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THE SEDAUA WEEKLY BAZOO. TTJESNDAaT, DECEMBER 16, 1884.
l Written lor the Sunday Morning Bazoo. SUN AND SHADOW. Some lives are filled with sun and shine, . And nothing ever Mulder bars The tender blue of Ht-aven's line, Than molten glow of perfect stais. Seme pathways li beside the flow Of quiet lakes and 6itging brooks, And seasons calmly tome and go Thro, soundles dells and quiet nooks. "While tome God he?p each darkened life Stand ever 'neath the clouds of fate, Ard stroggm g forward vainly strive To stem the weild's relentless late. Some treed the path of thorns beside The sullen pool and turb.d stream, .A nd davs and woe's are ho alied They" seem a dreadful waking dream. Oh , Some in gladnees, some in woe, So has it been since time bean; So will it be till death's lat throe Proclaims eteruitv is won. And hearts that grieve can only trust, Somewhere beyond is sun and shine nd bleseduess fr God is just, -.ml measures lives b love divine. P.osa Peablb. -SOCIETY NEWS. Any items of interest suitable for this depart .cient, from bedaiia or neighboring places, are re st'euuJlvfcoliciua. "We want a vivacious, active aud cheerv l&dv correspondent in all the neighbor i ng towns" tributary to Somalia. Address all such eoinniumcauons to Rosa Pearle, society reporter Bazoo olhce, bedalia, ilo. The hUU of the we.ith.tr last werk pro hibited aayihing like gayety in the world of toe etj, aud the record tuutt necessarily be brief until the holiday season nickcs its jdvent. It is predicted that this will not Ik; as gay as usual, owing probably to the "hard units," which pater lamiiies just now are reveling in as an ex cuse for not replenishing the empty purse of uiaier lamiiies and her winsome daugh ter. SEDAUA. Mrs. Bertie Atkinson is the guest of her relatives in Tipton Mis. E. B. Boydm, of St. Louis, is the queit ot relatives in this city. Mr. ard Mrs. M. Suliivan, of Kansas City, were in this city Wedntsday. Mrs. Mary Gilchrist, of Kansas, is the .guest of Mrs. . J. Brown, of East fcedalia. Mr. Judge Shirk, cf this chy, was Le guest oi liier-ds in Warsaw lafct week. Miss Ella Messerly returned from a visit ith htr sisters at California .last week. MLfS Agues Feeks returned last week from a pleatant visit with friends at War rensburg. Mrs. Auguste Schmidt, of Jefferson City, was the guest of Mrs. E. H. Morgan, last week. Miss Eva Gentry came home last week from a visit with friends in St. Joseph and Kansas City. Mrs. F. Farr, of Jefferson City, passed through here Thursday ea route to her home from Warrensburg. Mrs. Susan Swallow, who was the guest of Mr. W. M. Jolly's family, left last wetk for her home in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Septimus Martin, of this city, have removed to Mexico, Mo , where they will in future reside. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Bothwell expect to take -possession of their new home on Broadway iu about ten days, Miss Alice Tavlor. who has been visit t leg m Sedalia for the past fix months, left 1 1 A 1 . 1 lor ner nome in Arkansas last wees. The Ohio street Methodist church ladies had a pleasant meeting at Mrs. Chas. McLaughlin s on Ohio street last Thurs day. TVTifiR Isabel Daniel, who is the miest of friends in Kansas City, was personalized . t . 1- ! J T? .11 .i among omers wno witnessed jMnma addou Friday night at the Coates' opera house. The opera was "Traviata." The members of the Presbyterian church had a social at the residetce of J. O. White last Thursday evening. About .fifty gueBts were present The ladies had a large- number of pretty Christmas articles for sale. The house of Ex-Mayor C. E. Mes serly, welcomed the arrival last week, of Sl lovely baby boy. He will be named C E. Messerly Jr., and a host of friends hope he may grow, flourish and live long and happily. Miss Mary Buchwalter, who was a pretty and vivacious 6chool teacher in this city last year, was married last "Wednes day to Mr. Y. Dennis, of Cleveland, Ohio. The wedding look place at the residence of the bride's cousin in Sprinfield, Ohio. At the university contest for the J. E. Barrett prizs of $50 in gold, Mis3 Lydia Kent won the first prize awarded to the young ladies, Miss Hattie McKean the sec ond. Mr. E. E. Brandon, of Salt Springs, received first prize awarded to the gentle men, Mr. Curry, of this city, the second. Mr. W. P. Tucker and bride, nee Olive A, Sue3s, formerly a well and favor ably known young lady in this city are now at home in Winfleld, Kansas. Their Wedding took place in Denver, Colorado, at the home of bride's uncle, Maj. Henry Suess, A pieasanl party was given at Germa nia hall last Thursday evening in honor of Mr. and Miss Mahurter. of Ohio. A choice supper was served at Heskman & Teubner's 3iew restaurant on Ohio street. Gregg's orchestra furnished the music, and a very -enjoyable time was had by the tweaty-five guests. The marriage of Miss EUie Branham of this city and Mr. S. C. Higgins of Houstonia, took place at the Park hotel last Thursday afternoon in the presence ot about twenty relatives and friends of the parties. The newly wedded Mr. and Mrs. Higgins left for their future home at Houstonia Friday eveuing. Miss Alice Lansden, of St. Louis, whose beautiful singing elicited so much praise here last spring, will sing a solo at a parlor musicale given at the residence of Mrs. Miles Sells, 3517 Lucas avenue, St. Louis, to-morrow evening and also assist at a con cert given by the Choral society on the 23, .at thejexposition building. A pleasant company were entertained -at the residence of Mrs. fcrould bturgis m f Vie western uart of the city, last week. A very elegant supper was served and the evening whiled away pleasantly. Among ih quests were: Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. (Jummings, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Clute, Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. "Rarmrwik. Mr. and Mrs. Perry and quite a number of others, probably twenty -five in all. The Good Templars of this city, gve ; a pleasant social at the refidence of Mr. James Bottoms last luesday nignt, at which a large number of persons enoyed themselves to their heart's content: Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. John Stark, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Fisher, Misses Ida Hirsch, Hester Allen, Ida Gar ber, Carrie Eucker, Nellie Stark, Gussie Hill, Mollie O'Brieo, Messrs. a Blandon, C. H. Goodman, W. A. Birchfield, J. R. Buchanan and a number of others. Prairie Queen Lodje No. lS,Brotherhood of Railway Brakemau have very tasteful in vitations out for their first annual ball and banquet which will be given at Sicher's park Thursday envening, Dec. 18th. The committee of arrangements are Messrs. Paul Vermillion, Geo. E Lindsay, E. E. Biglovr, Frank O'Brien, Geo. F. McUnl loch. Committee on invitation, Wm. Young, E. J. Stubblefield, Juo. E. Doreey, W. J. Condon, C. P. Hale. Committee on recepti'-n, O. H. Lawton, J. Thompson snd W. A. Ferguson. Year by year the novelties for Christ mas grow more beautiful in finish, more artistic in design. One Eees exquisitely beautiful creations in delicately tinted plushes, the most noticeable of these per haps being plush toilet cases lined with shaded satin and the toilet articles finished in the new amber celluloid which is like congealed sea spray or tinted frost. There are also plush manicure pets, albums and the prettiest things imaginable in Christ mas cards which Easton & Demuth, the popular book tellers, display to tLe ad m ring gaze of all who call there. "WEDDINGS. Miss Stella Harding vas married to Mr. Deacon on last Wednesday, at Ccr thage. Bishop Robertson officiated. Miss Alice Thomas, of California, Mo., a young lady well known hero, was mar ried Wednesday to to M H. H. Hitchcock, also of California. Mr. Wm. H. Whimple, and Miss Mat tie Davis were uaikd in marriage last Tuesday evening, at St. Joe. Mr. Whim pie is of the firm of Whimple & Son, a very popular young business man, and Miss Davis is the accomplished daughter of Senator R. T. Davis. Mr. Leo. S. C. Ladiah, of the Sporting Globe, and Miss Josie A. Payne, daughter of Col. M. J. Payne, were married at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, at 20S West Tenth street, Kansas City, in the presence of immediate relatives, by Rev. J. E. Rob erts. Mr. and Mrs. Ladish left Tuesday evening for the east, expecting to be gone some time. - Oa Wednesday morning, Dec. 3d, 1384, at 10 o'clock, Mr. Clark Bower, of Holden, Mo., and Miss Birdie Edwards were united in marriage at Mt, Htrmon church in the presence of a Lrge audience, Mr. J. G. Edwards and Miss Ava Bower, being the attendants. The sermon was pronounced ! by the Rev. Alfred E. Rodgers in one of i the most beautiful and impressive styles. A Roman Catholic priest, formerly sta tioned at Havre, France, by name 31. 1' Abbe Le Mesle, was married the other day in London to a Miss Loisel, daughter of a wealthy b inker at Paris. The wedding ceremony was performed by spjeial license by the Rev. P. Ahier, incumbent of the French Angelican caurch. It is the inten tion of the uridegroom to work with Pere Hyacinth in his work of Catholic reform in Paris. COMING WEDDINGS. Mr, Herman Smith and Miss Ella Tennille, will be married Thursday even ing, December 18th. The wedding of Miss Annie Livingston, daughter of Mr: and Mrs. W. J. Living ston, of Windsor, will take place Tuesday evening, December 16th. Miss Rosa Rose, daughter of Mr. and R J. Rose, will be united in marriage to Mr. R. B. Donaldson, of this city, Wednes day afternoon, December 17th. The marriage of Miss Emma B. Stotls, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stotts, will take place at their residence, No. 1S23 Fourteenth and Kentucky, at 8 o'clock, ia this city. The groom, Mr. Nelson T. Bel las, is a well known young business man of this citv. IiATE FASHION NOTES. All brown furs are in high fayor. The beef-eater hat is again worn in England. High full shoulders are the rule for dressy wraps. A fashionable and beautiful rare fur is the sea otter. The long sealskin dolman is the mid winter wrap. Porphyry is a new shade between brick and garnet. Chenile trimmings are in favor both for bonneis and dresses. Hudson- bay sable tails form the bor ders of many fine fur wrap3. Very beautiful are the white felt hats brought out for little children. The fur lined circular remains in fa vor, but it is not a fzshionabls cloak. Persian lamb, Astrakhan and gray krimmer are all popular cheap furs. In lieu oi seplskm jackets snort man tles of sealskin will be worn this season. Among new lining furs comes a long, crinkled, white fleecy fur called Chiness. Muffs are sold to match capes, fichus, collars and pelerines of seal or other furs. Necklets of velvet, satin, metal and all sorts of materials are worn by women, young girls and children. All fashionable wrap?, long or short, are held in at the waist line in the back by straps of ribbon or elastic. Children's garments retain the puffed moliere front, and a bunch of shirring in the back is added this winter. There is a revival of taste for the deli cate 3thetic colors, and the newest jerseys are brought out iu these shades. The fastenings of mantles and cloaks of seal are carved antique heads in wood or stained ivory or fine passementerie. Capotes and Fsnchons without Etrings are worn, but for all that a strmgless bon net ia not in good taste. If one objects to strings she should wear a hat. Society Elsewhere. BUTLER. Miss Ida Wood accompanied her brother-in-law, W. R. Sherwood, to Oma- h, Neb., last Monday, where she will re side in the future. Miss Ida has hosts ot fiinds in Butler who regret to psrt with her. and wish her unbounded success in her new home. Dr. A. C. Franklin and wife left for Washington county, Kentucky, Monday evening, where they expect to make their future home. Miss Maggie wilt visit friends in Butler until after the holidays and then join her parents. COLUMBIA. Jacob Broadwell is oa a visit to his sister, Mrs. S. S. Laws. C. B. Rollins left last Monday for he south. He will visit New Orleans. State Auditor John Walker and wife left Tuesday for Jeff City, where thsy will reside. The Christinas holidays of the univer sity will cover only nine davs. The boys talk cf a "strike." John W.Harris and Ed. T. Rollins left on Monday lor Champaign, Illinois, lo attend the redding of Virgil M. Harris. Col. W. F. Switzlcr came home Suu day from Indianapolis, where he speut ihe week on a vi-dl to Yice-Piejident bkcl Thomas A. Hendricks. The ladies of the Eipssopa! Church Guild, will open a doll fair on x:exl Satni day, when all kinds can be obtained, prices ranging from ten cent6 up to 3. R-;v. Dr. John D. Yeocil, of St. Loui, who is here on a Yis?t, preached one of his eloquent sermons to an appreciative au dience on last Sunday night. Miss Miunie Russell gvve two recita tions at the amateur entertainment, at ifie opera house on last Monday night. She is much adiniied here for her elocutionary ability. She will give a reading cn moct Monday night nssisfed by her pupils. Lieut. Barroll, U. S. X , who is here oa a visit to his sister, Mrs. Wilkie, and who has only recently returned from abroad, lectured to an apprecintive an dience, last wek on the subject of Jap2n, Its Early History and some of the Manners and Customs of its People." L&st week eight young l-adies, Mis3?s Moss, Mathews, Lenore, Bates, Bsss An derson, "Winans and Shields, organizc-i a club at tho home of the latter. They call themselves the U. B's. and many are try ing to guess at the meaning of the cabalistic symbols The Statesman has interpreted ''Unmarried Beauties," while the Herald has it "Unmarried Belles." CLINTON. Mrs. F. M. Green is visiting her friends and relatives in St. Louis. Hunnewell, Kansas, will enjoy the presence of Jdiss Beitie Bauta, of thi place, for several weeks. She is visiting friends at that place. Mrs. I. N. Jones returned last week from a visit to her mother at Greenvill?. Ills. The old lady was quite 111 when ehe got there, but is recovering. Frank Corder, of JJattoon, Illinois, a relative of Mrs. A. B. Hopkins, the Elling tons and Hamblins near Brownington, is making a visit to Clinton. Mr. W. F. Uric and wife, of Kansas City, arrived Wednesday morning in re sponse to a telegram notifying them of the sad deah of Mrs. Hancock, mother of Mrs. Urie, who many of our readers knew cs Miss Jakee Snowdeii. W. W. Jackson, Esq., and dcushter, Miss Allie of Clinton, attended the wooden wedding of Kev. S. D. Givens and ladv, of Johnson, last week. Rev. Gray and lady received a number cf nice presents. A splendid supper was served. The host and hostess, assisted by Mr. Sam GilliUud, en tertained their company royally. Mra. O. is a daughter of Mrs. Jackson. WARRENSBURG. Sleighing has become the order of the hour. The Normal school will close for the holidays Friday, Dec 19th. The grand jury of Johnson county visited the Normal school Tuesday last. Miss Lavina Ewing has returned from a visit to relatives in the north part of the county. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Cockrell are visiting friends in Pleasant Hill and Kan- sasCity. Mr. S. P. McClem and wife, of Ohio ire visiting the family of Judge Wm. McClean, west cf town. The ladies of the Christian church cave an ovster supper at the Eads Hotel Friday evening, Dec. 12. A Roller Skating Masque Carnival will be given at the rink in Empire Hall Saturday evening, Dac. 20th. The society ladies of this city will give a Leap Year Phantom party at the Tyler Hotel Friday evening, Dec 19lh. Miss Bettie Zoll, who is teaching in the-Knobnoster public school, spent Satur day with her parents m thi3 city. Finis C. Farr, of Jeffersbn City, is by the bedside of his mother who is aged and very ill at her home on Culton street. Rev. W. H. Rogers, of Kansas City will preach in the First Presbyterian church to day, morning and evening. Mr. Hugh Robinson and wife, of For est City. Mo., who wera married in that riM j -i . r City on anureaay, are visuing relatives here to-day. The board of regents of the slate nor mal school held a very interesting busi- ness meeting nere . juonuay, wnicn was attended by all the members. Miss Naona Cruse, of Knob Noster, who has been attending the Normal, was suddenly taken ill of fever, Wednesday. She left for her home on the evening train. The ladies of the Christian church gave an oyste r supper at the Eads hotel Friday night, which was largely attended and proved to be quite an enjoyable and remunerative affair. The Legislative committee were in town last Monday and Tuesday for the pnr pose of examining the Normal school. The committee consisted of the following: Sen ator J. M. Allen, Liberty, Mo.; Representa tive Henry Bond, St. Louis, and Represen tative D. A. Ball, Louisiana, Mo. Miss May E. Thnrber, of this ,city, and Mr. Ross Ferrell, of Leavenworth, I of Senator J. M. Ailen. of Liberty ; Rep resentative D. L. Ball, of Louisiana, and Representative Henry Bond, of at. Louis, paid the normal a lgal visit last Saturday. They were met by Senator Harmon and Representatives Kelley and Whitsett, of this county, and expressed themselves as highly satisfied with the manner of con ducting the school. TEADB AND TRAFFIC. KICU HILL. Dell Cobb has arrived iu the Kas., were mrried at th residence of the bride's parents here on the 7th inst., Rev. L. M. Berry, of the Baptist church, offi ciating. The bride was the recipient of a very handsome piano for a bridal present. The l3gi3lat'iYe committee, consisting Mrs city. A social party was given at the residence of W. H. Sperry last Monday evening. Miss Oailie Dale returned home lo El dorado Springs Monday, after quite a pro tracted visit with tile family of Mr?. Pruit. Mrs. W. E. Pierce and cousin, Mis Maggie Sinip3on, returned from thetr visit to Hot Springs, much improved la heuhh. Mr. Pkrce is still engaged in his railroad work near Clialoa. Ch8rlev WestCDtt, brother-in-law of Mr. Hank Wise, with whom he baa been livir.g for the pist seven yeari, left last Saturday for a visit to Baxter Guriogs and Jopiin, with a view to locating ia one or the other of thoift places. Theskatin? canivnl at the Opera ho'152 rink last Thursday evening was quile a 6ucces3 b j-h as to atiendarue and icsult. A number of th? neatest skaters of the city (snd a few of the most awk ward ones) jarticiputed iu ih.2 exercises. STURGEON. F:?:nie Middlttoa, who has been visit ing at T::maroa, 1H., for sever&l weeks, has returned. D.-..B F. Brry, of Harrison ville, Mo., is visiting his siter, Mrs. J. Y. Kempar, ot this plicc. B. F. Ner.l and f imily left Thursday for St. Loukj where they will spend a week visiting and teeing the sights. W. O Gray, formerly of this place, but now a prominent attorney of Louisiana, Mo., was here visiticg his brother, II. L Gray, the past week. CALIFORNIA. J. G. Ehrhardt and daughter left for Boon vi lie Tuesday, visiting. John M. Lawson started for Kansas, Wednesday, visiting his daughter, Mrs. Kerfurlh. Mrs. Geo. R. Keiser and daughter came dorrn from Tiptou, Monday, visiting irieuds in this city. Mrs. Henry Graves, of Morean, reach Cnlifornia Tuesday ou her lelurn trom a visit to her father, Mr. Whitsker, in Kansas. Mrs. Maris Lan, of Mascoutah, III., reached this city Tuesday. She is the mother of Charley Schreiber, whose health remains very delicate. Miss BetlU McCullouch on her return from Boonville lo Jefferson City, Saturday, stepped off at our city, calling on Mrs. Jas. E. Hczell, and renmaed until Tuesday. IIAR. Mrs T. M. Perry's mother, Mrs. Hart well, of Kansas City, was here last we2k on a visit. Mrs. C H. Morgan aud family will accompany Mr. Morgan to Washington, on his return and spend the winter there. Mrs. N. McCutchen left on Wednes day over the Missouri Pacific railway, for aSevada, on a visit to her relatives at that nlace. The Lamar City Guards, the pride of our city, will give a grand masquerade ball on the night of the 24th inst., at their hall. The invitations are all printcd end ar rangements are being made to mke this the grandest success we have ever wit nessed. Progressive euchre is being introduced in Lamar. A party of this kind was held at Mr. and Mrs. Morgan's on Monday night. Miss Rose Smith won the first prize, a beautiful vase. Mr. Attwood, hav ing made the least points, won the package of chewing gum. LEXINGTON. Miss Alice Blair is visiting friends in Richmond. j Miss Lizzie Berryman has returned to : Kansas City. j Mrs. breach, of St. Louis, is visiting Mrs. !N. G. Bishop. Mrs. Hord is visiting friends at Leav enworth, Kansas. Miss Mary Price, who has been visiting in St. Louis, lias returned home Mis3 Ollie Fishback, of Lexington, Ky., is visiting friends nfiar this city. Miss Carrie Baehr, of Kansas City, i3 visiting friends and relatiwsin this city. Mr. Thomas M. DifJc-r, who has been visiting in Pennsylvar.ia, returned home last week. HNNIBAL Miss Maggie Hock is visiting in St. Louis. Mrs. H. W. Ellio't 1 ft for Bevier to day to join her hobDii, .ad where they will live for the futur. W. J. Hilton f nd family left on last evening for Quincy, and honi there to St. Joseph, where they will reside in the future. ' Mies Mattie Harrison Mt last Tues day night on an extended vidt to relatives in Winfield, Kas. GYor. M. Harrison accompanied her as far at Kansas City. MEXICO. Born, to Mr. and Mw. Chas. Powell, a son. Mrs. Dr. N. Allison, we regret to learn, continues very ill. An entertainment will ho given at the opera house, Tuesday evening, December 30th, under the fciipervi-ion of Mrs, R. Callaway, Mrs. Yorhics and others. Mrs. John T. Bruc, of Chardon, O., is visiting the famiiy of J. 2J. Baskett. B. F. Brown ind family, of near Lad donia, have removed to their new home at Hutchinson, Kas. Mrs. Williams, oi Mechanicsburg, O., who has been visiting her brother, ex Mayor J. B. Botkin, left for home Wednesday. Miss Jennie Fenton, of Baltimore, Md. Miss Lizzie Clark, of St. Louis, and Misses Ella and Lizzie Stewart, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, are the guests of Judge Ross and family. T. B. Anderson, Santa Clans & Co., jewelers, 205 Ohio street 9 22d & wtf. A Drummer's Description of The Cause of Complaint in Business Circles. Low Prices and Lots of Goods Offer Extra Inducements to Purchasers. "How is business ? inquired a reporter ol :t Jeatiiusr eastern drummer vesterdav. 'Well, I'll teil you, said the drummer, business, so far as tne selling ot goods is "on- eaied, whs r.ever better with me. I cake i;ts of orders and big ones at that, but the truth is there is not muh money in them. "How ii tha', don't vou get paid for them." "Yes, you bet we do. Nearly every order now-a-daya is cash. Therj is less credit busi.icss done than I ever knew be fore. Nearly every merchant demands csb orders. It is only once aud awbilelfiad on 3 who wishes to purchase on time. The trouble is margins ar? to small and goods o cheap thai it creates a great drag and mn who hive been used to ounting their j.rofrs uud per cent, b? thousands have to count tbem by hundreds now." uYo.i think, then, i: i not a lack of con uniptiMn, ever proo; ti n or lack of ii!0.it;y is ihe cause of the strain so much c.;Ki plained of?" "It is my deli'erate corivtitiou it U all owing to r.n unsettling of valuations?" ''W:.:tt do ycu think will he the result?' Fro'ii this 03 thtre will be a nvirked improvement. Everything is at bedrock now and almost every bianch of industry Ipts fcdjns.ed its-lf to the situation. The K-xt trouble will be a surplus of money aad cash will gj begging, unless prices jump up all at unce to keep pace with the supply. But IT: tell you, vou don't want a long disquisition ou this subject. To prove I am correct, just you go up town and ask every merchant you see, 'liow is lime jjst :.s you did me. I'll bet you a new bat every one of them will tell you dull! dull ! ariih a fact; as long as my arm. But if you ak them abjut their supply of goods they will till you they have the largest stock of goods they ever purchased Ask them abjut the price acd they will ttll you they can sell goods cheaper than ever ws known before. The fact is the merchants: expect big s!es aai they will have fhun, but prices have been so low they hve bean tempted to purchase morej largely than ever in their Lves. Its their big stocks that make them feel a little shaky, but you can just bit your boots thry are safe. They'll make a big profit pretty soon. But my train's going good bye." With this the cosmopolitm vendor jumped on the cars and was soon sleamiog west. Pondering on his queer assertions the scribe visit a large number of stores and is conviuced there is much reason in his re marks. Every branch of trade in this city shows the fullest lines of goods ever presented and prices aie lower than ever known be foie indeed, after pricing the numerous uecessilies of life, to say nothing of the luxuries and the endless display of holiday goods, one is led to wonder how a person of even ordinary physical ability can fail to find employment sufficient to keep him at least comparatively comfort able. SedAlia to-day has a supply of ev ery description of goods sufficient for all Central Missouri and many of them so low that if purchased at retail east, the freight would amount to more than the price of the goods and il is evident every citizen and the farmers will never have a better opportunity to supply themselves and they should take advantage of it before the rush of busiuess causes a reaction and drives prices up to the old standard. Horsford's Acid Phosphate, Valu able in Indigestion. Dr. Daniel T. Nelson, Chicago, says : 'I find it a pleasant and valuable remedy in indigestion, particularly in overworked men: SCHOOL BOOKS. What the Sedalia School Board Says Concerning Them. A reporter called upon the various mem bers of the Sedalia school board to ascer tain, it possible, what would be their prob- j able action in regard lo the selection of school books for the next five years as re quired by law. Nearly all of them were seen and each expressed the same opinion, "that no action, whatever, would be taken. The result of which they say will be to continue the present series indifinitely and j to leaye the board free to act in the event j the legislature shall make any changes in j the present law. The members of the board were also unanimous in expressing the opinion that the present law was very defective, its only merit being the five year j clause, which gave a sursease to the con tinuous agitation of the matter. The objectionable features, however, were very numerous. First, a lack of uniformity throughout the state, or even in counties, caused much confusion, and necessitated a complete change of books whenever a family re moved their residence beyond the range of the schools in which their children had been in attendance. Second, it places the matter of textbooks under the control of publishers and permits outrageous extortions. Third, it prevents the booksellers from being able to purchase in large quantities from any onepublisher, and compels them to keep small lots from numerous houses, thus increasing the cost to the consumer in order to save the retailer. Professor Culley and a number of other teachers were also seen and expressed like views. The booksellers also made the same com plaint, and so far as Sedalia is concerned tnere seems to oe no amerence oi opinion as regards the desirability of a change in the present school law. As to what that change should be there was a difference of opinion, some maintaining the state should take into its own bands the preparation and publicition of the books, and others that a committee consisting of the state superin tendent, a number oi school commissioners and representatives should formulate the siylc and character of text books, and the secretary of state should award the contract for furnishing them to the lowest and best bidder. A number of other suggestions and facts were revealed which will here after b- published, when it is definitely known what action is likely to be made among the school boards of the state. This, however, may ba said : One of the school board stated that the average cost in this city was about $2 per annum per scholar for text books, while in St. Louis, where a contract is made direct with the publishers, thi cost for the same books is but 70 cents per scholar. AN INSANE1 WANDERER. A Crazy German Woman With out Friends or Money. Thursday night there arrived at the Wordeman house a German woman of small stature and thin visage, apparantly about 40 years of age. She applied for lodging and it was furnished her. Friday night she went to the depot, saying she de sired to go off on the train, bhe failed to do so, however, and again returned to the house last night. She repeated her visit to the depot and when the midnight train came in she got ou the cirs, but immedi ately got oiFag:in and went into the depot. A reporter, noticing her peculiar actions, attempted to ascertain, if possible, some clue to her identity, but soon became con vinced that she was insaae. She first stated she came from Kansas City, but declined to blte where she wished to go. When asked what her name was she replied: 4Do 1 owe you anything?" After much persuasion she gave her name a3 Mary Blanton and stated, she de sired to go to Warrenton. where she said, she Lad relitives . After the train left, she was again visite i by the reporter and officer Fifer and after much peruasion in duced to co back to the Werdeman house for the night. After arriving there and iiaving more closely pressed as to her identity, she began to cry and said she had a brother residiug at Little Rock named Louis Greishaber and desired to have him notified of her whereabouts. She is evi dently crazy, and efforts will be made to ascertain where she belongs. A telegram was sent to Little Bock last night, making inquiries, and it is probable something will be learned to-day concerning ber. She ought to be looked after in the meantime by some of our good German ladies who can speak her language. HEADLIGHTS. Eugine No. 256, in charge of Engineer Morgan, and pulling passenger train No. 5, Taylor conductor, broke a driving rod coming down Laferty hill yesterday after noon The engine pulled the train to this city and was taken to the shops. The train was delayed twenty minutes by the accident. Marshall, Mo.,Dec.l3. An effort is be ing made to have a railroad built from t lis place to the coal fields twelve mile3 south of this city. The owners of the mines, Bush & Walker, are willing to as sist any home or foreign company in building the road. They hare on their tract over thirty acres of bituminous and csnal coal, and some time ago a shaft was sunk fifty-two feet into the deposit. If the ro id is built the mines will give employ m mt to hundreds of miners. The people of " Lexington are well pleased over the following order which has recently been made by the railroad com missioners: "Il is ordered that tbat part of tin Pacific railroad lines extending from Sedalia by way of Lexington and Inde pendence to Kansas City, be declared to be in class A, as defined by section 831 re vised statutes of Missouri. This order to take effect from and after January 1st, 1S85." This is gratifying to the people, as it makes a reduction In the passenger rates from four to three cents per mile. OUR NEIGHBORS. Marshall, Mo., is happy. It has just opened a pork packiog establishment. Henry Little, of Malta Bend, dropped hi3 little powder in the fire and now he is a little indisposed as a result of the little explosion whicn ensued. The sad death of Miss Alma Bishop of Miami, in St. Louis has cast a gloom over the people of that section rendered doubly severe by the manner ol her death. Three men of Hannibal, Mo., killed 1 JOO ducks in a week. One man shot 89 in one day. Some hunters drove to Hanni bal with a wagon loaded with ducks to the sideboards, like corn. The Bazoo, with its usual enterprise, presented the people of Pettis county with spienaia cui .oi meir court nouse last wees:. The Bazoo never fails where enter i rise tells. Boonville Topic. The preliminary trial of the Terrill bjys was held at Browning Thursday. It WK3 lxciu ltciv&c; uuxio viauj r? awaa oj Lewh for the prosecution and M. A. Fyke for the defense. The trial resulted in the release of Andrew aud the commitment of Josephu3 to appear at the term of the cir cuit court. A bond was hxed at the sum of $5,000 which will be given shortly. Pettis county is about to form a Short Horn Cattle Association. Good. "Why can't Cooper county have a Thoroughbrea Cattle Association aud admit breeders of all pure blood stock? We have such breeders as Leonard, Combs, Ormrod, Wal lace, "Walker, McMahans, Carpenter and many others. There is no reason why Cooper county should not have an associa tion. Let us hear from you, gentlemen. Boonville Topic. A proposition is on foot in Browns ville, to establish a college at Sweel Spring, and at a meeting of the citizens on Tuesday the following proposition sub mitted by D. W. Marmaduke, on behalf of the Sweel Springs company, was taken un dar advisement. The Sweet Springs com pany agree to erect on their grounds for the sum of $15,000, a substantial, commod ious building, and to fully equip the same for college purposes ; the money to be re paid by annual instalments in seven years, at the end of which time the building, is to become the property of the Sweet Springs company , plan of the building to be as may be agreed upon between the company and the citizens : mortgage on th property to be given by the company to se- cure the payment of the money. The school to be under the control of a citizens,