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SED ALIA WEEKLY BAZOO. VOLUME 19. SEDALIA, MO, TUESDAY. JULY 10, 881. NUMBER 7 THE NEW CITY BUILDING, Ready to be Turned Over To morrow by the Contractor. The finishing touches on the new engine-house, calaboose and police court, were being put on by conductor Hur ley Saturday evening, and he will be ready to turn over the building, as iar as his contract goes, to the build ing committee of the city council to morrow morning. The fitting up of the stalls for the horses, putting in the eight iron cages in the calaboose, furnishing the court room and set tling into shape the thousand and one things necessary to the interior of the structure, are not included in Hur ley's contract. They will be attend ed to, in proper style and due time, by the building committee. As the structure now stands it is as complete and commodious, and likewise con venient, as any fire engine house in the western country. The apartment at the north side of the main room down stairs, opening out on Kentucky, street will be the home of the engine and hose reel and the necessary horses. At either side of the machine and the reel is a handsome stall for a horse, and swinging above, ready to be put on the animal with two snaps in a moment of time, is the necessary har ness. The south side of the room will be fitted up in the future for a hook and ladder outfit, complete, horses, harness and all. In the second story, above the fire equipment, is the sleeping room of the firemen, which will be fitted up comfortably and conveniently for the boys. In the corner of the room, southwest and northwest, will be sliding poles for the members of the company to hasten their movements when an alarm of fire is sounded, the old-fashioned way cf getting down stairs proving too slow. In tne rear of the sleeping quarters is a large room intended for the stor age of feed, and so forth, and part of it will be utilized for a workshop. The police court is immediately above the calaboose, beiug reached by a flight of steps on the outside of the building. The court-room is dis connected from the firemen 's quarters by a dead brick wall. The calaboose is in the rear of the engine room, on the first floor, and is a large apartment, with a concrete floor. In the center of the room are eight row cages for the unlucky prisoners, who may chance to be run in by the police. In one corner of the room is a pump, which brings fine water from a living well, dug before the house was built by Alder man Rod Gallie, who owned the property. A pump is also led into the same well from a corner of the room, intended for the hook and ladder apparatus. The building has taken about ten weeks in its erection and is pronounced by those who know, to be substantial and admirably adapted in every respect for the purposes to which its several parts will be put. A Jury and a Coffin. In Justice Fisher's court, yester day, there was a tril by jury, in which the price of a coffin was sued for. The plaintiffs were McLaughlin Bros., and the defendant, J. . Ens ley. The mother-in-law of the last named, Mrs. Bowman, died last fall, and a coffin, costing $65, was procur ed ior tie remains from the undertak ing firm indicated. The account was not paid by Mr. Ensley, and the Mc Laughlins brought suit for the money. About two weeks ago a trial of the cause was had in 'Squire Fisher's court, and the result was a mistrial, the jury hanging. Yesterday the suit was brought up again before a new jury, and several hours were spent over it. After the evidence had been heard and argu ments of the attorneys, pro and con, had been listened to, the jury retired and shortly returned a verdict for the plaintiffs for $65 and interest and costs. Slightly Delayed. The Sedana express from St. Louis yesterday morning was a few minutes late, the occasion of the delay being the breaking down of a truck on a cat of No. 24, at Williams' crossing, about three miles east of Sedalia. The wrecking train was sent out and the damage was fixed up in short order. None of the other morning trains were thrown out of time by the acci dent Set For Tuesday Next. Three complaints were made in Esq, Halsted's court against Wilson R. Wilson, for disturbing the peace. Elizabeth Wilson is. made a co-de-j fendantin all of them. The plain tiffs are Eliza beth Jacobs,who swears to two seperate complaints, and Alex ander Bingley. The parties live out in the country. The trials are set for ten o'clock, a. m., next Tuesday. The Old Settlers. A grand reunion of all the old settlers of Central Missouri will be held in the beautiful grounds sur rounding te mineral springs, at Windsor, Henry county, Saturday, July 30th. Speeches will be made by distinguished men and parties con versant with the early days of Mis souri. Manv interesting things, not ! only to those who were here then, but ! also to those who came upon the stage ;of action later on. will be talked ! about. The reunion will be held under the auspices of the Old Settlers' j Pioneer association, of which W. H. Harn is presideut and B. F. William ! son, secretary. All old settlers are cordially invited to be present and en joy the day. Another Disturbance. On complaint of Miss Mollie Hofl , against Mrs. Louisa Robison, was brought before Esquire Halsted yes terday afternoon, charged with dis turbing the peace of Mollie and Mrs. . Mary A. Arnelt. The last two are white, and the other woman is col ored. All live on West Main street. The difficulty originated with the children, as is sometimes not unusual, and the testimony of the various wit nesses was tedious and uninteresting. At a quarter past six o'clock last night the judge, after lecturing the parties on having proper control of their children, fined Mrs. Robison $1 and costs, or a total of $11.55. BIG FIRES. New York Visited by Two Disas trous Confl rogations. New York, July 16. This morning about 3 o'clock the Metropolitan storage and ware-house was discovered to be on fire and although the fire department was promptly on hand the flames spread rapidly. The sparks set fire to the roof of the Hotel Xormandee and guests were promptly alarmed, but the blaze was ex tinguished. Meantime an explosion occurred in the warehouse and seven firemen at work on the first floor were blown into the street, more or less seriously injured They were all taken to a hospital. Ibe injured were: Captain Vetter, of Engine Company No. 39, and four of his men ; John Conroy and John Douglass, Engine Company No. 1. The damage is over $55,000. ANOTHER FIRE. While the file on Broadway was raging, an hour before daybreak another fire broke out in St. Joseph's asylum, at Eighty ninth street and avenue A. The fire was in the basement. Nearly two hundred children were asleep, but the Sisters in charge, through self-control and heroism, succeeded in arousing the children ana leading them safely to the street. Only one, H. Batxe, a German orphan, aged 9 years, was seriously burned. The female attendants imprisoned on the upper floor were rescued. A Desperado Killed. Leadville, Col., July 16 F. Coleman, a noted desperado and criminal, was killed by Marshal Phelps and Captain Loch mere this morning at 6 o'clock. Coleman aitd some of his associates were ordered to leave the city some days ago, but defied the authorities and announced their inten tion to remain here as long as they chose, The Marshal and his assistants were arm ed with warrants for the parties, whom they saw in a Sixth street sal oon. As soon as informed of his arrest the outlaw drew a pistol and began firing at the officers, who returned it, and in one second Coleman lay on the floor riddled with bullets. One of his associates was captured but the balance of the gng es caped. The grand jury now in session,has requested the city officials to rid the city of the number of footpads and burglars nowjhere, and prominent citizens to-day requested that the police force be doubled. At a special meeting of the council this af ternoon eight additional officers were placed on the police force and a general raid will be made to-night and all suspic ious characters found in the saloons, dance houses and gambling rooms will be arrested. She Wanted To Die. Kansas City, July 16. Dolly Cole, one of the world's unfortunates, residing up stairs in the building at the corner of Sev enth and Wyandotte streets, attempted to shuffle ofl this mortal coil either last night or this morning, but was unsuccessful. A reporter called at the house this morning and found the woman lying in a semi comatose state, attended by a companion who related the facts as far as she knew : "I think Dollie became despondent' she said, "and took a dose of poison, but lucki ly it was either too much or too little and she will recover." A note found on her person stated that she was sick of life and wanted to die. Killed By The Can. Kansas City July 16. James Del any, a section hand employed on the Atchison, Topeka & ban la Fe railroad, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon, at 5 o'clock, bv being ran over by a freight train. Del any was at work repairing the track between this city and Argentine, when he noticed a train coming irom Kansas City toward him, he stepped on the track parallel to the one on which he had been working, but did not observe a freight train approaching from behind, i f e was struck on the head by the pilot of the engine and was knocked down, the entire train passing over his body. He was horribly mangled, different portions of the body being scattered along I the track. Delany was a married man,! 37 years of age, and resided at No. 2223 ' Cherry street, in this city. DM turn; mwMGBfra hj&iimijuimuiu uu PHILOSOPHERS ATCOMOKD FOR BARGAINS IN slJl Business Houses, Vacant Business Lots, Residence Property, Vacant Lots and Blocks, Suburban Acre Property, Improved running Lands. IF YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL, Aristotle's Doctrine of Reason Discussed and a Look at The Drama. REM. ESTATE SEDALIA LAUD Al INVESTMENT COMPANY, 117 OHIO STREET, SKI) A LI A, MO. BY FAST MAIL. A Young Lady Chloroformed at at Mot Springs, Ark., Suicide in Cincinnati Mrs. Witter, of Denver, Col., Ar j rested for Poisoning Her Husband Other News. Charles Dunkheinier, of Kansas City, fell from the top of a three-story building in course of construction at the corner of Thirteenth and Harrison streets Friday morning and was fatally injured, lie was taken to his boarding place, at No. 1505 Grand avenue, where a physician exam ined his hurts, which were pronounced seriously and probably fatal. A lad of about 14 years of age, son of James Harper, a farmer living about six miles northwest of Brunswick, Mo., was killed by a mower Friday forenoon. The machine struck a bumble-bee's nest and the team ran away, throwing the boy, who was driving, in front of one of the wheels, which passed across his back, crushing his ribs and lungs. He lived but a few min utes after the accident The state Sunday school and Chau tauqua assembly will bold its first annual meeting at Pertle Springs, at Warrens burg, beginning on the 27th and continu ing ten days. Dr. J. D. Vincel, of St. Louis, will" make the opening address. Over $20,000 has been spent in securing noted lecturers for the programme, and a laiye attendance is lecked for. It will be lo Missouri what the Ottawa assembly is to Kansas. The Missouri Pacific road has a rate of fare ior round trips from all points on the line. Charles Grosse, owner of a large fur niture factory and of several other build ing in other parts of the city, committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging himself with the elevator rope in the third story of his furniture establishment, at No. 696 Elm street. He was found dead by his son, who was first to enter the place after his father. While he was the owner of $30,000 of property, he had recently been talking bout becoming poverty stricken, and this hallucination is ail that can be suggested as the cause of his act. He leaves a wife and seven children. Mis Emily O. Witter, wife of the late John A. Witter, whose mysterious death by poisoning occurred a few days ago, at Denver Col. was arrested Friday evening, charged with having administered the slow poison to her husband. Mrs. Witter has been publically suspected for several days, but nobody was willing to make open accusation against her, and the warrant was not sworn out until yesterday by th District Attorney. Mrs. Witter has all along denied her guilt most strenuously. She was not placed in jail, but was ordered to appear in court and give bail in the sum of $10,000. Mrs. Witter is still at home, surrounded by friends who do not think her guilty. A highly sensational case of chloro forming came to light rriday morning on Crest street Hot springs Ark , was Miss Sarah Langdon, a about 18 years old. About X . -. M - voice awakened Mrs Mascowitz, who pro ceeded to Miss Langdon 's room and found her out, and a window open. The young lady was soon found lying on the front porch in an unconscious state. By some means, unknown parties had effected an entrance to the room, chloroformed Miss Langdon and then attempted to abduct her. The miscreants were frightened away by Mrs. Mascowitz's timely approach. Miss Langdon could give no clew to the identity of the parties. For some weeks she had been the recipient of anonymous notes, couched in terms most tender and affectionate. The last note received im plored a meeting. The case is being ierreted eut by the authorities, and the perpetrators will doubtless be severely handled if apprehended. Miss Langdon is an attractive and respected young lady, of most excellent character. A social sensation developed shortly after noon Friday in Chicago, in the fact that Leonard Swett was on the eve of mat rimony. That tue distinguished barrister and former law partner of Abe Lincoln should marry at this time of life (he is 61) was not surprising, but when F. A. Mean, a clerk in his office, asked Clerk Salmon for a marriage certificate and gave his chiefs name as the party of the first part, there was an incredulous look through the office. However,the lady's name was duly asked and given as Miss M. A. Decker. She has been Mr. Swett's confidential clerk and book-keeper for the greater pan of seven years in which she has been in his office She is a very good looking lady, being an educated woman, a member of one of the best families of Germany, and posset sed of such business ability that she has had charge of the office. The wedding took place quietly Friday evening st the resi dence of Archbishop Feehan, who came from a summer resort in (Quebec especially to perform the ceremoney. The bride s family and Mr. Swett's neice were the only witnesses. The newly m&rried couple left the same evening for an eastern tour. The first Mrs. Swett died a year ago after a sickness of thirty years. Mr. Swett is a man of fine appearance, tall and well formed. RAILROAD KOBBEKS. Detectives Hunting Them Bat Without Results. Decatur, 111., July 16. Detective Bal lard of the Wabash got home safe after a fruitless search of three days in the Ver million river bottom for the road agent who robbed Passenger Agent Crane of the Wabash Western near Forestoo Tuesday morning. When the special coach in which General Manager Hayes, Mr. Crane and other officers left Decatur two strange men who had been loitering about the depot at Decatur got on. One wore a slouch hat and a blouse, the other a plug hat and a Prince Albert coat. After Crane had been forced to give up his $"200 watch and 10 in cash at the point of a pistol, the rob ber, who is described as wearing a blouse, pulled the bell-cord and when the train stopped fltd through a corn field. Ballard heard of a man near Forest and lost track of him near Pontile. The man with the Prince Albert and the robber was seen at Forest. Special officers are yet scouring the bottoms in the vicinity of Pontiac for the road agent. If they have not skipped out on a freight train they will starve out of their hiding place. Receiver Mnnulta of this division of the Wash will spare no expense to capture the party. JEFF STEVENS A MURDERER, Tom Kelly, Whom He Shot With a Target Gun, Died Last Night. ibe victim young lady midnight a Kansas City, July Hi. Tom Kelly, who was shot by the notorious Jefl Stevens at the corner of Eighth and Broadway, Thursday evening, died at the city hos pital at 11 o'clock last night The coro ner impaneled a jury to inquire into the shooting, and the hearing of evidence be gan at 2 o'clock this afternoon. At the conclusion of the inquest Htevens will be taken before a justice of the peace and in formation charging him with the murder of KeUy, filed. A reporter was the first one to inform Stevens this morning of Kelly's death. His mother was standing outside his cell at the tine. His face twitched at the news and he was evidently about to break down, but, quickly recovering, laughed outright and said: "I don't care. I'd just as soon he'd die as live. He ought to have been killed ten years ago." Stevens has taken very little rest since his confinement, but continually paces the floor of his cell with his eyes cast down ward. He appears moody and despondent at times but quickly brightens up and laughs, as it were, at himself. Although he professes to be indifferent to the out come of the case he is evidently exceed ingly anxious about it. His aged mother, i uuwni uuhu wiiu g ici , lias utcu aimvTi constantly near him since his arrest and has left him supplied with refreshments. The police examine everything given him to see that nothing with which he could injure himself gets into his cell. Concord, X. H., July 16. The Concord school of Philosophy is now open with warm weather and fair a ttendance. Yes terday morning's lecture was by Dr. W. T. Harris, on "Aristole's Doctrine of Reason." The speaker began by distinguishing two modes of regarding the world the materi alistic and the spiritualistic. The former knows only things aud cot activities, con ceiving the orgin of motion to be at the begining of an infinite series of events. The spiritualistic view, on th mntrarv. holds all things and movements to be the result of self-activity, or, in other words, ! that activity produces being, and not vice versa. He showed that wherever science begins it is given by necessity to have re course to self-activity as the ultimate ex planation, since even sense perception it self is due to aggregation and composition, which themselves can he explained only through activity and ultimately self-activity. Of all known beings man alone has the power oi re alising in himself this self-activity, and this is his mission in history. By this realization he comes more and more to resemble God, in whom will and intellect are undistinguished. This idea of God, the speaker thought, was held up both by Plato and Aristotle and passed into Chris tian theology. The lecture throughout showed a tendency to make Aristotle speak the language of Hogel and to disregard Aristotle's historic setting. This was followed by an interesting dis cussion participated in bv Dr. Bush, Mr. Sanburn, Mr. Mead and others. Among other questions were considered that oi Aristotle's pronounced opposition of Plato's doctrine of ideas, the question of the im mortality of the soul and that of the na ture of individuality. In regard to the first, Dr. Harris considered the opposition as due mainly to personal reasons and as having little real ground; and as to the second, he held that Aristotle claimed immortality for the in dividual, but did not clearly bring out the nature of individuality or distinguish it from personality. He defined individual ity as the power possessed by a being of realising the whole world in himself, but did not state the principle of that power or distinguish individuality as related to self from individuality as related to another. The evening lecture was by Mr. Thorn -as Davidson, on "Aristotle's Poetics in Re lation to the Drama," He began by show ing that Aristotle's dramatic theory was inducive, and that facts must always pre cede the theory of facts. Without attempt ing to follow Aristotle's order of termiol ogy, he undertook to give the gist of his theory. Art, he said, was an attempt to re veal the purpose which nature, by a veil of details and accidents, time and space half conceals. In art three things are to be considered : First, the subject repre sented ; second, the means of representa tion, and third, the manner of using these means. Considering these in detail, he showed that the arts are distinguisbed mainly by the second. There are two classes oi arts : First, the space arts, whose principle is symmetry, architecture, sculpture and painting, ana second, the time arts, whose principle is rhymth, poetry, dancing and music De scending to poetry, he showed the ground of its division into lyric, epic and dramatic verse and the reason why they appear historically in this order. The speaker then took up Aristotle's definition of tragedy and discussed it at great length. It runs as follows: "Tragedy is the representation of an earnest, complete and extended action in language, embel lished by various kinds of ornament, dis tributed according to the different parts of the work, acted and not recited, and ac complishing through pity and fear the purification of such emotions." In con clusion the lecturer showed the chief differ ence between the ancient and modern dramas and how the latter had been af fected by Christianity. A discussion followed. Mrs. Logan Hurt Carbondale, 111., July 16. A serious accident hapiened to Mrs. John A. Logan this afternoon. She arrived in town this morning, stopping at the residence of Mr. 11. F. Campbell. This afternoon Mrs. Logan, and Mrs. Campbell drove into the country in a buggy, crossing to a small bridge where there wss a loose plank. The horse refused to go forward and being urged the animal became restless. The ladies became frightened and Mrs. Logan tried to get out of the boggy and while doing so the horse suddenly sprang back ward. Mrs. Logan fell to the ground, the fore wheel passed over her and the horse backed up on her, his hoof striking her head and inflicting a severe wound. The horse then started forward and the wheels of the buggy again passed over the pros trate woman. By this time Mr. T. Brush, who wss passing along the road, seeing the dangerous condition of the women, rushed to their assistance. Mr. Brush conveyed the ladies back to Mrs. Camp bell's residence. At first it was feared that Mrs. Logan's arm was broken, but fortunately this calamity was escaped. Her limbs and side are badly bruised, which, in addition to the wound on her head, causes much anxiety. Dr. Kobarts, who is attending, has expressed the opinion that her condition is not dan-gerous. Only a Case of Hysterics. Kansas City, July 16. A case of suicide by carbolic acid at Seventh and Wyan dotte streets was recorted at headquarters to-day. On investigation it was found that Mrs. Charles Wolcott, who has for the last four years been separated from her husband was in hysterics. The woman's Sarents and Wolcott live in Wyandotte, he is subject to such attacks a d the one to-day was probably brought on by excite ment which the following note which she left addressed to a companion will ex plain : Annie :I am sick as will be before this is done. I hope I never will open my eyes on any earthly thing again. I don't want to live as I feel as if I will never see Bert again. Bert leaves at 11 o'clock this morning. Send him word as quick as you can that I am dead to all appearance. Ask him how it happened. You will find him at No. 106 West Tenth street. Will Again Invite the President. St. Louis, Mo., July 16. Mayor Francis this morning appointed a committee to carry the invitation to President Cleveland to visit the city of St. Louis during the fall festivities. On this committee were the presidents of various associations having in charge the fall festivities and many prominent citizens representing union soldiers, ex -confederates and busi ness men. The colored citizens are repre sented by one of their race. The delegation will start next Saturday. Four Dead. Cincinnati, July 16. The temperature is two degrees hotter at noon to-day than yesterday. There have been a number of prostrations from heat among the laborers and others exposed to extreme heat Four deaths were reported yesterday. Four more deaths were reported up to noon to-day. one being a man who was prostrated early this morning. Many laborers have given op work on account of the great heat. IBS This Week BY CALLING ON W. L. P OUTER, Rooms 1 and I Porter Block, Cor, Main and Ohio Streets. A YELLOW WAGON. The President Shows Jefferson ian Simplicity. Watertown, JSL Y., July 16. The presi dential party left Forresport for the Thous and Islands at 9:05 o'clock. Eld Thorpe, mail carrier, brought them over from For restport in the most magnificent covered wagon, with yellow wheels, ever seu in this part of the country. There were the President and his wife and Rev. William X. C leveland and his wife. At the depot Railroad Commissioner John D. Kernan and wife joined the party. The train left Utica at about 8 o'clock, having on board Secretary of the Treasury Fairchild and his wife, who had come down from Cazen ovia. The president was greatly pleased with his treatment by the Forestport people. Said he in conversation on the train,: "I declare 1 am very much pleased with those little receptions which have been given at Forestport, Holland Patent and Clinton. The people in the country act very nicely. They are so quiet and polite and there is no rudeness or jostling one an other for position. There are just about enough of them to make a reception pleas ant without being in the least fatiguing. I think the country people especially are deserving of the very kindest treatment by you newspaper men," The commttee of reception at Forest port was composed equally of Republicans and Democrats, the former vie ins with the latter in an endeavor to make the Presi dent's sojourn in the village pleasant. From Alder Creek railroad station, where the party took the train to Cape Vincent, where they will embark on the steamboat on which they will sail among the islands, is a distance of ninety miles. The train was scheduled to make it in two hours. It slowed down at Boonville, seven miles from Forestport, where the erewd cheered the President and his wife as they stood on the rear platform of the drawing-room car. At Port Ley don it again slowed down and the crowd cheered them. At Glensdale a stop was made for water, and the people on the depot platform crowded forward to shake hands. Half a dozen children pressed forward, each of whom the president shook by the hand At Lowville, one of the lar gest villages in this section, about all the inhabitants were at the depot, and a sa lute was tired. The president stepped down to the platform and was introduced to such as could crowd forward in three minutes time by Postmaster Bostick. At Carthage a large crowd was assembled, and the train again slowed down. The depot was handsomely draped. At 1(M0 the party reached Watertown, having made the run of sixty-six miles in one hour and forty miuutes. THE SPECIAL TRAIN. Utica, X. Y., July 16 The special train which conveyed the presidential party to the Thousand Islands left Utica at 8 a- m., accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Hammond. Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild boarded the train at Utica this morning. At Holland Patent the party was augment ed by Miss Rose Elisabeth Cleveland, Leamans and wife, brother-in-law and sis ter of the president, and Miss Carrie E. and Miss Mary L. Hastings, President Cleveland's nieces. The Deadly San. Chicago, July 16. The weather contin ues intensely hot. The temperature ranged from 84 at 8 a. m. to 95 at 2 p m. The thermometer at 10 o'clock this morning recorded iS and bids fair to eclipse yes terday's record. Five deaths from sunstroke were reported up to 11 a. m. 9 m m m m An Attempt at Suicide. Kansas City, Jane 16 J. B. Clarke, a carpet layer for Bullene, Moore, Emery & Co., is Iving in a precarious condition at his home on Broadway. This morning he took a dose of morphine, intending to kill himself. He was despondent over a love affair. The attending physicians state that he will recover.