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rHE SEDALIA WEEKLi BAZOO. TL ESD AY, AUGUST 2, 18b 7. NEW HAMPSHIRE MORALS. SCHEMING KANSAS CITY. house which she occupied at the time wi h her have been those of a boarder of the arrest She gave her name as , and landlady. Mrs. E. ML or M. E. Nichols, and i Richards was subjected to a severe With Which a Missouri Court of 'said she was from Boston. It was , cross-examination by Mr. Lamm, but Qne Hundred Business Men Char Justice Fails to Har monize. Mary E. Nichols and C. C. Rich ards Found Guilty and Fined $125 Each. Promptly at 9 o'clock this morning the case of the State against C. C. Richards and Mrs. Mary C. Nichol for "openly and habitually cohabit ing" was called in Justice Fisher's court. A large crowd gathered to hear the evidence introduced in a case which promised a "sweet morsel" of scandal. One of the btates witnesses being ab sent, an attachment was served and the delinquent arrived about 9:30, when the case proceeded, and the state elected to try Mrs. Nichols first and opened its case by calling Marshal Jackson was the first witness He testified that he made the arrest of the parties on the night of the 20th. Never saw Mrs. Nichols be fore that time. Had seen Richards be fore. Mrs. Nichols he understood had occupied the bouse from four to six weeks. The house bore the ap pearance of being unoccupied, as blinds were always closed when he passed. The arrest was made about 11 o'clock at night. Jake and Andy Sbobe were stationed at various points about the entrance to the house. When he knocked there was no answer for some time. At last defendant came to the front window and asked what was wanted and walked off. He knocked again and told her he had a warrant for the arrest of Mr. Richards. She answered . a i . i m i tnat ne was not tnere. l nere was then further delay and shufling about, Mrs. Nichols asking for time to dress. He again knocked twice and finally broke in the door. The defend ant stepped out of the room down stairs, having: nothing on but her night dress. It was five minutes time from his first knock until he gained admittance. He entered the room from which she came out. Mrs. Nichols had not begun to dress. A lounge which could be used for a folding bed, was open and on it was a feather bed, she had probably . . ume to prepare it, wnicn loouea as though it might have been occupied When he entered the house Richards came down stairs scantly attired. 1IT-. . - 3 J a uness weni up stairs ana iouna in the middle room a bed, wash bowl and pitcher. The bed bad two pillows. Mrs. Nichols when told by him that he also had a warrant for her arrest, wanted to know what for. She stated that Richards was simply boarding with her. he admitted that Rich ards was the cause of her separation from her husband. Richard asked "if a money consideration would make it all right." which witness interpreted as a bribe. They were not locked up, Richards paying for a guard. Cross-examined by Capt. Bridges. The warrant was issued about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Prosecuting attorney directed him not to execute it until near midnight. Telegrames and letters from the east and infor mation from the neighbors, formed the basis of the arrest. Did not know whether defendant went up stairs before opening the door or not. appearance of being ever occupied. Did not know whether Mrs. Nichols had on wrapper, night gown or dress when he entered house. Richards had his pantaloons on when he came down stairs. Could not say house was always closed up as he only no ticed it three or four days previous to .arrest. When asked if Richard's re mark about money consideration did not mean, "Can't you take money lor our appearance ana not jock us up with malefactors" instead of a bribe, witness stated it might about the 20th of May last. called at various times to pay rent, always coming alone. He never saw Richards at the house. Knew defend ant had been married she told me she was a widow Bridges sotto voce "To all intents and purposes she was." Witness stated Mrs. Nichols said she had a brother in Florida with weak lungs whom she expected to join her soon. She stated the rent was rather heavy and asked if be would allow her to sub-rent a portion of the building. She stated she expected to go into the millinery business. Never said her husband was dead. Never corrected statement that she was a widow. Cross-examined by Bridges, Dr. bcott s evidence was not changed. Mr. J. W. Bruns was called but his testimony was not derogatory to the defendant in anyway. Nothing about the house or defendant had She his evidence was not materially changed in any respect. He, how ever, created a rather bad impres sion by his reluctance and apparent avoidance of direct ques tions. Isaac Jameson, a grocery man, whose place of business is near the Nichols residence, testihed as to the good rep utation of the occupants and the residence. Mrs. Mary E. Nichols, the defend ii i .i ant, was next canea. one was fasnionaoly and neatly attired, evi dencing the fact that her statement that she was a milliner was true. Her appearance created a favorable im- pressiou. anu sue is evidently a woman of intelligence. Her testimony was as follows : On May 20th I rent ed the house from Dr. Scott, and Richards came to board with me on the 26th. There were two beds ter a Train And Pass Through Here This Evening to Washington. The Matter Kept a Profnnd Se cret From Medal ia and St. Louis, to This Date, Successfully. Louis crowd has gotten up and thus 4 'hold the age." It is a great "act" ot these Kansas City gentlemen. M Every one of em a star," as the play bill said to the public about the dramatic entertainment that exhibited at "early candle lighting" at the Piscah school house in Cooper county last thanksgiving. KLIN K ACQUITTED. The Victim of the Harris Family Vindicated - An Interest ing Trial. Hi 18 but he did not so internet it. proposition to hire a guard came from witness himself. Mrs. Dr. Luse testified that she lived near the de fendant who had probably lived there about five er six weeks. Noticed de fendant within a day or so after her arrival. Saw Richards at the house about three or four days afterward. Saw him there evenings. Never saw him go away in the morning as she was a late riser. Shutters of the house are always closed. Richards generally came about 9 or 10 o'clock in the evening. Saw into bed room up stairs one morning. Could not say whether any one was in it. Looked as though, however, there were two forms, in scant clothing. Cross-examined by Bridges. Saw only the foot of the bed. It was mere guess work as to two forms on the bed. Couldn't tell whether they were both men or both women. Re-direct by Mr. Lamm. From appearance of the house, sup posed the defendant de sired to keep herself secreted as much as possible. Dr. G. H. Scott testified that the defendant came to him to rent the w . impressed mm tnat tnere was any thing wrong going on. Andy Shobe's testimony was brief and of general character. Jake Shobe was called. His testi mouy deduced nothing new except tnat on the nignt or the arrest he was one of the party who made it, and that while in the house Mrs. Nichols went up stairs and took some night clothes, her own, down stairs to where the lounge was. On being cross-examined by Bridges, however, the evidence was broken down, as the officer was not positive. He also stated the defendant started to tumble up the lounge bed in the room below, when he told her to leave it alone. Mr. Nichols the husband was the next witness called but Bridges objec ting on the grounds that he was not a competent witness not being allowed to testify against his wife he had to stand aside. The state here rested its case. Bridges then asked the court to discharge the defendant without any evidence being introduced in de fense. He cited from the Missouri reports the case of the state against Crowner similar to the one being tried. He claimed that the defend ants were not "openly and habitually cohabiting" as charged, anb according to the decision rendered in the case cited, they could not be adjudged guilty. Justcce Fisher stated that he wanted to hear the evidence in defense. Court here adjourned until 1:15. At the re-convening the room was again crowded, and the defense took up its side. Hugh Muir was called. Have been rooming in Gold's block for about ten months. Mr. Richards roomed with me in May some time. Do not know whether Mrs. Nichols was in town or not. Have not known her very long. She came to me and asked if I knew any one that wanted a room. Told her no. Have been at the house where Mrs. Nichols lives. Was there twice. Stayed there while Mr. Rich ards went to Versailles on a hunt. Slept by myself on a lounge. She wanted me to stay there because she was afraid to stay by herself. He roomed with me while my brother was out of town. Will Mcrsellis testified; I clerk for Mr. Muir, know Mrs. Nichols when I see her. She asked me if I wanted a room and I told her that I lived at home. slept with Mr. Richards one night. We slept up stairs. Never saw her until the next morning at the break fast table when she was introduced to me as Mrs. Nichols. Mr. Richards was the next witness put upon the stand by the defendant and Mr. Lamm objected on the grounds that hat a co-defendant could not testify in behalf of the other defendant. After argument court ruled that this ob jection held good only in felony and criminal cases and that this was neither. Mr. Richards testified tha the was a boarder at Mrs. Nichols' house. He showed by his books that he had at divers times paid her money for same. At the hour of going to press he was still testifying. Will Arrive in Washington Wed nesday Morning, While the St. Louis Delega tion Sleep and Snore. At 9 o'clock this morning the case of the state against Henry Klink for disturbing the peace of Alfred Harris. And they will shine bright and out on luesday night, came up btfore talk the St. Louis delegation, and get j Justice Halstead, and resulted in the president to visit a town full of I Klink being acquited of the charge, vim and enterprising people, as ever Alfred Harris was the first witness paid one dollar to get two in return, to testify. He said : attend the Kansas Citvl k,I went to bed late that nisrht. Had rf - . . w Success delegation. PULLED FOR THE SHORE. been in bed but a few minutes when bang came a rock against the side of like old Three Boys Take a Lot of Bar rels For a Sea Serpent. in It is all the raire now to invite President Cleveland to visit the West, the house and he occupied a room up t0 view corner lots and see corn twenty stairs and I down stairs. Mv furni- Ieet nigh. J v ir t m i i : i i r -O tnro tnr tha mnat nrt ottma fmm S -Kir. leveiauu, 1U LHMiau OI Boston. Had just retired the night tne PP16 01 antral Missouri, you nth rmai hn I hMr.l Kp nr.iap are invited DV1HE DAZOO tO VlSlt i mm m mm Arose and onened the front Sedalia. door and saw three men P- Dm. aic atnage, oi rial r nm in or in iha cratA Tkprp creek township, was in town this was a knock: ran un stairs and no- morning buying step ladders and ' i i . i . . i i. .i tified Mr. Richards and returned, natchets to oe prepared to gather corn A era in the knock wasreneated : asked t",s 'who was there, and some one re- misier v,ieveiana, we can leu you la i i vfc plied, 'I have a warrant for Mr. now 10 mae a g001 "ng- uy up Richards." Replied that "he was a11 tbe 9teP ladders and hatchets not there," meaning that he was not maKe a corner raise the price in mv anartment. At this moment wlien lde people ot Central the dnnr mwm Krnlren in mmA the nflWr Missouri COme tO gather their rushed in. I had on my under- corn they will have to buy ladders elothes and a wranner. It is not true aa hatchets, and ot course you can rr : " I ii i i .. that my underclothes were in Rich- 8CI1 anu aKe more money man your ards' room. Did not trv to esoane salary as president from the officers. Richards came Well, bt. .Louis has had a long and down stairs and we accompanied the fitful fever over inviting the president police. Richards pays me S6 a week t0 tnat Place- She d him coiumit for board and lodeine. Have en- ted to the scheme once, but Dr. Tuttle It is reported of the party of young men who lett here July zuth on a hhmg tour in the waters of the beau- Bl i a i a zL -c , g- j . stable. 1 nred oti my gun in the tiful Niangua river, Camden county, rp, , -6 w6j ill.. i .L.tMne little dog was barking aL . i i . me nouse, maxing a noise a cannon. At first tht woman and me wouldn't n Waited about half an hour, and other rock was thrown. I get and took my shot-gun down, crawled out of the house on my hands and knees. This was about 1 o'clock. T i i men j saw a man standing in tn air. ve. an- anc? ri AD lltA a Kit alvm n. . . 1 i i - J ,J heard Khnk saying in an undert ui iuc uvy 3 were uui in a uuul they heard a peculiar noise, and, on deavored to secure more roomers. Came to this city expecting to meet my brother who is an actor in poor health, and is now in Florida, and: in- and Midwife Fairchild looked at his tongue and felt his pulse, and after these two worthies had diagnosed his .V 111" .1 1 case, they told his mother-in-law to SECOND DAT. At the time the Bazoo went to press yesterday the trial of Mary . Nichols and C. C. Richards for "lewd and lascivious conduct," had not been brought to a close, the co defendant, Richards, being on the stand. Continuing his testimony he stated that he was a boarder at the bouse of Mrs. Nichols, occupying an up-stairs room, while the defendant slept down stairs. He went there May 25. Had last seen Mrs. Nichols in the East in a store in Boston in January last Did not know she was coming to Sedalia. Have never written her since I have been in the West, nor did she write to me. We never consulted together in regard to seevring a house. Have never occu pied a room with her. My relations teiulerl tn an intn the millinerv hiifli- keep him at home. neas. Made several attemnta to buv He then wrote a letter to Mayor a stock here the Bee Hive store and Frances, and said : 4 nix cum arouse." the stock recently sold to Mr. Leake. St-. Joe falling into line, sent an in- There were no relations between Rich- vitation on t nday last to the presi- ards and myself other than landlady den inviting him to that city. I he and boarder. He was not the cause invitation was proDaoiy usnerea into of the se Deration between myself and nis presence to-day. husband. We did not separate, he ah uuu i uuw uuw ne drove me from home and I have not recieved, it, but probably he ejacu a dollar in goods or cash that belongs lated : "Dan, what's the matter of to him. I shipped my furniture lDe PxPie 0Ul weai - from Boston to Sedalia and was not Dan Got worms, I guess. ! I 1 1 ft . si.if nrrlai' mrrVif KilTrcnto.tirA Viola aware oi iticnaras, wnereaoouis at l ""j i uc the time Saw him at his store the and hearty corn bread crushers took day I arrived here and discovered sleeping cars at the St. Louis union him by accident. Was married Sep- depot tor Washington, to re-invite tember 21st 1873 and my husband the president to St. Louis in October, traveled selling spectacles when he after tQe G. A. R. cranks there are did anything. Richards lived in our only a tew ot them cranky J have house in Henniker, but he did not shook the dust of the city from their break up our home. Have never met shoes. him by appointment in Boston, Rox- This delegation of city people and bury or any where else. Did not tell m1 roosters are expected to arrive Dr. Scott that I was a widow but in Washington luesday eveaing. did tell him that I was separated from What's the matter with Kansas my husband and had to support mv- city! seIf Is that place of "go,'' high priced real Cross-examined by Mr. Lamm, estate and mysterious disappearance she was not as ready in her replies as of girls, going to be left out of this a guiltless party should be, and for game of invite ? that reason her testimony was greatly Not much, Mrs. Lydia Pinkham. weakened. She was perfectly cool Here are the naked facts which a and self-possessed at all times during Kansas City man told a Bazoo re- her examination. porter this morning, who swore him MarshalJackson being called, swore to keep it a profound secret until 4 ... ft .ft. - 1 a ft . 1 a'aIaaIt t,, ,lov positively that alter ne entered mm fmzrm 7' looking about them, saw what looked to be a monster with an immense bead extended from a hole iu the rock and moving to and fro. In an instant the head disappeared only to reappear and moving towards the boat, where upon the boys became frightened almost out of their wits and began to "pull for the shore" with desperate en ergy. They soon reached the bank and a more frightened crowd never set foot on land. After regaining their senses they looked out upon the water. Imagine their surprise when they saw tbe object that had given them such a fright was nothing more than a lot of barrells tied together. Bnund to be Married. Yesterday evening a couple pre sented themselves before Recorder Land man n and asked for a marriage license. The man was apparently 35 years of age, while the would-be bride appeared to be about 19. The recor der refused to grant the license on account of the girl's age, whereupon they took the evening train and made their way in baste to Butler, where they se cured the necessary document, and were united in the holy bonds of wed lock. As the morning train pulled in this morning, the two alighted, and the happy look they gave the busy crowd made plain the fact that they indeed were satisfied with their journey. "I am going to marry this girl if I have to go to Canada to do so," said the groom to a Bazoo reporter yester day. THE GAS DRILL. gate the night the arrest was made, the door was not opened. After an hour's argument, the case was given to Justice Fisher, who de cided that the defendant was guilty and fixed her punishment at $125 fine and costs. The same entry was made in the case against Richards by agree ment. Bridges gave notice of appeal to the November term of the criminal court, and the prisoners were held in $250 each to appear for trial. Bondsmen were soon secured and the prisoners released. Married. At the residence of the bride, ou the corner of Third and Missouri avenue, at 11:30 this morning, Mr. James Welsh and Mrs. Eliza J. Bacon were united in marriage by Justice Hal-stead. At 11:30 o'clock this morning Patrick H. Shivers and Rebecca A. Beasley walked into Judge Bailey's office and were pronounced husband and wife. Miss Stella Stotts, a well-known young lady of this city, and John Bobbins, a resident of Kansas City, were united in marriage yesterday at 2:30 by M. ' M. Davis, at the resi dence of the bride's parents in South Sedalia. The parties left last night for their future heme in Kansas City. Mr. Bobbins, the groom, is a cousin of Prof. Bobbins, of this city, and a gentleman of considerable standing. All dental work warranted first-claw. Extraction 5 cent. Thos. H. Wilson. Ohio street between ihird and Fourth. We both swore by the blades of grass that grow upward on the court yard lawn. Five days ago Jim Gibson and a few other enthusiastic citizens of Kan sas City, met and said : "Let's invite the president !" Hush, keep quiet, hold your breath pass word to our meetings shall be "Grover," in honor of our guest next October. St Louis and Sedalia must be kept in ignorance of our plans, or there will be no use of this meeting. A committee arranged with the rail roads in a few hours and a special train, consisting of one locomotive, three Pullman sleepers, one dining car, one baggage car, for baggage only, one engineer, one fireman, one conductor, and two brake men, were secured to Washington and return, to convey 100 business men there to in vite the president to Kansas City t6 ride on the elevated railroad. "Don't say a word, so that the St Louis papers and the Sedalia Bazoo will hear of it, for if they do learn of the scheme, the jig is up," said Ticket Agent Jewett, as he held his index finger of his right hand to his lips- The train wul leave Kansas City at 4 p. m. to-day nd arrive at Sedalia at 6:40. It will not take supper at the Goat House, but will arrive in St Louis at 1 a. m. to-morrow. The whistle of the locomotive will be muffled with one of Col. Geo. W. Warder's socks, while they pass over the great bridge and take the Vanda lia line and arrive in Washington Wednesday morning at seven o'clock. Thev will march directly to 1 the White House before the St. A Depth of 120O Feet Reached At 2 O'clock This Afternoon. The gas drill at noon had reached a depth of 1295 feet leaving a balance of 5 feet to complete the original con tract. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the company completed the contract, and at 2:30 o'clock a meeting was held and a measurement taken. Last night at 11 o'clock the sinker unscrewed and left the tool at the bottom which required an hour to get it out and replace. Yesterday evening $2,500 of the originalsubscriptions were dona ted. The company expects to go at least a depth of 800 feet more. Baby wm tkk, ww gs? bcr m was a OH taa M Facts About The Fair. The regular weekly meeting of the directors al the fair association, was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, at the secretary's office, and matters re lative to the coming fair were dis cussed. An elegant art hall 40x30 feet in dimensions is now in course of construction, and when completed, will be one of the finest in the country. The waterworks company are now laying water pipes out to the grounds, and all water necessary will be furnished, enabling the people to dispose with drinking circus lemonade. Free ice water will be supplied all the week. I hare been for several years a suffered from Hay Fever and severe bead colds and have tried other remedies in hope of get ting relief, but have found none that can compare with Ely's Cream Balm. I would not be without it for any consideration. It is simply wonderful in its effect upon the nasal organs. a H. Bvrtt, Wilminjrton, N. C. I can cheerfully recommend Ely's Cream Balm to the suffering public for Hay Fever and itopace of the air passages. I have ' tried it snd find it gives immediate relief. J. E. Rector, 209 Rock St., Little Rock, Ark. saying in an undert ne, 4be-gone, be-gone.,, When he saw me he came ruuning toward me and fell down on his hands and knee?, say ing, "It's Klink, it's Klink." In the cross-examination Karri. testified that he didn't know Klink. Could not say whether or not it was he that threw the rocks. He ' stated that his wife struck Klink with her fist. Aunty Harris stated that she didn't know Klink. "Me and the ole man' were in bed, and did not get up until after the last rock was thrown," shid she. 'O we've been treated in a dreadful man ner. The little dog began to "jab ber" and then I heard Klink say in a tone like "Be gone ! be gone!" After the gun was fired he came running to the old man saying: "Mr. Harris, 0 ! Mr. Harris, it tain't me." "What did I slap him for ?" Why because he came up there and saw me in my night clothes. 1 don't pester nobody, I don't, and he had no business coming up on me in that st vie.'' Klink said that Harris had shot at him about four weeks ago, that on this particular night he was on his way home, and while passing Harris s house, tbe dog came out and was in the act of biting him. He threw a stone and hit the dog, which made him yelp. At the same time the gun was fired, said he, "I was about fifty yards from Harris, when I saw him aim the gun at me and fire. I said, 'don't shoot, its Klink.' With that tbe old woman hit me with a chair." Miss Harris said that all she saw was the man's legs, and them same legs came up to the house, and when asked if she could identify them, she said they belonged to K'ink. In answer to a question she said : "Ise a decent lady, I is." The state made a complete failure to prove a single incident that would j prove the guilt of the defendant. It was wholly a one-sided case. You can't afford to laugh, dear girls, Unlets your teeth are white as pearls Unless jour mouth is pink and sweet, And your. two lips in rosebuds meet: And vou cannot supply this want, But through the use of SOZODONT. Laughter Lends a New Charm. to beauty, when it discloses a pretty set of teeth. Whiteness, when nature has sup plied this element of loveliness, may be re tained through life, by using the fragrant SOZODONT. A few drops of "Saldino's Glue on a brush, properly applied, holds like a vise. He Flagged The Train An amusing thing happened to W. D. Steele last night while en route from Kansas City to Sedalia. The night express left Kansas City promptly on time. Mr. Steele was aboard, occupying a reclining chair car and feeling somewhat fatigued with the worry and business of the day, soon fell asleep. To sleep means to dream, especially when one is tired, and Mr. Steele dreamed of court, judge and jury until the train reached La moute station, where the dream shifted He thought he had reached Sedalia and instantly grabbed his grip and was out of the train and onto the platform in a couple of sec onds. He rubbed his eyelids and walked to the end of the platform. In the meantime the train had pulled out and left him, thinking all the time that he was in Sedalia. Suffice to say that his mistake was not discov ered until he had entered the depot. A thought struck him, he rushed up to the operator, and in commanding tones, exclaimed : "Flag that train coming " "I can't do it," said the operator. "I say, flag that train The operator saw that he had to do something, and sent a message to the chief train dispatcher at Kansas ijity, stating mat w . u. Steele was. there and wanted the incoming train j m mi gw 1 nagged, ine train was naggea ac cordingly, and Steele was soon landed I at his home in Sedalia.