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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
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
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
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,
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.
The Victim of the Harris Family
Vindicated - An Interest
ing Trial.
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
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
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
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
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
been in bed but a few minutes when
bang came a rock against the side of
Three Boys Take a Lot of Bar
rels For a Sea Serpent.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
A few drops of "Saldino's Glue on a
brush, properly applied, holds like a
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.

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