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THE SEDAL1A WEEKLY BAZOO. SEPTEMBER 30, 1890.
5 THE DEACON S JAIIGON. General Sands the Boss -Temperance and Original Pack age Business. A Fike County Politician on "Electric Car Lost Kids at Mexico, Mo. Harry Lusk Riding on a Pullman Car Bald Headed Harry Henry Pollard's Four Flush. I was in Topeka recently and call ed on General George L. Sands su perintendent of the S mra Fe railroid and George T. Jtf ichol- on General Pass enger agent of the same road. Nich olson is the man whom the news- nprs have been telliner that when on the road struck a conductor who did i TintTrnnw him nnd telecrrdnhecl to the not know him and telegraphed to the superintendent that "young Nichol son is on the train traveling on the old man's pass. What shall I do with him? " I raentierjed the matter very eentlv, sorter sidewise, like a hog go ing to war, to him. The young man l..?r.4-ln3 1 1 t-v null cairl !n a irr fkofl UltablCU II l J auu. cti'Vi u t uivg vuavt "I have a shot gun loaded to the mdzzle, although I never saw service, I can shoot and will surprise some of these newspaper fel'ows if thev don't ! let up on that item, wh:ch is as headed as you are." 'I then turned my attention to General Sands. He got his title in the Cass county war. when Deacon Barieit, private Mcse ley and J. J. Frey fought, bled and alnicst died for freedom from taxes. George asked about Deacon Windy Barnes who left for California a few yfars ago after tryin' to marry a school merm, a near and dear frieLd of Dea con George S. Young, of Hoiden. Deacon Barnes was of the attack ing party at Gun City ou that fatal day. Geo. Sands was the conduc "tt i xi..... tor or the train. j.e carneu mree dead heads mio Hoiden on that night. They were so vey dead that they never SIMEON" DINWIDDIE rtwnk-A iinlpR5t t.hp.v have a.wak ned since Casa county s indebtedness has been reduced. George holds his age well, is a thorough business man, not afiaid of his weight in wild cats, never gets excited, always cool, kind and urbane to bis employes and a model gentle- jnan. j - Thp tPtnnprfln miPstinn is still ripe in Kansas, and prohibition stands s a menace, to all us democrats who favor re-sub mission. Pm in favor of prohibition, but when it comes to -can-in' a real' old fashion democratic majority I want a bottle of Kansas 'Sheep dip." Myr son John takes a long flat bottle in his bootleg on elec- . tion days and it is a fine persuader. Speaking of prohibition it puts me in mind of a sign I saw on Kansas ave - r day which Jine in Tooeka the other day read : " An ornViual Paokap-e House, " Deacon Sam Keller of ihe Lebanon Republican was with me and tried to break in, until I called his at tention to a sign on the door "For! . Rent. " Deacon Keller turned away a sadder .and wiser man. That original package was still there, but ihe ten ant had emigrated for his health. .The grand jury was in sesrion. The other day I was riding on the .e'ectric car wLh nickel Charlie. I was alone in the car thinking of the depravity of the human family and the chances of electing that patriot .and sound democrat, Deacon Mont Carnes, to the legislature when the car stopped at the corner of Ohio and j Fourth street, when an old gentleman leaning heavily on a cane entered and took a seat opposite me. He had not rode far when he leoked out in front, then above, then in front, then be Jiind and all around. He set to tug iog at the car cushion then under his feet. I said, " Deacon have you lost any thing ? " " Wall, I reckon not, 33 he replied with a disconcerted look. Then he surveyed things again. He touched my foot with his and said in a low tone, 4 4 What makes this car go ?" "Jidectricity, I replied in a sort of .solemn, deacon-like tone. "What?" he inquired. "Lightning," I shouted as loud as I ever hollered at a carap-meeting. "This is the first time I ever rid on one of these things," he informed me, still looking all around as if he was afraid of results. - "Your fare 1" said Charlie, as he touched him on the arm. He pulled out a leather wallet pret- . S r?-T II 0? c SCENE AT A BEAMAN PICNIC. ty flat, well-worn and tied with ten feet of string. He extracted a nickel and placed in Charlie's palm, and mut tered, "oughter go for nothing." " Where are you from?" I said in my blandest tone. 'From old Pike." "Just got to town, I presume?" "This inornin'. " "What business you in?" "Farmer, politician and a deacon, aud have bn a candidate for the leg- i latur'-but no thin' in it." I shook him by the hand, for I do love deacons. He was bald-headed, and I kuow that the apex of his head had shone in the front row at the fe-j mn'o M?nctrlc mnro liin nnfP lrisfi bcthersome thine- to have o I children. When thev are little they have to be watched and if they are boys, when they are large a padlock j must be put on their mouths to keep , iheni from drinking beer and drug- bald-'store forty-rod whisky. If they are girb their mouths must alsu be locked to keep tneni trom catenmg coia in the back of their head and from talk ing about their neighbors, just like their mothers' do. I like children. When my daughter Sophia was small beore she became a back number, and John a Jit tie boy before he com menced going to elections, carrying the candidate through the medium of ihe ommpres-nt gm-muJ, 1 was nappy. Children are a pleasure when small and sometimes a comfort when older. The other night two children two liitle girls belonging to different fami lies at Mexico, Mo., strayed off and the fire bell of the city was souudei to alarm the people, and the word I went from mouth to ear aU over the i '. ," . .7, , A -r-, city "children lost." De:cous Bob Whi'e aud Sam Cook counted their kids at once and found none missing . t i - rr i, 1 and encounterea no aimcuity m spara-ing them from their neignbor children ,o wing to the size of their feet and mouths." The children were found toward morning in a neighbor's trundle bed sleeping sweetly. It is barely possible that later on in life that those two mothers would have been happier if the twoli'tle girls had been lost beyond recovery, for if they should grow to womanhood and marry a politician, a street car anver, or me j fellow who sells hot ta males or wants ! God out of the constitution this week, then she would not be happy. I met Deacon Harry Lusk, editor of the Sun and postmaster at Parsons, Kan., the other day. Strarge as it may appear he was riding in a Pul man car and taking three meals a day. ( Harry has many good qualities. His jd qualities a e as follows: He is not a Methodist and his politics are 1 iust too horrid to talk about. He is a I prohibitior ist, and looks on red licker only on Ohnstmas, iourtn ot duly and election days. That con and it makes him a little more solid as a Kansas radical. Harry's head is conspicuous for the absence of hair, and it is only a question of time when it will be as smooth as a stal fed pumpkin. Henry Pollard kept a boarding house iu Sedalia twenty five years ago in a building that sood on the ground, now occupied by the Citizens' Nation I bank. Henry "fed his "boarders at $7 per week, and found a place for them to slep near the rafters in the old rooken. Between eating and slep iu times Henry and his boarders organized a club, and they played draw poker. Mr. Pollard always held the "edge" and took iu all the jack pots for which he had a great hanker ing. Henry is now 76 years old. I met him the other day at Joplin, Missouri. He is over six feet high and stands as erect as a Shanghai rooster in a spring shower. He is now devoting his time to race horses, hav ing lost his eyesight to such an extent that a "four flush" is liable to get him into trouble. Henry kept a tavern at Osceola before the war, and he has been catering to the public for filty yearsj He is kind hearted and never turned a hungry human b ing away from his hostelery, whether he had money or not. The great beyond should be good to Henry, for he never oppressed the poor or took advantage of a weak. He is a poor man, due in a great measure to his greit charity when in days of affluence. Simeon Dinwiddie, Deacon. SHE HAD TWO HUSBANDS. Ike Williams Married a Supposed Widow and Hnsbnnd No. 1. Turns up Unexpectedly. One of the most peculiar incidents transpired at Centertown, Mo., a sma 1 station east of Sedalia, on the mam line of the Missouri Pacific, iu which a gentleman very well kuown in certain circles in Sedalla took quite a prominent part. Such a traus- acti HI liever before took TllilPP. in Missouri with the same results aud , - - . probably never will again. About a year ago a man named Ike Williams who at that time was employed in ihe Missouri Pacific shops as wiper, wooed and won a lady living ntar aiuornia, iio., wno ne suposea ra3 a widow, &he having two children and no husband in sight at that time. 1 hey were married in California and lived in Sedalia some six months or more when they moved to Centietown, where they lived happily together. A day or two ago husband No. 1 heard ihat bis wife was in Cntretown aud started at once. He found Mr. Williams and informed him that be was treadins on forbidden ground py living witn nis wite. Ibis sur- , prised Mr. Williams and also made ; hJni rather shy for fear he might be dealt with severely at the hands of husband No. 1. Together they sought the lady whom they both had married and matters were straightened out. Husband jNo. 1 said that Mr. Williams could have his wife if he would get another woman to live with him (husband No. 1.) Mr. Williams made a diligent sou roll, in tlo c?gHnrhruvl for some woman that would live with hus band No. 1, but his efforts were fruit less and husband No. 1 packed up the effects of his wife aud took her aud her children back to their former home where they will probably reside in the future, leaving Mr. Williams to travel the pathway of life single handed for some time. The name of the former hushai d could not be obtained by the reporter but it is safe to say he is quite good natured, or extremely ignorant, t r else the whole affair would huve ended in some body being landed iu jail. Cut lYitti a Knife. Yesterday afternoon Ernest Gam mon, a white by aged 13 years, be came engaged in a quarrel wiih some colored boys of about his own age, on Main street. During the fracas Gam mon whipped out a knife aud stabbed Oscar Bell in the right arm, mtk ng a bad flesh wound. Constable Bob Ramsey arrested Gammon and took him before Justice Blair, who will hear the case at 9 o'clock Monday morning. In default of bail he wa3 sent to jail. Gammon is a tough gam in, having only recently been released from the calaboose for late hours. A A'ew Cinb to Be Formed. A chess, checker and wh'st c'ub is being organized, Mr. Ed Marvin be ing one of the organizers. Thirty-six persons have thus far signified their intention of becoming charter mem bers. It is proposed to secure a mem bership of at least seventy five persons in order to reduce the cd3t ot main taining the club at not more than twenty-five cents per month per capita. A meeting of the embryo cub will hold a meeting at 7:30 o'clock to-morrow evening at Justice Fisher's office. All who are inter ested in either ches, checkers or whiBt are invited to attend and parti cipate in the work of completing, the organization of the club. Knsaway'KId, Elmer Bratton, 12 year old son of Pat Bratton, left his home soon after dinner yesterday and at last accounts nothing had been heard of him. The police were notified and have been on the wateh for him ever since The boy has probably started to hunt In dians and will soon return home. The little verse of poetry regardiug the luck of the fisherman will tell the tale of the boy. Carter's Little Liver Pills will be found an excellent remedy far sick head ache. TfeQus&ads of letters from people who have used them proye this fact. Atk tout druggist for their. THE CONVENTION. Of the Union Labor Party Fin ishes Its Work and Adjonrns The Ticket Nominated. After the Bazoo went to press yes terday afternoon, the Union Labor convention, assembled at the court house, in this city, rejected the minor ity and adopted the majority report of the committee on credentials. This action seated Blake, a delegate from St. Louia, and rejected Hepner, Good aud Westeuheimer, from that city. A permanent organizath n wa3 then effected by e'ecting D. M. Cowan, of Christian county, chairman: J. M. Clark, of Barton county, secretary : and G. J. O'Reilley, of St. Louis, as sistant seeretary. A state central commute was then selected by congressional districts as follows : First Not represented. Second Not represented. Third J. H. White, of Worth county. Fourth Frederick Marlatt, of Atchison county. Fifih D. W. Moore, of Kansas City. Sixth S. A Wright, of Saline county. Seventh W. A. Dillon, of Mont gomery county. Eighth Henry Ball, of St. Louis. Ninth W. A. Stebbens, of St. Louis. Tenth -N. G. Eaton, of St. Louis. Eleventh Not represented. Twelfth W. O. Atkiusun, of Bates county. Thirteenth L. F. Boyden, of New ton county. Fouitenth Not represented. At large PaulJ. Dixon, of Liv ingston county; D. M. Cowan, of Christian county and F. Swaine of St. Louis. The committee on resolutions re ported the following pLtform, which was adonteo. It is near-v tue same platform of the farmers' aud laborers union : THE PLA.TFORM. 1. We demand the abolition of the national banks and the substitu tion ol the legal tender treasury notes in lieu of national bank notes issued in sufficient volume to do business of the country ou a cash system ; regu lating the amount needed on a per cipitia basis fs the business iuteiests of the country demands ; and that all money issued by the government shall hp. n. lpgal tfi.der in payment ot all debts, both public and private, 2. We demand that congress shall effectually pass such laws as shall ef fectually prevent the dealing m tutures of all agricultural and meuhaG ical productions, pursuii g a stringent svstem of procedure in trials as shall stcuie the prompt conviction and iov- pr sing such penalties as shall secure a strict compl ance with law. o. vveaemabatne ir.e ana un limited coinage of silver. 4. We demand the passage of laws prohib'tiug the aiien ownership of land, and that congress take early action to devise some plan to obtain all lands now held by foreign syndi- ates ; and that all lands now held by raiiioads and other corporations in ex cess of such as is actually used aud needed by them be reclaimed by the government and held for actus! set tlers only. 5. Believing in the doctrine of 1 qual rights to ad and special favors to none, we demand that taxation, na ional, or state, shall not be used to budd up one interest or class at at the expense of another. We believe that the mouey of the country should he kept as much as possible in the hands of the people, and hence we de mand that all revenues, national, .-tate or county, shall be limited to ihe necessary expense of the govern ment, economically and honestly ad ministered. 6. V e demand that congress issue a sufficient amount of fractional paper curreucy to facilitate exchange through the medium of the United States mail, 7. We demand that the means of communication and transportation shall de centrolled by and operated in the interest of the people, as in the Until d States postal system. And it is further agreed, in order to carry out the3e objects, that we will support for office only such men as can be de pended upon to enact these principles into statute uffmfluenced by party caucus. Chas. Nolan, national committee man from this state was, by resolution depi sed, aud S. A. Wright, of Saline county, was elected to the position. Ihe following state ticket was nom inated : For Supreme Judge, Orville D. Jonts, of Knox county. Fur Railroad and Warehouse Com mi sioner, Samuel F. Boyden, of Newton county. For Superintendent of Public In struction,, Bobert S. Brownlow, of Dallas county. The couvention then adjourned;' Tue speaking occurred at Cassiday's hall last night, instead of at the court house, as stated in yesterday's Bazoo. ! The speakers were V H. Blake and J. 11. 15ums. lhere was a small at tendance. THE RAILROADS. Simon Cronin traveling editor of the Mo. Pacific Railway was in the city yesterday. M. Sweeney Master of Transpor tation for the M. K. & T. iy, spent yesterday in Kansas City. Supt. H. G. Clark and Divis ion Supeiintendent Stillwell returned last night from a trip over the J. C. B. & T. Branch. D. L. Human who has been vis iting his family here left Friday even ing for Kansas City where he will re sume his run on the Union Pacific Railway. The Frisco road turned over twenty-two cars of stock to the M., K, & T. at Oswego, on Wednesday. The stock was consigned to parties in Kansas City. Miss Lillian Bohan, of the audi tor's office, is in Galveston, having been granted a two weeks leave of absence one week of which she spent in St. Louis. Frank Maddox, an old Sedalia boy and a freight conductor running on tne ohoctaw division ot the M. K. and T., is in the city visiting inends and relatives. Miss Thomas has returned to her desk in the voucher department of iu., rx. a, jl,, naviug ceen on a leave of absence for two weeks duringwhich time she visi'ed Los Vegas, N. M. in company with her mother. Dr. J. L. Smith who presides over the wheel lothe in the Missour Pacific shops at this point and also acts as shop doctor passed his 62rd mile post yesteryay. The doctor is ttill hale and hearty in hi3 old age. The switchmens' strike on Union Pacific, at Denver, will piobably spread all along the line. The switch mens' association has taken no action yet, but it is said if the men are in the right the federation of trainmen will take a hand. All trainmen and switchmen on the Texas Central have been notified of a raise in salary ranging from 85 to S10. Day switchmen in the yards will receive 870 instead of $65, night switchmen 875 instead of $b'5 ; yard masters 890 to 8100. Conductors will also receive a raise, probably 8125 per nnmth. federation among railway em ployes seem to have taken hold in good earnest. At first it was a sys tem of federation, that was controlled by the grand officers of each orsier, latterly united federation taking its place. The Brotherhood of Conduc tors, the Locomotive firemen, switch men, baggagemen and brakeman. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will discuss the question at their convention in Pittsburg. The M., K & T. continues to make improvements about the shops. The foundation of the new pattern house will soon be completed and the brick work will go on rapidly to com pletion. The ground has been cleared for a new paint shop just north of the machine shop and a large oil house is now be ing arranged for, but on ac count of the lateness of the season, the latter building may go over till spring. Considerable new machinery has been added during the last few months and every one is working full time and many of them over time, Parsons Journal. There are two clerks employed in the Auditor's office of the Colorado Midland, at Colorado Springs, says the Denver News, that are causing no end of trouble in the most innocent manner. One of them is named War ren Lott and the other Lott Warren. They are employed in the same de partment but unfortunately do not receive the same salary, and as a nat ural consequence they keep the pay master's books constantly tangled. Warren Lott gets Lott Warren's pay and vice versa. The auditor and the treasurer are getting desperate, and the salaries of the clerks have got to be equalized either by a cut or an ad vance. Tbe Will ol Usti Poundstoae. The will of the late Eli3ha J. Poundstone was filed yesterday in the office of the probate Judge. He bequeathed all of his property to his wife, Sarah Ann Poundstone, for her use and benefit during her lifetime, and- at her death the property is to be equally divided amoung their eight children, Setlslia's New Post QfBce. Postmaster Demuth received a let ter from Washington, D. C, yester day afternoon stating that the plans for the new public building to be erected here, have been completed and pho'ographs showing the exterior of the building, are now being takei and as soon as they are completed bids will be advertised for and. the contract let as soon as possible. Our Reputation as Truthful Advertisers Will be maintained. Our "ads" are all our own, original and copied from no one. We lead but do not follow. We are always the first to put down high prices, but we do not quote prices unless we have the stock to back up our quotations. CALICOS! Our tremendous trade last week re duced our print stock down to a mer shadow, bnt our buyer was equal i the emergency and has about 500 pieces of new work in elegant Dres Prints, which will be opened Monday morning and be on sale the entire week, or till closed, and remember these goods are all high standard brands, as Arnold's and American, Indigos, Pacific, Manchester, "Wind sor Novelties", Merrimac, Cocheco and Eobes. Price to all 5 Cents Per Yard. We are the originators of this deaL CLOAKS ! Ever lady in Central Missouri har heard of our Cloak department, why ? because our many patrons have better fitting, newer styles and more durable wraps than thr se sold by other dealer. Our Plusn Cloaks, especially, need no comment here. Ask your neigh bor and she will say go to Messerly & Meuschke for Cloaks, they are re liable and understand their business and will give you the worth of your money. Every garment that leave our store is fully guaranteed in every particular. Special garments madt to order. Visit U3 this week and get genuin bargains. Messerly & Meuschke NO. 232 K.W. Mill HSU N. B. Our store will be open p. very; night till 8 o'clock. COULD NOT FOOL, HIM. Manager Logan of the Postal had to Make an Elaborate. Explanation. Yesterday a German farmer, who liyes on Flat creek, having something of importance to communicate to hi brother who resides in a neighboring town, concluded to use the telegraph. So driving into town in the morning he called at the telegraph office and after saluting the operator withugoot en morgen," he says : "I vants to send vone leetle dele graph deespatch by mine bruder Iludolph vhat keeps dot harness mak ing shop down in "All right, sir, there are the blanks, write out what you wish to say and I will send it to him." After a hard wrestle with pen, ink and paper, he succeeded in writing out in pigeon English the matter hd wished transmitted. " Vhen I get vone answer mit dot deespatch ?" "Oh, call around in a couple of hours and I will likely have it for you." When he again presented his face at the window be was handed the us ual Postal Telegraph envelope con taining the reply to his message. Upon opening and reading it an in credulous look appeared on his face. "What's the matter? Isn't it all right ?" inquired the operator. "You dinks dot I vhas some hay seeds und dot I nix can tell dare vha some shwindleing humbuggery games mit dot delegraph busines, Don't it? "Why, I am not trying to swindle you. What's the matter with you, anyway "Eh, dot Uh all right. You can't come some of dem shenannegar d ricks mit me. Itoleyoudot! You dinks I not know my bruder's hand-writer und dot I vhas some suckers ? I see about dot business ! Mybruder never wrote dot deespatch. I know his hand-write just so well ash I know my own. I report you by the superin tender und get you deescharged mit dot office oud." J Explanations followed which re sulted in Manager Logan receiving the I promise of a bushel of good eating ' aDDles and a iuc of cider thA npvt A j a town.