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THE SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO, MAY 30, 1893.
V It t J DECORATION DAY. Col. E. J. Smith to Make the Address Of the Occasion. The Programme to Be Observed By the G. A. R. and Citi zens of Sedalia. The details of the arrangements for the proper observation of Decoration Day, May 30, have been fully de fined and mapped out by the com mittees in charge. The purpose for which the day is set apart is as thoroughly understood as is the Fourth of July. Its observ ance has become general in every sec tion of the Uuiou. To say that the patriotism of the occasion will appeal to all Sedalians goes without saying. A splendid programme has been prepared and every feature of it will be most interesting and entertaining. As the orator of the day, Col. E. J. Smith, was a happy selection and he will do full justice to the occasion. The chorus of school children could not have been placed in more com petent hands than with Miss Gallie, and the instrumental music will be some of the best and appropriate se lections of that famous organization, the Sedalia Military Band. Many of the stores have indicated an intention of closing for an hour during the afternoon of that day. Let all join in the proper commmeoration of the dead. MEMORIAL DAY. At 11 :00 a. m. to-day the Rev. J. S. Meyers of the Christian church, corner Seventh and Massachusetts streets, will deliver the Memorial Day sermon. The soldiers will attend the service in a body. THE DECORATIONS. The "Woman's Relief Corps will meet at the Knights of Pythias hall at 1:30 p. m.. Monday, to construct the floral wreaths and emblems with which to decorate the graves of the soldiers dead. DECORATION DAY PROGRAMME. The following programme will be observed Decoration Day, Tuesday May 30 ; 10:00 a. m. A detail of comrades will repair to the cemetery and deco rate the graves of their dead brothers. 1:00 p. ni. The members of the George R. Smith G. A. R. Post will meet at the G. A. R. hall in the Cas sidy building on South Ohio street. 2:00 p. m. The column Avill be formed in front of hall, for the line of march. ORDER OF COLUMN. The following order of march will be observed ; 1. Sedalia Military Band. 2. Members of the George RSmith Post, G. A. R. 3. Members of the Women's Relief corps in carriages. 4. Sons of Veterans. o. 6. Sedalia Rifles. Citv and county officials. 7. Various secret orders. 5. Citizens. LINE OF MARCH. Beginning at G. A. R. hall, Cassi tly building : North on Ohio street, across Missouri Pacific railway, thence to cemetery. AT THE CEMETERY. At the cemetery the G. A. R. memorial ritualistic service will be re cited in the shadow of the soldiers' monument. The orator of the day, Col. E. J. Smith, will then deliver his address. Music will be furnished bv the fec- dalia Military band and a chorus of school children under the supervision of Miss Helen Gallic Miss Lida Battenger will recite a thrilling selection entitled, "The Drummer Boy at Wilson Creek." A WOMAN WANTED. Denver Swede in Sedalia Looking For a Woman he Seems to Love. A raw Swede, named Swanson, got off the Kansas City train last night. He was well dressed and seemed to Imve nlentv of money. He claims to be the nronrietor of a big saloon in "Denver, and his looks do not lelie his statements. Swanson was in search oi a woman, who gave her name in the police court Saturday as Miss Laura Swanson. She and a companion were charged with prostitution. The Swanson woman had for the past few days been an inmate of a West Main street house of illfame. She de parted Saturday evening from the house and took with her some of the clothes of the madame of the house A warrant is out for the Swanson woman's arrest. Mr. Swanson employed the services of the police to search for the missing woman. He declined to say what Ehe is to him, but the woman's brother-in-law from near Houstonia stated that the two had lived together in Denver as man and wife, and it was presumed that such a relation ex isted. After a thorough search by the police and the object of his affec tions not being found, Swanson re tired at the Kaiser at an early hour this morning. He offers a reward of $25 for the return of the woman aud he agiees to pay all expenses, fines, etc. CORNER STONE LAYING. Formal Invitation To the Exer cises, Wednesday, By the Committee. Rev. Dr. William Jones and Mr. F. A. Sampson, committee, publish the following invitation to the laying of the corner stone of the George R. Smith college in this city next Wednesday : "The committee appointed at a late meeting of the officials ot the George R. Smith college on invitations, would extend a cordial invitation to the ministers of all the city churches, the teachers and officers of the public and private schools of the city and an menus or education to ue present at the ceremony of laying the corner stone of the college building on the afternoom of the 31st inst. The day will be one fruitful of future good, aud will see the formal foundation of an institution which will be a credit to our educational . interests and an ornament to the city. Because there has been no general canvas of the city to raise a large amount of money must not be taken as evidence of the smallness of the institution now to lie inaugurated. It will be one of which Sedalia will be proud, not only of building,but we hope, also, of the work that shall be done by it. Let every one come out to these ceremonies, aud encourage what may yet result iu the establishment by the same society that is now erecting this college, of a college in another part of the city for white students." SERVICES TO-DAY. The following services, preliminary rto ednesday s ceremonies, will be held to-day at the Methodist Episco pal churches in Sedalia, the theme of the discourses being Christian edu cation with special reference to the George R, Smith college : First Methodist Episcopal church : 11 a. m., Rev J. C. Hartzell, D. D., of Cincinnati, Ohio; 8 p. m., Rev. M. C. B. Mason, D. D., of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mason is one of the most elo quent and effective colored ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Taylor Chapel : 11a. m.. Rev. M. C. B Mason, D. D.; 3 p. in., Rev. J. C. Hartzell, D. D.; 8. p. m., several speakers. Montrose street church : 11a. in., the pastor, Rev. Albert Jump ; 7:30 p. m., Rev. Dr. Hartzell. Great interest centers in the ser vices at Taylor Chapel among the col ored people. The pastor, Rev. Mr. McCallister, says his people will raise S1,000 for the new college building. M. T. Slanc, who has an office with Baldwin & Bailey, is a reliable fire inshrance man, and does a col lection business" equal to any agency in the citj. If you desire any fire in surance or have any' collections to be made or houses to rent, don't fail to tre him before making your applica tion and get his rates. It will pay yon. Remember M. T. Slane, the reliable insurance and collection ageut. A HANDSOME PRESENT. The Home Tendered to "Dad" Leach By the B. L. of F. Accepted. F. P. Sargent, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, whose headquart rs were iu Terre Haute, F. W. Arnold, grand secretary and treasurer of the same order anil Charles W. Maier, chairman of tiie executive committee, were distin guished arrivals in Sedalia yesterday afternoon. A few months ago the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, contributed a fund for the building of a home to be presented to "Dad" Leach, the founder of this now powerful order. The con tract was let to J. G. Warren, con tractor and builder, and he has car ried out completely and most satisfac torily the purposes and plans tue com mittee had in view. The visit of the above name gentle men was to inspect and lormally re ceived the building. They were de lighted with it in every way, and turned it over to the venerable and beloved founder of their order, who, with his wife, will rest there in peace and plenty, the remainder of his days. Mr. Sargent, who is a most pleas ant and intelligent gentleman, spoke in high terms of Sedalia. He and his associates left on the 10:40 train east ward bound, last night. SHORT TALKS. A Column of Conversations With People Here and There. Dr. Emil Muchl, the corouer of Petti-! county, has a keen appreciation of the humorous, ludicrous and far cical. State Treasurer Stephens' asser tion, in relating the exploit ot the lone highwayman who held up the Mis souri Pacific train Tuesday night, that it was "a condition and not a theory which confronted himself and the other passengers, struck the coroner as decidedly facetious. The doctor, who is also sometimes serio-comic, has ad vanced an altogether new and plaus ible theory in regard to the secret of this particular bandit's power to ac complish his daring purpose. "It is reasonable to draw the con clusion," said the doctor, "that he possessed and exerted a hypnotic in fluence over the frightened and le wildered trainmen. If he had ordered them to lie down quietly on the ground, there is very little doubt but that they would have done it." The Talker is ready to endorse the 1 t . .1 T T " 1 doctors lantasuc meory. ne is aiso ready to assert that few men can resist the subtle and potent power combined in a brace ot revolvers aud a certain amount of hypnotism. They form a very persuasive combination on such an occasion as the one referred to. Alleu Domian was in town yester- day He is the poet laureate and crank of Henry county, Mo lie had been toJenerson City where he met Eph. Ewing and they contem plate starting a dime museum and en tering as freaks themselves. Dorman is a curiosity and attracts attention wherever he goes for his pe-, culiarities. The hero of this has published a book of poems. He was a farmer ami on rainy days and.idle hours he wrote poetry. He mortgaged his farm and printed his book full of poetry that had never seen daylight before. He peddles his books. People buy them to get rid of him. And he is one of the sovereigns of Missouri. He claims as follows: Made 147 speeches. Burned eight kegs of rifle powder. Distributed 72,000 printed circulars with a cut of himself. Sold 300 of his books. His plan is as follows : Allen Dorman strikes a town, then he fires a few shots of powder from an anvil. Makes a speech and then sells his books. He occasionally hires some weak minded person or a back number girl to read ins poetry. If they don't die immediately will be claimed at an early dav they as a victim of the fell destroyer. A few survive. The many die. He is harml'js. So is his poetry. Sedalia Camp No. 10. Wo;dnien of the World, which lias been organiz ed for two years, were called upon for the first time to bury one of their comrades Thomas H. Frame last Friday. Fifty members turned out, and the exercises at the grave were decidedly novel, impressive and beautiful, differing distinctly, in some important particulars, from the ser vices iu vogue on such occasions among kindred secret societies. A very notable departure was iu the u-c made of a live white dove, which was carried to the cemetery in a closed box. After the coffin had been lowered into the grave, this dove was let down, also, into the tomb, and be ing released, flew skyward to free dom. This unique performance, which is always practiced at such times by the Woodmen is symbolic d of the flight of the pure spirit to the heaven ly regions. Ritualistic lines are spok en as the dovo Hys upward. A --prig of evergreen is then dropped into tnc Dr. Powder The Only Pure . . Cream of Tartar Powder. Contains neither Ammonia, Alum, nor any other adulterant Does finer and more economical work than any other, owing to its marvelous purity and greater strength. It is cheaper at 500 a pound than the ordinary kinds at 20c The Best is always the Cheapest. grave by each Woodmau, a brief prayer is uttered, and the lodge aud friends take their departure. A story is going the rounds about a young lady iu Howard county, in the early settlement of Missouri, rid ing a calf to a party one night. The Talker is acquainted with a well authenticated story of which the late Samuel Cole.of Cooper county.is the hero. "Uncle Sammy," as he was famil iarly and endearingly called, settled in that county alwut the beginuing of this century. When he grew to be a considerable lad he displayed great prowess as a hunter, backwoodsman ami Indian fighter. He was also a favorite among the girls, not on ac count of his personal beauty for he hadn't received his share of that but because he was noted for bravery aud endurance and had some winning ways withal. One night there was to be a big blow-out two miles lielow Cooper's fort.situated some three miles east of where Boouville now stands. Samuel, who lived with his parents, was anxious to attend and have a hoe down and a good time with the pret ty pioneer girls. In order to make the trip he adopt ed a novel mode of transportation, which afterward made him notorious in the settlement. He stripped off everything but his rude buckskin hunting shirt, roped a large trained calf lielongiug to his father, took it to the Missouri river, and straddling its back, both plunged into the river and were home rapidly by the strong cur rent in the direction of the party. The animal and passenger arrived at a landing place all right,and the re doubtable Samuel, clad only iu his hunting shirt and a coonskiu cap, strode boldly into the cabin just as the dancers were dancing aud the fiddlers were making the rafters ring with an Old Virginia reel. These young people were not advo cates of the nude in either art or na ture, and the appearance of their friend startled them. They scattered aud hid aud the music came to an ab rupt close. It took some time for Samuel to ex plain the situation and keep himself from Ieing mobbed by uant backwoods beaux. those indig- Shortly afterward, his friends be came reconciled, the bold young hunter was taken to an adjoining shed, proper clothing put on him and he was invited to join in the merriment. Samuel was iu .eat favor now, and he kissed and hug-ed and danced with more pretty girls that night than any other feller in the cabin. Not Inrltrd. On one occasion an English gentle man called to tee Lord Westmoreland on particular business. Ho was at breakfast, and, receiving- him with his usual urbanity, asked the object of his visit. The gentleman said that he felt somewhat aggrieved as ho had brought an official letter of introduc tion to him from tho foreign ofticfa. and, having learned that his lordship had given a great dinner the night be fore was surprised and hurt at re ceiving no invitation. Lord West moreland excluimed. with his usual heartiness: "God bless me. sir, I am really quite distressed. I think I re ceived the letter of which you speak. I will send for it." Accordingly, tho letter was brought to him, and. on reading it. ho said to tho stranger: Ah! I thought so. There, sir, is the letter; but there is no mention of dinner in it." on which the gentle man rose and backed out of tho room in confusion. Argonaut. At th ChnppIrV Club. Freddy, meditatively I say, old chappie, did you ever notieo how much darker it is at night than in dav time? Willie Oh, Freddy! don't ask such tong question. What did you sayr Ask mo again. Freddy Oh! er I er have forgot ten it now. Truth. Wry 1'a nil liar. Father Does that young man mean business? Daughter I guess he docs, father. He is getting so familiar now that ho wears tho same "necktie twice in sue- '5 Cream Baking FROM MONTANA. Brief Description Of the Way unci "uIKhuh L They do Things Out There. Typical Western Town With One Church and Twenty Five Saloons. Cirre-iniIenoc f The IUzoo. Stevknsvillk, Montana, May 20- A few lines from this far away sec tion of the world may be of interest to some of the readers of the Bazoo, which has, I know, a large circulation in Central Missouri and is the favorite paper with the people in that garden spot of the world, because the grow ing new state ot -Montana, ttie h.in pire state of the marvellous North west, is a sort of product and progeny of Missouri, just as Missouri is re garded as a child of Kentucky, from the fact that Kentuckians, more than others, led the way in her settlement and upbuilding. There are many Missourians here, not a few of whom have friends and relatives in Pettis and adjoining counties of Missouri, who may, perchance, lieing readers ot your valuable paper, of course, read these lines with passing interest. sturdy Missouri pioneers settled this state, destined to be one of the largest in the west, and blazed the pathway of civilization. The first considerable influx of Missourians to Montana was during the latter part of the late civil war, when times were troublous in Missouri and many Mis sourians were glad to leave the the ater of fratricidal war and seek se clusion from strife and turmoil in these far removed quiet vales. Since then, there has been a pretty considerable and con tinual stream of Jlissourians here un til they now form a considerable part of the population and are more than there are from any other one state. They are in the majority, in this section ot the state, known a? Bitter Root Val ley, lying between the Rocky and Bit ter Root mountains, in the extreme western part of the state and border ing on Idaho. 1 am at a loss to know what to sav of this country in this article, as I am well aware that Missouri 1 the best state in the union and that Central Missouri is the garden spot of the world. Hence, comparing anv other seotion of the world with Missouri, for the perusal of Missourians, is a deli cate task. If the writer, in his de scription of the attractions of a new country, delineates them with such en thusiasm as to surpass Missouri in any resj)eet, he is apt to be regarded by residents of Missouri as a paid immi gration agent or a monumental liar or loth. as they are about the same thing With due delercnce, however, to Missouri, the Imperial State of the union, by a Missourian, who knows ;uid appreciates her greatness, this is it gKd, a great and a growing coun try, lo any one who desires health, frontier life, a new cnuntrv, opportu nity for profitable investment, greater possibilities, broader opportunities, or a change lrom any anise whatever, this is a good and an inviting field. There arc vast forests, rich mines, fer tile valleys and growing towns here to be yet developed anil some of thenf arc being dcveloiied at a rate that 11 1-- -Ml r .i 1 . would iiiuku a .Missouiiau.-iiicau sunn in his native state. This Bitter Root Valley is about one hundred miles long and from two to twenty miles wide. It is lined on cither side bv loftv mountains, whose mniestic peaks can be seen, covered with snow, the year round, in all sea sons, it is well watered, gently slop ing aud said to be the best agricultural valley in the state. It is certainly very productive. All tales ot mam moth pumpkins, big potatoes, marvel ous turuips. tall oats and prodigious yields of wheat will be omitted from this article, however, as thev would not be believed in Missouri. A large part of the valley is covered with thrifty farms and good farm resi dences and barns, many ot which would be a credit to Central Missouri farms. There is vet considerable good laud to be had iu the valley at a small cost by pre-empting it. The mountains lining this valley are covered with an endless world of inexhaustible piue and cedar timber, as fine as grows on the universe. This is the basis of one of the leading in dustries of the valley. The lumbering industry is a great thing here. Scattered all along the Bitter Root River, which runs the length of the valley of the same name are many saw mills, engaged in saw ing up this supply of timber and shio- ping 11 out. j.ne purcnase aim sawiu: ot this timber, brings much money into this valley, which goes among the people thereof. At Hamilton.a town of 800 people in this county, on the Bitter Root River and the Bitter Root branch of the Northern Pacific Railroad, there is a company, the Bit ter Root Development Company, which engaged in sawing and shipping lumber. It has SoOO.OOO invest- ed iu mills and buildingsat Hamilton; iemI'Ss ?m ,uen; 1?- .830.000 nionthlv m wages; and s-nps from j ten t0 thirty ear loads of sawed hunter per day seven days in the week. j Hamilton has 800 population, one I church and twenty-five saloons. That ! is something of a sample of the way they do things here. There are mauy smaller mills, along the river, engag ed in the same business, and yet 'tis said, the timber now standing ou these mountains, will hist one hundred years if no more should grow. Seventy miles east of here are the largest copper gold and silver mines in Montana and the mountains lining this valley are said to le nearly a? rich with metal but they are as vefc scarcely touched in this particular. lue largest and liest horse ranch in the world adjoins this same town' of Hamilton, above referred to. It is owned bv Marcus Daly, the many- time millionaire and richest man in Montana. He has there 13,000 acres of rich valley land in one body, under fence, and SoUU.OUU invested m the ranch and the stock on it. On it is a palatial residence and the finest stock barns and improvements money can erect. Among other things, he has a mile race track under cover, on which to train horses in the winter or during bad weather. There he raises 'rain, hay and blooded horses on an extensive scale. Some of his horses are among the best on the turf andr several ot his flyers are capturing stakes in the East. From what I am told, the climate is one ot the chiet attractions ot this country. It is, certainly, bracing, in vigorating and healthful, lhe air is very pure. J. his valley is said to have more days ot sunshine in a year thauauy other section of these United" States. The atmosphere is rare, pure and dry and a noted balm for pul monary and some other diseases. Tis said that there are no great extremes and that the temperature is remarka bly even. In the summer there is no sultry weather, In the winter there is a short spell, usually, of what would be called in some latitudes, extreme cold weather, thermometers sinking as low as 30 degrees below zero, but it approaches gradually, it is said. Peo- plevere claim not to feel it and to lie exempt from sudden changes of ther mometer and borometer during the winter season, which is some advan tage. lhis valley produces all the grasses, grains, fruits ami vegetables known to temperate climes. The climate is very dry, rain being almost unknown, and all cultivation is by irrigation, the numerous streams furnishing a plenti ful supply of pure, fresh water. I have met several former Sedalians in this section, among them John 31. Evans, of Missoula, the metropolis ot the valley, a prosperous city ot about 8,000 people. He is a nephew of Doc tors Ed and Henrv Evaus. of Sedalia. and once worked on the old Sedalia Deiwxitit, under John D. Russell. John Landrum, formerly of Windsor and later ot bedalia, lives in Stevens-., ville and is treasurer and collector of this county, those offices being one, in this state. He has lived here or here abouts eighteen years. He asked me about his old army trieud ami demo cratic comrade, John W. Burress.and about Billie Steele, who was truly Billie the Kid" wheii he left Mis souri. The quickest, best, aud most pleas aut route to Montana from the South and East is the Northern Pacific rail road, which runs from St.Paul to Hel ena, Butte, Missoula and all the lead ing points in Montana, traversing the entire stale from east to west. The scenery along the route is grand and varied aud rivets the attention of the traveler continually throughout the long but not tiresome journey. The service and accommodation of the road is unsurpassed. Mr. Charles S. Fee, of St. Paul, the gentlemanly general passenger aud ticket agent of the road, has made his road one ot the best and most completely equipped in, the West for passenger service. Montana fs a state of great resources which are as yet but beginning to be developed, but, as I doiot wish to be considered either an immigration agent or a monumental liar, I will not enter upon a description, of them here. M Two of Ilisuiarck lilting; Remarks. "In the tete-a-tete, "says Bismarck, a woman speaks aloud to the man who is indifferent to her, low to the man she is near loving', and keeps silence with the man she loves." An other of his aphorisms is: "Reading' a medical book one- fancies one has all the maladies it describes; similarly when reading- the works of a moralist one discovers all the faults he points out in others. First. Get Tour Opal. To restore the polish on opals blurra& and scratched by wear, rub with oxid of tin or putty powder on a piece ot chamois skin, wet; finish with refined halk, also on shamois skin, wet; the wash the opal with a soft brush aa&. water. With a little care this may W done without taking- it from Its ww, tings.