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For Governor, 100,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
The Folk intorosts are moving
along very nicely, thank you.
If Senator Sullivan's guilt
made Frank Farris sick, what
will his own trial do for him V
An organization has boon
formed in Sndalia to tight the
disoaso or glanders through the
So many Folk Clubs are being
formed throughout tho state that
it is hard to keep track of half
Tho .specific charge on which
a man was convicted in an Ozark
court Saturday was "raising hell
Pleasant Hill is so crowded
thut it is almost impossible to
find boarding places, not to speak
of routing houses.
Rats have invaded the corn
fields near Ilughesville and are
damaging Lin crop. They climb
the stalks and devour the corn.
"Turn the rascals out" will be
u better slogan for the Demo
cratic parly in 1001 than it was
in I'vO, if tilings just keep devel
oping. An old citizen of IJraymor re
cently attempted to beat a snake
to death with a loaded gun.
man received decent burial,
snake got away.
Jacob Maddox, v, ho lives near
Au.wasHo, has a pair of linen
trousers thut me si.ty years old.
In that length of time they have
been in style about thirty times.
If developments keep on (level
oping it will bohard to b-U which
branoh ol tho government does
not need renovating. Toddv will
have to hurry, if ho cleans them
Why Folk .ilioiild be Governor.
Thb following extracts from
an editorial in a recent issue of
tho Kichmond lioviow places Jos
eph W. Folk beforo tho people of
tho state in exactly tho light
which lits tho honest public
"The State of Missouri ia on
trial. Tho eyes of tho world aro
upon her. She has a chanco to
show that she is in earnest in
her efforts to punish tho bribe
givors and bribo takers. Tho re
suit of the next election hinges
on this point. Thu democratic
party has been in power now for
a number of years. Tho repub
licans have tried every trick and
artifico known to politics to wrest
tho control of thu state from
them. Abuse and slander, fair
moans and foul have been re
sorted to but without offect.
"The recent scandals have
given them fresh muterial and
they are using it to all tho advan
tage they can. What tho democ
racy must do is to nominate a
man who can be relied upon to
continue tho work of ferreting
out the criminals. There are
many men in Missouri who aro
good gubernatorial timber at any
other line. This is an exceptional
case. It is now do or die with
tho democracy of Missouri. Oth
er states look to this for guidance
political and now we aro stand
ing a tost. Wo have always
prided ourselves on our sturdy
party and now wo must do some-
lung to keep up our past rec
ord. What wo want is a man
whom we know can do tho duty
imposed upon him.
"Missouri has no dearth of
great and good men. They are
ibundant but she has only one
r olu. 1 lib other candidates aro
worthy to bo governor but a man
who has been tried and found
true is too one needed on this
occasion. To the defeated ones
we say, despair not. The star of
hope still shinea brightly. There
will be other times to electa gov
ornor and then is your chance.
Tho state of Missouri is on trial
and your ambitions must not b
tho cause of a conviction or hung
jury. Wuty noioiv personal pref
erences. With Folk she will nass
the test and retain her place at
the head of the commonwealths
of the nation."
A bolt of lightning struck a
Missouri mule on tho heel over
in floury county Monday night.
The mulo was not seriously hurl
but tho lightning hasn't been
(Jovcrnor Yates of Illinois, tin
machine governor, is going lo
fight for ro-olection minus the
machine next year, lie found
too many cogs broken to risk tho
Tho opposition papers are al
ready terming Hryan as a bolter
a year ahead of tho National
JJeiiiouratii' convention. That
rounds funny, for a man whom
they claim dead.
1 HOUSE CLEANING,
jfe Every year there comes a time of House Cleaning.
& That time has now hit
"The Fair" Store
And for the next few days we are going to
make you prices on
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Neckwear,
Underclothing, in fact everything we carry, that
will make your eyes bug out. We are also going
to run off a large stock of Basement G-oods, first
class goods, consisting of Clothing, Shoes, Under
clothing, in fact a full line of Gents' Furnishing
Goods and Shoes for everybody. We are going to
CLEAN UP and
THIS BASEMENT SALE
Will knock any prices ever before made in this town.
The goods are first-class. T U C C ft I
Come early, so as to get pick in I H I rfl i
mm M B li
sizes. Don't buy till you see us.
North side of Square.
inclusive; and Southern Hotel,
St. Louis, October 12 to lb, in
clusive, beginning at 0:.'() a. in.
each day, at which time both the
railroads and the public will be
given an opportunity to bo heard.
It is especially important that
shippers attend these meetings
that this Board may bo mado ac
quainted with their views in tho
premisos, and for this reason
hearing will be hold in the cities
named so as to enable tho great
est number possible to be pres
ent and at the least expense."
When you are Looking for Good Things
the Very Best of the Kind,
YOU WILL FIND THEM AT
Senator Frank Farris was too
sick to attend trial at Jefferson
City recently when his case war.
brought ii for trial, but at
tended to business in Stceleville
a-i usual. Tho physician who
presented a certificate of disabil
ity to the court would probably
dand on his constitutional
rights, if tharo wore to bo any
question asked as to tho legiti
macy of Furris' sickening certificate.
Two !'ul)II; lleurtiius.
Tho Railroad and Warehouse
Commissioners of tho State De
partment after duo consideration
of the "Railroad f Jommissionor
Maximum Froight Schedule,"
have decided to bold two moot
nigs to give the people of tho
suite a fair chanco to discuss the
important subject, and have is
sued the following, over tho sig
natures of W. E. McCully, chair
man, J. E. Rice and John A
Knott, attested by T. M. Hrad
"Tho matter of reducing and
re-adjusting the railroad freight
rates of Missouri has been under
consideration by this Dopart
ment for tho past four months.
During that period tho rates
prevailing in other States have
been examined, compared and
compiled; tho cost, earnings and
operating expenses of Missouri
roads have been looked into, and
tho conclusion has been reached
that tho people of this State are
entitled to n substantial reduc
tion in rates.
"In ordor to bo entirely fair,
before promulgating tho "Rail-
l I f w- . ....
i win. viJiiiiiiin.-itoiiiH S maximum
Freight Schedule," it has been
determined to hold public; hear
ings at tho Coates IJouso, Kan.
hus City, October GtU to Uth,
The decision of Joseph W. Folk
to cancel most of his engage
ments to deliver speeches this
fall and devoto his entire atten
tion to tho work of prosecuting
boodlers, in which he is now on-
gaged, will moot general ap
proval on tho part of tho people,
however anxious they tuny be to
seo him and hear him speak.
Mr. Folk is right. If lie stands
faithfully at his post and con
tinues tho work of pushing pros
ecutions in tho future as he has
done in thu past nothing can
stop his growing popularity with
tho masses ovon though they are
denied the privilege of meeting
him and hearing him discuss tho
vital issues of tho day. His de
cision to stand at his post of
duty, in spite of pressing invita
tions to enter a campaign for tho
oflico of Oovernor, is in keeping
with the character of tho man,
and can not fail to win admira
tion from all reasonable mon.
No Matter If Its
Stoves, Wagons, Buggies, Paints, Oils,
Tinware, Wheat Drills, Pumps, or
Windmills, and at about same
prices our competitors sell
goods of inferior grade.
Wo employ a Tinner who is a good workman, and do all
kinds of repair work.
The only place where you can buy $
everything m this line.
imm mm., Versailles, 8
SAM R. PKMP.W. C
( joi r:
JOHN' f. (aims,
Rube Oglosby, the Warrens
burg brakernan who hits becomo
noted in connection with tho Su
preme Court decision against
him, is now an avowed candidate
for Railroad and Warehouse
Commissioner, and will likely
command a big following for
obvious reasons. Ho will risk
his chances before the Demo
cratic Stato Convention.
A Grundy county paper tells
of two little hoys who askod
thoir mother If they might play
store in tho dining room. "Yes,"
sho replied, If you don't mako
much nois'-." "We'll bo quiot
about it, mom, "said one, "We'll
bo fitorokeepora who don't advor-Uso."
GIBBS & PRICE,
To examine our Hooks is to bo convinced that wo have
the ONLY COMPLETE R FT of Abstracts in Morgan
County, and we challenge investigation.
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.
Woods' Hlock, Phono 70, Versailles, Missouri.
BANK OF VERSAILLES.
Comluufitid Stutcmnnt uf thu liatilc of Versailloft, ut the
clohc of huhlliu.'.b, Ajirlt li7, l'JO.'l;
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lioarin ntitt DikcountN 11,(117 '.to
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Total iJJTl.KSC .13
Capital Htoclc paid in 3 30,000 00
Surplus and Undivided 1'rolIU 1 1,813 Oil
IIIIIh paynblu mid ru-dUcouutH :il,139 or,
Hcposlts 2D.', 1113 fi2
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