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title: 'Morgan County democrat. (Versailles, Mo.) 1900-1906, September 11, 1903, Image 4',
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Kutuml in I'ost Ollicc tit Versailles
Missouri as second class mail mutter
For Govornor, 1004,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
Two hundred of Glasgow's
leading citizens havo joinod tho
Kollf 01 ub.
Our everyday lifes may seem a
hades of despair, yot can wo not
invent tlx mouiis of making it a
partial paradise if wo so choose.
A Johnson county druggist
started in business lait week
with worth of fixtures, ij'JoO
worth of drugs and tfJUO worth
The costliest farm residence
in Missouri is in Lafayette coun
ty, near Lexington, owned by
Judge J. M. Lowe of Kansas
City. It was erected at a cost
of $Q 1,000.
The gap between the Republi
can factions of the state ure wid
ening, and the editorial spokes
men for the party are getting
more desperate as the chasm
deepens. "Dump the loaders,"
is tho slogan to adopt.
Ten years ago J. P. Lipe, of
Rich Hill, bought a cow for thir
ty dollars, and put her on a small
farm he owns near that town.
To-day he has a fair-steed herd
of cattle, all descendants of tho
one cow. The cow was sold by
him a. few days ago for tho same
amount of money that she cost
Theodore Gary, of Macon, has
invented a device calculated to
answer the requirements of the
postal department for a cheap
and easy method for making
small remittances through the
mails. His scheme is the use of
a card on which are stamps to
the amount of tho remittance.
The card is sent in an envelope
as an ordinary letter and re
deemed nt tho receiving post-olnco.
Highty-tliM'O relatives of the
bride attr.ded a wedding in Da
viess county recently, but the
groom showed his grit. Lie went
through the ceremony with a
smile on his face.
The sheriff of Knox county is
offering a standing reward for
the arrest and conviction of
chicken thieves, and thereby
gravely imperiling his chances
ol winning the Darktown vote.
The public hitchrack on tho
square in sono of our neighbor
ing towns is being condemned as
a nuisance. Versailles is up to
date on this point. We have not
got any hitchracks on our public
Postponed happiness is a dis
appointed delusion. The faculty
of enjoying life as wo go along
helps to strengthen our physical
being. Too iijany of us make
mountains out of mere imagina
tion, where p iths of genuine for
til it, should exist to make this
If the professional politicans
of Missouri persist in opposing
the popular demand for a "new
deal 1 in candidates for state of
lioes they aro liable to force tho
people to raise up in their might
and join such men as Champ
Clark in a demand for primary
elections. Astute politicans have
too long been allowed tomanipu
late conventions in their own in
terests and sometimes contrary
to the will of the pooplo which
should be sovereign. Howard
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 Goods, first
class goods, consisting of Clothing, Shoes, Under
clothing, in fact a full line of G-ents' 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. TUT FH i
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TvTnrt.h sn'rif nf Rnnsro
A Daviess county man who
was bitten by a rattlesnake
loaded up on whislicy and was
lined $'200 for disturbing the
pence and destroying private
property. Iiis lawyer tried to
convince the court that the snake
was to blame, but the judge
didn't agree with him.
There are ubout seventy-five
papers in Missouri against the
boom for Folk and honesty in
slate government, and every
mother's son of those pipers
have a string lied to them
pulled by a machine leader or a
boodle shark. This is a contam
inated school of journalism, with
a big .1.
It has lately leaked out that
hid Butler has sai 1 that he must
either defeat Polk for Governor
or he (Hutler) will be a ruined
man financially, and must servo
a term in the penitentiary. Con
sequently Hutler has declared he
will spend his wealth amounting
'1o $1,000,000 to defeat Mr. Polk.
We are inclined to bolievo that
much of Hutlor's barrel will slip
a cog, the people are not much
in a humor to be trilled with by
the head of the bribe-giving
"Huff" Wright, a negro who
happened always to bo wrong,
was taken from the city jail
at Warsaw one night last week
and whipped by a party of citi
zens, who gave him notice to
leave town and not to appear
again. Warning was served on
other negroes of the crap-shooting,
loafing variety, and there
was consternation for u few
hours. The colored population
folt.aggrieved at the whipping
and tho subsequent warnings,
but when public notice was given
that the indu-trious and worthy
negroes would not be molested,
and would be protected in tboir
rights just as the white citizens
were, thon.vitemont subsided.
ills IJiuiMi Won't Down.
Joseph W. Folk has received
over bOO invitations to speak in
all parts of lhi state. The larger
per cent of those invitations
must be refused because theable
Circuit Attorney will attend to
tho duties devolving upon him
in hi.s ollicial capacity first, and
then, if convenient, will fill some
of those engagements. The ene
mies of Mr. Polk, proceed to
condemn him if he chooses to
answer any of the calls to speak,
and if he fails to answer them,
tboso same enemies criticise his
action and blatantly snear at his
disappointment of tho people.
The facts are that the Circuit
Attorney is paying very meagre
attention to what tho enemies of
true roform may or may not say.
He is gaining right along with
the peoplo who have confidence
in his judgment and who feel
that whatever ho may do in a
public way will redound to his
glory, while his enemies are in a
state of chaotic! desperation and
grubbing for any straw which
they doom may bewilder him
and his groat army of friends in
keeping the able prosecutor to
the front as their ideal of a standard-bearer.
His cause won't
David Rankin, of Atchison
county, Missouri, has a six thou
sand acre cornfield. The depart
ment of agriculture of the Mis
souri World's Pair Commission
took some photographs of tho
fields recently. This fact would
have a tendency to make the
easterner's eyes bug out, who
recently marveled at the idea of
ten-acre patches in Missouri cul
tivated with a hoe. The above
field was tended with fifty double
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When you are Looking for Good Things,
the Very Best of the Kind,
YOU WILL FIND THEM AT
The discovery in Germany of
a now metal called solium by Ed
ward Milliard, a Frenchman, is
reported to the state depart-
ineni. I no discoverer ussuicrji
that seliutn costs only one-twelfth
as much as aluminum and is
lighter and stronger. It does
not rust, and is, therefore, suit
ablo for shipbuilding, for tho
manufacture of pipes and for
railroad construction. It is as
sorted also that, as it is capable
of taking a fine polish resem
bling nickel, it would be desir
able for cooking utensils. Its
hardness is not quite equal to
that of iron, but is greater than
that of lead or zinc. Its power
of resistance is said to bo greater
than that of iron, but less than
that of stool.
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.
We employ a Tinner who is a good workman, and do all
kinds of repair work.
The only place where you can buy
everything in this line.
TACTS HOlLVAi lOWN.
The official valuation of the
Philadelphia, Pa., city hall arid
grounds is 13,604,000.
In Cairo the proportion of blind
peoplo to tho population is one in
every twenty inhabitants.
In Hungary the prices of vot
erinary medicines are fixed by
the ministry of agriculture.
When tho recent act of con
gress becomes effective tho navy
will havo almost 30,000 oflicers
A bill prohibiting tho insur
ance of children under 5 years
of age is about to become a law
Tho largest bronze statue in
tho world is that of Potor tho
Great, at St. Petersburg. It
weighs 1,100 tons.
Leather waste is no longer
wasted. Manufacturers uso it
in a compressed form, instead of
iron, to mako cog-wheels.
JOHN P. CHUBS,
SAM 11. PRICE,
GIBBS 8c PRICE,
To examine our Hooka is to lie convinced that wo havo
tho ONLY COMPLETE SET of Abstracts in Morgan
County, and wo challenge investigation.
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.
Woods' Block, Phone 70, Versailles, Missouri.
BANK OF VERSAILLES.
Condensed .Statement of the Bank
clotiu of business, April 27, 1003:
Cash and IJxclmnjfo ,
Loans and Discounts
Ileal K.ttato, Furniture und Fixtures...
of VorsaillcB, nt the
3 8'i,so:i if.
1 Ml, CM 7 'J')
Capital Slock paid In 8 30.000 00
Surplus and Undivided Fro tits 1 Minor.
!i1)h payables and ru-iliscounts 24 . 120 (Mi
Deposit 2US, 1 '.13 52
Fire Proof Vault. Insurance against
Hurglary and Robbery.
ROSS, President. WILL L. STEPHENS, Cashier.