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Missouri as second clash mall matter
For Governor, 1904,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
A man in Hardin poisoned
twenty-throe dogs in one night
and now ho is a dogged hero.
Tho Warrensburg Journal
Democrat shows a decided im
provement in its new dress and
in new quarters.
"Graft" is now the most
potent slogan to be adopted by
the Republican Indians for the
National Campaign of 1901.
mercial club for battering the
business conditions of that town.
The citizens of Union
taken steps to organize a
A Southeast Missouri man who
filed a suit against it railroad for
1 00,000 for personal injuries has
settled for $U7.50. Uo wanted
"The Fair" Store
The per capita of money in
circulation in the United States
is claimed to 'be $:J0, yet there
are some people who are
worth !!0 cents.
A Henry county young farmer
is exhibiting a "peach" which
thinks is the best ever raised
in the state. It took a marriage
license to raise her, however.
Another Folk Club of 200 rep
resentative citizens of Howard
county was organized at Fayette
lust .Saturday night. This don't
look like the Folk boom had
There are twonty-six John
Smiths in .lasper county. Their
occuptious run all the way from
saloon keeper to preacher. Now
lor n report from the Tom Jones
O. M. Brooks, who runs the
Oregon County Tribune, in a
tirade of diatribe rind Incendiary
invectives, last week spread his
thimble full of brains over a two
third column of space in hid
"boodle-contaminated" sheet, In
taking exception to a squib which
appeared in the Democrat to the
effect that seventy-five papers
which had lined up against the
Folk boom "had a string tiod to
them pulled by a machine lead
er or boodle shark." The tirade
is not worthy of reproduction,
but we call attention to one ex
pression, to show that Brooks
who is out for anybody or any
thing that will Horvo to give him
his pie at the counter is self
accused and the shoo fits him
only too snugly, although unex
pectedly to us.
Ho says: "The Tribune is one
of those papers that has voiced
no preference for Governor."
This being the case, why does
the shoo fit him so admirably?
"Why does he consider himself
"lambasted into line?" Such
tar-bucket stylo of statesmen as
Brooks are the kind and class
that serve as henchmen for the
"boodle" gang whoso slimy
claws reach out in every direc
tion where these pie-eaters aro
located. They are of the class
who have brought the finger of nnnirw-fwrnan Cochran, of St.
shame upon the fair name of Joseph, does not seem to stand
Democracy in Missouri. 'Ihoir Ul fear 0f Harry B. Hawes, the
theme of honesty and reform is St. Louis "boss," to any alarm-
ofakind which has furnished , f,vt,nt. Mr. Cochran savs
Circuit Attorney Folk substance 0f t,0 rocent Hawes interview,
for ninotoen convictions sinco n wVin.h Hawes Hhowed much
ns attack upon them. Brooks egotism: "If Mr. Hawes wants
is winning anu narKing oecauso u.o rim for Governor so be it.
ns mastors are being run to That's his privilege. But he
cover, lie coniesses witnous oo- wiil find that it is one th n ir to
ng accused to be one of the sov- Bet up as a 00SH in fjt. Louis and
onty-hvo who would bo against finothor to speak as in the lan
ion est reform or its advocate, gaago of tho boss to the Democ
unless much advocate is sure to racy Qf the State. Nothing has
win, then his barking and whoop- happened since Mr. Folk's name
was mentioned in connection
with the Governorship equals
Hawes interview as a Folk cam
Every year there comes a time of House Cleaning.
That time has now hit
And for the next few days we are going to
make yon 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 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.
Come early, so as to get pick in
MM. ft J J HI
sizes. Jjon't ouy tin you see us.
North side of Square.
The man that Satan is looking
lor, is tlio one wno lost tfMJ on
the shell game at the Wild West
show, then refused his home pa
per at the post-office when ho
owed two year's subscription.
A patent medicine lecturer
who struck lliggiusville last
week turned out to be u Heed
campaign speaker. People who
gathered around him to hear
about his cure-all heard an anti
Folk speech instead.
The enrollment of the State
Kniversity for the first four days
of tho fall session reached 082
which is lilt more than were en
rolled In the same period last
year, and 45! more than have ever
been enroljed in the same period
in tho history of the university.
ng would cause a nauseating
pain to run through the spinal
lord of an honest reformer. He
is not u Democrat of rectitude or
from principle, but a Democrat
for revenue only, and one of the
If the Folk boom consisted of
i syndicate to buy advocates for
thtt wind they possessed, Brooks
would be the first sucker
"Can you direct mo to tho
Katherine depot?" asked an old
woman oi a Hedaini policeman
recently. "The what?" queriod
the olficer. "Tho Katherino do
they pot, a railroad station," replied
would bait their hook for. Cheap?
well yes, of the cheapest, cours
est, machine kind. He has been
the recipient of crumbs from the
pie-counter, and if tho machino
tho woman anxiously. "Oh, yes,"
said the policeman, as ho tum
bled, "go straight down this
street till vou see a sign read
ing, 'Katy.' That's the Kath
and "boodle" manipulators aro erine.
I T i 1 1 1 it I
reiegatou to tne roar, into too Pnink James and Colo Young
,.. ...... 4 l v .. A ..1 ! ... 1
niiuuiikiiiii-k uur wm-'u'y ...iftfttimWlid West Show at
balderdash depicts, ho will yelp, N(jva(la lMt WW)k blJCttUae the
... n j ..... . i Hnuw WttS jnfostod with a gang
est people wno nave no oilier f t,liov09 and grafters. When
motive than bringing to tho fore ,. ,lv,lihiHmi Nlinwmi in Vor
honest and courageous men who . th t olernents wlth a
1. Jl.-!.. !ll....L I '
oouieir uuiy w.u.om, lour r Wg contingont of gamblors, was
mvur. t-usopu w. rum m-i-us
of the Brooks ilk in his
When you are Looking for Good Things,
the Very Best of the Kind,
YOU WILL FIND THEM AT
No Matter If Its
Stoves, Wagons, Buggies, Paints, Oils,
Tinware, Wheat Drills, Pumps,pr
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.
THORPE BROS., - VERSAILLES.
in evidence on every hand.
Now they are starting the cry,
that "the Polk boom is busted."
Tho Folk movement is supported
by tho most jKiwerful organiza
tion that over backed any mnn
for Governor. This is the almost
unanimous support of the peo
ple, tho heart and conscience of
the state, and if tho machine
and boodler element by fraud,
ballot box stuffing or othor trick
ory, beat the people of their
choice, there will bo a reckon
ing laterand don't forgot It.
cuiup. ii iiu uiu, iiu coum sua- Mavor James A. Keoa an
ply depend upon reaching them noun(.0d his candidacy at Sedalia
with a small stipend when neoos- a mio( aKOi nn yet some of tho
sary. When a man barks, whines howling antis say its too early
ami is soiincouscu witnout no- to op(m tue gubernatorial cam
ing even nit at, it snows a plain m-ltrI, Howevor. Folk has not
case of guilty conscience which Vet announced, but his campaign
stands In fear of his pest egg bo- ls minjng aiong as smoothly as a
nig uroKon. mo people aro alter cj,lp on tno water.
a lot oi iuhi such suouers as
Hrooks. Another Folk Club of 75 mem
bers was organized at Windsor
Tlio nansas City Journal has ht Saturday night.
a in! size picture or an ear or
corn raised by John R. HiiKKard Manujfor WnnKsct.
iiUDM.K- TruHtworlhy ludy or ifcntteman to
will mini inu iiAitun o u i v t I " . ..
.4 r.u....,, ni,, . I maimffubUHlneBMnuiiH county una n
u4 M..iU.ijr, ...j wuuu .y, .,,. tj.,.r.nrv for wnll anil fnvor.
Missouri. Tlio ear is 17 inches
ably known House of solid llnanclnt
long and 13 lllled out With Jilump htondln. W strnlght cash salary and
full sized grains to the ends. An expense, paid each Monday by check
other sample of what Missouri ,,lr,!,!t from h"iM"ir!i. BxpenKc
can do In an "off your" in corn HrvT" V"Z Z7
A, Addrusa Mauager, 010 Moiion Ulu(f.,
production. ch,cair0( IU
JOHN F. GIBBS,
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BANK OF VERSAILLES.
Condensed Statement of the Hunk of VerMtlUts, at tliu
clohi! of InishioKK, April 37, 1001:
Cunh and Kxcliange $ SV.'iflrt 15
Loans and Dlscounta 18t-,(H7 00
Real Bhtate, Furniture and l-'lxturrs 4,7.i5 4S
Total 8271,130 S3
Capital HtocU paid In 8 30.000 00
Surplus and Undivided I'roUt I LHlIiiC
Hills payable and ro-diHcounU !M,IS W
Depohlts 801,1513 52
Total 8271. ISO 63
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