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GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.
1UCII ZING FIND.
iter Death Much Deplored.
While talking to a citizen of kiltie
Morgan a few days ago he recalled thu
Md episode of the drowning of Miss
liora Jordan, the young schoel teacher,
I hi! fatality havlntr occurred at tho
ford In the Lamine river near Otter
vlUe during the sudden rise two week
ngo. Miss Jordan wan a young lady
whose energy and ability had been
recognized by the wholo community
where she lived. She had secured
certificate, and in company with her
father, was on her way to take up her
tlutlcH as a teacher. While crowing
the river her clothing had become
drenched and she started to recross In
an effort to go back home to change
her soiled clothing. She was on horse
back and the swilt current carried her
horse down tie stream, her devoted
father being powerless to save her.
The news soon reached the ears of
neighbors and friends who labored
hard to recover the body of the unfor
lunate victim. Thursday evening fol
lowing, thu searchers, after dragging
the rher faithfully, were rewarded by
locating the body about n quarter of a
mile down ihe river from the ford.
The funeral was held Friday morning
and Interment took place in the Otter
ville cemetery. The sad affair has cast
a gloom over the entire community, all
of whom held Miss Jordan in high es
teem. It is a clear Illustration of the
uncertainties of life.
William C. Smith Ical.
i'mss reports give the news of the
sudden death of William C. Smith in
New York Monday morning. Mr.
Smith was connected with Paul Hud
son, son of (leneral and Mrs. J. K. Hud
son of tills city, in publishing "Modern
Mexico." but w.vt formerly a Kansas
newspaper man, and his wife was the
youngest daughter of (Sen. Hudson.
Deceased was u son of Henry T. Smith
of Atchison, Kan., and a nephew of
Kx-tSov. John Martin of Kansas. He
was prominently known to many men
of the newspaper fraternity.
Last Monday Mrs. J. K. Hudson re
ceived u telegram that Mr. .Smith had
died suddenly that morning in New
York. (Sen. Hudson had just departed
for Springfield on a business trip and
was notllled witli difficulty. Mrs. Hud
on left for Atchison, KausaH, Tuesday
morning, where she was met by lien.
Hudson, to be present at the interment
of thu remains. Mr. Smith was 30
years of age and was a young man of
great promise, having devoted much
time to literary and iudustiial work in
connection wilh his publication. (Sen
Hudson and family have the deep sym
pathy of their many Versailles friends
in this sad and sudden bereavement.
County Court Proceedings.
County Court convened Tuesday with
all members present and disputed of
the following business:
Ordered by the court that a loan of
Jl'iO be granted Sampson 1'lilllips.
Ordered by the court that Under
taker Kidivell be authori.ed to furnish
eouln for child of Mollle Hast.
Ordered that warrant bu Issued to
Mollle llass for 8j for support of self
Account of Versailles Leader for
pi luting allowed in sum of SO.
Petition of llannay and lianiels for
compromise of taxes presents and com
promised at 50 cents on the dollar.
Account of Versailles Statesman for
printing allowed In sum of 81-.!.'.';.
Account of (Suo. Thruston for janitor
services for September allowed 815.
Ordered by the court that tuxes on
the following lauds be compromised at
so cents on the dollar: W. M of N. W.
H and S. B. U of N. W. U and N. B. X
of 8. W. U, 113, U, l!i.
Liirun HiikIIsIi IturkMhireft.
I have Home tine mule pigs of the
above breed for sale, No better breed
ing in the country.
Wm. Koitsi.vK, Versailles, Mo.
"It Goes Kiylit to thu Spot"
When pain or Irritation exists on
any part of the body, thu application
of ll.illard'n Snow Liniment will give
p 'nuiiit relief. "It goes right to the
spot," said an old man who was rub
bing it in, to cure his rheumatism 0.
R Smith. I'ropr. Smith House, Tunahii,
Texas, wilu-s: "I have used Mallard's
Snow Liniment in my family for sev
eral yrars, and have found it to be a
line remedy, for all aches and pains,
and I recommend It for pains In lite
throat nnd chest." 25c, 50c and 31 by
Wltlen Drug Co.
Fur a pleasant physic take Chamber
lain's Stomach & Liver Tablet. Easy
to take. Pleasant in effect. For kale
by WltUn Drug Co,
Verulllei Mining tut Investment Conv
piny Find a Rich Bed of inc white
Sinking Shaft fcf CmI within a
Hill Mite et Vcnaillci.
Nothing haa been said In the past
few months in a public way of the
Versailles Mining and Investment Com
pany, who are the owners of the big
tract of coal and mineral land located
at the northeast limits of Versailles,
where coal has been mined for local
purposes In years put. Last fall 8. II.
Hogcland came here and opened an
office in town, lie put miners to work
and began getting out coal with good
prospects until a cave-in stopped oper
ationn temporarily at the mines.
Our people conceded that the mines
had been abandoned, yet it was gener
ally known that a great yield of coat
was embedded beneath the surface in
that quarter and only required practi
cal development to unearth thu rich
vein. Last April the company secured
thu services of D T. Freeman of Spear
fish, South Dakota, an experienced
miner, to take hold of the property
as manager. Air. t reeinan came quietly
to Versailles and without any bluster
or public show went to work. Hu
started in to sink a new shaft on tho
property and not until Tuesday were
any of the facts regarding his success
given out. A representative of the
Democrat sighted hi in and we give the
details such as lie is willing to verify
at the mines.
At a distance of 7.1 feet below the
surface Manager Freeman struck a CO
foot vein of coal. The first strata
reached was an 18-foot vein of fine
bituminous, then they passed through
a 17-foot vein of canuel coal, below
which they found another splendid L'6
foot vein of bituminous and weie still
n the coal. This is uot all. At tills
point where the workmen stopped
blasting they came in contact with
10 per cent pay ground of zinc ore. As
they were there for the purpose of mill-
ng coal, and the demand was for that
commodity, they came up 1H feet from
the bottom and began drifting, think-
ng they weru above the ainc strata.
The first blast they shot proved that
they were In ricli paying zinc. Man
ager Freeman was somewhat stunned
ut tliis development, and as his instruc
tions from his company had been to go
after coal alone, he has notified his
employes of the find and is now wait
ing for orders as to whether he shall
mine coal or zinc. lie further states
that if there aru mining men or capi
talists here who doubt in the least his
statements as to either the coal or ziuc
developments at the new shaft, he is
there to 'Show" them, and is very
much enthused witli his discoveries
and good luck.
Itlg Llllltl JHUl.
During thu past week there has been
something doing In real estate circles
here, the result of which was one of
tlie largest sales of laud that has
been closed during the summer months,
the total stipulation being 803,710.
This transaction Is credited to F. I).
Harrison, one of our hustling real es
Thu investment Includes 842 acres
eight miles east of Versailles, owned
as follows: Alf. Hcineinan 208 acres,
James Sanders I.V) aeres, Mrs. Millie
Sanders CO acres, M. Shubert 120 acres
and the Ilrown land owned by Mr.
Harrison coutalnlug 204 acres, and 100
acres is coal and mineral land, while
the 743 has been utilized for farming
Thu Kirby Land Company of Iowa
are the investors, Mr. Harrison having
had the deal on hand for several weeks,
but no Information had beuu given out
until the actual transfers were made.
The Company Investing this large
amount In Morgan county dirt do not
propose to let their eapltal lay idle, as
thu mineral and coal land will bu
developed, whllu they Intend to culti
vate tile farm land by placing a large
acreage in graces and the balance will
be used for orchaiding purposes. Mr.
Harrison dumrves great credit for
manipulating the deal, which means
much for Versailles and Morgan coun
ty In the futuie. It also shows that a
Ihmjiii of substantial character is on
here thu uud of which is not In sight.
Thu llullitlo Lcuil Mlno.
W. F, Yates, superintendent of the
lluffalo mine In South Morgan, Is very
much pleased with thu outlook In con
nection with his mine. Supt. Yates is
Just the kind of mine operator wo
want to encourage in Morgan county,
lie has thu staylug qualities and being
an expert miner does uot know what
discouragement looks like, He started
in the "lluffalo" to flud ore and began
At the "Red Flag," Versailles, Mo.
COME AND INSPECT.
Yours for Business,
For Stomach Trouble
Prepahkd Only by
I THE EUREKA
on a new shaft, which at the present
time is down 112 feet. In the descant
since he reached twenty-four feet from
the surface the mine showed good pay
lug lead which is getting better as the
shaft goes down. Thu pumps In use
proved too light for the water pressure
and Mr. Yates lias made arrangements
to put In a large Cameron sinking
pump, which will obviate all trouble
from that source. He is very much
pleased with his prospect and expects
to be mining good ore for shipment ere
long. Success to the lluflalo.
Second Cicornu Washington.
The Jopliu News-Herald tells the
following story, which it says, was
brought to town by a traveling man
preacher at the conclusion of one of
his sermons said: "Let all in thu
house who aru paying their debts
stand up." Instantly every man, wom
an and child, with one exception, rose
to their feet Thu poacher seated
them and said: "Now every man not
paying his debtH stand up." Tito ex
ception noted, a care-worn, hungry
looking Individual, clothed in last sum
raur's suit, slowly assumed a perpen
dicular position. "How la it, my
friend," asked the minister, "that you
are the only man not to meet his obli
gation'.'" "I run a newspaper, and the
orcinrun nere wno just stood up are
my subscribers, and" "Let us pray,"
exclaimed the minister.
We will sell at our farm two miles
west of Proctor on thu Crittenden road,
on Saturday, Oct. 10, lttuH, a general
slock of dry goods, clothing, boots,
shoes, staple and fancy groceries, 14
head of cows and calves, 30 acres of
corn in Odd, 1 wagon, 1 set harness, 1
plow, 1 cultivator, 1 harrow, and other
things too numerous to mention. Terms
of sale: Terms satisfactory to purchas
ers will be made known on day of sale.
Sale will begin at 10 o'clock In the
morning. Rounnr and Em.v Wawj,
It Is not possible for thu proprietors
to publish more than a vory few of the
numerous luttcrs received in praise of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy and telling of Its re
murkablu cures. They come from peo
ple in every walk In life and from
eVery state In the union. The follow
ing from T. W. Oreathouse, of Pratts
burg, (la., speaks fo Itself: "I would
have been dead now out for the use of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Itutnedy. It cured me of chronic
diarrhoea after saven years of suffer
ing. I can never say top much In
pralso of that reStncdy." For sale by
Wlttcn Drug Co;
The Largest and Best
Assorted Stock of
all and Winter Goods
Ever shown in
Chas. P. Smith and Miss Alia Rcilly
of Jefferson City were quietly mar
ried by Itev. Ilabbltt of theM. K.
Church at Tipton at 8 o'clock last Sun
day morning, and Immediately after
the ceremony was performed the couplo
drove to this city.
Miss Heilly Is a niece of P. D. Harri
son, our real estate hustler, and upon
the arrival of the couple in Versailles
they were received at the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison on Campbell
street, where they found a bwcll wed
ding repast, prepared at the hands of
Mrs. Harrison, in waiting for them.
Thoy were entertained here by their
relatives and friends until Monday af
ternoon when they departed for Jeffer
son City, in which city they aro both
employed and will reside.
The groom holds a position as head
salesman with the Church Shoe Co.,
with good business prospects for the
future. The bride Is a daughter of
Mr. Harrison's sister, and Is an attrac
tive and accomplished young lady who
has made many warm friends In Ver
sailles during former visits hero. All
will join the Democrat in wishing
thorn a long, happy and prosperous
future In their matrimonial venture.
N 15 WHY PICKUPS.
A Clinton man has a tomato in his
garden that measures 17V Inches iu
The Slater Rustler roasts some whis
key fiend for leaving his empty bottles
on the steps of their office.
There may be as good fish in the
matrimonial sea as ever have been
caught, but the man who married Miss
liuss at Webb City recently cannot be
expected to think so.
A Henry county farmer who ate
eight green apple pies last week to
win a ten dollar bet has tince spent
842 for tho services of a physician nnd
Is in a good way to spend that much
A tailor with an Unpronounceable
name has caught a snake two feet long
and proposes to winter it in his shop
at Hlggiuavllle. This will not be
likely to Increase his coterie of cus
tomers. Columbia Stateraan: It haa been
sild, and correctly, that the most pow
erful organisation that ever backed
any man for governor the people, the
heart and the conscience of the 'state Is
backing Mr. Polk.
The pessimist isn't doing much else
now besides predietlng an early frost
that will blast the corn crop arid semi
the country to the demnitlon how
There were nineteen thousand tv
hundred pints of bottled beer unloaded
at Paris last Friday. Ah the county
seat has no saloon it is possible, though
not probable, the goods were hauled
overland from this point to Monroo
A Sedalin girl working in the Run"
Hhoe Factory at that place caught her
hair in the machinery recently and
was literally scalped allvo. She couhl
not be rescued until the power was
shut off, and her injuries are serious,
Bomo of the rural young women of
Vernon county, having tired of going
to town over bad roads, have organ
ized the Ladles' Oood Roads Society
and will see if the women cannot do
better than the men in making in -provements
in the highways. The
members propose to try to keep in
good condition thu roads near their
Estray from the Woods ranch, one
red short-homed heifer, marked with
champion hog ring in top of one ear
when last seen, probably branded "if,"
witli Clirvn Im.iii.hIIi. ,n lc.fl Mr. ,1..-
horned and ear marked (hole in ear)
torn, uoitver at Mr. Caso's (11. It. Prlc
farm) and I will pay reward.
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For several months our vonnirnr
brother had been troubled with indi
gestion. He tried several remedies but
got no benefit from them. We pur
chased some of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets and he commenced
taking them. Insldo of thirty days he1
had trained fortv oounda in flesh. 11m
is now fully recovered. We have a
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