Aorgap County Denrjocrat.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles, Mo., Friday Morning, Oct. 23. 1903.
Call for Hardy's Prize linking Pow
tbir. Stnlthtou Is having a tilt with ti
Wood In quoted nt $2.2T per cord In
the Versailles market at present.
Hardy's Pri.o linking Powder Is
going like hot cakes. Ask for It.
KOIt SAIii; Two good residence
properties, cheap. II. A. You.no.
F. I). Ilurrison and wife lire In attend
nnee at the Kansas City llorhe Show.
.T O. Kiiys of Harnett In contemplat
ing going to Indian Territory to locate
in the near future.
If you want a pood A. No. I Over
coat for winter you ran Hud one to tit
you ut the "Famous."
Misses Delia and Delia MeNair de
parted Wednesday morning for Kansas
City for a brief pleasure trip,
Mrs. 10. If. Woods and two children
departed Tuesday morning for a visit
with relatives in Fayette, Howard
Landlord I). A. Wirley and wife de
parted Wednesday morning for Kansas
City and are taking in the sights at the
Hon. A i. lloss spent several days
in St. Louis tills weelc In attendance
on the Masonic Grand Lodge in session
in that elty.
Dr. K. 1" y.irncll and B. I'. Cook
drove to Kldon last Sunday and met
the new railroad. That is, they were
in sight of U.
If you want to buy the latest thing
out in millinery and at prices which
are so low as to make you open your
eyes call at tin: Millinery llaxaar.
J. W. liel laiuy, one of the substan
tial farmers of I'roetor ncighbothood,
in ide the Democrat a pleasant cidl
while in town last Saturday.
I roonicorn is one of the best paying
props in Illinois. Why ihould not the
farmer-, of .Missouri go into this class
of crop raisin,,'.' It is a payer.
The Host line, of Indies' and
Children'.1; .(tickets und Wraps
iiud Skirls, Underwear und IJo
siory til Curl AW IJiorHtioh's.
Mrs Kennel Ivy, who has lived near
Crittenden south went of Versailles, loft
this week for hedalia, win-re she will
reside in the futuie. She Is the widow
of tiie late Itennet Ivy.
The elocutionary entertainment, giv
en at Hie opeiH, home last Filday even
ing, ''' Miss Anna Lewis Sims and her
class, was jieeted by a large audience
all of whom were well pleased with
the program lendcied.
If Mime one who has the teams will
establish a wagon train to supply coal
to the Versailles market, they could
make it a paying business. We have
heard a number of inquiries made for
coal during the last week.
Another consignment of vitrllled
brick arrived here last week, and more
brick winks will be constructed at
once. .1. II. Morris and Mrs. Hunter
will put down walks in front of their
residences on Williamson avenue.
Two swarms of bees took possession
of a cavity in tho dwelling of Dudley
Divings southeast of Oak Drove. Ow
itigs invaded the storehouse recently
and seemed '-'DO pounds of honey which
will net him S.'Kl at the market price.
We are not just beginning the free
delivery of meats to our customers but
have been delivering free of charge
ever since we begun busiiiCM and will
continue to do so. heave yuUr orders
for Meat, Groceries and Ice with 1). ft
Tho Progress Club held their meet
ing labt Friday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. U. (J. Kelly on Camplicll street.
The meeting was full of intoicst and
after the set piogram was carried out
Mrs. Kelly Heated the members to a
The Millinery Ilazaar In dally receiv
ing new goods, and although the heavy
tlruin on their stock moves them out,
the strike of express employees docs
not effect their supply an the houses
they buy from handle their own ex
press. They always keep their stock
frh and up-to date,
do to Hardy's grocery and ask for bis
Prize Halting Powder.
For a good tit and proper style In
clothing, hats, shoes, pants, &c, tor
men, go to the "Famous."
A crowd of young folks held a pleas
ant social at the home of Mrs. James
II. Spurlock last Saturday evening.
It Is reported here that tho new rail
road Is tit Kldon ami they are prepar
ing to eclebratu. Now for Versailles.
Come, look tit our lino lino of
Full and Winter Goods. Curl W.
heave your orders for Meat and Ice
with us. All orders executed promptly
and goods delivered free as usual.
I). C. Haiiiiy.
Harry Clark and J. N. CofTtnau were
In Kldon several days last week ar
ranging for a room to open a bowling
alley at that place.
F. D. Harrison, while in Kldon this
week, bought a Miller county farm
and sold It before leaving the burg. As
a hustler, Flem Is a lulu.
The M. K. parsonage has been reju
venated by a now coat of paint, which
adds much to its beauty. K. M. Dull,
the artist, applied the brush.
The "Famous" don't sell all the
clothing sold in Versailles, but does
sell all of the, good clothing and shoes
for men that are sold in Versailles.
Mrs. Adolph Popper Is at present so
journing at Hot Springs, Ark., where
She will remain for several weeks. Mr.
Popper accompanied her, but returned
0. M. Ilargett, book-keeper for Con
tractor .1 i in Ituek, and treasurer of
Morgan county, visited with his wife
and children in Versailles from Friday
to Monday. Windsor Review.
Aimer Sltaw of l.amonte, In Pettis
county, has donated a sweet potato to
tho World's Fair Horticultural com
mittee which measures 3'J Inches long
and four inches In circumference.
Hcv. Clias. C. Mctiiuley of Independ
ence, Mo., will preach at. the Presby
terian Church to-night (Friday). Ho
is said to be one of the best preachers
in the country and should have a large
1. ecton proposes to cut a pumpkin
and open a few kegs of cigars when
the Itoek Island is finished through
her domains. Versailles will open a
keg of nails, at least, when the exten
sion reaches us.
The steel-laying crew on tho Itoek
Island reached Kldon yesterday, and
will now proceed rapidly toward Ver
sailles. The only obstacle to impede
their progress to this elty is the bridge
oyer the Moreau.
A curious (ind was made near Miami
one day last week by Thos. Ladd. lie
discovered a r,0-barrel tank on a sand
bar above the dike in the river bottom
which was found to be full of refined
coal oil. It is thought that the tank
left Kansas City during the flood and
bumped along the. bottom of the river
until finally settled in a bole on the
bar when the water receded.
All our Ladies' Muslin Underwear will be closed out at
One-fourth the Price.
READY HADE SKIRTS.
00 0 C kuy you one of our $4.00 Skirts. We have
Jj them in Black, Dark Grey and Navy Blue.
Don't miss this chance, but come and get one.
All of our new Fall Dress Goods are ready for inspection.
The Leader of Low Prioes and First-Olass
Four yours ut Kansas Stnte Uni
versity, School of Music, desires
Special attention to Eur Drill.
Highest approved methods.
'Phono 117. P. O. Pox 1(57.
Hardy's Prize ltaklng Powder Is the
kind to use in your baking.
W. P. Dunston of Kldon was trans
acting business in Versailles Monday.
For tin roofing, spouting and repair
ing call on .loe Zimmerman, at K M.
Duff's hardware store on North Monroe
Joseph Stilller, formerly of this elty
but now In business at Kldon, was
shaking hands with old friends here
.1. L. Warren of Higgltisvllle was
here Wednesday. He came down to
look after his milling properties in
Morgan and Ileutoii counties.
Miller county is to vote on the prop
osition of a new court house, on Octo
ber t!7. Miller county is entitled to a
belter court bonne than they possess
and the people should vote to have It.
Joe Zimmerman, the tinner, who has
opened a shop at K. M. DuiT's haul
ware stoic on North Monroe street, is
prepared to do all kinds of tin tooling,
spouting and general repairing. He
makes roofing and guttering a specially
and his prices will be made reasonable
at all times. Dive him a call when In
need of work In his line. lie will treat
C. C. Merriott, formerly superintend
ent of our county farm, accompanied
by his son, James, went to Kldon last
Wednesday to make arrangements for
the opening of a wagon yard, feed and
flour store. Mr. Merriott has bought
lots there ami will move his family a
soon as a house can be built thereon.
Mr. Merriott is an old Morgan county
citizen and we wish him well,
Despite the boodlers Missouri Is de
termined to come to the front. She Is
preparing to furnish a second crop of
fruit this fall. S. W. Carpenter was In
the News ollico .Saturday and said Jim
Carpenter had strawberries as large as
quail eggs and the whole patch was In
bloom. Here in hllhowee the cherry
trees are In bloom and other trees aie
filled with dwelling buds. Chllliowee
Tho horn Show and Farmers' Insti
tute which Is to be held in Versailles
on December 1st, open to the fariueis
of Morgan county, under the direction
of the World's Fair Commission, should
enlist the Interest of all our farmers,
as good pieiuiuiiis will be offered. The
local committee is County Cleric J. T.
lieale, James K. Clark and Samuel Dan
iels, ami farmers aie requested to leave
their corn with Dr. Healo at the Coun
ty Clerk's ollico. The show will be
held in the circuit court room at the
court house. Wo will give tho list of
prizes next week.
A girl baby was born to Mr. and
Mr. Win. doruin last Saturday morn
ing. II. A. Young sold the Peter Taylor
homestead southwest of this city dur
ing tho past week. Parties from Iowa
were the purchasers.
Do not forget to visit tho Millinery
llar.aar when in Versailles. There you
will Und the latest styles and whether
you desire to buy or not you will re
ceive the most courteous treatment.
Fashions guaranteed. Prices lowest
for first-class goods.
Tho preliminary hearing of James
Meyers, who shot Mrs, KUen llraden
near Gladstone last Saturday week, was
held before Squire Clifton in the circuit
court room Wednesday, and resulted
in Meyers being bound over to the next
term of circuit court, In the sum of
S-,000, bond being given for his ap
pearance. Suits, Underwear, Overcoats,
Moots and Shoes, Skirts, Dross
Goods, P.lankets, Comforters,
Trunks, Valises, Groceries itc.
Host Values for tho least money
at "Tho lied Flay." Carl W.
Olllcials connected with the Illicit Is
land Hallway system, interested In the
new extension, were in this city Moll
day and Tuesday having a consultation
relative to the trackage In Versailles
and the construction work generally.
Among them weie Chief F.ngiuccr W.
I.. Darling, J. Ii. Cumplxjll. F. A.
Stubbs, It. F. Williams, J II. Flick, It.
K. Moody and W. U. Stubbs. .1.11.
lluck the contractor at Windsor was
also with tlie party and Tuesday they
all drove to Kldon to look over the
work of track-laying tlieie.
Mrs. Kssle llayden, assistant princi
pal of tlie Ituiicetou public schools, was
badly injured last Friday afternoon,
says the Tiibuno. She was dismissing
her pupils from her room at the opera
house, when she caught her foot near
the top step and fell bead-long to the
bottom of tin; flight of stairs, striking
heavily on her head and shoulders.
While no bones were broken she was
much stunned and bruised, and had to
be assisted to her home and is not yet
able to attend to her school duties,
Mrs. llayden has many friends In Ver
sailles who will be sorry to learn of
A fatal accident occurred at Stover
Camp on the new railroad west of this
city Sunday. An Austrian, who was
blasting on the work, put In a shot
which made quite an explosion, throw-
lug rocks promheiiously. It seems lie
had not gone far enough away for
safely, and in looking up a rock struck
him on the right side of the nose with
such force as to throw hlin against
some lumber. In the fall he struck
his face directly on the opposite side
of the nose, crushing his face. The ac
cident happened al 0 o'clock in the
morning and the victim died al '.) o'clock
that night. He leaves a wife and four
Men's Rubber Hoots and Slices at tho
The ladles of the Aid Society of tho
Presbyterian Church held a quilting
bee at their church Tuesday after
noon. It, 8. Sharpless, onu of Harriett'
well-to-do citizens was in Versailles on
business last Saturday and made us un
A girl baby is reported at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Stone of near
OlrnMcd. The newcomer arrived last
W. P. Moore returned Thursday
morning from Kdmonil, Oklahoma,
where he has spent the past six weeks
with his family who will remain In
the Territory this winter.
Mrs. Charles II. Howard returned
home Tuesday after a visit of a week
with her parents al Jefferson City. Sho
was accompanied by her mother who
will be her guest for several days.
In order to keep our slock fresh and
up to date we are constantly ordering
new goods which we are receiving
dally and placing on our counters for
tlie benefit of our customers. Call and
see our elegant line of ready-to-wear
hats. Hack numbers don't go, at the
South Side Millinery ltazaar.
Complaints are being made thai some
of the youngsters who attend church
on Sunday evenings annoy liolh the
minister and the eoiigiegallou by un
becoming conduct. Parents should look
into this mailer, and if any of their
sons and daughters are guilty of "cut
ting up" during church services, give
them a sharp talking to. This Is only
thoughtlessness on the part of the
youngsters, yet It should be slopped.
A number of the young friends of
Miss Walt (iuiiii, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. (1. M. (Iuiiii, gave her a surprNu
at her home Tuesday evening by drop
plug In just when least expected. The
parly had been arranged for the pur
pose of suitably celebrating her Pith
birthday. After the crowd had assem
bled Miss Wall was presented with a
lino gold ring set with topuz, a gift
from her schoolmates, wt.iiVtti number
of other nice glfls were tendered her.
liefreshmeuts in the shape of ice cream
and caku were served and the evening
was spent in a most enjoyable manner
by all present, even to the young hos
tess, who wan not at all "llxed" for this
surprise at the time her friends ar
rived. ICxcIiuiiko Smiles'.
There Is a foot ball team in St, Louis
calling themselves "liladiler Kickers,''
while another team In Chltllcnlhc an:
known as the "I'lg-Skln Chasers'."
"Men," says a north Missouri paper,
"before becoming boodlers, just think
of the awful penalties that nineteen
Missouri boodlers have not sull'orcd."
The editor of the Klrksville Demo
era', says spots on tho sun don't worry
him half so much as his coal bills, and
he. might have added, his wooil on sub
scription. The Atchison Champion says whis
key may shorten u man's life, but it
enables him to see twice as much in
the same length of time and makes
111 in feet wealthy at intervals,
A St. Joseph woman was granted a
divorce and S10 a month alimony from
her husband recently, on the grounds
that he threw hot mince pie In her
laee, The distribution of "pie" In thl t
ease was not so pleahiiut as It some
The biggest man and the smallest
man of Missouii live side by side In St,
Francois county, ami they aie happy
a" larks. .1, I1'. Mastellar, weighing
Ml.' pounds, Is the larger one, and looks
over Into the yard of I, J, Shaniir, win)
weighs but i!i pounds.
The very best man In the world lives'
In Princeton. He Is Just married and
his wife has much to learn about cook
ing, but recently ho ate "noodle" soup
In which the young woman hud drop
ped half a pound of red pepper Instead
of half a "pod," and told her It was
the best ever,
A Carthago small boy, who accom
panied his father to churcli for tin)
first time recently, was much lntor
cstcd In whitlhoitaw. When thu cob
lection box went by ho noticed It ami
also that his father put nothing in It,
"Suy, pop," lie whispered, "you un1
over half of 'em got in fur nothiu'i
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