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Missouri as second class mail mutter
For Governor, 1L0 1,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
Foot bull casualties are loom
ing up in the dim distance. They
Avill be ripe shortly.
Mark IJanna wants to bring
capital and labor together. Prob
ably he can, if he'll divide.
channels, while the business peo
ple, workmen and consumers
generally are at the mercy of
these soulless, trust-breeding
fiends, who not only dictate their
own prices to the consumer, but
proceed to trample the life out
of humanity by closing down
their institutions and rest on
their dignity because union labor
demands fair compensation at
their hands. There will be a
reckoning, wo predict, before an
other decade passes which will
bring these matters to a focus.
A Ilurnliijr Issue.
The boodle issue will be one
of the foremost in the state cam
paign next year, and while it is
necessary for a reform move
ment on these lines, the reform
will not be restricted to the Dem
ocratic party, by any means.
That both politic". parties in
Missouri need purging from the
irrnni. Kir fl'iiltfllt MMllvi IM'ltt.
Utllf, IJ 4. j ........ j.. v-.i
porily, with a big I
Kinix, theboodlcrnow in Mex
ico, thinks there is much "hot
air" now circulating in St. Louis.
Perhaps Kr.iV. may think there
is considerable "hot stuff" in the
same city, if Circuit Attorney
Folk's retroactive extradition
The Republican campaign open
ed in Kansas City a few days
ago, but there was no pop or fiz
to the opening, and we fear it
lias been sidetracked somewhere
in the suburbs of that city, as
we've heard nothing of it since.
Mrs. Aloxander Dowic hud her
$!,fiO!J diamond stolen by thieves
in New York last weelc. The
question arises, why was the
saintess wearing such costly
jewels, especially in the rabble
f the first city of the land?
Howie's system of healing must
pay good dividends.
The employes of the Pacific
FiXpress Company are on a strike,
and now all traffic is coining and grasp of the boodle elements,
who have preyed upon an honest
constituency, is evidenced by
the indictments which have been
published broadcast, and at this
stage of the proceedings all prej
udice should bo laid aside and
the masses come together in one
vast phalanx and demand u right
eous reward for the man who has
been for the most part responsi
ble in routing the boodleistic
gang who have dishonestly prof
ited at the expense of both the
Democratic and Republican par
ties of the state. This man is
.Joseph AV. Folk, who opens his
campaign at St. Joseph to-morrow
as a candidate for (Jovcr
nor. Ho is doing this because
his friends throughout the state
have insisted upon it.
Mr. Polk has claimed no spe
cial honor for doing his duty as
an official, and has refused any
and all gifts or rewards offered
as a recompense for his good
work. Rut now the chance to
reward him presents itself to
advance him to a position whore
he can run the boodlers to cover
through the agency of good offi
cials under his guidance. Every
Democrat, every Republican,
every good citizen, who fools
that this grand old common
wealth should be wrested from
the scourge of this disgraceful,
dishonorable boodle gang, should
rally to his support and present
Mi. Folk with the reward he so
justly deserves, and at the same
time inauguratca house-cleaning
which, let us hope, will not cense
until our Slate's honor is fully
restored. No good Democrat or
Republican, either, can make a
plausahle argument against this
plan of reform.
prosperity howler is be
more of a "chestnut"
nowadays than tin; calamity how
ler. The closing down of a num
ber of big corporations and a
dozen strikes now 011 tap with
chances of more in sight, don't
look very prosperous for the
workmen. It may be capital
Combination to Hoot Folk.
A correspondent ut Washing
ton, in a telegram to tlio Kansas
City Star Sunday, reveals a com
bination existing between Hawcs,
Keed and Gantt boomers to give
Joseph W. Folk a knock-out blow
in the most daring, unprincipled
style, nt the proper time. The
members of the official board to
investigate the garbage question
for St. Louis were in Washington
last week, and thinking they
were far enough away from homo
to "speak out in meetin'," they
gave the trick away in regular
"ward heeler" slang, and with
no restriction as to their many
auditors. It serves as a warning
to country Democrats, who they
look upon as "yaps and reubs"
in Missouri politics. Head it:
"The wise ones," "tins blokes," "Ue
guys," and "the Indians" have sized up
Hie situation to their satisfaction, and
here it 1h, 11 composite ottering, related
to auditors in restaurant, saloon and
hotel lobbies in Washington:
"Hairy Hawcs will get everything
loie-e in Kt. Louis. Tliut guv won't
leave a smell for Kollf. The re '.1 noth
ing doin' for nobody else in the prima
ries when that iruv ircts in the game.
ill 111 Heed will turn the trick in Kansas
litv. Saw that bloke has got 'em all
skinned when lleomesto Hpellhindiug,
and he's a wise one, too.
"lie's piekin' 'em up all over I1.1
state. Then there's (ivntt. a .tohnii.y
Hub, that's in the running. You must
not forget that cherub. He's gol 'em
all tied to him out in the state. Where
is Folk cotnin' in'.' He won't he in the
running in his own town and he' e ear
out of it in Kansas City. You don't
think we've a lot of Keubs down in
Missouri to let that young guy get
awiiy witii tin- goods, do you'.' Not on
your life. Harry Hawcs will stop his
clock all right, a 1 right. Hawcs, and
Keed understand one another. Harry
is in the game to skin Folic and lie'il
d 1 it. Whicii ever of them two ga.a
boos liiiH the best chance to win will
get Hie votes of both. Folk's clear
outplayed his hand, lle'n been run
ning wild for tlnee months and ain't
getting anywhere. All the fellows all
over tins stati! is afeerd of 'im, and the
things they'll do to that fellow when
the convention meets is a plenty."
And right hero in this connec
tion we wish to warn our fellow
Democrats, who are in favor of
Joseph W. Folk and good govern
ment, against the hirelings of
the boodlers who are running
around, purely for "pay" and not
from principle, doing all in their
power against Folk and who are
not losing a chance to discredit
him in the eyes of the people, no
matter how sneaking or under
handed the way in which they
have to go about it.
To-morrow .IommiIi Folk
opens his campaign as a candi
date for Governor, at St. Joseph,
and the committee having the
meeting in charge have already
been taxed to their utmost to
find accommodations for the
crowd. Telegrams by the score
have been sent ahead for hotel
V. A. Morrow. Gov. Dock-
cry's private secretary, has been
indicted by the Federal grand
jury in connection with the nat
uralization frauds in St. Louis.
This is a case which Circuit
Attorney Folk will not have to
shoulder, as the government will
take due care of it. and it will
lake some twisting for Secretary
Morrow to prove himself innocent.
The fellows who are ariruing
that union labor is destroying
"the hen that lays the golden
egg" when it demands a good
wage scale, only look at one side
of the question. Arbitrary cap
ital demand all the golden eggs
and want to feed the workmen
on the shells. Corpurat'tons are
not willing to devote a small per
cent of their dividends to the
workmen, who circulate their
hliuro in the general bus-incus
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St. houis, Mo.
While mi many of our leading poli
ticians ate Miyiug mi much about who
shall be our next governor, it seems as
though all classes of voters should seri
ously cons der the Importance of hav
ing a good m, m nominated, and to this
end we slioukl strive. Anil to oppose
the noii'iua'ion of ,lowph W. Folk,
"viewing the matter fiom my stand
point," would be upholding boodlers.
There is no doubt, but we have many
Democrats that would make good gov
crnois, but we want the man tint has
been tried and not found wanting; and
let us have a primary election. We
want no county conventions.
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Woods' Block, Phono 70, Versailles, Missouri.
Klder Thos. 11. naue.iuuau on last
Thursday brought to a close a very
successful meeting which was held in
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from the Saturday before the fourth
Sunday In September till last Thurs
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little exception good order was main
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great interest was manifested by
majority of the citizens of (Hailstone
and vicinity, and the young people toolc
especiul Interest in the meetings, and
it is to bo hoped that those who are
morally and ruligiously inclined, will
put forth their busteirorts to have more
preaching in thu future than they have
had in the past.
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close of business, April "7. l'JO.'l:
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Loans and Discounts lbl.bIT ill)
Heal Instate, Furniture and Fixtures I.V.i.'i 14
Capital Stock paid in S liu.imo (K)
.Surplus and Undivided 1'rollts I I . s 1 3 ti.'i
Hills payable and re-discounts ((!
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