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Aorgap County Dernocrat.
CENTKAL MISSOUIU FARMING, MINING, HEAL ESTATE, UAIUiOAD AND GENUUAL NKWS.
Versailles, Mo., Friday Morning, Nov. 13, 1903.
Now is the Time,
For two weeks only, beyinnine; Mon
day, November Kith, wo will offer
Pianos and Organs,
Direct from tlin factory lit almost factory prices. Hero
is an opportunity to buy a high grade reliable 1'iano,
from a home dealer who is interested in your behalf, at
prices you cannot meet anywhere, quality of goods con
sidered. Prices reduced to an extent that wo will save you from
$r0 to $100 on ii Piano. Terms to suit. A small pay
ment down and from $(5.00 up.
A Splendid Christmas Present, could you do
Uld instruments taken at their proper value. Come
in and see the Pianos. Sale will close Nov. L'Hth.
J. W. KIRK, FURS3fTND
0. F. STIAltWALT, Factory Representative.
LOCAL NEWS. j
Cull for Hardy's l'ri.o Raking Row
dor Men's Rubber Roota and Shoos lit the
Hardy's I'ri.is Raking Powder In tho
Uluil to use in .your linking.
A social hop was enjoyed at this
opera house, Tuesday night hy a u ub
of young fods.
It you want a good A. Tin. 1 Over
coat foe wini you cau find one to lit
you nt. the "J" a mows.?' -
Uncle .lurry SlioiPldliig near Kx
cclHior, Is i!uiiflnerta',j.talioinu witli a
fcufurts attack of rhoifxnatistn.
Come, look at out-' fine lino of
Fall mid Winter f'yods. Curl VV.
Komriubor, finmem, M.t. ii.u. t.
SfiO prize for tlio best corn exhibit at
(Ikj Vcisalllcs Corn Show on Decem
The ' I'amoiih" don't hell all the
elothinj,' mk ii in Voi halites, but does
Mill all of the good clothing and shoes
for men that aie old in Versailles.
(!v Rope was here over Humbly
last in the itileicst of the new mad
and staled that nothing short, of an
carthiuako would deter the linek Is
land people in pushing the worli of con
struction We are not Just beginning the free
delivery of meats lo our customers but
have been delivering free of charge
over since wo began business and will
continue to do so. heave your orders
or Meat, (Irocerles and Ice witli I). G.
Rev Siinins of Voisalllcs filled the
pulpit of the llapllst Church Sunday in
tilt) absence of Kev. White, who Is hold
ing a meeting at Versailles. lie ex
pects to commence a revival nicotine
here in two or three weeks Moniteau
Judge I.ukonbtll, well known to
tunny cf our readers, is reported (iilte
sick at his homo northeast df Kxcolsior,
having been coulliicd lo his b d with
stomach tiouhle. The .1 mice's frlendv
will be pleased to learn that Ills condi
tion Is Improving.
A ileal was consummated last week
by which Menry Jacobs secured the
cornur south of the Christian Church
on Monroe street from llaiitiay and
KHIh, containing two lots. The loca
tion is very desirable and .Mr. Jacobs
is lucky iu securing it.
Mr. and Mth. K. A. Crew'on, and
their daii,'hler, Mrs. .1. A. Petty, re
turned homo last Sutunlay from a
week's visit In Kansas. Mr. Crewson
made the. trip purposely to visit hit
parents who resldo at Wichita, whom
ho had not r u for sumo time, and the
reunion wuh Indeed enjoyable to all,
M. .'oaclilml, wlio edited tile front
pago of the Dr.MbcitAT taut week with
n page of lllustratetl clothing talk to
his Morgan county customers, baa been
In the city markets this week securing
Christmas novelties and general sup
plies, and ban a surprise In store for
our people iu tho Way of unprecedenU-d
bargains. Look 6ut for Joachiuil.
(Jo to Hardy's grocery ami ask for bis
Prl.o Halting Potwlor.
Kor n good lit and proper style iu
clothing, hats, shoes, pants, '-v., for
men, go to the "K. muuh."
Leave your orders for Meat and lee
with ns. All ordeis executed promptly
and i;oods delivered free as usual.
I). 0. HaiiiiV.
.1. II. Iluclc was here last .Sunday
from the east end, having been to Moti
lity where his teams are engaged in
excavating at a teseivolr.
They seem to bo getting uncommonly
virtuous iu Vernon county. Charles
llrtibaker, a hanker, of llrouuugh, was
arrested last week and lined 800 for
cutting hay on Sunday.
While in tills city last Saturday (i
K. Thomas of Florence, stated that the
new school building at that place wiri
about completed, and that school was
already In session iu the building.
'.l'V-?,D'"1,HhU' l aiTiib, Irom Mil
acres up. 1 am nici lvlng plenty of in
'Itiirics f i inn Iowa, Illinois and Ohio
people, about Morgan County. They
will begin coming in soon. II.' A.
YOUNli, in ollleo of I'lobate .Inline.
At.loliu Tiowci'h place near Middle
town leceiily, a rat. killing was held at,
which thiee dogs disposed of ll)(l rats
in leu minutes. Middletown ' 'liips says
I'Vank Wagner iieted an "helper," and
assisted by catching the animals iu his
.lainet, Thomas, who has resided upon
a farm near lrlotoneo, was in Versailles
Inst Saturday and made the Di;mo;isat
a pleasant call. Mr. Thomas, with his
family, moved to near .Scdalla Monday,
and will bu a resident of J'ottbi county
In tiie fiitine.
According to tests at the Missouri
station as to the lelatlve value of dif
ferent kinds of food for hogs, the eost
of piodiiclng 1"" pounds of pork was
as follows: Corn and skim milk, SIJ.Hl;
corn and .alfalfa, f'-i.'Jl); corn and clover
8.'). 20; corn and rape, SJ.'l.-1'i; corn and
blue grass, 83 .UB.
Suits, Untlerwear, Overcoats,
I'.oots and Shoes, Skirts, Dress
(Joods, Ulankets, (Jomforters,
Trunks, Valises, Groceries fco.
Most Values for the least money
at "The Ked Flu-." Carl W.
County Treasurer 11. M. Hargett ban
his new house on MeNalr Heights en
closed arid Contractor Mulett in push
in); it to coinpetion witli a good crew
of workmen. Tlio now ctructuro looms
up to advantage In its elevated posi
tion, It will bo a handsome homo
when completed and Mr. Harnett Is to
be. congratulated upon good judgment
In sethlrlng the desirablo design.
I. W. I.etehwortb lust Monday pur
cliav;l the piece of corner lesldeiico
propjrly owned by Mrs. O, A. Williams
on the west side of North Campbell
street, containing two full lots with a
tlueo-room bouse. Consideration 31 "00
It Is the intention of Mr. Ioteh worth
to erect n flue residence on this prop
erty at au uarly date, and wd are ((lad
to sec such men us him talcing hold of
our property Interests. The corncti is
one of the bent In tbat Mtatlotl 'd tie
Itcv. H. T. Hunter of Marshall, ire-
sldltiff elder, will preach at the Meth
odist Church Sunday, morning and
livening. All urn Invited.
Kldcr 12. II. Woods departed Wednes
day evening for Kansas City, whore he
Is having bis eyes treated by a special
ist. We hope to see him return much
1-2. A. Crowson anj I' I). Harrison
drove nut on the gri.de where the track
layers went at wirk east of town and
rode to Klilou ot the construction
J. H, Stokes, eilWir of the Kansas
City Loader, wll lecture Saturday
evening at the Itaplst Church at 7:.'to,
and at the MothoiUt Church at 'J:.K p.
in. Sunday, under tie auspices of the
W. 0. T. U. of this ilty.
Messrs. Stnbbs, Kick, Townscnd and
others Interested Ii' the construction
work on the new road ate here this
week and personallj looking after mat
tors and guatdiug n'ahisl any and all
obstacles likely to dilay their part of
Hit! work, .
Klilur Joseph tiaypr of Springfield,
Missouri, will prenlh at the Christian
Church Sunday tunning, and owning.
He hi an evangelist l that, church and
will begin a protraclll effort, in Ver
sailles, assisting llro. Woods in a meet
ing which will contii in from Sunday.
All aie invited to alt id.
The Klttio llogist tells of a Mis
soiii I country editor who lefused to
publish, free of churgi ohllnary noticeii
of people who, whll living, woru not
subscribers to his juior, giving this
reason: "I'coplo tvl lo not take their
homu paper are deiiil i tyway, iiud Ihelr
mere passing away lH if no value as
A (Irundy county ed or got his foot
in it badly, and hut! t do a neat piece
of explaining In -lis hist issue. In
speaking recently ol incoming meeting
ho suggested that iticnaln well-known
man be made chairm.-ii on account of
his familiarity witli "pu imentary
methods," uiul the printer inmlo it "lieu-lU-ntlury
Kev. U. J. Il.'iughiiiii'j returned Tues
tlay from Ml.. I'lcas.uit, llfiitou county,
where he had been linking a pro
tinoled meeting for the Ifleen days
previoitH. Mo teports fair Hiccoss. Mo
united iu marriage, Wodtusday even
iut; of last weelt, JauiesJ. Adkissou
and Saiah K. Winegarilr.er, at the
church, iu tin- presence ofn hirgo con-
gregnliou, the chiiieh boin profusely
dccoiated with natural lli '-i.
Ilev. t. IN. Ulilto, who contlucled
the protracted meeting , -it the Itaptlst
('liurch in tills city, with very fair suc
cess, last Sunday afternoon administ
ered the rites of baptism upon nine
converts. The baptising took place at.
Meliiemau'H pond uortliwcr.t of town,
and fjtiite a largo crowd of people wit
nessed tile ceremonies. Kev. White
closed the meeting Sunday night and
Monday morning departed for Smith
ton, The l.tithciaii ladles of this city met
yesterday at the hoitio of MrB. John
Wassung on North Klsher street ami
organized an aid society, (.'tor which
lliey were treated to a .i;cinlhl lunch
at the hands of Mrs. Wassung. Thia
congregation have iuadntrraiigetnenlH
to hold regu'ar preaching In this city
and have lixed the date on the fli st
Sunday of each month. The services
will be held ill the 1'iesbyterljiii chitieli,
beginning with the lltst liumlay in I)(j.
cf.mhcr, at '! p. m , iu (lertriau. (
Tin: interest being taken in the Mott-
II AN COUNI'V MA0A7.INK. bo-.'flmi H uioro
notlecablo daily. Sitht.crl,.i.loMs nro
rolling in. The Initial number, De
cember, will contain half-tones of two
of the most prominent men in .Morgan
county two of the beat friends the
people tit Morgan county have or Bver
had. Also a plate of u ser.no In which
not only every citizen of this county h
Interested but which b. of Inteiect to
the world, (let in lino and bring in
Polk at Sedalia Saturday.'
Joseph W. Folk, caiidluitU' for OoV
erlior, will speak in Sedalia to inurrow
(Satuiday) at 'i o'clock in the afternoon
nlid 7:110 at night, under the iuiHiicitt if
tlio I'cttls County Folk Club. 1 ;
l-'Ult HAliK Two good retiiietiifS
properties, otieup. llA. YUUNO;
MIW AtriOMATIO lll.,NTAI. 1,'IIAIU .IIJHT AIIDIll).
E. P. YARNELL, DENTIST,
Second Kloor, in Woods I Hock, Versailles, Alo.
VorsalMes 'ltl.ciis Knvtir Munic
ipal Ownership by u vtito
or to ii.
The special election held Tuesday to
dctctmlfic whether or not the people of
Versailles were III favor of Issuing
bonds for the purpose of establishing
an eleclrie light plant to he maintained
on tho plan of municipal oncrshlp,
showed conclusively that, the proposi
tion Is favored by a large majority, the
result of the vote is as follows:
KiM, Ward cast ITJ wiles, I 'J a for and
II) against I lie. pioposlllou. West Waul
cast 1 1, 'I votes, 1 1: for and I against.
This total vote east was li.'ll, with only
II votes against the pi opositlon In the
The result of the vote leaves no
doubt In tho mind of any reasonable
person that tlio people of tills elty
want IV syiiUiiit--of lli.V-dntr" 6':otie
light iml are almost unanimously In
favor of tiie city's owning tho plant.
Mow the. elty council have thu matter
In their hands to go ahead without
any obstacle In their way, and Vor
saillcs will be lighted by electricity.
I'lrst-i'luss I'n in I til re House.
Wo wish to call the attention of our
readers lo tilts fact that Versailles has
a lirst-class fiiriiltuio house, whcie
anything iu the liou .e furnishing line
can be pui chased at. moderate prices,
and fair tieatment will he ,'iceoided to
customeis, no dlll'crence from what
section of the county such patrons may
J.' V. Kirk is proprietor of this I'ur
t it t nit) House, and he carries a stock
siilllciently heavy to Justify the de
mands of Morgan county. Should moio
expetisivo goods lie wanted than he
curries in stock, Mr. Kirk's facilities
ait: such tiiat he can piomptly oider
whatever the customer may desire in
the furniture or carpet lino.
As the holiday season is approaching
lie expects to have on display and for
sale a full line of Christmas presents,
Mich as rockers, pictures, unique nigs,
and In fact an immense slock from
which to select some ineful pteseiit to
decorate tho home. Mr, h'iik Is one
of our most leliahht iiieichants, and
worthy of your patronage and by deal
ing with lllm the people not only pat
ronize a home establishment, in.t they
will get value received for every dollar
they spend In his fiiriiitmu house,
The Delit I.Mteil.
A novel plan of raising a church
debt was employed on Sunday morn
ing at the M. K. Church, says tint Clin
ton Democrat. A largo thermometer
was painted on oil cloth, and mounted
on u frame, which stood about ten feet
high, with largo figures on one sldo be
ginning with 100 and running to I.MiO,
tht! amount to be raised. When subvcrii
tiotiM weiu raised the mercury In thu
thermometer was raised witli brush and
paint as the subscriptions reached the
hundred marks, until at the end of llf
t en minutes he had tint mercury up to
thu 1,500 mark, At thu end of twenty
minutes thu subscriptions closed witli
81, 7H0 pledged, or K'O iiioro than was
asked for. This will free tho church
debt mill leave a fund to finish thu In-
' tcrlor In ficsccor some other llultdi.
r:piosioii ut, ;unii n. 7.
About 10 o'clock last Sunday morn
ing a terrible explosion occurred at
lohn Troy's Camp No. 7 near Maw
Creek, twelve miles! west of Versailles,
the details of which cause tho average
citizen lo wonder t lint no direct fatali
lieorgo Troy, a brother of Contractor
Ttoy, aoeonipnnicd by Kdward Robin
son and l.ee Kulow, had just put in a
shot and returned to tlio ( amp with a
box of powder and dynamite. While
they weto conversing within a few
yards of tho box a torrillc explosion
toolc place which tore, up things gener
orally about tho camp, and all three of
the. men recelyed Injiiilc., that of Kd
ward Itohliison being thu most surl-
It Is supposed by tho workmen that
a live slow fuse eamo iu contact with
the powder and dynamite, causing thu
explosion. A pleco ot the iur"'
a dynamite, rap struck Kdward Robin
sou iu the left breast and the force
drove the missile Into the. lung, ruptur
ing a. blood-vessel, (In: Injury haying
the appearance of a gunshot wound,
the blond Mowing freely.
tleorge Tiny and l.eo Kulow wen)
both bruised and mangled about thu
face ami head, but nol ihcr sustained
serious injmits. Mrs. Williams and
Kelly weto at once tuiminoned from
this city and hurried to the scene to
1 1 1 1 1 1 everything iu confusion. The vic
tims wens all given attention, and Mon
day morning I'M. Robinson was brought '
to town and scut to t ho Wyandotte hos
pital In Kansas City for treatment,.
It is miriii'tihiiis that any of the vie
thus escaped with their lives, A house
standing Mid yaids fiom whore, the ex
plosion took place had every window
light iu the building demolished, whilu
the shook was felt a mile away.
The (;irn Show.
(juite an iulciest is being manifested
by our f.irmois in the Corn Show which
Is lo lake place In Versailles on Decem
ber 1st, and preparations are being
made to have tho display complete in
The World's I'alr Commission ha.n
o go red gooil prizes so that our fanners
will havo otusl chances In scouring
pay iu prizes for their trouble In mak
ing the Corn Show a success, and they
cannot ail'ord to neglect this matter.
It Is of far more Importance than
some ncem to icallze , Other counties
in tlio state are making a great olfort
to make a creditable showing at tho
World's I'alr. In order lo Insure that
Missouri will again be awarded the
piiu as tho greatest corn producing
statu of tlio union It la thu duty of
every county to do Its part, Tlio insti
tute will be of Interest as tho best
method of breeding seed corn will bu
discussed by exports.
The ladlcaof tho M. K. Church, South,
will hold their annual Chrysanthemum
show at Kraiiss' opera house on Thurs
day, November tlio UHli; doors will bu
opened at three o'clock p. m., refresh
ments will bo served at any time tiflnr
said hour, a lino Hoi ill display prom
ised. Allure cordially Invited, 11
order of Iho ladles.