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Uiiilromt Matters Lively.
As tho new Uoclt Island llallroad Is
now within hunting distance of Ver
sailles, matters pertaining to that par
ticular line arc becoming cjn i ts lively
indeed. Monday night, four car loads
of camp equipment and a large con
signment of stock came In here over
the Missouri Pacific and was unloaded
Tuesday morning, and more teams and
equipment arrived later In the week to
be distributed at tho camps west of
Contractor A. C. Hchafer. who has
the fit st contract west of Versailles, is
quite side at his home on Campbell
street, but he has good bosses in charge
of his contract who are pushing the
work to the fullest extent, and this
contract will lie the iirstone finished.
Thirty teams have been placed at
the disposal of Harris Ilros. at their
camp, M) teams will assist the second
steam shovel, whilo 2.1 or 30 teams will
be added to the equipment of the big
steam shovel nt Salem to aid in linish-
Knglncer C. C. Crew is now looking
after the work of grading ami leveling
and will meet the tracklayers who
coming in from the east, and in all
probability the steel laying will rouni
tin in Versailles Sundav evening. This
is about the situation as it esists hen
and before another issue, we hope
give our readers a few toots from the
locomotives to Indicate that the new
Kock Island is here in reality.
Jopliu has a block heated by clee
tricity. Who says .loplln isn't fast?
Clinton is to have a corn show, and
among the products wilt undoubtedly
lie seen "the fluid extract."
'flic age of Mary and Ann Is creating
more insane allusions by the average
editor than did the crazy 13-11-15 puz
zle years ago.
A Mr. Squibb hail a fit at a church
fair in Nt. Charles, and every paper in
the county was filled with Kjuibbs be
cause of the event.
A citizen of Munich, Mo., lias a ree
mil of having consumed .VJ.s.lU quarts
of beer. To say ho Is a "UiiMty .'onl1'
would bo tautology.
As usual, some. Kansans don't know
a good thing when tliey have It, and J
are trying to annul the truancy law.
It Is to be hoped that they will receive
what is "coming to Ilium."
Football seems to be tnl.lng fiom
half a column to two pages of space in
the papers throughout the state. Kvery
frost-roads station ami watering tank
has a team.
A woman in Doylestown named
i'ips, secured a divorce on the gtoiiud
I hat I'ipp', didn't give her plu money,
l'eihaps ho thought her seven little
Fipps were enough.
Some gamblers wen; fined 310'J per
head in iloplin recently by Judge
Dahbs. If they receive a few more
"dabs" like that their "sinking fund''
will he eonsiiloiably diminished.
The Clinton Democrat lefer.s to the
Howie meetings in New York as smut
niiieiiiiies, ma vo me general reader
they are more of a reminder of asmolo
consumer that is badly out of repair.
Whatever he might have thought his
fate would be, it never declined to A
M. Itussell of Topcka he should he run
down by a beer wagon and seriously
Hurt. I!ut such is the versatility of
In speaking of an car of Indian corn
half ted and half white, Kditor (leorge
Davis of the Salina Citien suggests it
might have been raised by a Mjuaw
m in in Indian Territory. It must have
been that or something else.
The following arc conditions glwn
by a Missouri exchange ,y which farm
hands can be retained: "Wages will
lie SO a day. Jircakfast will be served
in bed. Working hours will he from
Kl a. m. to S p. in. All heavy work is
to be done byt lie boss. (Igais fur
nished free. Any hand working the
entire season can have the farm."
'I hi! Saline County Citlr.cn gives an
account of one Mr. ( harlie liueon, who
is deptlty sherin' of Saliii" eouiity. se
verely beal'.iig lAUher Ham, a negro,
with his lists while attempting to lake
the latter to jail. Contradictory to the
general belief, this only tends to piove
the superiority of ll.tcou over Hani.
Ham was badly bruised up and will no
dubt have to remain In the smoke
housu until cured.
On Wednesday evening at :30 o'clock
occurred the wedding of Amos A.
Knoop of Versailles and Miss Mary
t if (.-...li.1I The ceremony was
performed by Itev. J. J. l'rltchctt, pas
tor of the M. K. Church, .South, at the
home of Hie bride's mother, Mrs.
Frances I'oagc, 001 Webt .1th street,
Sedalia. In the presence of a few friends
of the contracting parlies.
The couplo departed at once for m.
Louis. They will return to Versailles
next Monday and will board at the City
Hotel until the completion of the
grooms line residence on .uii"
Heights, where they will be at home
to their friends about tlie llrsi oi me
The groom is otic of our best known
young men who is now serving his sec
ond term as Prosecuting Attorney of
Moigan county, ids prospects for the'
future being very Haltering.
The bride Is one of the society belles
of Sedalia, with all the accomplish
ments to make her an agiccahle com
panion. The Dkmouiiat joins with
their host of friends in wishing the
vouriL' counle blissful happiness and
full measure of prosperity to tho end
Mrs. I). A. Falrley and Mrs. F. (Iwynn
of tills cilv were in attendance at the
Another Coal Mine Ooitl.
Tho following from the Itussollville
Hustler, will be found interesting to
At the "Red Flag," Versailles, Mo.
Tho Largest and Best
Assorted Stock of
I.urjri! lOtitfllsli Ikerli.iliirrs.
1 have some tine male pigs of th,.
above breed forsale. No hotter bleed
ing In the country.
Wm. Foiiman, Vursaitles, Mo.
our readers, as it concerns one of our
prominent real estate dealets. The
Kx-CJov. John P. St. John of Kan
sas, accompanied oy II. h. I 'age. anu is.
10 McDonald of Ft. Scolt arrived here
Thursday morning from Hickory Hill
where they had been to examine the
Hastings Coal Mines which have lately
been opened on tho farm of Win. Hast
ings, one hall mile east ot Jlicitory
The vein of coal is 8(1 feet thick and
is found at a depth of feet from the
surface. The first laVer of .'0 feet is
eannel coal and beneath that a (i'J foot
layer of solid coal which is said to be
an excellent finality of bituminous.
Undoubtedly this is the richest cin of
eoal ever found in Central Missouri
mil it will be only a short time until
these mines will be supplying tin: mar
ket with thousands of tons of choice
"(Jov. St. John is at present located
it Versailles, Mo., and is ovtonsivoly
engaged in developing and opcrat'n"
load and coal mines throughout, the
state. 1 he Hastings mine has been
listed with him for sale. Messrs. Pair.-
and McDonald are capitalists and mine
operators ami their visit here was for
the purpose of examining the mines
and investing capital to have them ex
tensively and successfully worked."
JIr,s Porter Nelson Dead.
Mrs. Minnie Agnes Nelson, Wife or
Porter Nelson, and daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Milton MeDaniel of Akins
ville, died at her homo one mile north
of I'ortuua last Friday morning, aged
21 years, three ininiths and days.
This was a death in which every do
tail carries wit h it a tinge of sadness
which all friends of the Inn caved young
husband fully ieali.e. Only tluee
months ago they uoie married with
all tho surroundings favorable for a
long and piosperous wedded life, every
thing to that end had been provided,
but just" when their fondest hopes were
maturing, the death angel entered their
home and plucked the fair young flow
er and caused a cloud of sorrow to en
velope the young husband which is
Indeed hard to bear.
The funeral occurred Hatui.lay after
noon, the icmains having been con
veyed to the l'ortnna cemetery for in
terment, followed by a, large concourse
of sorrowing friends, who oiler a full
measure of condolence to the husband
and other lela'ivcs in this hour of their
Deceased was well and favorably
known In Versailles, being a nieco by
marriage of Dr. and Mrs. O. A. Wli
Hams of this city who were in attend
ance at the funeral Saturday.
Geese unci Dm-Us,
For which we will p:ly tlu fo1JW,
leese, full feather, ?t per dozgn. I
Ducks, seven cents per pound, by the !
New Yoik Poultry A F.gg Co. I
w; Niuioi.s, Manager. '
For sick headache try Chamberlain's
miiimicii ami i,ic,.r Tablets- thev tit
jvurrt off U,o ,, taken" tte .1
l or sale by WiUci. Unig Co.
and Winter Goods
Ever shown in Versailles.
COME AND INSPECT.
Yours for Business,
CARL W; BIERSACH,
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Tho Uesl lino of
and Skirls, Underwear and Ho
siery at Curl W. Biorsach's.
ICcsoltitlons of Ito.xpciit.
The death of Itev. W. It. Letsingcr,
Nov. and, P.io:i, deprived Versailles
Lodge No. 117, A. V. & A. M., of a
worthy, notable member. We shall
miss his venerable form, wholesome
counsel, and (lodly example.
Tliu will of the I. oid is supreme.
Hence we bow in quiet submission to
this dispensation of His Providence.
Tin; usual badge of mourning will re
call pleasant memories of association
with tiie departed; nnd also point us to
the better estate enjoyed by him.
ItKsoi.vi'.l), That we tender our heart
felt sympathy lo the bereaved family,
and cause a copy hereof to be spread
on our minutes, and furnished the local
papers for publication.
( M. Adkiwsox,
ComOlttee C. II. Mason,
( H PllKJE.
A child of Mrs. (leo. T. Hcnson, when
getting his usual Saturday night bath,
stepped back against a hot stove which
burned -him severely. Tho child was
in great agony and his mother could
do nothing to pacify him. Remember
ing that she bad a bottle of Chamber
lain's Pain Halm in the house, she
thought he would try it. In less than
half an hour after applying it tlie child
was quiet and asleep, and in less than
two weeks was well. Mrs. ltenson is a
well known resident of Kellar, Va.
Pain Halm is an antiseptic, liniment
and especially valuable! for burns, cuts,
bruises and sprains. 1'or sale by Wit-
ten Drug Co.
Trustworthy lady or gentleman to
manage business in this county and ad
joining territory for well and favor-
i'oly known House of solid financial
standing. 3 lit) straight cash salary and
expenses, paid eacli Monday by cheek
direct from headquarters. Kxpense
money advanced; position permanent.
Address Manager, (110 Moiiou Hldg.,
I Health Restorer I
Is good for Uad it
t Digestion not had
for a good Digestion.
If Hecause It is pre ared from na- is
t lire's own reined es, and there is'
J organs of digestion. Instead t is tf
j a direct tome, insures sound sleep, a
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healthy appetite and a lear brain.
I'Ulil'Alliai ONI.V Jl V Till'.
Eurcka Medicine Co.. Bunccton, Mo.
For sale In Vim sallies by
MUNTZKL 1)IUJ(.; CO..
VERSAILLES DRUC! CO.
For sabs in Ulcus' od by
"i prrirboP,r,"i.Ji n
wtiu for w,k ij irirsi Korcr
ftallBBtt MmI ! ro4 Cfc.irr In. II. At Tnur'Satfr't.&ot.
Bymtllor .i.r... Ila. Vour.VIVkt lilCK IfnoUallirvbirj,
ROUJUN HIU. CO., 110 Vimn ., flooat Jor. f.
THIS IS THE LAST CALL !
All our Ladies' Muslin Underwear will be closed out at
One-fourth the Price.
READY MADE SKIRTS.
lady's vr;m liMuff VnwC
going like, hot caUcB. Ask for it.
will buv vou one of our $4.00 Skirts. We have
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 Prices and First-Olass Merchandise.