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Aorgao County Democrat.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles, Mo., Friday Morning, Dec. 11, 1903.
A Joy the year round, if you buy your
From mo. Comfort and pleasure will follow the
purchases made, us in my lino you will lind just
those things that are
I liavo what you want.
J. W. KIRK,
S LOCAL NEWS. 3
' M. SPIDEL'S,
Headquarters for Oysters, Celery, Cran
Christmas, two week from today.
Cull for Hardy's Prizu Making Pow
dor Mcii'h Kubbcr Hoots and Shoes at the
"FA MO IS."
Hardy's Prize. Making Powder is the
kind to isu in your baking.
K. P Yarnell, tin; dentist, made a
liu-inois trip to Tipton Tuesday
Contractor Hen Inmtin of California
wis here on business Wednesday.
F. 1). Harrison was looking after
iisines matters in' Kldon Monday and
'I'ht Hock Islanil !s making prepara
tions lo put in a t-pitr to tin- .Stover
voul Mmj. ' '
Attorney II C Fuller, of Peoria, 111.,
lias bci ii lien- several days transacting
1 f ycni want a good A. N'o. 1 Over
eoijt for winter you ean find one to tit
yid at ilie "Famous."
j Come, look at our lino lino of
Fiill and Winter Goods. Carl W.
.Versailles eaiup j'o -ill. W. O. W.,
elr-cted new uflleers at their regular
luejuting last Monday night.
) Miss Htliel Mummi leturned Tuesday
to her home In tliis city, after a week's
visit witli friends in Lee's Summit.
John V. litter has purehased the V.
D. Cox residence property on North
FiHhor street, and moved in Monday.
Dr. William Well made a professional
trip to Fortuna Wednesday and yester
day he went to St. Louis on business.
C, I. Purr, formerly employed on the
Missouri Paeilie, is now telegraph oper
ator at the ltoek Island depot in this
Mrs. ('laud Simpson, of Kansas City,
wj'ih the guest of Mrs. F. II. Ilarrivon in
fills city from Saturday until Wednes
. Wlien you want fresh meats or groc
eries don't fail to call at Hardy's Meat
( Market and liaye your goods delivered
to your door.
Tills has been a liusv week with our
merchants as many shoppers from the
country have been laying in their sup
ply of Christmas uickuacks.
Uriah Pontius of Stover was in this
.city Tuesday, and seemed milch elated
over the fact that thev would have a
town of their own on the new rond.
The "Famous" don't sell all the
clothing Md in Versailles, but does
sell all of (he good clothing and shoes
for men that aie sold in Versailles.
lour last loast wasn t good, ytnxr
steak w i tough, that Is a very good
sign you d d not get it from I). C.
Huidy, the Ilulcher. Let us furnish
you good meat.
U. .M Hargett came over from Wind
sor lasi Thursday, went to Henlev on
bunlnct i for J. II. lluok Friday and
came back- hero and with ills wife- spent
Sunday with his parents at Harnett.
IN A HOME.
Coino in and see mo
Is the place to liny your Christnas
Candies, Nuts and Fruits.
Uo to liaidy's grocery and ask for his
Prize linking Powder.
Circuit court opens in Versailles next
Monday, witli Judge .lames K Hazel
on the bench
I'or a good fit and proper style in
clothing, hats, shoes, pants, Ac, for
men, go to thu "Famous. "
nur nouns and Hoarding Iioumh are
crowded to their fullest capacity, and
there is a lively air in geneial through
Mis Maude H.iker, daughter of Kdl
tor I taker, entertained a number of her
young friends at her home in West-
lawn last Friday night.
A large delegation of our people
took advantage of the opportunity
allot ded by the afternoon train last
Sunday, to visit, our neighboring town.
Iho Bost lino oi Parties ' and
Children's .Jackets and Wraps
and Skirls, Underwear and lib
siory at Carl W. Biersach's.
i. tl. Vinson and wife were among
the visitois to Kldon last Suiulay after
noon. Mr. Mason says Kldon shows
decided improvement in all sections of
After three years success in tins meat
business, I am better prepared to give
my customers what they call for than
anyone else in the city, I). C. Hardy
(ieorge W. Hurchard of Chicago was
here this week looking over our ruin
eral and eoal resources. J, (i. Hriggs
drove out with him Monday and Tues
Mrs. W. L. Stephens and daughter,
Mrs. .1. M. (irillln of Millville, spent the
latter part of last week visiting friends
in Huncetou. Monday morning Mrs.
Urltliu returned to her home in Mill
Versailles not only has a new rail
road, but a clay plant capitalized at
82.10,000 has been organized. Ver
sallies is coming to the front and we
wish the old town every success. Cal
The newspaper men who are valtlii;
on "subscription wood" must be shiv
ering in tueir snoeu. uno oi our eon
temporaries claims that half a regiment
owe them wood. '1 hey'll always have
Kx-Ijov. John P. St. John delivered
a. lecture at Otterville (College Monday
night, and we dare say thu largo audi
enee who heard liltn were highly enter
tallied. Thu Governor Is one of the
best lectnrcis in the country.
Claud Kill well and wife returned the
first of the week from a visit with Mrs
Kidwell'.s parents at Archie, Mo. Miss
Annie K. Kidwell, who accompanied
them on their vl it, will spend the hol
idays with relatives in Adrian.
Suits, Underwear, Overcoats,
Boots and Shoes, Skirts, Dress
Goods, Blankets, Comforters,
Trunks, Valises, Grocories &o.
Host Values for tho least money
at "Tho Rod Flag." Carl W.
Hardy's Prizo Halting Powder is
going like hot cakes. Ask for it.
Cilfton A Kates, who last week ship
ped the first stock out over the Uock
Island, were also tho first stockmen to
ship over the Missouri Pacific wheu the
Hrauch was finished into this city "3
Mrs. Mary A. Otten, aged 60 years,
whose death occurred at her home in
this city on Wednesday of last week,
was buried at Prairie View the follow
ing day. She was the mother of eight
children, five of whom survive her.
W. J. Cone, general timekeeper for
the Stubbs-Fllck-Johuson Construction
Company, has opened .in olliee in the
postotllcc building. Mr Cone is an
urtist and on Ills trips over the new line
lias taken a largu number of scenic
photographs which will be compiled in
to a portfolio.
Peter Harms, one of the old substan
tial farmers of near Pyrmont, was in
Versailles Monday, and while hero
made the Democrat a pleasant call and
sub.'crlbed for the Morgan County Mag
azine. Mr. Harms is an interesting
character and has the happy faculty of
looking on tho bright side of life.
Itev. 1). M. Clagett, pastor of the
Itroadway Presbyterian Church of Se
datla, will preach in the Presbyterian
Church of Versailles Sunday, morning
and evening. Kcv. Clagett Is one of
the most promising young clergymen
of the Presbytery, ami his many friends
in this city will be glad to hear him
Versailles has been getting some very
favorable mention from the press of
Central Missouri because of our citizens
having decided favorably on the elec
tric light proposition, the adventof the '
new railroad into our city and tiie big
clay plant now coming in. All the
good things said are fully appreciated
by our people
The llth District W. C. T. U. Con
vention was in session at tin: Presby
terian Church in this city Wednesday
ami Thursday, with fair attendance.
Wednesday night' F.x-Gov. St. John
lectured at the Church ton good eudi-
ence, and tliose wlio had the pleasure
of hearing him, pronounced the ad
dress fine in every particular.
Ham Kros., says the California Dem
ocrat, are working ten or twelve men
in tiie Itrady lead mines south of that
city and are getting out some S700
worth of ore a week. They have about
S-000 worth of ore on the dump, hav
ing but icceiitly made a shipment.
They are working some eighty feet
under ground and everything would
indicate that they have a valuable lead
It is almost compulsory now for some
of nur men of capital to build a num
ber of cottages for renting purposes
Four and five-room houses are in de
mand and good renters can be secured,
as there are a number of families now
waiting an opportunity to rent quar
ters for living. Tho man who will in
vest, his capital in substantial tent
houses will receive good icturnson his
investment. Versailles is expanding,
anil theie should be some means in
vented to satisfy the great demand for
houses. There is not a vacant bouse
in this city at present.
The llrst issue of the Mokoa.v CorNTV
Maoazi.nk came out this week, and it
is needless for us to devote much
space in referring to its merits, as the
publication speaks for itself. We have
been leceiyiug congratulations on all
sides relative to tho many good fea
tures contained In the Magazine. The
llrst Issue being the ChiistmaH numler,
is not as much diversified as future
numbers will be. but It will stand crit
icism, and we proposu to keep it to the
highest stamlaid. The price Is SI. 00
per year, siugle copy loo. Democrat
and Magazine combined, 5 1 . 7r.
A friend of the Maryvillo Republican
gives tho assurance that, this is going
to be a mild winter, "The prevailing
wind of March 1'J, W, and SI and
September this year was from tho south
hence a south wind will prevail the
coming six mouths and naturally wl. I
mako the weather warmer than would
otherwise have been thu case, (If
course the wind will whip some, but It
will be mostly from the south." He
says he has watched the weather for
50 years and lias never known it to
vary from tho rule ho lays down.
Warning to Home Merchants.
The business men of this city will be
compelled to keep their business con
stantly before the country trade in the
future, for thu reason that, the big city
mall order and department houses are
now using the rural free delivery sys
tem continually and reaching out for
trado by the use of attractive cata
logues, circular letters and samples of
goods with prices of all articles marked
In plain figures. These prices catch
many customers, and the only way our
merchants can offset this is to meet tho
mail order houses at every turn by
advertising what they have to sell,
keeping befoie their customers the fact
that their goods and prices are equal
to those offered by the city firms who
are swamping the rural districts with
advertising of all kinds.
If our merchants do not take the
matter up and make an effort to defeat
this system of securing country trade,
they will find their business dropping
off and eventually feel the lo-s to nu
extent that it will open their eyes. This
warning should be heeded and the
remedy inaugurated to spend a stipu
lated amount in every legitimate chan
nel by which they can rench tho people
In thu rural districts. Advertise all the
tinu', keeping vour wares before the
public, just as these city firms are do
ing the year round.
Poland China Hogs.
L. It. Hawks, living 3V,: miles north
of Versailles, who has given his atten
tion to the bleeding and raising of flue
stock longer than any other man in
this r-cctluii of the country, was the
center of attract Ion on our streets Mon
day morning. Mr. Hawks brought in
two fine specimens of the hog which
made a comfortable wagon load.
One was a thoruiighbred Poland Chi
na, registered, one ye.irolil the U'litn day
)f last inonl h and weighing about GOO
pounds, mill while it was very fat, had
only been on full feed two months; the
other was a half breed and weighed
II.' , pounds.
Thee porkers were brought to Mason
fc Price lo be butchered for Mr. Hawks'
own use. This breed of hogs proves
to be among the best here, and the sur-
plus over and above the meal, repays
the owner, even If raised for no other
purpose than butchering, but, owing
to the reputation established by Mr.
Ilawk-i as a breeder of line hogs, he
seldom litm an opportunity to butcher
one of his own raising. Hut. through
the kindness of our friend, Mr. Hawks,
we can vouch for the fact that the meat
is as line as a man ever tasted.
There are several things
you'll need for your Christ
mas dinner, that you must
get hero if you would jet
The turkey will tasto bettor
if the dressing is llavored
with the kind of Sage that
wo have provided for you.
Good Spices will bo needed
and you can be sure of get
ting the very choicest grade's
by coming hero for them.
Your biscuits are sure to
be a success if you use
BOLUS' HIGH G RADIO
And it costs no more than
tho "trust-made," adulter
For your ice cream, cakes,
or puddings, you want the
pure fruit llavors, and that's
what you always get in
Boles' High Grade Flavor
ing Extracts, "Vanilla and
Then there aro tooth-picks,
cigars and other minor items
on all of which you guaran
tee satisfaction by getting
Full Into a Cistern.
Quito an exciting incident occurred
at the residence of C. V. N. Hudson on
North Monroe street about 0:30 o'clock
Tuesday evening, in which Mrs. Hud-
sou was tho victim, Stio had occasion
to pass from tho dining-room to tho
summer kitchen, the two rooms being
separated by a poreli on which tho cis
tern is located. The covering had been
removed from the flat open top by somu
one. Mrs. Hudson carried a lighted
lamp, and as she approRched the open
ing slipped and fell in such a manner
that her body was precipitated to the
bottom of the cistern, a distance of
fourteen feet, theie being about eight
feet of water in thu cistern.
Mrs. Hudson had the presence of
mind, on coining to tho surface of the
water, to clutch a cross-piece above,
to which she held and called for help.
It was several minutes before she suc
ceeded in making tho family hear iter,
but when she did, confusion reigned
for a few moments, which seemed hours
to the lady, then a ladder was let down
and the rescuers succeeded in removing
her fioin the dismal enclosure. Al
though she was thoroughly drenched
and chilled, the only injury Mrs. Hud
son sustained was a slight bruise on
one of her limbs. As she fell the lamp
globe tumbled oil' and the lamp blew
out, but she carried the bowl to the,
bottom of the. cistern. The feelings
she experienced can better be imagined
than described; however, tho results
could easily have been worse.
Has the finest Illack Chocolates and
Marsh Mallows In town.
The I.ONS by Ititrheri Vir.
The following from thu Fulton Ga
zette contains some truths worth con
sidering: "The havoc, barbed wire lias
played with horse llesli in tills county
has cost enough to fence every field on
every farm in the county with woven
fence live feet high, and cedar posts to
match," said J. Sam Watson to tho Ga
zette newsgathcrer a day or two ago.
A few weeks ago I selected a compara
tively busy day In town, while tho
j hitching rack around the cou.it house
. Wmm, Wils m.ilry entirely tut,..,,
with farmers' tennis anil concluded that,
I would examine the horses and see how
many were blemished by having at
some lime or other come in contact
with barbed wire. Well, sir, don't you
know that while I did not go half way
mound the square and probably did
not see all the scratches, I actually
found fully two thiids of the animals
wearing wire marks in some place or
another. It is really astonishing what
it costs thu farmer to put barbed wire
fence on bis farm. One thing certain,
though they are fast seeing the folly
( i and the barbless cable wlro and
smooth woven fence is fastsupplantlng
the havoc player and In a few years tho
horse with barbed wire scars will be
moie ditllcult tn find."
The I'opo Calendar.
The re-issue of tho Pope bicycle daily
leaf calender may be considered thu
opening gun proclaiming the natural
and healthful return of bicycling.
Col Albert A. Pope, tho founder of our
bicycle industries and thu pioneer in
tho ( xid Koads Movement, is again at
tho head of the blevolu industry. This
calendar is free at the Pope Manufac
turing Lo.'k stores, or any of our read
ers can obtain it by sending live U-uutit
stamps lo the Pope Manufacturing Co.,
Hartford, Conn., or 11'! Sigel Strcut,
HOLIDAY RATES VIA TIIE
Keduced rates lo all points vvlthlu
two bundled miles Tickets will be
sold December 21, ''.: and III and Jan
uary 1, limited to return January l.
Apply to nearest Ticket A'jont, or ad
dress, 11 H Wati-h. P. .t T. A.,
Largo Kimllsh Uorl(.shlr;s,
1 have some flue male pigs of the
above brcul for sale. No better breed
ing In the country
Wm, Foiiman, Versailles, Mo,
Tho (Joinruonor (Hryan's paper) for
three months and TilK Dkmochat for
olio year, both paj.ers, or 81, .10. Sub