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Missouri as second class mull matter
For Governor, 1001,
HON. JOSEPH W. FOLK,
Circuit Attorney of St. Louis.
A merry Christmiis to all, is
tliu wish of tlio Dumonrat.
With the next issue the Demo
crat will be in its fifth year.
State politics will warm up
pretty lively after the holidays.
"Boss" Hawes looks like any
other private citizen now, since
lie is not in control of the police
department of St. Louis
Tho Spcc!in Contrasted.
Joseph W. Folk spoke to large
audiences at Warrcnsburg and
Indopondouco last Saturday, af
ternoon and night. Harry 13.
llawes spoke at Poplar Bluffs.
Their speeches have a noticea
bio contrast. Mr. Folk declared
against corruption, against the
corruptive elements who are at
present dominating state alfairs,
and advocating the overthrow of
the boodle-seeking methods of
ingrates who are bringing dis
honor upon our state. He ad
vised the people that the remedy
was in flioir hands to check the
game and make the situation un
happy for the booders practicing
it. The issue is forced upon the
the people and their action in the
premises would bo sovereign he
would abide by their decision.
It is a question of a higher stan
dard of party principles or the
complete surrender to tho de
praved gang of boodlers. The
choice must be made.
Harry I'. Hawes made no ar
gument, except toadmitthatMr.
"The highest tribunal in Mis
unit -i iu tlwi niwiole of Missouri.
and to the people I i.ppoal ulw J''ll:'.s position was right, but he
case of the. state of Missouri 'wsuilwl the famous Circuit At-
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against the fivers and takers of " ""'' y oecuu.se uio
in his Macon
Tho Holden Enterprise com
plains that too many police court
cases up there art! being made
state cases. The Enterprise rec
ommends that the county court
down a few of these cost bills, as
a cure for so many state cases.
This suggestion would not be a
bad one in other sections of the
The Folk forces or the State
will hold a joint meeting in St.
Louis one week from to-morrow,
and representatives from all sec
tions will be present. Wo pre
dict, that the anti-Folk contingent
will not attempt to count noses
on the occasion, as they will not
be able to get close enough to
even approximate the numbers
that will be in attendance.
latter hud acted consistently, and
he defended machine politics as
practiced in the slums of St.
Louis. Hawes' whole talk was
harrangue and spleen of a vindic
tive character hurled at Mr.
Folk without the least attempt
at enlightening his auditors upon
the true issues developing in the
coming campaign. The ordinary
citizen can easily discern the con
trast between the two.
Dr. II. .1. Waters, Superintend
ent of Agriculture of the Mis
souri Commission, says the Com
mission is greatly pleased with
tin; results of its enterprise.
Missouri has always led in im
proved methods of corn growing,
liy up-to-date means, one man in
this State grows annually as
much corn as is produced by the
stilt os of Montana, Oregon, Utah,
Idaho, Nevada, Rhode Island,
Washington and Wyoming.
It will hot hurt tho stato of
Missouri for past conditions to
become known and to be pub
lished broadcast, says the How
ard County Advertisor. More
hurt will result from an endeavor
to keep it hidden and under cover.
A thorough purging will do good.
Tho democratic party has not
beenhurtby tho recent exposures
of violations of public trust.
The party has been strengthened.
The democratic party is in no
danger, the people can bo de
pended upon to do what is right,
but there is one thing that can
be dopended upon, tho rank und
lilo of the party are in no humor
to be trilled with. Tho people
are tho party, tho people have tho
right to say who shall represunt
them, and by what method the
representative shall be chosen.
A young man near Farragut,
Iowa, made a little over ninety
dollars one day last week husk
ing corn. Ho worked ten hours
and husked two hundred bushels
and fifty-five pounds. Pretty big
work, isn't it? The day before
ho husked one hundred und eighty-six
bushels, and now he offers
to wager that he can raise his
record ten bushels. His big day's
work was done on a wager of $7f;
he got three cents per bushel for
husking, and tho patentee of tho
shucking peg used made him a
present of ten dollars, making a
total of a little over $'J0.
Marry uawes two weeKs ago
was president of the Hoard of
Police Commissioners of St.
Louis, with that department un
der his thumb, lie handed his
resignation to (Jov. Doekery, who
promptly accepted tins same, and
they parted company. Now Mr.
llawes finds himself going it
alone with no strings to pull,
even in his own little realm. He
will realize, before he has trav
eloU far, how little it captain can
accomplish whose army has d
.Indue Graves' Opinion.
Judge Alexander Graves of
Lexington, Mo., one of the best
known jurists in the stato, thinks
the supreme court erred in its
decision in the Mutler case, and
is quoted as having said in St.
Louis, Saturday: "1 think that it
wiis an attempt to bribe, inas
much as the board of health did
award the garbago contract .and
the city paid Butler the emolu
ments of the contract. Whether
the member of the board of
health acted rightfully as an offi
cer in awarding tho contract or
not, he wiis an officer de facto,
whose acts were regarded as
valid and binding."
Regarding the Bonner decision
the .Judge said: "The point in
volved in the lionner case is not
a new one, and was decided in
thel'ohl, Kyle and .Jones cases.
I do not think, however, that
there is any danger of any habeas
corpus proceedings to free tier-
sons heretofore convicted."
In peaking of the political feel
ing in and around Lexington,
Judge Graves said "the majority
ol tho voters were for Folk."
An Irishman and his wifo were
left si sum of money and they de
cided to see the world. They
wont to Jerusalem and the Sea of
Galilee. The Irishman asked his
wife if she cared to take a boat
ride on the sea that Christ walked
on, itnd she consented. He went
to the man who rented the boats
and asked, "How much do yez
charge to rint a boat for u hour?"
"Twenty-five dollars," was tho
reply. "Twenty live dollars!"
roared tho astonished Celt.
"Well, it's no dom wonder that
The editor of the Warrensburg
Journal-Democrat got prosy last
week and penned the following
bit of sentiment: "Sometime,
somewhere, somehow, somebody
may come to us and unselfishly
commend us for somethiiiL' we
may have said or done, but we
do not expect it, nor should we
expect it. On the other hand, we
expect to go on down all time
dodging swipes and illmannered
criticisms of our misconstrued
motives, trying to avoid as many
of the rasping things of life as
possible, trusting that when
peace shall come no one will take
the trouble to throw stones at
ine carriitge nireu to haul us to
the graveyard. But after all, if
you have flowers for us strew
them now. Stones in death and
flowers in life are preferable to
tho reverse. "
There are L'OO old Confederate
soldiers in tho Bigginsville home.
Twenty-fou r have died there since
the first of last January. There
is a L'oL'-acre farm surrounding
the home. This year 1,000 bush
els of potatoes, 2,000 cabbage,
fiOO bushels of turnips, ;"00 bush
els of wheat and other foodstuffs
were raised on the farm. Some
of the old soldiers assisted in
raising the crop, but the work
Wiis not compulsory.
Coughing Spell Caused Death.
"Harry DuuUwcll, aged 8!j years,
choked to death ijiirly yeastcrday morn
ing 111 his home, in tin; presence of Ills
-,vif! iiml child. Hi; ;on t r.i : Led a slight
cold a few days ago and paid but little
attention to it. Yesterday morning lit!
was seized with a lit of coughing
which continued fur some time. His
wife sent for a physician hut before lit;
I'ould arrive, another coughing sicll
came on and Dncltwell died fiom suffo
cation. St. Louis liiolie-Ilemociat,
ll:c. 1 i'.i'il." Mallard's llorehound
.Syrup would have saved him. US, flu,
and SLIM. For halo liy .Milton Lewis,
What a productive county
Shannon county must lie. The
wife of John 1 lolland has just pre
sented him with his twentieth
child, which makes ten boys and
ten girls. Resides this numerous
brood of his own Mr. Holland
has put in his leisure time raising
three step children.
When you are Looking for Oood Things,
the Very Best of the Kind,
YOU WILL FIND THEM AT
No Matter If Its
Stoves, Wagons, Buggies, Paints, Oils,
Tinware, Wheat Drills, Pumps, or
Windmills, and at about same
prices our competitors sell
goods of inferior grade.
Wo employ a Tinner who is a good workman, and do all
kinds of repair work.
The only place where you can buy
everything in this line.
THORPE BROS., - VERSAILLES.
JOHN F. GIBBS,
"The Land Lawyer,"
Will make and examine
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Special attention given to correcting and per
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VERSAILLES, - MISSOURI.
Office in Lumpoo Mock, over Hank of Morgan County,
Rooms 1 and t2.
lany, i.iecnvillc, lexas,
Sd, I!) 10; "1 had rheii
Host Liniment on Earth
I. M. Median
mutism last winter, was down in bed
nix weeks; tried everything, but L'ot no
lelief, till a friend gave me u part of a
bottlu of It tllarus Snow Liniment. i
iiheil it, and l'ot two more bottles. It
cured nut and J haven't felt any rheu
iiialihin hi nee. I can recommend Snov
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earth for rheumatism." For rheumatic,
sciatic or neuralgic pains, rub in JIal-
lard's Snow I.inlinent, you will not
Miller long, but will bo gratified with
ii speedy and eiTVetlve cure. Ufic, .10c
and $1 by Milton Lewis, Florence, Mo,
A Nice Christ inns Present
Tho Df.mookat and tho Mor
(jan County Maoa.ink $1.75
per year. Subscribe today.
Undigested food und Has in the
stomach, located lust below the heart,
presses against ii anil eau'cs heart pal
pltatlon. When your heart troubles you
In that way take Jlerbino for a few
days. You will noon be all right. 50c
for ali) by Milton Lewis, Florence, Mo,
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80.05, Kansas City 81 3f, and other
points In proportion, Tickets on sale
December -1, a.", 31 and January 1. Ho
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(tlass, Chicago to Kansas, Colorado,
New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma
(ireally reduced rates for one-way
second class tickets.
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