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MORGAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
I'lniM.SIIKI) HVKKV I'KJDA Y MOILVINO,
TILLMAN (O. DUFF, Editored and Proprlnlorn
Wttodt Black, Sacond Floor 'Phone No. .T.f.
HtiliMiriplioii I year, tu uilvnticu.
" rs mos " "
Kntered in IVwt. Ofllec; at Verwdlless, .Missouri, us hecond
cliiss irmll matter.
Judge Jackson I.. Smith of Kansas City would be a
splendid jurist to take Jud;;e Phillips' pla e.
The grounrflioK may have seen stars in feltinf' ln:k into
his hole last Thursday after finding the thermometer at
If Kansas City succeeds in I'ettin;; a new union depot
her people should hold a world's fair to celebrate the
They might get an expert out of Warden Hall's depart
ment that could successfully tap the deadlock in the state
house at Jeff City.
I'ctween the U. S. Senatorial tangle at Jefferson City
and the pension board wrangle at boonville, the Repub
lican factions are in a hot box.
We don't hear any of the opposition journsili Intimating
just now that Congressman Shac kleford is not earning his
salary. He is one of the most conspic uous representatives
in Congress this session.
Governor I'olk is "making good" as rapidly as possi
ble, although the Republican muddle at the tato capital
has been c logging the wheels of legislation to u huge de
gree since his entry into office.
The Mexico Intelligencer says a grand jury in that part
of the country opened its sessions with prayi r. It must
have been a partisan jury and realized the Neid uf prayer
fur their brethren in Jefferson City.
The Kansas City World says physicians recommend
,jmnine,, whisky and hot mustard for the grip, but as the
tpiiuine and mustard may be '-cut out" in ise of slight
itlack, there are numerous '-slight attacks."
With a primary election law, election of U. S. Senator
by dii ect vote of the people, compulsory educational law
(in the light basis, and lepcal of the breeder's Jiv Mis
souri will lie in the reform c ohmm to a cert"ty.
With the present dcvelopmenU-'ln the Missouri Itflial.i-
ture lite people Have become nunc Hum ever Btuisnut mat
the election of IJ. S. Senator by a direct vote is the tiling
in be done. Tin- bargain-counter style of selecting a rep
eseiitative to fill this important position has creveloped
into n disgusting fare e, even to leaders of both political
The representative, in the Ii.cpubV.nn Senatorial fight
;U Jefl'-rson City who are voting again t Neidringhaus and ;
ire being brand:d by pit-hunting pap. rs as everything but
honorable men, are ae ling with grci'er honor to them
iclvesnnd the people they represent, than are the men who
ue tlcnoum mg them, Ncidrintdi ms has admitted to
!c dishonest handling of funds in the late campaign and
. of money placed in his hate Js by brewers and other
rporations for corrupting voters, is in line with the John
, ixc calibre of men, :otd the Republican legislators who
A GRAND STAKD pLAY
In a column article last week rli'or ,5:lkt:r of 1,1C States
man made a grand stand play in an l"orl to c(,,lrt filV0r
with the farmers and to vindicate himself for the rash
break made the week previous r'",lmK lnc smallpox sit
uation in Versailles.
The more the Statesman editor t() P"'1 his feel out
of the mire the deeper in his brins sink. I" thu sec
ond spasm he roasted our merchant and threatened, in
the event they did not patronize him :ncl at thn same time
allow him to do his utmost to kill their business, he would
establish a branch mail order arcrt'' here and run them
all out of business.
The editor takes the position tt.it "tir farmers derive no
benefits from trading in Versailles '.ut merely come here
for the sake of giving their cash t" merchants without get
ting value received. lie does nl tike into consideration
the fact of the exchange of courtesies existing between
the farmers and business men and th'! mutual benefits de
rived by both in general dealing .ir! interchange through
out the year. All the salable products of the farm pass
through the business channels, 01 which our merchants
handle a large share. The farm, r does not wish to be
frightened or misled by false reports no more than the
mere hant wants to be hurt in bu-ness by them. If the
Statesman editor can find any sol tee in the ugly position
in which he has placed himself he m welcome to it. He
has done all the harm he can, l.oi Maker posing as the
protector and godfather of the fnruer is the most trans
parent piece of rot he has ever put .!'! off on them.
Only a lew months ago a wire live swindler took sev
eral thousand dollars out of Morg.ci County through this
selfsame guardian who lent his inll'te.tice in organizing a
wire fence company. A number '.I ..ur best farmers were j
inveigled into paying mil their .(! hard cash for not J a
even a stran of wire in return. 'V Statesman editor got
himself into the secretaryship, the , miller got the cash,
while the farmers git left witlr tie mpty sac k to hold.
He's as mum as an oyster cm wire icnce schemes now.
In an attempt to do our merchants gross injiistie c by I jy
his lriisiudued statements, this sani' dignified editor noses lei
as the farmers friend and tries locate li cm gom and
comin.' N') one ever ask him to tell the truth or scare
tht farmer with falsehoods regard in.; the smallpox situa
tion here. He took the elephant upon his shoulders, and
is now vtaggc-ring under the load. Knowing that small
pox had existed here for two years, why did lie wail to
the end of that period before condescending to ac t as
the guardian angel to the country folks?
The truth is he was scire, owing ti his own unfortunate
condition, and in that dyspeptic frarie of mind proposed
to reck vengeance upon son, .-body. Not satisfied with his
fir-st foolhardy shot, he proceeded to Tul. ii in l,y threats
should the mrrnlmnU take: (.vAcpiions'-lo his stupidity.
If the farmers feel sale in flinging to this type of spon
sor, who, at the first opportunity lies their haml-, with
fence wire while the other fello.v grab . their cash, they
will be put out of business by lb, .'jiipiel Iran-it proc i ss.
'I here is no danger whatever, fanner friends, in coming
to Versailles to trade, and you wll find our mere hauls
ready to take your produce in ex. Ji.uige for goods, while
they will treat you fairly. j
Th'-re is danger in trading v, ifc mail order houses or
wire fence promoters w ho neith'-tjt.il.e your proelue e for
cash or in trade, lieware of a f.lfe godfather who poses
as your sponsor without Hie ,'e-Utr, his sue cor is feigned
and his friendship treac herons, j
The Place to Buy
Careful thought: should
be given the mattress pur
chase. Keith's hand-made
Mattress costs no more and
is greatly superior to inach -inu-nuule
goods. We arc
The lnryusl. lino in tin
city to select from, untl will
soil them to you at
The Right Price.
A nici! iissortmctit of liners
and Portion's Unit is .sure
to ploiisu you.
Ativthmir von liniv wtiut in
tlio way of KtiriiituiX', will
wis bo lad to .show you.
J. W. KIRK, VERSAILLES, Mo.
The First National Bank
CAPITAL PULLY PAID, $30,001)
SIIAi'l'IlOLOLTtS' LIABILITY, J.:i(,000
O V F I C 13 I S
W. W, MOOUr. I'rcilelnnl
OIUKCit; V. I'l.llY, Vice I'cenlilcnt
J.W. MIIIS. 2ml Vir.j President.
V. I. I'M IV. C.ishl.r
Ii. W. I'l;i rv
.1. V. Mn.i.s
H. A. ( in. v. kin
I) I 1 R C T o a s
I'. W. Cimtt
W. W. Mooiu;
Ii. Ii. I'ollI.INO
('ON WA V .I'lNI.H
V. T. I'icrn
V,. H. .Mami.s
Tin: Hrit Nnllniml Iticil: lnvltfn tl.i- (irLoiuitn i.f linnUs, flrmii iiml IcidUleluiiM,
in iiinlc.liimiii: iiliniinl III. i-r. .Ill V of trr.itcni eil cucifitfitciit wltli
leioelcrii, ceicuierviitlvc Imiililiui nicllieHis.
I'l'itc-cttcl l)y TtttK' bock Safe. Insiireel ngnnut llurglnry and Keilil.ury
lu r day with a human
What had bee ome of
The most (.ruesome sight the has presented itself m
railway i asualties comes from '.lijerly. A Wabash train
tinow these fac ts have bolted tor pist caihe. Such art-1 ,,uiccl into lh- yaids there th
dangerous leaders and there is good reason to mistru .t u.art frozl. l() the axle e.f a
hcm. I lie party representatives who snow enough her..- lh vit lim l0 w!ujril lc..4rt jlong,., js u. ,estion
m J.0 throw tiueli men as .Medrmgiiaus ovemoaici m-iore v vut., js jrt,ving the train nu n
rte becomes metre deeply entrene hee! in shady transactions
in higher place, should be held up as examples of hone st
yeomanry who dare to do right in the face of a mountain
jf political obstac les.
.JOHN K. (JII'IIS.
A. P.. KMI'MKY hi;
GSBBS & KNIPMEYER,
"THE LAND LAWYERS."
Wo luivu tlio only C Join j ddto Sft of
(;h' LAND 'I IT!,KS
In Morgan County, mid cbnlloii'.'fi invostiation.
Spiicial attention ji'on to oorroutiiiK ;ind jn.-r
Office in Wooils lX;iii!ii!(j,
No change in the Senatorial .lldloc k at Jefferson City.
The Moberly I lemocrat tells of a
jegro exhorler vhej shouted : "Come
-in en iine de army od de Iohd. uIse
What't the matter with c h.ingi
to something more stimul iting
laid them and when Ci'juldde
the licpiid refreshments
.i- .!...! r,.,.r..i ,,ni. r.f i In. i-,,n. i Oeiivereei on mm
legation. '-WarM yoh jine?" asked
iie cxliorter. ''In de U.iptis ehu'eh."
" Why' chile, "said the e:xhortcr,'.yoh
yn't in de army; jon's in de navy."
Julius Lehman, the St liuis bood
Icr now. ill the pen, I-. said to have te
ircarkcil to (iovernor Folk in a recent
.dteivicw: "I made the gavel us.-d in
tie senate, fovernor. F.very rap fif it
nliould be a sen. ion to" the senators
ho Item it. I'iiey should think of
the m;in who nvvlc it and of the of-
!nxe he is being punished for now.
!xuis I loin k, a Missouri contractor,
iJ sn.tr! to be the only man who ever
'a.-at the late lav Could in n trade.
Mouth was buileling a lailmail in
V;uthwcsl Missouri, lie contracted
villi Could for a cpianlity of eild raili
UchjUI had Wen using on the Iron
Mountain railroad. The rails were to
be delivered at a certain tune. Th
ffi!1. CHiiie.', but ahixtbu c.wlrM timi
minded the pay refused it, basing his
refusal on the brcae h of e cintrae t by
(iejuld. Suit was brought, anil I loin k
won by proving that the rails were not
Could w.ih told to
I he Clohc-Dcinricrat .
Tlni. (if cjr icne.i'iii who in aileliliein
lo I'. i'ir In. uj pa) urn, want, a NAT
IONAL ncwj ac.il family juiiriiul, aie
ftilviw !(i MiNcrllii! for the; .ST. I.OI'IS
liboiiK libty'JI'AT, which Is puhuhli
uel in iliu sol J (.antral o ty of the Inlmi
anil HtmnU ii-Jth" very fiont lunoii); lliej
fun Re, A I. Li liltLAT newsiiapcrs of
the word ITIie. OAILV l.LOML
lake his rails, but he decided it would
not be woith while to tear them up,
and I loiie l; kepi tliem.
A farmer had a bad dr.-am. He
dreamed that he raised a thousand
bushels ol wheat and was happy,
Then he dreauicel that he sold it fur
a dollar a nusru i unci Ins happiness i
was complete. He thm drc.mwil that !
he had sold it to a thousand duter. at WBIJb'LY ATONIJ li'il.LAIi
f WILLIAMS B"R06:
-4'VV 't ' J P 'S - . k
i FSe Rigs for City Driving.
Carriages or SirsgIe Turnouts
Furnished on .Short Notice.
A!:;o Dealers in fiih Class Horses.
Nov liurn locutod on Ii8hr A'troot.
Phor.o 173. VEnSA2LI.ES, MO.
lll'.MOLIJATuiiiu no eeiuil eir rival In J
nil the net lliel eniKlit to liu In the)
Imrj.iH uf nay reiuii'r uf any dully .rii- J
it. 'I ho VWLKLY liLOUL-I.LMO-j
CI! T i t . s : dlu miiii-weckiv M'ctloiiK, a 1
pcoplev a bushel to eiieh, nnd no cm; j
paid him. This mule hu.i s id ane(
he awoke. Atousinj; his wile . j
saiel, "Uebecca, I lne lud a sulenm I
1 I I .1 !
warning, nun i know mc tncaiutiff c,
it. I am goiiiK riht to to..n and j(y
the printer tlm subscriptiein f (,wt. hnu
foe thai paper." I.-.
J)ont over.look the special excur
tiiott rates to tb SouUivest via the
Ruck Island system I'cbntary 7 and
iilst, nnd Maxdi aui 21i
i'LU. VL 'J Is bieliiipiMiJialilo to the"
f.en.H'iH, ll ujncrehaiit or the pre fe'sv
ioiii.1 iiiiiii rlio (lrlri"i lo Wee;! thoniliijh- i
lv n li-cl I. ut tvhei has not the timu to I
rea l a Imuduilv I'ancr, wliilo itsjrreat
vur cty of 'vell-ivuleejlcel iinit'cr inalojs it
ilivnliiiil.lc to every member 'if the fain
ily. Kie i.ilverth.i'iniJiit elsuwlieov In
thii issue mil wiltei tei the (1LOIIK
I'riiitliii; ( (iiiieianv. Kt. Louis, M, fur
Physician and Surgeon,
Hesiele'liev - Je.Illl II. Kallkill
'rheitle No. 17.
Calls Promptly Answered.
V. A. Will In. s, the .Sniitli .Side jfro
ceiyinaii, IiiiikIIvh n ehoieo ll: of ijri'
ifs I'jiel nuiiuiyJ ifoveU.,
AN 1 1KUS 13 1 1- HUSCI I HICKU,
fi.-ori I'iilo Alo, uhviiys fresh,
ljostt. Unuula ol WJilskioi.,
IH.ALKII IN I'l'IlL OLD
AND OTIILIt ITNI-: W 11 IKICtUS.
'fc I N 1 1 I' ' I (l A I IS A 1 1 L A L W A Vs
fi to Li. I 'Vind at, t i h ir Leiii.'n
Ct I'M1 III . II 11 1 ISllttll'd : 1 1 . 1 K'': ItrC)'
nlw.ns III steiek, llls i 1'iiic A ('( in I,
('iliiliy eiiclers s..lP-,tei ,,i,(l ll orniitt v
lllle.l. 1 ' 3
Ve are now open and will he pk-aseel
to .ec nil custoiiv.-rs it t our new Liverv
Rlnlilrson KMai sttrtt. Kis fc-r cily
invinij, uiyjuwi i-jia up-to-date.