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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles. Mo., Thursday Morning, Nov. 29. 1906.
THE BANKERS' MEETING.
Annual Session of Group Number
Eight Held In Versailles Tues
day -Meeting Closed with a
The annual Meeting of Viroup
Number Kight, comprising fifty-seven
hanks, in this district, .assembled
in the club room of the Versailles
Commercial Club, Tuesday afternoon
promptly at 2 o'clock. There were
thirty representatives present, with
Hon. A. I.. Ross, President of the
Hank of Versailles in the chair, and
Roy F. Dane, cashier of the Peoples
liank of Tipton, as secretary..
The representatives of our local
banks, had issued invitations to a
number of our citizens to attend as
quests, and the request was fully com
Chairman Ross opened the meeting
with a few timely remarks, then called
upon Rev. Kmory of the M. K. church
to offer an invocation, after which
Mayor Daniels delivered an address
of welcome, which was well received,
and the Hankers accepted the keys of
llie city, very gracefully, but did not
attempt to carry them off.
In the absence of F. W. Stumpe of
Washington, S. R Inglish, of Olcan,
responded in a brief sparkling talk to
Mayor Daniels, then secretary Hane
read the minutes of the-last meeting,
which were adopted.
Dr. J. I). Hubbard read a splendid
and instructive paper on "The Nego
tiable Instruments Law," which was
full of pithy points and matters of in
terest along these lines. Discussions
on the paper followed, in which many
good points wers brought out.
J. R. Dominick, Treasurer of the
state association, made a brief talk on
"State Hanking Department," argu
ing that this department should be
established separate and distinct from
that of the secretary of state. His
address was timely and well taken.
Dr. Woods, whose health was
somewhat impaired was excused from
the afternoon subject of "Elastic Cur
rency." General discussions were entered
into on other subjects on the program
and the whole was not only interest
ing to bankers present, but to their
St. Louis, U. T. Vickcry, Hank of
Stover, J. H. Roberts, Vice Preis
dent Rank of Kldon, A. S. Thomson,
Cashier Bank of Syracuse, S. R. In
glish, Cashier Hank of Olean, Josh
Tappmeyer, Cashier Owensville Hank.
Aside from this list all the bankers of
Versailles, many of the directors and
the newspaper men of the city enjoy
ed the session.
, The Banquet.
A recess was taken at 5 p. in., and
Chairman Ross requested the bank
ers, directors and guests to meet in
guests as well. The meeting of Group the Club room af 7:30 with their
Number Kight was pleasant and profi- wives, daughters and sweethearts, and
table from an educational and social 1 at the appointed hour a jolly crowd
standpoint, even if there was no drafts assembled, and repaired to the City
made, checks drawn, or money in
Chairman Ross delegated S. R. In
lish, Josh Toppmeycr and J. D. Hub
bard a committee to choose a chair
man and secretary of Group Eight
for the ensuing year. The commit
tee recommended Hon. R. S. Harvey,
of the Hank of Kldon, for chairman,
and E. C. Stuart, of the Hank of
Washington, lor secretary. These
nominations were confirmed.
Following is a list of the bankers in
attendance: W. C. Harris, Fulton,
President of Missouri Hankers Asso
ciation ; W. F. Kcyscr, Sedalia, Sec
retary State Association ; J. R. Dom
inick, Kansas City, Treasurer State
Association: R. F. Banc, Cashier
Peoples Bank of Tipton, A. T. Adams
President Hank of Tipton, F. T,
Ransom, Stock Yards Hank, East St.
Louis, III., W. W. Gillam, Cashier
Hank of Harnett, J. F. Ferrell, Cash
ier Third Nat. Bank, St. Louis, R. L.
King, of the Mechanics Mat. Bank,
Hotel, where landlord Fairley and
his excellent wife had a sumptuous
banquet in readiness. The large din
ing room was thrown open at 8
o'clock, when the party of sixty-four
listened to a blessing by Rev. Emory,
then the appetizing enjoyment began.
The tables were decorated with
chrysanthemums, while at each plate
there rested a beautiful white carna
tion. The menu was served in five
courses, consisting of- all dainties to
satisfy the appetites of the hungry
bankers, their guests and good look
It was a feast fit for kings, and at
the conclusion Chairman Ross, act
ing as toastmaster, announced an im
promptu program, which proved one
of the happy features.
President Harris responded to the
toast, "The State Association," and
gave a brief history of the Missouri
Hankers Association. He is a pleas
tng talker, anu stated that there were
1050 members in the Association, di
vided into 12 groups, of which No. 8
was not the least. He complimented
our ladies, (he's an old bachelor, but
good looking), our city generally,
and suggested that the ladies' auxil
liary was an adjunct needed in the
State Hankers' Association.
Secretary Keyser responded to the
toast, "Hankers of Group No. 8,"
and briefly told of his pleasant con
nection for a long period with his fin
ancial brethren of this body.
W. L. Stephens, cashier of the
Hank of Versailles, the senior mem
ber of Group 8, responded to the
toast, "Banking, Then and Now."
He gave some of his experiences in
a pleasing manner covering a period
of 34 years, and the changes were
varied since he entered the banking
business at Hoonvillc, Mo.
E. A. Crewson's toast was, "Our
Guests" and it is needless to state
that he made our guests feel at home,
and before he had rounded up his
subject the palatable dinner that had
been eaten by the bankers and their
friends was fully digested.
Dr. Hubbard, Cashier of the First
National Bank, Versailles, responded
to the request of Toastmaster Ross,
that if anything had not been said,
for him to say it. Cashier Hubbard
was at his best, and among other
humorous things, made a comparison
of this banquet and a former one
which he and Van Crewson had at
tended. This one was a jewel, but
on the former occasion Van's better
half had been left at home. Van ap
pcarcd on the porch of his home at a
late hour, and it was the same old
story of the lost key hole. Once in
side he donned his nightrobe wrong
end to, hunted up a convenient um
brella, raised it and squatted in the
center of the dimly lighted room.
Here Mrs. C. interposed with, "Van.
what in the world arc you doing?"
Crewson, in husky, broken lingo, an
swered: "Waiting for the storm."
The Dr. did not say whether the
storm came or not. This was a joll
wind up of one of the most notable
banquets that has ever been carried
to its entirety in Versailles.
A vote of thanks was tendered t
the local bankers, at the suggestion
of Pres. Harris, who warmly con
gratulated them and our people on
the elegent hospitality and treatment
the body had received at their hand.
when the assemblage, with good feel
ing depicted on every countenance,
separated. The meeting throughout
was one of the best that Group Eigbr
has ever experienced.
Dr. O A. Ilrockmaii anil family vikitcil
relatives at Hlilou Monday and Tuesday
Mr. C. A. Hollowiiy, who for the w.t
two years lias been in the U. 8. Nayj,
is visiting relatives here.
Ilennet Gelilken, of the Richlnml
neighborhood, visited his brother Hctirv
here Saturday mid Sunday.
The A. and A. M. held a puhlii
iimtallatiou of oflieer.s at the Concrcli
Sattmlay night. It was well attended,
After the installation n good supper w;i
provided, which was enjoyed by all.
1'ritz Oelilken of Sedalia, is visiting
relatives and friends ill this vicinity.
Champ Clark tells of Senator VestV
rebuke to a St. ChnrleB tavern keept r
who served him with mighty weal,
coffee. "My friend," .said Senator Vesi,
"I could insert n coffee beau in ntv
mouth, dive into the Misso'mi liwi
swim to the town of Alton, 111., and I'll
Klinrnutee that one colli. I bail up iiiueli
better coffee than this over the eiitiir
Our Trade Better Than Usual,
But we are not satisfied.
Our Winter Stock is too Heavy, and we are compelled
to move them still faster.
Startling' Prices at this Early Date.
Ladies' heavy Suitings and SKirtings have been trimmed with a Keen Knife.
Sec them, displayed on our counters, at prices that will puzzle the man that
maKes the cloth.
Our Ladies', Misses' and Children's
Underwear and Hosiery
Are going at prices that will be another
surprise to you. See our Outings and
Fleece-lined goods. We mean to save
you from 2 1-2 to 7 1-2 cents on every
yard you buy.
Our Ladies', Misses and Children's
Must be right, for they go out as fast as
we can get them in.
We have a few Short Jackets left
from last season that we must also sell
you. Make the price and we will de
liver the goods.
Yes, we also sell Shoes,
and we aie proud to say
that we have the best stock
in Old Missouri.
You al know
Men's and Boys'
When it comes to this line, we have
them all skinned, but we don't say much
about it. We let other people do the
talking, and we do the business, just
A Special tSale on
As long as they last, Men's Suits, sizes from t C
34 to 44, regular price $10,00, in this Sale at
See our line of MEN'S AND BOYS'
From 75c and up. It means a saving to you of
40 per cent on every coat you buy.
The Place where you get
your Money's Worth
a SHOES 1