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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles, MoM Thursday Morning, Deo. 6. 1906.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BAN
QUET AND BALL
This Annual Function Held Thanks
giving Nlfht was a Decided
Success anil a Credit to
Versailles Lodge No. 102, Knights
of Pythias, gave their annual banquet
and hall at the Opera house on
Thanksgiving, night, and 325 people
were fed and entertained at the func
tion. The banquet committc, composed
of Knights W. A. Dromgold, V. B.
Todd and 1. N. Schannep, proved
beyond a doubt that they were equal
to the emergency. The Opera house
was thrown open at 7 o'clock, when
the sight presented as the guests ap
peared was a veritable picture. Ta
bles covering the entire floor space
were dressed in snow white linen and
trimmed in inviting and animated
Myle, while the hall was appropriately
decorated in national colors and K.
P. emblems. While the guests were
assembling the Windsor Orchestra
rendered excellent music, and by 8
o'clock every seat at the many tables
was occupied and the program as ar
ranged was carried out. The orches
tra rendered a pleasing overture,
when Dr. H. N. Lutman made the
welcome address, and Samuel Daniels
offered an invocation.
The banquet prepared was indeed
a feast of good things and would have
been a credit to a professional cater
er. No one was allowed to go from
the pi ace with even a hungry look in
sight, and we never saw a set of hun
gry harvest hands get closer togather
in an effort to do justice to a bounti
ful meal. When all had been fed to
the fullest, Toastmastcr E. A. Crew
son aided in settling matters by call
ing the program.
A quartette by Miss Hicrsach, Mrs.
Taylor, Messrs. Joachimi and Kelly
was well received, when J. W. Kirk
gave a nice talk on Pythianism, follow
ed by Miss Atta Lewis in a well ren
dered solo. Samuel Daniels told
what he knew of the Rathbone Sisters
and Miss Gladys and Klsworth (Jwynn
executed a piano duet. Miss Bryan
Howard and M. L. Joachimi render
ed a fine vocal duet, when Hon. A.
L. Ross made an impromptu talk on
"Our Order," which was full of good
things. Miss Ross Witten followed
in a finely executed solo, then E. A.
Crewson butted in with "The Goat,"
and he didn't ride it either, yet the
vast audience were entertained in
original humor for a time. A bari
tone solo by Mr. Joachimi, a vocal
solo by Miss Howard, the "Good
Night" by Editor Hannay andanoth
cr quartette, closed the second part,
with the jolly crowd in the height of
The whole closed in a grand finale
of dancing, so far as the young folks
were concerned, while the older ones
had to go home to keep their feet
The K. of P. lodge are entitled to
their full share of respect and honor
for the delightful manner in which
the affair was Carried out, and every
guest present will, agree with us that
the banquet possessed all the requis
ites of the true Knightly principles of
friendship, charity and benevolence
Cupid Took a Spurt.
During the past week, including
Thanksgiving day, Cupid has been
getting in overtime, with the help of
Circuit Clerk Thomas.
Chfts. W. Harrison and Miss Maud
L. Oerhart, were married at the home
of the bride near Glensted, and Albert
Burks and Miss Jessie Bishop were
married at Syracuse. Both of these
ceremonies took place Thanksgiving
Samuel B. Mobley and Miss Mary
Brownficld, both of this city, were
united in marriage at the home of the
bride's father, Dr. E. P. Brownfield,
on Thursday, Nov. 29, Rev. I . Bar
ber performing the impressive cere
mony, the immediate friends being
present. This young couple are well
and favorably known to most of our
readers. The bride is nn estimable
young lady, having been a resident
here for the past three years, and is
refined and reserved in nature. The
groom is a native of this county, a son
of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Mobley, of this
city, and is a genial and energetic
young man, having held positions of
trust in our mercantile houses. They
will occupy the C. P. Brownfield
farm west of this city. The Rkpuii
i.ican joins their friends in wishing
them a long, happy and prosperous
W. Add. Stephens and Miss Nettie
Mae Luckenbill were united in mar
riage last Saturday evening, Rev. C.
J. Polston performing the ceremony
at his residence in the northeast part
of town. The groom is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Stephens, and has
grown to manhood in this city, being
a member of one of our most highly
C. V. N. HUDSON, CU.r Manufacturer.
(factory over John V. Kiioop n store.)
Your patronage solicited.
60 in box,
25 in box,
50 in box,
25 in box,
50 in box,
50 in box,
esteemed families. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Luck
enbill of Excelsior, but for months
has been day operator at central office
for the Vcreailles Telephone Co., and
is a charming young lady who has
a host of friends. They will reside
(or the present in this city. Their
many friends will join us in wishing
them all the blessings possible in
J. Will Padgett, son ot Mr. ami
Mrs. P. H. Padgett of this city, and
Miss May Staples, were married at
the home of the bride's parents near
Zora, last Sunday, Rev. Baldwin per
forming the ceremony. The couple
will make their residence in Ver
sailles in the future. Will stole a
march on his friends and his marriage
came as a surprise. Congratulations
are in order.
A Possum Supper.
The W. O. W. Lodge of this city
held their regular meeting Monday
night, and after the routine work w.n
concluded the members present were
invited to partake of an elegant
repast in the jury room at the court
house. The luncheon was an old
fashioned possum supper, including
corn bread and sweet potatoes.
There is no diet, or banquet, or
function of eatables, which can
satisfy a native Missourian equal to
possum supper. In the present in
stance no other member of the W .
O. W. lodge could touch D. (
Hardy, Sr., when it came to hiding
the juicy possum away. Alex Kairley
started in the race and broke a cutf
in the fiirst lap.
Adolph Popper jumped in but soon
got corked ; John Gibbs trotted a few
laps and punctured a tire, but Jim
Dudley reached the third (hind)
quarter, Price Jones, C. C. Marriott,
Berry Bowlen, Ed. Hulett and Pleas
Bonine tried to head him off on the
home stretch, but they were all laid
out when Hardy came under the
wire with a possum leg in one hand
and a hunk of corn bread in the
other, with a deep dark red smile on
on his face. "Tufers" and a night
mare followed, but the members
present were willing that any old
thing might worry them in their sweet
dreams, provided they were per
mitted to enjoy the Missourian's old
stand-by, a well mixed possum suppci.
and this one was up to the standard.,
we can assure you.
Election ol Officers.
At the regular communication ui
Versailles Chapter, No. 72, R, A.
MM next Saturday night, Dec. 8tliu
election of officers for the ensuing
year will be a part of the regular or
der of business. A full attendance H'
P. Gk Woods, H. P.
J. Mv Cmkton, Secy.
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.
See 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
suiprise 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 all know
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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
the same. .
A Special vSale on
As long as they last, Men's Suits, sizes from e
34 to 44, regular price $10,00, in this Sale at PJ
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.