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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles. Mo., Thursday -Morning, Deo. SO, 1906.
STILL MORE LOCAL NEWS.
Mr. Markham, of .Kansas City,
who bought the G. W, Farris farm
southeast of town, was here looking it
over, but we did not learn if he will
move to it.
The masons have the walls of the
new Oddfellow building about com
pleted, the slate for the roof is here,
and now it is up to the carpenters,
and they propose to finish it up ready
for occupancyin two weeks.
George Huffman, 7 years of age,
who lives with his Uncle, W. B. More
land, fell Sunday evening, while run
ning in front of their home in the
northeast part ot town, and broke his
left collar bone. The injury will lay
the little fellow up for some time to
The Versailles and Sedalia rail road
company are begining to roll in the
coal from the coal field five miles
northwest of Versailles. They also
have one of the largest clay fields in
the country, and we understand that
they expect soon to be in shape to
begin shipping clay. Morgan coun
ty's clay and coal ought to make Ver
sailles one of the great manufacturing
centers of the state.
- Well, the boys can put away their
- guns, or ought to put them away, for
the hunting season, legally speaking,
is over. The quail shooting has been
very fine in this county this season,
and now that the season is over every
one ought to respect the law, , if he
don't respect it, he ought to be "pull
ed." A society in this, and every
other county, ought to be formed
among the sportsmen, with a little
luuu laiacu, tut win.' kc mat me
game and fish laws are fully observed.
This ought to be done in self defense.
By speciaj dispensation of Grand
Master Kaston, I. O. O. F., every
Odd Fellow 1nlge in the State will
meet Thursday night, Dec. 20, when
there will be over 700 lodges in ses
sion at the same time. Versailles
Lodge expects to do some degree
work that night, as the Grand Master
requests every lodge to initiate at
least one candidate. Better come
out and see. " "'
Christian Church Service.
It is urgently requested by the Of
ficial Board of the Church, that all
members of the congregation attend
he services at the church in this city
next Sunday morning at eleven
o'clock. In addition to the usual
service the Board desires to report to
the congregation its action in the
matter of securing a minister, and to
take such further action as the needs
of the church may require. Those
not members of the congregaton are
also invited to the service.
A. I.. Ross, Clerk.
Mrs. P- J. Foroault Dead.
Mrs. P. J. Forcault, who with her
husband, of Pittsburg, Kan., came
here last week to visit her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Morrow, died at
their home Monday afternoon. She
leaves an infant daughter and hus
band, parents and Iricnds to mourn
her sudden departure. A good part
of her life was spent in Versailles,
where she had a host of friends.
Funeral rervices were held the Mor
row residence at 1:30 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. Iotermeot in
the City Cemeteey.
The eloc itionary entertainment
given by Miss Am ic J,ewis Sims, of
this city, at the Opera House Mon
day evening, proved one of the most
pronounced successes that we have
bad for a long time, iu fact there has
never been a more successful enter
tainment given along this line than
the one given by Miss Sims Monday
night. The Opera House was well
filled by a most appreciative audience
which, a part of the time was laugh
ing and loudly applauding the speak
er, and a part of the time was making
mysterious movements with hanker
chiefs about the eyes, depending of
course on the characters so faithfully
represented by the artist on the stage.
It will be a long time before those at
tending will forget "the camp meet
ing at Bluff Springs," "naughty Zell,"
"Aunt Sarah on bicycles" etc. Miss
Sims certainly done herself proud and
is entitled to, and worthy of a full
house whereever she carries out the
program rendered last Monday night.
Trie vocal music by Miss Ross Wit-
ten, Miss Josie Biersach, Rev. Boaz,
Mrs. Simons ana Mat Joacnimi was
up to their usual high standard, and
the same can be said of the instru
mental music by Miss Walt Gunn,
Miss Bryant Howard, Gladys and
Elsworth Gwynn. We will just say
in conclusion that it was a first class,
high grade, and in every way com
mendable entertainment, and we arc
proud to say that it was all Versailles
A Letter From Oregon.
Turner, Oregon Dec. 12th, 1900.
Editor Morgan County Rf.puhi.ica n :
As requested by you I will drop you a
few lilies for your paper as some of the
old Morgan County people would like to
hear from ut. We arc 60 miles South
from Portland and 7 mites South of
Salem, the Capitol, at Turner, Marion
County, Oregon, in the Willamette
Valley. This is California improved
with a Kite, in are rain.
Our timber here i principally-oak and
fir I meaBued a fir pole 011 the fence this
morning, it was 4 inches at the but
and 2 inches at top, and was 42 feet
long. Now if you don't believe this ask
James Hatfield, as he lived here several
years ago, and I know he can prove it
by John II. Snorgrass. There is plenty
of fir trees here 6 feet thr.mgh. It keeps
warm here and grass green and nice. I
have eaten 1) nek berries off of the briars
since I came here. Strawberries iu
bloom, flowers in bloom. What do you
think the ''little Lawyer" would do with
a coon up one ofyour big fir trees 6 feet
through and 20) feet high, when he
backed up to it. There is no possums
here and uo Negro to roast his coou.
Well t am beginning to' get like the
When I left Versailles I weighed I7O
lbs. and to-day I weigh 184 lbs. So you
can see I aut having my health. We
have fine neijhbors. They brought
four wagons when uiy car arrived and
helped me move and would not take
anything for their help, so you ean see
they do not aim to bleed a mau to death
the first day bare. We do not lack for
scenery, From here you can see eight
snow caps; three iu Washington, Mt
Rainier, 14,Sj2 feet, Mt Adams, l2,47o
feet, Mt. St. Helena 9,751 feet. I'ive in
Oregon; Mt. Hood, 11,225 feet; Mt.
Jefferson, 10,200 feet, and the three
sisters (South Peak) 10,200 feet. There
are more iu Oregon but not in sight of
here. Good water and land and plenty
of fruit. There was bushels of prunes
went to waste for want of help and
driers, and plenty of apple- going to
waste and can't get cars to ship their
lumber to market. There seems to be
shortage of cars every where. Land
here is like there, runs from $30 to $100
per acre Turkeys 17c gross and
Itltfc net, . hickeua live 12'Jc? egga 40e
per dozen; butter 20c per th , hogs Cc
per lb., pork ;c; cattle 2tf to 3c;
cows fan to (10; horses run from $200 lo
$450 per span, for very heavy horses
sheep from $1 to $6 a head: goats $.1
to 1 1 per head; wheat 65c; oats Sue
flour f I.M) to 4 00: bran f 17, shorts $18
per tou. All girtleii truck does well
Cabbage weigh U to 12 lb., cauliflower
6 and 7 lb , fine carro.e, rutabagas
turu'ps and beets, onions and potati-eM,
I'otat'jes ase .15c p r bushel. I hope the
IJdit-ir and his .family are safely houied
iu Versailles by this time.
v Your Kcspty.,
O. W. I'aimi
Chapter 0a Mall Orsler Houses.
If HOMK TRADR WKUK RUINRO.
"There is still one more thing to bear
in mind and which we think a serious
one. Supposing the mail order houses
could sell goods cheaper and everybody
would order their goods from them the
local stores would soon be no more; you
would then be obliged to send for every
thing. Remember, a store cannot be
kept up with the small purchases if the
money is sent away for the big things.
Vou have then succeeded iu ruining your
home trade; you have then helped to
build up an enormous corporation in
some far-away city. Vour home con
sumption and market would decrease
the value of your farms, or houses would
get less valuabte, as you "well know if a
town goes back the value of it and its
surroundings decrease. Send your
money away, you get nothing but the
goods; soend it at borne and it will come
back to you in better t .wns, better
stores, better schools, better churches
and better social advantages.
"Is not the building up of your small
town more to you than the building up
of soma far-away city? Is it not a fact
that if our town had 10,000 pupulation
instead of 1,000 it would be better for us
all. Would there not be much more
employment; would not these people
comsume more products and consequent
ly make a better market; would not the
small homes with one lot be doubled in
value and every farm within a radius of
ten utiles be worth $10 to (50 an acre
uiorc? Then, is it only a good thing for
the merchant or tradesman if you buy of
him? Is it not just as good a thing for
What Is Trim Citizknsiiif.
When you are in need and deserve it
your home merchant wilt help you out.
He helps to keep up the school and
churches. He contributes bis share for
roads, etc. Where there is need for
special fund he usually heads the list;
when there is a picnic or fair for church
or society tie is usually mere; mat 1
why we say yon get more. than the mere
goods from your home dealers. Another
thing, you probably have a family'
sometime one of your sons may think of
going into business for himself. Where
is there a ihance.for the young man with
limited capital to ever become
merchant when the people send their
money to build up these gigantic
corporations to compete with your sou or
"True citizenship is not all in lally
around the 'Star Spangled Isanncr' of
our country and singing 'ilail Columbia.'
The spirit of true patriotism is shown by
the man who patronizes home industry
first, last and all the tune.
It is quite amusing to read the
smooth talk they use in their catalogues
to deceive the readers to send the'r
orders. They say goods are sent in
plain packages because many merchants
who buy of thrra to sell again object to
having their name appear on the boxes
etc. we want to tell you tnat we
honestly believe that not a single tuer
chant in this United Mates nas ever
ordered any goods from these concerns.
He cannot buy from them and stay in
business. The statement is made to
make you, Mr, Reader, lielieve that you
can buy as cheap as your local merchant
Does Mr. Mail Order ever oiler to
buy your butter, eggs, potatoes, or other
products, and give you a cent or two
more then the market affords? No; all
he asks for is your cash nothing else.
Now be ho'neot, yourself, buy at
home, help support your own town
Make your owu homes more valuable
Put dollars in your purse. Let Mr.
Humbug sell iu hii own town. Instead
of him tooling you, you fool him by-
trading at Home."
In our trip to southwest Missouri
last week we went by way of Kansas
City, and from Kansas City we secur
ed passage over the Frisco, which
took us down through the eastern
edge of Kansas, which is claimed to
be the garden spot of the state.
While we are willing to admit than
Kansas is a great state, yet we could
not help but notice the run-down-at-the-heel
appearance of the Kansas
towns between Kansas City and Ft.
Scott. They did hot look bright and
prosperous like the Missouri towns be
tween Ft. Scott and Springfield. Wc
believe it it possible lor a Mitsoiirlan
to tell the difference - when he crosses
C. V. N HUDSON, CHar M.a.f.efcer.
(Factory vtt John W. Knoop's wore.)
Brands : Congress I'erfcctos, 50 in box, $3.00
" " " 25 in box, 1.60
" Hudson, 50 in box, 1.76
" " 25 in box, 1.00
" Little Hudson, 50 in box, 1.75
" Models, 50 in box, 1.25
Your patronage solicited.
the line on the west. You have all
heard the story of the Missourian
who was making a trip to Kansas on
foot, and when near the boundary fell
in with a Kansan, also afoot, who was
returning home from a visit to his
wifes' folks in old Missouri. They
had not journeyed far when the
Missourian said: "We are now in
Kansas." This astonished the Kan
san, as there was no sign to show the
boundary line, and he wanted to
know how the Missourian knew when
0 had crossed the line. His answer
was "Whenever I step into Kansas
I feel like stealing something." We
don't suppose it has. the same effect
on every one, but there is a differ
ence. Probably it vwmld be the same
going over into Iowa or Illinois. We
have nothing to say about crossing
the line into Arkansas. A Missourian
certainly does not like to admit that
Kansas is ahead of the Inperial State
in any thing, but there was one thing
we noticed, that compels us to admit
that Kansas is ahead of us, and that
is as a graveyard no grubs, brush
or stone, and the digging is certainly
easy, but we wonld rather take our
chances awaiting Gabriel's call in old
THEY ARE CONING.
Madrigal Lady Entertainers.
The Ladits Progress Club will give
the second entertainment of the Mid
land Lyceum course on Monday eve
ning, December 31. On this date
the Madrig.il lady Kntcrtaincrs wilt
be the attraction. This is one of the
best entertainments in the course and
high class in every particular. As
the ladies who have taken it upon
themselves to give our people some
thing in the way of standard attrac
tions, every citizen of Versailles
should encourage them by their pres
ence on the above mentioned occa
Proceedings Circuit Court.
RKCUI.AR DKCfiSWKR Tl'.KM 1000.
Parole for the following parties con.
tinned: J. O. Smith, Asa S. Sturgeon)
James Adams, Kbb Titus, ('.to. TiOut
wine, las. A. Green, A. W. JoIIiihoIi
and L. M. Bass.
State vs. Iintmctt McDonald, rape.
State vs. Win Washburn, ftloiiiohs
attault. Trial by Jury, failure to agree
State vs. Win limery, earring con
cealed weapons. Continued on upplica
tlou of deft, autl at his cost
State vs. Richard Aldrege, selling
liquor without license Trial by court
atid verdict of acrjuittal.
State vs. Walt Sparks, earning
concealed wespons. Nollicd.
State vs. John Padgett, Sam McClan.i
han, J. K. Calliccolte and Walt Spark v.
Severance granted Sparks, trial by jury
and verdict of acquital.
City of Versailles vs. Sam Wash bun,
disturbing peace. Coutinued b
State vs. John Stevens and Ben In
man, "gaming. Stevens plead guilty,
fined $100. Paroled on condition of
payment of costs, and keeping the law.
State vs. William 1 Ionian and Charlc
Moness, gaining. Doth plead guilty
and fined $25 etch, paroled on condition
of payment of costs and keeping the law.
State, vs. T. J. Gibbs, gaming. Coin
tinued by consent.
State vs. Will McKinley, carrying
concealed weapons. Continued.
State Vs. Will McKinley, assault.
Plead guilty and fined 15.
State vs. Will Christian and W
Fowler, rape. Continued by consent.
.tate vs. Alf Meyers and Jauirs
Meyers, assault. Continued on applica
tion of state.
State vs. Beale Martin, illegal Voting.
Trial by jury, convicted and fined $50.
State vs. J. W. Allee forgery. In
fomation filed; Motion for new inn)
filed. Motion in arrest filed.
A. C. Berry vs. Mo. Pae. Ry. Co., dam
William Cocs er vs. Unknown heirs nf
Jas. Stephens, to quiet title. Decree fur
Versailles ft Sedalia R. R. Co, f.
Geo. It., Petty, et al.- Plff. dismisses a.
to atft. Petty. Amos Knoop appointed
O. A. fWrainordefta.' V. & A. an
swers. Plrt. dismisses.
Samuel R. Moss vs. Mo. Puc. Ry. Co.,
damages. Time for filing bill of excep
tions extended to July 1st, PJO7.
Hiram U. Page vs. Alma Page, et al.
Partition. Report of sale approved, of
fer of distribution.
S. I. Gibwn vs. Henry Jones and Mil
thaj.jones, suit on note. Judgment by
default, for plff. for $1772.00, interest ut
H per cent.
W.J. Pin ley vs J. C. Sparks, et al,
suit on note. Dismissed as to Spark.
udgmeut against remaining defendant!1
M M. Morelaud vs. I, P. Morclatid,
equity. Motion for new trial overruled.
Appeal granted to Spurcme Court. Uoni
fixed at $7)0 Oil.
William McDonald vs. Richard Mo-
Donald, injunction. Dismissed by plff.
Prank Alfter vs. James M. Alfter, el
al, partition. Decree in partition and
order of sale.
David Williams vft. Giles L. Williams,
et al, partition. Decree of partition ami
order of sale
Matilda Klein, et al, vs. Ernest Kleiiv.
partition. Jacob Stratcu, Julius Nelzert
and Geo. P. Clark appointed commission
ers to s.-t off homestead to widow ami
minor. Decree (n partition.
Mattle Monsces, et al, vs. J. Henry
Menaces, partition. Report of com'rt-.
filed. Report set aside. J. J. Jones, Al'
Weuger and J, W. Kaufman appoint
Wiseman Marriott vs. Hardin L. Mar
riott, et al, partition. Decree of paritioit
and order of sale.
Maggie h. Wullerltilfe, bt a), vs. 15. W.
Waltermire, partition, Sheriff files re.
xjrt of sale and same approved. Order
Willielmlna Brslid vs. Jamea I,. Mar
tin, to quiet title. Decree for plff,
Wilbclmlnn Brand vs. Bery F. Hanv
melt, lo quiet title continued.
Albert McKiustry Vs. b'nknwn belrv
of James C. Goodrich, to quiet title, De
cree for plff.
Oliver P. Bond, et al, v. Lucy Hicks,
et al, to quiet title. Proof of publication
and decree for plff.
Frieda Hei mcycr vs. August litis
meyer, divorce, Decree for plff,
L. Foster vs. N. A. Foster, divorcr.
Answer filed. Motion for alimony pend
John h. Young vs. F.llzabelh F. Voting
divorce. Hearing and divorce denied
John W. Hughes vs. Myrtle Hught,
divorce. Decree for plff. and custody ot
Court adjourntd to Jam 2nd loQTi