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CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING,
Versailles, MoM Thursday Morning, Jan. 3, 1907.
Hon. K. A. Nohflkot was in the
city Tuesday. He went from here to
St. Louis, where the committee ex
nmining the state institutions will
:losc their work, and be ready to re
port, early In the session, the extent
of their investigations. Mr. Norflcet
has in his tour of the state institu
tions, picked up material (or two bills,
which he wilt introduce in the House
of Representatives,' find which should
become law. One is that on the board
of each state asylum' our member
should be a well equipped and spec
tally educated person, thoroughly ac
quainted with all forms of insanity,
and the best treatment for same. The
other is a bill whereby all architects
on state buildings will be debarred
from contracting in any way for any
part of the work of such building
The law at present allows an archi
tect five per cent of the cost of build
ing for the plans and superintending
the erection, and at the same time he
may be a contractor, or partner in a
company for the erection of the build
ing, in which case the state might get
the worst of the ileal in faulty or
cheap work and material of the con
tractor being passed by the architect
About forty of the friends and
neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Todd, under the leadership of Rev
W. S. Emory and Hon. John F.
Gibbs, gave them a genuine surprise
at their pleasant home on East Jasper
street Tuesday evening, Jan. 1st,
1007, it being their wedding anni
versary. After the reason of so large a
gathering at such an unnsual hour
was fully explained by, Hon. Gibbs,
and the numerous and beautiful gifts
presented the assembled host pro
cecded to enjoy themselves in playing
various names, singing and instru
mental music, for fully three hours
when an elegant lunch was served by
the good ladies, which was fully ap
prcciated. When the clock struck 12
Rev. Emory offered an earnest prayer
for the bride and groom, the house
hold and all present, and good nights
were spoken and all returned to their
homes well satisfied with the pleasant
time. All in all it was a very enjoy
able occasion, and speaks much for
the social relations and friendship of
the good people of Versailles.
Only one pair issued since our last
j Wm. Hollandsworth, Kldon
I Mattie Webb, Eldon
Crewson & Harrison made a sale of
the I. H. Ernest farm near Proctor
Monday, to Jas. Rains considera
J. H. KhCU, ot Uc boto, MO., IS
Visiting here and looking over this
section with a view of finding a loca
tion. We hope he may succeed.
Peter Jackson, porter for the City
Hotel, while the celebration of the
New Year was in progress, was shot
in the face with bird shot, one shot
henetrating his eye. He went to
St. Louis to have his eye treated, i
hopes of saving the sight. No clue
as to the man behind the gun.
The Dainty Commedicnne, Grace
Man-Doll and a strong supporting
company comes to the Krauss Opera
it t?:.i i j.i.
iXluusc, rriuay evening, juii. -jiii
jvwhen they will present the successful
8ensational Melo-Drama, "Queen of
$ the Rockies." They come to Ver
saillcs, with the highest encomiums of
the )ress and public wherever they
If you want a Notary Public don't for
get ihc'l'hoiic ?i7, or rail ut loom I) Ma
Soil & Hardy Uldit. Chas. W. Kava
ttaugh, The Abst.-actcri
Ben. Hcrrington returned from a
business trip to Kansas City, Tuesday
F. M. Long, of Laplata, Mo., came
in Tuesday tj uok after interests in
the south part of the county
Mr. Campbell, of Cooper county,
was viewing our city this week, we
think, with the intention of locating
S. Mi Merriott who is attending
the William Jewell College, at Liber
ty, Mo., is visiting relatives and
friends here ' is week.
J. J. Jones, oi Glenstcd, was trans
acting business in the city Wednes
day, and took time to call and make
himself solid with the Republican for
The Versailles Laundry, after pay
ing out a small fortune for having wa
ter hauled proceeded to sink a well,
and on Wednesday struck a stream of
four gallons a minute, and have water
a-plenty and fired the water wagon.
1007 was ushered in by the whistle
of the Electric Light Plant, ringing of
the church bells and the firing of re
volvers, shot guns and muskets, and
our first thought, on being awakened,
was a big fire, but not seeing any
blaze we tumbled to the fact that a
new year was born, and it came in so
noisily it certainly was a lusty young
ster, and promises big things for the
coming twelve months.
In a wreck on the B. & O. in the
subuibs of Washington, D. C, at
6:30 Sunday evening about forty were
killed and one hundretl injured, many
of the latter mortally. The passenger
train was standing at Terra Cotta sta
tion when a train of empty passenger
cars, at a high rate of speed, dashed
into the rear end of the loaded train,
telccoping three cars, which were
crowded with passengers.
"Queen of the Rockies," which
comes to the Krauss Opera House,
Friday evening Jan. 4th, is said to be
one of the most pleasing Melo-Dra-ma's,
picturing every day life in the
West, that has ever been written. Its
naturalness and simplicity and withal
its great human interest makes it a
play that charms and fascinates. One
moment you are sailing along on a sea
of sentiment when along comes a
wave of merriment which makes us
forget the pathos of a moment ago, but
tm; author has so well constructed the
that the interest never waivers.
Umelich Highly Honored.
Oil J P. Gmelich has been paid the
high compliment of having his bond as
Slate Treasurer made by his friends and
neighbors, nearly all of Cooper county,
without the asking.
The bond is $j()0.()(V) and it is necess
ary to renew it every two jears. This
t me it was filled without his askng any
To receive such a compliment nt the
hands of those who know him best is a
much greater honor tluu the office Itself.
Junketing1 Committee Visits
School oi Mines-
Rolla, Mo., December 28. The
junketing committee appointed by
Gov. Folk to visit all the state insti
tutions and make a report to the leg
islature, recommending the needs of
each, was in Rolla today inspecting
the schools i ' mines and metallurgy
and the bureau of geology. The com
mittee is composed of Senator K. R.
Davis, of Oregon county, Representa
tives John A. Woods, of Howard
county, and A. R. Norfleet, of Mor
gan county, with James Golden, of
Jefferson City, as clerk. The com
mittee was highly pleased with the
conditions at the school of mines.
The committee left this afternoon for
St. James to inspect the state federal
soldiers' home at that place.
Progress of the Square Deal in
Encouraging progress in reform
has been made in the year 1006. In
the nation, in states and in cities the
general movement that began with
the advent of President Roosevelt has
borne substantial fruit in the twelve
months now ending. While much
remains to be done, proper con
sideration of the inevitable slowness
of civic reformation must be shown
and a due appreciation of what has
been accomplished should be man
ifested. The greatest steps in the year were
taken by Congress tn the enactment
of the Rate law, the Pure Food law
and the Meat Inspection law. The
scope and character of this legislation
are not yet fully uuderstood by the
oountry at large. Assuming that it is
all sound enough to withstand the
scrutiny of the United States Supreme
court, this legislation is the best ever
enacted for the enforcement of fair
dealing in interstate commerce and
for the protection of the public
againt impurities in the food
supplies. Incidentally the graft that
lies in rebating has been almost
wholly eliminated and that of food
adulteration has been greatly lessen
ed. It is not enough that the people
should have a Square Deal, but it is
importent that business should be
cleansed of crime, even for the sake
of those who have wittingly or un
wittingly fallen into criminal prac
The work of prosecuting the .trusts
has moved forward during the year.
Standard Oil has been vigorously and
effectively assaulted and is being
brought to terms by degrees. The
Sugar trust has been prosecuted and
fined. The movement against the
Paper frust has been successful so
far. The principal Packing trust
cases were never tried on their
merits, thanks to Judge Humphreys,
who threw them out ot court on a
demurre. A number of roilwpy men
and trust men have been convicted,
some of them under the old con
spiracy act, which was unearthed
by Attorney General Moody and now
serves to supplement the general
regulative laws with a criminal statute
that is hard to dodge. The cnor
mous land frauds, the extent of
which is not yet known, arc under
investigation. The Steel trust is pre
paring to det'end itsself. Discrimina
tions by railroads through officials
owning gratuitous stocks in mining
companies or other shipping concerns
have been checked.
And at the close of the year Presi
dent Roosevelt, in addressing Con
has outlined a reform
gramme of vast reach and import
ance. The reliospect is gratifying
and the outlook is encouraging. The
doctrine of the Square Deal has
gained prestige in 1000. Kansas
Of course congressional salaries should
le increased, Satialor Ilailey of Texas
admits he was forced to borrow hundreds
of dollars troin II, Clay Pierce. And
look at Depew and.I'ultc" ud Warren
.! ..fi-l. II I .... .
noi 10 mention .uucnen a i uuriuii.
This, from the Spring Hill New Km
indicates that there is a Hammer and
Padlock club in Spring Hill: "The
kickers on the farm nrc not so hard to
get along with as the kicktrs in town
On the farm there is the kicking cow
and onr long-?ared friend, the mule
while in town there in the old inossbafck
who wants all the numic pal improve
ments without paying for them. The
Cow may be sold for beef, the mule trad
ed for n shoigun, but nothing hut
funeral will get rid of the town kiuker."
L. K. Mayers, of Windsor, is here
buying mules this week.
C. H. Price, last week, bought of
Sims & Hughes thirty 2-year-old
corn-fed heifers, for which he paid a
good price. They will be placed in
his feed lot and slaughtered as he
needs them for his meat market.
The entertainment given by the
Madrigal Entertainers at the Opera
House was fully up to expectations,
and one of the best of the series. The
Opera House was comfortably filled
by an appreciative audience, and en
cores were numerous. The Progress
Club is to be complimented on its
success so far. May the attractions
to follow be as good.
Since the Municipal Electric Light
Plant has become a Commercial Light
Phnt, and the street lights cut out,
lanterns are again articles of staple
merchandise. The query ist How
do the tax payers, who have no elec
tric lights, like the idea of helping to
pay for those who have? It also brings
up another old query! "where was
Moses, when the light went out?"
Eleotlon 01 Officers.
At the mceing last Friday night
Versailles Lodge, No. 100, A. O. U.
W., elected the following officers for
the ensuing term. James Askew, M.
W; John Wassung, P. M. W; Geo.
Dcskin, F; Geo. Decker, G; E. C.
Morgan, Recorder; W. L. Stephens,
Fin ; W. M. Gardcnhire, Rec ; D. L.
Williams, I. W; L. H. Potter, O. W;
Drs. J. T. Heale and D. A. Varncll,
Mary and Fannie Milburn went to
Lizzie Holloway is ou the sick list this
Revs. Kennev Moon and McClellau
attended the Baptist Sunday School Con
vention at Syracuse last week.
Joe Milburn, Francis Waltermycr,
I,. R. Hawks and John Holloway attend'
cd Masonic Lodge at Tipton last Thurs
day night to witness work in the third
degree. They report a splendid time.
Joel Daniels of St. Louis visited relo
tivse here last week.
Ruby Kaufluian of Garden city visited
thvi Kuuffman families here last week.
Abe Driver started on his southern
tour last Tuesday.
Miss Mary Kauffmnn visited at
Ilonncville laat week.
John Kainer h is returned to Goshen,
Miss Khetta Doll and Mrs Laura
Thomason arc visiting Mrs. Dale.
Pert and Norman Tnlbjtt visited at
Fortuua last week.
Mary Rutner spent Christmas at home
Distemper is very bad among horses.
Prank Hayes and Miss Fulks were
married Christmas week.
Miss Hiekam visited her sister Mrs. I
Karl Lyles of Lath and Miss Rose
Hall were married on Christmas day.
John and Brooks Todd attended the
The weather is so disagree ible people
cannot do their work.
Mrs. Charley Hall is dangerously ill,
Dr. L. F. Murray of Holden was called
to sec her.
There comes times when we
know which way to turn, or which way
to look for aid. No man or woman lives
to i, " T-ge without going through
some hard places. Hitter experience
comes to the heart. Dear ones are taken
away Riches are dissipated. The
ttu'vteri prove unworthy of confidence,
arid the soul of one is like a ship beutcti
by the wind and tossed by the waves.
Dut there is only outs way to look. Look
up. There far above the black dlditds
forever shines the blue. There, some
times out of sight, but inexpressibly near
to the frail one that seeks His help, is
the Friend who is ever gracious. Wheu
we 'ire hedged in and go groping in the
dark wilderness of dlspalr, his angels
are ever ready to take you by the hand
1 ..w T?
UU.t lean J Uli lUl.Mi
At the Court House.
January tst, igOV.did not make any
changes at the court house. Wes Thoir.
as and his good looking deputy, Sella n
Hep, still hold down the circuit clerk am)
recorder's offices, and will continue in
strictly attend to business for anotbe:
four years. Judge Neville still occupies
hit old room, and will continue to looV
after the interests of the widows and or
phans honestly and efficiently. Treasur
er Johnson will continue to handle the
county's cash and every cent will be nc
counted for. Prosecuting attorney Agcc
and his able assistant, Capt, Legerc, wil
see that justice is administered, and
wrong-doers punished as in the past.
Sheriff Willson will assist Agee and
Capt. Lagere in up holding the law,
and make Morgan a law-abiding count .
County Clerk Huck will take charge of
the county clerk's office next Monday,
and will be ably assisted by Alf Hums n
deputy. The new county court, which
will meet the first Monday in Feb., is tin
same associate judges, with John Ktdwell,
the new presiding judge, and in then
hands the interests of the taxpayers will
be looked after, and the business of th
county administered in a business wav
Surveyor Stevenson and Coroner Braden
arc ready for business. "Mark" lltn-
nay, the only black sheep in the flock.,
won't get his nose in the trough until
March, as Collector Hardy has a lea'l
pipe cinch on that job until then. Al
together our county officers are a model
set of men, honest, upright and efficient,
and with the exception of Wes Thomas,
all are good looking, in fact handsomr
Why He Looked That Way.
A Northern man visiting in a Southern
town announced that he could tell a
man's political tendencies by lookiug ni
his face. His auditois looked atone an
other with Incredulity.
"Well, I seldom make a mitttakc
You," he said, indicating one of the
group nt ut him, "arc a McKinley niau,
"That's rijjlt," said the man referred
"You," pointing at another, "arc .i
"Yes, that is so," answered he. And
the crowd began to sit up and Uk
notice. "You," addressing a third, "are a
"You're wrong there. I'm sick; that's
what makes me look that way." Hel
Rules Of Llf o.
Do not worry.
Keep sweet. Vinegar in a jug is .i
good thing, but in people it is a
Never depart from the truth.
Never blame another when it is possi
ble to blme yourself.
Tonch elbows vMth the rank and file.
Speak every day to some one whom
you know to be yout inferior.
Ask no impertinent questions.
Keep your discouragement to yourself,
hidiug them from the world with a
cheerfuf exterior for your own sake ami
for those around you.
"To thine own self he true; and it
must follow, as the night the day, thou
canst not then be lube to any man."
Look before you leap.
Traveling on tho Editor's Pass.
A certain lawyer says that many year
ngo he went to a Western state, but, a?
he got no clients and stood a good chance
of starving to death, he decided to return
eastward again. Without any money,
he got into the train for Nashville, Ten
ncscc, intending to seek employment ai
reporter on one of the daily newspapers
When the conductor called for his ticket
I he said:
"I am on the ktaff of , of NaMi-
ville; I suppose you will pass inef"
The conductor looked at him sharply
"The editor of that paper is in the
smoker. Come with me. If he identifii
you, all right.'
He followed the conductor into the
smoker; the situation was explained.
"Oh, yes, I recognize him as one of the
staff! It is'all right."
before leaving the train, the lawyer n
gain sought the editor,
"Why did you say you rcc'gnlred nuc
I'm not on your p.ipcr."
"I'm not the cditsr, either, I'm trnve'
iug on his pass,-and was scared to dent'i
lest you should give me away." Fourth