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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles. Mo., Thursday Morning, May S3, 1912.
A very bold and audacious lie,
wearing the garb of truth, has been
inrading the streets of Versailles for
nunv days. It has been talked on
the streets, yes, and in the lodge
rooms, that fraternity in Versailles
was a dead thing, that the true broth
erhood of man was Unknown. And,
from the slim attendance and small
Interest taken in most of our fraterni
se it would anuear to be true. But
from our experience we have found
our Versaillis brethren to be as big
hearted, as true, loving, helpful breth
ren as the world knows, when the
call for help is made, and prove the
everlasting truth ol the Fatherhood
.V .1 -...I .t.n TlrMU.-rVinnrl of man.
fst uuu. aim nn. -
, A friend in conversation some time
ago, was talking of the social, politi
cal and religious standing of our
country, and he was fearful that the
United States wu3 almost due for
Judgment. Well, it appears that way,
and very properly, for our country
niw is a CiiKisri.nss Nation, and
must, as all, nations who have for
gotten God and denied His Christ,
pass under the rod, and pay the pen-
'alty, whatever it may be; and having
passed through the fire, purified, may
it again take its place as the leader,
the b.inner bearer for God and His
Christ; "of peace on earth, good will
Fish worms and fish ate going to
hate a pretty stormy time now for
! .... 'I I,.. Wi l,n urVinn1 '
J not much more than quit ringing
! boys could be seen going towards mc
,bick yards with a madc and can, or
j off towards the back yards with a
,' spake anil can, or off towards the
creek with a fi.ih pole.
Manrcl Morris has a new automo
bile and from now on about all he
will have to do woiry about will be,
bow to keep in gasoline. The small
er girls arc beginning to tell Mancel
' that he is about the nicest boy in
t wn. Ilebito'j if he catches on
,-nnd lakes them riding.
Decoration Day Proclamation
For more than three decades the
American people have followed the
beautiful custom of setting apart one
day in the glad spring time in mem
ory of our dead. Beginning first as
a memorial of those who lost their
lives gallantly wearing "The Jllu
and the Gray" it has of late years
Jbeen set apart for the remembrance
of all who have passed on by keeping
them in memory and the decorating
of their graves. We sincerely hope
that we may all gather at our "Silent
Sleeping City of the Dead" on this
dav. when the renewed growth of
nature gives 44s a splendid type of an
Now, therefore, I, F. D. Harrison,
Mayor of the City of Versailles, Mis
souri, do hereby set apart and desig
nate Thursday, the 30th day of May,
1012, as our annual Decoration Day,
and do most carnes.ly request that all
our people gather at the Cemetery on
the afternoon of that day, and by
suitable exercises worthily keep up
this beautiful custom, and 1 do furth
er request that all refrain, so far as
possible, from their usual avocation i
on that day, especially between one
o'clock and five o'clock in the alkr
noon. I further earnestly request
that all of our citizens having lots in
the city cemetery have them in as
good a condition as possible by that
Given under my hand this 21st day
of May, 1012.
F. D. Hakrison, Mayor.
The W. M. S., of the Church of
God, will serve agood2o'cent supper
on the lawn at Antioch June 1st Sat
urday evening. Miss Hershey, a
returned missionary from India, it
expected present. Orchestra music.
Ixok for full program in next week's
issue. hverynotty come ana enjoy
the evening and help the women.
I. Ossman, Pastor.
Mrs. Gk.oroia Mukky, Pres. M. M. S.
You will find Ilargains-in hats and
flowers, work guaranteed to please
We have not said much about the
political situation lately as there has
been little to say. Col. Roosevelt and
President Taft seem to be doing all
the scrapping that is necessary for the
Republicans while the democrats are
attencing to their part of the buincss.
Its very hard to say now just what
will happen. Ohio, Mr. Tafts home
state, going to Roosovelt has been a
wonderful lift to the Colonel and his
mauager claims it really settles the
matter. The ex-president has been
gaining rapidly in the last few weeks
and with his wonderful vote getting
qualities will probably land at thetopj
Speaker Clark has been showing up
in a most satisfactory way to his Mo.
friends and the great surprise is. that
Gov. Harmon has fallen clown the
way he has, when apparently he is
the logical card. date of his party. Mr.
Hryan has probably done much to
turn the tide against Harmon and
Mr. Bryan may be THE man in the
wind up. The fact is, with the largest
independent vote in the country to
day that we have ever had its mighty
hard to tell where lighteuiug will
strike. There is just as much, or
more uncertainty regarding the gov
cnorship of this state. No one seems
to have any idea where it will go, or
who the candidates ot either party
will be. No doubt it will all come out
for the best and we will all work to
Voil and cashmere skirts see
J. W. Knoop
No girl ever despairs of milking an eli
gible match hs long as she can afford an
afternoon and evening gown.
Those men who arc continually' run
ning in debt might learn to crawl out by
itching the babyonce in awhile.
Most men can talk more fiecly about
the needs of their country than they can
about the needs of their family.
"20 Years in Sing Sing"
A 3 rr-el feature wiih a lecturer
w II be at The Royal Theatre toon.
' Watch for the date. Don't miss it.
Miss. Alpha Stevens and Howard
Stcveus left for El Reno Tuesday of
.hi-, witk to visit friends. Alpha want-
il to go .if course and will have a
pleasant time but there is one thing
sure, if Howard had failed to get
down there much longer he would
have been under the doctors care.
Oh well, we dont blame him much
"The world loves a &c."
John G. Wuten, who is traveling
for a rlothire rimpany, is home lor
a lew days.
Parties who feel that its a great
trial to attend chinch for week or
so ought to be cu ournged by the
Mrk lli.nrv Prvrir nnrl hir
Cl (II ..! .....I J
daughter Annabel! 1 are setting every
j day in the week. I hey live about two
' miles iind a liiilt liom Versailles on
the "Hazel-brush r inch" and yet the
night is n-ver too 1 tr U nor the road
1 to uinuddy t keep them from com
) ing in. As religio'is attenders they
, hav no equal an I iui5ht to be a liv-
a.A walking exm. ile to those who
h ivo the lir..d lei lins.
An old fashioned rovival is going.
Shouts are heard in the camp. About
twenty professions and large atten
dance. Day meetings fine. Prof.
Hoggins and choir are waking up
the .echoes. Combined choirs of
about sixty are doing noble work.
Evangelist Bell speaks at 10:00 a. m.
and 7:30 p. m. every day except
Open-air 3:00 p. m. Saturday is a
fine meeting and many listen intently.
Children's meeting 10:00 a. m. Sat
urday containing the ten command
ments. Mcctines draw toward the close.
Now is work time, "He diligent."
Everybody cordially invited.
Pastor lleslar and people, Rev.
Suddarth, and members of all church
es have greatly helped. Your pres
ence and prayers earnestly requested.
Z. T. Okk, Pastor.
Will buy the Morgan
if sold by May 15th,
Not gaining strength suf
icient to enable me to do my
art, and the uncertainty of
when I will be able, induces
me to offer the Republican
at the bargain price of 51200,
or a quick sale. If not sold
by May 15th the price will
go back to $1500, as I hope
by that time to be again
standing on my own feet.
W. W. KlNLOCH,
VERSAILLES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Year Just Closed Characterized by
bens of the graduating class.
Ttre orchestra furnbliid ikliphlln
music nt all the excrci.se!) of co ni
mentcmrnt week, and added ranch
to the pleasure and success of the
The Leader congratulate Superti.
tendent Johns nnd his corps of ex
cellent teacher for the splendid
work done during the pant year. Tho
year has hern one of honest endeavor
ujioti the part of both ItaeLef nfo
Tnic Alumni Uanqukt.
The second annual banquet df'tho
alumni of the Versailles high school
wns held at the City Hotel Saturday
night, May 18. 1'latea 'were 1 pro
vided for sixty-four and all nero
taken with the exception' of. tne or
two. The menu, cousmtrng of four
courses, was prepared "and' clegnntly
served under the direction of Land
lord lcffis. At the close, tonsts were
responded to by rcprcYe'ntatos of the
various classes present graduating m
the hlstbry of our schnb!t 'The first
class graduated was in lH97,and Miss
Mabel Livingston, the only repre
sentative present, responded. num
ber of classes were not represented,
but every class icpresented was heard
from, Reside the' class representa
tives) several others present' respond
ed to toasts, arising them being Rov.
W. II. Heslar, Rev. V.. T. Orr, Supt.
Witten, Kd Nelson, K. A. Cruwson
and Samuel Pahtclfl. ( t
The banquet was i decided sihj
cess, (Me ot the most pleasing fea
tures being tbe splendid music by
: JaiiUM S. Melt. nicy, a well known
' nnd highly respecte.1 eitizon of Mor
linn count , died at his home on
Indian Creek Ma. loth. The inter
ment took place ti!. atduboUum ceme-
l tery May Kith.
Decoration day services will be
held at Sid tb itlon. ceiu-'tery M ty ill)
Rev. Huso Campbell will deliver the
memorial ud.lrom. The Misses Clin
gait, missionaries of the Presbyter
ian church, of Gladstone, will nssiit
K in the service. The graves of do
parted onus will . be decorated.
Kvervbodv invited to attend with
Miss Franses Thorpe is home
from the Warrenshurg school for a
few days and all herfrienda will more
than welcome her lor she has a way
of keeping everybody in a good bu
rn )r when she is arouud. She likes
her school but says give her Versaill
e yet. The L'irl is rihgt, bid Versailles
is one of the best places on the face
of the earth and one who knows the
place will say the same thing.
Miss Mary Kvans, who has been
fimming for Mrs. Holes the past sea
sin, left Tuesday for her home at
Misswraoe lames is visittnz her
sister Mrs. Clyde Hunter this week.
Mr. Andrew Pctree and wife Mr
Bud Groff nnd family visited at Mrs
Arthur Huff Sunday.
Mr. W. R. Petree and wife visited
at Mr. Henry Knipp of near Tipton
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Charley Petree and Miss
Ethel visited Mr. Johnnie Winebre
Mr. 11. 11. Ranelds of Ohio option
Mining land returned home Thursday.
Mr. Walter Dumbar and wife visit
ed her sister Mrs. Ilishih near Tipton
Miss. Kthcl Petree accompanied
by Mr. hrchell I a s anli ussir rein e
and True l.yles vi-.it Mrs.C. H. Hays
on the prairie this week.
l'he Wedding annivis-iry at UncU-
Mart Taylor was attended by a large
Mr. Fred Williams and Mr. Hap-
nidal Wihget went to Tipton Thurs
day to get Williams' Auto.
Mr. Teddy Fulks nnd wife -visited
her parents Sunday.
Mr. 1-red I.utz, the grocery man,
was in this vicinity lat week.
Lost Friday niht in front of the j
Methodist church, a light blue cro
cheted bag. filet p iltern, ball fiingei
blue silk lining. Contains handker
chief, chamois skin, small hantl glas
Reward. Return to Riu'IHii.ican
'lhc entertainment of the senior
class, of the Versailles High School,
was given nt the Methodist church,
lliuisday evening, May 1 1. The
class consists of the following young
ladies: Misses Corn Hubbard, Mildred
Price, Neva Moser and Mary West.
The entertainment, consisting largely
of a biography and readings from
the poet Longfellow, was highly en
joyed by all present.
Friday evening the formal com
meneement of the senior class took
place. Prof. Lawionco McTimiuii,
of JeireiBon City, delivered a very
practical and helpCo.1 address to a
The Versailles colored school,
taught ii'y l'rof. R. 'V, 'Ada'm's, .of
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apnnglleld, Mo., closed lust- wcoh,
the commencement exercises being
held Friday night in the colored Bap
tist church. Thero voire tV.rce gradu
ates fmii! tliu grammar 'school. Hon.
I. C. Legere duhvercd an instructive
address to the school. And br. P. 'J.
Woods, in a iitudy And ajiproprial
address presented the diploma's to
The colored school during the past
year, has done good work. f The
teacher was untiring In his olforts,
the attendance muuh aliovo thu aver-
large and appreciative' audience anil I age and thu progress of the pupils
delivered the diplomas to the meiu-1 quite satietaulory.
Look, Look, Look ! !
Gold Medal flour
Home Produce flour
We pay cash for wdbl,
Yours for business,
C. H. MASON