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(Successor to TiiK Democrat.)
W. W; KiUXOCH, ftrssrtotor.v
Local , Editor and Business Manager.
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gntered in the Post Office at Versailles,
Missouri as second class mail matter.
Subscription Price y..$I.OO a Year.
Pkat Urn. 1S5
Mfifij adfirtMnf, by tbt jrf ar. to nTcrge
lom Inches or more, Stfc. per iueh each line.
Professional cards, one inch, SO cents per
month; two Inches; 7s cents per month.
Locals five lines, or over, j cents per tint for
first laaertlen; 2Kc per line fqr efth subsequent
Insertion. In Week type 10 cents per tine for
first Insertion, & cents per Jh fee eae stsbse-
Ufal advertising at leitat rstes.
Special rates oa pac sitvcrtisentetris.
To Quit, or Not to Quit?
To Be, or Mot to Be, Aye, Tkere't
Well, here we are again. We bad
pretty thoroughly decided to kill The
Morgan County Republican, and de
vote our entire time to job printing,
but when the time came, onr heart
failed at, we could not commit1 so
great a crime. It is said only fools
tell their troubles to others. That
means a lot of fools. First, there are
the fools who tell their troubles ; sec
ond, there are the foo-folks who
don't tell their troubles, and then
there is the vast crowd who don't
know what is the matter with them.
A newspaper man is concerned in all
the troubles of his town and comman-
ity. He records your birth, mar
riage, disease and death ; follows yon
to the divorce conrt and' prison,
shpukl yon go there, and tells your
friends all about it. We believe in
reciprocity (not the Canadian variety)
but, bow are onr patrons going to
know onr troubles if we don't tell
'ern? Our toubles are few, but we
think serious, and we will give you
three of them :
First: Our first and greatest
trouble is the physicial, financial,
mental and social inability ot the edi
tor to do any work that will earn a
penny. Able to work as a year a(?,o
onr troubles would all vanish.
Second : The second great Iron
life is the failure ol so many of our
subscribers lo pay their subscription? .
For instance; Some three months ago
the postoflke dpeartmcnt ordered ,our
list cleared of all subscribers who were
one year or more in arrears We cut
off 115, most of them good, just, care
less, but the O said they were dis
honest, and forbade us to trust them
longer it as iul our fault. .Now,
out of th 1 15, all owing us. a dollar
or more prolwbl) about $250.00,
hn' many do yon suppose paid up?
Tlii' e 1 Thai b n pretty big low in a
si. : bushier like ours. We had to
dig up 8150 00 in cash to rend those
pajxMH (oul of our job printing) the
other 100 representing hard work
and worry to Inll value. We would
like ic collwu it,, but how?, .To send
out slate, .,fntj, (we h:vc tried that
twice) .ould not , likej) b"p in
enough to pay thy, ixxstyge ; to ihire a
rojlecjor, would take .all he coulil
collect, and he would verj h'kely be
alter .us to pay the. balance ot his sal
ary ; walking hi leen pretty good
tu I be. editor cmld not fcee his way
clear to make a pcrspnal appeal. If
you ktuiw how to get if tellijSj. x
I'hinl : The third great trouble
is he failure of the Versailles tner
.iiants it patronize our advertising
!lujnris, ' for advertising is tip foun
dat ion rock tibon which nil 'successful
. ' ; -fry i !Jvi mi
pipetK are founded, and with the
r 1 . ' , 'tU flt -r,. .(I 'fiJl
tnaK'ineh .ind, .metropolitan,, papers
anycuising is 111, aiproianu iriuega
Talking oi adveriising and nibscrip-
tioi !isv, h,ov many families, are rej;
dai Versailles traders, i. e do the
hulk ol their trading with Versailles
merchants? 500? W'v think that
w uld cover it
then a home list ot
500 will give the home merchant as
great aa advertising value as the paper
that claims a list of 3000, mostly for
eign, and of do benefit to the home
advertiser. 1 nc non-aavcriiscr is go
ing out of business, and this trouble
will be overcome when his place is
filled by the hustling advertiser, if we
can inst wait so lone. There are
oilier troubles, but'tfiejr generally dis
appear before we get to them.
We have many reasons for contin
uing, the Republican; the temper
ance people need it, for that fight is
with us all the time ; the W. C. T. U
may wake up again and will want a
column; the suffragists are-1 going to
try for a universal vote in Missouri
and we want to help 'em get it; the
grafters and boodlers need watching
all the time the Republican, in its
six years of service has saved Mor
gan County several hnndred dollars,
could have saved them thousands
more if the county conrt bad per
mitted, and with a Progressive vie
tory in 1914, which is a sure thing,
it will be in shape to- keep ap the
fight for an honest Irame 1 administra
tion that fight is eternal ; the relig
ious, mora) and decent people of
Morgan Coanty -of' aH' parties seed
the Repuuucan when it was estab
lished in August, 1908, temperance,
religion, etc., were barred; .by all the
local papers, while the- saloons held
promine nt space.in all of the m . It is
different uow. Then we have many
friends who have stood by us, and
are-willing to stay a while longer ; we
have talk of a new and better paper
later, probably semi-weekly, and any
way wevwill keep, going nntil we reach
Want a uew. name, for the Kepubh
CAN. What do you .suggest? Call
and subscribe, or send in your dollar
and we will do the rest.
to keep your subscription within the
(twelve month's limit the post office1
'lepartment says you arc an outlaw, a
dishonest person, and not to be
trusted when you get' twelve months
behind. Keep on the inside.
Americans arc noted for loving
their homes, their home 'town, thei
home state and their home county
This love is the foundation not only
of prosperity, but of liberty. Ex.
A very pretty home- wedding oc
cured on Thursday, December 26th
at 10.30 a. in. at the home of Mrs
J. V. Dale, between her daughter
Henrietta and Mr. Guy S. Miles
Ubionville, Tcnn., in the' presence
of a few near relatives.
Alter we ceremony, which was
admirably performed by Rev. Z. T,
Orr, of the First Presbyterian Church
of, this city, in bis characteristically
impressive and cheerful manner, a
very delicious and enjoyable luncheon
was served, after which the bride and
groom took the early afternoon Rock
Island train for St. Louis, where
they went to" "spend a" v few 'il
honeymoon before going o thei
home at Unionville, Tenn., to spend
what promises to be a very happy
The bride is too well known in this
community, where she was born and
grown to her loving' and admirable
womanhood, to require any comment
here on her many attractive tpialitte
and worthy attainments.
1 ne pride was attirctl in a ver
beautiful tailored suit of grey, with
Bat 'id match.
The groom is :? man of conservative
(juiet antl pleasing personality, a man
U UUI1UU9 WU3IIIC53 I Cut pCT ulllvfll anil
capacity, a farmer of large ideas by
occupation, and a man well worthy
the 'fine choice he has' s6 wisely
This happily and charming!) mated
pair will make their home in Union
vtlle. lenn., where they will be at
home to their friends on and after
the first oi the New Year.
Getting latk to tke Firmer, .
A great many thinkt there a pre
concerted movement oa to reduce the
eost of living, and this movement wilt
end in reducing. the .prices .of. all
farm - product-, and live stock. It
mast be t admitted teat the -cost of
tiving in the cities is high, bat at the
same iimeit must alio be admitted
by all fair-minded men that the, living-
is nigh,, consequently its higa-eOst.
The Farmer aadStockman - does not-
believe that the price of farm products
and live stock can be reduced to anf
ppfccioie extent and still leave -a
air profit to the farmer. We do be
lieve that middlemen! are getting too
much for the part they take in. distri
bution, simply because there are too
many middlemen doing what half
their number coald do just as well
If a widespread effort to reduce the
cost of living is successful, .and-if it. is
carried back to the prodncer, we
shall say that the farmer is being nn
fairly dealt with ; that he will be made
to product his products at lower cost
than he can afford lo produce them
on high-price land. Ihe question
that remains to be-settled is this .
will the farmer, allow himself to- be
settle is this way, will he continue to
submit to the practice ol letting a few
establish the, price for the many?
In the cities there is a mistaken
notion as to the profits of farming,
city folks believe, becaase they have
been paying hirhpices for products
of life. ' In this they are mistaken
. .. 1 .
farmers nave- neen -prospering m
recent' years, but' they have earned
with the hardest ol toil every inch of
prosperity 'they have- gained. 'They
have earned it at the cost of working
more hours each day than the wotk
ing people of' "any' ether' 'occupation
on earth." Mln-almosfevery .instance
the price of land and of farm equip
ment has advanced in.tbe.same ratio
as has' the price of that which is
producd 'on the farm, making
just as hard for the renter to pay his
rent as it was in the days of cheap
land, and cheap -farm products and
live stock. If the cost of living must
be reducetl to theworkingmen of the
cities, it should come about, by re
dncting the cost of distribution be
tween the farm and lhe city table
rather than by shearing it off at the
farm end, tor any reduction here
would mean the talking away of the
farm profits, and, we all know that
when farmers are not prosperous the
nation at large is not prosperous,
reduction in the cost of living which
gels back to the farmer in entirety
will mean a let-up in prosperous con
ditions everywhere, for the farme
cannot produce cheaper than he
producing now and enjoy his share of
prosperity, 1 he farmer and Stock
Carriage Trimming and Re
In Business 41 tears.
Harness, "Bridles Etc.,
Home ' made, Hand-mad
and guarranteed. ., .
Will meet all competition
in prices considering quality
of material and workmanship
,. Call, and see. me before,
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Versailles Mo. ,
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' The Bui; l
Made by a CorKfnitfce of Stockholders
at tbe close ofbmiaenSepC 14, 1912:
Loans and Discounts, - $248(334311
Bo-ads, - - MMMMB
Real Esuter 8,1893).
Fornitnre.and Fixtures, - 3,000X10,
Cash and de Ixoan Banks 70,096.91
' Total, $330,560.08
UrVBlUTlES . , .
Capital Stock, full paid 30409,00..
SURPLUS . 46,7200
Bills Payable and Redis-
coaats ... 37,9009.00
DEPOSITS - - 215,926,58
' -Total, $330,550.08'
Tbe Above Statement' is correct.
L. Stephens, Cashier.
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