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rtte r ncet. si LEXINGTON LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 1901. No. 43 111 E. imes to Appear Behind lollights at Last. .EARANCE TO BE IN OHIO. L With Friends in the Indian Territory. Junes, the noted ex-bandit, O'Neill, of Monett, Mo., at editor of the old St. Louis i, left the early part of this the Indian Territory to nil days hunting and fish to the departure of the (juantrell for the east. tan-, s is to go on the stage t appearance will be made ?. Ohio, Monday, Xovcm a melodrama entitled, lH'sert,"and the season ton weeks. The company Ohio and other states east mil a part of Canada, billbnards and the theater s Frank James will appear i nn name. portray the character of a westerner and will le seen nee Allien coat, crcasel id a fedora hat . He will Mirth act and the curtain wn with Frank James in nt tiit stage. , Sir. James was called upon as to the reliability of the wid to a representative of 'irt is true. I have con ' appear for a brief, and I inconspicuous part in a LA has already made a good fwy. I have said nothing, J-re-not lecause I am blind aiitages of advertising, but o troupe does not come this and because advertising 1 he without bene tit, while provoke much inquiry and jM'vc marl's a radical change on my part, but the devel- f eruditions has been such as n; course a rational one. do now, without offense to fitiment, what I could not years ago before I had imputable proof by my con- the apprehensions of those 11,1 faith in me were ground- not expect to become an the true sense of the word. ' delude mvself with the ;'t I have any talent in that i I do not think that any who have offered me !ltsl"goon the stage did so !'ey thought I had the act. 11 'v,,r value I may possess as a attraction comes from the and thn litit-ial liction '"" 'he published stories "'''ells men and the James ;i!,l;i'"aiice on the stage, "ill 'h- more of a personal 1 "'an a dramatic per- "'"iia Is not made up of 1 thunder.' 1 will not have do with :i noifonivmce raises l;lw liivakltur mid h"l'lf the law breaker. It !r'' "o phenomenal ability to '' r,'se a play so !is to serve 'M'"f bringing me before the ""'.I'-if.vingtheir curiosity ''"'eliing an immoral lesson iipplause for violence. F 1 !'ipear in will be clean 'Sl,1i' and my part will be a " 11:1,1 '"any good offers to go W. but have declined them 'lie present. '"" do(htli; I.,,,,,,. ,..ilnn I M ....., nii'Ml I? IIVII r('lf "i to the authorities of "Hieteen years ago, it was "' '(' to find i.n,nlivni..nt, "l(1 yield a llvellliond Mini !lt, ;i' "uie allow me to enjov the ;i,,llr,,tli'einent 1 desired". ''"pcric f Willi luilrlwuill ll 111 tl,;it. there were few things '"'earn awihirv I'HM the jt,"lll and by close economy lived within a very small i...,p "Offers of all the way from .ioo to 1,000 a week came to me-sonie of them from thoroughly responsible people-but all of them were based on my public appearance under con ditions whk-h I regarded as out of keeping with the record of citizenship I desired to make. "My thorough knowledge of horses fitted me for an honorable place in connection with race meetings and that enabled me piece out my income so that I was able t.o live comfortably and provide a modest education for my boy. "In the past three years, when 1 officiated at races in the smaller cities of Ohio and Kentucky, it was plain that a large numler of those who attended came for the especial pur pose of seeing me. It finally dawned upon me that, as much as I disliked the idea of appearing on exhibition, I was really doing it in every case where I appeared as a race starter; and I was doing it, too, without any financial benefit to mvself. "I reasoned this way: 'I am get ting old; unless I build up a small surplus within the next few years I must hud my way to the Confederate home. I convinced myself that my future appearance in public ought to bring me a profit. When a favorable offer came to me a few weeks ago, in volving my appearance in one act of a clean play that was already earning good money, I was in a frame of mind to consider it favorably, and I finally accepted. "I am satisfied that mv course will not lie criticised by any real friend or by anybody else, except Ihe limited class whose ill will has outlived my acquittal by the courts of the land and my nineteen years' record as an unoffending and self-respecting citizen of St. Louis. THE TABERNACLE MEETINGS. Dr. Wliartou Began Holding Services Here Wednesday night. Dr. II. M. Wharton, ot Philadel phia, the noted evangelist who bag just closed a wonderful revival at Cameron, Mo., is now preaching in Lexington in an itumeDBe tabernacle that was pre pared by our people especially for these meeting?. The first sermon of the great preacher was beard Wednes day night and he preached again Thurs day night and las', night. He is a forceful, earnest talker and the Intel mgknckk thinks great good will result from bis meetings here. Dr. Wharton's meetings will continue up until and Include December 4. There will be preaching every night at the tabernacle with the exception of Saturday night, on which day no meet ings will be held. The nig'et services are preceded by an inspiring song ser vice led by Piof. Horace Geiger, the noted vocalist who travels with Ur Whar'.on, an enjoyable feature of the worship. The meetings are under the auspices of all the churches and the various re ligious organizations of the town will uniti! at the tabfi naehi on Sunday, morning and veiling, to hear Dr. Wharton preach. At three o'clock Sunday evening meetings will be held al the tabernacle tor men only. The very best musical talent of the city h moisting l'rot. (ieiger, the mu-i-cal director, at these meetings, forming one grand choius that sends font: siraiiis to Puity bearing evidence in verse and son-; of I lie great love of Uie Master by His children. Many uui.ii- cians with Nfiing.'tl and brass mstru- meiiis have off.-rtd their services, ami the church soloists of the town will lend their assistance. Over tit Cameron so earnest became tba people in the meetings of Pr. Wharton that the business men closed their houses in the evening and every, body went out to hear the word preach ed Many people confessed Christ luriii" Pr. Wharton's stay there. Should similar results follow the Lex ington meeting there will bo such a ra hgous a.vttktning as has not been known in this town for lo these many year. Milwaukee capitalists are leasing laud In the northern purl of Buy county and when they shall have secured 5,000 acres they will bore for oil. fllEI If AND mm GOVERNMENT The State Made no Mistake in Making Him its Chief Execulive. HE HAS SHOWN THE STATE'S VILLIFIERS UP. Mr. Dockery's Name Mentioned in Connection With the Presidency. The democrats of Missouri have every reason in the world to be proud of the man they chose to preside over the destinies of this great state for four years at the fall election of 1900. Though some disgruntled, sore-headed fellows arc continuously barking at his heels, the masses the so-called common people are pleased with A. M. Dockery's adminis tration. They realize that in him they have a governor who respects their wishesand looks to their welfare in each and all of his official acts. Though everybody who was at all acquainted with the true condi tions appertaining to Missouri's finances, knew what the verdict would be, Gov. Dockery. has covered his administration all over with glory in "calling down," to use a much empled phrase, those who for years have been villifying Missouri at the f'se of truth a gang of yelpers who can see no good, in anything fUiocratic and who, in attempt to overthrow that party, have resorted to lying- so long that they have become more proficient in that line than' was Annanlas of old. Gov. Dockery, after reading these charges time and again, went to work to show these defamers of a great state.up In their true light, and he did so in a manner incontrovertible. Bringing into the state expert accountants from the east men who were in every way unbiased the work of going over the books bearing entries of the state's financial affairs for over a third of a century back was entered upon and after dilligcnt labor for days the findings were announced. What were they? A verdict in favor of the democracy showing that never a cent of sX i i s. it ax: wax- V HON. A. n. DOCKERY. the state's money had been lost through officers elected to place by that party. Not so clean a bill was found for past republican administrations', but that is another story. Some people have criticised the governor for entering upon this investigation, on the theory that the game was not worth the ammuni tionthat no good citizen doubted the integrity of the state administra tion, but the governor had good grounds for believing the move necessary. In the closing paragrapli of his address to the people of Missouri accompanying the report of Auditor Allen, Mr. Dockery said: "1 know that fair-minded Missourians have confidence in the financial Integrity of the administration of state affairs, but the auditor's statement was necessary, that our credit might not be put under suspicion in other states of the union. The examination of the books lias fully maintained the honor of the state." This gang of coyotes in Missouri who would soil the fair escutcheon of the stale in order that the political machines to which they belong may gain power, will continue to howl but it will be the, howl of untruth assertion disproven by a thorough investigation the wail of the liar and the defamer. A. M. Pockcry was not untried when the people of Missouri made liim their governor. Continuous service in the congress of the Tinted States for sixteen years a service emphasized by strict adherence to duty, to party principle and to the interests of the people of the slate, ho came back to us with t lit earned plaudit, "well done, good and faithful servant. " While in congress he bnildod for himself a reputat ion for sturdy honesty and integrity that became world-wide and the Intel uokxcku prides itself in the fact, as a democratic newspaper and a lover of Missouri, that no state in the galaxy of great commonwealths that form our union hits at the helm a more thorough man of affairs or one who is more entitled to the respect and esteem of those who placed him in office. Here and there we hear some interested party sending up wails of discontent, but In every case they bear so plainly the ear-mark of self interest or petty spite that they are thrown aside with the thought: "God bless Dockery for the enemies he has made;" In a recent interview at Kansas City a leading democrat of the nation gave out the opinion that the democracy would come to Missouri for Its next presidential timber. Whether this be true, or merely a deserved Ixmqtiet thrown at the sturdy, never-failing democracy of the state we know not. Should result verify predict ion, however, the Intel lhiknckk rejoices that it Is published in a commonwealth that lias several favorite sons who are in every way big enough to head the gov ernment at Washington, and that A.M. Dockery stands as the peer ot them all. "Peter Lemen,"aone time "show" hog, having traveled some 27,000 miles with Lemen Bros.' circus, was taken to the stock yards at Kansas City Tuesday morning by II. N. Ilyer, of Johnson county, Kas. Peter has been trained to the saddle, and the yard men had considerable run riding him about. However, he was sold at just the same price as his companions, in spite of all bis educa tion, ne will soon grace the scald jig tank and the sausage machine. QUITE PHENOMENAL. Remains Well Preserved Though Buried Forty-Five Years Ago. On Thursday the remains of Mrs. Henry Curtis, who died at the age of thirty-three years, and who was buried in a family burying ground on the Alexander place, four miles south of Higgiusville, forty-five years ago, and those of her two children, who had been buried beside their mother in the years loniz past, were disinterred, brought to Lexington and reburied In Machpelah cemetery. When the relatives of the deceased concluded to have their remains re moved they found it qilte difficult to locate the exact spots at which their mortal parts slept. The graves were located, however, after a search of two or three days, and the remains found. Strange to say, the body of Mrs. Curtis, though it had been asleep in death for nearly half a century, was In almost a perfect state of preserva tion. Sue was in a metalic casket and when the cover was removed that protected the glass frontls-piece of the colli n, those who looked wondered if their eyes were notdeceiving them. As if in peaceful slumber she lay, with eyes and lips closed, presenting a most natural appearance. Shortly afterward, however, the body began to turn dark and the lips parted, the supposition being that, though the cover proper to the casket had not been removed, air In some manner found Its way into the box when the metallic cap that covered the glass over the face was displaced The only remains of the children found were the bones and teeth. They had been buried in wooden coffins and the march of time had had effect upon them that could not apply to contents of the metal case. Death of (ieo. W. Trigg. Geo. W. Trigg died at his home at Richmond at three o'clock Thursday morning of typhoid fever. For years he , had figured in Missouri politics and was one of the best known men in the state. He was a native of Ray county, was born near Morton, November 30, 184G, and should he have lived until the last day of this month would have celebrated the 55th anniversary of bis birth. Mr. Trigg had relatives in Lex ington with whom the Intelligent ceu sympathizes as well as with the bereaved members of his immediate family. Killed By a Train. Ed. Ilicklin, deaf and dumb, was run over and killed bv a C. & A. train about ten o'clock Monday morn Ing between Bates City and Odessa. He was walking on the track, meet ing the train. The wind was blow Ing hard and the supposition Is that he had his head down and did not hear the warning whistle of the loco motive. The body was badly cut to pieces. A Fondness for Wheat. Arthur McGee, colored, is in jail He went to C. S. Mitchell, the feed store man, on Monday and bought some wheat on time, claiming that he iiad hogs to feed. He took the urain to McGrew's mill, sold it, was caught up with by Mr. Mitchell and very properly pulled. It is thought that McGee stole a wagon load of wheat from Prof. Williams, of Central college, last summer. The "Knights of the Belgian Hare" had a little feast at their den Thurs day night. Green wing teals were disposed ot and not a member grumbled at them not being good. Mrs. Mansfield Wllmot and daugh ter, Miss Willie, returned to their borne at Hlgglnsvlllo Monday morn ing, after a short visit with Mrs. Wilmot's sister, Mrs. E. B. Young. It, fir m i m u Hi 1) Crowing Ignorance in Metropol itan Newspapers of the Day. LATEST OUTBREAK AT ST. LOUIS. Strange That More Attention is not Paid to Matters of Fret. The almost daily display of ignorance in the columns of the met ropolitan newspapers of the country is in a manner inexcusable. True, taking into consideration the great piles of stuff that pour into the olllce of the telegraph editor of a modern news journal, it must be admitted that mistakes will occur; but when error is so common it docs seem that more attention would be paid to assertion of fact made by correspondents. recent issue of the St. Louis lie- public contained the following special dispatch: "Columbia, Mo., Nov. 8. Miss Ethyl M. Fine, of Columbia, Mo., has been appointed a notary public by Governor Dockery. She enjoys the distinction of being the first woman to hold such an office in Boone county, and, in all probability, in the state, outside of the three largest cities. "Miss line is the assistant to J. G. Babb, proctor of the Missouri State University, and is a young woman of unusual business ability. Her duties as such bring her into daily association with large numbers of people, and she invariably wins their friendship and esteem. As a notary public she will transact all that por tion of business of the university, which is large and entails great responsibility." So elated was the Columbia corre spondent of the Republic over the fact that ne. i hud disuovered something extraordinary in the news circles of Missouri that he sent along Miss Fine's picture which adorned the brief story in the newspaper. Buf hear again. Here is another glaring display iof ignorance In the columns of the same paper: "Elden, Mo., Nov. 10. Mrs. M. E. Broekman of Miller county is serving as a notary public and her services are In frequent demand. She was appointed by Governor Stephens in April, 1899, and disputes the claim of all comers as the pioneer woman notary public out in the state. " Now, if the Republic and its enter prising correspondents at Columbia and Elden will listen the Intel uoencek will enlighten them as to the matter of female notaries public. Miss M. E. Ilollis, of Lexington, was appointed a notary public by Gov. Phelps, August 8, 1879. She was reappointed by Gov. Crit tenden August 25, 1883; by. Gov. Francis Angust 20, 1891; and by Gov. Stone August 20, 1895. But that is not all. Miss Aileen Rothrock was named as a notary public by Gov. Francis September 15, 1891. Again. Miss Laura Mitchell, of the Confed erate Home at Higginsvllle, was ap pointed a notary public by Gov. Dockery August 13, 1901. The correspondents of the Republic at Columbia and Elden should "go way bitck and sit down" and' the telegraph editor of the Republic should lay olT a while and study up on state afiairs. The appointments of females as notaries public referred to ly the lNTKLMuKNCKit only etl'cct Lafayette county. The Lord only knows what tale would be told were every county in the state heard from. I). L. Mitchell, of near Lexington, returned from Ilobart, Okla., Mondiv morning. He has just conpleted a, house upon bis claim uortuof Ilobart, and will move his family there nexi, February. His sons, Aubrey an 1 Leslie, will run his Lafayette county farm. Mr. Mitchell Is one of Lafay ette's best farmers and stockmen, and it Is with regret we chronicle his intended removal -.Teffersoulan. Mrs. Otho M. Gallic and children .left for Kansas City Tuesday af ten. noon to join air. uamn, wno naa preceded them. They will make that city their future home.