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Aorgap County Dernocrat. CENTKAL MISSOUIU FARMING, MINING, HEAL ESTATE, UAIUiOAD AND GENUUAL NKWS. v, n it i' Fourth Year. Versailles, Mo., Friday Morning, Nov. 13, 1903. No. 46. Now is the Time, For two weeks only, beyinnine; Mon day, November Kith, wo will offer Pianos and Organs, Direct from tlin factory lit almost factory prices. Hero is an opportunity to buy a high grade reliable 1'iano, from a home dealer who is interested in your behalf, at prices you cannot meet anywhere, quality of goods con sidered. Prices reduced to an extent that wo will save you from $r0 to $100 on ii Piano. Terms to suit. A small pay ment down and from $(5.00 up. A Splendid Christmas Present, could you do better? Uld instruments taken at their proper value. Come in and see the Pianos. Sale will close Nov. L'Hth. J. W. KIRK, FURS3fTND 0. F. STIAltWALT, Factory Representative. LOCAL NEWS. j Cull for Hardy's l'ri.o Raking Row dor Men's Rubber Roota and Shoos lit the !' rAMois.M Hardy's I'ri.is Raking Powder In tho Uluil to use in .your linking. A social hop was enjoyed at this opera house, Tuesday night hy a u ub of young fods. It you want a good A. Tin. 1 Over coat foe wini you cau find one to lit you nt. the "J" a mows.?' - Uncle .lurry SlioiPldliig near Kx cclHior, Is i!uiiflnerta',j.talioinu witli a fcufurts attack of rhoifxnatistn. Come, look at out-' fine lino of Fall mid Winter f'yods. Curl VV. lilursnch. JjJ Komriubor, finmem, M.t. ii.u. t. SfiO prize for tlio best corn exhibit at (Ikj Vcisalllcs Corn Show on Decem ber int. The ' I'amoiih" don't hell all the elothinj,' mk ii in Voi halites, but does Mill all of the good clothing and shoes for men that aie old in Versailles. (!v Rope was here over Humbly last in the itileicst of the new mad and staled that nothing short, of an carthiuako would deter the linek Is land people in pushing the worli of con struction We are not Just beginning the free delivery of meats lo our customers but have been delivering free of charge over since wo began business and will continue to do so. heave your orders or Meat, (Irocerles and Ice witli I). G. Manly. Rev Siinins of Voisalllcs filled the pulpit of the llapllst Church Sunday in tilt) absence of Kev. White, who Is hold ing a meeting at Versailles. lie ex pects to commence a revival nicotine here in two or three weeks Moniteau Co. Mertld Judge I.ukonbtll, well known to tunny cf our readers, is reported (iilte sick at his homo northeast df Kxcolsior, having been coulliicd lo his b d with stomach tiouhle. The .1 mice's frlendv will be pleased to learn that Ills condi tion Is Improving. A ileal was consummated last week by which Menry Jacobs secured the cornur south of the Christian Church on Monroe street from llaiitiay and KHIh, containing two lots. The loca tion is very desirable and .Mr. Jacobs is lucky iu securing it. Mr. and Mth. K. A. Crew'on, and their daii,'hler, Mrs. .1. A. Petty, re turned homo last Sutunlay from a week's visit In Kansas. Mr. Crewson made the. trip purposely to visit hit parents who resldo at Wichita, whom ho had not r u for sumo time, and the reunion wuh Indeed enjoyable to all, M. .'oaclilml, wlio edited tile front pago of the Dr.MbcitAT taut week with n page of lllustratetl clothing talk to his Morgan county customers, baa been In the city markets this week securing Christmas novelties and general sup plies, and ban a surprise In store for our people iu tho Way of unprecedenU-d bargains. Look 6ut for Joachiuil. (Jo to Hardy's grocery ami ask for bis Prl.o Halting Potwlor. Kor n good lit and proper style iu clothing, hats, shoes, pants, '-v., for men, go to the "K. muuh." Leave your orders for Meat and lee with ns. All ordeis executed promptly and i;oods delivered free as usual. I). 0. HaiiiiV. .1. II. Iluclc was here last .Sunday from the east end, having been to Moti lity where his teams are engaged in excavating at a teseivolr. They seem to bo getting uncommonly virtuous iu Vernon county. Charles llrtibaker, a hanker, of llrouuugh, was arrested last week and lined 800 for cutting hay on Sunday. While in tills city last Saturday (i K. Thomas of Florence, stated that the new school building at that place wiri about completed, and that school was already In session iu the building. '.l'V-?,D'"1,HhU' l aiTiib, Irom Mil acres up. 1 am nici lvlng plenty of in 'Itiirics f i inn Iowa, Illinois and Ohio people, about Morgan County. They will begin coming in soon. II.' A. YOUNli, in ollleo of I'lobate .Inline. At.loliu Tiowci'h place near Middle town leceiily, a rat. killing was held at, which thiee dogs disposed of ll)(l rats in leu minutes. Middletown ' 'liips says I'Vank Wagner iieted an "helper," and assisted by catching the animals iu his hands. .lainet, Thomas, who has resided upon a farm near lrlotoneo, was in Versailles Inst Saturday and made the Di;mo;isat a pleasant call. Mr. Thomas, with his family, moved to near .Scdalla Monday, and will bu a resident of J'ottbi county In tiie fiitine. According to tests at the Missouri station as to the lelatlve value of dif ferent kinds of food for hogs, the eost of piodiiclng 1"" pounds of pork was as follows: Corn and skim milk, SIJ.Hl; corn and .alfalfa, f'-i.'Jl); corn and clover 8.'). 20; corn and rape, SJ.'l.-1'i; corn and blue grass, 83 .UB. Suits, Untlerwear, Overcoats, I'.oots and Shoes, Skirts, Dress (Joods, Ulankets, (Jomforters, Trunks, Valises, Groceries fco. Most Values for the least money at "The Ked Flu-." Carl W. Hiersach. County Treasurer 11. M. Hargett ban his new house on MeNalr Heights en closed arid Contractor Mulett in push in); it to coinpetion witli a good crew of workmen. Tlio now ctructuro looms up to advantage In its elevated posi tion, It will bo a handsome homo when completed and Mr. Harnett Is to be. congratulated upon good judgment In sethlrlng the desirablo design. I. W. I.etehwortb lust Monday pur cliav;l the piece of corner lesldeiico propjrly owned by Mrs. O, A. Williams on the west side of North Campbell street, containing two full lots with a tlueo-room bouse. Consideration 31 "00 It Is the intention of Mr. Ioteh worth to erect n flue residence on this prop erty at au uarly date, and wd are ((lad to sec such men us him talcing hold of our property Interests. The corncti is one of the bent In tbat Mtatlotl 'd tie city. Itcv. H. T. Hunter of Marshall, ire- sldltiff elder, will preach at the Meth odist Church Sunday, morning and livening. All urn Invited. Kldcr 12. II. Woods departed Wednes day evening for Kansas City, whore he Is having bis eyes treated by a special ist. We hope to see him return much benefited. 1-2. A. Crowson anj I' I). Harrison drove nut on the gri.de where the track layers went at wirk east of town and rode to Klilou ot the construction train Monday. J. H, Stokes, eilWir of the Kansas City Loader, wll lecture Saturday evening at the Itaplst Church at 7:.'to, and at the MothoiUt Church at 'J:.K p. in. Sunday, under tie auspices of the W. 0. T. U. of this ilty. Messrs. Stnbbs, Kick, Townscnd and others Interested Ii' the construction work on the new road ate here this week and personallj looking after mat tors and guatdiug n'ahisl any and all obstacles likely to dilay their part of Hit! work, . Klilur Joseph tiaypr of Springfield, Missouri, will prenlh at the Christian Church Sunday tunning, and owning. He hi an evangelist l that, church and will begin a protraclll effort, in Ver sailles, assisting llro. Woods in a meet ing which will contii in from Sunday. All aie invited to alt id. The Klttio llogist tells of a Mis soiii I country editor who lefused to publish, free of churgi ohllnary noticeii of people who, whll living, woru not subscribers to his juior, giving this reason: "I'coplo tvl lo not take their homu paper are deiiil i tyway, iiud Ihelr mere passing away lH if no value as nows." A (Irundy county ed or got his foot in it badly, and hut! t do a neat piece of explaining In -lis hist issue. In speaking recently ol incoming meeting ho suggested that iticnaln well-known man be made chairm.-ii on account of his familiarity witli "pu imentary methods," uiul the printer inmlo it "lieu-lU-ntlury imiLliod,." Kev. U. J. Il.'iughiiiii'j returned Tues tlay from Ml.. I'lcas.uit, llfiitou county, where he had been linking a pro tinoled meeting for the Ifleen days previoitH. Mo teports fair Hiccoss. Mo united iu marriage, Wodtusday even iut; of last weelt, JauiesJ. Adkissou and Saiah K. Winegarilr.er, at the church, iu tin- presence ofn hirgo con- gregnliou, the chiiieh boin profusely dccoiated with natural lli '-i. Ilev. t. IN. Ulilto, who contlucled the protracted meeting , -it the Itaptlst ('liurch in tills city, with very fair suc cess, last Sunday afternoon administ ered the rites of baptism upon nine converts. The baptising took place at. Meliiemau'H pond uortliwcr.t of town, and fjtiite a largo crowd of people wit nessed tile ceremonies. Kev. White closed the meeting Sunday night and Monday morning departed for Smith ton, The l.tithciaii ladles of this city met yesterday at the hoitio of MrB. John Wassung on North Klsher street ami organized an aid society, (.'tor which lliey were treated to a .i;cinlhl lunch at the hands of Mrs. Wassung. Thia congregation have iuadntrraiigetnenlH to hold regu'ar preaching In this city and have lixed the date on the fli st Sunday of each month. The services will be held ill the 1'iesbyterljiii chitieli, beginning with the lltst liumlay in I)(j. cf.mhcr, at '! p. m , iu (lertriau. ( Tin: interest being taken in the Mott- II AN COUNI'V MA0A7.INK. bo-.'flmi H uioro notlecablo daily. Sitht.crl,.i.loMs nro rolling in. The Initial number, De cember, will contain half-tones of two of the most prominent men in .Morgan county two of the beat friends the people tit Morgan county have or Bver had. Also a plate of u ser.no In which not only every citizen of this county h Interested but which b. of Inteiect to the world, (let in lino and bring in your subscription. Polk at Sedalia Saturday.' Joseph W. Folk, caiidluitU' for OoV erlior, will speak in Sedalia to inurrow (Satuiday) at 'i o'clock in the afternoon nlid 7:110 at night, under the iuiHiicitt if tlio I'cttls County Folk Club. 1 ; l-'Ult HAliK Two good retiiietiifS properties, otieup. llA. YUUNO; UP-TO-DATE 3 1 MIW AtriOMATIO lll.,NTAI. 1,'IIAIU .IIJHT AIIDIll). E. P. YARNELL, DENTIST, Second Kloor, in Woods I Hock, Versailles, Alo. ELECTRIC LIGHTS. VorsalMes 'ltl.ciis Knvtir Munic ipal Ownership by u vtito or to ii. The special election held Tuesday to dctctmlfic whether or not the people of Versailles were III favor of Issuing bonds for the purpose of establishing an eleclrie light plant to he maintained on tho plan of municipal oncrshlp, showed conclusively that, the proposi tion Is favored by a large majority, the result of the vote is as follows: KiM, Ward cast ITJ wiles, I 'J a for and II) against I lie. pioposlllou. West Waul cast 1 1, 'I votes, 1 1: for and I against. This total vote east was li.'ll, with only II votes against the pi opositlon In the two wauls, The result of the vote leaves no doubt In tho mind of any reasonable person that tlio people of tills elty want IV syiiUiiit--of lli.V-dntr" 6':otie light iml are almost unanimously In favor of tiie city's owning tho plant. Mow the. elty council have thu matter In their hands to go ahead without any obstacle In their way, and Vor saillcs will be lighted by electricity. I'lrst-i'luss I'n in I til re House. Wo wish to call the attention of our readers lo tilts fact that Versailles has a lirst-class fiiriiltuio house, whcie anything iu the liou .e furnishing line can be pui chased at. moderate prices, and fair tieatment will he ,'iceoided to customeis, no dlll'crence from what section of the county such patrons may eonio. J.' V. Kirk is proprietor of this I'ur t it t nit) House, and he carries a stock siilllciently heavy to Justify the de mands of Morgan county. Should moio expetisivo goods lie wanted than he curries in stock, Mr. Kirk's facilities ait: such tiiat he can piomptly oider whatever the customer may desire in the furniture or carpet lino. As the holiday season is approaching lie expects to have on display and for sale a full line of Christmas presents, Mich as rockers, pictures, unique nigs, and In fact an immense slock from which to select some ineful pteseiit to decorate tho home. Mr, h'iik Is one of our most leliahht iiieichants, and worthy of your patronage and by deal ing with lllm the people not only pat ronize a home establishment, in.t they will get value received for every dollar they spend In his fiiriiitmu house, The Delit I.Mteil. A novel plan of raising a church debt was employed on Sunday morn ing at the M. K. Church, says tint Clin ton Democrat. A largo thermometer was painted on oil cloth, and mounted on u frame, which stood about ten feet high, with largo figures on one sldo be ginning with 100 and running to I.MiO, tht! amount to be raised. When subvcrii tiotiM weiu raised the mercury In thu thermometer was raised witli brush and paint as the subscriptions reached the hundred marks, until at the end of llf t en minutes he had tint mercury up to thu 1,500 mark, At thu end of twenty minutes thu subscriptions closed witli 81, 7H0 pledged, or K'O iiioro than was asked for. This will free tho church debt mill leave a fund to finish thu In- ' tcrlor In ficsccor some other llultdi. DENTISTRY. r:piosioii ut, ;unii n. 7. About 10 o'clock last Sunday morn ing a terrible explosion occurred at lohn Troy's Camp No. 7 near Maw Creek, twelve miles! west of Versailles, the details of which cause tho average citizen lo wonder t lint no direct fatali ties followed. lieorgo Troy, a brother of Contractor Ttoy, aoeonipnnicd by Kdward Robin son and l.ee Kulow, had just put in a shot and returned to tlio ( amp with a box of powder and dynamite. While they weto conversing within a few yards of tho box a torrillc explosion toolc place which tore, up things gener orally about tho camp, and all three of the. men recelyed Injiiilc., that of Kd ward Itohliison being thu most surl- ous, It Is supposed by tho workmen that a live slow fuse eamo iu contact with the powder and dynamite, causing thu explosion. A pleco ot the iur"' a dynamite, rap struck Kdward Robin sou iu the left breast and the force drove the missile Into the. lung, ruptur ing a. blood-vessel, (In: Injury haying the appearance of a gunshot wound, the blond Mowing freely. tleorge Tiny and l.eo Kulow wen) both bruised and mangled about thu face ami head, but nol ihcr sustained serious injmits. Mrs. Williams and Kelly weto at once tuiminoned from this city and hurried to the scene to 1 1 1 1 1 1 everything iu confusion. The vic tims wens all given attention, and Mon day morning I'M. Robinson was brought ' to town and scut to t ho Wyandotte hos pital In Kansas City for treatment,. It is miriii'tihiiis that any of the vie thus escaped with their lives, A house standing Mid yaids fiom whore, the ex plosion took place had every window light iu the building demolished, whilu the shook was felt a mile away. The (;irn Show. (juite an iulciest is being manifested by our f.irmois in the Corn Show which Is lo lake place In Versailles on Decem ber 1st, and preparations are being made to have tho display complete in every detail, The World's I'alr Commission ha.n o go red gooil prizes so that our fanners will havo otusl chances In scouring pay iu prizes for their trouble In mak ing the Corn Show a success, and they cannot ail'ord to neglect this matter. It Is of far more Importance than some ncem to icallze , Other counties in tlio state are making a great olfort to make a creditable showing at tho World's I'alr. In order lo Insure that Missouri will again be awarded the piiu as tho greatest corn producing statu of tlio union It la thu duty of every county to do Its part, Tlio insti tute will be of Interest as tho best method of breeding seed corn will bu discussed by exports. Clir.V.HiiiitlielimiN Show. The ladlcaof tho M. K. Church, South, will hold their annual Chrysanthemum show at Kraiiss' opera house on Thurs day, November tlio UHli; doors will bu opened at three o'clock p. m., refresh ments will bo served at any time tiflnr said hour, a lino Hoi ill display prom ised. Allure cordially Invited, 11 order of Iho ladles.