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AN UNTERRIFltD DEMOCRATIC ' N EW5PAPER.
HAYTI, MISSOURI, THURSDAY. SKPTEMBER12, 1912.
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The Milwiikt'i' lY' Press pub-1
lislit's the following eilitonil con-1
curninir the tfivin; ;tw:i.v of iiiw-1
impcr space, ami ii just about en-
iui'idus with tin -it atioii in tiooil
many towns and cities besides
.lihvaukuu. The I,ru Press says:
Advertising publicity is what a
newspaper has to sell. It is as
much a commodity marked with'
a price as the wares in a dry'
ouds store. Yet thousands of,
citizens who would not think of'
asking :i merchant to jrive them,
so much as a necktie have no
compunction in asking that an
advertisement be riven them by i
a newspaper. The thought does
not even enter their lie ids that
every inch of space so ion, in
addition to providing them with
the most valuable kind ol service,
actually costs the newspaper in
editorial labor, in composition, in '
metal, in stereotyping, in print
ing, etc., a very detinite -,11111 ol"
The Free Press, like every oth-,
er Milwaukee paper, is liberal in
giving of its space to further the '
cause of philanthropic, public
and other institutions, enter
prises and causes where the ob
ject is non-commercial and condu
cive to the public wellare.
In return it expects only ap-!
preciation- appreciation of the!
fact that the press is giving its'
most costly commodity, a -.en ice,
so valuable the beneficiaries'
could not afford to buy it and ,
without which their institution,
enterprise or cause could not ex
Ut, a service winch is always
made at a sacrilice to the news
columns and at an actual ex-'
it expects recognition of the
fact that while halls, theaters
and other public places, bill
posters and all the other service
enlisted in the.se causes demand
compensation with but few ex
ceptions, it is the newspaper
that gives its ware.-, free for the
suite of public good.
Yet in the vast majority of
cases this generous .service is
blissfully taken for granted and
the paper's liberality abused.
the prettiest store in
town, but a dandy
place to trade.
The Interstate Levee Associa
tion at Memphis. Tenn., is mak
ing efforts to have one ot the
greatest levee conventions at
that city, September lM. '27, and
'2C, that has ever been held.
They are working for a large at
tendance, and the arrangments
to take care of and interest the
people are being carefully looked
The three candidates for pros
dent, Taft. Wilson ami Roose
velt, are expected to be present,
and the governors of all states
along the river as well as promi
nent people from every part of
the country, both as speakers
and as delegates.
The inenibei s from the valley
are determined to press their of
lorts before the next session
ol congess for money enough
to raise our levee .system above
the danger of even the Hi 1:2
stage of water, and a big atten
dance from the Mississippi river
sections will impress the.se men
and their country generally to
Every person who can should
attend this convention, as the
presence of every one will lend
just that much strength to our
appeal to the government, to pro
tect the finest country the sun
shines on from the dangers of
Atlee Jackson went down to
Memphis Saturday, to accompa
ny his sister, Mis.s Pay. of Ihich
anan, Tenn.. on her return home.
That which is purely a lavor is
accepted as a matter of course,
and what would be requests are
couched a.s demands.
When the courtesy has been
performed there is rarely appro-
ciation, and more often dissatis
faction generally silence.
The result in many other cities I
has been that a price has been (
put upon every kind of publicity, j
no matter what its object- even
upon the church notice. In
those cities, we warrant, such
favors as the press bestows are
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From Jsew orlt World.
It will be riuiicuiliered tlmt It was In 1SKU that Huoherelt wrote the cele
brateil "My Deur Mr. Harrliuiiu" letter, mi.vIuk ".voti and I are pructicul men"
and asking the millionaire magnate to thi. White House, and after a confer
ence tlmt Mr. Harrlman raised $2-10.000, winch was used in the campaluu:
and that It was also In this campaign 1'eilslus coiitriliuted toward Huohevelt'a
campnicn InmiruiK-e company money helonuiiii; to women and children
W. H. Wilson was taken ser -
iously ill Sunday.
LEFLERS DRUG STORE
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1 Mrs. Tom Lewis of Braggado-
ico was shoping in Hayti Friday.
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l. BlWfl BHl aH
and they will have a
any color) and a smooth
readily collect dust and
cloth. A half-gallon will
an ordinary sized room
Information and color
at our itoro.
Gallons. . ..
GET RURAL ROUTES.
Postmaster Guffy, who, by the
way, has made the best postmas
ter Hayti has ever had, informed
us Sunday that if the road had
been opened up from theGuither
place to Game, the rural route
for all that country extending as
far as braggadocio would have
been from Hayti instead of Ca
ruthersville. He told us this at
the time the route was establish
ed, but our people let the oppor
tunity pass. He tells us now that
there is a petition before the
county court to open a road from
Hayti to Terry, and that as soon
as that road is opened, a rural
1 route will be established from
! Hayti to deliver mail to all that
I country north of Hayti, and if it
is not established, then a route
may be run from Curuthersville.
Hayti is the logical point for all
these routes, from Caruthers
ville north, as mail can be deliver
ed from Hayti about a day earlier
than from Curuthersville. He
says that the only trouble in se-
curing a road from Hayti to Ter-
1 ry is the right-of-way over the
; McParland lands. Why not get
1 busy on this, and have some good
roads leading to Hayti?
1 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams,
j Buster Moore and Miss Pearl
Merideth of Kennett visit
ed, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cran
ford from Friday till Sunday.
to make the floors in your home
Give them a coat of
rich gloss appearance (most
hard surface, which will not
is easily cleaned with a damp
be enough for the borders of
and an amateur can apply
ft; 4$M 3o3h
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One feature of the new postal
law which has escaped general
.attention is likely to affect the.
newspapers and indirectly their
policy. It requires full publica
1 tion of the ownership of all news
papers and periodicals, as well
1 as their paid circulation and the
ownership of bonds against such
papers. Statement containing
this information must be tiled
1 with the Post Office Department
1 and later published in the paper
concerned. It also requires
that all editorial or other reading
matter for which money is paid
or promised shall be plainly
marked as an advertisement on
penalty of tine of not over $r00
for each offense.
Dan Webb and family of East
St. Louis, who have just return
ed from a visit to Charlie Pro
vine and mother in this city,
writes back that they made
the trio of over 000 miles with
out a serious accident of any
kind, and that while they suffer
ed some inconveniences, they on
ly added spice to the experience,
which will make the recollection
more fond. They made the trip
in an automobile, and after leav
ing Hayti, visited Mr. Webb's
old home in Illinois.
Jas. Argo has been on the sick
list for several days.