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W. J. ROUSE, Editor.
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filtered at the Postonice at Monroe City
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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1912,
Thomas R. Marshall
Elliott W. Major
Wm. R Painter
For Congress- Second District
W. W. Rucker
For State Senator
Robert S. McClintic
For State Auditor
John P. Gordon
For State Treasurer
E. P. Deal
John T. Barker
For Judge of Supreme Court
Henry W. Bond
Robt. F. Walker
Chas. B. Faris
For R. R. Commissioner
James T. Bradshaw
James P. Boyd
John T. Glasscock
G. K. Lewis
W. M. Meteer
For Prosecuting Attorney
A. T. Stewart
For Judge Eastern District
B. F. Vaughn
For County Surveyor
M. W. Caldwell
P. G. Msrr
John A. Wilson
For Constable Monroe Township
H. A. Graves
F. M. and J. D. Rohr were busi
ness visitors at Quincy, Saturday.
Mrs. C. C. Cassady has been vis
iting friends at Quincy and Hulls,
Chris Gottman and sister, Miss
Lizzie, were in Quincy part of the
A. B. Leeper and family spent
part of the week with Macon
C. C Sharp and family returned
Saturday from a visit with Avon,
Mrs. Elsie Miles and children
spent part of the week with Pal
There are not enough school
teachers in Boone County and five
districtts have no teacher.
Wanted Sewing to do. Prices rea
sonable. Call or phone J. 0. Gilson's
residence for further information.
Have your Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry repaired at Bebb's
Jewelry Store. All work guar
anteed. Mrs. Edmund Walsh, of Wauke
sha, Wisconsin, is here visiting her
mother, Mrs. S. J. Robertshaw, and
many frieuds. Miss Walsh is quite
popular in this city.
Miss Delia Moss departed Satur
day for her home at Jacksonville,
Florida, after a pleasant visit with
relatives aud friends here. Her
brother, P. P. Moss accompanied
The Single Tax Amendment.
The Single Tax Amendment ;
which will be submitted to the vot-;
ers of Missouri at the November
election is the most dangerous and
revolutionary economic measure
ever proposed in the history of the
state. Should it be enacted into
law it means that henchforth the
farmers and other land owners of;
Missouri will have to bear the en
tire cost of state, county and mu
nicipal government, for the passage
of this amendment will wipe out
all taxes on personalty compelling
land to bear the entire burden. It
means that henceforth the hun
dreds of millions of dollars invested
in bonds, stocks, notes and other
corporation securities the million
invested in our great manufactur
ing enterprises that all these in
terests will not hereafter contribute
a penny of locpl or state revenue
In round figures this added burden
upon land owners will amount to
approximately ten million dollars
per annum for the whole state.
To give the reader an idea of
what this means to the farmers of
the average county I will take
Boone county as an example; in
this county the remission of all per
sonal taxes means that the owners
of farms will have to pay an in
crease of $56,106 on the basis of
taxes paid in 1911. That the farm
ers' own personal taxes be remitted
is a soft soap argument which
doesn't get anywhere. The cold
fact remains that under the Single
Tax system the farmers of Boone
county will have to pay $56,106
more than they are paying at the
present time and in varying de
grees this will hold good for every
county in the state. Missouri
Farmer and Breeder.
Where All Animals are White.
What is known as a "white
farm" is located near Puyallup,
Wash., the owner of a place being
Eugene Jacquemin, a lover of na
ture and live stock. For years he
has been gathering together white
animals and fowls, which are all
housed in spotless shelters and per
mitted to roam within the bounds
of white fences.
This ''white farm" is one of the
several found in other parts of the
globe and is unique because it con
tains many specimens of albino an
imals and birds.
White horses do all the farm
work. White ponies play with the
children. White cows furnish but
ter and milk. There are white
hogs, sheep and goats. The pig
eons, chickens, ducks, ducks, geese,
turkeys and guinea fowls are all
white. The guinea fowls are im
ported from Africa. A novelty is
pair of peacocks, pure white.
About the yard three white Spitz
dogs play and white Persian cats
lounge on the porches. In the or
chard the farmer has an albino
elk, three white deer, a mountain
sheep and a polar bear cub. There
are in aviaries a pure white mag
pie, white black birds, pheasants,
wild swan, crane arfd storks. San
On Friday. August 24. prime sir
loin of of beef sold in London for
19 1-2 cents per pound and in New
York for 28 cents per pound. Just
at present meat prices are higher
in this country than ever rwfnrp
while the identical cuts that bring
such high prices here are sold in
London for about two-thirds as
much. This despite the water haul
of 3,000 miles, and the two rail
hauls, first from ChicagoXto the At
lantic sea I board, and Liverpool to
London. St. Joseph Observer.
Don treed Green Corn.
Complaints are coming in that
green, corn is killing pigs. Swine
are too valuable to run any risk
with them wait till the new corn
is ripe and dry. Drover's Telegram.!
on your trip
by taking advan.
tage of the low
in ettect on
the First and
mt f .r.
i mr a i ues-
the time to
aay or eacn
Toxus ami see
ju: t where yMr
A'.c your local
os 'iit to Ml ynu
o '.ir'.i' t via Kitty
i' tt'll ij, where
bikI I'll i lan ymir
f full Information
trtn nnii iin
about the lure
home town. I
will also send
yon our tint f i tt
tooki on South
ties. Write toiluy.
W. S. St. CEORGE,
P. A., M. K. & T. R
St. Lottif, Ua.
Willing to Oblige.
A story comes from a town where
firms advertise to sell fish direct to
small purchasers. The glowing ad
vertisements asked for the sending
of half a dollar with the list of the
varieties of fish preferred. One let
"I want two salmon, a dozen
whiting, a dozen fresh herring, some
flounders, and if you have them
you can add a lobster."
The next day the lady received a
letter, which ran:
"Dear Madam: Please send an
other dime and we will forward
the fisherman," Dallas News.
"Cremate or deeply bury the
dead." We wish that we could have
that sentence printed in letters a
foot high on a sign that couldn't be
missed and must be heeded, and
posted on every poultry plant every
where. Cremation is best, and far
better than burial, but deep burial
is better than the carelessness which
leaves dead fowls and chicks lying
about on the poultry plant, in ma
nure heaps, in open pits or in ad
joining woods and fields. We re
peat, whenever you find a dead fowl
or chick or kill a sick one, cremate
or deeply bury it (beyond chance
of being dug up by dogs or skunks)
and do it immediately. Don't wait,
don't hesitate, get busy. Columbia
Joseph Smith, of Monroe City is
the guest of L. D. Cort and wife in
this city. For many Jyears Mr.
Smith was a (prominent farmer of
this county, living near Philadelphia
but some eight years moved to Mon
roe Gity. He came with his parents
to Marion county in 1831 from Vir
ginia, and iremembers distinctly
when there were but a few houses
either in Palmyra or Hannibal. He
is now eighty-eight years of age
but is quite active and enjoys good
health. Palmyra Spectator.
. Bailey Turner. George S. Tomp
kins, Harry Fuqua and. Harold
Davenport have gone to Columbia
to attend the State University. The
other young man in the 1912 grad
uating Class of Monroe High School
is Faris Elzea and he is taking a
course at Gem City Business Col
lega This speaks well for Monroe
High School. ,
The world's greatest show window
is the newspaper. How much easier
and pleasanter is it to sit at home
and read of the bargains offered,
where to buy this and that cheapest
) where this sale is being held and
that special offer is than to spend
the entire day in a tiresome hunt
from store to store for bargains not
advertised. Fulton Telegraph.
Robert Meriwether was looking
after professional business at Perry,
Have You Heard
The Great Change in
The Homestead Law?
Everybody entitled to a home
stead wants one, of course, but un-
the recent law was oassed. a
homesteader was required to live
continuously on the land for five
years before the government would
turn it over to him to be his very
own. Now it is altogether different
and irrigated farms in the Big Horn
Basin of Wyoming and Yellowstone
Valley of Montana, Mondell 320
acre free homesteads in Wyoming
and 640-acre unirrigated free Kin
kaid homesteads in Nebraska, can
be taken up on a new and liberal
plan. You can prove up and get
title in three years' time, and will
be permitted to leave your home
stead five months each vear. so
that you can go home and earn
money with which to buy stock
and get your homestead farm go
ing. This is very important and
opens up a splendid opportunity to
men, young and old, to get well
Write me what kind of land you
are interested in. and I will write
you all about the new law and the
lands that the government will
You can get a railroad ticket
from Omaha to Thermopolis and
return, for instance, at a rate of
$31.75 and a proportionate rate
from other points any time until
September 30, good until October
31. On such a ticket you can see
the 640-acre homesteads in Neb
raska, the Mondell lands in Wyo
ming, the Yellowstone Valley lands
at Huntley and Billings, Mont., and
the irrigated land3 in the Big Horn
Basin. Think what a grand trip
this would be.
Perhaps you could arrange to do
with me on one of the homeseek
ers' excursions which the Burling
ton Route will run to these lands
on October 1 and 15, or know some
one else who would like to go.
I have no land for sale the Bur
lington merely employs me to give
information and assist anyone in
terested in this wonderful country,
without charge. Let me know from
what point you will start and on
what date you wish to go. I will
send you information about the
lands and tell you just how and
where to meet me in Omaha TV
Clem Deaver, Immigration Agent,
Burlington Route, 337 Q Building,
Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist
J. R. B. KIDD.
Satisfaction cuaranteed. Will go any-
where. A trial is all that Is asked-
Monroe City, Missouri.
DR. J. S. HOWELL
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Rooms 401-2-3 Hannibal Trust Building
J. T. LEE
Will cry sales in Marion, Monroe,
Ralls and Shelby counties.
Bell Phone to Ely.
JAMES T, SANDIFER
Monroe City. - Missouri
Ryan's Low Prices!
Men's and Misses'
Children's and Women's
Every Day Shoes:
10c, 25c, 50c, 75c, 95c
Forty-Five Large Bins to
RYAN SHOE CO.,
207 N. Main St Hannibal, Mo
W. T. RUTLEDGE, Dentist
The saving of teeth a specialty
Office in Redman Block over Va
riety store. 'Phone 56.
See f$J$P(rt J?rJ for
W. D. A. McNutt, M. D.
Office over Wood's Drug Store. Residence
DR. J. N. SOUTHERN, Lhrygseco'nanand
Ofllce over Rogers & Thompson's store.
Telephones: Residence F. & M. J40. Be
Soi. Office: bell 56.
B. S. McOLlNTIO
Office over Monroe City Bank
Monroe City Mo.
Dr. J. D. SCOBEE
Office: Proctor Building
Monroe City, Mo.
'hone F & M No. 195
Farmers and Merchants M
Monroe City Mo
F. H. HAGAN. President.
WM. R. YATES, Vice-President
W. R. P. JACKSON, Cashier.
W. M. PATTERSON. Asst Cashier
W. W. LONGMIRE, Secretary.
Dr. J. B. Corley. J. D. Rohov.
John Shearman, W. W. Longmire,
T. M. Boulware, W. M. Carrico.
Foreign Exchange Bought and
New buBinesB desired and unex
celled Facilities offered.
Meriwether & Meriwether,
Attorneys at Law
Will practice in all courts. No
tary Pub! in office.
R I RUFF I Veterinary
I. L,. UUCLL, Physician and
Surgeon. Calls promptley answered
Office: Elliott's Livrv Barn.
F. & M. Phone 2C2. Residence.
S. C. Hampton,
Monroe cltv. Mo.
Deeds and other le.ai in.mim.n..
Use the TRAVELERS
PRICE 25 CENTS
431 S. DIARBORN ST., CHICAGO
DR. U. S. SMITH.
2nd Floor Trust Bldg. Hannibal, Mo.
Practice Limited to
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
M. B. PROCTOR
J. S. RUTLEDGE
Thos. Proctor, D. R. Davenport, J. J.
Brown, P. W. Huston, W. B.
Arnold, A. Jaeger, M. B.
W. T. YOUELL
Monroe City, Mo.
Headquarters at the Democrat