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Monroe City, Mo,
DAWSON & SETTLE
Are prepared to do
all kinds of general
Blacksmith ing and
Anyjkind of Vehicle built to
Painting and Rubber Tiring.
Horse Shoeing by
ALL WORK DONE RIGHT.
Where you are needed most
is where you will make most
Your opportunity is in Texas where soil,
climate and natural conditions are all
favorable. It is not an uncommon thing
for a farmer in Texas to pay for his farm
in one year. This could only be done where
land is fertile and inexpensive; crops big
and prices good.
Now is the time to make a trip to Texas
and see just where your opportunity lies.
On the First and Third
Tuesdays of each month
excursion tickets are sold via The Katy at especially low
rates with privileges of stop overs. Such a ticket enables
you to visit a large section of the Southwest and to see for
yourself the prosperous condition of the entire section.
Will you go now, or wait longer until land prices advance
to the top notch and the opportunities are less attractive.
Probably I can help you decide at any rate write me
for literature and further information. Address
W. S. St. George,
General Pauenger Agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
More About the Single Tax. I
The personal property assessed
in Missouri in 1911 for taxes in!
1912 amounts to $368,972,522,!
which, if the single tax amendment
is adopted by the voters this fall
will be exempt from taxation. Add
to this vast sum the value of all
buildings and improvements on
the town lots and farms of the
state and you will have the amount
of property that will escape taxes if
the so called equitable taxation
leagues of St. Louis are successful
at the polls in November. Now it
. is admitted without argument, if
. this enormous sum is exempted
from taxation in order to collect
the same amount of revenue in the
state that we have been collecting,
we must add all the taxes derived
from all this personal property and
Improvements to the taxes now
collected on the land. Now, who
will pay this heavy increase ot
taxes that must be necessarily levi
ed upon the land, if these amend
ments prevail? No other persons
except the farmers of the state. In
view of this fact Mr. Farmer, how
ought you to vote? Salisbury Press
Bring your sale bill to the Democrat.
Peat has about half of the heat
ing power of coal and double that
Polo is probably the oldest of
athletic sports. It has been traced
to GOO B. C.
Shetland's shortest night is five
hours, but her longest is over eight
What was probably the first li
brary in the United States was
started in Charleston, S. C, in 1749.
Thousands of square miles of
mulberry trees are planted in Italy.
Trees live from 50 to 70 years.
The first fire insurance society
was started in London in 1G98 and
another in 1700. Neithful was suc
cessful. The average life of $1 and $2
bills from issue to redemption as
multilated currency is. little more
than two years.
The average age of death has in
creased from 18 years in the six
teenth century to 33 1 2 years in
the present one.
Cress h the quickest growing of
plants. Under perfect conditions it
will flower and seed within eight
days of planting.
Galileo's first telescope was
made from part of a lead water
pipe, in each end of which he ce
mented common spectacle glasses.
A German mathematician esti
mates that Jthe average man who
lives to be 70 years old consumes
$10,000 worth of food u his life.
The flimsy paper called tissue
paper was originally made to place
between tissue cloth of gold or sil
ver, to prevent its fraying or tarn
ishing when folded.
The Bible publications of the Ox
ford University Press has been is
sued for 300 years, and can be pub
lished in 150 languages and dialects
Orders for 100,000 Bibles are quite
A Million Dollar Live Stock Show.
Au Exposition of the Rcsourseaof Missouri.
1 hree Nirjht Horse Shows,
SpleuaiJ Aum .Micnt Features.
Sedalia, Sept. 23th to Oct. 4th
Excursion tickets at reduced fares
at all Katy ticket offices
beptember 27th to
October 3rd inclusive.
Any young man or young woman wishing
to attend one of the best Business Colleges
in the United States can secure a scholar
ship at a price that will please you. Apply at
Are you going to California? Do
you want to be extra comfortable
on the trip at no extra cost?
Would you like to have a first
rate, good natured, thoroughly com
petent and well informed conduc
tor go through on the trip with you,
a man who is specially selected
and paid by our Railroad Company
to look after your comfort?
Such a man goes through with
each of our "Personally conducted"
parties. We chose men especially
fitted for this work. Men who are
courteous and kindly, who have
made the trip many times and
thoroughly understand their business.
If you can arrange to leave be- j
tween September 23 and October
10, let me know quickly, and I can
save you a considerable sum of
money, as during that period tick
ets at greatly reduced rates will be
on sale to all points in the far west
and northwest. Right now is the
time for you to begin to get ready.
Don't leave your arrangements un
till the last minute.
Please call at my office or write
and tell me on what date you can
get away, how many there will be
in your party, and I will make all
arrangements for you and take the
details off your mind. J. L Lyon,
Ticket Agent, Burlington Route.
Have your Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry repaired at Bebb's
Jewelry Store. All work guar
anteed. If you want to buy a horse, cat
tle, sheep or hogs advertise in the
The Paradox of Time.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas Time stays, we go;
Or else were this not so.
What need to chain the hours.
For youth were always ours?
Time goes, you say? -ah, no!
Ours is the eye's deceit,
Of men whose flying feet
Lead through some landscape low
We pass, and think we see.
The earth's fixed surface flee
Alas! Time stays we go!
Once in the days of old
Your locks were curling gold.
And mine had shamed the crow
Now in the self-same stage
We've reached the silver age;
Time goes, you say? ah, no!
Once when my voice was strong
I filled the woods with song
To praise your "rose" and "snow"
My bird that sang is dead;
Where are your roses fled?
Alas! Time stays - we go!
See in what traversed ways
What backward Fate delays
The hopes we used to know;
Where are our old desires?
Ah, where those vanished fires?
Time goes, you say? - ah, no!
How far, how far. O Sweet!
The pass behind our feet
Lies in the even-glow!
Now. on the forward way,
Let us fold hands and pray;
Alas! Time stays we go!
Single Tax Boiled Down.
Here is the Single Tax problem in
a nutshell. So much taxes must be
raised each year. If lit is raised on
all classes of property each class
will have to pay so much. If you
drop out any one class, the classes
that remain will have to pay more.
The classes of property is the divis
or, the amount of taxes to be rais
ed is the dividend; if you decrease
your divisor, you increase your
quotient. If you take personal
property out of your divisor, you
nearly double your quotient, the
amount you have to pay. When
personal property is exempted
from taxation as proposed by the
Single Taxers, the property that is
left, franchises and real estate, will
have to bear the burden now borne
by personal property. No amount
of sophistry can get around this
fact. You can't lift yourself by
your bootstraps an 1 you can't make
real estate carry its present load of
taxation and the added burden
that is now born by personal prop
erty without raising the taxes on
real estate. Don't let the Single
Taxers sting you for a sucker. When
ell the tax is raised on real estate
that is now raised on real estate
novice can readily see the result -Columbia
Farmers ..k ivlmn'.s Telephone Co.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Farmers & Merchants
Telephone Company of Monroe City,
Mo., will be held at the office of the
Company at ten o'clock a. in. Satur
day. October 5, 1912, for the pur
pose of electing eleven directors to
serve for the ensuing year, and for
the transaction of such other busi
ness as may be desired.
A LEE ELY, President.
W. J. ROUSE. Sec. 10-3
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