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The fly by nature feeds on all
kinds of animal ant) vegetable mat
ter. It feeds on infected excreta
and in this way the feet, the legs,
and the intestinal tract of the fly
become heavily iuieeled with ty
phoid fever !rms The fly tben
enters tr.e hiuaen. dining room.
stor4 house for food, and dairy to
deposit typhoid germs on the food
stuff upon which or in which it
m;jy litit or fall. In this manner
the ny serves to transmit typhoid
germs from injected material to
the food stuffs.
To prevent the fly from spread
ing disease, it should be extermi
nated. The extermination of the
fly requires a little energy and a
small expense. The common house
fly deposits eggs on dead animals
and vegetable matter, old newspa
pers, and trash of any kind about
the yard. Manure in and about the
stable is especially favorable for a
hatching place. The egg forms a
maggot, which in turn develops the
fly.. From the laying of the eggs
to the development of the fly about
ten days is necessary. These
bleeding places should be destroyed
all decaying matter both animal
and vegetable, rags, etc.. should be
destroyed at least once per week.
The stable should be screened, and
the manure pile should be screened
and disinfected with lime or crude
petroleum. In the stable, or in any
other room where the flies may
congregate, a weak solution of
bichromate of potash in water, in a
shallow dish serves to kill the flies.
This solution is not poisonous and
is safe to have about the house.
Address questions on prevention
of diseases to Preventive Medicine,
University of Missouri, Columbia.
12 Reasons Why I Should Vote
Against William H. Taft.
1. Because he signed the Payne
Aldrich Tariff Bill.
2. Because he vetoed the farm
ers' free list and other bills reduc
ing excessive tariff duties.
3. Because he has failed to take
any steps to lessen the present high
cost of living.
4. Because he supported Ballin
ger in his efforts to turn rich coal
deposits in Alaska over to the Gug
genheims. 5. Because he has used federal
patronage to maintain a political
machine manipulated in his behalf.
6. Because he abandoned his
official duties to enter into an undig
nified scramble with his predeces
sor for renomination.
7. Because lie has lost the con
fidence of his party and of the
8. Because he failed to support
Dr. Wiley in his administration of
the Pure Food Law.
9. Because his trust policy has
helped the trusts and brought no
relief to the people.
10. Because his administration
has resulted in disappointment and
11. Because he is a reactionary.
12. Because "he has proved
faithless to the cause of the Amer
ican people." Theodore Roosevelt.
(Who knows him best.) Demo
cratic Press Bulletin.
A Callaway County farmer bought
a Gale Steel Beam Chilled Plow for
$9.00. A South American farmer
sends to New York and gets the
same plow delivered for $7.20. But
the Callaway County farmer got
something besides the plow. He
also received $1.80 worth of tariff.
Dem. Press Bulletin.
Mrs. W. I. Longmire underwent a
severe operation at Kirksville, Mon
day, At last reports she was get
ting along nicely. Her friends hope
she will soon be restored to good
health once more as she has been
ill tor some time.
"Ads" Lower Cost of Living.
; Chicago, 111. Oct. 8. -Newspaper
'advertising tends to lower the cost
j of living, according to the consensus
:of ( pinion voiced by H;ienkrs f
the luncheon given by th? Ilcwkeye
Fellowship Club to-day.
Were it not for advertising the
public would be bankrupt as the
result of soaring prices, it was as
serted. The relation of newspaper adver-
tising to the high cost of living was
summarized by the speakers as
It decreases living expenses.
It increases the volume of sales.
Increased sales to the consumer
Advertisements tell people where !
to buy cheapest.
Bargains would go begging were
it not for advertising.
Advertisements are eheaper than
high salaried drummers.
For Sale 7tX) large sized hedge
posts assorted and piled separate
from 150() posts. These posts will
last 50 years. Also the same num
ber of smaller posts will sell quite
cheap.-Thos. Proctor. 10-17.
Editor McKinney of the Excel
ior Springs Standard says; "One
of the most unfair and unreason
able propositions ever submitted to
the voters of Missouri, is the Single
Tax scheme to be voted on the at
November election, and the farm
ers, the real estate owners and all
who have the welfare of the state
at heart will have to get out and
vote and work against the proposi
tion, not to wait until after the
election and then kick after the
devilment has been done. Don't
come to the conclusion that it will
be defeated without your help, but
you have a scrap on your hands.
"The Auto Bandits of Paris" a
thrilling story of crime. A 4 reel
moving picture show at the Gem
Thursday Oct. 31.
D. M. Kelley and J. Adam Shear
man have bought the grocery de
partment of Yates & Shearman.
They are pleasant, accommodating
gentlemen and deserve a liberal
patronage. Success to them.
Laban Lake returned to New
London, Tuesday after a visit with
his son and many friends here.
Miss Belle Johnson.
w . .- m
An Important Question
which is of vital importance to
every business man who would be
successful, is regarding his bank
account Are you
Getting Good Service
where you have your account at
present? We offer the best bank
ing facilities to our depositors and
every accommodation within rea
son. FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
Monroe City, Missouri.
The Falling of the Leaves.
Fall!-and everywhere the sights
and sounds of falling. In the woods
through the cool, silvery air, the
leaves, so indispensable once, so
useless now. Bright day after
bright day, dripping night after!
dripping night, the never-ending
filtering or gusty fall of leaves. The
fall of walnuts, dropping from bare
boughs with muffled boom into the
deep grass. The fall of the hickory j
nl,t' filing noisily down through
tne scaly limbs and scattering its
hulls among the stones of the brook
, below. The fall of buckeyes, rolling
: like balls of mahogony into the lit-
itle dust paths made by sheep, in
:the hot months, when they had
sought those roofs of leaves. The
fall of acorns, leaping out of their
matted green cups as they strike
the rooty earth. The fall of red
haw, persimmon and pawpaw, and
the odorous wild plum in its valley
thickets. The fail of the seeds
whatsoever of the forest, now made
ripe in their high places and sent
back to the ground there to be fold
ed in against the time when they
shall rise again as the living gener
ations; the homing downward flight
of the seeds in the many-colored
woods all over the quiet land. -James
The disclosures regarding the
sources of Republican campaign
funds do not besmirch Roosevelt
and Taft personally so much as they
do the whole Republican organiza
tion. The evidence is convincing
and the proof conclusive that Wall
Street has simply been paying the
Republican party in cash for the
tariff privileges which have been
conferred upon Wall Street. That
is what the Democrats have always
charged. Now it is admitted. Mor
gan and four other trust magnates
testified under oath that they con
tributed $450,000.00. Republican
consumers have had their eyes
opened. They can not in good con
science vote the Republican ticket
this year Democrat-Press Bulletin.
Frank Elliott says that every hog
that he had vaccinated while they
were well, never took the cholera.
He had 125 head when the cholera
struck them and lost about 25. Then
he had Dick Graves vaccinate or
inoculate all the drove and not a
hog died or got sick. We think the
farmers would do well to vaccinate
their hogs before they get sick. It
will be money well spent Appeal.
' Miss Belle Johnson has just add
ed an Auto Graflex Camera to her
Studio outfit. The new camera, a
perfect instrument in every respect,
is valued, when fully equipped, at
between three and four hundred
dollars ' The lens, the finest of its
kind, is a gift of an Eastern Optical
Company, in appreciation of the
good work done by Miss Johnson
with another lens of their make.
S. R. Emery of Ely, has been ap
pointed as one of Missouri's dele
gates to the International Dry Farm -
ing Congress which is to be in ses
sion at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada,
Oct. 21 to 26. Mr. Emery started
yesterday to attend the meeting.
He will have something to tell the
farmers of this vicinity when he re
turns. Missouri Denmark Sale.
Dr. S. Maddox shipped two Mis
souri Denmark 2-year-old fillies to
Kansas, second shipment to same
party. Also the beautiful Chestnut
gelding 3-years-old, by same, to
Iowa; third shipment to same
Saturday there was a game of
Basket Ball between the High
School team and a town team com
posed of former High School play
ers. The game was at the school
house and the score was 16 to 8 in
favor of the High School girls.
The Rebekahs are arranging to
feed the hungry on election day.
We have plenty of all kinds
of coal coming.
The Best Illinois Coal on
EVionroe Coal 8l Grain
Have the Democrat to do that
printing you need.
Wanted A man
farm. Arch Owen.
to work on
For Sale A nice 3-year old driv
ing mare. Arch Owen.
J. D. Brandmeyer received a car
of sbeep from Kansas City.
J. E. Spiker, of Bushnell, 111., was
here on business Tuesday.
L. H. Dodd, of Macon was with
Monroe friends part of the week.
Archie Little and wife, of Brook
field have been with friends here.
Camilla in moving pictures at the
Gem Friday Oct. 18 4 reels 5c
W. L. Gleason, of Brookfield
spent part of the weeks with
Miss Roxie Douglass, of Frank
ford has been visiting her aunt, Mrs
M. B. Garner.
Mesdames Wunch and Scott, of
Hannibal have been with their
Fr. Stephen Kendrick, of St.
Louis has been visiting his brothers
and many friends here.
Roy McFarland and wife are re
joicing over the arrival of a fine
boy at their home Thursnay.
Tandy Gentry, wife and baby, of
Hannibal spent part of the week
with their many Monroe friends.
Apples -Good apples 50 cents
per bushel at orchard or 60 cents
delivered in town, cider 25 cents
gallon. -W.C. Morse.
Found -A bunch of keys and
corkscrew. Owner can have same
by proving property, and paying for
A bake sale by Class 9 of the
Christian Church will be held Sat
urday, Oct 19 at Mr. Lamar Woods
Drug Store. The public patron
Society will please take notice
that Miss Kahilaonapaopilliaue of;
Hawaii is to be married. Betchu
can't look off the paper and
spell it. Telegraph.
For Sale A few choice S.. C.
Brown Leghorn Cockerels cheap if
taken at once H. H. Hiniker strain.
F. B. Carrico, Route 1, Monroe
City. F. & M. Phone 152 D. 10-17
M. W. Caldwell, Monroe County's
efficient Highway Engineer was
here Tuesday on an inspection trip
over the Cross State Highway. He
said some good work had been
Death of Mr. Schluckebier.
Daniel Schluckebier, a highly
respected citizen of the West Ely
neighborhood, died last Friday even
ing. The funeral was held this af
ternoon, interment being delayed to
await the arrival of his son William
from the state of Washington. Mr.
Schluckebier was eighty-three years
of age and had lived on the farm on
which he died since 1862. He was
for many years a consistent mem
ber of the German Lutheran church
and always prominent in its affairs.
He was of a genial, happy, disposi
tion and made and retained many
friends. He is survived by his wife
and eight children as follows: John,
of West Ely; William, of Washing
ton; Mrs. Sophia Smith. Mrs. Sarah
Claggett, of Monroe City; Mrs. Millie
Vogt, of Woodland; Mrs. Katie
Schnechlick. Mrs. Christina Schnech-
j lick, of Quincy; Miss Anni. who
lives at home. Palmyra Specta
tor. Short Course in Agriculture.
' An announcement of the Short
Winter Courses offered by the Mis
souri College of Agriculture at Co
lumbia, has just been issued. Ac
cording to this the first term of the
Two Year Winter Course will begin
this year November 4th. The
course was attended last year by
297 students. It is a practical
course for men who want to learn
all the "ins and outs" of up-to-date
farm practices. Men who have
completed this course in the past
say that they are making enough
more from their farms or drawing
enough larger salaries so that the
money spent in taking the Short
Course is now bringing them in
anywhere from 20 to 250 per cent
annual interest. There may be a
few better investments in Missouri,
but they aren't being offered to
farmers very freely. The'Two Year
Winter Course, however, is open to
every farmer in the state above six
teen years of age. The special an?
nouncement giving full informa
tion about this and other short
courses will be sent to anyone who
will write for it to the College of
Agriculture, Columbia, Mo.
This campaign against Single
Tax has finally proven the value of
the home paper to the'home here
after the farmer will- be more
loyal than ever in supporting the
local paper which is really helping
to save Missouri from confiscation.
The most amazing true story of
crime ever told. The Auto bandits
of Paris. At Gem Theater, Thurs
day Oct 31.