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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31. 1912.
Thomas R. Marshall
Elliott W. Major
Win. R. Painter
For Congress Second District
W. W. Rucker
For Stat..: 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
Vote the Democratic ticket
thereby swat high taxes.
Every Democrat owes it to
country to vote next Tuesday.
Major is the farmers champion
Vote for him and the entire Demo'
be sure to scratcn ies ana
leave "No" on amendments num
ber six and seven.
If you favor a government of, for
and by the people, vote the Demo
cratic ticket from top to bottom
Land having to pay all taxes
would ruin Missouri. Scratch "yes'
leave "no" on amendments number
six and seven.
A success was not made of the
movement to disfranchise the thous
ands of Missourians who desire
vote the Bull Moose ticket.
Taft has been telling on Roose
velt and Roosevelt has told about
Taft. Doubtless both were telling
the truth. Then vote for Wilson
Democrats reduced taxes in Mis
souri from 50 cents on the $100
valuation to 15 cents. Hadley tried
to raise them by trebling the tax on
ILidicy fooled the ;e.,;c In 1908
running wet in wet territory and
dry in dry territory. Can McKtn
ley fool tlir peo;le tho snme wtiy?
If you think that the trusts and
monopolies should rule and prosper
at the expense of the masses, then
either the Republican or Bull Moose
tickets will do.
A Democratic ballot is against
high taxes. Hadley tried to treble
the tax on farmers and the present
Republican candidates by their si
lence have endorsed Hadley.
Don't depend upon someone else
efeating the single tnx amend
ments. Go to the polls yourself,
ike otherswith you and all scratch
Yes" and leave "No" on Amend
ments number six and seven.
The riiizen who owns ie:il estate
be it ever so small, is a better citi
zen than the same man would be
id he not own re;;l estate, and now
comes aloii people proposing an
amendment to the Constitution
that would practically confiscate all
ands to the State.
Why Not Before?
You have, therefore, this extraor-
inary spectacle of two branches of
the Republican party, both of them
ed by men equally responsible for
tne very condition whicn we are
seeking to alter Therefore
to my mind it is a choice between
weedledum and tweedledee, 1
because what the whole country
nows to be true these gentlemen
deny, ihe whole country knows
that special privilege has sprung up
this land. The whole country
knows, except these gentlemen, that
it has been due chiefly to the pro
tective tariff. These gentlemen de
ny that special privilege has been
caused by the administration of the
protective tariff. They deny what
all the rest of the country has been
convinced is true and after they
had denied the responsibility of the
protective policy tor special pnvi-
ege they turn about to those creat
ures of special privilege which we
call the trusts, .those organizations
which have created monopoly and
created the high cost of living in
this country and deny that the
tariff created them not only, but
deny that it is possible to reverse
the process by which that monopo-
y was created, because in the very
piauorm oi ine tnira party it is
not said that they intend to correct
the conditions of monopoly, but
merely that they intend to assuage
mem, to render tn em less severe
to legalize and moderate the pro
cession of monopoly. So that the
two things that we are fighting
against namely, excessive tariffs
and almost universal monopoly
are the very things that these two
branches of the Republican party
both decline to combat.
There are some noble people.
there are some people of very high
principle who believe that they can
turn in other quarters (than the
Democratic party) for relief, but
they do so simply because there is
one of these parties that blows
beautiful bubbles for them to see
float in the air of oratory, men who
paint iridescent dreams of uplifted
humanity, men who speak of going
to the rescue of the helpless, men
who speak of those J who are over
burdened, men who paint a picture
of the redemption of mankind and
do not admit who they are who
are preaching this doctrine. They
are men whom we have seen and
tested and their conversion was af
ter a time when they possessed the
power to do these things and refus
ed to do them.
Is humanity burdened now for
the first time? Are men in need
of succor now who were uot in need
of succor ten years ago? Are men
now in need of protection wnen
these gentlemen exercised the tre
mendous power of the office of the
Is is not true that when Theodore
oosevelt was president of the Unit-1
ed State3 the people were willing to
follow him wherever he led? And
where did he lead them? When (
did he turn in the direction of this
great uplift of humanity? How
ong was the conviction delayed?
Now, on the other hand, what .
can we say in all honesty and truth '
of the Democratic party? Why, j
gentlemen, the Democratic party
was preaching these doctrines and
offering you leaders to carry them
out before these gentlemen ever
admitted that anything was wrong
or had any dream of the hopes of
humanity. We didnt wait until
the year 1912 to discover that the,
ain people in America had noth- j
ng to say about their government,
We have'been telling you'that for
alf amelioration ore'more.
I would'not speak,! would not
feel .one word of bitterness, but I do
tter my profound protest against
the idea that it is possible to do
hese things through the instrumen
tality of new converts. I say that
hose who are rooted and grouned
in this faith, those who have been
willing to stay out in the cold as
minorities through half a generation
are men tried to the bottom of all
that is in them. Their stuff is tried
out in the furnace and they are
ready now to serve you and they
are ready as an absolutely united
team. Woodrow Wilson at Indian
apolis, Oct. 3.
2 Reasons Why I Should Vote
Against Theodore Roosevelt.
1. Because he has broken his
solemn promise not to be a candi
date for a third term.
2. Because he permitted the
steel trust to acquire the Tennessee
Coal and Iron tympany, its princi
pal rival, in violation of the anti
trust law, and forbade the prosecu
tion of the Harvester Trust at the
behest of George W. Perkins, his
present national chairman.
3. Because out of office he prom
ises everything and in office per
4. Because he accepted cam
paign contribution from trusts, in
surance companies and "crooked
business" and denied that he had
done so "My dear Harriman."
5. Because he added the Pana
ma syndicate to exact forty millions
of dollars from the United States
lor property offered tor sale lor a
mere fraction of that amount.
6. Because he refused to allow
the prosecution of one of his cabi
net officers for railroad rebating.
7. Because he said: "Cowboys
and rough riders cut mad antics
riding their horses into saloons, fir
ing their revolvers right and left,
rom boisterous lignt-heartedness
rather than any viciousness, and in
dulging too often in deadly shoot
ing affrays, brought on by accident
al contact of the moment or on ac
count of some long-standing grudge
but they are much better fellows
and pleasanter companions than
the small farmers or agricultural
laborers, nor are the mechanics of
a great city to be mentioned in the
same breath with them." (Century
8. Because he stands for "Boss"
Flinn, Boss" Woodrow and other
"bosses" who serve him can the
leopard change his spots?
9. Because he would overturn
the institutions of our fathers; he is
10. BecauseUhe loves war better
11. Because the day he became
President there were 149 trusts or
combinations, capitalized at $3
000.000.000, and the day he retired
from office there were 1,020 such
combinations, capitalized at $31,
000.000,000. 12. Because "he is a demagogue
a neurotic, a flatterer, an egotist."
President Taft. (Who knows him
best.) -Dem. Press Bulletin.
12 Reasons Why I Should Vote For
1. Because he stands for equal
rights for all and special privileges
2. Because he stands for tariff
3. Because he stands for such
legislation as will prevent monopo-
ly and the control of prices.
4. Because he stands for the
income tax and believes that wealth
should share the burdens as well as
the blessings of the government,
5. Because he stands for the
rights of labor and the protection of
the wage earner, as shown in his
record as Governor' of New Jersey.
6. Because he stands for the re
vival of our merchant marine, gov
ernment promotion of agriculture
and industrial and vocational edu
cation. 7. Because he trusts the people
and believes that the governed
should govern; and that senators
should be chosen by the people.
8. Because he performs in office
the promises made out of office.
9. Because he would "clean
house" at Washington as he has
'cleaned house" in New Jersey.
10. Because he preaches and
practices clean politics and opposes
11. Because he is a real pro
12. Because his election will re
store the Government to the peo
ple. Dera. Press Bulletin..
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Loans on best terms tf.
Notice of Final Settlement.
All creditors and others interest
ed in the estate of James W. Hen
derson, deceased, are notified that
the undersigned, administrator of
said estate intends to make final
settlement of said estate at the next
term of Probate Court of Monroe
County, Missouri, to be holden at
Paris, in said County, on the 11th
day of November, 1912.
Meriwether & Meriwether,
Attys. for estate.
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Notice of Final Settlement
All creditors and others interest
ed in the estate of Joseph A. Adams,
deceased, are notified that the un
dersigned Executor of said estate,
intends to make final settlement of
said estate at the next term of the
Probate Court of Monroe County,
Missouri, to be holden at Paris, in
said County, on the 11th day of
WILLIAM W. ADAMS.
Meriwether &. Meriwether,
Attys. for estate.
J. R. B. KIDD,
Satisfaction guaranteed. Will go any
Monroe City, Missouri.
DR. J. S. HOWELL
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Rooms 401-2-3 Hannibal Trust Building
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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.
W. B. A. McNutt, M. D.
Office over Wood's Drag Store.
DR. J. N. SOUTHERN,
Office over Rogers & Thompson's store.
Telephones: Residence F. & M. S40. Be.:
252. Offlce: Bell 58.
R. S. McCLINTIO
Offlce over Monroe City Bank
Monroe City Mo.
Dr. J. D. SCOBEE
Osteopathic ' Physician
Ottiee: Proctor Building
Mooroe City. Mo.
bfne P & M No. 195
Farmers and Merchants Bant
Monroe City Mo
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. Corlev. J. D. Rohev.
John Shearman, W. W. Longmire.
M. Boulware, W. M. Carrico.
Foreign Exchange Bought and
New business desired and unex
celled Facilities offered.
Meriwether & Meriwether.
Attorneys at Law
practice in all courts. No-
R. L BUELL,
Surgeon. Calls promptley answered
Office: Elliott's Llvry Barn.
. & M. Phone 262. Residence,
S. C. Hampton,
Monroe City, Mo,
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