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Vf. J. ROUSE, Editor.
."IwV.S S1.00 PEI? YEaRi
au-rel at the I'oslutt'.ce at Monroe City
Missouri, as secondta:is matter.
THURSD AYTnOVEM B ER 1 4, 1912.
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Two Kinds of Farming
In these here no fence corner days
What farmers use is jist some
Stretched 'crost the country in a
fur a feller must inquire
Where is th' next big farmhouse at
'Most all the farmers I kin see
Wears dress-up clothes an' shiny
An' rides in their own cars, b'gee,
Jist like the way-up bankers use.
We ust to clrar a patch o' ground
An' snake the logs an' burn the
An' sort o' plow an' fool around
A fishin' net with two inch mesh
Would hardly hold the nubbins
We'd git when next September come
An pumpkins w'y, tomaters
It 'bout th' size they was, I vum
An' farmers used a ridin' plow!
An' these here farmers 'way out
Where land is wide an' deep an'
Taiks like th' lawyer fellers does
Or preachers, in our neighbor
hood. W'y down the river in them
We used a code o' signals 'stead
Of reg'lar English seen as you
Fellers that farms jist with yer head
Out here at reg'lar farmin' do!
I reckon hardly none o' these
Here modern farmers ever made
A batch o' soap er had to grease
A cross-cut saw er in th' shade
Of the ol' grape arbor1 had to
The grindstone for their dad to whet
The mower's dull ol' sickle bar
These farmers that say "please" an'
An rides 'round in a motor car!
The Knot-Hole in the Fence.
My chum and I have lots of fun,
He lives next door to me;
And there's a high board fence be
His yard and mine, you see.
But still we've got a meeting place
We think it's just immense.
We see each other often at
The knot-hole in the fence.
I traded there my pocket knife
For two long pencils new;
The hole was plenty big enough
To push the bargain through.
The other day he spent a cent
And passed it through the hole
So I could have a lick.
We meet there many times a day
On this or that pretense;
I don't know what we'd do without
The knot-hole in the fence.
Eleanor Allen Schroll.
Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist
Names of the Months Their Origin
and Meaning. j
Jnnuary- After the Roman god.
I Janus deity with tw faces one
looking into the past and the other
gazing into the future.
February Latin ferruaro, to pur
ify. The Romans observed the fes
tival of purification during this
month. ' j
March Named after an old god i
of war. Among the Saxons this
month was known as Lenet. spring. I
This is the origin of our word Lent- i
April Latin, aperio, to open,
opening of the flowers. The Saxons
called the month Eastre, in honor
of their goddess of spring, whence I f(Jods drinks of which we par.
our word Easter. I take every day flre more ,ike,y tQ
May- Named after Roman god- j be unwh0Iesome than oysters, be
dessMaia, the mother of Mercury ; cause ovsters are now nrincinnllv
to whom the Romans
the first of the mouth,
third month of the old
i-ndar. The Romans
It was the
con.' i lered it
unlucky to marry in this menth on
lecount of the celebration of the
June--So called in honor of Juno
Ovid also gives derivation as jun-
iorebus. while others connect the ;
name with Junius, or with the con
sulate of Junius Brutus. It may
have an agricultural reference as
originally, it denoted the month in
which crops grow to ripeness. Orig
inally it had 29 days. Caesar add
ed the thirtieth.
July Named in honor of Julius
August Gets its nume from Au
September From the latin, sep-
tem, seventh month according to
the old Roman calendar.
October, November and Decem
ber retain the names by whieh they
were known in the old Roman cal
endar, when there were but ten
months in the year; octo, novem
and decern, meaning eight, nine and
"Do all the good you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
In all the places you can.
In all the ways you can.
As long as ever you can."
And say nothing about it.
Butter On His Pie.
Mr. MacNaughton, millionaire
umber merchant, gazed at the
check which had just been handed
him with a solemn face.
"Dcesn't it look big enough?" ask
ed the man who had made out the
"Oh, it's big enough," said Mac
Naughton, 'but there's nothing
looks very big these days. I'm
minded of the first days I spent in
this country no matter how many
years ago that was when money
looked big to me.
When I landed I went with a
friend that had been over here six
months to the house where he
ooaraed and lodged, and, well, too
for the sum that appears ridiculous
to me now, as I look back to it.
When we were in the midst o'
the dinner that was my first meal,
Sandy2MacLaughlin put bis mouth
close to my ear and whispered to
Put butter on your pie, Augus.
Three dollars a week is nae joke.'
An I can tell ye I put a good
bit on! Youth's Companion.
Little Ethel had been very naugh
ty. Her mother sent her from the
dining room; but when the pudding
came on sne determined to give
Ethel another chance. "Tell Ethe!
it sne will be very, very good for
the rest of the afternoon she may
have some pudding," she said to the
servant. The servant delivered the
message, and returned with the re
ply: "Please mum Miss Ethel
wants to Know what kind of pud
uiug ii is ueiore sne makes any
The Truth About Oysters.
The popular tendency to txnfiger-
ation is illustrated in the case of
recent attacks on the wholesome-
ness of oysters. There have been
some instances in the past fifteen
years in which illness was ascribed
to eating oysters, but in most of
these, where circumstances permit
ted a thorough investigation, it was
found that the accusations against
natlon- and- n .ne or two casesu,at
least' .t0 a des,re t0 attract public
attention on the part of persons
who placed the matter in print.
The real facts concerning oysters
arc that a larrlo nrnnnrtinn rf the
grown in the deep, pure waters of
the large bays and sounds, where
they are continually swept by the
clean, salt water currents. These
grounds are miles from land and
are remote from all sources of con
tamination. Not one bushel of
oysters in one thousand has any
chance to become contaminated.
Laying Strain Light Brahmas.
Few extra fine cockerels if taken
before Dec. 1st., $1.50.
Mrs. Alexis Melson,
11-14 Monroe City, Mo",
A dollar and a penny once hap
pened to be together in the same
pocket and the dollar began to put
on airs. "I am a big gun," said the
dollar, "and you are nobody. I am
white and bright, and you are only
a dull, mud colored little Indian. I
am religious for I am all the time
saying. "In God We Trust," and you
are only a pagan. I am patriotic,
for on one side I have an American
eagle and on the other the goddess
of liberty, and V buy lots of fire
works on Fourth of July. I am
heavenly minded, for I have the
stars to think about and you don't
have anything. I am precious for
am nice, bright silver and every
body wants me; but you are the
base copper and nobody cares a
snap for you."
'That may all be so," said . the
poor little penny. You may be
more patriotic than I am, and more
religious than I am, but I go to
church more than you do and am
found in the contribution box often
er than you are." Ex.
your wants in
Have your Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry repaired at Bebb's
Jewelry Store. All work guar
A good old lady came to New
York to visit her daughter. The
first night of her visit the younger
woman took her to hear a vegetari
an lecture on the beauties of a diet
of lettuce leaves and peanuts. The
second night they beard a lecture
on a new religion "which is no re
ligion at all" and the third night
they listened to an address upon
dress reform. Next morning, when
daughter arose, she found her little
old mother had packed up and was
sitting on her trunk, black bonnet
on and purse in her hand, waiting
for the expressman. "Why, moth
er," said the youuger woman,
"what's the matter?" "I'll tell you
what's the matter," said the other
her lips snapping tight in decision.
"The first night of my stay I heard
a man who tried to take away my
appetite, the second night a man
tried to take away my God. and
last night another man wanted to
deprive me of my petticoats. I
am going home." Ex.
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A wonderful sale of Short-Horn
bulls was held in Buenos Ayres,
Argentine, by Bullrich &. Co., the
atter part of September. The
bulls had been shipped from Scot-
and by Donald McLennan. The
top price paid was $20,905 for the
two-year-old Beaufort Landmarker
from Lord Lovat's herd. Several
other bulls sold for $10,000 each.
he average price paid for the 32
head was $4,440 in gold Enter
prise. Mary Was Frightened.
The old farm horse was a little
skittish and the farmer's wife was
evidently badly frightened. The
autoist stopped his machine and
"Shall I lead your horse by?" he
I'll get the horse by all right"
the farmer answered, "but I do wish
you'd lead Mary past" Ex.
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Ralls and Shelby counties.
Bell Phone to Ely.
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Ryan's Low Prices!
Men's and Misses'
Children's and Women's
Every Day Shoes:
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Forty-Five Large Bins to
RYAN SHOE CO.,
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W. T. RUTLEDGE, Dentist.
The savmg of teeth a specialty
Office in Redman Block over Va
riety store. 'Phone 56.
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Omce over Wood's Drug- Store.
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John Shearman, W. W. Longmire.
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