Books always make an acceptable gift.
I have been fortunate in securing a lot of
new copyrighted fiction which I can sell
at a very low price. There are no two
alike, so come early and get your choice
Miss Sallie Rouse.
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A Warning From Marion.
The mothers who allow a 16-year-old
daughter to float around
the township in a top buggy with a
poor counterfeit sort of a sport of a
weak jaw and a weaker morals
merely opens the door to grief and
disgrace. If you don't know what
company your girl keeps or what
time of the night she turns in, your
roar when the gossips get busy
round about as pathetic as a wheeze
of ajewsharp. We would rather
see a girl kiss a blind shoat through
a barbed wire fence than to Bee her
change partners six nights a week
in a front parlor with the lights
turned low. There are lots of weak
kneed parents who are going up
Figure and Study
Stlckney Engine is guaranteed to
years. Divide the price by 10 to
COST PER YEA
?. The average
arv manes is .? ve,
engines is 3 years. Divide
by 3 to get their COST PER YEAR.
and less for up-keep too,
Monroe City, Mo.
against the judgment day with as
much show as a cross-eyed girl at
a beauty show, and their children
will rise up and call them blessed
with the enthusiasm of a one-legged
man at a club dance. Marion
Ham For Each Visitor.
Each visitor who attends Missouri
Farmers' Week at Columbia, Janu
ary 13-17, will be presented with a
ham. Just what kind of a ham
this is it doesn't matter. If you get
one of the badges, you will say that
is it about the neatest souvenir you
ever saw. The object of this badge
is to further exploit Missouri hams
and bacon, on which $100 in prem
iums will be awarded during Farm
Fighting the Chiuc!i ?j With Tire.
By L. Hascmnn.
The chinch bug cost t ha state of
Missouri, approxinnt-Jy $3,000,000.
CO i hi? year. U:;!.;;
st;ps are taken to destroy the
swarms which are living over dur
ing the winter this loss will be;
greatly increased next year. j
Between now and Dec;mber 1st, j
all meadows, pastures, roads, waste!
lands and other fields, which arej
heavily overgrown, should be care-1
fully examined for the hibernating;
chinch bugs. Those fields near,
wheat and corn fields which were j
infested last summer should be ex- j
amined with special care. The in-
sects hide deep down in clumps oi"
grass, under leaves and rubbish j
and in many cases their presence!
can be detected from the disagree-!
able odor of the crushed bugs, even
before one finds them in their hid-.
jng places. j
Wherever they are found, the j
fields should be burned over imme-!
diately and caarefully so that every
possible shelter will be destroyed
The wind should not be too strong
so that the heat will penetrate down
into the clumps of grass and make
a clean job. Farmers should co
operate in burning over all public
highways and railroad right-of-ways
in the infested regions. With care
ful, systematic burning of all har
boring places in the fall, a large
percent of the millions of hibernat
ing bugs will be killed by the heat
directly and many more left expos
ed to the winter. After each and
every farmer has done all he can to
destroy the pest during the winter,
the fight will be well enough start
ed so that, if taken up in time next
summer, the injury from the pests
may be greatly reduced.
Keeping Up the Milk Yield.
By P. M. Brandt.
Now is the time to commence
feeding the milk cows. It is true
the grass is still green but it has
not much feeding value. A cattle
feeder does not think for a moment
of finishing off a bunch of steers on
this fall grass. Why should a dairy
man expect the cows to maintain
their milk yield on it?
Butterfat is scarce. The price is
high and is going higher. It will
pay to produce more butterfat, but
it cannot be done by feeding the
cows fall grass, corn stalks and tim
othy hay. It is also a mistake to
neglect the cows tor a few weeks,
intending to make amends by lib
eral feeding when winter comes. It
is important that the milk yield
never be allowed to decline. Ic is
almost impossible to bring a cow
back to her normal flow after it has
been permitted to decline.
It is important that fall feeding
be commenced now before the milk
flow is cut down by short grass and
scant feed. Those who are fortu
nate enough to own a silo should
give each cow about 25 pounds of
silage a day. Every cow should
have all the clovtr, alfalfa, or cow
pea hay she will clean up. This will
amount to about 10 lbs. a day if
the silage is fed. It silage is nut
fed more hay should be given. It
is well to remember that cownea
hay is one of the cheapest of dairy
Cows giving over a gallon of milk
a day should be fed grain. A good
grain mixture is corn chop mixed
with bran or cottonseed meal. Corn
and cob meal may be substituted
for the chop. A pound of this mix
ture should be given each day for
every 3 pounds of milk produced.
The best of cows will not produce
milk unless fed liberally on the
right kind of feed.
Mrs. J. J. Brown went to Laclede,
Mo., Tuesday to spend the day with
Miss Gladys Pettit and attended the
entertainment given there that
evening by the Lewis Concert, Co.
of which Miss Pettit was one of the
principal attractions. Macon Times-Democrat
I have several cars of
good Illinois ffSut& Lump
Coal on track now.
Phone me your orders
and have them filled with
clean coal free from dirt
Trip to CaHfornia Under Special (are
"You feel like sorting out and tying together the memories of
this trip and keeping them separate from all other trips." A
woman recently said this after a pleasant experience on a Bur
lington Route "Personally Conducted" Excursion party to Cali
fornia. She traveled alone, but met many agreeable people on
the car, which was in charge of a special conductor. This good
natured official was a well-informed, courteous man who went
all the way through with the party, looking after everyone's
comfort and attending to all the little details of he trip. Thus
a woman or child in one of these parties can travel with per
fect safety and freedom from care. If you would like to know
more about the Burlington's comfortable, popular and inexpen
sive personally-conducted excursions to California, through
scenic Colorady and Salt Lake City, please write me a postal
and I'll be glad to send your copy of our illustrated folder, de
scribing the trip in detail, the scenery, the choice of routes,
telling all about how to join one of these parties and contain
ing one of the best maps of California ever published.
Miss Edith Dimmitt to be Dr. Wain-!
Miss Edith Dimmitt of this city
will go to Japan with the Wain-
right family as Dr. Wainnghts
private secretary. They will sail
from San Francisco on the steamer
"Nile" Nov. 23.
Dr. Wainright has been selected
by the various churches in Japan
that have agreed on a common lit
erature to translate in tracts and
books for the whole Japanese em
pire. He will be stationed at Tokio
The churches furnish his and Miss
Dimmit t's support.
Miss Dimmitt graduated from
Howard-Payne College at Fayette
in 1000 and that school upon hear
ing of her appointment, volunteer
ed one-half of her support.
Dimmitt is highly educated
has the social and business quali
ties that her new work wiil require.
She has held a position in th3 pub
lic school at Richfield, Utah, for
the past several years. We con
gratulate her upon this new honor
Shelby ville Herald.
If you have a home and are not
out of debt, don't fret and worry
yourself and your good wife into
the grave for the sake of making
money. You have but one life to
live and it is brief at best. Take a
little pleasure and comfort as you
go day by day. and try to do a lit
tle good to others. A morbid, in
satiate desire to possess the earth
to grab everything in sight, is at belongs to the new school with vis
the foundation of more misery than : ion aud grasp of the changes going
aimost any other thing. Wealth I on in our political and economic
alone will never keep your memory ! structure, and the Mercury hopes to
green after you are gone: a good ' see him on the federal bench before
life and kind actions will. Frank-J a great many years. Paris Mer
ford Chronicle, cury.
GEO. E. CHIPMAN, Ticket Agt.,
W. A. LALOR, General Passenger Agent,
208 N. Broadway, St. Louis, Mo.
Notice to Taxpayers.
We meet you on the dates listed
below. Those delinquent on per
sonal taxes are notified that pay
ment must no longer be delayed:
Monroe City, Tuesday, Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19,
20. 21 and 22.
Madison, Monday and Tuesday,
Nov. 23 and 26, and until 10 a. m.
of the 27th.
Holliday, Nov. 27. 10 a. m. to 6
Evansvilie, Monday afternoon,
A. C. DEAVER. Collector.
Testing Corn With Testing Kettle
Inquiries have come to the Mis
souri State Board of Agriculture as
! to the proper method of testing
grain with a testing kettle such as
j is cammonly used at elevators. The
rule is as follows: "Place the ket
tle where it cannot be jarred or
shaken. Pour from a scoop, bag
or pan, held two inches from the
top of the kettle, into the middle of
the kettle at a moderate speed un
til running over. Strike otf in a
zigzag manner with the ede of the
beam held horizontally."
Judge W. T. Ragland of Paris has
been named as one of the three
j delegates from Missouri to the
American Bar Association. It is a
great honor, is merited at the same
time, and shows his high standing
among Missouri lawyers. He is
one of the ablest, most progressive
and business-like judges in the state
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