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Go to the Court House for a Lawyer's,
the Grave- Yard for a Doctors and the Scrap
Pile for a gasoline engine 's reputation. There
arenoSTICKNEY'Sin the E-r-Pile, but
many light weight engines too frail to stand the test of real work.
J. B. HRISTOW
Monroo City, Mo. y
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Children's and Women's
Every Day Shoes:
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The Gem has changed service and
their attendance is increasing rap
idly, their pictures are the best, our
citizens should patronize them.
They are censoring all pictures
shown in that Theatre, beginning
Monday, Feb. 24th. Nothing but
first class educational, instructive
pictures will be shown. They in
vite all our citizens to attend their
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Highest and Lowest Points in
The maximum difference in ele
vation of land in the United States
is 14,777 feet, according to the Unit
ed States Ccological Survey. Mount
Whitney, the highest point is 14,501
feet above sea level, and a point in
Death Valley is 276 feet below sea
level. These two points, which are
both in California, are less than 90
miles apart. This difference is
small, however, as compared with
the figures for Asia. Mount Ever
est rises 29.002 feet above sea level
whereas the shores of the Dead
Sea are 1,200 feet below sea level
a total difference in land heights of
30,292 feet, Mount Everest has
never been climbed.
The greatest ocean depth yet
found is 32,088 feet, at a point
about 40 miles north of the island
of Mindanao, in the Philippine Is
lands. The ocean bottom at this
point is therefore more than 11 1-2
miles below the summit of Mount
The difference in the land heights
in Europe is about 15,868 feet.
Mr. and Mrs. John White and
daughter. Easter spent Sunday in
Palmyra with his brother, Joe
Rest is not quitting
The busy career;
Rest is the fitting
Of self to one's sphere.
'Tis the brook's motion
Clear without strife,
Fleeting to ocean
After this life.
'Tis loving and serving,
The highest and best;
'Tis onward unswerving.
And this is true rest.
Clover and timothy seed can be
obtained from the Monroe Coal &
Walker Adams and wife, ofShel
bina visited S. H. Baynum and
Wanted 100 more milk custom
ers. Walter H. Moss. tf
Lewis Wolf went to LaPlata
Monday to attend the funeral of
Herman Bell went to Stoutsville
to see the home folks the latter
part of last week.
James B. Bristow, through his at
torney, J. P. Boyd, has filed suit
again it t he Burlington for $2,250
for the loss of his building and
tools in the recent fire at Monroe
Davenport & Mahan make Farm
Loans on best terms tf.
An exchange says that "one-third
of the fools in the country think
they can beat a lawyer in expound
ing h aw. One-half think they
can beat the doctor in healing the
sick. Two-thirds of them think
they can put the minister in a hole
in preaching the gospel; and all of
them think they can beat the editor
in running the newspaper."
Wm. C. Greeves has returned to
Miller, South Dakota. He came
here last March to assist in caring
for his mother, Mrs. Lucinda
Greeves, who died recently.
John Utterback has received the
announcement of the arrival of a
little daughter. Edith Hester, in the
home of W. D. Bannister and wife
at Lemoore, Calif.
Roy B. Meriwether went to New
Mrs. John R. Smith was in Quin
cy the latter part of last week.
Mrs. Al Able and baby of Shelby
ville, returned home Friday.
Mrs. W. D.
Hamner of Ely, was
C. A. Lawson was transacting
business in Palmyra, Thursday.
Clean Your Rugs.
Mrs. J. H. Grady has for sale the
Domestic Vacuum Cleaner. No
better machine manufactured. Ev
ery one does good work. Call at
residence and see them demonstrat
ed. Prices reasonable. tf
"As there are few large pleasures
let on long a lease, culture a large
undergrowth of small pleasures
which are easily accessible. It is
Miss Claudia Greeves, of Joanna always best to create for ourselves
has been visiting C. L Carpenter's some special interest" Mary A.
family. Livermore. . - "
OH, WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT .
Or MORTAL BE PROUD.
Oh. why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like the fast fliiting meteor, a fast flying cloud.
A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave,
He pasnth from life to his rest in the grave.
The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade.
Be scattered around and together be laid;
The young and the old, and the low and the high
Shall moulder to dust and together shall lie.
The child that the mether attended and loved
The mother that infant's affection who proved.
The hurbaud that mother and infant who blessed -Each,
all, are away to their dwellings of rest.
'llu' maid on whose cheek, on whose brow, in whose eye,
Shone, beaiijy and pleasures - her triumphs are by;
And the nvaiory of those who have loved her and poised
Are alike in the minds of the living erased.
The hand of the khig that the sceptre huh bor.ie.
The brow of the prist that the mitre hath worn,
The eye of the s and 'he heart of the brave.
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the grave.
The peasant whose lot was to sow and to reap,
The herdsman who climbed with his goats to the steep
The begger who wandered in search of his bread,
Have faded away like the grass that we tread.
The saint who enjoyed the communion of heaven,
The sinner who dared to remain unforgiven,
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just.
Have quietly mingled their bones in the dust.
So the multitude goes like the flower and the weed.
That withers away to let others succeed;
So the multitude comes, even those we behold.
To repeat every tail that hath often been told.
For we re the same things are fathers have been;
We see the same sights that our fathers have seen.
We drink the same stream, and we feel the same sun.
And run the same course that our fathers have run.
The thoughts we are thinking our fathers would think;
From the death we are shrinking from they, too would
To the life we are clinging to they too would cling.
But it speeds from the earth like a bird on the wing.
They loved but their story we cannot unfold;
They scorned, but the heart of the haughty is cold;
They grieved, but no wail from their slumbers will come
They loved, but the voioe of their gladness is dumb.
They died -- ay, they died; we think that they are now.
Who walk on the turf that lies over their brow,
Who make in their dwellings a transient abede.
Meet the changes they met on the pilgrimage road .
Yea, hope and despondence and pleasure and patn,
Are mingled together in sunshine and rain;
And the smile and the tear, and the song and the dirge.
Still follow each other, like surge upon surge
'Tis the wink of the eye, 'tis the draught of a breath,
From the blossom of health to the paleness of den- h.
From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shnvi 1
Oh. why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Wi'liP K -.ov
Random Furrows by Rambo.
A forced smilegives itself away.
Limited wants make contentment
Trouble shies at a'goodjdigestion,
Plodding is a greater winner than from the fool.
If you want to be sure to be re
membered by your friends, borrow
money from them.
A fool learns from nobody; a wise
man learns from everv!one. even
The speculator's vision of wealth
is usually a mirage.
Most of us fool ourselves more
than we do anyone else.
It is always best to be'dilatory
in the exercise of malice.
Charity for yourself will hardly
cover a multitude of sins.
Live within your income, but
don't sponge on the world in do
He is a genius who can grin and
look important at the same time.
The empty head, like the vacant
house, is always filled with ghosts.
Lots of men are so "conserva
tive" they never exert themselves
to any account
A good many men who are pop
ular socially are not so popular in
their own homes.
The most harmless liar is the one
whom nobody believes; he barms
no one but himself. . .
A fool cusses the horse that shies
A wise man takes the blinkers off
the bridle. Be; wise.
When you travel so' fast you can
not see the blossoms'iby the way
side, it is time toslow down.
The Creaking! of fnf winri.mtll iri
need of oil gets onlone's nerves:
but it isj music alongside of a
crotchety neighbor.- Star Farmer
Sister Annie's Task.
A smart little girljrecited to her
mother a supposedly original poem
of such unusual quality that the
mother's curiosity waslaroused.
"And youjwrote that all yourself
dear?" she asked;gravely. 7'Thought
of it all and wrote itlout, too?"
"Well." the child explained, after
a brief hesitation, "I didn't write it
out 'cause I can't write but just a
little yet. But it's all mine, just
the same mamma. You see, I
thought it all out, and Sister Annie
she just wrote around the thunkl"