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Morgan Cenity Republican.
W. W. KINLOCrf, Publisher.
Peary did not And nny Ice trul
an bis travels.
Football la not even aa exciting for
the doctors ai It was.
Austria has a pottery trust That
would bo a good one to smash.
When a lawyer merely charges a
nominal fee, It Is really phenomenal
Artificial diamonds are going up so
fast that It will soon pay to wear real
There are only four letters In love,
but there are thousands of love let
The Kaiser has talked Into a phono
graph. Kvcry German may now hear
his master h voice.
"Castro is better," sayB a Venezuela
cable. There are persons who do not
bellevo he could be worse.
The old schoolboys of Boston say
that the three It's are being neglect
cd In thv public school. Right they
Yale university haB raised the sal
arles of Its .rofessors. Some of them
make almost as much now as a foot
London reports the sale of an
odontoglossum crlsplum plttanum for
$5,700. They've Kono up since we
Prof. George F. Moore says that we
owne much to Hnbylon. The claim,
however, seems to have been out
luwcd some years ago.
Pretty hard on Count HonI being
cut off from all those millions, with
the cost of living higher than It has
been for 20 years.
J. F. Comma and wife celebrated
the seventy-fifth anniversary of their
marriage the other day. A pretty long
sentence for two Commas.
Gorman police arrested a man and
had him fined three marks for snecz
In;; In public. It must bo expensive
to have hay fever In Germany.
The startling suggestions about
matrimony that are constantly being
made, says the Washington Star,
never make any difference in the busi
ness done by the marriage license
Ontario Is now producing radium,
gold, silver and diamonds. With a
little more training It would seem to
bo a very simple matter for a fertile
isoll like that to yield up bank notes
and government bonds.
A Pittsburg woman has been driven
to matrimony as a protection against
liurglurn. Some other women, unfor
tunately, suya the Now York Ameri
can, wouldn't mind a burglar us a
protection ugainst their husbands.
At Dresden, Germany, u public
bathing bouse for don baa been
opened. If Dresden Is one ot the
plncei where dogs are utilized In the
Kuusage business It Is no more than
right that they should be kept as clean
If that Wiener Maenergesangvereln
knew what a N'ord Amorlknnlsche
Saengebund was like, and an Indiana
pollscher colosseum Into the bargain,
says tho Indianapolis News, It would
Jump right down the throat of an In
vitation to get there.
The patient hen has a rival. A Hrlt
Ish government analyst reports to tho
llsherles committee of tho Cornwall
county council that the eggs of dog
fish when boiled are similar to hard
boiled hens' eggs, and that they aro
wholesome and highly nutritious.
"There are," says the Indianapolis
star, "thousands of happy homes for
which the trial marriage possesses no
charm. Turn the husband and wife
loose, and they would marry twice as
quick as before." Htlll, it would per
bapu be best not to tako any needless
risk by turning them loose whilo
groceries are bo high.
We seem to have landed In the
Congo all right In tho matter of the
acquisition of rubber, mining and rail
way concessions. Possibly this may
lead to our taking a hand in tho
suppression of tho atrocities that are
ullegcd to be flourishing so extensively
there, says the lloston Herald. Hu
manity should keep pace with trade.
Seattle now wants a "world's fair"
and tho chances aro that she will get
It, although tho appellation bostowed
o'n tho enterprise Is apt to bo a mis
nomer. This is an era of "exposi
tions" and tho public funds at Wash
ington, says the Philadelphia Bulle
tin, can usually be relied upon to fur
nish a goodly share of the cash
IN PORTO RICO
Special Message the Re
sult of Chief Execu
tive's Recent Visit
MUCH GOOD WORK DQNE
Progress Made Under American Ad
ministration Is Pointed td with
Pride Last Year the Most Pros
perous the Island Has Ever Known
Congress Urged to Confer Full
American Citizenship Upon the
Porto Rlcans Aould Have All In
sular Governments Placed In One
Washington. President Roosevelt's
message, describing conditions In Por
to Klco, and making recommendations
for legislation he believes necessary,
was read to the congress. It ia aa fol
To the Sonate and House of Represen
On November 21 I visited the Island
of Porto Klco, landing at Ponce, cross
ing by tho old Spanish road by Cayey
to San Juan, and returning next morn
ing over the new American road from
Areclbo to Ponco: tho Bconcry was
wonderfully beautiful, especially
among the mountains of tho Interior,
which constitute a veritable tropic
Switzerland. I could not embark at
San Juan because the harbor has not
been dredged out and can not receive
an American battleship. I do not
think this fact creditable to ns as a
nation, and I earnestly hopo that im
mediate provision will bo made for
dredging San Juan harbor.
I doubt whether our people aa a
wholo realize tho beauty and fertility
of Porto Klco, and tho progress that
has been made under Its admirable
government. We have Just cause for
prldo In tho character of our represen
tatives who have administered tho
tropic Islands which camo under our
flag as a result of tho war with Spain;
and of no one ot them is this more
true than of Porto Rico. It would bo
Impossible to wish a more faithful, a
more efficient and a more disinter
ested public service than that now be
ing rendered in tho Island of Porto
Rico by thoso in control of tho Insular
I stopped at a dozen towns all told,
and one of tho notablo features In
every town was tho gathering of tho
school children. Tho work that has
been dono In Porto Rico for education
has been noteworthy. Tho main em
phasis, as Is eminently wlso and prop
er, has been put upon primary educa
tion; uui in addition to mis tnere is a
normal school, and agricultural school,
threo Industrial and three high
schools. Every effort Is being made to
secure not only the benefits of ele
mentary education to all tho Porto
Rlcans ot the next generation, but
bIho aa far as means will permit to
train them so that the industrial, agrl
cultural and commercial opportunities
of tho Island can bo utilized to the
best possible advantage. It was evl
dent at a glance that the teachers,
both Americans and native Porto
Rlcans, were do voted to .their work
took tho greatest pride In It, and wero
endeavoring to train their pupils, not
only in mind, but In what counts for
far more than mind In citizenship, that
Is, in character.
I was very much struck by the ex
collent character both of the Insular
police and of the Porto Rican real
ment. They are both of them bodies
that reflect credit upon the American
administration of the Island. The In
sular police are under the local Porto
Rlcan government. The Porto Rican
regiment or troops must be appro
priated for ny tho congress. I earn
estly hope that this body will be ke.it
permanent There shctild certainly be
troops in the Island, and It Is wise
that these troops ahould be themselves
native Porto Rlcans. It wtiti'd bo
from every standpoint a niMlake not
to perpetuate thin regiment.
In traversing the Island even the
most cursory survey leaves the be
holder struck with the evident rapid
growth In the culture both of the su
gar cane and tobacco. Tho fruit In
duitry Is also growing. Last year was
tho most prosperous year that the
Island has ever kno vn before or since
the Amerloan occupation. The total
il exports and Imports ot the Island
vas 145,000,000, as against 118,000,000
n 1901. This Is the largest In tbt
stand's history. Prior to the Ameri
;aa occupation the greatest trade for
any one year wm that of 1MJ, when i$
mehedBerlrtt.M.M Last year,
therefore, there was double the trad
that then was In the most prosper
ous year under the Spanish regime.
There wen 210,273 tons of sugar ex
ported last year, ot the value of f 14
186,311; 3,B55,163 of tobacco, and
28,290,322 pounds of coffee of the value
of $3,481,102. Unfortunately, what
used to be Porto Rlco'a prim crop
coffee ha, not shared this prosper
ity. It has nover recovered from the
disaster of the hurricane, and, more
over, the benefit ot throwing open
our market to It haa not compensated
for the loss Inflicted by the closing of
the markets to it abroad. I fall your
attention to the accompanying memo
rial on this supject of the board ot
trade of 8an Juan, and I earnestly
hope that soma measure wlll be taken
for the benefit of the excellent end
high grade Porto Rlcan coffee.
There la a matter to which I wish
to call your especial attention, and
that is the desirability ot conferring
full American citizenship upon the
people of Porto Rico. I most earnest
ly hope that this will be done. I can
not see how any harm can possibly re
sult from It, and It seems to me a mat
ter of right and justice to the people
of Porto Rico. They are loyal, they
are glad to be under our flag, they are
making rapid progress along the path
of orderly liberty. Surely we should
show our appreciation of them, our
pride In what they have done, and
our pleasure In extending recognition
for what has thus been done, by grant
ing them full American citizenship.
Under the wise adminlstiationof the
present governor and council, marked
progress has been made In the difficult
matter ot granting to the people ot the
Island the largest measure of self-gov
ernment that can with safety be given
at the present time. It would have
been a very serious mistake to have
gono any faster than we have already
gono in this direction. The Porto
Rlcans have complete and absolute
autonomy In all tholr municipal gov
ernments, the only power over them
possessed by the Insular government
being that of removing corrupt or In
competent municipal officials. This
power has never been exercised save
on the clearest proof of corruption or
of incompetence such aa to Jeopar
dize tho Interests ot the people of the
Island; and under such circumstances
it has been fearlessly used to the Im
mense benefit ot tho people. It is not
a power with which it wouia oe aaie,
for tho sako ot the island Itself, to dis
pense at present. The lower house la
absolutely elective, while tho upper
house Is appointive. Thla scheme la
working well; no Injustice of any kind
results from "It, and great boncQt to
the island, and It should certainly not
bo changed at this time. Tho machin
ery ot the elections is administered en
tirely by the Porto Rlcan people them
selves, tho governor and council keep
ing only such supervision as is neces
sary in order to Insure an orderly elec
tion. Any protest as to electoral frauds
settled In tho courts. Here again it
would not bo safe to mako any change
In tho present system. The elections
this year wore absolutely orderly, un
accompanied by any disturbance; and
no protest has been made against the
management of the elections, although
three contests are threatened where
the majorities were very small and
error was claimed; tho contests, ot
course, to be settled in the courts. In
short, tho governor and council are co
operating with all of tho most enlight
ened and most patriotic of the people
of Porto Rico In educating the citizens
of tho island In tho principles of order
ly liberty. They are providing a gov
ernment based npon each cltizon's self
respect, and the mutual respect ot all
citizens; that Is, based upon a rigid
observance of the principles of Justice
and honesty. It has not been easy to
Instill Into tho minds of peoplo unac
customed to the exorcise of freedom
tho two basic principles ot our Amcrl
can system; the principle that the ma
Jorlty must rulo, and tho principle that
tho minority haa rights which must
not bo disregarded or trampled upon.
Yet real progress has been made In
having these principles accepted aa
elementary, aa the foundations of suc
I transmit herewith the report of the
governor or I'orto nico, sent to me
president through tho secretary ol
All the Insular governments should
be placed in one bureau, either In the
department of war or the department
ot state. It Is a mistake not so to ar
range our handling ot these Islands at
Washington as to be able to take ad
vantage of the experience gained In
one, when dealing with tho problems
that from time to time arise la aa
In conclusion let me express my ad'
miration for the work done by the con
gress when it enacted the law under
which the Island fa now being admin
(stored. After seeing the Island per
sonally, and after five years' expert
ence In connection with Its adminis
tration, It Is but fair to those who de
vised this law to say that It would be
well-nigh Impossible to have devlrel
any other which in the actual working
would bavo accomplished better re
liults. THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
The White House, Dec. 11, 1906-
Afcewt Mleeeuri Seheele.
Jefferson City The forUcotalng an-;
anal retort of Sta.te Superintendent
oT PuMle Schools Carrlagton will con
tain n statement that 8t Louis haa
an assessed valuation, ot 1249,069 per
teacher employed, and pays an aver
age salary of f 720, while Kansas Glty,
with an assessed valuation ot $110,
009 per teacher employed, pays an
average salary of 8110.
The compulsory attendance law
brought 26,263 children Into school the
first year it was Jsopted.
The highest annual salary paid n
rural teacher In Missouri la 1609 for
a term of eight months, or 676 per
month; the lowest Is 60, for n term
of four months, or f 15 per month;
the average Is below 200.
The average levy for school pur
poses In the rural school districts la
about 47 cents on the $100, assessed
valuation, while In the cities and
towns it Is about 82 cents.
There Is a greater demand for
trained teachers than waa ever be
fore known. The normal schools were
well attended. The enrollment In
these five schools since September 1
(s, In round numbers, as follows:
Kirksvllle, 600; Warrensburg, 700;
Cape Girardeau, 400; Springfield, 200;
Lived In Three Centuries.
Springfield Levi Boster died at his
home near Houston, Texas county,
aged 116 years. He was born In 1790,
and had lived In Missouri since 1848.
He always wore homespun clothing,
cowhide boots and hickory shirt. His
white hair fell over his shoulders,
and he had worn a long gray beard
for over half a century. Boster voted
for Andrew Jackson for president, and
nad voted for every other democratic
candidate for president since. He
is survived by two sons, William B.
Boster, who is 76 years old, and "Doc"
Boster, 67 years old.
No More Stay For Aggie Meyers.
Jefferson City Gov. Folk bu re
fused the importunities of persona
Iving In Ray county to grant to Ag
gie Meyers, under sentence of death,
and to be hanged January 10, a 60-
day respite from that date. Under
his Instructions, Pardon Attorney
Mosby so wrote those persons. The
governor declares emphatically that,
having granted four respite In this
case, he will not yield further in the
There Will tie a, Shower of Present.
St. Louis Little 19-Eaonths-old Dor
othy Klmmey, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Allison N. Klmmey, of 4143 Lin-
dell boulevard, will be remembered
during the' holidays by more grand
parents and great-grandparenU than
any other baby In St. Louis, for she
probably has a larger number of direct
ancestors living than any othor baby
In the city. Besides the father and
mother, the baby has five great-grand-
parents and four grandparents living.
Want a Midnight Closing Law.
Jefferson City Boventv-flva tier cent
of tho crime traceable to saloons. Gov.
Folk says statistics will show, occurs
after midnight, and for that reason
there will be incorporated in the bill
to do presented to the legislature, ask
ing for a stato excise commlgRlnnnr.
ship, a provision requiring all the sa
loons in tho state to close at midnight
every night and to remain closod until
it o clock in the morning.
All Turkey Rectfrds Broken.
Pilot Grove More than 2.000 tur-
keys were sold here In one day, for
wnicn me farmers received nearly
$3,500 from local merchants. All rec
ords for one day's business In turkeys
were broken. The or InclDal streets
were blocked with wagons. A special
car loaded with turkeys and 70 coops
additional were shipped out.
Heavy Postoffleo Receipts.
Washington The receipts of the 8L
Louis postofflce for the month of No
vember were 8328.274. an Increau nf
4.13 per cent over November of last
year. Kansas City, $137,094, a gain
of 3.46 per cent, and St. Joseph $20,
379, a gain of 6.53 per cent.
hook Hand of Daughter's Slayer.
Springfield Garland Moore, who
killed Clara West at Bols DArc, was
warmly greeted In court by the moth
er of the dead girl. Among tboee
who crowded forward to shake his
hand was the mother of the murdered
A Belle ef Lena Aee.
St. Louis Mrs. Amelia 'hnuaM
Churchill, a member of one of the old
est families In St. Louis, and In her
younger days a famous belle and
beauty, died at her home In Louisville
afa Rebbarv at DmuI.
Drexel The Interstate bank here
vas robbed of $4,600. The doors ef
be safe were blown off. Secured tools
rom Bweunuu shop.
the Ivlla ef Centilpatle".
are many; in fact almost every se
rious illness haa Its origin in consti
pation, and some medicines, Instead of
nreventlnc constipation, add to it
Thla to true of most cathartics, which,
when first used, have a beneficial ef
fect, but the dose haa to be contin
ually increased, and before long the
remedy ceases to have the slightest
effect There Is one preparation, how.
ever, that can be relied upon to pro
duce the same results with the same
dose, even after fifty yearn' dally
use, and this Is Brandreth's Pills,
which has n record of over 100 years
as the standard remedy for constipa
tion and all troubles arising from aa
Impure state of the blood.
Brandreth's Pills are-the same fine
laxative tonic pill your grandparents
need, and nre for sale everywhere,
either plain or sugar-coated.
When n man makes a fool of him
self he uses cheap material.
Somehow a man Is unable to get
the Idea Into his bead that a girl with
n dimple can be In the Intellectual
Lewli' Sincle Binder clear richest, most
satisfying smoke on the market. Your
dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111.
Te Get Military Pointers Hers.
Gen. Brugere, former minister of
war of France, Is expected to visit
thla country in the near future to
make an Inspection ot American
posts and study the organization and
the methods of training the American
Starch, like everything else. Is be
ing constantly improved, the patent
Starches put on the market 26 years
ago are very different and Inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch nil In
jurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient, in
vented by at, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
BROKE THE WILDCAT'S BACK.
Phlladelph'a Man Victorious In Hand-
Unarmed and alone, Thomas Dyke
was attacked by a wildcat on Locust
mountain, south of Mount Carmel, Pa.
He had been In Ashland and started
to drive home. His horse stepped on
a nail and he put the animal In a sta
Then he started to walk home and
was on the mountain when the cries
of a wildcat alarmed him. A few
minutes later he saw the beast ten
feet in front of blm. The animal
finally sprang. He Jumped aside and
as the body of the cat struck the road
he leaped upon It For several min
utes the fight between the wild ani
mal and tho man went on. At length
by a quick swing he broke the ani
A physician dressed the several
deep scratches on his face and hands,
but otherwise he was uninjured.
Ely's Cmi Bill
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It elaanaea. aoothea.
haala and nrotecta
the diseased membrane. It cures Catarrh
and drives away a Cold in the Head oulckW.
Restores the Senses of Ton to and Smell.
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