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Missouri at State.
(By Mr. James A. Arnold, Graduate of Millorsvllle High School Class, 1905.) As we look down the Missouri river from the great northwest, we Bee spread out before us like some gay and gorgeous pano rama with its picturesque assem blage of water, woodland, and cultivated plains, its shining cities and shadowy hills, the state of Missouri. We find Missouri eighty.five years ago as a child of the wilder ness clad in a buckskin suit, fur cap and Indian moccasins, knock ing at Uncle Sam's door and beg ging to be made one of his fami ly. She was admitted as the twenty-fourth child. In that space of time she has laid aside her buckskin clothes and donned the garb of wealth and culture. She now 1b recognized as the fifth state in present population and material wealth, and easily first in potential resources. Geographically, Missouri is the central commonwealth of the fed eral union, In the space of three score years and ten, the Psalm ist's allotted spaa of human life, she has passed all the sister states in the race for primacy, save four. Within less space of years to come, in the group of the re 'public's then greatest states New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado and Missouri central and supreme will be the imperial state of Missouri. New York and California will be strong incom merce, Pennsylvania in manu facture, and Texas in her vast agricultural area all its branch es, vyll have no superior, even among the giants. The present day situation gives foundation for this prophecy and for its fulfill ment. A state is the product of its people. In the field, mine and forest are found the tools. The character of the population who uses the tools decides the charac ter of the product. In the early days the e were three gates open wide to the Missouri territory through which immigrants were pouring. The Spanish from the southern waterway, in quest of gold; the French from tqe north ern waterway in quest of adven ture or lead by Marquette's noble missionary zeal; while through the mountain gate from the east ward came the Virginians, their children of Kentucky and, later, the Schotch-Irish decendants. The colonists east of the Ap palachians, seeking homes, were the real founders of the early state. Thev builded homes. They constituted a brave, intelli gent, patriotic citizenship. They founded a state in the wilderness and equipped it with all the ma chinery necessary for a good S3$ 80 of heat is wasted up the chimney t V m where open grates are used. Stoves and Hot Air Furnaces are also wasteful of heat. In STEAM AND HOT WATER SYSTEMS the coldest water always surrounds the firepot and extracts and absorbs m m m all the available heat, hence the great economy. Idial Belters tad Amkkicah Radiator A.fJAEGER tel. W it i km government. Missourians are hardy, dominant and daring. While Missouri; a very Titan of strength, is the product of their 'handiwork, their skill in commonwea'th construction you will see showing in every Btate from the Oolden Gate to the fath er of waters. They are a people fearing God and honoring man, of sane not stagnant conservat ism, jealous of religious, political and industrial freedom, bui'.uing home and church and school house, felling the forest, tilling the soil, digging the mine, toiling in the factory, and holding to high ideals of citizenship in pub lic and private life. Missouri is a state of many in terests. Other states lead in one or two industries, Missouri is in front in all, waving her banner and, with loud shouts, calling to others to follow. Missouri is a mining, agricultural, live stock, horticultural and manufacturing state. She produces 80 per cent, of the zino mined in the United States, while half the state is underlaid with coal, and an abundance of iron is produced every year. In agriculture she has a prominent place with wheat, corn, oats and cotton. Missouri has more live stock farmers than any other state, their value being about $200,000. in horticulture she stands first. In a laboratory of a university in Germany analysis was made of the finest fruit seils from all over the world, and the best two specimens were found to be from the quaternary deposits of Mis souri. In manufactures and commerce Missouri is a leading state. Cheap fuel and proximity to great and growing markets will enhance the state in this re gard. Missouri is rightly regarded as an agricultural state. Yet ehe has three important cities St. Joseph, Kansas City and St. Louis. St. Joseph is noted for her packing houses, Kansas City is the western railroad center and live stock market, and St. Louis is the metropolis of Missouri and the World's fair city. The local historian who classes his conder ation of St. Louis and its history in the full flush of the World's fair period, does not need to be a partisan to predict the brightest of futures for this city. St. Louis is but at the beginning of the mot fruitful era of its existence. It has progressed logically to this poiut. It has mrde good its claims at every juncture. The World's fair celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Louisiana purchase is but a nat ural sequence in the fulfillment of the destinies of St. Louis, the metropolis of the Louisiana pur chase territory. The future greatness of the city is confirmed by its inexorable past progress along its appointed course. St. Louis, the World's fair city of 1904, has now entered upon its fullest inheritance of well earned prosperity and international ac claim. Missouri has had an interest ing and an important history. At least three times within the three quarters of a century of its life as a soverign state has it been the central figure of na tional political affairs, swaying the policies of the republic. The great Grecian mathematician asked for a spot upon which to rest the lever with which he would move the world. In Mis souri may be found a broad area, filled with every help to material prosperity, blessed with noble citizenship, whose sons and daughters are to aid in moving KILLthc cough and CURE thi LUNC8 WITH Dr. King's Mow Discovory FORI; 0NSUMPTI0N Fries OUGHtari IOoafl.00 0L0S FrM Trial. Sorest and Quick eat Ours for ail THROAT and LUJTQ T&OVB- the world nearer to the ideal t of human life. The state has given many great men to the nation. TheBe are the chiefest product of any state. Not only has she given the nation many great men in the past, but she also can boast of having some of the greatest men of the United States of the present. David R. Francis, the president of the World's fair association, is the most widely known man in the world to-day. His name is repeated by every tongue under the sun and will go down in the history of every civilized nation as the most noted American who lived at the dawn of the twentieth century. But the one that is the most dear to us, the one upon whom the eyes of the nation and the world have been turned during the past year, the one that is most noted on account of his fearlessless, hon esty, stability and vigor, the one that stands out for the right like the great Roman Cicero, the one whose name and fame will stand as long as this republic continues to breathe the pure air of free dom, the one that Missouri will hold as dear to her memory as the United States holds the name of George Washington, and he is her present chief executive, the prosecutor of the boodlers and the bribers, Joseph W. Folk. "I Thank the Lordr cried Hannah Plant, of Little Rock., "for the relief I got from Bucklen's Arnica Salve. It cured my fearful running sores, which nothing else would heal, and fron which I had suffered for five years." It is a marvelous healer for cuts, burns and wounds. Guaranteed at Dr. S. E. Woods' drug store; 25c. MARKET REPORT. Corrected Weekly. Flour, per cwt 12.40(93.50 Bran, per cwt f l.oo ShipstufT, l.io Coruineal, per bu t5 Com 46(850 Oats 35(a40 Potatoes, Irish, 2Ta;M Hn.v .- 35((tf.(( Cattle ;j(a3 Hosts, gross 31S(tf4 Lard 7 Tallow 3 Bacon 7 i? uuUlderb H Ham 10 Hides (green) 6 Keeswax 25 Wool 30 Fenthers 4(1 Hens W Spring chickens 25 Turkeys 9(lo Ducks 8i(g9 Geese 4 Hutter 15 Eggs 12 Rough on "Joe" Chamberlain. Joseph Chamberlain's list of jokes Includes this one on himself: ' On one occasion be was invited to Liverpool to make a speech. It was to be a great celebration. The mayor, who was to preside at the meeting, bad arranged a fine dinner for the guest of honor. A distinguished as sembly surrounded the table, and at the right of the host sat Mr. Cham berlain. For a couple of hours the company cualted over their food, and Anally the coffee was served. It was at this Juncture that the mayor lean ed over and whispered to Mr. Cham berlain: "Your excellency, shall we let the crowd enjoy Itself a while longer, or had we bet'er have your speech?" New York Times. Had Fun V'lth Portugal's Monarch. While the tlantic idron was in tlp Iiay of '.isbon, the band of the flagship Kcp sarge gave a concert at the Ruyal G n Club in the Portuguese capl''. ." : g the members of the club are many leading naval and mili tary officers. The king was present. Several officers of the Bquadron had been invited to the reception ai. the club. A number of petty officers and bluejackets were ordered there .q give an exhibition, and some of the tars took their boxing gloves with them. The king, so the story goes, after having witnessed a couple of spnrring bouts, grew so enthusiastic that he put on the gloves himself with one of the petty officers. The latter is a crack boxer, and the light tattoo he played upon the royal nose, jaws' and ribs afforded rebounded de light to the Irreverend American tars. Not.d English Journalist. William Maxwell, now In the far East as war correspondent for one of the big London dallies, is perhaps the best all-around journalist that 1-ondon possesses to-day. Maxwell was with Kitchener to Khartoum and has the medal with clasp for Omdurmau. He went to South Africa and was present at all the preliminary fighting, in cluding Elardslaagte and Lombard's kop. He was in Ladysmitb during ta liege. 'In Lovers' Meeting.' The love story of a washer woman, a tragedy of toil and poverty and age, is told with tender and sympathetic touch by Harvey J. O'Higgins in the June McClure's. The stories that are all about, but never seen, the dramas of poverty and obscurity are the special field of Harvey J. O'Higgins, who bungs to his art a sympathy and understanding worthy of J. M. Barrie. Farmers' Meetings. The American Society of Equity will hold its meetings in the interest of the farmers at the following places in this county: Tilsit, May 31, at 7:30 p. m.; Millerville, June 1, at 7:30 p. m.; Oak Ridge, June 2, at 2 :30 p. m. ; Jackson, June 3, at 2:30 p. m.; Gordonville, June 5, at 2:30 p. m. National organizer, H. B. Sherman, will address the meet ings. A Positive Necessity. Having laid upon my bed for 14 days from a severity bruised leg. I only found relief when I used a bottle of Ballard's Snow Liniment. I can cheerfully re commend it as the best medicine for bruises ever sent to the afflict ed. It has now become a posi tive necessity upon myself. D. R. Burns, Merchant, Doversville, Texas. 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold by Dr. S. E. Woods, druggist. has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales poiues. ioes uus recora J Bruening & Dry Goods. 1 Lot nice Ginghams, mostly Bookfold, worth 10c, special. . 7Je 1 Lot Embroideries and Laces, worth 10c, special 5c 1 Lot Embroideries, worth up to 25c, special 15c 1 Lot Silks, small pieces and remnants, worth 60c to 85c, special 49c yd 1 Lot Red Table Damask, worth 25c, special 19c 1 Lot Mercerized White Table Damask, special 39c yd 1 lot Parasols, worth GOc to 65c, special 45c See our big line of Parasols and Umbrellas at from . i . $1 to $3 1 Lot Ladies' Hose, worth 15c, special 10c 1 Lot Children's Ribbed Hose, worth 15c, special 10c A fine line of Lace Curtains, all good values, from . . . 75c to $3 We buy wool. So bring along your wool. We will pay the best market price and sell you goods at lowest possible prices. Respectfully, Bruening & Kerstner Dry Goods Co. jg LUMBER, K pi LATHS, gi Iff. CEME,IT jS and all flf jj - BUILDING MATERIAL j HENDERSON'S LUMBER YARD, i CHAS. W. HENDERSON, Prop., & 2 ' Went Main Street, Jackson, Mo. P ffff-MTlT'll1fafcMf lr" 1I1T"" 'ItlTTTIlin milI nil' nun Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic 01 mem appeal to you 7 Mm pacuga as uwt l Great May Bargains -AT- Kerstner Dry Write for TWENTY-FIVE REA SONS WHY THE OLI VER RECORD HAS NEVER H E E N EQUALED. Reference, any Oliver user. TnE Oliver Typewriter Co., Century Bldg., St. Louis, Mo over One end a Half MUBoa No Cure, No Pay. 50s. MOCK noot uvar rua. Goods Co, VOOL WANTED 1 Lot Dress Trimmings, worth 10c, special 5c 1 Lot Dress Trimmings, worth 15c, special 7jc Shoes. 1 Lot Ladies' Oxfords, worth $1.25, special $1 Bia Line of Fixe Stylish Shoes. Clothing. 1 Lot Men's Cam let Pants, per pair 50o 1 Lot Men's Pants, worth 1, spe cial 79c 1 Lot Boys' Knee Pants Suits, special.... $1.90 All Boys' Knee Pants Suits at extra special prices. Groceries. Try our Rolled Oats, two pack ages for 15o Try our Corn, two cans for 15e Country Beans, per pound 34c Tomatoes, three for 25c