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(il'N M'lertin Christmas Gifts for your friends, quality as well as appropriate JH tK'ss should In-considered, and the gift should be one that "ill frequently J ' remind the recipient t the giver. What will serve this purpose better than a dainty piece of jewelry? Wc have an unusually brilliant line oi goods from which you may select, and wc cordially invite you to call and see :t. Hon t wait until the day before Christmas, but come to-day any day. We name a few suggestive articles below. WATCHES AND JEWELRY. Hoys' Wutehcs f and up. Ladies' Watches (gold sod gld filled I'llSO.) Mens' Watches, (old, goldUlh'd and silver caSOS. Watch Fobs Rinfjs Chains I'lai ii NtoklMM signet Brooches Diamond Lockets : Sapphire Charms Turquols Cull Buttons Toptu Bracelets Opal Belt rins Pearl Hear! Mns , dw. CLOCKS Our line of Clooks is varied, you will find anything In this that vou may deaire. We keep a nice line of Musical Instruments, and if you would like a piano player or ally other kind of piano, an organ, violin, or other instrument, we can accommodate vou. Also sewing machines and everything pertaining thereto. Our prices on these articles are the very lowest. Again we invite vou to come and see us. ROBERT TETLEY JEWELRY CO., Established 1K68. FARMINGTON, - - MISSOURI. THEW. F MB ANNUAL SESSION The W. F. at. Booletlea of I'litm Ington District met in tenth annual session at Prederlcktown Dec, n IS. A hearty welcome waa extended by Mis. T. B. Beneway "i Preder lcktown, Itcspnnsc Wai made by Mice Jennie Hunt of Parniington. The devotional eaerolsos were conducted by Mrs. A. B. Bobbin ol st. Louis. Mrs. Robblua, through her knowledge of foreign missions, and her enthusiasm for them, was very helpful to the meet ing, Mrs. K. 11. Marrow oT Kiirining ton, in her papal " Missions in the Sunday Schools," says: "the Sunday School has the making of the missionary character and son Balance Of the future church. Also, ill systematic and thorough sduca Oation lien the foundation of the fu ture missionary progress and suc cess of the church." Mrs. Harrow reoommends, first, u missionary 'IIIIITII Ittee. mi ml. teachers trained in the gospel and in the facts of I misaiona. Miss Susie Tucker of Farming ton read an Interesting paper on "Mission in the League." This paper i tained helpful suggesUons, Mrs. .1. it Chilton of Frederick- town talked of "Our Students." Our Students are three young ladies whom the W. !'. M. Societies of the st. Louis Conference are assisting ii their preparation for the foreign field. Two, Miss Mamie Barton, and Miss Anna Behbeitl, are stu dents of m. C. l. at Prederlcktown, Tin y were In the meeting. The re mainingone, Miss Florence Barton, is In Scarritt Bible and Training School, Kansas City. a "Demonetratlou" by Mrs, W. ii. Agnaw ot Perm ington truly, drmostrated the worth of pioturea ns a means of interest and instruc tion. "OUBOttltlea in Korean Work," Miss Gladys etoOllntook, ironton, is to he published in the missionary column c.f St. Louis Christian Ad vocate. The class on "Korea in Transi tion," conducted by Mrs. Wm, Court, brought out much of interest in regard to the people of that country. Last year in one station there were B,49G converts. These converts are on probation one year before being taken into oburohmem bersbip. One of the requirements which must he fulfilled is, have you brought a soul to Christ? Mr. A. H. Bobbins was present to be with Mrs. Bobbins. Mr. Bobbins, who is prominent in League Work, says, what interested him in foreign mission were facts learned from missionaries home from the field; that facts are what arouse interest, and it i interest OF QUALITY i 5 i 1 n i l I lttj rrrj czn i 1 1 i LZDCZin rzzi i i nu i i r i i 1 and i i n that is wanted, lie spoke of the direct personal touch. The i ittng fell this personal; touch, through an impersonation by Mrs. B. w . Cole of Prederlck town. It as a relation of the life of a Korean woman and a testimony to ti hange wrought by the gospel of j esus Christ, Scenes irom a Missionary's Lite (stereopticon) by Rev. Wm. Court was of Interest . Rev, ii. i'. ( row, Parmlngton, made an address that was appre ciated, especially the remark that he was willing to help support a foreign missionary. This was in line with the spirit ol the meeting, that every congregation having the ability support a foreign mission ary. Resolutions wen adopted which mean agitation, education, and, thereby, organisation of Parmlngton District. JKMMII Him . BUSINESS COLLEGE NOTES Clinton Rogers, who recently went to St. Louis, has accepted an excel lent position as stenographer in the uffloeoi the Terminal Railway Asso ciation. Mast St. Louis. Talor Smith is doing stenograph" lc work in the office of Lawyers Henaley a Marbury. Fred Asbury, who is taking our special course in bookkeeping, ex pects to accept office work after the holidays. Our regular winter term begins Monday, January 3d, at which time beginning classes will he organized. William Lloyd, who has been an exemplary student in the bookkeep ing department, has returned to his home in Qreenbrter, Bollinger coun ty, hut expects to return again next fall and finish one or both courses. Final examinations this week in business arithmetic, applied English and practical letter writing. Boyd Mayfleld, one of our former graduates, now attending Barnes Medical I'niversity in St. Louis, was a welcome visitor at the Col lege Monday. Europe's Highest Village. "The highest Hinge In Kuropc" Is the Inscription on a post card which shows a group uf wooden cottages on ;i bleak hill, with no sign of vegeta ! tinn in sight and having as a hack ground a range of Ice-covered uioun ; tains The name or the place Is Curoe ; hz in the CantOE Wallls. It lies 2,047 j meters above the sea level, "where j Monte Ilosa raises Its glgnntlc head j into the clouds." The village consists I of four families, and the latest can bus gives It a population of 26. "The ' storms of spring and fall nnd the Bnows of the winter months," save the i sender of the card, "make life a dreary one, and still the people look ', happy, and doubtless they ar o." SOLID AND 8ILVEK PLATED Table and Tea Bpoona Berry Bpooni Soup Spoons Kim ea and Korku Cake and Pic Knives Cold Meat Porks Butter Spreaders snrar Tonga Pood Mae hen Salt and Pepper Sets Ladle-, ,y . Silvnr Plated Ware Tea Sets Water Sets Butter Dlahee ' Baking Dishes Kruit stands Chafing Dishes Bread Plates Byrup Pltehera Barry Bowli Manicure Sets. Also some Choice CUl ilass Pieces. a Boa assortnfeiit of Fountain Pens, Toilet Bets, Hat Tins, and ninny other article- that will make nice hristlnas presents. BISMARCK BREVITIES No more ecariet fever her.. Mrs, Rinearson of ste. Oenevieve Visited friends here Su inlay. The most encouraging signs of the limes is the increased price of lead r ntly, A! Trattemlcli left last week for s few reeks at (lien Allen with the work train. Born, December lii, 1008, to the wife of Dr. W alien, the dentist, a ten-pound hoy. The town fathers are revising the city ordinances this Week. Mr. II. ii. Marbnrj is the attorney. Mis. Rdmond Hmtth died at Bl ins last Priday. Herremalns were interred at Itlg River Cemetery Sun day. Agitation of tin- electric light I question is now in progress, and I may result in electric lights for our ' city. The Masonic anil Kastern Star or ders Will have a public installation Of officers here Monday evening. December 27th. Judge It. A. Anthony was ap pointed assistant attorney to the Vice President of the Missouri Pa clflo railway this week. Mr. w. ii. Bmollinger ..f iron Mountain was hare Sunday. He is IllSth elated over his r .nt find of rich ore in the old mil t I i on I Mountain. Pet Mispronunciations. i "'Have vou ever noticed," asked Hie teacher in Bngltsh, "that s great mam well-educated people persistently pro Bounce at least one word lacorrectlrl I know a college man who for some mj IterloUS reason always says "tlm odlty" fot timidity, and he drags tblr oddity into almost every sentence h ks. Mrs. Smiths pet wind If pi edujlce, while Mrs. Jones rant saving "guliaatlc. .lust listerf to them, and you'll hear the same peo ple repealing over and over such mis takes as "prcd. lictlou," "rlrcutiioiis," "cupolo," etc. Some one must have Galled their attention to it, I Suppose, but they have grown attacked to their way of pronouncing, and don't like to change." Samples of Air at Great Heighta. Miuiplcs ol air at a height oi nearly nine miles have been recently ob tained nnd examined for the prsa ence of the rare gasss. The collect ing apparatus, carried by a large bal loon. Is a series n( vacuum tubes, each drawn out to a fine point at one end. At the desired height an electro-mag-netii device, connected with each tube and operated by a barometer, breaks oft iIm point of the tube, admitting the ;iir few minutes later, n second contact sends a current through a platinum wire around the broken end, melting the glass and sealing the lube All the sumples obtained show argon and neon, hut no helium was found In air from above six miles ! INCREASED COST OF LIVING. , . Natund Cause lor Higher Farm Pro ducts -Tho Reverse is True of Tarill Protected Articlos. When President Tafi cites the In creased prices of farm products to I prove that high tarltl is not respon sible for any ooneiderable share oi the increaaad cost of living, let him 'urn to James J . Hill lor his answer, There is a reason, ii natural rea son, for the mounting prices of food l products. That reason is given hy I Mr. Hill clearly, cogently, i vino- I lngly , itut there is no surBelent I reason for the enormous prie s of I manufactured products, eacepl as it lis found in such artificial cauees as a protective tariff whloh eliminates competition from abroad, and trust ; agi incuts whloh eliminate domes til mpetition. F I products are rising In Value because, as Mr, Hill graphically hows, consumption and population iiire increasing so much faster than production. The demand Is rapidl I increasing, while the supply, rela tively, is diminishing at an alarm lug rate. And the prices are tlxed. in an open market, by the law of supph and demand, in this case, sine, population is hound tO0 on increasing, and with it the demand, the remedy lies in lucreaaing the supply. Mr. Bill la the John the Baptist of that remedy, crying his religion In the wilderness. 'And He Us rendering the whole American people an Inestimable service in his preaching of this gospel. lit lidltlons are radically dif ferent in the Industrial field. Our inn; ifactnres are not decreasing, relatively, as farm products are. The an Increasing, relatively as Well IIS actually. While farm ex ports are falling off, factory exports are climbing at an amaalng rate. In manufactures, In a word, supply is increasing faster than demand, land the energies of our business world, and of our federal govern- men i Bndli marl Win as In I this i are ii NSniltly devoted I" I and developing foreign ts for the surplus products; t he sain, condition prevailed arm products, w hen not only I nuntry hut theworld was glut ! lad with wheal and corn and other products of the soil, prices tell to I neat the vanishing point. Whv does not this sum. natural. i logical tendency manifest itseit now . In the case of the output of our mills and factories-.' There Is still another reason why ' I factor) products should lie cheaper, I Midi from that found in a rela tively increased supply. That I lother reason is a lower t ol pro duetion. Most of the processes of manufacture, formerly dime by hand, are now done hy machinery,! j at only a traction of the old OOSt. I One man, In numberless Instances, I .does today the work that u dozen or a score or s hundred men were re 1 i pi i red to do a generatl ir two past . i ' Science and Invention, e ci v day of I the year, are bringing forward Im provements ail calculated to im prove and cheapen and expedite! manufacturing processes. This Is I I quite 1 1 intrary of the condition! that governs the production of food. As Mr. Hill shows, in ten states: ! there is a less production of I wheat per acre than there was ten 'y.-urs ago. The same labor, the i same or better machinery, coating more money, applied tn land that costs more money, produce less! wheat rather than more wheat. Naturally, win at rises. Hut the (same labor, and improved ma chinery, brings forth more factory' OUtpUt than was possible leu years ago. Why. then, d t manufact-1 j urea fall In price, or at toast remain i i stable'.' Why, Instead ol falling,! 1 have tin y actually risen, an average of aOOUl M per cent'.' j Tariff and trust furnish the an swer. In i fortuity to natural law- latin products are rising, and mil Ml eon thine ill their high level, until the remedy invoked by Mi Hill i Bp plied. And In defiance ol natural law factory products are rising, and' will continue to rise, as long as tho tariff is used to make the American I Consumer helpless While the trusts I ti" him hand and foot and go through ' his pockets. Why is the steel trust paying fat dividend- on $000,01)0,000 or more of water'.' Why is Standard oil earning from til to ."0 per cent on its capitalia lion? Why arejthe New England cotton and woolen mills earning as high as 87 per cent annually'.' Why are scores upon scores of trusts increasing their wealth so rapidly thai multl-mlUionalres have become common as Mies in August'.' lt is because, while American genius, invention, industry, favor- ! aide conditions of all kinds, enable them to produce a constantly in creasing supply, at a cheaper cost, 'tariff end trust grafting enable them Indispose of their digger and cheaper supply at a higher cost. There Is the difference between Buy Something: Useful as Well as Ornamental for Your Christmas Presents 8ueh Handkerchiefs Gloves, Hoftiery Table Linen r ancy Scarfs and Squares Silk and Woolen Shawls Ladies' "f Mctl ' Holts Collars and Umbrellas Bilk Scarfs and Suspenders Pair of Pine Sinu s, Ladies' ir ( rentleman Ladies' and Men's Sweaters A Suit of Clothes Fur Cap or Hat Fine Shifts- and Underwear Rugs ni all descriptions - 'A lie aso carry ;i large line of Fancy. Candies, Nats, Oranges and lricl Fruits of all descriptions, hi fact we give special attention to our Grocery Department We solicit your patronage and w ill guarantee vou lowest prices, Farm ington Merc. Co. Northwest Corner Public Square. rising farm prices and rising factory prices. James. I. Hill has effectively an swered William H, Taft. Omaha World-Herald. ni(jn lino uenied Washington. A friend calls attention to the fact tlmt Washington, although eoatmaa der in chief dining the Revolution ami again In lTln. during the Preach v .o Allied did no: really happen, did not is ai the tnie of mil general On luiy . iT'.'S President Adams nomla sted him "to he lieutenant-general ami coma ander in chief, " This whs taj. lowed by the act of .March 3. 1 7;8. of Which the Blnth section read "that a oommander or the army of the United Btatos shall he appointed, ami com missioned hy the style of general of the armies of the United States,' nn, that the present office and title of lieutenant general shall thereafter he abolished.' President Adams, Jealous lor the executive preogatlVe us com- mander in elder, mnde no appoint menl under this net and Washington died as lieutenant general. Curious Properties of Mineral!. Certain minerals exhibit the curi ous optical property known as aster iitn That Is to say. they show a star- shaped figure when light is redacted from them, or transmitted through them This Is seen, for example. In the hi t stone, n sort of Sapphire, and In the star ruhy. A note In Knowl edge describes ami figures the eater Ism of mica. The photograph of a lamp taken through a plate of mica show; a beautiful sis-rayed star, eith six fainter radiations between. Out wardly star mloa resembles the ordi nary form nnd shows the same pm nomens under polarised light When examined undei the microscope, how ever, the star mica Is found to con tatn fine needles ot another mineral, snd these are regularly arranged at angles or degrees To these ne lies the star seen hy transmitted light Is due. Archbishop Olennon or St. Louie visited Mineral point Deuember 5th , I and confirmed Eel persons. ' ehRlSTMAS AN DIES You Can Save I Money by Buying of mm as i s s, mm Tho Leather Bottle Inn. On the Dover road at Korth fleet, just Where tl hi road, down which David Copnerfleld trudged on his weary ptlgrln age to Dover, hreaks away on Its temporary parting from what Is now the main road. Is an old inn named th L ather Bottle, over Hi., door hangi a veritable leather hot th. The uninitiated Dtckeasiaa is momentarily deceived into tin- belief that here is the Leather Bottle of PlckWlcS fame, and is disgusted when he discovers that this Is still four l ilies flintier on Nevertheless, this is OBS ot the tew "real Diclo us Inns" still remaining. Dickens, when on hln long country tramps, often tune d in there for refreshment, ami the ahalr he usually OCCUPied In still to he seen priceless In the eyes or the host London Chronicle. Henry Seliwani r, one of the old est citizens of Prederlcktown, died on the Kh ult., aged S'' years, ii.- had I n in business in Hint town since IStiT. At the Holiness Collage settle ment, near lies Arc, In Iron county, 170,000 has bean spent in buildings and improvements, and the town is only three years "Id. Mississippi 1 River I AND BonneTerre Railway .S" iBK.J THf DHOBT LINE St. I puis AND Lead Fields South eabiVissduf.i. Special Prices to Churclies, Sun d u y Schools, Festivals, etc. AT Fischer's Also Nuts, Oranges, Bananas, Cranberries Etc.