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f tainty about tlie word 'reckon. "' i desk and scratched his cheek. "There ain't no uncertainty' ! Not having any courtplaster, in this case. She's mv wife." 'he shinned on thrpp nnataira " i r s r' - p - WE HANDLE ALL KINDS OF FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS. LARD, ETC. Hell! I beg your pardon,' "That's all right. Can't you Why Buness Grows . Because the Fancy Croc cry line is cf a superior order and at the lowest prices, The staple line is of the most celebrated brands and Always Gives Satisfaction in Price and Quality, -i C- It will be a pleasure 4 to us to wait upon you or to fill your order by telephone, f- tjK 1 1 come down to Memphi ; spend a few days before sick leave expiies?" "Not by a blamed sight, goes for another smoke." But they dined together night. ind your Here that SHARP & DONLEY, TELEPHONE NO. 28 You Can t Tell. An exchange hits the nail the head when it savs: "You don't know. You can't tell. 1 You may be on the list, so dont j get gay. If the town was per mitted by ballot to banish ten of its most desirable citizens, we are sue we would receive a whole lot of votes. Did it ever occur to you that your name might appear on the list of those who Also Ran? When you are swiping, your neigh bors are swiping you. You don't know. You can't tell. There is something to admire io every man. No man is entirely bad. Did you ever think of that? You are not much better than those with whom you as sociate. So for fear the town will go to voting, and that you might be included in the list of j also ran candidates to be invit- 1 J - A I e , jeuioraice your toot in your j hand and gt out, you should j not be so clipper in seal la wag- ! ging others. Did it ever occur stamps and went on with his work. A little later he had some pa pers to take to the TJ. S. court and forgetting all about the stamps, he put on his hat and went out. A- he entered the office the I mil".- r.iiwHil Ilia htmd in, I livi'il j him with an astonished stare. ,The clerk stopped and looked on frightened and finally asked: 'Anything-er-wrong sir?' Yes, sir!' thundered the old gentle man. "You are carrying too much postage for second-! class matter.' " Through Service BETWEEN ST. LOU I THE VOLUNTEER WON. n' O"eoft,losewome""ose 1 face cuts no ice. All in her man ner. What a sylph she was in a waltz. That's where I first saw her That was in Manila, come l to think of it." Yes. Got a match? That business you mentioned-wa Itz? How the Regular Fonnd Out the Fate or ,' His Lady Love. The Chicago Tribune tells this story of two men who went 1 in a Turkish bath establishment After the rub they lighted their 1 pipes and lounged. There is no i conventionality between men in such a place. After these two had looked at each other for a moment one of them said: "I see you have an American eagle inked on your arm. Par don me for mentioning it." "I was just looking at the bird on your arm." replied the man in a gray blanket. "It seems to be quite aitistic, if you will excuse my close observa tion." Thank you. t was thinking same of yours. Must have been done in China. They do these things wonderfully clever over there." "It was done 111 China. You have been there?" Yes. 1 had a I it ot experi ence over there from which I have not quite recovered. By the way. that bird of yours is evidently the work of some Mongolian artist." "Yes. It was done, however by one in Maui la " ' "Manila?" 'Yes. In 1809 " Mine was done in Pekin k st year. Just after the siege." 'I remember that little affai: myself. I've got a scar on my left shoulder to remind me of it if my memory should conclude to act the rascal." "That's interesting. I had my bird done when I was in the hospital. I wasn't so sick as I have been right here in dear old Chicago. But I wa1-. awfully tired. The woman who persuad ed me to let that celestial fres co this was an American." "Same here, old man. Will you try my tobacco?" 'I don't mind. By the way, the woman in my case had come up from Luzon. She was on the island with her father, or brother, or some of her klo. blest if 1 remember which. Sym- lietic voice to match, and so Remember which one it was meaii when?" "Dont I? I had waited some time to get my dance with her. There was a chap who seemed to have her for every dance. One of those confounded volun- t e e r lieutenants. Tennessee I regiment, or something. He was a good dancer, though. It was 011 June 7, my birthday. 1899. I think it was Friday night; but 110 matter about that." "You say you were in Peking at the siege?" "Some. And the sylph of the waltz was making the round of the sick with some cussed old sawbones, whom she called I 'Unity.' They had come up from I Manila. She didn't know that j I had been her partner in the Manila waltz. But she had this I bird put in here. Where did you ! go from Manila, if I may ask?" ! "To Pab-Inir 1 1,.,,1 business up there and took a hand in the even-up. I came back home six months ago. I'm here for a vacation." "I'm on extended leave of ab sence. Sick, you know. Expect every day I shall be ordered back to my regiment. Can't fool that pill bags much longer. Ever been in the service?" "Yes. little bit. Volunteer, though. Went out trom old Tennessee to help you fellows in the Philippines." "Live in Tennessee now?" 'Yes, always lived there. Wouldn't live anywhere eUe. Got a match?" "Hi re's a box. Say, old fel low, excuse my calling you that maybe you know what be came of the woman who got you to have that Chinese vac ci a I ion on your arm?" I I reckon l do." "Whe;? is she now, do know?" : 'Reckon I do." "Reckon? You confounded southerner. Why don't you say guess?" There's too much cer that the knocking habit grows on you like the whiskey habit? Well, it does, and if you are told that you are the biggest knocker in town you would get mad and want to fight. Better be kind to your fel lows and just to your neighbors. The town 1 1 will be here long after you are forgotten, just the same. Carried Too Much Postage. A party of New Orleans law yers the other day were discus- 'sing the many peculiarities of a wel 1 known member of the bar of that city who had been gath ered to his fathers, and one of the party recalled the time when he studied in the old man's office. "We had a copying clerk whose inefficiency continually worked the judge up to a point of explosion. One day a wire basket tell oil' the top of his Put Gravel on the Roads. With 14, 559 cish, collected for that purpose, some impres sion can be made on the bad places in the roads, if the mon ey is ouly judiciously used. The Democrat has always been an advocate for solid roads, and it will continue to lift up its voice for improved highways. Let a good part of this money j be used in hauling gravel onto the worst spots, and continue this from year to year, and we will begin to see our roads im prove. , Marion county has practiced this for years, and it tells a good story for that section. They are getting most of their leading highways solid all the year round. In this county too much time is spent in grading up clay hills, which flatten down the first muddy spell, and the operation is repeated Bet ter spend the time hauling gravel. About Monroe City, in Marion county and in many other places the roads are be ing made solid. We are falling to the rear of the procession. This should not, this need not be. Every year should see some improvement, solid im provements in our roads. Then there would be hope for the future -Shelbina Democrat. H ICAGC ANSAS CIT AND tup PRINCIPAL CITIES OF TEXAS. V BUFFET SLEEPERS AND FREE RECLINING UVl GHAIR CABS DINING STATIONS OPERATED 3Y THE COMPANY. SUPERIOR MEALS, Fifty Cfnts W. T, YOUELL Licensed Auctioneer MONROE GTTY.MO Satisfaction Guaranteed, Head quarters at the office. Dkmocrat Onion Sets and Bulk Garden Seeds. Sharp & Patterson. Adlai Stevenson wants the! Democrats to go 'way back to! the platform of 1870 if they j would win in 1904. This sounds I a bit two much like the popular ! song. Q. H. Ilomeseekeer's Excursions. The M. K. and T. will sell Home Seekers tickets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month until further notice at one fare plus &2.00 for round trip to all points in Mo., Kan., Oklahoma and Texas where one way rate is $7.00 or more. For further information see E. B. Spahr, local ticket agent. Dr. Hornback. Oculist and Aurist. Hannibal. Mo. you I Pattons Sun Proof Paint f QTQl 9 1 1 1 1 HAS NO EQUAL. They iLast Longer And go Further Than any Other Paint Made i 4 WE START THE SEASON AND WM L LEAD WITH THE NEWEST DESIGNS. MOST CHIC PATTERNS AND PRICES IN WALL PAPERS The tones and tints are exquisite. They please others and will to please you. It will be of interest to see and examine our line of paper PURE DRUGS AND THE LATEST NOVELTIES IN TOILET GOODS AT X X J. JJ pITZPATRICK'S. . THE NORTH MAIN STREET DRUGGIST.