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Monroe City Democrat. (Monroe City, Mo.) 1888-1919, March 03, 1904, Image 2

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By Adalinc H. Tatman.
Tbe first time I saw you, my
Dream Girl, your hair was
hanging dowu your back in
two long braids, tied with blue
ribbons, and you wore a ging
ham apron and a little white
unbonnet. That was twenty
or more years ago Yiu were
10 and I was 14. We were
schoolmates for a long time and
J know now that I've loved you
ince the first day I saw you
Even then I tried in various
ways to show my regard for
you, hut at 10 you were an in
dependent little lady and would
have none of my gallantries.
You would neither ride on my
sled nor let me carry borne your
books. You ate all the raisins
and apples and candy I gave
you, though girls at that age
have good appetites, and yours
was splendid.
But several years later you
were willing enough for me and
all the other young men to
make slaves of ourselves for
you! And we fought one an
other for that privilege! You
were a sweet, imperious little
queen, who gave us little
enough reward eyen, when we
bad all but laid down our lives
for you. And yet we loved yon
all the moie for your reserve!
It is the way with us men.
How well do I remember the
first time I bad tbe supreme
bliss of taking you home from
church! Have you forgotten it,
JDream Girl, that glorious moon
light night in 'June? I can see
you yet as you looked that
night in your white dress with
the red roses at your belt. How
sweet and pure and far above
everything else human you
seemed that night!
So yon are still in my heart,
my Dream Girl, and so will you
ever be. I remember how prim
ly we talked, bow gravely and
critically we discussed the ser
mon. The old white-haired
minister would hardly have felt
flattered bad he heard us our
ideas were so much more pro
found than bis.
We went to church often af
ter that, did we not? I've not
been much of a church-goer
since I came to this big city, but
how many times has a word, a
snatch of song, the scent of a
flower, brought back the old
days when we sat side by side
in that little wbite church you
with your sweet, serious gaze
fixed on the minister's face,
driDking in every word, wor
shiping God from the depths
of your pure soul, 1 worshiping
Him through you.
And later, when temptations
had surrounded me, when I
weakly yielded to them and
then realized my own baseness
and that I dare not ask pardon
for my deliberate wrong doing,
tbeit would come to me the
sweet thought that somewhere,
perhaps, my Dream Girl was
senduig up a petition for me,
wiMfcpering: "God bless and
keep Dick. ''
Aud, oh, my pure hearted one
how much lower, how much
more unworthy might I have
been had I not believed that.
What made me believe it?
Dearest, every man knows that
there are always two women
who are praying for him his
mother and his Dream Girl Do
you remember that evening so
long ago when 1 came to bid
you good-by? I was to start
tlie next day to try my fortune
walk down to the gate with
me? It was dusk, and we stood
there in tbe fragrant darkness
and talked of many things. You
wished me success. I thanked
you and begged that you would
give me "something to remem
ber you by. You bad a little
bunch of daisies at your throat
the golden-hearted Marguer
ites and you pinned them on
my coat. I took your hands in
mine and begged for something
sweeter, but you shyly refused
me Ah! Dream Girl! that
was the turning point in our
lives. I was young then; I did
not appreciate tbe maidenly
modesty that prompted you to
withhold that carets and it an
gered me to think that you
trusted me so little. I turned
and left you without even a
"good. by " Yes, yes, I heard
your laint cry of "Dick, Dick,
don't go," but I was too proud,
too independent, to go back.
How bitterly have I regretted it
since. I have that little bunch
of Marguerites yet, and though
they have withered almost to
dust they are more precious to
me than diamonds.
How blind we men are! We
hold in our band tbe jewel of
great price and know not its
value until it is ours no longer!
I have struggled for a foot
bold in tbis great city; I have
slaved from early dawn until
late at night and I have had a
measure of success. Fame has
even bestowed upon me a few
of her precious laurel leaves
in fact, I have won about all
that I had started out to win
a place among men in tbe
world's work, yet. I would give
it all, all, and a thousand times
more to bold in my heart again
the peace and the happiness I
knew in the days when I bad
YOU. In a moment of pique I
cast you, my jewel, from me
thinking to find others as prec
ious, but, ah! bow well do L re
alize now that there is for me,
that is for every man, but the
There is where tbe pathos of
life comes in! It takes us so
long to know the truth when we
see it. It takes so long to get
your eyes open. The years
have come and gone and wbile
you were ever my Dream Girl,
yet there came into my life oth
ers whom I succeeded in mak
ing myself believe could take
your place. I drank what I
t bought was tbe full cup of bap
piness, but I found bitter lees
in the bottom of tbe cup. Al
ways my heart was restless,
h ungry, unsatisfied. I knew
not what ailed me until the oth
er day, when I came suddenly
face to face with you on the
street and looked once mme,
alter all these years, into jour
earnest eyes, saw once more
your sweet lips and serene
brow. Then, in a flash, my eyes
were opened and I read my own
heart as if it were an open
page. It was you, you, you, my
Dream Girl, lor whom my heart
was lunging, whom I wanted fur
my wife, whom I have always
loved and whom I shall love uu
til tbe end of time.
Oh. Dream Girl, there is noth
ing in life so sweet as love the
lovethac neither sorrow, uor
sickness, nor poverty, nor dis
grace can destroy; the love
t hat is enduring, that is forgiv
ing, long suffering, ennobling.
Full well, do I know that there
is but one other Love that is
And did I not see in your eyes
for one instant that day a reve
lation of your own love for me?
Have I utot, all unworthy though
these vears? If so, will you not
in this year, when tbe sweet
privilege is granted to ail Dream
Girls, will you not wear when
next I see you, and as a token
that you will be mine, a little
bunco of golden hearted Mar
guerites? Utter to Dr. C. A. Noland.
Monroe City, Mo.
Dear Sir : You are a dentist
you know a good job, outside a
mouth as well as inside.
Perhaps your bouse needs
painting. Devoe Ready Paint
is your paint. Sold under tbis
''If you have any fault to find
with this paint, either now in
p utting it on, or hereafter in
the wear, tell your dealer
about it."
"We authorize him to do
w hat is right at our expense."
And we are responsible: busi
nes s established 1-JH years ago
without a bieak the largest
paint manufacturer in the Unit
ed btates.
Yours truly,
F. W. Devoe & Co.
The farmers are fighting
Folk's battles. News.
Yep, farmer Bill Phelps got
a proxy and fought Folk's bat
tle before the State Committee,
and farmer Bill Kennan got a
proxy and fought, bled and
died at Mexico Saturday. Then
there are farmers Bill .Swift.
Tony Steuver, Bill McLeod,
Pants Vandiver et. al. who
fight Folk's battles daily at so
much per fight all sham farm
ers in a sham reform movement.
Centralia Courier.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
A happy bride is just foolish
enough to have an innocent
widow around tbe house all
tbe time.
When a man no longer remem
bers to tell his wife ber pretty
toes are like rosebuds to him it
is a sign tbe honey moon is
It takes a woman a lifetime
to discover that she can't make
a man like ber cigars any better
by putting them in a different
Tbe way to make a girl fight
against being kissed so that
s'ie is likely to get it some
where else is to try to kiss ber
on the cheek.
You can make an everlasting
friend of a woman by asking
her, after you have seen ber rid
ing in a hired back, bow much
a month she nas to pay ber
coachman. New York Press.
For Sale or Exchange
A stock of general merchan
dise in good shape and well lo
cated; reason is bad health.
Call on or address Greenlawn
The Jurors.
The following jurors were
d rawn by the county court for
tbe April term of circuit court:
A. Boulware, Fielder H Hagan,
Lawrence McNelus, Verret Vio-
I et, Sam Hinkle, Wm. Bishop,
Elisba Hedden, K. E. Hard
wick, Ed Lynch, Geo. Cop-
pedge, Joe Pickett, TanG. Bas-
sett, W. E. McFarland, Thos
Hurley. Mat T. Lasley, Thos.
Furnish, Al Hanger, Rufus
Bean, J. D. Holder, Les Grimes,
Edwin Bassett, Geo. Hall, Jas.
Morgan, Jas. N. Wilson
It is ordered by the court
that Jas. P. Boyd be and is
hereby appointed deed com
missioner within and for Mon
roe county, for a term of one
year. Appeal.
We find the greatest pleasure
in fvlDHhirii jtu the best meat
at tbe lowest prices for cash.
John L. Owen & Co.
On the Regular Circuit.
A bretzy indivual from the
Windy City drifted into one of
tbe uptown hotels yesterday
and used the public telephone
to talk with a friend in Brook
lyn. When he was through he
offered the young woman at the
switch board 10 cents.
"Twenty cents, please,'' she
Twenty cents!" he shouted
iudignantly; ''20! Why, in Chi
cago we can telephone to b
for 10 cents."
Yes," responded the opera
torsweetlVt ' but you know that
is in the city limits." From
the New York Mail and Ex
press. EYES, EYES.
You caa have them well tested for
John L. Owen & Co. are going
to do away with all credit bus
iness and sell meats for cash,
as in tbis way tbey will not
have to make tbe people wbo
do pay. pay tor the meat of
those wbo do not pay.
"Follow The Flag."
Assistant Circuit Attorney
Hancock, not Circuit Attorney
Folk, has just discovered scan
dalous gambling hells in St.
Louis. But then Hancock, not
Folk, indicted james 1. blair.
Folk said blair was innocent, in
a public Interview. But then
Folk did not place Campbell,
blair's client, on the witness
stand in tbe Butler trial, al
though Campbell was said to
have drawn the checks for 4V,-
500 on wbich Butler was alleg
ed to have secured tbe "boodle''
for tbe House "combine" in tke
city lighting deal. Missouri
State Republican.
For good laundry work take
your linen to J. E. Christian
agent for Congers Laundry and
Dye Works.
Prison is a dismal place to live
Or to shirk your work or die in,
But to reap or to figure out what
you have sown,
It is tbe greatest old school that
ever was known.
"In men whom men declare di
vine I see so much sin and blot,
In men whom others class as ill,
I see so much of goodness still,
I hesitate to draw the line where
God has not "
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