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OLD AND IN THE WAY.
By Frank L. Stanton.
I.
I sit in tbe chimney corner, an' hear the young folks say:
"The world is weary of her she is old, and in the way;
And a vacant chair were better a solitary place
Than the palsied wrinkled hands of her, and the tear-we t
furrowed face!"
II.
They do not know I am walking where their feet have
never trod
They do not know I am seeing sights on the bills of God!
They do not know that tbe angels are there where my
footsteps roam
In the ways of the lights celestial, where the Morning
Stars sing "Home!"
III.
I nursed 'em at my bosom ere Life's sun went down tbe
west;
I sang Love's sweetest songs to them and rocked thei r
hearts to rest;
And now, that tbe sad time hastens tbe closing of Life's
day
I am only a useless woman I am old and in the way!
IV.
Thank God. it will soon be over Life's sun is sinking
fast;
My feet are in tbe valley, and I see my borne at last!
And I say, while tbe angels beckon: "Poor, and old, and
gray,
There is room for me in heaven, where I'll not be in tbe
way!"
miWn HOUSES W0HTED $
At the D. D. Melsoa
MARCH 7th, 1904.
Fat Horses.
Livery Barns
Well Broke,
SAM J. MELSON
BURPEE'S m
ARE THE BEST
THAT CAN BE GROWN
Ii yon want tbe choicest vegetables or most beautiful
flowers you should read BURPEE'S FARM ANNUAL FOR 1004,-so well known
as the " Leading American Seed Catalogue." It is mailed FREE to all. Better send your
address TO-DAY. W. ATLEE BURPEE OS CO.. PHILADELPHIA.
Wanted
More home and traveling salesmen everywhere to
sell Stark Trees. We PAY CASH Weekly, give
BEST CONTRACT, pgr OUTFIT,
best pbices, best STOCK, and PREPAY FREIGHT.
Largest nurseries in the world 4350 acres. Capital
Millions of trees and vines, Apple, Peach, Plum, Pear, Cherry, Grape, etCv,
the largest, finest stock and best sorts ever offered by any nursery. Our men succeed where
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Stock $1,000,000.
Branches: Atlantic, la., Fayetteville, Ark., Danaville, N. Y., Portland, N. Y.
Mo.
Huntsville, Ala.
MwSf WHEN YOU TRAVEL
jEjnfl nlinfl SELECT A RAILWAY AS M
f liiii rl YOU DO YOUR CLOTHES. M
1 M 1 KATY SERVICE (
Hit P 1 A I (MISSOURI, KANSAS A TEXAS RAILWAY.)
' f Suggests Comfortable and Conrenlsnt Trains, m
M , THE "KATY FLYER" AND
v vfll m KATY DININC STATIONS
rM F"JLV. Unsurpasud In Quality and Senlce.
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S A A A A T t Daddd
yy all ill Li ii..
A Jew's Clothing fits just
like the paper on the wall.
Will B. Spalding's WALL
PAPER in its varied Colors,
Hues and Designs, will fit and
beautify the walls of any
room.
Save time, trouble and
expense by first inspecting
his stock.
He also handles the world
renowned PATTON'S SUN
PROOF PAINT.
Sole agents for the INTER
NATIONAL STOCK FOOD.
Drugs the Purest, Toilet
Articles the most Chic.
W, B, SPALDING,
X NORTH MAIN STREET DRUGGIST.
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The Iowa Idea Amplified.
would be about forty-fire crip
pled states in tbe union today.
Let us be done with fetich
worship; let us throw over tbe
There is no little friction
within thp rpnnhllran fnarftr
particularly in tbe west with I doctrine by commercial
regard to the party's inclination ' l c"u,aic 'uc
to hedge on reciprocity. The
"Wonder why Polk has never
published the list of boodle
prosecution fund contributors
their names and tbe amounts
contributed by each? Wa6 it
tor tbe same reason that be per
mitted Jim Campbell to outrun
tbe statutes of limitations and
escape identification with tbe
recent Butler trial? Was it
because Campbell and blair
were tbe principal collectors
and beneficiaries of tbe Folk
prosecution fund ? Missouri
State Republican.
In writing up the sale of tbe
Major Bristow property last
week, through an oversight tbe
name of tbe purchaser, A
Grimm was left out.
Cecil Dawson, of Ralls Coun
ty, will reside in tbe residence
of J. O. Peirsol's at corner of
Dover and Washington Streets.
'-Iowa idea" is not dead. It is
not even in a state of suspend
ed animation. It is alive and
kicking and kicking bard.
In his recent speech against
reciprocity with Canada, Con
gressman Volstead warned the
farmers of the northwest
against tbe "cheap" Canadian
farm, even as high tariff spell
binders are wont toehold up tbe
bogy of "shoddy" European
goods manufactured by "pau
per labor." Apropos, The Min
neapolis Journal inquired
whether tbe cheap Minnesota
and Dakota farm bad ruined the
Iowa farmer on tbe high-priced
land. In reply The Sioux City
Tribune, an influential Iowa
paper, denied emphatically
that tbe Iowa farmr has suffer
ed ic the least from "cheap"
land competition further west.
It is needless to point out,'
says the Tribune, "that Minne
sota and Wisconsin, with all
their development and produc
tion, have not taken a dollar
from the wealth of Iowa and
Illinois. The Iowa paper then
proceeds to indorse the Ameri
can invasion ot tne uanauia n
northwest in these ringiug
words:
The time has now come for
another move, and it must be
to the north. The Canadian
northwest today is in the same
position as our own undevelop
ed empire was more than halt a
century ago. It was profitable
to conquer tbe latter. It w.U
be profitable to conquer tbe
former through tbe same means.
But, say tbe timid and selfish
there is a boundary line between
Canada and the United States
and our people will be ruined
by free trade. Tbe answer is
that there is also a boundary
line between every state from
tbe Guif of Mexico to Minnesota
and nobody has been ruined by
free trade across tbem. Every
body has been made prosperous
by it. A boundary line is an in
visible thing. It has no power
to change either physical con
ditions or tbe laws of tiade. If
it did possess such power there
sum logic that abuses tbe real
protection principle. While the
stand-patters are busy with
their machinations, their per
sonal ambitions, their obliga
tions to monopolistic campaign
contributors, and are trying to
plant torpedoes in tbe path of
expansion, let tbe people of the
west remember the words of
the immortal Farragut: "Damn
torpedoes go ahead!"
This is less logical than
emphatic, and it is obvious to
tbe intelligent republicans of
tbe northwest that there can be
no "expansion" of tbe nation,
in the broadest commercial
sense, no matter what its for
eign "possessions," until the
tariff fetich has been dispelled
from the national mind as a
distempered figment of tbe
imagination. The nation can
not be big and broad and real
ly great behind any such Chi
nese wall and the first applica
tion of a sane policy to the dis
creditable situation would be
reciprocity.
We are glad to see our north
western friends agitating this
great question so persistently.
Atlanta Constitution.
We are for Reed for govern
or. His worst enemies have
never been able to say any
thing meaner about him (than
that be is a Kansas City politi
cian. We presume nearly all
of our Presidents were politi
cians. Laddonia Herald.
Easy
Dead easy, on tbe quiet. The
editor-in-chief last Thursday
morning laid a bible and con
cordance on ye city editor's
desk for bim to use. and easy.
when be told the dealer who it
was wanted for, the dealer
sold it cheap, real cheap so now
tbe Democrat office possesses
a bible as well as a devil.
Minnie Cox draws ber fulll
salary for tbe time tbe post
omce at inaianoia was "cc
structively" open, but physical
ly closed. And this despite the!
fact that Minnie had resigned
Atlanta Constitution. Tbal
is one ot tbe beauties of TedH
dy's strenuosities. Minnie
the postmistress at Indianola
Miss.
Prof, and Mrs. J. B. Rogers,
of Madison, wore in the city
Tuesday with relatives and
fiiends.
Will He Run?
We understand that tbi
friends of Senator W. S M
Clintic of Marion county ai
urging him to become a candi
date for Lieutenant Governoi
and tbe probabilities are tin
he will enter the race. Tl
Senator is well known througt
out the state and if be runs,
will make a formidable candl
date. Lewis County Journal
Via Katy,
March Jst.Jand 15th.
One-way second-class tickets
to points in Kansas, Indian Ter
ritory, Oklahoma and Arkansas
$8.50.
One-way second-class tickets
to most points in Texas $10.00.
Round trips, good for 21 days,
to Indian Territory, Oklahoma,
Kansas, Arkansas and most
points in Texas $15.00, stop
overs allowed.
J. F. Blakky, Agent.
Stand by Home Labor.
In line with the Journal's wel
known policy, it asks the peJ
pie of Hannibal to assist
building up the city by standii
by home laundries, home cigar
anu nome enterprises ot evel
kind and character.
The lauudrit s and other tnai
ufacturers employ labor tbJ
spend their earnings at hot
Why build up some other town
enterprises to Hannibal's deti
ment.
J. T. SandiferJ
Licensed
Auctioneer J
flonroe City, Mo
Everybody knows Jinal
and where to had him.
SATISFACTION
QUARANTEEI

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