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DEMOCRAT CONTEST X I ' it 18n mEri Here is an opportunity to secure a first-class Adam Schaff Piano for a little hustling. It costs nothing to enter the contest. Send name at once and be gin work. Rules of Contest. First Announcement. This Piano Contest is conducted on strict busi ness principles of honesty and justice to all concerned and under such a system a Piano Contest has never failed, although dishonest methods never have done anything else than cause trouble. All inquires will be promptly answered. Couponsjwill be given on job printing and sub scriptions from Sept. 20, 1904 and on advertising from Oct. 1. 1904. Earlier received cash will not be counted. The date of closing will be announced at least 30 daysbefore the final end of this contest. Any reader may nominate acandidato with out cost. For the present, at least, names will appear without figures. 2nd Piano and Candidates. The most popular lady is the one who .shall receive the largest number of votes, and to her shall be awarded the beautiful new upright Adam Schaaf Piano by the awarding com mittee whose decision shall be final All respectable white ladies, regard less of-where they may live, are elig ible ascandidates. 3d Votes, How obtained. For all cash received on subscription, votes will bo given as follows: 403 votes for each dollar when subscrip tion is not paid live years in advance; when $5 It paid to advance subscrip- . tion live years in advance of date of payment, 3000 votes will be given, life subscription 20,000 votes for $23. Votes will be given on all advertising, except patent medicine, foreign and legal, and on all job printing. 100 votes for each dollar on advertising and 400 votes for each dolllar on job printing. No ballots given on ad vertising or job work until same is paid for and must be settled for not later than the tenth of month follow ing that in which work is done. Bal lots delivered only to party ordering work or on their written Order. Mer chants coupons 100 votes for $1. Fractional part of a dollar not count ed. All ballots must be sent in within 15 days of their date. Coupon good for 25 votes will appear in Democrat after Oct 1. 4th Institutions to Candidates Each candidate is allowed 25 percent extra in votes on all cash that she collects. And another special is the additional 25 per cent in votes al lowed on all cash voted before Nov. 1, 1904. The week's voting closes on each Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock In the paper each week the relative standing of candidates will be an nounced. Uallots shall all be pre served in a locked ballot box. Cash or check must accompany report by each candidate. Vote once cast can not bo transferred. Postmaster and agent's cash commission is suspended during contest. Each candidate has the world as her territory and may solicit by correspondence. 5th Miscellaneous rules. -Result of a week's voting will not be told privately. Votes will not be al- i, ....,! on Bubscriotlons collected at less than regular price. No'electlon eerlng- Is allowed within this .office No relative (as near as second cous inUI the editor, publisher or em ployeis eligible to eandldaoj. No omninv.? is allowed to take sides iu thin contest. th spkcial Instructions. In Ailing out the "Cash Ballot" write - ..f,.n Keen list of staff sent in each week. Baeh candidate U maaeated to send a soon as possible . a oftblMt photograph lor puDiieauon. I J K Ycwell Saddlery Coj When we fail to get youi laundry. When you are ready to send it, phone to us and we will get it in the next lot. Our phone numbers are 122 Buffum and 44 P. & M. Monroe City Steam Laundry- Neal Rigsdale, who lives south of this city, was quite badly injured Wednesday morn ing by bis team running away; be was thrown out of the wag on and one wheel struck bis head cutting a gash several inches long and one ankle was sprained. Hunnewell Graphic. The Republican canidates for United States senator from Mis ouri show a disposition to make up in numbers what they lack in equipment. A finer exhibit ion of iron nerve has not been seen for many a day than that which is displayed by some of the Republicans who are adver tising themselves as being fit to succeed Francis Marion Cock rell. Kansas City Star. Directly Opposite They say that opposites should wed; Too much alike, you'll clash; And so I'm looking for a girl Possessed of lots of cash! Harold Melbourne, in Decern ber Lippincott's. Dr. Hornback, Oculist and urist, Hannibal, Mo. The following method of get ting rid of stumps - recom. mende 1 by the Scientific Ameri can: In the autumn bore a bole one or two inches in diameter according to the girth of the stump vertically in the center of the latter, an I about 18 inch es deep. Put into it one or two ounces of salt peter, fill up the hole with water and plug it up close. In the ensuing spring take out the plug and pour into it about half gallon of coal oil and ignite it. The stump will smoulder away without Mazing, to the very extremities il the roots, leaving nothing but ashes. EYES, EYES. You can have them well tested for lenses and very reasonable. R. Manning Walker Odd Fellows Officers. At the regular meeting of Monroe City I. O. O F. lodge held Thursday evening officers for the ensuing year were elect, ed as follows: Noble Grand, H. J. Kent; Vice Grand, O. A. Pink; Secretary; G. W. Tomp kins; Treasurer, S G. Demeree. The M. K. & T. Ry. will sell excursion tickets for the Holi days to any point on the "Katy'' System at one fare plus fifty cents. Dates of sale Dec. 24th, 25th and 31st and Jan. 1st good to return leaving desti nation up to midnight Jan. 4tn T In to ' Katy's" Agent. The- 1 J Jif f i - r T The Popular System JAIL RULES APPLIED. Abe" Hummel, whose exper ience with divorces probably as great as that of any other two men in this country, tells a story of a pretty woman who had just been freed from bonds that were galling. In her joy at being released she declared to her friends that she jjwould not marry again for at least two years. Just a year later her en gagement to another man was announced, with thejinforma tion that the wedding would take place in three months. "How's this?" asked one of her friends. "How about that two year business?" "Oh," she replied, "I have concluded that I'm entitled to eight months off for good be havior. Same as they get In jail, youi know." New York Times. ODD FELLOWS. The first annual! reunion of the Mississippi Valley Odd Pel lows Association will be hcld'at Hinnibal Thursday, December 15. The first meetingi of the day will be at 2 p. m. when sev eral addresses will be made. Rev. R P. Campbell will speak using as his subject, "Odd Fel lowship " In the evening the degrees will be conferred as fol lows: Initiatory by Elsberry Lodge, First by Evening Star Lodge, Second by Meridian Lodge, Third by Mystic Lodge. One aud one-third fare is the railroad rate which has been secured. t I! i! SOLICITS THE PATRONAGE OF THE PUBLIC TO THEIR MOST EXCELLENT TOLL SER- J VICE, AS BEING REASONABLE IN PRICE. QUICK SERVICE. AND MAKING IT POSSIBLE TOTALK FROM ANY TELEPHONE ON THEIR SYSTEMTO THOUSANDS OF TELEPHONES ONOTHER EXCHANGES. FREE OF MESSEN- GER CHARGES. m m m m At the last meeting of the Missouri conference of the M.E. Church, South, a new mode of selecting the place of meeting was decided on says the Palmy ra Spectator. Instead of grat uitously entertaining the dele gates, the organization will pay a certain amount for board, but it is understood that the money thus obtained will be given to the church which entertains the body. Palmyra will get the conterence next year, and in consideration of doing the en tertainiug the church here will receivefrom the conferencefund the sum of $700, which will be J used in building a new Sunday school room. The conference will be held about the first of September, and there will be several hundred delegates here for a week. The members of the church and the citizens at large wlU be asked to entertain the visiting members as usual without pay, the only difference being that at the close of the session the church will receive STOOL Kills Catarrh Germs. Breath Hyomei And Be Cured Of Catirrh Cost Nothiaf If It Fails. Breath Hyomei for a few min utes four times a day through the neat pocket inhaler that comes with every outfit and benefit will be seen at once. Continue this treatment for a short time and your catarrh will have been cured by Hyomei. This treatment has been so suc cessful, curing 99 per cent of all who have used it, that Hyomei is sold by Wood Bros, under an absolute guarantee to refund the money if it does nor benefit. You run no risk whatever in buying Hyomei. If it did nofc possess unusual powers to cure it could not be sold upon this plan. The complete Hyomei outfit costs $ 1.00 and comprises of a a bard rubber inhaler, aad bot tle of Hvocnei aad a droppir. The inhaler lasts a lifetime; and additional bottles of Hyomei can be obtained for 50c. Brother Dickey's Sayings. Lots er folks in dis worl would walk in de light forever ef dey never got terwharde folks dat knowed dem wuz. Dar is some big-hearted folks iu dis worl' dat onderstan's dey tellermens; en yit, de most er us is a puzzle ter Providence his se'f. De good book tells us dat Job had three friends; but in dis day en time, folks is mighty lucky ter have one dat'U stick ter 'um en saw wood, en say nuttin'. Let us all have Charity, en fer de Liwd's sake, once we gits her. let us all take a good holt, en give her no excuse fer suing fer a divorce! De only way out er trouble dat I ever knowed, is ter steer ci'ar er irouolt; en ef trouble do come. ter say: "Well, here you is!" No matter how high you tiy, dar'll be some man ter say: "I could er done de same thing my se'f ef my wings had been greased!" Atlanta Constitu tion. Mrs. Ida Nolan will arrive in the city next week with the in tention of remaining in the city and making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Brown who will be occupying their newly purchased home at the corner of Grace and Griffith Streets. Hannibal Courier-Post. d. u uromer. one ol Kal Democrat a pleasant call Prf. day.