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W. J. ROUSE, Editor K. f, HJXSON, City BdltOI i eMMS $1.00 I t.V Vt-AU tared altho post oflloo at Monroe City, Mo. tiecon Z-clui matter. ( nf f rc i Buf fum 14 TELEPHONE K UII1CC ( F. & M. - 90 ( Residence, Buffum - 158 THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1904 Sir, Edward Clark,, of Can ada, resents U.o appropriation of the term American by the people of the Uiited States, de daring that Canada has a bet ter title to the word because "territorially' greater than the United States. He says we ought to call ourselves "Usoni ans" -Usona abbreviating Unit ed States of America. Ah! deuced clever, doncher know." are scoring may have come di rect from Paris, wearing the ue west tiling, and the whole subject is a hopeless one any way From II irpci's Weekly. We are in rece'pt ot a hand, some'.y illustrated pamphlet from Ed L Rees. It covers completely Okmulgee, I. T. The buildings prove it to be an up-to-date town and its busi ness men wide-awake hustlers, who realize that the way "to get there" is to use printer's ink and the only way to dispose of anything is to let the people know you have it to dispose of and the only way is through Advertising. THE EDITOR'S WIFE Letter from an Illinois Newspaper Man . That is Well Worth Reading. The followiug letter from S H. Duncan, editor of the Seaton III,, Independent, shows that there is at least one editor who wants to help others. II ' writes as follow! "To the Editor of the DeMj CRAT: I wish you would print the following and thin help me to do a kindness to vour readers. My wife has been a great suf ferer with stomach troubles ifor the past four years, aud the last two years gractically an in valid. Nothing seemed to help bea until I procured a box of Mi o na, nature's cure for indi gestion. This gave her so much relief that she continued using the remedy util now she enjoys her meals, is relieved from all pain in her stom tell and has in creased in flesh. S. II. Duncan, Editor of Independent." Wood Bros., have the local agency for Mi o-na and their faith in its merits equals Editor Duncan's. They in fact, offer to pay for Mi-o-na themselves In any case it does not give satisfaction. Conversational Don'ts. Don't indulge in personalities They iuvariably return worse than they started out. Don't talk of the cost of things. It gives the rich a chance for boastfulness and may be embarrassing to the poor. Don't leil your personal inter ests, occupations, hopes or aspirations. Njbody wants to hear them and you give your dignity d mortal slab Don't discuss cbWilren, If you have any the chaiices are boring those who have not. If you have none you are sure to be mortally wounding muse who have. Don't discuss divss The lady whose evening gown you There was a young girl of Li Grange Who kissed every youth within range; She'd gnaw all their faces And leave bloody traces No wonder they said she was strange There was a young girl from Salino Who looked like a perfect Albino, When asked why her hair Was so fearfully fair, Her hasty reply was, "Damfino.'' Eldorado Republican. THE WAY TO CONQUER ' 'I'll master it.'" said the ax, and his Mows fell hcavi'y on the in", but CVry l!nV m ule his piltM mure i Uint, i ill he ceased i a r . ''Leave It u me,'' said the saw; till with Ins relentless teeth he worked back and forth on its surfaee, till they were all worn down or broken; then he fell aside. "Ha, ha!" laughed the ham mer; "I knew you wouldn't do it; but I'll show you the way.'' But at the first stroke off flew his head, and the iron lemained as before. Shall I try?" said the small, soft lime. They all despised the flame, but he curved around the iron gently, and embraced it. and never left it until it melted under his irresistible in fluence. There are hearts hard enough lo resist the force of wrath, the malice of persecution, and the fury of pride, so as to make their acts recoil on their adver saries; but there is a power stronger thau any of these, a .1 hard indeed is the heart which can resist love. .Selected Best Perfumes. Vood Bros. Wff WHEN YOU TSMEL JTWjlj ll'fA if A SELECT A RAILWAY AS 3 It - COtl YOU DO VOUR CLOTHES. B III' i VIIm l tMISOOUfil, KANSAS & TEXA3 RAILWAY.) 1 1 rkrVm I I Susgests Comfortab.'a and Convonlsnt Trains, f If f Ml III THE "KATY FLYER" AND L'f 11!CATY D,mNG STATIONS UMii In Quality lOOO SUBSCRIBERS OF THE Bluff City Telephone Go. HANNIBAL, Can Only Be Reached Over the Lines OF THE 1 r 1 W w The Popular System The NEW BOOKLDVERS MAGAZINE THE BOOKLOVKRS MAGAZINE is new every month. It has no made in advance program: no traditions to live up to; no example to n:odel after. The current number now on tue news-stands is the very newest magazine in the field. It isn't like any other and it isn't meant to Vc. Even its advertising pages are a little more attractive than in most magazines. It is the biggest 25c worth in the magazine world. You will enjoy the exquisite color pictures, the profuse gen eral illustrations, the clever stories, and the up-to-date, informing articles. Three Dollars a year -twenty-Eve csnts a sin?le nurabsr. THE BDOKLOVERS MAGAZINE, 1823 Walnut St., Philadelphia. W FMJIT BOOK 44 pages "J x 12 inches; 22 paces showinu in natural colors G varieties of Fruit, with concise descriotion and season of rinen- p ing of f ach; G4 half-tono viowa of Nurseries, Orchards, Packing Houses, etc. Send 5C ."ts. for book (post-paid) and Rebate Ticket pormittinc rtnrn of book by mail within GO days I we refund the 500. Or. mail us within 1 vear. f'Kebato Ticket ith $12 ordc- for r irsery stock and wo will credit 41.00 in part payment on your c.der and vou KEr p the took free. WE PAY THE FBEICHT TIT s DnV' fnr I weokly and rant more home and traveling salesmen. Outfit WW C IT ay VClil free. Stark Dro's, LOUISIANA, Mo., Atlantic, Iowa, Fayrttevlllt, Ark. CTIP i mm un rop SOME BRIGHT JEWELS Butwe don ' like Jy t0 be f 0 UADTH nrimwr highminded. What we want to WUKIn READING I do is to sin halleluiain each wilderness of woe. From the Atlanta Constitution. A southwest Georgia negro, whom Judge Edwards, of Lee county, had issued a marriage license, called on the judge, re cently a ml said : "EI y u please, sub, 1 iv.u.t8 ter be onj'ined ." "Why," said the judge who understood v. hat he was after "you know, the Bible says that wbatsoevc r the Lord has joined together, mau must not asunder? ' ' Don't talk dat way, jedge, " said the applicant for divorce , "you knows mighty well dat de Lawd didn't have uuttin' ter do widit: Hit wnz you dat j'ined me!" POOR CREETURS, ALL. After all, this is the view that we must take of it: "Rich man never hongry So de good Lawd will it! To" man got de appetite En nuttin' 'tall ter fllf it! ' The "Tar Baby" comes to us in a beautiful box now, and a dress with gold edges. Br'er Rabbit may well say to it now: "You gittin' mighty stuck up, in yo' ole age! Come outer dat box, I tell you! ' PROSPECTIVE CALLER De tire mighty feeble, De honey let' de comb: I wish you ax Miss Charity What day she'll be home?" ' We wam. to make Life a summer of song." says a Georgia optimist. And that'll be all right; but let us have a singing master, and weed out the chaps who can't sing. We'll want an audience, j ou kite . ! "Yes, sah," said the old col ored citizeu, "I so hongry dat. ter save my life, I dllttUO what I'll do fer house rent, en coal, wanncloae. eu a good drain ter drink!" "Joy siiij-a baileiuia t i the stars," says one o( lite poets. The expected has happened. The great Dr. W. W. Boyd, now of ex pastor of the Third Bap. tist church, St. Louis, tendered his resignation Sunday and it was accepted with pleasure. He has "moukved" with nolv. tics and postoffice scandals uu j til his resignation was asked j for by the Deacous In 1896 we predicted the brilliant mans downfall and that love ot noto riety would cause it. DOING STUNTS. iTHAT is what our Job Department is doing every day, and the work we are turning out is strictly ' up-to-now as well as being the best ever seen in this locality. 1WE have just received a big stock of Envelopes, Letter Heads, Statements, Note Heads Bill Heads, Etc , and we are prepared to do that order of your; in a first-class style and without delay. WE also have a new line of samples of Fancy Stationery such as Pro grams, Folders, Announcements, Wedding Cards, Etc that are of the latest styles Call in and see them lONI.Y a few words about our Sale Bill Department. We make a spec ialty of this kind of work aud invite you to see our samples before you Have your sale. Yours for Better Printing, THE DEMOCkAT.