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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. R. P. HIXSON, City Editor. tbrmb $1.00 I'liR YEAR Catored atthe pot office t Monroe City, Mo. iieoond-clMi matter. I nf i Buffum ' 14 fELEPHOM I H. & M. - 90 Residence, Buffum - 158 THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 1904 I BETTY'S SURRENDER Chilreri looked disgustedly at the canvas over which Hetty hail already smeared more than a dollar's worth at palut. "I would suggest," he said quietly, "that if you want to put any more pain! on that cow, you had best use clay modi ling tools." "There you go again," she stormed. "How do you expect me ever to he come a gnat artist if you nag that uray?" "I don't expect you to become great," he reminded her gently. "I don't want you to become great. 1 want you some day to realize that It is better to be a good wife than a poor bohemlan artist." "In which sense do you use that poor'?" she asked him. "In every sense of the term. You are poor In purse, for all you can pare goes for paint for those lias re liefs you call pictures. You are poor In iieart. for von have no time for any thing else save your art, You are to be pitied, because you eleel to live in a rattle ty -bang place over a stable Just because arl Btudents are supposed to undergo ci rtaln h irdshlps and " "Poor, I suppose," she finished off for him, "because I am i i dense as not to be abb to perc ive the im mense advi itagi of being permitted to sacrifice B career to ;i man by the name of Winthroj) Chllvi ; i." "Not necessarily that," he correct ed, "but to be pitieci because you are sacrificing the besl years of your life to a foolish fad, If there was any chance thai you might do great things, I would be the last to say you nay." "Now, you wish to say me nay thai 1 may say you yes?" she taunt ad. "Not that," be said sadly. "Hut you Will never become great. You paint by fits and starts. Time was when you were an impressionist and bad but four or Ave tubes of paint in your stock. Now you want the heavy ef fects. Next week you may turn out pictures like the surface of an enam eled photograph." "I sell them," she retorted defiantly. "I have made my own living ever Ince I started." "Yes," he admitted; "but even had Crou not, you would have starved rather than give up this foolish idea." "Others have starved before me in the same cause," she said proudly. "Who am I that I should not be will lag to sacrifice myself to art?" "You are a dear little woman who has no business worrying about art," be answered her. She stepped befor him. her eyes blazing. "I never want to see you green farm wagon hailed her as she descended from the car. ' Goln' to Treston's, beant ye?" he shouted. She nodded. "Jump aboard," giving her the lines to hold while he got her trunk. "One of them artists," he comment ed, as he threw her trunk and field asel into the wagon box and climbed UP beside her. "We had one down here last year." "Miss Tuttle?" asked Betty, naming her friend. 'She was over ter Hagots," he said. vcly. "This was a real artist Got paid big prices." "I've been paid $150 for one of my anvases," she said proudly. "Sho!" he ejaculated, wheeling In his seat and regarding her with inter est. "If yer know all that about art rottll laugh yerself sick at my gal lery, I suppose. I don't see they er so darned funny, but this artist feller uster laff hisself sick over 'cm." "Chromos?" suggested Betty, smil ing. Sho could imagine the sort of pictures on a farmhouse wall. "No," eald Treston; "they're real ones. Some city chap the missus uster be nurse to, sends 'em. He says he has to buy 'em 'cause no one else will. He hates to destroy 'em, and I POULTRY I - : i war ! ill! to i a Turned faint. he don't want to keep 'em. He sends 'em to us." Some beginner," said Hetty, with a tip-tilted nose, "whose friends wish to help her along. Now, I've been self-supporting for three years." Betty asked to see the pictures be fore she unpacked. She was feeling particularly sell-satisfied. But at sight of them she turned faint, and after a crying spell, which lasted several hours, she sent a tele gram. It read: "Please come. Am stopping at Treston's." That was all, but Chllvera, reading between the lines, knew that Betty bad given up art after having seen her entire output on Treston's wall, and he blessed the fate that had uncon sciously guided her there. The Woman with a Baby. "I don't expect you to become great." again," she cried. "Please be kind enough to let me fight my own bat tle." Cbilvers took her at her word. When she telephoned to the hotel In the afternoon they told her that he bad gone away. He had left no note, jiot even a card for her. One of the girls in the art class had told her of the splendid place where she had spent the previous summer, and here 'Betty decided to go. It waa s little town off the beaten line, and there were said to be some most ple turesque bits. A bent old man oa a 'Mid the herd of human porkers crowded on the trolley car All Is kcIMbIiiu'SS und Jostle, making nge and sex no bar; Men collapse In seats and stay there, letting shrinking ladies stand With a look of Indignation and a strap In either hand. Yet there's one thing that you've noticed never fails to make a stir When a woman with a baby comes they all make room for her. I have sat In stuffy coaches on a crowded railway train, Listening to case hardened travelers who declared with might and main That they'd see the railway company In hades' fiercest heat Long before they'd even think of giving any one a seat: Then, ere scarce they'd ceased their boasting, they'd rise without demur For a woman with a baby, they must all make room for her. There is something sweet. Mriilonnallke, in pictures such as th.-i . And It makes the lowest ruflUn feel like taking off his hat; For It bears him back to boyhood, when loving mother arms Closely clung to him and kept oft e'en the least of earth's alarms. So, no matter what his station, he will evermore defer To a woman with a baby he has rev erence for her. Once I dreamed I stood In heaven, Just Inside the pearly gate. While to every new arrival good St. Peter said: "You're late; For the places are all taken and the harps are all In use. Golden streets are Just so crowded that I had to call a truce." Then a little, tired out Woman lugged a baby Into view. And 8t. Peter said: "We're full up, but we'll find a place for you." -S. W. Glllllan In Leslie's Weekly. A New Milk Test It is reported that a German scien tist has Invented a new milk test, by means of salts in solution, which have the power to dissolve the casein of milk. The compound of salts is mere ly mixed with the milk in a tube and the latter Is placed in water, which is nearly at the boiling point. The tube used is marked with percent ages, and the butter-fat fills the tube In the same proportion as the fat per centage in the milk. If this simple system proves to be an accurate one, the dairy world will be greatly bene fitted. The test Itself will however have to stand the test of v further In vestigation and experton Marketing Danish Eggs. Raymond r. Frailer, United states Consul at Copenhagen, Denmark, re ports as follows on the co-operative egg export association of Den mat It: "Co-operative marketing of farm pro duce Is reduced to a perfect sysfem In Denmark. The Dansh Co-operative Bgg Export Association has a member ship of 33,500 farmers, divided into BOO local societies, or circles, each circle being an integral part of the central company and subject to the control and supervision of the central organization. Each circle has its own by-laws, but such by-laws must con form to the provisions of those of the central organization. Naturally, there fore, the by-laws of the 500 circles are quite uniform. Each circle collects, at its own expense, the eggs produced on the farms of Its members and prepares them for shipment to one oi the eight general shipping centers at its own expense. After leaving the circle (the local collecting center) all expenses are borne by the company. Profit shar ing is absolute. To this end the com pany guarantees to purchasers that all eggs delivered by the company shall be new laid and clean, each egg be ing stamped by the company's regis tered trade-mark for new-laid esgs. No circle of less i.ian ten members is admitted to membership in the com pany. Each circle on being admitted pr.ys into the company 13'2 cents per circle member. Each circle admitted is obliged to deliver all eggs collected from its members to the company. Eggs over seven days old must not be delivered, under penalty of a fine of $1.84 for the first offense and double that for further offenses. A circle must not keep eggs longer than four days alter collection before sending them to a general shipping station ol the company. The eggs must be de livered absolutely clean. Each egg must be stamped plainly both with the number Of the circle and with the number ol the I ":-ilx'r of the circle delivering the egg. :::tch circle must provide in members with stamping Ink and rubber stamps boi;;;lit of the purveyor indicated by the to:: pany. Each member of a circle must for ward all eggs produced, except those needed for home consumption and for hatching. Eggs must be carefully gathered every day and iu hot sum mer days twice each day. Only arti ficial nest eggs must be used and the nesfs must be barred at night. Each circle is governed by a circle board, consisting of an uneven number of members. This board provides for the expense of collection and superintends crating for shipment to central sta tions. The eggs are shipped by the 500 circles to one of trie central ship ping stations in ordinary cardboard egg crates set in pine boxes of uni form size. Black Langshans. I have bred Langshans for many years and obtained my first stock and all additions thereto from the Croad Yards of England. Of course my sales are largely to fanciers for exhibition purposes and for breeding purposes. For fifteen years my sales of eggs have not fallen under $200 a year and in chickens about the same. For the season just closing my egg sales are $393; chickens, $285. My egg prices are $3.00 for 18, $5.00 for 36. I get $50 for my choicest birds and from that down to $5 for my lowest-pricea males and $2.50 for my lowest-priced females. My culls or refuse birds bring $1 each, from my neighboring farmers. I sell no eggs to the stores at market rates till after I have sep arated the sexes. One worthy lady one August day purchased two sit tings of me and then informed me she intended setting them. Imagine her chagrin when I told her it had been nearly two months since the sexes had been together. Yet she gulped down her disappointment and carried home her eggs at a ten cent a dozen rate. You will find these smart people everywhere. I am giving you my experience with one. I have bred Light and Dark Brah mas, Buff and Black Cochins, Brown Leghorns, Barred Plymouth Rocks and Pit Games, but much prefer Black Langshans to any of them. They are hardier, better table fowls, and have no superiors as layers. This may ap pear like hobby talk, but let us see. Langshans in their parity are thor oughbreds. They were originally as now and I can see no change in type and habits. They are always quick In movement, nervous, proud, high steppers. They are probably now what they were 1,000 ye.rs ago. ! cannot In this one article attempt to describe what mine are, that is, what a Langshan should be. I deny the purity of what are called White Lang shans. They are doubtless a cross. When I write of Langshans I mean Black Langshans. They have the fin est grained meat of any fowl. The shape of the keel meat is round like the breast of the prairie chicken or qaatl. My birds usually lay right through the moulting season. The 1 manase tor birds. 1 hardlv tnintc that any other breed can exec: them laying. As layers they are good "lasters." I can show hens six to eight years old that lay as many eggs as young hens, and the young hens lay a good many eggs. What I have written applies to the pure Langshans and not to the black mongrels that are usual ly seen at poultry shows. C. S. For sythe, Oregon County, Missouri, In Farmers' Review. Barley As a Feed For Horses. Barley is little used as a feed in the United States, except on the Pa cific coast. This Is due largely to the fact that barley is so much in demanr for brewing purposes that good brew ing barley is high in price. But ir, aM parts of the country where it i: gTDwn there is always some that It oil color or is for some reason not it! able by the brewers, and this may bf obtained at a price low enough to p irmit of it being used for feed. This is sometimes brought about by a heavy fog or rain at harvest time, which makes it impossible to secure it in the condition demanded by the brewers. On the Pacific coast barley is extensively used as horse feed. In Europe, Asia and Africa it Is exton sively employed for this purpose. II is a favorite feed with the Arabs, both of western Asia and of northern Africa. All the countries of Europe that raise it use it largely for this purpose, as well as for food for man. When fed it is frequently given whole or crushed. Grinding it makes it too pasty when it is mixed with the saliva of the mouth. It is, however inferior to oats as a feed for horses though it is not far different from oats in composition. The horses, how ever, like oats far better than the barley, and mules will sometimes re fuse to eat barley. When we fail to get your laundry. When you are ready to send it, phone to us and we will et it m the next lot. Our phone numbers are 122 Buffum and 44 P. & M. Monroe City Steam Laundry When in Paris eat at Polk Masterson's where you find the best 25 cent ui'.' 1 in the city Griffith's dinners are the best. EYES, EYES. You can have them well tested for enses and very reasonable. R. Manning Walker. Ground Bros. Oil Cake. Wood The World's Wheat Crop. That the world's wheat crop this year is to be a full average now seems certain. The high prices paid for wheat in the markets of the United States are not caused by a shortage in the world supply, and as long as we export wheat, or have a surplus to export, the crop of the world is what will finally determine the price at which we must sell both the exporta ble surplus and the main body used for home consumption. The crop is about the same as that of 1002 and 1008 for all practical purposes. One foreign cstiaiate is that the crop this year will bo 3,004,000,000 bushels. The crop of last year was estimated at from 3,087,000,000 bushels to 3,100,000, 000, a margin so wide as to throw much doubt on the correctness of the higher figure. Taking the world as a whole t!:e r" tends to uniformity; for when thei. Is a great loss in one country ther is ; onerally a great gain in some ut r ( nuntry to make it good. The : r 1902 was estimated at from 3,02U,tiou,000 to 3.155,200,000 bushelB. Even a difference of a hun dred million bushels cuts little figure in the wheat crop of the world, being only between three and four per cent. It will be seen that we cannot hope for a world price very much In ex cess of the world price of recent years. The prices for wheat in ex porting nations tend to gravitate to ward the world price, less cost of transportation. Fattening Cattle in Montana. There is a growing demand for fat cattle to supply our local markets, which is worthy of the attention of the Montana stockman and farmer. Hitherto the state has produced large numbers of fat cattle from its ranges, but these have all reached a finished condition at one season of the year, and, consequently, have had to be shipped at that time in order to pre vent loss from scanty food supplies and severe weather. Conditions, how ever, are rapidly changing with the settlement of the rich valleys which are being brought under Irrigation. In many places the large stock owner is now able to supply food for his breed ing herds or flocks during the winter season. In other - sections, devoted more largely to strictly agricultural work, the farmer can produce enor mous quantities of forage which can not be disposed of to better advantage than in the fattening of live stock dur ing the winter season. It is possible for our farmers not only to supply the local demand for beef and mutton throughout the year, but to prepare large numbers for shipping as well. Montana Station. A GOOD GUIDE. TOR Til R riTRCHASH Of A F1RRAKM Is niir elaborately Illustrated 140MM S I HVBH8 HOOK. This niamui rcatly refcrenre 'lcscrit.es the must complete anil vsriei line of single shut t Rifles Pistols Shotguns etc, the output of one manufacturer, l-'ritm the STKVKNS-.Mrivnar 1. Ir. rill.: i.ftlie l.ovsl a, t.i the lieavv. bin, v Strwns t ir -it rill a of the w. rl'l's ' ham lion shots, : ntual l.lli stam lard of excellence is rierflly maiiitamcl. STEVENS FIREAR.MS are sohl by all simrtlnp; (jonils an t har.lware dUBlen. Aslt them for our make insist on netting it. DontliU IHitolfwitli soiiicthinL. " Just as ono-l ". '1 lie flact that Stevens Anus are (I U A K A N T R IU) FOR QUALITY should prompt you to uc sure to sci.ity tins tune honored limnil. ol two ac. stamps for Stevens Hook and Rifle Puzzle J. STEVENS ARMS 6 TOOL CO P. O. Box 4091 Chlcopee Falls, Mass., U. S. A. Edam Cheese, i lam cheese is made in Holland and takes its name from the town of rSdam. Us manufacture may have started at that place and so given It the name, but for the most part it Is made in dairies and not in factories There are lew of the latter In Hoi land. The cows are milked In the fields, and the milk hauled to the houses. The cheese is made in large wooden tubs, and la placed in cup shaped molds with other cup-shaped molds on top. This gives the cheese the shape of a cannon ball. In the procesB of curing, Bait Is rubbed on it from day to day as the cheese la turned. Edam is the great market where largo quantities of this cheese is sold. It is piled on the pavement In the form of pyramids, where the purchasers make their bargains with the sellers. uppiNcon MONTHLY PJAGAZJNE A FAMiLY LlDfiARV The Bsul' In Gurraiit LKersftira 12 Couplets Novel: i Vi.Ar.LY MANY QHOFtT GTOi'iir: , 10 PVPEr-:3 TIME! ' 3 $2.50 pcavFAn. 28 t . t ; y NO CO TINUeO - ", ' r EVERY NUMBER COMf'LrT' I : t . r .1 X 1 53 ADAMS ST.CHICASO. Don't Forget That Megown Carpenter keep HOME MADE BREAD and CAKES. Also the Best Meal in the Citv for TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. w)Fwwigwwmwiif wwffwf n I. L. OWEN. Jr. Breeder and Shipper of REGISTERED POLAND CHINA HOGS. For Sale A few choice spring pigs, either sex. R. F. D. No. 5 Monroe City Mo r J. T. Sandifer, Licensed Auctioneer. flonroe City, Mo. Everybody knows Jim) and where to find him. SATISFACTION QUARRANTEED.