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DEMOCRAT CONTEST 3T 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. Fiust ANNOUNCISMKNT. 'Phis l'iario Coni"-t 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. Coupons will be given on job printing and sub scriptions from Sept. 20, 1904 and on advertising from Oct. 1. 1901. Earlier received cash will not be counted. The date of closing will be announced at least 30 days before the final end of this contest. Any reader may nominate a candidate witu 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 uward'ng com raittee 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 lubn irlptlon, votes will be given as follow.: 00 votes for each dollar when iubsoi'ii) tlon is not paid flvcyears in advance; when $5 is paid to advauce subscrip tion five years in advance of date of payment, 3000 votes will be given, life subscription 20,000 votes for $25 Votes will begivenjon 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 91. 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 Instuctions to Candidates Each candidate is allowed 25 per cent extra in votes on all cash that she collects. And another special is the additional 25 per cent in votes al lowed on all oash voted before Vov. 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, Ballots shall all be pre served In a locked ballot box. Cash or check must accompany report by each' candidate. Vote once cast can not be 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. -Re sult of a week's voting will not be told privately. Votes will not be al lowed on subscriptions collected at less than regular price. No1 election eering Is allowed within this i office. No relative ( as near as second cous in) of, the editor, publisher or em ploye is eligible to candidacy. No employe is allowed to take sides in this contest, 0th Special. Instructions. In filling out the "Cash Ballot" write name oarefully. Keep list of stuff aentin each week. Kaoh candidate Is requested is send as soon as possible a eaoinei pnowgrapu lur puuuuiuiun. The Land of Hope-to-Be. Thorp's a iny to hupplnoss I'll the rond of Dreams, Where my sou goes wayfaring By tlie sleepy strenms. Heart that sends your memories In the shape of song, To the land of Hope-to-Be . Is the Journey long? Nny, companion of my honse. In the longest flight. DlsUinre In desire Is drown'd As the day In night. Henrt and soul go Wayfaring t'p the rond of Dreams. To the land of Hope-to-Be By the Rleepy stream'. William Stanley Brallluvalte, In the Boston Transcript. My Little Woman. Would the diamond seem such a peer l"s gem If It measured one foot round? Would ihc rose leaf yield such a sweet perrums If li covered yards of ground? Would the dew drops 8W so clear and purs If dew like rain should Tall? Or WOUld little woman he lialf so great If she were six feet tall? "i'is the hand as soft as the nestling bird That grips with the grip of steel; 'Tls the voice as sweet us the summer wind That rules without appeal. Ami the warrior, scholar, the saint and sage May fight, and plan, and pray The "world will wag to the end of time. In the little woman's way. Rehoboth Sunday Herald. They Do Not Cut a Figure. 'You talk about women bem!. smart," said Smithcrs, "but I notio they don't cut much of a figure in finance." "Humph, have you ever heard of any man any sharper than Hetty Green?" asked Mrs. Smithers. "Oh, she's an Isolated case. But a woman in a financial Institution, ex cept as a stenographer, is an excep tion." "The day will come when women will he employed In hanks." "If they ever are they'll be there as tellers," and then the Incident was closed for half an hour. Baltimore Berlin Cab Regulations. Jerome Hart writes: "In Berlin you r.ro always forced to take the first cab In the row. If you aro a family of sight and it Is a one-horse drosciiKy i'or two, you take it. Then you hire others for your overflow. If yon are i lo:ie, lorn bachelor bearing a single 'rip. and the head of the row is an t-seat family four-wheeler, you bave sot to take it. Not to take It is 'verboten.' If you don't take It you jot arrested. In Germany you're liable i (jet nrrested for almost anything, nywhere, at any time." Moroccan Marriage Ceremony. In Morocco at the feast before the marriage the bride and groom sit to gether on a sort of throne; all the time her eyes are closed and she sits amid the revelry like a statue. On the fol lowing day the marriage takes place. Heavily veiled, she is conducted after dark to her future home. The veil not being sufficient protection to her, she Is led along the street by two rela tives, for her eyes must be closed. Such is the regard for propriety on this occasion that her head is held in its proper position by a female rela tive who walks behind her. Winter Rhubarb Profitable. Winter rhubarb culture is one of the profitable crops grown by a former banker, of Sumner, Wash. He has a frame house costing about $40 that brings an income of $400 during the months of January, February and Mirch. The rhubarb roots are taken from the field and placed in the house the first week in January. A small stove supplies the required heat, which is carried throughout the build ing by a six-inch stove pipe. All light Is excluded. Within three weeks from planting the rhubarb stalks are ready for the market and sell for 25 cents a pound. High Priced Stable Boy Um- ii i j H tn )ig i cessation ol hotlHliei 1 the oppOllg I .ire-. itrapplnu Y i n i I ri "I " confedera te mitiii on look oig old l '( tn i rtt for Sinn'- tobacco, For the Christian Orphans' Home. it pom r i A delightful concert in in iw-t-i i ere-i of Him Christian Ot i 1 1 1 1, ! phv.it1 1 1 tun, tiw hi Mie course .',11 DM i -orry ff-.t Mel of Cohm i UC I'H' I lit! Aubert place I'-s ifiVett lat night in a the 0- n'r.i l UhrlMi;i n (.'.nurch by 0 u:ert Com the B I' ll ii id n Judge Lou Hawkins, ot Dear Warren was in the city Friday enroute to Palmyra, on business. The present Missouri legisla ture will receive the plaudits of the people if it will give us bet ter road laws. Charles Raynor and his son Fred, of Killdare. Ok., bave been the guests of their friend, Uncle Jack Mastin. Jim K. Ely has bloomed out as a full grown carpenter and contractor, knight of the ham mer, saw and jack plane. lO, Y'nk.' balled one Ml i nniu-'pany Blind Hoi in ber.il Confederate hOitl'et- i i ored musician mi . ing ibotit on the graft in Iront era t tirtnt ie ol of a tent, "t Ii ; i t 11 i m -mart d B iml I'oili In horse you aM ifoi llor. '' i ulul possess "Think of returned uir V, "Yes Wliat'il von take him?" "Oh, I don't know." "Well, I'll give yon $700 fin him," bantered t hr Confederate "You go to in'sclr- f!" Indig nantly retnrmd the Yank. "I've just paid l(l(i00 of jour money (o have lom curried '' The Bugle Call. A Difference In Palms "It's strange how the strength of a robust youngnman varies at time-." "Is It?" "Yes. There is a young m n up our way who can sit am hold .i 1 1 re tv young woman's palm ill the evening, and yet ii his mot er asis him to tneve her palm from the hall to tin- sitting room hr nearly has i tit." Cleveland Plain Dealer. A daily paper lor$ 00 a ye:u is something the public h B long oesired. The Chican Daily Review, a delightlul lain ily daily giving all important news, market reports and many interesting departments lur men, women aim children, is sent lo suiiBCrloura for $1 year. 75 cents for 6 mouths 50 cents for 3 months. Sub.-cribe tuoa. address The Chicago Rivn w Co., 399 O ca-Coia Building. Chicago, Illinois. 3-9. James Christian, uf Warrei , left Thursday lor Los Angeles, Cal., on i sad mission. He went to bring bil cousin, Clar ence Terrill, home Mr, Ter- i ill has consumption Deputy Sheriff Berghoff, of Marion County, passed through the city Friday with three young boys band-cuffed togeth er. They were bound for reformatory. Mrs. T. M. Boulware and Master Thomas left Friday lor the Bluff City to visit relatives. Pnilip Sullivar was a busi ness visitor in New London, Friday. '. e. Hi .. ri the iv enj ij Sentence t Sermons Love is life's interpreter. H iitte pain is llie price of any po tytff Every man owes every other man a happy face. "Time to nurn" keeps the devil's furnace going. He cannot be a saint who will inn be a ser va nt. You soon lose the re'igionyou trv to keep to yourself. You do not cleanse yourself by smutting every one else. A hu-liel of potatoes mav be ivas supported, wort'i t ton of philanthropy. program wan inorougn- We find no b iter feelings in is the co1- iose HlioUld he renown r. lien. He a wonder .k.jlul inn.. c, 1 1 1. 1. ciii. aim his vers- m i ii, oineiinnu remarks I S1 j .iii- ri Onrne in sility City P.b 16 0,.er.i Re pub-House, Sometimes Think- Wi- sometimes tli:nk. and his I rip "iir think is a hi ut t he over worker misleading word 'ty pi ca ' ' When you pick U) a rail road ;o'.. they are freely illus tr.iierl with haudsome homes on! on the plains of Nebraska., Kansas and the Da kotos. And now the same style of catching the notice of prospective immi grants is used for the benefit of the rice territory of Texas. One is led to believe that those il lustrations represent one half r two tliiM "f the farm hous es In those sections, when, as a matter of fact, those "typical" homes are the exception and not the ruie. Are Welcome Whene r our Irieuds couif to the offic j they receive i cordial welcome and are gladly given permission to read our i-xchang-e-; but, when they do so, it will be a favor coofeire t upon us if i hey will fold toe papers as 'hey found them it imI return litem to the place ih.-y touud i Item in Mst people move along the lines of least resi a c They reir i he houses that are adver tiee d for rent; they employ the people who advertise for em p oyment; they rind investments purchase curios, nuy lots that are advertised. Dju'I be a clam. Advertise Qumcy Herald. other; limit .'. - i sler in our selves. It takes more thnr the Sunday suit to make the Milhl saint. The m in rhn pti heart into his work will always get ahead in il. You canuot escape your taxes here by talking about your citi zenship there When "the 'good things of life" are our best things they become our worst. When you come to say good by to old sins it is unwise to hold a larewell meeting. When a man wears his piety as an ornament you can depend on its being paste. If vinegar would preserve morals sump men are sour en ugh to save tne world. Mrs. W. M. Barnes, of Excel fiior. Ark., after a visit in this city with her mother, Mrs. Mol lie Mudd, left Saturday for Brooktield, to spend several days with her sister. Mrs. Charles H. Smith. lsadore Thomas and wife, spent the latter part of last week in Quincy with Mrs Thomas' sister, Mrs. R J. Brad ley. Prof. William Oullen, one time principal of the Monroe Schools, 'but now a knight of the grip, was a business visitor in tbe city Thursday. Down in the Ozark Ref ion. To the Kuitor of the PoBt-Diapatch. One of tbe real estate agents of this city, in advertising bis business by a printed card, has on tbe card, "a big red apple," as well as tbe following unique verse: Bere is luck to tbe man who can if be will, Prosper in tbe valleys ot the Ozark bills; He will have cattle in the past ure and bogs in tbe pen, Sheep on tbe range and wheat in the bin. Fine horses in the stable and mouey in bis pocket, A baby in the cradle and a pret ty wife to rock it; Corn in the big crib, poultry in the yard, Meat in tbe smokehouse and a big can ot lard; Milk in tbe milkhouse, cheese on the board, ' A little sack of -coffee, and sugar in tbe gourd. We commend this poem to persons who are contemplating a trip to this "New Utopia," the Ozark regions. Lebanou.Mo. J.,W. F. Jacksonville. Fia., Jan. 26 It is believed the freeze last night in Florida destroyed all tbe oranges and other fruits on trees excepting in the extreme southern part of the state. Miss Vallie Utterback went to New London Saturday to look after business connected with the defense of tbe Watson case. Benj. D Neal has moved to Rensselaer, where he will live with bis daughter, Mrs. Henry Tompkins. Mrs. S. M. Bersiu and chil dren, of Quincy, bave been tbe guests of relatives in this vicinity- Charles Baynum, of Shelby County, came down Friday to visit tbe homefolks. Why? Why leave lor ti.e evening shadows The duties uf early day? Wliygrudge uutu bieak Decem ber The kindness we owe to,May? 'Tisuime for the nud aud blos som When skies are serene and blue; Who soweth iD chilly autumn Reaps harvest of Outer rue. Thy Irown or thy unkiudness, As bitter as draught of gall, May sting thee as scourge ot nettles Ere lowers night's sable pall; Beware lest thy tardy kisses Ball mad i) on up-. of4clay, Or heart ihuu una morn couldst comfort Be pulseless ere close of day. Be kind while life's morn still lingers; Tby love and thy helpful bands Shall be as tbe founts of water To wanderer o'er desert sands A word from the heart, in kind ness, May pierce the gray mists of pain, And arch o'er the bills eternal The rainbow or hope again. Mary E Killilee. Not Appendicitis. A little lad whose parents at tended the church of the Ascen sion beingtaken to the morning service for tbe first time was greatly impressed by a refer ence the clergyman made to tbe creation of Eve. A few days later be came to his mother an nouncing; "My side hurts me very much bad and I tbiuks God is getting ready to take out one of my ribs and make me a wife." New York Sun. Mrs. Robert Little, of St. Louis, has been tbe guest of relatives in tbe city. Miss Kate Redd is visiting the home of ber childhood, Palmyra. Mrs. Nellie Neil, of St. Joseph has been the guests of tbe bomefolka. Reciprocity- "What is your load of hay worth?" asked the coal dealer. "Come now,'' said the agri culturalist, "when I buy a load of coal from you I don't ask what it's worth. I ask you what your price is and I pay it. Tbe load of hay will cost you $10." Chicago Tribune. Mrs. A. Gray, of Barry, 111., is visiting ber daughter, Mrs. T. S. Gaitsklll.