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nid fe-'":::- ga .athinj you choosemilk for instance or r one. At every meal or for a munch betwctr meals, when you feel the need of an appetizing bite to fi.. up a vacant corner, in the morning when you wake Inmgiy, or at night just before going to bed. Soda era. 'vers are so light and easily digested that they make a peifcct food at times when you could not think of eating anything else. But as in all other things, there is a difference in sod crackers, the superlative being Uneeda Biscuit a soda cracker so scientifically baked that all the nutri tive qualities of the wheat are retained and developed a soda cracker in which all the original goodness is preserved for you. RATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY W. T. C. U. COLUMN. 1 1 1 1411 fin ivhA a. m v 44 pages 9x 12 inches; 22 pages showing in natural colors i varieties of Fruit, with concise description and season of ripen ing nf each: 64 half-tone views of Nurseries. Orchards, Packing Houses, etc. Send Kftrts. for book (post-paid) and Rebate Ticket pennittinir return of hook hv mail within 60 days and we refund the 60. Or, mail ns within 1 year, 'Rebuts Ticket with $12 order for nursery stock and we will credit $1.00 In part order and vou keep the book free. WE PAY THE FREIGHT. Hf Trj weekly and want more home and traveling salesmen. Outfit VV 6 ray VttSll fees. Stark Bro's. LOUISIANA, Mo., Atlantic, Iowa, FayeHevflic, Ark. What do you think of a news paper that deliberately forges interviews in order to sustain its point? That's what the Post Dispatch is said to have done in Columbia. Nearly every man quoted in the Post Thursday of last week as denouncing the verdict in the Cook case, denies the interview. Col. Turner Mc Baine denounces the alleged in terview with himself as a "d n .ie." Rev. Thomas, the Baptist . minister, says that so far from 1 giving out such an interview, be stated after bearing Roth well's speech, that if Rothwell bad stated the case fairly, the Post was clearly guilty of libel. -Judge Boggs says that bis story was a "big whack" cut from the whole cloth. And so on through the list. In short the Post manufactured the inter views into ointment to sooths its own lacerated anatomy with .And this is the kind of "freedom of the press" that some wise guys are greatly for tear it will be abridged. Centralia Courier wbere's Bart, they will give you a knowing grin lor an answer. That being true, the chances are Bart will turn up in his own good time. Peoria, III., A determined effort to fight the big Chicago mail order business is planned by the officers and directors of the Retail Merchants' associ ation of Illinois with Secretary George E. Greene, of Peoria, as head of the active working force. A systemotic "preaching of the gospel" of home trade and better prices and more honest treatment by the re taller in tbe smaller towns is the plan favored. Dave Rossell of Paris and Kansas City was in the city Friday looking for bis fateer, .Judge Bart Rossell. Judge Bart bad been missing some ten days and bis family was uneasy about him. His wife .has been making ber borne in .Paris. If you ask his intimates, The editor of an Arkansas paper recently made the follow ing apology to his readers: "We expected to have both a death and a marriage to announce this week, but a violent storm pre vented tbe marriage, and tbe doctor who was attending tbe sick man got sick himself, and the patient recovered, thus we were cheated out of two news items." Chicago. June 28. In the hearing of tbe Dowie case to day E. E. Harwood, teller of the Zion City Bank, testified that the books of the bank show that Dowie's account in tbe bank Is overdrawn to the amount ot 1181,337. Prom tbe nature of tbe checks Harwood said that it appeared that tbe money bad been used by Dowie for bis personal expenses. 1 Sterling. 111., June 29. In a terrific hailstorm early yester day thousands of acres of grow ing crops were destroyed in this region. Two colts were killed by big hailstones and many buildings were blown down by tbe wind. Miss Rosa Mae Smith has been selected as teacher of tbe Ely school. As she has taught school there before, it is quite a compliment and endorsement. "The Wonder City" You will thoroughly enjoy the quaint and picturesqueness of Eldorado Springs Tbe beauty of tbe surrounding hills and green forests, and the tranquil atmosphere of the whole piece will suit you exact ly if you seek a quiet ideal place for a vacation trip. Since the discovery of tbe now famous Springs thousands have received benefits from tbe healing waters, and have gone away eloquent testimonials of their curative properties. To induce you to go Exceptionally low rates will be in ef fect during the summer season. For particulars about train service, etc., write W. S. ST. GEORGE, General Passenger Agent, M. K. & T. R'y Wain wright Building St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Joseph Smith, of Ely, was tbe guest of ber friend, Miss Rosa Mae Smith, Thurs day. Dr. P. Able, of Palmyra was among tbe Mooroe visitors Thursday. They Are Beauties- Monroe ought to be and is justly proud of ber five parks They are beauty spots on a beautiful little city. Healthful breathing spots in a healthful little city. A pleasure spot as was demonstrated circus day by dozens of families who pre fered a picnic dinner to that of hotels and restaurants. And a clean fresh pure place for cbrlst'.ans to worship their God during tbe heated term. Strangers in tbe city are not onlv astonished but seem to be startled wben told, we have five parks Tbat means so much tbey can scarcely take It all In, so have to be shown tbe beauties. Through the courtesy of tbe Democrat this space is reserv ed for the W. C. T. U. It is edited by Ella L. Snearman, District Press Superintendent of tbe W. C. T. U., who is re sponsible for all statements which appear in this column. Our Watchwords: Organize, Educate, Agitate. OUR PRINCIPLES. Total abstinence, Prohibition of the liquor traffic, One stand ard of morals for men and wom en. The education of public sentiment for right. The Loyal Temperance Legion will meet next Sunday at the Methodist Church immediately following tbe Junior League. W. C. T. U. meeting at the country residence of Mrs S. A. Miller next Tuesday at 3 p. m. The graduating exercises at L. T. L Convention in Spring field was a happy feature in the program. Piity-eight receiving diplomas To receive the L. T. L diploma means tbat each one have studied four books of twelve lessons each. The books are entitled "Alcohol and the Body," "Alcohol and the miud" Alcohol and the Pocket-book" and "Alcohol and the Nation.'' Written examinations are pass ed on each book. A correspondent in Washing ton, D. C, of very recent date writes: The spectacle of forty nine Democratic Congressmen joining in a petition for a pro- bibitery law is one of the nov elties of this session of Con gress. Yet that is exactly what has come to pass. We are glad to note that J. T. Lloyd of Mis souri was one of the forty nine. Nail Up the Hole. "I took my little boy on my knee and told him the story of tbe lost lamb, bow it found a bole in the hedge and crawled through, how glai it was to get away, bow it skipped and play ed in the sunshine, until it wan dered so far it could not find its way back. "And then I told bim how the wolf chased it and bow finally the Good Shepherd rescued it and carried it back to tbe fold. Tbe little fellow did not say a word until I got to that part of the story where tbe Shepherd bad carried tbe iamb, all wounded and bleeding back to the fold, when he exclaimed, 'Say, papa, did He nail up tbe hole where it got out?" Many temperance workers have been trying to save tbe victims of drink for years, but where they are able to save one tbat bas gone astray, hundreds of others go astray. Every pub lic bouse is a bole in the fence, and tbe popular vote is greatly needed .to enable communities wishing to do so to get rid of tbe temptations by nailing up tbe bole. New Voice. and stiffaecked from sources of any kind, are weak in tbe intel lectual caliber. ROUND TRIP Via the Wabash Railway from Hanni bal. San Francisco, going June 25th July 7th, return limit Sept. 15th, f57 95. Liberal stop-overs, diverse, routes. Wiona Lake, Ind., going any day until Sept. 30th, limit Oct. 31st, $11.60. Lake Chautauqua, N. Y., go ing July 6tb-27tb, limit 30 days, $20.25. I would be be pleased to give you more information if you will call or address me. J. C. JOHNSON, Commercial Agent. Hive your stationery printed at the Democrat. The "big bead" is a popular way of expressing a common and very frequent ailment. It arises, says the Payette Demo crat, from various sources, but tbe real foundation is a lack of sense A little money devel ops it in some people, a few good clotbes gives it to others; a little office, where a chance U given to exercise a little au tbority, is often tbe cause of it. while others get it having a little better job than their asso- a mu l . u t : ci&ies. iuc iiuiu i uu scutsi. ule person gets tbe "big head." The ones who become stuck up THE HERALD FUNNY BONE Is it a brilliant match when a red-beaded girl marries a fire man? Oae thing can be said in favor of tbe ice man. If be has any left over he doesn't warm it up for breakfast. A physician says, "If a child does not thrive on fresh milk. boil it. This is too severe. Why not spank it? A young lady in St. Louis is known to be so modest tbat she can't look at a clotbes line with tbe clotbes off. A Burlington girl says there is no truth in the saying, "Like father like son.' She says she likes the son first rate, but can't bear the father. Edison says that he can do bis best work at night. A great many bright men have the same notion until their 'wives take it out ot them. A bright little girl who saw three sisters with hair of a rich auburn, remarked to ber moth er: "Seems to me, mamma. tbat kind of hair must be red- beaditary in that family." Lately betrothed She "Isn't tbat papa com ing?" He "How provoking; I was just going to steal a kiss." She (ingenuously) "He's aw fully near-sighted, Charley awfully!" Pat Grogan "Ye called me a prevaricator!" Barney Doogan "Ye're a iar, I did not!" Truth is Stranger Than Fiction. The novelist's small but val uable son bad just been brought to judgment for telling a fib. His sobs having died away, be sat for a time in silent thought. Pa," said he, "how long will it be before 1 stop gettin licked for tellin' lies, an' begin gettin' paid for 'em, like you do?'' From Lippincott's Magazine. Tbe town of Ilasco in Ralls county Is being disturbed just now by the war which the tem perance people of the town are making upon tbe saloons. A petition is being circulated to present to the county court with tbe hope tbat tbe peo ple ot tbe county may have an opportunity at tbe next elec tion to vote upon tbe proposi tion of local option. Quincy Herald. Miss Effle Williams, of With ers Mill, visited her friend, Mr Thomas Proctor, Thursday.