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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. R. P. HIXSON, City Editor. TBRMS $I,00,rER VBAR Inured tub pott office t Monroe City. Mo Meoond-clui matter. THURSDAY. AUGUST 30, 1906 AO About the New Colors. In regard to ti e f.ishionable colors for fall and winter, it will be the peculiar tones, rath er that the usual one9, that will be the most fishionable. Dark shades are to be favored in striking' contrast to the delicate tints which were so much the vogue last autumn. The very new point about the new colors is that they all, more or less, look as though they were seen through a mist or veil. The vivid shades are all subdued. For instance, there is an ashen tinge to the reds. The greens are softer, and the browns are dulled to mode, the blues reflect a gray shadow, and even the grays thtmscivt s arc deepened. Instead of pure gray, we have taupe, which, much resembles mole, and another deep gray known ac eu -phant's breath. Brown will be extremely fash ionable all through the fall and winter, much more so in fact than gray. A shade of brown Known as mixture, and which bas a (itciiwd greenish tinge, will be a very exclusive and fashionable shade. The chest uut browns will also be good stjle, and puce, which is anoth er shade of brown, having a pinkish tinge. Deep, but a orilliant, blue called pavoiswillbe much the vogue, as weil as a brouze green. The rose shades that deepen into wiue are good, but pink and old rose will not be used as much as in the spring. Dahlia, petunia and orchid pur ples will stlil be seen. Tl;e cpw "-''it the name of sh- rry tn . .: w-i oe extremely fasbionat. . ;.u as for black, it will i ;nr ;i n its position as a leader tr-tiL''it throught the season. All-black gowns and bats will be much worn by the women who have a reputation for smart dressing Grace Mar garet Gould in Woman's Home Companion for September. Sunflower Philosophy. Nothing pieases a pretty woman more than to walk down the street with a homely worn an. If there is a watermelon in the refrigerator, there Isn't room for anything else there ex cept a hope that it will finally get cold. 'I feel," said an Atchison man this morning who ate too much yesterday, "as if I bad eaten a dose of brick bats, and finished the meal on cement grouting." Mention that a church bas a very large membership, and some woman who is a member of a rival church will say, "That church bas always been great at proselyting." There is one consolation about things getting as bad as they can get: You quit worrying when they have reached that stage. All the worrying is done when bad luck is getting start ed your w;tv. How much can a child bold? An Atchison family recently went on a day's outing, taking two children between 4 and 7 atd a lunch basket along. Tbey left at 8 o'clock in the morning and when tbey returned at 7 o'clock that night, neither child bad stopped eating ooe minute, any every thing they ate was trash like peanuts, popcorn, cookies, etc. Still if tbey had taken sick and died, the preach er in his iuneral sermon would have told the parents that tbey had done all tbey could in the way of parental duty, and there was nothing left now but to "to tubmit to the will of tbe Lord." It takes tbe women longer to do their work in summer than in winter for this reason: Tbfy must do a 6um in arithmetic every time they open tbe re frigerator door. There are eggs, butter, milk, a piece of meat, potatoes left from tbe last meal some fresh fruit, the lard can, and a dozen other things in tbe icebox. She takes them all out to rearrange them, to make room for another dish, puts them back in again, closes the door triumphant and turns around to discover that she bas left out two or three things which must go in. Then every thing is taken out again, and the problem worked all over again. She has to solve a problem worse than "Pigs in the Clover" every time she opens tbe ice box door. No wonder it takes a woman so long to do ber work in summer. Atchison Globe. Will Learn Martin Clark, who is acting deputy at the Pans postoflice, issued 12 international money orders Sunday to Greeks work ing with M. K. & T. ballast gang, now at Monroe City, the total amount aggregating $900 To do this be bad to compute American money into Greek money which was no little task. Tbe Greeks said they could not procure tbe orders at Monroe and had to come to Paris. Both Paris and Monroe are international money-order offices, but Sbelbina is not. Tbe postmaster at Monroe City is new to tbe business and prob ably did not know bow to pro ceed. About a dczen of tbe Greeks send their money home each pay-day, but the rest are said to be inveterate gamblers, tbe boss winning most of their earnings. Paris Mercury. Rome was not built in a day nor do men become expert post masters in a day. An Error. Our friend W. J. Rouse of the Monroe Democrat bas evident ly got bis wires badly crossed tor he this week gives to th public the remarkable story that tbe 2 to 1 ball game which Shelbina won from Edina last Friday was stopped by rain in the second inning and tor that reason charges all interested in baseball in this city with being notorious liars in giving it out tbat a full game was played an won by Shelbina. The fact is 9 inning9 were played and not drop of rain fell during th game. The management am players of the Shelbina Base Ball Club are as truthful and gentlemanly a lot of fellows as grace tbe diamond ot any city and it should be beneath th dignity of any paper to compare them or anyone else to Ananias unless the writer knows what be Is talking about. An apol gy is due from our neighbor and unless tbe article was in spired by malice we expect to see it next week. Shelbina Torchlight. The game as given byjtbe Democrat was given as given it and as it was given by one who was not interested in the game and supposed by us to be reliable, we used what be gave us as be gave it. As we were led into tbe error we are not only sorry but deep ly regret it. Out Of Tbe Mouths Of Babes. Little Fred Mamma, am I a lad? Mamma Yes, dear. Little Fred And when I grow (up will I be a ladder, mamma? Teacher Tommy, if you had three apples and some one gave you five more, what would you have? Tommy I guess I'dbave a pain in my stomach. "Johnny," queried tbe teach er of tbe juvenile class, "what is tbe difference betweenj elec tricity and lightning? "You don't have to pay notb. in' for lightning," answered Jobuny. Little Elsie was crying as if in pain. "What is the matter, dear?" queried her grandmother." Did you meet with an accident?" "E-no. grandma!" sobbed Elsie. "It w-wasn't an acci dent! M-mamma did it on p-purpose!" Chicago News. English Vindicated. Prof. Thomas R. Lounsbury tbe noted grammarian ofJYale, believes in simple English. oHe opposes those who would sub stitute for simple terms pedan tic ones. Prot. Lounsbury, discussing this question of simple English, said at Yale one afternoon: "There was a little boywho began to keep a diary. OHis first entry was: 'Got up tthis morning at 7 o'clock. He showed tbe entry to bis mother, and she, horror-stricken, said: " 'Have you never been to school? 'Got up, indeed!' Such an expression! Does tbe sun get up? No, it rises.' "And she scratched out "Got up at 7.' and wrote 'Rose at 7' in its place. 'That night the b'y, before retiring, ended tbe entry for the day with the sentence: " Set at 9.' " Japanese Marriage Laws. There is no such thing in Ja pau as equality between the sexes. Tbe husband may ob tain a divorce by merely as serting that be is tired of bis wife. When a girl i9 about to mar ry ber mother impresses on ber various rules of conduct to be followed during her married life. Some of these are: "Be always amiable to your mother-in-law and father-in-law. "Don't talk much. "Get up early, go to bed late and never sleep in the after noon. "Do not consult fortune tellers. "Be humble and polite. "Never allow yourself to be jealous. "Even if your husband is in the wrong, never get angry. "Strict obedience to a bus band is a wife's noblest virtue." Pearson's Weekly. Dug's Jersey. Say! You know Dug Craw ford? Dug bas a cow and ber name is Jersey, bhe does not give milk nor cream, but just plain butter fat. You ask uug. why doggon It since be moved to town be has neither milk to d 0 8 Notwithstanding the fact that our business lias been the best ever, we still have the stock ot LIB! BE to furnish you Call and see lor yourself We want your business Respectfully iff g Robeyv Robinson H Lumber Co, S 0M 8 8 w drink nor cream for di3 coffee, for there is nothing but butter fat, butter tat smeared all over. What should be lacteal fluid is butter fat, fat to the tune of eight and two-tenths by actual test, while Mike Landers, poor Mike, bis Jersey only tests five and eight-tenths. Dug keeps bis Jersey in the ice house this hot weather because he tears she will turn to butter and run in tbe gutter. T. J. Suter discovered a wea sel gnawing on tbe neck of one of bis chickens last Saturday morning, and slipping quietly into tbe bouse procured a re volver and a pocket full of cartridges, and commenced a system of rapid firing tbat re minded tbe neighborhood ot tbe Fourth of July celebration last month. At tbe first shot tbe weasel glanced up, saw who It was shooting, and helped him self to a dram stick. Mr. Suter bad by this time exhausted his suppiy of cartridges and was poim' down town for more, when his wife came out and quietly killed the "varmint" with a broom. Palmyra Spectator. A Suggestion. At tbe Commercial Club meet ing Friday night one ot our leading business men, because there was not a quorum present and had not been for three months, suggested that those present divide tbe money in tbe treasurery and call tbe entire thing off for lack of interest. Tbe Democrat makes this suggestion: Instead of divid ing the money, at the next meeting of the faithful, let them order ten thousand or more souvenir cards struck and sect broad cast. Most any Monday morning a view of from twenty to thirty-five farmers with wagons loaded with sheep and hogs could be secured, or secure a photo to makes plates from, showing Main Street blocked with wag ons loaded with wool, or views of either of the lovely parks or of several ot our handsome churches. Sleepy what do you think about it? Do you remember Carl Shack elford, who as a little boy, run the streets of Monroe some eight years ago? About six years ago, the family moved to Hannibal and as a marriage li cense was issued to him and Miss Nellie G. Clore of the same city last Thursday, we suppose they are now one. If so, here's good luck to Carl. We have a sneaking idea that the Monroe City correspondent of the Hannibal Journal lives at least ten miles from tbe city. We arrive at tbe conclusion from the stateness and inaccura cy of his letters. They are do ing Monroe City no good. Republican Convention Tbe faithful of city met at tbe Council Rooms Thursday afternoon to elect delegates to tbe County Convention. The delegates elected were: T. J. Sharp, J. F. Rodgers. J. F. Smith and John Cleary. The alternates, P. C. Wiseaart. J. P. Hays, Mat Humphrey and Dr. W. C Sprinkle. Negroes at Harpers Ferry de nounced the Republican party. And in the face of the fact, too, tbat the campaign committee is hardly going to have enough money to pay tbe regular price for votes. Indianapolis Sun. Tbat was where - John Brown fought, bled and ought to have died. Dr. W. a A. McNutt attend ed J. Porter Bush to Quincy, Saturday. It at that time' was thought that an operation would have to be performed for gall stones. After a delightful summers outing on bis fathers farm near Florida. Prof. W. D. Bannister returned to his duties, principal of the public schools, at Cairo, 111., last Tbursday. The home visit and plently of buttermilk did the professor a world of good The Monroe City and Shelbi na fair associations both raised their price, of admission to 35 cents this year. The admission at Paris will continue to be 25 cents. Paris Mercury, J. S. Hampton and family, who have been visiting Mrs. Hampton's parents, Senator and Mrs. W. S. McClintlc for some time, returned to their home, Memphis, Tenn., Thursday. Miss Gertrude Sharp is now one of the attentive clerks at J. B. Anderson's. Otie Rhodes, of Kansas City came In Thursday afternoon to spend several days with relatives.