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8b 8u Cit W Fe Jo JO' Tc b U! ei rt 'b 01 a o t .y k If! ! f. la Ct w fed 'I i. A 1 ei 110 bi lis Vl j 1 el He th i j- '. 1 i.: W. J. HOUSE, Editor. U. P. HIXSON, City Editor. fBHMS $1.00 PLK YHAR nteiai;ho poitoffluoat Monroe CUT, tuteoond-c'.ui matter. THURSDAY, JAN' 21. 19u7 A State nrimarv law making all politic.il parties nominate all candidates from Constuh'e to U S. Senator on the 8Htr,e day is what the people want The Monroe City Commercial Club has slept long enough. It should wake up and get busy. Federal money is too looHy bandied. The Dytr case is bul ano'her case. Stand fr tqual rights to all and special privileges to noue. Do something for the vaDcement of Monroe City. ad- It is not the quantity of laws but the qu tlity. A Greater Monroe City. Work for it. i'. ou going cjerk, Robert Merl- "BONE age' on the prairies. wt tlicr with an c mce chair as a ' " .... , .. f . i How Mny Settlera Lived While Get- slight ;.ppreciat:ou of his work , tlng THep Cami8 !or the gnod of the order. . . i The pionpers of Kansas will never lorget the "buffalo bone ami." When A Shame Fri in jesterdays Hannibal Jonrnsl, we see the citizens of Marion County are still quar reling over the locating of the Corfederate Monutuent. li was thought when themon. ey was subscribed that the mon- bv plated in u men i woul 1 court hi use nrdat Palmyra .iiui no oue ever dreamed for a moment that tl ere would be any objections. Rad icalism has run rampart central and south western Kansas were settled the prairie was strewn with buffalo bones. Those were hard times In Kansas and the gathering of these bonea enabled the early settlers to live while ;hey wore getting their claims broken out for tho producing of crops. Nine-tenths of the pioneers of that section of Kansas and there weren't very many at that had literally noth- the ,ns b,lt a teara and a few household suuua mat mey nad hauled Trom the east In a single wagon, says the Kan; sas City Star. Of course there were no buffalo, for this wasf In the late '70s, but their bones strewed the plains, and these bones were the only tning that had a commercial vain nd the roonumeut is now home-' nd, were "tIlize1- The? weiP iu great, wagonioans to tno Rain Revea's Cave Piedmont, Mo. Jan. 22 The existence of a cave under the town of Leeper, six miles south ot here, has been disclosed through the bursting forth of a large spring in which numerous Email, uli"e fish, having no eyes, are f uad. Postmaster C. O. Brooks has several of the fish in a glass jar. The appearance of the spring was a reuit of the protracted rainy season iu this section. Joint Installation. Tuesday was a big day in Monroe Woodcraft. The M. W. A and R. N. A. held 'a joint in stallation of officers. The R. N. A. were installed by Mrs. Hagerman, D. D. of Hannibal as follows-. Mrs. Dora Schafer, Oracle, Mrs. Sam Morgan, Past Ora cle. Mrs. Cydia Hollis, Vice Ora cle. Mrs. Julia Leake, ' Chancellor Mrs. Minnia B. Hampton, Recorder. Mrs. Rennie Brown, Receiver Miss Beatrice Ellott, Marshal Mrs Jennie Evans and Lydia Schafer. Managers. Delia Curomings, Inside Sen tinel. Miss Goldie Melsoi, Outside , Sentinel. ; Physicians: Drs, McNutt and Brown. W. H. H. Myers D. D. of Paris installed the officers of the M. W. A. as follows: C, L. Drescher. V. C. C. E. Gillam, VV. A. A. Grimm, Banker. W. B. Spalding. Clerk. E. McGee, Escort. M. Hollis, Watchman. F. M. Ri.hr. St n try. Cbas SctnuVr and VV. E Shearman, Managers. Dr. A. VV. Ely, Physician. Talks were made by Deputie Myers and Qagarman. less." One of the battles Civil War was fought at Mou rn.: City. Oue of the men, Mr. Siduer, shot by McNeil, was a Monroe County man. Monroe City is in the corner of the tour Couaties, Monroe, Marion, RjiIIs and Shelby and t was those counties that put up 'JO per cent of the money for he monument. Now: There is nothing hide bound, nor radical about Mon roe City the Queen of the rairies. It has two large. beautiful parks witbih the Mm ts and almost central. If the Monument Committee will only say the word, Monroe Cit zeus would be only too glad o place that mouument in the center of one of those parks. Hide bouud, radical no. We ook upon the late unpleasant ness as a closed incident ana would he just as pleased to place a statue of Gen. Grant or Lincoln in one of our parks as o place the Confederate Monu ment there. Committee what say you to giving the Monument to Mon roe City? 7be teams of , both orders gave drills at the opera house Refreshments were served at the hall. All present spent an enjoyable evening. hauled nearest, railway, often from CO to 100 Of the I miIes dwav' and sold. me norns were tho more -valuable and they went first, but the rest of the skeleton 'soon ; followe'l. There were no fortunes made by these early j bone hunters, for a large loud of buf falo bonea brought only from five dol lars to eight dollars at the railroad towns, but the proceeds from a loud I enabled the settler to buy a. little Hour, coffee and occasionally meat, and lumber. "THE SPIRIT OF FLOWERS.' Lavender In a Way Uniciue Amonq Pleasant Smelling Plants. i If, as the South Sea Islanders say, scent is the spirit of a flower which is their reason for covering newly made graves with flowers then lav ender must rank very high, spiritually, in flower'circles, its scent being almost Its whole claim to existence, though the grace of tts coloring should count for something also. One utters the truism that the smell of lavender Is unlike that of any other flower, for getting more completely than usual that this is true of every flower In the world. Whether legendary or not, the theory that derives the name of lavender from its scent is a very pleas ant one. The Welsh name for it. as far back as the thirteenth century, waB certainly infant and Ilfantly; so it is easy to believe that this, too, came from the Latin layare, to wash, ana tnererore rerers to .the old Roman custom of putting the flowers in their baths for the sake of their fragrance. That laundry and lavender should have a common origin is more poetic than it may sound. Old-Fashioned Obedience- From Harper's Bazar. The old injunction, "Children, obey your parents,'' holds good in law today as it has always been good in mcrals. Its moral foundation is not its legal one. The rule of law is baied upoo the reciprocal duty of the par ents to rear their child in the way she shot 1 1 go. As the father must iive the Common wealth the best daughter be can, the Commonwealth gives dim the right to the obedience of the daughter. In one of his essays Emmerson speaks of the o mpensatmn, the balances, which appears in all nature, says a wuttr in the Pictorial Keview. Every duty has its corresponding duty. As it is the father's duty to support the child and make her the best possible womun, the compensat ing auty oi tne aaugnter is therefore that 6he must obey him aud in return for his nur ture make of herself a good and capable wom?i . Butler, Mi. ..Jan. 22. Robert Fiummer, a teamster, waS6ca!p fit by a horses tdetb in this city, to-day. i'lurumer was removing some bedding from under bis horses when the horse bit him. H wasstoopmg and the teeth of the horse were buried in the back of his head. Before the animal loosened bis hold he had torn Mr. Plummer's scalp almost entirely tff Physicians were immediately called, who proceeded to sew back in place the piece of scalp Before they reached birr), how ever, the skin had become per teeny com ana mere is sorne The M. W. A camp presented I doubt whether it will kdhere Folk and Presidency The St Joseph Observer, whose editor was one of the first men to get into the Folk band wagon, and who has been somewhat noted as an enthusi astic admirer of Missouri's re form Governor, takes Mr. Folk to task for not putting a stop to ifie fool talk indulged in by some of his admiring friends abo'jt Polk for President. The editor declares that in a coo test with Mr. Bryan the Gov ernor could not carry twenty precincts in the State. As to FoIk qualifications he sa,ys: -But probably not a single vot er in tbe State regards the gov ernor as a statesman of tbe first (mignituJe or one possessing any of the qualifications esseo tial to ihe national leadership Not even his, most devoted ad rairers cou4l;.be brought to re gard him as fit for the presiden cy., It is one thing to admlnvs ter a government of a State and another to uode.ake the grave responsibilities of the gretlest office to which a statesman wa ever called." Glasgow Missou rian. . If you want to know what tin "Old Confeds"did at the Lee memorial given bv the U. D. C at Mrs. D. R. Davenport's Sat urday evening the 19tb, ask Judge C. P. McCarty. Miss Edith Hamilton, of the Gem City, has been the guest of her friend, Mrs. Roy Spiker. For a first to Streans. class hair cut g It will not be forgotten that tbe Missouri federal office hold er was heartless in dealing out his abuse and making party capital our of the defalcation of poor Ed Noland. It will be re-" membered also that a Democrat ic attorney, a Democratic judge and a Democratic jury sent No land to prison and that a Dem ocratic governor, his good friend, refused to pardon him. It looks now like it's up to the Missouri federal ofnee hold ers to sweep some before their own doors. At least the public is entitled to the information that an investigation can dis cover. Even if tbe Roosevelttan im munity to Cortelyou and Paul Morton extends down to tbe smaller fry of the official family the public is entitled to know to wh m It is extended and w by. Kansas City Post. Mrs. Cora Turuer is with Macon City friends this week. Pretty Girl ; Is what has .arrived at tbe tiofne of Charles N. Umslattd. B. G. Moss was with Hunne well frjends yesterday. S. Bono was a Pa.myra visit or yesterday. ...i ::i . .V.::-- . -: : ' ! '!i:-r.' . ; V. :'ow,!i an '. : : 1 . ' --' ' '.; :iu t.l' tlio rv.ili sr...! 'naiili '.' i liu f.oi tjaai-tfr-. i .: .::iys ; t'ra:is : - :i. It list? Ij.l-ii so vo.- "'liico a nr.::. m ".i -sras 83mr'u.!:i ;a't- :;vt from laiiy life o'' ths pco vie, a p' ice in which were l:o; t lliin vt bc-autiiul or interesting, whither one mijrbt ro on an irtlo half day, as upon a pilgrimage. Hut now the mu seums are being humanized, made a beneficent party ot everyday lil'o, so organized and vc-latPd to man's activ ities that they not only recount a co herent story of his aspirations to.va::: beautiful in pa.st. uses, but al ' Money to loan at 5 per cent on farm security. t f MERIWETHER & MERIWETHER. Mrs. Carl Jaeger was with Gem City friends yesterday. the recognize his present efforts to achieve beauty and show him how he may make other ages aud other nations give him aid. And, aside from the advantages on the practical and aesthetic sides of life which are resulting from the new spirit in museum management, there is also an important ethical influ ence. For, as people realize through museum collections, so brought to gether and related as to make that realization easy, how the human race has always striven to give expression to its ideas of beauty aud has made that expression a part of its daily life, they get a new sense of the uni versal brotherhood of humanity. And the world advances only SB men feel and respond to the urge of that kin ship. - A Demonstration. Baumer was making a few pur chases at the stores and while being served saw a silver dollar lying on the floor. Quivering with excitement and glancing to see that no one was ob serving him, he quite accidentally dropped one o( his gloves on top of the coin and picked up the glove but not the coin, which still remained on the floor. Just as he was In the act, however, an assistant approached and blandly said: "Good evening, sir. Will you allow me to chow you a bottle ot our cele brated glue, which sticks " "But Baumer had, vanished. - "Big Tim" In a Baedecker. No sane man enjoys keeping a diary and no modern man writes voluminous enough letters to cover all the items of a foreign tour. But there is a way of having an indelible record of the Jonrneyings, day by day. In your guide book, the faithful Baedecker or whatever, underline the hotel you decide on, with the com ment, "good," or "bad," or "fair." Un derline each castle, mansion, gallery, with the date, and short comment U desired. As tor instance, Blenheim Castle. Th.-n In writing. "August 6, 1905. Met 'flit: Tim' Sullivan in front of a Velas- nllH, -Alfred Henry Goodwin In the Travel Magazine. Very Thin Critter. I links was hurrying across the sta tion yard wrapped In thought and a heavy overcoat when uls contempla tive mood was brought to a sudden termination by a ch j almost running over him. Cabby pulled his horse up with a Jerk and gave his opinion in nlaln Enellsh about absent-minded people. "Couldn't you see the bloomln' 'oss?" he asked, with a withering glance. "See it!" gasped Binks, looking con temptuouuly at the specimen between the shafts. Then he steprksd on to the curb. "I didn't see your horse when I stood in front of him," said Binks, "but I can see something when I look at liim sideways." Tit-Bits. A Frenchman's Dullness. llo.-a;:e Greeley relates that while on a tuur through the south of France he saw a farmer cut the grass with a small hand sickle. "Why don't you get a scythe?" he asked. "Then you- could cut twice as much." The Frenchman deliberated for a few moments on this new idea. Th4 he suid; "I don't see bow that could-be pos sible, tor I haven't got twice as much gragM. cut." ' Who Cot It? The plan to investigate the shortage of young Dyer, of the St. Louis subtreasury, is a good one. This mysterious disap pearance of public moneys in at last two federal offices in Mis souri in. the last two months cails for sume kind of checking up. All this money didn't evapo rate. It did not fade away, all of a sudden. Somebody got it in both cases. Who knows who? The morality of the Dub- ic service uemanas an swer. an- . For Advertising Only. Governor Folk of Missouri ad vocates legislation almost revo lutionary in character and de mands reforms which if adopted would overturn the Missouri code. Chicago Record-Herald. Somegpartisarts may question the propriety of a prominent Democratic organ thus criticis ing a conspicuous Democratic Governor. Be that as it may. those familiar with public af fairs know that Mr. Folk knows his measureswill never become law, knewjit when he proposed them andjsubmitted tbem only to make political capital among persons who do not think. Missouri State Republican. Skinned. The questionjisiwbo was skin ned. Rickey Bros, ol Monroe traded a khorse branded B. C. that is supposed to sUnd for, before Christ, to Ben Harris of near Ely, for a horse that was unbranded, but older than the branded horse. The horse se cured by Rickey Bros, died that night and they paid a "Nigger' bix bits to skiu him and tbe bide only fetched four bits. The horse secured by Ben, while kicking at the stars that night broke bis stiflie joint and had to be shot next morning. Charlie thinks it well worth tbe two bits to be tid of bis horse, but Ben is grieving tor he expected to show bis horse against the world at the New York horse show. No, Horace Keui was not guilty oj tbe plebian act of splitting wood when bis right cheek got bruise. 1.. He went out this is his story to" water the chickens, his foot slipped, bis baud holding a tin can- flew up. bang, the right cheek bone was rtictly bruised, iu fact a po tato masher could not have done tba job better. W. O. Foreman, J, Sutman J. W. Strean, Dr. J. Dawson and MacktChristian, 0 0. F's. attended the funeral of Dick Thomas, Jin StelUna, Tuesday.