'Is irtE DEMOCRAT
W. J. HOUSE, Editor.
U. P. HIXSON, City Editor.
nteiai;ho poitoffluoat Monroe CUT,
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
Stand fr tqual rights to all
and special privileges to noue.
Do something for the
vaDcement of Monroe City.
It is not the quantity of laws
but the qu tlity.
A Greater Monroe City. Work
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
Fri in jesterdays Hannibal
Jonrnsl, we see the citizens of
Marion County are still quar
reling over the locating of the
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
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
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
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.
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
Mrs. Dora Schafer, Oracle,
Mrs. Sam Morgan, Past Ora
Mrs. Cydia Hollis, Vice Ora
cle. Mrs. Julia Leake, ' Chancellor
Mrs. Minnia B. Hampton,
Mrs. Rennie Brown, Receiver
Miss Beatrice Ellott, Marshal
Mrs Jennie Evans and Lydia
Delia Curomings, Inside Sen
Miss Goldie Melsoi, Outside
; Physicians: Drs, McNutt and
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
Dr. A. VV. Ely, Physician.
Talks were made by Deputie
Myers and Qagarman.
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
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
Committee what say you to
giving the Monument to Mon
7be teams of , both orders
gave drills at the opera house
Refreshments were served at
the hall. All present spent an
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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: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.
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
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
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
"Couldn't you see the bloomln'
'oss?" he asked, with a withering
"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
The Frenchman deliberated for a
few moments on this new idea. Th4
"I don't see bow that could-be pos
sible, tor I haven't got twice as much
' 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
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
. 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.
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.
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