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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. R. P. HIXSON, City Editor. fBRMS $I,OOlPER VBAR uiered tt he pot office t Monroe City, Mo kiiVOODd-olMt mutter. THURSDAY, FEB 13. 1908 Patronize home institutions. Bryan stands by the toilinir maes Taft a pica's iu be carry i f Missouri now Bryan is the man on wht the people cau with conti inn' rely Stone is the best lined to rep reseDt Missouri iu me U s Senate It is the duty of ev- ry c i : z of America to iai'fi fur t" best iutesieriis j( .ill Uic f Oli The men and n-wii.. p which are tivjluieg ir'n ..r not the ones tos.i wthmi D m ocrats shall nominate lor tli ers CowhfrJ a the man on wh m all irood DftnocMts an untu for Governor. He will roal.. Missouri a Governor of whor all tbe people will be proud. Wby don't our republican friends tell us about bow much democrats have stolen from Missouri? Certainly thev Imv. had tbe books long enough o find ou Our Republican f are working for a centralized form of governmeut. a form of gov eminent that enables the favor ed few more advantages to get money which they have Dot Our Republican friends ap prar in .e much concerned a t ivhmi ihe Democrats snouh noiriin;re f' r Pr sulni Tl'f are so teattu tha Br. an c i rii t tf f ccii'il anil ridiiie Join -sod af the pir rikT man. All editors should run the above query In their local columns tf. It will set their -subscribers to thinking. School Time. Th BiimnitT ilny Imvo Rllntivl out; 'Ti now the time fur Helmut. The time for lisHnns, lmm and hard. The time for roti- mill rule. Upon the vlllni; i"l''tucle, Them hri-Hk h Knlumn knell! Our Willie htmth'H i?) out of bed It Is the "sccoiwl hi ll!" Vi'ith sleepy eyes and landed hair. Hp clltulis Into bin Hlilrl Ami Rem tlx lliiiu; on wron-hlo-to Next he attacks Hie dirt. A lli k, a pruiiiiNi and In1 rubs A towel o'er with mime Meanwhile, hlH iimtlier cuullons him About the flight f time. He riiHhes rntnlly to his fo-.J And (jtilps It down lil.e s.n; Oneo more he t.'uinnt llml hi bat And ra II -I III iiiot li. ! in. "Kor KoodneHM snkt-t" the mater cries. "You have not combed your balr! ' Tb Morklnus th:il yon wear are not And never were, a pair! "Where in your rollar and your tie? Your shirt Is wintm-side-oiit ! Oh, Willie, will you never learn To not throw things about? Where did you put your hat last night? There: Kiuht there on that nail! No wonder it w:is lost to you! Now hurry! Here's your pail!" Then Willie dnsbes down the path To reaeh the aehool on time. Alas! A lark! When near the ffoal. He hears the "last bell" ehime! Then hnekward with a Inugard step. He takes his Bobbin way Ami soon the teacher irets this note: "Our boy Is hk-k to-day." September Item., In the mad scramble to buy their Christmas presents early, the public seems to have forgotten all about Harry Thaw. Be Polite. Kvcry lovely, kindly grace Is worth cultivating and will add much to your happiness and usefulness when you are older. A rude, ill-mannered per son is shunned and disliked in every circle, and unless the opposite habits are formed in early life they are sel dom formed at all. Great Ideas. Great ideas travel slowly, and for a time noiselessly, as the gods, whose feet are shod with wool. James A. Garfield. Why Robins Are Loved. The belief that if a robin find n dead body It will a! least cover the face with moss, and the Immortal fairy story of Robin Ked breast's min istry to the poor little Unties in the Wood, have secured the protection of the whole robin nice. If our Republican friends do not revise the tariff at the pres ent session of congress you c n oe assured toai rev nave i intention of ever revKint? U i the interest of the masses The trust, convenes and tar iff fa vired bar ns will mtke a bard tiijbt to retain the p r .l favors given tutbtm t n. R publican friends and c qu n'iv wh fiht D m c Will the pe.n i!iii li ttle coulidate of trust, m H'O oliep and ar If barons? T J Fitapatrick transacted buj'nes. at Honoewell, Tues day Mrs Win. H. Sirean cam down I rom Paris to take diniur with her nephew, John W Strean, o hi 55tb birthday last Sunday. 3b H" Nova J. Winters, o Mt!a' a candidate for Rail road at Warehouse Commis eioner. Myrl- Ti' lev was called borne 'rom Columbia where he is at tending the University, by tbe teatb of Mrs. EnnisTooley. Rag Time. The wise physician never advises j a poet to sleep after hl meals. The poet needs sleep at regular Intervals, the same as other workers. Wives, don't press your husband's trousers. Let them go baggy. Young women will note that the wearer Is married and not flirt with him. In our new house, which is 70x22, I have a corner 8x10 all for myself and while It Isn't much, I think it's going some fora married man! Don't you? A Chicago newspaper writer has turned up his nose at a $20,000 salary. We might add that he has turned up his toes, also. I advised a friend of mine to buy safety razor. He did and cut his face terrifically the first time over. Soma men would get their coattalls wet crossing the Sahara desert. The man that finds a blind pig with his eyes shut seldom can find the key hole of his residence with an electric light. A man starts In to question his abil ity along about the time his hoy be gins to bring home the hard lessons for father to do. Thousands of men have told women they would die for them and many times it would have been better for the women if they had. When you Up a waiter ten cents. never forget to tell him to take the money and buy a farm. This was good many, many years ago and there are only a few original Jokes, you know. There Is one recompense in going to the theater early In the season while the r.Ihts are yet warm' most of the new plays are frosts. My new pup had an awful fight with himself In a mirror the other day. The mirror won and now the pup is afraid to look himself in the face. By the rules of the union, no man should love his wife over eight hours a day. Find that last year's snow shovel NOW. Don't wait until old Boreas is abroad in the land and the neighbors have tracked your walk Into a pack so hard you cannot remove the beau tiful without cussing. Take time by the whiskers and be prepared for the first snow fait. Then while the admir ing neighbors are watching you, get. out and give a living example of your foresight and your Industry. Be a model husband and get oven with a lot of fellows who have been held up to you by your wife as the real thing In husbands. Revenge is always sweet. "Do It now." A good husband should be liberal with his alimony. And this reminds me, that some women are drawing more money as alimony than they ever received as wives. Well, I've got my new house plas tered without a mortgage. Luck, ain't It? Some young men would rather re ceive a package of cigaret papers than the papers entitling them to a new Job. The cottage whIA Inspired "Home, Sweet Home" Is fast crumbling to de cay, but at that, it has lasted longer than many a "sweet home" started by sons of millionaires and their actress wives. Need Better Transportation. Grapes which soil for only a cent a pound In one of tbe southern prov inces of Brazil. b;in 2i) or even 25 cents a pound in Rio ih Janeiro. The lack of good facilities for transporta tion accounts for much of the dlf-ferebce. Steeplechase for Ladies. A steeplechase for Indies, held an nually in Calcutta, is believed to be the only existing event of Its kind. The course Is two and a half miles long, with many mud fences, and the prize consists of a handsome cup. Want Women on Juries. A movement Is being made In cer tain quarters In France to bring about the representation of women on tbe Juries. It long has been felt thru to try women for crime before a court where the Jury is composed entirely of men Is an unii.'.iaial and unfair proceeding. ; Wooden Spocna of Brittany. The making of wooden spoons Is a handicraft in Brittany, and one of con siderable Importance, for wooden spoons are employed almost universal ly there for table use. Many an old sailor takes up the carving of these necessary utensils as a means of live-'Ihood. Polo Stick Dangers. English polo is far less dangerous than It was, but nevertheless, there have during the past season been far too many accidents from blows by polo sticks more or less serious. The polo stick is a very formidable weapon, and requires considerable skill and re-ii:it In It3 use The Field. Found on Ocean's Bed. The ocean's bed has quer deposits, and among the queerest ever found at ihe sea bottom must be numbered a Roman temple Just accidentally found by divers off Sfax. in Tunis. It Is supposed to have belonged to a Roman coast town since Ingulfed by erosion. Queen's Golden Thimble. The queen of Slam has a gold thimble representing a lotus blossom, the lottiB flower being a sign of royalty In that country. It is sit with dia monds and rubles forming the name of the queen and the date of her marriage. An Editorial Jab. Creighton wilt i t.rjulge ta the expensive luxury oi a nail team this year but will depend on the hall storms to keep that town on the map Plalnvlew (Neb.) Republican. Why Spidsr Is Protected. The origin of the well-knowu super stition that it Is unlucky to kill a spider lies In the fact that It was the custom In ancient Rome to make prog nostications from the manner in which cobwebs were woven. Longest Year on Record. The year 47 D. C. was the longest year on record. By order of Julius Caesar, it contained 445 days. The additional days were put in to make the seasons conform as nearly as pos sible with the solar year. Vital Question. !fas anybody asked you out to Knowledge from Babes and Sucklings. A physiological expert writes a long, learned article on "When to Quit Work." when eery office boy knows It Is when tbe boss shuts down his desk to catch the train. Love Can. There are abysses that love cannot .ross, but It can bury itself la thesa. Balzac. England's Old People. In England and Wales there are about 1,000,000 persons over C5 years of age, and in the course of a year more than a fourth of that number are compelled to accept poor relief. Texas Valley Lands For Sale by NODE GFEEN, Monroe City, Mo. 2) 1 G acres out of the J White League fronting on tbe Bernard River and about 9 miles from Columbia. This tract is also about G miles from the St. L , B & M. R. R , auu about the same distance tiom the Hawkiosville branch ot the Si ut hern Pacitic R R. This tract is al I limber con sisting of O i k, Ash. Elm and Pecan. It is all black land ana especially adapted fur torn, Cotton, sugar cane and alfalfa. Price $12 50 per acre. 1G00 acn s out of the Gtayand Moore League, fronts on the Bernard R v-r, is about 12 miles from Columbia. About 5 miles fn.rn tbe Southern Pacific R R This tract is all in Tn hi r, ci nt-islirg ol O; k. Ash, Eitn ard Ptcsn. The soil is all black and well drained Well adapted tor curn, cot toi , tugar cane ar d alfa fa. Pi ice Ifl LV CO ptr facte lZ 6('7 acres out of the B C. Franklin League, all in tim bn, oUoui 5 miles liom Auaibtton on the Browci-ville R R. Pr ce $12 50 per acre. i 300 acres out of the Jt lirson, Burden & Wa ktr League, 30 acres in cultivation and is rented fur this year. All good ridj:e lai d if excej tiona! fertility. This is about 4 milts Irom the Brownsville R. R. and 6 mi'es Inm Pledger on the Soutbt rn Pacific R R At argain at $17 50 per acre. 1600 acres out of the S F. Au&tin League on Cedar Lake Creetr, has some fine peach lard nn it. Will sell half or all of it. Al) in limit r; this lat d is about 3 miles South of the Brownsville R. R. A bargain at $12.50 per acre. 190 acres out of the J, Bri-dUy League at d on the East bank of the Brazos Rivtr.It is all red t-hell land. Thirty acres cleared aud Dun being faimed, balance iu timber. Price $17.50 per acre. 300 acres adjoining the above.tract on tbe South fronts on the Brazos River. Two tenant houses in good repair, about 50 acres cleared, balance in timber. Is about 4 miles from Columbia at d all well draii-td. Price of this tract $20.00 per acre. . 820 acres adjoining the above tract in the same League, all in timber. Dry Bajt-u turs thiough il, well drained. Price $16.00 per acre. 214 acres out of the Wm. Roberts League adjoining the above nact. all in timber. Price $16 00 per acre. 930 acres out of the Roberts League,' about 60 acres cleared. Fronts on the Brazos River and is red shell land. Price $20.00 per acre. TO INVESTORS: All of the abt ve tracts are located in the valleys of Brazos and Bernard Rivers are known as the "Sugar Bowl" of America. The lands are well located as to rail roai s, eod natural drainage. None of tht-m overflow. Linds in tb se valleys are corceeded to be richer and more ferti e than tlf valley i f the Nile. I also have tracts of land ranging from 10 to 200 acres im roved and from 3 to 10 miles ot Buston, Texas, from $10.00 to $50 00 per acre. Extur'tiopp Feb. 18ih, March 3rd and 17th. Round trip tickets $2500. For funl.tr information call on or add res, NCDE GREEN, Monroe City, Mo. Indian Creek. Thosp in tM nei hborhood who bought mules at theA -nolo mule sale last week wer : Mr Fitzgerald, 2 span; C E Montiiomery, Phil Tewell. J. P. Tulley, Mr SmelMn, Jim Ut terback. A. S. Utierhack and H. Vi. Tul'ev one span each. PiicB ranging from $240 to 312.50. James Cmack bouthl 1000 bushtls of corn from Paul Ad ams, paying 50 cents m thr cr b. ! Uncle Phil McNeales deliver. ed a nice bunch of hotr h t .weighed 290 to J R B Kidd 'last Friday at $4.20. Albert Lnhsm movd from near Palmyra to tbe McNeale- frrm. W. P. McNales bought 40 acres ol the J. B Crrlco "-m paying $45 per acre Firr Pari bought a horse at John Williams sale at $130 and Phil Tewell a cow at $23. Miss Parrot, of Hannibal, is visiting .her kinspeople. J. R Williams and family. A'ter spending two weeks pleasantly visiting among rel atives and friends, Tom Mudd returned to Big Bear, Okla., Wednesday. It makes some bright eyes bbine when Tom visits Mo. A. Brownell aud wife, John Chapman and wife and C. H. Washburn, of Shelbina, G. M. Browning and wife and Miss Etta Damerell, of Shelbyvllle. attended the funeral of Harold Brownell, Tuesday. Mrs Clarence Col vert delight fully entertained about 80 of her young friends at her home Friday evening. Quite a num ber from Monroe attended and all voted ber a charming host est.