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W. C. T. L'. COLUMN.
Through the courtesy of the Democrat this space is reserv ed for the W. C. T. U. It is edited by Ella L. Shearman, District Press Superintendent of the W. 0. T. U., who is re sponsible for aTl statements which appear in this column. Our Watchwords: Organize, Educate, Agitate. OUR PRINCIPLES. Total abstinence, Prohibition oi the liquor traffic, One stand ard of morals for men and wom en. The education of public sentiment for right. The liquor men are flooding the county with misleading statements. The W. C. T. U.. is sending out temperance liter ature in abundance and putting along side facts and figures as antidotes In the District of Columbia a rule laid down by the fire de partment and approved by the commissioners was first enforc ed March 6. The rule requires that before a man can receive an appoiotmeut as a temporary fireman be shall make affidavit that he has uot used intoxicat ing liquors for the sx months previous, and shall sign a pledge that he will totally ab stain from the use of all kinds of intoxicating liquor for five vears fifteen hall of learnir g in the District ul Colombia, ranging from the George Washington U vpr ; - i 'V 'lit' 'indn I school, does h benit" face of Fr-tnce-s E Wii'xrd 'ook down upon those, the future citizci ti' mi- yitMi iM'iun 0,,:c . T) i ' I v N"" KrewM are qu-if peopli Th- . if rest ' I v t'armd a' the prppr of Pro1'! hit ion. which t own reM t-'l figures prove r '-lnsivelv increases the con sumption of their product. Many Unions in Missouri have held memorial services for Mrs. Hoffman and adopted resolutions expressing their sorrow at her eatb and their deep appreciation of her serv ice to the state and to humanity. Oklahoma City, Okla , also held services in honor oi Mis souri's W. C. T. U. president. This new state is indebted to Mrs. Hoffman for some of its most active workers, among them being Mrs. Alice Black burn, editor of one .of the lead ing papers. SMILES ARE THE WORLD'S RIGHT. The Sour Faced Man or Woman is an Enemy of Society. What' the use of stifling all the laughs and smiles and good thoughts that are inside you? Heaven knows there re in the world tears enough that can't be helped! Whenever you feel like laughing, go ahead and laugh, says the April New Ida editorially. When you feel line singing, go ahead and ini out good and loud. Ii will break the clouds of the worry-disturbed atmosphere; It will shake away the mlser.ioie lid e troubles that come hanging a rou a d, bothering ope and in. terrupting and making fuss-s all the lime. Don't Let Trouble Down You Put on your steel armor i f gu ! thoughts Get out your tnu;n stick of optimism and Trouole cuine uiou im ion one, big beautiful swoop. Then run away so he can't catch you Don't laugh this isn't a joke, it's "for real." Some people have a fool idea that to keep young and happy is to be regardless of the seri ous matters or life But the real serious matter in life is to be courageous. Force yourself to say the pleasant, bright things that come to your mind Hard? Of course it is! But it is a good fight, this one against allowing one's self tc be submerged in personal griefs and out of it you can come a conqueror if you will. But There Is Always A Rem edy For A Heavy Heart. It may be in good, hard, all-absorbing work it oftenesc is. It may be thinking out the joys that have been given to you, and the sorrows from which you have been saved. It may be in helping others by sympathy or in whatever way help is most needed, in for getting self entirely, and in re membering and relieving the needs of others as far as possi ble, or in thinking out what the future holds until your hart grows light and the wnt iffins tii ' ot sunshine Precept Verasus Example. Excelsior Springs Standard: Roosevelt's race suicide teach ings do not seem to have much weight in hi9 own family. He isn't a grandpa yet. and the "operation for appendicitis" was successful. Prison at a Thief. I New York, March 13. Mich-' ael C. Padden and his corps ot water sluths bit an eight-inch J pipe which the colonel declares leads straight to 1,000 prison1 cells. It is Sing Sing prison. An actual fact, Colonel Padden ' said, that be had caught Sing Sing prison stealing water from the city. What's more, the thetts have been going on prob-; ably for many years, and at a rate which may amount up to 110,00 a year. Colonel Padden says he wl'l have something for Gov. Hughes to look after. 1 Worm-Eat en Pale Realms. Editor Zoellner in Perryville Sun: The idea that the elec tion of a republican president means "roast beef, pork sau sage and two dollars a day for the working man," has along with that other equally bril liant idea that the foreigner pays the tariff tax been relegat ed to the pale realms of indis position. Evil of Ingratitude. Ozark Democrat: Our obser vation and experi:nce is. that every subscriber who beats publisher out of three or four year3 subscription is ever after the publisher's enemy. The publisher may have marked his name off the list, charged tbe account to profit and loss, and forgotten all about him long, ago, but the d b don't forget, not on your life. Taylor Pltzer, of Louisiana, one of the best fellows ever, and a former Monroelte is pay lng friends in this city his an. nual visit. M ILL1NERY The Most Up-to-Date Styles in ReadyWear Tailored and i '" , , i Dress Hats M now ready for your inspection aude Evans Third door West of Monroe City Bank. A Bachelor's Soliloquy. To wed or not to wed: That is the question. Whether 'tis better To remain single And disappoint atew women For a time: Or marry And disappoint one woman For life! April Young's Magazine. "Seeds that Grow" 0. 0. P. Soup House Talk. A soup house will be opened at West Seneca todav as a re sult of the meeting of tbe town board and citizens yesterday. Buffalo Express. What! Asoup house in a season ot DrosDeritv under a hieh protective tariff'" Whv. tbe stand-patters have been telling us for years that such a thing was absolutely impossi ble. Buffalo Evening Times. Executrix Notice. Notice is hereby given that letters testamentary on the estate of John D. Pierceall, deceased, were granted to the undersigned on the 28th day of February, 1908, by the Probate Court of Monroe County, Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are required to exhibit them for allowance to the executrix within one year after the date of said letters, or they may be precluded from any bene fit of such estate, and If such claims be not exhibited within two years from the date of this publication they shall be forever barred. This 12th day of March, 1908. S-DSAN F. PlKRCEAI.L, 3-20 Executrix. nre the Ilrit Sreiii that can le (irown. H do the testing. ) n run no risk! Ii you E&T'lnn cither Tor pVnt'irt? ct nroTit vci shollii stiitlv k Matiitiu AlLKtrii-illA N-ii Catalog.' A postal canl will bring you a copy by rtti!ru mail. W. ATLEE BURPEE & CO., Seed Growers, Pliilndcli hia, Penna. What Legislation Cannot Do. Legislation has done its work when it has provided just enough laws and no more to secure public order and equali ty of opportunity. Beyond this it is vain, it is harmful to go. No legislation can accomplish these thirds. 1 Make a bad man good. 2 Make a weak man strong. 3 Make a foolish man wise. Wall Street Journal. The Republicans have hd charge of affairs at tbe State capitol for over three year9, and there basa't been a chirp about the falsified records under Democratic administration, "wanting to look at the nook'' was the Republican campion cry four years ago. and wiwn they got (heir "look in" ihey found the books were correct and balanced to a cent They don't 'ike to acknowledge it. j but it's 60. Spectator. Another Proposition. Here is a proposition that the business interest mu9t face and meet. Tbe warm sunshine and the March wind sent the dust in clouds ioto the stores Thurs day afternoon. Will the business interests put up with it all summer or will it arrange for sprinkling? If tbe latter, then tbe sooner. the better. The sooner, the less goods will be damaged. The sooner, the sweeter will the temper of the shoppers be. Quite Old. Mrs. Bettie Maddox 68 years old of near Palmyra was tn tbe city Saturday. She had been over near Stoutsville visiting her mother, Mrs. America Tip ton, who is 92 years old. Mrs. Tipton is growing quite feeble as well old and ber daughter, Mrs. Maddox, will return to ber shortly to care for ber until tbe end. Washington. D C , March 12 Eighteen republican senators must submit their claims for re election to legislatures that will be chosen this year. Most of them will either succeed them selves or be succeeded by other republicans, in all present like lihood But it is said that not in many years have so many senators bad serious opposition in their own party, to their re turn. , D'. A W. Miles, ot Quincy, ha- decided to locate in Monroe the Queen ot the Prairies to practice medicine. He was for tunate in secuting tbe Dr. A. W. Ely residence property on Davis Street. He and bis fami ly will receive a warm welcome in social and religious circles and the Doctor will soon have a practice of bis own. There are 185,000 men out of work in New York City alone. There are at least 75,000 out of work in Chicago. There are 30,000 out of work in St. Louis. There must be more than 500. 000 unemployed, in the whole country, on the most conserva tive' estimate What a ghastly lie It is then, when we read the headline over tbe stock market news. Prosperity has Return ed " Prosperity has not return ed. Hannibil Journal. Nail in Foot. Enoch Griffith has been hav ing a time witn his right toot. He was picking up shingles when be stepped upon a board and a ten penny cut nail and tbe nail did the rest- Mrs W J. Krause and son, came up from Hannibal, Satur day to visit her sisters. Mrs. John Cleary and Miss Tudie Swinkcy. Masters Krause and Cleary had the time of their lives. Our exchanges are still en gaged in loading up that big Missouri corn crop in 8,000,000 wagons which the Gazette some weeks since unloaded into 26,- 976 bead of cattle and 46,731 J bogs, and it is just as well to keep hammering away at the matter and let the world be ful. ly informed that Missouri raises corn as well as mules. Brook field Gazette. Road drags are becoming so popular in Bates county, it is said, tbat farmers come to town on their road drags instead of in wagons. It is possibly only a question of time when canopy topped, cusbioned-seat road drags will be tbe thing. Brook field Gazette. Jackson, Miss., March 11. Constitutional prohibition was defeated in the senate yester day by a vote of 21 ayes to 19 nays. Tbe defeat of the meas ure was not expected. John Jayne, student in a Quincy school has been spend ing several days at home, or, oh well, John says, I've not been feeling well. D. K. Yowell is happy. He has traded his Carthage, IU., residence property to Dr. Wor ley and cleaned up $1,000. Miss Sadie Bagar, one of Monroe's nice girls is putting In the millinery season at Bates vllle. Ark.