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A Blessed Old Gossip.
She's a blessed old gossip, is old Mrs. Brown, She goes peddling her stories all over the town;' But the strangest of all is how folks turn away As though caring but little for what she might say, Yet she trudges about almost all of the while With some gossip to tell with her knowing old smile. Why, 'twas only last week that she spread all about A report that she vowed not a body could doubt She declared that the newly wed pair on the street Were the happiest couple you ever could meet. That though married a month not a neighbor had heard Any sound of a quarrel or any cross word! And she carried this tale to all the folks that she knew: That the reason John Perkins had nothing to do Was because he was ill, there was not any truth In the talk that he'd done something wrong in his youth That had now been found out and had cost him his place That she looked into that, and it was not case. And she hurried about to her; friends in the church To inform them that she had been on a long search To discover the truth about some silly girl Who was said to be tempted by life's giddy whirl, And she whispered to all that the girl was as pure As a lilly at dawn, and of that she was sure! Why, she babbles along in her gos siping way, And it's queer, we believe every thing she will say, For we know that she knows what she tell us is true, And she makes us believe it has evidence, too! But think of a woman who runs everywhere To carry a story that's helpful . and fair! And the strangest of all is she thinks folks enjoy Hearing stories that don't reputa tions destroy! Why, she really thinks to hear about good Is the best thing in life, when it's all understood, So she peddles her stories all over the town- She's a blessed old gossip, is old Mrs. Brown. - Chicago Evening Post Only Half Happy. During a decidedly stormy pass age to New York Israel Zangmill, the playwright and novelist, said one night in the smoking room of the steamship: "It is pleasant to cross the Atlan tic but this bad weather is ming ling a good deal of discomfort with our pleasure. Life is usually though like that pleasure and pain half and half. "It reminds me of an elderly spinster who sat near me at the table d'hote one afternoon in Ven ice. Turning to her niece, I heard her say: in Venice at last An, my dear, half the dream of my youth is now fulfilled. - 'Why. only half, auntlef the young girl asked. " 'I counted on going to Venice,' sighed the spinster, 'on my wedding journey. Boston Globe, J. G. Fuqua transacted businaas at Barklcy. Thursday. PHOTO OF THE MONROE CONN IN CORN SHOW OF LAST FALL : is mh ; " It i $ t L IT -11 m . !i v if :i Do you remember the Farmers' and Democrat's Corn Show of last November and December? And don't you know the perfection of that corn, in the show was caused by the perfect or breeding of seed corn that brought the desired result? It was not only the result of pretty corn, solid corn, but of greatly increased number of bushels per acre. You will soon be figuring on the sire of your colts. That is right and just the thing you ought to do, and yet if you can by the selection of your corn seed or seed corn increased the yield of your 40, 60 or 100-acre field 5, 10 or 15 bushels per acre, comparatively the sire of your colt is a small matter when you seek results in dollars. The difference of from 250 bushels to 1,000 bushels in the yield of your crop on your 40. GO or 100 acre field means this. The difference between failure and success. The difference between poverty and many luxuries on the farm. s If you have not already selected your breed of seed corn, do so at once. After selecting what is in your judgement the best breed or strain of corn, then see that you prepare your ground and cultivate it S the best you can and then you will pens in the fall and be able to get The Last Straw. Frank Daniels, early in his ca reer, was principal in a small com pany that was touring "the prov inces." Business had been poor and eating a luxury. It was only the cheering knowledge that the new opera house at Ticonderoga, N. Y., had been almost sold out for their performance that kept them togeth er. ' "Wait till we get to Ticonderoga," the manager would say to anyone who faintly suggested the price of a breakfast Finally they did reach Ticondero ga. It was eventide and a rosy glow illumined the Western sky. "Ah, me," sighed Daniels to the stage driver. "The new sun may set in other places, but never as it does here. Behold yon " "Sunset!" growled the driver. "Sunset, hell! Thet's the opry house burnin' down." Everybody's. One of Cameron's lawyers had business in a certain town along the Rock Island railroad last week and as he alighted from the train, relates the Observer, he was accost ed by a colored porter: "Say boss, I see you'se am a travelin man; whar am your baggage?" "Why,' replied the lawyer, "I peddle brains." The porter eyed him very closely and finally replied, after moment's thought: "Den you am de first travelin' man I evah seed without samples." -Ex Mrs. J. H. Robinson and Matter J R. went to Clarence, Friday to visit frieuds. be ready, not only for next year's the dollars from the pens to show for and Send 8c Copyrleht. 1906, by Judire Co Receipe for a Wedding Cake. Photogravure in sepia, 14x19 Seventy-live cents. VERY LOW RATES to Daily March I to April 30. COO CC to Seattle, Portland and other North Pacific Points LUiWW to San Francisco, Los Angeles and other Points in Calif. Through Tourist Sleeping Cars Route Stations. These cars are as comfortable cost Reclining Chair Cars (seats Personally Conducted Parties Let me give you roiaer teinng an atwut tnese low rates and Burling ton Route Train Service. ' fjjlHHiti8r Misses Pearl and Bell Wilcox peat Saturday and Sunday with their brother Etui ia Shdbiua. Photo by F. M. Rohr. Corn Show but ready for your feed your work. We Male The Best Picleres. PICTURES FOR ALL OCCASIONS hO LI DAYS WEDDINGS GRADUATIONS, ETC. for Our Illustrated Catalogue, JUDGE CO, 225 FiltH Aw. New Tori City. COAST Daily from principal Burlington as Palace Sleepers at one-half the free), on all through trams. frcm principal points almost everyday J. L LYON. Agent. C B. & Q. R. R. Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle. Reduced Round Trip Rates May 25 to September SO. J. J. Dimmitt has fwld Hiram I j i . .. ' i Greawell of Lakenao a $500 .piano. What the Missouri Editors Are Saying It Costs, but We Must Hive it It costs $9,000,000 a year to find out secrets for the use of the presi dent and politicians,,- Amsterdam Enterprise. His Hide is Impervious Now. Isn't the promise of T. Roosevelt's to return from Africa with the hide of a rhinoceros rather super fluous? We thought we had one. Boonville Advertiser. How Will Democrats Like It? Democratic voters made Herbert S. Hadley governor of Missouri, but the wholesale abuse of Democrats administered last Thursday by The Globe Democrat will now make a lot of them torry they ever did it. Memphis Democrat. Shows Many Curious Features. The recent recount of the vote for lieutenant-governor shows very loose methods of conducting the election in almost every precinct It also shows that there are many voters who are very careless irrr-, casting their votes. -Slater Rust j ler. I Would Be a Temperance Promoter. ! One of the resolutions of the Na- tional Model License League, liquor ' dealers' association is to the effect I that they oppose of "treating" hab- it. Next to the absolute prohibi ! tion the enforcement of an "anti j treating" law would be the greatest I step towards temperance. Albany ! Ledger. Why Does He Want It? Editor S. P. Sailor of Chillicothe has offered himself on the altar of public service as a candidate for deputy beer inspector. . Its funny how these dry editors want to get wet. Chillicothe is one of the towns that voted local option not long ago. - Rocheport Commercial. Don't Need Any More. Miss Ethel Roosevelt made her debut into society Monday night with a big ball at the White House. We had four long weary, nauseat ing years of "Princess Alice" and two on the precocities of Quentin, i but the expiration of Mr. Roose velt's term, thank heaven, will save us the pain of enduring the daily' dishout of the sycophants in re gard, to Ethel. The Tafts are nor mal folks, well bred, and have no taste for cheap notoriety are not Bourgois. The prospect is re lieving. -Paris Mercury. Did Not Know How to Vote. Notwithstanding the fact that since the adoption of the constitu tion of 1865, ordered that a public school should be established in every district for the gratuitous ed ucation of all the children of the state, which order has been carried out until we brag about our great I public school system, yet from the f late election returns we find there are a great many men in Missour, k'j who were so ignorant that they did c-V not know how to vote. Clinton , 1 County Democrat . I mm i. .... mm ViMJ Jt Jftif feM i L I ' I I . -hi Hi V: t. j