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EGG TRADE. Skinner Urges Americans to Get In to Egj Business On Larger Scale. Washington. D. C, Feb. 16. - A stentorian call to Americans to raise more poultry and get into the egg business on a larger scale has come to the Department of Com merce and Labor from Consul-Gen-eral Robert P. Skinner of Ham bug. Mr. Skinner holds the enormous possibilities of the egg have not yet been realized by Americans. That it is time to quit considering the egg business as a side issue andto include it in the substantial sources of the farmer's revenue, like wheat and com. lie takes the view that the possibilities of the export of American eggs is scarcely any where realized and that few Ameri can fanners the slightest realiza tion of it. He thinks there are. for instance, innumerable regions with in easy reach of New York where thousand:; of eggs could be produc-j ed without the slightest difficulty, if J the farmers would but wake up to I the possibilities of the export busi ness. In proof of what lie aays, Mr. Skinner presents some figures on the egg trade of Germany that well nigh rival the remarkable tales told of the American hen in the annual i report Secretary Wilson. He says there is an annual consumption of about three and a half billion eggs in Germany against a domestic out put in Germany of but one billion. This "means that Germany has to buy from abroad two and a half billion eggs. Hamburg is a great center for t-gg importation and is also a center whence many eggs are re-exported. In 1907 the Ham burg egg importations amounted to nearly 40,000 tons, of which over 27,000 tons were re-exported. Quoting prices in Hamburg, Mr. Skinner asks whether on the pres ent terms of $2.14 for 120 eggs weighing 15 pounds, it is not worth while for Americans to participate in a great and growing business. No material obstacle, he says, pre vents American participatfon in the trade. Consul-General Frank R. Mowrer of Copenhagen also reports on eggs and tells of the plans by which the Danish egg exporters, all being in a .great co-operative export associa tion, maintains an elaborate system for preventing its members from imposing bad eggs on customers. Eggs are stamped if good, after careful inspection by electric light, all bad eggs are rejected and traced by the stamps on them back to the seller, who is finedl$1.34 for a first offense and twice that for a second offense. Through this system, the Danish egg producer have built up a great export business which is rapidly growing in value. The Denmark plan will doubtless re ceive the careful scrutiny of those interested in the plan of Represen tative Lafean of Pennsylvania, to require eggs to be labeled so that customers will know just what de gree of antiquity they have attain ed. J. C. WELLIVER. He Had the Winner. Hiram Squashly laid down his newspaper with a loud chuckle. "Ma," he said to his wife, '"them folks in Noo York is jest crazy." "I alius knowed that," she repli ed, as she thought of the day she spent two hours trying to cross Broadway. "I mean," he explained, "they're jest crazy on them Marathon races. You know I wuz tellin' you 'bout 'em last night." "Waal?" she queried. "They've been holdin' Marathon runnin' races, Marathon skatin' races, Marathon walkin' races, an' all sorts o' Marathons." "I do hope, Hiram, you ain't plan nin' to run in one of 'em. You know how your heart acted when the calf jchased you round the lot." "Don't you worry a minit 'bout that, ma. It just give me an idea." "What be you goin' to do?" "Why, I'm goin' to git up a Mar athon contest right in this county, by gum! It'll be a Marathon sleep in' contest, an' if our hired man don't win it by sleepin' twenty-six hours without even turnin' over once, then I don't know apples from taters!" New York Herald. MI'ONA RELIEVES STOMACH MISERY AL MOST IMMEDIATELY. Miss Bessie Dainty -AS- Plucks Plum. Yesterday morning Sample A. Birch received a telegram from the Hon. J. P. Dyer, judge of the United States court ot the Eastern division ioiine iNorinern district lniorming that he had been appointed clerk and commissioner of the court and that as soon as he furnished the necessary bond he would be duly commissioned. This appointment was made to fill the vacancy oc casioned by the death of Col. George C. Moore, who held the po sition ever since the United States court has been established in Han nibal, a period of about twenty years. - Hannibal Journal. Mr. Birch has been connected with the Hannibal Courier-Post for more than twenty years. He is competent and worthy. If the food you ate at your last meal did not digest, but laid for a long time like lead on your stom ach, then you have indigestion and must act quickly. Of course there are many other symptoms of indigestion, such as belching up of sour food, heartburn, i dizziness, shortness of breath and foul breath, and if you have any of them, your stomach is out of order and should be corrected. Mi-o-na tablets have cured thous ands of cases of indigestion and stomach trouble. If you have any stomach distress, Mi-o-na will re lieve instantly. j But Mi-o-na unlike most so-call- j ed dyspepsia remedies, does more '. than relieve; it permanently cures , dyspepsia or any stomach trouble by putting energy and strength into the walls of the stomach. j A large box of Mi-o-na tablets costs but 50 cents at L. M. Wood and are guaranteed to cure or mon- j ey back. When others fail, Mi-o-na cures. It is a producer of flesh when the body is thin; it cleanses ' the stomach and bowels; purifies! the blood and makes rich red ; blood. "I i..:--.m.. Lena Rivers AT OPERA HOUSE Monday, March ist. r i MM 4- PICTURES HAKE THE HOME and We Me The Best Pictures. PICTURES FOR ALL OCCASIONS HOLIDAYS WEDDINGS GRADUATIONS, ETC. Copyriirht. t'.XM. ,y ,IU:.'.- Co Receipe for a Wedding Cake. l'liotnifravure in wil:i. Mxl'.i Srvrnty-llvi' ii-iils. Send 8c for Our Illustrated Catalogue. nmnr nn 225 Fiitu atc. , l UUaJj UU. New York Citv. i WHEN THE NAME Stark ros. i Is connected with (mmm hm-ome) CURES CATARRH, ASTHMA, Bronch' rs, Croup, Coughs and Colds, 01 money back. Sold and guaranteed by L. M. Wood. Nursery Stock It means you get just what you order in first-class condition. R. H. HAGAR, Agent. and and The Smile That Helps. When you're out of sorts grumpy, And life's bed seems rough bumpy. Just remember that a smile will help a lot; You may not be feeling funny, But it costs naught to look sunny Just remember that a smile will help a lot. Write Him. Weldon Hardesty, Represensa tive of Monroe County at Jefferson City was circulating among Monroe friends Saturday. He said: If any of my consti tuents are interested in any bill or wish to suggest a bill they would like advocated in the legislature, I would be pleased to have them write me and give full particulars of their ideas of same. Joe at Strean's will give you a shine which will please you. Two Cents. Jefferson City. Feb. 17. -It seems from sworn reports just filed with the railroad and warehouse com missioners tnat the railroads of Missouri are mistaken about not being able to make money out of the two-cent passenger rate. This is certainly the case in some in stances, and the rate does not seem to have badly crippled any of them. The Atchison & Santa Fe reports that it has really made more mon ey per mile in Missouri under the two-cent law than it did under the three-cent rate. In 1907 under tbe three-cent-per-mile rule it re ports its passenger earning per mile, in this state, as $3,557.56. In 1908, under the two-cent rate it re ports its passenger earnings in Missouri $4,245.30. or $687.74 more when charg- that a smile three cents. The Missouri I Pacific reports show that Missouri more was a profitable field for it under I the two-cent rate. Why Rent? When a street car seat is proffered, Do not freeze the one who offered i per mile than it made Please remember will help a lot; Your own journey's painful when there are 500 Government irrigated homesteads at Powell, in the Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, and Huntley in the Yellowstone Valley. Mon tana, with water now running in the canals, ready to raise crop next year WATER .PAYMENTS EASY AS RENT, one-tenth cash, one-tenth in two years and one-tenth each year there after until full amount is paid. NO INTEREST. Settlers allowed to work out payments on extentions of Government Canal at good wages. A never failing supply of water for irrigation. YIELDS: 50 bu. wheat, 90 bu. oats. 70 bu. barley, 3 cuttings alfalfa, 250 to 500 bu. of potatoes, 20 to 25 tons of sugar beets. Good fruit land. LET US HELP YOU LOCATE. Go with me on one of our personally conducted excursions, first and third Tuesdays of each month, and I will help you free of charge to find a satisfactory homestead, or purchase deeded or Carey Act land. I will not advise you to settle where the elevation is too high, or the water supply defective. Write today for our new folder with large map, also folders issued by the Government about the homestead lands. D. CLEM DEAVER, General Agent, LANDSEEKERS' INFORMATION BUREAU, 57 Q Building, Omaha, Neb. mm made When you try to pose disdainful! So remember that a smile will help a lot. If you've been investigated And you've feeling irritated, Just remember that a smile will help a lot. Don't give out some press-talks spiteful, Nor predict a panic frightful Just remember that a smile will help a lot. If you've nearly up and fainted, When your gift-coin is called taint ed, Just remember that a smile will help a lot; Give another million dollars Just to hear the latest hollers And remember that a smile will help a lot In short, if rich and perky, Or as poor as poor Job's turkey, Bear in mind that a smile will help a lot; You are sure to make a winning If, at every day's beginning, You'll remember that a smile will help a lot Weatherford, Tex., Feb 18. While chopping wood late Tuesday afternoon, W. J. Sentel cut his lit tle daughter's throat with the ax and she is now lying at the point of death. t The child came up be hind her father while he was at work. The upper blade of the ax struck her under the chin, cutting her throat, partially severing the windpipe and nearly reaching the jugular vein. Wedding Dinner. After the wedding of Ivan Yates of this city and Miss Dorothy Loretta Stribling of Clarence in Clarence last Thursday morning the happy couple came to this city their home. Mr. Yates' parents Mr. and Mrs. W. R. (Butler) Yates gave a din ner in honor of the event to about twenty-five of the near relatives. For a time at least, the couple will make their home at the Mad dox Hotel. Economy Store. J. B. Hawkins (Successor to J. T. Sharp.) Remember, the place to save MONEY is at the Economy Store. Stock is being increasod. Come. The Democrat ooven toe field. You will be satisfied -with the products of Burpee's "Seeds that Grow" Shall we mail you our New Complete Catalog? W. ATLEB BURPEE & CO., Burpee Building, Philadelphia. Miss Alice Yates left Saturday for the Future Great, to visit friends. Harry Mullen, of Quincy visited his cousin, Evan Smith and fami ly, Saturday. Mrs. Philomena Sears went to the Gem City Saturday to spend two weeks with friends. Miss Edith Mendenhall, of Brook field arrived Saturday fo visit her friends, William Green and family.