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GIVE HIM A LIFT.
I was trudging one day down a dusty road While my back was curved under a bit of a load, And the way was long and my feet were sore. And my bones ached under the load I bore; But I struggled on in the summer's heat, Till 1 came to a pool where I bathed my feet. Then, resting a bit, I ahouldered my load, And wended my way down the dusty road. The morning stretched into the afternoon -My journey's end seemed as far as the moon; Till at length a horse and wagon drew near. And mv heart revived with a spark of cheer. But the man saw only hid own small soul, And the narrow way to his narrow goal. And he whipped his horse to a guilty trot, Though the sand was deep, and the day was hot, And he pa Sed me by on the dusty road, And I sank still lower beneath my load. Yet out of the dust came another man, With a grizzled beard and a cheek of tan, And he pulled up short, and he gayly cried: "I say thera, comrade, get in and ride!" And he placed my bundle behind the seat. And he said, "Climb in here an' rest your feet; I never pass by a man on the road. An' 'speshly friend, if he's got a load." I reached my journey ere came the night, And my feet were rested, my heart was light; And I blest the driver who'd gayly cried: "I say there, comrade, get in and ride!" Ah! the world is full of sore-footed men Who need a slight lift every now and again, And the angels can see through the white cloud rift All the God-like souls who give them a lift. Joe Cone in Boston Herald. Feeding For Eggs. If a hen has enough of the right kind of food, she will lay, provided she is of the laying age. Most lay ing hens get too much of a grain diet; they need animal food and green food as well. If the food lacks in protein, they can not lay eggs in the quantity they would with it Green cut-bone is one of the best eggs foods fowls can have as well as one of the cheapest. If every neighborhood where there is a gasoline engine had a power bone cutter, we venture to say there would be no lack of a market for the bone, and that the number of eggs marketed from that neighbor hood would be tremendously in creased. Dry bone can not take the place of the green bona If green bone can not be had, better buy a good quality of beef scraps. We can, in a measure, keep our cake and eat it, too; or, in other words, coax our hens to lay through the winter, and yet get fertile eggs in the spring, by feeding whole grain, green food and green cut bone through the winter instead of soft mashes with condiments and egg powders. Hard, sharp grit, and plenty of water are also essentials for egg production. Wallaces' Farmer. Corn Harvest Time Is Here Heap high the farmer's hoard! Heap high the golden corn! No richer gift has Autumn poured From out her lavish horn Girl Brings 21 Brothers to U. S. Miss Marie Tufer, a young Vien nese girl living in New York, ar- j horses, sheep, hens and hogs it From The Farm. When the world wants good cows ranged for the passage of a brother from the old country, who will be the twenty-first brother she has brought to the United States in six years. She was the first family to ven ture to America and settling in New York, soon obtained employ- out to the farms and gets ment and prospered. Her glowing ', i r u : i l i I accounts vi uie uruimseu imiu . quickly influenced her brothers, sends them. When it wants good things to eat itwrites a letter to the farmers and is never disappointed in get- I ting just what it orders. j When it wants the choicest fruit ! our farms have it. If fruit is not the plentiful in the East, there is raur fpAm j 0- vu V lull A I VSlla. !' Whan if la rlM U who began to follow her one by j the thousand fa other landg who one j never knew what home really is. it Miss Tufer has acted throughout j 8ends to this great country of ours. as uie. American uu.ier ior tu j When the WQrld of lamuy. ana as eaca owner muae , men tQ do th reacheg up his mind to emigrate she would j out ks hand tQ f and send the money for his passage to , .Tou havejustthe ones we want uic wuu rnauo . ..cucoo-i j Sen(j them tQ .g fl q arrangements . oe gin S0Te stTesS do mt al usr worn morousniy sysueuiauzeu. When a new brother arrives he applies to ths German Immigrant society, and a result all of the twenty brothers are now profitably Amrl,mr1 in oKMlf Mam Vrkplr Hnln cuiiucu in ouuui ""'J , the father, mother and one daugh- j ter.are left in the 6ld home just outside of Vienna. Ex. And from the farms a steady , stream of men goes to answer the call. You find them in the offices. in the factories, in the stores of the great cities. They are doing much of the world's work to-day, and they will always be doing it; for the farm grows just that kind of men. Monks' Kindness To Birds This pretty story comes from . Rome: The other day an enormous j flight of swallows passing from Italy northwed over the Alps, near the ! famous hospice of St. Bernarn were The world gets its best Irom the farm; and there is a-plenty left Let's be thankful for that! Forum We better love the hardy gift! Our rugged vales bestow. To cheer us when the storm drift Our harvest fields with snow shall and We dropped the seed o'er hill plaiD, Beneath the sun of May, And frightened from our sprouting , grain, The robber crows away. And now, with Autumn's moonlit eyes, Its harvest time has come, We pluck away the sprouting grain, And bear the treasure home. But let the good old crop adorn The hills our fathers trod; Still let us, for His golden corn. Send up our thanks to God! John G. Whittier. Mrs. W. S. Brown, of Troy who has been the guest of her son, J. F. Brown and wife is visiting in Shel-bina. Miss Monica Lee, of Ely was a Monroe shopper Saturday. Naturally. A teacher in a nearby town is noted for her patriotic ferver. One surnrised bv a heavv snowstorm. 1 day in cIass- while in 8 Particularly Th mnnks nhsftrvind the helnless ' uplifted mood, she turned to one of birds like a black cloud approach ing the hospice, opened the doors and windows, whereupon thousands of the birds swarmed in, seeking shelter against the snow and storm. The refectory, the corridors, the kitchen and even the monks' cells were crowded by the swallow. The birds remained the whole night and : the next morning the weather being fine they continued their flight. Many hundreds that did not reach the hospice were afterwards found dead in the snow. Norborne Democrat. her pupils, an average boy of twelve "Now, Tommy," said she, "tell us what you would think if you saw the Stars and Stripes waving proud ly over the field of battle." "I should think," replied Tommy, "that the wind was blowing." Ex Mrs. Dick Hardesty' and daughter Davie Lee, have been visiting rela tives in Hannibal, Quincy and St. Louis. Mrs. J. B. Briscoe, . of Perry spent Thursday with her son, J. B. who is attending school in , Monroe, He accompanied her home, Friday. Mrs. Hoffman, of Hannibal visited Judge Drescher and wife part of last week. Mrs. W. W. Handley and Miss Amy Green have been visiting in Moberly. W. T. Youell Saturday." '' was in Stoutsville Harry Humphrey, has been the guest of Mrs. P. Humphrey. of Lakenan his mother, Miss Bessie Basket, of Hannibal visited friends in this city last I week. Clyde Cooperrider has been visit ing in Moberly. I. M. Carter and wife, of Canton returned home Saturday after a weeks visit with Owen Bradshaw near this city. Hot Off the Bat Be frank and you will be friend less. Loose habits may get a man in a tight place. There, is no insurance against the accident of birth. A ruffled temper doesn't improve a plain woman's looks. Those who stick to business rare ly get stuck up. It seems to be the fate of the autoists to see the under side of things. Life may be a grind, but you need not be a crank. A liquid voice may be an excel lent thing in a woman if she does n't neglect to turn off the tap Ex Observations of Uncle Jed. The average man likes to be told what he believes already. Bein' told that his judgement is correct is soothin' to his vanity. I hev often wondered when I see a dog chasin' a train what he really thinks he is goin' to do with it if he gets it. I hev seen a few men so narrow minded that they would git mad at you if you didn't like the same kind uv pie that they preferred. It takes less time and trouble to throw a brick than to gather a bou quet but generally speakin' the bou quet is heap the better investment If you don't believe in a hereafter it occurs to me that you air a great fool to waste time arguin' your be lief. If you air correct what's the difference? I can't say that I ever knowed where a man got wrong because he knowed to much but I hev seen quite a few who got off wrong be cause they knowed so blamed many things that wa'n't so. I suppose there must be some thin' in this here microbe theory but I would believe it a lot stronger if it wa'n't fur the fact that the dirt iest people I ever saw seemed to be the healthiest. A roll uv one dollar bills looks as big at a distance as a roll uv hundred dollar bills but they don't count just the same when it comes to the point where money talks. When you meet a friend and he tells you that you look just as; young as you ever did that really j means' that he thinks you air gittin' j pretty blamed old an' he is lyin' to ' you to make you feel good. j I onct heard a feller declare that ! he loved the Kansas wind. At first ' I supposed he wuz just a common liar but afterward I discovered that j he wuz a real estate agent who hed ; lands fur sale in western Kansas, j I see an account the other day uv the manner uv livin' uv John D. Rockefeller. The writer says that John lives almost exclusively on THE REAL AUTHORITY. He Do you think your father would object to our marriage? She He would If I told him to. Always a ours wop. 'The man who scatters the seeds ut 1 iiulness don't need to worry about he cultervatlon; the crop will take uv Itself." Let the Work Be Pint. Never mind where you work; let your care be for the work Itself. Spurgeon. Another Nature Faker. Wanted Situation as dairyman can milk or drive wagon. Dairyman, care Georgian. Atlanta Georgian. The Luck In Life. One foolish act may undo a man, and a timely one make his fortune. Irish Proverb. In Early History. The first Biblical illustrative art nueR'tprl In the symbolic frescoes of i ,. r.".t-:rTinibs. Becoming Pikers. The treasury department reports an increased demand for one-dollar bills. Are we turning pikers? Buffalo Ex press. Wise Man. "I'm going to marry a girl ten years older than I am," says tse Phil osopher of Folly, "so that I can catch up with her by the time I'm fifty." Sad. The saddest words, you must admit, are these: "The hired girl has quit" Detroit Free Press. Devices of Smugglers. The various f;ates of Paris are guarded by customs collectors, and the devices used to deceive them are shown in the museum. A dummy stomach, which was a sort of India rubber porV-t. was used by one appar ently portly enileman to carry duti able goods nio th? city. Other ex hibi'ft are : ?!o:se il'.ar which was fi' i with chartreuse and a cart with ls!.r...s which contained neatly rolled i up lace. Post Office Pens. Mustard manufacturers grow rich, we are told, not by the quantity of mustard consumed, but by that which is wasted and left on the diners' plates. The saving is recalled by an Interesting statement made by the postmaster general as to the number of pens supplied for use by the public In the post ofnceB of the country. It seems that last year the total was 1,250,000. Pall Mall Gazette. Ernest Smith visited relatives in Hunnewell several days last week. Mrs. W. D. Barnes and children, have been the guests of B. 0. Wil liams at Shelbina. W. L. Bond was transacting busi ness in Shelbina, Saturday. Mrs. S. G. Redman, of Palmyra has been the guest of relatives in this city. Mrs. S. D. Pollard and daughter, Miss Nellie were Quincy shoppers Saturday. Miss Buelah Jackson has been visiting in Woodland. Mrs. Anuie Hutchison has been visiting her daughter Mrs. Hattie Eshom at Hannibal Mrs. Mishey Carlson has been visiting friends in Hannibal Mrs, M. J. Ballard is visiting rela tives in SL Louis. ' Expressing Contempt. One of the deputy clerks over at the courthouse was angry with the page of his courtroom the other day and wanted to express contempt of the page's mental capabilities. "You BVA a ,.' wl i Vnn" .1 .,..1 ,1 .Via bottled milk. If I wuz forced to ; clerk ..Wny if you; brain was mada live on bottled milk I would want a of dynamite and some one should set hundred million dollars myself. k ofrt tne concussion wouldn't muss : jour uair: luaianapous star. It seems to be sort uv natural fur the average boy ur man to like , Yeomen's Homes. to make a noise. If you notice, the' ine nT VT i n J , Vptt . , . day may have left the laborer In very feller who beats a gong in front UV; prim,ve dwellings, but it gave noble an eatin' house generally pounds it j mansions to the great and to farmers looel twino ao lnnd h nppla auu country craiiBiufn pienm uum I VI BUtU UulllUUIt,! to. I hev a friend who pretends to know what he is talkin' about who savs that if the women don't quit this thing uv pilin a half bushel ur such a matter uv false hair on their heads, it is unly a question uv time until they will all be as bald as billiard balls. I am not expectin' however that this warnin' is goin' to stop the fashion. - Mail and Breeze Mrs. Ennis Tooley. of Ely was a Monroe visitor Saturday. Miss Delia Gordon has been visit ing in Quincy. Miss Ethel Lanius, of Ely was a Monroe shopper Saturday. and such charm that many of them stand to-day to shame us into a Vss contemptible mode of building than Hint which the nineteenth century produced. Coun. try Lire. Church Prayer-Meeting. A large church in Chattanooga, Tenn., has a thermometer fixed upon its wall, whose highest point numbers Its entire church membership, and whose mercury Is set at the number In attendance on the church prayer meeting. There must be something startling about this to look at In black and white If the church prayer-meet-Ing Is attended in proportion to its membership as It is in many of our Christian churches. It is snld that the church prayer-meeting is a sure indi cation of the spiritual condition of the church. Trees Detrimental to Plant Life. Plant life rarely Urtres uader yrm and aah trees.-