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"tOtJSr", Kdilor TbHMft $,0O KBH VBAk Entered at City, Mo. the postoffice at Monroe a seoond-olaaa matter. THURSDAY. DEC. 1. 1910 My Wish. I crave, dear Lord, No boundless hoard Of gold and gear. Nor jewel fine. Nor lands, nor kine, Nor treasure-heaps of anything. Let but a little hut be mine Where at the hearthstone I may hear The cricket sing, And have the shine Of one glad woman's eyes to make For my poor sake. Our simple home a place divine; Just the wee cot the cricket's chirr Love, and the smiling face of her. James Whitcomb Riley. An Unexpected Diagnosis. We have just read how a philan thropical Fifth Avenue lady was visiting a lower East End Sunday school. To test the aptness of a particulaily indigent cluster of pupils, she took the class in hand to question them. "Children, which is the greatest of all virtues?" No one answered. 'Think a little. What is it I am doing when I give up time and pleasure to come down among you for your moral good?" A grimy fist went up. "Well, what am I doing, little boy?" "Buttin' in." Moral: Nobody likes patronizing, even in a benefactor. Herald. Epworth I The Three Great Channels. Every human being-man, wo man and child, hero and convict, neurasthenic and deep-sea fisher- man, athlete and invalid needs apt to be found on the shady 6ide the blessing of God through three, sooner or later, and only three, great channels; re-; To cheer a man in the midst of a sponsibility, recreation and effec-jhard struggle is better than to tion; work, play and love. With j praise him after he has gained the these any life is happy, in spite of j victory. sorrow and pain, successful despite j The farmer who believes in de he bitterest failures: Without them . horning his cattle ought to round i man breaks his heart, severs his ; 0ff his own sharp corners, don't xmscious connection with God. If you think? row want to put courage and aspi- j Remember that successful farm ation into the gelatinous character ing is a systematic business. No )f a street-walker, or the flickering ' man can succeed on the farm in nentality of a hysteric, you labor the highest sense whose plans, do o furnish just the same trio -work, not go beyond the present 'season, ecreation and effection. In every it is essential that the plans be ase, the healing power which you ; broad enough to take in a scope of ant to give is real life, and real ; years, and definite enough to be ife means just three things. The directed to specific ends, ame needs are fixed for all ol us- j If you know of a bunch of Us nd the same all-sufficing bounty in 8omewhere on the farm, give them lie supply, if we can get and keep' little nrotfintinn nnrl fip r 5r i touch with it Richard Cabot, in ; fovember Atlantic. ' A Bird With Four Feet. A most peculiar little creature, a rd with four feet still to be found South America, is a relic of by me ages. It is known as the ested . hoatzin and the adult bird 1 about as big as a peacock. The young birds when hatched ve four legs, the front pair being '-!!! ! -I a. 1 . 1 juijuu m cnaracier ana naving . ong . claws. As they grow older j ;se ciaws mil on, me tegs Decome i tened, feathers grow on themj i they develop into wings, rhese nestlings are the nearest proach to a reptile that can be nd among birds, and they can uu auu 8wim wun great - I j; i i f.t - i!ss Oilie Little spent last Tbuxs- , ith Mrs. S. R. Emery, , at Ely.1 Followed Instructions. The mistress of the mathematical class was mathematizing for her mathemetical pupils, - while her mathemetical pupils were inwardly mathematizing mathematics. "Now, suppose," said the mistress "I had a pound of plums" At which point it occured to her how much better she could illus trate her example to her youthful charges if she really had a pound of plums. So - "Mary," she said to a girl of 8, "here's a sixpence. Go out and get me a pound of plums. And I am going to give them in the end to the girl who gets the sum right first, be sure before you buy them you pinch one or two, just to see that they are wholesome." A few minutes and Mary had re turned. With flushed face and tri umphant eyes she approached the teacher's desk as one worthy of commendation, and plumped down a bag of plums and the six pence! . There, mum!" she said. "I pinched one or two, as you told me, and when the man wasn't looking I pinched the blessed lot." Tit-Bits. Stomach misery vanishes instant ly, and indigestion is permanently cured with Mi-o-na stomach tablets, L. M. Wood guarantees them, 50 cents a box. Random Furrows By Rambo. To improve the farm is to enrich the treasury. Trying to forget a thing is a poor way to do it. A very big man can sometimes be exceedingly small. Economy sometimes enjoins rather lavish generosity. If you are too highstrung, better loosen up the keys. Some folks want a return for every good deed by next mail. Some folks who evidently believe themselves to be good looking must have deceptive mirrors. The less sense there is in some romances the more romantic they seem to be. Who loves the shade to well is that they are not molested by dogs. It is a good plan to give them some brush to run into out of reach of birds and animals of prey. This bird is worthy of more attention than is usually given by the farmer It is a great insect destroyer -Star Farmer. Side Show Troubles 'Where is the flea circus?', de manded the visitor to the side show j 8ee ja gram; advertised on the pro- 'Sorry, sir,' wailed the big man in the silk hat, 'but there won't be any flea circus today.' 'And why not?' 'Because a cat just passed through and eloped with the whole blooming circus.'- From the Chicago News. Carson Eakle of Quincy, visited hit mother, Mrs. Ada Eakle, Thurs- day. The Power of Influence. What the world needs to-day is the courage of the individual. You read the huge statistics and the tremendous things, and you ask, I "What's the use? What could I do? ' What do I count?" The pity is that I people ask such questions and then : go along the lines of least resist ance. What they should ask is, "Mow can I use my influence best?" 1 There is in you the potentiality of ; the human being, the greatest pow j er of the age. You have influence i influence upon your own life and j upon the lives of others. Your in ! fluence is power, whether it comes ifrom money, personal talents or station. If you look at this aright you begin to realize your responsi I bility in the scheme of human so j ciety; and when we get the people j in this attitude of mind we have the j working force of reform. Ultimate ly the individual finds expression in the government of the day, and when that government shows weak ness or extravagance we may trace back its evil to the lack of charac ter and purpose in the individual. This is the time to begin improve ment by improving yourself and by making a better nse of the influ ence which you can exercise in your daily life. You should stand for peace, because the growth of the peace movement means the dis couragement of the billions spent in preparations for war. You should stand for brotherhood, because a closer kinship means the better ment of social conditions. You should stand for optimism, because that is the higher note which will make life happier and dispel the clouds that have been hanging over us during the past year. --"The Lessons of the Year," in the Ladies' World for December. A Woman Hater's Remarkable Will. A remarkable will was left by Franz Botor a wealthy bachelor who died at Grosswardein. Hungary last week. Botor was known as a violent woman hater, but the cause of his antipathy was not fathomed until after his death. In 'his will he explains that he never married because modern woman are utterly ignorant of the principle of cooking He leaves his entire fortune to the ' municipality for the purpose of es-' tablishing a free cooking school in order that young girls may be' taugiit how to prepare food in a civilized manner. The testator ironically observes that he bestows on his relatives the privilege of daily free dinners at the school. The Grosswardein municipality has ! accepted the bequest and will at once begin the erection of the new cooking school. New YorkSun. Well Named. A New Jersey man named his twin sons Roosevelt and TafL A friend asked him recently how they were getting along. 'Famously, was the answer. 'Taft digs steadily into his break fast bowl while Roosevelt yells and pounds him over the head with a spoon.' Lippincott's. A Boy's Ribs. Of course, neither you nor any other boy can tell how many ribs you have got until you have asked a doctor, and you can't tell a cash value or them until you have had a lawsuit about it Young Albert Scott, living in Medina, 0., was sit ting on a fence when the tire on a passing auto burst and a piece hit him and knocked him off the ' roost on to a wheelbarrow, and he had three ribs broken. . His father 'sued for damages, and a jury said that Albert's ribs were worth $200 apiece For Sale Barred Plymouth, Rock cockerels from . 12 . lb. sire. Large heavy birds with fancy, plumage; ! each, $5 for six, $9 per. dozens Club with your neighbors. Mrs. Roy G Melson. " . ' ' tf !S. C. Hampton, Notary Public. Monroe City, Mo. Deeds and other legal instrument! given prompt attention. Native Lumber. . :vM elm. sycamore, ash, llnd cotlonwood, red black, white anil hurr nak nnri walnut lift in with your bills before this tine tract of timberis sawed up, A. S. JAYNE. Monroe City, Mo. H. E Clark, 11 he Up-To-Date Auctioneer. Special attention given all sales- All I ask is give me a trial. Headquarters at Democrat office. R. L. BUELL, VV.trrin.iry IMiVfiulun it nd (Registered) Surgeon. U.illg erompuev answered Ollice: Elliott b Li vrv Burn P. & M Pii.nm -M-. Ki-rtiUrtiiu.-, Bell Fliunt! 273 J. R. B. Kidd, Licunpi'il AllCtllMU'LT. Cries ealea any where. Sprain I at tention given live stuck i-nlei". IJchcI quarters at Creamery AiiiU, ISotb Phones. , J. IMEE LICKXS 'ID AUCl'IOXiSKIl. Will cry Miles In Miti'inu, M.c r.i Rail and Slielb. counties. Bell Pli.-m- to Kl. mm mmm Call E. Y. When you want your sales cried and want Col. W. T. Youell, call up Elbert Yates at the F. & M. Bank and he will give you dates. Re member and call E. Y. Davenport & Mahan make Farm Loans on best terms. tf. Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist Hannibal, Mo. The Democrat has been to consid erable extra expense recently and is in need of the money due. If you owe us please remit promptly and do not put us to the extra ex pense ofnding you a statement Try Charlie Johnson when you want eave trough and spouting on your house or barn. Mound City Horse Shoe Brand House Paint goes fartherest, wears longer, looks best. L. M. WOOD. tf Scholarship For Sale. If you want to take a course in Telegraphy, Shorthand, or Commer cial Bookkeeping, in either the Moberly or Sedalia Commercial School, you should see the Demo crat. We have a scholarship in each school to dispose of. Hunters Beware. Hunters and others are hereby forbidden to hunt or otherwise trespass upon the farms of the law. Each and every offender will be proscuted to full extent of the law. No exceptions. Gentry Bros. J. C. Shank, T. L Gosney Charles Curtis G. A. Quick, J.W.White, John Jackson, Wm.G. Barger, D. R. Davenport. Start to rd yourself of catarrh today. Breathe Hyomei; it will cure you. Ask L M. Wood about it He guarantees it Complete out fit including inhaler $1.00. Separate bottle 50 cents. Jas. T. Greeves, who has been sick for so long is some better at the present and there is hope at him steadily improving. On account of his body getting so sore ifrom lying in bed, a water bed has been secured. The bed is filled with a couple of barrels of water, and .gives down to the shape of hjs body and he rests easier.' (This is something new. Perry Eenterprise ; . . ' ' i" 'P.(W Huston wife . and - Miss Daisy, visited their daughter,. Mrs. Erinis Tooley last week. , ... 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