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TrlB DEMOCRAT W J. ROUSE, Editor. $1.00 TBRMI PER YBAR Entered at the pontoflk'8 at Monroe City, Mo., as second-dags matter. THURSDAY. APRIL 27. 1911 Missouri is paying too much for the whistle in maintaining Tolcr ton's game warden department. Hadley has proven himself a par tisan and not a patriot hy vetoing several wd bills passed by the legislature. Should the Canadian reciprocity measure and what is known as the Farmers Bill which the Democrats of the House will pass and both become laws they will bring to America great prosperity. Attorney General Major is prov ing very efficient as legal represen tative of Missouri and from all parts of Missouri you can hear the call for Major to be Governor. He is broad minded, liberal, able, a patriot who will look after the in terests of all the people. The farmer has to sell his pro ducts on the open markets of the world, but under the Payne law, when a farmer goes to buy any machinery, clothing, or in fact any thing he finds a high tariff wall against him and this high tariff benefits the great trusts and monop olies in that it enables them to exact more dollars from the farmer than they should. The high tariff which our Repub lican friends have given America causes the people of this country to pay a higher price for American made goods than these same goods sell fur in tin; open markets of the world after paying the freight f r thousands of miles, and these goods are not sold in foreign countries at less than cost. There is no reason why American made goods should not he sold in America as cheap as they ere told anywhere in the world. Should what is known as the the farmers bill in the House be come a law it will save to the American people millions of dollars every year and would not take much from the receipts of the Fed eral government. It would, how ever, take millions from the great monopolies and thus help the farm ers and laborers. If the great manu facturers can ship their products across the ocean and sell at a price they can sell the same goods in America at the same price, but they sell at a much higher price and the higher price which the American has to pay goes into the maw of the great trusts and is tak en away from the people to whom t it rightfully belongs. The Demo crats stand for the interests of the people. See for Monuments. The jay is found in all specula J tive markets. The eagle is the bull bird, the hawk the bold bear dasher IThe stormy petrel is your adventur er for finance. The vulture lives on 'speculative onai. men there are the cute little broilers and the Robin. The parrot is always chat tering the opinions, for which he 'has to depend upon the makers of Wall Street thought. Financial America. Her Harem Skirt. I have a brand new harem skirt Of satin rich and black, With beaded gimp around the legs And buttons up the back. Each day I take it from the box In which it folded lies, To gaze upon its sable sheen With fascinated eyes. I shake it out. and smooth it down, On sofa, chair or bed, Its shining, bifurcated length Admiringly I spread. Then for its narrow box again I mournfully prepare it, Because I havn't got. the nerve To put it on and wear it. New York Pre3S. Smith Discusses Crime. James II. Smith, Chief of Detec tives, while talking yesterday about youth and crime, agreed with Judge O'Sullivan of New York, who said most of the crime in this country is committed by persons between 17 and 24 years old. "Ninety per cent of the crime in this country," is committed by boys and young men between the ages of 17 and 24 years. "One reason for this is that the older criminal lack one incentive to crime that appeals strongly to boys. The old criminal gets to be an old story. He is spotted whenever he appears in a new town and is pick ed up and turned loose time after time. 'The newspapers pay little atten tion to him and he has lost all zest for notoriety. "But it is not so with the boy. When he sets out to be a criminal he enters a new world. "When the news of his depreda tions appears in the papers, some times grossly exaggerated by yellow journals, he gloats over the notoriety he has achieved. He loves it, and when he gets the chance he does other and worse things. He wants to repeat the experience." Post Dispatch. We have received a bunch of postal cards from the American rotective Tariff league opposing the Canadian tariff agreement and requesting us to have them signed and forwarded to our represe.ita iives in congress. , This league is sparing no expense to defeat the reciprocity agreement This is cer taiuly enough to make every demo crat be for it. It in our judgement will be the opening of a period of prosperity for North America never equaled in the past. Along with it will certainly go reasonable tariff reform. It will be the beginning of reforms that will stop the piling up of the mammoth unearned fortunes Missouri's representatives are of course solidly for it. Ex. Did Her Best. A little girl sat in a doctor's of fice waiting patiently until her mother's turn came to go to the dentist's chair. The room was fill ed with patients, for it was the common waiting room for four doc tors Every one tat and watched A. I I It J 1 .11. . . uie cnuu, wno smuea at eacn in turn, beginning at the right and go ing around in a circle. She re ceived some pleasant responses at first, but finally they grew scarce. Nothing daunted, she kept right on making grimaces until her mother in exasperation said: "Julia, what are you doing?" "Don't I have to, mother?" And the little maid pointed to a sign tacked up over the stenographer's desk, "Keep on Smiling." Lippin cott's. Stirrinf Times In Bowling Green. Hosea Biglow admitted that "there wuz fun to a cornwallis." by which forgotten word, reminiscent of a great event at Yorktown, Va. was meant a militia muster or a parade - one of the great occasions for merry-making as late as 1840 as we know from "the navels of an English 8rmy officer in this country So there was fun at a spelling bee and still is where the bee mana ges to survives. Modern pedagogic methods are fatal to it. The school children now do not learn their let ters they just read them. The lit tle boy who after encountering the alphabet wondered if it were worth while to go through so much to get so little was born too soon. Little boys born now do not have to go through the alphabet they do not learn to spell; their deficencies in this direction are on record in the lamentations of many of the Eng lish departments of our colleges. j And not learning to spell they j cannot have the joys, the thrills, j the triumphs of the spelling bee but in Bowling Green, in Ole Mizzourah they can spell. The circus doesn't j Hraw a drfatap nrrAiA than a rpppnf ' spelling bee which crowded the Pike county court house to its utmost capacity. Twenty-three sturdy youths and maidens of marked ne monic might lined up in the contest umpired by the County Commis sioner ot schools, len tnousanu words had been carefully selected to discomfit them, yet after twelve hours with thefloorofthecourthouse knee-deep with dismembered words six gladiators survived and the struggle was adjourned till the fol lowing day. For five more hours the contest raged and one by one four more of the aspirants for literary fame suc cumbed. Misses Margaret Patter son and Ruth Crenshaw were the sole survivors of the band of twenty-three. Then Margaret put up a superfluous "p" and all her hopes into "sepulchre" and Ruth remained the proudest and most distinguish ed person in Pike county, Mizzou rah In seventeen hours 2.500 words had been analzyed into their tonstitutent elements and Pike county will long resound with the praises of the star spellers. Phila delphia Record. A Ship Three Bfocks Long. The managers of the White Star Steamship line has announced that the Olympic, the leviathan which has been building at Belfast for four years and is the largest vessel that was ever floated, will sail on her maiden voyage to the United States on the 14th of June and will be followed a few months later by her sister ship, the Titanic, which is of similar size and carrying ca pacity. It was supposed by lay men that the limit had been reach ed when the keels of these monster had been laid, but now comes the Hamburg American Company with the announcement that the Vulcan shipyard at Stettin has laid the kneel of a ship for that company to be called the "Europa" which is 891 feet in length, or 21 feet bnger, four feet wider, has a larger ton nage by 5,000 tons and a horse power greater by 10,000 than the Olympic, and be capable of carry ing 4,250 passengers, or 1,000 more than anything that floats. It will also be the most expensive ever built, costing $7,500,000. The Europa will be 160 feet longer than the capitol at Washing ton; she will be, 326 feet longer than the Washington monument is high, and if set up on her 'stern her bow would reach higher than the lantern on the tower of the Metro politan Insurance Building in New York, which is the tallest object created by human hands. The expansion of the steamship, both of mercantile marine and of the fighting class, is as remarkable as the development of any other science or trade, and the rivalry for the supremacy of the sea between the merchant lines is as keen ' as between the navies pf the great powers, notwithstanding the fact that (be government of the United States is about tA prosecute the former for beng friendly-Ex WILL BE UGGY DAY AT Jaeger's Hardware. If you want some thing EXTRA AT A LOW PRICE don't fail to call at our store. Yours, Ma Jaeser. Card of Thanks. We take this method of thanking the neighbors and friends for their kindness and rememberances in our sad bereavement, caused by the death of husband and father. Also the floral offerings and for their kind attention in sickness in our family during the past winter. Mrs. Mary Hardesty and Family. Garden Seed. The Democrat is in receipt of a ot of garden seed for free distribu- tidn with the compliments of Con gressman W. W. Rucker. Call early as they will soon be gone. None will be given to children unless on written order from parents. Salt on Land. One of the effects of the use of salt on land is to increase the capa city of the soil for retaining mois ture. About one barrel per acre has been known to benefit grass during periods of drouth, the salt being applied in May. Kainit con tains a large proportion of salt, as well as about 12 per cent of potash, and may be used in preference. Mrs. E. C. Swan of Franklin. Mo., who has been visiting in Hunnewell for some time, changed cars here Friday on her way home. While here Mrs. Swan was the guest of her friends, Rev. and Mrs. W. P. Wynn, of this city. , The fine stepper, Heir-at-law 2.13 1-4, goes to II. E. Clark's train ing stables this season. C. P. Donovan was in Shelbina on business Tuesday. GREAT EXCITEMENT ON NORTH MAIN STREET! Groceries of all kinds are being offered at prices to satisfy the most exacting. Our goods are fresh and up-to-date in , every respect including, canned goods, dried fruits, green fruits in season and every thing in the grocery line. SEE THE NICE PREMIUMS. A LIFE SIZED PORTRAIT ABSOLUTELY FREE! When the amount of your purchases reaches ten dollars in cash or produce we will present a life sized portait in Cray on, Pastel or Platinoid made from photo you give us. Teh dollars cash or produce purchase for each additional head photo. . SSSS:-::',- J. S. HARRIS. E. W. Harland is straightening up and putting the Bebbs Jewelry Store in order. The new firm will be ready for business in a day or two. J. S. Harris will enlarge your Picture absolutely FREE, with each Ten Dollars worth of goods purchas ed, cash or produce. The agents will call and see you. 4-27. John White and wife were at the bedside of their aunt, Mrs. Andy Sullivan of Perry part of last week. Remember band and orchestra at Gem Theatre every Tuesday even ing. Proceees for the band. Mrs. J. S. Stephenson returned from Madison, Saturday, where she visited friends and relatives. Walter H. Moss was in Quincy Monday to consult Dr. Christie. He is not getting along as well as his friends desire. Band and orchestra at the Gem Theatre every Tuesday evening. Proceeds for benefit of the band. Mis Mayme Westhoff returned to Quincy, where she is attending college. Sunday, after a Weeks visit with her mother. Mrs. E. J. Hubbard is the guest of friends and relatives in and near Hunnewell. John Duer and Claude Herron of Hunnewell, were Monroe visitors Tuesday. Under the new law the license on a 60 horse power automobile is $25 per year and on a 20 h. p. machine the license is $4 per year. r-' :.