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EITER The PostalJTete2raph-CaW Company (Incorporated) tmnsrrilts and delivwttWj night tettwjrtm ubject to th tflrmsindtondttlotis printed en thtback of thUblan.' curence m. mackay. pmiont. RCCEIVEO AT i ' DKUVKKY No. 193 DE, tt j 148 Paicl Uighf letter Detroit, Mifch., Aug. 9, 1911. JTIAUDERS TflEUTY again naao clean sweep awarded 'first and! Second all the prizes there were in her class in ten days reliability run Minneapolis to Helena Montana. Hardest oontest any light car) (ever entered one thousand three hundred ninety miles over mountains; and plains worst roads In America and' rained most every day mud huh fleep rThe two FIAITDERS were only cars in her class to finish with perfect scores and only one other car of any price a inarmon $2700 finished perfect. Cars penalized included packard stoddard-day'tpt ahbot-detroit ample maxwell cole krit hupmohile and other small fj This is second great victory for STAHLERS TTjiHTY in a month othen was three perfect road scores in Iowa little glidden no other '$80.0 car on earth can stand up with FLAHDERS TWEHTY in hard road work 5ni in this latest contest she went out of her class and trimmed tha foSS thousand dollar fellows. R. V. GRAHAM , MONROE CITY, MO &HE SJTUDEBAEER CORPORATIOH ,E-M-J? Pactorie8.; What the French Arc Doing in Africa. The writer has been in nearly all of the French African colonies and makes no concealment of his ad miration for the colonial adminis trations that he has witnessed. He went as an inconspicuous American, with no advance notices and under no obligations to any French official for courtesies. After wandering around for a year in many African colonies he came away with the firm conviction that the Frenchman is the most enthusiastic, the most discreet, and the kindest of the African overlords -and withal the The French Dominion in Africa, Nearly everything in Africa is to day dominated by three great ovei loads England. France and Ger many. Great Britain and France together control about two-thirds of the continent, the British third by far the more important. Germany owns a small part of the remaining third, but its steamship and trading interests entitle it to a voice in all African councils. . Very few Americans realize the vastness of the French empire in the Dark Continent mainly for the reason that Americans read Eng ligh and the English do not usj finest "builder" in the Dark Contin- ( much ink in the glorification of ent. And he is not alone in this French colonization. Here are some conviction. geographical facts that will give an Take the material side first, since imperfect conception of the area the world insists upon gauging the covered by the Tricolor in Africa, process of civilization by counting The traveler who starts south ud expenditures for public works, ward from Algiers and travels in a No other nation has so many fine straight line harbors in Africa. You expect these along ' the Mediterranean, of course, but not along the western coast, which is pounded by a tre mendous surf from Tangier to the Cape. The writer caught his first glimpse of Casablanca just after the French army of occupation had landed and there was the begin ning of a huge breakwater that would cost millions. He went into the harbor of Dakar (French West until he reaches the limit of French territory will cover a distance equal to that between New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico. If he should start from Dakar, on the west coast, and go eastward until he reach the Anglo French boundary, he would go as far as from Pittsburg ts San Fran cisco. Diagonally from Tangier to the southeastern corner of the French domain; the distance is equal to that from New York City the size of Michigan. Into the small colony of Dahomey could be placed six New Hampshires. The French Congo covers the big State of Illinois eight times. And we have left the Great Desert and its nomad peoples; the Sahara alone is nearly as large as the whole of the United States. If we count in the little French colony isolated on the Red Sea and add the French island of Madagascar, we have something line iJ8.uuu.uuu Aincans wno are citizens or subjects ot France. About 30,000,000 of these are Mohammedans. From "Frenchman and Germani in Africa," by Edgar Allen Forbes, in the American Re view of Reviews for September. A Missourian, a Kansan and a man from Oklahoma were discuss ing the drouth. Each one asked the other what he would do to get through the winter. "Issue bonds and start a lot of public works," said the man from the newest state. "Go to the bank and borrow money on the hope of next year's wheat crop." said the jayhawker. Well, they argued, What do you say?', "Live on last year's sow belly and wear old clothes," said the "show me" citizen, Centralia Courier. Africa) on a heavy cargo-boat and to Portland, Oregon. there were docks that would be a Divide this great composite area credit to New York City. The big' up into its component parts and fit boat ran alongside the pier under them into a map of the United its own steam and unloaded its States and we have something like freight on a capacious wharf that this: Tunis covers North Carolina. was provided with a branch rail road to connect with the main line. They do not surpass the British in providing for steamship service be tween colony and homeland, but. Algeria blots out the States of New York, New Jersey, Penn sylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. Morocco is as large as Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida the Briton builds not harbors after ' combined. French West Africa in this fashion. From "Frenchman dudes enough real estate to . make and German In Africa." by Edgar ! twenty-five States like Kentucky. Allen Forbes, in the American Re- French Guinea is as big as Oregon view of Reviews for September. and the Ivory Coast colony is twice Take your head to Strean's Barber Shop and have them use some of the Fitch Tonic and Dandruff Re mover. It does the work. Try the DEMOCRAT from now until Jan. 1 for 25 cents. f 1 QUIWCY, 1 l .vter4Jftfl 5 Aa1 Hlu4t 100, 10 Utth-j V: :-. -4 t.ir. tftndenta frorj ftiJtrlty ell tiocd Positions our trd..;.i. l. L. MUSSEjLMAN. tntUm. , JCm City B.m '"""-,.' -mii1 Train the Girls. When a girl is ten years old she should lie giwn household duties to perform, according to her tize and strength for which a sum of money should be paid her weekly. She needs a little pocket money and the knowledge how to spend it judiciously, which can so well be given by a mother to her little girl. She should be required to furnish a part of her wardrobe with the money. For instance, if she gets ten cents a week she should pur chase all her stockings or all her gloves, as her mother may decide; and doing this under the mother's supervision, she will soon learn to trade with judgment and economy. Of course, the mother will see to it that the sum is sufficient to do this and yet leave a trifle for the child to spend as she pleases. This wil supply a healthy stimulus; it wil gve ner a proper ambition and pride in her labor and the ability to use money properly. As she grows older these household duties should be increased, with the proportion ate increase of money paid for the performance of them. We know of a lady who divided the wages of a servant among her three daugh ters. There is a systematic ar rangement of their labor, which is done with a thoroughness and alac rity rarely found either, with a hir ed girl or daughter who feels that she has to do it with nothing to encourage or stimulate her in the work. LaBelle Star. 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. Have your Watches, Clocks and Jewelry repaired at Bebb'a Jewelry Store. All work guar anteed. . . Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist Hannibal, Mo. The Children's Song. Father in heaven, Who lovest all, 0, help thy children when they call; That they may build from age to age An undefiled heritage. Teach us to rule ourselves awny, Controlled and cleanly, night and i day. 'That we may bring, if need arisp, j No mained or worthless sacrifice. ! Teach U9 to look in all our ends, jOn thee for judge, and not our friends; That we with Thee may walk un cowed By fear or favor of the crowd. Teach us the strength that can not seek By deed or thought to hurt the week; That, under Thee, we may possess Man's strength to comfort man's distress. Teach us delight in simple things, And mirth that has no bitter springs orgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men 'neath the sun! Rudyard Kipling. Signs of a Poor Horseman. Horses handled roughly, and rushed into stalls without rubbing. cleaning or sponging. Horses allowed to drink their fill, no matter how hot; or not watered at all. Grain fed horses are rested and while overheated. Feet not washed or examined un til horse goes lame. Horses receiving no water after eating their hay, until next morning. Scanty bedding. No bedding on Sundays until night and horses watered only twice. Hay and grain of poor quality and insufficient quantity. Bran ms.sh not given because it is too much trouble. liny-loft dusty and dirty, and dust shaken down into horse's eyes and nose. Harness unclean; sweat allowed to accumulate on inside of collars. Horses not shod frequently enough and left too smooth for slippery streets. Dumb Animals. A Thought. Should one struggle in the water. We would quickly, with a bound, To you offer our assistance. Using all the means we found. But in life we see the people, Who are struggling more or less, Yet how few are really helpful, To a friend who's in distress, Albert E. Vassar. 260 acres, farm 1 1-2 Apply to 9-6 For Rent. Good stock and grain miles from Ely, Mo Node Green. Monroe City, Mo' Fruit drawers I Me Hotice. MILBURN TREE SOAP will keep your trees healthy. Will protect trees from Borers, San Jose Scale and all tree pests. 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