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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. S. T. POLLARD, City Editor. ERMS $1.00 PER YEAR tered at th l'osiomce at Monroe City Missouri, as secoml class irntiT. THURSDAY. SEPT. 14. 1911. Quincy Ti; To;) Bread at Schafer's. Hon. W. B. Fahy went to St. Louis Saturday. Prof. E. M. Sipplc visitor! his fath er at Bucklin the latter part of last week. Dr. J. b Onley of Indian Creek, transacted basinets in Hannibal Saturday. Bert Lange. and family returned to their homo in St.:artsviil last Thursday. J. E. Spiker and I. N. Mdntyre transacted busines.-; in Quincy last Thursday. W. W. Mitchell and wile were the guests of J. M. Freeman and wife in this city last week. 0. Wailes and R. D. Christian at tended the old settlers reunion at Shelby ville last Saturday. Fitch Tonic and Dandruff Remov er is good for the hair. Have it applied at Strean's Barber Shop. Mrs, Jas. McAtee, of Hunnewell. visited her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Leake, in this city last Thursday. The aged mother of Attorney General Major, died suddenly at her home in Bowling Green last week. Of course you will like Butter Krust Bread. They all do and you will find it on saie at Elliott's restaurant. 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. M. G. Thomas and family shipped their household effects and left Friday for Brookfield where they will make their future home. Miss Mazo Cross who has been the guest of her friend. Miss Wailes, east of town for some time, left for her home at Clarence, Thursday. Ladies; to put the radiance of sunshine into your hair, to eradi cate dandruff, stop falling hair and itching scalp, use Parisian Sage. L. M. Wood guarantees it. 50 cents. , Mrs. William Westhoff and child ren, who have been the guests of relatives and friends in this city for some time returned to their home at Wichita, Kas., Thursday. Mrs. Mary E. Suttman and Mrs. J. E. Suttman and little daughter, Pauline, left for their home at Monongahela, Pa., after an extend ed visit with relatives and friends in this city. R. C. Dudgeon and family of Audrain county, visited relatives in this city several days last week. Mr. Dudgeon favored this office with a pleasant call Saturday and renewed for the Democrat. Why so much fuss a bout the Astor wedding? These rich snobs frequently care but little for the sacredness of marriage and if they want to get married the church can't prevent at least a legal union. For catarrh, deafness caused by catarrh breathe Hyomei and end all misery. L. M. Wood guarantees it. Complete outfit including in haler $1.00; extra bottles if needed 50 cents. (Pronounce it High-o-me) Jake Rohr has bought the Elliott Restaurant and has taken posses sion. Everybody knows Jake and It is 6afe to say that the business is in good bands and will be kept up to the standard. When you want something good to eat go ground and see Jake. Not Tn Vain If I may help some burdened heart His heavy load to bear; If any little song of mine May cheer a soul somewhere; If I may lead some grieving one To know that loss is gain, Or bring some shadowed soul to light I shall not live in vain. If I may help bewildered ones To find life's grandest clue: If I may steady faltering feet, Or help some heart be true; If I may bring a tender touch To some lone couch of pain. Or whisper words of love andstrength I shall not live in vain. If I may give disheartened ones The impetus they need; Or rescue the oppressed from hands Of cruelty and greed; If I may bring concord and love Where strife and hatred rein, Or be a friend to friendless ones I shall not live in vain. -Frank A. Brctk. in Ram's Horn. When She Phoncsr "Business will be held up in this store for the next ten minutes, growled the impatient man. "Even the prescription clerk is holding i his breath. Two good-looking women are getting ready to use the ; telephone. That is why. When a handsome woman talks over an I open telephone everybody within earshot takes a vacation and listens A plain woman might talk half a day and nobody would pay any at tention, but a gocd-looking woman at a public telephone draws a big ger crowd than the President of the United States. Everybody thinks she is going to say something worth j hearing, and they become vitally interested." "If you are in such a hurry." said the impatient man's companion, "why don't you go down the street and attend to that errand while they are putting up your prescrip tion here?" "Oh, no," said the impatient man T want to hear, too." Ex. i Mouths Versus Cups. j Without at all criticising thej "anti-death cup" movement, we! would like to present the following ' episode for public examination and consideration: I On Labor Day afternoon a subur-1 hnn trnin uaa rtvaAcA hu a lordo ' party of young men who had been playing baseball. It was an ununi formed game. The young men were very hot. They had been sliding bases. They were not specklessly clean. And they were extremely thirsty. Now, it happened that the rail road had rigorously obeyed the law as to the abolition of the common drinking cup. There was in the car no common drinking cup or any other kind of cup. Wherefore the young men stooped down, affixed their lips to the faucet and drank their fill by "direct transmission." Fingers were made before forks; mouths were made before cups. What are we going to do about it? Chicago Evening Post. When the postal savings bank' opens at Los Angeles, California, on the 15th of this month, it will be in charge of Mrs. Bird G. Shelton, as sistant superintendent of the money order division at that post office, and she will be the first woman banker for that city. Mrs. Shelton is a daughter of the late Elder D. M. Granfield a former pastor of the Fulton Christian church and who was well known in this county. Missouri Telegraph. Because a small boy continually said "have went" instead of "have gone" his teacher ordered him to stay after school and write "have gone" five hundred times. The lit tle fellow obeyed and while he was writing the teacher left the room to visit another room. When she re turned the boy had gone but had left behind several tablet sheets, covered with Vhave gones," and this note: Tin through and have went home." f x. The Farm the Foundation of Pros perity. , Sometimes men make the mis-' take of getting the cart before the horse, or in other words, some large classes of men are grievously mis taken as to the relation of the farm to prosperity. During the quarter of a century in which we were min ing the fertility of the corn belt and selling it at the cost of mining to the great cities of the east and to foreign lands, the one thing that we wanted above all others was a market, and a market as profitable as possible. Farmers had the idea j that if factories were increased in number and the number of their operatives increased and more fully employed, then we should be on a basis of permanent prosperity; in short, that the fully employed fac-j tory was the basis of the prosperity; of the country. In England, a free trade ,county buying four-fifths of its feed from foreign lands, and thus largely independent of the farm, this was and still is true; but it is not true in the United States. The basis of prosperity in our country is the farm; and the aim of legislation should be to give the farmer a square deal in both his buying and his selling, and thus en able him to create values to the ut most possible limit. The manufac turer does not create; he merely fashions. The transporter does not create; he merely takes products from where they are abundant to where they are scarce. The middle man does not create. He simply distributes products to where they are needed for immediate consump tion. The farmer alone creates; and prosperity is based on the magni tude of the creation and not on the transportation or ( distribution or modification of form. When the farmer has plenty of money and his employes are well paid, business is prosperous from one end of the country to the other; but when the farmer is living from hand to mouth when there is not employment for labor on the farm, then there will speedily be big, black trouble for business everywhere. If the farm ers were with one accord to stop purchasing everything that they do not absolutely need, we would have a panic from one end of the country to the other, from which we would recover in thirty days after the farmers began buying again accord ing to their normal requirements. There are large sections of busi ness men who realize this fully. No one realizes it better than the rail roads. From now on till the frosts come their eyes will be upon the farm. They will study the clouds, note the rainfall, note the tempera ture; for it is upon these elements that the magnitude of their busi ness mainly depends. They may permit discriminations against the farmer to remain; but none the less they fully understand that the measure of prosperity of the farm er is the measure of their own pros perity. If the crops fall short, the cost of living advances. If at the same time the farmer has not the means to purchase, they know, and so do the broadest-minded manu facturers know, that there is trouble ahead of them in the very near future. The farmer must not consider himself a yellow dog behind the wagon, nor a minor factor in the great business of this nation; but as the very basis of all our prosperity. He will be all the better farmer for thinking so; and a still better fann er if he acts constantly on that con viction. Not only is the farmer the basis of our material prosperity, but up on his rectitude, bis freedom from prejudice and from partisanship in politics, depends the permanency of our free institutions. No nation has ever survived after the farmers ceased to take an interest, an active Vfcterlntiry Phvalcian and iiteiritiiereci; Surgeon. Unlla promptlev answered Office: Elliott's Lit ry Burn. F. & M. Phone 202. UesLdenee, Phone 273 JT I PP LICENSED ' LLX AUCTIONEER. Will cry sales in Marion, Monro?, Ralls and Shelby counties. Bell Phone to Ely. THoS. PROCTOR President. A, JAEGKR V-Pres. M. H. PROCTOR Cashier, J, S. RUTLEDGE Asst. Cashier Monroe City Bank Established 1875. DIRECTORS': Thos. Proctor, D. P. Davenport, J. J. Brown, P. W. Huston, W. B. Arnold, A. Jaeger, M. B. Proctor. interest, in public affairs. When the farms of the Roman empire were tilled by slaves and great numbers of the farmers had moved to town, the nation was tottering to its fall. So long as the farmer keeps a level head, does his own thinking and his own voting, the country is safe; but when he begins to vote as the politicians tell him to, when he begins to sell his vote, then gangrene has set in in the country, and even the city can not long survive unless there is reformation. Wallaces' Farmer. For Sale. 6 room cottage with good barn and outbuildings. Bargain if taken at once. J. S. Conway. C. Blakley and wife who have been visiting their relative, Mrs. Ernest near town, left last Wed nesday to attend a family reunion at their old home in the state of Indiana, after which they will re turn to their home near Lincoln Neb. No Hunting. All persons hunting on my farm will be prosecuted. 9-21 Fred Buhrkuhl. Returns to Louisiana. After spending his vacation here with his pareDts P. E. Rouse left this morning for Shreveport, La.( where he went to again enter upon his duty as teacher of Greek and Latin in Centenary College at that place. This is Prince's second year as teacher in that college, and to be returned to the position he held there last year certainly speaks well for him. But Prince is a Bucklin boy, and Bucklin boys al ways make good when the oppor tunity presents itself. Bucklin Herald. For Raw Bone, Bone Meal or mixed fertilizers see Green &. Maxwell. The contract for putting in a sys tem of waterworks and sewerage at Shelbina was let last week. The DesMoines, Iowa. Bridge and Iron Works get the water work3 and tank tower for $66,755. Goodwin &. Ryan, of Springfield, 111., gets the sewer, septic tank, etc., for $6209.08 The Democrat is going to be a warm article this winter. Subscribe now and get in on the ground floor. Francis I. Madero is the president of the republic of Mexico. Don't forget it Judge W. W. Barnes of Paris, transacted legal business here Fri day. Try the DEMOCRAT from now until Jan. 1 far 25 cents. Davenport & Mahan make Farm Loans on best terms. . tf. Quincy Tip Top Bread at Schafer's. ' R. L. BI.'ELL, W. T. RUTLEDGE, Dentist The saving of teeth a specialty Office in Redman Block over Va riety store. 'Phone 56. See for Monuments. W. B. A. McNutt, M. . omce over Wood's Druf Store. Residence Phone 29. DR. J. N. SOUTHERN, Kco1nanand omce over Ropers & Thompson's store ij-i, omce: Hell 50. leitpnoiies: Residence V. & AJ. 240. Be R. 8. McCLTNTIO LAWYER Otc- over Monroe City Bank Monroe City Mo. Dr. J. D, 8C0BEE Osteopathic ' Physician ORioo: Proctor Building Mo a roe Oil y, Mo. "!,o:ie F & M No. 195 Farmers aui Merchants Bant Monroe City Mo Capital $25,OOOj Surplus $50,00a Officers: Win tt Yates, Fres F H Hagan, Vice-Pres. W R P Jackson, Cashier Directors: John A Yates, J H Robinson, John Shearman, W W Loncmlre. T M Boulware, W H Carrico. Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold. New business desired and unex celled Facilities offered. Meriwether & Meriwether, Attorneys at Law. Will practice in all courts. No- tary Pub1- In office. DR. JAMBS R. HULL Monroe City, Mo. Office and Residence Monroe Hospital Office hours 1 to 5 p. m. Both Phones. S. C. Hampton, z Monroe City, Mo. Defls anrl nthpr 1rrn 1 Inctnimon a rrtTtA- prompt attention. BMDBIir GUBB 31$ Dearborn St., Chicago. DR. U. S. SMITH. zna floor Trust Bldg. Hannibal, Mo. Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. SEE Davis Bros. FOR House Raising and Carpenter Work Monroe City, Mo. F, & M. Phone . W. T. YOUELL f V Licensed Auctioneer. Monroe City, Mo. i Satisfaction Guaranteed. Headquarters at the Democrat Omce.