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3.T. OiwLAi..J, -ty liIitor. s,i.go PEI YbnR iterea at the I'oatuillce at Moitim Missouri, as second-dart ir?'trr. "7hURSDAY.TaN.25. 1912. Mrs. Nellie Rodgers visited friends in Paris, Saturday. Ed Worland of Shelbina, trans acted business here Friday. Attorney Mills, of Kirksville transacted business in this city Sat urday. E. E. DeLashrnutt left Friday for a visit at Hurli'iton and New Lon don, low a. New discoveries of gold in large quantities have been discovered in j California E. F. Claiy. of Indian Creek 1 neighborhood transacted business at Shelbina, Saturday. C. 0. L'rwin, of Brookfield was the guest of his mother, Mrs. S. D. Erwin in this city Saturday. The February term of the Mon roe County Probate Court convenes at Paris, Monday Feb. 12th. J. B. Smelser and wife, of Florida, were the guests of relatives !n this city the latter part of the week. Alvin Hagan and family, of Stoutsville have been the guests of bis parents, George Hagan and wife. According to the reports of the U. S. Geological Survey, the supply of petrolium is liable to last for some time as new oil wells are con tinually being opened. "Parisian Sage has no equal. It destroys dandruff and causes the hair to trow. It is fine for falling hair."- Mrs. Pond. Moscow, Idaho. L. M. Wood guarantees it 50 cents. Joseph Hagar of near Sydney fell on the ice one day last week j this purpose, and broke an arm. Dr. McNutt ' Another question is why should was called and reduced the fracture J here be a tariff duty of 25 cents and reports the patient doing well t Per bushel on potatoes when statis considering his rather advanced ; ics 8nw that we have not raised age. For catarrh, coughs, colds, croup, or asthma ask L. M. Wood for a $1.00 Hyomei outfit. He guaran- antees it Use as directed and end ; all misery, me). (Pronounce it High-o- "It is an ill wind that blows no one good" seems to be verified in the fact that during the severe cold weather of the past two or three weeks all the ice houses in this neighborhood have been filled with fine ice. J. C. Finnigan, accompanied by "Wm. Finnigan and Wm. Buckman, i went to Oninr.v last FriHav to mn- suit physicians in regard to the l : . : r i.. i 1 . t t: : th Mr Finni- WUU1UUII OI UU lirauu. Mr. rilllll Han for several months has been w , trr.il hi enmarrtinrt .ocamliln.rl WM sVV sV J UUIIlVtlllll() i VUVI1I Wllllg appendicitis and it may be necessa- ry for him to submit to an opera- tion. Ed and Oney Fink, ui rvausus City have patented a fire extinguish er which has been pronounced one of the best on the market. The Fink hnvs lived herp for mnnv years. They are most excellent. m.. u f nuiiu; young uicu mm a uust ui friends here. The Democrat wishes with their new.! them much success invpntinn , the entire trayful of crockery from ; "Yes?" . During the month of Nov. there t,he dining room. Not even the' "We got another, and then we were 15 deaths in Monroe County saltcellar remained unbroken. With- began to long for a winter place, so caused as follows: Tuberculosis in the dining room husband and that we shouldn't have to spend so other than lungs, 1; Cancer. a;Dia-,wife stared blankly at each other. ' much time in London." betes, 1; Diseases of heart and cir-j What did it all mean? But this was "I ses." ' culatory system. 1; Pneumonia, l;i a. time for action, and the mistress "Well, we have them all now." other diseases of respiratory sys- rushed to the door. "Jane, Jane!"', "And are you happy?" . tern, 1; Brights disease. 3; other i she cried, "whatever have you! "I suppose so. At least. I sup causes 5., During the same month done?" Jane smiled. "Oh, mum," pose my wife is. f She keeps thera 28 births are reported in the ceun- ty. The above information is furnished the Democrat by Dr. Frank B. Hiller State Register, 111.; ' :,t: '.,. 1 1 o P ; . i i 1 : i,i .: A: rt- . ''i' c i Vf:i Mill:; i.i-.i. i . ' in,. I: !l i . ',' i ( -T-! to llii' i :'.!' t',o:i n ; (.'.it' t iii tlii! United Si The United States usually pro duces enough potatoes fur home consumption and frequently son.e for t-xport. Occasionally there is a short crop when it becomes necessa ry to import potatoes to supply the deficiency. The total imports for the past 10 years amounts to 22, 845,634 bushels, principally from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and sev eral European countries. The av erage price of these importations is 48 cents per bushel, the wholesale market price in the countries from which they were imported. This, t of course, does not include transpor-1 ' tation and the duty of 25 cents per ' ' l V. -I , .1 : . -.. ,l. ! UU8,,e imuuu. w u.c uinui iiciiui 11 13 Milieu tiiiu uuriug . the same period this country has exported 10,900,5GG bushels of po-i tatoes valued at $8,413,075. The value of the imports were $10,985. 770. leaving a difference of imports over exports in 10 years of a little over two and a half millions of dol lars. It is shown thai the worlds annual production of potatoes runs between five and six billions of bushels. South America is the original home of the potato but Germany is by far the greatest producer of po tatoes. New York State is the larg est producer of potatoes in the Union. It seems strange in view of the above figures that there should be a shortage in so valuable a crop in this country. Potatoes are produced in almost every part of the country and in most cases it is a very val uable crop. Now the strange part of the pota to question is why should there be a shortage in the crop in this coun try when there is so much land .available that could be utilized for enough potatoes for home consump- tion during the past 10 years. Wants No Assistance. In soliciting advertising in South- west Missouri I was informed by a crabbed old merchant that he had tried advertising and had also ex perimented with goods that were extensively advertised and in his opinion it didn't pay. In surprise I inquired how he had arrived at such conclusion. "Well," he said, "I used to carry Ivory Soap. Pres ident Suspenders, Holeproof Socks and a lot of other things you are always seeing advertised in the magazines, and just for experiment I tried runnin' a little space in the newspaper. The store was full of folks runniti' in for this and that. ... ct . trn.t.c omr,lnvpa rPr,rP. The result was that I had to hire a ! clefk at $5 50 a Week and take chances on him holding out some cas he took in. 1 cut out carrying , cash he took in. I cut out carrying vertised and ouit runnin' nnv npws-i uuu oia woman can lane care ot tne stiop Dy ourselves. -ist. Louis Re- public Jane Oaker of the ' Every woman" Company can testify that Labor be- Heves in the least possible exDendi- i , ture of enery-. She tells.of a C0UP,e who were sittin2 at dinner when crasni aown tne Kitchen stairs fell she replied, "it's only the dinner What a good thing I things, mum. hadn't washed 'em up!" February ' Young's Magazine. , C.-c fV " .'r (.:: . , . : .!. tl ? tl Ir. (j. i ' f: i I '' i, a to d iii "- i i' 1 1; l.!ic w .'j! ! : i e j;lw r bituation at the various plants of the steel trust. He points out the fact that labor in this great enterprise is better paid than it was some years ago and that the corporation has been forced by sgitation and humanity to introduce some reforms and be nevolences, but he ignores things that are more important perhaps. For instance, truthfully says the St. Louis Republic, the ( steel trust has suppressed the labor unions. The greater part of its labor is im ported and wretchedly paid. In many respects the relations of em- ployer and employe are feudal. A steel plant is almost a barony, even fr: r i : . .1 : tr: ifc u.ut3 u. uie.aw uuuuits u umnun at nines iu euier. Furthermore, if there is anything in the theory that extortionate tar- iffs are laid for the benefit, of labor the iron and steel workers who are engaged in one of the most highly protected of industries should be among the best instead of among the worst paid toilers in the world If we turn to the employers' side of the enterprise we find these facts: When the trust was formed in 1901 it was capitalized at $1,100,000,000. a sum more than twice as large as the entire capital of the whole in dustry as reported in the census of 1900, one year before. The "capi tal" of the steel trust is now about $1,500,000,000, more than one half of it originally water. How it was possible to market this quantity of securities may be explained in part by the statement of Mr. Carnegie before the ways and means committee in 1909 that the trust made a clear profit of $15 on every ton of its product. This is what the tariff has done and is doing for the employer. What it is doinfe for the working man in whose interest it is said to be maintained is shown by Mr. Gary's labored attempt to prove that the workers in iron and steel are no worse off than any other laborers. Last year the steel trust did a gross busines of $703,961,424. Its net profits were $141,054,754. Its net profits since its organization in 1901 have been $726,954,174. In that period it paid in dividends $393,926,886, while it has appropri ated from its surplus for extensions and investments $202,827,364. We have here all the evidence of privilege capitalized to the limit and paying handsomely, with a la bor situation that is so wretched in the main as to compel excuse and apology. The hundreds of millions of water in the steel trust's securities repre-1 r.LL TZ IT but tariff. The '"w J",c" r"8 " , - "l . ornthoP h,i, nrnmU nt th OVU. UllWillVl UIUIIVII - a "., kj - v . norti; f nrntontlnn QnH nllinHpr ' 1 V J Vl el utV,l,Hll uv lua.uvs, Hannibal Journal. , i t d,.o:- Vvnen we were poor, remarked the nrosnerous business msn. we . - - lookea iorwara to me ume wnenj we COuld have a summer cottage in 1 I the country." ! ; "Well, when we got rich enough to haveonewe didn't like going to ( the same place every summer. , because U was monotonous, and we looked forward to the time when we could have another lor variety. all shut up and spends most ofher time traveling on the continent but she knows she has them." New York Mail. ' Tiicr. is Genu one in thh c ;t.imn- nity w!. (. i '-uv lii iv t!f ort.or- self to !, i !: ,.n -.011 vi" iii .' look'm J for. 1." :ou eaa find that someone, we wiil make linn a very interest- ing proposiiion, either upon a per- raanent or temporal basts. Circu- lation Manager. SUCCESS MAGA- ZINE. New York. 2-1 Hare your Watches, Clocks ad Jewelry repaired at Bebb's Jewelry Store. All work guar an teed. We have a large assortment of business envelopes, Give us your order for printed stationery. WANTED -At the Democrat of fice all news items. Dr. Hornback Oculist and Hannibal, Mo. Aurist i Our Next President Will be Elected in November. Both Convention Cities Have Been Selected. The Questions Now to be Settled Are Which Candidates Will the States Indorse? Who Will Be Elected? Looks like it will be a very ex citing campaign, and yju will want to FOLLOW IT during the next ten months. Why not follow the campaign closely by subscribing for this low cost combination subscription: MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT $1.00 THE ST. 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LEE LICENSED AUCTIONEER. Will cry sales In Marlon; Monroe, Halls and Shelby counties. Bell Phone to Ely. '. THpSresiuet!'OK M. B. PUOCTOIt Cashier, J. S, KUTLEDQE Asst. Cashier a. jaeger Monroe City Bank Established 1875. DIRECTORS? Thos. Proctor, D. R. Davenport, J. J. . Brown. P. W. Huston, W. B. Arnold, A. Jaeger, M. B. . Proctor.. JAMES T. SANDIFER ,' , j a Licensed UCtipneCf Satisfaction Guaranteed. Monroe City. '':,.) Missouri W. T. nUTLEDG':, Dentist The s.nlfij" of t-.cih a specially 0.,'icc iu iieditiari I-ilock over Va riety store. TUotie 5G. See for Monuments. W. B, A. McNutt. m. Office over Wood'i Drug Store. Phone 29. Residence- DR. J. N. SOUTHERI, Physician aoi. Surgeon. Office over Rogers & Thompson's store. Telephones: Residence F. & M. S40. Be i'o'i. twice: Uellott. R. S. McCLINTIO LAWYER Office over Monroe City Bank Monroe City Mo. Dr. J. D. SCOBEE Osteopathic ' Physiciaa (Jflioe: Proctor Building Monroe City, Mo. 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