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The Last Straw. down the garden path, somber and sorrowful. The sweet girl watched him with anxious eyes. "How did father take it?" she asked tremulously. "He took it well." came the re ply. "Oh. I'm so glad. George," she cried excitedly, throwing herself in to his arms. "Are you," replied George holding her limply. "Well, I can't say that I am, dearest At first your father refused to listen to me." "But didn't you tell him you had $2500 in the bank?" she exclaimed. "I did," came the dejected an swer, "when all else failed." "And what did he do then?" "Do?" echoed the young man wearily. "Why, he borrowed it." London Answers. Alfalfa Meal. Leave your orders with Monroe Coal &. Grain Co. John's Grace. John is a small boy. the youngest of a minister's family. As a punishment for some mis demeanor at the tablerit was de cided that John must not eat with the family at the next meal. So his dinner was placed on a small table at the end of Ithe dining room. When all were seated, the minis ter said: "Now, John, you should ask a blessing'before you eat." This was a : new duty to John, but he bowed his head and said reverently: "Our Father in Heaven. Thou preparest a table before me in the' presence of mine enemies. Thanks for v. the food.' Amen " -National Monthly. '"' ' , If you want a real good buggy for little money call and see us. A. JAEGER, JR. Chinese Save Men First. Had the Titanic been a Chinese vessel, manned by Chinese sailors, not a woman or child would have been saved, according to Henry Moy Fot, special agent for the, Chinese Merchants' Association of America, in Cleveland. It is the duty of sailors when a Chinese vessel goes Sown to save men,' first, children next and woman last This is the theory that men are most valuable to State, that adop tive parents can be found for chil dren and that woman without husbands are destitute. Huntsville Herald. COMING: THE TITANIC DISASTER. Will be shown at the Gem May 16th and 17th. Showing in motion pictures the Titanic as it leaves the port for its maiden voyage, the passengers, also the wreck, the res ' cue of the survivors by life boats, the landing of the Carpathia. In fact all the important details-. Tbt entire world is in teres ted" in this terrible disaster. See at Gem May 17. Admission only 10 cents to every body. Zac Proctor, of Chicago was the guest of relatives and friends in this city over Sunday. Very soon our boys and girls will put by their indoor work and get out in the (open. The best things are the fields, the woods, the trees, the plants, our lawns land gardens. . We must all get out of' doors and be a part of the joyous spring and summer, remembering all the while to do good work somewhere, to make a blessing of our lives some how or else the glorious spring times will not give up their sweet est Hercets to us. Word and Works A RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT Ed litorial in Chlcaao Examiner Point. Out Democracy's Debt to Speaker Champ Clark. No Bfetter flDAPoh veto a mm An VH JackBon Day banquet In Washington iuau mm. oi speaker Clark. It was sound, practical eloquence, backed byjnagnincerit personal ser vice and leadership. He pointed the way clear aa4 straight and wasted little time la scholarly, theories. What Mr. Clark said of the part played In Democratlo history by the Sixty-first and SIxtvAonnrf rv.n..... and the extra session of the Sixty. mvcuua is true Dy the record. The history of the Democratic mi. norlty within the decade Is proven of an men. At the end of Bailey's leadership the minority was In an absolutely de moralized condition. John Sharpe Williams followed Bailey and demor alized it still further, until the nation al Democratic party in Congress had no standing in the eye of the nation or of the voters throughout the ctfuntry. When Champ Clark was elected leader after Williams the men who constituted the Democratic represen tatives in Congress were very largely the same as they had been before. They were not different in numbers particularly. There were still a minority, and practically the only difference was in the leadership, and that was Clark. But that leadership was immensely important and soon began to be fol lowed. The Democratic representation In Congress, although a minority, began under the leadership of Mr. Clark to support the good Republican measures and oppose the bad Republican meas ures and to introduce and be respon sible for the policies which the peo ple of the country really wanted, and soon the people of the country began to realize that there was a small body of men that was doing Its best to represent the people and was really representing them. And as soon as the publlo thoroughly understood that and had followed the action of this Demo cratic minority long enough to have confidence not only In Its desire to be right, but In Its ludament and ahllltw VtoYVo the right thing, they changed tne Democratic minority Into a Demo. eratl majority for the. first .time In fKow, this was altogether leader ship, altogether a question of Judg ment. And Champ Clark was the c-.lnority leader. Notice is hereby giv en that on Saturday, May 12, 1912, at 2 o'clock p. m., I will sell at pub lic sale in Monroe City, Mo., all the personal property belonging to Mary Bell Vanschoaick, consisting of household goods, kitchen furniture ect., at her residence in said city. Philip G. Marr, Guardian. Police Judge S. T. Pollard of Monroe City was among his many friends here the first of the week. The judge has already taken on that dignified air and we predict when his mill of justice gets in thorough I working order there will be uuiner- j ous grists handed out to the natives ' of the Queen of the Prairies. Stoutsville Banner. Wm. M. Meteer announces as a candidate for re-lection as Treasur er. Every body knows Billy Meteer and words of commendation are not necessary. The DEMOCRAT needs the mon ey due us to pay expenses and make some improvements to the office. - i Si ror ims iasr session we have had a 1 Democratic majority In Congress that has acted wlttrthe same Judgment, the same broad democracy, the same devotion to the welfare of the public and the same ability to discover the desire of the public that character ized the conduct of the minority. As a consequence the Democratlo party all over the country has been strengthened. People have come to regard the Democratlo party as at once the genuine progressive party and the sound and trustworthy party, the party of good sense and good Judgment. We no longer hear the name of De mocracy linked with free sliver and anti-expansion and the guarantee of bank deposits and other peculiar and personal policies which for a long time deprived the party of the support of the stable and thinking element of the community. The sound, Judicious part of the progressive programme can now march forward to success because the fads and the visionary fancies have been eliminated from the programme. The real progressive measures that the people want and from which the people will benefit have been the measures upon which first the Dem ocratic minority and then the Dem ocratic majority centered under the leadership of Mr. Clark. These facts are very important for Democrats throughout the country to consider. A presidential election is coming on. The Democrats will have to nom inate a candidate, and they want, first, a candidate who will be able to win at the polls and be elected Presi dent, and, secondly, a man who after he is elected President will make so creditable an administration that the party can remain In power end not do those unbalanced things which will bring discredit on the administration and result in the defeat of the party. Without reflecting in any way on the many able candidates that are be ing discussed and considered for nomination for the Presidency by the Democrats, the Examiner feels that no man better deserves to be discus sed and considered than the man who has proved his ability and proved his Judgment and proved his eapaclty for guiding the national Democratic party to success. ' Who would make a better candidate than the man who ..transformed a Democratic minority In C nrjress In to a Democratic majority? Who would make a better president than the man -who led .that Democrat ie majority in a way 'to satisfy the whole people of the United States and make Democratic success In the next election not only possible, but al most Inevitable. Chicago Examiner. Dear Subscriber. There are several hundred people who owe us at least ope dollar. Of course one dollar is a small amount but all that is due us is quite a sum- to us. We are needing the money and we need it right NOW to meet our obligations. Of course- we know that you are good and will pay but we cannot pay our debts with what you owe us - unless you do the right thing and pay up. Our necessity is the only, reason we call your attention to this matter. Please do not put us to the -unnecessary expense of having to send you a dun and if we should send you one you have no reason to get mad. We get them and to does every other business man. We will greatly ap preciate it if at. least 500 people will each tme in with one or more dollars and please let us have what is due before you forget it Get , your electric light lamps from A. Jaeger. Jr. MesdamesA. C. and T.C. Balliett, Samuel Cox, Misses Pauline and Willie Co, spent Thursday with Mrs. Dora L Hallock. Cure that tired feeling and head ache with a good massage at Strean &Son. ' MissSallie Campbell of Monroe City and Misses Dee and Josie Mitchell of Reed, Kentucky were the guests of Mrs. L N. Carman ahd Mrs. J. D. Tully of this plae the first of the week. Stoutsville Ban ner. , Mrs. N. J. Givens, of Hannibal was in this city Thursday visiting Mrs. Dora L. Hallock. Don't fail to see our Wall Paper before buying. L. M. WOOD. The Gentle Cynic. Many a mighty small man looks down on his neighbors. . The people who believe only half they hear should .forget the rest. No man can be truly happy with out a well developed ability to forget The pride that goeth oefore a fall eventually taketh a tumble to ! itself. Most of us are perfectly willing to own up to the faults of our friends. Some fellows use the same bowl iiv' which to drown their sorrows and celebrate their joys. The greatest disappointment some people have is when their worst suspicions don't come true. The world is slow to recognize genius, principally because it has so little practice in that line. We should forgive our enemies but we oil have a sneaking desire to git square with them first. The people who rornplc.in that life isn't w:rih living are not the ones who try to make it so. Men tell me of the shrewd game they are playing on other people and then expect me to believe they will play fair with me Ex. ' Bake sale at Wade &. Dowson's next Saturday afternoon by the Presbyterian ladies. For Rent- About 40 acres of sec ond year sod, on Hagan place, for corn on shares. W. B. Spalding. Miss Finnigan, of Clapper is vis iting her brother, T. W. Finnigan in East St. Louis. Wall paper in all grades and prices. L M. WOOD. U. D. C meeting with Mrs. Frank Proctor at 2:30. May 8th. Mr. and Mrs. A. Brownell, of Shelbina came yesterday to visit their son, Frank Everything in Paints, Varnish, Stains, floor Polish, etc. L. M. WOOD. Miss Lillian McNutt spent part of the week with friends at Paris. See Kratz about those screen doors. May 13 is the date for the state spelling contest at Jefferson City. Miss Agnes Larson of Bucklin, visited her sister, Miss Larson of the Monroe City High school, the first of the week. Price YouelL of Canton, 111., was transacting business in this city the first of the week. Hand the Democrat some money to be sent to the Clark Campaign fund. Bora -To Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Tooley April 26th, a girl All doing welL Miss Sallie Rouse is visiting in St. Louis. Deere and Sattley Corn Planters at A. Jaeger, Jr'a Hardware Spring is here! Get that bath, its waiting for you at Strean &. Son. Miss Virgie Nolen was at Hunt ington Monday. Quick Meal and Perfection Oil Stoves at A. Jaeger, Jr's, Hardware. P. G. Marr was here from Paris, Monday. John McGlasson, the contractor of Lakenan was here yesterday. If your roof leaks Kratz can fix it Eastman Kodaks and- Supplies at A. Jaeger Jr's. Hardware, Miss Delia Ryan was at Palmyra part of the week. Automobiles Supplies at A. Jae ger. Jr8. John H. Willis Marshal elect of Monroe will go on duty Saturday. Miss Laud Spalding was a Han nibal visitor Friday. . Base Ball Goods at A. Jaeger Jr's. j The World's all Right. My boy. it's a pretty good world you'll find, If you look straight ahead and don't look behind, Though it snows sometimes. And it blows sometimes. And you think it is flooded with woes sometimes, It's a glad old world. And a sad old world Or a bad eld world, When you make it so. But just bear in mind, wherever you go, That somewhere the grand old sun's aglow! "Git up and git," And a lot of grit Are the things that label a man as "fit." There's a shadow here and a dark place there But you'll find the sunshine is evprywhr?, If ion look for it. Ch;-k rp! Elate, Rub the word "Fcs;i.;;sf c:.f your slate! Meet the knocks wifh a grin. But never give in, And sooner or later, you're bound to win! The Bookkeeper. What is Good? "What is the real gnd?" I asked in musing mood. Order," said the law court: "Knowledge." said the school; 'Truth," said the wise man; "Pleasure." said the fool; Love," said the maiden; "3eauty," said the page; "Freedom," said the dreamer; "Home," said the sage; "Fame," said the soldier; "Equity." the seer; Spake my heart full sadly. The answer is not here " VI Then within my bosom Softly this I heard: "Each heart holds the secret Kindness is the word." -John Boyle O'Reilly. Come to the Mission Pool Hall every evening and get the returns from the base ball games and enjoy one of their lead ing brands of cigars. Melvin Bricker had the misfor tune to loose a fine mare last Fri day. Mr. Bricker had recently re fused $250 for this mare and to add to this loss she leaves a mule colt only a month old. The mare seemed in usual good health and suddenly without warning fell over dead. Get your hair cut and shave at Strean & Son. Best in city. The Chicago meat barons have annonnced another rise in the price of meats. This makes meat, to the consumer, the highest in twenty years. The average price of beef steak has been raised 4 cents over last year. Pork is 2 and 3 cents higher. There has not been a cor responding increase in hoof price and the big packers are the peopl who make the money. Hammocks and Croquet sets at A. Jaeger, Jr's. Manual Arts Exhibition. The Manual Arts and Sewing de partments of the public schools of Monroe City will give their annual exhibition at the school building Friday, May 3rd. All patrons and pupils are most cordially invited to attend. John Deere and Sattley Gang Plows at A. Jaeger, Jr's.. Hardware. A bad fire occurred at Frankford in Pike County Sunday morning. A half block of business houses- were destroyed. Loss about $15000. Fire at the Mark Twain Hotel in Hannibal Saturday morning, caus ed the death of one man and $15000 damage to property.