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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. 'tERMS $1.00 PER YEAR Entered at Uie Postofflce at Monroe City Missouri, as seccmi-ciass maiter. THURSDAY. AUGUST 15. 1912. Chautauqua next. Warren picnic today. Good talent at the Chautauqua. Fine rains nubbins. have spoiled many Dr. Homback Oculist and Aurist Hannibal, Mo. Have the Democrat do that job 1 printing for you. i j Davenport &. Mahan make Farm Loans on best terms tf. I Henry Drescher was here from , Shelbyville part of the week. . Make your arrangements for a j pleasant and profitable Chautau-, qua. Z. C. Proctor and family of Chica- j go, spent part of the week with his ; mother.. Carroll S. Jackson and wife de-, (Jciiicu munuuy iui a visit hi oei kirk and other points in Kansas. Send the Democrat to a distant friend. It will be highly appreci ated by the person who receives it Mrs. A. J. Shepard is in a hos pital at Chicago. Her friends hope she will soon be restored to health. Teacher; You have named all domestic animals save one. It has bristly hair, it is grimy, likes dirt, and is fond of mud. Well, Tom? Tom: That's me. Dr, McNutt reports a nine pound boy at Thomas Dawson's. It arriv ed Thursday. A pair of eight pound girls arrived at the home of Willis Dinwiddie Sunday. Murry Sandusky was nominated treasurer of Macon County at the recent primary. Murry has many friends here who are glad he has won the nomination and now hope to see him elected, feeling that he is in every way qualified to fill the position and he is a most worthy young man. Don't blame Roosevelt. He just had to do it. He believes he is the annointed of he lords and cannot realize that his sword is of tin and his shield of skin. When he is shot to pieces by the rough riders of real politics he will wonder how he ever descended whole from the San Juan heights. LaPlata Republican. The Democrat does not want to place the account of any delinquent subscriber in the hands of an attor ney for collection, and will not do so to those who show a disposition to pay their accounts. If you have not the means at this time, write or call so that we may know that you intend to treat us fair. Other wise we will place these accounts for collection within a short time. It appears that the depth of the ocean at the place where the Titan ic sank was something over 10,000 .... .. The place where the ill fated ship went down was not by any means the deepest in the Atlantic. The greatest depth of the North Atlan tic is suDDOsed to be the denression about a hundred miles to the north of St. Thomas, where the sounding indicates 3,375 fathoms, or about four and one-third miles. The - floor of the basin proper of the At lantic, at its widest part, lies at a depth of from 2.000 to 3,000 fath- onus, wniie tne piaieau , is iouna to be on an average not more than 2,000 fathoms. It was on the pla teau, therefore, rather than in the hasin. that the great Star liner found her grave, Ex. Lessons in Manners. The telephone bell rang and gen tle Mrs. Hillside came all the way down from the third floor, where she had been getting the children's socks out of a trunk. "Hello," she said. "Hello, who is this?" demanded a a fretful femnine voice at the other end of the wire. "Who is it you want, please?" "I said who is this?" "I heard you very plainly." "I want Market two-four-steen." "Do you!" "Who is this talking?" "Why do you ask?" "Is this Market two-four-steen?" "No, this is not." "Why didn't you say so, then?" "You hadn't asked me before." wrs. nmsiae nung up tne receiv- er and ascended to the attic. Again the bell called her downstairs. "Hello." HIT II I . n. a : neno, wno is tnisr once more ' the fretful voice demanded. "it seems to me you are rather curious," laughed Mrs. Hillside. "What do you mean?" "Anything you please." 1 want to know who this is that I am talking to." "I'm afraiH 17Mi'll naim. flrwl if you gQ about k iQ way ,. "Who is this, anyway?" 'That's a secret." "Look here is this Marker two-four-steen." "No." 'Then ring off." "With pleasure," said Mrs. Hill side, sweetly. Once more she climbed the stairs and was recovering her breath when the bell rang". Downstairs she went. "Hello?" "Hello!" shouted the fretful voice. "I want Market two-four-steen!" "Yes?" The distant speaker paused a mo ment. Possibly an inkling of the truth had begun to dawn upon her that illmannered people are apt to find the road of life hard and rough. At last, in a chastened and subdued voice, she asked: "Is this Market two-four-steen?" "No." replied Mrs. Hillside, and added, "I am sorry you are having so much trouble." "Yes, ain't it a shame?" spoke the other. Then, as a reluctaut afterthought, "I expect it's a bother to you. too." From the Newark News. It's In the "Sun" and It's So. We are glad to note that the Sun, Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, is aiding the splendid efforts of the Humane Society in that city by publishing such a timely editorial as the fol lowing, under the title, "Sense of Decency in treatment of Horses." We would like to see these words reprinted in every daily newspaper in the country. Says the Sun: Isn't it a fine distinction for hu man beings that organizations have to be maintained to prevent some of them from being cruel to to the dumb brutes? Every now and then we hear of a driver being fined for beating his team or for working an imals that are too sick or too de crepit to be fit for service. And yet these same individuals doubtless would pray unceasingly for mercy for themselves if they were suffer ing. It is the same as if they were being tormented and treated with out mercy by beings who bad as much power over us as we have over horses. Let every driver re flect upon it in this light. There is nothing more cowardly than abus ing dumb animals, you will nearly always notice that there is a defici ency in the courage of the individ ual who does so when he is put to the test. So it is gratifying that those teamsters who have no mercy in their make-up are of such cow ardly dispositions that coming through the hands of humane agents once is about enough for them. So much for the lack of decency in the treatment of teams. Now for what the humane society calls the application of sense and intelli gence: "Don't put the same load on your horse when the thermometer is at 90 as you do when it is just above the freezing point. "Don't fail when the horse shows signs of becoming overheated to ap ply ice to the head, so as to reduce the temperature. "Don't lash your horse when he is doing the best he can, and feed him properly. He is entitled to a good living in return for the work he does for you." These are good things to remem ber and every citizen should exert himself in the interest of humane treatment for the lower animals whenever he can The Dumb Ani mals. The Mourning Squirrel. A physician, who lives near one of the parks in Waterloo, Iowa, has long had an especial interest in a pair of squirrels which made their home in a tree within sight of his house. One day he noticed that one of this pair was running up and down a certain tree in the park, meanwhile chattering in the greatest excite ment. Finally the little fellow appeared on a branch, holding between his paws the severed head of his mate, over which he was moaning and whining pitifully. On investigation, it appeared that the dead squirrel had been caught and actually decapitated by a limb split off from " the tree by a storm of the night before. The grief-stricken mate would not abandon the body all that day, and mourned over the severed head with an intensity and absorption which seemed almost human, with a depth of emotion, indeed, of which some human beings are hard ly capable The Youth's Compan ion. New $20 Counterfeit Bill. Washington. D. C, Aug. 8 A new counterfeit of the $20 gold cer tificate of the 1906 series has been discovered by the Secret Service, and banks throughout the country have been warned against it. The counterfeit apparently is printed from photo-mechanical plates of crude workmanship on two pieces of paper, between which short pieces of heavy blue silk have been massed. The portrait of Washington is so poor. Acting Chief Moran says, that it should lead to the immediate de tection. It bears check letter "D," plate number 147 and the signature of W. T. Vernon, Register of the Treasury and Charles H. Treat, Treasurer. Found a Petrified Cat . A few days ago while workmen were engaged in tearing down an old cabin on the farm of Paul White, of Fabius township, the petrified re mains of a full grown cat were found in the rafters of the building. While the cabin had been remodel ed and added to, the original part in which the cat was found was built as near as can be told, some eighty years ago. The cat must have crawled into the building while it was in course of construc tion, was in some manner caught in the rafters and walled in. The frame work of the animal is intact and it is as hard and dry as a bone. It has been added to Will Markell's collection of monstrocities and curi os at the Court House. Palmyra Spectator. Married. Cards have been received here announcing the marriage of Mrs. Stella Johnston Bellwood to Robert E. Lee Hays, all of Kansas City, on Aug. 3. The bride is well known in this city and the many friends ex tend best wishes. Escape Summer Ilea Get away from it that's all you can do. This is the greatest State in the Union all right, but sticking around in the same old place espe cially during the hot spell sort of gets on your nerves. Take a vaca tion. Youv'e been wanting to see the west for a long time. Do it this year and come back with a fre;h grip on life. Go via one, re turn via another route and make the entire circle. It will open your eyes. You can see the Yellow stone or Glazier Park country, cross chain after chain of giant moun tain ranges, go through immense tunnels, see the wonderful fruit valleys, stop at Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma, see the "Charmed Land of the American Continent" I to which Nature has given a be-1 witching beauty and a climate un-1 excelled for healthfulnes, and Port land (the famous Rose City;) run' on down the coast through the! tfrpnf' tunruHa nf Wnjk!nji 1 I Oregon, via the Shasta Route, view the great Sierras, see the California Missions, enjoy the luxury of capti vating San Francisco, and the beautiful "City of the Angels (Los Angeles,) take a dip in the waters of the glorious Pacific, and then come home through Salt Lake City (by the Great Inland Sea,) and then through beantiful and wonder ful Colorado, with its great Royal Gorge and justly famous Pikes Peak region (where all the Pilgrims pause) and its many natural won ders, and Denver that gateway to a marvelously beautiful wonder land among the clouds and then back to the folks at home. This is one of the grandest rail journeys in the world. It doesn't cost a great deal either. I'm employed by the Burlington Route to answer your questions, send you our dandy new folders. help you to change the usual way of going coming if you desire, ar range for stopovers and in general be genuinely useful. Come in and let's talk it over. If you can not come, write - a postal will do, say when you are thinking of going and I'll send the folder. J. L Lyon, Ticket Agent, Burlington Route. WANTED! Timothy Seed, crop of 1912, get our prices, See us before you sell your oats. We sell Armour's Fertilizer. NONE BETTER. P. F. Maxwell, 8-1 Hunnewell, Mo. DR. J. S. HOWELL Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Glasses Fitted. Rooms 401-2-3 Hannibal Trust Building HANNIBAL, MISSOURI. J. T. LEE LICENSED AUCTIONEER. Will cry Bales in Marion, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties. Bell Phone to Ely. JAMES T, SANDIFER Licensed Auctioneer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Monroe City. - Missouri Ryan's Low Prices! Men's and Misses' Children's and Women's Every Day Shoes: 10c, 25c, 50c, 75c, 95c and $1.25. Forty-Five Large Bins to Select from. RYAN SHOE CO., 207 N. Main St. Hannibal, Mo W. T. RUTLEDGE, Dentist The saving of teeth a specialty-! Office in Redman Block over Va riety store. 'Phone 56. See for Monuments. W. 0. A. McNutt, M. Di Office over Wood's Drug Store. Residence Phone 39. DB. J. N. SOUTHERN, K'n40"4 Ofllce over Rogeri & Thompson's store. Telephones: Residence P. & M. 240. Be; S5. Olllce: Be.ll 58. " R. S. McCLINTIO LAWYER Office over Monroe City Bank Monroe City Mo. Dr. J. D, SCOBEE Osteopathic Physician Ofiice: Proctor Building Mouroe Cit v, Mo. F'hone F & M No. 195 Farmers and Merchants Bail Monroe City Mo Capital $25,000 Surplus $50,000i Officers: F. H. HAGAN, President. WM. R. YATES. Vice-President. W. R. P. JACKSON, Cashier. W. M. PATTERSON. Asst. Cashier W. W. LONGMIRE, Secretary. Directors: Dr. J. B. Corley. J. D. Roh John Shearman, ;w. W. Longmire, 1. M. Boulware, W. M. Carrico . Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold. New business desired and unex celled Facilities offered. Meriwether & Meriwether, Attorneys at Law. Will practloe in all oourts. No tary Pubn in office. R I RITFI f verinury I. L. DULLL, physician and Surgeon. Calls promptley answered) Office: Elllntt'a T.lvrv Run F. & M. Phone 262. RM Phene 273 S. C. Hampton, Notary Public Monroe City, Mo, Dpprl and nf ta r- ln 1 l.a..,m.n prompt atteatlon. Us the TRAVELERS RA1XWATGUIDE PRICE 25 CENTS 431 S. DEARBORN ST., CHICAGO DR. U. S. SMITH. 2nd Floor Trust Bldg. Hannibal, Mo. Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. THoS. PROCTOR President. A, JAEGER V-Pres. M. B. PROCTOR Cashier, J, S, RUTLEDGE Asst. Cashier Monroe City Bank Established 187S. DIRECTORS: Thos. Proctor, D. R. Davenport, J. J. Brown, P. W. Huston, W. B. Arnold, A. Jaeger, M. B. Proctor. W. T. YOUELL Licensed Auctioneer. Monroe City, Mo. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Headquarters at the Democrat Office.