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TY. J. ROUSE, Editor.
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nwred at the Postoflice at Monroe City
Missouri, as seconO-ciass matter.
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sale bills,
bill heads,
price lists,
note heads,
letter heads,
address cards,
invitation cards,
pamphlets or books,
any kind of printing
ip Democrat oflice.
Want to Be Postmaster.
Feeling that I am worthy and
well qualified, duly and truly pre
pared to serve the patrons of the
Monroe City postoflice as post
master, I take this method of in
forming you of my desire to be
postmaster. In an interview given
out Judge Rucker, the Congressman
from this district, says that these
appointments will not be taken up
until such time as there may be a
vacancy. It is further given out
that all postmasters may serve un
til their commissions expire. In
view of this and the fact that the
term of Dr. Megown does not expire
until Jan. 1915, 1 do not feel that it
is necessary to bore the people with
a petition now and again when
there is to be a vacancy. You
know of the service to the party of
all applicants and something of
their fitness and claims for the
place. Weigh all carefully, and
then if at the right time to sign
petitions, you think I am entitled
to recognition I will be pleased to
have you sign my petition.
Bring your sale bills to the Dem
ocrat. Miss Delia Smith has been visit
ing Shelbina friends.
Mrs. J. H. Finks spent part of
the week with Shelbina friends.
J. B. McClintic and family have
arrived from Selkirk, Kan., and will
make their home here.
Judge and Mrs. J. T. Perry of
Shelbyville spent part of the week
with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Freeman.
Mrs. George W. Tompkins spent
part of the week at Columbia vis
iting her son who is attending the
Reece Young and wife of Wheel
ing came in Thursday to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Smith of near Hurd
school house.
J. B. Headrick has just finished a
425 foot well for A. Y. Crawford.
The water supply is not so great as
was desired but it is of an excellent
Miss Grace Lee returned Friday
to her home in Nebraska after a
pleasant visit with friends here.
Mrs. James Miller of near Santa Fe
accompanied her home.
The person who wantonly puts a
thorn in the loving heart of a little
child will feel the rankling of that
thorn in his or her own heart some
day, in a wound no laterlrepentance
can ever heal. Frankford Chroni
cle. The revival meeting at Evans
ville is still in progress. There had
been eleven additions up to Mon
day night, eiht by profession and
three by lct'er. Baptismal services
were held Tuesday afternoon. Rev.
mith t.f Monroe City is conducting
the meeting. Madison Times.
Overdoing the Grand Ctan.
In describing how it feels to look
for thr; fir?t timo into t!i? depths of
the Grand Canon, it has become
customary for literary folk to por-
; tray their sensations in some such
striking way as this:
"One glance was enough. My
brain reeled and I recoiled in grisly
terror from the brink. Casting my
self upon my knees and clasping
my companion about his. I be
sought him with tears to take me
Now, if before visiting Arizona, I
had visited the travel alcove of the
pnblic library, I, too. would doubt
less have known some of this grisly
terror on reaching the famous
brink. But as my habit is not to
read about places until after seeing
them through eyes unbespectacled
by litcratuic, the mile depth of the
abyss actually terrorized me no
more than had the. deeps of smil
ing Yosenme.
Inched, that first glance did not
awe or intimidate me at all. It
filled ine instead with a chaotic
sense of power i-nd tranquil beauty
and sublimity that deepened,
strengthened, clarified as the con
fused masses of dome and battle
ment and spire, of fretted cornice
and pinnacle, terrace and turrent
below gradually disengaged and de
fined themselves as the variety and
marvel of color scheme sank into
my soul a color scheme as pro
tean as that of an ingot of white
hot steel cooling rapidly, under a
sunset sky.
In looking over the standard ac
counts of literary terror at first
sight of the Canon, one wonders why
they should be so curiously stilted.
It is almost as though some pioneer
word-painter of the canon had seen
it first at some particular forbidding
moment, as though subsequent
writers, having studied his account
before the journey, had instructed
their emotiontal systems to behave
no less vividly than his had be
haved. The result is that, under the in
fluence of their hysterical writings,
many tourists arrive expecting to
shrink from a grisly inferno and
accordingly shrink from a grisly in
ferno. While others sincerer and
less suggestible, not feeling in the
least neurotic, are slightly disap
pointed, both in the place and in
themselves. For this canon has
been just as much injured by hav
ing its somberness laid on too thick
as that other "Grand Canon" up in
the Yellowstone has been injured
by having its gorgeousness laid on
too thick Robert Haven Schauffler
in November Metropalitan.
For Missouri Farm Women.
Miss Nellie Nesbitt, a graduate
from the Home Economics Depart
ment of the University of Missouri,
and who has had experience in the
teaching of Home Economics, be
sides giving much thought and
study to the problems of the home,
and especially of the farm home
has recently been employed by the
Missouri State Board of Agricul
ture. Miss Nesbitt will devote her
entire time to institute and organi
zation work. She hopes to do for
the farm women of Missouri what
S. M. Jordan. J. K. Wright and
others employed by the Board of
Agriculture, have done and are do
iag in their work for the men on
the farm. Communities desiring
the services of Miss Nesbitt should
communicate with the secretary
of the Missouri State Board of Ag
riculture at Columbia.
Awful Danger.
Two little children were playing
: in the bath tub, and the elder
thought she saw a sudden danger.
, 'Jump out. Maryl" she cried in
great excitement, "jump out this
minute. Trie stopper's come out
; and you'll run down the pipe if
you don't get out quick!" Ex.
Victory and Responsibility.
It was a great victory, but with
j victory comes great responsibility.
To be the almost unanimous
choice of the American people for
the highest gift at their disposal is,
indeed, a wonderful compliment.
The verdict staggered the man to
whom this vote of confidence was
given. "I can't understand that it's
true," said Woodrow Wilson, in sim
plicity, when advised of the nation
wide landslide.
Such a reversal in the politics of
the country is staggering. It means
one thing - that the people implicit
ly trust the great New Jersey gov
ernor. He measured up gradually
to their standard. They do not be
lieve that he will will promise one
thing and do another; they trust
him to carry out the reforms to
which he is pledged.
And he will.
With the Democrats in full con
trol of the Senate and House, relief
will be given to the people without
doing harm to any legitimatly con
ducted business in this country.
Governor Wilson may only be fear
ed by one class those who would
rob the public for personal gain.
Tuesday's verdict was for a
change in governmental policies.
The demand doe j not come from a
particular section, but from the
North and the South and the East
and the West it is one voice one
plea from the masses for justice.
After the 4th of March next the
Democratic party will be on trial.
Its leaders will assume the reigns
of government seriously, with a
steadfast purpose to do injustice to
none, but justice to all. Hannibal
Judge Rucker on Post-Offices.
Tuesday a Courier reporter in
terviewed Congressman Rucker on
the subject of post-office appoint
ments under the incoming ' admin
istration. In the course of the con
versation he said: "In order to
avoid the friction which sometimes
results from heated contests I
thoght, and have announced, that I
would determine to whom I would
give my indorsement immediately
after the election, being sure of a
Democratic victory. Actiug on this
conclusion I have given my indorse
ment for one office the post-office
at Salisbury. At the time I did so
I was under the impression, without
having investigated the matter,
that the commission of the present
incumbent would expire within one
year. I subsequently learned I was
in error in this regard. Upon more
deliberate reflection I realize that
many changes are liable to occur,
and do occur, in the space of one
year or two years. However, I now
think it unwise to take up for con
sideration any application for post
office appointment where the pres
ent post-master's commission has
more than a year to run. No good
could possibly result from an in
dorsement for a position which is
to be held long before applicant in
dorsed could enter upon his duties
of the office. As soon as I get the
information I will publish the dates
of expiration of commissions for the
benefit of all concerned." Chariton
Courier. '
Missouri Has Many Named Farms.
It is said that there are more
named farms in Missouri than in
any other state in the Union. This
is probably due to the fact that
Missouri was the first state to have
a farm name registration law, the
passage of which was secured by W
L Nelson, present assistant secre
tary of the Missouri State Board of
Agriculture. The cost of register
ing a farm name is but one dollar
payment to be made to the county
clerk. Every farm should have a
name. It promotes pride in the
home place, and is an incentive to
better farming.
Sharing One's Joy.
Not sharing one's joy is as short
sighted as to play Greedy Peter
and hoard a cake until too stale to
eat. or else eat it up so fast that
the doctor comes flying. Having:
no one to sympathize a surfeit of
joy results.
A quaint old woman, noted for
doing many kindnesses out of pro
portion to her tiny income, never
would accept praise for her unsel
fishness. "Hoardin one's bless
ings." she would say, "is jest about
as much sense as hoardin' one's
best black silk afore ye knows it
it rots from not usin' and no one
gits the good o' it."
The girl who does not hoard her
joy, who asks others to share her
good times, is the girl whose capac
ity for joy knows no limit. Because
she shares her happiness with oth
ers, is not selfish with the pleas
ures that come her way. people
like to have her around and her
popularity does not quickly wane.
No one lasts so badly as a sel
fish girl. She may be a beauty, a
wit, full of external charm, but if
she has not the charm of unselfish
ness, it does not take long for her
friends to pity her lack.
The girl who helps other girls is
the one who is loved by both sexes
Men like her thoughtfulness, and
the plainer girls, those who would
otherwise be wounded by being left
out, adore her openly and do not
envy her social successes.
How many girls think of sharing
their joys with the old people at
home. If they have been off for a
good time, instead of telling the
family about it, they are as dumb
as a mummy, or, if questioned, an
swer in monosyllables. Yet half
the joy of an outing to the right
kind of a girl lies in talking it over
at home; joy for the girl in recalling
her good times and joy lor the lov
ing listeners in hearing about
But those who would win joy
must share it. Ex.
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, 626 F BU Washington, D. C.
Licensed Auctioneer.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Will so any
Monroe City, Missouri.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Glasses Fitted.
Rooms 401-2-3 Hannibal Trust Buildinir
Will cry sales In Marlon, Monroe,
Balls and Shelby counties.
Bell Phone to Ely.
Licensed Auctioneer
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Monroe City. - Missouri
Ryan's Low Prices!
Men's and Misses'
Children's and Women's
Every Day Shoes:
9c, 19c, 39c, 09c, 90c, $1.23,
and $1.48.
Forty-Five Large Dins to
Select from.
207 N. Main St. Haanibal, Mo.
W. T. UUTLEDGE, Dentist.
The sav'ng of teeth a specialty
Office in Rodman Block over Va
riety store. 'Phone 50.
See M
W. B. A. McNutt, M.
Office over Wood's Drug- Store. Residence
Phone S9.
Office over Roarers & Thompson's store.
J.elolS,c0er!e!Bee4!de',CeF M" m Bei
Office over Monroe City Bank
Monroe City Mo.
Osteopathic Physician
Ollioe: Proctor Building
Monroe Ci' y. Mo.
"hone F & M No. 195
Farmers and Merchants Bail
Monroe City Mo
Capital $25,000;
Surplus $50,000.
H. HAGAN. President
WM. R. YATES, Vice-President
w. K. f. JACKSON, Cashier.
W. M. PATTERSON. Asst. Cashier
W. W. LONGMIRE, Secretary.
Dr. J. B. Corlev. .1 n w
John Shearman, ,W. W. Longmire.
i. jyi. oouiware, w. M. Carrico.
Foreign Exchange Bought and
New business desired
celled Facilities offered.
Meriwether & Meriwether,
Will practice in all courts. No
tary PubH in office.
R. L RUFF I Veterinary
l. L DUELL, Physician and
Surgeon. Calla promptley answered
Office: F.lHntt'a f.l.
- ---- - ... uniu.
P. & M. Phone 262. Residence.
Phone 273
S. C. Hampton,
Monroe City, Mo.
Deeds anil nihpr i.imi ..,. . .
prompt attention. m'wm
2nd Floor Trust Bldg. Hannibal, Mo.
Practice Limited to
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Asst. Cashier
Monroe City
Established 1875.
Thos. Proctor, D. R. Davenport, J. J.
Brown, P. W. Huston, W. B.
Arnold, A. Jaeger, M. B.
Monroe G!ty, Tjo,
Satisfaction Guriuteed.
Hcudquarters i.;e Ojrrocrat
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