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W. T. YOUELL
Monroe City, Mo.
Headquarters at the Democrat
Use the TRAVELERS
PRICE 23 CENTS
431 8. DEARCORN ST., CHICACO
S. C. Hampton,
Monroe city, "u,
Dim-US :iiul other K'sf il instriiiiienlb tivt-t.
JAMES T, SANDIFER
Monroe City. - Missouri
DR. U. S. SMIThT
2nd Floor Trust ttldg. Hannibal, Mo.
Practice Llmitod to
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
DR. J. I. SOUTHERN, SSSSUf ana
OOlce over Levy's store.
Telephones: Residence P. & M. 240. Bell
151. Office: Bell 58.
R. S. McOHNTIO
Office over Monroe City Bank
Monroe City Mo.
DR. J D. SCOBDE:
Chronic Diseases and diseases of the
Nervous System a specialty- Also
special attention given to Diseases
of Women ?and Children
Bo.n Phones Office Proctor Building
,meriwethek & meri wetukr.
1 Attorneys at Law
Will prAot'cf In all conrte. No
tart '" !" f."rK
W. T. RUTLEDGE, Dentist.
; The saving of teeth a specialty
: Office in Ptdn an Block over Le-
vy's store. 'Phone 56. j
VV. B. A. McNutt, M. D.
OWce over Wood's Drun Store. Residence !
DR. J. S. HOWELL
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Rooms 401 -S-S Hannibal Trust lluildinir
HANNIBAL, - MISSOURI.
S. T. POLLARD,
Local Representative of
Monroe City, Mo.
J. R. B. KIDD,
Satisfaction iruaranteed. Will eo any
where. r Monroe City, Missouri.
The Lone Pine.
Dawn on the mist; above the pines
A lonely pine uprears
Long ghost-hung branches to the
Scarred with the olden years.
The mist writhes upward at the
Of some far-hidden bird;
But clearer grows the sentinel,
His brethren dim and blurred.
So stand, my, soul, amid thy fears
High over wind and wraith;
Across the darkling drift of years
A sentinel to faithl
H. Bedford Jones.
Reason and Instinct.
Inquiring SonPapa, what is
Fond Parent Reason, my boy, is
that which enables a man to de
termine what is right
Inquiring Son And what is in
stinctt . Fond Parent Instinct is that
which tells a woman she is right,
whether she is or not Tit-Bits.
Willis (Jl II VlittLlS
I IVJG A fllADfll
LI AC A VI1AKI1
A;U.r UpcrauGD LtliCu 10 Help,
CartJui Worlicd Like a Charm.
Jonesvillo, S. C. "I suffered with
womanly trouble," writes Mrs. J. S.
Kendrlck, In a letter from this place,
"and at times, I could not bear to stand
on mr feet. The doctor said I would
never be any better, and that I would
have to have an operation, or I would
have a cancer.
I went to the hospital, and they oper-
Z diciVes would do Tn'o JX Born at Mendota, 111., she went to . ' wtoh them to do. country. One of the biggest adver
and I thouaht I would havo to i Monroe City in 1891. and there Ibey insist on sleeping when one ! tisements in the theatrical world is
At last I tried Cardul, and began to
improve, so I continued using it. Now,
I am well, and can do my own work.
I don't feel any pains.
Cardul worked like a charm."
There m vt be merit In this purely
vesc!a Ic tonic remedy, for women
Cardul 'or It has been in successful
use f.ir r.:oro thr.n 50 years, for tho
woniinlv wnaknn.,9 ami
Please try It, for your troubles.
N. B. Wrttr tn; Ladler.' Advisory IVpl. ChatM
nnojra Medicine C., Onlta-H'Ora. T'nn., f,- yJ'-'j'"'
Inttnirtiima, rnvi 64iiire N-nk, "Heme Ttvatmcnt
fnr Women," ent in plain wrapper, on request.
A Rare Opportunity to
Visit California and
Right now the Burlington Route
offers you a rare opportunity to go
to that land of perpetual summer,
sunlight, beauty and health glori
ous California and through the
scenic grandeur and invigorating
sunlight of Colorado and Utah too.
California is one of the finest places
in the world in which to spend the
winter. Think of boating, golfing,
playing tennis or bathing in the
surf, without a single thought of
furnace, fires, heavy clothes and
wraps to say nothing of the con
stant menace of cato'nin cold
If your neighbor has been there,
ask him. he knows. And it doesn't
cost a great deal to s;end a month
there either. Ask him about that
also And it d.-ii'i c.t much
now a days to g' ttline. Ask him
tourist car parties. You can save
j money by taking advantage of this
j service. It will cr.st you consid
! erablo less but youi enjoyment will
be just as keen.
Now is the timp, California is the
place and the Burlington is the way
to go. Send for your copy of our
folder telling all about th trip and
the service today, it's worth reading
even if you don't go, and let me
help you plan and outline the possi
bilities of the trip.
S. B. Thiehoff. Ticket Agent. Bur
Miss Ethel Chandler returned to
Canton Friday after a short visit in
lhe home of L T. Gosney.
wants in the
You can help us make the Demo
crat a better paper by sending us j
news uemsoi your neigiiDornood.
ten us aooui me going and comings
of yourself and neighbors. We wil
greatly appreciate this.
Miss Edna Smith went to Palmy
ra Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. L
Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist
Mrs. William Buckman and little
daughter were Hannibal shoppers
Davenport &. Mahan make Farm
Loans on best terms tf
Mrs. E. J. Crawford, of Hunnewell
spent Friday .afternoon here.
For a first-class hair cut go to
Strean & Son. ,
Teachin Kittens to Look Pleasant,
A great philosopher once said
rea,ness would find a man even
though he lived in a wilderness,
Those coming to the great n un's
door would wear a deep puth. ,c
cording t. the philosopher. The
average tiinbilious young American
howtvr, is unwilling to wait for the
path m he worn. In quest of great-
n.-, Ii: sirikes for the population
ce'tit.Ts like New York, Puris and
Miss Belle Johnson of Monroe
City, Mo., did not follow the crowd.
huug out a shingle to the effect that
i sne was a nhntornnher Sho wn
young and ambitious.
One rarely thinks of a photogra
pher in a small town as being on
the hij.h rond to lan e, but that
dii-i't v.riiy Bi lie Johnson. Town
hli si ns si.iit Monroe Vti wrm.it
grow. It has grown. It has 2.000,
' population, according totown boost
ers. Accoiding to the cross my
heat t figures of the cen-us of 1910,
;it has a population of 1,919.
j Yet Belle Johnson, photographer
in her little town, is more famous
than many Monroe City folks who
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went to New York and Pans years
ago. In fact, she has appeared in j
those big cities and has won medals 1
the story of how she won her lau-
rels as written by one of those who
contributed his part toward wear -
lK. l j .
ing the path to her door after read-
ing that she was famous all over
the photographic world for her cat
When Miss Johnson started in her
little country town she learned that
some things are harder to photo-
graph than others. She learned
that old people were harder to pho-
tograph than 'middle-aged ones.! tere8t the cat Thousands of ama
Thatis.it was harder to get their lteurs who are fond of cats hive
natural expression. 1 80ugnt for this eXpression jn vain.
"All right," said Miss Johnson, i Miss Johnson, for instance, has
I'll photograph old people." ia picture of two cats with a picture
After specializing in old people! 000 k before them. One cat is in
awhile, she had experience with i terested the boos, the other one
baiiies. Babies are very elusive to wants to sleep. Both of them, how
photograph. They will laugh and fVer. have their gazed turned to-
coo and do anything cute as long as warn the book just as though they
tiiciv is no camera about, but the wer reading and looking at the
instant an attempt is made to pho- pictures. In taking such pictures
tograph them they begin to cry. the average photographer fails be-
hang their heads down and do all i cause it is impossible to get the cat
the things babies are not supposed j center its attention on the pictures,
Til photograph babies," said
That made two specialities. One
day a girl came to her studio with
a kitten. She wanted to be photo-
graphed with the kitten in her arms
That presented difficulties because
the cat would not be still.
R'uht there Miss Johnson began
to specialize in cats. In fact, any-
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nuns was iidiu in jjiiuioyiajJU
became Miss Johnson's forte. She,
wanted to do well anything anyone j
else had hard work doing. Animal!
photography is hard, so she has j
worked hard at photographing all
kinds of animals. Her pictures of
kittens have won her the most
fame. They have been exhibited
both in America and Europe and
have won medals at many exhib-
its. She is the holder of thirty gold
and silver medals from photograph-
ic exhibitions and conventions for;
different kiuds of photography. j
In 1906 her work was selected by :
the National Photographers' Asso-
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ctation oi America lor tne position
of honor in the salon.
After she had begun to be well
known she was asked why she did
not open a studio in a larger place,
She was told she would win fame
in New York quickly. She has re-
fused to leave Monroe City, how-
ever. There she won her first sue-
cess. There she has her friend.,
and there 6he is happy.
Her only venture outside of Mon
roe City is a studio she has opened
in co-partnership with Roy Moose
l,t Pittsburg. Kan. Of cour.se Mj;s
Johnson's work is not exclusively
imal pictures. Her real work is
portraiture. The photographing of
CiJ,s an,i other animals is a fi le
m,e She has ventured into difli-
cu't fields because it is interesting.
Some animals are easy to photo-
graph. Cats, however, are difficult
- subjects because they will not "look
pleasant." To get a kitten in the
attitude of fighting or playing re
Quires ,0"g effort. Like children
kittens always want to do some -
tries t0 ,ake a P'-'1""' of them
' awake, and they insist on changing
arouno w,ien you wish to get them ; New York does r ot neei a cem-:SlfccP-
mercial club to boost, her prowess.
Cats will not argue a question. : The people have tound New York
They do as they please without dis
cussiuti. Tint is why thev i.re to
difficult to get pleasing posums.
T mfy haS 'mi TM ''" 1,1
I iK ,twirnrilii Vwi r.i.i.i.vx,. rVl...
f"""'!1 " launciB. mciuy people are orav.n , h.-u tvt ry year,
photographic; plates have been thinking tha is tl.f pi., re. to "make
ruined because the cut changed its fjood." Th,-y f.cr Ur- philoso
position just before; the picture was phers or' old. Thej foiKet that the
snapped. truly famous will hnve a path worn
To successfully photograph ani-1 to their door i t the wilderness.
I mal ' thfl mucr tio iA7-.rlir1 ujiiVi .l
Lu,.,,,,. ,. . Tl .
'though they were human Their
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to consideration in order to gel the
proper pose. Lighting speed cam -
arC ,f ls Tneef ed t0 b"u .the
best results. In photographing kit -
L,wll,. ... .
caught in the right position and
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rPns mr mctanna that, m,,ct Kn
snapped before they can change.
Any photographer can take
picture of a cat. It takes an artist
to photograph that cat doing some
particular thing. In human beings
expression is what we seek. In rats
j we have no equivalent name, so we
will have to let it go at expression.
To gain expression we have to in-
ine photographer who wins in cen-
tering an unintellectual animals at
tention on pictures leaves the realm
of common photographers and en -
ters the rank of the artist.
It is psv tn net a dmum nc,n
, t0 Iook at a book-
Animals cannot be reasoned with
All you have to do is to say.
Look at the book. The cat. how-
J ever. has to be interested in another
manner hpcanse if has nr wav nf
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communication with mankind.
Another difficult feat is to photo-!
graph a cat sitting in any cemfort
able position. A cat will snendl
, hours in a crouching position in :
front of a woodpile watching for a'
mouse. A cat will stand under the '
dripping eaves waiting to pounce
on a bird and never move a muscle.
But when there is nothin-i to be
attained, a cat will not sit in an
uncomfortoble position a second.
Miss Johnson, however, has pho-'
tographed cats in all kinds of posi-1
tions. She has even put them in a '
flower vase and snapped them while'
they were looking pleased. Such ,
work has attracted universal atten-
tention to Monroe City. The work
of the town photographer has done
as much as any other one thing to
cause outsiders to look up Mon-,
roe City on the map. J
Looking over the list of great 1
people. New York has more names
fl -ia7k. wkn ,on k..
IU 1IUUO ft UW, lltUU MUJ VIUCI
city. New York has more million-'
aires, more famous writers, more
famous artists, more famous tnusi-
cians, more famous actors, more
noted statesmen and more noted
crooks than any other city. Ic is
the size of the city that gives her
the pre eminence, because she is
b g mure big daily papers are print-
ed there than in any other city,
More magazines are printed there
thf:ii in any other city. Mure big
financial deals ere consummated
there than in any other city.
The N.w Yoikers St.; f;!l the big
shows first. Thtie the plays have
their chance to win fame and if
! they fail they rarely go across the
that a certain phy has hrid a big
: run in New York.
' without the 1 oo.,tm;, or in spite
She advent". '. rei;. and be-
,w'se of ,,tr -n"
t.' o js iiids of
I Maw T r,nic Qrcip
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Get that shave at Strean StSon s
1 Fortifying the Panama CanaL
! Having invested nearly $375,000,-
! 000 in the canal, the Unite! States
is intent upon safeguarding that
tremendous outlay against the pos
sibility of damage through foreign
ajwar. Fortification of tht canal has
been undertaken purely as an in
surance matter. Ic is sought to
make it impossible in time of war
for any enemy to take possession of
the waterway, or to damage it to
such an extent that the ships of
the United States could not use it
Guas of 14 ami 16-in. caiiber will
be placed at forts guarding both the
Pacific and Atlantic entrances.
: commanding a radius "f 15 miles.
i The forts at the Pacific entrance are
are constructed on three islands in
; Panama 15 iv at the v?ry beginning
of the canal. Flamenco. P-r;co and
Naos, These are huge masses of
; volcanic rock, behind w hich, safe
, from the lite any ship.no matter
j how powerful, the forts stand. The
great .Viraflores Locks are seven
miles inland from the forts, and no
gun at the present time is powerful
enough to send a shell the 22 miles
intervening between the outside of
1 the zone of fire from the forts and
I those locks which control the canal.
' Even with the marvels of modern
I "" 11 u,u uc "5 UU117'1
p'ace M,e' ' eve", 11 WT
-thrown that far, as for a rifleman
; tQ hu a ,ea(j fll a distance of
0 nnn ..ir. mh
mber of Popular Mechanics Mag-
Pay your Ciiy Taxes,
Put in Jars-
The best method of keeping small
screws, heads and tacks from rust-
ing is to place them in small, wide
1 mouthed bottles, tightly corked.
says the Phtladelaphia limes.
: bottles should be perfectly dry be-
Sandpaper can be kept perfectly
dry and in ood wrking condition
bv "ollin lt and kteuil'g t n a
wide mouthed jar and s:rewing
aown Ine "u-
Strean & Son will give you the
ost up-to-date hair cut
Mesdames W. H. Wadsworth and
J H. Brooks and son, Charles were
here shopping Saturday
Percent, pay them and stop it
The Interest on your taxes is 12
i i i
R. L Robinson and family spent
part of the week with Hunnewell