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Is the kind that The DEMOCRAT Four Scholarships Two in each of two of the best Busi ness' Colleges in the country and will sell them at Bargain We Do FirstClass Work- And the way you want it in Haircuts, Shaves, Shampoos, Massages and all other work of a first-class shaving parlor. Your bath is waiting. Try us once. STREAN&SON. Without Fear or Favor. The Louisiana Twice-a-Week Times says: In about 1985. when we will have made our stake and can print a paper just as we please our personal column will be a great deal more interesting than it now is. Specimen locals then to appear: Ike Idler has finally succeeded in marrying off his last daughter. The groom has the sympathy of the en tire community. The reported elopement of Ira Sims and Bertha Doll, last week,1 was untrue. It was only another of Tot Skandel's lies. Bill Kredit has bought & new ! seven-passenger touring car. Bill might try paying some of his over due store accounts by running a general delivery and transfer busi ness. Miss Ima Leader gave another of her semi-weekly social functions on Tuesday. It is .reported to have been even more of a bore than the one last Friday - if that were pos sible. We are pleased to announce the death of old John Grouche, which occurred last night. The body will be sent back to his old home for burial It is believed that no local minister would preach a funeral sermon for ' him. You have just read all the obituary he will get from us. Dan Labornott has' bought the first fishing pole of the season. Dan is about as lazy and good for noth ing as a mortal can be. . The next time we see Jim Clever ' talking to Mrs. Nighthawk on a street corner at 11:45 p. in. we are going to say something more about it. One of the Gadder kids died last week. Mrs. Gadder had been too busy with her club affairs to give it proper attention, but she did at tend the funeral. Mrs. John Blatherskite is again putting in one of the largest gar dens in town. Her lazy, good-for-nothing husband claims he isn't strong enough to work. John did however, spade up most of the ground while digging for fish worms. It looks like Jim Nogude and Irma Ditto were going to get mar ried. If old man Ditto accumulates a few more worthless son-in-laws , maybe he'il forget his checker board Education pays hafs big dividends. Prices. long enough to give little attention. his family a The German boy who presided over the soda fountain in the only drug store in an Ohio town was ac customed to patrons who did not know their own minds, and his hab it of thought was difficult to change "Plain soda" said a stout woman, entering one day, in haste. "You haf.vanialla or you haf lemon?" camly inquired the Teu tonic lad. "Plain soda without sirup. Did you not understand me?" de manded the stout woman, testily. "Yas, I understand," came from the boy, whose placid German countenance did not change in ex pression, "but vot kind of sirup you vant him mitout? Mitout vanilla or mitout lemon!" -Ex. 4,000 Bid Farewell to Dr. H. J. Waters. Four thousand people gathered at the Union Pacific depot in Man hattan. Kansas. May 9th, to bid farewell to President H. J. Wate s of the Kansas State Agricultural College. Mis. Waters, and their son, Jack, who left Manhattan for San Francisco, from where they saii for the Philippine Islands. The crowd embraced members of the faculty, the entire student body, the college cadets, the cadet band and citizens. The band played for fully an hour before the arrival of the train and the cadets stood at attention. There is a deep conviction in Manhattan that President Waters will not return to Manhattan. It is generally believed that he will be appointed to some important posi tion as soon as he completes his work in tha Philippine Islands, where he goes to investigate the educational and agricultural condi tions at the instance of the United States War Department. Dr. Wat ers will try to work some way by which the women and children can be taken from the fields and the men of the islands induced to take up the work of farming. A rumor has also reached Man hattan that David F. Houston, Sec retary of Agriculture, will soon re- sign to take a place on tne new federal banking board, and that Dr. . Waters will take nis place in the cabinet. Ralls County Record Mrs. W. H. Cessna went to Macon Saturday for a visit with relatives. OPPORTUNE INVESTMENTS Money is made by taking prompt advantage of business opportunities when they pre sent themselves. That is one of the principal reasons why a business man should build up a reserve. While awaiting a perma nent investment, leave , your funds on interest bearing cer tificate of deposit at the MONROE CITY BANK You can realize on it quickly. Dairy Farming Is Increasing the Value of Western Lands 40,000 acres of Wyom ing scnooi lanas near Cheyenne, the capital of the state, will be sold at Public Auction in Cheyenne June 17 to 21, in tracts of from 160 to 640 acres, one-tenth down, balance eighteen annual pay ments fertile soil, smooth surface, grass covered, well suited to dairy and mixed farming. , Write S. G. Hop kins, State Land Commis sioner, Cheyenne, for plats and information. Let me put you in touch with owners of large areas who are selling at low prices on attractive terms, to actual settlers, and otherwise aiding them. Dairy farming by SILO methods is revolutionizing western farm conditions. A mumber of Mondell 820 acre tracts of splen did land yet available for homesteading for dairy farm ing. Write me. I am em ployed to help you get estab lished on lands adjacent to the Burlington. S. B. Howard, Assistant Immigration Agent C. B. & Q. R. R. 1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. I Love Missouri. I love Missouri with her songs of birds, With her fruits and flowers and lowing herds, I love Missouri with her springs of health. With her mountains of ore and lands of wealth. , I love Missouri -rich old state, With forests big and rivers great. I love Missouri with her churches And schools, And her meadows broad and famous mules. I love Missouri grand old state With her happy homes and a peo ple gieat. J. W. Richardson. Everything is encouraging this year We have history on our side for a good crop. Since 1874 we have had six disastrous drouths and every one up to last year has been followed by a bountiful year. Not a single exception. We think this vear will do as well. Missouri Farmer; Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist Hannibal, Mo. Roach's Advice. The constitutional ballot this year will have at least a dozen proposi tions and Secretary of State Roach makes the timely suggestion that it is not too. early for the public to familiarize itself with the merits of these propositions. Since there is no prospect of there being a con stitutional convention in Missouri the people should interest them selves in passing judgment at the ballot box on the amendments ihat are pros posed at eacn successive general election. He says: "The ridiculousness of permitting an unpopular measure to carry to defeat all that are submitted, good and bad, regardless of merit, should be stopped. The voter should be prepared before reaching the polls to exercise discrimination. That which is good should be voted for affirmatively, and a negative vote should be cast against that which is bad. "In 1910, the people permitted the prohibition amendment to carry everything down, ten other proposi tions being slaughtered indiscrimi nately., In 1912, the single-tax took eight bther amendments down to defeat. Such regrettable results are due more to lack of attention than to lack of intelligence. Vot ers should inform themselves early and not wait till election day to learn of all the ballot shall con tain, "Number one (1) on the ballot this year is designed to exempt the taxation question from the applica tion of the initiative law and to provide for local authorities pass ing upon the genuineness of signa tures on initiative and referendum petitions. To approve or disap prove of number one on this year's ballot is a very light tax on the intellectuality of any voter. "Number two (2) on the ballot is submitted for the purpose of giving the people of Kansas City the power if they so wish, to acquire munici pal utilities. Why should the state of Missouri arbitrarily withhold that power? "Number three (3) is to pro vide for a state levy of one mill for the improvement of the public roads. Good roads cannot be built without funds, and the only way the state has to get money for any purpose is to tax. "Number four (4) if adopted, will fix the salary of the members of the legislature at one thousand dollars per year. At the present wage, most members of the general assembly take the office at a finan cial sacrifice, and many citizens whose worldly goods are limited are practically prevented from aspiring to the office of lawmaker. "Number five (5) is intended to give St. Louis debt-making power for the purpose of building or ac quiring a subway. If the people of St. Louis want a subway, what sane objection can there be to let ting them have it if they want to pay for it with their own money. The bigger and better St. Louis be comes, the greater and richer is the state. "Number six (6) is another food roads amendment. This one is to grant the people of a special or general rond district the power to make a levy for road purposes if the voters of the district so decide by majority vote. Why not let people who so wish build good roads "Number seven (7) is for the purpose of providing by law for the payment of pensions to the deserv ing blind. Who is there that en joys the precious blessing of sight so penurious and uncharitable as to deny a pittance or public expense to the afflicted groping in dark ness? Number eight (8) is to provide for a slight change In the procedure Secretary Wholesome for amending charters of cities hav ing more than 100.000 inhabitants. As sucn amr ndment must be ap proved by three-fifths of the people of such city before becoming effec tive, no serious harm can come to i state from granting the change sug ' gested. The change Jdoes not in ( crease the difficulties incident to ' amending. ! "This year for the first time the provisions of the referendum law will be applied in Missouri. Four acts of the Forty-seventh general tssembly have been suspended and will be referred to the people at the November election for approval or rejection. Here is the first test of the ability of the Missouri voters to do statutory legislating. The first one ol tnese propositions will be numbered nine (9) on the ballot. Number nine relates to the num ber of men railroads shall employ on certain trains and fixes what is known as a 'full crew.' The rail roads maintain the number is more than necessary, and opponents al lege the number this law will re quire is necessary to insure safety. Number ten is known as the 'county unit' local option Pquor law Its object is to control the liquor traffic with the county as the baic unit. "Number eleven is designed to delegate the excise powers of the state over St. Louis to the city of St. Louis through its local officers. The excise power relates to the control of the liquor traffic. "Number twelve is a similar del egation of the state power with ref erence to police control of St. Loui3 The last two are popularly known as the 'home rule' laws. "Other propositions may be add ed yet this year through initiative petitions. These may be filed up to August 3rd. There is a practi cal certainty the woman suffrage amendment will be one of these. "Since there is no probability of a constitutional convention, a lively public interest should be aroused in the amendments to be voted on. The greatest and most powerful agency for the education of the public is the newspaper. Let the 'fourth estate' enlist now for the campaign, so that when November 3 rolls around every voter will know how to vote yes or no on these public matters of such vital interest to the commonwealth." Hannibal Journal. " Executor's Notice. Notice is hereby civen that let ters testamentary on the estate of Mrs Mary B. Vanschoaick. deceas ed, were granted to the undersign ed on the 7th day of May, 1914, by the Probate Court of Monroe Coun ty. Missouri. All persons having claims against said estate are re quired to exhibit them for allow ance to the Executor within six months after the date of said let ters, or they may be precluded from any benefit of such estate, and if such claims be not exhibited with in one year from the date of this publication they shall be forever barred This 28th day of May. 1914. W. R. P. JACKSON. 6-11 Executor. If we work upon marble, it will perish If we work upon brass. time will efface it. If we rear tem ples, they will crumble into dust But if we work upon immortal souls, if we imbue them with prin ciples, with the just fear jof God and love of fellow men. we engrave on those tablets somethiug which will brighten to all eternity. Dan iel Webster. If a man holds an opinion con trary to your ideis. be tolerant You might be on the wrong side. At least, let him have t'ie right to differ with you. Ex. ' Mrs. Harry Scheetz, ot Palmyra. spent baturday with Mrs. Laura Green.