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ll I lit 1 lsh Aug. 5 1" 1 Clearance Sale! From Aug. 5 to Aug. 10, inclusive, we will offer at greatly reduced prices our complete line of Fur niture. EVERY PIECE will be included in this 6 days sale and those in need of anything in the Furniture line should take advantage of the ex ceedingly low prices offered. Our Furniture Stock is new and complete, having been selected with care from the leading furniture dealers of the country, and at such pri ces you are assured of good Values. Following is a few of the Bargains: &!.w KitHi.'ii Ciihiiii'l $21.00 1.7.-. Humid (Vnler Tnhlc. . ..$ :t.00 HU111 " ' ll.oo :i.oo Stiuuv (ViitT Tiiblt!.. .. -.oo Ili.oo " " 7.00 ..UI 'IVItiplumc Desk .1,00 '. .'- " " O.nO ,",.r.o Hiass lVilstcaM 17.00 Kim Div.-mt 11.00 l.'l.oi) Hia.-s Hcilstf.ii! ll.oo ID on 10.00 "..no IVnrli Swinu -1.00 17.ini " 12.00 IMin Ciiphicinls 7.00 in. nn - 7.00 I l.nii Folding lied ll.oo i:t.7. ItulM 10.00 lo.oo Purity Fiivlcss Clinker.. 7.50 JL'.nn HuH'cl 17.00 iN.fiO Si'winjr .Mnrliin. 15.00 Is on Sidi'li.uild 11.00 .00 I ;i veiiiol't 13.00 14 nn (hiil l.iln;ir Table 11.00 -.'7.00 l)aveiiurt 20.00 M.nn Lilir.'ir.v T.-ilile 7.50 '.'! :n Chiiiii ('Inset 17.00 1 1 nn .Mission Table 7.50 l.nn Cliillnnier 0.00 k' nn Library Tal ile S.00 I !.:. ('liiU'iniier ll.oo Q'P'TpTAT , OlT HjLrLt Everything in the House Furnishing are reduced in a like proportion. THESE PRICES - ARE - FOR - CASH - ONLY and this sale positively will not extend one day longer than time set, Aug. 10. ROBERT SMITH HARDWARE CO, OREGON, MISSOURI. Amendment No. 1. TIll'IO W. llV . .1 f I Mil l M I tllll i a' t In- gcm-ial I'.i-ct Inn Mil full a Const it hi luiiil ninemloioiit . 1 1 1 i r t u tin- inliiliiiinii M'lio'tl .age fi'Mii n lu years ami i.il-lnj: the maximum !' years In an tml tot iiilit.it' llguto. Tin latter inivisi,iit is f.n ilic iiirini' of oxt mllim iiist nii'U hi tn adults wlioaro mm I unci I h the law I rout taking advantage "I "hthl school work under the auspice-uf tin- public M'llOllI sjstl'lll. Nn objection Call III' raised to this i.nt l.'ttlar t opo-tt Ion . for a gtcat ileal of practical good lias been accnniplislicil along I UN line. Hut tin- provision miking It legal, though not obligatory . fur m'IiooI boards to admit pupils at the ago of 5 years Is rs-citllallj unwise ami ll Is unaccountable that It should have Iccclvcil lliu Iiidnrsenieiil of persons vtlio, If tin1) had rcUcoteil very seilous ly, must h:io icallotltliolnadvlsabll ll.v of sending children to school, ovun tu llm kindergarten, at an age when they sluuhl still bo playing ami developing thi'lr llttlu liodii's without any of the liksoinorosiinintsofscliuol life. Six years Naiuply joungcimngli for a child to la'glu Its si'lionl career. Tito uigiiiiient that the year from "it o I) is a deplorable "loss" to the child anil state ami a deprivation of oppor tunities of whleli elilhlion should avail themselves Is all folileiol. Nor Is the argument any more convincing that other states purmlt tills year of the llttlu one's life to be devoted to school work- work which Is Just as arduous for the woo pupils as that of the inorti advanced grades Is for pupils whoso julnds ami bodies have grown ami de veloped with years. Tho theory Is en tlrely wioiik. It is. In fact, an In dictment of modern educational meth ods to claim that another year should be added In order to train aiivuntau,es which 'should bo more than trained by the Improvernpntfn teaching methods. The present age requirement was fixed many years ao, when the edit Optional system was in Us Inclplency J Ul IlltUl All liOinlemii All si. on. si. r.n and si'.no and when pitigies was not nearly so rapid .is it niimI.i). The fraineis of tlieeMUslittniiiii wisely gave to tho eliihlieii the yea i of whMi the olllee pedagogues of today aie seeking (ode prlir l hem. A yrai at that time meant uiueb inoie tlian It can mean I 'il.iy wlieii educational advantages aie unieial. A yeai of school today means or it should mean, Iniuieii cly mole than it did lllty yu.us ago. just as the potentiality of piodtieliou In the Industrial uorlil has lu'eii multi plied In liupioxeiiienls in maeliinery and e'iiluueut. It would, In fad, lie wici to eje the childieii another year than to lakeoneaway froiutliem. They aie st ulled and crammed fiom il to i.'l and 11 years until they emerge, from the schools tilled hoppersof more or less valuable data, and at an ao which is far too youiiK' they are start od on another four years' course In the hlk'h school, to lie graduated from that at least two years too youn. AlarinliiK statistics are always pre sented by the advocates of reduced school aire to show that a very small percentage of the pupils who enter the tirades are graduated therefrom and that a lai'Ko prnpoiiion coiupletu only fi oin oue-lialf to three-foiirthsof the triailed course. Hut these nitres arKiie greater thoroughness of the graded course, not by lowcrliii; the school au'c but by a'Ciirilculuiu sutli e'eutly coiiiirelieiislvetoKhealliuplls a thorough uroundli'n lu Ihoeletnent ary blanches, anil k'Id sucli pupils as are able tocompletethecoiirsea work IMK ability to take fairly k'ood care of tlieinselves when they aie compelled to stop school. The graded system cauuuot bu expected to prepapre children of l.'l and 14 or even l."iand in years for the battle of after life. It is askliif much to expect even the IiIkIi schoolb to do this. Hut it Is manifestly unw ise to start children of years tip on the Ioiik grind of seven or eight years. The present minimum of li years Is fully low enough and It Is the duty of the school authorities to ac complish In the succeeding seven or Ami 10 w 55c siiiare yar Pictures 7!c ear ml 'ulght years omre than "the little led school huusir did hair a ci iitury ao. Asa mallei of fact , Ihlssubsiaiitlally Is done. The little led school house'1 has neer been sui passed, in many Im portant respects, but as a generai Uo position Hie mailed school Kraihiaieor today Is on an intellectual par with the hlu'li school graduate of y years ago. and correspondingly I lie a'veragu college giadiiate of liny years ago was no I'aithur along than Hie higli school giadiiate of today. Modern -progics lias made this possible and the child leu of today ought to shire in that progiesN liy being given moie time, instead of having more time taken away liniii.iheiu. I'ut I lug more babies I Into school is too much like putting them In factories and sweat shops. Every Red Cent Oct ii rued to you by the Clillllcolhu lluslness College should a posit Ion not be secured after coiniiletlnL'iliiieoiiiM!. Wo enter Into a written agreement with you tothlseirect. I'urtlieriiioie, you may give us a note for your school ing and pay us out of your earnings when employed. Accomodations not only llist-class, but rates more reason, able than elsewhere. Courses ottered In llookkeeplug, Hanking, Stenogra phy, Civil Service, Court Reporting and Telegraphy. IT Interested, wrltu for catalog.- AM.KX MOOIli:, Pres., 101 Monroe St., Chllllcothe, Mo. - I'rank Kddy and Miss Dora Ad ams, of Mound City, were In St. Jo seph, Thursday of last week, ami while there became man and wife. 1-rank made up his mind to not go to the MoundCltyChautaun.ua without a life partner. Mrs. Hello Hatton, of Denver, Colorado, is here on a visit with rel atives and old friends. She for years was the popular hostess of the Lawn Hotel, and has a legion of friends who are delighted to see her again. TAKING A REOT. M!ke Erljht Explains Snme of the Strategy of the Cattle Pent. Tli ether day a tunti was lijoldtm nut ilie window of the K.vliiiimt' Hand me at tli Si l.ouln S'o.li Yanln. lie mw Mis Mil;- ll-lnlit. native eaitle yalcxmun of (lie National, ilih- ui to the lion nillluu In float of the luillil Iiik, h tup his Iinr8i atnl ouloily si' there iu looked up at a window ami waved Ids hand In response to a gncMiig Cliatieil uhli it pjsser. Hut niosf tj did nothing. "Wonder what Mike In up to. any way?" nuiKcd the mill in the window. 'lt' the bunion! tltiii! of day over In Hie cattle penn and Jllke'n firm oer tallity has t-miic hk connh;mneiitn tii.it haven't Im eu sold yel. Still, tliel'e In Hielr Milesiiiaii iIoIiir nothing out tlide lllnler Ilie lioen." lie. reiolved In ole Ilie inynterj V.'lii-n Mike nliortly ntarted up ld lioitm and nlowly weiil In tliroitgh Dm liig gat'-way. tho in. m In the window Aetit nut the went door mid ntund he hide the niile til ill while Mike luili' along tovsard the Nnllnmd' penn. 'I'here lie seemed lo lie gelug from pen in peti, with tlmt one buyer and then another And these huyern had lieuu waiting fin hltn! Still nidio myntery. Tlie i-uiliinlty neeker went over onto the elevated walk above Hie natlio oatile penn ami watched Mike m work lie wan In one of the penn Willi (lie too or for tli" Independent Pack ing Company They looked at nonie tattle moment or two. ltode nut ami Hip p.ieker'n buyer Htopped hln home wheie It could lillihh' some hay through the hoards of one of the penn iimi fell Into n nlalo of Inactivity. One of National's hoyn opened the gi'te of another pen lor Mike mill In mile in with Armour's buyer They staid only a minute and then Mike went to nn oilier pen with Swift's buyer. Hut iiie.iuwlille the onlooker glanced hack at the llrst pen mil It wan empty! Mie cattle were gone. lie looked fur her mid saw tlieni Just enieiing the Ciilo limine 'l ite i .ittle In the mitoiiiI ( ii were Icing iIiImmi nut. Thoic that SttUI'n nrin hid looked at were nlno helm: roiuiihd ii(i for die alleyway. Mid Mike w.m down the lane entering .mother pen full of calilc. The vlshor wall lied Ida face anil manner, lie w,m p rficlly e.ihu and illiioM eiillroly nllent. He eNprenned 'inccntr.ittmi. "liuesn li'n the kind of saleniii.iunlilp that heghin with the rain .uul wurkn om n system," wan tie idea lu the onleol;. r'n mind. Later lie went up to Mr. Ililghl mid asked liliu. "Why did you go oer to the i :ch.itige liullillim an Idle ago ami alt 'lll on your homo?" "Oh, I oft -li do that If Ini'diicsn In pfenning." he am. weird. "If I have mi extra heavy day t nn apt to null work 'iiitrely and go to luncheon right lu he nihlnt of the selling May not tie hungry at all, lint need the hreaililtig pell. Then I coiiio hack and clean .lilugn up " -wlih li wan. Juki what bu a. id done i time, keeping tin- liu -m watting while ho got hln mind Into 'leif'ct nhape for bin work, like a gen eral nn tin' Held of battle who taken line to consider hln next move before le imiki's It and Incidentally mulling hose huyern feel he wanu't loo mix loun. It alno gave them a chance to look the stuff oxer ami, If the writer In nuy Judge of human nature, put them Into the bent of buying mooiln, because It did not punh them towaid he purch.m" How many of tin have walked out of a ntoit become l lie nalenii'im wouldn't Just nliiml ipiletly untile wh'h we looked hln goodn over ami made up our mli'dn? How many i.ollcltorn h.ie Ion' good coutiactn hy not lunniiig the lci-t.nu Mike llilglit's tlfteeu inlliHien I'erl teaehen? Thero ts no place ua eart'i wluie salenuuiu nhlp can he learned bettor than a stool, yards, lor iheiv Hie niufi .old In of linuieiiH' value (Mlke'n nulen that day lot. ded up twenty thnunnnd dot tarn), and sells at the drop ot the hat In the timiii nclcntlllc of selling con tentn -a fa'cimiilng niudy Kino thin Item would never have been written PUBLICITY MAKES PROFITS. It Applies to the Live Stock and News paper Business. "Tliu publicity which In advocated tn check the trttatn is nut the only kind that In needed. The publicity which In enabling the farmer and shipper to make more money In live Block in initially as Import!. nt. And It In equally an far ndvuncrd, when it comen to comparlsoiin," nayn Hie man ager ot tho National I.lvo Stook Com mission Company at St. Louts. "Talio the country newspaper of to day. It Ib part of ii vast system by which It has tho host naws and lltcra turo thorn In, dlntrlhuted tn it nt a price which it can afford to pay, Thus the country newspaper can compote successfully with the big city dally. "This is n good thing Tho city dally In working for the rlty. Tim country paper alius to boneflt the farmer and tho merchants and bank' ors in smaller places "Hence whatever is donu to make tho country papoin better able to moot city competition the hotter It Is for tho country nt largo. Among the things which tho country press has boon able to do Ib to furnish reliable livo r.tock Information. This Is or vital value. The farmer must be kept In formed. So must the shipper. "Animal husbandry Is more profit able than grain farming. Statistics have shown a larger net Incomt per acre from live stock farms through out the state than treat grata farms." r. B. Munforf, Dean of the Collag I AgrlottHura, Uglvtraity olMUaaeuii. TRAINING IS NEEDED TO SELL STOCK. Same Men Require Their Own Som to Work Four Years at Least, "Mow lung dot's it taku to loam to nell live ntuck? Well, I don't know. Some men never learn, Othcis are fairly ipilck at It, Hut nobody can lout n It except by yens of experi ence," niiyn Z.tck Moore, the tamous hug salesman at the National Stock yards "Take my hoy, there. Hon been In the hog alley with mo for huv erul yearn. 1 am teaching him fast ua I can. Hut It won't be under four yearn Irniu the time he stalled before lie known much of the business. "And a man linn got to ntudy Just the one kind of nulling. 1 lu can't null cattle mid hogn mid mnko u nuccens of both. Tlio hog alley and the cattlo pviin lire nilleu upait when it corned to being in both of thorn the fame day. Tho ling buyers ale a tkinn nil by llioinnelven So are tho cattlo buy em The packers don't employ I ho K.une man to buy tilolt' than one cl.mn of ntufl. And to meet tliono buyers via bale to noil Junt out' class of hllllT. "l.o riling the buyers, Iliullug out what tl oy want to buy, knowing when in go to them with a load and when to ktop away In a big part of tho bunt lie.,. 1 giienn It would take a man coming lu now tit leant three or four yearn Junt lo learn who In who luuul hero among the biiyurn. "A farmer may know all uboiit feed ing stock. A Rhlpper may know all about buying stock for market. Hal nelilier u fanner nor a shipper can come Into a stock yards ami make a success (telling without long experi ence. They may know all about Ihn special animals tin y have been accus tomed to reeding or rhlpplng. Hut i bey unml also know animals Horn all i he other states that nhlp here iimi .duo know all Hie buyers who buy heio tor lotn of illffeleii. ntaten. Just thin one thing In iinngh to keep a man guessing u long time ami you can I solve such ppdilems Junt liy hav ing some np'clal kuowlcilue of hogn or cattle In noui' glieii section. Thin In a National game- thin selling of IHo ttocl.. In iimr senses ihan olio." POWER OF THE PRESS. How It "Coasts" the Live Stock Indus try and Increases Farm Wealth. "Itoeeiitly Hie lutni mntloii bureau of (lie National Stoek Vanln had a chance to oIim'IM' I he power ol the press." Miyn u member ,i in,. National I.lvo Slock Ciimnilstdou Company. "A load ot Arkansas hogn wore sold ut the tup of thin market. Hogn ueio selling ut Kin pot- ewt. ut St. I.utlln that day. So Hie bureau wired Ihn news to a couple of leading dallies In Alkalis is, speaking of tho Immense value of raising emu fed lingn of iiu.ib tty and reuiaiklng the shortage of hogn which had ill hen pi Icon up ul thin mniket, Incidentally compliment ing Alkalis. ib on uiloptlug Mission I uuil Illinois methods of com and hog raising. Ten days later, when, hy a cui Ions coincidence. Hie St. I.unts hog market wan again ut 1s. in, ilnre ap peared in ilie rfi. I.ouls Pont limpati ii telegram I mm lloslon. Arl.aunan, telling about getting JS In foi Its hogn ul the National "We all noted the item and some nf us looked up Cosln u, to Hud ll u Ut ile place of one bundled anil lltly pop iihiiloii unil no m-w .-paper rated among those of u thoim Hid f Itcillnt'oii or over Hut ov'ilocily ll had a Ilie iii'npiipi man on Hie Job of biosting (inslieii, for it nuts) hale nelil thai Item all uxor the fulled Stales the fact of tin appearing as a special in the I'ot'l. Dispatch show lug that it had been sent broadens! mi tin- A i clal' d Pirns when "And when we talked ilie thing over we reallril thai the papers of Atkau mis had dom tin ir lull duty -the Item being lepiliited from the I.ittle Itouk (ia.enc and the Southwest Anieilcuii ut Ton Smith hy other Arkansas ia pi m until it reached (inidieu, wlur' the hnun came (mm. and thus mil mil) Htlmul.i'eil hog pioiluetlou In Aikuii sun lull enabled that slale to gel u good ud, all over the coiintiy" FARMERS AS SALESMEN. They De Well in the Live Stock Com mission Business, "Hole ut the St I.oiiIb 1Io mock market must of tin are farmers," said George Co) tho other day. "That In, wo Slew .'Ii on the farm and learned stuck nn -ho farm. I guess pi nimbly 90 per cent of the members of the Kx change are funnels lint only In tin beginning, but now. They ueior got over it. "In thin office 1 guess about all of them were farm boyn. Mr. Ovoratroet was brought up on a farm In Mont gomery county, Mu. His father used to raise and buy live ntock and nhlp It to HufTalu, N Y , boforu there wan n Use ntock market at cither St I.ouls or Chicago. IMgar was brought right up In the business of not only feed lug live stock, but selling It Mike Drlfiht wns a farmer's tiny lu Bonne county, Mo. and early developed tho trading and business side of hln tem perament. "Of course, the farmer training Is the basis nf success In live stock sell ing, for Uicn you loam how to know live stock. You also learn something about trading. Farmers are the great est traders la the world. Whun they gradual lato salesmanship they have a lg advantage." PorV with more lean meat Is In de suai. and tha bacon bog la more than holding his own. Wis breeders will take afli'e ( these (acts. Frotehi and mltk will H. "HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?" The Question That Confronts the Ll' Stoek Producer. How much a given assortment of live stock In worth Is a iiuostloti in living man can answer. Yet it Is an swerable to a certain oxtont. At otiv rate tho principles which govern livo stock values can bo delned. "It Is woith what It will bilng" Is the way n veteran live stock salesman nt tho National I.lvo Stock Commis sion Company puts It. "You can't got uny more out of ntock than It will soli for. What It will sell for depends a wholn lot on tho mat hot and the n ilei man The ntock itself must lie worth u dotinlto amount that In, It must hao Hie weight and quality that will bring It hi'o some given clunn. It must br nmortod out and tlmt alone ban a lot lo do with what It in worth. A huueli of mixed animals sent lu any old w iy ami dumped Into the pens for the buyrn to slr.o them up unfavora. hi) Isn't worth anything nt all com pitied to these name alilmuln torted out lUlil. pin In with oilier niilmnln of the name elans to hi lug up a .ool shnwuig. wu'eird, rod. nil the cripples, sown. si-'4, sick otien stnieii out and all th- liefer animals ot pieity near Hie s.ittio weigh! logether. Then again the vim' oi u consignment dcpt-mls on tli" huyi'iH. Not Jtmi on what I hey wain to piy that day hut wli.ither they want to buy of that apeclal nalen man want to buy ot hltn been ie ho generally attrmns a Rood nupply and they w nit to encourage hint. Th salesman who -jh keep bringing a guild line ut stuff onto a mniket as shun an this one In In a heucllt to ut cry bidy. The buy em naturally want to strengthen the men who i.i nhle to get Iho ntlilf. So It's oflen tlio cane Hut lei.nin will pay a pretty good price ior a connlmimctil wh.iu the) may no. particularly wuuL tlio Html th.n day. Hut Ih.-y consider it good poilcy to suiud b html a nalen. man wtio may happen in get soaei stun a rule later lor I lu. mniket or perhaps on u day when :h ie In an overnuppl). Prov.iled he hium!. nlion as a nalen. nan, ll don': piy theia to let hln H l ll It go heggiag He t ,n gel oloii tin. easily, lor one thlliu " THE DEMAND FOR GOOD STEER3. The Public Wants the Dei! It Can Get and Will Pay Aee: dlngl. Stem n selling so high its Ihey am at the Si. iuiin market Marts the In ipihy, "Why do pcopln p..y so much tor Ihelr moai?" "ileeaiiso they want coml meat Alno hecalint' cattle urn nc.ucn. TIhmh two icusonn aio enough. They will govern market prlcon here nt least lor u long time to come," nays the tuaiket evpett of tho National. "Tint country has giiiwu. Its wealth ban Increased. Pi opto npeiid money moie (reel) lor what tliey want lo cut. "They Ii iv- learned that It's a groat ploasiiic to eat good meat. Thai It pays. That oiicigy In thus ctoated which can he con veiled Into ounh, The average American of iiu'dluui means liven an well un the wealthy folks did a generation ago. Ho wauls his family to ho well and sitting. Ho known by so being they can light dis ease and that the boys and gltln will do well at school and In biiniuuss and bu able to marry pioperly and bring up ihelr lamllles. "The Iminciihc meat hill or ill's country in thus duo as uiiu li lo bial mi Hie pail of Hie people an lo sctinliy or supply Tho M-aiclty of nupply oveiy one known all about. Drought causes tome nt It. Poor coin in the seel km round this market in iinothei' icamu. The Kaslern peupln depend un this market tor their hent poik. I. noli and "baby heel." 'I'll.- com led pioduct Is the favorite "So our larmeih and feeders bavo bout 1 1 1 c 1 1- eiierga's lo pr iluciug good steers They Unci (hem pioriluhl). oxen win ll Hie)' have lo pay eighty reins a bushel loi corn Hut many things call he red besides corn. Cot. ton nied meal, hominy, hay, rjc,, aie all ptovuig J heli value- llepn'rts from fpedein who kuou what it contn to pioiluce tbe bent selling aidnialn are not a whti dlncouiaged. They are making iiuiney." GOOD SEED CORN. A St. Louis Live Stock Man Shows How it Affects His Business. All coucenin which depend on tl's farm for their success taku great In terest In seed corn. "Many of us here at tlm National Stock Yards sent out hundreds or those circulars showing how to tent seed corn," said a promi nent member of Hie St. Louis J.lve Stock Kxchsnge. "Wo reel that we should do our utmost to stimulate the growing of good corn, "It in what made tho St. I.ouls mar ket tho best In the country for corn, fed hogs, pigs and buby haevon. Any one who looks lutn the mutter will bps why tbe order buyers for Kastorn packers urn always to bo found at Bt. I.ouls, eagerly bidding for the best porkers and boor animals. The lead ing restaurants ard hotels and tha most wealthy home of the Kast want the best pork and btef they can got, and that moans they want the hogs, pigs and cattle that are raised In the corn country, of which Bt. Loula la tho center," Eight thousand dollars' worth af pork saved from cholera, Is the rec ord of the serum from one hog at tha Missouri Experiment Station. Mart than 1,100 hogs war vaoetaaUd with tha serum. This hog waa worth walla jaUaww V 1-vBv-' . .Vtfeiiii.&i t-si ti-n i-yit . -i -)Vj&!ttoi '1 --.1, . '' '