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COLD BRINGS POVERTY
KNOCKING 15 THE BOOR.
Provident Association Is
sieged in Its New
TO BE ANOTHER RABBIT HUNT.
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IRA, P STEPHENS
rarmsrs of Monro
ml J Counties
Send Game to the City's
Poor for Christmas.
Manager Finney lias received
word from W. J. House and It.
F. HiXSOtt of the Monroe City
I Democrat that the citizens of
Be" Monroe and the farmers of the
adjacent country will conduct
la grand rabbit hunt on Decern.
her 2'2. for the purpose of pre
Milting a big lot Of game to
the poor of St. Louisas a Chrst-
j mas present. The association
has gratefully accepted the
Pettis and Car ; 0fL,r
j The bunt conducted by the
farmers in the vicinity of Mon
roe a year ago resulted in a
From St. Trunin '. publlo
Cold weather brings poverty "hey
of over 2,000 rabbits,
wee delivered at the
to the surface, so the demand
on the St. Louis Provident As
sociation yesterday was greater!
than on any day this winter, i
Over 200 persons applied for re
lief and not one was undeserv
ing. Tliev needeil food, fuel
and clothing. There is a scarc
ity of wearing apparel of every
description at the store rooms
of the Provident Association,
and Manager Finney says that
unless the supply is replenished
there will be great suffering
during tlia cold snap. He re
quests that generous citizens
contribute clothing, especially
overcoats and warm underwear,
as speedily as possible. The
donations should b: sent to the
tsew home of the Provident As
sociation, No. L623) Washington
This will be an exceedingly
hard winter," said Manager
Finney yesterday. "As many i charitable citizens of Monroe
people are out of work as there I and other counties, who have
were last year. Skilled me-1 thought of the poor far away in
cuanics and artisans of every the overcrowded citv. to learn
description apply here every
day for work, that they may
earn the necessities of life. Ex
pert bookkeepers and skilled
clerks come here in
bers and otter to do
Monroe City depot on December
28 and shipped to the St. Louis
The hunt last year was an ex
periment, but its results were
so beneficial, in the direction
intended, that it will be repeat
ed this year, and the great rab
bit hunt for the St. Louis poor
is the talk not only of Monroe
County, but of several counties
It is safe to predict that the
catch this year will far exceed
the former one.
Mr. Hixson of Monroe City
announces that the hunt will
begin bright and early on the
! morning of December 21. and
! the rabbits will be shipped to
jSt. Louis so as to arrive in the
citv on Christmas eve, in time
for distribution for Christinas.
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intr to the kind-hearted and
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5 Have Purchased the J. W. BURDITT
H Butcher Business
And ask you for the continuance of past favors.
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WATCH REPAIRING A SPEIALTY.
Now is tne Time to Subscribe,
As duke of Rothesay, the
prince of Wales is the Holder of
the first d.ukedom created in
Scotland, just 500 years ago.
The British museum is to have
of the method employed by the
Provident Association to dis
tribute them to the poor. A
list of dependent families is
num.- kept by the association. Each
manual ! family is notified by postal to
labor for simply their clothes
and board. I know some of
these men personally and know
be preseut on Christmas and
receive a certain number of
rabbits, the number to be de-
that they are honest and efficient j termined 03' the size of the f am
id their lioes. It is distressing
to contemplate so much need
and suffering. We are doing' '
our best to relieve the distress
and the association is accom
plishing much good.
From all sources there were
."i.OOO rabbit! received by the
association for distribution on
last Christmas. This year
Pettis and Carroll counties al-
Tuesday, Dec. 21
For the Benefit of
St Stephens Church
WHKRBA8. bold M. Redman ami Do vie 1. !
1 ltcdiuati. wilt', liy tlielr curium Deed nl
, Trust dated the th day of Airil. ix;, unci le
i corded In the rtecoraor'fl otHre of htonroe j
County Missouri, at Peed Hook 27, page 1)81,
cull veyed to tUp undersigned w. it. P, Jack '
I nun, Trustee, u 1 1 the fniiiiwiiiir described iteul I
Kstete situated in the Comity of Monroe, '
' Suite of .Mi.ssuuri vir- All or a fronta-M- ot I
j Twenty (2u) reel and three aud one-fourth , a phonograph department in
(8M) Inches on .Main street, running back I 1 8 ' "-..iu.1 -.un-ui, "
pue Hundred aud Fourteen oh) feetdeiicrihed which will be stored, in cylinder
by mueteund bouiidii h follows: beginning ' J ...-.
! ni a point Three iiini.ircii and Tweuiy-Ntiie I form the voices of eminent oeo
M2UJ feet South of the center of the track of the , smiusui ucu
I H. & St. .lo Itiiihoii.l ami Tiventv (2 n teet Rit lile
'.if llo. If. ii..... I ... l...rui.,..., (-iu..l
eight (8), ruuning thence north ami parallel
urtth thoiaiil Range line und Twenty (ji) feet
Kut therefrom, lueniy feet (ill) aud three
and one-fourth (; 1-4) lnehca. tluuiee
Heat nt rlghl anglea with said Kange Llsie
UHU Hundred and Fourteen (III) feet, the nee
South Twenty (20) feet and three and one
; fourth (H 14) Inches', thence wcni one hundred
I aud fourteen (1 14) feel more or lee to the bo-
; iriiiuiui'. Naid Und heiuir in the nortlivve:
i quarter of section Ki)rhteeu (1st in ToWltatllP
irty8lg Hit Kauirv seven '.). west, loqailed In
ouroe (ity. Missouri. Whicli saiit convey-
inee was niitde i:i trust to secure the tiaviuent
Ofthecertalu roinlsory note in su id deed
tesrrihed. and whereas the sai l note has t.-
I come due) and remains unpaid, now therefore,
i hi accordance with the provisions of said Deed
! oi Trtlttt, and at the request of the legal holder
i of said note, w ill proceed to sell the above
described Real Katate ni the court house door
in me city ot i nns, in tne utility oi Monroe. , ,,.,,url 1,,. . ...
Slate aroresal,!, to the highest bidder for a OW lied D tile
The removal of the Provident ready are making preperations
Association headquarters from
the old stand at No. 1117 Locust
for the big hunt, which the
managers promise will exceed
There will be good
music and an elegant
You will have a splendid
time and never regret it.
street to the new and elegant that of last year in results.
; cHsh, ,.t public auction, on
j Saturday, the 17th of Dec, 1598
botWOI1 tht hOUff f nine in the forenoon am!
(ivi'in the ufturuooii of tbett itJf i'' satisfy Miiil
UOte tOffttthuf with tUe enst aud KXpuUM I
executing tltli trust.
v R. r. jackson. Trustee.
Dnted tills Sfttl day of Nov. X.
structure in Washington avenue!
was conducted, so S3'stematicul
ly and expeditiously that there
appreciates the game
which the kindly farmers and
high I v
has been no suspension of char-1 citisens of towns out in the
itable work. There has been
no application which has not
Leen given due consideration.
The structure is not complet
ed. The Washington avenue
front for the executive officers,
who carry on the work of the
association, istinished. The in
vestigation, clothing;, sewing"-
state send to us for distribution
' among the poor," said Manager
j "We wish those who have
j interested themselves in the
I matter to know that their gift
; is well placed among1 the de
serving" families, and that in
manir c.i ses it snnolies meat to
rooms and day nursery depart- j not kllown t,,e
menta are running as nicely as
though never disturbed by a
change of place. When the en
tire structure is completed in
the spring', an additional wom
an's lodge, relief department,
day nuriery, kindergarten and
domestic economy school will
be inaugurated ana tne associa
taste of meat for weeks or
"We will make every effort
and take every step in our
power to see that the gilt is
distributed among: those fain
ilies who are" the most deserv
ing of it and those who send the
tion will be in a position to rabbit can rest assured that
give charity to all worthy per
sons with greater celerity and
When completed the structure
Will have cost t7,0(X). Fifty
thousand dollars of that amount
was furnished by Richard M.
Scruggs. The entire
necessary to build aud furnish
the new home was subscribed
they will not be misplaced.
"Last year the game did a
world of good. It should be
onstant delight to the donors
to know that nearly 2.000
worthy families were provided
with good cheer on Christmas
amount Day, because of their thought
ful consideration of people
who are far removed from them,
lor that express purpose and but in whom they are interested
not one ceut of the money sub- simply because they are human
Cams Wbthebiu., south Cabouna.
The condition of the weather At
Camp la ti 1 1 appropriate to its title.!
three 1kvs of ruin, one of sleet and
three of sunshine eonipose the make
n) of the week just ended,
The reffllnent has once more settled
down to its routine work. but. DeeaUM
of the weather, drilling Im been very
Ugbti two Uri 11 per day and dress
parade t retreat is die extent of our
duties in that line.
Two paymasters were here last
Tuesday distributing October1! pay
amontf the boys, some of whom imme
diately Dl'OOeed t try the virtues of
' the noted Ulue Kidro booze, eonse-
quently, more than the usual number
of arrests were iiiatlc. .noiner par
day is due next week.
Since the 11(0108 of this l'eace
Treaty is so near, the spirits of the
boys are running high, for the gener
al impression is. that we shall be in
the service only a few months.
Mess halls aro still incomplete,
though our private quarter have
taken on a home-like appearance
made so by the presence of s.toves
which aro merely sheet-iron funnels
placed In a box of sand with a pro
longation of stove pipe extending
through the tent.
Our company streets throng with
fakirs of all kinds, but most con
spicuous is the colored woman ex
tolling in true darky language, the
many virtues of hor dried apple pies
and as a side issue, soliciting wash
ing from the soldier boys.
The Dbmocbat wim just handed me
so writing Is
Owe. ltOMT. t.'KANS'fON
STATU OF MISSOURI,!
County of Mouroa. I
By VlrttW Slid authority nf M oritur inn !r
rtVL of the plntlttt "otirt of Monroe dimly In
tiH1, Uoiii ll. Suiitlu'v, ShoriftT of Mourna) boun
ty, Missouri, uuitldau ami ili'llvi rol ami mai
Slid Ollturaii at tile i lettilicr trrm IK'S in iii't.
Court iu Iho partition suit wtharsin Louora B.
iauoba, etui are PlalutlRa, Kxparta lul'artillou.
I will sell al OUbllll VttUdlHI to U) blgllusl
bld4or tor cash In lian1 at tna wval front liisir
of the roiirt house in thu tit ot Paris.
Thi 22nd. day of December 16r8
between tkt henra of nine o'eloek Intbo fort,
iiuou an1! Ow uelnelc In tue afu-moou, .it' that
ilav and during tna aeaslon of the anjourued
Ot'tobar urtii t tu said Oimult Court, itw
fuliotriiiR described real ustate, sltuatud in i J -
County ol Moltrot.' nirl stall- of Mishoiii,: to-w;l:
Tweuty feet oif of iiie cast side of lot idovou,
all of lot Iwvlve nml tin' west half ol lo
thlrtven. In blank etgbt of ISilraid's adilltion to
tlte I'ity of .Ueuror, as llie iiuieis ;iUttcil aud
KOHf II. tMITKBV, sheritT.
Monroe Conitty. Mo
Whtraaa, Obarlas H. Curtis ami xare-v j
CurHs, iii wiie. bv lhalrovrtalu imsd of Trust.
dated Hie Jist .lay of PeeetiiOer, I MM, ami re
mrdediii Ibe Keionter'a nitlee of Monroe l oi.n
ty, Missouri, al deed I'Ook US. iae rii.euti
v'eveil lo the uudsrslinied, lias O Maws,
TrilMee. all llle following dCSOtlbcd Real K
utie. slteateq in iiie Ujunty of Uouree, Stela
ol Mismiuri. vis:
The southeast quarter of section So fifteen
(l"i ami the SOUtUWeat lourth (oiti -tounlil of
he Mortaaast quarter ol suld neellou Hfteen
(id all in tewuslilu Bfty-four on of raugo
eight l). 1 ell Two llitndred ai i. s more of
laaa whieii .. i oonveyeuM made In
trull l aeewte Mia payment of the uerlstu
liroiulssory notes III sutil need di serilieil, and
whereas, thoaald uelea heve beemee due end
reiiialu uiilial l. noiv therelore. in aivortimr- -
with the arorlslons of aald need of Treat, an.)
in thu request of the legal bolder of said nates
1 will unawed to sell llie above described res
estate at the curt house door In Ilia utt Ol
Harla, In the UoUllty of .Monroe. Mule nfore
sanl. to llie blgbeal bidder for Oash, al WUblM
FRIDAY, tUe 231 flay ol Die. K
between tbc hours of nine In the forenoon ami
live In the afternoon oftbalday lo sal fy said
- - - Mill, til, i ...t mill .'IUcIimi ot
delayed until another . L.ll.,-,iuui tin. iiim-
ill AS. 0- MAYKSL Trim we
; Excepting Krape wine, the
: oldest alcoholic beverage
known to man is sake, a rice
wine. It ha- been used bv llie
Japanese for over 2,000 rears.
At Swedish weddings among
! the middle and lower classes
the bridegroom carries a whip,
j This is emblematical of his
authority in the domestic circle.
The telegraph lines -in Chili
I A message of ten words can be
; sent to any part of the country
, for about seven cents of our
i Mr. E. Menken, to whom Mr.
Gladstone was accustomed to
; give large orders for second
hand books, has presented to
the British 'museum a series of
I joksellers' catalogues with
manuscript notes by the late
M. Paul Cambon, who has
been transferred from the em
bassy in Constantinople to that
of London, is a brother of M.
Jules Cambon, the French am
bassador in Washington. He
succeeds Haron de Courcel. who
, withdi voluntarily.
Theaters in Spain have no
! programmes. A bill iu the lob
! by sometimes gives the cast, but
most of the actors remain uu
, known by name. The curtain
! is devoted to advertisements.
I and in Madrid theaters adver
( tlting cards are aftixed with the
numbers on the back of each
' jOR CALIFORNIA TOURISTS.
The Burlington Route has
weeklv tourist sleeper excur
sions, personally conducted (by
a Burlington lloute Agent
every Wednesday from fit
Louis, and Thursday from Kan
sas City and St. Joseph to Los
Angeles and San Pranscisco,
The route is vta Denver, Scenic
Colorado) Salt Like City witu
98 per emit, sunshine through
out the year. Ask Ticket
Agent or write.
L. W. Wakelky.
Ueueral Passenger Agt