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Democrat. Democrat Printing Co., Publishers Devoted to the Interests of Marion, Mtnroe and Balls Counties. VOL. 1 2 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, OCTOBER26Tl899 Subscription, $1.00 Per Tear, NO. 27 SMALLPOX. RED HOT STATE ELECTIONS The following special dis-1 Hot, hotter, hottest. Weun- Elections will he held next patch appeared In Tuesday's i derstand tint Paris is red hot. I month in 12 States. More than -Globe-Democrat: Paris is not tle center of the usual importance attaches to universe nor is she the center these elections because of the ,f M ! rt .. -. 11. 1 , .,1 I -- . 1 I - ui wiwg t'juiuy. r-aris nas. iuiuunu nnu wiaespreau in been sorely afflicted and in their afllictio.i regular Paris, Mo., October 28. The October ferm of the Monroe county circuit court met at Paris this afternoon with 200 civil cases on the dock et. The alarming reports in regard to the prevalence of smallpox at Paris caused most of the litigants and witnesses and several of the jurors to re main away from court. Judge Eby had been petitioned by many of them to adjourn court and in order to satisfy himself as to the true conditions at Paris, he spent all the morning making a personal investiga tion. When court convened to day the judge announced that only two cases of smallpox could be found iu Paris, and the local quarantine was so rig id that peeple attending court could be in no possible danger. He also announced that court would continue in session for three weeks, and that attach ments would be issued for wit nesses who failed to appear af ter this week. The grand jury was empaneled at 3 ocIock and spent the rest of the afternoon investigating the charge of mur der against Alexander Jester. The investigation will be finish ed Tuesday mouniag. The many friends of William T. Greeves will sympathize with him ia his hour of trouble. His son Homer died' Monday Oct. 10. 1899. Mr. Greeves is now living -at Pbplatf Bluff and baa many . friends 'here. The following is from a Poplar Blnff newspaper: The funeral ot Homer Greeves, 14-year old son of W. T. Greeves, who died of spin-il meningitis on Monday was burled yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from' -the family residence' on North Mail street. Deceased took suddenly ill last Saturday and gradually grew worse until he died. He was a studious lad at school; bright and orderly, and will be missed by his playmates. A SAD DEATH. Just after dinner Sunday Miss Mabel Jackson committed sui cide by blowing off almost the entire top of her head. Miss Mabel had endeared her self to many of the citizens of Monroe. She was respected and loved for her many woman ly qualities and it Was a shock to her', friends in ' Monroe City to learn that she had commit ted suicide at - her home uear Woodland. She, had been'. in bad health for several months and to that fact her death Is at tributed. "Let the dead and the. beautiful sleep.'' She was" bur ied at Mt: Vernon Monday. Rev,- G. B. Smith conducted services. A MARRIAGE. There was a cute interesting wedding at the Holy Rosary Church in this city Monday. The contracting parties were E. 1 lowers, of Louisiana, Mo., and Miss . Binina Dempsey, of St. Louis. Rev. Fr. Sullivan the officiating clergyman. the Demochat and Monroe City has sympathized with her in her affliction, but if her own papers will admit that they have other cases why should she kick because this city cuts clear from her. The citizens of the capital have for gotten their own position. Would their papers under the same circumstances have been as gentle and neighborly? As a health and financial proposi tion Monroe City has been slow to act. Paris knows what her trouble has cost her and that being the case they (the citi zens) ought not to kick, but thank their stars they have been dealt with as leuiently as they have. Gentlemen, put your tempers and your tongues 111 your pockets unless you want to play against a Royal Plush. Smallpox don't go with us. An exchange says that the supreme court has decided that the shade trees in front of a man's residence belong to him, although they may be located on public property. The case in which the decision was ren dered was one in which the property owner sued a tele phone company for cutting off, the limbs of his trees. The de cision is of interests and bene fit to all property owners. The Telephone and ' Electric Light Companies of tliis city are laboring under the impres sion that everything from fence to fence is theirs. They are ruining many of the finest shade trees in the city because the property owners of the city have nut taken the trouble to read the City Ordinances. The Ordinances of the City of Mon roe gives a citizen the civil rights to plant shade trees at the line of the curb and goes further, eiiacted a law to pro tect those shade trees. That being the case 110 man or com pany lias the moral or civil right to trim or cripple those trees. The question is will the citizens of Monroe submit to their shade trees being butch ered any longer? GUARD AGAINST SMALLPOX. There was another case of smallpox reported at Paris yes terday afternoon. That makes four cases now in our afflicted sister city. We deeply sympa thise with Paris but as it would not in tbe least benefit that city for us to get the dreadful dis ease here our citizen feel that a strict quarantine against Paris is only for the ge nera good of our people and is not unjust to Paris. One case here would injure Monroe City more than tbe entire term of Circuit Court will benefit the county. If we get- ths disease at this time of the year it will be hard to stamp it out before spring. Hence, we should exercise great care to prevent it being brought here. There are no small pox iinmunes where clothing is not Changed. terest in National issues, which, this year, enter into, and in some States, overshadow local questions. This is especially noticeable in Ohio, Kentucky and Massa chusetts. State officers are to be chosen iu these States, but except in Kentucky, where the personality of the Democratic gubernatorial candidate seems to be a hot issue, the questions of imperialism and the Admin istration's colonial policy are most in the public mind. In Ohio the President's friends are making a desperate light to save him from rebuke in his own home. In Nebraska, where a Supreme Judge is to be chosen, Mr. Bryan is making strenuous efforts to secure the annrnva 1 of his State in his campaign against the McKinley policies. The result in these two States may be taken as indications of public sentiment on National, rather than local, affairs. State officers are to be elect ed iu Maryland and Mississippi. The result iu Mississippi is, of course, a foregone conclusion. Mary laud would be safely Demo cratic were it not tor factional fights which endanger the tick et. A State Treasurer and two Supreme Court Judges will be elected in Pennsylvania, where the. Republicans are sure of vic tory; in New York, members-of-the. Assembly and one Congress man, iu New Jersey a Legislat ure and in South Dakota a Su preme Judge. In Virginia a Legislature will be elected, which will elect a successor fo United States Senator Martin. New York, members of' the As sembly and and Congress In Kentucky also a United States Senator is to be chosen by the Legislature elected next month. Post-Dispatch. The work on the new long distance telephone line between Hannibal and Kansas City, winch is now in progress of construction, will not be com pleted before next summer.- A large force of men who started on the extreme west end of the line will build east as far as Brooktield this fall. Shelbina is the objective point of the Hannibal force of thirty-eight workmen who have gotten as far as Monroe City. The bal ance of the line from Shelbina. to Brooktield will be built next spring. When this new line to Kansas City is finished, Hanni bal will have a total of seven long distance telephone circuits leading into the city. Hanni bal Journal. BAD ACCIDENT A had accident occurei near Indian Creek just after Mass Sunday. Mrs. liobt. Parsons and grandchildren were in ;i Carriage. When they started down the hill the ring on the neck-yoke broke. The carriage ran on to the team and the gentle horse began to hick. When they reached the foot of the hill the boy became fright ened, threw out the lines and sprang from the vehicle. The team ran up the next hill and in going down the next decline upset the carriage. Mrs. Par sons was overturned with it. Most of her clothes were torn from her body. Both shoulders and hips were badly bruised. She was also Internnally injured and at this time (Wednesday afternoon) the physicians think she cannot recover. WAS ASKED. Some time since one of the New London papers twitted the Monroe City DlSMOORAT because "That Bridge" had not been built across Salt River and was asked why? The reason the the bridge was not built was because the people of London and vicinity had beeu deceived and made to believe it was for BABIES. John Elzea is the proudest old bachelor-married man in Ralls County. It is a fine 9 pound boy at his home. Chas. O. Mayes, of this city, is just as prqud of the second boy as he wasot the first. Jackson W. Rouse has one more girl. Four girls to six boys and thinks just as much of the last oue as he did of the first. has worked for tile bridir fnr, three years and like water drop ping on a stone is glad to see that a New London paper has finally learned that it would be a good thing and wants it. Here is our heart and- band. We will aid yon all we cat). Mr. C. Maupin, the postmas ter of SteinmetZr has received a letter from the State RepubliV can Committee, of Ohio, re questing him to make a contri bution to the Republican cam paign fund in Ohio. In this letter the committee points out what a great calamity it would be for the Republican party to be defeated in Ohio, the home ot the President. The com mittee notes the fact that it is a violation of the law for a public office holder to contri bute to a cumoaiirn fund, hut points out how the law may be evaded. Now, Mark Banna and his party of gold bugs must be on the run iu Ohio when Uiey get into such desperate straits as to call on the postmasters throughout the country to con tribute money to buy the voters in tliat state. The voters every where are revolting against-Mr. McKin ley's war of conquest Armstrong Herald. WILL WED. There will be a pretty wed ding iu high life at the Chris tian church at Huntington Nov. 7 at 7 o'cl ck p. m. The happy contracting parties will be E. W. Cannon, Jr., and Miss Annie Lou Glascock. The Democrat ongratulates the happy couple in advance. WAR NEWS. London, Oct. 20. Vryburg. the capitol of Bechuanaland. has Surrendered to the Boers. The British claim the town fell through the treachery of Dutch residents. As a strategic point, Vryburg is chiefly important be cause it is situated on the rail way between Mafeking and Kimberly. Rumors of a Beer disaster at Mafeking are cabled from Cape Town. The story is the Boers were lured into tbe midst of lyddite mine which had been laid for defense of town and that liiOO of tbem were kill ed by the explosions. Three hundred wounded burghers who were shot in the assaults on Mafeking have arrived at Joan nesbuig. London, Oct. 21 The first real battle of the Transvaal has been fought near Glenco. 800 Dutch bit the dust while 250 Englishmen were laid low. There is little change at Vryburg and Kimberly. The paramount chief of the Basutos has asked permission to assem ble the other Basustos ciiief's with a view to invite them to pledge loyalty to the Queen. Of the killed on the English side 2S per cent were officers wape a own, uct. 22, 10 n. m. the interests of Monroe City. In fact. New London and Ralls Count V would r;ii t I,. mj f-- twv arn.iiuui . " . ' " last beueOr. Tit, m ofrcn wis just arrived . .. a tmmiiK-mir Hi-it tl,. I...,-. fc.,i uuen iiic shelling Dundee, east of Glen coe, at long range, but their fire is ineffective. Glencoe was attacked yester day by the Boer main northern column. Our forces are In trenched iu a good position. The situation there is not yet fully cleared up. . :It ,is believed that ti e railway between Lady-smith and Glen coe has been repaired. " Schiel, a former German oil cer, who was leading a section of the Boers in the engagement at Elandslaagte. was taken prisoner. Geueral Yule has abandoned Dundee aud Glencoe. General White attacked a Free State lorce seven miies oa. ot Ladysmith to protect General Yule's retreat. White and Yule have joined forces just outside of Lady smith. Thus united they will try to meet the Transvaal force, coming from Hie north, and the Free State' force, coming Irom the westj separately. Heavy battles are expected in Natal within the next twf days. MAFfMCING- KIMBERLEY NEWS. Advices from Mafeking indi cate that the defense of that town bad not been penetrated as late as October 20. It is reported that General Cronie has abandoned his effort to take Mafeking, and is march ing through Beehuanalar.d to ward Kimberley. Kimberley is reported main taining its defense. GENERAL SITUATION. y, News at Cape Town is that General Symons's condition is improving. President Steyn of the Free State has issued a proclamation annexing territory north of the Vaal River deluding the dia mond mines at Kimberley. There is alarm in London over the sitaatUp ia Natal. NEW HOTEL, There is a project on foot to build a first class hotel on North Main St.. If built it will occu py the, lots between the Variety Store aud the Alley on the North.