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Democrat Printing Co., Publishers. Devoted to the Interests of Marion, Monroe and Balls Counties. Subscription, $1.00 Per Year. VOL. 1 2 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1899 NO. 35 HAVE BOERS ON THE RUN. Cape Town, Nov. 27. It is reported that Gen. Methuen has captured Honeynest Kloof, ten miles north of Gras Pan, and two milliou rounds of am munition. Estcourt, Sunday, Nov. 26. The railroad bridge at Prere spanning a wide stream, has been destroyed by the Boers, who are reported to be retiring rapidly. A general advance upon the colonies has been or dered and a flying column has left here to intercept the Boer raiding party. A reliable messenger from Ladysmith says he gathered from the Boers that they pro posed a combined attack all over the country for today. Joubert is expected to stoutly dispute tlie message ofTugela river. London, Nov. 27. The war office received the following from Buller. dated Pietermar Ltzburg, Sunday, the 26tb: "Hildyard, from Estcourt, made a successful attack on the Lliird, with three battalions one field battery, a naval gun, and seven hundred mounted troops, on the enemy occupying Bexon hill, which dominates William Grange and had Inter rupted his communication. As a result of the ' operations the enemy is retiring and the rail way and telegraph lines have been restored between Estcourt and Weston. Our loss was about fouiteen killed and fifty wounded. Hildyard has advanced to a position near Prere. as he hopes to cut off the enemy, who are believed to be retiring on Col - euso, viaWeenan Barton, from Weston, baa advanced to Est court. SOUTH WESTERN FRONTIERS. It is now generally admitted in London that Methuen's vic tory at Belmont was valueless and that an other advance by him will meam another battle. Military experts infer that the reason Methuen's cavalry returned without getting in touch with the Boers was that it discovered in time that to go on would mean to invite the .same fate of the Hussars at Glencoe. The Boers have blown up a bridge, thus isolating Naauw poort. General Gatacre reports that the Dutch are going over to the Boers' side in large numbers. NATAL NEWS. A dispatch to Pretoria from the Boer camp at Ladysmith, dated Priday says that the A Christmas Number Of the Democrat will be issued on December 14th. It will be issued at that time in order that the LETTERS FROM THE CHILDREN TO SHOULD SECURE THE PRIZE. Monroe City Makes the Best Bid for the Location of the Colony tor the Feeble Minded. SANTA CLAUS May reach him in time to select the presents and also to accommodate our live merchants who desire to have a word with the people re garding Holiday Goods. Two Handsome Prizes Will be given for the best written letters. Girls and Boys up to the age of 1:2 years are cordially invited to write to Santa. The last Missouri legislature appropriated $80,000 for the es tablishment of a colony for the feeble minded. It is estimated that there are in the state 4,000 people who should be in an in stitution of this kind. Jt will be the largest state institution in Missouri In a few years and will be quite beneficial to the city fortunate enough to locate it. The committee to locate the institution consists of Col. John O'Day, of Spring lield; George B. Roberts n of Mexico: C. E. Buckner. of Mar shall; Mrs. Dora M. Hall, of St- A COAL OIL EXPLOSION. Mrs. W. K. (Tobe) Pry was serionsly burned about 0:30 yesterday evening. The fire was not burning to suit her so she started to pour some coal oil from a can. The fire caught on the oil and ran into the can causing it to burst and throw the burning oil. The oil is some secured from the bursted tank on the M. K. & T. a few weeks ago. Mrs. t Pry's cloth ing was all burned and the flesh almost cooked. Mr. Pry attempted to rescue his wife i i ji.. . . . . anu was oauiy ourneu. as we going to press it is not expected that Mrs. Pry can live.. Several physicians are doing what they can to alleviate her suffering. MONRObnJOES"GTx5u WORK Not until Wednesday of last people become week did our I Joseph and Miss Susie Mitchell aroused to the importance of Send Your Letters At Once As we have begun work on the edition. Be sure and write only on one side of the paper. The mounted infantry did not return, and the dispatch does not say what happened to it. SOUTHWESTERN FRONTIER. The Boers, near Gras Pan, blocked Lord Methuens's ad vance to Kimberley. A fierce battle ensued, resulting in a de cisive British victory. The Boers occupy Stormberg, Cape Colony. Colonel Grabbe wires respect ing the tight at Belmont, that the Grenadiers on the right car ried a height east of the town Golonel Grabbe was wounded. THEY GROW, i Little acorns from big igrow and big oaks from little I acorns grow, ia J 876 J. B. An- derson began to clerk for Sut i ton and Rogers & remained 1 with them for :2t months. He then ! teamed for a while and conclud ed to try merchandising again. At the expiration of six months he took Edward Moss in as a partner. Then they moved to Bowling Green, Mo. At that time their slock was worth $L700 and it was increased to $11,000 while there. Mr. An- of of Lord Methuen sent a message I derson then sold out and to the Boer commander, asking that officers attending the wounded be not shot and that the Boers stop using dum-dum bullets. General Joubert is reported hastening back to Ladysmith to join the main commando. The Mooi River column is ad vancing on Lsteourt. Commu nication with the town has been restored. General Buller arrived at Pietermaritzbnrg and met with a splendid reception. The engagement at Willow Grange is described in a dis patch from Estcourt. GENERAL SITUATION. England is anxious over the i situation in South Africa. The Boers are besieging Lady third big gun has been mount-' s,nith- Estcourt and Mooi River ed. The German officers have ar rived there, and 'the Lady smith guns are strangely si lent". This causes a renewed fear in London that White's ammu nition is exhausted. The dispatch adds that the Boers expect to take Ladysmith at once. The Mooi River British force went out to meet the Boers, but encountered them in such force that the garrison retired ou the camp. Camp in Natal, and Kimberley land Mafeking on the western border. I There is little hope of relief for any of these beleaguered I garrisons, in die immediate fut- ure. The Dutch throughout Cape Colony are taking up arms and joining the Boers. Miss Anna Rouse came In ! yesterday from Wiuaeld where sIk visited her sister, Mrs. T. P. Middleton. turned to Monroe City and pur chased a new stock. With his restless disposition he conclud ed to try the City of Plowers. but early in the game saw Mon roe was the better town of the two and returned. Upon his return he occupied a room with 1,400 feet of floor space. Time ran on and he saw the house I was tot) small for his business so he purchased a tine lot on North Main street and put up one ot the best business rooms in the city. It contains 3440 feet ot floor space, has plate front granitoid side walk and contains a large and fancy stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes. His brother Cnarles, Mrs. Marshall and Miss Susie are the pleasant affable clerks. 'The building itself is one of the best in the city. C. B. Jones, of of Boone county I The Committee met Monday j at Jefferson City to receive ! bids for the institution. The I cities which submitted proposi I tu ns were Springfield, Mar shall. Lexington, Glasgow, Mexico. Hannibal and Monroe I City. m I Mexico offered the choice of several tracts of land and val- ues -each tract at $24,000. i oalvS Snri ii Tti eld nfT..rml lmia several tracts of land each which is valued at $20,000. Glasgow offered 12 acres of ground which with improve-1 ments is valued at $12,000. Lexington proposed to sell I for $80,000 (all tbe money the' state appropriated as a starter for this institution) a farm con tainlng 100 acres and valued at j 10ii,000. Marshall offered a cash bo i nus of 7, j00. 1 Hannibal offered $18,000 i cash. Monroe City -offered $20,000 re in making an effort to gtt the col ony for tile feeble minded locat ed here. A meeting was called for Thursday night. It was well attended and the people enthusiastic. Mayor North was elected Chairman; J. W. John stonaudW. J.Rouse were elected Secretaries. The citizens show ed that they were in earnest in matter and would win out if possible. Tiie Committees were appointed and went to work. They have been quite success ful, but up to the hour of going to press have not raised the en tire si'O.UOU WblCU was bid by Monroes representatives, lor the institution. This money should ail be subscribed by to night. If we get the institution it will be the best investment ever made by our citizens and if we should not secure the in stitution the money will not have to be paid. J M. Johnson and Senator McClintic were appointed by the chail to go to Jefferson in cash and the choice of sev eral good sites at from $80 to j C'ty Monday and make Monroe $60 per acre. City's bid. As representative !....,. r. li ! of our city they did themselves Monroe City was ably rep- : . . resented bv .1 I . I, .1, .,,.1 wu'"l,,t i"ul"1 "-v Senator W. S. McClintic. I ht1 eiim m i ri aa r, , i i i r. f It . f 4 ...... i all bids be accompanied bv a!.. .-. .Monroe guaiamee mat ine proposition offered would be rilled if accept -j ed. Here Mr. Johnson and Sen ator McClintic showed that they had great confidence in Monroe City and her people. They put in a bid of $20,000 for the institution and backed j it up with a personal guarantee , that the amount wouldj;be paid if our proposition is accepted. At mat time Monroe City had only S10.000 subscribed. There is yet some money to be raised. If you are interested in the se- work aud other workmen in cure this institution Don't lay this city assisted. Each me- djwn and let some one else get chanic who took part in theerec it here. We cannot expect Mr. Palmyra did the carpenter future of Monroe City help making the best cash bid and also the best bid when every considered, although City is not eaual in size with competing cities Our wealthy men and the day labjrer are alike lit terested iu getting this institu tion bete and are working baud iu hand to secure it. As there is yet some money to be raised and it must be rais ed today don't wait for some one to ask you to subscribe but look up some one who has a subscription paper aud put down opposite your name a lib eral sum. It will do you good. NO SMALL tion of the building should feel i Johnson aud Senator McClintic to buy the institution because they can wire the locating com mittee not to come hero if the money is rot subscribed. They have stood by Monroe City aud put iu the best bid iu every re spect tor the institution aud we should win out. justly proud of it. Do all you possibly can to se cure the Feeble minded colony ! for Monroe City. Lamps at Williamson & Rags-dale's POX IN MONRCH CITY. Rumors are afloat near Hu i newell and perhaps elsewr.ere that small pox is iu Monroe City. There is not now and has not been a case of small pox in or uear!Tour city. Every precaution is being taken to keep the disease away from here. There is a strict quaran tine against I'aris. Our Board of Health has investigated and says there is no foundation up- Clothing at WlL.L.l.VVti;N &R.VGSDALE'S Miss Minnie Waller has been The locating Committee is ex- sick for several days aud is now pected lien; riday moruing to on which such a story should at her home near Paris. look over our sites. I have beeu .eut out.