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MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT. Democrat Printing Co., Publishers. Devoted to the Interests of Marion, Monroe and Ralls Counties. Subscription, $1.00 Per Year VOL. 1 2 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1899 NO. 36 VISIT MONROE CITY. me committee to select a; locution for the feeble minded! colony arrived liere over tliej M. K. & T. Friday afternoon. After a lunch at the New Mon-i roe Hotel they spent about two hours looking over the sites' Monroe City had to offer. Of course in that sliort time it was Impossible for the committee to se all the advantages we have to oll'er as to location, and they did not carry away with them as favorable impression of our country as they would have done bad they spent more time with us. Hut two hours wasall the daylight they had Friday afternoon and Hannibal sent a delegation and, special train for the Committee early Saturday morning and consequently Mon roe did not have an opportunity to show her goods to the best advantage. Our cash offer was the best made for the institution and our location and natural advantages greatly enhance Monroe City's bid for the colony If we fail to get it on account of not having the best bid in every respect it will be because Mon roe City did not have the Com mittee here long enough to show them what we had here to oiler. Our railroad facilities are excellent, our land was onced to the Ooinunttee at a A Christmas Number Of the DHMOORAT will be issued on December 14th. It will be issued at that time in order that the LETTERS FROM THE CHILDREN TO SANTA CLAUS May reach him in time to sHeet 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 Hoys up to the age of 12 years are cordially invited to write to Santa. GOOD TIMBER. Capt. Frank L. I'itts a Prominent Candidate tor State Auditor. As Oapt. Frank L. Pitts, the prt sen I Stati- Treasurer, is one of Monroe County's substantial and most highly esteemed citi zens and is a cani'i late for the imoortant office of State Audit or, It will not be amiss for a Monroe County paper to give some ol the history of the fen -tlenran. Capt. I'itts was born I in sli..ln- .iiniit i- ne.ir Slii'lhv- ville April 25, 1841. His parents I came irom Maryiana to ivns I sonri In 1826 and first settled at Hannibal, and from Hannibal Send Your Letters At Once 1 As we have begun work on the edition, lie sure and write only on one side of the! paper. PARIS SMALL I'OX Yesterday we learned that A 1 MUSICAL PUZZLE. One thing can be said about tin. l.iilli'u if TVTuiii-iio fSfi. -I . ii is 1 . ... low price, water is plentiful the "" , " " " wnue ur. now was maaing nis ,i,-:i,w ur.11 la nrodneiie.. UB il",L aa lN rounos lie loiijfd three cases ol the locality is healthy, beef and; i,Mve tl,dr maidenhood behind sma ,,ox , a negro house. supplies will be furnished by m tt,e ""et to grow old. . negro man in the room drew a "Phi nrtrinrre rrinti e.imu art A Hi f i i i e i . , , . , MUannrlnnn our oeoo e are cen- 1 - " large kiiiic unu siarieu mr un -" 1 l o- erous and hospitable. The Com mittee which is composed of Col liilm l)'ll:ii- ol' Snri :i" Held , t ..; . looking for the silvery liuin i . . o le e o B winters Hit by, but tliey remain doctor but the doctor had a run ma... and is made of that ma terial which constitutes in its citizens the wealth and insures the welfare ol the State. Hit energetic industry, honesty and Upright character have placed him on a high plane. Cant. Pitts never turn's his back on what he considers to be right and is unflinching in perform Ing his duty. That is the class of men whom Missouri desires to be at t lie head of affairs. Capt. Pitts is true to all uis official duties and would make Missouri an Auditor of whom all Missourians would be proud and he is from the grand old Democratic County of Monroe. In selecting the next Stale offi cers Capt. Pitts' claims should be carefully considered. Mis ability is sufficiently attested by the act that be has been so successful in caring for all trusts in the past. Only a man who is tried and true should be made Auditor of Missouri as there are many things 'hat come up before him. ('apt. Pitts has been tried and has proven that he will stand up for justice and right. ENTHRTAINcU COMMIT ! EE. After the rile of the commit tee who were here last Friday afternoon to locate the State institutl n for the Feeb e Mind- 'ed. Dr. Proctor entertained the ladies, Mrs. Dora A. H ill if St. Joseph and Miss Susie Mitchell I of Boone county at a six o'clock t ibla B ind J moved to Shelby County, where (pmiler While at the the subject of our sketch was U,e Monroe City born. Mr. Pitts' father was a 8erended the honored gu tft, rhe doctor saddler and harness maker by C. H. Buckner, of Marshall: behlud a"-v ,ittle cloud t,,at j down aud caught the negro and ed Mrs. Dora M. Hall, of St. Jos .-mil Mi Pearl Mitchell. ... ,. . i their many friends. ol Bocne County expressed themselves as greatly pleased; The following is one little with Monroe City's offer and our I sample of how they remain advantages. However, they did : young and retain their dimples not commit themselves. Mon- and smiles, the same fun Ibvtlig and lovea- &nd stood him on". ble creatures. They are always went no town and reported the i trade ana he learned that trade. matter and then a crowd went ! In 1800 he and his brother mov ed to Paris and engaged in the hurness business. When the war broke out Mr. I'itts enlist ed in the State Guard and par ticipated in several engage ments. He afterwards enlisted may arise to dampen their pleasure while on earth with roe City is in this light audi Whether she wins or loses sh'e did the right thing in making such a high bid for the institution. Last Saturday from two to live p. m. Mrs. Walter G. Will iamson entertained some fifty of her lady friends at her pleas 'ant home at the Cor. of Ljcust ami Catherine Streets. Cards with a long list of j words or sentences pertaining horse whipped him till the ground around liiin was damp with blood. The negroes of Par's are hiding every ease they can. The Hoard ol Health Of this city has taken every precaution to keep the loath some disease out of M mroe.' Mrs Walton M. Moore, of Kan sas City, niece of Mrs. Pro r assisted in entertaining tb ies. Immediately after dlnni j informal receprtiou of th i Committee was hel l at I home of 1). R. D ivenport I ii r under Col. Coekrell and served until nearly the close war when his arm was shot off and he was taken prisoner and 1 he eiti us h i I a i ooDort : in the Second Missouri infantry. . . f it i (mi 111 1 1 1 t'i atwl aav of the . ,., fcui ..... . ... w,..,,. . . J CI l y bliiuga KM iUUU tui waalK1 llnri i 1 ri-." CONGRESS IN SESSION. j and he was taken prisoner and Jrcbeatra dl8CourseJ swe The first regular session of confined at C imp Ciiase until c i0 the hall. The ore the 56th congress opened Mon- '; aft r peace was declared. Dur- j was assisl,.a i)V sfeVeral day. The President's message ing the war lie bravely faced fl t ln .reIg ltJ the city. .il l. t r: AAA , k i 1 1 B couiauuuu over woraa many aausera auu auuncu , . even , uact, 1 T . I . . , i . . IT. . ..... 1. .... I was reau. n aa vises cue re; uarusnips. ne w wuu ttB d Cunsiderini tention of the Philippines, says ! brave men as ever faced an en- . Rffaf it was :i ffre it the country lias been unusually I emy on the battle field and he I The latter oart th . i i prosperous, urges tne construe- was among iuese arnve " soent at I):-. Pr distinguished for his bravery, ln- tiou ol the isthmian canal sists on the establishment of the single gold standard and am Our people want the instutlot because we realize that its lo cat'OU here will be a oig tblni for Monroe City and surroudlng to or having something to do country. For that reason Mon- with music was given to the roe Cityl's representatives, J. M. guest. .Then, a contest of know I Johnson arid Senator McCHntic edge and wits began. After a nut in the best bid that hrt 1)1,1 P"ling time the was made for the institution and Prt?, a portrait of Mendelssohn? I the reliremement of greenbacks 1 he held dear had the time the Committee was wa awarded to Mrs. M. B. lure been sufficient for our peo Woods. pie to have shown all the ad- Miss Carolyn RoiCera render- led three lovely solos. Mesdames H. M. Clark, W. L lieid. J. M. Johnson and T. E. Wine delighted their friends o IS on i i ifa ' ie I r- wa rn During the war he dared to do 1 to die for the cause which was spent at where the committee an . of the citise pa tOO.L This has also vantages Monroe City had to of fer, the Institution would sure have been located here. As it is we be'.ieve the Committee has seen enough to locate the colony at Monroe City. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Dr. Bydenstrlcker, of Mem phis, Mo. is conducting a series of meetings. Services at 2:110 p. m. and 7 p. m. Special ser vices tO-nlgb, subject, Fig Leaf Apron, come and see what kind of an apron you are wear ing. Special services for the young people Sunday at 8.80. Everybody is invited to attend each service. hospitality. Col. J. M. d 1 and ot her soar.; Line v. U requsts congress to pass la ws I been characteristic of him in pr I-Jtj)e eve..intf a(l eVentful giving the secretary of treasury 1 vate life. After the w tr w is over j Whether Monro.- i ity - authority to issue bonds at any and he had been released from time it may be necessary for Camp Chase he returned to the good of Wall St., favors Paris and again went into the subsidizing the merchant harness and saddle business.; marine at the expense of the He was a successful tmsiness masses, is uncertain on the man. because lie knew his busi trust question. ness. was energetic, pleasant ami uuuuic iu an. wit h a (piartette. The duel by Mrs. S. M. Brown and Miss Olivia was a pleasure to hear. The instrumental solo by Miss H. Bcheetl was suberb. The dainty, debate punch was served by Mi.-s Clara Stev - e,ls- ' I There is still some of the 930, For the sake of the past the 1 000 pledged tor the feeble pretty dining room was lighted mituL-d colony uot yet sub.scrib- witli candles, tint mat only ad- ed. no mere is yet an oppor- ded to the pleasure of the deli Dr. Roberts, the Mormon el ected troni Utah was barred out. Congressman Richardson, of Tennessee was selected as minority leader. Congressman I Henderson of Iowa was elected i speaker. the Institution or not th mittee will always iiav them tiie picture of two u roe City's happy homes. DIED. Mrs. Hita Smith died ol sumption at her home - s le ts u ;e ie " -'S :a itb e.l- n, itb r is?-' he was elected SherilV of this city on N Of Monroe County and served ! Deceased suffered nearly year. two terms in that " wai 5HJ years, to iu aud d days old. Sue le.iyes a clous repast served by the hostess. his people position. In 1876 the people of Monroe County chose him to be County Collector and lie held this position until January 1883. The people of Missouri wisely made him State Treasurer in Is Hi. He has served them faith fully and well in this position. tunity lor you to do your part. He has always been a man of Don't shirk, but' co.ne down 1 marked industry and thorough with your part. going qualities as a business loving husband, II sons 1 - li ter, a father, mother, 1 rothejf and a host ot friends to moum her death. They mourn md as. those wii have no hope as she left a bright testimony that she was gologO be with aei Sav ior. She exho-ted all not to 1 ... I. . ' i i ... . our heaveu.