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MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT.
VOL, 13. Prizes Awarded For Judges of the Children's Letters to Santa Claus the Democrat selected Hon. Archy C. RoBards, Hannibal's able Mayor, Hon. George H. Carter, ex-Mayor of Hannibal and Rob ert H. Gondier, M. D., also of Hannibal. These gentlemen tound it difficult to select the two best from the large number of letters but decided that the prizes should go to Cainmie Greathouse, of Shiel, and Mor ris B. Proctor, of Marion county- Below is the Judges letter to us: flONROE CITY, MISSOURIJTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1900. NO. 37 Hon. Archy C. RoBakds, Mayor of Hannibal. Hannibal, Mo., Dec. 18 1900. Messrs. Rouse and Hixson, Edi tors Monroe City Democrat. Dear Sirs: You have given us a difficult task. One which we have endeavored to dis charge to the best of our abili ty and impartially, since we do not know any of the dear little ones with expectant hopes. They all did well; so well that it was really hard to decide be tween them. But we were ask ed to make a decision and w have fiually agreed to make the awards to Cammie Greathouse and Morris B. Proctor. If we were old Santa Claus we would not refuse a single reqnest the children have made, but hum them all up and bring to each one the gifts and playthings so kindly asked for and so richly deserved. We know old Santa Hon. Geo. H. Carter. Ex-Mayor ofr Hannibal Claus right well and we will ask him to please briny: to all the little ones what they have desired and more too, for the nice little letters they have written him and for their beau tiful faith. Old Santa is a man old and gray a long, long time he's been on the earth but he i-aves the children so well and they keep his heart so warm that somehow the good Lord has never taken him home, but just keeps him here, somewhere that he may bring good gifts to gladden the childrens hearts at each Christmas tide When old Santa dies the children will all in the Kingdom above where every day is Christmas and all gifts and playthings will be had without asking and all shall be happy at play. Then will the dear little ones know who old Santa Claus was and where was his home on the Earth. Archy C. RoBards Geo. H. Carter, Robt. H. Goodier, Committee. The most remarkable thing that has been brought to the notice of our people for a long time is Naves Topical Bible. All who see it say it is by far the most helpful work for the understanding of the Bible in print. Some days Dr. Deal has sold 9 copies. This book is sold exclusively by Agents and this city will not be canvassed again for 5 years therefore all interestediin Bible study should see Dr. Deal before he leaves lor home the last of this we ek. In the last issue of the Nor borne Jeffersonian, Editor Wheeler makes the following heart-to-heart talk to subscrib ers: "This is the last mouth of the last year of the nineteenth century. We ought all to be gin the new year and the new century with a clear conscience and good resolutions This month we oughc to pay our Dills. Some of us would if we could, and could if many others would. Now. do you owe any Clnifttmoa Festivities. St. Jude Church will be pret tily decorated and a Christmas tree prepared for the children so their happiness is assured. First .Baptist Church will have a beautiful Christmas tree laden with the useful and luxurious things that gladden the hearts of Sunday School scholars. The Christian Church will prepare a large and graceful arch for Santa Claus to hang presents of every description on for the little ones and faith ful students of the bible. Grace Baptist Church will have the time honored and customary evergreen or Christ mas tree, that will lighten the hearts and brighten the eyes of the scholars who attend its Sunday School. The Presbyterian Church will celebrate the birth of Christ on a grander scale than the others. It will have a Christmas tree, music and a literary entertainment in one The festivities at church will begin Miss Eva Powell can dress dolls just as prettily as she trims hats. Look at the big one in Raney and Saunders win At the Presbyterian church Sunday at 2:80 p. m. the pas tor will present an object les son especially for the children. Everybody invited. Rev. John W. Lewis, of Ful ton and his mother, of Buffalo. N. Y., are expected to arrive Saturday on a visit to friend (in the city and in Shelbina. Cards have been received in this city announcing that Miss Louisa Renaud is to be married at Jackson vil le, Texas to J G Williams, a prominent young business man of that city, on Christmas day. The Democrat joins the many friends of the bride in congratulatig Mr. Wil liamson winning such a prize. Ufensselner, The Van Itenselaer Literary and Debating Society met Friday night and a most interesting program was rendered. The question for debate 'Resolved that -woman has more in fluence over man than money" was ably won by the negative debator I W. A. Brown and Wm K. Anderson, j Everybody is invited to attend and I take part in our Society, Jan. 5, 1901. wen Anderson, of Philadel phia, the truest of Mrs. W. R, Ander son. Do not fail to nee the play at the Van llensseiaer Academy Friday night Doc. 2it, r.ioo. Quite a crowd from thisiplace at tended the Mite Social at Jim Neals' Friday night Dec. 7th. The next one is to be at Mr. McPherson. Messrs John and Ned Warren Frank Duncan and John Bieloh were the guests of friends in this place last week. Mrs. Hopson (ilascock and daugh ter, Miss Carol, visited relatives in XewLondon Sunday and Monday. J. W. Culbertton, of Qreely, Colo rado, is the guest Of Hopson Glascock. When Col. John Knott, of the Hannibal Journal, wrote up Dick Hixson and the three judges, Hon. Archy C. RoBards, all ot the ; Hon. George H. Carter. Mayor at six and I and ex-Mayor of Hannibal and lady Miss trading in seven o'clock Monday evening , Robert H Goodier, M. D, se 24th. The scholars will all be notified. The M. E. Church South will entertain and please its Sun day School scholars with music and an attractive Christ mas tree that will be laden with the articles that please editor a dollar cr two? You j the 7nS tbe most ought to pay it before the new century is upon you. This is not Hon. S. J. Melson and wife, t hint, just a reminder. The ! Dr. J. J. Norton, Robert Spald- first time you meet the editor f this paper hand him a dol ar. It may bring you up to date, r it may pay in advance, but you will feel better." ing and daughter, Miss Rolla. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bowles and Mrs. Jennie Cooper left Tuesday for Jacksonville, Florida where they will spend the winter. lected by the Democrat to award premiums on the chil dren's Santa Claus letters, he must have been wearing blue glasses, but as it was on blue Monday we forgive him. On account of health Rev. W. W. McMurry has sold the Shel bina Torchlight to Messrs Cleek & Williams, two able at torneys of that city. Under their management the Torch light will contiuue to be one of the best newspapers of North east Missouri. The Democrat wishes much success to the new management Rentselaer'e fair young Anna Mary Tompkins was Hannibal Saturday. Klisha Cline, from Oklahoma, is visiting friends and relatives in Ilens-selaer. I Hev. Thos. T. Gn.lla.ha from Texas. He intends spending his holidays with his parents. A school entertainment will be giv en at the Van Rensselaer Academy on Friday night Dec. 21st. After recita tions, solos, declamations, quartette and tableaus a most interesting drama will be played. Everybody is invited to come. Please toll all your friends about it. Mrs. I'anl Foreman went to Hanni bal Saturday. DEAR OLD SANTA CLAUS We are pleased to inform you that we have been to the markets (Chicago and St. Louis) and having bought largely, we are now enabled to supply your wants for this part of the country. We have nice presents for all, be they rich or poor, big or small, old or young, fat or lean, any size or shape, to tell the truth we are here to sell you your Christmas Presents In case that you are in need of anything in the drug line, our 6tock is complete and up-to-date. We are making close prices on Wall p iper, as the paper hangers are not run over with work, it would not be a bad idea for you to have your house re-papered at this time. The largest stock of Cigars and Tobaccos in North East M lasourt. This is an awful good time to buy paint for your house as all indications are that the prices will be higher next year. If you should desire to have a business or friendly talk with anyone in a distant town or city (at a normal cost) come in, our long- distact phone is in connection with all parts of the United States. Our local phone (No. 46) is at your command, Yours for trade. RANEY & SAUNDERS. The Druggists. First Door South of Post Office. Hatch. Koads in a tine condition. Our boys will all take in the g-and Huntington ball Dec. 26th. fhe Joanna Bridge will be of great benefit to our town. Wedding bells will riug Xina. Church will be at Aerial the tirt Sunday in Jan. 1001. Quite a number of hogs are being taken from here to your city. Market Report. Cattle 4.00(f4.75 Hogs $4.004.50 isueep sj!3.00vr4.50 Chickens 44c Turkeys 5c6c Ducks 5c Geese 4f c Eggs 20c Butler 11c Shipments for the week end ing yesterday noon, light. Bar ger and McClintlc 4 cars of sheep and I car of liogs; Sharp and Gray 2 cars of hogs and 1 car of cattle; W. A. Wallace 1 car of horses; Jasper lieuder son 1 car dressed turkeys, A H. Green I car uf hay;J. A Swf.tt man 1 car of junk Total 12 :ars. Don't forget the dates or you will miss a gloriously good time. The Union Dancing Club will give a ball at the Opera House un the 28th inst and and the j.Mercantile Club one ti the 27th. .,;K,. - - ------------- Teed. Frank Teed who resided 8 nub's north of the city died Tuesday nigth of heart Iroubl and Blights disease. Funei el services were conducted at Warren yesterday Fall into the Pro ession and March Straightway to The Old Reliable Drug House'' of B. O Wood for your Christ nuts presents. Something to suit everybody.