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Monroe City Democrat.
VOL. 15 MONROE OITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8. 1903 NO 41 Missouri Legislature. The Forty-Second General Assembly Convened at Noos. Wednesday. The officers of the Senate and House as selected by the Dem ocratic caucus are given below: Caucus Nominees of the 'Senate. President Pro Tern Thomas T. Rubey of Macou. Secretary Cornelius Roach of Jasper cuunty. Assistant Secretary R McClintic of Monroe. Chaplain W. T. Perry Jackson. Sergeant-at-Arms John Stevens of Dent.. Doorkeeper J, Ed. Crum baugh of Dent. Official Reporter Charles E Dewey of Cole. Folder C. H. Col ley of laski. Assistant Folder Mrs. Knaup. Pages Giover Dowell Lewis county, Johnnie P lins of St. Louis, Raymond chanau of Moniteau, -Bland Mit. chell of Greene and Champ Ferrell of Pike. The Jefferson City Tribune was selected as the official pub lication of the Senate. Monroe City, the Queen of the Prairies. s. of M. Pu Ada of Col- Bu- I - : fe'S-"-. JJ Shelby, Marion CoWTlC. Missouri w - o Cauces Nominees for the House - Speaker J. H. Whitecotton. Speaker Pro Tem A. B. Duncan. Chief Clerk Joe Tall. Seargent at-Arms Ed ward J. Maloney. Chaplain The Reverend J. A. Russell. Official Reporter J. D. Dale. I Official Folder Miss Leah (randall. uooriteeper james m, uiarK. Em oiling Clerk R. V, Coop er. Engrossing Clerk L. H. Musgrave. Assistant Chief Cleric Sid J. Wheeler. A li b k A i ; ' ' 1 KNOX L E iriH -WSttaM. S f fvl w III I - r1 i I i J. i II n '. t fx . I- - ' I "I t"i"t . .PVT.":! "I M - - - f 'Mi 'V VT r ' 5 1 .Mi. -t-4 I tvwiic ii nhiiVWKl-j-l. -li TmJmH.IiIIl t-Wi;c,-t - j. - j -t-i --,-1 .- N I 2-.i-- -r4-riB ftfvfi-f-H ii -u -4! 44-44--W- I j A (J (1 II A I I'J C 0 U IM T-" XIX! Monroe City, the Queen of the Prairies, gains Prestige and Strength Commercially as the years roll by. It is the Shipping and Agricultural Outlet of Monroe, Ralls, Marion and Shelby Counties. Out of Smoke, There is not a piece of bacou in the county that is better smoked than the Democrat force was all week In fact it had to let go for one day, while the "chimbley" sweep. Jim John sou and the plasterer. Al. Kel ley chinked up the dog-goned chinks in the flue. Now the stove is cherry red, we happy land some time'today we will get out and in the future be on time. Shelbina Democrat. The Shelbina Democrat is growing old gracefully and can well afford to for it is chock full of vitality and energy. It 'is one of our best exchanges, one that is a credit to the town, one that could do without its town better than its town could do without it. Wednesday was its 35th birthday. Sold Out. Having sold out to A. M. Earel, I now want all who have been accomodated by me to call at the old stand and settle'their accounts and notes. If I am not present when you call, you can settle with Ed. Fink. Yours Truly, Charles M. Sullivan. Mrs. E. B Spain- aud daugh ter, Miss Mabel, of the Indian Territory, are in the city with friends. They, like otbers who went to the promised land, are WHERE ard What is Monroe City and Why The Queen of the PRAIRIES. She is 142 miles from St. Louis, SO miles wesi of Quincy, 748 feet above sea level, rests on the highest point on the Burlington R. R. between the Mississippi and Missouri riv ers, is on a broad, healthful, fertile prairie, with a bountiful supply of free stone and lime stone water. The Burlington, M. K. & T. and Wabash railroads give the city a passenger service of 18 trains per day and freight transportation and competition on from 50 to 65 freight trains per day. And she is surrounded by a fertile agricultural country that may well be called God's country. A country that pro duces all of the tame grasses to pertection, (See table of shipments) such as wheat, oats, corn, rye, hay, cane and broom corn that warms the hearts of the natives and adopted sons to the soil. It is the home of the far famed red-cheeked apples, pears, cherries, plums and small fruits. Is only live miles from North River ten miles from the historic stream, Salt River, and four miles from Indian Creek, Artesian water is found at a depth of from 80 to 150 feet. When it comes to stock, the "Blue Grass Regions" or the "Grampion Hills'' are not in it. No better horses or mules are bred and raised in America. As for cattle, well, one look at the registered herds of Herefords and iahort Horns would make a man think he was back in "Merry England." Hogs, sure, they are bred, raised and shipped to perfection as the registered herds of Polaud China, Durocs, Chester Whites and other breeds testify. Sheep, yes, and they would do the hearts of the shepherds of old good to see them. Many of the best bred sheep in the State are near and pass through this city. The city proper has no superior. It is one of bright, cheerful homes. One that from a religious, educational, professional or social point of view, is of the best. The Methodist, Grace Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic and First Baptist churches are modern and of brick; the Episcopal of stone; the Christian, a handsome frame; Holiness and Second Baptist churches are plain, frame structures. The High School building cost $25,000. The streets are graveled and more miles of it, than can be found between the two rivers. The business houses are great. The city boasts of having not only some of the finest in the State, but four of the largest single business rooms in the State. Both banking institutions are conservative and solid. The Monroe Milling Oo. own and operate a hue barrels pei day. Then there are the grist and the wool carding and grist mills, three wagon factories, blacksmith shops and paint shops galore. A Modern Hospital is one of the institutions pointed to with pride. But the latest is the new $16,000 elec trie light plant, which is said to be one of the most complete aDd best in the State. Of corse the Queen is amply provided with tire protection. She has a good lot of Fire Laddies who can operate the twelve horse power gasoline engine to a fare you well. What kind of citizens have we? Well, it is the Missouri stock improved on and grafted from the Virginia and Kentucky stock with a good dash of Northern aud Eastern blood in it. Enough of it to make the people hustlers, full of energy and the "git there" that wins out. How are we olf when it comes to the Afro American class? There is a smaller per cent of them in Monroe City than any town in Northeast Missouri. Right here, permit us to say, she is the Queen because she has no rivals. Her trade territory be ing unusually large, being all the country between the City Hall and four Couuty seats. Ntw London, of Ralls; Paris, of Mou roe; Palmyra, of Maiionand Shelbyville, of Shelby Couuty. Why no rival? Because buyers always pay the highest market prices and tbi mer chants sell goods for less than they can be bought elsewhere. In twelve months tune lauds have ad vanced from SO to 100 per cent. In con clusion permit us to say. that though Mis souri is rated the tilth State in the Uuion, in reality she is first, and the Queen is Id the best part of it. The shipments tor the year were: Sloi:k. No. Cars. Hogs 70 Horses. Poultry & eggs Rabbits Angora goats .... Oat ITEMS FROM FARMERS Of Farmers, For Farmers And Pertaining To Farmers- E. W. Lige Campbell seems to be going into the n-alestate business since moving to town, as well as the grist milling bus iness, lie lias oougUI what is known as the (irimm place on East Summer St. from Jno. J. Rogers, and the Dr. Ely resi dence property on Third be tween Davis and Washington Streets. There is a town up the Joe railroad that has been patting itself on back becaufl a poultry deaier lias chipped a few thousand pounds of turkeys Whew, thats nothing, the poul try dealers down in this burg have shipped twenty two cars of dressed poultry at least one half of which has been turkeys. The farmer's wives who reside near the Queen of the Prairies are help meets indeed and lead the earth when it comes to poultry and eggs. John L Owen took 14 head of beeves to the Hannibal mark et, Monday. J. W. Settle was on the Bluff City market Monday with head of beeves. Here are some big porkers. Will G. Barger shipped 82 head, two cars, of hogs of his own feeding. Twelve of them aver aged 450 pounds. The 82 head averaged i!70 pounds. Thomas Carrico has bough t a good roadster from George Bur ditt for :150. Manning Elliott bought a good cow from Will Tulley. During the past few days Barger & McClintic have bought hogs from the following farm ers: Roher. 1; C Crook, 1; Joe Hardesty. 9; John Little, 2; W. Bannister, 4; E. J. Johnson, I; F. Gosney, 3: J. McClintic. 1. Market Report. Cattle 2.50(. $5.00 Hogs 5.&06.00 Sheep 2.504.50 Lambs . ..4.00 ." 00 Chickens Uc Turkeys .18 14ic Ducks 08c Geese - 7c Eggs 21c 1 1 1 a -j VUI II DUL Shipments for the week easy. V. G. Barger, 2 c:trs of extra good hogs; Geo. Tooley. : car cattle; Sharp & Gray, 3 cars of beep; Barger & McClintic. 2 cars of hog; Selby Poultry Co. 1 car of poultry; A. H. Green. 4 cars of hay and 5 of corn; D. D. Melson. 1 car of oats and 2 of corn. Total 23 cars Stock. No, Cars. Cattle 66 Sheep & lambs 63 Mules 6 Dressed poultry .22 Registered bulls . 7 Hay .52 Corn 27 Timothy 204 3 54 1 4 16 3 88 Rye Flour Wool Handles Oak lumber Sets harness Blue grass seed Wheat. 2 Drawn veal 25 20 Jnuk 2 7 Fence Posts 5 .1 Tallow I 8 Bees wax 1000 lbs 0 30 Furs & Pelts pieces. 3620 Total .616 About twenty-six car loads of horses and mules left here for the South. They are not included because they were driven L. T. L. The regular meeting of tie Loyal Temperance Legion will be held at the Methodist cburcu next Sunday at 3 p. m. All members arked to be present Monroe News. The Monroe News was P9 years old last week. lt is a home paper and in one respect like others does far more for its home people than they dream of doing for it. Its editor J W. Cox, knows his business and is not afraid of work. 'Squire B. Rossell was a bus iiiess visitor in the Bluff City,