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Stole the Dog and Unbbits.
Ask fid .lacksou about a lost dog and rabbits and lie is mum. while the same question will cause a twinkle to come into his brother Neal's eye. They were rabbit bunting to gether and killing more than was easily carried, they dropped them in B bunch on the snow and continued up the branch. Pretty soon the dog was miss ing. Then Neal went back for the rabbits and to his work. When In ; rrived where the rabbits were left, they had tlis appeared as mysteriously as the dog had done, but he saw some strange tracks there. ll continued on his way to worl and sometime afterwards h saw Ed with the big bunch rabbits and the dog. When Ed was asked wher the "dog goned" to and when the rabbits had been, fid asked: Didn't you Bee those tracks V Well, 1 followed them to a white man's house -and told bim L wanted my rabbits. He saiil he hadn't seen them and while 1 was roasting him. I heard Tlge bark in the smoke house. Holy smoke, but that gave the whole deal dead away for the scamp had stolen .the don and locked him up in the meat bouse 1 made him get the dog and rabbits for me and left him. Dog-gone him there ought to be something done to the "bonrj " cuss. Eiglity Cars Short. In getting out the annual shipping report of the Queen of the Pratrh s last week, there was an oversight which cost the total 80 cars. We tailed to tabulate the R R. cross ties and piling. The total cars of all products should have been 696! cars. They Forget. I Well, as Tom B. Held won d It must be real fun-.y when J say: We paid $20,000,000 for you feel that way. A few day's j 10,000.00 ) yellow bellies, why since a young preacher from ! should anyone object to this Hannibal was uimming to Monroe on the Burlington R R. On the same trian was also one of Monroes charming teachers returning from the state meet at St Louis and whisper it easy for we would'nt have it et out for anything, when they reached their destination they were so deeply interested in each other that they failed to hear the brakesman call.- or see the box car letters, Moxkok on the depot. They were carried to Sbelbina where they changed Cart .ind it is sa d that the rakemau and conductor, boh, nodded them gently BSthcV gain approached the city and bat with an heroic effort they ; i u I led them selves together igain and struck his old mud -lane sphere. She Do Grow. The condition of a po3t illict is just as clearly indicatve of the health of illine.s of the commercial condition of a town, as is the tongue and pulse of a man. of his physical condition. Upon inquiry we learn the fol lowing I acts from postmaster J. Porter Patton. country coughing up 18,000,000 more to cure them of cholera not cholera enfantum but the kind that makes angels out of them just the same as the "water cure" does. Great people that, great country this. If the Republican parly cannot make the people's surplus do the disappearing act, none need apply. Marshall. Mo., Jan 8 The Kansas City court of appeals affirms the decision of the cir CUit court and gives Miss Helen Hutf of Marshall i?:i.000 damages for injuries received on a de fective sidewalk here. If the ordinance pertaining to clean ing sidewalks is a dead letter, why not all of them dead? List week the sidewalks in the busl ne.ss section of this city were in a dangerous condition until nature undid what it had done. Unless there is a change, it is only a question of time when the city will have another Lizzie McCormick affair on its hands. Shandon Bells. Francis O'Mahoney, other wise known as 'Father Prout."' wrote "The Shandon Hells" He was born in Cork. Ireland, in 1804 and died in Paris May 18, 1864. O'Mahony was edu rated f or the priesthood in Par is and Rome and ordained, but tm SIM 1,1c i-linrirp lit .tlf.tr! Ktivc wwwia our journalism. He contributed to Eraser's Magazine. Bentley's Magazine and the London Daily News. In 1884 he retired to a convent. With deep affection And recollection 1 often think on Those Shandon bells. Whose sounds so wild would, In the days of childhood, Fling round my cradle Their magic spells. On this I ponder Where'er I wander, And thus grow fonder. Sweet Cork, ot thee; With thy bells of abandon. That sound so grand on The pleasant waters Of the river Lee. Year 1808 1890 1900 1901 1SJU2 Receipts Salary 18,808,66 11,500 8,929,60 1,500 4,5)40.09 1,600 4.1 85, 17 1,600 4,691,54 1,600 AM which goes to prove that in spite of the terrible drouth of 1901 there has been a con stant healthy growth in Monroe City with a good prospect of 1908 proving to be the banner vear up to and including it. SUPPER TO-NIGHT. 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While at glib rate FSrass tongues would vibrate Hut all their music Spoke naught like thine; For memory dwelling On each proud swelling Of the belfry knelling Its bold nofes lree. Made the bells of Shandon Sound far more grand on The pleasant waters Ot the river Lee. I've heard bells tolling Old "Adrian's Mole" in, Their thunder rolling From the Vatican. And cymbals glorious Swing uproarious In the gorgeous turrets Of Norte Dame; But thy sounds are sweeter Than the dome of Peter Flings o'er the Tiber, Pealing solemnly; Oh! the bells of Shandon Sound far more grand on The pleasant waters Of the river Lee. There's a bell in Moscow, While on tower and kiosk, O In Saint Sophia The Turkman gets. And loud in air Calls men to prayer From the tapeilig summit Of tall minarets. Such empty phantom 1 freely grant them; But there is an anthem More dear to me 'Tis the bells of Shandon. Sound far more grand on The pleasant waters Of the river Lee. We Give Them Away. 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Old subscribers at regular polls or under the I WU1 be entitled to a map by law as soldiers." Interpreted j pay ug up arrearages and a or defined that meant iu "Poor j year in aavatue. Old Missouri" vote twice Mr. Bryan's advice to ap point some negro women to northern postmasterships will hardly get a hearing at the white house. Yet it is timely, all riijht enough! Rev. Sam Small. Surely iu the case of Emiuet Hal lock, distance lends en chantmUt, tor when working foi the Democrat, Palmyra was his haven of rest, on Sun dav. Now he works tor the Palmyra Herald aud every Sun dav finds turn in Mouroe. lirl how is it? t?e J U aaaaal f