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W.j. ROUS K, Editor. H. F. hlXtiON, CltJ Editor. TRRftiS Si.oo VVM V AH I i.lercd M the p o t OflVM at Monfot lily, Mo. m imin.l.i 'ii i atti-r. lELEPUOM. NO. it THURSDAY. JAN. 22. 1009 GERMANS TRY TO Force Passage Into Venezuelan Harbor. Cruiser Panther Repulsed. Things are again getting de cidedly hot in the British. (!er man and Venezuelan Imbraglio. Tlie Panther forced its way to the entrance of Lake Marac ibo and began to shell Fort San Carlos. The fort replied with its force of four guns and made things too hot for the Panther to hold its position. She steamed away in a crippled condition. The fort suffered no damage and had only three men wounded by the Panther's shells. Wc Don't Think. Major Howell, of Atlanta, j Oa.f and President Orr, of the; Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, j have star-ted in to raisr 20.000 j to advertise Atlanta and1 Georgia. About all of the ad verlising Hits city and vicinity has ever gotten was through! the 1; mocrat, it furnishing the1 .... , T . J uiiui nun i ne grease, n n.is lor nine years, always, been j to the front of and tor any and I every measure that would or possibly COUld advance the in terests of the city or country and lias never received a dollar for it and ducedly little encour agement. There is not a paper Id t lie Siate our subscribers will bank on the statement that has so persistently worked for roads and bridges and let the outer world know what kind of town and country Monroe is. ITEMS FROM FARMERS Of Farmers. For Fanners And Pertaining To Farmers- Leonard Gosney has finb hauling the 5100 bushels lied of Samuel and John Elzea are t his week delivering BOO bush els of wheat to the grain buy ers of this city. Jerry Harris has sold 2.000 bushels of corn to John Ken d rick at 34 cents. Ed E. Yates given that heretofore David R. Notice. Notice is hereby t he co partnership existing between Davenport and Robert E Lear, under the firm name ot Daven port & Lear, was by mutual consent of the undersigned, dis solved and fully terminated on on the .'list day of December. 1002. Any unsettled business of w heat he sold to the Monroe ' M lllina Co.. at 60 cents. I Hiram OloUgb is making ar-j I r sngementS to build a nice resi dence in the spring. . n. uavis, ot Dimaen was j in tin city Prldsy and informed us that he had finished hauling his 1001 crop of wheat to the mill He received 00 cents per bnshel for it. He said, the yield in 1001 would not compare with that of 1002 but on th other hand, tht quality of 1002 wheat raised by him would not compile with thai of 1001. Yates Hros. & Sullivan have sold for M. A. Hornback bit 1 to acre larm miles south ot city to J. A. Hays for ifC.OOO. These are busy days for the corn shelters in the Queen of the baled week, for hay he car loads of it. Market Cattle Hogs Sheep was business this shipped out lit GEM OF A WEDDING. Was That of R- Elmo Jackson And Miss Ella Gentry Hawkins, Yesterday At First Baptist Church. Report 50t5.00 60 t6. 00 60O94.60 the old tirm should be promptly rn i- a it i i ue excnemeiu in v ene.ueia i sett ei un with Mr- r . is again intense talks fleht. and everyone Do Mussels Move? To the Editor of the Scientific American: I do not pose as a scientist, and yet the question: "Do Mus sels Move?" that has been go ing the rounds of the country press, and has found its way in to the Scientific American of this date, has both amused and surprised me a Missouri boy and I suppose has surprised all Missouri boys who have lived near a stream. Davenport, who is authorized to settle all outstanding either due from ot to said firm. January 15th 1903. David K, Davenport, Katherine S.Lear, Executrix Estate of Robert E. LEAR Deceased. The smooth thin shelled nius- Through Others Eyes The Philadelphia Record, too sees the thing this way, with out any conditional annond. auce. The Record remarks: It is estimated quite easy and sate to ouenu me lace nreiu- dices of the mei chants and bus iness men of Charleston by mak- sel lives in the streams on the i inir a black man r,li...-i,r r saudy bottom. The corrugated heavy shelled mussel lives in the mud and is the comtneicial mussel, i.e., the shell from which buttons are made. Often in clear water one can see the smooth shelled mussel on the edge with a t ail or track benindiit that extend one or six feet. The side opposite the hinge is slightly open and the mussel protruding a quar ter of an inch, is feeding. Its lips, belly or feet are corrugat ed like the be'ly of a snake, and with the exception of the mus sel's movement being in a straight line, is identically the same, being propelled by con traction and expansion. When a large stream is ful and causes "back water" In the smaller streams, and then re cedes rapidly, the life habits of the large, heavy mud mussel are justias easily seen. When a mussel is moving, if it is picked up quickly and squeezed, it draws back into the shell, and a fine stream ot water will be forced out, like me waier irom me rune ot a muzzle loading guu 'when being cleaned. The iridescent coloring of the inner side of the thin-shelled mussel is as tine as that of any sea shell. Monroe City, Mo., Jan. 3, 1903. R. F. Hixson. The foregoing letter was pub lished in the Scientific Ameri can of Jan. 17. It was written in a fit of disgust at the finely woven theoretical theories ad vanced by some Library Scien tist who bad broken into print customs at that port, especial ly when the act promises some personal and political advan tages in connection with the southern delegates to the next republican national conven tion. But while trampling on the race prejudices of the south let President Roosevelt conquer his own. or, at least, have suf ficient courage of his opinions to ride his colored hobby the full length. He and his repub lican supporters in congress have the appointment of nu merous officers of the army and navy, ,and in the selection of these officers they can signalize t heir superiority to the narrow prejudices of race which they affect so much to despise in other people. Have not the negroes the same political and social right to share in the offices of rank and distinction in the military and naval serv ice that they have to share the collectorships and postmaster ships in the south? An answer is that the appointment of colored army and navy officers would not be practicable, and if practicable would inevitably cause great mischief and de moralization in the respective military establishments. Grant it. But ought not this inspire in President Roosevelt some consideration for the prejudices of the citizens of the south, who are just as repugnant to have negro collectors and postmas ters as are the army and navy to have negro colonels and ad mirals? The Washington Post asks questions that are just as naughty. the Prairies. Car load after car load of the pretty white and yellow grain is being ship ped from here. Strings of farm ers wagons loaded with com is a common sight on the streets and wagons loaded with baled nay ptay a close second, 'mere is not near enough stock in the country to consume the bumper crop of 1002. A queer sight at the Joe de pot Saturday, was great stacks of baled hay placed there by Ed E. Yates, because he could not get cars to ship in. 'There is no money in farm ing." Now let us demonstrate that trite saying: Sixty days ago John A. Bethea bought 17 shoats from Mr. Clark. He af ter keeping out the big one of the bunch, has sold 10 of them to Ruff Christian, of Warren. In the deal Mr Bethea is one fine shoal and 100 a head. No there is no money etc. The pigs or shoats are about 5 months old. V. C. Spalding shipped 2 fancy fox hounds to E. P. Moore, of Shelbina, Saturday. J. P. Bottorff sold William Truitt, a good cow and calf for $40. Butler Yates and son have delivered 1300 bushels of corn to A. H. Green at 35 cents per bushels, O. O. Nitchman is the right kind of farmer and knows a good country aud good thing when he sees it and does not want all of it himself. After reading the Democrat a few months he wants his friends to read ic, so ordered it sent J. H. Mackneeley, Lucas, Iowa. By the way when it comes to hand ling big loads of corn Mr. Nitch man is it. so far for on Satur day he brought in a load that weighed 5BA bushels and brought 35 cents. A new cattle disease has broken out at Birch Tree, Mo Their throats swell up and they are unable to sawllow. Several large herds are effect ed. Will T. Clark shipped 6 car loads of cattle Sunday. It is the bunch he has been feeding north of the city. He still has 114 head of stockers oil hand. D. D. Melson has sold 80 head of sheep to John Jordon. Now J John will have a lamb and wool story in the spring. Good for John, and he does not hide his light under a bushel. John L. Owen took 12 head of beeves to the Bluff City market Monday. Lambs 4.00(8 6.00 Chickens 0c Turkeys 18(8 16c Ducks OSc ( i eese 7c Eggs 18c Corn 35c Shipments for week ending yesterday neon. Sharp and Gray 3 cars of sheep: Sharp ami Stoddard 1 car ol sheep; W. T. Clara t cars of cattle; W. II. Bird 1 car of cattle; Harger and McCIiutic 2 cars of hogs; Ed E. Yates 18 oars of hay: Sharp and Gray 1 car of hogs; A. H. Green 4 cars of hay and 4 of corn. Monroe Milling Co . 3 cars of corn. Total 38 cars. The signal service report taken to the farmers from the postoflice. is not sent out from the Hannibal Station, but is taken from St. Louis morning papers and with a rubber logo type traiwereu to sups oi pa per. Ennis Tooley has 100 head of cattle on half feed. Frank D Proctor is delivering !,000 bushels of tine white corn. Barger and McClintic have bought hogs from the following farmers in the past few days: Broughton 10, II W Wood a, J vv wood l, .) Li ivioruiiand 15, J Christian 12, J Quinn 0, An tone !). J Gibson 18, W. Bland 24, 1R Underbill 5, R E Tompkins 0, Jim Ryan 1, W Whittmer 2, F M Redman 30, Longacre 5. J B Gray 1, B Swigart 4, B Morthland 3. B McFarland 3. One the pretlie-d marriage strictly in i contracts ever entered into in this city, was by Richard Elmo Jackson and Miss Ella Gentry Hawkins, at the Firs' Baptist Ohurhc at 1:15 p. m. yesterday. Rev. I. W. Bead officiating. (t was a union ol I VO of the oldest families of Marlon and Ralll counties. The church was beautifully decorated with terns and pot ted plants. Scarcely had the ushers, Prof. Thomas Dawson and Harry Jackson seated the hundreds of friends present when to the strains of sweet music the bridal party came sweeping into the large audico rium. The bride was becomingly gowned in a handsome blue broadcloth trimmed with straps of same and wearing a hat to match the gown. The brides maid, Miss Martha Redman, of Palmyra, wore a gown and hat which ,Jwas the counterpart of the hrides. The groom and His attendant Ennis Tooley were dressed in dark business suits for immediately after the cere mony the bridal party left the city for Covington and other points in Kentucky to remain a month. When they return Gthey will go to housekeeping in the pret ty home north of jthe city, pre pared for them by the grooms parents. The youug'couple were raised in and near this city and their union means a hearty, God bless you from every one. Protest Reqnest. After all there is a vast diff erence in Teddys appointing a negro to the position of assist ant district attorney in Boston and the negro postmastership at Indianola, Mississippi. The Boston man was backed by the professors of Harvard Law Schcol, by the two Massa chusetts Senators and by the district attorney. On the oth er, hand, the postmistress of Indianola. .was protested against. Now Teddy let out the kinks and take another try at it. An honest try. List of Letters. Remaining unclaimed in post office, Monroe City, Mo., on J an. 20, 1903. J. F. Blackburn, Charley Carlston, E. J. Clark, Cal Crane, Mrs Eliza Mackeloy, Ella White. To obtain any of these letters persons must say advertised. J. P. Patton, Postmaster. Gonzales Dead. Editor Narcisso Gonzales, of the State, shot by Lieutenant Gov. Tillman died of peritoni lis, Monday. The people of Soutti Carolina are wild with excitement over the tragedy. The murderous assault was un provoked. Tillman is in jail. The Burlington branch, H. & St. Joe is gettiug there in leaps and bounds. It is putting on four more eight wheeled Moguls with tender capacity of G.000 gallons of water. Th e duty of 07 cents a ton on coal has been practically a pro hibitive one and there have been few importations over the border in spite of the fact that there are nine large mines in Nova Scotia and New Bruns wick where coal is produced with unusual cheapness. It is now known that vessels from Canadian ports have carried coal for ballast and have throwu it overboard rather than pay a duty on it in enter ing American harbors. Iti the light of present conditions the coal tariff seems little less than a crime, and yet the coal sched ule is no worse than many oth ers provided in the Dingley bill. Quincy Herald. Watchithe Dogs. On the night of Dec. 2nd a mad dog went to the home of H. A." Warinner and bit his two dogs. One of the Warinner dogs showed signs of hydro phobia on the 9th day and in a few days the other also showed signs of hydrophobia. Both of these dogs died, but it is not known whether or not they bit any other dogs, The dog which bit the Warinner dogs was not killed and it is not known what became of it, or how many ani mals it may have bit and it will do no harm to watch for mad dogs. The Great Southwest. An opportunity for the in vestor and the homeseeker to see and learn more of the won derful prosperity iu Missouri, Kansas, Indian Territory, Ok lahoma and Texas, is given by the low rate excursions to the southwest via M. K. & T. R'y on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Ask for further particulars and literatnre. James Barker, Gen 1 Pass. & Tkt. Agt, St. Louis, Mo.