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mm Santa Claus is in largely for now HAVILAND CHINA and to be able to please him Bert Bull has prepared to meet his wants by putting in the Largest Line and most Exquisite Designs that Santa ever saw in Monroe City. There are the lovelv little things, designs of every nature that will please Sunday School teachers as well as school teach' ers for their class, and cost only 5c to 25c. Tell your hus band about that Dinner,Brcakfast or Tea Set and Santa will hear you. Fancy Groc ery Line is purer and bet' ter than ever. SfST BOLL'S VTVVVY7TTYVVYVVVVVVVVVVVYT is the place for Tropical Fruit and Nuts as well as the finest line of CANDIES TVVVVVVVVYVVVVVVVVV7VVVVVV Depend upon him for your Xmas dinner. 'PHONE 67. BERT BULL, Monroe City, Ho. Religion of the Weed. TJtirtrr tlio piwit nnthplnil of the Fur down tiit? pillared alslea of plno, I join the prayer !' popple beni Ami count the beaded roftary vino. A transept of tilno hi A choir "f blrda ha ;iv-n overhca t hhl In cup, My worship N the pleading of tho The burning adorutli i I n gtar. The pleading of the i Ine thnl ren With outstretched arms, confldin child The trees, are they nut horn In faith That when the sun has shlnf " clod has sniiledV The ind end the S, t! id Joyous lark, high-mounted n his onK, Hai ii' ted me In rap Ami though l tarry grass. I urn a Mule w ure from the humble in And like this untaus ihu the guest ot God I it winged heart of mi w- Bweeter for liberty, the breexes Tin' vale with lioly incense of the :i Ami consecrate th nltnr of the I. ill The sunlit oitnr of the hill, far up The pillared aisles of arching usli and pine, Where nature offers rtnlly sucrlfloe. Ami night and day keep watch before her shrine. And now. nt eve, thi prli itly hour ha donned A purple vestment for the vesper mass The si trs have hi the 1 1 i rs i the ' w, And hnre ami huh are kneeling In tiie gniis.i. Throstles Intone the offertory nn'.p, And lol upon the altar hIM of i-iftv, A blood-rod host the Eitcrlllolal iun The immolation of a dying day, "t.lpplnootVi for August. AMABEL'S LOVE c AFFAIRS "It's from Cousin Fred," said Dora with conviction. "Ye es," said Amabel, slowly. "I believe it's a proposal," said Lucy. And Amabel said nothing. "I knew he'd propose to you!" Lucy continued. "He fell in love with you straight away. And he's never been ' really In love with anybody before she added. "I can't think what to do!" sighed Amabel, gently. "Aren't you going to accept him?" gasped both the girls at once. "It's a little awkward," Amabel be gan. "But he's ever so much nicer than anybody else!" Lucy interrupted her. "And you have encouraged him, Amabel," said Dora. "But there are the other two," said Amabel, uncertainly. "What other two?" asked Lucy. "The two I'm engaged to already," "Engaged already!" gasped Lucy. "To two men!" choked Dors, "Yea, two of them," Mid Amabel, koyele'T. rou gee," she explained, "it wan like this. I was staying with the Law For.s for some dances and Charlie Law son proposed to mo during the 'BUie Danube' waltz, and. somehow, I couldn't, say no. Then I went to stay with the Qlbbsei and a Captain Har rison proponed to mo one day when wo wont on a paper chase. Wo were simply miles from homo, and it would have been so awkward to bave said 'no' then. And now oh, dear! what shall I do. girls?" "Of course, you are really engaged to the man who asked yon first," said Lucy. "You're never goinrr to accept Cousin Frod as well!" gr.sped Dora. "He's much tho nicest," Amabel as sured her. "Seriously, Amabel, you are engaged to the waltzing man," Lucy expostu lated. "Charlie Lawson," said Amabel, with a resinned sigh. "And you must write to the other man saying you have made a mistake," Lucy continued, authoritatively, "I'll write to Captain Harrison at once," raid Amabel, obligingly. "J never did really like him." "Of course!" both firls assented ln diiT irently. ' And thin?" Amabel glanced at nolo in her lap. "Oh, of course, you must axplal: thi Outside, at no great distance away Dora and Lucy waited with heart? full of sympathy for poor Cousin Fred Tho sympathy becamo a trifle uneasy as time went on, and no heavy, heart flroken tread was hoard to descend the stairs and seek the front door. Presently they ventured a little nearer within. "Why, what Is this little white thing on the floor." said Cousin Fred's voice In a curiously muffled tone. "Oh, it's mine," said Amabel's voice. "I wrote it for you; it's a confession plense road it." "Confession, you dear baby! What nn Idea! Stick it in the fire. I don't want to know all your little sius, yo'i precious filly!"' "Oh, but I havo been really very THE BURLIGTON'S ATTRAC TIVE SUMMER TOURS. t. i M BE To Colorado, Utah and the Black Hills Only one fare plus 50 cents round trip to Denver, Colorado Springy, Pueblo, Salt Lake City and the Black Hills. Daily from June 1; all summer limits. To California. From August 10 to Septem the round trip for $47 50 f Louis: 148 from the Missouri II ter; from other points nroDortlnna , lOnlytfll mora return tn-r via Puget j Sound The W orld's Fair. The most mairnlrlcent creation hv the hand of man. Greatly reduced excursion rater daily throughout tha Exposition perion, Consult nearest ticket agent lor exact rates, also for information relative to hotels and stopping places. To Minnesota. Yellowstone Park. Etc Greatly reduced rates to these at tractive summer regions, Slop-Overs in St. Louis. Stop-overs for the Exposition "al lowed ou through ticket-'. Buy through over the Burlington. Consult initial agent or write the undersigned for rates, routes, berths, specific infor mation aad publications. Wm Fitzgerald, o A L W Wakelj, Q P A Hannibal, Mo Su Louis, Mo J L LYON. Agent m i if ii in w mii to "We will leave you to write your letters, then," said Lucy. "He says he will come for hio a: swer this evening," Amabel sighed. "Poor, dear man! I'll write him e little note and just slip it into hi.i hand when bo comes, aud then ru' away, and he can read it, and gc aome quietly afterward." So Amabel wrote two letters arc posted one of them. The other was tightly screwed up in Amabel's; hand when the front door boll rang in an agitated manner just after 6 o'clock. It was very nearly dark, but there was a pleasing flicker of firelight. T'.ie door opened and a tall young man came hopefully into the room. Ama-' bel shut her eyes, held her breath and extended her little white hand and the note. The hand was eagerly i seized and kissed. "Darling!" whispered a very glad young man; ami the little paper fell anheeded tc he floor "Yc-es, all the Important once." bad," raid Amabel, in an ashamed voice. "Ever so bad; you've no idea; and you ought to know, really." "Give me the terrible list, then,' said Cousin Fred, severely. Dora and Lucy grasped each other's hands. Poor Cousin Fred! ' Are they all here?" he continued. "Ye es, that is, ail the important ones," Amabel answered. Then the sleepy fire flickered upon suddenly, in Joy of having something to burn. "What a darling you are!" Cousin Fred began, but the rest of the re mark, if there was any, was too smoth ered to reach any further than Ama bel's little pink ears. That evening Amabel wrote to Char lie Lawson. The Bystander. Wlu n v.-- fail to get ycui Iniirjdrr. Wu n you are ready ; .-:r.-' . tiliu ie to us and we v.-i 1 et iu llio next lot. Our phone numbers are 122 Buffura and 44 F. & M. Monroe City Steam Laundry V.'oeds cannot be allowed to grow good crop of anything is expect Tliey absorb moisture and pre : iJj roots of the food plants from ng it. As water is the conveyor food of the plants, this is a ..t drawback. The more succulent woods tho more do they inter Ith the growing of plants that re raised f;r the use of man. Dr. Hornback, Oculist and ! Aurist, Hannibal, Mo. -Filial I n -i; a v , .' mm 'j 2 g I Mr k Sli "I believe It's a proposal." Cousin Fred," Lucy remarked relent lessly. "Should we explain for you?" Dora offered, kindly. "It might- be awkward for you, and we could Just hint" "No, thank you," said Amabel. "I'll 1o my own explaining. You see, they ire my proposals." 9 i H U N H H U u List Your Property With g Us For Good Results M Real Estate Agents We have a nice line of farms both large and small for sale. Also city prop erty. X X Don't Forget That Carpenter kteji HOME MADE BKEAD and CAKES. Also the Best Meal in the Citv for TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. Ml VUirjo jnAue CT.RH1RABIL I. L. OWEN. Jr. Breeder and Shipper of REGISTERED POLAND CHINA HOGS. For Sale A few choice spring pips, eit her sex. R. F. D. No. 5 Monroe City Mo J. T. Sandifer, Licensed m I Auctioneer, Hon roe City, Mo. Everybody knows JiniS 8 and wnere to itnd him. 1 SATISFACTION 1 GUARRANTEED. Coach Excursion Rates TO THE World's Fair, ST. LOUIS, MO. VIA. WABASH. From Carrolltoi), Triplett, KIrksville, Glasgow, Columbia 'and all inter mediate Btions, daily, during months of September, October and Novem ber. Also December 1. From all stations North aud West of Carrollton, Triplett and Kirksville, on each Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during September, October and November. Also December 1. Exceedingly Low Rates on Dates Mentioned Above Tickets good returning for 7 days from date of sale. Except no tickets will be limit ed beyond Dec. 2, 1904. The WABASH is the only line that ands you direct at World's Fair 'irnifi oa their own rails- H.E. WATTS,P,& T. 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