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W. J. ROUSE, Editor. K. F. HIXSON, City Editor. TERMS $1.00 PER YEAR entered atthe pot office at Monroe City, Mo, econd-olui matter. ( nf r i i Buffum '14 IHJEPHONE j u,ncel F. & M. - 90 ( Residence, Buffum - 158 THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1904 Linwood Links. Cleve Haydon will visit his brother, Lee in St. Louis, dur ing the holidays. Leo Hagger, ol Sbiel, visited John Hayden and family Satur day until Monday. Mrs. Sarah Garnett is the guest of her sister, Mrs. S. L. Strode at New London. The members of Cincinnati church are preparing for a Christmas tree at that place Dec. 24. Fred Jensen and wife, of Han nibal were the guests of Char ley Ware add wife several days last week. Miss Ethel Pennington closed her school at Webster and re turned home last week on ac count of small pox at that place. George Keller has traded his stock of dry goods, groceries and house and lot in Cincinnati to Coon Gillan, of Center, for a farm near Johnson. Mesdames H. Levy aud J. W. Cox and Miss Carrie Stewart were Quincy visitors Tuesday. They went over to meet their sisters. Mr. Thomas McKay of Chi cago has been the guest of her friends, J. S. Scott and family and C. M. Sullivan. Jolly George Moessner of Hun newell was circulating among old friends in this city Tuesday afternoon. Oscar Young, of near Palmy ra has been visiting relatives in this section of the country. Mrs. J. R. Robey, of Lakenan is the guest 'of her son, J. D Robey. "Kate'' Bowen, Marion coun ty's sheriff was a business visi tor in this city Saturday. Mrs. T. E. Fitapatrick and sister, Miss Barbara Mudd spent Saturday with Hannibal friens. Misses Laura and Imogene Bell were in the Bluff City tak ing a peep at Santa Claus. They wanted to see if the old gentle man by-tbe-creek was different from the one that vis its the Queen of the Prairies. Mr. and Mrs. Allen A. Aylor of Hannibal have been the guests of the homefolks in this cily. A meeting of the State Poul try Association will be held at Moberly, Jan. 3 to 6. The best poultry raisers will be present with exhibits of their birds. Miss Velma Leake, one of the Saccharine village's charming young ladies, has been the guest of her friend, Miss Mamie LosBon. The regular correspondent of the Quincy Herald says: I did not know that the castigation given O. Harry Parks in that paper of the 16th inst. was or would be written. MvMaA A bouse divided against itself shall fall. Last Thursday F. M. Rohr of this city was grant ed at Paris, a divorce from his wife and the next day one was granted O. Harry Parks from his wife. Divorces are unpleas ant things to handle, there fore this paper makes it a rule to touch-them lightly or to ig nore them altogether. J. H. Woodward, the grocer was at Barry 11., Thursday to attend the sale ot real estate belonging to his father estate Mrs. J. T. McMahon, of Shel bina, has been visiting her friend, Mrs. J. D. Robey, who is quite ill with rheumatism. Murry Leonard of St. Louis arrived Friday noon to pay his cousins, Mrs. F. S. Turner and Miss Sallie Crawford a visit. Messrs. James Elliott and Al vin Broughton of Shelby coun ty, near Emden have bought the brick livery barns on S. Main St. from W. W. Handley. The new firm came to the city highly recomended and will receive a hearty welcome from the citizens- Candy Pullin' Friday evening Mrs. -James Redd gave a candy pullin' to her neices. Miss Pearl and Ruby Forsythe and their friends, Misses Alice Clark Lillian Ely, Bess Marshall and Messrs Ar thur Ely, Paul Cox, Clarence Smith and Jamie Proctor. Yes' em, it was sweet and sticky and lots of fun thrown in. Mrs. Lucy Courtney of Han nibal, is the guest of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wil liams northeast of ihis city. When you want a fine dish of fried or raw or stewed oysters served just right. Remember Wilson, the caterer. R V. Sullivan expects to leave to-day for a protracted visited with relatives in south ern Indiana, Ulno nod eastern Kentucky. Mrs. J. W. Lightbody and brother, Otis Yancy came down r tt i . iruui nunnewen to lane a peep at Kris Kringle. Miss Victoria Gateskill of Hannibal, spent the first of the week in this city with relatives CONGRATULATIONS. The Democrat always likes tocongratulate those who de serve it, and especially when they are Monroe people. Rob ert O. Cranston, mail clerk out of St. Louis on the Burlington. has been promoted twice in four months. He is now clerk in charge of the car. T. H. Ball and Peter Werner were business visitors in the capitol of Ma rion, Monday, Jasper Henderson was look ing after his business interests in the Bluff City Monday. He took two of his chicken pickers with him to help the "branch house" Henderson & Utterback out of suds, J. T. Elliott Alvia Broughton Successors to W. W. HANDLEY Livery, Feed JSC And 2 Sale Stables For Fancy Drivers and Excellent Buggies and Surries X see a: 1 i i i Broughton & Elliott i SOUTH MAIN STREET SMALL FIRE. Don't ask John Whitecotton ot near Shiel what he does with the ashes when he takes them up He put them in a bucket and set them on the porch. The heat melted the bottom out of the bucket and set tire to the porch. Oh, well, some carpen ter can build another porcb and came near getting a contract tor another house. Miss Mary Mclntyre, a stud ent ot Stephens College is home tor the holidays. Thursday, a leading merch ant reeled off this story to us: "You take a big prosperous season like this and the people don't spend as much money as they do on half a crop." When asked 'Why?" he said: "Don't know unless when they have half a loaf they eat it and when they have a whole loaf tbey want to save two-thirds of it He may be right, he may be wrong. James Spalding of Hunnewell came down Monday to visit his son, W. B., the druggist. The latest government scan dal is: The cruiser, San Fran cisco has been turned into a "plainevry-day'' smuggling cratt. When off Newport News the custom officers boarded her and seized a large quantity of silks, cigars, china and ostrich feathers. After a pleasant- visit with her sister, Mrs. Node Green, Miss Julia Maddox, one of the dear girls of Hydesburg. re turned to her home, Monday. Miss Bessie Baynum is now one of the attentive assistants at the Variety Store. Miss Hattie Wood spent Tues day with relatives at the Sac charine villege. GOOD ONE. B. F. Carrico is not only a dandy shot but stands in his own door way and shoots prair ie chickens and be is not only a chicken shooter but a big heart ed fellow, why, he even bro't us the head and neck (no legs nor breast) to prove his story. Richard C. Critcblaw of near Philadelphia, left Tuesday for Hunter, Ok., to spend the win ter with a son residing there. It is rumored that Governor elect Folk will appoint Speed Mosby, editor of the Cole Coun ty Democrat, to the position of pardon clerk. This office was created four years ago, but Governor Dockery, deeming it unnecessary, did not appoint any one and did the work him self thereby saving the state its annual salary of (2,000. Good Times Thursday afternoon we met a traveling man who was an old acquaintance and got this song and dance from him: In my many years experience as a traveling representative of a grocery house. I have never known as many goods in our line sold for future delivery a was sold this past fall. The country merchants now have heavy stocks because all futures are now delivered. Taken as a whole I have never known this part Northeast Missouri to be as prosperous as at present. The result of those heavy futures will be. after Christ mas my trade will slacken up because the merchants will make "short orders." mere is me wnoie story in short meter, as coming from a conservative business mau who is in a position to know what he is talking about. IN MEM0RIAM. Whereas. God in His infinite wisdom has removed from us our beloved Neighbor Joseph L. Kendrick, with sad hearts we pay this tribute to his mem ory. Resolved, That Monroe City Camp No. 2236 Modern Wood men of America tender to his bereaved family our earnest sympathy at the death of one wno was a aevotea nusoana, a loving father, a dutiful son, a kind neighbor ever ready to aid the needy. Resolved, That our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days. Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family, a copy to the Monroe City papers for publi cation and a copy to the camp clerk to be spread upon the minutes. W. J. Rouse. ) B. Spalding, V Committee. Jacob Earbart and daugbtl left yesterday for Stuttgart; A , 1 ,t It I -X . iim., wnere mey win speuu several weeks with relatives. Card of Thanks We wish to express our grati tude to friends and neighbors who assisted us during our late bereavement. Jacob Earhart and children. If you owe E. L. Anderson please arrange to pay bim by the first of the New Year, as it is impossible tor him to con tinue in business and let these accounts run from year after year. All of these balances. make it hard on him. Mrs. John Goitman of Han nibal came up Monday to visit the homefolks north of the city. Mrs. William Thompson Sbelbiua has been the guest friends in this vicinity. of of A.. L. Rouse left Thursday for Bozeman, Mont Oysters. Celery, son's. etc. at Wil- Mrs. Mattie Howard spent the first of the week with friends in Hunnewell. The steamer Glen Island bound from New York to New Haven was destroyed by fire Saturday. Nine persons are known to have lost their lives. HIGH SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT, Friday Evening 7:30- Song; "Carol, Sweetly Carol." Recitation; The Shepherd Boy's Carol Ethel Baynum. Declamation; Rome and Carthage. Joe leenhower. Duet: Instt-ume jtal. Paul Cox. Jamie Proctor, Song: The Song in the Air, Declamation, Who was the Minute Man of the Revolution, Ennis Green. Music; Double Quartet. Recitation: Santa Claus' Assistant, Etta Williamson. Music; Glee Club, Recitation; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Lillian Marshall. Duet; Instrumental: Sunflower Dance, Lillian Ely, Ruby Forsythe. Dialogue: Bess Marshall, Anna Nolen, Paul Cox, Harry McNutt. Scarf Drill. Wallace L. Bond went to Perry Tuesday. He is building a 15.000 residence over there for a Mr. Richards. Mrs. C. H. Smith of Brook field, came down Tuesday, to visit her mother, Mrs. Mollie Mudd. G. E. Tompkins will tiki his mother to one of the Quincy hospitals, Saturday, to have an operation performed on her. J. H. and James McClintic have returned from Memphis Tenn., where the? were call! last week by the serious illness of their brother, Charles, who had pneumonia. W Dr, P. S. Turner J J. T. S. Hickman of Hannibal, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cum mings of Palmyra, attended the funeral of H. M. Clark. Mrs. Joseph Smith of Ely, was a abopper in the city yes terday. Mrs. W. T. Youell and daugh ter, Miss Venie, have returned from an extended visit with friends at Pana, 111. Judge Samuel J. Harrison of Hannibal was in the city Tues day looking for and he found them, good things to be eaten at the annual banquet ot the Hickman Hunting Club. Mon roe is a good plact to come to for anything good from hand some good women to quail on toast. Ernest Mudd of Hannibal, spent the first of the week in the city with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mudd, of Moberly, have been visiting his mother, Mrs. Mollie Mudd. J. H. Woodward was a busi ness visitor at Barry, ILL, dur ing the week. 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