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Get your dinner at Griffith's. Mrs. Dan S. Sliarp was a Quincy visitor Tuesday. Dr. Hornback, Oculist and Aurist, Hannibal, Mo. W R P. Jackson and J. P. Moss, were Palmyra visitors Tuesday. The tine piano which the Democrat is going to give away is wnrtl bust ling tor. Misses Ava Stribling and Maggie Hamilton of near Clar ence were shopping liereyester dav. After a pleasant visit with the homefolks. Mrs. J. G. Van Cleve, of Minol, N. D , departed yesterday. Miss Bliiabetb Go e tie is now one of the accommodating clerk at the Rogers & Thompson de partment store. John tttrean wants the money that you owe him. Since he has accommodated you, dow i you think you should pay Now. This week W. B. Spalding i sendicn out statements to tiio&e indebted to him and expects them to settle as it takes money to run his business. Taylor Pitzer, one of the best fellows ever, came up from Louisiana and spent the first ot the week with the friends ol bis boyhood. J. R. Spiker has bought tht J. H. Woodward stock ot un -ceries and will move it to hi pleasant place of business on North Main Street as soon as he can get posesslon of the ad joining room, now occupied by Hoi lis and Howard, as a cigar factory. Messrs Hollis & How ard will move to the wedge building on South Main at the junction of Main and Vine Streets. The LeRoy show at the opera bouse last night gave a highly satisfactory performance which pleased the large audience that was present. While the com pany is not large what it lacks in quantity is made up in quali ty, each memberof the company receiving well merited applause. The motion pictures and illus trated songs were very flue News, Worithington, Ind. At Opera House, Sat. night, Jan. 7 LINWOOD LINKS. Rev. E l wards of Canton preached at Ariel Sunday morn ing and night. The holidays passed off very quiet in this locality. Mrs. Harrv Couch is visiting relatives in Hannibal. Linwood school began Mon day after a week's vacation. Lewis Stewart visited bis father at Paris during the holi days. John Lang of Cincinnati has sold bis farm to Wm. Jacobs of Hatch. Finley Haggan who has bet n in Oklahoma for 'two years is visiting his sister, Mrs. John Haydon. Little Rnly and Maggie K I- er who were quite in the first of the ween are on the road to re covery. Walter Garnelt and Keitbley Bailey were the guests of rela tives and friends in New Lon don last week. Aaron Yates left Tuesday tor a visit in Kansas City and Ok lahoma. He expects to be gone several weeks. ITEMS FUtfM' PARMERS. Continued from page I. days the Georgians have been ju-t as near sighted. They have been burning hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cotton instead of putting it iway and not raising a crop next season. It is mighty poor policy to raise a big crop and then destroy half of it to in creasi t e va'ue of the remain ing ha'f. It is worse than "Love's labor lost." J B Settle has shipped n fni cy French draft Stallion to Salem, Iowa. Barger & McClintic bought during the past few days 22 cat tle of AM Vaughn; WH Moss 13 JSSm'th 1. Joe McClintic 1; and hogs from Z P Link 1. McPariand 18, H Clough 2, A C Meyers 3, M MefTord 4, W Snid er i, W D Sandifer 7, W Hed rick "), J H ' Courtney 2, Mrs White 8, B A Deal 20, II A Long 14, Geo See 8, I R Under bill 18, W BauchofT 40. C B Calvert 5, P L Gosney 2. B G Moss 2. J D Brandmyer 17, Joe Smith 1. PS Goteskell 4, John O'Brien 6, Wm Hunnewadle 51, J R Engle 8. W S McC intie 2) John Kendrick shipped 2 cars of hogs from Hassard Market Report. Por Wednesday before date "I paper. Cattle..- Hogs Sheep PORT ARTHUR HAS FALLEN. Tokio, Jan. 2 After nearly eleven months of siege by land and sea the fortress of Port Ar thur, tiie storm center of the war operation In the east has fallen into t he hands of the Mikado and his forces. The siege is unrivaled for the reck less bravery of the assailants and the grim courage ot the be sieged. Early this morning GenStoes sel, commanding the forlorn hope in the beleagued city made formal capitulation to Gen. Nogi. commander of the Japanese forces at Port Arthur Only a few hours before the news of the surrender arrived a message was received from Gen Nogi to the effect that he had received a letter from General Stoessel, asking terms upon which he might surrender. There is much rejoicing here today, and enthusiastic cele brations of the popuiace are be ing held throughout the city and everywhere that the news has penetrated Tlie officers were paroled and the garrison taken to Tokio as prisoners of war. , $3.00$5.O0 . $3.205.00 .....3.005.00 POULTRY. I fens . . Ike Spring Chicks c Roosters . 4c Ducks 7$c Young Turkeys 14c Old Toms 10c Geese f and IT ISc Guineas, each 20c Eggs . 19c B eswax 25c i it Ta I low 4c Butter 14c Green Hides 7c Corn . 43c Oats 30c Hay. $6.00f7 50 Shipments tor the week, easy: Barger & McClintic 5 cars bogs and 1 of cattle; Ed Yates 1 of cattle; Dan Sharp 4 of sheep; Selby Poultry Co 2 dressed poultry and eggs; L P Shaw 1 car mules Total 14 cars. Another One. "Finest of the tine," is the young lady that Wm. Vanmarter is entertaining. Miss Nettie Renaud is here from New York visiting the family ot D. S. Sharp Charles A Lawson was a Bluff City visitor yesterday. C. L Carpenter left Tuesday for Gotabo, Okla.. to attend to his landed interests near there. Miss Ora Shepherd has re turned from a visit with Mober ly friends. PIANO CONTEST Time of Ctosinjr will be AmMncetf Next Week. W. H. Wilson and family, of Joplin, Mo., spent the first of the week in the city with their kinspeople, Mr. and Mrs. An drew Garner. Starts Right Monroe City, Queen of the Prairies almost before the firt blush of dawn of 1005, shows her onward and progres sive spirit. The architect and contractor, V. L B nl tells us of the following residences to be built: Thomas M. Boulware, J. R Spiker, Jasper McClintic, 0. A Lawson and Wm. Smith. That makes a good showing. when the1 mouth is only three days old Mrs C. M. Neal, of Brook field, and Mrs. J. A. Spencer of Hunuewell. attended the fucer al of Mrs. Jennie Tompkins. Mr. andjMrs. Charles Harden Smith of Brookfield spent the first of the week in this city with the homefolks. Gene Montgomery left Tues day for Parsons, Kansas. COOPERVILLE William Gottman and wife spent Thursday with Mrs. Lou Colvert and family. Arthur Kincaid, and Mrs Newton of Moberly and Mrs. See of HuHnewell were called to the bedside of their brother, Harvey Kincaid who is very ill Miss Claudia Greeves return ed Sunday after spending the holiday:, with homefolks near Joanna. Lon Handley of near Perry visited friends in this vicinity (J E Colvert and family sem Sunday with C M. Bow ers and family. Geo. Shaw and wife and Mrs. Sullivan spent Sunday with Mrs. Lou Colvert. H. I.Lear spent Tuesday in Palmyra. A R. Forsyth, who has been at the Variety Store for the past two or three months has packed his grip and is now a knigbt-of-tbe-road again. The Democrat phones. They are has both for use. Send in news items, advertise ments or job printing. Miss Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Griffith is now tbe proud possesor of the great big handsome doll that was given away by W. B. Spald ing, tbe druggist. J. J. Brown and son, Orvil wtnt to Quincy Tuesday. Orvil is now a student there in one of the business colleges. A. H. Donley was called to Shelbina Tuesday, by the seri ous illness of bis sister. Schou ten's bread at Griffith's The young ladies will play basket ball at tbe opera house, Friday evening. Shave at Strean's. Dr. C. A. Noland is not able to be at his office as he has ton-silitis. Miss Adelaide Lear is spend ing the week in St. Louts. Mrs. I. L. Owen and son, Arch were Palmyra visitors yesterday. Mrs Catherine Sbiels, of Nas sau, Mo , has been tbe guest of relatives in tbe city. After a pleasant visit with tbe homefolks. Miss Oecelia Elliott returned to St. Louis, yesterday. $350 piano for energy. George Chipman, the gentle manly operator at the Joe depot is now putting on airs. His presented him with a nice revolving office chair and bis friend, Mrs. j. L. Lyon, made a lovely cushion for it. H.J. Kramer and A. J. Reis ter, of Pontiac. 111., haye been the pleasant guests of friends near this city. Mr. Kramer in formed us that Charley Wesley and family are doing well and are much pleased with their Pontiac home. New Bridge James Ryan of north of the city, was giving the county court at Palmyra, a song and dance, Tuesday. He says: "The county court will come up Friday to accept or reject the new steel bridge, which has been put in at the Stephens Ford over North river and to make arrangements for the speedy building tf ap proaches to said bridge.'' He also told us: "The con tract for a steel bridge to re place the old wooden one, which was swept away last year, on the Warren road, or what is called the New Market bridge has been let. The bridge is to be 108 feet long and 12 feet wide." New London, Mo., Jan. 8 Active preparations are being made by the state and defense for the trial of Dr. J. T. Watson here on January 23. About fifty blank subpoenas have bsen issued to both sides and Circuit Clerk Sterrett issued the venire for 100 jurors. They will be placed in the hands of Sheriff Adkisson and he will at ouce proceed to secure the jury. Prof. C B. Hugley attended the state meeting of school teachers, held at Columbia, last week. Many votes have been cast during the week and tl e inter est steadily growing. Tb con testants are hustling. Get in do your part and assist some to win this grand piano. You will not regret it. Following is the relative standing of the candidates as we go to press; Miss Anna Nolen Miss Bessie Willis Mrs. T. B. Hayden Miss Glessie Herron Miss Claudell Settle '05 VOTING COUPON. Not good after Jan. 12 V This enunnn ic mnrfh ok TVUIt.II HJ TF votes and is hereby cast for 9 1 (Name of your favorite.) S i - f (Tour mm Card of Thanks. To our kind friends who came to us in the hour of great sor row, and so willingly and lov ingly helped us care for our dear wife and loving mother we tender to you our very grateful thanks. May the kind dear Fa ther in Heaven be with you and I bless you. Joe C. and Bessie Ou via Geat "They Say" 'They say": It matters not J from what point of the compass the wind blows New Years Day, it will blow from that point once every twenty-four hour for forty days. "They say". The first three days weather of January con trols the weather for the first three months of the year. Janu ary 1st, weather warm and wind from the south. January 2nd, rain and snow, but not cold, January 3rd, bright clear and frosty but not cold. Keep tab on "They say," and see if "They know." Mrs. Richard F. Heath, of Hannibal, has been visiting her parents, George T. Jarman and wife. INDEPENDENT Telephone Service MEANS MUCH TO ALL THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN BY REASON OF ITS LIBERAL PATRONAGE; Its Future DEPENDS UPON THE CONTINUANCE OF THIS PATRONAGE.