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ft 51 W. J. ROUSE, Editor. It. P. HIXSON, City Editor. fHRMS $I,00,rER VBAH Catered kttbe poet office at Monro City, Ho ftiieooDd-olUi matter. THURSDAY. JULY 5. 19f6. Democratic Ticket. Supreme Judge: A. M. Woodson W. W. Graves Congress: W. W. Rucker Representative: Thomas 13. Gannaway CouDty Clerk : J. N. Magruder Circuit Clerk: C. L. Dry Sheriff: P. Marion Nolen Probate Judge. W. W. Dames Prosecuting Attorney: James l Uoyct Presiding .1 mlgi;: James S Allen Treasurer: J. Fr.ink Crow Judge Eastern District: James T. Uinstattd For Collector: A. 0. Dt-aver The greatest good to the greatest number. Thank goodness the Republi can congress has adjourned. Stand with the people in their gallunt right against mo nopoly. Bryan the j-reat commoner, is the man to It ad the people on to victt rv. The Dkmockat is pleased to see the people continuing to get into the Bryan wagon. The man or company who stands by home is the one de serving of patronage. Would you rather help some big institution to crush you than to help some worthy home institution to help ycu? If you dtsire to see Monroe City a better and more prosper ous town, you should make it a special point to patronize all borne institutions in preference to the great monopolies. were taxed without representa tion in the legislative or judic ial bodies of the government. 1 Stop. Are not our Republican friends today holding a people the Pliilipnoes the same as the Am-rirans were held by England prior to July 4. 177( If the American colonies bad a right to be free from England, certainly the Philippines should.not be ruled from Wash ington. Cecil Forsythe was with Bluff City friends Monday. Senator W. S. McClintic went to Uigginsville. Monday, where he said he would be with the best people on earth. Mrs Cora Uaistattd left Mon day for a 15 day vacation. She expected to take in Denver. Jame T. Gentry, of Leonard, spent Sunday atid Monday in the city with his kinspeople. Hal Courtney and family, of Columbus, Ohio, arrived Mon day for a two weeks visit with the homefolks. Tne suiii Conway makes al ways please bis patron. . 150,000 feet ot native lumber for sale. All dimensions, tf Frank Ahland. No man is doing bis duty to bis borne town, to his neighbors, tobimself when he patronizes a big corporation which care ootbing for him. nothing for bis neighbors, nothing for bis borne town other than the mon ey it can take away from bis locality. The future of Monroe City, more than does the surrounding country, depend upon all our citizens standing by borne en terprises. The city depends up on the country for support Yesterday, July 4, the Amer ican people celebrated the sign ing of the Declaration of Inde pendence by the citizens of Eng lands' American colonies. Why do we do this? Because we feel that they did the right thing in severing their allegi ance to England, because they Prof, atid Mrs. R. S Nichols of Webb City are the guests of Mrs. Nichols parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Ely. We could use some of that money you owe us. Please don't keep it in your pockets wearing tbetn out. We want the money to spend. The Monroe City Democrat Bryan's Commoner only $1.65 per year. It pays to wear neat fitting, well made clothes of good ma terial. That is the kind Con way puts up. See hi in before, you buy. Peter Werner was with Han nibal friends Monday. Miss Bertha Nichols, former ly of this city, will teach in the Carterville high school the coming winter. The ball game Saturday night will be considerable of a novel ty because it will be played by artificial light. Mrs. Moll'e Bowers has re turned to Perry and will spend the summer there. Mrs Jesse Smith and daugh ters, Gertie and Dura, of Han- uibal are the guests of their kinsman. Joseph Smith and family. Daniel Phillips and Judge R. N. Sharp of Little Union, were with Monroe friends Tuesday. J. F. Browu and son, Everett were with Bluff City friends Tuesday. W. A. and master Donald Montgomery went to Peoria, III, to celebrate the Fourth. Jacob Gentges and family of Quincy, spent the Fourth in the city with his brother, Barney. Misses Mamie Bigley, Kath- erine Mudd, Zelma Mudd, and Grace Frye, went to Hannibal Tuesday to visit friends. Mrs. L. M. McReynolds went to Palmyra, Monday, to visit iier son. Pearl who resides near the village by the big spring Mrs. J. W. Overly and daugh ters, Ellen and Bernice are spending the week in Kansas City with their daughter and sister, Mrs. Bessie Smallwcod W. H Cearfoss ot Chicago has been visiting his brother, C. A. Cearfoss. While here he bought a tine young horse from U. J. Davis and left him with Gabe. the trainer to smooth bis gaits. Mrs. C. L. Cartrigbt and two children, of Delhart, Texas, ar rived yesterday to visit rela tives and old friends who were exceedingly glad to have them with them. W. L. Cranston and family, of East St. Louis, arrived Mon day night for a. nice long visit. Mr. Cranstsn for two weeks and Mrs. Cranston and children for two months E D. Noland and family are the pleasant guests of his moth er, Mrs. Mary E. Nolan t. En nis will move hU unnily to Chicago next wet-k W. B. Aruoi'i has gotten z bargain in tbe Dr. Nelson resi dence property. He got it from joe jenersou ana as it is on North Border between North Main and Silk Stocking Row, it is one of tbe most desirable res idences in the city. Now Will, what does it all mean anyway? Miss Mary Green attended a meeting of tbe teachers of tbe Hunnewell school in that city last Wednesday. Miss Green has been re-elected to a position in tbe school. Sbelbina Demo ocrat. Miss Green is a niece of A. II. Green in this city and Is well and favorably knowa bere Miss D. Stillion of Palmyra, has been with Monroe friends. I have taken up a red boar and a black and white boar. P. C. Wiseheart. J. R. Schultz, of Canton, is the guest of Roy Meriwether. Notice of Final Settlement. Notice is hereby given, that the un dersigned Barbara A. Shuck, Execu trix, of the eBtate of William Shuck, deceased, will make Final Settlement of her accounts with said estate as uch Executrix at the next term of the Probate Court of Monroe County, Missouri, to be holden at Paris in said county, on the 13th day of Aug. A. D. 190U. Baiuiara A. Shuck, Executrix of William Shucx. deceased. C. H. Smith, of Brookfield, was in tbe city with tbe home- folks yesterday. In addition to tickets sold to Sielbina yesterday morning 95 more were soli at noon. Misses Fannie Lynch and Liura Keller are visiting rela tives near Cincinnati. Albert Acbephol, of Quincy, was with his sister, Mrs. C. L. Drescher. yesterday. Mrs. Ada Redd has gone to Quincy to visit friends. J. W, Howell and Master Ed ward were with Quincy friends yesterday. Madison Payne, of Warren, was a business visitor in the city Tuesday. The editor of this paper would , be the last man on earth to knowingly say a word to hurt the feelings of any of its sub scribers or citizens, especially at a time when the dark winged messenger of death has brought sorrows to tbe home, but from the best of motives we desire to call our readers to tbe custom of publishing "cards of thanks," It'ts a custom that has outgrown its purpose, it it ever had one. W.ben sickness and death comes to y'qur home it is only natural that your friends and neighbors stfbuld do what they could do ro irs&ist you. They would be beatbens if they did not. They know from the expression of your face that you are thank: ful and deeply appreciate all they do, and it is not necessary to rush into print and tell the world that your neighbors were kind when you were in trouble. Tbe reading public are becom ing tired of the old stereotyped "card of thanks." You can ex press to your friends, by a look or word, yout thankfulness in a more impressive manner than you can in a column of cold type. Times Democrat. One branch ot study is neg lected too much in the Missouri public schools, declares the Ful. ton Telegraph. It wisely says: "It is wise to teach ourjchildren that the soil of Missouri is as good as they will find anywhere, that the climate is as good as any wanderers ever finds, that the people of Missouri are as good as people from any region of the world; that the schools and churches, the towns and villages, tbe trees and flowers, are better than they can be found anywhere else." The Rayville Enterprise was OJt rattier late tbe other night and observed two young "sports" having a "time" which called forth the following: Two of our young banties ot the west end broke the ice a little early last Sunday. It was a holy fright to see them strut and crow. Cold drinks and chewing gum were served throughout the dav. Tbe boys toted a bottle of milk in each hand which signifies that tbe boys were away from mamma." A Plattsburg woman assured ber husband that she bad never deceived him, asserts tbe Platte City Landmark. Just to keep track of the times she would break her promise be said be would cut a nick in the piano every time be knew she told a lie. "What do you want to ruin my piano for?" asked the angry woman. Wesley Drescher and his ootsy tootsy, Miss Lillie Myers of Quincy, spent the day yester day with bis parents, C. L. Drescher and wife. Clarence collects a dog tax. It should be collected in every city. After two months pleasantly spent with the homefolks at Columbus, Miss , Mrs. M. B Proctor has returned home and will spend the summer oversee ing the erection of ber new and what will be. a lovely residence. Albert Meyrs of Burlington, Iowa, bas been with tbe home folks north of tbe city. H. B. Mudd went to St, Louis yesterday to see about some handsome bar fixtures he is having made for bis thirst-par lor. Misses Amy Green and Ger trude Robertshaw of Monroe, are visiting tbe family of Mrs Ida Green. Shelbina Demo crat. A Remarkable Echo President Murphy of tbe Chi cago National club told at a baseball dinner a remarkable echo story. "There was a man," he began "who bad a country house in the Catskills. He was showing a visitor over his grounds one day, and coming to a billy place be said: 'Tbe.-e is a remarkable echo. If you stand under tbe rock and shout, tbe echo an swers four distinct times, with an interval of several minutes between each answer.' "But tbe visitor was not at all impressed. He said with a loud laugh: " "You ought to hear the echo at my place in Sunapee. Be fore getting into bed at night, I stick my head out of tha win dow and shout, "Time to get up William!" and the echo wakes me at 7 o'clock next morn- ng.'" Mules at 20c a Pound George Hal), a leading stock man out north of Madison, as serts that mule meat is the high est priced flesh Monroe county farmers handle for market. He further asserts that 20c a pound is a fair basis on wh'ch to buy or sell. When out buying mules Mr. Hall makes a mental esti mate of their weight and then bids tor them at the rate men tioned. He says it is as safe a plan as any he bas tried. Among the good mules now in his pens is a pair of big fellows for which he paid $380. Tbey averaged about 1000 lbs. and therefore cost him about 19c when bougnt. Paris Appeal. How Long. Sturgeon has a club called the "Independent Ten" com posed of ten young ladies, Miss Willie Mae Lightner, being one of the number. The young gen tleman of that town are anx ious to know just what they mean by their adopted name, and just how long that "inde pendence" is to continue. Mad ison Times, It will continue until some well dressed, good looking, glib tongued scamp comes along and says, won't you. Prosperous Hannibal Last Thursday and Friday tbe Missouri Press Association held its summer meeting in Han nibal. While there was no set program the Editors present felt that it was good to be there, and the meeting was a profita ble one. Hannibal did herself proud in showing hei visitors tbe sights and progress of city. Tbe live Commercial Club has done much good for Hannibal. Long may she prosper. A Kansas editor who inter viewed thirty business men and thirty loafers says that the bus iness men bad all been flogged freely by their parents when they were boys, and out ot the thirty loafers twenty-seven of them had been "mama's darl ings," and the other three had been raised by their grand-mother. GRANITE and MARBLE MONUMENTS All Work Guaranteed, Rcid & Shearman Monroe City, Mo Mrs. M. B Carson left yester day for St. Louis to spend sev eral days with relatives. II. C Scbeetz of Palmyra was looking after his business interests in this city yesterday. Mrs- J. D. Elliott of Quincy, was in the city with relatives yesterday. There was 139 tickets sold to Shelbina and Palmyra yester day morning. The crowd broke about even on the two places.