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An enthusiastic Farmers club wa nii.uiized at Buckman School 1 out Monday right This club wa organized to pro mote the general inteiest- of the fanners. Ilepresenat ivei- from fit lu r school district wen present and it is hLeiy th.i: similar org;in'j itmns will i made all over t lie county. Sut I clubs arc working in the South ern states with larpe member ship and are fast being organ ized rtll over the United States Parson Saw Snakes. Now don't say th u Parsoi had been for the snake really ex'sisted if the story U big "uu." There is a lilil. brick Baptist meeting Iiuum. Little U;nin. northeast olllnc city, where the pastor sa w snakes or more correctly - leak ing, a big snake right in tin middle of his sermon. Wlin half through the sermon he saw a live loot black snake poke it6 bead out of a bole In the lloor, then the entire snake came out. crawled upon the mourners beach, and coiled up for a. nap. The parson was startled and fur feir of stampeding t lie women and children, kept on, but cut out the lastly and bringing the sermon to a close pointed tin snake out to a deacon, who kill ed it before the congregation was aware of its preseuce Happy. On my but Col. W. T. Youell was a happy Colonel 4th ot July. It was not a mint and other goodies but all because his name appeared in the list ol winners in l'ac drawing at the Crow Indian Reservation. It fell in the 1900 to 4300 class. So now he owns one more ranch. Congratulations. Last Saturday's St. Loui. al dispatcn from Monroe City stating that Judge Bart RoselU- of tbat place, bad mysteriously disappeared and tbat his fami knew pothinir of his where aoouts. Uu geutleman in questiou U the tauier of Dr. T A, Roelle, of this city, and passed through Palmyra a few days on Lia way 10 St. Louis to visit a cousin. The ytamilj has known where he was al tbe time, and bis sou has been in correspondence -with him There is nothing to tbe report Palmyra Spectator. T b e brothers ought to get;together and have an understanding. Farm Profitably. (Continued from Page 1.) Soda for Convicts "Soda water, 5 cents!" I n MB A Itt Aiilil enn I - Im m it is sour, it too sour to crow ,hlo.. , . clover successfu ly. it should be balRof the Penitentiary in tbe -.v.itnu Willi IHUC, -tj.nlr.. ,A..a TXT . J It needs drainage. It should Gould has -riven nermlaaion tn nv piowea or aitcnea so as to I sell soda water hihlnd th. carry off all surface water. Tile walls to the convicts, who oiatnage will be a later coosld. eagerly look forward to the eralioii. levenintr. when rinrincr hall npr f " f " . vH.SHk tu i a It needs nitrogen, which mit. tbev are able to iret this . . . . . . . - " should be supplied by growing I delicious refreshment legumes, and applying all the Old prisoners, who served be- I . . ... iijjuuic .ivdiiduic. I ninn tht "tea IIq Irir manv npira I " t j It does not need notash. It and know what it ia to be held 18 lh. refore. not advisable tn so strictl v to rules that thev a I tuiy trrtii.zers containing any most forgot how to talk, look i... ciimeraole quantity of pot-lwitu wonder on the develop imi lietitr spend the same ment of the elements of humau- iiio'iey and get more phosptio- ity The soda, however, is "the goods'' with the convicts, and many a man who laughed at tbe person who drank sodas on the 'outside likes bis little ice cream now as well as he liked rn v TlUti DRAINAGE TO HE TIMED ON THE MONUOE CITY EXP FIELD Prof. Miller of the Mo. Exp Station writes me that he ex pects to make an experiment of his whisky betore. Columous nie draining our land, mottling Dispatch of the kind has been tried in this vicinity, and In; thinks it American Goods la Mexico well to in ike au experiment, to "American merchants could see what results it will i'ivi. Hn ..!) nr onf mnn a;a, i There is some doubt as to how Mexico were they to study the wmi n win worn on this partic- character and condition of JEWELRY, SILVERWARE Cut Glass, HandxPainted China S i r in Novelties of all descriptions. WK DO ALL KINDS OF WATCH AND CLOCK ttEPAHUNG, ANY KIND OP JKWKLUY REPAIRING. WE TAKE GRBAT PAINS IN ENGRAVING. PIANOS' iBest we can buy. We want to sell j on a piano, if you are ia tbe mar kel fr good goods. Gra h ipbnnes, all prices. We hav ; new list of records on baud at all times. DIJiniTT & DIMMITT Jewelers and Engravers Monroe City, Missouri ular soil and the experiment will therefore be made to find out for sure. The land to be tile IrairH il joins the present exi) tie d and i verv similar Hat ind unproductive The tile will uro ib'y be put in this fall. BYKON MCFAULAXD The Farmers and Merchants Telephone Co. isforganlzed and controlled oailthe:;principal ot the greatest possiblejservice for tbe least possible money. nThe profit' producing telephone comrjaniesl are organized!! and . , - a - run onthe principal of the least possible service tor th greatest possiblejsum of Jiuoney The Mayor, C. P.JJMcCartby W. B. Arnold, J. B. .McClintic toour in tbe unveiling of tbe Confedtrate Monument at Pal myra yesterday, Willie Yeager has a very black eye and a badly bruised cheek. Oscar Michael let ball bat slip from his bands with cruel result. Only half a dozen Monroe people bad warm enough blood to take in the horse races at Oak wood yrfrrday. Next Saturday will be the regular monthly meeting of the FarmersJA Merchants Telephone Directors meeting. List of Letters. Remaining unclaimed in post trice, Monroe City, Mo., July y. 1900 Miss Ella B. Davis L B Davidson Miss Lillie Elliott Miss Pauline Gibson Mrs Mattie Green P Ilensley Mr Charlie Irven Mr P Jackson Acil RickeJ Carl Scbossan 11 M Simpson J L Turnbouh Mrs Silly Youog. n ade in our country," said Wal ier E. Grevel of Mexico Citv. The main trouble with tbe slow sale of American mercban dise in Mexico is tbe fact tbat the merchants and manufac tures demand tbat payment for their goods be sent upon the receipt of the bill tor the same. and this bill arrives a month in advance ol the goods. Of oa course, our merchants do not favor the idea of paying for goods before receiving them. On the other hand, European merchants are liberal in giviug time limits as high as six months, and, as a consequence, enjoy a good portion of our trade." Washington Post. J. P. Patton, Postmaster. Williamson John Williamson was born July 14, 18;i2, died at his home south of Hunnewell July 4, 1900. Tn nhhin f if- e -eaves a wite and six sons. oersonsmust sav aduerHrl ueorKe 1 William U . Walter t r, r. G., Elder E. R.. H. C and Rob ert B. to mourn their loss At time Of coin? to nresa I" r funeral arrangements had not m . i r.i . L J ji raney ana uiarmao lirown, at- ocer maae. torneys tor the icemen, who John Williamson was one of last week were sentenced to those fond Husbands nWnt,i pay a fane of fo.OOO and serve 1 fathers, true friend and a chris year in ,ine penueutiary each, tlan gentleman were sentenced to ten days in Later. The funeral will be thecouuty jail by Judge Kin- in this city this afternoon eith 1 j r -I naia ioaay tor contempt of er at 1 o'clock or 2:30. couri. Atexanaer Smith was fined $250 (or the same :offense. Look Up Sentence was passed this morn- As tbe City Council has for iniT when the a t tnrn ait a i.racani. L.u il. .l. . . . .kovi.i- Kuiieu nidi ine neatea term is a an application for the reduc here and i - - - U i t w v a. i c: lion of the sentences of their not in the condition th ci,.,i a I sllvUlk.l clients, alleging grounds simi be. we surest tbat the Ro-.rH ar iu i ii use iriven H'rirtav uri.i. , a J I i utaiui ;cia a uiuve on ltssit wuicu miundicu inai me judge and ook th matter ... - I v.M UUVJ naa incuea toe men into p.ead then act promptly upon thesug us nunij,. uc juugc at inai I gestioa. nme pronounced tne statement ao ta ico 9i hall " I o. i a . House the other da v. anvarnn Wtii.H . . . "utu Juu vour paper mooev. of Ar zona. tn h. - " I - -w.v iut piease arop us a card. While President that in th rpf.r.,, newspaper men are not perfect, dum oo the Poraker iminrim.nf ueuuer are me postmasters. Arizona w 11 vote almost i rn t . I xwice yesterday we were asked mously against joint statehood or written: wnat s tne matter This u nnt h b-i t with my paper. Here is an il- that is wanted in the White lustration: Mrs. II. M. McCann. House, but the Wa.hinr of Osborn, writes us about not soirators ae-ainst th ti getting her Dkmocrat for three strength of tbe Southwest might weeks. Ten days ago the Post- as well know tbe worst, first as master at usoorn notitled us last. St. Louis Republic, that she had moved to Carroll- ." ton and we changed the address. And now they are making gas from cocoanuts Mav be i-Big Increase The Capital Stock$40,000 of the MONROE CITY BANK Was Good But the Undivided Surplus aod Capital Amount to $505000 And That Is Better Do you know th.it the expen ditures of this government is all out of reason when com par. ed with benefits received by tbe peop'e. And that those expen-dituie- by a Republican con- gres .ire for a shield to protect the protectionists and protected trusts? Mrs. Catherine Shannon and daughter, Miss Aldora. went to Kansas City Monday evening to spend several days with friends. Phil Knighton, of Hannibal, and Thomas Suter, of Palmyra, were with Monroe friends Tuesday. W. E Jones was in all his Mrs. Sarah Smith and danrh. glory Tuesday morniner. He had ter. Mrs. R. O. HallarH - -- ' - uu on a new suit with creases in children, are with Palmyra rel- ui8 oreecues. a ciean suave, a atives. broad smile and his grand daughter, Miss Libbie Hickman, tucked under his arm. bound for Macon. Harry Prizzelle is off for a few days with Kansas City friends. A story comes from Kansas that a young lady broke her neck by jerking back to keep from being kissed. No Missouri girl would risk her neck in such a hazatdous undertakig. It's a good thing for the gov ernment that the president's traveling expenses were not paid when Grover Cleveland was president. He would have gone angling every morning Kansas City Post. m . Mrs. m. A. U McKnight. of Rensselaer, has been the guest ot ner niece, Mrs. W. T. Rut- ledge. From this city she went to est. Liouis for a visit. Mrs. D. R. Campbell and Miss Lizzie Dalton have been nritt. Hannibal friends Hit Green, of the Paint that uth. y . Btnks was with Monroe friends ple are said to have cocoanuts lues I ay. where heads mmht tn h " m0 Mrs. S. E. Sharp and babe are visiting the homefolks at Bucklin. Mrs. B. Carmon. of Stouts ville, is visiting relatives nnni, of the city. John McGlasson and sister, Mrs. W. E. Lee, and Misses Eva Powell and Mae McAllister spent Monday at Spalding Springs. Mrs Andrew Easdale, of An. drew Chapel, has been tbe guest of her friend, Mrs. Fred Hawkins. Mrs. S. H. Baynura went to Shelbina Tuesday to visit a daughter. Misses Jennie Sevmonr and Stella Lawson were with Pal myra friends Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. David Tavlor ia with Gem City friends. Jno J. Rogers was with Pal myra friends Monday. H- C. Thomas of LaTtelle. will be in the citv Saturday to consult with anyone wishlnir tn put in granitoid side walka. All work guaranteed and refer ences given. Can be found at Mrs. Susan Boarman's.