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Xinas ." .AScrA'fui'l. I':".1. For the Home. Choose your Christmas Pianos and Player Pianos at G. W. Sandifer's where you have the pleasure of looking over the largest stock ever brought to vionroe City. THE MOUSE IN CHRISTM VS STORY "Twas the night before Christmas, And all through the house Not a creature waa stirring, Not even a mouse. Old Poem. W. O. A. McNu't M D Otllce over Wood's Drug Store. Residence Phone an. SO Dr. J. D. SCOBEE the stockings hanging 1 Osteopathic 1 Physician Olllne: Proctor Building v!o' -ro City, Mo. huiMi I'1 & M No. 195 On any terms the purchaser wishes and will guarrantee to save you from $75 to $100.03 on the price less than any other Piano house. I handle the best of makes of pianos and handle nothing but music and everything in music. I have some slightly used organ worth from $25 to $45 which I am going to sell from $5 to $15 in order to make room for a car load of pianos coming. You are cordially invited to come in and inspect my line of pianos. I don't handle just one make but I handle 47 different makes of strictly high grade makes. q. w. SANDIF One Door West Monroe City Bank. R Or Any Time Go Tg 1 For Christinas Time IT f CARPENTER'S f f BAKERY ? $ For Your Supplies Fruit Cakes $ Angel Food Or Any Kind You Order 5 $ Cream Bread k f. And I q Parker House Rolls Romombor when you want cinytmnt; fh fj rresh And fj Call At CARPENTERS Good J We Day the highest price for country produce. C F. Dierks. RobtP. Buckman and nephew, William were with Hannibal friends Friday. E. H. Crouch, of Emden was with Monroe friends the latter part of last week.-1 Bring your eggs and butter to the Crescent Meat Market A Good Deed. Col. W. B. Fahy, Representative of the Little Kingdom, met us on the street Thursday afternoon and said to us: "Say, you remember the rabbit hunt that Judge J. D. Fields, you and the DEMOCRAT got up." We plead guilty and then he continued: "Well, I and a lot o the boys in Ralls expect to have a big rabbit hunt Tuesday and Wed nesday and ship the rabbits from Monroe today to the Salvation Army in Hannibal so as to help it out in its big dinner given to the poor Christmas." From experience in that kind of thing we hope that the hunt will be participated in by a large number of men and boys and that they will be successful, for the poor of Han nibal need the assistance. The hunt Col. Fahy referred to was first started by Judge Fields and backed by the Monroe City DEMOCRAT, and it prevailed on L. W. Wakeley of the Burlington Ry. to "frank" the car to SL Louis and the Provident Asssciation. We shipped to the association be tween 2,400 and 2,500 rabbits. A few days later the Manager of the Provident Association wrote us and said: "Five thousand people had rabbit for dinner Christmas who would have had a meatless dinner had it not been for the rabbits." Call E. Y. When you want your sales cried and want Col. W. T. Youell, call up Elbert Yates at the F. & M. Bank and he will give you dates. Re member and call E. Y. Mr. and Mrs. C. Grider t(Mre. Foley) of Russell Springs, KyH ar rived Friday to visit her sons, Wil liam and George Foley and their families. For Sale 2-inch hard wood lum ber suitable for bridges. D. D MELSON. "What makes the house so still still?" said Pussy-on-the Rug. . "It's Christmas eve, it's Christinas ove," siiid Nanky Poo the pug. "What's all up?', said Pussy-on-the Rug "It's Santa Claus, it's Santa Claus," said Nanky Poo the pug. . "It's Santa Claus a-coming, and the 1h)v;:(! is still as death, . There ain't a mouse a-stirring. as ; the ancient poet saith, ! He's due here any minute, and you've got to hold your breath. For they're looking for Kris Kringle in the morning." Kipling. Silent the house and still, Only a night until Christmas with all its thrill Sweetly recurring; All of the prayers said, All of the kids in bed, Flickered the fire and dead, Not a mouse stirring. - Tennyson. Christmas eve-and midnight The clock was striking the hour, And the moon rose over the city Behind the old church tower; And I thought, how very silent It is about the house? You cannot even hear the soft Pit-patter of a mouse. Longfellow. Dfl. J. N. SOUTHERN, Konn and Offlre over Ro.rers & Thompson's store. 1'cli-i'liones: Kistdence F. & M. 40. Jiel 2."ij. oillce: Bell .'ill. R. S. McCLJNTIO LAWYER iifi;-i- over Monroe City Hank vouroe City Mo. W. L Longmire without any fool ing this time, left for Sacramento, CaL, Friday. Dr. Hornback Oculist and Aurist Hannibal. Mo. tf . Miss Ruth McAtee, of Hunnewell arrived Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. J. R. Leake. Come and see J. D. Rohr about a new Singer Sewing Machine for a Christmas present for your wife. Deep in the stilly night, Ere slumber's chains had bound me, I counted in the mellow light The stockings hung around me; The waiting hose from which up rose Sweet memories Elysian. While in the house not e'n a mouse Was foraging provision. Tom Moore. How sweet the children sleep within this house! Here will we sit and let the sound of sleighbells Creep in our ears; sleighbells and Christmas eve Become the province of true har mony. bit, Apollo. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with purest dia monds There's not the slightest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an ami el sings, Still quiring to the yound-eved cherubins; Such harmony is in immortal souls On Christmas eve. when auiet broods , Expectant, and not e'en a mouse Makeslbold to venture forth for cheese Shakespeare. See John Woolfork at his home if you have Furs for sale. He pays top prices. 12-30 Mrs. Fred Bartram was again called to this city Monday by the serious illness of her mother. Mrs Patsy See. A. L Cruser wishes to do your furniture repairing and carpenter work. Phone 171C tf. J. H. Jameson and daughter, Miss Nora, attended the funeral of their uncle. Rev. W. F. Williams, at Withers Mill, Monday. Farmers and Merchants Bank Monroe City Mo Capital $25,000 Surplus $35,000. Officers: Wm U Yatee, Pros H W Ely, VicePres W R P Jackson, Cashier Directors: VV it YaUiH a W Ely P H Hagan W R P Jackson JohD Shearman A Boulware John A Yates J H Robioson VV W Longmire Foreign Exchange Ucright and Fold. New business desired and unex celled Facilities offered. price 2$ Cents Hi Dearborn St., Chkaio. Meriwether & Meriwether, Attorneys at Law Will pnutW In all court. No tary I'd' n oriW. DR. JAMJES R. HULL Monroe City, Mo. Office and Residence Monroe Hospital Office hours 1 to 5 p. m. Both Phones. VV. T. Rrri.KDt.K, Dentist Th- avto of teeth a specialty. Ofce In Utitnmc nlnck, ovtr Variety StOr Telephone Si?. DR. U. S. SMITH. 109 S. Pain Hannibal, flo. Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. N A Drescher MONROE CITY, MO. LAND and IMMIGRATION AGENTS Merchandise, City Property Improved and Unimproved Lands in Illinois. Iowa, Missouri and Texas Oflica over F. & M. Bank. Exchanges a Specialty W, T. YOUEI ) Licensed Auctioneer MONROE CITY.MO Satisfaction Guaranteed, Headquarters at the Democrat office. Rl RI1PI ! Veterinary L. DUCL.L, physician and Surgeon. Calls promptly answered Offloe: Elliott's Livery Barn. Schraffta Candies. L M. Wood. Hon. R. S. McCUntic was a pro- essional visitor. in. palmyra Mon day. " Davenport & Mahan make Farm Loans on best terms. J. R. B. Kidd, Auctioneer. Cries sales anywhere. Special at tention given live stock sales. F. & M. Phone 242. Headquarters Monroe City Bank. JT I EE LICENSED 1 LLC : . AUCTIONEER. "Will cry sales In Marlon, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby counties. Bell Phone to Ely.