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SUte Historical Society
E CITY DEMOCRAT,
Volume XXV. Monroe City, Mo., May 30, 1912. Number 10.
Oct Business by Advertising in the Democrat
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Interesting News Concerning the
This Column Closes Promptly at
3 A. M. Each Wednesday.
Preaching 10:45 a. m. ;
Sunday School 9:30 a. m. j
Junior League 2:30 p. m.
Senior League 6:43 p. in.
Prayer meeting 7:45 p. m.
Preaching 7:43 p. in. ;
Public cordially invited. j
Sunday School Foreign Mission
;ay next Sunday, postponed from
last Su- d;;y on account of rain, 9:45
h in Ail members are urged to be
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m
Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30
The Christian Endeavor will meet
at the usual hour, A full attend
ance is desired as this will be our
last meeting until fall.
W. Garnet Alcorn.
Regular services this week. Rev.
B. D. Weeks will occupy the pulpit
both services Sunday.
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m , subject: "The
Gospel Record," 1 John 5:7.
Children's Day exercises 7:45 p. m.
Prayer service and Bible reading,
Wednesday 7:45 p. m. Subject:
"The Christian Armor."
The Ladies Missionary Society
vill meet at Mrs. Headrick's at 3
p. m. Friday, June 7.
DR. J. W. SMITH.
8th Grade Exercises.
A class of 18, twelve girls and six
boys, closed the doors on the grade
work of their school life last Thurs
day and formally entered the High
The class which was an unusually
strong eighth grade class, presented
"The Masque of Columbus" in a
most creditable manner. The parts'
were well taken and each did his
part so well that lack of space for
bids extensive individual mention.
The play was good, the scenes
were pretty and the strong training
the class had received made the
evening a success throughout.
The teachers of this grade. Misses
Bracy V. Cornett and Georgia
Vaughn and Mrs. Nellie P. Rodgers
have done first class work the past
year and their efforts have been
highly appreciated by the school
Members of 8th Grade class pro
moted to High School - Lenore
Bristow, Glenn Bristow, Senta Clark,
Daisy Crigler, Lena Drescher, Gladys
Ernst, Bert Emerson, Milford Ho
brock, Robert Hawkins, Lucille
Kelley, Paul Maddox, Lllen Overly,
Helen Southern, Mildred Settle,
Dean Wilson, Daisy Watson, Elsie
Lewellen, Bessie Henderson.
Mayor J. S. Scott, Alex Drescher
and J. M. Johnson went to Shelbina
Tuesday to look over the oiled
streets in that city. From what we
could gather they were not very
favorably impressed with the suc
cess of the oiled streets of that
town but they admitted that on ac
count of the fact that the streets
were being torn up in laying water
and sewer pipes it was hard to
judge intelligently of the oiled
streets in Shelbina.
Elton Miller, of Holliday was
looking after business inteaests in
. this city Saturday.
On Monday evening, Messrs M. j
Tooley, Rush Buell, J. Henderson,;
Richard Asbury. Charles Sullivan,'
Paschal Davis. J. B. Hagan, Lewis'
Bell, Carl Sharp and Ed Jayne, ac-'
companied by Misses Powell, Boul
ware, Guitar, Arnold. Elizabeth
Patterson, Edna Websler Gilmore,
naiaci, auu iuiiuicu Lruii, 01111 inc
party chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs.
Buell and Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Proc
tor, went out to the Nolen school
house to spend the evening.
Soon after arriving on the grounds
a heavy rain storm set in and
house but imagine their feelings j
when it was discovered that it was
locked and the windows nailed
down. A small coal shed with a
leaky roof offered all the shelter in
sight but under the circumstances
no time was lost in taking advan
tage of its friendly but scant pro
tection. Did it rain? Well don't
mention it. Some of the boys de
clare they thought they would sure
ly be d: owned and the efficiency of
prayer (for the young ladies of
course) was seriously considered
before the storm finally broke and
allowed the rain soaked picnicers
to return to their homes.
It is hinted that it is not safe to
mention the circumstance, to the
young ladies but the young gentle
men of the party faced the street
jokers fairly well, although it was
evident to the casual observer that
the joke was hurting. The climax
came when directors Hays and
Elzea of the Nolen school district
appeared on the streets Tuesday
morning. Although these gentle
men were perfectly ignorant of what
was going on the word was quietly
passed around that they were in
town for the purpose of prosecuting
the picnicers for trespassing on pub
lic property or something of that
kind. Pretty soon there was hur
rying to and fro and two or three
very anxious countenances might
be seen moving nervously among
,their friends when somebody let
out the secret that the prosecution
story was only a joke.
Three of the teachers of the pub
lic school left for their homes Wed
nesday morning to spend the vaca
tion. Miss Larson, to Bucklin; Miss
Wattenbarger to Milan and Miss
Cornett to Lineus.
F. F. McGee wants work of any
kind, also buyers for the Domestic
Vacuum cleaner, the great labor
saver and economic device for the
home. See him at once.
Butler Yates has returned from
Harlingen, Texas where he spent
the winter. He reports the Monroe
colony at that place as doing fine
and all happy.
I will give 10 cents per bushel
for hauling wheat from my farm to
Monroe City. Must be hauled by
June 15th. A. S. JAYNE.
Mrs. I. N. Lawson, of Hannibal,
and Mrs. C. A. Findley of Appleton
City, were the guests of Mrs. Charles
Lawson of this city Monday and
A. J. Utterback brought his
wool to this city and sold it for 24
cents. The best price he could get
at Perry or Center was 23 cents.
' Miss Ethel McNutt underwent an
operation for appendicitis at Quin
cy, Monday. At last reports was
getting along nicely.
Lightning killed a mule for A. F.
Griffith Monday night.
ITEMS FROM FARMERS
Of Farmers. For Farmers
Pertaining to Farmers.
For Sale 5 male Duroc Jersey
hogs. 1 3-year old and 4 yearlings.
LEO BELL, i
B. P. Rock eggs for sale. 40 cents
per setting. F. &. M. Phone 64D.
Mrs. Hattie Wilson, j
For Sale --Indian Runner Duck
eggs, 75c per 13.
Mrs. Hattie Wilson.
Farmers wanting premium mules !
should see Joe Simmons before:
breeding LEO BELL, i
Gust lied berg was in the path of:
the hail storm Thursday night and
had 20 acres of fine wheat de
stroyed. Ed Longmire says that he has
several acres of very fine wheat.
Fanners are nearly all through
planting corn end report that it is
coming up very well They are
smiling because prospects for big
oat and hay crop are good.
Henderson &. Sons 1 car poultry
3 cars eggs; J H McClintic 3 cars
sheep; Sharp & Barger 1 car sheep;
J M Proctor 1 car sheep; Yates
&, Yates 1 car hogs; Chas Weller 1
car cattle; Wade & Dawson 1 car
corn. Total 12 cars.
D. J. Stanford was born in Oneida
County, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1836. and
grew to manhood on a farm. After
receiving a common school educa
tion, the best the state afforded, he
pursued a scientific course in
Whites town Seminary. He quali
fied himself to teach, which pro
fession he followed several years.
He moved to Illinois in 1861. In
1878 he was elected County Survey
or of Livingstone County, which po
sition he held for thirty years to the
eminent satisfaction of the people.
Eighteen months ago he suffered a
stroke of paralysis from which he
never recovered. Since coming to
Monroe City he suffered a second
stroke. The end came May 29, at
2:15 a. m.
As a citizen he was frequently
called upon to serve in a public ca
pacity and was always faithful to
his trust. He was willing to serve
the world at the expense of his own
private interests and at the sacrifice
of selfish motives. He would not
resent injuries, as some do, but
would bear and forget.
He was a devoted husband and
father, and unselfish in his love and
affection. To keep his life unspotted
from the world was a passion with
him. Things that others considered
unharmful he shut out from his
own life that he might not run no
risk of bringing reproach upon his
profession as a Christian He was
a comrade, a friend and a brother
to his children. These with his de
voted wife and many friends mourn
his loss. .
Augusta Winfrey and Miss Lillie
Edna Tipton were married at the
brides home with Mr. and Mrs. H.
W. Allen at 9:30 a. m., Wednesday,
Rev. W. P. Wynn officiating. The
happy couple left on the 11 o'clock
train for Hannibal to spend their
honeymoon. They will reside in
Monroe City. May much happiness
attend them through life.
Judge B. F. Vaughn announces
himself as a candidate for re-election
as Judge of the Eastern distiict
of Monroe County. Judge Vaughn
is one of Monroe County's good
business men and farmers and is
well qualified to fill the position.
High School Field Day.
The first High School field day to
be held in Monroe City was held
last Friday, beginning in the morn
ing and continuing till late in the
afternoon. The class spirit was
very strongly in evidence, and the
contest for the honors of the day
was a very heated one. The Senior
class carried the day as the follow-'.
ing summary will show:
Junior Class 10 points
Sophomore Class - 19 " '
Freshman Class - 11 " I
Harold Davenport won the lion-1
ors of the best all-round athlete.!
with 21 pounds to his credit. !
Juel Corder ranked second in- I
dividually with 12 points to his
The events and the winners of
each event in the order of their j
places are given below: j
50 yard dash, Harold Davenport, j
Juel Corder, Clayton Rodgers. j
100 yard dash, Harold Daven-
port. Juel Corder, Clayton Rodgers.
Long run, George Tompkins, Ed
gar Davenport, Raymond Lewis.
Shot put. Van Lyeil, Juel Corder
Standing broad jump, Harold
Davenport, Juel Corder, Loid Red
man. . Running broad jump, Harold Dav
enport, Clayton Rodgers, Jim Urn
stattd. Running high jump, Clayton Rod
gers, Harry Fuqua, Harold Daven
port and Van Lyell tied for third .
Pole Vault, Jim Umstattd, Harry
Fuqua and William Bull tied for
In the relay race the Sophomores
won first, the Seniors second and
the Freshman third.
In the baseball game the Sophomore-Freshman
team easily defeat
ed the Senior-Junior team.
In the bicycle race the winners
came out in the following order:
William Bull, Raymond Ander
son, George Tompkins.
In the girls' race the Sophomores
carried off both first and second
The day was a great success and
will no doubt be an annual event in
the future. The contestants had
gone through practically no train
ing for the meet, and the records
were good when this important fact
is considered. The bar was clear
ed at 8 feet in the pole vault, a
good vault for Jim to make with
not enough training to be consider
ed in his favor to any degree.
On Wednesday, May 23, 1912 at
11 o'clock God called at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. James Barnes and
taken from our midst their only
He was taken sick about ten days
ago with pneumonia, but his death
was unexpected. His funeral was
preached at Mt. Vernon, at 3 p m.
Thursday, after which the remains
were laid peacefully away in Mt.
From us dear little Claude has
His footsteps we hear no more
God has called him home to occupy
His vacation place in heaven.
Hard, O how hard to give him up
But God says
"Suffer little children to come un
to Me and forbid them not for of
such is the kingdom of heaven."
Claude is in heaven with his lit
tle angel playmates who have miss
ed him while here on earth. Don't
think he is dead for he is not he
has only gone home to be with
Jesus in Heaven; only waiting for
the loved ones here on this wide
bhore. A Friend.
CROSS ST A 'IE HIGH-WAV.
Inspection and Location Trip ti be
Made Next Week - Be In Mon
roe City Tuesday.
Start at Hannibal Tuesday, June
4th at 8 o'clock a. m.
Leave Macon Wednesday, June
5th at 8 o'clock a m.
Leave Chillicothe Thursday. June
6th at 8 o'clock a. m.
Automobiles from Hannibal and
other points east will tak3 party to
Brookfield where they will be met
by automobiles from St. Joseph
and other points west.
It is understood that quite a
number of enthusiastic and enter
p ising business men of St. Joseph
will go through to Hannibal and es
cort the party across the State, and
a number of Hannibal automobiles
may go through to St. Joseph, but
it is understood that Brookfield is
to be the meeting point of the east
ern and western representations
and a joint meeting will be held at
Brookfield in conjunction with the
citizens of Brookfield at 1 o'clock
Wednesday June 5th.
Tuesday, June 4th.
Hannibal 8.00 Rensselaer 8:45
Rensselaer 9:00 Huntington 920
Huntington 9:40 MonroeCity 10:15
MonroeCity 10:45 Hunnewell 11:15
Hunnuwell 11:40 Lakenan 12:05
Lakenan 12:25 Shelbina .12:40
Thirty Minutes for Dinner.
Public Meeting in Park at 120 p. m.
Shelbina 2:03 Lentner 2:20
Lentner 2:40 Clarence " 3:10
Clarence 4:00 Anabel 4:15
Anabel 4:35 Macon 5:03
Stay all night at Macon.
Public Meeting at 7:30 p. m.
The second day the party will go
from Macon to Chillicothe and stay
all night at Chillicothe. The trip
for the third day is from Chilli
cothe to St. Joseph.
State Highway Engineer Curtis
Hill has been asked here Monday to
go over the several routes into this
city and select the ones to go
into the State Highway. Our peo
ple are not to make selection of the
All owners of automobiles in this
city are requested to go as far east
as they desire to meet the party
and then go west as far as they
can with the party. Do this,
please, and show an interest in
the highway as it will mean much
to our city and the farmers living
along the route.
The thirty minutes in this city
will be devoted to speeehmaking
and as many of our people men,
women and children, as possible
shoulJ be at the North park. '-Bet
us help in every way possible id
the good work. Hear the speeches
of good roads enthusiastists It
will do us all good. Good roads
i are helpful to all of us. We need
niSVe of them. We can get them.
This is a great opportunity for
Monroe City. Fail not to do your
Mrs. Elmo Williams and sister
Miss Vivian Redman departed Sat
urday for Kirksville to attend the
graduating exercises of the Ameri
can School of Osteopathy. Dr.
Williams being a member of the
June graduating class.
Mrs. Alfred Ketsenburg. of Shel
byville spent part of the week with