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STARTS JAN. 1.
Postals Rates on Light Packages j Rev. Joseph Medcalf was born in
Will be Cheaper Thau Express. ! Marion City, Marion County, Mo.,
i Nov. 12. 1839. Died at his home
. I in Monroe City Nov. 24, 1912. aged
In the midst ot the campaign 1 73 ypare Qnd 12 day8 (; livtd ,
excitement tew people have kept Missouri all nig life except about 8
track of impending changes in theyejrs m I1Hnoig He wa3 married
postoffice dppartment with regard t() Misg Mary E Wise of ScotIand
to the inauguration of the parcels, n.tlmtv, D R 18fil To this imior.
post sysfein which takes place Jan
uary 1, 1913. Little information
has been received by tiie local
offices throughout the country ex
cept that, which has come through
the medium of the daily bulletin of
the postmaster general.
The postmasters are advised that
by-and-by all sorts of information
and instructions will be forthcom
ing. Maps are to be furnished
which will show the various zones
in which the different rates of
postage will apply. Every office is
to be equipped with scales, tape
lines and other paraphernalia which
will be in daily use when the new
order of things is underway.
Whether the new department is
to prove a benefit to the smaller
cities and towns has been bitterly
argued, and only by actual trial
will the good or bad effect of it be
apparent When it is remembered
that almost every commodity may
be shipped by mail it will be seen
what a really grave innovation and
problem the parcels post system is
destined to be.
Some Idea of Rates.
So that some idea of the rates
that will be obtained may be had
by the readers, the following table
is given on one pound packages,
and parcels post and express
charges compared on five pound
Zone Distance 1 lb. Post Express
Rural Routes .05 .09 .25
Fifty miles .05 .17 .25
150 miles .06 .22 .35
300 miles .07 .27 .45
600 miles .08 .32 .50
1000 miles .09 .37 .60
1400 miles .10 .46 .75
1800 miles .11 .51 .75
Over 1800 miles .12 .60 .80
It will be seen by the above that
the entire country is to be divided
into zones, and that within certain
limits a good sized parcel may be
sent by mail for a nominal sum.
For example, a dozen eggs weigh
about a pound. The postage on a
dozen eggs of that weight or a
pound of butter in the fifty-mile
zone will be five cents. It is
possible that the best way for the
consumer to get his butter and eggs
after Jan. 1, will be by parcels
direct from the producer, thus
cutting out the retailer, and wheth
er this will be a good thing for the
retailer will readily he conjectured.
In England, where the parcels
post has been in existence for some
years, all sorts of things are sent
by mail, and the average postoffice
is apt to look like a department
store. Such odd things as weasels
young alligators, mice, cats, dogs
and other animals, to leaches, liz
ards, live pigeons, poultry, say noth
ing of a host of other commodities,
have been sent throngh the post-
In the United States, the inaugu
ration of the system on Jan. 1. is in
the nature of an experiment, but
isfnelv prn iictH that when ,nce
established the system win not he
Rushville (III.) Times.
thprp uPm horn five i ! rrn thrPP
wins. .m m i ,f Ki.'tist church. Resignation to
I VT iillilill CllMI 1VK1J V 111 Jl LII13
jcity andOlin of the State of Ne- effect Ja"- 1913- Rcv- Brown
I vada and two daughters. Ruth and llas accepted a call at Hope, Ark. i
Fannie both of whom preceded their'R3V- bU(i Mrs- Brow h,,ve tm,,!e;
! f;.thprtn tlihPttPr wnrl.l Th wifV i im"y inonds while here, and i
sons and other relatives remain to
mourn his departure. At ihe age
of about 15 Bro. Medcalf was con
verted and joined the L E. Church.
South in Marion City where he was
born. At about the age of 23 he
was licensed to preach and in the
fall of 1862 he was admitted on
trial into the Missonri Conference
He was sent that and the following
year to the Memphis Circuit. Then
to Newark, Knox Co. Then to
Chillicothe Circuit and then to
Bucklin. About the year 1869 he
transferred to the Illinois Confer
ence where he preached eight years
locating in 1877 on acconnt of a
nervous breakdown. He then re
turned to this section and has since
lived in this and adjacent commu
nities. Funeral services were con
ducted at the home at 2 p. m. Mon
day by Rev. J. H. Hubbard.
Big Decrease in Monroe Vote.
The problem of Monroe county's
decrease in voting population is
a puzzling matter to local politic
ians. Whether it is due to a slump
in the birth rate or to the part
Monroe county took in populating
Oklahoma and other new common
wealths is a subject for debate.
Compared with 1896 the records
show a loss of 767 Democrats and
310 Republicans; a gain of 6 Prohi
bitionists, an increase in Socialists
from 1 to 64. and a total of 218 for
the new or Progressive party. The
total vote in 1896 was 5268, includ
ing the 12 cast for Palmer and
Buckner, the Democratic bolters.
ine total cast November o was
4470. Although it was a bad day
practicaily every man who was
physically able went to the polls. -Paris
Robert Greeves and family spent
Sunday with their daughter, Mrs
A. J. Uiterback has completed
his new barn and is applying a coat
of paint to same.
Joe Huff delivered hogs to Mon
roe City buyers last week.
Preston Newell and wife spent
Sunday with J. C. Johnson.
T. H. Weakley attended to busi
ness in Monroe City last Friday.
The pie supper at Linwood school
house was well attended.
H. C. Cleveland the merchant
of Oakland store has had a nice lot
of wood sawed.
There will be a Box Supper at
I Stone school house on Friday night,
Nov. 29. Also a good program has
been arranged for the evening.
See Wirt Mitchell, Monroe City,
I for farm loans.
ry yjjg CHURCHES
Interesting News Concerning the
This Column Closes Promptly
0 A. M. t ach Wednesday.
The Thanksgiving sermon will be
preached at the Christian Church
at 10:30 today oy Rev. .1. W.
Smith, Pastor of the Grace Baptist
Rev. T. D. Brown resigned last
omiu.jj ; jjuoi w. im. i iin ljoV
will be greatly missed. All ourj
people wish them well in their new I
field of labor.
Rev. G. A. Lehnhoff and family
were expected here tor a visit but
word was received from them that
Mrs. Lehnhoffs father was danger
ously sick in Texas and they wonld
not get here. At the recent session
of the Missouri Conference Rev.
Lehnhoff was transferred to Texas.
At the time of going to press we
had not heard where their work is
to be Tbemany friends of the
family here wish them well.
Sunday School 9:30 a. m.
Preaching 10:45 a. m.
Junior League 2:30 p. m.
Senior League 6:00 p. m.
Preaching 7:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday
7:15 p. m.
Choir practice Saturday 7:15 p. m.
John H. Hubbard,
Pastor in Charge.
A series of meetings is being held
at the Methodist Church. Rev. J.
H. Hubbard is preaching some ex
cellent gospel sermons. All are
cordially invited to attend these
ST. JUDES CHURCH.
Thanksgiving day 7:30 a. m. Holy
Communion. 10 a. m. The Prayer
hook service of Thanksgiving.
Next Sunday the First Sunday
in Advent. 7:30 p m. the Holy Com
munion: 9:43 Sunday School; 10:45
Litany and the Holy Communion;
7:30 p. m. Evening prayer and ser
Bible School 9:43 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
C. E. 6:30 p. m.
Preaching at 7:20 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p. m.
The annual Thanksgiving service
will be held nt the Christian church
next Thursday, Nov. 28th at 10:30
a. m. everybody is cordially invit
ed to publicly honor the National
custom and to return thanks to God
for his wonderful goodness to the
children of men. Dr. Smith will
preach the Thanksgiving sermon.
W, Garnet Alcorn.
Prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7
Teachers' meeting. Friday 7:30
p. m. with Mr. D. M. Proctor.
Sunday 9:45 a. m. Bible School;
11 a. m. preaching. Subject: "The
Final Claim of Jesus Christ."
2:30 p. m. meeting of Sunheam
Band. 6:15 p. m. B. Y. P. U. 7
p. m. preaching. The public is cor
dially invited to attend these serv
Sabbath: Bible School 9:43 a. m.
Preaching 11a. m. Subject: "Chris
tian Zeal," Rev. 3:19. Preaching
7:30 p. m. Subject: "Christ the only
Foundation," 1 Cor. 3:11.
Choir practice Friday 7 p. in.
Prayer service Wednesday 7 p. m.
The meeiin.i of th? Y. L. Circle is
All are cordially to attend these
meetings. DR. J. W. SMITH.
Typhoid may be prevented
means of vaccination. The
cine is the killed culture oi" typhoid
germs. It is injected under ihe
skin and produces a reaction which
may give some discomfort for about
forty-eight hours. Usually, how
ever, no bad feeling or pain follows
if the vaccination is made with the
strictest antiseptic precautions;
otherwise infections with possible
abscess formation may result.
Three vaccinations at intervals of
ten days, are necessary. Vaccina
tion against typhoid is harmless. It
produces an immunity against ty
phoid fever which is a sufficient
protection against the disease. This
protection lasts at least two years.
Address -all communications, to
Preventive Medicine, University of
Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
The Forty-seventh General As
sembly of Missouri will be asked to
make an appropriation for the erec
tion of a fire-proof building for the
State Historical Society of Missouri
and the University of Missouri Li
brary. As regards the State Histor
ical Society there are two great rea
sons why this request should be
granted: 1st, to properly house end
protect the invaluable collection of
over 125,000 books and pamphlets
of historical material that has al
ready been accumulated: 2nd, to
permit the Historical Society to
grow in the future by providing ad
equate facilities, especially in the
way of room. The Society is regu
larly receiving over 7.000 books and
pamphlets every year. The simple
question of space i. e., where to
place this annual addition, has be
come (f paramount importance. On
the other hand no one who has ever
visited the fourteen rooms of the
Society that are scattered all over
Academic Hall of the University of
Missouri can fail to realize the
pressing need of placing this mater
ial in a fire-proof building. Every
public spirited citizen and lover of
Missouri and her glorious past
should endorse and urge this re
quest to the next General Assem
bly. Will Elect Officers
Monroe Rebekah Lodge will elect
officers for the ensuing term at its
meeting to be held next Tuesday
evening. It will also be the time
for the annual roll call.
Monroe Lodge No. 368 I. O. O. F
will elect officers at its regular
meeting Dec. 5. It will also be the
time of the annual roll call. All
members who possibly can should
Harvey Gray, Arch Owen, Wil
liam and James Wadsworth went
to St. Louis Tuesday to buy cattle
if the market was ridht and thpv
I could find the kind of cattle they
ITEMS FROM FARMERS
Of Farmers, For Farmers
Pertaining to Farmers.
Weekly Market Letter Published by
Woodson & Fennewald L, S.
Com. Co., National Stock
Cattle receipts have been light
this week and market has been
stronger, with bulk of good steers
selling 10 to 15c higher. There has
been no choice calt.e here, and veiy
few good one. Bulk of receipts be-
ing common, half fat kind Prime
sU ers selling from $9.30 to 10.80.
Choice $8 50 to 9.40- Good $7 50 to
8.40. Medium $6 40 to 7.40. Heif
ers steady. Choice $7.50 to 850.
Good $6 00 to 7.00. Medium $500
to 5.75. Fair killers and stock heif
ers $4.50 to 5.00. Cows steady.
Choice $6.50 to 7 25. Good $5.50 to
6.25. Medium $4.50 to 5.25. Fair
killers $4 25 to 4.40. Cutters $3.75
to 4. Canners $3.35 to 3 65. Milk
ers, veals and bulls strong.
Hog market closing 10 to 15c
lower under liberal receipts. Good
hogs selling $7.75 to 7.83. Good
mixed $7.40 to 7.65.
Sheep receipts light. Market
For Wednesday before date of
Hogs .$6.25 to 7.00
Sheep 3.00 to 4.00
Lambs 3.50 to 5.00
Cattle 700 to 9.00
Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 093
2 1-2 pounds
Old Roosters 03c
Turkey Hens 14c
Young Toms 14c
Guineas, each 17c
Wheat No. 2
..27 to 28c
Hay S7.00 to $8.00
Baled nay SS.3C to 10.00
Shipments for week: T J Yates
2 cars hogs; Fred Hawker 2 cars
hogs, Henderson and Sons Produce
Co. 1 car dresstd poultry; 1 car live
poultry. 1 car es; Monroe Coal &.
Graia Co., 1 car corn. Total 8
Yesterday morning Miss Kate
Begley and Albert Adams were
unite i in the Holy bonds of matri
mony at Holy Rosary church, Rev.
Fr. Ryan officiating.
The bride is the daughter of
Henry Begley. For some time she
has been an operator in the F. & M.
Telephone office. She is pleasant
and accommodating and is a most
excellent young lady.
The groom is an industrious
young man, worthy and deserving.
The happy young couple are very
popular and deservedly so. The
Democrat joins their many friends
in wishing them a long, happy life.
Mrs. J. A. Mudd has returned
from Greenwood, Neb., where she
has been visiting her son.
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