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Motto: "Rew To The Like. Let The Chips Fall Where They Mav." VOLUME XVI. NO 42. METROPOLIS. ^ILLINOIS. FRIDAY DECEMBER 12. fg!3. Single Copy Five Cents Buy Your Xmas Books ■ NOW! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtammmmmmntmmmmammmmmmmamrnm For (he next IS days we will sell our gift books at these big reductions: Those worth $2.00 now $1.35 Those worth $1.50 now $1.00 Those worth $ 1.00 now .75 Children Baby's books, worth 50c for 35c ! Alt best authors and will make beau tiful and valuable Christmas presents Call and look at them. Take no ones word; look for yourself. Do not send off for a book until you see ours. Louis Valee. A. J. Gibbon's Furniture Store II and get the prices at my Store. -tKBBONS I Is the j>iace to do yburXmas Shopping:. Largest assort ment of hand some Rockers in the city. Kitchen Cabinets from $ 7.50 to “ 30.00 Special Bargains in Ladies' Desks $ 3-50 to “ 30.00 H.M. KISSEL JEWELER AND OPTICIAN Everything for Christmas; Watches, Rings, Bracelets, Toilet Sets and Umbrellas. Come and see. Corner Third tad Ferry Street*, Metropolis. Ladies Carnation Art Club The L. C. A. Club wall give a Grand March. Wednesday Eve. Jan. ist. 1914 a the Odd Fel low's Halt composed ol the "Fat" and ' 'Leans " * Kvery-body is cordially invited to take a part. In connection with the March there will be a New Years tree and Helen the Fortune Teller Two tents will be on the floor in v "'l . A. • .#5* to give every-one chance to have their fortune told. A very delic* ous supper wilt be served. Admission log * / Those Ladies who expect to be in the Drill meet Mrs. Lavada Spurlatk. Every-body invited. The L C, A, was royally en tertained it the residence of Mrs Lavada Spurlark, r.obly assisted by the Miss Carrie Urquhatt 4 After the grnejal routine ol qusincss the above named person: served a delicious two course luncheon:* 1st. Course; Salmon Salad-I'idcles. Coffee. > 3nd. Course. Manhmallo’v and Banana Grape. Lemon Soaps, and Salted Nuts. . We hate to say but our Critic did eat a sumptuous f upper. Program of tie Minsters aaJ Deaceas Union. "Thuksimy 'Momninu 8:30 Dcvotiin.il led by llro l. | Watson 19:00 Presidents remarks K ill call Appointment of Com* 'mittees. ( 9:45 Welcome Addrcs b) Par tor, Rev. D. Parrish Response Rev. J H. Hilley ! 10:10 Report ol Commit tie or. i Topics. Introduction ol visitors. 10:30 Roundtable Talk, Subject The general out lot k ol the Dis trict work. ti:oo Preaching Rev F Bo* mar, Cairo 12:00 Collection Adjournment Ar 1 EK< >i>N 1:39 Devotional Perks and j Cllin Delegate. 12:01 Kolicill Morning journal J 2:13 Discussion 2: jo Miscelleanout busines 1 topic 3:0a Preaching Rev. S J. Hunt ; Report of Committees Collect* io-t Adjournment f!j» Devotion si (.‘alpt and Jopps Delegate BELGRADE. Our SundayS is still getting a* long nicely. The entertainment given by the Sunday School was a success. Mr. Phillip Sumner, son and daughter, Co«ta and Gertrude spent last week on their farm, pjeparing to move from Vienna, j Messrs. Bright Long, and Clive Moore of Brookport were Bel* grade visitors Monday. Mis. Geo. Crippers of Lincoln visited Mrs. C. D Lassiter, and others wlie sperdirg a few dajr fast week with her brother G. W. Long and f.t.«iily. Mr. Ben Maxwell and wile of Brookport visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs G. W. Long. ^uite a number attended ser* vices at Brookport Sunday from Belgrade. Mr. Alanza D inlou and wife of Brookport spent a few days with parents la*t week. Rev. Henry Williams attended church at Metropolis Sunday. . Mrs.Mary Moore of Brookport visited Mrs, Elisha Lntton Friday. Herschell Evans of Metropolis, spent a few days with bis cousin Chester Warfield. Alvcitis Long. Reporter. I ‘ _ DKWMAINE. _ • Mr. Editor, please allow me to stty that our Sunday School and dlurcb are progressing nicely. Mrs. Mattie Ramsey ol Dew maine is very sick. Mr. Geor gia Phillips made a flying trip to Pulaski to visit her sick sister, I he W. E. and M. Society of the Mt. Zion Baptist chucrh is get ting along nicely. Mrs Biddy Jones donated a quilt to the soci t fine imported Suitsl at Reduced Prices .* • To the Ladies of Massac County:* - I wish to announce that 1 have the Schwartz Importing Co., of St. Louis, a brand new line of suits, Coats, Skirts, Furs and Rain Coats which 1 am instructed to close out at greatly reduced pric es on account of the extreme warm weather. Here are a few samples; $15.00 coats - at $12.00 “27.50 coats - at “17.50 “29.00 suits - - . at “22.93 “22.00 furs- - - at “15.00 “ 12.50 furs - « - . at “ 10.03 “ 3.50 skirts - - at “ 2.50 If you Wfcnt an imported garment of the latest - style, in the best material you must see these * handsome garments. e • MRS. CANADY. ■ At Mrs. Vallee*a Miliinery Store. * ct)*, the man that got the lucky number got the quilt was J. H Bledsoe. The Thanksgiving din ner was quite a success. Rev. C. C Phillips, was with his Hock Sunday and preached a strong sermon at 11 :oo and at 7: 00 Covenant meeting and the Lord's supper. Mrs liattie Brown,- made a Hying trip to MurphyrU>io, last Friday. Miss Viola Perkins ol Pulaski, was in Carbordale, to see the Dr. last Faiday and there she rr.novcr here to ace her Aunt, Mrs. Ibby Bowers and Brothers Thus . ai d Ed. Perkins. Mrs. Henderson, of Pulaski, spent Thanksgiving with her lov ing daughter Mrs. West Phillips. Bro Jas. Clark, is very feeble at this writing. Prof Mordant, of Springfield, was in this city Saturday >n the ioterect of the Industrial school of that city. Mrs. Tally spent Saturday in 1 Carbondale, the guest Mis. Welch Mrs. Oliie Clayborna, was re* turned home from Pula- ki, Trnn . | where she went to visit her moth er. Mrs. Irene Russell, visited her sister, Mrs Maud Loving, cf Murphysboro, Sunday. Mrs. Ibby Rowers, HARRISBURG. Rev J. B McCrary, please send the Gazette to my address at Marion, as 1 am living there now aod will send the money sure. I am in a meeting here with 12 converts, and a crowrdcd house every night with several mournres We are having a successful meet ing here. Yours in the work. Rev. Wm Young. LEVINGS Editor Metropolis Gazette: Please allow space in > our paper as I want to men'ion something about the Belfontaine church of Leviugs. The first Sunday in tht month we had Sunday School in the morning. The fall of Jericho, Joshua S : to—6:27: memory verse in the lesson, * So the peo pie shouted when (he priests blew with the trumpets; and it came to pass when (he people shouted with a great shout that the wall fell down flat so that the people went up into the city every man straight before him ar.d they took the city of Jericho ” Motto txt "All things are possible for him that btlieveth.’* 9 scholars were present, collection was 31 cents After Sunday School, 'church serviee was take n up by pasto r, Rev D. John on prayer by pas tor. His'text was "Joseph In terprets Dreams," and he preach ed and we had a glorious|meeting. benediction by Rev. D. John son, psstor. Rev. Johnson also preached that night, church opened with prayer; Rev. Johnson's text was “The 6,000,000 dry bones,” and we had two glorious sermons that day. Contribution lakr n up ly the officers of the church Benediction by pastet Yours oblige, Emma Calhoun. The clerk of the Bdfountainc church of Levings. The National Jacket Company which manufactures white duck jackets, trousres, butchers' frccks and waitresses’ aprons, is a Ne gro enterprise that is doing splcn did business; employirg a num ber of young colored men and women. The company is located at Indianapolis and Martin brothers are the proprietors. Their Names Against Them. We are believed to beltevo that A«r aolaa left no descendant*. but there were people ao liko him aa to bear the name of Anacla, or again Anaslan. Tbalr descendants have to bear the brunt of ancestral duplicity. So, Mr. Anocrconte may perhaps trace hla de scent back to the sweet Greek sint er of women and wine. Not unlike ly, as bla greatest poetic brother, Pin dar, also baa sons. Applied Learning, The Absent-Minded Professor—“My tailor has put one button too many on my vest. I must cut It off. That's funny; now thero’s a buttonhole too many. What'a the use of arithmetic?" —Sourtr*. Chicago, II!., Aag. 2nd 1913. To the Brithren of the Wes ern Biptist Convention, compos ed of all the States from Ohio California inclusive, Greeting. ):ir U.ethren: The time hat come when our attention must be turned to this western portion of our country, first because we live in it, stcord because like ourstlves, many of our people are leaving other parts of the United States and taking up their homes in these states. Our Lord Jesus on sending out His discipljs said them shou’d witness in Jerusalem, and as we all live out here, it become our God-given duty to turn our atten tention to these people right a mong us, who are not having tl e Gospel preached to them because many oh them live in small towns where they have no churches and then too, they arc not strong or large enough in number to sup port a minister to remain with them as a pastor. Some of them were Christians and were mem bers of the church before they came west, and they must be oc helped, and ethers of them were never Christians, hence, re are called upon to edify some and to save others, all cl which is the work to be done by each pastor and ntemper first in Jerusalem, his home city and then in all Judea, which ought to be regarded as the state in which we live live be cause no man is prepared to do much elsewhere who is not doing his doty at home. This is also true of a church. We would come together in this Western Distirct and catch inspiration cne from another in another in order that we migU^jdo * more telling woikat home.' There arc thou sands in many of our cities and home states that we have not been moved to help because of our lack of knowledge concerning them, which knowledge ran only be gotten by our contact with each other, where we also get such inspiration as cur Western Baptist Convention can and will give to all who will attend its ses sions. Brethren and churches, you owe this to yourselves to come together in this great gath ering once a year.‘and in Sama ria, which is the United States, if you please, through cur great Nat’l. Baptist Convention we should and ought to see to it yearly that the Gcsprl be given to every creature in America. but our people, many of them, who are coming into our western teriitory are being deslroyed for lack of knowledge. Awake t Awake! Oh Western Baptists! and put on thy strength for the work is great, and we arc separa ted in these states one from an other. I am sounding the trum pet of alarm and urge therefrom that you Baptists of each state come togher at Muskogee. Ok»a. in July. 1914. for a better under’ standing and to devise plans to further the kingdom of our Re- ^ deemer throughout this country, and unto the utermos* parts o! the etrth. through the Foreign Mission Board, of the National Baptist Convention, We ask al so that each and every member : of the Executive Board of the Western Baptist Convention and messengers of the included states meet us in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday, Sept, 18, for a confer encc. I am yours for the saivatioo of the entire W- st