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MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT.
Democrat Printing Co., Publishers. Devoted to the Interests of Marion, Monroe and Balls Counties. Subscription, $1.00 Per Year. VOL. 1 2 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1899 NO. 84 FIFTY NINTH ANNIVERSARY. ' ON DANCING. Mrs. A. H. Green at the rec- To the Editor of the Monroe tory entertained the vestrymen City Dkmocuat. of the St. Judes church (Episco palian church) in honor of Rev. Dr. W. A. Hatch's 59tll birth day. All of the vestrymen were present and to make the occasion doubly agreeable Mrs. Dear Sir: I was some what surprised when you requested me to write a letter on that all important subject Dancing. Now my dear sir I do not wisli to go on record as a champion i... j .. i i ,i .. i "lceu imu a "U,LV rcPttS lcau for the art of dancing, yet I do and served to them. Just before not desire U)at any Qne wou,d the gentlemen left the table believe that I consider dancing a handsome gold watch was sjnfui presented to their beloved pas-! TT T , tor. Rev. Dr. W. A. Hatch. B. ! . Z ' w , , . , . , i of the fact that under certain O. Wood was selected to make' , . , ., ... , conditions dancing mav be and the presentation speech. Oscar. ri . . . , ., . ' . tii i i often is sinful. Tins happens like Demosthenes of old, madei . . , . . , , , ., . r .-only when dancing is abused, a speech that few men covpd . , , , 1 -ii but the mere fact that some copy. He occupies an enviable : . , ... people abuse dancing, it does position as an after dinner i1 . , ,, ... ? , tt , i ! not follow that others have speaker. Dr. Hatch with a! . . ,. . ,. . C t - i .i : not lollow that others have the full heart of love for his breth- ... , ., ( ,. : privilege to condemn the use of icn made a response that they!, , . ... f . r. T . i dancing, for if such were true will never forget. Dr. W. A. .. ,, . , , . . . i-ii i then all things should he con- Ilatch has accomplished a work , , , . ,. . ., . . . . , . . demned. for there is nothing mi ni the city that no other minis-1 . , , " , , ,r , Ider the blue canopv of heaven ter has ever half way approach , . . . '- , . . . that is not abused. Ave even ed. because he has gone into . . r . . . .? . , I me grace or uou is abused and .if f llf ltcrf HHOhlii ivhn ara n 1 . Of .. . mischief. We are not Episco-I .. , . , , ' ,. , ., cause ot their abuse should fol- palians, nor blind. V. hue others have the gilt of gab and skin w meir own logic tney siiould the sinner, the Dr. in his kind- necessarily condemn the grace ly way has drawn the sinner toof God because it is abused. Christ and him. We are not Now for the enlightment of given to flattery, but will say I those who condemn dancing as it is a jity that there are not sinful 1 will refer them to the more Dr. W. A. Hatches in life. J Holy Scriptures (which they ,.Just after the elegant repast claim to follow) and there they Mesdames'Boulware, Anderson, I may read (if they will) where and Stewart came in to spend a dancing was indulged in and is pleasant evening with the Dr. also sanctioned. If these peo and his friends. It is a grand, pie are ignorant of the exist noble thing to grow old and ence of these texts of scripture have noble true friends to show they have been condemlng with- the highways and byways kept many young men out A Christmas Number Of the Dkmockat will be issued on December 14th. It will bs issued at that time in order that the LETTERS FROM THE CHILDREN TO SANTA CLAUS May reach him in time to select the presents and also to accommodate our live merchants who desire to have a word with the people re garding Holiday Goods. Two Handsome Prizes Will be given for the best written letters. Girls and Boys up to the age of li' years are cordially invited to write to Santa. SUIT AGAINST CHURCH MbM BtRS. B. G. Moss has brought suit for $8,000 actual damages and vJ.OOO mi in live damages I - " r against Hie following members of the First Baptist church of this city. Rev. J. EL Rlffe, Rev. J. H. Terrill, James C. Gentry and wife, Labau Lake, Melvin Nolen and wife, N. H. j McCall and wife. J. VV. Bur Iditt. VissCallie M. White and ! Mrs. M. A. Nolen. Cause of I action alleged, a circular head ; ed - The First "Baptist church of i Monroe City, Mo., against trancing ana uara f laying. Tne Facts in tilt Case Brieily Staled. Said circular was sign ed by J. H. Rifle, Pastor, and J. C. Gentry, church clerk The case is set for Aptil Hi, l'JOO. HOBART GONE. I Patterson. X. Y. Nov. 21. -The , gates have swung ajar and Vice ! President Hobart passed be tween at 8: this a. m. The Send Your Letters At Once As we have begun work on the edition. Be sure and write only on one side of the paper. Holy Scripture looking you j straight in the lace? Do not fall back and say it is the a ni-" of d...icin;r von are condemuin case. Sincerely BARR THE DOOR KM TIE. Something has gone wrong. Whal is The business men ' j bells at the Capitol toll and the ' greater cities wear the trap I pings of mourning. Hobart was !an honest man. a noble man, but under the present existence i of things what does the common herd of Americans care for one man more or less. Tt is a hard comment, but take the trouble j to interview titty men as you meet litem be tore you say it is such is hot the 1 av it is the 1 she sitp a C0 fours, Jas. Rick. Dude. Where did '? It was when the I a bard comment. their appreciation of yon. For 10 or 12 years Mrs. Patsy See. who lives just north of this city, has Ixvn blind in one eye and the other has been troubling her for 4 or .") years. Cataract was the cause. Yes terday Dr. E3, T. Hornbacli, the popular oculist, and aurist of Hannibal, assisted by Dr. S. M. Brown and Dr. F. S. Turner, removed the cataract. After the operation Mrs. See could distinguish objects. The oper ation was a successful one and if no inflammatory trouble fol lows her sight will he restored. out a suliicieiit knowledge of r . i-i tci ri-n I i uli.h jn i rui-. u Mrs .1. T. s. Hickman de-j their lightfully entertained fifty of I tHea 11..!.. C3 1 1 1 ,i-,, Lue BUIj oc.pLu.es, ami n mey her iady friends i.ist Friday af they were condemning dancing Iternoon from two to live o'clock as sinful, they assume to know i at her perfectly appointed more about dancing than God ' home on North Main Street. Himself. Some people go BO A1 the hour named the guests far as to condemn the Sacra-: began to an UNION DANCING CLUB. would be Englishmen changed; The Union Dancing Club gave bis glass from 5:12 p. m. to 6:80 their first hop of the season p.m. 1 u Monroe City most of last Weduesday evening, it usiness men. like to get; was a very enjoyable affair astern mail and read It, I Fifty couples of the young so o to supper or tea put on clety people of the city were present. As the beau and love ly belles tripped the light fan' in twos and ment of the Altar because wine ' fours and by is used, but these fanatical I Master Ben wi cranks seem to think that they' know more than .lesus Christ. Now 1 hope the texts 01 scrip tures which I will give, will; not cause these Pious cranks 1 to think less of God. j Take your bible in your, hands and open at Exodus. G. L, Williams, formerly j chapter XV, verse XX. and you cashier of the bank at Higbee. . will learn that Mary the but now chief clerk in the of prophetCM the sister of Aaron rice of State Treasurer Pitts was danced and this dance toon in the city and made a short j lll:u'e b' ttle express command call at the Democrat ottlce to- ol God' and Will you say it was lie feels that Capt. Pitts siniuir rue nexi text i will the ha IS ina-l met the f dozen, ir of cer ladies at day. has clear sailing in his candi- ('"' oul auention to is U dacy for Auditor next year and Samuel chapter VI, verse XIV, we certainly hope he is correct. !"lltl ll-re we read that David Mr. Williams is filling his pres- danced, but we do not read ent position with honor to him-. ;u,.v where that he was cut off ..u i.t-. ,.a ic v from the church for danem v-v.uiilj , - . lV:ni-ii won mil wherever ana yet these llllnformed .? . etnonies and the door. There were several featuies and all Of tHein very enjoya ble. Miss Mamie Hallock gave two highly' appreciated recita tions. Miss Clara Stevens read the House Boat on the River Styx, which was a gem for the liter ary inclined. The guessing contest was great. There was to lie found on the reverse side of a dime eight different tilings and on the face of it twelve. Mrs. E. W. Ragland and M;ss Virgie Bris tOW proved to be nimble witled which resulted in a tie. The result was they drew straws for I the handsome prise and Miss their slippers and read their evening papers. As it is they ! and tin? merchants from Monroe ; to Nfacou have the doubtful pleasure of going to tea and j then returning to the post- i office with live minutes to spare to get their mail or pa pers or wait until morning. We do not think- or want to be- ieve that the cbantfe was made in the interests of the morning papers Will the merchants ami shippers take hold of the matter? tastic a more lovely scene would be hard to imagine far all were light hearted and noth ing but mirth an 1 innocent pleasure abounded. The Boor was in good condition an ! the music tine. There was one un usual sight to be seen, two brides and grooms on the floor at one time. Walter BZagan and bride hail beeu married in the morning and .John Dixon and bride in the afternoon. M ass fleet in A meeting of the Citizens of Monroe City vicinity will be held at the Council room. TcvMght At 730. ceedingly popular known. Moberly De mocrat. At the hour of going to press last Wednesday night Bishop Tuttle was delivering a very! tine sermon at St. Judes Episco pal church. That evening the following parties were confirm ed : Mesdames B. O. Wooc F. L. Pettit, G. W. Williams, wife, and Miss Lucy Williams, Rich ard Lasley, Louis Lear and MissesCarrie Stewart an 1 Stel la Anderson. Public Library open ernoon. this af nr.. ii... ! r; II ;.. cranks will say that dancing is . . . , , , ,. Bnfui and Mias Retta ScbeeU delight ed the bevy of ladies with inu- Again the Lord said- Jer. ! sic. There was also an exqui- XXXI IV And I will build i siteiy rendeued duett by Mes- there again, and thou shalt be j d.-imes H. M. Clark and W. L. built a Virgin of Israel; thoujReid. For the purpose of takingsteps toward getting the State to locate the Feeble Minded Colony in this city. This will be A Big Thing for the city that gets it as the Slate will spend shalt again be adorned with the timbrels, and shall go forth in the dances of them that make merry Now then having pursued all these 'Bible texts will you still continue to say that dancing is sinful? will you have the im pudence to still insist that danc. During the afternoon refresh ments that would tickle the palate of a Roman Emperor were served at three tables. Mesdames W. T. Ragland and J. P Patton graciously assist ed the hostess at the tables. All in all it was oue of the most complete receptions ever $150,000.00 The first year 011 the institution ami then several thousand dollars every year thereafter. There are MANY REASONS why Monroe City should have the colony Do not fail to attend the meeting. ing is sinful with the pages of given in the city. I