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Monroe City Democrat.
VOL. 15 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1902. NO 2 A PLEASANT AND PROFITABLE MEETING WAS HELD BY THE BETHEL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION WITH THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LAST WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. The Betliel Baptist Associa tion mei with the First Baptist Church of Monroe City last Wednesday morning and closed its session Thursday night. This body is composed of 35 churches and in territory it em braces all of Marion County, nearly all of Monroe and parts ot Shelby and Ralls Counties and it has a tolal membership of about 4200. It was organized at Bethel Church in Marion County in 1834 with Rev. Christie Gentry as Moderator and Captain Wil liam Carson (as he was then called) as Clerk. All tlie churches were repre sented at tins meeting by dele gates and letters. Rev. W. C. Busby, of Hanni bal was selected Moderator having served in this capacity since 1874 with the exception ot two years. Howard P. Smith, of Palmyra was re elected Clerk making his at the meeting next year and he was also elected to represent the Association at the Southern Baptist Convention w hich meets in Savannah, Georgia, next May. The Baptist Church of Mouri e are glad to have had this body of intelligent christian workers meet with them and the mem bership is vain enough to be lieve that the delegates are glad they came to the Associa tion meeting at Monroe City. The woman's meeting, in con nection with the Association was necessarily divided into two sessions. Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p. m., was "kindly given them by the Association in sessions. In the absence of tiie president, Mrs. E. S. Grab am, Mrs. Russell, of Hannibal presided. The reports from the Societies were encouraging. Mrs. Scott of Japan gave a brief tails on the work in Japan. The work and workers were Don't forget J. R. B Kidds sale next Tuesday Sept. 30. Work is progressing nicely on the new electric light plant and it will only be a short time until the building will be ready for the machinery. The West Side Reserves of Hannibal will cross bats with Whitmores Regulars at Jack Crawfords pasture north of this city next Sunday afternoon. G. A. Hawkins and family have moved from the Institute property to the frame cottage on east Second street, recently occupied by S. Christian and family. T. J. White, the real estate man reports the sale of an 80 acre farm near Ely, known as the I. P. Stephens place to Harry Lookabaugh of Oska loosa Iowa. Also 120 acres C miles north of Monroe City for J R. Stephenson to M. E Mc Master m a k - i listened : We love twelveth year and J. M. Proctor ' brought very near to us as we was re-elected Tieasurer ing the 31st year him. Among the visi tors present were Rev S.M. Brown, of Kansas .City, representing his paper "The Word and Way." A. W Payne, St. Louis, representing the Central Baptist. W. G. West, of Carrollton, rep resenting State Missions. Manlv J. -Breeker, of First Baptist Church. Rev S' Louis, representing Home and i Foreign Missions. Rev. J. M. McManaway. of Fayette and Rev. O L. Bronnson. of Kirks ville. Remarkable harmony prevail ediiiini the business proceed ings and the Treasurers report showed that over $1000.00 had been contributed during the year to District Missions. One feature of the meeting of which the church should feel proud was the entertainment which the ladies of church fur nished the three or f mr hun dred guests. The arrange ments for serving dinner, sup per and for lodging them at night were perfect, so that no one was crowded and every one bospitalably and pleasantly en tertained. Dinner and supper v as serv ed for the two days at the Opera House and It is est imat ed that about 600 meals were served each day and served as only Monroe ladies can do it. Rev. J. T. Nevins, of Hanni bal preached the Introductory sermon at 11 o'clock ouWednes day morning. Rev. Evert Gill, of Hannibal preached the Doctrinal Sermon Wednesday evening to a large a dietice. Rev. S. M. Browr. of Kansas City preached .Thursday even ing on the Reasonableness "of Christianity in his own power ful and convincing way. Rev. I W Read was elected to preach the Doctrinal Sermon to her earnest words, the work better since Knowing Kev, and Mrs. Scott. Our prayers go with them as they again take up their loved work in Japan. A duet. Count Yo ur Bless ings," was very sweetly sang by Miss Scott and Mrs. Johnson. The meeting closed with prayer by Mrs. Ter rtll, of Warren. Thursday af lernoon at 2:30 the W B. M. U. met at the Christian church. Mrs. Bland, of Paris in the chair, Miss Pollard, of Hanni bal act in as Secretary. The session was closed with prayer by Mrs Scott. Mrs. Bland conducted a very interesting Missionary Bible Reading. Mrs. Russell gave a map talk in which the location of the Missionary Societies of the Northeast District was pointed out. Mrs. Burnham, of Kansas City followed with one of .her heart to heart talks. As she talked of the trials and sacri fices of our yonug lady mission aries we felt more than ever that the McMinn home must be built for them. Miss Pollard of Hannibal was asked to try to interest the young people of the j N. E. District in the McMinn i home in China and to collectall she could for it. Miss Eleanor Scctt was asked to solicit mon ey for the home from the young people of 'the Monroe Baptist Church. The old officers were all reelected. The closing prayer was made by Mrs. Vaughn. The meeting next year will be with Ebenezer Church about 15 miles uorth of Monroe City. The Baptist Chinch wishes to acknowledge the many favors and assistance rendered by oth ers tban Baptist in entertaining this large crowd and will do unto others as they have been done by when opportunity offers. The Palmyra Spectator says lightning played a queer caper on W. I. Seymo r s farm last Wednesdav. A large elm tree was struck and the inside cf it, which was evidently rotten was burned out clean and smooth, leaviug the trunk and most of the limbs unharmed. At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last Fridav night O. R. Emerson of Hannibal was selected as the electrician for the new electric light plant. Mr. Emerson has been night .man at the electric light plant at Hannibal for some time and comes highly recommended. There will be a granitoid fac ! tory established in Hannibal shortly. Arrangements are not I yet completed but he crusher will probably be at on; of the rock quarries. The business will be exclusively carried on and About twenty fiv men will be employed Auctioneer W. T. Youell re ports stock selling high at C. Smith's sale near Stoutsville Tuesday. Calves brought from 18 to 24, cows from 33 to 40 and stock hogs sold at about 18c per pound, while horses brought exceptionally good prices. Mr. Smith intends to move to Colorado in the the near future. Melson-Jordon At St. Judes' Church on Thursday evening Sept. 18, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Alexis Melson and Miss Mary Louise Jordon, eldest daughter of C O. Jordcn. The Rev. Walter Mitchell performing the ceremony. The church was beautifully decorated in greens and hydrangeas, softened by feathery white blossoms. The arches of the rude screen and the altar rail was trimmed witn the green and the altar banked with potted plants and cut tlowers formed a most striking ingly beautiful background for the bridal party. Mendelssohns Wedding March played by Mrs. E. L. Anderson heralded the procession to the altar. The bridesmaids were Misses Ada McClintic. Olivia Brown, Elea nor Scott and Miss Brant, of Boonville, Miss Anna Jordon. sister of the bride acting as maid of honor. The groomsmen were Messrs uiauue tiencier son, Thos. McClintic, Harry Jackson and Oney Rhodes. Thos. Dawson being best man. The bridesmaids w ;re gowned in dainty white organdies and wore pink ribbons. They car ried boquets of pink carnations andsmilax. The brides toilette was of white silk mull over taf feta andjwas as beautiful as the modists hand could create Her veil which came to the bottom of her train was caught to her hair by a cluster of pearls and diamonds the gift of the groom. She carried white roses. Dur ing the ceremony the male quartette sang the hymn "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden." After the ceremony Mr nd ABOUT THE CHURCHS. Interesting News Concerning The Differ ent Denominations. Rev. J. A. Wailes and family leave tonight for Santa Rosa, Cal.. their future home. They carry with them the bet wishes of the community. We regret to lose such an excellent family as this and commend them to the people where they may lo cate Shelbina Democrat. Rev. J H. Riffe left Monday morning for Knox County to hold a meeting Rev. S. W. Humphrey, of La , Belle will preach at the Grace Baptist church .next Sunday morning and evening St. Jude. Rt. Rev. D. S Tuttle Bishop of the Diocese ot Missouri will visit Palmyra Thursday Sept. 25. At th 11 a, m. service he wi'.l ordain Mr. Halsey Werlein deacon; at the evening service will administer Confirmation. The Bishop will be at Hunnu well Friday Sept. 26 and at St. Judes. Monroe City the follow ing Sunday, when he will cele brate the Holy Communion at the 11 a. m. service and at the 7:30 p. m service will adminis ter the rite ot Confirmation. The Bishop will preach at both services.. There will he n service at St Judes Friday Ulght on ac count of the Bishop's visit to Hunnevvell at that time Last Sunday Mrs. Jordon gave a reception at given over the M their home, where many friends retired to extend congratula tions. Ices and cake were served in the dinii.g room and hot chocolate and coffee on the porch. Mr. and Mrs. Melson left on the night train for the north where they will remain Surpasses Sunday Base Ball. in excursion was K & T. from Sedalia to Hannibal and then to Quincy on the Steamer J S. The train was fairly veil load ed when it reached this station and about thirty rive persons got on here and several Hanni bal people boarded the ooat at the wharf. The vming folks were H, J. Riley left yesterday for Monroe City where he takes a position with the Monroe Tele phone Company. Mr. Riley has been the electrician for the Pal myra Telephone Company for a short time and upon their greatly dtssatisneu van me ar return will be at home to their 1 rangements for dancing on the friends at the cottage furnished boat as the white folks were by the groom on Catherine given a dance and then the col gtreet lored folks. Had it been adver- Used to be a colored inks ex- would :cursion no com, A uamage uu ,have been muie D D. V'elson the livery man iUpp0sed to have brought suit this week i CUrsion for the wh Squire Stevens court against , there were in re L J Patterson, of Sullivan, Iowa to recover damages oc casioned by the breaking of one of his buggies Sometime about the midd'" of last month Mr. Patterson hired a team ai.d for ouggy iruui mi- iv iu.t. u is ald to Perry and wh In out on tue and .nut but it was been an ex e folk and iacks than several vea: s. His manv i.xA. uL Bi.h hi. ...h.,,. trip the horses ran away 'I I . II'..' II' 1 1 ' 1111:1 Itll.'. 'llll1. - , . i ........ i . . l nir,r. :imi .i UCllHJI ISM' i W P. 1 damages Was asked for by Mr. Melson. The defendant was represented by Attorney Good- ed success. Mrs. Riley and the i baby will remain in Palmyra ! for a month or six weeks. Pal myra correspondent to Hanni bal Journal. whites. On the ll. return trip from Hannibal otue boys from this place got into 'rouble with soin ca lored folk Irom Mober- ly and other point vest ol here ie base ball game of Palmyra wasn't in it i with the melee that ensued. So far as we were able to learn no I one was seriously hurt, and no i arrests were made. Two farmers of near town. Ol Harris and his son-in-law Doug las Carson had a little pugulis tic encounter on Main Street in front of Rhodes grocery store last Saturday afternoon. It seems that Carson had imbibed to freely of the flowing bowl and was abusing his wife, when Harris interfered and a scrap followed. Aside irom a few bruises, the combatants were none the worse because of the J encounter. man of Macon and although a hard tight was put up the case was decidtd against him and Mr. Me, son was given judge ment for a0 Ac Attention. My Books, Notes and counts can be seen at my nrjp Stand and ready for Set - o - Suit Compromised J. T. Lee. of north of this j City brought suit this week in Squire Stevens court against the Monroe City Handle Com j pany. The suit was for trass i passing and was compromised j before it went to the jury by defendant Old! TO.UVI dllU COSl. IV. LJ. IIUWUU represented the plaintiff while tiemem. in my r,clo Ragland lojked after the WOOvl auu UUISUUUl Will K teive and receipt for all money paid to them on my account. B. O. Wood. interests of the defendants. J, W. Cox was in Quincy on business Tuesdav.