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A Pastoral Talk On the Ritual To the
Church. Do we really want our church to he .1 urand succes? this year in this city? All who do, please stand, a moment. Almost all the con grepation rose to their feet. You say (and I have no right to doubt what you have said and emphasized by standing) thi. t you want Ur M. B. Church South to be a glorious succes in tlilfl city this year. Then you would love for your pactor to tell you how to makt our beloved church this year in this city a glorious success, no dot bi I will try and tell you plain ly, truly, lovingly, yet with all the emphasis 1 can put upon it. 1 The first thing, and the one thing absolutely essential, is for us each to have and Keep our own heart right with God. We must have and maintain perfect, free frank and known peace and communion with our Divine Lord through the Holy Gh"si if we would have success. 'J. We are to -'have peace amonu ourselves" be cf. one mind, one accord, one spirit and all speak the same things. But we cannot '-keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace." as we are command ed, if we speak evil one of an other "Speak not evil one of another" is the command of our Lord. And again: "Speak evil of no man.'' Jnt which ever way our tongues wag will the cause of God's church go; you may ue pend upon it. "II any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole body." James :J: Our words are to "be season ed with urace to minister meat unto the hearers " (c.) We must attend upon al 1 the services of our church, un less we are sick, attending the sick, or out of the city, and take a deep, hearty interest in all the services and work of the church of our love. We are to "seek to excel to the edifying of the church.' The boast of the Methodist Church is, and ever has been, that she gives the greatest lib erty and opportunity for all her mernbersto do somethtng'.for the advancement of the Kingdom of God among men. To this end we have our Boards of Mis sions. Home and Foreign, Women's Home and Foreign Missiqn and Aid societies, Ep worth League societies both senior and junior, the Sunday School, Prayer meeting and Class-meeting. All these are ways by which the church has been seeking to find woi k for eyery redeemed soul, and to have every soul to work, and thus fulfill Mr. Wesley's mot to "All at it and all the time at it." It ought to be the joy of the heart of every disciple of our Lord Jesus, to become a "Work er together with God" in the gieat harvest field of the world. How shall we help to "shout the harvest home," if we have taken no part in helping reap the harvest? E.;h soul, redeemed by the blood of Christ, ought to be el bow deep in every good work bis or her church is engaged in, and it any mistakes are made, throw the mantle of charity over them. "For charity shall cover the multitude of sins." (d.) We must keep up fi nance. The church that keeps up her finances well will al ways prosper I have not known a church in thirty five years that failed to keep up her finances well, to prosper. Here is a Divine reason for it: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house and prove me herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the Windows of heaven, and pour yuU out a blessing, that there hall not be room enough to re ceive." Ma I. J). 10 We try to reverse the order of Heaven. We want theLordjto till our hearts with all fat things, and then we will bring the tithes into His storehouse. But God's order is Bring ye all tin- tithes lirst, that we may prove Him. etc. We as a church ought to pay our pastor 1:200.00 a year, pay all our conference collections and maintain a Missionary of our own in the foreign field. The Moravian Church main tains a Missionary in the for eign field for every OH members, but it takes 5.000 members in the Methodist Church South to to keep one Missionary in the field A preacher in La , said in the great Missionary Conference in N. C, last April a year: "I serve a church of three hun dred members none of them wealthy, which pays me 81,000, puysall her conference collec tions in full, maintains a Mis sionary of her own in the for eign field, and has instructed me to subscribe for her 1,000, for the Soohow University in China."' Here you see what people can do "wheD they have a mind to work." Jesus Christ never expected a Christian man to give to His Kingdom less than a Jew gave to his God- one-tenth of all the income Brother, Sister do you give as much to the cause of your blessed Redeemer as the Jew gave to the Temple ser vice? Let us look at the righteous ness of a Jew Pharisee and then hear what Jesus says: -God, T thank Thee that I am not as other men are, extor tioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publicau; I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess," and yet Jesus says: "Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven." See Luke 18:11 and Mat. 5:20. The fact is Jesus expects us to give as God has prospered up: "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as Grd has prospered him, that there be no collections when I come." 1 Cor. 1(3:2. If Christians would obey this Divine rule, we should never need to take a collection, there would always be plenty of mon ey in God's treasury to carry on the work and keep up the interests of the Kingdom of God in the world Dear friends, if the editors of your City papers will permit, I will have what I have said to dav in this week's paper, aud you can cut it out, put it in your Bible and read it once a week unless you do like the woman who lost her specks and had not seer, them for a year A preacher came to call on her and before leaving called for the Bible that he might read and have prayers. When the preacher opened the Bible the specks fell out, and the old lady f " 19 n g come ana see my Tine line ot sewing ma V chines and get low down prices. You will be pleased. t i i I R. Manning Walker, i PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Report of Monroe City Public Schools for the Month Ending Oct. 3. 1902. exclaimed: "Well, well, there is my specks I lost more than a year a ago." Moral: Head your Bible every day D. F. Bonk, Pastor. WANTED A trustworthy gentleman or lady lu each county to manage business of an old established house or solid financial standing A straight, bona fide weekly cash salary of SHOO aid by check each Wednesday with nil expenses direct from headquarters. Money advanced for expenses. Manager, 311 Caxton Bldg Vhicago. List of Letters. Remaining unclaimed in post office at Monroe City, Mo., on Oct 9, 1902. Carson Birds; T. J. Moffett; Delias Rodgers, 2; Wm. Smith; Jos. G. Sudeik. To obtain any of these letters persons must say advertised. J. P. Patton, postmaster. Buy your winter shoes at Williamsou's and save money. Cooperville Hark! the sound of wedding bells are once more heaid in Cooperville. James Colvert, of Nadine, and Marie White, of near War ren, visited Mrs Lou Colvert and family Sunday. Our teacher, Miss Cora Car rico, was not able to resume her duties this week on account of sickness. We hope to hear of her speedy recovery. H. I. Lear and wife attended the fair in the Citv of Flowers, last week. H. A. Warriner. of Monroe, visited S. P.Griffith and wife the first of the week. Bernie Sandifer is on tiie sick list. Paul Curtis, of Monroe City, visited George McLeod Sunday of last week. John Gordon and Mr. Kenney returned last week from a visit with relatives in Campaign, III. Public Sale. T. F. Bottorff will sell it his taim 1 mile south ol Clapper next Monday. Oct. 13. nrses, cattle, hogs, grain, hay. farm implements. C of H. The Monroe City Court uf Honor team will confer the de grees at the Indian Creek Court Saturday evening. The Mon roe degree team is full pre pared to do this work as it should be done and the Indian Creek Court will be pleased with the work. Hatch. The Linnwood school by Prof Crawford is progressing nicely. Church services at Arial Sun day. Rev. Father Sullivan of your city was called to see Mrs. Henry Bornbeck last week. The lady is not expected to live long Cause heart trouble. Manning Elliott the expert cattle driver of Monroe City was here Monday buying fat cattle. Bob Stewart inas his hand some cottage completed. C. W. Brackley of Shiel was the carpenter. oalt river was past fording Monday. Esq. Ferd Alexander next re corder of Ralls Co. was in your city Saturday. A telephone was sent here Sunday from New London re lating the death ot J. S. Bris coe County Clerk of Ralls Co. ; at New London. The daily amount of mail is on the increase here. Charlie Dwire and Dick Wat sou are sowing one hundred acres of wheat on the Bishop farm Miss Annie Kiethley is visit injr relatives in Center. J. J. Kendrick and wife aud W. J. Kendrick and wife at tended the funeral of J. S Briscoe in New London Mon day. A lare crowd attended the McGraw sale Thursday. The corn working season is near and farmers are reparing cribs Several from this place were trading with your city mer chants Saturday. Roads in a bad shape for hauling, Roll of Honor. Names of those perfect in at tendance deportment 9,". aver age scholarship 95 vitli no grades below 95 in more than two subjects. High School. Daphne Craw ford. Edith Smith. Lillian Ely, Elizabeth Gosney, Lida Lane, Rebecca Megown, VivianVeach Ennis Green. Gjade 8. John Jayne. Oracle 7. Ethel Baynum. Grade G. Nina Megown, C leo Patton, Marguerite Reid, Elma Lane. Grade 5. Edith J a r m a n, Frances Jayne, Edward Jayne. Grade 4. George D i r i g o, Lyon Gartner, Willie Nance. Grade 3 Frank Jayne, Nora Jamison, Eiua Boulware, Wal ter Proctor. Grade 2 Ethel Mc N u t t, Gladys Willi;., Elgar Daven port, Morris Proctor. Grade 1. Laura Bell Brown, Aura Lee Ely, Juliett Green, Berta Nolen. Lulu Werner, Lucy Burris. Grade 4 had the highest per cent of attendance, grade 1 and 2 the highest standing on lines aud grades 4 and 7 had no tar dies, truants nor corporal pun ishment during the month. The above report compares very favorably with the same month last year. Two more pupils belonging than at close of first month last year. Parents are again urged to assist .the teacher bv seeinir that children observe study hour at home. Pupils in Ihigh school and grades 5, G. 7 and 8 cannot make as good records as 'should be desired unless they devote at least one or two hours each evening during the school week to home study. Respect fully. R. S Nichols. Supt. Have Returned. Having returns. from the St.. Louis market with a full stock of millinery and ot Pattern Hats, I am now prepared to cater to the most fastidious tastes. Miss Tudie Swinkey. The best 42 a..d u$2.50 men's pants in town are at William son's. Approaching. Cards were issued yesterday announcing the approaching nuptial H E. Foley and Miss Cora Settle to occur at the horn e uf the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs. J. B. Settle. Wed nesday 8:30 p. m the 15 inst. Notice to the Public I was nominated by the Re publicans at Paris without my knowledge or consent. I posi tively refuse to accept the nomination I worked bard for some men on the Democratic ticket and expect to vote for them like a man. Yours truly, I William T. Youell. Republican Speaking. Hon. John Kennish wilt ad dress the citizens on the issues of the day at the Town Hall, at 1:00 p. in. Oct. 15. You have a cordial invitation to hear the other side. For sale 3 room house! barn and other out buildings, plenty of fruit, 2 lots. See Node Green. Took Premiums. W. R. Buckman and H. B. Mudd took a string of ten horses to the Palmyra fair and did well They would have done better if the fair had not have closed on account of the inclem ent weather. They took six first and four second premiums. Fancy Goods. A line of elegant Street Hats at reduced prices at Miss Tudie I Swinkey's I Bank robbers attempted to jtob the Holliday bank on Wed i nesday night of last week. The (outer door of tue safe was ; blown off, but citizens were alarmed and the 'would be burglars had to flee without l the coveted money. For Rent: Brick store building on north main street. Will repair to suit tenaut. Caul P. Smith.