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Monroe City Democrat. VOL. 15 MONROE OITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29. 1903 NO 44 ABOUT THE CHURCHES. Interesting News Concerning the Differ ent Denominations. Rev. H. P. Davis of St. Louis, was in the city with friends and relatives Saturday. Catholic The season of Lent with its sackcloth ;uid ashes is ap proaching. The forty days of fasting and other religious ob servances will bigin this year on February 25 and continue until April 19. The former is the date of Asb Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten period, and the latter, Easter Sunday, the feast of the Resur rection. April 10 Is Holy Thursday and the following day, Good Friday. The regulation! prescribed In the churches for the observing of the season of Lent will not differ materially thisyear from those of last. As usual special services win . e held in the various churches, especially those of Episcopalian and Catholic denominations. Instructions for tbe season of abstinence from pleasures and devotion tt, , rayershave not as yet been in, 3e public. Elkc: ed Officers At the regul ir meetiug of the Minister. As-- ciation, last week the following officers were ance on Sunday. Regular services by the Pas tor, Sunday, Morning subject; Golden Calf." Evening, "Heaven On Earth." W. H. UMSTATTD. Lived His Four Score and Ten. In Gentle ness and With Sympathy. for thecomlng year. elected Pres. Rev Dr. I. W. Read Secy. Rev. H. 15. Smltb, Tn ' The A Thursday of the M past. ; istcrs are considered member and are invited to attend. St. Judb. Sunday School teacher's meet ing. Wednesday night at half Mayesville. Ky pastsever. in the Rector's study. Choir practice on Friday evening, preceded by Lvening Prayer, beginning promptly at seven o'clock. Beginning with next Friday, January thirtieth, the Rector will inaugurate a series of short discussions ot various topics connected with the Church or the Christian life. These short talks or informal lectures are to be given in res ponse to request Irom memb ers of the congregration tor Instruction in the history and usages of the Church. A "Question Box" will be placed in the vestibule and the Rector requests that topics lor discuss ioa will in that way be suggest ed by anyone specially interest ed in them. As a rule, the topic for discussion will be announced one week ahead in order that those interested in it maybe present when the lect ure is given. The subject for next Friday night is: "The Origin of the Church's Name, and Wliy. a change lias been Suggi sted." A general invita tion is exten :d to all to attend these services. The tone of discussi is will invariably be Did You Kuow When McKinley ended bis first term of office the Demo cratic Party and the party or parties opposed to it since and including the days of Washing William H. Umstattd, born at ton had had possession of the Jan. 22, 1S1J3, Government for precisely the died Jan. 28, 11)03. same number of years. The He married Miss Amanda i term Kepublican ot course Busklrk Jan. 13, 1841. Moved to Monroe during the spring of 1868. His was a lonjr life but a covers the two terms of Wash ington and the one term of John Adams, they both being "Fed eralists," and the terms of Wi 1- CLAMORING. For A Deputy County Collector To Save A Raise In Assessments. li: ir u : 11 . . i 'P . ..I..- short story. His was one of . iwwm y aim v i . more, who wr-ic the gentle sympathetic natures that did not trouble the waters of the sea of life, but rather quieted them. His was a gentle word, a word of forgiveness, of sympa thy Harshness entered not into his rating of his fellow man. When he could not rind something to recommend he Wept quiet and when others wfre inclined to be severe would ask; are you sure of all the facts? are you certain you understand his motives? Love and gentleness seemed to be the watch word or motto. ! that governed bis life and the result was, to know him was t, resptel and love him Age seemed t" soften his lovely disposition instead ol souring it. In spite of his years of suffering he was al w ays able that of argumei ion meets ev oon in the study j Suudaj : church at ba I f resident min a uion, and never controversial. . being t ne ti rst , usua r i try. there will tion of the Holy Communion ;t eleven o'clock. Evening Prayer with sermon at the same gentle companto Uncle Billy. His death yesterday morning was unexpected. Arising as he carefully prepare ! his Whigs." The following table presents the sitaution in detail, the figures being the years in office: Repub Demo lican. crat Washington 8 Adams (John) ... 4 Jefferson Madison Monroi Adam") lolin Quincy) 1 Jacks in Van Hare n Harrison and Tyler 4 Poll? Taylo'r and Fiimore 4 I Pierce i Buchanan i Lincoln ami Johnson 8 Grant 8 j Hayes 4 Garfield and Arthur 4 Cleveland j Harrison 4 I McKinley 4 To a I W. J: C Till Meiokam 56 Presbyterian Serviced as usual next Sab bath. iJr a ,. r meeting Wednes day nigbl al 7:00 o'clock. The Ladies Missionary Society will meet at the home of Mrs Gyrus B. Poage, Friday after noon. There was no meetiug last week on account of the weather. All members are ur. gently requested to be present. Teachers meeting Wednesday at 8:00 o'clock. Methodist. Sunday School. 9:45 A. M. Preachlnc. 11 A. M & 7 P. M. Prayer Meeting Wed, 7 P. M. Ep worth League, Sun, li:15 P. M. First Baptist. The Womans Missionary So ciety ol the First Baptist church met v.ith Mrs Dr. Thos. Proctor on Friday afternoon. Although the weather was bad a large number of ladies were present. The subject "World wide mis sions" was takeu up by the leader Mrs L W. Reid, Mrs J. R Greene, Mrs J. M. Proctor, Mrs Dr. Proctor, read interest ing papers, while each one present gave a fact on mission work. The devotional half hour was greatly enjoyed. We expect to send a box to a Home Missionary this week. At the close delicious refresh ments were served aud a pleas ant social hour enjoyed by all. Tbe J uniors have elected their officers for the next three months. President Elner Lundburg Vice Pres. Pearl Forcy the! Secy, Mabel Yowell; Treas, Elna Smith ety is Christian Church Pr iching at Christian church at U A. M. and 7 P. M. Morning only; "la the young man safe? The society of Christian En deavor meets al (i P. M. On Monday night. Feb, 2nd the Church begin a week of Prayer and Preparation for the meet ing Which begins Feb, 9th. Let all the members attend the week of Prayer A Revival or contest between the Reds and Blues began in the Christian Sunday School here about two weeks ago and has proved very successfut in securing attendance of the regular Pupils and enlisting new pupils, the attendance last Sunday was 151 and would have been more had the weather been favorable. The School was evenly divid. end one half given red buttons and the other blue. The side showing the greatest number in attendance during the contest will be the winner and be served with a banquet by the loser. The Home Department enlists those who cannot attend the Sunday School but who will study the lesson one half hour each week at home. This de partment now numbers more than 75 numbers. toilet and his ever faithful i daughter, Miss L'zaie, assiste d Wine Causes W. C. T- U. Rw . him to the dining room and! Canton, Ohio. Jan. 21. In ; breakfast table. After ii)f7 cplte of a protest made by the seated he began to eat his Canton W. 0. T. U . wines' will j breakfast when he looked up, be served at the McKinley ejaculated, Oh, and his spirit birthday banquet. Tuesday took its flight. night,, which is to be attended He leaves two sous James T . by President Roosevelt and and Benjamin and one daughter cabinet members as guests of Miss Lizzie and two daughter honor. In law, Mesdamea Cora E and Dissension has arisen In the Minnie Umstattd to mourn their ranja 0f the W. C. T. D be loss. cause of the , banquet . Some of Funeral services will be held tbe members had contended by Rev. H. B. Smith at the that it would be useless to make Christian Church of which he a protest, as the contract for a 80 was a today faithful member at banquet with ready been let. wines hail Dr. Crow, County Collertor, was in the city Monday and as far as we could learn was as mum as mice about the condi tion of collections and the con dition non collections would put our schools in. Monroe City will have to face a condition, not a theory. She will have to insist on a collec tor or his deputy doing bis or their duty or raise the tax in this city from 75 to 85 cent on 100 to foot bills or rather shortage caused by negli gence. It is now up to the people of Monroe who in self defense will be compelled to put it next" the collector and as a general thin?, when it comes to a sque ze, the people Cai be re lied on. We are reliably informed tha t ; things are in the same shape at I Florida and Indian Creek that ! they are in, in Monroe. Money there six weeks ago. no one to receive and receipt for same land the people kicking about It. The postm ister at Paris, we are told has to go to the Doctor and tell him to com.; and col lect money on the large num bers of money orders that are sent there to pay taxe with. It is the rirst tim? til the his tory of the world when money goes begging to be received lor taxes, just because A Poky System cannot wake up long enough to rake the shekels in. Again we say to von n tople of Monroe, Indian Oreek and I Jefferson townships, will v;;u submit to having schools clos ed or h iving your taxes raised ; to suit a dreamy poky collec tor. i Now in conclusion permit us I to say: Monroe County In 1902 1 raised the bumper crop of Its existence and there Is not a shortage of money nor adequate - excuse for the present condi tion oi affairs. Brutality. Bingbampton, N. Y.. Jau. 24. Mr. aud Mrs. Frank Cronk, who came to Alexander hill four years ago from McHenry III , are under arrest for cruelty to their three children. The youngest died Thursday. The Are at Harvey ' Jackson's left the family I in a deplorable condition. They cannot have a lire in the bouse on account of condition ot flue and Mrs. Jack sou's Is ill. Mr. Jackson re fused to go to the Soldiers i Home for a while, so the neigh - Tbe work in this soci-'bors have to house and care for iwing, a large attend- the entire family. Pointed Paragraphs. Living may be wicked, but it is still fashionable. The faster a man is the slow er he is about paying his debts. Luck is a mighty uncertain thing to sit around and wait for. A piece of a woman's mind is! not good for her husband's ; An officer found one child three peace of mind. j years old chained in a chair and Nod's of the congregation starved until it only weighed don't always express approval twenty pounds. It had been of the sermon. I in the chair all its life and died Every cloud may have a sil- shortly after being released. ver lining, but only an optimist 'phe condition ot the other two can believe it. children was pitiable. The A man is not in a calm condi- fourth child died several weeks tion when he finds it impossible agQ to raise the wind. It is difficult for some men to keep ' their mouths shut when they have nothing to say. Enough whiskey is made in Kentucky every day to float a steamboat but, of course, it Entertained. Mrs. W. G. Williamson enter tained twenty of her lady friends at six hand euchre Tues day afternoon from 2:i50 to 5:30. iMrs. Williamson is a delightful nevei gets a chance to doit. ! entertainer and her friends are Chicago News. L. D. McGlasson, of Warren, was a business visitor in the city Monday. Miss Anna Rouse is spending the weektwith her sister, Mrs. T. P. Middleton, at Centralis. always pleased to be with her. Light refreshments were served during the afternoon. Ice. John W. Stephens informs us that he has put up 700 tons of pond Ice of good quality. It is 8 inches thick. The Storks Work. The stork has again v-isitetl Richard P. Pierceall and the boy left him has caused him to smile just like the tirst. Hai ry E. Linn is also rejoic ing over the arrival of the tine boy left with his wife by the stork for him. Everett Jackson thought he w .s married and the stork has more firmly set him in the be lief. It is a sweet little girl. For the second time t tie stork has visited Charles E. Elzea's home aud as on the tirst visit, left a dear little mite of femini ty to his tender mercies. James McCol lough has also been made to rejoice over a visit of the stork-at his happy home. It is a lovely girl. Ttie stork is well worked this week. It has left a handsome boy at Claude Courtney's. Now when you think of it. il you hear'Paree" cheep, why just tell 'em you have heard from tbe Stork. John Buckuiau. of Clapper, was a busiuess visitor in tbe citv Monday. While here he favored tbe Democrat with i appreciated call.