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Monroe City Democrat.
VOL. 17 MONROE CITY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1904 NO 37 N E V K 111 rV z 0 R H ft K K 8 Christmas so well fixed as now to supply the demand for And Notions V Goods K H V 8 of every description and at prices that will please you. M n i f - ! Kmcmoer mat we carry an extensive line oi . H R R R A Fine Line Of Pyrography, Rose Wood and Stag Wood Toilet Sets, Handsome Umbrellas, Fine Assort ment of Cut Glass Watches and Jewelry R w R R A Yours tor thnstmas Irade, v 8 R. MANNING WALKER es, Builder's Hardware, Etc., Etc. 8 . '- i , , , . . -. YE OLDEN TIMES THE ABOVE REPRESENTS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE WOOL CARDING and GRIST MILLS IIsT XTCXEVTS: MISSOURI W. B. EGAN, Prop. Bob Spalding and bis friend, E trl Davis, of Brookfield, went to Spalding Springs, Monday, for a two days hunt. Mr. Da vis made the Brookfield record of this seaaon by killing 74 out of 36 birds. Schouten's bread at Griffith's Hon. W. 8. and Miss Maude McOlintic went to the Future Great, Monday, to visit their daughter and sister, Mrs. E. P. MelRon. from St. Louis, lion W. S. made a business trip to Fulton. Drugs paints, and wall papers at W. B. Spalding's. What the Old Stagers Told L's of the Queen Of the Prairies and its Infancy "Backward, turn backward Oh Timo in thy Might: Make DM a child again, .1 nst for to-night. " Time in its flight ,cuts many queer capers and the springing up of the City of Monroe or Monroe Oily, now the Queen of the Prairies, on virgin soil that a few years ago was covered with heavy wild grass, bounti fully stocked with deer .and lit erally covered with prairie chicken and quail. The foregoing is caused by us meeting one of the old citizens ot th is city when she was in a reminiscent mood and willing to talk of Dad and when I was a boy. jie is J. B. Anderson, and hiPwemory ran thus: "Dad came to this place in 1850 and at that time there was only three houses here and no roads except state roads and very little travel over them These houses were on what is njw Winter street and near where the H. & St. Joe depot now stands. J. M. Preston started a gen. eral store in what is known as the old post office. Theu th hamlet began to put on airs and assume a village tone, oilier people came in and business began to extend east on the road. Winter St. until it struck the state road, Main St. Hez ekiah Anderson ran the first hotel. Then the big revolution came, the building of the H. & St. Joe R R. This was the terminal in 1857. There was no turn table so a Y switch was laid on the flat grouud and run out to where the Methodist church now is and doubled back to near where the present depot, is The depot or station was an old box .ar off its trucks and flat on the ground. There was very little shipping then at.d when a car of stock went oui the natives turned out to see the sight. In 1867 the village had out grown Winter St. as a business ceuter and began to ramble down Maiu St. It was in that yeartbattheolri frame mill was built by Mr. S. E. Cummings. the Dr. Asbury b'ock built a little later. Pet Pendleton, Rouse and John son and one or two others car ried mixed, decidedly mixed stocks. Edward B. Talcott platted the village in 1857. April 6th, 1869 P. B Sheetz, W. P. Push, Harrison Oary, S. E. Cummings and T. W. Hubbard appeared before the county Court and had the City of Monroe made a Fourth Class town and at the same time the above named gentlemen were made trustees of the town. In 1868. that was when the great and only B. O. Wood came to tbe village to grow up with it and become an active mem ber of what was to become tbe Queen of tbe Prairies, then there was only tbree bouses soutb of tbe H. & St. Joe R. R. namely, tbe Brown Hotel, tbe Bailey brick and a blacksmith shop. At that time B. O. en tered tbe drug business in the Bailey brick and bad for fellow merchants Ham and San Bu chanan, Harrison Cary, Anbury & (irady, John Hartman, Dr. J 13. Hays. The Monroe City Bank was established In 1875 with Jno, B. Randall, Pres. and W, R. P Jackson, Cashier. The Farm ertand Merchants Bank in 1887 i with Judge 0. P. McCarty Pres. and V. R P. Jackson. Cashier. Monroe City Is not now. nor never was a boom town. Its growth lias been a healthy nat ural one, one from a deer park to a citv of 2500 inhabitants, and surrounded by a tine agri cultural district that is owned by a happy and prosperous people. A town that as a ship ping point for stock of all kinds it has risen from zero to tbe largest shipping point on the Burlington road between Quin cy and St. Joseph. It is a city whose cuurch and educational faci lilies cannot be excelled. When the buck, the doe and the fawn were quietly .grazing where Monroe City now stands, Paris, Shelbina, Palmyra and New Lundou were practically as large as they are to day. B. O. Wood is the first man in Monroe City that had rock haul ed to make a solid roadway in front of his business house and from that small begining.to day Monroe the Queen of the Prair ies has more miles of gravel road running out of or into her than any two towns on the H. & St. JoeRy., excepting Hanni bal. Monroe may not be the "gar den spot of the earth, but she has few equals and no superiors Modern Woodmen Friday evening there was an enthusiastic meeting of Monroe City Camp No. 2236. M. W. A District Deputy W H. H. Myers of Paris, was present and gave an interesting talk on Wood craft. Being the time for elec tion of officers for the ensuing year officers were elected as follows: 0. L Drescher. Venerable Consul; C. E. Gillara, Worthy Adviser; A Grimm, Banker; Robert Meriwether, Clerk; P. J. Casper, Escort; F M. Ruhr, Watchman; Mat Losson. Sentry; W. B Spalding. Manager for 2 years; Frank Murphy, Manager for 3 years; Drs. A. W. E y and F. S. Turner. Camp Physicians. A rousing county meeting is being arranged for at Paris sometime in February. At this meeting there will be many prominent speakers who will address the people in the alter noou. In the evening a large class will be adopted, the worn to be done by a well drilled team of foresters. Every member of Monroe Camp is urg ed to be present at the meeting to be held December 23rd, as important business is to be con sidered. ABOUT THE CHURCHES. Interesting News Concerning the Differ ent Denominations. fhis col.nnn Closes Promptly at 9 a. m Er.ch Wednesday. Don't Forget It. R 'V E. L Rutledge, of Paris, 1 was hi Monroe City, Saturday St. Jude. St. udes Church Calendar for Df c 1004. Sunday's. 11, Third Sunday in Ad- 18, Fourth Sunday in Ad- 2r). Christmas Day. Hor.Y Days. Booming. The hamlet of Bmden, north west of this city, is not only looming up but has a natural bealtbly boom of its own. Since tbe establishment ot tbe bank, others are looking that way Tbe latest from tbat thriving burg is, Charles Carlisle and Lee Simmons have bought four lots there for the pur pose of putting up a business hoase and putting in a stock of hardware and will also erect two residences. De vent Dec. vent Dec Dec. Wednesday 21st, St. Thomas. Apostle. Dec. Monday 26th, St. Steph en, Martyr. Dec. Tuesday 27th, St. John, Evangelist. Dec Wednesday 2Sth, The In. nocents. Fast Days. Etch Friday Ember Days same being Wednesday 14th. Friday 16th, Saturday 17th. Services Ho'v Communion Each Sun day at 7:30 a. m. Edch Holy Day at 10 a. m. Second Sunday in Advent and Christmas Day at 11 a. m. Other Services. Morning Prayer on 3rd and 4th Sundays Advent. Evening Prayer Each Sunday 7 p in. Sli day School Alfred Jaeger Jr. Supt. each Sunday 9:30 a m. Litany each Wednesday and Ember Day at 7 p. m. Benj. E. Diggs. Rictor. Rer G. A. Crouch, of La Orange, was in the city with friends Saturday. The Holy Rosary ladies a I wavs play in luck They clear ed $908 at their bazaar. Rev B. E. Diggs delivered the openiug sermon at a Mis sionary meeti.ig of the Episcj pal church at Galesburg. III., Sunday. Rev. O B. Holliday. assisted by Rev. I. W. Keith ley, held Quarterly meeting with the Sharpsburg church Saturday and Sunday. R'v. H. B. Folk, brother of Governor Joe Folk, has accept ed a call to preach for the iir tist church at Midway, Ky. R.iiis County Record J H Wright, of Iowa, has been called to the pastorate of the Paris Christian church and has accepted. He will take charge about Jan. 1, 1905. We want the church auuouuec ments and news, but cannot miss mails and have hundreds of subscribers "kicking." Last issue two important items had to be cut out because of tacts stated above. Rjme, Dec. 11. In the pres ence of 60,000 persons assembled iu St. Peter's. Pope Pius X this morning canonized Blessed Alessaudro Saul I and Blessed Gerardo Maiella. descendants ot whom, including Marquises Ambrosio, Sauli and Negretto, assisted in the canonisations, a ceremony so race in recent times tbat this is only tbe second tbat has been held since 1870. - (Continued in part II.)