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Fir PURE D Fancy and Plain Wall Papers and Best Oils and Paints go to 1 1 : : : : W B SPALDING'S O 9 ::::::::::::::::::: Tf you want a Beautiful Hand Ba, we have a fsw left over from the Christmas trade that you can buy at cost. : t : : : ft ft : : :: ABOUT THE CHURCHES. Interesting News Concerning the Differ ent Denominations. THE DEMOCRAT W. J. HOUSE, Editor. R. F. HIXSON, City Editor. TERMS $1.00 PER YEAR Entered attlie post office at Monroe City. Mo. aneocond-claBS matter. , n. j Buffum W 0ff,celF. & M. - 90 Residence, Buffum - 158 THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 1904 And where was Cass? Dr. Agnes McNeil is suffering wjtb a r'.sing in her bead. Mrs. Nora Schwartz and babe returned to the Bluff City Mon day, after a pleasant visit with the homefolks. Jno. Zang of Kewanee, III., spent the fir3t of the week in the city looking after bis real estate interests Miss May me Hallock return ed to Mil ford, Texas, yester day. She was accompanied by Iter friend, Miss Olivia Brown, who will visit in the Lone Star state, indefinitely. Cy Threlkeld has accepted the position of assistant train master of the Clover Leaf and W. P. Thiehoff has been pro moted to train master of the K. C, St. J. & C. B., with bead quarters at St. Joe. Both these gentlemen have been conductors on the H. & St. Joe and are de serving and worthy of their new positions. Masters Ben Hickman and Will Hawkins went to Sbelby ville Friday to visit Mrs. Wal ter Dimmltt. Miss Mvra Lewis left Friday for (a visit with friends made while she was teaching the Hickory Grove school near unuewell. Miss Annie Cassidy, of St Joseph, came down Thursday to visit the homefolks. M. A. Hornback, of Palmyra, came up Thursday to visit old friends. Miss Gertrude Moutaw is spending the holidays with her Monroe City friends Banner. Emmet J. Alexander and fam ily, of Brookfleld, came down Thursday to visit the home-folks. After a pleasant visit with her friend, Miss Lizzie Gott man, north of the city, Miss Lena Decker returned to her home in Hannibal, Monday. C. A. Cook, Mgr.. of the Long Distance Telephone lines in this section of the country, was a business visitor iu this city Thursday. J. G. Hugley, of 1 aris has been the guest of bis brother, Prof.C. B. Hugley. Mcleod Clans There was a re union of the McLeod Clans at Mrs. Nannie McLeod's in Indian Creek town ship Saturday. The day was devoted to good cheer, reminiscences and a royal dinner fit for the Gods, which was served by Mrs. Nan nie Mc. And the thirty Mc's. who were so fortunate as to be there did It full justice. Talk about getting full, well, W. J., better known as Billy McKinley, got so full of turkey that bis waist band was still tight when we saw him Mon day. Billy is an Indian Creek product, transplanted to Coop ervllle. The Misses Ula, Edith and Leta Dimmitt, of Sbelbyville were the guests of a friend in this city Monday, The young ladies were euroute to Fay te, where they are students i col lege This column Closes Promptly al 9 a m Each Wednesday. Don't Forget it. Bankruptcy of the Bishop would make sensational news, but that is the shape the Bish op of London, England, is get ting into. Altough he baa (80,000 per annum, his expenses run 8,500 a year more than that bi amount. Rev. J. E. Travis, of Fulton, whs in the cily Monday with old friends who enjoyed giving him the glad hand. Rev. Travis was formerly the pastor of the Pres byterkm church in this city. St. Jude. Calendar for Jan. 1905. SUNDAY'S. Jan. 8tb, First Sunday after Epipbamy. Morning Prayer at 11 o'clock. Evening Prayer at 7 o'clock. Jan. 15tb, Second Sunday af ter Epiphamy. Morning Prayer at 11 o'clock. Evening Prayer at 7 o'clock. Jan. 22ud, TLird Sunday af ter Epiphamy. Morning Prayer at 11 o'clock. Evening Prayer at 7 o'clock. Jan. 29tb, Fourth Sunday af ter Epiphamy. Morning Prayer at 11 o'clock. Evening Prayer at 7 o'clock. HOLY DAYS. Friday Jan. 6th, The Epipha my. Holy Communion 10 a. m. Wednesday Jan. l25tb, Con version of St. Paul. Holy Communion 10 a. m. PAST DAYS. Each Friday in the month. WEEK DAYS. Litany each Wednesday at 7 p. m. ) Sunday School Alfred Jaeger Jr., Supt. 9:30 each Sunday morning. Benjamin Evans Diggs, Rector. Methodist. The usual services will be held at the Methodist Church during the week. Sunday School, Junior and Senior League and preaching on Sun day at the usual hours. Every body invited. At the business meeting of the Epworth League on Monday evening the following officers' were elected for the ensuing' year. President, Miss Mary Lan deis. 1st Vice Pres. Mrs. Mary Medcalf. . , , . 2nd Vice Pres. Miss Bessie Williamson. 3rd Vice Pres. Mrs. Rossie Jarman. 4th Vice Pres. Worley Steph ens. Secretary. Miss Myrtle Set tle. Treasurer, Miss Nellie Lan ders. . Epworth Era Agent, Worley Stephens. Ministerial, Alliance,, "The Monroe City Ministerial Alliance" met after a Vacation of some weeks, at tb e pastor's study of the Methodist Oburcb Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. After an interesting meeting it was agreed upon to meet every Monday at 10 a. n. alt the above named place., All resident i ministers , are cordially invited to all of the meetings. v 1. W. Read, President. G. A. Leboboff, Secy. Presbyterian. Services at the Presbyterian Church next Sunday both in the morning and evening by the pastor. Every member of the church is earnestly request ed to try to be present at the morning services. Sunday School meets at 9:45 a. m. The Choir will meet for practice Friday at 7:30 p. m. The public is cordially invited First Baptist. There will bt the u;nil serv. ices Sunday by Dr. I VV Rad. Subject of morning discourse: "The Power of a Church.' Evening subject: "The Effect of a Dream." There were four additions to the church Sunday. GRACE BAPTIST. Sunday School as usual. Services by the pastor, Rev. G. W. Humphrey, 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Sunday School Meeting. The Sunday School meeting at First Baptist Church was opened Tuesday night by Dr. H E. Tralle, ol Kansas City, State Supt.. of Baptist Sunday School work, with his famous lecture "Our Boy." He had a good audi ence. The program which was an interesting one continued un til 4 p. m. yesterday. Miss Florence Golden has returned from a delightful visit in Chicago. Don't forget the LeRoy show at opera house Saturday night. Miss Maggie Robey, of Lake nan has been the guest of her brother, J D. Joseph McClintic was trans acting business in Quincy Sat. urday. Browi. i. gb' rn Cockrels for sale;'pho.iC lie Garth Elzea. The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. J. G. Fuqua on Tues. Jan. 10 at 2:30 p m. Mrs. Mary E. Garland, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Miss Minnie Ebey, of Jacksonville, Ills., have been visiting the family of W. J. Rouse. ' The Great LeRoy Show. Tbe great LeRoy show which will show at the opera bouse in Monroe City, one night, Satur day, January 7, is so well known and comes so highly recommend ed that no praise we can bestow will add to tbeir already bright reputation. This company of talented artists have been so successful thai wherever they go they receive recommenda tions and praises from news papers ond opera house mana gers. Tbeir show consists of singing, dancing, comedies and humorous sketches including illustrated songs and tbe finest, largest and best of life moving pictures. Tbe entertainment is clean and moral and appeals to tbe intelligent and refined of every city. We believe the management of tbe opera house bas shown good judgment in securing the LeRoy show and that all who attend will be well paid for tbeir time and money spent. Saturday, January 7 one nigbt only. Admission 25c. Children under 12, 15c. 8. G. Demeree spent Sunday with bis son, John at Clarence. Ivan Yates bas resigned bis position at H Levy's dry goods store and he and Leek Mont gomery left Sunday nigbt on a prospecting tour to West Point, Miss, IN Mr MORI A M Raaner Viola Gray, wife ot Joseph C. Gray and daughter of Manning Elliott was born July 12, 1867 -and died Decem ber 20, 1904. a jed 37 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was married to Joseph C. Gray Sep tember 10 1889. To this union were born three children, Bessie Olivia, Lola Manning and tbe little baby, Alice Esther, The end came after au illness of several weeks duration and she was conscious to the last. Tbe evening before she died she realized that the end was near and requested those present to sing the hymns "Jesus Lover of My Soul'' and "More About "Je sus.' Shestarted tbe first song herself and helped to sing it nearly through. She said that her only objec tion to dying was that of leav ing her family withont a moth ers' eare and guidance. She then requested her family, brothers, sisters and triends to so live here that they could all meet her in heaven, and saying that she was tired and weary and wanted to go home to rest and that she loved Jesus and was ready to go. She was converted and united with the Methodist church at Monroe City in January 1893. Sister Gray was a kind, sym pathetic wife, mother and daughter and did what she could to advance tbe cause of Christ. The funeral services were conducted by Rev, A. B. Book at DeMoss Chapel. A Friend. Stock for Sale. 150 heifer and steer calves; 80 long yearling steers, 40 short yearliag steers; 36 two-year- old steers; 13 coming two-year-old mules. Any one wishing to buy any of this stuff call on W. R. P. Jackson, administrator of es tate of H. M. Clark, deceased. Will sell this stock in bunches to suit purchaser. TRUE. While it is true, no man for a century bas lead a forlorn hope and defended a fortress with more valor than Gen. Stoessel has Port Arthur, all the credit and praise in not due him. The Japs have done what Russia, England and Germany thought they could not accomplish and they (the Japs) have accom plished what the civilized na tions with the possible excep tion of tbe United States, did not want or expect them to ac complish, ie, stop those nations from stealing (diplomats call it acquiring) territory, for now be fore they can slice up and di vide eastern nations, they will have to first consider tbe Mikado. NOTICE. I have decided to sell my en tire dairy outfit including place and stock. Wm. E. Ball. C. Alexander of Paris, princi pal of tbe Sbelbyville schools was tbe guest of his friend, C. B. Hugbley, Supt. of tbe Mon roe City schools, Sunday. Tbe only paper in tbe state that makes a specialty of a farmers column, church column and gets, out an annual shipping report as taken from its files as it was given each Wednesday morn by the shippers, is . tbe Monroe City Democrat. A pa per that tries to interest tbe farmer, the church man, society woman and all local interetss.