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MONROE CITY DEMOCRA Volume XXlV. Monroe City, Mo., September 14, 1911. Number 25. SA ran A' rose Sir SI A Sp1L 1S CHAUTAUQUA Program for 1912 The Best Ever High Class Music Great Lec tures Splendid Entertainment. The Chautauqua management has selected a program such as will easily give the Monroe City Chau tauqua which will be equal to best and in fact the best program in Northeast Missouri. Remember the date Aug. 25-Sept. 1, both dates inclusive, and then arrange to at tend every session. It is like bring ing to us a university for a few days. This is an opportunity of which we should all take advan tage. We owe the committee a standing vote of thanks for the great program selected for next year. Program for 1912. Sunday, August 25 2:30 Symphony Orchestra 3:00 William J. Bryan (This date is to be arranged if possible) 7:30 Symphony Orchestra 8:00 Lula Tyler Gates Monday, August 26 2:30 Schuman Quintette 3:00 Lula Tyler Gates 7:30 Schuman Quintette Tuesday, August 27 2:30 Schuman Quintette 7:30 Schuman Quintette 8:00 Lou J. Beauchamp, lecture Wednesday, August 28 2:30 Chicago Operatic Company 3:00 Father Foley lecture (date not yet aeccptH) ' 7:30 Grand Opera Thursday, August 29 2:30 Chicago Ladies Orchestra 7:30 Chicago Ladies Orchestra 8:00 Rowands, lecture, illustrated Friday. August 30 2:30 Chicago Ladies Orchestra 3:00 Jaynes, lecture 7:30 Chicago Ladies Orchestra Saturday, August 31 2:30 Band (To be supplied) 3.00 Bob Seeds, lecture 7:30 Band (To be supplied) Sunday, September 1 2:30 Band (To be supplied) 3:00 Governor Hanly of Indiana, lecture 7:30 Music (To be supplied) Maine Dry, Portland, Me.. Sept. 12. After a day of almost constant surprises, it appeared to-night on the face of the Teturns from town and city clerks in all but 196 towns and planta tions, that prohibition was not de feated in the special election of yes terday, as indicated last night. The results thus far tabulated show a majority for prohibition of 465 votes. The most of the towns yet to be heard from have been un officially reported with small ma jorities favoring the retention of the prohibitory amendment in the Con stitution, and any change in the vote of these places is likely to help the prohibitionists. In addition to the 465 majority shown by the clerks' returns, there are fifty more "dry" votes known to exist in Portland, which are not in cluded in the city clerk's report, be cause of an admitted error. .The change from an apparent victory from the wet side by 700 votes to 500 votes in favor of the. "drys" came after prohibitionists had conceded defeat and represen tatives of those who sought the re peal of the constitutional amend . ment had sent out numerous state in ents as to what would be done next For President. Champ Clark is dear to the hearts of all who know him and while he is receiving words of praise from all over the United States in no place is he so much loved in his beloved Kiogdom of Pike and the reception which was accorded him ot Louisiana Monday does not ex press one iota of the esteem in which he is held. No man has done more for the people than has Champ Clark and from all parts of our grand country you can hear them say well done good and faith- j ful servant, we have found you true, come up higher, we want you ; to be President of this great nation, i He would make a President to whom the future citizens of Ameri ca would point with pride. For President Champ Clark. Parochial School. The Holy Rosary Parochial School opened last week with an attend ance of more than 120 pupils en rolled, and four teachers, three of them being here for their first year Sister DSales being Superior. This school has been gradually growing iD attendance and is one of the best schools to be found anywhere. The work is thorough and com plete and the school is one of which Monroe City is justly proud. Judge W. W. Rucker, the fearless, able working Congressmen from the Second District was with Monroe friends a short time yesterday. No district is wore ably represented in "j-igrep';: than is Second jvlissiouri. In Judge Rucker we have a man who is a friend of the people, a man who knows how to do some thing tor the interests of the peo ple, a man who fights for the rights of man, a man who fights greed and graft a man who ha3 the abili ty to do something for the people, a man who has made a record for do ing . things, a man who is honest, a man who does things for the good of his constituents and the entire citizenship of the United States. J. 0. Cozad, Burtus Janes and Frank Bono returned last week from a three weeks trip in the Ozarks. The boys express them selves as highly pleased with their trip and it is not sure but one or more of them may emigrate to the land of the Alberta peach and the luscious grape. Having a surplus of brown wine, I will sell it for one week only, by the barrel at 50 cents per gallon at the vineyard 3 1-2 miles Northeast of Monroe City. J. S. SCHOTT. Miss Frankie Connell. the very popular and efficient Superintend ent of Schools of Marion County was in Monroe a short time yes terday. Jake Rohr transacted business in Hannibal Tuesday. Judge " W. B. Drescher and wife went to Quincy where Mrs. Drescher will enter a hospital for medical treatment. The famous Brit Nelson fight pictures showing training quarters, preliminary features and eighteen rounds of fast fighting at the GEM Friday night, Sept 15. Five reels, 5000 ft. Admission 10c and 20c. Don't overlook the. J. M. Romig sale near Ely. Sept 21st Harry Clark is the auctioneer and it is safe to . say that it will be a good sale. All kinds and styles of King Heaters and wood stoves at A. Jaeger's. ABOUT Tilt CHURCHES. Interesting News Concerning the Different Denominations. This Column Closes Promptly at 9 a. m. Each Wednesday. Rev. Mr. Paynter will lecture at the Presbyterian church Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock on condi-1 tions in the far East. Mr. Paynter , has resided in China for many years and his lecture will be interesting ! and instructive. Come and hear' him. Free to all. Rev. J. 0. Whitworth has been ! general conference held at Colum bia last week, much to the delight of his congregations. He reports having had a pleasant and profita ble time while in Columbia and visited his mother who lives in Boone county. -LaBelle Star. METHODIST Preaching 11am. Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Junior League 2:30 p. m. Preaching 7:30 p. m. Public cordially invited. GRACE BAPTIST. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 11 o'clock a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wed nesday evening at 7:30. A cordial invitation is extended to the public. 0. A. GORDON, Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN Regular sepricfs next Sunday morning -and titling. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening 7:30. The pub lic cordially invited to worship with us. ST. JUDES . Friday, Litany 7:30 p. m. Sunday the 14th after Trinity. Holy Eucharist 7 a. m. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Holy Eucharist and Sermon 11 a. m. Evensong and Sermon 7:30 p. m. FIRST BAPTIST Wednesday 7:30 p. m., Prayer meeting. Friday 2:30 p. m., Woman's Mis sionary meets with Mrs. Hord. Sunday 9:45 a. m., Sunday School. 11 a. m. Preaching. 6:45 p. m.. B. Y. P. U. 7:30 p. m.. Preaching. Public cordially invited. T. D. BROWN. CHRISTIAN Bible School 9:43 a. m. Preaching 11 a. m. Subject: "The Christians Three Precious Books." C. E. 6:30 p. m. Leader. Mr. Jay Henderson. Preaching 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 p. m. The public is cordially invited to be present. W. Garnet Alcorn, Pastor. Charlie Elzea came in Tuesday night with a load of cattle which he will feed on his farm near town. Walker and Wade brought in two loads at the same time for the same purpose. The cattle were bought on the Omaha market. Johnson &. Hopkins will do your tinning, install your furnace and do all kinds of repairing in their line in the best style of workmanship. R. A. Grimes and wife, of Krem lin, Okla., came in Tuesday to visit relatives and friends. Verner Carpenter, of near Sedalia a nephew of C. L Carpenter is one of the high school students. Public Schools. High School enrollment 112 the second day. This is the largest second day enrollment in the his-, tory of this school. Grade enroll-. ment, white, 171; colored 36. i Total white enrollment 283. Grand ! total 319. ' TEACHING FORCE. High School E. M. Sipple, Supt; j Ella Gentry. Prin. H. S.; Daphne j Crawford, Latin and Chemistry ! Caroline Larson, History and Agri- j culture; Eunice Wattenharger. Eng- j lish and German. Grade Teachers Bracy V. Cornett Nellie Pollard, Georgia Vaughn. De partment work grades, 5, 6, 7, 8; Lenna Evans, 3 and 4; Anna Jordcn 2; Evodia Gentry, 1. Gertrude Bell, Colored. ) The Monroe City High School is equal to the best and has a reputa tion which draws students from quite a distance. All the teachers in high school and grades are teachers who have made a success of teaching and all that is needed to make this the best year in the history of the school is the pupils to be diligent and the parents to heartily co operate with the teach ers in the work. Broken Arm. Tuesday the Foot ball squad at the high school were practicing when Edgar Davenport tackled James Umstatted and the result was that Jim is now wearing his right arm with the radius broken. It is a mystery what caused the break as he did not fall only plac ed his hand on Davenport's shoul der. Dr. McNutt fixed up the injur ed member and Jim is getting along all right. To Farmers and Poultry Raisers. Monroe City. Mo.. Sept 14. 1911. Judging from past experience we would advise those having surplus poultry to sell, that you market it before October, unless you intend to hold it until November. We are almost certain that from Oct. 1st to 20th we will have a low poultry market J. Henderson & Sons. The famous Brit Nelson fight pictures showing training quarters, preliminary features and eighteen rounds of fast fighting at GEM Fri day night, September, 15. Five reels, 5000 ft. Admission 10c and 20c. It is reported that Bert Lange has been given the Burlington office at Anabell. Mr. Lange has been sta tioned at Stewartsville for some time and doubtless the change wiil be very acceptable to him. The Retort soft coal base burner with a magazine, the cleanest soft coal stove on the market, at A Jaeger's Hardware, Box Supper Saturday night Sept. 16, at the residence of Ed Jackson near Sharpsburg for benefit of Methodist Church. Ben Wunch of Hannibal, spent Sunday with relatives and friends in this city. Ben is one of those fellows who always carry a bunch of sunshine and he has a knack at dispelling long faces. You just can't have the blues in his neighbor hood. Class No. 9 of the Christian Church will give a bake sale at L M. Woods drug store Saturday af ternoon. For Rent 3, 4 and 5 room house 9-14 NODE GREEN. NO CONSOLIDATION Bluff City Telephone Co. Not Sold to the Bell Home Telephone Companies Independent and Prosperous. For several days we have been hearing rumors of the Bell Tele phone Company going to eat up the Farmers &. Merchants Telephone Company of this city and that it had already bought the Bluff City, the independent telephone compa ny at Hannibal and also had in some way absorbed the independ ent telephone companies of several towns near us. This fake news is calculated to make the people tum ble all over themselves getting into the Bell band wagon but it has not had the desired effect and will not have as the people are onto the tricks of the Bell people. Were it not for the independent telephone company you would not see the Bell people spending all the good money that they now are in putting their plant in good repair as any kind of service would do if they had the field alone. We are glad to see them spending so much money here as it is good for our town and we are glad to know that the Bell is going to be able to give us such good service. The independent com pany has forced them to do the work. It is the home company also which enables you to get free serv ice to neighboring towns. This be ing true and the Farmers &. Mer chants Co. being owned by home people makes it the company which is most entitled to the support and patronage of Monroe people Read what Mr. Ben C. Hyde, Vice President and Treasurer of the Bluff City Telephone Company, was in terviewed recently by a Hannibal Morning Journal reporter and said in substance: "Myself and my brother have pur chased a controlling interest in this plant, and I expect personally to move my family to this city at once and make it my home. I have for a number of years, been a rep resentative of the largest independ ent telephone manufacturers in America, and in due course of bus iness became imbued with the idea that Hannibal was one ot the best prospects in the country for a bang up independent plant. The policy of the new company under the new management will remain unchang ed, except that we contemplate some material extensions and im provements, which will greatly im prove the service and add to the convenience of the telephone pub lic." Mr Hyde states that the plant will, in the future, as in the past, remain a Home Telephone Compa ny, and will in no way, be afiliated with the Bell Company. ,Mr. Hyde has for a long time been recognized as one of the leading independents in the state of Missouri, and the people of this city expect he will be able to do all he anticipates to better and extend this telephone system. In a letter Mr. E. B. Marmaduke the Bluff City manager says that he never said or intimated that the Bell now owned the Bluff City plant. It was the current talk here that Mr Marmaduke had said the Bell now owned the Bluff City sys tem, so before believing anything derogatory to the home telephone companies you had better investigate.