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DEMOCRAT Volume XXVI. Monroe City, Mo., September 18, 1913. Number 24. The raroe My.FaiirOs m This Meek MONROE CITY ITEMS FROM FARMERS Of Farmers, For Farmers and Pertaining to Farmers. THE FAIR. ABOUT THE CHURCHES THE BIRD MAN. GOOD ROADS. Notice. j All persons Wno have mules or colts by Leo Bell's jacks or horses "will please have them at Mr. Bell's barns at 2 o'clock Saturday Sept 20 that being the time of his annu al colt show. J. B. James is going to quit farm ing and will sell at public sale at the John Campbell farm 4 1-2 miles southeast of this city on Thursday, Sept. 25, several head of horses and hogs and an extra good milch cow, farming implements, corn in field, etc. Col. W. T. Youell is the auc tioneer and J. M. Johnson the clerk. Weekly Market Letter Published by Woodson & Fennewald L. S. Cora. Co., National Stock Yards, 111. The general rains in the past few days have caused a very light run of cattle this week and all kinds have advanced 15 to 25c. We sold "one load of choice 1060 lb steers today at $9.30, which is the top for -any cattle sold here so far this year. Bulk of the choice steers selling from $8 85 to 9.30. Good $8.25 to .75. Medium $7.75 to 8.00. Fair killers $7.00 to 7.50. Bulk of the prime light weight heifers sold from $8.50 to 9.00. Cood $7.50. to 8.25. Medium $6.25 to 7.00. Fair killers $5.50 to 600. Choice cows $6.50 to 7.00. Good $5.75 to 625. Medium $5.25 to 5.50. Fair killers $4.50 to 5.00. Canners 84.00 to 425. Hog market is closing little strong er, bulk of the good light weight hogs selling at $8.75 to 9.00. Good heavies $8.40 to 8.75. Rough pack ers $7.75 lo 8 00. SheeD receipts moderate. Mar ket steady. Bulk of the sheep selling around $4.00. Bulk of the choice lambs from $6.74 to 7.25. Market Reoort. For Wednesday before date of ,iaper. Hogs .$6.50 to 8.50 Sheep 3.00 to 6.00 Cattle 600 to 8.25 Poultry. Hens 11c Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 12f: 2 1-2 pounds Old Roosters 05c Ducks 10c Turkey Hens- 10c Young Toms 10c Toms.. 10c Guineas, each 17c Ceese. 05c Eggs. 16c Tallow.. 04c Butter.. 18c Green Hides. . 09c Corn-. 75t Wheat No. 2 85c Oats ..35 to 36c Hay $8.00 to $10.00 Baled hay $10.00 to 13.00 Shipments for the week light: Henderson & Sons Produce Co. 1 car poultry And 1 car eggs; Monroe Coal & Grain Co. 1 car oats. ' Wanted Small family without children desires to rent six or seven house. Address "Homeseeker" care of Democrat office. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoades and baby are spending part of the week in Quincy. The Monroe City Fair Opened Tues day Big Attractions Good Show Rings Floral Hall Beautiful. On account of the weather not being fair Tuesday the attendance at the Monroe City Fair was not so lare as it would have been with better weather conditions. There are many fine horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry on exhibition There will be a few races and the floral hall is the place to see the beautiful handiwork of the ladies Many say that this department is better this year than it has ever been. Then, there is one great attraction-one which people have crossed continents to see-the Bird Man. Those who have attended are pleased with the exhibits. Come in and see what your neigh ber is doing. A better place to meet your friends could not be found. Phone them that the you are going and ask them to meet you. You will be well paid. Cheap Fuel. R. L Armstrong is going to handled the new Twin Air-Gas burners for cook stoves. They have been on exhibition here for several days and all who see them are de lighted. The cost is small and among the other advantages are no coal to carry in, no ashes to carry out, no dust, no smell, the heat right where you want it as it can be changed, a quick, hot fire, plenty of heat for winter, perfect combus tion, cheap fuel. If interested see Mr. Armstrong. I. L Owen, the manager of the Farmers & Merchants Telephone Co., desires to have money due the company paid by Sept. 30, as that closes the company's fiscal year. C. B. Shaw and family, Mrs. Anerino, of Hannibal were here Tuesday enroute home from the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Baldwin. Dr. Thomas Proctor and wife re turned Friday and Frank Proctor and family Monday from their sum mer homes near Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Sept. 30 closes our fiscal year and we want all money due us paid by that time. Farmers &. Mer chants Telephone Co. Miss Hortense Dawson, of Okla homa came in Tuesday evening from Camp Point. 111., to visit with Miss Marvel DeLashmutt. Mrs. Henry Fletcher, of Vanda lia who has been visiting Noah Fletcher's family returned home Monday. Mrs. Mildred Pollard, of Stouts ville spent Tuesday with relatives here. She was enroute to Mrcon. Thomas Pierceall has returned from Arnolds Park, Iowa, where he has been spending the summer. Miss Rebecca Megown has re turned from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Lewis Moore of Kirkwood. D. M. Wilson and wife of Milan, are visiting their daughter. Mrs. McCutchen at Florida. Dr. Rush Turner has gone to St. Louis to take his last year of work in a medical college. J. B. Settles attended the Old Settlers Reunion at Shelbyville Saturday. nterestlng News Concerning the Different Denominations. This Column Closes Promptly st 9 A.M. Each Wednesday. METHODIST Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Preaching 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Junior League 2:30 p. m. Senior League 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 p. m. Choir practice Saturday 7:30 p. m. John H. Hubbard, Pastor in Charge : CHRISTIAN Bible School 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. ni. Prayer meeting Wed. 7:30 p. m. Last Sunday opened our Church Attendance Campaign with a good attendance morning and evening. Still there are folks for whom we are looking. Can we not expect you next Sunday? The public cordially invited to attend. W. Garnet Alcorn. FIRST BAPTIST The attendance last Sunday morn ing was fine. Fairly good in the evening. Many of those who have spent the summer elsewhere have returned. We shall be glad to have them with us again. The Sunday School was not quite up to what it should have been last Sunday but we hope it may be bet ter next Sunday. We should seek to get all of the scholars enrolled to attend and as many new ones as possible. The B. Y. P. U. was well attend ed and the interest was first rate. The Sunday School meets at 9:45 a. m. The preaching service in the morning is at 1 1 o'clock. The Sunbeams meet at 2:30 p. m Mrs. John Dawson and Miss Rose Gottman are leading the children in this work and they have the sym pathy and co-operation of all our people in this good work. The B. Y. P. U. will meet at 6:30 and the preaching service will be at 7:30 p. m. Miss Mabel Hawkins will lead the B. Y. P. U. meeting next Sunday evening. The subject is "How to get the most from this school year." The Scripture lesson is 2 Tim. 2:15-26. Every High School boy and girl should be inter ested in this subject. Be sure to come. Be on time, and be prepared to take part. The Woman's Missionary Society should have met on Friday of this week but the meeting is postponed one week. The Mission Study Class will meet at the home of Mrs. John Dawson Monday afternoon at three o'clock. You are cordially invited to at tend all of our services. Sam P. Cott. Pastor. Mrs. R. V. Dawson and daughter, Miss Jennie, went to Hunnewell Wednesday to attend the funeral of the former's sister, Mrs. Emily Blackburn who died Monday at the home of her daughter in Chicago, where she had been making her home for the past few years. Prior to that time she lived in Hunne well. She was seventy-nine years of age and leaves five sons and one daughter to mourn their loss. Samuel E. James of Wyaconda has been visiting S. G. Demaree. One of the Most Noted Aviators Making Flights In Monroe City I A Grand Sitfht. Yes, Samuel, the Bird man, is here making flights at the Monroe City Fair as advertised. And we have with us one of the noted avia tors of the world. R. Pease is the manager and Andrew Houpert is the aviator. Both are very pleas ant gentleman and have made friends of all who have had the pleasure of meeting them. They came direct from New York City here and have a splendid new ma chine, a Schmitt Military Mono plane. It i;. equipped with a 70 horse power Gnome engine and as an evidence that it is a machine of the latest and best type will say that it is the same type of machine used by the United States govern ment. It can easily travel 60 miles an hour in the air. The Fair peo ple are much pleased with the gen tlemen sent here and also with the machine and they have good reason to be as it would be hard to improve. Mr. Pease has been man aging Flyers for many years and has always done so successfully. He thoroughly understands the bus iness and is pleasant and agreeable, willing to do' all in his power to please and he succeeds in so doing. Mr. Houpert is a noted aviator, having been flying for many years in this country and in France and has made as many as 3500 flights. He has been an aviator teacher and knows all about flying machines. At Dallas, Texas, he was up 6500 feet. His flight Tuesday was about 2000 feet high, caused all to aze skyward and from reports he pass ed over every house from a mile north to a mile south of Monroe. He rose within 400 feet from where he started, went west then came back and circled over the city, then gradually came to the ground with in a few feet of the starting point. Many are taking advantage of the opportunity to see an aircraft at close range and have it explained. Admittance to the tent can be had for 10 cents and there will be told about all parts of the machine. . It will be worth your while to come lo the fair to see the flights of Mr. Houpert and his flying machine. He is to make four flights here. The Tuesday flight was great, we go to press before he goes up Wednesday. Then Thursday and Friday this at traction will be here. Come in and see something you perhaps never saw before and something which if anyone had suggested a few years ago would have given them a home in a padded cell. Flying machines are here to stay. If you have nev er seen one this is your great op portunity. If you have never seen one you will want to see this. Come and bring the children. It will be valuable to all to see such flights as Mr. Houpert is giving. Mrs. Elbert Yates and children came in Tuesday from Harlengen, Texas. They will spend the winter here so the children can attend Holy Rosary School. Dr. W. B. A McNutt accompanied his daughter, Miss Ethel to Fulton Tuesday. Miss Ethel will attend William Wood College this year. Mr. and Mrs, Edward Walker are proud of the young man who recent ly arrived at their home. AH Recognize that We Should Have Them Bad Roads Are Expen- sive. For years we have had in this country in the spring long strips of mud which by courtesy we have called roads. During each of these years they have cou the people millions of dollars and no one re ceived any benefit. This is an age when we see more clearly the need of good roads. It is now simply a question of how to get them and the cost of tbem be assessed equit ably on all the people. The method of letting the farmers along the roads and the small towns, by pay ing taxes and then in addition ex pending large suras by donation of cash or work, has been tried and has proven to be the wrong princi ple, as in this way the burden of cost is not equitably divided. As the whole people receive the benefits the whole people should bear the cost. This can be accom plished by the cost being paid by Nation. State, County and District. History proves that no country has ever had good roads without Na tional aid. Then why delay longer. Each year of delay costs millions of dollars. Good roads are economi cal, but it is useless to discuss this part of the question. The only part worthy of discussion is how to dis tribute the cost, This is only one of a series of articles. If you have a better plan let us have it. Perhnp3 you may say: How are you going to get National and State Aid? That is easy since we now elect all members of Congress aud the State Legislatures by popular vote. Sound the candidates on this question and if he does not give out the right sound you can easily find good men who are in favor of the cost being paid by Nation, State, County and District. Politicians who have had their ears to the ground are hearing the noise which is being given out to build roads in this way. Of course we caunot get a perfect law at first but let us make the start. Even now Congress is considering such a law and some Congressmen feel that at the next regular session such a law will be passed. It is up to the people to ask for the passage of such a law and it will be sure to pass. Read an article elsewhere in this paper from the Richmond Mis sourian. If you have a better plan which will in any way hasten the day of Good Roads let us have it. Lat week we gave the names of several young people who were go ing to attend college. The follow ing will atso attend: Miss Ruth Hub bard. Howard Payne College, Fay ette; Miss Clara Dunn. Warren Fu qua, George S. Tompkins, Baxter and Raymond Bond, the Missouri U at Columbia. Mrs. J. M. Foster and Henry Foster went to Quincy Saturday to see J. M. Foster, who underwent an operation a day or two before. At last reports Mr. Foster was get ting along nicely and his friends hope he will soon return in good health. Miss Monica Lee, of Ely returned home Tuesday from a ten days visit with relatives here. Mrs. A. Stiner of St. Louis accompanied her for a short visit.