Newspaper Page Text
ti; Ue Hum,.
11 State Historical Society 1 ' E CITY DEMOCRA FT Volume XXVI. Monroe City, Mo., September 25, 1913. Number 25. The Democrat and Merchants Big Contest Will Start Next Week! GREATER MONROE. ABOUT THE CHURCHES, LYCEUM COURSE. BOOST MONROE. GOOD ROADS. MONRO i J IS Enterprise of Citizens and Favora ble Location Together With j Splendid City Improve- j ments Assure a Great er Monroe. Monroe City was fortunate in : getting such engineers as Burns & McDonnell to plan and supervise the city improvements. Then again .they were fortunate to get such a well qualified and excellent gentle man as H. El Scheark as the engin eer in charge of the work. He is conversant with all the details of the work and it must be done just right before he will pass it. The contractors are all gentlemen who believe in honest work and Monroe City is therefore sure to get one of the best constructed water, sewer age and electric systems to be found. Work is moving along nicely in all departments. The aseptic tank is practically completed. Of the 8600 feet of the main sewer 5600 has been laid. About half, all north of the C. B. ' & Q. railroad, of the water mains have been put in. The dam at the reservoir will be completed with about three more weeks work. Excavating work is being done for the pump house. The foundation for the tank and tower is being made. Work has commenced on the new additions at the light plant. The ditcher of the Pringle Con struction Co., the people who have the contract to put in the lateral sewers, has arrived and this line of work will commence in about a week Thus work in all departments is moving along rapidly. Soon Monroe City can be record ed as having a 24-hour electric service, a splendid sewer system, and water works. Don't you think it about time to organize a little boosting campaign and tell people, who do not know, the many advan tages we have to offer here. Of course we will not forget to say that tbje city is surrounded by splen did farms and that the good farm ing land extends for miles. The people who live on these farms are intelligent and good farmers, be lieve in good roads and spend mon ey to build them, have the advan tages of Rural Mail and Telephone service. Four Beautiful Flights. Andrew Houpert, the bird man made four beautiful flights from the fair last week one each Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Mr. Houpert sustained his reputa tion of being one of the best avia tors in the world. Our people greatly enjoyed the occasion and will always take great interest in reading of the achievements of Mr. Houpert. The machine which he used attracted considerable at tention. It being the first one many people had ever seen. The Fair management and all citizens were highly pleased with the gen tlemanly bearing and courtesy of R. Pease the manager and Mr. Houpert the aviator and will al ways speak a good word for these gentlemen. Not one word of dis satisfaction as to their work was heard. They deserve success. Jonathan apples for sale. F. K. Gentry. F. &.. M. Phone 114 D. ntersstlng News Concerning the Different Denomination. This Column Closes Promptly st 9 A. M. Each Wednesday. Presiding Elder Rev H. D.Thomp son has called a meeting of the pas-' tors and district stewards of the Hannibal District to meet in Han-j nibal today. Rev. J. H. Hubbard ' and T. A. Wilson will represent the Monroe City church. Rev. Hubbard will speak at the Arch Street church on the Endowment of Central Col lege. 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 The Juvenile Missionary Society will meet next Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock. Blanche Jarman, Sec. PRESBYTERIAN. Preaching at 11a. m. and 7:30 p m. Sunday School at 9:45 a. m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p. m Protracted services will commerce Oct. 14. Dr. Richardson, the Synod ical Evangelist will be with us. Everybody invited to all services. CHRISTIAN Bible School 9:45 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30. Those who are interested in the Church attendance campaign will be interested to know that the at tendance has been good. Last Sunday 100 attended the morning service and 117 at the evening service. While many are coming whom we expected there are still some for whom we are still looking. Start in next Sunday. The protracted meeting begins' Nov. 10th. Get ready. " W. Garnet Alcorn. FIRST BAPTIST The Woman's Missionary Society will meet at the home of Mrs? Hume Friday afternoon at three o'clock. All members are urged to be present at this meeting. The Sunday School meets at 9:45 a. m. and the preaching services are at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. The B. Y. P. U. meets at 6:30 p. m. Miss Nana Hume will lead the meeting next Sunday evening. Subject, "State and Provincial Missionary Responsibility." The Scripture les son is Isa. 40:911. You are most cordially invited to attend all of our services. Sam P. Gott, Pastor. Don't Hold Eggs. This is the time of the year we get the old eggs. We are going to candle all the eggs we buy and will pay half price for old eggs and rots out. By not candling last year dur ing the months of Oct. and Nov. we lost $2000.00 on account of parties holding their eggs, so bring your eggs when they ore fresh if you want to get the market price for them. Henderson & Sons Produce Co. The Monroe City High School to Put On a Course of Six Splen did Attractions. A vwn nitnm onto flro Kainrl m aAa Ku the Monroe City High Sdhool to j furnish our people six big mental j feasts during the winter. The pro-! posed attractions are: A musical! organization of which all Monroe City people are justly proud, The Symphony Orchestra; Robert L. Kemple, a lecturer of note and a man who always pleases; The Price j Concert Co., a company which gets larger audiences on return dates than its first appearance; Thelma Rose Artist Co.. musical and dra matic entertainers, who make good; Josephine H Dominick, an entertainer of great ability and nat uralness, with a wonderful voice; Robert O. Bowman, whose charac ter portrayals are excellent and he keeps his audience in '.good humor with his remarks about the charac ters which he faithfully represents. For all these splendid entertain ments the low price of $1.00 for season tickets has been made. The first number is to be put on Oct. 11. In a few days some of the high school pupils will see you about tickets. Yon . will invest wisely when you buy a season ticket. Get your season ticket early and then attend every one of the entertain ments as they are of a high class. The Races The races at the Fair last week were not so fast as in years past but attracted considerable atten tion. The Green Trot 1-2 mile heats best 2 in 3 was as follows: Horse 1st 2d 3d Heat Heat Heat Speepy Bess 17 1 Queen Gratton 2 2 4 Manco 3 8 3 Guy 4 12 Nancy Pass Me 5 5 8 Harry Yowell 6 4 6 Charlie 7 3 5 Price 8 6 7 2:30 Trot mile heat best 2 in 3 Silver Gratton 1 1 Star 2 2 Rene Jr. 3 3 1-2 mile running race Tuesday: Mayor Henman first, Wild Lady second, Joe Morris third. 5-8 mile running race Tuesday: Mayor Henman first. Elsie Van sec ond, John Morris third, 3-4 mile running race Tuesday: Altar first, Wild Lady second, Elata B third 1-2 mile running race Friday: Mayor Henman first, Elsie Van second. Wild Lady third, John Morris fourth. 5-8 mile running race Friday: Altar first. Elata B. second. Gray Silk third, Joe Morris fourth. Yesterday morning S. B. Theihoff called up Roy Meriwether and in formed him that a half car load of goods was at the 'Burlington depot for him. Roy went down and found that it was a large Chautau qua tent which has been contracted for for next year and was shipped here at this time by mistake. C. A. Larson and Miss Agnes Larson spent Tuesday night with their sister, Miss Caroline Larson. They were enroute to their home in Bucklin from St. Louis where Miss Larson has been in a hospital for the past two months. Farmers, Professional Men, Labor ers, Business Men Will Be Ben efited By a Greater Mon roe - Organize a Com mercial Club. Never in the history of Monroe City has the prospect for a Greater Monroe been so good as at present. We are to have 24 hours electric service every day. Work is pro gressing rapidly on our Water Works and Sewerage System. The Bur lington is going to build a line from Monroe to Kansas City which will give the system the shortest Chicago-Kansas City line. More than likely the entire line will be double track and Monroe will be one of the divisions. But then leave the new railroad proposition out entire ly and we have many advantages. No town is more favorably situated, when the farming country, climate and all other things are considered In order to mnke a Greater Monroe the country surrounding must also be made greater. Hence the inter ests of Monroe and the country sur rounding are mutual. Neither can become greater without the other. Hence all should work together. Never in the history of Monroe was there a more propitious time for a good live Commercial Club. It should be composed of all classes: Farmers, laborers, professional men. business men. A well organized Commercial Club including every citizen who is interested in making Monroe and the country surrounding better and more prosperous is the only kind that will do any one any good. We must all 'work together. But little can be accomplished in an unorganized way. We must get together and plan a campaign and then all come up shoulder to shoul der and make the fight for a Great er Monroe and with it better condi tions for the farmer. The man on the farm and the man in town re gardless of. what . he does have the same general interests. What ben efits the one is profitable to the other. It is true we have had Com mercial Clubs here and they have died, but great men and nations of the past have also died. Our dead Commercial Clubs did accomplish good, and they were not organized along broad enough lines or they would have accomplished greater things and perhaps would today be very much alive and accomplishing some of the things we now need. In any event lei the dead past sleep and let us organize a live campaign for the future. Great things will be accomplished by so doing and Monroe and all the country sur rounding will profit thereby. In our Commercial Club every person, who is interested in the future of this community, should be an active member. We want to hear from others on this Commercial Club proposition. New School Building. C. A. Lawson, the contractor has recently finished a new school building for the Madden district southeast of this city. It is need less to say that the building is con structed in a workmanlike manner as that is the kind of work Mr. Lawson does. Miss Lena Donley went to Han nibal Tuesday for a few days with Rev. W. P. Wynn and wife. Miss Bettie Durban is spending part of the week in Hunnewell. America Behind Other Civilized Nations Because We Have the Wrong System of Pay'ngfor and Main taining Them. Americans have excelled all competitors of all countries in in dustrial pursuits and methods and have nearly everything requisite for civilization except good roads. In the matter of roads we have the poorest of any country that has reached as high a state of civiliza tion as has America. The reason for our badroads is plain. We build and maintain them at the expense of the farmer and the citizens of towns situated like Monroe, when one-half and prob ably three-fourths of the wealth pays nothing for this and yet the. good roads benefit every person re gardless of where he may live We today are passing through what England did 200 years ao. That is we are requiring a portion of the community those living in rural communities - to build and main tain good roads for the benefit of all the people. Macauly tells us that the bad roads of England were caused by a defective state of the law and that is the caused here. The English peasants were required to give six days free labor each year on the roads, and that condi tion exists here today. The farmer and business man in cities like Monroe must pay his taxes and then if he wants good roads must either put up more money or free labor to get them. This is not just. It took blood-shed in England to bring about good road laws. It will not be so in this country. All members of Congress and the State Legislature are elected by the di rect vote of the people. If yonr servants in these bodies are not right on this question, elect men who are. You can easily do this. England got the right kind of laws and now on that island there is 30,000 miles of good turnpike road. The question as to who should pay for building and maintaining roads has been tried and no nation that ever existed has had good roads without aid from the general gov ernment. It will be so in America. Then let us do our part toward hastening the day when roads will be built and maintained by the National government, the State, the County and the District. Then all the people will pay their part. At present the cost is not equitably di vided. Let us hasten to remedy this bad condition. It can easily be done. But to get the wrong righted you must not sit idly by and wait for some one else to get the laws made right. Do your part. This is one of a series of articles on Good Roads. If you know of a better plan to build and maintain them than by the National Govern ment, State. County and District paying the cost let us have it and that right quick. Get iu touch with members of Congress and the State Legislature. For Sale -40 acres of wild land in Logan Co., Oklahoma at $17.50 per acre. Cash by Joseph J. Schott, also a lot of whiskey bar rels at the vineyard. 10-9. Miss Alice Hays of Hannibal soent part of the week wuli friends in this city.