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Volume XXVI.
Monroe City, Mo., September 25, 1913.
Number 25.
The Democrat and Merchants Big Contest Will Start Next Week!
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
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
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
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
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
Blanche Jarman, Sec.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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