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MONROE CITY DEMOC Volume XXVI. Monroe City, Mo., January 8, 1914. Number 4q. The Democrat and Merchants Big Piano Contest Closes at 3 p. m. Jan. 27 RA1 ITEMS FROAl FARMERS or Farmers, For Farmers Pertaining to Farmers. I and Weekly Market Letter Published by Woodson & Fennewald L. S. Com. Co., National Stock Yards, 111. Cattle receipts have been moder ate this week and all best cattle have sold strong. Medium kinds about steady. Top today on heavy cattle was $8.80 for some 1468 lb steers which we sold. There have been very few good cattle here this week and nothing strictly choice. Bulk of the choice steers selling from $8.50 to 9.00. Good $7.75 to 8.40. Medium $700 to 7.65. Fair killers $6 50 to 6.85. Choice heifers $8.50 to 9.00. Good $7.50 to 8.25. Medium $6.75 to 7.25 Fair killers and stock heifers 6.00 to 6.50. Choice cows $650 to 7.00. Good $5.75 to 6.25. Medium $5.00 to 5.50 Fair killers $4.40 to 4.75. Canneis $4.00 to 4.25. Choice bulls' 6.50 to 725. Good $5.85 to 6.40. Medium $5.50 to 5 75. Hog receipts liberal. Bulk of the good butchers and heavies selling from $8.30 to 8.40. Good mixed 8.15 to 8.20. Light mixed $8.00 to 8.10. Pigs $7.00 to 7.90. according to weight. Sheep and lambs strong. Bulk of good fat sheep $5.40 to 5 50. Good fat yearlings 6i to 7c. Bulk of good fat lambs 8.00 to 8 30. " Market Reoort. For Wednesday before date of paper. Hogs .$6.00 to 7.50 Sheep 3.00 to 6.00 Cattle 600 to 8 25 Poultry. Hens 11 z Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 11c 2 1-2 pounds Old Roosters 05c Ducks 10c Turkey Hens 16c Young Toms 16c Toms.. 14c Guineas, each - 17k Geese. 10c Eggs. 27c Tallow. 04c Butter.., 17c Green Hides. 10c Corn new-.. 75c Wheat No. 2 87c Oats.. ..35 to 36c Hay $10.00 to $12.00 Baled nay $15.00 to 18.00 Shipments for the week: J. H. McClintic 3 cars hogs of his ow n feeding; McClintic &. Yates 1 car hogs; Henderson &. Sons 1 car live poultry and 1 car dressed poultry; McFarland Bros. 1 car flour. Court of Honor. ' Monroe District Court, Court of Honor held a good meeting Monday evening. Among other business was the election of seven delegates and seven alternates to the county meeting to be held in this city Feb. ' 17. The delegates are: Mesdames Eliza Hayden, Hattie Aye. Virgie Gones. Daisy Bousman and J. G. Pierceall; Messrs C. L Drescher and C. B. Baynum. The alternates: Mesdames J. H. Jamison, T. B. Van Marter, C. L Drescher, Ida McCann and C. B. Baynum, Messrs. T. B. Hayden and Lee Pierceall. After the meeting all repaired to Craw ford & Gilson's Cafe where they found of good things to eat. Tooley Bros, shipped In a car of nice feeders from Kansas City. Rebekahs Install. The officers of Monroe Rebekah Lodge, No. 534 were installed Tues day evening by Mrs. Emma E. Cain D. D. P., .as follows: Miss Mabel Leininger, N. G. Miss Delia Smith, V. G. ' Mrs. Miranda Garner, Rec. Sec. Mrs. Maggie Thiehoff, Fin. Sea Mrs. Eva Brown. Treas. Miss Caroline Larson, Chap. Mrs. Laura Emerson, War. Mrs Mollie Baldwin, Con. S. B. Thiehoff, R. S. N. G. Miss Etta Bodkins. L S. N. G. Mrs. Hallie Starrett, O G. Mrs. Edith Steve, I. G. Miss Lena Wunch. R. S. V. G. Miss Ina McNarnara. L. S. V. G. Miss Bertha Dierks, Pianist. The term which just closed has been harmonious and prosperous Miss Vivian Veach and the other retiring officers worked enthusiasti cally for the good of the Order and much good was accomplished. Nev er m the history of this Lodge has it been in better condition and as the new officers are all splendid people and enthusiastic in the cause of Odd Fellowship all are looking forward to a happy, prosperous term. After the close of the meet ing delicious refreshments were served and a pleasant social meet ing was held. There is no organi zation anywhere that the members enjoy the meetings better than do the Monroe Rebekahs. It is good to belong to this splendid band of workers for the uplift of humanity. Thackery-Young. Miss Minnie Thackery and Billie Young were married Tuesday at the Christian Church, Rev. W. G. Alcorn officiating. They are both well known and highly respected young people. The attendants were Miss Ethel McNutt and Rav Yowell. The Democrat joins the host of friends in congratulations. They took the afternoon train for Kewanee. III., to spend a few days. ABOUT THE CHURCHES Interesting News Concerning the Different Denominations. at Yesterday John Clawson received a phone message from Jefferson City that he had been appointed Deputy Game Warden for the Sec ond Congressional District and that his commission had been mailed. Mr. Clawson is a steady reliable young man, always pleasant and courteous, fearless in the discharge of his official duty and will make an officer of whom Gov. Major will be proud. See the New Domestic Vacuum Cleaner at Mrs. J. H. Grady's. None better. Prices $7.50, $8. $10 and r$12 50. They are on sale with or without Brush Attachment. Mrs. S. G. Demaree of this city and daughter Mrs. Mamie Jackery of Oklahoma City are spending a few days with relatives at Meredo ia, III. Morris Williams, of Arapohoe, Neb., is in the city meeting his many acquaintances. All are glad to shake his paw. You should be sure your eyes are right. Have Dr. Pratt to examine them next Monday. At Bebb's Jewelry Store. Edmund Shepard of Iowa City. Ia. spent Christmas meek with his par euts,A. J. Shepard and wife. Have Dr. Pratt examine your eyes. He will be at Bebb's Jewelry Store. Monday. The P. E. 0s. will meet at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with Mrs. D. R, Davenport 7.O0 This Column Closes Promptly 9 A.M. Each Wednesday. METHODIST Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Preaching 10:45 a. m. and p. m. Junior League 2:30 p. m. Senior League 6:00 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:00 p. m. ! Choir practice Saturday 7:30 p. ra. John H. Hubbard, Pastor in Charge The Young Ladies Missionary Society of the Methodist church will meet January 15th with Miss Edith Jarman at 2:30 p. m The first meeting of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church, for the year 1914, met with Mrs. Maxwell last Friday afternoon. All the officers of the past year were retained for the ensuing year and each in her place, hoping to do the best for our socie ty. Hoping others will feel it her duty to lend her help for the year 1914. We wish to make special mention of the efficient work of our treasurer. Mrs. Nell Wade, in secur ing ail assessments and pledges and forwarding same all in good time. We hope to make this the best year in our record. Press Supt. GRACE BAPTIST. Last Sniday. Attendance at preaching more than previous Sunday. Sunday School more than an av erage. B. Y. P. U. several larger than previous Sunday. Next Sunday. Sunday School 9:45. Preaching 11. Subject "Close Communion." B. Y. P. U. 6 p. m. Preaching 7. W. D. CAVE. Pastor. PRESBYTERIAN. Regular services next .Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 p. in. Sunday JSchool at 9:45 a. m. A cordial invitation is extended to all to meet with us. FIRST BAPTIST All of our services were well at tended last Sunday. The Sunday School did not reach the 100 mark, but we feel sure it will soon aver age a hundred a Sunday. It is very gratifying to see the in terest manifest in our union prayer services. These meetings will bring about a more fraternal feeling in all of our churches. -Our Sunday School meets at 8:45 a. m. Our new Superintendent is going to insist on promptness. Let us try to be on time, and let us be sure to have one hundred there next Sunday. The preaching services are at 1 1 a. m. and 7 p. m. Dr. Cook, of Liberty, Mo., will preach for us next Sunday morning. Dr. Cook is a Northeast Mo. product and many people in Monroe know him and will be glad to hear him. The B. Y. P. U. service is at 6 p. m. Miss Sadie Diven will lead the meeting next Sunday. The subject is "Purpose, Persistency and Power in Prayer." The Scripture lesson is Matt. 7:7-11. We extend to you a most cordial invitation to attend nil of our services. SAM P. GOTT. Pastor. ST.JUDES. Friday at 7:30. Evening Prayer and address' as announced in pro pram for the week of prayer. Sunday no services except Sun day School, the rector being out of town. H. L Hoover, Rector. Social Events. Friday evening Misses Bessie and Alma VanMarter entertained about thirty of their friends. Games and music were enjoyed and during the evening delicious refreshments were served. Miss Maude Evans and Mrs. Pritchett White entertained a num ber of friends on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons last week at the home of the latter. The ladies were delightful hostess' and the hours were very much enjoyed. Miss Mabel Hawkins leased the skating rink one evening last week and with about thirty friends pass ed a very pleasant evening. Miss Mary Lasley, with a number of guests watched the Old Year out and the New Year in. During the evening a three course luncheon was served. Several guests re mained all night and the next day the girls prepared their dinner. It wonld be hard to tell which was most enjoyed, the preparation or partaking of the feast. Dr. and Mrs. Megown entertained J. B. McElroy, wife and daughter, Mrs. Moore and son, and Mrs. Shaw ot Rensselaer. New Years day, Mesdames Megown. Shaw, McElroy and Moore are sisters and it has been several years since they spent the day together. Mrs. S. B. Thiehoff invited the P. E. O. Chapter of Bucklin, of which she is a member, to spend New Years day with her. Eleven accepted the invitation and with Miss Ruey Hardesty of Hunnewell, also a member of that Chapter, ar rived on No. 12 that morning. Ev ery moment was thoroughly enjoy ed by all. Mrs. Thiehoff and guests received a number of calls that afternoon from members of the lo cal Chapter. Mrs. Thiehoff says it was one of the happiest days of her life. She will not ouly have the memory of the day but her husband presented her with a dia mond ring, a souvenir of the occasion. R. K. Noland and wife gave a six o'clock dinner last night celebrating the 71st birthday of her father. Dr. R. K. Megown. Only the immedi ate family were present. A deli cious five course dinner was served. The table was beautifully decorated the principal attraction being an immense cake that surpassed any birthday cake the doctor had ever had in years gone by. May he cel ebrate many more birthdays. Wednesday afternoon of last week at a party given at the home of Mrs. Pritchett White a $20 gold piece disappeared from a mesh bag belonging to Mrs. V. M. Reid of Shelbma. For a time there was considerable excitement. It was claimed that it was known who took it and exposure was threaten ed unless the money was returned. Sunday morning the money was found in a box on a bracket in the posloffice. In the box was the mon ey and a note which claimed it was all a joke and signed "A Friend." Thus ends the chapter. Albert Achelpohl and wife re turned to Quincy Saturday after several days visit with his sister, Mrs, C. L. Drescher. Lizzie Miles Wins $7.50 Agnes Mudd Wins $2.50 Piano Now on Exhibition at Southern & Spalding Pharmacy Final Count Jan. 27 Now Is THE Time to Get Busy Anyone May Win Piano or Other Prize Do Not Have to Have Previous ly Have Been In the Race. At the third count mide Svtvr day there were many changes. Miss Lizzie Miles made the largest gain and won the $7.50. Miss Agnes Mudd for next largest gain won the $2.50. The gains from Dec. 4 to Jan. 3 were as follows; Lizzie Miles Agnes Mudd Alena Knott Virginia Fields Lizze Zieger Gladys Young Catherine Lawless The standing of the candidatss at the bpyinning of the last quarter is as follows: Lizzie Miles Agnes Mudd Virginia Fields Lucy Zeiger Atana Knott Catherine Lawless Gladys Young Any lady, not can yet win the prize, Get busy, 27000 1708G 3 4 7900 2750 1200 1000 1000 53.575 48.441 3-4 26.412 1 2 20.125 14.875 10.725 5.425 even on this list, piano or other everybody. The closing date is near. Ball. Thomas H. Ball was born Nov 27, 1838 in Marion Co.. was con verted and joined the Methodist church in early manhood and led an earnest christian life. He was the father of six children all of whom, with the exception one who died in infancy, are living. He died January 3, 1914 at Frankford. aged 75 years, 1 month and 6 days. Funeral services were conducted Sunday at Philadelphia and the re mains were laid to rest in the fami ly burying ground at Philadelphia. For several years Mr. Ball resided in this city and had many friends here. He was sick for a iong time and was a great sufferer, but he has gone to his reward on high. We have heard considerable com plaint recently of the negroes mak ing the depots a loafing place. Sometimes the seats are either all occupied by the negroes or the only vacant ones at the side of some ne gro, while those who have business at the depot have to either stand up or sit beside some negro. The other evening thirteen colored peo ple were counted coming out of the men's waiting room and of the thir teen only three had any business there. Old Folks Dance. The old and young folks dance given Wednesday evening of last week was one of the most largely attended and pleasunt dances ever given in this city. John Fnhy was present and tripped the lisht fan tastic The occasion is one that will long be remembered. Miss Ruth WiL'o-.i is ;u;ain visit ing Quincy every Monday for the purpose of studying nv.:sic.