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tOE CITY DEMOCRAT. Volume XXVII. Monroe City, Mo., February 25, 1915. Number 47. let Us All Boost For a Greater Monroe City and Vicinity GREATER MONROE. Is What the Boosters Are Working For Have Accomplished Much Have More Work for the Future Every 4Live Citizen Should Be A Member. Thursday eve.iiiis was the time for the election of officers of the Booster Club fur tlx ensuing year. The meeting was heid at the Mon roe Hotel anil tho- diniu-r and speeches were ureas ly enj ye). All present are entrm.- iastic Bm.sttrs and if all wouid b .ot the city would in ten years be tav in ad vance of what any now dream of forks future. VVhtni Monroe City goes forward the entire country goes with it. Should the city take a backward step the entire com munity must also go back with it This being true it is the plain duty of each and every one of us to do all in our power to advance Monroe City. Splendid men, live men. men who will do their part, have been elected as officers of the Booster Club They are: J. D. Robey. Pres. Reed K. Noland, Vice Pres. E. W. Schweer. Secy. W. M. Patterson, Treas. These men should have thchearty . support and co-operation of every CtJizen of Moinue and viciuity. At noon today, Thursday, there is to be a noonday luncheon to be served by the ladies of the First Baptist Church at the room first door west of Monroe City Bank. Every live Booster should have ar ranged to be present. The princi ple subject for discussion at this meeting will be the making of a more beautiful Monroe. There is much work for the Boosters to do. Get in and help. You owe it to yourself and to your community. Resolution Of Condolence And Respect i Resolved: That we the Sisters of the Rebekah Lodge No. 534 of Monroe City, Missouri desire in this manner to express our pro foundest regret and keen sense of loss in the untimely death of our beloved Sister Mabel Morse, who departed this life February 17, 1915. She was the first member of our order to receive the call from above. She was a loyal member, a sympathetic sister and whenev er possible a regular attendant at all the meetings of the lodge. She will be mourned by her sis ters according to the forms of the order, because of her works and because we always felt that our interests lay very near her heart. While we shall miss her kindly presence and vjise counsel in our Lodge we will submit to the will of a Divine Providence, as we know she would we should saying; "Not my will, Father, but Thine be done." Resolved : Further, that a copy of these resolutions be .sent the sorrowing family, that they be sent to the local papers and spread upon the minutes of the Lodge. Laura Emerson, Committee : Maggie Thiehoff, Kate Rouse A special program was rendered Sunday evening at the Presbyterian church that was very much enjoyed by those present. It is regretted that more were not there to enjoy this treat. Henry Green returned last night from a business trip in Wisconsin. Our Jefferson City Letter. By Miss Jennie C. Farrell. Twenty-five of the seventy days of the General Assembly remain and not all of these are legislative days The calendars are crowded. Ar the close of the session Friday 598 bills had oeen introduced in the Senate and over one thousand in the Housp. At the beginning of the sessions Saturda there were on tee St.nate calendar for third read ing 92 of the bills and ten House bills, while th? engrossment ealen- i dar had 217 oil's On the House calendar there were eleven Senate bills for third r. ading an J 49 House, bil's, while on the engrossment cal-j endar there were 287 bills Only! four bills have passed both houses, j all of them appreciation bills. Com mittee reports will still further con-' gest both calendars this week. Senator Gardner made a speech on the floor of the Senate to the effect that the Bull Mooser cannot expect much recognition at the hands of the republican party, when to quote the Senator, "it comes into power in 1916" He was speaking in support of the Moore bill, which provides to take the eleemosynary institutions out of politics. Senator Buford said it was bis understand ing that all strong republicans had quit the party and joined the Moos ers. Carter offered an amendment to include penal institutions. The bill went to engrossment. Representative Moroney of St Louis in a bill introduced in the House Tuesday proposed submis sion of a statewide prohibition amendment every four years and the wiping out of all local option laws in the State. In the event of the passage of this bill, a "wet" vote on the amendment would eliminate the present territory which is "dry" under local option laws and a contrary vote would have the reverse effect. Senator McCIintic's quail - bill has passed the Senate. This bill changes the open season for hunting Bob White from Nov. 15th to Dec. 15th. Senator Goodson is author of "An acttelating to untrue, misleading and deceptive advertisements." Some of the late bills introduced: An act to authorize cities of the third class to regulate the construc tion of buildings; To provide for the organization of consolidated schools or rural high schools; To authorize cities of the third class to regulate the construction of building chim neys etc.; To authorize cities of the third class to regulate sign boards; To appropriate $10,000 for the use of College of Agriculture; To appro priate $100 out of general revenue fund to each county and city of St. Louis on condition that counties appropriate a like amount, to be distributed in prizes to corn growers. The banking bill revisiug the present laws of the State was re ported favorably out of Senate committee Friday by unanimous vote. The measure was drawn by a commission appointed by the Missouri Bankers' Association. The bill was reported with several amendments. The optometry bill, which provid ed for the licensing of all who would fit glasses, was defeated for engrossment in the House Friday. This same measure has been before the last half dozen legislatures. The anti-nepotism bill came out of committee to meet a mirthful death on the floor of the Senate. The bill was amended to death by j both republicans and democrats. , The Rural Credit bill has been1 reported favorably out of commit tees in both branches of the Legis lature. The bill provides for estab lishment of a State bank, money to be appropriated out of the State revenue fond to amount of $100,000 to finance the same. It is said by ' the sponsors of this bill that if i made a law it will solve the finan- cial problem of the farmers. The aim of ihe bill is to furnish money to farmers on real estate, long term loans, at low rate of interest, with no renewel commission. It is es timated the mortgages are about $113,000,000, running on an aver age of three years, or about $40, 000,000 maturing annually. At the reasonable renewal of two per cent this would mean a saving of $800,000 a year to the farmers and the lower rate of interest would mean about $2,500,000 or a total of $3,250,000 annually. A Constitu tional amendment has also been introduced whereby this bill, if passed, can become effective. t Senators Goodson's and McClin tic's Workmen's Compansation bills have been reported favorably out of committee iu both House and Sen ate. Senator Goodson's mutual au tomobile insurance bill has passed third reading. This bill provides for the organization of mutual au tomobile insurance companies, pro viding the method of doing business necessary insurance to be in force; and providing for a proper inspec tion und examination by the super intendent of insurance. A printed report of the Minimum Wage Commission had been dis tributed, but no bills along this line have been introduced. The series of bills along the line of penitentiary reform were intro duced in the Senate by Hawkins, chairman of this commission. One of the measures provides for non partisan management of the peni tentiary and abolition of the private contract system; another creates a reformatory for female criminals; another calls for the establishment of a hospital for the treatment of the insane criminals at Jefferson City. It is stipulated that the woman's reformatory must be lo cated at some point where their labor may be utilized in some em ployment of a useful character for some of the State eleemosynary in stitutions. The bill for establish ment of the hospital for the crimi nal insane carries an appropriation of $50,000 to erect the necessary buildings and the reformatory bill an appropriation of $100,000 for purchase of a site, erection of build ing and temporary maintenance. Play a Success. The play put on Friday evening under the auspices of the Epworth League was a success in every way. Every one filled the part as signed them in a pleasing manner. The audience was a large and ap preciative one, every seat in the house was taken. The young peo ple cleared between sixty and seventy dollars. The other day Reed K. Noland, the leather-goods man, shipped two sets of harness to Montana, and one set to patrons in each of the states of Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas, This shows that Mr Noland bandies a good line and sells at right prices. B0UT THE CHURCHES 'interesting News Concerning the Different Denominations. This Column Closes Promptly at ' 9 A. M. Each Wednesday. The campaign for increased at tendance at our church services has I resulted in great good we believe, and we hope to make Sunday Feb. 28th, a fitti'nj climax. The rela-; tion ofthepastorsis the m ist frater I nal, and the spirit of rivalry has been friendly and helpful, We are1 doing our best to improve conii turns here. Our methods of attack ing sin and worldliness may differ tit our aim is the same. I sup pose in almost every church there are some members who rarely ever attend the services. Please make it a point to go next Sunday. If not to your own church, to some other. We want every body in Monroe to go to church next Sun day. After making allowance for the "shut ins," we shojld expect at least 1000 people to attend church in our town next Sunday. Court e ous ushers will meet you at the door and show you a comfortable seat. Don't be a grouch. Come to church. Sam P. Gott, ! Sec. Alliance. PRESBYTERIAN. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Regular services next Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. The Womans Mission Society will meet Friday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. Emmett Yowell. This is a very important meeting and every member is requested to be present if possible. The public are cordially? invited to all services. METHODIST Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Preaching 10:45 a. m. Junior League 2:30 p. m. Senior League 6:00 p. m. Prayer meeting Wed. 7 p. m. Choir practice Saturday 7 pm. Last Sunday was a good day at the Methodist Church, 166 in S. S. and 248 at preaching service In the evening we had about 225 and we had two good services. The choir rendered two very fine selec tions. "Very exceptional Songs I should say" as Thos. Trott of the Cedarville Choir would put it Next Sunday is Family Day and I hope it will Le the greatest day of the campaign with us. I hope to have appropriate sermons and songs for the services. My subject will be "The Family." Come father, mother and children and let us make this a great day. I want to thank Mr. Hays, the Or chestra, Business Men and all who helped us in our play. We feel good over the outcome. It was hard to put it on when we had such a sor row in our family, but with the con sent of the bereaved we went ahead not in disrespect for these, but be cause we could not stop it The players did their parts well and I believe the large audience was well pleased. We owe much to Mr. Cox and Miss Ely for their loyal support. Thank you all. a I. HOY. Programme of Epworth Leaugue for Sunday night given by Old Folks: Song - "Holy, Holy, Holy" (Continued on page 8) Morse. Miss Mabel St. Clair Jeffreys was born near Waynesville, III, March 8,1870. She was the daughter of F M. and Mrs H. C. Jeffreys She grew to womanhood near Waynesville and in the year of 1892 on the loth day of Dec, she was married to W. C Morse in Waynesville. after which they moved to a farm, 4 miles southeast of the city, and lived on a farm until March 8, 1911, when thr-y moved to Monroe County, near Monroe City. Mo, To this union was born two chil dren, Fay L and Willis ft, of whom both are living. Mrs Morse was converted nine years ago in a Methodist Church, known as Green Valley, and taken in on probation. When they mov ed to Mo., she joined the M. E. Church, South, under the pastorate of Rev. Wynn and she threw herself in the work of the Master, taking an active part in every phase of the church work. She was a member, of the Ladies Missionary Society of one of the women? Sunday School classes, and she was a regu lar attendant upon the regular serv ices of the church. She was a member of the W. C. T. U. Society, the Rebekah Lodge and the Royal Neighbors aud gave her influence for righteousness in them all. She was a kind neighbor, true companion, and dear mother. No one could doubt hei christian character. She was never heard to enter an unkiud word about any one: it was a rule in her life to say nothing bad and if she could say nothing good, she said nothing at all. Her deeds of kind ness were like her Masters, especial ly to the poor and unfortunate in life. As a companion none was truer to their husband than s'ie was. She loved her home and beautified it with her christian character. Jesus was always a guest in Mrs Morse home; her faith in God was strong. As a mother, she was devoted to her children and was ever willing to sacrifice her all for them. She was the best friend they will ever have, and they were the inspiration of her life. The highest ambitions she had for them was, that they might know her Savior and be true to Him. No one can com prehend your loss and know the depth of your sorrow unless they have lost a true mother. Of a family of nine children, five are gone to another world. Those living on earth are: Mrs. A B. Bancom of Kansas City, Mrs. Dally Shearman of Lincoln, 111., and E. E. Jeffreys ot Green Valley, 111., and C. K. Jeffreys of Memphis, Mo. Her mother preceded her in death two years ago. and her father who is 82 years old lives in Waynesville, III. Thus ends a brief sketch of this Godly companion, mother, neighbor and friend. We will all miss her and we extend our deepest sympa thy to those who sorrow so heavily. The world will be made better by her life and her work will abide with us. She passed away very suddenly, about 6:00 at her home Feb. 17. 1915. age 44 years. 11 months and 9 days. The funeral services were held at i the M. E Church at Monroe City. Mrs Medcalt sang "A Perfect Day." Mrs. Nolen "He Lifted Me" and the choir sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "Asleep in Jesus " Rev. Penn read the lesson. Rev. Wynn offered the prayer and Rev. Hoy preached the sermon. All the various or aniza tions came in bodies, the S. S. class, W. C. T. U. and Lodges. The Re bekahs conducted the services at the cemetery and Rev. Alcorn of the Christian Church pronounced the benediction. There were many beautiful flowers given by the dif ferent organzations, showing their sympathy to the bereaved and high esteem of the deceased. .