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MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT. Volume XXVII. Monroe City, Mo., March 11, 1915. Number 48. Let Us All Boost For a Greater Monroe City and Vicinity ARftUT THP rilllRrHPQ AI5UUI I HE UlUKUICa Tntereetlng News Concerning the Different Denomination. This Column Closes Promptly 9 A. M. Each Wednesday. The following is the per' cent of attendance at church, Sunday School and prayer meeting the last week of February. The per cent is based on the number of members of each church: At Ch. S. S. P. M. Methodist 300 First Baptist 250 Grace Baptist 110 Disciples 288 Presbyterians 100 165 .67 .13 .63 .47 .18 1.37 .60 .33 1.15 .47 .29 1.10 .49 .23 It is hoped by the Alliance that each of us may see the weak points in our church work and try to build them up. By the Ministerial Alli ance. W. G. Alcorn, Pres. S. P, Gott, Sec'y. PRESBYTERIAN. Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Regular services next Sunday 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Christian Endeavor Society at at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. Members of the congregation are earnestly requested to attend all services. METHODIST" ' ' Sunday School 9:30 a. m. Preaching 10:45 a. m. Preaching 7:30 p. m. Junior League 2:30 p. m. Senior League 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wed. 7:30 p. m. Choir practice Saturday 7 pm. Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. and I hope we have 200 out Sunday. We had a good school last Sunday as bad a day as it was 160. In the morning service I expect to com mence a series of sermons on the Church and I will run them for six weeks. I want it understood that tney are not doctrinal sermons, or sermons on Methodism, but sermons on a defense of the Church of God and also the work she is doing, and her superiority over every other in stitution in the world. The subject for Sunday is: "Ye are the light of the world" and the position I shall take will be: 1st she stands for the redemption of this world from sin and no other institution stands for this. 2nd she is to reconcile this world to God and man to man. 3rd She is the only institution that has the message of hope. : We stand before the panic stricken, war ren dered nations and offer them a message of hope. Sunday evening Dr. Paul Linn will be here and preach for us. Dr. Linn is one of the biggest men in the State and America. No. man created a greater interest than did he when he faced a $300,000 raise endowment fund in the face of drouth, war and hard times in gen eral, but he got out and raised the money. He attracted the attention of all the leading Schools of Amer ica. But Dr. Linn turned down a $5000 pulpit to do this work, so he is one of the greatest preachers in America as well. He shook Kansas Gty and St. Louis when he was pastor. C. I. HOY. GRACE BAPTIST. ; Last Sunday our congregations were very good and much interest manifested. The Sunday School was 60 per cent of the enrollment and on fourth Sunday in Feb. 94 percentof the enrollment. There will be no preaching at Grace church ext Sunday as the pastor goes to j Stoutsville.. It is hoped that the ! officers of the Sunday School will iry iu mane up wnai luey iusc in , no preaching by increased interest ' in the Sunday School. W. D. CAVE. Pastor. CHRISTIAN Bible School 9:45 a. m Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Boys Clubs at 6:30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. The public cordially invited to all Sunday services. W. Garnet Alcorn, Pastor. FIRST BAPTIST We had just 100 in Sunday School last Sunday and there were so many absent who nearly always come. Let us all try to be the.e next Sunday. We confidently ex pect 125. Will you be one of them? Our Sunday School meets at 9:45 a. m. and the preaching hours are 11 a m. and 7:30 p. m. The B. Y. P. U. meets at 6:30 p. m. We give you a cordial invitation to worship with us. SAM P. GOTT. Pastor. ST. JUDE'S. L Bishop Johnson will preach- at St. Jude's Church every evening at 7:30 from Sunday to Thursday in clusive. The Rector of St. Jude's extends a cordial and hearty invita tion to every one. The first of a series of musical services to be given in St. Jude's Episcopal church on the first Sun day in each month, was held Sun day afternoon at 4 o'clock. With the regular service of Even ing Prayer varied program of solos, choruses and instrumental music was rendered. The church was crowded and the attentiveness of the congregation bore witness to the quality of the music. The Rector desires to express in behalf of the congregation and hin self, appreciation of the assistance given by the members of other churches. Special thanks are due Miss Marguerite Reid, organist. Miss Bess Montgomery, violinist, and Mr. Thompson, cellist. H. L. Hoover. Rector. Charles Wilky Buried. Charles Wilky died at 8;45 Tues day morning at his home near Mt. Vernon. Mr. Wilky lived alone and as our readers may remember, was badly frozen the 24th of Jan. At that time he was ill and got out of bed to build up the fire and was unable to get to bed again. He was found lying on the floor the next day in serious condition. Part of one foot was taken off but there was little hope of his ever being well again. The funeral was held yesterday at Mt Vernon Church and he was buried at that cemetery. A Luth eran minister was to conduct the services. The deceased was born in Germany. He had been in this country about 40 years and in Mis souri for the past 25 years. He would have been 73 ' years old in July. He has no relatives here. A nephew from the west has been here but had started home before his uncles death. i i Mrs Union Davis, of near Warren went to Palmyra, Friday, to attend Teachers meeting. A GOOD RECORD. , Dr. R K Megown, One of the Most Careful, Accurate, and Accom modating Postmasters Has Retired Served Eight Years Always Do-" ing His Duty On February 15. 1915. Dr. R. K. Megowu finished his work as Post master at Monroe City. He took charge of the office Aug. 1, 1906 and never did any place have a more accommodating Postmaster than wn Dr. Megown. He always had with him careful, plija ant, courteous assistants and the patrons of the Monroe City postoffice have hari splendid service. It is true, he did not please every body, but then that is an impossibility. Many people are too unreasonable in their demands. No man ever did any thing that pleased all the people. Dr. Megown worked to do his duty as he saw it an I he did what he thought was rteht. His term as Dr R. K. Megown. postmaster was one where the postmaster and all his assistants did all they could for the good of the service and they leave a splen did record for those who came after to keep up. There are many who harshly criticise any one in public office, many times without knowing what they are doing and in most cases the ones who do the most criticising would not have done as well as the one criticised The critic always has easy work to do. but to do the work for which the criticism is given is an other thing altogether. Patrons of the Monroe City postoffice have reason to .be proud of the service given them by Postmaster Robert K Megown and his pleasant, cour teous, accommodating assistants And the Doctor and those who ja bored long and diligently have rea son to be proud of their work. Many are the words of praise we 1 ; IV i 1 ' i. .-v -.. . v: have heard regarding them and they deserve all the praise given and more. Dr. Megown was corn in Ralls County, four and a half miles west of New London, Jan, 7. 1843. He has always been an energetic hon est progressive citizen and has by his honorable and upright conduct won a large circle of friends. Mrs. W. R. P. Jack9on went to HunnewelL Friday to attend the funeral of Mvs. Matilda Price at that place. ;.; ITEMS FROM FARMERS Of Farmers, For Farmers Pertaining to Farmers. ano For Sale 7 choice pure bred Aberdeen Angus bulls Dr. J. H. Bell. tf. For Sale. 5 large stacks of bay 6 miles northwest of town. L. C. Henderson. Weekly Market Letter Published by Woodson & Fennewald L. S. Com. Co., National Stock Yards, 111. Receipts of cattle this week have been moderate. Yesterday the steer market was 10 to 15c higher but we lost all of the advance today and market is closing steady with a week ago on steers. Bulk of the prime steers selling from $850 to 9.00. Choice from $8 00 to 8.50. Good $7 25 to 7.50 Medium killers $6.50 to 675 Choice light heifers 10 to 15c higher. Bulk $8.25 to 8.75. Good $7.50 to 7.75. Medium $625 to 6.75 Cows steady. Choice $6.50 to 7.00. Good $5.75 to 6 25. Medium $500 to 5.25. Canners $4.15 to 425. Bulls steady. Choice $6.50 to to 7 00. Good heavy Bolognas $6.00 to 625, Medium $5 50 to 5.75. Hog receipts 11,000, market 5 to 10c higher. Bulk of the good hogs of all weights from 110 lbs up sold from $700 to 7.15. Rough packers $6.20 to 640. Sheep receipts light, market 15c higher today. Good to choice sheep $6.75 to 7.50. Clipped yearlings $7 35. Good to choice lambs $9.25 to 9.90. Market Reoort. For Wednesday before date of paper. Hogs .$6.00 to 6.50 Sheep 3.00 to .700 Cattle 600 to 8.25 Poultry. Hens 13ic Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 11c 2 1-2 pounds Old Roosters 06c Ducks 10c Turkey Hens 14c Young Toms 12k Toms- 12ic Guineas, each 17ic Geese. 07c Eggs straight - 14ic Tallow... 04c Butter.. : 14c Green Hides. 10c Corn 70c Wheat No. 2 ; 1.30 Oats. 45 to 50c Hay $10.00 to $15.00 Baled Hay $15.00 to 16.00 Shipments for the week: Hen. derson &. Sons 1 car live poultry and 4 cars eggs; McClintic & Yates 1 car hogs; Dawson & Sharp 1 car hogs. Elsewhere in this issue we an nounce John L Carter as a canidate for re-election as County Superin tendent of schools of Monroe County Prof. Carter is a splendid school man and has made good. This is a most important office. See to it that you vote. Mrs. J. S. Kinsey and little chil dren expect to leave next week for. St Louis to spend the summer Rev. Kinsey has had charge of Carondelet Baptist Church for sev eral months. They leave two sons aged 18 and 14 years on their farm here. DON'T PAY RENT. Own Your Home. This You Can Do Through A Building & Loan Association Now Is the Time to Start Are You Ready. There are hundreds of families in Monroe City who are living in rented houses. It should not be so. It is possible, through a Building & Loan Association to own your home at an expense each month of but little, if any, more than is now be ing paid out for rent With the assistance of the Building & Loan you will after a term of years own the home. Don't you think it worth the effort? The man who owns his home is a better citizen than he would be were he renting Sitting under ones own vine and fig tree has a tendency to make a man want to do more for his coun try than the same man would want to do were he a renter. This being true all men should be en couraged to own their homes. Many imagine that this is impossible It is not, however, as what is paid each month for rent will almost pay the monthly dues in a Building & Loan Association. Then, again the Building &. Loan is not only good for the man who wants a home, but it is a splendid thing for the young man, young woman, boy or girl, and those also of more years as it encourages a desire to save. When once the seed is sown each month the monthly payment will be made instead of squandering the money. Thus the citizenship will be more saving and will become more prosperous and happy. And again, there is no place where the man with capital cau invest, with greater safety. The Building & Loan Association is good for all the people. We need one in Monroe City. It will help all classes. Don't you want to be one of the Charter members? If so get busy. Hun- dieds of others have paid for their homes in this way. Why not you? It is worth trving. Shortridge -Crawford. Wm. Shortridge of Paris and Miss Signa Fay Crawford of near this city surprised their many friends last week by going to Paris last Wednesday Feb. 24th, 1915 and were united in marriage at the home of the officiating minister Rev. E B. Shively. Miss Crawford is the daughter of Mrs Ada Crawford of near town and is one of the most charming and popular young lady and is in every way suited to the duties of home-making. Mr. Shortridge is one of the pro gressive young farmers of near Paris and has many friends in this city. The Graphic joins with their many friends in extending congrat ulations and best wishes. Hunne well Graphic. The bride is well known and has many friends in this city, who, with the Democrat, wish the young peo ple a bright and happy future. Rev. M. L McReynolds and wife are moving to Palmyra They are splendid people and the loss sus tained by Monroe is Palmyra's gain. Their son. Pearl, who has beeu on a farm near Palmyra will have a sale March 18. and will move to Pal myra. He has poor health but wa hope he will soon be better.