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March 11, 1915
MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT Page 3 CHRISTMAS SAVINGS CLUBS such as we are conducting, are very popular in many other cities and towns in this and other states. In Several Cities 100 or more members of a congregation have joined and will use their combined savings as a fund next Christmas toward paying church debts. In Other Towns Societies, Churches, Sun day Schools, Charity and other organizations have joined to save money for a specific pnrpose. The plan is an excellent one, ancj can be applied to a number of commendable enterprises. The small amounts payable weekly into the club can be spared by each person without inconven ience, and when a number of persons associate together for a special purpose the combined results of their efforts will be a large sum which may be applied as a Christmas offering or used in other ways for a good cause. It's an Easy Way to Save Money. A Sure Way to Have Money Join Now. Get Your Friends to Join Monroe City Bank Monroe (lty, Mo. No New Bridges this Year Say the Judges. Unless the supreme court de clares unconstitutional the law passed by the legislature two years ago regulating the distribution of the 25 cent bridge tax so as to turn back to special districts that portion of the tax piid by them there will be no new bridges built in Mjnro9 county this year. So said Judge McGee Monday afternoon after the county court had refused to build a bridge over Leach ford southwest i aD0V& nf SrniifRvil! nptifinnpri fnr in rpr. ' Words son by a large numbar of citizens bilitv- from that vicinity. The law in question is now being tested in suits from Boone and Randolph counties and even if it is declared void the court thinks it will have a hard time "catching up" and will only be able to make needed repairs on old bridges. "When I was elected to the bench the first time several years ago said Judge McGee, "the levy was the same, but we were never cram ped. Since then, however, several new offices have been created, sal aries increased by legislative enact ment, and necessary expenses mul tiplied without any way being pro vided to meet them. At that time we Jiad oney 14 or 15 inmates at the county infirmary and now we have over 40. The cost of mainte nance has increased from $2200 to over 5,000 a year, the expense of ltpmnd our lnsnnft hna nlmnst u . ... r... . . lna( you naye Dr0Ugnt any one doubled, and the cost of keeping the home to dinner tonight?" queried new court house has increased in his wife Recently we happened to be pass' ing a home in which the mother was saying to tbe departing daugh ter, "Now behave yourself to-dayt etc." we thought how like the old way of following the girl from the home with these words of advice. Not many homes now that use this precaution in seeing the children off to the fairs and picnics. Our thoughts barkened back to other days when mother and father gave us the parting words like unto the We realized that these carried with them responsi We knew that upon the return tbe record must be given and our wish and desire the long day was to be able to take home the proper report. We knew that mother's heait longings followed us the whole day, and hence we grew to manhood bearing these responsi bilities. The modern way parents do not seem to know where the children go, nor how deport them selves, nor when they return. Times have changed. When we happened to hear the above injunction our heart warmed strangely and we felt i that a true mother lived in that ! home. . God bless the mother and God bless the girl.- Ex. All Ready to Serve. Mr. Sweet opened the door of the kitchen, and said: "Hello, Ella, company for dinner!" "Goodness, Tom. you don't mean Ltt me liva In my home by the side of the road Where the race of men to by They nre rood, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foollih so am I. Then why should I alt In the (corner's eat, Or hurl the cynic ban? Let me live In my house by the aide of the road And bo a friend to man. FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER. An attractive way of servinir cran. berry Jelly, or, In fact, any kind of Jelly which one desires to serve for a company lunch eon, is to put it into the little pa per cases used for Baited nuts. Tbe Jelly will not soak through, even if put in hot. Add a few sweet pickles to salmon with bread crumbs to absorb the oil. then serve as a salad with any de sired dressing. Olive Cream Sandwiches. Mince . one tablespoonful of olives stuffed with red pepper, add to a cake of cream cheese. When well mixed spread on buttered bread. Minced Spanish onion added to creamed cheese also makes a most tasty sandwich filling. Stuffed Cabbage. Take a firm, solid neaa or cabbage, cut out a cavity In the top and fill with well-seasoned sausage, cover with a cabbage leaf tied on and boil until tender In a kettle of boiling salted water. Ham Salad. Mince & cur of cold . boiled or fried ham, four hard-cooked eggs, a teaspoonful of celery seed, one of mustard, one of Worcestershire! sauce two green peppers. Arrange in nests of crisp lettuce and eerve i witn Douea dressing. Marshmallow Rice Pudding. Take I a cup of cold boiled rice, add a pint j of milk, sugar and two eggs, or one will do, place in the oven and bake slowly after putting a dozen or more , marsnmanows, which have been ' soaked In milk for a few hours, on the top. Bake until a licht brown. Tha mallows make a very pretty decora tion ana also add to the flavor. Almond Junket. Grind a half cup ful of blanched almonds, pound them unui line, and add with flavoring a quart of milk which has been thick ened with a junket tablet Pour into sherbet cups and serve with sugar and cream. THE OLD BLUE-BACKED SPELLER. the same proportion, The prosecu ting attorney's salary has been raised from $700 to 1,800, the offices of highway engineer and county superintendent or schools created "Sure I have!" replied Mr. Sweet "haven't you got any grub for them?" "Why, no," said the wife despair- ingiy, aon i you rememoer you and until some way is provided to me you wou,d brin home a meet a necessary growth in counties C0UPe Qi loosiers mr dinner ana i like Monroe, we are going to have deP,ed,?2 em." ! a hard time just keeping even" Well 8a,d Tom, they re here." Judges Lipp and Grigsby expressed Ex. ' the same opinion. Paris Mercury. Daily Thought : The best sort of revenge la not to ' Born to Noel Barr and wife at be like him who did the Injury. Mar Granville, last Thursday, a son i cm Aorellu. Paris Mercury. I .. Don't feed cut green bone to grow ing chickens. Grit should be supplied the fowls at all times, as it aids digestion. Don't let the little chicks out In the wet grass until they are well feathered out. Get the roosters all out of the way. Yard them by themselves for the next six months. The feed hopper should be placed at least six inches from the floor, so mat me nens cannot easily scratch dirt or litter in it. Like the dead hen, the rotten egg should be buried or burned an ft nnt al lowed to proclaim its rottenness any more widely than necessary. How about moving the chicken coops to the cornfields? The fowls will eat off scores of bugs and worms and not hurt tbe corn a particle. It will be a good plan If the old bens can run In the orchard or corn field the rest of the season, where there are lots of bugs and worms to destroy. Dry forest leaves form an excellent article for putting In the poultry scratching shed, and make a fine fer tilizer for the fields after being used. Hold Tree In Reverence. The Hindus are peculiarly fond of the stately banyan. They consider its long duration, its outstretching arms and overshadowing beneficence as an emblem of the Deity. , They plant it near their temples, and In those vil lages where there is no structure for public worship they place an image un der a banyan and there perform a morning and evening sacrifice. Manner. Manners are not idle, but the trait of loyal nature and of noble mind. Tennyson. By R. J. Tydings I stopped at a home, a few days ago, Where I saw a book that stirred me so That I am tempted now to get into rhyme, For it took me back to an olden time. Twas on a plain little volume I chanced to look, Just a Webster's blue-backed spelling book, But, Oh, what a reminder of boyhood days, What a flood from memory doth this book raise! Back in that old house built of logi Near to a pond where we heard the frogs, In that plain old common school Was where we were taught by rigid rule. These old blue books with pictures quaint. Are vivid vet in memory's paint; With words in rows, up and down, In prose, were lessons of farm and town. From the old book was our spelling match, In choosing for which a scheme might hatch; To get for one side the very best speller, So that the other had to take the next best) feller. 'Twas on a Friday eve when a match like this Came near causing our Lucy Brown to miss, ; Lucy was our best speller you know And always stood longest at the end of the row. But a scheme was up for Jack Davis to win, Causing here and there a sheepish grin, Teacher was called to go outside, Jane Smith took the speller with an air of pride. Jack Davis was In with Jane I thought, For a few odd words on a slip was brought And slipped into the pages of Jane's old book. While Jack tried his best at an unconcerned look. "Tizie" Jane "gave out" with a knowing mien, That this was a stunner was plainly seen. 'Next," went on, to Lucy and Jack And Lucy was first to take a whack. Ti-ti-tiz said Lucy, sore distressed. But Jack stood there as one possessed Of superior knowledge of this one word, The like of which few had heard. Things were getting tense indeed When in stepped teacher with sober speed. "Where are you now?" he said to all, Jane gave him the book, Jack grew small These Words are from some other book." As at the slip a glance he took, "These words have not as yet been learned, Nor can "best speller" from them be earned." So tbe plan of Jack in the bud was nipped As into his place the teacher slipped. And spelling from the blue back started on, In a very short time Lucy had won. Then came the time for school to be "out," At the word from the taacher, we gave a shout And as out a boy shot, as from a rocket, The old blue speller stuck out of his pocket. Ah, the old blue speller, now obsolete! With modern edition it couldn't compete, But iii the olden time it had its day, And helped many a boy on bis way. So let's cherish the book with its back of blue, For it's proven a helper, tried and true. To toilers from a lower to a higher place, So. filled its mission to the human race. CHAUTAUQUA Means These Three Things ! Which Interests You? A SYSTEM OF HOME READING Definite results from the use of spare minutes. Englisn year now in progress. Ask for C. L S C Quarterly. A VACATION SCHOOL Competent instruction. Fourteen departments; about 3,000 enrollments yearly The best environment for study. Notable lectures. Expense moderate. July and August. Ask for Sum mer Schools catalog A SUMMER CITY IN THE WOODS All conveniences of living, the pure charm of nature and advantages for culture that are famed throughout the world. Organized sports, both aquatic and on land Professional men's clubs. Womeu's conferences Great lectures and recitals July and August. Fortieth Anniversaiy 1914. 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