March 11, 1915
MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT
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
In Other Towns
Societies, Churches, Sun
day Schools, Charity and
other organizations have
joined to save money for a
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
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
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
Or hurl the cynic ban?
Let me live In my house by the aide of
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
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
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
"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
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
Get the roosters all out of the way.
Yard them by themselves for the next
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.
Manners are not idle, but the trait
of loyal nature and of noble mind.
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.
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. Ask for Assembly
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, N. Y.
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