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MONROE CITY DEMOCRAT. Volume XXVIIL Monroe City, Mo., Thursday, August 12, 1915. Number 19. LOCALS AND PERSONALS. Mrs. J. F. Lay was ' a Hannibal visitor Monday. Mrs. E. W. Schweer was a Hannl bal visitor Tuesday. Miss Bess Montgomery ras e Hannibal visitor Monday. Miss Zula Osbourne left Monday to attend school at Kirkville. Miss Helen Squthern is visiting friends in Quincy this week. Miss Opal Vaughn was visiting relatives near Clapper Sunday. Miss Maude Evans is a business visitor in St. Louis this week. Miss Mary Rose returned to her home in Bevier, Mo., Saturday.' Mrs. Vic Turner went to Bevier Monday to visit her sister Mrs. L Turner. Cecil Drake is visiting his grand mother, Mrs. Mary Drake, at Quincy this week. Misses Grace Fahy and Josephine Hancock spent Sunday in this city with friends. Leland McLeod and Cecil Connely, of LaGrange, were Sunday visitors in this city. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Berry are spending the week with their sons in Hannibal. Mrs Lewis Newton, of Moberly, came Saturday to see her aunt, Mrs. J. C. Kincaid. 1 . Mrs. A. G. Miitimore, of Cincinati, Ohio, was the guest of C. L. Carpenter .and wife Sunday. f Leo and Eddie Swartz are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. Jennie Youell, of Quincy. Miss Blanche Jarman returned 'Tuesday from a plesant visit with friends at Withers Mill. Mr. and Mrs. R. Graham and daughter, Thelma, were guests at the home R. V. Graham Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rader, of Pittsfield, 111 , were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lister over Sunday. Miss Rose Smith returned Su nday from a pleasant visit with Miss Anna May McAllister at Hunting ton. m Miss Lizzie Gottmau who has been visiting relatives and friends in Colorado returned home Saturday eight. Miss Ora Lillard, of Canton, was dn this city Tuesday enroute to Hunnewell to visit at the home of Henry See. Mrs. Sue Hawkins and little -granddaughter, Nellie June Vaughn, spent Sunday at the home of C. L Carpenter. . Miss Rena Bell, of St. Louis, who has been visiting relatives at this tplace returned to her home Satur day afternoon. Misses Lilas and Ruth Haynie re turned to this city the last of the week after a two weeks visit with friends at Lamont. William Hampton who has been visiting relatives and friends in this city returned to his home in Mem phis. Tenn. Monday. Miss Margaret Christian, of Han nibal, returned to her home Satur day after a plesant visit with her aunt Mrs. Mary Hord. Miss Hazel Pierceall left Saturday night for a two weeks visit in N ebraska. She was accompanied by Miss Alice Hays, of Hannibal, they expect to visit in Orleans, Oxford. Edison and Arapahoe before return ing home. See Charley Chaplin, the funny cotnedhn, at the Gem Saturday night, Miss Manona Sherman . went to Goss Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. D. V. Horton. Miss Agnes Mudd went to Lake nan Tuesday morning to spend sev eral days with friends. Mrs. M. . B. ' i Carson, of Quincy spent part of , the Tweek with her sister, Mrs. B,',G. Moss. E. A. Thompson, of the Thomp son Dry Goods Co., is in New York buying for the coming season. Miss Mabel Krigbaum went to Hannibal Tuesday,,; "going to Perry that evening to visit homefolks. Mrs. Stewart, of Paris, who has been visiting her son, Alvin Stewart, returned to her home Monday eve ning. Mrs. Joe White, of Palmyra re turned to her home Sunday after spending several days with Mrs. Robert Adams. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Abbott, of St. Louis, who have been visiting relatives In this place returned to their home Monday. The Brotherhood of American Yoeman is the largest fraternal in surance, for men and women in America. Join today. Mrs. P. Tv Wright and children, of Hannibal, was the guest of H. M. McCann and Dave Gosney from Saturday until Tuesday. Mrs. Kinchloch and Mrs. O'Daniel of Kendall, were the guests si Mes- dames Cordie Osbourne and Lutie Carrico the first of the week. Paul Hardesty. who has been teaching school at Kirksville, is spending his vacation with his mother and sister in this city. GemTheater Sunday, Aug. 15. Panama Pacific Exposition, a round trip for 10c Start at 2:30 p. m. close at 6 p. m. Matinee only. D. D. Melson. of Jacksonville, Florida, came in the first of the week. He will be with relatives and friends here for a week or two. Miss Ruth Bostwick. of Hunts- ville, spent Sunday with Miss Jean ette Vanghn. Miss Bostwick is the daughter of Rev. Bostwick, formerly pastor on the Methodist circuit. Mrs. H. J. Clapper, of Stoutsville, who has been visiting her son, J. S. Starrett and wife returned to her home Friday. She was accompanied home by her grandson. Tom Starrett Master Arthur L Lange, after a several weeks visit with his grand parents, J. C Ensor and wife, re turned to Breckenridge Sunday, ac companied by bis aunt, Miss Annie Ensor. Mrs. Mary Hord who has been visiting in Chicago, returned home the last of the week. Her daughter Mrs. E. 0. Hallock accompanied her home and will be here until after th" chautauqua. Mr. Hallock, who has been transferred back to the Burlington was here the first of the week. M. B. Vaughn.who has been teach ing at Kirksville this summer, spent part of the week with bis parents, A. M. Vaughn and wife. He left Sunday for a short - visit in Perry. His family, who have been spend ing the summer with relatives here and in Perry, will accompany him to Montgomery City, where Prof. Vaughn has taught for several years and will again have charge of the schools this year. Years a Teacher Now to the Infirmary. On the representations of Mayor Scott and Wl R. P. Jackson of Monroe City and at the solicitation and advice of Judge Ragland,' the county court on Monday offered a Fifty home in the county infirmary to then to Chicago where he will be an Miss Callie White of Monroe City i apprentice for four months His Miss Callie is now 75 years old and special line of work will be machin for 50 years or more has been a j ery. Alfred is only 17, this being teacher at Monroe. Up to eight: as young as he can enter this serv years ago she taught in the public; ice, but it has been his ambition for schools of the town and since then has been a private tutor. In her earlier years she had saved some money, but, like women of her type, responded to the call of rela tives in need. .These have provid ed for her in her age, but recently, have had misfortunes and are no longer able to give her a home. They live in Marion county and for this reason the court was not quite certain as to its authority. This doubt was dispelled by Judge Rag land, who, along with Mayor Scott, went to school to Miss Callie, and together with hundreds of other former pupils, holds her in most loving memory. She has taught since 1865 and it is thought may come Within the provisions of the Carnegie foundation for aged and incapacitated teachers. State Supt. Gass was notified Tuesday and ask ed for information. In any event the case is a sad one. Fifty years of unselfish service deserves a larger recempense. The hundreds who knew and loved Miss Callie will not, however, consider a home in the infirmary a humiliation. It is hers by right, and with the most royal treatment. She has earned it. Paris Mercury. No doubt more than naif the adults in this city went to school to Miss Callie. To know her was to love her. She was industrious and generous and is deserving of the best there is. Some Pedestrian. Miss Minnie Hill was in this city Wednesday afternoon of last week. She is walking from Washington, D. C, to San Francisco, Calif. She started from Washington the 7th of June, Dut two and one half weeks she spent near Pittsburg, Pa. She averages twenty-four miles a day. Thirty-three miles was the best record of a day. She expect6 to reach her destination before the first of January. Cravcn-Rubison. Geo. W. Rubison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. J. Rubison, and Miss Reva Stella Craven, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Craven, were united in marriage Saturday at the Christian parsonage, Rev. E. B. Redd of Shelbina, officiating. Both are splendid young people living north of this city and the Democrat join their many friends in extending congratulations and best wishes. Mexico Fair. Next week is the time for the Big Fair at Mexico. This is one of the Big Fairs in Missouri. The ex hibits are always good. Those who attend once always want to go again. Such fairs as the one at Mexico are a credit to their town and to Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Drescher and baby, of Quincy, who have been visiting relatives and friends here returned home Saturday. Miss Clara Stevens, of Texas, ar rived Monday night after several weeks visit in California. She ex pects to visit here until September. Joined the Navy. Alfred Medea If. younger son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Medcalf left Thursday night of last week for ( Moline where he enlisted in the I navy for three years service. He I was sent from there to Des Moines, years to work for Uncle Sain on the water. His many friends join the Democrat in wishing him success in his chosen work. Kicked by a Horse. Raymond Conway, while driviug the wagon for the Conway Lumber Co., had quite an experience Tues day afternoon. He was driving west on Summer street. near the Maddox hotel when the horse be came frightened at an auto stand ing in the street. The horse shied, then commenced kicking, striking Mr. Conway on the cheek cutting a gash two inches long, to the bone. In getting off the wagon Mr. Con vay fell, hurting his knee but he was able to get up town the next morning and hopes to resume work in a few days. Learning New Music. The members of the Monroe High School orchestra, with a few friends, about twenty in all, are spending a few days camping. They left Tuesday afternoon with an ab bundance of fried chicken and all the good things that make camping enjoyable. Their destination was Rock Liok. They expect to return Thursday or Friday. They were chaperoned by Mrs. Elsie Miles and Miss Delia Snith. We were not informed whether there was to be music other than that rendered by the mosquito or not. Chautauqua week Aug 22-29. Remember the Chautauqua opens the 22. Sport shirts, 50c to $1.00 grade. Hanly &. Green, Invite your friends to Monroe for the Chautauqua. Miss Opal Vaughn was a Hanni- dal visitor Wednesday. Mrs, Helen Mahon is the guest of J. W. Strean and family. , Mrs. L E. Carson and son, Jack are visiting relatives in Shelbyville. Mrs. W. T. Rutledge and Miss Iola Harwood were Quincy visitors Wed nesday. Mrs. J. C. Johnston and daughter, Danella, were Hunnewell visitors Tuesday. Mrs.Will Gough, of Lakenan.came Wednesday to visit her mother, Mrs. Lucy Robey. Mrs. J. R. Carrico is visiting her daughter, Mrs Homer Hamilton, at Lakenan this week. Mrs. B. G. Moss and sister, Mrs. M. B. Carson, of Quincy, are visiting relatives in Palmyra. Miss Susie Burditt returned to this city Saturday after a plesant visit at Virginia, Minn. Mrs. R." F. Hagan and sister, Mrs. Fannie Nelson, of Yuma, Colorcdo, were Quincy visitors Wednesday. Mrs. J. T. Hanly returned to her home in Shelbina Saturday after a pleasant visit with her son in this city. Mrs. H. E. Miles and children, of Quincy, returned to their home Tuesday after a plesant visit with her sister, Mrs. J. G. Hickman. At Rest. Mrs. Jane Rebecca Abbott, the oldest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. SL S. Briggs, was born in Baltimore. Md.. Aug. 9th. 1830. In her early girlhood day, she was converted and united with the M. E. Church, and lived a consistent christian life. She married J. W. Abbott in the year 1852, on the 15th day of Jan uary. To them were born nine? children, seven of whom survive, namely: Frank, of Monroe City; Albert, of Cotton, Ark.; Sara. Louis. Joseph and Thomas, of SpringCeld. Ill,, and Mrs. Settles, the only girl of the family, of Monroe City. She was a true mother in all her ways and her children rise up to call her "blessed." Her husband preceded her in death and to that better world, 14 years ago. About six weeks ago she slipped and fell, breaking her hip. At the age of three score and ten the bat tle was against her. She suffered intensely during these weeks, but she bore up under the pain with the same fortitude that she had borne her burdens thru all the years of her life. For a time it seemed as tho she was going to recover, but on last Friday she began failing and went into an unconscious state and never recovered unconscious ness until Monday. Aug. 9th, 1915. she woke up in the presence of her blessed Lord. She passed out on her birthday and was 85 years old when she woke up in heaven. This was indoubtedly the happiest birth day she ever witnessed. She leaves 7 children, 23 grand children aud a large host of friends to mourn her loss. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday morning at nine o'clockRev C. L Hoy officiating. Interment at Hydesburg. A Good Appointment. Col. W. B. Fahy has been ap pointed Deputy United States Marshal for the Northern division of the Eastern Judicial District. Mr. Fahy is a splendid gentleman with all the qualifications necessary to make a good officer and will be fearless in the discharge of his official duties. He is one of the Dem ocrats who has worked all the time for the success of Democracy. He will make a splendid officer Knights and Ladies of Security will meet this (Thursday) evening at 8 o'clock. Dr. W.A. Howe, of Benton, was in this city Tuesday. He was enroute home from Shelbina, where ue was called by the illness of his sister-in-law. Mrs. J. R. Henderson. Mrs. W. P. Smith celebrated her birthday recently and her son, Har ry who has been in Georgia for some time proved that he also re membered the day by sending her a crate of lovely peaches. Wilson and Schweer are prepar ing the room recently occupied by R. K. Noland for an up-to-date res taurant and cafe. Just who will have charge has not been announc ed but with the above gentlemen back of the enterprise we know it will be a credit to this city. It is impossible for an automo bile to get to the bridge at Quincy from the Missouri "side because of the mud hole. Those going to Quincy during the nextfew days must cross at Hannibal or by ferry at Quincy and for the benefit of those going to Quincy Sunday will say that the ferry makes the last trip from Quin cy at 6 p. m. and from the Missouri shore at 6:15 p. m.