Edition April 1, 1917
city of 800 population located in the western part of
Monroe County on the M. K. & T. R. R. in the
garden spot of Missouri and is noted for its
up-to-date stores and fine farms which surround it. It
has four nice churches, a new $17,000 school building
and many fine residences.
C. B. & Q. railroad is building a new line from
Monroe City to Moberly and the new road runs through
the north section of our city, giving us the best
railroad facilities in the county.
top prices prevail here for all kinds of farm products
and the merchandise offered by our business men is as
good and cheap as can be found anywhere. Six rural
free delivery routes denote the volume of our post
is one of the best and most progressive little
cities in northeast Missouri. Steps are now being
taken for the installation of a light plant and many
more public improvements will be added to our
up-to-date growing city. The town needs a good
community to support it and a good community needs a
good town. Both go together so let’s all boost for
Madison and the Madison community.
is our desire to furnish our patrons with the best
telephone service at all times and also to keep them
posted on subjects of general interest. For our Rural
Patrons, when we have special information of interest
to all we will send a succession of short rings over
the line as a signal—Rush to the phone and say
“All right.” Central will then give the
information to the line.
is our desire and intention to keep all telephones in
perfect condition and give the best of service. Please
report to “Information Operator” if phone is out
of order or service poor; we will thank you for
Telephones per month = $1.00
or Office phones = $1.50
phones, per year in advance = $4.00
cents is charged for moving a telephone from one room
to another. 75 cents is charged for moving a telephone
from one residence to another. Two independent parties
using the same telephone in the same residence will be
charged 35 cents per month additional. Subscribers
allowing neighbors the use of their telephone will be
charged 50 cents per month additional. Rentals on
party lines are due quarterly in advance.
We hold companies on rural lines responsible
for all dues.
calls on party are limited to 5 minutes.