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Monroe City, Mo., April 11, 1912.
jet Business by Advertising in the Democrat
Hannibal and St. Joseph
Cross State Highway.
At . a meeting of the Executive
Committee of the Hannibaland St. j
w o . t r .1 A ! I
ubcii vyiusa oiuic inguway wr.
ation held at Chillicothe. Thursday
March 28th, the following was
agreed upon as the basis of work
on the road:
Organization in Each County:
Each member of the Executive
Committee may appoint such com
niittee or committees in townships,
road districts or other subdivision
as may be found convenient.
Or citizens living along any pro
posed road may organize themselves
without authority from any one.
Raise funds and agree to place a
proposed section of the road in con
dition to be accepted as a part of
the Cross State Highway.
-NIi is not necessary that proposed
road shall be most direct, but it
must be feasible and reasonably di
rect for thorough travel.
Propositions Must be Made by
. May 1. 1912.
Those desiring to have a road
adopted as a part of the Hannibal
and St Joseph Cross State Highway
should organize at once by having
those interested agree to place the
proposed road in first-class condi
tion as an earth road. The propo-
, sition must be lin writing and state
. specifically what .road and Jjov
many miles of same. ' ''"S
Propositions Should State .About as
First. Detail description of pro
posed road, giving section lines fol
lowed, number of miles, the begin
ning and ending. v
Second. Number of bridges and
Third. Present condition of cul
verts and bridges.
' Fourth. Condition of grade. That
' is as to width and drainage.
. Fifth. Amount proposed to be
spent by your committee in better
Amount subscribed .in
Amount subscribed in
Eighth. When you can have
Ninth. " Any other information
which may. be thought of import
ance in selecting proper road.
Selection of Road:
Within a few days after May 1st,
the Executive Committee and Hon.
viuiiis iiiii, uiaic iiigimayiuiiiueci
will go over the various proposed
roads and select the one thought to
be the most feasible. '
Time given to make Standard Earth
filial auf ft upuuvU uuu iij uv
' lected those responsible for its im
provement will be given a reasona
ble time in which to build a stand
ard earth road. On failure to com
ply with agreement to place pro
posed road in proper condition the
commiUee may re-locate that sec
tion of the Cross State Highway.
Instructions Issued by Curtis Hill
- State Highway . Engineer, for
Building the Cross State Highway.
The Hannibal-St. Joseph Cross
State Highway should be a uni
formly graded and culverted road
(bed throughout The earth
tsectlon should be graded J&a width
of 30 feet between the centers of
lh ''fs' '?
. , Bilnnt 04 feet between .
the inner edges of the ditches.
Where it is necessary to enlarge the
side ditcnes the width between
tnem could be extended untn the
standard w dth of roadbed is at-
tained. The Crown should be grad
ed up as many inches high at the
center above the extreme outside
of the graded roadbed as the grad
ed portion is wide in feet, thus mak
ing an evenly shaped roadbed with
a from the center to the side of 2
inches to the foot.
The side ditches should be exca
vated of such width and depth a3
the drainage requirements of the
locality demand. They should have
true grades and sufficient incline to
furnish a free flow of water to the
nearest outlet and quickly of the
right-a-way. The big feature of the
actual road making part is drain
age. Let nothing stand in the way
of well drained roadbed.
The re-constructed and newly
made culverts should be made from
a more permanent material than
wood. While concrete is recom
mended above all other culvert
material it may be necessary to use
vitrified clay or metal pipe culverts
in some sections. Clay pipe should
be only of a good quality of well
burned, salt-glazed double strength
pipe with a thickness of shell of not
less than one-twelfth (1-12) the in
ternal diameter of the pipe. They
must be well - bedded, well jointed,
laid reasonably "straight and the
outfetopltf-'CTrtTy fee water quick
ly away from the mouth of the cul
vert. Only metal culverts of the
heaviest grade of sheet metal fro m
which they are manufactured
should be used.
All these classes of culverts,
(concrete, clay and metal,) should
have a covering of not less than 12
inches of earth to protect them from
the impact of hoofs and wheels
The uniform width in roadway
clearance should not be less than
22 feet, betwen headwalls. Head
walls should be built to all culverts
and extended to an elevation of 2
feet above the fill on the inner side
of the headwall. Plans for road
beds and culverts of any one of the
three types desired can be obtained
by application to my office.
A Good Roads Leader.
The Louisiana Times is urging
Hon. Frank W. Buffum, of Louisi
ana, to become a candidate for the
legislature in Pike county The
Journal hopes that the Times will
be successful in inducing Mr. Buf
fum to permit the use of his name
for that position. Missouri needs
him in the law-making department
of the state and particularly at this
time. All kinds of road laws have
been passed, but as yet the prob
lem has not been solved. Mr.
Buffum is the best posted "good
roads" man in the state. He could
be of incalculable benefit to the
people in bringing about the pas
sage of a law that would encourage
real road building. He has given
the subject careful and intelligent
study and is pre-eminently the
man to lead the movement.
If the people of Pike county can
not prevail on him to make the
sacrifice -for it would be a real
sacrifice for him to accept the place,
they may confidently call on the
people of Marion county to use
whatever influence they may have
in securing his consent to serve the
whole stete In this matter. Hannl-
bal Journal, '
ITEMS FROM FARMERS
Farmer, For Farmers and
Pertaining; to Farmers.
Two pure bred yearling Angus
bulls. $50 each. DR. J. H. BELL
Pure bred Indian Runner Duck
Eggs for sale. 75c for 13.
W. H. MOSS.
Dr. S. Maddox & Son sold Mon-
roe Chief to J. S. Garner fit Son of ger train came up to the scene from sermon Sunday morning, stated
Howard Co. Good horses like Dr the west. This train of course had ' to his congregation that a con
Maddox fit Son handle are the kind to stop, and as soon as it did so, ' siderable debt was hanging over
it pays to raise. These gentlemen nine men appeared from the brush ! the church in consequence of
have the reputation of having good along side of the track and compell-j improvements on the parsonage
stock and people who want good ed the railroad men to get together . and the installation oNa new fur
horses make no mistake in coming and one of the guerillas kept themjnace at the church. Upon calling
to Monroe City.
Mrs. R. B. Colborn of Stoutsville
who is a successful poultry raiser
is making a speciality of S C R.
I. Reds. Mrs. Colborn is shipping
eggs daily to all parts of this and
Buyers of thoroughbred chickens
who order chickens from printed
descriptions are now requiring a
sample of the feathers from the
chickens, the object being first to
see if the fowls are what they are
advertised to be and later to com
pare the feathers with those of the
fowls purchased, thereby prevent
ing deception by - substituting grade
stock for thoroughbreds.
Test your seed com.
For Sale 5 male Duroc Jersey
hogs. 1 3-year old and 4 yearlings,
v - LEO BELL
Farmers wanting a team of
mules should see Joe Simmons be
fore breeding. LEO BELL
Elsewhere you will find an article
on tiling written by a man who has
had much experience along these
lines, Be sure to read it.
For Wednesday before date of
Hogs .$6.25 to 7.00
Sheep 3.00 to 4.00
Lambs 4.00 to 4.50
Cattle 3.50 to 7.00
Spring chickens 1 1-2 to 09c
2 1-2 pounds
Old Roosters-.-'- 05c
Turkey Hens 13c
Young Toms 12c
Guineas, each 17c
Green Hides. 08c
Wheat No. 2 93a
Hay $12.00 to $18.00
Baled nay $15.00 to 20.00
Shipments for week: Wadsworth
Bros. 1 car cattle; Wade fit Williams
1 car cattle; Sharp &. Barger, 1 car
hogs; McFarland Bros. 1 car flour;
D. K. Yowell, 3 cars corn; Hender
son fit Sons, 3 cars eggs. Total 10
W. H. Elliott who has been man
ager of the Farmers & Merchants
Telephone Co, has resigned his po
sition to take effect May 1. L L
Owen has been elected by the Direc
tors to fill the vacancy. It was with
regret' that the resignation of Mr
Elliott was accepted, but in Mr.
Owen the Company will have an
efficient manager and will continue
to give the people the best of tele
phone service. ; .
Scraps of History.
On Monday afternoon September
26th. 1864. the regular freight train
left Palmyra on schedule time, and
shortly after passing the point
known then as Monroe Station, was Thls Column Closes Promptly at
thrown from the track by the ab-. 9 A. M. Each Wednesday.
sence of a rail. The crew realized Presiding Elder H. D. Thompson,
at once that wreckers were at work who is conducting a series of meet
and their expectations were verified ings at the Methodist church in this
when a few minutes later a passen- city, at the close of the Easter
covered by his revolver. Another
freight train followed the passenger
and the crew on this was also
When the three trains were at a
standstill and the engines uncoupled
the passengers were compelled to
get out and line themselves along
the track, where they were relieved
of their money and jewelry. A few
escaped, but they had the appear
ance of being poor, and after they
were searched, if they had only a
small amount it was given back.
No resistance was offered and no
violence indulged in, in fact, the
robbers were exceedingly polite and
after all bad been disarmed, the
victims were not even kept under
cover of firearms.
After the passengers had been
relieved of their valuables, the mail
and express cars were given atten
tion and it is estimated that be-
tfween $80,000.00 and $90,000.00 in
gold and greenbacks was secured,
making the entire amount, including
jewelry, foot up to the enormous
amount of one hundred thousand
The guerrillas were deliberate in
their movements, and it is thought
that more of them were concealed
near by, but only nine appeared
They packed their booty in conven
ient packages, and after "joshing"
their victims for a while, selected
the best coach for the use of the
ladies, invited them to board and
sent them back west. They then
compelled the railroad men to set
fire to the three trains, and four
passenger coaches, ten freight cars
and all of their contents were burn
ed. The loss, of course, was very
heavy to the railroad company, and
after that armed men made up the
equipmenl of every train,
A railroad man who lived iu Pal
myra, gave the account of this af
fair to the Spectator and claimed
that he recognized one Captain
Hughes, who commanded a squad
of guerrillas. - Palmyra Spectator.
The Crystal Bottling Works in
this city have been making exten
sive improvements for the coming
season. A concrete floor has been
laid in the entire building and sev
eral other additions have been made
to the plant -which improves the
sanitary conditions and insures
cleanliness and the purity, of the
output of this very popular institu
tion. Mr. Smith, the manager, in
forms the Democrat that in conse
quence of putting in these improve
ments they are some two
weeks behind in opening the facto
ry, but he hopes to be in full blast
by the latter part of this week. This
is one of the institutions of which
Monroe City can boast Its product
is becoming noted for its purity and
flavor and is rapidly becoming the
standard of ,its kind in this part of
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Interesting News Concerning the
for contributions $920 was received
in cash and bona fide subscriptions
in a little less than 30 minutes.
Rev. Thompson is an able minister
and the meetings are growing in in
terest from day to day.
Preaching 11 a. m.
bunday acnool u:du a. m.
Junior League 2:30 p. m. ,
Senior League 6:30 p. in.
Preaching 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting 7:30 p. m.
Public cordially, invited.
ST. JUDES CHURCH.
Rev. Charles A. Eaton. Rector.
Next Sunday. The First Sunday
after Easter (Low Sunday).
? 7 a. m. The Holy Communion.
9:45 a. m. Sunday School.
. 10.45 a. m. The Holy Communion
and Sermon. Subject, "The Life
- The special Easter music will4 be
repeated by request.
7:30 a. m. Evensong and Sermon.
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. in. C. E. 6:30
p. m. Preaching at 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30
Special instrumental music will
be rendered at the morning service .
by Misses Lillian and Ethel McNutt.
The public cordially invited.
W. Garnet Alcorn.
i Sunday, Bible School at 9:45 a.
m. Preaching 11 a m.. subject,
"Sabbath Observance." Mark 2:27.
Evening. 7:30 preaching, subject,
"Prepare to meet God." All are in
vited. DR J. W. SMITH.
Spurg McLaughlin, ajied about 25
years, died at the home of his par
ents Tuesday after a lingering ill
ness and much suffering from con
sumption. Mr. McLaughlin went to Colorado
last fall in the hopes of finding re
lief, but to no avail and about six
weeks ago returned to his home
near this city to await the sum
mons which came as stated above.
The funeral takes place at St.
Paul church in Ralls County today
at 12 o'clock.
Champ Clark Carries Illinois.
In the Illinois primaries Tuesday,
Champ Clark carried the state by a
large majority, perhaps 100,000.
Roosevelt carries the state over
Taft by nearly 150.000. Deneen is
renominated for Governor on the
Republican ticket L M. Sherman.
Republican, has probably defeated
Sen. Cullom for renomination to the
U. S. Senate. Former Mayor Dune
of Chicago, received the Democratic
nomination for Governor. Lewis
receives the Democratic nomination
for U. S. Senator without opposition.
The P. E. O.'s will meet Saturday
afternoon with Mrs. Roy Meriwether