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Levy's D e p a r timent Store !
Special Easter Sale 10 per cent Discount on all Pur
chases of $5.00 or over from now until Easter. Take
advantage of it this is what cash will do.
Levy's Dept. Store. Monroe City, Hissouri
Be Tried at Macon ,
George Solan will be re-tried for
the killing of young Threlkeld at the
Shelbina fair grounds, bis case com
ing up at the April term of the Ma
con county circuit tourt, which
convenes April 21st. Solan is out
on a $5000 bond, the bond having
been fixed after his case was revers
ed by the Supreme Court. He was
was originally sentenced to life im
prisonment, but was successful in
securing a new trial on the grounds
of an erroneous instruction given
for the State.
J. D. Dale, representing the State,
will couduct the prosecution, as
sisted by Waldo Edwards, Prosecut
ing Attorney for Macon county.
Solan will be defended by James H
Whitecotton and R. W. Barrow.
Prosecuting Attorney Dale informs
the Herald that the. State will be
.ready for trial in this case at the
April term of court.
Uess Bailey will also be tried for
-attempting to kill Night Officer
Charles Oxley. Bailey "is in jail at
Macon, he and Toll Davis being the
only occupants at this time Davis
is serving a jail sentence for the
killing of George Smith.
There will also be about thirty
five damage cases and fourteen di
vorce cases on the April docket,
which is usually heavy in both civil
and criminal cases Shelby Co
Towns Depend on Farms
Farmers are as deeply interested
in the local village and town as are
the business and other people who
live there. The majority of these
centers have been located and have
developed as the result of the de
mauds of country people. When
the new sections were settled there
- were demands for a store, a black
smich shop, a bank, an elevator, and
-other business institutions. , These
with the school and the church
-formed the nucleus of the town
- which has served' as the center for
-trading and social life. If one of
these vital centers were destroyed
; by fire, flood, or wind, or in any
other way, it would be immediately
v re established, because it serves an
absolute need. The town is there
v to satisfy the needs of the people,
-Should they not then organize to
make it better and protect in every
way its best interests?
"Individuals or groups of individ-
uals who undertake to separate
themselves and their interests from
those of the town are breaking
down that which has required years
to build. Existing barriers between
: town and country should be remov
- ed. The farmers and business men
- must work hand in hand for the
-development of agriculture, the
building of roads, schools, and
- churches, and the establishing
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Interesting items About the
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
Senior League at 7.-00 p. m.
Preaching at 8:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednes
pay evening at 8:00.
H. 0. Bolen, Pastor.
Preaching next Sunday at Grace
Baptist Church by Rev. J. T. Mar
shall. - -
ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL
9:45 a. m. Sunday School.
11:00 a. m. Morning Prayer and
Sermon. Topic: "When a majority
is not a majority."
8.00 p. m. Evening Prayer.
Every day service at 4:30 p. m.
Special music at the morning ser
vice. (Jome witn your irienas.
Rev 0. Lindstrom, Rector.
Mexico, Mo., according to reports.
is experiencing tne eneccs oi a
. strong, edequate,
Mrs. C. L Elzea, Mrs. W. J. Rouse,
and Misses Cbarlesa Elzea, Hasel
tine Ramsey, Aleen Orr and Rich
ard Redman spent the day in Ful
ton Tuesday the guest of the Misses
France Rouse and Alpha Elzea who
. are attending school there.
The Democrat this week printed
stock bills for J. H. Walkup near
Stoutsvilla Mr. Walkup has two
-fine Percheron draft horses and the
crime wave, in tne last tew weens
there has had scores of robberies.
and so far,-the-city police have
been unable to arrest the burglar or
burglars- A jewelry store was rob
bed: numerous homes have been
entered and money and other arti
cles taken. Also many attempted
robberies have been made.
several daylight burglars were
committed in . dental offices and
other places. The bandits have
been at several houses in one night
in the same neighborhood. The
next night they operated in the op
p'osite part of the city.
Additional police have been put
on to solve the mystery. Vagrants
nave been arrested, but while they
were locked in the holdover, an
other robbery would be committed
It is generally believed to be the
work of "home talent" Every rest
dent has been instructed to have a
pistol ready and to fire first and
then call the police.
The Wheat Crop
The crop report showa that the
winter wheat production in the
United States this year is likely to
be 837.000,000 bushels, which is al
together the greatest yield the coun
trv ever saw. '
It it is assumed that this years
spring wheat crop will equal last
year's the total crop will reach, in
round numbers. 1,200.000,000 bush
els, and every bushel of it is to be
sold by the farmer at a guaranteed
price, which will yield them a profit
The significance of this prospect
is not that bread is likely . to be
much cheaper, but that a great dea
of money will be spent by farmers
for things that will make their
farms better and their lives easier
and that city people will profit by
large sales, good wages and a gen
eral atmosphere of confidence.
Ihrough the reaiestate firm o
Drescber & Woodson the Maddox
farm of 73 acres, adjoining the cor
porate limits of Monroe City, wi
this week sold to L C. Henderson
for $12,500 This is said to be the
highest price ever paid for land in
this section of the state $170 per
The tractor demonstration last
Friday and Saturday held at the
Melson farm about two miles south
east of Monroe City was attended
both days by a good sized crowd of
farmers who showed keen interest
in the workings of this new farm
implement. Four makes of tractors
were in the field the Avery, Moline
Case and Fordson. They were 2
plow, 3 plow and 4 plow machine?,
and as far as the writer of this ar
ticle could determine, not being a
farmer, they were all plowing and
seemingly doing first-class work iu
There is no question, we think,
but what the tractor is destined to
take its place in this section as an
indispensible adjunct to the farm.
has made good in other states
and is gaining in favor as essen
tial farm equipment on farms be
cause they are capable of rushing
the work in emergencies, and be
cause they reduce the hired help
bill, as well as allow owners to cul
tivate larger areas.
The federal Department of Agri
culture has recently collected facts
and figures on actual performance
of tractors from three hundred trac
tors. Most of these men find the
tractor a reliable source of power
According to the advantages of the
tractors are saving of time, with
consequent ability to expedite farm
operations, thus covering the desired
acreage within the proper season;
ability to do their work in hot
weather: saving in man labor and
the possible decreasing of hired
help, as well as enabling the work
ing force to cover, in a given time,
more land than would be possible
with horses and mules.
The Democrat is printing bills to
day for-the public Bale of Scudder
Maddox which takes place Friday
April 18. He has sold his farm
and will sell off his stock consisting
of 10 head horses, 87 sheep, 17 hogs
2 head cattle, also a lot of farming
An average of $118 each was the
price received by the Government
for 53.548 horses and mules sold at
public auction in tbirtysix camp
and cantonments between November
11. 1918, and March 1. 1919.
The best job printing.
At the request of Mr. L A. Wil
son, Government Director of War
Savings for the Eighth Federal Re
serve District, the following resolu
tion was introduced in the Missouri
State Senate by Senator Conway
Elder of St. Louis, and the House of
Representatives by Representative
E. L Hackett of Sedalia, and was
unanimously adopted by both
Houses of the Legislature on April 5.
"Whereas, thrift and systematic
savings are elements that contribute
directly to the iocrease of individual
prosperity and to a higher standard
of citizenship, and
Whereas, the American people
demonstrated during the world war
the Value and the power that are
developed by the practice of thrift
and the investment of Ravings in
government securities; and
Whereas, such characteristics are
certain proof of a strong, self-reliant
and independent people; and
Whereas, the United States Gov
ernment is seeking to build on this
foundation already laid, under the
stress of war. by carrying on a na
tionwide educational campaign for
the eucouragement of thrift and the
practice of wise saving througn in
vestment in War Savings and Thrift
Stamps: Therefore Be It
Resolved by the Legislature of
Missouri, That we heartily indorse
the plans of the Federal Govern
ment in its campaign for the en
couragement of thrift and the es
tablishment of saving and invest
ment as a permanent habit of the
American people, and we urge up
on the citizens of our State to make
the practice of thrift an object in
daily life and to co operate actively
with the War Savings Organization
of the Treasury Department in
prompting and carrying forward
this important public service."
last week purchased
the dry goods stock of the Van Ever
corn grocery and dry goods store
at 2507- 09 Market Street, Hanni
bal.. Mr. Barr this week removed
his stock of goods to this city where
he expects to close it out in a short
time. He will occupy the same
store room be conducted his store
in a few months a&- "
Auto tires, all makes, all sizes,
best prices. Monroe Auto Co.
Votes for Women
Surrounded by suffrage leaders'.
Governor Gardner signed the Presi
dential Suffrage Bill at 120 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, in his private
office, which was filled with smoke
from flashlight machines.
The bill, it is agreed, grants the
right of women to vote for presi
dential electors, beginning in 1920.
But there seems to be doubt as to
whether women can vote for some
oth?r officers until a constitutional
amendment shall have been
Something of ceremony marked
the signing of the bill. Mrs. Walter
McNab Miller of Columbia. Mo.
handed Governor Gardner the "pen
of real democracy,'' and declared it
would be preserved in the Missouri
State Historical Museum Mrs
Gardner stood beside the governor
as he signed the bill. Suffrage lead
ers present included miss Mary
Ames, St. Louis, legislative secre
tary; Mrs. David O'Neill, St. Louis,
vice president, and Mrs. W. F.
Haight, Brandsville, second vice
president of the Missouri Equal
Suffrage -Association. Senator J. W
McKnight and Representative Wal
ter Bailey, sponsors for the bill, with
Lieutenant Governor Crossley and
several interested legislators, were
present .After attaching his signa
ture, the governor banded Mrs. Mil
ler the pen with which be had sign
ed what he termed "a historic doc
ument." "April 5 means the dawn of a
new era for Missouri," said the gov
ernor, 1'because women suffrage
means true democracy. I have al
ways felt that women have been
the purifying iufluence of the home
and I see no reason why the same
influence should not be equally
wholesome in politics and public
affairs. I shall always deem it one
of the chief events of my adminis
tration that it has fallen to my lot
to place ray official signature on
this great forward movement."
The pen used was a gold point in
a common wood holder, painted
yellow, the suffrage color. Mrs Mil
ler said it typified simplicity, de
mocracy and economy.
A fine boy arrived at the
of Mr and Mrs. J T. Hanly
day April 8.
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