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Certainly, you may try it at your home"
home for, a further test.
CENDING an instrument home so
that the whole family can put the
Columbia Grafonola to the final test
under the very conditions under which
it will be played, is one of the ways
Columbia Grafonolas are sold.
Can anything be fairer ?
The phonograph you want in your
home is the instrument that plays in
your home the kind of music you like
best, in exactly the way .you., like, to
have itrplayed. We will be only too
glad to send a Columbia Grafonola
We welcome an opportunity to
have you play as many records of
your own selection as you wish upon
Columbia instruments in our store.
We want and expect you to ask ques
tions about Columbia Grafonolas and
records the more you ask the better
we will like it.
Step into a Columbia store today
and learn how thoroughly,, enjoy
able the business of buying a phono
graph the Columbia way really is.
Southern & Spalding
A pretty' home wedding took
place in this city Saturday after
noon at 1 o'clock when Miss
Margaret Pattoo of this city was
united in marriage to Mr. Leon
Lindstrom. of Maywood.
The wedding took place at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Patton, the Rev R. L
Wilson officiating. The wedding
was a quiet one, only immediate
relatives and a few friends of the
contracting parties being present.
The bride is the youngest daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Patton of
this city and is one of Monroe City's
best known young ladies having a
wide circle of friends and having
taken an active part in the social
life here the past several years. For
several years she has held a posi
tion as bookkeeper for the Hender
son & Sons Produce Co.
The groom is engaged in conduct
ing a barber shop at Maywood.
He was discharged from the Army
a few weeks ago, after several
months spent in- France with the
Mr. and Mrs Lindstrom left on
the afternoon train Saturday for
a few days stay in St. Louis. After
their return they will be at borne to
their many friends in Maywood
The Democrat takes pleasure in
joining their many friends in well
Senator R. S. McCliotic wife and
son, Shields went to Jefferson City
Sunday where they will attend the
special session of Legislature which
' opened at that place Tuesday and
will last for about week or ten days.
L. G. Gupton
L. G. Gupton died at his home in
this city Thursday afternoon June
26. 1919 after an illness of three
years duration. Death was due to
a stroke of paralysis with which he
was stricken in September 1916.
He is survived by his wife Agnes
Gupton, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Nellie
Strong of Bellingham, Wash., three
grandchildren, six nephews and four
nieces, one of whom Miss Grace
Morthland has made her home with
the deceased since childhood.
Mr. Gupton was born in Shelby
Co, January 4, 1862, being 57 years
old at the time of his death. He
was married to Mrs. Agnes Gupton
in 1897. Mr. Gupton spent most of
his life in Marion County in the
Warren community, with the ex-
ceptiou of four years spent in Texas
and two in California. He has been
a resident of this city for only six
months coming from Warren last
Funeral services were held Sun
day morning at Andrew Chapel at
11:00 o'clock conducted by Rev. B.
T. Wharton Burial was in the
cemetery at that place, with the
ceremonies at the grave in charge
of the Masonic lodges of Monroe
City. Palmyra. Hunne well and Phil
A. J. Nolen has gone to Battle
Creek, Mich., where he will ' enter
the Battle Creek Sanitarium to un
dergo treatments , for stomach
trouble. Mr. Nolen expects to be
gone about six weeks or more.
Miss Fannie Jayne has accepted
a position as bookkeeper with the
Henderson & Son Produce Co.
The marriage of Miss Gertrude
ike to Mr. Raymond C. Rogers of
lannibal was celebrated at high
nuptial mass at 7 o'clock Monday
morning at the Church of the Im
maculate Conception with the pas
tor. Rev. Fr. D. F. Sullivan, as cele
brant. There were about seventy
five invited guest present.
Miss Pike is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Pike of Hannibal
and is well known by many in this
city. The attendants were Miss
Lillian Gatson of this city a child
hood friend of the bride, and Mr.
Russell Pike, brother of the bride.
Misses Lottie and Bess Montgom
ery and Opal Vaughn cousins of the
bride and Miss Lillian Gatson all of
this city attended the wedding.
Miss Bertha Jaeger gave a voice
and piano recital at her home in
this city last Thursday evening
About fifty person had the pleasure
of hearing some of the best music
ever given by a music class in this
city. Miss Jaeger has spent several
years studying voice and music and
is considered the best music teach
er in this city. About twenty
pupils rendered their parts. A
chorus of about twenty voices also
gave four numbers. Miss Jaeger
left Tuesday for Chicago where she
will spend two months studying
voice and music.
A System of Graft
Don't you remember how much
talk you beard of the economy the
government was to practice when
the railroads were taken over how
the high salaried officials were to be
trimmed; salaries cut to a minimum
and numerous high salaried jobs
done away with But now after an
investigation some light is thrown
upon this subject and it appears
that the widely heralded economy
that the government was to augu
rate in the management of the roads
was all "bunk" and that there are
quite a few railroad officials still
drawing salaries of $50,000 per year,
and unlimited numbers of them
drawing from $15,000 to $30,000
per year. It may be possible for
the government to operate the rail
roads, - telegraph and telephones
cheaper than individuals, but before
it is done the entire political system
of the nation will have to be revolu
tionized. The system of graft that
is prevalent must be eliminated be
fore it can be done. It can't be
done under the present system.
. Rev. O. Lindstrom filled the pul
pit at St. Paul's Church in Palmyra
Sunday. Rev. Lindstrom will con
duct services at that place the
second Sunday of each month until
the recently appointed pastor, Lieut
Richard Hatch returns to take up
work there. Lieut. Hatch who was
recently appointed to this place
has been in France for over a year
with the 35th division as a chap
lain. He bas beeo taking a special
course at a University in Vienna,
Austria for the past three months.
He expects to take up bis work in
Palmyra the middle of August
Ike Yeoman of near Clarecne.
who was indicted by the June grand
jury tor lorgery. was arrested in
Kansas City last week. He was
taken to Shelbyville by Sheriff Neff
Saturday morning where he gave
bond in the sum of $500 for his ap
pearance at the October term of
Circuit Court and was released. He
is charged with forging the name of
J. C. Noel to a check drawn on the
Bank of Lentner.
Miss Florence Ball, of Riverside,
CaL, arrived here Monday night to
spend the summer with her aunts
Mrs Zack Leake and Mrs. B L. Mc
me. Miss ball expects to stay
here with her aunt, Mrs. Leake,
this winter and attend the Monroe
City High School.
Mr. ana Mrs. j. m. jonnson and
daughter Judith Ellen and Mr. and
Mrs. J. S Conway and two children
Martha Elizabeth and Scott, left
Tuesday for a three weeks auto
mobile trip through Ohio and Ken
tucky where they will visit relatives
Frank Pence, a prominent farme
of Shelby county died suddeoly of
heart failure Thursday, June 26th
at his home northwest of Epworth
A lady who returned the other
day from a visit to a large city
where she did some shopping, was
giving her impressions of the kind
of service she got in the stores of
the big town. She spoke particular
ly of one place where she felt she
had very poor attention. She be
lieved the reason to be that she was
not dressed stylishly enough.
She had on a shirt waist and
skirt of refined appearance and ex
cellent quality. But as she failed
to present herself in the latest type
gown, the clerks as she believed
were discourteous and inattentive.
The store referred to was not one
supposed to be exceptionally ex
pensive or aristocratic. But the
clerks seemed to have acquired the
big city taint of judging everyone
by their clothes.
The big city stores have very bight
expenses, lney pay low prices to
a great deal of their help to offset
their costs. They have large num
bers of fluffy haired and empty
headed little upstarts, who offer
adulation to people whose appear
ance indicates wealth and who
maintain an indifferent air toward
others. Similarly the mail order
houses hire a great manv young;
people who have had inadequate
business trainiug, and whose mind
is on their pleasures rather than on
making a serious effort to render
In Monroe City where the clerks
are our own young people, intimate-
y associated with the life of the
town, earnestly desirous to win tne
favor of all types of people, condi
tions are very different.
The clerks are carefully trained
that they must give just as good at
tention to the woman who is wear
ing last year's gown or to the one
who has a shabby dress of unknown
age, as to a wealthy patron. They
find a pleasure in helping people of
struggling 'circumstances to solve
Prof, and Mrs. E. M. Sipple and
little daughter formerly of this city
but now of Moberly were in this
city Saturday visiting friends. Prof.
Sipple and family were enroute by
automobile to Burlington. Iowa.
where they will make their borne
Mr. Sipple being recently elected
superintendent of schools at that
Mrs. Rose Graham and daughter.
Miss Velma, of Perry are visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. V.
Democrat and K. C. Star for $1.
A drain of WW is Small
Yet if planted it will produce a large plant
and a hundred more grains of
wheat like itself
SMALL eye troubles or eye strains are just like this
grain of wheat small worries today, larger ones
tomorrow, and in a few days or weeks to come the
plant is grown and deeply rooted 'till no human power
can aid you. Do not incur this needless risk, but join
the large and growing list of Clover patients and have
your eyes examiued by the well known
Know How Specialist
ALL THIS WEEK AT THE