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ROE CITY DEMOC
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, October 3, 1919
Against the Bond Issue
Road Bonds Have Been
Defeated in the .
Webster, (2d vote)
Monroe .County does not
look so lonely as was pre
dicted. In many counties
advocates cannot even get a
BECAUSE, it is taxation without representation.
BECAUSE, it would mean a reat waste to undertake it nqw
on account of the high cost of labor.
BECAUSE, the law provides that the road shall be built by
contract and as a result non-residents will do the work.
BECAUSE, it will pauperize : hundreds of people in Monroe
BECAUSE, it will raise rent.
BECAUSE, it will raise interest.
BECAUSE, it will tend to drive local money into non-taxable
BECAUSE, the merchant will pay his additional taxes by
raising the profit on his goods, thereby adding more to the
high cost of living.
BECAUSE, you have investigated and know that your taxes
for 1919 is already about 50 per cent higher than it
was in 1916.
BECAUSE, you and your family are in need of many com
forts afld conveniences which the same money would buy.
LFoj? these &nd many other
reasons that could be giveii,
vote "NO" on the pending
bond iSSUe. Advertisement
C. B. Anderson was in Quincy
Mrs. Mabel Hagan spent the day
in Hannibal, Wednesday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Barr
Wednesday. Sept 23rd, a son.
Mrs. Julius Jackson went to St.
Louis Saturday for a few days.
. Mrs. Homer Harrison spent Sun
day with homefolks at Hunnewell.
Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Bolen, of
- Shelbina visited in this city Monday.
Miss Florence DeLasbmutt went
to Macon Tuesday for a few days
The U. D. C. will met Saturday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. C. A
Hugh Ford, who has been serious
ly ill for several days is reported
J. G. Welsh and sister, Mrs. Lee
Rice visited at Hunnewell Tuesday
Harry V. McNutt and family, of
Tulsa, Okla.. visited over Sunday
with home folks.
Mrs. Rolla Armstrong and Mrs.
Jencie Davis spent Wednesday vis
iting in Stoutsville.
A. B. Spalding has returned from
a two weeks trip through the oil
fields of Oklahoma.
Mrs. Wm. Youell and little
daughter, Mabel Ruth and Miss
Anna Griffin went to Hannibal
Wednesday to spend the day.
Mrs. Frank Wright and daughter.
Miss Lucile were shopping in Han
nibal last Saturday.
Mrs. D. S. Sharp spent Tuesday
visiting her daughter Mrs R. E.
Leake at Hunnewell.
It's one tbing to talk and another
to actually catch a profiteer with
his feet in the trough.
Mrs E. T. Griffith and daughter,
Helen, of Quincy visited in this city
several days last week.
A little daughter took up ber
abode at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm Burditt Sept. 23rd.
When the decline in prices does
come, wonder if they'll let us select
the things to come down?
A eon arrived at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Harn, south of
town, Sunday, Sept. 28th.
Miss Belle Tbrelkeld. one of our
public school teachers is recovering
from a two weeks illness.
Mrs. E. S. Setz of Casper Wyom
ing came in Tuesday to visit Mrs.
D. S. Sharp end other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Miller left for
their home at St. Louis after a short
visit at the home of G. D. Hays.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Glenn, of
Brook field is visiting at the home
of Mrs. Glenn's' sister Mrs. G. D.
Hays of near this city. -
A "Rural Carriers examination
was held here Saturday by Secy. J
C. Eneor to fill a probable vacancy
in a Hunnewell route Seven ap
plicants taking the examinations.
According to one preacher
"Hell won't be such a bad place if
only the hypocrites are kept out."
Robert Hawkins who is attend
ing Gem City Business College visit
ed over Sunday with the homefolks.
Mrs. J R. Carrico returned home
Wednesday after visiting a week
with Cbas Dempsey and family at
Mrs. Stephen Glasscock, of New
London returneed home Saturday
after visiting at the home of R. S.
The Missionary Society, of the
Methodist Church will meet this
afternoon at the borne of Mrs. W. R.
Lambert Hagan recently sold
their residence property to Tom
Montgomery, who will take posses
sion at once
Patrons wishing photos for Christ
mas will please have their negatives
made before December 1st Miss
Mr 8. Lena Wunch Brown and
little Eon came in from Deer Is
land, Oregon, Friday and will make
this city ber home for the future
Miss Anna Nolen, Editor of the
Semi Weekly News who has been
spending two months in Colorado
returned borne Sunday much bene
fited in health.
A seven pound daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Arm
strong, of Odessa. Mo, Sept. 25.
Mrs. Armstrong will be remember
ed as Miss Virgie Nolen.
About Good Roads
The people of Missouri are amply
able to lift the state from the mud
of its dirt highways to a better
rank than twenty-ninth place in the
good roads movement, according to
figures gathered by J. Frank Smith,
manager of the Good Roads Associ
ation of Greater Kansas City, who
reported that figures were being
mailed to various county officials
interested in 365-day roads.
"Last year's crop and farm prod
ucts were valued at more than 940
million dollars, according to the re
port of the Missouri Borrd en Ap i
culture," said Mr Smith. 'This is
the largest in the state's history.
The value of Missouri live stock on
hand January 1 of this year was in
excess of 408 million dollars, mak-
ling a total of farm products sold
and on band oi more than 1 14
billion dollars. Tbis sum repre
sents $1,685 for each farm in the
"Missouri banks are bulging with
money deposited by citizens of
every community. Practically
every home has to its credit from
a few hundred to several thousand
dollars in Liberty Bonds, Indica
tions are that live stock and crops
of the state this year will be far in
excess of 1918."
The people of Missouri are able
to buy practically anything they
want. Mr. Smith believes, and many
of their purchases will be for motor
cars, trucks and motor farm ma
chinery. This means that the
state's highways will have to carry
a greater traffic than at any time
in the history of Missouri, and that
only hard surfaced roads will meet
the demands of the situation."
The Coal Supply
In the passing of the summer
season with the advent of the pres
ent week, the householders of the
land are brought to attention in the
matter of their coal supply for the
approaching colder season and the
following facts in relation to the
conditions which now obtain and
those likely to govern the ability of
the public in getting the black dia
mond into theirj basements. The
paragraphs are from the Sept. 17th
Commerce and Finance:
"The attitude of the convention
of the United Mine Workers of
America, now in session in Cleve
land, is not calculated to inject any
re-assuring element into the coal
situation. John L Lewis, acting
president advocated a nation-wide
strike to be called November 1, un
less a satisfactory agreement in the
bituminous field is reached. Na
tionalization of the mines and the
thirty-hour week have been adopt
ed in principle, and the only reso
lution favorable to the situation
was the condemnation of the I. W.
W. and kindred movements.
"The 27,000 strikers in the Scran
ton.lPennsylvania district have re
fused to parley. Wyomiog collier
ies are tied up, and the positive as
surances which coal operators have
been giving that the supply will be
sufficient for the winter, will take
on an element of uncertainty unless
the labor outlook improves.
"The bituminous output decreas
ed during the week ending August
30. to 10.197.000 tons, from 10,662.
000 tons theweek previous- An-1"
thracite production "reached the" "
highest figure of year, 1,946000
tons, 42 per cent above the figures
cf the previous week. Car shortage
seems less acute and anthracite
shipments for August totaled
6,144.144 tons against 6.052.334
tour in Julv, the highest figure
since last October. Coke produc
tion is actually increasing."
Therefore it would seem that re
gardless of the volume of coal ready
to be mined that the supply of the
the next five months lies much at
the mercy of a fate that may be
governed by the demand
Miss Gladys Pierceall and Mr.
Wilfred Mudd, both of this city,
were quietly married early Satur
day morning, Sept. 27, 1919. at the
Holy Rosary Church, the ceremony
being performed by Rev Fr J. J
Jermain. The wedding march was
rendered by Miss Agues Mudd and
the bridal attendants were Miss
Virgie Hoar and Mr. Arold Hays.
iT.mfdiately fr r the ceremony
ttic undul puny eujoyed a wedding
breakfast at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Pier
ceall. The best wishes of the Democrat
follow this popular young couple to
their new home on East Dover St.,
where they will be at home to their
The members of the Methodist
Church at Shelbina held a reception,
in the church parlors for their new
pastor Rev. and Mrs. C A. Lanius
and also for Rev. and Mrs. H. C
Bolen who moved to Shelbina from
The daylight savings repeal law
which was recently passed by , con
gress provides that we go back to
sun time at midnight on Oct. 26th
Mrs. L. C, Newton, of Moberly
and Mrs, R. T. W, See, of near Hun
newell have been the guests of
their brother, J. G Kincaid and wife.
Why not. become a regular sub
scriber to the Democrat?