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Our past year's business has been a year of pleasure and profit to us, one of the best years of our ten years of business in Monroe City, an.d we most heartily thank our many patrons in helping us to tmild up a business of this kind and in appreciation of this we are going to put on one of the Biggest Bargain Sales, raning January 15, 1910, that has ever been pulled off in Monroe City. Prices are going to be smashed, cost cuts no figure in this sale. It will pay you to come for fifty miles to this sale. Department Store W J. ROUSE, Editor. R. F. HIXSON, City Editor. TERMS $1.00 PER YEAR Entered at City, Mo. tb(! poBtnfflco nt Monroe , tit 8i'conil-claB in at tf t. THURSDAY. DEC. 23. 1909 La Follette Talks. It is refreshing for a real United States senator -a Republican sena tor from the Republican state of Wisconsin -to tell the people in plain English the real condition of things in Washington under Repub lican rule. Here is LaFollette, in his own newspaper in a leading editorial, says: "As this is written congress is about to meet again in regular ses sion. Once more the national capi tol will become the chief battle ground of the great political contest now being waged throughout the that is meant to keep the faith with the voters any such bill will find quiet but speedy interment in the burial ground that already holds so many of its kind. "It is the president's duty to rec ommend. But Aldrich and Can non are there to command. If the senators and representatives who have in the past surrended their voices and votes to these two men should refuse to obey the command the machine would be broken. But will they do it?" BIG SUGAR COMPANY $695,573. PAYS To the United States Governraeut Arbuckle Brothers Confess to Having Committed Large 'Customs Frauds. Sheriff Marion Nolen spent Sat urday night in Shelbina. The Mon roe county sheriff was not here on business nor yet was he making a social call in the metropolis of Shelby county. The fact is. Mr. Nolen got turned around and drove what Senator 1 due north instead of south, landing in Shelbina when he expected to get to Paris to spend the night. It's a case of irresistible attraction. When a man gets within five or six miles of Shelbina he is drawn to ward this live town as if by a mag net. We hope Mr. Nolen found his accidental visit so pleasant that he will repeat it with malice afore- natinn fnr rnntrnl nf the ReDUbli can party. And seldom has there thought. - Democrat, been a contest with so much at j Marion stumbled over the town stake. Not only will its outcome I in the dark Mercury. determine the fate of the progress- j Poultry Wanted ! ive legislation the people are de- wm be at Burlington depot, manding so insistently, but it may ; Thursday, December 30, to buy a even change for years to come the j car ioad 0f poultry. Highest mar character of our political institu- ket prices paid. Will guarantee 11c tions. It means progress or reac-, for hens and chickens; 8c for geese; tion; advance or stagnation: the j gc for ducks; 5i c for old roosters, rule of privileged interests or the q a. SHIELDS, reign of the people And Node Green is happy It is a Many measures oi great uupui i-1 ance will be presented to congress for enactment into law. But over shadowing all these in immediate Mrs. Frank May and three child ren are with the homefolks in Shel- importance is the issue: Shall the j D'na will of Special Interests continue to prevail in national legislation, or shall it be the will of the people? This is the pressing question, for un til it is answered it is useless to look for any fulfillment of party promises. Aldrich is still "Boss of the Senate." Cannon is still "Czar of the House." And with these men in control of the Republican organization in congress, with the committees packed with their faith ful henchmen, witn tne business oi Mrs. William Kinchelo is visiting legislation engineered to suit their j Judge J. T. Perry and wife in Shel O S Jt 1 f - a a. u. uooae oi Kensseiaer. was with Monroe friends Thursday. Miss Vera Crane of Woodland, was with Monroe friends Saturday. Mrs. F. Mefford, of Rosebud, Mon tana, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Minnie Boulware. The well at the M. E. church is comrileted. It is 80 feet deep and has 50 feet of water in it. purposes, mere can De no measures enacted into law without the sanc tion of these two men. And we need only look back as far as the tariff session to determine what kind of legislation will receive the approval of the Middle West to tell where he will stand. Any bill that threatens Privilege, that is not byville. Tuesday was the shortest day of the day. Dr. Clarence McNutt is home from Kansas City for Christmas. . Mrs. Charles Young was Shelbina friends Tuesday. with Mica FceiA SfYkt nf flv haa hon framtd on the theory of the divine .thMrtnpno M'A. New York, Dec. 16. Arbuckle Brothers, the largest independent rivals of the American Sugar Re fining Co., have acknowledged that from 1898 to 1907 they, too. failed to pay to the government all the money due as customs charges on imported sugar. In settlement of all civil claims against them the Arbuckles have offered and the treasury department, with the con currence of the attorney general has accepted payment of $695,573. But criminal prosecution of these re sponsible will in no wise be ham pered or conditioned by this ac ceptance. The government has now receiv ed the following voluntary restitu tions and fines from importers of raw sugars: The American Sugar Refining Co. (voluntary). $2,000,000; the Ameri can Sugar Refining Co.. (fine im posed by the court), $135,000; Ar buckle Brothers (voluntary), $695, 573. Total recovered, $2,830,573. Today's announcement of new ir regularities in the sugar industry ramifying into quarters never sus pected by the public, was made dur ing a recess of the criminal trial of six employes of the American Sugar Refining Co. Stinson and Dennison, special counsel for the government, then gave out a state ment in part, as follows: ' In June last we commenced an investigation as to the weights on which duties were paid on sugar landed on the docks of the sugar re finery of Arbuckle Brothers in the port of New York. The, members of that firm voluntarily gave us ac cess to their books and a thorough investigation was made of those ', books and of the customs house j J records. i "As a result a shortage was re-; ! ported to the members of the firm ' and as soon as they had verified the government's figures they vol untarily offered to pay this sum without suit, into the treasury of the United States government." Another Returns. We are informed that W.- W- Crigler formerly of this vicinity but now a resident of Welch,- Oklahoma will return to his farm near Stouts ville. Stoutsville Banner. Winchell See, of Hunnewell. haa been over to visit his motner, Mrs, Patsy See, who is quite ill. Interested in Monroe. ! ! . In a letter to the DEMOCRAT E. ! , G. Shryack, of Los Angeles, Cal., en ; closes $2.00 and in part says: j We are all well and although j working as hard as ever have time to note the general improvements and new things in Momoe and vicinity. We often think of our many Monroe friends and occasion ally see one of them here. Wishing you all A Merry Christ mas and Prosperous New Year. Xmas Post Cards. -L. M. Wood. Monroe City Mo Dear Santa Claus Dec 18 1909 I am a little boy 3 years old I live on main St In Monroe City I want you to bring me a hobby Horse and a horn to ! Blow Some candy nuts and some apples Bring Otie Some Candy this is all good by From your little friend Joe Wilson Indian Creek. Dana Rodgers and family passeP through this place last Thursday enroute to Monroe where they will make their future home. Mrs. Will Miskell is sick of La Grippe. The Clapper school gave a box supper Saturday night and cleared $17 which is to be used for library purposes. Corley &. Spalding report the fol lowing as having brought in tur keys during the past week: R. A. Hays, W. A. Finnigan. Mrs. T. H Simms, B. J. Peirceall, R. F. Rar sons, Mrs. J. A. Lawrence and R. J. Hayden. . Miss Anna Daclors of Shelbina, came over Friday afternoon to visit her friend, Miss Temperance Smith. Mrs. Zack Young of Palmyra, has been the guest of her son, Edgar Young and family. James Mudd was visitor Saturday. a Hannibal hiris1tinni.ffl Oj Is what we wish all our I customers and friends. We thank you for V respectfully ask you to come again. Yours truly,; l Yates & t ! s liearmaii. irfh at i na i wiu'jr i si riiiM rr r nm a-r-r i..,,. .,T 7 ,,. IS'