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Sounds Like a New Court House.
The sentiment for a new court house in Monroe county seems about as strong as the 6 to 1 senti ment for a new capitol. Here is the way men are talking: W. P. Ellington, south of Holli day: 'The old court house is a dis grace to the county." J. D. Evans, near Holliday: "I will vote for it. We have been needing it for years." W. L Kirgan, Stoutsville: "I am for the court house proposition. We will be proud of it when it is built." R. 0. Minor, near Cross Hollow: "I am for it and am afraid $100. 000 will not build as good a house as we need." John A. Wilson, Holliday: i'l am for it. but think if any change was made in the price it should be made $150,000. Ad Gwyn, near Holliday: "Ours is a progressive community and will vote practically solid for the new court house." Robert McCann. west of Paris: "We need the new building. The county can build it and the people will hardly know it." John T Wright, northwest of Paris: "I believe our vicinity is for the proposition to a man. The county certainly needs that build ing." Wm. Hattersly, a Victor mer chant: "I'm for the new court house of course. I think our part of the county will give it a big ma jority." Wat S. Woodson, Monroe City: "You can count me in favor of the new court house. Monroe county needs it badly and is amply able to have it." A. J. Curtright. near Welch: "Everybody agrees that we need a new court house. I'm for it and think there will be a big majority in our vicinity." W. W. Longmire, Monroe City: "The need for a new court house could hardly be greater. I'm for it and think it will get a good vote in our vicinity. ' Jomes R. Wright, south of Holli day: I am for the new court house. We need a safe place to keep the records. I do not know of a vote in my community against it. Emmet Hallock, Monroe City: If I had a hundred votes Id cast every one for the new court house I don't know a county anywhere that needs such a building as badly as ours Wm Johnson, near Cecil: "I don't believe there is any opposi tion to the proposition out our way. I've heard many farmers who voted no four years ago say they will vote yes this time." J. E. Atterbury, Marion town snip iarmer ana stockman: A new court house is an actual necessity I took a look at the old one the other day. I do not know of a vote in my community against it' H. J. Clapper, farmer and stock man near Stoutsville; "I haven' heard any talk against the proposi tion, I can t say how others wil vote but I'm for it good and strong because it is so badly needed. William H. McCreery, Florida: mat proposition ought to carry with ease, with everybody admit ting the need of a safe and suitable court house. Florida precinct wil give it a big majority from present indications, Louis Phillips, constable of Wash ington township: I fought the last court house proposition out in Washington township, but I'm go ing to vote for this one and do al I can for it. I don't hear any oppo sition out my way. Geo. W. Thompson, Stoutsville: 1 hope the majority for the court house will be even larger than for the state capitol. The need is just as great. Nobody would be hurt by such a tax as would be required Why, my cigar bill in a week would pay my court house tax for a year.' Jas. R. Todd, near Long Branch "I stand square toed for the propo sition, first, last and always. We need a building in keeping wit the times and one that will com pare favorably with our neighbors I am an old man and expect to die soon but my children will be here. Wm Stetson, near Victor; "I own one of the largest farms in my township and I'm going to vote for B new court house because it is plain business proposition. We need it and can afford to have it I don't think anybody would be A uuu w uuua aujuuuj itvuiu w hurt by such a trifling tax it would require. C. O. Mason, Jr., the Strother stockman: "I think most every body in our vicinity will vote for the proposition. So far as I know the young men are solid for it Such a light tax couldn't hurt any body and a slightly, fireproof build ing would be worth something to everybody." Henry C. Long, Clay township: "I'm for the court house for two reasons. Ihe hrst is the great need of such a building and the other is hat it pays to be progressive. I have been a builder, as you know. and have learned by experience that it pays to fix things up right while you are about it." W. A. Poteet, one of the largest and owners in the county: "I am up and running for the new court house proposition. I like to see public improvments. It is what it takes to make a country worth liv ing in. We are plenty able to have what we need, and we certainly need a modern court house." Hon. James H. Whitecotton: "I don t live in Monroe county now and am not supposed to be inter ested but in my opinion it would be folly to put less than $100,000 in a new building. I voted no four years ago simply because I knew $50,000 would not build such a court house as Monroe county need ed." Dr. Hampton, of Monroe City: I'm for the proposition and do not think $100,000 too much. It will get a good vote at Monroe. Some peoole seem to think the amount too large but without exception they insist that we need a new court house and I think nearly everybody will vote for the proposition on the 2th." Hon. J. Weldon Hardesty, near North Fork: "I'm for the proposi tion. I think it will get a strong vote out our way. Counties of much less wealth than ours are out stripping us on public buildings and we ought to build a new court house, not only to keep up with the times but because we need it so badly," Mayor James S. Scott, Street Commissioner Leake, City Attorney R. S. McClintic. Dr. Hampton. W. S. Woodson and other prominent citi zens of Monroe City expressed them selves in favor of the proposition while in Paris, Tuesday. "Monroe City has the credit of originating this court house agitation and its up to us to give it our support, one of these gentlemen said. Mat Gngsby. near Granville: "We are for the proposition out our way, you bet! We are simply tempting fate every day we allow our public records to remain where they are and when we attend court we suf fer all sorts of inconveniences. My farm is a long ways from Paris but m wining to pay tne sngnt in crease m taxation tor a new court house, not only because we need it but because it would enhance the value of my property." C, S. Wood, near Granville: "I'm for that proposition because it is a matter of personal concern to me and every other property owner in Monroe county, None of us know when we go to bed at night wheth er our court records will be in ex istence when we get up in the morning, and all of us know the cost to us in establishing titles in court if this old building should burn would be much more than the little increase in taxation for a building that would protect ou documents and advertise our enter prise." F. S. Orton, northeast of Paris ' Every property owner in Monroe county should favor that proposi tion. not only because of the im mense loss tne Durning or the pre sent old ruin would entail but be cause of the influence it would have on homeseekers from a distance. When I came out here to look at farm the old court house gave me such a bad impression about the county that I decided to take the next train for home But when found land so . good and so cheap and the people so very clever I con eluded that they were really better and more progressive than the old court house would indictate. I be lieve a new court house would be worth all it cost just as a monu ment to our progressive spirit aid wondertul resources. Samuel Montgomery came in Saturday for a short visit with his family. Mr. Montgomery is in the employ of the M. K. & T. Railroad and spent most of the summer in Olrlohnma Him. a I vnnnmma. ii gives a ICullul HU count of the heat this summer in that stater" A Gold Mine in Missouri For you, quit emigrating. Try Missouri first and you won't I've a farm of 80 acres 1 1-2 miles from this city, fine farm land with good buildings, you can buy at a bargain. It will pay you to investigate this offering; will rent this farm for corn. 9-14 NODE GREEN. THE FALL OF TROY September 7. Gem Theatre two thousand feet, also other good pictures. Only 10c One day recently when C. C. Schafer was passing Turner's drug store he noticed a ten dollar bill on the side walk. On closer observa tion he picked up several other bills amounting to about $5U beside sev eral checks and important receipts. Mr. Schafer promptly informed the clerk, Frank Grimm, of his find whereupon Frank realized the fact that in cleaning up the waste paper he had thrown the wealth out the door as waste paper. It is needless to say that Frank executed a snake dance when he discovered his mis take. E, J. Alexander has received some beautiful white orpingtons and is going to do his part toward making Monroe City famous for raising fine chickens. There are quite number of fanciershere and they will more than likely organize breeders association and then ad vertise. In this way they will build up a big business as only the best are to be handled by members of the association. They want to get and maintain a reputation for the best in the poultry line. Dr. and Mrs. W. B. A. McNutt have gone to Chicago to attend meeting of the C. B. &. Q. railroad surgeons. Dr. Pratt at Bebb's Jewelry Store Sept. 12th. Eyes tested free. THE FALL OF TROY September 7. Gem Theatre two thousand feet, also other good pictures. Only 10c Judge B. F. Vaughn of South ork, spent Sunday night with rel atives in this city. The Judge had his weather eye out for good mules although when questioned along that line he assumed a very inno cent expression. For Rent. 5-room cottage. Apply to Mrs, S. E. Boarman. Worth Thinking About And aside from a county pride which insists upon a county capito in keeping with the wealth and dig nity ot its citizenship, the man who owns real estate will vote for the court house proposition for self protection. Everybody knows there is not a fireproof vault in the pres ent structure. Everybody knows it is an old tinderbox that would defy all efforts to quench the flames if they once got good headway. Everybody knows this would mean the loss of records and papers of personal value to every property owner. Without them it would be impossible to establish titles except after costly court procedure, which would mean stagnation in real es tate values, endless litigation in the courts, and an era of prosperity among the lawyers such as they never experienced before. Ihe act ual cost to the county in one year, aside from the losses to the indi vidual citizen, would be more than sufficient to nav for a $100,000.00 court house. The experiences or Montgomery and other counties along this line should be enough to awaken Monroe county people to the possibilities of the situation. For these reasons, and others that might be named, an overwhelming majori ty of those who own property will work and vote for the proposition, Paris Appeal. Eyes Tested Free at Bebb's Jew elry Store Tuesday, Sept. 12th. Harry McNutt who has been with the State Geologist during the past few months is at home for a few days. He is a teacher in the State School of Mines and is one of the Monroe boys who te making good. Bring your children and have their eyes tested. If we find that glasses are not needed we tell you so. Dx. Pratt at Bebb's Tuesday, Sept. 12th. Don't suffer with headaches, con sult Dr. Pratt the eye expert at Bebb's jewelry store, Tuesday, Sept 12th. We guarantee our optical work. See Dr. Pratt at Bebb's Tuesday, Sept 12th.. Seed Rye at Green & Maxwell's. Quincy Tip Ton Bread at Schafer's. Miss Ethel McNutt has been visit ing Shelbina friends. Helen Southern spent the first of the week at Rensselaer. Born, on Sept. 4th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hollander. Dr. W. S. Harwood of Rensselaer, visited his daughters this week. Lost Sunday, at South park, a pair of spectacles. Roy Goens. Elliott sells Butter Krust Bread, the kind that pleases everybody. For Sale Good seasoned wood, tf Leek Melson. Bell Phone 71 Miss Lillie Blauton, of Paris spent part of the week with friends here. Try Butter Krust Bread. You will like it. Elliott's restaurant sells it. F. H. Hagan shipped two loads of fine cattle of his own feeding, uesday. Mrs. John Finley, of Rensselaer has been visiting her daughter, Mrs, Roy McFarland. The DEMOCRAT from now until Jan. 1, 1912 for only 25 cents. Ask your friends to try it. B. B. Aylsworth of Syracuse, New York, has been visiting the family of A. J. Shepard. George DeLashmutt and family have been spending several days with relatives and friends here. Elbert Yates left Tuesday for a trio through Texas. He will visit relatives in that state while absent. See the free demonstration of Sunshine Biscuits at E. L Anderson & Son's store Saturday September 9th. E. H. Kratz, of Tampa, Fla., is vis iting his son E. E. Kratz. Mr. Kratz spent about two months in the west. Mrs. C. F. Kaden and children have returned to their home at Tampa, Florida after a visit with relatives here. J. I. Harwood who has been visit ing his sisters, Mrs. Southern and Mrs. Rutledge has returned to his home in St. Louis. Mrs. Mollie Breeding and son Russell returned to their home at Oakland, Calif, after a pleasant visit with relatives here. Don't let fertilizer agents deceive you in telling you mat you can t get Raw Bone. Green & Maxwel can get you all you want. C. L. Drescher and Paul Adams with their wives spent part of the week at Hannibal with their friends Peter Werner and family. Perhaps the bread you have bought did not suit you. Try Butter Krust and you will be pleased. On sale at Elliott's Restaurant. W. E. Shannon and his mother Mrs. Kittie Shannon and Eugene Brown departed Tuesday for a trip to Colorado and other western states Mrs. Eunice Noble of Syracuse New York, and Mrs. Mary Ayls worth of Lincoln, Neb., have been visiting their sister, Mrs. A. Shepard. Judge W. T. Ragland was with Monroe friends Saturday. He is filling the position of Circuit . Judge with great credit to himself and is the right man for the place. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miller and two children and Miss Ora Kator Canton, came through Saturday in an automobile to visit Mrs. Miller'i Daren ts. John I. Thomas and wife, Mrs. Anabell Davis has rented suit of rooms in Kirksville and wi spend the winter there for the pur Dose of placing her daughter, Miss Emma D. in the State Norma! School at that place. The 20th Century Furnaces are constructed upon the latest scient ific principles combining the great est economy and efficiency. See them at Johnson & Hopkins. Ex. Sen. Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, is dead at tne age oi a years, tie was a native of Kentucky, a lawyer of distinction and for many years a leading democratic politician. His home was at Uorsicana, lexas. Macon City has a fire bug in its midst A number of fires have occured there lately of an incendi ary origin. The police are at a loss to get a reason as it does not seem that robbery is the motive. ... Lost. A gentleman's coat, between Monroe City and Nolen school house. Leave with J. A. Mudd at brick baral J ' 'Win. Green. Ryan's Low Prlcesl Men's and Misses' Children's and Women's Every Day Shoes: 10c, 25c, 60c, 75c, 95c and $1.25. Forty-Five Large Bins to Select from. RYAN SHOE CO., 207 N. Main St Hannibal. Mo JAMES T, SANDIFER Licensed Auctioneer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Monroe City. - Missouri What Bond Says. Monroe City, Mo., Sept. 5, 1911, Ed. Monroe City Democrat, It has been suggested by some of our voters, that One Hundred Thou sand Dollars might be more than necessary to complete our new Court Building. Jasper and Boone County have just built theirs cost ing over this amount. After seeing these buildings and talking with those interested in their construc tion, I feel sure our County Judges have made no mistake in providing for our present and future records. n years past while building mate rial and labor was at least thirty per cent less than now,, we would not have considered voting less than Fifty Thousand Dollars to build with brick and frame con struction. With the advance price of material and labor added to this the extra cost of reinforced fireproof material so necessary in keeping our public records, besides saving in insurance and knowing we are to use material that in a very few years our public buildings will be entirely constructed withy the nec essary cost of holding elections- from time to time would soon cost a good part of this amount No county in the state is better pre pared to issue these bond or needs a first class fire proof Court House more than Monroe County. Very Respt, W. L. Bond. 0. A. Brown and wife aire proud of the son which arrived Monday, at their home in Hannibal. Attend the free demonstration of Sunshine Biscuits at E. L- Ander son &. Son's store Saturday, Septem ber 9th. Albert Means of Kansas City, has been visiting friends in this city. WANTFD All the old rubber," zinc, copper, brass and tintoil in tne country. Highest market price paid. At Brick Barn. J. A. MUDD. Card of Thanks. We desire to thank our many kind friends for their assistance and sympathy during the sickness and death of our son William Lewis. May Heaven bless you all. William Musgrove and family. A Reception. A reception in honor of Miss Ruby Hord was held Friday after noon at the residence of Mrs. "Joe Smith. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Lam bert Hagan being the joint hostesses for the occasion. On the spacious, vine shaded veranda Mrs. Ivan Yates and Mrs. Carol Jackson served punch to the guests as they arrived. They were gracefully assisted by Miss Lucile Proctor. The receiving line was composed ot Mrs. KoDinson, Mrs. mith, Miss Hord, Mrs. Lambert Hagan and Mrs. Hord. Mrs. Smith wore a beautiful gown of yellow satin trimmed in black; Miss Hord was becomingly attired in blue voile trimmed in black satin and cream lace; Mrs. Hagan wore a white lin gerie gown; Mrs. Hord also wore white; Mrs. Robinson's gown was of white satin. The rooms were decorated with golden rod, the color scheme being yellow and white. In the dining room where the refreshmenss were served, the orchestra rendered a number of beautiful selections. Miss Ethie Lewis read two selections that were very much appreciated by those present The many guests are unanimous in saying that this delightful affair proved one of the most pleasant of the season. Each one sincerely wishing a happy future for Miss Hord who became the bride of Mr. Eramett Hallock on Wednesday evening. ,