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FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY C V I HP ' ..I Qj u u u m w Wed. Jan. n i r i h L ed leaFimg. SaBe We are going to offer the public our entire stock of Men's and Boy's Suits and Overcoats at LESS THAN MANUFACTURER'S COST. We have just finished cleaning up all our odds and ends and we have now to offer the cleanest stock of merchandise in this section of the country. Merchandise That is New and UptoDate. Purchased This Season. We will quote the following that w will offer in this Big Reduction Sale: Men's $25.00 and $22.50 Suits at - $16.50 Boy's $10.00 and $9.00 Suits at - $7.O0 Men's $20.00 and $18.00 Suits at . $13.50 By's 850 and 806 Suits at " $600 Boy's 7.50 and 6.50 Suits at - $5.00 Men's $16.50 and $15.00 Suits at - $11.50 Qoy,s q 0Q and 5.00 Snits aty - $3.75 Men's $12.50 and $10.00 Suits at - $7.50 Boy's 4.00 and 3.50 Suits at - $2.50 Big reduction on all Winter Underwear, Corduroy Pants, Cordury Coats and Duck clothing come and get them while they last. Never will you have an opportunity like this again. J THE DEMOCRAT, X. J. ROUSE, Editor. 3. T. POLLARD, City Editor. V l'?MS $1.00 PER YEAR i.Tered at tte PosiofBce at Monroe City Missouri, as second-class matter. The V Owls. THURSDAY, JAN. 25. 1912. Democrats Take Notice. There will be a mass meeting of Monroe County Democrats at Paris Saturday Jan. 27 at 1 p. m. Hon. Wm. S. Cowherd and State Com mittetnan J. B. Shannon will be present. R. S. McClintic was appointed special judge to try a case in Cir cuit Court at Paris. The case is a controversy growing out of an ef fort of the town of Madison to ex tend its corporate limits. We know nothing about the merits of the case but feel sure Mr. McClintic will prove equal to the occasion and preside with dignity and judgment. E. D. Lund berg who holds a good position in the U. S. Navy on the U. S. S, Neb., is here visiting his father, Louis Lundberg. Mr. Lund berg has served four years, receiv ed an honorable discharge and likes the work so well that he has re-enlisted for another four years. He is a most excellent young man and in him' the Navy has a worthy young man. He visited -various parts of the world and greatly enjoys his trips on the Nebraska. Such young men as Mr. Lundberg are what make the U. S. Navy formidable. ' ' Coal I will have several cars of good 111., Lump Coal on track this week. Can fill your coal orders promptly Both phones. LEWIS NASH. Nuck Matson will make the race for the nomination for Sheriff at the coming primary in Ralls County. The Owls Nest in this city in stalled the following officers for the coming year at its regular meeting Monday night: W. M. Hicks. Pre3. J. A. Clawson, V. P. S. G. Demaree. P. P. S. T. Pollard, Secy. Dr. J. R. Dawson, I. Dan Ryan, Sen. Other officers not present will be installed later. That Big Debate. That big debate we have been telling you abont will be held in the High School Auditorium Friday evening, February 2. The subject for discussion is. Resolved that the time has come when capital pun ishment should be abolished. Messrs. C. L. Carpenter, Byron Mc Farland and E M. Sipple will up hold the afflmative side of the ques tion. The negative side wilr be ministered to by Rev. . W. Garnet Alcorn. Rev. T. D. Brown, and Rev, W. P. Wynn. The proceeds will be used for theJ benefit of the public High School piuno fund. Let Lambert Lane take your measure for a new up-to-date suit of clothes. In the meantime stay in the swim by having your old suit cleaned and pressed. The Norborne Democrat which is one of our best exchanges has commenced its eleventh year. It fights valiantly for Missouri ' and for Democracy. Such papers are a great benefit to the people. Edwin Dauma recently under went an operation for appendicitis at a hospital at Danville, 111. " At lak reports he was reported doing nicely. " John A. ''Spalding, of Sapulpa Okla., was the guest of his brother W. B. Spalding in this city Sunday. "A man should never be hanged or otherwise deprived of life," say mere men. "There you err, friends, we do not agree with you" sayeth the ministers. What say you? Hear it fought out at the auditorium, Frebruary 2. One person was killed and three badly injured when a Wabash freight crushed into a Burlington passenger train at Hull, 111., Mon day. NOTICE. Having sold my Stock of Hard ware and Implements to A. Jaeger, Jr.. I insist on all those owing me on account or note to call and set tle at once. A. JAEGER. Better buy a ticket in advance for the big debate to be held in the High School Auditorium, Feb. 2 You will thus avoid being in the jam of ticket buyers at the door. If your suit is out of shape don't think it is worthless. Lambert Lane can renovate it by cleaning and pressing. A. A. Melson has been very un forfunate the past year. He lost about 175 head of hogs, had two horses to fall on the ice and die and a strawstack fell on and killed a calf. When it comes to holding money which collectors of rare and valua ble coin or other kinds of money J. S. Rutledge has the lead on any one in tfiis- vicinity. He has two old bills which a prominent collec tor, who thought he was posted on such "matters, declared there were no such bills out. Wade & Dawson have returned from Kansas City where they at tended the Implement Dealers meeU ingr - ' ' Mrs. W. W. Longmire was j Han nibal visitor Monday. Built His Own Coffin; Dies. Vandalia, Mo.. Jan. 22.-D. W. Hughes, inventor of the first hand corn planter used in the United; States, died in Hamilton, O, last : night and will be buried to-morrow . in Vandalia. ! Col. Hughes built his coffin twen-; ty years ago an4 frequently tried it to see that he had not outgrown it. It took him several months to build the coffin, which weighs 300 pounds and is composed of heavy oak and walnut boards. The cor ners are plastered with plaster of paris and the box is air ti&ht He was born in 1829 and was the inventor of several other things besides the hand corn planter. i Claud Henderson is in New York City this week representing the Henderson & Sons Produce Co . in suit pending in that city in which the company is plaintiff. The Pro duce Co., seeks to recover $800.00 from a Commission Qx, which it claims is rightfully due it from the Commission Co. The case was called Monday but at this time no news of- the result has been received. Lump Coal. If yolk want good, clean, lump or nut coal, that is well screened and free from slack order of Lewis Nash Basket Ball, Hannibal vs Monroe Friday nijht 8:15. Also a girl's game between and before. In going through some old papers recently J. A. Spalding found a $500 C. S. A. bill, $10 and $5 Bank of East Tennessee (Knoxville,. Tenn.) bills and a 50 cent State of Alabama bill. - There are several hundred people each owing the Democrat one or more $ $ $. We could use them if paid to us.' In fact we need them. Wanted A farm hand. Man with small family, either white or colored. Also have an extra good pair of mares for sale. Both in foal. WALTER MOSS. 2 1-12. Thos. Ardrey and wife, of Ludlow, Mo., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Armstrong in this city the first of the week. Monroe City should be well rep resented at the Democratic meeting at Paris next Saturday. Byron Dunlap formerly editor o the Hunnewell Graphic paid the Democrat pleasant call Monday. , Victor Spalding came in from Chicago to spend Sunday with the homefolks. J The friends of Mrs. Belle Van schoaick of this city will be sorry to hear that owing to poor health she has decided to enter a Sani tarium for treatment. J. M. Nickell fell recently on a ' slick sidewalk at Hannibal and. crippled himself very badly. - Quite a number of farmers have lost horses on account of the wormy corn. Mrs. E. T. Griffith and daughter. Josephine, were the guests of Han nibal friends the latter part of last week. Dr. Hull has for sale several met al bedsteads with mattresses; also tables, chairs and various other household articles. Call at the -hospital. J. W. Long of.Stoutsville, was a . pleasant caller at this office Tues day. , Mrs. J. CL Ensor accompanied her little grandson, Arthur Lee Lange,. to his home at Anabel, Tuesday. i i mm . ... John Demaree, of St. Louis was visiting his father. S. G. Demaree in ' this city the first of the week. ' W..R. Smith was a Quincy visitor-Tuesday. - x.