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Advertisements "dry" with the four years preceding
when it wps "wet." The advertise-
Two of Monroe County's citizens ments state that bank deposits in
gave up their lives in the month creased $251,848 that the number
of February, 1913 on account of 0f depositors iucreed; that crimi
strong drink. Yet they say the nal costs decreased $3.59676; that
evil effects of the salom .ire not assessed valuation of merchants''
.felt here. stocks increased $73,190; that us-
sessed of real and personal property
"Where does the revenue come increased $2,809,650 in the 'dry'
from which the dram shop keeper period, compared with $1,199,940
pays into the treasury of the city? jn the "wet" period and there was
He tiets it across the bar Do you J no increase of taxation.-K. C.
not think th's money would help Star.
more if passed across the counters,
of the clothing stores, the dry good Monroe County has been License
store, the s-hoe More? It would i territory for over forty years and
help th" 'own ore and help the the linwor law has never been en
families oi' ih-- p Mchnser.s more."
The ! : ;. ' is ; v id
mighty clii-. i (';; i :'i'i.r -jnostio:!
by some men. li'i" i; ri' way
it worked out in N 'osno.
When the t'.-wn i dry tour
years 4o t'leiv ..re iii. :z f.ilo-ms
that paid $10;i() ;.ch t ; y rt'niniH
Good citizens ; j i ' 'We will out
law the busings t veu ii i increases
the tax rate, o.p cji ii. eonirary. it
reduced it 25 rvnt ; in the hundred
If you donbi ihis. wiiu- the city
$4000, in the
Collector ju-t made
report, and reports
treasury This is the
second time in years thit the city
has shown a balance. The other
time was a year aJo under the local
option law. Webb City's rate for
city purposes has been reduced now
to 1 per cent, the lowest rate of any
city of its size in the country, La
mar, under local option has paid off
$40,000 of bonded indebtedness and
reduced her tax since the saloons
went out five years ago.
We challenge the opposition to
cite any city in Missouri that has
had to increase its tax rate due to
the closing of dram shops.
Once More Taxes.
The dram-shop keeper would a
little rather you would put a big
tax on him than a little one for it
makes him votes and he does not
pay a single dollar of it anyway.
The saloon does not make money
or r.'! I ov ! 'a- to :'i
of liic ckied wedi .i. 1.
ness is to furnish booze, it is the
communities bu&iness to furnish
Look at this in the 27G.000 sa
loons of the United States, only one
dollar in seven collected by them is
revenue of any sort. So that when
the saloon keeper collects $1 off you
to pay i he tax he must collect six
other dollars with which to run the
business and that sev?n dollars has
way of distributing itself until it
reaches the last man, woman and
children through higher prices at
the stores on account of bad debts
traced to the saloon and criminal
costs and delinquency caused by it,
don't forget that "Jones, he pays
forced. The saloon and xhi 'viii-t
key drug stores are still putting o'Jt
their products. They are to he
seen on our streets every day. All
you need to do is to look and be
I convinced. Mr. Voter is it not
! time to at least try something els--?
' We have tried the License Law for
I over forty years and have failed,
; let's try Local Option Sixty-four
counties of Missouri nave tnd it
and found it better than the Li
Monroe County Local Option Cam
Mrs John Walien, and a sister to
the late Boney Lawrence of Indian
Creek, was the guest of the family
of W. H. McFarland, at Paris last
week, She makes her home with
her sister, Mrs. J. L. Hayden, near
Florida It was her first visit to the
town since it had only a few busi
ness houses. She recalls crossing
the river on a ferry where the wag
on bridge now stands, the horses
being made to swim behind the
boat. The court house was a small
iosignificent building. She was
amazed at the splendid fireproof
building now nearing completion on
the square, and could hardly real
ize such a modern little city could
have been found where only a
straggling pioneer village existed
when she last visited the county
seat. - Appeal.
Miss Angelea Vratts of Ralls
County and Mr. Albert Bixler of
Marion County, were quietly mar-
r inday, March 2nd, at the
C..i..iii parsonage. Rev. W. G
Alcorn officiating. These are very
estimable young people and carry
with them the best wishes of a host
F $h W tf -
There is a time in every one's life when he or she contemplates
buying a Piano When once bought the transaction need not be re
peated In other words, if you get the right kind, a Good Piano, it
will last a lifetime We sell the Btjst makes of Pianos and are in a
position to sell the best at prices many times charged by others for
second, third or fourth class instruments When ready for a Piano
call and talk it over with us We will give you the benefit o? maiy
years experience buying and selling pianos, which may resull in a
saving to you, as welJ as getting a satisfactory instrument
Four years ago Marshall was
"Wet." Seven saloons added to an
annual .revenue of $1,200 each to
the treasury. When the local op
tion election wiped the saloons out
of existence in 1908 Marshall's
books showed a deficit of $10,500.
That deficit has been wiped out.
Seven thousand dollars has been
spent for improvements. Oil tanks
and sprinklers have been establish
ed, streets have been widened and
bridges built. Marshall has paid
$15,000 on its bonded indebtedness
and has $5,000 in the treasury.
K. C Star, May 18, 1912.
Saline County "Ruined."
Miami. Mo.. May 10, 1912 The
Local Option Club of Saline County
has published advertisements in
the one daily" and twelve weekly
newspapers inlthe County, compar
ing the past four years, during
which Saline County has been Free Press.
Pat Mudd has moved to the
Lundberg farm recently purchased
by H. ii. Mudd.
Mrs. J. H. Brooks returned to Ely
Mrs. W. H. Wadsworth, of Ely
was here shopping Monday.
Mrs. S. H. Baynum is visiting her
daughters in bhelbinarthis week.
Mrs. George Marks of Louisiana,
is the guest of her friend, Mrs. P. F.
George White of Brunswick, spent
I. C. Sox of St. Louis, was a busi
ness visitor here Monday.
Charles Montgomery has moved
to a farm near Center.
Mrs. John Bixler spent Sunday
W. D. Barnes vtas in Shelbina
Mrs. E. J. Hubbard returned Sat
urday from a visit in Hunnewell.
Mr. Edison, it is said, was experi
menting with the telephone when
he suddenly felt a prickling of his
finger. A needle was lying in 6uch
a position that at exery vibration
caused by sound on his voice his
finger was picked. His mind was
alert. By special adjustments he
arranged the needle so that the
vibration would be recorded on pa
per. From this accident was born
the phonograph, by which the
sound of the human voice and of
the instrument of any orchestra
may be reproduced. Milwaukee
Weddings are in ord'T every day in the year.
We have anticipate!! the wants of those who
expert to bring or send remembrances by lay
ing in a well selected stock of the choicest and
inostjeautiful patterns of Hi4t Grade wares
which embrace Exclusive designs and the
latest creations We are riht up to the min
ute on these goods Do not fail to see us whn
wanting Wedding Presents or je-velry of any
Things to Remember
That we repair jewelrv, watches, chwdis. etc
Ev-ry piece of work sen1' on- inuf.t he sati ,fac
toiy. We have the o-ily hdiea rest ran n ia t'ai i city.
Our lady friends are nlway weleoms aa I cor
dially invited to use it.
Make our store your headquarters when in the
- We make a specialty of Grnplsopiioiies and Record;
Let us supply you with either or both
No matter what you may want in the JEWELRY Line, we have
it or will get it for you. We are at your service. Call for what
R.F. BEBB, The Jeweler.
F. E. Johnson and family of north I
east of town moved back to tneir
old home at Galvo, 111., last Mon
day. That little girl of yours she'll
soon be having her hair "done up,"
and too, she will be outgrowing her
childish waystand you haven't had
her picture taken' since she was in
long dresses;.'! You don't exactly
want to keep her as she is - but you
do want to keep the memory.
MISS BELLE JOHNSON.
Mrs. Mary Hendricks who is
spending the winter with her
daughter, Miss Hattie at Ritzville,
Wash., is quite ill.
E W. Worland of Shelbina was
present at the Knights of Columbus
Money to loan in any amount
Office over Wood's Drug Store,
tf. A. S.JAYNE.
The P. E. O's. will meet with Mrs.
Robert Meriwether Saturday after
noon at 2:30.
Council No. 1165 Knights of Co
lumbus exemplified the first degree
Sunday afternoon in a highly satis
Avoid the rush by buying your
wall paper now.
Southern &. Spalding Pharmacy.
New London has been consider
ably stirred up during the past two
weeks over mad dogs and a large
number of dogs have been killed.
A dog's head was sent to Columbia
for examination. The State Bacteri
ologist. M C. Stone, reported that
the dog's head showed a clear case
of rabies. Steps were then taken
to rid the town of dogs showing
symptoms of rabies. Some 14 or 15
have been listed to be killed and
about 8 of this number have been
dispatched. Ralls Co. Record.
Miss Belle Johnson left Tuesday
for a visit with her sister in Aurora,
111. She will attend the Eastman
Photographic School in Chicago be
fore she returns. Miss Johnson not
only is up-to-date but she keeps up-to-date.
Monroe City is fortunate
indeed to have such an artist here.
John Campbell is moving to his
farm south of town. Mr. Hender
son, operator at the Katy depot,
will move into the Campbell prop
erty. John Winking will move to the
John Dirigo place in the south part
Friday & Saturday
--March X and 8
Every one is invited to come and see
Everything the Latest and Best
Styles, Just what you would
buy in the city Come
Miss Sallie Rouse
First Door East of Wade & Dawson's Hardware
SAVE ik DOLLAR
Cleaning and Pressing
If your cleaning, pressing and re
pairing will amount to as much as
$4 or $5 in the next 12 months, I
have a proposition that will interest
you. LAHE, The Tailor.
Mrs. M. F. Crowe, of Salisbury is
critically ill of pneumoia. Word
was received ' yesterday that she
was thought to be slightly improv
ed and they have some hopes of
Your home will be beautiful dec
orated with our Wall Papers.
Southern & Spalding Pharmacy.
.'" Cale McKoon left yesterday for
an extended visit in Faris, I1L
Miss Lena Donley spent part of
the week with Mrs. W. P. Wynn in
Do not sell corn or oats until you
have seen the Monroe Coal & Grain
Joe Lyell and daughter , went to
Hannibal Monday and Dr. Howell
removed Miss-Vallera's tonsils and
adenoids. She is doing nicely and
expects to be out in a few days.