$300,000,000 LOSS IS SEEN
Two Million Mllei of Unimproved
Highway : ' United States Farm
er! Blamed for Condition.
"Ttaero are 6,500,000 farmera In the
tinned States, Hie moat of whom ralau
lonii'tliing for thn markpt," ay th
Ami'Hian Highway association.
"They have been described ly Dr. T.
N. Carver, th Harvard university ex
pert In economics who was engaged
last yeur by the department of agri
culture to draw plans for the organl
rut Ion of a rurnl community, as ti m
peranieniun.v an independent, head
ntroiig. indivitlualistlc class, and.
therefore, difficult to organize. That
they are 'Uilllrult to organize' is evi
denced by the fact that there are
J.O'W.000 miles of unimproved public
minis In the lnitp.1 States over which
they must huul their products to mar
ket at a Iob3 of approximately 300.
oo.iiiit) every year, or about the total
assejist'd vulue of property, real and
personal. In South Carolina. That they
are 'independent' of good roads to
their own great loss Is evidenced by
the enormous waste of both money
and miiHi le In trying to do buslnesx
without good roads and their appar
ent lack of Interest In compelling their
representatives In legislatures and
congress to provide highways for their
"Good roads are equally necessary
to both the production and distribu
tion of farm products.' 'They are pre
requisite,' aiiys Mr. Houston, secre
tary of agriculture. In bis last annual
report, not only to economical produc
tion and distribution, but to the pro
motion of the broader life of commu
nities. The great need, obviously, Is
for roads which will get products from
the farm to the nearest railway sta
tion, ennhllng the farmer to haul when
he cannot sow or reap, and to haul at
a lower rate, to transport his children
to consolidated schools and to enjoy
comfortably his social enterprises.'
There can he. Indeed, no such thing as
community life without good roads. To
assure such life there must be ease of
communication and transportation,
and, as Doctor Carver expressed It.
'as the characteristic evils of urban
life grow out of congestion, so do the
characteristic evils of rural life grow
out of isolation. Except for a few rare
souls. Isolation means stagnation.'
"As a rule, town schools are better
than country schools tecause the
ni. iiiis of transportation, or the streets
and roads, are better In the towns
than In the country On the sn-cslled
preiit highway between Washington
and Itichiuond there is a stretch of
about tlfteen miles on which In the
fall and winter farm wagons and auto
mobiles sink to the hubs and traffic la
practically Impossible, and this high
way between the two i npitals mest be
Juri;ei by the Hnft anil not thn hard
Subgrade Prepared for Concrete Pave
ment. spots. In regions where the roads
have been Improved the farmers are
the most prosperous and community
life has been developed. In regions
where the roads have not been Im
proved the schools, the churches and
all other civilizing agencies have run
"Witbli the last few yeara there
have been formed 12,000 or IS. 000 as
sociations of one sort and another
among tbo farmers, fruit (rowers and
others looking to the economic han
dling of their business. But there can
br no adequate co-operation among
farmers without the first essential of
the beat farmin:: success good public
roads. Improved highways mean Im
proved farming. Increased values of
farming lands, Improved standard of
farming products, Improved banking
mean: and facilities, Improved country
schools, churches and homes. Without
Improved public highways there will
continue the fearful economic waste
which has operated against the pros
perity of the farmera and made them
the prey of the combinations which
have fattened on their spoil."
I : '; v
Edward B. Redd was bora in
Palnnra, Nov. II, 1857 and died of
heart trouble at his home In
Arrowsmitb, III., at midnight Feb.
He hud accepted a cull front the
Christian Church ut Arrowstnilh
and linil filled his pulpit two Sun
(In ys. His funiily hud urriveil Sat
urday mid hull tioue to the. purso'i
uge wlicrc the hushiiml iiiii) mlier
hint Hrraii(i((l the furniture and
gotten things ready for occupuuey.
He hud not liecn very well hut did
nut (loom his trouble serious ui,d
his siiiIiIcii dentil Wiis u shook to
The deceased iriidunted ul the
College ut Clinton when about 21
yeiirs of age mid his life was Sent
in active service for the Muster
with (lie exception of two years
when In; wus ill the ineriiiiiiil
business in Slielbiiiii. Five c,irs
lie was Superintendent of the Mu
sonic home ut St. Louis where lie
wus a father to the fatherlet
On the 22nd of May 1HH3 he
married Miss Kale C Davis who
passed away Nov. 29, IH'JO. To
this union five hoys were born. Of
these three are living, L'dward.
who lives in New Haven. Conn,
Ali'k, of Los Angeles. Calif,, and
Frank, of St. Louis.
Sept. 15, 1901 he married Miss
Maltie Williamson, who with five
small children, are left to mourn
his loss He also leaves four sis
ters. Mrs. J. M. Janes. Mrs. E. R.
MeKee and Miss Kate Redd of
Memphis and Mrs. A S. Juynes. of
Funeral services were eA at
1030 Saturday morning ut the
Christian Church in Palmyra, Rev.
T. L. Cupp, of St. Joseph, whu was
a life' long friend of the deceased,
officiating. Rev. W. G. Alcorn and
Rev. R. L. Wilson of this city. Rev.
J. H. Wood of Shelbinu and Rev. J.
T. Bloom of Palmyra each took
part in the service. Rev. Redd was
a thirty-third degree Mason and
the Masonic lodge at Palmyra con
ducted the services at the grave
Before Mrs. Redd left Arrow
smith the officials of the church
proposed that they have u student
preach on Sunday and that she
take charge of the other work of
the church. She is well qualified
to do the work for she has been an
able assistant in the past and to
her it will not be a duty but a
service of love She expects to ac-
cept the proposition.
Mrs. R. L Wilson and Miss Cleo
Pulton entertained a number of
ladies Friday aftertoon in the Wil
son upartments. The object was
to make missionary money as well
as enjoy a social hour.
Mrs. Wilson entertained in place
of her daughter. Miss Ruth, who is
studying music in Chicago. These
missionary socials ure quite popular
and they certainly help the cause.
See Green Tooey before ou
buy your Clover and Timothy seed.
Pat dropped into a small restau
rant in a little country town and
commenced to luncti on a meat
putty--a comestible for which the
establishment was noted. But at
the first bite he complained about
the crust. The proprietor astound
ed at anyone not liking his pat
"Young man, I was making pat
ties before you were born."
' That so?" replied Pat. 'Then I
suppose this is one of the first you
ever made."- Ex.
n O 1
frowera. 1 he rortieth Anon
and better than aver. Known
he Fortieth Annivmarp
it n Soft
W. ATLEE BURPEE
The Italian Bazaar given by the
Holy Rosary Alumni was a success
in every way.
The bazaar was held in Pike's
hall. As you entered you were
greeted by George and Martha
Washington better known to us in
every day life as Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Losson. Misses Bess Mont
gomery, Cordie Hoar and Myrtle
I Pierceull, attired as Italians, were
ulso in the receiving line
I Four beautiful booths were in
the room. The candy and spaghetti
booths were decoruted in green red,
und white, Italian national colors.
The fancy work booth was decoiuted
willi flowers and was very much
admired. In these booths you were
served by Italian lassies. The re
freshment booth wus decoruted
with our beloved red white and
111" and American i iris, clad in
their national colors, served.
i Alexis Hays, with his occordiun
und push curt filled with all kinds
' of fruits, made a splendid dago.
At 10-30 everything being sold,
dancing commenced and this was
enjoyed until midnight The Monroe
City und Symphony orchestras
, played during the aiternouii and
The young people had u jolly
good time and cleared a neat sum
i New Organ Tested
The New Organ ut the Buptist
church was given a trial yesterday
morning by Prof. Johnson, organist
at the cathedral at Quincy. Quite a
number were present and enjoyed
the music. Mr. Johnson said the
organ was a very satisfactory one
und all were pleased with it. The
church may well be proud of it
Timothy and Clover seed lor
sale by Green & Tooey 3-2
Mrs. W. W. Tait and baby were
the guests of relutives ut Palmyra
Mrs. Ida Gottmun end daughter,
Miss Lizzie uttended the fuuerul of
their cousin Herman Drescher nt
Miss Lida Stcuintnete. of St.
Louis, was the guest or Miss Bull
Elliott und Mrs. Phil Arnoliiy
several days lust week.
For Rent New seven room
house, just finished. Two kits and
outbuildings. Node Green. 3-2
I Market Report.
; For Wednesday before date of
! Hogs $7.50
i Sheep. 7.35
, Citttle $4. t0 $ 00
' Hens 13,.
'Spring chickens 1 1-2 to
i 2 1-2 pounds 12.
j Old Roosters u(j;
Turkey Hens ljc
Young Toms Hio
Guineas, each I7c
Eggs straight nit
Green Hides. l(Jc
Wheat No. 2 1.00
Outs. 35 to 40c
New Baled Hay $.00 to 10.00
Shipments for the week. Yates
&. Yates. 1 car hogs; J. H. McClimic,
1 car of hogs;
Party has a big lot of good
aw-mill timber want to sell
at once on the atump. For
particulars call at Democrat
V aad ara eu
- than are Mm nxx i any Mher
Edition of Burpee) AnuaJ a fatinhanr
nan met. Mmo aa JIM LmaOmg AmirK Stt Cantata.
't Guide fa Succtu in the garden. It sailed boa. Wiile for it today.
A CO, Philadelphia, Pa.
Koifht of Colore. bus.
At a Special Meeting at their
Hall in this city the 1st Degree was
Exemplified to a claM of nine
candidates, and on Sunday March
5th this Council will exemplify the
same degree to' a class of the same
number It is the aim to have the
Major degrees conferred in this City
by Easter Sunday. Much enthusiasm
is manifested in the Council und
there is no doubt but what the
Major Degrees will be conferred on
or before that date.
Elizabeth Beemou wus horn in
Boone Co., Ky. in the ye. ir 1840
Second child of ten children, bom
to Abel and Nancy Beemou; but
to survive her the others heii.fi
called away ut different ages.
She was married to Hiram C.
Underhill in her Kentucky home in
lciVli Came nt once to Missouri and
made her home on the farm where
she died Feb. 23rd 1916
Mrs. Underhill united with
Bethlehem Baptist Feb. 14 1H7U
during a meeting conducted by Rev.
B F. Hixson, pustor of the church
at that lime.
Funeral services will be held ut
Bethlehem Church this morning at
1 1 o'clock, Rev. S. P. Gott officiat
Bobs Cranston, agent for Ween.s
Laundry. Leave at Hanly &. Green's
store. Shipments Monday night. 3-2
Has a Namesake
Ralph Barr has received woid
from his sister Mrs Tuttle of
Mulberry, Kan. that a son urnved
at their home the 20th. and he will
be cnlled Ralph William for his
Willie, whose father was a can
didate for office, ran into the house
one day and exclaimed: "O mam
ma Mr, Smith says papa's got the
nomination! Is that worse than
the measles?"-- Ex.
With every cash purchase of 50c ur more,
we will give
3 Bars of Soap Free
All this week. Buy from us and save.
HELPFUL BANKING SERVICE
A SERVICE DESIGNED TO ADVANCE THE INTER
ESTS OF THIS COMMUNITY-INDIVIDUALS AND BUS
INESS ALIKE-IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF OUR EARLY
DECISION TO OPERATE UNDER STATE BANKING
THIS HELPFUL SERVICE IS APPARENT TO ALL
DEPOSITORS HERE, FOR EVERY CONVENIENCE AND
BANKING FACILITY IS AT THEIR COMMAND-
NEW DEPOSITORS FIND OUR OFFICERS WEL
COME A TEST OF THE ADEQUACY OF OUR SERVICE,
AND TAKE A PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE WELFARE
OF EVERY CLIENT.
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK
MONROE CITir MISSOURI. .ZJZZZ
Instead of Saying;
to yourself "I wish I,
were in Dixie," why
don't you go South this!
winter? The cost is
low perhaps not as'
much as you thought
it would be. The re
sorts are numerous and
Burlington service is
better than ever. When
it is cold and disagree
able in the North, it is
positively delightful in
the South, and those
who have been fortu
nate enough to go there
are luxuriating in its
: without a single thought
Iof furnace fires and
the constant menace of
catching cold. A win
ter's vacation in that
romantic, historic and
'beautiful land south of
the iMason and Dixon
line will do you more
good than a barrel of
medicine. Drop in and
see me about it next
time you are going by.
S. B. Thiehoff,
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