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fi DEMOCRA MONBOE nn Volume XXXI Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, April 4, 1919 Number 52 GIT The Missouri Legislature - Representative Frank H Farris has engrossed bis bill in the . house requiring all property to be assessed at its full value and that it be taxed 60 per cent of the vplue An amendment was tacked onto the measure providing that bankers must furnish assessors with informa tion concerning deposits in the banks and requiring persons to open their deposit boxes on request of the es sessor. Republicans in the house still maintain their bostil attitude to the submission of the question of a new constitution to the -people of the state. The claim is made by them that they will pass the measure In the house provided the Democrats will redistrict the senatorial districts of thfl state It is known that this cannot be done at this session. An agreement has been reached on the soft drink bill and a tax of one and one-half cents a gallon will be collected. . The income tax has been increas ed from one-fourth of one per cent to one-half of one per cent. Incomes taxed under the measure are $2. 00 for dingle men and $4,000 for married men. Senator Bowker. chairman of the ways and means committee, had the bill in charge. Lieutenant Governor Wallace Crossley has finished the business of the fuel administration and closed the offices. As federal fuel adminis trator for the state Mr. Crossley per formed great work that is appceciat- ea oy ;oe peopi qj ce state . ui work has been favorably comment ed upon in Washington, . The Democratic state committee t a meeting here declared .that a dub to be known as the Missouri State Democratic Club will be form- ea in every voting precinct oi tne state. Vice-presidents - for each .legislative district are now being selected and a statewide meeting will be held in St. Louis some time Che last of May. Chairman Cum mins of the Democratic national committee will attend the meeting. The senate has engrossed a meas ; ire requiring county recorders to re cord free.the discharges of all sailors, soldiers and marines. The corporation franchise tax will be increased from 75 cents on the $l,C00:ito $1.00. Senator Bowker ' has this bill in charge. It is a part of Governor Gardner's revenue pro gram. It was engrossed without amendment. The house has engrossed a bill amending the inheritance tax law which provides that ho tax be levied against bequests to religious, educa tional and charitable organizations. - The eight-hour working day for women: was killed in the house by Che adoption of an amendment for a nine-hour day and was adopted by a' vote of 66 to 26. The bill was then placed on the informal calendar The bone dry bill endorsed by the Anti-Saloon League was up in the sa rt n r a tiifr Po.rofArrfir1 Ia Mmmlttas WUUIV, WW V 9 B ViVI I.U IV VUIUUUUVVi The committee sent it out without recommendation. It is probable that toe bill will be redrawn and some of the more drastic features removed. The measures carries the search and seizure clause. ' The house has engrossed a bill re quiring gins unaer id to secure con sent for marriage from the circuit or probate court in addition to that of their pe rents. The age of ma ' 1 !.. ( J .A joruy tor women racteasea irom ia a ai i .1. , nu t-i ycuro iu auuiuer measure, " ' The use of country school bouses for public meetings will be avail able in the event of a measure which provides that they "shall" in stead of "may" be used for such purposes, passes. A new disqualification for voters will be written into the statutes of Missouri, if the bill engrossed in the senate without opposition is enact ed. Young's measure amends sec tion 5800 of the Revised Statutes, dealing with the qualification or voters, by adding to the disqualifi cations carried in the section con scientious objectors, persons guilty of espionage under the laws of the the United States, persons who nave evaded military or naval ser vice in any branch of the army or navy, by fraud, perjury or absenting himself, or may bave aided or abet ted any other person to evade mili tary or naval service in the war be t ween the United States and Ger many, declared in 1917. Conviction in any court of any of the charges mentioned shall be conclusive evi dence against any person, but any other evidence may be admitted to substantiate the charge. . Senator Brogan's bill, aimed at nullifying enforcement of the Feder al statutes prohibiting spring duck shooting in the waters of this State, was sent to engrossment ia the Senate. The St. Louis Senator re marked, facetiously, in explaining the measure, that it is designed to "keep the Attorney General of the State out of jail," referring to' the recent arrest .of Attorney . General rank 'McAllister' to one of the Southwestern counties recently 6y a United States Game Warden, while on a duck-shooting expedition ' Senator Mayes of Dunklin Coun ty, introduced a bill in the Senate to-day, which provides that power shall be delegated to tbe State Board of Equalization to lower the State tax rate at any time tbe as sessed valuation of the State pro duces more revenue than is requir ed by the State. Under the present status, only the General Assembly can lower the rate of taxation. Tbe r8te at this time, for State purposes, is 15 cents on tbe $100 valuation. A valuation by the Board of Equal ization oi approximately eu per cent of the assessed value, as fixed two years ago, and which will be approximately the same this year, plus a normal increase of from thir ty to fifty million dollars, would provide more than a, sufficient rev enue on a basis of eighteen million dollars of appropriations for the cur rent biennial -period, to meet all needs. The House to-day passed Repre sentative Wagner's measure to pro vide the machinery for farmers to organize and conduct co operative associations without violation of the antitrust laws. The bill is aimed to allow farmers to. organize, essocia tions to operate elevators on a co operative plaa Wagner introduced tbe bill at the request of farmers of St Louis County. The measure, which carries an ap propriation of $25,000, has been passed by the Senate, and will now go to the Governor for bis signature - The proposed Morgan bills to re-J duce tax levies on tbe basis that property shall be assessed at full value were considered for a time in tbe House to-day and then prefer red to the Committee on Judiciary. This action was taken when Repre sentative Cave of Callaway County raised the question of tbe proposed J measures being constitutional. David R Riddle David H. Riddle, at former resi dent of this city passed- away at his home north of : Rensselaer Sunday. March 30, 1919, death being due to cancer. David n Kiddie was born in Ralls county December 18, 1844 and was seveuty foul; years old at the time of his death.? Funeral ser vices and burial were held Monday afternoon at Big Creek. He leaves b is wife and two daughters, Miss Lena Riddle at borne and Mrs. J. R. Blackwood of Quincy. j The United States Civil Service Commission announces open com petitive examinations for law clerk and typst, for both men and women, on April 23, May .21 and June . 18. 1919 Vacancies in the Bureau of Naturalization, Department of La bor, for duty in Washington, D. C, or in the field, at $1400 to $1740 a year, and in positions requiring similar qualifications,, at these or higher or lower salaries, will be fill ed from these examinations. Quite a number of papers, especial ly in Northeast Missouri, are men tioning the name of Hon. George H. Moore, Internal Revenue Collector of the Eastern District, as a good man for Governor of the great state of Missouri. No doubt be would make a good race and an excellent Gover nor should he be elected. He has filled bis present position with credit to himself and the disUicL Snelby ville Herald. J. F. George, of the Monroe Gty Auto Co.. sold Jasper Henderson one of the big Hudson Super-Six Sedan seven pa8seng touring ',.' last wees wnica isceuataiy a oeauiy. Mr George, accompained by his wife and Mr. and Mrs.. Henderson went to St. Louis Sunday and drove the car back, arriving in Monroe City Sunday night The car, as equipped for Mr. Henderson's personal use cost 'him $3,450. Mr. and Mrs Paul McGec and lit tle son, of Hannibal, and Mr. McGee's father J. M. McGee of Paris spent Monday in this city. J. M. McGee is just recovering from a paralysis stroke which he suffered about three weeks ago. He expects to spend several months in Hannibal with his son and other relatives. The Womens Missionary Society of the Grace Baptist. Church will meet Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at tbe home of Mrs. Jennie Fields M rs. J. B. Headrick will bave charge of the devotional exercises and Mrs J. D. Utterback the study. Burlington trains from the east were considerably delayed Monday on account of fire which destroyed four spans of tbe bridge at Quincy Sunday night. Passengers from the east came via Hannibal. Dr. Cameron Harmon president of tbe Missouri Wesleyan College at Cameron. Mo, will deliver the commencement address to tbe senior class of the Monroe Public School in May. Mrs. E G. Moss was called to Pal myra Monday by tbe illness of her sister. Mrs. Angie Saffarrana who fell at her home dislocating her shoulder and fracturing her collar bone - - ' If you want to purchase a used car take a look over those you will find at the Monroe AutoCos Garage They are all good condition and prices are right. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wilson. Mr. and Mrs 0. W. Wilson and Miss Stella Burditt attended tbe funeral of J. M. Painter at Stoutsville Sunday.. y City Election Notwithstanding the. fact that Monroe City held a very quiet elec lion last Tuesday, owing to tbe fact that three aldermen only were to be elected, one for each of 'the three wards, the Democrat is of the opin ion three better men for the places could not be found. They are: First Ward J. S. Conway. Second Ward Jno. D Robey. Third Ward Ivan C. Yates. All three are real business men, men who want to do things, men who have the interest of the city at heart, and men who have the cour age to speak their conyictions un der all circumstances. At tbe same time and places the annual school election was held. Lee D. Ash was re-elected county commissioner without opposition. M. B. Proctor and Robert S. Mc Cliotic were re-elected trustees of the Monroe City public schools, also without opposition Fears Hydrophobia Frank Keller, the well known auctioneer, had the misfortune to be bitten by a mule Tuesday of last week, and on the following Friday a veterinary decided the animal had hydrophobia and it had to be killed. The bite on Mr. Keller's arm was not a severe one. the skin being barely broken, but he is tak ing no chances and is taking serum treatment. This treatment will continue over a period of twenty days, and his physician anticipates no serious results. Palmyra Spec tator. Fire destroyed the residence of Noble Baker, east-of . Warren. Mop. day morning of this week, the fami ly barely escapiog with their lives The fire is thought to bave originat ed from a defective flue, as tbe up per floor was about to fall in when the family became aware of it and made their t scape A smoke house containing a large amount of meat was also burned. Card of Thanks The sympathy of friends has been so generously extended to Mrs. Finks and family in the great grief which has befallen their household that tbey are unable to make per sonal response to each, they beg therefore that this public recogni tion be accepted as tbe grateful ac knowledgment of a kindness that has been most helpful through the days of an irreparable loss. In the school election at Palmyra Tuesday the tax proposition was voted down, and the school board, claiming there will not be enough money to run the school, bave or dered a special election to be held on Tuesday April 17. when they hope the voters will come to their rescue with the excess levy asked. George H. Moore International Revenue Collector, advises all own ers of cars who carry passengers for pay, to send in a fee of $10 for their revenue tax- Failure to do so may cost considerable more , Prof. E. M. Sipple formerly su perintendent of the Monroe Public School but now of Moberly was a visitor in .this city Friday. ' Mrs. Virgie Hamilton returned to her borne in Lakenan Friday. She was called here by the death of her brother Lewis Lanham. Mrs. J. C Weston and Miss Mary Thieson, of Shelbina attended the funeral J. H. Finks iu this city, Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Alan Evans, of Chicago era spending several ! weeks in this city visiting. , Soldier Win Office Tbe Palmyra Spectator has the following this week in regard to Francis Nelson, the successful can didate for Superintendent of public schools of Marion county: Probably the most interesting school election ever held in the county was that of yesterday, and it is also probable that the result is without a paralel in the country. Louis Francis Nelson, the successful candidate for County Superintend ent, has not been in the county at any time during the campaign, and when last heard from was in F ranee. His relatives and friends had a splendid organization, however, and the fact that he was serving Uncle Sam in the navy was unquestiona bly a great help to him He is well qualified for the position to which he has been elected, and his friends have strong hopes that he will be relecsed from service shortly, but as a matter of fact no oue knows when he will be. When he left Palmyra some time since he told a number that he thought be was booked for a seven months voyage to Australia, but we have heard since that the route had been chang ed. The fact that he has been elect ed may hasten his release, and it is to be hoped that it will, as it will do away with serious complications. Pecuiiar? Yes ' Amost unusual occurreocein Mon roe City last Tuesday was the hold ing of three elections in the same building with one set of judges and clerks. It hasbeen the custom here for years to. vote on school trustees aad school propositions attae re gular voting places of the city elec tion, and thi3 year it was added to by allowing Marion county voters to vote, at third ward. Tne voting place of the third ward was the pub lic library buildiog, which is located wholly in Monroe county. We un derstand only those who reside within the city limits were permitt ed to cast their ballot . The city limits of Monroe includes a part of Marion county, and heretofore the voting place for Marion county voters has been located just across tbe line in Marion county. We sup pose the cheerfulness and conveni ence of tfee library building appeal-; ed to the Marion county people and they could not refuse the tempta tion. As for the legality of tbe pro ceedings we have our doubts, but that is a question for Marion county if tbey desire to make an issue of it. Committed Suicide Mrs. Martha Jane Yarbough of Emerson, who had reached her 83rd year and bad lived in Marion county all her life, was found dead in troublesome creek, two or three miles from her home last Thursday. Her son, E. F. Yarbough, with whom she was living at tbe time, and Si mon and Wm. Scott, found her, and immediately notified Coroner Schwartz. He viewed the remains, but decided that no inquest was nec essary, giving it as his opiooin that the death was caused by drowning with suicidal intent. Mrs Yarbough was one of the best known ladies in the county, owned a large farm and was living happily. There seems to be no question that her act was the result of temporary insanity. Palmyra Herald. Mrs. Susan Simms and daughter left yesterday for Kansas City where they will make their home Mrs. Simms other two daughters. Misses Elsie and Leona have been there several months, they having positions there. '