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A few tats
Will work wonders for
you in the way of re
markably improving the
appearance of some gar
ment you may have cast
Get it Out
and let us show you
what we can do with it
and how reasonable our
charges are for cleaning,
pressing and repairing.
L. L. LANE
It is a very interesting question
why some towns are known far and
wide as progressive communities.
And others equally well situated
have no such reputation at all, or
else nre known as dead and stag
Some people will say that a repu
tation for prugressiveness is attain
ed principally by the towns that
have the most money to spend. A
town with o lot of wealthy or well
to do people, they argue, will nat
urally put up handsome schools,
and other public edifices. And it
will have modern business blocks.
While progressiveness is not pria
cipally dependent on money spend
ing, a center of fine looking business
buildings is a splendid advertise
ment. When you see handsomely
built brick and stone,' erected with
architectual ta-te, it suggests solid
foundations and substantial growth.
It gives the impression that the
town is prosperous, and that its
business men believe in its future
and are willing to bank on it.
Many cautious business men are
too slow to see the value of this
class of improvements "If I give
the public good values they are go
ing to come to my 6tore," they ar
gue, "even if it is located in a mean
. lookibg structure. What they want
is good goods, not a handsome place
to show the goods in."
Very true to a limited extent
Yet with human nature as it is the
majority of strangers who come
through a town having old and
eeedy looking buildings will con
demn the place off hand without
stopping to investigate the quality
of its store service People living
half way between such a place, and
one with a bright and attactive
Dusines center, win be 1U times as
likely to visit the one having the
modern and finished appearance.
Two negroes broke into a box car
used as a home by section men, at
Lakeuao last Thursday. They ran
sacked everything in the car, but
found few valuables that they cared
for, and made their escape. One,
who gave his name as Dewey Bled
saw, was captured at Anabel Friday
and lodged in jail at Shelbyville.
Saturday he was arraigned and
bound over to circuit court He
gave information by which the
other negro will be . apprehended.
Mark C. Hawkins was in Fulton
Tuesday where be attended the re
gular meeting of the Board of Direc
tors for the school of the Deaf and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Berlin and chit
dren returned to Burlington, Iowa
Sunday after a weeks visit here
Go to Miss Belle Johnson for
The Boy Scout
The story of what the Boy Scouts
accomplished during the war. as
just' presented at their national
council at New York, would have
seemed-incredible a few years ago
The total of Liberty loan eubscrip
tions obtained by them was $276.
895,000. They went over the field
after the regular solicitors had got
all they could. They managed to
persuade nearly 2,000.000 people to
come across once more. This is
only one of many achievaments re
ported at this meeting.
Ten years ago the boys of this
type were not accomplishing many
substantial results. Many organiza
tions were trying to interest them
They somehow had not fully got
hold of the point of view that ap
peals to boy nature. Most boys of
that period, unless required to work
by parents, spent all their time out
of school in idle and aimless play.
The boys who take up Scout ac
tivities have to give up a little ol
their time to community work.
But they seem to get more fun out
of life than the loafer boy, who is
free as the wind to roam and idle.
The boys thoroughly enjoy the
military drill and the out door life
of the Scout program. They get a
lot of 8 port out of the competition
incidental to such real work as the
Liberty loan canvassing.
Thus the Scout organization ap
pears the best system yet devised
for gettipg the boy in line early as
civic worker. The high school
kid who is canvassing for Liberty
bonds to-day, is not going to be the
civic slacker of 10 years from now,
whose indifference and failure to co
operate keeps the community sta
tionary. A generation of boys grow
ing up with these public spirited
ideals means an entirely new spirit
of progress in a few years from now.
Fifty per cent of the big April en
rollment at the Chillicotbe Business
College was teachers attracted to
business courses by the better 64!
aries paid and the all-year round
Corp. Irvin Watson who was re
cently discharged from Camp Pike
is spending a few days in this city
he guest of his sister. Mrs. Everett
Woodson & Drescher, real estate
agents, will handle that farm or
other property for you in a satis
Miss Augusta Green of Shelbina
was an over Sunday guest at the
home of her aunt Mrs. Laura Green.
I will sell milk
patrons for 11c a
to Monroe City
quart J. R. B.
J. H. Robinson, of Palmyra was a
business visitor in this city Saturday.
Gerald Williamson was a Hanni
bal visitor Monday.
POULTRY AND EGCS
For Sale Choice Buff Orpington
Eggs for hatching. Pen No. 1, 11.50;
pen No. 2, S1.00 per setting. W. S.
Woodson. Monroe City, Mo. .
Shoes, Oxfords, Slippers!
....OUR ENTIRE STOCK AT....
We have the shoes and we are
going to sell them regardless of
value or cost price. They are
the latest styles and best brands.
You had better come in and select
your style and get fitted
while we have sizes
Monroe Mercantile Company
S. Main St. Store. Monroe City, Missouri
OLD Established Aocldent & Insur
ance Company wants agents throu
oi t Missouri. Direct Borne Office con
t act, uoerai policies, splendid op
portunity. Write, National Casualty
Co.. Detroit, Mich.
For Sale Sweetpotato, cabbage,
tomatoes, peppers, and Bower plants
from selected seeds. A. L. a Crueer,
427 Oak Street, Monroe City, Mo.,
Bell Phone 99.
Wanted Men or women to take
orders among friends and neighbors
for the genuine guaranteed hosiesy
full line for men, women and children
Eliminates darning. We pay 500 an
hour spare time or 124 a week for full
time. Experience unnecessary. Wrlij
International Stocking Mill, Norrls
County Farm Agents
Occasional critiicistn is beard of
the work of the county farm agents
employed under the new system
directed by the Department of Ag
riculture. These agents come close
ly in contact with the people, and
all their deficiencies are exposed to
public notice. They are under the
daily inspection of the farmers, who
as a rule are a class given to free
criticism of the powers that be
Yet in spite of all one hears sur
iogly little fault found. It indicates
that the county farm agents must
be making good, that they are hard
working, practical, well trained
class of men who are giving the
farmers a lot of help
Of course some mistakes in ap
pointing these men are made. A
few may get their posts . through
political influence - Here and there
the agent may not be of the clean,
high minded type needed for the
cause of rural community advance.
But in the main they must be a
splendid .body of men who are
working with all their- might to im
prove rural conditions.
Many observers of their work
pay a tribute to tne devotion ot
these men As a class they work
long hours and . tike a lot of pains.
They drive over rough roads in all
weathers and -hours and seasons
on their errands ol service, iney
have a practical way of hunting up
farmers who have made a success
of some line of activity, and getting
them to tell others about it.
The reason for the success these
agents are making is no doubt that
the fellows who attend the agricul
tural college are a particularly fine
and substantial type. No loafers
are attracted to attend these courses
The agents realize that the scheme
is a costly one and is yet an experi
ment. To b' Id their jobs and con
vince conservative farmers they
know they must show actual and
J C. Kincaid was in St. Louis
Monday and closed a deal where
he and W. T. Youell became the
owner of the 385 acre farm just
south of West Ely. known as the 0.
D. Rogers farm. This is a tine
farm, well improved and has 197
acres of small grain which they
got in the trade.
On page 6 of theDemocrat this
week appears an advertisement for
the Associated Doctors Specialists
of Kansas City. After that part of
the paper had gone to press we re
ceived a letter from them changing
their date here from Tuesday, April
22, to one week later or? Tuesday,
We have a good line of used cars,
all in good condition, and will price
them right. Come in see them.
Monroe Auto Co.
Mrs John Maddox went to Han
nibal Sunday for a few days visit
with her son, Harry B. Maddox
If yjou want to buy, sell or trade
a farm see the real estate firm of
Woodson & Drescher, Monroe City
Please bring the little tots in the
MORNING.-Miss Belle Johnson.
Fire broke out in the Scheetz
resident occupied by' Mr. and Mrs.
Merle Tooley Sunday about 1230
o'clock, but was extinguished before
much damage was done The blaze
started from an electric iron which
Mrs. Tooley had accidentally left,
turned on that morning while they
were attending church.
Property listed with Woodson &
Drescher, real estate agents, get
prompt attention and quick results.
See them if you have anything tn
sell or trade or if you want to buy.
Miss Ruby Carter spent from Sat
urday until Tuesday with relatives
Mrs. Lena Goings returned hone
Thursday from a two weeks stay at
Mesdames Oscar Pike and E F.
Montgomery spent Monday in
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