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School Books and School Supplies for Monroe, Marion and Ralls Counties. Wall Paper, Paints, Oils and Varnishes Columbia Grafonolas and Columbia Records MM pin Nig MONROE CITY, MISSOURI A Labor day Thought. i Very Truly Said Labor Day was originally estab-: More and more we become con lished to create opportunity for con-, vinced that the church should quit Isideration of the advauce of the .fighting windmills and devote its great working masses of people energies to personal and communis commonly referred to as "labor." ty problems. While Evangelist The holiday did not accomplish that Hankins was declaiming so vigor Jail for a. Principle Two hundred and fifty days in jail for a principle. That is the penalty that Judge Ben B. Lindsey, the famous "kids' Judge," of Denver Colorado, expects to pay for holding inviolate the con fidence of a small boy. The Su preme Court of tbe State has ruled that he must carry out the sentence. Judge Lindsey has taken an appeal to the United States Supreme Court, but lawyers say there is no Federal question involved and they expect the Supreme Court to deny jurisdic tion. The only alternative is the pay ment of a fine of $500. Judge Lindsey has flatly refused to pay this fine. It is not because the payment of the fine would hurt his pocketbook that Judge Lindsey has taken the tand he has. Friends of the juvenile Judge in every part of the globe have offered to pay the fine and costs for him, if permitted to do no, end even the children have offered to raise the money to pay the fine of a man punished because he would cot go back on his word to a "kid." That is Judge Lindsey's side of the story. There is another A Denver woman was charged with the murder of her husband. She confessed, stating that she killed him because of his drunkenness and bis abuse of herself and their son. She told a story that made it appear at first if ever a woman was juBti fied in killing a man she was that woman. But District Attorney John A. Rush began an investigation, which resulted in disclosures wmcn were not at all to the credit of the woman Sbe said ner nusoano did not pay the rent; that he spent all of his money for liquor, and that he threatened herself and her son un til they feared for their lives. But in the woman's home the District Attorney found fine silks and linens and every evidence of luxury. Where did the money come from? Tbe woman, when pressed admitted indiscretions. She claim ed that her husband had driven her to the underworld. Tbe District Attorney also learn ed that twice before the woman had attempted to kill ber husband, ha fired at him and bad missed bim And at the time of tbe slaying his back was turned to her and he was outside of the house on the porch with the door locked between them, the shot being fired through a glass pane in the door. It began to- look as through she would be convicted. Then her son boldly stated that he, and not his mother, killed bis father! And this is the boy whose confi dence Judge Lindsey refused to be tray on the witness stand. His name is Neal Wright, son of John A. Wright, who was shot and killed April 18. 1915. Judge Lindsey obtained a com plete confession from Neal concern ing the shooting of bis father. This story, the District Attorney contend ed, would have convicted his mother of the murder of his father if he bad told it on the witness stand. When Mrs. Wright was brought to trial, her son took the witness stand and told the jury that he shot his father 'accidentally while strug gling with his mother to gain pos session of a revolver with which she threatened to commit suicide a story that differed materially, it is charged, from bis first account of the shooting. Mrs. Wright was freed on her son's story. Neal was never prosecuted in the Juvenile Court, and is now in the United States Army in France, although still of tender age for a soldier. While tbe trial of Mrs. Wright was in progress. Judge Lindsey was called on the witness stand He re fused to -relate Neal Wright's con fession. Judge John A. Perry ordered him to tell it, but Judge Lindsey refused again. Theatrical News. The New Star Theatre Co., are booKing programs supreme for the opening of the new building. The managers, after receiving the prints of the First National Exhibition As sociation (of which they are mem bers) has booked the following new program: Mary Pickford's produc tions, also those of Jack Pickford. A nita Stewart and Norma Talmadge, The film business is very rapidly revolutionizing at this time, the old er companies that have been popu lar together with their popular ac tors have lost their stars, or so many at least that they are no longer in tbe race, and besides, the nrw made stars are much superior to the old popular ones, as they live on popu larity and don't work up. The new ones must work, aud do work, so have passed on and up. Theda Bara was at one time a popular actress but now the Talmadge girls, Anita Stewart, Alice Joyce and Geraldine Fbrrar playjin real high-class pro ductions.'not .simply four and five reel program pictures, but real dra matic productions six and eight reels of classy stuff. The New Star will use nothing but big spec ials. Watch the Democrat next week for opening program and date A Kansas man, mad at a news- paper, could not find a lawyer in his county who would take his suit for libel, which speaks well for tbe sagacity of Kansas lawyers. Of course they know it isn't difficult to get judgment against a country newspaper, but what good would it be? A new item in a financial journal announces that "sugar is plentiful, but scarce." And many good judges believe that that item sums up the economic situation in toe United States. To make it plainer, food of all kinds is plentiful, but hoarding by tbe profiteers makes its scarce. result to any considerable extent. Though it has proved popular, com ing tit a pleasant time of year when people needed rest from thier long summer of work. Still the so called "labor question" is discussed at some public gather ings of craftsmen and unions. This year, the widespread labor unrest should give -the day a new signifi cance there should be a sincere effort to bring wise counsels into all public gatherings. The great majority of all ele ments of the people are honest and sincere. I hey are willing to work and want to be fair. Every element of course inclines to see only its own difficulties and troubles- That is because so little effort is common ly made to bring different elements of people together. It would be a useful feature of a Labor Day observance, if a body of the representative men of the com munity including equally employers and employed, could get together to discuss mutual relations and pro motion of the community interest. Let each side tell its troubles. The employers should ask tbe workers if they could do any better, were they to take tbe risk and responsibility of management. The employes should ask tbe employers bow they would feel if working under the uncertainties of daily wages and limited income. A better Get Together spirit would make the Capitalist ashamed to grasp too great a share of the products 'of his industry, and tbe laborer ashamed to do anything less than his very best. For Sale! The automobile is proving a big help to farmers. In olden times when the farmer broke a piece of machinery or needed something else from town it meant stopping the plow and sometimes the thresh ing machine for as much as half a day at a time until some man about the farm could hitch up a team and drive to town. That is all done away with now. Friend wife can drive tbe car and sbe leaves all hands at work while sbe speeds to town for the broken pieces of ma cbinery and is back with it in one tenth of the time that . would be re quired by the old way. Besides the trip has been exercise for ber and has done her good. ' 160 acres, only 2 12 miles from Clarence, fine prairie, finely improv ed, only $160 per acre. 160 acres only two miles from Clarence, fine prairie farm, finely improved, only $150 per acre. 125 acres only two miles from Clarence, fine prairie farm and medium improvemants, only $175 per acre. Here is a beauty: 127 acres, fine prairie farm finely improved on prairie, only $200 per acre. Here is a choice one: lU acres of finely improved prairie farm six miles from Clarence, only $135 per acre; this is an ideal farm home. Here is ofle of the finest improved prairie farms in Shelby County, only five miles from Clarence, 160 acres, one of unusual richness, 'at only $165 per acres. Many of these farms are on tbe Ocean to Ocean highway, Here is a farm of 80 acres for the man who does not want to work much; a rolling grass land, 35 acres in corn, good bouse and barn, stock and wagon scales, other improve' ments, 8 miles from Clarence, prairie all the way,' 45 acres in pas ture and meadow, only half mile to school, on County seat auto road, telephone and rural route, fine local ity, only $60. per acre. Come quick if you want these bargains. Other farms, and Xown properties in Mon roe City, Shelbina, and Clarence. W. H. CLAWSON, Clarence, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Maddox returned to their home in Hannibal Sunday after a three weeks stay in this city. Mr. Maddox who has been ill and unable to work was able to return to his duties as ma chinist at the Burlington shops Monday. Most of us believe in working not weeping: in boosting, not knock ing. and in tbe pleasure of the job you are doing. And also believe that man gets what be goes after that one deed done today is wort two deeds tomorrow, and that no one is down and out until he has lost faith in himself. ously against dancing, picture shows' - and card playing frivolities in which less than one person in a hundred indulges before a crowd of two thousand people at Paris two Sunday nights ago, a lot of people grieved because nothiog was said about money madness, temper and greed, a bevy-of sins to which the general public is more or less ad dicted and which are condemning millions of people to hardships they otherwise would escape These sins ' make devils of men who practice them. They put the devil into men upon whom they are practiced. They inspire prosperous men to withhold their money from Ghristian activi ties. They exact dishonest toll, from those who live from hand to- mouth, leaving nothing for worthy contributions. Practically every person who went away from the tent that night was gleeful because sins to which they were not addicted had been denounced, instead of thought ful because of the selfishness, friv olities and greed which keeps them from doing their best. Not twenty per cent of that crowd can be found regularly at church. Not more than-. twenty per cent contributes any thing to Christian activities. Not twenty per cent observe the Sab bath in an orthodox manner. To ignore sins which are all but uni versal and direct all the batteries against targets which could only be - ocated with a magnifying glass was- too much like fighting windmills. This is no defense of dancing, card playing, or other frivolities, of course for at best they contribute nothing, to the development of character, even though they do not lead to outbreaking evil. It is simply a protest against playing up trivial and exceptional things to the exclu sion of evils which swing entire communities away from God. This? is not said in a spirit of criticism of Evangelist Hankins, either, for we liked him very much. The idea simply is that pot shots should be taken when you are out for meat and encounter a flock of ducks, in stead of blazing away at a distant. half-starved sparrow. Paris AppeaL B.J. Pierceall. B. J. Pierceall passed away at his home in this city Friday, Aug. 22, 1919. His death was the result of a sunstroke which be suffered nine- days ago. He was unconscious practically all the time for eight days preceding his death. Benedict Joseph Pierceall was born at Stoutsville. Jan. 29. 1853 and spent his entire life in Monroe County. He was married to Miss Phoebe Hodson of tbis city, Sep tember 2, 1889. Mr. Pierceall witb his family, moved to Monroe City- last fall. Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Rosary church iu this city by Rev. Fr. J. J. Jermain, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and burial took place at St. Stephens cemetery at Indian Creek, Mr. Pierceall was a member of the Catholic Church in this city. He is survived by his wife and five chil dren: Mrs. Sterling Hays, Emmett and John, all of this city andGeorge of Indian Creek, and a sister, Mrs. Rose McAllister of this city, a half sister, Mrs. Wm. VanMarter of Kan sas City and two half brothers, Em mett and Gent Pierceall of Monroe City. Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Smith re turned to their home in Hannibal Friday after a two weeks stay in this city at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Smith. Mr. Smith has been having boils on his arm and was u nable to work. But returned home much improved.