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Bob White Soap
Rice, 3 pounds
Matches, 6 boxes - -Corn,
Peas, 2 cans
Sunbrite Cleanser, 6 cans
Jumbo Coffee, 4 lbs. -Peaberry
Coffee, 5 lbs.
Potatoes, per peck
Grimes Golden Apples, peck
Crisco, 1 1-2 pounds
Pinto Beans, 2 pounds
Mary Jane Sorghum, gal
Karo Syrup, .gal.
Barr's Cash Store
MONROE CITY, MISSOURI.
All Ships Coaled.
No essential ship in New York
barbor is being prevented from
sailing for lack of fuel, according
to J E Parsons, coal expert, detail
ed by the United States shipping
board to supervise the bunkering of
vessels. He said that of 213 ships
awaiting coal a week ago but 81,
none of them "vital to the needs of
the allies" remained to be coaled.
This was the first word to come
from authorative sources in New
York indicating that the fuel situa
tion had been relieved materially
through the five day industrial sus
pension and its resultant coal con
sumption and loosening of freight
Reports said New York already
L- on hand enough coal to fill
bunkers of fifty vessels loaded with
supplies for American army and the
allies and more than a hundred
ships in Hampton roads were being
coaled rapidly. Plans to command
eer tugs, if necessary, are being
Officials who recently sought a
railroad embargo on general freight ,
as a means of relieving congestion
declared again this step would have
to be taken or non essentials denied
transportation if the freight tangle
is to be straightened. Director
General McAdoo declined to order
the embargo, it was learned despite
its recommendation bv the war
Heavy snows over the entire east
compelled the abandonment of
scores of passenger train schedules.
Locomotives so released were di
verted to coal traffic.
Reports reaching the fuel and the
railroad administration indicated
coal moving to Atlantic seaports in
adequate quantities to bunker ships
and to cities where domestic sup
plies were low. The fuel adminis
tration declared plenty of empty
cars were being delivered to mines
in the coal region and that loading
was going ahead steadily.
A message was received here
Tuesday stating that H C. Benson
bad been killed by a saw, presuma
bly by accident, at Monte Vista,
Colo. No particulars were given.
Mr. Benson was well known here
and bis wife was Miss Pearl Great
bouse. Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Jaeger, of
Mason City. Iowa, who have been
visiting relatives here left Friday
for Quincy to visit relatives.
Milton Noel, a Madison druggist
transacted business here Tuesday.
dust in Time.
Two cars of coal arrived in Palmy
ra last Wednesday just in time to
prevent a lot of inconvenience and
actual suffering. One was received
by Metcalf & Dingle and put out in
small quantities where it would do
the most good, and the other came
to the county and was divided be
tween the hospital and the court
house. Buz Bledsoe, janitor of the
latter building was in the act of put
ting the last shovel full in the -furnace
when the long expected team
drove up. Otherwise all county
business would have been suspended
as there is no way of heating the
building except by steam. Thurs
day it was thought the electric light
plant would have to be shut down,
but enough fuel was borrowed from
the county to last that day, and a
car load was received later.
Roll of Honor For January.
Grade I Neal Adams, Goetz
Chipman, Oliver Duncan, Reva Fin
ney, Helen Harris, Danella Johnston
Margaret Elizabeth Utterback, Man
ning Walker, Jean Wade.
Grade II Scott Conway, Roily
Dean Fry. Samuel Gott, Elmo Wil
lard, Sarah Elizabeth Foley, Char
ley McKee, Kermit Ploeger.
Grade III Earl Harris, Charla-
belle Sharp, Harold Ransdell, Harold
Krummel, Donovan White.
Grade IV Ruth McFarland, Lil
lian Ballard. Edith Walker. Mildred
Tuley. Allie Wolf. Eileen Tuley,
Grade V Dona Fern George.
Harold McFarland, Mary Lewis
Gott, Martha E. Conway, Thelma
Grade VI Burnley Cook, Judith
E Johnson, Harold fiord, Thelma
George, Mary Boulware.
Grade VII Paul Ballard, Easton
McFarland, Paul Powers. Paulyne
Grade VIII -May me Lee May,
Bailey Green, Jack Wade.
January was a good school month
notwithstanding the cold weather
and scarlet fever scare, 346 boys
and girls were enrolled in our school
for that month. Congratulations
are in order for the fifth grade, as
they captured the "Banner Room"
penant Their attendance was 96.5
per cent and they made only two
tardies. Several grades didn't make
a single tardy, but their attendance
was poor. Lets get busy and make
reoruary a oetter school month.
Yours for better schools,
Lee C. Stuart. Supt.
The P. E. O. will meer with Mrs
Wm. Ely tomorrow Saturday.
Interesting items About the
We the undersigned, voted at a
meeting of our Alliance last Mon
day to resubmit the union prayer
meeting' proposition to our several
congregations for reconsideration.
This was done last Wednesday eve
ning and the following churches
voted in favor of the proposition;
Presbyterian, First Baptist, Chris
tian, Methodist and Grace Baptist
Thtse union prayermeetings ere to
be held at the different churches for
the next six weeks, beginning next
Wednesday evening at the First
Baptist Church with Rev. Wharton
as leader. Laymen will lead in turn
for the churches not represented by
Joseph C Cook.
; W. T. Wharton,
H. C. Bolen,
Lee R. Sparks.
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
Senior League at 6:30 p. m.
Preaching at 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednes
day evening at 7:30.
H. C. Bolen, Pastor.
Rev. W. P. Wynn will preach Sun
day at the Methodist church. Every
member is urged to be present as
this will be Dollar Day, if you can't
attend send your Dollar. Quarterly
meeting will be held Monday.
Services for next Sunday; Preach
ing at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sub
jects, "Christianity and Patriotism,"
Evening "Wells of Salvation," Sab
bath School at 9:45 a. m. and C. E.
6:30 p. m. Union prayermeeting
next Wednesday evening at First
Baptist chtfreh.with Rev. Wharton
leader. Remember ours is a "Home
like Chucrcb," you will receive a
warm and hearty welcome.
Lee R. Sparks. Pastor.
Preaching Sunday 11 a. m.
Theme: "A Revival and Its Sym p
toms." Sunday School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 7:30 pv m. Subject:
We will have a good warm house
and a hearty welcome for all.
Joseph C. Cook. Pastor.
The 16 cantonments built for the
training of soldiers cost $134,000.
000, with a net profit to contrac
tors of 2 98 per cent.
I will sell at my farm 3'2 miles north artd l'j 'miles west of Monroe City,
and 1-4 mile south of Cooper school, the following described property, on
Tuesday, January 29, 1918
6 HEAD OF HORSES
One mare, 10 years old, lady broke; 8-year-old mare, well broke, in foal by
jack; 7-year-old mare, in foal by jack; 4-year-old mare, broke to work; 4-year-old
bay gelding, broke; 3-year-old bay gelding, not broke.
24 HEAD OF MULES
Twenty-one coming three-year-old males, fat and ready for market, and
most of them will be broke ready for work by day of sale.. Thirteen of this
number are mare mules. This is a fine bunch of mules and worth the money.
Two coming 2-year-old mules and one coming yearling mule.
Two good milk cows, 4 and 5 years old, will be fresh in early spring.
Two brood sows, will pig in March.
13 Head of Extra Good Sheep "Will Lamb in
THERE WILL ALSO BE OTHER STQCK FOR SALE THAT DAY
SEED OATS 100 bushels of good seed oats, also 20 tons of extra good
hay if not sold by day of sale.
LUNCH ON GROUND
TERMS: A credit of eight months will be given on all sums over $10,
parchaser to give bankable note bearing 8 per cent interest from date of sale.
$10 and under cash. No property to be removed until terms of sale are com
AUCTIONEERS: YOUELL, WALKER AND OTHERS.
J. S. RUTLEDGE, CLERK.
Mr. I T. Peyton and Miss Calista
Tooley who were married last week
at Hannibal by Rev. W P. Wynn,'
have returned from their bridal trip
and will be' at home to their'
rumerous friends at the residence
of Mrs. Catherine Tooley wnere'
they will make their home for the
present Mr. and Mrs. Peyton are
populur young people and the
Democrat extends congratulations.
Learning he could secure definite
lease on the coal rights from the
owner of the Swift land east of
Paris, Fuel Administrator Fuller has
started in to organize a local com
pany to sink a new shaft and mine
the coal for local consumption. The
pocket is extensive, the deposit be
ing sufficient to last the town for
years, and on account of its thick
ness, which is nine feet, ample labor
could be secured to work it. With
this shaft in operation supplying
local needs would be easy. Seven
men are now at work in the Baskett
mine west of town and the . Mer
cury's agitation, with the fuel ad
ministrator back of it, may yet free
Paris of the danger of recurring
coal famines Paris Mercury.'
A disastrous fire occurred at the
state penitentiary early Tuesday
morning, causing a loss estimated
at $250,000. Shoe factory No. 16,
the property of and conducted by
the state, together with a large
amount of leather were destroyed.
Only the machinery was covered
with insurance. The cause of the
fire is unknown, but the officials of
the institution are convinced that
it was of incendiary origin as evi
dence was found indicating incen
diary designs. Two other fires had
been extinguished earlier in the
night, but the third blaze which al
so destroyed the state laundry was
unmanageble and refused to yield
to the efforts of the whole fire de
partment of Jeff irson City.
Martha Kinman a thirteen year
old birl of this city, was taken . to
the Industrial Home for girls at
Chillicothe last Saturday, by Sheriff
Nolen. Two younger children a boy
aged 8 and a girl 11 of the same
family were sent to the Baker Or
phans Home at Kansas City the
same day. There were no real
criminal charges against the girl
sent to the Industrial Home. The
commitment was based upon
evidence that the childs father was
unable to properly care for her and
that her associates and surroundings
were viscious and immoral and not
proper for one of her age. She is
rather a bright girl and seemed to
appreciate the efforts of the kind
people who interested themselves in
Roy Bedwell of Shelbina was in
Monroe City Tuesday.
The New Regulations
That the United States is at war
was realized in fact by Monroe
County people last Friday when
State Fuel Administrator Crossley
named opening and closing for busi
ness bouses in this state. However,
with one or two exceptions, Monroe
City merchants and business men
not only responded to the call to
conserve fuel by making a shorter
day. but reduced the time named
in this nrof Ku oovoral hmiea A
a meeting of the business men the
following was agreed to: '
Dry goods and clothing stores,
open at 8:30 a. m. and close at 5 p.
m., except Saturday, when they will
remain open 7 p. m.
Grocery stores and meat eVj"" "
open at 7:30 a. m. and close 6
m, except Saturdays, whet
closing hour will be 9 p. m.
Drug stores, 7 a. m. to 10 p.
Restaurants close at 10 p. m,
opening time not given.
Amusement places, picture shows,
bowling alleys, pool rooms, etc,
clobe at 10 p. nx, opening time not
Barber shops, open at 8:30. close
at 750 p.m.
The city light plant has arranged
to close down from 10:30 p. m. until
5 a m. It was first thought Advis
able to suspend the day current but
this could not be done on account
of so many motors that are used in
all kinds of business in the city.
Street lights, including the white
way will be discontinued as far as
As far as we have been able to
learn, with the one or two excep
tions mentioned above. Monroe City
people have taken kindly to the new
order of things and are ready and
willing to assist in every way to '
end the war as speedily as possible.
There was some talk of reporting
those who refuse to comply with tu
regulations, but the Democrat does
trot kuow whether or not this has '
A motion for a new trial in the -Solan
case was filed by bis attor
neys last week at Macon and it is
expected that it wili be argued . at
the special session January 28. It
was in the usual form and stress
was laid on the contention of the
defendant that the evidence did not
warrant conviction of murder in the
first degree, and holds that the in
structions should have been for
murder in the second degree only.
There was an all day session held
at Red Cross rooms on Monday
January 21, Mrs. Herman Levy
Captain. The ladies all brought
lunch and had a most delightful day
and the days work was something '
they can well be proud of. Mrs.
Levy announces that she will bold
all day sessions each Monday be
ginning work at 9:30 o'clock and
will be pleased to have all come
that can arrange to do so. '
Monroe UltV RahpkAha daA a
luncheon at the Odd Fellows Hall
Tuesday evening of this week in j
honor of Mr. and Mrs. J. H Jamison 4
and Miss Stella Lawson. Mr. and H
Mrs. Jamison will leave shortly for
lexas where they intenf to make :
their future home. , a
Don't forget that it will be against s
the law to run an automobile with jj
glaring headlights after the first of A
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Biro DBrrea in towns and can be
tons! In U A. I
ureu hi me cuuuiry oniy wnen Gi-
rected at the ground instead of
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robinson and
two children. Lucile and Wilbur, of
St. Louis were called here Thursday
morning by the serious illness of
Mrs. Robinson mother. Mm. fdmM
01 near Hunnewell. I
Miss Mary M. Kidd, of this cityTl
wm leave lot Hannibal February 4.
where she will enter Levering
Hospital to train for nurse.