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We are now prepared to do all kinds of
storage cattery work, charging and repair
ing; we can save you the expense of send
ing your battery away. Our charges are
reasonable and work guaranteed.
Monroe City Auto Company
GEORGE & STEVE .
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Interesting items About the
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. tn.
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.
i H. C. Bolen, Pastor.
Rev. John Anderson will preach
at the Methodist church Sunday
at 10:45 a. in. The Epworth League
f will give an open session Sunday
' evening at 7:30.
( FIRST BAPTIST.
Revival meeting set for 1st Sun
1 day in March will continue two
Preaching Sunday 11 a. m. Morn
ing theme: "Holy Spirits Part in a
Sunday School 9.45 a. m. Tom
B. Y. P. U. 630 p. m. Tilden
Preaching 7:30 p. m Evening
theme: "Over the Top."
Good warm place to worship. We
Joseph C. Cook, Pastor.
All regular services at regular
hours next Sunday. Theme of a
m sermon same as was announced
for last Sunday. Theme of evening
sermon, "The Devil's Tinder-Box"
C. E. Topic; "The Power Of The
Cross In Asia." Ps. 96: 1-ia
Lee R. Sparks, Pastor.
Dr. John Crouch preached two
excellent sermons Sunday. All who
have heard Dr. Crouch know there
is a religious treat in store for all
who hear bim next Sunday. Sunday
school at 9:45 and preaching at 11
Last Friday Deputy Sheriff Burg
dorf went to the home of Warren
McGee, near Newmarket, and ar
rested the latter's brother-in-law,
Elias Crow, on a charge of bigamy.
The arrest was made at the request
f Carterv Hie, Mo officers and one
of them came here Monday and
took the man back with bim. Crow
has been in Marion county for sev
eral days, wife No. 2 being with
Him, and it is understood that bis
relatives thought, as he claims,
i that he bad secured a divorce from
! the first wife. Palmyra Spectator.
The only reason for thinking there
will be no big drive on the western
front is that the Germans say there
. wUl be. '
Roscoe Young of Goss is visiting
t4fcis sister. Mrs. Will Berry of this
WE DO GOOD JOB WORK
Monroe Go. Corn Tested.
Corn is now being tested for seed
in this county. The results shown are
not very encouraging. It is not safe
to rely on your judgment a?, ii.
former years, in selecting seed corn.
You may have been able in the
past to go to your bin and select
corn that would grow, but from
some unknown cause to us the corn
raised in 1917 has a way of fooling
even the best of judges. Tests
have proven this to be true. You
now have an opportunity to ger
your, corn tested or to buy tested
seed corn. Come to the meeting
that is to be held at the Opera
House in this city today (Friday)
The call for the meeting held last
Friday came too late to make it
general. However, an organization
was perfected and much good will
result if every farmer and stock
raiser in this section of the country
will cooperate and do his part. We
must win this war. It is up to
Deserter Defies Officers
U. S. Marshal W. B Fahy was
called yesterday morning by the
sheriff of Shelby County to go to a
point near Shelbyville presumably
to arrest an alleged deserter who
was reported to have barricaded
himself in a house and was defying
arrest Marshal Fahy left for the
scene at once but at noon yesterday-no
further particulars were ob
tainable. Later Dan Westley. the alleged
d eserter from Camp Funston, was
arrested at bis father's borne 4 miles
northwest of Shelbyville yesterday
SPAU1GS CASH GROCERY
We sell soft wheat and hard wheat flour
and have the following flour substitutes on
Corn Grits, Corn Meal, Rice, Rolled
Oats, Buckwheat, Cracked Hominy,
Flaked Hominy, Corn Flakes, Edi
ble Corn Starch.
We have adopted the Sherman Pricing
System marking everything in plain fig
ures, and invite the public to investigate and
see for themselves that these prices are in ac
cordance with the food regulations.
Bring your meal receipts to us we will save
AJ B. SPALDING, Propr.
206 SOUTH MAIN STREET '
morning by Sheriff Huff and
Marshal Fahy. It had been report
ed that the father of the boy had
declared that he would kill anyone
who a (tempted to arrest his son,
but the sight of the officers seemed
to have had a soothing tendency
and the arrest was quietly made
without any warlike demonstrations.
Westley was taken to Hannibal and
is being held awaiting the action of
the military authorities.
Death of Mrs. Delia Moyers.
Mrs Delia Moyers, wife of Maurice
Moyers, died at her home at Colum
bia Falls, Mont., Friday, Feb. 15,
1918. Tre remains were brought
back to Monroe City for burial, ar
riving here Wednesday on Burling
ton train No. 4.
Funeral services were conducted
at the First Baptisl Church at 2 p.
tn. yesterday. Interment in St.
Mr. and Mrs. Moyers were mar
ried only about a year ago and left
soon after to make their home in
Montana and the death of Mrs.
Moyers was a great shock to her
family and friends here and more
so as it was not known at all that
she was dangerously ill.
Mrs. Moyers was the elder daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. D Crawford
of Ralls Co.. and bad grown to
womanhood in this vicinity. She
leaves besides her husband and par
ents, one sister. Miss Oza Crawford,
and a large circle of other relatives
and friends. The bereaved hus
band and family have the sympathy
of the entire community in this
hour of distress.
Red Gross Gets License.
The American Red Cross has been
granted a license by the War Trade
Board to "trade with the enemy."
Ttiis is how it came about: The
privilege of sending letters, fbod,
jand money to American prisoners
j of war in Germany has been grant
ed exclusively to the Red Cross
, by the German Government. ;
. Germany demands a return for!
this privilege. She asks the Red I
Cross to act as the medium through
which German fathers and mothers
can send a "word from home" or a
remembrance to sons confined in
American prison camps, and to a
minor extent to her prisoners in
French and British camps.
This, in a sense, constitutes
"tradiug with the enemy." Thus it
was necessary to get the sanction
of the War Trade Board for the
undertaking. This has just been
secured, and the license issued. It
gives the American Red Cross a
blanket authorization communica
tion with prisoners of war over the
entire world enemy, allied, and
The Red Cross in war times is
the only organization which can
conduct what is really the single
international postoffice and cable
office for prisoners of war in the
world. It is extending this com
munication and information service
constantly. It is at work all the
time gathering data about the
American dead, wounded and miss
ing on thh side of no man's land
and about the prisoners on the oth
er, the War Department under
takes to send to the nearest of kio
only the bare fact that an Ameri
can soldier has been killed, wound
ed, missing, or taken prisoner. The
Red Cross, on application, supple
ments this by obtaining details and
data. It thus performs a service of
inestimable value to relations at
Rev. H. C. Bolen has given up his
pastorate at Monroe City, on ac
count of his accident some time ago
He notified the official board of the
Methodist church that he would
vacate the parsonage whenever they
secured another preacher. Sbelbina
Democrat. The Democrat is auth
orized by the parties interested
that the above is not correct and is
entirely without foundation.
POULTRY AND EGGS
FOR SALE Eggs from choice line
bred Barred Plymouth Rocks, Thomp
strain. Guaranteed hatch E. E.
Evans, at Wade & Dawson's.
FOR SALE Good cash paying bus!
ness in Monroe City. Reason for
sale, owner leaving city. If Inter
ested apply at Democrat office.
FOR SALE I. H. C. gasoline engine
2 h. p. Second band, but in good
condition and will sell cheap. Wood
& Wilson, Monroe City.
FOR SALE Ford touring car in good
condition. Will sell 'worth the mon
ey if taken at once. J. O. Elliott.
TO LOAN Several hundred dollars
of home money to loan. See Node
Notice is hereby given that letters
of administration on the estate of
Helen C. Greenwel), deceased, were
granted to the undersigned on the 4th
day of February, 1918, by the Probate
Court of Monroe County, Missouri.
All persons having claims against
said estate are required to exhibit
them for allowance to the administra
tor within six months after date of
said letters or they may be precluded
from any benefit of said estate, and if
such claims be not exhibited within
one year from date of this publica
tion they" shall be forever barred.
Dated this 4th day of February,
PHILIP G. MARK, Admr.
Attest: Penn Brace, Probate Judge,
lit lusertiou Feb. 8, M18.
Up to State Board.
A great deal of significance is at-
tached to the meeting of the .state
board of equalization, which meets
at Jefferson City, Feb. 27. Then the
question of tax assessments which
has stirred every county in Missouri,
will be brought to its crisis. It" is
being predicted around the capital
that there will be wholesale re
ductions of assessments returned
in many counties to the state tax
commission, which has ordered
several assessors to make aa entire
ly new return increasing the figutes
Gov. Gardner, who recommended '
the creation of the state tax com
mission, which has insisted upon the
assessment of all property at its
"true value" in money, is the only
member of the board of equalization
who openly states that he is ready
to stand by the valuations certified
to the board by the tax commission.
The other members of the board
are State Auditor Hackmann, State
Treasurer Middlekamp, Secretary or
State Sullivan and Attorney General
McAllister, when asked whether
he would stand by the valuations
certified by the state tax coda
"I cannot answer that until I
know what are the valuations by
counties and classes of property. If
the state tax commission has con
fined its activities this year to the
discovery of intangible wealth which:
heretofore has escaped taxation, as
was suggested to it by the state
board of equalization last spring,
then I will be prepared to ratify its
Ready For Drive.
After extensive preparations si
lently and systematically carried on
it is apparent that both the Ger
mans and the allies are ready for
the long expected offensive In the
west, Secretary Baker says today in
his weekly review of military oper
ations The review says:
"The bulk of the German forces
are now assembling in the west, but
a large number of these units are
wholly untrained in the methods of
western front warfare which differs
radically from that conducted along
other fronts. Furthermore the Ger
man higher command realizes fully
that their forces will meet with far
more difficult tactical objects than
any hitherto encounters by an at
tacking army. A break through
was possible in Russia only after the
morale of the Russians had been
undermined, the same was true in
Italy and we witnessed how speedi
ly the Italian line was mended.
The residence of N. A. Drescher
on North Main Street was badly
damaged by fire last Saturday even
ing. Prompt action by the fire de
partment saved the situation and
prevented further spread of the
flames. Our volunteer fire fighters
are quite proficient and prompt in
handling fires and deserve much
credit for their efforts in that line.
The loss will amount to several
hundred dollars on house and con
tents, all fully covered by insur
ance. It is understood that the
building will be repaired at once
and several improvements will be
Charlie Yates who is in training
in the aviation service at Kelley
Fields came in Saturday evening on
a three weeks furlough.
L 0. Wilson spent part of the
week in Macon visiting at the home
of W. G. Miller. Mr. Miller has
been ill for some time.
Miss Gladys Lear of the Cooper
ville vicinity has been visiting Miss
Emma Belle Jackson for the past
Perry Woods, wife and little son
returned to their borne in Shelby