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Our Spring Shoes have arrived Grey,
Field Mouse, Mahogany and White
Prices Range From $5.00 Up.
When it comes to QUALITY and PRICE
we lead them all
. Tours lot Better Shoe Values
cCarty Mercantile Co.
Monroe City, Mo.
Warning to Farmers.
Another scheme for swindling the
farmers of the United States has
been discovered by the Federal
Farm Loan Board. A man ad
vertising himself as an authorized
organizer of national farm-loan
associations is sending out advertis
ing matter emblazoned with the
national flag, stating that he will
organize such associations at $500
ach, and will teach others the
trick for a certain sum of money.
His advertisements have reached
farmers and business men over a
large part of the United States. He
-claims to be so busy organizing
ualional farm-loan associations that
be needs help, but will take time to
teacn others for a monetary con
sideration. All such representations are
fraudulent. In order to borrow un
ler the farm loan act, it is necessary
for farmers to organize cooperative
national farm-loan associations in
their local communities. It is a
violation of a ruling of the Federal
Farrfl Loan Board, published more
than a year ago, for a national farm
loan association or a joint-stock
land" hank to spend any money for
promotion purposes. Associations
thus organized will not be chartered
by the Federal Farm Loan1 Board
Farmers are warned therefore
against anyone asking a fee for his
proffered services in connection
with applying for a loan under the
Federal farm-loan act
It i9 alleged that one Scott Mc
Bride a school teacher of St. Cath
erine, Mo., uttered the following
words not long ago: "I would like
to have Pres Wilson in my back
yard with a shot gun at his back
and I would do the rest." Now
with due process of law Mr. McBride
was arrested last Saturday by
Deputy Marshal Fahy and conduct
ed to Hannibal where he was ar
raigned before U. S. Commissioner
A. R Smith and placed under a
bond of $2000 for his appearance
before the Commissioner on March
9th for a preliminary examination.
Miss Mary Gentges daughter of
B T. Gentges formerly of this city,
but who now reside at Farminflton,
and Mr. Hubert Bragg of Bethlehem,
Pa. were married in Farmiogton,
February 11th They will make
their home in Pennsylvania.
A government bulletin suggests
for wheatless breakfast:
Ry e cakes.
Corn'and rice"waffles. ' """, "
Spoon cornbread. .
Rye and corn bread.
Sweet potato muffins.
Corn and wheat waffles.
Bran biscuit. '
Some of the breakfast cakes in
the 'wheatless' list may need one or
two tablespoons of wheat flour for
a binder: the other breads are ab
solutely wheatless Extend the list
as your acquaintance grows.
Little grains of sugar,
Little grains of sand
Make the grocer's profits
Swell to beat the band.
Little lumps of sugar,
Little lumps of coal
In our little wallet
Make an awful hole.
It is proper, wise and necessary
to require the people to use sub-i
stitute8 for wheat flour and other
essentials that must be shipped
abroad as a war measure. It is
just as necessary to see to it that
t: e substitutes are provided and at
reasonable prices. It wont do to
say, when the suostitutes are not
procurable, "Enforce the order any
how." Neither will it do to allow
the profiteers to boost the prices of
the substitutes so high that people
cannot afford to buy them. Retail
ers, bakers and consumers who
make honest efforts, in the- best of
good faith, to comply with the food
regulations, should have all the pro
tection and assistance it is possible
for the food administration to give.
And at the very top of their list of
rights is that, when they give up
flour or meat, the corn meal or fish
should be placed where they can
get it at a fair and honest price.
A Hooverized Luncheon.
An Agricultural Council was or
ganized for this territory last Fri
day. Senator R. S. McClintic was
made permanent chairman of the
council and the departments were
constituted as follows, the heads
of the various departments being
Seed Corn E. E. DeLashmutt,
Geo. L. Hampton, L G. Abel, J B.
Gray and Prof. L C. Stewart
Hogs Elmo Jackson.
Cattle Lewis Bell. James Elliott
and James Wadsworth
Dairying Roy G. Melson, W H.
Moss. Geo. L. Turner. Jr. E J. Al
exander, Ernest Clark and Harvev
Wheat and Farm Crops War
ren W Fuqua.
Fertilizers Hugh Ford.
Farm Labor J. S. Conway.
A seed testing station will be es
tablished in the basement of the
Farmers & Merchants Bank Bldg.
under the supervision of I. L Owen
who will see that accurate records
of all corn tested will be kept. The
actual work in testing will be per
formed by the Agricultural class of
the Public School. The station will
be ready for operation some time
this week and farmers are request
ed not to bring not more than 10
bushels of picked corn at any time.
A charge for testing will made of
25 cents per bushel. All farmers
are urged to co-operate with the
council in every thing looking to
the increase of farm products.
The meeting last Friday was
very interesting and a number of
addresses were made. A meeting
of the council is called for today
when F. W. Merrell. of Visconsin
will address the meeting All farm
ers are urged to be present.
It is the opinion of the United
States Food Administration that
the grtss maximum' profit for whole
salers in flour should not exceed
from 50 to 75 cents per barrel. The
profit to retail dealers in original
mill packages should not exceed
from 80 cents to $1.20 per barrel,
depending upon the character of
service performed. Where retailers
sell in amounts less than the origi
nal mill packages, the gross profit
should not exceed 1 cent a pound
The wind last summer blew
clouds of butterflies from France
into Germany. The butterflies de
stroyed the German cabbage crop,
and now Fritz is short of a staple
article of diet. How can he hope
Miss Belle Johnson dplightfully
entertained the members of the
Century Club at her Studio Tuesday
afternoon. Th guests were re
quested to be present at one o'clock
and at that hour had Assembled,
eagerly awaiting this luncheon as
the hostess had announced previous
ly that It would be prepared ac
cording to the orders of the Food
Administrator, and would be wheat
less, meatless, and sweetless.
The studio had not been especial
ly decorated for the occasion but it
needed no special preparation fon i t
is both artistic and interesting and
even a frequent visitor may always
find something new. At the hostess
invitation the guests repaired to the
sky light room where tables had
been laid with snowy linen and
shining silver. Each table was pre
sided over by an officer the places
being designated by Photographic
place cards emblematic of the
Shakespearian study of the club.!tobeat a country where even
Before taking their seats the Star butterflies are doing their bit?
Spangled Banner was sung. The ' ' i?" '
luncheon was served by Miss Tib
Evans, Mesdarnes A. A Melson E.
L Anderson and E H. Anderson.
They were dressed in white and
wore little green aprons and had '
the green and white bows, Century I
Club colors in their hair. The 1
luncheon consisted of five courses
and was delicious. Instead of;
wheat flour being used rye,- rice,
potato, barley and corn flours and :
corn meal were substituted and all
sweeting was done with molasses,
honey and maple, while chicken was
the meat served. After the lunch
eon the guests repaired to the re
ception room. Two Dew members
were initiated, Mrs. W. G William
son and Mrs. Harry Fuqua. After
the business was transacted the
regular literary program was given
The subject was American Humo
rists. The next meeting will be with
Mrs. Schweer with Miss Jaeger as
leader. It will be a musical pro
gram. Mrs. Edmund Jaeger was
an out of town guest
Mr. County assessor you can't
find out a thing from the govern
ment income tax collectors as to
any lists of property given by the
tax payer to the inccune tax men.
They keep these lists confidential.
Read it in the Democrat
Beware The Claim Apnt.
Secretary McAdoo has announced
that it is unnecessary for anyone
having a claim against the Govern
ment as a dependent of soldiers or
sailors killed in service to employ
an attorney or a claim agent. Sucb
claimants need no agent in collect
ing what may be due them. The
Bureau of War Risk Insurance will
furnish blanks for the filing of
The Government does not propose
to have a class of men preying up
on the misfortunes of those who
survive our fighting men. For a
generation after the Civil War every
community supported some individ
ual whose business it was to handle
pension claims. These "pension
agents" flourished and grew fat.
Much of the money that should
have gone to the dependent or
claimant found its way into their
pockets They were recognized b
the Government, probably as a'
necessary evil, under the pension
laws as they existed.
Claim agents are not needed now.
Those having a claim should deal
directly with the Government.
Two Years In Pen.
Sewell H. Griffin of this city who
appealed to the supreme court from
the ruling of the Monroe county
circuit court, having been convict
ed in 1916 on a charge of conduct
ing a house of immoral character
under the guise of a hotel, has begun
his two-year sentence in the pen, the
higher court affirming his sentence.
It is said that Mr. Griffin might
have escaped with a fine of $200
when given his preliminary hearing
in the summer of 1915; but upon
advice of counsel determined to
fight the case, with the foregoing
A misdemeanor charge, at pres
ent pending in the Shelby County
court, where it was taken on a
change of venue from Monroe will
now likely be dropped by the state's
Mrs. Emm l Caulder President of
the Rebekah State Assembly of Mis
souri spent Wednesday' afternoon
and evening in this city. An in
formal meeting was held in the af
ternoon and a very pleasnat and
profitable time was spent. Supper
was served at the hall. At 8 o'clock
lodge opened in form and a regular
school of instruction was held
Ora Lewis may have the distinc
tion of being the last man legally
hanged .in Missouri. Nothing like
being alone in one's class.
Crisco, 1 1-2 pounds
Tomatoes, large can
Corn, 2 cans
Sifted Peas, 2 cans
Pink Salmon, per can
Red Salmon, per can
Macaroni, package x
Washington Crisps, pkg.
Hominy, 3 pounds
Pinto Beans, 2 pounds
Buckwheat, 5 pounds
Peaberry Coffee, 5 lbs
Prunes, per pound
Barr's Cash Store
MONROE CITY, MISSOURI.