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Carolyn of the Corners
ky Ruth Belmore Ei.dicott.
Carolyn of the Corners remind
one very much of Pollyannn. The
principal character is a little girl
whose father lnd taught her to
"'look up and see something bright
er and better ahead" and she w is
always "looking up" for herself and
those she loved. Ii is a story of
everyday life and one that both
old and young may both enjoy and
jet a lesson from.
Published by Dodd Mead & Co.
Mew York Price $135.
The Lost Naval Papers
fcy Bennett Copplestone.
This is a serial of stories of Se
ret Service. It will prove f spec
ial interest today as it pictures the
way the spy service is bandied. The
.stories are of the English officials
and their manner of dealing with
the German enemies at the begin
sing of the war and after reading
them you will have a clearer con
ception of what is being done in
this country today than by reading
The stories are clever and are
Published by E P. Dutton & Co.,
New York. Price $1.50.
by Norman Douglas.
Another story by the ' author of
"Old Calambria. The story is laid
on the little vine clad island of
Nepenthe, which lies in the Medi
terranean sea It is full of tradi
lions and the modern men and
women residing there half believe
the stories that have made the is
It is a novel of brilliance and wit
and is written for the cosmopolitan
who ei joys a keen clever story.
Published by Dodd Mead &. Co..
New York Price $1 60
by Marcelle Tinayre. ' ' " '
This is a story of France at the
time of the mobilization which pre
ceded the actual outbreak of hos
tilities. It reveals the spirit of
those memorable days and reveals
France the real France with all
her people standing together ready-)
for any sacrifice for the safety of
their beloved country.
It is a book to inspire and uplift
Americans who are now working1
for the same cause.
Published by E. P. Dutton & Co.,
New York. Price $1.50
by Hugh DeSelincourt.
As the title implies, this is a col
lection of short stories. The best
one is the first one., entitled "The
Sacrifice." It is of the war and is
laid in England and shows how the
various people are sacrificing for
the war and how it affects them.
Their sacrifice is their loved ones,
their own flesh and blood. It por
trays their inner most feelings and
the way they appear to each other.
Published by Dodd Mead & Co.,
New York. Price $1.50 net.
by S. Slater, Jr.
While our thoughts are for . the
most part ot the war and our nov
els are also on that, to us, absorb
ing subject, it is a relief and a pleas
ure to pick up a book that is Dot in
any way connected with that sub
Via Vitae is the story of a coun
try girl who loved and was engaged
to an artist. He went to New York
and later to Paris to study and
while there married a wealthy wid
ow. The girl had gone to the city
and studied music. She was well
received and was a favorite vocal
ist. She felt that her life belonged
to others and spent much of her
time in hospitals, singing and car
ing for the sick. This was so much
more satisfactory to her than the
public approval that she tried to
leave the public lite The story
Levy's Dept. Store
Friday March 15
WE arc going to give free
( with every S5.00 pur
chase of merchandise
25c worth of Government Thrift
Stamps. With a $10.00 purchase,
50 cents worth of Government
We Are Making it Possible
For you to be one of the patri
otic citizens and help win the
war, and we want to show our
appreciation of your patronage
by giving these Gov'ment Thrift
Stamps absolutely free.
Levy's Department Store
Monroe City, Mo.
tells how her old lover comes into
her life, also a surgeon of some
note. It is a very interesting little
Published by The Roxbury Pub.
Co., Boston, Mass. Price $1 50.
The Old Cobblestone House,
by Charlotte Curtis Smith.
This is a real ghost story. The
old cobblestone house is inhabited
by a man, his wife and two chil
dren and the next thing you are
meeting the spirits of the family
that built and occupied the old
house for several generations. They
are very human ghosts and s emto
enjoy eating, dressing and most of
the duties performed by living peo
ple. It is something new even for
a ghost story.
Published by The Crablsman Press,
Rochester, N. Y.
A Yankee in the Trenches
by Corporal R. Derby Holmes.
The author was an American, j
His home was in Boston but when !
the war he enlisted and fought j
with the British. ' He was wounded
twice and was invalided home !
He tells of his experiences very i
much as one of our boys might I
write home if his letters could come ;
thru uncensored. He fought in the ,
battles of Somme whtre he witness- j
ed the first of tbe tanks in action j
It is not a book that tells mainly
of the horrors of war but gives the ,
every day life and it represents the i
humorous side as well as the sad ,
features. It will stir the heait and j
kindle the patriotism of reader. j
Published by Little Brown & Co ,
Boston. Price $1 35.
The First Anniversary. i
The suggestion that April 6 should 1
be observed as the anniversary of
the American entrance into the i
war will undoubtedly meet with a '
response in many quarters, though j
the spirit in whica tbe day will be j
observed will net be that of a holi-1
The first year has been a year of
preparation and the second will be
largely of the same character, for
the full power of the United States,
even under tbe most urgent press
ure and vigorous management, will
uot be developed at the end of an
other 12 months.
This country has little to cele
brate, as yet, except a lofty in
tention, and that will best be honor
ed by diligent effort to turn the in
tention into accomplishment.
There are, however, some matters
that may well engage attention on
the first anniversary of American
participation in the war. It is al
ways necessary to keep clearly in
mind what the country fights for
and to keep the motives of the
nation pure and high. It is neces
sary that every citizen , should re
consider his duties from time to
time. Service is needed and sacri
fices are demanded. One is likely
to grow lax io these things. Tbe
sixth of April is a fitting day upon
which to occupy tbe mind with
these and kindred subjects in order
that there may be a new understand
ing of the war and a new dedication
to the cause of democracy St.
Sometimes in the years to come,
when peace has made glad the
world, and you watch tbe veterans
of this great war march by, you will
ask yourself what did you give
when they offered their lives. It
will make you feel a lot better if
you buy war stamps or Liberty
Bonds now, and help tbe Red Cross
and tbe Y. M. C A. with every
penny you cun spare. It may save
a boy or two to merch among those
heroes that will return from the
Mrs. George Robinson returned
Mondav after a few days visit with
Mlutiutta In shpJhinn
Misses Margaret McCarty and
Edna Crawford are spending a few
How Does a Soldier Feel in a
He was caught like a rat in a trap with only one chance in a million of
coming out alive. He thought of
What docs a soldier think of in a life-and-death crisis? How does fie
feel? What does he dot What is the millionth chance that he takes to escape?
While trembling and hot from the experiences they have gone through,
over two hundred men airmen, trench raiders, submarine commanders,
grenade throwers have told what they saw, heard and felt. To read these
stories of personal adventure is to get an entirely new viewpoint of the war.
A Close-Up of the War
Newspanera and magazines treat the war along broad, general
lines they speak of nations and armies. But these stories
ell you about the most daring, audacious and heroic deeds of
MEN individuals. They tell of exploits which even now
you think never could happen. No professional author in
the history of literature could tell such stories, for no Iran's
imagination could think them up. Yet each of these stories is
true and so startling that the mind simply stands agape at
wonder. They would thrill a man with blood aa cold as a flth.
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Appeals to Sportsmen.
The department appeals to the
patriotism and true sportsmanship
of all persons to cooperate witn it
in tfie enforcement of the Federal
law for the protection of migratory
birds, especially at this time when
the problem of conserving the food
supply is taxing the ingenuity of the
world. It is uratifyini to know that
the majority of t portsmen have ob
served the Federal regulations and
this fact has contributed lar:ely to
the successful results accomplished.
A sense of patriotic duty should im
pel everyone toconserve this natural
food asset, thus perpetuating the
species and increasing the supply
for the benefit of all the people.
Contributions made by residents
of Monroe City, to the National War
Work fund of the Army Y. M C A.
which has now re.iehed $60,000,000
are already paying big dividends in
the lives of b ys who have gone
from this city and county to receive
their military iraining at Camp
Funston, Camp Dodge and other
military points in (he west Ac
Cording to advices reaching here
this week the Y. M. C. A huts io
the big cantonments never have been
so popular as during the recent cold
weather, when thous&ndsof enlisted
men were driven inside the build
ings for their amusements, games
and letter-writing The cheery open
fire-places, the fihonographs and
pianos, books and rragazines form
a tirippy combination that spells
"home" tok the boys away from
home. ' '
Monroe City seems t bave plenty
Important to Fannars.
Missouri farmers who are in need
of help for the coming spring plant
ing are urged by Commissioner
William H. Lewis of the Missouri
Bureau Statistics to at or ce notify
him, through mail or otherwise, at
his headquarters in the M tie Capi
tol, how many men aud (men are
needtd The more quicKiv this in
formation is imparted sooner
can the neeoei neip Df .-.uppnea.
Nc'ver in the history of :he state,
and the same condition" urevail all
over the country, has tture existed
such a shortage of frm i.elp, the
present scarcity chiefly u-ing due
to the heavv demands i i U17 of (
the country for ablet.td men
between twenty one an i u irty-one
for war purposes.
It is necessary for Mi ouri farm
ers of he state to realiz immedi
ately and folly appreci :e tne tight
ness of the labor marke: Htniuuuces
Commissioner Lewis. 1. tuey wait
until after March 1st. m-fore regis
tering their needs for in' in hands
with the State Free E uplovment
Bureau, either at Jeff-rm Ci y; or
804 Grand Avenue. K s is City; or
17 North Eighth Stre i. St. Louis,
or 11U North Severn u Mreet, m.
Joseph, tbe last applicants for help
will experience a hari u ue iu se
curing men, and will then only be
able to fill their wan's rv fieri ug
and paying higher w.is th io labor
ers will be paid by empi ..t rs Irom
the larger cities.
Harry McClintic w,.s visiting in
WE 00 GOOD JOB WOM'
days in Quincy.
of coal to last through the season