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Help "Hold the Line"
By MRS. MAX WEST
Back of that hotly contested bat
tie line in Flanders and Belgium
which marks the s'and of liberty
against despotism, b.ick of the
splendid stanchness of the battle
cry. "ils ne passeront pas!' to which
the United States has sent and is
sending such ringing response,
stands another fighting line, hardly
less important to the safety of
civilization. This line is held by
American mothers. Thousands of
them have sent their pons to France
and thousands more will send
theirs before this bitter fight is
over But in this "second line of
defense," as it has been called,
many mothers whose sons and
daughters will be given to the
st rvice of the United States in the
years to come in no less patriotic
sense than those are given who now
go forth to war. For at the close
of this wur rw 1 for generations to
come the progress of civilization
'will depend upon the kind of men
and women who are ready to take
up its battles.
The young American mother
must begin today to lay the founda
tion of perfect health, upon which
the highest degree of physical and
mental efficiency is built. To direct
and manage the food and care o'
young children so intelligently tha'
every child will nave the best possi
ble start toward such a life is the
big patriotic task which the nation
is asking of young American moth
ers, and it is one which will bring
immeasurable reward in the years
to come if it is well done now.
Many thousands of young chil
dren in this country are suffering
from the lack of such intelligent
care, particularly from poor food
and improper methods of feeding
Throughout infancy and childhood
the food must still be carefully se
lected if children are to thrive. A
great many mothers, boast, smiling
ly. "Oh. my baby eats everyting we
have od the table!" as if that were
something to be proud of.
They fail to realize that the di
gestive machinery of a voung child
is no more capable of dealing with
all the foods which an adult may
eat than are their muscles and
brain capable of doing the work of
a grown person.
This dangerous idea, which is
widespread, is without doubt par
tially responsible for much weak
ness, illness and imperfect develop
tnent of the growing child's body.
To help mothers select and man
age the diet in such way that the
child will secure all the elements
necessary for healthy growth, and
to suggest many details of the rou
tine care of the normal child, the
Children's Bureau, United Statee
Department of Labor. Washington.
D. C. will soon publish a simple
bulletin on the care of the child of
preschool age, which any mother
may have, without charge, by ad
dressing the bureau One practical
ooint for mothers to remember is
that milk is essential in the diet of
young children, and that for them
there is no other food of equal
diges:ibility and availibilty that
will take its place.
At the present moment a wide
effort is being made throughout the
United States to iearn whether our
young children are above or below
par in physical health, by weighing
and measuring those undfr 6 years
of age. These measurements will
be compared with average heights
and weights for children of each
age group The attention of par
ents will thus be called to the needs
of children who are noticeably be
low the average
THE STOCK MARKETS
Furnished Weekly by Wood-son-Fennewald,
Cattle receipts were light Monday
and the market was steady, but
receipts were liberal today and the
market was steady on choice kinds,
while medium to good steers were
15 to 25c lower. Top today $17.10
for one load of 1030 lb. yearling
steers which we sold for Roy Daw
son of Fulton, Mo , which are the
highest priced car of yearling
steers ever sold on this market
Bulk fo the prime steers $17 00 to
17.65 Choice $1600 to 1675. Good
$14 50 to 15 50. Medium $13 00 to
14.00 Fair killers $11.50 to 12.00
Bpst stockers and feeders steady.
Plain kinds 25c lower. Choice feed
ers $ 12.00 to 13.00 Good $ 1 1 00 to
11.50 Choice stockers $1100 to
1175. Good $975 to 1050. Com
mon $7.75 to 825.
Yearling steers and heifers 15 to
25c lower. Prime yearling $16 25
to 1710. Choice $1450 to 1550
Good $12.25 to 1325. Medium
$1100 to 1200. Fair killers $1000
Choice cows steady, medium kinds
25c lower. Choice $12.00 to 1300
Good $1000 to 1100. Medium $9
9.75. Cutters $7.50 to 8.00. Can
cers $6.75 to 7.25
Hog receipts 12,000, market open
ed 25c lower, closed 50c lower.
Best butcher and lights $1675 to
17.00. Good medium neavy hogs
$1650 to 1670. Good packers
SheeD receipts 2500, market
steady Fat sheep $1300 to 1350
Clipped lambs $1650 to 1715
Spring lambs $19 to 2000.
Boy's Khaki Knickers at Hanly &
Green's. AH sizes iu the Dutchess
Mrs. Zora Abell.
The remains of Mrs Zora Abell,
who died in a hospital at Keokuk,
Iowa, Friday after a short illness
were brought to this city Saturday.
Fuueral services were conducted by
the Rev Father Ryan at the Catho
lie Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30
Burial was in the cemetery of that
church. She was born in Marion
County, August 3. 1875 She leaves
five children, two sons and three
German "kultur" was forcibly im
pressed upon the minds of the
German people on the golden wed
ding anniversary of the Kaiser. A
large number of school girls, thinly
clad and half starved were forced
to stand upon the icy sidewalk front
ing the Kaisers palace and sing
patriotic songs for an hour, after
which several died 'The Beast of
Berlin" is an appropriate title for
Provost Marshal General Crowd
er s ' work or fight" order has been
applied to interned enemy aliens by
the government and many Germans
formerly engaged in business in the
large cities of the country soon will
be plying hoes, rakes and other farm
implements in gardens at troop
camps, raising vegetables for the
w j. a. Meyer, Marion county
food administrator, last week closed
the doors of the grocery business of
J. M. Shulse in Hannibal for
period of one week for alleged
violation of regulations. When he
resumes business as further penalty
he will be compelled to discontinue
the sales of flour and sugar.
Lost Sunday. May, 26, 1918, in
Monroe City or between Monroe
City and Indian Creek, gold watch
with fob attached. Finder leave at
Democrat office and receive reward
For Friday and Saturday!
E have just received another big shipment
of WASH SKIRTS and placed them on
sale at prices you can't duplicate $2.39,
$2.98 and $3.48. Come in and look them over
and you be the judge. Also received another lot of
Georgette and Crepe de Chine waists, the very
latest styles and colors. We have them priced low
as $3.98, S4.98 and $5.98.
These Must be Seen to Appreciate
their real value
Monroe City, Mo.
terns of Interest About Your
Neighbors and Friends.
Trade at Jackson's Pharmacy and
Win. Losson and wife spent Wed
nesday in Hannibal.
Miss Daphne Crawford returned
to her home in this city Saturday
from Poplar Bluff, where has just
closed a successful term of school.
Miss Crawford was recently elected
a member of the Monroe City High
School faculty of which she was
formerly a member before going to
oplar Bluff She was elected to
teach Latin and Science.
Miss Bess Wharton was a Hanni
bal visitor Monday.
Gasoline aiid National Carbonless
Oil Monroe Overland Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Arch Owen are the
proud parents of a fine son, born
Saturday, May 25.
John Medcalf is moving from the
J. B. Anderson property on East
Catherine to 318 1st Street.
Mrs. J. P. Dooley, of Stoutsville
is spending a few days iu this city
with her mother, Mrs. Moss.
Our stock of Wall Paper is com
plete come in make your selec
lion. Jackson's Pharmacy
As we do all our business on a
cash basis we can make better prices
to you - Monroe Overland Co.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. White have
been spending a few days with their
son, James White and wife at Clar
L U. Moore, wife aud little son. of
Kirkwood are visiting at the home
of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. R K.
Mrs. Angie Saffrans, after a visit
at the home of her sister, Mrs. B. G
Moss returned to her home in Pal
Mrs Clyde Matson, of Detroit
Mich- arrived here Saturday to
spend several weeks visiting rela
lives and friends.
John Madden accompanied his
wife to Rochester. Minn., Friday
wtiere she will enter Mayo Bros
hospital for treatment
Ed M Jayne, who is id training
at the Great Lakes Naval Training
Station at Battle Creek, Mich, spent
from Friday until Suuday in this
Miss Bertha Yager, daughter of
Henry Yager and wife, has been
elected to tench in the public
schools in Hannibal the coming
year. Miss Bertha will leave in
about a week for Columbia where
she will attend the Summer session
of the University of Missouri.
A fine 8 pound son arrived at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. K. I Gannon
in St. Louis. Thursday. May 23.
Mother and baby are getting along
nicely. The mother was formerly
Miss Bernadette O'Daniel and is the
daughter of Mrs. Maggie O'Daniel
of this city.
Mrs. Nellie Dawson, Misses Lucile
Wright, Mary Kern. Georgia Ren
shaw. Virginia Fields, Mary Loyd,
Viviau Pike, Kathryn Larkin, and
Paul Maddox, left Tuesday for
Kirksville where they will attend
the summer session at the Normal
George Cnipman accompanied his
wife to a hospital in Kansas City
Saturday night where she was oper
ated on Tuesday morning for ap
pendicitis. Sne stood the operation
as well as could be expected and
is getting along nicely.
Misses Minnie and Lavon Ryan,
of Keokuk, Iowa, Wm. Ryan, of
Winchester, Mo , and John Ryan, of
Hillsboro, Iowa attended the funeral
of James H Ryan in this city Mon
Mrs. J. O. Walker and two chil
dren arrived here Monday from
Hutchison, Kansas for a several
weeks visit with her parents, Mr,
aud Mrs R. E Redman of near this
city and other relatives.
Help Wanted, Female Refined,
educated young lady to learn the
ready-to-wear business. Permanent
position for the one who caa qualify.
Address or call Reib's, Quincy. III.
Mr. and Mra W. S. Wilson. Mr.
and Mrs. Clay Underhill, and two
sons, H. M. McCann, Misses Alma
Pierceall, Opal Vaughn. Lucile
Proctor and Lottie Montgomery
spent Saturday ' and Sunday at
Camp Funston, with the following
Monroe City boy's: DeForest Wilson,
Ira Underhill, Edgar McCann and
Thos Montgomery. The boy's pass
ed through this city Tuesday morn
ing for an Eastern embarking camp.
It won't be long before these boy's
will be on their way to France.
Mrs. W. W. Tait and little daugh
ter. Miss Marlyn will go to Anabel
today, (Friday) and from there Mrs
Tait will go to Columbia where she
will attend the graduation exercises
of the University of Missouri at
Columbia of which her sister, Miss
Edna Scott is a member and who
will receive her A. B. degr e from
the State University. Miss Scott
was recently elected a member of
the Palmyra High School faculty.
Mesdames Alex Steiner and R. C.
Keene, of Manhattan, Kas., came
Saturday to spend several weeks
with their parents, I. N. Mclntire
and wife. Mrs. Keene's husband.
Lieut. R. C. Keene left Saturday for
France and Mrs. Steiner's husband
passed through this city Tuesday
morning on his way to some East
Among those who attended the
funeral of Mrs. Zora Abell at this
place Sunday were: Gus Krummell
of Stoutsville; Mrs W. A. Stevens of
Anabel; Mrs. Mary Carey and Mrs.
Lou Luckey of Palmyra; R. J. Abell.
Misses Haley Abell and Ethel Woolf
of Keokuk, la.; Fred Luckey of
Miss Helen Southern, who was a
member ol the graduation class from
Synodical College, at Fulton, ia home
to spend the summer vacation with
her parents. Dr, and Mrs. J. N.
Southern, Miss Helen has been
elected to teach in the new Bloom
field school the next term.
Mrs. Rex Durr whose husband
left Monday with the Monroe Coun
ty boys for Camp Dodge. Iowa, left
the name day for Perry where she
will make her home with her uncle,