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Farm Girl's Badge.
By Mae Peebles
Some say we must wear a flag or two
Or anything that's red, white and blue;
A ribbon, a hat, a pin or a tie will clearly
Show that we love our country dearly.
But what of the girl who dwells on a farm?
She surely has a better badge on her arm.
The badge is not one she may adore;
She did not buy it from any store.
Though it's not red nor blue nor white
Patriotic love is shown all right.
Her arm is tanned from the sun's bright rays
It shows of her work on hot summer days.
Let others wear our colors so dear;
Let others tell that war is here,
One glance at the farm girl's arm of tan,
Will show she is doing all that she can,
And willing to work for she's more than glad
To "do her bit" for some soldier lad.
PLATFORM IS ALL AMERICAN
In announcing his candidacy for
'United States senator Former Gov
ernor Folk said:
"The demand from every part of
'one State has become so strong as
(to amount to an imperative duty upon
-me to give such service in the senate
;as I may, unless the rendering of
uch service will conflict with a
Jhigher duty elsewhere. I will not per
anit anything to divert or change the
course I have mapped out to do my
utmost to free St. Louis, Kansas City
:and Missouri from the chains of un
just rate discrimination. This fight
"will be kept up until it is won.
"The arbitrary case was set for
May 6, and the legal work in con
nection with the presentation of the
viase had been completed at that tinw.
.At the request of the railroads it was
postponed by the Interstate Com
Juierce Commission until June 3, and
the case its now thoroughly prepare.,
"for presentation then. It will tak -:$ome
five or six days for the hearing
Permitting the use of my name in con
nection with the senatorship will not
interfere in any way with this case.
'The first and highest duty o:
.Americans is to win the war, and wi;.
it speedily and worthily. Presides
Wilson is the leader not only o!
America, but of the democracy of tht
world. He should be upheld by ail
true Americans, and I shall continue
to give him whole-hearted -and abso
lute support. He is our leader, and
behind him are the mighty hosts ot
America, ready to serve and to sac
rifice for the glory of the republic.
"The war must not end until it haa
heen won, if it takes every man and
very dollar in America. The mil
lions of American boys who have an
jswered to the nation's call should bt
sustained with the knowledge thai
vhe people of America are with them
heart and soul. Any many who is not
for the United States in this war muei
be counted as disloyal and against
the United States. The time hat
come to draw the line between the
loyal American and the pro-Hun
There is no place in the Democratic
party of Missouri for those who an
not 100 per cent Americans. I dc
not want their votes or their sup
port. I prefer their opposition tr
their good will. If I cannot be elect
ed without them I do not want to be
elected at all.
"The great domestic question, both
during the war and after the war, is
that of transportation. During the
next two years there will be a re
adjustment ot rates and some kind of
Bolutlon of the railroad and waterways
auestiona. If. by reason of my experi
ence as chief counsel of the Interstate
Commerce Commission for four years,
the people think I can be ot special
eervice in this connection as a United
States senator, I am willing to helf
them and the President in any way ;
possibly can. In the United States
Senate I shall complete the work or
giving St. Louis, Kansas City and Mis
sourl the justice and equality of rate:
to which they are entitled, and tr
lirlnging abjut the utilization ot ou
waterways under governmental ope
ration and financed by the Govern
ment, as are the railroad transports
tion agencies under Federal control.
It the Government finances the rail
roads, which it does not own it should
finance the waterways which it does
"Later on. in an address at St. Jo
ieph, I shall discuss" more fully the
principles that shall guide me in the
iervice I am asked to render."
The following biographical sketch h
'.aken from "Who's Who in America":
Joseph W. Folk was Circuit Attor
ley of St. Louis from 1900 to 1904, anti
exposed a vast amount of political and
official corruption, and prosecuted nu
nerous bribery cases, which attracted
iation-wide attention. He was elected
Governor of Missouri in 1905, carrying
he State on the Democratic ticket bj
majority of 30,000, although the Rt
mblican national ticket headed b;
Theodore Roosevelt carried the Stat.
y 25.000. He enforced the liquor lawt
,uppressed racetrack gambling an-;
vinerooms; was the author of th
Missouri Anti-Lobby Law. Initiativ
md Referendum, Compulsory Educa
'ional Law and the Parole Law.
He was appointed solicitor, Unitei'
States Department of State, by Pres!
lent Wilson September 22, 1913; sr.
ected as chief counsel of the Inte:
Uate Commerce Commission March 1
1914. In this capacity he conducted
nvestigatious of the New Haver.
.lock Island. Louisville & Nashvill
md other railroads and appeared a.
'ounsel f- r the commission in nume.
jus cases before the United State:
Supreme Court. On March 1, 1918, he
was selected as general counsel of th
St. Louis Chamber of Commerce an-;
ipecial counsel in the case involving
.he arbitrary charge on traffic cross
ng the bridge from East St. Louis tc
Headquarters have been opened
by Governor Folk's friends in th
Equitable Building, St. Louis, with
Ewing Y. Mitchell, of Springfield, as
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the fiiends
and neighbors who so willingly and
kindly assisted us during the illness
and death of our beloved brother,
Jas. H. Ryan, and assure you that
you will ever be remembered.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Boarraan, ac
companied by their son and daugh
ter were in St. Louis Friday where
they expected to see their son, and
brother, Leo who was enroute from
Kelly Field, Texas to the East, but
were disappointed as he went in a
different direction from what he
thought he would.
W. D. Erwin and family, of Des
Moines, Iowa motored to this city
and are visiting at the homes of
bis sisters, Mesdames S. T. Pollard
and Nannie Maddux.
Real estate, loan and insurance,
also life and accident insurance
given perssonal attention. T. P.
Quinn & Co., Stout&ville, Mo.
The Democrat is authorized to an
nounce the following candidates for
nomination, subject to the Democratic
primary election, Tuesday, August 6,
For County Representative
W. E. WHITECOTTON
For Prosecuting Attorney
J. J. BROWNING
E. T. FULLER
J. FRANK CROW
A. C DEAVER
G. KING LEWIS
For County Clerk
JOHN H. CRUMP
M. K. CURTRIGHT
W. FRANK JONES
J- N. MAGRUDER
For Circuit Clerk
County Judge Eastern Distrirt
J. T. SCOBEE
A. G DOOLEY
For Presiding Judge Co Court
E M. LIPP
J. M. GRIGSBY
POULTRY AND EGGS
FOR SALE Eggs from choice line
bred Barred Plymouth Rocks, Thomp
strain. Guaranteed hatch. E. E.
Evans, at Wade & Dawson's.
EGGS For Sale, White Plymouth
Rock eggs for batching; finest flock
in the state: range raised, heavy bone
stock; fertility guaranteed: $6 per
100: $1.00 per setting of 15. Can make
prompt delivery. Pine Grove Poultry
Farm, Monroe City, Mo., W. S,
FOR SALE One used Ford toueing
car, in good condition, including
new tires. Monroe Overland Com
pany, Monroe City. Mo.
OLD Established Accident & Insur
ance Company wants agents throe
o' t Missouri. Direct Home Office coot-act,
liberal policies, splendid op
portunity. Write, National Casualty
Co.. Detroit, Mich.
Our soda fountain is the largest
and most sanitary in the city. Let
us serve you. Jackson's Pharmacy.
Mothers have no trouble finding
odd pants for the little boys when
they go to Hanly & Green.
. Let us do your cleaning, pressing
and repairing. We appreciate your
business. L. L. Lane, Tailor.
Harrison's Town and Country
paint the best money can buy at
IT WILL PAY YOU
TO SEE THEM
Levy's Dep. Store
Monroe City, Mo.
The Red Cross Surgical dressing
class completed its course last wee k
when seventeen ladies graduated.
Mrs. Roy Moss, of Hunnewell was
the instructor, Mrs. M. B. Proctor
will be named as supervisor of
surgical dressings and the members
of the class will serve as captains
of the work, when the general class
work is begun which will be in a
very short time. The graduates
are: Miss Bell Johnson, Mrs. M. B.
Proctor, Mrs. Edwin Walker, Miss
Lucile Proctor, Mrs. W. W. Long-1
mire, Miss Dorothy Patterson, Miss
Bess Wharton, Miss Daisy Huston,
Mrs. L L. Lane, Mrs, N. A. Drescher,
Mrs. Joe Smith. Mrs. J V. Proctor,
Mrs. Hunter Anderson, Mrs. Will
Green, Miss Mary Wadsworth and
Miss Mae Bell.
J. M. Grigsby, of Granville, is an
nounced in this issue of the Demo
crat as a candidate for presiding
judge of the county court. 'Mr.
Grigsby has served two terms on
the bench as judge from the eastern
district and 6ays he is willing to
stand on his record made during
this time The Democrat does not
hesitate to recommend him for the
position as he has served us well
and faithfully in the past and we
are sure would do so in the future.
Miss Frances Yates, formerly
saleslady for the J. B. Hagan D. G.
Co , has resigned her position and
accepted a position in the Farmers
& Merchants Bank. Miss Yates
will fill the vacancy made by Alexis
Hays, who left Monday with the
Monroe County draft for Camp
Mrs. Emma Jackson and daughter
Miis Beulah went to LaGrange Wed
nesbay where they will visit until
the first of the week with their son
and brother, Estell Jackson, and
John Abbott, of Quincy and
sister. Mrs. V. C. Shearman, of Han
nibal spent yesterday at the home
of their uncle, Evan Smith and
Miss Edna Maud Gentry of Stouts
ville enroute to Kansas City to visit
relatives spent Monday in this city
at the home of N. A. Drescher.
Mose Parish, who has been quiet
sick for some time was very low
yesterday and his death is expected
at any time.
Fred Smith, of Hannibal spent
Saturday and Sunday at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Evan
The Overland Gsrage and Service
Station guarantees all work to be
ON SALE THIS WEEK!
Thrift Stamp Day.
Friday, June 28. has oeen select
ed by President Wilson and Gov
ernor Gardner a9 "Thrift Stamp
Day." On this day every state is
expected to obtain enough pledges
to put over their individual quotas
in this campaign.
Local committees will look after
sales and advertising in the differ
ent towns and communities.
Missouri's quota is $71,000,000
which means approximately $20
for each man, woman and child in
John C. Allison, a well known
farmer living five miles northwest
of Warren, took his own life last
Friday by shooting himself in the
brain with a small calibre revolver.
He was seventy-three years of age
at the time, and for twenty-five or
thirty years has been an invalid,
suffering from heart disease. Re
cently his physicians told hio
there was no chance for bis getting
better, and he has been verv de
spondent. His wife and several
children survive him Palmyra
Help Wanted, Female Capable
woman to take full charge of alter
ation room. One who is looking for
a chance to grow iato a responsible
position and must be a first diss
fitter. State age and experience.
Call or address Reib's, Quincy. III.
Miss Anna B. Larson is spending
a week are more in this city the
guest at the home of her sister. Mrs
James Wadsworth. Miss Larson
who taught in the High School at
Charleston the past term is on her
way to her home in Bucklin.
Mrs Eugene Leake and little
daughter, of Hunnewell spent Wed
nesday and Thursday at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D S.
Mr. and Mrs. R F. Lay, of St.
Louis having been spending a few
day's with his mother and sister,
Mrs. Lay, and Mrs. R. S. McClintic.
Miss Sallie Wailes, who has bee n,
training for nurse in Columbia ar
rived home Friday to spend a two
weeks vacation with her father.
Ollie Elliott, and mother Mrs.
Martha Elliott, and Misses Mary
Wilson and Lula Kendrick spent
Sunday in Vandalia.
Harold Ballard and wife, of Han
nibal spent the week end with his
parents, R. 0. Ballard and wife.