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Brimful of Style
waiting for you.
Just out of their
coats, Silk coats!
New Suits, too,
in Poiret Twills,
the rich Silver
tone and Satin
The Selection is at its BEST now
Dresses of Taffeta, Ser
ges, Plaids, Checks and
a number of sample dres
ses on sale at to &
less than the regular
A checking account at your command ena
bles you to pay bills without leaving your
home to send remittances anywhere with
the least effort on your part. And every check
cancelled and returned to you is an unques
tionable receipt. Open an account NOW.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $100,000.00
J. S. Scott, President M. B. Proctor, Cashier
J. J. Brown, Vice President J. S. Rutledge, Asst. Cashier
J. S. Scott, Wm. Buckman, P. W. Huston, R. S. McClintic, J.
J. Brown, J. V. Proctor, Leo. Bell, D. R. Davenport, M. B.
MONROE CITY BANK.
Flour Sales Limited
Flour dealers must now limit their
sales of flour on the basis of six
pounds of flour a month for each
ptrson in the purchaser's household,
the Missouri Division of the U. S.
Food Administration has annouced
Under this ruling a family of four
whether in the town or country
sh ould receive not more than 24
pounds of flour at one time.
No dealer is allowed to sell to
any town household, vno matter how
large the family, more than 24
pounds of flour at any one time.
No farm household, regardless of
its size, can buy more than 49
' pounds of flour at any one time.
F arm families of four or less may
be sold not more 'ban one 24-pound
sack at one time.
These limitations in sales in no
way alter the ruling requiring an
equal amount of substitutes to be
bought with every purchase of flour.
The fifty-fifty rule will be in effect
until after the next harvest at least,
it is announced.
Stop feeding tramps and dead
beats. Everybody who will may
w ork now. There can be no excuse
for the big husky hobo. The nation
needs his work and one way to help
win the war is to shut off handouts
to lazy loafers.
We do odorless cleaning aad
pressing. L. L. Lane, Tailor.
Everybody remembers how busi
ness houses shut down and families
actually suffered for coal a few
months ago. It wasn't that we
didn't have the coal in plenty or
that we were shipping too much
coal out of the country but it was
on account of the railroad tie-up.
Of course, the extreme weather add
ed to the difficulties, but the prime
and very evident reason was the
shortage of cars. The Government
had taken over the railroads, was
using the cars for its own use, and
they were, therefore, not available
for the transportation of coal.
The farmer, a little later on, is
liable to experience the same diffi
culty in moving bis crops to the
centers of distribution, unless he has
forethought enough now to prepare
for this emergency.
Groups of farmers should combine
and consult the responsible parties
"higher up" about transportation
facilities, and should leave no stone
unturned to get adefinite expression,
or a definite promise of cars, for
what profiteth it the farmer if be
raise a ' bumper" crop and it spoils
for want of means of transportation.
The farmer must plan now for
his Deeds and it is none too soon
to provide for moving of crops this
The Democrat for good job work.
I A shipper of platinum from Vene-.
zuela recently sent to this country
several counterfeit coins which were ,
! unusual in that, although counter-;
feit, they were worth about five ;
i times their face or bullion value.
I They were included in a shipment
! of crude grain platinum and the
i consignee, believing that they were
gold, as they seemed, carefully re-
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urn and sold them to a gold refiner
as gold bullion.
Later advices from South Ameri
ca mtormed him that the coins
were platinum, plated with gold and
requested that he have them assay
ed to determine their real value.
The agent hastened to the refiner
who admitted that he had had a
hard time melting the metal and
had himself discovered that it was
platinum. Some settlement was
made satisfactory to both the refin
er and the agent, but the coins were
destroyed and no analysis was ever
made to determine the exact value
of the metal.
In another shipment of grain
platinum, received at a, later date
the same shipper included a single
counterfeit Jpiece. The agent took
this to a laboratory for aLalysis, but
intrinsically the single piece was
hardfy worth the cost of the analy
sis from the purely commercial
viewpoint; besides, the coin being
and excellentpiece of work in a
fine state.of preservation, it seemed
a pity to destroy it. The gold plat
ing is somewhat worn, disclosing
the whiteimetal beneath in spots.
It is a counterfeit of an old Spanish
piece bearing the date 1789 and the
head ofJCharlesLIV. It weighs 6435
grams and has a specific gravity of
18.9. This is of course shows that
if it is notgold, it must be platinum
or at least an alloy consisting prin
cipallylplatinum. The color of the
metal after removing the gold plat
ing, and itslhardness, are sufficient
additionalproof of its character.
It seems that these old Spanish
pieces passfcurrent in Venezuela, at
least for their bullion gold value.
Some unprincipled person in the
long agojmust have discovered that
the native platinum, found to some
extent in Venezuela and more plen
tifully in the neighboring republic
of Colombia, would if melted make
a fair substitute for gold in coins,
provided the color were properly
disguised by a thin gold plating.
Whether these counterfeits were
madeat or near the date they bear
or at some much later period is un
known. They are probably a com
paratively recent product but they
must have been made some time
before our South American friends
were able to market platinum at a
price above that of gold and that is
long ago. whenever tney were
made, we now have the curious
condition of a counterfeit gold coin
intrinsically worth several times its
face value. Scientific American.
The soldiers of the last conting
ent from Ray County will be able to
decide once for all the controversy
as to whether 13 is a lucky or and
unlucky number. On May 13, 13
registrants left Richmond for the
training camp, via Kansas City.
Their fare to Kansas City was
$13.13. There can be no further
possible argument about the matter
after their report is received.
The kaiser should take a peep
into history to refresh his memory
on what happened to the Hessian
trnnna rinrind thp revolution when
ever they went up against George
Washington's ragged, untrained
undisciplined and poorly equipped
Mr. Noah was the first shipbuilder
on record who worked according to
specifications. But if we may judge
bis craft by the models which we
often see in tbe toy shops it would
not in these days have answered
even for a river boat.
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THE UNIVERSAL CAR
These are economical days and so the Ford
Car becomes a more intense necessity to you ev
ery day, because by reason of the universal service
the Ford supplies every day it has become a large
part in the "business of living." It is a daily ne
cessity because it proves a daily economy. You
have the choice of a variety of bodies, from the
snappy runabout to the de luxe Sedan. Touring
Car, $450. These prices f . o. b. Detroit. Your or
Graham & Kincaid
Governor Gardner has appointed
the following prominent men to
serve on the Missouri Council of
C. H. Daues, City Counselor, St
John Scullin, Manufacturer, St.
J. C. Whitsell, Mayor, St. Joseph.
J. F. Osborne, Mayor. Joplin
R. B. Oliver, Attorney, Cape Gir
ardeau. John F. Morton, Attorney, Rich
mond. Walter Robertson, Farmer, Mar
shall. John T. Heard, Ex Congressman,
The above named gentlemen
have indicated acceptance.
An exchange remarks that it is
being discovered by many that
there is more beauty in growing
potatoes and onions than in growing
lawns. We are not so sure bDout
the beauty, but at this time there
can be little doubt about the utility.
AU batteries repaired by us are
guaranteed to give six months
service, Graham & Kincaid.
I have been appointed the FAC
TORY REPRESENTATIVE for the
EXIDE STORAGE BATTERY for
automobiles. I have a stock of
these on hand and can fit your car
at once. I have a stock of repairs
for EXIDE BATTERIES and can re
pair your Exide Battery without the
delay usually encountered owing to
sending away for parts. I want
your business and am equipped to
take care of your wants at once,
I make NO CHARGE for inspecting.
ANY MAKE of battery.
R V. Graham,
Exide Service Station for Monroe,.
Marion, Ralls and Shelby Counties.
What has become of the old fash
ioned country editor who used to
sneer at the subscriber who left cord
wood, potatoes or corn to pay bis
I. H. Coin is a candidate for the
office of Collector of Revenue for
Stone County. If there's anything
in a name he ought to make good.
We do the better kind of cleaning
and pressing. Call us up. Bell
phone 49. L. L. Lane, Tailor.