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A Fourthless July
There are three great days in the Mrs W. L. Green has just receiv
vocabulary of the small bay. One ed the following letter from her son.
is circus day. another Christmas, Corp E L. Green, now with Co E.
but far greater isthe Fourth of July 2nd Div. Am Train. The letter is
For this rertletter occasion he plans dated May 12, and reads:
and works and saves for weeks, and , Daar Mother Having been in
the greater noise and smoke, the formed by the "Stars and Stripes"
larger his satisfaction But these! that today is May 12, also that it is
are times of war, and any spare ' Mothers Day. I am forgetting horses
powder should patriotically go a-i and equipment long enough to write
cross the sea to help shell the kaiser. ;
Young America, however, not
withstanding his regret, will rise to
the occasion with the true spirit of j piece, well, and well satisfied, but
Valley Forge and turn his efforts to there is no use wasting paper writ
celebrate our greatest national holi- j ing about the war because I am
day in other ways. To parents and coming back to tell you We have
the childless, the ban on powder no guarantee to that effect but I
will not'causeany great regret, but 'have a "hunch" and my "hunches"
gathering years should not dim the ! pan out good. Only yesterday it
isnirit of the Hav nor make us for I was raining I had a "hunch" it
getful of what it means to youth.
The boys will give up their fire
works cheerfully and uncomplain
ingly, and it is due them that sub
stitutes be provided which will ap
peal to them. I) order to do so
fathers and mothers might well get
busy at once with plans Trie by
who fails to have what he considers
a suitable celebration teels a distinct
loss which nothing in after years
can recover or compensate.
Nor will it hurt the older ones to
work back to the days when the
picnic dinner in the shady grove
followed the reading of the Declara
tion of Independence. v:d once
again with renewed determination
consecrate ourselves to our Flag
They Have Struck Oil.
Friends ot Mr. and Mrs. V. M.
Reid, now of Caruthersville. Mo.,
formerly of Shelbina. are pleased to
learn of their great good fortune in
securing a heavily flowing oil wells
on property owned by Mrs. Reid
her mother and sister, near Snreve
port, La. Three wells have been
sunk on a part of the tract, which
was leased to prospectors, the third
one being on the line between the
part leased and the part which they
still retain. We are informed that
they have been offered several hun
dred thousand dollars for the two
tracts, but will not sell Shelbina
Under a plan approved by Direc
tor General McAdoo the business of
the four big express companies will
be taken over by the government.
The companies are the Adams,
American, Wells-Fargo and South
ern. Three small express com
panies operated in the Northwest
are not included in the plan. They
will have the option of pooling their
interest with the new express com
pany to be formed as a part of the
plan of government control or of
going out of business.
The scarcity of tramps is very
noticeable of late. The man who
can work has no business tramping
over the country these days, and if
he cannot work he should remain
stationary. The first man who asks
for something to eat in this busy
country should be shown the field
and if he does not work, show him
where to start going.
me larmers are giving every
minute now they can to the corn
crop. Most of them have fine
stands, thanks to their foresight in
planting good seed and with the
right kind of weather from now on
the crop will be immense
Forty-three days after the laying
of its keel the steamer Tuckahoe
brought a load of coal into an At
lantic port. Officers said her ma
cbinery worked well. This steamer
was built at Camden, N. J.
The J. B Hagan D G. Co., store
is closed awaiting the arrival of the
insurance adjuster as the result of a
fire in the building Saturday morn
ing of last week.
the splendid line
shirts Hanly & Green are
Letter From France.
you an individual letter.
There is not much that I
write except that I am all - in
would be muddy today and it is.
If yo 1 want to read a couple of
good stories by an author that has
correct ideas about the war get
the April and Miy Blue Books and
read "Fire Correct" and "Kamerad"
One of the men in the company
received the books a day or.twpi
eo n I loin?! run ro n '..
Tell the Rouse family their book,
"The Short Cut," was read and re
read by myself and several other
men in the company until the size
of our saddle bags made it give up
the space it required for necessary
equipment in the field and I left if
in a hospital, so it has done more
than its bit already and is now in a
place where it will do more
u, t I
the dove of peace locates in the,
midst ot this mess. Mess is ngnt
when the war is over they will
have to turn some of these
European countries in to the quar
master and get new ones for them.
bay. we got over sea caps yes-
leraay auu i wisu you couiu
you could over i
see" one of them. If the style don't
change before the war is over you
will see me drag down the main
stem bare headed or wearing a
helmet. This outfit looks like an
orphan's home dressed up and no
place to go.
I don't know but 1 have another
'hunch." It is that some woman
with n large family of small chil
dren designed the caps. Well. I
have filled the paper and have not
given out any information except
that I am able to write in fact
that is all I know. Give my best to
papa and all. Letters to date re
ceived; thanks to you and Lena for
candy and towels.
J. H. Jamison, who was injured in
a street car wrck at San Antonio.
Texas, June 4, particulars of which
were were given in the Democrat
ast week, was still unconscious at
last reports and seems to be in a
very critical condition, although the
physician in attendance thinks
there is a possible chance for re
Mrs. J. S. Conway, Mrs. L. C.
Henderson and Mrs. W. T. Rutledge
were in Excelsior Springs last
week where they attended the an
nual State Convention of the
P. E. 0.
According to reports parents of
school children will have a lot of
new books to buy this fall, thecoun
ty school commission having de
cided a change in all text books
Lost Monday, June 10. a ladies
gold watch, bearing initials "R L. J" ,
Suitable reward will be paid for re-
turn to Mrs. Ed Jones. Is supposed
to have been lost in west part of
n o j -.u
Geo. Cbipman spent Sunday with
his wife in Kansas City. Mrs. Chip-
man is in a hospital recovering
from a receut operation for appen-
dicitis. She is deUinrf alonu nicelv.
Seperate or odd trousers for men,
prices upward from $2.00 Hanly
Making Survey of Ice
The Food Administration is mak
ing a careful survey of the nntional
ice situation in order that it may be
prepared to meet any sudden short
ages in particular communities
The destruction of ice plants by fire,
break down of machinery or the
exigency of the wtathermay at :ny
time cause a serious shortage.
With these possibilities in mind
the Food Administration is advising
Federal Food Administrators in all
states to make a careful survey of
ipp availahle for siiimnenr With
mg itlformation in nand it will be
comparable easy to rush qoick relief
to any community that may be
threatened by any ice famine.
Reports from the Administrators'
surveys will be studied in an effort
toformuiale plals f()r
and maintaining a sufficient amount
of stored ice to assure thecommun
ity a proper supply during the
period of hot weather and to insure
against suffering in the event of an
accident. The Food Administration
will also study them with a view to
having records of the nearest ice
available in case of unexpected
Ice is frequently shipped from
one state to another and the Food
Administration is anxious to arrange
for exchange of information between
Administratorsof neighboring states
However, Administrators are being
instructed to report to Washington
any marked shortage or surplus.
Monroe City Lodge No. 2ti8 I 0.
0. F.. at their regular session Thurs
day night of last week elected the
following officers: Noble Grand. W
I Longmire; Vice-Grand, Otis Webb
Installation and appointment of
other officers will take place Thurs
day, July 11.
Even though General Sherman
! had never made the remark that is
credited to him, in regard to the
war, the great thought would have
been expressed. Ask some of the
loafers who now has to go to work
The latest thing in an alarm clock
is a contrivance that emits a honk
making the sleeper think he is in
front of an automobile. And he
gets out of bed with a single jump
It used to be that the young man
registered when he was twenty-one
in order to vote. Now he registers
to fight and in most cases he
ready and willing to do it.
Ihe United States is rapidly be
coming a one-language country
German is obsolete and in the scrap
heap; no other need apply for a per
manent abode in America.
The time for filing as a candidate
has expired and the race is made up,
You may now take your choice of
candidates from those who have
for every day an
-Hauly & Green.
AVING been appointed
Station for the well known Double Life
Vesta Storage Battery, I am prepared
to sell new ones, for any make of car,
repair old batteries of any make. I
specialize in this work, and recharge, remod
el and rebuild after correct methods, as I
know the wants of your batters, which should
have the attention of a skilled workman. All
work strictly guaranteed and at a reasonable
price. Examination and testing free. Let
me take care of your battery. W. L. Green
Up Stairs over Monroe City Auto Co. Monroe City. Mo., Phone IS 4
The German correspondents with
the army, commenting upon the
halt of Hindenourg's latest drive,
agree that the advance has gone as
far as the General intended to go
They advise the German people to
be patient as no great campaign
can be fought out in a day and hint
vaguely at a change in the method
of fighting which will give the war
a new aspect.
It is safe to conclude at once that
the uniformity in the tone of
German newspaper comment
is the result of instructions from
headquarters. One obvious purpose
is to make the people content with
the knowledge that Hindenburg is
not going straight on to Paris and
to keep up their hope by a promise
something new and more
devastating in store for the Allied
The mysterious forcasts of an un
expected turn in affairs may also
be intended to mystify the Allies
rom some source there have come
repeated predictions that theGerman
fleet will soon appear in the open
sea and give battle. There may be
connectisn betweer the two and
both may be efforts to spread terror
by dark sayings and unexplained
hints. But war is a guessing game
and the explanation will be found
only by waiting. If it is true that
the next move of the Germans is to
be on the sea, thev will find a prop
er reception has been prepared
There are always two sides to a
proposition. When a newspaper in
Montgomery county came out in
favor of sending the town loafers
out to work on the farms, a farmer's
hard-working1 wife promptly came
back with a request that he mind
his own business. He said it was
hard enough to feed real farm
hands without trying to stuff up a
lot of town loafers.
Another move toward full utiliza
tion of '.he country's man power
was made when Secretary Baker
sent to Congress the draft of a bill
proposing to raise the maximum
age limit for voluntary enlistment
in the army from 40 to 55 years.
All men more than 40 so enlisted
would be assigned to noncombatant
We can do one of two things.
We can play the game with Hoover
and cut down our wheat consump
tion fifty per cent, or we can play
the game against him and with the
Germans. Which are you going to
do. play the Hoover game or the
The SuDreme Court has ruled
that pedestrians have the same right
at crossings as automobiles, but the
difficulty is to induce seven pas&en
ger cars to stop and argue the mat
Have you seen
values in shoes at
THE STOCK MARKETS
Furnished Weekly by Wood-son-Fennewald,
Cattle receipts have been liberal
this week, market has held steady
on all good to choice steers, weigh
ing a thousand pounds and over.
while the medium, half-fat kinds
and light weight steers are 15 to
Bulk of the prime steers selling
from $17.00 to 17.60. Choice $16
to 16.75. Good $14.50 to 15.50.
Medium $13.25 to 13.75. Fair kill
ers $11.50 to 12.00.
Best stackers and feeders steady,
others 25c lower. Choice feeders
$1200 to 1285. Good $11.25 to
11.75. Choice stockers $1150 to
12.00. Good $10 to ll.OO. Common
8.00 to 8.50.
Prime yearling steers and heifers
steady, medium to good kinds 25c
lower. Prime $16.25 to 17. Choice
$14.50 to 1550. Good $1325 to
1425. Medium $11.00 to 1200
Fair killers $10 to 11.00.
Choice cows steady, medium
kinds 25c lower. Choice $1225 to
13.25. Good $10.50 to 11.25 Medi
um $8.50 to 9.00. Cutters $750 to
7.85. Canners $6.75 to 7.25.
Bulls steady. Choice $1200 to
1300. Good $10.00 to 1100 Medi
um $8.50 to 9.50.
Veals steady. Choice lights $15
to 15.50. Fair $13.50 to 14.00.
Choice heavies $11.50 to 12.50. Fair
$9.00 to 10.00. Milkers and spring
Sheep receipts 4500, fat sheep
$13 50 to 14.00. Best clipped lambs
$17.00 to 17.50. Spring lambs $19
Hog receipts 22,000, market 50c
lower, top $17.50. Bulk of the good
hogs $16.35 to 1650. Packers $15.
Harry E. Strean, of this city, re
ceived a commission this week ap
pointing him District Deputy Grand
Master, Independent Order of Odd
Fellows for the ensuing year. His
territory is Monroe county and in
cludes eleven subordinate lodges.
According to a new law passed by
the last session of the Grand Lodge
the District Deputy is required to
personally visit and install all new
ly .elected officers in each sub
ordinate. Mr. Strean succeeds Geo.
E. Cbipman, former District Deputy,
which gives to Monroe City lodge
the honor of two grand lodge officers
in succession. We congratulate
him on his appointment.
A Macon Red Cross soliciting
committee evidently determined
that no guilty man should escape
recently visited the county jail and
did not come away empty handed.
See A. S. Jayne & Son for Hail
Insurance on growing crops in the
largest and one of the oldest insur
anse companies in America.