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No. 6 b C. de FUirey.
This in a plain. unaffccied story
of an American nmhu!n e on the
vudun front in the ihird of the
var. In it the wonderful spirit of
the Fiench is vividly Drought out
His gay humor and m.q'ieuchable
bravery are amazing our boys to
djy. All that their country has
suffered in this great .var has not
discouraged them for they assure
us that in the end victory is certain
aud all this sacrifice must not and
b is been in vain The book is in
the form of a diary and tells of
every day life.
Published by E P. Dutton &Co.
New York. Price $1 50 net.
The Heart of Aretuusa.
by Frances Borton Fox
Aretbusa is a country maid
whoes mother died when she was
very young and Hhe was reared by
three aunis of her mother. The
oldest aunt ruled her sisters just as
truly as she did her great niece and
a great deal easier. When, she was
about 18 years of age Arethusa's
father mairied ajjain and his wife
insisted that the daughter be
brought to their city home. Her
experiences in society were many,
but thru it alt she never I or got the
lesso.is instilled by her oid aunty
and in the end was compelled to
surrender her own will an agree
.with her in the things that really
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Shot With Crimson,
by George Barr McCutcheon
A party of friends were spending
the evening at a fashionable conn
try club when ihe explosion of a
munitioa factory a few miles away
The Case Against Wilfley
There has been bo much of charges and counter charges in the Wilfley
Folk senatorial campaign, bo much of misrepresentation and camouflage that
the Missouri voter is beginning to get a muddled idea of the situation as it
effects the candidates and the Republic. The facts are these:
The Republic has at no time charged Wilfley with being unameriran or
41aloyaL He Is a Mlssourl-born boy, and we do not doubt his patriotism.
Ths Republic does charge, however, that Wilfley lacks the judgment,
balance, vlBion and good sense that should oharaoterize a Senator from this
The Republic does not believe that one who would join such men as the
ditors and owners of the Hun-language newspapers In St. Louis, .Otto Stifel,
August Hoffman and others In urging the President not to declare war when
war could not be HONORABLY avoided, has good judgment.
The Republic does not believe that a man who would place the crimes
f England and Germany on a parity, whose sense of horror was just as
much disturbed by the searching of a mail sack as by the raping of a Belgian
tiun and by the drowning of American babies has either balance or good sense.
The Republic does not believe that any man who in March, 1917, signed
a telegram that was sent to Washington at the expense of German propa
gandists has vision.
The Republic does not believe that an Individual who in March, 1917,
thought Amerioa would be guilty of ingratitude if it went to war with Ger
many is a safe man to have in the 8enate when peace terms are to be con
sidered. The Republic does not believe that any man who has no apology to make
for defending German kultur in March, 1917, is fit for any position in the
lift of the people.
Since the publication of the peace message Wilfley, in public statements,
bas variously said that he had no apology to make for the telegram, that he
did not read it, that he read only the last paragraph, that he did not know
what names would be signed under his, etc.
What do the"" Missouri Democrats think of an astute lawyer who would
sign a peace petition on the eve of war without reading it?
What do the Missouri Democrats think of the mind of a man that sees
a similarity beween the raping of a
These are the real questions involved In the issue that has been brought
against Wilfley. He is not disloyal; he merely lacks sound judgment, a ! '.;!
defect In a Senator at. a time like this.-
In his campaigns through the State Wilfley has been bitterly denouncing
the Republic as unfair. Less than two months ago Wilfley was in the Repub
lic office begging for the support of this paper. He did not think it was
' unfair until it came out against him.
If the Republic is unfair then so is the St. Louis Star, the St Louis Post
Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Joplin Globe, the St. Joseph News-Press:
' in fact, all the large newspapers-in
fley for the same icing that the Republic has.
To-day Wilfley goeB about the
j; managers beg the Republic to print news about his campaign. Isn't it strange
. ahat Wilfley should ask to have news printed in a paper that . he la telling
voters out inline state cannot do neuevear
Wilfley In bis talks is confiding to
Wilson. Yet when the President needed mi support on the wire bill and
! other important war measures Wilfley was In Missouri campaigning.
I -. . As a matter of cold fact there Is no Wilfley campaign in the State.
There ia only a Folk campaign, and
i a variety of reasons. There is no
the State for Wilfley; there is only a
could be crystalllced in favor of any
i To those who arc supporting Wilfley because of a personal distaste for
' Folk the Republle would say that this is no time to vent hatreds. Save your
Anger for another time. The big thing to-day is to avoid sending a man lo
v the Senate about whose Judgment and balance there is serious doubt.
- . ' The Republic has no brief for Folk, but there is only one issue la this
campaign. The former Governor has shown in public speeches and in other
vays that his vision and Judgment are excellent in matters pertaining to the
! Wilfley, a good lawyer and fi Christian gentleman, has neither the
capacity nor acumen for political life In the higher fields and should not be
dominated. 8t Louis Republic, July 23, 191s.
occurred This was just the begin i
ning of a series of German plots and j
tlip rpiutfr U )r,.ifiinll v let info!
secret of how, even in the hitr.est
circles both socially and politically
the enmy had his tools It shows!
how, in this country today, there is
;i uet work of spies. It shows that
a man is not necessarialiy disloyal
to this country because he was
born in Germany, but that one of
the ablest spies was a woman at
the head of war relief societies, a
woman well known for her patriot
ism. Published by Dodd Mead & Co.,
New York. Price $1 00.
by Charles G Norris.
Griffith Adams was an American
boy who went thru private schools
aud college but who found when
he went to take his place in the
world that he had yet much to
learn It is more than just a novel
for the author has honestly endeav
ored to make it a criticism of life.
Tho it may be a good representa
tion of some homes and some
schools we do not believe that the
majority of boys have his experi
ences but all who know American
life well will have to confess that
his denouncement of haphazard
methods, selfish nitns and lack of
moral responsibility has been only
too frequently deserved.
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New York. Price $1 50 net.
by Archibald Marshall.
This author lias been called the
successor of Anthony Trollope by
such men as William Dean Howell?,
Hamilton W. Mabie. Prof. William
Lyon Phelps and others He bas
Belgian nun and the seizure of a bale of
the State, for they have condemned Wil
State attacking the Republic, but his
the voters how close he is to President
a campaign by those who dislike Folk for
enthusiasm either in St. Louis or out in
certain percentage of Folk hatred that
hrtQPfl ttlrt o n rr, Linrl if ThamA I
that Trollope usually selected, coun
try homes in England His cbar-ic
ters are people you would like to
know in real life. George Grafton
the head of the house, bought and
made a home Abington Abbey. Me
was a successful business man and
with bis daughters, Caroline, Bar
b in and Beatrice and bis son,
Young George are the important
characters in the story. The plot is
simple with almost no complica
tions but a vein of humor perme
ates the entire story.
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New York. Price $1.50 net.
by F. Roney Weir.
This is just as charming a story
as the above and it is thorough y
American. Merry Andrew bad to
take a boys place in a family that
had no sons. Her father had died
when she was very young and her
mother and 6ister had to live with
lis parents. She took her place on
the farm as soon as she was able
and both cheered and vexed ber
grandparents with her many ques-
ions and merry pranks. Her
grandfather was hard worker but a
poor manager and Merry Andrew
determined to take hold and make
many changes. Her manner of
straighten out affairs makes a very
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Patriotic Plays for Young People
By Virginia Olcott.
This collection of patriotic plays
for young people is just what is
wanted today and covers a field as
yet untouched. A demand for such
plays is made in all public libraries
and will be most welcome The
plays deal with such timely sub
jects as food conservation, thrift,
industry and Red Cross work.
There is allegory, verse and fairy
Published by Dodd Mead & Co.,
New York $1 25 net.
Maids, Wives & Widows.
By Rose Falls Bres.
This gives us the law of the land
and of the various states as it affects
women. It begins with Mother Eve
to the present day. giving the legal
status of women in a correct, com
prehensive and readable way. It
should prove especially valuable to
all women interested in civic im
provement, Mrs. John Francis
Y awger. President of the New York
City Federation of Women's Clubs
says, "The Womeu of the country
are waking up arid three is need of
such books as Maids, Wives and
Widows to give them a clear under
standing of their new responsibilities.
Published by E. P. Dutton & Co ,
New York Price $2.00.
Before the Wind
By Janet Laing.
This is an up-to-date war story
The setting is in England in 1912-13
A yotng girl is left an orphan. She
is of good family and - has a good
education but at the death of her
father she is left penniless. She
secures a position a companion
with two wealthy old ladies who
had been content to give their
money, She makes them see that
they are not doing their part and
the result is that they open their
country home to others situated as
they ere thus releasing for active
service many servants. The
country house is filled with queer
people and the story tells of many
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New York Price $1 50. '.
The Boardman Family.
By Mary S. Watts.
The "Boardman Family consists
of Grandmother Boardman and old
fashioned gentlewoman, her son
Richard and bis wife, their son
Everett and daughter Alexandra.
Richard Boardman was an in
fluential wealthy business man and
bis sod. like many other rich - mens
sons, was a gentleman of fashion
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GOV. FOLK HELPS PRESIDENT WILSON.
The greatest question in the world today Is to win this World's War
and make the world safe for Democracy. Governor Folk was in Washington,
as a part of the administration of President Wilson for-f:,ur years and i
intimately acquainted with all the details leading up to the declaration of
war. In the United States Senate he will help President Wilson in waging,
the war unceasingly until brought to a victorious end and thoreby securt
Justice and peace to the world.
Governor Folk is no experiment. We know what he will do by what
ho has done. His record of achievements is a guarantee for future perform
ances. He has been tried as a public official and has always made good. H
has a national reputation and has rendered great service to the nation by
helping President Wilson.
When the terms of peace are being considered by the Senate a defeated
Germany will still continue to plot and corrupt public opinion, but Governor--Folk
has a thorough understanding of the war issues from the very beginning
He had the. vision In the early dayr, to see what the war meant and he wilt
have the Judgment to pass upon the treaty of peace from a 100 per cent
Governor Folk was appointed by President Wilson as Counsellor for the
Department of State, and then served for four years as Chief Counsel for the
Interstate Commerce Commission in the administration of President Wilson.
After the war is won the next greatest question in the United States,
will be the proper solution of our railway, problem and the development of our
waterways. Freight and passenger rates must be made reasonable and Just to
the farmer, shipper and all others using such service. For our Government
to properly transport our soldiers, handle our war munitions, food supplies
and fuel, it became necessary for President Wilson to take-over the control
of the railroads of the United States. While Chief Counsel to the Interstate
Commerce Commission Gov. Folk rendered an important opinion which went
to President Wilson that the President had the power and authority, as a war
measure to take over and operate the railroads under Federal control. Gov,
Folk's wide experience as Chief Counsel to the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion makes him specially well qualified for United States Senator to help solvsx
thi.' great problem.
In recognition of these splendid services President Wilson thanked Gov
ernor Folk in the following letters:
."November 19, 1912.
y uear Governor folk:
,. , ,
Thank vnil wnrniiv fnr vmii IoHai I
oi November 9th, which has given me
a great deal of, pleasure. I think you
know how much gratified I have been
by your constant and generous con
fidence and support.
Cordially and sincerely yours.
Hon. Joseph W. Folk,
St. Louis, Missouri.'"
A VOTE FOR GOV. FOLK FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR
IS A VOTE TO UPHOLD PRESIDENT WILSON.
who did not know the worth of a
dollar. Alexandra too, was a
favorite with the class she met
sociully, and was blind to the
reality of life until she heard her
own fathers failing health and the
family discussed by friends who did
not know she was present. It
opened ber eyes to many things
and the story tells how she handled
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New York. Price $1 50
Over Here Stories
By Timothy Hay.
A collection of stories of today
stories of how a child showed his
father his duty to his -country and
persuaded him to buy liberty bonds,
made him realize how he would
feel if his boy was ' really "over
there." They are stories that fit
every community at this time when
money is being called for, "for war
purposes and they bring out strong
points in favor of giving.
Published bv Marshall Jones Co
Boston Mass, Price $75c.
Poets of the Future
Edited by Henry T. Schnittkind
There are two volumes of college
Doems. The first is 1915-16 and
the second 191617. They are
selected from the different colleges
in this country. Each book con
tains about 150 poems and more
than sixty colleges ate represented
in these anthologies. They .are
published to encourage the best
literature in universities, and to
show lovers of , poetry what . the
young people are doing. These
verses have not been ' written for
money, but to express something
F, J'JJ fi -
4 'a? ,M
"December 12, 1917.
Mr- Dear Governor Folk
Than1- you very much for your
memorandum about the administra
tion of the railways. It helps my
Cordially and sincerely yours,
Hon.' Joseph W. Folk,
Interstate Commerce Commission s.
within, that will not remain un
Published by The Stratford, Co,
by Nigel Waldo
Robert Whitney, a young Captain
of Industry answers his country's
call by enlisting. He begins at the
bottom, just one of the masses, and)
worxs to win promotion. He is a
real American and as such wins the
heart of Bettie, the pretty southern
Published by T ie Hannis Jordan
Co. New York City Price $1.00.
Its Mighty Strange,
by James A. Duncan.
This is a religious novel. It was
written by a protesant who had
been converted' to the Catholic '
faith. The scene is laid in New
England and -portrays the village
life in the East.
Published by the Stratford Car
Boston, Mass. Price $1.50 net.
By J- Hartley Manners.
Tbe author of Teg o My Heart
has written tbe play Out There. It
is a war play and it contains much
that is good and true and appeal-v'
ing. It is intensely patriotic and
will prove to be more illuminating;
and inspiring than .volumes - of
records of the wart It is humorous
and amusing and will prove to be
a -favorite in this day of sacrifice.
Published by Dodd Mead & Co.,
New York. Price $1 25 net.
ForSale 130 Nanny goats , with
kids at side, also 350 two-year-old
wethers. W. T. Rutledge, Monroe