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MONROE CITY DEMOC
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, August 30, 1918
The tenth annual Monroe City
Chautauqua opened in this city
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
tbe big tent in the North Park. The
attendance on the opening after
noon taxed the capacity of the
large tent. The advance Bale of
tickets, while net large enough to
meet the guarantee, was above the
amount sold on the opening day
last year. Tbe program throughout
is the strongest ever presented in
this city. The musical part of the
program covers a wide range from
tbe best there is in band and or
chestra music to grand opera. The
lectures ere men of note and will
present great thoughts. Tbe plat
form is decorated with bunting, in
the middle of tbe platform bangs a
large American flag.
Tbe opening program was render
ed by Black's European Orchestra,
who gave a complete program in
the afternoon and a prelude in the
evening followed by Dr. Jay William
Hudson. His grettt lecture "Amer
ican Ideals," was a vision of the
true meaning of our America to
itself and to tbe world's life, based
' upon bis observations and expert
ences in a reeent mission to France
- from which place be has just re-
Tuesday afternoon the Cecilian
, Chorus rendered a concert. The
spirit of patriotism was seen in
every number and wo enjoyed b
all. This Chorus appeared in prel
ude in the evenicg followed by a
lecture by Dr E. E. Violette, world
War Why?" was listened to" by a
large crowd and bis lecture was one
of the greatest lectures that has
ever been delivered in this city.
Wednesday afterncon Clde Wil
eon MoCord, popular inspirational
lecturer, gave a very interesting
lecture, his lecture being mostly
about every day life. Following
bis haute, Pearl O'Ntil, one of
Canada's most brilliant and suc
cessful readers and entertainers.
Pearl O'Neil appeared in prelude
iu the evening followed by Capt.
Richmond Hobson, Hero of the Mer
limac. Lecture 'America and the
World ' War." He is one of Amer
ica's greatest speakers. To him,
more than to any other American,
is due tbe credit for much of tbe
preparation we bad made in this
great war. Acd his lecture held the
audience from the beginning.
Yesterday afternoon, Vierra's
Royal Hawaiians gave a delightful
program of Hawaiian music. "A
Night in Hawaii" was given. This
Company appeared in prelude in
tbe evening followed by lecture bv
Bob Seeds, Humorist and Philoso
pher, Bob Seeds is one of the most
popular and sought after speakers
in America. Everyone should bear
bim. Bob will tell us "The Way It
Looks From tbe Road."
Friday afternoon DeJeu, Magician
and DeVito, Piano-Accordionist will
appear both afternoon abd evening,
followed by a lecture by Dr. Roland
A. Nichols. Lecture, "The Man
. Worth While," in tbe afternoon and
George Eustace Pearson, Author of
the Princess Pat stories in the Sat
urday Evening Post, will lecture at
the night sesfion on tbe history and
adventures of America's famous
"Foreign Legion," the international
regiment of the Britten Army.
Saturday the closing day of the
Cbautaqua the Navassar Orchestral
Band will give two popular con
certs both afternoon and evening.
Don'.t forget that Kespohl-Mob-renstecbei's
superior Mail Order Ser
vice is at your disposal. Use ill
WE anticipated your needs long ago and have a
large stock of most everything to fit out the
little tots and the big tots as well. So bring
them in and fit them out, and if it doesn't suit you
to come, just send them in alone and they will be
taken care of just the same as if you were here.
A. A. Melson D.
Age Limit Extended.
Both Senate and House passed
the man power bill the first of the
week which will bring into the
army draft all men from 18 to 45
years of age. All efforts to change
t he age limits or to direct separate
classification of youths under 21
failed end the till was passed by
change or amendment.
Tbe "work cr fight" amendment
as retained in the original bill
"That when any persons shall
have been placed in a deferred or
exempted class for anv of (he rea
8 ens in this paragraph set forth, be
shall not be entitled to remain
therein unless he shall in good
faith continue, while physically
able so to do, to work at and follow
such occupation, employment or
business,' acd if be fails so to do he
shall again become subject to the
draft. Tbe President shall make
regulations for enforcing this pro
"The proviso shall not apply in
tbe esse of a strike if the strikers
have submitted, or will at once
sutmit, the dispute to tbe War
Later Beard, agree to abide by its
decision, 8Ed do at once resume
work aid continue work pending
s ucb decision. The said board shall
take up end decide all such dis
putes as speedily as practicable."
Local authorities in all parts of
the country have been called upon
to co-operate with the Government
in bringing about a complete regis
tration of men within the new
draft ages on the day to be fixed
' Provost Marshal General Crowder
announced that all Federal Mar
shals, Deputy Marshals and investi
gating atients, and all police officers
of States, counties, townships, mu
nicipalities and of towns will be di
rected to be ready to render what
ever assistance may be necessary.
The names of officers or agents
wbo refuse to do service will be
given to tbe proper District Attor
neyt with the view of prosecu
tion. If jou wish to save money, you
sbojjld take advantage of Kespohl
Mohrenstecher's extraordinary offer
ingsl If you have not received an
announcement of these offerings by
mail, write for one at . Kespobl-Mobrenstecher's.
Days Are Here!
Monroe City, Mo.
To Boy Scouts.
In w ar language an "Ace'' is an
aviator wbo has five enemy planes,'
to bis credit end a palm is awarded
for each additioral one. In the
Boy Scout organization ace medals
are awarded to scouts who sell
$250 CO worth of War Savings
Stamps to tweDty five or more
different .individuals end a palm for
eacn additional $1C0 00.
Ebey Reuse is tbe first sccut in
tbe local trocp to be awarded such
medal by the treasury department,
which is in full cooperation with the
Boy Sccut mnvtment in all war
work. A number of. other scouts
will be in line for medals before the
close of the year.
Two scouts hbve won medals for
selling Liberty Bonds in the Second
and Third campaigns and will be
eligible for winning similar medal?
in the Fourth.
As an added attraction at the
ICO-mile 8uto rhce at Mobery, Labor
Day, Sept. 2nd. tbe 'promoters of
this event bave .secured Miss
Elfrieda Mais, world's champion
woman auto race driver who
will drive against time to set a
track record for one mile with her
high powered Mercer racing car
acd also drive iu competition in a
short event against one of the
fastest cars entered in the big 100
mile event. Miss Mais now holds
tbe woman speed record of 52 sec
ends for one mile on a mile track
and a record of 1:10 for one mile on
half mile dirt.
Dean Wilson has returned from
a several months stay at Blythe
ville, Ark., where be has been em
ployed by sn engineering comyany
at that place. After a short visit
beie with his parents. Mr and Mrs.
T. A. Wilson, he will go to Colum
bia where he will take up bis duties
at the University.
Mr. end Mrs. George Smith and
6on, Ernest left last week for a two
weeks visit in Denver and Colorado
Springs end oiber points in Colo
rado. Enroute home they will visit
relatives in Gael Bend, Kansas. At
Denver they will visit Mrs. Smith's
siEter, Mrs. Wm. Corder.
Wilfred Mmd. son of Will Mudd
ard wife of ibis city, is ore of tbe
1918 regsitrants wbo left for Camp
Funston, Tuesday, August 27. with
the Monroe County contingent:
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ballard, of
Hannibal spent Sunday here with
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maddox, of
Hannibal were Monroe visitors Sat
urday and Sunday.
Miss Loriue Roof, of Chiliicothe
spent Monday in this city with her
friend, Mrs. W. W. Tait.
Mrs. J. E Keiler. f Moline, Kan
sas is visiticg at the home of her
brother, John Strean and family.
Miss Margaret Smith returned
home Sunday from a visit with her
brother, C E. Smith acd wife in
Misses Vivian and Lyda Lake
after a several days visit with rela
tives in this city returned to their
heme in Hannibal
Senator R. S. MoClintic was in
Jtfferson City Tuesday where he at
tended the meeting of the Demo
cratic State Committee.
Postoffke Inspector E 0. Hallock
acd wife, of Topeka. Knsas bave
arrived in this city for a two weeks
vacation with relatives.
J. H. Foster and daughters, Misses
Oneta, Mary acd Stella and son,
Lowell, left Sunday for a motor
trip to Bartletsville, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Donnelly, of
Needles, Cat, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Elliott in this city
from Thursday until Monday.
Mrs. E. T. Griffith andjwodaugh
ters, Misses Josephine, and Helen, of
Quincy are visiting relatives and
friends in this city and also attend
ing the chautauqua.
Miss Geo Patton. of Quincy is en
joying a two weeks vacation in this
city with her parents. Miss Patten
is taking nurses training at Bless
ing hospital in that city."
Mrs George Sidener and daughter
Virginia, returned Saturday to their
heme in Hannibal after a few days
visit at the home of Mrs. W. W
Handley and Mrs. Mary Sharp.
W. L Reid, formerly of this city
but now of St. Louis, has bought
tbe Fayette Advertiser from Walter
Ridgtway. of which be will take
possession September 1. Miss Mar
guerite Reid will be associated with
her father in the publication of tbe
On Familiar Ground.
The British, who are pushing
ahead in the third battle of the
Somme, find themselves on familiar
ground Every foot of territory
around Bapuume, for instance, has
been fought over, not once, but
many times, in this war. All re
member the stubborn courage
with which the German defended
this town in the first battle of the
Somme and the dogged persistence
with which the British pushed on,
a few feet at a time, until they
finally compelled the enemy to
give it up and retire to the Hinden-
The first battle of the Somme was
nearly two years ago. The towns
that were desperately fought for
then are mere heaps of ruins now,
but they are being as savagely
sought and defended as tbey were
in 1916. There is a difference, how
ever. Two years ago the new British
Army was receiving its first test in
an offensive on a large scale. It
stood the test, but it could only
gain a few hundred yards at a time
after a tremendous artillery prepar
ation. No army could spare the
men or munitions to break through
on a large scale in that way against
an adversary of approximately
equal numbers and resources But
the British were learning.
A year ago Byng made his cele
brated plunge toward Cambrai, us
ing tacks without aniiiery prepara
tion. He got through, but was over
whelmed for lack of a proper follow
up system Iu the present offense
the British! are using . EU tig's meih.
oris, but with a difference The
tanks are sent forward in large
numbers. The advance is a wide
front, instead of a narrow one, as at
Cambrai, and the tanks are proper
ly backed up by infantry. The re
sult is generally a gain of several
miles, which is held because the
Germans cannot successfully con
centrate overwhelming forces
against it, as they did at Cambrai.
Where a few hundred feet were
gained by tbe grinding, crushing
tactics of 1916. several thousand
yards are now gained with infinitely
smaller losses to the attackers. The
Germans may be only fighting a
"retarding action," with a view to
retirement to tbe Hindenburg line,
but they bave fought desperately
and with every resource at their
command. They are being pushed
back, howeve, because the British
have found a method of attack that
There is this difference, also, and
it is likely to prove the decisive
factor. Both sides realize that the
war has reached its most critical
stage. The third battle of tbe
Somme tbe second was when the
Germans passed over it in their
famous advance of the early spring
is going to be the last one fought
over that historic region in this war
Tbe Allies enter this critical period
with confidence acd enthusiasm.
They know that they bave men and
resources to see it through, and that
final and complete victory is only a
question of pounding the enemy to
submission. The Germans are be
ginning to realize that they are
beaten; tbey are fighting a hopeless
fight; their great opportunity is
gone. This knowledge, supplement
ed by tbe blows that Focb is show
ering upon them, cannot fail to
weaken their morale and hasten
tbe inevitable dissolution.
Little Miss Marlyn Tait went to
Anabel, Monday for a two weeks
visit with ber grand-parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Scott.