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xclusive Fall Millinery!
Beautiful Line Trimmed Modes
Representing the Final Decis
ions in Military Fashions
THESE arc the types that will please the well
gowned women for Autumn wear. Our dis
play tells of the very latest styles every popular
material and trimming is represented and used in
so many novel ways that the variety is emphat
25 PER C1NT DISCOUNT ON HATS
Saturday, Sept. 21st.
We have decided to give the public special induce
ment to visit our store and inspect our line and to
morrow, Saturday, we will sell any hat in our line
at 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT!
Remember this Sale is One Day Only
A Cordial Welcome and Courteous
Treatment Awaits You
Monroe Mercantile Co.
Used Cars For Sale!
E have the following cars now on hand, all in
perfect mechanical condition and good run
ning order. They consist of
1916 Model Overland, Newly Painted.
1916 Model Ford Touring Gar.
1917 Model Ford Truck.
1 he Ford Touring Car is equipped with self
starter, electric lights, demountaole rims and has
new tires. An extra bargain.
If you are interested in any of the above mentioned
cars please call at once for they
will not remain long.
Monroe Overland Company,
W. S. WOODSON, Pres. W. B. PIKE Manager.
Willys Knfght and Overland Autos. Molina Universal and Plowman Tractors
- But One Way.
There to but one govern mental
agency, one national instrument.
through and by which the United
States can wage war fori be next
two und a half years, and that is
the Administration which was plac
ed in power at the last national
Any weakening of the influence
and prestige of the Admiuistration
is a weakening of the polical power
and influence of this nation with
other nations a weakening of our
Our soldiers will fight as bravely
and efficiently, our sailors brave
the dangers of the submarined seas
with the same courage and success
But the political and moral strength
of the nation's government, its
power to bring peace won by our
fighting men. will be weakened by
the defeat of the party of the Ad
As Roosevelt said in 1898, other
nations will look at our votes this
year from only one viewpoint They
will draw no fine distictions. To
Europe the election of a Republican
Congress this year would mean a
divided nation, a refusal to endorse
and stand by the principles Presi
dent has proclaimed as the princi
pies of our nation and the aims and
purpose of our country.
Mrs. Orintha Balzer, Mrs Isadore
Thomas and little son, went to
Quincy Monday for a visit with rel
atives they will also visit relatives
in New Canton, III,
A military force in Russia that
is not strong enough to protect it
self can hardly be of great service
to the friends of the allies in that
Mrs. Paul McGee, and little son.
Harold returned to their home in
Hannibal after a several day's visit
with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Evan
Mrs. K I. Gannon and little baby
returned to St. Louis, Saturday af
ter a visit with her mother, Mrs
O'Daniel and other relatives here
(Jar I H. oushnell atter a severa
days visit with his sister, Mrs. Rush
Buell returned Friday to bis duties
at the Anapolis Naval Academy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. li. Fletcher and
son, Hazen, left Saturday for Ster
ling, III., at which place they wil
make their home.
Misses Vivian Lee and Vivian
Proctor left Sunday night for Chica
go to attend the Columbia Col leg
Miss Sadie Young of Palmyra
who has been visiting at the home
of A L Nash went to Clarence Mon
day for a visit.
Mrs. Mary Vanlandingham came
Saturday from Lincoln, Neb, to
visit with Mrs. F. G. Hawkins and
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Cary, after
a visit at the home of Rev. B. T.
Wharton, returned to St. Joseph
Mrs. Alice McNutt has gone to
Kentucky wnere she win spend
several months visiting with rela
Miss Verna Yowell went to Van
valia the last of the week for a vibit
with her brother, Roy Yowell and
Mr, and Mr Harry B. Maddox of
Hannibal spent Saturday and Sun
day in this city with their parents
Mrs. Roy Robinson and daughter.
Lucile, of Quincy were the guests of
friends in this city Saturday.
J. M. Johnson, of this city has
accepted a position with the Hann
ibal Trust Co.
Mrs. C. A- Noland is the guest of
he parents Dr. and Mrs. Fisher in
Wanted The Soldier Boy in his
uniform. Miss Belle Johoson.
Have You A
We pride ourselves on the
well known amity that exists
between our hundreds of em
ployees and ourselves -the ab
sence of labor troubles and
years of unbroken connections
speaks eloquently on the sub
The pay-roll of any concern
the size of ours which shows
a high percentage of employ
ees who have been in its serv
ice nearly all their lives, is
the highest recommendation
it can receive, and the fact
that we can give this record
as a recommendation, shows
that we deserve it
If you feel that your pres
ent work is neither permanent
or profitable, we suggest that
you write us We have ma
ny openings iu our factory for
men with trades, as well as
for many who have that in
tangible quality known 'as a
"mechanical mind." and we
can undoubtedly place you
somewhere in our big factory
where your particular ability
will be recognized by a per
manent position and at cor
Parlin & Orrendorf,
Manufacturers of farm Implements
While there seems no doubt that
to the American army ultimately is
going to be assigned the great task
of capturing or rendering ineffective
the great fortress of Metz, Ameri
can expectations are being unduly
excited by some of the Rensational
war correspondents and 'military
experts' who speak of the present
operations as the 'drive for Metz '
It is safe to say that Gen. Persh
ing has not yet started anything he
considers 'a drive for Metz.' So
there is no. need for anyone to ex
pect that the capture of Metz is au
announcement likely to appear in
war office statements in the next
If within the next thirty days the
American army eliminated the men
ace of this great fortress to an ad
vance into Germany through Lor
raine, it would be the most astound-
accomplishment in the military his
tory of the world.
1892 Register in Co.
The following is a list of number
of persons registering in Monroe
County, Mo., on the 12th day of
Sept., 1918, according to the differ
ent nges registering:
18 vears of age 136, 19 years of
age 138. 20 years of age 120, 21
yearafage 6, 32 years of age 76.
33 years of age 125, 34 years of age
11735 years of age 111. 30 years of
age 107. 37 years of age 114, 38
years of age 125, 39 years of age
110, 40 years of age 96, 41 years of
age"94, 42 years of age 121, 43 years
of age 86, 44 years of age 109, 45
years of age 101, total 1892. Of
this number there were 1786 white
persons, 101 negrots and 5 non
If vou want trees that will live,
see J. C McAttee. our agent Any
goods that dies will be replaced
free of charge. Rochester Nurs
ery Co - 4t. "
See the "Kenyon" Hue of raincoats
for men ard boys at Hanly &
George Kidd, of Lewistown, was a
Monroe vibitor Monday.
Mrs. Ray Stoddard is visitiog her
parents it. Palmyra. .