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The Democrat is in receipt of the
following brought to the office by a
Monroe City lady:
"Why not institute a 'Speaking
the Public Mind' column in the
Democrat similar to that in the
Kansas City Star, ns an avenue for
the expression of Mens mid convic
tions of the people?
"The personal p i&licity given in
so many branches of war relief
work seems an erroneous move to
me There are many, many women
who would be glad and eagar to
give of their tim to Rod Cross work
were it not that 'heir lime is more
needed in the care of little ones, or
aged ones, or even at woge earning
And who can estimate the heart
aches they endure in private be
cause they cannot give of their
time? And how those heartaches
are augmented by personal pub
licity.' And in giving -it seems to me
it should be between the giver and
Uncle Sam not the giver and the
public L?t us not forget the
'widow's mite' Ten cents means
more to some thau ten dollars to
others. Let us hear from the pub
lic 8. B."
The above article cont&ios food
for serious thought. As a rule ail
women arerendy and willing to con
tribute of their time and money to
ward "doing their hit" in this war,
they are also sensi-ive, a;id when
th y h&ve contributed to the extent
of their resources which may be one
doliar or le3s ind are then forced to
read their sin ill donation cold
type beside that of the rich who
donate in the hundred 9 it touches
their pri.ie to a tt-ndt-r place, and
many who would like to give some
thing give nothing fur this reason
The Drinocnf has never printed
the nrne a:td Htnounts donned
for this very reason.
As to the "Speakint the Public
Mind" column, we wiil be glad to do
this for 1 he women so long as they
do not Umbiic the editor that i,
not too rough.
The Rebekah lodge celebrated the
Sixty- seventh Anniversary of '
Rebeknh Odd Fellowship with 11
special program Tues'lav evening
September 24 A splendid attend
ance was present.
During the 8 ssion of lodge H irry
Strean. D D' G. M. who had recently
visited all the lodges in the district
made a very interesting talk on the
history of the lodge and the con
dition of the local lodges.
After the close of the regular ses
sion a series of Patriotic tableau
were given All the Allied count rif-s
were represented in costu mis of the
different countries illustrating the
cause of the war. How to help the
jwoT and how to win the war.
Delicious refreshments were
saved by committees number 3 of
Mrs E J. Mason and son, Elliot
after a two weeks visit with her
parents, Mr. and Virs. R. Manning
Walker went to Mi-xico Wednesday
for a few days visit. From there she
will return to her home in Crof'on,'
Pa..' . ;
Mrs Emma Jackson and daughter 1
Miss Deuldh returned home Tues-
day from a several days visit with
their son and brother, Estelle Jack
sun and wife. They nlso visited
ft tends in Canton
Mrs H. E. Clark returned to her
home in Memphis, Sunday after a!
few weeks viMt wirti her fiaugh'er, '
Miss Sei.M Clark who is teaching in
the Monroe City public school.
Mist Vf-rna Yowill returned from
Vand ili;. Sun day, where she had i
bz?n spending a wevk wi:h her:
brother, Roy Yowell and wife. j
Mr. and Mrs James B jnnister. of
Stoutsville were in this city Thurs
day enrotite to Peoria, Iil . to attend :
the implement show. j
Miss Stella Benson, has returned '
to her home in Gotten, III, after a
several day's visit with Mr. and
Mrs Harvey Bensoh.
Don't these chilly days remind you of your
duty to your coal bin? Til do my best to
fill you up if you will let me know in time.
Have plenty of the best grades and
fill your orders from the car,
Both Phones A. L. NASH
Monroe City Lyceum Course
Five Big Numbers-ALL GOOD!
This course especially deserves the sup
port of the entire community
High Class! Educational! Inspirational!
Particularly appealing to those who enjoy
First No. "Neapolitan Troubadours"
Tues. Oct. 1, Opera House
FOUR OTHER BIG NUMBERS
Season Tickets $1.50 Single Admissions 50c
BE SURE AND BUY A SEASON TICKET
SHOW YOUR PATRIOTISM
Y subscribing . TOD AY or TOMORROW in
the Fourth Liberty Loan and get your name
on the HONOR ROLL. Then come to
headquatters for everything to wear for the entire
household the place where -quality is unexcelled J
and the prices never undersold
Yours. for Real Values,
Monroe City, Missouri
I will sell at my farm known as the Bede Williams
farm, 5 miles southwest of Monroe City and 7 miles
northeast of Stoutsville, the following stock on
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
4 hd. Horses & Mules: Three yearling mules,
one draf horse
45 hd. Cattle: 14 hd. cows, 3 with calves by side,
6 will be fresh in fall and winter, rest be fresh in the
spring; 3 2yr-old heifers, will calve in spring; 9 year
ling heifers; 18 hd. spring calves, steers and heifers; 2
good bull calves.
21 hd. Sheep: 20 good native ewes these are ex
tra good large ewes; t buck lamb.
16 hd. Hogs: Sow and 9 pigs; 1 gilt with 4 pigs; 1
sow will farrow last of October.
TERMS Credit of 10 months will be given on sums
over $10, purchaser to give bankable note bearing 8
per cent interest; $10 and under cash.
Lunch on ground by Ladies' Altar Society of St.
A. A. BUCKMAN
W. T. YOUEUL, Auct. ELBERT YATES, CUrk
; First Meeting of Monroe
j The Century Club began its work
for the ear 1918 19 on Tuesday the
24th. with thier initial meeting
with Miss Laura Bell. This was a
"Home Economics" meeting and at
the request of the hostess the Club
! convened at the pleasant country
home about one o'clock, when they
were served with a delectable lunch
eon, in semi-picnic style The name
of the hostess is synonymous with
pi rfection in a menu both in selec
tion and preparations but we can
not pass so lightly over the unique
style in which the luncheon was
served. The original intention of
hiving this important feature of
the program out of doors was frus
trated by the unusually chilly Sep
tember weather to which we are be
ing treated, so the house, by its
fl wer and foliage decorations was
turned into fairyland. Red the sym
bol of brotherly love but added to
the beauty of the Club colors of
green and white.
The small tables so social iu
themselves were so decorated as
to further" sociability and were
most attractive with their wood
brown crepe paper "uapery" and
gteen decorations. The luncheon
'"service" also in wood brown, called
forth words of encomium from the
guests who faithfully endeavored to
partake of the .good things to - eat
with the wooden.sp itulas. before the
silver skillfully hidden by tiie cen
terpieces was revealed But first
after the places designated by the
little patrio ic place cards tnd been
secured, the guests repaired to the
'Soring" for -a refreshing drink of
delicious punch. (The side porch
ot the house had been converted in
to a woodey nook aud the mystic
tree shading the spriog give boun
tifully of its fruit of drinking cups.)
The repast was concluded with au
unique custom of burning candles
to foretell life's tenure. The red
lights io ths darkened rooms and
the burning of the tiny red and
green caudles created a fascinating
scene which the diners were loth to
leave for the more prosaic part of
Several vacancies caused by
members seeking new homes, exist
ed in the ranks and initiations were
issued to two new members. Com
mittees were appointed and
final preparations made for the en
tertainment of the State Board-as
well a the Delegates of the Fourth
District of the Federated Clubs of
Missouri (of which the Century Club
is onr) which will meet here Oct.
1st aud 2nd. On the conclusiou of
the business of the day Mrs. Edmund
Jaeger, leader of the literary pro
gram 'very" feelingly read "The Re
flections of a Draft Board Man"
which touched the hearts of all
Mrs. A. T. Bakvr. of Fort Worth and
Mrs. E ul Jay Trosper, of Hannibal
weraoutof town guests and Mrs.
Wm. Fahy and Miss Anna Nolea
guests from Monroe.
Mr and Mrs. J. T. Hanly and Mr.
and Mrs J V Proctor spent Sunday
with friends. in Fayette. They were
accoi. pained home by Miss Mar
guerite Reid who is visiting friends
ii this city.
Exclusive Modles in fine trimmed
hats at McAllister & Lee's.
at once for government
work, 500 laborers at
Muscle Shoals, Ala. good
wages, weekly pay,' good
living conditions. Trans
portation advanced, ship
ments made on Tuesday
and Saturday each week
Parties of ten or more
shipped at any time.
80 Broadway. HANNIBAL ,