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title: 'Monroe City Democrat. (Monroe City, Mo.) 1888-1919, September 27, 1918, Image 5',
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In the Big J. B. Anderson Room!
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THIS STOCK CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING LINES
$10,000 worth of Men's Clothing
$ 5,000 worth of Boys' Clothing
$ 3,000 worth of Men's and Boy's Shoes
$ 3,000 worth Ladies'and Childrens Shoes
$ 1,000 worth of Men's and Boys' Hats
$ 5,000 worth of Dry Goods and Notions
$3,000 worth Men's & Ladies' Underwear
Plenty of John B. Stetson Hats
Plenty of Munsing Underwear
Plenty of Ball Band Rubber Goods
Plenty of the leading brands of Men's and
Boys' Rubber Goods
....A BIG LINE OF....
For Women and Children
Men's Hats and Caps
Men's Overshoes and Boots
Men's Rain Coats
OME in and expect to buy your Fall Goods at a Big Saving.
We will have the store all arranged for convenience, every
thing will be sold at the marked price and STRICTLY CASH!
No goods to be exchanged or returned. Bring in all the family
and be fitted at the store and cdme early and often, as you don't
get a chance like this often.
Monroe City, Missouri
A. bunch of the boys were whooping
it in the Malemute Saloon; . .
The kid that bandies the music-box
w.)9 hitting a jag time tune; f
Back of the bar, in a solo gime, sat
Dangerous Dm McGrew,
And watching his luck was his light
' o'- love, the lady that's known
When out ofthe night, which was fifty
below, and into the din and glare.
There stumbled a miner fresh from
the creeks, dog-dirty, and loaded
He looked like a man with a foot in
the grave and scarcely the
strength of a louse,
Yet he tilted a poke of dust on the
T. bar, and he called for drinks for
There was none could place the
stranger's face, though we search
ed ourselves for a clue;
But we drank his health, and the
lust to drink was Dangerous Dan
There's men that somehow just grip
vour eyes, and hold them hard
like a spell;
And such was he, and he looked to
me like a man who had lived in
Wirti a face most hair, and the dreary
stare of a dog whose day is done.
As he watered the green stuff in his
glass and the drops fell one by one
Then I got to fiegering who he was,
and wondering wlnt he'd do.
And I turned my head and there
watching him was the lady that's
known as Lou . ' .
His eyes went rubbering round the
room, and he seemed in a '. kind
of daze, .
Till at last that old piano fell in the
way of his wandering gaze.
Tne rag-time kid was having a drink:
there was no one else on the stool
So the st ranger stumblts across the
room and flops down there like
In a buckskin shirt that was glazed
with dirt he sat. and I saw him
Then he clutched the keys with his
talon hands my Go il but that
man could play. ,
Were you ever out in the Great Alone
when the mood was awful clear,
And the icy mountains hemmed you
in with a silence you most could hear
W ith only the howl of a timber wolf.
and you camped therein the cold,
A half-dead thing in a stark, dead
world, clean mad for the muck
While high overhead, green, yellow
and red, the North Lights swept
Then you've a haunch what the
mu9ic meant hunger and,
night and the stars
And hurger not of the belly kind.
that's banished with bacon and
But the gnawing hunger tf lonely
men for a home and all that it
For .a fireside far from the cares that
ate, four walls and a roof above;
But oh! so cramful of cosy joy, and
crowned with 'a woman's love
A woman dearer than all the world.
and true as Heaven is true '
(Godl bow ghastly she look through
her rouiie -tbe lady that's known
Then on a sudden the musicchang
td, so soft that you scarce could
But you felt that your life had been
looted clean of all that it once
That someone had stolen the woman
you loved; that her love was a
devil's lie; .
That your guts were gone, and the
best for you was to crawl away
and die. '
Twas the crowning cry of a heart's
despair, and it thrilled you
, through and through
"I guess I'll make 1ft spread roisere"
said Dangerous Dan McGrew.
The music almost died away '
then it burs'ts-like a pent-up flood;
And it seemed to say, "Repay, re
pay" and my eyes were blind with
The thought came back of an ancient
' wrong, and it stung like a frozen
And the lust awoke to kill, to kill
then the music stopped
with a crash, '
And the stranger turned, and his
eyes tney Durnea in a most
In a buckskin shirt that was glazed
with dirt he est. and I saw him
Then his lips went in in a kind of
-a grin, and he spoke and his voice
And "Boys." says he, "you jdon't
know me, and none of you care a
But I want to state, and my words
are straight, and I'll bet my poke
That one of you is a bound of hel
and that one is Dan
Then I ducked my bead, and the
lights went out, end two guns
' blazed in the dark,
And a woman screamed, and the
' lights went up. and two men lay
stiff and stark.
itched on his. -head, and pumped
full f lead, was .Dangerous Dan
While the man from the creeks lay.
clutched t the breast of the lady
that's known as Lou.
These are the -simple facts of the
case, and I guess I ought to know
They say ' that the stranger was
crazed with "hooch" and I m not
denying its so.
I'm not so wise as the lawyer guys.
but strictly between ns two -
The woman that kissed him and
pinched his poke was the lady
that's known as Lou.
At Gem Theatre Saturday,.
September 28, matinee and night. .
Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Maddox.of '
Hannibal spent Sunday in this city
with their parents. Sunday was "
Mr. Maddox's birthday, anniversary
which was celebrated at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Workers are urgently needed at
the surgical dressing rooms in Mon
roe City (open Friday and Saturday
of each week) and the woman power
of the town is earrestly requested
to sacrifice to the limit that they
may give time to this work so
necessary for the boys "over there -