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of Reply to Wilson's
"The Geruian Government sug
gests to the President that op
portunity be brought about for fix
Ing the details. It trusts that th?
President of the United States will
approve of no demand which
would be irreconcilable with the
honor of the German people and
with opening the way to a peace of
"The German Government pro
tests the reproach of illegal and in
human actions made against the
German land and sea forces and
thereby against the German people.
For the covering of a retreat de
structions will always be necessary
and they are carried out insofar as
is permitted by international law.
The German troops are under mos;
Btrict instructions to spare property
and to exercise care for the popu
lation to the best of their ability.
Where transgressions occur in spite
of these instructions the guilty are
"The German Government further
denies that the German Navy in
sinking ships has ever purposely
destroyed lifeboats with their
passengers. The German Govern
ment proposes with regard to (ill
these charges that the facts be
cleared up by neutral commissions
"In order to avoid anything that
might hamper the work of peace,
the German Government has caused
orders to be dispatched to all sub
marine commanders precluding the
' torpedoing of passenger ships, with
out, however, for technical reasons,
being able to guarantee that these
orders will reach every single sub
marine at sea before it returns.
"As a fundamental condition for
peace, the President prescribes the
destruction of every arbitrary
power that can separately, secretly
and of its own single choice disturb
the peace of the world. To this the
German Government replies:
"Hitherto the representation of
the people in the German Empire
has not been endowed with an in
fluence on the formation of the
''The Constitution did not provide
for concurrence of representatives
of the people in decisions of peace
and war. These conditions have
just undergone a fundamental
change. A new Government has
been formed in complete accordance
with the wishes (principle) of the
representatives of the people based
on equal, universal, secret, direct
"The leaders of the great parties
of the Reichstag are members of
this Government. In the future no
Government can take or continue in
office without possessing the con
fidence jjf a majority of the Reich
"The responsibility of the Chan
You not only protect your savings, but you get paid
for doing so when you have a savings account at this
bank. Money that's idle means money wasted. Put
your savings to work and watch the interest grow.
We watch both the principal and interest for you and
relieve you of all the banking worries.
" CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $100,000.00 '
J. S. Scott, President M. B. Proctor, Cashier
J. J. Brown, Vice President J. S. Rutledge, Asst. Cashier
J. S. Scott, Wm. Buckman, P. W. Huston, R. S. McClintic, J.
J. Brown, J. V. Proctor, Leo. Bell, D. R. Davenport, M. B.
MONROE CITY BANK.
cellor of the Empire to the repre
sentatives of the people is being
legally developed and safeguarded.
The first act of the new Govern
ment has been to lay before the
Reichstag a bill to alter the Con
stitution of the Empire so that the
consent of the representatives of the
people is required for decisions on
war and peace.
"The permanence of the new
system is, however, guaranteed not
only by constitutional safeguards,
but also by the unshakable de
termination of the German people,
whose vast majority stands behind
these reforms and demand their
"The question of the President
with whom he and the Government
associated against Germany are
dealing is therefore answered in a
clear, unequivocal manner and by
the statement that the offer of peace
and an armistice has come from a
Government which, free from any
arbitrary and irresponsible influence
is supported by the approval of an
overwhelming majority of the Ger
New Home Card.
A new Home Card covering in
general terms the constructive food
program and instructions for the
home for the coming year has been
prepared by the United States Food
Administration. The new card is
now being printed by the Missouri
Division of the Food Administration
and will be ready for distribution
in the state from October 28 to
In many respects the conservation
program for the coming year is
more difficult than that of last.
Then there were special "drives" on
certain commodities. With- meat
less days and wheatless days on the
program, it was not so hard to follow
out instructions. But this year
there will be no concentration on
any' certain' food; Vhe people of the
United States are being asked to
save all along the line, to eat less
and waste less, to cut down on
The Home Card is to be part of a
national plan of saving all foods
that is necessary in order that this
country may supply 15 million tons
for export to the Allies.
Alien enemies will not be allow
ed to vote this fall. Citizens of
German or Austria-Hungary, even
though they may have filed their
intention to become citizens of the
United States, cannot vote this
fall. Heretofore the filing of "first
papers" entitled a foreigner to vote
but not so thi year.
A nice, 4 room cottage, with elec
tric lights, hot and cold water, bath
A. S. Javne & Son.
Mr., and Mrs. George Scott, of
A nabel have been recent guests at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. W.
MISSOU RIS N
On October 5, 1918. Missouri's
new iS4.000.000 Capitol was formal
ly completed and the dedication
was set for that date by the Capitol
Commission Board. War conditions
however, made it imDra'-tical to
hold the dedication ceremonies un
der circumstances such that the
people of, the state could attend in
large numbers. The Capitol is now
open for the uses of government
and for the inspection of visitors.
The new building cost $3,775.
000 The furnishings cost S250.000
and the grounds $190,000. Total
It was built under the direction
of a bipartisan commission of four
members, who entered upon th?;r
duties October 6. 1911, and turned
over the building to the state
October 5. 1918.
The building covers three acies,
has 500.000 feet of fl ior space, is
five btories high, is fireproof and its
dimensions are 8,648.814 cubic feet
Ic is construe. ed of Burlington
limestone from the quarries ar
Carthage and Phenix. Missouri.
Its lentil is 437 feet. Its width
in the wines is 200 feet and in the.
center 300 feet. The height to roof
When They Invade Germany,
It was a con.-mon saying early in
the war that while the French
soldier was a magnificent fijluer
and the most dashing soldier in the
world, he lacked patience aim
tenacity This opinion was based
upon what the critics of the French
people were pleased to call "na'ional
The national psychologists made
a bad guess that time and it may
be that tbey are making another
! when they predict the awful things
that French soldiers will do to Ger
many if the Germans do not sur
render before their country is in
vaded. It is said that French com
manders will never be able to re
strain the rage of their men when
they remember how their own
co intry was devastated by the Hun.
It may be to, but it is best to re
m ember that French culture is a
very different thing from "kultur."
It is true that a French mob may
be a terrible thing, but it is also
true that the French are distinguish
ed by their practical common sense
and by their love of beauty, refine
ment and elegance.
They pride themselves on their
"sang-froid." In controversy wit is
their weapon, as is a rapier their
weapon in a duel. If the French
are emotional tbey are also a peo
ple who appreciate to the fullest
that which is neatly adequate and
devoid of all excess.
With that view of French charac
ter, would it be surprising if the
French people, ; notwithiug their
boiling indignation, should quietly
humiliate the Germans by abstain
ing from every form of needless de
struction and by a fine disdain of
ft fi E B 1
E W ' FOUR MILLION DOLLAR Ca'pT TO U
AT JEFFERSON CIT" fen
of wing is 88 feet; to top of dome
It contains 240,000 cibic feet of
stone in tha exterior and 70.000
feet in interior, of which one fourth
is in col u no Tiwe are 131 of
Its frm3 is of s -el, of hi:h
there &re 5200 tons.
The eight columns upon th- south
front portico are 43 feet high and
four feet eight inches in diyneter.
The six columns upon the south
portico are of sa ne diameter and
40 feet h.h.
The foundation consists of 2S5
concrete pillars, which sunl upon
solid rock a d desceud from twenty
to fifty feet beio-v' the surface.
The tone cost $774,900; the steel
$354,448, the pl.i.,ieriug 3163.930
and t tie patuiiug $16,763; tha brick
The acoustics cf the Senate and
Hote are admir ible, the construe
tion of those cha.nber;; in this re
spect hctving ben u.idsr the q rev
est scientific expert on acoustics in
The interior of tue corridors a. id
rotunda of the first and second auo
third floors are line I with Carttiags
Codl.i any form of revenue app-ai
more pj.verfuliy to all thit is a?ii
c ite and nrtistic in the French na
tional character than that?
Premier Clemenceau said recent
ly, "Our victory does not spell re
venge. Our victory and the vic
tory of our allies means the libera
tion of civilization and liberty of
human conscience." It is safe to
believe that he speaks the mind of
Need Not Candle Eggs.
Licensed dealers in poultry and
eggs will not be required to candle
eggs after November 15. the Poultry
Section of the Missouri Division of
the Food Administration announces.
The Food Administration ruling re
quiring all lincensed dealers to
buy eggs on a candle basis has re
sulted in an enormous saving in
food, reports to the office of the
State Food Aiministration show.
This has been brought about quite
largely through the co-operation of
the poultry and egg shippers and
the county food administrators.
Dealers are warned, however, that
the Missouri statute forbidding the
"sale or keeping for sale or offering
for sale of tainted or rotten eggs," is
still iu force.
Many dealers say there is a ten
dency for farruers to bold eggs an
ticipating higher prices. This prac
tice should be discouraged, the
Poultry Section says, as it results
in preventable loss of food.
Mis3 Rebecca Megown who teach
es at Thurtnan, Ia , came home Sat
urday for visit with ber parents
school being closed indifiuitely on
account of influenza.
B C E fT kl
The grand sfair-v.iv is 30 feet
wide, said to be the wid t in the
world, and '.he fro. it door is of
bronze 13x18 -ind the largest since
the Roman era.
Ttie leisla'ive Humbly moms,
the historic and resources museums
th legislative library, the Gov
ernor's recep:ion room and the
House and St-nare bunding rooms
are uuusua)ly attractive.
The rotunda upon the leaislative
floor is very so ici j js arid impos
ing, a wiiisjfrrinsi gallery in the
upper part is an oruinii a.;d inter
est ing feature
There are in th? structure 4.650,
000 nrick an) 43.373 barrels of
It is Vfosso.in i. a All the ma
terial in it, 'excen- tn oiumns in
the House easl Sen it. w is either
ro 'vn or f-ib-icate.i in .MU-ouri or
purchas-d from Missouri dealers.
T'ie Pt:trance is noble ivi imoos
ing O'te st.iiio'ing itfj.i'i the froct
portico Co i fee i ".:") ihe do;ne
ri'H H.vutfvtjr- is oro jounced
by tlie hf?:t j.io.ss as uosu'passed
bv nv puh!'-:' b.oidiuj ia the o ma
trv fne arc-ot.-ct '. a; Egerton
5wartw(i:t of N-;w Yor4 City.
Conditions in Austria.
Thf:re is lood propaganda that is
super-propaganda: u missionaries
are needed to spread it. -Tiie Amer
ican oS.-urance to the Allies of a
bigger ai.u better loaf traveled rap
idly. Headlines and billboards
were not necessary, for it whs super
Tntre is ano'her kind of super
propaganda that is traveling
through the enemy country. Here
are some waut-ads from a Taeste
newspaper, received by the Mis
souri Division of the Food Admin
istration, which tells a story of food
conditions of the land of the Habs
burgs: "Iron bed, pair of black trousers
and coat offered in exchange for
"New novels, large collection, in
exchange for five pounds of food."
"Finest stockings, lady's, colored,
in exchange for sugar or fat3."
Linen sheet wanted to make into
a dress, fot cash or maize meal."
"Yellow canary in exchange for
a rabbit; Japanese vases for fats or
"A business suit offered in ex
change for one pound of fat."
Miss Maude Scott who is attend
ing Gem City Business College in
Quiucy enroute to her home ia
Anabel 6pent Saturday and Sunday
at the borne of W. W. Tait, she was
accompanied home by her little
niece Marylin Tait.
Mrs C. H. Jarman of Quincy. is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edmund
Jaeger and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harris are the
proud parents of a fine son who er-y
rived at their home Monday Oct 21.