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If you keep the car idle and burn the
lights constantly your batteries will
If you burn the lights as much, but
work your car sufficiently, your bat
teries will keep charged.
If a man is idle, he loses energy. If
he is busy, he gains energy.
Apply this to your dollars. Idle, they
lose their power. Busy, they add to
Work your dollars constantly and you wont have to re
charge the storage battery of your finances.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Monroe City, Mo.
TO MONROE GO, VOTERS
W. W. Rucker Warns
Speaks for Wilson.
It has been my intention and
anxious desire to return to Mis
sunn immediattly if Congress
should recess, which is as yet un
certain. I do not flatter myself wiih the
thought that my presence in Mis
souri ir essential or. indeed that I
could rendt r valuable assistance to
either my personal friends or my
political party. Be it siad to the
praise of the people there is, very
properly, no politics at this time
Patriotic citizens are thinking not
of party supremacy but of th& brave
boys "over there" and, regardless of
party pffiliations, have determined
to cast a vote on November 5th
which will convince our enemies
in war that the American people
are standing firmly and unitedly
behind the man upon whom tne
To Try Cardui Proved Sound. Ter
title Suffering Relieved.
Albany, Mo. Mrs. Lillian Akes,ofthi
place, writes: "I think Cardui is a great
medicine. 1 suffered terribly for fout
years with weakness and different female
troubles. I took different kinds of med
icine and was doctored by our family
physician all this time, but did not get
any better ... A friend of mine recom
mended Cardui, so I decided to Iry it.
By the time I had taken one bottle, I
was so much better that I continued right
on taking it until 1 was feeling fine and
fbe to do all my work, and take care o!
. Before taking Cardui, I was in a very
weak condition ... I also suffered with
awful sick headache and dizziness. !
was notable to do anything . . . But since
taking Cardui, I am a well woman and
have no more trouble."
, - Card-u-1, the woman's tonic, has been
In use for over 40 years. Its ingredient
have been known and used by physicians
for female troubles for hundreds of years.
If you suffer from symptoms of diseases
peculiar to your sex, and feel the need ol
a good strengthening tonic medicine, try
Card u-i. Get a bottle from your drug
gist todr;-. NCB-h
eyes of the civilized world are
focused the one man who, if sus
tained at home, run and will wiu a
glorious battle for liberty and se
c.ire enduriug peace to the world.
Victory is near at hand almost in
siht; the people by their votes on
November 5th will encourage and
not discourage the President. Let
every man who is not fighting help
win the war by Irs vote.
I have been from home a long
time; would love to spe;id even a
few wcks among my constituents
if I could do so without neglect of
official duty. I do not intend to
mislead; so far is legislative' duties
alone are concerned I could go
hoi. e if recess is taken. But other
important duties which rt quire my
presence in Washington must be
kept in mind. I must look after
allotments and allowances due the
wives and dependents of those who
are on the battle line in France; I ;
must hold myself in readiness to
promptly consult those high in au
thority and secure the most authen
tic information possible in response
to messages reaching me daily from
those who are bereaved.
These are among the solemn ob
ligations I owe the people who have
honored me so long, ai d. in order
to discharge these duties, I willing
ly lay aside all personal inclinations
and desires, will remain at the post
of duty gladly giving prompt atten
tion to any and every matter per
taining to the interest and welfare
of any one or all of my constituents
W. W. Rucker.
Wm. E Shearman returned from
Hannibal, Saturday where he had
been called Thursday by the serious
illness of his son, Virgil C. Shear
man, who has been daugerously ill
the past several days suffering wiih
pneumonia A message was re
ceived here Tuesday morning that
he was a little improved and they
are hepeful for his recovery. Mrs.
Jane Abbott, of Artesia, New Mex
ico, mother in law to Mr. Shearman
arrived at his bedsideSunday morn
Miss Mary Higbee left Monday
for her home at Durham, N C,
after a months visit with her
cousins. Misses Edna and Anna
John Mudd Shot.
John Mudd, formerly of Monroe
City, was shot and severly wounded
by a man who tried to rob his
saloon in Hannibal last Monday
evening. Mr. Mudd has many re
latives and friends here, His wife
was Miss Bess Hardesty and was
raised in this city. The Hannibal
Couier Post gives the following ac
count of the shooting:
J C Mud 1 was shot by a man
who attemped to hold him up in
his saloon, 503 South Main street,
a few minutes after 9 o'clock last
night. The men had a thrilling
pistol duel. The hold-up man fired
three times and Mudd replied with
two shots. The latter received a
bullet in the left thigh and was also
wounded in the right arm. It is
not known whether the robber was
wounded. He ran from the saloon.
Mr.. Mudd was alone at the time
the man entered the saloon and al
most as soon as be entered, he drew
a revlover from his overcoat pocket
and demanded the money in .the
"Perhaps you would rather have
this," replied Mr. Mudd, as he picked
up a pistol, which was close to
where he was standing.
The hold-up man fired three shots
and Mudd's pistol barked twice.
As soon as the hold-up man had
been put to flight, Mr. Mudd, who
lives over the 'saloon, aroused his
wife, who had retired and told her
to call a doctor; that he had been
shot. Dr Bounds responded and
two or three of Mr, Mudd's friends,
who were notified of the shooting,
arrived soon after.
In the meantime, the wouuded
man had succeeded in ascending
the stairway. The wounds bled
profusely. The bullet which enter
ed his thifch did not pass entirely
through his leg, but apparently
lodged'close to the surface on the
opposite 6ide from where it entered.!
PCKGS. FOR SOLDIERS:
Rules for Sending Chrictmas -to
Mr. andMrs. R V. Graham and
two children, Clara and Alex left
Wednesday morning for Los An
geles. Cfclifornia to be gone several
months for the benefit of Mr
Graham's health. They ;e mak
ing the trip in their car.
National carbonless motor oil on
sale at Monroe Overland Garage
Little Miss Marly n Tait returned
home Sunday after spfnding sev
eral weeks with her grandparents,
Mr, and Mrs. George Scott near
The Monroe Overland Garage has
the Hartford Spring Bumper on
The War Department has issued
the following regulations which will
govern the shipping of Christmas
packages to soldiers and sailors in
One parcel will be accepted by
the War Department through thet
Red Cross for each soldier overseas.
Each soldier will be provided with
one Christmas parcel label. This-
label will be forwarded by him to -the
person in the United States
from whom he wishes to receive
his Christmas package. Packages: -that
do not bear this label will not
be accepted by the Red Cross for '
delivery to the postoffice authorit
ies. Labels that are lost will not
Christmas parcels must be placed
in cardboard boxes. 3 by 9 inches -in
size These boxes will be provid
ed to holders of labels, by the
American Red Cross. They may
be obtained at Red Cross chapter
or branches after November 1.
With each box will be given com
plete instruction regarding the
atticles which may be sent, and a
list of articles which are barred by
the postal authorities. Study these
instructions and avoid mistakes.
No message or written material of
any kind will be allowed to go in
the boxes. When the boxes are
packed, but unwrapped, they must
not weigh more than 2 pounds 15
ounces. If the parcel is overweight, .
some articles must be removed.
Do not put perishable food, soft
candy, liquids, or anything in glass
containers in the package if you
wish it to reach its destination with
the other contents unspoiled.
Do not mail the box youself.
When packed, the box should be
taken to the nearest collection
station designated by the Red Cross,
unsealed, and unwivpped, ready for
inspection. Red Crots representat
ives are authorized to remove ob
jectioi able att'eies from parcels.
Shippers will then tffx sufficent
postage on their parcels to carry
them to Hoboken, N. J. Parcel post
zone tates will be charged. The
parcels are to remain in custody of
the Red Cross until delivered to the
No Christmas parcel will be ac
cepted by the Red Cross for ship
ment after November 20. Keep
this fact in mind when planning a
Merrv Christmas for the boys "Over
Mrs. Edgar R. Davenport return
ed home Monday after a several
weeks stay at Palo Alto, California
with her husband. Corporal Edgar
R. Davenport, who has been in
training at Cenip Fremont, Col
and left that place Wednesday,
October 23 for an Eastern Camp.
Eighteen new ships of 98,900
total deadweight tons, were added
to the American fleet during the
week ending October 25. The de
liveries included tne victorious, an
11,800 ton vessel, built at Alameda,
Cal., and the Cape May of 10.100
tons, built at Sparrow Point, Md.
TO MONROE COUNTY VOTERS
have been wondering whether the tax-payers of the county
generally know that the Single Tax Amendment No. 8 is
again on the ballot to be voted on November 5th. Its sup
porters are backed by Nationwide organization with ample funds
and an active campaign is being made for it in some quarters,
but I have noticed little' activity among its opponents. Not
withstanding the great war is engrossing the attention of the
people, they should not overlook this vital matter. If this
amendment is adopted taxes in every form, except on real
estate, will be abolished and the taxes on real estate increased
to meet all the expenses of the State Government, including the
support of public schools. The supporters of this class of leg
islation always make a special effort when the attention of the
people is centered on other questions. I am calling your at
tention to this so that it may not be overlooked Nov. 5.
f. w. McAllister.