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The first Christmas celebrated in
ide a house on the American con
tinent was on December 25, 1618.
Our Puritan ancestors finished their
first house at Plymouth, Mass., hav
.ingBoent more than a month in
wandering about in search of a place
-of settlement. The company was
.divided into 19 families, and to
- each person was assigned a lot for
. house and garden. It was not a
very cheerful Christmas for Jhe
.Puritans All of them could not
be accommodated inside the house,
t so that some of them were left out
in the cold, but the jeligious fea
tures of the day were not forgot,
ten. and it may be said that the
Babe ot Bethelhem was prayed to
and sung to in a most fervent man
One of the latest development in
, Hun treachery is the plot laid by
the former kaiser to get .back his
throne. Mackensen and Ludendorf.
the two who have always been the
kaiser's chief buchers, were deep
into the plot. Since it has been
discovered and made public, the
'Crown Prince comes forth with .the
defiant statement that he has sur
rendered none of his rights Then
. the war may not be over yet. Any
way, the peace of the world will not
-be assured white that bunch are
. alive. Any one of them is guilty of
crimes enough to hang him a : thou
sand times, but once will make the
world safe if the job is well done.
The annual election for nine
directors of the ' Farmer &.- Mer
chants Bank of Monroe City, Mis
souri, to serve during the ensuing
- year, will be held at its Banking
House on Monday, January 13. 1919.
- Polls open from nine o'clock, a. m
: to' twelve o'clock noon.
W. R P. Jackson. Cashier.
Mrs, R. E Leake and little daugh
ter. Rosemary, of Hunnewell, spent
part of the week in this city with
her parents, Mr and Mrs. 0 S
It is a wise Santa who keeps his
whiskers away from the candles.
Better broken toys than broken
Never look a gift in the price tag
Many a man puts on long white
whiskers and thinks he looks like
Santa Claus when he looks more
like a goat and perphaps he is.
One thiog they missed during
the Spanish Inquisition Christmas
Shopping done in time is the
noblest work of woman!
A Christmas gift by any other
name doesn't cost half as much.
A gift in the hand is worth two
in the postoffice.
Many a man gets a girl under the
mistletoe only to find himself, a
little later, under her thumb.
A pound of steak to a poor man
is worth a ton of holiday greetings
News reached here Saturday that
Samuel M. Gray, a farmer 45 years
old, who lived about 5 miles north
of Hunnewell on the Dick Thomas
farm, had committed suicide that
morning at 6:30 o'clock, using a
shotgun with which he blew off
part of his face and head. The
only reason which can be assigned
for his rash act is that he had been
worrying about a brother he bad in
France. His wife had just left the
room to get him a drink of water
when the tragedy " occurred. He
leaves a wife, two brothers and one
sister to mourn his loss. Shelby
eady For Christmas!
WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF
Candies Nuts Grape Fruit
Candles and Snow for Decoration
Fresh Oysters, Celery, Cranberries,
Fresh Pies, Cakes and Bread
-Rev. W. Garnet Alcorn., formerly
pastor of the Christian Church in
this city but now- of Lathrop, has
accepted a call to the Fulton Chris
tian Church He expects to begin
his new work January 1. Rev.
Alcorn will get a salary of $2309 i
year, besides a months vacation
each year and all expenses to -district
and national conventions.
Mrs. Robert C Keene went to St.
Louis Monday for a several- weeks
stay with ber sister.
Jamie Whitecotton, son of Hon.
and Mrs. J. H. Whitecotton of Mo
berly. died at his home Wednesday
night about 8 o'clock of pneumonia.
following an attack of Spanish in
fluenza. He was about 30 years
old and was born in Paris. He was
a resident of Paris until after his
graduation from the local high
school, when be removed with his
parents to Moberly. He leaves, be
sides his parents, two sisters and
one brother," Mrs. 1 David Proctor of
Kansas City, and Miss Bessie White
cotton and Tildon Whitecotton of
Olney Bowles, 18 year old son of
Mr and Mrs. Gratz Bjwles living
near Philadelphia was accidently
killed Thursday. December 12
Mr Bowles was caught in a corn
shredder and received painful in
juries which was the cause of his
death. ;" .
3 Packages. Skinners Macaroni ...... 25c
3 Packages Skinners Spaghetti 25c
1 Gallon Can Pitted Cherries - $1.35
1 Gallon Can Pie Peaches. -.....$1.00
2 Large Cans Pumpkin. ... 25c
1 Peck Baldwin Apples- 60c
1 Large Can Sunbrite Cleanser 5c
1 Large Can Apricots --30c
1 Large Can Peaches 25c 30c
1 Bottle Catsup ...... . --15c
1 Large Can Apple Butter. V....20c
Mark Twain Corn. . - -- 15c
Golden Corn 15c
Sifted Buffalo Peas...... ...15c
We always have on hand the nicest
' fresh young meats of all kinds
. .Monroe City, Missouri.
The children of Russia, Italy and
Spain spend Christmas day in wor
ship at their churches and receive
their presents on January 6.
On this same day. French child
ren have a great celebration and
cut the ' king's cake." which is a
round cake, usually, with a china
image baked in it. Whoever cuts
the slice that contains the image is
king or queen for the 'day, and the
rest of the children must do every
thing the king or queen does.
In Norway and Sweden they have
Christmas services in their churches
at four o'clock in the morning and
the kind-hearted children scatter
wheat for the hungry birds.
Germany was the first country to
use Christmas trees, and from Eog-
and we get our idea of hanging the
the stockings by the chimneys.
burning the yule log and hanging
up the branches of mistletoe
Io Holland on Christmas eve the
children fill their stockings with
hay and oats for the white horse
that they believe Santa Claus rides-
n the morning they find the hay
ana oats gone and insteid are pre
sents for good children and a rod
or chunk of coal for the bad ones.
The young men of the town arise at
two o'clock in the morning and sing
Christmas hymns, carrying a etar
on a high pole that is lighted by a
candle inside of the star. The sing
ing ot UDnstmas carols is tne way
we follow the story in the Bible,
when the shepherds beard the
angels sing when Christ was born
'Peace on earth; good will to men.'
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Robey and Mr
aud Mra Wm. J. O'Oaniel attended
the Northeast .Missouri Lumber
man's Association in Hannibal,
Saturday. Mr. Robey of the Robey
Robinson Lumber Co, had the
honor of being elected president of
that organization. U. D. Orcutt, of
Hannibal was elected secretary.
Mre.,W. W. Tail and little daugh
ter returned from Anabel, Sunday.
She was called there by the illness
of ber mother, Mrs. Geo. Scott, who
waft very little improved when she
Mrs S. ,1. Robertshaw after a two
weeks visit in this city went to
Carruthersvilte, Mo . Monday at
which place she will spend the win
A "Patriotic Watch Meeting" is
to be held in every Missouri school- .
house on Tuesday night, December
Missourians in town and country
"will watch the Old Year out and
the New Year in."
As the evening passes the boy
who has come back from France
will tell his story of the smashing
of the Hun. The sailor "home from
the seas" will describe the deep-sea
bunt for the U-boats. Letters will
be read from the lads who are form
ing Liberty's Watch on the Rhine
It will be an old-fashioned Ameri
can "Watch Meeting" of patriots
who have watched the war through
and done their part at home, or in
the service, in the trench or in the
furrow, at the bench or in the camp.
At these meetings called bv the
War Saving Stamps School District
Committeemen there will be , given
out, to all who have redeemed their
War Saving tamps pledges, a New
Year Greeting Card, to be mailed to
some relative or friend in the mili
tary or naval service of the United
States by the one who h-js redeem
ed the pledge.
It is at this meeting that the
names of all those who have failed
to keep their obligations in redeem
ing their pledges will be aunouuced.
The names of those who have kept
their pledges and bou nt W. S. S.
according ..to their means will be
placed upon the district roll of pa
triots. This roll is to be preserved
in order that the Americans of the
future may know wno did and who
did not help their country like true
Americans in its time of stress.
This old-fashioned Watch Meeting
of patriots will close up the W. S. S.
campaign for 1918. It will be the
last chance for the Missourian who
has not redeemed his pledge to re
deem it. It gives everyone the op
portunity to quit the old year and
enter upon the new with his duty
done to bis country. Those who
attend these Watch Maetiugs will
never forget them, for they are to
lit? tl UIWU UIUIO IV a j vai w
great endeavor and sacrifice in the
winning of the world's greatest war.
Mrs. Loyd Redmau aud sisjer.
Miss . Cornelia Tuley have been
speuding a few days in Quiucy with
Mrs. Wesley Drescb' r.
Miss Mae Johnson left Saturday
night for Coin, low to spend two
ter with her daughter, Mrs. Crew
weeks with her .6i9ter. Mrs. L. L
Reyuolds and family.