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Large Tomatoes, per can . 20c
Small Tomatoes, per can. 14c
Best Corn and Peas, per can 14c
Gallon Pitted Cherries $1.35
Gallon Peaches $1.00
Macaroni and Spaghetti, pkg 10c
Dunham's Coconut, 3 for ' 25c
Laundry Soap, per bar i ..5c
Bath Rose Soap, 2 bars 15c
Sunbrite Cleanser, per can 5c
Peaberry Coffee, pound .35c
Good Flat Bean Coffee, lb 20c, 40c
Buffalo Catsup, bottle 15c
Country Sausage, pound. .25c
Our Meat Can't be Surpassed
C. F. DIERKS.
- Monroe City, Mo.
The Victorious Fifth
. The Victory Loan that js the
-name by which the fifth' and last
of the great series of Liberty Loans
will be known. It will come this
spring, along in April, and will be
"for an amount that will be made
public by Carter Glass. Secretary of
No matter what amount, it will
-be subscribed as willingly and as
cheerfully as were the other loans.
The need is as pressing now as it
was when the 'great guns were
thundering their messages of war.
nd the Nation was tugging at the
leash ready to spring at the Ger
There is even a greater incentive
now than there was on other loans.
Then there was always the chance,
but it must be admitted that it was
most remote, that Germany might
win the war. But it was American
-dollars and American brawn that
ctually made the German quit.
But our victory is not won until
the last khaki clnd soldier is home
from foreign lands. Aud then the
honor of our Nation is at stake. We
have contracted billions of dollars
of war debts. They must be paid,
or the war will have been won in
vain. The revenue of the country
will not meet the obligations that
have piled up.
If the peuple do not buy Vic
tory Liberty Bonds then the
money must be raised by taxation
It is good business to buy bonds.
Then the purchaser gets a fair rate
of interest for the m ney he len-!-?
Ubcle Sam If he pays the war
debt9 in taxes he rtets nothing in
It would be unthinkao'.e to have
the Victory Liberty Loan fail. It
': will not' fail. Every loyal Aroeri
an will back bis country once he
realizes that his Nation's honor is
At stake aud that it can be saved
' by simply making the best invest
ment on earth a bond backed up
bv the wealth of all America the
richest and most powerful country
Mrs. Edgar Davenport returned
last week from a several weeks
visit with relatives in Virginia
Mrs. Davenpon was joined here
Friday by her husband, Corp. Edgar
Davenport having been honorably
diarhnrded from the service at
Camp Taylor, Ky.
. Leonard Akers, who is night
operator for the Katy depot in this
city was called to Holiday Satur
dav bv the serious illness of his
grandfather, Mr. Carter.
The 35th Division
It takes a politician to set us right
on things. For instance, soldier
boys of the 35th Division thought
they had won the mosc glorious vic
tory in American annals over in the
Argonne. and the Huns confessed to
having been whipped out of their
boots by these despised Yankees,
but it was all a mistake. Governor
Alien, oi Kansas, wno was over
there in the disguise of a Red Cross
worker or some thing, tells us it
was not a victory at all but just a
plain massacre of American boys
who kept going ahead when the ar
tillery lost so many horses it could
not keep up, finally capturing with
out big guns important positions
that were deemed impregnable.
The boys considered it a great day
for American valor, and so did the
folks back home. But Mr. Allen
demands an investigation and we
reckon Congress will have to look
into the matter and administer a
rebuke to the Wilson administra
uon lor Having soldiers tnat win
victories over imperial legions in
spite of little handicaps like a short
age of artillery horses.
Save the Sheep
Governor Gardner in his message
to the legislature, recommends the
iceosing of dogs as a protection to
sheep. Dogs are all right in their
place, but many of them are allow
ed tone out oi place. And many
of them are not fed at home, bu t
must necessarily appease their ap
petite on sheep and lambs of
neighboring community. Taen
tnere are a class ot dogs tnat prey
upon sheep regardless of whether
they are hungryor not, because it
is natural for dogs and wolves who
come from kindred tribes, to kil
and eut Bheep. These dogs ought
to be put out of commission or else
so li ensed and regulated that they
can do no harm to the wool-produc
ing tribe, farmers over the state
are getting tired of the sheep-killing
dogs and it is to be hoped that the
legislature will enact a sufficient law
for the protection of tha farmers
who raise sheep. Cnillicothe Coo
Dr. Corley, . who has been in the
general merchandise business at
Indian Creek for a number of. years,
has sold his business to H. C. Hays
aud Son who will take possession
next Monday. Dr. Corley, we un
derstand, will go to St. Louis where
he will continue the practice of
Mr. and Mrs. wm. v Wilson were
Stoutsville visitors Sunday.
Wilson's Good Work
Anyone who Is reading the dis
patchej. from Europe must be tre
meodously impressed with what
President Wilson is Accomplishing
First, take the general idea of a
league of nations. Six months ago
that was generally held as a dream
.of the poets and the philosophers.
President Wilson s utterances in its
favors were denounced by the ma
jority of the Republican leaders.
With remarkable persuasive pow
er President Wilson has been able
to win over objectors. The League
is already formed. About the only
opposition left is among a small
section of Republican reactionaries
in this country.
Mr. Wilson is certainly showing
fine tact ard great skill in his deal
ings with the statesmen of Europe.
he conference is bristling with
thorny questions. Yet its proceed-
ngs are going along with remarka
ble lack of friction. Whatever de
bates may be proceeding on the in
side, cordial feeling has prevailed.
hese terribly vexatious questions
of boundaries and conflicting rights
seem likely to be settled harmoni
ously. The League, if successful, means
a longer step ahead than has been
taken since the Christian era began.
And the first credit for the practi
cal work of forming this organiza
tion must go to Mr Wilson. He
has been foremost in silencing ob
jectors, obviating difficulties, defili
ng its functions and operations in
a practical manner.
Mr. Wilson's great achievement is
due to the belief of the common
people of this country, and of the
allied countries, in his honesty, sia
centy, and concern for the welfare
of the world's great working masses.
This support has enabled him to
speak with a power and a following
that bave compelled assent from
Fight on Prohibition
It seems that prohibition has not
been entirely won in this country,
as the liquor men are to make all
kinds of fight against the plans for
putting the law into effect and its
enforcement. The constitutionality
of the law will be tested in a very
rigid manner. Some of ths ablest
and shrewdest legal lights in the
United States will go through the
courts arguing that the three fourths :
clause never was intended to apply 1
to state control of inherent iodivid-.
ual rights, and on this premise they .
hope to gain a decision in their
favor. They plan. to have the mat- '
ter tested out in the Supreme
Courts before the expiration of the
required year after prohibition was
ratified by the thirty six states and
before the country is finally placed
on a prohibition basis. No industry :
of the tremendous scope of the dis
tilleries will consent to go out of
existence without a struggle, and
therefore it may be assume! that
all legal points will be contested ia
the courts, both for the purpose of
winning an ultimate victory fas well
as postponing the question as long
as possible in order to secure busi
ness pending final adjucation of the
law. In reality it is up to the
courts to determine after al wheth
er we are have prohibition or not.
and as the iecisions of courts are
always uncertain, mere is a possi-,
ble chance that the much advocat-1
ed prohibition law will not go into
effect a year hence after all How
ever, most students of political
offairs think the liquor men have'
lost the battle and that the legal
fights to be waged during the next
year will not change conditions in
the least, Fayette Advertiser.
The phenomenal growth of .the
Cnillicothe Business College is furth
er shown in the recent purchase of
thirty-five new Underwood type
writers, indisputable x evidence of
the increased attendance at this
well known business school.
Gets Five Years
Wm. Mitchell, the young man
who robbed the bank of Taylor on
the 2nd of January, 1918, was sn
tenced to five years in the peniten
tiary in the Hannibal Court of Com
mon Pleas last Thursday, having
changed his plea of not guilty to
guilty. The crime he committed
wan a very cowaYdly one and it is
to be regretted that he did not get
more time He had ambition to be
a desperado, but carefully avoided
showing his "nerve" when any men
were about, so waited until Mrs.
Dealing, wife of the cashier, was in
the bank by herself, then covered
her with two revolvers and forced
her into the vault. He got what
cash be could, put it in a valise
and then got into his car and drove
to Quincy, abandoning the machine
this side of that city. Officers had
no trouble in apprehending him.
Be Home Soon
All of our county boys who are
now in France will be home iu six
months except those who will have
to be left for joint police work with
the Allies, General March, chief of
staff, told the military affairs com
mittee in Washington.
March said there are 1,803,000
American troops abroad. As soon
as German ships for which Edward
Hurley is negotiating are' available,
troops will come home at the rate
of 300.000 a month. March said.
He also told the committee that by
March 758,000 men remaining in
camps in the United States will be
demobilized except fur the few
needed to care for the cantonments.
Sergt. H R. Starrett came in Sun
day afternoon to spend a 1 furlough
with his family and parents. Sergt.
Starrett has been in the army for
more than a year and has been sta
tioned at Philadelphia, Pa-, as a
radio operator for the past several
months. He expects to get his dis
charge any day.
Mrs. Julia ruqua returned to
New London Tuesday after a two
weeks visit with her son?. Warren
and Harry Fuqua and families of
near this city.
Tenth Annual Mule Sale!
I will sell at my farm miles west of Perry
FRIDAY, FEB. 21
50 HEAD MULES, consisting 2's to 4's, mostly -Vs
and 4's; 10 spans nicely broke teams with plenty of size
and quality, the best the country affords; 12 coming 2's
are the good rugged kind that will tend the crop and
grow bigger and better. FOUR HORSES, 1 gelding
coming 2; mare coming 2; gelding coming 3, and a Syr
old saddle mare. 100 Breeding Ewes, all Black
face natives, bred to Shropshire buck, lamb in March.
100 Cattle, 25 black and white calves, 25 yearling
steers, some yearling heifers, 40 good native cows, two
good black bulls, 1 red yearling bull, 10 brood sows.
TERMS - All parties desiring credit will be giveu 6 months time at
8 per cent interest from date, purchaser to give bankable note.
Sale bfgins'at 11:30 L'inch oi the ground
S. G. POWELL
J. T. Johnson, Mexico, F. M. Holtsinger, of Moberly,
Ed Underwood, Ed Caldwell, Auctioneers. S. C. Gill
and D. E. Waterson, Clerks
Phone me your orders for THE BEST
GRADES of Illinois Lump, Egg or Nut
Coal. " Orders filled promptly and prices
are right; both phones. A. L, NASH
The Ladies Missionary Society of
the Methodist Church met Friday
afternoon at the pleasant home of
Mrs. Neal Jackson. The business
session was in charge of Mrs. Thie
hoffin which a Secretary and Trea
sure was elected, then the following
officers for the year were installed
President, Miss Lena Donley. 1st
Vice Pres. Mrs. Mary Green, 2nd
Vice Pres, Mrs. Etta Willard Corres
ponding Sec, Mrs. Sallie Jackson
Recording Sec, Mrs. Nell Wade.
Treasure, Mrs. Margeret Thiehoff.
Mr. Ollie Wilson read a very force
full paper on intercession after
which pledge cards were signed for
the Missionary Centenary. A move
was u ade with a second that we
raise our special pledge to $50.
Owing to the length) business period
a short program was led by Mrs.
Wade Instrumental Duet. Misses
Ely and Jackson, Recitation, Dorothy
Alexander. Vocal Duet, Mesdames
Thiehoff and Gray, Recitation.
Dorothy Jackson, Solo, Mrs. Kelley.
There were 25 members and several
visitors present During the social
hour refreshmects of Egg on Toast
and coffee was served. The meet
ing adjourned to meet with Mrs. S.
A. Miller first Friday in March.
Mrs. Kelley Press Supt.
The Rebekahs observed St. Val
entine at the I. 0. 0 F. hall Tues
day evening. The hall was beauti
fully decorated in hearts which
were also used in the refreshments.
After the reguhr lodge a program
consisting of readings and music
both vocal and instrumental were
rendered by the different members
after which the history of the lodge
was read by Miss Etta Bdkins
which was jokes about each mem
ber. Thirty-nine members . were
present and the evening was much
enjoyed. A dainty salad course was
served by committee No. 1.
James Turner, who was 83 years
old. died at his home near Emden
last Monday. He was one of the
oldest settlers near that place and
was well and favorably known
throughout the county.