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SUBSCRIPTION, $100 I'Kli YHAK
Entered at the PostolHoe at
City, Mo as Second-Claims Matter
FRIDAY MAY 30. 1919
If Germauy were in a position to
fight anything she would probably
fight the peace treaty
No thank you. Mr. Trotzky! The
world in general at present prefers
spring green to revolutionary red.
The man for the job and the job
for the man seems to be two diffi
cult things to get in America just
If members of the Sixty-Sixth
congress realize all that the nation
expects of them they are probably
shaking in their shoes.
Almost the only things that have
not gone up in price are thrift
stamps and war saving stamps.
Take note that they are still' to be
had at the same old figures. '
We are informed that yeast has
nutritive qualities and will be one
of the foods of the future. In that
case we trust that its price will not
rise as fast as the yeast itself does
We can name one traJe at least
which does not partake of labor's
general unrest The plumber is
etill willing to rest as long as any
body will allow him at '75 cents
They who provide much wealth
for their children, but neglect to
improve them in virtue, do like
those who feed their hosres high,
but never train them to be manag
The coffee importers offer many
reasons why the price of that staple
has gone up, but as their principal
reason is that they want the money,
the other reasons probably have not
had much to do with the increase
$10000 per month is the initial
salary of Harry Melzl of Slater. Mo.
whom the Chillicothe Business Col
lege sent to Cushing, Okla., Monday
as stenographer and posting ma
chine operator in the Farmers Na
Circumstances alter cases. When
the naval airplanes had covered
half the distance on their voyage to
the Azores, it was all right for them
to be half seas over. But it would
have been all wrong for the avia
tors to be so.
oe inanniui mat your income
does not amount to $1,000,000. If
it did you would have to pay $700,
000, income tax. And you would
probably worry so much about this
that you could not enjoy the re
The populace of Germany has
long been accustomed to hearing
the word verboten. Now the
peace conference has provided that
her government and aristocracy
shall hear it too. It will rial in
their ears for a longtime.
rvJ a i . ...
ur. Aiexanaer uratiarn bell says
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me leiepnone nas oecome suco a
nuisance that he is almost sorry be
invented it. Dr. Bell Bhould cheer
up and look on the bright side of
things. Mr. Burleson is doing his
Jbest to "uninvent" the telephone.
The United States treasury de
partment is in doubt, it is said,
whether suspenders are a luxury or
not. To the man who wears them
they are an absolute necessity, de
spite tne tact mat me belt wearer
sneers at them as a relic of bygone
Mexico is very short-sighted. First
'she was unable to recognize the
rights of American property-holders
and now she does not recognize the
Monroe doctrine. Uncle Sam may
have to furnish her with tne spec
tacles of the U. S- army and the U.
S. navy. -
Catholic School Closes
A Patriotic Pageant. "America
Yesterday and Today." given Tues-
day evening by the pupils of the
Holy Rosary School brought to a
close another successful term of
' school. There were no graduates
this year. The Pageant was divid
ed info three episodes, picturing the
spirit of Indian Djys in (he first, the
spirit of the Wilderness in the sec
ond and the spirit of Patriotism in
third. This was the best entertain
ment ever given in this city by the
pupils of the Holy Rosary school,
the opera house being crowded and
many were turned away. The ad
dress was made by the Rev. Fr. J.
J Jermain, the new pastor of Holy
Rosary parish. Orchestral selec
tions by the Monroe City Orchestra
were furnished throughout the
evening. About twenty bve pupils
rendered their respective parts
Harvesting the wheat and oats
crops in Southern and Central Texas
is now well under way. In former
years the wheat growing territory
was confined to North Texas and
the Panhandle region, but this year
the grain was planted all the way
to the Rio Grande, and it is found
that the country lying southwest of
San Antonio is admirably adapted
to the product. The acreage of
wheat and oats is so large that
farmers are meetir.g with difficulty
in securing harvesting machines to
cut the grains It is assured that
the oats will be the largest ever
produced in the state, while the
wheat yield will be in the neighbor
hood of 40 million busels, or nearly
15 million bushels in excess of the
highest previous yield.
A seven passenger White Steam
er car, in nrst class condition, in
cluding almost bran new tires, new
boiler and rebuilt engine, aluminum
body, beautiful leather upholstry;
with cold water will builJ its steam
in two and one-half to three min
utes ready to go. This is a luxury
car for family or private use, or
would make a splend livery car, or
easily converted into a truck the
best to be had on account of its
steam power qualities, and so easi
ly to operate. Will sell this car at
big bargain and take in a Ford
car in deal. Call on or address W.
H Clawson. Clarence, Mo
For Sale Two used Overland
cars in good condition and at very
attractive prices at Monroe City
Go to Miss Belle Johnson for
T TALC 1
TO expect to pay a high
price for talc perfumed
with an odor that cost
thousands of dollars to
produce would be natural.
But to be able to obtain
such a superb perfume at
a low price is a delightful
surprise. This surprise
awaits you in the Talc
perfumed with Jonteel
the New Odor of Twenty
L. M. WOOD
ABOUT THE CHURCHES
Interesting items About the
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
Senior League at 7.00 p. ra.
Preaching at 8:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wedoes-
Pay evening at 8:00.
The talk at the morning hour
will be to the young people and the
children. They will have a part in
the service. Come and bring the
children and hear their songs, duets,
H. C. Bolen, Pastor.
ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL
9:45 a. m. Sunday School
11:00 a. m. Holy Communion and
8:00 p m. Topic: "Personality
We appreciate your attendance.
Rev. 0. Lindstrom, Rector.
Will Decorate in France
The graves of seventy thousand
American soldiers who died in
ranee will be decorated today un
der the auspices of the forces of the
United States still in France.
General Pershing has issued a bul-
etin stating that all American sol
diers shall participate in the memori
al exercises. President Wilson will
speak at the services in the Amer
ican cemetery at Suresoes near
aris. where Ambassador Wallace
will preside over the exercises.
At Romagne, near the Argon ne
where the Americans suffered their
beaviest losses, General Pershing
will speak in the afternoon. At
Thiancourt, where many heroes who
fell at St. Mihiel are juried, Major
General Ely , will preside. General
Pershing will deliver an address in
the morning at Dun-Sur-Meuse.
At Romagne a battalion of infan
try, a battery of artillery and a reg
mental band will do honor to the
2,500 soldier dead, and similar de
tachments will praticipate in other
The graves registration service
and the Red Cross will assist in dec
orating the graves. .To insure
flowers for the resting places of all
the American heroes a fund for
their purchase is being procured.
Flails for all the graves are to be
provided by the graves registration
service which is co-operating with
American local organizations in all
sections in arranging for the
Complete returns from more than
one half of the state showed that
the voters of Texas in the election
Saturday probably had adopted
amendments to the state constitu
tion to provide prohibition of the
liquor traffic and to extend suffrage
The Tlpmnrrnt JrPS to nresa too
early to get the official vote on $64,
000 Special District road bond issue,
but there seems to be no question
but what proposition will carry by
a large majority.
Mrs J. M. Johnson and daughter.
Miss Judith Ellen, went to St. Louis
yesterday for a several days visit
with their husband and father,
J. M. Johnson.
Fnr ?aloTufn used Overland
cars in good condition and at very
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attractive prices ai iuutu wty
Germany does not appear to con
sider the treaty a treat.
Would you call the airplane voy
age plane sailing?
Democrat and K. C. Star for $1.
WE DO GOOD JOB WORK
100 Pounds Sugar. $10.00
2 Pounds Good Coffee 55c
40c Package Coffee 35c
Crackers in Cartons, lb 20c
3 Small Cans Peas 25c
2 Cans Pork and Beans ..25c
15c Apple Butter, per jar 10c
Country Sorghum, per gal ..$1.25
J no. MEDCALF
Monroe City, Mo.
Advice About Tractors
A tractor may be either a profit
able or as unprofitable investment.
Each farm has its own peculiarities;
and a farmer must weigh the advant
ages and disadvantages carefully be- j
fore buying a tractor. He should
study the experiences of those who
have used tractors in farm work,
paying particular attention to those
farms conform most nearly to his
own in size and system of cropping
This is advice from specialists of the
United States Department of Agri
Oo an average, one farm in 30 in
the United States now uses a tractor
It has been estimated by manufac
tures that over 300,000 tractors will
be made this year. It behooves
every farmer contemplating buying
one to study his farm problem from
The advantage of a tractor lies
not so much in the reduction in the
cost of doing a piece of work as in
being able to do it in less time
Thus the number of acres farmed
can be increased and the work done
quickly. Often the saving of time
is the important factor in making a
profit on the crop grown.
A tractor can be kept on the job
in hot weather when horses are at
a disadvantage. It can do heavy
work and do it rapidly, thus cover
ing the desired acreage in the pro
per season. It saves man labor,
thus enabling the farm to be work
ed with less hired help It some
times decreases the number of horses
needed, thus saving both investment
in horses and the expense of their
The tractor owner can increase
his income somewhat by doing cus
tom work of his neighbors; but this
is often a doubtful practice Oat
side work must be done at a time
when it will not interfere with the
necessary work on his own place or
he will lose more by neglect than
he makes by the custom work.
The packing of damp soil and the
difficulty of efficient operation are
the chief disadvantages mentioned
by tractor, users. Where early
Over the Top
The Centenary Drive of the
Methodist Church was brought to a
close last . Sunday evening which
saw the Monroe City Church far
past its quota.. The quota was $4,-
626 and raised over one thousand
dollars above its quota. The sub
scriptions which includes the sub
scriptions to the teams. Ep worth
League, Sunday School. Womans
Missionary Society. Team No. 6 of
which Dr. C. A. Noland was captain
lead the seven teams which made
the canvass his amount was $84375.
The amount received by. the oth
er teams were: No 1 D. S. Sharp,
captain $574; No. 2 M. A. Horn
back, captain $438; No. 3 E. E.
spring work is necessary, the pack
ing of the soil, especially a heavy
soil, is a ssrious objection.
The fact that a tractor demands
a certain amount of knowledge on
the part of the operator can scarce
ly be considered a disadvantage.
The training can be easily obtained
at small expense. But too many
men attempt to run tractors with
out learning anything about them
except the starting, stopping, and
shifting gears. The important thing
is the ability to delect trouble the
minute it begins to develop, and
know how to remedy it promptly
instead of allowing it to run along
until an expensive delay results.
It pays to spend a few days gain
ing experience under a competent in
structor. It is unwise to attempt
to run a tractor without such pre
paration. With the increasing use
of tractors, as well as automobiles
and stationary engines, farmers are
rapidly becoming familiar with the
care and operation of gas engines.
At the same time, tractors are being
improved and simplified so that
difficulties in operation are growing
less each year.
One of the most important points
to consider when buying a tractor
is the size of the farm. Experienc
ed tractor owners rarely recom
mend the purchase of a tractor for
use on a farm with less than 12(1 or
130 acres under cultivation, and for
such farms the two plow outfit is
usually preferred. However, most
of the farms on which tractors are
being used successfully are some
what larger than this, and a ma
jority of the tractors pull three
plows. Four-plow machines are be
ing used satisfactorily on some
farms where there is a larger
amount of work to be done, and
where the conditions are such that
one man can operate an outfit of
Size, however, is not the only fac
tor to be considered, and the ques
tion whether or not a tractor will
prove profitable is a problem in
farm management which must be
worked out for the individual farm.
DeLashmutt, captain $400; No. 4
W. D Pipkin, captain $315; No. 5
A. G. See, captain $429 and No 7
L. 0. Wilson, captain $604.
The DeMoss Church also went
over io the drive, their quota being
$963 and $1,252 was raised.
Dr. Paul H Linn, President of
Central College, Fayette, delivered
a splendid address at DeMoss Sun
day iu the interest of the drive.
A slight change in time of passen
ger trains oo the M. K & T. takes
place Sunday. Southbound train
will arrive at 925 a. m., and north
bound at 1129 a, m. No change in
time of Wabash trains.
Please bring the little tots in the
MORNING Miss Belle Johnson.