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Many of the most fashionable dress materials for
the season can be found in this store. We have
purchased a stock of the latest and most popular
plain and fancy patterns and colors and are offer
ing them for your approval.
Before planning your new dresses we urge you to
call and see this new showing, as we are certain
we can please you both as to material and price.
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N. Main St.
Interest in road building in Mis
souri is far greater than ever in the
history of the state and every in
diction points to the construction of
several thousand miles of the best
roads in the country during the
coming year. Bond issues have
been voted or plans are being made
to vote them in counties which
bring the total amount to $33,599.
715, to this will be added a like
amount from the state and Federal
government which will make the
improvements during the next year,
from bonds alone, reach a total of
approximately $67,000,000. In ad
dition to this will be added the re
gular road levy and poll tax of the
state and special taxes which are
being levied in the state Money
and work donated during the year
is estimated at $2,000,000 by the
State Highway Commission, which
gave out the figures on which this
article is based. A. W. Graham,
chief engineer of the Commission,
is more than enthused with the in
terest that is being shown by the
people of the state and expresses
the belief that more than double
the amount now proposed by the
people of the state will be provided
by bond issues in addition to the
$60,000,000 issue submitted by the
legislature on recommendation of
Governor Gardner. The following
are the counties which have select
ed dates for bond issues or are cir
culaMog petitions calling for a sub
mission of the question: Green, $2,
000,000; Laclede, $250,000; Texas,
$225,000; Howell, $500,000; Jasper,
$250,000; St. Francois, $1,000,000;
Franklin, $1,000,000; Phelps, $400,
000; Warren $400,000; Dunklin, $230
,000; Butler, $500,000; Oregon,
$300,000; Stoddard, $200,000; Ripley,
$120,000; Scott, $261,465; Gentry,
$100,000; Clay. $100,250; Harrison.
$113,000; Livingston, $1,250,000, At
chison, $1,000,000; Andrew. $1,250.
COO; DeKalb, $1,250,000; Clinton,
$1250.000; Ray, $1,250,000; Noda
way, $2000.000; Davies, $1,000,000;
Carroll, $1,100,000; Macon, $500,000;
Shelby, $1,000,000; Monroe. $1,000.
000; Linn. $1,000,000; Sullivan, $1,-
Store, Monroe City, Missouri
000.000; Putnam. $750,000; Marion,
$1,500,000; Adair, $750,000. Bonds
aggregating several millions have
been voted heretofore in the state.
Some of the counties having done
so are: St. Louis, $3,000,000;
Buchanan, $2,000,000; Scott, $1,000.
000; New Madrid. $500,000; Wayne.
$300,000; Cole. $300,000. Special
road districts all over the state
have voted an amount which it is
thought will aggregate more than
the county issues.
Mayor Kiel, of St. Louis, is having
a lot of trouble these days. The
kiddies of the city are after him be
cause extravangance of his adminis
tration has closed some of the play
grounds and 60,000 negro voters
are claiming he should name a
member of their race as a member
of the School Board. Since the
Republican negroes hold the balance
of power in the city his action is
watched with great interest, in the
event of a vacancy.
Republican candidates for Gover
nor are green with envy of E. E. E.
McJimsey, of Springfield. He seems
to have the drag with the organiza
tion in St. Louis as it was stated
there this week that all members
of that well greased machine tavor
him. ' '
Whether questions other than
suffrage are to be taken up at the
e xtra session is quite doubtful. Suff
rage leaders tell Governor Gardner
no revision of the election laws will
be necessary for them to vote A
question has been raised to the ef
fect that suffrage will increase the
salaries of all prosecuting attorneys,
county and circuit clerks of the
state as their salaries are based on
the vote cast.
The Equal Suffrage League of the
state held an interesting meeting
here Monday. At a banquet given
during the evening a number of ex
cellent talks were made Ben M.
Neale, chairman of the Democratic
State Committee, and other political
leaders, were here for the meeting
The women were strong in their de
sire for a League of Nations and
many were the expressions favor
ing this, method of world peace
They maintain the mother knows
what war means. '
There are a number of perfectly
reputable and high minded people
to whom Sunday baseball is
anathema. But the same reason
does not operate in eachvcase Some
of them proceed from the spirit
that animates the professional
abolitionist They want to abolish
something, and the most prominent
objects on the landscape attract
their attention first. Baseball is
one of them.
Others take, in all sincerity, the
viewpoint of the Sabbatarian. They
hold that the Day of Rest is pro
It is well to avoid a confusion of
definitions. A day of rest is not
necessarily a day of supine inactiv
ity. Nothing is so demoralizing as
inaction of mind and body, and to
make Sunday a day of demoraliza
tion would be worse than profana
tion "Well," say the ultra devout, "why
not spend the entire day in pious
meditation, in prayer, hymn singing
Because and this is said in all
everance interminably protracted
Vltllnl In m.l 1 .
mum la uui uevuuuu; u is savagery
East Indian devotees practice it
Central African aboriginals main
tain it because it is uncomfortable
It is a compliment to their God. If
they exhaust themselves in cere
monies and supplications through a
dreary stretch of hours, their eccen
tric deity will feel flattered. The
priests of Baal had the same motive
when they lanced their flesh with
knives. They suffered in his honor.
But such a horrible conception of
the Almighty is out of date It is
to be classed with witch burning
and Moloch worship.
"But." we may be told, "specta
tors at Sunday baseball games of
ten indulge in blasphemous lan
guage, do they not?"
Frequently, some of them. And
not only on Sunday. And when
they do it on Sunday it isn't only
at the ball park.
No, the deplorable backslidings of
the 8)3e cannot he nttrilvifpd onriro.
ly to Sunday baseball.
Eliminate the Almighty Dollar
and VOU will Jiavp rpmnvorl rh
great obstacle to the worship of the
What America Celebrates.
On July Fourth the American
people do not celebrate merely the
victory they gained over a mother
country which was then in the
power of a court of German ances
try and feeling. Nor do the people
celebrate merely the anniversary of
the time when they attained the
right of self control and individual
They also celebrate the final
triumph of certain distinctively
American ideaB. On July 4. 1776.
the representatives of the American
colonies, then only obsure little set
tlements on the fringe of the untam
ed wilderness, met to discuss cer
tain principles of liberty very dear
to these hardy pioneers. They end
ed by agreeing upon a Declaration
in which they set up certain stan
dards of liberty and democratic
government which sounded very
strange, revolutionary, and visionary
in the then monarchical world.
This declaration could hardly be
said to have fallen like a bombshell.
The sages of the old world laughed
at it, as the outburst of a rustic
people far removed from the centers
of experience and wisdom.
Yet the principles announced by
this obscure band of patriots have
overturned the whole world. The
inspiration of liberty was conveyed
first to the peoples of Western
Europe, several of whom before
many years either threw off the
yoke of kings altogether, or curbed
But the great empires of Central
and Eastern Europe maintained
their scorn of American liberty up
to the recent war. But liberty has
proved too strong for them. It has
put down the mighty from their
seats and exalted them of low de
gree. This principle, which bad to wait
from July 4. 1776, to November 11
1918, for full vindication, is whdt
America really celebrates on its na
To some people an anniversary
like July Fourth means little They
feel that their advanced mentality
has passed on to a higher ideal than
patriotism. They are internation
alists. They owe allegiance merely
to the brotherhood of man, not to
the mere artificial lines that divide
states and countries.
This is a tendency that rarely
produces practical usefulness. The
man who cares nothing for the ad
vancement of his home community,
is rarely one who ever does any
thing for any wider relation. And
the man who works hardest for his
home town, can be best depended
upon for patriotic loyalty. The
man who is disloyal and indifferent
to bis family is rarely loyal to the
interests of humanity in any broad
er sense. And so the man who is
indifferent to the country that has
nutured and protected him and giv
en bim bis chance in life, is rarely
loyal to any other useful ideal.
The man who is too broad to
work for his country, allows bis
sentiment to fade away in a mush
of sentimentalism.' One must con
centrate his attachments and his
efforts and energies to some definite
cause, in order to have it amount to
The man who denies any feeling
of loyalty to his country shows a
yellow ingratitude His country bas
given him the institutions of liberty
the chance to create his career free
from the dictation of autocratic!
power. It has given bim the free
education that in other lands may
be inaccessible. It has offered him
rewards to his ambition if he will
avail himself of opportunities.
Yet the Internationalist recog
nizes that these benefits confer no
reciprocal obligation. He is like the
man who disregards all the loving
devotion of a tender mother, and
wanders away into the wide world
indifferent to her yearning affec
The Peace Terms.
Germany expressly states that,
she signs the peace treaty merely
because compelled to do so by force.
But if it is essentially just, Germany
will find that laments and protesta
tions will be useless.
A certain element of people inv
this couotry, not all of whom have
been regarded in the past as pro
German, are denouncing these peace
terms, as lacking in conciliatory
spirit. They are declared to be
based on the old principles of im
perialism and conquest.
It will be found that the people
who take this attitude, are usually
inclined toward Socialistic ideas.
Germany has now overthrown au
tocracy, nominally at least, and is
apparently committed to socialistic
principles. Hence a certain ele
ment of people of that stripe feel
much more sympathetic to-day with
Germany than they do with England,
France, or Italy, which are merely
According to these near-Socialists,
the evil deeds of Germany were due
to a wicked government. Now that
government has been overthrown,
the people have manifested their
good faith, and should be accepted
as good and sincere friends and
treated with an equality.
The trouble with this point of
view is that it utterly ignores a
mountainous array of facts and
evidence, showing that the German
people thoroughly participated in
the evil deeds of their government.
They applauded to the skies its
barbarous acts and wicked policy
so long as it was successful. Now
that it did not conquer, they at
tempt to make it the goat.
Furthermore, even if the German
people were honest but were de
ceived by their government, a peo
ple that can be so led around by
wicked men would be just as danger
ous as if they were evil themselves.
However they are to be regarded,
they need a very severe lesson. The
peace terms as exacted do not be
gin to atone for the crimes they
Blanket Saves Ice.
The blanketed ice ia a refrigera
tor is a slacker at its post of duty,
and the person who placed the
blanket there is the cause of it,
specialists in the Department of Ag
riculture declare. A refrigerator is
kept cold by the ice melting and
taking up the heat within the insu
lated walls When the ice is kept
from melting, ice is saved but not
At times when it is necessary to
wrap the the ice to make it last un
til the new supply comes, any per
ishable food which is to be used
without cooking should be moved
up as close to the ice as possible.
Ordinarily, however, it is better to
keep food in other compartments in
order that the air may circulate
This is one of the numerous lan
guages of America, but is employ
ed chiefly by lawmakers, courts and
lawyers. By some it is confused
with English, but the following ex
amples will show the fundamental
difference: "All persons are hereby
warned, cautioned, admonished and .
advised not to sit, stand, lie, crouch
or kneel, or to assume another pos
ture or attitude whatever, or to be
or to attempt to appear to sit. stand,
lie, crouch or kneel, or to assume or
adopt any other posture or attitude
whatsoever, or to be on this plat
form while the train is in motion."
The English for it is: Keep off!
Plans are being prepared for the
Scottish Rite Cathedral to be erect
ed on Lindell boulevard, just east of
the St. Louis Club, costing $1,000.
000. The world was not made in a day.
Neither is a fortune by - honest
methods. Keep right on grubbing,