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MONROE TV DEMOCRAT Volume XXX Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, October 12, 1917 Number 28 Wabash Sued. Five suits have been filed against Ibe Wabash R. R. company at' Macon, Mo, aggregating claims for . damage amounting to $363.46032 These suits were originally brought In the circuit court of Maeon.cotmty, but, by the Judge of that courrf were ordered removed to the United States district court. These suits re claimed for damages as the re suit of a fire on May 16, 1917. ft is claimed that Are was discharged from the engine pulling passenger train No 2. passing through Macon City at 12-20 and set fire to the - platform at and around the Wabash depot, which spread to the depot building and while that building was burning, it is claimed, the fire was communicated to the Macon Motor Car company's building and destroyed property therein belong ing to the A O. Smith, corporation. Ives B. Jones, receiver of the Macon Motor Car company, sues for $235,- 763.89 to cover loss to property said . to have been destroyed by the fire John C Etz bring suits for $10,000 for dwelling house and contents. James M Andersno asks $343350, claiming the building in which he was doing business caught fire from that originating in the depot build ing. R. M. Collins, vehicle and wot d work company, asks for $4,070 damages, claiming 74 auiomobile bodies stored in the building of the Macon Mot oi Car company and be longing to them, were destroyed by the fire. . The A O. Smith corpor tion asks for $10,200, claiming property to that amount was stored by them in the Macon Motor Car company building. Courier-Post Sued. A suit was filed with Circuit Clerk H. P. Gaines last Monday sty led Al bin M. Eberbard,. plaintiff, vs. Courier-Post Publishing Company. corporation, defendant The petition states that plaintiff ia a resident of Clarence. Mo., wbre be is engaged in the mercan ile business and that defendant 'is a corporation located at Hannibal. Ma, and is engaged in Duhlisbinfl certain daily newspaper known as The Hannibal Courier-Post." The plaintiff, for his cause of action, states that on the 5th day of September. 1917, the defendant published in said daily newsDaoer certain false,defamatory, malicious and libelous language of and con cerning the plaintiff, as follows, lo wit: "Sbelbyviile, Mo, Sept. 5. Albin Eberhard of Clarence, who was re jected in the first draft call, was re called by the exemption board last week, after bearing representations by Clarence citizens, who stated that Eberhard used an acid on a sore on his leg to make it look like a malignant ulcer, on account of which he was rejected. The board accepted him last week and certifi ed him to the district board. "It is said be bad the assistance ' of a man with a medical education in his attempt to escape the draft.'' Plaintiff states that bv reason R said false defamatory and libelous publication against him be has beer J actually damaged in the sum ol $25,000 end that because of the . willfulness, wantonness and malice of said publication be has been damaged iu the further sum of $25, 000 as punitive damages. " The suit was filed too late to be docketed for the October term of court and the process was issued for the coming February terra. Miss Mamie Saunders returned Friday to her home in Lakenao. Within six weeks from the first call of , France for men to help build, rebuild and operate her mili tary railways, nine regiments of 1,080 men were enlisted here, and all the necessary equipment col lected. J"ach regiment., included men in every branch of tailroad service ana comDinea they were capable of building a railroad from the first to the last stage, and operating it. These nine regiments now in active service in Europe, were recruited from volunteers in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh. Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis, Bos ton, Atlanta and San Francisco, one regimentln each city. Bernstorff was in the habit of us ing money lo influence congress to do the bidding of the Kaiser He even asked the Kaiser for fifty thousand dollars io influence con gress to oppose entering the war. Two startling facts stand out by this revelatioo. One is that the Kaiser held Congress cheap as dirt, and the other may be an explanation why certain members of congress op posed the war so vigorously. Missouri. Family Serves. The family of G M Kersey of Kennettt Mo., is doing its "bit fur the nation. Kersey has three sons, an adopted son and a daughter. All the sons are members of company I of the sjx'b regiment. The daugh ter Is in training school for Red Cross nurse in Norfolk, Virginia and soon will go to France. Kersey himself will be with the Missouri troops, having accepted a position on the Missouri Guardsman a news paper published io the Nevada ramp Missouri, you mijthi any, now owns her m.igoificeot new c pitnl building since the final payment of $27,000 win made to the contract ors last Friday. This is full pay mem, excepting i h $40,000 held back by the Corotnissinu on ac count of I he bronze frontdoor not yet received, and a few other small irregularities which they hope to adjust soon Chairman E. W Srepiiens was presented with a fountain jien by the r prentatives oi. ine contractors, which he used II .'ul,.. C...I ..I L. 1 in Owrliing the final check sigping the necessary papers. and N. Nelson Leonard' of Cooper, Mo Is confronted by a problem, tie is the owner of a grove of walnut trees of marketable size that was plaoted by his grandfather, Nathaniel Leon ard. For many years the trees have been rated the finest in tht central part of Missouri and all of fers to buy them have been refus ed, aside fro no other reasons, it bav ing been stipulated in the will of Nathaniel Leonard that the trees never be cut down. Now with the demand for walnut for gun stocks buyers are more insistent than ever and some of them even threaten to get an order from the war de partment compelling Mr. Leonard to cut the trees. . Eight thousand men are now at work on the cantonment at Camp Funston. which it is hoped to have completed this week It is said the he ting plant will be the biggest thine of the kind in the country and will cost $1,000,000. A laundry which ill wash the clothes of 500,- 000 men is aho under construction. It is a very busy place along with the 40.000 soldier of the naiiooal army mobilized there two weeks Bra i Anacnt itoij Error-proof bookkeeping is just as necessary for the protec tion of your money on deposit with us as is a modern, burglar proof safeT The Burroughs Bookkeeping Machine which we have recently installed, handles our figure work with absolute accuracy: Its calculations are done by-parts of hardened steel it can't make a mistake. The operator feeds the figures into the machine, which makes all additions and subtractions automatically. A completely posted ledger sheet or depositor's statement, with every item printed in the proper column, comes out. An absolute and automatic proof of every entry is given by the machine method. There is no danger of a mistake being made in your account, or in the account of any other of our depos itors. Besides affording this accuracy insurance to you and to us, the Burroughs handles our figure work in about half the time formerly needed. This gives us time to do other things to improve our service to customers in every department of the bank. Come work. in, at any time, and see the Bookkeeping Machine at Monroe City Bank Monroe City, Missouri. Automobile Race. The Keokuk Racing Association, an organization consist ing of auto-' mtibile : rociig embuiaxts Of Keokuk, Iowa have leased the track ' and fair grounds at Baldwin Park. Quiocy, Illinois and will stage a 100 mile automobile race at that place on Sunday, October 14. 1917. Roy M. Martin, Secretary end General Manager of this association advises that entries have been re ceived from some of the fastest half-mile dirt track drivers in the Middle West, among tbem being Otto C Smith of Peoria, Illinois with bis Baby Grn i'l no 2 Mr Smith holds " the 100-mile din track cbampioti8hi;i for Southern Illinois and Indiana N. C Radcliffe of Galesburg, Illinois will be ut the starting line with his Studebaker Special that woo the big 100 mile event at Mai: 'mb. Illinois, July 4th last year. Tne fan rictug Duuge that cleaned up everything at Mt- comb, Illinois this ve.ir on July 4th has been enrH nmi will be on the job Alva l'-'l of Good Hope, Ill.t has entered his .-necitilly built rac ing Ford I his is the car that thrilled a!l who witnessed its tremendous spud at Macomb, III., on July 4.h nnn; it whs eliminated by accident A M. G.iKiiihii of Des Moines, Iow-i h is tnti-ied bis Buick no. 6. speci I hich has lost but one race so far tii year and tli.it by turning ov, t A surprise from Kokuk is also being constructed by the Ford Agency and while not much Is beinii said by them, eoougli has leaked out to state that it will be a sixt en-valve Puegot-Ford capable of -eventy miles per hour. Roy Humphries of Keokuk has entered hh Chalmers speedster in this event. A Saxon special from Rock Islun l, Illinois that cost $1500, to build htm nlso entered This car has a cle.iti slr.te of wins so far this season. C. M. Brown of Keokuk has entered his famous "Yellow Near cat Buick" and promises to show them all some "stuff" A. Frazier of Quiocy has entered bis "lightning bug" and will show the "home folks" a taste of real speed. A specially built 60 H. P. racing Buick has beeu entered and will be driven by Fred Williams of Keokuk, Iowa. Twelve of the fastest cars and drivers in the Middle West will start iq this event for a $1000. purse and looking ahead it promises to be the biggest card in the racing line Quincy has bad for years and a record-breaking crowd should be present. In the cities the bakers are telling customers that the baker can't take less than 15 cents for a big loaf, which gives the most bread for the money. The bakers also say the public can't expect a 16-ounce loaf for less than ten cents. Are the bakers like the other war profiteers? This is the way it figures out: A barrel of flour is approximately four bushels.of wheat. At the farmers fixed price of $2.20 a bushel this would amount to $8.80. The by products are said to pay the ex pense of milling, but grant the mil ler $1 profit a barrel for grinding the wheat and allow 25c a barrel for cost of freight and brokerage on the flour. That makes the barrel of flour cost the baker $1005. A barrel of flour contains approximately 280 16-ounce loaves now retailing to the consumer a 15c a loaf. That mokes the barrel of flour cost the consum er $42. Wbo gets the $31 95 pro fit on that barrel of flour and why? Miss Maude Evans was a Quitfcy visitor Friday.