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Basket Hall! Monroe City High School mYSm a Paris High School Friday, Oct 12 A DOUBLE HEADER DOTH BOYS' AND GIRLS' GAMES YOU will be well en tertained. Come and bring your friends with you. Game Called at 2:45 P. M. Admission to Both Games 25c and 15c High School Ground 1 Convict Labor. Folluwinit the success of the prison road camp in Montgomery -county, a number of other counties in this state are making inquiry as to the terms and conditions under which prison labor may be obtained "The new prison law provides that state prisoners cannot be employed on contract work, but they can be furnished to co'unlies doing work by force account at a price agreed up on by the State Prison Board and the State Hichway Department. The price of this labor for the present iins been fixed ar $1 25 per day. the ost of transporting, boarding and housing the prisoners being borne by the State Prison Board. Counties -and road districts are required to provide machinery and arrange for mecessary teams, etc Tbis form of labor is very attrac tive to counties, since the prisoners -are faithful and efficient workers, and because there is a general . scarcity of local labor for road build-, ing at tbis time. A well organized prison road camp provides a force that soon becomes skilled in the operating of machinery ' and can (hereafter be depended upon. This enables the county or road disttict to proceed with plans for construe tion with the assurance that labor at a fixed price will be available to execute the work satisfactorily. Application for ptison labor should be made through county courts to the State Highway Department and the Prison Board. , " Pie Supper. there will be a pie supper at Tewell reboot house Saturday even ing October 13. Everybody invited to attend. Mary Tillis, Teacher. Mrs. C. F. Dierks returned to her home in this city Sunday after a two weeks visit witb relatives in Indiana Read the advertisements. Solan Moved. On last Saturday night Shelby county officials in the quiet arrang ed for the preliminary hearing of George Solan, charged with the murder of James Threlkeld. before Justice J. M. Moore at Shelbina. The officers and attorneys met at Shelbina and the prisoner, who had been beldaat some oul-of-the-couu-ty jail, was taken before Justice Moore, where Solan waive 1 bis bearing and in a few minutes was on his way to toe Shelby ville jail . The precaution was taken to avoid the large crowd that would have been present had the places been made public. The prisoner was held heie until about 10 o'clock Monday night when Sheriff Neff was notified that a mub was being organized at Shel bina to come after Solan, causing a quick departure witb the- prisoner for another jail somewhere in the state Frank Leitz, who is held here in connection with the crime. was removed from the jail for the night. Every precaution was made to avoid any violence and a number sat up until a late hour to receive the expected crowd which for some reason disbanded and failed to' show up. It was the intention of the court to arraign Solan yesterday but he bat again been removed Jrom the county. It is not known when he will be brought into court Shel byville Herald. The was has already indicated many lines along which it will In fluence peaceful commerce and the comfort of the human race, includ ing the development of the airplane and the dirigible, the extension of the steel Industry, the stimulation of American shipbuilding, the dis covery of new and valuable anti septics, the advance of surgery and the growth of democratic sentiment. Food Control Necessary. Any attempt at Food Control la this great prosperous land of plenty is an innovation. Nationally we. have never experienced a crisis in our food supply. Because it bas not been given any thought sinoe the early colonial days more than two centuries ago, the necessity for food control is not now appreciat ed by our people It is so difficult for us to realize that a national scarcity of food might possibly ex- j Bi rur turn (Gttsou u w proper ui consider the causes that bave made it necessary for our nation to take control of our wbeat supply. . N, The world is at war. It is the greatest war of all time. The task of feeding the armies is Herculean . It is a big Problem not only because' of tbe monstrous armies to be fed but also because of tbe great dis tances the food must be transported and 1 tbe difficulties that surround its transportation. Although this would be a big one for the entire world, conditions are such just now that almost tbe entire burden is placed on America, on Canada and the United Srates. ' We acquire a personal interest in feeding these armies wben we place our own soldiers at the side of those already on tbe battle front Nearly one-third of tbe food necessary for the armies consists o f wheat Our exports of wbeat dur ing the past three years have been the heaviest in our history and our supply is now the lowest in ten years, so our government can not afford to take a chance on tbe sup ply of wheat for our army. The supply dare not be left in private control where it can' be hoarded in great elevators, nor In the control of speculators who can, if they so desire, demoralized cur army more effectively by withholding wheat supplies than in other way. Our domestic demand for wheal will of necessity be acute Were speculators permitted to manip ulate our supply in sucb a way that they could extort from our public unnecessary and unconscionable margins, such serious uprisings would result in our large consuming centors as would materially interfere with our peace at borne and our successful conduct of the war. These upris ngs would be serious because they would result not alone from the high prices but from the unjust ex tortion connected with those high prices. As a war measure, as a war necessity, our government - uiust control the distribution and .the price of our wheat in order that our country may be sure of its supply for the army at the front at all times, and in order that disaster may be prevented at borne which would surely result from ruinous speculation and harmless extor tion. w w From investigation now being made it is estimated that Germany spent twenty-five - million dollars in the effort to prevent the United States from entering the war. Fift y thousand dollars of this is alleged to bave been used by Count Von Bernstorff with certain members of dongress to advocate and vote against the declaration of war. Members of congress who can be shown to have received any of this money should be exposed and then impeached. This is not the time for whitewashing sucb acts. ANTE HORSES, MARES & MULES We want all the English horses we can buy from S to 10 years old and weigh from '1050 to 1700 pounds. We also want some horses for the United States weighing from 1100 to 1400, from 6 to 10 years old. We will buy some nice horses weighing from 950 to 1100 from 4 to 7 years old. We want 100 Southern mares from 4 to 10 years old from 14 hands high to 15.2. Will buy mules from 14 to 16 hands high. - Also want all tbe good war mules, cotton and heavy mule) we can buy from 12 to 6 hands high. '.."' Monroe City, Thurs. Oct. 18 At Yates & Yates Livery Barn DON'T FORGET THE DATE FOR WE COME TO BUY LEE BROTHERS MEXICO, MISSOURI Hurricane Fire. The discharge of cannon on tbe western frot't has progressed, since the beginning of the war from artil lery activity, through intense ac- tivity, very intense activity, barrage fire, and drum fire and now the Germans, in reporting what the British cannon do, refer to "hurri cane fire." Tbe drum fire was presumed to be the height of artillery activity, with the exception of the barrage fire, which was a curtain of .shells dropped either to protect advancing troops or to impede those making an attack The hurricane fire ex ceeds anything heretofore known in warfare. There must be a wealth of can non and of sheils available that staggers the imagination in order to maintain for hours at a time a fire of such great intensity as to war rant the name hurricane. And General Haig. it is reported, is pre paring to maintain (tie hurricane fire indefinitely whenever there is need of it. There is hardly any chance at all for a man 10 move througri n terri tory swept by the' hurricane fire. The superiority of cannon now hel I by the British on the wes'ern front means that it is only a question of a short while when the Germans will have to give up the line in Flanders. New Officers. Last Saturday was tbe annual meeting of the stock holders of the Farmers &. Merchants Telephone Co Directors for the ensuing year were elected un mimiidy as fol lows: Wm Hamilton, W. H. Elliott L O Wilson, T. A. Wilson, Jackson W Rouse, Dr. J. H Bell. J. A Yates W. A Shuck. John Cleary. W. M. Patterson and If J Riley. Tbe Board elected officers as foltows: L 0. Wilson. Prea. Dr. J. H. Bell. Vice Pres. W. M. Patterson, Set H. J. Riley, Manager. These are all splendid gentlemen of good b siness qualifications and they will conduct the F. & M. Tele phone Co., in an abie manner. ' For the past five years the busi ness bas been under the manage ment of I. L. 0en and lie did good faithful work. He is a splendid business man, but has had other opportunities. The Democrat hopes he will continue to make Monroe City his home Mrs. Richard Asbtiry and Utile son, left Friday for their home in Memphis Tenn. Mis9 Bertha Yisiersoent che week end at the home of Mis Amy Priest of Puns. Mrs. Margaret Watson of New London came Monday for a visit with ber daughter. Mrs. Julia Fuqu a of tbis city. Mrs. G. H. Shaw left Saturday for her home in Hannibal after a visit at the home of L. A. Kelley and family. Mrs. Gilbert Hagan and little daughter, Dorothy Ann are visiting relatives at Vandalia. Special Prices! 5 Pounds Peaberry Coffee $1.00 3 Packages Cornflakes . -25c , 2 cans Pet Cream.. ..... 25c 3 cans Lewis Lye ...25c i Pound Can Crisco 40c 4 pounds Jewell Shortening 95c N 3 pounds Lard . ...... 87c 6 boxes Matches -25c 20 bars Bob White Soap 95c 20 bars Ben Hur Soap $100 1 gallon Sliced Pineapple . 80c Potatoes, per peck 40c 6 pounds Sweet Potatoes ... 25c 10 pounds Cabbage ...25c Barr's Cash Store MONROE CITY, MISSOURI.