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OE CITY DEMOCRAT Volume XXX Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, January 17, 1918 Number 42 ,. I J : u . X FX T H T ma n iti The Devil Has Resigned BY LOUIS The Infernal Region, January 10. 1918-To Wilbelm Von Hohenzol lern, King of Prussia, Emperor of all Germany and Envoy Extraordin ary of Almighty God. My Dear Wil helm I can call you by that familiar name, for I have always been very close to you, much closer tlan you could ever know. From the hour of your birth 1 have shaped your destiny for my own purpose In the days of Rome I created a roughneck known in history as Nero; he was a vulgar character and suited my purpose at that par ticular time. Io these modern days a classic demon and efficient super criminal was needed, and, as I know the Hobenzollern blood, I picked you, as my special instrument to place on earth an annex of hell I gave you abnormal ambition, likewise an oversupply of egotism, that you might not discover your own failings; I twisted your mind to that of a mad man with certain normal tendencies to carry you by a most dangerous character placed in power; I gave you the power of a hypnotist and a certain magnetic force that you might sway your people. I am responsible for the deformed arm that hangs helpless on your left, for your crippled condition em bitters your life and destroys all nooie impulses tnat migbt other wise cause ais aoirctyv but lyssr strong sword arm is driven by your ambition that squelches all senti ment and pity; I placed in your soul a deep hatred for all things English, for of nil nations on earth I hate England most; wherever England plants her Aug she brings order out of chaos and the bated Cross fellows the Union Jack; under her rule wild tribes become tillers of the (toil and in due time practical citizens; she is the great civilizerof the globe and I Hate Her. I planted in your soul a cruel hatred for your mother because she was English and left my good friend Bismarck to fan the flame I bad kindled. Recent history proves bow well our work was done. It broke your royal mother's heart, but I gained my purpose. The inherited disease of the Ho heDZollerns killed your father, just as it will kill you, and you became .. the ruler of Germany and a tool of 1 mins aivtnpr than I ptnocivl -.To assist you and farther hasten tnv work. I sent von threa evil spirits, Nietzche, Treitscke and later Berubardi, whose teachings inflam ed the youths of Germany, who in good time- would be willing and loyal subjects and eager to spill their blood and pull your chestnuts, your and mine; the spell has been perfect you cast your ambitious eyes toward the Mediterranean, Egypt, India and the Dardanelles . and you began your great railway in Bagdad, but the ambitious arch duke and his more ambitious wife stood io your way. It was then that I sowed the seed In vnnr hpnrt that ' hlnannmpH Intn the assassination of the duke and bis wife, and all hell smiled when it saw how deverly you saddled the crime on Serbia; I saw you set sails Jtor the fjords of Norway and I knew you would prove an alibi - How cleverly done, so much like your noble grandfather, who also - secured an assassin to remove old King Frederic of Denmark; and later SYBERKOP robbed that country of two pro vinces that gave Germany an op portunityjto become a naval power Murder is dirty work, but it takes a Hobenzollern to make a way and get by. Your . opportunity was at band; you set the world on fire and bells of bell were ringing; your rape of Belgium caused much joy; it was the beginning, the foundation of a perfect bell on earth; the destruction of noble cathedrals and other infi nite works of art was bailed with joy in the infernal regions You made war on friends and foe alike, and the murder of civil ans showed my teachings had borne fruit. Your treachery toward neutral nations hastened a universal up heaval, the thing I most desired. Your under-sea warfare is a mas ter stroke, from the smallest mack erel pot to the great Lusitania you show uo favorites; as a war lord you stand supreme, for you have no mercy; you have no consideration for the baby clinging to its mother's breasts as tbey go down into the deep together, only to be torn apart and leisurely devoured by sharks down among the corals. I have strolled over the battle fields of Belgium and France. I have seen your hand of destruction everywhere; it's all your work, super fiend that I made you. ILdve ksf ChVCefdrOY Poland; now a wilderness fit - for prowling beasts only; no merry children in Poland now; they all succumbed to frost and starvation. I drifted down into Galicia, where formerly Jews and Gentiles lived happily together; I found but ruins and ashes; I felt a curious pride in my pupil, for it was above my expectation. I was in Belgium when you drove the peaceful population be fore you like cattle into slavery; you separated man and wife and forced them to hard labor in the trenches. I have seen the most fiendish rape committed on young women and those who were forced into maternity were cursing the father of their offspring, and I be gan to doubt if aoy inferno was really up to data You have taken millions of dol lars from innocent victims and call ed it indemnity; you have lived fat on the and you usurped and sent the real owners away to starvation You have strayed away from all legalized war methods and intro daced a code of your own. You have killed and robbed the people of friendly nations and destroyed their property. You are a liar, a hypocrite and a bluffer of the high est magnitude. You are a pal of mine and yet you pose as a person al friend of God. Ah, William, you are a wonder. You wantonly de stroy all things in your path and leave nothing for coming genera tions. I was amazed when I saw you form a partnership with the impos sible Turk, the chronic killer of Christians, and you a devout wor shiper in the Lutbtran church. I confess, William, you are a puzzle at times. A Mohammedan army, commanded by German officers, as sisting one another io massacreing Christians is a new line of warfare. When a Prussian officer can wit ness a nude woman being disem boweled by a swarthy Turk, com mitting a double murder with one cut of his saber, and calmly stand by and see a house full of innoc tit Armenians locked np. the house saturated with oil and fired, then my teachings did not stop with you but have been extended to the whole German nation. I confess my Satanic soul grew sick and there aod then I knew the pupil had become the mas ter I am a back number, and my dear William. I abdicate in your favor. The great key of hell will be turned over to you. The gavel tbat has struck the doom of damned souls since , time began is ours. I am satisfied with what I have done; that my abdication in your favor is for the very best interests of hell in the future I am at your majesty's service. Affectionately and sincerely, Luciier H. Satan.- Importunity of tb Exigent. In the lives of men and nations there come exigencies in which evils need to be instantly corrected, or defensive action to be taken on the spot, no matter what the risk. Time will not linger for experiment or reflection. A dread alternative threatens. It is necessary to act now, or the operation of irresistible forces will take the matter once and for all out of our hands. We Americans are in a frotby sea of such exigencies today. The ship of state is not running thru a squall, but driving into a tempest The question of porting our helm or reefing our sails is not an academ ic one at all, it beio&jDecessary to do something different or go upon the rocks. It is wonderful to ooserve the equanimity with which our nation is submitting to the necessities of this stormy hour. Things of the greatest possible import, and which are utterly repugnant to our repub lican institutions and ideas, are be ing done without evoking even whispered protests. Had any one proposed before this war, the con scription of our young men for mil itary purposes we should have burst his ear drums with our howls but the exigency was importunate It would have required a few short months ago the temerity of a mad man to have proposed maximum and minimum prices for the staple articles of daily life, of the control of the coal industry, or the impossi lion of such taxes as we are having to pay. But now the men who sug gest and carry out this program are in the public estimation, saints or sages. This quiet yielding to the neces sary is the finest exhibition we have ever had of the flexibility of our democratic institutions, the liberal ism of our democratic tempera ment and the reasonableness of our democratic mind. A conservatism that opposes all change and will not bend before the exigent would be fatal to us in this dark and trying hour. We shall bow to the inevit able aod console ourselves and one another with the reflection tbat the Government is ourselves' It is we as a self-governing people, and not a Kaiser or a Potsdam gang, which is performing this apparently high banded act. Patience eventually earns its re ward. The poor, misunderstood, despised snake, regarded and treat ed as an enemy of mankind for six ty centuries, is now to be welcomed as the farmer's friend. Somebody, perhaps, the cheap demagogue may appear even io a uobler than we behold him now. "The Seven Pearls" PA : HE Pathe's receipe for a successful serial and all Pathe serials are sue cessful is as follows: A story of sustained interest that will bring audiences back for episode after episode; actors who not only screen well but have a following and can really act; a production that re produces on the screen the atmos phere of the walk of life in which the players are supposed to be and an advertising campaign that brings the serial to the attention of motion picture fans In "The Seven Pearls." the Pathe serai, the 1st episode of which will open at the Gem Theatre January 28, all these details for success have been carried out. The story written by Cbas, W. Goddard. who wrote rhe Perils of Pauline" and col laborated with Arthur B. Reeve on rhe Exploits of Elaine," is a thrill ing one. It gives every opportunity for logical thrills, interesting situations, and sustained interest. The actors featured in the cast are Mollie King, who made such a hit in "Mystery of the Double Cros?" and in the two Pathe features. "The On-The-Square Girl" and 'Blind Man's Luck." is the dainty leading ladv; Creighton Hale, well known to serial fans in America and abroad as the Laughing Mask in "The Iron Claw," is the hero in the serial; Leon Bary, who was first brought to the attention of the American public when he toured wftb- Sarah Bernhardt as her leading uian and later played the "heavy" in "The Shielding Shadow," a Pathe serial, Need of Doctors. The demand for doctors has been without precedent, both for military and civilian purposes. It will at once be seen that the demand must be filled unless the public health is to suffer. This would be regrettable at all times. It is impossible in time of war. There can be no de pleted ranks in a population men aced numerically by deaths at the front. The vast amount of research work to be undertaken to combat unknown conditions dependent on lack of nourishment and war con ditions at the front demand spec ialists to devote all their time to such work, says Milwaukee News The field ot the general practitioner will be open to candidates as it has not . been for many years. It is hoped that entrance to the medical school will be regarded as a way of doing bis bit by the young man who has not determined on line of study for a future profession. Disease and casualty are responsible for a serious deficit in the ranks of the trained man at present. His place must be filled. And the European need of surgeons will offer work for many years to come You may not be able to influence the soaring prices, but you can re frain from boosting' tbem. Each little advance demands another. You will have to be careful if the increase in pay is not more than eaten up in paying for the increas ed desires that are sure to assert themselves It's easier to get ahead by saving from the income than it is to increase the income. Its no easy task to add your pro duction when all along you have been doing your best. So do what you e can Watch the outgo, cut down the general expense and lay bv a little from the incoma. It ' will be handy when you get old. SERVICE aod the part of the hero in "The Mystery of the Double Cross," has again reverted to the character of villain in "The Seven Pearls." The production is by the Astra Film Corporation and the sets and direction are all that could be ask ed for in a high-priced feature. Aa one exhibitor remarked, 'Pathe's serials, nowadays, have all the atmosphere and sets of the best five reel features." The advertising campaign plann ed for "The Seven Pearls," is a country-wide newspaper and pub licity campaign that will make the stars in this serial and the serial it self known to all motion picture fan of the United States. The story of this serial is an in teresting one lima, the character portrayed by Mollie King, is an American girl, the foster daughter of Mustapha-Bey, a Turkish official in Constantinople. She jeopardizes her foster-father's life when, through her fault, a valuable necklace be longing to the Sultan is stolen by Harry Grant, a young American. The Sultan gives her six months to recover the necklace. She is allow ed to go to America but her foster father is held as hostage for her re turn. If she does not recover the necklace within six months she must become a member of the Sul tan's harem ' She enfists the aid of the hero, who was the innocent ac-complice-of a band of crooks, to re cover the pearls. The adventures of the two battling with the crooks are interesting and entertaining. Save the Sows. Missouri farmers were asked last fall to increase their pork output in 1918 by 50 per cent This request was made by the United States De partment of Agriculture and the Food Administration. Following a meeting of the livestock producers of Missouri at Columbia early in November, the University of Mis souri College of Agriculture put twenty hog producers in the field to urge the required increase Reports from these farmers indicate tbat Missouri will meet the required quota if breeding stock can be bad. The one limiting factor will be brood sows and gilts Following the increase in prices a large number of unfinished hogs were thrown upon the market. These included brood sows and gilts which farmers were afraid to hold because of the possibility of a drop in the market Such sales have reduced the possibility of nec essary increase Since the cam paign started, the number of brood sows and gilts which have been marketed has decreased, but indica tions are that some are still being sold. Farmers who have breeding stock should make every effort to breed aod hold the animals. Those who have not the feed or do not care to breed the animals should by all means sell them to a farmer who has the feed. Ample market for all available animals exists in practically every community. Pork, producers will undoubtedly pay as much for sows and gilts as the own er could obtain on the market. The country needs these animals and every one must be saved. In case a market can not be found in the neighborhood, an advertisement in the local newspapers will readily bring a buyer.