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) &ctt Jfttntlifi Q)tete SPihh to te cteanea tti at anteaut o tiice in cAiding vifaniattan't, tyf'i&on JlBtcA., and ottel good, ietiaSte ntadei. tAbeo is tie time to trig in gout next 6utn niel'b tatttg of? &Wiifo. Svety one Attend tteg ate going to Se ligiel, and ttte yuatetg a net cototA not 4o betiatte. tfh icle't goal oiioltunitg. Si. CO amf $3.50 &PAifo, cAoir $2. ?J $3.00 ffiiitA, youl cAaic - $4-75 $2.00 .TYu'tJi, yoru cAoioe - S.65 $.. S QPAilti, youl cAotce - $J.35 ft. :o TAiii, youl cAotce - gt.co fti Y SfAiili, youl cAcit - &5c 'Mb! """ i a if Styleplus a l'j Clothe $f Boy Scout Department Beginning with the week of Jan uary 20 an lasting the rest of the war, the Boy Scouts of the United States will he busy, as they have been appointed as aides to the Committee on Public Information to serve as dispatch bearers for the United States. Their work will be to make a house-to house can vas (no street convassing will be allowed) and distribute phamplets and government literature to influential and intellectual citi zen? lsu will in turn promise to read tlisse messages and further diss ninate the tidings they bear to tiieir friends and neighbors. In this war we profit by the suc cesses or failures made by other nations. In this instance we are going to benefit our Country by the success of our arch enemy, Ger many It is a well known fact that the present condition of affairs on the Russhn front and the recent reverses on the Italian front were caused by Ge rm in propaganda In order to combat this President Wilson made a Committee on Pub lie Information whose duty it is to try to reach every American Citi zen with all kinds of information relating to our present war. Presi dent Wilson, being aware of the possibilities of the Boy Scouts to serve as a medium for the distribu tion of these messages, has asked the president of the Boy Scouts to co-operate with him. The first of these messages for distribution is a copy of President Wilson's Flag Day Address, given la6t June. This has been pronounc ed one of the most effective publi cations answering natural questions as to why our Nation entered the war. Oiher messages will follow at intervals and I earnestly request that every person to whom one of these publications is handed by a Boy Scout read it and then Talk, Talk, Talk it and pass it on to some one who is without one. Enclosed in these phamplets will be found a franked card which may be used by the recipient to order free, qf charge, other pnblications listed on the back of such card. A plan is also being worked out whereby Boy Scouts can assist in the buying of War Certificates but' I have not yet received the litera ture or instructions pertaining to such work. And now a word to you Boy Scouts. In the winter months when you have your school work, in ad dition to the regular work most of you have, there is little time for play or even regular Scout meet ings, hikes, etc, so what time we can spare from such duties let us put in those hours working for our Country when She needs, so much, every possible effrt that can be done f -.r Her. Do you know that niu greater part or the hundred million people of these Uniteo States are vieying with each other in what they cao do for our Coun try in time of war? Well, do you want to do your bit? Do you recollect the good times we had last summer, camping, hik ing, swimming, the trip to Mark Twains' cave and many other good times You have not forgotten I'm sure, now next summer we are going to have just as much, or maybe more fun and Scout work than we bad last but so you can enjoy tr.ose times that loom up ahead of us, I want you to be an enthusiastic Booster for America from the 20th of January on to the end of the war and after. Robert 0. Cranston, Scout Master. 1 his otnee desires very much to examine, for certain data, a copy of "The Lost Cause." by Pollard. Any one in. this neighborhood knowing where we could see this work, will confer a favor by notifying this office. x A. negro barber of Palmyra, Sam P. Clark, was found frozen in snow drift near the County Infirm ary, of which institution he 1 was a new recruit Sunday He was near ly 70 years old. WAY OF HELPING AND TO DO IT. HOW NEW WAY TO SAVE MONEY Thrift 8tmp and War Certificate Are Taking Place of Child's Savings Bank. Following Simple Direction! Will En able Each Man, Woman and Child to Help In Winning the War. Q. I want to begin to tare on the war savings plan. What Is the first thing to doT A. Take 14.13 to the postoffloe or a bank or any other agent, buy a War Savings Stamp and ask tor a War Say ings Certificate. Q. What la a War Saviors Certifi cate T A. It Is a pocket-steed folder con taining 20 spaeea upon which to affix War Savings Stamps. Q. Is the War Savings Certificate a government obligation? A. It becomes an obligation as soon as onn or more War Savings Stamps are affixed to It Q. Can I get a War Savings Certifi cate without buying a stamp T A. No. Q. Does the War Savings Certifi cate cost anything T A. No. The agent from whom yon purchase the stamps will write your name and address on the certificate and will furnish you an envelope in which to keep it. Q. What do I do after that? A. Affix the War Savings Stamp on your .certificate In space No. 1 and take good care of It. Q. What do I do next? - A. Ton have now become a war caver. Continue to buy war Savings Stamps every week or month and put them on your certificate until you have filled all of the. 20 spaces. When this Is done you can buy another War Savings, Stamp and you will receive free of coat, another certificate, to which you can attach new stamps as you buy them. Q. When I have filled the 20 spaces on my certificate what do I do with It? A. Keep the certificate until Jan. 1, 1923, and the government will pay you 1100 for It Q. How many War Savings Certlfl cates can I fill? A. Ten. The law allows each per son to own $1,000 worth of War Sav ings Certificates. For Quick Sale. One of the best growing business in Monroe City. Must have cash P, O Box 333, Monroe Citv. Mo Frank Kemua, sixteen years- old living near Laddonia, . accident I y shot his brother while rabbit hunt ing Tuesday. The wounded boy was taken to the hospital in Mexico and it is tt ought he will recover. The TEhriCt.jCar'daaeVWar.. Savings Certificates are taking the place of the coin savings bank. From the manufacturers' records, it Is estimated there are 10,000,000 chil dren's coin boxes In American homes. They cost the purchasers from 25 cents to $2 each, an average of $1, or a total 01 siu.uuu.uuu, wnereas me thrift cards may be had for the ask ing, If the cost of these coin boxes f 10,000,000 had been deposited In sav Ings banks to the credit of children, at the rate of 3 per cent, it would be earn Ing $300,000 per annum. It Is estimated that on an average there Is $3 in each of the 10,000,000 coin boxes, totaling $30,000,000. This $30,000,000, -on a basis of the regular discount, would purchase over $36,700,000 worth of War Savings Stamps, which will be worth their face value in aold five years hence. In oth er words, every $4.12 Invested In War Savings Stamp Is working at the rate of 4 per cent interest, compound ed quarterly. One of the salient features of the thrift propaganda is to get the people to realize the importance of putting savings and hoardings into circulation through the medium of War Savings Stamps and Liberty bonds. The war savings plan enables the earner of email wages and limited means save a part of his earnings and thus aid his country, he himself becoming the beneficiary two-fold first, by aid Ing in the fight for demooraoy, and, second, by cultivating the habit thrift and establishing a savings ac count, with Interest at 4 per cent Woodmen Installation. Monroe - City Camp No. 2236, Modern Woodmen of America, wi install the following officers at their regular meeting tonight Friday L A Tuley, Consul. D E. Yowell, Adviser. J J. Brown, Clerk. O. W Wilson, Banker J N Southern, C. Physician. C W Fogelson, Escort. 0 is Webb. Watchman. F. M. Rohr. Sentry. A. Giimm, Trustee, 3 years. D J Rvan, Trustee, 1 year. New Draft Rule. At the request of the war depart ment Tuesday Chairman Chamber lain of the senate military committee introduced a bill for the registration for militnry duty of all men who have become 21 years old since June 5, 1916, when the draft law went into fffrct. ' Another bill which Senator Cham berlain iutioduced at the request of he administration provides for fur- loughing national army men for harvesting crops and other agricul tural duty Another bill would put the quota of the Btates on the basis of avail able men in the first class, instead) of on population. " In determining upon the registra tion of men who have become, 21 since the draft law was enact ed. the war department has rejected an: plans to raise the age limit of the draft to take in men more than 31. Registration of men who have become of age since the draft law was enacted was referred in the recent report of Provost Marshal General Crowder as one of the means by which a suppyly of men for the national army might be as sured, without taking those who might have others dependent on them. It could be done also, the provost marshal general pointed out, by extending the age limit above the present line of 31. The war department has adopted the first suggestion. It is estimated it will . add about 700.000 men to the draft available each year. Congrssmen have been advised that further legislation would be necessary to perfect and - carry on the draft and the passage of Senator Chamberlain's bill, with administration support, is expected . promptly in both houses. Another bill introduced by Sena tor Chamberlain would provide a distinctive badge or button for ex empted men. The bill to permit troops to go to agricultural work would merely au thorize the secretary of war to fur lough men for civilian duty, It is known, however, that the war de partment intends to use the author ity principally to provide men . for harvest time and other agricultural work, vital to the food supply. A Good Woman Gone. Died, Saturday, January 12, 1918 at 8:30 p. m., at her residence, 307 Catherine Street, Monroe City. Mo, Mrs. J. W. Strean, wife of John W. Strean. Deceased was formerly Miss Vir ginia Catherine Strean, of Moberly, daughter of Mr. and Mm. John R. Strean of that city. She was born iu Madison, Mo., February 27, 1855. May 11, 1876, she was married to Jno. W. Strean and a few months later they moved to Monroe City where they have resided ever- since. Ihree children were born to them Miss Daisy Strean, Harry ; E. Strean and Mrs. W. I. Long mire all living and residents of Monroe City. . Besides these children she ledves to mourn her departure a husbmd. two brothers. S. D Strean, of Kan sas City and John W. Strean, of St. Louis, and one sister Mrs. Liura Guiney, of Denver, Colorado. She united with the Episcopal church early in life and always liv ed up to her religion. Funeral ' j services were conducted from the y Episcopal church at 2:30 Monday j afternoon. Jana'ary 14. 1918, Rev. r Edwards, of Macon City, officiating. Her influence was always for good, ever lending a helping hand and cheering word in time of need and distress, always quiet aad1 un- All officers and members who ostentatious, ever effacing self-Jo have not paid their assessments bep other8f a i0ViDg wife and to-" will be expelled. Mrs Lucille Nickleson, left Moq day for Kunsas City, for a weeks, visit with relatives. dulgent mother, we would do"" well to emulate such a life, thereby fit ting ourselves to meet her on the other shore. 1 If M I.