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CITY DEMOCRAT Volume XXX Monroe City, Missouri, Friday: January 25, 1918 Number 43 i I a Hi 4 1 Registration of Alien Enemies. Ia accordance with the proclama tion of the President of the United States, issued November 16. 1917, requiring all alien enemies to regis ter at such time and place as might be fixed by the Attorney General of the United States and pursuant to instructions received from Postmaa. ter General Albert 3. Burleson dies ignating me as Chief Registrar for the Eastern Judicial District of Missouri, I have, in accordance with instructions received from the At- rney General of the United States arranged for the registration of. all German alien enemies at the office f every Postmaster in the Eastern Judicial District,' which includes Monroe City. The time fixed' for the registration is the 4th, 5th, 6tb, 7th, 8th and 9th days of February, 1918, from 6:00 a. m. to 8.00 p. in. en each of said days. By all German aliens is meant: All natives, citizens, denizens, or aubjects of the German Empire or of the imperial German Govern- aunt, being males of the age of 14 years and upward, who are within the United States and not actually naturalized as American citizens. An alien enemy required to reg ister who fails to complete his regis' tration within the time fixed there for or who violates or attempts to violate or of whom there is reason able ground to believe that be is about to violate any regulation duly promulgated by the President fet -the U. S. or these Regulations, in addition to all other penalties prescribed by law, is liable to a re- , ttrmnt imprfocinejnivor- tion for the duration of the war, or to give security, or to remove and oepart irom tne united states in the manner prescribed by sections 4067, 4069, and 4070 of the United States Revised Statutes, and to all ther penalties prescribed in the several proclamations of the Presi cent ot tne united Mates and in the regulations duly promulgated by or under the authority of the President. It will be the imperative duty of all German alien enemies to call in person at the office of their local Postmaster and present themselves for registration in compliance with the Rules and Regulations made and provided for that purpose. UsfTwooO Possible. Are you a coal burner when you might be a wood burner? Have ( you a woodland that isn't working? ; What can the town man and the ;' suburban dweller do about the coal stringency? Much would accomplished to ward meeting the present situation arising from the unparalleled de msnd for coal and from the great burden on the Nation's railroads, it is believed, if not only the farmers who have wood en but city and suburban real estate owners pos sessing more or less wooded tracts of land would draw on these areas for a part, at least, of their fuel supply. In the neighborhood of small cities as well as larger ones there are many wood lots from which fuel wood could be obtained without encroachment on the need' ed shade trees and without detract ing from the beauty of the land scape. 'In fact, proper thinning in many cases will help the develop ment of desirable trees. gjmJ A second training camp will be ciu ui ruiiu tviuu, tuuruug rev - ruarv 1. The attendance of 400 will h iipWteit from ot'7pn nnH 1 t OnrtHj of Tk M. LonU BapubUo. As We See It. "Conservation" is the slogan of the American people, and it is a good slogan. But it should apply to the government as well as to the citizens. Although doubtless our officials at Washington are doing their utmost in this direction, yet their is, in' the rank and file of government employes, large room for improvement Some months ago, when the food conservation campaign opened, there was appointed in a certain state a publicity agent who proudly announced that be bad left bis own business in the bands of employes while he served his country without pay. His first act was to dispatch telegrams to every newspaper in the state, calling attention to the necessity of co-operating with the government, and urging the support of the paper to the fight for food conservation. No sane man can doubt that every one of those tele grams were paid for by the govern ment at full rates, when a two-cent stamp would have taken each one, and gotten it to its destination in twenty-four hours. There is such a thing as "saving at the spigot and wasting at the bung." The government machinery is the bung, and can not be watch ed too closely. An English legal decision says that butchers may not weigh feet with bhoulders and legs of mutton. Over here it has been customary for butchers to weigh hands with cuts of steak, but we didn't know English butchers went us one better and weighed their feet, too. ' tiff if ! . :t ,' , ! ' i i .mi ' 1 tlv 1 V ' '" ' ' -iiiim irrn in IW u ' n V .i;L,in nmn.. (i," " i n in. in.ii ijliVtrtlll.iji'JJi.r 1 ,-... . m . "''Y-nii i in" !jii, , I-- Sfi'J.' ."T, 4 iQU. fx i it u i' i i it y f I tl- .. "lT, I "It t I , .aTfflTW&FT STAMPS r.V' kft-i HI, KIDS" Registration of Alien Enemies Persons required to register should understand that in so doing they are giving proof of their peace ful dispositions and of their in tention to conform to the laws of the United States. Every registrant should ren i care fully the form of registration affida vit handed o im and ask the registration officer or explanation on all points not clear to him before attempting to fill out blanks. Registration officers are instructed to give registrants all possible aid in the way of explanation and ud vice. Each registrant is required to fur nish four unmounted photographs of himself, not larger than 3 by 3 inches in size, on thin paper, with light background. All four photo graphs should be signed by the registrant across the ace of the photographs, so as not to obscure the features, the applicant is able to write. Three blank forms of registration affidavit must be completely filled out by the registrant or bis repre sentative (with the exception of the blanks indicated to be filled out by the registration officer and the description of the registrant and the placing of finger prints on the blank) and must be produced by the registrant personally to the regis tration officer and be signed and sworn to by the registrant in the presence of and before the registra tion officer, who will fill in the description of the registrant and supervise the fixing of the finger prints and the attaching of the photographs. If the registrant can t4 r,' ' not write he must make his mark in the signature space and affix his left thumb print in the space pro vided opposite the signature space. The finger printing is a method of identification and follows the practice observed in the military and the naval service of the United States. The registrant is hereby informed that he must again present himself before the registration officer who took his oath after 10 days but be fore 15 days from the last day fixed for registration in his registration district to obtain a registration card, upon which he must sign his name, or make his mark, and place his left thumb print in the presence of the registration officer, - Increases 23 Per Gent. According to the bureau of labor statistics of the Department of La bor, in the year from November 15, 1916, to November 15, 1917, prices of food as a whole advanced 23 per cent Potatoes is the only article that shows a decline in price. Corn meal advanced 87 per cent; bacon. 92 per cent; pork chops, 48 per cent; beans, 39 per cent; salmon. 38 per cent; milk, 33 per cent; and lard, 27 per cent. Food as a whole was 48 per cent higher on November 15, 1917. than on November 15, 1913, and 46 per cent higher than on November 15, 1914. During this four-year period corn meal advanced 127 per cent; flour, 109 per cent; lard, 104 per cent; bacon, 77 per cent; sugar, 75 per cent; and potatoes,' 72 per cent. No article declined in price, The Italian wheat crop for 1917 was 30 per cent below the average. Woman a World Power. What is to be the status of the American woman when this war is over? This is a question that is ex ercising the minds of great many people these days. For a genera tion, now, she has been contending equal political rights, and of late years she has been coming into her own in this particular. For a num ber of years, too, she has been gradually invading the ranks of business, though not to any alarm (?) extent. But with the calling of the millions of men to the army, the call has- at last come to woman to demonstrate that she is, as mem bers of her sex have long contend ed, capable of shouldering the busi ness load and bearing it "man fully" It is no uncommon sight now to see women doing what has always been considered "men's work ." Not such as clerking, bookkeeping and all forms of clerical work, but hard labor, work that until lately it was not thought that women were capa ble of performing. We see them on public works of various kinds, in factories and work shops; a just lately a great steel magnate was quoted as say ing that he would not be surprisnd if before long he had to take on a thousand woman to take the place n drafted for the army. And to the credit of the women be it said that in the great majori ty of instances they are making good. They are not only develop ing an ability work and business that a few years ago would have surprised the world, but they really appear to-enjoy the work. There may b? at the bottom of their success the long suppressed desire to show themselves inde pendent of man for a subsistence. If this be the case they have reason to be gratified, as they are fast be coming a recognized factor in all the activities of life. But, when the present emergen cy is past, will woman resume her old sphere of semi dependent and home body; or will she hofd tenaci ously to what she has gained and refuse to be ousted from her recently-won vantage? In case she should consent to resume her old status, the world soon readjust it self and human life would continue to flow on as before. But in the latter event, the entire business fabric of the world will have to be remodeled and new adjustments and alignments made. The addi tion of a few million emale workers will work a great change in labor conditions a change that will call for careful handling. But perhaps the most v ial ques tion in this connection is that of its influence on the homes of the land. The United States has always been preeminently a nation of homes. With us the home life has been en throned above every other interest of life, and nothing was suffered ta interfere with its highest possible development. Will the home suf fer in the years to come? Before the question of "the woman at work" is definitely solved, this one vital question will have to be an swered, and on its answer hangs the destiny of a nation. Government estimates of the pro duction of petroleum in the United States in 1917 place it at nearly 14 per cent greater than any previous year. Haiti has forbidden the export of food-stuffs to countries at war with the United States and countries as sociated with them ia the war.