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Shelby Gountian Dies
J. N. Hightower died July 16th m
the home of hi& ton near Stuttgart,
Ark., and his remains were brought
back to Shelby county fur burial.
Funeral services were conducted
Friday by Rev. J. A. Lienbee at
Lflkenan and burial was in the Rob
bins burjing ground Deceased
was born in Kentucky 81 years ago
and bad lived the greater part of
his lite in this county, northeast of
LakenaB. For the past two or three
years, since the death of his wife,
be had made his home a part of the
time with his son, 0. D. at Keiths
burg, III, end part of the time with
bis sons, Ray ai d A. T. Hightower
at Stiittg rt, Ark. A daughter,
' Mrs. James Tailor of Montana also
survives. Slielhina Democrat.
Will Take Over Wires
President Wilson on Tuesday of
this week issued a proclamation
taking all telegraph and telephone
lines under Government control at
midnight Wednesday, July 31. The
proclamation placed the administra
Jion of the wire systems with Post
master General Burleson and pro
vides that until otherwise decided
tbe present management and em
ployes will continue. Assurance
is given that service of all kinds
will be improved and long distance
connections of farmers lines pro
moted. Salvation Army Fund.
The campaign for the Salvation
Army War Fund began July 2:
and will continue until Sunday
evening. All are urgently request
ed to contribute to this furd, and
no one should hesitate to make an
offering for this worthy cause. The
quota for Monroe Special School
School Dif-trict is $39680. The
soliciting committee get no pay for
their efforts to induce the people to
do their part.
E. L Anderson and wife, Mrs.
Hunter Anderson, Miss Agnes
Bell and Monroe Anderson motored
to Columbia last Sunday and spent
the day with Hunter Anderson
They report a delightful t;ip both
ways and a pleasant visit in Colum
bia. 939 Negroes Galled
Missouri's quota of the call by
Provost Marshal General Crowder
Tuesday for 50.C00 negroes for gen
eral militer service is 939 They
.,:ii : 1 . A , . 4 .1
"in ciiiiuiu ueiweeu August l anu
5, ai.d will go to Cemp Dodge
Mrs Kitty Wheelan left Wednes
day for Kansas City to visit her
grandson who leaves soon for war.
iidd id Mirtj
Sunbrite Cleanser, 6 cans
Peaberry Coffee, 5 lbs
Golden Grain Coffee, lb.
Corn, 2 cans
Syrups, per gallon
Macaroni, 3 packages
Asparagus, 2 cans
Baking Powder, 3 cans,
Pure Lard, 3 pounds
BARK'S (ASH STORE
False Casualty Reports.
Heavy casualty reports will soon
be coming in as a result of the
fighting in which the Americans
have had a part since July 15. It
is the purpose of the War Depart
m ent to make these reports prompt
ly, as they are received, the rela
tives being notified in advance of
the public announcement, so far as
While waiting for these tragic
reminders of the glorious part our
boys are taking in one of the criti
cal battles of the great war, it is
well to bear in mind the warning
of Col. Churchill, in charge of tbe
intelligence branch of the General
Staff at Washington. Hf says false
reports of casualties are being cir
culated, for the purpose of alarming
the public The same thing was
attempted by German propagandists
in England and France. They ac
complished nothing there, and will
accomplish nothing here. The
American people are sensible, and
while they are prepared to pay the
p rice of victory in such a cause
they want their news staight and
Old Landmark Removed.
The old Methodist church, known
as "Hebron," which for over 50
years has stood near the Lewis
county line about two miles south
west of May wood, was razed last
week. For many years this was a
quite prominent country church, but
like many other communities time
has wrought a wonderful charge so
that the membership had dwindled
away and preaching had been aban
doned. The building was recently,
soia at acction, A. t and Thos.
Glendinning put chased it and have
had it taken down, thus removing
one of the old landmarks. Palmyra
School Expense $11,545.59
H J Kent, secretary of the Mon
roe City Public school board, sub
mits figures showing the operating
cost of the school the past term
The totfcl expense was $11,54559
This was divived as fohows: Teach
ers' salaries, $8092.50; insurance,
$761.88; manual training, $8450:
incidentals. $315 81; secretary. $35;
janitor. $47750; fuel. $90231; libra
ry. $176.14; laboratory, $43.82; im
provements, $19271; interest.
$51445; water and ligl t, $111.97.
At a meeting of the directors of
the Marion County Fair at Palmyra
this week it was decided to donate
the gate receipts of the first day to
the Red Cross. Fair dates are
September 4. 5, 6 and 7.
Here'tf tvhef ooo man and .
can do In a day of 10 hours.
Plow 7 to 9 acres; diie 27 acre
with a 7 -ft. tandem disc; diae 38
acre with a 10-ft. disc; harrow 76
acres with a 20-ft. peg tooth harrow;
plant 22 acres with a two-row
planter; plant 43 acres with a four
row planter; cultivate from 1 4 to 20
acres with a two-row cultivator;
drill 35 acres with a I u-ft. grain drill;
harvest 25 acres with an 8-ft. grain
binder; harvest 10 acres with a corn
binder; mow 25 acres with a 8-ft.
mower; raka 40 acres with 12-ft.
rake; rake 25 ac.'is with an o-ft. side
delivery rake; load 1 2 acres of hay.
In addition, it can be used on tho
belt for running threshers up to 24
inch capacity, silo tillers, corn sheU
lets, feed grinder., weed f&ws,
clover hullers, pump., hey presses,
No end of odd jobs that can be
done with the
Interesting items About the
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m."
Senior League at 8:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednes
pay evening at 8:00.
H. C. Eolen, Pastor.
Rev. W. P. Wynn, Presiding Elder
of the Hannibal District preached
a fine sermon at the Methodist
Church Sunday morning. This was
bis last service here as his work as
Presiding Elder in this district will
close with the conference year
which meets the first week in Sep
tembtr. All regret to see him jeave
E. L. Crane, Pastor. J. D. Utter
back. S. S. Supr.
Bible School 10 a. m. Preaching
11 a. m. Subject: "Is there a devil
and what about him?"
I Everyone invited to come to any
, and all of our meetings.
j Park Service 7:30 p. m. '
Preaching by the pastor, B T.
Wharton at 11 a. in.
We hope to see every member
out as August is tbe month of the
pastor's vacation and this is the
last preaching service before he
We welcome you to all our
Preaching Sunday by the pastor,
J. C. Cook.
Morning service 11 a. m. Text
Gen. 42:36. "All these things are
against me." Iheme: The poetry
of devine providence.
As this will be our last service
before taking our vacation for the
month of August, we would be
glad to see all the members-of tbe
church present. Sunday School
Because of its ideal design,
Construction and performance,
this new Moline-Universal
enables one man to farm more
land and produce more food
than ever before possible. It is
the world's most dependable
New features include self
starter; electric lights; electrical
governor; perfected overhead
yalve, four-cylinder engine that
is free from vibration; complete
enclosure of all moving parts;
differential lock which increases
D-op forgings, heat-treated
parts, steel cut gears and un
usually large bearings add extra
years of endurance.
EVlonroe Overland Co.
iW. S. WOODSON, Pres.
Secretary of War Baker has made
the decision that baseball is not a
necessary occupation and that
baseball players must work or fight
Eddie Ainsmith of the Washington
Club had appealed to Baker, when
placed in class one and the Secre
tary decided that players of the
draft age must find other employ
ment or fight. As most of the
players are of draft age, this sounds
the knell of league baseball, and
the big leagues will disband.
Harry E Linn and son's, David
and Jack came in last Wednesday
from Randlett. Okla, to visit rela
tives and friends
Uncle Tom's Cabin at the big
Tent Saturday night.
Full Line of Staple and Fancy Groceries at
SPMD1S (ASH GROCERY
A Few Specials for Friday and Saturday:
Nice Roasting Ears, dozen ' .20c
Ripe Peaches, "dozen 25c
New Potatoes, peck. .45c
Cooking Apples, peck 35c
Cabbage, per pound . ' .04c
Lemons, per dozen 45c
Oranges, per dozen 50c
Canned Corn, 2 for... ...25c
Canned Tomatoes, 2 for 25c
Pink Salmon, per can . 20c
Red Salmon, per can. 30c
Clean-Easy Soap, per bar 05c
Kraut, per can 15c
Red Beans, per can . .10c
Good Brooms, each 50c
A. B. SPALDING, Propr.
. 206 SOUTH MAIN STREET
These new features, together
with the well known Moline
Universal type all the weight
on two wheels, one-man control
and ability to do all farm work
including cultivating make the
Moline-Universal Model D the
best tractor money can buy.
Conservatively rated at 9-18,
the new Moline-Universal has
ample power for heavy belt work,
and can plow as much in a day
with two plows as the ordinary
three-plow tractor, because of its
greater speed. Yet it is light
enough for such work as cultiva
ting, mowing, etc., which do not
require so much power.
We will be glad to tell you all about
this wonderful tractor. The next time
you are in town call on us.
W. B. PIKE, Mgr.
If the world would have absolute
proof of tbe deep duplicity of the
German nation it can be found in
the statement from high German
authority, that that nation, instead
of numbering sixty millions of peo
ple, as given out at the opening of
the war, in reality numbered ninety
millions. There can be no doubt
that for years past, Germany's cen
sus returns have been deliberately
falsified There could have been
but one object in this deceiving:
tbe world as to her true strength.
The allied world knows now. how
ever, that it is fighting a monster
of gigantic proprotions, and is mak
ing its preparations accordingly.
' 9.45 a. m. Tom Dawson, Supt.