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ROE CITY DEMOCRAT Volume XXXI Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, August 9, 1918 Number 19" EX-GOV. JOSEPH W. FOKK WINS OVER WILFLEY Incomplete Returns Give Folk a Lead Over Wilfley of Some 30,000, WILFLEY CARRIED KANSAS CITY AND ST. LOUIS BUT LOST HEAVILY IN COUNTRY wicker Garriec Monroe Go. Over J. P. Boyd Small Margin of Ten Votes Incomplete returns indicate former Governor Joseph W.' Folk has carried the State over Senator Wilfley for United States Senator by an estimated majority of about 30,000. Senator Wilfley carried both St. Louis and Kansas City, but not by the large majorities expected. Monroe County The primary in Monroe County passed off quietly notwithstanding the intense interest taken in some instances. Unofficial reports, though j conceded to be correct, show the following county ticket: For County Representative W. E. WHITECOTTON For Prosecuting Attorney J. J. BROWNING For Collector X FRANK CROW . For County Clerk W. FRANK JONES For Circuit Clerk T. W. McBRIDE County Judge Eastern District J. T. SCOBEE For Presiding Judge Co. Court E M. LIPP While the figures are close in some instances it is not probable that the official count will make any change in the ticket. For Judge of the Eastern District Dooley received 921 votes and Scobee 931. a majority for Scobee Of 10. For Collector Crow received 1320 votes while Deaver, bis nearest op ponent, received 1302, a lead for Crow of 18. The fact that the crop of candi dates tor Monroe County were as clean a bunch of men as ever en tered a campaign accounts for the close figures and small majorities. tit was a bard matter for many votets to make up their mii.ds and many did not do to until they en tered the voting booth. Marlon County. Unofficial returns for Marion County so far as possible to get at present time indicate the following ticket. It is not thought the official count will make any materia! change. J. W. Head, Representative. L. E. Frazer, Presiding Judge Henry Scheidker. Judge Eastern District. J. T. Crane. Judge Western Dis trict. ( B. E. Bigger, Probate Judge. Frank G. Richards. Collector. W. H. Scott. Circuit Clerk. F. W. Lane, County Clerk. ' Roy Hamlin, Prosecuting torney. John L Richards, Public Admin istrator. Red Cross Advice. At a conference of Red Cross workers held in St. Louis a decided stand was taken against relative? going to cantonment . towns to bi; near soldiers, it was pointed out that the practice injured the morale of the soldier, brought about im poverished conditions in his family and in some instances created a condition that threatened to disrupt the family. It was agreed at this meeting to ask chairmeii of alt Home Service Sections, to warn relatives against visiting camps. This may best be done by telliDg men about to de part for camp the dauger of having relatives visit them and asking thai they, advise relatives against it. The Red Cross has been called on to aid thousands of stranded wives and mothers who left home and relatives to visit crimps. The ef forts thus expended by the Red Cross could be diverted to aiding depdndents who remain at their homes. At Dr. W. D. Pipkin reports tne ar rival of a 9 pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Yates Corn Grop Is Ruined. Since Friday of last week Marion county has experienced a siege of hot weather that has never been equaled and at this writing it seems as if the tremendous corn crop would be almost a total failure. We have never had better prospects. but there is but little moisture in the ground and the hot winds com ing from the southwest burned the stalks until they looked as if tbey had been frost bitten We have heard of a few fields that were comparatively good condition yet, but the. general report is that the crop would not do even for silage if there were enough silos to hold it. The thermometer at the court house registered 110 last Sunday which was the hottest day, and the wind from the southwest blew strongly far into the night. Since then neither the wind nor the mer cury has been quite eo high, but beat has been almost unbearable and the damage to crops has been increased. Palmyra Spectator. Mrs. W. S. Wilson was taken to Levering hospital iu Hannibal Sun day where she is under treatment She was accompanied by her hus band and Mrs. L O, Wilson and Mrs. T. A. Wilson. Mrs. W. W. Tait and little daugh ter spent Friday in Quincy. They were accompanied home by Miss Maud Scott who sp-'nt the week end in this city. Car Was Not Sold. Last Saturday afternoon M. Bucy who claims Slater. Mo., as his home found himself in Quincy well under the influence of liquor but very short of cash. It was his desire to reached Moberly, Mo. He applied at one of the local garages and told the proprietor that he wanted to purchase a certain kind of car When the car was produced he said that it suited him exactly and that his wife was over in West Quincy and they would drive over and should the car turn out to suit her he would buy it Wheu West Quincy was reached Mr. Bucy drew a gun on the driver and told him be would have to drive him to Moberly. As there was no other way out of it they tarted. the driver first hfaviog been warned to steer clear of all the towns. When the car reached Hun newell a crowd of men was observ ed snd the auto was stopped short ly, the driver calling loudlv for help. Bucy at this point jumped out of the car and told the deputy marshal, who was pursuing him that he had done nothing and that there was no cause for his arrest, so he was allowed to go. He walked to Lakenan and there caught freight train going we;t. In the meantime the marshal had phoned the authorities at Shelbina to be on the lookout and wheu the train arrived there a search was made and Bucy was found on a flat car, He was arrested and his trial had at Shelbina Monday. He plead guilty to the charge brought agoinet him and was hned $11)0 nnd costs. At the present time he is languish ing in the lockup at Shelbina await- ingthe results of a long distance call to see if the necessary money to pay his fine will be forthcoming. When arrested he bad disposed of his gun. Alice Whitecotton. The remains of Alice Whitecotton who died at New fort, Ar were brought to this city Wednesday evening and taken to the home of her uncle, W. T. Youell. Funeral s ervices were held Thursday morn ing at Brush Creek conducted by Rev. Fr. T. C. Vatter. Interment will be in the cemetery of that church. Alice Whitecotton was born near Shiel, ten miles from this city, in 1911 and was only 7 years old at the time of her death. She is the daughter of Mrs. Lewis Smith, her father, Cop Wbitecottcn having patsed away sevearal years ago. Little Alices death was due to congestive chills and was only sick for about three das, of which 6be suffered dreadfully until death re lieved her of her suffering. Mrs. smith end tamiiy were former residents of this community and they bave many friends here who were sorry to learn of the passing away of their little one. She leaves to mourn her death her mother, Mrs. Smith, five brothers and a host of relatives and friends Monroe City Chautauqua Col. Gross a Big Buyer. Col. Grofs. who was here Satur day, shipped out seventy-six horses that day, for which he paid the farmers of this section the top of the market prices. Col. Gross is not only one of the greatest auctioneers in the country but is one of the biggest and best horse buyers in the west. When ever it is advertised that he is to be here to buy animals there is sure to be a crowd of farmers in town. Macon Chronicle-Herald. Monroe City's Chautauqua is guaranteed by business men and other leading citizens of this com munity, thus showing their public spirit. Their time, efforts and mon ey have all been pledged to the en terprise, believing it to be a good investment for the community be cause of the social uplift, practical education and wholesome entertain ment which it will bring to our people. Thefe men have faith that their fellow-citizens will back them and assure the success which their efforts merit. A program of exceptional value has been provided. Six big days, twelve complete sessions; double numbers at every session and change of talent each day. To season tick et holders the cost of a concert or lecture or entertaitmeut is but a few cents. This program has nev er been excelled at any price; it represents the best possible in in st ruction, inspiration and entertain ment. LECTURERS. Capt. Richmond P. Hobson. Jay William Hudson. Dr. E. E Violette Roland A. Nichols. Clyde Wilson McCord. Bob Seeds. George Eustace Pearson. MUSICAL NUMBERS. Navassar Orchestral Band. The Cecilian Chorus. I Pearl O'Neil, Reader. ' DeJeu. Magician. Vierras Royal Hawaiians. DeVito. Piano-Accordionist. Black's European Orchestra. DeJeu, the magician and "man of mystery, appearing twice to de- ight children and grown-ups both; Pearl O'Neil. of Canada, reader and entertainer, unusual in her Irish di- alect. humorous impersonations and dramatic i fftrings; and a world of entertainers and fun makers in every number on the program from the first day on through. All loyal American citizens are reminded that the Chautauqua in our town is entirely in keeping with the spirit of broad and constructive service wnicn nes Deen urged uy the President of the United Spates Hnd other heads of the Government and War Activities upon the Chau taiiquas of America. It is the rare opportunity of the local Chautau qua to inspire patriotism, instil loy alty and to arouse every man. woman and child, in this communi ty, to a keener sense of love for flag end duty and country all in close co-opetation with the Govern ment at Washington. President Wilson has termed the Cbautauquas en integral part of the national defense;" a patriotic institution that has not lost importance because of the war but rather has gained new opportunities for service." The feast of good things on this six day Chautauqua program, is yours for 52.C0 the price of the season ticket. Ycu would pay that much and more for a single thea ter ticket in the city. Children's season tickets 8 to 12 years, $1 00. As a community enterprise back ed by local citizens for the public benefit, as a patriotic institution that is doing a great work in help ing win the war, the Chautauqua merits the interest and support of everybody in the community. If all work together it will be a suc cess, but success comes only through effort and co-operation Buy your season ticket, and do it now, thereby showing that you are interested in the best things for yourselves, your children, your home, your town, and your coun try. The price of the season ticket is $200 (12 sessions). If you're un der 12 the price is $100 See Mr J D Robey, Secretary, or any other member of the Chautau qua for Season Tickets. Extension of the Draft. The extension of the draft ages in both directions will soon come before congress and a bill, it is be lieved will be quickly passed. After everybody had had a chance to guess, Senator Chamber lain made it public that the War Department will ask for an exten sion of the draft age so as to include all men from 18 to 45. The sentiment in congress is re ported to be against extending the age lower than 21 years, although it is expected that the house and the senate will yield to the de mands of the War Department That the age will be raised above 31 years is nt doubted by anyone the extension of the draft age upward will have two results. The one will be the comhng out of the older men who are uot mar ried, the other will be the extension of the work or fight rule. Both of these will meet with general ap proval. Whatever debate there will be probably will be over the lowering of the draft age. Tne War Depart ment probably will insist on the age of 20 at le ist, for the expert opinion of military men is that the lower age makes the best soldier. But the War Department may want to go to the limit of 18 years with the proviso that the boys of the lower age who are called out shall be trained for a year and shall not be sent abroad until they have at tained a certain age. If such a plan were adopted it would be the first step toward universal training The field of usefulness of the oldest men under the proposed age exten sion will be in every kind of serv ice. A sound man at the age of 45 years is likely to be about as good as he ever wr.s. but if any distinc tion is made the older men will find their place in noncombative service. Unless the war ends sooner than most people think it will, tbey will be needed in time. No one doubts that it is wise to prepare them for service early. William Buckman has presented to the Monroe City Public Library a large portrait of his father, John truckman and uncle, Robert Buck man, two'of Monroe County's pio neer citizens and largest land own ers at the time of their death. The photograph was made by Miss Belle Johnson several years ago. The enlargement was made by a Chicago portrait firm aud is 34 inches by 42 inches and is sur rounded by a four-inch wide oak. frame with fumed finish.' Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wright and daughter, Henrietta and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright and laughter, of Mexico ecccmpanied by Miss Mar guerite Wright who had been visit ing Miss Lucile Wright in this city returned to their homes in Mexico Monday after a visit with the fami lies of J. C, Ensor and F. S. Wright. They made the ttip in tbeir car.