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CITY Volume XXXI Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, August 16, 1918 Number 20' MONROE DEMOCRAT Monroe City Is a Chautauqua ticket worth two dollars? That's the question we want every person to answer for himself; and in answering it, to consider a few FACTS. , We will have twelve high-grade, but distinctively different attrac tions in our full six-days program. They will consist of musical com panies, entertainers and lecturers, all of top-notch quality; in facts the very best the Chautauqua affords (and Chautauqua audiences are a finely discriminating lot, you may be sure.) Io this statement we ask you to consider but Three of the twelve or more attractions They are of an entirely different type, doing an altogether different work, and about the only respect in which they are similar is in the fact that they are all making good in a very big way; and to hear any one of them would be worth more than the whole cost of the season ticket. Here are their names: Captain Richmond P. Hobson. Dr. Jay Wil liam Hudson and George Eustace Pearson Captain Hobson's name will be kLown and honored as long as the history of Spanish-American War is read and remembered in which as the Hero of the Merrimac, he gain ed immortal fame. Later as a po litical leader in Congress, a fearless . hnmnmrt nr 'ArKirraf inn Anrt Inter national Peace, the original advo cate of Preparedness, and of Amer ica's supremacy among the nation's for his statesmanship, his great ability as a speaker and in recent years for his powerful activity in behalf of temperance and reform, he is known by all Americans. Years ago, Capt. Hobson predicted the present world, war and prophesi ed America's participation in it, in .an article in the Naval Institute, acd all through his career he has worked unceasingly to induce A merica to prepare. His Chautau qua address is entitled "America and the World War.' V Jay William Hudson is one of the leading publicists and lecturers in America on topics of national and international interest. Also, he is possibly the best man in the country at presenting profound sub jects in a very popular way. Only within the past few weeks he has returned from the War Zone in Europe where he was sent on a special mission to study and ob serve conditions, and on his Cbau tauqua tour this summer he will tell of bis observations ana experi ences there, embodying them -into his great lecture "American Ideals.' When the lecture platform doesn't claim him Dr. Hudson is the head of the Department of Philosophy in the University of Missouri He is known as a close and accurate ob . server and extremely able and pop ular speaker. George Eustace Pearson is a sur vivor of Princess Patricia's Regi ment of Canadian Light Infantry, t better known as the "Princess Pats;' an author of books on the War and contributor to the Saturday Even ing Post, his Princess Pat stories in that publication' being among the very best pictures of the great war that have been printed. Pearson is one of only a dozen or so survivors of the "Original Pats, saw continu ous service with the regiment from its beginning to its annihilation, af ter which be spent six months in Chautauqua the hospital 88 a result of combined shell-shock and cerebro spinal men ingitis His Chautauqua address will re- count the history and ad ventures of the Princess Pats, the most famous body of fighting men of modern times. At the conclus ion of the lecture, Mr. Pearson will devote a period to' the discussion and answering of questions relat i ng to the war or bis experiences. This is less than a fourth of the program. And the cost is about 50 cents Is it worth the price? Fourth Liberty Loan.. The campaign for the Fourth Lib erty Loan will begin September 28 and close October 19 The result of the loan will be watched with keeninterest in Europe, not only by our associates in the war against the Teutonic powers but by our enemies. it win be regarded by tnem as a m easuie of the American people's support of the war. The Germans know full well the tre mendous weight and significance of popular support of the war, of the people at home backing up the Arruv in the field. As the loan sue ceeds our enemies will sorrow; as it falls short they will rejoice. - Every dollar subscribed will help and en courage the American soldiers and hurt and deprtss the enemies of America, " -The loan will b- :f test of the loy. alty and willingness of the popleof the United States to make sacrifices compared with the willingness of bur soldier to do their part. There m ust be and will be no failure by the people to measure up to the cour age ana devotion of our men in Europe. Many of them have given up their lives; shall we at home with- noia our money? bnaii we spare our dollars while they snare not their very lives? ' J. D. Robey, secretary of the Monroe City Chautuaqua Co., an nounces that season tickets are now on sale at the three Monroe City tfanKs and asks that prospective purchasers call for them as early as convenient. The fact that the war tax on these tickets are 20c a nd 10c makes it necessary to sell the entire lot for the Chautauqua to pay out. Get yours today. A letter received by Mrs. J. F. Durr Tuesday from her husband Rex Durr, announced that he was in a hospital at Camp Upton, Long Island, N. Y, laid up temporarily with a case of the measles. The letter was postmarked at Brooklyn N. Y. He said he was feeling fine o therwise and has been enjoying the sights. ' Misses Cornelia Tuley, Buelah Owens. Bab and Lucile Bell and John C. Kendrick, Cbalmer Benson, Mr. ana Mrs. irvm uorreii, . Mr. and Mrsr Henry Durst, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Thomas and Mr. and Mrs Watson Tuley are attending the Missouri State Fair at Sedalia this week. They made the trip by au to mobile Mrs. W. W. Tait and little daugb ter, Marly o spent several days this week with home folks at Anabel Mrs. Tait's brother, Vernon Scott who had been visiting here accom panied them home Misses Bess and Alice Barnes, of Columbia are visiting at the home of J, W. Greatbouse of near this city. " ' ' i The Official Count. The official count of last weeks primary in Monroe County, as certi fi'ed by County Clerk Curtright, made a few changes in the ticket as given out by the papers in last Friday's edition. A G. Dooley has been elected over J, T. Scobee by a majority of 4 votes. Frank Crow's ead over Deayer is 25 instead of 18 while Jas. P. Boyd carried the county over Rucker by a majority of 83. According to County Clerk Curtright the misttke were made by clerks at the voting precincts in adding up the total and they were not detected until the official count was made. The county vote es corrected is as follows: CONGRESS Boyd.. 1826 Rucker , 1743 COUNTY CLERK Jones 1491 Curtright 932 Magruder 670 Crump 481 COLLECTOR Crow 1322 Deaver ...1297 Gwynn 815 Lewis i. .. 163 PROSECUTING ATTORNEY Browning 1881 Fuller 1666 JUDGE EASTERN DISTRICT Dooley 931 Scobee., .... 927 PRESIDING JUDGE Li pp... 1983 Grigsby...... 1660 It was about .the closest election ever held in ibe county-, and any body's election until the final count The campaignn managers of the Scobee-Dooley contest have, we un demand, both been under medical treatment but are now reported as improving slowly with prospects of ultimate recovery unless some un forseen complications arise to cause a relapse. The ticket for the November election as it now stands on the face of the official count is as follows: For County Representative W. E. WHITEC0TTON For Prosecuting Attorney J. J. BROWNING - For Collector J. FRANK CROW For County Clerk W. FRANK JONES For Circuit Clerk T. W. McBRIDE CountyJudge Eastern District AG DOOLEY For Presiding Judge Co. Court E M. LIPP It is a good strong ticket that we can all support to the limit. In most cases the ccandidates have never held office before They are business-like and progressive and will no doubt serve the county to the utmost of their ability. Thanks. I take this method of thanking my many friends of Monroe and Iiidian Creek Townships who so loyally and faithfully supported me in the recent primary election, and assure them they will not be for gotten but ever remembered in the future Also I expect before long to see them personally and thauk them for their kind interest in my behalf. J. Frank Crow. - School of Instruction. tors. Allie White, of 1 Sikeston. Vice President of the State Re- bekah Assembly, will give a School of Instruction at the I. O. O. F. hal in this city, Saturday. Aug. 17. All Rebekab's are urged to be present TO CONTEST ELECTION T. Scobee, Through His At torneys, Hays & Alford, Ask for Recount CLAIM ILLEGAL VOTES CAST Case Will be Watched With Interest by Monroe Co. Citizens. Just as the Democrat goes to press we are informed tnat pro ceedings are being instituted to contest the election of A. G Dooley and demand a recount of the ballot We are told it will be claimed that many illegal votes were cast in some precincts, that the judges at some places took too much interest in the candidates, that residents of other counties were allowed to vote and that Republicans were allowed to cast a Democratic ballot with out the formality of being sworn to support the Democratic nominee at the November election. Those charges may not be worded exactly as in the petition but is the sub stance as best we could understand over the telephone. Mr. Scobee announces that all he desires or asks is a square deal, not only for himself tut for the good of the party in this county. He says evidence of the above charges have been submitted to him by goo'd cit izens who insist that the practice of allowing illegal votes cast, if it so be shown, should be stopped and the guilty party or parties brought to the attention of the prosecuting attorney for further action. Attorneys Hays & Alford, of Hannibal, have I een employed as council for the plaintiff. The Democrat, upon receipt of news of the contest, succeeded in getting Mr. Dooley over the tele phon and advising him of the pro ceedings, asked for a statement frrm him to which he replied "I have nothing to say." The case will be watched with unusual interest by our people who d esire to know for sure whether or not our primaries are properly con ducted. Issue Mileage Books. Passenger mileage books, inter changeable and good on any rail road, will be placed on sale next Tuesday. They will be accepted in payment of passenger fares on trains in exchange for tickets and for extra baggage charges. Two books are being prepared one with 1,000 coupon worth 3 ceuts. or one mile of travel, to be sold for $30,00 with the addition of $2.40 war tax collected when the book is bought, and another with 500 cou pous, selling for $15, with $1.20 ad ditional war tax. Each book is to be transferable and may be used for any number of passengers at the same time. Travelers may present these books to conductors on trains if they wish, but are advised to have the mileage script exchanged for tickets between points where there are long and short routes, in order to gain advantage of the shortest dis tance and lowest ratea Mrs. L. A. Kelley left Monday for Sedalia to visit her brother, John Carlisle and family, and daugh ter, Miss Lucile and to attend the State Fair The Ladies Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church will meet with Mrs. J. R. B. Kidd Friday af ternoon at 3 o'clock. Conserving Wheat. - Although the wheat ncreage of Englnnk is 45 per cent greater than i hat of last year, and the wheat fields of France are makint1 a better showing than in 1917, while the crop In America promises to be one of the largest 'n the history of the country, it dof s not follow that all restrictions on the use of wheat can be removed in September or Octo ber. So far as can be predicted, the war consumption is likely to con tinue for some time to come, and the possibility of a partial failure of the wheat crop of 1919 must be con- si bered. With them ost stringent economy it is impracticable to ac cumulate a resetve supply that will meet the requirements of the export trade and relieve consumers at home of the necessity of using substitutes for wheat. The country, according ly, will have no reason for being sur prised if Mr. Hoovei is unable next October to tell Americans that they can use wheat flour as freely, as in pre-war timesa The armies in France, Belgium and Italy cannot hold the line without food supplies from the United States. Wheat is the grain that is best adapted for shipment and storage at the camps 'no other cereal has its keeping qualities But corn, rye aud other grains can be used here without any difficulty. The country now is con suming the substitutes for wheat, and is getting along very well. No one has legitimate ground for com plaining if the restrictions are not all removed. Conservation of wheat ought te be taken as a matter of course as long as the world is oblig ed to fijht the Huns. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maddux, of Hannibal and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith, of Palmyra spent Sunday at the houie of Evan Smith and fami ly. Mr and Mrs C. E Smith have just returned from a two weeks motoring nip to Chicago aud other points in Illinois. "ML-s Vallie UtterOack is in St. Louis this week where she is at tending the State Stenographer's Convention and also tne Southern District Stenographer's Conven tion Lost Ou State Highway between Monroe City and the Club House Tuesday evening, August 13, a ladies silk coat. Finder please leave .at this office. Mr, and Mrs F. E. Longmire and little daughter are visiting at the home of bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Longmire south of this city. Mrs. Paul McGee and little son, Harold, of Hannibal came Tuesday for a weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, Evan Smith. Miss Mary Bottorff is spending, several days with her brother, Paul Bottorff and family in Beardstown 111. - Mr. and Mrs. C L Carpenter and son, George, of Quincy were visitors in this city Saturday. , Miss Dorothy Patterson is very sick at her home in this city suffer ing with typhoid fever. Miss Gladys Clark, of Memphis is visiting Miss Evelyn Jackson and other friends here. Mrs. Luta B. Proctor left Monday for a several weeks visit at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Miss Velma Pipkin returned to this city Monday after a visit in Macon.