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Monroe City Democrat. (Monroe City, Mo.) 1888-1919, August 16, 1918, Image 5

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McCarty Merc. Stock
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Ladies Coats, Suits, Dresses,
Hosiery, Underwear, Shoes
E arc compelled to vacate this building Sep
tember 1, and move the balance of this stock
to our main store at Clarence, so come every
day and buy your needs for winter as well as sum
mer as we guarantee to save you at least from
on your coat or suit from your full price. We have
the latest models in suits and coats as well as other
merchandise in this store. -
Sale will continue for the next FIFTEEN
DAYS, - so don't be misled but come and save
money as our LOSS is your GAIN.
Remember Sale is Still Going On!
Remember the Place! .
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ZEIGLER & PARVIN, Owners, Monroe City, Mo.
One county in Missouri Crows
more corn than nine other states
Missouri is fourth in winter
wheat, growing more than the total
of seventeen other states.
Missouri is third in corn, growing
more of the greatest American crop
than 28 other states.
' Missouri is sixth io cotton pro
duction and second in acre yield of
rice and is first in bluegrass and
saddle horses.
! Missouri grows more hogs than
1 22 other states combined, holding
third place, and is second in num
ber of mules but first in quality.
Missouri manufacturers most
I cob pipes and saddle-trees, and is
j first among the states of the Union
t in the minim! of zinc. lead, trioolt
cobalt and nickel.
Missouri is a truly agricultural
standing fifth, yet is ninth among
the sisterhood of 43 states in miner
al production, and ninth in total of
all wealth.
Rush Collins entertained about
fifty young people Saturday even
ing in honor of E'ward Shank who
was home on a short furlough from
training school at the University of
Missouri at Columbia. The even
ing was very much enjoyed by all
A New Scheme.
A new scheme it is said by of
ficials is now being worked by
some young men who seek to evade .
the draft, that being breaking into
the penitentiary. That the scheme
is being worked has become more
than apparent by the arrival at
Jefferson City of many convicts
who carry registration cards.
To show the proportion of men
of draft age coming to the prison in
the last few months a poll of the
recent arrivals from Kansas City
was taken. Out of 69 men receiv
ed from there in one lot within the
past month 42 of them had regis
tration cards or admitted they had
registered. Several of them when
questioned made no attempt at
concealment, but declared they bad
committed minor crimes for the
purpose of coming to the prison io
order to escape going to the front.
They said they did not want to fight
and prefered that method of avoid
ing the draft'.
Nothing has been done to call the
provost marshal general's attention
to this 6'ituation by the prison
officials, but it will probaby be
The Huns are now discovering
that America is getting Araericians
into France faster, than they had
planned to get Germans into Amer-
When the war came upon us it
found us totally unprepared. It
will be to our discredit if we are
equally unprepared to meet the
conditions of a peace which is cer
tain to come., These conditions
will make re-adjustment necessary
There will be an immediate cessa
tion of the war industries which are
now employing so. many people,
and there will be the needful re-absorption
of a great army into the
working ranks of the country.
Tbe young men of the army,' ac
customed to a hardy, out-of-door
life, will, many of them, desire out
side work. Secretary Lane's plan
for a survey of all . the vacant and
waste lands of the nation, witn a
view to determining which of them
can be. reclaimed for cultivation is
an excellent project.
Many of the plants producing
war materials can be utilized for
commercial products." The govern
ernment and the capitalists will do
all they can toward meeting the
But there is much that can be
done locally toward a solution of
the problem. The government
does not wish any public works.
except those which are absolutely
necessary, undertaken for the period
of the war. But there is no reason
why we should not have our plans
laid for inaugurating them after the
close of the war. In many sections
of the country good public high
ways are badly needed. Such en
terprises will give work to many. .
It would be an excellent idea to
establish small factories in districts
where the material required would
either be largely local or within
easy transportation. Conditions
would be healthful for workers and
employment would be secured for
many men
Foresight and careful planning
will greatly aid in meeting after
war conditions, and should engage
our thoughtful consideration.
Tbe cards for registering
Stamps are at the postoffice.
If you can cook apply at
once at
Christian's Cafe
Monroe City, Mo.
RtRev CELByrne, of St. Louis, is
to be tbe new Bishop cf Galveston,
Texas. He is a native Missourian.
having been born at Byrnesville, a
town that was named in honor of
his father. Judge Patrick Byrne. He
was formerly rector of the Catolic
Church at Ed in a. Fur the past six
years Father Byrne "has been man
ager of "Church Progress," a high-
class religious weekly published at
St. Louis. .
Former State Auditor Jno. P. Gor
don, who is fanniug in the Callaway
bottoms, lost several buudred bush
els of wheat while threshing this
year, because the binder-twine htd
been destroyed by the bugs. It. had
not been chemically treated. He
bought the twine from the peniten
tiary twine plant.
On account of the war the annual
meeting of the Missouri Valley Fox
Hunters' Association has been called
off for this year, says the Richmond
News' This announcements was
made by the officers of the associa
tion. ... '
Mf. Can't Mini, Attention!
OCCASIONALLY- the Chautauqua Committee finds a
man who says he can't afford to attend the Chau
tauqua. When a man's house needs painting, he
paints it. It isn't a question of whether he can
afford to paint just then. He borrows the money
if need be, to paint for he knows he can't afford not
to paint When a man is sick he gets a doctor. He
knows he can't afford rot to have a doctor.
Day after day you wear your brain thin. Your brain
is your best servant. The Chautauqua will do more to
repair your tired brain than a trip across the continent.
It will plant new thoughts, stir new energies, awaken
new patriotism, kindle new inspiration. It will soothe
with great music, rest with choice entertainment.
The $2.00 spent for the Chautauqua season ticket isn't
an expenditure it's an investment. It will bring re
turns as surely as a Liberty Bond. You will tackle
your job with renewed energy. And all your folks at
home need the season ticket panacea.
Nr. Can't AlfnUio (n't Allot tl Do Wltlmt It
Ik Monroe (itf (ttup
Tickets Now on Sale it UK Three Banks.

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