Newspaper Page Text
Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, Sepember 13, 1918 Number 24 PEACE THRU VICTORY Only by a Complete Victory Comes Lasting Peace The German order for mobiliza tion was issued on August 1, 1914. Vague realization that civilization was capable of sustaining a world war for four years was in the minds of the American people at that time. The seeming impossible has hap pened, and in spite of tremendous loss of life and destruction of prop ertv, the end of the terrible con flict is not yet in sight. War is becoming the established status of human society and will continue so until the issue is decided. Individ ual undertakings and opinions must of necessity be subservient to the needs of the government. There can be no compromise, on the issue, the free nations are agreed, through the leadership of the most pacifist people - in the world, the people who first fought for the righteous cause of Liberty, but most averse to war the Americans. America did not take up the sword until compelled to, which created in the minds of some of the peoples of other nations an unfavorable impression as to our fighting qualities and resources. N utterance of a statesman was ever more misunderstood than that oT President Wilson. "We are too proud to fight." The full signifi cance of the remark comes home when the despicable meihodive;n ploytd by the Germars become better known. What man of intel ligence or breeding seeks to enter into a brawl with a bunch of bar room ruffians, until the police are found incapable of handling the situution. But once this "too proud to fight" individual is satisfied that it is for the sake of humanity that be must enter the fight, you will never fit d him laying down until it is finished on terms that preclude of anottier one from the came source. The Germans have boast fully underestimated the peace lov ing Americans, who are fighting for no selfish purposes and seek nothing but a return of conditions under which all nations both great and small may be permitted to live at peace with their neighbors. As the war enters upon the fifth year this attitude is becoming bet ter understood by nations who fornieily looked upon us as a dollar grasping people. The war is cost ing American people approximately 55U.lXJU.uuu a day. Uur loans to Allies have reached a sum greatly in excess of the entire cost of the Civil War, yet there has been no complaint worth while noticing Every sacrifice asked by the gov ernment has been met by the main body of our people in 6 spirit which cannot help but reassure other na tions of the genuineness of "Amer ica s Answer. ' The great mass of the American people, and no doubt those of every nation would be glad to have peace come tomorrow if it were the right kind of peace. But they will fight, sacrifice and give four years more if necessary to prevent the wrong kind of peace. The tremendous cost will not be counted as waste if the world is rid of such a bar barous.elfish and avaricious auto cracy as the Huns are trying to es tablisb. New faith and new cour afie is given to free nations by our entrance into the war and the de termination to win as Shown by the united efforts of our people. $25,000 Damage Suit A suit of unusual interest that comes on change of venue from Knox county appears on the docket uf the circuit court in Shelby county which will be called for trial next month, says the Herald. The parties to the suit are Dr. Virgil McKim of Newark, who U the plaintiff in the c se, against John D Moore, a wealthy farmer living in the vicinity of Newark. The suit grew out of alleged re marks said to have been made on the 24th, day of August, 1917, at Edina, by the defendant, reflecting on the conduct of Dr. McKitn in matter pertaining to the examina tion of one Joseph S. Anderson, who is well known in this locality. The plaintiff asks $15,000 actual and $10,000 punitive damages Both parties to the suit are highly respect ed citizens of Knox county. The Mexico Ledger says the Germans are getting so used to sub stitutesthat they won't mind accept ing a substitute for victory And they wiil be tickled to death when they get a substitute for the Kaiser Mrs. Sydney Williams and babe after n visit with her mother, Mr3. Kate Seward, of near this city, left Sunday night for their home at Arapahoe, Neb 1 Harrowing ONE MAN X2AN FARM I J' U . . El C W. S. WOODSON, President. CAMPAIGN WILL OPEN The Democratic State Campaign will be openpd at Kirksville, Satur day, September 21. Former Gov ernor Joseph W. Folk, candidate for United States Senator, will be the principal speaker, and Governor Frederick D. Gardner will preside at the meeting. The keynote speech of Governor Folk will be a masterpiece and be worth going miles to hear as he is recognized as one of the most force ful speakers in the naiioa today. In addition to Governor Folk nth' er speakers of national importance will be present for the meeting It is expected Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana,,will be pres ent. He has been advised of the date and his early acceptance of the invitation is expected. Hon Scott Ferris, Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Com mitice, has announced his intention of attending the meeting and is ex pected to be one of the speaker. The Kirksville meeting will be held in the afterrooa and evening and 4 meeting has been arranged for night at Macon. In addition to Governor Folk other speakers of national importance wiil attend the Macnu meeting. Great preparations are being made by the people of Kirksville for the greatest political gathering ever held iu Missouri. With the Moline-Universal the original two-wheel tractor One Man can farm more land than was ever before possible, because One Man has power at his com mand equal to six horses, capable of doing the work of nine horses, due to its greater speed and endurance. One Man operates the Moline-Universal from the seat of the imple ment to which it is attached, where he must sit in order to do good work. One Man can start in the spring and go from one operation to an other plowing, harrowing, planting, cultivating, sowing, harvesting grain or corn, spreading manure, filling the silo, cutting wood, etc., doing all farm work from one year's end to another, independently of horses or hired help. Alt these one-man operations are possible with the Moline-Universal because it is mounted on two wheels. It attaches direct to the implement, making one compact unit the trac tor the front wheels and the imple ment the rear wheels. One man con trols the entire outfit from the seat of the implement There has been good reason in the past for putting a seat on implements, for it is from this point that the work must be observed and that adjustments must e made. Monroe Overland Co. Lost Boy Found Samuel Brock, the 11-year-old boy, who disappeared from bis hom at Madison, July 25th, last, was found at Liberty Saturday and re stored to his parents. The boy had changed bis name to Johnson, had been to Kansas City and was on his way home Officers at Liberty located the boy thru descriptions sent out by the mother, who appealed to the public to help her find her missing son. She told of his father's helpless con dition as an invalid and of her dis tress over the boy's continued absence Relatives identified. the boy Sat urday and took him home. New Dormitory The Chillicothe Business College opened September 3rd, with the largest opening day enrollment of its history, over one thousand stud ents being in attendance. In order to make room for an in creased winter attendance, Moore Bros have bouqht property a hall block east of the mam college build ing and have begun the erection of a three-story, 24 room dormitory, to be thoroly modern in all iis equip ment The new building will be rapidly pushed to completion C. C. Cassady and wife, of Monti cello, Ark , are visiting in this city. Being; cloe coupled to the imple ment, ti'e MoliiK--Universal Tractor backs as readily a-, it gees forward, and turns in a Ifl-fo.ot circle. It steers so easily that a boy or woman can handle it as well as a man. With the Moline-Universal one man can take care of all the require ments cn the average size farm. Plowing with two-bottoms, the Moline-Universal Tractor does as much work in one day as the ordi nary three-plow tractor, due to the higher speed at which it operates, 3J4 miles an hour. It has the power to run at this high speed because all of its weight is traction weight all of it is converted to pull. The light weight of the Moline Universal Tractor, 3380 pounds, and its high clearance greater than that of the average cultivator make it perfectly adapted for cultivating. It isn't the kind of tractor that does " your plowing and seed bed prepara tion and then rests while your horses do the planting, cultivating and har vesting. Mechanically, the Moline-Universal is the most modern tractor built, containing more refinements and im provements tli an any other tractor on the market, W. B. PIKE, Manager ANNUAL CONFERENCE Missouri Methodists Hold In terestin Meetiing The Annual Missouri Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which convened at Fulton last Tuesday finished its work Mon day morning and adjourned. Rev. H. C. Bolen, who has been pastor of the Methodist Church at this place for the past two years, was returned by the conference. This will please the members of his congregation and Monroe City peo ple M tpnural. Rtv. W. P. Wynn, who for the past four years has been Presiding Edlder of the Hannibal District will go to Richmond. The appointments for Hannibal District are as follows: Presiding Elder, 0. H. Phillips; Cauton station, J. H. Hubbsrd; Florida circuit, to be supplied; Hin nibil Arch Stree T. M. Taylor; Hannibal Park church, F. J. Mapel: Hunnewell circuit, E. J. Speer; K dioka circuit, S. 0 Borland; La- Belie circuit, lo be supplied; La- cinuit, W. K. Monte; Lewistown circuit, Marion Moon-; Moaroe City station, H. C. Boitu; Monroe City circuit, R. C. Majc; Monticeilo cir cuit, B. B. H ,rv;-; New L'-tidon circuit, T. A. Aili -on; Novelty circuit to be suppiie.i; Pilnym station, Jaints M. Bo.jii; p.jii,r circuit, R. A. Mitchell; Shebyvi le station. J. W. Tanquary; Sbeibyvilie circuit, W. 0. Medley; siuoeiu N. Y Univer sity, L F. Minpry; studen' Yale University, R. S. Toiuiin; Army Y. M. C. A ,0. E. Bro (.; Ar:ri Y M. C. A..G.-& Smiti,; Chaplain U. S. Army, W. M. AKxauof-r, Hannibal. Other appointments in vshich our lenders are u.tciejtcd are as fol low?: Prefcidirg Eid-r of Sr. Charles distiict. V. 0. Wijite: Laddouid cir c;jit, S H. Milan; Preshing Elder of i loon district. J. M. Bir:e; Bucklin station. T. P. Middleton; Paris cir cuit, J. 0. Whii worth; Clificn Hill and New Hope. E. L Rutledije; New Frankli j and Clark. J. A. Snarr; Pres. Central College, P. H Lino; Army Y. M. C A , C. I. Hoy; Cum mings circuit, J. M. llorubac!i;-Car-rollton station. E E. Bostwick; Chil licothe statiou, J. N. Boyd; Presid ing Elder of St. Joseph Districr, H. D. Thompson; Marviile s-utlm, R C. Hollida; St. Joseph circuit, D F. Bone, supply; Arm Y. M. C. A, F. P. Haoes; supernumerary;!. T. Nash; Chaplain in U. S. Army, J. D. Ran dolph. Maybe Not So Ignorant The German crown prince had better not been so quick to jump to the conclusion that because an American soldier told him that Al sace was a big lake he did not know any better. He might only been indulging the American pro pensity to striue the wise guys and and was only kidding the prince. Anyway when the prince speaks of the 'majority of the Americans' intimating by that that he has in terviewed a large number of Amer icans, he must be a little off since all he knows about this is what in formation he secured from a few prisoners, and the figures show that if he bad personally interviewed all of these be would not have talked to as mony Americans as they are voters in a good sized city precinct. Oct. 1st. closes the year of the Farmers & Merchants Telephone Co. if you owe them any thing pay them before that time.