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Why -We Fight
Series N 3. 2. We are fighting Germany, for one thing, bemuxe Germany, having split 'the world In hnlf, Is now seeking to devour the halves separately. She lias driven a wertire strnljiht through the henrt of Europe, and Into Asia, land Is seeking to extend It to the Per sian gulf. This Is no accidental happening, due to the downfall of Kussln and the sud den shifting In the fortunes of war. Germany plunned it all decades ago. She made no effort to keep the plans secret. She told us nil about it. She had a reputation for making plans and sticking to them, from one fener ation to another; yet the world paid no attention. It seemed too prepos terous even for Germany to attempt. As long ago as 1895 a pamphlet, Tan-Germany and Central Kuropc About 1950," was published In Berlin and had wide circulation. It laid the whole Mltteleuropa plan bare as fol lows: "Poland and Little Russia (the king dom to be established at Russia's ex pense) will agree to have no armies of their own, and will receive In their fortresses German and Austrian garri sons. In Poland, as well as In Little Russia, the postal and telegraph serv ices as well as the railways will be In German hands." In 1911 Tnnnenberg's book, "Greater Germany" was published. This was only three years before the war, but It showed that the idea of a German Mltteleuropa had not been allowed to languish. It says: Thp new kingdom of Poland Is made up of the former Russian por tion of the basin of the Vistula, and. of Gallcla. and forms a pnrt.of the new Austria." ITow the plan has grown since then! Russia's collapse dropped whole prov inces Into the hip of the kaiser, and now Germany pl:ms Its empire on a scale which would dwarf that of an cient Rome. Tt Is to embrace the orig inal Central Europe, Inhabited by some 73.000.nno Germans, make the Black sea a German lake, and extend ' clear to the Persian gulf through the vassal states of Bulgaria and Turkey. The German government started to put Its scheme for a Mltteleuropa In to effect years ago when It began the construction of the Berlin-to-Bagdad railway. Little Serbia stood In the way, so Serbia was attacked and the world was plunged Into war. In the opposite corner of Europe Belginra was Invaded and crushed. The world then thought that this was only be cause Belgium offered the easiest route to France ; but study of the Mlt teleuropa plan of years ago shows that Belgium was included In the scheme of conquest. German Sentiments by German Writers EXTRACTS We are beginning slowly, humbly, and yot with a deep gladness, to di vine God's Intentions. It may sound proud, my friends, but we are con scious that it 1b also In all humbleness that we say It: t' e German soul Is God's soul: it sha'l and will rule over mankind. Pcstor W. Lehman, on "The German God " . Who are the men who tower highes In the history of the nation? For whom does the hart of the German beat with warn. est love? la It Goethe, Schiller, Wagner,, or ,MarxT No, It Is Barbarosaa, the reat' Fred erick, Blucher, Moltke, Bismarck, the hard men of blood. These men, rwho sacrificed thousands of lives, aro the men to whom the tenderest feel ings, a thankfulness that has some thing of worship In it, flow from the oul of the people. W. Fuchs, in Die Post, January 28th, 1912. In two months England will be compelled to accept peace. Zimmer Snann, In the Reichstag, January 31st, 1918. ; Anyone who has played poker can tell at once that the game Is of Amer lean origin. Bluff Ja. the essence ot American, politics and American mili tary effort (Heerwesens-). It the U. 'S. today are really setting them elves to equip a large army In ttu modern sense with all that it implies, we may be sure that such a move is nothing but a trial mobilisation against Japan. There is America's ioe, not here on the European conti nent Capt. E. von SaUmaun, in the Vosslsche Zoitung. READY FOR THE FOURTH LOAN Missouri Is-ready for the Fourth Liberty Loan, so far as money In th banks goes. State Bank Commission er Enright announces that the totna deposits In state banks and trust com panies amounted to $iS4.620.E33 09 on illfie 8k the y.tjit, taflrj ' ljis'Qv "How does all this affect AmerlcaT one may ask. Germany was a late comer In the family of great nations. Most of the uncivilized world had been pre-empted by other nations before sha arrived. Germany wanted col onies. To get them she would have to take them away from someone else. Africa and South America offered the best fields for Germnn coloniza tion. England possessed the best part of Africa the pnrts in which the white mnn might hope to settle nd thrive. England had a mighty fleet, and a disposition to hold' what she had, even though she did not show a disposition to fight for more. Th'-re remained South America. It was divided among weak nations. It was protected only by the Monroe doc trine. This Monroe doctrine was a sacred thing to Americans, but, not being backed up by mighty armies and fleets, wns not even n "scrap of paper" to the Germans. Can anyone doubt, should Germany succeed In welding into a mighty empire the 73,000,000 Germans and the 100,000.000 Inhabi tants of the vnssnl and conquered states of her Mltteleuropa, thnt her next step would be townrd the westl The very fact that she had this em pire would presuppose the defeat of England, so that no British fleet would stand between us and Germany when the lime came for the kaiser to send his legions across the Atlantic. "As In the East, so In the West," Is a motto which, of recent weeks, has been much heard in Germany. At n conference of the national liberal par ty, held In Mnrch of this year, the fol lowing amazingly frank declaration was made: "Our policy has been directed to making the government and majority turn nwny from the relchstng resolu tion of July 19. (Peace without, an nexations and Indemnities). In thnt we hove succeeded. Peace hns just been made in the East under condi tions In flat contradiction to the pol icy of July 19, and has received the support and assent of all the burgeois parties." In other words, all Germany Is now planning both annexations and Indem nities, such as will leave. her without ii formidable opponent In the world. Can we make peace now and leave Germany, flushed with victory, In pos session of nil she hns gained and lust ing for further conquest? If we did. would not the whole world live in perpetual terror of German aggres sion, each country awaiting Its turn tc be gobbled up? Can any red-blooded American talk about peace without vlctroy victory so. decisive that Ger many will be forced to disgorge all It has seized, and the German menace be removed from the world forever? When the total deposits of the na tional banks are added, the grand to tal for the state approximates $650, 000,000. The showing as to the state institutions Is especially significant, in view of the fact that comporp lively few of them belong to the Fed eral Reserve system, althougn the largest are members. The nonmem bers have been at a disadvantage us to government deposits. Missouri has responded liberally to the three Lib erty loins, the F'tbncription to the third being especially well distributed. It is estimated that the state has p;ti? over $350,000,000 for governmen ol ligations within the year, yet the to tal deposits of state financial institu tions are oyer $5P 00,000 greater than a year ago, practically all the gain being in individual deposits. , This Indicates that Missourians" lihave been sharing In war prosperity eenj though no cantonment was lo cated in the state and comparatively few munition plants are running. Much of the prosperity is due to the stimulation of agriculture and there Is every reason to expect ita continua tion, along with a growth in other lines. Missouri had an excellent organiza tion in the last loan drive and it Is presumed that it will be available for the coming loan campaign. The pub lic has been educated to the meaning of bond buying and everybody recog nizes the full significance of the war. The quota will be much larger than that of the third loan, but with proper organization and diligent activity, Missourians will be able to reach it, with their new resources. Editorial Globe-Democrat of Aug. 31, 1918. f Q. How much will a dollar 4 buy toCay? A, About what sixty centa 4 bought yesterday. Q. How much will a dollar buy tomorrow? A. About what a dollar and sixty cents buys today. J. Then I'll make a lot of noney Justfcy saving what I have, won't I? ' A. You certainly will. 4 The purchase of Fourth Lib- 4 4 erty Bonds la the beat way to 4 4 save. 4 EGYPT IS ALL READY FDR OPENING .FOURTH LOAN DOE SEPT. 28 Patriots Are Awake to the Fact That War Must Be Financed and Won Through Their Aid. When the gong rounds for the open ing of the Fourth Liberty Loan cam paign that section of Illinois Included :u the Eighth Fcdoral Reserve Dis trict will be ready for a sprint that will take It through the raoe and carry It "over the top" in Jig time, no mat ter what the quota may be. Thia is the opinion of E. E. Crab tree, state chairman for Illinois, who ran down from his home in Jackson ville, where he is r banker, and spent Tuesday at his desk at Liberty Loan headquarters in the Railway Exchange Building. "There la nothing to it," declared Mr. Crabtree, "but just going out and picking up the r-ouey. Many thou sands of dollars are already in the banks applied already to the purchase of the Fourth bonds, and our people are making all of their plans for quick I subscriptions. "There ia one woman in Jackson I vllle, whose name I do not care to i give, who has already placed her order for $20,000 of the bonds. She was ad vised to go on the market and buy previous Issues of Mberty Bonds at a discount, and was shown whereby she could save $1,000 bv the transaction. "But this patriotic woman said she wanted to do her bit and she said aha would prefer taking Fourth bonds at par. Therefore she bought Treasury Certificates of Iiu .bteduess, and ha instructed her banker to exchange these for Fourth Liberty Bouds on Sept. 28, "Volunteer Day." "Reports recalling me from other cities in our part of the district as sure me that all are making ready foi the drive, and that our quota will be quickly absorbed. And we are ex pecting the quota to be larger this time than in the previous loans. "People realize that the sooner the war is over the more lives will be saved, and they are ready tt invest their dollars that lives may not. be lost because of penury." HOW BONDS li.AY BE SOLD Treasury Department Will Provide No Additional Installment Plan. The Treasury ' apartment has de termined, after careful consideration, that It will not provide any plan for disposing of the Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds on the Installment plan, other than the usual plan of previous loans. This information was conveyed to Chairman William R. Compton of the Liberty Loan Organization of the Eighth Federal Reserve District In a telegram from Lewis B. Franklin, Di rector of War Loans. " The plan, as heretofore, will consist of initial payment and three subse quent payments about one month apart. Director Franklin " requests Chair man Compton to advise the local com mittees at once of' the decision reached. A SOLDIER'S REASONING. A St. Louis soldier In France, writ ing home to his mother, says: "New Liberty Bond drive this fall. I am go ing to take $500 worth. Best invest ment In the world and every dollar in vested brings us home that much soon er." And that, as.George Patullo would say, is the "obsolete truth." Volunteer on Volunteer Day . and Bend a message to the. Kaiser that win sicken him of hia desire to win the world. ' " . WILL HAVE TO GET A HUMP ON. Mother (reading aloud from letter from 'son, Bill, in France) I ' have been transferred to 'the camouflage department. Pa,' what is camel- Father That is whv. er that is a kind of feller who flags theer camel trains. Cartoons Magazine. SHIFTING, EXIGENCIES. "What do you understand by So cialism ?" ' "My ideas on the subject are not clear. As near as I can get it a So cialist is a man who is willing to try almost any kind of a government once." THE REAL MAN. "He's an optimist." "Yes, that's all right in its way, but what I want to find is a man j who realizes fully the dangers we I are facing and is willing to do some i thing more than hope that every. ' thing will turn out right." THINK OF THE BOYS IN FRANCE ANd BUY W. S. S. 521 Main St. QUINCY, ILLINOIS ' ADVANCE SHOWING OF FALL and WINTER FASHIONS For Women and Misses Advance Showing Of WOMEN'S FALL GOWNS $15 to $75 Straight line, tunic or panel models; of tricotine or serge are braided or embroidered wiift silk or metal thread; silk gowns of iricolettc, satin, meteor or Georgette; plain, embroidered or fringed Advance WOMEN PJpmi tailored or rkhly fur Irimrrfd models, with coats in varying 1 ngtlie, of cucune, tude cloth, silvtitone, bolivia, velour, broad cloth or Oxford suitings, in new shades ' Women's Winter Coats Of failof ed Simplicity or Fur-trimmed $20 to $150 Winter coats have a tendency toward narrower lines; many are unbelted, with narrow or drop shoulders; graceful, loose pnmls; wonderfully (mart are the new shaped collars and cuffs BUY NOVTaNd'saVE - HERE'S A NOVEL SLEEVE IDEA Clever Girl Offers Valuable 8uaas tlona for the Woman Who Make Her Own Clothe. Are you decided on the sleeve of your new .frock? Of course, you are undecided. . Everyone Is when It comes fo sleeves ; because they are such ter ribly. Important things. . As a matter . f fact, most of the dress Interest and individuality center about the sleeve. One clever girl offers this suggestion: Make the conventional not-too-loose r not-too-tight elbow-length sleeves, taw cut from the same material, or -ontrastlng, should you prefes, two squares. A "hole" , In-the middle of each provides .. hand entrance. After that you tack each corner of the square to the sleeve proper, and you have achieved enviable chic. -Other awfully clever Ideas can grow from this one. For Instance, you are making a tunic blor of two colors of chiffon or geor gette. In that case you will use the two colors on your two-piece sleeve. Also fetching trimming will suggest Itself. What do you say to tacking the corners back with little glass but tons, or finishing off with two slender tassels fore and aft of the arm) On your lingerie dress, you might) treat the four sides of your square to aborder of filet lace. Lace buttons would be perfectly exquisite with this. Must Be a Branch of Hade. Men do -live and work and accom plish tilings In Mesopotamia between May and October, says a returned traveler, but the requisites iirowun helmets, spine pads, deep dugouts or thick walls, and a larger nieusure of pure grit than Is necessary In any other country on earth thnt I know of. And in spite of all the precautions that are taken, more men arc killed each year by heatstroke than by any other nuturul agency. . . Showing Of WINTER SUITS $1120 K, of e. Elect. ' Tuesday evening of this week wbs the regular annual election of officers for Monroe City "Council and the following were elected for the enduing year: S'"- , J. D Robev. Gran 1, Knight Earl Mudd, Dep Grand Knight. , L C, Yates, Chancellory -, E LrHagah. Warden. .J ' Norviu Yates. Financial Sec, C A 'Montgomery; Recording Sec W B. Pike, Treasurer. . Sterling Hays, Inside Guaad, -Eugene Montgomery Outside Guard, - Trustees. E. C. Spalding. Thomas Conboy and JoeQuinn. Owing to the fact that so many of this and all otner councils of the State have enlisted for military service of the country -a drive for new membership will begin on Sunday, Sept 15th and continue to October 11th. This Council will open the drive by receiving Holy Communion Sunday at 8 o'clock mass. W. J. A. Meyer, District Deputy, will speak at K. C Hall Sunday promptly at 2 o'clock and a most cordial welcome is extended to everyone interested to be present promptly at that hour. Robert Hord and Jewell Drescher h ive arrived home after a several weeks stay inIa., They came home in order to be here to register yateiday.