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All Who Need a Heating Stove, Range or
Heating System, Consider This Timely Appeal Entirely apart from the curtailment of out put, producing costs are rising. This is particularly true of all products in the steel and iron world. It is certainly true of stoves, ranges and heating systems. We do not hesitate to tell you frankly, if you are going to need a stove, range or heating system, you willnot only save money, but disappointment as well, by investigating and selecting the specialty you need in our show ing of Round Oaks. P. S. Remember, your old stove will con sume nearly double the fuel of a new Round Oak. A. JAEGER, JR. Monroe City, Mo. U. S. TRANSPORT SUNK "Troop Ship is Torpedoed 200 Miles From Shore. A troop ship, with 2800 Ameri -can soldiers on board, has been tor pedoed. All hands were saved and nbe troop ship was beached. In order to save time, instead of launching the boats, the men clam bered don ropes to destroyers, which swarmed around the stricken ' vessel and came close alongside. This operation was greatly facilitat- - d by the fact that the sea was not rough. , The ship was a member of a . large convoy approaching the Eng iish coast. Tbe vessel was torpedo d 200 miles from shore at 3 o'clock "Friday afternoon. j , Tbe transfer of the American sol diers from the stricken vessel to the escorting British and American de stroyers was quickly made without injury to anyone. They all escaped injury when the torpedo exploded and were soon on their way to a British port. There was no sign of panic on board and the admirable behavior - of the men was especially gratifying to tbe officers. Many of the soldiers were from Chicago and Cleveland and a large percentage of them were factory hands of foreign extraction Their behavior proved that they have as similated the true spirit of tbe American soldier. Several of tbe soldiers told the Associated Press ''representative that they saw tbe German subma rine lift clear out of the water, af ter one of the depth. bombs explod ed, and then entirely disappear Something had gone wrong with the troops ship's engines, which compelled her for a time to lag be hind tbe rest of the convoy, but the trouble hadbeeo overcome and she was fast catching up with the oth er transports, when the torpedo hit her just forward of tbe engine room. The vessel at once began to sink by tbe bow. Many of tbe soldiers at the time were taking baths. Tbey -did not wait to dress, but made for tbe deck with wbat little clothing they could hastily lay their bands upon Water was rushing in at such a rate that it was thought the ship would quickly founder To tbe surprise" of the soldiers, the chip did not sink . Some means were apparently found to check the inrush of water and she got near enough to the shore to be beached. Young Men First. Accordiog to an order announced Tuesday by Provost Marshal Gen eral Crowder, the first call to the colors of those who registered yester day will include men in the 19 and 20 years classes and in tbe classes from 32 to 36 inclusive Questionnaries will go first to re gistrants within these specified age limits and local boards will be order ed to classify them first in readiness for calls beginnitig in October. Young men in the 19 and 20 year class, Gen C owder said, will be accepted for induction into the student army training corps, but he pointed out that the authorized strength of this corps is only 150, 000 men, whereas the total number of registrants below 20 years will be over 3,000000. "Fourth of duly" Still Claims . Much Interest. Pathe'S 'Tne Fourth of . July in France," according to information received, continues to get good bookings and excellent- notices. Significant of the number of bookings is the fact that though the U B O desired to bo.)k the picture solid over over ihe entire circuit, it was impossible for the Pathe to ac comodate them, as the various ex changes had already nlanted it in every nook and corner of the field.' Among the exhibitors showing it are Turner and Dahnken The Oik-. land. Sacramento, San Jose, Berke ley, Stockton.. Richmond and Wat sonville all played it with very good success. The Cortelyou theatre of San Francisco played it the entire week of August 11. This -picture will be shown at the Gem Theatre Monroe City. Friday. Sept. 27. 15 and 20c. Senator R. S. McClintic, M. C. Hnwkins and son. Robert were in Fulton, Monday where Sen. McClin tic and Mr. Hawkins attended a meeting of the board of directors of the Missouri School for tbe Deaf. Mr. Hawkins also made arrange- meets for the entrance of Robert as a soldier student in Westminster College. S J Sommers, who has been operator for the M. K. &. T. Railroad Company at this place for tbe past several months has been appointed agent. Mr. Sommers will fill the vacancy made by H. G. Ploeger who has gone to his new work at Mathiasville, Mo. The "Sturdy Outfit," a ruber rain coat and hat for boys school wear. Hanly & Green. I Missouri is ready for the fourth Liberty Loan, so far as money in the banks goes. State Bank Com missioner announces that tbe total deposits in state banks, and trust compauies amounted to $484,690, 936.09 on June 28 the highest mark in history. When the total deposits of the national banks are added, the grand total for the state approxi mates $650,000,009. The showing as to the state institutions U es pecially significant, in view of the fact that comparatively few of them belong to the Federal Reserve sys tem, although be largest are mem bers. The non-members have been at a disadvantage as to government deposits. Missouri h-is responded liberally to the three Liberty loans, the subscription to the third being especially well distributed. It is es timated that tbe 6tate has paid over $350,000,000 for government obli gations within tbe year, yet the total deposits of state financial institu tions are over $50,000,000 greater than a year ago, practically all the gain being in individual deposits. Thjs indicates that Missourians have been sharing in war prosperity, even through no cantonment was located in the state and compara tively few munition plants are run ning. Much of tbe prosperity is due to tbe stimulation of agriculture and there is every reason to expect its continuation, along with a growth in other lines, Missouri had an excellent organ ization in tbe last. loan drive and it is presumed that it will bs vail able for tbe coming loan campaign. Tne public has been educated to the meaning of bond buying and every body recognizes the full significance of the war. The quota will be much larger than that of third loan, but with proper organization and diligent activity Missourians will be able to reach it, with their new re sources. William E. Brown. William Elliot Brown, 62. years old passed away at bis home in Rensselar Monday . September 9, 1918. William Elliot Brown, was born on the farm where he died January 7, '1856 and was therefore 62 years. 11 months and 2 day's old' at the time of his death! . He was the son, of the lat Mary Jane Hawkins and Wm Huston Brown. He was also a brother to the late Dr. S. M. Brown a leading phisician in this city for a number of years. The onlv mem ber of his family who is left to morn his death is a sister Mrs. Fur genson of St. Louis. Funeral services were held Wed nesday afternoon at 2 O'clock at Big Creek Church conducted by Rev. T. L Barbee. Burial was in the Cemetery of that Church. Tbe following Monroe City boy's have enrolled in various colleges as soldier students to study and drill until called into active service. The Government has taken over more than 300 colleges of the country as an emergency measure and presents an opportunity to young men to get ot least a part of the freshman year at college at government expense. After October 1 they" will receive uniforms and $30 a month pay. The boy's are: Tildeo Delaney and Christy Gentry have enrolled with the Kirksville Normal. Eldred Tbiehoff at Washington Uuiversity at St. Louis; Robert Hawkins, West minster at Fulton; Cecil Sweareogen Central College at Fayette. Miss Pearl Nolen. of Hannibal has been elected assistant principal of the High School at Gorin. She teaches history, English and music. Miss Nolen is well known here hav ing lived in this eity several years. Beautiful velour and brushed 6ilk finish hats for men are among the many things Hanly &. Green are showing. Ready For Forth Loan. More Nurses Wanted. - Figures just com oiled shows that the Southwestern Division of the American Red Cross is tenth in the list of divisions in the number of trained nurses enrolled for service in military hosicah here and abroad. Tbe Southwestern Division is composed of Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. The Government has asked the Red Cross to recruk 2,425 nurses in the Southwestern Division and to date only 995 have been enrolled. The Atlantic Division, including the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, has enrolled 2,600 nurses of its q'tota of 5,708, while the Pacific Division, composed of California, Arizona and Nevada, tins enrolled 87 percent of its quote, and is leading tbe thirteen divisions The Southwestern Division has filied only 41 percent of its quota. Sur geon General Gorgas of the United States Army ha9 asked for 8.000 trained .nurses before October I Short On Teachers. The opening of the public schools of Missouri has disclosed an alarm ing shortage of 'teachers, according to Uel W. Lamkin, state superintend ent. The state department of educat ion and county superintendents have been fl) Je1 with letters and telegrams from school boards for assistance in filling the huge gap in tbe teaching ranks in Viissouri. There is a shortage of superintend ents, principals, hig'i school teachers and teachers in the elementary grades not only in the country but in the city and village schools. Miss Pauline Oven, win has been visiting relatives" and friends 'here for several weeks, left Saturday ac companied by her father, Jno L Owen, for Hickory Riige. Ark, where they will visit with their son and brother. Dent Owen and wile From there Mirs Oven will return to ber home in Jarksonville, Fla. Malcom Moore, of Rensselaer, a member of the Monroe City gradua tion class of 1918 has been recently appointed by Senator Wilfrey as an al'ernhte Naa: Cj'iet to the United States Naval Ac-iJcia; jt Aoapjlis. M.ilcorn is a nt-phe v of Mrs. R K. Megown of this city If you nwfi the Formers & Mer chants Telephone Co, any thfhg pay them before Oct. Sir Douglas Haig is a model of the per sonal efficiency and quickly and decisively triumphs over all difficulties and rises imm; diately to every necessary height. Personal efficiency is ALWAYS neces sary to success. It depends, usually, upon THRIFT. Start TODAY to provide for TOMOR ROW. Cultivate EFFICIENCY. Form the wonderful habit of THRIFT. An account in this strong bank will give you a feeling of independence obtainable from no other source. TRY IT! n We Are Gratified. The Democrat is well pleased with the number of subscribers who have settled their back sub scription during the past week. The new regulations by the government now compel the publisher to collect back subscriptions and gives only until October 1 to comply with the order While only a part of our subscribers are in arrears and most of them only for a short time when it is all totaled up it makes a neat little sum and helps mighti ly in paying the advanced price in paper. Nearly all papers in Mis souri have advanced their subscrip tion price but this the Democrat does not desire to do and will not do if our subscribers pay up promptly. We war.! to keep the price where all can afford 13 be on the list at a small price rather h$n a less num ber at a higher price. IK; Jiot wait for a statement look at the wt opposite your name on the margin which gives you the time you are paid to. The Democrat is 31 years old and has a good list of paying subscriber.- the dead beats having been weeded out but many of us are more careless of our subscrip tion accounts than any other bill and sometimes allow them to be come delinquent. If for any reason you have been receiving the paper without charge, please bear in mind that the new government rules pro hibits us from sending the paper free to anyone except regular adver tisers for checking purposes. S. J DuncdU who has been Supt. of the city light and water at this place for the past year and a half has resignei his place and will go to Slater, Saturday where he has accepted a better position along the same line with an increase of salary. Mr. Duncan and family have made mauy friends ia , this city and Monroe City people re gret very much to see them leave. No one at this writing bus been accepted to fill his place. Masonic Notice. Regular meeting of Monroe Lodge No. 64 this. Friday, evening. Every member uged to be present. Degree work. C. S Jackson, W, M. Mrs. Alex Steiuer and Mr. R C. Keene, of St. Louis came Saturday for a several weeks visit with their mother. Mrs L N. Mclntire and oth er relatives in and near this ci-y.