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'-. 4 . Orphan Children A recent report of a charitable organization calls attention to the unusual number of orphan children who now need attention. This is iue not so much to the deaths in the war, as to those by influenza. "The report referred to spoke of there being 325 orphans in one near by county. The great majority of these orphans of course have friends aod relatives amply able to care for them. But many others are the; children of the poor. Their parents may have died because unable to secure proper medical attention and mursing. The ' condition of these llittie ones is often pitiful. ' . No one may feel responsible for them. If there are relatives, they may think their own problems call ior all the effort they can give. .-Somehow these little fledgelings thrown out of the nest always man age to survive. There is always food for one more, though it may be scanty. But a broken home is a j poor place to fit youngsters for clean diving and good citizenship. . Children of the poor who have -lost both parents are pathetic little waifs who should have the . active : interest of their neighbors, to see that they find a good home The cases where only one parent is gone often prove quite as difficult a prob lem. The parent wishes to keep 'them, but may not be able to earn a living and at the same time give any suitable care to the children. Charitable organizations and kind hearted people should look carefully after these cases. Some will need .gifts of money, in others thesurviv ing parent should have help in find iing employment, and often the good : suggestions of practical people will clear away obstacles. Those in needy circumstances who have the 'responsibility for these children .should be shown that, the world is ' full of helping bands and ; kind "ifcearts. ' f .- .Save and Pay Up ' There were not a few persons who thought after the armistice -was signed the country could go "back to the old scale of extravag ance. With the passing of the war, it was argued, the necessity for thrift had passed. Some millions of people learned an emphatic les son to the contrary when they filed their income tax returns. But there are deeper reasons why we must continue to practice thrift. A. C. Miller of the federal reserve board estimates the credit and cur rency inflation of the country at ome $6,000,000,000, by which he means that our credit and currency has been increased by that amount over and above the actual neces sities of our industrial growth In flation is one ot the chief reasons why prices are high. The money is in circulation, but goods are .scarce. la the same connection it is es timated about $6,000,000,000 in government loans are being carried in or by the banks, and the govern ment will probabl have to borrow at least $7,000,000,000 more to meet our expenditures for the . re mainder of the fiscal year. Mr. Miller declares that these $13. 000,000.000 in public securities will have to be taken up by genuine saving "If our financial and credit -system is to be sterilized of the taint of inflation at present upon it." And if we fail to save prices are likely to go higher with the atten dant dangers of panics, not to men tion industrial disorders. . We haven t begun as yet to pay our war bill. We cannot pay it by some financial hocus pocus. The only way we can discharge the obli gation is to practice thrift. Pay for your. Liberty bonds first and then "' - deposit all the money you can spare in the bank - : A man in trouble is apt todiscov er that bis friends are not quite as ".friendly as they might be. , - 5 -AJ 1 rVk--Ti tXrtUV ' Krt Contents 15 F luid Draofrrnj "T'Xrj rniim.-.1 PER GEhl i AVe$etabtefreparation6fAs timJtheStonwdis and Bowels TherctyIVofflotin41)iesii Cheerfulnessana Kesuum--neither Oplum,Moi?Mnenor lineraLNoT Kfcu AhclpfulRcmedyfcr Constipation and Dwrrnow and Fevcrlshness ana tcc r.v sleep MM nnr VTTRK. - Exact Copy of Wrapper. ABOUT THE CHURCHES Interesting items About the Different Denominations. METHODIST Regular services as follows: . Sunday-School at 9:30 a. m. preaching at.l,0:45 a.,m. . ' . Senior League at. 7KX) p. m. Preaching at 8:00 p. m. Prayer meeting every Wednes Pay evening at 8:00. H. a Bolen, Pastor. GRACE BAPTIST. Rev. Beckham of LaGrange will preach at the Grace Baptist Church Sunday 8 p.. m. Sunday School at the usual time. ST. JUDE'S EPISCOPAL 9:45 a. m. Sunday School 11:00 a m. Holy Communion and Sermon. Special music by choir. 7:30 p. m. Evening Prayer. Every day at 4:30 p. m. "Talks on the Lords Prayer." Rev. O. Lind8trom,. Rector. "Call for Doctor Osier" cries the South Missouri Democrat "Uncle Carl Miller. 83 years old. has been J awarded a 4-year contract to carry I the United States mail between Thomasville and Alton. He has carried mail over this route twenty four years and in that time has seen children who used to run out to post betters grow up and marry, and much of the forest that skirted the road along the route cleared out aod put into farms, but the greatest change of all is the rdad, which was scarcely more than a trail when he began, but is now well graded and the best stretch of mad in this part of the state" Monroe City Lodge No. . 268. 1, 0. O F., will exemplify the work in the First Degree Thursday night,' April 10 . It was intended to have this work last evening but was postpon ed for reasons not given. The work will be conferred on a candidate from Hunnewell lodge and quite a number from that place will come here to see the work. Hirry E. Strean made a business trip to Paris and Middle Grove the first of the week, i 5 " Go to Miss Belle . Johnson for high-grade enlargements. Mrs! W. W. Tail was a Quiucy visitor Saturday. . tar I mm FiiwHm RBFI LjQU For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears tho Signature of In Use For Over Thirty Years IB 111 mwimMwmn. nrTmin Just as we go to press, Thursday afternoon, we learn that Charley Baynum had the misfortune to frac ture an arm in a fall in his hay loft some time in the forenoon. He was taken immediately to Dr. Pipkins office where, he received proper at tention. We did not learn just how the accident happened. The House o-day, by a unani mous vote, passed the measure to provide suitable medals for all sol diers, sailors and marines who fought in the war against Germany, the bpanisn-American war and on the Mexican border. Property listed with Woodson & Drescher, real estate agents, get prompt attention and quick results See them if you have , anything to sell or trade or if you want to buy If you want to buy. sell or trade a farm see the real estate firm of Woodson & Drescher, Monroe City Mo: A western drama of the better class, featuring Wm. Farnum. at Gem, Saturday, April 12 Please bring the little tots in the MORNING. Miss Belle Johnson. Democrat and K C Star for $1. "riiiVADVICE To Try Cardui Proved Sound". Ter rible Suffering Relieved. Albany, Mo. Mrs. Lillian Akes, of thU place, writes: "I think Cardui is a great medicine. I suffered terribly for four years with weakness and different female troubles. I took different kinds of med icine and was doctored by our family physician all this time, but did not get any better ... A friend of mine recom mended Cardui, so I decided to try it By the time I had taken one bottle, was so much better that 1 continued right on taking it until I was feeling fine and able to do all my work, and take care ot my baby. Before taking Cardui, I was in a very weak condition ... I also suffered with awful sick headache and dizziness. was notable to do anything ... But since taking Cardui, I am a well woman and have no more trouble." Card-u-l, the woman's tonic, has beea In use for over 40 yean. Its Ingredients have been known and used by physidant for female troubles for hundreds of years. If you suffer from symptoms of diseases peculiar to your sex, and feel the need ol a Eood strengthening tonic medicine, try Card-u-i. Get a bottle from year drug- M w 1 .iVr a 0 Ft eht today. NCB-14 HAD FAITH IN THEIR MASCOT i Crew of British Destroyer Never Lot Confidence That Monkey Brought Them Good Luck. There is a certain destroyer which ie known as "the luckiest ship in the Dover patrol." And nobody could convince the crew that this is not due to. the ship's mascot, a monkey known as "Jenny." At any rate there is the fact that the destroyer has come scathless from zarious "scraps,' including the Zeebrugge fight on St George's day this year, and the Ostend operations later.. She was at the landing of Ad miral Keyes at Ostend, and although two of the shells fired from the Zee brugge battery fell so near as to throw spray all over her, no casualty occurred on this or on other occa sions. "Jenny" has one or two queer lik ings, ner special "tipple being me thylated spirit, which she will steal roin the engineroom. Jenny also ikes a glass of gin, and is very merry and bright after it, but a sec ond one, it is said, makes her bad tempered. If not watched closely she will bite pieces out of glasses, and the men declare she has been known to bite pieces out of a safety razor blade The mascot was brought from the Dardanelles in the early days of the war. Her pet aversion is eunflre. of which, she has had a good experi ence. Directly the guns begin, Jenny vanishes into the ships lower re gions, remaining there till all is quiet. FIGHTING MEN AS BROTHERS Organization That Will Be tasting Formed Among Soldier of th New Zealand Divisions. Recently a number of New Zea and soldiers met in Staines for a series of conferences connected with an organization that has been formed among the New Zealand di visions, termed the "Brotherhood of Men of Good-Will." The organiza tion is a wartime growth, started among the New Zealand regiments during the journey from "down un der" to the motherland. The work grew in the English camps, and also in France, and in shell holes down in trenches, and in billets behind the lines these men have joined for serv ice to their God and among their comrades. The organization haa been mothered by the New Zealand T. M. C. A, and it was to meet Mr. Mackie, the Y. II. C. A. secretary appointed to this work. During their stay the -visitors came into contact with brotherhood leaders and an in formal conference was held in the council chamber, addressed by Mr. William Ward, he international sec retary, who gave a graphic survey of the brotherhood movement from its inception. After the conference, Captain . Bathgate of the New Zea land medical corps, indicated that they would go back to New Zealand enthusiasts for the Brotherhood movement YEAR'S EXPORT OF FILMS. Enough motion picture films to reach around the world, with plenty to spare approximately 30,000 miles of the ribbonlike photographic strips were exported from the United States in the fiscal year end ed last June. This country is now the world's largest producer of films for cameras and projecting ma chines. The value of the motiou-pic-ture exports for the past year was nearly $7,000,000, an increase over 1915 and 1916, but not 60 large aa 1917. The decrease was undoubted ly occasioned by the war. PATIENT DETERMINATION. "What makes you keep Josh tellin' the same story 'bout the war over an' over? You could tell it yoursel: by this time." "No," replied Farmer Corntossel "not yet I know the facta, but I've got to keep Josh tellin' 'em till I can learnhow to pronounce the foreign names." Miss Archie Clark was a week end guest of her aunt Mrs. George 1 Bed well iu Shelbina. For Better Poultry Quality, as well as quantity-is the object of the poultry drive now be ing conducted by poultry specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. Special emphasis was placed last year on increasing pro duction. This being, accomplished, the poultry specialists, working in cooperation with the State extension forces, now urge replacement of mongrel stock with standard-bred stock to improve both production and quality. The campaign really began la6t fall when decided interest io improved stock was shown by the numbet of undersirable birds culled from flocks in all parts of the coun try. The culling work done in Mis sissippi is illustrative of what has been done in many localities. The poultry specialist worked in nine counties and secured the culling of "'ft An.),. r..m in ion birds, weighing 25,900 pounds, were discarded as unprofitable producers. As can be seen from the extremely small average weight of the birds culled 2.4 pounds the poultry stock in this section needed the cut - ing. The eggs were small and in ferior and did not have a good standing on the New Orleans mar ket As the culling campaign pro gressed, the poultry specialists urged the keeping of improved stock. Enough progress along this line has already been made to give Missis sippi eggs a better reputation' on the New Orleans market Transatlantic Air Flight Nearly a hundred years ago, lack ing a month or so, the first steam vessel crossed the Atlantic ocean. The voyage lasted for twerty-nine days. This year the world is going to be disappointed if the Atlantic is not crossed in the air. Great Britain, France and the United States have flyers anxious to make the effort The chances of success are apparent The thing will be done, whether by airship or airplane remains to be seen. Amer ican army officers flew 664 miles in 300 minutes in a plane. At this rate the ocean can be crossed io fifteen hours. A huge dirigible is reported from Great Britain, which plans regular air service to Africa, and the near by dominions. France is also look ing for laurels, and the fiirst ocean flight may be accomplished at any time by any of these nations. The American navy has announc ed its purpose to make this adven ture. Preparatory work is now un der way for a flight some time . in the spring; during which destroyers, stationed every few hundred miles. will look out for the big craft. Just as it was an American steamship to first cross the the ocean let us hope that the first aerial trip will be made by an American. Let us also hope that in this new field our initi al effort will be sustained, and our aerial fleets lead the world. For bargains io used cars inspect the ones offered by the Monroe Auto Co. You will find them in good condition and prices that will inter est you. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Stoddard of Hannibal jwere week end visitors at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. R F. Stoddard of near this city. Mr. and Mrs. E J. Trosper return ed to their home in Hannibal Mon day after a visit at the home of her parents Dr. and Mrs John Bell. Misses Alma and Hazel Pierceall returned Tuesday from a several days visit with their sister, Mrs.. Earl Kendrick and family. A football match is an imitation of two baseball teams taking a hard fall out of the umpire. J will sell milk to Monroe City patrons for He a quart J. R. B. Kidd. Auto tires, all makes, all sizes, best prices. Monroe Auto Co.