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E GIT Volume XXXII Monroe City, Missouri, Friday, : September 5, 1919 Number 22 MONRO DEMOCRA Now for Ratification President Wilson met the virtual challenge of the Senatorial opponents of the peace treaty end the League of Nations by the freest and fullest presentation of the conditions and considerations which dictated the engagements that are now awaiting . ratification by the Senate. For three and a half hours the President answered the questions propound ed' to him by members of the Foreign Relations Committee. With patience, painstaking and the ut most frankness he responded to their request for information. This conference was without precedent in American history, but it amply fulfilled the President's promise made months ago that he would take the Senate and the country into his confidence in re spect to the treaty and the League It was the fault of the Senate Com mittee that this complete exposi tton and explanation cf the treaty and covenant was not sooner forth coming. The President upon Ids return from France expressed his willingness and at the conference showed his preparedness to clarify and justify every act of the Paris peace council. , From the lips of the man who was one of the authors of the treaty and of the League who knows every inch of the ground between their inception and their consuw-jaauw-trf.. Foreign Relations Com saittee has learned thptr.Artide ; X of the covenant is subject to out own judgment and to the authority of Congress; that the Monroe Doc trine is beyond the putview of the League; that questions of purely domestic policy and government like immigration and the traiff, are equally outside its jurisdiction. " If the Senators who have opposed the treaty and the League continue their obstruction it will not be for want of understanding and reas surances. Their opposition hence forth will be suspected as of a dif ferent origin. The President made it quite plain to the members of the Foreign Re lations Committee that, if they choose to regard their country's ob ligations lightly, they may adopt in terpretations that do not alter the text or impair the force of the treaty. If such "interpretations" in a aeparate resolution will salve their pride without at the same time jeopardizing the advantages which the United States derives from the treaty and the security which all the world obtains . through the League, the Senators are free, so far as the President is concerned, to take that course. wnatever tne action oi tne re calcitrant Senators may be, the people's attitude will be unmistak able They know the President has had a greater opportunity and a better right to judge of the need and meaning and value of the treaty and of the League than the Senatori al critics of his work have bad. If neither is perfect the people are not dissatisfied. They will not tolerate the Senate's attempt to give them less because they have not obtained more. They want the treaty ratified and the covenant ac cepted without further delay. Corp. Arthur Dierks, one of the -MteH f first Monroe City boys to enter the rfifrvin frr f Via uor with GeTmany, taw awa mv it u arrived at his home in this city Sunday. Corp. Dierks has been a member of the army for nearly two years, eighteen months of that period' being spent in France and Germany with the 3rd Division The New School Year To conduct a successful democra cy tnere must be an educated body of citizens. To carry the burdens of the times these citizens must be economically efficient. Only through education can good citizenship and productivity be achieved. So upon the success of the schools the future of America depends. All this is realized well enough by the teaching forces of the schools. No group of people is more earnest or conscientious. Not as much can always be eaid of the boards and committees and trustees that control public schools, ' who in many cases seek their positions as a part of the political garnet- Still the majority of these school author ities give time to this work as a matter of public spirit and are do ing their best Most parents pass the children over to the schools to be educated a nd give no further thought to it. Hence they can nof act intelligent ly when their support is needed. Parents with children in the schools of Monroe City should make a serious effort to acquaint them selves with the aims and methods of education as conducted here. T hey should show personal atten tion to the teachers of their chil- d ren They will find it pays. The c loser their touch with the schools, the better backing they will give to the school work. em . or ignorant oi scnooi wow, are not apt. to take much interest in their lessons. When they feel that their parents are keenly interested in what they are doing and believe in it and support the methods and p urposes of the schools, then the children realize the importance of their task and devote themselves to them with enthusiasm. Too fre quently the home influence tends to break down school discipline and encourage children to acquire an insubordinate attitude, The beginning of each school year brings some young women in to, the country schools for the first time. They are bright girls, eager and ambitious, the majority of whom will go on to city schools in a few years. The longer they stay in the rural schools, the more their broadening experience will count in the education of our children. One of the reasons why these girls go on rapidly to larger places, is the alleged "loneliness of the country." Let not that exist in Monroe City and the school dis tricts roundabouts. Give the teach ers a rousing welcome, and make them feel at home from the day they land here .The Monroe City Public School opened Monday with an enrollment of 101 in the High School and a bout 200 in the grade school. There are a large number of non-resident students in the High School; there being between 40 and 50. The Freshman Class this year numbers 52 and is the largest class in the history of the institution. Prof. F. E. Bridwell issuperinten dent and Miss Ella Gentry principal. Miss Daphne Crawford, Mrs. Nell Dawson, Miss Mabel Winne, and Mr. Wallace Berry are the other members of the High School faculty. The teachers in the grade school are as follows: Misses Jeanette Vaughn, Georgia Renshaw, Lenna Evans, Sallie Pollard, Lucile Wright and Bell Tbrelkeld, The colored school also opened Monday with Mrs. Gertrude Bell as teacher. Rev. and Mrs. H. C. Bolen Suelbina visitors Wednesday. were May Lift Dry Ban Washington is alive jwith rumors that the president plans to lift war time prohibition, which went into effect July 1, October 1, The report is that " pressure by banks has been exerted. Bad that Mr. Wilson will permit .the sale of liquors and beverages . for three months remainiLg before constitu tional prohibition, for business reasons chiefly. Since the operation of war time prohibition, it is said the receipts of the government from internal reve nue have fallen greatly with the re sult that the ways and means com m ittee are now seriously consider ing the necessity to enact additional revenue obtainers to make up for the losses from the returns from the whiskey and beer taxes. cut tne serious aspect wnicn is influencing the president to act said to be aside from bis known d esire to play fair with semi-legal lzed industry, is the great amount of money lent to distillers and brok ers on whisky in the storage. In many sections banks finds them selves seriously hampered by the inability of the whisky men to lift the loans By October 1, it was estimated by a war department official, the army will be demobilized to all in tents and purposes. President Wil eon indicated in his statement issu ed when be left Brest, . fef using to Uf;vtbeii,a4s ihat he could not act until' demobilization had ended and intimated most strongly that he would act then. Home-Coming Day Next Sabbath, Sept. 7tn will be Home Coming Day for the Monroe City Methodist Church. We hope to have every member and friend of the church and all others who can attend. We want to see at least 300 at Sabbath School at 9:30 a. m. We will easily reach it if you come, but if you stay at home or go visiting you will help to de feat us; we shall look for you. There will be dinner on the ground Let all who can bring well filled baskets so all may be fed. . There will be preaching by the pastor at 10:45 a, m. Dr. Wharton pastor of the Christian Church will preach for us in the afternoon at 2:30. The Epworth League will give an open session at 8 o'clock p. m., which is always good. Bro. L. O. Wilson left Tuesday morning for the seat of conference carrying up a report of the years work which shows a healthy condi tion of the ' church. There has been added to the membership 50 souls, mostly on profession of faith inennances are paid in lull and they gave the pastor $20000 above the salary. They have raised for the work of the church this year $2698.00, besides providing $5769.00 in the Centenary Campaign, making a total of $8467.00. Tbey have raised it without any struggle, but io their easy, quiet way tbey have done it They did it with gladness of heaat. H C. Bolen. Mrs. Cecil Dawson andtwodaugh ters win leave today tor their new home in Callahal, Fia, Mr. Daw son left for that place several days a go where be will be engaged in farming. Mr, and Mrs. Dawson and family have been residents of this city for a great number of years where Mr. Dawson until about a year ago was engaged in the black s mitn snop witn j. w. settle and son. Monroe City people regret very much in losing these good peo- pie but all wish them success In their new home. Marion Co. Loses At the Marion county bond elec tion held last Tuesday for the pur pose of votiog on the proposition to bond the county in the amount of $1,350,000 with which to construct rock roads, the issue was defeated by only eight votes, according to unofficial returns. The vote as given out for the proposition, 1857; against. 942.. The vote by precincts is given as follows: Hannibal, 702 for. 519 against. Oakwood. 17 for, 38 against Schocknecht's, 15 for, 15 against . Wither's, 27 for. 15 against Dunlap's, 14 for, 23 against City Hall. 119 for, 32 against. Court House, 145 for, 51 against. West Ely, 33 for, 27 against. Cooper's, 45 for, 20 against Warren, 102 for. 35 against. Ely, 14 for. 17 against .Heather, 19 for, 16 against. Monroe, 77 for, 4 against. Philadelphia, 103 for, 18 against Emerson, 113 for, 10 against. Nelsonville, 75 for. 5 against. Hester. 20 for, 21 against Bostwick, 14 for, 4 against Smiley, 84 for, 15 against. Cave's, 11 for, 30 against. West Quincy, 44 for, 2 against. Salem, 17 for, 5 against Cherry Dell, 14 for, 4 against Shannon's Shop, 13 for, 7 against, Pafford's, 23 for, 4 against. That part of Monroe City lying in Marion county, it will be noted, vut ed. almost solidly for , grjod eoada, there being only four votes cast a- gainst the proposition. Will Vote Atfain Petitions asking the county court of Monroe county to order another bond election were presented to that body at their regular meeting Mon day of this week. The petitions contained nearly three hundred sig natures, many more than were re quired, but it seems that in the hurry in which the petitions were gotten up they were not worded ex actly alike and as neither petition contained enough signatures alone, the court could not take action further than to adjourn until next Monday in order to give time for new petitions to be circulated. The new petitions are now being pre sented to Monroe county voters and are being readily signed in this end of the county, inere seems no doubt now but that the new peti tions will be ready for presentation Monday, also no question but what the court will order will order an other election. No idea has been given as to the date of the next election but it is generally iindr stood it will be some tiaie about the middle of October. Last Saturday and bunday were aviation days in Monroe City and quite a number of our people who possessed the nerve (also ten dol lars) experienced the thrills inci dent to joy ride in mid air. On the dates mentioned above Lieutenant Samuel Pickard and wife, of Kan sas City, were at Proctor's Park from which place flights were made Saturday and Sunday afternoons by Pickard, the regular schedule being a ten-minute ride for $10.00. While the price seemed a little high for the time allowed, about sixteen took advantage of the opportunity to "get off the earth" for a short time, and Done seemed to regret their decision Rev. J. M. Hornback, of Cum mings, Kes., has been a recent guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ML A. Hornback. Rev. Hornback preach ed at the Methodist Church Sunday morning. Clean Up Mexico It is now the broad ground of humanity, on which both the Mex ican people and the American peo ple can agree. Both want Mexico pacified and rehabilitated. Neither life, nor property has been safe in Mexico for nine years. This state ment needs no proof. On Mexican expeditions and on the border pa trol, we have spent more than $150,- 000,000 in six years. Why have we spent it? To keep the disorders that have bled Mexico white from invading our own border. That is the best proof that Mexico is as far from pacified today as she was when the Madero Revolution broke the peace in 1910. More than 300 Americans have been murdered in Mexico by actual detailed count; but, unaccounted for, are far more than 500 American lives, not taking any tally of French and British sub jects murdered, for whom both France and England are now de manding explanation. Scarcely had the Mexican Ambas sador to Washington assured the facts came out that within one month a british mine-owner had been murdered, three Americans had been kidnapped for ransom, a Frenchman inland had been shot, a Canadian rancher in Oaxaca had been hacked almost to pieces, the crew of an American war vessel had been robbed, a Scottish oil con cern had been confiscated, and an other Aqwrieao pay-reir bad ' been stolen. The facts belied the promises,' and these things' have been going on for nine years ' But keep the facts steadily in mind this is the terrible tragedy of the unsolved Mexican problem for one murder that foreigners have suffered, for one outrage, for one kidnapping, for one plundering raid from Tehuautepec to the American border, from the Gulf to the Pacific for the chaos is universal the Mexican people have suffered a thousand fold and are suffering to day. When word came out four years ago that eighteen nuns bad died of abuse received at the hands of bandits and two hundred had barely recovered, the world shudder ed and hushed the facts! but how many people know that in whole villages of the South Country, not a girl nor woman has escaped these ruffian butcheries, as late as May and June of this year- Cliff Lovelace Hurt Cliff Lovelace of near Ely, was seriously injured last Friday after noon at the home of Lou Boon, wV,f n the slcev- f his jacket was caught m the belt of the vibrator upon a threshing machine which was being run on the above farm. He was saved from a horrible death by the engineer who stopted the en gine. He suffered a broken arm, his wrist and shoulder were both badly torn and dislocated as was the flesh of both members severly torn. Mr. Lovelace remained un conscious for nearly twenty-four hours owing to the terrible shock. He was taken to a hospital in Han nibal Saturday and is now resting as well as could be expected. Miss Cordelia Coontz, about sixty years of age who makes her home with her sister, Mrs. Dr. John Bell, of near this city suffered a broken limb Saturday, while feeding the chichens she stumbled over a box and as she struck the ground a lare sack of wheat fell upon her limb which caused the fracture of that member. Dr. Leo. Bell of Rochester, Minn, was called and dressed the fracture