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SUBsiClUPriON, 1U0 I'bHt YEAK i
FRIDAY NOV 28, 1919
The "Public" Rights
The wage earners and employers
who have accepted the responsibili-
Entered at tbe Fostotlice at Monroe ty of saying that the coal coutained
! City, Mo as Second-Class Matter j jn tne bowels of Mother Etmh is
theirs to barter and trade in, ai d to
use and handle in ways resulting to
Seems like we are always talking ' their own best advantages, are
about good roads and traveling 'gradually learning that there is a
third party whose name is "Public."
who has a very deep interest in the
condition that has brought about a
rocky ones.
Two can't live as cheaply as one
can live, but two can live as cheap
ly as one does live.
You can find Europe's new boun
dary lines on new nups, but that is
the only place you can find them.
Those British clergeman who are
forming a trade union presumably
will demand double pay for Sunday
Although this is a free country
it is not a bad idea not to be too
independent to do a day's work oc
casionally. In tbe old days before there was
much talk about the Americau
standard of living, fewer men wore
silk shirts.
Used to be the American policy,
in case of injury to an American
citizen, to demand an idemnity.
Now we pay a ransom.
Is the shortage of leather in this
perverse world responsible for the
vast number of leather coats that
young persons are wearing?
The salaried man feels a deep
sympathy fcr the poor mechanic
who is burdened with the task of
spending eight dollars every day.
You are not necessarily witty be
cause your friends laugh at your
jokes, neither are you a bonehead
because your enemies say you are.
The dispatches state that a south
era editor has just built a $20,000
residence. We believe it is a lie'
No list of subscribers on earth ever
paid up that good.
Tne government's experiment in
the telegraph and telephone bust
ness was not for any great period
of time, but it was long enough to
lose over $14,000,000, which tbe
American taxpayer will have to
make good.
The war in Europe gave the
American automobile manufactur
era an opportunity to demonstrate
the superiorly of the American
trucks which had been neld in
contempt. Exports from this coun
try, however, are being restricted by
tariff duties exacted to protect the
cars of foreign make.
American tailors are reported to
say that it is just as easy to sell a
man a $50 or $80 suit of clothes
now as it was to sell him a $25 or
$35 suit back in 1917. If the tail
ore want to believe it we have no
objection, but we are satisfied from
our limited observation that a lot
of other folks know better.
decrease in production and a threat
ened famine of coal The owners of
the coal mines and their employes
have been notably careless in their
attitude towards the Government,
and the public- Nevertheless their
quarrel has served a good purpose
in that wage disputes are being dis
cussed with a better understanding
than they were a few weeks ag.
The Public which holds the bag, "is
interested in having the coal miners
receive a decent wage On the
other hand if the operators profits
are excessive, and if these men ore
guilty of the things charged against
them, there will be no popular in
dulgence voiced in their behalf.
In effect there is a new light
breaking on the industrial world,
and it is plainer every day that the
"law of force," whether operated by
the employers or the employes will
not be supported by the public. The
ublic has made it plain that it is
not going to be stampeded by a
multiplying number of strikes and
lockouts. The handwriting on the
wall indicates that it is time for
everybody to lay off reciting the
story of victories which they put
across and to get back into harness
and help the United States to re
8 tme normal conditions in all its
Hotels that charge from seven to
twenty dollars a day were crowded
to the doors last summer, auto
mobiles were sold long before they
were made and diamonds came into
tne country at the rate or seven
million dollars' worth a month
inese incidents in tne great wave
of extravagance may seem at first
to indicate unparalleled prosperity,
but the number of Liberty bonds
on tbe market suggests another ex
planation that is less pleasaut.
Some days ago, in a speech in the
Senate, Senator King of Utah said
that both federal and state govern
menta were growing "top heavy"
that there were ton many offices
and bureaus, and that the tendency
of the day was toward a constant
increase in their number. All of
which is true. The people are ere
ating thousands of- unnecessary
offices add taxing themselves to
support an army of unnecessary
employes. This has been going on
for a long time, and tbe people
themselves are to blame
Mrs. Wm. Chatham, of Hunnewell
was in Monroe Friday.
Women Vote Limited
The women of Missouri will have
a vote for president at the general
election in November, 1920, but for
no other office. The right was
granted by the state legislature last
spring. However, that is purely a
state privilege, independent of the
federal suffrage amendment which
has been ratified by the legislatures
of nineteen states, permitting women
to vote in all elections city, state
and national The Missouri legis
lature in July ratified the federal
amendment, but it does not be
come operative until thirty-six
states have passed favorably on it.
and that probabjy will not occur be
fore the next general election of
November, 1920 Women cannot
vote in city elections next April, as
tbe law now stands, or in the coun
ty and state election of November,
next year. The state and county
election is held jointly with the
presidential election.
Three important national farmers'
organizations the Association of
Agricultural Colleges and Experi
ment Stations the Farm Bureau
Congress and the Association of
State Departments of Agriculture
ffel in Chicago last week and the
National Grange held its annual
meeting in Detroit, Mich, at the
same time Tbe principal topic dis
cussed by the delegates to these con
ventions was the farmer's attitude
toward radicalism, class prejudices
and profiteering. Without a dissent
ing vote these representative
farmers placed their organizations
on tbe side of unalloyed American
ism and condemned the attempt to
rule the country by groups They
declared that profiteering was prin
cipally responsible for the present
high cost of living.
Family Reunion
Among the most enjoyable affairs
of the season was a family reunion
held at the home of Geo L Hamp
ton last Sunday, when about forty
relatives gathered in to enjoy each
others company and incidentally
the feast of good things that was
spread for them, not because of.
but in spite of Mr. II C. L.
Those present from a distance
were: Howard Bell, of St. Louis,
Geo Hardy and family, and John
Hardy and sister, Miss Anna, of
Lakenan, Oscar Hardy and family,
and Hillary Hardy, of Hannibal,
Mrs Mary Hardy, of Fenuer, Calif.
Near borne people were: Miss Lou
Hardy, of Monroe, E S. Hampton
and fauiily, J C. Hardy and fami
ly, John Kendrick and family,
and John C. Kendrick and wife.
Miss Lucy Gardenier was in Han
nibal Friday. .
Miss Belle Elliott went to Quincy
Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. Geo.
Deters and family.
Women of the country, according
to big New York manufacturers of
womeu's garments are balking at
the present high prices and their
failure to buy lavishly is materially
effecting trade. Retailers are now
offering price concessions to induce
trade and still their stocks are
moving but slowly. If prices are
coming down it is because women
themselves have refused to further
submit to high-price piracy. You
can't legislate prices down, as some
people see to imagine. It you
want to see 'em fall quit buying
things that are priced out of all
reason as to cost of production. The
style shops make a business of
changing styles so they can put up
the price.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Montgomery of east of town
died Saturday evening, Nov. 22,
1919, at 7 o'clock and was laid to
rest in the Holy Rosary cemetery
Sunday afternoon A short service
was conducted at the grave by
Rev. Fr. Connely of the Holy Rosary
Trust in God
In a great crisis of the nation's
history, a watchman upon the wall
sent forth the reassuring cry. "God"
reigns and the Government at Wash
ington still lives " This optimistic '
statement, following a reat tragedy,
reassured the people, and the nation
came forth triumphant from the
mighty ordeal
We are again face to face with
serious conditions in this couutry.
Everywhere there is unrest, distrust,
and an unsettled condition of af
fairs that bodes no good to the na
tion. In the wake of the war we
find scheming and designing en
emies of this country sowing tbe
seed discord. We also find those
who seek to undermine and destroy
the government itself, bold and
brazen advocates of anarchy, under
the guise of Bolsheviki. I W. W
and kindred organizations There
are also good citizens and loyal
Americans so short-sighted as to
lend encouragement and aid to-
these sowers of discontent. All of
these elements produce a situation
that is at once menacing and des
But out of the storm of radical
ism the good old ship of state will .
ride in safty, because "God reigns
and the Government at Washington
stilt lives." The great majority of
Americans are safe and sane be
cause they place their trust in Al
mighty God. And having their
faith thus grounded, they face the
future with a coura.e that will solve
every problem that may arise Be
of good cheer The storm will soon
blow over and tbe blue skies of
peace and plenty will bend above
us. "Trust in Gud and keep your
powder dry." wo3 Davy Crockett's
motto, and it's a mighty safe shib
boleth now. Ci ntralia Courier.
Miss Bertha Jaeger attended tbe
funeral of Peter Chapman at Hun
newell Saturday
Friday, Nov. 28
"Molly ol the
Tuesday, Dec. 2
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Mrs. Charley Chaplin
(Mildred Harris)
Tin; Doctor &
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3ortha Phili
Big 8-Reel Production
New Star Theatre
Saturday, November 2Q
3111 v Rhode
"The Lamb and the Lion"
A Big, First-Glass Production With
a Comedy in Connection
MATINEE at 2:30
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