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WE ARE FORTUNATE 1
By buying our Fall Goods early, and hav
ing them shipped early, enables us
to make this advance showing of
Good Dependable Merchandise
at prices that are far oelow the' present market
The good people of this community are certainly
showing their appreciation of our efforts to have at
their disposal such a large and varied stock of
goods which possess the quality and
At the Right Prices!
We are thankful for your appreciation and
assure you that our efforts shall not cease
to give you the very best possible and at
the VERY LOWEST PRICES!
A. A. Melson
Monroe City, Mo.
(Might Appeals Case.
John Curtright has appealed to
'the district board at Canton from
the action of the local board in
-placing bim in Class One. His
classification was changed last week
when bis wife filed with the dis
trict board an affidavit to the effect
that he was not supporting her. She
left bim two weeks ago. going to the
home of a sister in Kansas City.
If the district board denies his ap-
tpeal he will go to the army with
Monroe county's Dext contingent.
John was originally put in Class
One by the local board. He got de
ferred classification on an appeal
to the district board, supported by
-affidavits of Monroe county citizens.
Some candidates seem to think
-that to make a big noise and claim
everything in sight is all that is
necessary to political success. For
getful of the fact that it is lightning
and not thunder that kills, and that
truthfulness and real worth instead
of egotism and self-praise that mer
Positively A Bargain ;
. 4 room house with 2 lots, has
cellar and electric lights Cost
4100000. Price $450.
N A S Jayne & Son.
Mrs. Bud Hath man and daughter,
Nora .May, of Fowler, Colo, have
ibeen recent guests of their uncle,
Ed Yowell and family in this city.
They made the trip by auto.
The fourth Liberty Loan Cam
paign will likely be held in the
three weeks period between Satur
day, September :28th and Saturday,
. Miss Sallie Redman returned to
Palmyra Wednesday after a Weeks
visit' it h Miss Helen Southern.
Texas Gleans Up.
The early returns from Texas
showing that Gov. Hobby had won
over former Gov. Ferguson were re
ceived with approval by everybody
who kept track of the impeachment
proceeding that resulted in Fergu
son's retirement. Putting aside the
question whether Ferguson violated
the law of his State, there was still
enough in the evidence to show
that he was the kind of Governor
any State can spare without loss.
His violent and vulgar opposition
to the university, together with his
peculiar ideas about the manage
ment of State finances, was enough
to condemn him.
The voters of Texas have done a
good job in shelving him. and the
figures on the vote against Repre
sentative McLemore indicate that
further discriminating use of the
ballot has placed him in a position
where he cannot add to the joy in
Flour Prices Fixed
Fair prices to govern the sale of
flour and milling' products at every
milling point in the United States
have been worked out with a view
to stopping all profiteering in such
products, was announced Tuesday
by the food administration. Local
prices represent the freight deduc
tions from the seaboard prices.
Jobbers' prices are required to be
not more than 25 to 50 cents a
barrel over the delivered cost, and
retailer's prices not more than $1 20
a barrel over hi cost price.
Master Abbott Shearman of Han
nibal, is visiting at the home of bin
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Wm.
Shearman of near this city.
. A fine son arrived at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John Abel of near
this city Tuesday morning.
Interesting items About the
Regular services as follows:
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Preaching at 10:45 a. m.
Senior League at 8:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednes
day evening at 8:00.
H. C. Bolen, Pastor.
Services the first three Sundays
of every month. Ttnth Sunday
after Trinity, 9:45 a. m. Sunday
School 11a. ra. Holy communion
aod sermon, 7:30 p. m. union ser
vices at Park. Friday 2:30 p. m.
the Ladies Guild will meet with
Mrs. Jamie Hauly.
Monroe County Democrats can
best honor themselves by votiug for
Judge Rucker next Tuesday, thus
showing to the world that while we
would . like to honor a , splendid
Monroe County Democrat, we are
anxious to do that which is best
for humanity of the world and are
sacrificing the ambitions of one of
our own citizens . and of Monroe
County, for the good of all the peo
pie. ' Let us do our part toward do
ing the most good for the world
even though in so doing we may
be sacrificing the personal ambi
tions of a Monroe County citizen
Our boys from all parts of the Unit
ed States are giving their all for
their country; aud tbey deserve to
have the Second Congressional dis
trict represented by Judge Rucker,
the man best qualified to do most
Mrs. R. EL Leake and little daugh
ter, returned to Hunnewell Tuesday,
after a several days visit at the
home of her parents D. S. Sharp
and family. "
About Senator Wilfley
B; ck of the success of Senator
Wilfley in life, a success which
brought him the appointment at the
hands of the discerning and patri
atic Governor Gardner, is a story of
battle against obstacles, a conquer
ing fight to fit himself for service.
He started life handicapped by a
physical infirmity of lameness, a
handicap which would have dis
couraged a less courageous soul
He was frail of physique, lacking
in strength and his first fight was
for life itself. That fight he won
as he has won other fights, by a
strict and stern discipline of him
self He won his way through
college and fought for his educa
tion. He turned that education to
practical tiff airs and became a lead
er in every arena in which he has
As a lawyer, he fought fair. As
a man be has lived in the open. No
trail of broken promises, of suc
cess at the expense of others marks
bis life's pathway.
His fearlesness, his patriotism,
his ability to mister problem, at -tracted
the attention of the gov
ernor He knew what St. Louis, the
home of the senator, thought and
believed of this man. And when
the task of selecting a successor to
the late Senator Stone devolved up
on him, it was these qualities and
this reputation, not political coo
siderations, that prompted his se
lection. The few brief months in
the senate have justified that choice.
The voice of Senator Wilfley has
been raised in support ot the ad
ministration of President Wilson
His vote has been cast for the pa
triotic measures of the president.
He has kept the faith.
He is a Democrat always. He
has no record of unsavory alliance
with the enemies of his party. His
appeal is that of a staunch support
er of the president, to the members
of his party.
All local pride must be forgotten
in the election of Congressmen at
this time and the men best qualified
should be elected. In the Second
district. Judge Rucker is the man
for the place. The future of the
world hangs on the work done by
President Wilson and Congress. Let
us do our part to make it the best.
Mrs. Hunter Anderson will go to
Columbia Friday where she will
spend several days with her bus
band, Mr. Anderson who is in train
ing there. Mr. Anderson expects to
leave there about the 15th ot this
month for an unknown camp.
Mrs. Webster Harris of near Ely,
met with a very painful accident
Friday afternoon when she was
thrown from a buggy breaning her
left arm just below the elbow. Al
though a very bad break 6he is get
ting along nicely. j
Miss Helen Southern, entertained
several of her girl friends at a porch
party Wednesday morning. The
moriiing was spent in music and
games after which dainty refresh
ments were served.
Christian Endeavor Rally.
The committees of the 1st Dis
trict Christian Endeavor Society
met with the C. E. Society of the
Presbyterian Church in this city
Tuesday afternoon and evening. Ten
out of town visitors being present.
A six o'clock supper was given for
the visitors and members of the
society that evening at the home of
Mr. and Mrs, John Medcalf after
which a big rally was held at the
church. The program consisted of
readings and vocal solos by differ
ent ones of the Socity.
The following committees out of
town were present:
Rev. C. E. Nichols, Pres., Clarence.
Miss Helen Burch, Sec HannibaL
Josephine Walley. Jr. Supt, Han
nibal Miss Laura Glasscock. Tenth Leg
Mrs. W. W. Neviua. Citfcenst
Miss Lora Garrett, Quiet Hour,
Miss Bertie Newlon, Missionary.
Miss Ruby Denis, Intermediate
Supi , Clarence.
Miss .Mary Wadswortb, Social.
The other out of town visitors
were Mr Pickett and Mrs. Stickler
Lee Tewell son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Tewell of this city met with
a very painful as well as serious
accident Wednesday about noon,
while he was getting ready to go
bunting when in some manner his
gun went off the shot entering the
left lung lodging on the spine. The
Dr. was called immediately but was
unable to remove the shot Mr.
Tewell being unable to stand the
shock. He is in a serious con
dition and his many friends hope
for his recovery The accident hap
pened on his father's farm . about 7
miles south of this city.
A telegram was received in this
City Tuesday evening stating that
Nelson H. Rouse had been severely
wounded in France. The telegram
which was sent the 18th of July
gave no particulars only that be had
been wounded. Nel.-on Rouse is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E Rouse
south of this city.
A Service Aug with eight stars,
was dedicated by the Royal Neigh
bor Lodge Thursday, July 25. It
represents brothers aod sons of
members now in service. They are:
Lieut. William O. Brown,. Edwin
Drescher, Leo Begley, Corp, Evan L.
Green, John Nash, Olee Johnson.
Leo Wright and Sergt. Albert
Mr. and Mrs R. B. Williamson of
Tulsa, Okla. have been visiting his
brother, Walter Williamson and
family. They drove through from
Tulsa in their car.
Miss Lottie Moutgomery, who six
months ago offered her service to
the government as a nurse expects
to be called for overseas service
about September 1st.
Mohairs, Palm Beach, Krashes and tropical
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
Hanly & Green.