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ILL open their new stock of
Dry Goods, Ladies1 Suits, Coats,
Shirt Waists, Skirts, Ladies' Ready-to-Wear,
full line Shoes
New Millinery Stock
In Connection Ladies' Newest
Patterns in Hats Opening
ay, Sep. 7.
Red Cross Benefit
In order to assist the Red Cross we will donate
2 per cent of sales on opening day.
We extend to each and everyone a personal invi
tation to attend our opening.
Fifty-Fifty Rule Change.
With the coming of the new
wheat crop the Food Administration
has made some radical change in
the wheat conservation rules. De
spite the prospects for a large crop,
all conservation cannot be thrown
aside; but such stringent economy as
was patriotically observed by the
American people last year will not
be necessary. Tnere will be no
wheat less days and wheatless meals
this year, according to the precent
The fifty fifty rule, requirinu that
with every purchase of wheat flour
an qual amount of some other
cereals be bought, has been rescind
ed. Househoulders may now buy
one pound of substitutes with every
four pounds of wheat flour, or they
may buy Victory Mixed Flours con
taining 20 per cent substitutes
mixed at the mill.
These Victory Mixed Flours will
be of four kinds: mixed wheat and
barley flour, mixed wheat and corn
flour, mixed w neat, barley and corn
flour and mixed wheat and rye flour.
Mixed wheat and barley flour will
be in the proportion of one pound
of barley flour to four pounds of
wheat flour; mixed wheat and corn
flour in the proportion of one pound
of corn fl.uir to four pounds of
wheat flour; mixed wheat, bailey
and corn fl mr in the proportion of
one pound of barley flour to eiht
pounds of wheat fl aur; and mixed
wheat and rye flour in the propor
tion of not less than two pounds of
rye flour with three pounds of
The Ralls County Record says the
war is strengthening the sense of
national unity because all of Uncle
Sam's nephews realize tint they
must be cousins. Judging by the
crowd around the marriage license
counter a good many of the nephews
are growing mighty fond also of
their cousins, who are Uncle Sam's
The French are harvesting 1,800.
000 bushels of wheat in the con
quered and re conquered portions of
France. This wheat was planted by
the French, grown und r German
domination, and will make bread
for the Allies.
Kespohl-Mohrenstecher's most ex
traordinu'ry "Early Fall Shoppiug
Sale" has been especially designed
with a view to enabling the people
from the country districts to beuefit
by it on an equal fo.iting with the
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Christian receiv
ed word Sunday that there son, Guy
had arrived safely overseas.
Governor and McAllister
Governor Gardner and Attorney
General Frank W. McAllister will
be the only two state elective of
ficers who will not be required to
register for the selective draft un
der the new bill extending the ages
from 18 to 45.
Secretary of State John L. Sul
livan, State Treasure George Mid
dlekamp. State Auditor George
Hickman and Superintendent of
Schools Uel W. Larakin will be re
quired to register. Middlekamp is
38 years old, while the other three
are 41 years old Judge Fred L
Williams, of the Missouri Supreme
Court, will be the only member of
that body which will be required to
register. He is 39 years old.
Tlie majority of the male em
ployees of the state department, as
well as the Missouri Public Service
Commission, will be in the new
Miss Opal Vaufihp who'has been
employed for several months as
bookkeeper for the Proctor Grocer
Co., left Friday nuht for Leaven
worth, Kansas, where she will enter
a hospital and will take training
for a nurse. Miss Bess Montgomery
will fill her place
Miss Vivian Lee is visiting rela
tives in Quincv.
R P. Heath, of Hannibal spent
part of the week in this city.
Miss Viginia Jacobs, of Goss is
attending the High School in this
Mrs. Mark Swearengen has been
a recent guest of Mrs. Mollie Bowers
Miss Helen Southern left Monday
for New Bloomfield where she will
begin her school work.
Miss Mary Etta Kellev spent p irt
of the wee k in Hannibal with her
aunt Mrs George H Shaw.
TilJen D'laney who is attending
Gem City Business College, spent
week end with homefolks.
Roy D. Finch left Tuesday for
Jefferson Barrachs from Ralls
county far li:nited service.
Mr and Mrs P B Dunn left Mon
day night fur Chicago where they
will visit their daugorer, vliss Clara.
Mrs. Anna Ashley, returned to
her home in Viarshall' Monday after
a weeks visit with her sister. Mrs
D. J. Ebey.
Mrs. b. A. Vhiler returned Satur
day from Morning Sun and Burling
ton, Iowa, where she had been visit
Miss Gladys Clark after a several
weeks visit in this city with friends
returned to her home in Memphis,
this state Monday.
Miss Mary Bottoff after a several
weens visit with her brother, Paul
Bottoff. and family, in Beardstowp,
III., returned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George DeLashmutt
and children, of Burlington la., are
visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. E.
E. DeLashmutt south of this city.
Fred Smith and friend, Miss Mag
gie Closs. of Hannibal spent from
Sunday until Tuesday in this city
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Evan
Mrs. John Campbell and son,
Robert, have returned from a sev
eral weeks stay in Princeton, Ind .
where the latter has been under
Mr. and Mrs. M. C Yonell, a re
cent bride and groom, visitrd in
this city from Sunday until Tues
day at the home of his uncle. W. T.
Youell and family.
Miss Lizzie Gottinan has accept
ed a position as saleslady with the
A. A Melson Dry Goods Co. Miss
Gottman will fill the vacancy made
by Mrs. Lutie Kendrick. i
Mrs. W. W. Tait went to Qjincy
Saturday for a few days visit with
her sister, Miss Maude Scott Eu
route home she will visit Mr. and
Mrs. H. B Maddox in Hannibal.
Misses Ethel Ragers and Miry
Dirigo accompanied by tlie Litters
father, John Dirigo, went to Qjincy
Mouday where the two ladies will
enter Gem City B.isuiess College.
Another thiug that has been ex
ploded lately along with the big
guns in France is the obsession
that a nation has to be an armed
military camp in order to fint.
Germany has been prepared for 40
years and the raw troops from the
United States aftrr one year's prep
aration jump in and lick 'em to a
frazzle us Teddy would say
At the annual metiug of the
Missouri Association of Sheriffs held
in Jefferson City last week, the
sheriffs adopted resolutions asking
the next legislature to provi le fo r
making the sheriffs eligible for a
second term. A few years ago the
term of sheriffs was increasedj.from
two to four years and they were
held ineligible for re election. Tt.e
sheriffs also ask for an increase of
from 5 to 10 cents in mileage while
on official duty, and an increase
from $2 to $3 per day for court deputies.
war wedding was solemnized
at St. Stephens Church at Indian
Creek, Wednesday morning, Sept. 4,
1918, at 9 o'clock, when Miss Nan
Seward became the bride of Mr.
Ernest B. Hagn, Rev. Fr Thos.
Fox, of Indian Creek officiating.
The bride is .the daughter of Mrs
Kate Seward and a most excellent
The groom is the son of Mr and
Mrs R. L Hagan and left yesterday
with the Monroe County contingent
for Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas.
A large number of people are un
der the impression that the fljur
that is used today is mixed with
some other meal or substitute but
such is not the case, Before the
war every standard mill made four
distinct grades of flour froui the
same wheat and received six prod
ucts from the same grinding, name
ly: High Patent, Straight Patent.
No. 1. and No. 2 flour, also ship
stuff and bran. At this time only
two products are received from the
wheat flour and bran. The mills
have gone out of the b isiness. at
least during the war, of ranking
fancy flour and of making different
kinds of flour.
Twenty-one wealthy farmers of
Clinton county. Mo, are named as
defendant in a suit for $100,000
damages filed in the federal court
by A. M. Lawrence, a farm hand,
who alleges the defendants named
in the petition were members of a
mob which took him from bis nome
at Lathrop on the night of July 5
and beat him with a strap after he
had been hanged from the branch
of a tree until he was unconscious.
Mrs. Lutie Kendrick who has
been saleslady in the A, A. Melson
Dry Goods Cu., in this city for sev
eral years has resigned her place.
Mrs. Kendrick with her daughter.
Miss Mary went to Quincy Tuesday
for a several months stay at which
place Miss Mary will enter Gem
City Business College.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maddox of
Hannibal were guests of their par
ents in this city from Saturday un
WHY REMAIN A
The young or middle
aged man without trade,
condemned to drudgery
of common labor, with
no hope of getting any
better wages than the
market price of common
labor, never had a better
chance to improve his in
Any man of average
intelligence, who shows
willingness to work, and
an aptitude for the work
assigned him, can soon
find himself in posseess
ion of a position that will
pay the prevailing scale
of wages lor skilled work
men, rather higher than
the common labor rate.
If you enter our eir plo. we
will try ami place y u in a
dept. where vour parri.-ular
experience will en;!Me yu to
to work yourself into a posi
tion both permanent and
profitable Our facory oper
ates 12 months in thcytar
If not satisfied will present
surroundings we would iike
to hear from you.
Parlin & Orreiriorf,
Manufacturers of firn Implements