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pecial November Sale!
The Cost of Living.
Official statistics based upon data
obtained from forty-two large cities
in different parts of the United
States, indicate that the increase
in the cost of living will average:
Food, 52 per cent; rent. 10 per cent;
clothing, 44 per cent; fuel and light.
31 per cent; sundries. 35 per cent.
The percentage of increase, graduat
ed according to income, is as follows:-
Families with incomes up to
$600, 40 per cent; with incomes
from $600 to $1,000, 38 per cent;
families with incomes from $1,000
to $2,000, 37 per cent. These fig
ures show how much more it cost
to live January 1, 1918, than on
January 1. 1916, provided the
standards of living remained the
same. They will probably fall short
of the true increase, because when
prices are rapidly rising, cheaper
articles are substituted by the pro
ducer as well by the consumer. It
is indicated that the rate of increase
at the present time over that of
January would be obtained if about
6 per cent or 7 per cent is added
to all of the above figures. The
actual statistics fail to bear out the
generally accepted remark: "It
costs twice as much to live now as
it used to."
That people as a whole have ac
cepted a lower standard of living is
proven by the official figures show
ing that the actual increase in an
nual expense runs from twenty-ty-three
to thirty-one per cent in
different sections of the country.
It is likewise interesting to follow
the industrial situation, and to find
out how it is hit by economic
changes. The labor situation has
become a big problem in all indus
tries, owing to the rapid increases
ia wages. The cost of materials,
fuel and transportation has added
to the burden of the situation.
Little boys duck and cottonade
coats for every day and 6chool
wear. Hanly & Green.
fin iCk RopfrnJn Tohln We have gone through our stock and
U1I Hie OdlgdlU ldUie picked out all odds and ends and dis
continued lines and have put them on the bargain tables; if you can
find youV size, they are REAL BARGAINS!
Ladies' $6.00 Kid Button Shoes, low heels,
Ladies' $4.00 Kid Button Shoes, low heels,
Ladies' Gun Metal English lace shoes, low
Old Ladies Kid laced, wide toe, low heels,
This sale is for CASH, no goods sent out on approval or ex
changed. Come early while we have your size
BOULWARES SHOE STORE, Monroe City.
Among all the changes that make
America a different place from
what it was a year ago none is
more striking than the change in
the position of women'. We see
them in uniform on street cars and
in the postal service; we find them
on wharves aDd in machine shops;
we discover them at prescription
counters in drug stores; we see
girls by the thousands pouring into
offices; and many saleswomen who
wait upon us now are middle-aged
or even elderlv. In places where
a year ago certain organizations
were saying to women, "Please keep
out," they are now saing, "Come
and help us we need you."
What will it mean for the future
no one nan tell Will it mean
more thorough and practical educa
tion for women or, as it too fre
quently meaning just now, even a
briefer and more superficial educa
tion. Will it mean happier or less
h aopy homes? Will it mean high
er national standards or lower?
Now, in the blur and confusion of
the change, no one can say. But
one thing it certainly does mean to
day, and that is a challenge to the
American woman such as she has
never faced before; for the man of
the business world is going to treat
the newcomer in his field exactly
as she asks him to treat her asks
him, not in words, of course, but by
her daily attitude. She can de
mand and receive courtesy, in
places where courtesy has not been
the rule before. She can create re
spect not only for her womanhood
but for her ability; every woman
who makes herself valuable or,
even better, invaluable in her new
work is breaking a path where hun
dreds of others will follow. She can
bring a finer conscience to certain
tasks, or she can work merely for
money or for the novelty or excite
ment of it, blind to the great vision
of responsibility and opportunity,
and caring for nothing except her
own small life. Which shall it be?
S12 colored lace boots, French heels,
10 colored lace boots, French heels,
9 colored lace boots, leather Louie heels,
7.50 colored lace boots, leather Louie heels,
$6 and $7 tan English lace low heel boots,
THE STARS AND STRIPES
History of the American Flag
Since its Adoption
1777, June 14. Created by the!
Continental congress, in th.'se 1
terms: "Resolved. That the flag of1
the United States be 13 stripes, al-1
ternate red and white; that the un-!
ion be 13 stars, white in blue field, .
representing a new constella
1777. July 4 - First thrown to
the breeze on a vessel of war, the
Ranger, by John Paul Jones at
1777, Aug. 3 - First fired upon,
on land at Fort Schuyler.
1777, Sept. 4. First carried into
qction at sea by John Paul Jones.
1778, Feb. 14.-First official sa
lute received by a foreign country.
1783. First displayed in an Eng
lish port by the schooner Bedford
1790. First carried around the
world by American ship Columbia.
1824. First carried through the
Straits of Magellan by the mer
chant ship Endeavor of Salem,
1829 First raised in California
by Cept. James P. Arthur, a sea
farer from Plymouth, Mass.
1839 First carried far beyond
the Antarctic circle by the pilot
boat Fying Fish of the Wilkes ex
pedition. 1844. Fiist carried around the
world by an American steamship.
1848. First displayed upon the
Sea of Galilee by the expedition of
1853 First displayed in Japan
at the landing of Perry's party in
the bay of Yeddo.
1861. First raised and kept fly
iug on a public school by the high
school of New Bedford, Mass.
1867 First raised in Alaska on
Men's Gun Metal $5.00 English Lace Shoes
Misses Patent Kid $2.50 Button Shoes,
Boy s Gun Metal $3.50 Button Shoes,
the transfer on that territory from
Russia to the Uiiit' d States.
1868 Raised over the Midway
island?, in the Pacific ocean, the
first ocquisi'hn ever made by our
govern nent in this way
186S Planted on the summit of
Mount tibktr. 10,613 feet above sea
level, on the occasion of the first
ascent of die peak by man.
1871 Carried into the interior
of Africa by the Henry M. Stanley
1873. Fira raised on the sum
mit of the Andes by a party of
American engineers engaged in
1877 Unfurled for the first time
in the far interior of China.
1917. Displayed on an European
battlefield for the first time by the
American expeditionary forces in
Don't overlook the best line of
sweaters in town. Wool and cotton
sweaters from $10.00 to $125.
Hanly & Green.
The report that the Kaiser has
said he will not be willing to abdi
cate but that he would consider
converting his office into a heredi
tary presidency under a constitu
tion like that of Great Britain is
not confirmed, but it has at least
one earmark of truth. The heredi
tary nature of the office to which
the Kaiser aspires accords with
his character and fits in nicely
with the fact that as a candidate
for an elective effice he probably
could not carry his own ward.
Virgil Summers who has been
operator at the M. K. & T. railroad
for the past several months went
to Hannibal, Wednesday where he
has accepted a similur accepted.
Mothers appreciate a good cordu
roy trouser for their boys such as
Hanly &. Green are showing at
Paul Maddox arrivd home Mon
day li tht after a five months stay
in Wahlnton. D. C. a here he has
beon duing government work. Paul
is just rcoverinj f.om a severe at
tack of ii.fiuenzj rid has just been
able to ie.ive the hipit.d. After a
two weeks visit i:i this city with bis
parents. Mr. ami M.s. Win. Maddox
and other relatives tie will leave for
Camp Lee, Virginia, he being in a
Cotton gloves of most any sort.
Cotton flannei with nap-in and
nap out, mittens with one and two
tnumbs, bed tick mittens, jersey
mittens and jersey gloves for any
member of the family". Hanly &.
Mr. und Mrs. Einmett O Stod
dard, of Hannibal aud Mr. and Mrs
Robert Howell, of Woodland were
Sunday guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. P. F. Stoddard.
Mrs. Evan Smith was called to
Hannibal, Weduesday by the ill
ness of her daughter. Mrs. Paul M,
Boys and mens jersey sweaters
in solid colors and stripes at $2.50
and $300 Hanly & Green.
Greatly reduced prices on all
trimmed hats Friday and Satur
day. McAllister & Lee.
Mrs. Ed Jackson spent part of
the week in Hunnewell with her
daughter, Mrs. Yancy Byrd.
Mrs. Clarence Rausdell and chil
dren left Tuesday for a visit with
relatives near Stoutsville.
Greatly reduced prices on all
trimmed bats Friday and Satur
dayMcAllister &. Lee.
Ross Quick left Sunday night
for Galesburg, III., for a several
Flannel shirts for men. Dandy
values at lowest possible prices.
Hauly & Green.