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The Christmas celebration of 1918
will not be quite the ordinary one
of cheerful but sometimes super
ficial merriment. There are many.
many homes where there will bean
empty chair for the boy who lies
-under the soil in France In mil
lions of others, the boy is separated
by thousands of miles of distance
Tne broken circle can not have
quite the unbroken joy of ordinary
But it is a Christmas that should
run very deep into our lives It
will seem more like the first Christ
mas of all. Then as now war had
been ruling the earth. Defiant, ar
rogant tyrants sat on their thrones,
and made cruel war. The Christ
was looked to as the one who should
bring peace. No other blessing was
so much desired.
So for the past years we have
longed for peace with the deepest
yearning of the heart. Now it has
come, and the Christ spirit has
triumphed over the forces of wrong.
Its silent influence has proved
more powerful than the worst en
gines of war the malice of man
could produce. It has overthrown
the greatest system of military
force the world ever created.
It has nerved men to fight on un
til wrong and injustice were pulled
down from their high seats of power
and humbled in the dust. So let
us gather about our firesidts with
a deep thankfulness that the long
inga of our hearts have been fulfill
ed. Let us not forget the homes that
are empty and broken, whether by
the losses of war or by pestilence.
Let no one be lonely or hungry on !
this blessed day. We must make
it a time of joy for the children, so
that they shall remember it as the
greatest of the year. So let our
Christmas be one of love and
generosity, the open bouse, the re
onion of families, the hand of wel
come, and relief to the friendlsss
Fred Smith, who has been em
ployed in Hannibal for more than a
year has gone to St. Louis where
he has accepted a position with the
Wagner Electric Co. Fred is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Smith of
Mrs. H. B Sparks and Miss
Mackey See were Hannibal visitors
HORE SHOPPING DAYS
NO DOUBT THERE ARE A FEW
YOU HAVE NOT YET BOUGHT
Possibly you could not decide just what
would be suitable for a gentleman. But
wouldn't you feel safe in giving something
from a mans store a place he visits more
frequently than most any other?
Clothing and furnishings are not only
necessities that he would have to buy, but
they are luxuries that impart , real joy to
the recipient Every man has a desire to
dress up at least occasionally.
These items are yet to be seen in splendid
assortment at our store
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SUIT CASES Umbrellas
SCARFS Bill Books
W. Chains OVERCOATS
Raincoats HAND BAGS
CUFF LINKS Handkchfs Mittens COLLAR PINS
Visit Our Store, You will Dispel the
Dread of Winding up
j-fANLY & 'OR BE
CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND BOYS
....WE HAVE FOR THE..:.
a large line of Christmas Can
dies, Nuts, Oranges & Lemons.
TUST a few items to help make your Christmas
u Dinner complete Grape Fruit, Apples, Celery,
Olives, Peanut Butter, Pickles, Powdered Sugar,
Grape Juice, - Mince Meat, Dried Peaches, Prunes,
Pears, Apricots, Raisins, Cranberries, Asparagus
Tips. Eggo Substitute for one dozen eggs only 25c
We have a few gifts for the men
folks-r Fancy i Pipes, Cigars, Pound
Jars of Smoking. Tobacco.'
Fresh Groceries and Vegetables
Always on Hand
Alonroe City, Missouri
Xmas Then and Now
What a vest difference there is in
the Christmas of today, from the
Christmas of our forefathers. Id
those days there was not the hurry
scurry shopping,- abd costly, some
what useless gifts given with the
thought that the receiver might
give a finer. one in return. "The
gifts given in those days were gifts
of love, wholly in keeping with the
day celebrated, says a correspond
ent in a exchange
For many weeks and months did
mother spin, color and wind the
yarn, and, knit on wooden needles
or a bonehook the warm neck scarf
or mittens for her ' loved one, every
stitch bearing a message of love.
And then as thetime drew, near
how savory the kitchen smeMed
every time one entered, but, ot
course, nothing was visible for moth
er or aunty or grandmother had
safely hidden away the tender gin
gerbread and spice cakes, and the
brittle molasses taffy, plates of but
terscotch and other candy rich in
Dut meats.".--. '.'
What happy times when the
stockings of all Bizes, and almost all
colors, were bung on the mantel
shelf above the wide - fireplace,
where old Santa had no trouble at
all to come down and deposit the
numerous thtDgs from his pack in
the dapghng stockings.
1 Misses Ella Gentry and Daphne
Crawford were in Quincy, Saturday.
Gov. Gardner Monday appointed
Prof, John J. Jordan, of Chillicotha"
a Republican, Connty Superintend
ent of Schools of Livingston County.
In announcing the appointment
Gov. Gardner said Jordon had been
prominently identified with school
work in Livingston County for sev
eral years. The Governor ; said he
believed partisaa politics should
not be a factor in the selection of
school superintendents. - '
The - Governor appointed Miss
Helen Bridges and Miss M. A. Gillis.
both of St. Louis, - as members of
the State Board of Examination)
and Registrations of Nurses for a
term of three years. , Miss Bridges
succeeds Mrs. Mary A Nelson, and
Miss Gillis succeeds herself.
The week of Dec 30th Jan. 4tb
has been named Peace. Jubilee En
rollment Week by the Chillicotho
Business College. New classes, new
reconstrucction courses, scores of
new students, many soldiers re en
rolling, formalopening of new dor-,
mitory, state club receptions, open
ing" of basket ball seaBon, lectures
on reconstruction it's sure to be a
big week. " - ; - ';. ,
Miss Cora Mefford, of vHunnewellt
and Harry a Sheets, ot Kansas City
were married in Shelby ville Satur
day of last week. They will . make
their future home in Kansas, City .
Kansas. . ; '