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: SHOE PRICES
Sbowa Decrease of SI. 50 to
; $2 a Pair, According
to C. B. Mil-
THE COLUMBIA EVENING MI5S0UR1AN. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 6, 1920
Has Not A(Tixio.1
-Price of Dry Goods or
Shoe store, in Colombia are reJucing
- . ,..,,, . result ol lower man,
laclurere prices. The etfect is to Vtima.
e tra.Ie. C a M.IIer reports . g.i.,
in receipts over last September in spile
"" ucea prices to the consumer.
-.. uaw m snoe prices is not
temporary, like a decline in most other
wmmoaiiies.- ,,, Mr. Miller of th.
Atill. Ct s.
" iim company, "it represents
the downward tendency in the cost of
. TV1?- Tt '""" 1Iity of shoe for
hich you paid I&50 or $9 last year is
wu'"s uus van ior f t.
Mr. Miller tars that all lines of 1W
'," re tin( sold at a much ber
puce now than a vear ago, and will
eraduallr gr, . nnepected
renditions arise. This is due to tlie fact
that manufacturers are ipioting lower
prices and that l In- merchants are re
ducing their martin of profit to ihe mini
mum. There is alo a reduction of Ins
icrjr prices from those of Ijt Jear.
Ine hu)cr Loons, of course," said
sillier, tlut he can bur at less now
than formerly. Bui he must deiciid up
on tlie ilealcr's guarantee for quality, hi
le does nut alvtav realize that he is
yetting the henrfit of an actual reduc
tion in price on the same quality of
shoes, rather than the substitution of a
cheaper product at the reduced cost."
The decline in prices has nut affected
grocery trade in, Oduntbia very much.
J. C. .Arnmlead of the Armislead grocery
and W. M. Scott, of IW-cr and Scott,
said that people were buiinc sugar and
uthcr groceries tliat have declined in
Trice no more than befqre. Mr. Scott
said he Wined people were waiting for
a greater reduction in sugar prices. Ac
cording to J. 1). Van Horn sugar sales
at tin- Van Horn grucer) are larger but
there is not a noticeable change in other
trade. E. C. McCallitcr said sales of
sugar and Mtatoes hail increased, lie
added that the fact that this is canning
tesson might account for the sugar sales.
A ri-e in the price of potatoes later in
the season when they must be shipped
in refrigerator cars would be expected.
That may be the reason people are buy
ing llum now.
The decline of prices has not affected
the ilrv goods stores and general mer
chandise stores. A. Fredendall said it
had had no effect whatever upon hi:
CHARLES DICKENS AS
A MAGAZINE WRITER
Oscar Rilcj, a former student in the
School of Journalism, now president of
the Japan Society in New York Gty, is
collecting for the library of the School
ef Journalism, first copies cf English
and American magazines. A number of
rare old bound volumes hate been re
reived, among which is the weekly jour
nal, "Household Words," conducted by
The first paper of "Household Words"
was published by Ward, Lock & Taylor,
London, on Saturday, March 30, 1850.
The purpose of the magazine is stated in
the foreward: "The name that we have
chosen for this publication espressos,
generally, the desire we have at heart in
originating it- We aspire to live in the
household affections, and to be number
ed among the household thoughts of our
readers. We hope to be the comrade
and friend of many thousands of people
of both sfics. and of all ages and con
ditions, on whose faces we may never
look. We seek to bring into innuraer
able liomes, from the stirring world
around us the knowledge of many soc
ial wonders, good and evil. Onr 'House
bold Words wijl not be echoes of the
present lime alone, but of the past, too."
Perhaps the most famous sketch lliat Political Economy,
appears in this volume is "A Child's
Dream of a Star," by Charles Dickens,
the editor, appearing in the second pub
lication of "Household Words."
Back, in 1850 it seems that persons
were troubled with rising rents and the
price of chops. We read from "A
llundle of Emigrant's Letters" "Rents
are rising rapidly here, you can't get a
cottage with 2 rooms under 7 or 3 shill
ings a week they have rose my rent to
The same fellow writes an account
of a light supper he had one night. "1
almost forgot to say that I wanted some
thing for my supper Saturday night so
I went to the butchers to get some chops
anil 1 had a pound and a half of the loin
Zd fine sheep hearts and a sheep kidney
and how much do )ou think they was
why only 4d the lot a fine bullocks lid
ney is only 2 and a very fine shin of
beef 4d or 6d what will the London but
cher say to this." These letters were
Hiiiten by an bnglislimaii in Melbourne
to stimulate interest in English colonies.
Could an English beef eater resist such
an apjeal as this?
The volume contains much tlut is
quaint, much that gives an intimate pic
ture of English life in 1850, and much
that is of real literary value.
Another volume of interest is the il
lustrated magazine for bnvs and girN,
"Our Vouug Folks." Our 'young folks of
IKftS, for the first copy appeared iu Janu
ary ol that year, mud have Iieen of
robu&t mind, for the contributors tu the
magazine did not feel it necessary to
clip th-ir expressions la simple mono
Harriet Beecher Slowe wrote man
tkrtihcs and stoiies for "Our Young
Folks" and the first story in the first
lopy is her "Hum, The Son of Buz."
The delightful story of the raagir
"Thumbling" appears in the same is
sue. Tlere is a continued story, apre
cursor of the Alger Ivpc, called ""Sin
ning His Way," running through man)
issues. There are enigmas, puzzles, con
undrums and transposition Iu lease llie
brains of these old fashioned girls and
Jhn Crcenleaf Whittirr ami Iui-i.
Alcolt, by their contributions iIKlcaed
the Iilrrary value of "Our Young Folk1
Tlie old volume brings us near to the
childhood life and manners of Civil War
lavs, and impresses us with the fad
tlut not only are cnp!e of the whole
world kin, but lire hcarls of all ages
"Tlut the navigation of the air mav
vet be accomplished, the demonstrations
of Ilurelli and other men of science to
th" conlrar notwithstanding, we .can
well believe, in view of the difficulties
which science has already overcome; but
the maclune, when ready for flight, will
probably be heavier than the air, and
will owe its elevation not to buovancy.
but to the jtower by which the bird
lifts itself into the higher regions of
Wc find this prophecy in an call
copy of "Scrihncr's Monthly," which
was established in November, 1S70.
"Scribncrs Month)" was born after
llw death of "Hours at Home," its in
pretending precursor, and merged with
it "I'mnaWs Magazine" of old Knicker
bocker culture and prestige. The maga
zine Itears a statement of its purpose in
its editoncl columns, which department
is headed "Topics of the Time:" "To
obtain live best reading tltat money will
buy, to furnish the finest illustrations
procurable at home and abroad, and to
make a magazine that all will desire to
possess and feci the riclier for posses
sing this is the ideal of the taper.
Among noted contributors are the
names of Edward Eggleston and Hans
The illustrations are comicaL If cue
would luve a hearty laugh, he should
look up the illustration of the "tooth
powder man" in the December issue, 1870,
and other city venders as "the balloon
man," "chestnut man" and the "Ssh cart
er.4 If it is a thrill one seeks let him
read "Jailbirds and Their Flights" in the
same number. Old magazines what a
wealth of interest they present!
Putnam's Magazine" was also estab
lished in those days when the publiea.
lion of a magazine was a hazardous ad
venture and when the brave editors must
have a superior "knack of hoping." "Put
nam's Magazine" was a revival of "Put
nam's Monthly." The first copy, January
186.1, gives the general plan of the maga
zine, the leading onject was to set
forth discussions of questions of Public
Policy, Religion and Education, Science
and Art, Industrial 1 ursuil-, finance.
d Social Science;
with ample provision (or the various de
partments of general Literature, in Fic
tion, Poetry, Essays and other forms."
"Variety is the life of a popular maga-
line." the editor writes, and alas that
editors should sometimes forget ihe
truth of it. It seems that the contrlbut'
org did nut write for fame, as -most of
the stories, articles and poems appear
unsigned. Perba this modesty affect
ed the qualit) of material presented.
All these volumes are of especial in-
Icrest to the literary ranger wlio likes
to think back as well as to look fore
ward. Reflecting the life of a day that
is gone, echoing the ideals of a past gen
eration. they preserve the hopes of prog
ress and the imperishable faiths of man.
TELL OF THEIR SUNDAY
SCHOOLS AND WORK
Mrs. C W. Younger and .Mrs. Stock
Ion Fountain arrived here this morning
to attend the Boone County Sunday
School convention as representatives
from the Christian Church of Central!.
They tell of a community teachers" train
ing class which the Methodist, Christian
ami Baptist churches have formed for
the more effHent training of teachers.
This class meets each Monday night and
an) one interested in Sunday School woik
may take the course, which is under the
direction of the Methodist pastor.
CIIBISTIAS COUEflE HAS PIC5JC
VandlTfr's Farm the Location of An
nual Fall Celebration.
The Christian College girls, faculty
and officials spent the afternoon and
evening Monday at Yandiver farm on
the Blackfoot gravel. This is the col
lege's annual affair in celebration of the
coming of autumn. A baseball game
was the feature event. Other games and
contests filled the afternoon program.
At 5:30 o'clock the college chef ar
ived with an elaborate gypsy lunch. A
long line of faculty and students formed
and passed a natural front line trench
receiving the food in cafeteria style.
After supper, the crowd formed in a
remicircle around an immense bonfire
and spent the rest of the evening sing-
ng and giving class yells. The sute
clubs sang their state songs. A snake
dance and the alma maler song rlosed
Three R's Taught For 40 Years
In Missouri's Only School
Mrs. Salhe Hinshaw. Miss Maltie V.
Uindiaw and C II. Ilirshaw, delegates
of the Smith Chape! Churfh in Ashland
district, say that they have come here t"
get information of methods for orgap
tzing a more efficient Sunda) school.
Mis. Abigail Chrisiidii and the Rev.
and Mrs George T, Itolston of the
Methodist Church at Ashland repnrt that
their -Sunday sihonl has recently organ
izrd a young people's clas, a cradle
loll and an adult ilass
ron'iiiiuns ami gelling aiiull ! Tra, IjuiiMjiij, and
i. She and Paul II. Vcilh. who' :r,ublicaus h- said, a
e this iii. ruing as adminisira j clume of apldriug
inn uierin,cmrflt, came here North Carolina this )ca
Miss Lottie Mav Use. one of the
stale officers of the Missouri Sunday
SlrioI Aisotiation, has just reccnllv
been added to their staff. Her work
deals especially with giils l-ctwcci! 12
and 2J years, improving religious edn
ca!ina! conditinns and gelling adidl
from the Lincoln County convention.
John W. Fcnlon and Miss Hsie Mav
Fenton of llintun said their Sumliy
Schol had gjined about twenty mrrc ,
bi-rs after ihe ronrenlii.ii I.t spring. J
Kev. J.T. Ilrndriv, Ir. J. II. MrMinr
Mrs J. Ruby Hull and Mrs 1. W. Nixon
represented the Methodist Church at
Ha'Isville. Mrs. E. R. Hamilton from
the Red Top Christian Church In Halls,
ville says the Sunday School is putting
hi primary v-erk due to the adilte of the
Sunday School convention last sprirj.
CLEABEIi s-1,1500 OX FCHS
Brifhli Colnmbla 'Toman Is Success
Mj VmMti rrrM.
VICTORIA, B. C Oct. 6. Mrs. Wil
liam Chambnlain, wife of a rancher near
Invermcre on ihe Columbia river, prov
ed last season tliat women can be sue
cessful trappers She cleared 11,800 on
furs with sixty traps As pioneer in a
new feminine industry, the set an ex
ample tliat will be followed by, many
women throughout British Columbia this
falL She is prrjiatieg to trap on a larg
er scale. Jlcr Imp lines ill be set with
200 Iraj-s wlien llie season opens in Nov-emlicr.
When last season ended her seasons
catch comprised 700 mipkrat; and many
weasel, mink, skunks and red foxes
WIU, BIIEIK THE SOLID SOfTH
Mill HJ Say Republicans Art to
!y IV'-I rs.
COLbMlll'S, Ohio. Tlie Republican
this )r-ir will break into the solid south.
Will l!a)cs. Republican National coal
mine chairman, drclarrd yesterday when
'lie stopped here enwute In Marion for a
lonfercnce with Senator Harding.
Tlie R puhlitaivs lie a-scrled, will raj
ture alt the New Fngland states and every
state west of the Mississippi except
Trxa, Ijoiiisiaiu, and Arkansas Tlie
Ixi stand a good
V, V. I'luli -Meellnic Posipoued.
The merlin" of the Christian College
Cluli, wl ich was supposed to meet Thurs-'
ilar tvniin" has been indrfinitelv oot
i ..r ,i. r,t.4iL r tv- i
srii"u oil ai ivum i'i nit ut.iti s.
Beginning in 177 1, at St. Louis, readin.
vrritin', 'rilhmclie and spelling were
taught for forty years by Missouri's "irst
school teacher, J. B. Tribcau. lib sciical
was the only one, and he was it f-rly
teacher. In St. Louis for nearly tin en
tire forty years.
Tlie first academy wliirli was chartered
in Missouri was that at St. Cenevioe,
1808. In that jear, an act incorporat
ing Su Cenevieve Academy was passed
by the Territorial Legislature of Louis-
una. The poor and the Indian children
were taught free. Tlie curriculum in
cluded no theology. Elements of French
nd English were taught at all times.
The institution depended upon tuition
fees and donations for support. Two
years later the population of St. Gcn!
cvieve was llie same as that of St. Louis,
Columbia College, Columbia, was the
Cist unchartered academy iu Missouri,
according tu Barton's "History of the
Academy in Missouri." Regarding this
academy, Mr. Barton's history sa)s: "It
began work the first Monday in Novem
ber, 1831, with Thomas Miller as super
intendent. This college buihling and
grounds were a part of the subscription
to the University of Mi5oii and were
formally delivered to it. Ibis building
is still standing west of and just oppo
sile Ihe Paikcr Slenmrial Hospital."
v" hen Missouri became a stale, provis
inn. was made for the organization of
"one or more schools in each congre;.
sional township as soon as necesMry."
UPHOLDS I. IV. IV.
All Out! Federal Board Men
Important Meeting THURSDAY, 7 P. M.
Room 200, Ag. Bltlg.
Thai's Tomorrow Nigltt
liar Criminals Contlcli-d
S. Court In (Iilcac-ii.
Py Vmttrt rvs.
CHICAGO. Oct. k-The United States I
Cou't of Appeals las uplvM the s-!i I
tenets til lug Lilr Haywood and ninety.
three other L W. W.'s convicted for viola- J
lion of war lime acts
The cay has been before the cuurls'
for two years. Haywood was sentenced i
to prison for twenty years and will be'
taken to the Federal Prison immediately.!
TTir: Cast of Groceries.
Fresh Fruit of all kinds
and Fresh Vegetables. -Abo
lite Home of Wedding t
Ring and Wish-Bone Prod
ucts. Johnston Bros.
Say it with Flowers
Froh roses ciicirry morn
ing. AKo all oilier flow
ers in season, always right
from our cle.ven modern
We are members of the
florist telegraphic associa
tion and can have orders
filled iii any part of Amcri
ica within an hour.
All kinds of Palms, Fcrn
and other decorative
Rcmemlver "always fresh
flowers" when ordering
Seventh and Broadway
Free scliool was allowed for all poor chil
dren. One section of every sixteen in the
state was set ou to be sold for schools.
In addition, seventy-two sections of
line County lands 'were given. This
made a total of about 1,250,000 acres.
Tlie nucleus of the public scliool sys
tem In Missouri was formed in 1839
when a act W3-. passed which outlined
a drfiuiie plan for such a system.
11k Crst universities and normal
schools in the slate came later than the
public elementary sclmols, and at a great
er cost to the people. Boone County,
wilh a population of 14.000, gave $117,
900 to bring the University to Columbia.
Edward Camplin. a man who could
neither read or write, gave $3,000 of this
Democratic iVomen' tinu to Xetl.
The Democratic Women's Club will
meet at the courthouscat 2:30 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon in the County Court
room. Reports of chairmen of commit
tees will be read.
Pencils $1.00 up
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I I I "i I I 3at s
III l 1 e-i I I
111 II r"5 a I &&!&.
III m95s i
III feg-s- !"""""
Hiir V S r ' 4
(IMIk W TOAST for the Little Folks f
xSfKKLt N Sensible meals for the children always include i
i )Wr III generous serving of delicious golden-brow it toast. I
HI How the kiddies lo.c ill fragraul, crunch good- "
I III ncss along witn inetr miiK and stewed trail!
I 111 s
' llll -
A thing of beauty is II
. joy forever.
Hate us frame your
pictured and they will
always lc m good 111 1
fpomc of ihcm like it best served a inilk.toast
And there you have the ideal building-food for
sturdy little bodies.
Columbia Maid Bread
is pure and uholcMimc good for any child. It's Jcst
for the babies and older children when you make it
into loast, for TOAST HAS ALL THE VIRTUES OF
UHEAD BEST OF ALL FOODS.
aaivvvvvvvvvuis T wSt
Perfect is what our enstotnersaaymboat
It fills itself, cleans itself and will not leak.
Simplest in mechanism. $2.50,93.00.
$4.00, $5.00 and up.
We are offering our entire
stock of high grade Bicycles at
a. discount of 10 per cent and
some etfen lower. In this sale
is a machine equipped with
good tires, coaster brake, large
handle bars and saddle; 28-inch,
wheel, at a price of '
Salvation Army Brive
Starts Saturday, ctober 9th and
continues through Mon., Bet 11th
A House-to- House Canvas Next Sunday
This campaign will be conducted by Vocational Students
and members of the American Legion. These young men
will visit every home in Columbia Sunday. If you cannot
arrange to be at home on that day leave your subscription
with some member of the household or with a neighbor: Be
4sure and see that your subscription gets-in.
zT.z-m.u.i t.,"t vM4.wu.nwnn
Ask the Sridier By abut the Salvatim Army