Newspaper Page Text
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 days. 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 and destitute. 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 this city. Mrs. H. B Sparks and Miss Mackey See were Hannibal visitors Monday 4 HORE SHOPPING DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS 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 .". v "f v rPPt SUITS Sweaters SUIT CASES Umbrellas HATS Toques SCARFS Bill Books W. Chains OVERCOATS Raincoats HAND BAGS Housecoats CAPS Gloves TIES CUFF LINKS Handkchfs Mittens COLLAR PINS m Visit Our Store, You will Dispel the Dread of Winding up Your Shopping j-fANLY & 'OR BE CLOTHIERS FOR MEN AND BOYS N li I XMA ....WE HAVE FOR THE..:. S TRAD 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 B. SPALDING 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. State Appointments' 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. . ; '