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ft tfemnletti ll Our immense Stocks of New Christmas Merchandise are com plete in all departments. The tide of Christmas Shopping has set in and there seems to be a marked tendency toward EARLY SHOPPING. We want' our out-of-town patrons to get full choice of the new things and not wait until the assortments are picked over as they must inevitably be if you wait too long. From basement to roof the store is one big Christmas bazaar, and every section teeming with the choicest of. Christmas mer chandise. Never before have we been so splendidly prepared to supply your every Christmas need whether for man, woman or child, in a range of articles, brand enough to meet the requirements of every taste and tna demand of every packe.b3.1k. Corns early and often, roam through the store. at will, and view these mammoth assort ments of appropriate gift artx.es and DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE, bat COM: EAXLY and get FIRST CHOICE. I Mm.W 5th an New Point, and Vicinity. WIII Aelon ami wife went to St. .loc Monday. Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Hot kin made a trip to Mound City Monday. , Mrs. Fannie Kelley In having trouble with an Inft'CU'd thumh. Murl Jamison visited at t Ik- cen tral a short, time Sunday morning. I Thnm.Kcevcs.of ForestClty.eame , out Saturday ti visit at thu homu of A. M. Sloan. Mrs. S. 1. Hershncr went to Malt. lam) Sunday to attend thu funeral of Warren (Jelvln. After a few days. Shannon Han man will lie found In thu Dreher-Dragg-Mumi hardware. Mr. and Mrs. (.'has. Nevlns came down from Maltland Salurdav to visit at the home of Will Kneale and fami ly. Chris. Jamison and family and Murl Jamison, of Forest City, came out to li. J. Miller's Saturday to visit over Sunday. Tht! storm king made his appear ance Monday, and Is certainly holding a carnival. It makes It hard on the corn buskers. Mrs. (irace Hoffmann and hahy returned homo last week, and Mrs. Maud Shew maker and hahy returned to her homu Sunday. ('has. Fluids and family have moved Into the dwelling occupied hy Messrs. Killam. Chas. Is clerking in tliu store and driving thu teams. j Mrs. Shan Mardman returned last I week and Shau and father returned Sunday from Slanfonl, Mont. Thcyi are certainly glad to gel hack to "Old I MI..oo." This will lie a genuine J Thankgsglvlng for thuin. They wllli occupy their old homu place audi will soon hu "at homu" to their many friends. Napier and 'Vicinity. L. A. Hanks butchered thogs on Monday. I.. A. I tanks Mulshed gathering corn Friday. Mlsylla.ul Kdwards spent Wed iiesday'nlght with Mrs. C. ('. Ilrown. - C. ('. Urown, I.en Hyrd and Joe Noland helped Ceo. Swope thresh his alfalfa. ' C. C. Ilrown and sons, accompan ied by Lee Hyrd,;were In Mound City on business Saturday, Steel Morgan, after a few days' visit with his parents at Napier, re turned to ,liis work in Kansas City Wednesday. Mrs. J. II. Morgan and grandson visited J. J. Ilrown and family Tues day afternoon, as did U.S. Drown and family, Sunday. Thu box supper at the Montlcello school house Friday night was a com plete success, something over 130 be ing raised. Miss Hazel Edwards is to be complimented as a good teacher. Nkmo. vWBr vwm YwT HrlHi, MrrWijU- .Vsvirlullmi lluiliii.n) I'm i Ftlix Struts. ST. JO.EPH, MO. jj Men's and Young Men's Convertible Collar Overcoats 12 these Overcoats were just the ordinary $12.50 aod $15 kind there would be no par ticular advantage in your spending the time to come to us for them you can get ordinary coals anywhere. But to get Well made, well lined, ail-Wool fabrics in diagonals and every other design that's in Vogue, made convertible collar style at $12.50 and $15 is not an ordi nary overcoat proposition. You'll find these values will compare fa vorably with costs you've seen at $18.50 and $20 We haven't ofjered such values in years. The assurance that you will save several dol lars on every garment, together with our plan of rebating railroad faics, ought to appeal to event man who needs to be careful of his expenditures. IE 11 ! I It II ll V U II t si I ll St. Joseph, Mo. li Monarch. V Dollle Quick Frank Colhour's. spent Sunday at Kdgar Luniley and Lester Dlack made a trip to St. Joseph, Saturday. .las. Smith and Clarence Lllley made a trip to St. Joseph, last week. Mr. Kylu and family, of near Rlchvillu, spent Sunday at It. L, Hughes. Mrs. James Smith and son, Den nle, visited In K I wood, Has., Friday and Saturday. Win. P. Graham and wife, of near Fillmore, visited at John Gra ham's recently. Hemember the preaching services the second Saturday night and Sun day of December. Jhnmle Smith spent a few days in Kansast, last week, with relatives in Klwood and near Troy. -George Trauh and Boy Aehworth say late corn Ik alright, but It Is a mighty cold time to gather it. Mb psypf - Helmtfil, 15 00 I! ii l l i ii ii i it r III I it t il Hoy Colhour and Piestou Krutyeri and lllauchu Jeiinhis, of this neigh-j iMirhood, attended the party, Friday i night at I!. T. Chllcoat's, of Noda way. Those who spent Sunday at Clar ence Lllloy's were: ('barley Flint and wife, of Andrew county, Grace and Donald Graham, of near Fillmore, t .....I,... -..! II... '""""' , """u '"'''''.;' ml. flr'ili null It.iriil,... W...I.I. ...i.l A I ""I " " .inniii nun i- thur HiiL'lies. CUKFOim. I -The Ladles' Aid Society, of the!rl:MBCo 0,h anfl 0Qth 1Q1, Presbyterian church, gave a farewell btMBtK ",n ana IVlt. reception to Mr.andMrs.J.S.Cuniilng. 2 ', I DAYS ONLY I '. 2 bam on Tuesday night of this week at the church. A nice program was For which I will pay following prices rendered, consisting of speeches and j 1,1 CASH, Craws to lie Kmpty: music, after which dainty refresh-' nmk 7 l-2c ments were served. Mr. and Mrs. All Young itoosters 7 l-2c CunnliiL-liam leavejiext week. Wednes- day, for Scotland, where they expect to 8pend'thu-Ohrlstman holidays; af- i.. uii'iti.ii niiffl'i;m,,n!!,'!. - 'r, - ,.' - tc,.Ui Africa, where they do mission work. ' Judge Porter's court was . . tt rtolngj, business Monday; last weejrf 'flalsliKMowtav, Ing sdme unfinished business, carried over fwno f lit nreylous wfwk!; j 1; v Hellex ('uujiltiglism as.ijtlrijlfll.stra, tor iniuic tier nnai semcmem in the Monlmla Cooper estate, showing a balance of t'JIl.si), which was ordered distributed to Wit). F. Cooper. Ilelhv Cunningham., till.! each: to KhnaAl kite and Leila Frakcs, Mii.w each.' The administrator was ordered dis charged. W. A. Drowning was appointed guardian of the Annie II. LoiuUm c' tauv M.C. Ilrumh.tiigh llled his ilth set.., tlcment, s guardian of lluel Kver- hart, showing balance of flntd. ':!. nora (.uoperldcr ttled demand against the Ida Frailer estate, for the sum of "MuM, for be, days' service for nursing and housekeeping for thede ceased, at W per day. Judge Porter ordered a Jury, which was composed of :llurry Kreek, Sid. ttussel. Chas. HarMam, C.-li.yMiint). Chas. Knock, Hobyrl Hatch. They gave a verdict for the plalntlir for the sum of Iihhi. II. ')' Alkltc epresflitetl the plalntlll and Frank I'etiee the administrator, 15. V, innmhis. The defendant tiled nnllcAnt appeal to the clicult eouit. A collateral Inheritauci' ta was as. se4sl (in the estatu of .lami's K. No land: leal estate valued. at 4s. , li.tm.ViMs of KWlfer Son lor il'.V 4ii: W s. Ilodgln for ttl.ju: Hr. J. L. flit Weie tiled against the Sarah A. Pioctoi estali1. The following demands were Mini again! the Ida Fra.er estate: (!. W. Illtt.-'xi: lr. W. C. Prniid. Mr. .1. M McClanah.in. tIJ. C. (i. Ilosiw Ick, In charge of the Win. Ilsley estate, uiaile his tlnal s(. tleiiieiit: balance, 7:(.l P.riii'st Kiilleiibach, as executor of the John Kalteuhach estate, made his llual settlement, showing a balance ol fiiini.L'o. which was nnlcied ilM rlliui ed eiiallj to John Kinesl, Fred and Geo. Kalteuhach: Mrs. Kiniiia lleaton and Mis, ChiMlna llurger. each IHI..YI. The will of Cordelia ( i lilt- was ad mitted to piobate November 'Jl. W. K. Stuhlis ami C. H. Thomas wit. tiessed the will, which was executed hi Ilioil. She glu.s all her personal property to her nephew, Gen. oilu. and all real estate to him during life. M. E. Church Notes. Theie were three accessions to t i chinch hy letter Sunday morning. F.ycry teacher and oitlcer with nm; exception were present ai .NHiiiaili school and the attendance was safely above the red line. The young people's choli added very much to the inteiest of the prayer meet Ing Thursday night. The mid week prayer service Is one of thcuinM helpful of all the church services. Come and enjoy it with us. In hehair or the ladles, of the Kns. woith Hospital Ladles' Aid Society, we wish to thank those who made c. ml rlhut Ions toi their annual ha.ar and dinner. The League service was lamely at tended Sunday night. Mis. Minnie Mooruled anil made the subject of Home Missions and our duty to the ast number of foieigners coming to this country most luteiesiiug, hy Inciting a most animated discussion among the young people as to how best Americanize them. It was the gen eial conclusion that it was the duty of the church toghe them the gospel as the greatest agency In making them desirable eltl.ens. The topic for next Sunday night Is, Ueproduc Ing the Mode'." Kph. I: I Mil, X. WANTED LIVE : POULTRY ! Wanted a Car Load of Poultry to he - .1., .,., ,,... I lit, nit ' ' i ..a.... .... ........ ............. I'OIIKST CITV, JIIHSOUIII, THURSDW and FRIDAY. OE L"CkH K, F. 07c 'Turkeys'1'!,' !.'!"!' !'!'.'.!!'! Old' ItfwsTers, . . . . - - - OOc lOc O-lc W. ill. XL 1U net hi X , Ii' I l ' I . I . .!,, A. Lease visited in Jo-tcue, i i I -Philip Shull, t MoumlUty. wts. ,,lti this city, Monday, i u -i-MIss Mttrle. Maker vKlted' ih Mound City, Tuesday. ' - Sam ltanrlall and family, visited 'FatliCr and Mytlu'r, Hois, Sunday. Mr. Alberts, 'who has lieeti very low with pneumonia, Is slowly recov ering. - - Mrs. IrWue Mathers and children visited relatives In the country uler Sunday. , , - Henry Hlobards and Peter Gal hralth, of Oregon, were in uurelt on business, Monday. -Mrs. D.ie Wallace spent several days with her daughter, Mrs. Fraler, near Curon, this week. Miss Grace Kollmer attended a party out at the Fuller home.ln Kim M'.v district, Filday exeiilng. Mrs. Margaret Secnst left Satur ilav to visit at the home of Mr. Hut ton, In the Denton neighborhood. lohu'.McMullen and family. Miss Jessie lloy.l, Will Thomhlll and wife Were the guests of relatives, near Or egon, Sunday. Mrs. Maty Haley returned fioin Klrksville, and will remain several .weeks, assisting In I he business atlalrs at the Homo, Hank. Joe l.owry, who has beeuUite feeble the past few Weeks, Is slowly convalescing, and hW friends hope to see 1 1 1 1 1 1 out again soon. Mi. iiml Mrs, Hoy Anderson, of Kimsey neighborhood, attended church, here, Sunday morning, and weie guests ol relatives the remain der of the day. Mis, Tim nt.maurk'c went to Kansas City, Saturday, to visit her husband, w ho Is In a hospital there. Their many friends hcic hope to hear of Ids speedy recoveiy. J. II. Lucas, wife and daughter. of Toukaw a, Oklahoma: David l.oucks, wife and little Miss Alice, of Mound City, spent Tuesday in our city, the guests of their uncle, Henry Actou. Mis. Combs entertained hermoth er, Mrs. David Cooksey. of Denton neighborhood, Sunday: also her broth ers, Joe, Fred and their families, and her sou, Neal, wile and daughter, of iregon. (Jultc a number of our young peo ple attended an oyster supper at the lllulf City school house, Friday eve ning, while another crowd went to Montlcello to a Imix supper, the same evening. Mr. Smallwood, of St. Joseph, was In attendance at the iiiarterly confer ence Saturday afternoon, remaining until Sunday evening. While here, he, with Dr. Dlggs, were at home at the parsonage. Mr. and Mrs. William Kollmer entertained at a Sunday dinner last Sunday. The following weie guests: T. C. Fuller and wife. Mr. Acton. Miss Irene Fuller, Miss Nellie Acton and Mrs. Apgar. Wednesday being a birthday for Mrs. Albert Kollmer, a number ol fi Idles sui prised her hy gathering at her lioiue before she lei urned Irom praver meeting, and, as usual, all re port a good time. i ur city was thrown Into a small storm of excitement, Saturday alter noon, when it was teamed that Kd. McKiieu, a recluse, had been found In his home In a dying condition. He was removed to the County Farm, where he died the following day. Dr. C. II. Dlggs, or St. Joseph, transacted the business meeting lor the llrst iiiarterlv coufeieiice ol the year at the M. L, church, Sal unlay afternoon. Dr. Dlggs delivered thiee excellent sermons while heie. Satur day at II a, in. and at 7::iu n. in. and Sunday morning at II o'clock. He made many 1 1 lends while here. IUji.v . LIVE poultry WANTED! Delivered at car at depot, Forest City, Mo., on Weduesday, Dec. 6, Thursday, Dec. 7, until noon, For which we will pay the follow ing prices. Craws to ho empty. Hens 07c Springs 07c Old Roosters 03c Ducks 08c Geese 06 l-8c Turkeys 12c Shumate & Butler. """'For " (Delayed LctteY.i i - Mrs.V(k-8.' Lease iVs'fbcen'(i1llt'e ill for the past week. n M,"Mltitorr made' a" trip to"1 Mound City' last we. J. K. Slater made a trip to St. Joe one day las iwcek. - K. K.'llnyd and wife visited II, It. Stuart and wlfe'Slinday. We arc still having pretty weath er, which e Very 'one Is enjoying. Miss Maggie Martin visited her brother, Wuu Martin, last week. , -The L. II. M S, held the social meetlngtlasi, week. All report a good time. Nellie Whipple went to spend the winter with her sister In Iowa last week. Miss Helen lllnkle has gone to spend some time with relatives Inthu South. Miss Nellie Million and escort. vMted relatives near Forest City lat Sunday. Mrs, Geo. Dixon ha returned home after a vMt with her mother, Mrs. lihodes. Mr. and ('has. Williams went lit litllo last week to see Mr. Nolalld. who Is very low at this writing. K. L. Craig writes us that he Is much better, lie says he helluvesthu Southern climate agrees with him. Miss Stella Dutrlck letiirned to Itulo, Neb,, Sunday after visiting with relatives. We understand shu Is teaching school at the Indian tes ervatlon. Quite a crowd attended services rendered by the new pastor at the brick church last, Sunday. We were Informed there would lie services again next Sunday, held hy a Dev. Davis. Quite a number of our merry young folks loaded In a wagon and went to the box supper last Friday night. We are sure they enjoyed themselves, for we rarely hear birds singing at midnight unless we are happy. We aie glad to see our young folks he so sociable, but it is rather unpleasant for the older ones to hu. disturbed from sleep at thu hour of midnight. Precious goods are 'always ill parcels. Of such Is the little town of Portfscuc. Although It l-smn.ll, It Is a bumper, for the past three weeks Win. Hill, the elevator manager, has taken In at the average of M loads of corn per day. Talk about work hu has It to do. And line corn! Oh, my! the Fortescue farmeis have it. One day he look In X' loads, another day in. Can It he heat by any other town of its sl.e In Missouri? ,KX' M. L. P.hcrt Is In' Hiawatha, Kali., and will spend the winter with his sou, Sid Lewis, No Hunting. Trapping or Tres passing on my premises will he per mitted. 1 1 i:n itv Wisi:. The following names were Inad vertently omitted last week from thu list ofdouotsto the Mum show haaai: Mrs. Stella Zachinau, Dovina, Texas; Mrs. Matilda llariuon, lllawath, Kan sas; Mis. A. It. Cohiiru, Chllllcothe, Missouri, and Mrs. Maude llltihanl. Mayoworth, Wyoming. Not many mouths ago one of our eltleiis was given a Jail sentence for a minor otlense, and on promise of good behavior was paroled. Hi- took a notion mil to report and "skipped.'' thus v Isolating his patolc. A few days ago Sheriff McNuliy received a letter fioni him, staling that he wanted to come hack, and make his paiole good. That he would lather "come hack loOlil Holt and serve his time than be fiee in Nebraska." Woaicsorry to leaiuth.it Mis. LiuiNc ricuetihaiim, of Wathcua, Kan., had a stioke of paialysls, Thiiisdav morning of last week. Nov. :';t, and Is now in a seilous condition, not much hopes being elitellalued for her lecoveiy. This will he sad news to hoi many fiiemN in Oiegon and vicinity. She Is the wife of Dev. F. . Fiegeiibaum, formerly pastor of the German M. P.. chinch, of this city. She Is ueaily Su years of age. Mis, Nella Johnston, who has been In the hospital at St. Joseph, under treatment, was opera :cd upon Monday of last week by Dr. Daniel Moiion. who removed a hVlh tumor. She is resting as comfortably as con Id possibly be expected under the Irving clicumstances, and unless unforseen complications arise, we may look for her back home hi the course of a cou ple of weeks. Her many friends hope so, at least. We are Indeed sorry to learn that T. P. Fltzmaurlee has been compelled to go to a Kansas City hospital whoro he will remain a matter or threo weeks or more, very probably having to undergo an operation. We trust hu may rt turn homu Indue time com pletely restored to health. In tliu meantime, thu work of overseeing his large farm falls upon his wife, who last week personally superintended tho Milpplng of .'1,000 bushels of wheat and thu haulliig of 4,(H)0 hush-. els of corn.