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Short takes from the Adair Co. News, page 1, mid-January 1922
All sorts of brief announcements and ads dotted the front page of the mid-January 1922 editions of the Adair County News:
S.L. Coffey wanted to trade an eight-year-old mare (in foal with a mule colt) for a saddle horse. Interested parties were invited to call on Mr. Coffey at the Sheriff's Office.
Mrs. Rachel Grissom offered for sale "One Reed baby carriage, Davenette, Bernice Martin bedstead, complete Victor talking machine."
Recently out-of-office Sheriff Cortez Sanders notified those who hadn't yet paid their 1921 taxes to settle with him at once "and save cost." Meanwhile, Mr. Sanders had already made the transition from lawman to newly hired assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Columbia.
The Racket Store, located in the Butler Building, had two "cards," one promising a savings of 20%, the other offering all five-cent articles for a nickel and a package of oats for a dime.
T.I. Smith of Cane Valley offered "improved One-Sucker" tobacco seed for $1.00 on the ounce, and in Columbia, the Barger Bros. wanted to sell a house and lot on Jamestown Street.
J.W. Burton announced to one and all he had just moved his stock of goods from the square to his new location "on the pike below the cemetery," and that he planned to operate a general store, offer dry goods, groceries, and to "keep the best of sugar and coffee." He also offered bargains on men's and ladies' shoes.
Furkin & Keene asked the public to patronize their grocery store, promising all new merchandise and that "everything on sale used by housekeepers." Another such "card" in the same column, this one with a different spelling (Firkin & Keene), promised to sell rugs and carpets on short margins.
"Persons wanting cottages, see J.R. Garnett."
S.H. Mitchell of Columbia offered a reward for the return of "A dark Red pup about 4 months old."
And Mrs. Geo. E. Wilson, Corsetiere, placed an ad plainly stating that every woman needed a Spirella Corset "for health, comfort, [and] style." (The phrase "Phone 142" makes one wonder if operators were standing by...)
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