Advertisement from the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), September 8, 1910, page 5:
Barrett, Stoolfer and Owens. Knowing and Doing. Isn’t it worth your while to know that you have easy access to a stock of goods that is above par in the class of merchandise it carries, a stock that is composed of the choicest product of America’s best industries? Our Grocery Department is composed only of high grade goods, all guaranteed under the pure food law. you will always find the goods in this department fresh and clean. Our other lines of goods are all composed of dependable merchandise. We make a specialty of all our different lines, and ours are Prices that Sweep Aside Opposition. When you visit our store you are assured of courteous, generous treatment. Try our methods and you will be pleased. All our interests are centered in Skidmore. We believe Skidmore is the best town in the world. All our surplus energy is exerted toward the improvement of our town and surrounding country. We are striving every day to make this even a better store and our constantly increasing trade testifies to the fact that we are succeeding along that line. If you are not a customer of ours give us a trial and let us convince you that our methods are correct. Trade where the people trade, Barrett, Stoolfer and Owens, The Store of the People.