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1917 - HUGHES CLOTHING STORE, R. Hughes Has Bought...
HUGHES CLOTHING STORE, R. Hughes Has Bought Interest of L. Meyerhardt and Will Conduct Conduct Store in Own Name (From Saturday's Daily.) G. R. Hughes today authorized the announcement that he has bought the Interest of his partner, L. Meyerhardt, In the Meyerhardt & Hughes clothing store at 12 South Main, the transfer taking place at once. Mr. Meyerhardt retires from the firm with the most cordial feeling for his successor, their business relations having been both pleasant and profitable. He expects to give his attention to business interests n Kansas City and elsewhere, and will probably leave Fort Scott ultimately and reside in Kansas City. This store was established by Mr. Meyerhardt about thirteen years ago it has prospered and grown to be one of the leading mercantile establishments establishments of the city. The business was substantially benefitted by the en trance or Air. Hughes into partnership with Mr. Meyerhardt a little more than year ago, for there is probably not another man in Bourbon county with as large an acquaintance in this community community as Mr. Hughes. He was born and has lived all his life here. Following Following an experience as teacher In various various schools over the county, he was for a number of years principal of the Central School in this city. Later he spent ten years In the Fort Scott post office, first as deputy and finally as postmaster under the Taft administration. administration. Through all his business career, both In the city and as a farmer, Mr. Hughes has been highly successful. His ability and public splrltedness have been recognized by his being calif cd upon to serve in various positions of trurit and Influence, He Is at present present a . director . of the Kansas State Bank, a director of the Y. M, C, A., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Congregational .church 'and for a number of years served as a director of the Chamber of Commerce. In a,sHuming,full ownership and mam geincnt of -the -the -clothing -clothing store he, doe$ so with a full knowledge pf Its, eo'ndlt tlon and possibilities, gained through his active connection with the firm for more than a year. The trade Is well established and ' Mr. Hughes has the Ability, wide acquaintance and hlgl. standing1 In the community which should enable him to make a splendid success of the store. He will continue the policy of selling nothing but de- de- pendable merchandise and at as close a margin of profit as possible, -

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  1. Fort Scott Tribune and The Fort Scott Monitor,
  2. 09 Jan 1917, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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