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AN TNI 1RR1FICD DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER.
HAYTI, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1912.
A GREAT DREAD.
About- - ',() o'clock Monday
uionringr the alni'in was given,
guns wore lived, and tin noii- of
When tho high water and over
How goes down and tho I'lirinci's
get to plowing and plnnling. many
l.i1 and lleoing timNtep-s awoke of i hem may he upim.iinst a pro
all hut 'uii M:i,vi'( to mei'i ihf position such u never confront
fate of Jamestown. Shawnee- led llicin he fore, and unless they
town and (lalvestou. The ruiuli i haven thorough uixlei'sisiiuUiig
hnu- of the iuriishing waters of hnvv to prepare laud to hold Ms
from the ini.nhty Mississippi was p moisture, their crops may he
ringing its knell in every ear. ' slim. No ono can ti
THE GREAT FLOOD IS PASSING.
Tho present overflow has eclipsed anything in past history.
18H: was known as the great Hood. In 1H)1 the St. Francis lovoo
was completed along the Mississippi river to protect ihe great St.
Francis hasin. and in 1.17 the highest water yet known came and
the levee gave way at ('ariilhersvilleand 'ottonwood Point, ahout 1 1
miles apart. After this I he levee was raised from three to four
feet higher, and today the levee in front of ilayti stands from two
to four feet ahoe the highest water ever known.
Ihit al Caruthersville the sit nation is different, the front of
THE FRISCO DEPOT.
Tho box-cur depot bus been an
eyesore to Hayti now for more
than a. year, and the time has ar
rived when it is somebody's
The great number of people
now in our country who were
never in an overflow and never
used to boating were to be sym-
move. Of course the present pathizod wi'h during tho iuipentl
overllow will set the Frisco back ' jn.r danger. All things must be
considerably and put them to learned by experience, and of
greal expense, hut the funds for course many of the unoxperienc
improving and keeping up track--',,; people have spent many sloop-
iusiwhati,, , ., , , . i , , .1 , , 1, i i . i ago is an entirely diuoroni mini, i,.ss nights of terror. Hut so tar
. . . that city being protected only by the railroad dump, and to hold , ,, , .... ,.,. ,,, ... .,,.,, i ,, " . , ....
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. . ,, . . . . . ' , ., .. .ibesides. tho appropriation . for 1 concerned, anywhere in the City
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drowning women and children. ' bo dry. One extreme usually
engulfed and helpless in the tollows another, and it is best to
raging billows. TTip boots min- be governed accordingly. So the
us pants and lastly Hitting shirt-; main point is. not to plow land
1 ids were the order ot t he mom- too wet. and be ur,' to harrow it
and tlie strongest hearts the weather will lie, out it is
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. ' "iipi uiui ' in uii Mini mi it ili i t it iiwn nilUMllllp nil i i i w vm. i oiuwim
irack. It has been a hard light for Oaruthersville, but every man
has bravely stood to his post, and solar, have conquered the Father
i .1 1 1
out. while .lack O'Neill kept upwind run a crusher over it before
his heavy canoiiading amidst
overtures of r;ipi pid-tire guns.
Still the mighty gulf rolled on
the clods dry. In this way, you
will have nicer planting, will pro
serve the moisture, and the grain
and many lied for safety to the, will germinate and come up. And
second stories only to be top- lanother good thing toilo is to run
pled over and tloated away to a roller over everything planted,
perish upon the angry waters. ; It may taken little time, but it
('apt. Allen forgetteii his last i will bo time well spent and you
ciissword and Oene Popham's , will bo well repaid, as your
hair changed silvery insjend of young stuff will come up nicely
crimson and the city clerk's legs jand the ground will he smooth
w ill never be crooked again. It land easy to cultivate. In a time
was an awful hour of .siispene like this.no one should under
and agony, but when the eau.se, tike to make a crop without a
of ala rut Wiis discovered to boon- roller, and you can easily make
ly a little ripple across the Fris- 'one in half a day. Simply get a
co tracks near the depot, the log about l""- inches in diameter
stillness that followed was in- jand foot long, put a pin in either
tense. The railroad dump was lend, and build a frame around it
evidently cut for tho purpose of out of'Jxl's or heavier timber.
II Hiding the town, but will here- put a tongue io the frame, and il
a 'tor be guarded by armed men. I you want to ride, take the seat
T.iis is the second lime the track I from vour mower and use thai
It is been cut. the tirst time hi
ast Thursday, by two
the depot has already boon made nf Hayti, there was absolutely no
and is now available for that pur-1 danger, only tho inconvenience
pose and for that purpose only, '0f being surrounded by water,
and the -city of Hayti should
urge tho Frisco to got busy.
Our people have been good to
the Frisco, and the Frisco is duo
us some reciprocity more than
it has shown. The name of Hay
ti did not appear on the Frisco
folder map until tho Hayti Her
ald forced it there, .mil many
The break-in the levee al Point Pleasant has all but inundated
Hayti, and only for the dump of tho Frisco railroad our streets
would now be Hooded with water, and tho floors of some stores
would be covered. We ;i re several inches below the water level,
which hits been held back by sand-bagging and timely attention,
and the business ol the town litis not boon disturbed. Automobiles i
have boon running upon our steels almost every day.
The break in the levee at Hickman possibly relieved tho strain j
here to some extent, but not much.
Tuesday morning the levee broke at Wilson, Ark., and by four
o'clock in the afternoon the gap had spread half a mile. The base
uf the levee gave way and the rush of the water was immediate and
terriftic. It is not known that any lives were lost. This will like
ly inundate all ol Mississippi county, Ark.
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.... ..... . ... .,.,. .is .... ........K mm l. ,....,. ......... "'""joo feet of additional ri ght-of-way
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anu 11 careo-ior will oe sale.
At lU(J in. Tuesday the river guages registered as follows for
the past -J I hours: CincinniUti '.',. 1 fall: Louisville 7 fall; Sashville
l.l rise; Padncah .stationary. St. Louis 0.1 rise: Cane Girardeau 0.1 . nothing now that is not due us
living in tho upper story or loft,
etc. We have witnessed such
scones many times, and tho peo
ple wore happy and contented.
A great many boats have boon
built in Hayti tho past few days,
and some of them arecuroisitios.
Back in tho old days aboub the
other oversights and neglects only boats used wore hewn our
of trees, and they were all sizes,
some of them being as much as
:() foot long and we believe yet
that the old dugout was the best,
and safest boat over invented.
might be recited.
To begin with, wo donated
ov r $7X00. to build the railroad
from Portageville to Hayti and
about -100.00 for the depot, and
this we have asked very little
from the Frisco, and we ask
rise; Cairo stationary: New Madrid l.l fall; Caruthersville rising.
We got very little in this world
Ahout the only thing that
bothered Dr. Mayes was saving
the women and children.
The crest of tho flood is now passing, and by carefully guard- unless wo ask for it and make
ingour levee Peiuiscot county will be saved. our wants known.
It did not take many jumps for
"Turk" to got to tall timber
Monday morning, leaving every
Tt is our desire to keep all our
old subscribers, but only those
who think the paper is worth the
price and are willing to pay for
ii. We are always glad to ac
c imiiiiidato our .subscribers and
will do so, and any time they are
not able to pay we will gladly
a commodate thorn and carry
them: but those who are able to
ju.V and won't pay or do not want
.0 pay, shou'id order their paper
stopped at once. Hut any ono
not ..ble to pay ntid not bother,
only tell us to wait.
Tho recent levee sea re. and the
backwater from Point Pleasant
will prove a serious sot back to
Pemiscot county, and one thing
it will settle, and that is the of- I
liciency of our levee system. The 1
levee did not break at Point '
Pleasant, butcavid into the river!
and was not repaired. This,
hi'iiKrc no tho noeossil V 1 it' some '
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new law whereby the levee board
could go ahead and rebuild with
out waiting to get a right-of way
through farms, bul leave that
matter to bo settled later.
Lost Fountain pen. "Water
man." with eireul ir crack in rim
of cap. Ket urn to this otiii e.
WHEN SELECTING PAINT do not be influenced by the artistic design of the label, the shape of the can, or the
"few cents cheaper." THESE all have the places but you are buying the PAINT. You'll throw the can away and regret the
"few cents cheaper." The paints we sell last longer, cover more surface, hold the colors better and are really cheaper in ihe end.
Every can is full U. S. Standard measure.
YJ can do about all the painting around the place yourself unless you have special work to do or want the building painted,
fH then you ought to have a firstclass painter. For ordinary jobs you will find full and complete instructions for using on
each and every can, or if you will tell us what you want to paint we will show you what to use. Paint is not used merely to make
things look better, but to make everything cleaner, more sanitary and as a protection. The bark protects the tree, the clothing pro
tects the body, birds are protected by their feathers, animals are protected with a heavy coat of hair, in fact, nature provides protec
tion in many vvavs so why shouldn't you protect that which is yours from the weather or kicks and knocks of everyday use with
paint, GOOD PAINT-PAINT THAT REALLY PROTECTS AND LASTS?
A FEW THINGS THAT NEED IT.
Farm Machinery Bicycles
And you are AWFULLY S
you don't save your money.
You can do il by trading with us.
Now, don't be blue, come on, let us
pull together and we'll all get by.
Maybe you need only some furniture polish. We have that too. POLISHALL is a high grade varnish renewer and surface
food for all highly polished surfaces, Pianos, Automobiles, Carriages, Furniture, etc. It cleans, polishes and veneers. Per
bottle 25c. LIQUID VENEER in 25c bottles. JOHNSON'S FLOOR WAX, 50c cans.
H i B9H
EMPLE 'I II
H ' IH IH
M H'lM ii
Rakes China Closets
Black Boards Buggy Tops
No matter how good the paint or varnish may be, it cannot be properly used unless you
have a brush. We have a big supply of good medium priced brushes for home use.
They will give you good satisfaction and don't cost much either. Then we have the high priced ones too.
We have a brush for every purpose.
Rubber Roofing Building Paper Window Glass
Belle Isle House Paint $1.75 Per Gallon
IF YOU ARE NOT NOW OUR CUSTOMER, YOU WILL BE."
LEFLERS DRUG STORE