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For Dad and Brother
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For Sister and Mother
Boxed Handkerchiefs i
And Numerous Other Articles for Your Selection
Specials for December
Coats and Dresses
THE HOME Or HONEST MERCHANDISE.
es sufficient labor skilled in its!' GRADE CROSSIHG . ACCIDENTS.
production to instruct the large
number of farmers who will try. to On
raise It for the first time in 1923,
'The'mnn who says dreams are a A
waste of time, that work only 1 ;
what counts In this life, knows not
that 'tis dreaming of the past und
tho future that makes life so tolera-
a recent Sunday, almost with
in the limits of a single city, eight
"That brings us to an important people wore killed In automobiles
question: Who is going to raise cot- at four grade crossings of railroads,
ton In 1923? Tho answer la, about Almost daily, the papers describe
everybody In Southeast Missouri who sinillnr'accidentB In all parts of tho bio and pleasant.
has or can get possession of a piece country. The annual list grnws.into Living only in' tho present would
of ground. The poor returns from hundreds. t be n form of existence more misora-
whont tho past two seasons will. Tno automobile Ikib become indis- hie than that endured by tho old
throw many of tho great wheat polumul0f antl with. 'something lto Kusslan exiles ix Siberia,
farms of Scott and Mississippi conn- (oll Injm0n cars in service, it is in- Happy is the mini or woman who
tlc3 into cotton, as well as thousands 0VUable that thousands of drivers can lay aside tho cures and sorrow
of acres in other counties that havi nre either, careless, too venturesome, of tho rushed and crowded today
been devoted to other crops. As,lcaf( Imve poor eyesKht, or possess ".'"d revisit tho scene of yesterday,
usual, there will be some failures, t ono or ,nore of a scoro of wGaknesses, Happy, too, is tho man or woman
"Thoro is the question of tho boll . -wlifoli sooner or later lead to acci- who live In tho tomorrow whore all
weevil also. Many think this pest'in,1)c pn,ninvn ,m. .,., ....
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TUBERCULOSIS CHRISTMAS SEALS
Christmas seals for 1922, of
which the above is a picture,
will be sold here and in the
county this December by
school children. They have
been sold in America for the
past fourteen years, in which
time the number of deaths from
tuberculosis has been reduced
more than a half. In Missouri
die deaths from tuberculosis
have befen reduced from 5113
in 1911 to 8010 in 1921.
recently to take care of the cotton
business and several clerks were
kept busy every minute of the time.
The same article continues:
"The bank remains open practi
cally 24 hours a day to take care of
the business created by the gin,
i which haB been running' several
weeks without shutting down for a
minute. At 10 o'clock Friday morn-
JEFFERSON CITY. A bonanza
cotton crop in Southeast Missouri,
which has created unheard of pros
perity in that part of the State, is
revealed In an article prepared for
the 1922 Year Book of the Mis
souri Department of Agriculture, ad
vance proofs of which have been giv
en out. An expansion of the cotton
growing Industry is predicted as a
result of the ravages of the boll wee
vil further south.
Figures prepared under the direc
tion of Jewell Mayes, secretary of
the State Board of Agriculture, and
B. A. Logan, agricultural statist!
clan of the United States Govern
ment, show that 13 Missouri coun
ties this year planted 105,000 acres
of cotton, of which 154,300 acres
are In Dunklin, Pemiscot and New
Madrid' counties. Final figures on
yield are not available yet, but the
ginnings to November 14 were 112,
072 bales, indicating a yield of
about 130,000 bales. In addition,
several thousand bales of Missouri
grown cotton were ginned across tho
line in Arkansas and hence will be
credited to that State.
On the basts of 130,000 bales,
Missouri's 1922 cotton crop was
worth $18,720,0000 to the land' own
ers and tenants, practically all of
this huge sum being distributed in
cash beteween Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.
(Cotton has-been grown in the ex
treme southern part of the State for
many years, but with exception of
Dwsklln and Pemiscot counties, has
'never hew considered a major crop.
vis a typical incident of the cot
ie' aurketlBg season, the Cape
of merely passing interest bonanza
stories such as are likely to be told
whenever and wherever a crop fail
ure in one section creates riches for
another section. These are under
lying reasons for the cotton boom in
Southeast Missouri, however, and
permanent widespread results are
likely to follow.
"Eight yeara ago C. M. Barnes of
ing there were 57 wagons waiting Marston, a member of the State
to be unloaded and the average load Board of Agriculture, prepared an
of each wagon was from 1800 to article, which was published in the
2000 pounds. That day the gin was St. Louis Republic, in which the
paying 8 112 cents a pound for cot- statement was made that cotton
ton, making the total value of the could be successfully grown' In prac-
57 wagons approximately $10,000. south of the Missouri river, thereby
On Thursday the gin received 99 ' tlcally every county of the State
loads of cotton and paid to the far-. adding $50,000,000 a year to the ta
mers within a radius of 20 miles of , come of Missouri farmers. The rav
that tovn over $15,000 in cash."
And the scenes thus described
ages of the boll weevil, which cost
the South last year over 6,000,000
were being duplicated on an equal .bales of cotton, worth $125 a bale,
or larger scale at a score of other
places, notably Kennett, Caruthers
ville, Maiden, Poplar Bluff, Camp
bell, Haytl, New Madrid, Parma,
Clarkton, Portageville, Dexter, Hor
nersville and in fact wherever a gin
"On a trip through the cotton
country during October," the article
continues, "the writer was told by
the proprietor of a country store
that he had taken in over $8000
that day In settlement of old ac
counts, clearing up chattel mort
gages and current purchases. And
by way of proving what ho said,
the merchant threw open the door
of his old-fashioned iron safe and,
revealed the interior fairly bulging
with currency. Nor la the mer
chant the only one who has felt the
wave of prosperity. The doctor,
for the first time in several years, is
able to balance bis books; old scores
of a financial nature are being set
tled between neighbors; mortgages
are lifted, and bankers find it hard
to prevent customers from paying, off
their loanB. A case is cited in
which a Dunklin county farmer' was
offered a reward if he would prevail
upon his neighbor to renew a k note
for a substantial amount which was
about to fall due. at the bank, Rural
schools in many localities declared
a six-weeks' holiday so the children
might help in the cotton fields,
w(here youthful Augers " are useful
in picking the fleecy harvest.
"All of this might be considered
have driven the borders of the cotton
belt further north than ever before
known. If these ravages are not
checked high cotton prices will con
tinue, and it 1b within reason to
suppose that cotton will be planted
in many localities not hitherto tried.
' "At the present tim, cotton
growing in Missouri is largely con
fined to a few counties within the al
luvial district in the extreme south
east corner of the State. Here are
found conditions of soil and climate
exactly suited to the plant, and as
the boll weevil is absent, Missouri
has the distinction of producing the
most cotton per acre of any State in
the Union, except Arizona and Cali
fornia, where its intensive cultiva
tion in hot, irrigated volleys makes
comparison with other sectlonc un
fair. Take the United States Gov
ernment reports on cotton condition
during tho past two seasons, and it
will be found that Missouri has
steadily and consistently led the en
tire country, ""
"The completion of several Targe
drainage enterprises in Southeast
Missouri, notably the Little Rivor
system, already finished, and the Ih-ter-rlver
system, still under way,
have added several hundred thous
and acres of ideal cotton land io the
area available for the crop. The
fact -that for many years cotton has
been successfully grown on a large
scale 'in Dunklin, '," Pemiscot anil
New Madrid counties removes it
from the exserimtBtal stage and in-
will never Invade Missouri cotton
fields on account of being so far
"Tho news of Southeast Missouri's
cotton development had an immedi
ate effect on the buying and renting
of farm land. Along in September
and October crop-renters from Ar
kansas and other southern States,
starved out by the boll weevil, be
gan to make their appearance. They
wanted land to farm on, shares for
1923 and most of them found. work'
with their families picking cotton.
.Then came the cash renters. Prices
started at $6 per acre and soon
worked up to $10 and $15 an acre.
A fow cases of $20 an acre offered
are reported. Some of the southern
cotton men are bringing their expe
rienced hands with them. Much
new ground is being cleared. Should
1923 prove another good year for
cotton in this section, which is ip
say if the boll weevil continues its
operations further south and keeps
out of Missouri, it is predicted South
east Missouri will witness a great in
flux of new settlers.
"An interesting outgrowth of the
cotton situation has been the break
ing up of many of the big farms of
Southeast Missouri into small tracts.
Most important of these are the
holdings of A. J. Matthews and asso
ciates of Sikeston, including be
tween 30,000 and 35,000 acres of
highly improved land in several
counties. The Himmelberger-Har-rison
holdings are also being offered
in small tracts of 20 acres and up on
easy payments for the convenience
of cotton farmers who 'wish to own
the land. Under conditions prevail
ing the past two seasons cottonlaiidi
in this section has averaged s.-aj
is fair and bright; that tomorrow in
which we are going to do noble and
helpful deeds and to win fame and
fortune; that tomorrow In which we
are going to move the world a mile
nearer to heaven, making it a better
place; for our dreams are to come
true, if our prayers and conscientious '
ctTorts count aught in bringing them .
to pass. Don't give up your dreams.
Don't deny yourself of this bit of'
happiness, for each beautiful, in
spiring dream mellows your hearth
and widens your mental horizon.-;
ger breeds contempt, and the driving
of an automobile is no exception It
is obviously of little use to talk of
punidhment to drivers, who take
reckless chances nt grade crossings,
for sooner or later they are killed
and their cars utterly destroyed.
Unfortunately, they usually, carry
passengers who have no ."voice in the
control of the car and who lose their
lives because of somebody's mad desire-to
cross a railroad, traek,aheud
of a train. ' It might help some if all
automobiles were required to come
to a full stop before crossing a track ; V
but the' observance of, theTule would' Old papers, large package for J
after all have to be, practically a vol- r,c, at this office. Handy for use ".
untnry one, for tho majority of un-'nruond the home, at picnics. lunch;V
guarded crossings are In the coun- stands, and many places. Get them
try. Railroads have a rule about while we have a supply on hand.
stopping a train before it crosses an-.
other railroad, or passing over ii Mnj B D CrQWe returned thla
draw-bridge, and although there are . . f Ndwbern and DyerslmrB(,
UIUUSUIIUB UL llllllia I11UH111K HUUI1 ' i
crossings' daily, nccidents at such
points are extremely rare.
In England highways are not per
mitted to cross a railroad track at
grade, and usually are carried over
head. Moreover, it is a trespass for
any but employes to walk upon a
track, a law which Is strictly en
forced. The result is, accidents
that art- constant nere seldom occr
there. It would be an incredible
hardship to expect our railroads,
with their hundreds of thousands of
highway crossings at grade, to pro
'vide bridges to carry vehicle traffic
Tenn.,. where she had been on an ex-
tended visit to relatives and friends. '
She reported a very enjoyable visit.
$100 anwMre, gross production,
wbchpn'the prevailing share basis
$ij$3iri&y, gives th(owner $25'
jWiand the tenantf who fur-
HlBHMlteams-and tools. ,75 an nc.rp'h
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overhead, but it would seem that
each State might set aside a part of
the immense revenue it receives an
nually on license fees from uutomo-,
bile owners to safeguard such cross
ings, selecting the most dangerous
places first, and each year construct
ing as many as possible.
" dement has now lessened the cost
and difficulty of such construction,
arid as the years go on, the safe
guarding would grow to really worth
while proportions. In the mean-,
time it behooves all who tour in '
cars to not only "Stop, Look, Lis-'
ten," but be sure they both see and
hear before proceeding. Popular
ijMechanics Magazine. -
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The best meats are the meats to buy !
Meals to boil, meals to stew!
The best meats always here for you !
You can send your children here with the assurance that they will return with as
choice a cut of meat 'as you would procure yourself, for we will give them what you
send them for and what they ask for.
There's nothing like a Porterhouse,
Or a Sirloin, if you choose;.
A cut 'of- Pttank, or a slice of Round, .
To drive away the blues.
The remembrance of quality will linger long after the appetite is satisfied.
Nothing takes the place of meat,
To quell the appetite!
And no meat will turn the trick
Except the meat that's right!
It's the only kind of meat to buy,
And here you'll find it waiting;
So that here's the place for you
To hie, admits of no debating !
We are the home of Quality Groceries. The four cardinal points of the Grocery busi
ness Cleanliness, Quality, Price, Service. You are entitled to them all. We observe
them all. And Christmas time is a jtd time to let us show you. Come in.
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