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Morgan County Republican.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING. MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS.
Versailles. Mo., Thursday Morning, Oct 24, 1912.
Our Texas Letter
Ii I'ryor, Tex., (let. 17
Mr. W. VV. Kinloch.
I5ear Sic: I believe that I am Ret
ting a little behind wite my subscrip
tion to your valuable paper, so ' here
is a check for Si. 10 to apply on
I am very sorry, indeed, to learn
that your health is so bad, but sincere
ly hope that you may soon regain it.
You ougM to sell out up there and
come down to the sunny Southland,
near the noteil Rio Grande, where the
flowers bloom nearly all the year I
believe the mild winters and the in
vigorating atmosphere we have here
would make you strong again. Even
the summers that we have are no', as
hot as they are in Missouri.
You ought to come down and
spend this winter hunting and fishing.
We are located on the Nueces river,
which was once the boumlry between
the United Suites and Mexico. Ixi
Pryor is only about three miles from
Davy Crockett's old camp, where, at
a cattle ranch house they claim to have
the old bedstead that this old trapper
and hunter slept upon when here
Crockett undoubtedly found this
country to his liking It is no won
der that he and the other heroes of
the Alamo gave their lives in defence
of the land they loved so well.
The name, Nueces, means pecan,
and the river was given tint name by
the Mexicans because there are so
many pecan trees on it's banks.
There is considerable game here yet,
consisting of deer, wolves, turkeys,
piails, ducks, j.ivebnes, (a kind of
wild hog,) squirrels, rabbits, rac
coons, foxes, badgers, bears, etc.
I.ast winter a Mexican cowboy lassoed
a bear a few miles from town and not
having a gun or pistol, he tied it to a
tree and killed it with his knife.
This country was a perfect wilder
ness until about three years ago,
when a rail pud was built straight
down the Nueces valley from Uvalde,
a town on the Southern Pacific rail
way. New to.vn- are springing up
along this ro.id and settlers are coin
ing in anil are beginning to develop
what seems to be one of die richest
valleys in Texas. Of course, the
countty heme so new. it is hard to
determine, as yet. what it will do,
but it looks' very much like it would
soon "come to the front."
. uy this climate is worth more
than S35.00 per acre, which is about
the avetage price of land in this lo
cality, and this land is good, too, just
as good as the best you have in Mor
gan county, anil a ureal deal better
than the average. This town and
cominui.. ' have about doubled in
population and development since I
Ciiiiw uorc one year ago. Of course,
La Pryor is still a small town, but we
now have electric lights, waterworks,
four stores, a splendid hotel, a pood
restaurant, a first class cotton gin, a
broom factory and a splendid school
building Hut cost about Si 2.000.00.
I like the people here verey much.
They are. like southern and western
people, kindhearted and accomodat
ing, and believe that every man ought
to have a fair show. To give you an
example ol this, I have but to call
your attention to the fact that we
hive no Dem icratic or Republican
tickets in this county. We have a
good many candidates, to be sure,
lui it is .i fn- fiiitit frir nil. We
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UdVC WI1C JWIJIIld.ll III -Vtll. IW1
county treasurer. She seems to be
running very well.
Hoping to see some ol you Mor.
canitcs down here this winter, and I
wishing you good health and prosper
ity, I remain,
Very truly yours.
V. W. Moore.
Antl-SIriKle Tax Speaking.
The Hon. Rog. Williams, of Hoon-
ville, Mo., will address the voters of
Morgan County, at the Court House
in Versailles, Tuesday, Oc. 20th,
1f)l 2. .Mr. Williams is an able and
To Whom it May Uoncorn. fordbe ker aml wi )Iain the
It has been rcortcd in various parts SU(, Amen(jmcntg Ns. 0 and 7
of the county that the undersigned is known as the Sin(,le T.IX Amcn,i.
in favor of the Single Tax Amend- n)enlSi and Rivc many reasons w,y
merit. This- is the usual campaign eiini,i 1... .1.f1.,,n,i Wrc.iiiw ..v.
lie which can always 'be expected ,...,,. .nnn f.lrn.r: ; , ,.vt Tn.-s.
iday to hear Mr. Williams.
Preaching at tno Prosbytorian
There will be preaching at the
Presbyterian Church next Sunday
morning, at ll:UO clock. Hro urr
is holding a series of meetings at
llethel. therefore, there will be no
services at night as he goes back to
just before an election, and made
I Lil J T ., .
IIUUI WI1UIC (-HIUI. 1 .1111 1IVJV I1UW,
nor have-1 at, any time been in favor
oT said amendment, and expect to
vote against it at the coming election.
Howard C. Dauoiikrtv.
The Repum.ican will be home print,
4 pages, until such time as "our peo
ple" pay up their subscriptions.
Brick Plant for Windsor, Mo.
Clinton. Mo., Oct. 17. Incorpor
ation papers of the Windsor Prick after a lingering illness, Lucille, aged
Tile Company were filed here today. 1 months, infant daughter of Mr. and
The plant will be located at Windsor. Mrs. Frank Witten. Services were
m. ti ic n.iw inr-jiwi ii W'lliiiu held at the home at 2 o'clock Tues-
Kas., and will have a capacity ol 150- day afternoon, after which the body
000 brick per day, and employ over was laid to rest in the city cemetery
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inn . imcic r ru KvnrM i, to await mo ureal iav wnen we an
l.JJ lllw H ' XIVJJVIillt 1 I J
Wouldn't Versailles be a better shall meet. The parents have the
place? Referred to the Commercial sympathy of many friends 111 their sad
WE WANT YOU TO TRADE WITH US f
Because we believe you can make money for f
us and yourself too, by so doing.
2 We Have a fine line of
groceries and are enlarg- f
i ing' our stock every day.
Died, Mondav morning, Oct. 21st,
This week we received a large
shipment of new Rolled Oats,
new pan-cake flour, all kinds
of breakfast food, new seeded
raisens, currants, mincemeats,
sweet and sour pickles, catch
ups, mustards and olives.
An educational meeting will be
held at Harnett, Nov. 2, 1012, and at
Oravois Mills, Nov. 9. 1012.
M. Wrav Wmr.N,
The BanK of Versailles
Missouri A Land of Opportuni
Jefferson City, Oct. 12. -"The
State of Missouri A Land of Oppor
tunities" is the title of' the opening
chanter ol the surplus products sect-
Supt. Morgan Co. jn ,,( the 1912 Red Hook, which will
soon be issued by Commissioner Aus
tin W. Higgs of the state liureau of
of the labor statistics.
I'liis section of the Red Hook, be
sides dealing with the 1911 surplus
we nave at an times nome grown cab
S bage, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, jf
I appies, ceiery ana an nines 01 snipped y
t fruit and vegetables. f
) If you want good coffee try our Good Taste V
Coffee. Guaranteed to please. f
1 We can save you money on flour. Get our prices, f
J Wc pav highest price for all produce. L
Price, Lutz & Price.
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10 UOOII roatlS, uiiiuiiiuc aim nB -
at the close of business Sept. 14, 1012
Iiansand Discounts, - S2i8,:.'M-.'17
Honds, - - - 1,000.00
Real Kstatc. - - 8,189.80
Furniture and Fixture. - ,'LOOO.OO
Cash and lue from Hanks 70,025 1)1
Capital Stock, full pan! .'lO.ODO.OO
SUR1M.US - - 46,72.'Lo0
Hills Payable and Redis
counts - - - .'7,0000.00
DKPOS1TS - - 21f,n20.oS
Total, $:M)Jm.()8 practically every
The Above Statement is correct.
W11.1. L. Si KriiKNS. Cashier.
Miss. Olive James, 01 lioimviue, a
former teacher in the Versailles High
School, came over to visit with Mrs.
Forman. and her many other Ver
sailles friends Thursday.
Dr. Hubbard, of St. Louis, is visit
ing vfith the Versailles folks at pres
ent. PREACHING AT M.' E. CHUHCIl.
Next Sunday there will be Sunday
School at 0 :JJ0 a. m. and preaching
11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p.m. The
morning theme, The "Heroic Age"
of Today: Evening theme, A Young
Man's Dreams and What Came of
Them. At 6 :ii0 p. m. we desire to
meet with the young people of the
church. Everybody invited and wel
come to all the services. Young men
especially invited to the Sunday niijht
S. P. Ovroy, Pasioi
1 . . 1
ture as well as iiiucn interesting aim
valuable inloi .nation concerning each
of the 1 14 counties of the state, all of
which is given in an effort to en-
nirage immigration to Missouri and
show each section of the state in it s
The opening chapter of this book
is in part as follows:
In 191 1, as in 1910, Missouri
again demonstrated that no state in
tin- Union has made such rapid ad
vancement aloni; agricultural, com
inercial and industrial lines. In
line Missouri has
gained over any previous year. Not
only that, but the state retains her
proud position in the very front ranks
of the great commonwealths.
"In compiling the surplus products
shipments from the various counties
of the state especial attention is call
ed to the fact that only the actual
shipments, as furnished by the various
railroad and express agents, are used.
I'he valuation, by groups, of these
surplus shipments Irom the state in
the year in question is given below:
Live stock, 1133,244,420! farm
crops, $33,0911 452; mill products,
815,437.730; farmyard products,
$28,818,145 ! apiary and cane pro
ducts, 859,107; forest products, 8,-
623,563; dairy products, $3,552,
096; corn cob products, 8526,300;
nursery products, $997,465 ; liquid
products, $383,888; fish and game
products S39.235'045! cotton pro
ducts, 3,161,928; medical products,
$82,200; vegetable and canned
goods, $7,479.3 1 'i-"" fruits, S31
154,348; wool and mohair, $2,304,-
we will have our first car load of
i potatoes in the last of the week.
Will sell them for 65 cents out of
the car. All large, nice, sound pota-
Eastern sngarfcllis week $5.60
C. H. Mason,
485 ; mine and quarry products,
$55,689,871 ; st'me and clay pro
ducts, $5, 883. 542, malting a total of
$342,816,196. To this amount add
ed the estimated value of certain
commodities consumed locally, $92,-
000,000, brings the grand total to
"The value ol the surplus ship
ments for 1910 was $376,545,819, a
gain lor 1911 over 1910 ol 848,270,-
"Never before has any state held
out such inducements to the settler,
the homeseeker or the investor
does Missouri at this time. On
count ol our diversilied
there nlay be found here at all limes
opportunities for every class of citiz
en, as any person with energy and i
(air knowledge of the business he
means to engage in can be assured of
"Missouri extends a royal wCicome
to every desirable citien, there be
ing room in the state for two or three
times the present population. In the
past few years thousands of settlers
from Iowa, Illinois. Indiana and Ohio
and other states have come to Mis
souri, purchased homes and are now
among those who are loudest in their
praise of this great state.
"Not only have we prospered in an
agricultural way, but along education
al, social and commercial lines as
"Every indication points to o con
tinuation of Missouri's wonderful
prosperity, and we welconje the
chance to 'show' the rest ' of the
world that Missouri is indeed a Land