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Health ia good.
Since Indian Summer strolled in
we have been taking a look at some
Perhaps there will be some great
fatalities. among onr turkey population
soon. The crop is a big one. Edu
cated turkeys roost high now.
Mr. and Mrs. John P. VVclty, who
have been visiting in the settlement,
will depart today lor Mound Ridge,
Mrs. David Scheidegger , who came
here to attend her father's, Mr. A. J .
Mosers, funeral, will leave for her re
spective home at Fort Morgan, Colo.,
this week 1
Miss Clara Hamlin is giving good
satisfaction with the Walnut Grove
Miss Gingerich, of Iowa, is visiting
her brother, Amos, of Walnut Grove
The cider mill shut down last week.
There would have been lots more ci
der to make.
J.G.Todd is building a tenant
J. W. Kauffman has made a big
concrete water tank.
Ruby Huuter was seven years old
Saturday and a number of her school
mates visited her.
Pastor Allen baptized forty-six into
the membership of Akinsville Baptist
church last Sunday.
Miss Mary Kauffman is sick at this
Charley Harrison is selling wood
at one, dollar per load.
People are gathering corn.
Prairie Valley beef ring is on the
A Mr, Garbcr sold one of the Hays
boys a span of mules for more than
four hundred dollars last Saturday.
The members of Freedom chureh
made the pastor a Thanksgiving do
nation. Mrs. Mary Martin has been visit
ing in Pettis county .
T. M. Hunter, Charley Hunter,
Horace Hunter, and their families
spent Sunilay with Frank Hunter.
Hon. J. W. Kauffman last week
built a big stock tank. It is built of
concrete and is a substantial affair.
Joe Moore has movrd and rebuilt
his big cattle shed He has put it
near his tank and silo.
Myram McCollistcr and Joe Ridler
have each built new chicken houses.
Joe re-covered his barn also. , . '
Geo. Drown returned last week
from the south part with abi ut 50 nice
cattle, whi.h he will graze and feed.
J. J. Mclean, of St. louis,. visited
W. A. Taylor laft week. MruMc
Ijean is agent for gasoline lighting
Githenng corn is interesting most
of the farm:n no". S me are doing
some fall plowing.
A. I.. Ilowlin spent a few d.ivs on
the creek visiting' and trading.' .lie
delivered a nice fill v to Will Mailolc
for which he received S50.
Elmer Sparks ibas- his: new house
well underway and is digging a well,
getting ready to be at liorue.
Chat. Marriott, of die lravoi,
while in the Mew feed yard Salnday
was kicked on the leg by a horse and
pretty badly hurt. Dr. Well dressed
the wound. 't
Miss Mary Katrffman k iok ;um1
had the doctor Sunday. AIo Kolit-rt
Hunter had to have the doctor Sun
day. Both reported oetter. '
Mrs. Knsuiiugcr. Mona anil ltcsic
Huffman viiited Mr. and Mis. Green
Huffman at Lithani Sunday. Mr.
Huffmin is at . th-r l.atlwm hospital.
Mrs. Huffman is arting nurr.v.
Compare these prices with
K'f -Nt VM 1
Extra fine granulated sugar per cwt $5.40
Extra fine granulated sugar 16 lb for l.OO
Home product Flour, per cwt 2.4O
Fancy Patent Flour 2.50
Turkey Hardwheat Flour 2.4O
Choice canned corn, 4 cans for .25
Cannedhominy, 3 cans for .25
New Jlluts. Jietv Crop.
Almonds, English. Walnuts, Brazil
nuts and Filberts per lb. 2Qc
Fine Mne of candy, prices from lOc to
35c per lb.
To attend the Red Mill Colfee Demonstration
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23.
rial nriria on turkcyi. chickena.
J etfrfs and all produce that you have to
4 We pav too price or trade for all produce.
4 rrice, lutz & Frice.
If we were a defeated candidate
we certainly would see the votes
counted for we know some one swiped
a vote for Old Frank Minor for prose
cuting Attorney ol Morgan county. If
one lole is swiped why not hundreds.
We know Frank got one vote for we
voted for him in preference to what
was on the tickets. We have not
seen or heard hide or tallow of that
Dan Rabcr, who recently sold his
farm, has bought land in Indiana and
left Monday for his new home.
Mr. Steve nr. who sold his farm to
I.ige Williams, has bought the Kricl-
ing farm, northwest of Versailles, and
moved to it last week. He says it is
mighty nice to have a home and be
out of debt.
Mr. I)oyal, ot Enid, visited and
transacted business in Stover Saturday.
Mrs. Campbell, of Enid, went to
Cole Camp Friday, to see her father.
who is very sick. He is 88 years old
and little hepes of his recovery is en
l.ast week some cowardly sneak
burned about forty stacks of hay be
longing to Hilderbrand brothers and
others iu the neighborhood. These
law breakers should be brought to jus
tice it possible.
Geo. Btizan and Shores Hunter,
road bone"; have been doing a lot of
good work on the roads the past two
weeks. Iet the good work go on.
Condensed Official Kcport ot the
I Condition of
The BanK o! Versailles
Made by a Committee of Stockholders
at the close of business Sept. 14, 1012
oans and Discounts, - 5248,334 -37
Bonds, - - - 1,000.00
Real Estate, - 8,180.80
Furniture and Fixtures. - 3,000.00
Cash and due Irom Banks 70,025.01
Capital Stock, full paid
Bills Payable and Rcdis
' founts -
The Above Statement is correct.
Wiu. L. Sikpiikns, Cashier.
Thanksgiving is gratitude inaction.
Gratitude is thanksgiving unnexpress-
ed.The cynic says there is no gratitude
and thanksgiving is hypocrisy. Hut
the cynic does not know. Because
his heart is like Dead Sea fruit, all
bitter dust within, he need not so
interpret all humanity. If he read
aright he will find the world full of
gratitude, much expressed in thanks
giving and more held unsaid in the
heart. Thanksgiving Day is a ua-
tional holiday set apart. Then there
is turkey on the dining table and
gratitude on parade. As the Fourth
of July is annually given up to the
display of national Big Head, so the
last Thursday in November is by pro
clamation of President and Go vcrnor
made sacred to individual Big Heart.
It is better to have the Big Heart than
the Big Head indeed the Big Head,
universal affliction ol humanity, the
great American disease, is only
curable by the Big Heart. Thanks
giving Day is antidote for the Fourth
of July. The turkey is satisfactory
supplement to the bald and bawling
The season is appropriate for
gratitude. There are sorrows which
bring mourning, but so also are there
spots on the sun, motes in tnc sun
beams and a dash of dust in the
bracing air of fall-time. The poet
has slandered November. The
month is not nearly so black as it's
painted. The November sky may be
laden at times, but the barns are full
The leave nuy fall, but the harvest
borne has come. Anil November
brings Indian summer with its hint. of
a lover's caress jn the air,, the blue
smoke lazing upward and the long
red sunsets full of love and mystery.
In November the world disrobes,
stands a moment in grim nakedness
before the forest fire and then draws
around it the snow while robe De
cember brings and lies down to rest
till the, bluebird sings his reveille in
spring. Thanksgiving Day stands at
November cfose, a brief space for
goodnight kiss of gratidude, a fie si
tance for homage unto Nature's God
The nation has abundant cause for
gratitude. When grim old Governor
Biadford, he of Mayflower birth into
this continent, issued his first Thanks
giving proclamation, the colonists
had but five grains of corn apiece , so
near was Azrcl. Death's pallid mes
senger, at the cabin door. But the
stout-hearted Governor proclaimed
a day of thanksgiving, the first this
new world ever knew. And theu he
sent oat four of the colony's most
skilful huntsmen, a quartette of Nim
rods, to bring in meat for a thanks
giving dinner for all the new nation 1
Imagine such demand today! Near
ly one hundred million of people in
the republic, descendants of Plymouth
and Jamestown and New Amsterdam.
'Twould take many hunts from
fowling pieces to bring down turkey
and deer and quail to suffice the
mighty horde that sits down hungry
on Thanksgiving Day. There be
great sportsmen in this classic town,
but even they could not in a day's
hunt find game enough to fill the
nearly one hundred million gaping
mouths. There is gratitude needed
for growth in numbers in the new
nation founded in tears and prayers
in a new world. Thanksgiving is
suggested, for plenty is where was
poverty before. A long, drear win
ter followed the earliest Thanksgiving
Day. Pretty Rose Standish sickened
and died, f'wo stout soldiers follow
her to the silent city on the hill.
Gaunt famine stalked to the stock
ade's very gate. But the colony kept
brave heart and New England was
born on a ''stern and rock-bound
coast." I he five grains of corn have
grown to a harvest which spans the
continent. The field has many
million acres now and America is the
granary of the world. The maize
has increaeed amazinnly. The thin
line of colonists have grown to an
army which beats the drum ol free
dom for morning call for the awaken-
ng of nations then unborn. The
line of liberty has gone out to all the
earth and Americans to the ends of
the world. The Puritans gave thanks
for the unborn blessings of the future.
fhere's brave faite for you! It re-
juires small faith to say grace over
the food before one upon the table.
It takes a great heart to be grateful
for the feasts which tomorrow holds in
its scrip unopened. The thanksgiving
for that which the eye sees is surface
gratitude. It is finer soul ordains
1'hanksgiving Day for the unseen
and observes it without qualm or
doubt. But the great republic, the
beacon-light to the oppressed of all
the world, has grown because of the
faith onr forelathers had in the future
and our foremothers, too, God bless
'em! Thankfulness for what we
have, never built a great people.
It is gratitude for what we intend to
win for ourselves that adds in
spiration to rejoicing. So the Ameri
can republic to-day spreads its
Thanksgiving feast, amid the Arctic
snows of the Klondike and under
the tropic skies of Luzon, grateful
for the plenty which has been its
portion in the past, and (or the
opportunity for larger service which
shall be within its grasp in the future.
Gratitude fot the granary filled, thanks
giving also for the untitled fields and
or the harvests which faith beholds
white to the hands of husb and men 1
Our commonwealth of Mirrouri, as
well asithc other states and tenitbries
set its Thanksgiving Day for all its
children. They Have grown into a
great host.' flow 'their chairs scrape
the floor of hardwood "or rag carpet
as they pul up to'the tatye, square dr
round. There are 3a?3t335 chairs'
high chairs' low chairs, invalid and
well. It takes a big (Jibing room for
them all,' a dining room 238 miles
long by 338 miles wide, greater ,i
size than all New England with pea
ware thrown in 'and a china closet of
600 square miles' Ie(t over. The
more than three million guests no
not guests, but home-fokes at the
Missouri Thanksgiving Day dinners
are a motley company. Five per
cent of the population are blacks,
from pickaninny to gray-haired
Uncle Remus. There are Canadians
and Scotch, Irish and German, Swiss
and Italian, Dane and Russian
adopted into the Missouri family from
every nation under the suu. As
Missouri has sent her children into all
the world, peopled the west from her
pioneer homes, so she has gathered
around her table descendants of every
kindred and tribe and nation.
The Thanksgiving dinner must be
a great one for such a company of
children assembled in the old home.
It includes the harvest of a whole
year. There could be 101,447,505
dozen eggs, the contribution of the
barnyard, wharc 20,000,000 chickens.
A turkey for each family and more.
If any family has no turkey it is some
other family's fault. Some of the
children prefer pork even on the day
when King Turkey reigns. So there
are 2,888,349 pigs of all sizes, Berk
shire, Poland-China, Dtiroc-Jerscy,
to furnish sauage, head-cheese, bacon,
chine, spare-ribs the multifarious
hog. If bread is the staff ol life,
milk is its cradle. Drive up the 1,
105,293 milch cows why call them
milch? and there is cream golden
glorious for pie and pudding and peo.
pie, in this state flowing in milk and
honey. Lamb chops from 850,125
sheep may be on the table the silly
sheep which afford in its own person
both food and raiment, having which,
'twas a tent-maker's sage advice,
let us be therewith content. But
Mi ssouri has other cattle for steak,
sirloin tenderloin and rouud. For the
bread there are 13,839,032 bushels.
of wheat 9,931,866 bushels of corn
If buckwheat cakes are desired let
us continue to quotefroni the figures of
surplus shipments of the Missouri
State Bureau of Labor statistics ther
are bushels ol buckwheat enough too
make a supply sufficient for every boy
and girl from Kahoka to Cracker's
Neck. Down in the cellar arc stored
half millon bushels of sweet potatoes;
millions of bushels of apples, from
Ben Divis which everybody sells
and nobody eats to the Missouri
1'ippin, with cheek as rosy as a girl's
in courting time. Nor is this all for
dinner and dessert. The cupboard
has jellies and preserves in cans and
jars and glasses from 329,104 baskets
peaches, 4,108 basket of plums, 243,
79 crates of strawberries than wich
God, the chief Nurseryman, miijht
have made a better berry, but he
never did and watermelon preserves
from the rinds from 1,505', 136
watermelons. To catalogue all Miss
ouri's annual menu may display would
require a book instead of a magazine
article. The bill of fare stretches
out. Seed-time and harvest have not
ceased. And if after dinner there
are some unreconstructed Missourians
who wish a quiet smoke, there is the
Missouri meerschaum, world-famous,
and 6,6(3,000 pounds of tobacco as
as an annual surplus crop.
If the Missourian wishes otner
material reason than the Thanks
giving for rejoicing, he may find in
his coal bin 2,383,390 tons of coal,
worth more than as many million dol
lars. The lead anq zinc he digged
from underground sold for over four
teen million dollars. And in this
three-story state, with wealth above
and on and below the level of the
earth, there has been scarce a scratch
upon the surface. For materia) pros
perity that was and is to be praise
On Triankngiving Day afternoon,
if trie1 MfssoVuian goes riot to a fdotb'al
garre," We may walk out upon his farm
.,.!.-. cm f : 1 .!' .
lUKiy-vuc'iimiiro acres in cultivation
a larger (arm than that of any' other
state save two. fie may examine his
frultland, the product of which wno
the world '8 prize. He may sec the
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