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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE Published t.vrry Tuesday nd Friday by I Till". AVALANCHE PUBLISHING CO. ' ( Incorpornted ) IAS. L. DOW Editor and General Manager Nl DoukUm. Jr. Citv Editor J. E. Griffith.-- . Advertising Manager Entered at the Postoffics at Lubbock. Texas for transmission thru the mails at second claw matter. Subscription Price Per Year $2.00 NOTICE It is not the Intention of the Avalanche to cast reflection upon the character of anyone, knowingly, and tf through error we should, the management will appreciate having our attention called to aame, and will fffadly correct any erroneous statement made. , Avalanche Publishing Co. 1KADE Willi YOl'K HOME MERCHANTS i THINGS TO REMEMBER ; Advertisers, contributors and all parties Inter ested in the Avalanche please remember these things: We rrint the Tuesday Avalanche on Monday, press hour, 8:30 p. m. Friday Avalanche on Thursdays, press hour i :3t p- m. Please have topy for Jocal notices in not later than nova Mon days and Thursday Ad changes and copy should flat be. than $;00 a. m Mtfpdny nd Thurs days. U takes a schedule like this to get your ads In the paper In good shape, and helps us tfve our readers better service, which means that the paper will be of better sen-ice to you, which we earnest ly desire It to be. We do not want to be exacting but we must demand some thinss of you, tf you ex pect us Lo come up to the notch. Why) Because they are your friend. Ihcv will help you when you are in need of a friend. Ihry will accommodate you when you are in nerd of niTommoflAtions. When you spend your mon ey with your home merchants the money goes b.u k to you in some way or another. It is kept at home and will eventually come bark your way to be spent again. Buyjng think' away from home send ing it away where it will not come back, your mer chants and your town have lost just that much thaf thould have been kept at home to help the town and community. Some people will say, "I just can t get what I want the merchants don't keep things that I've got to have." By spending your money at home you can create a demand so strong that your merchants will keep all your wants sup plied. When you demand any article that you don't find in stock, any merchant in Lubbock will be only too glad to get it for you. and will cost you less than if you sent for it. and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that the money spent for such an article will probably come back to you. or at any rate is kept in your own home town to do its bit helping to keep aliv its improvements, in dustries, etc. SLOW DOWN The other day in New York, just as a ferry boat left shore, a man came rushing across the dock, and despite efforts made to stop him, tried to leap aboard the craft. He failed in his attempt and in an instant was floundering in deep water where he probably would have perished if an avil able life-preserver had not been tossed to him. When asked what important errand urged him to take such a desperate chance, he said. "Oh, 1 was going across to see the Jersey City-Montreal ball game." In nearly every instance hurried actions involving risk of loss of life or limbs have no better excuse than that well-soaked baseball fan had to offer. A fellow we know says that if he could afford to buy the lumber and paint he would like to put up a big notice at every railroad crossing in the country, reading: "Why Hurry so Much at the Crossing? You Will Die Soon Enough Anyway. Better Stop. Look and Listen." Not one of us folks who read the papers have failed to see dozens of accounts of automobiles struck at public cross ings' since the first of the year. You read these ad narratives with a feeling of horror not unmixed with a conviction that all this death and bereave ment misfit have been prevented either by less hurry or more attentiveness. Haste Makes waste. So great a man as Benjamin Franklin declared that "Lack of care cause more mischief than lack of knowledge." No body can claim that he is unin formed of th-? danger at the railroad crossings. There is complete unanimity of opinion that the danger is of a deadly character. Here then, is un illustration of the truth of Franklin's statement; lack of care is the outstanding reason for nearly every rrissim: casualty. Why be in a hurry whv be forgetful of railroad crossings? The victims of overh"rry -:r.d lack of raf at that place of dan ger have been numbered by tens of thousands since autoiiibiles cr.ie into use. Traveling men. who make a l.rs?e territory, and cone t Lubbock only about four time t. yr;ir tell us that. Lubbock is dointf more real build i;v than any ether town in West Tex is and possibly in any other section of the State. 'This is a pre- !v good ir.dicf.tic n that (In- section is just a h '.! br". r situated. jivI condition ?re better than clf-vlier. This Sou h Plains country is about the bet theree is anyv.-ay. i 'ivc relied farming r the s. ! n the farrt :n ; problems, and it is the beat and saK-.-t way for h. . r-.-er . c rry en the r bunc-.,. The one crop terri.ory i. no longer popular end the farmer r.re becoming more ana rnr ii'tr by the diversified farming method and the f, ,u.h Plains is so v cl! adapted to hi that it haw i . advantages over lbs rections that canno' pr- V i but the one err.,). TAX SALE NO JOKE Some people are inclined to take the matter of selling property for taxes by the Lubbock Inde pendent School District as a huge joke, and that such sales will not be made, and it will not amount to anything, but you had better not fool yourself, for the proceedings will go on, and on the 3rd day of October there will be sold for taxes sev eral hundred tracts of land, town lots and other property, some of it good residential property, too. and you will find your home belonginR to some one else after the sale hour if you do not buy it yourself or make satisfactory adjustments with the rollector before the hour of the sale. Just be cause you do not believe that it is right to sell your property for school tax is no sii;n that it will not be done, and the same reason will not hinder you from having a terrible lot of trouble in getting your property redeemed. Better straighten that tax up and if there is any come back, get it later, for there sre no two ways about it the sale will be held, and your property will be bought by some one and he will have legal right to take possession of same. o The fellows who were wondering where the South Plains counties would find anything to bring to the Svuth Plains this year will be worse astonished than ever when they see the wonder ful exhibit of county, individual and community farm products. It is just a lot better than the very most optimistic believed was in the country after the long dry spell, but su h men as the editor of the Avalanche and a lot more Lubbock boosters are not surprised in the least. We have seen what was considered short crop years before, in this section, and the crops are always just a whole lot better than the majority of people figure ihem out to be. There are lots of farm products in Lubbock county hi year ,s well as in the fifteen or twenty coun ties represented at the fair. This is a wonderful country, and when that is said the half has not been told. . o M.my improvements are going on in the city. The Santa Fe railroad being one among the heav iest investor in permanen improvements at this time. They are spending a lare amount of mon ey in the yr.rds here and alo grea'ly enlarging the passenger station and iniproving the building ins .. nan, it. rpendint; a lare sun of mon-y ind the improvement is greatly appreciated by the people of this city. . o Aii.oim the fpn .til edition? lh.it rame to our exchange table last v.ci k. - ere die Ab lone He ... r er v.:'h i 4H p."t.e ;e :. i in c .!-brilion of the V.. t T . .. i i.r at l. .i c .i. . .m-! 'h- A.-ardlo Tri bune ..iih a Plains Panhandle Chamber of Com n er -e edition. Ho h these papers put out splen- hl h re a rr i 'h- it mi the i p'. r n -..hiih l hey v.-ere punli hi 'I, aai we con iic cai h nf tin i.i in the jvhieve'i.cn'.. -o- ( ,ir ly could be nude mu h imrc attractive I t of fc Iks cleaning up heir yard and alleys. p'-, everything we ran to make Lubbock .ifl.'ui and beautiful. IT'S IN THE AIR WUTH .( . I t y ( i thin rut Act iS C (I eu-r'e UP "iS ' ( f All VuSE I -.hi J , jLCLtAM'y gu Go$ M a r-i t H JJ-hAa jSntWnA rM RI6MT utttcJ vrCs fff r"- Save Money! By Giving Your Grocery Account to US We will sell you at the very lowest price and personally see that you get the best and freshest of everything that you may want. Give us your entire grocery bill for a few months and see if your bill isn't less than when you divide your ac count between two or three stores. We usually have everything that is to be had at the right price. OUR HOME ROAST COFFEE MARTIN'S BEST is better than ever. We have purchased a fine lot of high grade green coffee that roasts well and has real cup quality. We will wiy without fear of sticctnful contraclietion, that we have the best coffee that is sold in Lubbock! Or for that matter on the South Plains, and our price is only 40c per pound for MARTIN'S TEST as against 50c or 60c for the other brands and we will prove to you that ours is better if you will come to our store in the af ternoon and let Mrs. Martin serve you a cup of our coffee, free. When you ar eating at your favorite eating place, please request MARTIN'S PEST Coffee You will thank us for asking you to do this. MARTIN & WOLCOTT 1 THONE 300 CIUH ERS YOU KNOW PHONE SIO SOME FAIR During the three days of the Fair we offer choice of our large line of Men's Suits. Values up to $40.00 $30.00 $30.00 values for -.$25.00 Special Close Outs at $10.00, $15.00, $19.75 Boy's Suits specially priced with 2-pair pants at --$6.50, $7.50, $10.00, $15.00 BARGAINS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT WE BOUGHT 'EM LOW WE SELL 'EM LOW K. Carters Store Phone 434 The One I'rico Store Always the lowest