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Arkansas-on-Wheels in Illinois and
Awakening of Knowledge Continues as Train Proceeds—
Many Express Intention of Locating in Arkansas—9,000
Visit Train.
Special to The Commercial Appeal.
DECATUR, ILL., Oct. 30.—After a
Sabbath’s needed rest, the Arkansas
on Wheels party, despite a slow, driz
zling rain, have shown their exhibits to
over 9.000 people. At many stops the
spectators would come under raised
umbrellas, and some had to take car
riages back to their places of business.
Many who visited the train to-day. re
quested lists of those in thepaity so
they might get in communication with
them .relative to their own particular
lines of business. Thousands left their
names with different members of the
party, requesting that they be com
municated with later, “and if I can ar
range it,” said numbers, “lam com
ing to live with you.”
The train arrived at Crawfordsville,
Ind slightlv after sunrise, and to the
surprise of all a large number were
waiting at the station, though through
some misunderstanding they thought
the train was coming yesterday (Sun
day) morning, and it was said that at
least 2,506 people came to the station
with the intention of seeing the exhib
its. The management was begged to
hold the train longer than scheduled in
order that all might have a chance to
“be awakened about your state s won
derful resources.”
hoosiebs awakened.
Dumont Kennedy, a lawyer of Craw
fordsville, said: “It is simply marvel
ous. There is no reason why this train
should not attract thousands to your
state, who would never hear of vou
otherwise. Many of our citizens are
looking for homes, since lands are so
high here that they can never expect
to own even a small farm, and when
thev understand that 40 per cent, of
r your state i*> yet undeveloped they are
sure to come in large numbers.
J. B. Utterback, a farmer, who rode
fifteen miles to see the train said: If
such a train had come thirty years ago.
when I was a boy. I’d be in Arkansas
to-day. I’m going to try to persuade
my five boys to move there at once.
After leaving Craw fords ville the
train passed through Veedursburg,
f Covington. Danville, Urbana. Cham
\ paign and Monticello, spending the
night at Decatur.
At Danville the exhibit was visited
by Mrs. Joe Cannon, who said: “It s
fine, just the best I ever saw. 1 knew
you were a *reat state, but it’s far be
Iyond my dreams.’’
At Champaign, 111., where the state
university experiment station is loca
ted, the train met with a rousing re
ception. Numbers of students came
to “see about coming to Arkansas for
I a home.” Thev were particularly in
terested in the importance that Arkan
sas farmers are paying to scientific
farming. Numbers pronounced our
I products “as fine as we have ever
been able to produce with all our care
> in production and seed selection.’ At
Champaign, the “Athens of Illinois,”
the arrival or me pan.v «« -
i by the thunderous college yell of at
I least 1,000 of the Illinois University |
student body. Not a single one would
% leave without gjing through the four
cars. Many claimed that they would
soon finish their college courses and
would then want new fields of endeav
or on which they could put in practice
that which they had been taught. i
\V. D. McCov, a member of the sen
ior class and associate editor of the II
lini, pronounced the exhibit “as a rev
elation I think now I will come to
your state, and if possible would like
to teach school there next year.” M
L. Hollis, living in the ea3tetn part ol
the state, said: “I have been to vour
state, like it fin?, but you surprised
me. As soon at I am through here,
l’il cast my fortunes with you.”
Fa'dwyn, Miss., Nov 3, 1911.
Congratjlations to our adjoining
The “booster train” is proving a bip
8 .U CSSS.
Anyone that reads the above article
taken fro-n the Commercial-Appe* 1
must see the g'iod that is bound to
come to our beautiful southern cour
try The display of Agtieultural pio
duets is re it and cannot be doubted as
a newspaper story might be.
It is a sha ne that this country h»
appeared in such a bad light for vear
to people that are really longing foi
homes ani hive the anaey to buy
with It has been the habit of large
real estate holders in that country to
impress the people with an idea that
this country is a swamp or hog pond,
and that a man invites sudden death
from chills and fever if he moves to
this country.
We are partly to blame for not AD
VERTISING. They have always, and
the fancy price they have obtained for
land that is no better than we have
when properly cultivated, shows that it
pays to Advertise.
I have a way to show them that we
can sell them land that has timber on
it to build all their improvements, fence
their land and then have fuel for vears
to come.
Less land properly drained and culti
vated will make more money than the
present system, especially when labor
is getting scarcer and higher each
Let’s put the matter before them. I
will get you good prices for what you
sell, and good neighbors. I advertise
everything that you want to buy or sell
that is connected with farm life,
horses, cows, chickens, land and tim
get our plan. It costs you nothing to
see how we do business. L. D. REID,
By A. W. Macy.
After the .dlose ok the Revo
lutionary war, King George the
Third made a speech to his
parliament in which he endeav
ored to explain how and why
he had ended the war, and
agreed to a separation of the
American Colonies from the
mother eountry. He closed hie
speech with these words:
“In thus admitting their sep
aration from the crown of these
kingdoms, I have sacrificed ev
ery consideration of my own, to
the wishes and opinion of my
people. I make It my humble
and earnest prayer to Almighty
God, that Great Britain may
not feel the evils which might
result from so great ■ dismem
berment of the Empire; and,
that America may be free from
theee calamities, which have
formerly proved In the mother
country how essential mon
archy Is to the enjoyment of
constitutional liberty. Religion,
language, interest, affections
may, and I hope will yet prove
a bond of permanent union be
tween the two countries; to
this end, neither attention nor
dlsposltk-n on my part shall be
| wanting.' |
(Copyright, ttll. by Jo*«pb B. Bowie*.)
Constipation Will Vanish
3alky Livers and Upset Stomachs
Quickly Put In Prime Condition.
‘‘The secret of success in fh:s
ife is to Keep your bowels open
ind your mouth shut” said a
?reat professor.
Readers of the Journal who
suffer from constipation, slug
fish liver, upset stomach, head
iche, dizziness, nervousness or
nalaria should go to St. Clair
Drug Co., this very day and get
125 cent box of Hot Springs
Liver Buttons, They are surely
;he real blissful, gentle, sure
remedy for constipation. Mail
)rders from Hot Springs Chera
:al Co., Hot Sprins, Ark.
Scandinavian Courtship.
.U was considered beneath the dig
lity of a Scandinavian warrior t«i
•ourt hit bride by gjtflantry end aub
nlsston; be always waited ami! rbe
ad bestowed her affections on anotb
*r and was in her way to the mar
lage ceremony, then collecting bis
aithful followers they fell upon the
veddlng patty and carrled away ib.
•ride. It waa much In favor of this
ractice that marriages were always
elebrated at night.
Beau Col umbua—Champion Hereford Bull.
No Section Is Making More Rapid
Progress in Industry.
Farmer It Beginning to Recognize
Possibilities and Realize Profits
of Cattle Raising and Feeding
—One Big Obstacle.
(By the late DR. 8. A. KNAPP.)
The south generally has not been
regarded as a cattle country, but It is
surprising how much of its income ia
derived from this source, though the
industry is, as yet, in its infancy. No
other section of the United States is
making relatively more rapid prog
ress than the south; and, as in other
lines, the southerner is learning to
utilize his natural advantages. He is
hpirinnlno: In rncoenize the BOSBibil*
ititea and realize the profits of cattle
raising and feeding. At present the
greatest obstacle to the development
of the live stock Industry in this re
gion Is the poor quality of the native
southern cattle^ since Inoculation
has "male it poasIble~luid practicable
to Introduce northern seed stock,
registered sires are being brought in,
and It now seems only a question of
time till the scrub will be largely or
wholly eliminated.
With its mild winters, short feeding
periods, and Its infinite variety of
grasses, legumes and grain crops, the
south beyond question can, and should
raise better beef, and at a much less
cost than the less favored north. In
cattle and live stock lies the greatest
and most permanent profit of the
southern farmer. It is, in fact, his
Hereford cattle originated in the
grazing districts of England, particu
larly In Herefordshire, from which
they take their name. It Is consid
erably the oldest of all the breeds,
having been recognized for over 400
years, being bred and developed
through all these years with the one
idea of making the choicest and best
beef at the minimum cost—and main
ly on grass alone.
As a grazer there is no breed of
rattle which anrnoaches them, and
their ability to fatten on a grass diet
cf their own reaping is a quality
which appeals to all whp are looking
for the most economical method of
producing beef. Extremes of weath
er that will cause other cattle to seek
shelter or shade does not deter the
Hereford from eating nis fill, and tlse
contrast between them and other
breeds, after an unfavorable season,
is marked. The Hereford can also be
fattened at any age, and with equal
rapidity. If baby bpef or a more ma
ture product Is desired, it makes no
difference, the Herefords will meet
either requirement satisfactorily.
They naturally mature early, from 18
to 30 months being the time required
to produce from 1,300 to 1,800 pounds
of beef that will top any market in
the land.
The impressiveness of the Hereford
sire when used on scrub or native
cattle is a quality which will at once
commend itself particularly to the
resident of the south who is dissatis
fied with bis cattle of the dairy type.
There is no bull of any breed that
can equal the Hereford in this re
spect, and his ability to transmit his
own good qualities has won for him
unqualified commendation. With an
Indiscriminate lot of cows a Here
ford bull will produce an extremely
uniform lot of calves, and the im
provement, wonderfully marked In
the first generation, will leave in the
second generation, at least, no trace
in color or form of the mother stock.
PP-. »kie etaiamani
Is called to a steer exhibited at the
International Live Stock Exposition
In 1902, which won second prise In
the clasp for yearling grades. This
steer’s dam was a pure-bred Holstein,
and his sire a registered Hereford.
The steer weighed 1,410 pounds at
the age of nineteen months, and when
twenty-one months and fifteen days
old, weighed 1,570. Could one ask for
a more profitable feeding steer?
The disposition of toe Hereford Is
what one would naturally expect of
an ideal beef animal. The bulls are
of a mild, even temperament, not in
the least excitable or cross, but never
overlooking an opportunity to in
crease the number of their offspring
The cows are good mothers, and give
sufficient milk for the needs of their
As further evidence of the superior
tty of the Hereford as beef animals,
we cite the reader to the Interna
tional, the largest fat stock show In
the world, held at Chicago in De
cember of 1903. In regard to same
we quote the Breeder’s Gasette issue
of Decejnber 9:
“A white-faced champion rose tri
umphant from the sea of blacks. It
was a Hereford year. Tbe grand
champion of the show was a grade
Hereford; the calf champion was a
Hereford; the Hereford herd was
champion, and tbe Hereford grades
were champion carlot.”
In 1904 we have a continuous repeti
tion of previous Hereford victories
notably at the St. Louis world’s fair,
where the greatest aggregation of
show cattle ever seen were on dis
play. At this great show, in each of
the six different classes for fat
stock, the “lordly Herefords” won
every first premium and champion
ship, both in the section for grades
and pure breeds, over all the other
breeds. The premier honors won by
the Herefords, over all competing
breeds, for these three successive
years, afford a most Impressive ob
ject lesson as to their superior merit
and worth.
Aueoe uuaiupiun sieers in me graae
classes were nearly all range bred,
being by registered Hereford sires,
and out of grade western cows,
improved by the Infusion of Here
ford blood. What Herefords have
done for the north and west they
can and will do for the south.
South Carolina Man Invents Appara
tus In Which Vacuum Principle
Is Used—Works Well.
A South Carolina man has come
forward with an apparatus in which
the vacuum principle is adapted to
cottoi picking. The suction is caused
by a hand-operated device, the ma
chinery of which is contained In a
box which is strapped across the pick
er’s shoulders and operated by the
turning of a crank, which is held in
a position convenient to the worker’s
■ «
Suction Cotton Picker.
right hand. Below the box 1b a sack
and leading into this sack is a tube,
with a receiving funnel, which is held
in the left hand. The picker walks
along the lanes of the cotton field,
turning the handle that sets the ma
chinery in operation and as he ap
proaches the cotton bolls with the fun
nel the fluffy growth is sucked off and
drawn down Wo the bag. With this
apprratus one man can pick as much
cotton in a day as a score can pick
y hand.
Spraying for Blight.
Spraying for blight and bugs has
come to stay because It pays. A great
many potatoes have been cellared for
the spring trade, seed, etc. Apples and j
potatoes seem to be adapted to Maine's :
climate and soil,, though the former
has been very much neglected of late.
In the potato belt farm lands have ad
vanced at least 35 per cent, in the
past five years. Some growers are
following potatoes with potatoes, |
which is a bad practice, but If you:
want to grow potatoes come to Maine j
and teach them to do as weir as they
Color of Eggs.
In Boston brown eggs bring from'
one to two cents more per dosen than
whites, while In New York the reverse
is the case. Chicago isn't particular
about color, but likes them good sited
Keep Out the Weeds.
Do not permit weeds and grass to
use the plant food in the soli. i
r The Master Time Piece
HE modern
watch, the master
time piece, is the
South Bend.
Neat in size, attractive in
appearance, unfailing in
its accuracy, the South
Beni is the watch for the modern
No watch we sell gives quite such
pleasing satisfaction as the SouthBend
*Tis a fact the South Beni makes us
more friends than does any other
watch. Drop in the store some day
and see the South Bend line.
Hough, the Jeweler, 205 Main btreet.
A True Tonic
And Tissue Builder
The Busy DruggistsiWine of Cod Liyer Oil With
Malt, Wild Cherry^and Hypophosphites
You receive no benefit, we will gladly re
fund your money. We have sold nearly
two gross of this Tonic without a single
return. Try a bottle and be convinced.
Tupelo, “ The Busy Druggists ”
Two Miles From Okolona I
250 Acres Cleared, $20 Per Acre. ’
Bargain For Quick Sale ! |
O. K, GARY, Tupelo, Miss. |
PRINTER’S INK Pays When Used
V * ••
Judiciously—Have you tried it ?

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