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PR( ABLE FOR ; SECTION Stone County is lapidly becom 6 ing a pecan and orange county. Thousands of dollars are pouring into the pockets of the citizens every year from these two fruits and yet the industry is in its infancy. In the following clipped from the Free Lance, is given a bit of information that is worth the while of any one interested in the Pecan business. Talk is cheap, but results swell your bank aeount. We know .many men, who are making people feed and clothe them, just to hear their talk. If you should muzzle these same peo ple so they couldn’t talk, they would starve and end their lives in the poor house, trying to do the things they avised others to do. They very glibly tell the other fellow how to fill the somke house, run the corn-crib over and swell the bank account, but they would be objects of charity in twelve months if you would force them to follow their own direc tions and take their own medicine. Henry Ford is considered one of the great men of the world today, because he shows you how to do ii, msieuu oi lenrng you wiiat to do. By a life of intelligent ap plication and patience to wait for results, he has becopie the busi ness wizard of the age. The pa tience to wait and the willingness to work has always been the rock foundation of all lasting achieve ments. The man who tells you what and how he did it is always more interesting than the fellow who wants to tell you how and What he is GOING to do, “Eating is proof of the pudding.” The growing of the paper shell pecan as a profitable industry in (Mississippi s no longer an experi ment—it is now an accomplished fact. While serving in the State Senate in 1908, the writer, many times had his patience sorely tried by a fellow Senator as he talked inceessantly, day and night, about paper shell pecans. At first we thought that this Senator talked so much about nuts, was a little bit nutty himself, but finally his arf?uments about the future pos sibilities of the paper shell pecan, convinced us that though he be a nut, that nuts would win in the1 end. That Senator today is sel ling from twenty-five to forty thousand pounds of paper shell pecans, at forty to sixty cents a pound. Having been convinced, we lost no time in securing posses sion of a paper shell pecan grove and we will gather and sell this year, from a small part of our grove, over five thousand pounds. T^he northern, eastern and west era sections of our country are just now learning something a! out the paper shell pecan. Be a.-iUSe of its flavor, quality and food vahu the j ■ can is destined to become the fa write nut in the •tjnily oi nuts. The candy makers of the wh e country are more uiwb using me pecan in the manufacture of high grade con fectionery. Since the territory in which the paper shell pecan can be successfully grown is limited, .there is not even a remote pos sibility of there ever being an over-production. When the pecan tree is once firmly rooted and established with any attention at all, it never dies. There are pecan trees known today, still in a vigorous and productive state, that are over a hundred and fifty years old, an we have heard of some that are over three centuries old. The remarkable thing about a pecan tree is that the older it is the more productive it becomes. With proper cultivation and fertilization, the paper shell pecai tree will begin to bear in three, four and five years. As a matter of fact, we have had them to grow well developed and well filled nuts in one year—of course this is an exception. The pecan tree is a beautiful tree, especially the Stewart variety. When properly pruned, it has a beautiful body with a well shaped and symmetrical top. We have often thought of the great loss towns and communities have suffered by planting out the oak and other trees on streets and lawns, when the pecan could havr* just as easily been planted, when today they would ue, not only a source of revenue, but the glory snd delight of children of the poor. We entertain the hope — -the dream—that some day our anniiiiiiiiHimiinmiiimmminninHifH |[ The Hidden Gift If I Was for Mabel i ■■ mi S By MARION FRANCES HAMILTON E =>-/E nfiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir; (©, 1923, Western Newspaper Union.) fABEL HAMMOND was mad, so mad that she did not care who knew It. For she and Charlie had just had their first quarrel and he had gone away without even trying to make up or kiss her good-by, slamming the door viciously as he left. For a long time after he went she lay on the couch, sobbing violently, and telling herself over and over again how much she hated him and what a brute he was to go and leave her like that. He loved her no more— she was sure of it—else how could he have clone as he did? Perhaps there was someone else? Now that she came to think of it, he had acted sort of queer the past few days, as if he had been trying to hide something from her. It would be utterly impossible to live with him now, she thought. She would pack up a few things and go home to her folks before he got back from the office; perhaps then when he came home and found her gone he would realize how cruel he had been. But It was quite a while before she could bring herself to the point of pre paring to make the break; then, still sobbing, she went to the back closet ef the little apartment, and reaching on an upper shelf she pulled down a small traveling bag. But in getting It from its place a package that had uwii yiuueu ueumu it ieu tu tue uuur. Picking it up, she found that it was a Christmas package tied with fancy ribbon, with a little card dangling at the end. She read the words on the card: “To the dearest little woman in all the world from her adoring hus band," and as she did so her sobs ceased and a soft, luminous light came into her eyes. Charlie loved her I Of course he loved her! What of their foolish little quarrel of the morning? It was all her fault anyway. She real ized it now. Putting the package and bag back upon the shelf as they had been before she touched them, she went back through the hall and walked swiftly to the telephone, but just as she picked up the receiver to call Charlie, she heard his latchkey in the door. He stood sheepishly in the doorway a mo ment, then came in muttering as he did so about having forgotten some thing. But Mabel ran swiftly toward him, and in a moment her arms were twined about his neck and she was telling him that the quarrel was all her fault, every bit of it—and that she loved him more than all the world be cause he was the dearest and best of husbands. But Charlie would not hear of this at all, but vowed and declared be tween kisses that every bit of the wretched quarrel was due to his hor rid temper. He told her that he real ized this as soon as be got to his office and had come back for no other reason than to see if there was any chance of their making up. And he told her that If she would really forgive him Just this one time that there would never be another quarrel as long as they lived. And Mabel, with her head buried on his shoulder, told him that of course she would forgive him—that it was really her fault anyway, but woman like she hid from him the fact that she had discovered the hidden Christ mas gift that was reposing on the closet shelf and the part It had played In uniting them again. A Distinction. “Tom seems anxious to please others.” “You’re mistaken. He is only anxious to have others pleased with what he does.”—Boston Transcript. Then the Row Started. Wife—This is hasty pudding, dear. Hub (trying to cutt it)—Hasty! You can’t deceive me; it takes some hours for concrete to set.— Boston Transcript. great state highways will be lined on either side with pecan trees,, not only beautifying but furnish ing a source ot levenue that will almost maintain these roads. The initial cost of planting out a grove of paper-shell pecans is not great. The trees should be placed not less than sixty feet apart. Trees can be secured for seventy-five cents to two dollars apiece, depending on the height and age of the trees transplanted. From a pecan grove the farmer can secure the greatest income, with the least expense and labor of any other tree or plant grown upon his soil. Its just a question of whether he has the patience to plant and wait for the ripening of i these veritable nuggets of -gold. I I THE BOY’S SHOP jran| e M 512 MAIN ST. I A Boy’s Gift Center r- MOTHER—What are you puzzling about this Christmas? “Don’t know what to give Jonnie.” When in doubt buy a useful present—Something that he can wear—that he needs—that lasts—that has real value. Make this || your Gift Center. There’s a mighty knowing twinkle in Old Santa’s eyes when he leaves a boy a real useful gift. f BOYS’ ALL-WOOL SWEATERS All Size—Coat or Pull-on Style $2.95 to $10.00 BOYS’ WARM BATH ROBES Size 3 to 18 up $2.95 to $8.50 .1 t BOY’S DRESS GLOVES $65c to $2.95 BOY’S SHIRTS AND BLOUSES I Size 5 Years to Size 15 V2 • / Every wanted Kind and Color to select from. Priced at— I 79c to $3.75 BOY’S HATS, CAPS, BELTS, UNDERWEAR, PANTS, ATH LETIC GOODS, IN FACT EVERYTHING FOR THE BOY 2 to 18 Years THEY ASSURE MORE WEAR! BOY S 2-PANTS SUITS $7.50, $9.75, $12.50, $14.95 BOY’S WARM WINTER OVERCOATS Sizes 8 to 18 Years $9.75, $12.95 to $25.00 SMALL BOY’S JUVENILE OVERCOATS Sizes iy2 to 7 Years $4.95, $6.95 to $9.75 SMALL BOY’S JUVENILE 2-PANTS NORFOLK' SUITS i Sizes 2 to 10 Years $5.75. $6.75, $7.95 to $9.50 INDIAN SUITS, COWBOY SUITS, BOY SCOUT SUITS Sizes 2 Years to 14 Years $1.75 to $12.50 ^ YOUNG MENS 2-PANTS SUITS k ! Sizes 31 to 36 Largest Stock in Mississippi to select from— * $18.50 to $35.00 1 SHOES i Here you will find the most com plete Stock of Boy’s and Young Men’s Shoes in the south—every wanted style and last on display, every pair guaranteed to give satisfactory wear or a new pair. Priced at— $2.65 to $6.00 Sizes from No. 3 Infant to 9y2 Mens— Make Your Gifts An Investment REMEMBER LAST YEAR YOU SAID MORE SUBSTANTIAL GIFTS, BETTER GIFTS, REAL Gifts next year I IT’S NEXT YEAR NOW, the very day upon which you should start your gift shopping tour. OUR SPARKLING NEW CHRISTMAS STOCK IS NOW ON DISPLAY _ ALLLINES COMPLETE ■ .a‘i Gift Suggestions Diamonds— Rings— Cameos— Brooches— Bracelets— Pears— Bracelt Watches— Ember Pins and Buttons— Mesh Bags— Watch Chains— Vanities— Cut Glass— Fruit Bowls— Nappies— Pitchers— Sherbert Cups— Parfait Glasses— Vases— Goblets— Iced Tea Sets— Sugar and Creamers— Thermos Bottles— Silverware— Handbags— Nut Sets— Belts and Buckles— Serving Trays— Picture Frames— Parasols— Toilet Sets— Manicure Sets— Greeting Cards— Baby Books— Waller’s Jewelry Store Wiggins, Miss.