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HAYTI, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1909.
PEMISCOT OIL FIELDS
Earthquake Zone to Give up Its
Hayti, Mo., February 20. Pemiscot
county is jjolnfr to bo developed for
gas and oil, and home capital will do
it, That Ik the decision that has leon
reached within the last two or three
these indications ai-cln strong evi
dence, and talk with export, oil men
convinces the citizens that the Held
down hero is about as well dellncd as
any field can bo.
When these little gas wells wore mot
with at different times it was believed
that the up-shoot Of liamo was duo to
gases thrown oil by decaying vege
tation. But men familiar with the
appearanco of natural jras say that
is not possible, for in .several Instances
the gas wells mentioned have burned
One of the lakes made by the earthquake of 181 1-1 2, which
was once high land. These lakes are now being drained and
converted into magnificent farms.
in considerable quantities, especially
ufter a dry spell. In many places
water taken from sltiillow wells will
form a heavj scum of oil when left
standing over night.
Pemiscot county was in the center
of what is, known in history as the
Now Madrid earthquake, which occurr
ed early in the last century. At thai
timo the topography Of the country in
tliis vicinity was greatly changed, lakes
appearing where there had been dry
land and eloVatious being made where
there had been level plain. It is be
lieved that the forces of natural gas
werethecause of this upheaval. That
tho agency which wrought such changes
nearly a hundred years ago is still
present is evidenced bj the fact that
earthquake shocks frequently occur in
this vicinity and are felt nowhere clue.
Only three weeks ago a severe tremor
occurred about four o'clock in tho
morning, it being of ffutlieient violence
to cause people to run out of their
The organization for the purpose of
developing Pemiscot Count y is still in
an embryonic state, but it is believed
that within a week ever tiling will be
satisfactorily arranged. In the mean
time the interests of tho prospectors
are being looked after in Hayti by T.
P. Russell, of Russell Brothers, and
in Garutliersvillo by uttorney C. B.
Farris and H. -X'. Scliult. Fanners
who desire to, come into the organ
uation are urjred to so into detailb
with any one of these three men.
Another who is active in formulating J
the plans is John H. Cronan, whoso
lumber interests have caused him to
become acquainted with all the business
men in Pemiscot. Oil Fields News, i
days, after conferences in this town
Many times in the last few months,
especially since the oil and gts strikes
in the vicinity of St. Louis, people of
this section have remarked the proba
bility of this being an oil field, because
of the seepages hereabout and the
occasional striking of gas in water
In at least ten different' places
steadily for two or three days and un
til put out by the people who made tho
discoveries. Had this been "marsh"
gas it would have gone out soon after
Anotherevideneein favor of the now
generally adopted theory is that these
little gai wells are always accompanied
by a hissing sound, as if considerable
proisure existed behind them.
Tho seepages in Pemiscot county
are very marked, crude oil being seen
Interest, $251.50, due on thecity hall
bords March 1, and the treasure now
has a statement for that amount from
the holdersof the bonds. As thecollec
tion of the city's taxes was greatly
delayed, thecity will be forced to again
draw on the sinking fund to pay the
interest, which the treasurer cannot do
until the council meets and makes
order to that effect.
THE PROOF OF THE PUDDDING
Having been led to believe the proof of the "pudding is
in the eating thereof," I wish to say the goods listed below
speak for themselves. This county is filled with intelligent
people who know what they want to eat or don't want to eat,
without the advise or help of a guardian angel. Try these
goods and be convinced. You know a good article.
Thousands of Packages of PENNY
GARDEN SEED, each
Coal Oil, per gallon ,,
Flake Hominy, per pound -.
Rice, per pound ' 1 ,
22 oz. Bottle Pickles V
Good Corn, per can
3 Pound Canned Tomatoes, per can
Canned reas, per can
2 Pound Canned Apples, per can ' ;
2 Pdund Canned Kidney Beans, per can
Canned Oysters, per can
Eastern Granulated Sugar, 1 6 pounds for
Beans, hand picked, per pound
Seeded Raisins, per package
Roast Coffee, per pound
Everything in proportion. Don't complain
about the hard times. Buy your goods right, then there
will be no hard times.
These prices are for cash only, and we do not give
premium coupons with sales.
BILL BOOKS. 'An exceptionally nice assortment
in this line, for 25c to $1.60.
PURSES From 5c to 50c
RUBBER pLOVES;, "Tbadiea shotildJprotect their
hands in doing the housework by using rubber
gloves. These are guaranteed 1st' quality goods.
. $1.25 per pair.
trffllinrm-1 ifl i
Water Mottles. Ice Bags, etc.
Fountain 8yi a n g e a ,
Hard Rubber Hyranyes,
Glass Syranges, Hot
We have just
ment of combs we have ever had.
Rubber combs, 10c, 15c, 25c. 50c, 65c and $1 each.
Fine combs, 5c, 10c, 25c. Infant combs lOo.
Barbers' horn combs 25c. Yost pocket 10 and 25c.
Back combs, now aud fancy pattern, 50c. Side
comba, very pretty, 60c pair. Barretts, 10 and 25c.
Hair rolju 25c.
Keep your mind on "Lefler Quality."
Hair Brushesfc to
$1.50. Cloth brushes
25c to $1.25. Nail
brushes, 25c to 50c. Infant brushes, 25c Tooth
brushes, 5c, 10c, 15c, 25c and 35c. Shoe brushes,
25c Hat brushes, 25c. Whisk brooms, 25c.
Silver, good quality, 25c each.
Hand mirrors 10,
15, 25, and 50c.
1st qualitv glass, white enameled frame 9x11, 30c
'. " " " 11x14, 50c
' ' i " 12xlu, 85c ..
ii - i ' " 14x22, 75c
Small, ;.'. 5o
Large, ..,..i 10c
No family should bo
without one of our-,
nice bibles, best fin
ish and binding, from I
25c to $3.50
Hie White Houpo Cook
Book contains pages of
useful information for every
It tolls you how to pre
pare anything that is
good to oat. You need
it every day.
Why spend your leisure time
doing nothing, when you can
geta whole day's reading for 10c.
We have 500 detective stories,
love stories and adventures, all
12 Years a Detective. Happy though Broke.
Through .New Hampshire on a Buckboaid.
Throug'i Missouri on a Mule. Adam and Eve.
Flashes and t parks. The Dam Family.
A son of Rest. On a Slow Train Through Ark,,
all 25c each.
When you want to buy an article
of any kind you will save timo, wor
ry and patience and get more what
you want by going where the stock
', is largest and most complete. For
' several years we have, paid particu
lar attenunn to lauiotH, ana our
trade is immense. They range in
price from lc to 25c. . 4
If you have ns much;
pride about you as
we have about our
box paper you will
MnifA, nea nnvt ti inrr
nlai, Tn ana tlila llRSiii3
line is to admiro it.
12 stylos and designs at ...,- 50c per box
14 styles and designs at 25c per box
2 styles and designs at 40c r-er box
2 styles and designs at...... .35c per box
2 styles and designB at. , 10c per box
FLER'S DRUG STORE
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