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Next Week for some Special Prices. We
are going to give our customers the benefit of these Cut Rate Prices. Remember that we Keep a Full Line of Dry Goods and Groceries. New Supply Co., West Main Street New and Second Hand FURNITURE When you need anything in the Furniture Line, Come to See Us. We have added quite a lot of new stuff to our line and can save you about one half. PICTURES FRAMED HERE Sanders Company. I Represent The Factories Direct Have no traveling man on the road. I can save you big money on high grade Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines and other goods, if you come to my store for the goods. A. MONSON Prescott, Art. When in the City Call at the WEST SIDE BARKER SHOP Where you will receive courteous treatment and your patoronage will be appreciated. : : CRAGAN & CUMMINGS Proprietors, 105 West Main Street i Weekly Letter of John H. Page, Commissioner Mines, Manufac tures and Agriculture. CROP M0RTA6ES AND CREDIT SYSTEM One of the blighting influences upon fsrming in this State for a great many years in the past has been the credit system with the crop mortagage accompaniment. Xhe furnishing or credit mer chant is not blameable. He sup plies a demand. In reality the crop mortagage it more respon sible for the system than any thing else, end it is the system after all that is hurtful. The : credit merchant who sells goods on a credit and pepends upon the outcome of the crop and the pro duct of the labor of the customer and his family, frequently if not always, takes the risk on the wea | ther, on the crop conditions, the final yield, and all the misfor tunes and adversities incident to | the making of a crop, including the sickness that may prevail. I Necessarily he charges a big pro fit, for he does not know how much of the accounts he will have to lose on account of the custom ers failing to make enough to pay up in the fall. He must charge enough profit so that after losing a part he will have enough to make him whole from those who are able and do pay. Otherwise he would fail, as many do any way. Thus it will oeen mat me suc cessful customers of a furnish ing merchant who are able to pay their accountin full must pay a profit large enough to include the loss on account of those who do not pay. It is manifestly hard for any farmer to make a success, or even anythidg more than a meager living and pay the high prices, big progts and high rate of interest on eis supplies that is required by the credit or crop mortgage system, and it is safe to say not many do make more than a bare living that way. Under the crop mortgage sys tem the farmer cannot farm as he likes. He is forced fcy the terms of the mortgage to plant a certaid amount of cotton whether he wants to or not. He .cannot raise crops according to his own judement, but must do his farm ing according to the terms of the mortgage, and plant a sufficient acreage to cotton to give some assurance of paying his account from that source. I nope the farmers will help their brother farmers who are held down by the crop mortgage system to wean themselves, or free themselves from it. Now is the time to break away from the system. Make up your mind to undergo anv hardship endurable to get free from it next year. The first of January or soon there after will be time to make ar rangements for next year. Try and make some other arrange ments. Cultivate less land, or make some different arrange ments so that you will get away Jrom the credit system. You can never succeed under it. It i3 a blight on southern farming and I hope to see the day come when there will be no furnishing busi ness and no crop mortgage to sustain it. The merchants as well as the farmers will be better off and it will mean much to the State. Johnn H. Page, Commissioner. THANKS61VIN6 PRAYER f’or days of health, for nights of quiet sleep, for seasons of bounty and beauty, for all earth’s contributions to our need through J. C. SITZMAN JEWELER AND OPTICIAN f Invite your attention to special prices on watches, 20-year gold filled cases Elgin and Waltham, 18 size. 7-Jewel 20 year gold filled ease.. ..$ 8.50 15-Jewel 20 year gold filled case... 10.00 15-Jewel B. W. Raymond 20 year gold filled case.18.00 17-Jewel 20 year gold filled case.. 12.50 17-Jewel G. M. Wheeler 20 year gold filled case.14.50 17-Jewel B. W. Raymond 20 year gold filled case. 20.00 19 Jewel B. W. Raymond 20 year gold filled case.29.50 21-Jewel 20 year gold filled case..___ 35.00 23-Jewel 20 year gold filled case. 50.00 21-Jewel Bunn Special Hamden 20 year gold filled case 30.00 21-Jewel Hamilton 20 year gold filled casa..30.00 21-Jewel Sangamon 20 year gold filled case...40.00 YOUR REPAIR WORK GIVEN SPECIAL AT TENTION. £11 J. W. ASHFORD Artistic House Painting, Interior Decorating, Wood Finish ing in Natural Colors, in Hard Oil, Flatine or Sanitas Finish. Stain Graining, Graining in Oil or Distemper in the most Ar tistic Style, Black Board S ating and Marbleizing, Paper Hanging, Artistic Ceiling Decorating. Varnishing and Trim ming Furniture in Gold, Silver, Copper or Alluminum Bronze, a walk-on- floor finish a specialty. All work done promptly and satisiaction guaranteed. Call or Address, j. w. ashford, Ark. this past year, good Lord, we thank thee. For our country’s shelter; for our homes, for the joy of faces, and the joy of hearts that love, for the power of great examples; for holy ones who lead us in the ways of life and love; for our powers of growth, for k agings to be be better and do more; for ideals that ever rise above the real, good Lord, we humbly thank theei For the blessedness of service and the power to fit ourselves to others needs, for our necessities to work for all that that brinsrs us near er to each other, nearer to our selves, near to thee, we thank thee, O our Father!—Selected.