The Knox County News (Knox City, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, February 14, 1908 Page: 1 of 6
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THE KNOX COUNTY NEWS.
WE REACH THE PEOPLE AND OUR MOTTO 19: KNOX CITY FIRST. THE WORLD AFTERWARD."
KNOX CITY, KNOX COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 1908.
SUBSCRIPTION SI A YKAR.
Knox Cily and Knox Prairie in
Line for Great Things.
Farmers •< Can lo Provided with
Electric Lights for Hoces.
One can hardly imagine what
great things the future holds in
store for Knox City'and the
famous Knox prairie. Surround-
ing our town l re thousands and
thousands of acres of rich agri-
cultural lands adapted to the
growing of cotton, corn, wheat,
oats, maize, kafir corn, sorghum,
fruits and vegetables of all kinds
and a country where the farmer
can malee for himself and family
a veritable paradise. And peo-
ple away from here are rapidly
finding* this out and are fast fill-
ing up our vacant lands. In a
very few years every 80 acres
or quarter.stction on this prai-
rie will have a good farm home
on'it. Then Knox City will easily
be a town of four cr five thous-
and people. '
•It is net i¿" v Roasting to say
thut in less than ten years elec-
tric cars will be operated be-
tween here and Munday. Should
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such be the case, farmers along
the route can be furnished elec-
tric ights for their homes. An
electric car line can be run via
Munday, Coree, Rhineland and
back to Knox City, thus giving
farmers, all over .this prairie,
shipping facilities right at their
door. With such conveniences
the big markets up north can
easily be reached via of Knox
City and the Orient and in
time for the best markets for
our eggs, chickens, butter and
garden truck, all of which can
be grown cheaply and in abund-
ance on this prairie.
No, these conveniences are
not impossible at all. If you are
a doubting Thomas, go to Cali-
fornia and see the modern con-
veniences the farmers have and
Knox prairie farmers can have
just as good.
For Sale—Spanish Jack, im-
ported directly from Spain, 15
hands high, 5 years old, black
with white points. He is sub-
ject to registration but through
nc\''"ct has never been register-
ed. This is a bargain, His colts
may be soen in pasture. Terms,
$200 cash and $200 in approved
note,?. Thh oíS r,,will not last
long. You had better see hi in at
once. For further information
apply to the News office.
HERE IS PROOF.
C. C. Cargill Demonstrates that
Knox County Farming Pays.
GIVES THE FIGURES.
Makes Forty Seven Hundred Off
of Two Hundred Acres.
Some time back the New0 ed-
itor asked C. C. CargilV to give
us the total of his 1907 crop as
soon as he finished gathering
and marketing it. Tuesday he
came in and gave us the follow-
ing figures, showing how much
his two hundred acres had pro-
Wheat and oats $ GIG 00
Maize 200 00
Corn, 1000 bus...!! 500 CO
Kafir corn 150 00
Millet 90 00
Cotton, 50 bales 3,000 00
Melons and garden truck 140 00
Butter and eggs.. 75 00
Mr. Cargill still has 30 bales in
the warehouse unsold and the
cotton is estimated at $3,000,
which'is a safe estimate, taking
the price at prSPnt and the price
at which the 20' bales were sold.
In growing and gathering this
crop Mr. Cargill paid out $125
for picking and $10 for cotton
choppinar. The balance of the
work was done by himself and
six children, the oldest being 19
and the youngest 9.
Now this shows what a farmer
can do in Knox county and what
a Knox prairie farm will do.
This prairie is 15 miles wide and
any i 00 acres on the prairie is
just as good as Mr. Cargill's and
we can produce figures from
many other farmers showing as
much per acre. We can also rz-
fer to farmers who came here a
few years ago without anything
and today own good farms and
are living happy. an«l independ-
A Safe Combination.
READ YOUR HOME PAHER.
No argument is needed to prove this
statement correct. You also need a
paper for world-wide-general news.
You cannot choose a better one—one
adapted to the vyantsof all the family—
than the Dallas Semi-Wekkly News.
By subscribing for the Knox County
Mews ard the Semi-Weekly News to-
gether, you get both papers one year
for $1.75. No subscription can be ac-
cepted for less than one year nt this
special rate and the ;imount is payable
cash in advance. Order now. Do not
1308 Will Be Presidential Year.
Your order will receive prompt attention
if takeiXby the KNOX COUNTY NEWS.
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Full dinners served at the O
K. Chop House every day.
A RICH MINE
Judge Tackett and Others Have
Located a Rich Copper Mine.
WILL DEVELOPE IT
The Mine is on the Line of Knox
and King Counties.
Judge A. C. Tackett, living 13 *
miles northwest of town, was
here yesterday feeling very much
enthused because of the fact -
that he and associates had just
secured title to a section of land
that joins his. Some time rgo
Judge Tackett discovered a rich
bed of copper on this section of •
land and quickly set about to
get possession of it. He unbos-
omed to W. M. Sandifer, R. W. v
Warren and J. Frank Potts, and
plans were at once laid to buy
the land. A few days ago the
deal was consumated and now
arrangements are being made to
develope the mine. An expert ,
assayist has pronounced the cop-
per genuine and the section of ,
land, for which these gentlemen
have just paid $9,600, is proba-
bly worth a half million dollars.
Mr. Sandifer wiU pjrohably go to
New York within the next ; 0 1
days in connection with this
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Our buyer is yet in the Northern
Market buying the largest stock of
goods ever brought to Knox City.
Watch this space for the News.
City . Mercantile
■ ■ "The Fastest Growing Store in the West."
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Satterwhite, Lee. The Knox County News (Knox City, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, February 14, 1908, newspaper, February 14, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth178928/m1/1/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.