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size. Dealers carry both.
10 for 10c; 20 for 20c.
.IVE STOCK MARKET REPOR1S
KEEP PRODUC[RS IN[ORMED
Farmers Advised to Study Them in
Season and Out-Give Current
Prices as Well as Probable Sup
ply and Demand Covering Long
How can the farmer and stock rais
er turn the live-stock reports of the
Bureau of Markets United States De
partment of Agriculture, into dollars
is frequently asked.
The answer is for the farm(,: to get
so much information out of the reports
that he can conduct his breeding,
feeding, and marketing operations a
little more intelligently in the future,
and therefore more profitably than in
Markets Move in Cycles.
Market reports are history, and the
chief value of history is the basis
which it provides on which to forecast
the future. In other words, what has
happened in the past will probably oc
cur again under the same or similar
Small benefit is ienerally derived
from reading a single market report,
ore one covering a short period of
time. Markets move in cycles, and the
man who would keep informed must
follow them diligently in season and
out. This is a matter of particular
importance.to the stockman, because
his business is, to an unusual degree,
a long-time speculation. le must
prepare now and lay is plans today
in the light of what 'he thinks the
market will be anywhere from six
months to tow years hence. But how
will the department's report assist
him in domg this?
First of all, he should take into ac
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gount of live stock in which he is in
terested. Assume that cattle is his
line. The monthly report Stock at
Stockyards, gives the numfler of cat
tle andi calves marketed from month
to month through 68 central markets.
If such movements are unusually
heavy for any considerable, time, it
may indicate a cattle shortage during
the next year or two, and a shortage
of any commodity usually means high
er prices. * *
This same report also shows the
number of cattle and calves that went
back to the country as stockers and
feeders. If such movements were ex
ceptionally light, it would help to con
firmt the belief that a com arative
shortage in cattle was impending. On
the other hand, heavy stocker and
feeder shipments would go'a long way
toward neutralizing the importance
-of the heavy. receipts, for the stock
man would know tnat most of these
cattle going back to the country must
be returned to market during the next
few weeks or months and eifter con
Having established in this fashion
a broad basis for his operations, let
us assume the stockman is feeding a
lot of steers for the market. le must
now give market reports more care
ful and persistent attention than be
fore. It is quite important that he
know what kind of cattle are in best
demand on the principal markets. If
there is 'a steady inquiry for heavy
Con mencing Sunday, June 5, an(
and including, September 4, 1921, t
The Standard Railr(
will sell Sunday Excursion Tickets
to (late of sale, at
and operate following schedules to
Returning, train will leave Charle
ning 11.11 p. m., and Sumter 11:50
Correspondin Excursion Fares
to and from Ciarleston, Sumter,
stations. Baggage will not be chei
Tickets are on sale to all principi
resorts daily until September 30th,
31st, and permit stop overs at all s
on application to conductor.
For tickets and further informa
Ticket Agent, Manning, S. C.
W. J. CRAIG,
Passgr. Traffic Mgr.
Goods at this stor<
any person to quc
an ar ticle that is i
We want every
sell a bill of goods
that we have sold
of its quality. TF,
giving the public
It is our policy.
The Dry G(
You need are rea
a fair price will be
The square dea
Finished cattle, and that kind are sell.,
ing at a premium over lightei weights
it will probably pay him to "feed his
eattle out," unless the cost of feed is
If, however, consumptive demand
seems to be drifting steadily toward
lighter retail cuts of meat, or, because
f general business depression or some
>thcr cause, is centering chiefly on the
lower and cheaper grades, he may find
it more profitable to market his cat
tle at an earlier age and before they
have attained great weight.
Abundant information along this
line will be found both in the live
stock market reports and the reports
lealing with meat-trade conditions In
the large consuming centers.
Keep Posted on Consumption
In this connection the stockman will
ilso be interested in keeping advised
as to whether the slaughter of meat
is increasing or decreasing and whe
ther the movement applies equally to
all classes of meat, or whether
slaughter of beef is decreasing while
that of some other class is increasing.
This information is obtainable from
the statistical report covering the live
stock and meat situation, which is
based oil the Federal meat-inspection
reports of the Bureau of Animal In
lustry and is also published monthly
)y the Bureau of Markets.
Because oif the important bearin I
which it ha,; on the price of cattle he
will also Want to keevi in touch with
continuinvr every Sunday until,
O A ST E
ad of the 0outh
to Charleton, limited returning
accommodate Sunday Travel:
--- - 7:00 a. m.
------- 7:40 a. m.
---------- -10:35 a. m.
ston 8:20 p. rn., and arrive Man
and Schedules will be effective
Florence, and ail intermediate
ked on these tickets.
il Mountain, Lake and Seashore
limited returning until October
tations going and returning up
tion apply to 11. D. CLARK,
T. C. WHITE,
GenI. Passgr. Agent.
ON, N. C.
OU get that and i
othing else when
cu buy your Dry *
. We don't want S
stion the value of I
ur chased from us
person to have a
ce that when we *
~the mere fact of I
it is a guarantee *
at's what we call *
a square deal.I
ANNIN, Sh.eC. I
E. B. SHORTER,
Manning, S. C.
the market for hides, tallow, an(l oth
L-1r animal by-products. When such
pr(oducts are selling high the packer
and slaughterer can pay relatively
more for Cattle than when by-products
are low. For sich information he Will
consult the hide and skin report which
are published at frequent intervals.
PRICES OF FARM CROPS
BELO)W PREWAR AVERAGE
The prices of six of the important
crops on May I of this year were be
ow the prewar average prices for that
late according to figures collected by
the Bureau of Crop Estimates, United
States Department of Agriculture.
These crops are corn, oats, barley,
[lax, potatoes, and cottcn. The report
showed that the prices of the three
Lcrains-wheat, rye, and buckwheat
wvere above the prewar average prices.
During April the average price of
wheat declined from $1.50 to $1.23
per bushel. The report. shows that in
xeneral the industrial crops, such as
lax, cotton, and broom corn, are the
most depressed in price, and that food
rops, such as wheat, rye, potatoes,
aind apples show relatively less de
The prices in various parts of the
country vary, with South Dakota be
ing the center of the low-price district
Lhe May I report shows. The aver
agc price of wheat in that State was
)0 cents per bushel, and in some
counties it was as low as 70 cents.
Corn was selling at an average price
f 32 cents per bushel in South Dako
ta, while the average price for the
United States was nearly 60 cents.
The price of oats was 23 cents per
bushel in South Dakota, the average
for the United States being 36.8 cents.
The report showed a bigI decline in
the price of old potatoes, especially in
Michigan, where the average was 29
cents a bushel, which was 20 cents be
low the average for the United
666 lis more imitations than any
[)ther Fever Tonic on the market, but
no one m ants imitatiom.
VA LUE OF MILK IN TIE DIET
SHlOWN WVITII RAT EXIBlIT
A striking exhibition of the value of
milk in the diet has been prepared by
Lhe Dairy Division of the United Sta
tes Department of Agricultur(e for
ttse in edlucat ionarl milk canmpa igns.
The exhibit consists of twvo stutfed
and( mou ntedl rats, one a large-boned
healthy specimen, the other an under
sizedl weakling with skin clinging to
its poorl y developed hones.
The~ ill ustra tion~ com paries ani a'de
luate d Iiet (conta in ing all the food es
sen tials with an i nadeq uate, poorly
chosen diet, lacking some of the fool
['ssen tialIs. T1he large, well-developed
healthy rat had its cereal diet souple
mented with milk, and the advantage
reetr ing is shown by the we'llI-develop
cd tissues, muscles, anrd hones, the
smiooth lair, the bright eye(s. aind the
healthIy color of the living rat. The
priotein of mnilk is capable of' building
muscl a r tissue. Tihe iineralI of the
milk, especially Iimeio, builds str'ong
born's, arnd thre food arccesriea's (vita..
mines) of the milk inisure growth arid
T'heo smnaIl rat was depriivedl of mrilk
andr othJet rofdequate' sourr'cis of t hese
I will apply to the P'robate Court
for Chirendon C'ounty , S. C., on Mon
clay, *Juine 27, 1921 af (liven o'clock
in thne foreinion for a I ischar'ge as
Adin rist rator dei huris non with the
Will aninexed of l'staite of Rosar Greeni
I' red I eses''ne.
Manoni ngM. :, 1tn' I921 21 -5t-c
NOTlICE OF' DS(IARGE
I will aply~l i to the' Judge of Pr'o
bate tot' C'larendoni Iii unuty, S. C., on
the' 20th (lay (if Junre, 192) at 11
o'cloc(k A. M. foir I ut Iers of D ischarge
is Admninist rat or of the Estarte oif Vir.
ginria It. firown, deeased.
Summnerton. S. C'., .\Iay 19, 1921--.p.
G. C. cOOPER,
Care fuhys Examined,
Glasses Fitted, Broken
SUMTER, S. C.
necessary food constituents, hence the same age. On May 4 both groups
weak, gelatinous bones, thin muscles, were again weighed. The six rats re
lack of growvth, and c!onstant losqs in ceiving milk had gained 542.5 grams.
weight and size. Both rats had wheat The others showed a loss of 17.1
biscuits, but only one had inilk with grams each, or J02.7 grams for ie iot
the biscuits, of six.
These rats were chosen from two This is not considered a scient tie
cases, each containing six rats. On experiment, but a simple exhibit to
March 24 each group weigbed 485 show the eflects of an inadequate i
grams. All rates were young and the as proved by experimental research.
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COLUMBIA SUPPLY COMPANY
and look over what we '
,,have to show you in
our line next time you
Scome to town. It may
~be you are not in thee
Smarket just now for*
whatwe havefor sale
but would give us the
Sprivilege and pleasure*
nof showing you thru
ianyway. We will show
Ou w insttutg is gesve ueyving
al Ptricues ar ieeand trsh eans
wYou n rerimney Stopd Threith no
Sus org when it on.
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