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The Gimax, Richmond, Ky., Wednesday, Oct. 31 , 1917.
Owing to the market conditions and the increased cost of labor, feed and all
materials used in the handling of our business, we, the undersigned Retail Coal
dealers, being forced in order to obtain the minimum amount of coal will on and
After November 1sti5 HH7
adopt a strictly cash basis. 1
Let us call your attention to the fact that we are required by most coal companies to pay cash on or before de
livery and therefore cannot do any credit business.
Trusting this will not inconvenience any one and thanking you for all past favors we beg to remain,
Yours very truly,
L. R. BLANTON, HATHAWAY & COMPANY
WILLOUGHBY & SON, W. H: DOUGLAS,
W. W. BROADDUS and COMPANY.
The Hog Question
Why A Farmer Can Par A Good
Price For A Pedigreed Boar.
High priced feeds demand a pedi
greed animal the most efficient hog
to convert these raw materials into.
The pedigreed animal is one that has
been carefully selected for generations
through a known line of ancestry
possessing economical meat produc
tion. An animal inherits 50 per cent
from both sire and dam, 25 per cent
from his four grandfathers, and if no
record of them is kept, he is uncer
tain as a sire for nothing is known of
his ancestry- With the advancing
price in feed, farmers should be more
careful in the selection of animals to
consume them. For the sake of ef
ficiency kill the scrub sire.
By using a good pedigreed boar
every pig sired by him should be a
more economical pig. Adopting the
policy of getting high class sires a
farmer in a few years would almost
have a herd of pure bred sows. By
the use of pedigreed bulls in the west
the Texas steer with the long horns
requiring four years to reach the
market as cheap beef has now entirely
disappeared. In his place by the use
of good sires a good beef animal is
now marketed in two years demand
ing the highest price. Good pedi
greed boars in Kentucky would im
prove our scrub hogs just as the good
bulls have improved the long horned
A farmer who raises nothing but
market hogs came all the way from
Indiana the other day to buy a boar.
He did this. e said, because all the
red pigs by the Duroc Jersey boar
weighed at market time twenty-five
pounds more than the pigs by the
black boar. This at the present mar
ket price for hogs was a clear profit
of $5.00 on each pig sired by his ped
igreed Duroc Jersey bear. What
would the profits have been on the
pigs from fifteen sows by this boar?
The increased profits on the bunch of
pigs by the pedigreed boar will pay
for the boar the first season. He
should get both spring and fall pigs
for many years. The farmer who
uses any kind of a boar because he is
cheap is losing money on every pig
by him and this loss will more than
pay for a good boar in one crop of
There is now a shortage of one
hundred and fifteen million meat pro
ducing animals in the yorld. Every
soldie.- in every country now at war
is getting all the meat he needs to
fight and as many of these men only
ate meat on rare occasions the in
creased consumption of meat is trem
endous. The production of meat is
not only acute now, but in my opin
ion very critical. The export of meat
and lard is incteasing rapidly, the hog
is the only animal that can relieve the
situation. Every farmer by the use
of a pedigreed boar on every sow he
can possibly breed this fall will not
only be performing a great patriotc
duty, but in addition will be laying
the foundation to reap a harvest out
of hogs next year.
JAMES McKEE, of McKee Bros.
Versailles, Ky. It
W. Neale Bennett & Co
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DAY 73 PHONES NIGHT 574 and 744
TO THE VOTERS OF
I desire to call your attention to the
fact that the regular county election
-ill be held next Tuesday, November
tith., and to urge upon all to go to
the polls and vote for me and mv
friends on the democratic ticket. This
is a period in the history of the coun
ty, state and nation when it might be
dangerous to make a change, espec
ially when the financial affairs of
your county are in such splendid con
dition, and everything possible is be
in gdone now and will be done by the
democratic candidates, if elected, to
make the burdens of the taxpayers as
light as possible. Go to the polls
early next Tuesday and stamp square
ly under the rooster, and your assist
ance will be greatly appreciated by
all of the democratic candidates and
Yours very truly,
BEN R. POWELL,
Democratic Candidate for Asses
sor of Madison County.
young men of Louisville, have joined
the French army and are now in the
trenches in that country, according to
information contained in a letter re
ceived from them by Merritt and
Goodloe O'Neal, brothers of the two
soldiers. Before leaving for France
to take up active work for the Y. M.
C A., the young men were engaged
in the practice of law in Louisville,
with their other two brothers, all of
whom were sons of the late J. T.
O'Neal, for many years one of the
leaden at the Louisville bar. Reach
ing France thej realized that the
need of soldiers was greater than the
the need of men to conduct the camps
of the Young Men's Christian Association.
O'NEAL JOINS FRENCH ARMY.
Emmett O'Neal, who used to pitch
for Versailles in the old Blue Grass
League, and is well known here, is
now fighting with the French on the
Western front. A dispatch from
Louisville said last week: Joseph
and Emmett O'Neal, well known
Miss Beulah Sebastin has been
spending a few days with her sister,
Mrs. Steve Agee.
Mrs. J. N. Hendren, Misses Myrtle
Hendren and Frances Blakeman,
Messrs. Cecil and Harold Hendren
motored down to Camp Taylor and
spent the week-end with Mr. Earl
Hendren, before he left for Hatties
Miss Bessie Ray Sanders has re
turned home from Lancaster after a
two weeks visit to Mrs. R C. School
er and Mrs. J. S. Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tudor, of New
by, spent the week-end with Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Pearson.
Misses Beulah Hendren, Florence
Lelia Price, Messrs. Hobart and John
Will Price were at Berea Sunday, the
guests of Miss Maude Snyder.
Mrs. Dovie West entertained a few
friends at dinner on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Cotton, of Jes
samine county, who were called to
Richmond on account of the death of
his sister, came for a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Cotton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Callico, Mr.
and Mrs. Elzie Callico, and little
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cotton
and Mr. and Mrs. J. Robert Sanders
composed a chestnut hunting party
to Cartersville last Sunday.
There was a very successful pie
supper held at the Burton school
Saturday night for the benefit of the
school, and also one at the Wylie
school Wednesday night that made a
sum of more than $25.
W. S. TAYLOR
Eyes Tested. Eyes Accurately Fitted.
Residence 125 Smith-Ballard Street.
Phone 700. Richmond, Ky.
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