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THERE'S MONEY IN HAY.
Hay It Second Only to Corn at a
Money Crop A Plea fop More
and Better Grate.
National Crop Improvement Service.
"Although ve gee a good deal about
plover and other legumes na a mennr.
lo gather nitrogen Into the noil," said ,
Mr. P. E- oooaricn, president or
Rational riaj Autiiiuu civijuuuj
feems to have overlooked the fact
that there Is more money In hay than
tl,ere is In any other one crop except
corn. In other words, clover and
alfalfa are not only moans to an end,
but no mean end themselves.
"Taking the United States its a
vbole. It docs not produce per aero
over half as much as It should, and It
only has about half as many acres as
the demand requires.
"Grass crops are less trouble than
any other crop, and our association Is
very much Interested In bringing up
the hay production, not only in quan
tity, but eventually In quality.
"The price of hay Is all out of rea
son, and Inasmuch as the prosperity of
other kinds of crops depends so much
upon hay crops, this association Is
active In preaching a sensible rota
tion." GRASS GROWING FOR PROFIT.
National Crop Improvement Service.
Over 60,000,000 tons of timothy hay
aro grown every year In the United
States on about 40,000,000 acres of
ground. Beginning at tlio seaboard
and going west tho chief hay produc
ing states are New York, Pennsyl
vania, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, In
diana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and
Oklahoma. New York alone has near
ly 6,000,000 acres on which Is pro
duced upwards of 6,000,000 tons of
hay. These ten states, which niny be
tald to constitute the bay belt of tho
Vnlted States, have a total of over
27,000,000 acres on which were lately
grown over 40,000,000 tons of hay.
These figures are mentioned to show
the magnitude of the grass growing
Industry. Of course grass Is grown
more or less extensively in all of the
ttates, but the states mentioned are
the lenders and produce the greater
bulk of our annual crop of timothy
hay, or about 67 per cent of the total
crop of the United States.
National Crop Improvement Service.
Alsike clover is one of the most
valuablo legumes for forage and pas
ture crops. It seems adapted to the
stronger and molstcr soils, whero It
does better than the common red.
It makes a large yield In thin land.
Being finer, it cures more easily
than either tho common red or
the mammoth clover, producing hay
of very superior quality. It Is, how
ever, of great value as a honey crop,
for the honey bee can reach the nec
tar In Its flowers, which It can seldom
do In the case of the red and mam
moth clovers. In a few respects alsike
clover appears to be somewhat Infer
lor to the red and mammoth varieties.
In many cases It docs not persist so
long, nor does It appear to yield o
heavy a second growth. The variety,
however. Is of such value that It
ahould always be Included In mixtures
of seeds for the stronger nnd molster
soils, where hay Including clover Is de
FERTILIZERS TO BE USED.
National Crop Improvement Service.
The selection of fertilizers for ap
plication to lund w hich Is to be seeded
to hay should, In all cases, bo varied
In accordance with tho kind of hay de
sired. If hay containing a large pro
portion of clover Is wanted, materials
of potash and nhosnhorio acid should!
nimu Humiiv rfiianvfiv niruu uiuuuimh
me employed. If hay, largely tlmotny ,
' . . ... ..
and relatively free from clovers Is
Wanted, than fhtk nrnrinrtlnn nf mnterl-
als furnishing potash and phosphoric j
acld should be smallor, while tho ma-
terms supplying nitrogen should be
, ii . . i
atJiuiKu ia reiuuvtfiy iikku pruiui iiuii.
There Is considerable evidence to show
that If timothy is desired, potash in the
form of muriate Is preferable to sul
fate, while for clovers on many soils,
and, especially in wet season, the sul
fate Is preferable. y.
GREATE8T GRASS CROP.
By J, Carver Strong, National Hay and
National Crop Improvement Service.
Concerning alfalfa ex-Governor!
Hoard of Wisconsin says: "The alfalfa,
movement Is the most important agri-
cultural event of the century." The
latest Kansas reports show one million
creg of alfalfa In cultivation, more
thaa all other tame grasses combined.'
A prominent gentleman of that state
says: ""Were I called upon to say what
Ingle product of the soil would prob
ably assume the greatest Importance
In our state in the near future, I would
say alfalfa," As Beecher said about
strawberries, doubtless God could
make a bettnr forage plant than al
falfa but In my opinion, he never has !
As a forage plant for general use so
far as I know it has no equal.
WEBWOFCM3 ON ALFALFA.
National Crop Improvement Service.
When the webworme start taUlns
tho leaves al of your alfalfa, cut tho
lfalfa at on;o, no matter how big or
"ttle It may be. Remove the hay, If
there Is ny. Then with an alfalfa
renovator or .a smoothing harrow
Weighted sufficiently to do business,
ol those woi ms around in tho dirt
nd smash the m. Doing this work
promptly often means another cutting
f alfalfa which would have been lost
If the worms hd been allowed to
hwvsst, the crop. v
Thomas Pronton sold flic fol
lowing stock: Ono fat cow to
Oliver Ponsil for (!!); m.e boric
lo .Mr. Kittor for Mii. and on.'
calf to Paker Dames ;il ."1-J els.
Mrs. Slonaker has been enter-
tabling her sist-rs, .Mis.
Walk. r and
fiiniily of Mont
gomery City and .Mis. .lolm Ply
lion of near Mexico.
Mr. it ti I Mis. Plybon are going
to M;i rt to Colorado Sunday to
spend (lie inter for tho hitter's
Duller Outline ii it. 1 Mr. Robin
son were out from Mexico limit -in,'
in tliis viiinity this week.
P.nrn. lo the wife of J. T. Pcal
ty, Nov. !lli, ii son.
" I'nole" Jim Daniel and wife
nnd P.risk Daniel and family vis
ited at t lie lionie of J. T. Deal I y
Ed. Morris bought one lieil'er
calf f roin W. J I. Deiiipscy. lie al
so Hold three slioats to the same
Miss Lucy Drown entertained
lier Sunday school class Sunday
lor dinner. All report a fine time.
Miss Lucy .Ies.se of Mexico vis
ited her sister, Mrs. f aura Oriftin.
Sunday ami Monday.
"Willard Thompson is moving to
his new home he purchased from
Summer Davis ii able to be o-ii
again after a week's sickness of
Mrs. Maggie Sims is visiting?
homefolks this week".
Fine weather for this time of
year, although il still eonlinie"
rainy and (lie orti fields are soil
for the farmers to gather corn.
Wheat is looking fine owing to
the wet and warm weather, with
not much of an acreage sown this
time. Some fields of corn arc
making -10 bushels to the acre, but
:!(! bushels is the general acreage.
W. Ed. I'.oyd and son sold '."
head of good porkers to Overfelt
& Atkinson last week at near the
8 cuts mark. (!. V. Crews sold
to same parties six head of pork
ers. Mr. Stephen (Dock) Smiih of
Fulton is visiting friends and rel
atives in Xorth Callaway and
South Audrain Ibis week.
Mr. J. W. Dailey, Concord's
hustling merchant and all-around
trader, bought of L. S. Smith &
Son 47 head of extra good feeding
steers at 7 els. per pound.
Charley jloll'man sold to J. V.
Pailoy T(ll bushels of corn at .Ml
cents per bushel.
Finley Smith, one of Xorlh Cal
laway's hustling young stock
men, went lo St. Louis last week
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WH" "U"""nt nt si..-,.,..
Uj. ..i.:. i ...
-"in n snipped iwii
W. J. Woods is
Louis this week with a consigu-
monl of two ears of horses
Johnson and wife were
in Dooiie count v last
17 Inch Oaklet.
A dandy coal heating stove for
1.").0(); 15 inch size for sMl'.OO; 13
inch size for 10.00.
Ferris & Cauthorn.
LESSONS IN PATRIOTISM.
Tlie Mlssmirian. who hasn't
iNiour.li pride to want a part In the
bill!. ling of the new capltol for tho
tu(i he loves, bhould take a row
lessons in patriotism and cultivate
a spirit of appreciation tor the civ
ilization he enjoys.
.tMlf. 60 YEARS'
Atinnn fii'jlH n f I.
n1r:.!v uti' : .'lii
nt'd f1nC) lt'nin iiiu?
Hue wiit'Tii'-r mi
Ili'"lll"l t:i lT.iiitiiY iMii'iii' u. miiniimi ii
lititiaiitriciivi ',;;, HrC'lBDCK I'an-nU
tout ftp. llANt nL.'-i'Cv for Ri'i iirUitT pitluiUM.
I'niftitH tltnuiii Miitiu & Cu. rticulT
iti. d, wf hi.i-t t ii "-ve, lu the
A hnr;lomoif tliiii! rnt'l wwVlr. I sriroiit rlr
cniNi h.ii i.iif Hi'iiMii tiln j -ii Mini. 0 rnm. a
roiir: f"if uin'Miid, U tiui.t l uil imtmrtotiioT.
U.kttub OIUuu. & BU WutalliKiU. 1. U
. rt ' . i.
Rev. W. H. Hook.
K'ev. V. II. Hook of this city is
in tlic race for Chaplain of the
House of Representatives nt Jef
ferson City this winter. Dro.
Hoo!; went after this place two
years ago hut missed it by a
small margin. Many of the niein
hci's promised him then they
would support him for the place
at this session.
He has been a minister in the
Christian church for 40 vears.
ind he lias also alwavs been a
zealous Democrat, lie is faithful
to every task. Once he was young
hill now he is growing old. He
does not want the place as a side
line, simply needs it and desires
it. Hon. E. A. Shannon is sup
porting him and so as a unit will
the Democrats of this enmity.
HIGH HILL DISTRICT.
Husking and Snapping Corn is
t he order of the day.
Mrs. McCray of Illinois is visit
ing the family of Mrs. .lames
The mother and brother of Mrs.
W. I). lis visited her last
C. K. Sellers delivered a wagon
load of hogs at Ccntralia Monday
Jesse Campbell who has been
very sick is up again.
Mrs. L. L. Spencer visited her
sister in St. Louis last week.
Jesse I'ulis and wife visited at
H. F. I'ulis' recently.
Mrs. Charles Jennings and lit
t . hoy of Ccntralia are visiting at
J. K. Lanhain's this week.
Kiuniett Sims of Mobcrly was
at his father's. Ollivcr, Sunday to
see t !:e folks.
Ora Miller has returned, from a
trip to South Dakota where she
has been visiting her sister. Mis.
liny Miller, D;:z Smith and C.
i.'. Sellers delivered cattle to Ccn
V. T. I'ulis has his house about
completed. He has been building
.in addit ion td it.
V. II. Iloberts, who has been in
t lie West for years, is visiting
his brothe'-.s belt', T. .1. and D. M.
is tin1 ii;iiin of the. bjnr fifteen
thousand dollar serial Ftory
which will appear in Tho
Weekly Kansas City Star soon,
for tin news n per rights of
which tho author received $15,
000. The story, pronounced
t mi iri':itest this popular novel
ist has written, will not he pub
1 i -hod as a hook until it has run
srialiy in this newspaper.
The tiienie is the Italian
Mafia, and against that sinister
background the author has
thrown tin softer colors of nn
absoibii.'K and fascinating love
story, The story, while trn-ik in
tone, has the humor, spriqht
lincsK ami net ion that have
ehnracK-rizcd his previous suc
cesses. "Tin Not" will he continued
in liberal installments each
wee!;, with li!':een powerful
;!!i:!i! ' ions ?,y i!o. nrd (Jihv.
The siiV-'evips pi ice of The
WVekly K :),:.- l ily Mer is
c uts a j en!'.
Sui.-r,rile now nrd .'iX.)!'1
u.isi;it; u copy.
Tin' Weekly Kansas City .Slat
Kansas City, Mo.
FARM AND LIVE STOCK.
S. I'. Kimnons' ng short-horn
cattle sale lakes place today.
Some corn in Hit vicinity of
Worcester has sold at 4." cents a
Clark Williams, of Molino, re
cently sold Karl Carter n nice,
horse for $!!..
Homer Azdcll. near Worcester,;
is feeding 4(1 head of good heavy
J. Ii. Smiley, over Santa Ft
way, is feeding N) steers for the
D. F. Shulse. of Worcester,
bought a mule colt of Jake
La line last week for $50.
Arthur Dicus, of Denver Dam,
has just completed the addition
of a large shed to his barn, lie
is feeding a load of cattle, also
one load of hogs, which are about
ready to go.
Dr. W. II. Cowherd, Mexico
veterinarian, advises Audrain
county farmers to muzzle their
horses while gathering corn in
the fields. The fodder is wormy
and poisonous to the horses.
Tin- public sale of Johnson &
(iardner, near Molino, last Fri
day totaled S,'Jli2.:t."). F. It. Cook
bought a two year old Short -horn
heifer for $."."; C. M. Fox. a
Short -horn cow, $7-'t; J. K. Mun
dy, a cow for .tSU; Clyde Kllis, a
hcil'cr calf for $2." ; a yearling
heifer, Karl Carter. $2!; W. W.
Johnson, a cow for if "(); E. (i.
Ken us a bull calf for $22; F. D.
Cook bought n Jersey cow for
$4!l; J. (1. Ford a cow for $10; J.
A. Henderson h grade heifer for
ii iC. W. W. Johnson paid $110
for a gray draft stallion.
Mr. W. II. McClellan of Van
Jalia and Miss Cora C. Drown, of
Siloani Springs, Ark., were
united in marriage by Judge W.
W. Dolts in this city last Tues
day. Dr. J. W. Jesse, formerly of
Mexico, a son of Hev. lioyal
Jesse here, now residing at Santa
liosa, Cali., lost his wife by death
:i few days ago. She had been in
failing health for some time. Miss
Lucy Jesse, teacher in the South
Side School here, left Tuesday of
this week for Santa Rosa, on a
visit lo her brother. Her place in
! In school hcrcwill be supplied
by Miss Sallie Harrett.
$1 .;(, -."). $:!.()() and
!(!.( m) ,anv sie anv kind
Ferris & Cauthorn.
A Moose's Muse.
The following lines come to us
from a voter down at Den: on
The election is over, the bells
Wilson has won, the songs are be
We had it easy! we all declare.
For he ran right vil from the
And Taft did not get started il
was so far,
And Wilsonites were way above, A.; wc go lo press no arrang.--par.
" iiieets hae been made for the
Some say they knew it would tro ' funeral. Full report next w eek.
j that way, (
While others don't want lo talk.
of tin glorious day.
For they are all Dull Mooscrs and
Hep. Dold !
Put the D. M. have conic to stay.
so I am" told.
Just watch the Iienablicans take,
Now that a new party is in sight.
The greatest victory ever to he, i
The one just passed, helped by
you and me.
We struggled on though our
chance was small,
Until Teddy and Taft had i-o
show at ill!.
What we'll do is hard to for ee
For the land of the lue. v.: and the
hulii-' of the free.
Clyde Ii. Deidner,
Do'.iy Varden Chocolate:;
j Wren's Pharmacy,
If you aro to srll for this Holiilny
or Christmas gvt in touch with us.
1 1 i-lu'st market prit'i's pail at all times
for all kinds of Poultry. TURKEYS Tor
THANKSGIVING must he delivered on or
before. Saturday, November 23, 1912.
Audrain Produce Co.
J. V. Deck last week sold a
gooil two year old gelding to
Curtright of Paris.
Miss Milligan and her sister-in-law
of Slater are visiting their
aunt. Mrs. Mike Peck.
Saturday night. Nov. '2-WA,
then- is to be an oyster and ice
cream supper at F. D. Mcliee's for
the benefit of Midway church.
Kvcryhody invited to come.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dlum were
called to Kansas City a few days
ago on account of Mrs. Dluni's
sister, Mrs. Lizzie Clark, getting
hurt while stepping oil' a street
Mrs. Mary Dybec of Santa Fe
recently visited her daughter
here, Mrs. O. T. Cawthorn.
Mrs. D. T. Daker and little son
of near Mexico visited her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wil
fley. V. F. Wiltley lost a ..'.0 male
from eating corn.
C. C. Mel lee and wife visited
the family of II. H. lbillenshcad
f Centralia Saturdav ami Suu
day. W. II. Mallory and (). T. Caw
thorn have each lost a number of
hogs of cholera.
There is to be a pie supper at
Long Dranch school house Friday
night, Xov. 22nd.
Harper liudasill entertained a
number of his friends with a
birthday dinner Sunday, Nov. 10.
D. C. Ilcrrey went to Kansas
Charley Derrcy got a finger
badly mashed at the wood saw
Saturday at Farley Campbell's.
. T. Cawthorn and family vis
iled at Santa Fc Sunday.
Mrs. Judge Carter Dead.
The wife of Judge Alex Carter,
north of Mexico, sutWrcd a stroke
of paralysis yesterday morning
and at about the noon hour she
Dcccaaci! before her luai'liage
was Miss Carrie Wilson, daugli-
Icr of Waller Wilson,
who lived near Molino.
I uieie of the late (!oV,
Pcsides her husband she
I by ihc following ehil -
;s .survi e
Iron: Karl Carter and .Misses
Frances, Mary, Laura and
xas This Winter
M:n.v folks are just commencing to "get w ix
t ions of a t rip to Texas.
Texas lands i Oh, yes, fortunes have been made and are be
ing ma le in city property down then!. If you have never
been in that country, don't you really owe yourself a Texas
outin-ri This winter, for instance why not;
Tin rat.H nn attractive. T:i climate i line, the hotel., are
"ond: th. a lot to - a i i you may run aero- - a rum!
w.i.x ; i m i' -s i.n,' mo; . --others lime.
Anyhow, can iri and h ' V- tiil. it over. If! haven't iile!.".
Lis ve liesei liiing th-- particular mi din, i Ui.n inleri -l- , mi, i
can ;;et if. if it's pr!n! 'd.
C. B. &
Country Phone 45
licv. W. H. Hook, of Mexico,
preached two excellent sermons
at the Christian church here Sun
day. Miss Kiiinia Sutton of our pub
lie school, spent Sunday with
homefolks at Vaudalia.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Dall visited
relatives near Curryville Sunday.
Julius Kimmcl made a business
visit at Pendleton Monday.
Miss Kthcl Sutton is spending
the week with her cousin, Mrs.
Mrs. (J. II. Diggs, of Pcrbcck.
Canada, is the guest of Senator
Diggs and family.
Mrs. Jane Oliver is spending
tin! week with Laddouia relatives.
Henry Depping returned Satur
day from a visit with relatives al
Mrs. Frank of Hstes, Pike coun
ty, visited her mother, Mrs. Win.
Mrs. Neal, of Vaudalia, i
spending a few days with her
father, postmaster !. W. Chase.
Tim Waters shipped a car of
fine cattle to Si. Louis, Sal unlay.
Little Leta Kelluni has been
Miss Stella Trabue is reported
on tin sick list.
Dernice Slaveus is visiting rcl -
atives at Laddouia.
.Mrs. I). Ii. Plain! and children,
of Callaway county, visited li. II.
(ioodin and family Sunday.
Miss Florence Kirkpatrick, our
popular primary teacher, speni
Sunday with honiel'olks at Mex
ico. Mrs. W. M. Howard is spending
the week with Mrs. Kiiima Lee, of animal carcasses for the preveu
Vaudalia. 1 1 ion of contagious diseases, and
i general agrieiilt ural legislation,
Special Granite Sale
Saturday and colli iiiinog linn
the following week. We will
have some bargains in grant
ware. i ou can not all'ord to I
miss il. Sale begins Saturday.
rsec our window. I
Ferris & Cauthorn.
ir on the Klectric
Line leaves Mexico,
!?Inl",H'V' at 1 ::0 l '" ,,v, l'.v
insieaii or : :.iu a
as hereto- i
I not been surpassed in the State
Our Undertaking Department -Missouri, or possibly any other
is high-class, and gives satis-j s,"1('- ''l(' offices are in connec
factory service. L. W. Uoberts. ilio" ''ilh the Commercial Club
" ' and are nicely furnished and cen
to the attrac-
Q. R. R.
THE FARM MOVEMENT.
Audrain County Men Qet a
Glimpse of Things Doing.
W. W. Pollock, Judge C. C.
Dlcdsoe and K. K. Race of this
county attended the Farm Move
ment Convention held at Sedalia
last Monday, which was called by
tin Pettis County Dureau of Agri
culture and others. The Audrain
county representatives came back
with an enthusiasm for the move
ment and for the objects to bo ac
complished almost beyond words
The Pettis County Dureau of
Agriculture was organized at the
instigation of the Sedalin Com
mercial Club in co-operation with
the leading citizens of the county,
the County Court, the school
board. State Department of Agri
culture and the National Drain
PiXchaugc. The work of organiz
ing the entire State in a similar
manner was launched.
Prominent railroad, bank, State
and tiovcrnnient oflicials as well
as ) i roin i no 1 1 1 citizens represent
ing commercial clubs, agricultur
al and other associations, were in
attendance. The Hon. Dcrt Dall
of Chicago, Secretary M. V. Car
roll of the Pettis County Dureau
of Agriculture, and County Ad
visor Sam Jordan were among
I he leading spirits.
"Pettis county was the third
lo organize, Kankakee (111.) be
ing tirs!, and Clinton (la.) sec
ond. In all fourteen or fifteen
counties have organized, and
every one has been a success far
beyond expectation," said Mr.
Kankakee is already producing
the Kankakee Yellow Den! Seed
Corn which will sell from $2.(1(1 to
1 per biisln I as long as it lasts,
and many shipments will he
made out of the county. Clinton
and Scdalia will follow in this di
rection in the order named. This
year the seed corn raised in Pet
tis county will likely be sold as
high as I.00 a bushel.
As an example of the impetus
of the movement 200 silos were
j ''"'It i" Pettis county this year,
Dairy herds are being fed at a
j saving of one-fourth and at the
same liin the milk flow n in
creased one third. (This is the
I hilchinan 's one per cent.)
S.-dalia business men, teach
ers, school children, at the meet
ing, ill hotels and on the streets,
talked of little else.
liesolut ions asking pure seed.
' I"" '' ''n'(' sires, disposition of
! A I'estilul hoi I'm In' i in in ti 1 1 :i 1 1'
appoint iiieiii of a slate leader of
county advisors, who shall be in
(charge, ami al once call a geiier-
iai lute! iier i wlneli iv iircsc nla -
li e.-; nt all i I the coniiiierci.il and
agi ii nil hi ill clubs, railroads,
banks, agricultural, implement
and fertilizer manufacturers,
,,,.,,,1,,,.,. dealers, agricultural
M,.,..IUS ('.,, ll(.,u mi others, will
. in aUcndancc,
display of farm products
it the heaibiuarters has probably
trally located. Ivegrcl is express
ed by the Audrain County Com
mittee that every man, woman
and child in the county could not.
have been present so that they
"might be shown" and have got
ten the inspiration of all these
leaders and people, so that the
movement might be fully under
stood. 'I he Mexico Commercial Club
is leading in I Ids matter and it
should be warmly supported by
the progressive farmers thruout
i he county, us the movement is
onn'y-wiiie and w ill benefit all.
Election Is Over.
."e can now think about the
.'. iiilir necessaries. A good lire
keeping oak s'ove is a joy to the
Household. We have it in the Su
perior Air Tight Oak, best ever.
Ferris & Cuutltorn.