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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1907.
8 i r, r ; i i i ! i ; 4 sMisssiiiii'i'''''''MMMMMMMMWM,'MM"MMM'" Lf r TJie Biggest Hind of a Change that Ever Happened to Any Magazine Has Happened This Month to SCRP BOOK THE SCRAP BOOK tor July la fa sued la (im sections im complete msgazme, each with It nn cerer and Ms wt table content. On of (Am cfea te m 4IX ILSJUSTRJt TED magazine ; f fie other to an ALL-FICTION magazm. Each fa a aaaaatt "! is ffseff. The ana presents ait overwhelming array af human Interest article and fHumtratlonmt the ether an enomfon tonnage ef fiction 160 page of abs Of Mm a eferfea. Ten yean aeo I created a new tvpe of magazine the ALL-FICTION magazine. Now I am creating another distinct type the ALL-ILLUSTRATED magazine. Thi, is the age of specialization. The conventional magazine, with its smattering of illustrations and it smattering of fiction and its smattering of speoal an down t contain enough of any one thing to make it satisfying. The ALL-FICTION magazine and the ALL-ILLUSTRATED magazine, joined together as a unit, strengthen each other, and make something really big and forceful and convincing. The Only Way to Know a Thing is to Try It The two-section magazine idea is brand-new to the world. It is not quite new with me, however, as I hart given i t, at odd times, four or five vears of thought. It first came into my mind in response to a desire to couple, in some way, the strength of the all-fiction magazine with the illustrated features of the conventional magazine. It hat been a difficult problem to work out. Now that the idea is perfected, I wish to tee what there it in it. It looks to me to be very good, but the only way to know a thing is to try it. Two Magazines for a Quarter Easy Money The price ofXhis two-part magazine is twenty-Sve cents, which ia equal to twelve and one-half centa a magaxine. Most magazines which wen selling at ten cents have been advanced to Gfteen cents. THE SCRAP BOOK In two parts means two magazines for twenty-6ve cents against thirty cents for two fifteen cent magazines. ; Now Ready on all News-stands FRANK A. MUNSEY, - - New York GROWING IMPORTANCE OF PEANUT BUSINESS A Steadily Increasing Item in the Commerce of the United States. Vashingtpn, June 18. (Seciiil Cor respondence of The Republican.) IVa nut's are beginning to form an ap preciable and rapidly growing item in the foreign commerce of the L'nited Sates, especially in the Import trade. Deepire the fact that the United States produces 12 million bushels of peanuts per annum, her exportations have been in such inconsiderable quantities that the bureau of statistics has only re cently found it necessary to include peanuts in its list of articles exported. Meantime the imports have also rapid ly increased and th total foreign commerce in this article In the year about to end will aggregate nearly 1 million dollars, the imports, having grown in value from less than S6uO0 in the year 1900 to about a half mil lion dollars in the present year, while exports for the year will approximate about 300 thousand dollars. Prices of peanuts have also greatly advanced In the foreign markets, the average valuation of Imported peanuts based upon wholesale prices in the markets from which they are sent -to the United States, having advanced from 1.1 cents per pound in 1898 to 3.4 cents per pound in 1907, for those in the natural state, and that of shelled peanuts imjorted in 19S was 2.4 cents per pound, and in 1907, 4.5 cents. West Africa and the Kast Indies are the principal sources of supply of the peanuts entering the international markets of the world. The exports of peanuts from the French colony of Senegal on the west coast of Africa were, in the latest available year, over 300 million pounds; those of British India, a little less than 200 millions; Gambia on the west coast of Africa, about 100 millions; the Dutch East In dies, about BOO millions; while China, Japan, Argentina, Spain, and the Unit ed States also supply comparatively small quantities. The striking feature of our own trade in peanuts Is the rapid growth in Importations. The quantity import ed a decade ago, in the fiscal year 1S97, was less than 130.000 pounds; in 1902, over 1 million; in 1905. more than a millions; and in 1907 seems likely to be about 12 million pounds, of which about one-fourth represents shelled and three-fourths unshelled peanuts, the value being, as above stated, ap proximately a half million dollars for the present fiscal year, while that of "Stop! Look! Listen !" In the July number of the American Magazine the cheerful voice of "Mr. Dooley " is again heard This time he discusses " The Presidential Candidates " with Mr. Hennessy. Among others on whom he turns his wit and wisdom you will find : Fairbanks The denial Beveridge The Shy Foraker The Idealist Root The Wise Taft The Jollier Roosevelt The Boss Motormaa Six cartoons by John T. McCutcheon ; will add to your enjoyment a LISTEN tTA3fJSPTr WVf'il ft Don't fail to read Mr. Dooley" 00 The Presidential Candidates by F. P. Dunne Entertaining short stories, great timely articles and beautiful pictures make a notable number of The July American Magazine Q cts. At any News-stand Just Out JQ cts. The Phillips P.blishlnj Cm., Fifth Ave., New York exports will be over one-quarter of a million dollars. . , Since the peanut crop of this country is not estimated annually by the de partment of agriculture, the only of ficial data in regard to both the acre age and the production is that col lected by the decennial ' census. A comparison of the eleventh and twelfth censuses shows that the growing of peanuts has been rapidly extending In this country, the acreage in 1889 being 204,000 acres and in 1899 517,000 acres, an increase of over 130 per cent, while the production has Increased from 3.0&8.OOO bushels to 11.90S.000 bushels, or about 233 per cent. The crop Is concentrated in a 'few southern states, Virginia supplies about one-third of It North Carolina about another third, and five states (Georgia, Alabama and Florida in addition to the above men tioned) claiming in 1899 about 90 per cent of the acreage and crop. In comparison with this production the foreign trade is yet insignificant, the highest imports amounting in the nine mounths ending March, 1907, to about 400.000 bushels, or less than 4 per cent of the crop of 1899. while the exports were about 32S.OOO bushels, or less than 3 per cent. The increase in the imports of pea nuts which has taken place during the last year makes the conditions of the world production and trade of practical importance to the farmers of certain sections of the country. The world production of peanuts is considerable, but since tne .greater part Of It is grown in countries of lower civilization, the statistical data In re gard to the world crop Is very Incom plete. Aa judged by the statistics of foreign trade, the main peanut-producing countries are tropical regions, namely, a few colonies In Africa (Sen egal and Gambia), British India. Dutch East Indies, China and Japan in Asia, Argentina in South America, and Spain in Europe. The total exports of these eight countries amounted. In 1900, to 21,000.000 bushels; In 1901. 24, 000,000 bushels; in 1902. to 23.000.000; in 1903, to 32,000,000. and In 1904. to 30. 000.000 bushels, valued approximately at $15,000,000. In edition to these countries, several colonies in Africa have been for the the last few years exporting small quantities, such as French Guinea, Dahomey, Ivory Coast; but these exports are as yet without commercial Importance. Of the total exports, which may be considered equivalent to the world's trade in pea nuts, about one-half was supplied by the French African colony of Senegal alone, the British African colony of Gambia supplying about 15 per cent, so that two-thirds came from these two African colonies. British India's share constituted from 20 to 30 per cent, so that about 90 per cent is sup plied to the world market by these three countries. In the case of the African colonies the exports may be considered as prac tically equivalent to the crop, domestic consumption In these two colonies be ing probably very small. In regard to the Aslaslc countries this does' not hold true, the local consumption being very large and the exports -being a compar atively small part of the total produc tion. Official estimates of area and production of peanuts .in British India show a very rapid and persistent in crease in acreage from 215,000 acres in 1S97-9S to 600,000 acres in 1906-7, and in production from 56,000 tons, or 5, 600.000 bushels, to about 300.000 tons, or 30 million bushels, L e., more than two and a half times the American crop. The exports of peanuts from India amount to only about one-fourth or one-fifth of the crop. In Japan a decline of exports has taken place not withstanding the increase of produc tion, owing to the increasing consump tion, scarcely 2 per cent of .the crop being now exported. The exports of China constitute only one-tenth of the total shipments from its ports, which include the coastwise trade. More over China's imports of peanuts are very much larger than her exports, be ing, in 1902. 1.615.000 bushels against 802,000 bushels; in 1903, 3.104,000 bush els against 791,000 bushels; in 1904. 5.973,000 bushels against 595,000, and in 1905, 6,897,000 against 693.000 bushels exported. The exports of Argentina are very Irregular, which is probably explained by the well-known Irregu larity of all crops in that country. The currents of trade in peanuts are mostly from all the eastern countries and African colonies mentioned to ward Europe. Senegal ships about 65 to 70 per eent of its total exports to France and about 15 to 20 per cent to Netherlands. Gambia sends to France about SO per cent and to Netherlands 10 per cent, Brltiuh India also selling to France nearly 90 per cent of all its exports of peanuts and most of the remainder to China. China's exports are consumed In the Far East, and only Japan shows considerable quan tities exported to the United States. Thus France Is seen to be the most important purchaser of peanuts. The imports of the unshelled product into France amount to about 10 to 14 mil lion bushels, and the imports of the shelled article, namely, from British India, have rapidly grown within the past six years from 53 million pounds to 242 million pounds, so that the total imports have increased from 350 mil lion pounds in 1900 to 538 million pounds (about 25 to bushel) in 1906. These enormous quantities are used in France, principally in Marseilles, for the extraction of oil. This is the main use to which peanuts are put in Eu rope, where they are not considered an article of luxury, as In this country. In fact, several countries class peanuts In their trade statistics with oil seeds or raw products for use in manufactures. "I fear." said the poet, "that I am writing over the heads of the people." 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