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m-',- WASHINGTON. D. C., April 18.- -. $?... ne following costmasters have bo?n WnuaiftBlonrd ill Wc.:l Virginia: Pearl ili Martin at Lima, and Bert G Linn ?1 it Helen's Run. Dudley B. Britt. of Clarksburg, is a I (' Nsitor in Washington. In recent years apple growing in j West Virginia for the commercial mar-! ktet hat grown in leaps and bounds to I on* of the state's most important industries. Immense sums of money Mr* invested in orchards in that state ' tad many fortunes have been made It la a source of great wealth to the Itates, and the Eastern Pach^ndleetrantles it is second to no other as a source of the wealth and prosperity of th* people. England is the principal export market for American apples, and to England goes most of the West Virginia crop grown for commercial purposes. How England became our principal apPl* market is an interesting story. Vltoria was young and, though she Was a queen, she was also a woman, and impressionable. Arthur Stevenson, who was then American minister / to, the court of St. James, gave her tome very beautiful apples?"AJbe marie Pippins" they were, from a then ! Virginia orchard which is now locatsd within West Virginia, and is a large and a profitable property owned , by a stock company. 80 pleased was the queen that she sanied the import tax on apples to be ramoved. From that time, exports of apples from the United States to BngT&nd Increased rapidly. England became, and has remained, the principal export market for American apPies. Taking the United States as a whole, there has been very little planting of apple trees since 1910. Comparatively few young trees, therefore, are coming into bearing at this time. This is shown by an investigation of the commercial apple industry recently made by the United States Department of Agriculture. Indeed, the largest single commercial applbproducing section in the United States r has reached its maximum production, and unless the planting rate increases a decline is to be expected. That region is Western New York which, early in the sixties, became and has since remained the center of com merclal apple production In the United j States. It has produced regularly jp^fi316 JOiMiwiKm / J i . ? Mt^i|r?nHnDD|D^^H9 JM] v."*' $" n* )N NEWS ! Y CHARLES BROOKS SMITH. | about one-fourth of the normal commercial apple crop of the country-1 But most of the present bearing trees wero planted In the late sixties .jmd are now nearly 50 years old. \Hgor and productivity continue longer In Western New oYrk than anywhere else in the country, perhaps, yet they cannot be maintained indefinitely, ana the center of production may be expected to shift. Similar declines arc taking place in what is known as the New England Baldwin belt, including portions of Maine, New Hampshire. Vermont and Massachusetts, but an this has never represented more than 5 per cent, of the total commercial production It is of relatively less importance. In later years two comparatively new commercial apple regions have come Into large production?the Pacific Northwest and the ShenandoahCumberland region of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The former is producing now about as Luany uuiiiiuci ^icti cippius aa ;>i*w iuni, and the latter is producing about half as many. ltoughly speaking. New York, the Pacific Northwest and the Shenandoah-Cumberland produce about fiveeights of all the commercial apples grown in the United States. The Shenandoah-Cumberland lang region is yet only approaching its maximum production. In the Northwest there was considerable planting of unsuitable lands, but western production is being stabilized and will continue to be an increasingy important factor in the apple industry. Other regions of considerable commercial apple production are the Piedmont district of Virginia, the Hudson Valley. Southern Ohio, Western Michigan, Southern and Western Illinois, the Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas and Missouri, the Missouri river region of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, the Arkansas Valley region, California and Colorado. Investigation of commercial apple production was begun by the Department of Agriculture in 1917, and a survey has been made of every important apple-producing county In the United States. As a result of this lnves ligation, a areiuuy organized system has been perfected for Issuing regular monthly reports during the growing season, forecasting commercial apple production. This service has been extended to peaches, which is another fast-growing West Virginia de-' tke Stocl ipring anc Ware: ASTER heral W-' Spring and Syrr way. - Warm days>< and lighter clotWgA Na dotibt thens ire your wardrobe whicl nq^ted so/cnev may CJeanii^gyPre'ssing ai weeks and months b you naa deemed yrc Utu| bring the&? sc ments to our mjoderr make them look like vyur AUIU einze& Cleaners s Madison Street PHONE I EmrSRA JHfiffluy - *1 . .; THE WEST VIRGINIAN,: velopment, a-nd soon will Include pears and other fruits. Among the West Virginia women here attending the convention of the D. A. R. are Mrs. White, of Weston; Mrs. Clark Heavner, of Buckhannon; Mrs. J. Ed. Law and Mrs. Margaret Coplin, of Clarksburg, and Mrs. Rolston, of Weston. An application for a pension has been filed at the Pension Bureau for Mrs. Erasy R. Bailey, of Hemlock. W. Va., by Senator Sutherland. An original pension has been granted to Mrs. Rebeca L. Howell, of L'ffington, W. Va., at the rate of J25 a month from August 2, 1918. and accrued pension due her late husband on the date of his death. Wilbur H. Brand, of Charleston, an attache of the State Copitol. has been in Washington on official business. E. L. Hughes, after a visit with relatives at Buckhannon, has left for Kentucky where he is employed by the Consolidation Coal company. Georee McClintlc. a well known law yer of X^harleston, and a pro^aent F^owerTF Grown Right Here ill Fail and No Express v BLOOMD? Lilies, Hyacinths, Tifiips/J ble Petuma, Heliatjonf I ites, Pansres, and E$/rani \\ CUT FL< Roses, Cariations jlweet I Lilies of thl Vail#! ^LOWEROTOR AL1 Mountain Cltj Opposite p c of Yoi 1 Summel A J J rnhp ds|t)>^an^^i of igrer is fast en the vili soon blupon us be w&n. mfny./armkts in 1 iteea only to be retejfVe you again. nqt Dyeiijg will add /the life of things )rtlifrs8? liled and worn gari plant and we will new. Will Call Pnmnar tnd Dyers Fairn 1200 * V v;; f-:<; . I' - t ; ? ? ... .. j,:.. , * p ' leader on the Republican "side in the last House of Delegates, Is a guest of Senator Howard Sutherland. Commissions as postmasters at the places named hare been issued to James A. Graham at Sand Stone, W. Va., and to Samuel 0. Gwlnn at Red Spring, W. Va Chieftain fitSTWHITE OR EASTER rmont, by W .H. Leaman, Charges Added. G PLANTS. farcike, Geraniums, Dou-v SnglisHvDaisies, Marmerjia SpiiVa. )WER?\^^ 3eas, VioJflM, Orchids, and' r ajfn i cfrA\ ia a xttv mw rflower Sii^p OST OFFICE \ 1 WAH ;NING, APRIL 18, 1919. 1 ... H C4//>rc Ai / ? f Extremely Smart Walking: ^xfords iiHli Calf, Comfortable Yet 9resswfmd Iq \ Long and Stre^ouj^Service/ PRICED mtOM^ / f \ $6/to$lj4 Smimc Cluia Cfa Limtii v vuw vv 327 MMVSTREET THIHCS / I II /VI ! 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