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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
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
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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
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
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-'
W-' Spring and Syrr
way. - Warm days><
and lighter clotWgA
Na dotibt thens ire
your wardrobe whicl
nq^ted so/cnev may
weeks and months b
you naa deemed yrc
Utu| bring the&? sc
ments to our mjoderr
make them look like
I EmrSRA JHfiffluy
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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,
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
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
Grown Right Here ill Fail
and No Express
Lilies, Hyacinths, Tifiips/J
ble Petuma, Heliatjonf I
ites, Pansres, and E$/rani
\\ CUT FL<
Roses, Cariations jlweet I
Lilies of thl Vail#!
c of Yoi
A J J
igrer is fast en the
vili soon blupon us
1 iteea only to be retejfVe
nqt Dyeiijg will add
/the life of things
liled and worn gari
plant and we will
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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
rmont, by W .H. Leaman,
farcike, Geraniums, Dou-v
3eas, VioJflM, Orchids, and'
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OST OFFICE \
;NING, APRIL 18, 1919. 1
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f Extremely Smart Walking: ^xfords iiHli
Calf, Comfortable Yet 9resswfmd Iq
\ Long and Stre^ouj^Service/
PRICED mtOM^ / f
Smimc Cluia Cfa
Limtii v vuw vv
I II /VI
! Choice J[ On Fancy
Home Dressed Jersey I
Bologna, lb 30c
Coney Island Weiners, lb 25c
Pan Sauce, lb 106
Oysters, qt 65c
Oysters, in Shell, dos 40c
Fresh Fish, lb u... 20c
Bacon, by the strip, lb 45c
7 kinds of Sugar Cured Country
j Chicago Dairy and &
W. H. RANDOLPH, Prop?J
PHONE 576 Opposite Ken]
WE CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 10
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You will make no mistake if you come her
have gathered for the Easter Feast. Pr
ways the Best.
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Chick Riot ? . . 31c N
Rib Rust k. . 5 . 32c
Roasting Veil . !. 25c t?#5c .
Roasting Pari J. . . Mc
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Pork and Btef \xyt
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Genuine Spring Leg of Lamb 42c I
JtifSiusage . . 25c to 38c
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i and Dressed
if1 a FOWL FOR SOuiS^M
COFFEE, jb ..... ^
Daisy flutter, id ? ?>.... 4$S
Tub Butter, lb 51^
Creamery, 4 kinds, lb ...*|fjl
16 oz. Loaf Bread, home-made ... IjflB
Fresh Dill Pickles, doz .-..
Hog Hearts, lb ..'..ojB
Pig Tails ...' >- ^18
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