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rilE BURLINGTON FIIKE l'KESS ; THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 1007.
WAS GREAT YEAR FOR AG RICUL TUB E. Wealth Production for Year 1907 Exceeds the Banner Year Of 190G. WORK OF DEPARTMENT Anmtnl Itrpnrt of See, Wilson Slums Jinny Improvements Forest I'ro tuets More Valuable Thnn I1er (Jonris Itestilts from the "iMcct Ion of Mcnt. TahltiR . Nov. 2!. Thn annual re port of James Wilson, secretary of tho Jopntmont of ngrlcultuio, wan made Mibll to-d,i I.i opening he says: "'t lias been n. year of untoward con ditions requ ring all tho industry nnd f-klll of the farmers to grow nn average ;rop. They have struggled not only with an erratic uunn but with a scarcity of ulp In nil the States and Territories of ie t nion SUMMARY OF CHOPS. "In the production of crops tho year IP"" has been pood one to all of tho peopl as vc!l as to tho .armors. It has svcr-ihed with the previous five years nf' r general balancing of pains ami Irs.'es, A great fall In oats below tho nvcinge nnd much smaller declines In wheat, tobacco, hops, flaxseed, and buck wheat have been countor-balnnced, and more than that, by Increases above the average In cotton, hay, bailey, rye, rice nnd potatoes, This means material com modities and not tho value placed upon 'hem, "No sii"h high aggregate of crop val ues has ever bofori"!' en reached by farmers as for the crops of IVYi. In estl mat ns these, little If any use Is made of the blph puces before the break In the latt r part of October. The present Indl a' n Is that every crop except hops v '1 rnr It rahly, If not very much, ex ec d fn vabie the average of the previous I've year- Extremely larve rates of pi'n are r.1 - rved for corn, oats, barley, nc. 1 as l n. potatoes, rice and cot lion :ce 1 t"'i''0, potatoes, rice and cot be not in ,my ordinary year In the case of whe.t, cotton lint, and buck wi at "In tV rand total income from h.s -rops of tl is year the fanner finds hlm tc't 'n better financial condition than be fore. He reckons his Income in ten llg ures an-1 he Is still improving his farm, buying bom's, lending to his neighbors, and putting lit money Into the vaults jf hanks. iriGiinsT pnonrcTioN record. "Wealth production on farms In 1W7, as expressed In value, transcended the ' Igh Tcord of 10.K1. which was Itself much above the highest amount before reached. In arriving at the total the farm products of tho year are estimated n value for every detail presented by i the census and at that point In produc tion at which they acquire commercial vilue. "Tt-o Brand total for Y.'ll Is $7,412,000,001. This Ik SUVT.OOO.O'" above the value of IMC, $1 10.VWOO abovo that of KA", Jl,sr.3"X, OfO i bovc that of JOT, Jurcfrvwi abovo that of Wtt, and $2,cr..i,KO above tho census amount for IfPO. "A simple series of Index numbers shows the progress movement of wealth production by the farmer. The value of the products in holms taken at 100, the value for W1 stands at 125, for 1901 at 131, for at 131, for 1WG at 143, and for 1M7 at 157. "During the last nine years wealth tstlmated as above explained was created on farms to the fabulous amount Of 53,000.000.000. ORHAT FOREST PRODUCTS. I "Never before W! were tho year's ex ports nf forest products so valuable as In th's j.ar. With an Increase, of $lf!, "Vi.ooo over ...i, the total of these ex ports ran up to $9o,ooo,0fto, of which $52,. 000.000 was the value of lumber. J22.OO0, CO naval stores, and $ls,W),v) timber. "On the other hand, the Imported for est products were valued at JllSi.OoO.OOO, mostlv composed of indl.i lubber, valued at $.7..0O0.000: lumber, valued at $21,000,ijrtt; dims not Including rubber, valued at H5.000.fXO wood pulp at $i,fv.wn; and lin fawel cabinet woods at J,"i.0"f),iirt. The total Imports of forest products were val ued at y, ri0.v above the total of jjew, wh!-h was i. e hJ-het amount hitherto r ai cd THE .MEAT INSPECTION. "The federal meat inspection has nccn fjreatly extended and improved under the new law of ,Iune 30, IflOrt, and is now on a higher plane thaii fver 1 cfore public ennfldenee, which was unsettled by the nqltatlon of th previous year, has been restored. The Important malters of sanitation of slaughtering and packing establish ments, preparation of meats and pro duets, use of chemicals, preservatives, etc, and prevention of fraudulent la beling are now controlled nnd regu lated, Naturally a very marked Increase has occurred In this branch of tho work, as compared with tho preceding year Inspection was conducted nt "OS establishments In 1SU cities and towns during ti c Hscal year 1907, whereas In ISOfi the nrrespnndlnp totnls wero 1(13 establishments and f8 cities and towns. Tho number of employes engaged In meat Inspection July 1, 1900, wns 981; tm July 1, 1907, this force had been In creased to 2,200. "In addition to thn veterinary In spection thero Is subsequent Inspec tlon of the meats nnd products, con nlstlng of on examination by experts In the curing of meats and a Inborn lory Inspection to determine the line terlologleal and chemical condition of tho finished products. For carrying on this work laboratories hnve been established nt New York, Chicago, East fit Ixiuls, Knnsas City, Omaha, and Pnn Francisco, As n result of this In spection more than ono hundred dif ferent varieties of products which hnd been In circulation prior to tho new net were found to ho In conlllct with It. TURTIRCUEOSIS INVESTIGATION. "Tuherculosls has continued to bo tho subject of special investigation by tho bureau of animal Industry. Further work has confirmed the vlcr that the lo cation of tuberculosis lesions In the body Is qulto Independent of tho point nt which the Infectious material enters, and Unit the frequency with which tubercu losis occurs as . lung dlsoas Justifies tho conclusion that tho hunt Is not always Infected directly through the air. "Tho work of tho year also demon strated that tho commonest moclo for tho discharge of tubercles U-iclllI from tho bodies of tuberculous cows Is with tholr feces, that about 40 per cent, of tho tu berculous cows that show no outward symptoms nre expelling and scattering tubercle bacilli, nnd that tubercle bacilli parsed with the feces of tuberculous cows nre actively pathogenic. 'When It Is loriic In mind how frequently milk contains cow feces, and that tho per centage of dairy cows known to bo tuber culous Is considerable, tho facts present ed seem to warrant the conclusion that tuberculous cows nro responsible In a great measuro for the prevalence of tu berculosis In the human family, "Tho examination of sediment taken from the cream separators of public creameries throughout the country has demonstrated tho presence of tuberclo bacilli In about one-fourth of thj sam ples, These creameries must he regarded as nn Important source of tubercular In fection for the hoge nnd calves that nro fed upon the separated milk that Is re turned to the farm from the creamery. State laws should bo enacted requiring tho sterilization of all milk and otlvir products before they are returned by the creamery to the fanner for use as food for live stock. The length of time that tuberclo bacilli will live and retain thero virulence In butter under usual market conditions is nlso being made a subject of Investiga tion, but tho work has-not proceeded far enough to give definite results, HORSE I3REED1NO. The work In t: e hreedlng of American carriage horses, In cooperation with the Colorado Experiment Station, Is pro gressing satisfactorily. During the fiscal year 11 foals, the progeny of selected parents, were dropped 2 males and S females. No additional horses were pur chased." "The woik in breeding Morgan horses, which is being carried on In coopera tion with the Vermont Experiment Sta tion, has been greatly extended through tho generosity of a public-spirited citi zen of Vermont, who donated to the department a farm of 403 acres near Middlebury. to be used In these opera tions. There wcte III the Vermont stud on July 1, I!i7, 1 stallion, 9 blood mares, 1 two-year-old filly, S younger fillies, and 1 wcmllng colt." CREAMERY INVESTIGATIONS. "The economic features of the cream ery business have received special atten tion during the past year. Reports were solicited from creameries with a view to giving them assistance In their meth ods of conducting the business. At the close of the year from 500 to CM cream eries were reporting monthly. A careful analysis of these reports shows a heavy loss to many creameries and to the farm ers supplying them, owing to lax meth ods and tho absence of system In keep ing records. Theso torsos are computed to be not less than Jo.OOO.OOO a year for tho entire country. Whenever reports Indicating defective work are received, letters are written pointing out tho de fects and suggesting remedies. The market Inspection of butter at Chi cago and New York has been continued with a view to assisting creameries to Improve the quality of their product Large quantities of butter deficient In quality nre found In these markets. Wbcn requested by the shipper, the ex perts of the dairy division examine n shipment on Its arrival at market nnd send to him promptly a rollablo report ns to Its condition and quality. If the butter is not of Rood quality, they state what tho defects are and make sugges tions for overcoming the trouble." Follower of Ananias. There hail been a fip;ht on a. street enr lis the wco stun' hours. The nc:: morning two blue clad servants of tin Culled Hallways company, the mint number of policemen ami a cloud o sable witnesses lined up before .link'. Tracer. One loquacious colored goiiilomn pave bis testimony, which wns ko oln I ously In opposition to the fact in th case that the intervention of the Judg seemed necessary. "Have you read the Illble?" asko the judge. "Yes, sir," briskly responded the r.-l ness, "I have boon a rludent of t!. Holy Scriptures ever since I was . child." 'Did you ever read lit the I'lblo of character named Ananias';" "Yes, air, and I have been try Inn t follow blm and ImlUte bis example I' , nigh on to twenty years," tejolnod tl. witness. "That will do," said the .Indue. "Yi may step down, U seems to me tli. S10 and costs will nbout lit this c:ie.' The witness left the chair, wonderlr what tho people were all laui;!i! about. Outside the courtroom lire' was shed on the personality of tl Scripture character whom he hnd bee modestly following. A colored elere;. man did the Unlit slieddinp: net. r i tho witness hastened back to eorrc what he called "tho mistake of an In. presslon," but the court bad alrend adjourned. St. I.ouls Cilohe-nonincru' Witty Lord Longford. One of the wittiest of our peers 1 hord Longford, nnd be has also earnei tile reputation of being one of tip worst dressed in spite of the fact thn for twenty years be bus been In C.k Second I.lfo ffiiaids. Tho story goes that a friend ow met blm In Ireland garbed in a pair o' continuations which were not on spoal: Ine terms with his boots and ehnffe. blm mercilessly about the "lucid Inter val" that occurred between them. Hir "Tommy," as Lord Longford Is Unov.i to bis intimates, In nowise disconcert ed, blandly explained that It was ronllj a matter of high politics. "You see, my dear fellow, tie breeches wero iiinde by a tailor who I n ramriant Oranseman, while the booth nre the achievement of a I'enlan col. bier, ho bow can yon expect 'ein to meet?" London TU-HUh. Restful Note. In the midst of exposures, accidents and the ftouoral crookedness of human nature It Is a relief to turn to such hems of contemporary history as the mention of the famous Ida Lewis, who has kept a llKbtliouse fifty years and paved nearly a score of lives, In the btriiKKle for selfish tain, of which the dally life of the world seems mainly made up, It rostores one's faith In the good In human nature to nolo a life like this, devoted, at tho cost of person al sncrlflce, to tho saving and welfare of other Uvea, Haltlmore Amorlcan. ASKS FOR MORE BATTLESHIPS Tho Secretary of the Navy Asks for Expenditures of $60,270,. 000 for More Vessels. ISSUES ANNUAL REPORT, Much rlensril w)th Mnrkeil Improve ment In (he Unlisted Personnel I.nrnr Number of Ship Jinvr nder Construction Xrii Mill) for I'nst Year. Washington, Dec. 1. Tho annual re port of V, II, Metcalf, secretary of the nnvy, was made public to-day. It shows tbnt during the past year contracts have Ibeen let for new battleships to the Pore River Shipbuilding company, tho Dela ware, nt JI.STT.OOO; and to tho Newport News .Shipbuilding nnd Dry Dock com pany, the North Dakota, at S3.0S7.000. The Delaware will be provided with Curtis turblno engines, while her sister ship, tho North Dakota, will be fitted itn etif ines of the reciprocating type. NUW SHIPS ACCRRTICD. New shins nil.lcwl frt i),rt .i,.-t,, n, past year are: liattleshlps Georgia. ' New Jersey, Rhode island, Virginia, 1 Connecticut, Louisiana, Kansas, Minne sota, Vermont. Armored cruisers Tennessee, Washing ton, St. Louis, .Milwaukee. SIIIl'S PRACTICALLY COMPLKTKD. The following battleships and arm. ored cruisers have completed their nre- nmlnnry contract trials, but have not been assigned to the fleet: liattleshlps. Nebraska and Missis Ipl. Armored cruisers California. South Dakota. The following submarines have also completed their trials, but have not et been assigned to active service Cuttlefish, Octopus, Tarantula. Viper. Of the above list the Nebraska .mil California are In commission, nnd tho bouth Dakota and Mississippi should be ready In the very near future, so that there will soon be added to the list of ships definitely assigned to the fleet two nowerful bnttlcshins and two effective armored cruisers, with a total displacement of oS,305 tons. FII1PS I'NDiiR CONSTRUCTION. There nre at present under construc tion the following vessels: liattleshlps Idaho, New Hampshire, Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware, North Dakota. ,mored cruisers North Carolina, Mon tana. Scout cruisers Chester, Birmingham, Salem. Torpedo boat destroyers No. 17, No. IS, No. 10, No. 20, No. 21. Kleet colliers Vestal, Prometheus. Of the vessels under construction, 1 battleship, 2 armored cruisers, and scout cruisers ought to bo In commission for sea service within tho next six months. TORPKDO BOAT DLSTOYRRS. Tho following contracts for torpedo boat destroyers have been lot: William Cramp ,fc Sons Ship nnd Knglne Build ing Company, two destroyers, at x5,K0. Hath Iron Works, two ilostioyers, at J624.000 each; New York Shipbuilding company, one destroyer, nt i'.l",tn. UNLISTED P12RSONNK L. The department invites attention to the continued mark d Improvement of tile enlisted personnel, both ns icgards th" general Intelligence of the Indiv.dual and his nttentlon to duty. The tamest work of the recruiting service has con tributed largely to this Improvement, for the enlistments, rHpecUilly from the rurnl portions of the country. Indicate that the young men now obtained are drawn from a self-respecting nnd most desirable class, 't is believed that the present high standard will be maintained, for the effort of the department Is to disseminate Information nhont tho navy, calling especlil attention to the honor able, remunerative, and satisfactory career It offers to young men, with its provision of a fair life Income after re- tircmen't from active service. It Is also noted that the records of th past ye,ars show a gradual and steady giln In the number of men enlisted, although the moral, mental, and physlcnl standard is high, and no applicant Is nccptcd for the service until he has been subjected to n most rigorous scrutiny. While tho number recruited during the past year Is satisfactory, the present fiscal year promises to surpass all pre. vlous years. There were enlisted from July 1 to Novitiiber 1, 1M7, (I,fiii5, ns against 4,1M for the first four months of the preceding fiscal year. NKW SHIPS nncOMMHNUKD. I enrnestly recommend that Congress authorize, at Its coming session, th construction of tho following vessels1 Number and class: Four battleships (of the samo typo as the Delaware class) to cost 000,000. Four scout cruisers (of the samo type ns the Chester class) to cost $10, 000,000. Ten destroyers (of thn same type ns those recently contracted for) JS.TiOO, 000. Four submarines (of the same type as those recommended ns the result of the recent competitive tests, provided a more satisfactory type Is not devel oped In the ir.enntlm") l.ri20,ooo. One ammunition ship to cost J 1.750. 000. Ono repair ship to cost $2,000,000. Two mlno-lnylng ships (conversion nnd equipment for that purpose of two cruisers now on the navy list) to cost JtOO.OOO. Four fleet colliers, to cost $7,000,000. Total, Jdf ,270.000. WANTS POSTAL MANAGER A l'eriiiiinent Mnn Needed fur the I'iim. ulllce Department Detlclt of l!i Vrnm Stn,fln.1,2'!2. Washington, !"oc. 1 More up-to-ilato business methods, a revised system nf hook-keeplnff and a permnnent official corresponding to tho agent of a Mr cor porotlon or the superintendent of a blu factory to receive a salary of not less than $10,000 nro tho striking needs of r J DON'T WC (Burlington Furniture Company's Customers) is a Great Or There's where Furniture, Carpet and Stove buyers get the on earth the real mutual interest store, the real golden If You Want to accept the Burlington Fur niture Co.'s FREE enter tainment otTer of sending n complete KUison Phonograph Outfit, including a dozen of tho latent records, to your home on ten days' FREE trial, fill in the following coupon nod bring it to our Phonograph Dept. If you decide to keep the outfit we'll arrange the easiest credit plan you ever heard of to settle- the bill. If you decide not to keep it after the ten divs, notify us and we will take it back. niirllntmi I'nrnltnrc Co,, isn-tsi l'pnrl St. IMciimp send to mj- address lirlon one of jour Intent Hdl tnu riionoRnipliii cMiinplrte Tvltli one iln?rn records, on your ten dn' KKI3I3 trial offer, lrltlinul miy expense to me, NA.lin Aiiiiitn5, the postotYlce depnt I nunt, according; '" the annual report of r,htninst;r-(cner.u CJeorire von 1.. an-v.- which wns sub mitted to tin' Pi es ,t This repot t Is for the tlscal year wM, h ended June 30 Inst. Purther than this thero la n leccini- inendatlon for a Kum.il Increase of sal ary to officials of the ,1, purtment and an xtenslon of the pare, Is post to nn ex tent which will Klve the pi-oplo of this country the same pmilcKe enjoyed by thoso of ;t other countries ns to welKht and postage. rhe most enrnesi recommendation or the poitmaster-Keneral, however, Is for the establishment of postal snvliiK" hanks. lie Rives two reasons for this; One, In order to encourage economy and thilft: the other, In order to afford a plnoo of deposit free rr,,in any possibil ity of doubt or surplc l,,n for vast sums of money which mljrlit otherwise bo hoarded nnd Kept nut nf circulation through iRiioranco or i.)rt of conlldenco. UurlliK tho post llsenl year tho post- office department sent to European countries alone $72,lil,71v ti. This money, says tho report, would nnturnlly hav been plarec" for safely In t1(! postal sav ing's banks while it was ncnumiilatlnir. HI-OT MACIII.N'KS FO STAMPS. Hlot mnchlnes for tin. sale of stninps and postal cards nie also recommend ed by Mr. Moyer. Tho department Is now experlmentliiK with tho iiutouintlc devices to demonstrate tTic-Ir deslr ablllty. They would do nwny, In nuiny lington Furniture about money." Means just what it says! Pay a little or as much as you can afford when you can afford it. Then when you are sick or out of work Burlington Furniture Co.'s big-hearted way of doing business says "don't worry about us we'll gladly wait for payments till you're on your feet again!'1 Nuff-Ced.. Third to nearly half off sale on -every single yard of Carpets, Rugs, Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Mat- tings, etc., included. On Saturday and Monday only, we will give away ab solutely FREE of charge to each customer opening a new account at our store a SET OF SILVERWARE, consisting of 6 Knives, G Forks, 6 Table Spoons, 6 Tea Spoons, 1 Sugar Shell and 1 Butter Knife. These sets are of Solid Silver Plate over a fine metal, neatly put up in white silk lined boxes. The goods are guaranteed by the makers to wear for ten years. The amount of purchase in order to tako advantage of the above offer, must be not less than $50.00. These sets are universally sold at $10.00. We make this proposition for the benefit of strengthening' our "DON'T WORRY OLUB." JOIN AT ONCE. The initiation fee is but little, the dues are but $1.00 per weok, and the bene fits are great. COME IN AND LET'S TALK IT OVER. -- W WjmtW V '"iilffiM 'IV H'fiPiii 'Ml instances, with (ill-nlKht clorlts nnd would be ot Kieat convenience to thu I ubllc. Mure liberal terms to steam ship lines to carry mull to Souta American ports are also recommended. Tho receipts for the lost llscal year were $1 s:i,.r s r.,(iiri, wuiie me e.M,,-n.n-tures were $1S0.;3S,2!!. showing il de ficit of $(1, (I.".;!, '-'S2. There were 3.221 railroad mall routes with n length of 207,237 miles and costlnif J45.11S.S7'-, thure wero IS2 electric and cable routes coverliiK C.3II miles nnd cost ing: $(114,007; there were pneumatic tube services In Iloston, Philadelphia. Ilrooltlyn, St. I.ouls and New York. thero wero 2D2 screen wnRon routes coverliiK a llttlo over 1,000 miles and costtm? S1.S1A.6S1; thero were 7.4P5 mnll niessenifer routes covorlni; 5,011 miles nnd costliur Jl,370,"ii9; thero were 14.97C star routes In operation, 222 steamboat routes and 10 foreign steamship routes. itrsi.vnss at ohau TICK. l.KTTCH OT Over ll.OnO.OOO letters found their way to tho "dead" litter olllco during the year, but by dint of patlenco and perso- veinnce on tho part of tho department olllclals, over S.OOo.OOo of theso wero traced to tho -writers or senders. In MienklliK nlKilit fuiud orders Issued by the depiirtnwnt, of which theio wero 150 lust year, tho report says: "bw of the most Ingenious schomos with which tho postofllco department has ft (i ft H Co. "don't bother SALS Hi III ililli 11 J had to contend was t'.at of a promoter who would prom.-c no returns for re nilttames. but "darnl" any ono to send him ?10 for blind ".nvestmont." The ad vertisements and civul.irs wero so cun ningly worded that while they purport.nl to promise nothing, nnd did not disclose how tho money was to bo used, yet en ticingly suggested that the party would receive $,'0 or more In money within 10 or l!i days from tho time of the invest ment of the $10. In return for tho money sent to tho operator tho "Investor" re ceived a cortltlcato of slock In a mining corporation, tho vnluo ot which stock was nt tho tlmo entirely prospective and speculative and not ot tho current and actual vnluo of f.10." EMPEROR FOR CO YEARS. I'rnnels ,loeph I'imlile to Hecelte ("niiKrntiilntnry Mestizo, Vienna, Dec. 1 In order to spare Em peror Francis Joseph tho fatiguo ni re ceiving congratulatory deputations to morrow, nn tho occasion of tho colehra tlon of the diamond jubilee of his iclgn, tho diplomatic representatives of the various countries MgiW their names to day on a congratulatory register at tho foreign office. Thn beginning of the sixtieth year ot the ivIkii of the Emperor will bo ccle brnted with tho utmost simplicity In ac cordance wltli the cxpresscil Ueslio ot tho Empcror-Klnr. J UE nization to Join finest treatment rule policy. Bur- oiiseho!d iers mm. V-"Jur i'&X.'tXta?: Tho greatest lino of Heat- 2& mi;- StovcH ever displayed under any one roof, The line includes all siziM and styles. Prices ranging from $5,00 TO 40.00 Xow is your greatest op portunity to put in a HOUSEHOLD Heater. Old Stoves taken in exchange with liberal allowanco, bal ance a little each week. YOUR CREDIT'S GOOD. Special cut In prices for .Saturday nnd .Monday in cludes Chamber Suite, Odd lltireniiN, Chlffonleres, Iron uuil Urns lied, l'nrlor Suites, Couelies, ."Morris Chairs, La dles' riesks, Hook Chim and Crockery. Our aunrtmfnt ! the finest and the stock the createat, COMi: AND LOOK I'S OVEK. Gilbert Parker and John of Gaunt. The homo ot Sir Gilbert Tarkor, niomber ot th hottpo of commons, mau of wealth anil ot affairs, of clubs anil of social life, is a splendid house In Carlton lloaso terrace, tho most exclu sive section of tashlonuble London. Hut for three days of iMery week for I'rlday. Saturday and Sunday tbo home of tillliort l'atUcr, author, la ia i tic of most chamiin;; of nil Eng lish country houses, an ancient Btono cottage, surrounded with tloworS and shrubs and trees, ami, although only an hour's tide from London, having all the effect of isolation, so hidden away it is even from tho nearest houses. It Is at Homestall, near Grin, stead, in Sussex. Hut it Is not only that tills houso of accessible seclusion Is flno in itself and its surrotnulliiKs, but that thero la also tho tn.iglc charm of association, for it was built by John of Gauut, ho who was immottallzed by that J 6onoroun line in King lllchnrd II: "Old John of ("aunt, tlmo honored i Lancaster." John of Gauut built this stono coN i tago for uso as a hunting lodge and country house. The staircases are tho original ones, and so aro tho Ono old niuilloned windows, and tho Iron backs . behind tho fireplaces benr the ancient ', Lancaster arms. Ileal tic