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THE DAILY PICAYUNE
Published Every Day Except Sunday. C. B. Andrew*,-Publisher Orto Finley_Reporter TELEPHONES The Picayune Office 232 C. B. Andrews resident 140 subscription rates Single Copies - One Month -400 Three Months -$1.00 Advertising Rates made known on application. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC All advertising copy must be recelv at the office of The Picayune not lat er than 10 a. m., of the day on which it is intended for use, otherwise it wili appear in the issue of the following day Advertising copy for use in the week ly Picayune should reach this office not later than Wednesday morning. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any Individual, firm or corporation ap pearing in The Picayune will be promptly corrected if brought to the attention of the pulisher. Statements of fuels however will not he retracted. WAR TO THE LAST BURROW DECLARED AOAINST RODENTS Flow effective rodent-extermination work can be is shown by the results se cured in one especially valuable range area In Sulphur Springs Valley, Arlz. In Cochise County, the Bureau of Bi ological Survey. United States Fh'part ment of Agriculture, demonstrated ef fective proeedure to a rancher, who completely cleared a tract of land com prising 30.700 acres. Neighboring ranchers wore so impressed with the efficiency of the Government's opera tions that they asked the workers to come over into their country and help them. This was done and all the in fested areas in Cochise and Grahom Counties will soon be clear of the de structive little animals. Prarie dogs and ground squirrels may seem to bo innocent, inoffensive creatures but actually they are very undesirable citizens. Of all the mis chievous rodents which effect culti vated crops and range grasses west of the Mississippi river, these two fami lies are the most widespread and the mast desructive, says the Department of Agriculture. Previous to 1017 these rodents, aided by jat*k rabbits, pocket gophers, and f'eld mice, destroyed crops and forage to the tune of $300. 000,000 a year in the United State. In 1017 Uftcle Sam declared war on the villages of Dogtown and Squirrel ville. and has carried it out on a large scale since that year. The Bureau of Biological Survey, co-operating with 'fir' State governments, the extension services, and the ranchmen, lias clean ed up large areas of country formerly infested with these animals. In tin* last year it is est'matcd that the ex terminath n of rodents lias saved the ranchmen i nd farmers about $10,000, 000 During tin* yvir. in all the S‘atcs af fect d. 10.117.7."7 acres of land was given poison treatment under the di rection i>f tile Dcr.nrtricnt of Agricul ture and 1" 17 ‘7<H> acres were treated with the follow up process, which tun’ e- extermination e- eii more certain Vi ■■■ itty. tlie first poisoning k'lls from 85 to 08 per cent of the rodents; the follow up is regulated to exterminate the survivors. In carrying out the * work 1,010 tons of poisoned grain were distributed. The reports show clearly that the | rodents can not resist organized efforts to drive them out, but they also show that neglect on the part of the farmers ( und ranchmen my encourage a second invasion. In Kansas, after years of ! effort, the extermination of praric dogs was accomplished with the ex- * ception of a few scattering towns.! Through neglect by the landowners the rodents are again spreading their col- | onies into areas from which they have once been driven. Effort is now be ing concentrated upon these remaining samll towns to complete eradication and thus prevent reinfestation of the state. -o- * DAILY SERMON (By a Layman) - I Swallowing a Camel. “Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.”—Matt 2.1:24. The devil has ever striven to cover the hiedousness of sin by fixing the minds of men in authority on some • minor wrongs or sins of the communi- , ty. lie will hold and magnify before a preacher some little sin, so as to blind the eyes of that preacher to the great sins his own members are committing. We have known some few preachers who are more interesting in their Job 1 and their salary than the purity of their church. A preacher may go into spasms about ^ a minor evil, and be blind to the gros ser sins of his good prayers. Wre have known officials greatly in- ^ terested in cutting weeds who could never see the gamblers, bootleggers, stree cussers, and other grosser viola t ions. * A gnat is a small insect, but some times makes a big stir, because it is a used to hide some greater evil. I A camel is a large beast and takes a brave man to tackle him. It’s policy, not righteousness that ^ directs many of these in authority in church und state. THE PARDON BROKER. I Governor-elect T. C. McRae, In a statement to the press last night, de- j dared that he will hear “no pleas com ing from attorneys or professional pol iticians” for executive clemency- i This means that the “pardon attor- * ney" will Is* out of a Job as soon as Colonel McRae become governor. This is, as it should be. Without 4 naming any specific case, it is a well known fact that executive clemency has been extendede in many Instances < when there was nothing whatever in the petition to justify such action on the part of the governor. , The pardoning power has been very * greatly abused in Arkansas, and the timely statement of Colonel McRae will find favor among the lovers of < law enforcement throughout the state. -(V M.-irgy I don’t understand baseball < at all; do you? Mabel Why, you don't have t> understand it Everything is decided:, by a man they call the vampire!— < S ars and Stripes. -o Does your ad apear in the Daily Picayune. ________________________ 1 ^WINCHESTERS-^ , i i 1 mmmmmmmm .———■ 1 I Tools that the Wise Mechanic Chooses GOOD Mechanic’s Tools not only iden tify the wise mechanic or handy man— they identify the store that sells them a9 one where the tool buyer’s needs are under stood and supplied Every Winchester Tool we sell is a sound investment, having a standard valuation, and being backed with a quality guarantee. Come in and see our display this week | of these Winchester Tools. PRRESOTT HARDWARE CO. THE "WINCHESTER sV Notice to Natural Gas Consumers The Arkansas Natural Gas Company has made application to the Arkansas Cor poration Commission for a change, modifiction and increase of rates, as well as filing a schedule establishing classification of service, and consumers are notified that the classification throughout the territory supplied by the company are as follows: Classifications of Service CLASS I_In this class are placed (a) all consumers using gas for household purposes (cooking, heating and lighting) and (b) all other consumers whose gas varies according to the seasons of the year, but who can not in any season at any time be shut off either temporarily or permanently for the purpose of giving the household consumers a sufficient supply of gas. In the latter class, subdivision b, are included restaurants storerooms, the lighting, heating and cooking parts of hotels (not including hotel boilers) and the lighting and heating parts of office buildings (not including heating boilers). In said class the element of human welfare and comfort is the distingushing test of the consumer’s use of gas. CLASS II_In this class are placed public hospitals, churches and public schools using gas for lighting, heating and cooking purposes, but not including boilers and furnaces. CLASS III_In this class are placed public consumers using gas or internal combustion engines and who cannot conveniently substitute other fuel or who may not be equippel for same. CLASS IV_In this class are placed (a) consumers using gas for fuel under boilers and furnaces for heat ing plants; (b) consumers using gas for manufacturing purposes and for fuel under boilers and furnaces for power purposes. ... . , , CLASS V_In this class are placed other public service companies who receive their supply ol natural gas, or any part thereof, from the Arkansas Natural Gas Company and distribute same to their consumers. The above classifications to become effective February 7, 1921. The present rates charged by the company and proposed changes, modifications and increases of rates are as follows: Present Rates Applicable to All Gas Supplied. For the first 50,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-47c per 1,000 cu. ft. For the next 50,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-42c per 1,000 cu. ft. For the next 50,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-37c per 1,000 cu. ft. For the next 50,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-32c per 1,000 cu. ft. For all over 200,000 cu. ft._27c per 1,000 cu. ft. The above rates are subject to a discount of 2 cents per 1,000 cu. ft. upon prompt payment of bills. I The Proposed Rates RATES, CLASSES I, II AND III. The above rates, being the present rates, shall continue in force and effect until May, 1921, as to consumers in Classes I and II when they shall be entirely superseded by the following schedule namely: Effective May, 1, 1921, for all gas supplied consumers under Classes 1, II and III, the rates, based on meter pressure not exceeding 8 ounces, will be 67 1-2 cents per 1,000 cubic feet supplied in any month, with the ex ception that consumers in Class II will be allowed a special discount of 25 percent on account of gas being used for public and charitable purposes, provided bills are paid promptly. From the rate charged to Class I and Class III consumers, a discount of 2 1-2 cents per 1,000 subic feet will be allowed for prompt payment of bills. A minimum charge of $1 will be made for each consumer who uses less than 2,000 cubic feet of gas in any one month. RATES, CLASSES III AND IV. The present rates, being the first rates above quoted, so far as applicable to consumers in Classes III and IV, for all gas supplied in any one month, are changed so as to provide the following rates, based on meter pressure not exceeding 8 ounces, namely: For the first 250,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-47 l-2c per 1,000 cu. ft. For the next 250,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-45c per 1,000 cu. ft. For the next 500,000 cu. ft. or part thereof-42 l-2c per 1,000 cu. ft. For all over 1,000,000 cu. ft-10c per 1,000 cu. ft. All subject to a discount of 2 1-2 cents per 1,000 cubic feet on prompt payment of bill. Said new schedule of rates to become effective as to Class 111 and IV consumers February 7, 1921. Said rates as to Class III consumers shall be in etlect only to May 1921, when ( lass III consumers will be charged the same rate as consumers under Class I lrom said May 1, 1921. As to Class IV consumers the saki rate will be applied by the company without discrimination, in all special and private contracts with its con sumers, in all cases where the company, at its option, undertakes, under the terms of said special contracts, to furnish gas to said consumers out of surplus gas over and above the requirements of consumers in Classes I, II and III. RATES CLASS V. Effective February 7, 1921, for all gas supplied under Class V to distributing companies for sale by them to their consumers the rate, based on meter pressure not exceeding 8 ounces, will be 30 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, as shown by meter readings at the point of delivery of the Arkansas Natural Gas Company’s line into the distributing company’s line. Effective May 1, 1921, for all gas supplied under Class V to distributing companies for sale by them to Class I, Class II and Class III consumers, the rate, based on meter pressure not exceeding 8 ounces, will be 46 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, and for all gas supplied to distributing companies, and which is sold by them to Class IV consumers and to other than consumers of Classes I, II and III, the rate, based on meter pressure not ex ceeding 8 ounces, will be 30 cents per 1,000 cubic feet. The distributing companies will be required, at the direction of the Arkansas Natural Gas Company to dis continue the supply of gas temporarily, in whole or in part to consumers classified by it as Class IV consum ers, whenever, in the opinion of the company, it is necessary to do so in order to protect the supply of gas to the consumers classified by it as Class I, Class II andClass III consumers. " J * Each consumer is therefore notified if there is any objection to the proposed classification or the changes, modifications and increases m rates, that such objection should be made in writing to the Arkansas Corpora F:Er^T7T921.n'? M.Ry°t'1921're^cUe,V '6 °* ^ Pr°POaad achadula’ th“ * be,°" Arkansas Natural Gas Company December 31, 1920. V ice-President.