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MISSOURI EDITORS DESCRIBE
MISSOURI'S EXHIBITS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR. Missouri Press Association Holds a Special Session in the State Building on the Exposition Grounds-Papers Regarding Missouri's Great Displays. T. . Mi- uurl it - a " held thing rto.t.r Wo have learned some- .iu Impoi it :n- i-i.H-A ill tin Missouri I thing about ibis IiIk show, md we haw .-,- Hullding si ;:. Worl.ru Pair I come to make s thorough examination Tuestlnv, vv Im i.la and Thursday, uerptt-mbei 27 1!S and i ' The met ting wa i all I j etuw of thi lmii sna Pur ,n Hon i. i ii Pran e irttial im otmg to t ii' aUed ihi exhibit made Wor n,, (..,. r rttatc cou I - ;",'a- ihe show- i -uood by those who believe our ehlef Hit desire Is passi -. on the Plki and ad- ttou, M T Davl pr siilent of ihe mission Ui the grounds, s,i ,r v, 1 1 Pair Cumml nlon, We want the news Tim editor who -.i. ' )i,.'i t1 , :.: lu the .Missouri I goes out after news i not alway- ap bulkllng, Mt 1,1 rred to thi srrangi predated. His mission is not always en la madi for the comfort of the understood exILnrial g- is, and parth ilarly to Kelly Pool, of the Courier, Centralis, h- reception to be held on Thursday tells a stor) of u neighbor who as edl timing. Mr. Davis then too np the or and reporter called at the bouse various Missouri exhlhils, giving a nf a family in which a wedding had .ir.i-r our eomprehcnslvi discusaloa of I occurred the day previous, The editor i, displays which the state bad made ; reporter want-' t tho story of the wed- . n each d part inent at in) with an carnt it nop" IM atlcndnnci upon Ml" ivis cios a splen- Day, Oc ...Oer 1 1 President Thomas mado this re . mast i to '!,' n Idrenn i MVtUKSB Or PRE8IUKNT THOM s of t I M' masti r n. ind oi and riMjt bonori crea'i i of Unlvi i h . Si Unas. The editor- of Mm- iiirl rojoid a .tb I. II I'.i ultairatlon is the skill, the prowe s, i ' ' iim. e ni.nh Kv 1 ae w iadom of Um i 1 1 M - iblisbcd. The nami in advancing i immunity and i The profits 'ir ii i waters, "f Colu n ; i cue able lather. Col. tl -n-. oi C niton, and the Hou ilail ihe practical Saline Coi er. tun materially advanet riculiural Interests of Mi bringing together the beet p Us soil ami encouraging Incr and skill in i ultivatlng an.1 kag ibe varied crops, and t -lf oris every farmer in the cap ii rich harvest. I w isb bm to pay persona! tribu Bafjiiflntendents of the aeve sent i of the Mi isouri cxbl j . Qoodman, of Kansas ( tatag experience has cnabh smanr ..in-.! a wonderfully t puty of Missouri fruits; Mali. W nt) farm d the llg miiii their 1 bad the .' to the ai depari dt. Col. Itj wboas d him io E tdd, of the gebo 'Stpeclal training ha or nal M whose ion. and Missourlans with him, to look down .jv Ibe dark recesses of the earth iv -a tier rich mineral deposits; Pr ;.-o. v Buchanan, the successful eachi r uiei superintendent of schools, ... brougbl together a splendid din aiaj if at hoolwork, Ihua advancing, by . loelation and comparison, our sdu--atlona! advantages and portraying to he world the hiali standard of Mis soarl educational inn rests. The superintendents of Live stock. Forestry, Pish and Oame and Poultry raising haie given nine and energy to r heee exhlblUons ami havs brought bem to creditable notice. This acknowledgment of splendid sngaasee rend r--d would not be com ptotf- without including aiuong the aserltorious uperiateadonti of Mis whn exhibits, tiiat abb- aewspaper -iia. ihe foremost of Missouri editors, Iju, Walter Will, urns, who, In Sddl on to giiing iis the Missouri Hook. ins had charge of Missouri library ex Until! and otherwise endeared himself in a!.' Missourlans. Jl.e mental activity . the tact, tho auierg) and executive ability of these aaam have made thi great Exposition ji mflty and have brought honor aim V'.ory to Mlssour'. SPhls lirli t tin ntlon Is made in grate ni appreciation of services which ruT-.i contributed to our pleasure ami advancement, and I leave for nbier asrltors the tasu describing in detail dm Individual departments and divi -r.vvas ii. this very satlafaci cy Missouri kTittiOit. ; Ms year, '' i. v ill go down In hi .v- one ol t'ie mile pots on the mix-el high V oi progress, a'.d tho oil 1 r of Mlstauri are here. Mr. Pros I cht, to make some notes nnd w.'.in skmxsi observations on this ;5reat event. '.Ve have heard that there la somc- of tin- exhibition, so it nay be accu ranly report) d Wo think liK imcthlng hen venue .- believe there are happening- hero which witt make good news Items for our pat . ons tir course, we appreciate this cor dial reception, thin hearty welcome and the privilege of toeing the big rhow but our mission la not under ulng tor in-: paper, ami to tne mother I of the new bride he laid: "1 learned there was a woddlng lu re yeaterdas ' ami I called to gel some of the purlieu " "Lord haver mercy!" replied the K n . lady, "I wish you bed a com-' we h id a p! mt shure as cleaned up ml Hi., big -! .. i We have our .;. an ! ha'. . Jotted down some luorandii for guidance in getting lo tvitfl n f.r a ride on your tro! cars, your automobiles, your gon- ent palace in wutcu represents I live agricultural products from ail the rsiea in in-' i mon an l a : tn coun rlea of lie- world are under one roof Tiii,.- ui lu an exhibit ualaee and ex home; then taki the loiimain ami Kb that driies (be GO.000 gallo over yonder (lascadi i ever Take ui to the Igor rote ami then to Ihe bone- of llu - of water minute, interval ion ( Iiir Dwel if thi Alps. Taj US ihroi i the St we 111111'. ourti o say s in your cor Lai wel apprei un It is not - that the your continual u y for me if Missouri ie- Worl I's i stages of her hapi li it tl of its success the Missouri edllOt feels n just pride in this rentes ol orld's Rx positions The World's Pair Is a topic of sp-r lal interest to Missourlans, an I Mis sourl editors have treated It as such Tho World's Pair Is a public enter prise from which MIssourlUBs espoc ally will receive iurge lienelH and i the Missouri editor's patriotism has prompted him to devote much though) and space to Its welfare, believing his patrons win in- benefited b) knowledge of tin- great show. Tlie other papers road during the session are given below: THE WORK OF THE MISSOURI COMMISSION. (By Jewell Mayes, of the Richmond Mlssourlan THE WORK OP THE MISSOURI COMMISSION Is to "show'' the world the might magnitude, ami ih-tu of M laaouri. In duties, the Missouri Commission. ; er's task Is most varied, and next to that of the National Commissioner - anil it is Missouri's due that her Com i tnissiuncrs have labored more, worked ' harder and batter than those of sny other State or Nation To Governor Docksry r.rdit is due j tin- Brat reason why - at Washington City he was known as a peerless Judtfu of men When he selected the Mis j sourl Commissioners he didn't round them up for their beamy nlone-- well, ao, hardly -hut he dui buach them ior their Mieclal llmess anil capacities lo ShOW up Missouri and MiSSOUrUtUS at their best. The members of the Missouri Slate Press Association know so well that mighty Missouri has been splendidly. unanswerably honored by the work of this Missouri Commission. Kvery state anil ev sty government is Important to the I-'alr hut Missouri Is the model home hostess. Bvary .Missouri man and Woman should come and enjoy the glory that, our com monwealth has game I among the peo ples of Ihe earth. The Members of the Missouri Commission have scaled the walls of interstate prejudice nnd placed Hie banner of leadership on topmost tower of favorable approval of every na'ion under the sun. Tho Missouri Commission has done Its niiuhly duty mightily well Hundreds, thousands, luindr".ls of ihoiisaiids. yes, millions of piopli have entered and shall enter the doors of this Missouri lluil.ling, and the task of preparing and entertaining the com ics, throng.- lias led lo more work than man could have ansptCttd. The Mis souri Commissioners hsve earned ten dollars to where they have received one dollar in pay, The Missouri Press congratulate- these gentlemen, Messrs. Davis, 8iro;. Parker, Mom, ilonfocy Hawthorn' tl.-mry. Mar 'hall ami Allison, on thr,r self eaerl Doa air1. patriotism In au unselfish!) Serving tle-ir Stale. The oocsciousni - of duty w, ii done Is railed ihe beat reward if tht say lag be true, then these friends ahould bo richly happy and contont. Tiny have grandly done their duty In help' iiir to consummste and exploit the . , k li 1 1 1 wonder or the world, the Dreamland city, tin' lovllcai panorama of beauty this tide the Btreeti of Oold j thli Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Bcorei of eonturles pat ted and noth ing had over be in bulll so grand. Tine waited for Missouri brain. The crown- mi: scheme made , I's Pi Of fairies fondnsl dream life by the only truly If In St. IjOUIs, To DUI' , but, With our own Mis iiot an. I hla Commission, im f them nil, stands uslexi and biggest business ail know to whom this re- la soon do and in u America' brain ft i, rs- I'ii -i lent lai Missourlans will i ii Pranets .ok bad, to inn I and thanl, their (bid i lint (le y were permitted to see what Is "ere to-day Thta vision of llgbt and wonder glad i dens lb.- aged leart ami charms '.he 1 soul of the child alike. Tli" person who were In read these words an I y, t baa not s -en the Pair ; might feel that the case Is too strong ly put. Bui lit tie Missouri Coin I mission "show" you this almost sub limely grand exposition of ait. Indus try ami fancy shaped nn-l i.rowned In to actual existence, Language can j not put it too ..iron:: human tongue I baa never vol grown eloquent enough I io toil full well of the rbxrming w ipe, tho messurelesn magnitude ami Intox icating glory or ihe Louisiana Pur- MISSOURI DAY Tuesday, October 11 PROGRAMME 9:00 to 11:00 a m. Banl Ciinccrl in State Building; and Orchcxtru Concor tli..- Missouri st.iu- Building;. 9:00 a. m. Borih distrtlttttton at tin- Missouri State Building ol beautiful Souvenir Metallii Badge; to all Miaaouri men anil women and a line Souvenir Button t" all Missouri children, and tin distribution t" continue until the supply is exhausted. lO:SO a. m Grand Military I'arade compoacd of 1'. S. Troops, Philippine Scouts. II. S. Marines, the four regi- III, Ills Miss.. tin Nat Missouri 11:00 a m The ! Ii n.so a st at m. Missouri Day Hall iii the Missouri State Buildinir. consisting; ot anccial Dockery, Pra ncia. llltlsl ll luWi - ami a by an an 12:30 p. m. Sandwiches and all vi .itnrs at a booth on th State Building. 2:00 p m. Hand and Or, hestra Com rt- Staie Building during the 8:00 p. m. A Reception and Building tendered by the His Excellency, Governor Visiting Missuuriatis. chase fix position. Every sane Mls aourlan should see what Missouri has within her borders on the Mississippi ! at the mouth of tho Missouri River. It Is worth a trip around 'lie world to I view tills royal romance by day and , Dreamland City by night. The boy bat i o r miss a term of school than thin. The j Miss is wise to get behind the styles ' rather than miss Hie Fair llefore the ; gates close let every M Issourian come io thi. Misrouri IliiibliiiK. meet the Mis souri hostesses, visit all of the Mis i souri exhibits, see tha concourse of nations so that be mav go home and Spend Ills remaining days in sweeter fond Contentment because be is a MIs- sourlan, Qentletnea of the Press, to-day the exhibits of Missouri anil the Fair are so much completer and better than Whoa we were lu re !n May that We can truly say thai WS have too little urged our readers lo attend, Fellow members, do you agiee with me that we do right In pleading with our pen pie to see the World's Fair, the reat est Bx position in history Written or to be should we not persuade every body to see this wonder of the world set on Missouri soil? It would anil will require a number of papers even to deal In general with the several exhibit of the Missouri Commission Bach exhibit lias been under thi- eye of a master and every one a Mlssourlan! The lawn of the Missouri Stale Grounds Is the pret tiest of the Fair. The butter girl Is the rirhest lu the world, the Missouri mule and other animal exhibits !nat the earth, and in grains and fruits our Commissioners conquer all. To the ends and aim of the planners of this unequalled ami never-to-be-matched panorama Ol progress and pleasure the Missouri Commissioners have contrite uted nut a representative pienty iron ibe wonderful treasury ot Missouri Blind and matter. Tin ir Mlssour! Ilinldins is tha COmplShxafi prettiest and finest building of its kind ever erected by human bsndl It Is your home while you are at the Fair. The CoauaUtsion has given us so many good things, and Utte of tin- best Is that Imperishable monumeal "the state of Missouri." sometimes known as the new bo il, written by as gifted n hand as ever gripped n pencil, i'or the first time, the question of "What is Missouri?" has bean answered by the grace of the Missouri Commission I through the medium of a booh that all the world should read. The Mis souri Book, suppllmentlng the world- 1 beating exhibits, has clt led the argu ' meat In the case, has proven beyond ' a doubt that Missouri soil is the rarest ; on ear'h. that Missouri industry is the i peer of Ui" fin. si of history, and Hint ' Missouri men are as good while the Mtssonrlennes are of the fairest and bed type thai God ever created. MtagorttPti viiui'i i.titre bxhid IT A t THE WORLD'B pair. (By George Bartbolomaeua, of th" Warrenton Banner As each national expoaillon has ' measured the progress of mankind in the seiencet and arts, ao has each measured the steps of advancement in agriculture. Thai Missouri has kopl pace In thi- forward movement along agricultural line--, our state's exhibit in tin- Louisiana Purchase Exposition furnishes the best proof. I The Agrleulti Missouri's exht! traction, cover acre : of space il Building, in which is the center of at more than twenty rin-re ate nine mile ..I booths To una are off this build . log wilh the eye a writer WOO BM j visited It says. Is Ilka trying to com prehend the term billion It Is no', however, out or proportion to the Im 1 in. use Importance of tin- industry on 1 which Ihe real wealth of il,.- nation depend- i-'oi it is from Mother Earth 1 that nil that means prosperity is draw n When St Louis determined upon nn 1 1, lilt ol in Stat M iasouri Mall in 2 a. National Guard, Battery A. onal Guard. Missouri University Cadets, litary organ ixations, will start tu move ,'irlir Pair Grounds. (rand Military Parade will be reviewed Alexander M. Bockery and stall, tin- Mis tiofl ami President D. K. Prone is, from a m front ot the Missouri State Buildinir. Exercises will be held in tin- address address Lv by t rovernor President ,. M. It. R. Lemonade will south slllv ! lie tilt. served to M issouri in the Missouri afternoon. Ball in the Missouri State Missouri State Commission to Alexander M. Dockery, and exposition 'hut would fittingly com memorate tho peaceable acquisition of the Louisiana territory by the United States, that City resolved that II should surpass ail pre i lous efforts Ami when the parent state was naked to join in tho celebration, bcr people accepted the invitation by making an appropriation larger than that of any other state. Missouri Is an agricultural state One-third of her population follow ag riculiural pursuits. The Missouri Com rl In n set asul" f, u sum be fitting this important laduatry of the state, tor Missouri's Agricultural cx- HOW was this amount expended? To begin with, we cab attention to the magnitude nf Missouri's agricultural exhibit, covering, ns it does, a Boor space of 15,000 square feet, Ii Is the largest and best exhibit of any state ami embraces in its display agricultural products from every one of the III counties in the state. Located near the center of the agrl cultural palace, it Is surrounded by a beautiful facade, constructed entirely nf Missouri products. Pictures of ag rieultiiral scenes form a frieze sround the interior of this facade These Die It. ires nstolilshlnclv life-like nt-e nr. tlatlcally made of products of the farm. Without the aid of arlltbiil coloring, and tin y tell the story of Missouri's agricultural progress from th iriic-t pioneer days until the present day. Catering at the main entrance of the exhibit under the grand dome, con structed of Missouri corn, we are Welcomed on the one hide by an In dlan maid, nnd upon the other by our handsome Missouri girl, a'ho can not fail o attract attention gad Sdmlrs tlon. Their costumes are mad" of corn husks, representing the highest con ception of the decorator's art, and in gorgsousness resemble the most cost ly and exquisite costume of n Parisian modiste. Passing inside we notice up on the Inner side nf th" dome the splendid likenc of on. bon red chief executive, lin Excellency Uovernot Dockery Skillfull) prepared of corn' husks, tin- picture wears th..- Govern or's usual friendly aountenanoe, and almost speaks u warm weloome to the greatest exhibit ol the greatest state in tin- Union, Our eyes net behold Hie three great corn towers, constructed entirely of Missouri corn.majexilcally peering over tile Whole exhibit. On Hie one side s ibe tower Of white corn, and upon tile opposite sldt the lower of yellow corn, each fast high, and eaeb adorned with a crown, he causa in Mis souri Corn Is Kin);. in tie centra of these two corn towers is the Louisiana Purchase Moaument, -t." feet high, and construct" ed of corn from each of the "1 conn lies In the state The monument is ornamented upon the one side with Ihe l imed Slates Rag and upon the other side with the Louisiana Purchase Bag, hot sJtns made of corn Around and ut' mt these grand towers are numerous heavily laden with the finest mens of coin. Missouri's chief While the eye feasts upon thi nilic-i'iit. corn display, oari'tul rnnwd with reference to variei lb oreal. in tig ur- . slac ami color, we notice tiiat no particu lar stn-i-s was laid upon classification according lo name. While Yellow Dent, silver Mine, Golden Beauty and many other welMlBOWn lariein are on exhibition under tholr roapeeUve names, just a. good ami some better corn i, there Wlthoul u name, which at Uome may nave lieen I, noun a Long John, Mile s it, o or by sn:nr other name given it by the Individual grower Hut there is one kind of corn named ami exhibited Unit Indeed deserves ipeeial mention, because i' la distinc tively of Missouri origin. We refer to tin cob corn, a variety grown cspeclall) for its value of the cob. ami uaad m the manufacture of cob pipes, known the world over as 'he "Missouri Meershauni " fob corn had its origin m Frank lin county, Mo, where l' wa- Brsl in Wan. a. l-'ranklln, St, Charles and Lafayette counites. Tha cobs of this variet) are worth from $s to IIS pei aero ami tho yield r shelled ooia varb-.s from -i" lo Ml bushels to the acre Our cob corn exhibit is admired by aM wlio see It ami in- Jury of awards lias deemed it worth) of a No slate in ibe I'alon can s larger variety, and. I dare -.i, : trade of agricultural product ran Missouri While corn, as It in. hi chl baeco, all of the liet grasses an age crops, vegetables of every ail of matchleas quality, else quantity, ami la-t bin pot least, largest and lu st watermelons i eaywhere. Tie- total value of kind, and the rown one (in:: tie- various rornge crops ot un is one lately iiitrodiiei d into late and known as Japaaeae clo- oughl to be good Tlie name in- s It I Mi half of th stale, and I- promises to In to i in- Ozark region what white clover is to tlie balance of the state. Die- of ihe most nit '-rest ni: as well as Valuable exhibits In the Missouri sacUon Is a relief mnji ot i lie- state, showing iu varied colors the soils of ihe state This map was constructed for tin' Missouri Commission by Prof C. P. Marbut, professor of geology in tie- Missouri Stato University, and cannot fail lo Interest every visitor tu tin- Missouri exhibit. Another Interesting feature hi the exhibit of the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station. Here chemical analysis of various feed products II shown, together With their relative value in feeding cattle for market it ll nf vast Importance to farmers and to stock feeders in particular Before leaving this pari of Mlssott id's Agricultural exhibit our attention is drawn to two large pictures, iii the one a six thousand acre corn lb-Id Is i shown won enough cultivators at work to cultivate s thousand seres per day. David Rankin, tlie owner, whosv I picture appears In th" scene, mill who this year will grow a million and a half biisln i.s ot ebrn on his Missouri farm, may properly he crowned the Heal Corn King In tlie oilier picture n typical Mis sourl farm Is shown with Its comfort able farm hon e, commodious barn, fine live .stock, grain Held I, orchards, and good roads Like tin- Baakla farm ll is n trim reproduction from n photograph of a Well-known Missouri farm. The own er's name ami its location are pur IHisely withheld to avoid criticism of partiality on pan of the Commission, and for ihe better reason, because Mis souri can show hundreds, yes, thou- aads of farms lust as good. These pictures are 10x16 feet In size, and are made entirely of products of the farm .lad Without the al.l of ar tificial coloring. We now leave the main agricultural exhiliii and enter the Central Corn Palace, the crowning feature ot Mis souri'i display In the agricultural de partment Constructs, entirely of Missouri corn, it Is so leet Sign and .;. icei in I diameter. The decorative work of the I corn palace differs from tlie other ag I rieultiiral exhibi' In that !' is eon j Structed wholly of corn and in the pic I lures and decorations no grasses and no cereals, save corn, were employed lo bring about the ilsired effect. I Resplendent with myriads of colors. life-like piCttrSS typical of Missouri brightened by electrical effect lending beauty and splendor, nn.l re Ibe:, l into ling-' mirrors they pre sent set ne . of grandeur surpassing all Immagl nation. MisSOUrUUM hove cause to be proud of their state and their World's Fan- agricultural exhlbn. With the largest exhll It. a wall al '.he best In point of excellence of any state, with the Bneat representative varieties of all thai Missouri soil produce twhlcb im ana every Known farm product ex ccpt tie- purely tropical) Missouri lll.l Liven the woi'l.l an obiocl lesaon which will indelibly stump her as truly great. This splendid exhibit is the reward I that oomes from systematic work Tin- i Missouri World's Pair Agricultural Commission, backed in by tho people of the stale, pushed along with an in domltable will ami a persistent effort to show Missouri's greatness in a manner thai would reflect cred brought it about. I! would lie extremal unkind nt cess oi this magnificent exhibit where it property belonge. Tin- people of Missouri recognise and appreciate th" efhcleni servieaa of Commissioner ,i 0 Allison, Super Intendeni n J. Waters, and Pleld Rep reaentatlves Col. u w Waters snl Hon. Mati w Hall. Through their un- so grandly represented at the Louisi ana Purchase Sxpo I Ion The splendid decorative work in th" Missouri exhibit, which everybody admire-, and praises, is dll ! to ihe In genuity of a Mlsaourlan, Mr I-: D Al- I lea, of s Louis, and ho mo deserves I honorable mention in tins write-up tor his : pi. tidld nisi.', am d,e arrange. ; F..r tli.- .:ii;.: cal info-matloil rtlven in tins article, the wrltoi i- Indebted to our own Walter Williams, editor oi the great Mla.ourl book, who has I done ni l.- toward,' famillarixlng Ilia world v lt!, Missouri's greatness than pull 111 sourl's Agricultural Exhibit is indica tive of one prom. ii. uii fact, and thai is that no slate in the Union has ma lo greati i advancement along agrlcultur al lines than has Missouri, I'll i the world will hear of bet still areal A.vn oi HI " " 1 J--'ett, of tin- Blieibma Uemia-rai, In an Impromp'tt aiblre 1 ommt m il iilttbly the puiier read bv Mr Bart iiobimaeus and praised Hit rk of the Mlsi iurl Commission ' Compressed Missouri Is a book of latoreal lo tin- world As the great presses ot the cotton mills take a bale ' i on nnl bale one fo has a Miss pressing ih and wa'er. th' million jit (8,tss),fkat plus prod 'i , and 44,37,8W in rei the history of a f land entury; -. over . of C.lltle worth of and he butiiiin space not a s Mis. the i uugh thing escaped, and in this lorm souri pres- oted to the world It Mis uir. State Commission, t Mr, alter Williams I 1 le- l j world, nn I than any ranks a i1 i so as lo I ool attended rbole. A :::. sun- i fund of $1 endowmou I8,fijgg 322: ' P10.0iMJ Missouri a p-lcultural faciotios .standing including f.OOO This Mis stale. i Is cnlbd an the product III amount to being sevi f::v, It'.' nib In th il'is farm IM he - W hole plodlle $11 S amouni ii no: surprising io tnose who know tin- fertility of bet soil, her rloh pastures of blue gra. -, thai make a Kentucklan turn green with envy; her neb bottom lands that produce crops .At large the worry the farmer to cov er ihem: her tine rolling prairies ihat excel lie- world in b Ity, I - it any wondc from other .-tales an lu Ml.- lOUKl? In BoUth Mis.-oiirl Silly and f.-rtll-that Ihoii-auds ceklag homes tin I s with aery min that . i els ih,- world and eral . that enrich mankind lead and tlnv are lound In such a-t quantities a io make Missouri ttrst ui than pro duct loll. (Ill tin- slopes of thi rk mo linker 111 tl-' lo.tllil I -t giving way fa excels ail others the bla red apple Noi Hi imit sic, ion only oil', nil over Missouri ibis i mil way be found. To day over 25,000,000 apple trees gro i nun her soil, and exporters tiud here the beat. In addition all oilier fruits aio grown in the state, anil - e tlnd ilm I enormous sum of $10,000,000 as tea value ol these crops . Tin greater part of the stole in un- derlald with coal, giving the factories I cheap fuel The production .- enormous and Missouri ranks well with her j neighbors. These are some of the things you i Bad in compressed Missouri, but they aie only a lew. rage alter pane is full, they had lo be. One thing Im portant to the world at Iurge is how Missouri is governed 'With a popula tion fifth in the nation, lie.- tax rate Is loiiesi of any. the people being a.-ked to pay only I" cents on each In.a dred dollars' valuation and 7 cents of this is returned to the counties for schools, leaving only lu rent:; on each me hundred dollars for the sup- i port of tin- state government, From Ibis revenue is maintained the state officials, the supreme and circuit judges, four Insane asylums, a colony of leeble minded, a school for Ihe deaf, also one for Ihe blind, three normal schools, u state university, a college fur negroes, a home f ir confederate soldiers, another for Union soldiers, and niuny oilier public insti tutions. The assessed Value of the state for taxation is supposed to be on a has!- nf 1 " per cent, while j a matter of fact -,t Is only about 110 per cent. Thus does Missouri caro for her own and for those who come to live In her liorders. The 1 1 1 counties of the slato aro lveO in detail, the reader being en- abb.-it tu tell Just where ho desire to locate f ro n Scanning tb-'c pate-. 'or 11 tells the whole story. A. u little cake of compressed yeast leavens the whole, so may this i oai prei ad Missouri learn public opto ion about Lhll gran 1 old stale until till shall know of her glories ami gran b ur. her lands, hi r factories, her people, and know that Missouri is la died the key stone of the Union. STATE HISTORICAL BOOKS. SOCIETY (By it E, lb iblnson, Report. of the Maryvll Am of tl i should niiraet most strongly every Mlsaourlan, is the exhibit in ihe Mis sourl Building male by the sun - His torical Society ,,f Missouri, having Ifa headquarter at Columbia. And While appealing with Initial strcugtfttU ' people of our own state, we are glad ractlni from i : tin- notice very com t may be roughly class- I ion First I, the magnlf ; of our too bound vol spapers printed in Mis year IMS, Where can isionan go to see What bin our bor lor in that randy as to these files Is known that this Bo re .,r less complfti Bles lining back to the begin State, nnd i- yearly add oi additional volumes t leent times souri show in, of new In the the was future h done ui y ar so ace tad when i i iel y has in nf pap. i - n nlnga of tin lug hundred its foil but tin elton. there can be no doubl home of the Btate Historical of Missouri will in- the peren tea of ail careful Investigators Society o nlai Mecc The s,, about ri.nt Missouri scores nf OOV (': ,. and SUOttt Here are nee 'ttabln family his collected sn Ii ran .port I li'lll ih, Pair i war raretle ly pcrlodlc- lection, bum my word for it. laey win thereafter feel more proud ol our :t . if possible, than they did before This Historical Bociet) i the eres t oi our oclat Ion Oui effoi f t int. ie en nobly sustained by the ree ognl'.lon of He- Stat Mil' lo do the in-, ami I urge my f. llow members to milk-' It. our constant aim to gain, no) only new members, but substaaiial aid If each will da his pari, wonder ful will be the result -. I have in times pas: urged upon my brethren of this Association t i be In hearty co-operation with the sia e II -torlcal Hoelety I fit I thai lb op portunlty should not be missed to re peal suck urging with even sdde.l emphasis, a volume or two each year added to tin- collection by each of us, can be easily done, and how marked would be the result it' pleased to lake home with you this thongl I, and ie it take dt tp root an I MISSOURI'S HORTICULTURAL EX HIDIT AT THE WORLD S FAIR (Bj c P Vandlver, of the Keyiesvllle Courier I I' I- aiwavs a pleasure for a Mis om 'he north side a rev laden with thi- fragrant !lous fruit -. greets the ell. and the nppetite Is Missouri, with her magnificent dis play of fruits. a hostess to her i-e-states Not only is Missouri! exhibit of fruit-, a large and varied on-, but the graceful arches, the imposing col umns, and iiie sparkling fountains help t i make ihe display "a thine of beauty II e cxtenslvelv the artistic ef oltrl !ru.: s are no: on.;, abund ess a 1.. : and ir her is tan mt at have ip v Mother !: II W, Is in charge of llun lecretary ol th-- riiat--iOty, who is no only posl 1 and most eu also one of the most Ulturlats in til-' Stile, L A i ma :: llori ii n i t urn I Bo Oil'' 111 tlie I" -I tbusiastlc, hut i success; ul Hon: owning ami personally supeilm udtag n large fruli farm in McDonald omm ty. In Ins ivori. ai the World s Fair, Mr. Goodman Is ably aided by an an tiring corps i assistants. Bspeelsl credit i- due many trull growers throughout ths state for sending Mr Goodman the choicest fruits grown in Missouri Such s'ate pride Is to be commended In the highest degree, and will in- of vasl benefit to our State. During the Exposition tii-r-havebceu shown at the Missouri Horticultural Exhibit, I!!1 varieties nf nuts. Til van etles of grap s. ." varieties of peaches, If or 10 varieties of strawberries. K or 10 variei les of Cherries, I'll varieties ,,f plums, in varieties of pears. :l vari eties of quinces, - varieties of Iga, the latter baviag been grown In Shaw's Garden st Bl Louis; lo vari eties of g mseberrles, s varieties eaeh of blackberries ami raspberries, ami ! "n varieties of apples not to mention - .'no jars of preserved fiit i rfpre lentlng (00 varieties. Of course, it Is In Missouri'!, Bntttb tt where we find Ihe largest apple ev. Sr grown li Is of the Wolf Illver va riety, and was raised on the bluffs of the Missouri River in Booue county.