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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, FARMINGTON, MISSOURI. Children Cry for Fletcher's HESSIAN FLY MUST BE KEPT UNDER CONTROL TRUTHFUL EDITOR LIAR NO LONGER The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been In use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of 0 - and has been made under his per- C&jCOJ'tts sonal suPervision since its infancy. Vtuzryy. -uuaz Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good " are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR I A Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; rJlaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children Panacea The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of - m In fee For Over 30 Years The Kind You Have Always Bought K C CNTAUK COM VAN V, NFWVOK ClTV WHEAT CAMPAIGN STARTS A .scries cf meetings will be held ii each Missouri county during the next few weeks to stimulate wheat pro duction. The county councils of de fense wiU have chare:- of these meet ings. The present wheat shortage, the necessity for increasing the acre age and the various practices which will insure a better yield will be dis cussed by representatives of the Uni versity of Missouri College of Agri culture and the Federal (iovernment. The first meeting! were held in North Missouri, August 20. Men have been visiting the various counties to make preliminary arrangements for these meetings during the last two weeks. These preliminary arrangements will be completed by September 15. The local meetings of each county which began August 20. in North Missouri, will proceed southward as tall ap proaches and will be completed by Oc tober 10. This campaign has been proposed to increase wheat production. Emphasis will be placid on (1) seedbed prepa ration; (2) sowing better varieties of wheat; 13) fanning and grading the seed; (4) testing seed for smut; (5) using commercial fertilizers if it is possible to obtain them; ((!) sowing wneat on or BDout the ny-free date. The conditions in Italy, f iance and England indicate need of 500,000,000 bushels of wheat. The visible surplus in the United States and Canada is only a little more than half that need. Australia has a surplus cf about 150,000,000 bushels. India has a sur plus of about 60,000,000 bushels. These sources would relieve the situation considerably, if the wheat were avail able to the Allies. However, ships arc rot available to transport this wheat. The amount of surplus in Russia is not known, but any that might be available is excluded from the market by enemy armies. The only source of supply for de ficiency in Italy, France, England and other allied countries is the United States and Canada. To meet the de mand for wheat, therefore, American farmers must increase the acreage considerably above the 1917 crop. If Missouri furnishes its allotted supply the acreage sown this fall must be thirty p( r cent greater than that sown last fall. OOD SEEDBED GIVES BIGGER WHEAT YIELD Wheat prices and the need for in creased production warrant farmers in making every effort to secure n large yield next year. Much land will be plowed late because dry weather would not permit earlier breaking. The University cf Missouri College of Agriculture is recommending that land plowed from the middle of August until seeding time be given special at tention so that it may be worked down thoroughly. The seedbed for wheat must be well compacted below. The use of the roller or the disc harrow set at not too great an angle, together with the drag harrow will be neces sary in many cases to get the land properly settled before wheat is seed ed. The later plowing is done, the more important it is that this settling of the land be given attention. It may make all the difference betweerf suc cess and failure if the season happens to bo one in which wheat will be bad ly winter killed. Missouri farmers have the upper A west Texas editor got tired of hand of the hessian fly. This is the being called a "liar" because of an first time that an advantage has been occasional typographical error or gained over the insect. Ft is essen- slight disarrangement of the facts in tial that this advantage be held cs- publishing a commonplace news item, pecially since there is a world wheat j In his wrath he announced the fact in shortage and since increased aci cage bold face type as follows: and yields are necessary. "A lot of ncoole in this town fall The Missouri College of Agricul-1 out with the editor and brand him as ture recommended early in the season a liar when the ordinary human mis that wheat stubble be plowed In July or early August, and that the fly which would have been buried by such plowing be prevented from escaping by following the plow with a harrow, dick or drag. Owing to the fact t'.iat dry weather prevented early plowing in some sections and that farmers were too busy with saving the pret cnt wheat crop to break the land, most oi the plowing has been delayed However, effective work may still be done in controlling the fly. Voluntary wheat which has sprung up in the plowed land should be destroyed Farmers who have not broken their land may still take effective pr tions against the insect by sowing on, or soon alter, the ny-free date. Co operation among neighbors is neces sary to control the fly. Farmers clubs should request members to delay seed ing until the fly-free date, in each sec tion of the State. Where no farmers' clubs exist, wheat growers should agree to co-operate in observing the fly-free date. The effects of late plowing may be partly overcome by thorough seed bed preparation. A well prepared seed bed will undoubtedly add bushels to the wheat yield and in view of the present shortage of food and the high price of wheat, the farmers should not neglect any practice which will make better yields. HOW ENGLAND SAVED TOOTHSOME MEATS Of every description can always be secured at Autsen's Meat Market. $5.00 Coupon Books for ?4.85. Good meat is our specialty. Phone 53. I U U U IJ? V ImwM lour Own will P Business if ir you win save a part of your earn ings and start an account with us, we will pay you interest. It won't be long then until you can have your own business. If you ever expect to be a leader in affairs you must prac tice frugality and foresight now. ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY BANK In strong contrast to their neigh bors, the French across the English channel, the masses of the English tieoule a few vears MPO wprn nrnvrrh- ially a spendthrift rather than a sav ing race, but the great war has wrought a change. In the year 1916 although purchas ing billions of dollars of war bonds the small savings banks depositors in England increased their deposits over sixty million dollars. It was patriotism that started this great change in the people of the na tion. The English people started sav ing their money because they saw that it meant saving England, Hut thrift and economy begot thrift and econo my. They economised and savei! for their own sake as well for England's sake. Not onlv did they save money but they economized In food, infuel, in dress, in luxuries. More than one million English workers were purchas ers, out of their savings, in the great war loan of Great Britain, and eight million subscribed to their last war loan. The question whether the civilian population should economize and do without certain things or the sol.-'.iers and sailors be denied things necessary for their effectiveness and safety was answered in no uncertain or unpatriot ic way by the masses of the English people. They did their bit in financ ing their country. Neither In ability nor in patriotism are the American people second to the English or the French or the German or any other nation. The Liberty Loan is at once an appeal and a pride. It appeals to their patriotism and their civic pride; it is an opportunity to save and an opportunity to serve their country. No American need fear that the results of the American people's sup port of the Liberty Loan will fail to maintain America'3 traditional pa triotism and power. The more than four million subscribers and the more than a billion over-sub3cription to the first issue of the Liberty Loan Bonds are eloquent testimony of the Ameri can people's loyalty to their govern ment and their willingness and ability to give it full financial sunport. laKes cl lite show un in a newspaper You have a little charity and fellow feeling for every man in your town but your editor. You claim that you want the facts, and d d if I don't give 'em to you. Read the next issue of this sheet and you'll see some facts with the bark off. I'll admit that I have been a liar, an editorial liar, ev er since I have been editing this sheet, but I have never printed a lie in this sheet except to save somebody's feel ings irom Deing nurt. 11 not alraid of any of you, and I'll bo dad blamed if I don't print the plain truth from now on, or until you get out of the habit ot calling me a liar every time l make some little unavoidable typo graphical error. Watch mv smoke." Here are some paragraphs from the next issue "John Coyle, our groceryman, who voted with the Republicans in 1896 and consumes more mail-order whis key than any other member of the tiaptist church in this country, is do ing a poor business. His store is dir ty and dusty. It is a wonder he has any business at all." "The Rev. Sty preached last Sunday night at the Christian church. His sermon was punk except some stuff ho auoted from Bob Ingersoll for which he failed to give Bob any credit. He also recited a few passages from Wm. Munscy's sermons and had the gall to palm it off as his own." "Tom Spadlin mairied Miss Cordie Meador last trades' day at the county seat. It ain't generally known, but the marriage was brought about mainly by a Remington shotgun ma nipulated by the bride's father, Tom concluding that marrying was the healthiest thing he could do until other arrangements could be made." "Dave Chartier died at his home t,wo mines north cf this place last Thurs day night. Dock Holderness, who is an old friend cf the family, attended him a few minutes before he died. He gave it out that Dave died of heart failure. That is a lie. Dave died from drinking too much of a very poor grade of mail-order liclccr. This paper prints the truth. PREPARATION OF DRIED PRODUCTS FOR STORING INSECTS TAKE HEAVY TOLL In no country in the world do insect pests impose a heavier tax on farm products than in the United States. The losses which result from the dep redations of insects on all the plant products of the soil, both in their growing and in their stored state, to gether with those on live stock, ex ceed the entire expenditures of the national government. These losses amount to the vast sum of $1,000, 000,000 annually. Were these losses evenly distributed among all farmers producing a given crop, there would be no real hardship to them, but such is not the case. Insect pests can be controlled and a large part of the damage by them can be prevented at a cost which ren ders preventive measures profitable. The University of Missouri College of Agriculture offers courses in entomol ogy, which prepare farmer boys for coping with insect outbreaks by rec ognizing the injurious insects and by using the proper insecticides against the pests at the proper time. Dried products should be carefully prepared for storing to insure against destruction by insects or mold. The products may be conditioned by plac ing them in boxes and pouring them from one box to another occasionally during three or four days so that they will become thoroughly mixed and so that the whole mass will obtain an ev en degree of moisture. In case the material appears to be too moist, re place in the drier for a short time. Insects are likely to do considera ble damage to dried products unlets special precaution is taken. The in sects which are found in dried pro ducts usually deposit their eggs about dusk or dark. A sun dried product should be carefully covered or taken in at sun down. It is advisable to heat the product to a temperaturet of 140 degrees F. long enough to allow the heat to penetrate throughout just be fore storing. This will sterilize an infested product. Large tin cans or glass jars make good containers for dried products, but they are not necessary. Paper cartons, boxes, and sacks may be used. It is a good plan to use small containers so that only n small quanti '.y will be opened at a time. Placing just enough for two meals in small bags tied tightly at the top is a good plan since a number of these small sacks may be placed in a large tin container such as a lard can. Each bag should be labeled. Painting the outside of the bag with melted par affin will help to prevent spoilage. USE TESTED SIRES The value of the tested sire has been illustrated by the University of Mis souri College of Agriculture. Sul tana's Virginia Lad was selected as the herd sire at tne age oi nve years on account of the excellent milking qualities of his daughters, although none of them had ever ' been tested for Register of Merit at the time he was purchased. The first five daugh ters of this bull to freshen in the Uni versity of Missouri herd have an av erage production of 9,000.3 pounds of milk and 511.3 pounds of fat as two vear olds. This is an average per cent increase of 76.G in milk and 86.3 in fat over the average production of the first lactation of their dams. Two cf thssc daughters have drop ped the second calf and have started their lactation period by producing 1410 pounds of milk containing st.Va pounds of fat and 1224 pounds of milk containing 82.32 pounds of fat re spectively during the first month. The production of 87.28 pounds of fat in one month is the record of the herd for that length of time. These fig ures show that the sire may be even more than half the herd. The use of the tested sire has been emphasized all the more by present high feed prices. The offspring of the tested sire will usually use feed more economically and produce more than those of the scrub sire. The farm mnrhinprv and trnrtnr show at the Missouri State Fair, Sep tember 22nd to 29th, will be the larg est of its kind ever nut. on at nnu time or place in the Missouri River Valley country. This will be the only big tractor show and demonstration held in the United States outside of the big show at Fremont, Nebraska, last week. Dr. E. J. WILLBANKS Osteopathic Physician and Surgeon Farmington, Mo. Office: Farmers Bank Building. Office hours: 8:30 to 11:30 a. m.; 1:30 to 4:00 p. m. Phono No. 301. FRANCIS A. BENHAM, Attorney at Law, FARMINGTON, MO. a H. MARBURY Attorney at Law Practices in all the courts in th. State. Office Farmers ng. Farmiugton, Missouri The automobile show at the Missou ri State Fair this year, September l 22nd to 29th, will be the biggest event i of its kind ever put on in Missouri. ! The demand for space has been such that it has become necessary to turn j the John Deere building into an auto- J mobile show annex. MR. HUGH PORTER, Teacher of Violin. 22 years of Specializing. Schubert School of Music. JOHN B. ROBINSON, Dentist, Office with Dr. B. J. Robinson. Farmington, Mo. Phone 94. E. L. HORTON, Dentist, Office in Lang-Holler Building. Phone 09. Farmington, Mo. F. S. WEBER Physician and Surgeon. Office in Room 10, Realty Building, Farmington, Mo. DR. B. J. ROBINSON, Physician. Farmington, Ma Phone 94. JOHN a GRAVES, M. D. Farmington, Mo. Office in Realty Building Phones: Office 379, Residence 3fi3. W. N. Fleming NOTARY PUBLIC REAL ESTATE LOANS INSURANCE Your Business is Respectfully So licited. Office in Realty Building. FARMINGTON. 140. PHONE 71. PARKVIEW CEMETERY Farmington, Missouri PERPETUAL CARE Lots for Sale on Easy Terms W. N. Fleming, Sec Phone 71 Lang & Bro. Mf g & Mer. Co., FARMINGION, MO. Manufacturers of Wagons, Farm Implements, Lumber and Build ing Material. FIRE, TORNADO GEO. C. FORSTER, Agent Notary Public. LATE-GLASS and AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. Office in Farmers Bank Building. Phone 355. ADAM NEIDERT JOHN A. NEIDERT A. NEIDERT & SON UNDERTAKERS AND EHBALHERS FARMINGTON, MO. We are licensed embalmers and carry in stock a complete line of metal lined State and Couch Cnskets, Robes and Grave Vaults. Telephone calls, either day or aight, are given our prompt attention Office Phone 380 L Residence Phone 380 R PURE BRED HOGS AND CATTLE STUDENTS LEARN TO TEST SOIL The University of Missouri College of Agriculture requires each student to make a thorough study of soils. He learns how to test the soils cf his own farm, as to their need for lime and how to determine the most profitable treat ments for the various soil types. At the same time the use of crop rota tions, lime and manure for maintain ing fertility and the use of fertilizers for increasing yields are given much attention. Every inducement is being held out to the automobiiists to have them take their annual outing and tour this fall in the shape of a trip and a stay at the Missouri State Fair. Sedalia, September 22nd to 29th. Handsome automobile trail maps may be had by writing to Secretary E. G. Bylan.der, Sedalia. Free parking space, well po liced and guarded, is offered on arriv al at the grounds and the camp grounds for tourists are equally well provided. We are now preparing a booklet which will list the fall offerings of the lending Poland China, Duroc, Berk shire. Hampshire and O- I. C. hog breeders cf Missouri and also the of ferings of the leading Hereford, Angus and Shorthorn breeders and in a few days it will be ready for distribution and free to all farmers who will send us a 2c stamp to cover cost of mailing. By having this booklet you will be able to select exactly the breed of hogs and cattle you want at prices in keeping with the size of your pocket book and you will also know that you are dealing with honest breeders, for this is the only kind we list. The fine corn crop which is in prospect in Southeast Missouri, should make this a great year not only for feeding but especially is this a good time to get a start in pure bred hegs or cattle, for the farmers of the United States vill have to replenish the devastated herds and flocks of Europe when the war ccmes to ar. end. Thrcught the Corn Eelt, therefore, the slogan is, "Build Up Your Breeding Stock." And remember a pure bred hog or steer cats no more than a "scrub" and brings twice as much in the market. What Southeast Missouri has long needed is better live stock and our booklet will list hundreds of spring gilts and boars of the different breeds, a3 well as young bulls and heifers of the different typos therefore, do not delay writing us. We will also be in the market for several thousand bush els of good cowpca and soybean seed. Address THE MISSOURI FARMER, Columbia, Mo- 32-3t J. D. Mitchell, President. J. J. Roberts, Cashier. C. E. Wood, Assistant Cashier E. E. Swink. Vice President St. Francois County Bank (Post Office Opposite.) Farmkigton, flissouri Solicits your banking business. Insured against burg iary. This is the bank with the Savings Depart ment Interest paid on time deposits. Directors: THOS. H.STAM E. E. SWINK. J. D. MITCHELL. ED. HELBER E. L. HIGGINS. S. J. TETLEY. ALBERT WULFERT Established 1897. W. M. HARLAN. President W. R. LANG, Vice President M. P. CAYCE, Cashier C. H. GEISSIXG r..M.. Bank of Farmington capital Stock - $50,000 Capital and Surplus 75,000 Does a general banking and exchange business. Inter est paid on time deposits. Insured against burglary. Collections a specialty. Directors: Heler Gicseing W. W. M. Harlan F. Dosa E. A. M. P. Caycc Rozier J W. R. Lang Klein Subscribe now $1 the year THE FARMERS BANK FARMINGTON, MO. Capital Stock - - - - $35 000 Surplus J20.000 ONE DOLLAR STARTS AN ACCOUNT Directors P. A. Shaw, Wm. London, W. L. Henslev W r H. D. Reuter, C. B. Penman, L. B " WiMaml'