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THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARMINGTON, MISSOURI SEPTEMBER 26, 1919 r V l I, m !!J. nit THE FARMINGTON TIMES Published Every Friday A. W. BRADSHAW, Editor Telephone No. 59. Entered as second-class matter at the Postofiice at Farmington, Mo. i Subscription, $1.50 year, in advance AMERICA MUST GO AHEAD the- past, there are funds that may be drawn on for emergency use without waiting for public subscriptions. The Toxans who have been hard hit have a particular claim upon us. Sym pathetic Missouri may be depended on to do its share toward meeting the total relief bill whatever its total. The duty of liberal all-the-year-round sup port for the Red Cross is made plain. W EEKLY NEWS NOTES It is a good thing for those Amer icans who think their country is a hard taskmaster in requesting econ omy, saving and adherence to the many rules and regulations made nec essary to any nation that'has been at war, to note that the Government of the United States is not the only gov ernment which is advising its people to live well, work well and save well. Our very close ally across the sea England is urging the unity of her people in thrift and saving, to keep the industry of that country from de clining, which would mean disaster and a longer period of reconstruction. In a memorable speech made by King George, not long since in Lon don, he said: "With the end of the war a great chapter in the history of our country is closed. A new era which is open ine before us brings its own taskr,, and the same qualities which have car ried us to victory will be needed In full measure for the work of reeonstruo tion. The spirit of union, self-sacrifice and patience which our people displayed during years of fighting, will still be required if we are to reap the full benefit of the peace which wo have won. And those great qualities must be reinforced by the homlier vir tues of industry and thrift. "As was inevitable in the prosecu tion of the war, we have been losing largely on our capital. Now that we are at peace again our country urgent ly demands from every citizen the ut most economy in order to make the best use of the resources which our nation possesses, and stranuous and unremitting industry in order to in sure the greatest possible production of the necessary commodities. Wit'i out thesa we shall have to face de pression and poverty. Without these we cannot hope to maintain the high position in the industrial and com mercial world which we held before the war. I am confident that the an cient and sterling virtues of the Brit ish people will not fail us in our hour of need." Tha confidence expressed that the English people would bend every ef fort in the interest of their country's weal, is splendid, and we of America should eive the same assurance to the world that we will not allow our com mercial interests to falter. To work together, united for the welfare of our country to be economical to save and invest wisely so that there will be nn chance of losine. is the safest plan for each individual to follow. v There is no better investment in me worm io .lav than with the U. S. Government. The securities of War Savings Stamns and Treasury Savings Certih cates which she offers, bearing four per cent interest, compounded quarter ly, are as sound as the Rock of Gi braltar. (By the County Agent.) Chicken Culling Demonstrations The following chicken culling dem onstrations have been scheduled by the County Agent for the coming week: Edgar Meyer, Knob Lick, Monday, Sept. 29th, 10 a. m.; Miss Katherine Herzinger, Clearview, Monday, Sept., 29th, 2:30 p. m. (Miss Herzinger's date was changed from Friday, Sept. 2fith, to the above mentioned date); F. W. Buhrmestcr, Taylortown, Wed nesday, Oct. 1st, 10 a, m. Does Potato Wart Occur in Your Community? One of the most dangerous diseases of Irish potatoes has been discovered in the United States. Rough, spongy out-growths of various sizes are pro duced on the turers, especially at the eyes. These warts are light brown at first but become black and decayed with age. Sometimes all potatoes in affected hills are worthless. The di sease does not attack the vinfes above the ground. Potato wart causes very serious losses in England, Ireland and other parts of Europe. In some places, the isease is so severe tnat potatoes can not be grown profitably. The parasite which causes wart is spread most fre quently by using diseased potatoes for Beed. soil once infested, remains contaminated for many years. This serious potato disease has recently been introduced into the United States nd the Bureau of Plant Industry seems to think that a part of the di seased seed was shipped to Missouri. They are making a special effort to locate where this seed went to so that in case it did reach Missouri, it can be stamped out before spreading any further. If the seed potatoes you planted this year were shipped in, be sure and keep watch for any unusual, warty spots at digging time and kind ly report promptly all suspicious cas es to the County Agent und send a sample of the diseased potatoes to him f possible. THE COUNTY AGENT i IS WELCOME ' "Vaccinating one calf is of minor importance," says a County Agent in his ronort to the extension service of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, "but this calf was vac cinated for a man 'who had stated publicly that he would shoot the county agent ir ne ever set iooi on m m. It made tne pieco oi worn oi more im nortance than it would have been un- der other conditions. This work was rfnna hv invitation. The attitude : this man is the attitude of many af- ter several years experience with rountv nirent in the county." Quite often, at the outset of county agent work, farmers failed to grasp t. nicrnificance. Some believed it a slur on their intelligence. Those who exnressed themselves publicly as be ing unalterably opposed to the whole county agent business have been nat urally slow to line up in support of the county agent. It is simply a case of acknowledging disbeliei in the pre. scriDtion but testifying to the effec tiveness of the medicine. The county atrent is so busy answering calls from farmers who desire his services that he has no time to ouibble with men who have no faith in his ability. His work is its own argument) and in coun ties where a fair trial has been sivsn the county agent business,! the work has been convincing. , ,,,,mvui i' TEXAS AFTER THE 1 ' H " sGREAT , GULF STORM The great storm that has swept Gulf coasts furnishes a reason which all will appreciate for the permanent maintenance of the Red Cross at its present high state of organization and efficiency. : Early estimates of the loss, are like ly, as is usual to be exaggerated,, but this storm of an intensity having few parallels has a place among the great disasters of recent years, due to nat- ural causes. Galveston was fortified ' this time against its fury, but It - brought great distress to gulf com munities farther south. The needs of the victims have an especial appeal to u. -' To relieve the first discomfort, caus ed by the property damage and.pro vide for those left dependent by in jury and death, money is needed, but ' we are not compelled to rely on a hap hazard improvised organization to col lect the money and distribute ineffi pjpntlv and wastefully the means of relief. The Red Cross, one of whose objects is to minimize, suffering after just such a disaster due to the ele ments, has a machinery in readiness that may be put in intant operation. : On the' first receipt of the dismaying news from Texas, two workers of the American Red Cross Southwestern Di vision left St. Louis for that State to determine the extent of the need and take prompt measures of. relief. Thanks o tlw popular generosity of Cross Roads Farmers to Meet at Schoolhouse Friday night, Oct. 2nd. The farmers around Cross Roads have planned a meeting at the school house for rriday night, Uct. Jd. Problems of community interest will be discussed and in addition, the Coun ty Agent is planning to show a set of slides on agricultural progress and de velopment which should be of interest to all farmers. Farmington Livestock Shipping As sociation to Make Its First Shipment Monday, Sept. 29th. The Farmington Livestock Shipping Association will ship three carloads of stock this coming week. A straight carload of hogs, a carload of cattle and a mixed car of hogs and cattle will make up the hrst shipment. Live stock producers are very much inter ested in the shipping association which was organized by our Farm Bureau recently. A number of hogs and cattle are listed for later ship ment and will be taken out by Mr, Rion, manager of the Shipping As sociation, within the next two weeks. National livestock Commission Co. Sends Representative to our County, Mr. Thomas Booth, an expert cat tle salesman for the National Live stock Commission Co., visited our county recently in the interest of his firm. While here, he made it a point to see Mr. John Rion, manager of the Farmington Livestock Shipping As sociation, about securing the business of the Association. Mr. Kion told Mr. Booth that he had heard that com mission firms objected to taking ship ments consigned by shipping associa tions. Mr. Booth said: "bend your shipments to me and if you are not perfectly satisfied with the services and results we give you, we shall be very badly disappointed." He also stated that shipping associations are not a new thing and that his firm is handling a great deal of business for them. EGGS MUST BE CANDLED ENTIRE YEAR FROM JAN UARY 1st to DECEMBER 2Ut The law of this State controlling traffic in eggs was passed for the purpose of taking out of commerce eees unfit for human food. The Leg islature passed two separate laws House Bill 677, known as the Uniform Good Egg law, and House Bill UA-i known as the Egg Breaking law, con trolling egg-breaking establishments. Both of these acts forbid the keep ing, offering for sale, storing, shipping or having in your possession eggs that are unfit for human food, unless they are cased and sealed with proper identifying strips to be shipped to tanners for tanning purposes only, or broken in the shell and denatured. A, small amount of coal oil added to these eggs renders them unfit for human food and does not prevent them from being used for stock or poultry. Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of buying eggs in this State for resale or consign ment Bhall provide and maintain an adcauate nlace for the accurate can dling of eggs, and a suitable place for the proper handling of eggs which are intended for human use. .-,. , . A complete and accurate.- candling record must.be kept in Buch form as will show .when and where and for 'Whom the. eggs were candled, how many were in the shipment, what the dockage , was in each lot and how many, candled out as unfit for human food! if candled and kept in a cool. dark ; place and shipped within five days,- need not be recjmdled,. .. - This Department j using every ei- for all to procure a license, and those persons who deal in eggs after such time has elapsed and who do not can dle, do so at their own risk, as the law will be rigidly enforced. .nThe in tent of the law is to prevent unwhole some eggs from being placed upon the market for human food, and also to prevent candling out good eggs under the pretext that they are bad eggs, and then putting these candledeggs on the market for good eggs. There fore, under the proper construction of House Bill 677, known as the uni form good egg law, and House Bill 835, known as the egg breaking law, controlling egg-breaking establish ments, this Department forbids the return to any farmer or other person of eggs that are not fit for human food, unless they are broken and de natured, as the law requires. Candling certificates must be used, and must be pasted on top flat or pasteboard cover on the top layer of each and every case of eggs, and also on the outside of each case of eggs, thus preventing its loss when the case is opened. These candling certificates (sample enclosed) can be furnished from this office, if desired, at 25c a hundred, and are gummed and put up in pads of 100 and 150. COAL PRODUCING COUNTIES Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 24. Mis souri's coal production, 1918, totaling 5,607,730 tons, chiefly from the coun ties north of the Missouri river, but also including the output of Barton, Bates, Cooper, Johnson, Henry, La Fayette, Vernon, Cole and Moniteau, and other producing counties which lie south, had a toal mine value of $17,136,498, breaking, when it comes to aggregate worth, all previous rec ords, announces advance information from the 1919 Red Book of the Mis souri Bureau of Labor Statistics pro mulgated in a bulletin today by Com missioner Wm. H. Lewis. While the 1917 output of coal, Mis souii, was slightly more than that of 1918, totaling 5,670,549 tons, the mine worth, aggregated, was only $12,758, 735. or $4,307,763 less than the total realized from this source by mine operators last year. In comparison with the record breaking years of 1917 and 1918, are the 191fi production fig ures, the outout of Missouri's coal mines that year totaling 4,742,146 tons ! and the wotth ot u,U4 i,ou-, tne nign-, est figures for both value and produc- tion until then. , I That the 1919 Missouri production of coal will exceed that of either 191b or 1917, both in quantity und value, is appaiont at the present writing, an nounces the Bureau of Labor Statis tic huliptin which was prepared oy Supervisor of Statistics, A. T. Ed monston, one reason being that to further boom and boost this already extensive and valuable State resource and industry, the Fiftieth general as-- sembly, through tne suggestion ana with the anuroval of Governor F. D. Gardner, inserted in one oi tne 1920 appropriation measures, now a law, a clause reading, "Missouri cohl preferred in the purchase oi coai nerc in provided for. Quality and cost con sidered, preference shall be given W coal mined in Missouri." This section of the law of 1919-1920 is being com struetl by Missouri education, elee mosynary and penal institutions, in-firmni-ips. nublic schools and all other establishments and departments whol- ly or partly supported by the btate, to solely purchase and use Missouri conl during the two years in question. It also means an increased aemanu on Missouri coal mines for a million more tons of coal over the quantity consumed by these divisions of the State's government during in ana 1918. The unit value of coal at the mines being more now than it was a year ago, it is evident that the total worth of the 1919 output of Missouri will be considerably in excess of what it was for 1918, there tnrougn estao, lishing a new high record for aggrer gate value of the yield. Missouri's Coal Producing Counties n 1918-1919 The heavv coal producing counties of Missouri, besides those already enumerated as belonging to the half of the State south of the Missouri riven Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Dade, Platte, urunay, narrison, ouui van, Linn, Macon, Putnam, Randolph, Kay, Livingston, Montgomery ami Ralls counties, all north of the "Big Muddy", Barton county in Southwest Missouri, generally leads an otner Missouri coal producing counties in) 1 .. -.I .1 i-tnl ur.k A annual pruumjuuu v-u-j. ww v.i m,. Lafayette county is a good second in this respect and Macon county gene rally ranks third. The average mine worth of Missou ri Co&l in 1918 was $102 a ton, as compared to $2.25 a ton in 1917, and ifi.yi a ton in ivio. iuissuuh cum mines! during 1918 gave employment to a total of 9,590 miners and laborers who averaeed 235 days ot worK, eacn during those twelve months, and re ceived aDDroximateiy sii.ooou in wages that year. The work day was eight hours. The average yearly earnings cf each miner that year is nlaced at $1,175. Each averaged 131 days of idle time including Sundays and holidays during the year under consideration. The first official record of coal be ing mined in Missouri and sold goes, back to 1840. when the Output iB re corded as being only 9.972 tons. From then on the-annual production and agJ gregated worth 'increased in leaps and bounds until tne recora output -oi 1917 and the record total worth of 1918, were ,-attained. The United States Geological Survey figureB that since 1840, a period"of 78 years, Mis souri coal mines have had an output which totals 148,996,470 tons and the worth in excess of $30o,WHl,oou. j 18 cents a package rou pay out your good money for is cigarette satisfaction and, my, how you do get it in every puff of Camels! PXPERTLY blended choice Turkish and choice Domestic tobaccos in Camel cigarettes elimi nate bite and free them from any unpleasant cigaretty aftertaste or unpleasant cigaretty odor. low-mildness of the tobaccos yet re taining the desirable "body." Camels are simply a revelation! You may smoke them without tiring your taste For your own satisfaction you must compare Camels with any cigarette in the world at any price. Then, you'll best realize their superior quality and the rare enjoyment they provide. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Winoton-Salem, N. C Camels win instant and permanent success with smokers because the blend brings out to the limit the refreshing flavor and delightful mel- sands, estimated as underlying the land at an approximate depth of 1,- 000. The Kendrick and Kenyon bills for federal control of packing, canning and distributing food products continues to meet with increasing opposition. Some who would favor them if con fined to the packers, oppose them as interfering with production in all lines. K. C. bank clearings exceeded a bil lion dollars in Ausrust. St. Louis Coal supply Is hceaper. Contract $58,722 lower than 1918. K. C. Standard Oil Company at Sugar Creek has recommended an in crease of 10 ner cent in the Dav of the laborers of the company. Galena County lreasurer of atone county will receive bids on $100,000 bonds for constructing a court house, also $150,000 voted for roads. Waco Interstate Elevator & Com mission Co. building elevator here. Cai tcrville $30,000 bond issue car ried for construction of highways. K. C. loO residences under con struction in Country Club district. To tal cost to exceed $1,500,000. Buffalo has large number of build ings going up. K. C. Extension Admiral boulevard and Pershing road to cost $500,00. Marshall votes bonds for extension of municipal light plant. ..Everything the Uovernmcnt does costs more. The Alaska rialroad is costing $17,000,0000 more than was es timated. Rock port Atchison county farm of 350 acres sold for $24,500. St. Louis Receiver Wells for the United Railways, asks state public service commission for 10 cent fare. Platte City Dairy farm of 340 acres sold for $74,500. Cape Girardeau wants railroad ex tension to Grandin, 20 miles. TUNNEL - . MISSOURI WEEKLY INDUSTRIAL REVIEW. Sept. 15. -Stata-wide movement to construct durable roads with . State: and Federal aid under the new' law is yielding results beyond the. .expecta tions of the sponsors of. the measures. There are approximately,, $40,000,000 in bonds voted and proposed in ho different, counties. . , ... . .. . .. - Galena Boswell ranch near Notch Monday, where he has employment. I than otherwise, and we are therefore; H. U. Carter was a Valles Mines more lavoraoie ior snipmeni tne prcs- visitor Friday. i ent week rather than next. J. T. Casey of bt. Louis was a bus- HOGS. There has been this much iness visitor in this community Mon- satisfaction to the trade, and. that is day. ! more uniformity for the past week. F. M. Cole visited relatives in St. Buying has been much freer with the Louis Monday and Tuesday. i present grade at par, compared with a Bryan Thurman, Jas. Harris and , week ag0 today. The extreme high Maurice Whitesell were DeSoto visit-' point a week ago at this writing was ors last week. $18.25; the low time, $19. Today the . W. T. MiKon of DeSoto was a busi- 'high time was $18.30 and at the closa " hess visitor in this community Wednes- $13, Thus, it is to be noted that but day. little change exists fn market condi- A. Housten of Desoto was in tnis tions. The sunnlv has been smaller i and this has exerted considerable weight in the maintenance of values. (Likewise has it stimulated more ear-. i nest competition among buyers for . , . . . . 1 i- .1. tne stronger weignt nogs, which iub not nearly so neglected as heretofore, unless offerings weigh around 300 pounds, when it is only natural to ex pect a restricted call for animals of that weight. The drift of the market is going to depend entirely upon the part of the country, and if, for any reason shippers should liquidate too heavily, it will be natural to expect that lower prices will follow, espe cially in view of the uncertainty and uqrest of industrial affairs. SHEEP. In this department strength has been dominant the past community on business Thursday. LIVE STOCK MARKET 23. lort to noury 'an concern eo 01 tnw nas oeen leasea to operators wno naveuiwi; jhuiiujt. ,., . pruj. -jij law! and is allowing a reasonable time contracted to sink an oil well to tha .. RV W. Oshia went to FlatrQ)Vg. H. C. Carter and daughter, Mae, ! and R. W. Oshia were business visit ore in Melzo Wednesday. Arthur Housten of DeSoto was a business visitor in thisu Community Wednesday. V , H. C. Carter and daughters, . Mae and Leona, Miss Inez Tburman and R. W. Oshia were Bonne Terre visit ors Thursday. S. r. Cole, Jr., 01 vanes wines vis ited at the home of H. C. Carter Wednesday. Jas. Harris and liss Inez Thurman were visiting relatives in Bonne Terre Tuesday. Reube and Sterling iJOie were ue Soto visitors one day last week. F. M. Cole atetnded Mrs. Roberts' sale at Primrose Saturday. Several from here attended the par ty at Dale Hawk's Saturday night. Jas Douglas visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douglas- Sunday. '.; Lee and Urel Hammock were.Tunr nel visitors Sunday.! " ' y ', Homer Appleberry of Farmington visited his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Appleberry Saturday and Smir jtedb? Cole of VriUeiiSfines visited his uncle, W. A. Cole, ,pf DeSoto,. Sat urday and Sunday. v,, . .. . . Miss Leona Carter was a Vanes Mines visitor Monday.. . ...- ..(, James Douglas was a business vis itor in DpSnto Monday. ' Miss Pearl Carter was a Silver finrintra vimtftr Antnrdav. - S. P. Cole, Jr., visited at the home of J. M, Appleberry Saturday. - - Bryan Thurman was a business vis itor in pSoto Monday. . . , . ' Mi C.lnHvn StrouD visited rela tives in Bonne Terre from Friday un til Sunday. . . 3, W. Ellis was a Bonne Terre vis- 'itot Monday. National Stock Yards, Sept, Today's Receipts Cattle 4,300 Calves 1,200 Hogs 9,500 Sheep 2,500 CATTLE. The cattle market shows good recovery this week from the low point recorded at the finish of the previous period. Briefly stated, the current trade shows a uniform price advance of 50c to 75c per cwt., this being general on all classes of kill ing stuff from canners on up to the -l : ilI .J.. j .u. few davs. only exception to the .improvement mark, Jff leve that has been the common light stockers ? , X' j" '..sVu IC " and the inferior feeder grades, which than a week ago today, with sheep 50c have not advanced a particle. iaBt week B pit( f! Jn- More moderate receipts has been the Jl bef ,f J?, i Lnd stimulating factor in tne uplift of the more than any urgency of tad market. In fact, the proportion of na- tht season of the p tttew lives was rather small, a goodly share ta over with, thus ttww . hardly of the week's run consisting of West- see1 to be anv radlcal conditions ex ern range Bteet "itSTwhat fanwet istin in this department as far as we son ZiMttK1"' 2 Joday, the -try is naturally questionable, but we topwri at I $14.25, are inclined to tl?e opinion that it is 1 115.25 laM ; wek, to? apt to cause a very generous run the sheP is $7.50, against $8 the same following week, ana in this event low- " ( 1 1. . I-.,.! --l l Vnti.ir.al 1 IV Nevertheless, the current National Live Stock Com. Co. i ctah I We are now receiving daily hundreds of dollars' worth of New Fall Merchandise in all lines, such as Woolen Dress Goods Silks and Satina " !" : Gingham , .-., . o---.-- Flannelettes' '".I'V" i Y - .': Z f; Canton Flannel '." Underwear for men, women and V children' Sweaters i for men, women and ir. children ' ' yarns for Sweaters, Scarfs and Hosiery Shoes of every description ' Rubber Boots and Shoes of all kinds ' Hat and Cap , 'Ladies' and Misses' Wrap .j Ladies Suits, itl ' Serges,' Pop. ' Una and Silvertone Cloth ' ' Linoleum, Ruga, Mattings Wall Paper , f i'iii - Men's and Boys' Clothing . Blankets wool and cotton Trunks and suit Cases ' Groceries a Specialty. . -' Produce bought for cash or trade. Farmingtori Merc. Co.