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THE FARMINGTON TIMES, FARMINOTON, MISSOtltl. OCTOBER 1919 Capitalists' View of Labor Issue Although chosen by President Wil- thinks they are not greater than son as representative of the public at! other difficulties which have been the forthcoming conclave of capital ' ..neceisfiillv overcome. ana nii.or, to he lieUI in W. Islington, Beginning Uctoher i, 1 nomas L. Chad bourne of New York is called "a lad leal by his fellow-capitalists. So 1 1 know long as ne is Known as an opponent to i in the wnat ne terms "Utopian, MaiNian and revolutionary socialism", Mr. t.'had bourne doesn't mind being call d "a radical capitalist." As a member of the Wur Trade Board it devolved upon Mr. Chad bourne to make a thorough study of industrial conditions of international scope, particularly those of Kuxsia. As counsel for the Midvale Mteel and Ordnance Corporation he is known to have advised that powerful group of capitalists to recognize the right to "collective bargaining" on the part of its employes. As counsel l'o;- other corporations he has committed himself to the pro!it-shui ing basis of em ployment. His public utterances about labor's needs, and his methods of meeting them, have always been so toned with liberality that he stands conspicuous among corporation law yers as one whose genuine sympathies .seem largely to dwell with the wage earners. These very reasons bring acknowledmcnts from both sides of the great controversy that Thomas L. Chadbourne will be a potent ligure in the council of capital and labor which the President has called. In the authorized interview which follows, Mr. Chadbourne has outlined the main problems that will press lor speedy settlement by the labor and capital convention. "It is impossible and would be im proper," said Mr. Chadbourne, "for me to express anything like a definite opinion as to the probable outcome cf the session which President Wilson has convoked at Washington. Labor prob lems have intricacies which- have long staggered the ablest statesmen of the Old World. To us in America they are new. We really know nothing about them. Not even the mill men of America and by the name of mill men I wish to include not only the of ficers of great corporations, but, like wise, the superintendents and fore men in daily contact with labor none of these men knew the needs of labor. On the other side, none of the delegat ed spokesmen for the wage earners knows what is best to be done for the lasting welfare of the toilers. The sooner we all make the acknowledg ment of our ignorance of the intricate and far-reaching issues involved in our labor situation the better off we shall all be, and the surer will be our safety in trying to solve them to the good of the country at large. Long Session Likely "I am convinced that by the very reason of our ignorance we shall have a long-drawn session at Washington. Issues upon which not only the pros perity but the safety of the couutry depends must be studied deeply. This service of ours at Washington, wheth er we represent capital or labor, is go ing to put us to a test of patriotism little short of the tiring line. Our selfish interests are inevitably linked with the destiny ol the Kepublic, and they will be best subserved in the long run if we settle every dispute as patriots, forgetting that we are cap italists or that we are laborers. "Of course, we all know that the first and main question to arise will be the trite, the hackneyed, the irk some issue of 'closed and open, shop.' That is the principal issue in the steel strike today. It has been ris ing like Banquo's ghost irrepressibly in all parts of the country. No man has yet solved the problem. Can it be supposed that we can readily come to a conclusion on this prodigious is sue in our conference at Washington? The economic and the social values of the two plans have been studied and compared in a local way for years, but the problem as a national matter has to be brought to us for the first time at the forthcoming conference at Washington. It is going to consume a great deal of time to hear from the representatives of capital and labor arguments as to which is the better policy. 1 would not discuss the ques tion of closed or open shop until I had heard debaters rehearse all the in tricacies. I do not hesitate to say, however, that I am in favor of collec tive bargaining in the dealings be tween employer and employe. "I believe that the next most press ing demand of labor, after a subsist ence wage is provided, is that of self expression. We hear on every -hand stories of the workman's ingratitude. And the complaint has this much truch in it their protest today is against their sense of helplessness. They do not want factory lunch rooms, kindergartens, good tenements given to them. The more that is done for them the more they feel in the power of the person responsible for the benefits. Iney are going to in sist on exercising a voice in shaping the conditions surrounding their la bor, which means, among other things, collective bargaining." Mr. Chadbourne divide! n his mind the question of wages into primary and secondary questions. "I maintain he says, "that the primary question is that of a basic or minimum wage, which, in common justice and good morals, must be termined by human needs. The secondary question of the wage in excess of this basic or mini mum wage, is an economic question, and may be determined by the value of the service rendered as compared with the value of the service rendered In many cases," he said, "the di vision of a real profit would be so small as to be considered as nothing. a corporation that stands high list of successful concerns in this country which pays 10 per cent on its capital invested. I lo not mean upon its capital stock. That would be only about a third of the capital in vested. Now, allowing G per cent in terest as a reasonable income for that capital, put aside a reasonable profit from the remaining per cent of in come and in this particular case the employe would only get about .$10, and that would lie nothing. Vet the corporation which 1 have in mind is ranked with the most successful. "The profit-sharing plan involves a whole lot of differential calculus. H v.uuld work satisfactorily for both sides in very few cases, as matters stand today, but conditions can be changed in whatever trade to make it desirable for the laborer to share in the profit:;, or the savings in cost of production, I think. "When one follows out these pro posals for industrial reforms one is forced to nee how ignorant we are in America. That is why the Washing ton conference will be like opening a national school upon labor, and that is why it is going to be a long-drawn session. Out of the discussions that are going to be had there we may, in time, arrive at a practicable plan for representation of laborers in making conditions of work and sharing in the profits of industry; of increasing ef ficiency; of procuring continuity of employment, and of preventing indus trial disputes; but I think we who have been summoned by the President should acknowledge our ignorance and look first to the educational advantag es before we attempt to either recon cile or block the present tendencies of our industrial life. "In the heydey of prosperity we Americans have never had any irk some schooling in these labor prob lems. 1 predict that it will be a good long time before any conclusions shall be reached." I "DON'T ROCK THE BOAT" The time-worn expression, "Don't rock the boat," is especially timely now. There is a situation prevajlin,; in this country just now the like -jf which the present generation has nev er wit:iesst.l. In other parts of the country there is much unrest and dis till hanre in th? industrial world, Strikes and lockouts are occurring daily. The readjustment period from war to peace is upon us, and, strange as it may seem, it is going to reqif're as much unselfish devotion, as mu-'h loyalty and courage, to American ideals and principals to get back on a firm and sound and lasting peace ba sis as it did to marshal our forces and go to war, War is a crucible which tests a na tion. It shows up the weakness; it brings to light the results of false doc trines; it brings about self-inspection, a kind of national inventory. The in ventory made by our nation revealed the fact that our complete liberty of speech and school and church had been abused by some who had been re garded as loyal citizens of this coun try. We found that some foreign na tions, and particularly Germany, had seized the opportunity offered by this complete liberty of speech to further her own selfish interests and strength en her pluns for the Germanization of the world. When this discovery was made a wave of indignation swept the country, and many of the people who I'XCLE SAM URGES HOLDERS OF t!!S SECURITIES TO KEEP THEM you line Se- ! the the WEEKLY NEWS NOTES (Iiy the County Agent) Cross Roads Community Holds a Live Meeting. The little community away down in the Southeast corner of the county, known as Cross Roads, held a banner meeting last Friday night. Their school house was packed with inter ested people who came out to hear Mr. W. L. Flanery, County Agent of Mad ison county, tell about the Farm Bu reau work in his county, and also to hear an illustrated lecture given by the county agent on soil fertility. McAtee Produce Co. Ships 25 Bushels of Clover Seed to St. Louis. Mr. S. M. McAtce, of the McAtee Produce Co., recently told the Count! Agent that he had shipped 25 bushels of good red clover seed to bt. Louis. He purchased the seed from a farmer near Weingarten and said that he had spoken to several farmers around Farmington about taking the seed off of his hands but none seemed to be in terested. Mr. McAtee said that he was not equipped to carry the seed over until next spring, else he would not have shipped it. We are sorry, however, that this seed could not be kept here in the county. It is being shipped out at possibly $23 to $2o per bushel and if all prophecies and predictions are true, will likely be brought back next spring at $30 to $35 per bushel. Just after hearing of this shipment, the County Agent returned to his of fice to find a letter from the "Seed World" (a paper published in Chica go, on the seed business) stating that on the basis of the present wholesale values, red clover seed will retail around $35 per bushel next spring and that prices may change during the next few months but, undoubtedly, the coming season will see abnormally high clover prices. The letter goes on to ask whether the County Agent feels that the high price of clover will seriously affect the amount seed ed in this county. Without question, it will. Farmers have had numerous failures in the past and with the price of seed so high, will very likely cur tail their acreage. What About the Hessian Fly? Many inquiries have been coming to the County Agent as to the advis ability of seeding wheat at the pres ent time. In some localities quite a little wheat has already been seeded. All wheat seeded before a killing frost is more or less liable to infesta tion by the Hessian Fly. The fly-free date here, m other words, the date when the Hessian Fly has been killed out, in this county, is between Octo ber 10th and 12th. These dates are simply the average dates of killing frosts in our county. Many good whent raisers claim these dates to bo too late for the best results with wheat. They are too late unless one has properly prepared the ground. That is, lnus eetbs That is. unless the ground is well worked down and firm. This date, without question, is too late for late plowed ground which has not been well worked 'down. Wheat seeded be fore the fly-free date may not suffer seriously from the Hessian Fly. but tne cnances are tnat it will be dam- had been using the language dropped ii, ua buuii us iney leui lieu uie sinister aims and purposes of Germany. Others who had ut hand the same in formation and facts, who had plainly revealed to them the baneful effects of this propaganda, still insisted upon using this instrument of an enemy country in their every-day business and having it taught to their children in the elementary schools. This atti tude of the latter has been the direct causo of the demonstrations that have taken place in this country during the past two weeks. The stand taken by discharged soldiers who are now or ganizing posts of the American Le gion in this county, upon the ono lar.guage question, is the same that has been advocated by this paper for more thiin two years. While cham pioning this cause during that time, this paper has never denounced as dis loyal every man and woman who used the German language. Wo do not do it today, for there is abundant proof to the contrary; but in the light of the revelations that have been made, in the light of the.cxperiences through which wo have recently passed, we as sert again that there are no funda mentally sound American reasons why a part of the youth of this country should first be grounded and taught iii a foreign lnnguaire. This nosition has been taken by the foremost teachers, preacners and laymen of German de scent in this county. To the credit of Rev. Langehennig of this city, of Rev. Lohmann of Egypt Mills, and a num- Der or laymen throughout the county, they began shortly after German ner- fidity had been barred, substituting the language of this country for the uerman language, ineir example is bearing fruit, and the impetus that it has received by the calls made by members of the American Legion up on some centers that showed they wanted to hold to the old order will hasten the change. Ihis paper is for the change: we will hail with delight that day when the last trace and vestige of every dis integrating foreign influence has been wiped out. But we again want to urge forbearance and caution. The times ire unsettled, conditions are not nor mal, and when this condition prevails the pendulum of opinion is apt to swing from one extreme to the other. Men are apt to resort to force and violence to bring about desired chang es, and if they do their cause loses that great sustaining force of public sentiment which stands for law and order. It's true our laws are not per fect. They proved to be too lenient for many whose sympathies were against this country during the war. But more substantial and lasting pro gress can be made by intelligent co operation directed towards remedying the defects than can be brought about by physical force or violence. Jack son Cash-Book. Just now the promoter is abroad in the land and ho is looking for Liberty Bonds, Treasury Savings Certificate:! and War Savings Stamps. It ha3 been :i harvest time for the promoter man who had some gaudily engraved piec s of paper to sull or trade. He pr iVis to trade and for United States '.lovernment Securities, If you will listen and believe, he will unload a whole pocketful of pro moted stock on you. He has all kinds. If it is oil stock you want, he has it. If it is plantation stock, he will find that. And if you will listen to himl! ne will somehow make himself appear to be a lover of all men and a little doer of good. And he will "do you and do good" if you finally fall for his of talk and let go of your U. S. ciirities. He will tell you that scheme he represents is about bet that old earth has vet produced: i hat it will return you dividends from '." per cent upward; that now is the lime to start in and grow up with a :' new crop of millionaires. j He never makes it so very clear I why it is that he is willing to let go ! it tnese wonderful shares of stock, just to' get Liberty Bonds, Treasury Savings Certificates for them. He will call attention to the fact that Liberty Bonds are selling below par now and will intimate that he is do ing you a favor to take them off your hands, and he will not sav a word about the impossibility of the Treas ury havings Certificate going below par. Of course you ought to notify the sheriff, or call in the policeman, or no something rough like that, but most of these chaps stay well within the law and manage to escape the charge of downright swindling. So about the only safe thing to do is to show them the door and point the way toward the front gate and the public highway. And don't you think for one minute that these suave gentry stay in the great cities to ply their vocation. Just a few days ago there was one of these ilk in this city talking to men he knew had bought Liberty Bonds Old Treasury Savings Certificates. Hut the men who guide the destinies "f our banks early learned of their purpose, and the banker, who really has the interest of his clients at heart, lost no time in dropping hints from which all veiling had been removed, advising the holder of U, S. Securities to hold their investments, which are absolutely the safest on earth. If you fool with them they will beat you. It is their business to get the best of the public on the Liberty Bond game. If they are not naturally smart enough to get away with it they are given a careful course of instruction and then told to go out and take the Liberty Bonds away from the "suck ers" as they term the country holders of Uncle Sam's notes. They know that there is hardly a family that hasn't a bond or bonds. They know that Americans have been and ure patriotic and that nearly ev Who's Who? As we journey along life's road day by day, Each in our own particular way, We can judge who's rich, And judge who's glad; We can judge who's poor, And judge who's sad, But who can judge the good from the bad? Our neighbor's fault may not be our own, Yet, it's almost certain he is not alone In having some trait That perhaps is not right; Or that maybe he looks better If kept out of the light, Yet, who has a sense of perfect sighi? For we all look at things from a different view, Some on the bias, some straight and true, But we're all just human As we travel along, And as some shed a tear, While some sing a song, And all sometimes right as we're all sometimes wrong. Ruth Shaw. STRONG TESTIMONY TO MASONIC IDEALS WHY RURAL PRESS IS POWER aged a little. For the last few vears by the workers who are receiving the "ave shown tne ny to De gradually in- The average man can live in a big city all his life and never see his name in the paper, but the farmer and the average man and woman in any small town will see their names in their lo cal country newspaper at least ten times a year, and alwaj'3 connected with some worthy cause, some faith ful service, something that brines iov all through life. The country "news paper is the paper that spreads hap piness and content. Don't you always want to read about the ball game you saw the day before? ix you witness a tire you read the de tails of that fire with double interest. If you hadn't seen the blaze perhaps you would not read the story at all. wny is tnis asks the Oelwein (la.) Iowan. It is because the things you know about are the things you like to read about. That is why country newspapers have such a tremendous hold on their readers. They tell them about the comings and goings of their friends and neighbors, the people they know. Nothing on earth is as inter esting to the farmers and people lin ing in the town as the news of their babies, the marriage of their boys and girls, their social and church events, the illness and the deaths among their friends. Year after year the country newspaper records the history of its community. Is it any wonder the country news paper is tne most powerful advertis ing medium on earth? Just as its power is great in holding its readers' interest, so i3 it helpful in shaping thought and powerful as an advertio- basic or minimum wage. I hold that I creasing so tnat with early seeding, ..... 'it- ...Mi - v, -:i i. II our social structure is now so con-1 " "uv js uum o imvc n stituted that wages cannot be paid to I other wheat failure due to the rav a man of average industry which will j ases of the Hessian Fly. enable him to marry, live in a decent , place, and to provide the necessities' An Agreeable Surprise. ana some measures ' uuui, mrcc years ago wnen l mg medium. It turns the printed children, then the social structure was suffering from a severe cold on word almost into the spoken word must be changed, and I hold that sit-! my lungs and coughed most of the i No mprronnlitan ting on a stick of dynamite is a safe, time night and day, I tried a bottIeno billboard, no farm journal-good ,rr,,-i- . : tiT" ' arerings tne bell with Tti.a oui JJIICTC Mb wiv jjiuilipiliess Willi which it gave me relief," writes Mrs. Jnmos Brown, Clark Mills, N. Y. Many another has been surprised and pleased with the prompt relief af forded by this remedy. Obtainable everywhere. (adv.) recreation in comparison with the sit ting still upon this proposition and making labor force its own way to recognition." Mr. Chadbourne believes that indus try has got to get on a profit-sharing basis. He realizes the difficulties in Jierent in such a suggestion, but be erybody owns a Liberty Bond or bunch of Treasury Savings Certifi cates, it is their business to get them quick. They are making the most of an occasion that may never come again, iney nre overlooking no body where they can help it. Of course every man has a right to do with his U. S. Securities as he pleases. Just as he has a riirht to do as he pleases with his money. But if you are wise vou will rut trade your Liberty Bond or your Treasury Savings Certificates or your War Savings Stamps. You will hold on to them. If you must sell why then sell, but don't let a smooth and suave individual come along and talk you out of bonds that are like so many dollars for some sort of stock that your better judgment ought to tell you is of doubtful value. Consult your banker. He may be trusted. His success depends on his square dealing. He knows that if the information he gives is not correct the usefulness of his bank is gone. Then the bankers are naturally patriotic. and have the interest of the commun ity at heart. Just remember that your Uncle Sam paper is the best investment that can bo offered, that is backed up by all the resources of the United States, that all the taxing power of the na tion is back of it and that no stock certificate can possibly be as sound as any security signed by Uncle Sam. What you had better do. from a purely business standpoint, is to care fully put every bond and certificate you now have into a safe place, and buy more, as many more as you can. Just now there is a splendid chance to add to your holdings of these best securities on earth. Throughout the Eighth Federal Reserve District this fall there is a vigorous campaign on for the sale of these War Savings and lreasury .savings Certinficates. Quotas ' for the Federal Reserve Districts have been established by the Treasury Department at Washing ton. The District fixes the quotas for the States, and State Director Brown of Kentucky, Mcvoy of Missouri, and Wright of Arkansas have fixed the quotas for each county of their State. The bankers of this city will be glad to answer any inquiry about these U. S. Securities, and aid their clients in acquiring them. In the his tory of all government bond issues in the United States shortly after ev ery war in which there were bond is sues, the securities have gone up in value. V- ucu VV1I.I1 farmers and small town people as does their home newspaper. 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A strong testi mony to the value in its'ethical sense of Freemasonry was recently paid at the installation meeting of the Canada Lodge held at London, by Sir Edward Clarke, K. C. Sir Edward, who is a veteran both in Masonry and the law, said the trials of the last live years had strengthened the ties of Masonic brotherhood. As they looked back, they must feel there had been many occasions when "brother had gripped the hand of brother in the true spirit of brotherhood, and that spirit would be the salvation of man kind in this sorely tried world." If they tried to think of a solution fo those troubles, they could not think of anything better than the brothe hood of Freemasonry. Its ideals ten ted to make every one ot its mem bers better. He was followed by Col. Sir Hama dreenwood, K, C who pointed out that in that large gathering they had Lord Fairfax, whose ancestors were given the whole Virginia by Charles and the present Grandmaster of Virginia. G. S. Laidlye, the Grand Master of West Virginia, followed He said that he had often wondered. when he read the talcs of long ago. whether he should ever really stand on the shores tf old England, from which his ancestors came years ago. The lesson he had learned from his visit to England was that Freemason ry was universal. Previously he thought it was a theory: now he knew it to be a fact. One of the most inspiring speeches was that delivered by (J. schoonover, who has just relinquished the Grand Mastership of Iowa, seven thousand miles away, he said, in the great State of California, was his mother, who was an Englishwoman, and they could hardly imagine what a pleasure it was to mm to come and enjoy, not only the motherland, but his motner s land. Citizens were thinking deeply that the coming peace was but the be ginning of a new war a war for hu manity, and were wondering how best to play their part In reconstructing the world. The Anglo-Saxon must realize that "each nation under which he lived must bear full responsibility for the peace of the world yet to come. Having that view, each and every man, no matter what flag he was un der, must pledge himself to the peace so justly won. What, were they think ing Mosomcly; lhe spirit which is bringing nation after nation togoth er is not the writing of more laws, but the extension of the spirit of brotherhood. Masonry must come in to closer association; and we of the Anglo-Saxon race must build the foundation of the future brotherhood. The gibe that is sometimes cast at Freemasonry by its opponents, who are generally least conversant with its fundamentals and tenets, that it is anti-Christian, is best refuted by an examination of the register of the Grand Lodge officers of England. No fewer than 14 bishops of English dio ceses or suffragan sees are on the roll of grand chaplains. But this is the case in other lands as well in other grand lodges, daughter constitu tions of the Grand Lodge of England, for it must ever remain England's proud boast that it was here that Freemasonry was first organized. The movement against large and unwieldy lodges continues, and that also is spreading to other constitu tions. The natural outcome of this will ,be formation of a large number of new lodges, many of which will doubt less meet in places where hitherto the craft has had no direct representation. The decision to build a new large cen tral home for Freemasonry in the me tropolis will, in all probability, now that the Pro-Grand Master has been freed from his military duties, re vive the suspended decision to effect the division of London, which has some 800 lodges within its border, in to 10 provincial grand lodges. When put into operation, this proposal will doubtless mean, in the near future, the erection of Freemason s halls in each of the districts, apart from the central hall or home. During the last decade there have been many amendments to the Book' of Constitutions of the United Grand Lodge of England. Proposals and resolutions which have been embodied at the quarterly communications have, at first met with local opposition, but when brought into being have been hailed with acclamation and their pro moters have been praised for their foresight. One of these reformations, for it was the remedying of a defect, was the provision made to secure effi cient representation of the provinces on board of general purposes, which may m other words, be described as the cabinet council of the craft. - It may also be regarded as a compli ment that this reformation has now Grand Lodge, and is under considera tion by other daughter constitutions of the Grand Lodge of England. Not only, moreover, is the church in her leading socials represented in the chaft, but in court and diplomatic circles and Parliament, in the navy and army and the law, there is scarce ly a name of any notability who is not also to be found in the registers of Freemasonry. Viscount Cave, until lately Home Secretary, is the present senior grand warden of the Grand Lodge, and Sir Hamar Greenwood and Col. L. S. Amery to quote only two instances from a very long list two Undersecretaries of State, are the two wardens of the Canada lodi-. Even a cusory glance at the regis ter of the Grand Lodge officers, past l"eiH. reveals some interesting facts. The oldest living senior grand warden of England is Lord Balfour of Burleigh, who was appointed in 1S7'! and who is four years the senior of the present Grand Master, the Duke of Connauph, who was appointed grand warden in 1S77. Almost the oldest junior grand warden is Lord Uares foid, better known by his former name and title of Lord Charles Bares ford, who was appointed in 18fi(i, and next to him in seniority comes Vis count Knollys, appointed in the fol lowing year, who was for 40 years private secretary to King Edward VII. Still one of the hardest workers in the cause of Freemasonry, and hold ing the position of third grand prin cipal of the Supreme Grand Chapter is Dean Brownrigg, the doyen of grand chaplains, who was appointed to that office in 1871. And so the list might be extended among the many holders of various offices in the Grand Lodge of England, but in these four names alone are men renowned in both Houses of Parlinmpnk. tho Krnr,. and the Church. Christian Science Monitor. EXPORTS AND IMPORTS Record-breaking exports in the month of June, as well as in the fiscal year ending with that month are shown in a statement issued by the Bureau of Foreie-n and nnmjiii Commerce of the Department of Commerce. Exports in June amounted to $918.- 000,000 against $484,000,000 in June a year ago and $006,000,000 in May of this year. This exceeds bv more rhnn $200,000,000 the previous high record in April of this year. During the fis cal year 1919 the exports amounted to $7,225,000,000 against $5,920,000,000 in the fiscal year 1918. This is more than three times the exports in the fiscal year 1914, the last year before the war, when they amounted to $2.- 365,000,000. About $5,000,000,OOo of these exports have been sent out since the signing of the armistice in No vember last. The excess of exports over imports is $4,129,000,000 in this year against less than $3,000,000 a year ago and less than $500,000,000 in 1914. Imports during June amounted to $293,000,000, an increase over June a year ago when imports amounted to $200,000,000, but considerably less than the amount in May of this year of $329,000,000. Imports were valued at $329,000,000, against $2,946,000, 000 in 1918. an increase of $150,000.- 000. The removal of war-time restric tions caused a decided increase in the exports of gold from less than $2, 000,000 in the last two previous months to $83,000,000 in June. Ex ports of gold during the fiscal year 1919 amounted to $117,000,000 against $191,000,000 a year ago. Ex ports of silver show a decided de crease, from $29,000,000 in May to $13,000,000 in Juno. During the fis cal year 1919 silver exports amounted to $301,000,000 against $139,000,000 in 1918. During the past three vears the United States has exported an excess of merchandise over imports totaling in value approximately nine thousand million dollars. FARM FOR RENT Immediate Possession KffiL?!' IV ' weeemful itste. new bwldlnga. soft water, payed roads, main nniE. a., J?v5i5M H'1"!. food market, high school, inula schools, churches, good American neighbors. Xand plowed ana reads to go on at an time. Will eon aider only food hard-working honest fanners who Mowarealopporlunltyend who want to become owners tfcemselTos. Will glre a Ore rear lease and jw Bverago iron sou to viD per aere per year aa share. Yon mnst hare lire stock. Implements. 6 days a week. and some money. Yon mnst b willlna'to work banf ;. For that kind of a man will bo glron. himself. Ufa! fa, 1 nina far. Ixwated In Ban Joaquin Vpilley. OalifornlsaLUhow- S chance to own a place fur himself. Land prodneee nv nun junr. grain, airaira, truca, iruit. cat tle and hog feeding and dairying farms In America- been adopted by the Tasmanian china near Fresno. Farms all a boot this estate owned br 400 middle western fannera and bankers. Writ quick and tell me all abont ronrself list ronr family, lira stock and Implements. State In detail yonr flnanelal condition. If yon mean bailness 1 can rent yon from flu to 930 acres or employ yon aa ram Manager. Donthesltate dontnotltofr. Tell meall abont yonraelf and 1 wlU call. This Is an op onnnitj of a Ufa time for eereraJ gaan and theft WAddrcee EASTERN TRUSTEE arteK to N. DaarWw St. Calaaaa, IB.