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Government Establishes Seed
WW W m.am wry.-' Testing Laboratory For South By knowing the quality of seed he proposes to plant a farmer is often saved many dollars. The seed test ing Igaboratory at Washington has renedered the farmers of the country splendid service by testing seed for them. The Florida Station has been advised that there is now a U. 8. D. A. Laboratory for carrying on this work at the Texas Station. This branch laboratory will serve a one covering the states of Florida, Ala bama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and New Mexico. In sending samples care should be used to see that every sample is a fair average representative of the bulk or lot. For the large seeds such as cornfi cowpeas, etc., send one pint, For grasses and smaller seeds one Tialf pint. ' Each sample should bear the name and address of sender! name of seed, and kind of tests desired, whether purity or germination, or both.. Mail sample in a bag or other con tainer that will not break a nd spill the seed. Address all samples for test to the Seed Laboratory, College Station. Tex.. appearing in British. India, where, on account of the density of the popula tion and the bad house conditions, it may reap a terrible harvest. St Pet ersburg Independent THE INFLUENZA LOSS Figures made a matter of public record by the Chief Actuary of the New York Life Insurance company indicate that he deaths in this coun try during 1918 from Spanish influen za totaled at least 500,000, if they did not pass that number. Complete statistics are at hand in regard to the 46 chief cities of the . . . . i country, xney snow tnai ine innuen za death rate was the highest in Philadelphia, with the following cit ies coming in the order named: Bal timore, Boston, New Orleans, Wash ington, Nashville, San Francisco and Kansas City. The death rate during the year in the 46 cities stood at 5.9 per thousand, and it is by applying this same rate to the small tonws of the country districts that the esti mate of 600,000 deaths for the year is reached. But, as a matter of fact, there is evidence to show that in many of the country districts the death rate was heavier than in the cites. There is, therefore, no reason to suppose that the estimate of 500, 000 overshoots the mark. Fortunately the influenza plague In this country has spent its force, and there is little reason to fear that it will return. It has certainly disap peared from St. Petersburg, where, indeed, it was never epidemic and where the great mapority of cases wcre very mild and few ended fatal ly. In other localities the plague will be more sadly remembered. And the plague has been felt in every part of the known world. It Is still raging with unprecedented severity in Brit ish South Africa. It is reported to be AFTER CARE BUREAU OF THE RED CR033 The Bureau of After Care of the Civilian Relief Department of the Southern Division of the Red Cross will hold a series of meetings through out the Btate of Florida beginning with a meeting in Miami on March 6 and followed by others at Gainesville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jackson ville and possibly in other places as well. There is no state sanatarinm treat ment for tuberculosis In Florida. The percentage of colored soldiers having the disease is very large and the peo ple of the state are uninformed as to the methods of protecting public health, but they desire and need the In formation as to ways and means of doing this. Miss Mary A. Abel, Director of the After Care Bureau, will explain in de tail at each meeting te valuable func tion of Home Service in this connec tion and at the same time, wlH make useful suggestions as to the procur ing of legislative action which will result in providing the necessary sanatoriam which the condition de mands. It is such intelligent direc tion and the practical application of it that the Red Cross is trying to give the people through the Bureau of Af ter Care which concerns itself with thn thousands of returning soldiers and their reinstatement in civil lite. CONGRESS PASSES BILL TO PAT LOSS OF BEAN GROWERS Congress has passed the castor bean growers' relief bill, according to a wire from Washington today, and the measure will now go to the President for his approval. Local supporters of the bill who know the situation d clare that there is every assurance that the President will sign t and that it will become law. It Is believed that the bill contains terms providing for the repaymont of losses to all those growers who made an honest effort to raise a crop of castor beans when urged by the gov ernment to do so as a war measure, castor oil being needed to lubricate airplane motors. Many Dade county farmers lost large sums of money try ing to help the government In this way, the contract price for beans be ing below the actual cost of pro duction, and in many cases the va riety of bean seed provided by the government proved to be ill adapted to soil and climate. Miami Metropolis. Facts About Florida THE M08T WONDERFUL 8TATE IN THE UNION (Compiled by the Florida State Marketing Bureau) When the waters of the North are covered with thick Ice, you can go ashing and boating In Florid, waters or pick strawberries and flowers in Florida gardens. Leaving out rivers, lakes, towns; cities, highways, railroads, etc., Flor ida has 20,000,000 acres ot land avail able for cultivation with lees than 8,000,000 acres under the plow. Look at a map ot the world, and you will And Florida la more favor ably located, relative to facility of access te water and world traffic, than any other American state. Florida has many varieties of grasses and other forage crops. Florida mines $10,000,000 worth ot phosphate per annum, or 80 per cent, of the total output of the United States. Hastings, in St. Johns county, marketed more than $5,000,000 worth of white potatoes in 1917. No one need fear coming to Flori da because of alligators. They are now as much of curiosities to Florid tans as they have been to tourists. Florida Is destined to become Im portant, very Important, In raising live stock. There is no long, cold winter to test the vitality ot animals. Feed can be grown every month. Florida has more surface water In Florida ranks first among all states in the Union In the production ot turpentine. There are two million acres of land in the Everglades as rich as any in the world. Florida annually produces 16,000, 000 gallons of milk. This state Is better adapted to dairying than is any jther state in the union. From Florida are shipped 800,000 crates of celery annually. Florida's sea coast Is 1,200 miles ies in Florida, with home-grown long GEO. H. DICKERSON j CARPENTER and BUILDER ASPHALT ROOFING awwasMH A SPECIALTY Guaranteed Twenty iYears $ ----------- ------- ' - Ask. "DICK" and Save Money CD. 3. Phone 470-Black. LAKELAND, FLA. $ Only One More DIAMOND To be Disposed of Belonging to an Estate now being Settled up Gome Early if You Want It WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING A SPECIALTY O'Steen Jewelry Company It is estimated that on acre of Florida water can be made to supply as much food as an acre of land. The banner orange tree of Florida Is 60 feet high and has produced 10, 000 oranges in a year. Florida has the largest pecan grove in the world 72,000 trees, covering 4,200 acres, near Tallahassee. More than 800 silos have been built in Florida In recent years, this work having been scarcely started. The summer warmth of Florida never prostrates man or animal, the tenwerature seldom attaining 100 de grees above lero. Sultry nights are unknown. Trade winds constantly blow over the state from the Quu of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean. Florida shjps 60,000 car loads of fruit and vegetables a year, or more than four solid train loads every day In the year. Florida's farm, grove, poultry, and dairy products in 1917 aggregated $113,000,000 in value. The would be $1,000,000,00 Olf all avail able land were developed and cultivated. Florida produces 12,000,000 to 15,- 000,000 bushels of corn a year, and of a quality as line as that of any on earth. Florida has an average of 67 inches of rainfall annually. There are 160 horticultural nurser- trees. '' There are only 20 states In the un on with more dally newspapers than Florida has, and our state is only 83d in population. 1 Florida has more than 200 varieties of forest trees a greater number than any other state. LA. : : Complete Stock of Fancy Groceries and. ChoiceMeats Are Always Carried Here. Fresh Vegetables and Chickens WHEN OBTAINABLE Our line of Canned Goods is the , Best in the World. Ask for our Prices We pride ourselves on our Service i Let us Serve lou G. Twee dell PHONE 69 i E. sU t Two years of upbuilding with leg umes will make the most ordinary Florida sand productive. Florida farm land Increases in val- Jackson county shipped 76 cars of ue 166 per cent, each decade. TheA-grade corn to Kansas City, Mo., last state contains 37,000,000 acres, year. Florida is not all sand. It has Florida reported 60,016 farms la more than 10,000,000 acres of landl910. The state could contain ten with a firm red-clay subsoil. times as many. found elsewhere in the world- as known to botanists. Thejifj the conifer or pine family. j The mild climate of FlorldiH iarming opportunities not elsewhere in the Union. There are nineteen aavlgaK ava in 111 aH A a Jc. Reading Advertisements has helped to make this a united country Jim Hawkins props his feet on the rose festooned porch rail ing in an Oregon suburb and reads the same motor car ad vertisement that Cousin Peter is studying as he rides home from work in the New York subway. In Arizona you can buy the same tooth paste and tobacco that are used by ths folks in Maine. Californiajfruit growers adver tisetheir oranges and lemons to the people of the East. New Hampshire factories make ice cream freezers for Texas house holds. There can be no division' in a country so bound, togetherby taste, habit and custom. You can meet up with anybody in the United Statesand quickly "get on a conversational footing because you both read the same advertisements. Advertising (is the daily guide to what's good to buy. Advertisements give you the latest news from the front line of business progress. rue at: ul nb: ye 9 3 tod w torn pie: ain jta t 1 rice X , art id! peri d, tUS( ten, itcre lar lltiv mi, I igra yog to Reading advertisements enahlps get more for your money because they tell you where, what and when to W And it is a well-known fact that tised goods are more reliable an Wr value than the unadvgrti kinds.