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THE! W O F? I Hi ' d e cr o -r i i in m i ss lj -r n y n; r
Miss Alice Neilson, who in 1915 toured the South, has just
comp eted a twenty week's tour of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, giving
a total oil 18 concerts. The Musical Courier says she received
$30,000 lor these concerts and was worth it. This proves her
musicianship and makes the following opinion of hers worthy of
your attention :
" The Weaver Piano is a superb and delightful instrument which
responds to every requirement and wish of the artist. I admire the
superior tone and action. The Weaver 20 is a dear little piano, I love
tne instrument. It suits me exactly and I mean it."
A great deal more than money is involved in the purchase of a WEAVER PIANO.
Love of. luxury and beauty, cultivated taste and keen appreciation of what is best in piano
tone are the important factors that lead to the choice of the Weaver. It will be a pleasure
to call at your home and explain the merits of the Weaver Piano, if you will write us.
Tie Wearer Piano is manufactured b Hearer Piano Co., York, Pa.
Established S;0.
39 W. Forsyth St.
Jacksonville, Fla.
t l icderick J. Haskin.
Joplin, Mo., Nov. 20. Two years
igoo-.uuij people uveu m ouyiiu, nun
there are over 45,000. Two year
ago names like Commerce, Cardin,
Picher and Century reposed peaceful
ly in the dictionary. Now they
stand for new-born, madly energetic
little cities in Oklahoma cities
strune un over night. Century is
not yet fix months old. Houses and
stores are being built at a rate that
sees them finished two weeks from
the day the contract is let. A dozen
other older towns have taken on new
and startling vitality. The face of
the land is being covered with gray
mountains of ore. And all because
the heir to the throne of Austria was
assassinated, and because zinc is used
making brass and brass is used in
making shells.
Joplin is the center of the Middle
Western zinc and lead field. Wlen
zinc ore went to $100 a ton Joplin
went wild. They had processions
and brass bands and speeches and
celebrations. If Joplin had waited
little she could have had that same
celebration on the day that zinc ore
touched $140 a ton which it did a
little later on, thereby setting a new
world's record.
Before the war zinc ore was hang
ing: around the S40 mark, which hist
about enabled most of the mines to
keep running. Sixty dollars meant
Prosperity: $100 meant wealth. One
idred and forty dollars or $139.90,
Ret the record absolutely accurate
-meant a fever of development that
riddled the district witn new mines,
let unskilled miners earn i? ( "0 a week,
i created new rich men and reproduced
here in the quiet Middle West many
' of the features of a Rocky Mountain
i mining boom.
Joplin on Ground Floor.
Of course zinc didn't stay at SI 40
indefinitely. It couldn't, owing to
: the laws of supply and demand that
i control such matters. Every rise in
j price mr.de it worth while for zinc
properties in other states and on otli
; er continent.; to become producers,
j until now Canada and Mexico and
Australia are. turning out every pound
they can put on the market, and the
! price is fluctuating around ST0. At
! that, there is a neat profit, as is obvi
J ous when you consider that the mines
j were running with zinc at $40. Hut
I Joplin. or the Missoui'i-Kansas-Okhi-'
homa district as they call it. made
its big grins in the early days ol the
war, because they were ready to do
business at a word. Half the world
sent up a ea.l for zinc.
Here the zinc business is at home.
They know zinc. They have been
mining it in some of the camps for
50 years. Throe-quarters of the
machinery that they use in the dis
i Vi-i,; hnnn pivpnted Mini develop
ed right here on the ground, to meet
local needs and condition;
home-grown industry, not
ly American
mis. lint to
The number of mines in the dis
trict now is purely a matter of es
timate, where even experts differ,
but thev are placed at ."00, 000. ..ml
even as hieh as 800. Of these hun
dreds are row
the war began.
made in Oklahoma
It is a
nly pure-
in its men am! metn
large extent sectional.
mines, opened since
The latest strikes,
near richer and
on Farms
50c per Month and Up
If there is no telephone on your
farm write for our free booklet
telling how you may get service at
small cost
i -
Century, and the rest of the newest
camps, include some deposits that,
it is believed, will prove the richest
in the world discovered and open
ed up as a direct result of the war
.-.timulus. The usual way to locate
new deposits affords a fine chance
to the enterprising man who knows
his business.
Road to Easy Wealth.
The mine-seeker goes to a land
owner whose land lies in such a lo
cation that the miner, whether a
practical or technical expert, has
reason to believe it covers a zinc de
posit. Miner and owner then strike
a bargain, by which the former
"leases" the mineral rights of the
land. This is usually done on a
royalty basis, by which the man who
owns 'the land gets 10 to 15 per
cent of the net profits of whatever
mines are sunk. The land-owner
really has the best of the whole
bargain. A number of such men
are drawing fat monthly incomes
now, for which they were never put
to more trouble than xo agree to
let some man or company find out
what lay 200 feet below the corn
fields on their farms. The corn
fields are not necessarily disturbed
by the process, either. Plenty of
hind supports farm on top and zinc
mines below. Such super-farmers
are wont to say that they raise 53
crops a year one crop of corn and
52 crops of ore.
The ore is sold weekly. Thurs
day is sale day. Trices rule on a
Ifasis of ore that is 00 per cent me
tallic zinc. Ore that goes higher
dun itlils nnts :i nromiiim. The
buyers drive out from Joplin in au
tomobiles and buggies, equipped
with little sampling bottles. They
strike a bargain with the owner
over his bins and then pick out bits
of the ore here and there to deter
mine the actual price to be paid, the
bargain only concerning itself with
i!0 per cent ore. The sample is as
sayed and made the basis of the set
tlement. Picking the sample is ob
viouslv a task for an expert.
Another striking feature of this
Middle Western zinc field is the
character of the labor. It is all
American labor. The foreigner has
never got the ghost of a hold hers,
and nnv attempt on his part to en
ter the' field is discouraged.
A Democratic Community.
The laborers deny that they are
afraid of foreign competition in any
sense, but they say that the present
spirit of the district, a sort of cheer
ful democracy where the shovelmen
feel they may be mine-owners to
morrow, ' would bo destroyed by the
presence of immigrant labor that
would not look higher than a week
lv pavcheck. The present force is
composed largely of raw-boned na
tives of the Middle-Western sti.tcs
Texans, Missourians, Kansans.
The ore is blasted from its bed
below the earth and shoveled down
in the mine into great iron buckets
called "cans," to be hoisted to the
surface. Such a can holds 1,000
pounds. The work is piece-work,
the shoveler and the miner being
paid by the number of cans they fill.
Thoe were the days when one man
earned $58 in a single week, "with
nothing but a pair of arms and a
shovel and a strong back To do
it though, he had to fill about 100
cans a day, and each can weighed
1 000 pounds. Figure it out 100,
000 pounds of ore swung by one man
with a scoop-shovel He earned his
monev. They say they have created
a new profession here that of skill
ed shoveler.
In the first days of the rush some
work-men literally worked them
selves to death. Straining every
muscle for hours under the earth,
working in an atmosphere of rock
dust thrown off by the drills, com
ing up into the cold air all a drip,
they succumbed to a wide range of
ailments. The new conditions came
on so suddenly that for the moment
they were not adequately met. Now
the dry drills have been replaced
with dustless water-drills, and "dog
houses" are provided at the mouth
of the mine where the workmen are
compelled to change clothing and
cool off before going farther.
Now Lookout.
When a cold hangs on as often hap
pens, or when you have hardly got
ten over one cold before you contract
another, lookout for you are liable to
contract some very serious disease.
This succession of colds weakens the
system and lowers the vitality so that
you are much more liable to contract
chronic cataarh, pneumonia or con
sumption. Cure your cold while you
can. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has a great reputation. It is relied
upon by thousands of people and nev
er disappoints them. Try it. It only
costs a quarter. Obtainable everywhere.
Cold Storage For Home Meat Supply
Costs $75.
Everybody knows how hard it is to
cure meats in the South. A. P. Spen
cer, district agent for the University
of Florida Extension Division, calls
attention to specifications for a cold
storage house that will eliminate the
weather requirements for curing
meat. The specifications are sent out
by the States Relations Service,
Washington. The house costs only
$75. Tne feed required to hold fat
hogs over several weeks while you
wait for cool weather would cost as
much as the house. The plan men
tioned is one that has been used suc
cessfully by J. E. Mcintosh, Laun
ville, Fla., for 15 years;
"Size of cold storage, 8 by 10 feet;
corner studding, 4 by 4 inches by 8
feet; intermediate studding, 2 by 4
inches by 8 feet.
"Joists nailed on side of studding
(at top) so that when ceilings and
weather boarding are nailed on, will
J leave a continuous air space all
around. Ceiling one inch thick is nail
ed on horizontally, then on this a lay
er of insulating paper, and on this an
other like ceiling perpendicularly. On
other or outer side of studding a like
wall is put on. A beveled door is
used, made with like walls and edges
lined with felt of convenient size. Two
layers of floor with between, the floor
slanting backward and to center, with
gutter to drain room to back end into
a U pipe thru the wall.
"The walls on both sides, ends and
overhead, inside and out, are the
same; two wooden walls witn paper
between. Leave the air space be
tween the walls open. Dead air space
is a better insulation than sawdust,
shavings or other material. See that
the doors fit closely.
"A rack is placed as near the top
as possible to admit 200 pound blocks
of ice. The house requires ihou" 800
pounds of ice a week. It will hold
about 5000 pounds of meat, placed in
the :a: ks on the sides. Thi cost i f
opnating equals the cost of ic! and
the wages of one man.
"The meat should be cut (without
unjointing hams and shoulders) ns
soon as possible after killing; salted
thoroughly and bulked together, skin
side down, in piles. Spread at night,
salt again next morning and place in
cold storage. Put not over 200 or
300 pounds in each rack to itself.
Cross the pieces, leaving ventilating
"Temperature should be kept 40 to
48 degrees. All meats weighing
less than 15 pounds to the piece will
cure in 30 days. Pieces weighing
from 15 to 25 pounds will take 45
days, and 40 pounds will take 00 days.
"If temperature is above 50 degrees
the ice should be put in storage four
or five days before the meat is put
in, to bring it down to 45 degrees. If
temperature is 40 degrees or less, the
ice and meat can be put in together.
The temperature of the meat when
put in governs to a great extent the
amount of ice required. One impor
tant feature is to have a ventilated
door to give the meat fresh air when
the outside temperature is 40 degrees
or lower." Agricultural News Ser
Our Prosperity Seems Permanent.
Evidently the big railroad corpora
tions do not consider the present pros
perity as only temporarily, for thoy
are spending millions for new equip
ment to handle the big business now
offered them and the increase expect
ed to come. A. H. Smith, president
of the New York Central Railroad
Company, has informed the Ohio Pub
lic Utilities Commission that his road
intends to spend approximately $15,
000,000 for new equipment next year.
Announcement of the proposed expen
diture was made in an application for
authority to issue $12,000,000 of enr.in.
rr.ent trust certificates to be sold at
not less than 97. The application
states that the equipment to be pur
chased will include 4,000 steel box
cars, to cost $5,900,000; 3,000 all
steel coal cars to cost $4,500,000: 10
electric locomotives to cost $750,000;
100 steel passenger coaches, to cost
$2,000,000; 100 steel baggage cars to
cost $1,100,000. and 30 multiple unit
cars to cost $750,000. This does not
look like the railroads are alarmed at
the re-election of President Wilson.
Cattle Tick Will Be Held To Strict
Since the Texas fever tick is the
greatest enemy of cattle production in
Florida, it will receive a great deal
of attention at the livestock meeting
at the University of Florida, Gaines
ville, January 16 to 19 inclusive.
Methods of eradication are upper
most in the minds of most stockmen.
Plans for the campaign will be dis
cussed. The life history of the insect
will be given. Few farmers realize
the toll which they are paying the
tick in animals, blood and feed. The
annual price for entertaining the pest
is enormous. Ihese and other sub
jects incident to eradication will re
ceive attention at the meeting.
Some of the best tick eradication
authorities in the United States have
been promised for the meeting. The
subjects is of vast importance to
farmers, stockmen and representa
tives of allied industries. Everybody
who is interested in the agricultural
development of the state is urged to
attend the sessions. Agricultural
News Services.
More people in Florida thr.n should
be, are ignorant of a wise and most
excellent and useful service that tho
state supports by appropriation from
its funds. Attention has been called
to it before in the Press Service, but
it is a matter about which repetition
is warranted.
Tt. is n provision bv which the crip
pled children of parents who are una
ble to pay lor costly medical or sur
gical service and nursing, may have
tho hpnofit. of the best care and treat
ment, under the direction of skilled
physcians and every chance given
them for cure complete and thorough.
Every necessary thing that the rich
est can buy is offered free to the
children of poorer parents.
Every child is born with the right
to health and happiness. Prenatal
influences and causes attending and
immediately following birth deprive
many children more than the lay
man suspects of physical strength
and fitness, and handicap them at the
start in their equipment to face life's
problems with any particular chance
of success. When they are born in
poverty the chances for cure are small
because medical attention and care
cost money, often large sums, which
only the well-to-do can spare from
their means.
The Legislature of 1911 provided
for an appropriation for the eraction
of a hospital for the free treatment
of indigent crpipled children of Flori
da parents, and for ten thousand dol
lars to be set aside annually for the
maintenance of the institution. But
this appropriation or provision for the
same was negatived, by def'sirin that
until the number of children should
require a separate institution, the lit
tle patients should be cared for in a
hospital or hospitals already in oper
ation, and the expense borne from the
State Board of Health's treasury, and
so it happens that the hospital is still
'a promise of the future, depending
upon the charitable inclination of
i some future Legislature, and the
; white children are cared for at St.
i Lukes Hospital, and the little colored
: patients at Brewster Hospital, both
j located in Jacksonville.
I The treatment of these children
: since the establishment of the service,
has been under the direction of skill
: ed physicians and some of the remark
lable cures effected have become rec
I ords in the history of American medi
1 cal practice. Some children, seem
ingly helplessly crippled have been
, made whole, and some who appeared
to be beyond the reach of medical
' science have been benefitted almost
! beyond belief. And some have been
i turned away, because with the facili
' ties that could be provided from the
state appropriation, their substantial
betterment was impossible,
j The benefits of this service are op
en to any child in Florida, whose par
jents are unable to pay the cost, and
money can buy no better nor more
skilled treatment than is offered.
. Tuose who may be interested and who
; wish to know more of this remarka
ble opportunity, would do well to ad-
1 dress the State llealtn utneer, at me
; State Board of Health offices in Jack
sonville. While incalculable good has been
! accomplished through this use of state
I funds, the lack of a separate hospi
j tal building, fully equipped to carry
! the cures of many cases to comple
tion, has limited its usefulness. Sur
gical treatment for the correction of
! deformities, especially those due to
j some forms of paralysis, should be
; followed in many cases by certain
; minds of exercises, joint manipula
tion, muscle training and the like, in
'order to make permanent the results
: of operation and to prevent the return
1 of deformity. From time to time the
nbvsiVinn in rharce has been compell
ed," by reason of this lack of facilities,
to recommend that admission be de
nied to applicants because the cause
appeared not to be amenable to rea
sonably prompt operative cure and the
means to make such cure permanent
were lacking.
The State of Florida has spent no
moneys more wisely and none that has
brought more splendid results in the
lestoration to normal strength of
scores of little men and women to
whom the outlook seemed without
hope. It is open to all who can be
benefitted, and even should the state
appropriation be insufficient in any
year, private generosity is pledged
that no child shall be turned away,
who is entitled to the benefits of the
service : nd who may be helped ly
what the state has provided. State
Board of Health Bulletin.
In some parts of Russia gold has
been mined without Interruption since
A single uest of the Australian bush
turkey has boeu found to weigh over
Ave tons.
Our Foreign Trade For 1916.
The foreign trade of tho United
States for the calender year 1916 will
approximate the sum of $8,000,000,
000 or about one-lfth of the entire
international trade of the world, ac
cording to estimates made public by
the foreign trade department of tho
National City Bank. It will be 50
per cent, greater than in 1915, and
rinuMn thnt. of 1914. Excess of ex-
r.-a ovor imnnrts will approximate
$3,000,000,000 against $1,708,884,0001
in 1915, $324,343,uuu in iyi4 ana
i:qi ! nnn in 1913. Complete fig
ures' for the commerce of the entire
country in the nine months ending1
fifth September are at nana, as are ai-,
so those of New York, which is ac
cepted as an index of the entire coun
try's trade for October. Figures for
the nine months ended with Septem
ber show a total commerce of $5,-
780,000,000 against $3,833.utiu,uuu in
ia ..woTrnincr npriod of 1915 and
$2,877,000,000 in the nine months of
1914. October figures 01 tne pori. o
New York indicate that the total
irJ will pnnal and probably exceed
that of September. Both imports
and exports will mane new rccorus m
the current year.
Bananas cnu be ripened In a room
kept at 110 degrees.

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