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SHIPMENTS FROM MISSOURI COUNTIES DURING 1903
Missouri, queen of states, again makes exhibit of her surplus products shipped out during the year 1903. This represents only what was marketed and not what was produced. The showing increases by leaps and bounds each year and her possibilities are beyond approximate estimation. In 1902 her surplus productions, not including manufactured articles, brought the producers the sum of $152,186,911, while those of 1903 sold for $179, 146,472, an increase of $26,959,561. In the tables following are shown what each county shipped out during the year 1903 and the total amount of money paid to the producers.
Of the enormous total for her surplus productions of $179,146,472, Missouri obtains 40 per cent from her live stock, 7 per cent from mill products, 12 per cent from farm crops, 10 per cent from timber, 16 per cent from minerals, 2 per cent from fruits and vegetables and over 12 per cent from her miscellaneous products.
The cereals raised for food in Missouri, of which any considerable quantity has been shipped out of the state during 1903, are in the order of their importance (value of crops), wheat, corn, oats, rye, barley and buckwheat. Some kaffir corn is also grown but not extensively, as but little was shipped during the year. With the single exception of rice, every cereal grown in the United States is grown in Missouri. The live stock shipped consisted of cattle, hogs, horses and mules, sheep, poultry (live and dressed), goats and jacks. The minerals were coal, lead ore, sublimrated lead, lead concentrates, lead-bearing rock, barytes, mineral sludge, zinc ore, zinc oxide, iron ore, tiff, tripoli, copper ore, silicates, fire clay, stoneware, lime, granite and stone, grave!, sand, coke, cement, potters' clay and chats.
The fruits and vegetables listed were apples, peaches, potatoes, sweet potatoes, melons, cantaloupes, grapes, plums, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh fruit, dried fruit, onions, vegetables, tomatoes and pickles.
The lumber was made up of the shipments of hardwood lumber, pine lumber, walnut logs, logs, piling, railroad ties, posts, cooperage, cordwood, paper wood, walnut lumber and shingles,
Missouri has a total land area of 68,735 square miles or 43,990,400 acres, of which 33,997,873 acres or 77.3 per cent are included in farms. Missouri is the fifth state in population, ranks third in the number of farms, with a total of 238,043, and fourth in farms owned free and unencumbered.
The twelfth United States census gives the State sixth rank in gross value of agricultural products.
Missouri ranks sixth in the number of persons engaged in agriculture; ranks second in the yield per acre of cotton; has more apple trees than any state in the United States, and will undoubtedly lead in apple production when the trees recently planted begin bearing.
Missouri ranks third as a gooseberry producer and ranks fourth in the production of blackberries.
Missouri ranks fifth as a live stock raising State, is second in the production of mules (the state of Texas outranking her), is fourth as a horse raising State and third in swine raising.
Missouri is third in the value of her poultry, is fourth in egg production, is second in turkey and geese raising and third in the raising of ducks; is third as a honey producer, and is second in the production of beeswax.
MISSOURI COUNTIES WHICH EXCELLED
PRODUCTS IN 1903.
Nodaway led in the shipment of cattle, sending out 59,324 head; and in hogs, shipping 124,288 head.
Saline led in horses and mules, shipping 3,701 head; and in corn, shipping 1,422,455 bushels.
Boone, in sheep, shipping 22,820 head.
Henry, in dressed poultry, 2,759,263 pounds; in bran, 5,540,000 pounds; in broom-corn, 1,780,000 pounds; in tile and sewer pipe, 1,572 cars; in stoneware, 105 cars, and in potter's clay, 136 cars.
Daviess, in live poultry, 1,645,982 pounds.
Scott, in corn meal, 14,595,295 pounds; in melons, 2,234,715, and melon seed, 5,850 pounds.
Lafayette, wheat, 636,798 bushels.
Barton, in hay, 48,300,000 pounds or 24,150 tons, and in goats, 260 head.
Knox, in timothy seed, 1,416,000 pounds.
Dunklin, in cotton, 25,570,029 pounds; in cotton seed, 4,220,000 pounds; in seed cotton, 7,687,000 pounds; shingles, 8,000,000; in cotton seed meal, 7,408,000 pounds, and in cotton seed oil, 366,727 gallons.
Chariton, tobacco, 366,510 pounds, and in pecans, 57,568 pounds.
Pemiscot, hardwood lumber, 46,282,400 feet; walnut logs, 350,000 feet.
Carter, pine lumber, 36,905,000 feet.
Reynolds, logs, 45,945,000 feet.
New Madrid, paper wood, 7,250 cords; honey, 16,308 pounds, and in turtles, 7,265 pounds.
Macon, coal, 1,079,960 tons.
St. Francois, lead ore, 49,740 tons; lead concentrates, 25,326 tons; lead-bearing rock, 325,890 tons; lead slag, 1,620 tons; iron ore, 32,040 tons; copper ore, 60 tons; granite, 2,226 cars, and in chats, 8,069 cars.
Jefferson, pig lead, 32,075 tons.
Jasper, sublimated lead, 228 tons; lead smoke, 2 cars; zinc oxide, 38172 tons; zinc ore, 165,978 tons; silicates, 300 tons; giavel, 9,814 cars, and in tar, 1,040 barrels.
Newton, mineral sludge, jo cars, and in tripoli, 375,000 tons.
St. Louis, brick, 7,990,000; fire and press brick, 6,832,000; fire clay, 1,689 cars; stone, 2,847 cars; potatoes, 216,266 bushels; sweet potatoes, 450,000 bushels; cantaloupes, 47,700 crates; grapes, 5,000 baskets; plums, 12,500 baskets; blackberries, 14,150 crates; raspberries, 16,508 crates; fresh fruit, 763,546 pounds; onions, 20,017 bushels; vegetables, 3,656,615 pounds; tomatoes, 125,000 bushels, and in milk, 477,253 gallons.
Greene, flour, 116,284,000 pounds; lime, 543,740 barrels; coke, 300 tons; dried fruit, 149,180 pounds; hides and pelts, 1,383,840 pounds; furs, 50,680 pounds; wool, 611,047 pounds; shipstuff, 29,251,895 pounds.
St. Charles, sand, 2,956 cars, and in junk, 98 cars.
Pettis, eggs, 4,863,780 dozens; butter, 469,415 pounds, and in feathers, 143,119 pounds.
Clinton, cheese, 411,106 pounds; jacks, 35 head.
Pike, cider, 51,911 gallons; nursery stock, 7,718,309 pounds, and powder, 12,438,028 pounds.
Putnam, molasses, 750 gallons.