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Cotton Grown In E
FOR RENOVATE WORN SOILS
Velvet Bean Also Attracts Considera
ble Attention A? Forage Plant
Leaves Form Mulch.
(By B. R. LLOYD, Assistant Director of
Starkvale (Miss.) Experiment Station.)
The velvet bean ls supposed to have
originated in India and was introduced
Into this country by the department
of agriculture. It has been cultivated
Pod and Leaves of Velvet Bean.
ior SO or 40 years in Florida. At first
as an ornamental plant._b-.it recently it
bas attracted ^considerable attention
as a forage plant and for renovating
This bean grows luxuriantly on
good soil, producing vine? from thirty
to flf*v feet in length. Th e leaves and
? laro-or thflTl IhORP Of the
eon, few seed are ripened except
where the vines have run on some
I The planting should be done as
early in the spring as possible after
the danger of frost ls passed.
It is best to plant In drills with
rows from three to four feet apart and
two to three seed dropped in a place,
from one tc two feet apart In the I
drilL The crop should be cultivated
opee or twice with a shaflow running
Implement to give the plant a good
While the analysis shows the vel
vet bean hay equal to cowpea hay in
feeding value, practical feeding trials
at this station do not so Indicate.
The stock ate it very sparingly and
refused lt when other hays were ac
cessible. On account of the great
length to which the vino runs, lt ls
very difficult to cut and handle. We
do not recommend it highly for hay.
As soon as the vines completely cover
the ground the lower leaves begin to
fall off and form a very rich mulch.
This plant ls valuable on thin up
land as a summer cover crop; it will
completely shade the land during the
greater part of the summer and pro
duce an immense quantity, of vegeta
ble matter to plow under in the fall.
Southern Live Stock.
The coming live stock country of
the United States is the great south
ern country. Its splendid climate and
long grazing season gives it superior
advantages over all the rest of the
country. In the past years millions
of dollars have been lost annually on
account of animal diseases, but each
year this is decreasing and with the
splendid work now being done by the
government, as well as the state de
partments, it will soon be entirely
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See our line of screen doors, win
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and ice cream churns.-Stewart &
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Wilson & Cantelou.
toit Weevil District
RAISING OF COTTON
Dr. H. Guy Hathorn* Gives Some
Advice to Farmers.
Impossible to Grow th? Staple Success
fully In Boll Weevil District Under
Dr. H. Guy Hathorne, special agent
of the United States department of
agriculture, bureau of plant industry,
in charge of the co-operative and dem
onstration farm work In southwest
Mississippi, has issued the following
bulletin to the farmers of the state;
It ls conceded by all that cotton can
not be longer grown in this section un
der the ruinous system that has* been
the rule for many years. It ls evident
to the careful observer that lt may be
grown with profit even yet, If treated
as a surplus crop, by complying with
certain conditions. One of the condi
tions ls that the cotton f annexe hall
have confidence in his ability to grow
If he lacks that confidence, and If
lt cannot be inspired in him by com
mon sense reasoning, and by the re
Bults others have obtained under con
ditions more or less similar, he would
get out of the game and grow some
thing else. ,
Tremendous failure of many farm
ers In southwest Mississippi has so
paralyzed them that they will, in many
instances, not listen to reasons calcu
lated to inspire confidence. My atti
tude toward these ls that they would
do better not to plant cotton at all.
Most of them have already turned
their attention to some other crop or
products designed to take the place of
nriA + Vi ow oro na a rule in bet
It ls extremely unlikely that the com
bination of causes -that made the cot
ton crop of 1910 late will prevail In
Therefore with the same number of
weevils, and conditions identical ex
cept the season, which by the law of
probabilities ls apt to be normal this
year, it st jds to reason that the
same acreage would produce much
more cotton this year than last year*.
Eut I propose to show by reasons
that are sound, even If I had only a
theoretical knowledges of boll weevils,
that the overwintered weevils will be
far less numerous this year than last
year. The experience of people west
of us show that after three years of
serious damage, which we have al
ready had, that with a normal season
cotton is grown, as a surplus crop,
profitably whether anything special ls
done in the way of fighting weevils or
not The reason for this ls simple; the
Almighty m his wisdom creates nat
ural'enemies for everything that lives.
The boll weevil is not exempt from
this natural law, and always his nat
ural enemies have Increased by the
fourth year to such an extent that they
In some means hold him in check, and
make it easier to produce a profitable
crop of cotton.
Men who have made profitable crops
of cotton this year in badly Infested
territory tell me that the early de
struction of cotton stalks every year
ls the "keynote to the situation" In
fighting the weevil. That practice has
never been followed in this section, but
we had a killing frost three weeks be
fore the usual date, that largely ac
accomplished the same purpose.
This early 'frost did not destroy the
mature weevil, but lt stopped his far
ther breeding, forced him into hiber
nation ahead ol! his usual time, and
absolutely destroyed the immature
brood that would have gone Into hiber
nation at the usual date of killing
The average life of the weevil when
Inactive ls two hundred and ten days.
There is no weevil living hatched out
after November 1. Prom November
1 to June 1 is 212 days, two days long
er than the average life of the hiber
nating weevil. This being *true, is it
not reasonable to believe that those
weevils that survive the winter and
come on the young cotton will not be
able to do anything like the damage
they i ually have done. It ls unrea
sonable to conclude that this certain
diminution in the number of the en
emy we have to fight will make it eas
ier for us to win this year.
50 dozen ladies pure silk hose at
25 cents a pair, which is to your in
terest to look at them, elsewhere
not less than 75 cents a pair.
C. H. Schneider,
Next to Edgefield Mercantile Co.
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See the new sty'es, weaves and colors in clothing just received
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can please you in
New fall trousers just in.
Will Pay to Sow Rye.
"Will it pay to sow rye in cotton
at last cultivation, the sann: land to
go in cotton the next season?" It
will always pay to have a green
crop of some sort on the land in
winter. You might sow rye at last
cultivation and later sow crimson
clover among it, and the rye will
help shade the clover and you will
have a far better winter cover than
rye alone. But the land should go
into another crop the next season
and a good rotation established.
Keeping the same land in cotton
year after year is not the way to
improve the productiveness of the
soil.-The Progressive Farmer.
"Say, pa, what does it mean
when it says the supreme court dis
solved a trust?"
"Well, my son, you see, hum
ha-that's a sort of solution of the
"Does it fix it so there isn't any
trust any more, pa?"
"Well, my son, when you dis
solve a lump of sugar in water, the
sugar is still there, but you can't
A retired railroad conductor join"
ed the Methodist Church and was
soon afterward made a steward.
One of thc duties of the office
was to pass the basket when the col
lection was taken, and whenever he
came to anybody who didn't give
anything he would reach for the
bell rope to stop the train.
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to you the merits of the Standard
central needle sewing machine. Af
ter a lady sees and appreciates the
advantage of this machine she will
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KNOWN AS FISH A LA CREME
Attractive and Convenient Method of
Serving Almost Any Kind of th?
Four to six pounds of fish, one to
one and a half pints of white sauce,
and one cup cracker crumbs mois
tened in one-third cup of melted but
ter. This is one of the most attract
ive and convenient methods of Mir
ing any kind of dry white fish, had
dock, cod or cusk. Clean the fish, cook
in bolling salted water, with, ono table
spoon vinegar, till the flesh separates
easily. Drain and when cool remove
the skin and bones, and pick apart in
flakes. Make a rich white sauce. - Pat
a layer of fish on a platter suitable
for serving. Cover with the white
sauce, letting the fish soak up all lt
will; then arrange another layer of
fish and sauce. Moisten cracker
crumbs In melted butter and spread
over the top with a fork. Bet the plat
ter in.an oven over a pan of hot water,
to keep platter from cracking and
bake till crumbs are brown. Two or
three tablespoons of grated cheese
may be mixed with crumbs if you Ilks
SPLENDID IDEA FOR DESSERT
Combination That la Known as
"Angels Dellg+it" Liked by All Who
Have Tried it
This ls an imitation of brick los
cream, and for the hostess who de
sires something d?licate and Inexpen
sive in the way of desserts this recipe
ls highly recommended; Moisten tour
tablespoonfuls of gelatin with a little
water. When dissolved add two cup
fuls of boiling water and six table?
spoonfuls of sugar. Let the mixture
come to a boll, then beat In the whites
of six eggs, beaten to a froth. Beat
until partially cool and stiff; divide
into three sections. Flavor section one
with vanilla and spread in a layer
mold, sprinkling the top with chopped
nuts. Color the second portion with,
fruit or vegetable coloring, flavor with
strawberry or lemon, and spread over
"\ sprinkling with nuts,
ton three with vanilla and
spread over section tW?. Set on lot
till fem and esrre with whipped
cream. Thia recipe will astra -sight
Tole is a verr nice ree?i? for muT
fina which X always ha?? good luck
with. Tho rule mks? ons dosen. MU
together and alfi OM pint of floor, two
teaspoons taking powder, one-half tes
?poon salt,'two t-?poon? sogar. Melt
three tablespoons butt**. Best two
eggs light sad add ? .generous hall
.pint ot milk. Add this mixture to th?
dry ingr?dients ?nd otis' tal: th?, melt
ed butter. Best tba better vigorous
ly for a few a^yg/?at wrt* thoo nat In
buttered murna pans and.boko about
'twenty minutes in quick oven.
Wornt BOMlfjsi i? Sty!?.
Cut a five-pound fowl In t?fico* for
.erring and ata*tv broi?ng In Just
enough water to ?ow. BoU five min
ute?, tb?n alrnmsr gently. When
partially choked add one Quart of
milk and a^a?S)?9?oa *4?f ^asJt, and
finish cooking, Betaor*. Che fowl from
(the stock UD?\tmm?w? oaAsHces of
toasted breed,!., ?nd poar-.-vOW a
gravy, prepared by melting two table
spoons of butter, adding .AMIT table
spoons 4(our, tjid gradually on? pl nf
of the stock, then eeasoning with salt
Take three or four heads of nice
white celery, out tn ?mail pieces, cover
with water and boll until tender,
.which will taits from ccuohmlt lo a
whole hour. When tender drain off
the ?rater and mash fla?. Bar* ready
three pinta of milk beliing hot and a/;d
to tho mashed oel??T. and the wster
in which lt-wa? boded. - Star, a, -setafcV
apoooful.'of flour la a lump of. butter
the ala* of aa egg. add to tbs cream,
season with pepper ?ad ash, boil three
minutes and eery e.