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V m .0 1 A MONROE COUNTY COTTON FIELD We produce the finest Quality of Cotton in the Black Land Prairie Section of North-East Mississippi. yniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir'L' 1 Has Stood For The Past 57 Years And today Shell's Drug Store still E stands for the best in store service. E 1 J. L, SHELL & CO. Aberdeen, Miss. The Rexall Store FiiiiMi!iiiiiiiiiiiiMiii!iii!iii!iiniii!i;iiiiiii:iiinii::i'ii!iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii!iir: MIIIIIIIIiMlliiil!fll!lilll!!llllljll!lll!iliillliin!i:il!l!,.l!ltl!lI!V!IHIIilllllllllllllllllli:!L' J EAST END HOTEL I C. BELL, Prop. E Newly .furnished throughout E E First Class Accomodations at Reasonable Rates E E Aberdeen, Mississippi E nillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!llllilllll!llllllllll!lllllllllllll!lllllllllll!lllllll!llllllll!lllllir: uiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiL' E. D. MURPHY & SON "Everything Good to Eat" We Cater to New-Comers FiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiir. jiiii ii 1 1 iiiiiit tiiiii iiiii iiitiii iitiiiii iiii ill iiiiiii ci mil rim iiiJiiiiiiiini in jimiiiiiKiriL; f California Cafe I I A. K. DINAS, Prop. Your Satisfaction is our Success E Aberdeen, Mississippi i HiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiniiiiiTiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirT uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii: 1 Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop A. FABBRI, Prop. I For quick Service and quality work 1 Aberdeen, Mississippi E HiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiritiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii: I HARBOLD'S HOG RANCH I E Absrdeen, Mississippi E E Will buy all kinds of hogs, any quantity at 1 E the maket price. E Phone or write H. G. COBER, Manager 1 HiiMiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiR uiiiimmiiiiiiiiiiimiiiimiii iiiimiiiiiiiiiiimiii iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil. E We will save you money on 1 GROCERIES AND FEED A Trial will Convince You 1 QOTTS' GROCERY niiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin JiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii; rilMMIIIIItlllllllllf IMIIIIIMIIIMIIIIIIIIIItllttliriMlllilllllllltlllllllllllllltlllllltllllllllltlU ' IIIIIIIIIIlllllllltllllllllllllllItllUlllllllttllllltlUllllttltlllllllHIIIItlIIItIIIIIIIIR General Live Stock in Monroe County Mississippi ... 1 aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.. When the writer removed to Aber- fact, it is the opinion of many that deen in 1911, he soon became con-j there is more money in grazing mule vinced that Mor.roe Countv, partic; coits than cattle. rlh:s is undoubted u'arly the Prairie cr L.me Belt part ' ly true when the colts can be pur of it, had a wonderful resource in its chased cheaply enough, as has been craves and hay. Alfalfa, tweet the case in Missouri for the last few clover, red clover, Johnson gras and years. There is virtually no mor-U-iede;a (Japan Clover) grow for tality among young mules. They nev v...w Mih,.nr. r-spp.lini' and oro- er d;e, and except for an occa.-ional duce large yields. Thj pastures consist of white clover, bur clover, hop clover, and other legume1, in th3 spring, Bermuda and paspallum i:i the summer, and lespedeza in the fall ail growing on the same ground in se:ison, wunoui resceum; For many years, fought grass n the injury Irom uaro wire le.ices, horn ing ever happens to them. It costs less to pasture and less to w.n:tr a mule colt than a steer. 'there is and always w.ll be a good market for mules in the Delta s.e tion of Mississippi, and in otner farmers have : parts of trie south, where they must cult vation of ! 01 necessity sticn to couon, as ir.ey are not so blessed with hay an.l North- not oiilv everv dav, but twice e.ery , duction of bone. dnv. Hence no ore at that time could be interested in the rirnnnsit inn Nearly all Southern territory was Properly caring for large mares, this then infested with Texas cattle ticks. will be one of the best and most But Monroe and other North-Eait prosperous mule-breeding and de Mississippi counties were dipping veloping sections of the Lnited cattle regularlv, the ticks were soon i States. eradicated, and it became "fne ter- Hogs, on account of climatic con ritorv." Its cattle therefore, when 1 ditions, put on greater gains, per shipped to the markets. wrs not placed in quarantine and sold only for immediate slaughter, but could pound of feed, here than in the North. The breeder has no trouble in raising two full litters a year, and be re-shipped as stockers or feeders, expensive houses to prevent crowding On account of the low grade, howev-. or freezing in winter are unneces er, they were not in demand for such 1 sary. Lincoln Harbold s Hog Ranch purposes. The Legislature of Miss-j at Aberdeen, furnishes a ready cash issippi has since passed a state-wide market, every day in the year for Dipping Bill, so that all counties not 1 hogs in any quantity, from one to a already free (onlv a few in South car-load, or for anything that a hog Mississippi) will soon become en-1 will eat. As he sells to serum- plants tirolv fro nf thp tick, and no Dart 1 he gets a better price than the or- of the state will be quarantined against. There were no registered bulls, nor even good grades of the beef type in the county. Nearly all of the cattle were of the "home-made" va riety, a mixture of Jersey and brin dle predominating. In certain sec tions there were some traces of the Short Horns, a few bulls of that breed having formerly been used. In 1912, being timid about start ing out on an expensive scale, the writer purchased a lot of native heifers throughout the county, at a low price, selecting those that show ed as little Jersey blood as possible. The first year we used a registered Short Horn Bull, and later three reg istered Hereford Bulls at a time. We intend to use hereafter only Polled Hereford bulls, having several poll ed ancestors on both sides. By Cull ing out and selling each year the cows and calves of bad color, the herd has developed into one appar ently of pure-bred white-faces, both in color and in conformation dinary shipper; hence, can pay a bet ter price. It is the first 100 pounds that can always be put on the cheapest, and no where cheaper than here, with our good pastures and cheap feeds. The Bmall farmer can make good, quick money by selling a crop of pigs to Harbold every six months, just as the next crop comes on, de voting himself to breeding, and let ting the finishing be done by an ex perienced feeder. With good hog-tight fences, good water, and good pastures, this coun try is a veritable "hog-heaven." Grazing in the winter on rape and rye; in the spring on the various clo vers fed sorghum cane in the sum mer while on the pastures given the run of the fields in the fall, in which has been planted corn, peas, soy beans, velvet beans, peanuts , or sweet potatoes receiving the skim milk from the dairy, or butter milk from the Creamery -pigs bring in a sure, steady income. cheep do well on any land in the Others did likewise, some shipping county a great many are here in grade heifers. Bulls of all the now. ana "e numoer win rapiuiy beef types are used; so that today I " w learn, bftter "ow to Monroe County has a great many herds of hiirh-trrade beef catll several pure-bred herds. As in all sections, , the Hereford, the Angus, and the Short Horn each have their handle them. Spring lambs grow rap idly where they have access to al falfa, green or cured. Wintering sheep is no problem, and is but little expense. If some practical sheep IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIir.llllllUIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlr suDDorters. All do well, both on ; ser3 w."'d advantage of the .... - , . . . : - I Annnni niTmB nam nnn.au oar inn pasture and in tne leea lot. it is purely a matter of individual taste. The cheapest gains by cattle are made on cotton seed meal, fed with cotton seed hulls, and corn or sor ghum silage. The meal and hulls can be bought at the local cotton seed oil mill no freight to pay; and either silage can be produced cheap er than in the North. The climate is not so cold that half the feed is re quired to produce heat, but is mild enough for most of the feed to be converted into flesh. When on full feed, the steers really do tetter out in the open, enjoying the sunshine, than they do in a barn. When cotton seed meal (the cheapest of all pro tein feeds) is used, the resulting ma nure is rich in nitrogen, the element most needed by Southern soils. As about 85'n of the fertilizing ele ment of the feed passes through the animal to the ground, land upon which cattle have been fed, is bene fitted for years. From about October 10th to Christmas, stock is allowed to run on the alfalfa fields. The damage to the alfalfa is very slight. Where ricks of low grade hay are left in the fields, the cattle balance their feed, so that there is but little danger of bloat. The corn and cotton stalk fields also afford excellent grazing in win ter. Cotton stalks contain about the same percentage of protein as do al falfa, lespedeza, or pea-vines, but, of course, have more woody fibre, and are not so digestible. Cattle winter well in the fields on cotton stalks alone. Velvet beans should be planted with the corn. The vines completely cover the stalks, shade the ground, and prevent evapora tion. The beans are contained in hard-shelled pods will not pop out, germinate or rot in the field, but will remain all winter. The stock will eat them all, even picking the pods out of the ground. The cost of the seed for planting is about 40 cents per acre, and no extra cultivation is required. In addition to the feed produced, the humus resulting from the dense foliage, and the n trogen, costing nothing tn distribute, benefit the land as much as would many loads of manure. The larger cattle and the fed cat tle are shipped to East St. Louis, be ing in transit less than 24 hours. For calves and yearlings of the better quality, there is a large demand by buyers from Tennessee and Ken tucky, where high-priced lands make the breeding of cattle less profitable. They have found bv experience that the Mississippi-bred cattle do better in that climate than those bred west of the Mississippi river. Mules and horses develop good size, bone, and muscle on the lime lands 01 iNcrth-haFt Jmiss ssippi opportunities here offered , set the example, and show us how sheep should be handled for the greatest profit in but a few years, the roll ing lands and valleys ofMonroe coun ty would be dotted with large flocks of the best wool producers. The writer has never quite under stood why goats are not more in de mand at the stock yards. Few can tell the difference in taste of lamb and kid. You do not have to raise goats, they raise themselves. It costs about as much to raise a goat as it does to raise a chicken. They are browsers rather than grazers, and are worth their market value just to keep down the weeds and bushes in the pasture. For general livestock and dairying, it can well be said that the Lime Belt of North East Mississippi offers un told opportunities. We have the soil, we have the climate, and we have the rainfall. Purest water flows from springs or artesian wells, in some sections, and is easily obtained from shallow depths by windmills and gasoline engines in others. The pas tures are better than any, with the possible exception of the blue-gTass region of Kentucky. For hay, it has the world beaten, as alfalfa, sweet clover, red clover, Johnson grass and lespedeza seldom have to be re seeded. The winters are mild ex pensive buildings are not necessary. The markets are exceptionally good. All livestock does well. The three banks of Aberdeen, each with abun dant capital and resources, stand ready to assist every worthy enter prise. The trouble has been that our people (until the advent of the boll I weevil) have always made a living j too easily raising cotton, and are! perhaps too easily contented. The! better educated have taken too much to the professions, leaving agricul-l culture and stock-raising, for the ! large part, to the tenants or share croppers. The truth is, few people anywhere will work more than is! necessary. With us, the season be-1 tween hickory nuts and dew-berries is too short, and no one ever suffers 1 for lack of food or heat. The sum- mers do not get as intensely hotj here as in the northern or western i states, and sunstroke is unknown. We need a new civilization, exper ienced in live stock and dairying, to j join forces with us, to teach us the j "how to do it. and share the pros perity that is awaiting all of us. While Northern lands have depre ciated in price more per acre than ours ever sold for, the difference in price between theirs and ours is still too great. The intrinsic yalue of our best lands, compared with theirs", is in our favor. Either the price of Tn theirs must come down, or ours must 11 r t : c.l.. gw up. jcugciio gainer iynea. . MIMS' STYLE SHOP Nationally Known Men's Wear Aberdeen, (Miss. crops. Dill wnere .mature una uu-, ------ stowed such a priceless gift, it ree.ns f-'s s is the lime belt of , to .-h it , hast Mississippi. How test to convert this natural i Percheron, Norman, ClyO'sdale, rcour-e into monev was the qu.s-, and other large horses are not atfect tion We had no creamerv. We were; ed by being changed to th s country, advised not to organize one w.t'i less . and read ly become acclimated, than 500 good cows. Our people1 It is weil-known that every !me knew notions' about the care and i soil country ultimately becomes a feed;ng of milk cows, the u;e of sep-l prosperous live-stock country, es-1 r-. tor-, and. in fact, did not want j pecial.y for horses and mules, be- i cause tne lime is esseni.ai 10 tne pru- It requires no pro-; ! phetic vision to see that when dairy i enough tanners move into this coun- iuy who are accusiomeu 10 using ana. niiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii uniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiL I There is but one Coca-Cola whether at I fountains or in bottle. Beware of Imitations. 1 Coca-Cola Bottling Works Exclusive Bottlers Of I Delicious I Refreshing Exhilarating invigorating I The most Refreshing Drink in the World I Aberdeen, Mississippi -lllillllillllllllllliiiiiiiiiiilliiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiilllllllllllir iiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiniiiiiiir I CLOPTON HOTEL J. K. BAKER, Prop. 1 Aberdeen - Mississippi -iiiiiiiiiimiiiiimii iiiiuiiiiftiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliliiiiiiilllllllllllllllllllllUIIIIIIIII j Berea Plantation E Is three Miles West of Aberdeen on Mississippi Valley Highway. E REGISTERED DUROC-JERSEY HOGS E "The Willetas Woodlawn King" Brand "The Winners, they did it." E "Willeta's Woodlawn King" by Woodlawn Cherry King. Our herd Boar, "King Oldham," he by Woodlawn Cherry King. E ALPALFA, CORN, HOGS AND CATTLE FOR SALE This Plantation Grows long staple cotton, too. I DR. S. R. BAKER, PLANTER AND TRADER With BEREA PLANTATION. ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI r.lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHMlllllllllllllllllllHIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIinilllllt' JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIll Commercial Bank j and Trust Company ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI I Total Assets $550,000.00 I Paysftcent E m m m . rw w mm m m w m m m m m mm mm mm 1 of Deposits Your Account is solicited. Special at- 1 tention given to acccounts of Dairy- I men and farmers. I E Write us regarding lands in Monroe County, the largest S Alfalfa-producing County in the Black Land Prairie Belt. E Our Stockholders and Directors are large land-owners and E successful farmers.. E J- C McFARLANE, JR., PRESIDENT I E NE,L McCASKILL ASSISTANT CASHIER E 1 113 Officers and Directors NEIL McCASKILL, Assistant Cashier. G. H. W ATKINS, Wholesale Grocer. J. C. McFARLANE, JR.,' President. J. T. EVANS, Planter. F. G. WHITAKER, Planter. T. F. PAINE, Attorney. 3. M. ACKER, JR., Physician, f a TiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiHniiHHiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiR.