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i' * Nature’s Way.” \ Take one or two tablets! an hour or two before meals—or better take two on going. to )bed and wake in the morning with a healthful desire for breakfast. For sale by Brandon Drug Co., Brandon, Miss-, and Rhodes & King, Pelahatchie, Miss. - U DR. RUEL MAY, Dental Surgeon I Office hours 8-12. 1-5. Mndon .... Miss I J. W. BIRDSONG / Notary Public f Office: Rankin County Bank JOHN OHLEYER Notary Public * ‘Office Brandon Bank. DR. W. E. WILLEY, Vetinary Surgeon and Dentist. Located at Pelahatchie, Miss. T. M. MARTIN ~ Jeweler and Graduate Optician, PELAHATCHIE, MISS. ^ " ir',T ' '.~Tr *^es\vcv$.. If you have any trouble with your eyes—difficulty in seeing distinct or reading, aching eyes, tired eyes. If you suffer from headache, if the child cannot see well at school or if the child’s eyes soon become tired, call and have them examined most care fully. No charge for examina tion. We have all appliances for careful examination. All work guaranteed satisfactory. If you can’t come, write for one of our free test cards. ———l—gw 1WPIM IW'l IW T' I ■ 11IWWWWBW——— LOCAL NEWS. W. B. Collier is here this week on ‘ business. John Cole, of Jackson, came over Monday on a short visit. Dr. Ruel May was a professional [ visitor to Florence this week. Best “show” of the season Friday night at Johnson Hall. Carl Stingily, of Pelahatchie, was a professional visitor here Monday. L. S. May spent a few days in New Orleans this week. We buy country produce. TURLEY & WILLIAMS. Ed Glass was here a few days the guest of his sister, Mrs. H. A. Busick. The next State Encampment of Mississippi Militia goes to Jackson. We have a full line of fresh fruits. TURLEY & WILLIAMS. Good “show’ to-morrow nigiht at Johnson Hall. Tom Cook, of Thomasville, is here on business today. We have it—Vermicelli TURLEY & WILLIAM H / K ■ 1 Judge Corley has rented the Green wood place South of town and moved out there. Mrs. W. H. Barnes and Miss Enoia Stamps were visitors to Jackson Mon day. The best groceries and prompt ser vice at W. G. BARNES. Geo. W. Pollock was over from Jackson one day this week on busi ness. Jerry Chapman and Eddie Crook represented Brandon at the Natchez Carnival. Everything fresh and good in gro ceries. TURLEY & WILLIAMS. T. H. Turley is combining business with sight seeing this week in New Orleans. / For the best results get a package of Stock and Poultry Powders at GAYDEN & CO. B. Hubbard, formerly manager of the telerihone office here was over on business Saturday. Rev. E. 6. Comfort preached at Fannin Sunday aftrenoon and also at Goshen in the evening. 1 Heinz pickles 10 cents dozen—bring your bucket. W. G. BARNES. R. R. Busick and Albert Gayden were- among Brandon visitors to Mardi Gras In New Orleans. R. Lon Irby has sold out his barber shop business at Florence, but has not yet determined where he will lo cate. For good things to eat—see us TURLEY & WILLIAMS. W. B. Allen, a substantial citizen of Fannin, is in town today and re ports Mr. Lute Lawrence still quite sick. Be sure to attend the “show” to morrow night at Johnson Hall. Ad mission; adults 35 cents and children 25cents. Benefit school. Mrs. Geo. Pollock, of Jackson, was the Sunday guest of her mother and sisters at the family residence on South College street. Miss Marie Collier is the guest ofr Mrs. Florence Burney, having arrived yesterday from her new home in Columbia, Miss. v Albert Taylor was the guest of his brother W. R. Taylor yesterday, be ing enroute home at Madison Station after seeing Mardi Gras in New Or leans. M. M. Jayne is fast recovering from an operation performed at the Brandon Sanitarium which was made necessary after a very severe attack of pleuro pneumonia. % Mrs. R. F. Brown returned Satur day from Birmingham, Ala.,where she attended the marriage of her sister, Miss Prichard Alford, to Mr. John T. Alexander. H. N. Alexander, a former Rankin ite, now a successful man of affairs in Greenville, is out on a visit to his old home and is being warmly greeted by old friends. The year old boy of Dr. and Mrs. Petty, of Conehatta, got hold of botCa of carbolic acid Sunday and drank some of the deadly fluid, death re sulting therefrom in a short while. W, A. Nash, of Dobson, left last Friday for Milledgeville.Ga., where he will take a thorough coudse in tele graphy, and the News wishes him ,a pleasant term at school and a good position after finishing. Mrs. Lee Weill came over Monday for her two children, Bessie and Francis, who have been with their grandmother, Mrs. E. S. Weill, since Christmas, and after a short stay left wijh them for El Paso Texas. Mr. and Mrs. S. I. Law, and bat; daughter, of Foote, Miss., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Busick. Mrs. Annie Busick Weatliersby re turned from New Orleans Tuesday much improved in health. Indigestion claims many victims in this section and the enterprising drug firm of W. L. Brown Co., of Jackson, has an advertisement in to days issue of“Digestit,” which spee dily relieves and cures i!t. Baxter Burns has reached home af ter a pleasant trip to Havana, and with Col. Sidney McLaurin, who re mained for a somewhat longer stay other Cuban cities, where he went enjoying the sights of the Queen of the Antilles. ’■ . y v A; ' ' £ Before the plumbing for water was finished in the News office, this up to-date print shop turned on it’s own electric light, which lighted the way for others to follow, which will soon result in a complete electric light system for Brandon. There will be no services at the Methodist church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, as the pastor and member of that church, will attend worship at the Presbyterian church on that day. However, there will be preach ing at night at the Methodist church at the usual hour. Beat contest in beat 2 will be held at Brandon at Public School building March 13th, at 10 o’clock. All pupils who wish to be entered for county contest at Pelahatohie for the va rious prizes must be present and take part. Rev. W. A. McComb preached a magnificent sermon last Sunday at the Baptist church on Home Missions to a large congregation. The pastors of other churches gave way that their members might all attend the Bap tist church to hear the worker in Home Missions. , .vy • ■ '• • ^ . . 1 r Not / expecting the Water Company would turn on the stream so soon many of the subscribers left their faucets open and found flooded floors Monday. The turning on was an accident, but the time will be short until everything is in working order, and the quality cannot be surpassed her by any town in /the State. McKay Seed and Floral Co., of Jackson, has an advertisement in to days issue calling attention to tri umph cotton seed, a variety said to be an early maturer, heavy yielder and the one that Mr. B. L. Moss, ag ricultural expert of the United States Government in charge of the South ern half of Mississippi, is furnishing those who are to work demonstration farms in this country this year. A 22 calibre rifle, supposed to be unloaded, was fired by Mims Holmes, son of Ben Holmes who formerly re sided here for a short while, and a bullet went crushing into the brain of Woodlitff Ellis, of Hattiesburg, Monday—two homes bowed in grief— one boy dead, another’s life saddened for all time, all from criminal care lessness in snapping a gun, pointed at a human being. Boys be careful. It is given out authoritatively that Judge J.M. Dickerson leading counsel for the I. C. railroad, with headquar ters in Chicago, will give up a salary of $35,000 per annum and go into ^resident Taft’s cabinet as secretary of war. Mr. Dickinson owns the splendid Belle Meade Farm near Nashville and is a residept of Ten nessee, though 'he was born at Col umbus, Miss. Manuel Collier, an old negro who has always been a democrat, even during reconstruction times, lost his barn on his farm 6 miles South east of town yesterday afternoon. It contained about three tons of hay and thirty bushels of corn he had purchased last week. It is supposed a little child set it on fire, as she admitted she struck a match about the barn. The loss is severe on Man uel as he is crippled and old. Mr. W. L. Brown the head of this large business is a native of Pela hatchie, Miss., and now conducts the largest retail drug business in the State and possibly in the South. With two large establishments in Jackson, another in Yazoo City and the fourth in Forest it does such a volume of trade, that all merchandise is bought in such quantaties that it is purch ased at the best possible figures. No man sent out from this good county noted for successful sons, has achiev ed success faster or deserved it more than W. L. Brown. Rhodes and king, of Pelahatchie, and the Brandon Drug Co. handle Brown’s Digestit and other specialties. The “Daylight Store” is a new can didate for patronage in Jackson and invites Rankin county people to in spect their stock of dry goods, hats, shoes, clothing and like merchandise kept in an up-to-date establishment. It is situated on the corner of Pearl and President streets and in a now and well lighted store house, admiral* ly fitted up for the business, the hustling j'oung proprietors are bound to win, with new goods, bought right, sold right, and that square dealing that merits and will always draw tra E. E. Engel and Maurice Wolff, the owners, have been brought up in th > line they are dealing in and know their business thoroughly. marriage license. WHITES. V. C. Rhodes and Miss Ola B. Si grist. L. L. Barrow and Miss Maude Tanner. G. C. Smithart and Miss Bessie Penn. NEGROES. David Lewis and Hattie Dudley. R. D. Collier and Adaline Harvey. Lee Willis and Annie Reed. Albert Robinson and Charlotte Johnson. Tom Coleman and Mary Berry. Garfield Foster and Mattie Dudley. Eugie Batte and Lucy Kersh. Allie Daneley and Caty Williams. THE COTTON CROP w FALL PREPARATION OF THE FIELD. For the best results the field shoul be plowed in early fall or winter, not later than the 1st to the 10th of January, and earlier if possible. If the farmer uses an ordinary plow then the fall plowing—breaking—! should be 1 to 2 inches deeper than usual and the furrows should be set on edge. If a disk plow can be se cured, use it and plow as deep as possible—the deeper the better. In case a disk plow can not be obtained use a subsoil plow after breaking. Following the breaking plow with a narrow plow in the same furrow is better than not to sceure depth in plowing, but this is not equal to the use of the disk plow or the subsoil plow. It is not advisable to throw a large quantity of cold subsoil to the surface at one time. Afterwards, dur ing the autumn and winter, the fields should be disked or plowed to4 inches deeper every three weeks, be ing governed by soil conditions. It ....... a weL ^ If no fall or winter plowing has been done, plow without delay about 1 inch deeper than usual and run nar row furrows to set well on edge. Disk or plow again before planting. Tillage is manure. The soil gets air by stirring, and plant food which would otherwise not be used by the growing crop becomes available. Most plants first throw out their feeding roots in the warm surface soil if finely pulverized, and it is best therefore, immediately before plantin to use as tooth or disk harrow, shal lower than the plowing. Time spent in making a good seed bed is not waisted. Go over the field several times with a harrow if neces sary. Use the tooth harrow again af ter planting cotton and corn and also after the plants are up a few inches. If inclined to pack, work the plants two or three times with the tooth harrow. v Plant as early as is safe from frost The actual date of planting depends on locality. The important point is to plant as early as the weather and soil conidtions permit. SPACING AND CULTIVATING. With rich soil more space will be reuqired between the rows; with thin ner soil, less. The general rule for spacing rows is that the distance between the rows shall be a little more than the height of the cotton on the land in average years. Whether cotton usually grows 2 or 3 feet high the rows should be from 3% to 4 feet apart. Where cot ton normally grows about 3% feet high plant in rows 4 feet apart. It is better to have the space between the rows a little too wide than toonarrow Air and sunlight are of the greatest importance in pushing the crop to maturity. On very fertile and strong lands there should he a good distance be tween the cotton rows, but the plants may be slightly crowded in the rows with good results, though not less than 15 inches space between plants should be given. Plant early-maturing varieties of cotton. Some large-boll varieties are even better than the small-boll cottoifc under weevil conditions because \of a thicker calyx, and consequently the half-grown bolls are less likely to be punctured by the weevil. If fertilizers are used, the following general rule should govern: On rich lands use mainly fertilizers that will stimulate the fruit and not the stalk growth. On lighter lands use more of the elements to force growth combined with others which will ma ture the fruit. High-grade 14 per cent acid phos phate may be considered a basis for increasing fruit and hastening ma turity of crops. Even on the richest land it has been demonstrated that a small percentage of nitrogen added to the acid phosphate gives better results. Mix 3 parts of acid phos phate and one part of cotton seed meal. This we will call No. 1. A mixture of 1 part of cotton-seed meal to 2 parts of high grade acid phosphate will greatly increase the growing conidtion and will be better for medium soils. This we call “No. 2.” Air-slaked lime is of value for use on stiff or gummy soils to loosen them up, permit the air to enter, and prevent a sour condition of such soils when too wet. On thin or impoverished soils equal quantities of cotton-seed meal and acid phosphate can be used to advan tage. This is “No.3.” In case the foregoing can not be obtained, standard grade commercial fertilizers may be- used. These shoul contain in the mixture 8 to 10 per cent of available phosphoric acid, 2 to 3 per cent of nitrogen, and IV2 to 2percentofpotash,or on some lands of high grade acid phosphate, 14 per cerlt may be used. On black waxey land the best prac tice is to have the cotton follow a crop of cowpeas. Where lands are greatly worn from' yearsof cropping,morefertilizer shoul j be used to the acre a*nd it should cor. > tain about equal parts of cotton-seed meal and high-grade acid phosphate. The beneficial effect of commercial fertilizers depends largely upon th.9 presence of humus in the soil; hence the importance ofusing stable manure! and plowing under green crops. In applying the foregoing instruc tions the farmer must use consider able judgment and modify his practic where necessary to fit local condi tions. HOW TO APPLY THE FERTILI ZER AFTER THE SOIL HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY PULVERIZED. In the absence of a good machine apply the fertilizers as follows: Mark up the rows or bed up, spac ing as before stated, and distribute the fertilizer in rows. Follow after with a shallow bull-tongue, or the scooter, to thoroughly mix the ferti lizer with the soil. The fertilizer should be distributed several days be fore planting, as there is danger of injuring the seed if brd%g;ht in im mediate contact with strong fertilizer. A very careful mixing of the fertilize with the soil is necessary for the same reason. On all except very rich black waxey lands, it will pay to use commercial fertilizer somewhat liberally. When lime is used scatter it broad cast when the land is plowed, using about 4 barrels of air-slacked lime per acre, or applying in the row about 2 barrels per acre a short time before planting, mixing it thoroughly with the soil. Use a tooth harrow thoroughly be fore and after planting. Begin cultivation as soon as the cotton is up. A smoothing harrow will do splendid work to loosen the surface soil at this time. Let the first cultivation after the harrow be deep, the later cultivations shallow. - x Cultivating every season to ten days, whether the soil conditions per mitting, will be best. A narrow-wing ed sweep answe * the best purpose for the shallow cultivations. Allow the dirt to fall loo; oly over it, making a good mulch. It should be run about 1% Inches deep. It is usually be l to chop cotton twice, leaving it thicker at first than necessary and afterwards thinning to Spfvxv^ SWs. ' ' i \ k 1/V4ltl4 n We have received a large ^an(i nice assortment of Men’s, ^SHOES . THE BEST SHOE AMERICA ladies and Misses Shoes, both high top and low quarter. There is no better line carried anywhere. Craddock-Terryand W. L. Douglas. They are strictly up-to-date in style and are made of the best leather and workmanship. We have a very complete line of farming tools—Cotton and Com Planters, Fertilizer Distributors, Harrows, etc. INO j ITITUTE 1/ AKERS J CRADDOCK V/ -TERRY CO. LYNCHBURG-VA. We handle Meridian Home Mixtufe" Fertilizer and Acid Phosphate—the very best. Call on us when you come to market and we'll do you good. AD. &. Abavwes, • 0 T&t&tv&ow, Tfliss. producing States east of the Brazos River, Texas, there is generally the proper stand for the soil. It is safer to thin twice than it is to chop to a stand at the start. The distance of plants in the rows.however, must be determined by the usual growth of plants on such soil. On rich, strong, moist lands, like alluvial bottoms, it is generally ad visable to run a plow close to the plants on each side of the row—bar off—while the plants are not over 8 to 10 inches tall. If the plants grow tall and slender later, cut the tops when about 2V2 feet high, thus forcing the growth out lower down the stalk. MEASURES NECESSARY UNDER THE BOLL WEVIL CONDITIONS. As early as possible in the fall af ter the cotton crop has been gathered destroy all the immature bolls. Cattl may be turned in or the bolls may be gathered and burned. The stalks qui then be cut and plowed under.p Iir sections where there is a light rain fall it is probably better to burn stalks as well as bolls. In the cotton enough rain-fall in the winter for the complete saturation of the soil, and if the stalks are cut and plowed under thoroughly in the fall few wee vils will survive for spring depreda tions. Burn all grass and rubbish on the borders of the field before break ing. When squares begin to drop from the plant, it may be due either to the weevil or to other inseects, or possibly to other conditions. In any case it is well to collect and burn all the squares that drop for at least; the first month after blooming com mences, and it will be wise to con tinue this for a long period. A good many weevils will thus be destroyed. Under ordinary conditions fertilizing assists in holding the squares. PRACTICE TO BE FOLLOWED AS SOON AS THE COTTON PLANTS BEGIN TO FORM SUQARES. I Look for the boll weevil and other injurious insects. All cultivation from this time must be shallow.Deep cultivation Vill cause more or less injury. Continue the cultivation as late as possible, being governed by the size of the plant. Cultivate later in dry than in wet seasons. If the boll weevil appears, attach a smooth pole or brush to the cultivator or the whiffletree in such a way as to strike the cotton plants and knock off the punctured squares. This, with the picking up of the squares, is of great service. Where weevils areabundant on early cotton use the tooth harrow when the plants are small, driving diag onally across the rows, and later use brush attached to the cultivator. Fre quently three rows are brushed at one Do this once in three days if neces sary. Both the harrow and the brush ing force the weevils to fall upon the hot soil, which soon kills them. THE CORN CROP. The average yield of corn per acre in the Southern States is very low. These averages are typical of condi tions prevailing in the Gulf and South Atlantic States and show that the corn crop onan average scarcely pays the cost of production. This condition is the more humiliating because it totally unnecessary.Under a good sys tem of farming the corn crop of these States should show an increase of 300 per cent. Continueed next week. TAKING INVENTORY. We are going to take inventory and we wish to reduce our stock in every line and will give rock bot tom prices on all goods, fur niture, mattresses, stoves, wagons and etc. Nice line of caskets and coffins. Prices right. GAl DEN & CO. i? ... .... There is lots of winter left, but this spring like weather has “thawed” the prices on all heavy goods at the Brandon Mercantile Co., and buyers can make big in terest to purchase now for next seasons use. THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER MONEY IS BY LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE FOR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER . CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE ft TELE6RAPH CO INCORPORATCD WHEN MAMMA MAKES BREAD. Cooks her dinner or does her house work generally she likes to be pro vided with the best cooking and household utensals that she can pro cure. We have all the newest and most improved ideas in everything that embraces house-furnishings, kitchen utensils, stoves, ranges, gro ceries and tinware that will surprise her by their up-to-date improvements at low st pr.cr.s V_. ^acVsoxv ^LartoaTe -©oxwpaxv^, _^acksow, ’EfiXssvssvypv._ ..£^."\MXms..r f Having purchased the stock of merchandise of S. H. Williams, I will continue to keep the goods required bv the trade and sell at close figures. Feed Stuff for cow and horse. Also a nice line of Plows and gear. Best Coal always on hand. ©. 31. ADlVViams, "Rrawiow. 'Klvss.