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THE LABOR PROBLEM.
Conditions That Are Constantly Be
coming of Greater Importance
to Soutliern Farmers.
There is now much agitation of the
farm labor question.
For some reason or other there
seems to be fewer available laborers
for farm work than there were a few
years since. It is the universal cry
that there is a scarcity of help to cul
tivate crops. This is not only true of
Georgia and other cotton states, but
is the condition in all sections.
There are two explanations that may 1
be offered lhat may help solve the dif
ficulty. The first is that, the scarcity
is more apparent than real. There are
as many hands engaged in raising
crops now as there ever were. Indeed,
It is not certain but that there are
more. There is fully 25 per cent more
crops grown now than ten years ago,
and this increase could not possibly be
produced by a diminished supply of la
With cotton selling at five cents, the
acreage iB somewhat reduced, and this
reduces the demand for laborers, but
with the price from eight to twelve
cents everybody wants to plant as
much cotton as possible, and a majori
ty really does plant more than they
have help to cultivate, trusting to get
day-help to pull them through, with
tne result that everyone wants day
help at the same time, and all bidding
for what few hands are unemployed,
puts the price of labor out of propor
tion to the crops grown.
The second explanation may seem
paradoxical when it is stated that in
stead of being too few laborers there
are really too many. It is not a ques
tion of whether there are enougn la
borers to cultivate all the available
land, but whether the crops these la
borers can grow, will sell for remunera
The average Georgia cotton laborer
now receives $122.72 as his annual
wages, while the average laborer in
Georgia manufacturing establishments
receives $439. Until the farm laborer's
wages is increased to a level with his
brother in a factory or shop, there will
be too many farm laborers. The land
owner can not afford to pay more with
present prices of farm crops. These
laborers only produce $202 worth of
crops, and as a matter of course their
wages should be in proportion. But
the number of farm laborers ought to
be encouraged to go into other work
until the amount of farm crops are re
duced to the point where they will sell
for higher prices.
The percentage of the total popula
tion engaged in farming in Georgia is
too large. There are too many pro
ducers and too few consumers. Take
the state of Massachusetts for com
parison. Less than 25 per cent, of her
total population is engaged in agricul
ture, and the average wages paid farm
hands in that state is $355.68. This
amount would be more, but crops pro
duced in states where a greater per
centage of population is engaged in
agriculture acts as a hindrance.
The proposition is being made now
to bring in Chinese laborers to com
pete with our native laborer in the
production of cotton. These parties,
who are large land-owners, propose to
ruin their neighbors who are de
pendent on their own labor for a liv
ing, and for the education of their
children. One man says in the Atlanta
Constitution that he has made 300
hales of cotton this year, but he could
have made a thousand more if he had
had the labnir. He wants Chinese la
borers brought in, so that he can cul
tivate all his land, and thus quadruple
his cotton crop. Ho seems to overlook
the fact that any considerable increase
in the cotton crop which would result
from the importation of Chinese la
bor, would reduce the price of cotton.
He secs ten and twelve cent cotton
and his idle land. He is not satisfied
with the race problem that we now
have, but wants to introduce another.
He does not care what becomes of the
future, for.he says so, but is greedy
to pile up for himself now.
Another proposition is to adopt the
plantation system. This' means that
we should have a few large farms,
rather than many small ones.
It is proposed to cultivate these
large farms by labor which can be bet
ter controlled, and which will bo more
ofTcient. This system is virtually in
effect in portions of Oglethoj-pe and
other central Georgia counties at this
It may be admitted that this system
has some advantages, but these are stJ
overbalanced by disadvantages that
the system should not be thought of
for a minute.
The south has made rapid strides
since the negro was freed and the
plantation system was broken up. It
would be a decided backward step to
check the present tendency towards
small farms.—W. L. Williamson, in
GOOD BACON HOGS.
Time the People Were Leurniug; to
Appreeinte Good llaeott Rather
Than Fat Pork.
The American people need some ed
ucation before they can appreciate
good bacon. We are a nation of
grease eaters and want solid chunks
of hog fat and want plenty of lard in
which to fry our food, for fried food
being difficult, and slow of digestion,
allays hunger for a longer time than
more digestible food. And then food
saturated with hog grease is more
easily swallowed, thus enabling us to
eat faster, and more of it before hun
ger is appeased. We are a pushing,
money-making race, and can not afford
to waste our time euting food lhat
must be masticated, and saturated
with saliva before It can be swallowed.
Therefore, much time Is saved by sat
urating our food with crease. As for
Its unhealthfulness, we care little. We
have physicians, everywhere and they
must live, and it would be cruel, if
not selfish, to adopt a system that
would deprive them of much of their
practice. In this country, the pork
hog, or th» lard hog, brings the best
prices at the great pork factories, and
before the bacon hog can be grown
successfully our people must learn to
appreciate good bacon, rather than fat
pork. The Tamworth Is the favorite
bacon hog of Great Britain and the
Seandlvanian countxl*#. They are very
prolific, good breeder* and of large
size; they have deep bodies and arched
backs, which insures large sides; their
bones are large, legs very strong and
feet well formed and powerful. These
hogs are kindly disposed and very
vigorous and healthy. Perhaps If these
hogs were raised tn large numbers, a
good market could be built up for
them. But at present the demand is
for pork and grease, and not for bacon
with alternate layers of fat and lean.
At present we would not advise the
raising of Tamworth hogs except for
home use. Poland Chinas, Berkshires,
Duroc-Jerseys, and other breeds that
run largely to fat, are best for market
ing, as the packers '.ill pay more for
them.—Texas Farm and Ranch.
The idea may prevail that the main
feature of an agricultural course is to
teach boys to plow, sow and reap, and
to do other familiar manual labor of
the farm. Such instruction is chiefly
necessary for the boy from the city
who has never handled a farm tool.
What the boy needs most to study is
the natural sciences which underlie
all farm practices. He needs to know
the laws of plant life as he may study
of them in botany. He needs to know
the habits of insects that destroy his
fruits and vines as he may study them
in entomology. He needs to know of
the composition and physical prop
erties of the soil as he may study them
in chemistry and physics. Therefore
these four sciences have a large place
in a course in agriculture. The stu
dent likewise needs a knowledge of
English history, civil government,
mathematics, drawing, etc., that he
may become a well-rounded man—a
good citizen as well as a handy man at
his vocation. An agricultural course
is one of the most delightful a person
may follow. Some men say it is the
best course in the universities which
have an agricultural department, be
cause it deals so intimately with the
things of everyday life.—Sunset Mag
Water a Potent Factor.
Water is the most potent factor In
farming. Some farmers can't get
enough water on their fields, and oth
ers can't get the water off. Irriga
tion and draining are therefore the
most important subjects for agricultu
ral contemplation. In buying a farm,
or land to be devoted to farming,
facilities for drainage should be con
sidered. It is often the case that good
drainage can be secured by proper lay
ing out of fields and a very little of
ditching. Irrigation, to some extent at
least, can be provided for by damming
a ravine and plowing out furrows to
direct the course of the storm water.
But generally this calls for elevating
the water by windmills, or other pow
er. Some land can be irrigated from
shallow wells by pumping to an ele
vated reservoir and putting the water
on the land by the gravity process.
Drainage is almost as important as ir
rigation, and can be made a much less
costly process. Too much water is as
deleterious as too little.—Farm and
The importance of mechanical pow
er 0I1 a f arm j s n q; generally appreci
ate(J as it 0UgJl t0 t, e Every con
trance that lessens muscular labor
is a time save r. Many progressive
f arm ers use improved implements for
preparing land, planting, cultivating
an(1 harvesting their crops; but all are
operated by hand or horse power. A
power is nee( j e( j (hat can be used in
s | de the barn, to run a thresher, to
gr j n( i f ee <), to operate the churn, to
ppmp water, to saw wood, to turn a
i at | le r or grindstone. There are many
Machinery on fhe Farm.
powers adopted to these purposes, but
many farmers do not use them. Some
farmers are not able to buy a steam
or gasoline engine, or an efficient
windmill. In such cases a tread mill
operated by horses, at little expendi
ture of muscular energy, will be found
cheap and efficient. It can be hauled
from place to place by a team of
horses, and then operated by the same
team. There is no danger from explo
sion or fire in these machines, and
they can do an immense amount of
money saving labor.—Texas Farm and
HERE AND THERE.
—Cotton seed meal fed once a day
is one of thp best feeds for fowls, it
will make the chicks grow rapidly and
help the hens to lay regularly. What
more is needed in a chicken feed?
—If any single farmer possessed all
the grain wasted in one year by tho
farmers in a single state his name
would stand high in the catalogue of
—Much of the beauty of any busi
ness is in the profitableness of it; and
yet many farmers pursue their avoca
tion year after year with only the most
—Scrub stock and bad farming go
together. When you see the scrub
stock you know all you want to know
about the kind of farmer who owns
—On account of late planting, disre
gard of character of seed, rains,
droughts, boll worms, boll weevils and
red rust, it is possible that the en
tire cotton crop will not seN for more
than $600 000,000.
—A poultry journal says ducks
should not bo required to roost with
the chickens. And there is no indica
tion in the paragraph or the context
that it was intended as a joke. Just
fancy a duck roosting!
—In almost every case of vicious
ness in a horse, the horse has con
tracted the vice from man. In cases
of inherited vice it is the fault of the
man if it has not been cured. Vicious
associations corrupt horses as well as
—In the growing of hogs or other
live stock, good pasturage and plenty
of it is the cheapest of all feeds, and
as good as any that can be devised
for animal growth. Pasturage in
creases the profits by curtailing the
cost of production.
—Indications are that throughout
the country eggs are becoming un
usually scarce on account of the "short
crop." Why such a contingency should
be general throughout so large a coun
try is hard to explain, unless, perhaps,
hens are partaking of the great striko
epidemic now everywhere prevailing.
What their demands are we can not
iamagine. Perhaps the cold storage
poople can enlighten ua.
THE PEANUT HARVEST.
\\ omea nn<l Children Are More Ex
pert in the Work Than Men —
Point* of Interest.
Peanuts are harvested in October In
all (he large peanut growing states.
The harvesting must always take place
before frost, for the nuts and haulm
are both greatly Injured, if not ruined,
by frost. If the fall should be wet,
or the peannts mature very early, many
of the first formed nuts will be ruined
by sprouting. Dry weather should al
ways be selected for harvesting, states
the New Orleans Times-Democrat. It
cannot be done when the ground is
wet, for then the dirt will adhere to the
nuts and ruin them, or, at least, greatly
detract from their market value by
turning them black.
The crop of white peanuts is harvest
ed by running a furrow on each side
of the row with a bull-tongue plow
or a pea digger, so as to dislocate the
roots. Care must be taken not to de
tach the nuts from the vine In run
ning the side furrow. After the plow
has been run on each side of the ro-.v
(and it is sometimes necessary to run
twice on a side), then lift the vines
gently with the hand, carefully shak
ing the dirt off, and lay them on the
ground. Let them remain in this way,
if the sun is shining, from six to eight
hours. The vines will wilt like clover,
when they may be brought together
and stacked. The stacks are made
around a pole planted in the ground
and rising some eight feet above the
surface. A platform made of old rails
rests upon logs placed around the pole
and upon this the stack is built. The
platform protects the nuts and vines
from the mold and dampness of the
ground. In stacking the nuts should
be put on the inside next to the stack
pole, but not so close as to prevent the
air from circulating freely from the
bottom to the top of the stack. Tc
make the stack entirely secure it should
have a capping of hay or corn fodder
Put up in this manner, the nuts will
keep securely ail the winter should it
The red nuts are more easily har
vested than the white, as they have
but few roots and the nuts adhere
closely about the stem. In looee land
they may be pulled up without run
ning a furrow on each side of the row
though to do this will make the work
much easier. There are but few red
nuts now grown. An overproduction
of them for awhile reduced prices be
low the cost of the labor in producing
Usually the nuts are allowed to stand
in the stacks about four weeks and
are then picked off by hand, the white
always. The red nuts are tometimes
thrashed off by taking up bundles and
beating them against a rail or the side
of a box. This latter plan greatly in
jures the peanuts. Five to six bushels
of red peanuts can be picked off the
vines in a day by a nimble-fingered
person, but the picking of three tc
four bushels of the white is consid
ered a good day's work. Women and
children are said to be much more
expert in this work than men. The
price paid for picking is about ten
cents a bushel. After this they ought
to be screened in a cylinder, so as to
separate them from the rust and
leaves, and also for the purpose oi
brightening the hulls by abrasion.
After sunning they are put in sacks
containing four to five bushels.
HORSES' SWIMMING SCHOOL.
Take Their First
Horses are "enlisted" in British cav
alry regiments oil reaching Iheir third
year, but it is generally two years more
before they aretaken for their first swim
ming lesson. This branch of their ed
ucation receives a good deal of atten
tion at the Aldershot training camp,
writes W. G. Fitzgerald in the Royal
Magazine. The veterinary officer and
ridir.g master of the regiment super
vise the work, and only experienced men
are allowed to assist.
The great thing is not to rorcc or
alarm the horse during his training, but
rather to lead him by easy stages to en
ter the water quickly, fearlessly, and as
noiselessly as possible. If terrified at
the start, the horse would lie likely to
fight shy of deep water ever after. So
on the first day the man who has charge
of the horse walks his pupil about on the
edge ot the water, just permitting him
to wet; his hoofs and fetlocks. The
next day the horse is introduced a little
farther into the water, perhaps up to
his body, and allowed to splash around
as he pleases. In tills way the horse is
gradually taken farther in, until at
length he loses his footing and starts
swimming quite naturally, the man in
charge swimming by his side to give him
Then the horse is fhught to swim in
company with others, beside a boat, by
way of training him to cross rivers with
his regiment en massp. The horses are
divested of all saddlery but head col
lar and head ropes. The men of each
troop get into a boat and by means of
the head ropes bring their horses into
the water alongside. Then the boat Is
hauled across the river by a rope manned
from the opposite side and the horses
At times the horses are exercised in
bearing their riders across on theh
backs. The horse wears only the head
collar and bridoon, and the rider strips
himself and throws his legs up along
the horse's flanks, so as not to impede
the animal's movements. As the horse
naturally swims very low in the water,
the rider's weight pushes him down un
til only his head is above the surface.
But the animal soon gets over the un
easiness this causes him at first. Then
the horse's tuition is complete, and he
is classified In his regiment as "profi
Verdict for Spoiled Dream.
Mrs. Ciara Book, of New York city,
has obtained a verdict of $100 damages
for injury done to a dress through the
carelessness of a waiter in a small rcs^
taurant. She and her husband were
dining at Sherry's and the waiter
dropped a glass of water on the white
crepe de chine princess gown,
manager made profuse apologies and so
did the waiter, but Mrs. Bock refused
to be mollified by fine words. Next day
she sent the dress to the hotel people,
with a demand for Its value. This was
reftisede so fhe sued and got a ver
dict, as stated above.
11 Baking Powder is
healthfulness of the
The use of Royal
essential to the
Yeast ferments the food.
Alum baking powders arc injurious.
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listening to socialistic speeches when not
otherwise engaged, which was "generally
The attorney asked: "Do you believe in
"Yc 3, suh, 1 does."
"Do you know what capital punishment
" 'Course I does," the negro replied.
"Well, what do you understand capital
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who are a rulin' ober de pore,
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'Chinese Women/" said Mrs. Flushly to
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''Mercy," thought the author of the
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gratulate tne before I get home. These
new shoes pinch me so l can't stand it
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"I notire the bellboys at the hotel are
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