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^ Salt of the Earth It is a Do the most abundant in the plant. Unless f it ha-t enough Potash in soluble />rm at the right time % M it cannot use the other plant food you or your soil may % M supply. Take n meet. Tie to f»<ta, ] M not to theories. Many soils need only Potash j ' m to raise big crops. All soils need Potash / I sooner or later. Heflin to use it before the / I crops starve. Do it now, for P \ POTASH PAYS p'v-^n % t'rgr »r»ur f<*rtitir»r dealer to carry Potash »*ltj I W % In *ti<t You iwl be will have no difficulty in f A buying Ibrm it you w ill write to u» about it. K J Write to Sale* Office: f J flt-RMAN KALI WORKS J? M 100 Bushels Corn Per Acre You can build up your farm to produce 100 bushels of corn per acre, and even a bigger yield by systematic rotation, careful seed selection and good plowing with good implements, proper cultivation, and By Using Virginia-Carolina Fertilizers liberally. Accept no substitute. If your dealer is out of these fertilizers, write us and we will tell you where to get them. Write for a free copy of our 1910 Farmers’ Year Book or Almanac. It will tell you how to get a big yield of corn. •alea omcui tlcka»«4. V*. AtU.tm, O*. M*U •• 1 At. Co%po* »•>«•!*. V*. Iituuk, a*. 1 C.'mMi, A c. iixam. a. c. WI.M.I Itlfa. N. C. CA.iI.mo*. A C. It .It.MOL. M4. CatMik... C*. AIa Mmikli, Tim. L*. B»my to use a cheap low grade 1 Fertilizer > it will pay you to investigate 1 ’aragon | lalf & Half | 6". Add Phosphate | -Manufactured By—- % OIL MILL COMPANY, I VNTON, MISSISSIPPI. C on Seed Meal and High Grade Acid S •phate in our fertilizers. # Wkm wrltlsg advertisers. please meetioa Uhls paper. farm f-or sale 60 acre, creek bottom Farm. 15 in cultivation, 40 in woven wire paature, 90 good fruit trees, 4-room dwelling, ample barn and outhouses, running trout stream in pasture, tools, surry, wagon, pony team. 14 gnats, extra good grade Jersey cow. For par ticulars. address. J. H. WAILES, - White Sulpher Springs, La. Farming Is Profitable In The Southeast There is uo better occupation for the Average Man than Farm ing and no Bectlom la Superior to the South for a Good Farmer. Farming ia a Great Bualneaa and should be carried oa by the Appli cation of the Beat Business Princi ples. The Proper Loontlon, the Study of Soils, Seed Selectloa, the Wise Choice aad Rotatlom of Crops and Careful Cultivation will bring Assured Success. We are la position to Aid You in the Selection of the Proper Lo cation la Districts which Preseat Splendid Advantages and Oppor tunities. in writing tell os what You Want M. V. RICHARDS, Land amd Industrial Agaat, Saatham Rail mmtf, amd MakiU A Okim R. R. Washington, t: :: u D. C. THE PICAYUNE’S Handy Atlas,m World , 100 Pages, 6x8, Strongly Bound In Cloth Retail Price .... 1.00 Twice a-Week Picayune, outside the City, 1 Year - 1.00 Both together .... 1.40 The Picarune'a Handy Atlas Is a vary wall bound volume ol 100 paces, 6x8 Inohss In slse, oontalntnx New Maps ol Alt Males ol the raise and ol Jtesry CbwUry In the Wsrld, with dpidel Mmm ol Louisiana and Missis sippi. The Maps are eUise-le-dd# are beauti fully colored and printed on Ontelaa paper. The Handy Atlas also contains ’ Flays oI all Nations" in oolora, “Population of All Lead inf cities ol the World** and other matter ol great Interest. The Pteayune's Handy Atlas will be found a treat hatp to School Children In their study ol Ococmphy. • The Twicer-Week Picayune Issued Monday and Thursday Moraines, Is a ten-pace newspaper oontalnlnc the latest News ol the World,Market Reports, etc. The Thursday Issue always has apace ol Agricul tural matter, edited by Dr. W. H. Dairy m pie, PH. oi Veterinary Selenea. La. State Unlrer stty. and State Veterinarian. 104 Copies in a year for $1.00 In New Orleans and to tO Foreign parts, one year WITH THM ATLAS, $9.40 Immediately on receipt ol One Dolly and forty cents (91.40) we will eend by registered mall one copy of The PitmvmfB HmmA* Al loa and will oommenoe mailing the lWo-s free* Issues of The Picoprme. Address THE PICAYUNE, New Orleans, I<a. GULF t SHIP ISLAND RAILROAD CO. GENERAL PASSENGER DEPARTMENT. PASSENGER SERVICE. Na 6. Na d. Lr Jackson «*»*•“- **$!*■»■: Lt Hattiaeburc 9:43 a m. 7:13 p. m Ar Gulfport 1230 p.m. 1030 p.m. INa 4. Nad. Lt Gulfport 7:40 a m. 4.-25 p. m. Lt Hatueeburg 1030 a m. 7H8 p. m. Ar Jicksoo 1:56 p. m* HjOO p. nou Columbia Division (Vis Silver Creek end Columbia) Na 101 Na 102. 730 am.LT, Mendenhall Ar 936 p. m. 1:40 p. m. Ar Gulfport Lt 2:46 p. m. Na 109. Na 110. 230 p. m. Lt Jackson Ar 10:16 a m. 630 p. m. Ar Columbia Lt 6:10 a m. Connections at Jackson. Hattiesburg and Gulf port with all tines. For further information apply to J. L. HAWLEY. General Passenger Agent, Gulfport. Mtae. Effective January 1. 1910. (advertisement.) THE HUMAN SIDE OF TWINE V hen we drive home from (lie Implement dealer with our little load of Sis.il twine for the coming harvest, we do not often realize that we are giving that twine its final lift on the journey of many thousands miles which it has taken months to make. Seldom do we appreciate when we give it its final resting place in the binder box that the first hands which touched it were those of a Maya boy or girl in far off tropical Yucatan whose ancestors were a great civilized people, with temples and literature, centuries before Columbus came ashore in his red velvet suit Or, if it is Manila twine, the first step In its long pilgrimage was under the guidance °f a bare-footed, brown-skinned little h ilipplno savage, who perhaps never heard of a binder,and whose views of agricultural implements are a pointed stone or A crooked stick. Yet, If u were not for the Industry of these two widely separated nations, the farmers of this rich state would still be obliged to bind their grain with old fashioned wire,which never worked or with untrustworthy cotton strand. In fact, the problem of twine was the problem of suc cessful binding for years after the §elf binder was an established fact It took many years and thousands of dollars to eliminate this primary drawback to tlie early grain growers of the country. v/mu m.iniaciurer aione spent eio.uuu trying to make twine out of grass, $35,000 using paper as a substitute,and $43,000on straw all in the end to be discarded as unsatis* factory. Then, after searching the world with a close tooth rake, as it were, it was found that two fibres could be made to do the work—Manila and Sisal. The Manila long, soft and even—had generally been used In multiple strands for making cable and cordage; while the Sisal—strong.pliable and smooth—was found to lenditself perfect* ly for the manufacture of a single-strand cord, such as the self-binder necessitated. Then commenced a merry struggle be* tween the distant tacos for the honor of supplying the twine which was to make His Majesty, the American farmer, the greatest food producer in the world. At first, owing to the established position of the Manila hemp trade caused by the cordage industry, the little brown brother in tlie Philippines forged ahead, but he made no progress in his methods of pro* duction, using the knife and block and other simple methods followed by his primitive forefathers in extracting the fibre, ft was soon seen that Sisal would either be the ultimate material to supply this demand or the demand would not be filled. At this point of the race a number of clever, aggressive Yucatecans, educated in the sciences in this country and abroad, sprang into the game. They saw the future com* mercial possibilities of the neglected Sisal plant At their own expense they built railroads Into the arid, dry territories where henequen grew. They invented npw machines, capable of cleaning 100,000 leaves a day, and soon began to compete on an equal basis with the Manila fibre. The Spanish-American war temporarily advanced the price of Manila fibre to suen an extent that good grades of Manila fibre commanded a price which was practically prohibitive for binder twine. Therefore, manufacturers of binder twine concentrated their energy and genius in the production of a perfect binder twine from Sisal. This required some adjustment ot macmnery and some change in methods, but manu* (acturers of twine succeeded so that the twine made from Sisal has for some years been as perfect and satisfactory as any binder twine ever made from any material This has resulted in the increased use of J Sisal, until during the past season not less jj than 85 per cent, and possibly 90 percent m of the material which went into the manu* ■ facture of binder twine in the United States ' was Sisal fibre. First-class binder twine can be made from high-grade Manila fibre, but it is very difficult to make even a reasonably good article of binder twine from low-grade Manila. Before the American occupation of the Philippine Islands, the Spanish officials at times exerted their arbitrary power for the purpose of maintaining the quality of the fibre which was produced by the natives. It was not an uncommon thing for the governor of a district to seize a quantity of inferior fibre and publicly burn it in the middle of the plaza. This was an object lesson to the natives to produce better grades of fibre. However, since the Americans have taken possession of the Philippine Islands, no authority has been exercised and no influence exerted by the officials in connection with the quality of fibre. The result is a very much greater proportion of low-grade fibres than has ever been produced in previous years Un» questionably, large quantities of this low* grade fibre will be used in the manufacture of binder twine for the harvest of 191(1 and it is unnecessary to state that those who attempt to use twine made from this low* grade Manila fibre will have troubles of their own. ' There may never be a famine in twine, but it is rather to the farmer’s interest always to keep a weather eye on the future, and in this particular instance to secure bis twine supply, whether it be Sisal or Manila, at as early a date as possible.