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A Farm and Home Weekly for the States of Mississippi,
Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. FOUNDED, 1895, BY DR. TAIT BUTLER, AT STARKVILLE, MISS. Volume XV. No. 22. SATURDAY. JUNE 4.1910. Weekly: $1 a Year. The Sort of Horses and Toots That Have Made the West Rich terday—big, splendid, beautiful Percherons sweeping along almost rhythmically, the rich, mellow soil crumbling swiftly behind them in long, deep, straight furrows. Usually the horses were two abreast, but very frequently there were three or four great, gentle, well-kept fellows that it would be a privilege for anybody to sit behind. I shouldn’t have much respect for the farmer boy who wouldn’t be prouder to plow a couple of these beautiful animals than to be some body else’s hired man in town or to measure calico at some cross-roads store. And when we get more of them down South, every grown-up farmer, too, will feel more pride in his business. Incidentally, let me say, we must begin-to breed more for farm work horses instead of coach and trotting types.” When such outfits as those shown here are the rule on Southern farms—when the in efficient one-horse plow has given way to modern imple o UR readers will recall Mr. ft Poe's recent letter on the kingly farm horses of the Middle West how he traveled hundreds of miles without see ing a one-horse plow and how the beauty of the farm horses everywhere impressed him While in Wis consin he set out \ to get for Progressive Farmer and Gazette readers sonic pic turcs of these beautiful plow teams at work and from the John Deere Co., Moline, III., he secured the typicil photographs given herewith. In this connection *-t* also reprint a paragraph from Mr. Poe's letter about these horses: "I hail never seen ou'side the pictures such beautiful horses plowing as I saw on the way from Chicago here yts FEATURES OF THIS ISSUE. DrtvluK Stv Ton* of Fine Horse-Flenh.407 Farm Work for June. . 308 lni|ir<>|H*r Feeding am! Inferior Horst's.408 Infant Diseases ami Infant Mortality 1. 40k Keep Dow a the \\ eetls on tlm 1 arm .407 Mr. i mull \sks a Favor. Ten Thlntts to Do This Month . 401 The Host t‘ropa to Follow tints 110 The Most Valuable Crop of the South. 400 The People Should t’ontrol VV fit or Powers 1 'tOM Timely Harden Note*. . < What Farmers Want to Know \luiul Horses .100 What I Saw in the Middle West Why the South NimmIk More Horses . Why We Need Draft Stallions . 400| irienis uruwTi uy znree or jour big mares or heavy mules,— then the farmers of the South will rival in wealth and achiev ment those of the West, butI this cannot be while the average Southern farmer drives one little mule. The mule may remain the great work animal in the South; but the mule of the future will be mush larger than the average mule of the present, and when he goes across the fields it will be in company with one or more of his mates. Better work stock and more of it is essential if farming in the South is ever to pay as it should.