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THE STARKVHXE NEWS.
OL.X. e Primary Purpose of Tiie 1 Organization of The Cotton Culture | Department. Ey ashing ton, Feb. 28.—Presi |it Finley, of the Southern : ill way Company, speaking to % of the first year’s work of 4 Cotton Culture Department ’ ntained by the Southern Rail /, the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, Alabama Great Southern V: Iroad, and the Georgia South & Florida Railway, said: '-K’he primary purpose of the V inization of the Cotton Cul fe Department by the railway ijfepany which contribute to its ||bort was to co operate with Baers along the lines of those ■panies in the territory along ■advance of the Mexican cot- Bboll weevil for the adoption Biose cultural methods recom- Pded by the late Dr. S A. §pp, of the United States Ag jttural Department, for grow |lcotton under boll weevil con llns. Dr. Knapp also advised % it would be advantageous to |bt those methods independ w of the presence of the wee- The results of the first |’s work of our Cotton Cul- Department haye demon- Ijlted the soundness of his alee in all respects. wn a circular, under date of SCruary 12, 1912, prepared by D. Hunter, the boll wee expert of the Bureau of En- Bilogy, and issued by Dr. L. jßoward, Chief of that Bureau, I the approval of the Secre- I of Agriculture, it is pointed ■ that the weevils were less fpterous in 1911, owing to ad- weather conditions, and || the insect was exterminated n area covering about 23,000 % are miles in the northwestern lion of Texas and the western - tion of Oklahama, where con ons were particularly unfavor 3. Dr. Hunter shows that, withstanding these conditions, insect continued to spread, to northward and eastward in Kansas, Mississippi, and Ala na. He says that the reduc fe’iiin numbers in 1911 was due combination of climatic in pnees which can only be ex ited to recur at infrequent ervals. and that, with the urn of favorable seasons, the evil will again multiply. He therefore, that it is neces •y for planters to continue nr fight against the weevil wording to methods that have an recommended by the Agri- Itural Department. These are a methods advised by the luthern Railway Cotton Culture Ispartment. ••It should be borne in mind |at the cultural methods recom landed by the late Dr. Knapp :d advised by our Cotton Cul- L 0 Department involve inten se farming. This is important It only as to cotton, but also as other crops, and we are urging •mers to produce all of the ains, fruits, vegetables, meats, ii-y products, and poultry used the farm so that they may not le to sell cotton regardless of ,rket conditions in order to y these things, but may be eto market thqir crop when STAI?KVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1912. there is an economic demand for it. It will thus be seen that the agents of the Cotton Culture De partment are giving advice as to farm operations generally. Their success in this is shown by the records made in 30 fields of corn grown in accordance with their advice. The average yield ob tained under improved cultural methods was 47£ bushels per acre, as compared with an esti mated average of 14 bushels per acre on similar lands in the same general localities. The best corn yield reported by our Cotton Cul ture Department was 82 bushels per acre on a field of 65 acres. “I desire again to call attention to the fact that the services of the field agents of this Depart ment are given free of charge to all farmers along the lines of the participating companies. Farm ers residing along the lines of these companies in localities where a field agent has not yet been stationed may obtain litera ture descriptive of the methods recommended by addressing Mr. TANARUS, O, Plunkett, General Agent, Chattanooga, Tenn.” An Unexcelled Offer For The South. Washington, D.C., Feb.—“ The South offers over $100,000,000 yearly to livestock raisers who will locate in that section and supply the demand for meats. The South consumes more meat per capita than any other section of the county. Fifty Southern cities are offering over $22,000,- 000 yearly to dairymen who will supply their demand for dairy products.” These startling statements are made in an unusually attractive booklet devoted to stock raising in the Southeast which has just been issued by the Southern Rail way System for distribution among stockmen and farmers of the West and Northwest in an effort to induce them to move into this region and take up the raising of cattle, horses, mules, sheep and hogs, thereby enrich ing themselyes and keeping in the South the vast sums now be ing paid other sections for meat and dairy products. Attention is also given to the great oppor tunities for profit in raising poul try. So important to the interests of the people of the South does the Southern Railway feel the live stock and dairy industry, that in addition to advertising to the outside world the great field open for profitable development in this direction, it is now oper ating a “Dairy Instruction Car” _pver its lines in the States served by it for the purpose of giving all possible information to the people at home ffcout raising Hye stock and the production of milk, cream and butter. The booklet is tilled with splen did illustrations of stock, forage crops, ideal dairies and pasture lands, and liye reading matter telling of the exceptional advan tages awaiting the practical dai ryman and stockman in the Southeast. The wide circulation which this handsome booklet will be given by the Southern Railway and affiliated lines should prove an effective boost for the South* Should Up-Hold The Law. If lawyers generally, in the practice of the law, would resort to less subterfuge and strategy to escape the law, and, instead, as all good citizens should, as sist the courts and juries in deal ing out evenhanded justice to all offenders *or alleged offenders against the law, there would be less lawlessness by 50 per cent in this state and nation than there is now. The Law is an honorable profession; and law yers as a class are above the average in their person al habits and private living; but their ethics are v strained; and the way they practice their profession makes them responsi ble for 50 per cent of the crime committed in this country. Crim inals, big and little, individuals and corporations, would fear the law more and obey it better were it not for the fact that they know money will buy the very best legal talent to help them cheat and defy the law. “A lawyer has a right to take any case that comes to him,” is the accepted creed among the profession, and we subscribe to that; but the lawyer has no right to take any case to help a criminal escape just punishment for his crime under the law. The honorable profession of Law, and its most •worthy members know it, is not held in theliigh esteem it*once was, and that is due to the ques tionable practices of some prac titioners. Is it not time the higher and better element of the profession were making some effort to stop this blight upon their high calling?—Hattiesburg News. Teachers’ State Convention. The local committee in charge of arrangements for the forth coming convention of the State Teachers’ Association, which will be held in Gulfport, Miss., May 2,3 and 4, today formed perma nent organization to handle the details of this important meet ing. The committee consists ot W. N. Driyer, Chairman; Prof. J. T. Connell, formerly Secreta ry of the State Teachers’ Asso ciation, and Prof. C. A. William son. From the reports sent out by the Committee and those in charge of the details of the meet ing, the Gulfport convention of the Teachers’ Association prom ises to be the largest and most representatives held. In addition to a delightful en tertainment program which has been arranged, a number of na tional speakers will address the convention. Arrangements are being made with the hotels and boarding houses in Gulfport and other coast towns to handle the large crowds that will attend the con yention. and the Committee has requested that the announcement be made that all those desiring accommodations are requested to write Prof, C. A. Williamson, has charge of the reserva tions for the convention. Among the speakers that will participate in the convention are Dr. A. E. Winship, of Boston; Hon. O. K. Beason, of Wash ington; Hon. Richard Pearson Hobson, of Alabama; Dr. W. S. Leathers and Prof, Joe Cook. It was announced that the rail roads of Mississippi will make an exceptionally low rate for this convention and the matter has been taken up with the traffic association, and it is expected that thj rate will be made public within the course of a few days. A CARD I desire to return thanks to the citizens and surrounding country for their liberal and loyal sup port in making my “George Washington’s Anniversary Sale” a most emphatic success. I ap preciate the same more than I have words to express and hope each and every one all happiness and prosperity in every effort exerted. We have a good town, good people, and a good country and there can be nothing to keep us down in any shape, manner or form. “United we stand; diyided we fall.” Again thanking you, one and all, I am very truly, B. Winn. Sturgis, Miss., March 5, ’l2. School Entertainment.- The college Y. M. C. A. and W. C. T. U. co-operatiye enter tainment at public school build ing last Friday evening was a decided success. Fully 400 peo ple were present. The full col lege orchestra under the super visee of Prof. Leake discoursed pretty music. Thanks are due the united organization for the privilege conferred by the prin cipal and board of trustees for courtesies extended, also to those outside who contributed to the success of the entertainment. • The Legislature has passed a resolution askipg Hon. Leroy Percy to resign his seat in U. S. Senate. It is asserted by the friends of Mr. Percy that he will have a committee appointed in the Senate to investigate his election by the State Legislature in 1911 for the honoiable posi tion. We believe that it will be the thing and let the light be turned on and show up the whole transaction. The people want to know something themselves and let the investigation be in the open and not confined simply to the friends of Mr. Percy or others who feel that they are the only ones interested. The political hank will be hope; will be strengthened out and no kinks left in the thread. J. J. Hughes charged with the murder of Tomqiy Dolan in Mem phis last June, was found guilty as charged in the indictment, the jury returning with a verdict aft er deliberating for 136 hours. Life imprisonment in the state penitentiary or death by hanging is the penalty which he must pay. He will be sentenced on March 16th. Have your Job Work done at the Newsgoffice, I EYELETSj Oyer in Arkan-saw tbe straw vote is being taken among the hayseed. Wonder if that hat has been taken out of the ring? Its going to be difficult to dis tinguish which hat is which. Hearst is being sued for $25,- 000 damages. Some are won dering what new thing the editor did really say. Hats are to be smaller in size this spring—that means pocket change will be short too —but gosh, the prices will be far reaching. Uncle Sam is wondering what those 280,000,000 hens are doing for a living. Pshaw, the idea. Winter is lingering in the lap of spring, but the old fellow will soon have to leave or he will be pelted with roses. That angleworm wiggle chang ed last week to the lobster bollis. And now the Double Springs Gazzok society editor is sending out invitations for that famous waltz. For the love of Mike, call Mutt and Jeff in.. My Boy. r ’ * '■ . V-' ’f* • . f .#■ My boy, you cease to come at night To gladly climb upon my knee: Your childhood days have taken flight And soon you will be leaving me; I may not greet you with a kiss Lest 1 your manhood should offend, But, oh, my boy, remember this; That I remain your staunchest friend. Your work is waiting for your hand The world will call to you ©re long To serve or to assure command, To show if you are weak or strong: Upon the wrung your foot is set; God give you courage to ascend. But well or ill do not forget That I remain your steadfast friend. My boy your playing soon'shall be □ A pleasant memory no more, But in your need come back tome. Nor pause to knock upon my door. The world will strive to break your will. Your trust in sorrow oft will end, But come what may, remember still That I remain your faithful friend, S. E. Kiser. Parts of the Chinese empire seems to be in a chaotic state, burning and pillaging is being in dulged in by some of the natives, but so far Americans are safe. ■ < ■ • • * - The Agricultural High School building to be erected at Long view is attracting much attention and it is expected that every thing will be in readiness for lull and complete work on time tor the September session. Hon. O. P. Turner, formerly of Sturgis, now a prominent planter ot the Delta, was here Tuesday looking for mules for sale, desiring tomake purchases. In conversation with aim he said that he could find larger mules in the western portion of the county that would suit the Defta better. For Sale. Roses, Garden, Ornamental Plants and JDut Flowers. The Cedar’s Green House, MchStf NO. 5o