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The Starkville news. (Starkville, Miss.) 1902-1960, March 08, 1912, Image 1

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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
••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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
“United we stand; diyided we
Again thanking you, one and
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,
Oyer in Arkan-saw tbe straw
vote is being taken among the
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
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,
NO. 5o

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