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Fourteen Cows, For Eight Hundred Dollars twelve Heiters, «i1f V.,U sas* ,hcm> don’t "rite l,m come Sixteen Bulls, and see them- w H SCALES, Macon, Miss. bushel boxes were gathered from the paten. The same acre was then cleared of stumps and planted without any additional fertilizer to sweet potatoas, from which we have just gathered at the rate of 150 bushels per acre. Thirty fertilizer tests have been conducted each with corn a cot ton and we gathered all the way from 370 pounds of seed cotton !per acre with no fertilizer to 1363 pounds where liberal amounts of acid phosphate and cottonseed meal were used, a drought of several weeks in June and July almost ruined our corn and seriously injured the cotton. Besides the fertilizer tests with corn and cotton we planted twelve * different varieties of each, tested four different ways of fertilizing sugar cane, 55 varieties of straw berries, three of chufas and planted as much as thirty acres in corn, peanuts, sorghum, sweet potatoes and cowpeas. By the 1 - tenth of July we had 35 acres rlparpd slnmna anrl nlantpH • * the various crops above mention * ” ed. Since that time we have cleared several additional acres have built one four room cottage for a foroman. three two room bouses for laborers, one large and commodious barn and pack ing room and have completed the i station residence- This fall we have begun experimenting with fall cabbage, winter oats, wheat, and about fifty varieties of grass es and clovers. Have begun feeding 30 head of steers on cot ton seed products priucipnlly to get the manure for fertilizing the land. Have just planted over 100 varieties of strawberries and a commercial patch of about 1 *4 acres, 36 varieties of apples, 36 of peaches, 17 of plums, 12 of pears. 12 of grapes, 6 of figs and 6 of mulberries are being set out I and a commerc'al orchard of about 2 acres will be planted in l peaches before Christmas, also * t-venty or tmrty pecan trees. We are fencing 130 additional acres of land about thirty acres of whice will be used for field crops the balance for pasture. To divide this into the numerous paddocks or fields required for experimental purposes - will necessitate about three miles of fencing. We have our posts set and hope to finish the work be fore the first of January. The New Orleans and North Eastern R. R. has been quite liberal with the station both in subscribing 'money to its location on their line and in giving reduced rates on freight'and other favors since its establishment. The officials of this r6ad have just been by to inspect our work and expressed themselves as much pleased with what had been accomplished. The soils of this section are naturally poor but susceptible of the highest development with proper treatment and fertiliza tion. They are admirably suit ed to growing fruits; especially peaches and plums, and almost every kind of vegetables. As I' much as sixty bushels of corn and one and one-half bales of ' ^ cotton have been made on choice acres near here. I have never seen better asparagus, tomatoes, plants, cantaloupes, or water melons, every things considered, grown any where than we raised here this year on land just taken in from the woods. Being far enough south and near enough the Gulf coast to have practically the climate of New' Orleans we may expect to reach the markets ahead of other competing points in the state and get the cream of the prices. There has been a truck growers association organized here which meets monthly and we expect to co-operate in growing and ship ping vegetables and thus to ship by the cardoad and get advantage of a much lower rate. In a few more months we hope to have an object lesson in the Station farm to teach the people the possibil ities of this soil and shall wel come all visitors to inspect the work in progress. Yours truly, E. B. Fkrris. — -- m Southern Farm Lands. Never in the history of the United States has there been such an active demand for farm lands throughout the entire Northwest, nor such a phenomi nal advance in prices as during the past three years. In Illinois the advance has been from $90 to $150 per acre; in Iowa from $35 to $75 and even higher; in Minne sota from $15 to$50, and in South Dakota from $2.50 to $30. Real estate prophets and others have each year predicted the top had been reached, and that prices must decline. Such, however, has not been the case. On the contrary, not only practical farmers, but bankers, mechanics, merchants and manufacturers, having idle money, have shown their confidence in the future of cultivable lands by making liber al land investments, and the prices have continued to go higher and higher. i iic question now agitating tne minds of all real estate agents (through whom 90 per cent, of all the farm lands are sold) is where can we find low priced real estate, and where will be the next great advance in iands? The object of this circular is to advise all real estate agents and others who handle farm Iands, that every indication now points to the South as the center of the next great boom, and our reasons for thinking this are based upon the following facts: 1st. Southern farm lands are too low, as compared with the market value of Southern farm products. To illustrate: in Iowa lands selling in the market ior $90 to $75 per acre, are rented for only $3.00 per acre. In Miss _ „ — J _• A 1 cotton belt, the Mississippi Val ley, improved plantations can be bought at from $30 to $35 per acre, and readily rented for six and even seven dollars per acre, cash, or, w hat is better at the present high price of cotton, for 100 pounds of lint cotton per acre; and upon which the taxes are not more than half what they are in Iowa or Illinois. 2d. All indications point to an increased demand and increased local market for all kinds of Southern farm products. The development of Southern oil fields furnishing cheap fuel is attracting the atcention of man ufacturers everywhere, and new / i ana important industries are springing up at many points along the line of the Illinois Cen tral and the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley railroads. Already these industries are creating a demand for all kinds of lumber used in the manufacture of furniture, caskets, vehicles and fa”rm im plements, Cotton and all its by products, the raw material of the South that for years has gone begging, is now in demand at greatly advanced prices, and with this comes a natural de mand, at higher prices, for everything grown upon the farm 3d. The cities of the South are, with the introduction of new industries, increasing in popula tion at a rapid rate. Every braneh of business is prosperous, hence there is an increased de mand for every kind of garden truck and fruits grown upon the farm. Under such conditions there can be but one result. Southern farm lands must, and will advance. 4th. The construction of an interoceanic canal, whether at Pauama or Nicaragua, will make New Orleans the gateway to im oortant new markets that h«f largely' the mining, manuiactu ring and agricultural products o: the south. It will be the means of calling the attention of thous ands of tourists and capitalists to the fertile lands of the Mississ ippi Valley. It will result in large investments of Northern capital, which is invariably fol lowed by immigration and a rapid advanee in the price ol farm lands. 5th. Unimproved hardwood timber lands of the very bes> quality are yet on the market at points in Mississippi, between Memphis and Vicksburg, at from $7 to $10 per acre. The cost of clearing and fencing these lands is not to exceed ten dollars per acre, and, when cleared, they will grow a bale of cotton worth from forty to fifty dollars per bale, or 60 bushels of corn worth from 60 cents to a dolla1 per bushel, to the acre. Every real estate agent who has studied the agricultural conditions o! this country understands how, with the raoid increase in nnnu latiou, making a constantly in creased demand tor everything eatable, it is utterly impossible for fertile lands to remain at preseut values in any section of our country either North or* South. The new industrial and com-! mercial conditions at New Or leans—the recognized metropolis of the South—are a source of wonder and surprise to those who remember the Crescent City as it has been for a half century prior to 1900. Throughout the city is now beard the hum of new industries, and New Or leans instead of being a sleepy and quaint old southern city, is fast coming to the front as a city of commercial activity, with prospects for the future not ex celled by any city in the United States; and the growth and de velopment of this city, and her loc.il and export market facilities, must necessarily increase the price of all farm lands tributary thereto. The passenger department of the Illinois Central Railroad Co., is interested in the development of all the cities on, and the coun try tributary to. its lines. It is interested in having the real estate agents on its line success ful, and would urge that they at once turn their attention to the South, as affording unusual op portunities for making money during the next five or more years. We confidently believe that the lands to which we have Oak Lawn While and Silver Laced Poultry Yards. Wyendottes, FOR SALK. From prize winning birds, cock’l scoring <ji> points, liens from 90 to 93 points. Prices on application. \no better blood anywhere. Kggs $2.00 to $3.00 per setting of 15. Satisfaction guaranteed. •. WHITK HOLLAND TURKKYS from 1st and 2nd prize winners. Toms $2.50, Hens $1.50, Trio $3.00. Address OAK LAWN POULTRY YARDS, ABERDEEN MISS. Plymouth Ms d Brown Lsg! EXCLUSIVELY. I give my entire time and attention to -the business. Illustrated catalouge free if you mention the Gazette. Write to-day. W. A. ELLIS. Rosa, Ala. Aberdeen Angus Cattle, 3 year old registered Aber deen Poll Angus Bull and several one-half Poll Angus yearlings and heifers for sale. Frank Binder, Greenville, Miss. Knight & Jetton, Rrc der-' and Dealers in Jacks, Jennets, Stallions, Durham and Hereford Yearlings, Mnrfresboro, Tennessee. *end stamp for free catalogue. PECANS. Fine Louisiana Paper Shell Seed Pecans. Famous the w orld over. Write for prices. J. G. THOMAS, Harnmond, La. Christinas and New Year Holiday Rates. Account of the above, tickets will be sold to the general public teachers and students, from all Agency stations of the Mobile & Ohio R. R., at rate of one and onc-third fare for the round trip. .Apply to Agents for rates, dates of sale, limits, etc. referred will, in the near future, advance in value from $5 to $10 per acre. We therefore, urge that all who are engaged exclu sively in the sale of real estate snail investigate thoroughly the lands on and tributary to this Company’s lines, in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississ ippi and Louisiana. We want you interested with us in the development of this country, and will be glad to correspond with you in reference to the same; and if mutually agreeable, to make the usual advertising contracts with all agents who will devote their time and energy to the sale of Southern farm lands. For a copy of the "Southern Home seekers’ Guide,” “Folder for Home-seekers and Land In vestors,” and other information concerning the South, address the undersigned at Dubuqe, Iowa. Very respectfully J. F. Mi.rry* Ass’t Gen’l Pass’r Agent. Fn|LaP~To introduce Modem Kenaedlca. we will llth tend m B5e package of our Modern Liver Tablet* on receipt of 10c In sttinpa to pay pottage aud aosnit a**»x co., *•»»«. iu, Magowah Meadows Stock farm ** Registered Dorset Hci ned Sheep , Registered Red Polled Cattle. A number ol Bull calves will be offered at reasonable prices, from good home raised cwws — tick fever proof. Calves due in March and April, 1903. Come* and see the best harmers Cow and the Champion Bull in the State. . W. S. Turner, Rural Free Delivery Route, lour miles and a hall' east of CRAWFORD, AlISS. 1 FIRM OFFERS FOR SALE 1 20th Century Alpha De La vall Separator, Baby No 2.— Good as New. (1 Delivery milk wagon with shaft and pole1 fitted for bot tles and cans. 1 Ten gollcn milk can. 1 Butter printer, Eureka No. 2. i wcigui [JiuuT carrier. 1 Butter worker, Lever, bottles, jars, etc. Address, OAK LAWN FA KM, L. G. NISBET. Aberdeen. iVIiss. A11 or part will be sold cheap. Wanted■ A first class Saddle and Driving horse. Write me. Dr. T. F. Kilpatrick, Noxapater, Miss. WHITEHOLLAND TURKEYS Nice Pure White Holland Turkeys $4.00 per trio. These turkeys do not _ stay away from home like ether kinds, but always come home to roost. Turkeys weigh 24 pounds at 1 year old. J. C. PACK, Stark villi;, Miss. Southdown Sheep. I have a few pure bred and some very choice high graded ewes bred to registered Buck for sale at reasonable prices. W. K. Holliday, Prairie, Miss,