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The Southern farm gazette. (Starkville, Miss.) 1895-1909, October 15, 1903, Image 13

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cjpB Progressive Farming.
jBvgriculturc has not achieved
BT- greatest triumphs until the
8 :rms of the country are made to
Broduce annually the full mcas
Bre of their natural capacity. The
■t!> tcrioration so transparent in
■many localities mn«t he super
|s« ded by a more progressive re*
Igimeof agriculture. The robbing
process, to which the soil has
been subjected, must be elimin
ated anti a system adopted which
will ultimately restore the land to
its pristine fertility.
It is incompatible with the law
of compensation to take a large
series of crops from the soil
without the application of restor
ative fertilizers. In but few local
ities is there the attention given
totbe maintenanccof the product
ivcness of tbc soil which its par
amount importance demands. In
many sections farm operations
have hern prosecuted w ithout ro
tation of crops, until the land tails
•o yield profitable returns, and
the homestead is abandoned or
-old for a pittance. These finan
v :a! failures in agriculture could
have been avoided by a more sci
■ nt:tic conrsc of farming.
The fertility extracted from
me soil by forage crops can be
returned in the excrements if fed
to live stock. Live stock facili
tates tin- ruUtiou of crops and
the maintenance of normal fertil
ity of the soil. Where live stock
- sept ou the farm restorative
cops can be grow n as extensive
<\ sired. Live stock furnishes
■. - v. st facilities for the market
I - many of the crop* and by
<: cts of the farm. It has been
'! that localise Uvo blades of
i'i trow where but one
„ is to become a benefa toi
nUind. Such farming dnub
• • income of the a^ricultur*
h-, bus improve* the fertil
is holdilips,
live slock in the . urn
:t .1 belt, the magnificent
that fertile section
t - .;tl, become unpro
l*he products «*f the
r 1 • ted in bve stock
j i lU’i. and by products
*.o th< s >il to maintain
i l.iti w productiveness.
d' .i’a! development
a::\ in r.Msinn,, in many
I i.iti s the people have yet
s the problvin of profitable
!• tomuiunitictt where live
slock and diversified crops have1
been the regime of farmers, agri
cultural wealth has steadily in
creased. while in localities where
raising grain h.is been the prin
cipal industry, the land depreci
ated in value and productiveness,
until it was either abandoned or
else <li voted to live stock husdan
drv. The curriculum of agri
cultural colleges teaches that per
rnanent prosperity and success
ful tarming cannot be conducted
i"r a series of yvars without the
auxiliary of live stock to consume
the roughage crops torccuperate
the exhausting fertility *>f the
land.— Drovers’ Journal.
(.aptnin Merry's Immigration
. Work,
Captain J. I'. Merry, Assistant
General Passenger Agent of the
Illinois Central h’aiir.vad System,
with headquarters at Dubuque,
Iowa, arrived in the ci.y jester*
day establishing a northern col
ony at Hammond, and he is very
enthusiastic over the success
which has been met with in shij*
ping milk and other dairv pro
ducts from that place. He says
the country between Ponchatnnla
and McComb arc especially ad
apted to dairying, and the Tang-j
ipaboa river provides a-* good
dairying as can be found in any
of the rocky hills in New hn
Capt. Merry is very much
pleased with the new industries
that arc springing up along the
Sinn lie rn nnc* ot the ininot*
Central, ami lie is enthused with
the success which Northern coin*
ni*t*-bave met with in this sec
tion He has received a number
of Jeters from people it; the north
west, who have been attracted
southward by the growing de
scription* given them by friends
who have located in tilts section.
Captain Merry thinks ti::*, will
be a banner car for immigration
to the South from the northw.-st.
i-ril s;,,us. ili- has so far ibis
\ ear published w n bulletin* cov
ering a w ide range «*t subjects
bear'ii;g ujM>n imlnstrialisni in
tin South. Hi* last folder dec!*
with immigration. < >n lit-, pres
ent trip laptain Menu will tr
range for getting out the ele
ve-nth folder. Southern immigia
lion, liv* s ivs. is no b ngi r an ex
periment. Not a day pus-c > t li&t
Northern fannies cii no ros*.
the bridge at t oro. de*t aed for
points in Kentucky, Tcnncssor,
Mississippi ami Louisiana liaily
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I Red Poll Bulls a d Heifers 1
s -FOR SALE-- ;
*t» ^
*4« A i.i. KKatsr.-tKKD—Ages ranging from lO^moalhs to' 2's years. «e»
if Hear.tiful animalsof choicest breeding in America and from best foun
1 •
UilllOU HlOCK . AM Sl< >Ck Will l»P
-old with corti ticate of inocula
tion by I)r Robert, of the A. «St
M. t ollege, state Vetiuarian.
We have never lost a >i~gle an- *
imal from aclimation or tick
fever after completed inocula
tion by stiite Vetiuarian. al
though covered with ticks after •
that time The Red Poll cow ,
Beatrice, won tir-t prize $1,000
in cash iit the International
Live Stock Show at Chicago in !
last November in general pur
* purpose class, counting the in
* (mutual cow. her inilk ami butter production and her cal'. *
* They arc the more' makers; they will pay the mortgage: better than *
* bank *tock or 1’nlted Stat** Ilotid*. J
s A. W. HALBERT, *
J v— Starkville, Miss. {
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1’iltv line hrecil
• i
cmv ?■. Fourteen
lm|»ot te«! cows, ;(ih1
three ImportcU hulU
from lln^luml.
Male* an*i female*
for *e.!e .it ai’. t mev
' v the uml r*iyne«l
$ i. II. !i:\MN(iS, Proprietor, M
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