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•I. I.. MrCrorv. Morton. M;ss. I always thought that the scarceness of anything produced a better price; but it don’t seem to work this year. At this turn last year, cotton was selling at mv home market all the wa, from 1<> to lo«, cents, with about a l.% million crop. This year it can’t be possible the crop will be over K or s’* . mil-ion. and is not worth o\- r '* cents. Mr. Kditor. during the last ten days 1 have received several let ters from different parts of this state and other states, asking me some very important ques tions in regard to this part of Mississippi I will endeavor to answer them as briefly as pos sible, and trust mv answer wifi find space in your valuable paper, as I think there is no other place as good to answer them as through the Southern Farm (ga zette. The country in which I live lies a few miles west of I*ores?. Forest is the county scat of Scott county so that places us nearly in the center of thee >unly. This is a ompara lively level countrv f«.r sever* miles and a very thinly settled country, a very gout farming country. This land makes good corn, cotton, oats, peas, and all olh r crops that we try to raise Scott county has land of difTCi • ent natures black prairie, red prairie an ! sandy land, all of i! being high v productive. We have spring water. cistern water auu wdi water »n dit ferent sections of the land We cUim as healthy a country as any people, and through our *cclior. we have .»* fine a rang* for stock as the world could wish. We have hundred* of acres of woodland, land that Sirs open for our stock to range «m It affo'ds the finest of gr.i-,n and clover and pl< nty of c >o. *h ole for stock to re*t under. The old field* that are turned out here soon grow up into lin er*; and there i* soon another sure crop, tdackbcrric* for our hog*. 1 hiring suininer we have some mast here almost every year, either oik or hickory mast. and that is another lug htlp to our people in raising hog*. Some.ime* our hog* get lug fat on the mast and it is not neces sary for us to use any corn tin I less \vc nan* to. We have no stock law line in iour part of the county and don’t want any. The people have the privilege of pasturing their stock if they sec fit. If they prefer the range, which I do, they are at liberty to turn their "toek on it. It pays to have land for hay. 1 experimented this year on fi\e acres of land for pasturing hay. not having sufficient labor th.s voar to work my place. This piece of land was cultivated in corn .ast year, hispcdc t grew up in solid beds around the ends of the rows. There were two ditches running through the center of the tract and aiross e.u li other. I he ditch banks made a tine bed for the lcsj.<> di . a and by the _ middle of October the lesprdesa was knc.» high, all around the land and along the ditch banks. I turned my cattle on the land about the tirst of November in order to seed the Icspedera all over the land and to avoid the neccsstlv »f sowing it. The seed was thoroughly ripe. In walking through it the cattle threshed it out and much of it hung to their h«s js. Thcv broadcasted the »rnl solid for me I thought I would experiment on this land by u*dng i for pas ture and without i i»n«i s *me cattle <-n hand I had bought t * * ship, and cou d not turn them outside. I was compelled l«» srep them up to prevent them from straying oft, and I pastur tliem and s i ne horses on tilts !hr acres from the first of Jan uary liSS fhr first of July. I then t«*ok the sti>ck oi! for two months and used my mower on the !uy the first of September I cut a thousand pounds of as fine clover to the acre as a man flrrtl*; and now it’s about four inches deep m clover a 1 otrr, which furnishes my stock with as fine a pasture as they need from now* till killing frost. So you sec I will get about nine months of fine pasturage besides my pounds of hay, without a single furrow* of plow ing done or am thing spent foi grass seed. With best wishes f<*r the success of the Southern I'arm f*a/eite, I will close. J ^ m Non cannot excuse yourself for not tia\ing plenty of good fruit on a farm you own. Duroc jerseys and Poland China Hogs Rhode Island Reds and Partridge Wyandotte Chickens. 'I hev are a!i the best that money could buy. 200 young stock* now on in v vard. 1<> yearling ben? for sale. I MAMMOTH o\K SToi’K .V I’OIT/PRV FARM, _Mks N. K. i , May hew. \Jj88> I t IHRiE FARM JERSEYS. Bulls in Service: Dairyn an's Dairy Boy 67891, loo per cent blood of i*-.>«» i! i ■> Brian and 25 p r cent the b o 1 ! *»j !• |i,i :uh Brown Bessie, 2d and 1 <»th in St. L<»u:s test. j Golden lad’s Guaranty 60495, lmr orted in dam from | th Is n<1 of Jers* v. a grand breeder and grand individual. Diploma of Mi 1!brook 46123, s»re of t in list. Brown Bessie's Warranty 54446, tirandson of the Match.C"* Ibpiom.i and the renowned Brown ' i:« ss r. < !i flutter cow at W jrld’s Fair, through h«r greatest daughter Teasel, 20 pds., ■* or. flutter in 7 da\ s. A stu k guirmte* I agiinst tick fever. H. R. IHRIE, Prop.. Ihrie, Miss. 70 REGISTERED BERKSHIBES V y entire held "I ILikshires. numbering 70 head, a'J ag^s and including some magnificent young boars leady fm v ivuc and a handsome lot of gilts and year ling sow s hied to Noting Koval I Hike, winner of sth I ti/e in undei a \ at « Id class in ling of 24 at St. Louis W'»iLf\I a:i. 1*u4. ‘duality and quantity considered, I ■img c\ci ma le befoie in the South. S. O. 1101.12NGSWORTII, SHHi:\ I l*()KT. - - LOUISIANA. SMfir-'ZiiV WEL'V.l^MZaz rrwrr «gn»- ■■■ THE GILVO POULTRY FARM is • :i<t insi 12> Birr.-.I Phm »uth K* », k. R »sc Corn** Brown Leg* hor n and *> nij'.e t our* B iff L-'ch *rn c »ckcrels at a very low price Ante us \ ar wants. Wp have p‘t ised others and can please von. Salisfa; is u ,* .ir.iutecd. Let our prices before you buy j No more hers this season. K. 1C. BALLARD, Prop., Lilvo, Mtss. M* nev Order office Tupelo. Lee County. SHORT HORN CATTLE 1 'Nii. Iia v v on * v 11 !>i i» >n it our S11 te l'.iir in Col inn b us, Miss., Oi lobe* 2i t>> 2s. sHue i hoice vounjc bulls that must be sold. It will pay yon to see them. K. B. HARDV, K. P. D. No. 1, Columbus, Miss.