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aide bv men who don’t know *30114 h .1 ”> o u t ■ a r m o 4 t » h n i w t|at wbat :** suitable for North cm farm jr** i-» frequently verv ftuaiub.e for Southern farmer*. TbeT publish almost whatever mines to ban I on the subject of farming n the hope of making f*rtner- >ub-cn *e for th.. ir g,'«rsp lper*.; and the farmer who tne- to follow their teach in*j* *s'ike. v to land in the poor house. He can’t be blamed for savirnj that a paper—such a pa per—cao t tell h■ m how to farm Dollars, not Acres rac a-t dc a an r her co umn explaining bow J >c D. lUrtnes^ «riil dear 5145 on one ace of land with an expense of onlv bon** that nhouid be carefully considered. Manv other cases could b* cited in which as food or better profits have been (Bade in a sirni ar wav. K-ery to-vn of aiv su; in this territory has to ship vegetable* m some tins during the year Anv one ar:tb tb * energ v and intelligence 8ec ssary can make far more as >ncy raising vegetables ano ®*ke it more easily tbm he can ratting cotton; and yet vegeta bies continue to be shipped into air. mt every town. If tine desires to keep on rais in cotton, he can ra.se better v. ..it he d >.*s fix' i* he will give p. *t of bis a'.tcnt: >d to raising v g: table**. The same unfavor able weather would not be liaeiy to injure all b:s crops to the si ne extent. Surer profit aud U'ger profits should be goo*! rciviflH for ior farmer to drop par; of 3;** cotton and give some ol flisa’tenwon toother things. Forestry in Mississippi Forester anJ Plant tlree«!cr George L. Clothier, Agricultural Col lege, M:*» The practice of forestry in Our Country has a very recent br ginning, while in our State it is an almost unknown art. The vast pine forests and the lumber industry dependent thereon, to gether with the great variety of bardwods scattered through the agricultural sections of the State, make the foreat resources of Mississippi second to few other states o! the Union. A field of unknown possibilities to the forest, r is to be found m ttu cu.tiv.*tion and improvement oi our deciduous sp. cies. In Europe forestry has been practiced tor centuries, and em pirical methods have been de veloped to fit species and condi tions peculiar to Europe. Since nearly «»li forestry liter iture has t>c« n en veloped to fit old world conditions, we must reh largely uoon curse’ vi s for the dis covery of principles applicable to our own conditions. It is possioly not generally known to American**, that Europe possesses less than fifty ******* *■ ** wnue .sortn j America, excluding Mexico and other tropical regions, has ten limes «s many. The methods of forest management described in such detail in all the Kuroptan text books are consequently ap plicable to a very iimited num :w»r of species. The same economic princi ples which are fundamental to the pra» lice of forestry apply everywhere. Forestry is not practicable if it cannot be made o pay financially. As an eco nomic proposition, forestry sim ply utilizes a part of the land tor the production of something valuable to mankind. When ever land can be applied to a h-.ghcr use than the growing of trees, the public good demands that it be devoted to that m< re productive use. Many go> d people are proac to look upon forestry an a means for the preservation of trees from use. in order not to mar the beauties of the andscapc. People w.ih such sentiments often gain the cars ci legis.ators. proposing impractical schemes which serve only to stir up the opposition of the lumbermen and thus hinder the cause of forestry. The practice of forestry is based up on the fundamental idea that wood crops arc to be harvested as well as grown The forester destroys trees, but he repro duces others to lake their places. Without the co-operati »n of the lumbermen the forester can do little good in this country. The economic principles that forestry must pay has some times operated to prevent the application of good forestry methods, because our foresters may not have yet discovered how to make it pay. Every worker who can discover new I Jscs tor f >re-t products or ,vbc can render certain qualities in , ,rest trees more desirable or can incr-a-e the productiveness of a species will confer a lasting benefit upon his fellow mi n. be sides making a wider and more intensive practice of forestry possible. '1 he purpose of the fori -try divt-ioti in the Depart mi nt of Horticulture at the Ag ricultural and Mechanical Col lege is to di-cover mein- for’ making the practice of fore-try an economic pos-ibility througn out the state. In this connection it maybe, stated that American forester have not vet found it possible to advocate the planting and culti vation of man v of our most valua b e hardwood forest species, simply because, in nature, they grow too slowly to wake plant ing a profitable investment. M jsi prominent among the neg lected spre es are the hickories. ' I be Old World does not possess! a wood that compares with our shag bark hickory for the con struction of vehicles and iarm implements. This tree also produces the most palatable nut grown anywhere in the world; but owing to the thickness of the shell and the smallness of the kernel, its use as food has not become ve»y extensive. At the i oliege it is proposed to de velop a thin shelled hickory nut that can be grafted on the wild ti cvs of the forest, thus mak ng nut culture .1 verv important ad junct to forestry. When the farmer can convert his wood lot into a source of annua- profit e u i vale at to thu ‘ r :c e v < *! f r > n the orchards >: i. walnuts in California. the question ot how to i mprove the w >>dlot from the forester s standpoint will have solved itself. Farmers all over the State are requested to send in samples ot the largest and tbincst shilled hickory nuts to the Forester, Agricultural College, Miss. These nuts will be planted in the College nursery and will be used as a basis for the origina tion of valuable new* varieties. When hog killing tixe arrives, are you going to have bogs of vour own raising to kill? If not you’ll have to give up more than a little of vour hard earned * money to buy what you should have produced at little cost. i Breeder’s Cards. 1 r.der this heading, ads will he in serted for ;>5 cents a word for one year; cents a word for six months; 13 cents a word for three months Maine, numbers and initials count as words. No advertisement accepted for less than One Dollar. Count the words carefully and Send Cash with the Ad. Sal ad in Collie Kennel registered "Cutch collies f r -aie at all times, h L. Love. Newton, Miss. Immune Polled Durham and Short Horn cattle for sale. K. L. Seale, L.v ingston. Ala. Thoroughbred po nter pups for sale at 53 each or $8 per pair. Dwight "mythe. Lake, Miss. For sale or exchange for milk cat tle. 18 head fine l lack Aberdeen Polls. F L. Wright, Horn Lake. Miss. Rhode Island Reds. S Wyandotte?, Barred Flyrooutn Rocks. 1U0 youn* stock now on my yard for sale. A rito for prices. Some tine show birds. Eck* 51..'0 per sitting of 15. (Mrs.) Cha*. A. Rice, Route 1. Middleton, Ga. For sale registered Short Horn Dur ham Bull. B D. Watson. Durant. Miss. Onions and Peppers Kpitok Gazette: I am contemplating planting five acres of creole onions and ten acres of peppers, and want to kno v whit kind or kinds of fertilizers to use undereach. J. A. Redhead, Centreville, Miss. Answer bv Assistant Horti culturist C. T. Ames, Agricultu ral College. Miss.: .\n anaiv-is ot toe onion snows that :t takes from the -oil pot a-di. phosph* ric a id and nitro gen. As the majority of our c.’.iv subsoil lands have potash in -udicicnt quantities for almost any crops, we have to use oniv nitrog n and phosphoric acid. 1> the free u-.e of stable manure on good •'jos, tb • quantity of nitrogen anil phosphoric acid can be very much reduced. 300 pounds of phosphoric acid and 5oo pounds of cottonseed meal app led per acre before planting, and 150 pounds of nitrate of soda per acre applied after the plants are well started, will give good results. Peppers like a rich moist soil. A soil that has been previously well fertilized with stable manure for other crops will grow good peppers. 200 pounds of phosphoric acid added to such soils will pay well. Avoid the use of too much nitrogen, as there is danger of too much stalk growth at the expense ot fruit.