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There is no better evidence of agricultural progressfthan has been given by the exhibits at the fairs held this tall. Though conditions were not what might be considered the most fa\ora ble, very attractive displays have in most cases been made. As a general rule the dislays of live stock in this territory were a decided improvement over preceding ones. It is a significant fact that the poultry shows held in connection with the fairs have made far greater advance than the displays in any other line. This confirms what all who were in close touch with the trend of events knew—name ly, that the poultry industry is making wonderful progress. It is something that etfects the in tcrcsts of a very large propor tion of the families in any com munity, whether they reside on large or small farm*, or merely have a small village lot to raise chickens on. Kven many of those residing in cities keep poultry for pleasure and profit. It is certainly fortunate that poultry gives promise of soon occupying the leading position in the South that it does in more developed section* of the coun try. Kvery line of industry exer cises an influence on kindred lines; and the present rapid de velopment of the poultry indus try is certain to have a good in fluence on live stock raising. While it will have the strongest influence perhaps on live stock raising, it will affect all lines of agriculture. When one is awak ened to higher aims and better methods in any line of work, poul try raising or any other line, those aims have a beneficial in fluence on all other lines in which the person is engaged. Poultry raisers have as a rule given more care to preparing their exhibits for the fairs. Most of them groomed ihcir birds carefully, while in too many cases exhibitors of quad rupeds displayed mud, burs, i ticks, and scabs along with the.r animals. The owners of ani mals so conditioned could hardly hope to win prizes. In some cases high class cattle were taken fresh from grass and re ceived their first feed for the year when they were placed on exhibition, when they received such feeding ns caused them t< bloat till they took on the shape of poisoned pups. When such stock fails to win prizes, it is not the fault of the judges or the stock; but of the exhibitor who did not take the pains necessary to condition his exhibit for the fair. There were a good number of (livestock well prepared for the I show ring, and they attracted the attention they deserved. ! They were worth as much to the general public as to their owner, since the sight of them is highly educational. It is a mystery why not more good hogs were put on exhibi tion. There are many of them scattered throughout the sec tions in which fairs were held, but not many were to be seen on exhibition. Hogs, like ! poultry, arc something that is to ! be found on every farm and at many village home's; anil ought 1 to have been much more in evi dence. If the hog raisers had been organized as the poultry raisers arc. there can be no doubt that more hogs would have been shown and that the public would have been moved to a greater liking for well bred hi»gs. The public would have been benefitted; but the hog breeders would have benefitted more. The South is suffering from a lack of organization. K\cry man seems to consider that he is self-sufficient. What is the re sult’* The public is educated \ery slowly to the advantage of good hogs, and the breeders make less profit than they would if well organized. What aoohes to hog raisers in this respect, is largely true of breeders of other quadrupeds. The poultry or ganizations are getting their striking results because the poultry growers are organized. The breeders mother lines can not hope to do as well till they organize and help to educate the public fer tbc<cncra! good. Organizing and managing a fair is a thankless task at the best, and unstinted credit should be given those who have been public-spirited and sell-sacrific enough to do the thankless job. <iood results have been got in several cases by those in control giving some of their attention to a fair for a few weeks. It woulu be far better it those section* that are to have fairs next veai had a well organized and active fair association now. The mem hers of the association would have twelve months in which tr interest farmers in getting something ready and exhibiting it at the fair. Good exhibit? cannot usually be prepared in a few weeks. If a breeder make* up his mind now to exhibit stock a year later, he is pretty sure t< have something good to exhibit. Twenty such men in any com tnunitv will make a wonderful improvement in the fair of next year. Organize. Organize fair association? now. organize live stock associa tions of all kinds. Organize and keep the organi zation active, by work and defi nite aims. Turner’s Red Polls _ Mr. \V. S. Turner, the Kcd Poll man. of Crawford. Miss., i* to have an exhibit of Red Polls at the Jackson Pair, Nov. 27 to Pec. 1. He is well known te readers of the Gazette, being a regular advertiser; and makes a specialty of pure fired, home grown Red Polls. He reports a number of good shipments in Mississippi and adjoining states recently. Too many think that it is mere stinginess to work hard to draw the last drop from the udder of a cow. but it is good business. The last milk in the udder is far richer than that previously drawn, and clean milking in creases the milk that a cow will give. Yearling heifers nceil little ffrain. Bran, cow pea hay. 01 hay made from any of the ch* vers- some food with a larjje proportion of bone and muscle maker is helpful in their devel opment. Conveniences in the farm home are as necessary as they are on the farm outside of the residence. • • • • • ^ Soil fertility is necessary for lai>je crops cheaply produced. an«l a rotation of crops is neces sary for fertility cheaply pro duced. . .. . Fine Angora Goats Murk'* and ewe* for ale. Mrs. Am* old. Kin^-ton, N. M..paid "I, nni for a . [half-brother of the s re of my head truck . li. M.\his, Ackerman. Mi..*, I Short Horn Bull For Salt Solid rod. registered Short Horn trull ’„■ years old, $ioo. K. M.Smiiii. lavettc. Miss. Poland China Pigs Sul»ie« t to registration .,n.l tine in dividual*. I will <*ell them f«,r |jq each to more them quicklv. U. M. KlU». "tarrUJe. ,\f JERSEYS FOR SALE ' Choicely bred Jersey ‘culls ready for service. Krcsh registered j cows and heifers, ail well bred. , Ahmii h Monti.omkky, Starkulic, Miss. BERKSHIRES * >1 lx-*t ty|ir ami breeding. j Write, explaining fully what you want. If l can't till your bill, will *a_v *o ; plainly. If I can. w ill make von . price*. J W. IIAMII T«».\\ Monika. Mi**. For Solo or Eichanp «>nr W inch Nordyke .* Merman grl*t mill, one N*». 2 (%>rn am! * ob | cru*her. one mi egg incubator and | brooder. \V. A KIKK. Mirtnamillc. Mi*». High Grado Jorsoy Cows jo. *ome with young i«ioall git i *ng mil It. for I oin. A I.S« i 1 Kir or Jrrwi hi*'*, s. r. (irattberry. Wc»*oti, Mi**. But Clmr Sttd. M.irr Closer iDtkrt the rin<-»t «ml *.ure*t of all winter p*»tur age known. Hori. dicrp, and cattle cat it with threat reliah. No amount •»( frcc/iut will kill it. lake all clour it jjr< atljr rmi. hr* the Mill. !*rice. #1.50 per hu*hel in am quantitN it. A. BEATTIE, Starkvllle. Mlw. (irafteil Pecan Trees ! of the l>cst p.ipernht‘11 varie ties. Well if row n. (Guaranteed j ’ true to name. For descriptive price list write C. FokkkkI', 'Proprietor Hay View Nursery, Ocean Springs, Miss. Invite your friends to ask for sample copies of thc(«Azi i ik.