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hand milking. Mr. S ”'mour
sends in'' milk to a cornu lp.irv. \\ c were at Mr. S. vmour’s at milking time and saw the cows milked. Three men operated the machines and took care of the milk, but two men could have done it. It took just a few m nutes over an houi to m. * the »>u cows. At Mr. Se v iron * ** they had given up the h.»nd strip ping after the machines because thev said there was no u«e of it. The cows seemed '.o enjoy the milking. We did not see one that resisted in any w »v. Thev were <|uu*t and ordcrlv. 'Hie most of them continued eating but some of them sp.ppcd oat* tnrr tt lu:a f Va »• tt , . t a ) . ., ■ t ^ * ! • ' • fS * . ' • v • ' » * ■ • ed and stood there contentedly. This plant was the first one that the manufacturer of these ma chines installed outside of his own farm. There h a \ c been no repairs with the exception of 52 or $3 spent for rubber caps on the teat cups. Here the vacuum pump was operated by a gaso line engine, while at Mr. Skin ner's the vacuum was produced by a steam jet. We then met the manufactur er. who arranged for us to sec the milking done the next morn ing at bis "Overlook farm." A carriage was waiting at 5 o'clock in the morning and we drove up the hill, which is a long, steep one. to the farm Here we saw some 2" cows. 1 ' of w in. h were giving milk, and on this herd practically all of the experiment ing has been done, the older cows having been milked with a machine for the past two years. Of course we expected to find the stable at this barn m a model condition anil we certainly did The c<*w» were scrupulously cleac; the stables were clean, and the attendant v.as clean. This plant is operated nv a small electric motor, '1 he cows acted no different when bcini* milked than they did at Mr. Seymour's. Here three machines were operated by one man. !• rom there we went through the fac tory and saw the mat hide in the various processes of manufac ture. No eiTort has been made to advertise the machine, and yet the factory is behind on or ders. The manufacturer stated that he decided not to put the machine upon the market until he w as satisfied beyond a doit lit that it was successful. We ’earned here that the Tewars, of Wayne Co., had ordered an out tit for their Ann Arbor Farm, «»nd a so that Mr. Parmalee. of Adcgan Co., had ordered a ma chine. both ot which were about to be shipped. W'e also learned that Mr tluricr. of Illinois, who ordered his first machine last December. had just ordered jenough more machines to milk | the entire herd of 2<M» cows. •, >v. Warner was enthusias tic o', er the practicability of the invention, and we both decided to order machines for our own I use. The (iovernor ordered a si\ machine plant; that is, 12 c«"v *» c an be mi ked at once, and i ord red .» four machine plant which will mtik s cows at a tune. We could not get immediate shipment on these mm hines tint I expect to have mine installed and in operation in about two weeks. I will then be ready to speak from experience with re gard to this seemingly wonder ful invention. I mproved 1 mplcmcnts ii: Mi <»« t, \ .»> lit: I have the June Is copy of the Southern 1 arm ‘.a. cite on mv desk. I have been taking thi* valuable farm paper five or six years and like it more ami more every copy. I think it is getting «»n the right tra<k. encouraging the farmers to give their varied experiences, and if all farmers would take several farm papers, they would profit by their neigh bor's experience. 1 take four or five, and consider the harm (ia .cite one of the best. I live in town, but have a so-aerc farm partly in the corporation. I use all improved implements such as two-horse cultivators, ten fiwO i. i.fiwtllk r\i'r linrrf.u. mi.I <!ic busier, stalk cutter, double shovel sole cultivators, live-tooth cultivators, cotton, corn and pea planter, and some others. One man with a two-horse cultivator can do as much work in one day as four men and four horses or mules, and do better work. I use lo.inch sweep and turning wing on each side and straddle the row; and in one round finish two rows out and out, and never have any middles left to get grassy. I think all two-horse farmers should have one; and your valuable paper should en courage the use of labor saving implements, as we are much be hind in the use of such. < )l !> St liSCKIMKW. Kditorial note: Such state ments as the foregoing from a success! ul man should set others to thinking on whether thev are improving or neglecting their opportunities to produce crops cneaplv. We hoar a’l the time complaints that labor is Ire coming more difficult to got. As other industries develop in the agricultural South, this la bor question will become more serious. In some respects it is to be regretted: but in one par ticular it is a blessing in dis guise, since it will compel the use of modern implements, im plements that will enable one • M ‘i n • m n -» it < I l . .(toe « • •. . t* l • at a greatly reduced cost. It the use of new methods and improved implements will ena ble a man to do twice as much work and make the work of bet ter <ju.i'ity at the same time, it would seem that no man would hesitate long about putting him self into condition to work that way if circumstances permit of it and the foregoing experience rejK>rts that “one man with a two-horse cultivator can do as much work in one day as four men and four horses or mules, anil do better work.” Those who can improve labor con ditions on then own farms this way and do not. cannot con sistently complain <»f poor labor conditions and inefficient labor ers m general. 'The Lord will i continue to help those who help themselves. There is another marked ad vantage in using implements that will enable a man to do his work more economically. Fre quent shallow cultivation to a i certain extent takes the place of fertilizers or soil fertility. Most Southern crops arc not cultivat ed often enough. The pri(na tive idea is too much in vogue, that cultivation is merely to keep down grass and weeds. It promotes growth in the crop i cultivated whether there are any grass or weeds to be killed. It also saves the available soil fertility for the sole use of the crop, instead of letting part of it be used to grow weeds and grass. The frequent shallow cultivation also forms a dust mulch on the soil, and prevents the atmosphere from carrying away moisture during drv sea sons. At the same time it leaves j the soil in condition to absorb ! the rainfall readily when show | ers come. It must be evident to all that when a man can cultivate his j crops in a short time and at Jsmail expense, he is far more likely to cultivate frequently. ' Labor saving implements will ■ brinjr this about, and the farmer who does his own work or has it done under his own supervision 'and at his own expense i* the man who will be the first to use them and by his example show ! his community that each farmer can largely sol\e the labor prob* ' icm i<>r nimscn ami also net Jar more money from farming. No more important question con fronts the Southern farmer 10 dav than the i|ticstion of using i im proved im pie men ts. The (ia/ette would be glad to | have the expcrience of many on this question for puuuation. I Kvery farmer who uses such implements is capable of de termining how much labor they save him. Such statements are what is wanted. 'I'he lia/.ette has said before and here repeats, th at any man who is capable of writing a letter to Ins wife is ca pable of stating such facts so that the editor can present them in the (.a *tte in a form satis factory to all. There is a!>o a class of farmers who would con tribute articles just as they want them to appear in print, if # M A t ( ... . l.itu « C ■. . 1. * • * » ' ■ ' - * *■'v" •• • J • I 'MV II uan write their letters hurried ly. leaving something for the | editor to do in the way of pre paring them for the printer. If this class of men rea!i/ed how helpful to the r fellow farmers their contributions are, they would not hesitate in giving their experience, 'j'hcrc arc thou sands of farmers hungering for it. It means better food and ; clothes and homes and schools and churches for our fellow I men, their wives or helpless ! children. -— — ~ hYading advertisements, send ing lor catalogs of what is offer ed for sale and studying them is profitable work lor a farmer. It informs him what the world is doing, and suggests new oppor tunities for him. -— —► —— Tell your friends to ask for samples of the (Jazette.