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" ~ f* m n m A Semi-Monthly Journal for Farmers. _Stock-Raisers, and their Emilies. VOL: 12. NO. 1. STARKVILLE. MISS. NOVEMBER IV. 1906 VO CENTS A TEAR. SI750 FOR OUR SUBSCRIBERS « A great Winter Prize Contest Is Arranged by the Gazette for Getting Subscriptions. 1 he Southern rtrm Gazette will give cash prize* amounting to $500 on the conditions named below, and commissions amount* ing to $1250. The commission will be paid whether agents win a prize or not. The winning of a pri e will depend on whether an agent excels others in getting subscriptions and whether the number he gets is as large as the following paragraphs state to be necessary. If no one win* the first prize, the first winner majr secure the second prize and the winners of smaller prizes will follow as the number of sub* scribers each scuds in warrant*. Since the comroi*aion* will be given, whether an agent secure* a prize or not, one i» sure to be well paid for bis work; and if he wins a prize, nc win oc very wen paid. Commissions arc to be reserved by agents at the rate of 25 cents for each subscription when they remit for subscrip tions sent in, and everything munt be kept on a strictly cash basin. Neither the Gazette nor • the agent shall be a debtor to the other, as it would require too much bookkeeping. To be entitled to a prize, an agent must say in every letter contain ing a remittance that the agent is in the winter pri/e contest. No one will be allowed to take autisrriptions for less than 50 | cents a year, or $1 for three years that arc wholly in advance. Any subscriptions taken for less will be cut from the list as soon an the publishers learn of it. There will be ten prizes given. The following statements show what the winner of any prize will get, and how many subscrip tions will be needed to win in any case: 1st Prize, $25<> 2>o i subscriptions required. Commission on 2500, $*.25 Prize,. 250 Total earnings, .. $*<75 2d Prize, $1«)0 1000 subscriptions required. Commissions on 1000.$25" Prize* . • 100 Total earning*, . $350 'd Prize, $*•»> mh) subscription* required Commission on »•<*>. $15o Prize,. **o Total earnings,. $2lo 4th Prize, $ to 400 subscription* required. Commission on 4oq,.$10n Prize.* 40 Total earning*.$H0 5th Prize, $20 200 subscription* required. Commission on 200,. $50 Prize,.. • 2o Total earning*..$70 nth I*i i/e, $10 It mi subscriptions required. Commission on 1CH*. . $25 ! Prize,. 10 Total earnings,.. $55 7th Price, $5 | 50 subscriptions required. !Commission on 5“,.$12.50 Price. 5.00 Total earnings,.$17.50 Price* *• and 10 are the same in all respects as No. 7. tireat care bas been taken to provide prizes for those who do not secure large lists of sub scribers, likewise to insure that each will be paid for his work even if he should happen not to win a price. One cannot lose and may win a neat sum. This i* the most liberal oflcr ever made by any Southern paper, and it* like will probably never be made again. The contest must close at the time set, and will give a good opportunity to put in time profitably during the dull winter season. Send for sample copies and get to work right away if any of the big prices and liberal commis sions are wanted. Delay will not accomplish anything. Start today to become a winner. Sot* I HICKS FaHM (tAZK'l n, Starkville, Miss. On the Hoad Ip I*. II. Kennedy, Adaton, Mu*. Em ton (Iazkttk: As I have not seen anything in the dear old Gazette to swell its circulation, I thought I could pass a few pleasant moment* in no better way than in giving its readers a few dots. I think I would be treating you with in justice if I didn’t tell you how 1 have prospered since takiug the | Gazette, the best farm journal in Dixie. I am an old Cooled, was a member of Co. C, Htb Miss. Vol. Kcgt. I always bad just enough brains to take counsel; and will add that with the aid of the Gazette 1 have made this year four bales of cotton and 200 bushels of corn, and made it so easy it seems like a gift. Had I not taken the Gazette and been educated by-its teachings, I would today be still on the dead road to damnation. Farming friends of Dixie, you who don't now take the Gazette take it one year; and if you don't realize compound produce and handle, more mooey in one year than you have in two, I wilt cheerful ly pay for the paper. Kditorial note: If more men would seek the aid of others' experience to find a way to get on the road going up, they would rise faster, make the new Dixie a land of greater abun dance than the old, and find more joy in life. Oat growing should be done more extensively in the South, especially since it gives oppor tunity to grow more cow peas conveniently. Oats is one crop with which fertilizer brings good returns, if grain is the aim.