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I I S mm [>ook at the date with your address either just above this or on the wrapper around
^ I I Lc ^ ft V your paper if your paper comes in a wrapper. That date shows the last paper you llllllllllO ■% have paid for. FMease remit in time. Always give your name and address just as we B^ \w IBB Key I B print it or explain why not. A Semi-Monthly Journal for Farmers. - Stock-Raisers.andTheir Families. zrz • VOL 12. NO. 7. STARKVILLE. MISS. FEBRUARY 15,1907. 50 CENTS A YEAR Northern Farmers •t. It. McGche**, Laurel Hill. I,a. Koitor Gaikttk: If you would publish the foil post office address of W. T. \V„ Indiana, in your i**sue of Feb ruary 1st, be would probably be Hooded with correspondence re lating to the introduction of the “younp Northern farmer” to the Gulf States. H:» letter is full of the best advice as to my future. I have imported Scotch for 2~> years, with Rood success; and men imported now own ex tensive farms and arc very prosperous. Hut it is expensive In lh*m- mil , I .1 ••.. .tt i I,. other wants of the agricultural districts of the South is the strong-armed, brave, energetic Northern farmer. I have 1000 acres open land on this place devoted to stock, oats and grass; but I am 71 ytars old, feeble and worn out. and the place is not run toils maxi-^ mum production, or within >o! per cent, of its capacity; yet is a paying proposition and land an nually gaining in fertility and productiveness. Hut I will never be able to run the busi ness any more to its capacity. Hut whst is the condition of the gullied, seamed, worn, and abus ed ten thousands of acres of cot ton lands? Just scratched enough over the surface to pro mole erosion, with constant erec tion of buildings here and there, i which absorb years of rent, to | be abandoned or removed every few years to meet the whims and caprices of a besotted and lazy and worthless population. Is this progress,' By no means. The exhausted top surface con ceals a soil of wonderful fertility with proper acrAtion and fer tilization, and only needs an in telligent set of farmers to be the garden spot—a veritable Kden for the agriculturalist. And, above all. consider the ex alted change from the society of the African to the noble type of Anglo :**axon, the sons of the pi oneers of tbc West. When the South becomes So per cent, white farmers and the surplus African population have removed to the bosom of father Forakcr and his ilk. social sta bility, industrial progress, Christian morality, and not practical mormanism and ab horrent miscegenation, will be the normal condition of this God blessed, negro cursed part of the Foiled States. Ration for Hull Edit ok Gazkttk: I have a two-year-old bull. Will you or some reader of the Gazette give me a good ration to feed him on this winter, so that he may make good growth? I have no experience in feeding slock of this kind. I*. T. PivXNKKAKKK. Lamar, La* | Answer br Prof. Archibald Smith. Agricultural College, i M is*.: Not knowing the size or weight of the bull, it is difficult to suggest a definite amount to feed, nor doc* Mr. Pennebaker state what kind of feed he has on hand or can secure easily. I would suggest a ration of one third cotton seed meal and two third* ^corn chops, mixed with cottonseed hulls at the rate of 1 to I, together with hay; or ‘. cotton seed and ' corn or corn meal, with alfalfa, do. er. or cow pea hay. Peed the grain ration at the rate of I to I m pounds per 10O pound* live weight, according to size and! condition of animal. A better way to feed during the winter is to provide green forage, such as bur clover on Bermuda sod, and green oats or oats and vetch. Not only docs it lessen the cost of feed and improve the condition of the soil, but young growing animals require something succulent and nutritious in the form of silage or green feed; and every j farmer should endeavor to grow what feed he requires, as there is little profit in keeping cattle when feed has to be pur chased. i Seed Corn on the Cob Suppose a new leaf in turned over this year, and seed corn is selected or bought on the cob. I bis will give opportunity to study the kind ot car the seed conies from. Some cars ought to be rejected on account of their not being well covered with grains or o! tbeir having grains that do not dll all the space around the cob. Maybe there are vacant places down close to the cob or at the butt of the grains. Such cars do not have enough grain to be good seed. If a planter w ill buy his seed on the cob. he can. in addition to looking over the car well, take out five grains from each cob and sprout them. By this means be will get an idea of the germi nating ability of each ear. The ears from which seed sprout poorly should not be planted. If one is going to have a patch to raise seed in. he certainly should not fail to buy seed on the cob. Two cars may germinate equal ly well, but one may produce grain at the rate of 50 bushels more an acre than the other. If the grains from each cob are planted in separate rows, one will then know what rows or the progeny from what cars to use in the breeding patch the follow ing year. Tell others about the Gazette.