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IMS MONKV ON M. \RAMA FARM.
How a t• *kh1 I>cal M(»ro Than Pin Money May be Made by Women and Children c*n tlie Farm. Speaking of the satisfactory re turns that mar be gained from a small piece of land in the South, car rying poultry, fruits vegetables, stock and other lines which can be looked after by the women or children of the family, the Southern Field re cently gave a striking illustration of what can be accomplished in this di rection. It Is found In the experi ence of Mrs. I. E. Richardson and her sister. Miss I.ncy Gerard, at Coden. Alabama. With their ng.-d mother, these ladies occupy the old Gerard homestead, which has been the family residence for more than fifty years. Thirty-eight acres are contained In the home place, of wKirh but the minor portion is used in the : growing of pecans and figs, and the raising of poultry and a few head of stock. I iff* and Pecans. The re is not a man about the place, •drs. Richardsons 11-year-old son monopolizing all the credit width ac riues to the male line of the family. The ladies carry on the place with only such outside assistance as is necessary at times in the gathering of fruit anti nuts. There are about 1 .<0 fi,: trees on the place, but the product of some 2 2 is emplo>cd In the pre creation of fruit, of which Mrs. Richardson c Mmates a thou sand pints can lie put up, these soil ing at 11 j»«t <1 ron. Five thousaud pounds of t • ■ . : . w • r« gathered last season from 20 tre« * and sold at 10 cents a pound, the nuts being ship Jie<l to Mobile Profit* on Poiiltr) ami t attle. About 100 hens are kept, the fig ures for March of this year showing that 134 dozen eggs were sold in that month at 2n cents a dozen. The ladies kept an accurate record of their financial transactions and their hooks show that from about 75 hens in 1905 they not only received $85 in money, but such additional sums . s paid for the feed of the chickens ar.d the keeping of the family horse and cow. all of these liesides eggs t.d poultry for the table. During the past ten years a few hf*d of stork have been raised, and sufficient ales of beef cattle were made to show an annual dividend of 33 1-3 per cent on the amount invested, without counting the additional sums whl< h have occasionally been realized for stork sold for other purposes. The Gerard homestead, pleasantly situated near the bay shore, Is sur rounded by trees, the principal one being a live oak. CO feet In height. whose spreading branches of about 150 feet dellghtfulJy shade the yard and porch of the residence. The place is well supplied with various fruits, including grapes and oranges. ' Alabama Horticultural Society to Meet Feb. 13 and 14, 1908, at Birmingham. Messrs. Editors: Our fifth annual ; meeting will be held at above time and place. We expect to have the President of the Minnesota Horticul tural Society, Prof. Samuel B. Green, with us at this meeting. An interesting program is being arranged . You and your friends and all In terested readers of Tin* Gazette are cordially invited to attend. R. S. MACKINTOSH. Sec y, Auburn. W. F. HKIKES. President, Huntsville. New Bank Account Cotton. ni'R IIXr.STKATION rr * ' produced from a |>holo rratib of our n«-w ration New llank Arraunt." «bow<* what rah t»- (frown on a «*SR(fle va!k Thia t» a brand new rro*« bred and wiprtnl t»n*’tt of ••aril ooltvR originated hcri' in (iranft* It » the result of rlrttn )i’»r» work If >ou want a (»tjf bunk account thi<» new cotton will make tt for i »u In mani mtects tt «. thr I* it cotton wlr hateoer *»-cr and it coirio neare»? twin.' the t»»t cotton for all wtinn<i, *oll» and w»»n;» that we hat e ever wen 43 Per Cent Lint. Mott of u* (fn>w cotton for the lint Onr of out wed 0«* • rt% who Man'.*,! K*< acre* of sht* new cotton for u» tht» *a*t oaniti itatra In a recent tetter that tt turned out 41 >w ter cent Uni in tfinnin*' That brat* ant record for lint in nitunce knottier if row er ret»>rt» » > leid of i 'M found* of ant ter a**re rsfc'hl through the crt't* J Iain |rt ac re on ian.n in an un favuflbit year It men* t«-r fretiy on noli] hot toot iaml* **.«!• thin* that no other cot - too ilun Extra Early art Stirs Prof New Hank Account Cotton I* a* early or earlier than the Kin* Katrw Karl) ha* boll* two or three time* la rye r and don t fall or hiow out like ev ery other eatra earlv cotton It doe* equally a* well on up land or bottom and while It * an e*tra early variety It kcej« on f»-»nnjr until fru*t Kolia*-* i» »mail and plant branch*-* out Irttihfc- the *un tn on every part of the plant oja-nln* the noli* lerfretlt and ouicklt N ot w ith* t and in* n* earl in*-** it out yield* altno*t every hitf boll variety For Boll Weevil Sections It ha* ho «*|ua! It * *o early that it will put on from one half to one t*a!e per acre la* for*- the bol 1 weevil betfIn* work and it* •>|*'t> growth ha* a tentlency t*> keep boll wee vil* awat from it even where they an- a* WmI a* in Te*a*or laiuUlann ftrmrmtw-r al*o. that New Hank Account cotton don t blow or fall out. I-tut will *tu> in the Will un picked a* Ion*' a* any kind will It * a |*erfeet cotton for all holt weevil x-vtion* ; a |*-r fect cotton for any grower "ini wains to make uu early crop It can i«- crown witii l«'r(t'ri wfrtt anywhere that cotton Is crown anil make a new tiank account for the crower w ho plants It, PRICES. Otic isiuntt (sis11**1 ill. Vets. ; S'-* poum1 itackucc #i tw, i«o>t pnht |s-*-k h> express »r fretclit not preiutht. 7i cents, hushel fcui; IO-bushel lots or over. ♦! 7.*> i»-r bushel. iUOH t ITtUMil tC. This new cotton is only one of hutulre*ls of cooil thtnes in our h**< cutuloc It contains every thine you mssl in the eurtlen or on the farm. Free if you ask forth You rnxsl It. It > worth money to you. H. G. Hastings <S-Co., Seedsmen, Atlanta, Ga. |