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THe Legion Family Parable.
Or I.lrlo* Id > !>o«lblr ODrdrD of K<lrn .n.l Xo» Kn.,„l„„ „ .. . ^ t,c« Gantt Distributer, No. 3 Oscillating Feed be«xl,mp'^n«tibfU Strongly made, has more good points the purpose e<»er than other machines of its kind on the we’h* market. Has neither chain nor sprocket, but knocks or For prtce* can jars the fertilizer out and on r~:r met- spreads in furrow made by the opening plow. --- GANTT MFG. CO., Macon, Ga. Once upon a time there was a man who lived In the Southland, where fruit grows as naturally as weeds In the fields; but from one year’s end to another not a mouthful of fruit did he grow—not a peach, not a plum, not a fig. not an apple, not a grape, not a berry of any kind. The sight of fruit made his family hun ger for It. The lack of fruit, na ture's great restorative, made nause ating drugs necessary. He had learned that a variety of tempting feed for Ms live stock was gainful, that it made his beasts thrive and really reduced his feed bills; but It was never suggested to him that the same rule would be good for his household, and he kept depriving them of fruit and buying them drugs for medicine. On rare festive oc casions fruit was provided; and the family, finding so rare a delicacy before them, ate more than was good for their health. Then It was re marked that they were better off without fruit. * many times that so much fruit could not be sold. J* Was It eaten by the Southland? Oh. no. no. AH that was choice was shipped many hours over railways, where whole cities pressed about to buy It; but what the worms and bugs had marred was kept In the Southland for Mr. legion and his neighbors to eat. Kven what the worms had worked on tasted good to mouths unused to perfect fruit: and Mr. legion and his neighbors there upon would have grown fruit them selves If fruit would have grown on j cotton stalks. J* The longer Mr. legion and his neighbors observed the fruit growers, the more they marveled. The strang ers had sleek horses, good houses and barns, and enough ready cash at all ' times to buy whatever they desired — and they did not pay credit prices. After a number of cotton harvests a few of legion's neighbors began to raise more fruit and fewer doctor bills, the fruit tasted better than the bitter drugs It replaced, and kept ; healthier those mho ate it. Still. All around them nature had put toil that would have produced fruit aa readily aa roae buthes produce flowera; nature also gave raina and sunshine In abundance; but there was not a man to give these gifts of nature a chance to yield fruit. No bush, no vine, no tree, was provided for fruit to grow on. This man's name waa legion. and he had many thousands of fellow citizens who were like him in buying drugs for their families, instead of raising fruit for them. After many years men came from afar, settled among Mr. I-eglon and his fellow-citizens. and began fruit raising. !>eg1on snd bia neighbors said worms and bugs would destroy the fruit, while disease would de stroy the trees. But the men from a distance nourished their fruit like a favorite child, by wholesale de stroying of the worms and bugs and disease germs; so that there waa sn abundance of frutt. and It developed great size, rare beauty and delicious flavor. Thereupon l-eglon and his fellow-citizens marveled, and said mo*t of thou* who liTo In thl* pnaai bl* aeeond garden of Eden of the Southland are fortunate to-day If they get near enough frtiit to tmell It. Though a few are Imitating the men who came from afar to ralae fruit they mutt gtill often atop to regard themaelTea with wonder and admira tion for being turh rare men at fruit raltert. J« Moral: If In the Garden of Eden when It *ii full of fruit, moat of ! out for not knowing a good thing u* Southerner* would be thrown out for not knowing a good thing when we aaw It. lagnlajijw: We occatlonally real lie how we are bleated when we tv other* profiting by what we hare •corned. On the y. T.: When nature fur nS»he« the aoil and climate, the e* pert* man to plant and prune the tine and tree and fight their enemle* before gathering fruit. P. K.: A friend without klndneat tummer without tunahlne. life with out health, are like a home without ' fruit. Why Every One SHould Keep a Bank Account. Messrs Editors Every farmer should keep a bank account, and pay al! accounts by check whenever possible. Often 'he signature on the reverse side of a cancelled check will settle a dispute of an account. An opinion sometimes prevails, that one must have a large sum of money In order to open up a bank account. No doubt this U true In large cities, where rents are high and living Is expensive, to say nothing of the greater salaries that must be paid to employe# Hut It has been my, experience, that the banks in our towns and villages welcome the farmer with his account, be It great or small, knowing full well, as they do, that the bank and the farmer may be mutually helpful. Once the banking habit Is formed. It will grow, teaching system, econ omy and thrift. The benefits are far too many to be enumerated here The country banks have proven a great Meaning, not only to the farm er, but to the country at large. The progressive banking farmer will find I it likely that the time may come: when hi* bank will accommodate him with funds, without which. In hi* time of dire need, he might suf fer either lo** or embarrassment, possibly both The time may not bw far distant when the prosperous farmer will be lending hi* money to the bank O C. FALCONER. Hhubuta. Miss Angora bust*. Messrs Editors: I would like for you to state In your nett Issue, what you think of bringing Angora goats from southwest Texas to south Mis sisslppt? 8 J WHITE. No la. Ml»* Editorial Answer: There Is no’ reason why goat* cannot be brought that distance. Getting good stock Is the main thing Angoras vary great ly In the length and quality of fleece, and breeding stock should be select ed with this In mind, The Improved Circle Brace Diverse Cultivator, For rough land or smooth. Cultivates hoth sleds of row at one (sassage. Thoroughly turns and pulverises the earth, uproots and buries ail grass and weeds and leaves the earth level, mellow and clean changed to right or left side harrow "A" or ■' V shat«- ihiltivatnr or Kake by simply removing a wing-out holding the !<t»r to the clrrle brace ft Especially needed where thorough, rapid anil ft constant cultivation is necesaary to evade boll I weevil an«l other insects ft Oil trR ierrsi spring steel teeth springs over mots stones etc f.lght draft for one I (' tu ’■snwl (&»i> for Cultivator. TV for fenders and ®c more if reversible Diamond ft i oiri Shovels are wanted W> p») the fretghi Can ship promptly from Jackson. Miss ft I11 .e lb« k Ark or Other (stints ft \A rile for t*«>k showing five useful positions of the Orel** Hrace Diverse Cultivator ft **•«> other model* ft The Soul hero Plow Co^l^CiinH^Stree^^ The Cole Universal Planter Ha* had ieren year* of growing popularity V andincrea* mg sales. Why? Be cause It beats them all for p'ant* mg cotton, corn, peas, beans, pea* CROWNED WITH SUCCESS. I rm of thousands of intelligent farmers have tried all the leading kinds of planters am! have placed upon Cole Planters t he crown of highest success. \\ hr 1 firaamif tMr ( c*V /tji.Vr ixfkirmx and tJkvrfms Lkexr /eVr and puts manry i«t (Ant pt\krft That'* what it will do for you. Yoa had better find oat about it and get ready for plaiting time. Write for free catalogue ami full Information. THE COLE MFC. COMPANY, Box 6. CHARLOTTE. N. C. PLANT COTTON ONE SEED AT A TIME WITH A Ledbetter One Seed Planter. Thick or thin & bushel or more to the au-rr a peck or Jems. The drop IS a1 wav* uniform a single Wil at a time regular distances apart. ununuK .a iiTint ■ Vo bunches every plant stands alone H with room to grow m Chopping is easy ■ and may lie done early or late. Plant* I m grow stocky and strong and mature ■ early. m Plants Corn. Peas. Sorghum. Millet I and other sect* with the same absolute regularity You sew every met as It Is brought H out of the hopper as regular a* the tick of a clock. I Will plant lust as you set It, no matter who handles it, I Write for the one Seed Planter book telling about this and other model* I We n»n ship from our warchousn at Jackson Miss. ■ The Southern Plow Co, 116 Camp Street. Dallas, Texas. I THE ADVERTISERS IN THE GAZETTE Arefmen and firm* of known reliability, aud will do aa they promise.