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Be Southern Farm Gazette.
Established 1895, at Starkville, Mias.
The Southern Farm Gazette Gompanu
CLARENCE H. POE. r'd,,orr
Prof. W. r. MASSEY. Associate Editor.
ROBERT S. FOUNTAIN. 315 DMfterv St. CNca|«. II*.
Wisttri lipnmtittn.
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* What’s the NewsT *
In the field of foreign now* there are ebullition
center* In Central America and South America a*
usual, while In the Old World the throttling of
a revolution by the Shah of Persia I* followed by
a fresh reminder from Ode*v» that Russia's sub
jects still hunger and starve for bread and that
the mob'* outcry for food I* met by a charge «*f
murderou* Cossack hoof*, killing the women and
children with the men. "rioting, bloodshed, and
merciless slaughter" being the word« used to
describe the Scene*
In Venezuela, all diplomatic relation* with the
Cnlted Stale* have been broken off The Ameri
can legation ha* been closed In Caracas and the
Venezuelan representative ha* been recalled from
Washington and the legation closed
mM mM
In the Fnlted State*, of course, much attention
was fastened during the week on the Mg Demo
rratjr gathering in Denver In the «arly hour* «>f
last Friday morning, Mr \V J ilryan was nomi
nated for the Presidency the third time In
twelve years that this honor has come to him. He
now goes to work with n campaign and a plat
form which he hope* to result In giving to tie
country a Democratic President, the late Mr
Cleveland being the only President elected b>
that party In fifty year* of effort In view of th«
two stirring administration* of President l{*M»»e
veil, it must be conceded by fair minds that Mr
Ilryan appear* to be far hots radical than when
the contrast was greater between hi* doctrine*
and the policies of the par'y In power A com
plete review of Mr Ilryan'* party platform can
not be given here, but In addition to hi* party'*
well known position upon Injunctions, railroad*
ami other public service corporations, banking
Income tax, tin* tariff, the trust*, and publicity
campaign contributions, the platform decture* In
favor of a ”p*>stal savings bank If the guaranteed
bank cannot be secured” so constituted as to keep
the deposited money at home. It repeat* former
demands for the "conservation of our natural re
sources” and favors the "extension of ugrlcul
turnl. Industrial and mechanical education.** All
of these are good, sound, healthy pronounce*
men is in what is otherwise also an aggressive nut
comparatively conservative and strong platform.
lohn W. Kern, of Indiana, a popular leader
v. lx. has been tw ice nominated for Governor by
the Democrats of file State, was nominated for
Vice President.
The Stock Food Fraud: A Letter Which Explains Itself
Hut Which Exhibit* Some Fact* That Neither St <>ck Foml Manufacturer* Nor Farm Papers That
Carry Their Advertising ('an Explain to the Satisfaction of Any Farmer With His Ryes
Editor Southern KuraJIst, Atlanta. On.
Dear Sir: —-A friend of ours in South Carolina
has sent us a copy of your paper of December
15th in which you reply to an article written by
me for The l*rngu**Hl%«* Farmer and Tim Southern
Farm Gazette concerning the stock food fraud,
and In which you declare that my article Is not
true to fact. I leave It to you as to whether It
was fair or courteous tp make such a statement,
especially without sending us a marked copy, and
I only ask now the privilege of explanation and
defence which as one gentleman you cannot re
fuse to accord another after making such an as
sertion. For my part, I shall not question your
motives but come squarely to the point.
You use one-third of your spare to disprove a
statement wo printed to the effort that one stock
food advertiser Is spending 1200.000 "through a
Chicago agency " That report wan published
plainly enough in the Publishers' Guide of Nr*
York and elsewhere; we did not originate it n«
>011 would have your render* belle?**■ and yet
you kn«*» that It does not matter one Iota with
farmers whether str»rk food advertisers pay thou
and* to papers "direct." as >ou say, or ‘ through
an agency.” as we were Informed Anyhow tin
money |* paid, and the ante question Js whether
the papers that get this money are telling th«
• ruth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
about this st«wk food business You don biles.*
know by n*»w that the pure food law win not pre
vent nor Jno St profess to prevent, the farmers
from paying ten times or forty times the worth of
these stock foods And while you may denounce
• hemlsiry and science and analyses and my art!
' fcs, you know that the Kvp*-rlment Station* of
he country are manned by men of Integrity and
ability they at least cannot be called Into ques
tion They g,? no money from stock food adver
*s*ef«. they work with an eye sing!*’ to the farm
ef'» w. jfare, and I am going to rest my case solely'
on what they have to say Tor example, listen
i ! > Bulletin No ho of the Minnesota Station
reports that *lofa without stock fo**t| give Is-Uic
result* than (hose with them. Have you publish
..A • », U 9
i 7* The Hatch Kxperlment Station, Mnssarhu
•setts, says; "In the great majority of rases
where tonic foods nr condition powders appear to j
i.e necessary. they ran In- di*|M'lt«e«l with and
usually to the advantage of the animal." Have
mu published this’
13) The Kansas Kxperlment Station reports ■
that a hunch of *he«p without stink heat gained
117 |H»und* more than those with it Have you
published this’
<4> The Maine Station declares; "It |s xlgulfl
cant that no experiments conducted hy disinter
• sled parties have shown a return twpial to the |
cost " Have you published lh|n’
( r« I III New Jersey In Sixteen tests out of nin<*>
• cell stork IismIs gave no benefit at all, and ill the
other Hire**. n*»t enough to pay for the cost. Have
you published this’
* •* > At the Iowa Station Steer feeding tests
|MT steer was lost by feeding one Stork
l'*o*l. Is I"*r steer t»v using another, and I s ;ij i
• er steer by using another Have you published
i 7 t The Wisconsin Station reports that "In
twent)-one out of twenty-three experiment* noth
ing gained hy including those stock food* in
a ration and they were a detriment in tluvt the
ciist of the ration was increased hy their addi
tion." Have you published this?
<s» Hardening and Farming of New York sum
marizes some Kxperlment Station tests, and con
idudes: "One-half or more of these foods i« com
posed of common feeding Muffs and are worth
about fi r,0 per 100 pounds. ,\l»out one tenth Is
composed of common salt, another tenth of char
coal. which leaves only about three tenths of the
bulk to bo made up of such simple drugs as anise
sulphur, ginger, red pepper, sassafras, and Epsom
salts, all of which possess mild medicinal pr®.
pertl**g. hut because they are fed In such small
daily quantities really d» no good. Have you pub
lished this?
(in State Chemist Magruder. of'Virginia, wai
recently quoted as saying: "The stock food
manufacturer* ought to make money enough to
-pend a half-million In advertising, for they am
selling at something like $1,000 a ton stuff that
costs only $30 or $40 on an averago. The few
medicinal Ingredients are of the cheapest sort,
and the whole business is • miserable fraud.”
Have you published this?
itoi prof W. F. Massey recently declared:
'One of the greatest embarrassments I had la
editing a Northern farm paper was that while I
wrote matter denouncing the stock food swindle
«n the farmers. I was never allowed to print It;
for the stock food people paid about $3,000 a
year in advertising " Have you published this?
(Ill Prof. It \V. Clothier, of the Kansas Ex
t*erlment Station, says: "If you have $229 you
don't know what to do with, give it to your boy
ttu! let him use it in obtaining an education at
•m agricultural college Instead of Investing It la
a ton of condlmental stock fo®d worth !«•«• than
linseed meal." Have you pubtlshed this?
Now. Mr Rurallst, the*© are th© facta. If yo«
ran explain them away. I shall be glad, for I
should like to get a few thousand for stock food
advertising myself, and I will do it If you can
only convince ns© that the stock food business is
right llut If you can't explain away with words
'he cold and Irresistible facts from a dozen Stats*
and ■* hundred tests, won't you come out and help
**• in the great fight that we nr© making for the
protection of the farmers? This ts what the farm*
« r* saj that while Experiment Station workers
in bulletin after bulletin, article* after article.
>« ar after year, have exposed and denounced stock
foods, th© farm paper* while pretending to pro*
f*et the farmer*, have suppressed the published
fact* and joined In the robbery of the farmers.
We should like to have your help In proving this
charge fat*©. The Ituratlst Is a great paper. Now
throw money to th© winds and com© and help Of.
Cordially yours.
Editor of Th© l*n»grr*s|v© Farmer and Managsr
Ra|e|gh office of Th© Southern Farm (kurtta
June 2 4. 1904.
t'nitcd effort and determination will do a great
work for your public school. Se© page 1.
Magnify the office of funning anil train tb®
farm boys ami girls far their future occupation.
Two g.snl articles on page 2.
w" do not know how to educate children yet
\\ r send them to school to get II little learning by
tot.' which may or may not he the kind they need.
Hut the way to educate u child Is the way Joel
< handler Harris got his. He had a quiet sky
above him, and plenty of It; a green, changing
earth beneath his feet, and a plenty of that. H®
had hard work to do, which Is the essential gym*
tiustlc part of forming character, and, above all,
h«» ha«l a chance to select his own knowledge. It
y«>u want to know why he loitered about negro
quarters, listening to tales of Hrer Rabbit and
lire r Fox. why, when he was given the run of a
country gentleman's library, he chose to read tta®
great masters, (loothe, Scott, Irving, and Thack*
•ray, l can only reply: That Is his secret, the
part personal taste plays in the destiny of a man.
Hut this is the way In* received Ills education
while he was u printer's hoy in the office of the
t "untrymun, a newspaper published by Joseph
Addison 1 urner on bis plantation, nine miles from
Hu ton ton, during the Civil War. Mrs. L. H.,
Harris, In Nashville Christian Advocate.

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