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A Farm and Home Weekly for Miseissiooi, Ala* bama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. FOUNDED, 1BOS, AT STARKVILLE MISS. SUBSCRIPTION, 91 A YEAR. Volume XIII. No 44. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 26. I908. Published Weekly HOW MUCH OF YOUR LAND ARE YOU RENTING TO SHEEP? I irre it a beautiful picture photographed on a Southern farm that ha® had sheep on it for fifty years—probably longer. And sheep are still there They furnish four distinct source® of gain to the farmer who love® to care for them and who at sunset finds it ®uc.h an in®pinng delight to go down to the pasture and see them scatter out in the flyless twilight to"their • grazing on the dewy gras® \Vhat these four sources of gain are you will find by reading Mr. R W. Scott's article on page 10. for it is on his splendid "Melville I arm.” that this beautiful pastoral scene was caught by the photographer's camera. I® there not a place for the sheep in your farming > If. so invite a flock of them to come and rent some land from you—some land that is now loafing on your bands. If they did nothing else, they would at least give the land back to you richer than they found it So great a soil enncher is a flock of sheep that the old Roman poet said of them long ago that they tread the farmer a held, with golden hoofs Hiough enriching the soil would be enough, yet they do more—they enrich the farmer who gives them prudent care. Study your farm and your farming, and see if you are not losing money .by not having under your wise husbandry the animal that has hoof® of gold. I ■ .- ^ .— \S if AT v«*l Will. HM» IN Till4* W HhH iMri.it. Clearing Money on Cotton and <>»<•. V\ R Funderburk.. . Don't Cron* Your Poultry Ilr*«*d» * tide Jo It I arm Man*#'r» «ru| llr««l Mar* • • *» l^man*! Fore mo# t Mt»*l**tppl Trouble i Ho* to Grow If lark turtle# ... 16 lb Hart.*--* Again, Clnrrne# II I'**4’ Kill Smut With Formald«*hyd«*. VA* H Marti*. t live st<*« k TniaMra, I»r J C Hubert More Alfalfa Qu»»tlon» \n*»*f <J Should f«r.0*0 Imp \a-ft In Melon#* Sejm.- of th* NV»».|« of Hh» • !» . M - .. .. 4 Notti*' |iur i hit.r T III* t *•» 8»Ork Food* am Fraud*. ... 1* tiwit/« r l.tud * I in *.»h|.- N« «-n«-r) «n«l >»»«•• r*^Nful l»im'n racy (Marine** H I**m» T»o Days Trip to Ohio. \V. H M* ar.*> Taberr uloui* in Cow a and Mrti, . • - - *3 *fcat la M.-anl by Ikwp Plowing? W <’ W.-I a ■ II Mor»- | «rUirm ahould ll»*4*o* ft ^ Stott 1 0 |\ II MINK** Ali.UN. After nearly twelve »«-«*ka abwiir*'. seeing Ku rop« for myself and for our gnat -rn I arm Family. 1 am once more In my regular work, and th** old harnea* la beginning to t* el perfectly natural again For the many expression* of Interest In my foreign letters on the part of our readers, I am wry grateful. One or two more article* not yet published will complete the aerie*, and I hop© that gome of the Ideas In force among our klna men urroas the »©a will be helpful to our South land and Its farmers After all. the i DliN mate* i* in the world In which any well-regulated Amer ican could be happy to live. With our wide area. a« yet *o *par**ly populated, our great natural rtwouret**, our aplendld Ideal* of government, and. even more, our high atandard* of life and moral*, together with our freedom from the fet taring bands of dead men aud dead systems whether In politics or theology—with these ad vantages, l repeat, the United States must sooner i>r luter become the acknowledged leader among fill the nations of the world. We need only to educate our people to the ef ficiency and thrift of the Germans, for example, and to avoid the wastefulness of land and mine and forest which have heretofore constituted our chief national disgrace. My chlefest wish Is that the South of all sec tions should most quickly learn this twofold les of what must sooner or later become the fore most nation of Cod s earth. To work again toward this end. I am once more In harness, and with the earnest support of the hundred thousand Southern farmers who will read these words, we can do much. Let us set ourselves to the task. CLARENCE 11. POE.