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The Southern farm Gazette.
Established 1895, at Starkrille, Mias. ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING BY THe Souttiern Farm Gazette 6ompanu. CHARLES M. SCHERER.) CLARENCE H. POE. J Editors. Prof. W. F. MASSEY. Assoclals Editor. ROBERT S FOUNTAIN. • - SIS Deaton St. Chut* II' Witten ItpeiwUtNr OFFICES t RALEIGH, N. C. 8TARKVILLR HIHK. To eithet at which CoaimunUwtioM reftrdlni Ad**ftt*inf of .Suha rlpttoo* may h* Addrwaaed SUBSCRIPTION RATH 1 On* Ysar.tt 00. HU Months. MOcsnu; Threw Months.Brant* Th* Amt* or*<nw't* your name on th* label or wrstn»r sbowi when your auhacrljAJoo **t»lrr*. sod **rrs* aa s rwcwitn fo» money arnt W* a*mA the twjwr to rrwtona'.bl* subscriber* until Dot'.fifd by latter to dtwrontlnue. and *1) arrears*** muat ba tmtd whet twi^r ta entered »totn«ed Whew MttrHyOM a. war* aay whether tt la new or renewal and If renews. *trr init1*.* and rase* •isrtly aa they at t*oar on your label, or esinaifc why you change // Amt* no root abej la not manned within threw week* afte? you remit t»4esaw notify ua at one* gtmt*r*A at Ka.e'fh t«wi office aa wftocmd Maas mail mailer Imttmr* fwr fuMmaew abou.d be sddrwaawd to Msrarliie Mlaalaaiwi V What'a the Newet V THK VATIONA1. KI.KfTtoX. The election ls. of course. the central feature of tbl* i but w * are wilting thla comment too eariy to report anything Icjund the general result, now known to alt our reader* An analy il» of th« cause# the attitude of capital and em ployer* ot labor. th«* tariff Issue. the financial sit uation. etr together with *nme ob*erration* on the poilcy of the r.* * administration, the hard fought struggle In New York. Ohio, and Indiana, the remarkably heavy v-»te polled throughout the nation, the proposed revision of the tariff and otb •r legislation «*tpecte*J from the u« * CongrtaM. the notable Increase Jn the jvniall»i strength as shown by the vote in New York and elsewhere all these will b< treated at greater length to ne*t week s paper Jl j* THK WORST IM MV ol THK wM Til T«M*%\ The whole country la Indebted to the Hfata ol Tennessee for the commendable promptness with which It ha* moved to the trial of the night-riders who recently murdered Col Quentin liankin lu Obion County, and attempted to murder hi* com panton A* thi* Is written. It *e*.ms llk«dy that at least sir of the band will be convicted and hanged, and othera may get penitentiary terms In thla connection, moreover, we are reminded of the Inquiry made by one of the beet known Judge* In the South: "Are wo not worn©*hat r©*pan*lt»1© for th© *ptrlt which prompt* th© night rldrr movement by the violent tone and lan guage of our pr©1*** and public speaker** That th«r« are evil* and Injustice all muat admit, toil are they to |>© corrected by violent language any more than by violent action?" Thla exprewalon la worthy of *©rl»u* thought aa l» also the apparent relation hot ween the lynch ing aplrlt and th© night-rider aplrlt, a« suggest© I by on© of our correspondent* thl* week. All In* IwNstiewa I* akin; and It U high time for u* to real la© that whatever n©<e**lty there may have been for the high handed method* w© have rotne to «* t u»© an a n©cei,*ary evil of Reconstruction day*, th* South to-day ha* no worse enemy, no more dan gerou* cltlxon, than the man who tolerate*! am evasion or defiance of the law of th© laud, 01 wink* at any suggestion of fraud tu it* execution lie I* tampering with the foundation of otir so doty at the most dangerous of all point*. THK MH TH'S roTToN C1U»|\ About a* live a piece of news a* ha* developed then© last few day* are the rotton crop report* that Tin- Southern Farm C«n*eft*» |* printing O ir estimates from authorities In each State may he Hiimmarlred as follows: North Carolina: from 7 5 to 90 per cent of last >ear’s crop South Carolina: 65 per cent of last >ear» crop, Georgia. President Barrett write* us that crop is 500.000 hales, and Ifnrvie Jordan report* 3 50,* M00 hale*, short of last year"* 1,900.000 yield. Florida: 15 per cent larger than last year. Alabama: crop somewhat larger than last year, and 90 per cent picked. .Mississippi same yield as 1907. or possibly 2 per cent greater. Arkansas; only *5 per cent of last year’* crop will he produced. Ixrulslana: crop one fifth short of last year's production. Tenneasee; crop slightly larger than last >ear. farmer* not holding Tetas. crop not over 3.500.000 hale* against ?.221.000 last year, and 1.050.000 for 1906. a ©— liol.l, MM VII. to lo|UK \\ Kil \ o| !»l\ Ml slMM> I %IIMIN«. From Louisiana c*»tius the most notable report of all wo have received The boll weevil there ha* become so serlou* that Mr Holme* report* many farmer* |n hi* section a* preparing to aban don cotton entirely. ' The people at*’ preparing to ralw* other farm product*, a* our tfta'© Is w*dl adapted to sugar cane, rice. pea*, potatoes, pea ruts and many other crops,“ he **?* I***-* jt not l«w*k from these fAC-tii a• if the boll weef 11 ma> >et force the .South into a regulation of it* own undeveloped resource*, and thereby into a *y*t©m of Intensive, diversified agriculture and general stock raising, and thereby prove a blessing In di* gnl*«? Few more striking paragraph* have re cently come to our attention than that in Mr Waiter Clark * letter to u* last week “Now. a* to what should be done to maintain price*, there are only two prob lem* to thl* question. And a* the second question depends on th* first. I will only speak of the first at thl* time; and this 1* the old. old *tory. which you and thousands of others hsve preached all your days, and which now the great Hod of Nature, de spairing of man * effort*, ha* tAken In hand, by sending the boll weevil, to H a d»%er*lflrat*o«». Ilval the land* may he saves! f*iC future generation* to whom Use land* belong.** An Interesting question raised by thl* situation Is to what eitrnt the negro ran adapt himself to th« new condition* Wilt he show himself capable of farming with up to date method*, or will he give way to the white Immigrant and smalt farmer? What Our Cotton Reports Show. .. "• On page I we arc concluding our cotton re port* begun In U*t week's Moo (Item I arm «ia» #••11**. On the whole. thc«e reporta aeon* to Indi cate • < I I That the crop In not materially larger than la*t year; <2 I That unuNuatly early maturity (which ••cm a to l*e general from our report*) acoounta for the unuaually bwavy gluulng receipt* up to this time. (3) That noi*t of the dt*tre*i*ed «»r debt col ton I ha* been sold; and - it) That moat go.»d fanner* will now bold the remainder of the crop with the confident expecta tion of getting ten cents. The moat gratifying feature of thewe lettora to u* ha« been the unexceptional recognition of the need of more diver* I tied fanning and of better care of tho soil. Wo are coining to the time when the man who steals the heritage of posterity by ruining the land (which the Lord Intended f«»r the use of all generations, and which U one thing In this world which cannot be replaced) we are coming to the time, we say, when a man who robs posterity in this way is going to bo recognised as no less dangerous or unworthy than the guardian of an orphan who steals from his helpless ward This language may sound strong but It is no stronger than the facts warrant. What Do Your Stumps Cost You? In the course of a week or so we hope to pub. Hsh a letter from Mr. French on clearing up the fields, getting them clear of stones and stump* »nd bushes so that they ran be worked over with improved machinery; and along with this ws want to she you a letter or two from men who hate done this thing, telling Just how they got rid of their stumps While you are waiting for these articles it might be a good Idea for you. if you hate cultl v a ted land that is full of stumps, to take about five minutes off and figure up. if you can. Just how much these stumps cost you each year. Fount, to begin with, the io»« of the land they " • * 4 * - Vi * M IM1 * * V I I* a * «* ’ •«* UV| b V UUNi to plow arotfnd them, and th#* poorer work yo* i u*t «!<» I ”<• »u»< of them Th* n think of what It * Atj« If m»u must u*«» a single cultivator i os lead of a double one. If you cannot run a two-bo rat drill or a mower or a binder In the field. We hate »#*n field* o full of stumps that It coat full* twice a* much to cultivate and gather the crop* from then a* It would have coal If tb* stumps had been taken out. Much eitra etpensc as this cuts deeply Into tb* profits «f farming, especially when one remenp t*ra that the yield l* not Increased one bit bf H e Stump** tw ing there. Coming Nrxt Week. Veil week we rvpecl to publish a telling let ut from Mr French, In which he recommend* the growing nf more corn and of mammoth Of • plltig clover, and rtnp ha alien th* necewrtty of « Irani It g up the fir Ids Ml that rn»p* of all kind* may be produce*! with the minimuni of labor. Professor Massey wit) tell what cattle feeding h <* done on a poor sandy soil In the pine belt of North farollna that Is typical of thousand* «>f a«-res alt over the South Profewaor Uutt's article on “How to Plant * Tree" wIII b* concluded with plain direction* for the most Important part wf the work. I»r J C Hobert ha* prepared a ealuabl* P** p« r on recurrent opthalmla. which will np****! to all horse raisers who fear •'rnoonbllndn***-’* Home very plain talk on the worst of all cot ton beer* will l»e given by the Editor. Aunt Mary's department will be unusually l*1* !ere*tirg to our women renders, and decidedly practical; and every page will have something of timely value for the farmer who would make firming pay. A Correction in Reading. p<*toie th« error w it* «11h« overed a number °* rn|»|«*H of this th.iii* w»*i»« printed with a line out «f place In the article ' Some Profitable Props for llo.*," on page 10 llcgtnnlng toward the bottom of the first column, the article should read low a: “When corn wai supplemented with a ration of ou«vhalf cow pen* (the seed), the result was more satisfactory than when corn was fed alone, valuing the peas at eighty cents a bushel. The peas were Used profitably until they reached the price of $1.05 a bushel “The bogs were charged seventy cent* a bushel for corn, eighty cents for cow peas, $25 a ton for cottonseed meat, and $40 a ton for tankage."