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Editorial Page. Prof Mur; w a x* r*on» Aj answer isquir** on Agr.rwJtara* •ab>erts sect hr oor rr»iters ----J November Farm Work. WHEAT EARLY. In most parts of the country wheat seeding ha* been delayed by the drought. But the farmer who has been going ocer his land with harrow and keeping a dust blanket on the surface, can seed snd find plenty of moisture to germinate the grain. No time should now be lost In getting the wheat •own. for the sooner the sowing is done after the first white frosta the better Earlier than this there is danger of the Hessian fly. and eery late seed ing does not till* r well In the fall If the corn was cut and shocked at the proper time, and the bar row kept going on the fl#Md. the land will now hare retained much of the abundant moisture of the earlier summer, but the man who has let the •oil remain crusted may And that the dry weather of October has robbed his Isnd of moisture I am writing this in the extreme drought of Oc tober. and hope that rain* will hare srrired be fore this i* r*»ad. In that case do not deUy the •owing The farmer who had his corn on » crim son clorer sod on which the winter's manure was spread, has now a good chance for wheat, with only a fair application of acid phosphate PUVT N<»T WHERE Tot* CAVXOT REAP It doe« not par to sow wheat on land that make# Are or six bushels per acre any more than It par* to plant com on land that make# ten bush els. If your land remain* poor and your crop* abort. It la your fault. It will be a waste of money to take an agricultural paper if your farm ing is not bettered by reading It. % PI .A NT %N «»RrHAYU>. Plant an orchard of a variety of fruits for your family's benefit at least. A farm without fruit is not a home, and there is nothing more conducive to health than plenty of fruit on the table. Jl n.4 >W KfUi AN It GRAMA. Then, too. have some flower* Get now some bulb* of Hyacinth* Narcissus and Tulips and let the children and the wife have some pretty beds in the spring If you have no erase about the bouse, now is the time to prepare the soil and sow thickly with niue-grasa and Iled lop A pretty lawn with shrubbery and flower*, and a fine and productive orchard and kitchen garden will do more to keep your children In love with the farm than anything else, and If the farm Is ever for aaie. the decorated homestead will add dollars to the price for every acre on the farm over a hat a similar farm would bring with the house standing In a bare field Jt film* N HINTS If you folio**d my hint* In aumroer ami aowed aom* aalaify and paranip# while the land was tnolat. you *111 now have them making asm* growth even ju the dry weather and ready to crow wall after the ratna come Onion aeta for cr©*n onlona should have been planted In October, hut they will be all rlsht If planted now The potato onlona will tflv* ywti early gr**n onions from th* offaata. and th* large one* can be left to ripen The White Potato onion does oof make a* larc* »» onl«n aa the yellow ©fi*. but It Is eeay to keep after ripening G*t tb* sweet po* #?<»** dug as #oon a# poaalbl* • P*r ’he top# are kilted and afore aa directed last month The late or **>cood crop of Irlah pot a toe* will keep jn j|ii ;he warmer part* of th* South with ft imply a thick cover of aoll on the heaps, but a cellar that can be ventilated at night and closed in day time can be kept uniformly cool, •fid only • few decree* above S3 la best for the pots'o#** I-a»# • •, * n b<«ta In th* gardm can b* k*pt w*!l by throwing a furrow to each aid*, covering the r- *fjd are probably better in that way Ilian lifted and stored. Carrots can be treated in the same war. If rhe cabbage plant* to l>e set late this month are allowed to get stunted for lack of water, there will be danger that they will run to seed In spring instead of heading. As soon as the drought that has prevailed dur ing October is over, will be a good time to set strawberry plant* for a new patch. They may be ***t any time in the month, but the earlier the letter, if the seaaon is favorable. ! PI. \M>s % Mi sow KVK. On red clay uplands the late fall i* th** beat time for deeper plowing and sub-*ntiing But. while ' t.l plowing is a benefit to land of this character. ** should not be left hare all winter. Sow rye on ■' ** * winter cover to be turned under for com f>r cotton in the spring. Though ft ha* been, and still i*. intensely dry • here I now live, yet it I* hard to find a corn-field that t* not green with crimson clover, and there • re manv field* that were sown early with wheat and crimson clover for hay. which have the crop tow ankle high. I believe that August sowing must he the rule »ih thi* clover, as September is invariably a dry umn*h in the South. The man who has a coat of Some Massey Pointers This Week. Plant *n orchard of a variety of fruM* n<'«. \ farm without fruit i* n**t a home. Then, ton, have seme flower*, nan »**u*. hja< tniii, tftlijs*. etc. • • . wet strawberry plant* for i new patch. They may hr *->-t any time in the month, btit the earlier the better. If the M'aaon is fas »rmt»|e. • • • W hile fail phwinf t* a benefit to land, tt should never he left hare alt winter, how rye on it a* a winter r«»ver to be turned under for era or c»*tt«*w in t!*e sprtnu In tlw> (Ottoa Held «let ermine, »«“•. tfiat Use lam! *ttall n<* lie hare, but •miw rye after rotton-ph k tag i* over. • • • The man w *»o only three peek* «*f w lie»i |xr a* re reminds me «»f Mm* man w l*o plant* hi* corn »ii feet apart each way and owe *taik in a place ..._ _ crinmjB clover In bt» cotton-Geld I* lacky thia j rear. * 1*0 NOT LI \\K THE <N>TT«»N FIELD* DARK. Then in the cotton field determine that the land • hall not lie bare ail winter, but ait rye after cotton-picking, whtrb thta aeaaon will probably be over early Then, if the field ia to go In corn, haul out your manure on thin dnrtng the winter and spread It evenly aa far as tt will go with a manure spread er. and do not let manure lie around the stables, for It la wasting there And do not want# time and labor in piling up dirt and manure aa a coro ; poet and then think that it ia all manure, and go to dribbling it in the furrows That is not the | say t# build up the land economically. Get the manure out on the winter-cover crop and make it a heavier one to turn under That ia where the manure will pay better than in a compost heap. JB NTILL TIME FDR <»%T* AVD VKT«TL The beat success with winter oata ia always from September sowing, aa they then have & good sea son for tillering and getting strong enough to , winter well. Oats drilled tn well in September will heat all the open furrow oata sown late. Still where this has not been done, and the farmer wants a forage rrop, he ran still sow ohU and vetch, or wheat and vetch, which la better, and run have a fairly good rrop of hay in spring jl HAVING plan for HEED. If you have rut your peas at the proper stage when the pods were yellow, they will fully mature! the peed, and can be threshed during the winter. have seen a machine that is used here which gathers and cleaDs the peas from the rows, and does it well. But this necessitates planting In rows, and let ting the peas get dead ripe, and the hay is lost, md such a machine can only be used for a short time in the fall. Hence a machine. like the Roger, that can be taken around the country all winter md thresh the peas for a whole neighborhood, is far better, and one has the hay in the best shape to feed. j§ HOW LABOR \ M> FEED ARE WASTED. I passed a field recently where the farmer had laboriously topped the corn and stripped the fod der. and had then cut the corn off at the ground and hauled and set it up along a fence in order to get the land clear for wheat. All this work, and a loss In the com. enough to pay for the fod der' Some men hare queer ideas about human labor, and then complain that they ca.nnot get hands enough. If you have cut your corn off at the ground as you should hare done, it will in the dry weath er that has prevailed be cured, and should be run through the busker and shredder The shredded stover will keep In a rick outside, and aU that is not eaten will be in good shape for an absorbent in the manure, and there will be no long «taiks to break pltchfolks and cause cuss words The man who sows only three pecks of wheat ;*er acre reminds me of the man who plants his corn six fe»*t apart each way and one stalk in a place He has not plants enough to make a crop, no matter how good the land Thin land should be more heavily seeded than rich land for the plants will not tjller so strongly Five peeks on strong land, and six on thin land, is better than lew* seed. FATTEN THE PHIS RAPIDLY. If the porker* are not already penned, do it at nee and crowd the com into them, and when well fa****d slaughter In the first cold spell before rhrtstmaa. for in our climate there i* danger that con may have to wait and feed for another good spell. The Value of Cottonseed. Without making any criticism of Mr. Alford'* figure*. I think that it is evident that the man who Mil* hi* cottonseed for $12 a ton is making % serious mistake For the nitrogen alone they are worth all that Mr Alford claims, to say noth ing of the percentage* of phosphoric acid and pot ash they contain. Hut their feeding value 1* far more, and the farmer could, through the feeding and the saving of the manure, get double what Mr Alford claims a* the manurlai value. If every cotton farmer fed hi* cottonseed to cattle, what a stock country the South would be. and how inde pendent of the fertilizer factory the farmer* would he’ If yon cannot get a fair exchange of meal and hulls for the seed, feed the seed. riant Com Thicker. I am inclined to Think that Mr Williamson’* idea of stunting corn, so as to grow more stalks on an acre, came from seeing tall lank corn, and fatting to understand that by good breeding and selection the corn could be brought Into a better stature without any stunting If corn planted six feet apart each way makes twenty bushels per .-ere, there is not the slightest doubt that the same land planted with a well-bred prolific corn, with four times as many stalks to the acre, would make seventy-five bushel* With well-bred corn, the strongest soil In th* South could be planted ■n rows four feet apart and two and a half feet »o three feet In the row. One reason for Mr. Wil liamson’* success is that he puts more stalks on an sere than has been the practice there, he ha* improved his soil with peas, and by mean* then of heavy fertilization, he make* corn In *plte of the stunting. and not by reason of it. A Thought For the Week. When* the law of the majority ceases to be ac knowledged there government ends: the law of the strongest takes its place, and life and property are hi* who can take them. Thomas Jefferson.