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HOW TO MAKE COTTON IN SP,TE OF THE WEEVIL.-Psgc 4.
i A Farm and Home Weekly for Mississippi, Ala _ bama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Founded 189S, at StarkVille, Hiss., by Or. Tait Butler, Editor-in-Chief. Volume XIV. No. 7. SATURDAY. JANUARY 9. I909. Weekly: SI a Year. Now Is the Time to Regulate Cotton Prices. Ml tliAt with the coming *r»vn «i< will hear the miw* «»ld adtire on aII luji'U, "iWfcnc tl»e c<*U»n Acreage,** and Unit the *ame «»ld rc»«lt will t>e had- Ktr«rj other fellow wt*o I* .imply planting rotten for a lining will conclude that there I* going to he a decrease in tlie acreage and hence a l*e|trr |»rice, and he will go to wt*ri in .cratch o»er m**re land with a or*e-h<*r»e plow, and go in debt for more fertiliser, ami tlw general aggregate will l»e another Nf crop, and th«n all .ort. »»f .rheme* ami meeting. to control the price. In »»o tdlrrr part of the Country I. there nart» a fit of lijrateriea otrf the heading crop a. there I. In the Mouth after the making of *«erg m»|» of rollon. The wheal farmer, do ml like to mc tl»e price of wheat go down Of twrw, Inif It doe* m-t run tlwro rraiy. for thrjr hate com. am! oat*, and cattle, ami ami h**r*e*t and do n*t fear .lartailon if the prfrr of wheat l* low. Rat t!»r r"H<>n grower. Inning all til* t gii* In the or**- Imkrt, !• faced «iih « mtIoih pr»4i|etn alien rollon I* low. He gT*1** I* ■** * far larger r«»i than lw world If tie iarmol rtgtit and the productive rapacity- of hi* **»ll through a pn*per rotation of rn»p*. I"t la aim cam* <*if of ten Ur gr*«a* It on a credit tmala. and pay* a hlg pcrretitagr f«nr (In rm)U. If lu («rn»ol a ell, he would not M oMIg'-'l to born.a nrm-f or go In «Kht for fertiliser* and everything rl*e on liw of only one crop; hot a«ald hate other thing* to *ell i“ tiring in money at different *ew*«*u* of five year. Ttm* he r°* dare the c«*t of growing the e*tt«li crop, ao that tve would liave M«r profit at a price liw »JI-og«"H man would |o*c money at. \\ hat wr need to I* arn I* tv*i **» muc h the atmpie redurfion of llw acre^ge. a* Ihe growing In a • f*trmatlc way of a *erle* of rn*|** planiK d mi that the production of coition per acre wilt l»e greatly in r reward, wliile fewer acre* a re planted. KIMI'ld |’l»l!fTIA(i A SNAM.IR IUKTION t»l TIIK UM» To COTTON1 IN TIIK HAWK CIM> \vAV, KVKN II IT tot I.H IIK AIXWWI'MHIIKH, Wol I.H HK 111 T A TKWI*oRAHV IlKldKK. TIIK l»ROHl*KIUTY t»l TIIK INrT TON out NTItl* MIM< NoT IIK AHH1 RKIl IN TIL THKRK IH NO Of lit N hKNT IIKIIK 9 *lt< »M TIIK WI-HT. NO HAV HAt LKI» INlo TIIK Mil Til. M> HU t*N HHll*rKH To TIIK CNITTON KAHM4, NO NtIRTIIKliN o\1v IN M»t t’TIIKRN ITTIKH. IliKtit M'*W. ml il»>* }rnr « ** 1 uin, u Hu* lime lu lo gin farming In * rational manner, in l»J mil a pra.th.1 plan t.f «nrk. In lit mir Ideal, I.lgtux U**» >■'"" «"fc* lag of a crop Mk emmglt In |.ul w r.en will. w.xld In U» f»H We ran make farming .. If wo will. Wo can—not nil In one ,e.r. of roume, liui In fewer year, limn wo migt.l think—make Mn.ll, » lnn,l of fertile and frnllful arid* of woll-lllled ln.ru. and beautiful lannoa, ol atlrarllvr arluad.liuuwx and gu"d amb* "I I I full |»r<>Hin r<uii, lot ..go work now a. Ihe beginning ol IU.HI to do all ll.». an.1 „|„ our fair .lu.ro of tho rouif.-rt. and blra.lng. of life. \v. F. MAHHI.V. Guide Posts to “ $500 More a Year Farming." iirf'u. 0 (ruurifi) ut "Mudrfii t'nrmln*. fill/I W|S\|N«. 1II It II \ I \ll ni.li I'Mt* III lt**\ MTAl.t.InN. ji ■« ikst of nil among the guldeposu to “ 1500 More a Year for the ■ \\*r.tc* Southern Farmer." we <hould mention the need of substi I h-*r».«* posrtr lor expensive human labor. The average s >A 4 j, . . HUBOla farmer. • » w,- have shown, uses more than 1 (txr«*w» lime* a* many horse* per farm worker ns the average farmer In Mississippi. Alabama and Louisiana and this largely account* for ths fuel (hat he also makes more than three times a* much profit. The whole trouble may be summed up In a nutshell by saying that we are running our brain* with one horse power or less while every single farm work er In those State* Is running his brain with three-horse power and mul tiplying his efficiency just In that degree. It Is much the same as If he had sU hands to work with where we have only two. As Dr. Seaman A. Knapp has said: “An analysis of the Southern States shows a much smaller us« of power on the farm, and, consequently, less use of good machinery than In the Northern Stales, and a correspondingly lower earning capacity. Where the South Carolina farmer uses one mule, weighing KOI) to DUO pounds, and one man to plow, accomplishing less than an acre per day. from 3 to 4 Inches deep, the fowa farmer uses at least three horses weighing from 1,400 to 1,500 pounds each, and plows four acres per day 6 to 8 Inches deep. He uses five and one half times the power and ac compilshes about eight times the work In a day, If depth of plowing be considered." This Week’s Features. Make 0.114.1. In Spile of Weevil. f'hee. Schuler. 4 At th© w Htory4 W. I*. Mb»h©> .. IIim-s th© WlllUunann Flan ray’* W. F. Musaijy. M-(M, Mon* a Yi iir Farming: How *u Mak© It—II. 2 , (v<< st4K.k ihhi u-o-n: Natur©. l*r©venllont anti Tn*at»m*nt. 10 J To Our HouM‘kw|H*nt anti Hum© Mukont, Mrs. W. S. Hull. 7