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The South Has Too Much Cheap Labor.
Mr. J. <\ Stribling Write* a letter A* lull of Good Point* A* a , pln-Cushloti—Mon* Horse Power and Machinery and Fewer llir« d Hand* i* Wlint We Need. [^tv it. I All HI 1 HER. in his lecture before the Old Farmers’ Society. a\jw| (,f I » ndleion, S. ( last February, made the statement that the [*dU South already has too much labor on the farms, and 1 agree with him. What we need in the Cotton States more than anything else Just now is more brains, more horse sweat, more interest-bearing farm machinery, and less man sweat and muscle. We want fifteen kinds of crops Instead of one crop of cotton. We must plow deeper, rotate our crops, and do away with the useless, wasteful and unsightly terrace banks. When we have utilized these terrace banks and need more land, wo must go down underneath our plowed lands and get all we n«-ed without paying out many dollars in In terest for it We must pay out more cheap horse sweat and interest on ( improved labor saving Implements and make better use of our brains. \S e alread) ha%e too man> one -horse, l wo-tinies-in-a-row cotton Imple ments When terrace banks are gone, we can use more two-horse cul tivator* and four-hor»e breaking plow*. We need at once a two or three h 11 MO rnmtilnn^ rn u I.nn n I .I stubble breaker to follow the harvester with cow peas and soy beans. This combined machine will cut out at least five hands per day at harvest time- the most costly laboring seas in of the year. In these day* of conservation of America's resource* *.< should never forget that the South s greater wealth lie* in » few Inches of the top noil of her arable land*, and that the Southern agriculturist Is alone respon sible ^°r the reckless waste and destruction of this great gold-producing resource. On all side* now we see the painful spectacle the destruction of the humus, and washing and leach away of the richness (the gold) that is within the soil this being the unfailing result of continuous clean cul ture of hoed crop*. Ten year* practice In not Allowing one acre to |m- plant'd two year* In *ucce**!on in Any clean crop, hut In *ir«<| hating a good rotation, with cow pew* r.r *oy bran* after *m»ll grain would uutke this Southland bloom again with all her old-time Independence and great nr*a. This writer practice* what ho preache* All terrace banks have about disappeared from my farm and I hate been selling some of nine or ten different crops every year for some n»e years, besides selling a f. * . .as. hogs, colts and poultry and everything that gro»» upon the farm, ex cepting children. J. C. STKIHLIMi The Site of TUr to IV f«»r Draining Messrs Kdltor*: ! see In th! Southern l arm c*n/ettr .in ,r tide on tile drainage Will >«*« all* - me to make torne suggestion* In r* gard to the size of the tile I think, from experience, th.r almost every one that speak* ot 1 tile drainage scares most <»f th< farmer* off by telling them i use a larger size than I* tier es*ary. thereby making It r*» • more than I* necreseary. The deeper you ran pul them In reason th smaller tile you ne«*d use. for |e%*-. land one and on*- half Inch tile l large enough fot 100 yard*. If th ditch 1* three f<*et deep. For a ditch •hat I* 100 yard*. 2 and one half Incl * large enough three Inch for 40< yard*, and »o on, Incrraulng In *U« according to length of ditch If you have the fall, four or five f«« t lit lo t ter. for the deejier you get them th* farther apart you can put then. Seventeen ami one half yard* 1* an ne.»r a* I have ever put any, and that In a *tlff *!ay suhtoll with one and ■ *ne half Inch tile; and after the *«*. ond year they drained the land nil right. J, F. LATHAM i 1 NF.W OlUtKAXH CXlTTO.X M\llk IT v< tmaad on rot ton *ot<1 «m »|«.t l« run ThU d»» Today, imi yaar. Ia» ordinary ___«s ’ »« Ordinary _ __ t i< *4 (rood ordinary___ * . * i| l« tx.w midd *»g. . • , la 11• |C Midd itaa * US 1 (rood middling . _ »\ If Middling (air___ ay IS j if Fair_ --to ■, MEM I'll in (T>rr"h Ordlnar y__. Oood ordlnary Ion middling _ > H i* Middling III# tiord Middling_ .. _ It MC 1 ngaa and au:ru. s at le lower. 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