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The Southern Farm Gazette
"You ran tell hy a man** farm whether he rra<l* It or not.* t 'nder the /if i tonal and f?u<ine<i Management of PR. T AIT BUTLER. STARKVILLE. .... MISSISSIPPI. ( 1.AIU- \< I If. 1*' 'I Nhhih iur In I TO U A AI» M A a A«.rH I’Kor. \V. I M \SNKY..A'a-ut? Kniro* IP tin HT S. I«• I M us. • - ( ini ami KmirtrAtunr OFFICE*! It \ I.IK til. N. C. STAUK VII J.K. MISS. T<t either «*f whlrh < ommunlcatlona rrcardtnc \<1\» rtUInc "T rlt thma may t*e miCAfiO o» I ICK: *15 l»K\K!lolt\ HTHKFrr. Ir HATr on your IaIwI I* not rhancrxl within thrr*' *«ii after y • >u remit ia*e notify u# at ■ < e I at r ar tt at Hal* i ch t"«*t«tf? < e a* «< < tt. T r 1 a*a mall mat ter I rrrrk« r<«n |n nt.tt ni"' ihouM t«* a*1*treAM«T to Mari \ 111*'. M t**l*»l|-|T How to Spend a Quarter. AYK you twenty five or fifty cent* whkh you wish to Invent where It (• likely to bring thirty or »l»ty or a hundred fold* If so, let us make a suggestion The neit time you go to the pos t o ffl re spend this half dollar or quarter for postal card* Ilrlng the card* home, g*t > our latent ropier of The v*nitl»ert» farm t»a/*tie, and write to each and every adv.rt'*«r who 1* offering something you think could l*e profitably used In your home or on your farm A*k for hi* catalog, price H*t*. and any other In formation you wan*, telling him. of course that you *aw the ad In The *%.>ulb«rn I arin l»a*rtle Thl* will Insure your getting a "square deal and will entitle you to benefit* of our genrral guaran tee covering all advertiser* In our column* Then when the catalog* come you can put In some profitable hour* th« -e long winter night* • tudylng them Head what e»rh man ha* to *ay for hi* goods and *'** ,f it will pav v«u in ,'**~*‘ In them. Ji It will pay you tr»r>, oftener than you might m pert Heckles* buying of thing* one d<»e* not nee \ Is always to be condemned, but you do need good *eod*. good «*ock. good poultry, farming Im plement*. h«*UE« h' 1 convenience* and lot* of oih er thing* You may n*-< 1 a two row cultivator, or a manure spreader, or a cream separator, or a corn planter, or a stump puller, or a disc plow, or a hand hoe for the garden or a piano or washing ..._W i _ _ ... «...__ . - _ . % _ s .*a. a. # VI » “ ft . **«•*’* • " PP »U| tu» MUMlV1' and all these will # ><m pay f«»r tlwmwhrt jf you really need them Then. too. If you have scrub chickens or pigs or cattle you certainly need better stock It will not cost much to buy a sitting of egg* or a trie* of pure-bred fowls or a pur* bred pig You might go In with some of jour neighbors, and buy a g-x>d sire and begin improving your cattle Huch In vestments as these are the ones that pay the big profits. And before buying It Will be well to write to several of our advertiser*, get circulars about their breeds, about their Individual animals and their pedigrees, and decide which breeds and whl<h breeders appe al to you most You will have a garden, of course, and you will plant corn, cotton, tobacco, cow pens, soy beans etc ; and. of course, you want good seed You cannot afford to plant any other kind. Jf you have such seed of your own carefully selected, vigorous seed of a good strain or variety so much the better; hut If you have none of this kind you must buy them. You can’t expect to make a crop you should mails If you plant poor need Write theii-fore to our seed advertisers also, and get their claims, catalogs and prices. ji \\ e an* going to do good farming this year, re member the sort of fanning that looks to *'|bUO more a year and to do this we must have the Ih'*I Hood, tin* beat st«Hk. flip !>e*t Implement*, the late*! ami most impnarcl household ronven* Icncc* that we ran get. We arc* going to make our homes attractive, too. wo agreed did we no’ So we shall need sonic* flower*, and shrub*. am! sinnll fruit** to plant, and quite likely some pain* or n**flng mat* rial. * So get out your quarter right now an 1 wrhe t our advertisers, not forgetting to say In each < -• I am writing you as an advertiser In The s«» it’i • rn I arm <»a/ette which guarant* * s the r•* 11 hi of all advertising It carries," Good and Bad Crop Rotation*. njnjpa 11K av* rage Bouthorn farmer has given ’it ' tie attention to systematic* <*r welt planned crop rotation, hut he has nevertheless un wittingly endorse 1 tl «• n** l for crop rotatl* a TV*** prlmltlvo method. *<» 1 :*.g follow«-d of • jltlcatl-g a fi«’M In cotton, f >r Instance, until it ’ . a me in produc11ve and then turning It out to Se r<*cui>er ated by nature « m*th*>d* the growing of pin* » l ijsh.es briers, sredc or native grasses If a_ Jong term, one crop rotation Again, the custom, which has not been uncom r *n in n*c*b.na <? cultivating Ian! in u»« f x31 ! it m'.a r* >; » fra #hort term « f ye * ar.d then Jetting it lie out'* or "rest" by growing a ct« p * f w»e,*ik f ♦ «.ne i< ar. J* another primitive >r.d tjndr-1raide »• • f ,» rotation That land may Jnrre. -© jn fertility under m>th thewr rotation*, providing it d ♦3 not wash t<► l a lly. few wUl deny, i at neither !* a d<si:ai'e* kind of rotation V rotation f rr*'p* may h"**-irr. !• *» »p!©d under which the land w|Sl improve much more rapidly and at th© •an;*' lime grow a s*efyj rr p ©very year, in fart, in many <a = it will improve • til! more rapidly and gr*"** Ih« u*« fui rr-j*« every I car. It )• thla « rt of a rotation one that will >|r * rro;.* f, »r both • a Je ft* d feeding, and at the time time increase the fertility of the land by drawing '■n the a5r for needed nltr gen and fining the • with humvj» that nearly flj| mjr Southern *oll* need. What You (jft Off Your F Aim. r OST p©op!© in the Country have no adequate Idea as ». ?*,<• . f A bring. <>r !<• m *..%• they really get off thejr farm* M<n( prM.pjn in the country hav© no adequate Idea a* to the c»*t of a living «>r a* to what they really get off their farm a lake y- ir own ca»*\ for rtample, and do a lit tie hone*l figuring b©f< r© you conrlude that the farm doran't pay and that the matt who Uvea lz town ha* the better end of thing* llegln wltlj >i»ur h au *> © and the ground* about Jl \S hat would liny r«*«t jf you ha! to rent them In a to»n of any «!*©’ What would the? ro»t even ifl )mir own neighbor)) (MM 1* Many far inera fall to giv© rl»«■* old farm any ctedlt for hou*e rent, or for the gran* and flower* that grow In the tar<! or f ■. r t! <• «nlrr • It »* in,. . t... *«*!! nupplle*. or fur the garden With 11» Ion* lint1 uf gouj thing* r»*ad> f«»r u*e mouth after m.» ith but If they were |u town they wool J f.u.r tj pr for every 01)0 of them I>ld )Ot| OUT 'hills of that? Have you thought to count In. too. thr f ;el \ jr land Nupplle* you. or to figure out what It » j .jJ | Coni you if you had It to buy? And. of c Jjr o you would have to buy It If you didn't have it o i the plttCe 1 hen you have Home ft till, do you not? If you uie a farmer worthy of the name you certainly do Huppoae you charge that up to youraelf at town . rice*, and wee how you would enjoy paying for It. Mutter and milk. egg* and fried chicken, all come pretty high If you get th* m f-nm k«*t; hut you eat them and never think of th«1r cost. Then when you want to take a ride or a drj» nil Ju«t and Me or hitch tip and go on t • ' ou o.i 1 In f !»«* qu fe f » cinders about how Ion* t red at Hie rn 1 » f y * ir J uirne- if yotl w,.re pjK 11 I 1 r and • h , ir y .i gl t c in c!< < i !«* tic t to ate* * . t ttic* "tore or th h<>i» an 1 In k "o'H c- « r a Vise * '.*• w vah*'r fora ‘ It would } * Ill He ten lavijf i.l .f ju hid t) pay for ^ ri\ 1* ge of doing It (b unt up a I the c t! i b f re you dec^J bat the f in «!< * * not p. A ,i before you » i, re fleet on it fact that I* <• u ,!-<• ' c ;i master, th;df IB do HU W|t£t asking any man s con rnt Y« ur farm, in ..II pr >b b l;ty. do*** not paytti »hat It ought to. wh t * »i can make It pay.rd * hat. wo trust. )« u mil m ,c it pay this cn$g ■ar, but the chan*'*** are th ! it pays you a leal more than you haie given it credit for^d at. if you g,-.o it a fair showing it will retuM Touch for th** money you have lnve*;.H| jn ^t ■» uld any other buslnc s in whl^h you are |U Ske|y to Jnreit. Editorial Nofcet. Now Year s resolution not itgl* s: »• 1 Jn oilf list last w««k would read thlr.g I ke this "Since Nature is aOk Hiding up my Idle land* and restoring th«|o fe through bum.u» and vegetable matter, fit ■t l-e r. » f u>ll*h as to ur.d » her w >rk by 'buig " th se field# " I>r Knapp has put the ig rfjr forcibly by saying that we should be |y "ter off if w«- used less fire and more #$'* dealing wl'h our old field* • s • If y«»u have any ttmls or machinery outsga * w.• a?her now-. go at once and get them shelter You ran t afford surh positive j|. »Ue-** as that of leaving tools out door*. • • • There are go- l tile factories In tho fkmtlfct l ey do not seem to think it worth while to ar» l^e In the farm papers, and the farm pape^O *t feel called upon to advertise them fr^Uf bey knew that farmers are Inquiring whe|o ; jy tiles, they would advertise them • • • If >n« ha.f bale i>f cotton is grown per acrgd *-1 for j cents a pound, which Is easier, ton ttir l>rlc«- a tul for re It to noil for 15 cetl|>r t ' it ' * s < t>a!e to the acre? Individual It u:.'iU" ’bbably «<a» or, and odlcctlveljr all It prof ably omler to |nrro.t«c tho produclhjto :l,aIr *«» **»«’ acre Hut both are dr»lrabl«Hd ,5l>lr- then let u« pull together and aeo t*o •in t do hot h • • • • tm lt»a> doubt the advantage* of aubamtg nd d'-ep plowing, but all MU agree that If llh he Jeep plowing there bo put Into the noil t»ch ', f*' ‘ tnatter to form huinua, better cropmlll bo ralae !