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‘'I LIVE STOCK AND DAIRY. i"*"
Cotton or Live Stock? \ Who llrllrvPH Th« r»* i* M*»rr M‘»n«'y in f'ottnn. Willi Sonin Idilorinl CtHniwnii «*i Hip All-Cotton Plan. M< srv Editors I agree with Mr. F • nch *ha* barnyard manure Is the r s*one of good farming; but trouble in our system of farming S that we haven't the stock to make the t anure, and with the exception f r c.i'lle we can't see the profit in keeping stock I r < • one of our prominent farm r: the other day. and said to him. Mr C . you used to keep a large *'ock of sheep (they were fine South* ! wn«>. why did you discontinue raising them?” He replied that the price of mut ton declined and It did not pay. F it.” 1 •• ild. "the price of mutton good now, and if you are scarce of labor it would pay you to raise early lambs for market.” I replied, "Mr. C.. labor la plenti ful In my section." "Well then.” he said, "cotton will pay jou better.'* >ow, air r,<mor. ;n.* j* me reas on for th< -c.irrlty of *‘<xk In the S<uth The farmers believe that there 1s more money In cotton, and until they are convinced otherwise they will continue to raise cotton to the neglect of stock A number of our farmers have tried the beef breed*, but have not found them profitable. Our market for beef cat tle is not good, and we can sell our surplus hay and corn at a good price l think our Ksperlment Station farms might take up this matter, and show where the profit lie* In stock raising in connection with gen eral farming. Mr Mansev may be correct In de nouncing our s)»*em of farming without stock raising but the aver age farmer is not going to change unless he Is convinced of a profit In keeping stock I believe *h« South will some day become a stock-raising section, but the farmer* can't be driven Into the business. They can be led Into 1*. however, by showing them that It !* profitable. JOHN McDOWEl.L. K<llt*>rtal Comment. — It rather strike* u* that about the only evi dence needed that stock raising l* profitable in the South is to be found in the esperlencr* of the men who have tried It. If our correspondent ha* read how Mr. French ha* built ip his farm and made money by the raising of stock if he has read the recent article* by Mr Shuford. by Mr Move, bv Mr. Stribllng. by Mr Murphy, by Mr Dumvtlle. and by t ttiy other* he inuit certainly ad j :• that there are tome men In thl* *. r»! n »ho have made stork-rats It.,* pay d if our comprehension .ifi) one ran talk of market* for products being bad In the ,'h * hen the North and M r*t are St.4 uk butter and beef, bacon ar ! lard horiw-s and mules alt the We cannot get Chicago prices for cattle, it I* true; and It !•* also true that In most cases we could not K'‘ ’he prevailing market prices for o - .»•» ;«r if w. had them at Chicago, sir !n*r.i u*e they are not good en< ,gh 'o bring them. h ini* nt»ver yet seen a farming h< where the farmers who were n. the juo^t money were not, : er.il rule, the men who were ra u»d No section has ever b.. under ordinary condition*, r..fitly profitable ny:.t*-rn ' which did not have stock* for It a cornerstone. lioea mir correspondent really think that we cannot grow feed for live stock as cheaply as can the farmers of oth er sections? Wo ship our cotton seed meal to dairymen in Pennsyl vania and New York. (Inland and Denmark, and they feed It to cattle, make money and enrich their toils, while we talk about cotton bears and see our land gradually depleted. In all frankness, it does seem to us that no man can seriously consider the comparison between the profits of the Northern anil the Southern farm* rs which we have recently pub lished without realizing that we ar on tho wrong track. If a man finds cotton growing more profitable than cattle grow in let him grow cotton by all means The chances are that if the ordinary cotton farmer quit growing cotton and w<*iu into the cattle business hD last state would be no better than his first Hut before any man de cides which of the two will pay him better, he must take into account th. « f?-c'j of the two Industrie* upon hi* soil Hy combining stock and cotton we can make money out of both Neither Prof. Massey nor any o*h _ ... - # ... V, - i A I a;» im v •«« • v» * w* m m ♦»© v * ^ to drive anyone Into a different ays tem of farming; but w© have been doing our b«nt to lead the farmer* of our ’errltory Into more profltabl* line* of endeavor by telling then of other men «1m> base made and showing them h«»%* they rot Id make, money by better Bi'-'h If anyone can compare the :• suits of Southern f irming » ‘h that of other srctlors where 1 \ stork Is the basis of agricult If he can read and *e*e 'he *•: -re which other men have achiev* d growing good stork an 1 Impr *v!n ♦heir soils. If he can look out <>.. ♦he lamentably poor field* of * < South and i<’* the downright. h« rt breaking poverty of the as r • Southern cotton grower, and st lleve that cotton pay* lettrr th» system of farming which Include ♦’ • raising of stock and the up hull b g of the soil, w© fear that w© h ve nothing to say that can change his m 1 ft d. To l*rrvrnt Tlin>wlng Out Fred Having been troubled a great d«*al by hor*©* throwing their feed out of ' n»*ir uHirw, i mi/ » * I* w • *h*- benefit of other* < owMcm it>*- l urr-'v* 1 «4 or 2-lnth strip around th« top on the Inside. Through the center 1 nail one or more lengths of broom sticks according to the width of th« box J A. Iteb. In I*ralrle Farmer Anxious Old Lady: "I say. m> good man. 1* this boat going up or down!” Surly Deck-Hand: “Well. »h**’n h leaky old tub, mum, so I shouldn't wonder If she was going down. Then again, her b'llers ain’t none too good, so she might go up!” ill Hits. I 1001, A YEW*™1 I FOR TWENTY YEARS I | TO COW OWNERS. H BBB 1 hat s the nurv.-'.ouslv i:>*<>«! investment that r'orc than BBB ONE MILLION satisfied users are finding the j jbj I DE LAVAL CREAM SEPARATOR |l With more cows a !»L I.AVAL separator saves fl^B BH its er st the tirst year, lti more and better product, and it BBB ^yfl may be depended upon to go on doing so for twenty years, j ^yS as her*- ar«- .Tread •hotisands of instances to prove. j H Th.er* T ha : this much, saving in the use of a I>L L U AL BHIfe 11 fet. r ator*. other separators last but | ^^Bj I m .v m r.'-.s • > t.ve years instead of twenty years. They HB| !o_*jc iyilf that might be saved while they do last. §ggB| That's the "hole %epara*-*r story in a “nut shell" and MBA bH ‘.is- * he w near'.;,- universal sal*- of I>K LA VA I, BBB A !>K 1,AV \L ca* a'.may t e had f * r the askiny B^g|. L kcwiic the trial of a UK LAVAL machine. BBS ■ THE DE LAVAL SEPARATOR CO. H ^B m*» »i'« *••••* (,rn~ril Offices: <r>-*rr w>u<i« •*•«•* CM.CAAO HOSTMAI ’»’» * '*’• ... 1(5 BROADWAY *4 A ' P m. m o • m • I’Mi* , BH AN>iAbi,Mii D-miiPia BBB B^B o-w--4 ..to • ^ vno k tor > »*«in WM iMutuf'iro ' * •* » u a . »o*Tit«o.o*«a -.— Where to Buy Hogs of Best Blood and Breeding. Masterpiece Longfellow (No 107721.) • irand rh»mi'tnii |w r» *»hrrarport Htatr > a!f 1«* \ * i. ' (In ft. »! Mn«'(f|!i(r itr> ni the I • t» >f v‘. ar at hrt<! <>f nij tierkahlrr hi f t t haac f>>r «.air at all limn t to of all » fount I*»ar» and cllt« a<<nir rtlrt tiuio till* !»nd t»> at»>\r l»ar mia la thv tltnr fur larmrm t> liufima«• thi tr h-s* hulf |l|l Id »nki old. |l© IX Writ# lot a fi at »>>u a ant. \i*»> itriun<i»r-i irniunt an*i parii £ h r*c*. Jrtw r ratti* 1 »rk I aniihan rhlrk cna. and Prkto duck*. <;. \v. m:\tfi.i., llunkir, U Poland Chinas HHWltf iiw! Ptft»ct»k Bmdisf ,v r 1 *'r " ' l>e*t brenlliir m<»ney ran buj and arlt thrlr tncrraae a! any good farmer ran afford to i ay fa .n't buy until you get nn i'r!re« alii) tea» rl|» tlona. t guarantee .a **j>.i.are «l« al J It. srtliks. Hunter, okla. PIGS AND EGGS. Harted Pit tuo'ilh llncka and Poland* hi tin* i hi in At tin i arth I gg* ready imvi and lat< t. • (i |« i l\ No atock h it I hate Juat r» , .1X1 t Alt t.l the beat aot* ■ I could IllJtl III i dil.i Indiana tint lliiiiola 1'hry arc aired t») %n 1 t»red to the great hog* ' Meddler,” ”• <>r rt< tor.” ”**t,e!ltdmli r ” dc. Hooking <>rdcr» <• r t h« I r cl g» t >1 Match farrow. Man twenty •«f i ig* now Alt week a old I I loNit. i >rrx llie, Ala. Duroc Jersey Boars * i u> eight month* old Itteh cherry red In , ,.r nie; 111a an t growthr bred In the imride It g SO to f 1 5 h Kcijiit hx 1* t> M order 1. M Will i inKH X tki Mulberry. Term. BERKSHIRES -m> offcjeo ,vtur go«*) one* sold culls go i*> i*>rk ier. Write ' r trees and description I. W. HAMILTON. HOULKA. MISS. Berkshire* and Leghorns. - rUhirrs fcholrt stralna for %al«. « harm • r * I r» : 1 « r st head <■( h. r 1 tr \. «•« !«• ! . .rd l*rni', ur *• •". also to Unk n Itanr 7HXC. lire) ■»> It u Hudson of l *ane»!ield. I ngland. I'r« 1 t. ia» Hr<>»n leghorns of g<t«*d t> t«c 4 I breeding. >to. k and eggs for sale. M> motto l* to do unto others a* I would ba\« them do unto me. I. I». Ht iliKItTS. It. It. I, \t ’SMtland. Mia*. HKHKSKIIKK VliiH r rn Itrgtst. red ■stock of the \ err best Hreed ni v\ rlt«- > our w ant a. i II ItonrurH. n. u. K. I>. S. lUM.ncvtlle. Mis* Mississippi Veterinary Hospital. rat • Ism • >. tl<<* for l h« rure and treat - merit of all 11 \ »■ *>t«wk surtlral raw « a s|e«i' • » 'i '“ IrtMil a ani r,inmll.illi»n i mall promptly att« -tided to. Write me :»t*- 'Ut ai'iadntmeiita lor castration and other »m cl*'al operations to Is- done on your own farm. I hi highly bred stallion. Prairie lu lls re* ■ i t Nr. -Xt?*'.. kept for public *er\lee. • lioie« it bred, high elaaa young stork always for sale. in:. JOHN OLIVKIt. Columbus, >liss. MARE IMPREGNATORS It t I C ai e il Iron ne service of a i. f I. jO I ■ #11.1111. Ssfrly laprTgssllsii Hull II [ f l.4v* Scrvuijj I i I es i i l -< «s, S'Mflils, Supports, Seniie ei , ^iirpiul einalml. Sluil u Ii'KmUI ** iit>.‘ I K l I CRITTfNOfN & CO Dept. 53 Cleveland. Ohio When writing advertisers, please menllo b Is paper « Registered Scotch Collies Inti lllk'i iit -i. irlmiN mill beautiful. stud I »ok*. Hltchra. often ami bred, and I’up pi, * lot * ii, Won vtlti niwr exhibited I’rlcen reaNotiable, quality comliit rcil. Mammoth 1 inperlal IVk In I *ucka. I ki:s f I *> lorIV S. i Khodc I aland I(edit, s. t . \\nit, i, Iioium and It. ('M-abrluht ItantaiiiH. Kilt* ll.'iO lur l\ \ *P" at and.i rd bred and pri/r w Itim r>. Sat Intact loll guaranteed or your ■ mom v back. CANEBRAKE COLLIE KENNELS, : .\Dcmopolls, Alabama.