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Testing Irrigating Plants.
Government Engineer Invest igating Best Methods of Watering Rice. Prof. W. B. ( regory, teacher of experimental engineering atl Tulane University, has been in this section this week making tests of irrigation plants in this vicinity. He comes here as the representative of the United States Department of Agricul ture and is conducting these tests with a view to ascertaining the best pumping plants and the best methods of irrigating rice. He is accompanied by J. F. Tad diken, Jr., a student at Tulane, who is acting as assistant in this work. The result of Prof. Gre gory's tests and experiments, which will include a study of both irrigation and drainage plants and will cover both the rice and sugar districts of Louis iana, will be published by the Department of Agriculture for the benefit of the rice and sugar planters. This is one of the first moves made to assist in rice cul ture,but the Department inteeids to devote considerable attention to this industry in the future. -Prof. Gregory also states that Prof. Elwood Mead, Chief of the Drainage Department of the United States Department of Agriculture, while in New Or leans a short time ago, became deeply interested in the problem of reclaiming the marsh lands of Louisiana, and has promised to send an engineer to this State to spend several months studying the conditions. In his opinion the land can be drained as well as in Holland, where in some in stances the reclaimed land is seventeen feet below the level of the sea. Inasmuch as efforts are now being made in southwest Louisiana to drain thousands of acres of marsh, the assistance of the Department of Agriculture in this work will be greatly ap preciated. Prof. Gregory also ,as charge of the Government Experiment Stations in Louisi ana and Arkansas, and has visit ed the station at this place,where he is studying rice irrigation to find the proper amount of water required by the crop and the best seasons for flooding. The re sult of these investigations will also be embodied in his report. ThA Abbeville Experimental Farm has about thirty five acres of rice which is well along and : promises good yield, although it is not the best to be found in this locality. Prof. Gregory says he rice crop in Vermilion is the best he hes seenh ear, and promises greater turns than in any other sectioni he has visited. He also announ ces that his Arkansas stations are in satisfactory condition and that he has started rice culture in that State with encouraging prospects. He has rice growing in central Arkansas which:is do ing well. Prof. Gregory will re turn to New Orleans in a day or two, after which he will visit Crowley, Jennings and other points to continue his tests. The work will probably consume all summer. Forced to Starve. B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky, says: "For 20 years I suffered agonies, with a sore on my upper lip, so painful, sometimes, that I could not eat. After vainly trying everything else, I cured it, with Bucklen's Arnica Salve." It's great for burns, cuts and Wounds. At all drug stores, Only 25c. Making Preliminary Inquiry, The U. S. Government Rice Crop Expert is Estimating on Acreage. Delancey Evans, rice crop es timator for the United States Department of Agriculture, formerly a leading rice man of I the Gulf 'Coast, was in Crowley v Thursday making inquiries on E on which to base a report as to i the rice acreage of the Gulf I Coast says the Signal. He has I just returned from a six days' I trip through Texas and will go I from here to Vermilion parish j and later to Georgia, where he I will complete his preliminary in- i quiry. 1 dMr. Evans states that while c estii tes as to pl nte4 acreage are as a oule close together, the I e W l tof r -t t +, actual acreage plahtnd which t makes it inadvisable for a repre- a sentative of the Department of Y Agriculture to give out definite i figures at this time. He finds that in Texas estimates of acre- i age reduction run from about a fifteen to twenty-tive per cent. of ( last year's acreage, with the con- i scensus of opinion cetitering about twenty per cent. In Crowley Mr. Evans inter viewed most of the prominent mill and canal men. Opinions as I to Acadia parish acreage reduc- i tion secured by him here ranged from thirty-five to fifty per cent., with the average opinion around forty per cent. It was stated that one irrigation company that i watered 61,000 acres in this and Calcasieu parishes last year now have under irrigation aboujt 40, 000 acres. A. B. Allison secre tarybof the Louisiana Irrigation and Mill company, the company in question, stated to Mr. Evans 4 that he believed the cut in Acadia was about thirty-five per cent. - Mr. Evans has been informed that th3 reduction of the river is about fifty pei cent., while the Atlantic Coast reduction ranges from sixty-five per cent. at Georgetown to thirty per cent. at Savannah. A more careful canvass of the rice belt will be made later in the season, but the department will not issue an authoritative statement until November. 7th. Bent Her Double. "I knew no one,for four weeks,when I was sick with typhoid and Kidney trouble," writes Mrs. Annie Hunter,of Pittsburg, Pa., "and when I gotbetter, although I had one of the best doctors I could get, I was bent double, and had to rest my hands on my knees when I walked. from this terrible affliction I was rescued by Electric Bitters,which [restored my health and strength, and now I can walk as straight as ever. They are simply wonderful." guaranteed to cure stomach. liver and Kidney disord ers; at all drug stores, price 50c Result of False Impression. Why so Many Young Men Leave the Farm. It may be a grave departure from the "well-beaten path" of country journalism to turn from the discussion of the problems that demand the attention of the practical farmer in his every day activities and consider farming as desirable as well as a lucrative; calling however, the attitude of the young Americans to the farm is such as to render such a consideration one of vital importance. In our com munity (and we presume the same is true of almost every corn mun ity) there is on the part of many of our most intelligent young men,a tendency to leave the farm and seek some better (?) employment Thus the calling is deprived not only of its bone and muscle, bdit of that all-important characteris tic of the future farmer, brains. Considering her age, America has furnished her full quota of the great men that have found a place upon the page of history, and we are proud to be able to say that a large per cent of them came from the farm. But the young man must remember that, while this is true, the great mass of those who have left the farm to seek other employment have met with but little better than dismal failure. The few gain position and honor, but the many gain disappointment. Many a young man has gone from the farm to the city with high am bition and great anticipations, only to have his fondest hopes blighted and to receive for his efforts toil and hardship. We admit that there are posi tions that pay a good income, vet they are few, and to hold them successfully requires consider able ability, for the standard test of a man in this age is ability to do. Such being the case, but few are successful, while the f mass are given over to anything ! and everything they may find to c do. The only rule that is safe to follow is to be sure you are fitted for the position you seek--other- 1 wise, stay by the farm. Far bet ter breathe the pure air of the farm than the foul aii of the t factory. Better be a farmer free antd independedent, than a slave bound to and dependent upon r capital. t Back of the desire t, leag the t frm is the cause for the same. a A number of causes - miht med; tt'prmmne4-.su g" t them is the antiquated idea that a farmer and a gentleman are not f possibly the same person. This idea should be eradicated, and 3 people be made to see that there - is a true dignity in honest labor; t also that farming is really the f only independent life in which - man can approach the ideal of y self-government. Again, there is a desire to avoid hard work. - This class soon learns tth.t the t world is not looking for men of t their type. A third and more important reason is the wrong I education given our children at school. On some of our modern I charts may be seen the compari 1 son ofthefarmshand at $18 per t month, the teacher at $40, the I cashier at $100, and so on. This v is misleading as it is false. No account is taken of the fact that the farm hind recives his board a while the teacher does not,that y the teacher is at considerable s expense in various ways not a necessary to note here,that while oneman receives high wages the d multitude do not. So the com s parisons might be continued, but e it is not necessary. Summing s up, be sure you are capable of .t making other callings a success, . or stay where you are, free, I healthy,and independent. After e all, what is better than farm e life? The Diamond Cure. The latest news from Paris, is, that they have discovered a diamond cure for consumption. if you tear consump n tion or pnepmonia, it will, however, be y best for you to take that great remedy mentioned by W. T,McGee, of Vanleer, Tenn. "I had cough, fourteen years. . Nothing helped me, until I took Dr. King's Newdrscoveryfor Consumption, Coughs ant Colds, wich gave instant relief, and effected a permanent cure." Unequalled quick cure, for Throat and Lung Troubles. At all. drug stores. y price 50c and $1.00, guaranteed. Trial to bottle free. Siloam Springs. The Kansas City Southern Will have in effect every Thursday n and Friday duriing June, July and August a rouid trip rate of $12.50 to Silotm Springs, Ark,. final limit thirty days after date e of sale. T. B. Hutchins, Agent. 11 - Talmage's Rice Report. Demand for the week has been steady with an improved f enquiry from 'out of town and a Stock are gradually depleted r the scanty arrivals are not e sutficient to fill the gaps left - by out going parcels. Prices e are therefore, well sustained, - Advices from theSouth note firm f tone on the Atlantic Coast,with a good *distributtve demand. At I New Orleans, the market is firm t with csmparativelv a poorly t assorted stock, and movement t restricted thereby. The active - demand during the past few weeks has run on the Ilower and I medium grades of Honduras and f Japan resulting in a sharp i advance on such. Fancy sorts did not share as largely in the movement, bnt are now in active request, the supply is somewhat meagre, and is rapidly absorbed as offered, being at the moment relatively much cheaper than the less attractive gr:ades. In the Interior,Southwest Louisiana and Texas, the attention of those in terested in the industry, is cent ered on the growing crop, which is:short as to acreage and tardy as to progress,being from four to six weeks late. Mills are making repairs and closing out remnants of cleaned. CHEAP RATES Via The Kansas City Southern. Asheville, N. C., June 22 to 24,one fare plus 25 cents for round trip Athens, Ga., June 23rd to 26th, one fare plus 25 cents for round trip. Knoxville, Tenn., June 18th to 20, 24th and 25th, one fare plus 25 cents for round trip. Niaraga Falls. N. Y., June- 17th to 19th, one fare plus $2.00 round trip. Toronto, Ontario, June 17th to 22nd, one fare plus $2.00 round trip. Summer tourists rates in effect daily. Low rates to Portland, Oregon, account of the Lewis* Clarke Exposition, also to SIn Francisco a Ld If vour looking for The Right Kind of Goods in Gents' . Fur nishings and Tailoring see D. Silverman, The Merchant Tailor and Me'xs Outfitters. 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