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tbbJw , a 23- 1905J
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLAOT. 11 The Fanner's Stationery Fverv man who has any consider ht InUnv through the mails with fanners knows how many different i,,s of paper and envelopes are stS iiue letters are written in pencil, and on any kind of paper at r lVtii to that which has served !' a wrapi or for sugar and coffee. sjlicri. are few things which can be boiHit cheaper than good white -paper and envelopes, and steel pens and clear Hack ink, and all of these should be in more general use among farmers. Almost every country newspaper office does job work, and keeps a rrood stock of paper which they will sell at low prices, with your name and address neatly printed on the upper left hand corner of each sheet of paper and envelope. Get pood sized envelopes, those called No. 0Y2, being about the best size for general use. Then have printed as directed above your name and address something like this : F. E. SMITH, K. F. D. 1, Troy, HI. In frnieral. newspapers do not like to put out less than a dollar's worth of such work, but this will last the averajre farmer a year or more. It has a business look to have your name and address on your sationery, and if you forget to write them, as thousands do every year, it may save you ten times the cost, as the man who gets your letter knows at once where it is from. You can get a rubber stamp with your name and address cheap, but it is not nearly so good as printing. Farmer's Voice. Possibilities of Southern Agriculture." In its report of the recent meeting of the Farmers' National Congress in St. Louis, the Albany Country Gentleman says : Col. J. W. Killebrew, former State Commissioner of Agriculture of Georgia, delivered an address on the possibilities of the South. He de scribed the country as the finest pos sible, and with the development now in progress, and the boom that would come when the Ishmian Canal was completed, there were ample reasons for visions of transcendent glory. Every vegetable product could profit ably be produced- within its bounds ; frreat variety of soil existed; alluvial soils of surpassing fertility covered a large portion of its area. The cli mate was mild, enjoyable and health ful. Cotton, sugar and rice, al though the great staples were by no means the only sources of wealth. In some instances cited the yield had been increased over 80 per cent by use of fertilizers. In Southern States, producing surplus of wheat, the yield had been two bushels per acre over average of the whole coun try. Southern possibilities of produc tion were equal to those of any other section without encroaching on the cotton lands. Of the area of twenty i?nt million acres available, only f(ur millions were in cultivation. In the past ten vears farm land had in creased in value TO per cent, and the Product 144 per cent; in the past twenty-three years the population nal increased .50 per cent and the Product 230 per cent. Forage crops being increased immensely by the cultivation of leguminous plants. 1 He houth had practically a monopo ly of the cotton supply of the world JS accot of its specially suitable climate, extending through ten de fees latitude. In 1903 the value of n.on crop' with seed, was million dollars, the greatest value t0rrany "P of any product in his trT 1 could be increased by in wnse cultivation and fertilization to eet creased demands. The South 1 ' mi" : had monopoly of phosDhatic rocks- More intelligent labor was necessary, and perhaps this might come by col onization from Europe; with more I3 bor available, production can be trebled. Tobacco is produced in greater variety of types than in any other part of the world. The crop was 250 million pounds, of value from 40 to 50 million dollars per an num. Japan seed rice had been a cause of great increase of produc tion, and new methods of cultivation had revolutionized the rice industry. Truck farming and fruit growing now returned fifty million dollars per annum. The live stock industry was capable of immense increase. The South now exported one-third of the total of the country's ship ments abroad. New Orleans was the second port of America, with Gal veston third. With an enterprising people, what will be its destiny? It has the raw products for manufac tures, forests of great extent, soils for every crop, and could sustain population of ' great destiny ; -could feed 350 million people. Fifty mil lion population will be seen there by the present generation. It has varied elevation, timber, building stone, more field crops, more garden land; coast line, rivers, salubrity, humid ity happily blended; landscapes are beautiful; minerals abound. With this foundation and opportunities and capabilities, why .should not the South be the Garden of the Gods? Effects of Borax. The use of borax and boric acid as preservatives of food intended for common and continuous use is inad visable, according to a Government report, based on the results of last year's tests on the "poison squad." The Bureau of Chemistry which con ducted the tests on ten young men who volunteered for the service, says that in doses no larger than seven and a half grains a day, these chemi cals are prejudicial to healthy when consumed for a long time. It is held that foods containing them should be marked plainly. No visible effects, the report says, are produced in persons of good health by the occasional use of borax or boric acid in small quantities, but the young, the debilitated and the sick, it adds, are not to be forgotten, and the safe rule is to exclude these preservatives from foods intended for general consumption. When mixed with the food they are ab sorbed into the circulation. They tend to create a dislike for the food in which they are found. If con tinued for a long time in quantities not exceeding seven and one-half grains per day the cause occasional loss of appetite, ill-feeling, fulness in the head and distress in the stom ach. If given in larger and increas ing doses these symptoms are de veloped more rapidly and are accen tuated by a slight clouding of the mental faculties. When increased to forty-five grains a day the doses sometimes cause nausea. There is but littlo apparent dis turbance in the process of digestion or assimilation. The administration of the preservatives, the report says, tends to diminish slightly the weight of the body. Warehouses for Cotton, Messrs. Editors : As I can foresee our situation,it,s the proper course to follow for all the cotton farmers to use their means and influence to build storage warehouses for cotton, having them built and ready for this cro". 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