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BERKT T MOSEI.KY, Kmto
RIGHT OR WRONG.
In (bean'time* a merchant may jaat as well plant broomsticks and expect them to blossom as to try
and build up a business on mere “bunooubo.” The fellow who follows thie policy may think lie is
plucking; apples of gold from the Gardens of Hesperidss— but he isn’t. When the public •'get
on to him” they do ce with both feet, and
“The fruit hx lovbd so much
Will tub* to dost axd asbes at his touch."
Oar stcoess—such as is—was never attained by any amplifications of the truth, When we 'advertise bargains,
This is What We Give.
SPECIAL BARGAIN LOTS.
250 yds Laces 2|c, 5c quality;
50 doz Yal Laces 15c doz, worth
50 drs Val Laces 25c doz, worth
200 Remnants Laces on Bargain
500 yds Embroidery BJc, 6&o
1000 yda Embroidery, all widths
10c, 15j grades
-150 yds Black silk Net Flounoings
49c regular $1 50 and $2 00 good.
385 yds Printed China si'k<, shrrt
lengths, former prices were 75c, sl,
and $1 25, choice of lot Monday 490;
500 jds Black and colored Ground
Figured mouslins and French Lawns
18c former prioe 350;
Black Lawns, fast black, 10c;
385 yds black sat'eens lOe. 15c.
385 yds Perosles B|c, 12|o quali
600 yda Figured Turkey Red
Print* 6c, sells evory where 7c;
886 yds fine Printed Challies sc,
50 pieces Printed cotton Duckling)
very aside, fast colors, in white, gray
and tinted grounds 12 1-2 cw orth 15c;
* 2r* pieoes figured Grata cloths '7c,
others ask 10o;
150 Windsor Ties, all silk fall
lengtk, pretty patterns, 16 l-3c,good
2 6o value;
100 one imported Cone t, 50
goods to olose out 50c;
100 Ladies Liner, oollars, former
One lot Ladies mnslin Underwear
selling for less than oost of matsri
sc, 7 1-2,100, 12 1 20, 15 and 25 i,
worth 25 per oent, more;
DAVISON Sc IjOWB,
OUR CLUBBING OFFER
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION
AND THE RONITOR FOR
$1.50 PER TEAR.
We call special attention to ear
dabbing arrangement with ths great
southern weekly, The Atlanta Con
stitution, which enables as te offer
both papers for the remarkable low
sam of $1 50 oeats a year. The
first duty of every good citisen is to
patronise his heme paper. He wish*
es to become thoroughly eoarersaat
with his county matters, and only
through his home paper earn he ex
pect to be supplied with the current
county news, which is of the closest
interest te him.
After he has provided himself
with his home paper, the next consid
eration of those who are net within
easy reach of a first-class daily news
paper should be to select a first-class
weekly newspaper supplying all ef
the general news of the word, and
paying speoial attention te features
whioh are ef particular interest te the
household and the farm.
last such a paper u The Weekly
Constitution, published at Atlanta,
* Ga., and having a circulation of 15$,
000 oopiea a week, the largest ef any
weekly newspaper published in Amur
os. It is essentially a farmer’s pa
per and stands at the head of the
weekly press of this country. Its
agricultural pertinent alone is worth
THE D MONITOR
25 pieces fine india Lawn 15c, will
match others 25cgrids;
886 yds Sheer Plaids 81 2c, othen
ai l 2 l-2c;
150 pieces White and ooiored Dots
and Figured 15, 20, 25, 35 40 and
25 pieces Colored Dot awiss 180
6,61-2,8141, 10, 12 1 2, 15, 25
Whit# Organdies, French Nain.
soc ks costume cloths, oambrios and
185 yds Bleached Linen 42 1 2c
5 pieces Red Damask 250;
Cut Prices on all fine Linens ad
100 large Linen Towells 15c,
150 extra large satin Damiak Tow
els 21s, former price 350;
296 very large Damask Knotted
Fringe 29c, former priee 40c;
150 new Chambray
Waists, large coWars old ruffs# 3%.
65c kind. t
150 new styles, all prices.
In prices of ooiored wool Dress
Goods for this week’s sale.
Imported robes tkst wers 10.00
Robes that were 12,50 now 7.50.
Wool serge, all eolors, 40 inches
wide 480 value 65c.
Fancy suitings that were 50c now
Light weight woolens, Black tans,.
the subscription price of the papir,
while it numbers among its oontribu.
tors such well know names as Bret
Harte, Mark Twain. Joel Chandler
Harris, Sarge Plunkett, Bill Arp, and
a host of oahers, whose reputations
are world wide. Its women and
children’s departments are prepared
with a special view to please the lit
tle folks and the women, and its news
columns literally cover the face of
We are enabled te offer both pa
pers at pracitioslly the price of one,
and we will take great in
orwarding to The Conititution any
names sent us in connection with our
dubbing offer at the remarkably low
prioeof $1.50 per year.
IN THE SPRING.
Nearly everybody needs a good
medicine. Tfce impurities whioh
have acoumulatod in the blood du
ring the odd months must be ex
pelled, or when the mild dsys come
mi the e fleets of bracing air is lost,
the body is liable to be overcome by
debility or some serious disease. The
remarkable , success achieved by
Hood’s Sarsaparills, and the many
words of ptaise it has received, make
H worthy your confidence. We ask
you to give this medicine a trial
We are sure it will do yon good
Read the testimonials published in
behalf of Hood’s Sarsaparilla, all from
reliable, grateful people. They tell
FOE MADISON tXtUNTY AND THE DEMOCRAT!. I PARTY.
DAMELSVILLE, MADISON COUNTY, GA., MAY 18th. 1894.
greys, lilac, ssge green, light blue
pink, cream, red and brown,
In prices Silks and Batins, black
and colored, plain and fancy.
500 yds Moria and Moria Antiqu e
black and odors, 65c to 2.50 psr yd.
100 yds Blaok India Silk, 49c. 65c,
150 yds extra width ludia Silk 75c
goed one dellatvalue.
Printed India silks, extra width,
850, value 1.25.
500 pairs Ladies 40 Gage] real
Maeo cotton royal stainlesss brand
25c, better than any 40c hose in the
385 pairs imperial Lisle roysl
stainless 50a. 65c grade.
300 pair men’s seeks 15c. 25c value
1000 pairs school house, blacks
and tans, 10 12 1-2,15, 25, and 35c.
150 paiis Missrs Lisle hose, 33 1-3
DO YOU NEED Mattings, lace
curtain material and draperies,
shades, Ipoles, rugs, Firn screens,
Portieres, clothes baskets, table oov*
•rs and trunks? It so, don’t fail
to exaraiue our stook before baying,
At reduced pricos. New let just
received, pretty patterns.
$25 0# Matting now sl2 50
12 50 4. *• • •* '
10 50 / “ “ 8 50
8 50 “ “ 7 50
7 50 “ “ 6 50
40 yds to the roll, delivered an and
laid free of charge.
On* lot laco curtains, to close at
100 new Portieres fer large win
dows and halls, from 2.95 to 12.50
New 12t bright, pretty patterns.
For ladies children and men,
plain and fancy, all grades.
Reduced prices on all fancy para
The Democrat* of Madison county
are requested to meet in Mas* Meet
ingat the court house at Dsnielsville
on Tuesday the sth dayof June 1894,
for the purpose of selecting deles
gate* to the Gubernatorial and Con
gressional conventions to nominate
candidates for Governor and state
house officers and a congressman
for tho 55th congress. By orde
R. H. Bullodk, Ch’sa.
Beery T. Eosxlet, Seo’ty,
THEY WANT NAMES.
The Russell Art Publishing Cos., of
918 Arch Street, Philadelphia, de
sire the names and address of a few
people ia every town who are interes
ted in work of art, and to secure them
they offer to send free, “Cupid
Guides the Boat,” a superbly execus
ted water eolor pioture, site 10 x 13
inches suitable for framing, aid six*
teen other pictures about same sixe,
in colors, to any one sending them
at onee the aames and address of ten
persona (admirers of fine pictures)
together with six two-cent stamps te
cover expense of mailing etc. The
regular prioe ef these pictures is sl.
00, bat they can all be scoured free
by any person forwarding the names
and stamps promptly,
Notk —The editor of this paper
| has already reoeived copies of above
pictures and considers them really
Gemi of Art,”
. Monthly Talk to tin Farmers of
the State of Georgia.
THE EECENT FEEEZE
Which Partially I)ratro/|d the Wheat
and Oat (rop\ Higher
Department of Aff.ifULTURB,
Atlanta. May 1,1894.
Up to the first of past month no
fairer prospect ever cheffed the heart of
the anxious farmer. iffh) rains, it is
true, had somewhat rttaruel work, but
the genl&l, sunshiny days wore atoning
for the loss, and all nature was adorn
ing herself in spring’s The
farmer, as he prepared for. and planted
his crops, felt the joyouf"influence, and
being in bettor condition than usual to
bear the strain of the year’s operations,
was buoyant with hope. Alas, for hu
man calculations, one nkbt was suffi
cient to destroy this bjjjht prospect,
and when Georgia awoke on
the morning of the heavy %’ooze, it was
to gaze upon blackened ruins, where
only the day before everyTCrefc and plant
pointed to an early spring and a pros
perous crop year. Thou-h dismayed,
they are not daunted, however, arid the
present date finds' the crops replanted
and the farmers with fresh courage
still looking forward and. working for
tho fulfillment of their plaits. Tko par
DESTRUCTION OF THf WHi.A.T AND OAT
cross, ri pjs
moans higher food.
Before it is too late leMns prepare
against this contingency, .vMby planting
the Bmaller food crcfps ourselves
and our section against tfc possibility
of a shortage. We certainly
raise enough for boinj^/maumotion,
with even a little to sparivto our less
fortunate neighbor, where, in all possi
bility , the short crops a heavy
draft on their sections.
As appropriate to this condition, and
as offering an excellent r]t£, ! T would
suggest the following:
“We think it would
for tho farmers to try thisn'.tu for rais
ing corn on a shall scale ti-ik
Roil an acre patch, broade.til
manure and 2i>;i p v.
Weeds and grass.
later, drill tho corn
apart, and then leave
time.” Let me urge again ! nH|||||||iil
quota of , . J
of all kinds be planted. Corn, German
and cattail millet, wilo maize, sorghum,
Spanish ground peas and field peas.
While the latter must be our depend
ence as a storer of nitrogen, it is im
portant to have some rapidly niaturing
summer crops to meet the needs of thut
season. These should be planted as soon
as the rye or barley lots are ready for
the plough, remembering that the later
they are planted, the more important is
thorough preparation and High fertiliza
When these come off, this land, as
well as the oat and wheat stubble,
should certainly be sowed in peas. We
thus get another crop of hay, and tho
roots, stems arid fallen leaves furnish
an important foundation for succeeding
crops of grain or cotton. In the last
month’s “Talk,” I dwelt at some length
on the motfyfcls of preparation for and
of planting ilteae forage crops. In view
of thAprobable shortage, I feel bound
to agfc direct attention to the import
ance of this work. Besides the value of
as a root crop, the vines make splendid
stock feed, and the cost is, in compari
son with their value, nominal. A peck
at 25 ceDts will plant an acre; the cost*
of planting and cultivation will not ex
ceed $3, and after hogs have finished up
the grain fields, if they are tnrned on
the ground peas, and from there to the
field peas, returning again to the ground
peas, there is no calculating the amount
of meat that could be, raised. In some
sections, and indeed in all sections of
the state, the cotton, during unfavora
ble seasons, is liable to die out in spots.
In such missing places drop a few of
these ground peas, and after the cotton
is gathered the hogs can he turned in.
In this case the cost of cultivation is
really nothing, as the work goes on with
that of the main crop. Where the miss
ing spots were filled up. the ground pea
crop can be counted as just so much
gain. Give tho
plenty of salt. Few farmers appreciate
the importance of regular and ample
salting. Furnish it to them in their
slops, and let them have access to char
coal, if possible—certainly to ashes.
This can be given dry with the salt. A
weekly dose of copperas is also most
beneficial; and see that they are kept
free from vermin by frequent applica
tions of kerosene, mixed with lard or oil.
To raise hogs successfully one must be
on the alert—careless and indifferent
methods will not succeed.
In view of this prosent emergency and
of the importance of utilizing every
portion of that which is one of our most
costly products, I copy in another col
umn a part of an article which I pro
pared for the March number of The
Southern Cultivator in regard to har
vesting the corn crop. It is a question
which deserves careful study, and the
man or men who will hit upon the prop
er plan of curing and preserving the
valuable materials which are now about
universally wasted, will conferjnbopn
not only on bis fellow workers but on
tbe country at large.
I refer to this question thus early in
Order that farmers may consider, dis
cuss methods and plans before the fod-
Jt FAIR TRIAL Of HowraW
“ sapulUn guana teas n complete
tel. It is an honest msdidne, honest
ly advertised and it honestly CtIRM
fer pulling season, with its attendant
duties, is upon us. •
One great drawback ocoasioneu by
the recent freeze is that where it was
necessary to plow up and replant corn,
the cultivation of the two crops, corn
and- cotton, is thrown inconveniently
near each other, and the farmer is com
pelledto exorcise the nicest judgment,
"or else find himself overcrowded with
work and in danger of having his crops
irredeemably injured. Here it is that
the harrow can be used with telling
effect, and at great saving of time and
labor. Hup diagonally across the rows
just as the plants are coining up; it
breaks any crust that may have formed
and kills the young grass.
A Second later harrowing in anoppo
sltodieectlcayeaves the land in splanuld
Wide cutting cultivators furnish an
other means uf saving, time and labor,
and in the present urgent need for rapid
and thorough work should be employed
wherever possible. Under ordinary cir
cumstances t ie second plowing (if oorn
occurs in this mouth, ami tlio fact that
the plants are unusually small should
not deter us from going forward witli
the work rapidly aud systematically,
with a view to.j-Jjdl tho grass, bnt more
important still .<> keep the surface pul
verized and the moisture conserved, aud
also to permit the oix aud sunshine to do
their work. *
This surface cultivation should by all
means be at a depth of less than four
inches. It has been conclusively ohoivu
that corn roots penetrate the soil to a
distance of several feet In all directions,
and at a depth of only four inches be
neath the surface. Any plow which
goes deeper than that triust cut these
little foeders, and each Injury to them
reduces in greater or less proportion the
eventual yield of corn. At some of tho
experiment stations care has been taken
to make the exact estimate of this
.proportionate injury, which is foutid to
decrease rapidly as the plowing becomes
If wo will keep In mind that the main
object in plowing at this season, is not
so much to kill the grass, a iuiportarit
as that is nor] to break tho ground
deeply, as to kep hrtfee-riioisture, which
V constantly asouafftag toward the sur
face, \ye. wiH make fow mistakes in cul
tivation. In order to hold back this re
serve moisture which tho winter, rains
have deposited it is important to keep the
plows moving. Whether > there is grass
to be killed or not every time a crust
forms it should be broken as soon and
as shallow "as possible. Once in every
two weeks is none too ofton. The mel
low soil acts as a mulch to retain the
moisthre, whioh is needed tor the hun
gry little roots, and Which would other
wise bo tho surface
much more ra up
from tho u r ..
J&, l Bju-n
gfcTh , f mMl Hk
- ' " > ‘ V _ ■ (HI
’Anil more satisfactory. This plan obvi
ates the necessity of trie ‘‘blocking out"
process—always objectionable, bocause
the cotton in the bunches is left too
thick, and is apt to grow off weak and
spindling, and if there is any delay in
the second hoeing, and the plants are
left standing in this condition for any
length of time, the crop does not soon
recover from the injurious effects. The
use of the harrow presupposes the land
in good condition, deeply prepared and
smooth. On rough land, or where
from lack of humus and from beating
rains, it has become hard and packed,
It will be necessary to do the first plow
ing with a scooter or narrow shovel.
, The sweep or sisupe, which does beauti
ful work on ordtriary land, w ,n n „t an
swer here. A feeder should be used
with the scooter so that it may run closo
to and yet not cover up the cotton, and
by having a wing on the side away
from the cotton the middles can be
covered at the same time that the cotton
is closely sided.
This Is the month to plant the main
crop of potatoes. Itis not good policy to
plant immediately after a heavy rain,
bnt if this is done, the plow or hoe
should follow in a fow days. The slips
grow off better when set out in fresh
beds or lists thrown up os soon after a
good rain as the land is dry enough to
plow. The proper fertilizers and meth
od of cultivation were treated in last
month’s “talk." Don’t lay off too close
or crowd in the rows,
The month of May not only includes
the planting of some of the minor crops,
but Is perhaps the most important poriod
In the cultivation of the two standard
crops of corn and cotton. If the last
day of the month finds the farmer with
good stands and clean fields, he can look
forward with confidence, because he has
fully performed his part of the work.
R. T. Nesbitt.
What animal returns to the soil in
manure the largest percentage of the
manurial value of the food consumed?
Can I maintain the fertility ofr iny soil
by using commercial fertilizers only?
R. 8. TANARUS., Elmore.
Sheep, which according to accurate
experiments, return 95 per cent of all the
manorial elements of the food consumed
in their manure solid and liquid. With
a view to the lenovation of a worn out
farm, sheep is the most profitable stock
that could be kept. They pay a large
return in mutton or fleece for the food
consumed and the largest in manure.
It should bo remembered that by
simply using commercial fertilizers, no
matter how abundantly applied, the fer
tility of the soil cannot be maintained,
and exclusive dependence upon com
mercial fertilizers should never be at
tempted. Leguminous crops and stocks
are essential to profitable crops, and the
latter renders the farmer independent
and becomes a source of profit.
In England sheep are used as the reno
vators of worn lands, and it is an old
adage: “No cattle, no manure; no
manure, no crops.”
JKsny Person; m
WEEVILS IN CORN.
A Remedy Olren by *ltc Gcorgl* Depart
ment of Agriculture.
Give me some remedy for weevils in
com. J. E. W., Fort Gaines.
How can 1 keep weavils from beans?
J. J. M. 1., Buchanan.
The bisulphide of carbon has been
very highly recommended for the de
struction of weevils. On this subject
we take the following by Mr. H. E.
Weed, of the Agricultural college of
Mississippi, from The Southern- Planter:
In the February number of The
Planter Is an article under the above
head, which treats of the method of de
stroying weevils by moans of bisulphide
of oarbon. The article in question, how
ever, hardly gives the best method of
the application of .the blsnlphide, nor
where best obtained. The bisnlpliide is
very useful as a remedy for any insects
whioh may work within stored seeds or
grain of any kind. It is host applied to
tht> grain by simply pouring a quantity
over the top of the grain to be treated.
When corn is harvestod it should be
carefully oxamined for tho grain insects,
and if they are present, as they general
ly are, the corn should receive treat
men Kby meaaa ot tho bisulphide reme
dy! It is best to have a tight bin for
this treatment, but this item is not es
sential to success, although tho tighter
the bin the less amount of bisulphide it
will take for the treatment. In the case
of corn, also, if it is Husked it will tako
less of the bisulphide tor tho treatment.
. There is no danger in tho. two of the
Disulphide if only car* is t'akon to keep
fire of any kind away from it. WUUn.it
can be obtained from the drug
a cost of from 20 to 40 conts per pound,
it is best obtained direct from tle man
ufacturer, Hdward R. Tayloiy of
Cleveland, Ohio, who Bolls* it
in 50 pound lots at 10 cents per pound.
It will pay evory farmer to get a 50-
pound c.as, for it is one of the things
essontial to successful agriculture, and
is Homething which ahould he kept on
band at all times. The bisulphide ob
tained front Mr. Taylor is a better pro
duct than that generally to be obtained
from the drug stores, as his “fuma" bi
sulphide is prepared especially for tho
treatment of grain pests.
Let me here call attention to the fact
that a little titrir spoilt in the spring in
gntheriug up the weevils whioh often
swarm tu ompW craiuaries at this sea
son will greatly lessen the number of
tho woovhr whioh will attack the grnin
the following autumn. The weevils in
the empty or nearly jsmpty graiuaries
should tie swept up. Into a shovel ami
allied by placing containing
Elaborate Experiment* HRee Item Made
X at Station.
Wil me some infor
mation in regard to npurry as a forage
plant, how to plant, eto.
T. W. W., Hamilton.
Elaborate experiments have been
conducted at the Miohigan experiment
station with spurry from which we take
the following, as compiled by an agri
cultural paper, which will give a suc
cinct answer to your Inquiry:
This is anew plant to Michigan and
probably to most other states, but is an
old plant in some sections of the world.
In Scotland it is called yarr and in Nor
way pickpnrso; In Germany it is sown
among the stubble as a food for sheep
during winter. In France the yield of
spurry is estimated to be about equal to
a crop of clover or 7,700 pounds per
acre. The seeds are fed to cattle and
horses and supposed to be equal to rape
cake in value. In five or six weeks it
reaches a height of 12 to 14 inches and
is said to be a valuable food for oows as
it improves the quantity and quality of
Sown April 25 at the rate of 15 to 24
pounds per acre, it matures the last of
May and a second crop may be rairod.
It has been called the clover of sandy
soils. Dr. Kedzie, who experimented
with it on light sand at Grayling,
Mich., says that when partially ripened
and plowed under with a very shallow
farrow, it is self seeding and bears an
abundant crop. Its value as a innnuri
al plant on those light sands is pro
nounced. When plowed under it en
riches the soil the most rapidly of any !
other plant he has usod. It is a valua
ble fodder plant,Loiug oaten readily by
cows or sheep; it is a plant of great
value for bringing sandy lands into pro
ductive fields, especially is this trno of
the jack pine barrens of that stato.
Tho soil for spurry requires the same
preparation as that for clover, the seed
being sown and harrowe 1 in the same;
the seed is smaller than clover Beed,
hence there are more in number per
pound. In harvesting 3to 13 bushels of
seed per acre are obtained. Thick seed
ing gives an even field of fine pasture
and a heavy swath when cut for hay.
If tbe weather is warm and moist, the
field will begin to show green tho third
day from the time of seeding; it is
ready for mowing for hay in about 6
weeks and will ripen the seed in about
two months; for pasturing it may be
used in from 4 to 6 weeks.
The introduction of spurry as a for
age crop alone will prove of Immense
benefit, but its use as a manorial crop
is of much greater value. In an experi
ment more wheat was produced follow
ing epnrray than where 800 pounds of
phosphate was used per acre. At Gray
ling experiment farm, 10 acres were
broken in the spring and sown with
sparry, which was plowed nnder in Au
gust and the land sown with wheat.
The land beside it was planted with
wheat following clover, and one beside
that following timothy, whioh hail been
fairly well covered with barnyard ma
nure. The wheat on the spurry field
went into winter looking stronger than
either of the other fields. Spurry is also
valuable plowed nnder aa a fertilizer
in the orchards.
UOOD’B CURES "h*s all otbte
ns fail. U possesses
■until E> ;’>*er peculiar to itself. Be
suss te get Hood's Sarsaparilla.
ED\Y. McGow, Bps, Mar^orr.
GEORGIA m REPORT.
Issued by the State Department' of
Showing Are** Planted, Condition of
Growing Crop* and Other Mutter*
•I Internet Relating to
9+ Agriculture. _ "
Department of Agriculture,
Atlanta, May 1, 1894.
A report on crop conditions and acre
age compiled by the first of May is in
many respects incomplete, jot contains
sufficient information to be of benefit in
arriving at more accurate data later l*
the si<asen.- ■ *'
i It is the intention of the department,
as provided by law under this branch of
the report, to Recurs statistics of onr
agricultural products for later compila
tion. With this end in view we request
the reporters who have so efficiently
eervod the department, to make their
inquiries as extended as possible with,
the purpose of getting statistics that
will be practically correct.
In regard to our staple crop of cotton
it ie gratifying to note that a small re
duction in acreage ie reported. While
it would, have been pleasing to record a
marked decrease in acreage, yet the fact
that the. steps taken in the last few
years to make cotton an independent
money crop have not boon retraced is
cause for congratulation. It will be
Seen from the tabulated statement that
the condition and prospect compared to
*n average of'five years for the' state is
0 per cent below the average; and that
this decrease in prospect is most marked
in Southwest Georgia, while Middle
Georgia shows a condition nearly equal
to the average of the last five years.
Throughout the state the crop is from 10
to 15 days late, and where the plant is
up many imperfect stand* are reported.
Several yoare have marked an increase
in the acreage devoted to Vie corn crop
and we trust the future \n*Tl see no ret
rogression in this reapdri, and thdt the
eelf Sustaining fanner may be goon
found all over Georgia. The condition
of the crop, owing to the cold weather
the lattojJrfa't of March and the first of
ahwft ® per cent below an
JPTCrage of th Hat several yoars. Owing
fto the ad veil of the crop in
Southwestern Georjie the decrease in
condition from thi-'TSld*'Tvfc*ther i#
-greater in that than in anyothertputfon
of the state.
As with corn, an increase in the acre
age devoted to this cereal is shown. In
tho corresponding report for last season
wo were pleased to note an increase in
acreage in the same crop and to state
that the-previous falling off in acreage
promisee to be recovered. All North
Georgia and much of Middle Georgia is
well adapted to thie ccroul and more
care should be taken in its cultivafeioE."
prosent prices are not remunerative; but
in a rotation of crop looking to tho up
building and preservation of tho land, it
can very properly find a place. During
the year in me reports of the depart
ment we have on several occasions
called attention to the best methods of
fertilizing and of cultivating this crop,
which we hope has received the atten- '
tion of our farmers.
No change in the acreage devoted to
this crop for the entire state is shown.
Southwest, Middle and Hast Georgia
show a slight gain which is lost in the
other sections of tho state. For the en
tire state the condition and prospect
may be regarded as poor.
Onr rapidly developing horticultural
interest has suffered this spring the
greatest disaster of this character per
haps that the state has ever passed
through. Certain it is that there has
nover been such a wholesale destruction
of the fruit crop since this interest de
veloped beyond the orchard for home
nse. While the destruction has been so
great and the loss so heavy, yet those
engaged in the business are not disheart
ened, as they recognize the fact that so
severe a freeze is indeed a rare occur
rence in Georgia.
In some localities a few peaches will
be mado, and a moderate gathering of
pples may be expected.
The meadow lands thronghont the
•tats are in fine condition, and interest
in forage crops is developing.
Labor conditions remnin about the
same, -with no scarcity reported.
The following table gives a compre
hensive view of the condition and pros
pect with the acreage of the most im
Cotton acreage compared
to last year.
Cotton condition and pros
pect compared to an aver
age of live years.
Wheat acreage compared
to last year.
Wheat condition and pros
pect compared to live
Com acreage compared to
Oats acrango compared to
Condition and prospect
compared to live years.
IT 19 NOT what we say but what
* Hood's Sorsaporiliadocs that tails ths
story of its merit. When In used of mtd
wine remember HOOD’B CURES
-\OKTH GEORGIA.„ 391 [1042-386 103 115 99 “77 2-3'
.Mioule GEORGIA.. .T'97 1-3 98 ,100 8734 103 3-5 101 1-6 ST3-5
SOUTHWEST Gkougla'97 3-3 ;SS2-3 102 >7O 100 3-7 101 1-3 88
•SCfL'TH i. AST Georgia. . ; 100 95 3-3 88
%KT GEOBSIA. 1 95 1-3 93 1-3 |IDB 3-3 73 [lO6 103 l-S S3l-8
Ssr* 196 91 103 79 103 100 |641-4