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It Li-8 boon a long tim e sin ce I last
na4e my appearance in your midst,
andkbe reason of my long silence is
isliiftl I confess it?) that I really had
nothing of interest to say. Now the
men may not believe it, but we women
do know how to hold our tongue when
there is nothing to talk, about; so I have
been content to remain silent though
all the while fully apreciating the con
tributions of the rest of the sisters.
There has been a subject however
that has been weighing on my mind
tor some time, and I can never be sat
isfied until I have given our .Household
the benefit of any stray ideasjthat may
happen to find lodgement in my .crani
um. Indeed I intended to have writ
ten this communication several weeks
sooner, but was prevented by multiplic
ity of my household cares.
Our town was, during January and
February, much frequented by tramps
and women peddling laces. Now these
are two species of individuals, which
undoubtedly belong to the same genius
and neither class ought to be encour
aged by intelligent law abiding citi
zens. As to the lace peddlers, Ido not
think it is treating our merchants right
to patronize them, .nor do they sell
goods cheap. They may make us think
that they do, but we will always find out
that we could have bought the same
class of goods cheaper from any of the
stores in town. Though their laces are
very pretty, they are always imitation.
I havenever seen one of them have a
piece of real lace. Only a year ago
one af these very women bought her
stock of laces from a store in town,and
then sold it to the ladies at a large pro
As to the tramps, the northern pa
pers have for a long while been full of
accounts of robberies and outrages
committed by them. Hitherto our
section of the country has been com
paratively free from them but lately
they have begun to direct their foot
steps more frequently to our “sunny
southern land” and if they meet with
any encouragement we will undoubted
ly soon be as overrun with them as the
northern states now are. Nay it is but
reasonable to suppose that the majority
of them will prefer to spend; most of
their time in this genial clime in pref
erence to the icy region |of the north.
I gave something to eat to the first
two or tiiree tramps that came along,
but after that I began to reflect serious
ly upon the subject, and I have come
to the conclusion that we do wrong
whenever we give any thing to eat to
an able-bodied tramp. It encourages
them to continue to lead a vagrant life,
and if we continue to feed them they
will make our town a regular stopping
Soon after Christmas there were four
who stayed here for several weeks, sit
ting by the fire all night in negro hous
es, or sleeping in unoccupied houses.
Each day one of them would go round
and beg enough food for the crowd.
Now if they begin to make our town
one of their stopping places, it will not
be safe to leave our doors unlocked even
in the day time. Atlanta is full of them
and I have heard of numberless instan
ces in which they have houses .
there in broad day light, aud stolen
apy thing they could lay their hands on.
The only thing that we women can
do, is to ref use to give them food, but
itjseems to me that the men might do
more. In Macon they are taken up by
the police and put to work on the
street 0 , whenever they make their ap.
pearance in the place, consequently
the inhabitants of that city are not
troubled with tramps. Now would it
not be well to follow the example of
Macon '( I dare say the men do not
condecoend to read our household col
umn, but everybody knows, women
have tongues. So we can talk to them
about it, and if we talk and talk, and
keep on that same subject, they will
take some action just to stop our talk
Mr. Editor :
Your excellent correspondent, Clod
hopper, seems to think Stewartvill and
myself will differ with him in early
planting of corn. If he means in Feb
ruary or thq first of March, I have a
neighbor who has been planting at this
time for a number of years: the result
is lie lias to plant over or complains of
a bad stand. My time to plant if I
have favorable weather and the land
well prepared, between 20th of March,
and first of April, always get good
stand. Another of my neighbors and
one of our most successful corn raisers,
says these early planters are generally
No specific rule of application can be
given in regard to the time of planting
when we take into consideration the
different classes of soil we have to plant.
Most of tho corn planting is done now
and whether this indispensable crop is
to be a success or a failure when har
vest comes, depends very largely on
the manner in which the work for
March and that previous to March is
done. Again and again have we ex
pressed our opinions on this ail impor
tant subject, pointing,oqt the inevitable
consequences of slovenly and superfi
cial planting,and the good results which
attend thorough and careful perform
ance of the work, Good crops cannot
be raised unless the ground has been
well prepared, deeply and closely plow
ed—no hard ridges between the fur
rows, but a mellow, soft, deep bed pre
pared, through which the young root
lets can easily peuetiate, and through
which moisture, heat, air and light can
reach the growing plants and give
them the sustenance which are essen
tial to their health aud strength. They
who want good remunerative crops
must abandon what is known as list
planting,throwing three furrows togetli
er with a stumpy scooter plow which
breaks the soil about two or three in
dies in depth, and leaving the middle
to be broken when there is time to get
to it, or when the crop gets the first
plowing. In our climate and on our
soil, planting like this must end in fail
ure. It is loss of time, labor and mon
ey. Drouth is not the cause of failure;
bad seasons have nothing to do with it,
—bad work is the sole cause, Scratch
planting on the list will bring nubbins,
and not many of them. To get twenty
or twenty-five bushels of corn per acre,
the soil must be deeply broken and pul
verized, and if it has been loosened by
a subsoil plow in every furrow, so
much the better will be the crop, and
so much less will a summer drouth af
fect it. Another tiling very essential
to successful corn raising is the selec
tion of good seed. Most farmers wait
until they get ready to plant before se
lecting their seed, then if these are so
fortunate as to have any to select from
it is hurriedly. To procure good
seed begin to select when yon begin to
gather the crop the largest, roundest
ears; continue to do this when husking
corn for milling or feeding purposes,
until planting time, then shell off and
throw aside at least half the ear from
the small end, taking your seed from
the remainder of the ear.
It is thought by some that it is best
to discard grains at the butt end of the
ear. My experience proves this to be
unwise, aud consequently more germi
nating principles than any other. In
regard to the distance corn should be
planted depends upon the number of
bushels you wish to make per acre. My
plan is to have no more corn hills on
an acre than I wish to make bushels of
corn, allowing one hundred hills to the
bushel; by doing this you dispense with
the surplus stalks which adds nothing
to the crop but prevents others from
maturing a good ear.
I hope, Mr. Editor, that every reader
of your excellent paper will pot only
plant his corn well but will plant plen
ty of it or something that will answer
as a substitute for it - Let not the all
cotton fever lead him into the fatal fol
ly of curtailing his forage crop in order
to increase that of cotton. Surely ex
perience has proven with sufficient
force in the past the ruinous conse
quences of the all cotton poi icy. Search
the cotton States through and you will
find that wherever you find a planter
who is out of debt and with good credit
with his merchant, he will tell you he
never buys a bushel of corn; will show
you now full cribs. But on the other
side when you find mortgages for over
due notes, for advances of corn and
meat, lean mules, broken wagons, tum
bledown fences, and everything wear
ing a slip shod and seedy look, you will
discover a planter who went in for all
cotton, intending to buy his corn and
meat, and make an immense pile be
sides, His empty cribs, half starved
stock, and his empty pprse are the
most forcible illustrations of his impu
dence. Four fifths of the debts whicli
now oppress the Southern planters, con
sist of money borrowed to pay for corn
and meat, hay and fertilizers, to make
a big cotton crop, but which the big
crop never produces enough to pay. I
hope the readers of the Gazette are not
going to repeat the folly of a few years
back, but will prepare for an ample pro
vision crop, remembering t that eveiy
bale of cotton produced at the South
is a positive injury to us and a benefit
to the spinner or the speculating cotton
Surely the lessons of the immediate
past have been severe enough to teach
us to avoid in future the errors which
have cost us so dearly.
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