Comparison of Varieties.
Seven varieties of cotton were planted April 28th, 1890, for the purpose of comparing their productiveness, yield of lint from seed cotton and quality of lint. The Cook and King varieties were received from the secretary of Agriculture at Washington, Storm Proof was. planted from seed presented by W. J. Smilie, Baileyville, Texas, who originated it ; Southern Hope and Peterkin were from seed grown on the station in 1889, Peerless and Truitt were presented by Mr. James Clayton from his farm near Opelika, Ala.