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luo^rry 's Cotton !Pickei
Albany, Ga., Nov. 3.-There is
absolutely not the ?hadow of a doubt
that the cotton picking machine which
had just beca invented by Mr. George
A. Lowry is a succese.
The machine picks cotton in thc
fields, and it does it in a manner that
many who were skeptical abiut the
BuecesB of a cotton picker never ex
pected to see. It is not an automatic
machine ?that picks cotton without
the direetion of 'tho human intellect,
but it is a machina that reduces the
labor by three-fourths.
The announcement "that the machine
upon which Mr. Lowry has been at
work in the fields around Albany for
three months past had been perfected,
and that its was a success bas attract
ed to Albany a large number of capi
talists and cotton men from tho East
and South. These men have watched
the wonderful work of the picker but
a few hours, and, without one single
exception, have then deolared it to
be a practical cottou picker, a maohine
that will solve the labor question of
When Mr. Lowry was seen at his
room at the New Albany last night he
was naturally feeling very muoh elated
over his latest and perhaps greatest
invention. He was able to say that
success had crowned the work of
months, and that he had added anoth
er great labor .and expense eaver to
the southern farmer.
Mr. Lowry Btated that the idea of
inventing a cotton piokiog maohine
had been suggested to him by Mr. J.
F. O'Shaughnessy, of Boston, who
came into his office last year and said
to him :
"Lowry, why don't you work on a
cottou picking machine? That is
what the South most needs now."
"Why," replied Mr. Lowry, "the
thing is impossible. There are too
many feasible things here in my shops
to work on for mo to waste my time
on an impossible machine. You might
as well tell me to invent a maohine
that will pick a cherry tree, taking off
the ripe cherries and leaving the
green ones. But I'll tell you what I
will do. I'll go right to work on a
maohine that will reduce the labor
necessary to gather the cotton crop."
"If you can reduce it by half you
will accomplish a great thing," was
O'Shaughnessy's reply. ;
Although Mr. Lowry, the inventor
of the Lowry round bale cotton press,
had never seen a cotton plant growing,
he at once began work on the maohine
which he has just brought to perfec
tion. "Of course," said Mr. Lowry,
"I had seen pictures of cotton fields
and had sean some plants that had
been shipped north. I ha'1 been told
that a cotton pioker reached down and
took a boll and pot it into, his saok
and then reached down and pioked
another and so on. I reckoned that
the hand traveled ten feet in pioking
every boll and I figured on perfecting
a maohine that would work from boll
t} boll and save this unneocseary
energy. But had I known the true
conditions I would never have under
taken to perfect snob a machine.
"When the cotton season waa ap- .
proaohing we had a machine built in
Boston that we were willing to begin
(he work'in the fie!? with. Thinking
that the cotton would open sooner the
further South we went, we selected
San Antouio, Tex., near the Mezioan
lin?, and took our maohine there.
We eoen fonnd that there wae not
going to be muoh cotton around there
on aooonnt of the boHj weevil. Then
We aaw the, announcement in the
papers that. the first balo of Georgia
eotton had been marketed in Albany.
We were anxious tb get the maohine
to working in the field so I shipped it
here by expresa in order to save delay.
When I reached Albany it waa rain
ing and it rained for three weeks, so
that we weie unable.to take the ma
chine out. I might have shipped it
by freight and saved aome hundred Or
so dollars express charges.
"When we pat the machine in the
field and gave it actual tests, I soon
found that my ideas of how eotton
grew and how it waa pioked had been
entirely wrong. There were many
difficulties ?bout tho maohine which
baa) to be overcome. The greatest
source of trouble was in tho sard
cloth by means of which the cottou ia
extracted from th? boll. In figuring
on my eotton presa I had relied large
ly upon the oohcreacy of the cotton
andi thought that in pioking the
staple, if the maohine would take
hold of one little fibre the entire boll
would bo cleaned.. I coon taw that
there were from four to, six Gepaarte
sections of cotton in each boll and
' that the maohine moat take boldon
2very one of them. Then we began
experimenting on card cloth. . Twen
ty-nine different-cloths were mad* by
Eiaohinea in Boston Which were put
nt of commission for o'her work dor
* at Work in the Fields.
ing tho entire fall. Of the twenty
nine cloths, twenty-eight were disap
pointments. Some would take the
cotton and would not turn it loose.
Others would take the leaves, and
there was first one defect and then
another to be overcome. Finally the
twenty-ninth cloth was just what was
"When we had overcome this trou
blesome feature, we next turned our
attention to the power for propelling
tho machine. Our experimental ma
chino had been drawn by horses and
wo fought hard against putting an en
gine on the machine. I was anxious
to perfect a machine which would be
the cheapest maohine possible to do
the work, and in adding a motor tho
oost of the machine rras necessarily
increased. The groat and insur
mountable difficulty about the horse
power was tba'., when tho forward mo
tion of thc machine stopped, tho pick
er arm also stopped. This disadvan
tage was felt when the maohine carno
to a place vheio the cotton was open
very thick on the stalks aud tho
picker arm oe ni.I not be applied to
every boll unless the maohine came to
a stand still. The result was that we
had to build a machine whioh runs
itself and on which the pioker arm
maintains a regular speed irrespec
tive of the speed with whioh the ma
ohine is traveling, or if it comes to a
"That the machine is a success
there is no doubt. Undertaking
to invent a machine whioh would re
duce the cotton pioking labor by half,
the maohine as now perfeoted will
divide tho labor by four. The ma
ohine carries four negroes who operate
the picker arms and driver. With
these four negroes it is now pioking
2,500 pounds of cotton, about the
work of twenty average cotton pickers
at this season of the year. These
negroes sit on comfortable seats and
apply thc nicely balanced picker arms
to the op*fen bolls. Tho ootton is
caught on the oard cloth from which
it is brushed off by a doffer wheel."
When asked at what cost the ma
chine oould be placed on the market
Mr. Lowry said that he was unable to
say, for they did not yet know what
the shop cost of the machine would
be. The experiments which be has
made on the machine in perfecting it
have been expensive. It has coat
him more than $30,000 to make the
maohine whioh he is now operating
successfully in Dougherty County cot
Every praotioal farmer who has
seen the machine, however much of a
doubting Thomas he may have been,
has left the field in which it was at
work thoroughly convinced that a
great labor-saving machine had been
perfeoted. One farmer said yester
day that the greatest difficulty the
farmers had to contend with in this
section was the labor required to
gather ootton. It is not a question of
how niuoh ootton the farmer oan plant
and cultivate, but how much he ona
piok out. With the Lowry ootton
picking machine to aid in this impor
tant time in the farmer's calendar,
the ootton planter oan be independent
of the "town nigger" ootton picker
and market ? all his ootton with no
other laborers than those who pro
The Mysterious Postscript.
Some years ago "Tom" Taggart of
the Demooralic National Committee,
had oooasion to write to an active
politioal worker in a distant
part of Indiana, giving him timely
directions concerning the campaign
then in progress. Mr. Taggart's type
writer was absent, so he penned the
letter in person, though- well aware
that his chirography belongs to the
Horace Greeley school. . He wrote
carefully on this oooasion, however,
it being a very important communi
cation, and thought there would be
np difficulty. A week later bia cor
respondent was in Indianapolis sad
"Did yon sst my letter? Could
you read it?" was Mr. Taggart's
, "I got it alf right," repliedtba
man, "and didn't baye any trouble
with any of it exoept the postscript.
That stuok me. Showed it to every
body in town-same result; they all
ead ibo letter bnt foll down on the
The man drew the letter from bis
pocket and handed it to Mr. Taggart,
Who gave it one quick glance.
"Great 'gunsI" gasped Tom, "tho
postscript says, 'Don't let anybody
seo this letter 1'-"
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- During courtship they argue;
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Alfalfa And Clover.
Messrs. Editors: T ?ee in the Pro
gressive Farmer and Cottoa Plant of
fceptomber 27, an article from H. M.
Daniel, Hot Springs, N. C., ?in which
he says: "Our alfalfa seems to have
failed entirely. I cut a clean crop of
grab grass from thc patch recently."
Now, ss my experience fits his case
precisely, I feel it a duty to give it,
as it may save other failures. My age
(85) is my excuse for poor penmanship
and scattered ideas, butas I have gone
through Mr Daniel's, experience, I
will begin with red olovcr, as they
need the same preparation, and in
many respects are alike. About sixty
yeara ago I began to farm, and wanted
red clover. I began sowing it after
the plan at the North and West, that
is to sow the olovcr with some grain
(wheat preferred.) Failure was tbe
cons?quence. After farming here for
several years, I sold out and moved lo
Cass (now Bartow,) Georgia, where the
land is fine, and well adapted to clover
if properly treated.
Feeling confident of success, I went
to work as before, sowing with some
grain. After two or three failures, 1
had made up my mind to move again
if I failed. Awhile before the time to
sow wheat a friend paid me a visit who
had experience with clover, and sug
gested that I leave off the wheat and
sow the clovers alone, both red and
white. My suoccss was complete, and
from that day to this I have not miss
ed a stand, cither in Georgia or since
the war in my native land, and have
grown some as fine as I ever saw any
The preparation is all. Sow in the
spring on land thal has grown a clean
crop the year before, so as to exter
minate the crab grass, for no ci op that
I have ever seen will grow with the
crab grass. Select land whore no crab
grass grew the year before, plow and
harrow, until you get the land in the
boBt condition you can, then sow broad
cast, about eight or ten pound? to the
acre, about the middle of April, and
don't out it the first year, unless the
crab grass gets into it. If so, mow it
when the first blooms turn brown.
A very similar treatment suits the
alfalfa. I call it lucerne; the new name
has got in, being the Mexican for
lucerne. By proper care you can get
a good stand, which will last fifty
years or more: thc rod clover will
need renovating after five years. You
can get two crops of hay from the red
oiover, and four or five from the lu
oerne. The preparation for tho . lu
cerne is like the oiover, but you
should sow the alfalfa or Income in
drills 18 inches apart, and use four or
five pounds per acre.
You may eat the alfalfa when it gets
a foot high, and then every thirty
days until the Huddle of September,
but never let an animal tread on it.
And there ie no end to its life and
value, but watoh for the erab grass; it
spreads in a mysterious way, but it is
death to all crops. After you begin
to cut the alfalfa it will out baok the
grass. It is very important to keep
up the fertility of the land, for you
cannot keep up land and get heavy
orops without fertilizing heavily.
Hoping this may save some farmer
from Guoh error as young ones make,
with many good wishes, I am truly
J. Washington Watts.
Mountville, S. C.
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- While Mrs Kerken, of Savannah,
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& freight train of tko Atlantic Coast
Line ran 20 feet beyond its stopping
placo in tho yards into the kitchen,
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Three Valuable Words.
It has been said on good authority
that the highest price ever paid for a
writing was given a lawyer in this im
mediate vicinity. A certain railroad
company had lost enoimous sums of
money through damage suits institu
ted by those injured in grade crossing
accidents. This company had been
most particular in the matter of erect
ing signs at eaoh crossing, but jury
after jury decided that they were of
small moment, since the warning they
conveyed was to "lookout for tho
oars" or "lookout for the engine," and
io almost every instauce it was
conclusively proved that the damago
was caused by that part of the train
not mentioned! So in desperation the
railroad commissioned a lawyer of
wide repute to compose ti s'gr? that
would "bold" in court. After some
days the following senteuee, written
on a large sheet nf paper, came from
the man learned in thc law:
"Stop, look air1, listen."
Following this came a bill for $10,
000. So when you hear some long
toogued individual boasting about thc
dollar a word Mr. Kipling gets, or tho
surprising sum paid Richard Harding
Davis for articles describing thc war
he didn't see, dismiss the being as a
dealer in ant-hills, for thc lawyer
aforementioned got a cheek for the
amount named, and, so far as history
enlightens us, no one ever before re
ceived so much as $2,500 a word.
Before the end of a year the lawyer
was informed by the president of the
road that tho new sign had saved
many times its cost. And the point I
am especially desirous of making in
regard to this sign is its immense
value to men and women generally, not
only in the matter of saving life and
limb, but in the higher sense of get
ting out of life all there is in it.
Stop, look and listen.
How many of us do any one of the
three? We rush, are blind and close
our ears. Then we sue thc world for
damages. Do we get them?-Phila
delphia North American.
The Old Way is Best.
A Springfield school-teaoher, says
the St. Louis Dispatch, received the
following noto from tho mother of one
of her pupils on Monday:
"Dear Mis, you writ uie about whip
ping Sammy. I hereby give you per
mission to beet him up eny time it is
necessary to learn him lessons. He is
juste like his father-you have to
learn him with a club, l'ound nolege
into him. I want him to git it, and
don't pay no attention to what his
father says. I'll handle him."
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