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The Stone Place."
I his place is situated five miles from Thompson, in
McDu fie County, Ga., in a thickly populated neighbor
hood, oeing within one mile of a nine months school and
within easy driving distance to three churches.
II the tract there are 440 acres of land, part clay land
and part sandy There is enough timber on it fo:t all pur
poses. It has a large pasture leading to the lot at the
main Iwelling. This dwelling is the chief attraction of
the pi; ce, being a large two-story brick house.
^ There are seven tenant houses, two barns, located on
the plrce Several springs and branches add to the value
of the pi ace. In fact t'ie place has everything -o be de
? sired. It goes at $20 per acre.
J. Q. West, . . Thompson, Ga.
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bureau of the department or agricul
ture placed the condition of the crop
from estimates gathered up to July
25 at S9.1 per cent of normal. An
estimate was made upon .this, but
marked In the press reports "unoffi
cial," that the probable yield would
be 11,700,000 bales.
I introduced a resolution in the
Senate requiring the Secretary of Ag
riculture to furnish detailerl informa
tion as to the methods employed in
ascertaining the condition of the
growing crop, the names of th'i per
sons by states making the reports.
On August 15 I received the fol
"Sumter, S. C. August 15, 1911.
"The Hon. E. D Smith, Washing
ton, D C: Joint meeting Sumter Far
mers' Union and Chamber of Com
merce. Cotton situation discussed.
From information cotton yield great
ly overestimated. Drought unbrok
ne. Deterioration rapid and general.
Request you urge department of ag
riculture make immediate investiga
tion and publish results.
E. W. Dabbs,
Presideat Farmers' Union.
A. W. Snell,
R. I Manning,
Acting Ch'm Chamber of Commerce.
I took the matter up with the
department of agriculture, and the
assistant Secretary informed me that
the department had been discussing
the advisability of making arrange
ments for an inter-monthly report
when the conditions were extraordi
narily uusual, but that they were not
prepared to do this work efficiently
in this emergency; that it was only
about ten days before they would is
sue their August cotton report.
In order to get the facts officially
as near as possible, I saw a Senator
from each of the nine-principal cot
ton states and requested them to
send the following telegram to the
commissioners of agriculture of their
"Wire immediately what deterio
ration, if any, has taken place in con
dition of the crop In your state since
July 25. Also give prospective yield
your state, this year as compared with
The following replies have been
Jackson, (Miss., August 15, 1911.
Hon. John Sharp Williams, Wash
ington, D. C: Deterioration 20 per
icent. Exaessive rains. Overflow.
Boll weevil and worms. Outlook not
encouraging. A. E. BJakeslee.
Atlant, Ga., August 15, 1911.
Hon. A. O. Bacon, Washington.
D. C: Deterioration of cotton since
July 26 is at least 20 per cent. The
yield comparison to last year about
the same. T. G. Hudson.
Montgomery, Ala., August 15. 1911.
Hon. J. H. Bankhead, Washing
ton, D. C: Deterioration since July
25 at least 15 per cent. Estimate
the yield as compared with last year
as 5 per cent greater I. F. Kolb.
Austin, Texas. August 15, 1911.
Hon. C. A. Culbeson, Washing
ton, D. C: Your wire 15th. Slight
deterioration in cotton crop since, Ju
ly 25. Prespects very slight increase,
it any, in yield this year compared to
last year. , Ed R. Kone.
Little Rock, Ark. August 15,1911.
Hon. James P. Clark, Washing
ton, D. C: Cotton crop has slight
depreciation since July 25, caused by
rain. Inferior fruitage and latenesF
of plant will net give us a crop ex
ceeding last year, notwithstanding
fine appearance of stalk at this time.
Raleiigh, X. C. August 15, 1911.
Hon Lee S. Overman, Washington,
D. C: Commissioner absent. No dete
rioration in cotton crop. Outlook for
better yield than last year.
Baton Rougs, La. August, 15, 1911.
Hon. Murphy J. Foster, Washing
ton, D. C: No reports of deteriora
tion received 6ince date mentioned,
though the continued rains ow pre
vailig might prove disastrous. The
present outlook indicates a third
more cotton than last year.
E. O. Burner.
Oklahoma City, Okla. August 15.
Hon. Robert L. Owens, Washing
ton, D. C.: Practically no change In
condition for cotton since July 25.
Estimated yield this year 1,000,000
bales. G. T. Bryan.
Columbia, S C. August, 15, 1911.
Hon E. D. Smith, Washington, D.
C.: Yours even date. Our crop now
in the midst of crucial period. In
certain sections deterioration rapid
and heavy. In others none. Condition
not as good as on July 25. Until end
Of August would not care to venture
prediction as to total production. If
no adverse conditions in three weeks
this State's crop will be about an av
erage crop. E. J. Watson.
From the foregoing it will be seen
that, according to the commissioners
of agriculture of the iStates of Geor
giar Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi the
yield will probably be no greater
than last year.
In Alabama deterioration since Ju
ly 25 to August 15 has been 15 per
cent, and wifeh present prospects the
yield will only be 5 per cent greater
than last year.
From Nbrth Carolina the report
does not come from the commission
er. The increase if any is not indi
From Louisiana the report Is to
the effect that the crop would be a
third greater than last year. Louisi
ana made last year according to the
department, 256,375 bales.
From Oklahoma the report is to
the effect that they will make 1,000,
000 bales. Oklahoma made last year
acording to the department, 955,951
From South Carolina the report is
that if conditions remain practically
the same the yield will be about an
average crop. The conclusion tLere
fore, from these reports would seem
to be, taking the increase of Oklaho
ma, Louisiana and North Carolina j
and Alabama, not exceeding 1,000,
The conclusion drawn from these
reports are widely at variance with
the preliminary crop estimate made
by the department of agriculture.
The stock of cotton on hand is,
perhaps, the smallest in more than a
decade. Were there to be an unus
ually large crop, the world has need
for every pound of it at a much high
er price than they are now offering
and I hope the farmers will see to It
that they shall not be deceived and
led into sacrificing their cotton by
Act wisely and conservatively.
Agree among yourselves what you
are willing to take, and stand by that
How many things are like this sad,
When neither light nor darkness
rules the world?
And nature lulls to slumber ev'ry
Before night's dusky banners are
A solemn hour when all things bright
That made the world so radiantly
The sun's pale crimson fades upon
The breath of night is in the per
Perchance there's some desire in our
That, like this dying day, will
The light that hope to everything
And never blossom to reality.
Some secret love that never must be
.Some hidden wish?some thought
of urug-ained fame.
All sink on life's horizon, dark and
Just like the sunset's dying eve
Whose life is there this twilight
does not mark,
Whose heart is there that does not
Some poor, dead hope that once
burned lilio a spark,
And struggled hard its victory to
So struggles day against, the coming
Till, weary with the shadows on
She yields to darkness all her treas
And slowly sinks, just like our
Notice of Discharge and Call to Cred
On August ISth, 1911 I will file
my final account as Adrainistrix
cum testimento annexe, of the es
tate of Allen David Stroble, deceased
and will thereupon ask for my dis
charge as such administratrix.
All persons having claims against
the estate of Allen Davis Stroble de
ceased, will present same to the un
dersigned or be debarred payment.
Elizabeth A. Stroble,
Administratrix cum testa
mento annexo of the estate
of Allen David Stroble, de
July 17th, 1911. i
Four Pictures of the Canal As It Is To-Day. Number Two
EAST LOCK AT GATUN.
Looking north at the upper chamber of the East Lock at Gatun. The trestle across the lock in the fore
ground will be used in conection with the erction of the gates at the lock. Observe the massive nature of tne
stone work. Next issue the Middle Locks at Gatun.
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