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TO BE HELD SOON
COUNTY PRESIDENTS TO DIS
CUSS PRICE OF STAPLE.
President Smith Talks-Outlook for
Remunerative Price Very Bright
-Crop is Short in Texas.
The State. 19th.
A (all fot a meeting of all of .e
evn:y r dents of he South Car.
*ina C( it(: -sociation - cl h1 i in
Colan:bia ci. '.n2uzt 30 bas beer is
;Itd A y '. zidtnt E. 1-. ' h The
meetinz 's ., be held :. obain
r -Ihis state a th'e prive
of eotton f r the corn S eason ,a
the vote - % state w' - g'. tov
th xecutliv-e '.>Mmittee eI in m~:
in- a: Ji .. -Miss., . Septnober
f r.- the pricu f -lte year.
Mr. Smith has issued the following
statement regarding conditions in this
and other states:
"On - September 5, the executive
committee of the Southern Cotton as
sociation will meet at Jackson, Miss.,
to canvas the situation and fix the
price for which this organization will
stand for the present cotton crop. I
have issued a call for a meeting of all
of the county presidents in Columbia,
onAugust 30 to get the opinion of the
South Carolina division as to what
price, in their judgment, will bel'pro
"It is needless to say that the out
look for remunerative prices is bright.
However. it makes no difference. or
very little difference, how flattering
the statistical position of cotton may
be to the producer, it will avail little
if he individually and collectively
does not cooperate with conditions to
obtain the best results promised by
"If there is not an agreement
amongst the men interested in high
price cotton as to what price they will
stand for. if there are not means de
vised by which this agreement can be
carried into effect, then conditioins
will avail little. The critical time, as
I have constantly urged, for deter
Mining the price of cotton is to refuse
to market it, under any circum
stances, in September, October and
November, unless the price is that as
fixed by the association.
"These are the months when the
greatest necessity is placed upon the
\producer by virtue of hbis obligations.
and these are the months wherein the
buyer an.d spinner get in a sufficient
supply to control the market from a
period of from three to four months
subsequent. Therefore the work of
the a'ssociationl, in order to benefit
themselves and to benefit those who
stand most in need of it, is by all le
gitimate means to prevent the rush of
the cotton on the market at other
than our price in these debt paying
"The condition of the organization
throughout the south was never so
flattering as now; business men, in
eluding the farmers a ndothers, are
coming to a full appreciation of the
-.work being done by the association
and the benefit that has been and is
being derived from it. The world at
large has recognized and is acknowl
edging the power of the Southern Cot
ton association, as evidenced by the
very flattering reception given the
delegates at the great conference held
in Vienna, Austria, last May. Sure
ly 'those who have not given their sup
port to this organization. after the
three years of our work and the, un
deniable success of it, will now _co
operate in maintaining an organiza
tion whieh has been. instrumental in
bringing about a conditiorn in the
south that has been of benefit to ev
ery man, woman and child, regardless
of their Qceupation in life. The South
ern Cotton association, recognizng
that cotton is the currency of the
south and that the volume of that
currency depends upon the price and
price depends upon the intelligent
action of the Southern people has
made its platform broad enough to
include every southern man, and ev
ery southern man, should be in
*No Large Yield.
"I have covered the larger part of
the cotton belt 'since the growing sea
son, and in my judgment, the out
look is not flattering for a large
yield; the demand is certainly for a
large yield. The dry goods trade and
the manufacturer of cotton goods ap
preciating the fact that the demand
for cotton products is increasing fas
ter than the supply, also that there
is being some intelligence used in the
sale of the crop, have raised the
price of manufactured articles to that
point that justifies them in giving a
much higher price for the raw ma
terial and still save to them a fine
dividend. I am creditably informed
that within the last few years all
bleached goods, print and the finer
manufactured articles have advanced
at a rate far in -excess of the advance
in the price of cotton.
"Recnt advices from Texas, Ark
.n1'1. Mi-iss1ppi. Lousiaiia and Ala
:=a%a are o) the effect that the crop
in these states is far below the con
dition existing at this date last year,
and that the damage is such that no
condition from now on may repair
it. Last year the exact reverse was
the case: the states east of the Mis
sissippi had a poor prospect, while the
western states had a comparatively
fine one. Information is being re
ceived by me to the effect that these
western states* are determined to
stand for a higher price because the
cost of making this crop has been
Vt 3 heavy and the yield will be light.
and unless a fair price is obtained the
obliga'tions incurred can not be met;
so we have the promise this year, by
I necessity of circumstances, Texas
will not sell her cotton so fast.
"I hope this year will be one in
which th.ose who have disregarded
the principles involved in our strug
,le for naming and maintainiinz a
price for cotton and have sold aheaJ
for future delivery around 10 cents
per pound, will be taught such a prac
tical lesson that hereafter we will be
rid of this one element of opposition
to our work in the south. I am fully
aware of the temptation that any cot
tom planter feels to sell his cotton
when the price offered seems to pro
iie him something of a profit: an,
I am also aware of the necessity for
*"rg sufficient to withstand this
temptation and to make the fight
with all parties interested in the price
"I have visited 21 counties durinz
the months of July and August. aad
in practically every county there was
manifested a spirit of determination
and enthusiasm which was exertmely
gratifying, and reports since our
meeting are coming into this office,
indicating renewed interest and a
greater determination to make the
association a practically perpetual
business organization. I hope before
the year is over to visit every county
in the state, as the work is one that
has to be continued so long as the
south produces and sells raw cotton.
I hope every county in the state will
not wait for a visit from the officers
of the central office. but will at once
inaugurate an active campaign for in
creased membership and :he providing
of facilities for storing and financing
the crop of their counties..
''I am asking the president of each
county to have the members of the
Southern Cotton association sign the
following agreement and to furnish
this office a list of all the members in
their counties so signing. It is a sim
ple agreement, and one that every
man in the south can sign, and is an
epitome of the constitution of the as
"''We, the undersigned as members
of the Southern Cotton association.
holding certificates of membership,
with dues paid for the current year
--, hereby pledge ourselves to main
tain by mu,tual cooperation and per
sonal effort for the minimum pneca
Ias fixed by the association, 'to use all
legitimate means to keep all cotton
possible- from the' market when. the
price offered is t elow that fixed by
the association; ,to cooperate, when
possible and necessary, in building
warehouses and forming building
companies; to use all possible means
in accord with business principles in
helping each other as members in pro
teting ourselves in insurance, stor
age and financing our cotton.'''
While visiting the south recently a
traveler chanced upon a resident of a
sleepy hamlet in Alabama.
''Are you a native of the twon?"
asked the traveler.
''Am I a what?'' languidly asked
the one addressed1.
''Are you a native of the town?"
''I asked you whether you were.a
nativ'e of the place?''
At this iuncture there appeared at
the open doo~r of the cabin the man's
wife, tall, sallow and gaunt. After a
careful survey of the queb
''Ain't you got no sense, Bill? He
means was yo' livin' heah when yo'
was born, or wos yo' born before yo'
begun livin' heah. Now answer him.''
E. SH EE HAN
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