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TALKS OF PLAN TO ENHANCE .THE VALUE OF COTTON SEED By Opening Up Foreign Markets Delinting Plants for Exporting Raw Seed to be Established at Southern Ports r t. u a The executive committee oi .. un. Georgia Ginners' association recently finished a two days' joint session , in Atlanta with the executive committee of the Alabama Ginners' association. The meetings of these committees were behind closed doors, and it has been rather difficult to obtain exact information as to the object or pur pose of their prolonged stay in At lanta at this time of the year. The reporter would infer from an interview that he has had with C. C. Hanson, of this city, who is largely interested in ginning properties, and who is also secretary and treasurer of both these ginners' associations, that not only the ginners in Georgia and Alabama, but the cotton produc ers at large have been, and are still very much disturbed' over the low prices that have been paid for seed during the past two years, and the lack generally of competition in the buying of seed, specially during the height of the ginning season just ended. It would seem that the ginners, as sociations have up the matter of cre ating for their members more com- . . . 1 1 ,-. 4 1- rriii rvll petition in the seea dumuws control of oil mills that are owned by the planters and ginners them selves, or through an organization for exporting seed to oil mills m foreign countries. Foreign markets seem to be creating more attention than the idea of controlling oil mills to make a market, as we are reliably informed that the executive commit tees of the two ginners' associations mentioned now have a committee in vestigating delinting devices. This, committee has been figuring witu numerous delinting machinery manu facturers, and we understand that they are now in Norfolk, Va., in specting a delinting plant in opera tion at that point on export ship ments of seed, the machinery for which is covered by foreign patents. The idea seems to be to put in de linting plants to be used in exporting seed to foreign countries at Wilming ton, Charleston, Savannah, Bruns wick, Pensacola, Mobile and New Or leans. What is done at Mobile and New Orleans depends largely upon what the producers and ginners in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and southwest Alabama do. Space for a plant at Savannah has been engaged. It is so located that the seed can be delinted, sacked and loaded on ships without the ne cessity of incurring any switching or drayage expenses. It is believed that the value of the linters accummulated in connection with delinting the seed will more than equal all expenses incurred in the operation of the delinting plant and probably pay an interest on the investment. It is stated that the oil mill ma chinery manufacturers claim that the value of the linters accummulated in delinting seed with American-made machinery manufactured by them. t nnlv navs for the delinting ex- Dense, but the money this source goes defraying the entire labor roll of the -oil mill. Mr. Hanson stated in discussing this matter with the reporter that the business transaction by the joint ses . fion of the executive committees of the-Georgia ginners' association and Alabama Ginners' association was in thi interest, on the whole, of the cot ton producers, the ginners and the South. He claims that the meeting was one. simply of thoroughly out lining some plans, which plans the associations 'would take up later and i,rM,r1i1v work them. He said that ther was nothing of a particularly confidential character; that within i.-t- timo the committees would Altui k make their recommendations to the associations at large, when they will be immediately communicated in de tail to the public. "Mr. Hansen was asked if he thought it was practicable to export upland seed to foreign countries, to which he replied in the affirmative. As to the delinting of upland seed for exporting purposes, Mr. Hanson stated that this was not necessary in order to find foreign market for seed; . n -..-na cnnnfctpi with an inter N Llirtl. itt. v-- . nor de ny any knowledge of th s rum or with reference to patting in large delinting plants at Wilmington, Char leston, Savannah, Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans. He saidMhat the general proposition was of interest to him in connection with . his gin ning properties in Georgia and Ala bama. He further stated that, his own gins could easily keep a 200-ton delinting; machine busy from Septem ber to December, inclusive. What he meant by his ; 200-ton reference was a machine that would delint 200 tons of seed in 24 hours. Mr. Hanson thought that the de linting of upland , seed, especially 'f the work was done at the port, would result in an increased market fo them; that if the proper economies in delinting were observed the value of the seed would be increased, a? they would be ready upon arrival at their destination for ginning pur poses; furthermore, the working of the seed through a delinting process at 'the port would insure the seed getting on board steamer in a good, dlry, sound condition. Mr. Hanson was asked what his in formation was with reference to the statement made by the manufacturers of oil mill machinery that the cotton taken from the seed in delinting more than pays for the cost of running th? machinery. He said that representa-; tivesof several delinting machinery manufacturers had recently stated to him that such was the case. Mr. Hanson was asked how the export prices quoted the interest with which he is connected compared with the prices that were being paid for seed on this side, to which he replied that all of last season the net prices quoted to him for upland seed at in terior Georgia and Alabama point. taking a rate to the port, say, of from ten to twenty cents per 100 pound? were anywhere from two to five dol lars a ton above the prices paid by the American oil mills. He further stated that this had been the case not only last season but for several sea sons past, but that last season was the first season the interest with which he is connected was organized to take advantage of the export of fers. Mr. Hanson was asked what in his opinion was the reason why some one had not before taken up the mat ter of exporting seed -to oil mills in foreign countries, lie said tnat do this business required not only an . organization but system, order finH considerable capital. He think1 that the lack of an organization for carrying on a business of this sort is the reason why it has not bcn done. Mr. Hanson was asked if there were any advantages in delinting seed exported other than tnose ai ready discussed. He said that the extra handling which export seed would necessarily have to go through in the delinting process would not only remove the dirt and dead weight from the seed and increase their value, but would also remove the lint which holds the dampness that causes the vegetable matter con tained in the lint and the seed to ferment, creating the heat which causes them to rot. He thought that the delinting at the port would dry 1 out the moisture witnout nuinidi loss in weight and would polish th seed to an extent that would insure their going thro to foreign markets in a first-class condition. ADVERTISERS AND'tHE THE WAYTO "BUILD UP YOUR BUSINESS AND TOWN A Subject That Is of Vital Import ance to Every Business Man A Plan That Will Destroy Mail Order Houses Time to Start Is Now Percy's Plan to Secure Labor derived from a long way toward est that exported upiauu bi-cu ."' season to foreign' countries, and that those seed were- sold to oil mills ar'To the water who had their ov.t delintirg process. He further st'r-i that the prices realized by the. inter est w ith which he is connected wore considerably in excess , of the pricis that were paid on this sice or the prices that were offered fithe sam; seec at' thi t'me shipments were made- - ; . " ' " Mr. -Hanson .stated that some of the oil mills in foreign countries thai were, crushing seed were not cquip with delintirg' "devices; .thcrefojrc t' t the propostion to delint all seed Hon. LeRoy Percy's plan to re- move ODSiaCies iu tnc mipunouuii foreign labor , for the cotton planta tionc of Mississioni. which has been approved by Commissioner of Immi gration Sargent, while a long step to the end desired by those who iavor the bringing in of foreign labor, by no means settles the problem In the opinion of those who have carefully studied the subject, Mr Percy's plan will not remove the dfm-seated nreiudice entertained by the Italian government against Mis sissippi, or lift the embargo that has been declared by the authorities at Rome, who refuse to issue passports to Italian immigrants headed for Mis sissippi. ' Only by indirection can the hostil- ; ity of the Italian government be cir- cumvented. and that will be by hav ing the immigrants presumably head ed to some other portion of. the United States, and then divert them, to. Mississippi. Immigration leaders state that Mis sissippi's only avenue to obtain the removal of this embargo is to have the matter taken up by the- state de- partment at- Washington wuu Italian embassador, and thus far no department of .'the state- government has undertaken a .mar. stiver sort Vicksburg American. The home merchant and the home paper, so to speak, are as closed united as were the Siamese twins one can not live without the aid of the other, and still you find in every ' city merchants who do not carry one line of advertisement in their home paper, and) then wonder why their business don't grow; knock th slow progress of their town, and say their home paper is no good. As a rule, millionaires or rich men seldom enter into the small news paper field, consequently, most of the owners of newspapers in small towns arc not possessed of the worlds wealth but of intelligence, enterprise, grit and honesty that are admitted, the producing powers of the wealth of the world. In proof of this assertion, take the newspaper owners 01 ten towns, among them the town of your birth, and point to one where he has retired from his business on his wealth. You cannot recall one. The fact is, and you will admit it, all he has got out of his life's work is the raising of his family, maybe a little home, a receipt for his honest debts, and after death, a little plot of ground in the town cemetery and a people's regret that while living for his noble deeds and good work, tnai they had not done, more for him, showing him their appreciation of his faithful services. There is anotht. reason why the home newspaper with an honest man at the 'head should re ceive patronage for the business of its city. The constantly arising ques tion of taxation, morality, ) politics, etc., which demandl of him to cham pion one side or the other and when he does, he often offends the opposi tion and' is made to suffer by the loss of their business. But this does not dieter him in the least and with the few dollars in his pocket, stands ready to boldly maintain the right in the next fight- This same man, from whose paper, for his honesty, you have withdrawn your business, thinks little of the injury you have personally done him and continues to work for your business and prosperi ty by boosting the town and drawing to it wealth and population. "Pwhlir- oninion awards the honor to the Home Paper as being the powo behind a towns' or city's progress. This being true, ought not petty jeal ousy and resentments of its editor's position on public questions be brush- d aside for the good of the town . . 1 -. .-..i -t and the support it deserves, givtn t by every citizen of the town, by advertising and subscriptions., ou-u a plan will give the town a live news paper. . What does more or can do more to build up and maintain a town than a ive newspaper? It is the greatest power witnout an exception m ad vancing the financial interests and moral welfare of the people. There is no question about it All other agen cies are merely subsidiary. It any one doubts this assertion, let him tak notice as to where the reformer goes when he wants something re formed. He doesn't go to the doc tor, the lawer or . the preacher. He rrfioc ctrmVl-it to the newspaper, lie e gence 7 will ' fail . to sec- &it ; to get benefits such as they -wish they cant afford to sit down and share results paid for by' others. .If this. idea can be firmly rooted in the mind of the merchant," le: will -be a better adver tiser and the publisher will not only get more satisfaction out of his work, but will realize better returns also. To get the best results there should be at all times the most pleasant and confidential relations between the ad vertiser and the publisher. . Each should recognize the importance of the one to the other, This reqipro. cal relation should be so apparent that it is easily maintained. But there comes a parting of the road at times.. When it does let it come with as lit tle friction as possible, so as to make a renewal of business relations" an easier matter. - - One words as to the character of the advertisement. There is no doubt in my mind that the carrying of quesT tionable advertising matter is a mis- taake. It will dto more harm than good and result in loss in the end. It will prejudice readers, especially new ones, against the paper and have a tendency to lessen the importance of other advertisements in the same paper. An adyertisement is a good Au Ulcf the man who writes it. He Partita LiiU llszi. TsT the Came Prior to Jlay 1st, is known, by the company he keeps. My advice is: Eliminate ail question able advertisements. Don't give your readers good advice in one part your paper and. bad advice in another irt, even though some one else writes and pays for thi latter. Good results will not follow such a course - In Crawfordsville we have several grocers who hold a special cut price sale for each Saturday. No argument is needed to 'show those merchants that advertising helps their Saturday sales. It was my good fortune to make a few 'mistakes in the price list at different times. I say good fortune koiicp thp merchants heard from their customers as to those mistaken prices. But it made them firmer be lievers in the old saying that "it pay: to advertise." On the other hand, if cut price sales are good for the merchant the question naturally arises as to why they would be also good for the pa per. I can not answer that question from experience. Perhaps some, o those present can. If cut price sale stimulate the business of the mer chant and do not demoralize it in anv wav. why could they not help the business of the paper also Looking at it from a distance, 1 so no reason why good results might not follow a trial.- This scheme might induce some non-advertising merchants to become regular adver- jtisers, having found the one day plan woar Under ,the provisions of section ,898 of th code of 1906 sheriff and tax collector is instructed to give no tice to those liable for privilege taxes as follows: - ' Section 3899 Tax collector to no tify by publication all persons liable or privileges. The tax collector shall publish for four consecutive weeks dXiring April each year in some newspaper published in the county a notice informing all persons liable or privilege taxrthat the amount will j be due the, following May.: ' - " . . Section. 3901 provides the penalty for non-payment . of . privilege tax when due, the section reading as f ol- ows: - I Section 3901 Damages in case of j failure to procure license All per sons or corporations liable for priv ilege tax who shall fail to procure . the license during the month in which it is due, shall be liable for double the amount of the tax, and it is here by made the duty of the tax collector to collect the amount, issue a separ ate license therefor, and to endorse across its face the wordsl "collected as damages." J. H. CKUULH. Tax Collector. ' ' sr.: V.' K S EXAMINATIONS. For Candidates for County Superin tendents of Education. The following circular, giving no tice of the annual examination of ap- licants for the position of county superintendents throughout the" State. is being sent out by State Superin tendent of Education Whitfield:. V "Notice is hereby given that on May 10th and nth, there will be held in various counties of the State, examinations for candidates for the office of County Superintendent of Education. - "Examiners have been appointed by the State Board of Examiners to j i MSA 'WW mm 1 mm m amp. Copyright 1907 by Hart Schaffher & Marx You'll find our Hart, S chaff ner & Mane Varsity suit not only good to look at and easy to pay for but easy to wear. We'll iit y o u perfectly in it, and you'll thinli so yourself . All wool qual ity here. CHAS. H AFTER .... . .- ' Sales Agent. 5 i , FURNITURE FOR ALL this A Criminal Attack on an inoffensive citizen frequently mae in 'that apparently "useless. little tube cailed the "appendix.; Its gen erally Alt Result of .protracted con- stipation, followirg liver torpor, ur King's, New '-- Ufe" Pills regulate the Kur nrpvmt a rmefidicitis. "and es- tablish regular habits of thi bowels 2$ts all drus stcrtt,,, . ither appeals directly to the publish er to aid him or he leaves, a commun ication signed "Constant Reader, "Veritas." Old Subscriber" or some other equally well know signiture A merchant may theorize and spec ulate until; doomsday, but eventually he will have to return to the solid fact that his business will never thrive without publicity. Many have tried to do so without it, but. to their sorrow. Publicitv is the greatest tonic ever concocted for 'the stagnant blood of any enterprise . X tlirewd business man advertises because, first, he has the goods and, second, because he wants the people to know it. To have the goq.ls ana not announce the fact would be su icidal. Not to rave the goods and advertise that he has got ihem would be equally unwise. Confidence can not be b.iilt up and", maintained in that . way. That plan of campaign will not get res.ults for the advertiser, av.d it reflects equally on the newspap er, for the people, rightly or wrongly, somehow have the idea, that, af ter alt they have the right to hold the pub liVer responsible for tvtrj thing- that goes in his paper, and wc don't know but what that is the right, way rb loolc at it." It has a teudecy to nuke pub lishers niorr circumspect and adds V the solidity o the paperV standing It helps thi? pubhVher-to git results later on. a means of attracting new. customers There is no reason why 4 paper should not experiment in getting new business as well as the merchant. To get the best results the advertis ing columns of a paper should be as carefully and intelligently edited as the society or other columns. I have read advertisements that were reai literary gems in their way. They a tracted atention. An advertisement should not only be well written, but well set. A poorly worded advertise ment can be redeemed to a certain extent by a skillful ad setter, and a well written one can be rendered worthless by a careless or incompe. tent compositor. It is a good plan to repeat to the man who sets the ad- ' '- 1 " . M - vertisements any complimentary words you hear -regarding his work. tv.o ,.,i-.n' Vmrt him. but will make 1 iiat 1 -" fc ' him feel that his efforts are appre ciated. , -. .. . Little time is needed as a rule to convince an experienced merchant as 4-1,- Imnnrtanr? an d advantasres of LUC - - newspaper puDiicuy, uui wuu new man it is different, lie must be convinced that advertising Js a cold business proposition; that it is; not a puzzle or a guessing contest, lie must be made to see that satis factory results will follow a wise and liberal campaign of publicity, as sure ly as night folows day. . "On the same date examinations will be held: at the Capitol in the Represenatives Hall for icandidatcs who prefer to take the examination at Jackson. "The branches on which the ap Iicants . will be examined are the same required for the first grade license, .with the Art of Teaching additional, As heretofore published, the questions of Art of Teaching will be basedl on Sabine's Common sens: Didactics and White's Elements of Pedagogy. "All questions will be prepared and all anwsers graded by the State Boara of Examiners. The fee for the ex amination is $5.00. We have just received an un usuallly large stock of Furniture for this season of the year, and have put a price on it that will enable yo uto supply your wants and save yourself money. Rocking Chair, Office Chair, Bed Room Set, Parlor Set, Dining Room Set, Chiffoniers, Desks, Pictures for every Room, Bedsteads--Iron, Brass, Enameled, Oak and all woods. I THE H ANDSOMEST LINE of ART I SQUARES and RUGS in the CITY C M. & E. G. H AM, Corner Walnut and Main Streets MISS. A frown on the brow means you need glasses now. ' 1- T-i tt . t . 4-13-2W ' Jur. Jt'. is.ornuium. J GKLbNVlLLt, - - - ' " J bee tsarrett lt 'Liecoraior FOR FINEST GREEN OLIVES 4-, j iTelephone ; Mississippi Italian Supply For all kinds of Painting and Papering. His new paper will add greatly to to the attraction of your home and costs but little. No where will you find so large a variety. The designs and coloring are the latest Samples shown and estimates given without obligations to buy. PHOAE 67S t t .t t A Smooth Politician In speaking of the recent speech of Judge Jeff Truly, th Indianola Toc sin says: , A politician himself, (and a very smooth one too) he waas hard in his roast on politicians. He also touched up the papers that were not in accord with, his ideas and ambitions, and stated that he did not expect to get a square deal from" the average paper.. His speech was along the , old lines, j each sentence appeared as though" it was a memorized effort originally in- tended to. catch votes in the cow coun tie, so it is not to be wondered ati that, excepting the humor-it has not t -well m the delta. - - 1Z a ma n 1 w I F O And you find yourself at F.W r . Hard Times In Kansas- The old days of grasshoppers anT drouth are almost forgotten in the, prosperous . Kansas of todays altho "T.ealt business man shocld be made to-feel that it. is to his interest to aid in maintaining the. newspaper a-a busi ness proposition 4f for no other rea- sc-i. Aside from his special adver- ti rraents, the intiuence ot a piper, af's -directlv In such a t:v is to Lcn- . Big "Futnitute Hotse Where the bran new furniture and house f urnishings is still, going on 50 QEMS DOLLAR Nov, the point Ao th's is that thftja citizen of - Codell, Earl Shambtirg,. has not yet forgotten a hard, time ne encountered. He says; "I was worn out, and discouraged . by coughing ' night and day and couid find no relief till I tried Dr. King's New Discovery., , It" took . less than a bottle to -com-rliiilv ccre: oe." -Tt , safm and 7e also have on sale oar : from otir recent fire. There are for you. CALLAND Salvage bargains Stock in it SEE FOR YOURSELF t.in. r: te il .::i -. -rtI-r,! zt t " :-SC'Z t'.li cure ' p. 'O. J-O RB A N & C Am :M'rs Ave; -"Phone 202 1 - Don't. -t!s Cr- t- tinl.: i.s.t li lis C --J '- ' ; T 7 " l J. a they were exported ' rc-lJ t. 1 w ., mrm3 . .: : ..." . w - -Vi a l:rer " riarket - for f.