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PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE CO., MISS., THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1905.
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RHSIIBHTO FIB. IIUTIL
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JACOB BKRNHCIMCB, PRESIDENT
J. M. TAYLOR, CASHIER
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Pays 4 per cent interest on time deposits.
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H. GOEPEL, Treasurer
O. A. CASON, Manager
j^ort Qibsorv Oil Works,
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
PAYS HICjHEST PRICE FOR COTTON SEED
We have on hand for sale, at lowest cash
prices, in any quantity, Cotton Seed Meal
and Cotton Seed Hulls for feeding or fer
tilizing purposes.
Lulu" Gotton and Corn Planter
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AN
FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTOR
Strong, Simple and Durable and Does
Not Get Out of Order.
It is all metal ami free from 'flapping chains, set screws, idlers,
break pins, which cause lost motion and delay.
Docs not drop seed when moved backward. Full particulars on
application to
General Agents,
f NATCHEZ, : MISS.
SCHWARTZ STEWART
Awful Headaches
Are sure Indications of 00ms form of stomach
trouble, biliousness or a bad liver. Malaria will
next overtako you. Don't risk it, and above all,
don't take calomel or quinine—both are dangerous
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HERBINE
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baa all their virtues—none of their
deadly effects. HERBINE: taken
regularly will forestall headaches, put
the digestive organa in perfect condi
tion, bead off bmousneae, headaches,
liver ills, keep yoa in good health.
TRY IT TO-DAY.
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AO Druggists.
TOPS DRUG CO., Port Qibaoa. Min ,
WHAT IT COSTS
TO RAISE COTTON.
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Hon. J. HcC. Martin Submits Figures to Show That
7 Cents is Below Cost of Production.
PORT GIBSON, MISS., March 16, 1905.
To TH» Public :
Perhaps, there is nothing about which so little is understood anc
so much false information has been given, as the cost of producing
cotton on uplands, fertilized and unfertilized. With a view to placing
in shape figures, which may lead to criticism and evolve a correct
understanding, the following three tables are given. The first is
designed to show the cost of operating 125 acres of land, by the owner.
In order to do so, the figures are assumed, as follows, to-wit :
ist. Cotton acreage at 100, Corn acreage at 25. ' 2nd. P*ice of mules
$125 each. 3rd. Price of Corn fifty cents per barrel. ' 4th. Cotton
seed $10 per ion. 3th. Value of Cotton 7 cents per pound.
These tables are published because Mr. Theodore Price places the
cost of making the cotton crop of 1904 at 3.675 cents per pound. He
quotes from what he claims to be a pamphlet, published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, placing the cost, generally, of pro
duction at 4.90 cents per pound. From the following tables, it will be
seen at a glance that the figures, upon which he relies, cannot be correct.
Again, it is well known that the cultivation of the River lands
costs more than the uplands. Larger mules, heavier plows, as well as
wagons, are needed. Hence, the cost of mules and all other things
are higher. \
Very respectfully,
J McC. MARTIN.
TABLE NO. I.
Statement, showing cost <>f working 125 acre« of upland, without
fertilizer, by, the owner, of which 100 acres are put in cotton and 25
acres in corn ; the family of the owner being bis wife and three
children, aged one month, two years and five years. Also showing
yield and average value of same, putting yield of cotton at 200 pounds
per acre, and of corn at 20 bariels per acre, to-wit : __I
COST.
Six hands, at $12 per month each, for 7 months....
Extra labor throughout the year---
Five head of mules at $125 each..—. . —
Two wagons at-$45 each---—...
Farming Implements, as follows, to-wit : 2 large plows, 3
small plows, 3 harrows, 3 cultivators, 3 sweeps, 5 sets trace
chains, collars, collar pads, bames, hame strings, back
* bands and line«, 2 planters-------
200 barrels com, at 50 cents per barrel---—.
Plantation Tool«, consisting of saw, hand-axe, drawing knife,
four augers, three chisels, one grind-stone, saw «et,
wrench , vine, hatchet, five axes, hammer, 50 lbs. utils,
extra clivices, cliffs, etc.
Four tons hay, at $12 per ton.—.-..
Three tons cotton seed, for planting and replanting, at $10
Twenty-five bushels seed corn, at $i_.-..<.j
Two waggoners for 8 months each at $12 per month_....
Blacksmith bill and repairs on wagons, etc.—..
Medicine and farrier for sick stock —.—.—
One horse, belonging to owner...—
Feed for horse, average for 8 months —...— -
Cost picking 40 bales cotton, averaging 500 pounds, or 1560
pounds per bale, at 50 cents per hundred....
Cost ginning 40 bales cotton at 36 cents per hundred —.
Bagging and ties for 40 bales cotton, at $1.—_
Medicine for family of five.!—..... .
Physician's bill for family of five—.—. 1
Extras which cannot be foreseen--— -
Clothing of every kind for family of five- — _
Necessary provisions, consisting of 3 barrels flour, 6 barrels
meal, * 1 sack salt, 25 pounds coffee, 1 barrel sugar, 720
pounds meat, 10 pounds rice, 10 gallons molasses, soda,
baking powders, etc_
Average interest on above $2853.85
Taxes on land, etc., valuation $1240, at 14 mills, including poll
$ 504 OO
IOO OO
625 OO
90 OO
90 35
IOO OO
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48 00
30 00
25 00
192 00
40 00
8 00
100 00
25 00
300 OO
140 OO
40 OO
20 OO
30 OO
75 OO
IOO OO
132 60
112 OO
19 36
$2964 06
TAKEN OFF AS BELOW :
Mule at 5 years is said to have average life of 5 years
if fairly well cared for. Average death per an
num 20 per cent. Annual depreciation in value
estimated at 10 per cent. Hence, deduct from
above, for 5 mules and 1 horse, as value of what
remains after death of one
It is estimated that wagons depreciate in value about
one-sixth. Other implements and tools from
one-third to all annually. This makes for tools,
wagons and implements an annual depreciation of
$45. about. Hence, deduct remainder, as value
at end of year, and we have -
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5540 00
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Fixed annual cost of working 125 acres
-$2339 8r
Add to this the time of the owner, at $30 per month as manager 360 00
Total.- -.
$2699 81
VALUE OF CROP. •
Forty bales cotton, weighing 500 pounds each, at 7 cents
Five hundred barrels corn at 50 cents per barrel.—
Twenty tons cotton seed at $10 per ton-...._
Add hay and fodder saved, average__...
Average peas and pumpkins saved.
Add sweet potatoes housed ........
$1400 00
250 OO
- 200 OO
40 OO
25 OO
10 OO
Total value ...
-$1925 00
Hence, $2339.81 less $1925 shows loss of $414.81, which, at 9^
cents for cotton would be cancelled. Average cost per acre, $18.72.
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TABLE NO. 2.
Statement, showing cost of working 125 acres upland, fertilized.
Land worked by owner, without a manager other than himself. One
hundred acres planted in cotton, aud 25 acres in corn. Yield for cotton
put at 300 pounds and of corn at 30 bbls. per acre. Fertilizer used, 400
lbs. to each acre. Cost of same, $16 per ton. Family of owner con
sists of himself, his wife and three children, aged, respectively, one
month, two years, and five years.
COST.
Fixed charges as shown in Table No.
Twenty-five tons fertilizer--...
One additional planter to distribute same.—
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$2339 81
400 OO
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Total cost, not valuing owner's time
Owner's time, valued at $30 per month ....
Total, owner's time being valued..
$2751 81
... 360 OO
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Spring Goods
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OF EVERY DESCRIPTION
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Arriving Daily
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New Wash Goods in Armenian Plaids,
Variagated Chambrays, Overworked Plaids,
Colored Muslins. Scotch Cloths, and a num
ber of other new goods, at
IQ and 122 cents.
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New Mohair Lustre. Arnold Taffetas,
Nêeker Crepe, Brocaded Swiss, Lataska
Veils, ane many otherlfabrics for street wear
too numerous to mention, at
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15* 20 and 25 cents.
New Footwear for Men, Ladies, Misses
and Children, in high and low cut, in all kinds
of leather, representing the best footwear
skilled shoemakers can produce, combining
Style, Comfort and Durability, are now
awaiting your inspection.
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New Ladies' Skirts, new Shirt iWaists,
fine Embroideries. The very latest in Laces,
. Ali-Overs, and other Trimmings, just arrived
from the manufacturers, at the very lowest
prices.


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VALUE OF CROPS.
60 bales, aggregating 30,000 pounds, at 7 cents per pound-.$2100 00
30 tons cotton seed, at $10 per ton. ...
750 bbls. corn, at 50 cents per bbl. ...
Average hay and fodder saved .
Average peas and pumpkins saved.
Average sweet potatoes housed. -
— 300 OO
— 375 00
40 OO
— 25 OO
10 OO
$2850 OO
.— 3111 81
Take off-—
_$ 261 81
Apparent loss
TABLE NO. 3.
Same as above, except the Tenant System is used, instead of the
Owner. The figures, then, along the Tenant System line, are as follows:
COST,
Fixed charges as shown in Table 1, reduced, as shown in
Table 2, for over-valuation of implements and tools - —
Rent for 125 acres, at 40 lbs. cotton to acre
One extra planter for distributing fertilizer
$2339 81
350 00
II OO
$2700 81
— 360 00
— 400 00
Add for tenant's time, as manager, at $30 per month
Add cost fertilizer.-.----
-$3460 81
Cost to tenant
VALUE OF CROPS.
60 bales cotton, aggregating 30,000 pounds, at 7 cents
30 tons seed from cotton, at $10 per ton .
750 barrels corn, at 50 cents per barrel.
Hay, fodder, peas, pumpkins, potatoes .
$2100 00
.. 300 OO
- 375 00
75 00
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Total value ..
Difference, leaving out $360 time tenant which makes $3100.80.
Thus loss figures at $250.80. _ * _
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SOLD BT ALL DRUGGISTS
PRICK SBC AND 60 C BOTTLE
POPE DRUG COMPANY, DISTRIBUTING AOINTS.
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Ë.S.& J.T.&H.W.M. DRAKE
LaWvjers,
ORT GIBSON, 1 MISSISSIPPI,
Pi act ice in all the Court, of Claiborne an« fef
Larson Counties, and Feder, 1 and Supreme
Court, at Jackaon. Real eatate lor tale.
J. N. BRASHBAR,
/Ittomey -at-baW,
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PORT GIBSON, MISS.
DR. L. A. SMITH,
Dervtist,
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
R. B. ANDERSON,
Attomey-at-LaW,
Careful attention gtren to butiaaaa.
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Office over Cahn's Dry Goode 8tor
Chamberlain-Hunt Academy,
PORT GIBBON, MISS.
Next Session will open 6«pt. 14, 1494
Next,Session will close Ms? so, 1405
Tuition for the teuton, J&.oo. Payable, I15.ee
at the time of enteence, $10.00 by the tet Jaa.
and $10.00 by the itt March.
A. K. BRASHBAR,
Secretary,
Old Clothes
Made to Look Uko No« I A
by haring them cleaned or dyad by
JOHN LANGFORD, The

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