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Volume XV. No. 31. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6.1910.Weekly: $1 a Year.
Better Baling For the South's 1910 Cotton Crop Shipment of Cotton from New Orleena. Shipment of Cotton from Egypt. HOW AMERICAN COTTON LOOKS IN LIVERPOOL AS COMPARED WITH COTTON FROM INDIA AND EGYPT. j^HESE two photographs made in Liverpool strikingly illustrate the careless and disgraceful manner in which our Southern cotton reaches the English market (the writer has seen our rag ged Southern bales hauled over Liverpool streets in just this plight) as compared with the thoroughly neat and satisfactory paoking of cotton from other parts of the world, not only Egypt but India and South Africa as well. The unsightly and ragged condition of oar cotton causes the English manufacturer to prefer Asiatic or African cotton when he can get it. Right now is the time for oar Southern farmers to decide that our 1910 cotton crop shall be better baled than any other crop has ever been. King Cotton is no longer poor, he's rich, and he deserves better clothing than the ragged garments of humiliation he wore in 189&-4 5-6. Moreover, it will pay. A buyer is al ways willing to give a higher price for any product on earth when it looks thoroughly neat and attractive. Consciously or uncon sciously, intentionally or unintentionally, the cotton buyer will pay more for the well-bound bite, and we fully believe that the farmer will get from $1.50 to $5 for every $1 he spends for better baling. For one thing, then, brother farmers, let’s decide on better baling for our 1910 cotton. And then let’s decide to get this tare matter settled. It will be remembered that The Progressive Far mer and Gazette last fall carried on a vigorous crusade for 6 per cent tare on cotton. This agitation was felt for good in many sections, but from one or two communities we have had com plaints that buyers refused to buy cotton with 6 per cent tare, and these correspondents seem inclined io blame us for the trouble. These correspondents will be answered in next week's Progressive Farmer and, Gazette in which we shall point oat two things: (1) The 6 per cent tare is right, but if a farmer is will ing to be ran over by buyers who object to it, if he is not willing to stand up for his rights, why, it is not our fault; we cannot help it. (2) Wherever buyers assume sash an attitude, however, the farmers should organize through the Farmers Union or otherwise for self protection and enforce their rights. It is none too early to begin this work if results are to be had this season. Look for our article next week. FEATURES OF THIS ISSUE. MONEY IN CABBAGE GROWING AND RAISING CABBAGE PLANTS 15 An opportunity for south Misissippi farmers and truckers. LET GROWER AND BUYER GET TOGETHER . 8 An opportunity for farmers to make money by growing farm seeds and advertising them. ONE-THIRD CORN CROP VALUE LOST BY FODDER PULLING_18 The first of several articles in which we shall emphasize again the folly of fodder pulling. HABITS AND LIFE HISTORY OF THE CATTLE TICK. 11 Every farmer should be informed as to this subject in order to understand and support methods of tick eradication. WILL MODERATE DRINKING HURT YOU?. 13, 18 An unbiased inquiry into the reports of insurance companies and the conclusions of medical authorities. Ten Things to Do in August. 8 Pasture Questions Answered.. 8, 4 You Can Send Your Boy or Girl to College . 8 Bur Clover and Its Uses. 8 Management of the Boar. 10 Cost of Building a Silo. 18 . ..——————— mzemmssmmmmmmmmum i i ——————