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STATE MEETING OF MISSISSIPPI FARMERS’ UNION. An Interesting Session—Resolutions Adopted About Various Matters of Interest to Farmers. The ANNUAL meeting of the Farmers’ Union of Mississipp was held at Jackson, Novembei 1, 2, and 3. The first day was consumed ir opening formalities, address of wel come by Judge Robert Mayes, and response by Rev. R. A. N. Wilson speeches by National President Chas. A. Barrett, and National Committee man, O. F. Domblaser, Cleburne, Texas and the annual address ot President G. R. Hightower. After reviewing the condition of the order the following topics were discussed and recommendations made by Mr. Hightower: The need of more and better or ganized work for the extension of the Influences of the Union and for increasing membership, were point ed out and the suggestion made that the work be taken up by counties and energetically prosecuted until the whole State is covered. Thfi fflilnro fk/v r_ u it? CO enact the Union’s recommendation that the contract rate of interest be reduced from 10 to 8 per cent was discussed and the cause of its defeat attributed to the influence of the money-lending interests, or those an tagonistic to the farmer, on the mem bers of the State Senate. President Hightower also declared that the law creating county attor neys should be abolished and in its stead a law enacted providing for a county agricultural commissioner. A closer inspection and analysis of commercial fertilizers and feeding stuffs is, in the the opinion of Pres ident Hightower, also needed. The exemption of flour mills from taxa tion. and the giving of free permits to any one who wished to operate a ** public thrasher, reaper or binder, portable grist mill or molasses-mak ing outfit were also advocated. ^ A commissioner to investigate freight rates on farm products and take the matter up with the rail road commission was suggested, and he nlso claimed for the Union and its paper, the f that Mississippi’s Congressional atlon is pledged to the support 01 , parcels post. Considerable time was devoted by President Hightower to the discus sion of the farmers’ warehouse com pany, of which he is also president. It was pointed out that this company was now strongly intrenched and is serving the farmers’ interests in the selling of cotton to the great profit of its patrons; while in the future it was hoped to extend the help in marketing to molasses and other pro ducts. In the field of politics the president of the Union urged strongly that par tisan politics be avoided but that the members busy themselves to see that only men favoring the measures de sired by the Union be elected to of fice. 1 lie second day of the session was largely consumed in the reading of committee reports and their discus sion and in the election of officers. The following are the officers elect ed , all but the last two and the ex ecutive committee being re-elections: President—G. R. Hightower, Jack son. vice ^resident—J. w. Boatwright. Lecturer—M. A. Brown. Chaplain—R. A. N. Wilson. Secretary-Treasurer—Miss Emma Smith, Jackson. Conductor—W. A. Dunaway. Doorkeeper—A. Blanton. Business Agent—No election; of fice to be abolished. Evecutive Committee—Dr. L. E. Martin, W. A. Dunaway, Arnot Smith, H. J. Scott, B. F. Ward, Jr. The following embody the most Im portant declarations made by the committee on resolutions, and pass ed by the Union: “Deeming it expedient and proper at this time to define our position upon matters of State-wide moment afTecting the farmers of Mississippi of all classes and conditions, there fore, be is resolved by the Mississip pi Division of the Farmers’ Educa tional and Co-operative Union of America in fifth annual convention assembled. “First—That we believe It to be for the best interests of the farming classes of Mississippi that the con tract rate of interest be reduced from 10 per cent to 8 per cent; and in view of the failure of the last Legislature to grant us this relief, we recommend that our members support only such candidates for the next Legislature Cockerel Bargains tomln Whit, Orpington Cockerel, for sale at rra SS&JKS .SiS,* '■* p",l~ »«“ '»■ L. M. IIOGLE, -> Tupelo, Miss. __on on Cockerel *t State Fair. White Wyandotte Bargains (?*••* bird, that havU’won it Mem^hh^aek^ ™ Greenville and Grenada. Pullet* and Hena 16 00 Cocka and Cockerels. 16 00 to 111) 00. We have the baat In the South and will please you. THE SOUTHERN POULTRY YARDS. W. A. Avery. Sec.. - - - Vaidcn, Mias. INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS srTJj® *£T*,*t. layers and money maker*. Per pair •52?. T/‘° ** °° Drak,» Vi oo to *4.00. Female* tn.X to *4 00. Eggs 11.60 p»r 12. * W. I. HUNT, ■ * - - - - Pascagoula, Ml*s. MISSISSIPPI A. & M. COLLEGE KIStY BULL FOB SUE. DROPPED APRIL 2. 1J09. _ r°" ' Johnie O'Dream wold. *on of the not«J Champion Hying Fox and of the great U*^tt^nr.OW' i?7,‘ °! St‘ John l-'0* * Johnie ?,n r ,* **al* great breeding and In dividuality, but hi* daughters are great per ia^f whlee f h°T’ ‘n mJlk “v'r“g'ng with first ns m l- f™?h over four gallon* per day. dalrv Moi"* u ° lA ‘199,74 “ grand cow of great ter */’ <'i*,Ve °'r*r twH PounJ" ot but ter Per day for thirty consecutive days, and Derlii?•heDh n*durin‘t ,ho Present lactation Ku^.^bS 6638poundM °r miik *nd POT^fulfinformiUlori.'addrea*111' PriCe ,126-°° . J- 8 MOORE. Agricultural College. Miesiaalppl. Wo haco tor oalo six other young bull• ot ^___*lmllar b, ooding to tho above. as unequivocally promise their sup port and active efforts for this econ omic measure, and be it further re solved:— “Second—That we view with alarm the increase in the cost of our State government, together with the cre ation of many new and unnecessary offices, burdens upon the taxpayers; therefore, we desire to go on record as favoring the repeal in toto of the county attorney bill and the abolition of its seventy-nine useless offices and unnecessary salaries at the earliest possible moment. “Third—That we favor the restric tion and effectual checking of the en croachments of corporations holding the land of Mississippi, and suggest to the I.eflislature that the limit upon such corporate land holdings be not increased. Fourth—That we insist upon all our laws being enforced, and In par ticular the laws against corporations holding more than two million dol lars worth of land. “Fifth—Inasmuch as It is now the policy of the State to exempt some new industries from taxation, we favor the exemption from taxation for a period of five years of flouring mills, syrup mills, public threshers and canneries and grain elevators. "Sixth—That we favor and demand the teaching of elementary agricul (Continued on page 801.) (5) 793 No delusions; no snares \°u never get deluded when you get Genasco Ready Roofing, and you never know the snares you escape by getting it. Genasco RR0eof?„yg is honestly made of irimdad Lake asphalt—the perfect natural waterproofer that everybody knows about. It doesn’t crack, rust, rot, or go to pieces. It gives lasting protection to all your buildings. The Kant-leak Kleet makes application doubly easy. Saves time. Wakes seams absolutely water-tight without cement and large-headed nails. 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