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The Starkville news. (Starkville, Miss.) 1902-1960, March 15, 1912, Image 1

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;n kingdom of cotton.
* The Situation.
I Mean old market; won’t go
On March Ist, 1905, we had
] ust 525,000 bales less cotton to
mpply the world’s needs than
low. The human race has grown
14£ per cent since that time.
The crop of Egypt and India
are both short this year; they
vere not in 1905.
, The automobile tires will con
'ume more cotton in 1912 than
raised in the state of Ten
essee in 1911.
After March Ist, 1905, we mar.
reted, or rather, the spinners
ook 2.500,000 bales of the tail
nd of the big crop of 1904. Eyen
nd not the world require nearly
wenty-five per cent more cotton
han in 1905, not counting the
ndustnal needs, and we only
ake 3,000,000 bales more of cot
on before the new crop comes
□, we would enter the next crop
laore barren of stock than ever
4efore in the history of cotton.
I The dry goods shelves of the
fyorld are barren, because mer
< hants have been on a hand to
piouth policy for three years,
pvlerchants from Texas and Okla
homa, recent buyers in Dallas,
nought more heayily than for
years, claiming depleted stocks
iis the cause.
| If we are to regard the spin
ners’ takings as at all indicative
Jof the world’s needs we arrive at
l&he inevitable conclusion, after
reading the masterly analysis of
the situation by Messrs. 8. H. P.
■Pell & Cos., of New York, pub
lished below, that we shall see a
rravenous demand for cotton at
Imuch higher prices long before
Mike Thomas, the well-known
and successful cotton man of
Dallas thinks cotton will go to
12c before summer.
It is intensely interesting to
read the far-fetched conclusions
of all the bear dope writers in
New York and New Orleans, and
there are ten bears in New Or
leans to one in New York. All
the Southern men with few ex
ceptions who have gone to New
York are bearish, seeming to fol
low the inclination so prevalent
in the South, thinking it wise to
tight the product of one’s own
Some of these writers
are ludicrous in their efforts to
show that the market is bound
to decline after it reaches 11
cents, because the men behind
this “manipulated” market are
bears at heart. Let’s see about
this. Strange if cotton goes up
it is “manipulated,” but if it goes
down it was natural because it
had to do it.
We are much impressed with
the contention of Mr. Hugh F.
McElroy, published elsewhere,
that we haye a tremendous short
interest in spots. # This short in
terest, too, is the actual cotton
short, to spinners. This writei
knows personally that there are
a great mr\ny spot men on the
brink of ruin at this time because
they went short the actual cotton
unhedged, lulled into false sense
of security by the Southern bears
that there would be no end of
cotton at any old price. We are
very thankful that the efforts of
this publication, to secure some
of the value of cotton for the
producers has resulted in a hold
ing movement that has kept
enough cotton off the market to
materially advance prices. We
think when the buyers who are
short the market gets busy to
fill their March commitments we
will see them bid the market up
on themselves to a point where
it will mean ruin to many of
them. This we regard as righte
ous retribution.
Of course this paper is* unpop
ular with this element of cotton
men, as it is with the spinners
and all other enemies of high
priced cotton. All right, boys,
we are bullish on the situation
because we think cotton at 11
cents per pound the cheapest
thing in the world, today, com
pared with all other things, and
the onlv disaster we think could
happen to the market at this
time would he for or a
similar bill to pass Congress.
Eyen the ,rankest bear will
admit that the preparations for
anew crop are not all reassur
ing. while the sales of fertilizer
to the individual comsumer are
almost nil, as compared with
former years—last year espe
cially. No matter what price
cotton may reach ac planting
time, the Southern planter will
not forget the sting of the price
he received when he had to sell
last October and November.
Neither will he ,soon forget the
price he is now paying for corn,
meat and mules—that is, when
ever he buys mules, very few
being sold as compared with last
This writer has just returned
from the Atlantic states and
knows whereof he speaks when
he says that the reduction of
acreage will be larger in that
section than anywhere else.
Don’t be alarmed at heavy
port receipts; this cotton is all
sold, and is a heavy movement
on its way out of sight and into
We repeat our advice. Freeze
to your spots and buy July now-
It is good for 11 cants, and that
in the next two weeks. Don’t
make the mistake of selling your
spot cotton and buying futures
against it. If you have the cot
ton hold to it. If not, do the
next best thing and buy July.
It will be like getting money
from home with the express
charges paid. Nuf Sed.
—The Cotton and Cotton Oil
News, Dallas, Texas.
Many Vets go to Reunion.
f .
Mississippi will send a large
delegation of Confederate veter
ans to the annual reunion to be
held at Macon Ga., from May
7th to 9th, inclusive.
Elaborate preparations for the
journey to the George city are
being made, and the plans are
more business-like than hereto
fore formulated for annual gath
ering. Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry,
commander of the state division,
and Adj.-Gen. John A. Webb
haye arranged for train seryice,
and every possible provision will
be made for the comfort of the
veterans who make the journey.
In a general order issued Iron*
the state headquarters, General
Henry announces the appoint
ment of Miss Elma Jones, of
Crystal Springs, as sponsor. Miss
Rosalie Farish, of Mayersville
as maid of honor, and Mrs. Sebe
Easterling, of Meridian as cha
perone for the state division.
The various local camps and
brigade commanders will also
announce sponsors, maids of
honor and chaperones within the
next few days.
Bible Class For Adults.
Written for The State by George Arm
strong Wauchope, Professor of Eng
lish at University of South Carolina.
Last October Rev. Dr. R. G.
Pearson, professor of English
Bible in Columbia Theological
Seminary, was invited by the
session of the First Presbyterian
church to organize and teach a
Bible class for the men and wo
men of the congregation. We
had neyer had a live and success
ful Bible class for adults, and the
small one meeting in connection
with the Sabbath school had
languished for many years with
frequent change of teachers.
Dr. Pearson undertook the
work with his accustomed skill,
energy and enthusiasm. The
result has been one of the most
notable Bible study classes in the
country. It has been meeting
in the auditorium of the church
at 10 o’clock eyery Sabbath
morning with an average attend
ance of about 100 under the
most adverse weather conditions
knoivn here for 25 years. Among
the members are professors and
students of the Columbia Theo
logical Seminary, the University
and the College for Women,
many Christian workers from our
own and other churches and bus
iness as well as professional men
from the city.
Prom the first the interest and
enthusiasm of the members has
been marked, and the influence
of the class upon the city has
been noteworthy. It has, in
fact, been far the most stimulat
ing. profitable and successful
Bible class I have ever known.
Dr. Pearson in the handling of
the class and in the teaching of
his subject, the Pentateuch, has
shown himself a singularly skill
ful leader and profound Biblical
His remarkable success is due,
I believe, chiefly to
1. His analytical method of
treating his subject (using a
blackboard with topical outlines,
subdivisions, keywords, charts,
2. His constant harmonizing of
the Old and the New Testa
3. His strikingly original ap
plications, now humorous, now
eloquent, of the great Bible
truths to the practical questions
of the day.
4. His power of stimulating a
fresh interest in first-hand, per
sonal Bible study.
5. Above all, the evangelical
and devotional spirit which ener
gizes his teaching to a remarka
ble degree.
Dr. Pearson is endowed with
rare and brilliant gifts as .a
teacher, is a man of wide intel
lectual range, of warm human
sympathies, and a long and va
ried experience. He is fearlessly
outspoken and has the noble
courage of his conyiclions. He
avails himself of the most mod
ern methods of teaching such as
we are accustomed to hear in the
universities in the treatment of
literary and historical subjects.
His teaching in a word is schol
arly, practical, stimulating, de
votional and evangelical.
It should be added that the
class is well organized with offi
cers, reading of minutes, a week
ly collection which makes it self
supporting, and is opened with a
hymn and prayer.
This (Oktibbeha), county is
proud of Dr. Pearson, and glad
to know that he is really appre
ciated. He is a man of the very
highest order of intellect and of
superior attainments. He is a
giant among men whereyer he is.
His friends here in his native
county will always be glad to
know of his good health, happi
ness and prosperity. Any com
munity is very much enriched by
having him in its midst. His
reputation is not only of slate
and national but international as
one of the greatest divines.
Messrs. Thos. and Geo. Taylor
and Mr. Ernest Rooerson made a
flying trip to Starkville Satur
Mrs. Meatie Hufman returned
home Sunday after a long stay
with relatives near Longview.
Mrs. Clemmie Taylor and fam
ily spent Sunday with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Viola Robertson.
Miss Annie Mae Roberts spent
Sunday with the Misses Heflin.
Willie Hefln visited his sister,
Mrs. Mary Kendrick, at Long
view last week.
Little Birtha Lee Yeatman
spent last week with her grand
mother, Mrs. M. E. Hufman. •
Mr. Jim Heflin and family, ac
companied by his mother, spent
Sunday at Longview with rela
Mr. Clarence Hulman spent
Saturday night with his sister,
Mrs. Annie Yeatman.
Mr. John Williams happened
to the misfortune of losing a fine
milch cow last week.
Miss Addie Scoggins is spend
ing a few weeks with her broth
er, Mr. L. G. Scoggins.
Mrs. Sue Roberson spent a few
days with her nephew, Mr. J. L,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Thompson
are the proud parents of a fine
boy, which arrived Saturday.
Misses Fannie and Nora Heflin
entertained quite a number of
young people Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. A. C. Kendrick, of Long
view, is the fair guest of her
daughter, Mrs. Addie Heflin, this
Mr. Thomas Taylor made a
business trip to Longview Mon
Mr. Scoggins, of Longview,
spent Sunday with his son, L. G.
Mr. and Mrs, Elzie Kendrick
visited their brother’s family, C.
F. Kendrick, at Longview, Sat
urday, ,
We should bear with one an
other’s fretfulness; we seldom
know their unspoken troubles.
The reason why some husbands
are said to “lead a dog’s life’’ Is
because they wait to be fed.
Every man and woman has a
right to judge one individual
only; and that is his or herself.
“Tender husbands” are often
the result of having been kept in
‘•hot water.”
There is only one real failure
in life possible; and that is, not
to be true to the best one knows.
Prefer diligence to idleness,
unless you esteem rust above
brightness. The “nimble dollar”
requires diligence; therefore,
there can be no rust,
■ ———
When you have a box of cigars,
and no matches, take out one
from the box; that makes the
box a cigar lighter,
Miss Ilah Woodson entertained
with a musicale Saturday even
ing. All had an enjoyable time.
Messrs. Lonnie Hammill, Olan
Thompson and Rat Nason were
visitors in town Saturday and
Supt, Green spent a day or
two here this week.
Mr. Arthur Livingston had a
fall from a horse Saturday night.
The animal tripped in some vines
and became unmanageable. Af
ter unseating his rider he ran
away and was not found until
late Sunday evening.
Dr. Murphy has two lame'
horses. One from a wire-cut,
the other from a snagged foot.
Rain and mud have just about
stopped travel in this section.
Mrs. Ada Hannah has been
quite sick for ten days.
Rev. N. Q. Adams, Mr. Joe
Collier, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Berry
were called to the bedside of
Mrs. Hamp Collier last week.
Mrs. Collier is now convalescing.
Mr, Vesta Frazier is suffering
from a severely sprained foot
and ankle. His horse threw him
Mrs. Koonce has been quite
sick for a week.
Dr. Murphey was called to am
putate a leg for a negro last Fri
day. The operation was suc
cessful tho it was feared that the
patient would not survive the
■ Hl’ W I— w r I
Sunday At The Baptist
Preaching by the pastor W. A. Jor
dan. Morning Theme: “As The Rada.”
Sunday evening: ‘Sanctification An
Accomplished Fact.” 7:30 Evening
hour. All are cordially invited.
W. A, Jordan.
Double Your Crops
by draining your land with Drain
Tile. Write West Point Brick
& Tile Cos., West Point, Miss.,
for free book on Drainage, and
price list of Tile. They pay the
freight. _ ‘ •
Mr. Jno. A. Cummins, of Bradley,
was.a.business visitor yesterday and
remembered us substantially. Thanks.
Today is sunshine and a little cool; i|
is cheering and reassuring.
NO. 51

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