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MORE REPORTS FROM COTTON
GROWING STATES.
Tennessee.
C*<hh! Crop I’nHlurol nn<l None lb-*
ing Held.
(1.) There will he more cotton
raised In Tennessee In 15*08 than in
15*07. exceeding last year by 30.00*1
to 45.000 bale*.
12.) Producer* are selling more
rapidly than ever before.
(3.) Withhold cotton from mar
ket.
The crop at thl* date (October
30th) is nearly gathered. In ten
day* more all will he housed in fine
condition, not a drop of rain in Ten
nessee since August 10th. and prac
tically no stained cotton No cotton
being held in Tennessee.
T. C. U)N<1.
Jackson. Tenn.
Louisiana.
I toll Wm-'H U FnrrlRg Farmer* to
Abandon < Hay* Mr. ||»lmr«
of the Farmer*' F»l«*t»,
The cotton crop of Louisiana t»
about 20 per c« nt short of last >ear.
and about one-half of a full crop of
previous years.
The boll weevil has made It*
greatest raid on Louisiana thl* year,
and the farmer* will go out of the
cotton bttilnn* in thl* Htate Hence
forth. very little cotton can be made
here.
Debt* are forcing some cotton on
the market, otherwise people are
holding f«r better price# ftome far
roer* are warehouidng their cotton
at railroad #tation* and others ar»
warehousing It at home
I hear soma farmer* say they arc
putting it a*ay to keep a# a relic
a* they do not etj*ect to raise an'
more cotton
The people are preparing for th- j
raising of other farm product*, a#
our titale ts so well adapted to sugar
cane. rice. pea*. potato*"*. peanut*
and many other crop*
L S HOLMEft
llernice. l-a
Arkansas.
J.—MA I'rr tv»t of la*( loir*
Hoy* l*rr*Mau lc*U,
The rot ton crop In Arkan«aa will
yield per acre ao maw here near *h*t
it did last year, but the acreage l»
about S& per cent of last year # crop.
Home of our farmer* have aold
th* Jr cotton owing lo preened rlrrum
Mane**#, hut about 60 per cent are
bolding for better prlcea In my
Judgment. If the farmer* would hold
their cotton off the market until
there t* demand for H, the price*
would lx? much better, and unleae
thla )• done, we cannot espert to get
better price#. J. II, I.KWIH.
President State Farmer#' t'nlon.
II.—Mr. IlnrnHt I rgm IlnMoraa Hni
to Willi Farmer*.
I do not think Arkansas wilt make
over H00.000 hale#, which 1» a nor
mat crop.
(2 ) Not over 4<» per cent Of farm
er# holding cotton.
(3.) All IntereMa ahould be largely
represented at the Memphis t’otnren
tlon on loth. 11th. and 12th of No*
vemher, and there renew the pledge
of the great Convention at New Or
lean# In 1U06.
l.et the bu#lno«« men of the Bouth
give the Bouthern Cotton Association
their Nupport and co-operation. This
and this alone, in my opinion, wilt
assure us an equitable price for cot
ton. We, as farmers, cannot succeed
without the help of our business
men. II. H BURNETT.
President Arkansas Division South
ern Cotton Association.
Chlckalsh. Ark.
Florida.
Crop II Per Cent \lnnr I.*M Y*sr *
<uti! Ilnlf (lie Yield Already Hold.
In reply to your Inquiry would
say that cotton In Florida Is about
1 a per cent better this year than It
wAa last year.
I think that our farmers would
hold for ten cents If they could he
properly notified by our bead officers
and should hate the co-operation of
'other organisations. Our people say.
If we al) would co-operate, the price
jof mir crop* could be set and ohtAln*
< <! for we know It wilt take ro-«it»c*Y*
atlon and concert of action to ac
complish anything
I all) state further that our farm
er* hat* sold at least one half of
| this )ear'* crop
C K PLKIKIKH.
Vice President Htate Partner*' Cnlon
Mariana. Pla.
♦ .
Tex at.
I.—I arm and IUn< li Wire* t V«»p
Pndtably .I.Mmi.immi and Canwm
V*t Holding.
Not holding to any great client,
leva* crop, m our estimation, *111
not i ir«>4 three and a half million
hale* PAUM AND RANCH
II—t'rop d.mm.tMMi |ul>s ami farm
ers |U ginning t«» Hold.
The cotton crop of Teias «lll
doubtless reach three million bales,
about three-quarters of a million
more than sas raised last year
The film cotton that s»» gathered
sag placed upon the market, but
the people are #«• holding their
cotton A* to your third question
| believe
1 We should secure the entire
ro of**ration of all the people of the
Kouth t think the farmer, th«»
hanker, the merchant, the lawjer.
the doctor, and all other people
nhould co-operate together to c»»n*
trol the price of cotton
3 I believe that a great move
should be set on f«*ot for the reduc
llon of the rot toll acreage for the
) ear )'J09.
3. I believe that the National
Congress should pass a law ths*
would make It n penitentiary offense
for any tnan. firm or cotton exchange
to send out any ficticious price on
farm product*, either by telegraph,
telephone. express. through the
malls, or through newspapers. This
would effect ually break down the
i New York Cotton Kxrhango and the
! New Orleans Kxrbangs, and they
would he Just a* effectually destroy
ed as was the laiulslann lsittery
The splutters are the best organised
men In the world. Under present
conditions they ran coma upon the
New York or New Orleans Kachnnge
and they can fictitiously sell thous
and* of bales or millions, us It suit*
their Interest, until they have thrown
th« cotton market down. This thsy
do whenever It suits thslr Interest to
do so. When the market has been
, broken uud the downfall Is preetpt
tntod they go In and buy spot cotton.
First, co-operation; secondly, a re
duction of the cotton acreage; third
ly. the destruction of exchange*
these would bring relief to our
cotton country. I>- J. SKILL,
President State Farmers' Union.
(Previous Texas crops have been
as follows: 1904. 3.074.000; 190S.
2.675.000; 1906. 4.050.000; 1907.
2.221.000 bales.)
North Carolina.
Mr. 'If Ktnnon Send* a Report Set
ting Forth III* View*.
The cotton crop of North Caro
lina Mi'itu to be spotted. In sni°
sections the crop* are good and In
some sections they are very poor 1
think on an average It would be safe
to %y that the crop for 190* would
1m not less than 10 per cent nor over
20 per rent short of last year. The
farmers In our Immediate section,
as a rule, hate sold their cotton as
they ginned It Hlnce the price got
below nine cents, there has been
%otne disposition on thelx part to
warehouse and hold It. It 1* tnj
opinion that cotton will bring better
$»rlce* on It* own merits after the
j beav> movement is over, and 1 have
I. . wt.d mtnirUoni) that If cotton
< oitld be marketed a* the world
r « *d* it. that It would alwajr* bring
U tter price *, and people who are able
to do It. or can *ecure money to pay
j th*ir debt*, ah on Id warehouae thetr
I r.itt**n and only market It when the
j prlr* wa* «**t)«factory The great
| trouble. however. with our farmer*
j I* that they have large obligation*
I to meet and. in tn<**l Instance*. are
lotted to Kell their Cotton to meet
i tb* *» obligation* at whatever price
! them ran get for it
I am decidedly of the opinion that
'at lbe meeting that l* to be held In f
Memphis. that a minimum price of
j 10 r< nt* »bo old be R*. 4 mm m perm*
n< nt and rv> Halting figure at which
the farmer* may aril If they
hut v«tt< n at any time a h figure
than lit rent* l« idle red. tlvat they
•hall *tam) a* firm a* "the r»*ck of
age ■*** again*! accepting such offer.
|l Indieve that If we had never had
| a minimum price over or under 10 j
cent ft we *hould now be getting 10
tent* or more for our cotton. 1 be*
Hrve further that If 10 rent* were
fiinl a« a j*ermanenl and never*
changing minimum at which we
might *elt, but never below, that we
would enll*t the *upport of the man
ufa* turlng world and wo would edu
cate thl* and the future generation*
•hat every pound of cotton of mid
dllng grade raised In the Mouth I*
worth at lea*l 10 cent*, and the time
would c«»me that no manufacturer
would well hi* good* based on !«***
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TW AVJV | far, WrUa w 5 „„ w Ik.I
o*»r f rw pet*# |u*
tut sour it wivnis rr m a*
l»l n**i> VVltroftil*
__ -....
that. 10 rents for raw cotton and no
proflu re r would sell his cotton f0r
less than the minimum—and as
much more as he could get or fed
that the conditions warranted hi
Siting. “
a J. McKinnon.
Robeson Co . N. C.
I
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YmiU hit lh# bull'i ert i
9% rtr time. after a little ~ ■*» JLl I
p» attic*, with a I /ill
STEVENS I
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B many |p>od animals arc ruined by neglected ^ut jfl^H
B Saddle or Harness Galls. \Bj
B A few applications of Dr. Tichenor** Antiseptic
B lakes out the “fever” and stops all inflammation — in
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RflBF<^flk^ Always keep a bottle in the stable.
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IML^r VJr }M ALSO IN QUANT iOTTtAS B
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