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The Southern farm gazette. (Starkville, Miss.) 1895-1909, November 21, 1908, Image 5

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would be sought as collateral for
loans by bankers and money-lenders
who have surplus funds or cheap
money on hand in the South. North
East, and West, and In Europe.
Peculiar tilrsatagM ntf New Orleans.
"Cotton warehouse receipt* of the
character I describe would become
current as gilt-edge collateral, and
being In a convenient form, would
prove an Ideal security in the ere*
of hankers at home and abroad With
such collateral available surplus
funds would gravitate to New Or
leans naturally and without any ef
fect on the part of any one
"Here the ships of the world and
the buyers of the nations would come 1
for cotton supplies.
"Within a few years the opening
of the Panama Canal will place the
port of New Orleans in closer touch
with the great market* of China.
Japan and the Ear East than I* now
or will be enjoyed by any other port
either on the American or European
side of the Atlantic.
In a few more year* the Federal
Government. I am confident, mill
have so far improved the inland
sa erways of thia country aa to give
New Orleans direct protected water
way communication with Boston.
New York. Philadelphia. Savannah.
Mobile and other places to the east
ward; wi?h Galveston. Houston and
Klo Grande to the westward; with
Chicago. Pittsburg. St Ix>uls. Kansas
City and the most of the important
point* in the Cotton Belt on the
Mississippi. Ohio. Missouri. Tennes
Cumberland. Red. Arkansas and
other raller rivers
Freight rates from every section
of the country, either by rail or wa
ter. to New Orleans, will be reduced
to a minimum
'No other port can offer greater
natural advantages than New Or
leans. and no other people are more
in sympathy with tbs effort to pro
tect cotton than we are *•
A Red Hot Paper of Sizzling Facts.
Mr. John M. Parfcrr <ie«a I*ma to the Root of the Tn>«hlr
Hon John M Tarker. of New Orleans, d I trussed the methods of rot
ton farmer* In plain, hard worda that evoked tmirh applause daring the
forenoon of the last day of the Farmers* fnlon Convention at New Or
leans. He spoke as follows
“It is much more pleasant and
*sfcr to hand bouquets than It Is toj
throw bricks, and. for that reason.5
most speakers at farmers* Catherine*
adopt the former course, and rise
the hardy tons of toll* anrh a sur
feit of flattery as to make a blunt
statement of existlnc condition*
moat unwelcome
”A number of personal experiences
hsre satisfied me the ma)or1ty are
like children, and prefer a mcar
coated pill to quinine. Sometime* It
Is neee«aary to etc* your medicine
Straight. Due to low prices and the
boll weerll, already OTer a large we
Uon and certain to spread further,
the time has come for the farmer to
take his dose like a man.
Some Kxceedingly Plain and 1 »
plmaaat Truths.
"Mr excuse for this prefare is has
Inc addressed a number of farmer*
Catherine* and havtnc been hooted
and hissed at. too. ! now ask as a
persona! fasor that you hold up any
demonstrations until my short talk
I* finished, a* I* l* decidedly unpl< &*
ant for a speaker to be Interrupted
with the about Throw him out.* and
then ac*ln. It Is apt to Interfere with
hi* argument
' There It no more Improvident
man on earth than the average -col
ton planter tn thnae good old days. f
before the war. of which the orator I
tells u«, history aaya every farmer
had hla smoke-house parked with
bacon hla ctih filled with com. thej
grist mill hummed regularly, and
the farmer w*s« d fat and proaperooa.
%a <»l«| siivy Itai normally Trae
To dav not one cotton farmer In
*en r*i~**a hla meat Vot one In five
raise* corn enough to last him. and.
shameful to say. thousand* actually
buy the hay necessary to sustain
their stork
’ Annual)* now for some year* tha
rotton f»fi»»o meet la convention,
listen tn * me good political speech-j
*• and occaalonally a new joke, then j
ftgnrou-Iy applaud the fervid oratory
denouncing si) frusta, and finally or-j
canife the biggest kind of a trust to
regulate prices agree to decrease |
•*refcf#. ,n,i diversify their crops, to
***** what they need at home, and
be Independent of banks, not tog fac
tors or merrhants
J "Th* • *nsl re** luMnna are *r
tion hall. and all coar#nl#ntly for-i
gotten. for by th# time th#y return
bom*, they decide to plant a llttl#
bit more cotton, and they k##p on
in tb# *am* old way.
Corn. Wheat, and M#rk I «rm<-o
Kegalatr l*riee« h? |jdBK mt
"Do yon ever h#ar th# wheat
crow#r. or the corn rrowir, or th#
oat grower, or th# mul# ralarr call
convention* to ‘regulate price*** Sot
on your Ilf# H# go#* ah#ad. •klmp#
cloae until h# get* out of d#bt. then
**k* the value of hi* product and
hold* It until h# g#ta It If# don't
•It on th# fence and cry for either
moral or financial • empathy
"The cur*, of «»ur cotton planter
1* «|ebf. and until hr get* «»«t of «*ebt
he will «n<-r real!*# hi* dream* «»f
I n«l#|i*'l*lr nee.
"Have you ever thought that In
the great chain of (ha credit tyatrm
}he cotton planter form* one of the
important link** How the tenant
borrow* from th# planter, who bor
row* from the merchant or factor
who. In turn, borrow, from th# local
hilfik wh!rh twtrrnwi in n*a nt
great financial center* which. In
tnm. borrow* from the financial cen
«en of Europe. *nd how in return
both from the picking of the cotton
to 'h«* final sending of (ha hltl of
exchange to reimburse the European
center complete* the chain?
Tbe l*e|»« t nr*e 1* (irrstrst \ 11
"Credit la the whole ar*tem. with
the high price* and eiceaalve charge*
• hlrh muat be made to cover the
rlak Involved
"Have you ever !>een through
Ohio. Illlnola. Indiana, or fowa. and
Men the farma of thn«e sections*
Great splendid barn* filled with hav
and rorn and oat a and allage The
pirfure* with aleek cattle and aheep
nnd hog*, the tool-hoyse filled wttb
well-kept Implement*. everything
neat and orderly, and acme profit on
•up article raised They rotate
crop* in fho#.- section*, and keep
♦heir proper!\ up and have money
In hank
More Htork \ ceded.
Why do our planter* *tlll adhere
to the razor-back hog and *crub cat
tle when at a less expense th*y
could rali< fine Mock, which will
improve the farm and go a long way*
towards lifting the mortgage. The
° ~ and abuse of farm implements
annually represent a fortune. Hoes,
plows, harrows, mowing machines
and wagons often lie, for months ex
posed to the elements, and when the
crop* of corn and cotton are gather
ed they are shamefully cared for.
i he leaky barns with damaged corn
•ind colicky mules are a disgrace.
'No other agricultural product i
as abused as cotton. It is improperly
covered, improperly cared for. and
there Is not a train out of New Or
leans from whose car windows you
cannot *e** picked cotton lying out
ov« r-night exposed to weather, bale-*
of cotton lying on the ground, or
under a tree, or in a puddle of wa
t^r. with cheap bagging rotting and
cotton daily being damaged Such
planters don't deserve the name of
cotton farmer. They are merely cot
ton Producers.
\c**«l a System «*f TsHre-MoRlIm
Most business men or profession
al men will average at leaat 273
scrktny days a year. On the prop
r il« mdcr my control last season
the greatest time any tenant actually
• «**ked In tha fields was 146 day*
the le-st time 112 days, and the
average 13* dav*. or le** than one
half th • time fMjt tn by the merchant
O'* prof >*s|nnal man. It mas either
ifo hot or too cold, too wet or too
dry rr any old excuse to keep cu*
of i hr field
Th* Northern farmer works talc*’
a* h*-d a* we do and under great
t.idvan?age«. and to the full appre
< v * hr old motto: ‘The I^ord
help* those who help themselves/
Tl»e May out——sisl tire Only May
Quit rv*olvtng and reuolutlng
Get to work I>tversify your crop*
Uaise good stork Get your Con
crestrr.tn to *«u4 yon the latest Got
ernment bulletins Get the beat seed
liaise shat you can at home. Above
all, get ou* of debt Stay out of
Uebt. and then hold your product*
until *mi get value for them, and
the who le Morld. Instead of con
demnfng sill applaud roar wl*
Tltr aiMri-k*) « «*f T<*m U «t«>ti. of
l.r«.r*l*. and Mr. f\ M Vf%un«1»*r*. a
«< II known \|lunk< r, a|>
|n\if on |u*£r« IJ ami I I
The folly of buying “si^ht
unseen” as it were, is im
mediately apparent to all.
Furthering the mrm thought,
there ia at ones apparent toalL the
W'IS DO II of huvingaburgy which
Ilta an eatahiwhed reputation for
giving perfect aatix fart ion for
year*:—which ia giving the same
aatmfartion NOW,-and ia barked
by a W A KHANTY to give perfect
■at i«?action for the future.
Thui ia the buyer’# guarantee
under which the Wkito Hickory
buggy ia aoki. the wadorn of which
ta apparent to all.
A»k eapacmily tar the White
Hickory Baggy catalog at your
daaier'a, or if he is jut. send direct
for one. and read it carwf ally.
Blrnt Cirriif t id Bam Cl
Here* use fora
There s no surer quicker war to
rid the place >4 rats and similar
firsts than tu bare a Nrvrai Ride
alwars handy. A Strrens hali&irs
I *•> pertntljr that it’s always steady
and true U« your aim. And it's
bard hitting a*»l quick hnng.
Vrr*«J tar M«» e»»» Catalog !f (hoars
boy *r or t *»* :«• ml' N*.n.i ! .rears-.. are
— ItiA*’*. Sh v gone—hoe> acmiorsre
w p i * V t can h*r» m t f y for poatagr.
A » dune and dunning.” by 1m
IWar i—a a«Sry good Ina for you or
1 «f bo? to bsm—«■ u< hue 'mg and
. « *.ng - (j svs and thaw and
c*i*>«MU game. e*r. Newi ;«tstjM»id fur
War t»l»* ■ ®»*t. or *»-. doth cover
At »« mt Si'ds.it or
<tr« *t can Sopyty you Stth
hrstil inphrm o« rwnpt
caiaiof price* a you< nan** obtmm.
The celebrat
ed Culpepper
Bi|f Boll Extra
Prolific Cotton seed for Si.00 a
bushel until January the 1st.
These seed are all of the latest
selection. Write for circular.
Lcthebsvjllk, Ga.
H da ■■ Every cotton grower lsrge or
f » II I «IL rich or poor, write to
If U I B. W. Hawkins, Nona, Ga,
for history sod descriptive cir
cular of hin F'xtrs Prolific Oot
ft A ■ ton sod price or seed it n free.
snd worth bundredn of dolism
I IJ la u’ 'ou The Extra Prolific Cot
* ^ ton nsturw quickly, snd will
n.ske three bslee per sere.
Tiers of the best varieties.
Price list. R. T. RAMSAY,

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