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BREAUX ON RICE.
Veteran Broker Gives His dpinion on Present Conditions. S. Locke Breaux, the well known New Orleans rice factor, writes to Rice Industry as fol lows: "The cry now is "too much rain." Iam just back from the meeting of the Louisiana and Texas Rice Millers' and Distributors' Association, which was held at Lake Charles on the 27th, and there was present at that meeting reperesentitives cover ing practically the entire Belt,and the concensus of opinion was that if the present heavy rains do not cease and we have a period of sun shine weather, that most of the rice planted from the 5th to the 17th of June, will either be drowned out, or will rot in the ground: As to the balance of the crop, say an average acreage of 60 per cent of the crop of the season of 1904, most favorable accounts are given. The crop is uniformly to a good stand, and the weather conditions could not be more favorable than they are. It is a matter of pleasurable comment to me, particularly, to call-attention to the fact that the Rice Association of America, at its Houston meeting, was the best attended of any that we have had in quite a long while. Inter est seemed to be awakening, and the disposition is more manifest to pull together than I have ever known it. The same .comment applies to the meeting held at Lake Charles of the 'Millers and Distributors, and, though the millennium has not yet come to pass, it looks like one cage 'will soon be.able to hold us all, on the basis of our being a "happy fam ily." So far as the market .is con cerned, anything in the shape of rice can be turned into money. The large quantity of rice held' by dealers in a speculative way will, I believe, insure us stability to values into the new crop, and itf, as I believe, our maximum' of the new crop is not over 3Y mil lions, there is no reason why we should not maintain ona$4 basis, New Orleans, for Honduras, and about $3.50 for Japan. It would not be reasonable to look for as unfavorable harvesting weather as we had the past season, and in quoting the above figures I pre mise that our crop will be aver ,age as to style and quality. What we ought to advocate now strongly is lower rates of freight R our crude product so that, ith New Orleans at one end and ouston, basis at the other, as opportunity and the market of - fers, the man who has rice to sell can use either market to dispose of his goods without differentials .and preferentials that maintain under a high rate of freight. The time was, not so many years ago, either, when the maximum west of Houston was 173% cents, and east 14 cents,for the haul to New Orleans for 100 pounds of rough rice; and I don't see why we should not enjoy those same -rates now, the difference being that if we don't kick for it and agitate for it and holler for it and keep doing it right straight along, the chances arewe will not *get it. Nobody pretends for a minute that rates of freight make the price of rice; but there is not one of us who doesnot believe and know that given competitive conditions you would get very much lower rates of freight on cereal products than the present basis applying. Forced to starve. B. F. Leek, of Concord, Ky, says: "For 20 years I suffered agonies, with a sore on my upper lip, so painful, sometimes, that I could not eat. After vainly trying everything else, I cured it, with Bucklen's Arnica Salve." it's great for burns, cuts and Wounds. At ah drug stores. Only 25c. CHEAP RATES Via The Kansas City Southern. Summer tourists rates in effect daily. Low rates to Portland, Oregon, account of the Lewis & Clarke Exposition, also to San Francisco an4y Loa dtesks, Cl T, IB Iithb 11 -MIN~a~ Reducing Expenses,. Good Planning is Necessary to Stop the Farm Leaks. On the farm, as in other lines of business, the aim should be to cut down expenses wherever possible. Much time is spent by the management of our large manufacturing and commerical firms in looking carefully into all of their departments and reducing in them all of the little expenses possible. Such a plan is good generalship. says Successful Farming, and where followed up in detail results in large profits and greater dividends. The United States Steel Corporation, in order to pay dividends to its stockholders during the past re action in the steel industry, has been compelled to cut down expenses in all departments to the lowest possible point. The item of wages alone has been reduced something like$15, 000,000 annually. In 1902 it cost the Steel Corporation about $15.50 to produce a ton of semi finished product. It is nowstated that through the cutting down of expenses in various depart ments of the concern the manu factureing cost of steel has been reduced to about $14.50 per ton and before the close of the present year it is believed that it will be possible to reduce the cost to $14 per ton. There is a valuable conclusion to be drawn by the farmer from this effort on the part of large firms in their endeavor to cut down expenses, and while these immense plants require a large investment of capital, still their methods are applicable Jo many departments of the farm. Good planning .and straight thinking on the farm are required to stop leakages, and an effort should be made to reduce expenses, just as much as is practiced by these large firms. It may be true that more capital is represented by these large institutions, but the principal of management applies with equal force in the manage ment of smaller holdings. The farm should be looked upon as a business that if carried on by in telligent direction, and where thorough system is employed, will compare favorably with, and even surpass, the results obtainp ed in any other buiness or pro fession. Too many fail to realize that farm operations poorly managed will bring as large dividends, if not larger, in proportion to capit al invested, than many banks or large manufacturing and commercial industries. In cut ting down expenses, we would not have the farmer necessarily reduce items of expense that contribute to the happiness of his 'family and home surroundings but rather pick out the details in the farm work that are expensive and could be eliminated by fore thought. The contented farmer is the one who is making a profit out of his work, and whenever he finds a place to cut down expen. ses for the year that will increase the lining of his pocketbook he will be jnst thst much furthur ahead of his neighbor who does not. Where this matter of reducing the expenses has been carefully studied, it is remarkable to note what a difference it will make in the balance sheet at the end of the year. A Surprise Party. A pleasent surprise party may be given to your stomach and liver, by taking a medicine wich will relieve their pain and' discomfort. viz: Dr. King's New Life Pills. They are amost wonderful remedy, affording sure relief and cure, for headache, dizziness and4 constipation. 25c at all. drug stores. TALK ABOUT IT. Farmers Should Discuss The Marketing of their Crops. The best way to interest peo ple in any movement is to talk about it. If any subject should interest any people, the subject of marketing prices on farm pro. ducts should interest farmers. An equal chance in the business life depends upon it. The class that is not permitted to put a price upon their products or labor have not an eqial chance with those who 4o. J~rtners ate; crxirted GQ 4 have not an equal chance with other people. The whole country is now repeating "All men are created equal" Then farmers, by modern systems of speculative price making and market control, are deprived of the equality of privilege with which they were created. Talk about it. Awak en an interest in the subject. Educate the masses, Prepare them for oganization. That alone can restore to them the rights of which they have been deprived. It is a fearful thing to toil one's life away, a fearful thing for a whole class of men, women and children, to toil their lives away, knowing that all other people have advantages which they have not -advantages which take hold upon their very substance, and decides the ques tion as to whether their labors shall redound to their comfort and independence, or merely go to increase the colossal fortunes of those who "toil not, neither do they spin, and yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of them." Talk about it. Keep it before the neighbors. Better disgust them with its constant repetition than that they should sleep their lives awayrunder such fearful disad vantages. Heart Her Double. "I knew no one,for four weeks,when I was sick with typhoid and Kidney trouble," writes Mrs. AnnieHunter,of Pittsburg,Pa., "and when I gotbetter, although I had one of the best doctors I could get, I was bent double, and had to rest pny hands on my knees when I walked. from this terrible affliction I was rescued by Electric Bitters,which restored my health and strength, and now I can walk as straight as ever. They are simply wonderful." guaranteed to cure stomach. liver and Kidney disord ers; at all drug stores. price 50c THE COTTON BOOM. Planters Look for Period of Great Prosperity. Students of the cotton mraket express amazement at the unparalleled prospective pros perity of the South by reason of the peculiar situation the spinners of the world are placed in with reference to raw cotton supplies. The famer holds, of the old crop, about 1,500,000 bales, now worth about 11cents per pound. Every pound of the new crop will bring in the open market about that much. More than twelve millions of bales of the old crop have been sold at an average of about 84cents Thus the cotton producers and the Southern interests dependent up on them are now in a fair way to enjoy a period of the greatest prosperity they have ever had. for the world will need every bale of the old surplus and every bale of the new crop to meet the unprecedented demand for manufactured goods. At least for the time being, the day of farm mortgages in the South has passed, and one year from today the Southern farmer who hasn't a snug sum in the bank and all bebts paid will be singularly alone, and except in. 'very rare instances, without an excuse other than mismanagement. The responsible agents aie: the excellent trade conditions of the world; continuous bad weather which has prevented another gigantic crop, and the holding of cotton by the farmTer and thus preventing the speculator from controlling the markets. Unques tionable, this South as a whole is on the eve of great prosperity. Siloam Springs. The Kansas City Southern will have in effect every- Tuesday and Friday during June, July and August a round trip rate of $12.50 to Siloam Springs, Ark,.. final limit thirty days after date of sale. T. B. Hutchins, Agent. C. J. Feroq BICYCLE AND ARAllESS REPAIRS. Bicycles bought and sold. All .kinds of bier1. parts con WorI rdoni neatly If Vour looking for The Right Kind of Goods in "Gents' Fur nishings and Tailoring se4 D. Silverman, The Merchant Tailor and Men's Outfitters. A specialty of cleaning, pressing, and repairing. ALL WORK NEATLY DONE. Henry Look LAUNDRY The Best Washing. SLivery, Feed & Sale Stable Fine equipment;. Good drivers who snow the country. Traveler's interests specially looked after. The best of accommodations for those who need good service. I am at McWorkman & Reiber's old stand on corner First and Daspit Streets. F. lieiaire Phone, 10. * oc NEW CLýLEP_ $36.75 Denver and back-Go June 29 to July 3. Re turning July 14. Extension to August 8. $62.50 Portland and back. Liberal stopovers, choice of route. - On sale every day, May 23rd to September 30th. Final limit 90 days. $62.50 San Francisco and back, liberal stopov ers, choice of routes On sale June, July, August and Septem ber. Dates on application, re turn limit 90 days. TICKET 'OFFICE-229 St. Charles, corner Gravier, opposite Postal and Western Union Tel.,offices. Phones, Main, 3639 L, New Orleans, La. F. E. GUEDRY, Dist. Pass. Agent. BUY PAINTS FOM ,i MANUFACTURER. Than to any other house in the World for first class, high grade, best quality Paints. Sold either ready for. use or in paste form, to be thinned down. r Buy from the only paint manufacturing house S in . the country selling direct from mills to user. All other Paint makers depend on dealers for the sale of their paints. That means one heavy expense and one profit that we cut out of our business. We sell direct to the man that uses paint. - Your may think that you can do as well as we could do for you, if you should try to buy a certain brand of paint that you thought well of, direct from the manu facturer.- But you would make a mistake. The manufacturer might take your money and sell you the paint, but he would take care to charge y as much for the paint as ifyou bought it from a dealer. He would put on -that extra profit, to "protect the dealer". We have no salesmen or agents to increase thei-ost of our paints to the conisumer. We quote to the man that uses the paint the lowest and best price, rreservingno margin to protect agents We pay freight. We gladly advise our customers about paints. Write for sample cards and paint advice, and blanks showing how to measure houses to show the quantity of paint required. Ask any first class bushine hmsaoray lmui thi New otua , ir the mercantile agencies itf we are ms posuible Pstortss, 113a,1137s, Lim ted4 sa " tirnxoGmsncce.. nopsustle ST LIS 8o - Coming Soon!! Carload of Fine Kentuck. Cane and Cotton Mules Also First-class Kentucky Horses Will be here by the end of June. LeBlane e" trader. 4 IMPORTANT GATEWAYS 4 No trouble to answer questions DIRECT LINE TO North Texas, Arizona. New Mexico anD California. Close Connections at Few! Orleans for the Southeast. Best attention given patrons E. P. TtRNzaE. . J. THORNE, GP&TA - VP&GM Dallas, Tex KILL TE COUCH AND CURE THE LUNCS SDr, King's New Discovery FOR Os... Eam . SLt.0 ~ Fmrs Tial. niaor and Quls ure for au THROAr an LONG TaOBA. LUS, or MONEY BAOL' THE CROr 1 We will have a-: Rice Byer IN GEYDAN TERRITORY. Planters Rice Mill Abbeville, Louisiana. Queen & .Crescent Ro Cool and scenic line to Summer Resorts, Mountains, Lakes, and Seashore. Very cheap Summer Tickets now on sale. Asleour agent to route you via. QUEEN & CRESCENT ROUTE. Two fast tiuns daily. . Through sleepers. Dinning cars.~ deals :+ .. la Carte. For further information wri. C. F. WOODS, T. P. A, San Antonio, "rstraight M tbel I~aw~l; fP~ke" KANSAS CITY. TO m GULF 7t PASSi#KATHrbUGH A UGREA`tE' DtUC8I CLIMATE, SOIL AND RESOVRg 'THAN ANY O1hIl RAILWAY IN THE. WORLOFO OR ITS LENGih Aloau it line arethe finest landi i.A , rr rats, os, fr n tueoirnal pnsatto. aw tie for sugar erase and rice -ev1tvatlon; for m iev iatse Mau srd houi, maeolIre s, cal, hogs a epioultry' and' oa ora_.; WRit foe t JalernUsles Cmeswsl FREE GOVEtNMENT "HimS~tROS Its Osiss Les)2railsb~·~~U.E-e., MtI *fts Iles LC i M ` esb w asJ r .MrwtBh Us ltsl. THE SHORT LINE TQ '"'1HE LAND OF FULFILLMEUT." 5 0.3, 5WZn3uY.&.mi. Pass..gt, . 5.. WAf*N3,St , p. Iwu.*isksa . 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