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Veteran Broker Gives His
dpinion on Present
S. Locke Breaux, the well
known New Orleans rice factor,
writes to Rice Industry as fol
"The cry now is "too much
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
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
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.
Via The Kansas City
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Henry Look
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.
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$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.
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 -
Carload of Fine Kentuck.
Cane and Cotton
Also First-class Kentucky
Will be here by the end of
LeBlane e" trader.
No trouble to answer questions
North Texas,
New Mexico
anD California.
Close Connections at Few! Orleans for
the Southeast.
Best attention given patrons
E. P. TtRNzaE. . J. THORNE,
Dallas, Tex
SDr, King's
New Discovery
FOR Os... Eam . SLt.0
~ Fmrs Tial.
niaor and Quls ure for au
We will have a-:
Rice Byer
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"
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_.;
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Steamer -sails from New Yerken every Weduiesday. at, 2
i- Between New Orleans and JIE vana
Steamer sails from New Orleans every Saturday at 2' 1 p. se-;
jp Steamer safls from Havana every Tuesday ~at 4 :O P.mLae e reu~ a i .a
Carries Pullman Drawfmeolleeos ,Tsh meu '7m
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