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SELEVEN CENT COTTON.
S. outhern Cotton Association Minimum Price. uLhe`Southern Cotton Associa tion, in convention, at Abbeville, N. C., established a minimum "price of 11 cents for the incoming -rotton crop. This action was reached after a four hours' struggle in the Minimum Price Committee's rooms and a joint secret conference of that Com mittee and the General Commit tee. After the announcement'of the estimate of the crop yield of 1905 and 1906 the fight narrowed down to two factions, one holding, out for 10 cents and the other for 11 cents, notwithstanding the fact that an outside element clamored for 12 cents. Some of the growers were inclined to the opinion that the unexpectedly short yield crop would have a tendency to push the mininium to 12 cents, but it was known that these predictions would not be fulfilled when the Price Com mittee emerged from its caucus, The summary of the cotton crop of 1905-6,as reported by the Statistical Committee of the Southern Cotton Growers' As sociation, as reported is as fol lows: Production, 9,588,133 bales; percentage of condition as com pared with last year, 738.3; as compared with the Government's estimate of 72.1. The yield is regarded as exceedingly small, as from 10,000,000 to 10,500,000 bales was expected. The estimated yield by States of the crop of 1905-6 and the per centage of condition, as reported by the Statistical Committee, is as follows: Percentage States- Bales. condition, Alabama ...................1.031,739 74 Arkansas ............... 619.466 - 70 Florida .................. 54.019 69 Georgis ..................1,361,180 73 Indian Territory........... 35,522 78 Louisiana ............... 656,952 58 North Carolina ............ 530.064 77 Oklahoma .................. 307,602 86 South Carolina.......... .. 781,697 73 Tennessee............... . 242.202 75 Texas .................2.382,762 7s Mississippi................ 204,978 70 Miscellaneous ............. 50,050 75 President Jordan appointed Hickey, of Texas; Maxwell, of Louisiana; Brown, of North Car olina; Love, of Arkansas, and ErwinJ of Tennessee, to serve on the Finance Committee. An interesting question to be considered will be the suspension of Vice President Peters,: of Texas, who, although suspended by President Jordan, with the telegraphic approval of a major. ity of the Executive Committee two months ago for his alleged defense of the Agricultural De partment at the timeof the recent exposures in the Bureau of Statistics, still holds his title, if not the office. It is asserted by many prominent growers that the Association will undoubtedly sustain the suspension of Mr. Peters. The matter of Vice President Peters' resignation wasconsider. ed and, although the discussion watoonducted in secret session it it understood that Mr. Peters will voluntarily resign in a few days and his successor will be named by President Jordan, in whose hands the question was left for adjustment. The Commit tee recommended that a general field agent and organizer for the national as well as for the State organizations be appointed whose clhief duty it shall be to collect funds for the carrying out of the Association's aims and objects. To secure these funds a tax of 8 ceits on each bale of cotton rais ed by members of the Associa tion will be levied. Theireport named E. B. Smith, of Columbia, S. C. as the field agent. It was not adopted, however, without some vigorous discussion. It was a vocated by Clark, of Mississip. Pi;. Brown, of North Carolina; EH4ytt, of South Carolina. and Moody, of Alabama, and opposed by.Brbok, of Alabama. 4.ts proposed to raise $100,000 fo4thle National Association, and $100, 000 each for the State and cul.ty associations, by the 8 cqpt tax on each bale of cotton. William P. Brown, the leader of the Southern bull pool, now op e ating in the cotton market, at pTw York; reiterated his belief i~jig her prices. He said: a",. ook for a big advance from. p tee4t prices, and if spinners dº'tv bap at ;be ruling price they I ma ake the sae mistake tha. 6b-. -a~~p IPw 1 :~i: your bull clothes on. A profit of $2 o## is possible on the short side; but I think there will be an adva.ce of 8 to 4 cents on the bull side." Tdat the bull operator is a4 chaztpion of the Southern farm er was shown in the following re marks he addressed to an Even ing Mail reporter: '"To hear some of the talk, one might suOnose.bat all the plant er was entitled to was enough to live on from year to year in order to make another crop for the rest of the Cotton wprld to get rich on. But the planter is getting around to the view that he is not only entitled at least to a mere living for his toil, but to enough more to live respectably and edu cate his children, which he has not been able to do sinee the Civ il War until recently." Are You Engaged? 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With re cent liberal consignments assort ments are now full and all that could be desired, but telegraphic advices of the day raise the 'dang er signal' and lessening supplies at the South promise correspond ing shortening of receipts at this point, Naturally following act ive conditions and present out look, market rules firm. Advices from the South note qulckening conditions along the Atlantic Coast; business confined to Old a Crop which had been carried over for seed, Harvest is being push ed rapidly; weather all that could be desired. Planters .are deverting their every energy to F saving, rather than selling crop, hence no liberal receipts of new are expected for several weeks. At.New Orleans the demand is fractionally ahead of previous week and under diminished re ceipts, prices are firm with up ward tendency. At the moment, the bulk of incoming goods is poor in style and color and in point of fact, not much for grain. 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