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Tut-oJay, January IT, 1005.
PROGRESSIVE F- AND COTTON PLANT. Representatives from fifteen coun ties shall constitute a quorum at the State meeting. 10. The organization shall have power 'to make laws and rules for its own government. The same can be changed at any regular meeting without previous notice. 11. The objects of the Cotton Farmers and Business Men's Asso " ciation are to promote and advance the price of cotton to a basis that will be remunerative to the growers and bring to our Southland the gen eral prosperity that the importance of the industry justifies. 12. We agree to co-operate with the Farmers' Alliance, the Cotton Growers' Protective Association and other organizations that have for their objects the same purposes we have; and wo solicit like co-operation from those organizations. 13. We recognize that our success is dependent on the unity of action of all the farmers and business men of the cotton growing States. 14. That the annual meeting of the association shall be he-Id on the second Tuesday in December. STATE OJTICERS AND DELEGATES TO NEW ORLEANS. After the adoption of the Consti tution, officers were nominated, the result being the election of Col. John S. Cunningham of Person County, as President, and T. B. Par ker as General State Agent. It was resolved that the State Agent should actively push the work of organiza tion, that an initiation fee of 25 cents should be charged each mem berand that the State Agent should receive $1,000 a year if the fees would justify this. Delegates were elected to attend the New Orleans meeting, and in ad dition to those named by counties. President John S. Cuninghom and five others to be named later by him were selected as delegates-at-large. " Each county organization is request ed to pay the expenses of its dele gate. Those named Wednesday night (the first name being that of the delegate, the second that of the alternate) are as follows: Bertie D. W. Britton, Rosemead; Wm. Pritchard, Aulander. Bladen R. L. Bridges, Bladen boro; O. L. Clark, Clarkton. Cabarrus J. P. Allison, Concord; Zeb A. Morris, Concord. Chatham S pence Taylor, Pitts boro; S. P. Teague, Siler City. Chowan W. S. Swaringen, Eden ton; J. M. Forehand, Rockyhock. Cleveland J. C. Falls, Belwood; R. A. Miller, Shelby. Columbus J. O. Brown, Chad bourn; J. E. Maultsby, Whiteville. Cumberland A. L. McCaskill, Fayetteville; Jno. R. Taler. Fayette ville. Harnett J. M. Hurst, Coats; O. J. Spears, Lillington. Lenoir George F. Parrott, Kin ston; C. H. Foy, lunston. Iredell T. J. Conger, Statesville; Dr. J. J. Mott, Statesville. ' Johnston W. M. Sanders, Smith field; A. Home, Clayton. Jones E. L. Houghton, Pollocks villo; Charles A. Rhodes, Comfort. ' Lincoln W. A. . Graham, . Mashpe- lah. ' - - v - v:;:; ; Mecklenbrug-H. K. Reid, Char lotte; W. S. Pharr, R. D. Charlotte. Moore J. A. Leslie, Vass; J. Al ton Mclver, Jonesboro. Montgomery J. A. McAulay, Mt. Gilead; J. B. Haywood, Mt. Gilead. Nash J. B. Phillips, Battleboro; W. S. Jeffreys, Rocky Mount. Northampton B. F. Pugh, Sev ern; M. W. Ransom, Garysburg. Orange T. B. Parker, Hillsboro; I. W. Pritchard, Chapel Hill. Richmond H. C. Dockery, Rock ingham; W. E. Crossland. Diggs. Sampson W. C. Jackson, Haw ley Store; S. R. Wilson, Shady Grove. Scotland Jno. F. McNair, Laur inburg; L. D. McKinnon, ,Laurin burg. - Union W. C. Heath, Monroe; J. M. Fairley, Monroe. Wake A. C. Green, Raleigh; J. II. Robbins, Raleigh. Warren J. B. Davis, Warren Plains; H. B. Hunter, Warrenton. Washington W. S. Davenport, Mackey Ferry; Dempsey Spruill, Creswell. Wayne Dr. J. E. Person, Pike ville; F. K. Borden, Goldsboro. Wilson W. F. Woodard, Wilson; H. F. Freeman, R. F. D. 2, Wilson. Delegates are later to be named from Beaufort, Catawba, Craven, Gaston, Greene, Halifax, Lincoln, New Hanover, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Rowan, Stanly, Terrell, Vance. NOW NOR NEW ORLEANS. ITcrth C&rollaa Tobacco. Trust Uethods Uay Ba Investigated. Now for New Orleans I Thi9 great meeting representing every nook and corner of the Cotton Belt to be held on January 24, 25, 26, will deviss ways and means for protect ing the producers in the future from the reverses of speculation, and also a definite plan by which the acreage can be reduced for 190. Every farmer throughout the South who can attend the convention, should do so. The round trip rate from all points east of the Mississippi will be only one fare and a third. The North Carolina Convention at least has done its work well, and all must now await the action of the New . Orleans Association. If it is moved by the same earnestness and intelligence that characterized the Raleigh meeting it will undoubtedly bring forth a practicable plan of relief. And The Progressive Farm er will have a special representative at the New Orleans meeting, who will report it fully for our columns. Enclosed is check for $6.00 for six new subscribers to your paper, be ginning with this week's number. This is only a start of what I ex pect to do, as I value your paper above any other within my knowl edge, and would if I could put it in the hands of every farmer in North Carolina. G. W. Johnson, Benson, N. O. The commissioners of Person County have refused to grant license to the Roxboro saloons, and the town is now dry. Washington Cor. Post, 13th. District Attorney Harry Skiynner is here on important business, the be lief, being that he was summoned to Washington by the department of justice for a conference with refer ence to the investigation of the methods of the American Tobacco Company, which the administration is conducting with the. view of mak ing out a case of violation of the provisions of the anti-trust law. Interest in Mr. Skinner's visit was increased when it became known that he was in conference with the attornev-general arid the interstate commerce commission during the day. It is known that Mr. Skinner furnished the commission with cer tain data and that he held quite a lengthy conference with members of the body. As was to be expected, the district attorney declined to dis cuss the object of his visit. He con fined himself to the simple state ment that he is here on official bus iness. " While it is practically certain that Mr. Skinner was summoned here with respect to the prosecution of the alleged tobacco trust, his confer ence with members of the interstate commerce commission is not easily explained, unless it be that he fur nished evidence of some sort with reference to rebates given the Amer ican Tobacco Company by railroads that operate, in the South. The question of rebates has not arisen in the South the offense being con fined largely to Western railroads, and this idea was scouted in some quarters "to-day. " The interstate commerce commission has no rela tion whatever to Mr. Roosevelt's trust buster arrangements, and so Mr. Skinner's information which he furnished could not have related to the investigation of the- tobacco trust, unless it involved the ques tion of railroad rebates. There . is no authoritative infor mation on the subject, but the belief prevails that Mr. Skinner has been directed to begin an investigation into the methods of the American Tobacco Company in Eastern Car olina, as has been recently intimat ed would be the case since it became known that the administration was in earnest. , North Carolina is the home of the parent company, and an official of the department of justice made the remark to-day that it was the finest, field in the United States for probing into the methods of the so-called trust. The first information published anywhere that the President con templated an aggressive fight on the alleged tobacco trust appeared in this correspondence two days after the election. A man attended a dinner given by a witty woman and ate ravenous ly. "The greatest praise I can be stow on your dinner," he said, "is to eat heartily." "But vour praise amounts to flattery," the woman re plied. Atchison Globe. A South Carolina Boquet. I have read The Progressive Farmer and Cotton Plant with in-' terest and profit. Your Isaper is fully up to the standard, and I wish, it the success it deserves. South Carolina has no farm paper and should support yours. Prof. J. S. Newman, Department of Agricul ture, Clemson .College, S. C. I see my subscription to your valu able paper is out. I farmed many years on a small scale, and patronized our old favorite Cotton Plant. The union consummated between The Progressive Farmer and Cotton Plant last September has made a strong agricultural journal well worthy the" patronage of every tiller of the soil. Dr. C. B. Bobo, Sedalia, S. C. I have taken your paper eight weeks and I find it to be a first-class, all-round, up-to-date farm paper. I herewith send you one dollar for one year. Olin W. Whetstone, Branch- ville, S. C. Enclosed find check for $1.00, for. which please send me The Progres sive Farmer and Cotton Plant for this year. Have read your sample copies sent me .with great interest, and think it a paper that every . farmer that is a farmer should take. H. C. Hahn, Aiken, S. C. I wish to say that I was one of the fortunate farmers that took your publication on trial. I have derived considerable information and pleas ure from its weekly visits, and hope the renewal, for which I send you herein P." O. Money Order for $1.00, will prove of benefit to the institu tion that I have tne ' honor -of -rep resenting both as treasurer . and as superintendent of their farm of 300 acres, which last year made a profit of more than $31.00 per acre over and above all expenses. J. W. Bunch, State Hospital for the In sane, Columbia, S. C. : Enclosed please find money order for one dollar for renewal for 1905. I enjoy the weekly visits of The Progressive Farmer and Cotton Plant very much. The article of Prof. W. F. Massey in your issue of ' the 10th, is worth more than ten years subscription of your paper if the farmers of the South would heed his advice. I wish your paper great success for 1905 May it wake up the sleepy and slip-shod farmer and en- . courage those whose eyes are al ready open to greater efforts to de velop this beautiful Southland of ours. H. B. Buist, Winthrop Nor mal and Industrial College, Rock Hill, S. C. At our county meeting last Satur day I put in a few sentences for our worthy paper amongst our farm ers and secured the enclosed list of 'subscribers. Only two put in for the year, but j 1 hope; when the three months are out, all xjan be induced to join in the good work and renew. The farmers are getting very much . aroused" around here and show more Tar Heel "stickabilitv" than since about the time of. the jute bagging fight. Yours to make a verv eood paper better. -Daniel Lane, Craven So., N. U. . . V, 1 I -. it I 1 s i t 4 i i i 3 i