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Tuesday, April 11, 1905.
PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. The Size of This Year's Crop Will Determine the Price. The Government on Tuesday is sued its final estimate of the size of the cotton crop of 1004, as indicated lv the pinners' report covering the nnniiuT operations up to March 13th. This will be the last report.' The crop is put at 13,5S4,457. As the cot ton speculators, cotton manufactur or and cotton farmers have been convinced for weeks that these would It about the final figures, the report will have but little effect on the mar lo t. As the world will need twelve million hales this year, there will be jihout one and a half to two million hnl.'f to carry over until the next season. There is no guess work about this, and it shows the necessity of cutting down the acreage this year. If another such crop were produced it would mako a surplus approaching four million bales to start out with this fall. This would send the price ilown to four or five cents, and the fanners of the South would be almost ruined. But a reduction of 25 per cent m acreage would foreshadow a ten million bale crop. This with the amount carried over from last year's crop would about meet the world's demand. And what the world needs and must have, it is willing to pay for. It would be foolish in the farm ers to raise more cotton than is need ed. To this end the cotton growers' association, the press of the South, and all other influences are bending their efforts to induce the farmers to plant less cotton and more food stuffs. Kight now is the critical pe riod. Planting has begun in the far South and will soon be under way all over the cotton belt. The govern ment ajrents will soon be sendiiTg in their reports, and by the middle of May the world will know very- nearly the number of acres planted and can calculate pretty closely the- number of bales that will be raised this year. This will be the leading factor from now on in fixing tJm i -rt?- in? iitimrier ot bales raised last year will now take a back seat. The size of the crop this year will determine the price. Newton Enterprise. roads; and the total victs thus employed during the year was 825. m no more than a dozen counties of the State, is this convict work on the public roads done eco nomically and satisfactorially. The best system probably exists in Meck lenburg Countv. xeh hundred convicts, in two separate camps, are worked constantly on the public roads. . The average cost there of feeding, clothing and guarding the convicts and nrovidincr si pa quarters, medical attetnion and all other necessaries, avai-ap-aa twntTT. three cents per day per convict. These valuable results are obtained through intelligent management nnn Vmir oca- like methods'. So far as we are ablft t.n determine the good roads question in North Carolina, is more alivn than pvpt he- fore, and the Geological Snrvev fa constantly receiving requests from all sections of the State, for advife. and practical assistance in public road improvement. Our good roads engineer, Mr. W. L. Scoon. snenda the greater part of his time in visit ing the different counties of the State to assist the countv authorities in the practical Questions of road improvement ; and this is done with out cost to the county for his ser vices. The North Carolina Good "Ron da Association has also recentlv done some effective educational work for good roads; and the formation of county organizations in most of the counties, under the creneral State As sociation, has stimulated the move ment in a large degree, and the indi cations are that the good roads move ment will continue its steadv and gradual growth during the present year. But Here is a Better Story. (Continued from Page 1.) The Public Road Question in North Carolina. The following interesting facts are the result of an investigation recent ly made by the North Carolina Geo logical Survey as to the public roads logical Survey as to the public roads' conditions in the State: All but two or three of the coun ties in North Carolina are still work ing the public roads under what is known as the "Old State Law," which requires all male citizens between the aires of eighteen and forty-five years to work the public roads on an av erage of six days during each year, or pay an amount of money sufficient to provide a substitute for doing this work;. Forty-five of these counties, in addition to bavincr this "Old State Lawj" have a nrovision for a special roaA tax, which is on an average for Stale sixteen and one-half cents on the $100 property valuation and yhe total amount of money spent n the public roads during the past year was $401,382. including the money spent for permanent roads, rer-airing. crrading and all other pur boses. This amount seems surpris ingly large when we consider the wretched condition of some of the roads in the State. However, one ountv alone Qieeklenburcr) SDent More than S45.000: and Guilford unty recently authorized an issue $300,000 in bonds for road build g and is spending several thou nds of it each venr. Thirty-six counties in the State are bmg convicts in working the public .tb of ftmO.OGO. or $15,000, which exceeds the entire amount ex pended in exterminating the ticKs in those counties. In other woras, any "stock law" county in North Caro lina now under quarantine can be a . 1 1 freed of ticks, and as a result, ex empted from Federal quarantine re strictions, for less money than is now lost each year solely becaus-3 ot tne rresence of the ticks. Attention is also mrectea in figure o ; xtrVi; tho heaw dark lino shows JL i4 es the Federal quarantine line across North Carolina which will be en forced during 1905, while to the right the counties of Surry, x aamn, -o.ie.v-ander, Iredell, Davie, Rowan, Cabar rus and Mecklenburg are snown. The important point here is that the eastern borders of these counties (except Alexander and ireaeiij now form a provisional quarantine line adopted by the' State and Fed eral authorities for the purpose of the reinfection of those w a i vi . r- - . i . counties lying between tne xwo It is in these counties that we are prosecuting the work of tick extermi nation, and it is evident thi3 work cannot be successful unless we pre vent tho introduction into them of ticks from farther southland east, hence the necessity of rigidly enforc ing this provisional or second niar antine line. It should be further understood that this second-quaran tine line along these eastern county lines offers a double protection to those counties entirely free of ticks and above Federal quarantine line; for to enter that territory tick-infested cattle must cross both lines and the whole of the intervening ter ritory in which State inspectors are constantly at work. 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