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The Post-search light. (Bainbridge, Ga.) 1915-current, July 13, 1916, Image 1

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x WE POST-SEARCH NO. 16' BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA THURSDAY JULY 13, 1916 tons Necessary L Fall Business. ^ha^traderwhofe fc 0 pon the housetop ob- economic horizon of “coming harvest with its Lied wealth must be kready to share in its on- ■waveot prosperity. The o fact is almost here. A ,ks more of sunshine and kand the time will be at jrparticipation in the sue- (distribution of the spoil, harvest will come its vealth; its great Ir.i- bonding w Distributed or I power. — j; hundreds of different ’or planters this wealth orpidtibcio * id, seek a market ad van t- i to the merchant and at the ' ie represent a large buy- ower from the merchant, aerchant will have special lity for an increase of ss a n d timely concern be improved to enjoy full |tage of the favoring cir- inces, >ecial preparation necessary. pthe increase of harvest ^corresponding cash equiv- fwill come special demands the shelves of the mer- With liberal crop re- come also liberal buy- ’he people will desire more ■otter goods than is usual ordinary crop returns. En- ga surplus of cash many ,and more expensive articles athing, furniture and farm nents will be desired and ised. Each and every er of the household may demands upon the mer- .j for special articles possi- [never thought of or called wring periods of past trad- , Added wealth will favor festive if not speculative an d it is the merenant 'is on the hosetop of wise bmely buying, stocking his res with the more substan- ijid attractive goods who is the lions share of in fall and winter business. sites should be cleared make room for a new stock Hand winter merchandise, shelves should be cleared; the store room of all sum- ° r unseasonable goods, mgh special summer sales a ■ral clearing should be made h merchandise not compara- the best fall or winter '• JIeet new trade and ®oney with new goods. The rade is going to demand it I '^creased buying power the knowledge that new can be secured if not at then elsewhere or at the Jderhouse. With the two jm? summer months sales Jn should be effected to house—to clear both the a and store rooms of sum- jeffjfSj ' vorn merchandise, tonlvh IS ‘ sucb goods must H D k. e 0ue red at specially linam 8e ° US Price but extra * v'’' practically unheard of th^ 5, b>ur mg the past |At& e0fKreSS & Co in,. ., as cr °wded to over- mt, JU ^ 'Womens shoes at iter win, Pair ' The entire 3 v s ! h S , ome five hundred . earl >' cleared by. as ie r “;!, er3 ' vel1 dressed white , the "«« lofiton thl i , Kress made no * „i hedea l h eat least got !. Hp i St0tncr9 inside bis Igoods p C, j areci the sh elves of n ^ the people-to $1.00 PER YEAR HUGH M. DORSEY ID SPEAK HERE MONDAY Candidate For Will Address County. Governor Voters of Hon. Hugh Dorsey, candidate for governor, will address the voters of Decatur county Mon day, July 17th. He will speak at the court house, beginning at 10:00 o’clock in the morning. Mr. Dorsey undoubtedly has a strong following in this county and his friends think that he will be heard by a tremendous crowd and that his candidacy will be greatly strengthened by his speech. BOLL WEEVILS ABE NOW IN DE- CATU^ COUNTY Decatur Was the First County in the State to Discover the Pest. The Thomas county farmer who declared last fall, with ref erence to the boll weevil, that “there ain’t no such animal,” should come to Decatur county if he wishes to be disabused in his belief. That the boll weevil is here no one any longer denies, | no matter how strongly he might 1 wish the contrary true. | Decatur county was the first jin the state to discover the pres- I ence of the dreaded pest, and it , is perhaps true that his advance ment is more pronounced here j than elsewhere east of the Chat tahoochee. County Demonstra- ition Agent Lewis has recently made a tour of the county and states that in not a single field did he fail to find boll weevil, ; and that in most cases there are jnot just one or two but great 'quantities ot them. IATTLESNAKE INSTEADDFJEN EGGS When Mrs. T. L. McLane, who resides about two miles out from Naylor, went out gather ing eggs on last Wednesday morning she found one hen nest which contained a monster rattle snake, instead of eggs. Mrs. Mc Lane was within a few feet of the snake when she discoved it, but did not lose her head and scream. She went to the house, secured a shot gun and put the reptile out of business, Crop Marketing Vital Eco nomic Fact With Farmers ENORMOUS LOSSES SUFFERED FROM IRREG ULAR METHODS. BY EUGENE SOUTHWICK Crop marketing, following im mediately after crop growing, is the vital economic fact of sue cessful farming. The growing of a crop is usually accepted as a common everyday affair with all classes of fanners and in possibly too many instances not sufficient regard is personally given to the quality or quantity of the harvest. But if evidence may be secured to substantiate a lack of interest in the growing or harvesting of the crop, possibly and in fact a volumn of evidence could be se cured to support or substantiate the assertion or second fact, that of the two, the marketing of the crop generally receives far less attention than the growing. To plant and cultivate a crop in some fashion—for better or worse —is a seasonable habit with the farmer or land tenant even though he may not be seriou3 as to the character or value of the crop thus planted; however, with the marketing it is different, this requires special iniative and in telligent effort on the part of the farmer if he would secure the largest the largest financial re turns in the open market for his produce. The final and effective work of the crop is consummat ed only when the bank cashier hands the grower a cash equivol- ent for his offerings, ECONOMIC WASTE ENORMOUS. Any attempt to compute the economic waste to the county by reason of failure on the part of the farmers to market the sum total of their produce is prohibi tive, but reviewing the relative value of the annual increase of the average farm as compared with the actual amount sold must leave quite too great a deficit against the margin ot profit for the year’s work. It is well under stood fact in commercial or in dustrial life that moments and trifles count and it is upon this margin of trifles in the cost of labor, raw material or freight rates that the profit to the busi ness largely is determined. Waste of any kind in a business reduces profit and increases cost. The same rule 'or law applies with equal force to the farm; the returns from the same. It is by marketing everything which is commercial above farm or family consumption that full returns or compensation is secured against the business of farming, for farming is a business. Growing the crop is only one half of the the second This is the second rattler Mrs. McLane has killed in the past j transaction and it is few days. A day or two before or marketing half which brings killing the second, she shot the] ; n the cash to pay for the farm: head off a six-foot rattler. —Val- educate the children ; bring com- dosta Times. fort and convenience to the home or place a comfortable margin of cash in the bank. It is when the crop is marketed, not simply or less) regardless of sales while the manufacturer must sell to live. The advantage seemingly is with the farmer, and such it should be if it does not end with BAINBRIDGE ID HAVE PLACEJR SKATING Will be Unlike Anything in this Section of The Country. Prospects are that Bainbridge soon will have a place of amuse ment unlike anything in this sec tion. The Bainbridge Ice Com pany is contemplating the con struction of a large swimming pool in connection with its plant recently completed here. It is the purpose to convert entire satisfaction with the living the pool into a skating rink in and utter disregard for the year’s income. Necessity may not play the whip hand with the same severity to the farmer as to the manufacturer if no sales are made, but in net income the farmer must equally with the manufacturer study and secure the advantage of favoring mark ets, if he would enjoy a reason able and satisfactory return for his labor and investment. For the convenience of its patrons, all the larger dailies carry full market reports; also many timely hints and sugges tions. These should be carefully and systematically observed. Be fore your produce is ready for market ascertain before hand the most favoring and active source of demand. There is a cash market for all commercial merchandise somewhere and it can be located with proper dili gence. MARKET ONLY THE BEST. To secure highest market quotations and quick sales, offer only the best, the winter season by freezing water from the ice plant, Ice skating is a sport with which few Georgians are familiar, but it is believed by those who know that once they become accustomed to it the recreation will become popular. T THE LEGISLATURE Thanks Friends for Inter est Shown But Declines to offer for Lower House of General Assembly. In a card addressed to the editor of the Post-Searchlight, John W. Callahan announces that he will not be a candidate for the lower house of the general as sembly in the September primary. Select only that Callahan has been urged to which is strictly commercial from the crop and then in the neatest package possible get it fresh on make the race by many of the voters ot the county, but leela that his business interests are the market. It will bring you in such that he can not make the the cash. Remember it is quality j sacrifice ju3t now neccessary to that counts in the open market; (make the race and then serve the housewife being quite willing j should he be elected, to pay the extra price for invit- j Mr. Callahan has given much ing table delicasies. The quantity 1 0 f his time to the state and his idea with too many farmers and city. As a member of the state the failure to select from the whole only the best for market cancels all commercial value for the lot and a total loss is too of ten sustained. The fact should ever be bourn in mind that the open market is comparative; thus all goods or produce offered must find a ready or slow sale accord ing to quality and comparative value. The are always purchased first with no demand for common or quantity stuff. At the present time country eggs are quoted at a trifle over senate from this district, and as mayor and councilman of Bain bridge he has probably given more of his time to the public than any man in Decatur county. In his card Mr. Callahan thanks his friends for the interest they have shown and assures them that he is ever glad to serve them. He states that the county has two good representatives and that he sees no reason for him to run. He states that his business needs him just at this stage of the game, and that he 20 cents per dozen with market j W ju be kept busy with private trading at his place of business. With the harvest almost at hand, let not the glory and honor | , , . . , . , , „ j „ . ..I grown or even harvested, that of increased fall trade go to the f, , . ’ ^ . ., , . w . . .. the success of the increase is city merchant. Bainbridge should | . , , . , ! determined and the supreme ef- beand is equal and alive to all r" , ■ - . ... .. _ ! fort of the year should be given her commercial obligations both; , , , as to finding a market for the 1 ° the study of markets to secure merchandise of the county as , the most liberal returns, well as supplying the demand of j markets should be studied. larger and more selec^ buying. | The first question with the The merchants thould be and ’ manufacturer- is markets; the are on the housetops of commer-!.same should hold good and be cial enterprise carefully inter- ! true with the farmer. Both are preting the general trade setting producers. One secures his in- for the mutual advantage of all crease from raw material the interested. The banner year is other from the soil; but in each at hand and this banner should case, a market must be available be hung high on the commercial for the offerings of their hus- achievement of Decatur county bandry. However, in favor of the and Bainbridge merchants. farmer, he gets his living (more well supplied; on the other hand fresh table eggs at 35 cents per dozen quick sale cannot be se cured in quantities to meet the demand. The difference of 15 cents per dozen or practically two times the price of common eggs, is simply a matter of care in production and knowledge of demand or marketing. The same rule or law of economic advan tage or disadvantage holds good with respect to the’.marketing of all farm offerings, especially corn, cattle and hogs. A load of corn brought to town by a farm er in the shuck with ears of uarious grades (a very common occurance) has no actual com mercial value and is disposed of, if at all, at a give away figure. At the same time standard grade corn is being shipped from the west into the same town and selling at top commercial prices. The farmer must commercial his corn crop here the same as in the north or west if he would secure commercial prices. Only loss can result from an attempt to market non commercial grain or produce. The best well sold and the balance profitably fed on (continued on page Tea) interests and as mayor of Bain bridge. The card addressed to the voters of the county through the editor follows; Editor Post-Searchlight:- Will you allow me through the columns of your paper to thank my many friends throughout the county who have urged me to enter the race for the general assembly, as the a member of the lower house. While 1 thorougherly appreciate their in terest in this, still I feel that my business interest are such that I cannot make the sacrifice nec cessary. The county has two good men as representative so I see no special need for me to make the race against them. I understand both will offer for re-election. My private business interests coupled with my duties as mayor of Bainbridge will take all my time. I certainly would not allow myself to neglect my office of mayor to the detriment of the town, to enter a race for any other political position. It is a source of gratification to me that so many people in every section of the county have Flint River Over flows Its Banks Decatur County Suffers Little From Flood. After a week ot almost incess ant ram Flint river and its larg est tributay Spring creek are roaring torrents overflowing their banks and covering some considerable territory of bottom lands. For several days the water has been gradually rising, at first with great rapidity while for the past twenty four hours only about one and one half inches per hour. The river gauge hav ing reached a stage of practically twenty eight feet with slight in dications of further rise seems to forecast that the crest of the flood is about reaching its maxi mum. Also reports at Columbus and other up state points indicate that no further rise of importance may be expected. Not since the floods of 1912 has the river reached its present stage nor ever come at a period when floods meant possibly more considerable damage. Although it is understood that Decatur county has been far more fortu nate than many other counties from actual property or crop loss. While some bottom lands have been inundated and some corresponding loss sustained from crop destruction yet it is believed that when the final estimate is made on actual dam age done that only comparatively small losses will have been sus tained. Happily the flood came gradually thus affording ample time for the removal of much personal property. No loss lias so far been reported either as to human life or live stock. The washouts on the railroads while vexations are being repair ed at small cost and without ad ditional labor. The mails were delayed for some time but are again coming on schedule time. The sudden rise of the river at tracted thousands of people from town and county to its banks to witness the turbulent rushing stream, while many others camp ed along the stream to watch the progress of the upward rising water. With the river now standing practically stationery it is believed that further damage or anxiety for the further safety of life and property is passed. NOTICE All boys receiving pigs from the board of trade are hereby advised that an immediate re port is requested in order to as certain the condition oi the pigs and the progress made. In this respect each boy has a pig will write at once to the secretary of the board of trade with infor mation concerning the pig. This report is desired at once. When writing please give post office address and rural, delivery route. Eugene Southwick, Secretary. seen fit to urge m£ to make the race. Their confidence and friendship means more to me than any political office I could ever attain. I am not shirking my public duty in declining to make the race. If competent men were not serving the county I would lay aside personal matters and offer for the place. The county is well represented in the lower house of the general assembly. Again allow me to thank my friends for their interest and confidence. Sincerely, John W. Callahan.