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PERRY, HOUSTON COUNTY, G-A., THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1902.
VALUE OP THE COTTON CROP.
CATTLE RAISING in the SOUTH.
In an article in the New York
Herald an effort is made to show
that by the rise that has taken
place in the price of cotton since
last October the cotton planters
have benefited to the amount of
$75,000,000. Of course that is
an exaggerated statement. The
increase has been about $10.25 a
bale, and it is calculated that the
planters have benefited to the ex
tent of $7.50 a bale, counting the
crop at 10,000,000 bales.
It is a safe assertion that the
bulk of the crop was marketed be
fore there was much rise in the
price. Of course, many planters
held their cotton, but the number
was small in comparison with the
whole number. That the plant
ers have benefited to the extent of
$75,000,000 by the rise is purely a
guess. It would be nearer the
truth perhaps if it were stated
that the rise had put $40,000,000
more in ther pockets
would have had if the
remained as it was in
There is no longer
that those who speculated on the
basis of a 10,250,000 bale crop
were fortunate while those who
insisted on a 12.000,000 bale crop
have lost fortunes.
Making lb Pay.
Taking occasion by the prevail
ing high price of beef, The Phila
delphia Press remarks that “the
south has deprived itself of a
A Sound Doctrine.
The court of last resort in New
York, in affirming the conviction
of anarchist Most and overruling
his contention that the constitu
large source of revenue by failing jtion gave him the right to publish
Farm and Ranch.
What agriculture needs is not
more land,but larger crops on tne
lands we have. No farmer knows
the limits of possible productive
ness of his land, for no matter
how heavy the crops may have
been, it is possible to increase the
yield a little, or a little more.
Average farming does not pay.
The average farmer may continue
to maintain the integrity of soul
and body by smothering one and
working the other beyond reason;
but this is not even making a liv
ing. It is continuing to* exist
without adequate reason. It is
easy enough to calculate the cost
of and returns from any. given
crop, and it will b§ found in all
cases that there is no profit unless
the yield of the crops is above
average. To have larger orops,
we must have better farming.
Better farming does not mean
more work, but better work, and
better work meaus that the intel
lect with all its acquired knowl
edge must be employed.
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured After
Fourteen Years Of Suffering.
“I have beed afflicted with sci
atic rheumatism for fourteen
years,” says Josh Edgar, of Ger
mantown, Cal. “I was able to be
around,but constantly suffered. I
tried everything I could hear of
and at last was told to try Cham
berlain’s Pain Balm, which I did
and was immediately relieved and
in a short time cured, and I am
happy to say it has not since re
turned.” Why not use this lini
ment a lid get well? It is for sale
by all dealers in Perry, Warren &
to introduce the breeding of cat
tie, and names several good rea
sons why that industry among us
should not be lost sight of.
The Constitution has always
urged the same policy upon the
people of the south and only re
cently pointed out how millions
or acres of pasture and grazing
lands in our south Atlantic states
could be so employed with enor
mous profit. In southwest Vir
ginia to-day some of the finest
cattle in the world are raised and
shipped through Norfolk to Eu
rope to supply a select trade that
never quibbles about prices. Here
in Georgia careful breeding and
care in raising will produce beef
cattle that will take blue ribbons
in any food market of civilization.
Our climate gives us advantages
over the western rangfes that, add
ed to the short hauls and low
transportation costs, should give
us larger returns upon the average
run of cattle for home and for
eign consumption than the wes
tern raised can command.
It has been shown in recent is
sues of the Constitution that
Georgia, for instance, only raises
about 12 per cent of the beef that
her people annually consume and
even less "p eroou tages °f other
meats. As The Philadelphia
Press points out, our civilization
are changing with the increase of
our factories and foundries, and
the consequent increase of a meet
eating population. We will use
more meats as these non-rural em
ployments increase and we must
either produce it or buy it of the
western raiser at prices fixed by
him or by the trust that may have
him in its grip.
Besides, the general raising of
cattle in the south will make it a
store house of supply to keep com
petition active between the south
and the west in that line of pro
ducts and it will give country em
ployment to many' thousands of
negroes who are now steadily
drifting from the fields to the
purlieus of our cities.
We are thoroughly convinced
that we sould have a great revival
of cattle, sheep and hog raising in
the hills and plains of the great
the anarchistic article for which
he was tried, says:
“The constitution does not give
to a citizen a right to murder,nor
does it give him the right to ad
vise the commission of that crime
by others. What it does permit
is liberty of action only’ - to the
extent that such liberty does not
interfere with or deprive others
of an equal right.”
Liberty to do what is right and
just, but not license to do what is
wrong and hurtful. That is sound
It is quite common for people
to get mixed up on the two propo
sitions—liberty and license —
which are as wide apart as the
The liberty of the press, the
freedom of speech, the sanctity
and authority of the pulpit are
too often perveted into evil uses
by those who hide behind the civ
il and sacred right to do what
right and just and good.
The Only Way.
When young Alfonso of Spam
is crowned on May 17 it will be
with the title of “King of Spain,
Castile, the Two .Sicilies, Jerusa
lem, Gibraltar, the East and
West Indies,” etc. While it is
true that some of the possessions
enumerated have slipped away
from the Spanish crown, Spanish
pride will not permit of their be
ingeliminated from his title.
Old Soldier’s Experience.
M. M. Austin, a civil war veter
en, of Winchester, Ind., writes:
“My wife was sick a long time in
spite of good doctor’s treatment,
but was wholy cured by Dr.King’s
New Life Pills, which worked
wonders for her health.” They
always do. Try them. Only 25c
at Holtzclaw’s drugstore.
The Southern Farm Magazine
is entirely correct when it says :
“Now and then an invention in
education is offered. It is at first
supposed to be something entirely
new. Investigation, however,
shows that it offers no chance of
reform, which must begin by
placing the best teachers, and,
consequently, the most expensive
teachers, in the primary grades.”
There is no solution of the
problem of right education ex
cept through competent teachers,
men and women of good sense,
strong characters, culture and re
finement. And the best of these
must be placed in the schools
where the masses of children are
—in the primary schools. Cost
money? Of course it will. But
what else is our money for except
for the good of our children?
All Eyes On Texas.
Great is Texas . Her vast cot:
ton crops and marvelous oil dis
coveries amaze the world. Now
follows the startling statement of
the wonderful work at Cisco, Tex.,
of Dr. Kings New Discovery for
consumption. “My wife contract-
a severe lung trouble,” writes edi
tor J. J. Eager, “which caused a
most obstinate cough and finally
resulted in profuse hemorrhages,
but she has been completely cured
by! Dr. King’s New Discovery.”
It’s positivelv guaranteed for
Coughs, Colds" and all Throat and
Lung troubles. 50c and $1,00.
Trial bottles free at
Like a Drowning Man.
“Five years ago a disease the
doctors called dyspepsia took such
hold of me that I could scarcely
go,” writes Geo. S, Marsh, well-
known attorney of Nocona, Tex.
“I took quantities of pepsin and
other medicines but nothing help
ed me. As a drowning man grabs
at a straw I grabbed at Kodol. I
felt an improvement at once and
after a few bottles am sound and
well.” Kodol is the only prepa
ration which exactly reproduces
the natural digestive juices and
consequently is-the only one which
digests any good food and cures
any form of stomach trouble.
School Commissioner Williams
of New York is opposed to women
as school teachers. _ He 3ays they
do not make teaching a profes
sion, but follow the business tem
porarily and then get married.
But what proportion of the male
teachers take up teaching as a
life business? Do not most of
them look to teaching as a step
ping stone to something better.
The difference of color between
green tea and black tea depends
on the fact that the first is ob
tained from the leaves dried as
soon as they are gathered, while
Holtzclaw’s! in the case of the black tea the
' leaves are allowed to ferment be
fore drying. Black tea, therefore,
contains much less tannin than
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails to cure. E. W.
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In 1900 there were in the Unit
ed States 372 boiler explosions,
by which 268 persons were killed
and 520 wounded. In Great Brit
ain during the same period only
24 persons were killed and 65
wounded by boiler explosions.
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