COTTON MARKET

FRIDAY , OCTOBER 15, 1909

 

RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/


I HAD BEEN ASKED WHAT KIND OF PAY DID FARMERS MAKE IN THE EARLY DAYS . SO I STARTED RESEARCHING THE OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR MORE INFORMATION . THE LIST BELOW ALSO GIVES THE FARMERS NAME AND THE PRICE OF THE LOAD OF COTTON . CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE HAVING TO PICK THIS MUCH COTTON ! I THINK THEY EARNED EVERY PENNY !

FRIDAY , OCTOBER 15, 1909 - THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

THE COTTON MARKET LOOKS MIGHTY GOOD

WEDNESDAY WAS A TOPWATER DAY AND THERE WAS A SLIGHT ADVANCE OVER FORMER QUOTATIONS

ROLING PRICE 13.50 IN THE LINT

4.88 IN THE SEED

MANY LOADS OF SEED COTTON NET MORE THAN $100 AND ONE BRINGS $155.81

ABOUT 1,500 BALES PAT UP BY PARAGOULD GINS SINCE THE SEASONED OPENED

THE COTTON MARKET STRUCK A TOP NOTCH WEDNESDAY WHEN IT REACHED 4.88 AND 13.50 TO 13.60 . THAT WAS PREVAILING PRICE WEDNESDAY AND THRURSDAY WITH RADICATIONS OF POSSIBLE ADVANCE . THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE FLUCTUATION IN THE MARKET DURING ONE WEEK . CIRCUS DAY CUT INTO THE COTTON RECEIPTS AND MARKED ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK.

THE GINNING OUTPUT AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS WITH THE GINS ON WEDNESDAY EVENING , THE 13TH , WAS AS FOLLOWS.

FARMERS' UNION GIN & MILLING CO. - 570 BALES

FARMERS' GIN CO - 531 BALES

JONES' GIN CO. - 336 BALES

BEING A TOTAL OF 1,437 BALES .

THIS HOWEVER DOES NOT REPRESENT TNE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF COTTON MARKETED IN PARAGOULD SINCE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON ..

A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SOLIPHONE VISITED THE THREE PRINCIPAL BUYERS , BRECKENRIDGE MERC. CO. , S.L. JOSEPH MERC. CO AND BERTIG BROTHERS , AND GOT THESE FIGURES BELOW FROM THEIR BOOKS SHOWING THE NUMBER OF LOADS OF SEED COTTON THAT HAVE BROUGHT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS .

AT BRECKENRIDGE'S

DATE FARMER AMOUNT
OCT. 2 MOSE HARRINGTON 105.16
OCT. 5 ANDY BUTLER 100.11
OCT 5 JAMES MICHAEL 133.58
OCT 7 H.G. GRADY 110.19
OCT 7 H.G GIBSON 102.13
OCT 8 JESSE McKINNEY 109.15
OCT 9 JOHN EDGAR 108.35
OCT 9 TOM HILL 104.78
OCT 9 OSCAR HARTSOE 107.41
OCT 9 FELIX LAMB 106.65
OCT 9 S.W. MORGAN 104.06
OCT 11 JOE BEAM 108.72
OCT 13 JIM HARTSOE 123.52

AT JOSEPH'S

 

DATE FARMER AMOUNT
OCT. 1 H.M. WILKERSON 112.89
OCT. 2 FRED REMINGER 102.20
OCT 5 E.B. WARD 122.33
OCT 6 R.A. FLETCHER 109.34
OCT 6 F.A. HENDRICKS 106.02
OCT 7 J.R. HARVEY 102. 56
OCT 7 TOM CLARK 102. 84
OCT 7 H.M. WILKERSON 117.78
OCT 8 S.C. HOOKER 130.28
OCT 8 F.M. STATER 106.35
OCT 9 E.B. WARD 110. 45
OCT 9 W.A. FLETCHER 101.05
OCT 9 BEN BARR 101.20
OCT 9 JNO TUBERVILLE 103.29
OCT 9 R. CAMPBELL 100.36
OCT 9 S.J. JOHNSON 113.74
OCT 13 W.B. JONES 105.73

AT BERTIG'S

 

DATE FARMER AMOUNT
OCT. 1 J.T. REDDICK 104.46
OCT 1 W.E. BENTON 135.31
OCT 1 J.T. TURPIN 102.30
OCT 1 J.W. STIMPSON 117.84
OCT 2 J.F. CARPENTER 119.13
OCT 2 FRITZ SCHUG 100.87
OCT 2 J.W. THURMAN 103.40
OCT 2 LUTHER WILLIAMS 103.87
OCT 2 J.C. JOHNSON 130.19
OCT 4 JESSE YARBROUGH 122.90
OCT 4 J.T. HARTSOE 122.90
OCT 5 ED MOSS 148.00
OCT 6 W.W. NEWSOM 122.62
OCT 7 A.F. TIPPETT 116.52
OCT 8 JACK JONES 124.00
OCT 9 J.W. BALDWIN 144.00
OCT.9 J.T. HARTSOE 155.81
OCT. 9 FRANK WALLS 108.83
OCT 9 E.S. EVETTE 118.46
OCT 9 R.C. HARVEY 101.17
OCT 9 LEE HUNTER 124.45
OCT 11 L.B. GOLDEN 119.70
OCT. 13 E.J. ADAMS 106.40
OCT 13 J.W. TURPIN 103.55
OCT. 13 J.FRANK WALLS 104.95

IT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE ABOVE LIST THAT J.T. HARTSOE BROUGHT IN THE BANNER LOAD WHICH NETTED HIM $155.81 . JIM HAS BEEN BRINGING BIGGER LOADS OF COTTON TO TOWN THAN ANYBODY SINCE THE SEASON OPENED.

THE WEATHER CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN IDEAL FOR GATHERING AND MARKETING THE CROP AND IT IT CONTINUES THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER WILL FIND VERY LITTLE OF THE STAPLE LEFT IN THE FIELDS AND IF PRICES REMAIN GOOD THERE WILL BE LITTLE STORED.