Fibre & Fabric; A Record of American Textile Industries in the Cotton and Woolen Trade Volume 44
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... well. It is but reasonable to suppose that the cheaper cotton can be produced the greater the profit to the grower; notwithstanding that the manufacturer may share in the benefit and receive his cotton at a low-er price. We desire, therefore, to make a very close study of the labor question. ing their great staple from the weather damage--a matter of absolute financial importance to themselves. While the supply of cotton could unquestionably be Increased, that increase would depend upon the introduction of scientific methods of cultivation. While disclaiming any intention of buying up cotton lands, Mr. Macalister was by no means opposed to the belief that the operation of a number of plantations by spinners In various parts of the South would prove a poor Investment, provided the plantations thus owned were operated under modern ideas. In the first place, the Increased production per acre would prove a distinct stimulus for neighboring plantations to produce equal results; and In the next place, these experimental plantations would prove a particularly favorable agency for obtaining reliable data regarding growing crop prospects. Mr. Macalister expects to remain here until'Christmas, while his associate, Mr. Orr, will return home in about a month. MR. H. W. MACALISTER. more or less general disposition on the part of well-to-do young Englishmen to strike out on new lines. They go, among other places, to Africa, to India, to Canada and to the western paTt of the United States; but they have not thus far gone to the cotton lands of the South and it is quite probable that when their attention has been directed to opportunities in the South they may become interested. Investigation along these lines, however, is incidental to our trip rather...
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