The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 5

The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...up his interests. Mr. Sears is an interesting gentleman and made many friends during his short stay in Calcasieu. The New Ot leans rice dealers seem to regard Calcasieu parish as quite an important rice district, for several parties from the city have been over here trying to induce farmers to remember them when making consignments of rice. It is very gratifying indeed to know that we are some pumpkins. Calcasieu Rice Bird. Texas Letter. The " melancholy days " are once again upon us, and the husbandman is beginning to reach out and gather in the fruits of his labors, and notwithstanding the fact that the McKinley bill has passed and Congress--the great American menagerie--has adjourned, the sugar battle is opening all along the line in Texas, though there is some mourning in sugar circles here, because of the opinion that prevails that sugar growers will not get the benefit of the two cents bounty for this crop. But your correspondent will not start out to write a political letter, but rather to tell your many readers something about crops in Texas, and particularly about the sugar crop; therefore he begs pardon for the above political reflYctions. The weather has been unfavorable for both cotton and cane in Texas since my last communication. The warm, showery weather kept the canes green and growing, and greatly retarded cotton picking, and to make the matter worse a terrific rain and wind storm struck the State on the northwest on the morning of the 12th inst., extending across the entire state to the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast, doing great damage to the unpicked cotton, and on many of the sugar farms blowing the canes down and forming a network that will be difficult to undo by the cane cutters, and necessarily make work in...show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514017
  • 9781236514011