Report of the Members of the Commission on Their Visit to the Cotton Growing Area of the United States of America

Report of the Members of the Commission on Their Visit to the Cotton Growing Area of the United States of America

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...is so light that it is comparatively easy to pull up the roots. The ground can be cleared, ploughed, planted, and cotton up three inches in two months. The.cost may be put at $10, but if the value of the Mesquite tree for fuel, etc., be taken into account, the cost of clearing may be regarded as nominal. The Boll weevil has jumped this particular dirict, but should he visit it the very early picking of the crop would reduce his ravages. o a minimum. Texas has a splendid port for shipment in Galveston, which is exceptionally well equipped to deal swiftly and efficiently with very large shipments. The byeproducts can be readily shipped by rail to the oil presses, and fetch good prices. APPENDIX XL--BALING OF COTTON, "COUNTRY DAMAGE," FREIGHT, Etc. (Extraet from a paper read by Mr. H. W. Maealister at the Third International Cotton Congress held at B-emen, June zth to 2jlh, igoh.) Whilst in the Southern States we made inquiries during our travels on many subjects connected with the trade. YVe passed through the country at a period of the year when a minimum of stock was left on hand, so that we could only surmise as to what the local conditions would be when an incoming new crop was in full flood. Among these subjects were the following: --(i.) The picking of the seed cotton and its care and protection from the weather. (ii.) The process of ginning and baling. (iii.) The weight of canvas and bands aeeessary to protect cotton in the bale. (iv.) The subsequent care of the bale--as bearing upon the causes of country damage "so-called," and of excessive moisture in cotton. (v.) The compressing of the bale for shipment; and transportation conditions. These points all have their influence upon the cost of the raw material, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588428
  • 9781236588425