Business: Cotton Estimate

The 1924 cotton crop is now ceasing to be entirely conjecture and beginning to become history. The crop is being picked and soon the ginnery figures will begin definitely to indicate its real amount. However, the period of conjecturing and estimating is not yet over. The Department of Agriculture has announced, as its estimate for the current crop on Oct. 1, 12,499,000 bales of 500 lb. each. This is a reduction of only 97,000 from the estimate by the same source for Sept. 16. The Department was almost equally reassuring as to the condition...

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