Eutered April 23, 1903 at Picken, S. C., n secuoid class matter, under nt of 0oigres of March 3, 1879.
VOL. XXXVI PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1906.
-Conducted by the
South Carolina Farners' Educational and
Conmmunications intended for this d epat
nient should be addressed to J. C. Stribl;ng,
Pendleton, South Carolina.
Direct Inquirer to these Oflioors of State
and National Farmers' Union Will be
Answered With Pleasure. Giving
al Information in their Depart
National Fartners' Union.
President National Farmers'
Union Atwater, Georgia.
Vice President J. E. Montgom,
ery, Gleeson, Tenn.
Secretary-Treasurer R- H. Mc
Cullough, Beebe, Ark.
South Carolina State Farmers' Union
0. P. Goodwin, President, Lau
rens, S. C.
B. F. Earle, Secretary-Troasurer,
Anderson, S. C.
M. A. MahafTy, State Organizer,
Willianston S. C.
Farmners' Union Bureau.
J. C. Stribling, Chairman, Pen
dleton, S. C.
T. T. Vakefiald, R. F. D. Pendle
ton, S. C.
Joseph Kitt, Pomaria,, Newberry
County, S. C.
J, D. Williamnsf Phoenix, Green
wood County, S. C.
W. C. Moore,Groenville, S. C.
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11 cent is low water mark for
Farmers' Union cotton. It don't
matter what cotton reports are nor
who makes them, 11 cents is the
minimum price and don't forget
No matter who is right or who
is wrong in thoir quarrels among
Maadik the Cotton Associa
tion and the Farmers' Union, we
are to have 11 cts. or more, or there
is no ",rade for sure.
About how many acres of cotton
have you seen this year that won't
pay for the guano used at 1.0 cent
Do you know who it is that goes
( about shying around getting up
those cotton reports you hear so
much about? About six times out
of seven he is a little sneaking sly
rascal that knows well how to do
ruch jobs up to the interest of cot
Present prics-10 cts. for cotton
is justified by Governmeit reports;
this basis of Government reports
would call for over 11 ets. for cot
ton. 10 cts. is big room for spec.
IDid y ou over see a teacher send
a boy out for a swvitch to whipi
himself with that he did not bring
?back a sorry switch? If he did
not bring back a poor switch you
may as well write it down that
that boy was a fool.
But still we now and then hear
of merchants giving in bearish re
ports - to etton buyere whor be
must surely know will use this club
to hammer down prices to the ruin
of his own customers to whom he
expects to sell their accounts
whether prices are profitable or
not to his customers.
The whole truth about tile erops
i8 the very thing that these shrewd
cotton manipulators don't want
S-they report a large lot of farmers
that are making as much or more
cotton this year than they did last,
but they etop right there and don't
enquire for the facts in the case.
The large maujort.y of these men
have increased their own cropa of
cotton by planting lands that were
cultivated last year by tenants or
?others, while their whole farms
4will niot average much above half
last years crop,.
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lBrothren, he0 of (and cheer- Thme Dark
est Hour of thet Night are Said to
lhe .inet Hefote Dnay.
We have goodl news comling to
cheer you up that can only be
given you undeor door1s.
Many theories ave been ad
vancod as to what would be the
best plans of getting your cotton
directly to the spinner upon the
cheapest plans. But sooner or
later many of these have been
shown to be theories only and have
offered no practical solutions of
the problem of direct trade with
the spinners of our cotton. All
along we have been bambooseled
into the belief that it was abso
lutely necessary to have a tremend
ous capital put up for this busi
ness, including personal investiga
tion by some of our best business
men, we are convinced that every
bale of cotton carries within itself
sufficient currency or capital to de.
liver it to the spinner anywhere
upon the farce of the earth.
* * *
All the bluff and blow about it
being necessary to create a large
capital-like cotton speculators
have to do-be!ore cotton grow*,rs
can have a direct channel of Itrade
with the spinners of the world is a
fallacy. Close investigation of the
cotton trade, as carried on by
many, will reveal the fact that pro
ducers of cotton have all along
furnished the capital In the way
of cotton margins itself sufficient
to conduct the business.
Don.t talk any more about the
producers of cotton having to have
more money than he already has
in his own cotton bales in order to
go into direct deals with spinners.
A way is being opened up to the
Farmers' Union for direct trade
with the spinners that is beyond
doubt the most practical and cheap
est plan ever offered and is abso
lutely sate to all parties.
Mr. Alow Pay.
We heard a merchant remark
some months ago, that he found
out that a certain party who had
done some trading with him was
mighty slow pay, and that for
this reason he did not care to sell
him goods. And yet this man
had it in his pow0t to meet his
obligation as promptly as any
man in the community, and he
might have stood as high with
business men as any one of his
fellow citizens, and instead of
having them shun him and refuse
him credit, he could have caused
them to seek his trade, and do
eire to sell to him. Of course,
he was not a rich man, but he
handled ready cash enough to
live like a gentleman and to move
in the best cirles.
The remark of this merchant
impressed us and made us feel
that it was a great pity for one
to be careless in the management
of his financial affairs. It is so
unjust not only to a man himself,
but to his family. It is impossi
ble for them to have. that social
recognition that they would have
were their.parents prompt in meet,.
a feeling among people that such
a man Is wanting in honor and
that always hurts.
And then: it pots a man to
great disadvanitogt, in the matter
of making purchases. Not only
is his trade not wanted' but when
he makes a purchase, he usually
has to pay more than the man
does who meets his obligations
promptly and cheerfully.
A Certain Cure for Croup Used for Ten
-Years WVithout a Fanlure.
Mr. W. C. Bott, a Star City, Ind. hard
ware merchant, is enthusiastic in his
p raise of Ohn mberlain's Cough Remedy.
His children have all been subject to
eroup and he has used( this remedy for
the past ten years, ando though they
much feared the croup, his wife and he
always felt safe upon retiring when a
bottle of Chamberlin's Oough Rem ody
waso in the house. Hlis oldest child was
subject to severo aIttalcks of croup, but
bhiB reedy never failed to elfect a
speedy mure. He has recommended it
to friends anid neighbors and all who
have used it say that it is unequalled for
croup and Whooping oungh. For onile
by Piokens Drug Co.
Sore Nipples and Chapped Hands
PIE&IMAGE CASE-3 TAKEN UP.
Higgin.s, Hilton and Atwell Not To Bo
Pens-acola, Fla. , Nov. 28.-After
a lapse of two days., during whicli
lime other caws were heard, the U.
B. COtM Tuesday resuned the eon
sideration, of peonage cases, andl the
,eneral conspiracy indictnent against
W. B. Haarlanr, 0. W. Irmata
Robert Gallagher, Oscar Sandor, E.
Ncewldep, Archie Belylinger, Hur
ry Halverao, W. E. Grace, C. C.
Hilton, 0. E. Huggins and, Johi At
well, ier allget Conspiracy to com
nit peonnge, was called.
The district attorney announced
that the government would not pro
:eed agaitst Hilton, Huggine and At
well, and an. order of severance was
Manager Harlan, of the Jackson
Lumber company, had already been
:onvicted upon this charge, and coun
iel entered a plea of abatement, but
the prosecuton demurred on the
,round that it was an entirely differ
:nt case, and the demurrer was sus
tained. The jury was then selected
xnd testimony began Wednesday.
EDWARDS HURT; MAY BE FATAL
Father of Congressman-Elect Edwards
Fractures His Hip.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 2S.---It is
feared 4hat T. J. Edwards, of Daisy,
Tattnall county, will no-t survive in
juries he received last week. le
was struck on the hip by the sw(cp
of a s,tump puller and very badly in
jured. His left hip is fractured and
bie has several interna.l injuries.
C. G. Edwards, congresFiman-elect
from the irst ecs'ressional dis: rict ,
has gone to his fatboes bedisfdo. He
was in Savannah Tvonday and szate.d
that he believed his father was fa
T. J. Edwards, is a well known
south. Georgian. He has represented
''attnall county in the. legislature and
has occupied other positions, of honor
and trust. He is a member of Mc
Law's United Confgderate Veterans,
and attended tho reunion here a few
weeks ago. HIts friends throughout
the state hope that ho -will get. well.
He is so badly injured that it has
becu deemed i.nadvisable to brng him
to Savannah to put him in a hospit
al, as his fawily wa.ated to do.
Sugar Merger For Louisiana.
New Orleans, l.a. , Nov. 28.
Plans- to form a $28,000,000 merger
of Iwlislana sn.gar plantations and
sugar houses were announced Wed
nesday by a committee in charge of
the project. This committee con
sists of Henry M. Mitchell, Reuben
G. Bush, B. A. Oxnard, of New Or
leans, and Charles Moore, of Schrie
ver, La. The Leon Godchaux com
pany, owning several of the richest
plantations in the state, is one of the
baicking interests. 'Phe plans con
template centralized management. of
the plant.ations, centrally located su
gar houses. and erection of a refin
cry at New Orleans for handling the
A wvell knowvn yachtsman was do.
scrllbing a winter lhe spent at Nice.
"But the Nice beggars!" lhe said,
laughing. "The splendid, sun drench
ed Promenade des Anglais, with its
ivory white villas on one side and the
blue Mediterranean on the other, is al
ways haunted' with these beggars.
"One of themn accosted me one morn
ing as I came Out of the Cercle Medi
terranee, a fashionable French club.
"'Monsieur,' be said, 'ne little son,
for the love of Ireaven. My poor wife
"'Why, looh heNo,' s tid I, 'e1yUlss
week I gave you some money to bury
your Wife, ad now you tell me. that
she is starving. How eon that be?'
"'But, monsieur.' said the beggar, '1
have a mew w1fe now.' "
A Suals RD"ash.
'The following epitaph is conied from
a tombstone in Brandon, Vt., marking
the grave of a cbild who died at the
age of a few days:
Sweet maid, she glanced into our woyld
A inmil of our misery.
She turned away her languid eye
T'o drop a tear or two and sigh.
Sweet maid, she tasted of life's bitter
Refused to drink her portion up.
Bhe turned her little head aside,
Disgusted with the taste, and died.
More Than likely.
IlomanticelHe (with his arm around
her waist)-All this seems so familiar
to me, dlarling-the quiet night, the
whispered wvord, the tender look.I
wondler if it Is a memory of some pre.
v'ious existence? P'ract ient ShMIe--No,
W'illiam; it Is mnore likely a memory 0of
some prlev'ious sw~eethoa rt.--*lteteree.
Oldest Baptist Clergyman Dead,
Cambridge, Mass.,* Nov'. 28.--Rtev.
William IIowe, a cententarian, and
the oldest U1apt.ist clergyman in the~
world, died today at his home ini
Dock 'NiI Sc Con'amned.
Portau'}, W. I. , Nov. 29.
["rom telegraphic ovders received
here from the uvy dp ' aI ment t
Vashingt:m,, stopping all work on the
old wooden dry (lock, it is believed
that this hisotoric structure which hsa
held some of the moat famous fight
ing ships of three American wars, is
to be condeanod. The dock has
been in active service since 1850 and
among the vessels it has held are the
Oonstitution, the ICearsarge and the
Raleigh. The original cost of the
dock was over half a million of dol
lars. In the past two years over
$100,000 has been expended in un
successful efforts to make it service
able and there is understood to be
official opposition to spend any more
money on it.
Four Men Burned to Death.
St. Louis, Nov. 28.-FPour men
were burned to death and probably
35 wero injured in a fire early on
Wednesday that practically destroyed
the Lighth'ouse hotel, conducted by
the Salvation Army, at the north
west corner of Ninth and .Market
streets. .\lore than 200 tnen were
asleep in the building when ihe fire
was discovered, IIe grcacr number
being on Ihe second and third 'loors.
All became panie-tt.ricken and before
the iirem en arrii' and could stretch
nlets, mrny had jinped -rou the up
per windows and werc picked up
crushed and nnconscious on the sireet
pavement below. The four dead have
not bveln Identilied as their bodies
were burned to a crisp.
One Fireman Killed.
New York, Nov. 28.-A fireman
was killed and flve other men were
more or less injured in a mutiny
aboard the Mallory line steamer San
Jacinto, which arrived here Wednes
day. The trouble occurred on- Mon
day. The dead fireman was named
Pistro Noiscera and death"was caus
ed by a blow on the head. On ar
rival of the Jacinto at her dock here,
Inenuel Conchero was arrested and
was charged with the murder of Noi
IIistorie Old New Yor'k.
Greenwich % illage, in New York city,
was first brought into rirominence
when Sir Peter Warren, descendd
froml an anlcient- Irish family and vice
admiral of the BIritish fleet, sett'led
thu.re in 1'744. le married Susannah
DO I ancey and settled on a fine estate
of more than 300 aeres, running friom
Christopher street to West Twenty
first. It was laid out like an English
pavTI$, with splendid hedges and ave
nues of 'trees and a fine old mRlIsion,
which was the resort of all the quality
of old New York. His three daughters
all made brilliant marriages inI Eng
land. One became the Countess of
Abingdon, and her name is preserved
in Abingdon square. On the division
of the estate at Sir Peter's death the
homestead fell to her. She sold It to
Abijah Hammond, who sold It to Abra
ham Van Nest, and it is still remem
bered by many as the old Van Nest
house, demolished in 18G5. Among
other distinguished persons who have
lived in Greenwich were Oliver De
Lancey, William Bayard, Washington,
Vice PresIdent and Mrs. .Tohn Adams,
Aaron Burr and Tom Paine. Barrow
street was originally named Rteason
street in comp)llment to the great in
fidel's best known book, "Age of Riea
The woman who has periodIeal head
acnes, backache, sees imaginary dark
spots or specks floating or daneing before
her eyes, has gnawing distress or heavy
full fteling in stomash, faitna spelui, drag
ging-downi feelIng in lower abdomSnal or
pelvle region, sufl-y satled or exited,
Irregular er painful petods, with or with
09t 9tFic .1s suBerin usT9
idifaniis tha i
have - Vyt * . t all obqove
symptoms are k~yto be present In any
case at one time.
Ne.gleefed er ba*#ytM red anid such
case's Qfen run into. mitI# whiichi de
maind the surgeon%h knIf 'f hay db n&ot
No medkIenexat h,as such a long
and numerousF record of ures In auchb
cases as Dr. IeIree's Fa,vorite Pre.e,Ftp
tien. No medIcine haa suich a strong
proOestional indorsemnt of eaeh of itsi
a4veral ingredient-worth more than any
umber.of oriniary non- rofessional fes
timnonials. The very best inigredlents
known to medIcal alence for the onro of
woman's peenilar aihnenrts enter inoits
composition. N~o alcohol, harmful, or
habit-forming drug is to be found In the
list of Its Ingreditents printed on each
bottle-wrapper and att.ested under oath.
In any c<miltilon of the female system,
Dr. Pierce's FavorIte PrescrIptIon can do
only good-never harm. its whole effect
is to strengthen invig(irate and regulate
the whole femiale system andl bspcially
the pelvIc organs. WVhen these are dIo
ranged in functIon oir affected by disease,
the stomach andl other organs of dilgestlion
become symIiipatheticilly~ deiILrage, the
nierves are wea'kenied, and Ia lonig lIst of
bad, uinpleasanrt symptoms follow. Too
much mulst not be expeOctedl of this "Fa
vorite PrescrIptIon." It- will inot prformi
mIracles' wvIll riot~ cure tumiors-nro mned
icline will. It will efteni prerentI themi, If
taklen In timre, an th1 iius the ope'ratinrg
table andi the surgeon's knife may be
W~omenr suff'ering fromi disenses (of long
standinrg, are Iivitedl to ('onlsult Doctor
PIerce byv letter,' free. All 'correspoeeii.
Is held 'as strictly p)rivate and sacredly
'onfidi(enitial. Address Dr. it. V. Pierce,
liuffalto. N. Y.
Dri. l'iere's Medical Adv'iser (l(000 pagen)
is sent free~ on receipt of '21 orne-eent
Stiam pis for pa )er-coveredl. or 31 stiis
for cloth- -hann,I o' Addesa a .. oe
- - -- - - - - - -
Senor Quesada, Cuban Ministe
Senor Quesada, Cuban Minister to the Ur
an article in The Outlook for July, 1899, by G,
speak at the Esteban Theater, Matanzas, Cut
lences under the spell of eloquent speech and
citement, but I have rarely witnessed such a
eulogy upon the dead patriot, Marti." In a Y
written from Washington, D. C., Senor Quesn
"Peruna I can recommend
cine. It is an excellent strer
is also an efficacious cure to
complaint of catarrh. "--Goj
Mr. Will A. Hoffman, IHgorstown, TI
Ill., writes: wh1i
"I gl1dly give my testimonial with a I
the thousands of others who have been th,ai
cured by the use of Peruna. of e
''I had catarrh of the head and -i
throat. I took cold easily and was faAt
dizzy-headed. w r i
"I was all rundown and hardly able full
to work at all when I began using I,e
"But, now, after using it about six A
months l am well and st onrp.
.thi9. Here are two of the
a single-breasted boxy garment o
er similar but double-breasted.
You caz get those splendid Overcoa
and fancy fabrics costing from $15 .C
design. are in the herringbone mia
Remnember that those garments are skillit
by some of the finest makers in the countra
Sohlosa Bros & Co., and others. The fit is p
ty all that could be desiried. Let us show y
Henry E. Joneos of Tampa, Fla.,j
writes :"I can thank God for my present1
I-ailh, due to Foley's Kiney (ure.L:
bried dootbora and all kind of kidney
m1ies5, bnt nothing dIono me1 much good
ill I took Foles 's Kidney Cure. FourTe
mottlesi cured1 me, and( I hiave no more
ain in my I ack and( shoulders. I amn 62 n
vears 01(d, uad sffered long, but thanka
o Foleys Kidne y Cure I am welhl and( Sig
n'u walk and enjoy myseIf. It io a____
)caeure to recomrmend it to thoso need
img a kidnoy medicine.-' Parkins Plhmr
maoy, Libert.y, and Pi -kens Drug Co.
If you have loat your bo.vhood spirit8, TO
couramge and eon)fidenco of youth, woe of- ee
fer you new life, fresh oourage and free.-bti
dom from ill healt h in Htollistor's Rooky tion. td
Mountain Tea. 35 conts, Tea or Tablets, offer.
Pickens Drug Co. aregu
r to the United States.
ited States, is an orator born. in
sorge Konnan, who heard Quesada
a, ie said: "I have seen many aud.
in the grip of strong emotional ox.
scene as at the close of Quosada'a
tter to The Peruna Drug M'f'g.Uo.i
' as a very good niedi
1gthening tonic, and it
r the almost universal
xzalo De Quesada.
)ere is no remedy in the world
eh h^.+ proven so popular for catarrll
'eruna. I , has been urcd for .more
i thirty years and cured thousands
t.. s is proven by our testiimonials.
yu (o) not dei ve prompt ani "at-i
ory resulte from the use of Poriuna,
e at once to I)r. 11art.imal, giving a
"tatm): nt, of your ease and he will
leia.-edl to give you his valunle td
Iblrt s i)r. T:artmn , P'reside nt et
t1 "rt'tt.iR: niitarium, t lumni-u..)
popular new designs; one
medium length, the oth.
te in a groat variety of plain.
0 UP, Some of the neatest
Lures, considered very swell
fly designed and hand tailored
--notably the famous house of
erfect, style the latest and quall
DU these riew models.
South Main steert,
reenville, 5. C.
For Infants and Children.
Kind You Have Always Bought
LP IS OFF~ERED
WTORTHY YOUNG PageL
*nestly request all Young pesos
ritted their means or eucationwo~
a thorough busineastraining and a vto
ret n by fis m a f r o 1re batra
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