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IFARMERS' EDUCATIONAL
AND
CO-OPERATIVE UNION
* - OF AMERICA
VARMLRS ORGANIZING.
Tf all fairmers could agree to stand
together as ono man, there is nothing
they could not accomplish, both In pol.
tcs and business. They are being
forced to organize in self-defense.
Workers in every industry have
maious. When employers also have
masociations, and with the consolida
E'lon of business into large enter
;irises, with ext.e: Ive capital, it be
comes a matter of necessity that farip.
ers should unite to protect their in.
terests. The trouble is to secure
mnitc action. The Farmers' Union
and the American Society of Equity,
organized to protect farmers in the
sale of their products, have grown phe
'ounenally, and show great strength.
The thousands who have joined this
3Rrogressive movement are not asking
anything unreasonable - just a fair
.Jeal. Farmers often get the worst of
It becanse those with whom they deal
are organized, while they are not. The
Farmer' Union now numbers 1,400,
00 :niemnbers in 23 States. The organ.
tation, in its meeting at Little Rock
a few days ago. placed a 15-cent min
imu price upon the new cotton crop.
'The farmers think that when all oth
er products are commanding higher
prices. cotton should bring 15 cezits.
If t.he membership of the union will
stand loyally up to It, surprising good
may flow from it.
This paper is in sympathy with ev.
*ry movement among farmers to ben
elit their condition, and will be glad
at all times to hell) them along in ev.
4ery good cause.-Cocsa Citizen.
FIFTEEN CENTS.
Cotton is worth 15 cents. That all
know who know that cotton is planted
In April and wcrked until July, then
picked in the autunin, and the picking
Is as troublesome and as costly a-3 the
working in the springtime. CoLtoa is
the costliost crop in the vorld iIn Ia
tior, and labor is the chief cot of
any article produced by man.
Already the manufacturers, the
wholesalers and the retall ierch:mits
have put up the prieo of Cotton goods
alove where it should be even with
1ie'zint cotton. One cheap class of
c'otton goods that w eiqhs one po1d
to iive ynrds has bteen advanced one
ce n t a yard, or fivo cen t.s a pound, to
Ineet the advance of one cent in cot
tou, Spool thread has been advanced
mare, than $1 a p)ound because cotton
irent up 3 cents a pound.
I'he* farnier ought to g:'t a part
uf th is. lie does the hardest part of
the work, the cul-ivating and the pick
Ing. He bears th s-unsh Inc andI the
-dew, and when he gets his part he
.seils it at on1ce and propceds to spend
'the ca ey, and wvhat ' lhe does not
spend~ is put into the bank, where it
can he( borrowed. The farmer does
zot spend "nough of it at his home,
to hIs womien folks or' on himself. If
'he gets 15 cents he may feel like
riending more and having more andl
ma~klng his home pretty. He wvill
kcep better stock and be a better cus
tomer of the merchant, In fact, we
will all be better off if the farmer
geta a fairer shart.--Birmingham In
dex.
Glood seed is half the crop. Select
* the seed now for your main cr opa.
Te present financIal pinch may
iove to be a good thing in an edu
u*tional way, after all.
The postal savings bank is coming
- E at a slow pace, bati scmn
all the same.
It Is a common thing to find a lot
of sorry fixings for the chickens where
teman of the place is sorry.
There is no stability to a govern
U2at of freedom and liberty, except
the citizens be home Owners.
That diversflcaion~ fever is doing
'wonders for the farmer who Is in
lelligently taking advantage of it.
The man who has ben planting
3lienty of mules has found this the
miost staple crop in price on the farin,
if you have a hired man who needs
watching to make him attend to hi.
work, either fire him or reform him,
and do it now'.
A stable government among tenenta
la one of semi-slavery; a stable goy
-emment among free men is one in
which the home is the central point
of strength.
Get your neighbjraa together and
plan for the next season's cropq. This
is the time to do the co-optarating. A
#ttle do-oroain now 'wall bat ~a
whole cow pen t~Ul of :it whQ~,
have yout ra rad for the
3t's ight) x0av at o
creased, many persons have turned
their attention to the growing of na.
tive and foreign nuts on a commercial
basis. Mlany special nut foods have
also been prepared. Nuts being a con
centrated food, to have a beneficial ef.
fect, should be eaten in connection
with a meat, rather than alone. This
is especially true when there is a dis
position to imperfect mastication. Salt
improves the palatability of most nuts
with some people, but does. not add
to their digestibility. Nut canly is a'
highly concentrated form of food when
properly eaten. Although very rich in
protein, they are more expensive than
meat, excepting the peanut. When *
ten cents is spent for peanuts* it will
purchase more than twice the protein
and six times the energy that could
be bought for the same expenditure
in porterhouse steak. It is of more
than passing interest to note that ten
cents worth of peanuts contain more
protein and energy than is furnished
by many rations which are regarded )
as adequate for a day. Although pga
nuts suptily protein energy for a smell
er sum than bread, they are outran*ed
by dried beans. As a whole, *.nyts spay
be classed among the staple foods and
not simply as food accessories.-From
Nuts and Their Uses as Food.
D. J. Neill, president of the Farm
ers' Union, says truly:
"There is one thing that I want to
say, and that is that our jury laws
are badly wrong in one particular,
and that is the pay allowed jurors.
Farmers are brought in from their
work, sometimes twenty or more
miles, and compelled to serve as jur
ors at $2 a day, with no mileage al
lowed, and then have to pay their own
board while serving the State. This
is unjust. I think they should be paid
$3, and even that is not enough; but
at any rate, they should be allowed
for their board and mileage. Arkan
sas and Alabama- jurors are allowed
I so much a day and board thrown In,
and if those States can stand that,
why not Texas, that is so much
wealthier than either of them? A
farmer can't afford to leave his work
and pay board in a town for $2 a day.
His time is worth as imuch to the
State as to himself, and he should be
paid accordingly."
A man hyinug cotten on a salary
for a firm of cotton sleculators said
to a iiroinient farmer in a North
Texas county a few days aga: "You
farmers are right for holding on to
your cotton. The cotton speculators
are making t2he prices in their own
interests and all these reports and
stories you read calculated to Induce
you to rush your cotton to market
are manufactured falsehoods sent .out
by these speculators to stampede, the
farmers. Hold on to your cotton and
you'll get your price and then, in an
other year we will be independent of
WVall Street and its gamblers. I am
offering to but cotton', but I am glad
I am getting but very little. Just hold
on and you are safe."--o-Operator.
And, after all, the land speculator
is the moth at the heart of the peo
ple. That man who has nianaged to
"make" his thousands of dollars by
buying land at a low price and selling
it in the same condition that he
bought it, 'at a high price, has robbed
somebody of something and has given
up nothing in return.
The very fact that work done at the
right time and in the right way is
worth half a dozen times as much as
the same workc done at a wrong time,
or in the wrong way, is the proper
deduction from the question of educa,.
tion. Can you afford to do six times
as much work as you ought to do?
The prospects are that apples will
go to $12 a barrel during the holidays,
says a prominent jobber in that fruit.
There are thousands upon thousands
of odd corners all over the. farms of
this country growing up in noxious
weeds that would be a mighty good
place for an apple tree. -
If your lana1 has no sand or gravel,
it is a good plan to haul a load or
,two and place it where the fowls can
have free access to it. It is worth
duchesto a part of the food; it is the
Carried to its fnal analysis, the land
speculator is of no use on the earth.
IAll he make. is the unearned incre
ment that he talces from the human
family. Hle has creatod .nothlng.
Plan the planting of pigs, poultry
and an all-fired big garden next spring I
as an effetive scarce-crow to the
mortage nd redit rie goods.
"Peauts;pigsandpoultry" is the
. slogey in nyg'gggaof Texas, and
A154tetM6 ik~sIA;'Maaddd to this
-OUI
A
And You Wil
By culling on us before buyii
sk Four (and another shipin
obaccp, Molasses, etc.
Bringus your Corn, Pease,
ou the very top of the marke
If you haven't tried our Dr.
-ealing~ Powder, and HeaveI
11 size packages from the 25c.
Our person il guarantee goe
We also wvat' to sell you yol
erfect" Fence. 1rioes from 4
Our motto is I lonest Weigh
"All Isn'
W1
Smi
Corner Ma in) and Washingt<
lagi... iOne- J. I '.au-- hoae.i: - '. *r, anda
1 4' J. I. . . 1"--< na Rn>-d-lo'i . a
at. i eor >n o . look!ing for - y'or iihe
T- Hf [tIg fa ie !lie: /I sitte
IlIia a.'s Foot-Ens(e, ai- p.ev Pr. It pri
2's~~ T 'hn.e anedt1 haiterinlg, uar- s
wvaIk-n. -:wezawing~ fe.et. At all Dstug
d FRIER. Addmv8ss, A. M4. Ormaited. Le
'rea. N. Y. feb,0Ox4.
W InthrIop College
oielus1 stail r I~tan3 [1zalitatitl,
Th.- exa. -ination fo~r the awlardI of va
aa?.t,%.scholarships in Win'ihiop College
nd for the adirnIisin of nlew studienlt
vili in. eald at the 4Eou- Iy court. houise
n IFriohay, Juily ta, a. 0 9 a. i. A plicante
nt-st? i4e net less than 15) y, ae f ave.
Vheun scholamships ar.e vanePlt tt? r July
, ther. will I.e awarded to thosw maktiung
he high, at average utt his exantiut.on,
arovieteda they me'.t t.h.ea camdlti..ras gov-.
rning the award. A p.-l cants for sobo'-.
On befo re the exnm~inationa for schotlar-.
14pgxamInation blhanke. fe
,hobla ehr are worth $"rO and fe
',iIteseIon will open 8. p
ein 6 'For furthber futourma
Ifd at M etaddde~AresIICPea-en. n
RE RIGHT!
Prices are right
Weights are right
Treatment is righ
I Do RIGHT
1g.your spring supplies. We have a nice
ient that will be here in a few lays), Sug,
Beans and in fact any kind of saleable pr<
for everything.
Hess Stock and Poultry Food, Louse K
owder,'you-should do so at once. The Si
box to the i oo pound sacks.
s with every package.
jr wire fencing. We are agents for the c
o:. per rod up. Any height and weight
:s and Good Goods." Come in and see u
. RIehE
t Cold That Clitt4
All aren't GOOD CLOTHES
1hat look good.
Doubtless you've found THIS
out by experience.
That sort of EXPERIENCE
will end if you buy
CLOTHING!
of us, "Made Right and at the
Right Price."
Tfake a little time when you
come -to Greenville and let us
show you some of the new
Spring Styles.
Strictly One Price. Every
thing 'marked in plain figures
and your money back if you
are not satisfied.
ith & Bristow
m Streets.
We Are Ready
'io furnish -you the very best- goods obt
In Millinery we carry a very large line
shapes and styles for Ladies, Misses and
an expert milliner who is exerting her be
our many satisfied customers.
Excverything for thi
excet Ses.Everything in ready-to-wes
Fine line Dry Goods, Dress Goods, I
IThe only exclusive Ladies Store in this
If you have never shopped in our store
Exceptio-mal inducements offered to the
Mrs. W. 0. W IL
Old DrunSor Bmm.,ng-.
t
lot of Ballard's Obe
Lt. Coffee,Lard, Salt,
)ducc. We will give
iller, Worm Powder,
ock F6o-I comes in
Mlebrated "Pittsburgh
you want.
S.
dY.e
Dr.
reenavillre, S. C.
ainabie in our line.
and the most varied
Children and employ
st efforts to please
o Ladies
~r goods for Ladies.
.ingerie and Notions.
County.
give us a trial.
trade.
LARD,
Liberty. R. C

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