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Pickens County Union Column
J. T. 15000S. REV. W. C. SEABORN and
JOEL MILL ER, Committee Iri Charge.
It is very nice anld pleasant
for us farmers and laborers to
listen to meii that can make a
speech-telliig iA how to work
1nl manage to get everything
that we need to have--better
schools, better homes, better
roa(ds and better conveniences
Now, I want to say, in the
name of heaven how are we to
get and to have these things
with the prices that are fixed
by the other fellow on what we
.make to sell to get the different
Yes. we make the corn, oats,
potatoes, wheat, cotton, and
many other things that the
business world has got to have,
in order to get along in this
world, and yet, every other busi
ness is to-day fixing the price
on the farmer for everything
lie buys or sells: and a great
nmny of those that are doing
this fixing of prices think the
farmer ought not to fix any
price on whatl he malckes at all.
This same ambition is what
causes many to wvant to keep
the negro in slavery, because
they could work him for profit.
That i , the ambition to-day that
we farmers have got to contend
It has been argued to us farm
(rs that supply and demand
lixed prices. Is that so? Why
is it then that the cotton crop
(of 1907 is 4,000,000 bales short,
afld is still going down in price,
when the articles made from
cotton are so highe
Now%. brother farmer, when
you buy an article manufac
tiured from cotton, weigh it,
make a calculation what it cost
you p:r pound, then you will
see why wealth is accumulating
amiong the few at the expense
of the nmany.
Thlese same mien andl influ
ences that are fixing prices be0
low p)roductionl to-day are the
same influences that brought on
tile war between the s' ates that
caiused so miuch bloodshed and
(destruction. They called it
states rights that the Confeder
acy stcod for, when to simmer
it down to its last analysis it
was state slavery that they
wanted to maintain.
These Wall street p'ace-fixers
that are fixing the prices on
money, cotton, corn, wheat,
and every other comlmodlity,
with their sympathizers, (I am
sorry to say right,. here in our
Southland), are the san- e kind
- .f fellows that Jesus Christ met
:with in the temple when he
turned over their money tables.
.- And then was it not the same
ambition that betrayed the Lord
for thirty pieces of silver? And
:say, brother, was not this the
seame ambition that had the
Lord Jesus nailed to the cross?
Now, brothler farmer, this is
~the reason I am writinlg this
._ letter to the paper, that it may
-make you more loyal to the
Farmers' Union, and if you
don't belong to such a union,
como right along anld join.
Help us to drive these price
fixers from the land like Gideon
did of old. The speculator has
iavaded our land and is trying
to crucify labor on a cross of
In council there is wisdom,
In union there is strength,
And by co-operation -
We will succeed at length:
With bold, unlited efforts
We're sure to win the (ay
WVThen union will jiaN e triuniph'd
. And farming made to pay.
Now, this is our condition.
Tho' shameful tale to tell
The speculator prices
The things we have to sell;
And )vhen we want to purchase
Our Durchla ses come high,
For speculation prices
The th'in.s we have to buy.
The future will be better
If we united stand,
And each shall help the others
PJFor this our noble band;
Trusts hav form'd against us,
And speculation's rife,
But right at last shall triumph
And bring us nobler life.
JOEL H. MILLER.
THE VALUE OF THE COW.
The value of any property is deter
bined by the rate of interest it will
pay on the investment, and the same
is true of a cow. The owner should
know just how much her feed costs
for the year. Then figure a reason
able amount as a sinking fund with
which to replace her when she is worn
out. Statistics show that ten years
is about the average length of time
that a cow is useful. Next, there
should be something figured for the
care of the cow. Estimating a year's
feed at $30; sinking fund, $3, which
would be ample since the old carcass
should bring a little, and $12 for the
cow's care, would make a total of $45
per year. The owner will never get
full pay if the cow gives him less
than 150 pounds of butter fat. In or
der to come out just even, then she
must give that amount of butter fat,
for which must be received 20 cents
per pound, and as the writer above
mentioned suggests, the owner must
have 4000 pounds of. hand-separated
milk at 25 cents per hundred pound.
Besides this there must be a calf
worth $5 when dropped. If it takes
the calf, skim milk and 150 pounds of
butter fat to pay the bills, the cow
which gives 200 pound3 of butter fat
is paying a profit of $11. The cow
that can add another 100 pounds of
butter fat is paying $22 more in but
ter fat and skim milk, or $33 more
tMan the cow giving 150 pounds of
butter fat and just paying her board
bill. Add another 100 pounds of but
ter fat to her record (400 pounds of
butter fat is not a hard record to'
reach), and there is to her credit $35
net profit, or an income of an even
$100 per year.
THE FREE SEED FAKE.
The following from the Denison
(Texas) Herald is worth reading. The
use to which the seed distribution has
come is a shame. Congressmen un
dertake to use this privilege for per
sonal advantages, for politicail advan
tage and occasionally there i-s a per
son mislead in this~ way. If the. gov.
ernmient is to spend thousands of dol.
lars for seed and the distribution ot
them, it should not be done through
the Congressmen. Undoubtedly the
practice is a bad one, but one which
few members of Congress are to give
up. Read what the IHerald says:
"The mails recently have been heavily
laden with garden seeds and the d(efl.
cit in the postal department is thus
added to. The intent of t1s seed dis
tribution was undoubtedly good, but
it has reached proportions and 1s
handled in such a manner that it is
very hard indeed to see where the
people who have to foot the bill de
rive any benefit from it."
There are so many things connected
with farming that must be done look
ing to the future that no one should
engage in the business unfess he ex
pects to stay with it. Lands require
siome time to bring them to a proper
condition for producing the sort of
crops desired, trees require years to
reach a profit-making point, animals
Amust be bred up to the style desired,
pastures must be almost literally
hewn out of the wild, and so on with:
the thousand and one things that go'
to make usp the different interests of
Naturally she turned to her husband
"Why are so many of the police
mentioned as plain clothes men?"' shse
"I suppose," he answered, "that
they're like the rest of us. It takes
all their pay to keep their wives fromu
being plain etothge wome."-Phie
Intoxicated geese are' apt to be
plucked. That Is what happened to a
Wisconsin flock that ate whisky.
soaked peas. It's the same way with
A first class line of jewelry in
the Thornley Building, next
to Craig Bros. store.
Will handle a nice line of Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry. Silverware and Optical
Our repiir department is under a ca
pable and competent workman. and all
work entri sted to us will receive our
prompt and careful attention.
Your patronage will be appreciated.
J. 0. Brock
Will also handle good line of musical
instruments, such as violins. guitars,
mandolins and banjos. and stinugs for
New Table Rock Hotel
On Table Rock,
3outh Carolina's own mountain.
Fishing and Hunting.
New Hotel. New Furniture.
Terms: One Dollar a Day;
Six Dollars a Week;
by the month and for
Hacks from Pickens (railroad)
Mondays, Wednesdays and
E. F. KEITH, Proprietor,
Pickens, S. C., R. F. D. No. 4.
Wofford College Fitting School
Spartanburg, S. C.
High Grade Preparatory School
Well equipped plant. T wo large dor
ruitories an ! one recitatior building, all
brick. Limited school: small classes;
Dharges re.isonable. Session begins Sept.
10. For catalogue address
A. M. DuPRE, Headmaster,
Spartanburg, S. C.
IENRY NELSON SNYDER, A, M., Litt. D.,
Nine Departments; Library and Libra
riar.; Cymnasium under competent dr
rector; Athlemic Gr->unds. Next Sessian
begina Sept 10. For catalogue addrets
J. A. GAMEWELL, Secy.
Spartanburg, s. C.
The undersigned hereby give
notice that they will be at the
following places on the days
named, for the purpose of regis
tering all qualified voters not
Easley, Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Liberty, Wednesday. Sept. 2.
Central, Thursday, Sept. 3.
Mile Creek, Friday, Sept. 4.
Antioch, Saturday, Sept. 5.
Pickens, Monday, Sept. 7.
Punmpkintown, Tuesday, 8.
Hogsed's store, Wednesday 9.
J. E. FOsTER,
'2w A. CANNON,
J. S. H. Pm~es,
Bd. of Registration Pickens Co.
pesv, tw ll notbeifyo bu J
Ih Yoeree.e r
If the quality, of our jewelry was as
low as the price it would be pretty poor
stuff. But it isnr't. So you can flix up
that heart trouble by spending a little
money here for jew- iry that any one
would be glad to receive and proud to
Essley. B. 0.
dnoruncemeiis Of candidates will be run nit
s hi advuntil the primary election for $5
casl It, advance.
extra, aoing to puffs" will be charged for
the amount of strain on the edito' ccup. ait
No writeup for less than e5.tor's conseec.
For U1. S. Selnate
I beg to ouce i e
United state,. Senat, In th1Yaprodiacifor l~e
erticl p~rlitry. and( I rs~~fl~ oii h
suIport of the Democratic voters of this state
it. U. RliK'ETT.
For Molleitor loth lreuit
I am a candidate for the ofilee of Solicitor of
the 10th Judicial Circuit of South Caroliia,
subject to the rules of the )cllocrati, party. I
have served in court continuously for several
years as court stenographer after completing
my law course and I am fauiliar with tthe work
Ings of the cour ts. 'M. C LONG.
I hereby anuonuce myself a candidate for the
oflice of Solicitor of the Tenth Circuit. and
pledge myself to abide the result of the primary
election, and to support the nominees of the
Democratic )arty in said ,rimary.
i'iCo'TOt A. HiONIIAM.
I hereby announce myself as a condidate for
Solicitor of the 10th Judicial Circuit, subject to
the Democratic Primary election.
A. ii. DAGNALL.
Subject to the Democratic primary eleetion.
I am a candidate for Solicitor of Tenth Judicial
Mrcuit. J.J. MCSWAIN
For House of telpresentatives
Reposingconfidence in his ability as we do.
we, the many friends of W. G. M A U LI)N, here
by respectfully announce him a candidate for
the House of lepresentatives frorn Pickens
county, subject to the rules of the-Democratic
primary election. VOTERS.
The friends of J. ASHMORE IIINTON, re
%pectfully announce him as a candidate for re
slection to the House of Reprementatives, sub
lect to the action of the voters in the Demo
iratic primary election.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for re
election to the office of Sheriff, subject to the
action of the voters ir. the Democratic primary
election. .1. C. JREN NGS.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the oflice of SheritY of i'ickens County, subject
to the action of the Democratic printay.
It. R. ROARK.
For Couity Conamisioner
I hereby announce myse.f a candidate for the
filice of Cnunty Comnissioner, su!-ject to the
tetion of the voters in the primary election.
A JEi"FF WVELI30tN.
The miany friends of NOAIt 11. M 1OORE here
by announce himt a candidate for re-election to
the office of County Commissioner, subject to
the action of the voters in the Democratic pri
mary electioi. lie has served the county for
two veis to the best of his ability and wi I do
Ven better in the future.
SCHEDULE C. & W. 0. RY.
Between Greenville and Charleston.
EasL y tst
No. 58 b STATIONS No. 52
Daily | Dairy
V AIt. P A
;!2 20 Lv... .Greenville....Ar 4 00
1 45 Ar.....Laurens... Lv 2 32
2 12 Lv.....Laurens.... Ar 2 12
2 32 "......Clinton....." 1 r10
3 20 ".....Newberry.... 12 56
3 341 ".....Prosperity.... " 12 40
4 15' Ar.....Columbia ....Lv 11 15
5 0: Lv.... Columbia....Ar 11 05
6 3 \r..... Sumter.....Lv 9 83
9 52 -' .....Charleston... ." 6 10
L M AM
No. 86-Daily, except Sunday, leaves
3reenville 4:30 p mI ana arrives at Lau
rens 0:25 p mn. St ps at all stations.
No. 87-Daily, except Sunday, leaves
Laurons 8:10 a mn and arrivesi at Green
ville 10 20 a nt. Stops at all atations.
ERNEST WILLIAMS, Glen. Pass. Agt.
U. A. BR A ND, Traffic Manager,
TIME IS fIONEY
This is just as true in regarct to Sewving
Machints as anything else.
By using Long Shulttle Machines. no
matter how well made, yout are actually
throwing away three hours out of every
TH E STANDARD ROTAUY SHUTTLE
Will make 350 a' itchea in the same time
Long Shuttle Machines make only 200.
The Standard Rotary Principle is moat
scientifically correct. which fact has
been proven by 25 years of successful
use in all parts of the worl and by our
competitors continuously trying to copy
it without stuccess. THlE STAND ARb
(GRAND ROTARY, THE WORLD'S
BEST -SEWING MACtlNE, is two
machines8 In one--Lock and Chain Stitch
-Ball Bearing Stand-Straight Auto
matic Lift. Do not fall, to investigate
ihe merits of the Fastest, Most Silent,
Easi. at Running andi the mt-st durable
Bewing Maclime mnade. THE ST'AND-.
ARD ROTARY. "A demonstration Is
t, revelation." Write fur pric*s and
Erisy Payment Plan. Guaranteed Sew
lng Machines $12.00 up.
'rho Standard Sewing Machine Co.,
58 8. Broad St., Atlanta, Ga.
We Will sell you 20 yards of
good Chambree for $i oo.
20 yards of a good quality
of Apron and Bonnett Ging
hams for $r.oo.
A nice Dress Shoe for a
lady, worth $r.50, for $1.25.
We will sell the remainder
of our low cut shoes at a dis
count of 25 per cent.
We will sell you a nice fig.
ured Lawn worth i oc, at 8c yd.
Good Pants for men and
boys, going at a sacrifice.
Pants worth $1.50, going at
$1.25, and boys pants as low
as 25c a pair.
Come and see our goods
before you buy.
Don't forget to bring us
your chickens and eggs.
Bring us your remnant of
cotton seed, we will pay 75C
per hundred pounds for them '
and want 5ooooo pounds at
once if we can get them.
Yours for business,
J. H. Brown & Son
LIBERTY, S. C.
Small Farm for Sale
Do you Need Such a
I sold the other one, but here
is a better one:
53 acres, 3 miles from Liberty,
4i miles from Pickens; 35 acres
in high state of cultivation, bal
ance in heavy oak timber; two
small houses, necessary out
buildings; on rural route and
has fine water and good pasture.
Am offered $2,200 -for this,
but must have $2,500. I refused
1$225 standing rent for the place
this year, preferring part of the
crop. Are you going to let the
other fellow get ahead of you
H. M. HESTER, Pickens, S. C. j
J J McSWAIN
Greenville, 5. C.
M. C. LONG,
Over PostoffceAnderson, S. C.
Prictice In all Courts Jn Sountil Carolina
J. .' G AR E Y, JR.
Pickens, 8. C.
Practice inI all Courts.
J. 1L VALLEY,
Physician and Surgeon.
Offce Hours 10 toli2---2 to4
For 80 days, or until the let da of
September, 1908, at 12 M., bids wil be )'y
received for the stock of goiods of the
late J. E. Browvn at Central, S. C. Said
b tck consista of a general line of mer
chanisee and invoices about $1,500.'
This stock of goods can be seen any
time by applying to the Executors.
A t the same time bids will be received
for two vacant lots in the town of Cen.
tral. These are ni - building lots.
For further ina'mation call on or
'apply to E. H. BROWN, Executor,
Central, 8. 0. t.a*