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The Sontinol-Journal ompanp
TFOIPSON & RICo EENoPR.
J. I. 0. THOMPSON, EDITOR.
Subecription $1.00 Per Annum.
Advertising Rates Reasonable.
Xntered at Pickens Fstofiee an Second Clas
PICEENS, S. 0. 2
THURSDAY, SEFrEMBER 24, 1908.
The giant bees of India build
combs 18 feet high.
One-seventh of the foreign
commerce of Great Britain pass
es through the Suez Canal.
Two aunts of James S. Sher
man, Taft's running mate, spell
their name "Shearman."
Bread, cheese and beer was
the supper given to a 3-months
old baby, it was stated, in a
case in a London police court.
In Jamaica tuberculosis dis
ease is extremely uncommon
among the whites. When it
occurs in negroes, they quickly
succumb to it.
In raising Mr. Astor to the
British peerage, will he become
Lord Jackastor? - [Darlington
It is said that the use of au
oil or gas engine on the farm re
sults in a saving of from 20 to
50 per cent. as compared with
Ohleago has a novel organiza
tion in the Bartenders' and Sa'
loonkeepers'Total Abstinence so
ciety, which is now said to have
An employee of a matrimonial
bureau in Chicago testified on
the stand that only ten photo
graphs of men and women out
of 10,000 are of sufficieit merit
The light of day has not been
shed on the original draft of the
Declaration of Tndependence in
five years, and there is no like
lihood of its being placed on
view until 1928.
A young Hungarian baron is
said to have spent $500,000 in
the last two years. Doubtless
he is seeking to qualify himself
for the next American-heiress
Gen. Langlois, an officer of
the French army, has aroused
much uneasiness among his
countrymen by asserting that
th morale and discipline of the
analarming state of degener
Teproductilon of turpentine
adrosin developed rapidly in
NniTal forest diiinin the
United Provinces of India dur
ing 1006-07. Teprofits for the
year amounted to $11,333. The
government having put the in
dustry on a paying basis, the
enterprise will be turned over to
individuals. The tapping of
trees, however, will be retained
under government control.
Papa was about to apply the
strap. "Father," said Willie,
firmly, "unless that instru~ment
has been properly sterillmd4 I dea
sire to protest." Tis gnede th
old man pause "MoreowedY
conltinued Willie, "the.
It buil.u a g
Itecontains Codi LIne
prepard that it iseafY
ALL DRU0IST S
met at Fort Worth, Texas, on
the 1st inst., and was in session
four days. The attendance was
large, all the cotton-growing
states being well represented by
The unanimous consent of the
delegates was to keep the mini
mum price a secret within the
A national cotton committee
was formed, with a delegate
from each state, for the purpose
of handling cotton.
President Barrett will call a
meeting the first of January, as
by that time we will know the
true condition of the crop.
As to the condition of the
growing crop: Every cotton
produccing state was represent
ed, and we had the opportunity
of getting a true report as to the
condition of the growing crop.
Not a sinkle state repdrted any
thing like an average crop.
Some reported 40 per cent. off,
some 30 per cent., some 20 per
cent., some 15 per cent.
It will be impossible for us to
make an accurate report at this
time. To begin with, we had
floods and wet weather up to
the 1st of July, then hot, dry
weather. Rust and blight and
a dozen other pests we had
never heard of before.
East of the Mississippi river
you hear that Texas and Lou
isiana are going to make a pum
per crop. When you get west
of the Mississippi they tell you
that Mississippi, Alabama and
Georgia are going to make
bumper crops. When you in
vestLgnte It you find it is false.
Ini the last three weeks I have
been in seven of the leading cot
ton belt states, and in no place
did I find anything like an aver
age crop. From the time .I left
home until I reached the "Lone
Star" state I did not see a sin
gle field of cotton that did not
have blight, either rust or black
rot, and was poorly fruited.
Farmers, all you have to do
now is to just sit steady in the
boat and not put a bale of. cot
ton on the market unless the
price gets right. Re~member, It
all depends on you as to what it
brings. We cannot. blame the
other fellow for getting it as
low as he can. There are plenty
of good warehouses, and advise
warebousing It and borrowing
-rmoney on your receipt to satisfy
As cotton is the great money
> crop of the South, Iwant to
; urge our biankers, merchants
an4 other moneyed men of. the
South to help the weak fatners
to kold their cotton until the
price gets abovethe ost et pro
duction, so the freyer may
have a proftt left~t hklWto have
piZoney to spend weijitther busi
he f~rme ik'Osperous
ja l terbusinears is ~prosperous,
hd*E4e Is n*dl other busi
tap ft mig n a netveleasi
Willie sloped. T
The election in Maine for got
ernor on the 14th is very en'otir
aging t6 the Democrats, the .o
publican majority being dut
down to below 10,000. In 1904
the Republicans had a majority
of about 24,000, and this year
their majority is smaller than it
has been in 25 years. The Dem
ocrate gain 32 per cent. over
their vote of 1904 and the Re
publicans lose 4 per cent. This
Maine election is one of the
most encouraging signs of the
times and is a straw which
shows which way the wind
blows. As the campaign pro
gresses we feel more and more
encouraged that Bryan will be
the next president of the United
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Pickens County Union Column
J. T. BOGGS, REV. W. C. SBABORif and
JOEL MILLEI1, Committee in Charge.
PRES'T HARRIS' ADDRESS.
To Cotton Producers:-The
great money-producing crop of
the South-cotton-is now being
harvested. The farmers -should
investigate conditions and use
good judgment in selling this
great money crop of the South.
By so doing 'many million dol-.
lars will be added to her wealth.
First, we will look into condi
tions. The supply of cotton is
less to-day than it has been in
twenty-five years. The mer
chants' shelves are scant of
goods. The population of <he
worlId is increasing every day,
and they have to be clothed.
Again, the output of manufac
tured goods have greatly de
creased this year from the fact
that the 1907 crop was 4,000,000
bales short. This shortage will
have to be made good, as the
world needs the goods. As to
the condition of the 1908 crop:
We have heard nothing for the
last eight weeks but a bumper
crop. Who is it that circulates
these reports? I see in Europe,
3,000 miles away, statisticians~
are freely predicting a crop of
American cotton this year of
16,000,000 bales, while many of
the knowing ones on this sIde
are sending out literature fore
casting the crop at 14,00,000
The South is now being flood
ed with circulars of bear dope
by speculators and manipulatori
who are trying to sell the mar
ket down under the influence of
these bearish arguments.
The wholesale jobbers in th4
cotton trade are demanding con
cessions from the manufacturej
in the price of goods, while the
spinner is holding back as long
as possible in order to be able t<
lay inL his supply as low as
Never before have so man3
interests combined to hanma
down the price of spot cotton
There never was a time wher
the growers will be called po
to limit the full exercise ofte
strength in resia jpg the e~
to depress prices as at the aq
Th.ere .N~~ ~a f.U
and so PI.
a ae ayto digest
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of production to the grower.
How is the grower of cotton
to become able to maintain a1
profitable price? First, he must:
diversify his .crops, and now is 1
the time to begin for another 1
year. Bow oats, wheat, crim
son clover, vetch, rye and bar
ley. You will* need it next
spring to feed your stock. In
stead of .huying, raise your
horses, mules, cows, hogs and
Quit buying hay to kill grass,
to raise more cotton, to buy 4
more hay with. Make home
self-supporting and self-sustain
Ing, and prosperity is yours.
B. HAmis. I
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Wyati Aiken Helps the Cause
Hon. Wyatt Aiken-some time
sgo sent $50 to the national cam
paign committee and $25 to the
ongressional campaign com
nittee. Besides this he has con
ributed $27 in smaller contribu
ionS As "cash" when the hat
was handed around in various,
parts of the district, making in
About two weeks ago Mr.
&iken received a letter from the
;peakers' bureau of the cam
Waign committee, asking him to.
id. in the campaigning in the
loubtful states. These letters
tre sent to all Demociatic sen
Ltors and representatives, bui
Kr. Aiken believes from whai
ie has heard that a Souther.
nan, no matter how fine a
peaker he may be, does the
bause little or no good speaking
0 Northern audiences.
Chairman Lloyd has written
Ar. Aiken to go to Washington
md assist the Democratic head
luarters, and -he may go liter.
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Notloe to the Pubhoc.
Mv son, Norman Johnson. colored, left
ray Lsome, Sunday Sept. 18tha, of his own
record and I forbid anyone hiring or
iarboringhim. He is abotit 14 years of
age, br~h i omplexion, round face, well
grw i gweig-ti5 to 180 lb.
Any i~nformation' of his whereabouts
will lpe greatly appreciated.
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Westminster, 15. 0.
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