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BY CL?NKSCAL?S"& LANGSTON. . ~. .' SANDERSON, S. C, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, im. VOLUME XXXX-NO. 36.
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OUR JANUARY SALE IS OVER,
But we still nave some excellent Bargains in
TO OFFER YOU
So if you haye a
Copyright i 9 04 by
Hart Schaffner ?s? Marx
This is the Store for you. All
Overcoats we have left we
will continue to sell at a dis?
count of 25 per cent until
they are all sold.
It will pay yon to bny one
of our Overcoats when -you
can get them, at this saving,
?ven if yon do" not wear it at
all this winter.
Buy one and save it for next
Von can't invest your mon
ey in anything that will pay
yon as well.
By the *eay, just want to tell you that our January
Sale was the most successful one we have ever known. Our
?aies mounted to a height never before reached in any'pre
THE SPOT CASH CLOTHIERS.
This Planter is a marvel of simplioity an effioinoy.
This Planter has all of the parts and merits of all of the
^the? style Gole Planters* and in addition has the best Fertil
iser Attachment ever put on the marked
It will distribute any kind of guano with perfect regu
larity, i? any quantities, from 25 to 1,000 pounds to ils0
j new. It dots not work up the guano into a slicXy mass,
but ?buts off and forces out continuously jast the quantity
needed. The point thai surprises and delights is the
smooth*, ur varying ^
may well be called a Universal Plantsr. It plants all the
I et8 pla c reps, (fertilizing them at the same operation, and
after the land Is prepared, either flat or in tidge, one trip
With' the Universal completes the planting of the crops in
the raost perfect manner. One hand and one male with
this Planter ?rill do better work and ag snuch of it ?s three j
hands, two mules and two machines of any other make. ^|
??? *Xh}s machine is a faxe piece of workmanship--the strongest, most
*4?rabie, and most ro?iab?? Bistribator on the market. The ejida works^ba4i?
l^j^g^^ Yob can cat off the g&fc&'i
i??tant?y and starj/it againl jiritliout ato mriU, Ths-wh???, ? Voit
rorace?afeys riiit ferne. The foed knives are carefully gauged to
The Farmers' Educational and
Ca-Operativa Union of America.
OONDUOTEO OY J. O. 8tribling.
Commufaatlons Intended for thin ;
department ahould be addreneod to '
J. O. Stribiiug, Pecdletcn, S. C.
That Cotton on Hand.
What aro tho farmers going to do
with the cottou ou band? Too largo
majority of tbe holders ore prepared
und determined to hold for 10 cents or
until tho next orop is sized up.
Ilntaa thero are a few who think
they, aro compelled either to sell or
place their cotton so as to bo able to
realize something approximating its
full value, wo arise to say tbnt never
before did the cotton grower face such
a floe condition and grand opportunity
to teat tbe merits of tbe long-talked of
co-operation or combination plans that
we nave alleged are making other
business combinations rich. Never
before waa there so much cotton un
sold in the farmers' hands as now, and
never before were tbe farmers more
determined to do the best thing for
their mutual benetit:
Dut:?-Where ia the best plan to get
all the cotton together? If we could
deviBe]8ome safe and practicable plan to
place all the cotton In each county in
This would be co-operation with a
vim; and the man that can devise a
safe plan npon which all the organized
and the unorganized fanners, white
and black, can pool tbeir cotton in
large county lota, we will have won
onr victory and our success and pros
purity will be sure. Where is the man
to hoist up the golden serpent, that
all farmers may look thereon and be
cured of that fateful disease, jealousy
and distrust, among each other, tbnt
has bo long obstructed the way to
mutual co-operation and prosperity
Can the farmers meet and success
fully combat with the organized body
of non-producing speculators?who
now price and control our products?
with open door conventions, where all
our plans and business are made
known to our enemieBt No business
man of experience would give ear to
anv snch plana for permanent busi
ness?they "tight as one that beateth
the air." Open door conventions are
good for forming publie sentiment
and have proved of benefit to. farmers
in temporarily holding their cotton oit*
But?at beBt these open door con
ventions are only the auxiliary or pri
mary plane of educating the people np
to the point where they can realize the
faot that in order to successfully meet
the onslaught of a combination of busi
ness forces, we muBt meet them with a
similar combination by creating a per
manent organisation of for?a and
business; power, within ourselves, to
attend to onr own business and affairs
in our own way. Now a large body of
the most intelligent business farmers
of Anderson County bava united upon
what they consider tbe beat, pun of a
business organisation and already
have 27 rural- farmera' unions and on?
central or county onion, constituting
beyond doubt the roost powerful-and
influential. organization that has ever
existed in this section, and if the far
mers who have not yet joined the
union? will show oh where onr plans
of organisation are not as good .as
their ideas, we will be more than pleoa
cd to uave thorn speak ont either in
onr columns in the newspapers or in
.The very name, Educational* and
Co-operative onion, of Onr organisa
tion implies that wo are united to edu
cate ourselves in the science and busi
ness cf our profession from any source.
The farmers who compos? this organi
sation have asserted by their notion
that they are not of that "Colia'e
ram" kind of men that know it all and
have a head of their own and intend to
continue to follow that ram's head
whether it loads him to green pastures
or starvation land?
But on the other hand these farm
ers are onited for tbeir mutual benefit
by educating each other and for co
operation in pricing and selling their,
products in large lots, and transacting
other business In their line. We have
written out our own constitution and
by-lawb to suit our ideas at present
and will amend or change them at any
time when necessity demands a change,
and lost here is where we very much
desire to have an outspoken opinion
from all sources, that we may make
our rules conform as nearly as poB
oihtG to the most safe and popular
We invite all farmers to corn? with
os and place their cotton and busi
ness with our onion, for we need you
in our business, and we think that
when you gee on'the ins?de otour
secret order that you will see that you
need our assistance as. badly as We
need yours. . ; C.i
Write to J. C. Stribling at Pehdie
ton for a copy of the constitution and
by-laws. / : I
On What Basis ^hontd e^ed Be Ex*
changed For Heal? . -X
Value Of cotton seed in fertiliser con
atuectS as computed with current
prices tor fertiliser, by Prof. Kilgore,
State Chemist. North Carolina, De
partment of Agriculture:
"Thirteen dollsrs and twenty-five
cents per ton for seed is about tho same
as twenty cento per bushel, and $13.80
correspocda to 18 3 cents per bushel.
"Ittherefore follows that the farmer
who soils cottonseed at twenty cents
per bushel ?and buys meal at $9? per
ton is getting exactly the same amount
of fertilising material in. the meal ?hat
, he carried to the millic tbe seed. ' In
i like manner 18? ^stspcr bnshel for
I seed corresponds M ?U. per ton for
j meal in fertilising value.
ins? ?a more in fertilizing vali
ebed.than. he goto back in the
5*^0?* at sixteen centaur
??OA^he?, tho difference is even greater
and no ferner can aftord to sell
y prices and boy ioaoal even
^Considerable qdn?titles of seed are
exchanged for meal at the oil mills;
Lw&t*te'.? of ?xchan go ^being usually
1^00 to 1,400 pounds of meal for a tv?
of seed. It has been se?n from Cm
above that one ton of cottonseed obn
taina$l2.f?0 worth of ammonia, py/os
phoric acid and potash on tho basis' of
what is paid for these three consti
tuents in acid phosphate at $14, kainit
at $12.50, and cottonseed meal at $24
per tou each.
"What quantity of meal will contain
thcBo constituents to the same value?
"One thousand and seventeen pounds
of 7J per cent ummonia.menl will con
tain and bo worth?
Ammonin, 70.3 pounds nt 12.8
Phosphoric acid, 28 pounds at
5 cents..... 1.10
Potash, 18.3 pounds at 5.4
Fertilizing value of 1,017 pounds
which is the same as the fertilizing
value of one tou of seed.
"Whatever the fanner gets above
this goes to nay him for the labor and
expense of hauling and handling tho
seed and meal in making the exennnge.
Thorn are itemB well worth considera
tion and enough meal above 1,017
pounds should be obtained in the ex
change to make it worth the while of
the farmer to make tho exchange.
"The oil mill man gets about forty
five gal Ion b of oil from a ton of seed,
which variea in price from 15 to 30
cento or more per gallon. It is unuBu
ally low thin season, At 15 cents tho
oil is worth $675. bnt it has no value
as a fertilizer. It would seem reason
able that the oil mill should give the
farmer a reasonable share of the value
of tbe oil in the eeed."
The practical farmer will bear in
mind that the foregoing problem has
been worked out in a Chemical labora
tory, and that the farmers who ga e
their experience as to the value o? cot
ton seed as a fertilizer'at the last Far
mers Institute at Anderson as being
worth nt least $10.00 per ton worked
out their problems in the field with
their farm tools. The mechanical ac
tion of the seed in holding the Boil
open and consequent capability of re
taining raoiBtnre where tbe concentra
ted fertilizer in case of drought might
fire crops more, would easily make a
difference of from $0.00 to $10.00 per
ton in favor of. cottou seed.
Honea Path, Feb. 14.?At' our last
meeting it wan resolved, that we bay
salt sacked in cotton cloth; also that
there ought to be an effort made to
have the cotton crop of 1005 wrapped
in cotton material.
W. P. Johnson, Secretary.
? The total loss from the recent
fire in Mobile is estimated at $400,
? It is proposed to spread the boll
weevil all over the South to reduoe
tho cotton crop.
? President Roosevelt will eall an
extra session of Congress, unless the
railroad bill is passed.
? Robert J. Lowry, of Atlanta,
has been endorsed for a plaoe in Pr?si
dent Roosevelt's cabinet.
? Qen. Lew Wallace, former min
ister of the United States to Turkey,
is dead at his Indiana home.
. -?A coal famine is imminent in
V*8 East on account of the difficulty
of moving coal duo to the weather.
? Jos. Studsiil, a wealthy bachelor,
was murdered by robbers at Milan,
Ga. The robbers then ransaoked his
<? The Senate is against, Presi
dent Roosevelt on his proposal to
re-organize the Panama canal. com
? Midshipman Arrowcod, of North
Carolina, has been j arrested in New
York and will probably be tried for
? Shooting ooQurred in Jackson
ville court room in which one woman
is dead and ai woman and a man .seri
?- At the funeral of Amos 8haner,
who died last week near Cedarville,
Pa., aged 94, all the pallbearers were
past 70 years of age.
.? '? A negro charged with criminally
assaulting Mrs. Paul Riffany, at
Smith ville, Tex,, was caught and
shot to pieces by a mob.
? Mrs. Edward A, Carter, of Way
nesboro, Ga., was ao severely burned
by her olothiog catching fire from a
grate that che died shortly after
? A diamond weighing 334 carats
has been discovered near Johannes
burg, South Africa, near where the
large diamond was discovered a short
time ago. .
< Mr. R'. i*. A. Clark, aged 84 and
said to bo "tho oldest drummer in
the world," died in Atlanta recently.
He was a commercial traveler for over
sixty years. :
. ? Tho houBc oommitteo on military
affairs has recommended that confed
erate b.iCtle v??gB be returned to the re
spective Statos from whose commands
they were taken.
? Thousands" o? ducks were drown
ed in the bays and creeks in Curri
tu-k County, N. C. They would dive
for food and riao up against ioe and
could not get out.
;^.^Bdw?rd'L?'''Harper, of Bristol,
Va., who was recently adjudged a
bankrupt, is . being examined by 'the
lawyers who belief ehe is in posses
?ion of millions of dollars.
-r President Gastro/ of Venezula,
has ordered the courts to dispossess
the American asphalt Company cf its
property in that enquiry* Interna
tional trouble is ezpeeted. .
; -r-There is a move on foot among
the Master Masons of Indian Terri
tory to provide a monument fund for
Mrs. Eliza Alberty a Cherokee wide*
of a Master Mason. It is said this
woman has cased for and reared 21 or
phan children. Judge Henry 51. Fur<
man, of Ardmore, one of the most
prominent Masons in the Xeiritory, in
an address recently eulogized thie
woinan by Saying:* "Brethren, while
; we ^ have been professing Masonry
this woman has boon living Mason
? Iiishop Ellison Capors has gone
to Florida to recuperate.
? Tho lein law has been fought
three times in tho Legislature et this
? A two year-old child of C. E.
Graddiek was burned to death at Dar
? A little white boy was accident
ally shot und killed near Manning
? The negro Davis! was sentenced
j to 10 years for shooting at ladies on
the streets of Columbia.
? A hridgo foreman and a negro
wero badly hurt in a railroad accident
near Gaff uoy Wednesday.
? Ed Mack, colored, has been con
victed of murder at Manning aud sen
tenced to hang March 31.
? Smallpox is said to bo prevalent
in Greenville and oompulsory vacci
nation io being considered.
? Marion Parr, who was convicted
in Columbia of murder, has been sen
tenced to be hanged April 14.
? There aro thirty-four casos of
smallpox in the pest bouse in Colum
bia and fourteen oases in isolated resi
? Sheriff Douglas, of Choster?eld
County, who had juBt entered upon
his fifth term, died at Cheraw on
Thursday, aged sixty years.
? A negro child was found frozen
to death near Piokcna. The mother
hoo been arrested, charged with throw
ing tbe child out to dio intentionally.
? J. W. Farmer at Florence has
been fined $5 for refusal to be vac
cinated. Ho will bo fined $5 for
each day that be romuins unvaooi
? A fire at Walterboro destroyed
the law offices of W. J. Fiahburn,
W. B. Bennett and 0. G. Hender
son. The loss is said to be . about
? A three-year-old child of Mrs.
Laura Johnson in Piokens was burn
ed to death while the mother was
drawing a bucket of. water at a well
in the yard.'
? The sohool ohildren of MoCalls
have started a movement to raise
funds to erect a monument to the
memory of Emily Geiger, tbe Revo
lutionary heroine. '
? Gov. Heyward has invited Mr.
John Hay, former s core tar y of Presi
dent McKinloy'o oabinet, to attend
tho Southern Educational conference
to be at Columbia in April.
? A negro boy stole a mule and
buggy whioh had been left Btanding
on a street in Suinter. He was pur
sued and team oaptured after the
mule had been driven nearly to death.
?? The body of F. G. Trefser, who
disappeared from Union several daya
ago, has been found in Fair Forest
Creek. He had been shot, but
whether by himself or another is not
? Hon. William Henry Parket
died at the home of his son, Lewie
Parker, is Grconriiie, on tbe 7th inst,
The remains were carried to Abbe*
ville court house, his former home,
? Maj. Mioah Jenkins, the Inter
nal Revenue Collector of this State, if
one of the thirty Rough Riders, who
are to aot as a body guavd to Presi
dent Roosevelt at the inaugural cere
monies in Washington.
? D.H. Magill formerly a mem
ber of the Legislature from Green
wood will be a candidate for solioitoi
of the new eighth judicial oirouit,
composed of the oounties of Green
wood. Newberry, Laurens, Abbeville
,? Henry Groen, o colored prisonei
in the Oconee jail, has found a num
ber . of fine saws in- his cell. It ii
thought the saws belonged to a whit<
prisoner who oooupied the cell some
time ago. Green turned them ovci
to the sheriff.
? A house to house canvass ii
being made in Edgefield County bj
townships,, each farmer white ant
blaok being asked- to sign a pledg<
that he or she will reduce eottot
acreage and the use of fertilizers 21
-per cent each.
? All corporations doing business
for a profit in this State are requirec
j to make returns to the Comptrollei
General for the new franchise tax
whioh goes in ta effejt this year
Forms will be f urnished upon appli
nation to tho Comptroller General.
? E. L. Tuten, described as "i
prominent white farmer," was con
vieted in Hampton * few.days ago ol
obtaining property under false pre
tenses and was sentenced to one yeai
on the chaiogang and a fine of $100
He appealed to the supreme court.
? In a freight wrook near Easlej
at midnight on Monday night, 13tf
inst., Brake m an Gilbert, of Atlanta
and fireman Rico, of Spencer, N. C.
; were killed. It was one of the mos
serious freight wrecks the Southen
railway has had for many years on th<
Atlanta and Charlotte division. -
? A little boy, 7 years old, aool
dentally shot and killed himself nea
PJowden's mill, Clarendon County, oi
Tuesday, 14th inst. A, family o
whito people named Thomas live ii
the section stated, and an older sor
had a loaded gnu ready to go hunting
bu t leaned the gun against the h?usi
a,itil ha could attend to some othe
. matter. As he did .so h? oautionee
his Uvtfe brother not to touoh the gun
?- but itc a moment after he left the llttfc
fellow- went to tho gun and in sonn
unknown way tho firearm was dis
ohargod. The full charge enters
the little boy's side aud inflicted i
mortal wounrt, death occurring in i
To See the Prettiest and
Most Complete Line of?
Ever shown in Anderson, at Prices
that DEFY COMPETITION, come to
A r#h A A irih A iai A ft ?AAi A
The Racket Store.
Our Buyer has just returned from the Northern markets,
and values in Goods are arriving daily that prove to the
moot fastidious dressers the result of careful selections.
See our Stock of the Celebrated?
StrouBe & Bros. High Art
FALL AND WINTER
Which will interest those who wish to dress well and SAVE
A new and complete line of?
Men's, Women's and Children's, at prices uaequaUed else*
We extend to all a cordial invitation to visit our Stores?
inspeot our Goods, and;be convinced that what we say is true*
Suocessorgto Horn-Bass Co.?
110,116,1201 East Benson St., ... . Anderson, 8. G
A WORD TO
We are selling Home-made Fertilizers made by the?
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE & OIL CO.
Goods that are fait becoming famous.
Testimonials from some of the largest and most success*
fui cotton growers in this State say "There's none better."
Below are some of our popular brands :
Anderson Truck Fertiliser.
Anderson Speoial Fertiliser.
Standard Blood Guano.
Anderson Blood and Bone Guano....
Petrified Bono Guano.
Anderson Soluble Guano..;..
Anderson XXXX Potash Bone.
Anderson XXX. Potash Bone. .....
Anderson XX Potash Bone.
Anderson Potash Bone.
Anderson Special Dissolved Bone...
Anderson High Grade Dissolved Bone
Anderson Dissolved Bone.
Anderson Kainit (K 20).
We are prepared to furnish you all the? h
COTTON SEED MEAL
Ton . may need. Mr. SAM MOORE is in our employ, and
takes special pleasure in talking "Fertilizers." Yon will find
him on the Public Square or in our Store.
MR. FARMER : Oar advice is to reduce the aoreage, but
.think before you cut dowa your Fertilizer bill. See us be?*
fore yon buy. We will make prtas and terms satisfactory, <
Tours truly, \^