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' HOW TO SBLL COTTON.
Farmers In Lee County Made Money b;
Mr. E. D. Smith, of Lee Couwty
gives the following plan in the Coc
ton Plant for an organization of th,
farmers for the handling and sellinj
,of their cotton :
You gave some notice of my plai
to control the sale and price of cot
ton in a recent issue of your paper
Su interested am I yet Aas so fearfu
that my plan would not work tha
before I said anything about it go
some farmers together to prove it
This proof of it I now wish to giv
along with the plan. All attempt
to organize the farmers have proven
futile, and I think one reason i
that there was no money for th
farmers inl ally of, thiem. Tile heCs
sticking plaster in the worl iti
dollar. as it will stick a beautit
woman to a miseranole old "clis' o
a man. It will stick the Iarmuer,
together, and it is the best sign
passwoid and pledge on God's e.,th
and is the basis, the spring and in
spiation of all effort, both individ
nal and corporate.
Therefore, if iny plan make,
money for the farmers they wil
stick. It is as follows: In place o
each farmer carryiug his cotton t<
his local market and selling it t<
the local storekeeper or exper
agent, let all i- a neighborhoo<
combine themselves into an organi
zation and pledge themselves t<
sell only through their agent
Every man who handles our cottoi
niakes something out of it, and thi
greater number who handle it tho
less there is in it for the ian vhit
sell.s it. Therefore, my plan is t<
eliminmate as inany of these iliddlc
men as possible and bring the far
iner as near as possible to those wh<
are the last to handle it.
At Lynchburg, Sumter County
where I live and where I tried m,
plan, we were able to get from one
eighth to one-fourth cent per poun<
more than surrounding market
were giving. Our pledge was a
follows: "We, the undersigned
pledge ourselves to sell our cottoi
through our agent.'' We then con
tributed enough to enable ou
;,gent to take the New York repor
and use the telegraph. Fiftee;
n1'inutes froml the time I wo 11 t ,I
the cotton plufrm wi e were able ti
get 3X of a c nt per ponid I mw
than was (,i1Y d I.; by the nv1
I t wil b le ' I lotv tlhis n:,
our agent's business' is to get all ii
C:mi for ou' (cil n wh '\ ile it is thn
Geail hn\ er s htsnes to gt it ii
as I ittl ac s iossibleui. Our agenit e.
commn li cate with aniy exp)orter
ando having cotton in lots can comn
inumd the best prices. Anothie
great advantage is that the farme
who has but one bale gets as muel
as the nmn who has one hundred
I acted as their agent this year a
L.ynchb)urg and each clay thie- far
mners would bring fromi ho to 40 o
roo bales. By careful weighing atu
grading I sootn built up a reputatiox
for fair leading, and handling th<
co".~on in: such lots got better price:
than any market in that part of the
country. The farmers gave me .,
cenits per h)ale as a cominissioni, am
according to the prices which lpre
v'alled at thle ma rkets julst five mile:I
aw\ay on thbe sa me rail road and neat
er the seaporit whereo our Cotton wo
shipe t 1211hey madle fronm $u .50~ to 8;
peri htie byite operation.
Sio umtehi for the local plani. Now
I wami every shipping lpoinit ini thi:
State to hiiv its~ fariiers' seAlint
ngent. WVhat is the use for us it
alow otheri min to make fiomi g.
to $2 per hale on ouri cottoni, whe!
bya little elort atnd conmcert o
act ion we can) save it l? We tuak<
ini Sothl Carolinta about 80o,oot
bales of cotton annually. By sav
iiig $i p)er bale would make $800,
ooo, which would enable us to pu
a man in every seaport town within
reach ->f this State. This would en
able our local agents to have a cor
respondent at the water front who
could deal directly with the ex
porters and handle the cotton from
as many points as was most con
venient. The seaport agent could
be on the ground to see that we
were protected in weights and
grades. This last is one item where
we are "dug ip." Our cotton is
graded1 by those who wish to make
t uoney out of it, and, of course, it
t is graded as many points ol fa- con
sciences and circunistamces allow
theill to 6o.
Now, Mr. 11"ditor. I want to ht:ar
from as m aay farers "s posible as
S0011 Ns p1sSihic, so that, il* ti:y ap
Iir IIve tuy plan. ',e Illamy 0 2 ai
other Seas5on. The iire po-in
0 n-rAce.s COnlid he !i,I. h
St hese I will reserIve for a ':I y I
tc.r. I wait to disetsC . I, hi:) y.
, t1 t i,n 0: 1r1iato with tu \
ith uli nite itails as to i 1u
the cash cotton, that is a; to the
local agent gettiling the cal t) pay
for cotton-the nethods of ship
ping, invoicing, etc., can be told
later. In a word, I want us to get
F together and use the methods God
> has given to mankind to enrich
them to enrich us. I want us to
t mix more brain with otir muscles
I and enjoy the greater returns from
the higher forms of business.
One other item is that we handle
our cotton seed. What in the iame
i of reason is the use for us to ,ive
some local mill agetil., a nerchiant
or some loafer $1. 15 per ton to
handle our cotton seed, and wheii
we exclange for meal $ per tol of
- meal, Iimakilg $2.15 )Cl tonl Onl
-meal aiid seed just to see some one
>balance the scales and we do the
loading. Now, my plan is to turn
all this over to our selling agent
and give him a certain per cent and
-we get the $1.15 or S2.15 as tile
case may be.
I hiavei't time for more now, Mr.
Editor, but do hope that this Fub
ject will be t ken up and that we
may be able to do something for
- each other. In another article I
r want to discuss the buviing feature.
t V' D. SnH
I. .-- II\ n one wisle; moie
miinto d1etii I wonld h ', to
r :ilandl, Tlexas, N'dau o
dyas follows;: xxte'n tars a)ft
suibject to croupyIJ sells and ~\'e w:ould
using C.hambetrla'in's (.ouighi R~eedy ;n
1887. acnd ainding it such hi riable r'em
edy for col(ls andl I eroup, Pwe ha;ve neIver
been wit hount it in the house since t hat
.time. We have five children and h:'ve
given it to all of them with good results.
One good featuriie of this remedy is that
it is not disagreeable to take'and our
babies really like it. Another is that
t it is not dangerous, and there is no risk
.from giving an overdIose. I congratu
late you un?onl the success of your ream
r edy." For sale by Smith brug Co.,
Newberry, Prosperity D)rug Co., Pros
A LL PERSONS ARE II EREBY
l.notified not to tresp)ass upJoni the
lands of the estate of J1. A. I lenry in
possession of the undersigned by hunt
ing, or mi any ot her manner.
\1 cres of goodI (2)) ion4 lando. on
Inor0ee Riveri, good iatur Ie ld~. May
bte bouight (heU'U and& on easyo terms1.
Newberry 1, S. C.
K(nit ting~ Mill wvihl be he!d ar I ounieil
ChamberIs on theo St hi day of . Janualry,
1901, aut 12 o'clock M ., for~ the ellectionl
of D)irect ors for the ensuRing year, and
for the transaction of other business.
-Please attend ini>ersoni or by p)roxy.
S. C. MATIIEWS,
tNnwherry, . C. e. A,1903
All Goods Sold
Regardless of Cost.
The remnants of our holiday stock
are placed on sale today at actual
cost. We prefer to close out tle
goods now rather than carry them
Some of the things yilu wanted
for Christmas, but failed to get,
you can nmow bIy for younvIf at
bargainl prices. Tlms sale also alI
fords .1 va rr opportulnity for those
who have beenl debved ill bil ing
gifts. Thse who need rktur1
git \vo ant so ehn oplvesent
u New. Year t,ken c1n uv
Vases worth 50 cents
for 2., cents.
Vases vort;h 2F cesI
for 15 cn.
Is ready to store Cotton
and issue receipts for
same, which mo3(y can
be obtained on
Real Estate for Sale.
I HAVE IN HANDS THE FOLLOW
ing described property for sale on
terms that will enable persons desiring
homes to secure same:
Seven tracts in No. 2 Township, con
taining 117.33, 211.13,
198.50, 192.75, 1-12.29. 217 and 186 acres.
These are choice lots, highly product ive,
well wooded and watervd, with plety
od the best pastllre lanid onl vach place.
TlelIv are two j,,ood dwo w !l Igig hou,-es
and e lln holso, , ribs
,Ind tiables oI w of th<-m, woodiw l
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MULTIPLY I N G
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when fiunded on fact. Our adver
tising would be wasted if it were
not absolutely correct. We stake
our reputation on every representa
tion we make, and ask our custom
ers to hold us to a strict account
therefor. We are best liked where
heAt known. The longer you do
business with us, tile better you
will appreciate our low prices, and
the mote money vou Will s:e ill
the aggregate. I lavingl! enjoed :Ilm
unu'isumally large p tr nag from out
mn'.1 iv adt this fall :mli, wvintor,
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Best Equipped Trains,
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etc., or any informatior
No. I North Pryor St.,
Opposite Union Depo
Lime, f-1 Ceme
T--rra Cotta Pipe, RoO
Cc. r Lots,
.Jl41 lilla Por11a01 Gmea
CAP 'ITAL\I. STCCK $26,0(i00.
fire proof viiult. W\e dlo a genieralI
bimI ng buslinehSs. W\e solicit vour
butsinless. Prompjt ani)d pol1ite at -
IntIe rest a!lo0wed ini sa vin:gs deC
II. (. Nlosim., V ice-Pres.
WV. I'. Ptigh, W\. A". \Ioseley,
Jacob) I1. I-'lers, R. 1... l.,uther,
NI. A\. Carlsle~h, I I. (s. Nioseley. Jos.
II. H lunter.
T _ e us for your
Cistrna s Goods,
N u ts, and a fullI
line, lowest prices.
Counts & Dickert.
R tussells O0d Stmd, Main St.I
Heavy Wool D ress Goods I
Gray Skirting worth $1 at 79c.
Gray Skirting worth 75c. at 59c.
Gray Skirting worth 60c. at 48c.
Gray Skirting worth 50c. at 44c.
Checked Skirting worth 60c. at 48c.
Mixed Skirting worth 60c. at 48c.
Mixed Skirting worth 50c. at 44c.
All Black Dress Goods,
Consisting of Serges,
L adies Cloth, Granites,
Zihilinesq. Mlohairs, anid
Nlak,- \--,ir xife or sister
tea c rllisains PreUS(llt of
r1" (f ) l finec Ftir., inl blaick,
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