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Farmers' Union Bureau of
-Conducted by the -
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
'a-. ommunicationi intended for this
-department shou'd be addressed to J. C
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Cutting Acreage and Holding Cotton.
Cutting aereage and holding cotton
reminds me of something else.
Do you know of any farmer in
South Carolina that is holding a fine
beef steer. pig. or a fine pair of
ule.s. or good pair of-coach horses, a
ton of hay or a bushel of grain, or a
lot of good fat hens and 'frying ehick
ens. a lot of fresh eggs and butter.
tdat is now waiting on some live
st,ek. or grain and hay association,
or da;rvman's assceiation, or hen so
eiety to meet an.l pass resolutions to
1,ld these South Carolina farm pro
d!ucts f.r profitable prices-? No
None of these kind of farmers are
waiting for profitable prices for these
products. but on the other hand buy
ers are going all over the country
looking for these farm products and
ore paying fine prices. The producers
,f this kind of South Carolina farm
products are not holding and hunting
for buyers but the opposite condition
is here. The buyers are on the hunt
all the while for this stuff, and this
is no new condition of things in
South Carolina. Is it jiot strange that
all animals, even gulttonous beasts,
learn to know when they get enough
of a thing? But, some how or other,
some of our silly all-cotton farmers
seem never to know when they have
got enough cotton. The more home
supplies one has about him the easier
it is to hold cotton. You cannot starve
a cook any more than you can starve
out a farmer that raises all these
This kind of South Carolina farmer
ian hold on to his cotton until his
clothes are worn into holes and the
tax man comes.
- South Carolina State Farmers' Union
At the meeting of the Executive
Committee of thie South Carolina Far
mers' Educational and Co-operative
Union in council with Anderson coun
- ty union on the 13th, it was agreed to
organize a State union af Anderson,
S. C., beginning on May 31st, and
continue the meeting until the work
- Messrs. B. F. Ear-le. State Organ
izer, Anderson, Professor Mahxaffey.
o'f Williamston, and Hon. 0. P.
Goodwin, of Laurens. Assistant State
organizers, as well as several local
organizers. are now in the field bring
ing the far-mers together in the Un
ion prepaing for organizing the
1f you know of a gocod farmer in'
vour' country that is as goo'd an or
ganizer or better than the three nam
ed above, just trc:t him out, we have
a good job for him. Send his name
in to either of the organizers. The
Far-mers' onion needs about 25~ more
good men to visit every county inth
1.cheanen Farm?ers Union. Andere.
ecounty. save). to its me mbers by loyal
c to-operat in last year sixteen thou~
and dd(lars. This agrieeable and
highlyv commrtendable r-eport was
bron:ht out at the last Anders<mL
conty Farner-s' union.
CedrGj eain.o ne
county, had a fine oyster- supper- an-d
good speaking~ la-st Saturday nihit.
That is right: y-ou see~ it is goo d te
feed unionism to' the ine man~ ai~,
and tht;1. and a*:t tryv to cro.wd ' to~
much Unionism into th:e br-ai ii th
Whni you tirSt hear-d about the
F armfers' union comn ing .your wvay
yo-u couldi net help thinkinw a.bout all
the bad things the Alliance had done.
could you! But whenf you know
more about the Farmers' union, and
can get a peep on the inside of sonme
real good lively union, you will then
know that the up-to-date Farmers'
union has learned a great big thing1
out of the mistakes the Alliance made.
Well, now, if you think we are not
saying enough of the right things in
these columns, and are saying too
much on the wrong side of our far
ming interest, do drop us a little con
fidential note about it, so that we will
know better next time.
Don't forget that the Farmer-s' Un
ion is an educational affair, and that
we all should take learning from
Some men can tell you about many
- bad thing the Alliance has done, but
'if you ask them about the good things
the Alliance did for fartners they
wem to have beeni ;o busv- It--ing
aifter the badI thinos to find any cood
in the Alliance! Look dliligently fin
what you want and11 you geleraliv
An-derson. S. C., March 14. 1906.
Mr. .U. C. Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
-The ouestion of planting is now be
fore the members of the Union. and
the subject of reduction Of cotton
aereag-e has been sprung; and I be
lieve every member iS willing to do
the right thing about the matter, but
don't know just what that is. Now,
it seems to me that the only way to
make a practical suggestiou is th'at
every man be his own judge in the
premises based on this: Be sure to
plant enough grain to make all you
need. if a slnhrt enp is made. Now.
the fellow who has to buy a bushel
of coilr is plantingr t i much cotton.
and is not livin ) u tg the doctrine
f the union. andl is not a good union
man. let him be whom he may. So.
brother, if you belong to that list and
want the respect (if your union quit
it ri-ht now ,and take some of that
land you meant to plant in cotton
and put it in corn. You are the man
that we want to reduce. You are not
treating Vourself nor your brothers
right. We ought to put a stop to the
shipment of corn to our country. We
can do it and not get hurt; but to the
contrary be helpful to ourselves. This
is the doctrine of the Old Grange.
which is one of the fundamental do&
trines of the Farmers' union. How
and what to make was the mission of
the Grange. To supply money to pay
for it was the doctrine of the Alliance.
Hence the only new idea of the un
ion is how to get value received for
our product. So I do hope that the
apologists for the Griange and the
Alliance will cease forever their
songs of despair. T for one am con
vinced that there never has been
Zrander successes than the two above
named societies, making room for th,?
union. They lived to establish their
principles in the hearts and Minids of
the people and stopped (and died
some would say.) They are not dead.
No, by no means. How to make is
still a live issue in its multitudinous
form-improved implements, improv
ed stock of. every description,- are
all the doctrines of the Grange firmly
engrafted in .the minds.of the people,
aind the various demands of. the Alli
ance are being put into law as truly
:s in the G'range. So will the union
'ive. We are here to stay, and we are
rrowing as fast as could be expected,
but it takes time to get anything
worth the having~, besides the hard
work. "So push along, and shove
along." and let our motto be "keep
Yours very respectfully.
T. T. Wakefield.
Love Letters of a Hfusband.
"Why is it,'' asked the guileless.
irl. "'that nobody has ever written
bok co.ntaining the love letters of
.a husband~? There are all sorts of
30e'ks of love letters. love letters of
Mars. of sweethearts, and of wives.
'ut the literary world has remained
:tra yely silent with regard to the
've letters of husband."
The' wise ma.tronu locked at her
vDo yu- mean to say,'' she in
zuiredl in a sarcastic tone, " that you!
t.u't know that there are no such
hhsas l-we letters from husbands?
Xait until you are married, my dear.
nd you'll cease to worry about that
--:-.1 -lust lht me sumv Ou my cob
eet n,' nd1 she stepped aess to
b;e burea;u nd-traw kasall packet
ut of the top raer
-There,'' she continued untying
- ti, and sp'reading a fe~w thin.
refer-like envelopes cut on the desk
ef . reher "thetre are the sole writ
en ecmnmurncatiuns I .have received
fremn my devoted spouse during the
Ventm s < c 'ir ennubial bliss. Ne w
"Dear old irlm: Got here at S a.
-, this mcrnin::. To,o b)usy to write.
saw Robhinson ai. the office. Great
:1d chap. Robinson. Don 't forget
to order the coal. Can 't send you.
1 cheek now, but will try tomorrow.
Take care of~ yourself. Yours etc.
"My Dear Annabelle: Read most
of your long and effusive co.mmunica
tion on my way down town. Awfully
glad to know you miss me so much
Of course, I miss you, you dear lit
tle goose. Sorry I haven't time for
more. Look out for Dobbins if he
cmnes around with the horses. 'S ever
-Mv. dear Gihild Of course I got
your last letter. Hlow could you ex
pet me to write, wihen I am r'ushe.d
to the eves'? IIappy to know that you
and theC children ar enjoyil' ingta
-4.: air for wh;ich 1 amn paing~z .$50 per.
Nt) -!as mT particular, ex'cep)t that i
lo somethiung like ten at billiards
last njbht and hiad t.he horses sheer
tod. W\4 vom wouli on.t hna-k menor
-o,2 it nemw 7i* . IS --no i,~ kill
- )e:u' little WI soan: A is sl
tonight after I h'ard day s wvlrk that
I cal't write You a decent lettel'.
Just drop a line to say everything is
0. K. and to enclose the check. With
loVe. etc. Bobby.
Is that all?' sighed the ui leless
"Well, it's all of the most ardent
ones," remarked the wise matron.
packing- ip her bundle.
NVhat. is that funny little packet
of yellow thigu's." inMuired the guile
--Thli .' ThoseIllM an Vt' legn1n..raI
B1bbv. like most lusbanuds. (1ii
eate mainly by tlegram when he is
In a llurrv. Sioe l those are al
1111,4~5 alretioite. so I *eVp livill
I suppose ifI he should die they would
seeil quite appealing and I pathetie.
D)ear old Bobby!'
,.And yet.'' mused the -uileless
girl. "they say your husband is de
votetd anId-quite a1 model in his
le is," remarked the wise matron
cheerfully, ''and his letters aremodels
of which nearly every wife can pro
duce you an exact. copy. If there is
one thing that a man hates to do that
is to write a. letter. and the moment
he is married he swei'S off altogether.
That is why there is no book of 'The
Love Letters of a Husband.'
Saved By A Card.
The following acoint of the value
of a card in the hands of a brother
Odd Fellow, copied from an ex
change. relates a thrilling experience.
After a brief suinnim: up froni
the jud-e. the jury found a verdict
of guilty without leaving the box.
Then 1 lie clerk put the formal ques
tiol: -.'risiier at the bar. vont have
heard the verdict of the jury. Have
you anything' to say why sentenee of
(eathi should not be passe(d upon
-- WeCll. ap'n. it'sl hard lines to be
hung for nothin'. but I see this is a
vard-arm business. .I know no more
of' this 'ere murder nor a baby, but,
these witnesses hain't told no lies, '1
s'pose, and what can I say .agin 'em'?
When this thing happened I was on
the 'City of Pekiu.' at San Francisco;
but you've got no call to believe that,
so there's an end on't."
There was somnething bluff and
manly about the prisoner and that im
pressed the judge, who said, not uin
kindly: "'But. surely, prisoner, if
your story is tr'ue. you must have
friends and comrades with whom you.i
could have communicated. If you
had thoug'ht they would do you goodf
you would have done this. It is too
"Yo'r'e right. Cap 'n; it is tot)o
late. But it's all very well to say
let'e know' when a man 's locked
up in jail and don't know wher'e they'
are. They may be in America and
they may be at the Cape. and how;
could i let them know? Leastways.
not in time. No, it's no use, Cap'n,I
and( you 'd better order me up at the
vard-arm at once."
Every one in court stared in amaze
ment at the man who thus coolly
urged the judg'e to hurry his execu
tion. while at the same 'time protest
ing his innocence. The judge was
"But prisoner, the court has no
wish to hang a man who may be inno
ent. Is there nto one who could speak
Not likely," he begtan. But sud
denly he stopped short. A look of
astnishment camne over his face; he
leaned eagerly forward: his eyeCs
seen:ed1 starting from their sockets.
Nowy Charles Wilson raised his
am. and, pointing toward a stranger
on the front bench, said, in a voice
a t'' choked by emotion. ' Yes,
t:ere 's a gentlem'an there who' might
The judge turned sharply a.round.
1,D) vou kniow the prisoner ?" he
"'No, your honur; 1 never saw hin
)efre in my life.''
A sigh of disappointment was audi-'
ble in the court room.
"The prisoner seems to recognize
you, and, under the peculiar circum
stances, I will ask you to step into
the witness box and be sworn, in or
der that the prisoner may ask you
The gentleman ascended to the
witness-box and was sworn.
"What's yer name?'' asked the
"Ge'orge A. Baker.''
-- see yer wears a three-linked pin.
A e von1 an odd Fellow '?
he ctourt what you tind.
The witness5 examine)I the card at
nome leng'th :and. then replied:
- our honor. t his is a visiting card
ise(d hv D)ecatur' Lodr'e. No.10', In
'm~'~'d.mt Order ~t' 014 Fell('v.'~. t~
the rime r ?'
--Yes, your honmor. September- 15thlI
the bearer visited American Eagle
Lodge, No. 126. at San Francisco."
"Let me examine that.'
The jidge scrutnized the )iece of
paper carefully, after which he hand
ed it to the !oreilanl ot the jury.
Durin1g a breatldes silem-I each mii
her in turn examied thilt ea rd.
roremaln of the .1111: -Will the
prisoner please write his niame.'
The prISMtiser COM].pli ed The nM1e
w 1(*Ilmp,1rt-d with lte si.-n11atillrf fin
the iman.ri tf tlie ear!.
Ifere tiht wit ess ill the stan spike
Yp. l1 1i11'l or. there Isome telTi
v iistake liie. The pr 11ie un
(1 ,litelI w\a, it thotisal111mile-, rii
he 1M the 41a the uilrdei. as
clearly i1141icated (ver the signature
44f the secretary Ot the Amerieanl Ea
ientilemen. I think tlhi- is a case
in which von mnay veli reconsider
Vour verdiet. '
-We have, your 110or. 1)romlptly
replied the !oreman, "and we find
the prisvner not guilty.'"
The scene that followed has prob
ably never had a parallel in any
couirt o j)sti,P. The :peetators gave
velit In) thei- pelit-p11) ellotlOils iI
rin*i.z Cheers. which the judgr- made
nit) attempt to check. Indeed. the
tals were i-i1iiilng dowii his cheeks.
When ileice was restored. he turned
to tile prisoner. and said:
"Your frateruity has saved you.
Y"l are discharged.'
Wheii a -irl has nive. white teeth.
it's flnnV how mamn things., she tinds
to smile at.
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don't you forget it,
Which we use are without
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We constantly preach PL
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PURITY counts, and cou
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undred Barrels of that
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