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Farmers' Union Bureau of
-Condueted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Eduea
tional and Co-Operation Union.
SWCommunications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
There Is Running In It..
If we farniers don't run the specu
lator out he will keep on running the
farmer in the hole.
If cotton farmers don't come to
gether and agree upon terms as to how
much we are willing to pay for hand
ling our cotton until it is distributed
among consumers of cotton, then the
same old gang of speculators will con
tinue to do this job for us and name
their own price for it, and collect just
about all they may want for this job.
Who Is to Blame For It?
If farmers do not come together in
the farmers' organization and try to
protect their own interest, in their
own way, then it is clear that all that
class of farmers that refuse to organ
ize is the real obstacles in the way of
building up a strong combination of
farmers with sufficient strength - to
down any and all combinations
against our common interests as far
* If you have joined in with the Far
mers' Union and done your best to
uphold our common interest in ob
taining profitable prices for our pro
duets, then you will feel good over
this matter whether you have.done all
we wish to do or not, for there is great
omfort in knowing that you have
done your duty.
That Chinese Boycott Hammer.
The cotton bear element is now cir
culating the news that all American
spinners, that supply the heavy cot
ton goods trade. to China, are now
turning their attention to finer goods,
and, in consequence of this, are using
only about half the amount of cotton
they formerly used in this Chinese
trade. Consumers and speculators are
using'this fact to hammer down prices
when, in reality, it makes little or
no difference whether England or
America makes the cloth for the Chi
nese trade; in either case American
cotton- will have to be considered in
this thing just the same. Really, we
want some of our smart cotton men
to tell us the difference about who
makes the cotton goods if our Ameri
can e'otton has to be considered in the
supply of the raw material for this
Chinese shirt. Now, if these cotton
*bears will show us that these China
,'men are to reduce the length of their
shirts or go without kimonas, theni
there might be some logical reason for
producers'to become 'alarmed, but so
long as Chinise babies and others are
born naked this American cotton will
have to be considered as constituting
about eight-tenths of the raw material
that goes into their clothing, and we
are in doubt as to whether it makes
very much difference as to who makes
Dr. -Mason, of Charlotte, seeks in
foi-mation througlr our Farmers' Un
ion bureau,' and he gets what he wants
which is encouraging in our work.
These letters of Dr. Mason and Mr.
Brabham are right along in the pro
gressive path that leads to a system of~
diversification of crops and the im
provement of our lands that we must
practice in order to fortify our posi
tions as farmers to protect our inter
-est, which rest largely in profitable
prices for our cotton:
-Mr. J. C. Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
'Deai- Sir :-In ''the State'' some
time ago I noticed where some one
had originated a variety of cow pea
so that it had' the desirable* quality of
giving a large yield of' peas, at the
same time did not shed its leaves. Will
you be kind enough to ask if he will
not publish in your ''Farmers' UJn
*ion Bureau'' how he developed this
pea, so that othms.may do likewise.
The reason I ask this is because the
writer of the article in question stat
ed at the time that he had no seed for
R. E. Mason, M. D.
We would like to hear more from
-this man about these peas; this is in
:the line of our work..
J. C. Stribling,
Answer to Dr. Mason's Inquiry.
Col. J. C. Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Dear Col :-Dr. R. E. Mason wishes
to know something of the hybrid peas
that do not shed their leaves.. He or
any one can have just such a pea on
their own farm if they will follow
simple directions to wit: Take equal
parts of the little iron, the hardest
pea known. and the old-fashioned
speckle or shinney. and plant in a
patch to themselves-canl be planted
any time from April 1 to July 15.
Sa~ve seed from this patch~ and plant
again. In three or four years you will
ae the hybrid. In that time the
shinney will be as hard as the little
iron, I can assure you, will not be any
softer than when you first begun the
When the hybrid has been formed,
the vines will be more luxuriant than
the parent plants, and will grow and
thrive on "and too poor to sprout
cow peas," but of course, they will
grow better on land that will sprout
The hybrid will not blight and is
not later than the shinney. For hay
it is ahead of any pea known, but for
early pastures there are other better
Getting a hybrid pea is easy enough.
Nothing on the farm will czoss easier,
except melons. Getting a perfect by
brid cotton is a vexing and laborious
undertaking. However, I think such a
thing possible. Plant breeding is one
of the great questions of the day and
in it is wonderful possibilities.
Yours very truly,
A. W. Brabham.
Olar, S. C., April 4, 1906.
This is pleasant reading-an ex
tract from a letter received:
I have read the newspaper clipping
which you inclosed, with much inter
est, and agree with you most heartily
that we have got to teach our farmers
the importance of raising their sup
plies and imporving their soil without
going to such a heavy expense in buy
As you know, I have been working
very hard along the same line you are
in, trying to organize the farmers and
to try to get a fair price for any pro
to try to get a fair price pfor any pro
duct which they may have for sale.
So far as I can see, I don't think it
makes. so much difference whether this
is accomplished by the Farmers' Un
ion or Southern Cotton association;
what we are trying to do is to im
prove the condition of our country
and I bid God's speed to any organi
zation that is gotten out on a high
plane with this in view.
If ever I can serve you in any way
in the future please do not hesitate to
call upon me a'nd I will do so with
Very respectfully yours,
F. H. Hyatt, Treasurer S. C. Associa
THE GREAT CORN CONTEST..
Thirty Contestants for this State Al
ready Entered, Including a Num
ber of the Most Progressive
Farmers that South
Carolina Can Boast.
NTews and Courier..
Cdlumbia, April'22.-There is great
and growing interest in the grain
ontests that have been' announced
through the department of agricul
ture. There are already a great num
ber of entries and,-judging from the
inquiries, the number will be consider
ably increased. The entries include
Mr. McIver Williamson, who has
aroused so much interest in corn culti
vation, and Mr. Woodley, who made
such a fine yield in 1905. Capt. Drake,
who holds the pennant, will probably
enter, and Mr. Moore, who has done
much in cotton culture, is one of the
entries. The following have formal
ly entered the contest up to last re
J. A. Peterkin, Fort. Motte, Orange
-T. C. Willoughby, Florence.
James -M. Moss, St. Matthew's
H. R. Hale, Mount Pleasant, Char
H. M. Preacher, Brunson, Hampton.
E. A. Brown, Camden, Kershaw.
P. S. Stubbs, Clio, Marlboro.
J. A. Marvin, Jr., Hendersonville,
W. B., Chitty, Olar, Bamberg.
J. J. Philips, Kershaw, Lancaster.
R. S. Fletcher, MNcColl, Marlboro.
Win. Spears, Bennettsville, Marl
A. J. Tindal, Manning, Clarendon.
Walker Floyd, Nichols, Marion.
J. R. Fairey, Fort Motte, Orange
Dr. W. D. Rich, Gourdin, Williams
J. M. Woodley, Dalzell, Sumter.
W. R. Elliott, Winnsboro, Fairfield.
-J. F. McKinnon, Bennettsville,
C. F. Moore, Cheraw and Bennetts
ville, Chestergfield and Marlboro.
Jonas Jackson, Clemson college,
B. E. Moore, Bennettsville, Marl
E. M. Williamson, Mont Clare, Dar
Ben P. DeLoache, Camden, Ker
Thomas Taylor, Jr., Columbia,
Thomas Ruff. Columbia. Ri hland.
S. R. Lever. Columbia. Richland.
JIohn F. W\eeley, VInier's. Barn
Thos. P. Ashbey. Florence -Florience .
B. W T-alor, Columbia, Richland.
WOMAN LEAVES HOME.
Mr. Johnson Greatly Distressed Over
Wife's Departure-Barking of
Pog and Dream.
Spartanburg Journal, 25th.
Mrs. T. W. Johnson, age 25 years,
is missing from her home and her hus
band is greatly distressed because of
the mysterious disappearance of his
Mr. Johnson lives near Motlow's
Creek church, several miles from
Campobello. On Monday morning he
visited Campobello in search of the
missing woman. though as yet he has
received no information concerning
her whereabouts. While at Campo
bello on Monday he told several par
ties the circumstances of the disap
pearance of Mrs. Johnson, all of
which.are most remarkable.
He savs that he and Mrs. Johnson
retired at the usual hour Sunday
nihlit and shortly after retiring they
Swere disturbed by the barking of a
dog and acting as though someone
i was about the premises. . Mr. John
son says that be got out of bed and,
made an investigation, but could find
no one. He returned to his bed and
soon fell asleep and dreamed a most
distresing dream. When he awoke
he called to his wife to relate the ter
rible dream he had just had, but to
hi's utter astonishment and 'surprise
he found that Mrs. Johnson was gone.
He made a careful search of the house
for her, but without success. She had
disappeared complete''. Thinking,
perhaps, that his wife had gone to the
house of a neighbor for some cause,
though for what reason she left home
in the night he did not know, he call
ed at the homes of several neighbors
and told them of the disappearance of
his wife, related the circumstances of
the barking dog and the dreadful
dream, but no trace of the missing
woman was found.
Mr. Johnson is very much distress
ed over the affair and wishes as much
publicity as possible given to the dis
appearance of Mrs. Johnson. He is
of the opinion that his wife has elop
ed with another man and it is possi
ble that she can be located at some of
the cot ton mills in Spartanburg or
He describes his wife as being about
25 years of age, five feet three inches
tall, weighs about 130 pounds. She
has brown hair, blue eyes and fair
complexion. He is a poor man and if
any one can give him information as
to the whereabouts of his wife he will
feel grateful. He says he has no
money to spend in trying to locate
her and invites newspaper publica
tion'of her disappearance with the
hope of locating her. His address is
T. W. Johnson, Camnpobello, R. F.
D. No. 3.
PAUL JONES' BODY.
iven Sepulchre in Bancroft Hall
Exercises Attended By Nation's
Reverently attended by the official
ead of the nation he loved and serv
ed so well, by the ambassadorial rep
resentatives of the land in which he
died, by the chief executive of the
state beneath whose pod his bones will
find their final rest, by naval repre
sentatives of the United States and
France, and by thousands of the men
and women of the country whiose first
admiral he was, the remains of John
Paul Jones were on Tuesday given
sepulhre in the crypt beneath the
grand marble stairway of Baneroft
hall, there to rest until the completion
of the chapel in which they are to be
It was a day that will be long re
membered in Annapolis. Crowds such
as the ancient capital of Maryland has
not known for many years, if ever be
fore, lined the streets and stood ex
petantly about the railroad statior
long before the train bearing Presi
dent Roosevelt and his patty arrived.
President Roosevelt, accompanied by
Admiral Sands, entered an automnobile
and, led by the cavalrymen, the par
ty proceeded to the naval academy.
Early Tuesday morning the casket
containing the remains of the long
dead admiral had been removed from
the temporary vault in which they
have rested since being brought from
France and deposited in the new ar
mory of the naval academy. There it
was placed a little to the right of the
entre in front of the speaker's stand.
The oaken casket was quite hidden
from view by a Union Jack and up
on it rested two crossed palms, a
wreath of green and the sword pre
sented to the great naval commander
by a king of France.
Out in the bay, miles distant, but
most of them clearly visible from the
~aval academy rode at anchor three
reat wa rships flying the tri-color of
France-the Admirail Aube. the
(onde ard the Marseilles, first c'lass
cruisers all, under the command of~
Admiral Campion. Beside them were
the United States battleships Alaba
ma, Indiana and Iowa, the cruisers
Cleveland, Minneapolis, Des Moines,
Denver and Colorado, and the yacht
From these came more than 1,500
sailors and marines, 200 of the former
being from the French vessels. They
were formed into long lines of brawny
men, lining the route to the armory
taken by President Roosevelt and oth
When the president entered the ar
mory it was to face 10.000 standing,
cheering men and women. He was in
troduced by Seeretary, of the Navy
Some people speak three times be
fore they say anything.
If you ai-e fond of a high old time,
buy a grandfather's clock.
Isn't it surprising what a lot of
good bargains are offered a man when
Money may not make the mayor go,
but it sometimes induces the police
to move on.
To Delinquent Tax Payers.
The Hon. John L. Epps, County
Treasurer for Newberry County, has
placed in my hands for collection, the
delinquent tax executions for the year
1905. Parties due for delinquept taxes
will please call and settle and save
M. M. Buford,
Newberry, S. C., April. 16, 1906.
NOTICE FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement in the Probate
Court 'for Newberry County, on the
26th day of May, 1906, as adminis
tratrix of the estate of J. K. Epps and
immediately thereafter apply to said
court for letters dismissory as ad
ministratrix of said estate.
I am now opening up a nice
~stock ot goods in the store
room formerly occupied by E.
M. Evans & Co., on Main St.,
opposite the court house. Am
asking now the pubic general
ly come in and inspect my
stock before making their pur
My stock consists of Dry
Goods, Groceries, etc. GQll
in to see. Will be delighted to
make you close prices on every
thing-and satisfaction guaran
Yours for business,
W. R. REID.
Prepared to furnish every-1
thingi n the way of supplies.
Real Estate and Insiirance.
Do you have Real Estate to sell or
rent which' you do not care to have
advertisedl to the general public? If
so, place it in our hands and we will
give it our personal study and atten
We have standing buyers for cer
tain kinds of land.
Do you want to buy Real Estate?
If you mean business come to see us
for we have some property for sale
that might greatly surprise you as
well as interest you.
If you don't mean business. come
to see us anyway and we will tell you
all we know about th:,-weather.
We undertake to sell no property
before we have inspected it and ap
proved the price.
Loans negotiated on approved
Rents and accounts collected.
We are agents for the Aetna Life
Insurance Company. It will pay you
to see what this old reliable and con
servative company has to offer before
placing your Insurance.
More and more men are beginning
to understand what this statement
Office over the Commercial Bank.
W. . SLUGH & COMPANY
Making Eighteen H
and While -it Lasts to
Best Patent $5.C
Best half Pat. $4
Best Meal 75c. t
Best Grits $1.75
Don't pay any more, don't be s
along, save money and buy from ui
Our immense stock of spring go<
ties and fancy goods and staples, o
ing novelties in millinery. Come a
right thing in prices, style, quality
ply cannot beat us, we don't mat
you up on balance, people getti
and looking out more for No, 1. (
Forty years experience counts soi
don't you forget it,
Of the condition of the Exchar
the close of business March 3
mity with an act of the General
Loans and Discounts .. $137022 71
Furniture and Fixtures 3324 15
Due from Banks .. .. .. 6223 17
Over drafts .. .. ... .. 111 65
Cash and Cash Items ..'.. 15501 19
Personaly appeared before me M. L.
who swears that the above statement i
Sworn to before me this the 2nd day
Edw. R. Hipp,
C. J. Purcell, '
Geo. B. Cromer.
ST AT E
Of the condition of The Comn
at the Close of business, Marc:
Notes Discounted .. .....$377487 64
Furniture & Fixtures.. ..3051 93
Due from Banks .... ....51531 70
Overdrafts .. .... ......2807 42
Cash and Cash Items .. .. 13934 12
State of South Carolina, 1
County of Newberry f
I, J. Y. McFall, Cashier of the abo
statement is true to the best of-my knc
. Sworn tob
Jno. M. Kinard,
W. H. HurLt.
For the l
AT $4.00. P
S. S. Bi
undred Barrels of that
: FLOUR Just Received
)O Every bbl.
.vi-ched off by argument, come right
>ds arriving embracing all the novel
ur Mrs. Moseley in the North select
nd see us, we are prepared to do the
&c., for an all round bill you sim
e a cut price on one'thing and burn
ig educated and opening their eyes
,ome and see us and be convinced.
nething, we will treat you right and
ITY, S. C.
ge Bank of Newberry, S. C., at
I st, 1906. Published in comfor
Capital Stock .. .. .. $50000 00
Profits less expense . . 4713 14
Bills payable .. .. .. .. 10000 00
Re Discounts .. .. .. .. 15776 34
Spearman Cashier of the above Bank,
3 correct to the best of his knowledge and
M L. Spearman, Cashier.
of April, 1906.
J. C. Wilson, J P. N. C.,
1ercial Bank of Newberry, S. C.
a 31st, 1906.
Capital Stock .... ....$50000 00
Profits less all exp. paid .. 42645 72
~Due Banks .... .... ...4339 89
Dividends Unpaid .... ....707 00
Re Discounts .... .....70000 .00
Individual Depositsb .. .. 281120 20
ve named Bank, swear that the above
wedge and belief.
J. Y. McFall,
fore me this 2nd day of April, 1906.
- H. T. Renwick,
N. P. of S. C.
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