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Frmers' Union a
-Conduoted by thea
South Carolina ParWft9ers' 2"V. A
tional and Co-Operation vaton.
I-Communlaiona intendedf th
deprmn hbould be addrssedto.
8tAlblWCt, Pndleton, 8.
The Founder of The Farmers' Unia
Newton Gresham, the farther of the i
Farmers' Educational and Co-opera- n
tive Uniod of America, died at his t(
home at Point, Texas, April 10th. o
work and spirit lives on in the Far- 11
mesUnion, whicI is already.the t
greatest farmers' organizotioo. th4t .9
the world has ever known.
In the Farmers' Un orgaiiati;n b
Newton Gresham has left to his p'eo.
ple, his family and the SoSuthern
farmers as well an heritage and monu
ment to his memory that is far great
er than a mint of gold and many
statues in bronze.
His South Carolina UnUion breth
ren mourn his loss, while we bow to C
the will of Him who -gave for our
good. Peace. be unto his ashes.
Building Our Forts While Compara- 'I
tive Peace is in the Southland'
Cotton Market. tl
In answer to many inquiries from it
farmers for the cheapest plan for p
farmers to put up their own ware- b
houses we are getting together as to is
plans and cost of a very simple, good cc
and cheap Farmers' Union warehouse in
that most any strong local Union can is
put up themselves at comparative R
small cost. sc
Send in to our bureau all the in- F
formation you have on this subject. si
What about that farmer that con- se
tinues to drive a nail with a rock, or id
old plow, and allows his wife to do ti
the same wily, when the price of three n
drinks of whiskey and a plug of to- h<
bacco would pay for a good claw- gi
There seems to be no salvation or tc
hope for that miserable, simple-mind- cc
ed ''all cotton farmer'' who absolu- al
tely refuses to heed the warning of fo
the Farmers' Union about not plant- m
ing more food cropo. Nothing in the gc
way of words seem to afeet these ai
slavfcs of a ruinous system. They ft
cannot be made to feel anything of in
less force than a rear-end collision w
with a billy goat or a hungry cotton si
mule that would force them to eat li
their meals from the mantlepiece for tI
about a week. P]
You Farmers' Union main stand gi
up there and pull off your hat, we si
have something to tell you that will i
make you feel proud. Did you ever ap
think that our South Carolina Far- hi
mers' Union column was now being 01
pulished in papers that. reach over ti
four hundred thousand Southbern peo- f<
pIe who subscribe to these papIers? si
Newspaper men tell us that is so! oi
This should remind all who furnish n
informnajon for this colun that we w
should be v'ery careful what we say, t~
for this responsibility i3 not only p)
great, but our teachings along this e~
educational line should heC coniduct- ii
ed upon a high p)lane.w
Farmers' Union News. t
This South Carolina Farmners' Un- a
ion column is now publishedl in evry '
Southern. State from the Rio Grande ''
to the James Rivers.r
Texas and Oklahoma- papers .state ii
that our Famers' Union membesr U
no0W rounid upl more than six hundred c
thousand farmers that belong to the e
union. Cheer up, farmers, your or- ti
ganizantion, is growing very fast in d
both numbers and know~ledge.
Tell a llfarmers, whe.ther they are v
delegates or niot, to conme to Ander- b
50on, S. C., on May 31st, to be present 6
: at the organization of the State Far
'Any farmer not already a iiembier t
of the union can be initiated at And- a
ersoni andl become a member and rep- n
resentative at this State Union from ni
any county that has no organization s
Y' already in the union.
National President of the Farmers* v
Union, R. F. Duckworth, 0. P. Pyle. f
lecturer, President Barrett, of the i
Georgia State Union, and several oth- r
or noted union men and officers of c
~' the National Union will be on hand e
at Anderson May 3.ist, to assist in r
M" organizing the State Union. Every f
local and county unioni in the State t
should be repre.sented at this State ]
To the Farmers of South Carolina:
P.4 ou are hereby called to meet in a
leleted power at Ainderson, S. C., t
~jfy 81st, 1000, for the purpose of t
~gniking a preliminary State Union. j
nlaRI of reprisentation in organized g
outiez vIflb6 one for every 100 t
~ ~bers or majority fraction there- t
In cointies where there is io a
)unty tinion,I one delegt from t
ph local uniop. All , wh
'e, members 'Are inv
11 counties -that ha.
nion orgahistion t
nd e tes, ni I
the e fo013Vwh,1 the !,tit I
giri1is,#ado;V i'coiiitu- i
on a aws to goVOP the ax-. I
iers' Union. in South doirli; also.
bring the farmers n'6bose (tid sed'ret
rganization for the purpose.of hold
g _Ard ,ontro)lig the price of cot
)n, also, to encourage the building
f a Farners' Union Warehouse in 1
very. county in. South Carolina,, to I
e owned and controlled by farmers.
B. F. Earl,
Ahderson, S. C.
'HE GREA AMERIOAN FARMER
ongressman Lever's Speech on This
National Institution was Well
Received by the House.
Washington, April 20.-Among f
io many things that come up for r
t the house of representatives while n
is trying to take as much time as
)ssible passing the few important s
,]s it has been decreed it shall pass r
the American farmer. The Ameri- s
n farmer, as we all know, is a great g
stitution. The ''agricultural bill'' 1
before the house this week and a
epresentative Asbury F. Lever, t
metimes known as the Honorable A.
rank Lever of the Seventh congres- C
Dnal district of South Carolina, took
)portunity yesterday to deliver him
If of a few of his ideas, very good
ens, too, about this great institution, tj
ie American farmer. Just before e
aking his speech Mr. Lever was t:
am', to say to some of his collea- v
ies, on the side, that lie would not P
vap his place on the agricultural d
mmittee with any of them, not even e
be chairman of the ways and moans
mmnittee, or words to that effect or f
0ng that line. He was loaded then u
r his speech, which lie was about to h
ake. He made it. Contrary to the A
ieral custom when such speeches tj
e made, ie got a good and respect- ti
I as well as a semi-respectable hear
g. About one-third of the members n
ire in their seats, a fair average on 0
ich an occasion, and they not only 1
tened attentively, but they frequen- t,
y interrupted the speaker with ap
ause. When lie finished speaking t4
iething like a dozen of his collen-- a
les left their seats and went. up to .t
ake hands and congratulate him.i b
te great American farmer and the
rieultural department seemed to be e
s subject. He said among many t
her things that, the first sugges- a
in of a department. of agriculture
ir thte government came from a mes
go sent to cotngress by the ''Father 5
' is Country'' in which lhe recomn- g
endCed a governmentsal agency, e
hieh should be charged with the dui- e
of ' 'stitnulating enterprise and ex
ritmeti ng along agricultural lini
''Thte suggestions of Gen. Wash
totn were met with favor by thtea
isesi antd best statesmuanship) of that
~riodl. The respotnse of the senate 1
t fhose suggest ions was written by I,
South Carolitnian, Senator Read.
The I rnthI is'', asserted Mr. Lever,
that from the earliest days of thtis
~public, thte South has been vitally '
Iterestedl in every effort to better
te cotndit ion of the agricultural 1
asses atid there is no sectioti of the.
mnttry which gives heartier supporti
the present administration of the
opartnmnt of agriculture. The ~
outh believen in the integrity and C
'isdomi of Secretary Wilson and It
oli.eves that lhe , att least wvill give the
onth a 'square deal.' ''
Mr. Lever charged that the govern
cent hiad been tardy in extending aid ~
> agriculture, ''the most potent
gency in our industrial develop-.
itent,'' and declared that this tardi
ess reflected on thte patriotic fore
ght of the nation. ''For,'' said hte,
a policy of liberality to agriculture
Tould bring to the country a twvo-e
>ld benefit.; it would help the farmter
uliv'idually and would add to the.
enue of the government by in
reasing the farmer's taxable prop
rty.'' lie also claimed that such
ecognition as agriculture finally won
rom congress the result of Democra
ie effort. A Democrat of Missouri,
fr. Hatch, lead the fight in the house,
nd the act was signed by a Demo
He said that agriculture was the
argest contributor of the nation's
enlth and argued that the. app1iopria-4
ion .mado annually by congress for
his industry wvas not a gift to the
armor, but an investment for the I
ovornment from which it expected,<
nd did actually receiv0 large re-r
urns. He saidl the farmer did not
xpect the government to give him
nything; the fa'rmer still believed.
he old-time d6etrine that the peoyle
hould support the* government and
tot the government support the peo
ile. He polpted out that the farmer
lot only ,3tributed nipre wealth to,,
he gov, went-'thikn qYq ?ther in
lustrial ,el.iss, but thr4ug agricul
ure thio country was e4i4ng im.
nunity tor1 dqbt. "IA i4t'rnation
di trade, duAngthe: ast 10Gears, the'
)roducts ok agriculture have paid
t foreign debt of $543,000,000-an
tdverse balance of trade against pre
lucts not , agricultural from other
.ountries.'' Not only had the farmer
>aid this foreign debt but he, hai
>rought to our shores $5,092,000,600
o swell. our national wealth. He had
danged us from a debtors to a credi
Notwithstanding that the United.
3tates is the greatest agricultural
-ountry in the world - Mr. Lever
howed by carefully prepared figures
hat we spend less in support of that
ndustry than any other so-called
vorld-power. He said if we gave as
r6ely for agriculture as other nations, i
lie bill under consideration would
all for $100,000,000, which it calls
ier capita tax of the United States y
or agriculture is abuot 7 cents; in
iost other countries it is double that
Mr. Lever submitted a table which
howed that for the last six years ag
iculture has received among the
inallest appropriations given. by the
overnment for any purpose. ''The 1
avy," he said, "receives 20 times I
s much as ogriculture, and this in a
me of profound peace."
ongressman Lever Champions Farm- S
er-Strong pleas for Agricultural
Washington, April 25.-The ears of
ie American farmer must have, burn- 1
: today because of the eulogies and
ibutes to his untiring energy, his de- 0
Dtion and his patriotism which were
aid him by members of the house a
uring the considering of the agri
iltural appropriation bill. 1
Next to the achievements of the
irmer, the American hen came in for S
nstinted praise for her industry and
or usefulness, her champion being C
[Ir. Dawson, of Iowa, who contribu
A a thoughtful speech to the litera
ire of the farm.
The president's message recom
lending an appropriation of $300,- tr
DO for the Mare Island navy. yard,;
'as read and referred to the commit- f
,e on appropriations. 0
Without reaching an agreement aa
the limit of general debate on the t
iricultural bil, it went over until
>morrow, the features of the bill not
3ing touched upon.
Mr. Lever, of South Carolina, class-.
I the farmer as the great eonserva
ve force in America politics. I-.
iid the government expenditure per
ipita of agricultural p)opulation for U
me republic of Francee amounts to .
2 cents, for Austria 69 cents, Hun
ary 90 cents and for thme United
tates, which owes more to its agri-,
Liltur'e than any of these nations, the
spenditure is 16, cents.r
The peCr capita tax for agricultural a4
uirposes for the United - States is sc
bout 7 cents. g
Mr. Lever made a strong plea for ti
irger agricultumral applropriat ion andl
iss for the army' and navy. t
And He Was It.
Mrs.' Benhamn-Do you know how tI
bsters are caught? W
Benhamn-Only one, my dear.
The language denotes the man. A al
oarse or refinmed character finds its
xpression naturally in a coarse or re-b
ined phraseology.-B3ovee. p
. A Translation.
'Ohm, that's a wecll known saying
f Louis XIV-'LI'Etat, c'est moi.' ''
'' And what does it men ?'' I
''Why~, it mneans 'The State, I 'm tc
To Delinquent Tax Payers.
The Hon. John L. Epps, County
'reasurer for Newborry County, has
ilaced in my hands for collection, the
Leinquent tax executions for the year
905. Parties due for delinquent taxes
vill please call and settle and save
M. M. Buford,
Newberry, S. C., Apr/1l 16, 1906.
NOTICE PINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
nake a final settlement in the Probate
jourt for Nowberry County, on the
16thm day of May, 1006, as adinis
ratrix of the estate of J. K. Epps and
mmnediatehy thereafter apply to said
ourt for letters dismissory as ad
ninistratrix of said estate.
Mai l I8th(
Making Eighteen Hun
CHOICE TENNESSEE F
aid While it Lasts to G<
Iest Patent $5.OC
,est half Pat. $4.,
Best Meal 75c. bL
Best Grits $1.75 S
Don't pay any more, don't be swit(
al9ng, save money and buy from us.
Our immense stock of spring goods
ties and fancy goods and staples, our
ing novelties in millinery. Come and
right thing in prices, style, quality, &
ply cannot beat us, we don't make a
you up on. balance, people getting
and looking out more for No. x. Cor
o Forty years experience counts somet
,r don't you fgrget it,
e Of the condition of the Exchange
e the close of business March 31 si
mity with an act of the General A
Loans and Discounts .. $137022 71 C
Furniture and Fixtures .. 3324 15 P
Due from Banks .. .. .. 6223 17
Over drafts ..I.. .... .111 65 B
Cash and Cash Items .. .. 15501 19 11
Personaly appeared before me M. L. S
Y who swears that the above statement is cc
0 Sworn to before me this the 2nd day of .
Edw. R. Hip,
C. J. Prel
Geo. B. Cromer.
Of the condition of The Commei
at the Close of business, March:
- Notes Discounted .. .....$377487 64 (
Furniture & Fixtures.. .. 3051 93 1
eo Due from Banks .... ....51531 70 I
1Overdrafts.... .... ....2807 42 1
Cash and Cash Items .. .. -13934 12 I
1$448812 81 j
State of South Carolina, 1
County of Newberry f
I, J. Y. McFall, Cashier of~ the above
statement is true to the best of my knowl
s ~ Sworn to befe
e Z F. Wright,
Li Jno. M. Kinard,
W. H. Hur.t.
IAVE YOUR W
W. B RIKARD
3 now in The Herald ar
4ews Office where he will c
our work promptly and und<
Give him a trial.
I am now opening up a nic
tock of goods in the stor
>om formerly occupied by E
1. Evans & Co., on Main St
pposite the court house. Ai
sking now the pub'.c genera
come in and inspect r
.ock before making their pui
My Etock consists .of Dr
'oods, Groceries, etc. Ca
to see. Will be delighted 1
iake you close prices on ever)
ing-and satisfaction guarar
Yours for business,
W. R. REID.
Prepared to furnish every
~ingi n the way of supplies.
eal Estate and Insuranc4
Do you have Real Estate to sell <
nt which you do not care to has
Ivertised to the general publie? ]
, place it in our hands aind we wi
ye it our personal study and attet
We have standing buyers for ee:
in kinds of land.
Do you want to buy Real Estatc
you mean business come to see t
r we have Some property for sal
Lat might greatly- surprise you r
all as interest you.
If you don't mean business coni
see us anyway and we will tell yo
I we know about the weathe
We undertake to sell -no propert
ifore we have inspected it and ar
roved the price.
Loans negotiated on approve
Rents- and accounts collected.
We are agents for the Aetna Lil
surance Company. It wvill pay ye
see what this old rel iable, and cot
rvative company has to offer befoi
acing your Insurance.
More and more men are beginnia
understand what this statemei
Office ovei4 the Commercial Bank
!. K. SLIGH & COMPAli
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON.
OoR.R. Fare Paid. Notes Tai
~M USmE8 a~Us1' e
dred Barrels of that
LOUR Just Received.
I Every bbl.
::hed off by argument, come right
arriving embracing all the.novel
Mrs. Moseley in the North select.
see us, we are prepared to do the
c., for an all round bill you sim.
cut price on one thing and burn
educated and opening their eyes
ie and see us and be convinced.
bjing, we will treat you right and
rY, S. C.
Bank of Newberry, S. C., at
1906. Published in comfor
apital Stock .. .. . . $50000 00
rofits less expense 4713 14
ills payable ..........10000 .00
e Discounts ........ 15776 34
earman Cashier of the above Bank,
rrect to the best.of his knowledge and
M. L. Spearman, Cashier.
J. C. Wilson, J. P. N. C.
-cial Bank of Newberry,,S. C.
apital Stock .. ......$50000 00
'roflts less all exp. paid .. 42645 72
)ue Banks ...... ..... 4339 89
lividends Unpaid .. .......707 00
te Discounts ...... ...70000 00
ndividual Deposits .....281120 20
- 448812 81
named Bank, swear that the above
edge and belief. ,
J. Y. MeFall,7
re me this 2nd day of AprIl, 1906.
H. T. Renwiek,
. N. P. ofS. C.