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Farmers' Union Bureau of
/-Conducted by the
South Carolina Parmers' Eduea
tional and Co-Operation Union.
gD-Communlcatins Intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C.
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
More About That Farmer's Home
- Made Cotton Warehouse.
The importance of this cotton ware
house business to farmers we think
justifies our devoting considerable
space on this subject now in order to
get in shape for a big effort in build
ing these houses as soon as the far
mers are through their crop work.
There is no doubt about this, that
if all the loss in weights and damages
onl cotton in one season were bulked
in each cotton county, the loss sus
tained here would, pay for at least
one small warehouse in each import
ant county in the south.
Whilst farmers are getting together
on a co-operative plan on the cotton
warehouse they are at thle same time
becoming educated of other lines of
business; this coming together on this
warehouse business will teach farmers
how to get better school houses,
ehurches and better roads and mail
facilities, and, above all, it, will teneh
farmers that there is stien.ti, and
power inl organized ef'forts, while in
dividual e'forts of our strongest
men unorganized is notling m1ore than
the struggQle of a weakling.
We did not state in 0111. other arti
ele tihat the specifications there given
wele r(ckbottom as to the cheapest
plans on all bought material.
The prices on cement, for instance,
ranges in different places all the way
from $1.50 to $2.75 per barrel. Where
cement has to be shipped any con
siderable di:;tance over the rail the
hihest grade cement is the kind to
Tnstead of slopening the roof all
one way it -is perhaps best to make
the cone or high part in the middle,
sloping the roof 50 feet each way.
The difference in the insurance
1ates. will not jllt ify sprinkling or
waltr tank arrangements for less than
11 tirlee section warehlouse.
Cost of water tank and equipment
is about $500.00. Additional cost of
piping for each section added.
Where automatic sprinkling ar
rangements are to be used the space
above the bales should be at least one
foot more than mentioned in our first
plans; that. is, the lowest part of walls
should. be nine feet instead of eight
Remember, also, that after one see
tion has been put up that only the
cost of one wall-no cost of machine
-has to be paid for each additional
section, the roofing, ends, &c., being
the same on all sections.
About Insurance, on These Cement
Hollow Block Buildings.
This bureau has been informed that
some designed men hav'e circulated the
report (no doubt to discourage this
warehouse movement among farmers)
that insurance rates wvould be higher
on these houses built of hollow cement
bilock thtan on standard brick houses,
when in reality the reverse is the
truth in this matter.
Looking at it from the standpoint
of the farmers' side of this wvarehouse
business, there seems to be too much
doing by the large cotton wvave houses
men to discourage farmers in build
ing and owning their own warehouses.
Nowv, we are of the opinion that this
Farmers' Union movement has reach
ed that stage in numbers and strength
that we can safely say to all these in
surance agents and othe henchmen
of the opposition to the farmer's
warehouse business, that we are not
going to have any more bomboosling
and tom foolery in this thing. Farmers
will soon have enough of these ware
houses to run a mutual insurance of
their own, like the mill men are now
Tfhe Farmers' Union warehouse bus
iness we trust will soon be in shape
to take care of itslf in every other
wiay as wvell as take care of the price
Pricing Our Own Products.
The Farmers' Union ought to feel
very proud of their record in the mat
ter of setting their own prices on their
great money crop, cotton, and main
taining' these prices as against all
efforts of both' bears and bulls and
even a good stiff pull of Union men
who persisted in the attempt to followv
the speculative breach of trust by the
Cotton Association who made an ef.
fort to jump from 11 cents to 15 eents
at the' risk of their reputation for
1t will be remembered thma't at the
cotton groweris' meeting at Ashevlkl
ther'e ~vas a hard pull made by con*
sumers and bears to set prices lower
Will move to the St(
*We have a very large st(
It is unnecessary to nai
we say. We have almos
Machines, including the V
Tables, Trunks, Window
frigerators, in fact, almos
When we move to our
Come Next I
while the Farmers' Union stood firm ant of the proper
at their original set price of 11 cents cotton seed prothi
and won out on this price. And raises cotton says
again at New Orleans when the .Cot- enough most cert
ton Association jumped the other way dispute it mid pa)
and named 15 cents the Farmers' help it, though w4
Union stood firm upon her pledge will say that exc
and said, nol our foundation upon who has sold his
which our organization rests, our ten cents on the
character and reputation for fairdeal- most rampalt bea
ings and our good judgment as to the world'
what is a fair price for our cotton. 'If m in the
In the face of 6 cents cotton in 1904 ar.un sayin s:x
the F'armners' Union pledged them-wha,teeou
selves to stand up for 10 cents, anderwatdIfe
they who kept the faith got their igbte shg
price. The Farmers' Union made the 0udi ted
price of 11 cents for our last crop andwolbeaati
have stood firm at the stake. It made Hnei swt
no difference whlich way the wild cattatwcofstl
jumped, the Farmers' Union stood alrusdw
firm upon the rock bottom price of 11emaass1)t
cents and got all above this figureoiprdcswt
that she could. This record for good cainudrtt
judgment, firm convictions and gvoodlcrlsns np
faith should drive confidence into mre.Ltu
all Union men as well as all others lA.Ltu l
that hereafter when the Farmers'ofte(
Union make a price for their cotton lnrbeswh
that said prices are in the first place o h aktn
a fair and reasonable price; and that frcttn
the oldest and original price-nmakersbttradme11
for our cotton-The Fames Unioncotngnigii
-have in their power to maintaintogtme rit
these prices even under greater pres-dutealntle
sure than before, because the Unionsed Althsi
is now better fortified than ever be-tenainoth
fore with more wvarehouses of theirtoiscepaff
own, more home-made supplies andbeasthmil
more than six hundred thousand mem- tecoho a
hers in our ranks and still growing at treyas n
icton hen prouc
Whie or peset copsaregi.~vra ie tn saysgi
of the cost of our cottonecro and fi-tnpaiy.O)iC''
nrc out t ourhelpn mi,dshhatgwoul
l)e far pofi toeac OdntyUnin Tcent ongh
111)1 he verge, henleteacostteNv Yrmak ea
ak th avrae. henaggegte Represenativ
the avrage mong althecotto ent sinlte
State at ne rund p meting arg~ous,yn ofixh
thendrie dwn he sake ata firenat ,tereanu
aveiage nd tandby hesepri e rs of thueds Ifme
Thefllowigsesibleclip ing utter oc caigh
froma ladin aricl takn foma beore i the e
Cotto and ottonOil Nws s ouldAfe bein a eapi
ho ool fodfo th mndsofal co- t Hene it. eist
toi famer: .Corli uns downei
"If he ew nglnd tats hdteybaradssee alt
the rasing f theAmerianco t on nderstatedgw
~ poud. "Itis he fstm .f o r enyo the sig
peope totellyouthat10. ent i lipthe marekiet
enouh fo coton.Morver he r icsan ef re notni
majorty o our eopl are og o onygemre foa itsc
1o Cha ge our Pk
>re on Upper Main Stre
by Copeland Bros.
>ck of furniture to move, and i
we will sell at cost for six dai
r%.31M.h. g .U'u ..eI
me prices, as we will sell to yot
t anything you want. Bed-r
Vheeler & Wilson, Mattings of
Shades. Hammocks, Toilet Se
t everything found in a first cl
ash During this Cut Prici
new store we shall continue to
Week and Get wi
ONLY SIX DAYS SAL
-alue of cotton and Sent to them thit they Showed them
s. If the man who selves mn deek. Tey appeared about
that ten cents is twenty minutes before' sailing time,
iinly :no onie will ai god natmredlly stood oii t f
more if they can ter deck foi nearly five mitutes n
think no planter til the photographers present had
pt the unwise 'one tken all the snapshots they wished. This
wrop ini advance at
board i advanc te Am. Longworth wore a very neat have a
board is now the fitting black fin(l white checked io
r and crop liar intiimmed with jelly gi
black gipirg and black velvet wt
bits is enough for srtt itr a, timd wt
be tar and feath- blaek p a s t e a black
I,went around say- t-lle -0i a t s
enough at' 15 centsI
iry districts, there ''eaegigtgtofatSuh
;t in stale .milk. a po,'si r ogvrh 'n
e South systemati-tw wekwesalbthgutso
ts own wvares, andAmasdr ei.Te wesal
cotton -and cotton tae nFac n emn.
epreciation, denun- "r o on od n uo
values and grosser ibing"Frm
eparing cotton for "el ae' lyatmbl,SRN
Il turn over a niew tog ihIhd'
ontend for the sut- Akdaothspltcltos
*tton and force the to$ r ogot adta oiayi
are so. many short
v' to have ai better Cncnaiwatoleispon t
he ginner to get a frCnrs." esi o oe
riform price for his acrigt u rsn ln,o u
the cotton oil millgst4'lisad'an thrwllb
.manufactured pro-tienog totikaotlcin Dik
n to pay more for we e ak"dikti
easy. -Let us 'tell
earth that our cot-: Tee wsasor-hc h ln
teen cents a 'pound, on othdiRitea-fawl
have been selling ee nrhs en ena h ok
is of that price for Ayugmnwshadt s h
hat cotton oil andgteawhtethLogotsadf
mniformily present iredAbytnetocdhmci"H H
do this we shall in h hudradsi 1
to realize the Utop- ''S o okfrteLnwr.s
sent goin to blow themyp shoee there
orth'Hidesewhishon dck.r he aeared caotM
d.'lamwet i nutoes bef o' f sai l on ime,t
andMsnNcoa goo rturklyd nthf
yetra n ter deckfor earl _fiv mnt s uh
Amrianlie,take UNIllIT the sasoTH hey wisepThs
persos aVl w r s. Scolgwrsh Exmto n. veyn ate
fittft Rin blckanfwer Scholarshi mo
ertaineAat supp r pNrmalceprtent toimmed un with
by Mr.and lMck me ng eaCnty blac ve lvebu
~,woege ts,i linei w ist b40i blckney and 8F u
inth ~orin, o-t~st Fidra , uly e wth.Eai
ship. tiblciecc' foraeao ~thes Univerack
tuer ord ellbe el a tn saoe m.JS.M
~s augterandhencie fae formaonowhrfo
visbl, ad t a vei FrNAInc SLAN , G era n"
ce of Busliess
3t Formerly Occupied
n order to reduce our stock
i at cost. We mean what
oom Suits, Stoves, Sewing
all kinds, Rugs, Mattresses,
6s, Chairs of all kinds, Re
ass Furniture Store.
sell either for CASH OR INSTALLMENT.
iat You Want.
is the season for putting up fruits. We
full supply (all sizes) of fruit jars and
asses. Also rubbers for fruit jars. Let
ply your wants in this line. Prices right.
lEO. 0. DAVENPOR T.
The Seller of Good Things to Eat.
ENTURY OF HEALING.
ore than a hundred years the merits of GLENN
S MINERAL WATER have been recognized, and
s are ready and willing to give testimony as to its effi
11I diseases of the, Liver, Kidneys, Stomach and Skin.
Physicians Prescribe It.
Patients Depend on It.
Everybody Praises It.
Glenn Springs Mineral Water and keep well; if si,:k.
3 water and be restored to hea'th.
Springs Company, Glenn Springs, S. C.
Newberry, S. C.
,1 stock paid in . . $ 50,000.00
's . . . . . . 25,000.00
its - - - . . . 235,000.00
lo business on business principles.
extend every consideration consistent
afe and sound banking.
per cent. paid on deposits in Savings
Department; Fire Proof Vault.
Burglar Proof Safe.
INTOSH, .J. E. NORWOOD,