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Farmers' Union Bureau of
-Conducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
SWCommunications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C.
Stribling, Pendleton, 8. C.
Go out to every meeting of your
local union. Pay up your dues and
you will stop that way you have of
holding down your head when you
meet a good lively square Farmer's
Before you go about abusing other
occupants for doing dirty tricks, be
sure that you sweep the filthy stuff
away from your own door before you
start our from home.
If there is a tradesman in the land
that sends out his products in more
unsightly and discreditable packages
than cotton producers do, I have nev
er seen their goods.
Every cotton bale of Farmers' Un
ion cotton must sooner or later wear
ite label, giving name of grower, gin,
weigher and inspector and grader.
When you get proper guarantee and
reputiation behind your brand on your
cotton bales, there is n1o reason why
your goods should be cut and slashed
about any more than a bale of cotton
cloth if from the producer's hands to
the consumer's hands.
The Lid on the Cotton Market.
Ever see a fellow with the seven
year itch and carry a. Waterbury
watch at the same time? If you have,
you havp seen the buiest, main on
What time this man had to spare
from his spells of scratching, and
winding up his watch did not last
long enough for him to dig a mess
of ''taters'' for dinner.
The way the Farmers' Union keep
cotton liars noving to keep price.
from rising reminds one of this very
busy man who has the Waterbury
watch and seven-year itch. In fact,
the cotton liars could never hold
down things to suit them at any time
if they could not hire help from some
of our own Southern men to help
him scratch while he is winding up
his cotton market wind-machine.
All farmers that stay out and will
not join . either the Farmers' Union
or the Cotton Association are simply
sitting on the lid of the cotton mark
et, helping to hold the lid down while
the buyers rob the whole family of
If you belong to any farmer's or
ganization and do not attend the
meetings and pay your dues regular
ly, without a valid excuse, you may
not be a big cotton liar but you are
one wee little something that does
the same harm as a little liar.
Our Farmers' Union Bureau was
not. formed for the purpose of givin.g
a few men salaried positions.
The purpose of our Union Bureau
is to give to the farmers and the
peop)le the most recent and thorough
in formation regarding our organized
movement for improved methods of
farming and marketing of farm crops.
One of our efforts will be to ac
quaint pr1oducers and consumers of
cotton with the mutual benefit thore
is in breaking down of the common
andl powerful foe-the cotton specu
h.ttr and cotton gambler-that prey
upon t he interest of both by keeping
up a mountain of jealousies between
these tw~o legitimate and import.ant
occuipationis. These positions of cot
ton slashers, short. weighers, paltry
') graders andl unnecessary commissium
men must all be broken down and p)ut
out of the way one by one in order
to regulate trade and establish r'e
lationship bectween the spinner and
the plroducer of cotton.
The selfish, p)rejudiced, place
hunter or cloakish member of' a far
mer's organization is the worst enemy
of farmers to be found. Drop this
man out on the first. round. This
sort of precedent will build up1 the
character of your organization and
lessen your troubles in the future.
Wherever you see a man taking a
prominent part in the fight for better
prices to producers for their cotton,
( some little 2x4 cotton slasher is sure
to holp up and call him a sorehead of
Well nowv, really every cotton pro
ducer in the South could properly be
called a sorehead and soreback too,
for lie has been brow-beaten and
back-ridden so long by cotton bears,
if his head and back both are not sore
he surely must have on a goats head
~., and a hog skin saddle on his back. No
man can be a friend to the farmer
and a friend to the enemies of the
farmer at the same time. Such a
man is a fullblood hypocrite and is
really no friend to any side and is an
enemy to himself too.
Before cotton growers can put theh
business of cotton marketing 0 upon r
creditable and decenb basis they musi
improve their present slovenous and
disgraceful system of baling; - and
label each bale with the proper guiar
antee brand specifying weight, grad<
grower and ginnery.
In order to remove opportunitici
for waste, piliging, loss and dirt, cot
ton organizations should have the
owh bagging made from low grad<
cotton and cover it better. This ligh1
weight bagging would r4duce the pre,
sent outrageous tare from 32 lbs. tt
12 lbs. actual weight, a saving ol
$2.00 per bale at the rate of 10 ets
By proper concert of action thi
cotton baling could be all made oj
one standard weight and all cut aue
stamped by the bagging factory.
What a grand revolution and
splendid send off it would be to tht
interest of the Farmers' Union tt
look over large lots of cotton al
baled in uniform covering with theii
guarantee on every bale after a styl(
All members of the Fartmers' Un.
ioll will please let Ime know hoN
m1111ny11 dry sonild cottonl seed they
have for sale and what they will tak(
for them. S. 1'. Cro( well.
According to Contract.
A man who was very miiserl.
hoarded up his stacks of hay year af.
ter year in the hope of making doubl(
the price lie was offered for them
A well known hay and straw buyei
in the district one day asked. ti
price of a stack. An enorious pric<
was asked, which the buyer accept
''How about the terms of settle
ment?'' asked the old miser.
''Well, you see,'' said the bmyer
''my terms are to settle when I fetel
the last load away.''
'That's a bargain,'' said tile mis
er, slapping the other's hand. Ti
old chap watched every load go awa'
except the last, and that the buye:
never did fetch away.-London Stan
A Foxy Tenant.
At one time there lived in Worcez
ter, Mass., an old negro 'who had a
tremendous influence, religious an<
political, in the settlement where h
lived. He occupied a little hous,
owned by a prominent banker, bu
successfully evaded tlie payment o
reit for many years. No troubb
came, however, until the banker wa:
nominated to run for a political of
fice. The next day the old negro cam,
hobbling into his office.
'Well, Sam,'' said the banker, ''.
sippose you've come to pay me soMI
'Oh, io, boss,'' replied the ok
M111n, '' Ii'Sc just co,.e in1 to say I's,
glad yo ,is nomitnatedi, and( will tel
(Ie res' of dlese 110 count niggers t<
vote fo ' yo,and to mention1 to y',
at the same time dat de roof of my
hlouse is leakin', an ' if 'tain 't fixet
I'll have to move out directly.''
Lippin cot t 's.
''Hello, old man. Haven't seen any
thing of you since you got married
How goes it?''
''Thanks, fairly well. But marriag<
is a costly job! If you only knew whal
the dlressmakers charge !'
'' So I supp~ose you regret it.?''
'O,no. I married1 a dressmaker.
''A newv milkman left our milk to
day,'' announiced D)orothy.
''Did he have wvhiskers?'' asket'
her mothcr, thinking perhlaps it wvat
''No,'' said1 the four-year-old ; ''h<
didn11't have whiskers, but1 he had th<
roots. ''-Harper's Weekly'.
Why She Couldn't.
''No, I (ddn't have a very good
time,'' she saigl. ''I wantted to talk
and there wasn 't. a man there.'
''u there wvere plen ty of othei
''Oh, of course, but that was ne
satisfaction, for they all wvanted t<
Ascum-Is your boss going to givt
you the raise you asked for?f
Clerk-Well-er-I'm afraid t<
say. I told him I thought my pay
should be commensurate with the
amount of wvork I did and lhe prompt.
ly agreed with me.-Philadelphis
''Nature destined me as a poet,'
remarked the visitor, handing over au
''Ah! May I ask what seems to in
torefere with nature's plan.'' replied
the editor, returning the p)aper.
E;Very day (o every one of us brings
its questions, its worries, and ith
tasks, brings its sufficiency of troit
ble. Thus we get our daily spiritual
exercise. Every day we are blesseAl
with new opportunitics for the devel
opmnent of strengtih of soi.-George
Hodges, D. D.
"Wealth has to do a heap of ex
plainin' dese days,'' said Uncle
Ebdi; "but it's easier to apologize to
do public for bein' rich dan it is to
tit do lan'lord interested 'cause you's
He Lost Nothing.
Harry's mother had given him an
apple and told him to peel it before
he ate it. Returning- to the room
after a few moments' absence, and
seeing no peeling, she asked:
''Did you peel your apl)C, Harry?''
'Yes,'' answered Harry.
'What did you do with the peel
ings?'' she asked.
Ate them.''-1 -Iarper1's Weekly.
'Do yu think ou' (andidate has
a chac Ie of being clete (ed '' asked thIle
'Oh, yes,'' answered file man1 wiho
Is e very encmaging. 'l'lut you
sholdn't put too nich faith in that
plroverb about it's. always being the
unexpected that lial)pens.''-Wash
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
The heirs at law of B. L. Dominick,
deceased, will sell at public out cry
before the couirt house at Newberry I
on salesday in Deceniber (third day),
1906, the following described real
estate, of which the said B. L. Doni
inick died seized and possessed.
173 1-10 acres in No. 1 twonship,
one and one-lialf miles west of Now
herry bounded by lands of 11. W.
Whit taker, P. N. Livngston, C. L. Hav
ird and George Hipp. Eighty to one
hundred acres in fine timber.
Also one lot an( one two-story
brick store room thirty by one hu
dred feet in the town of Prosperity,
Alley between this lot and building of
Hawkins Brothers belongs to this lot.
Store room occupied by S. S. Birge
Company and lot containing 11-100 of
Two acres, more or less, and dwell
ing of eight rodms, barn and stable
in Prosperity on Calks Ferry road
and bounded by lots of Mrs. Rosa
Cannon, Mrs. Lizzie Taylor and oth
er lands of B. L. Dominick, deceased.
House and lot in Prosperity con
taining 6-100 acres adjoining the oil
Lot containing 58-100 of an acre ad
joining lands of J. L. Wise, L. C.
Merchant and on Luther Street.
Terms: The lots in the town of
Prosierity described above will be
sold for cash. Thle t ract ofI land in
No. I Township will be sold for one
half ensh, balance on credlit of twvelve
months at eight per cent interest
from day of sale secured b)y b)ond of
punrchaser and mortgage of pretnises,
with privilege to purchaser to pay all
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers,
and recording same.
Plats of all these lands may be seen
at the omiec of the clerk of court at
Mrs. Rosa E1. Dominick,
,J. A. Dominick,
Mrs. G. C. Feller.
Mi's. WV. G. Mitchell,
Heirs at Law~ of 13. L. D)omiiniek,
NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given thial a Demo.
eratic Primary Electicau will be held
on Tuesday, the 27th (lay of Novem-.
ber, 1906, in the Town of Newherry,
Southl Carolina, for Mayor' and A Id
ermnen and1 Tr'ustees of tIhe OraCed
School of thle saiid Town, to serve one
year. said 1Primaryii Elcection to be
conducted according to the rules and
regulations of the Demnocratic party
of the T1own of Newberry, South Car
olina ; the polls to be opened at eight
o'clock A. M., and closed at four
'('lock P. Mf.
ThIer~e will be a separate v'oting pre
cinct in each War'd, as follows:
War'd 1. Council Chamber.
Ward 2. Stor'e of HI. P. Baker.
Ward 3. Office of H-er'ald & News.
Ward 4. St ore room formerly occu
pied b)y J. IH. IHair as a barber shop.
.Ward 5. Near residence of R. E.
The following have been appointed
as Managers for' said election:
WVard 1. F. M. Lindsay, Micheal
Werts, and John Willingham.
Ward 2. Jno. A. Summer, Claude
Dominick,.-and H. P. Baker.
Ward 3. S. N. Noland, G.F. Long,
and J. HI. Hayes.
WVard 4. .. J) avidson, Sam Ful
mer', and( Alber't D)avis.
Ward 5. 0. P. Werts, (1. W. Hlil.
1cr, WV. P. Hair.
The aitention of all andiatie
called to the following section of
'See. 3. The candidates receiving
the majority of all the votes cast for
.the said offices of mayor and aild
crmeni and trustees of the graded
schqol respectively at said election,
shall be declared the nominees of the
democratic party of said town, pro
vided, that on or before twelve oclock
noon oin Friday, November 23, 1000,
each of such candidates shall have
left a written statement ;with the
chairman of the executive committee
that he is a candidate, and that he
will abide the result of such election.
No votes shall be counted for any
candidate who has not so pledged
The candidates are assessed as fol
lows: Mayor Ten Dollars; Aldermen
Two Dollars; Trustee of Graded
School Two Dollars. No pledge will
be accepted from any candidate un
less the proper assessment is paid at
the time of filing said pledge.
By order of the Executive Commit
tee. 0. B. Mayer,
1. 1r. 1Hunt, Chairman.
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
I wvill sell at the residence of tile
late 0ll1V Cook, deceasel, on Thurs
(lay, Novembher 22, 1906, at 10 o'clock
a. n., all the per-sonal IIIoperity of the
said dceeased, consisting of one horse, "
one mule, one wagon, one buggy, far
ming implements, household and
ki!,+-n furitu11ir, corl, fodder, etc.
John L. Cook,
Agent for Heirs.
All persons are hereby warned not
to trespass upon the place in the po%
sessioi of tile undersigned on Bush e
river vigh and one-half miles from
Newberiry on the road to Bush river
church. col ontaiiig 164 1-4 acres ou p
this sile of1, the river n1id adjoining
Mr. .im Epting's place. t
Olie Waites. C
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I 'will
make a final settlement in the pro
bate court for Newberry county on
December 8, 1906, upoij the estate of
J. H. Motes, deceased, and innediate
ly thereafter apply for letters dis
missory, as administrator of said de
ceased. All persons holding claim
against said estate will present, tlie
same by that date duly attested.
F. D. Motes,
NOTICE TO ROAD OVERSEERS. J
All Road Overseers are hereby noti
fied and required to put their roads R
ill condition aid perfroi the labor .
rvqidred by law, before the first day
of December. 1906.
Helreini fa*il not, unidcr pienalty of.
J. Monroe Wicker,
F red .1H. Dom iniick, Supervisor.
'lerk and At toriney.
REGISTRATION NOTICE. .C
Notice is hereby given that the
hooks of regist raition for the Town of S
Newherry, S. C., ar'e nowv open, and
lhe undi(ersignled as Supervisor of D
lHe'ist rat ion for said town will keep
said b,ooks open every day from 9 a.
m. .5 p. mi., ~~i(Sunays ece\Cpted), inl
chiding the 1st day of December, 1906.
Eng. S. Werts,
Supervisor of Registration. Wfi
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. F<
Not ice is hereby given that we, the
iuidersignedl, will make a final set
tirement on the estate of' L. L. Boozer,
decealsed, at Prosperity, S. C., 'on
Tuesday, D)ecembiher 4th, .1906. All J
e: imns to be handed in by that (late.
Pierce 1F. Boozer', ,Jr.
Josel b . Boozer,..
Heirs At Law.
Coal! Coal!! Coal!!!
I am making arrange- Si
ments to establish a coal
yard and will be in posi
tion to supply your wants
for both hard and soft coal.
Should you wish to buy c
your winter supply for
August or September de
livery I would be pleased
to quote you prices. It
See me before buying.
I can deliver any time af.
ter August 15.
S. B. JONES ~o
"WE WATCH IT
Depositors who have dal
into our bank their cunrrer
drafts, with notes for colle<
need to worry about theij
ing. With us
YOUR MONEY IS I
and secure. "We watch il
ble safeguard it so that :
when called for. Your ehece
is banked with us will bi
honored whenever present
4 Per Ce
Interest Paid in Savings
The Bank for Your S
o. M. Kinard, Pres. 0. B. Mayor, Vice-]
erely a matter of spend
xrn, keeps growing easier
-ising after you have praci
eople fall into the habit o
oughtlessly, and imagine
ultivate thoughtfulness ar
)u are bound to succeed.
Ve pay 4 per cent inte
Vhy not open an Accoi
D. DAVENPORT, Pres. M. I
C. CARLISLE, V-Pres. G. E
N new berry,
apital stock paid in.
urplus . . . a
eposits . . . .
We do business an busirn
We extend every consid
ith safe and sound bankii
2ur per cent. paid on d
Department. Fire I
ECURITY LOAN AND II
upplies the best Faciliti
For Saving Money at a Profi
For Building by lustallmenit:
For Buying Land:
For Borrowing Money on Re
et one of Our
will be the means-of your Saving N
a Fund that will buy Land oi
ECURITY LOAN AND II
JAMES N. McC/
r. Boye & Adams Sts.. Newherrv
' and don
k for what
ares. J. Y. McFall, Cashier.
ing less than you
too, becomes sur
:iced it for a while.
f spending money
they cannot save.
d carefulness and
rest on Savings.
y, S. C.
.. SPEARMAN, Cashier
3. CROMER, Atty.
. . 25,000.00
eposits in Savings
J. E. NORWOOD,
E-, s, o.
table Rate of Interest:
Convinced of its Value
loney and accumulating
r Build a House.