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Farmer's Union Bureau o
-Conducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
SOCommunications intended for thi
department should be addressed to J.
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
The Making Up of Good Mon.
01r1 friends are here to tell 1
about our good qualities and sueces:
Our enemies are useful to tell o
our bad doings and where we iak
Our enemies shake the structure a
the very foundations of our chara<
ter as we are building the man a
monhood, and thus develope the flaw
and weak places that we may, wit
the aid of our friends, strengthe
our weak places.
In the devolpment and training u
of our leaders the Farmers' Unio
both enemies and friends are usefu
Becuase youl are a ieiber of
strong Farmers' Union, whose mini
bers are of the strJgest, don't foc
youiself into doin , some dirty triek
thinki your Union will uphold yol
in it--tlhey Thuld not and will no
If the late frost in April killed ou
the potato hug. would it take some
thing like a freeze in June to kill of
he t'wo-le'ged humbugs?
The reason why we don't hav
more to say about growing crops i
becauise farmers are ahead on th
knowledge of how to produce goo(
erops, but miserably behind on tho
knowledge of how to market thei
We all can understand why an ov
er-production of perishable crops in
variably terminates in loss to pro
ducer..! But in tle ease of eitton ai
imperishable article and 4nle of th
best collaterals, and a current arti
cle of trade the world over shoul
not stiffer deprivation in value i
producers have warehouse facilitie
for storing their eotton.
Instead of reasonably large crop
of cotton bring less money to pr<
ducers, as has been the ease heretc
fore, it is one of the prime object
(if tle Farmers' Union in the sout
to now handle the selling end of thei
crops by protecting theiselves with
strong system of warehouses tha
will insure cotton growers against tl
unreasonable practice of getting les
money for good crops than we hav
been getting for poor crops.
Be Humble and Thankful.
Just. because the Farmers' Unioi
is now very str)nt1 and powerful. itl
members m;us%t 114t act the fool bi
trv inl t., ruin stm" l eessa Ov ell
patiin just imply because S0m
ellier hkas i erude acaist soNu
one enigag.ed inu that business.
InsIte'ad if' beiinr haugtyt and tyr
fir e4ntto!.. V4ou sh4illli e liui llle aint
thankful to the (God of equity fo
your' deliverance out of the wilder
tess of brambles and thorns that vou
have beeni wandering anmd st rugl in;
h,ro'uIh fo r over forty yeari s.
Rieember thle mistake that Mose:
madle in his manner oif tapp~ing th<
rock for water for his people jus
when he was in sighit of the Promis
ed Land and the penalty lhe paid fo:
this mistake ir~ n1ot beintr allowed thi
phii4asure i and prii leie oif en tern n
this land of peace fall plenty lie hat
wandered so long to possess. Farm
ers be humble and conscious that yoi
and your organizations may li.ve ti
see our lovely sonuthland restored t<
its5( ii inal greatniess and p11eace amii
plenty, that all it peiple may enjo;i
the fruits of Cthle gooi(d work of othe
The Circulating Country Peddler an
About this time of year the count r
is usually in fested with a roving her
oft peddlers and traveling agentu
mnany' of which are as unserupulou
according to their calibre as th
worst cotton exchange or WVall stret
gambler. Perhaps the most numeu
ous class of these scamps are tihe pei1
(iers that deal out to the simp1
minded, irgnorant (class of peopi
of' merchandise at an advance of ovc
double t.he price that as good or be
ter' articles could be had in nearhi
stores or at the places where the a
tieces are made. But the slieket
duck of the whole gang and the or
wvhose rascality is .best pr'ot.ected an
covered up for the longest period ml
deteoted, is the unscrupulous Fru
The farmer who hias been eaugi
as a victim of a common cheap pci
dier will get over this spe11 as qui<
as lie .would an ordinary bad cold<
can get in contact with a brigi
neighbor. But if some of our brigl
ter ela.p of farmers have cauh
f case of fruit tree agent malady from
an unscrupulous agent he is in it foi
a siege of from three to ten years be
fore he can recover. We have beforc
. us positive evidence to establish th<
fact that some of our best farmeri
have bought and paid for-supposed
to be and some few were of-bes
varieties of apples and other fruit
trees. And after planting them in theil
best soil and cultivvating some o1
0them for ten years and all the while
dreaming over the prospects of the
f luscious fruits shown to them in the
picture book by the fruit tree agent
when they bought lo and behold thE
f confiding farmer who has labored
for ten years in good faith, reacl
out and gather a little seedling ap
ple not larger than a hickory nut
that tastes like the bark of the
tree. One farmer that bought
only ono "extremely rare cher
ry tree'' at a high price iq
now paying the penalty for his folly
by seeing a fine crop of barren chest
nut burrs grow on the tree where the
fine ''rare cherries'' ought to grow.
The remedy for this is to get to
gether in your organization, find out
just what you want and make your
orders direct from reliable nursery
mien at much less cost. Good reliable
nurserymen are to be found nowadays
all over the country that you run no
risk in dealing with direct, who can
not afford to guarantee trees that
pass through the hands of these ir
responsible agents who are known to
grow large stocks of seedlings of
their own to mix in among good trees
from reliable nurseries.
Mr. J. C. Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Dear Sir: After our convention at
Greenville, where I saw so much en
thusiasm and determination on the
part of the representatives, I feel
. very hopeful for the future success
of our Union. While I realize that
conventions and conferences are
worthless unless their recomnenda
tions are carried out, unless the rep
resentatives go home to their subs
C and explain the intentions and pur
poses of their deliberations and there
by enthnse their members and get
them to think and act along the lines
_ mapped out.
- I think I see lasting good for us
s by meeting together at Greenville, so
b let.'s go to work as we never done be
r fore-intelligently, systematically and
I persistently-to upbuild and elevate
t the Farmers' Union to a plane where
a it will command the respect of the
a business world and, after doing this,
prove our faith by our works and
make no demands that are not just,
but show to every leg-itimate business
that we respect their rights and de
mand that they respect ours.
With tle fight which we have be
fore us with graft and greed which
has been and is, without one vestige
of remorse. stealing from us the
Just retwards of' our labor, it would
he well for us to rememnber- that, to
the strongt the battle, to the victor
the spoil, to thle swift the race and
toilhe d evil thle hindmost, so it he
hloaves us to be up and (doing-show
.ing to each indiv.idual member what
his duty as a union man is--that he
is one cog in the wheel of unionism,
and that in failing to perform his
part he impedes the progress of the
Let us place men in the offices who
fill the measure of a man to the full
est extent. Men whose honor money
-cannot buy nor politics p)olhutc-not
men who place themselves on parade
like a peacock in May and when the
show is ove'r there is nothing (lone,
but men like the lHon. J. C. Stribling
and "that genial, big-hearted, thor
Weprovide easy terr
We enable borrower:
ein Monthly Installment
eallowed to meet obliga
It is cheaper than pa:
Sto save money to buy a
If you want to save n
Stake a Security Contra
Call on A. J. Gibson,
Treasurer, at office, cc
k strtiets, neXt door td 0
oughbred Union Man, B. Harris, of
Pendleton, S. C.
J. H. Brown.
We dmur, for the reason that in
the Greenville meeting there wore
many men who had done equally as
effective, if not more work, than eith
er myself or Mr. Harris. I am sure
there were many a member more cap
able men at Greenville if their friends
would get in behind them and nerve
them up to their duty. E(itor.
Jamestown Exposition, Norfolk, Va.
For the above occasion the Char
leston and Western Carolina railway
will sell cheap round trip tickets. For
rates, etc., see ticket agent or write
G. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examin'ation for the award of
vacant. Sclolarsliips in Winthrop
College and for the admission of new
Students will be held at tle County
Court Hmiuse on Friday, July 5, at 9
a. m. Applicants must be not less than
fifteenl years of age. Whea Scholar
ships are vacated after July 5, they
will be awarded to those making ithe
highest averagc at this examination,
provided they meet the eondit-ions
governing the 'award. Applicants for
Scholarships should write to Presi
dent Johnson before the examination
for Scholarship examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The 'next session will
open September 18, 1907. For further
informniation and catalogue, address
Pres. .D. B. Johnson, Rock lill, S. C.
Force themV No-aids dhem. Ra
mon's treatment of Liver Pills and
Tonic Pellets strengthens the liver
and digestive organs so that they do
their own work and fortifies your con
stitution against future trouble. En
tire treatment 25 cents.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement on the estate
of J. W. Perkins, deceased, on the
3rd day of Juiie, 1907, 46 the pro
hate court, and will immediately
thereafter apply for letters dismis
sory as executor of said estate.
All persons holding claims against
said estate will present them by that
J. T. McCullough,
4t 1taw. Executor.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestown
Ter-Centennial Exiosit ion, Norfolk,
On account of fhie above occasion
the following instrutdions will gov
ern the sale of rouind trip tickets to
Norfolk, Va. from Ntwvberry, S. C.
Season t icket-$1 9.55. This ticket
will he sold daily A pril 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final,
date to leave Norflok returning De
cember 15th, 1907.
60 day ticket-$16.30. This ticket
wvill he0 sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
(late to leave Norfolk returning six
ty (60) days from ante of sale and
not lated than december 15th, 1907.
Fifteen day ticket--$14.30. This
ticket iwli be sold daily April 19th
to and including~ November 30th,
1907, final date to leave Norfolk re
turning fifteen (15) days from date
Coach Excusion ticket-$8.55. This
ns of payment.
s to accumulate a fund
s, on which interest is
tions at maturity.
ring rent. If you want
t home take a Security
loney for any purpose
ct. It pays.
Asstant Secretary and
>rner Boyce and Adams
ID INVE8TMEK, TO,
"Company, Attention 1"
" For recreation you will now
listen to a story from head
quarters." CAPT. REXALL, Adj.
THE HUMAN LOCOMOTIVE.
A certain man, because ho
was so strong and hearty, Im. -
agined lie was a locomotive.
There was, lie thought, no limit
to his vitality.
lie regarded his stomach as
the firebox. All he had to do
was to keep the firebox full.
He followed the Mississippi
steamboat plan, and crowded
everyold thing into his stomach.
One day when he was pulling
a heavy load the firebox didn't
burn right, so the Ilunian Lo
comotive stopped to investigate.
He found the flues choked,
the firebox full of clinkers, and
so stuffed with fuel that it
couldn't even s;how a red gllm
Somebody told him to keep a
clean fire with a good draught,
and feed it regularly, with only
a certain quantity at a time.
He was further advised to
use Rexall Dyspepsla Tablets
for the purpose of putting him
self in first-class shape.
le did as lie was told, and
was soon able to pull and haul
as well as ever. Besides he
puffed less under a heavy load.
Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets
are absolutely guaranteed to
Cure all thedistressing forms
of Dyspepsia and Indiges
tion, gr we'll pay for all the
medicine you take.
Prios, 25o.,at our store- or by mail.
GILDER & WEEKS
o Consideroloin toU
AIM AND EFFORT.
ur customers and customers of our frienr
right for a superstructure, but steady custd4
usiness. That's what we have worked for.
t attract the most economical housekeep~
treatment holds them. Doing this we dispL.
rhere is no Friendship in Business." Am
tong without customers than without frien
ers who have traded here for the past 20 ye
LACE TO TRADE IS AT
ticket is not god in sleeping, Pull
man, or Parlor ears, and will be sold
on Tuesday of each week during per
iod of the exposition, final date to
leave Norfolk returning ten (10)
days from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
or call on us.
OHARLESTON & WESTERN UAR
Schedule in effect January 27, 1907.
Lv. Newberry (C. N. & L.) 12:36 p. m.
Ar. Laurens 1:42 p.m.
Lv. Laureis (C. & W. C.) 2:10 p. m.
Ar. Greenville 3:35 p. m.
Lv. Laurens 2:07 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 3:40 p.m.
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry) 3:50 p. in.
Ar. Henderson.ville 6:25 p. m.
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m.
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 1:50 p. m.
Ar. Greenwood 2:46 p. m.
Ar. McCormick 3:40 p. m.
Ar. Augusta 5:30 p. m.
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
gusta, Laurens and A%heville, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
ville Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville. S. C.
Since the Fire
Art and Variety Store
has reestablished busi
ness on Main street,
across from the Salter
Our new stock of,
goods coming in.
Come and see our
special bargains o i
our spank fresh stock.
You will save money and get a
better roof by using
Slate colored--contains no tar
e asily laid-a rooning kit free.
Spark, water, gas, heat and cold
pro.Lasta long and looks well.
D)on't take an imitation.
* o utass fore a ent.stap. nyv tate -
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We make friends of o
Transient trade is all
is thie foundation of a b
We sell for prices tha
and our fair and square
of the statement that "
had better try and get a
We have many customn
and all will tell you the