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Farmers Union Bure u of
-Conducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Eduea
tional and Co-Operation Union.
SWCommunications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C
S:ribling, Pendleton, S. C.
At the second annual meeting of
the South Carolina division of the
Farmer's Union held at Greenwood
25-27 of July, about 850 members were
present in executive session.
These men of the farms wore up
on their countenances a determined
look that means much. They feel
confident of their ability to maintain
the positition they have taken in man
aging the.ir own affairs in their own
way and their success verifies this
National President C. S. Barrett of
Atwater, Ga., addressed -the meeting
at 8 o'clock for a period of two hours.
Among other things, he said the un
ion was now more harmonious than
any others farmers' organization had
ever been in the south before. The
average growth of the union is now
over 3,000 members a day, some days
it reaches 5,000 and 6,000, new mem
bers. The enrolled membership now
is over one and a half million.
None of the state organizations
have any debts and there is more or
less money in the treasury of every
state oiganization. The national
.treasurer has considerable money to
One of the most important things
in connection with the Farmers' un
ion is the tale now current that the
organization is affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor. Much
has been said about this matter of
affiliation with the general federa
tion and the attitude of many good
and conservative men on the outside
has been undecided towards the or
ganization jpending a statempnt of
its position. President Barret was
asked this question: "Is the Farmers'
Educational and Cooperative Union
affiliated with the American Federa
tion of Labor?" The answer was
"No," and in his address 'to the
meeting here he cautioned the mem
bers to "go slow about affiliating
with any organization.'' He further
said: "Why shold we affiliate when
the Farmers' union is now strong
enough' and powerful enough to ae
complish any thing that it wants to
that is just and right?"'
The second session of the Farmers'
union opened at 9 o'clock last night.
Pres. 0. P. Goodwin called the meet
ing to order and introduced Hon. G.
M. Davis of Atlanta, Ga., state or
ganizer of the Georgia disvision. Mr.
Davis was the sole speaker of the
levening - and spoke for about two
hours. He made a good, sound, prac
tical talk, and one that the delegates
have talked about more 'than that of
any other. He spoke of the- harmon
*ious working of the Georgia union
and told of the magniflcent appro
priation by the state of Georgia for
agricultural district schools and urg
ed that South Carolina take steps
alon~g th's-same -line. He said: "You
know everybody says the farmer won't
stick, but the farmers of Georgia who
won't stick to the union get stuck.''
In regard to the .high price of cotton,
he said that 25-cent cotton would ruin
the farming interests of the South.
It xau:a cause the mill pxple to qm1'
si mingil a;ya at go to podt:iing-:
Speak'ing e.f polities and men -
moQoted u et': >n of polisc ndaning
the orga-ni;: ien of any o: panis:tiona
''That as the national goverma!at hias
instituted a strict quarantine against
cattle ticks, so the Farmers' union
had- instituted a strict quarantine
against polities.'' At the close of his
speech the evening meeting closed.
The first meeting today was called;
to order at 9 o'clock. The court house
-was well filled.
Hon. T. T. Wakefield of Anderson.:
~president of the Anderson county un
ion and vice president of the state
divisioii, introduced the following res
olution as the work of the committee
on the operation in cotton -baling,
handling and marketing. The resolu
tion is as follows:
"We favor a system of uniform
baling of eotton into packages of 24
inches wide by 36 inches long; that
the cotton be covered neatly and se
curely with any serviceable wrapping,
our preference being g'ven to cotton
wrapper; that we approve the cotton
union system of marketing cotton.''
- tl11a. in.. National President C.
s. Arrt made an 'address to the
general public in the court house. He
stated among other things that he
had talked Farmers' union so mueli
that he had about forgotten every
thing else he ever knew. He said the
Farmers' unions of the south now
own and opera.te 1,000 warehouses of
their own. "We do not own or operate
any stores.'' he said. The man who
+o' stick himself is the one who i
aln;ays sayin:g the other fellow won't
tiek. The old farmer has ot enl,u1
of partizan polities. The Farmners
union stands for more improvemeni
in rural sc(hools. Only one of the
whole numier of the present nationa
oficials of the Farmers' union has ev
er held any political office or been iti
polities. The following officers were
elected at an executive session thi
President. 0. P. Goodwin, Laurens
Vice president, T. T. Wakefield
Secretary-treasurer, B. F. Earle
Chaplain. A. B. Black, Greenville.
A state organizer is to be elected
by the executive committee at a later
late. Quite a number of delegate
have expressed their desire for the
Georgia organizer, Mr. Davis, and il
is probable that an effort will be made
to secure his servi(es in this state.
The other officers are: H. T. Camp
bell, doorkeeper; S. W. Wideman
conductor; J. Wade Dixson, and W.
E. Hopkins, sergeants-at-arms, exec
utive committeemen, J. B. Pickett, W.
L Anderson, J. C. Roggs, W. C
Brown, W. L. Kennedy. Delegate tc
the national meeting at Little Rock
September 3, J. C. Stribling of Pen
dleton. Delegates to the Cotton Grow
ers' and Spinners' convention, W. C.
Moore, T. T. Wakefield, J. Belton
Watson. M. A. Mahaffey, J. B. Pick
ett, 0. P. Goodwin, W. L. Anderson
W. E. Hopkins, C. D. Smith.
The city of Elmira, where one of
Mark Twain's homes is situated, can
supply first hand some examples of
that noted humorist's particulai
brand of wit. An Elmira lady tells
the following story which was related
to her by a member of the Twain fam
Mark Twain sauntered in one day
from having performed the duty c". a
formal call and was discovered by his
wife to be innocent of either collar oi
"Do you mean to 'tell me that you
went calling in that condition?''
Oh. I can make it all right, my
dear," he remonstrated, and forth
with sent round his neckwea.r by a
servant, with directions that it might
stay for an hour.''-St. Louis Repub
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t. Columbia, S. C.
Graqd Julu Clearance Sale!
We have too many summer goods, and rath
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the price on them RED HOT. This sale com
mences Friday 12th, and includes all colored
summer Dress Goods, Colored Parasols, La
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and Flowers, Summer Clothing, Men's Low.
Quarter Shoes. We sell Domestic Sewing Ma
chines $25.00, New Defender Drop Head
Sewing Machine $17.93, Machine warranted
Just received our 32nd car, making 3,555
bbls. choice Tennessee Flour, and while it lasts
goes for best patent $5.35, half pat. $4.90.
Every barrel guaranteed to give satisfaction.
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They are also agents for Laurens Steam
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We cntantly preach PURITY.
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