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Farmer s Union Bure..u of
-Conducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
WCommunications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C
0 Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
This Farmers Union Bureau was
established for the purpose of meet
ing all false or deceptive newspaper
articles sent out through the press of
the south by Cotton Exchanges and
others for the express purpose of ad
vancing the interest of buyers and
speculators by deceiving cotton grow
Our efforts in this department are
to protect the interest of farmers in
a general way, by sending out a let
ter each week to all county and other
newspapers that will make arrange
ments with the farmers of their see
tions for this letter, jvhicl will be
mailed out every Saturday and re
leased to the press on Tuesday.
Farmers Union Cotton Letter.
Fifteen cents is the minimum for
middling cotton beginning the first of ]
September. One-quarter of a cent
per pound will be added m>nthly.
Island long staple will run from1
42 cents for No. 1, to 27 for No. 4,
with an average of 1-2 a cent per
Since the Farmers Union and the
Cotton Association prices are the I
same *for both lint and cotton seed
and that many merchants and others I
are now taking in and holding cotton I
for the minimu mprice of 15 cents,
this grand concert of action for the I
common good, the business element ,
of the whole south accepts the de- 1
cision and expresses no doubt that
the minimum be reached at an early
date, notwithstanding the gall dis- t
played by the Savannah cotton buy- r
ers in their statement that they would <
get the cotton for 13 cents.
The tub of gall and wrong, against
grit and right is on to a finish and it I
behooves every man in the south to E
stand up for the farmer, for all real- t
ize that what is to the advantage of
the farmer rebounds to the welfate i
of the whole south.
If cotton farmers were not organ-i
ized and in the 'field protecting their
interest, today eotton would be sell-i
ing for 8 cents or less. Show your
Our fall stock is c
this season good:
Cottons before ti
Our black and colored'dress goods:
Big lot to select from. All the brow
Broad Cloth, Voiles, Panamas, Moha
prices possible. A big saving to yoi
ard in quality, prices right. To opei
36 in. Black Taffeta, worth $1.50,
36 ini. Black Taffeta worth $1-35, a
36 in. Black Poi de soie, wo'rth $1
. Colored Silks lower th1at the lowest
Our Millinery stock is now ready f
lady, old and young, in town and cot
pared to save you money on every
Kathryne Flourney will be pleased te
pleasure in showing you the newestc
mings. Call to see us often.
You must be plea
the Right Price S
manhood, boys, and stand up for one
No! the Farmers' Union cannot
prevent some cotton farmers from
acting the foul and letting their cot
ton go at a price below the minimum
when they can help it.
But all loyal conservative business
farmers know that the minimum of
15 cents will be much easier reached
this year than any minimum set be
We are in possession of facts and
data to prove that 15 cents will not
eover the actual cost of production
to a considerable territory in cotton
in most all the states west of the
Kississippi and also a lot of sections
in all the states east of the Missis
In addition to reports from local
anions all over the cotton belt, the
?ommittee on minimum prices had the
?(-unsel of a large number of can
assers who had canvassed all the
?otton states. These canvassers are
,mong our best practical farmers and
are not the kind of men that could
ifford to fool or deceive themselves
Pay Your'Debts Through the Ware
Instead of one thousand warehous
?s as we have stated before, the Far
ners Union authorities on this sub
ject now make the statement that the
Farmers Union now owns and opera
tes more than two thousand ware
iouses, and building more.
Now these warehouses were put up
.o take are of the cotton by insur-j
ng it from loss from both fire and the
eather by men who are able to hold I
:heir cotton, as well as to furnish a
,var by which those that are in debt
Iay store their cotton and draw
.ighty per cent of its current price
md pay their debts without placing
heir cotton on the market at forced 1
;aLe at ruinous prices to all owners of
otton. The Farmers Union discour
iges the system of growing mortgag
d cotton crops, and will not stand4
.or the mean practice of some who
ftore their cotton at the expense of
heir creditors after debts are due.
7o! you cannot ride the Farmers Un
on horse over many roads like that;
rou cannot be a good Farmers Union
nan and not pay your bills when due
f you can possibly do so.
Another cause for a short crop that
s likely to deceive the people is that
L very large area of cotton has been
:omplete in ever)
3 in many line at
ae present rise in
are the newest in weave and colors.
ns, blues, greens and garnets in
irs and Suitings at the very lowest
1.Our silks are up to the stand
1 the season we give you
at $1.19 yd.
-35 at 95C yd.
or inspection, and we want every
mnty to see this line. We are pre
purchase. Mrs. Hair and Miss
i have you call, and will take great
>f the new, in shapes and trim
tsed here for its <
tore your headqi
replanted two or more times and that
the seed used for this replanting was
generally very poor seed from the
pismature last- picki,-,s, which can
iever make a full crop.
There is more late, stalky, thinly
fruited, shanky, deceptive looking re
planted cotton in the cotton states
than was even known before.
No doubt about this prediction that
if we have an early killing frost, cot
ton will go to 29 cents in 24 hour,
The class of men that met at Little
Rock to name minimum prices for the
south's great money crop cotton was
not a body of grafters met to name
prices on their people's products,
but they were conservative reason
able and right thinking men from the
ranks of the farmers who grow the
products they price. These farmers
who met at Little Rock were a slee
tion from that easy going class of
mnen-farmers----that have never ask
,d for much of this world's goods and
of course never got much of. this
world's goods though they dig it out
of the ground.
About Cotton Schools.
The committee on education at the
NTational Convention of the Farmers
Union recommended the teaching of
a. special course on grading and clas
;ifying cotton at all the state agricul
tural schools in the south.
Clemson Agricultural College at
Clemson College, S. C., has just es
tablished a special course in its tex
tile department for the purpose of
teaching the elassification and grad
ing of cotton and may-also add to this
ranch warehouse book-keeping. Any
)ther information fn this subject
rnay be had,by addressing Prof. Dog
ret", Textile Department, Clemson
College. S. C.
All you cotton growers that have
been kicking about being robbed by
the arbitrary gr.ading of buyers,-;are
IOw up against a good proposition to
protect your interest in this matter
and you should now stand up wtith
this cotton school plan or hush up.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry, S. C., for the week
ending September 14, 1907.
B-J. W. Brents, Mr. N. Benjimin,
Mfiss Angeline Bone.
n-Mr. Reddie Currie..
D-Mr. B. S. Davenport.
G-Miss Mamie I. Gantt, Miss El
/line, quaity rig
prices as low as
prices, so we mn
Men's Pants al
We have extra value in this
to $2.49 will certainly please ti
to know how clieap she bot it.
suit, come to-the Right Price
We have added this line sim
buy them right, having them a
trunk at 98c. to the big flat toj
please in price and quality. Cc
We have this line bot as lowe
cotton is high, the price of oui
need call. We have any thing
5c each to the finest woolens.]
>ur business and
aarters for Dry C
THE RIGHT I
H-Mr. S. J. Harper.
J-Mrs. John M. Johnson, Mrs.
Ib-Miss Nettie Leonhart, Mr Leon
M-Mr. Johnnie John Mellanner
ry. Miss Maybelle Moore.
R--Mrs. Nancy Rook, Mr. Wright
S-Mr. R. E. Satcher, Miss Adamay
W-Mrs. Eugenia Williams, Mr. C.
Persons calling for these letters
will please say that they were adver
Chas. J. Purcell, P. M.
Woman's Place in France.
A Paris correspondent of the Brook
lyn Eagle writes: Great progress is
taking place in the opinion -.hich
Frenchmen have of women. The fact
that Madame Berthelot was buried at
the Pantheon with her .husband prov
es it., That would never ,have been
permitted even twenty years ago. The
scientist followed -the example of
Gen. Grant in refusing to be buried
where his wife could not be by his
side. There is a precedent in. the
fact that a woman was buried in a
place she would not have occupied if
she had not been the wife of a great
man-Mrs. Gladstone, who is buried
in Westminster Abbey, by the side of
the great statesman.
An Ideal Sitter.
A Washington artist, while sketch
ing in North Carolina, was one day
in search of a suitable background of
dark pines for a picture, says Har
per's Weekly. At last he found the
precise Situation he was seeking, and
best of all, there chanced to be a pret
ty detail in the figure of an old wo
man in Ilie foreground.
The artist asked the old woman to
remain seated until he had sketched
her. She assented with the greatest
good nature; but in a few minutes
asked. how long the artist would be.
"Oh, only aboil+ n rq--arter of an
hour," he answer-.1.
Three minutes ur so late:- the old
darkey again inquired -this time with
manifest anxiety-how long the oper
ation of sketching would take.
I"Not long,'' was the reassuring re
[ply,'"but why do you ask so anxious
."Oh, .uthin,' sah,'' the old woman
ht, price right.
ever, we having
vite you to comE
aid Boys' Suits.
line, a boy's suit of us at $r.49
ie Lad and make mother emile
If your Boys need a good school.
store. men's pants priced eight.
ply because we had a chance to
t prices from a 26 inch zink
canvas ones. We are sure to
me and take a look.
as ever and while you know
-'under wear is low. When in
in this ine from baby wraps at
Extra sizes a specialty.
we will surely d<(
hastened to respond. "only I's sittii
on an ant-hill, sah."
Notice is hereby given that we w
make a settlement on the person
property of J. W. Humbert, decease
in the office of the Probate Judge f<
Newberry county on Thursday, t]
10th of October, '1907, at 11 o'cloe:
M. M. Humbert,
Jno. M. Kinard,
Sept. 9th, 1907.
TO SUPPLY Y
A SHIPMENT OF LEATHE
PED US IN APRIL, HAS JUST A
SHIPMENT UP AS LOST AND H
HAVE TWICE AS MUCH AS W1
CARRY ANY OVER AND WE W]
PRICE THAT WILL MOVE IT.
AS TO GAlS
WE FIND MANY PEOPLE WH
STITCHED BELTS GANDY BEL'
FERENCE UNTIL THEY HAVE
BELTING IS STAMPED WITH T
BELT-EVERY TEN FEET, NON
WARE OF IMITATIONS. WE CA
AND CAN GIVE YOU ANY OTHE
We are prepai
bot the bulkof o
Sand share the i
Our Shoe stock is overflowinga
block, and more coming, so we mt
if you buy Shoes of us now that
price and quality. Knowing it's
have decided to cut the prices n'
ways in our Shoe department. C
your money to do double duty C
Infant soft soles in every style.
Cotton Gjoods, Goo
One lot 40 in. Sheeting worth
One lot good checked Homespn~
One lot good Outing, your moz
One lot best Outing worth 12%
Prints, Percales, Bleachings ant
This line is beautiful. We are
member we make the price right]
)so. Come ear3
Shoes and Notic
an Reasons Enough.
You can't show me a single reason
growled the man, why we should
[ stay down here for the month of
d What! cried his wife, pointing to
r I their quartet of marriageable daugh
ie ters; I can show you single reasons.
Editor-Who wrote this Teddy bea
-Assistant-I think it was the last
'OUR NEEDS FOR
R BELTING AND WHANG, SHIP
RRIVED, WE HAD GIVEN THIS
AD,DUPLICATED ORDER, NOW WE
i EXPECTED, WE DO NOT CARE TO
LL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF A
0 QONSIDER ALL CANVAS
'S AND DO NOT KNOW THE DIF
USED IT A WMT. ALL GANDY
HE MARK-THE GENUINE GANDY
E GENUINE WITHOUT IT. BE
RRY 4 TO 12 IN 4 PLY IN STOCK
E SIZES MADE ON SHORT NO
red to show you
ur Dry Goods and
~nany big values
vith value. Every space is chock-a
ust have the room. This means that,
we will give you big inducement in.
a little early for winter - Shoes, we
aw, so a.little money will go a long
~ome early and grasp a chance for
)ur Shoes are solid or another pair free.
Buy now and save money.
d Quality, Low Price!
Mc, our price 6%6c. yd.
n worth 634c., our price 5c. yd.
ey's worth, our price 5c. yd.
c. our price 9c. yd.
1 Fleeces lower thazn the lowest.
showing some swell numbers. Re
/ and often. Make