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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
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Hold Your Cotton.
Laurens, S. C., Sept. 23rd, '07.
Farmers Union Men:
Do you till the soil? If so, please
stop and think before you rush your
cotton on the market at the present
price. At the first glance it looks
like eleven or twelve cents per pound
for cotton is a fair price. But when
you consider the advance of prices in
every line of business, effecting di
rectly the farming interests of our
state, you will readily see that fifteen
cents, the minimum price fixed by
the Union, is as little as we can afford
to sell our cotton for this eason.
The outlook, from the best authori
ty we can gather in this and other
states, is that there will be a small
crop of cotton' this year. There is
consdierable falling off from last
year's crop in Texas, and some of the
other large cotton growing states.
Texas did riot get a good stand, after
planting as many as three times in
places; and then to add to her mis
fortune, she is sorely distressed by
the bool weevil, which has destroyed
thousands of bales. Louisiana had to
plant and replant her crop of cotton,
and she is not only short in her crop
of cotton but in point of stand also.
And, if I had space and time, I could
show you state after state is short, or
will be short in the present crop of
cotton. I have been through nine
teen counties of this state, and find,
with few exceptions, only a normal
crop of cotton, with no top crop at
all. And izk several counties the crop
is being injured by the rust.
Don't be deceived or misled by the
cotton speculators' old and often re
peated cry of theirs a "Bumper
Crop'' in sight. This has been their
slogan in the past, and will be in the
future if you will only believe it. They
do this in order to seare us into dump
ing our cotton on the market, thus
eausing a never failing slump in pri
ees. To sell our cotton 'at the pres.
* ent prices is not only .financial sui
eide, but it is striking hands with the
greatest and deadliest foes known to
the suth, and direetly playing into
the hands of your worst enemy, and
turning your back on your own
friends, and ruining the union which
you have sworn to protect.
Let all the members of the union
come to the front and stand up like
men of brains, as well as men of cour
age. Let no member of your Sub-Un
ion sell till the minimum price is
reached. If you have some distress
cot'ton in your Subs, let your busi
ness agent make arrangements with
the banker, with whom you deal, to
Thuish eighty per cent of the worth
of the cotton, and the bank hold the
cotton as collateral until the cotton
is sold and the note paid, and thus
hold your cotton, and pay your deb':s
too. If you have given a lien to a
merchant, have your cotton weighed,
and present him with the certificate of
weights, and ask him to credit your
account with .eighty dollars on the
-hundred dollars' worth, and he will
qnot refuse to accommodate you. But
-' I submit in all candor that it is the
best, if you can do so, to arrange
* with each member, where he is forced
to have money, to borrow. the money
*on the cotton, and hold the cotton for
the minimum price.
If you have built union warehouses,
put your cotton in? them, if not, use
the best and nearest warehouse fa
cilities you can get. It will most cer
tainly pay you to pay warehouse and
insurance charges and,hold your cot
ton. We have about one million sev
en hundred thousand members in the
cotton belt, and all in the world wa
*need is self-confidence, and confidence
in each other, and then co-operate
with other unions,. and others states,
if necessary, to make our selling it
bulks a success.
Our state businese agent, W. C
Moore, Greenville, S. C., who is ix
direct communication with one hun
dred cotton factors and spinners, will
be glad to confer with you about sell
-ing your cotton fr you in bulk, and
can save you money by selling yom~
cotton through him. Brother; let me
beg of you not to let the spirit of un
rest and distrust, that usually get:
abroad in our land during the cottor
selling season, influence you in the
least. Be a man and stand to youm
guns, and we are sure of success.
Last season with a thirteen arid
half million bale crop, and minimun
of eleven cents, we not only whippet
the neht and g'ot eleven cents. bui
where our men had the nerve to hold
they g-ot as high as thirteen cents and
,three fourths to fourteen cents per
This is an individual fight, as well
as a collective one; and the question
is not what are they going to do, but
as to what are you going to do ? The
difference, to the farmers of this state
between eleven and fifteen cents cot
ton (based on a million bale crop) is
twenty million dollars, and all you
-have to do is to be loyal to the un
ion, and it is yours.
There never has been a time in the
history of the south, till now, when
the cotton spinners of the world
have invited the cotton producers of
the south to meet them in a three
days' convention. They, the spinners,
say to get closer relations between
the manufacturer and the producer
brother, can't you read the hand-writ
ing on the wall? Don't be deceived
by the cry that the union is not
accomplishing anything in this st -te, i
for we have, or will organize five j
counties in the; n4ar future. We C
also have an organizer in our county t
now at work and the state is now be
ing organized as never before in it3
history. It is a thing of the past in 3
the south that farmers can afford to
sell cotton from the wagon, for the
simple reason that not one in fifty
knows anything' about the different
grades of cotton, and it leaves him
entirely at the merey of the buyer
who may be, or may not be, honest.
Now, in order to be fairly dealt with
in the matter of grading cotton, I
would suggest that each county un
ion in the state elect, or appoint, a
man whose business it shall be to
grade the farmers' cotton, so that we
will know what grade of cotton we
are selling, and what that particular t
grade of cotton is worth on the mar
ket any certain day in the year.
0. P. Goodwin,
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Schedules of passenger trains iu
and out of the Union Station, New- f
berry, S. C.
Southern Trains. t
No. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. m.
No. 12 for Columbia ....10 32 a. m.
No. 18 for Colmbia .... 1.50 p. m.
No.19 for Greenvile .. .. 1.35 p. m.
No. 11 for (enviBe .... 4.42 p. ml. ]
No. 16 for Columbia .... 9.47 p. mn.
0., N. & .Trains.
No. 85 for Laurens ....519 a. .
No. 52 for Greenville ..12 46 p. m.
No. 53 for Columbia .... 3.10 p). m-.
No. 21 for Laurens . ... 7.25 p. m. 5
No. 84 for Columbia .... 8.30'p. m. I
The foregoing schiedules are given a
onily for information, are not guaran
teed and are subject to change with
out notie- t
Juily 15, 1907.a
G. L. Robinson, f
Station Master. t
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Rates from Newberry S. C., as fol
Season Ticket $19.55. Sold daily
April 19th to November 30th.
60 Day ticket $16.306. Sold daily
April 19th to November 30th.
15 day ticket $14.30. Sold daily .
April 19th to November 30th.
Coach Excursion $8.55. Sold each
Tuesday; limit 10 days. Endorsed.
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v General Passenger Agt.
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Passenger TreffBe Manager,
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RALROAD BONDS FOR SALE.
For the purpose of refuiding cer
&in matured railroad Bonds of the
Lugusta, Edgefield and Newberry
ail Road Company and the Colum
ia, Newberry and Laurens Rail Road
ompany, due and owing by Numbers
8, and 9 Townships of -Newberry
ounty, amounting in the aggregate
> $55,300.00, bids are hereby invited
or said issue of bonds, either in
-hole or in part, said bonds to bear
rate of interest of not less than
our and one-half per centum per an
um nor more than six per centum
ier annum and to mature in twenty
Bids for same to'be filed on or be
re the first day of November, 1907.
'he commmisioners reserve the right
o reject any and all bids filed.
Full information as to this issue
ill be furnished upon application to
. Monroe Wicker, County Supervisor
or N'ewberry County or to Fred'HI.
The tar books for Newberry coun
y will be open for the collection of
axes for the fiscal year commencing
anuary 1st, 1907', the 15th'day of
etober, 1907, and will remain open
thout penalty until the 31st day of
eember, 1907. Upon all taxes paid
fter the 31st day of December, 1907,
d before the 1st day of February,
908, a penalty of one per cent will
e added; upon all taxes paid during
te monk of February, 1908, a pen
ty of one per cent will be added and
(.m the 2Sth day of February, 1908,
i the 15th day of March, 1908, in
iiIive, an additional penalty of five
er cent will be added.
The following is the levy:
'or state purposes .... ......41
'or ordinary county purposes .3
'or constitutional schol pur.
poses .... ...... ........3
'or court house ...... .......1-2
Except in the following locality,
here an additional railroad tax has
een levied, viz.:
~ownship No. 1 .... .... ....2
~ownship No. 8 .... .... ....8
~ownship No. 9 .... ...... ..2
Lttorney 's Fee No. 1 ........ 9-20
ttorney's Fee No. 8S...... 4-5
ttorney's Fee No. 9 ........ 2-5
And except in the following school
istricts where special school tax has
ieen levied, viz:
'ewberry No. 1.... .... ....3
Jtopia No. 10 ....... ... ....2
~rosperity No. 14..... ....4 1-4
ig Creek No. 20 ...... .... 2
~omaria No. 26 .......... ...1-2
ittle Mountain No. 30 ......3
~xcelsior No. 35 ....... .....2
~happells No. 39 ...... .....2
TVhitmire No. 52 ...... .....4
on No. 56..............1
A poll tax of $1 has been levied on
,1 male citizens between the ages of
wenty-one and sixty years, except
hose exempt by law.
A tax of 50 cents each levied on all
Persons liable to road duty may
ay a commutation tax of $3, from
he 15th day of October, 1907, to the
.5th day of March, 1908.
All tax payers remember all pro
erty has been listed separately and
)lease see that you have a receipt for
ah piece of property so listed.
Juo. L. 'Epps,
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