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Farmer s Unicn i3ure u of
-Condueted by the ---
outh Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
g'Communications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Cotton Holiers Keep Cool.
From every quarter of the cotton
belt comes the cheering news that
every man it seems, who can possibly
do so, is holding down the lid on his
coton for farmers' prices.
We have a kind of mixed feeling
fe." all the unfortunate cotton far
mers who have been forced to mark;
et this crop of their cotton at the
sepculators price. But if they will
take this' lesson to their profit in the
future they may have paid well for
the lesson and may be this fact will
make the lesson last longer. Whilst
we feel sorry for the helpless cotton
sell -r we are feeling good over the
cheering news that is daily coming
into this office from all over the Cot
ton States. I regret that we have
not the room for one tenth of these
c eering letters. Here is an extract
from a business letter to this office
from President T. S. Miller of the
Farmers Union Warehouse Co., of
Gatesville, Te1as, dated Nov. 23:
"Our county made 56,000 bales
last year, think will make 17,000 this
year, 99 1-2 per cent gathered.
"Union and non-union men hold
ing about 9,000 bales for the 15c.,
"Ali the street eotton buyers and
ma;y of the merchants fighting us
to a inish.
Our 'local banks closed down on
both cotton buyers and farmers. re
f usin to furnish any money to 'the
farmer, or cash warehouse certifi
eates, the latter for 20 days or more.
The banks are now supplying cash
fr the iocal buyers, but w%I not cash
our certificates yet-say they will
"Business very quiet in all lines
and the Farmers Union blamed for
the whole thing. I tell them we are just
now getting ready to fight: we start
ed in for 15e. and we going to have 1
it. With best wishes I am,
" T. S. Miller.''
More Financiere Than k.woey.
Lessons We Learn as We g4 Along.
The great question for cotton grow
ers in the future is how to avoid the
evil of New York panics and cotton
exchanges. Cotton growers have
learned a lesson during this last mon
ey panic that they should turn to
their profit in the future by giving
p New York the go-by an-d strain every
nerve to establish direct trade with
Sforeign countries on the Farmers'
Cotton Union plans, by establishing
a complete chain of home cotton
warehouses in the south an auxiliary
feeders for at least two foreign stor
age stations to begin with-one in
Manchester and one in Bremen.
The dire legal robbery inaugurated
by New York cotton exchange and
so>me New York banks as well as
some solithern banks who were no
doub L in league with the whole gang
to force weak cotton on the market
Sat ruinous prices to the grower is the
limit to the cotton growers endur
ance. We must now stop talking
and passing unity resolutions and go
to doing something that will count.
We have got enough of this New
-York skinning game to bury the last
sp'ark of hope and confidence any of
us ever had in New York.
Going to Manchester and Bremen
ith farmers' cotton is our last re
y. Already some of our treach
erous newspapers are aiming deadly
blows at this new movement of farm
e, which bark only when approach
f danger comes along.
These papers are warning farmers
against these sales ofices abroad on
account of the distance from home'
and a lot of other silly objections.
These are days of progress. Tele
graph.~ telephones and cables aeros
the waters to do business with and
long range guns to fig'ht with.
Manchester and Bremen are now
as near by wire to the cotton fields
of the south as New York or Norfolk
was 40 years ago. Our war vessels
afew years ago did. their fighting
ne to five hundred yards apart,
ow they do it from one to 15 miles
art. The business and systems of all
her occupations are reaching out
dbroadening in space. Why not the
ton grower keep up with the trend
the timres? Our Farmer's Cotton
ion is the offspring of a more
lligent and prog'ressive effort of
entton firmers to wi'rd1 the
n his just profits that have bc.n
to other who have no right to
ii I V IC'.no l (1 r i:e individuaI
n gr owers t 'prfct) th is bu,i
lliess. \V ill Il11 1"1)\'weriS ('0 1111it
S1rUst tilhe' sp)eculatorN or will 11ev
place their trust in themselves ?
Ever Think About This?
That. whenever an enemy of the
Farmers Union sends out a man to
disrupt the Union you may expect
this hired disturber among you to be
no ordinary man. He is sure to be
one among the shrewdest and best
qualified disturbers among you that
can be had.
From evidence in hand, and close
watching, it is our opinion that our
South Carolina Farmers' Union has
one of these very extraordinary,
shrewd. slick disturbers within its
ranks now, who is trying to grease
his way into the confidence of the
Union by cheap wit and a few gray
haired jokes. He has already suc
ceeded in winding one of our weak
officials around his bad finger and
using him to create all the vile he
can to disrupt the Union. Just how
this old ''Bowzer'' got in the Union
we do not know. Some members
think he got in through a crack some
doark night, but his large bay win
dow precludes this theory. At any
rate he is surely in the wrong pew,
as his own words prove him eligible
for high rank in the Aunanias club
and unfit for the Union. I am not
allowed to write his name here, but
look out for him, you'll know him by
his looks and voice; same as you
know a hog by his nose and grunt, or
an ass by his ears and bray. Boys,
corral him and let's have. some fun
while we are waiting on 15c.' cot
ton, by giving this old imposition
the grand bounce out of the Union.
Ailanta, Ga., Nov. 25. 1907.
Mr. J. C. Stribling, 'Sec'y., Pendle
ton, S. C.
Dear Sir: Your bulletin received
this morning. We note that you
credit F. S. Chrouder with a poem,
which you will !fi'nd on pages VII
VIII, of "Agriculture for the Com
mon iSchools," copy of which we
mail you under separate cover. It is
is signed by J. B. Hunnicutt. and the
book is copyrightedi. Kindly give
redit in your next bulletin and have
all papers who used the poem to do
the same. Of course did this inad
vertently -and we do not hold it
against you in the least. __
Wishing you continued success, weJ
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0 Fruits of all kii
for your Thank
+ - THE FRESHEST!
h ,' :1ll(Jo mlh li t( l ;(I('n wom asI
party mentioned and I cheerfully
make all necessary appology for be
ing taken in by this false prophet. We
are the Iasi man to ever attempt to
take away credit from our honored
friends memory. the late J. B. Hun
Notice is hereby given that the
County Board of Commissioners for
Newberry county will hold its regu
lar annual meeting on the 9th day
of January, 1908. All persons hold
ing demands of any kind against
said county, not previously pres ilt
ed to the board, shall file the same
with the clerk of the board on or be
fore the first day of January next, so -
that they may be examined and or
dered to be paid at the a:nual meet
Notice is also given that said board
will receive applications until first
of January for the position of county
J. Monroe Wicker,
H. C. Holloway, . Supervisor.
Dec. 5th, 1907.
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ent for any of your
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ome Jap Vases, Cracker
, Work Baskets, Collar
ove Boxes, Toilet Sets,
Horses, Doll Furniture,
ears, Buffaloes, Lanterns
Fire Wagons, Cannons,
ery $1.00 purchase
an the rest do.
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