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* FARX-ERS' UNION BUREAU. *
* All communications for this *
* Department should be address
* ed to T. L. Clinkscales, Honea *
* Path. J. B. Douthit, or J. C. *
* Stribling, Pendleton, S. C. *
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Many Cotton Farmers Are Slaves.
Some wise man has already sa'd
that it belongs to the negro to grow
mortgaged cotton crops; and a prc
gressive white man to live a free. and
independent life by growing home
supplies and use cotton only as cash
balance. No one having a reasonable
calculat;on can. deny the ' statement
that it requires the best business tact
and extraordinary good judgment to
buy corn, meat, hay, mules, clothing,
guano, and all groceries necessary to
1fil the absolute needs of the force that
goes to grow the cotton crop, and then
market this one crop-cotton-in a
busiess way to have 'a reasonable
prdfit to the grower of cotton suffi
cient to buy for cash all these sup
plies for another cotton crop.
If the "all cotton crop" farmer dor
not make clear profit enough out of
his cotton to pay cash for his supplies
for the next crop, he has drifted into
the slave class of cotton growers.
In the out-set, the man that buys
everything that is necessary to grow
a crop of cotton with, on credit, pits
himself against he business qualifica
tions of his supply men, and the trea
cherous "weather man," too, which
forces%seven tenths of the time buyers
into the slave or lean class of cotton
'Farmer's Union Warehouses.
Some of our Farmer's union people
,have been led to believe that our
rwarehouses are "no good" in protect
4ng cotton prices; becaus% their net
earnings have not been so good dur
Ing the last season.
Well, in the same light we may as
well say that our forts and war ves
-sels are "no good," because -we do
not use them in actual fbattle every
year. Yet, if our government were
to become so fanatic as to destroy our
fortifications, navy an4 our standing
army, our nation would be an easy
prey for our enemies and our govern
ment would go to the pow-wows at
Destroy the Farmer's union-our
standing army-and. our farmer's
* our farmers interest will go to the
- pow-wows. Some of the Farmer's UTn
ion .warehduises that have good busi
* ness men, commanding the confidence
of the members, in charge, are mak
ing good money by handling heavy
supplies through their own warehouse
Some of our short-sighted mer
chants protest against farmers going
into this kind of ,business outside -of
his path. between the .plow hiandl-es,
but to all such inconsis$ent men the
farmer should object~ to a'hy merchant
growing crops of any kind or owning
To the slave cotton grower whose'
crop -is -mortgaged, cotton ware
*houses are only temporary relief. Cot
kton growers that are not in position
to hold cotton are on a parity with the
*man' that tugs at his boot straps trying
to lift himself out of he mud when he
expects, cotton were-houses to hold
his stress cotton beyond a reasonable
limit. /All farmers' organizations.
corn clubs and hog and hominy clubs
and poultry clubs are the very best
strongholds or props for 'profitable
prices for cotton as well as good edu
cational institutionssthat brighten
the minds of all tnat attend 'these
meetings. Remember, that it is true
that if a gold and silver coin is car
ried in your pocket for some time
that the rubbing together soon makes
the silver piece look like .gold-the
finer medal imparts its substance to
brighten the baser metalIs. So when
these farmers rub their,minds together
the brighter minds impart, knowledge
and wisdom to those in need of this
education, which in time shows thatl
these cooperative movenients make a
prosperous community of farmers
and prosperous farmers make every
thing also prosperous around them.
An Echo of? the Past.
Following are a few verses of poe
try relating to the late Civil .sar Th'ey
were- published in the Abbevilla Press1
in 1862, just after the e,.dition of
General Burnside, and relate in pleas
ing rhymne the different attempts of
the Union forces up to that time to '
take Richmond. It is. in the meter oft
"Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel.
The author is unknown. It was sung
in the Northern theatres with great
applause at the time:
Would you like to hear the song
I'm afraid it's rather long-~
Of the famous "On to Richmond," (
'Of ahalf adozen lips,
On a half a dozen trips,
And the very latest bursting of the
Then list while I relate
This most unhappy fate.
'Tis a dreadful knotLy puzzle to un
Though all the papers swore
When we touched Virginia's shore,
That Richmond was an easy road to
Then pull off your coat and roll up
For Richmond is a hard road to trav
Pull off your coat and roll up your
For Richmond is a hard road to travel
First, McDowell, bold and gay,
Put forth the shortest way
By Manassas in the pleasant summer
But he quickly went and ran
On a Stonewall, foolish man,
And he had a rocky journey altogeth
He found it rather hard
ro ride over Beauregard,
And Jackson proved a deuce of a
And 'twas plain beyond a doubt
That he didn't like the rout,
And a second time would have to try
Then came the "woolly horse,"
With an overwhelming rorce
To march down to Richmond, by the
But he couldn't find the road,
And his onward movement showed
That his campaign was a mere shilly
And "Commissary" Banks
With his motley foreign ranks,
The Dutchman and the Celt, not the
Lost the whole of his supplies,
And with tears in. his eyes
Ran awayl from the dunderheaded
Then the great Galena came
With her port-holes all aflame,
And the Moiitor, that famous naval
- wonder. -
But the guns at Drewry's Bluff
Gave them speedily enough
Of the loudest sort ,of real rebel'
The Galena was astonished, ,
And the Monitor :admonished,
And their efforts to ascend the stream
While the dreadful Naugatuck
By the hardest kind of hu'ck.
Was very nearly knecked into a cock
McClellan followed soon -.
With spade and with a balloon
To try the peninsular approaches.
But one and all agreed
That his best rate of speed
Was not. .faster than the slowest of
Instei.d of easy, ground -
At Williamsburg he found
A Longstreet, -indeed, and nothing
And it put-him in the dumps
That spades were not trumps,
And the Hills he couldn't level as he
ought to. ,
He tried the Rebel lines
On the field of Seven Pines,
Where his troops did such awful heavy
But he(floundered in the mud
And he saw a stream of blood ,
Overflow the Chickahominy's sweet
Though the fact seems rather strange,
Whe he left his gunboats' range,
On land, he drifted over much -'to
So he quickly changed his base
And in a sort of steeple chase,
Elurried back to Staunton', Abe and
rhen said Lincoln uuro Pope,
'You can make the trip I hope,"" '
Quoth the bragging major general,
"Yes, that I can."
and began toussue orders, i..
['o his terrible marauders,
Fust like another Leo of the Vatican.:
But that same demented Jackson
rhis fellow laid his whacks on
L.nd made him by compulsion a seced
'ope took a rapid flight
prom Manassas' second fightC
Twas his very last appearance as a
2ast of all the brave Burnside
Vith his pontoon bridges tried
L. road no one~ had thought of before
Vith two hundred thousand men
Por the rebel slaughter pen,
knd the blessed Union flag floating
lut he met a fire of Hell,
)f cannister and shell,
nough to make the knees of any man
Uwas a chocking sight to view
That second Waterloo
On the banks of the pleasant Rappa
We are very much perplexea
To know who will try it next,
And to guess by what highroad he
But the Capital must blaze
And that in ninety days,
For 'tis written, "Delenda est Car
Yes, we'll take the accursed town,
And then we'll burn it down,
And plunder and hang up every rebel.
But the contraband was right
When he told us they would fight
"Yes, sir, massa, dey will fight like
The Poet Won.
"I understand Kipling is paid a dol
lar a word for his poetry," said the
soulful poet to the hard-headed edi
tor. "Now you don't pay me any such
price for my poetry."
"I can hardly afford to pay you a
dollar a word for your poetry," the
editor said; "but I will pay you a
dollar a line for a short poem."
The poet departed to return next
day with the following poem:
'You win," said the editor..
We, the undersigned, will- gfVe a
first-class barbecue at the old J. A.
Cromer place Saturday, 'NuIy 22, -1911.
The public is invited to attend. Guar
anteed enjoyment for young people.
B. M. Suber.
- .. 0. A. Felker..
The patrons of -St. Lukes school
will meet Saturday, June 24, at 3 p.
m. to elect teacheip for the session as
follows: One princijbal at $50 per
month, one assistant at $35; per
month. . Applications can be sent to
either of the undersigned.
. Geo. .F. Hunter,
Prosperity, S. C.
J. 0. Moore, .
Prosperity, S. C.,
R. S. Hawkins,
Pros.perity, S. C.
BA RBE CUE ON 'JULY 4. .
There will be a barbecue given at
Poharia on July 4, for the benefit of.
the new church. . Ice. cream and oth
er refreshments will be- served also.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
All persons holding claimas against
the estate of Drayton S. Conwill, de-'
ceased, will present same duly at
tested to th.e undersigned .or het at
torneys, Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, on or
before the 26th day of June, A. D.
Annie Conwill, -
A.dminstratrix of the Personal Estate
of Drayton S. Conwill, deceased.
In fighting to keen the blood pure
:he white corpuscles attaek disease
erms like tigers. But often gerIis
nultiply so fast the little fighters 'are
>vercome. Then see pimples, boils,
mczema, saltrheum and sores multiply~
L.nd strength and appetite fail. This
:ondition demands Electric Bitters to
'egulate stomach, liver and kidneys
mnd to expel poisons from the blood.
'They are the best blood purifier,"
writes C. T. Budahin, of Tracy, Calif.,
'I have ever found." They make rich.
-ed blood, strong nerves and build up1
Fune 1911, at 11 o'clock, a. mn., in the
iffice of the Probate Judge for New
rour health. Try them. 50c. at Wmn.
E. Pelham & Son's.
CICH ESTER SPLS
THE~ DIfA3OND BRAD.8
Ladles! Ask your DPrugfrt, for
C'aiches-tpr's Diamond raud~
Pills in Red and Gold metallicVl
boxces.'sealed with Blue Ribbon. V
Dau e n. Ask frCllCI !5-T1ERS
])IAM0ND BRA ND PILLS. for 2w ]
%*years knowan as Best. Safest..Always Rellale!
-- Go To -
- And Spend
Otto the Great
Clear Havana Cigar
$5 per 100, $50 per 1000
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, -
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Infitonsideration of a sufficiently
sigiled petition from the voters and
free holders of -.high school district
No. 1, known as Little Mountain school
district, asking for an eection to vote
a special three-mills tax to be used
for high school purposes In said dis
trict, the election for the said purpose
above named Is hereby 'ordered to be
held at the schoo house of said di
trict, conducted by the trustees of the
district as managers, on the 19th day
of June, 1911, beginning it 8 o'clock
a. n., and closing at 4 p. m., a fegis
tration certificate and poll tax receipt
being necesary to vote In this elec
tion. All voters, favoring the tax will
vote "yes," against the tax "no."
J. S. Wheeler,
* .S. 3. Derrick,
County Board of Education.
All executors, administrators, and.
other fiduciaries reqiuired before thb
'first day of July, each year, to-make
a true anxd just account, upon oath, of
the receipts and expenditures of any
estate in their care or custody the
preceding calendar year, are urgently
and earnestly requested to make said
return before the first day of July,
next. Frank M. Schumpert,
J. P. N. C.'
STATE OF SOUT,H CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,I
WHEREAS, J*/~j:. Blair and T. 3.
Blair made suit to me to grant them
letters of administration of the estate
of and effect of Mrs. Mattie C. Werts,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cite
and admonish alH and. singular the
kindred and creditors of the said Mrs. -
Mattie C. Werts, deceased, that they
be 'and appear before me, iu tue~ Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on the 24th day of 44< LA.t a
ter epublication thereof. at 11,o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said administra
tion should not be granted.
GIVEN under my hand. this 6th day
of June, Anno Domini, 1911.I
Frank M. Schumpert,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, u
County .of Newherry. a
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
Probate Judge. $
WHEREAS, D.' P. Bourmlgnt made V
suit to me, to, grant him Letters or d
Administration of the Estate 'of and J
effects of J. Alonzo Bouknight J
THESE 'ARE THEREFORE to cite I
and admonish all and singular the fE
kindred and Creditors of the said 3.
Alonzo Bouknight deceased, that they A
be and appear before me, in ,the court N
af Pi-obate, to be held at Newberry, C
S. C., on the 15th day of June next af- st
ter publication thereof, at 11 o'clock t
~n the forenoon, to show cause, if any ti
~hey have, why the s'id Administra-J ti
ion should not be granted. A la
GIVEN under my hand, thIs 27th
lay of May, Anno Domini, 1911. A
F. M. Schumpert, j1
J. P.N. C. g
Excursion Rates via*
~From Newberry, S. C.
At'antic City, N. J., and return, $1
22.45. Accdunt meeting Grand} gi
..odge B3. P. 0. E., July 10-15, 1911,' 29
ickets sold July 7, 8 and 9, 1911, 20
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2.45. Account International
3tion, United Society Christian
svor, July 6-12, 1911. Tickets
ly 3, 4, and 6, 1911, good retui
~ly 19, 1911. 'Extension' until Ali
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ochester, N. Y., and return, $2
count meeting Ancient 0:
bles of the Mystic Shrine, Imp
uncil, July 11-13, 1911. Tic
d July 7, 8 and 9, 1911, good
*ring July 1.8, 1911. Extension
IAugust*15, 1911, by depos
cets and payment of fee of one
[noxvilie, Tenn., and return $
2ount Summer School of 'the S(
e 20-July 28, 1911. Tickets
e 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, July 1, 8, 9,
1911, only, -good returning to ri
ginal starting point fifteen 4
m, btit not including, date of I
etension until September 30 by
iing ticket and payment of 4
harlottesville, Va., and ret
.35. Account University ,of
ia Summer School, June 19
1911. Tickets sold June 17,
23, 24, 26 anr1 .Tnly 3 and 10, 1
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urn, e c and parmnent of one dollar.
Con .Sewanee, 'Dean., and return, -112.45.
En- IAccount opening week,'July 1-10,'1911,
sold Monteagle Bible School, July 15-25,
fingI 1911; Monteagle- Sunday School In
gust stitute, July .23-August 30, 1911.
nent Tickets sold June 30-July 1, -8, 15, 22, ,
.29-August 11, 12 and 18, 1911. Good
7.55. returning September 5, 1911.
rder, Black Mountain, .N. C., and return,
era.l $4.95. Account Summer Student Con
:kets ference I. M. C. A., June 16-25, 1911.
.re- Tickets sold June 15 and, 16, 1911,
un- 'nIy, good returning June 28, 1911.
ting Philadelphia, Pa., and return, $20.55.
dol- Account the Northern Baptist Con
vention and the Baptist Worldi A1
8.35. lia'nee Congress. June 13-25, 1911.
uth, Tickets sold June- 9, 10, 12, 16 and 10,
sold 1911, good returning June 29, 1911.
and Extension until July 31, 1911, by de-'
sach positing ticket and payment of one
lays dollar additional.
alt'. Proportionately reduced rates fron.
de other points. Convenient schedules,
1.00 ' superb service, Pullman cars on all
through 'trains, dirrng car service.
urn, For detailed information, call on
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uly agent, pr, A. H. Acker, T. r. A., Au
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