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TIE FARMERS' EDUCATIONAL and
CO-OPERATIVE UNION of AMERICA.
Conducte-d by J. C. Stribling.
Coninunications inteided for this
dopm t ment khould bt aitddresed to
J. C. Stribling, Pendleton, S.
Three Best in Five in Favor of the
We dol our hat to the cotton
growers. You iemember that when
the big drop in cotton caine last
fall Thoodoro Price as well as iany
other boars said they would get.
the balance of thj crop around live
o.nts and the farmers said they
wanled 9.50 or 10 cents lit ports,
who won? The growe.r has averaged
a little over three of tho fivo Cants
at stake between the giowor and
the speculator, This places the
farmor on record as winning the
game against tremendous odds.
The farmers organizitions are
in their infancy. It is hardly ro
ekoned as being avything like
thoroughly organized, while the
cotton bears have been at it and
thoroughly organized for many
years. The farmer is now at his
game. -ie side has had but little
training, but he has shown an im
mense amount of pluck, grit ani
good sense in this, the first tussle
of his campaign for fairness.
While the cotton 'bears have all
the advan tage of years of experience
and tvaining, the cotton grower has
possesion of the coveted product
and ho also has possesion of eight.
tenths of the soil that is recognized
as the home of the cotLen plant.
Besides theose natural advantages
the cotton grower has it in his.
power to reduco the acreage in cot
ton and absolutely control the sit- i
nation of things by choosing his<
own battle field for' bio contest. The i
cotton groneor hats all the natural I
~ ~ ilo the cotton bears o
ha-ve the rent y cas i a sargej
stock of strategy on thi-ir sido fori
their use on their side for the comn~
ing campaign over the next coty~n
crop. Tho farmors have about five
monihs from ntow uiutil the cotton
crop comes in to complete their or
ganization and tiain their forces
in business methods Th'le cotton
grower has ten timies the amtounut
of capital in 11is business that the I
cot ton bears have in their business,
andt if' the cotton grJor wiill con-* I
centrate only a very small amount a
of this cipital inito bonuded ware- C
hou1ses8 he will furl ify his p)ositionI I
anid be able to take care of weaker t
growers as well as others In order
t~o control prices the stronger and C
better for tified growers must provide I
protection for their less fortunate t
neighbors. Thle best class of grow- ~
era must take care of the cotton of t
the weaker growers in order to pro. c
t'4ct their own cotton interest.
Eat Your Pie and Have it Too. (
This thing of eating pie and t
still having it is e of the mooted
questions, but by the South Caro- E
lina lieu system, we knowv mnany -1
cotton growers who eat their pie
bef ra that pie is made. c
The warehouse system enales i
this same class of cotton growers t
as well as other classes to obtain E
large advances on their cotton and t
stilt hold control of the sale of this r
cotton until he can reahize a pro
fitable price for it, wvhen without<
this advantage the farmner is forced<
- to take w~hat is offered when the<
cotton is ready for sale, whether
current lices are profitable or
ruinous. If this.w~arehtouse system
does put the grower who owns a
warehouse cotton ini ,ontrol'of cot
toni, th6Wmajor part of w$hich he
does uoown-there Is as ntch fair
esinthis as in giving the tenant
the right unclek the lien law to
control the preduct of Iands he
does not own.
Cotton inna olkbwide necessity
non the mat0 and ~cseeie:tig
* the best Qofisti'aI 'In the wisole
/ ~world of ptria( (binge. South
Carolina 4utt0w ous certifi
cates, got~ flsu tAlelper 3S
*.,to, lwifd11f ~it~/e~d In
Farther for the
)0 of3enefit to our Readers Will be
,his PaPe. Artioles are to be
Farming Or Farm Life.
jotton in a warehouse that is con
,rolled by himself and Pthers mu.
tually interested, he has in reality
mtered into a kind of banking
3usiness that may be as good or
)etter than the ordinary banking
>usiness for the reason that the
aniner here has the power to hold
iis produco off the market until
rofiab!e prices may ho had.
In China, the pawnbrokors are
he bankers of the people, and we
nay say that all articles represent
lig invested capitlI are used and
,tilized ft, r the fashion of the
'three ball gim." When the time
!omes to donI the Anriner suit the
Dhinamian pawns his winter suit
ind with the proct eds, supploment
3d by a little cash, ho n-.dems his
previous summer suit. Articos of
.VOLn suh) l) precariotus ValuO a
arms may bo seon otn paradu % ith
t1We s'nall pani tichet dauglitg
fr,,m (ieiacn till-, This is an illus.
triation of a sySItemU (-f businOs in
successful use by the heathen for
centuries that ought to make the
Christiaized South ashamed. Our
cotton is a real logal tendor on the
markets of the world and yet we
aro just now trying to think about
utilizing this commercial power
that is vested in cotton, our great
What the Southern Cotton Assoctation
The S:>uthern Cotton Association
tanuds for the South's supremacy
igriculturally, commercially and
tnancially. The present effort of
Lhe association, looking to the ro
Juction of cotton acreage and tiso
>f coimmrncial fertilizer, is riorely
in incident in the grmat work which
t was organized to perform. The I
)'incipal ol)ject of the IHsociation 6
8 to unite in one grand busiiwas a
rganization the Southern farmers, I
rierchants, banker8, cottoni mani
factutrors and all other al lied lines
I business to develop the vas
so rces of the South and to main
s.4rn the price of our great staple
rop-COTTON, at a fair and pro
ritable figure to the~ producers atd
~ottont milling interest of the~ coun-,
ry. To develop Southern p~orts,
~xtend the building of cotton mnills
ini bring about closer trade rela
ions between this counitry and
oreign nations, and more especial
y with the Central and South
american Republics, to seek wider
.aarkets for tho sale of our cott~on
ud cotton goods, GJ the end, that
Onsuiptiton may be made(1 to keep
mee0 with theO extendeld (cLoo pro
Inction. To organize and perfectt
cotton company for thme purpose
if protecting the sale of our cotton
uid to sale-guamrd it fromi wide Iluc.
uations that are broumght aboutt by
peculative influences. T'o encour
go the building and maintaiing
. a first%lass system of bonded
marehiouses, ini which co.tt n cant be
tored at a minimum cost, or en,
Ourlage the proper storing of co:
on on the farm so tI~at, the crop
nay be marketed in such qjuantities
s will meet the legitimate demand
or consumption. To encourage
he better handling of the cotton
rop so that it may go to market
ni the best possible condition and
hereby bring to each grower its8
iuaximum value, To gat ne.r correct
urd accurate btatistics, bearing
iponi the production, inmnufacture
nd sale of cotton so thit the pro,
Iucer will be uis well imformed upon
very phaso of the great cotton in
lustry of the world as thie so who
Tiladle the crop after it p'aLseo from
he hands of the grower.
The Ae8ociation does n~ot propose
mud will not antagonize ainy legiti
iiate line of business < r industry
,agieid on in the3 ,>nthi, but on the
sontrary, its best energies will be
lirected along the lines of higher
developmfent' of agricul tutre, more
attended building of factories,wider
development of our commiaerce and
inordaging our financial strength.
Thue are the foundameni'tal under
Iy lug p iediples of the Southern
Cotton Asoeiation, anid in that
wofk, 'It earusstly seeks the. active
oayeo of thi ontiton agricoub
turai, e tnifliail ant. fi .at cilI
niresah of t.heWl.h
.1 -,, -V I Pi
Ifnpdue blood always shows
somewhere. If the skin, then
bolls, pimples, rashes. If the
nerves, then neuralgia, nerv
busness, depression. If the
stomach, then dyspeplsia,
biliousness, loss of appetile.
Your doctor knows the
remedy, used for 60 years.
r eatuaraalg frai te (isait war, I wasit
1Iserrotred WaS OI. ir lioodl wvs aas a 1 illi
a i 1 ots . t at few otles of Ayor a
iasresairillat ooaaa1j'leto yetareuti au.1
I. nl. IDoaaLut, Scranton. la.
1.00 a bottle. J. (1. AY8It Co..
A i ~ for .---t=va'
Aid tho Sarsaparilla bay keeping the
130we:s regu!ar wvith Ayer's Pills.
Organization, of course, is on
of the oEsential features of the As.
sociation becaise without unity
there can be no strength. Tho or
ganization of the Association I
throughout the various cotton pro..
dueing States and Territories, is I
p)atented aftor the political form 4
rof the Unitid Statos goV~r'nmelnt.
h'll Associatit, in its head form
ationl, is III aId up of repres-al tiv fes 1
frin the 13 States a(l Toruitories
producing cotton ; each state divi- i
sion is composed of a representalive
dolegate froin-achcounty or parish;
aeh parish or county organization t
is Composed of three roprienta- i
tives from each civil sub-division c
and each civil sub-division is made a
up of the uits of the people. Thus I
we haive a contralized organization, i
beginning froi among the nCop!e t
af the bot tom and working through 1
the counties or parishes l) through n
the state divisions and forming the m
parent head- -The Southern Cotton a
Association. lhe strength of the t
Associatio~n is therefore, obtaiied b)
directly from the people, and its 1S
success must depend upon the peo- ti
lie whowa interest it sceks to safo- d
;uard and protect. It is a iove- p
nont in which the sy mpathy,
)ort end nativo co-opOejik f
very mnanl of busin
ion in the S adpoe,
shold be cordial- I
For thue past fif ty years the SouthI
has directed its energies principally
Li thle prodcin of cotton; our
people have tlakean hut little inter
3et ini devising the proper ways and
rneanjs for untrketinag the etssle, or
m1 obtainig propalr and c rrect t
.inowledg~e of the use to which our t
sottonl has been p)ut and its con- ui
mmptioni am->~ng the nations of the '
worl. Wo have therefore knjown p
3nt little of its value beyond tihe ti
>rice offered us b~y the people wYho nI
)1ave come into oiiu rkdts to pur1- ai
baso it,. fi
coT'loN HA8 NO coMl'Ef'TION a
It is a well established fact that 1.
lie South holds a complete monopo
y of the cottoni crop ot the world, P
,iud that noe material which coen be 0
ioven into cloth can be used as a ti
iompe)Ititor against American cotton
hider 14o per pound. Our cotton 0
ins but fouri competitors-wool, t
lax, silk and( fora-igo-girown cotton.c
[t is only when American d~otton3 is
~old at 14le per pound1(, that foreign
~rowni cotton can be profitably 0
cnufactured as a competitor, anld
b price of the staple miust to 25o 1
r 30o per potund to permit woolen
0o(1s to be mftafahctured as a C
3aimpetitor. Theb limited supply l
f silk and flaX piaCes them beyond
Lhe realhn of coampetition; hence,
wo)III must ocludol that thei 0only
30mpetitoar to-day of Anmericant cut-I
ton is a Surplus of Amorican ca1
tonl. TIhe only roasen1 why' the ti
pricc of our cotton has been adepro
)iated below its maximum inl years
past and gao, has b.- en dee to ei
sic~her a bad system of nmarketing ti
with ra ckless disregard of its sale, g
ar, to all over-production of the fa
staple, an~d p. rmitting the over-pro- S
d luct ion to be use~d as a hamme nr toa C
beat down thle price of the staple a
tiotually needed for consump1 jtion, t
SitherI through spaeenlahIt inaflu e
Bfnces, or the combhined om-rigies of C
theo exporters and spmnning interest t
of the world. WVith thle k nowledge, s
otf those facts, it is the imperative g
duty of the cotton growers, aided I
by the combined efforts of all the 0
ali(d buiss~ interost ini the South h
to devise ways and meamis which e
will p)rotect the staple f rom dopres- a
sing inlfluencl.sr which havo annualll- ja
ly robbed thu South from two LI
hiundred toa thrt e he ndr& d millions tl
of' dlhosut thtat I hould haivo gOneO rE
into tl e p,' ckets of (Aur paeople, (1
VALUEOP THE coTroN CRP
Tife aiInu il 'o(itton ciop of the
3Outb iA the mIst valuable of an By
kgrioultural product groin on the
ace of the globe. Its aninual sales
munnult in .the-aggregate foi the
raw njxthrial of inore than six hun.
Ird millions of dollas, and, when
)Onverted in(d6 the finished fabric
vill sell for the enormous total of
iearly two billiotis of dollars. It is
lue only to the cjtton crop of the
Liuth that the balance of trade is
iii favor of the United States in its
-onamercial relations with foreign
LI nnlt,ries. In 1904 the Uxports of
rLw cutton uiounted to iore than
>ne million dollars for each of the
365 days. And this tiree hundred
tnd sixty-five millions of dollars,
which was sent to this cuntry in
;old by the foreign spinner, paid
or only sixty.five per cent of the
3'rop product d, leaviig the balance,
>r thirty- five per cen t., to be woven
nto clot 11 uder tho roofs of Ameri
COTTON 'MILIM IN TnE SOUTH1.
The (i ormcons iicrease in the
aluo of the staple after it has
lassed through the looni, presents
he highest evidence of the neces
ity fur the more iapid building o'
otton mills ill th South, and the
ixporting of the (iished product.
rian our wLhoius rathir than that of
ho raw ma? er'idl. Tho export of
mr raw c tt ii ,iziually brings
note g,Ildi ito thik cointry than
tihl) coibmned exports of all oihir
grieiturail p:o luCts and aigriculii
nrial imp'iic laid shlippod' (folll
tinica to foreign countries A
rop of sulh mingnitude in viaue,
nd one upon whbCh thu enutiro civi
ized world so absolutely deap(sa,
iuld roceive th iimniediate pro
2ctioi of every business interest
i tho coutries. A crop of such
Lagnit utii iki valu-, and one upon
'hicb the entije civilized world so
bsolutely depends, should recoive
bie inmnudiato protection of evory
usiness interest in this couniry.
o cot ton grown iii foreign coul
ics up to the present '
Aijvoi'd f. t~a a
aliver -1d a rts at a l.4s%,
1c per pound. It is
(nerally admittod by experts who
avo investigated the effrts miade
a) prod uce c tton in foreign coinn
rits, that up to the present tine,
uh efforts have bee'n a failure,
nd it is ext rrnm-ly doubt ful if
hero will eveCi comel a1 time whent
oreign growni cotton can ever be
rodu':edl profitably ini comnpetition
aith Amnerican growni cotton.
OUR AsIATIC TRADE.
It is coni entl'0y believed ihat.
he Panama Canal will h>) Opened
atie commerce of thu high seas
ithin the next ten years, after
-hich timne, the South will bo in a
ositionl to secure direct andl quick
'ade reitions with the Asiatic
ations~ of' the Far East. In China
lone, more th an fouir hundd -I anod
ty mnillionis of people are ready
id williin g to wvear cloth made
-om) American cottcon. Ini Japan
ore than forty fivo3 millior~s of
ople are equilly wil ling to) be
othied from American gr'own cot
0]. With tile initr'oductioni of our
ade r'elation s with thriee hund reds
I millions of people, a crop of fif
rmil liin hales of cotton can be
)umeuild with tihe same11 natse as 1s
ow doneO with a crop of tenl mil
ons, amon~g the civilized unations
f Europe and America.
WithI thlese splenidid piosiihties
rng just aboaud, only waiting for
ropr development, the time has
)ime when the South imust no0
mger look to tile mnere mattrar of
roucltioni, but to thle del1opmen~ft
Sour agricultural resources, we
Lmust begin to reach out, for wider'
sarkets in order to meet the rapid
y developing agricultur'al 3 ,uidi
OiS of' the South.
NFORtMA'TION AND co oPEiIATI 'N.
The jlrinicipal in ,tive power nouad
I to adyance anid promlot) our in,
~rest aire Spiltdidly eqiifppd or'
mizedii~ forces, op.erating in per
et harmil~iy to reach a cor'rect
ltioni of the problemis which now
,n f ront u . Th'is or'gami z-l i mt
mon'tg 'iur plel~f is being sought
11noigh the. Souutheri (Jntion Aiaso
[iiot, and( tuhe prospact for sue
*-5 is particubirly gratifying at
1( present time. Tb" South pos
esss anl abundcance of' brain, ener
y and manhood. In the votns of
er peoople courses the highest type
I Anglo-Saxon blood; a race which
as5 always been equal to every
nrgoicy and whioti has invari
bly a. emplished every great ob,~
ict which it has undertaken. What
ie South ne'eds mnore than all
ings elso, isi inforinatli w'
iferernce to th3 matters ou
move. Our [1eoide sho ,
the splndid posibilites within
thei- reaO and ho% to d0vlop
their greAt resouirues. TLo time
his come when the Now South will
tage its stand in the front ranks of
the foremost nations of the wor'd.
I have absoltate confidence in the
future of my country, and bbl ieve
tho ti.no is rapidly approaching
when the South will be the richest
and most desirable section of this
great naton in everything which
pertains to advaiced agriculture,
conmterco, industrial activity and
the highest type of citizenship of
an educated commonwealth. -
The annual membrship dues
arte only 25 cents per miembor. The
fixed income of the Association
and of the various State and Ter
ritorial, County and Parisl organi
zations, is to be obtained by a n
annual asseossment of a few cents
on each bale of cotton produced by
its mnimbors in 1905, and a small
par cent. on the capital stock of its
members engaged in other lines of
business throughout the Soith.
This system will distribute the
burden of inaintaining the Asbocia
tion equitably on all iiuas of busi
ness alike and enable the Associa
tion to safe-guard and protect. tne
great staph. crop of the Suti.h
friom the do'jressiug influe c.es of
foreign doinitation. Last Decem
1wer, without organized effort, the
spot holders of cotton in the South
were fore d jo submit to an act tial
1oss of $20 00 per bale, and it was
'only aaf.t-r th- gr-iat conVontion at
N-. Orleans on January 241h and t(
the er ation of the Southern Cot
ton Asqociatioi backed by the
united offorts of the farmers and
other buiness interests in the
South that the tidal wave of do
pression was checked. S nee that
time fully twenty-five million dol- a]
lars in value have bean added to
the ipot cotton held in the South,
and this has been accomplished in
tk face of intense opposition on
the part of the strongest c-mibina
tion ever organized amon t
c u interests of
GET TOOETHER AND STICK.
The Southern Cotton Association ?
will gladly co;operate with allied /
organizations seeking to advance y
and promote the general wolfare of
the farmers in particular and the 3
busiess interests of the South in
general. It will antagonize only o
thorn interests antagonistic to the
genieral welfare of our people. The.
S 'uthern Cotton Association ex
poets to havo a nmebeship of twso
il ilio' earnest, active workers be
fore the end of the present year,
and through its broad, yet corupact
business p~ohceies, absolutely pro- ~
tect and safeguard the future pros.
perity of our 16,000,000 population. j
There should bo no antagonism
fronm any quarter among our own
people, but Jet us work in harmony
for a common cause and for a corn
For d.-tailed informnation write
to the S.-cretar v' of your State Di.~
visioni, or to ihe Seoritary of the$
Botithernt Cotton Association,
Richard Cheathamn, 921 Empire.
Buiiiintg, Atlanta, Ga. In unity
there is sttrength ; jin div'ision there
ia dlisastor. Let the New SouthI
formulate its policies to success
fully meet t he chaniged conditions
in augurated th rough 20th century
methods. In thc meantime, meet
t be presenit crisis which cynfronits
us at this time' by heavily curtail
ing the cotton acreage for 1905,
dliversify youri crops and~ raise) y'our
food1 su)pphes at homs,, theunial will
beo niell fro'm North Carolina to th-e
in coniclusionl let met implless5
upon01 every man the high imnpor
tance ot becoming at once a mem-j
her of this Associta i->n and earnest
ly work for its futuire success. It
mtakes no dltffer.,nce if 'iou ate a
memb er of another orginszation.
We need you r co-opeiration andl as
sist anice. Thi ti Suthern'! m ,ve
ment that should at once appdal
t > th, ondor ,ommIut and loyalty of
every Southern muau.
X ry truly yniuis,
Pre. Sou theurn Cottost A.sociation~
9 yards lhrkleys Englilh Ir
12 1 2 vartis Fruit of the Lo(
Alil CtAices at 50 per' yard.
- |Et ndard Gradel Sheeting, 80)
N. D. TAYLOR, Photographer
- --MA o
...THE VERY BEST PHOTOGRAPHS...
The kind that are made at the l.est studios of the large r cities.
The kind that will not fado. That are natural and lifeliko,
and finished on the latest and prettiest, cards to b(, lad.
Nice lino of Inouldings and frames of any size niade to order.
..CO M E ON WEDNESDAY....
I wiSh 1y fo0'ille1' culstollels to knoW that I am
'STILL KEEPING MILLINERYI
I have moved my goods in Mr. Snider's shop. I trim
and sell new hats, and retrim old hats. I shall be pleas
ed to show you my new goods.
Mrs. Fannie Snider, Easley, S. C.
rfjoldi Geat A Iet (.010
Will hndlo Western Meat from now till the first of Angust. Peer of all
kinds. Mutton, saunsge Ucer, Livrs and 3(ef Brasi--. Ali
kinds c.f Western Meat. Also fresh flh every wct
Too lato for Oytors.
Remember Meat is not all I sell. I sell a lot of things.
lay not be the best in town to keep beef in, but it don't pay
keep it, it pays to sell it. Mine will keep it till .1 can sell it.
I want to sell you some mollasses and anything you want.
our raw hides, bees wax, tallow, chickens, and eggs, in fact
I kinds of produce, and pay you cash for it.
THE OLD MEAT MARKET
J .M O.Q.R E.
From Nov. 15, 1904, to Jan. 1, 1905, 1 wish the trade
to bear in mind that at my store is the place to buy
YOUR WINTER GOODS AND SAVE MONEY!
Bargain Prices Are What I Mean
go0 pai mens, womens, boys, gi a dchadions alho e, al kinds to
A big lot of miens overcoats at a bargain.
A few mons and3( boys suitsa loft, to go att a b'rgain.
A big lot of mnens panta to go at a baigain.
A big lot of mns and boys hats and caps at a bargain. - V
A lot of drummer's sample hats ait less thatn cost.
A bargain in mns dress shirts and mena unaderwear.
A bargain in ladies undorwear, fleece liued and baibriggan.
EVERYTHING THAT IS USEFUJL 2
In the house or on the farm is to go at a bargain.
Jl F. HARRIS, Cash Merchant,
Pickens, S. C.
VIcINTYRE PAYS THE EXPRESS.
Send me Money Order for $2.50
and I will ship you by Express
PRE PAID, in plainr package if
desired : : : : : :
JO RN.W HISKEY
THAT IS PROD)UCED) IN NORTH CAROLINA.
0. 8. McINTY RE,
Postoffice Box 207. -Asheville, N. C.
IWe are Loaded W prdn ieo
IARE PREARED TO ' uceeadi o
I ive The Best Values ~ilcm oseuw
Tha wehae OeGWve.saed no sim yo
~V hvee,.~a,1gtht 1(~V'i'pettry in eaching~ hedis
Ginham, fr rrlysprng ve a.. rketse oo cnd the raights
~~~~~~~goods atrcsfo the coietl)totodla r g h prd. e,
go u~yhai~er e'swon d we4 ahl ren' la shlaified fthyat
p rcestosui th tmes~Vemae scc fateedd andhr~t ifhyo
bea 10cet sllr o th willt. ch o m e to e e s we
Thoao toc s la ger thven t. willpov5-~ e hati' we say
talk hoes uch. eoplewhosave byaoun in or.
hlse. O er e tsfhin asn ew atom plete. inm t ore enl Mtadrasae
monghymb, fra l ping w n r. Ouhtogoscm tiosrasd
NA.n k, ark in, Lws DimitenvSilleOund, St. .
woo drs.os ecryacm lt n falbak n ooe