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Eutered April 23, 1903 at Piokeus, 8. 0., as socond olass matter. under act of Cougress of Marob 3, 1879.
Burei'au of '
FamrsIniform n
--Condtseted by the
South CarolfnR I.arners' diWational and
co-operattive U"10o1.
Coniwuonteations inti.nded for thisdepa
ment should be aiddressed to J. Q. Strinling,
eldieton. South Carutiia.
The amount of fertilizer tags
sold in 'South Carolina up to
March 1st Is eighty thousand
tons less than same date last
year, and one hundred and
twenty thousand less than year
before at same date.
There are several reasons for
this shortage; among which are
the deteirnilnation among those
that were forced to sell cotton
bolow the minium price to pay
for fertilizers. Another class
have not paid for last year's fer
tilizers and neither the dealers
or this class of farmers care to
trade more until last crop has
been settled, and many that paid
cash for fertilizers do not care to
.sell out their cotton at a loss on
cost of production and use the
same money to grow another
crop, with fair prospects of get
ting a uch less than cost out of
this years crop. To all those
that have not sold cotton it is
like exchanging a good and safe
lot of bales of cotton for a very
uncertain lot of acres of cotton
in the field. Indications point
this aftermath of the recent pan
ic as forcing conditions u'pon the
farmer that will ultimately re
sult in his good instead of in
In digging lown in the ar
chives of the old Pen leton Far
mers' Society for material for
our history of this grand old far
mers' institution, we find that
John C. t-alhoun iade a speech
bfore this society in October,
1843; his toast being: "Agricul
ture: The Most Important, but
the Depressed Branch of Indus
At F rt Hill, where Mr. Cal
hioun lived and farmed when he
macde this speech before the Pen
dleton farmers' Society, is loca
ted Clemson Agricultaral Col
lege, that grand institution that,
was planted there to teach farm
ers sons the sciences of farming
a di educate the youths of the
craftsmen of the soil bow to ele
vate their calling to that stand
ard where the agriculturist of.
this age may arise to that posi
tion of power that will enable
these sons of the soil to down
ainy efforts to oppress the farm
ing industry that Mr. Calhoun
alluded to in his address 65 years
ago. Thle Farmers' Educational.
and Cooperative Union of Amer
ica may accomplish this work;
help us do it.
Your local or cmunty union is
about as good as its members
make it. Good material well
put together makes a first class
. abouse; though we have seen
some shackly buildings thrown
togetIlpr out 'of good material,
and . .'ome good buildings well
m out of very ordinary ma
terial b~y men who knew their
basiness. Farmers' Unions are
built on similar plans.
-Our Farmers' Union need
men with unusual ability for
- organizers; we need men with
(iplomacy, strength and conser
vatism, who posess the tact to do
effective work is welding the
different factions of our farmers
into one harmonious compact of
the whole. The time for orato
rial spread eagle speeches and
resolutions of hell and damna
tion to Wall Street and cotton
exchanges has passed. We
have got to get together and do
the right thing first ourselves
then we. can approach others
with a clear conscience and win
out. Abuse, bluff nor slander,
can ever bring strong men of
worth into the union. We
must have good men to go after
good mon.
State President B. Harris Is
now stiring up things in Union,
Marlboro, Orangeburg and lower
counties of this State.
When you want a speaker or
an organizer In your section
start at It in time to complete
the arrangement in due time for
effective business.
Arrange for only one good
speaker from a distance, it costs
too much to send so many, and
besides you have not the time to
hear more than one good speak
er from a distance. Splice out
with good local talent, you've
got them!
Advertiso the place and hour
for your meetings; then open up
business to the minute; if you
have but five men on hand when
the time comes go at it. Not
one of four meetings we have
attended commenced business in
less than one hour late; at one
meeting when the railroad fare
was paid on two speakers from
a distance, the members did not
arrive in time to hear five min
utes talk from their speakers be
fore the train arrived to take
the speaker to the next place.
While Congressman A. L.
Lever, of S, C., and Culberson,
of Texas, are working to estab
lish a National Standard for
different grades of cotton, we
are glad to note in this connect
ion that Mr. T. F. Alexander,
of Walhalla, S. C., is the first
expert cotton grader froni the
cotton school of Clemson Agri
cultural College to report to the
fa mers of this state for duty.
WThen we consider the fact
that it was the movement of
members of the Fiarmers' Union
that is behind this cotton grad
ing at Washington and the cot
ton grading course at Clemson
too, it is very encouraging to the
union to note the good results
growing out of farmers' imion
work. This working of the
grading and classifying of cot
ton at both ends of the business
should remove all opportunity
for rake off here by unscrupulus
handlers between grower.3 and.
If the extremely large move-I
ment of fertilizer to farmers at
this time three years ago bore
dlown the price of cotton then,
why not the extremely small.
amount of fertilizers going out
nowv raise the price of cotton to
day? "Nuf ied."''
The farmers are pushing their
work these fine days and will.
soon be ready to plant another
Filed in the Supervisor's office
for quarter ending March 31,!
American Bridge Co.,
Chapman ford bgde,..$2,000.00
D. T. Alexander, bridge
and road.................. 15.56
same, fodder......... 11.50
Win. Aiken, fodder... 20.00
W. M. Allgood, dispen
sary constable........... 64 86
J. T. Aiken, fodder...... 7 00;
J. E. Allgood, scraper... 20 00
A. F. Attaway, consta'l 4 001
J. T. Adams, lease of
wagon...................... 7 37
W. M. Austin, road
work....... ......... 3 50
H. Abercroinbie,con'ble 9 90
W. R. Anderson, road
w ork........................ 1 37
J. E. Allgood, scraper... 20 00
A. F. Attaway, con'ble 4 85
W. M. Allgood, dispen.
constable......... ......... 80 75
same, same, 84 81
Dr. J. L. Bolt, exam.
lunatic...................... 5 00
Bell Tel. Co., rent........30 001
E. C. Bowie, corn.,...... 17 12
A. J. Boggs, salary........33 33
J. T. Bratcher, bridge
w ork........................ 4 55
G.W. Bowen, salary,eto 22 70
Mrs. M. E. Brown, C. G.
supplies..................... 8 95
C. L. Ballentine, road
w ork............. .. ........ 14 00
S. A. Bryant, road work 4 50
S. A. Burges, aid to pan
pers......... ................ 9 00'
R. A. Baker, road work 4 251
S. H. Brown, do 1 15
G. W. Bowen, expenscs 15 00
J. L. Bagwell, road
w ork.............. .......... I 75
'W. P. Baker, scraper... 20 00
W . C, Bramlett............ 25 00 ]
W. A. Burry,bridge w'k 11 89
Warren Boyd, aid to old ]
soldier....................... 41 00 ]
E. C. Bowie, road work 2 00
W. A. Boggs, na'trate 10 00; i
Andrew Blackston, road
w ork........................ 28 28 .]
W. P. Baker, scraper ... 1.8 33
And. Blackston, scraper 20 98
J. T. Bratcher, bridge
work........ ......... 2 50
G. W. Bowen, salary... 26 75
S. A. Burgess, aid to
paupers...................... 3 00.
A. J Boggs, salary........ 33 33
E C Bowie, bd equal..... 4 00
W A Boggs, bd equal.. 4 00
same, same 2 00
WV P Baker, scraper.....30 00 1
M A Bogus, magistrate. 25 001
,W Boyd, 01(d soldier....... 3 001
G W Bowen, salary....... 26 10
N A Christopher, salary.. 18 75
J H Casey, architect.... 62 00 i
A L Cambpell, c. g. sup 26 35 1
Sam Chapman, rd w'rk 2 50 1
S C Chapman, rd w'k 3 75 1
W J Cronshaw, rd w'k 10 00
N A Christopher, salary 10 75 1
T E Craig, bridge wvork 15 00
J J Chastain, bd equal 2 00
J H Chapman, bd equal ' 4 00
Fred Chambers, work at
jail..................... 4 00
N A Christopher, salary 18 75
J E Dobson, i 'd work... 10 00
R H Davidson, r'd w'k.. 3 50
W A D<bron, r'd w'k... 3 00]
L R Dalton,bd equal...... 4 00
B P Ellenburg, rd w'k 1 530j
S B Edens, road work. 5 03
W E Edens, bridge work 16 00
Easley Progress.......... 3 90
J S Fox, lumber......... 31 75
W W Fennell, cutting
trees................... 75
il M Fendley,blacksmith 2 75
r S Fox, corn & fodder... 9 25
3 F Farmer, road work 2 75
? E Farr, road work... 6 00
A Fendley, road work 5 62
vV H Field, fodder........ 7 00
F B Fendley, bd equal 4 00
same, same, 2 00
[olin Gilstrap, scraper
overseer .................... 13 00
3 E Grandy, bldg C H.. 1500 00
r E Gillespie, bridge..... 17 85
' W Gaines, r'd work 5 00
W Graveley, lumber 8 00
) J Griffith, convicts... 52 00
3 D Garvin, salary, etc 102 77.
B Galloway, .lumber.. 6 76
C Garrison, bridge..... 5 00
) J Griffith, convicts... 52 00
'eterGriffin, C H porter 5 00
r M Gillespie, r'd work, 2 50
N M Gibson, r'd work, 1 00
r L Gilstrap, bridge,... 1 00
3 D Garvin, jury and
w\it. tickets............... 757 80
3 1) Garvin, salary,...... 101 97
P Gilstrap, bd equal...... 4 00
W I Graveley, bd equal 4 00
W R Garrett. bd equal 4 00
W M Gantt, bd equal... 4 00
F A Gary, bd equal...... 4 00
N I Graveley, bd equal 2 00
J Griffith, convicts..... 52 00
) A ,Gilstrap, rd w'k, 4 00
I E Gillespie, magistra, 10 00
I C Gantt, bridge...... 5 88
VI F Hester, constable... 12 20
same, samw, 1 00
I L Hendricks, corn,&c 9 5O
Paul Howard, rd work, 3 80
W1,T N Hendricks, guard, 26 00
N G Hendricks, wood. 1 25
I T Hallum, salary, &c 60 58
6 E Hiendritcks, rd w'k 1 50
'ontinujed next week.)
Bowen -Holden
The latest social function in
i'.cens was the marriage on
Mednesday morning of Mr.
Lobert Holden and Miss Cora
The happy event was solemn
zed at the ho(me of the bride's
>arents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
3owen, Rev: N. G. Ballenger
>erforming the (ernbony.
The near relatives and a few
ntimate friends of both parties
vere present. A delightful
vedding breakfast was served.
['h house was beautifully and
Lrtistically decorated, the color
cheme being lavender and
The costly array of handsome
>resents portrayed the high es
em in wvhich the bride is held.
The (ut-of-town guests were
dIrs. J. H-. Morgan, Mr. and
vra. B. A. Morg in of Green
rille, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. .Nor
is, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Morgan,
vliss Mattle Mae Morgan, Char
Ie Morgan, Mrs. Epps, Mrs.
Palls, Mrs. Clayton of Central
mnd Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Banis
er of Liberty.
Mr. Holder is a handsome
roung man of sterling qualities,
Snative of Pickens, but now
leading merchant of Dill
vorth, Ga. He is fortunate in
iecuring as a helpmeet one so
mndowed with the true graces
md charms of womanhood as
diss Cora.
The going-away gown of Co
>enhagen blue with hat to
natch was mo 4t hecoming to
he bride.
The happy couple lof t. on the
[1.30 train amid showers of rice,
>ld shoes and hundreds of good
bvishes for a short bsrial trip i
the south, after which they will
be at home to their friends in
County Commissioners Meeting.
At a meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners last
Tuesday it was decided to ex
tend the time for the payment
of the Commutation road tax of
$1.50 till the first day of May,
and the same to be paid to the
County treasurer. After that
day all road hands who have not
paid will be required to work five
days or pay $3.00.
J. B. Fendley, T. A. Kelley,
Thomas Anderson, T. W."
Townes and Jesse J. Lewis were
appointed to inspect and report
on the proposed new road from
Walker Sizemore's to Porter's
On motion it was agreed to
open the road recently /granted
from the Pickens Cotton Mill to
Ferguson's Crossing as soon as
On motion of G. W. Bowen a
road leading from a road near
Cross Roads Church by the
Lewis Hill place to Gus Green's
was adopted as a public road.
A petition signed by many
citizens of Easley township was
presented asking that Thomas
Smith an old Confederate Sold
ier now 80 years old and his wife
who is 75 years old, both of
whom are very feeble and no
means of support be aided by
the County. On motion it was
agreed to give eaqh of them $2.00
per month.
On motion the Supevisor was
authorized to have the court
house grounds enclosed with a
substantial fence.
A petition was presented ask
ing for a road to begin at the
end of the street running by Dr.
Shirley's in Central to intersect
the Maw bridge road between
Pilgrim's and Rampey'e.
Approved Claims and' ad
8-a to TkfiM. -
"I can take 100 words a minute,"
said ono shorthand writer to another.
"I often take more than that," re
marked the other in sorrowful a'cents,
"but then I have to. I'm married."
Worth Two Men.
"Len made the glee elub."
"Why, his voice Is cracked."
"I know, but it split the other night,
and he's singing duets now."-Yale
And Now He Doesn't.
Hlowell-Do you like congregational
singing? Powell-i did until the cats
in our neighborhood adopted the idea.
Dlook Evolution.
"Books" hav, progressed from tihe
days when they were only wooden rods
or bits of .bark. F~or theo derivation
whieh connects "book" directly with
"beech." both having been "boo" in
Anglo-saxon. Is the favorite one.
"Buchistaben." the German word 'for
letters of the alphabet, means litevally
"beech staves." Many book words go
back to su'ch vegetable origin. The
Latin "liber'." a book, whence comes
our "libmry." was properly the inner
bark or rind of a tree, especIally of
papyrus. The Greek "biblon," whence
"Bible" and "bibliophile," meant much
the sanme thing. A "codex" was a
block of wood, and "leaf" is obvious.
A Compromise.
A private moldier was taken to the
guardroom for being intoxicated. He
became excited. "Sergeant, am I
drunk?" ho asked of the "noncom" in
"Yes-take off your boots," was the
"But excuse rne, sergeant," the de
linquent continued, "I am only half
"Very well, then--take one boot off I"
said his suerl.ta. -Lond- Saps

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