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Entered April 28, 1908 at Pickedis, S, 0.1, as seoond class matter, under act of Congvess of March 8. 1879.
Farilers' Union.
Bur'ea1u of
* I) fol tAlio
-'oniducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educational and
Co'Operative Unioni.
Com uu ii leation in tended f o r th In depar
ment shoulid be addressed to J. 0. StrilIng.
jndletout, Souill Carolina.
At the meeting of the State
Executive Committee of the S.
C. Farmers' Union April 21
State Sec.-Treas. Reid's report
showed the Union to be in much
better condition financially and
as to its progress than the com
mittee expected in view of the
stringent times.
Arangements was made at
this meeting for a Farmers
Union campaign in this state to
begin about the 1st. of July. .
For the purpose of supplying
an immediate need for disem
minating Farmers Union News,
after the reorganization of the
stute Union, the S. C. Farmers
Union News Bureau w%%as rees
tablished in February last by
the executive committee which
has bebn supplying this need
until April meeting at which
time our News Bureau was dis
continued in favor of "Farmers
Union Sun" a new farm paper
to be published at Spartanburg
by a. Joint Stock Co. by S. F.
Parrot of Gaffney and other
Union men scattered over the
in behalf of the Farmers
Union I extend thanks to the
large number of newspapers
nearly 100 in number-that
have rendered such good faith
ful service in our interest during
the existence of our Union
News Bureau.
J. C. Stribling, Editor in
charge of the S. C. Farm
ers Union News Bureau.
Hold Your Spot Cotton.
Still Reduce Acreage. Plant
Other "rops-Corn, Peas,
Beans, Tomatoes - Some
thing that Can be Eaten
and Fed to Stock.
PENDLETON, April 27.
The manufacturer . of North
and South Carolina have decided
t 'close down the mills July 1st.
If the cloth market is so bad, it
looks like it would be good judg
ment to close earlier, as by July
1st the closing will be compul
Holders of spot cotton, take a
firm hold ahd do not be bluffed
as you have been in the past.
Cotton is scarcer than it has been
in years and the mills are about
ouit of cotton, not enough on
/ hand to run 30 days, and goods1
have not fallen in price. Cotton~
gets high when it gets out o~f ihr
producers' hands.
The Government wants to buy
5 to 10 million dollars wvorth~ of
.Ducking, which will take some
cotton. Fall goods have not'
been contracted for yet, b~ut will
have to be soon. 1101( your cot
* tod for the minimum price. 'Cot
ton exchanges and their agents
hava been trying to cr'eate plic~l(
sentlment that 15 cts is too high
.and on account of the holding
campaign of the farmers, the fi
nancial cohter in New York has
been shaken, widespr'ead panic
* ~..If it is a fact that the Farmers
Union, has in so short a time
shaken the great Gibraltar of
stock gamblers, we should accept
it as the highest tribute to unity
among the farmers, and call ip
on every loyal farmer in the
South to join us, then with a
firm hand obliterate this dan
gerous system of doing business,
which only can be done by
thorough organization of farm
ers. This is a day of organiza
It seems the crop is now two
or three weeks late and the seed
bed worse prepared than in many
years, as the spring and winter
has been so wet that it was imi
possible to plow deep, which
means poor stands and short
Don't forget the 1907 crop is
4,500,000 bales short.
Hold to your cotton, futures
cannot be spun and woven into
cloth, if it could spots wonld not
be worth ginning.
Pres. Farmers Union.
Miss Ellen Quarterman, the Brave
Georgia Girl
The bravery of Miss Ellen
Quarterman in her repulse of
the negro brute Saturday morn
ing has attracted widespread at
tention all over the state.
There are very few women, one
in ten thousand, who would
have stood so bravely up and
given suen a brute what he de
served. To be caught a I alone
by this class of desperado in the
country with nobody in calling
distance, and insulted and at
tacked in such a low down, vi
cious manner, and then to be
ready with head and hand to
repulse that attack, is truly a
remarkable feat and one that
will always echo through the
country to the everlasting credit
and honor of the young girl.
Her name has already become
the symbol of intense bravery
and nerve, and she will always
be looked up to and respected
for this exhibition of unparal
leled bravery. Ttere has been
very few instances of neive in
the state and very seldom in
the country . Most women
would have not been able to
do anything, and the negro
would have had his way and as
a result, unutterable things
might have happened. To be
able to use her head, being
shrewd enough to outwvit him
and get the pistol and then to
come back and open fire upon
him is indeed an unusual pro
Then. to be ready fer him at
the second attack seems truly
unheard of. All hail to the brave
young girl. May her years be
many and each one a year of
usefulness and happiness fu I of
the noble attributes that come
f comn women and lighten and
make easy the manifold burdens
of man,
At Hopewell, Pa., the other
d-ty, Mrs. Margaret Toy, aged 81
yt ars, was seen on the roof of
her house directing carpenters;
David Robinson, her brother'
aged1 84, was in an apple tree
cutting off limbs,- and near b~y
David M. Cope, a teacher, aged
8), was showing some young
men tricks in wrestling used 50
yvars ago.
Ihriving Liberty.
'------ .eas,
In the absence of Rev. P. F. Tu
Crawford, Mr. H. F. Surles, a Er
student, from Furman Univer- 62:
sity, filled his appointment here ]
Sunday morning and evening, hab
preaching two fine sermons. stu
We were glad to have hin with tin
us and hope he will come again, ton
especially the young ladies, age
from the way they greeted him. dro
Of course several of them would woi
like to attend commencement at is
Furman. disy
The young men gave us quite He
a treat Sunday morning by tion
singing a quartet, "Nearer my wit
home," which was greatly en- tica
joyed by the congregation. had
Come again, gentlemen, we ext
sure appreciate your help. as
Mrs. Callaway, of Westmin- not
ster, visited friends here Sunday. ian
Pink Taylor, of the Parkins spib
Pharmacy, is sick at his home, last
in Greers. His many friends nes
here hope he will soon be with ing
them again. F
Mrs. Herbert Smith, is visiting iii
her sister, Mrs. Robert Fickling, hos
of Blackville, S. C. Th<
Mr. and Mrs. Janies Heaton, beg
of Travlers Rest, visited the lat- am
ters parents, Mr. and Mrs. Job ha
Smith, Sunday. the
Eugene Brown, of The Atlan- ly
ta Medical Colleg-e is at home for ity
his vacation and is helping Dr. Pe
Sheldon with sone of 1 i ; prac- vai
tice. hu
James L. McCord, who has an(
been confined to his room fo do
some time, is able to be out l
again. ter
B. W. McWhorter has bought a Ii
the3 Mrs. Ford property and is m
erecting a handsome postoffice "
building and later will build a o
large store room. a 11
The Liberty Township Sunday las
School Convention met Thurs- am
day at the Presbyterian church ab
and was well attended. Much sai
interest was taken in the Sunday "
School work. Dr. Lander and
Rev. D. D. Jones, of Easley, gave
some interesting talks which
were enjoyed by all present. We
are glad to see the people inter
ested in the work and hope much ow
good may be accomplished. 11
R. L. Bass, at T. N. Hunter's hra
old store, serves ice cream from of 1
early Monday morning till late hol
Saturday evening. Come da'
around and get an icec-ream, o
Brother Bass will treat you bor
nicely. Sf
Miss Irene Clai - has returned to
from her visit~ to Spartanburg, ula
where she took In de-May Fes- not
tival. art
Mrs. C. H. Parkins is visiting he
in Laurens. ful
Mrs. J. C. Rankin, who hasri
been quite sick, is improving ~
slowly. Ra
Chapman & Callahan has wvil
moved what goods was saved as i
from the fire, to W. S. Parsons wvil
old stand and is selling at cost. wvil
J. Hlugh Shirley had the mis
fortune to get his leg broken. 'l
last week. It was set by Dr. mc
WV. A. Sheldon and he is getting in 1
along nicely. De
A - cal
Central is afteor your trade. si
D. E. Hendricks Dead.
)ied at his home,3 miles north
t of Pickens, at 11 o'clock
asday night, 5th inst., Mr. D
rine Hendricks, aged abou
[E was a man of excellen
4its, fine moral character an
dy constitution, and he con
ted to be active in his accus
ied pursuits till long past th<
at which men ordinarily
p out of the ranks of th(
kers. To this end ther<
no doubt that his sunshin3
osition largely contributed
met most of the condi
is and situations of lift
Ii a smile. He was a prac
,1, mutter-of-fact -nan, bul
his own peculiar way ol
racting merriment from lift
it went along, and he wa
disposed to worry about
bters that could be bettered
other ways. This cheerful
-it remained with him to th(
, and he retained his clear.
3 of intellect up to his clos
[e was a man of generout
ulses and never forgot th<
pitable ways of the pioneer
stranger, even though
gar, never failed to find fooe
I shelter if he sought it at hi
ids, and he was at home b3
bedside of the sick and de
ited in all kind and neighbor
>iices. He had borne advers
bravely and enjoyed pros
ity quietly. He had filled thi
-ious relations of life, as Sonl
bancd, father, br ther, friend
I filled then we1l. 1ho) ca
'r Hendricks leaves two sis
4, a wife, several children an<
ost of relatives and friends t<
urn his death. His remaim
.e laid to rest a t Griflin churcl
which he was a long, usefu
d consistent member, oi
arsday n.orning,, aid as th<
sad i Res were performed
I as the clay of earth cloSe(
ye his silent iestin4-place, w4
with the poet:
aid in the (lust the perishei
heart may die,
t that which warmed it onc
can never die."
low 111uch this communit]
's him and such as he, it i!
>Ossible to estimate, thougi
v~ould be a grateful task t<
ee his influence through som<
;he more direct clpannels, t<
d him up in these degenerati
rs, in his various character;
musband and father, of neigh
and friend, to speak of th<
s and daughters he has reare<
erpetuate his name and em
te his virtues. But it come;
within the scope of this brie:
icl to do so. Suffice it to sa'
lived nobly and died peace
ly. The stern Reaper found
i, "as a shock of corn, full:
3 for the harvest."
lot for him be our tears
bher let us. crown his gray
h garlands; few of us will liv
ong or as well, and fewer ye
1 the Angel of Death grec
~h such a loving touch.
'wo horses belonging to a fo]
r minister of France and kei
uxurlous idleness near Milto:
L., were shipped' to France b4
ise the minister's widow d<
ad to see the animals.
A Shrewd Republican Scheme.
If South Carolina Democrats
received reliable information
that Republican campaign man
b agers had secured a flve-million
do liar-fund to apply to the pur
chase of newspaper support for
the Republican nominee they
would get sizzing hot with Indig
nation. And they WouWd be.
righteously angry.
But Republican campaign
managers are not goingto do this
thing. There is a better plan.
It has been working for five or
six months. It is more insidious
than the other and so more
dangerous. The people, who
would be financial losers under a
political regrime where the gov
ernment is run for the benefit of
the many and not to fatten the
few, know that Bryan is the only
Democrat that this year threat
ens the power of the party of the
trusts and special privileges.
With great shrewdness, those
interests have not waited until
Bryan's nomination to begin
their fight. If that nomination
could be prevented their fight
would be won before the opening
of the campaign. And they
could work for his defeat with
out exposing a hand. They
would have as their natural al
lies all Republican papers and
magazines, and ,as their dupes
the old anti-Bryanites, among
papers and politicians in the
Democratic ranks. Those birds
were baited with the declaratlon
that these interests were ready
to supI)ort a safe and sane Dem
ocrat, who could be elected if
Bryan were eliminated. And
many of the Democratic birds
took the bait. Perhaps one here
and there a little wild was cap
tured through the sprinkling,
directly or indirectly, of a little
financial salt.
For months one of the most
ingenious campaigns ever made
in America, for or against any
man, has been conducted by that
anti-Bryan organization. It has
operated from New York to Cali
fornia; in the South, in the East,
hi the West. Two anti-Bryan
emissaries h avo traveled through
the South; they were liberal gen'
tlemen-- "anybody, especially
any good Southern man, to beat
Bryan!" They hammered on
1Culberson and on Daniel in a
Svain endeavor to switch the
a Texas and Virginia vote for
3 Bryan. They dragged at Gray,
3 and are still pulling on Johnson,
a who may be deceived into at
- tending his own political funeral
3 And what vigorous effort was
made to direct the country's at
-tention to New York's Democra
a tic lieutenant-govenort We esti
mate that not less than $26,000
was spent in "Chanler litera
-ture" alone in the abortive at
Stempt to persuade the country
that he was living.
And the fight goes on, and
Sthrough it all the strength of
a Bryan's popularity has been as
0 unshaken as the rocks upo'n
t which the sea dashes. Indeed,
tBryan Is growing stronger when
any other man in the party must
have gone down under the as
'saults. But the people should
Sunderstand the full significanco
Ilof the war against him.--The
Rcs d ounew nas

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