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Entered April 28, 1908 at Pickeris, 8. C., as second class matter, under act of Congmess of March 8, 1879.
Farmers' Union.
Buromu or'
. Il'MIiOfimil
.t ro orla l n
-C'onducted by the
-fSouth Catrolina Formers' Fduentional auad
Co-Operative Un Ion.
CousmunIc triots Ittended for thistlepar
munt should be addressedI to J. 4. Striolting,
.uomdletou. S.uttb CarolnS.
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
ttringent 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
state Union, the S. C. Farmers
Union News Bureau was rees
tablished in February last by
the executive committee which
has be6i 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 Gaffneuy and other
Union men scattered over the
%n 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 Crops-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
t0 lose 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 wvill 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 goods
have not fallen in price. Cotton
gets high when it gets out of i
producers' hands.
The Government wants to buy
b to 10 million dollars worth of
Ducking, which will take some
cotton. Fall goods have not
I ~ been contracted for yet, but will
have to be soon. Hold your cot
tod for the minimum price. 'Cot -
ton exchanges and their agents
have been trying to create public
senthnent that 15 cts is too high
* and on account of the holding
campaign of the farmers, the fi
nancial cehter in New York has
been shaken, widespread panic
If it is a fact that the Farmers
Union, has in so short a tin
shaken the great Gibraltar of
stock gamblers, we should accept
it as the highest tribute to unity
among the farmers, and call pip
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 im
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 sucn a brute what he de.
served. To be caught alI alom
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 b
ready with head and hand t
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 becom
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 tc
do anything, and the negrc
would have had his way and as
a result, unutterable things
might have happened. To bt
able t~o use her head, being
shrewd enough to outwit him
and get the pistol and then tc
come back and open fire 'upoi:
him is indeed an unusual pro
Then. to-be ready fer him ai
the second attack seems truly
unheard of. All hail to the brav<
young girl. May her years b(
mayand each one a year ol
usefulness and happiness fu 1 cof
the noble attributes that com<
f comn women and lighten and
make easy the manifold burdenv
of man,
IAt Hopewell, Pa., the othe:
diay, Mrs. Margaret Toy, aged 8:
y( ars, was seenl on the roof :
her house directing carpenters
David Robinson, her brothe:
agedi 84, was ini an apple trei
cutting off limbs,' and near by
David M. Cope, a teacher, age<
8), was showing some young
men tricks in wrestling used of
yvars ago.
fThriving Liberty.
In the absence of Rev. P. F.
Crawford, Mr. H. F. Surles, a
student, from Furman Univer
sity, filled his appointment here
Sunday morning and evening,
preaching two fine sermons.
We were glad to have him with
us and hope he will come again,
especially the ,young ladies,
from the way they greeted him.
Of course several of them would
like to attend commencement at
The young men gave us quite
a treat Sunday morning by
singing a quartet, "Nearer my
home," which was greatly en
joyed by the congregation.
Come again, gentlemen, we
sure appreciate your help.
Mrs. Callaway, of Westmin
ster, visited friends here Sunday.
Pinr Taylor, of the Parkins
Pharmacy, is sick at his home,
in Greers. His many friends
here hope he will soon be with
them again.
Mrs. Herbert Smith, is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Robert Fickling,
of Blackville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. James Heaton,
of Travlers Rest, visited the lat
ters parents, Mr. and Mrs. Job
Smith, Sunday.
Eugene Brown, of The Atlan
ta Medical College is at home for
his vacation and is helping Dr.
Sheldon with some of 1 i; prac
James L. McCord, who has
been confined to his room foi
some time, is able to be ou(
B. W. McWhorter has bought
the3 Mrs. Ford property and is
erecting a handsome postoffice
building and later will build a
large store room.
The Liberty Township Sunday
School Convention met Thurs
day at the Presbyterian church
and was well attended. Much
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
good may be accomplished.
R. L. Bass, at T. N. Hunter's
old store, serves ice cream from
early Monday morning till late
Saturday evening. Come
around and get an icec-ream,
Brother Bass will treat you
Miss Irene Clark has returned
from her visit to Spartanburg,
where she took jn t~eMay Fes
Mrs. C. H. Parkins is visiting
in Laurenms.
Mrs. J. C. Rankin, who has
been quite sick, is improving
Chapman & Callahan has
moved what 'goods was saved
from the fire, to W. S. Parsons
.0old stand and is selling at cost.
Cj J. H ugh Shirley had the mis
8 fortune to get his leg broken
last week. It was set by Dr.
1W. A. Sheldon and he is getting
i along nicely.
) I
Central is after your trade.
0. E. Hendricks. Dead.
Died at his home,3 miles north
east of Pickens, at 11 o'clock,
Tuesday night, 5th inst., Mr. 1).
Ervine Hendricks, aged about
62 years.
He was a man of excellent
habits, fine moral character and
sturdy constitution, and he con
tinued to be active in his accus
tomed pursuits till long past the
age at which men ordinarily
drop out of the ranks of the
workers. To this end there
is no doubt that his sunshiny
disposition largely contributed.
He met most of the condi
tions and situations of life
with a smile. He was a prac
tical, matter-of-fact "man, but
had his own peculiar way of
extracting merriment from life
as it went along, and he was
not disposed to worry about
matters that could be bettered
in other ways. This cheerful
spirit remained with him to the
last, and he retained his clear
ness of intellect up to his clos
ing days.
He was a man of generous
impulses and never forgot the
hospitable ways of the pioneer.;
The stranger, even though a
beggar, never failed to find food
and shelter if he sought it at his
hands, and he was at home by
the bedside of the sick and de
lighted in all kind and neighbor
ly offices. He had borne advers
ity bravely and enjoyed pros
perity quietly. He had filled the
various relations of life, as son,.
husband, father, br ther, friend,
and filled them well. WIo can
do more?
Mr Hendricks leaves two sis
ters, a wife, several children anl
a host of relatives and friends to
mourn his death. His remains
were laid to rest at Griffin church
of which he was a long, useful
a n ( consistent member, on
Thursday n-orning, aild as th&
last sad jites were performed,
and as the clay of earth closed
above his silent resting-place, we
said with the poet:
"Cold in the dust the perished
heart may die,
But that which warmed it once
can ne-ver die."'
How much this community
owes him and such as he, it is
impossible to estimate, though
it would be a grateful task to
trace his influence through some
of the more direct cl,annels, to
hold him up in these degenerate
days, in his various characters
of husband and father, of neigh
bor and friend, to speak of the
sons and daughters he has reared
to perpetuate his name and em
ulate his virtues. But it comes
not within the scope of this brief
article to do so. Suffice it to say
he lived nobly and died peace
fully. The stern Reaper found
him, "as a shock of corn, fully
ripe for the harvest."
Not for him be our tears!
Rather let us. crown his grave
with garlands; few of us will live
as long or as well, and fewer yet
wiHl the Angel of Death greet
with such a loving touch.
T wo horses belonging .to a for
mer minister of France and kept
in luxurious idleness near Milton
Del., were shipped to France be,
cause the minister's widow de
sired to see the animals.
A Shrewd Republican Scheme.
If South Carolina Democrats
received reliable Information
that Republican .campaign man
agers had secured a five-million
dollar-fund to apply to the pur
chase of newspaper support for
the Republican nominee they
would get sizzing hot with Indig
nation. And they would 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 regrimo 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
ms 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 declaration
that these interests were ready
to support 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
financiali 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
emisaries have traveled through
the South; they were liberal gen-7
tlemen- "anybody, especially
any good Southern man, to beat
Bryan!" They hammered on
Culberson and on Daniel in a
vain endeavor to switch the
Texas and Virginia vote for
Bryan. They dragged at Gray,
and are still pulling on Johnson,
who may be deceived into at
tending his own political funeral
And what vigorous effort was
made to direct the country's at
tention to New York's Democra
tic leutenant-govenor! We esti
mate that not less than $25,000
was spent In "Chanler litera
ture" alone in the abortive at
tempt to persuade the country
that he was living.
And the fight goes on, and
through it all the strength of.
Bryan's popularity has been as
unshaken as the rocks upo'n
which the sea dashes. Indeed,
Bryan is growing stronger when
any other man in the party must
have gone down under the as
saults. But the people should
understand the full significance
ofthe war against him.--The
Ru d ounew nas

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