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-ConIducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
4 Communications intended for thii
_iepartment should be addressed to J. (
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
We desire to make it plain to al]
soncerned that when we urge farmers
to hQld their cotton off the market
we are talking to that class of cotton
growers who are in position to do so,
In the outset we urged every farmei
to arrange his debts first, as best as
'he could, by storing his cotton ox
otherwise, and kaep all the weak cotr
ton off the market. But now, since
New York has combined to refuse
money to our southern banks to keep
this weak cotton off the market, it
seems that those cotton growers whc
have placed themselves ; in such a
hazardous -position of growing cotton
exclusively with which to buy theiz
living, - even down to their daily
bread, are in hard luck, and are like
ly to pay a heavy penalty for not
growing their home supplies, and
placing their financial destiny in the
hands of a gang of worthless gamb.
lers. Boys, come out from uxde
these robbers and grow your own sup
Money turned loose by the eottoa
coming on the market at this time
helps others of more grit and plulc
by mnakig money easier to get tc
hold other cotton off the market.
Seventy-four banks in Georgia have
made public their willingnees to dc
all in their power to aid farmers it
holding their cotton off the marke
for profitable prices. What are oui
banks in South Carolina doing in thiE
The cotton growing farmers wh<
have plenty of home grown farm su
plies at home and do not have f<
borrow 'money with which to holi
their cotton, are increasing in num
hers and growing in both purse and
education in. the business.
This move to st'ore cotton in Euro
pean warehouses does not mean bu
one thing, and that is to flank Nov
York's money panics and save cottoi
growers from being forced to sell a
bear prices. Sout.hern ceotton in Eu
rope is just as safe there as Europeal
m,oney is in New York.
When things don't go your way al
.the time and you conclude to quit th<
Union on your own account, publi,
opinion generally concludes that yoi
are the one who is wrong, or yoi
would not have condemned yoursell
out of the union.
When any of your officers get up t<
that high station of conducting ~the
Union's. business onl such a high plan
that' they protest against an enquir2
by members into their affairs, yo1
may put it down that there is some
. thing dead up the creek.
Don't get uneasy about any of you:
officers of the Union getting top
heavy, or fear about their headf
growing heavier their bodies. Spe
cific gravity, or the natural trend di
things, will tumble the head or heavy
end down towards the collar, whil(
his heels go up towards the ceiling
One enemy within the Union can be
1nore harmful than ten enemies or
* Because some officer has not done
.lis duty or done some dirty trick,
don't fail out with the whole system
or plan of the Farmers Union, for
this Union is the best organization
the jfarmner ever made. Just swar
that fellow off for a better man foi
the niace and sto right ahead with the
good work, and stop fighting one an
The Union is no resting place foi
sluggard or grafter. It is a combina
tion of farmers forces to combai
against the enemies who combine t<
* rob the farmer of the earnings of his
hard labor. Therefore, when yoi
-have joned the Union you hav-e
mn. elv enlisted inl the fa rmers arm'
to battle fr r oir ri-:h Prepari
yoursr'Ives to 'tinna( the f~'c and ti
refe.r:! it two-fold pvery time.
Chea.rer to Sell?.
We have reen;~tly heard severa
farmers say that it was cheaper fo:
them to sell their cotton at 10 cent
than it was for them to borrow mon
a o thver cottfon for 15 eent5
N>' :~ 't tIink for a moment tha
these were Tnion men, for I hardl:
think there are any so weak minde<
mtn who do this are to a cerLain
(and very large) extent, robbers. Yes
Ifor in a great many instances they
are robbing their families of good
wholesome food, good clothing, and
taking the advantages of a good edu
cation away from their children, and
taking away from his home that joy,.
peace and happiness that should be
there. Poor fools "they know not
what they do.''
Say now, the Ten Cent Man! You
have sold your 500 pound bale of cot
ton at 10 cents. It brought you $50.00.
If you had been a man, had been
honest to your family, to these depen
dent upon you, and kept that cotton
for 15 cents, don't you think that you
would be feeling better over the mat
ter? It is doubtful for such as you
are devoid of feeling. If you had
kept that cotton off the market until
the 15 cents mark was reached, it
would have brought you $75.00. Now
say, if you had kept that cotton at
home and borrowed the $50.00 and
paid 50 per cent for same, would you
have lost anything? Of course you
could have borrowed this $510.00 at a
nuch less rate, but I am just giving
you this to show you what you are
There is not a man in the whole
cotton belt but that could have kept
his cotton every bale of it till the
present time, and if they had, and
not glutted the market at the very
beginning every pound of cotton
would have brought 15 cents and
more. There are men .in almost all
sections of the country today who
are urging their renters to sell at the
present price. "Thou fool" why
listen not to these men, who are steal
ing from you for their individual
Hold fast to your cotton boys and
listen to the voice of these men, who
are trying to drag you down the hill
while they are going upward no lon
Hold for the price fixed by your
National Union. For 15 cents.
W. C. Barnett.
Our Cotton Letter.
For cheek and gall the following
- clipping from an editorial in the Sat
turday Evening Post seems to be about
r the limit. This man wants the
i Southern Cotton Growers to sacrifice
t their cotton as usual in order to bene
- fit others but the old cotton growers
i are determined not to do thi; thing:
''We must depend principally up
on cottoni. which Enrope will buy in
great quantities, and which runs in
1 to money very Last, to overcome this
I menace and turn the tide our way.
3 That. in view of such a public need,
1planters should hold cotton for mere
ily personal gain is truly reprehensi
Sble. We read that the banks gener
ally will keep them in the path of du
ty by refusing to extend loans on
''A similar situation arises every
fall. Cotton makes nearly one-quarter
rof our total exports. Much more than
1anything else, it is what keep our
trade with the world going. We must,
each year, hurry out the great staple
in order to meet our balances in Eu
rope. The function of the cotton in
dustry in figancing our foreign trade
is so important, indeed, that one
might almost expect to see a bill in
congress-introduced by a gentleman
from Pennsylvania and backed 'by
the stand-pat league-f orbidding
planters to withhold a single bale
that was ready fe9r export."
Our Cotton Letter.
We are rejoiced to see the grit and
pluck shown by so many Farmer's
Union men during this supreme mo
ment when all New York seem to be
combined to break down our deter
mined dforts to hold cotton for pro
fitable prices. There are more and
stronger men in the holding crowd
this year than ever known before,
and quite a large number are with us
this time that do not belong to either
bthe Farmer's Union or the cotton As
sociation. Our farmers warehouses
-all over S. C. are being filled up with
.'cotton. Anderson County Union has
her large two story house full and'
now filling another department in a
cotton mill house. In fact every
where we hear ofwarehouses being
fed and throwimr the key away
n mt to; be femal unitil mniimum nriees
en.efl(i',. F7:Vr half the co~ttonl
a. sy 'f the? burning sni!p,hnrie bhie
1lazes of hades bef'ore they will let it
gO at cotton hear prices.
The time is now at hand when all
the sou:h must strud up for cotton.
tEvery banker. merchant and all oth
er business !m-t -id cotton growers
1(in their strugeles Lor the profits on
table prics is oU; leave off luxuries
and deny themselveis and families
some of the comforts that they may
expect to enjoy when they gain the
vetory. The cotton grower who is in
the fight for right must wear out his
old clothes and then patch them. He
must do without sugar in his coffae
if necessary and only one drink of
whiskey a week and a whole lot of
>ther things and above all go at it
aow to raise every thing at home that
will grow on your lands that you
aeed. Diversify your lands and in
.rease the yield and profits.
We have won our prices on cotton
meed because the oil mills are here
unong us where we can attend to our
>wn affairs Ind New York is not in
it. It now beings to lok like we at
;he south will be forced to spin up
31ore of our own cotton too.
4 The south must now set up a de
termined fight against this New
York's skinning game on her cotton
-rop and go at it in earnest to im
prove our own southern ports. South
Darolina must stand for Charleston
3s her shipping port for her cotton
nd patronize imports. brought in by
ihips that export her cotton and all
Ather cottoi states must do the same
Vor their respeetive portt&
The south does not owe New York
any bounties or pensions in this cot
ton business. New York cotton hand
ing busiaess wsa built up by men
many of whom were reared in the
south and we have more as capable
men here to build up our southern
ports and shipping interests. The
south's prosperity was not brought
about by New York's aid or friend
ship, but it has been forged out of
the golden profits of her cotton in
spite of New York's skinning games
practiced by her cotton exchange
an'd other combinations of accumu
Cotton bears and speculators that
have done no other business all their
lives cannot afford to give up their
occupations without a hard fight.
They have got to put up a hard
fight or starve while they run.
The farmer that gives in and lets
the speculator have his cotton at
panic prices when he can help it has
no more grit, or pluck than a coward
ly soldier that stampedes and flees to
the rear at the first fire from the ene
The relief afforded eetton growers
under the new plan of storing his
cotton aeross the ocean out of New
York panic's where both storage cost
and interest on advance are much
cheaper, is. a good move at the right
time. This will show New York that
she cannot skin cotton growers when
they take a notion to keep them from
doing it !
Many of our best farmers say they
are too busy to attend Union meet
ings. A man that is no~t busy at home
or is not worth anyt-hing to himself
or his family at home is of no use to
his Farmers Union. Stick a pin down
at this point and please remember it.
A good farmers union is made of
good working farmers tha't 'havg de
termined to think soine -as work some.
When a member undertakles to rl
or run the union and the member
ship, gets on to him you may listen
for- something to drop and do'wn he.
Whenever one man or even thre'e
or four of them get to thinking they
are bigger than their county or state
union and the membership get on to
them, these very large small men gen
erally have to take water and go down
the river where Ward's ducks went.
*A Memphis man complains bitter
!hat women are psrmitted to wear
big h'ats in the theatre boxes. If this
reform wave seeks to go too far,
doubtles there will be trouble sure
NOTICE TO OVEESBBES.
All overseers of preblic roads in
Newberry county are hereby ordered
to work their respective sections for
the full time, as reggired by law, by
December 1st, 1907. Herein fail not,
on pain of the penalty of the law.
J. Monroe Wieker,
. County Supervisor.
Nov. 2nd. 1907.
October' 30th, 1907. at 11 o'cloc.k
in.m., we will sell at iublic anetion
atD Gilliamu Placc.'' now owned
by M~rs. D. A. Kieekly, one-half mile
from the late residence of John A.
Cromer, dee.eased, One Engine, One
Gin and One Press. Terms: Cash.
Daisy E. Cromer,
Geo. B. Cromer,
and all kinds of
Phone 247 and have every- Ci
thing delivered promptly to your
We are now located on Main G
street, also at the old
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMNT.
As administratrix of the estate of
Robert L. Schumpert, deceased, I will
make a final settlement as said ad
ministratrix of said estate in the of
flee of the probate judge for Newber
ry county, South Carolina, on Deeem
ber 5, 1907, and thereafter apply for
letters dismissory as said administra
trix. All persons holding claims
against -said estate will present them
duly attested before that date,
and persons indebted to said estate
must make payment.
Mrs. C. A. Schumpert,
Administratrix of estate of Robert L.
EXECUTOR'S SALE OF LAND. w
By virtlue of the power vested in be
me as executor of the last will and Jis1
testament of Simeon Miller, deceased,
I will sell at New(berry Couirt House W
on Monday, (salesday) the 2nd of
Deember, 1907, at 11 o'clock a. m.,
at public auction, .t.he following real
estate of which the said Simeon Mil
1er died sEized and possesed:
Traeit No. 1 eontaining 100 1-5
aeres, bounded by lhndA of B. L. Mil
ler, Mise 8allie Metts and traet No.
2 of the estate of Simeoni Miller.
Tract No. 2 containing 91 1-3 acres,
bounded by traet No. 1 of the estate
of Simeon Milller, by lands of J. W.
Met.ts 'and Miss Salie Mitts, the
lands of Ira A. Miller, and tract No.
3 of the~ st:ate of Sim:'ai M:''er.
Tract No. 3 containing 60 acres and
bounded byv tr-aet No. 2 of the estate
of Simeon Miller, lands of Ira A.4
Miller, A. T. Dominiek, D. I. Long
and J. W. Matts.
Plats of said lands are on file in
the office of the probate judge for
Terms of sale: One-half eas.h and
the balance in twelve months with
interest from date of sale seeur'ed by
bond of purchaser and mortgage of
premises. Purchaser to pay for pa
James H. Wise, w
Exeutor, Simeon Miller, deceased. bi
Mrs'D. N. Walker, editor of that spicy
tournal, the Enterprise, Louisa, Va.,
jays: "I ran a nail in my foot last week til
and at once applied Bucklen's Arnica fo
salve. No inflamation followed; the
salve simply healed the wound.'' Heals
sores, burns and skin diseases. Guaran
Seed 'at W. E Peiham & Son, Druggists.
Arrival and Departure of Trains. oi
Schedules of passenger trains in
and out of the UTnio)n Station, New- =
berry, S. C.
Southern Trains. f
No. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. mn.
No. 12 for Columbia ....10 32 a. m.
No. 18 for Columbia .... 1.50 p. m.
No. 19 for Greenvie .. .. 1.35 p. m..
No. 11 for Greenville .... 4.42 p. mn.N
No. 16 for Columbia . ... 9.47 p. m.
C., N. & L. Trains.
No. 85 for Laurens . ... 5.19 a. m.
No. 22 for Columbia . .. . 8.47 a.'mn.
No. 52 for Greenviile . .12 46 p. m.
No. 53 for Columbia .... 3.10 p. mn.
No. 21 for Laurens .... 7.25 p. mn.
No. 84 for Columbia .... 8.30 p. mn.
The foregoing schedules are given
only for information, are not guaran
teed and are subject to change with
July 15, 1907.
G. L. Robinson,
Savcd Har Son's Life.
How to Remain Young.
T~1 continu vowL in healthi and
strength, do as ai rs. N. F. Rox'an, 3Ie
Ionugh, Ga., did(. She says: "Three
bottles of Electric Bitters cured me of
chronic liver and stomach trouble, com
picated with such an unhealthy condi
tion of the blood that my skir turned red
as flannel. I am now practically 20 years
younger than before I took Electric Bit
trs. I can now do all my work withI
ease and assist in my husband's store."
Guaranteed at W. E. Pelham & Son'sj
naore . Price 0Co.
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aange, will cloc
rockery at Nev
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