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Entered. Apri 28, 1908 at Pickens, 13. (., As second class maatter, under Rot of Con reseof
What shall the cotton airt-a c.f the
south bo fif 19OG? Thii queation
can be asked by anyone, It can
alone be definitely and correctly
answered by that groit arny of
Cot t''n gro(vers, l will eplve the
iPob'en fr themsel1sves anid the
wblw.11Lin thel nexto90days. rTh
gre at ('i 11o Conivointion, w hich
et act N.Gw 0,1..Hil. I., JTnn. i1t..13.
i 9 6 ~ It l I lie l ~ X e l i J "' C i t .i 1 . 1,4 3 .e
1906, a11d Ih If 0 x c!$I(iv., Comm11 ilt(o
of thi'jwher C tin- Asnooa.
tionl, whichl convened lit th110 14nmei
place on Jai . 161, 4I"1- hni mnonai.
usly aind withie;nt a dssen ting
Voice, passed and rucouimend d the
following resolution:
"Believing that the 25 per cent
reductioin in cotton acreago, recom.
nnded and insibtod upon by the
Southern Cotton Association at its
meeting in New Orlians, La., a
year ago was eminantly wise and
salitary, thirs committeu suggests
with all the insistence at its com,
mand that for the year 1906 the
Cotton Asaociation endeavor to con
tinuo that work, to the end that the
original 25 per cent reduction from
the acreage of 1904 may be accom,
plished in the year 1906.'
It is generally admitted that the
reduction in cotton acreage for 1905
4 amounted to an average of 15 per
cent. The demand for full reduction
of 26 per cent from the enormous
area planted in 1904 would mean
that we must still further reduce
the area planted in 1906 from that
of 1905 at least 10 per cen t. Those
farmers who roduced their cotton
acreage 25 per cent last year will
not be asked to reduce again this
year, but they will be expected to
hold their acreage down to that
planted last year. Those farmers
whg did not reduce last year are ex
pected to cut 25 per cent this year.
The man who 'edueed 16 per cent
last year is expected to cut his acre
age another ten per cent this year.
In othor words, it is imperative that
the cotton area plapted on every
farm in tbqSouth this year shall be
at least 25 per cent lose than that
planted in the spring of 1904.
This is easily understood and
should be striedy carried into prac
tical operation if the advice of the
best brains from leading Southern
farmers, the Southern Cotton Asso
ciation and perils of over produc
tion are to be heeded. The farmers
are generally getting into a position
of thrift and independence. This is
due to the fact that for the past few
years, with but one excoption, the
crops of cotton grown, have not
materially exceeded the demands
for consumnption, and fairly good
prices h ave prev ailed .
That the area planted in cotton
last year was too large there can be,
no question of doubt. But for the
bad climatic conditions prevailing
in the south western states, we wvould
have produced over 12,000,000
bales and suffered a tremendous de
pression in prices. With the area
planted in 1905, which amounted
to 27,000,000 acres it Is easily
possible, with normal seasons, to
produce a ciop of over 13,000,000
bales. What is the sensibhle thing
to do; cut the acreage and prodnc
tion within the limits of consump,
tion at good perices, or plant largely,
produce superahuntiantly and sell
at ruinous prices? This is the im
portant question which now coii
fronts every cotton gronier in the
south. Diversification is the key..
note to the proper solution of the
problem. Piant more land in food
supply crops ; less land in cotton;
live at homenanId sell yours staple
crops slowlf, and at prices showing
a profit on the year's labor. Cot,
ton is today the cheapest commodi
ty On the market, figuritng the true
cost of its production.
The true doctrine of divorsifica.
tion and reduction in cotton acreage
will be preached from every hill.
top and valley, by the officers aiad
members of the Southern Gotton,
4Association, during the next 90
days. The entire southern Press
will be urged to lift its voice, in be.
half of these two fundamental prop
ositions upon which the south must
stake her -forfLunes igi 1906. The
wise man will heed thisadv1ice .ad
For the farmers w
tors, the famous Col
A carload of BarbE
Are our leading bra
of Potash and Nitrat
To those who.have
do well to call and s(
A good horse for sc
Our Dry Goods D
have many bargains
i lot, all sizes, at $i.oo each.
with heavy stitched bottom at $3.00
Also a lot of Ladies black un
Be sure and ask to see them.
Ladies Belts-A large lot in
The Ladies are respectfully ii
exercise every possible nfluence selecl
over his neighbors -nio are iot dis- the n
posed to exercise pruirisce before it Th
is too late. . Make your farms self- tion,
staining and grow happy and pros- May,
perous. It is
As the markets of the world are come
gradually broadened and the de- year.
mund increases, then, and not till COnVI
then, let the acreage planted in tivo
cotton be increased. Rhgulate the me t
supply to moet the present demand along~
for consumption, and thereby have (0onv4
a controlinig-Voice in the prices of miap1
the raw product. No power on mitte
earth can control prices, when the 'Th
legitimate laws of supply and de- there
mand are r'.cklessly disregardled. each
The farmers'are the arbiters of their the ci
future fortunes. We will point Satu:
the way to success. Pause and re- tion '
flect before it is too late, the Ii
Harvie Jordan, State
Pres. S. C. A. ne da
Gen. Wilie Jones Annouces Dates for pr
Meeting of Clubs, County 1
and State Conven-da,
tions. days,
and I
Gens. Wilie JOneOR, Chairman of lists
the State democratic executive firsti
committee, stated yesterday that Ge
the campaign incident to the par- Richi
ty primaries will soon commence. ecuti1
He expects to call the executive state
committees together about the 4th parti<
of April in order to take up any the a
matters which may require the at- a gre~
tontion of the committee before bring
the meeting of the democratic ness
The meeting of the clubs will be will a
held on the last Saturday in A pril, An
the 28th, and the county conlven- of bei
tion, made up of delegates seleet'* dispe
ed at the club meetings, will assem- -conv
blo on the 7th of May to elect del- state
egates to the State convention, a get ti
Oounty executive committee and a !" P1
member from each county to the
State democratic executive comn- U1
mittee. On account of the lack of no o
factiegalism in the last few years disp(
there has~ not been mangeh interest pie
in organizing party machmnery, but it'o
tt is probable that there will be tion
more cat-e observed thAjn,.usaI in Stat
e have all kinds ol
Cotton Planters,
d Wire and Nails
nds of Fertilizers.
e of Soda.
not yet made thei
se us.
tle on favorable tel
epartment is stool
to offer. We can r
i lot extra heavy, all colors,
each. i lot light grays, the lat<
cier skirts, made of nice silk finis
patent and dull finish leather and
ivited to call. We will take plea
ing officers of the party for M
ext two years.
3 State democratic conveni
will be held on the 16th of
that being the third Tuesday.
not known what matters will
before tho convention this
After the meeting of the
,ntioni the new State oxecu
ommittee will make arrang
a for the State campaign*
lines decided upon in tlie
uttion. The itinerary willl be
ed out by the executive Corn
e party constitution says that Al
shall he on~e or more clubs ini
ward or township and that ed
nbs shall meet on the fourth
Mday in April iut State elec- g
rears, the county conventions -2
rat Mlonday in May and the
convention the third Wed,
y in May.
qualifications for voting in
late primaries are that the
n who desires to vote must in pr
been a resident of the state furnis
onths and of the county 60
who must pledge himself to
by the result of the primaries, steps
iis nance must be on the club
at least, five days before the Mere]
I. . Jones h as represented
and county on the State ex
re committee 18 years. He
I festerday that he has no
ular desire to be chairman of
tate committee, for it entails
at. deal of bard work and
S down a lot of tinpleasant
upon the head of the chair.
but if the party desires it he
gain serve. e r
ar ticle having-the appearancee
tng "inspired" statos that the hU
nsary supporters will hold a ji
antion in anticipation of the tha e.
convention and that they will *,{
etr lines into good condition
enty of time. This te hn keep.
with the suggestions made a BO
lays ago by Sengor Tillman.
to this time there have heen)
pen movements by either the a~
usary or anti-dispensary poo- .
oward a meeting, although It eg
been customary for the probi, rm
nists to hold a state conven.***
in the early epring.--Columbia ...
farming implements,
Plows of every descript
just arrived.
All grades of Acid P1
arrangements for thei
:ed to overflowing and
aention only a few. TI
it $1-50 each. 1 lot fancy, blue, blaci
!st in tucks at $5.oo each. 2 black bro
i goods, with deep ruffles and pleats, all
silk, all colors. An up-to-date line o
sure in showing them the goods.
-Bruce- Morro
Practical Blacksmith, Wheelwr
Woodworkman. Scientific hors
Bring your horses to me to be sho
I fit the shoe to the foot, not the foot
I of our work is Guaranteed. Your pati
and appreciated. Respectfullly,
reat Reduc
ill our entire stock will now be sold at e
ices and if you have not bought your<
hing goods, now is a good tiine to save
L'ake advantage of this drop in price 1:
in ahead of you and gets the plum.
Free Cleaning and Pressing of all cloth
aant Tailoring Department.
,L. Rothschi
Sole agent for Hawes Hat and Dutches
R. MeMB'O4
w Compa
i Jull line of Disc Harr
ion, and everything elh
iosphates, Kainit, Cott(
r supplies this year, we
in order to make room
iis month we are ofteri:
, gray, trimmed in buttons and cords at
ad cloth, fancy tucked pleated skirts and
sizes from 65 cents to $aoo each.
F Ladies Collars justt arrived.
Ight "D 0
eshoer. Being well dress
question of spending a I
rig -t. .y it's a question of go'
the shoe right store. Mont nny
fairly good snits as far
and elothi are oncern
AN R EPAIR djiactie stle nad a
, ~ * *But that's what ye
at a trio, you can ewsily
onage solicit.. fctk 10o can't afford:
more rise in your owna
GANT T. (*aid other's> tbat our
clothes give you-that
5UMMMMg well-groomed look--Isi
-kind of a can~h asset to
ti iiThe picture show ne
great reduction $10* t0
wVercoat, suit or
money, SJEE? TilEM
efore some else
Our new steok <
ng made in our O'''r*e*a'' "'t n
___ i. ENDE~L
s Trousers. Nice L~ine ol
.And extracts to aake frui
* prices are reasomable.
I have some rare bi
In men's and boy's i
gleves, et.. A nice lime o
*hosiery ets., for ladies and
drella flour to make Chrii
. make a nice oake without
* for a merry Chrtmas,
SDRUG nieln0o vr
aws, Guano Distribu
se needed on the farni.
m Seed Meal, Muriate
wish to say, they will
for our Spring Goods,
rg special bargains in
$2.50 each. I lot grays and blacks
one in blue, the latest styles, at $6.oo.
f Stylish Quality
d iiu'l a
At of mon
nig to tho
store has
a~s thread
real fit is
ui get here
afford. In
sell. The
he biggot
any man.
ng from--.
f Winter
l20 South Main Street.
cakes for Christmas have arrived and the
rgains. to offer the trade during
ate, shoe., pants, underwear, overshirts
f fascina~Qrs, union suits, calicu, corsets,
ehitdren. Don't forget to get a Back of Oin
itmas cake., the best ini America. You can't
goodI flour. The best Is the oheapest. Yours
H ARRIS, ByIa, ef
>ats to go at a bargain.

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