The National Co-operator and Farm Journal (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 31, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 8, 1907 Page: 3 of 8
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TTTE NATIONAL CO-OPEHATOR AND FARM JOURNAli.
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THE LA VHKNCE-WILLI A MS CO.. Cleveland. O.
"Uncle Sara" Hampton, an organizer
and lecturer of The Farmers' Educa-
tional and Oo-Operative Union, will de-
liver public lectures to farmers and
their friends on the question of profit-
able prices and controlled marketing,
involving •-'■warehouses and clearing
bouses, and will explain in detail how
the machinery of organization of the
co-operating farmers can become the
greatest power in making prices for
themselves and how the so-called
price fixers on the boards can be re-
The farmers and their families are
cordially invited to be present. Get
all the farmers of the neighborhood
to come out.
"Uncle Sam" li an entertaining and
instructive speaker, and has the en-
dorsement of all the State officers. The
dates for Hunt County will be as fol-
Fairlie, Thursday night. May 9.
Wieland, Wednesday night, May 10.
Caney, Saturday night, May 11.
Kingston, Monday night, May 13.
Hurst Creek, Tuesday night, May 14.
The dates for Grayson County are
Frisco, Monday, May 20, 2 p. m.
Celina, Tuesday, May 21, 2 p. m.
Weston, Tuesday, May 21, 8 p. m.
Anna, Wednesday, May 22, 1:30 p.m.
Westminster, Wednesday, May 22, 8
Blue Ridge, Thursday, May 23, 1:30
Princeton, Thursday, May 23, 8 p.
Farmersvllle, Friday, May 24, 10 a.
Capeville, Friday, May 24, 8 p. m.
Wylie, Saturday, May 25, 2 p. m.
The dates for Hopkins County will
be as follows:
Mt Zion, at Union Picnic, 5 miles
north of Cumby, Saturday, June 1.
The Cat Out Of The Bag
Your Patronage Voluntary and Involuntary
Has built all the great machines and bound you to them—
hand and foot and mind—all because you are dependent upon them,
but do not own them. You have built them a dozen times lrom the
profits made from }rour patronage, and unconsciously given the
(direct and indirect) present owners.
And these machines and you patiently work for them, making
profits, until they have wealth that they cannot use, and they are
now wanting you to subsidize ships to carry their surplus products
of these machines to a foreign market—not to exchange for th.nga
of your necessity, but for gold and things of luxury for themselves.
All this is brought about by the thing called MANUFAC-
TURING, and carried on by the use of a thing called money, mis-
Of capital there are two kinds recognized by the powers that
be—FIXED, and WORKING. Fixed capital is that invested in
machines, their housing, etc., called a Manufacturing Plant. Work-
ing capital is that used in buying raw materials and labor and other
things entering into a manufacturing and distributing business; this
iB usually borrowed from the banker, and is seldom owned, while
fixed capital is owned, and not borrowed. You will notice that
the banker acts as the custodian of this thing, money, that you may
have a little; but (it's mostly theirs) it's a medium of exchange,
a scale that weighs values, the half-bushel that measures them, with-
out which you could not convey from your mind to my mind the
price value of a single article. It's a convenience, and only should
be a convenience, by which, for instance, you can take a hundred
bales of cotton and squeeze them and press them and finally roll
them into a little roll small enough to put into ,your pocket. You
can take a little piece of it and exchange for a horse, a wagon, a
cow, or expand into a whole herd of cattle. It's so valuable that
you will not trust yourself to the care of it; so you deposit it with
the banker, who gives you no sccuity. You simply have confidence
in his ability to loan it and get his interest from the other fellow
in advance, and knows that the chances are that the amount the
fellow does gft will probably be back into his, the banker's, hands
before night, and probably the borrower will take a check-book and
pay in checks, and the person accepting the check takes it to the
bank where it is simply taken from the amount in bank to the
credit of the giver of the check, and added to the deposit of the
person depositing it. So the actual cash does not leave the bank
at all. That is the way we will do business some day when we
have the illumination to co-operatively do it for ourselves, and is
the reason"the present direct and indirect owners business discourage
you when you talk about going into co-operative manufacturing.
Now, you can see that the machine owner, the owner of fixed capi-
tal is the DIRECT owner; and that the banker and people who bor-
row his money are the indirect owners. You, the producers, and the
wage workers, are the greatest of them all; you are the PATHONS.
And this we will proceed to prove. Now, in order to get that
part of capital known as "working capital," and used in the con-
duct of manufacturing business, you must be able to show a good
credit; for it's credit that gets this valuable thing, or its use.
Then, if it's credit that gets the use of money, credit must he recog-
nized in its self as a veery valuable thing, and it certainly is, or
it could not secure a thing considered of so much value to business
as money is considered to-dav.
Then for a certainty the fact is established that the thing that
procures this credit (that secures this money) must be the most
•valuable of them all; now that thing is in you; you yourself hold
it, and you should control and get the benefit of it. It Li patronage.
There, "by gosh," I have done let the cat out of the bag, and you are
the owner of something and have had something all this time that
ou did not know the value of, or you would (and yon will now)
avc sent $10 in cash—or $5—and one dollar each month for five
months to the Rio Grande Woolen Mills Co. (Co-operative) of
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and at once yourself become the direct
owner, too, of thifc co-operative business. You will send this $10
in cash, which is sufficient for 100,000 or 1,000,000 persons to pay
in per capita to supply the FIXED capital for co-operatively own-
ing the Cotton, the Woolen and the Shoe Plants with which to man-
ufacture and distribute your necessities in these three things.
You will make out your note for $.r><) (if you do not have the
cash), and indorse the $10 upon it as part payment, and give this
for ten shares, so as to secure equal ownership. It is an earnest of
your PATRONAGE; it is loaning your CREDIT to your own
Company, made good as proven by that most valuable thing, the
fact of your own PATRONAGE—a real, tangible thing, upon which
to base credit. Then it is your PATRONAGE, as shown above,
that establishes yonr co-operative Company's credit, and makes it
possible for it to secure its working capital that is so necessary;
and the profits that the present owners are unable to re-invest Ca-i
John D. Rockefeller and others are examples of) will be applied to
your notes until they are paid off and your Company does not need
them any more.
This is real co-operation that really co-operates.
Some who would like to join will not see this, r.nd so let those
of you who want to help establish co-operation—that is. the truth
applied to business by the use of scientific principles—send in your
application to our 100,000 Club, and carry the good news to them.
Let whole Locals join and establish the co-operative manufacturing
at once. Tret's not lose the benefit of our patronage longer.
Yon will be well paid for doing this.
Rio Grande Woolen Mills Co., Co-operative
Albuquerque. New Mexico.
At night. 3 miles south of Cumby,
Saturday, June 1.
Miller Grove, at Union picnic, speak
twice Monday, June 3.
Arbala, at night, Monday, June 3.
Center Point, at Union picnic, speak
twice, Tuesday, June 4.
New Home, Wednesday, June 5.
Blinker, Thursday, June 6.
Dike, at Union picnic, Friday, speak
twice. June 7.
Tira, Saturday, June 8.
The farmers are up in arms, the
bugle call is sounded, and the supreme
test is at hand. Thousands of farm-
ers are lining up every day. The new
revelation has waked them up. Join
the Union and get "next" to the heart
of the movement. Keep informed by
subscribing for The National Co-Oper-
ator, the great National Journal, the
paper that is leading tlie fight for
profitable prices, and gives the news
from the fields of activity. Give your
name to the speaker at $1.00 per year,
or ask him for club rates.
THE NATIONAL CO-OPERATOR,
I build and equip COTTON WAREHOUSES of every description; my warehouses take the lowest
rates of Insurance and hnve no waste space or material. Gives what you need and nothing more, therefore
you get what you pay for and pay for what you receive. No Ficticious Capacities as my PLANS show
where to STORE every bale.
My PROPOSITION is FAIR and SQUARE. If you appreciate fair and square dealing and honest
prices write me and make dates that my representative may meet with you with plans, specifications and
DO YOU WANT A HAY PRESS?
If you do, here is the one you want
and you won't have any other after you
know about it. It will save you money,
Is more durable and will press more
hay, and is adjustable so you can make
heavy or light bales. Its mechanical
simplicity makes it rank ahead of
anything in the field.
Don't miss this opportunity of get-
ting the best —for the least money-
made in both wood and steel. One
horse operates it and it will do more,
easier in a day than one that is op-
erated by two horses. Write to-day
for full particulars, which will be Bent
you by return mail, and you will buy
the best and cheapest hay press made.
Fully guaranteed. Reference, Gaston
National Hank, Dallas, Texas. Ad-
dress Triple Power Hay Press Co. for
full information, 875 and 877 Com-
merce St., Dallas, Texas, stating you
read this in The National Co-Operator.
ELLIS COUNTY UNION.
Editor National Co-Operator: Ellis
County Union will meet at Midlothian
on July 19th and 20th. All Locals are
urged to send full delegations and it
Is hoped there will be a full attend-
ance as President E. A. Calvin of the
State Union and Hon. Jack Beall, mem-
ber of Congress, will deliver addresses.
W. J. SHAW.
Do It Now!
Do Not Wait!
My FORMS of BOOKS are Simple and Correct, Easy to k^ep; you will not need a College Gradu-
ate for Warehouseman, just one of the Boys.
INVESTIGATE and when SATISFIED that I have the BEST proposition award me the contract
and save further WORRY and EXPENSE.
REFERENCES:- National Ciiy Bank, Houston. Texas; Peden Iron & Steel Co., Houston, Texas;
Vineyard-Walker & Co. Bank, Eagle Lake, Texas; Eagle Lake State Bank, Eagle Lake, Texas; First National
Bank, Eagle Lake, Texas; First National Bank, Bay City, Texas; The Simpson Bank, Columbus, Texas;
G. C. Gifford & Co. Bank, Wharton, Texas.
La. Ark. & Tex.
No. 0 64x96 Iron Clad TT.... 7?. ....... .$l,500.oo to $1,750.°o..
No. 00 100x150 " " $3,000.00 to $3,350.00. .
No. 1"2 62'«x80 feet. Best Construction • • • • $1,650.°°
Texas 18 3-4 cts.
.$l,650.°o to $1.870.oo
$3,180.oo to $3.650.oo
No. 5* 140x200
No. 6 140x280
. $5.350.oo $2.600.oo.
. $4,500.oo $5,000.oo.
. .$5,660.oo $6,250.oo.
. $7,600 oo $8,400.0°.
All numbers from 1-2 up have Office andSample Room outside of werehouse ceiled and painted. In fact everything complete.
J. H. MEYER,
Box 471 Houston, Texas.
I BOND YOUR WAREHOUSEMAN to the amount of fr< m $2,00) tc 5, 00 at lowest rate
STANDS BY CO OPERATOR.
Editor Co-Operator: I have Just re-
ceived the issue of Co-Operator of
May 1 and I want to assure you that
I heartily indorse every word in A.
J. Caruthers' article.
I felt and feel as he did. Run my
date up six months and let iny name
stand where it is—at the head of the
list. When I get able I will "chin up"
a lot more "half-baked" Union men
here for Co-Operator.
J. W. WHITE.
he is a power for Unionism along
broad lines. If each county had such
a worker our cause would be in safe
hands. I shall never forget my pleas-
ant stay witli him. F. V. EVANS.
Fort Worth, Tex
lug taken into the Union contrary to
the constitution. Organizers must not
initiate any man who is ineligible. If
it is done, I will cancel commission.
I). J. NiSILL,
DELTA COUNTY UNION.
DOING NICELY IN MISSOURI.
books of Instruction are so plain that
a man, though he lie blind, need not
err therein. Let me again advise tho
truck-grower to equip himself with a
small canning factory, ami bccomo
independent, and live like a king at
home. I 'lit. up your best stuff and fill
your cans full, and you will well all
that you can put up at a good pries.
Hundreds of cars of canned gooda
come Into Texas from the North that
could be supplied in Texas and from
Texas soil, saving thousands ot, dol-
lars to our people. Let us turn a
new leaf. Best wishes for all.
JOHN T. GARNER.
Interesting and Enthusiastic Meeting
Was Held and Eloquent Speeches
He Tells of His Visit to Wise and Par-
ker Counties—Spoke to Sover-
eigns In Wise Union.
Editor Co-Operator: I take pleasure
In giving some of the good things
for our people in Wise and Parker
Counties. I was sent to Wise County
by our State officials to attend the
Wise County Union April 6th to fill
the place of Brother Calvin. . The
three days' meeting resulted in plan-
ning a campaign for the revival of tho
Union and take charge of our own in
this county. Twelve as good men as
can be found anywhere was elected
to direct this work and already vis-
ible results are being had.
The Union now owns six gins and
are to erect a $50,000 oil mill at
Bridgeport. Brother O. F. Dornbiaser
Is lecturing the county and we have
very fine audiences with from six to
ten applications at each meeting. I
feel sure the membership will be dou-
bled by June 1st.
The ovation given the County Un-
ion at Alvord by the citizens was a
great success. Each night was given
to public speaking and the band boys
rendered some splendid music. By
the way, this is the first Farmers'
Union band In the State and we are
to have them at Fort Worth at our
It was my pleasure to fill Brother
Neil's place at Weatherford Friday,
May 3rd; also at a picnic 10 miles
south of Weatherford on the 4th.
At the county meeting 32 Locals
were represented and much good work
was accomplished. A kinder reception
than the one given me on this occa-
sion I have never met. The l/>cals
had sent their very best men for busi-
ness. I spoke to large audiences on
Saturday on the picnic occasion. This
county Is the home of our courageous
Peter Bradford, one of the State Ex-
ecutive Committee. We were togeth-
er two days and nights. I must say
Editor Co-Operator: I will give
through our paper a short report of
the last meeting of the Delta Cornfy
Union and short it will be indeed, lor
during the night after the close of tho
meeting clouds that looked very se-
rious gathered over our little county
and a liall storm visited us, the like
of which has not been experienced In
this county for a long time. C'ropB
are totally destroyed, the fields wash-
ed and bare as nothing ever had been
planted. On account of this you see
we are very busy plowing and replant-
The Delta County Union which
holds regular monthly meetings met
as above Indicated at Cooper on tho
20th and 27th of April. We had been
specially invited by the citizens and
merchants of tho city to hold tills
meeting there and a splendid pro-
gram had been arranged. An elo-
quent address of welcome was deliv-
ered by Hon. A. T. Stell, a prominent
attorney, the response to which was
made by venerable G. J. Woodruff In
his usual dignified manner. Then fol-
lowed songs and recitations by home
talent, after which the largo and ap-
preciative audience listened to a mas-
terful talk from the lips of our gifted
Bro. O. P. Pyle.
With different addresses on the sub-
ject of cotton mills the entertainment
closed the first day's stay of the
County Union. Everybody felt that
it was good to have been there.
During the day the County Union
had been in session and much impor-
tant business was transacted, of which
to give particulars would take too
After the close of the meeting next
morning 33 new names were added
2—ADD CO OP crnfw
erator. J. SCHULTZE,
t> the list of patrons of The Co-Op-
National Co-Operator: Tho Union
up here In Missouri Is getting on nice-
ly. Some of our membership favor
Union co-operativo elevators, some
warehouses, some Hour mills, and somo
want all of them. Well, we must have
these things and those we need most
let us have first, and that is elevators
here In Missouri.
We see some Inquiries made by Un-
ion business agents for localities where
they can buy flour, as the monopoly
mills will not sell to The Farmers'
Union. Tills shows the necessity for
Union Co-Operatlve mills In the xraln
regions. CHARLES BIJLLARD,
Improved Diverse Cutivator
The Only Practical Timber Land Cultitator.
Siivrt half tho work of man and hors«. Cultivate! both $idc« of row or dis-
a tariff* between rowi at one pasna^e.
The improved circle brace adiustment enables rou to change it instantly to
/tide harrow, V harrow or rake br simyly removing a thumb nut. No shovels
The teeth ire made of oil tempered spring
iteel, doing Rood work in rough, rooty, stuai*
py new ground.
It thoroughly turns and pulverises the ear-
th. Uproots and buries all grass and weeds,
leaving the ground mellow and clean.
Some dealers are offering substitutes for
Diverse Cultivators in order to make more
profit out of the genuine.
i with th« circa bMO«.
Write for booklet showing its useful positions.
THE SOUTHERN PLOW CO., 41 0 Lin* Building, DALLAS, TEXAS.
m re< ipt of
$S. 1' e n d e r
75< extra. Re-
Editor Co-Operator: Payne County,
Oklahoma, Union had an excellent
meeting at Ripley on April nth. I am
glad to lie able to state that a great
many of our members are readers of
Co-Operator, wherefrom they take les-
sons and are learning rapidly. Being
a Union man, I ain anxious for every
man to read Co-Operator, hence I am
serving the cause by working for an
increase of Its circulation.
V. B. TINER,
Wo orl(lnated this type of Walking Cultiva-
tor. Il appealed to tin- practical farmer,creat-
ing *uch an enormous demand tliat nearly
every manufacturer of farming Implements In
tin' IJiilled Hlate* attempted to duplicate It.
Htill its original exclusive feature* owned
solely by u* make It far superior to any of lis
Imitator*. You will, therefor#, get best result*
by buying the Original Volunteer. The Victor
Hiding Cultivator In ol. o a world beater. If
your dealer One* not supply you, write til direct for circulars and special prices.
Wc are headquarters fur everything that Is best In Implements, wagons and
vehicles. If It's a Ktaoilaril implement or machine we ars sure to have It. Write us,
PARLIN A ORENDORFF IMPLEMENT CO., DALLAS, TEXAS
To the Organizers of Texas:
Complaints are coming to this office
that persons wholly Ineligible are be-
Wlnfleld, Texas, April 4, 1907.
Mr. Editor: As there lias been a
great deal said about canning fruits
and vegetables with small canners that
can be set up under the shade of a
tree, or shelter, as the case may
suit, I think it Is the only practicable
way, for the bucccsb of the truck-grow-
er. Anyone that plants one acre In
tomatoes should own one of those
$20.00 canners that, will put up from
500 to 800 three-pound cans, daily; he
then becomes Independent of the toma-
to speculator, or low prices. The can-
ning business can be conducted as a
permanent and profitable business at
any point where the following condi-
tions for success can be Insured:
First., you must, know what, you In-
tend canning: Apples, peaches, toma-
toes, blackberries and strawberries-
all of which are very profitable for
canning purposes; sweet, potatoes put
up In cans are very profitable.
Canning Is no experiment in Itself;
It can be done anywhere, but the cost
of doing It at a given place and on a
given scale of operation Is the point;
anyone with a good-sized family can
put up a large pack. Then the be*t
people of the community help put up
and assist In canning fruits and vege-
tables. Good management Is neces-
sary, as In any enterprise. But our
Of Any Description Write
Continental Gin Co.
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