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IIECTOHY OF F. L AMU
C. U. OF A. OFFICIALS.
C. S. Barrett, Pres., Union City, Ga.
J. E. Montgomery, Gloanson,
R. H. McCulloch, Sec. and Treas.,
W. A. Morris, Chairman. Sulligent:
Ala; T. M. Jeftods, Sec., Elgin, Okla,
W. S. Miller, Lake Creek, Texas;
I. N. McColusteb, Many, La.i S. L.
Willson, Eden, Mississippi.
R. L. Barnett, Sec, and Treas., and
State Organizer, Paducah, Ky.
Rev. Robert Johnson, Pres., Tolu, Ky
W. H. Brown, V-Pres., Salem, Ky.
Guy P. Gaifiith, Sec. and Trees, Marion
R. F. D. No. 3.
County Executive Committee:
Chas. W. Fox. D. N. Riley, En.
Flanary, E. J. Travis and Jno.
County Business Ap't:
Eugene Guess, Tolu, Kentucky.
CHAS. 0. POGUE, Editor,
Marion, R. F. D. No. 2.
The power of an army depends on
the dccipline. the patriotism and
the equipments of a soldier. 'Tis the
same with the Farmers' Union.
Did you ever have a brain storm?
Well be sure and git off to yourself
so you wont blow agaist some one
and get hurt.
What H the use in putting every
thing of and just let things happen?
It is a heap more pleasant to make
things happen. -Union Farmer.
Just what you are, so is that much
of the Farmers' Uunion. Are you
any good? Do you push or dig?
Are you ready to jump the thing and
get out of harness every time you are
The respect a men or firm hold in
the busidess world depends on the
honesty and business dispotch of the
individual or firm. The Union is
measured the same way.
It seems, now that the banking
question will be the question mot
agitated at our picnics, so we should
all go and hear what those who have
experience along that line, and see if
we can't get right on that one question.
If this series of picnics would
only brine a Farmers Union Bank
into operation in Crittenden county,
it will have accamphshed something
for the farmers.
Every one should read the
it is the intention of its
many writers to give you something
that will be good food for the brain.
Just at this time there are many
thing of interest that should oceupy
the minds of all The extremely low
rate of HO cents for the balance of
the year, should put the
iu the hands of all Union
people as well as those out side.
THE CRITTENDEN RECORD.PRESS,
Subscription Blank for Special Otter for remainder of the year
for Thirty 30 Cents per Subscribor.
C. 0. Poouk,
Marion. Kentucky, R. F. I). No. 2,
Editor of Farmers Union Page.
end the Chittenden r0r the romaindur of
the year 1D0S, to the following five .' or more Hibsonbers add my nam
Name of Collector
bU. . tiMfclt r i
Tot il An.oiint
Bo snr o lr all C! rck.
Pofoe, Mai.loii, utu.joky, It. F. D.
Let every Union man appoint himself
a committee, to sec that all par.
tics who attempt to "boot-leg" whiskey
at our Union picnics, arc delivered
up to the proper authority.
Such shamful and unlawful acts do
not only brine disgrace and shame upon
a gathering, but it is an open
violation to the laws of tho land, and
tho laws of God.
So let the committeo on good order
look out for those who would
our gatherings, by furnishing
"wild cat" whiskey with wiggle-tails
in it. Such stuff is calculated to
make a rabbit spit in a bulldogs
We would like for every business
man in Crtttcndcn and adjoining counties
to be present at our Union picnics,
and if there n any hostile feeling
existing between the farmers and
business men, (and it shonld not exist,)
we hopo it will all be settled by
a good dinner and an enjoyable time,
Beginning with this weeks issue of
the will be found the
first of a scries of articles. "The
Disease and the Remedy; written by
Uncle Sam Hampton of Texas, for
the National Copcrator. Hvcry Union
man should read these articles
clip them and saye them for references.
LISTEN YOUNli MEN.
"Deserve success and you shall
"While tho fool is waiting for an
opportunity the wise man makes
"Great minds have purposesc, others
"Necessity is the priceless spur.'
"There is no such a thing as dishonest
"Success is the child of audacity.
"Joy temperance and repose.
Slam the door on the doctor's
"Each day is a little life" and to
make the best of them is only the
evidence of "True Wisdom. C. 0. P.
Tom Lawson. Did you ever hoar
of Tom Lawson, of Boston, the millionaire
author of Frenzied Finance?
Did oou that he did a great service
for the Farmers Union of Kentucky
without knowing it?
Yes fifteen years ago Tom Lawson
headed a great mining venture at
Grand River Kentucky and built a
great warehouse that cost twenty
thousand dollars. It could not be
duplicated today for les than thirty
thou-and. Well, the Farmers' Union
has bought this property for four
thousand dollars to he as a tobacco
warehouse. Is that doing any
Did you know that the peanut
grower of Tennossoo are to meet tho
ISth and perfect plans for establishing
a recleaner on the Tennessee
River and centering all thoir sales
through one source.
Did you know that they contemplate
placing a boat on the Tonnes-see
t'j piy f'jiu Paducah to point-.
South for the Union '
Audrey. R. F. I). A M T.
'on' 'rVn. I't n. -.!.! ,. n -.
Flashlight from tho Union ship as
she sails thru tho wreck and ruin of
pirate crafts strewn after the whirlwind
of panio, reveals many black
flags and broken spars and hulls of
greed estwhile sa'lcd the sea of com
merce Look ut ouo exposure of
graft in Memphis this wook.
Look at the news-items in this is
sue of tho bankruptcy ol a great
bucket shop concern involving mil
lions and mombers of the robbers
conclave gone to skinning each other
and one on the way to Vancouver to
cscapo tho law.
Look at the failure of the great
cotton handling future gamblers, tho
Keen your eye on (li iif.nl of the
age and see if you see any indication
of a change.
Pshaw! We aint hardly "'nrted
hardly yet. Been goiu hool
and just beginning to catch u. It
wont bo so tarnation hard on the loyal
members always as it has been in
UNION BANKS ARE ESSENTIAL
TO SUCCESSFUL POOLING.
Brethren: I propounded a few
questions in a few issues ago, that I
thought would bring, out, plainly
and clearly, tho above topic. But as
yet, I have not heard a note from any
ones horn. Of course it has been.
said, that silonce gives consent, but
I can't tell by your silenco which
way you think, but I hope you aro
thoroughly considering thoso questions.
Now, if we would get the best of
these columns, we must agitate such
questions as in which we are concerned,
keeping straight down tho line,
and taking good care not to fool with
any little side show that may be stuck
up at .
Back to the subject Well, I have
quito a little opposition to the Far
mers' Union Banks, which I trust is
the honest and opinion of
those who are opposing, but it eoms
to me that if we would look at it,
hat it is not meroly a chenic to
benefit thoso who have the moncv to
put in bank stock, but it is more to
help the poor, so that by tiding them
over panics that we may accomplish
what have started in to accomplish.
Take for instance, the view, that
there are throe-fifths of the farmers
that have pooled their tobacco this
year, that hav? to have, or actually
need, an advance on their tobacco, of
say, ."() or 150 por cent. Could we of
any ccrtointy, provide them any
such? That question was answered
last fall by the banks of, not only
Crittenden county, but of all this
Now, Farmer, take warning by
what has already transpirod. I want
it understood strictly, that I am not
censuring any bankor in tho Stato of
Kontucky, for what hnppened in tho
banking business. Let tho blame be
placed whore it bolong, upon the
shoulder of the farmer. Upon the
men who are the vory foundrtion of
the banking businusss, as woll as all
other enterpriso. Protty broad as
sertion isen't it? But it takes no
proof to verify that assertion just lay
down that little elf interest and
think for one moment, and you arc
convinced of the facts, that if the
farmert didn't trade with the business
man, that the business man could not
do a banking business, further if the
farmors did not borrow and deposit,
the bank's wouldn't pay dorks and
high taxes to do businoss. So down
goes th bank as well as cvory other
institution, without tho hand of honest
toil and production
Now, brethren, that we are emerging
upon the pooling business, lots
not be so silly as to make one promise
that we cannot fulfiill,
It is a lact undeniable, that all
the tobacco in our Union cannot be
thrown upon the market at stripping
time, and 1 the "Honost Toiler''
realize a just and oquitablo price for
it. So, wc must pool, and if wo
must pool los use every incontivc
possible to afil our weak and distressed
Can we do our v.ry best while wc
let tbobe gamblers aud thievos of farm
products hoard our money and hold
it away from us at the very time wo
should have it?
New, do you say I am guiiHsing
ai) a. this matter? 'Ihen suppose
we waitc and undergo another experience
or two as we did last fall and
we will not only be wrecked ourselves
but somo of our best friends will
havo to quit the merhantile business.
It is truly tho opinion of some,
that tho farmers of Crittenden county.
the men who have built tho towns,
high roads, public buildings and have
in some parts of the county contributed
extensively to the buildiug of a
railroad that would deny thorn tho
privilege of a freo ride, I say it is
the fcoblc opinion of some of our
most intorjetic farmers that we can t
own and operate bank. Puny argument,
indeed when there arc already
three banks in the county that are
doing good ousines.
1 say, that if the F. K. and C. II.
ol A- holds out a pooling proposition
to ono of its members, or any other
individual, :t will be doing a halfway
business if it can't say in conjunction,
that wo will actually
you at least fiO or (50 por cent,
on your woed when it i pooled, delivered
It is my opinion, that old pooling
associations and unions that fall short
of the above, will bo a failure as long
as the national banks hold the grip
they have upon tho throat of our
commerce. And you may ret assured,
that a long as the constitution
of the U. S., reach as it docs and
that,U. S. Senators arc elected as
they are, that long they will hold
their death grip upon the Amcrcan
As I have said before, the only
salvation for the working class i to
organize and systcmizc our own
LISTEN' "Our Own Businoss "'
We have loft it to Applehoad law
makers and bosses of finance 'till 1
boliovo it is going to take the
"Deserving' with the holp of God to
redeem this nation of it- prcont
condition. Let every man who toils
ask himself Can I do anything to
holp a weak and hclploss brother?
,No Man Livoth to Himself.
Now. in conclusion, lot me say, a
on that is intorostod for the wollfare
and hereafter of all mankind, that we
have no time to wasto, noxt year wo
should no in suape to handlo every
pound of tobacco grown by tho F K
and C. U. of A. membership, as woll
as who are out and not eligible to
membership. Now if wo are to pool
the tobacco of the farmors, why not
hold out a safe and sane systom by
which the farmers may pool their
Banking is moroly a pooling
or "Trust", and I don't sec why
the farmer can't indulge in it.
S, lets make arrangements to pool
our uionoy first, regardless of what
our kinsfolks and noihhors say, who
own a little bank stuck. Lets look
aftur the poor a. well as the rich.
We have got scaraoly time now to
got a bank into operation by next
pooling time, so leu get briny.
Don't try to comfort yoursolf with
the idea that wo will, not havo any
opposition in this mattor, for, There
i no excollcnco without groat labor,"
ank if thou will bo faithful in a few
things, I will mako you ruler ovor
A universal systom of Farmers'
I'nion Banks is the only thing that
will mako tho "Money Kings' lay
down their arms aud bog for mercy
a the feet of their Mastor the pro
d.icer of wealth.
Who next? ('. 0. P
"You smoke thirty oigarottes a
"Yes, on the avorage."
"You don't blame them for your
"Not in the least. I blame my
hard work. '
The physician shook his head.
He smiled in a vexed way. Thcu he
took a leech out of n glass jar.
'Let me show you something, he
sa.d. "Bare your arm."
Tho cigarette fiend bared hi palo
arm, and the other- laid the lean.
b!aak leech upon it. The loech fell
to work busily. Its body began to
swell. Then all of a sudden, a kind
ot i shudder cenvulscd it, and it fell
H) the floor, dead.
'That ih what your blond did to
h n li.-uh " Mild lb.- i I - - Ho
U ok up me nt ecu luii
finger and thumb. "Look at it,
ho said. Quito dead, you sec. You
"I guess it wasn't a hoalthy
leeoh, in the first place." said tho
cigaretto smoker, sullenly.
"Wasn't hoalthy eh? Well, we'll
And the physician clapped two
loeches on the young man's thin arm.
"If they both die," said tho patient
"I'll swear off -or at least I'll out
down my daily allowance from thirty
Keven as he spoke the smaller one
shivered and droped on his knee dead
and amoment later tke larger one fell
"This U ghastly,' said the young
wan, "I am worse than the
to these leeches."
"It is the epmyroumatic oil in
your blood," said tho medical man.
"All cigarette fionds have it."
"Doc." said tho young man,
tho three dead leeches
thoughfully, "I half believe you're
right. -Weil Virginia School Journal.
01 the Farmers' Union Picnics to be
at Caldwell Springs Sept., 8 Ap-
plegateSept. 10, Hurricane
10:00 Music and Devotional Exercises.
Addross by Rev. Johnson, Stato
prcsidont and Organizer.
Music by tho Farmers' Union Band.
Should tho Fanuors' Union establish
Banks and warehouses? Speaking
It. L. Barnott, Dan Riley,
Kd Cook, Kd Flanary and other.
Ad(lros by Saw Jnos, of Oarllslo
Addros by State See. and Trots. It.
Should the Farmers' Union establish
mills and plug tnbaoen faotorios?
Spoakors Green Bolt. Chas. W.
Fox, Win, II Brown and J. K Doan.
Should all Farmors' Union now take
and read Farmers' Union paper,
by ltev. Bud Stono and oUiom.
J. It, .Moork.
0. T. Hoihih,
0. K. Clark,
S. It. LncA.s.
Committoe on arrangements. "'
Caldwoll Sprin g Natbe Lind soy
chairman Purse Brasher, W. W.
Milluan. J. M. Hogers, J. T Butler
and Higdon Howard,
Applegate . P. Clark, chairman,
Roy Nu no, A. Thurwan, Lytm
Phillips and Isaac McCounoll.
Hurricane . W. N Wcldoti.
mau.Jush Hamilton, r.d ('. K, Bud
The above committee'' should b
callod together at once by the choir,
man of said committee- and they.
with any holp they may wish, and
arrangements be made for thcu groat
There wa a time when people
corn with u garden hoe and
made the vork prnfltablo Today you
couldn't hoo enough cuni to pay the
taxes on the land Iwvtd Thnn came
the alnKlr sliovol plow, and after that
tbo double shovel. As the yuirs wont
by the e.xperm' of Browing corn
and thr double shovel plow
was too slow, so tlv waJktnK cultivator
wap urouglit out Frank D lUalce.
The- men who have ocnlvel
ure thi' HK'n who have worked,
road, thought than wot. absolutely
noctMuary. who lurvu not been content
with knowkxlgp minclent for tho
need, but wtm have houkIu additional
knowledge and storod it away
Ibr the emerRoncy reserve It Is Unj
auttrIluou labor thai rulpx u man
ior everything that counts mom hi life
'usdimnn K. Davts.
"Giving. The Soil a Square Dal."
Tlmt la u catchy expression ulmiit
"giving; tho soil a wiunre deal" which
Samuel W Allon, of Chicago, has applied
to his rarm oxper.tmo.ntH made
with a vtew to conserving soil fertility
"That reckhss and wholesale depletion
of the fertility of the soil In
this- good lnnd of our" says Mr
"'is beyond all qnestjo)ifyJM m.
fret nhd moEseiloIiH
thi Vnf r ,-i peTp! It Is
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MkUMUMuU imd,&1iiiiihi4fm,jiiM , . fwttikmtjLz
Mew I taveel My ley.
Vra. Ma H. QoOmy. tn Southern
I want to toll you of ray home and
why I moved from town to the eouutry
flume years ago my husband, a railroad
man, died In a neighboring
tttatM. I was left a widow with eight
little oimmi, six boys and two girts
llelag far from the land of my btrtb
anil what kindred 1 hud. I decided to
return to my old bouw, a thriving city
ol South Carolina My husband owned
some town property at this pluco,
und fortunately hud a limine untenanted
ut the time So. aftor seltjlng my
affairs. I moved my Tamil)' llfero
Duly thoo who havo experienced It
know w hut a sad thing It Is for tho
widowed mother and grieving wife,
who has to her little brood
around her aud make u new ucst A
new nest, a new Imiiihi. alas' whoru
there is no father to lino, guide aright
and protect from all harm I resolved
with (Jod'A help to nils.' my lltUe ones
to be u rrJlt to that deur father who
had gone on before
With a heavy heart I tried to bo
cheerful and make home pltaaut for
my vhllitrtin My eldest son wont to
work In au office, and the others, with
the exception of my two outmost,
wore to n good chol A ywar or
two pMnd Hiid my second son
thai h. too. would go to work Of
all things he wanted to fnrm. Just
think of U. a boy,
in town, wli'iro could not
have a gurden "llo can )OU farm,
son." I asked, "with no uxjrteuc and
no one to teach you To please him
1 u few amm injur town, which
he planted In corn and pea Our
home plot he iwt tu cotton, potatoes
and eiretabkut I will not go Into details
but with the aid of a good farm
Journal he made his first crop ft fair
crop of corn, fine jksi hn). a bale of
cotton, tltt) bualKU id volaloo and
plent) of vegetable This suceoss ra
a small way flrd his ambition, so I
boguht a umall farm seven mtloi from
That yvar a bad crop yoar,
still he made jxpiurs aud clearoil a
little money In the meantime I found
that my little txi) st horn wre
growing awuy from w" 1 snttn of
my nfforts to prteut. they vw got-ting
tu bad company ni would go 9t
the When I ruuW Indue M)
ttoyv to stay home tbf neighbor buys,
good and bad. dropped In 1 soon
reIUl thni uuIhm some tUdelrti
step was taken my lovs wero la fair
way to bv ruined Hut what to lie I
could not decldo Onn day. while st
the farm. I kept thinking, "What ean
I do to sove wy boys?"
As I sat tbero my ldl gsxw wandered
over the qulut rlld and greu
woods All at untv It Hashed into my
mind that here was thi solution to my
problem Then and there I decided
to sell my homo In town and build
me ii nice home on tho farm .My
friends protested. "You will be ruined,"
"You can't farm." "You won't llk
the country" KTery one tried to discourage
me. hut I kept to my iltur
Toda) I buv h nlr horn of nto
rooms, ten ft vnrundas with eolonlnl
columns it Is tuulhd and a
as any city home .M) child'
run huvr u new pisno graphophoue fltc.
I am not making barrels of nxwiry,
hut am doing fairly wt! with tho raria.
I am running a threhorse farm thlt
year and am lndriendent of labor as
1 hutu four boys largw uoougu to work.
I have a hue vegetable garden and
an ncre In sweet lnU I htivo
even tine hogs aud a pair of registered
Uerkshtrea to raise from, and art
fine a mule coll as there la in Uio
country I maks plenty of milk and
butter and have an occasional bf to
soil. Have Jots of uico chickens, docks
of aud duck, turkoys, eta I
like the country Country life I UjIiiV:
the finest In the world But belter
than all. I find that my little boy
tr mine again There la no
for thorn to get Int When there Is ne
farm work tu do, they go fishing or to
that !.. of : :ght f r small b.yt,
e "w.ih hole" Some 'arc the-- h'nt
Hrries and plums 1 am never worried
about them, nor wonder what they
are doing When night comes every
little sleepy head Is ready for boil.
It Is such a comfort to have thwn all
to myself, as It wore Wo have a lino
school near us and this fall I want to
nd my eldest daugbtar to college.
The little boys have their friend from
town occasionally They enjoy this
.They work cheerfully and sem to
take as much Interest In every thing
as I to myiM'lf
Ho I may say that home In the country
has proveil a suooes In every sonso
of tli" rnrd. I am thankful for tho
sweet privilege of making a country
The United StntoH has 1S.O00 "new
larmers." who have gradunted from
agricultural colleges The first American
experiment Htntlon was opeuod
In 187.1 by Vrof. W O Atwator Sinco
then fifty other Htntlon have boon
established and (he United States government
upends $11,000,000 .nnnuall)
on Us agricultural riepurtmunl
Why wouldn't n movement to utilize
home of tho many acres of com stnlk
that go to waste every yenr for paper
pulp, Instead of devastating tho
forests, be In line with tho movement
for the conservation of our natural resources?
Without a doubt. In yearn
to como we will ste every pound of
plant tissue not mado use of for feed
on the farm go to n paper mill
Wo do not hympnthlzc wUU those
who sell their choice fnt chlrlcnna to
the bluster and eat fnt pork and
w J fstofik the year round