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HECTOIY OF F. E. ANU
C. U. OF A. OFFICIALS.
C. S. Barrett, Pres., Union City, Ga.
J. E. Montgomery, V-Pres, Gloanson,
R. H. McCulloch, Sec. and Trcas.,
W. A. Morris, Chairman, Sulligent:
Ala; T. M. Jeftods, Sec., EIrin, Okla,
W. S. Miller, Lake Creek, Texas j
I. N. McColuster, Many, La. S. L.
Willson, Eden, Mississippi.
R. L. Barnett, Sec, and Treas., and
State Organizer, Paducah, Ky.
Rev. Robert Johnson, Prcs.,Tolu, Ky
W. H. Brown, V-Pres., Salem, Ky.
Guv P. Gaiffith, Sec. and Troas, Marion
R. F. D. No. 3.
County Executive Committee:
Chas. W. Fox. D. N. Riley. Ed.
Flanary, E. J. Travis and J no.
County Business Ag'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
tho equipments of a soldier. 'Tisthc
same with the Farmers' Union.
Did you ever have a brain storm?
Well be suro and git off to yourself
so you wont blow agaist some one
and get hurt.
What is the nm 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 busidcss world depends on the
honesty and business dispotch of the
individual or firm. The Union is
measured tho same way.
It seems, now that the banking
question will be the question most
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 accamplishcd something
for the farmers.
Every one should read the
it 1 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 occupy
the minds of all The extremely low
rate of Ml) cents for the balance of
the year, should put the
in the hands of all Union
people as well as those out side.
THE CRITTENDEN RECORDPRESS,
Subscription Blank for Special Ofler for remainder of the year WOS,
for Thirty 30 Cents per Subscriber.
C. 0. PoQUK,
Marion. Kentucky, R. F. I). No. 2,
Editor of Farmers Union Page.
end the Chittenden Record-Pre? for the romaindor ..f
the year 1D0S, to the following five f or more Pubseribers add my name
r"" Tot il Ao.ount
Name of Collector
r Bo mm o aU all on- . ', i
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jv Togoe, MaiOoi, it.uuofcy, Ii. F. b. No. 2.
I HI i ii MilMinWitl
Let every Union man appoint himself
a committee, to see that all par.
ties who attempt to ''boot-leg" whiskey
at our Union picnics, arc deliv
ered 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 the land, and
the Jaws of God.
So let the committeo on good order
look out for those who would
our gatherings, by furnishing
"wild cat" whiskoy with wiggle-tails
in it. Such stuil is calculated to
make a rabbit spit in a bulldogs
Wo would liko for every business
man in Crtttcndcn and adjoining counties
to be present at our Union picnics,
and if there is any hostile feeling
existing botween the farmers and
business men, (and it shonld not exist,)
we hopo it will all be settled by
a good dinner and an enjoyable tune,
Beginning with this weeks issue of
the Ukcord.Prkss, will be found the
first of a scries of articles. "The
Disease and tho Remedy ; written by
Uncle Sam Hampton of Texas, for
the National Coperator. Kvcry Union
man should read these articles
clip them and saye them for references.
"Deserve success and you shall
"While the 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 lcs than thirty
thousand. Well, the Farmors' Union
has bought this property for four
thousand dollars to he used as a tobacco
warehouse. Is that doing any
Did you know that the poanut
growers of Tcnnossoe are to meet the
ISth and porfect plans for establishing
a rccleaner on the Tenncssoe
Hivcr and centering all their sales
through one source
Did you know that they contemplate
placing a boat on the Tennessee
to piy f'oin Paducah to points
South for the Union '
. F. 1). .i t.
nil - fill . , ...
Flashlight from tho Union ship as
she sails thru the wreck and ruin of
pirate crafts strewn after tho whirlwind
of panio, reveals many black
flags and broken spars and hulls of
greed cstwhile sa'lcd the soa of commerce
Look at one cxposuro of
graft in Memphis this wcok.
Look at the news-items in this is
sue of the bankruptcy 01 a great
bucket shop conenrn involving millions
and members 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 groat
cotton handling future gamblers, thu
Keep your eye on Mi of the
age and sec if you sec any indication
of a change.
Pshaw! We aint hnrdlr 'nrted
hardly yot. Been goiu ' hool
and just beginning to catch mi. It
wont be 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, the above topic. But as
yet, I have not heard a note from any
ones horn. Of course it has been.
said, that silenco gives consent, but
I can't tell by your silenco which
way you think, but I hope you are
thoroughly considering those questions.
Now, if we would get the best of
these columns, wc must agitate such
questions as in which wc are concerned,
keeping straight down the line,
and taking good care not to fool with
any littlo side show that may be stuck
up at us.
Back to the subject Well, I have
quite a little opposition to the Farmers'
Union Banks, which I trust is
the honest and Mncoro opinion of
those who are opposing, but it oems
to me that if wc would look at it,
hat it is not mcroly a chenie to
benefit those 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 arc throe-fifths of the farmers
that have pooled their tobacco this
year, that hiv? to have, or actually
need, an advance on their tobacco, of
say, :"() or !0 per cent. Could wc 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, Farmers, tako warning by
what has already transpirod. I want
it understood strictly, that I am not
ceusuring any bankor in the Ftato of
Kontucky, for what happened in the
banking business. Lot the blamo be
placed whoro it holong, upon the
shoulder oi the farmor. Upon the
men who are the vory foundrtion of
the banking business, as wall as all
other enterprise. Pretty broad assertion
isen't it? But it take- no
proof to verify that assertion just lay
down that little self 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
farmers did not borrow and deposit,
the bank's wouldn't pay dorks and
high taxes to do business. So down
goes tho bank as well as every othor
institution, without the hand ol honest
toil and production
Now, brethren, that we arc emerging
upon the pooling business. lot
not be so silly as to make one promise
that we cannot fulfiill.
It is a tact undeniable, that all
the tobacco in our Union cannot be
thrown upon tho market at stripping
time, and I the "Honost Toiler"
realize a just and equitable prico for
it. So, wc must pool, and il wc
must pool lejs use every incentive
possible to afii our weak and distressed
Can we do our viry best while we
let those gamblers and thieves of farm
products hoard our money and hold
it away from us at the very time wo
should have it?
Nw, do you say 1 am gnossing
ai u. this manor? Then suppose
wc waitc and undergo another experience
or two as we did last fall and
wo will not only be wrecked ourselves
but somo of our best friends will
have to quit the merhantile business,
It is truly tho opinion of some,
thattherarmcrsof Crittenden county.
the men who have built tho tonus,
high roads, public buildings and have
in some parts of the county contributed
extensively to tho building of a
railroad that would deny them tho
privilege of a freo ride, I say it is
the fcoblc opinion of some of our
most intorjetic farmers that wc can't
own and operate bank. Puny argument,
indeed when there arc already
three banks in the county that arc
doing good nusincss.
1 say, that if the F. H. and C. U.
oi A- hoId: out a pooling proposition
to one of its members, or any other
individual, it will be doing a halfway
business if it can't say in conjunction,
that wo will actually ad-Tance
you at least SO or (10 per cent,
on your woed when it i. pooled, delivered
It is my opinion, that old pooling
associations and unions that fall short
of tho above, will bo a failure as long
as tnc national Dang.s noiu uic grip
they have upon the throat of our
commerce. And you may rot assured,
that a long as the constitution
of the U. S., reach as it does 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 N to
organize and systemizc our own
LISTEN' "Our Own Business"'
We have left it to Applehoad law
makers and bossos of finance, 'till 1
believe it is going to take the
"Desorving" with the holp of God to
redeem this natiou of its present
condition. Lot every man who toils
ask himself Can I do auythiug to
holp a weak and helpless brother?
',No Man Livoth to Himself.
Now. in conclusion, let me say, as
on that is intorestod for the wollfare
and hereafter of all mankind, that we
have no time to waste, next year we
should nc in shape to handlo overy
pound of tobacco grown by the F K
and C. U. of A. membership, as well
as who are out and not eligible to
membership. Now if we 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 moral a pooling ays
tern, or "Trust", and I don't soc why
the farmers can't indulge in it.
S, lots mako arrangemonts to pool
our uionoy first, rogardloss of what
our kinsfolks and neighbors sny, who
own a little bank stock. Lets look
after tho poor a well as the rich.
Wc have gut scarooly timo now to
trot a hank into operation by next
pooling time, so leu get busy.
Don't try to comfort yoursolf with
the idea that wo will, nut havo any
opposition in this mattor, for, "Thero
i- no cxeollenco without groat labor,"
auk if thou will bo faithful in a fow
things, I will mako you rulur ovor
A universal systom of Farmers'
I'nion Banks is the only thing that
will make the "Money Kings" lay
down their arms aud bog for mercy
a' the feet of their Mastor the pro
ducer of wealth.
Who next? C. 0. P.
"You iinokc thirty oigarottcs a
"Yes, on the average."
"You don't blame them for your
"Not in tho least. I blame my
The physician shook his head. &
IIj smiled in a vexed way. Then he
took a leech out of a glass jar.
"Let me show you something, ho
said. "Bare your arm."
Tho cigarette fiend bared his palo
arm, and the other- laid the lean,
black leech upon it. The looch fell
to work busily. Its body began to
swell. Then all of a sudden, a kind
ot shudder cenvulsed it, and it fell
N) tho floor, dead.
'That is what your blond did to
ti n leuh " sIH lit.- i-l 1 .. Ho
. . "
Uoi up Hie Bit !' co'pe eeii lnsif
finger and thumb. "Look at it,"
ho said. Quito dead, you sec. You
"I guoss it wasn't a hoalthy
leech, in the first place." said the
cigarette smoker, sullenly.
"Wasn't hoalthy eh? Well, wo'll
And the physician clapped two
locchos on the young man's thin arm.
"If thoy both die," said the patient
"I'll swear at least I'll out
down my daily allowance from thirty
Kevoo as he spoke the smaller one
shivered and droped on his knee dead
and umoment later tkc larger one fell
"This is ghastly,' said the young
mau, "I am worse than the pestilence
to these leeches."
"It is the opmyroumatic oil in
your blood," said tho medical man.
"All cigarctto fiends have it."
"Doc," said tho young man,
tho three dead lccche
thoughfully, "I half believe you're
right. -West Virginia School Journal.
01 the Farmers' Union Picnics lo be
at Caldwell Springs Sept., 8 Ap-
plegate Sept. 10, Hurricane
10:00 Music and Devotional Exercises.
Addross by Ho v. Johnson, Stato
president and Organizer.
Music by tho Farmers' Union Band.
Should tho Farmors' Union eatablish
Banks and warohou.o7 Speaking
H. L. Barnett. Pan Hiley,
Ed Cook, Kd Flanary and other.
Addross by Sam Jonoj, af Carlisle
Addross by Stato Soc. and Treas. H.
Should the Farmers' Union establish
mills and plug tobacco factories?
Spoakers Green Bolt. Chas, W.
Fox, Win. If Brown and J. K Doan.
Should all Farmors' Unions now take
and read Farmors' Union papers.
by Hev. Bud Stono and othors,
J. H. Moork.
0. T. HOIHIM,
0. K. Clark,
S. H. Lucas.
Committoe on arrangements. ''
Caldwoll Sprin g Nathe Lind soy
chairman , Purse Brasher, W. W.
Milluan. J. M. Hogors, J. T" Butler
and Higdon Howard.
Aj.plogate , 1'. Clark, chairman,
Hoy Nu nn, A. Thurman, Lynn
Phillips and Isaac MoConnolI.
Hurricane . W. N. Wcldon,
Hamilton, Kd Conk Bud
The above committee" should be
called together at onoo by the ihair.
man of said eommittoos and thy,
with any help thoy may wish, and
arrangements be made for those groat
There wa a time when people cultivated
corn with u garden hoe and
made the work profitable Ttxlay you
couldn't hoo enough cum to pay the
taxes on the laud Ivoed Then came
the single ahovol plow, and after that
the double shovel. As the icsurs went
by the expeuae of growing corn Increased
ami thr double shovel plow
was too alow, so th witffclnK
wap out Frank D. Tllake.
Th- men who have ochlovod
are tho m'n who have wnrkwl,
read, thought more Uuui wuh
luieentuiry. who lurvo not been content
with knowledge Mifflclent for the
QTvsent ut'ud, but vtu have Houuht
knowledge and Htorod It away
the emerRoncy reserv It Is tho
aujriluoua labor that qulpn n man
tor everything that ranH most hi life
Cuslinmn K- Davra.
"Giving The Soil a Square Deal."
That la n catchy uxpre&Hion about
"givlnfi tho noil n Fqurtre deal" which
Samuel W Allou. of Chlcayo, bns applied
to his farm exper.imontB mndo
with a vtew to oomifcrvlUK soil fertility
That reckb rb and wholesale depletion
of the of the boll in
thlROOd land ot our" aayB Mr Alter-ton.
,rls beyond .all fiueBtftlftfjje hig;.
and motfKe,'lo(lB one jiot, on-
fiont'lUK Mi4 Ami' (". perp jt Is
lii ii V., I,.-, . . .,,
- ,,AVp;,rH1d come."
New I eve My ley.
Km Ma H. QtxftMy, In Southern
1 want to tell you of my home and
why 1 movod from town to the eountry
Some years ago my husband, a railroad
man, died In a nelghborlnK
Utata I waj left a widow with eight
little ones, six boyn and two girls
IlelaK far from tho land of my blrtfc
and what kindred 1 hud. I decided to
return to my old homo, a thriving city
ot South Carolina My huaband owned
souh' town proporty at this place,
and fortuuntuly had a htHiae untenanted
at the time So. after HUttHnjc my
affairs. I moved my Tamlly thero.
Only those who have experienced It
know hut a sad thing It la for tho
widowed mother atwl KrlevliiK wile,
who has to Kiit her her little brood
around her aud make a now ucnt A
new nest, a new Imiiimi. alax! whoro
there is no father to love, guide aright
and protect from all harm. I rMvcd
wWh Cod holp to rub my little ouh
to be u credit to that dear father who
had gone on before
With a heavy heart 1 tried to bo
cheerful and make home ideeant for
my vhlldren My oldest aon went to
work in uti office, and the otlir. with
the exception of my two )oouiWt,
wore ent to a good chool A ywar or
two passed mid my second on d?old-d
that he. too. would go to work Of
all thing he wanted to farm. Juat
think of It. a boy,
reared in town, whoro w could not
have a garden "How can ou farm,
Min." I naked, "with no uxperletic am!
no one to teach you To please hlni
1 rented a few acre iwur town, which,
he plaut.d In corn and pen Our
borne plot he put In cotton, potatoea
and eetab)vj. I win not go Into
but with the aid of a good farm
Journal he minle ht crop n fair
crop of corn, fine pvn hny. n bale of
cottou, titty bubla ui potatoo and
plent) of xegutable This auccos tn
n small way rlnd hta ambition, no I
boguht a ftjinll farm ioveu milwf from
That year proved a bad crop year,
atlll he made expnuaea and cleared n
little money In the meantime 1 found
that my little Ui at home wre
growing uway from we In j)tte of
my effort to prevent, they ww getting
In bad compuny ! would go on
the ntreeta VhH I oouW Indue my
buy to May home th neighbor boy,
good and bud. dronMl In 1 noon
realised that uul.xt pome dvdeJro
atep waa taken my boy wore la fair
way to t ruined Hut what lo do I
could not decide One duy. while at
the farm. 1 kopt tblnkltuc. "What can
I do to nave my boya?"
Af I aat there ray Idle gaio wandered
over the quiet field aud green
wood. All at once It tlaahrd into my
mind that here wa the iolutlon to my
problem Then and there 1 d!d:d
to aell my home In town Bnd build
me a nice home on the farm. My
frlenda protected. "You will be ruined."
"You can't farm." "You won't Ilk
the country " Kvery one tried to discourage
me. but I kept lo my "deter
Toda I have u ntro bom of ittao
rooms, ten foot veranda with eokHtlat
column It l fuiil!thd and a comfortable
a any city borne My child-run
huven new piano craphophone ata
I am not making barrel af HMKiry,
but am dolna: fairly well with tho farm.
I am running a fnrra tlilr
yer and aui Indeitendent of lehor aa
1 have four boy larg enough to work.
I have a flue wgetable garden anil
an acre In sweet ptatooft I have
even flue hog and a pair of regiaUr
mI Berkshire to ralne from, and to
nue a mule colt aa there la In the
country I make plenty of tnilk and
butter anil have an occasional be;f to
null. Have Jota of nice, chicken. Oockft
of ge" and ducke. turkey, eta I
llfco the country Country life I taint
the lineal In the world Hut letter
than nil. I find that my little boJ'B
are mine again There Is no mlfcchlof
for thorn to get Int When there la no
farm work to do. they go fishing or to
that of i: :;ht f r amall
i'.o hole'- Some '.ivs they hunt
brrle and pluma 1 am novor worried
about them, nor wonder what thoy
are doing When night comes every
little Hleouy hrod la redy for bod.
It la Hiich a comfort to havo them all
to myself, aa It were Wo have n flnn
achool near uh and this fall I want lo
iwiwl m. eldest daughter to college.
Tho little hoya have their frlenda from
town oecwlonally They enjoy this
.They work rheerfully uid aeem to
take aa much Interent In every thing,
aa I do mytf'lf
So I may aay that home In the conn
try has proved a bucooh In every Boneo
of th" word. I am thankful for tho
Bweot privilege of making a country
The United StatoH hn 15,000 "new
tanners." who have graduated from
agricultural Tho Ilrnt American
experiment Htntlon waa cposied
In 1S7.1 by I'rof. W O Atwater Sinco
then Ilfty other utatloiiB hnvo been
CBtnbi, idied and the United States government
spends 111,000,000 .annually
on Ub agricultural department.
Why wouldn't a movement to utfllzu
homo of th6 many acre of corn BtalkB
that go to waste every yenr for paper
pulp, lnhtend of JpvaHtatlng tho
foreflta, be in line with tho movement
for the coiiHoryntlon of our natural
Without a doubt, In yeara
to come wo will see every pound of
plant tlsaue not made uae of for feed
on the farm go to n paper mill
We do not ynipHthize with those
who aell their choice fat chlrlcnna to
the huxBter and ent fnt pork and
w J fsUmk the year round.