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EfDITY EIIT6IIAL COLUMN.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OP EQUITY
OF NORTH AMERICA.
C. M. Uaknett, Pres. Indianapolis Ind.
L. N. Statts, Trenton. 111.
O. D. Pauley, Sec&Tn&6.Indianapoli8.
J. C. Caktrill, Georgetown, Ky.
S. D. Roiieiiton, Sec. Calhoun, Ky.
A. F. Wolfe, Iron Hill, Pres.
W. E. Smith, Repton, Ky., Sec.
MARION F. POGUE, Editok.
To . farmers and their frioudn:
Whilo tho object of these columns
primarily to adranco tho causo of
tho Sooicty of Equity, by promulgating
its principles and recording
its wonderful work In state and
nation, in condensed form, wo ahall
be glad to rccoivo contributions
from our friends everywhere relative
to the farmer and his interests, no
matter to what organization you
may belong. All such communications
should be addrossed to me,
Frcdonia, Ky., It. F. D. No. 2.
Buch communications must bo signed
in full by the writer, besides tho
noni do plumo, if any.
The tobaceo situation in the Stemming
District certainly looks good,
and every Equity man should feel
proud of tho Association. This will
bo a banner year for the growers of
Crittenden county, with a No. 1 crop
of nearly 5001) acres in the pool and
a prospect of a roady Hale and a good
price it certainly "looks good to us."
Hut a good growing crop is not all
of it, remvuibcr a great deal deponds
upon the Iking and handling of the
crop. Many a good crop of tobacoo
ha bn mined fn tho barn, by cur-ins
it up green or allowing it to
hottM burn, either of which takes at
Uaat ono third oil tk price. Kor in
te Stemming Association your erop
a Jt !! ou its merits, and if you
w.at it to grade up you must do your
part well. Wo would appreciate ar-tides
on euring and handling of
for tho Stemming trade and
hope that we shall find volunteer
among our votcrau grewcr who will
give us the bonofit ot their
in tho next wook's 1'uksh.
Owing to lack of time last woek
wo inserted tho Associated Press dispatch
relative to tho Howling Green
tobacco meeting, which organizon the
Great Tobacco Union, without comment.
The Stemming District delegates
did not sigj tho articles of incorporation,
but the .whole proceedings
will be laid bo fore tho membors of
the association for ratification. So
it is up to us as to what we will do
about it thcrefcro I insert the objects
of the proposed new Society so that
you may bo thinking about it. They
arc as follows
The nature of tho businoss propos
ed to bo transacted and promoted and
carried on shall bo: To foster and
promote the interests of all the growers
of tobacco in the United States
by. disseminating information relating
to the planting, growing, housing,
handling and selling of tobaceo
and to thus, and by other means,
improve the quality of tobacco; to
assist in tho sales of tobacco and to
act as agentsto that end; to assist
in securing fair and romunorasivo
prices for tobacco and to theso ends,
and for the promoting of these objects
to co-operate with other tobacco
fiooioties, corporations and organizations
having tho samo genoral objects
And it is the purpose and object
of this organization to become the
central head and general association,
in which all tlu prosout
growers' rfociotios, associations,
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Convalescents need a large amount of nourishment
in easily digested form.
w m iit m
3j cot SL,muiston
is powerful nourish-
m" i!v concentrated.
porations and organizations of the
United States may unito, and through
whtoh tho samo may act and transact
business as a unit and as ono body,
and to dcoido all controversies
tween tho difleront organizations,
members of this sooicty; and to thus
simplify dud reduce to uniformity
the various mothods and means of
producing, handling, storing and
selling tobacco so far as practicable,
and to do all snob other things as
may bo necessary to securo tho activo
co-operation of all tobacco growers'
organizations; and to this end all pur
poso this organization may have and
receive as active membors of its corporate
organization societies, associations,
corporations and organizations
of every description onqaircd in the
furtherance of tho same objects and
purposes heroin sot out, and it shall
have all the rights and powors, privileges
and authority of a body corporate
necessary and proper to enable it
it to do and porform all tho objects
and purposes herein contemplated,
Tho affairs of tho company shall bo
conduced by a board of at least nine
directors, which shall consist of individual
members from each society,
association, corporation or organization,
a member hereof, who shall bo
elected annually on or before Tuesday
after the first Saturday in October of
each year, by such society, association,
corporation or other organization
Tho basis of representation of each
society, association, corporation or
other organization, a member hereof,
in such board shall be one member of
each subordinate organization and an
additional member for each
pounds of tobaceo controlled by
such organization during the year
next boforc the election may be held,
provided that no organization shall
have more than three representatives
ou the Hoard of Diroctors. Hut no
socioty, association, corporation or
organization shall have any representation
ou such boird whose con
tracts under which It controls its
do not conform to the by-laws
of this corporation and a vote of
two-thirds of the total board shall
determine any question arising undor
Our order has three cardinal points
organization, education and setting
prices upon the farm product.
We cannot set prices and maintain
them without education. We can.
not get education without organize,
tion any more than boys and girls
can get education without schools.
Organizing only affords the opportunity
for us to educate. When
members meet and spend thoir time
in talking nonsencc, rising no higher
than neighborhood gossip or smutty
stores, they aro losing opportunity
and wasting timo; then they complain
because "it doesn't amount to
anything." Every local is, and of
necessity must De, just what its
lueiuucrs make u just as nigh or
just as low, just as important or just
as worthless as the abilty or mental
status of its members. I have often
said, and still maintain, that every
local should have, besides its present'
officers, a lecturer, a statistician, and
a business airont, and, where thero
is enough business to justify it,
change the business agent to a board
of directors. The duty of the lecturer
is cither to arrange a short,
spintod literary program to be rendered
by tho young people of the
neighborhood, or ho should lead in
the discussion on some ono of the
great and important qnestious that
aro up before the American people
sottlonicnt. While uonc ol us un
derstand the great and over growing
luestiou of production and
too well, it is not enough to
study that, to the neglect of the eeon
omic itie.tions, for we may c
. . .
and muscle wifKr.ni t " .
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I 50c. AND $1.00.
Iatod out ot all our surplus produet.
We must learn tho importance of another
cardinal principlo of our order,
that of nonpartisanism. Had wo
been observant, wo would have known
years ago that partisanism means
prcjudico and that we were being
used by the shrowed politician and
moans for us to make politics a matter
of busiposB. It moans for us, as
members of tho order, to study such
quostions as the postal savings bank,
federal inspection of farm products,
tho gambling in farm products by
tho board of trado, and tho initiative
and referendum. Wo should study
those questions and sottlc in our
own minds as to which is to tho interest
of the farmer, and vote our
intelligence rather than our prejudices,
to feel that we wcro casting a
ballot as an indepondont American
citizen rather than being a tool of
some politician who looks upon us as
his property to uso as he directs, as
ho yocs his horse. Do we not need
education along theso linos? Do wo
not say to our hired hand, whom wd
pay twenty or dollars a
month, that ho must do his work thus
and so? But how mtny of us told
our hand in congress, whom wo pay
seven thousand five hundred dollars
pcr year, how wo want the work dono?
How many? Don't all spoak at onco.
Aht we easy "Rubes" havo bocn
played for suckers. We turned that
all over to some one else. What wo
must do is to get busy, use our organization
as an educator. We must
study the various questions. We
mukt differentiate between the present
money system and the postal
savings bank. When we do we will
find that the prosent system furnishes
the money to the bankers without
intorest, and that tho postal savings
bank system will furnish it to all
without intorost upon good and sufficient
security. Evory ono who has
studied the money Uo.tion knows
that it is the function of government
to furnish tho money of the
country. He also knows thai it
should furnish it without partiality.
If furnished without interest to one,
it should be furnished without interest
to all Sec? Let us get wise
by dropping our partisan prejudice,
and, instoad of voting for a party,
lot us vote for Betty and the babies.
J. Weller Lo.vn.
Chippewa Falls, Wis.
The above letter from one of the
old Equity wheel-horses, about expresses
the trend of things in the
entire wost, and we need not be surprised
any timo should we hear
We hope that every tobacco grower
in tbo county begin now to make his
arrangements to be in Louisville on
Sept. ISth, "Equity day." This
day is set apart for us and wo should
avail oursolvos of the opportunity to
meet with the largest crowd ever assembled
iu the Falls City, to mingle
with the greatest army of tobacco
growers ever assemblod on the globe.
It is 'hoped that the growers of every
Association will go, but especially
should evory momber of the Society
of Equity be there to meot our breth.
cm of the Green River, Onesucker
and Burloy districts. You should
hear a their stories of their fiirht
againts the Great Trust from "their
own Hpsi Our troubles have been
but trifle compared with their's. So
let us go. The railroads will have
low rates. The State fair will be
hotter thau ever this year. We shall
be in onr uow quarters which now
belongs to us. in new buildiugs and
a permiuent home for the farmers to
exhibit the products of our great
state. You are ravine the bill and
you should ondeavor to get the mot
out of it. Go and see tho fine stock,
poultry and farm products, so that
you liny arrange to better the breeds
and varieties at home.
Let us havo contributions from the
brothern on any farm topic that appeals
to you. Don't depend upon
entirely, as I have to work some as
you do. Von can give no a .short ar-
'..i 1 ootid iu to mo or di-
Punas, and make it for
Tho Union Tobacco Society was form
ed here to-day, being a union of all
the tobacco growers' associations of
Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana and
Ohio. There wero 300 delegates
rcprcsnting tho various associations,
although by the call only two representatives
were permitted to entor into
During the day, while the committee
was at work, speeches were
made by C. M. Hanna and M. C.
Rankin. Thero were ton societies
represented, tho Dark Tobacco growers'
Association, tho Old Green River
Association, New Green River
Association, Stemmers' Association,
Oncsuoker Association, Burloy Tobacco
Society, Indiana Tobacco
Growers' Association, Ohio Tobacco
Socioty and tbo Wisconsin Tobacco
Association. F. G. Ewing was made
chairman, and Clarcnoo Lebus
Tho committoo deliberated all the
afternoon, and to-night reported in
favor of tho union undor the namo of
tho Union Tobacoo Sooicty. A corporation
without capital stock will be
formed under tho laws of Kentucky.
Kach of tho associations in tho unioq
is entitled to one director and ono
additional director for each twenty-five
million pounds raised last year
up to and not to exceed three. These
directors will select an oxecutive
board of five. The first board of di
rectors will be announced to-morrow,
who will serve uutil tho associations
meet and select another.
The organization embraces a hundred
thousand tobacco growers.
Among the prominent people in attendance
were F. G. Ewing, Joel B.
Fort, W. C. McCord, Clarence Lebus,
M. C. Hanna, M. C. Rankin, A. L.
Davenport, and William Elliot.
The organizers are enthusiastic over
tbo prospocts and say they can now
eontrol the tobacoo markets of the
Tho draft of the articles ol incorporation
providos that the principal
place of businoss shall be in Louisville.
No capital stock is mentioned;'
nut inc iinm ox inaeoteancss is
$1,000,000. The nature of the business
is to foster and promote the interests
of tobacco growers and to
'handle, sell, pool tobacco of members
, of the socioty. The further purpose
is to become the Central head and
general association in which all the
tobacco growers' societies, corporations
and organizations in the United
States may unite and through
which the same may act and transact
business as a uuu and decide all controversies
between the different organizations
member of this society.
There shall be at least nine directors
who shall be elected, one from each
ot tho orgai izations comprising tho
union, and an additional member for
each fifty million pounds pooled by
such association the year before.
Other officers are a president and
secretary and such other officers as
may be prescribed by tho by-laws.
These are to be selected by the directors.
The president has tho power
to appoint an executive committee
of five members of the board
of directors to have active charge
during the absence of the entire
The articles provide that any other
tobacco assoohuiou may become a
member of the -Union Tobacco Society
by subscribing to its rules. Tho
articles before becoming final shall
be submitted back to the difleront
organizations for latification and
they to report back to another meeting
to be held in Louisville, October
Thore was much cothusia?m during
the meeting. Messrs. McCord
and Lebus made rousing speeches to
a large audience to-night.
New Policy oi American Means Much
For Local tfnrehouses May
Stop Night Riding.
Local tobicco circles are consider
ably agiHd j)v r lie
Amer s ;
bacco in tho Louisvillo and Oincin
nati markets, and as a step in this
direction twenty-two country buyers
havo been dispensed with, as was
stated exclusively in The Times Sat
urday. Offioers of the American
Tobacco Company aro reticent about
the mattor. Speaking of the matter
to-day a leading independent buyer
said that he had heard thojrumoxand
believed it was true. Further ho
said: ''If it is true, it means tho
restoration of the looal market to its
old time-glory. The American Tobacco
Company has been buying
something like 90,000,000 pounds in
tho oountry, and an equal amount in
tho local breaks. Lots of tho tobacco
troubles have been contributed to
tho policy of buying in tho country.
It is believed the withdrawal
buyers will allay much of tho hostility
on the part of the growers toward
the American Tho American
can dominato tbo looal market just
as well ag it oan fix tho prioo by buying
in the country, and altogether it
looks like the best thing to do is do
all the buying on tho breaks
tho past ten days quito a strong
Ucpian.d has sprung up for tho stook.
of the Louisville Tobacco Warehouse
Company, the common stock
from $43 to $51, this gives
color to the rumor, as the buying
through tho local markot by tho
American would mean handsrJmo
earnings for the warehouses. Lodis-ville
A Paying Investment.
Mr. John White, of 38 Highland
Ave., Houlton, Maine., says:"IIave
been troubled with a cough evory
winter and spring. Last winter I
tried many advertised remedies, but
the cough continued until I bought
a 50 cent bottle of Dr. King's New
"Discovery, before that was half gone,
the cough was all gone. This winter
the same happy result has followed;
a few doses once more banished the
annual cough. I am now convinced
that Dr. King's New Discovery is the
best of all cough and lung remedies."
Sold umder guarantee at Jas. H.
Orme's and Haynes & Taylor's drug
stores. 50c. and $1.00. Trial bottle
All accounts due the Ceittekden
Record at the time it suspended
publication and all duo the Press
prior to the date of consolidation,
and all due the Crittenden Record-Press
will be put into tho hands of
an attorney for collection, unless
settled this month.
.S. M. Jenkins.
on y r ,r, w. .&..& -.:
m N) body or takes the form of a
It makes r.3 difersnoa
J plnr.plsj, rtfLgh place or just
to be held at
Piney Fork, Saturday
September 12th, 1908.
9:00 Devotional Exercises G M.
10:00 Tho Bible in tbo Sunday
School Rev. Larkins.
10:30 Tho Ideal Superintendent
J. A. Ordway.
1 1 :00 What Part Should tho Pastor
Take in tho Sunday School
Rev. .1. B. McNeely.
11:25 The I d o a 1 Teacher Oscar
11;45 Reports and Offerings.
12:00 Noon Intermission,
1:00 Song and Prayer--T. L. Walker.
1:30 The Value of Good' Singing in
Sunday Sohool F. S. Travis.
2:00 How to get the Boys IntcresL
ed'in the Sunday Sohool J.
2:30 Election of officers.
3:00 Song by all classes.
H. N. Lamh, District President.
h. F. Dean, County President.
P. S. Let all Sunday Schools bo
prosent in class or delegation with
reports of their schools.
How to Gt Strong.
P. J. Daky, of 1247 W. Congress
St., Chicaco, tells of a way to bo
come strong: Ho says: "My mother,
who is old and was very feeble, its
deriving so much benefit from Elec.
trie Bitters, and I feel it's my duty
to tell those who need a tonio and
.. u: M'.-. .!... .. vsrj a
Diruugiuuuiug weuioiue auuui u. .n
my mother's caso a marked gain in
flesh has resulted, insomnia hasoeon
overcome, and she is steadily crowing
stronger." Electrio Bitters (quickly
remedy stomcah, liver and, kidney ,
complaints. Sold under guarantee,
Jas. H, Orme's and Haynes & ,.
Taylor's drug stores, 50cts.
Di.KING'I NEW DISCOVERY
Will Surely Step Thil Gee.
any place or. your shn or scalp that b not natural or that
has a burnin or itching sersation needs treatment to keep
it from spreading ar.i possioh developing into that horrible diiease
zs en your race, arms, legs or
sore throat requires attention.
whether it's a red blotch, a sore,
something that barely shows-
cu:e it. If it is not icrious bet u
whatever i wrong.
CU know what a blessing Littcll't
Lrcikicg out on my face, red, angry
yppw part c my f3ce causing me
.ry skin remedy advertised with no
discouraged vntil I obtained a bottle
your demonstrator, last August.
end that cbstinate breaking out has
Littcll't Liqui Sulphur and would
MRS. WESLY GORE.
AUitu on irr'.catloa
Eczema or a similar trouble.
If the trouble is lerioui it .i!l
uncomfortab! o: unrgMy i. .i ! i'op
I ftel it is n:y du ij t:.c k:
Liquid Sulphur hzs procr. 1 3 iae.. .
For months I cL.z'ti .'.i. c
looking blotches voald ipar ur;r tif
the greateit buiniUr:.c:.
Having docto:ed :r : i sen c
improvement uhatru. lwii :.
of your Littcll't Liquid Sulphur from
My face began to improv immediately
entire disappeared. I tc. still using
rot be without it under my circumstances.
Send us 1 Oc. in stamps for a
sample bottle sent
North 2nd Street St Louis, Mo.
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