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EQDITY EDITORIAL COLUMN.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF EQUITY
OF NORTH AMERICA.
C. M. Uaiinett, Prcs. Indianapolis Ind.
L. N. Statts, Tronton, III.
O. D. Pauley, Sec&Tr&fl.Indianapolia.
J. C. Caktrill, Georgetown, Ky.
S. D. RouciiTON, Sec. Calhoun, Ky.
A. P. Wolfe, Iron Hill. Pres.
W. E. Smith, Repton, Ky., Sec.
MARION F. POGUE, Editor.
'To . farmers and their frionds:
Whilo the object of these columns
primarily to advance tho causo of
the Society of Equity, by promulgating
its principles and recording
its wonderful work In atato and
nation, in condensed form, wo shall
bo glad to rccoivo contributions
from our friends everywhere relative
to the farmer and his interests, no
matter to what organization you
may belong. All Much communications
should bo addrosscd to me,
I'rcdonia, Ky., It. F. D. No. 2,
Such communications must be signed
in full by the writer, bosides tho
nom do plumo, if any. '
The tobacco situation in tho Stemming
District certainly looks good,
and every Kulty man should feel
proud of the Association. This will
bo a banner year for the growers of
Crittenden county, with a No. 1 crop
of nearly f0U0 acres in tho pool and
u prospect of a ready x&le and a nood
price it certainly "looks good to us."
Hut a good growing crop is not all
of it, rcmvtnbcr a groat deal depends
upon the firing and handling of the
crop. Many a good crop of tobacoo
ha ban ruined fn tho barn, by curing
it up groon or allowing it to
houe burn, aithor of which takes at
leant one third oil the price. For in
the Stemming Association your crop
ymi itrll on its merits, and if you
want it to grade up you must do your
part well. Wo would appreciate
ou curing and handling of
for the Stemming trado and
hope that we shall find rolnntocri
among our voteran growers who will
giro us the bonciit ot thoir experience
in the next wcok's 1'hbss.
Owing to lack of time last week
we inserted tho Associated Press dispatch
relative to-the Howling Green
tobacoo meeting, which organizen tho
Great Tobacco Union, without comment.
The Stemming District delegates
did not sigj tho articles of incorporation,
but the .whole proceedings
will be laid before the membors of
the association for ratification. So
it is up to us as to what wo will do
about it thrreforo I insert the objects
of the proposed new Society so that
you may bo thinking about it. They
arc as follows
Tho nature ol tho business propos- j
cd to be transacted and promoted and
carried on shall bo: To foster and
promote the interests of all the
of tobacco in the United StaUs
by. disseminating information relating
to the planting, growing, housing,
handling and selling 6f tobacco
and to thus, and by other means,
improve the quality of tobacco, to
assist in tho sales of tobacco and to
act as agentif'to that end; to assist
in securing fair and romunerasivo
prices for tobacco and to theso ends,
and for tho promoting of those objects
to with other tobacco
sooietios, corporations and organizations
having thosamo genoral objects
And it is the purposo and object
of this organization to become the
central bond and genoral association,
in which all tho prosout
growers' societies, associations, cur-
tl ' "V1
S Convalescents need a large amount of nourish-
j ment in easily digested form.
mnr iiv concentrated.
porations and organisations of the
United States may unito, and through
which tho Bamo may act and transaot
business as a unit and as one body,
and to dooido all controversies
tho different organizations,
mombors of this Booioty; and to thus
simplify Jnd roduce to uniformity
tho various methods and means of
producing, handling, storing and
selling tobaeco so far as practicable,
and to do all such other things as
may bo nooessary to secure the active
co-operation of all tobacco growers'
organizations; and to this ond all pur
poso this organization may have and
rcceivo as active members of its corporate
organization societies, associations,
corporations and organizations
of every deseriptiou ongaged in tho
furtherance of tho same objects and
purposes heroin sot out, and it shall
have all tho rights and powors, privileges
and authority of a body corporate
necessary and proper to enablo it
it to do and perform all tho objects
and purposes herein contemplated,
Tho affairs of tho company shall bo
conduced by a board of at lotst nino
directors, which shall consist of individual
members from each society,
association, corporation or organization,
a member hereof, who shall be
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 membor hereof,
in such board hliall be one member of
each Miibordinalc organization and an
additional momber for each HO, 000,-000
pounds of tobacoo controlled by
J such organization during the year
next before the election may be held,
provided that no organization shall
have more than throe roprescntativos
ou the Hoard of Directors Hut no
Isoctoty, association, corporation or
organization shall have any representation
ou such boird whose contracts
under which it controls its tobacco
do not oonform to the by-laws
of this corporation and a vote of
two-thirds of the total board shall
determino any question arising undor
Mr Editor -
Our order has three cardinal points
organization, education and
prices upon tho farm product.
We cannot set prices and maintain
them without education. Wc can.
not got education without organiza.
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 spond thoir time
in talking nonsence, rising no higher
than neighborhood gossip or smutty
stores, thoy are losing opportunity
and wasting time, then thoy complain
bcoaiisc 'it doesn't amount to
anything." Every local is, and of
necessity must ne, just what its
Iuenibcrs make it just as high or
just as low, just as important or just
as worthless as the abilty or mental J
status of its membors. ! have often
said, and still maintain, that every
local should have, bosides its present'
officers, a lecturer, a statistician, and
a business agont, and, where thero
is enough business to justify it,
change the businoss agent to a board
of directors. Tho duty of the leo
turer is either to arrange a short,
spintod literary program to be rendered
by the young people of the
neighborhood, or he should lead m
the discussion on some one of the
groat and important questions that
aro up before tho American peoplo
settlement. Whilo none ol us understand
tho great and over growing
question of production and distribution
too well, it is not enough to
study that, to the neglect of the econ
otntc .jue.stions, for wo may le
is powerful nourish-
.t, Mood and muscle without
, 1 50c. AND $I.OO.
Iatod out ot all our surplus product.
We must learn tho importance of another
cardinal prinoiplo of our order,
that of nonpartisanism. Had wo
boon observant, wo would have known
years ago that partisanism means
prejudico and that wo were being
used by tho shrowed politician and
means for uh to mako politics a mat-
tor of business. It means for us, as
mombors of tho order, to study such
(UOBtions as tho 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 sottlo in our
own minds as to which is to the interest
of the farmer, and voto our
intclligcnoa rather than our
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 diroots, as
ho yocs his horse. Do we not need
education along tlicso lines? Do wo
not say to our hired hand, whom wo
pay twenty or dollars a
month, that ho must do his work thus
and so? But how many of us told
our hand in congress, whom wc pay
seven thousand five hundred dollars
per year, how wo want the work done?
How many? Don't all speak at onco.
Ah! we easy "Rubes" have boen
played for suckers. We turned that
all over to some one clso. What we
must do is to get biuy, use our organization
a an educator. Wc must
study the various quostions. We
mukt differentiate between the present
money system and the postal
savings bank. When wo do wc will
find that the prosent system furnishes
the money to tho bankers without
intorost, and that tho postal savings
batik system will furnish it to all
without intorost upon good and sufficient
security. Evory ono who has
studied the money Uostion knows
that it is the function of government
to furnish the money of the
country. He also knows that it
should furnish it without partiality.
If furnished without interest to one,
it should be furnished without inter-
est to all Sec? Let us get wise
by dropping our partisan prejudice, I
and, instead of voting for a party, ,
let us vole for Betty and the babies,
J. Weller Lo.vo,
Chippewa Falls, Wis. .
The abovo letter from one of the
old Equity wheel-horses, about expresses
tho trend of things in the
entire wost, and we need not be surprised
any timo should wc hear
Wc hope that ovcry tobacco grower
in tho county begin now to mako his
arrangements to be in Louisville on
Sept. ISth, "Equity day." This
day is set apart for us and wo should
avail oursolvos of tho opportunity to
meet with the largest crowd ever assembled
in the Falls City, to mingle
with tho greatest army of tobacca
growors 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 thore to meet our bretlu
crn of the Green River, Onesucker
and Burloy districts. You should
hear their stories of their fight
againts the Great Trust from "their
own Hpst Our troubles have been
but trifles compared with thoir's. So
let us go. The railroads will have
low rates. The State fair will be
hotter thau over this year. We shall
be in our ucw quarters which now
bolongs to us. in new buildings and
a permiuent home for the farmers to
exhibit tho produots of our great
state. You are paying the bill and
you should endeavor to get the
out of it. Go and sec tho fine stock
poultry and farm products, so that
you may arrange to better the breeds
and varieties at homo.
Lot ue have contributions from the
brotliern ou any farm topic that appeals
to you. Don't depend upon m
cntiroly, as I have to work some a
ynu do. Yi can give us a short ar-'''
" ' ooud iu to mo or di-
Prhss, and make it for
' 1 ?c
Tho Union Tobacco Society was form
ed hero to-day, being a union of all
tho tobacco growors' associations of
Kentucky, Tonnessoc, Indiana and
Ohio. Thero wero 300 delegates
rcpresnting tho various associations,
although by the call only two representatives
wcro pormittod to entor into
During tho day, while the committee
was at work, speeches were
made by C. M. Hanna and M. 0.
Rankin, Thero wore ton societies
represented, tho Dark Tobacco growers'
Association, tho Old Grocn River
Association, New Green River
Association, Stemmers' Association,
Oncsucker Association, Hurley Tobacco
Society, Indiana To b a 000
Growers' Association, Ohio Tobacco
Socioty and tho Wisconsin Tobacco
Association. F. G. Ewing was made
chairman, and Glarenoo Lebus
Tho committoo deliberated all the
afternoon, and to-night roported in
favor of tho union undor the namo of
tho Union Tobacoo Socioty. A corporation
without capital stock will bo
formed under tho laws 0! Kentucky.
Each of tho associations in the unipq
is entitled to ono director and ono
additional director for each
million pounds raised last year
up to and not to exceed three. These
directors will select an oxccutive
board of five. Tho first board of directors
will be announced to-morrow,
who will serve until tho associations
meet and select another.
Tho organization embraces a hundred
thousand tobacco growers.
Among the prominent people in attendance
were F. G. Ewing, Joel H.
Fort, W. C. McCord, Clarence Lobus,
M. C. Hanna, M. C. Kankin, A. L.
Davouport, and William Elliot.
The organizers are enthusiastic over
tho prospects and say they can now
control the tobacco markets of the
The draft of the articles of incorporation
provides that the principal
place of businoss shall bo in Louis
ville. No capital stock is mentioned".
uut trie limit 01 maeoteancss is
SI, 000.000. The natuie of the business
is to foster and promote the in-
terests of tobacco growors and to
handle, sell, pool tobacco of members
of the society. 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 unit and docidc all controversies
between the different organizations
member of this society.
There shall be at least nine directors
who shall be eleeted, one from each
ot the orgat 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 the by-laws,
These are to be selected by tho directors.
The president has tho pow-or
to appoint an executive committee
of live membors of the board
of directors to have active charge
during the absence of the entire
The articles provide that any other
tobacco association may become a
member of the -Union Tobacco
by subscribing to its rules. Tho
articles before beooming final shall
be submitted back to the difforent
organizations for ratification and
they to report back, to another meeting
to be held in Louisville, October
Thore was much enthusiasm during
the meeting. Messrs. McCord
and Lebus made rousing speeches to
a large audience to-night.
Kew Policy oi American Means Much
For Local Warehouses May
Stop Night Riding.
Ijocal tolncoo oirclos are consider
ably agHn'nd iw r he r ? ilmt
bacco in tho Louisville and Oincin
nati markets, and as a stop in this
direction twenty-two country buyers
have been dispensed with, as was
stated exclusively in The Times Saturday.
OfBoers of tho American
Tobacco Company aro reticent about
the mattor. Speaking of tho matter
to-day a leading independent buyer
said that he had heard thojrumorand
believed it was true. Further ho
said: ''If it is true, it means tho
restoration of the local market to its
old The American Tobacco
Company has been buying
something like 90,000,000 pounds in
tho country, and an equal amount in
tho local breaks. Lots of the tobacco
troubles havo boon contributed to
tho policy of buying in tho country.
It is believed the withdrawal
buyers will allay much of tho hostility
on tho part of tho growers toward
tho Amorioan Tho Amonoan
can dominato tho local market just
ss well as it can fix tho prioo by buying
in the country, and altogether it
looks like the best thing to do is do
all the buying on the breaks
the past ton days quite a strong
(Jcpiaqd has sprung up for the stoak,
of the Louisville Tobacco Warehouse
Company, tho common stock
from $43 to $51, this gives
color to the rumor, as the buying
through tho local markot by tho
American would mean handsdmc
earnings for the warehouses. -'-Lodis-
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Mr. John White, of 38 Highland
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the same happy result has followed;
a few doses onee more banished the
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best of all cough and lung remedies."
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All accounts due the Chittenden
Record at the time it suspended
publication and all duo tho Pbess
prior to the date of consolidation,
and all due tho Crittenden Record-Press
will be put into tho hands of
an attorney for collection, unless
sottled this month.
,S. M. Jenkins.
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to be held at
Piney Fork, Saturday
September 12th, 1908.
!l:00 Devotional Exercises G M,
10:00 Tho Biblo in tho Sunday
School Rev. Larkins.
10:30 Tho Idoal Superintendent
J. A. Ordway.
11:00 What Part Should the Pastor
Take in tho Sunday School
Rev. J. B. McNeely.
11:25 The Id c a 1 Toacber Oscar
11;45 Reports and Offerings.
12:00 Noon Intermission,
llOO SOng and Prayer--T. L. Walker.
1:30 The Value of Good' Singing in
Sunday School F. S. Travis.
2-00 How to get the Boys IntcresL
cd'in the Sunday School J.
2:30 Election of officers.
3;00 Song by all olasses.
H. N. Lamu, District President.
h. F, Dean, County President.
P. S. Let all Sunday Schools bo
present in class or delegation with
reports of their schools.
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