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VOL. 30 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY SEPT. 17, 1908. NUMBER 16
THREE OF THE GREATEST AND
MOST ENTHUSIASTIC MEETINGS
Were Those Held Under the Auspices of the Farmers'
Educational Co-operative Union Of America-Three
MUSIC WAS FURNISHED DY THE UNION STRING RANI)
Never lloforc In Crittenden County W a s There A
Greater Demonstration of the "People Rule" Law
and Order Throuyhoiit
WELCOME ADDRESS AT CALDWELL SPRINGS
DELIVERED BY W. J. McCHESNEY.
Meetings at Applegate and Hurricane Were as Interesting
as the One at Caldwell Springs-Many Good Speakers
FARMERS BETTER ORGANIZED THAN EVER BEFORE.
Never before in Crittenden county
wan there a greater demonstration of
the "Pcoplo Hule" than at Caldwell
Springs. It was Law and Order
The jiooplo began gathering in
rarly in tlio morning and by ten
o'clock there were a multitude ol people
gathered arouud the speakers
After the dovntiontl exercised conducted
by State Prcsidont Rob't L.
Johnson, the people were welcomed
to Caldwell Spring by W. J.
Mr. KcChosncy is a fluent
speaker and by his well choicn remarks
made every one feel at home.
State President Johnson responded
and Ffokc until twelve e'clock and
assured tie audionce that he weuld
finish l'i remarks in the afternoon,
which -on) i so was filled to the full.
Bro. Johnson dealt many hard
blows to the "trusts" and ahowed his
hearers, beyond any shadow of doubt
lhat the fight was between the trusts
and the people, and that by
argument we would win the
fihgt. if we would only stand together
and vote togother. IJe left no
middle ground, ho said: "ho that is
nt for us is against us."
He showed to the people that we
needed no new party; but if wc would
gjt togcthor and lot our demands be
known, that tho old parties, wcro sufficient.
His remark' sooinod to be
woll taken and tho great crowd showed
by thoir attention that they wcro
TJtern were jfouic fw kuinosa mon
from CaWwM rd Livinirton
as. well as a low from our eouuty
seat, aud we arc plcafod to know
that the business men who were present
showed a spirit of concern for tbe
farmer. Wc hope to have more of
them to co-operate with ut.
The afternoon session was mostly
spent in short and pointed talks by
the followiug parties: Marion F.
I'oguc who spoke for the American
Society of Kiiity, he'aosured the
F. K. and C. II. or A. that they
were ready and willing to co-operate
with them. He aUo rehearsed omc
of his experience at a public official
and gave his many hearers sonic advice
that should be heeded.
W. I Paris, of Livingston county,
made a very plain and pointed speech
as well as Bro. G. L. Gray, of
W. H, Brown, Vice-President of
CrittendeD county, made a short
speech in which set fourth some very
touching argument in favor, of the
mothers and daughters who have to
labor in the tobacco field.
The banking question
and the Presidents and Secretaries
of the locals promised their support
in raising subscription for stock sufficient
to operate ou, It looks as
though tho banks will be a go, as the
famer have got a taste of the pooling
business and want to pool their
The Lola brass band fursuhed
limbic for the occasion, which was
predated by nil.
Paee aud pleasure was pnraweuut
W hare the best for tbe last. In
conj notion with the fet that there
were fr lf."iOM to 2,000 peojile
present, there was dinner enough on
the ground tc havo fed three times
the number of people. Stop with
just saying dinner? No! that dinner
was composed of tho host things that
God and tho people uould bring from
"Mother F.arth," prepared by I ho
hands of tho loyal sisters of the order
Wo arc very thankful to the ladies
bsth in and out of the union for this
Tho committee on arangemonts
porformod thoir duties in a most
And last, but not least, wc should
givo God the glory for all the good
that was" accomplished, for, "The
oarth is tho Lords' and tho ftillnoss
thereof." C. 0. P.
Aim'Mhiatk Picnic A Grand Sue
The Applcgato picnic was a
n nf tho uroat day at Caldwell
Spring. Fot quite so many people
but no less enthusiastic.
Brother Bennett, of Webster county,
mado the welcome in which he
extended a hearty welcome to all.
After the welcome addre Bro.
.Johnson took the stand, and his
speech if possiblo, was more forcibly
delivered than at Caldwell Springs.
It seemed that not a word, nor a
syllabic was left out that would detract
from its force. It seemed that
all our grievances wore explained in
a simple concise manner. The writer
only wishes to live to ec the
fruits of that days labor. Brother
.Tohn'i is filling the place of State
President to its fullest.
After Brother Johnnn had finished
his address, an enjoyable hour
was spent not in mincing, but by
putting that bountiful dinner which
whs prepared by the good ladies of
the Applegate section, into proper
use. It was a oountiful dinner indeed,
and seemed to be enjoyed by
Tbe afternoon session was made up
of short and pointed addresses,
C. 0, Pogue, Editor oi the F. K.
and C. U. of A. Page of the
made a few
remarks in behalf of that paper, after
which Bro. Johnson made a short
talk on the banking question.
Aaron Towory, of the A. S. of K.
give us assurance of the hearty cooperation
of that great order. Mr.
Towcry is a very forcible speaker and
held his audionce almost spell-bound.
He alluded to the conditions of both
the State and Nation, and appealed
to tho people to stand up for what
they fchould have. He alluded to
the so-called Law and Order League
as being an Indian in hogs clothing.
Fie was frequently appUuded throughout
Mayor J. W. Blue, of Marion, was
the next on the stand and made us a
few jolly remarks, and ended by saying
thut every man, was in a measure,
respouible to his government for
Kb a conditions nf that jovomiuont.
for fheir patience and attention
by Kro. Johoeoi Rnd also by
Bro. Beanott. . '
' A!! w a e peace and harmony
And I will say for all, that tho
music rendered by the Marion Silver
Cornet Band was appreciated by all,
and that wc extend our thanks to the
business men of Marion for sending
The mucie by the Union String
Band was second to none ever heard
by the writer, and was appreciated
by all. C. 0. P.
Tin: Picnic at Hurricane.
Not sinoe the days of Thomas
and Henry Clay has there
boon a moro enthusiastic gathering
than there was at tho nurrican Camp
Ground, Saturday Sept. twclth.
Farmers with their families in
wagons, and carriages of all kind.
Horsemen, and on foot, but all car-ring
well filled baskets, boxes and
trunks, began to arrive early in the
morning, and continued toarrivc.
until oight hundred or one thousand
tillors of the soil had gathered together
in one mighty throng. At
ton o'clock tho Heath Local String
Band began to play "My Old Kentucky
Home." The farmors then
followed the band into tho great
The exercises were opened in the
uul manner in which the locals
open all their meeting, by song
President Johnson began his address
at ten-thirty and spoke for one
hour and one-half hour. The
sceucd greatly surprised when
he informed it was time to spread
the fcaflt, so interceted were' they,
the time flew fast.
He led them front tho Garden of
Kden on by Abrahams well, the first
immorablc property of man, saw the
farmers in the fertile fields of Gosbfcn
came with them out of Egyptian bond
age, on to where they left their fathers
tombs in Euorpc and came to
America whirc they could worship a
true and living God and own thir own
home. He showed how greed and
oppression had down trodden the
farmer, until Moses had rose up. A
second Moses, a man down where
the cotton blosonu grow, Newt Gres-ham
by name, a man who started the
greatest organization that has over
been started by mortal man, "The
Farmers Union." He assured us
much of our present enjoyment depends
on our future prospects.
Present possessions hold in uncertainty,
or with the expectation of
loosing them in a short time, affords
but little satisfaction. Hcnee though
a man may have wealth, a cotnfortablo
home, popular talent and honorable
employment, yet if these be held in
unrighteousness, without a reasonable
expectation of future bliss, they suffices
him not. One thought of eternity
destroys all his cemfojt.
After the lecture the amen, and
after the amon diiner began.
At one-thirty the Levias and Sheridan
String band rendered some fine
Talks wcro made by D. N. Riloy
Ed Flanary, John Bluo and K. Robinson.
Mr. Blue oxplained the
banking laws and assured us it was
not his purpose to discourage the
farmers from starting a bank.'
Rev. Thompson the Presiding Kidder,
thoa gar a very pointed talk,
lit? clo.ed his remark by advitirg
every father to try to cdtealc his
ehildivu and wot to keep the tons out
'of oIlge, and give ie girls all the
learning. He said in Henderson
there were Jour girls to one boy who
Prrsidcnt Johnson closed the exercises
with a short talk. After a
general hand shake and music we
parted, feeling it was good to be
here. It. R.
WANTS TO HOLD SK T Of IIONOH
i.v xhxt or;iu:ss.
Chicago. 111. Spjh 17 (Special);
Tho ono political ambition of
Ollle James of Kentucky.
I to bo Spenkor of tho House. This
explains why he declined tho vice
presidential nomination at Denver
and why he did not permit the use
of his name In the Kentucky senatorial
fight when Joe Blackburn's
fortunes were wrecked on the rocks
of political fate. BeiiiR a loyal
friend of Senator Blackburn gnvo
him good excuse for turning a deaf
ear to the tempter, and the same
kind of loyalty to Gov. Beckham
served to keep him from entering
that contest when, ills friends say,
he could have hnd the nomination
merely by giving the nod.
In the event of Mr Bryan's election
Ollie James, future is secure.
Ho has the confidence of the Democratic
nominee to a degree not enjoyed
by many others Mr. Bryan's
estimate of his ability is an old
story to Kentucklans Mr. Bryan, if
victorious, would prefer conferring
upon Congressman James honors of
the most exnlted character, and
would, in all probability, prefer that
lie abandon his vearnlng for tho
throne made particular famous by
Thomas Brackett Heed and later by
Joseph Cannon, whose opponent in
the present campaign Is attacking n
practice attributed to "Tncle Joe"
which places him unqualifiedly at
the head of artistic users of profanity.
It is the only weak spot in
the armor of Speaker Cannon, who
is said not to give a cuss what his
enemies Bay or how they say it.
Of course, Champ Clark would
like to be Speaker, and so would De
Armond, and if both enter the con
test James, it Is figured, would be
Demands from all State chairmen
aro coming to Democratic national
headquarters requesting that James
be assigned to speak in their respective
States. He Is one of the ora
torical guns of this campaign.
Sunday morning at Princeton,
Ky., Miss Cora Pogue, daughter of
W. W. Pogue, of Frances, a sister
of M. F. and C. 0. Pogue, was married
to Jesse Grimes of the Dycus-burg
vicinity. Miss Pogue who is
the youngest daughter of W. W.
Pogue, had been on a visit to
and Mr. Grimes visited her there
and they planned the trip to Princeton
just for the novelty. There
were no objections as both are fine
young people and each one has many
friends and admirers. They returned
to Frances Sunday afternoon and
were entertained at the home of S.
R. Grimes, the groom's father.
They have the best wishes of the
"Record-Press" and of all who know
To the tax payers of Crittenden
county. I would respectfully
notify all who have
not paid their taxes for the
year 1908, that owing to the
fact the November term of
Court is fast approaching
and bids fair to be a busy
court for the sheriff; and consequently
I will not have the
time to wait upon you properly
during the time that
court is in session. And as
the time for the penalty to be
added is also fast approaching,
therefore in order to save
yourselves the penalty and
myself inconv e n i e n c e , I
would earnestly solicit one
and all to call at my office
and settle your taxes, before
my services lercquiicd by
.the court. 1 am forced to
meet my settlements with
the auditor promptly.
Thanking you for your past
kindness, I rema in your
2t J. F. Flanary, S. C. C.
Big Tobacco Meeting.
There will be a big rally of tobacco
growers, Saturday, Sept, 19th,
1903, at Princeton, Ky.
The following speakers will bo
present: Hons. F. G. Kwing, Olfio
M. .James, John S. Rhea, Campbell
Cantrcll and others.
A first. class band has been engaged
for the occasion. Mr. Ward
Headlcy will preside at the meeting.
Members of all tobacco organizations
generally are 'invited.
A cordial welcome extended, by
order of John W. Hollnwcll, Ch'ni.
Medical Association Meeting.
The fifty-third Annual Meeting of
tho Kentucky State Mrdhal Association
will behold at Winchester, Sept.
23rd to tho 25th inclusive. This
promises to be one of the most valuable
and instructive medical meetings
that has ever been held in Kentucky,
Gallatin, Webster and Sp?nccr arc
the only counties in the state which
have no medical society.
The round trip rates from points
in Kentucky to Winchcstcj for tho
meeting, will be one fare plus twenty-five
Tobacco Damaged by bail.
Uniontown, Ky., Sept. 11. A
hail storm severely damaged the tobacco
crop in this country. The
greatest injury was done in tbe Seven
Gums neighborhood and in the vicinity
of Chapman's station. During
the torm lightning killed two muleB
and a horse belonging to Berro Benson,
of Grove Center.
Up In Smoke.
The tobacco barn on the O'Har"
farm, near Cridcr, was destroyed by
fire Wednesday. One thousand and
nine hundred sticks of tobacco and
one hundred bales of hay belonging
to Fred Bolcman was also destroyed.
It is a very heavy loss to Mr. Coleman
as it was very near all his earnings
for the year 1908. The tobacco
was being fired when the accident
causing the disaster occurcd
Judge Nunn Improving.
Judge T J. Nunn, of the appellate
court, and a distinguished member
of the Hopkinsvillc Klks lodge,
who was operated on a few weeks ago,
is still confined to his room at the
Norton Infirmary, in Louisville. Hn
is reported as doing well and his
friends will be glad to hear that ho
will soon be able to resume his duties
at Frankfort. New Era.
Farmers' Unloi Daughter Will Be
Crowned Gt tfdess 0! Labor
Paducab, Ky., Sept. 16 Tho
contest for goddess of labor resulted
in a victory for Miss E. Rickman, of
tho county, candidate of tho Farmer's
Union. She received 5,110 votea.
Miss Louise Dotzcl, of this eity,
candidate of the Planters' and Decorators'
Union, received 3,560 votes,
and Miss Marie Trotter, candidate of
the Leathcrworkcrs' Union received
G30 votes. Miss Rickman will be
crowned at a spcoial meeting of tho
Centra! Labor Union, in this city.
Farmers' Union Is Incorporated.
Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 16. Central
Warehouse Company of tho
Farmers' Educational and Cooperative
Union of America, Livingston
county, capital $5,000.
"W. .1. Fugate, Trustee 733
4ares;B. M. Varncll. 20 shares; E.
P. Doon, 20 chares; W. J. Fugate,
20 share-; A. J. Rhodes, of Cvtmi
Rivers, 20 shares, and K. Doom, of
luka, 20 shares.
New Rank to be Opened Next Weei(.
llorso Cavo, Ky., Sept. 10 Tle
Union Planters' ba ik of Uorso Cava
v-ill opeu for September