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THE GREAT TOBACCO
Revolt of Farmer In tha Blue tlrass State Again, the Tobacco TruiL HAD MANY TRAGIC FEATURES. How the Fight Wu Forced on the Grower Night Riding and It Crimea. Kentucky Is the tobacco Stat. While hp produce hemp, wheat, corn, horse, bog ml cattle In abundance nml with 'profit, tobacco Is her great eash prop. Of, the 110 counties ( moimtaln. lln grass ami Western! there are few If liny which do nut consider the plant a staple. It Is the crop which posts the most to produce, calls for the greatest amount of labor, most rnplilly debili tate th will and. mi li'r normal eondi ions, bring the greatest returns. Kentucky may be divided Into four large districts, with four separate anil distinct types of tobacco, none conis-t- Ing with I tit other. In the extreme western part of the State In the dark tobacco district (which Includes about twpnty counties In Kentucky nml ten In TenncKsop). There the growers ar or ganized into what Is known ttie Planter' Protective Association, with beatliiuarter at (iuthrlp. Thp tobacco grown in till district ha a very large, almost black leaf. While oine of It I used In domestic manufacture the bulk of the crop la exported to England. Then comes the stemming district of even or eight counties, so called be cause the stem Is removed from the leaf before marketing. Nearly the entire crop is exported to England, Kramv snd Italy. The Green Klvcr section Include six or seven counties anil produce to bacco midway ttween the dark tobao so and the white hurley. It Is u"d in iKtth th? domestic and export trade. were hammered down and farther down until the dark tobuceo wa bring lug S wnt and the white hurley ll cent. Such a reduction meant ruin for the farmer. The actual cost of production, reckoning a man' lidor nt Jl per day and a team' service at Ml cents, would be Just nbout this figure. There wa no allowance for the torrl- bio drain upon the land Itself, for the fact that In the rush aeason the farm- 'era were forced to hire extra help at H.'JO to J per day, or for the fact that the work I the hardest and Jiist exacting of all farm labor, and that much of It must be done In the moat Inclement season. The producer had nothing to ay a to the price. The trust made It otter and It wa a case of take It or leave It alone. The farmer were rapidly being reduced from an liidoienden and pros perous condition to one of almost servi tude nd with actual want taring them In the face. Finally the dark tobacco growers or- gnnln.il a the Planter' Protective As sociation and pooled their tul.aeco. They held out for two years before sell- Ing a pound. Then the raw material iu the market became exhausted ajid the trust was forced to come and buy at the pool prbe of 1 wills Instead of Its own price of 3 pent. Thewe organ- teed producers and the American To bacco Company are now working un der a fairly harmonious iigrvuieiit and have been, for two years. With this splendid example of the power of union before them the op pressed and Individually helpless farm er of the groat white hurley district In November. V.HSt. organised as the Kentucky rnjon of the Society of Equity. Each memlier agreed to mi1 III crop with the others and to sell only through the officer of the organl in tlon. Warehouse were purchased or erected In various place. The ooled tobacco was either brought to these warehouse or tored In the producer' barns. At Winchester sample of a'l tssded tobacco were kept and the Equi ty farmer demanded that the pur chaser. Instead of going to the farmer or having the farmer come to htm. should purchase by sample of the Equi ty officer. At the beginning the Equity l-ople, when the Trust price was fl or ti'i cents, made out a price list which would make the average price on all grade of an average crop 13 cent, some higher and soiiip lower. forward ami Iwnignt, r,.. tastlsl vM trust ha. rome - , .',,,., u.yle. at tb Author' l.lHHUHHl pound or Pooum .ii,,.,.,. In Umdon, re- .. , ...i.u- nml IIP lllllopciim-Mi (lull 1 nriwiim" In America some ..u.kIh the reaiivai oi ' 1..; 1, .. . huvlng H"1"- I ! ,mrl"y T"Z .Nt wo , I .;.'.n.o.' ! , ; heir .locking, at nl.hi. 0 grower decided that h i h im , he vhwhl to increase the .lore I ' " ..' ?.!. L,slr. In h morning ....... r.,..i rron to " "'" " - . . . . . ., i.. i, to i.ttrehase what I" mien..,. . trust simi.lv . 'ci,ti ..Lftiii i.ecs.i"' co ,.MP for UK'S." and it I " ,o enforce thl uiandate m- ' "'" Her and upon other grower, which ha. resulted In the night rhlmg which bar attracted so much attention. The Equity owner recognl the hardship which would I Incurred by cutting out the crop of IWW. but M7 agree that It Is better lo receive la rents a pound for to years' crop "" to ls forced to a.vept about rt cent. lie "No tobae- Meantime Ibej other zr- irmi.Tr- v 1 IMX1 OK for three years' crop. i.i ,.,- tiw.lr at tout I.'" to .,... crops and. best of all. give their laud a rest. The sympathy of the great m'S the people Is with the farmers In their effort to force the trust to pay re sonable and remunerative prl.-e f-r to hn.i-o. tvfeal means slsrvallon prbs ..mi .H.nilniie.1 s. ar. lty of money. i tory mean pr.perlty for grower ami ..in,., lr Ihl ira"li lbs 1. 1. -I .U..M HUB" - merchants are straining every n-soiir.. to carry their tol.a.in growing custom ers on their iNH.ks and the farmers ore ciittlu exisMidltures to ine !.-. i slhU. limit. It Is a struggl ' . .. .. .. ... k..l plle,li "I - u 0"W' tM W pant r '""" W.ll-r W-rfc.r. In tlie South of Krne one in , t the Hill wy.lde itlu.. women ..,.,,.11,, h. the signal, of the half do' en dally Iraliu: while t r"iopsu. regularly .ioml at the level cr.-s lug. by employlM feuml labor. The husband 'n be seen at work t hi vine uH.ii the hillside, while the wife wave the green ring 'l keep the cbtl dren nlt,.-lwn.H SefTrll Wh.0 Mr. l'rrl she bi ! ' nuii. bifgt : . Sh. took b.r I ',', lun' " b It " ' Hut If htiW-T'. )-' "'! ' "' to hr ell Hk en Jsr him 'b ' f'Xt tli. iir o tb fhl.sgu Tribune. We Tml Doctors If you are lurTerlBti... Impure blood, ihla blond . blllty, nervousnew. tSZ Hon, you houldbtiBt0tei wlch Ayer'i Sinioirii!, . Sarupirilli you hmlsT. II your life. Tfourool UnOWl 11,100. Alaftlmibourt, f Ml M.H4I Iw4l wmi tflM Hm kiwt is. -... i ii,.JTS tmm4, mwIm Iwtett ""-iu.. " rliui !." M h. taTiJlT! 1m ri,i. I ' .yers MlMl (tanic) Tm flsl. "Nr.h.- U b" '". ii..i if in.'a .. " "; Jr..,- Ii.lo lh. kl..-h. I "' .. ..!. bu. i rur '? Z In which Lining .u.-h l'l" " " practlailly all of Kentucky has a vital l.-km M. l..t..r..t Kvervwhere one g'"-s lie near., .... tMitrlr .(, "A word (o the Is isS.. remarked the UmIM auk tk (twi,l htlt. "Wruttt again, rJ..iHM ihs wrn "A word (u tb iw ranary PUOCHSSIUN NltillT ItlUEItS IN KK.NTI 'KY. I!y far the liirseNt district Is Unit where white hurley is grown. Tills In cludes from forty-two to fifty-five coun ties and. roughly sM-nklng, emtirno-s Ml! of the State east of Louisville, Mays ville and Mt. Sterling. Two iimntle-i In Indiana and three in ol.lo also pr.lii'c white hurley tolniein. This is-cullar grade can tie grown nowhere else In the world. It Is used almost entirely In domentii: trade and from It the very highest typ of plug chewing tobacco is made, The tobacco producers "f the tcni mlng, (Jreen Itlver and while hurley districts ore very generally orcnnlwd under the Kentucky I'iiIoii of the American Society of K..iiity. The American Society of Equity Is a national organization of farmer. Its object Hre the Improvement of meth od of agriculture, the liitnsliicllon of new aud Unproved seeds, social Inter course, and, more than all else, the se curing of fair and equitable prices for farm product. In many resects tt I to the farmer what the trades union Is to the craftsman. The American Tobacco Company, otherwise known as the Toliwvo Trust, Is an organization of capital which well nidi controls the manufacture of tie bacco In thl country, which Is gradu ally Invading the retail cigar and to bacco trade, and which lias such strength tind Btifh extensive ramltlca tlmi that It dictates the price of raw material lo the grower. So much for the fundamentals of a condition which has produced the pres ent tobacco war in Kent in ky. When tho tobacco market, wn an osn one that Is, when there wns op Ksltlon among the bidders for the raw leaf the price of white hurley was about l!i cent per pound, and of the dark tobacco about 8 or 0 cent. Then came the Tobuooo Trust. Opposition In bldr" eliminated aud price word of commendation for the Equity; ttie only condemnation I. for the ex oesse. to which the night rider. hv gone. Hut there Is an exeue IVr the nlghl rider Their mildest action I. f course. Illegal, but It I. tinderstard able. The law I .low. In every com mutilty In which there I. grest Strug gle for betterment, with consequent de privation nd sacrifice, there re l wy tin whose cupidity prompt, them to tike advantage of ttie situs tloii and reap a personal benefit, even at ttie cisit of aiding the common etie my. These Individual, though trlct ly within their legal rights, re he-e sarllv not is.pular with their neigh bor, and to an extent thce t-lghtir. are excusable when, persuasion falling, n ii'iil I made to coercion. There I the lw of the statute book.; there I also the law of tlie iiiiumuntty In fraction of the one may ! puulstie.1 In the courts; defiance of the other l more difficult of correction. So long a. Hie ulglit riders cotitlm-.. themselves to the raking of tha-oo lusts there was little crltliim When valuable warehouse were t.iirnel there was a general expression of Indigos sll r-nght. m m," "id Nar.k CASTOR IA Tor Infant and CUUltt, Hooi.i.r 1 Tbi Ibi You Han Altmlr h Y ..ml "I i. arete m Mouth Afrl.-. wtiert ttonu. r trMw. i.o..is i.,u uf ir..m!.ue ad blue ftsme. .ietlnie Bring bulldlai. j 81VI ol lle.l to t.!.y N.ut .urn iro.- , outcropping to or tliw "wir nr j tu A- torai f -Ho., m. . Kmk 13 -if-- .rIl K.die "Is th t """ Stisai must forgetful woro.n " tr mildly liwiuir-1 tb pdlt vis itor. mill thai' funning silk u life Ttxlr whe.1 kwp rt, N si 4o t lur ml .y M "te. h ra eever rmeitf IB th ' ltWl. morning where I left mt pip lh nlghl Th b Vii u ht if.,- " IMill.Irttjhls hM ! Ikrml.h tb . fl. tl re.... I - im !'. ull SWUM ' "Wig. went out till, moruing ei ,j - M a(i) tt eff th. Iiw" j I'r kik k. mtnimm -Ve ! mrnuom M "t!" "Every two ailnnte b'd rus I th mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm boue to w.rm up " 'l:d he !" fT the T lie fln.IIy i lesne l ofT tlw little ttl.t !. b.dirt ..rnl imo tt-. b-m- on u,;j( ,I.I. THE ttU ' U U eutu lUCI ftAMtlW I0TEL MOOFi Csrtltti.l W..lfc ba-l f a I ,- Tyf liwlfM i n . . mU MU. ICll lor Ion Of course, by no means all of the glowers nunc Into ttie pool. .Many re filMil and continued to sell to the trust at the bent price obtnlnal.le. Hut. owing to the pisiled and stor.il totmcco making a scarcity In the innrket. the trust was forced to raise Its price from tl to 10'i ceiiis aud IM cents. This was highly tmtlsfaetory to the mm Equity grower. They were loud In their praises of the organ I .at ion which had Increased the price, but they neverllie-b-s preferred to take advantage of the situation without Joining In the strug gle or making any of the sa.-rlflce The Society of Equity kept bard at work and dally added new r.-crulls to Its ranks, so that a much larger pro portion of the prop of 1!H7 was pooled. Tlie annua! crop In the while hurley district is from I.:f,ooo.i lo 1 K. iski.ikki pounds, of the crop of I'.sh; the Equity has now on hiiiid about ".O.ltfiii.OtSl mid of the crop of 1IKI7 lllsillt 1 III.ISKINKI pounds. I'l'llctleiilly all the non-pooled tobacco bus been sold. Within the past few weeks the .-esses must Is di.o.-rrl and pun ished. It Is not dllti, ult to a coo tint for nfw! riding In Its In, Ipl.-u. y And from tb; basis perhaps It Is eiiy I,. tin..-r si .m,l how Irresfiotisible, dare.lexil youtiif ' men, , roinpt. s ,y a love ,f rough ! j lentiire and oerninmtly ,y H.rson.it f.lte, f.H.k n.tviii.lai;.' of .-oit.lill.,iis tw j commit e.--sM,- i.nil oufr.tges Aei-ompuuy lug the night riding td : lias l,is-ii sin-ti nn unfortunate f.-atui" of the tohu.io prislu.f-rs' light agiiUist; the trust there tins hecu Here tlinu on-tragi-.lv, hut the one hl, i ultra, ted the most alt. nil. hi and ircjii.-.t the great.-st Indignation as the killing of Illr.'lUl lledg.sl hi some inelliUr of u miisketl mot). Ilc.lgi was a hard vtorkiiig. Ih.im-si tn it i for whom It luis been a long strug gle to supsirt his numerous fiimlly. II. was a man of dts-ent inornls. was . ..iint e.1 a g.Hsl neighbor and was not known to have had an enemy, I.Ike all farm ers In his part of the Slate, he was a tobacco grower, hut in a small way. In bis Immediate hclghhorhoil there lind Iss-n very little organizing among the funnels ami lie was not an Equity mm. One night be ns visited by a ui,,l, ,.( shout seventy "ve men, culled to lli. door. accused of planting (otnin-o, ,m, In the presence of tils family vtim r, died Willi shot. ATiiiiiiic.riBEriiicriiiiiiini i sV . S STIFF, YES? WCT AND DAMPCAUSl COLO IN TMC JOINTS S1 JACOBS OIL TAKtfl OUT TMC CAIN AT ONCt.RCMOVCSTHC 6Tirr NESS. PREVENTS ITS HETURN, TOO. FINE fOR BRUISES, SPRAINS AND SORENESS. I'rk t$c 4 f oc. a at 5 W sf. (IrifiBioillllly 11 deteitUe Irle. lo guise Ills breiilh with a clove. ills MT W i vrH 1 JW K n-i J" ! - I K-.Vtfhf.Jfi. kJt .Aku.2a m -'u- - ,1 0 i.l ,a; ii i:K.ig f .... m. 'vz sm- -s- 4, 1 mm '" ''; Mil; I -s s t . tmjimm IIEDOES' HOME, WlllCUK A NIUUT HJU1NU TUAUEIA OtXLIlUEH iiun u ia L" i"jbp a-Sf eeicts, roe. tvi.Var 0 4 mm Jk A I Hiysta Afvuvaasa.i m SI ml M w m vrr : v a WOMXN. MISSIS N0 CMItDRtN. 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