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EVOL xxxi HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 1909 No 19 1
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Bh tAle ander Leads the
Insurgents in Cadiz I
Meeting
TALks FROM SHOULDER
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Text Of the Resolutions In
troduced But Were Not
Adopted
l largest crowd ever seen in Ca
diz at a tobacco meeting was in the
r courthouse last Monday afternoon
says the Record
J B Alexander offered the reso
lution over which the meeting wran
gled for two hours
At times the discussion became
heated and many speakers were in
terrupted but all cooled off after it
was over and the Association was
strengthened as a result
The resolution was finally referred
to the county executive board for
final settlement and the meeting
adjourned
Chairman Wash has called the
V county board to meet in Cadiz next
Monday to take action upon the mat
ter
o terFollowing is a copy of the resolu
tion offered by Mr Alexander
Resolved 1st That the Trigg Coun
ty Branch of the Dark Tobacco
Planters Protective Association as
sembled at its regular meeting place
indiz Ky on the 8th of Februa
r 1909 ask the right to sell Trigg
t909 1908 crop of tobacco as a
whole loose provided we can get a
buyer or buyers who will take it
with that understanding
2d That we heartily endorse the
action of the Executive Board in rat
ifying the sales made by other coun
ties believing that in so doing they
have restored confidence in the or
ganization and have greatly relieved
rthe strained condition of the farmers
in those counties
3rd Resolved further That as
evidence of our good faith we will
pledge ourselves to pay the one per
cent or more if necessaay to keep
up the organization and pay the ex
penses of same
4th That no persons tobacco
shall be included in this sale unless
they first sign the threeyear pledge
to the organization
nth That the following five men
names to be selected by the meet
ing be and the same are hereby ap
4 pointed a committee to look for buy
l ers and make such arrangements as
1 they think best for the organization
J
and the people
Mr Alexander after stating that
Chairman Wash denied him a hear
ing set forth his side of the discus
sion in a card in the Record from
which this extract is taken
Next we stamp with our approv
al the acts of and reassure them of
mir faith in the sound judgment
fiwe Executive Board in ratifying
the sales mRde in those countjeshon
estly believing they strengthened
the organization and brought speedy
relief to a condition that was not on
ly growing but had already become
unbearablejand I want to ask if that
condition does not exist in Trigg
county today and if speedy relief is
not necessary to save you and your
neighbor with the merchant who has
furnished you with the necessaries
of life the doctor who visited you in
times of distress and the minister
h 0iio points you to paths of rectitude
from absolute ruin If the answer
to this is not yea YES YES then
k
lets go along in the same old way
1and take up the cross of holding our
tobacco until Robertson and other
more fortunate counties shall have
sold their 1908 crop collected the
money raised the mortgages paid
all their bills and spent their surplus
in riotous living Rut If the answer I
is yes then let us make a change
and makQ it firstlfor with the large
crop grownjin1908 the chances are
CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGfJ
J
MR EWING YIELDS TO
DEMAND FOR THE
LOOSE FLOOR SALES
I Many of the precincts held meet
I ings Thursday afternoon to take the
sense of the members of the associa
tion on the question of loose sales
Gracey Casky Perrys Edwards
Howell and Longview voted for loose
sales Other precincts so far as
heard from voted to stand by the
association
Yesterday morning MrEwing and
other officials met the Longview
Commission in conference at Hotel
Latham and after a session of two
hours came to an agreement which
is herewith given
AGREEMENT
It is understood and agreed that
if the Christian county branch of
the Planters Protective association
can effect a sale of their tobacco at
no lower pjice and grade than that
established by the board of graders
and the published schedule of the
association that they shall have the
privilege of delivering it loose from
the wagon at any receiving house at
any point in said county acceptable
to them and to such buyer
PROVIDED it is stemming re
drying or English types of tobacco
or English types of tobacco or Mc
Donald wrappers or African tobacco
or such other as does not baccoI
competitionor contact with the un
sold tobacco controlled by the asso
ciation in said county and does not
aggregate less than 500000 pounds
to be delivered aj one receiving
house aUQ4i1r vided also that the
members 6f said Christian county
branch shall pay one and three
fourths per cent commission to the
association as covering every item ofI
expense connected with such deliv
ery which includes the usual com
mission for maintaining the associa
tion and the compensation of the I
graderfto act in conjunction with I
the grader of the buyer and an ac I
countant to keep grades weights I
settlements etc etc in systematic I
order II
It is understood that the associa
m
rwho
who have tobacco unsold that nfr
new tobacco of the 1908 crop of the
exact character as that unsold of
the 1907 crop in Christian count r
shall be offered for sale
It is furthermore agreed that as
rapidly asthe old stock is sold and
thus removed from competition or
contact with the new other grades
will be added to the list of those per
mitted to be sold It is of course
tourso
understood that the usual forms of
contracts and methods of settle
ments and delivery employed by the
association shall be adopted it being
the purpose to make every transac
tion in whatever county be made
conform to established rules and
methods of the association
It is understood that the amount f
in agregate Hs the minimum to be
delivered at any one point may b a
delivered in another Co or state
provided all conditions as to Chris
tian county shall have been observed
and complied with
P P Assn of Ky Tenn Va In
corporated By F G Ewing Gen
Mgr
MgrIn
In the conference were the follow
ing gentlemen
For Association Felix G Ewing
IIFor H Fort Geo McElwain W
W Radford
RadfordFor
For Farmers J F Garnett Hol
land Garnett J P Bell A Bell
T J Baynham Ed Steger Frank
Kelly Steve Williams R L Nichols i
eT P Johnson L L Leavell J AB
WordMr
Mr Ewing signed the agreement
at 230 oclock and the Committee
1 hurried out to Longview with it to
I submit it for ratification to a meet
ing there which was done
A general mass meeting will be
I held today to receive the report and
crowd is be here
jn big expected to e
jto take part ir the meeting
The farmers were enthusiastic
over the outcome They say they
IIover everything they asked for
The requirement for 500000
FtO1JR 1 f i
FtO1JR3Qc
3Qc CENTS SACK I
As a special inducement to every fame
ily that have NEVER USED PREFER
ENCE LADDER FLOUR we will today ands
Monday sell one 12 lb sack for 30c I
cash Months ago we predicted flour
would be costing 600 per bbl at the
millthat price has now been passed h
and the end is not in sight h
WTCOOPER CO
s
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SPRING TERM
CIRCUIT COURT
Special Session of One Week
Is
Begins Here On Next
I > Monday
Df
t CIVIL CASES ONLY
Regular Six W ksTerm
Commences Monday
22f
Yesterday was the last day for
filing suits for the spring term of
circuit court There are about 500
cases on the docket Next week
will be the special called session for
the disposition of civil matters and
the regular term will begin Monday
Feb 22 for a session of six weeks
Among the suits filed in the past
pastfew
Joiner against George Smith and
others for 1000 damages Plain
Plaintiffs
tiffs charge the defendants with
unlawfully confederating banding
together and beating and bruising
them with pistols clubs etc The
parties live at Lafayette and the as
sault is alleged to have occurred
when Smith the town marshal and
a posse he summoned attempted to
arrest J C Joiner
SUIT IN EQUITY
A very novel and interesting suit
in equity has been filed in the Chris
tian circuit court by as many as 80
plaintiffs claiming as the heirs of
John Pettus who died in 1849 Thee
eheirs pre prominent people of Keno
tucky Tennessee and many others
The petition is a lengthy one and
will doubtless raise many nice ques
tions of law for the court to settle
It claims that Mr John Pettus was
one of the early settlers of Christian
county owning much land and in
his will now in question he be
queathed one half of his landed es
tate to his widow who afterwards
married Mr Edward F Kelly fath
er of Mr Walter Kelly of this city
and the other half to be sold and the
proceeds to be used in freeing cer i
tain slaves through the efforts of a
colonization society provided said
slaves were willing to go to Africa
and part of the proceeds to go to the
Concord church of the Old School
Presbyterian denomination The
plaintiffs claim in their action that
the Concord church has long since
ceased to exist and that the slaves
were never freed the land never
sold and that said estates descends
to the kin of the testator
The trustees of the First Presbyte
rian church of this city and Walter
Kelly as the executor of his step
mothers will are made defendants
The law firm of Hester Allens
worth of the local bar represent
the many plaintiffs
I
pounds to be sold to one buyer can
be easily complied with as 15 men
who are in the Longview pool have
845000 pounds as follows J F
Garnett Son 100000 J P Bell
90000 T P Johnson 75000 Steve
Williams 75000 R Leavell 75000
J A B Word 90000 Stegar Bros
60000 Austin Bell 80000 R H
Rives 20000 R L Nichols 80000
T J Baynham 55000 P H Aliens I
worth 30000 and H Walden 40000
Mr Garnett says after one buyer
has bought 500000 poundsfrom the
association he can then continue to
buy all that Is offered at the graded
prices the grading to be done by
special graders appointed by the
farmers themselves The commis
sion of If per cent on the sales isl to
pay all charges
chargesOne
One in Six
The latest report shows that 5110
hogsheads of tobacco have seen sold
here and the information is that
1030 still remain unsold of the crop
of 1907 about 17 per cent Third
means that one man out of every I
six ia still waiting I
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