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EARLINGTON, AoPKIN$ COUNT, KY., THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1908. NINETEENTH YEAR. No j EQUITY MEN THREATENED. Threats of Rataliation Adds Seriously io Serious Burley Situation. MEN HIGH IN THE SOCIETY RECIPIENTS OF GRAVE WARNING. Mt. Sterling, Ky., Feb. 20. A Bonsation was caused here today when it became known that many members in the 6ociety of Equity in this, Montgomery cdnnty, had receivejljhreatening letters through the mailB-regarding tbbacco raising. The letters bear the postmark of the local office. 'JLiopy of one of the letters was' secured today by the Asso- ci'iited Press correspondent, which had been sent to J. M. JJigetafT, President of .the Traders' Bank, the wealthiest man in the county and a large land owner. He was formerly on the Equity board of (thiB county. Fowdar and Matches. The letter was written on a 'typewriter and mailed in a white onvelope, and in the envelope with the letter was a brown, en velope as a smaller size, wHich contained powder and matches. The notice read as follows : "Dear sir: This is to notify you if there i any beds or any tobacco destroyed in Montgomery or Bath counties this 1008 you had better look out for your own property." "Tennants." Others Gat Warning. Similar lettora were received by other members of the society and Harve Pmitt and Luoien Bridgeworth nud other tobacco nnd cattle raisers received letters signed in the Eatne way and written on the same kind of paper and evidently on the ,same typewriter, saying: "If we cannot raise tobacco, you can't raise aud cattle." Some of these letters were turned over to the postal author ities. This is the first instance of members of the Sooiety of Equity being threatened. - Women Mill the Sftettest. llarttord, Ky., Herald.) For yeHrs Kentucky has been known to the outside world as. a BtatO famous for its pretty wo men, fast horses, line tobacco and good whiskey. The state is now fast becoming prohibition as to 8Qntiment; the race course, so far as betting is concerned, is being tabooed, while tobacco, while not suiTering in quality or price, seems to be causing muoh trouble. Thank goodness, our women are still the fairest and the swoGtost fn all the world. A Letter .srwn aSukserlier. Herriu, 111., March 2, .08. Editor Bee, Earliugtou, Ky. . Dear Editor find enclosed If. 0. money order for two dollars for two years back subscription. Please continue thepapor as 1 hare bqou a subscriber for uiuo teen years. I could not get along without it. Wishiugjou success I am as ever, W. N. SyKAKKK , Ah Wednesday. Yesterday March -1th was Ash Wednesday 'tho beginuiug of Lent. Easter, tho end of Lent falls on April 10th. Lent is uot a fast of forty days this yenr but of forty-seven-days. Tho observance of Lent will not properly begin until next Sunday although Ash Vedne6 day waa observed yesterday. Jtr. Olraenco Keown ilagman o, chum gang Mtvice is taking much, udd rit. PLANT TOffACGO -AMD GATGHH- Man Who Originated Burley Society Issues an Ugly Warning. FEARLESSLY PUBLISHES THREAT IN HEART OF PLUE GRASS. Lexington Ky., March 1. W. B. Hawkins, the man who origi nated the tobacco growers' move ment five years ago, and was "the first prosidont of tho Burley To bacco association, tomorrow will publish iu a card, a warning "to growers of their probable late if they disobey the ultimatum of tho Equity Society on the crop, of 1006. Tho substance of tho warning in part follows: "When your plant bed is scrap ed or your barn burned, serid to Gov. Willson and he will let you lmve a battalion of soldiers arid a gatling gun to protect your pro perty and maybe save yon from a whipping. There is an old say ing, 4I do not care to buy a law suit.' Do you carp to buy trouble ?n this way by dying in the face of public opinion and also in the face of determined men who be lieve you their worst enemy nnd who will stop at anything to right their supposed- wrongs? The majority Iiub said, 'No crop in 190S.'S What will you do, sow your beds nnd begin u year of torment, for it will be 805 days of h for you, sleepless nightB, alarm at every noise, what are the riders doing now? Are they only, jpcraping planU- bedB, or are they after my barn, or, O! borrows, are they after my back with their damnable switches? "Do not hug to yourself k de lusion juid say, 'it wont comefo mo.'' Hasu't it come to the highest? , "Flee from the wrath to come,' for if you plant tobacco you aro sowing a whirl wind. Mutteriugs and mumblings 'are heard on all sides and the out raged farmers "will not stand per secution always, and I say to you, that in my opinion, trouble will come to you if you plant a crop in 1008." GIRL PAINTS HER FACE Te Resemble Satan And Will Net Come - f Off; Physician Puzzled.- Home-made grease paints, with the indelibility of India ink, refuses to be obliterated, aud Miss Mary Schmidt of Ap. pletou, Wis., is unable to erase a mak in likeuAs of his satauic majeatv which she allixed on Thursday Jauuary 2tt, to appear at a leap year party masquerade. Miss Schmidt appeared at tho masquerade attired in satauic garb, including tiglits of crimson the proverbial hoofs, horns aud elongated tail. Instead of a mask she daubed her faco with this inerasible mixture. Tho physician called iu the case declared he has discovered a puzzle that ho may not bo able to solve. Miss Schmidt is a student of chemistry at Lawrence Universi ty in this city. Her chemistry work luught her iiow to make paints, but she failed to look ahead to the eradication oi the chemicals. At N. . Church Stk. The subject or the morning ser mon next Sunday at the M. E, church South will b "The Bible" hnvluir tpeolal reference to the importance of Bible study. The aubjeot for the evening swrinon will tw "The Bcl dter," You are aecordially invited to attend Mli iervk. SENATOR BRADLEY ON OFFICEHOLDERS, Shows how Federal Officeholders Have Always Brought Defeat. ASKS PEOPLE TO BREAK YOKE OF OFFICIAL GONTROL TVankfort, Ky., March 2. Senator-elect William O. Brad ley tonight announced himself, for Fairbanks for President at the same time speaking favor ably of both Common and Hughes Mr. Bradley sneaks in highest term- of Judge Taft and says lie would "make- a great Presi dent," but does, not believe he would be the strongest candi date. He said some things about the Federal office holders which is quoted-: N "The Federal office holders in Kentucky have never failed when controlling the party in the State to accomplish a Demo cratic success. In 1887, when there were no Republican Federal office holders in the State, the Republicanslreduced a Dora ocratic majority of more than 45,000 in the previous guberna torial contest to less than 17,000. "In 1895. when there were no Republican Federal office hold ers iu Kentucky, theRepubli cans carried, the State bySi plu rality of nealy 9,000. "In 1890, when there were no Republican Federal office holders in the State. Kentucky gave its electoral voters, with one ex continn. for William McKln -. w..t. .i.-SiiiMSfr.- .-...... ..-. jujir w vnrotguvoi "Now' mark tho difference. When Bailey was nominated for Olerk of the Court of Appeals 111 1097 through the. machination of the Republican office holders in the State, the Republican's were defeated by 18,000 and a Demo cratic Legislature elected, which passed the infamous Goebel elec tion law. "In 1900, notwithstanding tho magnificent record of Mclunley aud Roosevelt and the splendid personality of Mr. Yerkes under tho active leadership of Republi can Federal office holders, Ken tucky was again carried by tho Democrats. In 1903 tho Feder al Republicen office holders booted and spurred, ran over Willson and Pratt, nomiuatiug Belknap for Governor, who, not withstanding his high character, was beaten by tho enormous ma jority of 20,000, aud only a hand ful of members were elected to the General Assembly.- Points to 1907. 'In 1907, the Federal office holders lost control, and the old line Republicans nominated a ticket that won by nearly 20,000 majority. Now the Republican office holders of the State, with few exceptions, are banded, or ganized and earnestly laboring to carry the State for Mr. Taft. "Should they, succeed they will lead tho party to another defeat. I sincerely hopo that the repub licans of Kentucky will rebuke the self-constituted pasters and see to it that the boys in the trenches and the people who constitute tho brain aud sinew of the party go to the vari ous county convontious, assert their 'independence and forever break tho1 yoke, of official con. trol. Mr. Will Rico who has been connected with tho L. ifc N, for some time has resigned and ac cepted employment with the Cumberland Telephone Co., as lineman.. Subscribe for TmkBmk. BOBBERY OF POSTOFFICE. Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars Worth of Stamps Stolen at Dawson Springs, fAULT DOORS BLOWN WITHOUT CAUSING ALARM. Sometime between darkness iid daylight Monday night urglars blow the vaultdoors in he Dawson Springs postoffice and appropriated nil the stamps postmaster Scott, bad on hand. In fact there was only one stamp left and that was only a "one ent.' No money was secured s. the-robbers did not molest tho mall safe inside the vault where tho cash was kept. The post muster only had ah out $15.00 in dash in the safe, however, and she job would not have paid the neves much for their trouble. 0 one heard the explosion and it is not known, of course, at wnas uour it oucureu. js lar ; can be learned there was no cjow left. lORTON'S GAP TO HAVE SCHOOL raded School For Nine Months and Suitable Building is Considered. -4 A rnMMITTFF VKIT5 FAB! INfiTHN ISCHOOLAND IS HIGHLY PLEASED. -I ' . " rltfnrtnnR Oan is HvHiiin"' un on tffsohoorpropositiou and on Tuesday a committee of citizens, which had been authorized by a mass meetinc of citizens of that place, came to Earlington to look at our school property with a yievv'of getting a line on plans for their own building which they hope to erect later." The visiting committee was compos ed of Messrs. W. B. Kington, F. B. Harris, Ben T. Robinson. U. B. McGraw and G. E. Henry. One of these gentlemen is now a patron of the Earlington Graded school aud already entertained a high opinion of the school. The committee called on Mr. Jno. B. Atkinsou, president of the St. Bernard Mining Co., who has been the chief patron of the schools of Earlington for many years, and discussed their expec tations with him. They then visited the Graded School build- mgjiindor the guidance of Mr.Dan M. Evans who for some years has been a member of the Earlington School Board, aud inspected the building from boiler room to roof. They talked with the principal, Mr. R.-Y. Maxey, and his assis tants and expressed themselves as very highly' pleased with1 tho faculty and thoir work as well as with the spleudid 41 u d thoroughly modern physical con dition 'and equipment of the building. Tho committee also visited hq Wv publio school building being completed for the Earlington colored children on McEueu avenue. Tho people of Mortou8 Gap are genuinely aliye to their need of better school facilities aud a louger session. Thov exnect to have a new building and a graded school for nino mouths in tho your. Waverly McOarley, of Morgau- tteld d, who tormeny . maue hub home, wjU work as telopraph his 0 iperat or on tne ueHaersorouivis- ion Marvin Mitchell, Martin i(Hn nnd Robert toaru have applied for positions asoperatmJ aud hope 6uon to ue manipumi ig the xty DISTINGUISHED , CONGRATULATIONS. Senator-elect Bradley Gets frorn President Roosevelt and Justice Harlgn. BIG KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN SHOWS HIS PLEASURE. Senator-elect Bradley's pmile broadened tonight, when ho was handed a letter written on the familiar White House station try, and bearing the congratula tions of President Roosevelt. Aftar perusing the most felicit- ions communication, ho read it to some friends here, one of whom remarked smilingly: "Even Teddy's getting on the band wagon." Tho letter) was as follows : v "My Dear Mr. Bradlfty. "I must add just a line to the list of congratulations that vou are receiving. My pleasure was as great as my surprise when the good news came, I trust I may see you not so Very long hence, in Washington. With regards, believe me, sincerely yours, "Theodore Roosevelt.", Another message of congratu lation received by the new Sen ator tonight gave him the great est pleasure. It was from Asso ciate Justice Johu M. Harlan,' of the Supreme Court, his life long f riench It read as follows : "Dear Governor As you know, lam notjun politics. In deed haVjdfa'p'6 .attended a politi cal meetingo'hfearJM'political JltiMl'tfnce I cameAQjM.1ftb.cb buCTmay, with propriety, con gratulate you, as I do most heartily, on your election to the Senate. It is a great result for 'the State aud for the country. Six years in tho Senate will prove to bo most agreeable to you in every way. Kentucky is now on her way back to her old position in the family of the States. . Truly yours, "John M. Hainan." How to Raise Boys. "Thar aint much ofji problem in raisin' boys ef you'll have a little common-sense about it," said Mr. Billy Sanders. Dou't Let'em run wild like pigs in the woods, an' don't keep the lines too tight, an' when thingsJ go wrong dou't be nfear'd of usin' a raw-hide. But dou't fergit that the mammies an' dadies of the land are twice responsible when one of the'r boys goes wrong. Ef the legislatur' wauts to do a good work, an' make better citizens out'n tho risin' genera tion, let it put a heavy penalty on the dear pareuts of tho boys that go wrong." Joel Ohaudler Harris, in Ltucle Remus's Mag azine. SHALL SQUAD Of Mountain Soldiers Arrive in Hop town Last Saturday. A s;uad of fourteen soldiers from the Middlesboro company reached Hopkinsville early Sat urday morning, The first inti mation that any one had of their coming was wheu they detrained at L. & N. depot and marched dotfu tho street to the barracks of their comrades who have been here for several days. Nothing could be learned of their orders or what disposition would bo made of them. A despatch from Middlesboro says that thero are now sixty me'mbew of that company op duty in Western Kentucky. Tho whereabouts of the most of them is a rayiUry. EXGITMENT AT PR1NCETQM, Twenty Odd Men Summoned!! afc Princeton to Appear Before the Federal Court. WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH TOBACCO OUTAGES. Princeton, Ky., Mnrcb 4. (Special) Great excitement- is evidpbt here among the memfeess of the tobacco associations and their friends over the fact th&ia United States Marshal, who. fews been quietly at work in 8ep?Ms summons upon some twenty o4SL men believed to have beao iao- plicated in some of the otfltaatnis committed in this section of &&& dark tobacco field.. The rtactllwr of men summoned up to thq th& is said to be twenty-threr aa of the men wanted is repovteclta have died, and some six stawti are wanted. Several are atova today to arrange their bo&Js fear apperdnce at the next tataa 0 Federal, Court. The Marshal had wome- (JiffiJcaS ty in getting-gome one to gEoie him to the homes of the m- && wanted and a- guide was: 8v procured by subterfuge. Bfefiid not know why the men he g5cl ed wanted to visit these fcEtas Many people in. this section w!h are in no way connected with the tobacco growiug ioctasdrj are members of the- tobatsst association. MORE SOLDIERS-ON DUTY AT H0PKIMS.1IL23E. Miitiary Movements Kept SecasSt am People are juesing.ah Number. Hopkinsville, Ky. Febi2JX A sq,uad of fourteeu soMbsis from the Middlesboro company reached Hopkinsville earhy i&is morning. The first intima-Jana that any one had of their- coming; was when they detrained! a&3L. & N. depot and marched) dewm the street to the barraois of their comrades- who have &&& here for several days. NJotkiag: could be learned of their ostEass or what disposition wouHH fee made of them. A despatch from Middlesbac says that there are uowsiiiy members of that company 939 duty in Western Kentucky- Use whereabouts of the most of tbeaa is a mystery. Mrs. Sallle Buckley DeadL The death of Mrs. Sallie iSoek ley occurred Monday night ak bar home in this city after a iwM iug illness of months off & dreaded desease, consutopiw) She was a good christian was aud had lived a long life 0$ vot f filness. She was, as long as lr health would admit, an aftfei-re. member of the Ohriftian etnerch and a highly respected wtaeaia. She was an aunt of WilE Mo- Leod, of this place, aud Edl Mac Leod, of Madisonville. 3&e funeral services were held! at 1 :30 o'clock at the family resi dence conducted by Itev. EJdrstl of the Christian church, lite burial was at Grapo Vino ceme tery. formal Opening of Elks Home. Several hundred iuvitstfiWs have been sent by tho elks at Madisonville to members of that order all over the State, to attowl tho grand opening of the Elk's pew home thero on March Otb. A line program has booi ar ranged which iv ill be reudud at 8 :15 p.m. The opening: ad dross will bo given by Hob. KX liott Baker. Hon. Ituby LaiFwm will givo an address SubjjueiK "Elkdora." After therendexwiit of the programme a dauce mS be given- w, , .