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Tuesday AND AND Friday Afternoon fridoij Afternoon TRADE WHERE YOU LIVE OR LIVE WHS'-"' . M TRADE, TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR EARUNGTON. HOPKINS C0UN7Y. KY., "VES 1. AVCVST ISlG No. 68 TOBACCO Will Immediately Affect the Farmers of This Dis trict FORCIBLE LETTER FROM HON. W. T. FOWLER Bon. W. T. Fowler, (he Republi can candidate for Congress from this District, is the author of the follow ing forcible letter dealing with the em bargo placed on tobacco by England: To the Tobacco Growers of the Dark Tobacco District: The now ' infamous "Order In Council" which made the Dark To b:cco District near bankrupt last year has been re enacted. The effect of this Order is to put an embargo on all shipments of dark tobacco to Germany or Austria after August 31 This will include what is termed Scandinavian Europe, Denmark, Hol land, Belgium and Switzerland also Sweden and Norway. These coun -tries under normal conditions purch ase at least 100,000,000 pounds of our dark tobacco. Scandinavian Eu rope takes her requirements largely through Bremen. Germany produc es a large portion of her consump tion. So does Austria and Hun irarv. For two years, or since the war bejan, this production has bfen greatly curtailed. Their stocks of to bacco are exhausted. Germany and Austria, therefore, on a free, open market would take one third of our large crop of tobacco at a high figure. England has a low, selfish purpose in cutting off shipments of tobacco to Germany and Austria. Tobacco is not an article of contraband, be cause it is not a food or war neces sity. Every dollar that Germany or Austria puts into tobacco lowers her financial efficiency just this much. England is furnishing the finances for Italy and France. Italy and France's production of tobacco is practically cut off on account of belligerent con ditions According to a government Teport France will need and require out of this crop double her usual purchase. Italy for her own con sumption and for the need of the Re gie governments will require a large increase over her average purchase England is underwriting the finances of both countries. If market in the "Black Patch" is allowed to open with the active, aggressive competi tion which the German and Aus trian buyers will afford, England with its acute financial eye sees that the French-Italian purchase will cost from forty to sixty millions more money than if competition is throt tied. Thblack lis? on tobacco, therefore, is not a war measure. It's a shrewd financial policy, con ceived by a cold, calculating finan cier. It is purely English in all its characteristics. The plan in all its features is premeditated to take sixty millions out of the pockets of the dark tobacco growers and put it in the British coffers; and to hide the infamy of this damnable burglary by proclaiming it to be a war measure. The Government at Washington can give relief. Shall the tobacco grower be exploited and his sweat money taken away - under the very eyes of Congress without a protest or a demand to "stop thief?" Shall Kentucky and Tennessee farmers be thus victimised and required to bear the burdens of a European War? The recent Merchant Black List promulgated by the English Gov ernment has been .modified, jo that same is no loiwr objectionable This was the result ot a vigorous protest from Washington', and a threat of retaliatory measures. The embargo on tobacco shipments tokl. II. Windsor lu the Saptem- Oermany and Austria can be re moved "in the same way. If our Government will only say to Eng land that this embargo must be lifted or the Government of the United States will be forced to prohibit all or certain grain shipments on and atter August 3lst, then no one doubts the result. If Washington wavers or vacillates, the embargo will remain until the war ends. In the condiion that confronts us the Federal Government is the only power that can step between ana di vert a financial disaster. Delega tions of strong men fiom Mayfield, PadUcah, Murray, Ilopkinsville, Clarksville, Springfield, Guthrie Elkton llussclville, Madisonville and Henderson are leaving today for Washington for a conference with Senators and Representatives on Monday. Delegates are being sent from Virginia and North Carolina. Nothing will be left undone or lun- said to emphasise the importance of the situation. We believe that Con gress and the President will take action, and that relief will come in this way. If Congress stops to de bate and adjournment should find the embargo intact, the only alter native remaining to the' tobacco grower, as occurs tojme now, is for the growers themselves to adopt re taliatory measures 'by refusing to sell England or her allies a pound of tobacco until she lift the embargo. If I can find time I shall ,, report from Washington the results of the conference. Yours for success, W. Tt FOWLER. r INDEPENDENCE OF AMERICA Two years have passed Bince oar regular supply of hundreds of articles which had flowed in an unbroken stream from Europe was stopped. In a few particu lars we have produced us good, or nearly as good, au article as wo formerly imported. But wo are short on oountleps things, some of which are very essential. Many dyes are not to be had fcjr a king'd ransom, and linens and fine leather and a thousand other articl !P, to tho origin of .which we never cave n thought, ar daily growing scarcer or the sup ply is entirely exhausted. We have edgod iu ou n few thinzp, but have wo come op ti tho re quirements of our uusupplied needs to uuv considerable extent, as so many confidently boasted wo would? That we can supply ourselves with pretty much all the necessaries previously im ported, is 'lpubtlesfl true. That we have uot,n'ud are not, is Urge iv duo to labor conditions which, lu the absence of a' i table pn totive tariffs, deter our ninn ufacturers from investing the large sums required to orect plants, with tho cntit nc danger that the war may end fuddenlv, imports be resumed, und accum ulated stocks on the other side be dumped in large quantities at reduced prices. TnIco the case of tho dyes for example: A German manufacturer cuti com mand the services of a highly efficient and experienced chemist one who has perhaps taught chemistry for years in a teohni 0 1 school, at a salary of $8,000 a vear, Here the manufacturer, for that sum, could sourceh seenrea seooud-yearoollaita etud aut with a snmUenug of theory and uo practical experience whatever. If we r' to do tbe 1 1) int s for ours-Ives we will be oblUod to restoro fouje proteot lug tariffs, whatever nuv be our position ou protection aud free trade hb a general proposiboii.- ber Popular Machnnicrj Migaziue. 1 TnOSLMM HAVE-GET Vvtfyt J 4 EESoMEfi ", l IS LUCKY-HE'S ) . , 7 GOT AWMouG d SPORTING. GOODS ,1 Vp 2S SPLENDID OFFER Including Sixteen Beautiful Portraits of Motion Picture Stars HERE IS YOUR1 1CHAHCE-70-GET The Semi-Weekly Bee 1 year $1.00 Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer 1 year 75 cents. Household Journal (Monthly) 1 year 25 cents. Woman's World (Monthly) 1 year 35 cents. Up-td-Date Farming (Semi Mo.) 1 year CO cents. All five publications each one year and the Sixteen Motion Picture Stars only $1,50 Good bargains come and go-ithis is one of the best this season. We do not know how long it will last, but the Opportunity is Given You Today so it is best to subscribe or re new your subscription for the Bee and permit us to order the others for you. The Cincinnati Enquirer is well known throughout this locality; Household Journal is a bright little magazine devoted to home and (low ers; Up-to Date Farming is a i-'emi-monthly farm magazine with a mis sion. If you are interested in mark et reports, and how to market your crops you need this journal. Wo min's World is known everywhere as one of the best woman's maga zines published. The Movie Pictures If you are a lover of the sUnt drama you will hail with delight the opportunity of securing portraits of the sixteen most famous moving pic hire actresses in America. Uemem ber Uiese magnificent pictures are not ordinary photographs but genuine Rotogravure Art Subjects; 8xtl in. In size, handsome enough to be fram ed and adorn the walls of the most artistic home. Take advantage today and also do us the favor of letting your friends know of this offer. Call or mail all qrders to Th? Barl ington Bee, Earlington, Ky. Foolish 'Gator, "While one of our lending ltoliereien was ludulglug lu a nap on the banks ot Jim river" says the Wlnitett Cour ier, "a hungry alligator crawled up and swallmyod his boots. Ono of the boot legs had u pint of corn liquor In It, and as an alligator was subsequently dis covered trying to cllrob a tree, It Is thought to have been tire-same one that swallowed tho boot with the liquor In It,"Atlanta Constitution. ST. BERNARD COAL SAVES HENDERSON $2,871.07 in the Course of One Year Mr. It. A. Powell, of llender- -on, hs the follow.iu to suv of the ecououiv of ui-iiii.' coal for thu cjtHr pt Et n )-r!in furnished by lite S .- IWiiHrd Muting Cn. The ro il bill a' r,'u city power house with S Bernard coal for the year ending August, 1910, m $0,022, while tl- uaA bill for the year eudiuz 1015 with a different coA v..s 893.07 Tho best toi at the light plant sliO'VH that it :alt s un av prase of 1 89 pounds rf the St Ber nard cdul to ni.tko one kilowatt, v WjI it take- 0.80 pounds of oth er il ro do tho Rutun work. Biijh the Sr. Barnard and other not! waa'toite(l under the same conditions and with the usw bniler. j AN APPEAL TO THE SOUTHERN PEOPLE An Hppetl in btmg made iirii:h imIuuhis of p-iprrs of the Sum in bfhult' of S 'll'di in 011- iuii ut, whioli l" being erected 11 SU loh butfiotirht 111 honor of 1 lie Omifciiorattt 'fiend. The iiuiniBiit is Ileum inde b Mr. Uibbtrd iu tun studio in Oh 10x1:0 ui'l when finished ill oot $50.- 000, $11,000 of whioltjs yet to ii collected by October 1, i . -irdr that the unvi-ilinu tiny role- pi o in mid Ociober. 'We alc especially sons of the vete- M118 and ill otlinrx inrerest)d lu tho ''lost ouse," to astist us bv contrii'U1 niif Hg much as $1.00 eanli. Te Uuitod Daughters of the Oonfo larxcy Invo collected all fun is up to this date and this 14 the first, appeal made to the pubbc. Seral innnument8 havo been reeled at Slnlidi in behalf of t ir N-irflieru nollinrs, this being 1 ie first fur the Confadarate ' 1 diers. ImUHureyQU all dt- r.- . ptrr 111 tin beautiful trtb r.' of lo"' lu our f itheri and if .iifituui "ii' ih'ni the com - iin 1 1 1 1 rmn tlu.-e fund, y.Kii call, ui.mu whioh re le r'v pn'Hci i'-d, in iv be sent . M -. lt'v W. M K'iioi y, i' . .-urer titnlob. M moment ' "utnirtee U- D, C, I'ddurah, Ky. FIRST SCHOOL TEACHER'S CERTIFI CATE OF RECORD Miss Mollie Weather ly, Now Mrs T. W. Gardiner, Got in 1879 Prof. L. E. Ray, superintend ent, of County Schools, has re cently been making permameut record of all. dates found in the old books and papers un earthed in his office, pertaining 10 county school teacher's certifi cates issued to them and tho grades mado in examinations in each subject. All this is now recorded in books arrauged es pecially for the future. An int eresting item of this record is he first teacher's certificate of vhich the office gives any hist- 5 ry. it was issued August 0;u, 1879, to Mies Mollie Weatherly, ALidisonville, Ky., a first class certificate good for four years and the general average given to her on examinations was the un beaten figure of 100. Miss Weatherly is now and has been for some years Mrs. T. W. Gard iner, wife of Dr. T. W. Gardiner, wkilled physician with years of practice in Madisonville and Hopkins county, superintendent of tho Western Kentucky Asy lum for two seperateJ terms and later a leading member of the State Board of Oontrol. GEM IRONING' -' SHOE FREE With Every Yearly Subscrip tion to The Earling ton Bee While they last we will give every subscribe! new or old who pays $1.00 Gem Ironing Shoe free. These shoes make ironin? easy. Fits any ron. Nickle plated, heats instantly, made of best rolled steel plate very thin. No dirty streaks, no scorched clothes and never rusts, saves time, labor and buying new irons. See them at the Bee office. Remember you .get this Gem Ironing Shoe by paying your subscription. When This Girl Proposed. She Said "And 1 have tried to make it clear to you in every way I knew. I've asked you "to this" honse, times without number, I've played tennis with you, and walked and talked with you, and ridden your rounds with you iu your bumpy old milk wagon', I've. pimply thrown myself at your head, day after day. But vou you wouldn't understand. You wouldn't look at me. Nor liBten. You mooned about, and moped your ridiculous heart out. Because yon thought I was such a blind, silly fool, I couldn't look past your poverty and your ill- luck, aud see how splendid yon really are. Because you thought I was suolr a stuck-up simpleton I'd not waut to marry you, be cause you were a milkman. When I'd chase the cows for you if you wanted mo to." Siptera- ber Woman's Home Oompauion. Make Home Attractive. Tliero Is no panucou that will cure the yearning for city life evidenced by tho country boys and girls of today, but there are certain conditions which, If established, will add materially to tho attractiveness of life iu tho coun try, and should therefore prevent them from flocking to tho cities merely to avoid Ufa oa the farm. BEE'S MAMMOTH CAVE PARTY" Left Saturday Morning on 51 for River Trip WILL RETURN TOMORROW MIGHT Tho Bee's Green River Mam moth Oavo Party left last Satnr day morniug on 52 for Evans ville in their special coach. About 80 wero in tho party leaving here. Those were joined by several mora at Evansvilti and other points making a total in the party of about 50. This is one of the nicest trips the Bee has ever giyon, and is a fitting ending to the red-hot sizzling contests closed last Wednesday night. The party will arrive to morrow night from. Evansyille on 93 "Print Paper Prices The Federal Trade Commis sion is meeting with a good deal of difficulty in investigating the advanced prices and shortage of uews print paper. A statement issued by the Commission says that some publishers hesitate answering the Commission's in quiries, fearing that their sup plies may be cut off. The Agn cultnral Department says that investigations made by the For est Service indicate that is plenty of raw material from which to. manufacture paper. The devel opment of new paper mills has been held back by the uncertain ty regarding markets, since it is thought that with the close of tho war manufacturers of annua nitiou will withdraw aa purchas ers of many products now used by them, Consequently new paper manufacturers are not keen to rnn the risk of decreased demands. Is Your Son a Pampered Fledgling? There is a story In the September American Magazine la whleb one character says to another: " 'I can tell you what you could have done, more easily,' the Bird. House Man replied. 'You brought blm up a pamperod fledRllntr. Yon condoned his weaknestes and yotr put no iron Into him. You never trained his will. A terrific attack: ot repentance, a Salvation Army conversion, is what be really needl The liquor has got to be boiled out. . of him somehow, by a doctor who knows about such matters. Ho needs work, too, real physical Work, ttnd the right companions. Perhaps ou a ranoli out West, or au Arctic; expedition' " An Easy Mark. Lcsslng, the celebrated German poet. wnsremarkable for a frequent ab senco of mind. Having missed money, nt different times, without being abla to discover who took It, ho determined, to put tho honesty of his servants ta tho test and left a hundful of gold oar tho table. "Of course, you countcjl itl" said one of his friends. "Counted It H said Lesslng, rather embarrassed ; "no, I forgot that." Where It Costs. "The avcrago salary In our railroad shops and storos," says a young man, "Is $15 a week. Our boys soy It costs $3 of that to keep company with a glrU Tbo movloe, the lake, the Jitneys, boat hire, an occasional show It eats up. tho dimes. And the boye say It must bo dono what wejieed In this town Is a get-together club with the cost of courting cut down." Woman's Homo Companion. Suro to Have Good Sale. Sometimes we're going to Invent a life that will always bo mornings and about two hours before It's Uine to get Bp.