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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ut t TOBACCO SUPPLEMENT TO THE MT STERLING ADVOCA t = J Joe POOL IN WHICHTENS OF THOUSA jj- ii 1 TOBACCO GROWERS WILL I 1 r4 THE BURLEY TOBACCO SOCIETY CONTRACT v f r I Following Is a true copy of the contract of the Burley Tobacco Society for the 1909 crop and nave for 1blank lines for the name of county date and signatures Is a facsmlle1 contract made this day witnesseth That In consideration of the benefits to be derived herefrom by the parties hereto and that this con tract Is made by the undersigned and accepted by the hereinafter named Board of Control and Tobacco Society as a mutual contract with other contracts of like Import taken and to be taken and entered into by and with many other growers of tobacco which are of mutual benefit to all the undersigned growers of tobacco owning acres of Burley Tobacco of the 1909 crop grown on the farm In possession- of tho undersigned In County adjoining land of hereby constitute and appoint theCounty Board of Control and Burley Tobacco Society corpora Lions under the laws of Kentucky as solo agents for the purpose of receiving commingling handling ware housing Inspecting Insuring grading financing and selling all of the said tobacco In such manner and on such terms as said Burley Tobacco Society may prescribe pursuant td Its charter arid ByLaws and for such purpose hereby transfer and assign to and invest in said agents the tlllle and right of possession to said tobacco pursuant to their Charters and ByLaws and agree to deliver tho same on demand at such point In cald County as said Society may designate provided said tobacco shall not be sold below tho general price fixed by said Society on like grades of tobacco t This pledge shall also Include all tobacco grown or owned by undersigned of said years crop that ff xRmay not bo specified above The undersigned by reason of this contract becomes and is entitled to all tho privileges as a member of said Tobacco Society j The undersigned further subscribe for shares of tho capital stock to the amount equal to 10 per cent 1ot the gross sales of the tobacco hereby pledged In the Burley Tobacco Company to bo incorporated and authorize tho Burley Tcbacco Society to pay for said stock out of the proceeds of said tobacco when sold Upon our failure to fully comply with tho terms and conditions of this contract we hereby agree to pay to said Society as liquidated damages twenty per cent 20 per cent of tho valuo of said tobacco for tho benefit of the membero of said coclcty The Board of Directors of the Burley Tobacco Society are authorized to dissolve the pool as to this years crop if In their opinion a sufficient quantltly of tobacco has not been pledged provided such dissolution Is declared on or before October i 1909 and this pledge shall bo deposited for safe keeping in a bank In this County selected for that purpose by said County Board of Control and the Executive Board of tho Burley To a tbacco Society to await and subject to the final action of said Directors of Burley Tobacco Society The Solicitor has no authority to change the terms of this contract Plans Policy and Pledge Explained- In an Address to the Burley Growers Advantages of Commingling and the Formation of a Company to Handle Finance and Insure the Crops Set Out and Features Outlined J The following address to the grow ers of white burley tobacco has been Issued 4 y tho district board of the Burley Tobacco SocietyIHeadquarters Burley Tobacco So clety Winchester KyTo tho Grow j era of White Burley TobaccoInas much as many Inquiries have been made ot the District Board as to the f meaning and scope of the 1909 pledge end tho general plan and purpose of board with reference to tho 1909 pool tho board takes this means of explain ing the pledge and outlining the future purposes of the hoard so that those who might not be reached In any other a + mation way can thus receive accurajo Infor 1 Objects of First Importance I Tho two main objects to be ac eompisncd wereto have a pledge that would be binding and one that would securo tho economical uniform nnd efficient handling and financing cf 0e won end tho hoard feels that I in ihs lledge both of these objects will ba best served 4 Tbo features of the pledge which wet 1desiro to emphasize are as fonows- Advantige of Commingling First That each county shall com J 907pools tsomeecounties owereGcorn j mingled and some were not Exper ience has convinced tho board that the plan ot commingling Is the best that I the grower Is benefitted by comming 3 ding because very few Individuals have crops large enough to be assorted by the hogshead Into tho various grades I Ho that the full value of each grade be obtained In commingled bf tobacco can counties tobacco brought 1- perii tpI hundred more becausa tho were properlY classified and gradesII Value of each grado was oi Buyer Will Pay For Better Values i Tho buyers wero thus better satis lied on account of Its exact grading i The commingled counties had a much i j t pmaller percentage of funked tobacco than tho other counties Commingling simplifies the storing and delivery of tho tobacco and prevents dumping and consequent lawsuits and It removes the temptation to nest the tobaccor or handle It improperly because It Is handled by a disinterested party who i la responsible to the board of control Mutual Guaranty of Good Faith Second Tho 20 per cent penalty tftxed IIP this pledge was to prevent dumping and to determine before hand tho matter of damages These con tracts are mutual contracts by the dif ferent growers with each other acting through tho agency of the Society and this Is n guaranty on tho part of each Y man to his neighbor that ho will abide I by the terms of his contract and to secure a fixed amount of damage t which will accrue to the benefit of his Ineighbor In case ho breaks his con 91tract Delivery Is Facilitated Third It Is necessary in carrying 1 on the business of tho Society that the t time and place for the delivery of this tobacco should be fixed by tho board ot control acting for the Society and I this will tacllltate tho handling ot the t crop and will prevent the removal of tho tobacco in violation of contract This board experienced a great deal of difficulty and inconvenience In securing deliveries of tho 1906 and 1907 crops because no such condition was in tho pledge and if the responsibility of selling tho tobacco Is imposed on the Society It should bo in a position to require its delivery when necessary Price Will be Fixed by Facto Fourth This pledge contains no arbitrary fixed price at which tho to bacco shall be sold This was omitted because It is impossible before the crop Is produced to know what price should bo secured If the price were fixed now It would bo only a guess I but after the extent of the crop Isoj + r known a price car bo fixed that will f tI bo based on facts The arbitrary prlco ir wasrl1 I pcrop If an arbitrary price were fixed iu the pledge It would furnish infor 11ftII- r ft t t tt r C l p jT i matlon to tho dumpers and buyers to enablo them to sell their tobacco at prices that would create dissatisfaction to tho pooler j j Ao to Omission of PercentageII Fifth No this pledgo at which tho pool shall become final Thin clauao which was In the former pledges was omitted because the board wero not sufficiently Informed as to tbo extent of this years crop of burley tobacco to Intelligently t fix n percentage An unusually largo crop is planted Many counties a shortage on account of reportI thejgreaterj should be = The tobacco otitsideot ml pool will furnish tho ammunition to the trust If tho crop is small tho factories will need It all if It is largo they may run on with a reasonable j percentage for a tlmo sufficient to i break down tho pool I October Will Bring Verdict The board will between now nnd the first day of October have tlmo to investigate and will secure informa tion an to tbo extent of the burley tobacco produced outside of this district At the tlmo the pledge was adopted j they had no such Information except by rumor They will also have exact and accurate information as to all th tobacco unpooled In this district I When this information is collected they will know what percentage to fix but this board will declare the pool off by October 1 unless tlrcy are perfectly satisfied that they have enough tobacco pooled to Insure success Will Finance Own Tobacco Sixth This pledge requires 10 per cent of the proceeds of the sale to be taken by tho grower In stock In the Burley Tobacco Company to be or ganized this will be a corporation in which every grower has stock equal to 10 per cent of the proceeds of his sales This will make a strong finan cial company that will be able to take care of the handling storing Insur lag Inspecting and financing of the 1909 crop- Heretofo tho Society has not been able to protect the grower In the mat ter of Insurance financing or caring for the crop pledged to it as tho So ciety has no capital stock or financial standingInsurance In His Own Hands Insurance has been left to regular insurance companies that were in a position to cancel their insurance at any time and destroy the value of the warehouse receipts on tho grow ers tobacco and break up the pool Tho board does not consider It safe to leave such an important matter in tho hands of strangers who may be In fluenced by the enemy Tho financing of tho crop is even more essential In 1906 and 1907 In some counties the pool was almost broken up and badly crippled by reason of the Inability of the counties to take care of the financing and tho crop In ono county was entirely lost to tho pool on this account Uniformity a Necessity- A uniform system of handling the crop Is found to be absolutely essential Many counties havo bpon unable to counties were keptoutrof tho and pool some on this account that otherwise would havo pooled their tobacco Thero was no uniformity whatever in tho handling of the 1906 and 1907 crops Company Means Great Saving All of these objects can be accomplished by tho formation of this company with capital and strong finan cial standing and the growers can be saved many hundreds of thousands of dollars by this ten per cent clause The certificates of stock which each grower holds in this company will have a money valuo with any bank Which will assist him also IA securing funds to enable him to carry on his business This stock will also pay good dividends to tho stockholders And this board recommends this stock should be nontransferable unless a two thirds vote in that county advises otherwise J This explanation covers the main features of this pledge Policy of the Board rt Is the Intention of the board on or before the first day of October after it has ascertained all the facts that can bo obtained as to tho extent of this years crop and after the pledges have been turned in not to declare the pool a go on a bare majority of tho board but to take a voto by counties according to the amount therein declaredlorttained In favor of making tho pool finalWarehouse Receipts Collaterall As to financing tho board proposes secure the necessary fund through tto cooperation of tho Burley Tobac Company which will havo capital and financial standing and will by Its endorsement make the con tracts good This tobacco company wjll also when necessary endorse the growers wrrehotrsa receipts so nato give them value and lend its credit to these warehouse receipts in any bank Tho members of this board have been assured by bankers in high standing In this district that these receipts en jdorsed by tho tobacco company would bo accetpable as good collateral Homo Rule Safeguarded It Is the purpose of the board In the organization of this Burley Tobacco Company to make provision for the warehousing and storing of the pooled tobacco In every county where tobacco Is pooled It will be the policy of tho members of this board and they will recommend to their successors that the money duo to each county from the proceeds of any sale of Its tobacco shall be forwarded at onto to that county for deposit and distribution through the banks of that county New Board Will Fix Policy To our successors In the district board elected by tho pool members next September who will enter upon their duties at the regular meeting in October will bo left tho carrying out of those policies and such other plnn and policies as tho members may deem best to recommend and wo only give this outline as a result of our past experience for a guide to those who may como after and as an assur ance on tho part of those who may bo reelected as to their future policy DISTRICT BOARD OF THE BURLEY TOBACCO SOCIETY o PLEDGE CORRECTS BESETTING EVILS Contract for This Year Is Based on Experience of Three Years In 1906 and 1907 a campaign was made to educate tobacco growers to pool their crops for better prices It took much teaching and pcrdiiaslon but they pooled The pledges of 1906 and 1907 were such that much tobacco got away without the society being able to recover adequate damrtges and the faithful had to wait long with added expense Under these pledges the cost of handling and carrying were un necessarily high and there was much friction and many Inequalities The advocates of the present pledge wish to make a campaign that shall teach tho farmers not only to pool but to pool under a contract that will hold the tobacco reduce the costs of hand ling and carrying and do away with Inequalities and friction Tho present pledge is tho product of three years experience and has for Its solo object tho protection of every roan In the pool It was devised In ho Interests of economy a uniform system that will eliminate friction and In equalities and expedite the work and of permanence of the organization Mid a financial backing that will enable tho growers to meet strategic movements of the manufacturers Tho pledgq was devised by those who have for three years faithfully lightooftho growers what seems the strongest guarantee for a wise economical and business plan upon which to conduct the business The pledge needs only to be properly understood in order to be ap proved y s 7 PEACE ENDSBURLEY WAR Summary of the Proceed ings and Result of Con ference at Winchester The following dispatch sent from Winchester August tenth proclaimed to the world that the Burley War was ended IC 0 Drayton president of the Na Union and J Campbell Cantrlll president of tho Stato Union of tho American Society of Equity met with the Executive Committee of tho Bur ley Tobacco Society in Winchester this afternoon and reached a perfectly amicable settlement of the differences between tho American Society of Equity and the Burley Tobacco Society and left in good spirits all agree- Ing to push tho pooling of tho 1909 crop under tho present pledge To settle tho differences the Executive Committee proposed FirstTo allow the 1 per hogs head for pooling tho 1909 crop in those counties in the burley district where the American Society of Equity Is now organized to the County Union to bo paid though tho County Board of Control on the condition that the work of pooling is carried on promptly Ant effectively by the County Union ComImltteo on tho District Board adopting the following bylaWs fixing tile maximum fee for prizing and handling tho tobacco of tho 1909 crop and that tho money going to tho counties from alIi sales shall bo sent to tho counties and deposited In banks In tho coun ties to which it is duo within ten days after being received at tho head bur ley office in Winchester Equity Society Gets 10000 ThirdIn consideration of the work to bo dono by the National and Stato Unions of tho American Society of Equity in helping to pool tho 1909 crop the Burley Society will pay 10000 to bo divided between tho Na tional and State Unions one half of whfch will be paid on or before October 1 1909 when tho pool is declared to be a go and tho balance to bo paid when tho 1909 pool tobacco is sold out of tho proceeds ot such sale THE SOLICITORS h CONTRACT Careful Study of Difficulties Points to It As the AdeI quate SolutionITho solicitors contract was adopted after long and careful study and delib eration Every possible objection to itl was considered and threshed out by DiSjtrlctwas too high in the precincts whuro the tobacco could bo easily pooled its was then understood that the County Board of Control could use discretion and subjoin an additional statement showing that In tho matter of corn pen sation the contract had been modified j to meet local conditions Tho main point was that 100 was tho maximum compensation but If tho desired results an absolutely accurate and ro liable report of a given precinct could bo secured at less cost tho the board was quite willing that tho County Board of Couttulebould make thu best cOu tract It could Responsibility of Solicitor But In naming 100 as tho maximum compensation the commltteo and the board considered that a man of suffi cient energy force and influence to make a successful solicitor would at tho samo time be a noun who had business of his own to attend to and who would if not soliciting tobacco be otherwise profitable employed They could not ask such a man to leave his own business and throw his best ener gles Into this work without adequate compensationThey considered that in some cases ho might havo to go again and again to the same man and that ho was further under obligation to watch all tobacco pooled by him until It was de livered to the County Board of Control and ho would then have to walt until tho tobacco was sold before ho received his compensation They therefore thought that 100 per hogshead was not too much as a maximum price Accurate Record Pooled and Unpooled Sometime before the solicitors contract was finally agreed upon Mr L J Evans of Brown county Ohio said In the exectulvo committee that InII his county tho local unions want to pool tho tobacco It was then and there agreed that the object vas to pool the tobacco and to have an ac curate report of tho acres planted both pooled and unpooled and that 100 hogshead was offered asi- an tho per those re Inducement to securo sults and that If a local union through Its chairman or otherwise could sign tho solicitors contract there was no reason why tho tobacco should not be pooled In tills way and the 1 timee tn the local unions From that on this was the understanding and was thoroughly discussed and agreed upon In an all day meeting In Grant county July 20- The questions that havo been at is sue between the various factions of tobacco growers havo their rise in mis apprehension Tho great difficulty In farmers movement is that they aro Iso widely scattered that It ia difficult get any proposition in all Its bear- Ings before oil of them Tbo work requires tho greatest patience and forbearance from all sides Everybody wants to do right as soon as ho knows what tho right la J L f i f t f TOBACCO SUPPLEMENT TO THE MT STERLING ADVOCATE Wednesday Sept l 1901 t- l iII M r A POOL IN WHICH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF BURLEYI l y 1 TOBACCO GROWERS WILL COMBAT TRUST THE BURLEY TOBACCO SOCIETY CONTRACT v t Following Is a true copy of the contract of tho Burley Tobacco Society for tho 1909 crop and save for blank lines for the name of county date and signatures Is a facsmlle This contract made this day wltnesseth That in consideration of the benefits to be derived heretram by the parties hereto and that this con tract is made by the undersigned and accepted by the hereinafter named Board of Control and Tobacco So- cietyf as a mutual contract with other contracts of llkp Import taken and to bo taken and entered Into by and with many other growers of tobacco which are of mutual benefit to all tho undersigned growers of Q tobacco owning acres of Burley Tobacco of tho 1909 crop grown on the farm In possession- of the undersigned In County adjoining lland of hereby constitute and appoint theCounty Board of Control and Burley Tobacco Society corpora tions under the laws of Kentucky as solo agents for tho purpose of receiving commingling handling ware housing Inspecting Insuring grading financing and selling all of the said tobacco in such manner and on such terms as said Burley Tobacco Society may prescribe pursuant td Its Charter and ByLaws and for such purpose hereby transfer and assign to and invest In said agents the UtIle and right of possession to said tobacco pursuant to their Charters and ByLaws and agree to deliver the same on demand at such point In said County as said Socloty may designate provided said tobacco shall not bo sold below the general price fixed by said Society on like grades of tobacco L This pledge shall also Include all tobacco grown or owned by undersigned of said years crop that may not be specified above The undersigned by reason of this contract becomes and is entitled to all the privileges as a member of said Tobacco Society Tho undersigned further subscribe for shares of the capital stock to tho amount equal to 10 per cent 1 of the gross sales of tho tobacco hereby pledged In tho Burley Tobacco Company to be Incorporated and t authorize the Burley Tcbacco Society to pay for said stock out of the proceeds of sttld tobacco when soldi Upon our failure to fully comply with tho terms and conditions of this contract we hereby agree to pay to said Society as liquidated damages twenty per cent 20 per cent of tho value of said tobacco for the benefit of the members of said society Tho Board of Directors of the Burley Tobacco Society are authorized to dissolve tho pool as to this years crop If In their opinion a sufficient quantltly of tobacco has not been pledged provided such dissolution Is declared on or before October 1 1909 and this pledge shall bo deposited for safe keeping In a bank In this County selected for that purpose by said County Hoard of Control and the Executive Board of the Burley To tbacco Society to await and subject to tho final action of said Directors of Burley Tobacco Society The Solicitor has no authority to change the terms of this contract Plans Policy and Pledge Explained In an Address to the Burley Growers Advantages of Commingling and the Formation of a t Company to Handle Finance and Insure the i I Crops Set Out and Features Outlined I The following address to the grow ers of white burley tobacco has been Issued toy tho district board of the Burley Tobacco Society Headquarters Burley Tobacco So ciety Winchester KyTo tho Grow I ers of White Durloy Tobacco Inas much as many inquiries havo made of the DistrIct Board as tobecnlcI k meaning and scope of tho 1909 end tho general plan and purpose of I board with reference to the 1909 pool the board takes this means of explain ing the pledge and outlining the future purposes of the board so that those a rte who might not be reached In any other 1 way can thus receive accurate Infor nation Objects of First ImportanceIt The two main objects to be ac a complished wereto have a pledge that would be binding and one that t IllnodIll ef leti con rind In ih ledge both of theso objects l- 4f will lis hest served The features of the pledge which we desire to emphasize are as follows of Commingling tiAdvantageFirst each county shan comJIi mingle Its tobacco In the hall com and ExperIaSencoplan of commingling tis the best that commlngjii- Mtng the grower is benefitted by lI because very few individuals have large enough to be assorted by Drops hogshead into the various grades if ItDfIt per Hundred more because the grades were properly classified and the full Value of each grade was obtained Will Pay For Better Values jBuyer were thus better satlsI grding7VVThe commingled counties had a much smaller percentage of funked tobacco than the other counties Commingling simplifies the storing and delivery of tho tobacco and prevents dumping and consequent lawsuits and It removes the temptation to nest the tobacco or handle it improperly because it Isf handled by a disinterested party who Is responsible to tho board of control Mutual Guaranty of Good FaithS Second The 20 per cent penalty flsed In this pledge was to prevent dumping and to determine before hand the matter of damages These con tracts aro mutual contracts by the dUt ferent growers with oach other acting of the Society andthrough the agency J this Isla guaranty on the part of eachJ man to his neighbor that ho will abide by tho terms of his contract and to 1 secure a fixed amount of damage which will accrue to tho benefit of his neighbor in case he breaks his ecu tract Delivery Is Facilitated Third It Is necessary in carrying on tho business of tho Society that the time and place for tho delivery of this tobacco should be fixed by tho board of control acting for the Society and this will facilitate tho handling of the crop and will prevent the removal of the tobacco In violation of contract This board experienced a great dealcc of difficulty and inconvenience In securing 1 deliveries of the 190G and 1907 crops because no such condition was in the pledge and If the responsibility I of selling the tobacco is Imposed on the Society It should bo in a position to require Its delivery when necessary Price Will be Fixed by Facta Fourth This pledge contains no arbitrary fixed price at which the tobacco shall bo sold This was omitted because it is impossible before the crop is produced to know what price should bo secured It the price were fixed now It would be only a guess f isfbo based on facts The arbitrary price fixed In 190C and 1907 pledges was only obtained by cutting out the 1908 crop If an arbitrary price were fixed la the pledge It would furnish infor c JtI I 11enable11 tion to tho pooler II An to Omission of PercentageII Fifth No percentage Is fixed In beIiiIcome ttcroptt t crop Is planted Many counties shortage on account of reportl ditions The larger the crop the i greater the percentage of thot pgft1JI should beThe tobacco outside of tho I will furnish tho ammunition to I the trust If tho crop Is small tho1 factories will need it all if It Is largo thoy may run on with a reasonable J Ipercentage for a tlmo sufficient to the pool r Will Bring Verdict Tho board will between now and first day of October have tlmo to Investigate and will secure Informa e tlon as to tho extent of the burley tobacco produced outside of this district the tlmo the pledge was adopted they had no such Information except I by rumor They will also have exact 1 accurate Information as to all thIunpooled in this district 1 When this Information Is collected 1 hey will know what percentage to fixI ant this board will declare the pool ort by October 1 unless tby are pc 1 fectly satisfied that they have enough pooled to insure success Will Finance Own Tobacco Sixth This pledge requires 10 per 1 cent of the proceeds of the sale to bo taken by tho grower In stock In the Burley Tobacco Company to be oree ganized This will be a corporationI n which every grower has stock equalII to 10 per cent of the proceeds of his I sales This will make n ptrong nnan clal company that will be able to take I storing Insur care of the handling ing Inspecting and financing of tho 1909 crop Heretofore the Society has not been able to protect tho grower In the matter of Insurance financing or caring or tho crop pledged to It as the Society has no capital stock or financial standing Insurance In His Own Hands Insurance has been left to regular Insurance companies that were In a position to cancel their Insurance at any time and destroy the value of tho warehouse receipts on tho growers tobacco and break up the pool The board does not consider it safo to leave such an Important matter In tho hands of strangers who may bo in fluenced by tho enemy Tho financing of the crop is even moro essential In 1906 and 1907 In tome counties the pool was almost broken up nnd badly crippled by reason of the Inability of the counties to take care of the financing and tho crop in one county was entirely lost to tho Tool on this account Uniformity a Necessity A uniform system of handling the crop Is found to be absolutely essential Many counties have boon unable to properly handle tho crop nnd some counties wero kept out of the pool on this account that otherwise would have pooled their tobacco Thero was no uniformity whatever in the handling of tho 1906 and 1907 crops Company Means Great Saving All of these objects can be ac complished by the formation of this company with capital and strong finan cial standing and the growers can bo saved many hundreds of thousands of dollars by this ten per cent clause The certificates of stock which each grower bolds in this company will havo a money value with any bank which will assist him also In securing funds to enable him to carry on his business This stock will also pay good dividends to tho stockholders And this board recommends this stock should be nontransferable unless a wo thirds vote In that county advises otherwise This explanation covers the mnIn features of this pledge Policy of the Board It Is the intention of the board on or before the first day of October aCter It has ascertained all the facts that can ho obtained as to the extent of this years crop and after tho pledges hfrv been turned In not to declare tho pool a go on a bare majority of the hoard1 but to take a vote by counties thereinIdeclaredlorttamed in favor of making tho finalWarehouse poolI Receipts Collaterall I As to financing the board secure tho necessary fund through tto cooperation of tho Burley Tobac Company which will have capital and financial standing and will by Its endorsement make tho contracts good This tobacco company wjll also when necessary endorse the growers wrrehmrsa receipts so aste give them value nnd lend Its credit ttc these warehouse receipts in any bank The members of this board have bee n- assured by banters In high standlnt In this district that these receipts en dorjcd by the tobacco company would bo accetpablo as good collateral Home Rule Safeguarded It Is tho purpose of the hoard In thA organization of this Burley Tobacco Company to mako provision for the warehousing and storing of the pooled tobacco In every county where tobacco Is pooled It will bo the policy of the nembers of this board and they will ecommend to their successors that the money due to each county Iron he proceeds of any salo of Its tobacco shan be forwarded at once to that ounty for deposit and distribution hrough the banks of that county New Board Will Fix Policy To our successors In the district board elected by the pool members Text September who will enter upon heir duties at the regular meeting in October will be left tho carrying out- or these policies and such other plans md policies as the members may eem best to recommend and we only give this outline as a result of our past expei ieuco fur n guide to those who may come after and as an assurance on tho part of those who may bo reelected as to their future policy DISTRICT BOARD OF THE BUR LEY TOBACCO SOCIETY o PLEDGE CORRECTS BESETTING EVILS Contract for This Year Is Based on Experience of Three Years In 1906 and 1907 a campaign was made to educate tobacco growers to pool their crops for better prices It oak much teaching and pcmuaalnn but they pooled The pledges of 190G- and 1907 were such that much tobacco got away without the society being nbe to recover adequate damrfgcs and the faithful had to watt long with add cd expense Under these pledges the ost of handling and carrying woro un iccessarlly high and there was much ruction and many Inequalities The advocates of the present pledge wish to mako a campaign that Khali each tho farmers not only to pool but to pool under a contract that will hold the tobacco reduce the costs of hand ing and carrying and do away with Inequalities and friction Tho present pledge Is tho product of hrco years experience and has for Its solo object the protection of every man In the pool It was devised in e Interests of economy a uniform system that will eliminate friction and In qualities nnd expedite the work and off permanence of the organization Mid n financial backing that will enable the growers to meet strategic move ments of the manufacturers Tho pledgQ was devised by those who have for three years faithfully served tho people and who In the light of experience have recommundcd to the growers what seems the strongest guarantee for a wise economical and business plan upon which to conduct the business The pledge needs only to bii properly understood la order to bo ap provcdcr PEACE ENDSBURLEY WAR Summary of the Proceed ings and Result of Con ference at Winchester The following dispatch sent from Winchester August tenth proclaimed to the world that tho Burley War was ended C o Drayton president of tho Na tlondl Union and J Campbell Cantrlll president of the Stato Union of the American Society of Equity met with the Executivo Committee of tho Bur Joy Tobacco Society In Winchester this afternoon and reached a perfectly amicable settlement of tho differences between the American Society ol Equity and the Burley Tobacco So ciety and left In good spirits all agree- Ing to push the pooling ot tho 1900 crop under the present pledge Tc nettlo tho differences the Executive Committee proposed FirstTo allow the 1 per hogshead for pooling tho 1909 crop in those counties in tho burley district whore the American Society of Equity is now organized to tho County Union to paid though the County Board of CobeII trol on tho condition that the work pooling Is carried on promptly am1 effectively by the County Union Second That tho Executive Com I mittee would recommend and Insist i on the District Board adopting the following bylaws fixing Uio maximum Ceo for prizing and handling the tobac co of tho 1909 crop and that the money going to tho counties from all sales shall bo sent to the counties and deposited in banks in the coup ties to which it is duo within ten daya after being received at the head burley office In Winchester Equity Society Gets 10000 ThirdIn consideration of the worle- to be done by the National and Stato Unions of the American Society ot Equity In helping to pool the 1909 crop tho Burley Society will pay 10000 to be divided between tho Na tional and Stnto Unions ono half of which will bo paid on or before Oc fiber 1 1909 when tho pool is declared to be a go and tho balance to 30 paid when tho 1909 pool tobacco iIs sold out of tho proceeds of such sale THE SOLICITORS 1309 CONTRACT jI Careful Study of Difficultie Points I to It As the Ade quate Solution Tho solicitors contract was adopted ifter long and careful study and deliberation Every possible objection to 1Il- wns considered and threshed out by the executive commltteo and tho Dls let Board Some thought that the compensator vas too high In tho precincts whwro tho tobacco could bo easily pooled It iras then understood that the County I ioard of Control could use discretion and subjoin an additional statement showing that In tho matter of corn pen atlon the contract had been modified to meet local conditions The male point was that 100 was tho maximum compensation but If tho desired re suits an absolutely accurate and reliable report of a given precinct could bo secured at less cost tho tho board was qulto willing that tho County Board of Control should mako the best con act It could Responsibility of Solicitor But in naming 100 as the maximum compensation tho committee and theII board considered that a man of and influencelent energy force nako a successful solicitor would at I the samo time be a uftm who had business of his own to attend to and who would If not soliciting tobacco be otherwise profitable employed Thoy could not ask such a man to leave his own business and throw his bent ener gles Into this work without adequate compensation They further considered that In some case s he might havo to go again and again to the same man and that ho was further under obligation to watch all tobacco pooled by him until it was de livered to the County Board of Control and ho would then have to walt until the tobacco was sold beforo ho received his compensation They therefore thought that 100 per hogshead was not too much as a maximum price Accurate Record Pooled and Unpooled Sometime before the solicitors con I ract was finally agreed upon Mr L J Evans of Brown county Ohio said In tho exectulvo commltteo that his county tho local unions InII want to pool tho tobacco It was then nnd there agreed that tho object vas to havoarataboth pooled and unpooled and that asIhogshead was offered100the per an inducement to secure thoso re suits and that If a local union through Its chairman or otherwise could sign I tho solicitors contract there was noI reason why tho tobacco should not pooled In tills way and tho 100 go to the local unions From that tlmo on this was the understanding and was thoroughly discussed and agreed upon In an all day meeting m Grant county July 20- The questions that have been at Is various factions of mts1apprehension a farmers movement Is so widely scattered that It Is difficult to get any proposition In all Its bear Qgs before all of them The work requires tho greatest patience and forbearance from all sides Everybody rants to do right as soon as ho knows wbnt the right is oJ Po 1h PRECINCT SOLICITORS CONTRACT FOR 1909 CEOP The precinct solicitors contract of the Burley Tobacco Society tr the 1909 crop is as follows This Contract made and entered Into by and between Tt Burley Tobacco Society and first the theofCounty Board of Control Corporations under ti Calve ot KentuckY of said County of the part antlofI Preclnct second part WITNESSETH That the first parties have employed the secrI T party and the second party hereby agrees to solicit and secure the signing of pledge contracts by the ga v i Jo Sof Burley Tobacco IIn precinct of tuntYStateon forms furnished by first parties for the pooling of tho 1909 cropJ acco to and with said first parties Tho second party shall receive Ono Dollar for every 1000 lbs Igbts of such tobacco so secured such contracts which ar said precinct as full compensation by him and delivered to first parties on for his services rendered under this employment which shall berrpnldaut of the expenso fund of the said Society when said tobacco is sold by first parties and the nv atiyJ Second party shall not bo entitled to compensation on tot rn outside of his assigned precinct or precincts and ho shall furnish to first parties when said contract edpn to the Society a completo statement of all the names of non poolors ot tho 1909 crop of to fl1 InI his assigned precinct or pro ctncts their Post Office addresses and the number of acres grow thereon and ho shall furnish from time to time such other statements and information concerning co grown in his precinct as tho first parties may require And for every acre of tobacco grown In iis i but J iott pledged which he falls to so report ho that bo charged in final settlement Ono Dollar for cv Ibs I ron thereon It Is understood that second party shall at all times execute BT his work promptly and diligently and upon any failure of second party to press his work or comply Tiny of the conditions ot this con tract then tho Burley Tobacco Society can cancel this contract ai st parties may recontract said pro clnct or precincts to a successor of second party and for every lOOo o tobacco second party has failed to and his successor does secure the pledging of second party shall hafged one dollar which shall be paid + to his successor on final settlement Witness the hands of the parties hereto this oT 1909 Indisputable Facts Will L =cad Grower Into Pool Protecting Tobacco Crop Experience Lessons Teach That in Union Alone Can Trust be Brought to a Square Deal Delay in k Past Duo to Outsiders Tho advocates of pooling tobacco secure a profitable price feel that toI argument oxcept a bare statement facts should bo necessary In order to secure the concerted action of all to bacco growers It is no longer necessary to argue that tho American Tobacco Company has a monopoly of the tobacco trade After months of elaborate Investiga tion the Federal courts found upon abundant testimony that the Amen can Tobacco Company was a truse This finding was confirmod and further elaborated by the report of tho com mission on corporations- Lessons From Experience ThO experiences of the Burley To bacco Society in selling to the Inde epndents 18000 hogsheads of tobacco a large part of which they were unable to take and pay for further shows that the American Tobacco Company man ufacturers at toast 85 to 90 per cent of tho entire output of white burloy tobacco What then IB left tho grower but to take a price fixed by the trust or to or ganlzo and fix the prlco himself Until within tho last year It has been argued that the farmers could not combine In sufficient numbers to productI Ky 1C In his co at Ky Hon M that the for had and Ho his by that the for tho were for It is true tho were The fact ono of tho of the Is for for tho fact wero to the the did not the move for tho the the hill But aro tho of and was to be to men who and of were nnd by But wero tho In mass at ter Oct to or to tho In Let it bo the first the of the was In and has of or loss tho ers not all as to were for It bo too Mr of tho In the last six or tho and to the and tho to tho ol men al In t of tho for an of 15 per and the pc plan of the for an 17 per and In 1 the 300 per Ji on sold the Not did the poo but wan rise In the of It ixmlJd not e iry his to the Responsibility for The ono to the Hs tho in and In Tho In was duo to ono MIS out of the to rod the It did buy If on the the ea es at once If any per cent of this crop is the will buy as soon ns tho is put on the mr kot the will the of the how to und the moro His Own to find wlh an undertaking it dirt not in Its first Reply To AntiPool Speech of the Ron G M Clay In Paris Respondent Says Position Experience of Speaker Are Not Typiral and That His Advice Would IannThoso Who May Find Protection Strength and Independence Only in Union I S ffr Winchester Aug 1909 speech against pooling tobac mado Paris Aug 2 Cassius Clay declared movement pooling White Burley tobacco been based upon misrep resentation exaggeration supported statement saying chief spokesmen movement candidates office Why Politicians Were Chosen that chief speakers politicians that qualifications successful politician a gift public speech accounts that politicians employed advocate cattio lof tobacco growers Politicians however originate Iment resistance against trust movement began with farmers Iin counties farmers rarely gifted with power public speech It thought neces Isary employ could make a forceful popular presentation campaignsIprojected carried through agencies these speakers employed after farmers meeting assembled Winches 1900 determined mako Iganlzod resistance American Tobacco Company Organization 1900 remembered that organized effort against encroach I ments tobacco trust made 1900 that every year since there been a movement greater strength Certainly farm havo been deluded those years what they receiving tobncco should remembered when Clay speaks prices eight years that Hawkins Stewart moveS monts helped boost price caused American Tobacco Com pany seek support 190C crop average cents pound 1907 crop average cents pound addltint looted from buyer head every hogshead tiirhpool only bacco bring these prices ten constant prifi unpooled tobacco until paescil prices Why then would grower Join hands with nplsiiUnr mako farmers position luvia clblo Delay objection prol boon delay selling t ting returns delay selling causo only there enough tobacco pool trust until tl to bacco had been Inside would have been made largo years pooled trust tobacco Tho experience with former crops have taught mange mont pool collect distribute returns speedily Outsider Enemy- It looks childish fault because ranch perfection efforts Better and the Dis II human Began pooled finance I Farmer Should Speak For If While the fact that pollt dId do valiant nnd valued MrvU the tobacco growors U no 0cc1farreproach to either the groper Ufo politicians there Is reason w ery class should develop pokesm lr its own ranks It Is a pity that r ir lots do not speak more for them 3 rI It Is to be hoped that in the future ihey will be more and more ther own spokesmenIf ever comos when n lain unvarnished statement of facts sas effective with the general publotds the flowers of oratory perhaps tho farmer will be moro encouraged tll act as his own attorney Buta dulcet volco and Tlgures of speech remain a potent Influence with the average hearer Ho does not always discrim hate between sound and sense Lack of Free Speech Tho claim that free speech has been denied the tobacco growers who did not favor tho pooling idea Is Illfound sd What prevented any citizen from taking tho rostrum or the columns of the public prints If ho had any argument to make There was no Intimi dation In the Burley belt until tho movement had been In progress one ind onehalf years What kept the Independent tobacco growers silent nil those months On numerous occa dons effort was mado to got at tho real reasons that kept the independent growers out of tho movement but they seemed to have no reasons that would stand the array of facts and principles given by tho advocates of organization And now they find a spokesman who says they were afraid to speak and who now presents no argument that has not repeatedly boen satisfactorily answered Eight Cents Not a Profitable Price Mr Clay admitted that ho did not for a term of years got over 8 cents tor his tobacco and Generally fr leas J 1j I como to tho rescue and help eolvi difficultiesThoso do not pool will have tbn speculator tho Louisville and Cincin nat Warehouses and the loose leaf warehouses as n means of selling their tobacco But for whom does the speculator ultimately buy and who are tho bidders at the auction sales Virtually one bidder tho American Tobac co Company Tho independents can not really bid in competition with the trust Thoy cnnnot manufactwre mind sell tobacco bought at prices above tho trusts pricas Loose Leaf Warehouses a Snare The loose leaf warehouse is a delu ion and a snare to tho grower It Is good only for those who own stock la tho warehouse Their fees commissions and perquisites aro the same whatever prlco the tobacco brings Tho loose Jeaf warehouse will pay a dividend to their stockholders but thor will roduco the price of tobacco all over tho surrounding territory A few v 7 individuals will be helped at the ex pease of tho entire community Strength Grows With Numbers Seeing what the Burley Tobacco So tscloty has accomplished there Is ever reason why thoso on the outsld sshould como in and help to make It a J greater success This is the best year ever to 2 wl Tho farmer knows tho conditions Ho knows that thero is not a surplus and cannot bo deceived by tho trust cry of over production Should the pres ent crop make a surplus which it HI I not at all likely let the farmer control tho surplus Instead of dumping it and destroying tho pric- oMISSOURI GROWER PLEADS FOR UNION Cites Revolution In Condi tions In Burley Belt As Convincing Argument From Holt Clay county Mo under into of August 9 1909 Mr P P Brown writes to tho editor of Tho Lcx ington Leader as follows Much is being said in Kentucky la regard to the pooling of tho 1909 too bacco crop In tho name of common sense why is It that farmers can not get together It has been clearly shown In tIle pant it is the only way to control tho price of tobacco Surely tho farmers have forgotten tho past Not very many years ago I remember when tho man who had a crop of tobacco to sell had to maim several trips to the city to persuade the buyer to come and look at his crop only to bu offered five or six cents What Drought the Change Stop and think for a moment what brought about this wonderful change In prices It Is needless to inquire Every farmer and tenant In the tobacco belt of Kentucky understands that the prevailing high prices the hnvo existed for the last year or two arc entirely duo to the tobacco pool and just now while the farmer has things his way for the first time In tho history of Kentucky in the name otf tho grand old commonwealth stand 4 together United we stand divided wa fallWould Like to Pool In Missouri I am one of the few who decided to try tobacco In Missouri and I find it grows as well here as in any that of the Blue Grass region of Ken There are several Kentuckians hero raising tohacco All told there fire nbout 400 acres In Clay and ClIn- ton counties and if we could pool our crop we would only be glad to do no I have twenty acres in one fled and farmers have como for miles to see it and to find out how to han lie it Ho admitted that these prices so dIs- couraged him that he turned two of biG tobacco barns into cattle barns If Mr Clay cannot raise tobacco for 8 cents and less why does he expect other farmers to be content with suck prices When ho got 8 cents anti less for tobacco be had such excellent grazing lands that he could readily turn his barns into cattle barns Nut so with tho hill county farmer wnoiai land is not suited vo grazing IL Gtrategy of thoTrusts f VVS i r1R I I TOBACCO SUPPLEMENT 2t F J = the American Tobacco beencounty Ievery hAd cortan men to whom t paid better prices than to the nvpra9 such a man In fitsman Jir Clay was Bourbon county Ills wca1t34I rftho prestlgo made him n man thAt wanted ofCompanYAmerIcan Tobacco to keep out of the farnlerB movlnwnlSl for bettor prlcel It Is told on good authority that an American Tobacco self Company buyer rald that they were Instructed to give Mr Clay good price that A Bourbon county farmer says on one occasion he and Mr Hay do Jlvered tobacco at the same tlnw at the same warehouse and that Mr i lay again rrcelved several cenU more prr pound for his tobacco than this farnll r re ceived The farmer protested arid re ceived the reply When you pt in the Mr Clays position you can command large prices too of Trust Patronizes the Influential law1l A State Senator says that he rp ceived so much better prices for hH tnb cco than his neighbors received IIs that he was otten asked to sell othtr j at mens tobacco In his ntmo and that ro did P0 sell It The American Tobago pt Company IIs conscious that It needs tn j Jf Influence of prominent men and It in willing to pay the prlceIo some di Tfctlr to others IndIrectly Tho mn l for their influence i IIbetbcrJ I tho tobacco 1 la not pooled this Nlrmu they will be further paideVEThose who are advocating orpmlza car tlon for better prices for tobacco an ser Mr Clays claim that tho Amen can Tobacco Company has always pui c ver him satisfactory prices by admitting j tip thn claim They accept Mr Cothstatement that he lOt fancy pl vs without tho pool But they contend that First that the American Tonirco tateCompany was buying however IInronTo priously to Mr Clay Mr Clays In fluence not his tobacco second that the American Tobacco Company 1d not pay the average man In proportion for to what Mr Clay received and thatIf this movement Ini made for the bnnentt will of the average man Vhy Returns Per Acre Mr Clay expresses himself as wrl jlow content with the returns per acre that IWe he has received from his lands Mr nolt Clay owns a tract of land that cannot bn equalled by six other tracts of the same size In Kentucky or Isewher Ii ns un hu nufflclent virgin boll t ralsj tobacco for twenty years without ever planting It twice on the same land The yield in pounds isI BO large so far above the average as to produce i g large Increase even at a low price penB ell pound Further Evidence of Favoritism boldi Further evidence that Mr Clay ban hen favored in prices by the American Tobacco Company tis the fact that Is while his land makes a heavy yMd thnoll tobacco II heavier darker andfgal rouser texture than the hill county jhasi tobaccos Mr Clay says his tobacco j Old through the pool graded on a i his basis of 17 cents for an average cmpiI for 1669100 cents per pounds Ilrabl Clays tobacco then must havn been age something below the average for the nly entire district The writer of this Clay kuowg of Mason county crops that void for 27 cents through the pool and or Owen county crops that sold for 30 paid rents Now while Mr Clay was gt ting 10 cents 11 cents 1214 cents perel pound for his belowtheaverage quality tobacco these bill county men hils wero Retting C cents 7 cents and 8 cents for the best tobacco grown light did In color fine in texture and satiny inIh surface Mr Clay should not have con tbat find his Investigation to hi own 0n neighborhood nor to nnurbon county 1 Mr Clay Is askeu to join this move 10 ment not for his own protection Thto trust will take care of him but for thp protection of his Industrial class for turn the common good Or If lu kindnrljlHo Mr Clay wants to help others let him 1 take the prices for thn same grade that his the average man receives and let tin him average man receive Mr Clays prk VI Mr Clay take the price that Iis paid the man with five acres of lohac 7t ro a call and a mule colt to sell nn i sold whose wife sells all the eggs and chick ens to buy a few cottonades to rarryaI the family over the summorITestimony of Wellknown Tobacconist f1 IJ 1 1 On August 14 1908 Mr H H IIfIr man formerly o the Bod mall aWIT house writes atobacro IDrpre tml chant who nu been connected with fhpal Cincinnati tobacco Interests for th not past forty years I will state that dur I tr the pit aevsu ete ihn iarinrrwere fortunate to receive an nwagt i collectively of IVt cents a pOllnddral On November 16 1908 Mr ftmanIr writes Miss Lloyd I have read several of your lottrrs m published In the newspapers rupftiiiy they 4and with great pleasure for biins t1I1Ira ly convergent with the tolw ttrmic in nil Its branches I Unow that you havonir given fact which cannot be contra dieted I am In hearty accord with the Hurley Tobacco BoHity and know that without It tho grower of tobarro ror would have received a starving lrlroIh for their product r This would seem to be expert test mony mate Buy rs Testimony n- AnI American Tobacco Company buy iil er told the writer of this that I hIInni lowest average bf ever paid for a rur II ehase was 6 cents and tiio hlfihrst Ilig 21 average waN 9 cents and thlg hlphext r13 average only one year Now Mr clay f3j pot J1199 dear of all expens after l deducting shrinkage and Interest 01 what could not have been morn than 1j nn average crop since he says it sold hni tj4J for 1GB9I per hundred on a bat of y9 17 cenu for an average rrop If thfa g1j helTobaccor cJnot the pool hen a n aRnincrnt sue Ke pSi IIf It secures abovp all costs after deducting shrinkage and Interest 1199IWJ per hundred for doAImeMrCompany was paying Mr Toewaters you testimony should be valuable Mr i Toewater told Mr M1 C Itankln ComiIIl y missioner of Agriculture that theI not were grading tobacco on a basis of 8 cents for an average crop and that 8rcenti waa enough American TobBclo hoOt Company officials aro quoted an saying to that they made a mistake In adopting an S cents basis thnt If they had used j n 10 cent basis this revolt would never w F have come tel Mr Clays Arguments Against a Poolsh Mr Clay says the pool has brett din of order There has boon no forward ro movement in history which has not i if flL ILI1 I accompanied by more or lless dis nsktheof tho labor unions because somo IllUonghemthe law We guago the worth or organization by tho sum total of Its results It is tho man who puts him directly across the path of a for torfrlctJoni But having demonstrated the power pricforexperience tho resistance that Generates friction There has been n vast deal said about rights under law What about rights that the law Is as yet IIOW crlcss to protect Aro all the rights men under our rapidly changli conditions yet secured to them by tbe A good definition of right would be very useful In tho turther consideration of this subject Older n good thing unless it bo the order tho graveyard the order of stagnation and decay tho loss of a sense better thingsthe loss of tho power resistance Tenants and Labor Have Left state Mr Clay stated that tenants nnd laborers have left the state Inquiry to ascertain tho natno and the of those emigrants Aisk farmer you meet from whatov ounty ho may come and learn If 30U to what extent this allegation or itnigratlon of labor and tenants is supported by the facts It is true how that It pool prices can bo kept all will bo back that havo left and will come with them We dont want farm prices so low the tenant cant got out of the if ho wants to get out Raise the Price Is to Increase Territory Tho growers in tho Burley belt ara advised to continue to grow tobacco tho bare necessaries of life because the price bo mado profitable others be encouraged to raise tobacc should the farmers In the old Burloy belt raise tobaccp nt a price f50 that others will not grow it Must keep the price so low that it will pay othor people to raise It 1 Shall we raise wheat at GO cents por bushel to lkeep other people tram rals It1- Tho present plans of the Burlcy Tobacco Society are so to back up their organization with capital that the ter Itory will not be extended Tbe rowcrs within the organization will for a profitable price and tho growers on tho outside will have tto Pool Did Not Pay But after all tho crowning argument that tho pool did not pay It did accomplish tho purpose of Its 01 Mr Clay states that he received clear of all expense 1090 on his pooled tobacco and that sum is to be shortly Increased by metonth which will make over and all expenses Including shrlnl and interest 1199 This is not above the average price that Mi has been getting by his own tatoment but the best at it Is that ivory other man in the pool has bee on tho samo basis Mr Clays vcrngo has not been reduced nnd tho average has been brought up which is a matter that every lover oC kind will appreciate Mr Clay says that his tenants wh not go Into tho pool got more thai who did go In That Is to say those who staid out sold earlier tho market made by those who ent In But somebody had to 5 In make tho market Ought not all go in together and share alike Will those who stahl out last time now talo about nail make the market for others to sell on Mr Clay says ho lost the profit on 1908 crop Since tho trust pak pool prices before the pool wos irmeil this may be true but the man o cleared 1199 abovo al charge not loso the profit on his 1908 crop at trust prices It the profit 01 pound of tobacco sold at S cents IIs- I cent tho profit on a pound sold at 11 ants clear of expenses IB 4 cents and selling one crop at 11 cents clear all expenses the grower made the on four crops and saved his land his labor While Mr Clay claims that ho has boon benefited by the pool he cant sUcv that bo Sr Injured walla III tad of Injuring others It has Increai their earning power by 100 to sov hundred per cent and It has en uncQd the value of farm lands from per cent to 50 per cent It the los it hat taught tobacco growers that alono are responsible for arbl low prices for their product Is jurited at its full worth the benefit the pool can scarcely bo conceived mach less calculated Labor Unemployed There seems no well founded facts Mr Clays statement that much was thrown out of employment id forced to leave On tho contrary farmers say that there was more logltl farming done in 1908 than for lira before They say fences were lilt and repaired gates hung ponds pools built and cleaned out ahos filled up and a general repair and improvolng done No one heard of a specific Instanco of iin nploycd farm labor forced to go else 1IIIIre to find work Largest Buyer Lost Mr Clay complains that our largest iyor has been driven from tho field What do we want with a buyer who Iii dictator What Is the comfort In IrtB told that tho buyer cant take to look at your tobacco but to nd it In ho will give you what It Is worth Mr Clay may regret the ab nt trust field buyer but tho average takes another view of It What you want with a buyer to brow beat 1 of10llrTobacco Society to sell for us will develop independence and ro mrcofulncss Dill the trust field buy develop manhood It crushed man until spirited men did not want meet the buyer Just as well dole busljnnssill manage rests as to leave It to tho dictator ilpbf a man employed to got all out youlio can for the least possible turflaMspeaksI of the Lracuful- t yay i w I A SUGGESTION The Burley Tobacco Society Should tee uiid Can Bo the Strongest Moral and Educational Force in the S tatoY I Extracts from a Letter Received Tobacco by t Society ho Executive Committee of the Burley I Gentlemen My interest in your movement was born of a profound belief In the solidarity of tho race tIe brotherhood of man if you will pardon the trite phrases nnd that No man llvcth to himself alone Tlhe highest values in life come not more not oven so much from what a man has in bank to his credit as from tho conditions by which ho Is surrounded lIt tho masses of tho farming classes reduced to the condition of stret less peasantry If they are condition In ignorance and poverty tho reflex influence IsI to subtract tram the nlues of life to tho man who having much bank lacks tho uplifting Influence Iin a thrifty prosperous community For the stronger clement to sur render farm life rather than to malte the fight for economic freedom mr bo only to find Itself In the condition of Paris in 93 The Fabian system Is only a temporizing policy sooner or litter the fight must be made to tile finish Tho masses must be built up or they will tear down The problem of illiteracy in our state is very largol an economic problem Of course the two causes act and react tho one upon the other and are mutually cause and effect My faith In the peoplo and IIIn the pozslbllltles they represent has never wavered The opportunity iIn leading them in this movement is tto you not less a high privilege than a sacred duty S Tho Burley Tobacco Society shoul vindicate itself before the people or this state and of tho United State as tho cleanest bravest highestmint ed body of men In Kentucky th cleanest body of men that ever led a reform tho freest from Bolfseekln and from using the weakness of the weak for the aggrandizement of the strong The Burley Tobacco Soclet should bo and can be the stronger moral nnd educational forco In tle state since education is a matter of knowing what one wants and how toI get it rather than of reading Greek and Latin S S- It is a matter of tho deepest pride with me as I am sure It is with you that the society remain free from wheels within wheels potty jealousies party factions and all those things that tend to divide to discredit and to do feat The Burley Tobacco Soclet should be tho salt that stops tim putn Faction of practices large and smal that have robbed our state more than any other one cause of its erstwhll I prestige May the salt never lose IU I savorAll that the Burley Tobacco Soclot sot out to accomplish and vastly more sucIceedJacco growers A quickened mint stirred out of tIm ruts becomes more illve to all truth so that In preach prcparoIthepapers and note I incensing activity of the oppoSItion I feel not less than I hare always tell lint you must get the ear of tho gen 5ral public if you succeed as you hope to succeed Tho principles that 11 it the foundation of this movcmon will ultimately triumph whether this I generation lives to see tho triumph or not But if you who have undertake he work wish to bo present at Ilho Inal victory you cannot disregard the power of the press The misconceptions of tho public and the strategy of the opposition aro stll ouch in evidence I am not without ho profoundest convictions of the ilgnlflcance of this movement far be rond tho confines of the tobacco grow ns Interests I am aa convinced as ever of the power of public opinion md of the possibility of securing Its nfiuence for tho support of this movement Ultimately tho principle while tills movement represents will preval md will bo as firmly entrenched In public opinion as the principle ot manhood suffrage tho present desideratum In which Bourbon county gave way tto tho requests of tho organized prow ers It Is greaty to the credit of th good people of Bourbon county that hey did recognize a higher right thor ni legal right To their evcrlaitini refit bo it spoken Hopes For Competition Mr Clay hopes for an Increase In competition In the tobacco business Jpon what hoes ho base his hope when Uo monopoly grows stronger year by year As well hope for compotltloi In tho oil or steel business Tho grow JIS are confronted with a present sit alien Results of Free Speech After having delivered himself li full Mr Clay bus not adduced ono argument that has riot hitherto boon met- Tho fact still remains that tho Amerl can Tobacco Company has a practical monopolY of tho tobacco trade anti that like other human institutions It will ruako as much of the opportunity liS possible Unmolested it will reduce tho prlco of tobacco to the minimum wage Tho farmers remedy Is in concerted CtIoIthOOl tim tobacco nnd moot a Inglo seller wlh a single buyer The price and time time of celling will IK itlsfactory In proportion to the number that go Into the pool If nlj go In- tho price will bo good and the time off waiting short Stand together ron tho good of each anti particularly for the poor man Uio most needs protection Pool all the tobacco have all the uslness ability in the tobacco grow lug constituency In tho pool then so loct tho best men to fill the offices So shall peace and prosperity follow M A L I l Is to use It now to facilitate yon work S 1 5 I am moro and more sure that Ignorance and misapprehension from the highest ranks to tho lowest are the main obstacles in tho way of thistt movement as they are in the way atI all forward movements SolflBhnoi and narrowmindedness are only ex prcsslons of Ignorance so I Includ then in the term I still would as for tho masses of the people a shuffle and a square deal not cleanII ting that their own blindness as much as the selfishness of stronger forces prevents their comins Into their own I could therefore earnestly wish that the man for whom I have long looke could be found whoso powers of and persuasion coupled with logicII i knowledge and a nice discretion coul KO present tho truth as to unite till cordant elements I hopo tho pape contemplated by tome of your mimic will provo a direct rapid and cffectlv medium of communication with t lose who should bo reached There iIs something In tho human mind that rc sponds to the truth EO presented as to bo grasped so that the mind comes to recognize it as truth- S S S The people can bo trusted with th whole truth in promoting any rlghtc out cause Partial truth may be dan gerous but when the normal mini gets a fact In all its bearings and rein tlons It will make proper use of It Constant drilling will nt last penetrate the walls of mistaken selfinterest selfishness prejudice and preconcelvet opinion For this reason I earnestly desln that some ono who grasps the trui ethical economic and ultimately po lltical significance of this movemen may become its spokesman Tho peo plo are without a comprehensive view of the subject and need to be taught The news columns of the dally and weekly press indicate that tho cncmj Is not sleeping The Jgnoranco of the masses is the enemies strongest weapon Tho people havo been dupec and lied to until they do not knov whom to believe Their salvation all salvation depends upon teaching thorn data from which to make their own judgments Tho great saying of all the ages is The truth shall make you free- S S S I am not without appreciation of the stifling Influence of the actual and the concrete against which you must con tend In the hand to hand and face tc face practical work of this movement There are no doubt times when the fires of enthusiasm for tho ideal burns low in tho exhausted receiver of bodily atlguo and the narrowness of many with whom you must deal You can no doubt appreciate tho remark ot o friend of mine who said ho enjoyed UlanIthonot In the foreign work encounter in lrutltude at Hitch short range While III beg for you not only the supporting isRiiranco that you have served the gratlIratulatn you upon having tho strength at soul that can brook ingratitude and It you must suffer It can still lhoj lercno In the knowledge of a work well hone S S Ono moro thins I may say with thin re tost trepidation and yet I hopa hat If it should bo said the right nan will be found whose courage and candor are equal to tho duty I iiopu 10 ndvocato for tho tobacco growers orgunlzalionIn nny nice for office It two iMjiiKlIy worthy candidates present themselves naturally it would bo a duty awl a ileasuro to vote for the ono who had lone most for you But tho first claim of any candldato for public scivlco ibould bo his fitness to perform tha lorvlce Other claims and relations nest bo secondary I fear we iavo out much In Kentucky oy putting por lonal considerations before tho public good Sonic of tho strongest best odl ors of tho state who want to see the obacco organizations succeed look with apprehension upon a possible situation In which some ono may clam for himself tho vote of tho tobacco rowors on tho grounds of his former icrvlco to them when some ono else Is available who would better servo tho state and as well serve tho tobacco iitorosta I shall watch tim pooling campaign with interest and shall hopo to see your fullest expectations realized I hall ho greatly disappointed If you do not pool at least 75 per cent of the 909 crop It seems to mo that with 1i Rtrong educational campaign a much argon percent should bo pooled Soldiers forty centuries look lowii upon you said Napoleon at tho battle of tho Pyramids and tim legions of Prance answering with a shout rush ell on to victory Twlco thirty cen tines havo waited for nn achievement hat rivals yours and tho eyes of nil tho world some In confident hope tho majority In doubt aro turned to watch 1110 final Issue Your task Is too great say tho doubters besides tuy outlotf poring skeptics lire my soul with tho onsumlng desire that you men of cntuchy will disprove them and as tho best thing that ever came to earth out of Nazareth may this unlquo ICRmc this good thing be perfected In much maligned overconservative cntucky and In spite of the thnttta ot Illiteracy lawlessness and elecad ence lets show them that theres life In tho old land yet tho closo of tho American R vo I IAt thoro were many both In EM and In America who said It 1 T will all como to naught They laid tho British lion at their feet haveI Internal strife will rend them pages of history too plainly show tbal those doubts were not altogoth groundless In the earliest days t was the towering soul of a Frank that rose in grandeur and In majosty above the storm and saved the frail ship of state from the rocks of lugry and contending opinion Later a groat Kentuckian who would rather bo rlgbt than president twice composed tho differences of contending sections anll for a time averted the awful disaster of civil discord and of intornocli war- S S We shudder when we recall wbat subsequently happened when the counsels of unwisdom and Intolerance triumphed over the counsels of charity and ponce But from the smoke of conflict roso the rugged form of another son of Kentucky speaking ial- most as never man spake Wltb malice toward none with charity for ill with firmness In the right as God gives us to see tho right let us strle to finish tho work we have begu hat this nation under God shall havo a new birth of freedom and that goV- ernment of tho people by the people md for tho people shall not perish from the earth When theso words were spoken political freedom hrough political democracy was on trial for its life Today economic freedom through economic democracy Is m trial What will be the outcome Circumstances have again placed a band of Kontucklans in their old placo the place their forbears so often llled with undying glory at Kings Mountain Ncw Orleans Tho Thamc on Mexicos Heights and from Burnt to Appomattox nnd that place tho van and foreiront of battle Beblr ou follow the hosts of the oppresse 11accoutored undisciplined ag yet from whose lips go up to God and nan You take our lives when you cIo take tho means whereby we live A high privilege and sacred duty yourt1 to guide instruct and Deliver this pea tie Fraternally yours S COMPROMISE SPIRIT WILL AVERT DISCORD With Harmony Restored Differences Will Be For- gottenS in Fraternity Now that harmonyhas been restor between tho loaders of thn American So- cIety of Equity and the Burley Tobac Society a word of caution might not 1 be out of place The problem of the Durlw obacco Society was to poo the tobacco minter a pledgo that would hold the tobacco and secure an economical and equitable innaRemcnt of It Tho pledge adopted Iby the Burley society was drawn to 6ccure these two end The business end of It WI9 the function of the Burley Tobacco Society Tho American Society of Equity cite ihes the Ideal of n national farmers or anjzatlon of which every farmer sham be- It member However desirable that maybe as an Ideal It must like nit other Ideals he accomplished trndually It cannot be reed But the ultimate end sol by the merlcan Society of Equity Is proiltab rices for farm products That end with jferone to one farm product was ecured Iroufjh tho agency of the Burley Tobacco oeloty many of whose members were not members of the American Society at Equity If then tl1ft Amerfcan Society of Equity innot see Its plans and policies realized In tull It can with patlonco und wisdom nblde by a compromise and depend upllh in justice of Us cause to win for It grad ualty a fuller recognition of all that It would have Cannot Turn Back Tt I R very present and practical condition that confronts tobacco growera Thy Cannot afford to lose nil that a long ImriJ I1Rht Against the trust has gained by continuing n wrangle over the bout jnethoc to keep the ground that hits already 1ten lined Ibid your ground by a niPthr alld look to the future for tho heFt methoi Moreover a spirit of vlndldlvcnci s- tendB to Rllenate rather than tto win ad Lreiits The American Society of Equltl innot afford to destroy n pool this 1rnr PCMIFO of minor objections The main point has onre been scoured mid I It furth iarnntfied by the Burley Tobacco SocIety Thtro was never tiny roiFon why tho edi itlotml organization should unto cnmn IIIn inflict with tho busings organization nolh organizations havo In tho vast dons 1111 their allotted work both can In the ituro ho depended upon to continue to rlo1 ell each III Us own sphere Tim life nr efnlncBs of both Is endangered by dl nlon Dont quarrel with the man yo hope to convert Dont decline nit brea csupn you get only n halt lint All at- urn Is a compromise No Individual or In hutton evor got all that It wanted as It anted It Forget differences In a cordlr fort tn pnnl pv poy t1qf crrAwii 1 0 the e n- thflt a rood price niay be spcured a price Ihat will cover cvnrv cxpenBO from th irnlng of tho plant bed to Iho writing ot- Ihr Inst check and clofhg tlm hook The petiFp of tlm soilIng organization orA jllft1 as legitimate expenses us the expense ot production These rxnensps should he- l1Rurd In fixing the prlro nnd the prr not high enough until every cxoens 118 covered nnd a legitimate profit left UCCESS GOES BEYOND NDIVIDUAL TO STATE GJood Tobacoo Prices Mcai Better Schools and Gen Ieral Prosperity 1mIthElrRpl from them the largest possible return We are heralded abroad as hllv- Inlt the largest number of Illiterates nf RU- Stelto In the Union except two This problem of Illllerary iIs largely nn cconoml prohlrm Kdncatlon must be fohlere hugly by local taxation and a communl tI8 willingness to vote a local school tllX c1cpcIIls upon tho property of that com Intllllt1 On thin strength of Bellini tobac co at snventccn cent ono township In the hurley belt voted a tax of 40 cents on Ihe 100 to establish a graded school It th tohncco goes hack to sixI seven nnd elsh renl tho paying of this tax will worl rclshlp Moreover adult labor will hn iplnycrt In tho fields Instead of chili Ibol so thnt the children can bo In school Rich Only In Resources Vo pro constantly boasting that we nr thP richest In natural resources of nut Rtnto In thisi Union yet every school with 10 our hordora needs financial strengthen In i that our citizens SaY they are unabl to give On tho contrary we nend obse lu10l13 commlttepp to Mr Rockefeller Mi iineglo and others to beg for tho support of our own Institutions Let us rt- lhAl our products arn worth amid main our own Institutions The govcrno the tuberculosis hills because of JurIrhthtstltntlons Let un awake to the tnt sItuation and as allvo stud alert eltlreni do well for oursoltes that we may do well- tor others 5 SIX CENTS Oft SEVENTEEN The question of signing up the 1903 crop 1150 Involves tile question of whether O- Uprefr six cents a pound for your tobiioc or seventeen ceiltx or more All tlm nrgu- ments put up by the trusts cant blot that 011 l m Ex= Congressman Kimball Endorses Burley Society tt In Hearty Sympathy With Pool He Urges Farmers to Stand Together for Common Good Friction Un avoidable But a Divisio n Would Be a Crime lx The following statement was glvenll to the press by tim Hon W P Km ball exCongressman from tim Ashland Ky district I ocupy tho same position now 1 IIasltatlonIIt burley tobacco I entertain the samol sentiments as thoso expressed in tho speeches delivered by me upon the I subject from 1903 down to last August I I am still opposed to all monopolies and predatory trusts In general ant tho Aorarican Tobacco Company n particular The growers organization that sue t cecded in pooling tho 1900 and 1907e crops and in cutting out tho 1908 cropq won tho most magnificent victory everll achieved by farmers over their oPi4 pressors These results were accomjl plished on account of tho unusually it telllgent leadership of the growers and by their great courage and In1 many Instances by their individual sac rlflces Some Friction Unavoidable That the organization should caus some friction was to have been expect ed In a few instances mistakes were committed which no reasonable foresight could have prevented Tho pee pIe had been goaded to desperation by the oppression of tho trusts and1 felt that they had become mere vas sale to tho feudal lords who presided over the tobacco trusts It was to bOI expected that the fight would be carried on with energy and not withou some display of temper and irritation Having triumphed over such tremendous odds and raised the price of tobacco to a point where the growers can obtain a legitimate return for their toll and investment it would be little short of a crime If tho organize tlon should be broken up or crippled either by internal dissension or a lack of appreciation by tho growers of the real condition that now confront them Some Too Optimistic The lion tamer may thrash th king of beasts into submission and make him cower In the corner of hit cage but tho moment his back 1 Is turned hp will become a victim of the ferocity of his apparently subdued an tagonist The man that believes UK fight of the tobacco growers Is now permanently won Is too optimistic tc be practical and little understands the power of the trust or thin real senti ments that guide those who control it Humiliated by defeat It will em ploy every means that craft and in genuity can suggest to regain the van tage ground that has been lost and re sumo the control of tho situation The only hope for the growers Is to main tain a permanent organization headed by practical men who have had expe rlcnce and been successful In big busl ness enterprisesOne Is Necessary Should it be announced that there to bo two separate and distinct lis of tho 1009 Burley crop tho joj the American Tobacco Company would bo unbounded One pool is absolutely necessary to secure anything like a fair return for the tremendous crop of tobacco now beinj grown but two pools would bo worse than no pool at all for each would be used HS a buffer against the other and both would bo destroyed In turn by their powerful opponent The present organization has the benefit of experience and In able to avoid tho mistakes and repair the weaknesses in the organization that wore Incident to Its Incipiency It Is now capable of making a moro lntclll gont and sagacious campaign than II would be possible for any now organ zatlon to make Its energies should be directed vlenrnimly and unresilt tinglY to building tip the organization jn a ngrmanent basis fashioned alan legitimate modern business lines Un esg this Is done the victory that has boon won will bo thrown away Prophets of Evil Unavoidable There never has been a successful fight made by tho people for liberty md right that there wore not Prophets of Evil who opposed It and pro llcted ruin to thoso who engaged In- 1It Tho Burley Tobacco Society has icon pursued by those prophets from ho beginning Somo of them honest md niisguldednomo of them emls monies and agents of this great an agonist There aro them who opposed every now movement nnd pro Hot ruin for every new enterprise Tim Burley Tobacco Society has had all of these drawbacks to contend with from tire start yet It has sue iceded In tripling tho price of tobacco somelobjoctlonsurea of the contract and some of the lets of the officers and agents of the oclcly Tho amount of money dls rlbutcd among certain politicians may seem to have been excessive for tho mount of Influence they possess Money Well Spent But after nit the money was well pent All these minor objections pale nto utter Insignificance when wo coma to compare them with the great and substantial results that have accrued to the tobacco growers by reasons ot tho White Burley Society if mistakes lave been made In thin past there Is ample time to correct them Tho as Delation Is a great Democratic organ zatlon In which Its members may par Iclpato In the election of thoso whore to control the organization and Its uturo policies hI regard Mr LeBus RS an exceed ugly Bhrowd vigorous and broad auged business man He has verified very prediction that I made of him rimy zpeecoes throughout the tobacco district In 1906 when Uo first took hold of the work It Is easy to criticise and Ilnd fault with loaders No General Ever Exempt No general of a great army was ever exempt from adverse criticism by those who imagined that their leadership would bo more effective Even Washington and Grant worn not exempt from such attacks If tim Bpr ley Tobacco Society continues to hold tho tobacco growers in lino against the trust and retain the present prices of tobacco the money that has been and will be paid out for expenses will bo the best investment ever made by practical business men Prosperity In the Balance I am not a tQbacco grower Tho only interest I have in this matter is tho interest that every good citizen should have in tic general lgspcdty of the community and in ttrit3iccess of those who till tho earth for they are tho greatest factors In the creation of national wealth I have had no con ferlnCe or Interview with the leaderspof the Burley Tobacco Soeiety and too t public will doubtlcsg boar me witness that there is no particular reason why I should cherish for them any unusual affection or be on nny very close terms Intimacy with them lot But I believe that upon tho silo or failure of Mr LeBus and his associates to pool a substantial per LIfuture prosperity of the tobacco grow ers and the happiness of thoso do pendent upon them A division of the Burley forces at this tlmo means the ruin ot the cause they are fighting for Bellevcmg this to be truo I could not wish them anything but complete success I MAILING LIST TO CONVEY INFORMATION J Burley Tobacco Society WillR t be Able to Reach Mom bcrs by Letter Much hiCs been said about the dif ficulty of getting Information from the Winchester office and members of tho pool as well as newspaper reporters hnve complained of a dearth of news l Much of the trouble experienced on this score was duo to lack of scrlout reflection After tho spectacular per lod was passed the business settled down Into a well defined groove Just as any business is apt to do The Burley Tobacco Society had the tobacco and the American Tobacco Company had tho money and there was nothing to do but to watt until the American Tobacco Company got ready to mako a fair exchange Whenever there was a salo mado It was reported to the papers and between times there was only routine business and clerical work Often al most a whole session of an Executive Committee meeting would be con Um ed with the affairs of one particular county and it would not have been helpful to the movement or fair to tho county to have made public the matters under discussion There were however sometimes mntlora that It would have been well to get to members of tho pool that It wag not desirable to communicate through tho public prints But tho Society did not have a mailing list of Its members and it had no paper of Its own- At one tlmo the District Board pass cd a resolution authorizing the Press Committee to buy the necessary S iqulpmcnt and to establish a paper 4 jpreparedJ JOUrnalism end did not mako the enl I turemalnly because or a feeling o unfitnflllR Mnd linpreparedacee for euch r in undertaking Much of the complaint that came from newspapers was hue to the tactIi first that the newspaper oxpectedII omethlng when nothing was to be had and second that tho naturallyIetlcont farmers who composed the of icial bodies has a small Eenso of In sldent and no faculty of making a good story out of nothing Tho whole trouble with a farmers organization Is cine to misapprehension and lack of Information Farmers as a cInes are apprehensive and Inclined toilbe suspicious Any false reports In newspapers tend to create dIssatisfac- tion and unrest Conclusions drawn tram false data are naturally false It is tho wish of the hoard to bo Indirect communication with tho mom icrs of the society and It hopes to find means of establishing such commun cation Tho present campaign will result in a complete mailing list of all growers In and out of tho pool This will enable the board to reach evory member by circular letter The matter too of a newspaper devoted to tho Interests of the grower is under consider itlon Much has been accomplished much remains to bo accomplished Be rpatient and lend a hand I WILL POOL AS ONE MAN IN MASON A Mnysvlllo dlnpatch to the Cincinnati nquirer suys Thn last four days hens ovelopod tatter conditions which now hid air to chow it veiglutier crop or white Ordinarilyieptenihcr proparlitItiostCacreagelightly to i tar below This singular condition woVmhearm of the Plant seem stifled no thatne plant will attain luxuriant BrOjvth iIuarTcChttialt loud nun yetrs crop of toaccc has01 coit the raiser as much woik andovrryfiH Cornier crops theVtiitel wheizLieI I rt i F i iIi TOBACCO SUPPLEMENT 8 JI IIITTBurley Society May Prevent trt Sale of Non Pooled Tobacco Scheme To Head Off Dumpers Announced In I Fevguson1xfLexington Herald VERSAILLES Ky Aug 23 Follow Ing A meeting here this afternoon at which ringing aaddrcsscs wero d livered by Miss Alice Lloyd and Mr A L Ferguson of the Burley Society executive board Mr Lister Withers spoon chairman of tho County Board of Control expressed tho confident opinion that tho bulk of the tobacco of Wood ford county would soon be slgncd In tho pool Until today no work had been done In Woodford but voluntary sign ers this afternoon bavo already put a considerable acreage under contractt Men Head List AProminentt by Mr J Nr Camden George McLood Louis Mar- shaU Li Charles B Sulllvann Eugene 1Lillard Lister Wltherspoon and other growers whoso influence in the county Is great Several or them enter the pOOl purely out of puVMIc spirittt being Independent of any bfejoflt that may accrue About 5000 acres are In cultivation In this county and from the Impetus given the pooling movement hero tol day It Is predicted that a large PC 11 1tcent of It will be dcclared in b I October first- Attitude Toward Those Outside A featur of the address of Mr Fcit tt- S guson hero today was definition of policy of those In the pool toward those I who remain outside Ho said that ho believed officials of the Burley Societyyiwould say to the Trust Buy our to i banco first and we will sell at a reason able price buy from outsiders and wo will snake you pay dearly for what 13i tin tho pool Such protection he said was duo those who had staked their Interests I t and ho predicted that tho outsider willI 4 find no market for a pound of his to 1bacco until every pound of the pooledI i tobacco Is sold and paid for I IIl Every Grower to be Booked t Mr Ferguson said that tho Burley Society did not propose that this year its enemies should ride on its back toI the goal of high prices Every grower Is to be classified for or against theI pool and those who rofueo to co operate aro to be listed in a yellow bookc ll By October tho society will bo able to tell with exactness how much tobacco has been signed and how much Is on the outside and unices 75 or 80 p Pbr cent Is lu tho pool ho said that It wouil be declared off and all join In a mory race to market HIt address dealt with the contract and the policies of the Burley Tobacco Society and a cordial reception was accorded what hep had to say t iP Mr Ferguson SpeaksI tto Mr Ferguson devoted his remarks i to the contract for the 1909 crop cm IIn phaslzlng especially the advantages of the commingling and handling com pany clauses He said It seems strange Indeed after our victory of last year that thin grower would have to- tbe urged to protect himself and his hneighborwere some clouds caused by differ bCUCOBBurley Tobacco Society but these A have been cleared away and both organizations tI are working shoulder to shoulder for the Success of this pool lyandi 1 When any one looks Into the merits b of this pledge and will glvo It even 1 Is cursory study ho must abandon any IIf argument against It It Is founded c upon business experience and Intended to protect farmers interests ij I P ItProved Good By Trial I t t Last year 70 per cent of tho grow Vers In the pool commingled their totl bacco Onco tried they would work tta under no other arrangement In tho formerpool this commingled tobacco itt was the backbone of It and had It i not been for the commingling we would not have gained tho victory that we boast Through misrepresentation numerous growers were Induced to dump their tobacco Agents ot the American Tobacco Company the ware house companies went among them toandf b unlossjtheyn j I their crops entirely Once commingled i no grower can sell bin crop Thorn will be no secession under this pledgem Itis Imperative that wo stand aj11I hcommonmcurItymore democratic Every ono shares likeIiI I Sells for Higher PriceslBy commingling tobacco exact classl flcatlon causes It to grade at least 100w per hoghead higher There are thirty j I r even grades and no single crop can se graded to advantagelaI 1 It prizingarI and honest prizing means t tprices Exact grading will enable the tho tonantmfacturorButted to his needs and It will not have to bo hand sorted Ho will pay rI6 for tho benefit As to tho 10 per cent clause Its purpose I Is simply to enable the grower to handle store finance and Insuro his own tobacco In the last pool you paid paautInsuring storing freight and drayage wi and reduced weights and did not ovonIgot tho scratch of a pen In return Mind you this vast sum of money repprI nwonted tho profits of banks saa2anvetnleatrtemplateswill save OU this entire sum and I fUwillj neCommendsCarping critics have attacked the management of the society and havo directed shafts of criticism against i Pesldent LeBus I want to say hel Jo the most farsighted man I have ever seen In Instances we have dlf fered from him but In tho end his will wisdom has stood out supreme and his judgment has never led tho Burloy a I Tobacco Society astray His tact andjto courage and business acumen have saved you hundreds of thousands of InstanctseUiboardpledges wore to bo signed forWhlChjj thtobaccofwvvtf JfciJUi U1U hove that tho party making tho proposition wielded tho power ho claim ed He had faith In your manhood and you vindicated It so instead of the pooling costing 250000 It cost only 50000 It was his Judgment and poise that saved you 200000 Blue Grass Must Take Stand This Is tho most momentous quos tlon before tho Stata and combination Is the first tnomentouu question before the nation Organization Is the rule i oven down to news boys and boot blacks Wo no longer have an open market wo are many sellers meeting ono buyer Tho equation must bo balanced To those who boMevo that Woodford county will not pool the bulk of her- r tobacco I say that I bollovo the many hood of Woodford county to bo of a higher order I believe that you will1 pool 95 per cent Tho grower of the Blue Grass shall not ride through to success on tho back of the planter of the hills us ho did last year If you do not want this pool wo will1 close it October first and Join you in a raco to market Loose Loaf Market In the past the buyers have told you o bring In your tobacco and they wouldI- pay I you what they pleased Today tho loose loaf warehouses tell you to youIl Company Thoy are simply a toll gate Theres lsl to give a semblance of competition If there is a difference between tho oldI and the new form of opposition I favor the old Tho Governors Prediction Governor Wlllson mado tho predlc tlon that If the last pool wero prose uted It would drive Kentucldans to other states and property would de crease in value Instead property has apIyou sign this pledge can his predictions come true There is a lot of talk about this 10 i per cent reserve not bolng fair to tho mall grower He has been paying 50I er cent to tho American Tobacco Comtany and not getting a scratch of a pen show for It Under this plan he will Invest 10 per cent but will get It back profits every year If all tobacco oft 19067 had boon commingled we would have received 25 cents War on the Outsider The dumper feeds the Trust We do not propose to allow the outsider o ride in on our backs this time We ave sent to Missouri West Virginia Tennessee and Indiana to determine ow much is grown lu those districts hhosebooks for i yellow in color for those who do notaOn October first wo will know exactr what percent of tobacco Is signed and unless 75 per cent or SO per centtt In the pool wo will declare It off the pool goes through I believe ofl1w aIs of the Burley Tobacco Society t will go to tho American Tobacco Comrntt any with tho proposition Buy the pooled tobacco and wo will sell It at a a reasonable price but wo must protect t ose who havo cast their fortune wIth So 4f you buy tobacco outside thep pool what we have will cost you dearaventure the assertion that every pound of pooled tobacco will bo soldt midI paid1 for bcfcro s single outsider can dispose of so much aa a tubIIi Miss Lloyd Eloquents eloquentitallt J ment what Its success meant to thecwhole stale to education to charities public Institutions to churches to omes to comfort and culture She said In part all that you do not conll sume In R day you store away In money or property Is money thing to be despised 1 What deter I ines the number of rooms In your i ofome What determines how long youw ay keep your children In college What determines whether you shall vo medical attention when there isockneSs In tIre home What affordso you recreation and vacations If you alk or ride havo comforts and cul goodIjj goodd urches bud preachersmoney regu bterido are things of first importance are Intlespensaablo things Yet for ma nal ends money Is the agent upon which tho world relies and its pursuit must bo a worthy purposesBrains Versus f In Urn absence of a crowd ItS reat- ns had characterized meetings else j1thoj1i st years because ho worked his brain rWhatJ s money getting below high Ideals remember that when Judge Gregory f esumed to call KentUcky to order heb id this wan a commercial propo b d tho CourlerJournal saId the tooublemoney Ono might have thought that dge Gregory had never needed a 7ever collected a subscription taMoneymost desirable endsCTobacco Will Replenish Treasuryce Whoa tho tobacco grower the man whoso crop Is Kentuckys mainstay gets a fair price for his product there one be money In tho treasury Then when we need a library or money for church or a school wo will not havo go to the East and ask millionaires 44 4 P4 t I I L to dole Ii purpesesM ThoIcntucltyevery necessity and much that hLO tobaccoforM FellowmanSomo as Ion g as they are doing well enough they fortunatecannot appreciate that ho Is his brothers keeper In tho higher sense Ii o must look to his condition and try to Improve It out of Eolfdofenso Everyman has a direct interest In this brotherhood and the promotion of prosperlly This thing of combinations has como to stay You cannot sit on a nail leg and whittle it out of existence It has been clearly shown that there Is moroj harm In destroying tho trusts than IIn mayjtheir ova weapons There has been a great deal of talk about tho nightl rider and many crimes havo been credited to him blamo for some of which belonged elsewhere In the gren law of tho balance of nature thero ma be palliation for his crimes in bringing us to appreciate his oppressed and enslaved condition Good May Come of Evil Like tho trusts bo has committed i 0jgoodago I took occasion to ask a number of public men In Kentucky to give a definition of the rights of a citizen about which wo hear much without using the term Itself Think of I f yourselves a minute What a right Mr Clay of Bourbon county has been talking recently about Inherent I rights yet he was ono In the ConstltuIh tlonal Convention who declared that there wore no natural and inalienable nirightsdemand wero those ho fought for or 5IcouldI know Is that those righto are condlI lions necessary to tho development or continued existence of an Individual orof a species I abhor anarchy and condemn violence but I believe In the I good of the masses before the good ot tire individual If any man or set omen put themselves In tho way otI progress they should take tho hazard of ill fortune Into consideration Lot us of Kentucky stand together because i of brotherly love We deprecate 10ii lence and would counsel nothing thatt unnelghbOrlY1hutneighborly thingjj PROMINENTFARMER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY Question 1909 Grot The following was written by a well known Montgomery county farmer who has In recent years boon a grower of much tobacco and has been sent to us with a request for publication The Question of pooling this yearsn crop of tobacco Is now the topic ofrf1 tho grower There is certainly one question to bo decided and that ili will j It bo tho host thing to pool WasI tho 1007 pool a success Did you make notirapj hard fight Tho writer had his 1907r onolandwould have boon pleased with 8 cents This tobacco was delivered at tire ware ouse In Winchester In July 100S We lave so far received J12RG per hundred nd II will likely got from 1h to 2 cents In tire final distribution- To a great majority of us farmers the salaries paid tile officials of thlsl Burley Society seem excessive but lwn wo think of what they have done to accomplish what the business world Ijdeale planhate paying basis Wo can If tho present ii- ool Is a success sell our tobacco at good price for the rest of our lives I gothoI fso Just man can deny that the pool ng of tho 190C and 1907 crops not only j old the pooled tobacco at a big price j I hut the Independents who did not briar i their proportion of tho burdens re fully as much benefit as his neighbor who did the work Wo have nothing to say of our brother farmer who received the benefit without bear ug tho burdens IIo also must answer I HIheI great state of ours has tho reputation ili endowing to her sons his answer ill satisfy all I 1 Tho 10 per cent clause seems tob t orry some To our minds that is f tho best things In tho contract No ne but tho different county boards know what It means to do business 1and3 savedb1007 and 1908 If throve een money in the treasury to advance to the needy grower who was In sore distress for tho necessities of life Does any scnolblo man for ono moment doubt that tins it will not be better dividend bearing counjtttjto t t tho coon es In the Burley district If you doubt their honesty anti business capacity ouIi can easily satisfy yourself by askng at their homes hay those men 11orBllrIIleSltsflombacco per pound Some say wo canSnot afford to hold our tobacco a year or more Dont you know that ift 1 5 or 80 per cent of tho 1000 crop pooled that more than half of It will behken aa soon as stripped Wo h fioompany They are a business con rn and It Is likely we would do as they have done If placed Ih their posl tlon lint docs any farmer doubt for I moment that this great tobacco ttl company would not prefer to buy In 10000 hogsheads lots It would nut only bo cheaper and much moro sails factory for when the tobacco Is conl h l t a S 4k S I y i t overtalike If tho 1909 pool falls whore will I tjyou market your tobacco You must either ship to tine city warehouses or sell to the speculator at homo Think of It You aro most certain ly between tho devil and the deep bluo sea I cannot believe but what a 1ar- per cent of our farmers will pool their crops and settle tho tobacco business on a paying basis for the years to como Do not Jet these little side Issues trouble you at all but pool your cror i and put the Burley Society firmly o Its feet and settle the tobacco bustI neso for all time A B THE TOBACCO CONTRACT Tine pooling contract under consldI oration by the Burley Tobacco SocietyI is to Central Kentucky no less im portant than the water contract is to bllteto tho United States If this contract Is adopted If the Burley Tobacco Company is establish cd If one crop is pooled and sold un der this plan the tobacco growers will1 1 IndependttjoclotyywlllThere will no longer bo any question as to Its permanency- It is remarkable that an institution has managed to do a business of nearly i i20000000 without capital Ten peri jcent of this years crop would provide the capital neceKry to carry on this business It would establish tho per munent means for handling and financ IllS pooled crops It would transform anttogethersc largely by sentiment Into a substantial institution with a sound business basis Neither the public nor the tobacco growers can stand every year the Jnerveracklng strain of a campaign to pool the tobacco according to the old plan If this years crop cannot bon pooled with some provision for a dod inllo and permanent business organlza tlon It IB hardly worth while to pool1 at all The Burley Society must come to some such plan as this or it must dissolve Tho elimination of last years crop flwas a performance that cannot easily be repeated It will not do to pro Ijceej with a plan that would oven look to the cutting out of a crop next year as a possible means ot success If the 1009 crop can bo pooled ac cording to the proposed plan The Ga zette believes the pool will bo suioesb fully disposed of to tho satisfaction ofr the grower and that the success of this soars pool will put the organization of tho growers In position to exorcist some control over the amount of subnn sequent crops without even a hint ofr threat or Intimidation on the part afI anybody Kentucky Evening Gazette 0 FIGURES SHOWING WHAT GROWERS HAVE GAINED From Lexington Herald1 Editor LesMngton Herald Will youI allow me to give some figures show lag what the Clark county ly to bacco growers have gained by pooling i their 1900 and 1907 crop Clark County growers pooled 2877048 pounds lot tobacco out of the 190G crops and jnC05999 pounds out of tho 1007 crop Figure the J90C crop at 6 cents per pound and the 1907 crop at 7 cents per pound and wo nave 42924281 for tho two crops Well posted men ropsloUMcounty growers have boon and will lot pale in cash above all expenses for theg J190G crop 3n72777 and for the Icrop they lava received nod will ree eelvo about 17t6752S making a total of 80895005 they will receive for the two crops Deduct what the two crops total at tho prices given atove fromc what the growers will rccilve end we have 37970781 that th growers I p1ollnItwoIB continued see what an enormous sum of money It will bring to Kentucky Shall we throw away all of thp ncnoy becaiiho outS president was pi Id1 moreras a salary than some think that he l should havo been paidOClark county growers havo paid minttt for Insurance on their tobacco nearly 20000 without a toss of ono cent front r lire Would It not 1m best for the Ji 0growersas the present pledge provllllIJJ- S t JI THE ONLY SANE THING Wo have never doubted that there f would bo a pool of tho 1909 crop of Burley tobacco That those who were In the pools ot 190G7 should bo fmr foolish as to allow a proposition thntIj r hue wrought them so much of I o fall does not Scott within tho tlounds4 favored tho pooling of tho crop and lby notwithstanding this fact that thorn ir have been things dono ot which intiny of tho growers did not approve T et tholr profits have BO far counter these things that they must of necessity pooltoIt the crop Is pooled and a price of t from 15 to 20 cents per pound Is toin of cclvcd for It with tho prospects of the biggest and best crop tim district hao ever produced hard times ought h bo about over for our people and prosperity for years lntho future On tho other hand should J i thy fall to pool nnd tine price this year drop to as low ng 10 cents periclf pound they will find themselves s bud a fix a year or so honco as they were In before they orgitnlwl ite only sane and sensible thing for- heni to do Is to pool Grant County ews W t IVMrsI IV stO I t 1600 miles for tho sake of that American women excel prmlulI ors She Is to bo her husband and they expect cover fty mIles a day i o Doing In want of a steady reliable Korvaut a lawyer advertised as fol lows WantedA girl with simple piastesfluuhy clothes not flighty mustnt gad about or exchange remarks with any casual pedestrian Some frlond sentfJ 1 lillii a baby New York Sun SOCIETY PRESIDENT I CANNOT BE ISSUEE He Is Elected For One Year Only and Choice la Always With Grower eThere has been an unwise effort on the part of some to make tho preslI dent of tho Burley Tobacco Society an Issue Tine president cannot be a Issue Ho Is elected by the Districts Board to servo for one year Ills term not offlco expires October 1 when Ui1IC growers through their chosen ropr sentatives may elect any man whettt they think will give them tho service The matter of salary has also been unduly magnified A salary Is largo or small according to tho service rendered and tho rtsulta accomplished If the Incoming board thinks n rala take In salaries has been made they can easily change It It Is not neces sary to smash a whole machine iIn order to tighten one screw THE NET SHOWING FOR CLARK COUNTY The growers of Clarlc county received a net avcroRo of 11121 per hundred poundsi for tho 100C crop sold through tho lion Iey Tobacco Society This Is very eatls factory conslderliiR the fact that the ClorlcIII county crop was stored In to1eghctni tho farmers pnckctn after every char of every nature had been paid and shrink age allowed fo- rGETTING TOGETHER As this supplement goes to press the press dispatches announce tho accept- anCe of the compromise proposition of the Burley Tobacco Society by tho Tobacco Branch of the Society of Equity in convention at Bowling Greeni This will simplify matters and dimJI nate Internal dissensions leaving only the question of pool or not pool to be decided by the tobacco growers I It is confidently predicted that 80 perl cent of tho tobacco In the Burley belt I will be pooled within the next three weeks Eqthuslastic meetings have been hold In Trimble and Carroll couni ties within the last low days addressed1 LenUGjllssi of tho Burley pledge and tho outlookI Is exceedingly bright Mr LoBjug Is quoted as making the offer of his head as a football If tho pool does not succeed Why not male the pool unanimous WILL HELP THE POOLi trustII trustIntreaJRopponliiff uny pool tills your 11011 CassltiM M Clay linn taken the stump III opposition to army pool whatever claiming that th former pool wan a failure a fraud and a groworrMrB furmrr that six rents ID onoush for tobacco IIcentjII IIhllntI J II I burley OUtrlct It 1m doe Vs hello that I hlM entrance Into the light wilt have a Rocd1 fatfunll J advent Dover News t POOLING SENTIMENT FAST GROWING I It t Reports from Mason Bracken Pen dlelon Robertson Fleming Kenton Harrison Clark Kayottc Woodford j Montgomery and Indeed all tho coon t ties frcm which reports havo been re ceived aro that the pooling sentimentl rows rapidly Now that the mindsI f the people are onco again on tho withstandIthoonly protection Is In con t tartedt protection They will not turn their bucks on a good thing BURLEY TOBACCO CROP ViLL- a3E 50000000 POUNDS BIGGER Notwithstanding the excessive heavy of the past few months which 1 did material damage to the tobacco bythoshowAthat thprn will Itn Hit Inrropan In production of Burly Tobacco of 50C thcll 00000 pounds in tho Burley IIIrheIIIIln i roln with this considered it IsIi thought tho output will be Increased 25 per cent I 4IIi HEMAINDER SOON FORTHCOMING The 1190rpool Ipreceivel 11IinIvleentto recent sale of tobacco not taken the Independents aro collected tho remaining 10 per cent will bo paid t probably not later than September 1 gHuAND A CHALLENGE I u1pratIccej tItobRlfIt 10issloict IiaIthrOIlJh foo1101a fuiiRim growth that thrives jut now I I IIrCIIIV nilIlft I tho fnrmers of the burley district IInll a- miranen to their nmintnlnlng fair prices why thfyro it too I I I 0 T iCANVASS IN OTHER OTATES j tl1ThotrstIIIvlatletoier lIrt ami will be taken Into eon 1WburleySELF PROTECTIONNO MORE mIIeading trcIIreithmlpingof A LIFE PRESERVER There tli no more pxeuso for having InhI erol with n tobacco grower bintoIontcrop under present It ure would be to arsua lIhII drowning mart pro1lJrverrenchrhli IGrab iti JUDGE OREAR AGAIN ON STUMP FOR POOL From Lexington Herald BEDFORD Ky Aug 1ly rnun trymon make this pool a SUCCPKB at all reasonable anti moral hazards Whbn Judge ORoar of the 1entmiek Court of Appeals delivered this rins Ing sentence this afternoon a crowdi Jftf flagdecked speaking stand In th aIilIPlauseThe gathering of tobacco growers sppaklngnot over until utterS1 A band nvt President LeBua ann gave frwiutit concerts and serenades during the day Many stood for hours to hoar the speaking Tonight the local board prc diets that every crop In Trimble cots ty will b0 In the pool Judge oRear Chief Speaker Judge ORear was the chief paKr of the day though ho shared honors with Miss Lloyd President LrBis Mr O L Ferguson oid Mr E 13 King amii Dan Vooris Miss Lloyd1 wa IIn cn ovation nnd had to respond to rail for la second speech Mr Ferguson lX plained the contract In detail and President LeBm as the last speaker held the crowd interested lie rnirri1 wascunanimousThe of Miss Lloyds aJdreas was tho redemption of Kentucly in an economic way and she mado a srongS appeal for union Judge ORear quotedII statistics to show that 75 per riot atr tho White Burley Is produced In lOen tucky and cannot be grown to ahan tao elsewhere Therefore lie Raid Kentucky fixes tho price If this iI I equitable tho holo state win beneii I I and prosperity rule Traces History of Organization Ho traced the development of I ganlzatlon and cooperation from tlKI I I centuries back sad said time far ne I tho backbone of public welfare isrI alono unorganized He said the farimr I was now forced to organize ludpaI ORear treated tine law of supply ardI demand and said tho farmer muittt t look to the supply end Speaking of the contract he midI I that ho passed on contract ten lIlollthsII In tho year nnd wouM not give an If opinion on this on lilt vacation hIltII after reading It several Itimes wasI willing to say unofficially hit wasI vastly superior to that trut contract of 1005 or to the warehouse contract I of earlier days when tobacco sold for I a song Groat applause greeted thisI statement As to the complaint con t corning the expenses he recalled the days when a grower received a col t umn of expenses and only enough money to fill a tea cup Better LeBus Than the Trust Ho said ho would rather pay Mr IeBus 25000 In salary and got seven teen cents for hIs tobacco than to get seven cents and pay the trust 3000 000 In tho union of farmers ho painted a glowing picture of prosperity haPI1YI homes and better schools He aldI the victory of tine growers last year was merely a skirmish and urged them not to desert their guni Are you to ho quitters h asked Your fathers wore not The trust Is manned by people who are not quit ters Appeals to Patriotism Ho said tho pool appealed to theI judgment manhood and patriotism of J tho peoploHo closed with A nngI appeal to the growers HS a KentnrVlan t with tho eyes of tho state upon hcm I and their welfare In the balance SOUND SENSE I T I F Walton a former Mar on 1IltyII farmer but now living In Fayett hasithis to say on the tobacco question i It scouts to me that there jis a greati deal being said und printed 1I01a Ii about the Burley Tobacco Society and I by people that dont know nn tiling bout the society or Un busings Thoy t are tho same old gang that eau d us all tho trouble In 100G anti 1fn7 Ililiey never grow n stalk of tobacco nor dol I they manufacture n pound Ith y l tho same old farmers friend tthat ant a chunk out of your yrar in liars s for tho salary paid Mr lritiH I t that to my county chinmmi C Patrick and I have falk1In sec my judgment n betterI biisin man farmer In Fayclte cotinty Jli1 so cvpvy other Hurler RIOWM celII Now this body of men stay tin Will I pay Mr LcBug so much I l ho s worth It and I am sat gp should all Burley growers 1 b I Tho Burley Tobacco So has I aId to tho growers about tv mil I ons of dollar for tho 11i crop hey gave the grower 1 its per ound for tobacco that wr ft and- etained 2 per cent For 1907 crop they will pay the f wr an average of 17 cents per pmn dI Cr all tobacco that was sweet without vithlholding any per count Did vc l rower barn his stuff handle as heap I nevor hoard of It I fore i Hardly a drop In tho biicKol I tho pounds had been pod on he Loulsvlllp Cincinnati or Lexing 11 market It would hnvo en tt some here near 1000000 For e ry dol r they have taken out of my crop r expenses they huvo girmi nftyI over and above what I would imvo re- oivoci Hero In one that will stand nd take the stuff as long an ihry dish out the way they have nni willt thoIdelll s I o days tho farmers got thlr i thee here Is not a nine that can i ko a just kleIn for they havo all n cer il knowledge received t Ii game And shared equally lionhgshtnrg Tlmo Domocrat T 18r09 11 n HAT SUCCESS THIS YEAR SANS t The success of ths loon Ibi pooh oans more to the furnicr f dlIiet the Stnto and the nut Inn nI Copletnlize It rnennn true Ipdevien I anhood trltiniphMiit for the 1111 bet r cducntloiml fnellltlen for Itin lilclrein the Stats a higher v II1P for I farni to f C IIh1ghereal tlc her and Imiudor mid noliiir III rlicooI hnd womanhood In every nfitlnii J tail morons Just tIne opposIte I It light Uld gloves are not too bndly 1th1 I ilII lift 1 gHElBY SENTINEL FOR iANOTHERi BURLEY POOL Declares Success of Last IYear Is a Fine Object for Farmers 111Lcsson J3UST IS ATTACKED Qiicstion Is Held Ono of Business Not of Temper r and Fanaticism Under tho caption Pooling tho Crop tho Shelby Sentinel says ETho recent mooting of tho Board of tho Burley Tobacco Soolety will go on record as the best evidence of the vitality of tho organization In the faco of a thousand farmers move ments that havo been failures that of Itobacco stands out In strong light as a successful fight made by tho tiller of tho soil T As a fine object lesson of the bene fits of sticking together It could not jA heat 1 It Is true that tho effort was made bytho trust and Its agents to sow tho seed of discord but thank heaven but few took root or thrived The belief Is entertained by thoso In a position to know that the present crop will be pooled and Its great mag nitude will give but an added and an Increased argument to the benefits of poolingIt be expected In a short time after the pledge IA signed that the nefarious work of the agents of tho trust will begin anew This Industry will have new designs and If possible more hellish than ever before DP praved men stop at nothing not oven murder If It can be done tinder cover The paid enemies of the farmer are all known by this time and their measure can bo taken With a united effort by tho farmer these enemies can easily bo routed from the field Shelby county will fall In line with the other Burley counties and will mako a better showing than over b fore An Instanco may be cited horn and there of some not going to pool but these will be more than offset by others coming In to take their places The question of pooling la one of business and not ono of temper or fanaticism Let the standard of thU question rlso to Its true dignity and there will be no fight It Is when tho question Is allowed to degenerate that the troubles begin Let not this move ment degenerate and Mr Farmer take our word for It you can get anything you want THE BURLEY SOCIETY The success of those who managed tho pooling of tho 1906 and 1907 crops of Burley tobacco was well nIgh pfc nomonal The wisdom and perspvor mince of tho leaders of the movement was equaled only by the courage ant patience of tho farmers whose crops wero In the pools It takes a game man to tie up his money crop for two years In a venture of this character but the Burley district and as for that matter tho black patch all well was full of tho exact quality of courasi necessary for such a struggle a re sulted Tho full history of the priva ions many endured rather than brenlc the pledge will probably never lra written Those men wore horoej everyone of them To the general plan of starving out tho farmers tho tobacco trust added evory Infamous device it could Invent In the effort to break the pool In reviewing these efforts cnn is struck with the similarity fotwpon thorn and tho methods used by thC Brit- Ish In tho attempt to stamp out th growing spirit of liberty in the colon at the opening of tho Revolution Bt the trust found that although thp farmer could not retaliate if he had bitwilling to do so In tho Invention mini1 execution of underhand method tint he could play the starvation gnu n awhllo himself Finally tho trust 11111 ed tobacco to supply Its tremendous trade It had bought the few crops out side the pool nnd Its stockholders wanted dividends Weeks passedii months wont by the trust had 1101 r met defeat but It had never encounter cd such a foe before The sons aJgrandsons of tho men who defwl Packenhams veterans at New Oran and who unfurled the stars and stripra over the palace of the Montezumas had their fighting blood up Tho su pemo test clime when the call to cut out tho 1008 crop was mnde but It was met as every other test had been met and victory came Now It lapropoged to pool the j93 Crop A most excellent torn of pledge has boon prepared by the officers of tho society and tho work of organ Ing the pool will begin soon Tho ex perience of the other campaign and Us splendid results coupled with tia certainty that In the absence of a pool the trust will force the prlco down to a ruinous figure ought o mftko the task easier this time Ken tucky State Journ- alTRUSTWORTHY MEN AND TRUE HOME RULE irttheirfltltftho vote of a cnpabl honest maul Is I nut better to trust your man If h iecnpabln nod tnintworthy than to Hri iini to vote ns you would tint vote yourHf yoUr hum heart the dlKCiuxion Set t a inirceap9n8ItcIe for result but Rive lilm t a SB cit1ii owa jud cnuMit when It comes to methods nnd msammures thrilancexcept to tell somo one vine what to do- A mnnn bmlncM rword IIn tho ntt eoriimnntary on his business judgment the business rwonl if lbs n SorntyThot actual growers of burley othuoco ought IktHto the pollry uf th Hurley Toba- o Society not men who live outild tha belt or who do not grew tobacco This U trua home rule doctrine WELCOME SHOULD AWAIT SOLICITORS ths905leeJ oughtopliesi c s rttILj7 TOBACCO SUPPLEMENT iiI I ISketch of the Enslavement j- fI Grower and His Emancipation I Combination of Warehouses j the First Octopus With I I Which Grower Had to v Battle Trust Eventual ly Dethroned ThiiJand now the Lamb Binds the Butcher I In Brackou countyt IB the lato flxIlES a grower of tobacco delivered blS crop in winter order and received at the warehouse 30 centi per poJnd from the ground up At thE time there wert compotitlv buyers In the country ami tliX llald close to the market prkv on tba allC lion breaks and depended for tblr I roflta on their judgment of the quaiit and their ability to pack it to bette advantage than the farmer because of a larger quantity In their purchase irora which to select and pack the var uus types often selecting extra fine hogsheads from the entire lot whlcl no farmer could hope to do from ia single crop By way of parenthesis iIt might be said that this is an ailvantag the Burley Tobacco Sceletyrpccs to gain for the grower by oojimlnsllni the pooled tobacco Instead of havlni it handled In crop lots by n lirlduali Supply and Demand Controlled There was little cause for complain and It was seldom that a buyer went broke but On the contrary many ot them made good money on their in vestments The growers were tatistitt with the prices paid al they wen will Ing that the buyer should have a show and the warehouse companies in com petition with each other labored f- orI the legitimate commission for soling and showed no favoritism between the farmershipper and the country deal er In those good days of prices ruled hy uncontroled supply and demand If the farmer thought he was not get tIns the value of his crop from the I dealer he could prize and put It on the open market with the assnrano that he would pet the worth of his crop according to merit on the auc tlon breaks Combination Germ Takes Hold A little later the germ of rombina tlon entered Into the tobacco trade To gain the favor and the trade of th larger buyers an understanding was reached between the warehouses thp manufacturers and brokers ant this country buyers which resulted in th farmers tobacco being knodvd off 1 hid or two lower than that of the deal er until It became generally known that he could not expect more for hlR tobacco on thn breaks than his had been offered by the dealer at By this means the countryhompII wan favored to such an extent grower found It more profitable to sollll at home at a continuously decresMni price The familiar announcement of thc autcloneers Thin Is a rop1nt put up by the farmer hlnwlf ostrn Mhly made to boost the lot as SOPT thing1 partlcuarly line and put nj i straight really served as a rue to thi buyer to cut thi bidding short Warehouses Become Oppressors H was not until later that tho corn nf combination spread to thin warp bouses thetnpelvoF Inmpeitlnn hI SUSPICION LIKE- OVERGONfIOENGE A HURTfUL AGENI Carping Critios Ban FUii SupportGloomy BURLEY LEADKKS FAITHFUL TO TRTS Heads of the Organlutlon Mut BII Representative of Constituency and Are Subject to Displacement Without Notice at 4 4AnyTime Dlitnwt fit the I rs is ore qnof the recent fricmi in thr v belt Overconfldenr i n miatrK ftI makes one subject to ubus s i11 other hand lntligit confidence is i Bolutely necessary tn rivilUtd life man except Kubln m Cruso brfi r hI found his man Friday ever IIl1i without trusting someone AntI takf It all In all how many more pooplo are trustworthy than untrustwonhy We trust people every day of our liv i and In the majority of cues our trust t Is not betrayed The officers of the Burley TobaenI Society have guarded well the inter fBU of the people and whilo there have been gloomy surmises ast0 what might happen nothing ever has happened that was to their discredit anlI their sharp eyed critics have triedL bard to find something to divulge I If you cannot trust your pr snt pre clnct and county chairman elect Mini one that you can trust Surely ever precinct and eery county has at least one man capable and trustworthy iti It has not let us In very shame lenv off talking about the Iniquities of the American Tobacco Company and de Ivote ourselves to building up the morale of our own people heforethePresidentf faith In ones fellowmen He said In partIn order to accomplish anythlPf great a man must have two sides utt- his J goodness a personal side and asocial sIde He must be upright himI goolIntentionsabout him We recognize tho first of these things We know that the loader must have principles of his own that I definIteID 1 I twccn the various commission houses r gave way to combination and It was j then that tho country buyer felt thc I lash they had been laying upon the growers The warehouses became I dealers In secret But they still reed cd tho small dealers as a cloak to hIde their secret transactions They would say to tho dealer Go out and buy a big purchaso of tobacco in your sec Ion Pay an average of ten cents for good crops Never mind the money well furnish all you want All we ask Is a mortgage on your farm to cover possible contingencies and as an evidence of good faiths You are sure to winMany of the best landowners of the Burley district swallowed tho bait When the purchase was put on the market behold Usa bottom had fallen out The buyers vero told tho tobacco was not up to type that they mustt havo tho money loaned couldnt wait f longer tobacco must bo sold for what u It would bring at auction it was sold at a loss to thi dealer and the ware house became the purchaser and in many cases tho dealers farm went with the purchase Ho was not the Judge of tobacco they had taken him I for was the consolation he got for I tho loss of his farm Trust Enters As False Friend 3 About this time tho combination bug got into Mr Dukes wool He couldnt seo why tho warehouses should get the dealers tobacco and then spring tho price on him Ho began to fenco I around the warehouse comblno and getcc his supply from tho farmer direct lIgnoring tho warehouses This looked good to the growers and they thought they had found a friend In the bigII trus and relief from the warehouse comulnc Tho producers had been getting the I raw end of tho coal all along but now tho biggest combine ol all had como to their relief after eating up most of their enemiesCWith the bleaching bones of the commission warehouses tho independ ent manufactures aviI tho liquorice dealers left lying beside Its trail the great comblno tackled the last and sup I posedly tho weakest obstruction In its march to complete control of tho to bacco Industry But tho producer had been exposed I to tho little germ of organization and combination until ho had become thor oughly Inoculated And because of the I greatness of his number and the firm ness of his determination tho grower has refused to allow his bones to bleach on the sands yet awhile HeII has caged the combine that would make him a servant and a slave Tho bottom rail lIon top And by the grace of the Burley Tobacco Society pool the grower proposes to stay on top through evil report and good report We do not I think recognize tho sec ond of these things to an equal degree We do not appreciate how neces sary It Is for a man to believe In those about him just as far an ho can and cooperate with them just as fully ai ho can Yet this is also a condition of leadership No matter how high the ideals for which wo stand we cannot expect others to follow UK unless we have confidence In them We can 1not expect devotion if we return it with dIstrust Wo cannot expect co Operation unless we are prepared to give freely of our confidence McClellan know what to avoid hot ter than Lincoln or Grant but it was men of the typo of Lincoln or Grant who brought a united nation out of j the Civil War Tho prophets who pro ceded Jesus criticized the evils of their ttC Jtit a unptr1ng an dd Jcsuz himselft dat far greater length The thins that ho had and that they had not was tho belief In the essential goodness of humanity which would re pond positively to tho gospel of self sacrifice IIo that would follow In the footsteps of tho Master must bo pro wired not simply to stand upright himself but to have faith that others vin stand by him Below Is nn editorial on President JladJoys address Among tho many baccalajtreato ad dresses that havo been made through nut the country during tho last few weeks that of President Hadley of Yale is deserving of more than pass lug notice Tho ablo scholar who presides over this great university took for his theme the Importance of cultivating fiUUi in the goodness of ones fellows His message IB timely Wo nro living lln an ago when the tendency is strong Ito impute low motives to men who occupy positions of public rosponsj blllty It Is tho abuse of tho muck raking spirit that served its purpose hut may bo carried to a dangerous and unjust extreme With many pioplo it Is enough for a man to do a generous and unselfish art to make him tho object of Insinua ion that seeks to rob his service of all that is worthy Tho reflection upon our common human nature Is obvious The slur of tho cynic Is not alono an attack upon tho Individual toward whom It Is directed but upon all men in generalNext tho loss of faith in God the baa of faith In man is tho most seri Otis calamity that can happen tho race Tho hope of progress iU based upon belief In the essential possibilities of moan to advance to higher attainments of altruism and nobility The confirm ed motive hunter Is either himself a disappointed failure or corrupt at teirt Because ho has lost faith In his own blllty or worthiness of character tie affects want of confidence in his fellows The spirit should be dlscour agifdF It leads to a Iparalyzing pesslm IsnCfritBmoarB with a corroding virus I I t Ir all that Is best and most admirable Ir life President lIadley well pointed out In his address that faith in human nature is a necessary qualification for leadership lie Instanced Abraham Lincoln as a man who demonstrated the power Unit comes from belief In tho goodness and loyalty of others Few stronger Incentives to achievement can be found than high oxpecta tion on the part of ones associates It acts as a demand upon tho best that is in us to which our souls rise In earnest effort at satisfaction The old proverb Give a dog a bad name and hang him holds a world of truth as the reverse of this proposition When you label n man a thief ho is mighty apt to make good on tho label It is best to take conduct at its fact value It Is best to believe the best about men Charity declared Paul 2000 years ago beareth till things belleveth all things hopeth all things cndttreth all things A little moro charity in American business and political life could not help but make things brighter anti moro whole some HOME RULE KEYSTONE OF BURLEY SOCIETY Organization Is Democratic From Precinct to District Board of Control The Burley Tobacco Society Is n demo tthotobaccoi precinct chairman All tho precinct I countyboardcontrol elects from Its members a chalr man who Is known ns the county chairman md who represents his county on tho district board of control Tho president Is elected by tho district board and tho tx icutlvo committee Is appointed by the president nnd confirmed by tho district board A precinct chairman or a year chairman my be removed any day countyII preIclnctcounty board of control which holds theI Itipnt often weekly meetings The county hoard express their wishes through their chairman In the district board whloh meets always four times a year generally much tonerInformation Always Available- In tho absence of printed communications between tho ccntml ofllce and the members tho county chairman Is always II source of Information Ho Ian at the ounty hoard meetings give Information whIch tho precinct chairmen convey to their precincts The Hurley Society stands for home rule and It believes that majority rule vlll be all the moro satisfactory It tim rank And fill wilt not take snap Judgment on their chosen leaders hut will patiently try to learn why their leaders who nro fee to face with practical problems idopted one policy rather than another Sleet to omen good men and then trust md support them The strongest man Is weakened by distrust of those whom bo iorvoj It was cold of the worlds great st hero AntI ho did not ninny mighty vorks In that city because of their unbc 1pr Dont cripple or kill those who would orve you hy distrust nod Ingratitude Ex rclso Intelligent caution but pxereIso It Hther In the careful selection of your cpresentatlvea anti In the weighing otrl tIlts rather tiffin In dictating policies when YOII hnvp never seen your policies tried nnd when you are not familiar with the bus ness end of It If your mIll are right to begin with nn1 the results they secure are good their nethods rennet be so very I p hactII AN AXIOMATIC Will you pool or will you not pool Since thl phenomenal success of the hurley cci IIhoulInotto WEAK POINTS IN OLD PLEDGE CITED The Burley Society Hr Profited by Difficulties Previously Encoun tered PRESENT CONTRACT TO BE PERPETUAL Important Changes in Former Plan Discussed by One of the Attorneys Ina speech before the District Board when the 1909 contract wasi under consideration Attorney D L Pendlqton pointed out weak points in the pledge which served tho former pool Ho said Last night your attorneys together with your committee discussed prac tlcally all the important changes made In this pledge from the pledge used In 190G and 1907 There ore points In this pledge that are materially dif ferent and most Important and which we believe will help the society not only in regard to pooling this years crop but in carrying this on as a per manent organization To begin with it is a mistake that tvo should have n different pledge each year That was a great mistake in 900 and 1907 Suits were brought that Involved both of these pledges tho terms and conditions were differ ent and there arose serious compllca LIons Tho time has come when the society should adopt a pledge that can- O used as long as the society continues in business and it should be prepared with the utmost care For hat reason we discussed carefully this pledge yesterday in all Its phases and not only passed on those things In tho ledgo but considered other things hat might have been put in it Important Legal Point One very Important point has been irought out by the decision of the ourt of Appeals and that Is the necessity of setting out explicitly that It Is a pledge that Is mutually entered nto by all the various signers It Is a large part of the consideration that others sign It as well as yourself in hat way binding you to them and each to tho organization so that you cannot get out without Injuring them neither can any withdraw without injuring the organIzation At the outset that was tho particular consideration of this ledge setting out that It was mutual In Its nature Following that up there Is another condition In this pledgo that was not In tho former pledges that tho signor of this pledge becomes II member of this organization You havo a loose organization so far as Its icmbershlp is concerned You have n company with its charter filed In this county at the clerks office Those wbo sign that charter are charter mom barR It might be If you did not look closely to it that this organization would bo held to bo merely a corpora tlon formed to act in a commercial way as agent but If In your pledge ou provide that the signer of this From Owen County News- HeraldSTATEMENT OF EXPENSE Showing What It Cost to Handle the 1906 and 1907 Crops of Owen County Pooled Tobacco One Hundred and Fortysix Thousand Dollars Paid to Warehouses and Handlers Twentyseven Per Cent Taken From the Growers Money to Pay These Charges While the Burley Tobacco Society Has Taken Less Than One and Onehalf Per Cent Question Are the People Willing to Give Ten Per Cent and Save the Balance 1906 CROP Amount paid Owenton Warehouse Itoalty Co 3369141 Amount paid Monterey Realty t Warshamd Co 1017143 Amount paid Ieopltt Equity Warehouse Ou 41138 Amount halt W D Glass S0397- 451L20Amount paid J A Leo Amount paid Gratz Equity Warehouse Co and Cincinnati Tobacco Wareh- OUse Co approximatelY 650419 Amount paidl Loufevlllt Tobacco Warehouse Co 33990 Amount paid Loulsvillo 1ublic Vareisuuju Co approximately 2304000 Total J8622398 This la about 17 per cent of the BIOHH sales of the 1906 crop Only IVa per cent of the gross saIei was used by the Hurley Tobacco Society That Is this 112 per cent paId alt the expenses or the Society In Ow n county and In the state rue 17 per cent or 862 went to tho city warehouses In Owen county and the city got 12000000 out of tho expense fund 01 the society for financing tho growers 1907 cnop Amount paid tho Handlers In Owen county 2433676 Amount paid tho Louuivllle Tobacco Warehouse Co JSSties Total 6000000 This 10 about 10 per cent of the Rrosg sales of tho 1907 crop Not a cent has been taken out by the nocloty and the olllclala say that tho buyers fees will pay tho ca tire expanse on this crop It has takon 27 per cent of the peoples money to pa warehoullemcn for handling thu trfuti naIl 1907 crops Tho pdOlle are asking what has bee1m vi their money These llgurrfi answer that quosllon Sorno of them are complaining about the 10 uer cent clause In the 1909 pooling contracts They say tho poor man cannot afford to give that much of his tobacco for the purpose of building storago houses ant handling his tobacco In his own county how could ho afford to give 17 percent In 101 and 10 pr cent In 19071 Ho will never set back any of thIs Under the provIsions or the 1909 contract the growers handle their own tobacco through the oftlcrrs thy elect for that purpose and get whatever protlt there Is in the buslnesB liar they rather do that or give tho profits to Louisville and Cln rinriHtl Theo facts are worth considering nnd we submit them to the growers of Owen county In the hope that they will open their eyes to the real situation This tremendous expense to the people must be stopped or the pool will be broken up The 1909 contract submitted by the Burley Tobacco Society will stop this expense C IN THE END GOOD WILL TRIUMPH The Burley Tobacco SocIety has bad to contend with every un toward passion of the human heart and every weakness and lack of the human mind Ambition envy jealousy greed avarice treachery cunning deceit falsehood malice Inertia Individualism selfishness narrowness stubbornness lack of Information suspicion doubt dls trust misplaced confidence and It there Is anything close that too But there Is vastly more good In nfl men than bad and in the end tho good will triumph It is all a question of more light Truth crushed to earth will rise aagln Tho eternal years of God are hers But error wounded writhes In pain And dies amid her worshippers I F V e a ML 1 C Is r pledgo thereby becomes a member of this organization and fix bylaws to conform to that so that he has a voice in selecting the representatives of the society and in all of Its business you thereby strengthen Jhe organIzation and make It more compact Delivery of Tobacco Another question that has como it- in the recent trials of tho different cases Is this Where is tho point 3of delivery of this tobacco And what time Is fixed Neither of these que tlons were answered in the former pledges To strengthen that point it Is provided in this pledge that tho owner becomes a member of the organlzaI tlon and hIs tobacco is subject to iIts rules and regulations And furthc more that the signer must deliver hisI tobacco at somo point In his county that may bo named by the Board ofI Control of his county There aro twoI reasons why that should be in thoIt pledge One Is that when a man re fuses to deliver his tobacco or attempts to sell it outsldo of the so- cIety It is necessary when you under take to bring suit against him that you should bo ablo to designate tho placo and time when the tobacco I to Is- bo delivered to the society Al other Is that upon tho final sale iot this tobacco It Is of tho utmost Ir portance that you have a central a- lorlty to direct the salo of it If you have a central authority you shoul havo at the same time authority tto say where tht tobacco is to bo delivered That authority should nece sarlly bo vested in tho Burley Tobacc Society or Board of Control Pooling All of Tobacco Another provision that has been dIs- cussed a great deal Is the question ot requiring tho signer ot this pledge to pool all of his tobacco That created a great deal of trouble In the 1906 and 1907 pool Some of the signers would pool a part of their tobacco and sell tho balance outsldo of tho pool That would create moro feeling than If ho had never pooled at all Ho was reo garded as a traitor ho might havi had somo good reason for doing this but you never could get his reason or reasons before all of the people so that they might know that this mat was Justified In what ho did It has been argued that this clause mlgh prevent the pooling of some tobacco Also that a man could not divide his crop If his tenant objected to havIng It divided before selling For Instance It a man had threo crops grown by tenants A B and C He might be will Ing to pledgo all threo of them but 1 If A was willing and B or C objected or B or C was willing and the other oh jected this would prevent his signing for any of the threo crops- I bellevo some one in tho meeting has suggested that this matter has been referred to some bf tho local attorneys and It was their opinion thai a landlord could not compel a division of his crop but it would have to 1be sold as a wholo becauso a divIsion might injure the tenant financially It would not injure tho landlord ns hh half would go Into tho pool but II might Injuro tho tenant because ho was standing on tho outside I believe it was agreed upon by all tho attor neys hero In conference yesterday that such was not the law Even taking it from tho common sense standpoint tho customary trade a man makes with his tenant Is that ho agrees tc give the tenant half tho crop for rals Ing it onehalf for the other It Is true that some landlord might make a trade and bind himself by an express contract that he would not sell without the consent of the tenant or that tho crop should bo sold as n whole Of courto it ho makes that agreement he would ha bound but take the ordinary trade that Is made it is that the tenant is to get onehall of tho crop for producing It and pre paring it for market Now onehalf does not mean onehalf of tho proceeds In case of a sale It is tho usual procedure for the landlord to sell tho whole together but that Is not the con tract HIs tenant is to get onehalf of that crop and that being tho con tract the law would of necessity allow the landlord a division in the selling They are not partners In selling that tobacco on account of tho contract but it is by agreement that they do sell together It was the opinion that tho society would benefit and that those who did sign would bo counted as loyal to each other It their tobacco would go in asa wholo No Way of Fixing Damage Another occasion ot trouble In the past was that when a man would sell his tobacco out of tho society In viola tion of his contract there was no way of arriving at the damages How was the society damaged It was a so- cIety without capital It was repre senting other people and It was a ques Lion what the damage would be and it was even a question whether there was any damage at all If you had no financial Interest and wore not holding It for tho purpose of making how could you be damaged moneIwhat extent That feature of tract was never properly There Is a provision hero that the damage Is fixed at 20 per cent of tho value of tho crop pledged in case of 1 breach of contract by tho signer That is a fixed penalty The law usually abhors a penalty But whero the damages are of such a nature that the courts cannot determine what tho amago is and make It definite and ertaln tho parties themselves may Ix a penalty and that will bo upheld ay the courts for tho reason that wIthI out that fixed amount it would be 1m possible for tho court to determine the damage Another change In this contract was hat this pledge should bo deposited In a bank In tho county so that theII people signing In that county mow it was there and that It would not ho used unless the pool were declared a go that it would not be mis placed but would be held there Ten Per Cent Clause Another provision that is new is the 10 per cent clause You have dls ussed that so much that it Is hardly necessary for me to discuss It at all We considered that carefully and there was one thing that was agreed upon at the outset and that was that this pro- vIsIon bestows upon the Society the Ight to hold title to this tobacco and revent Its removal and prevent the Igner from disposing of It outside of tho society and would prevent any construction of this contract by tho ourts that would hold that this con J1 S aamj History of Burley Society tIs Told by One of Founders 1 Hon M C Rankin State Commissioner of Agriculture rf Gives Interesting Sketch Staunch Advocate of i Ijz Pool and Makes Strong Appeal for r 1j- i Union of Farmers r i H I Iililr- I To whom It may concern I wish to give to the public a condensed history or the Burley Tobacco Society a branch or I the American Society of Equity file first Monday In March 1906 C I Hays Taylor then of Indianapolis Ind the secretary ofnho department of tobacco growers of tho American Society of Equity was called to Now Castle Henry county I 1y by Henry K Swain of Smithfield Henry county to tell the people of the I soIcletat that meeting tho people that heard him concluded that fta tobacco was selling at nn average of only 6H cents per pound I that by organization and a concentration of tho tobacco growers wo could In time I advance the price of tho tobacco to aa profitable basis At that meeting was organized a local union of the thereII lean Society of Equity at New Castle ling tho second one as far as I am learn In the burley district proper th first one being organized on tho lith or January 1906 at Smithfield Ky by Henry k Swain Following the meeting at New Castle on tho tint Monday In March 1906 on the 17th of March 1906 Henry E Swain organized a local union at Cothlahem Henry county and on thi 21st of March 1906 ho organized a loca union at Frankllnton Henry county In accordance with tho bylaws of tho Amer lean Society of Equity It took four local union unions In a county to organize u county These local unions met at New Castle on tho 19th of March 1906 and organlzet ntlDrW McGInnls M e Rankin and Henry E Swain were elected AS delegates to attend a convention at Greenville Muhlonburf county tho purpose of which was to organ Izo a state union of the American Society of Equity Shelby county elected Ed PolI lard of Croppers aa a delegate Those four men attended the convention ai Greenville on tho 10th of April 1906 anti assisted In organizing the state union ol tho American Society of Equity with Dave Moreland as president and Dr I W Me GlnnlR of Henry county as vice president We four men of the burley district camt hack from that meeting and went Into the work of organizing locals over the burley district and wo found that In dletoii county Dr G W McMillan of PenI mouth was working along the same Henry E Swain of Smithfield In tho latitel part of September 1906 called a con ference of tho equity people from the dif ferent counties In tho burley district and right counties responded to tho rail to meet nt New Castle on tho first Monday- In October 1906 and tho representatives I from these counties wore an follows From MIIHannaton S and George Smlthers Pendleton Dr G W McMillan Grant Wllllnm Slmpyon and a man by the name of Green and train Henry Henrv E Swain find M a Ran kin With those men wo organized the Burley Tobacco Socletv a branch of tim tormuIlatltiom tract could be revolted at any time It is like a man who selects an agent to act for him Before tho agent has completed tho work ho has been selected to do tho man who has ape pointed him may desire to rovoko 1tlsI authority That han confronted us how a man could bo prevented from coming in a day or so before you sell the tobacco and saying I am going to remove this tobacco and revoke your agency This 10 per cent gives you not only the tltlo to this tobacco for tho purposo of making a sale but gives you the title of the tobacco for tho purpose of carrying out this pledge Tho practical end of this part of tho pledge is one which I am not ns well qualified to discuss as you people The devoting of that 10 per cent to the purpose of erecting a company ware house attending to the storage priz- Ing insurance etc not for this year but for years to come arranging it on a permanent basis arranging for theIfinancing of this tobacco these things aro most Important to the society as a permanent organization Of course If you are going to treat this organiza tion as a matter of ono day and you intend to have all the trouble and hur rail to pledge the 1009 crap you had In 1906 and 1007 and the same trouble In 1910 as you have had in the past and so on indefinitely and for each year you will Incur the same amount of work and expense to pledge the tobacco and never get It on a permanent foundation then In that caso this pledge wont do This contract is prepared so that when this years crop Is pledged and In the pool then you havo a permanent organization that will run with less expense from that time on You will then havo a company in which each signer has stock each signer has a voice and a vote In the meetings and in selecting tho representatives of the organization That company will have money In Its pocket and credit in tho markets of tho United States and oven abroad to make arrangements for fin ancing the tobacco to get money to help out tho persons signing and grow I ers who aro not able to carry their load They will have the money to do that and you will not bo compelled to go to Cincinnati or Louisville or jl some other city and beg them to lend the money You havnt stopped to consider the amount of money thht was spent In the financing of this to bacco you havnt gone over thc books of the company and seen what money was spent in the financing of it in various counties It you will do Itho you will find that tho amount much greater than there was any necessity if you had only had a financ- Ing company of your own You have lot gone over the books and found what tho insurance charges are It IitoIi sIgners of this pledge can carry their iwn Insurance for perhaps less thanII iSOOOO per year There Is an Item of from 350000 to 400000 saved each ear on insurance alone That has been going to the different cities in hlch the Insurance companies are lo I cated Not only that but It the time hould come when there was any ex itement those companies stand ready iI to drop your insurance without anytt ecourso on your part at all ButJfee T through Mr C M Hanna of BhelbyvUlIIthat there waa a development to be held at Winchester on the month and that Lindsay was the president of tho conven ion We selected Winchester as our head lItrI I quarters for this organization and Hanna stated two reasons for so doing Tho first of these reasons was that we Clark1countytobacco movements Club of Winchester was that the Commercial was one of the most progressive and enterprising In tho whole country and could bo depended on to bo helpful Wft selected C M lIanna as president of thla organization at New Castle Acting u president lie called us to meet him nt Wln Chester on tho 10th of October 19u6 and at that meeting wo met him and through tho Influence of the Commercial Club of I Winchester wo obtained a place on the I program to state our cause to ttao development convention then In session and C M Hanna presented the movement to that convention C M Hanna remained la Winchester at headquarters from tha time until the first Monday In November for the purpose of getting together the tobacco growers In mass convention to beheld on the llrst of November and as a re suit being assisted by stenographers and secretary most of whom wero furnished by business men of Winchester tree Mr Hanna sent out 3500 letters to the lead ling tobacco growers of tho burley district As a consequence a largo and enthusiastic V- convention of tobacco growers was secured which met at Winchester and C1 Hanna was elected president M C nankin vice presldent and Lucien Beckner of Winches ter secretary At a December meetIng following the November meeting C JU Hanna as president of the organization selected an executive board composed or Clarence Lebus ur Cynthiana C S Wit llama of Versailles Rhodes Thomas of j- Georgetown O W McMillan of Falmouth S T Prewitt of Winchester and J 11 Boscom of Sharpshurg The appointment 1 of those six men being confirmed by the convention as executive committee they were entrusted with tho whirlwind campaign f begun with that meeting to last until tha first of January 1907 with a pro visional pledge that the tobacco growers were to sign and that provision was unless there was uu per cent or the thatrfOp of tobacco signed up hy the i January 1907 that the movement would ltho declared otToWe nil met again at Win hosier on January 1 1907 compared note and declared by reason of the fact that wo had 60 per cent and more signed up that we would go on with the movement and at that mooting Clarence Jeb s was elected president and general manager of the board O M Hanna not standing tot reelection and from this small bglnnlnff In lees than three months this remarkable movement was launched which has re suIted In the sale of the 190C and 1907 flxed by the i Ufc tobacco at pricescrops rowers the like of which hu never been known In the history of this or any other country eo let us stand united and keep the organization going because the future of the farmer depends solely on organlza IonM C RANKIN Commissioner of AgrlenUura ou are carrying your own insurance 4 of these peoplou aro Independent Lift not In their power Thero were times in the past when If the Insurance companies had laid down on this so lety you would have gono to the wall Thoso organizations can nlwaytj 10 reached by the American Tobacco Company if they want to destroy you r md the thing for you to do if you ini tend to continue In this business Is to lavo It arranged so that you are in V dependent of those Influences f Now as to the prizing fees ware house charges etc you know that the eoplo that have attended to that for ou In the past JIaVo made money Under this new arrangement if there Is any money made out of that you vlll get your part Not only that YOl1 can reduce It to a uniform standard throughout tho district so thatIltho man from Fayette county cant como over hero on court day and say It cost me only so much to have my i ItClark i- same That feature alono is worthy of consideration Under this arrangejj ncnt you will stand as a unit sari t j il- tho man from Fayetto or tho man fron i Clark when ho goes to the other coun JJ will know that the rate Is uniform 1 that ho will get Isis share of all ltlcs profits mado on all tho tobacco In to his crop i AVING WILL BE NEAH Jl1 TWO MILLION DOLLARS By Handling His Own To 71 bacco Grower Also At tains Independent Position I I If 150000 hogheads of tobacco ara I 1Ini 1 tho growers in Insurance interest III prIzing storing inspection freight f rayage and loss in weights about J J 1800000 Tho savings In ono yea 0 TIll pay for tho stock and leavn a 1fitt 1 attics basiifpith if t organIzation will become strong and 1 crmanent and will not present a netf i l problem to bo solved each yearIi S I MILLIONS HAVE BEEN j LOST IN WRANGLING fEnoughI f iiinaginaryI the 1806 crop nnd 90 per cent on the grade price of the 1907 crop with the other 1 thogrievace podirpool for 15 cents on tho 1906 cron lest I It takes experience to whittle down th mlnlmujRndI i expense that should no 1 rainI be necessary But with It all 4 U- good showing has been made In returns M i the grower Millions have been lost In a wransU i I 1 over a few thousand T l 0 a J r nt frrUn dvoratt 4 A WEEKLY JOURNAL IDENTICAL IN INTEREST WITH ITS OWN PEOPLE ItVOLUME XIX MT STERLING KENTUCKY WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1909 NUMBER 8 I SCHOOL DISTRICT Subjected to Heavy Expense In Carrying Children to School t The case which Judge ORear decided came on appeal from th- rr Circuit Court in McCracken coun I ty Judge W M Reed held that the County Board of Education did not have the authority to spend money for the transporta 4 tion of children Several schools k in McCracken county were con solidated and the Board of Edu cation ran wagons to and from t the schoolhouse on regular routes to pickup the children some of 1whom would have been forced to walk for miles if they had not been given free rides There was A question whether or not the rmoney could be used in this way and a suit was brought to test the t point Application was made forI I i an injunction and this was grant ed by Judge Reed An appea1 was taken and Judge ORear has now reversed the judgment of the McCracken court Thomas Mc p Gregor Assistant Attorney Gen oral argued the case for the schools and won OPINION OF TUK COURT 4a The opinion of Judge ORear iis it as followsThis was submitted tto ithe undersigned Judge of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky on 1 the motion of the defendants to I dissolve an injunction grantee1I herein August 11 by his honor I I W M Reed Judge of the Mc Cracker Circuit Court restraining the defendants the Board of Education of McCracken county t from consolidating subdivisions Nos 2 5 G of educational divi sion No 4 in that county for edu eational purposes and appropii ating the county school tax iinl part to pay for the transportation l t of pupils in those districts to thei schoolhouse Ills honor did nott doubt the power of the county consolidate the districtsri riIboadto The statute gives thatt discretion and unless it is mades ite appear tlmt the discretion+ has been abused the action of the board will not be interferredwith1 1 UBut his honor held that the statute did not authorize the board t to use the county tax to defray t the expense of hauling the chil r M dron to the schoolhouse Therei 11 iis not an express authority to so 11appropriatel the money But I think it is necessarily implied inr j powersji the board That is the Constitu tion requires the Legislature toi I 1 1providoj an efficient system of com mow schools The Legislature iby the existing statute recently Y enacted has relegated to the county board the power and imposed upon it the duty of carrying intoi effect the mandate of the Consti tutionnot an unlimited power but express in certain particulars Among these is that in order to obtain extended terms of thet schools the county board may co I solidate subdistricts provide build ings and equipments and employ I teachers Formerly the districts were required by statute not to exceed sixteen square miles in ter consolidationtit plan is a departure from that idea is inconsistent with it and there fore tho new act repeals the old to that extent Here we have two fairly large districts each with I more than 140 pupils undone I r with about fortysix The two j I 91 former have Adequate school Ii t buildings In the latter is a building designed as a college and which has been obtained for the consolidated schools and is ample to accommodate their needs f Tho appropriation to tie schools r I aa x rrr is not enough to enable tl1 small districts to have a long term andnot enough it may be as sumed to employ the most com petent teachersas it is fair to suppose that that class of teachersi perfer schools where the length- e i of terms will give them employ meat for the maximum of time and the maximum of pay How to manage the situation so as toi provide buildings for the two dis tricts having insufficient buildings and so as to provide the smaller district with a long term and the most efficient teachers is one ofr the problems left by the statute toi the County School Board for solu tion If to accompany those ends I it is better or thought by the county board to be better to con solidate time three districts there by getting the best teachers and aIi long term it is fairly within the discretion of the board to so order But schoolhoufcs and teachers I necessary us they are would be unavailing if the children to be taught were not able to attend the school If they have not books I and are too poor to buy them the county board must provide them such is the ins And if it is nee essay to consolidate the districtsI thereby putting some of the children at so remote a distance fromI the school building as to make iit impracticable for them to get tto the school for much of the term t then a way to overcome that clilli catty and to get the children toI the school must be found or the consolidation would fail in its par pose The idea is to get the chil into good schools The means are provided bj the State and county The whole cheme contemplates the establishment and maintenance of competent ellicient rural The district must be populousi enough and the buildings and pay adequate to encourage the best teachers to apply for the schools Strong schools in the country are needed That is what the Legis lature saw That is what they have provided for We would be sticking in the bark to say that the powers granted the county boards fell short of taking the children to school yet went so far as to provide all other means of maintaining high standard public schools From this I find that the power to do all that is reasonably necessary to effectuate the main object of the statute expressly stated is necessarily implied if without such implication the the main object would fail TILE STATES FUNCTIONS The State provides roads and grounds schoolhouses school fur fuelrigfrtic expense The object is to edu cate the children to make them useful citizens The highest duty of the State which aims to per petuate a democratic government j is to educate its youthallof them giving them an equal olmnco and u fair chance This State by the requirement of its Constitution by the annual appropriation of more than half of all the taxes by the maintenance ala depart ment of education and the con stant effort to improve enlarge and extend its school system is endeavoring to discharge that high responsibility In construing statutes of doubtful phraseology the intention of the lawmakers is to be sought for and effectuated This intention is easily found in this case in the current and past legislation on educational subjects and in the history of the State Transporting children to shool is a modern idea but it is clearly within the power of the public I thinkus to transport criminals to jailatl the public exI peso Each is an exercise of power in behalf of the consorva- o tion of the peace and welfare off society Maybe if we haul the children to school when necessary it will not be necessary to hauls manyof the other fellows later on uIn this statute nothing is said expressly as to paying a janitor of the school building or of buying and applying articles of sanitation Yet no one would doubt that such power is included by implication in the express powers confered upon the school boards I cite this to show that something is necessarily implied in these statutes That being so I am unwilling to use the extraordinary writ of in junction to stop a school upon a complaint that the Board of Edu cation is doing something new to carry the main intent of time law into effect something not ox pressly provided by the Legisla lure but which is clearly implied if their plan of consolidated schools is to be made n success I think the Legislature was wise in trying to buildup the country schools to make them strong efficient attractive and as easily assessible as the city schools are to the chit drew of the cities The injunction in this case ought not to have gone in my judgment Let it be dissolved for the reasons stated The order of injunction re strains the defendants from using any of the money appropriated by the State or county for educa tional purposes to transporting the children of these districts to the schoolhouse It is not con tended that the defendants were going to use any of the money ap preprinted by the State which is expressly limited to paying the teachers In dissolving the injunction 1 holdsthat the money appropriated by the State can be used for any pur pose but paying teachers But as there is no threat or intimation that a misuse of those funds was contemplated the dissolution of the injunction will be construed in the light of wbat has been herein said Reduced Freight Rates To The State Fair The Kentucky State Fail Man agement announces that it has se cured a positive reduction in the switching charges into the State Fair grounds on all kinds of freight including live stock from 7 per car in and out to 3 per car in and out- Chamberlains Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is today the best known medicine in use for the relief and cure of bowel ooiuplnints It cures griping dimtrm hoes dysentery and should be taken at the first unnatural looseness of the bowels It is equally valuable for children and adults It always cures Sold by all dealers 85t State Council Tho fifteenth annual session of the Statd Council of the Jr O U A 11 will be held in Winchester September 8th10th 1909 Over four hundred delegates will attend from the many councils in the State and many other members of the Order will attend The order of United American Mechanics was organized iill Phila delphia July 5 1845 Tho Civil War almost oblkeratcd fcho order and in 1869 the National Council Ir 0 U A Mwas organized It has had a steady andrapid growth and is now the largest J patriotic order in America Several years ago a National Home for the care and education of the orphans of deceased mem bets was established at Tiffin 0 and over three hunnred orphans are now being cared for DAIRYMEN Want Health Officers Restrained From Enforcing Tuberculin Test John Wittwer Jr and Karl Wittwer the dairymen who clash ed with the health officers of Louisville sent to administer the tu berculin test to their herds seek an injunction against the authorities Their petition is based in part on the allegation that Sec tions 48 49 and 50 of the Kentucky Statutes are in conflict with the Fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States which provides in Section 1 that No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the United States nor skull any State deprive any person of life liberty 01 property with out due process of law nor deny to any person within its jurisdic tion the equal protection of the laws The petition concludes with 1 That the defendant Health Of ficers and authorities and each of them be enjoined and restrained from entering upon the premises of these plaintiffs nnd front administering the tuberculin test to their dairy cattle and front killing and destroying such number of such dairy cattle as do not show a negative reaction to the tuberculin test and from enforcing the said unreasonable arbitrary unjust and discriminating proclamation rules of the State Board of Health and said County Board of Health and from issuing warrants for the arrest of these plaintiffs Busy ButNo Account The generally accepted belief tlmt a person is useful in propor tion as he is busy is controverted by n writer who says I11Ie a log that is loaded up with fleas In summer time when fleas are plentiful thats the busiest dog I ever saw when he isnt biting at the fleas hes scratching at the Hens He never 1ms a minute to spare but whence is busiest he is the least account for practical purposes And there is a vaunt man in my neighborhood who has a Waterbury watch and he smokes cigarettes When Uo isnt winding his watch he is lighting a cigarette He is a mighty busy young man but he isnt worth two hoops on a water barrel Copnerheaj Xiiied wills forty I Little Ones Robert Landrum a farmer near Glasgow Ky plowed up a large copperhead smoke together with fortyone litAlo snakes While plowing his garden Mr Landrum was attracted by a peculiar noiseI All tlm little snakes were hissingii The old snake was killed un l allI the little ones forSale Shorthorn and Polled Durham I bulls Poland Chinai hoars and iltsII Titos J BigstlllfII 52tf Mt Sterling Ivy Ed Willis of Lexington has purchased from W W Evans for 2000 ta twoyearold trotting ji filly Willis drove her u mile in 221 Bird Attacks Boy While feeding 1u wounded crano which his fattier hud captured and j had in a wire pen the 14yearold I son of A D Leach near CenterII vine Bourbon county was at tacked by time bird und tho sight of one eye destroyed For Rent j Two dwellings one store room 52tf H Clay McKee J u TheLatestLadies wishing to secure the Latest in Fancy Dress Goods will call at our store We have a large choice se lection of Hosiery Novelties Notions Table Linens Etc SEE OUR CARPETSini I HHZELR16G SANrrJ it 4Ii L IV I QUARANTINeII for Sheep Scab in Kentucky I Modified The quarantine recently declaredI by the United States Department of Agricuturc on the State o i Kentucky on account of the dis ease known as scabies in sheet has been modified so as to permit the reforwarding in interstate commerce of shipments from othe States of sheep that are free trot l scabies and that in transit throughI Kentucky arc unloaded at pointsi in that State provided such un loading shall be into pens or yard- which hove been specially dis infected for the purpose under the supervision of an employee pf the Bureau of Animal Industry i also to permit the interstate ship ment of sheep of States not qaiir untiiied for scabies which are ex hibited at the Kentucky State Fair to be held at Louisville Sep tember 115 to 18 Such sheep shaH be shipped by rail to Louisville and shall not boi unloaded in the area quarantined for silent scabies cl ewhere than at Louisville Separate cleaned and disinfected chutes and other facilities shall be provided for the exclusive unloading of such sheep at Louisville Such sheep shall be hauled in cleaned and disinfected wagons direct from the cars- in which they arrive at ouisill to the fair grounds ami from the fair grounds direct to tho cars in which they are to be reshipped That portion of the fair grounds or other premises to be occupied exclusively by such snecp shall be I clemied and disinfected under the supervision of the Bureau of Ani mal Industry Suchsheep shall not ho moved interstate from Louisville except in cleaned and disinfected curs nor unless accompanied by a c jItiiicato showing that the sheep have had no oppportunity to be come infected wiuh scabies Your complexion as wellas your temper is rendered miserable i by a disordered liver By taking Chamberlains Stomach and Liver Tablets you can improve bothI Sold by all dealers 85t The first training school for hotel emplovcs in America will bo built in Indianapolis According to plans the school will represent an outlay of between 100000 and 200000 lad to Re Drenched T F Gannon Avon Ky says I cured my hogs of a very bad case of chol era with Bourbon Hog Cholera Remedy Several of these hogs could not eat And I had to drench them with the Ulcdicil1lI Sold by W S IloydI MUST BElIEVE IT When WellKnown Mt Sterling People Tell It So Plainly When public endorsement is made bn representative citizen posittReadfsufferer every mean woman or child without kidney trouble will find profit in the reading trhos Holland fJ Eo high St haverPillsn IIconsider them to be an excellent remedy Doctors pronounced my spentshundreds of dollars in an effort to find relief but it was money thrown away Doaiis Kidney Pills how UiDuersons drug store didme more good than tiny other remedy I had previously taken They removed rcuuIhated the passages of time kidney secretions and I might say entire Ily cured me They have at least 11lweinot had any trouble for a long timeFor sale bnil dealers Price 50 cents FosterMilburn Co foritho United States- Itemcmber the name Doans and take no other 83t Viii Retain tier Place Miss Curry Breckinridge the youngest daughter of the late W C P Breckinridge of Kentucky will not lose lice place as Supervisor of the Illinois State Hospi tal for the Insane in spito of the fact that twentyfour nurses went on a strike when the authorities promoted her from nurse to an executive position The nurses sav that Miss Breck i t inridge was not a citien of Illi nois and preference should not bo given hor Miss Breckinridge moro than anyone else in the State Hospital is responsible for a new anti hu mane treatment of the insane She holds that u majority of so called insane men mind women a have simply retrograded in mind until they arc mere children in point of intelligence and that they should bo treatedas children Kindness is the keynote of her system Dont waste your money buying plasters when you can get a bottle of Chamberlains Liniment for 25 cents A piece of flannel damp ened with this liniment is superior to any plaster for lame back pains in the side and chest and much cheaper Sold by all dealers 5t- sn4i 1etr J ttCale uehsbmg Com aoy AUOI ed m tau IWtoillco at 31 1 Stevims M sc 6n t lass mail mutter TRUMtt OK SUUSCUIPTION roauHsctttyr1oNIf not add within Six Mouths SI1 50 arOash must accompany order No an 4onnoemci t inserted until paid tot DEMOCRATIC TICKET t i DISTRICT I or State Senator Claude M Thomas Reprt sentativeW L Craig IiNorCircuit Judge A W Young Commonwealth sAtty W B White COUNTY Nor County JudgeG Allen McCormick For Circuit ClerkIt J Hunt For County AttorneyE W Senff Nor County Clerk Jno F King For Sheriff Walter Crooks For Supt of Schools M J Goodwin For AssessorWm Cravens For JailerC T Wilson For CoronerGeo C Easti- nMagistrates District No 2V D Col Henry District No 3C L Dean District No tT C Quisenberry I District No sMart Wells CITY TICKET Kir Mayor W A Samuels For Police JudgeBen R Turner COUNCILMEN Fiat Ward James McDonald G P Sullivan S cond Ward MS Kelly J Will Clay Fourth Ward Win Bolts StB Lan- eANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAGISTRATE We are authorized to announce J RICHARD TRIMBLK jf Caninrgo as n candidate for Magistrate in the JeffersonvilleCamargo district subject to the action of the Repub lican uuty Read in this issue It letter from J f T Itickotts who lives in Texas like out for summer resorts in September Circuit Court con venes next Monday u SEWER SYSTEM To secure a system of sewerage our city must favor tho issu ance of 50000 bonds to pay in terest on this amount und to meet the debt the raising of 4050 yearly for 20 years is necessary The voters of the town will decide this at the November election Let each voter consider the ad vantages to be derived the obliga tions to Ue assu111Cland come ty a decision BUS1N1S lIENS CLUB Every member of the Business penis Club should plan to attend the meeting at the Courthouse on next Monday evening The most important business will be the annual election of otliccrs We have reviewed the work accom dished in which the Club has been the chief faotor Its attainment will be for the permanent conner dill welfare of the town a stimu lus to higher educational interest and civil pride a development of agricultural and live stock in dustriesIndications ano favorable for a largo attendance at the fair now in progress This fair is one of the results of the Business Mens Club Lob the plans for the new year be more comprehensive let there bo an increased membership a- more united and constant interest Attend1 the meeting on Monday nightI r I l Are you your brothers 1keeper I I Is it not curious how easily a mans forgetter works when he visits tho grand jury room i Usually grand jurors know when a witness is Ilying TOBACCO The supplement lof this issue will attract you without out call ing attention to it Every tobacco rnisershouldrend it for it gives much valuable information about the tobacco industrythe greatest in Central Kentnckv To pool or not to pool is the I issue now con fronting the growers of tobacco ft rtU Mttj rojj1 1JI1 what is said We had contracted to print a a supplement for dealers opposed to the pool but for some reason they saw lit to withdraw it WHERE THE MONEY GOES There are fifteen life insurance companies organized with home offices in the State of New York There are sC entyone life insur ance companies organized and vvith home offices in the twenty States south of the Ohio and Po tomac rivers and between theC Mississippi river and the Rocky mountains During the year ending December 31 1908 those lif teen New York life insurance companies pumped into New York as premiums paid by policyholders in these twenty Southern and Western States the enormous amount of 42117031 In the slime year the seventyone companies of the South and West received I from policyholders in New York State the sum of 5579 but the chances are that even this amount did not come from native New Yorkers Is that a reciprocal condition the South and West will much longer permit Is the time not ripe for a great company within I this territory capable of handling such an enormous volume of busi ness 1 Why should not Kentucky have a company to control the life insurance business in the States referred to when the territory covered by the figures quoted is onlyI that logically within the scope of operation of a big Ken tucky Company Fqod for thought For the five or six thousand dollars that the companies quoted in the South and West took out of New York State lust year in the way of premiums New York State toOl from these sections over fortytwo million dollars r i We see no reason why such a condition should exist Indica tions lure favorable for the trans fer of several millions of life in surance fmm the East to the South See in this issue what the Citi zens National Life Insurance Co is doing ONEHALF Off We have placeda lot of suits this seasons goods in our window tlmt we will close out at onehalf eJl for cash First come first served Punch Graves FOR SALE Oliver Typewriter No 3 35 One Fox No 23 40 OneBlickendifer12 These machines sire all good as new JOE CANDIOffO 74pd Lexington Ky National Conversations If you see three men standing to tether on the sidewalk In any given country you can guess the dubJect of their conversation In Germany it in tho army in Russia the bu reaucracy in France women la the United States business iu England sport aud In Turkey nothing at all La Doralere lleure Brussels t SPECIAL ATTENTION TO MAIL CUSTOMERSS THE Mt Sterling National Bank MT STERLING KENTUCKY JJ0lcJ3LIJwi Capital 60006 u Xf Surplus and-y Profits SS5ooo vPr JJIirJJZYoJllpiSt1 Your Patronage Solicited Promptness v Privacy Courtesy DAVID HOWELL Cashier CIRCUIT COURT rny salts tiled 1 icruicnscs of Varied Kinds Circuit Court convenes on noxt Monday Summer touring may continue for a week or two to escape city heat and the grand jury We do not knoW the facts set forth in the pleadings in some of the suits We do not wish to give publicity to names of some men accused of violations of law andabout which there is doubt of guilt We are slow to believe that some are mixed up and hope the result will verify our hesitancy yet men who persist in socinl1 games should be very careful The part that is to be regretted by them is not that the fact is MADE KNOWN but that thoy should be accused or thought to be guilt This is especially applicable to the 19 men against whom suits have been filed by the Commonwealth Attorney claiming penalty for gambling If gambling gets to be a mans chief occupation why should he be ashamed of the business or kick if the public linds it out 1 If he is ashamed of the business let him seek an honorable pnsstiiiic If he is wrong fully or spitefully accused let there be no compromise hut show his innocense and expose the mer cenary or spiteful spirit of the prosecutor- mvoucKS I are sought by H T Wilson against Sarah Jane Wilson by Chas Gardner against Leone Gardner by Rebecca Densmore vs Charley Densmore SfcUIXU oUTSIDE OK POOL Action to obtain the 250 penalty for selling pooled tobacco under the Crecillius law without the con sent of the Burley Board of Con trol has been filed against J M1 Bigstalf and M1 O Cockrell N H Trimble anti Mrs Nannie Richardson seek front J T Rick etts the opening of the street in Everett addition according to the specification in plat by which tho public sale of lots was made whereat they were purchasers Mr Ricketts instituted action against J Will Clay who opposes the pening of said street as adver tised Without law suits many lawyers would be put out of business Without the restraining and penalty following certain conduct which the lawmaking power re gards as detrimental to the best interests of the individual and the community there would bo wreck and ruin Wise men should be persuaded to hear admonitions to walk xright ways and to avoid the appearance of evil We buy anything the farmer grows cabbage potatoes tcrnm toesi ears butter eggs etc S P jirecnwade 25 values Friday and Saturday in madetomeasure coats and pants for 1750Tnlsh Bros a New Holland Tramway System The Dutch government has grant ed a concessIon to the Amsterdam North Holland Tramway Company to build and operate an electric railway system in Holland Tha route will bi nearly 50 klloms running from An sterdam north through Zaandam U Kromemiiilo from Zuaudyk to Wy aanZoo and Wormervoar to Purm l end The Holland Development Com pany of Amsterdam will build the en tiro system E 11 cocoaaaoe oeoeo ae oe j Land Stock Crop I Q On Monday at the fair grounds a race mare belonging to H li Tabb got a leg broken I have 200 mountain ewes for sale the choice of 700 W T Swango For Veterinary Service day or night call on Dr W B Robinson PhonelSo Andersons Stable 50tf J S Bogie and son sold 100 000 pounds of tobacco to Allio Robertson at lOic delivery by December 15 We have 93acres of good grass with abundant water which we will publicly rent on Friday Sep tember 10 at 10 oclock on the premises onequarter mile west of Spencer Station Reasor d Coons Executors ofJA Duff Individual tailoring at the price of readymade Measures taken for fall coats and pants from 200 styles for 1750 Walsh Bros By all means dont fail to see our hair window Spot Cash Grocery Buy Alpha Flour 72t Good affect of Pooling Mr J D Clark secretary of the Fayette County Tobacco So I ciety says The farmer who stays out of the pool does not get as good results as the pool farmer The pool farmer of Fayette realized 225 per hundred snore than the non pool farmer tin the 1906 crop and 295 more on the 1907 crop This difference he said would enable a tenant in a short time to have a comfortable home for his family v- Ifpays to pool he declared There is sonic satisfaction in n mans being able to have some thing to say about the price his crop shall bring Tho pool farmer has this privilege The bulk oft tt stvoO MbS bwvu t u by the farmer during the year fol lowing its raising when it is not ready for the manufacturer until it has hone through the sweat the following sonnies Somebody has to carry it during that period The farmer is better able than anybody else to do it Warehousemen have made dollars carting tobacco where the farmer who raised it made cants It requires about 140 days of act ualwork to put the tobacco on the market and only a few days work to put it into the warehouse and take it out again The farmer gets very poor pay for his work and the warehouseman makes a fortune out of his knowledge The farmer should carry his own crop till ready for the consu mer The most conservative es timate puts the increase of Burley at about 50000000 pounds an increase of 25 per cent Since the manufacturers have combined to control the buying and Celling price of tobacco man hood demands that the grower unite to get a fair price for his product It takes more workand more risk andmore capital to raise tobacco than to manufacture it and the grower should at least get half the profits Harris Eastin Co ncospezated funeral Directors and embalmers o MT STERLING KENTUCKY T tI i f L PHONES t OfficeI179 Residence 295 and 146 1 Swell Dinner to Be Given Harrying on her arm a South American monkey in a goldcase Mme Zeggio of Florence Italy a daughter of Mrs Chns T Robin son of Now York arrived in the city of Lenox Mass She says the monkey is worth 5000 and jfijv u i UUCU iliute it was caught near the headwaters of the Amazon and a special attend ant cares for him The monkey has long soft fur and is said to be forty years old He will cat in a private dining room at the hotel Mine Zejygio is to give a specialrmonkey dinner party for her pet lUgh 1 Mt Sterling Collegiate Institute Fourth session opens September 14 1909 New building large campus full courses thorough in struction expenses reasonable competent faculty Itf Win H Cord President r Work On Public Building Work on the Public Building at Paris has begun We have not been informed by Congressman Lanirley when work will be started on the Mt Sterling building We will be pleased to announce prog J ress If a public building can bojpushed we ask our Representative Ato give it a shove I For County Judge W 11 Tabor the well known merchant of Hothwell is a candi date for County Judge of Menefee L U rn r j To Further Reduce Our Stock OF Men SUItS we are offering choice of all HighGrade SteiliB1odli Hamburgerr makes at great reductions Every one of them a safe investment that will bring you good interest if not used for a year to come Next season the prices will be no higher but from the present tariff schedule the quality will be cheapened This is not a dream but a reality made possible by the protection of the Ameri can woolen mills by the Nations Legis latorsI i AM Suits carried from last season are now being offered at onehalf and one 1 third their former pricesfII- I I i WALSH BROSHOUSE OF QUALITY L All Straw and Panama Hats at Half Price I I 1 0 fia 1 1 l t r- l b + l a r t I t 1- I t tm 1 L o CORRESPONDENCES V STOOPS Levi Wells has About recovered r front his illness Thos Satterfield and wife visited t friends at Owingsville Sunday- E I L Fassett and wife went Saturday I to visit relatives near BethelII E L bassett bought a fine sow and pigs from LTC Ogg for 31 j Miss Edna Hamilton has return j ed from a visit to relatives at Berry KyA crowd went from here Sunday to attend the Spruce campI I meetingMiss Nannie Rice of Maysville visited the family of 0 M Jones last week More work hands are at work in this section than there has been in 12 years Farmers have hardly begun housing tobacco and barn room is 1 nearly exhausted t Mrs John T Lane of near 1 Sharpsburg visited the family of Sam Piersall Wednesday- E J Gallagher and force of carpenters are erecting two large tobacco barns for J Will Clay Miss May Kissick of Little Rock and Miss Saunders of Pop lar Plains are visiting relatives hereOn Thursday afternoon August 261909 Mr Henry C Ficklin and Miss Anna May Goodan sur prised their friends by going to Lexington and getting married The ceremony was performed in the parlors of the Phoenix Hotel by Rev George V Morris of the c Centenary Methodist Church The couple was accompanied by Mr anti Mrs Thomas Saunders They r returned to the home of the grooms I sister Mrs E S Congleton at l Camargo Thursday night andre turning to Stoops on Friday MrsI Ficklin is the daughter of D Lc Goodan and wife and is a lovely andexcellent young lady while Mr Ficklin is the son of Mrs Mary Ficklin of Camargo He has been the merchant here for several years and has a wide circlet of friends May their married life be haplII for Sale or Exchange A twoseated carriage rubber tires in good condition Apply to Mrs 1 W Hedden Another Precinct Heard From On TaxationII J1 J MI Perry Deputy Sheriff Was here collecting tax which is much higher than usual because of the dog tax and the new school 1 1nWII 1 1 1at I Our nominees for Representative and Senator use their influence to have these laws repealed or so amended that the people be relieved of the burdens of taxation In dex Cor Morgan County News Real Estate H Clay McKee has for sale and r rent dwellings business property farms vacant lots 52tf Shot From Ambush L Johnson a distiller of El liott county was shot from ambush on Sunday morning while standing in his gate Last year he killed his brotherinlaw Jake Harper was tried sentenced to 21 years in penitentiary secured a new trial and was out on bail Blood hounds from Wilmore failed to detect the slayerThe way of the transgressor is hard WANTEDA farm of 75 or 80 acres well improved on or near pike Address MrsI Vivian Watts 52 tf Stepstone Ky Republican Convention In Mene tee A convention will be held at Frenchburg on next Monday to nominate Republican candidates for county offices If GRFAT fOOD AND WIND Storm Breaks on Gulf Coast More Than at I QOO Lives Lost A disastrous storm and much rain visited the East Mexico coast on the Gulf and surrounding country Rain fell for 96 hours at Monterey Mexico The drown ed was on Sunday placed at 12QO and several thousand are homeless Ninety women and children and two priests who had taken refuge in a school building perished when the building collapsed The property loss is estimated at millions Much suffering followed Greatest tailoring values ever offered 25 coat and pants to and Saturday your measure Friday for 1750 Walsh Bros Now Be Good The peace and dignity of the Commonwealth the city of Mt Sterling and the fair grounds willI be maintained during the fair by the present police aided on be half of the CITY By W S Reeves Clarence Leach Bob Shultz and Frank Thomas FAIR COMPANY By Horry Gatewood A C Kiddand Taylor Apperson MIDWAY By James Tipton and Wcs Ginn N FLORAL HALL By George Crumpton N B Lyons has rented the reenwade Hotel at Frenchburg C C Whit former manager is m an extendedvisit to Indiana John E Groves will sell his nice home in Mt Sterling pub icly on Saturday September 11 909 73t- WANTEDTo take in cattle 1 1n one hundred acres of good bluegrass Phone 725 7 3t E D Marshall e Music Class Miss Lida Goodpaster has reo urned from the Cincinnati Con ervatory of Music and will begin her class Scinternber GC25 coat and pants Friday and aturday at 1750 madetomeas ire Last chance Walsh Bros A little here and a little there and before you know it you will lave saved a dollar or two by dealing at the Spot Cash Grocery Recently lightning struck S F finleys barn on Donaldson tore to pieces and destroyed 0j posts and killed a mare For Sale House of 0 rooms stable and garden Harrison Avenue 7 tf R F Greene Yes that horse would show off to perfection under a saddle or harness from O Laughlin Sons Fall styles in clothing shoes and hats now in Punch Graves Have your pictures framed at Whites drug store 52tf Public Sale AH Aden nletratnrof Ab tail deceased I willI sell At 1iitiltc Auction 011 Thursday September 16 09 at the home place known UK the Vun Thompson farm alout 6 takes north of Mt Htcrllne Ky ou the Miiysvillo turnpike near Judy the 101 lowing pwwmal propcitj 20 long yearling tells 42 yearling leers 14 yearling nelfei 4 Poland China brood sows 1 1oliinii Chinn sow dad 10 pigs 20 1olnnd China shoats weight about 13 pounds 1 pure bred Iolnml China Ixmr 64 head CO owes II huckft ycur old mulesd2 year old tonic taties12 hone mulo32 yenr old maru mulcx 1 Bleed gray mare mull 110 middle mare in foal to Jack I i0yearold combined borne frcntli for ladies to jIo and ride 4 stacks of tlmothv hay on the timothytinyof timothy hay on the ItrUton land on Junk ston Creek 40 big cattle 18year old sorrel mare and suckling mare nude colt and in foal to lirlilKC Hro jack 1 Shorthonn bull TERMS- All sums no and under cash For amounts in cxcecF three months note with approved se curity bearing 0 per cent interest from date will be required Sale will begin promptly at 10 oclock nlO Rex E3a118 2t Administrator of Ab Hall deceased MONTGOMERY COUNTY fAIR ASSOCIATION Opens Under favorable Circum stancesfair Weather and j Large Attendance The first annual exhibiton be gan on Tuesday morning Al though the grounds are yet unfinished in regard to walks and bridges yet the location surpasses our expectations for attractivess and comfort The audience is protected from the afternoon sun and a delightful breeze refreshes The seating capacity is about 200013 tiers of seats 180 feet long The attendance on opening day was about 1350 The weather was ideal PREMIUMS That for best colt either sex was won by McCray Bros premi um Ollie Soper certificate both of BourbonBest horse in buggy or phaeton Mrs Lois Thompson prize Jno Boardman certificate Best boys pony in saddle or I harness Kerr of Paris Bigstaff of Mt Sterling certificate Fastest pony half mile Philip Greene 1st Carroll Chenrult 2d Hutchcraft of Bourbon 3d The Floral Hall will be opened this morning at 9 oclock The chance jewelry gambling table or chuckaluck table was not well patronized If weather continues favorable the fair will be a financialsuccess LIVE STorK Best bull 3 years old Best bull 2 years old Best cow 3 years oldIBest heifer 2 years old Champion bull any age Champion female any age T J Bigstaff first in each and second in each except foe best bull J years oldand best champion null any ageTout Fitzpatrick MULE RACE Fastest mule race half round ind back Marion French first A Setters second RIDER Best gentleman rider silver pupWin Kerr Lexington first James Gatewood second Best riding mare or welding Sam Rails Pooling X Judge Ed C ORear spoke at Courthouse on Saturday to a largoI audience on tobacco issues We hadexpected to give exact speechl but our copy was misplaced theForcing Child Do not force a child unduly to prao tice the piano lest it acquire a dis taste for the study which both child and parent may bitterly regret In later years says Womans Life It is little short of a crime to compel any form of study In a child even though It happens to have a natural talent for aI particular art Na Mustaches In Alaska Mustaches are not worn by men ex posed to the severity of an Alaskan winter They wear full beards to protect the throat and face but keep the upper lip clean shaven Tho moisture from the breath congeals so quickly that a mustache becomes imbedded in s solid cake of ice and the face la frozen in a short time- Appropriate Action Old Grabdollar the eminent and respected trustocrat Yos ho Is dead But in his will be showed his gratitude to the best friend he over had He left a large chunkTJf his plun der to erect monument in grateful remembrance of tho man who in vented technlcalltlesVPuck Naturalization Requisite A residence of at least five years Is required to qualify an alien for naturalization No matter how long a man may have been in the United States two years must elapse between the date of his declaration of intention and his admittance to full citizenship Weasels Attacked Cow oymakers on the farm of H A Sell filr Hanover Pa noticed a cow in itarby meadow strangely jumping about and bellowing loudly Upon in vestieatlon they were astonished to fad that eight weasels had attacked kr After a hard fight the farmers succeeded in killing several of the bloodsuckers and scattering the remainder 5 p 1 Burley Society Sued for Damages Clark Scott of Scranton pn tobacco dealers Monday filed suit JJ-J- in J the Federal Court at Coving ton demanding damages from tho Burley Tobacco Society and 10 other defendants They demand 13552040 dam ages as they allege they were overcharged on tobacco they wereii obliged to buy front the Burley Society and 5000 additional U damagesThe is filed under the anti trust law and the petitioners specify that the burley society is a monopoly and organized in rtII straint of trade l The ten defendants named res Clarence LeBus President of the Burley Society Stanley Prewitt Geo W McMillan Rhodes B Thomas Claude S Williams Charles C Patrick John E Brown Gus A Brooks Joseph C Hughes and Nicholas J Stroube J Nineteen tobacco growers in Kentucky and two growers in Ohio are also named as party defendants The Pennsylvanians specify thatii in 1908 they were unable to buy white burley tobacco in the openc market and were compelled to go t to the Burley Society for the productFor 1906 crop they werett obliged they say to pay 18 centstt when the tobacco was really worth 1 at a profit but eight and a fraction iI cents I I For much of the 1907 crop they i 1c I paid the Burley Society ITc when it was worth at a profit but 8c I 1 New Quarters for Elks Before our next issue the trans 1 J 11newI11 Punch Graves VhitesJ4 drug store will be complete and 1 we will give a fuller notice Are you hard to fit Leave your measure Friday or Saturday for a tailormade coat and pants specialoffering 1750 Walsh Bros The Great White Way The spirit of progress a refor mation is apparent in our town in spots We wish now to call atten tion to Maysville street We shall call it the Great White Way How do you like it This because of its recent changes and additions of snowy whiteness and the added charm of If new arc electric lights from depot to National Hotel Tabbs new theatre the Caldwell building including the new Elks quarters and the National Hotel all in white suggests the newr name Will other firms follow suit and make their premises of brighter hue exterior if not inte riorTake a stroll on Maysville with your wife or prospective See what has been done Dont be a knocker Dont work for only your block or your street Thats too little Boost the town IFor choice saddlery and harness call Xn 0 Laughlin Son CINCINNATi MARKET Cincinnati 0 Aug 30 Receipts Cattle 2375 hogs 1820 sheep 2397 Shipments Cattle lOG hogs 771 sheep 1042 Cattle Good to choice heavy steers slow heavy butcher cattle weak to lOc lower shippers 525 to 015 extra 625 butctier steers extra 575 to 0 good to choice 5 to 565 heifers extra 475 to 5 good to choice 4 to 465 Calves Slow and 25 to 50c lower extra 875 to 9 fair to good 725 to 850 Hogs Market quiet packers and butchers 5 to lOc higher 825 to 830 mixed packers 810 to 825 SheepExtra 450 good to choice 4 to 440 stock sheep 2 to 525- LambsSlow and weak 10 to 15c lower You see the samples 200 stylesi madetomeasure made to fit made to suit coats and pants for 175 I fall styles Walsh Bros LETTER FROMl T RlcKctts Gives Interesting facts On fawning Falfurias1 Tex Aug 2601J Editor of The Advocate Dear SirIn accordance with the promise I made you before leav ing Mt Sterling I will say a few things about this country of Hearts Delight as it is called The land here would be termed prairie and it is all sturdy loans some very black other chocolate andstill wther a little lighter the lighter the color the more sacd but the soil is all fertile and in a of nature most of it is cov ered with a thick growth of Mes quite wood which grows to the hisrht of i0 or 30 feet and is similar to the black locust but not so straight it being almost impossible to find a straight trunk There is also under and among these a heavy growth of cactus prickly pear as it is orII which grows up in discs one disc forming on the edge of another andspreading every way these sometimes grow 10 ft high with their irregular shape and bristling with spines all over Cattle are very fond of these discs and it is fine food for producing milk butter and fat but spines must first be scorched off this is done with- a gasoline torch similar to those used by telephone linemen in soldering the wires There are also many grasses but none of them make heavy sod and would look like very poor pastures to any of your home readers and it takes several acres to fatten a steer however they do get fat and we have some as fine Herefords and Jerseys here as can be foundanywhere This iis termed the semiarid region of Texas the rainfall Iere being about 29 inches per annum but this place is in the center of the best Artesian belt of the State There are three strata of water bearing sand at the depths of 550 700 and 800 feet these usually floW when first opened but flow is not strong enough to irrigate much land hence every one must have either a large windmill or gaso line engine to pump the water This land when watered is very productive and large crops of winter vegetables are raised and shipped North arid vegetables from here are usually among the first to reach the market as our latitude here is the same as south ern Florida Bermuda onions seem to be the best paying crop now but all other vegetables are raised and shipped in large quan tities sometimes 10 or 15 car loads of onions or melons are shipped for several days in succession in the season for these These crops yield from 150 to 1000 per acre when carefully and intelli gently cultivated The dry crops or those usually cultivated without irrigation are Cotton which is chief staple here for all who have no water arrange ment yields about onethird of a Than Year OF Only One Ever Exhibited South Ohio Holtz Balloon Wanderer will make ascensions every fifteen minutes during each day the Bourboh Fair carrying passengers a height 1200 feet The balloon inflated with hydro gen gas not a air concern and engine and ble the cable being let out allow halo loon and engine reversed bring the bag earth The chance for u the Bluegrass region and the greatest trip of your life At Bourbon Fair only bale per acre which is equal j fI Ynttpnonspep aero then sorghum mille corn peanuts Cowpeas et Sorghum sprouts from the rOt I t after being cut and sometim makes three crops in one season m Land here irariges in ptjce fro 20 to 300 per micro ncjjjoing rf location improvements etc The town of Falfurins is at t1 southernmost point reached t the A A PR R It h X a population of about 3000 abo ope half of which are Mexican There are churches but about organized worshiping congreg tions We have a bank two got hotels good water works electr light plant large cotton gin ice factory The people arecivil wellbehaved citizens 1f1J There is plenty of game iip tlii country Quails are pudei enough to sometimes sit on oj front gate and vhistleuB White while we eat breakfas There are wildcats coyotes anlv some deer plenty of jackrabbi and cotton tails We have als some centipedes and rattle snakeS The country is healthy no mi laria generated here A grei many who had catarrh brohchit and rheumatism claim to pith be greatly benefited or cured Jr There are some mosquitoes j y proximity of ponds and gnats ajfjfc plentifuland annoying after rain Heat is not much more oppresshj than in Kentucky in the day tin and tthe nights are allco1lTiui pleasant All indications e the this country will developXinto fine It semitropic fruit country f Southern California We having a fine rain while Iwrit and the whole of the surface c the ground is covered withy water but in an hour after tlm doover we can walkout on the roa without soiling our shoes- I do believe when this countr is properly developed it will be rcallandof Hearts Delight Very truly your friend TRICKETXS Notice For our lady customers we hay a push button at door at foot stairway No 10 North TinYsvil street Push the buttorf and w answer the call E W STOCJCTOX the Tailor Fre 2tf GarlIDrer I i fAf Had I choose between the coolii and the apothecary colabor 11thinkmont yoke myself with the fprmerj He goes say that tho boar Icllla more than the sworcVY Many people cat not only the wrong looas but too much thorn i Idaho Actors Wardrobe Tommy Post one the many stag folk living the house Grove street burned recently was the heav r1lIer1 his wardrobe Idaho Statesman i The Best of All The Great Bourbon FairI J c Paris Xy Sept 711 09Always a Great Event I Better Ever This I Grand Saddle and Harness Stakes Special Features in PpGmiums Free Entrance to all tseGREATEST ALL PONY SHOWS Webers Celebrated Military Bandrial Captive Balloon of Captive of to of is chewhotis operated ca to to ascend to to view of S 4 at 1 if ai J o1 to as to on to of 1 of at on Complete TdWayPt 1 I PILGRIMS PROGRESS One Solid Street of New and Novel Show Everybody will Visit Pilgrims Progress Day Nigh FREK GATE AT NIGHT Grounds Gaily Ilfamin e Plenty of Good I Free Attraction f rc SaleQJ JOS M HALL PresidentCHaSl A jWEBBI5RSecretary M I tK j jLII1 AN ORDINANCE y A Ordinance Providing for The Submission to the Qualified electors of the City of Mt Sterling Kentucky of the proposition as to Whether or 1 Not Said City Shall Incur an Indebtedness of Fifty Thous and Dollars For the Purpose of Constructing a System of Sewerage in Said City NOW It appears to the Board of Council of the City of Mt Sterling Kentucky that it is important to snid city and the citizens thereof that a system of sewerage be constructed in said city for the purpose of protecting the health of the citizens of said city and for the purpose of promoting cleanliness and sanitation therein r and it further appearing that f ft the purpose of constructing said system of sewerage it will be necessary for said city to incur an in debtedness of Fifty Thousand bollars the payment of which indebtedness cannot be met withoutt exceeding the annual income and revenue provided for said city NOW Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Council of the City of Mt f erling Ken tucky that it is now ordered that an election be had for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of said city the proposi tion as to whether or not said city Shall incur said indebtedness for said purpose Snid election 11shall be held at the regular voting 1places in each precinct of said city on Tuesday November 2 1909 between the hours of G5 oclock a m and 4 oclock p m For the purpose of paving the interest on l said indebtedness and providing a sinkingfund to pay said indebted nessit will be necessary to raise annually by taxation the sutra of Four Thousand and Fifty Dollars for a period of twenty years It is further ordered that a notice of saidelection be published for at least two weeks in the Mt Sterling Advocate Mt Sterling Gazette and SentinelDemocrat weekly newspapers published in said city and haying a general cir culation therein and which notice shall be in words and figures as follows Notice of Election by the Qualified Electors of the City of Mt Sterling Kentucky Upon the Proposition as to Whether or not Said City Shall Incur an Indebtedness of Fifty Thousand Dollars for the Purpose of Construct ing a System of Sewerage in Said CityNOTICE is hereby given that au i election by the qualified electors of the city of Mt Sterling Ken tuckv will he held at elicit of the regular voting places in each pre ciuct of said city between the hours of 6 oclock a in and 4 oclock p m on Tuesday No vember 2nd 1909 to determine whether or not said city of Mt Sterling Kentucky shall incur an indebtedness of Fifty Thousand Dollars 50000 for the purpose of constructing a system of sewer age in said city The amount of indebtedness proposed to be incurred is Fifty Thousand Dollars and J the purpose thereof is to construct system of sewerage in thecity of Mt Sterling Kentucky and the amount of money necessary to be faised annually by taxation for the purpose of paying the interest ou said indebtedness and providing a sinking fund to pay said indebt edness is Four Thousand and Fifty Dollars K This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage and pub lication as required by law Approved C W HARRIS Mayor Attest H M RINGO Clerk Minister Nominated For Senator AtFalmouth Ky the Republican Senatorial convention of the twentysixth Senatorial district composed of Grant Pen leton and Bracken counties unanimously nominated Rev W H McMillan t for the office y For Sale a rubbertire carriage 1 46 tf H R Prcwitt II METHODS OF GREAT EDITOR Charles A Dana Had His Own Way of Impressing Members of His Staff Charles A Dana for many years the editor of the New York Sun be lieved that the work of reporting should be worthy the best there Is In a man A contributor to the American Magazine gives several anecdotes of Mr Danas dealings with his reporters many of whom learned from him les sons by which they profited and rose In their profession On one occa sion a reporter complained because he was kept on police court work Young man said Dana the great est police court reporter who ever lived was named Charles Dickens Another complained that they had boiled down his story The story of the crucifixion was told In 600 words said Dana He used to come out continues the oontrlbutor all excitement apd point Ing to a mark on the margin of a clipping say to the managing editor- A great sentence there Mr Lord Who wrote IU Who did that football story he asked once When Dana put such a question his Interlocutor used to tremble there was no telling from his tone whether he meant to praise or to blame Mr Lord named the man Its Homer thats what it Is said DanaThe reporter he said again wields the real power of the press This with all that it implies was the thing which Dana left to his world LEFT PORTRAIT OF FRIEND Unfortunate Artist Before His Death Redeemed Promise Made Many Years Ago William J Comley the aged por trait painter who committed sulcld In New York a short time ago dlu charged a debt of many years stand ing a few days before his death When Heinrich Conrled flrst came to this country looking for a place lu a theater he know little English He locked himself In its room In Thirteenth street and set to worlc In an effort to master an English part with the aid of a dictionary At last ho obtained a place in an English speaking company When ho opened the part which the manager had given him the first sentence he found was Switch me off at Mississippi In tiledictionary the German student of dramatic English found teat a switch was a combination of false hair worn by a woman This wouldnt do bo he consulted William J Comley whose room was near his The two became close friends After Mr Conrled had attained success and wealth he was able to be a financial help to his friend the artist who had been less fortunate Comley promised Mr Con rled years ago that he would paint his portrait Within a few days of the artists death Mrs Conrled received from him the promised picture Tribal Custom Knowledge of tribal customs Is not a necessary equipment of the diplomatist but to an anthropologist Ignorance of them may be fatal The government at Manila realizes this after Its Inves tlgatlons into the recent death of Dr William Jones It appears that In re turning to the head waters of the river Cagayan In order to obtain the boats he unwittingly crossed a dead lino that had been established by a hos tile tribe He was met by a party of warriors who offered him a dish of fish as a token of defiance in accordance with tribal custom Not suspect ing that he was thereby accepting their challenge he ate the ash and vns immediately attacked He man nged to fight off his assailants with his revolver until ho could reach a boat in which he escaped but he died live hours later from his wounds His body waj rescued by friendly natives The Investigating party has recovered the valuable ethnological collection made by Dr Jones during his two years stay in the hills and It will bo sent to the Field Columbian Museum In Chicago Drowned In Two Inches of Water An extraordinary fatality was de scribed at an inquest held at Lewis ham London recently on the body of Ernest William Donoghue an Infant eight months old The mother of tho child said that she left him sitting in a chair In front of a bread pan which was used as a bath and In which there were two inches of wa ter When she returned she found the child herd downward in tho pan with the chair on top of him and ho was evidently dead Medical evidence showed that death was due to drowning j The doctor said that he had I found a crust of bread In the pan and evidently tho child had leaned for ward In an attempt to reach It and In so doing had overbalanced Poverty In Haytl Abject poverty is tho condition of much of Haytis population There Is a brisk demand there for old con densed mill preserve butter and lard cans of which are made practically all the cooking and table utensils they use Old condensed milk cans have handles put on them and bo Gome drinking mugs Cooking is dono In old fivepound butter and lard cans These latter are also the meas ures universally used for the sale of corn and other grains and sirup Petroleum milk and other liquids aro sold by the bottle an ordinary quart wine bottle being used A Believing that the people of Kentucky will be interested in the organization of the l t Citizens t NationalIIr H Life Insurance1 Company Believing that they WANT such a company believing that they will SUPPORT such a company by subscribing for its stockwe will publish in this paper every week the amount of subscriptions to date The work of getting subscriptions was begun Monday July 26 and below are the amounts subscriptions for each week I First week August 2 10696000 Total Second week August 9 y 20024000 Total Third week August 16 345000 00 Total Fourth week August 23 469460OOTo- tal Fifth week August 30 60170000I- F YOU ARE INTERESTED FILL OUT AND MAIL THIS COUpON W H GREGORY MT STERLING ADVOCATE LOUISVILLC KY NT STERLING KY Please send me full Information as to the CITIZENS NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY NAME ADDRESS Mrs Yontsey Sues For Divorce Mrs Sarah C Youtsev through her attorney J M1 Stevenson has filed n petition jn the Clark Circuit Court for absolute divorce rom her husband Henry E Youtsey nov serving a life sen tenco for the murder of William GoeuelIThe petition states that they iverqnmrriedin 1897 and lived togethciuntil March li00 when by a judgmert rendered in the Scott Circuit Court plaintiff wns sentenced to the penitentiary for life Plaintiff prays that she bo al lovcd to assume her former namev Miss Sarah 0 French Mrs Youtsey is a daughter of the late Stephen French and is now living in Winchester RoofingI f Henry Judy will save you mon ey on all heavy roofing especially galvanized 52tf Tobacco Sold in field Severalcrops of uncut tobacco near Owingsville have been sold at 1 Ic per pound as soon as stripped Some of the growers say these high prices are offered to discour age the pooling sentiment w todean on improved real estate 52tf H Clay McKee I 1NfY iItYOLLd OIIY Who Wants This 1 Two scholarships of 225 each will be offered every year to properly qualified students in their first year of residence as undergraduates in Harvard College from Kentucky The above scholarships will be assigned on or about Sept 15th Applications should be accompa nied by testimonials from teachers told others regarding the qualifi cationsA of 225 will be offered each yens to a properly qualified graduate of a college or university in Kentucky who de sires to pursue his studies in Harvard University The above scholarship will be assignedabout Sept 15th For information concerning the above scholarship application should be tirade to the Secretary Mr 1 G Mart 20 University Hall Cambridge Mass Leather from Frog Skin A frogs skin makes tho thinnest and at the samo time one of the toughest leathers that cat bernnaad Seed Barley For Sale inJNO T WOCDfORD MORGAN COUNTY i News Leonard Wells one of our en terprising merchants of Henry moved to Vriuly- Itepnblicans will nominate for county offices on September IS Clarence II Poage our new High School principal comes to us highly recommended by MI A Cassiday City Superintendent of Schools of Lexington Ky Dr I- tT Spencer Lexington Ky Su perintendent It M1 Shipp of Winchester Good and whole some hoard will bo provided for all who attend our school at 2 per week I Strayed or Stolen On Sunday night Aug 150 at about 8 oclock bay horse hitched to a black rubber tired newly painted buggy Horse is a little over 15 hands high and when traveling lays cars back and looks mean about lead Seven years oldrather heavy built has a lit tle white on left hind foot Notify H F MASTIN Chief of Police or 0 MI WiLLOuaimy n Sterling Dancing Club The Sterling Dnnwug Club will give a hop tonight at Trimbles Hall Music will be furnished by I Webers blindI 1- i I LEADS THE FASHION PARADE One Distinction That May with Truth Be Made for the College Youth It Is said that the term fad Is derived from the Initials of tho phrase for a day If so its meaning could not be better Illustrated than In stu dents cloths out at the University of Pennsylvania and In the neighbor Ing college communities Fashions change In the student world with a ra pidity that even bewilders the profes slonal haberdashers and clothiers who theoretically ought to know sev eral laps In advance which way the coin will flop on a new fad The prevailing Impression that students do cilely follow the mens fashion journals Is not borne out by the facts Stu dents In a largo measure lead the procession Instead of bringing up the rear It was college men who popu larized the soft straw the stock pumps and the broad cuffs on trous ers The custom of wearing the neck tie shirt and socks of a harmonious shade was In full swing out on Old Penns campus before Chestnut street fully woke up to the fact that there was something new In style Ot course university mon quito generally affect a style that Is too extreme to be serviceable But young men In the business world seem quito content to follow In their footsteps at a modified pace withal The use of green peak caps this spring started In this way and the present resurrection of bow ties and piccadllly collars Fraternity hatbands on broadbrimmed straws as might be expected are reflected In the meaningless fancy hatbands down town The typical fop that serves to point the moral usefulness of a four year collegiate course may never be heard of after graduation but he caa have and actually does have one title t to distinctionhe leads the fashion parade Philadelphia Record SHARP RETORT TO BACHELOR Young Woman Extremely Ready When Defense of the Fair Sex Was Necessary Winifred Shaw a young woman er ployed as a stenographer In nptl more has made a sharp reply to A entity bachelor who complained In a Baltimore paper that the average woman of today Is a vain shallow creature who makes herself ridicu ions by painting powdering and slav cry to hideous fashions Miss Shaw writes as a country girl and she starts by telling the grumbling critic of her BOX that bachelors are inic1 for to the majority of women of the pres ont day She believes that the white lights of a large city have bindeu him to the superiority of women and continues I will invite this mistaken bachelor to take a day in the broad open country where he will find girl whose lives are as pure and healthful ai the air they breathe girls who have no time for the extreme and artl ficlal style of fashion whose later Is only for love and home and whoso pleasures are of the simple kind rath or than the glaring amusements of th city These country girls would pr- fer to settle down In a little cottage with contentment and happiness sur sounding them rather than In a Fiflu avenue mansion My short expert rnf of city life has taught mo that nvn by their flattery and admiration an the cause of the extremely rldioiilou fashions of the day- Acrobatic Burglar Convicted of no fewer than thirty two burglaries ISmlle Orioth a Hun garian who for years was connected with Barmans circus as the famous Indiarubber man has been f tenced at Marne Assizes Fraim eight years hard labor and 20 jv i banishment Orieth who was a clever clown bareback rider antl acrobat displayed extraordinary skill in climbing walls and pidunT complicated locks The day after b 1 arrest he astonished tho warder suddenly scaling the wall on tho vr row prison courtyard 15 feet 1 i11 He then took a flying leap of 10 f ton to a neighboring roof and then Into the dry moat of the prix JT When another warder tried to scfo him Orieth jumped back to the covet front which he had escaped Dirt the 12 months ho spent in prisv awaiting trial it was found necessary to keep him constantly In irons land and foot and in a straltwalsUout Makes Divorce Record Los Angeles county in Callforrla has established a divorce record lot the first live months of 1909 Toe figures Indicate that ono divorce has boon granted sinco January 1 fur every four marriages celebrated This is an increase over tho ratio during 190S when It was ono to six in Him Francisco one to seven and in I tae whole of the United States ono to twelve Four hundred and sixty iu tcrlocutory and 202 final decrees have been granted at Los Angeles in live months of the present year Origin of the Postmark Great Britain claims the distinction of having originated the postmark Tho first one employed in London as long ago as 1660 wuli an extremely simple affair ctejsJstlng merely 01 a small clrclo dlVeu Into two parts At the top thero were two letters in dicating the month while in the low er half of the circle was shown the day of the month No provision was made for indicating tho year or the hour of tho day It is only by tho date of the letters themselves where t t leta J I it t rvw L r Zp T ull Line 1 J t SchoolBooks 11 r I I aid f- b SchoolI j Supplies f AT uersons Drug Store one 129 No 10 Court St MWWJMA-II nni PERs l b k ffiiGS S Zj t Irt 4 Miss Eyti Bruton of Lexington 4 ent Sariauy hero I t jJMrs J M Jenkins of Win c ester here tomorrow i Joe Cline returned to his engine It tai Lexington on Monday tiMis Ilia and Charles Stuart of came of Monday- L I ii IWarrertvCline of Falls Mills K is visiting his father Andy 4 ine Mrs Mag Bruton goes to Lex f gton on Saturday to visit her i tJ I ughters A B Oldham and son Charlie ls aie at home from Chicago and Jqtittrjonts 1 Miss Aiosaline Rogers of Lex i irtonill visit Miss Alice Ap 1 rson this week T G Cunningham will have t ith him during tile Fair Lewis TVirt of Winchester tr Mrs kN H Trimble and Miss lil1 Morris on yesterday return jh from Atlantic City Miss Helen L Howard of Lex 1 iington is visiting Miss Triplettt attending the Fair 1 IMiss Sophia Burgin of Lexing nwill spend Fair week with rs m George McAlister Miss Mattie Smith is spending jfcfis week with her sister Mrs Jjihn Com r at Frankfort 1ill yr I II C Ferguson Democratic ihminee for County Judge oft I organ was hero on Monday I Mfc Jno Gay of Woodford led home yesterday after a familyMarvinj has 1 1cepted the position of cashier tfth the firm of Oldham Bros t f 1 Hillsllro O nns been visiting hi- sycle tII Brunner for several r iys p1Irs Mary Kay and son Burl p of Hunnewell Kansas t e here on a visit to relatives and- y tpnds Mrs Duncan of Richmond tor of Mrs Eliza Elam is vis ug her many relatives in our fmnunity A A mind serener Amid eau hd mortal strife Vor prudence vin ttiu- Wilding star 1 Of nil her life Wm Trimble has been with Clay McKee for several days Miss Mary Hester Boyd leaves tomorrow to attend the Midway Orphan School Mrs Ella Young has been at Millersburg since the death of her brotherinlaw S D Dodson on Friday night r Mrs Clarence Thomas last week went to her mothers home in Jefferson county to recuperate from a protractedsickness Misses Annie Peters of Winchester and Frankie D Hunt of Sharpsburg will visit Miss Alyce Givens during the Fair Little Ab Oldham is at home after spending about six weeks with his grandparents David Pat ton and wife at Slwwhan Station Missie Bessie Watts one of Winchesters most attractive girls will be the harming guest of Miss Anna May Triplett during the Fair Bratton Sutton left last Wednesday for Florida where he will spend the winter He is now in Jacksonville and will probably go into business Miss Lottie Gorman who has been visiting DO Gorman and family goes to Lexington this afternoon to visit her sister Mrs W C Biggerstaff Misses Sudie Clinkenbeard of Bethel and Nannie Lee Peters of Flemingsburg will be the pleas ant visitors of Miss Mary Dee Sullivan this week H Clay Cox of West Liberty is withhis uncle W T Perry and Hon Joe M Kendall is with his sisters Mesdames Steve Pioratt and W T Perry Miss Mayo Combs of Lexington Miss Pattie Andrews Carr I and brother Jack Carr and Messrs Robin Adair and Maurice Kirk of Maysville will be the guests of Miss Mary Eula Perry at Sleepy Hill during the fair Marvin Gay accompanied by his friends T G Cunningham Tipton Wilson and Walter Clink enbeard drove through on Sunday to Carlisle and spent the day with Miss Eddie McCormick who was entertaining several young la dies at a house party Miss Mc Cormick gave a delightfulsix oclock dinner in honor of the young men All present report a most pleasant day and a delightful dinner s ONEHALf Off Business is good yet we have in our window a lot of 15 18 and 20 suits this seasons goods that we will close out at onehalf off for cash First come first served Your gain ourloss Punch Graves Great merchant tailoring display at Walsh ideaFriday and Satur day at special prices Choice of 200 fall style woolens at 1750 for coat and pants to order FOR SALE Seed Rye and Lumber Apply to E D Marshall Phon 725 dtf Buy Alpha Flour 72t She j Uses 0 Kerrs Perfectionvl Flours W orDo 7l1YOU IflQAsk Your Neighbor or Mr TABB 5 T j 3DEATf1SE S J 11 1tid 14 CAltTlmGeoCmoter died in this city Tuesday KANE Mrs Thomas Kane died at her homo the Campbell prop erty on Levee pike on Monday Aug 30 1909 The funeral ser vice will be held at St Patricks church by Rev T J McCaffrey on this Wed morning at 10 oclock She leaves a husband and four children- SuLADIEWm Little Suladie agcjd 38 years died at El Campo Texas on August 1C 1909 He was born and reared on Salt Well Creek Bath county K not far from Stepstone He married Miss Cassity daughter of Samuel Cas sity near Owingsville She with three children mourn his loss The family moved to Katy Texas four years ago where they liveduntil last fall when they moved to El Campo He leaves a half brother Jno G Suladie of KatyTexas two half sisters Mrs D C Tip ton of our city and Mrs James Kincaidof this county a full sis ter Mrs Jas E Turley of our city His sickness at first was typhoid fever which developed into tuberculosis and soon ended his life He was a member of the Christian Church and has been walking worthily With abiding faith he confidently approached his reward yet sorrowing to leave his family Many friends in this city and county will regret to hear of his death and will think of the wife and children far away SUYEHB F Salyer diedat his home near Camargo on Sunday afternoon August 29 1909 For six months he has sufferedwith Brights disease He was born in Magollin county in 1845 He moved to this Montgomery county about forty years ago He married Miss Katherine Strouse daughter of Father Strouse of Jeflersonvillc She with one daughter Mrs Chas Stafford survive him The funeral service was conducted at the Camargo Christian Church on Tuesday morning by Prof W H Cord and the burial was in Machpelah lHe= was a worthy and popular cit izen a member of the Camargo Christian Church and will be greatly missed Miyyalyer lived bythe roadside and near to the gate was the famoussulphurspring at which hundreds if not thousands of travelers worn and weary have refreshed themselves They were cordially greeted We re call these lines Let me live in a house by the side of the road Where the race of men go hyIMen who are good and uieu who arc bad As good and as Lad as I I would notsit in the scorners seat Nor hurl the cynics band Let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to Ulan His race is run his work is done let us cherish the hope the assurance that now he rests drinking of the waters of life freely Spceial Soap Sale this week 15c box of Armours highly per fumed toilet soap for lOc s Spot Cash Grocery rd1 NvO1 S STHE SqGK 1i yea Mrs Dick Tredway has been se Biously sick for 12 daysvMrs Floyd Congleton of Ga niaiwo has been seriously sick but is now improving Prof Mj J Goodwin who has been confined at home for several days is able to be out Mrs Jno 11 Rainey who was operated on last week and was se riously sick is slightly improved Miss Mary McDonald on West Main is very sick with tubercu losis Her sister Miss Sallie had to adjouun school to be with her Fall styles in clothing shoes and hats now in Punch Graves sSBuy Alpha Elour j2t I SOCIAL EVENTS ee Mrs Bishop Clay entertained with a party to the Hippodrome r in honor of her ytfung guests Misses Mary Woodford Dearing Louisville Hazel Grubbs and Lucie Clay Woodford ofMt Sterling Lexington Leader The following is by Henry cor respondent to Morgan County NewsSome of the boys and girls at tended a bean stringing at Uncle Zips Monday night andall report a nice time We clip the following from the Olympian Springs in the Lexing ton Herald of August 29 In one of the most beautiful entertainments I given at the ballroom was the mock wedding that took place last Saturday night just be fore the dancing commenced Ev eryone was in full evening gown It was so real andso beautiful that those who had heretofore been joined together felt that they were going through it all again The bride was a dear and radiantly beautiful She was Miss Mead of Charleston VVa the most be witching little body you ever Stow in your life Of Eritzi Shceff style manner and fascination it was hard to believe that the ceremony was 11umock one from the factthnttheugroolllllrUKittv Turner of Mt Sterling has been j paying hpr devoted attention niltt summer while she and her mother have been here The wedding party was headed by twenty young I girls who led the way singing the bridalchorus front Lohengrin ulIrs Robert Coleman of Mt Sterling and Mrs Pritchard of Ashland gave a farewell bridge party on their porch before leav ing the springs after a visit of a month There were six tables witha handsome lace center piece as a prize undn booby of a 4 stylish pack of cards Mrs Coleman served some of her mothers Mrs Hoffman famous cake of every variety Mrs Coleman and I Mrs Prichard were both verII pouular young matrons while at i the springs Made to order for you Choice of 200 highgrade suit patterns at 1750 coat and pants Measures taken Friday and Saturday onlyI Walsh Bros For SaleScotch Collie Puppies Highly bred sable witk white points the best breed of Collies in Kentucky male and female- S P Greenwade 1 ti dv rr S j BIRTHS 11 1 To G E Colvin and wife onI Sunday 1a son On Monday Aug 30 1909 to Mr And Mrs H G1abb a daughter Jio Harry Allen and wife of SanDiego Cal u son The father is the son of Mr and Mrs Wm Allen of Lexington Made to lit made to measure most dependable fall styles coat and parts to measure Friday and Saturday at 1750 Walsh HIosI0 t Wanted For bhe week of the Fair 25 gal lons of cream each day Those haying same please notify at store Phone 100 S P Greenwade Within a few days the work on Tabbs nov theatre will be com plete Finishing touoiics on front andstage arrangements will be complete in a few days r Special sale rtailtfrmade coat and pants Friday and Saturday at 1750 Latest fall fabrics I Walsh Bros I I Bring your country produce to i S P Greenwade the week of the I Fair Dont forget the tailoimado offoring Friday and Saturday Valsh Bros I j IiiSANINTAIR I I E Sell From 500 to 2500 I You cnn inane years SANITAIRE are beautiful in finish and design very in construction made with the finest kind ofworkmanship Finish hard flintimpossible to chip off DUST PROOY and GERMPROOF We explain the manufacturers guarantee and give you splendidY1j on a SANITAIRE Iron and Brass Bed if you will come to our e store The Sanitaire Guarantee means you take no risk no more + than an unknown hedis finished constructed and more beautiful in design The finish is durablehardas flintimpossible to chip off yvil I W A Ii SUNS Main and Batik MT STERLING KV r I o4A0 Gv 60 iJ0 GO G4G40 RELIGIOUS f ooet coooveoe oeoeQ- Rev K E Dawson will begin a protracted meeting at Sidoview on September 9th There will be services morning and evening at the Presbyterian church next Sabbath Sept 5 Mr Moody returns from vacation his week All Methodists real or prospective and the public generally are cordially invited to attend Recognition services on next Sunday morning at the Methodist church Key Harry Rogers of Kansas City Mo preached at the Chris tian church on Sunday evening be fore a union congregation He was greeted by ninny of his form er home people who were anxious to hear him again and wellwere we repaid He emphasized the personal element entering into mans relationship to the Christ basedupon St Pauls declaration in speaking of the appearances ofII i Jesus And last of all he was seen of me also etc Your visitors will enjoy hospitality much more iif youll serve that delicious French Break fast coffee roasted fresh every week Spot Cash Grocery fAIR VISITORS Frank Trimble of Memphis Tenn with J G Trimble Mrs W T Colvin of Huntington W Va with Mrs W F Hibler J W Arnold wife and children of Richmond Miss Elizabeth Young of Morehead Miss Laura Miller of Covington and Miss Anna Cecil of Cntlcttsburgi mv with Jas Hv Wood and family Miss Vary ilc Fadden of Lexington with her sister Mrs Root Walsh Tinware at rattling low prices Spot Cash Grocery Talk Abo- utLOTS I Can Show You Several of the BEST LOTS now for sale in Mt Sterling BEST LOCATION and size to suit your pocket book and at such low figures as you wll never have a chance to buy LOPS again Now is the time to buy as these Lots wilt surely double iii value during the next five years SEE ME QUICK FrWeckossox I IAT SPOT CASH GROCERY Guarant8edFDr Ten Years 1buy a SA I1AIItiILEm that Is guaranteed by the tactlllCll for 10 for the same money you pay for an tin known IIngllalantecd bed 4BEDS strong as can value Costs better better SUTTON Corner 1 on your PROGRAM Montgomery County fair Wed nesday September 1st MORNING Ring Callod at 10 a m Dairy Breeds 1 Best dairy bull any age 10 00 2 Best dairyjcow any age 10 06 3 Best type for beef and milk 10 QQ 1 Jacks and Jennets 4 Best jack 2 years old andover 10 00 5 Best jack i year old and under 2 10 oo 6 Best suckling jack colt 500 7 Best jennet 2 years old and over 10 00 S Best jennet i yr old and under 2 10 00 9 Best suckling jennet colt 500 MULES 10 Best horsemule 4 years old and over 10 op 1 II Best horse mule i year old and under 3 1000 12 Best suckling horse mule colt to ocj 13 Best mare mule 4 years old and over 10 oo 14 Best mare mule 2 years old and under3 10 oo 15 Best suckling mare mule colt 10 oo 16 Best pair work mules aityage 10 oo HORSES 17 Best trotting brood mare with foal at side season valued at loa 00 IS Best saddle brood mare with foal at side season valued at 40 oo AFTERNOON Ring Called at 1 p m 9 Best heavy harness brood mare with foal at side season valiei5 oo 20 Best pony bred mare with foal at side season valued at 10 om 21 Best light harness gelding season valuod at 50 OQ 22 Best gaited saddle gelding four years old and over 3500 to first f2500 to second 60 OQ 23 Best heavy harness horse mare or gelding season valued at 40 00 Nw York Saddle Horse 24 Best threegaited mare or geld ing f15 to first Sto to second 25 oo 25 Free rror All County Pace one half mile heats best three in five cup valued at 100 00 26 Mule running racespecial foe to first f300 to second1n oo 27 Mule trotting race best three in five halfmile heats IOOO to first I 500 to second IS oo 28 Pacing race 220 best three in five mile heats fifty per cent to first twentyfive per cent to second fifteen per cent to third and ten per cent to fourth 205 oo IVise housekeepers will save the by dealing at the SpotS Crush Grocery Elks Minstrel The first public entertiiimueut in Tabbs now theatre was held Monday under the management of the local lodge of Elks and by homo talent as advertised Tho seatkig capacity of the building about 750 was comfortably filled espe cially in main auditorium Ve have heard favorable mention made of the performance Special offering on madeto measure clothes for fall Friday and Saturday II Walsh Bros Pay your expenses to the Fair by bringing your produce to Greenwades L fii tfIt t r1t r y 1 r t IHI1 BIRDS DO THEIR WORK WELL Homlng Pigeons Employed to Carry Packages and Letters Between Australian Lighthouses Pretty pigeons of Australia carry packages and messages between Ho bart and Maatsuyker Island light house a distance of about seventy five miles Last November they called a physician for a lighthouse attendant and probably saved his Ife Three birds are liberated with messages every three weeks and when accident or lllnefis occurs three additional birds are set free Twelve birds in all are used for the service While mes sages have not always reached their destination the service has neverthe less been highly satisfactory The messages are written on a piece of paper tied under the birds wing but r the marine board has in view some celluloid cases which may be adjusted under the birds wing and in which a good deal of information might be carriedThe birds are fed on gray peas of good quality get plenty of grit and fresh water and are kept thoroughly clean They are also allowed at their station plenty of opportunity for need ful exercise That Maatsuyker Island lighthouse which has a most isolated position could secure a physlcan h from Hobart sixteen hours after he had been sent for by pigeon post has suggested Important possibilities for more general use of homing pigeons for such service Trophies are to be provided for homing competitions 80 as to encourage owners to breed the best descriptions of carriers There are about 20000 of these birds in Aus PIitralla VICTIMSHGerman Physician Tells of Best Method of Producing Artificial Respiration Dr Schafer In the Berliner Kllnlsche Wochenschrift gives the following dl rections for artificial respiration in j cases of apparent drowning The movements of artificial res piration should be begun at once as soon as the patient has been removed from the water and no time should i be lost In removing or loosening theI clothing As soon as taken from the water lay the patient on his stomach with outstretched arms the face turned to one side the operator kneel ing astride or to one side of the patientPlace the hands on the small of the back of the patient one on each vide with the thumbs parallel Bend forward with outstretched arms so that the weight of the operator will rest on his wrist joints and so make even strong downward pressure upon the lower ribs and loins of the patient jI and remain so while counting slowly 123 The operator then swings back taking away the pressure on his hands which are kept in the same position and remains so while count j Ing slowly 123T- his forward and backward move ment producing and relieving the pres sure on the loins is to be maintained without noticeable IntermlsMm at thei rate of about twelve timers minute The presure drives the air from thei lungs the removal of the pressure draws the air in again Tho movements are to be continued until nat ural respiration begins Lawyers Sharp and Biting Retort Two wellknown lawyers were try Ing a case before Square Wllllnm Brown Every little while one or the other of the attorneys would say t somethingOne them sneeringly crltlctood1 the language In a statement made by the opposing counsel Seo here came back the lawyers i ho vvas attacked Ill huvo you uni mderstand my door sir that I know what Im talking about Im an Allan AM and an LLH I guess you havent got much on me when you come right down to It Yes snapped the other lawyer r I know youre an AH AM and all thatr And youro an ASS Which of course stopped furthe- argumentCleveland Plain Dealer What a Girl Learns Katherine Eggleston complains In a magazine article that children are taught about mens work and not about womens Even In the kindergarten i they learn about Lincoln and Wash ington and even the pictures show the lion and forgot the lioness She t learns history in the high school with all the brave Ideals of men and cour ageous women are completely Ignored Then she learns carpentering although she may not be able to cook an egg and she knows all about higher math ematlcs but Is cheated by the butcher She learns political economy but doe s not know who are members of th local school board The Usual Delusion You havent been back before for 30 years Bill Gosh thats a longtime I What changes do you see that surprises you tho most Well to tell you tho truth Dave what I notice more than anything else is that everybody has grown old so much faster than I have- Prudence So you have determined to civilize our country said the swarthy native We have answered the j white man Now tell me what lea ture of civilization interests you mostWell if you are absolutely deter mined to civilize UK Id like to takeout some life insurance I ASHES QUICKLY DISPOSED OF I Ocean Liners Expel Them Through Ships Bottom by Means of Com pressed Air The newest liners now dispose of their ashes by forcing them through the bottom of the bull by means of compressed air The old method of hoisting them and dumping them overboard was disagreeable to the passengers and an attempted im provement by which they were mixed with water and pumped overboard was equally so when the wind was In the wrong quarter In the new expeller a hopper re cejves the ashes and clinkers and de livers them into a crusher which breaks up the large pieces Below this Is a drum revolving in a water tight casing and open as It turns first to the crusher chamber and then to the discharge pipe below In order to counteract the upward pressure oi the water compressed air at about 70 pounds to the square inch is dl livered to the interior of the ash filled drum just before its opening comes opposite that in the discharge pipeThus the ashes are expelled with such force that they are swept clear of the bottom of the vessel This expeller will get rid of the ashes and clinkers from fortyeight furnaces under forced draught amounting to eight or ten tons an hour WHERE WOMEN LOSE CHARM Too Many Do Not Realize the Neces sity for Maintaining a Pleasant Expression A more than profitable way of en tertaining ones self while riding down town of a morning Is to scan the faces of the women passengers on the other side of the car At least onehalf of them have that tired worried look Watch them Intently for a minute or so and It will get on your nerves Then glance at the other women whose expressions are pleasant Isnt it a relief Just because those pleasantlooking women are pleasant looking is no as surance that they ought to look pleas ant For all you know the woman at seIrene aIthing a thousand times more vital than that which troubles the sourfaced woman Just across from you One woman has acquired the art of looking pleasant and the other has not If woman only know It one of her chief charms is a placid pleasing ex pression when her face Is in repose The average woman finds it easy to look pleasant when her shoes pinch or an unreasonable pin Is making Its presence felt but she gives up In despair if tho cause of her unpleas ant expression be mental worry Philadelphia Evening Post Had No Use fOr FlowersiA big box of peonies roses and lilies of the valley had come to a New York East side school through one of the flower missions that do what they can toward equalizing things between peo pie who live where flowers grow and the unlucky ones who dont One of the teachers was doing her best to distribute the blossoms fairly among the grimy eager little hands that reached out ravenously for them But there was one mite of a child who seemed quite indifferent to the gift she just sat stolidly looking on while the others gloated over the blossoms Dont you want some roses An nle the teacher asked her Heres a nice bunch A pair of unresponsive eyes looked up from the sharp little face and the frowsy head shook slowly Noiri she said shortly I dont want no flowers I ulnt dead She had never soon lowers used A v cept at funerals and that she sup posed was what they wore for The Roman Senate The Roman senate said to have originally been composed of 100 mem bers was raised to 300 by Tarqulnius Prisons to about GOO by Sylla about CaesarrIt was reformed and reduced to GOO by Augustus and gradually lost Its power and dignity under the emperors The mere form existed In the reign of Justinian A second senate formed at Constantinople by Constantine re centuryiSonatua Iotmlus que Ro mantis the Roman Senate and People A Heiiatus consultum was a lawr enacted by the senate Carusos Sideboard Voice When the orchestra sot tired at the German garden a man stepped up oni tho platform opened the door pf an escritoire and turned the crank marvelousevoice the place Caru so explained one Splendid No wonder he Injured his voice remarked another Must have strained it to sing Into a phonograph with a horn effect but to sing into escritoires and bookcases and any old thing like that First thing you know theyll be opening up a sideboard and Carusos voice will come bellowing out of that Making Slow Progress For nearly 30 years of Its existence the Social Democratic Federation of showjpolled n meager total of 29810 votes and secured the return of only one representative in parliament A by election has since given the party an other member in the house of com1 coons EDITOR PAID FOR PRIVILEGE Hired Reporter for One Day That He Might Have Satisfaction of Firing Him One of the oddest quaintest charac ters that ever held the desk of managing editor was H T White of Chi cago Many people still consider Mr White one of the greatest newspaper men that ever lived but that doesnt count one way or the other when his uniqueness is under discussion There never was but one H T White and It is an even bet that there will never be another One afternoon when Mr White was managing editor of the Dally News be strayed out into the local room and there found a cool complacent young man roosting atop of a desk and puff ing an inferior cigarette Say you useless popeyed son of an obelisk thundered Mr White dont you see that sign No smoke ing Now that you remind me about it said the young man agreeably I think I do You think you do roared the boss You know you do Now young man whoever you may be you go down to the cashier and tell him 1 said to give you whatevers coming to you Then you get out Youre fired The young man waved the cigarette in mild protest But Mr White said he Im not working here I just came up to see if I could get a job Mr White who was not personally acquainted with any of the minor lights of the local staff was dum founded for an instant Then he growled savagely Well then you insolent imperti nent batfaced baboon you go to the city editor and tell him I said to put you to work And tomorrow you striped hyena of the Gobi desert Ill have the satisfaction of firing you I And he had it while the young man got one days pay ARE MARVELS OF ENDURANCE East African Carriers Said to Make Light of Feats That Would Stag ger a Mule A carrier costs about 10 cents a day our money with a few red bananasIln green stuff thrown In for his food One will tote a load of sixty pounds through a place where a Missouri mule would lie down in disgust ac cording to a writer in Putnams Tot ing here means a good many things The packers will follow an elephant road cut their way through flags and reeds high above their heads wade through black mud up to their necks and when they squat the bundle from their heads it will be dry and clean There are man toters in the caravan Mr Roosevelt is a rather heavy weight but the Baganda car riers have back muscles like Iron that will hold him above the water un aided for they are among the strong est men in the world and Ndulu is the song in which they brag of their ability to do stunts like this II Kermit takes a snapshot of his father Hitting on the shoulders of a toter Me legs astride his neck It will probably not be published but this sort oi thing is common enough in the swamps Some funny things go into those bundles Not only food and clothing dishes b9dding even stoves but they tie live goats and calves by their legs curve thorn like links of the letter S and make a pack as snug as a blanket roll Intruding- It was hardly dawn and the window was open The intruder had clambered up the front porch and the interior o1 the room looked Inviting He could seA that itwas the abode or scant person of wealth There were costly ornaments about the room anyonE of which would bring handsome re turns at a pawnbrokers A gold clock ticked on tho mantel and a silver service glistened on the table sleepingheavily firstjThis is fine muttered the Intruder Heres a baldheaded man first thing The season is opening In great shapeAnd the first fly crawled over the torturehadbegunSaw Battle In Crowds Englands airship invasion scare has recalled to a writer in the Landon Chronicle an aerial specter which ap peared long before the flying machine AtChrIstmasorKenltonwere alarmed by the apparition of the real combat which had recently taken place at Edgehill This ghostly fight was said to have been fought several nights and witnessed not only by the ok l representatives recognized theirfrlaads One Way to Get Rain sufferedfromimploredhearer effectSaInt buthetemporal wants of the people Some ono on the novelIdea stuckinand dryest that they could find It now remains to he seen whether this procedure will have the desired ef fect t SHOWS LU11f1La 01 Implicit Obedience Everywhere Ac corded the Issuarce of an Imperial Rescript The loyalty and implicit obedience of the Japanese to their government Is something far in excess of what we understand by patriotism in America said WsR Olney a retired San Fran cisco merchant according to the Ba timore American Not long since while I was in Tokyo an imperial rescript was issued reciting that the people were not practicing frugality sufficiently and directing everybody to be more careful in the expenditure of money Now the Japanese never were an extrava gant race but just the contrary and papereverytighten up and in a little while the decrease in buying was so marked that the merchants made a big howl which got to those in authoritythe elder statesmen with the result that a second rescript was proclaimed abrogating the former and telling the faithful subjects of the mikado they might use their money more liberally This put matters back on the old foot ing ere much harm was done It was a wonderful example of popular re spect and deference to the will of their sovereign TRAPPING THE ELUSIVE FLEA Bureau of Entomology Claims to Have Discovered Method of Circum venting the Pest The bureau of entomology of the de partment of agriculture In Washing ton has hit on a plan to circumvent the irritating little flea According to Van Nordens Magazine the government has diccovered a method by which any housekeeper may rid her self of fleas within a short time Fill a glass threefourths with water on top of which pour about an inch of olive oil then place a night float a little wick inserted in a cardboard disc or in a cork disc In the center of the oil Place the tumbler In the cenII ter of a soup plate filled with strong soapsuds The wick should be lighted at night on retiring or may be used in any dark room As the soup plate soapsuds trap is placed on the floor of the room It does not interfere with the sleeper and the fleas which are on the floor are attracted to the light For outbuildings such as barns etc a large milk pan may be used and In stead of olive oil and a glass a stable lantern may be placed in the center of the pan while instead of soapsuds a scum of kerosene may be put on the water In the milk pan Fleas like tramps dislike soap suds Thats the secret Gold from Sunken Ships In tho most boisterous part of Mounts bay and almost unapproachable except by sea lies Dollar covve where for the past three mouths a treasure seeking expedition sent down by a London syndicate has been quiet ly working says the London Chron- Icle The company of seekers some three or four weeks ago suspended operations In order to get more powerful pumps and gear These are inff j working order and although the sal I vors have little to say about the mat ter they appear to be hopeful of suc cess In the year 1788 a Spanish ship wont ashore there with about 20 tons of specie aboard Everybody who lives on the coast i is familiar with the appearance of the dollars as large numbers have been washed up on the beach from time to time Gold pieces are said to have been discovered recently by people walking on the beach An All Black Dining Room Lord and Lady Drogheda have returned to Wilton Crescent at the con elusion of their honeymoon which they took as Is the sensible modern ash ion in installments a visit to London being sandwiched between so journs In Ireland and In Italy Lady Drogheda is at present interested in the finishing touches required by her new house which Is to be unlike another in London- A wonderful all black dining room is one of its features and although the effect in daylight may bo rather somber It Is distinctly artistic and original In the soft glowing carefully arranged electric lightsM A P Feathered A consular reports calls attention to the fact that the exports of canaries from Germany to the United States were valued at 130000 In 1908 as against 136000 in 1907 It is eat mated that there are now in this country fully 5000000 birds In cages and as the ordinary house canary will eat in a year 25 pounds of seeds costing 150 there is expended on the pet featherings 7600000 annually for food alone What other expenses for general care and medical attention may attach to the keeping of captive songsters can not be estimated readily An Episode In Court You are charged with snatching a womans pocketbook- I know it judge But I wouldnt- do such a thing hungry and broke as I amToo conscientious I suppose No I dont pretend that But why should I snatch a womans pocketbook What would I want with a couple of car tickets a powder rag A piece of chewing gun and a dressmakers address Once more a shrewd criminal overshot his mark His familiarity with the contents convicted him Of TJAIUf oJ NO OWNER I I i I Strip of Land In the South May Pos sibly Be Part of the Realm of England There Is a strip of land of consider able area lying between New Church and Pomomoke City Md that for more than a century truly has been called No Manug Land It is not I within the recollection of the oldest resident of Accomac county Va or of Worcester county Md that any one ever has laid claim to It nor are there any records of it In the courts of either county Even the question as to which of the two states the land belongs to never has been considered seriouslyNot Yew of the older residents hold to the opinion that the land does not even belong to the United States some of them going so far as to say that If It belongs to any country at all it is Englands as the mother country owned everything down that way before the Declaration of Independence changed ownership and they think it more than likely that In dividing up Virginia and Mary land overlooked No Mans Land leaving it out in the cold and making of It a miniature territory without a rulerThere are between 300 and 400 acres of virgin soil in the tract that could be made to produce bumper crops but no one cultivates it and so far as is known today there is no one who has any desire to do so For some unaccountable reason it does not appeal strongly to the farm ers and truckers of this section and they always take good care to steer clear of the apparently hoodooed land JUST WENT ALONG AND LIVED Aged Englishman Can Give No Particular Reason for Attaining the Age of 103 Years James Carne of St Columb Minor England Is recelvng congratulations on the attainment of his 103d birthday which came this month and is giving advice to those who ask for it on how to live to be a hundred As Mr Carne Is still in possession of all his faculties and attending to his business as parish clerk of St Columb Minor he speaks with authority but his rules are rather upsetting to mod ern health theories He eats just or Binary food he says and if he chews it in any but the ordinary way he doesnt mention it He says nothing about the virtues of sour milk but confesses to a drop of whisky grog for supper But he cant bear smok ing and doesnt believe in it He doesnt care for fruit and even de- clIned to eat oranges when the doctor ordered them but he hat always taken plenty of fresh air and exer cise Mr Carne received endless con gratulations on his 103d bkthday many being from people ho didnt know The prince of Wales sent him a signed portrait and Mr Carne sent his own photograph to the prince The Swordfish Season From thin time onward the sword fish will live a precarious life for thisi noon tho first of the swordfish fleet got away the schooner Valentlnna which fitted out at T wharf Another schooner Is slated to start tonight and In a few days a good sized fleet will be patrolling the waters all the I way from Edgartown Block Island on the south to Cape Shore on tho north The territory embraced is somewhat more extensive than usual on accountt of the backwardness of the season This means that tho fish are not geti ting into the more southernly waters as early as customary The swordfish are harpooned and many exciting con tests have been waged between men in dories and the fish with the sharp lioiuc Boston Transcript UptoDate- It is a wonderful story says the publisher to the new editor whose manuscript had just been accepted but you have failed on one important feature You do not describe tho way the heroine was dressed when the hero first met her Youd better write in a paragraph about her clothes but try to avoid the conventional The ingenious author knowing the sameness of costume descriptions in time best sellers nnd also knowing how to make an appeal to the feminine heart wrote Heloise floated toward him garbed in a 600 dress a 250 hat with a 0875 mantilla over a 375 lace coat Chicago Post- Passing of the Hostess The decay of the fine art of enter taining is much bemoaned by a London paper Once no woman would think of entertaining at any place but In her own home Now she goes to ai restaurant to save tho trouble In the home Moreover there was a time when the hostess prided herself oni her own conversational powers and upon her ability to draw out her guests who were generally chosen with regard to some ability in this dl rection Now nobody talks but somebody i sings or plays and the concert or rhetorical entertainment has taken the place of brilliant conversation Parental Cruelty Sweet Seventeen writes to us us about a very serious grievance but once more we must say that we re fuse to interfere in what after all- is a purely domestic affair Sweet Seventeen wrote a sex novel last year and It has Just been published anonymously Her mother now re fuses to allow her to read It on the ground that It is not tit for herLon don Punch tr WORRY OF THE DRUG CL RK Curious Mania Some People HjJve f riand 1 tGetting Medicine Prepared Not Taking It r t I The woman left the prescriptionl and said she would call for the med t icine in half an hour e Ill bet five dollars sho wont said r- I the clerk She just looks like the c kind that gets medicine put up for r the fun of the thing IJ 4 I didnt suppose there w anybody foolish enough to take her fun that way remarked the next customer Oh yes there are such people lots of them said the clerk Seldom a rl1 week passes that we do not put up a prescription that Is never called fortWhy In the world the people who thusIneglect their remedies after ordering v them compounded will go to the trou ble and expense of consulting a doctor J is more than I can figure out If theYjj dont want to take the stuff they certainly dont have to but I might at least have the grace to como c in and take it home after we have J gone to the trouble to prepare It and I not throw It back a dead loss on our thands Why Ive got a regular morgue Jback there for the repose of uncalled N i J for bottles of medicine I keep the t stuff indefinitely hoping that in case the customer has not been carried oft by sudden death she will show up again some time and ask for the bot tle If I happen to know the dollnJJ quents address I send it around C O D but peopje who make a practice of t ordering medicine that they never In t tend to take are not apt to leave their card with the druggist Ir GIVE UP NICKELS BY TONSrInteresting Facts Brought Out Regard Ing System of Rapid Transit In New York If each of the 1050000000 paEsen gems who rode on the surface cars of Greater New York last year had I paid a nickel there would be enough coins to carpet Madison Square park to the depths of an inch and a half A column 1035 miles In height could flbethey would reach a distance of 13000 r miles a distance as great as that from New York city to Shanghai China These are among the many curious facts regarding New York transit con ditions brought out by the graphic chart prepared by D L Turner chief 1IIIIfII Inspector of the public service com fImission Assuming that each passer Y A j ger paid five cents the total would be 51000000 about 5550 tons of nickels The chart arranged in halfmile zones shows that of 47000000 pas sengers boarding surface cars withinaa given period within the halfmile I about the city ball 20000000 were bound for Brooklyn and 19100000 went northward In Manhattan This did not Include elevated and travel subwayII Worlds Oldest University The University of Oxford has the honor of being the oldest of the worlds great seats of learning It is supposed to have been founded by I King Alfred in 872 although the early records of the Institution are not extant and the exact date of its founda tlon Is not known It was not until nearly 400 years Inter1257that Ox fords rival Cambridge university was g founded Meantime the University of Paris hnd been established by King Philip II a distinguished patron of learning for his time In about 1200 Harvard university Is the oldest In stitutlon of learning In the United II States having been founded in 1636II at what was then Newtown Mass now Cambridge William and Mary ilttcollege came near being the first in this country The initial steps for its foundation were taken as early as 1II 1617 but it was not until 1693 that a charter was granted and tho college opened at Wllllamsburg Va The first of tho public schools es tabllshed by legislation were in Massachusetts 1C43 but the pioneer town school was opened at Hartford about 1 three years earlier II At the Embassy Ball Did you say the dark gentleman was a general Yes thats Gen Cabalero Next to him Is Gen Lope do Poncho They are all generals in that bunch How fine And they are dhtln gulshed ir of course L Well not so distinguished as the eccentric little man who Is talking to the ambassador Thats Sebastiana4i 1Collno There are 27 Central Amen can generals in the room He Is the only private Claveland Plain Dealer Skepticism 1 I kind of agree with the folks who say that story about George Washing ton and the cherry tree is a myth said Farmer Corntossel after L thoughtful silence For what reason wifett r had a boy who picked up an ax an voluntarily went out to chop wood I wouldnt chide him Id hand him a medal r Truthful EvasionIHave any luck fishing yesterday anglingSureman I brought home a fine Then to ease his added under his breath lshorI1ever There it wasnt anything on It 1 f 11 i 7 E- ii r t t OSTRICH TIPS A fine male bird may bringt2 1 500 The plumes ore plucked with tweezersOstrich feathers on an avcragie are worth from 12 to 15 a pound The finest plumes are front tin wings and tail of the full growr cockThe feathers are cut once a year A good birds annual crop is worth about 5125 One cock and two hens make 1 family A family has been known to yield 175 eggs hatching there from 125 clicks The cock ostrich like many pco pie ia tile Oum titjtvn obsli uacy To lead him north he is pushed southpushed by mean of a forked stick pressed againstI hi neck he is as easily ledas n cow Not a minute should be lost when a child shows symptoms of croup Chamberlains Cough Remedy given as soon as the chile becomes hoarse or even after thc croupy cough appears will pre vent the attack Sold by nil delllcrs85tHT Kcidel a dentist of Mur rug Ky shot three shots from a window of his ollice last AVednes day night the bullets striking an attorney E E Acree and then turned the revolver anti blew out his brains dying an hour later Dr Kcidel had been in a state of dospondoiHf for several days Conference for the Discussion i of Tuberculosis The joint committee from the various Antt i Tube IClI losis Associa tions in the State which have been engaged in perfecting plans for the 9rganixation of a State Asso ciation has announced that a Conference between representatives from each county in the State will be held late in September in hex ington at which definite action will be taken u Feel languid weak rundown 1 V 1 Headache 1 Stomach oil Just a plain case of lazy liver Burdock VR VP Blood Bitters tones liver and Vr sl stomach promotes digestion puri ifiP lies the blood 8ft Jlliii MA 1Buy your coal and feed f f from Moore Scott Corner J of Bank and Locust II- i Home Phone 37 E K 24 i New Capitol Dedication The Capitol Commissioners any the Frankfort Business Mens Club discussed the matter of dedication of the new Capitol It was the consensus ef opinion that the cer emonies should not be helduntil after the November election so that all the newly elected Legisla tors might bo present The formert State oiiiciflls and the present Capitol Commissioners will act as a big Reception Com mittee on the occasion Reviving Industry Since Januaryr 1st orders have been given by various railroad express and dispatch companies for Slf 0000000 worth of willing stuck Many plants that wore running severali months ago on half time Ire today operating toII their full capacity and of men who were out f thousandsI I have steady months ago ment KENTUCKY fAIR DATES Mt Sterling Aug 315 days t Fraukfprt August ii3 days Plardinsburg August 3t3 days Tompkinsville September li I dayFern Creek Sept 15 days Bardstown Sept lldays Hodgcnvillo Sept 73 days Monticello Sept 7l days Glasgow Sept S4 days Kentucky State Fair Louis viHc Sept 13G days Scottsvilie Sept J3 days S f Bedford October 12 days t r J y tilsN VV JjV fOR THE LADIES Tncro is notgreater menace to health than a dirty refrigerator It should be thoroughly washout each week with ammonia wate anda piece of charcoal shouldtal- ways be kept in it To Ikeep a floor very white scrub it with a mixture of three parts of sand and one part of partly sinked lime This will remove all HIcase spots and destroy all insect life Both lingerie blouses and shirt waists stay clean much longer iif they have a little stiffening no hard starched as the cults but just enough to give a slight body und prevent limpness- In order to have toast thin aud crisp cut the slices from a loaf at least a day old Dry in an oven before toasting and you will haven much more appetizing morsel than if made in the old way A simple means to purify the atmosphere of n sick room is ito burn ti string Take a soft string light the lower end and then blow- it out and let it smoulder A teapot should never be put away with the lid closed as dump ness will gather in it and make it lmusty Tim stockings should never be put into bluing water as it will give them a greenish tinge The stockings should be soaked in saltwater before they are washed th- irstI time The best and simplest ilykillei is a weak solution of formaldehyde in water two teaspoonsful to the pint placed in plates or saucers throughout the house This is not offensive and is practically nonpoisonous except to insects Soothes itching skin Heals cuts or burns without a scar Cures piles eczema salt rheum any itching Dorms Ointment Your druggist sells it S5t Sewer System The City council selected the following then as a committee to prepare an ordinance for the sewer proposition and submit it ton vote of the people at next November electionC I Bryan W K Thompson W S Lloyd C a Chenault K G Kern Win Botts W A Samuels G 1 Sullivan C W Harris W C Hamilton The report will soon be ready e BAD STOMACH Many In Mt Sterling arc Being Thoroughly Purified by Mi ona the Guaranteed Indigestion Cure People of Mt Sterling who suf fer from dyspepsia and other stomach troubles arc getting tired af taking preuarations containing pepsin because pepsin simply digests the feed artificially Pepsin relieves it never cures And iremember pepsin onlyI di gests animal food it has no eHwet jn starchy food such as potatoes rice broad etc Iliona cleanses and purifies the itonmch find bowehand tones up and nuts energy into the stomach walls so that they properJy mix thl food with the natural iligcs jve juices of the stomach Miona tablets quickly arouse the stomach from its inaction and inI a few days it is able to do its vork easily told without exertion there will be no more sour stony dizziIness jas or foul1 breath Miona only costs 50 cents a argcs box and is guaranteed bv V S Lloyd to cure dyspepsia sell or eta siclaness vomiting of regnancv and stomach sickness esul ting from overindulgenco of UtC night before or money back 810- flP11iNYOMEI1 1 Oures catarrh or monoy back Just Oomplotooutfltinclndlnlhaler FILLING OUT MEAT PLATTEi Young Housekeeper Explains How She Robs Tragic Situation of Its Terrors Two young housekeepers were comparing notes I dont know said one what I should ever do if It wero not for an invention of my own which has shorn many a tragic situation of its terrors when my husband brought home an unknown man without warning Many a time It has been a ques tlon of having enough to go round but the real horror of the situation lay In the fact that there was Just onougl when you included tho extra guest You know how mortified you feel when there are Just so many pieces of whatever the platter contains and you have to dole them all out and there is absolutely nothing left Well my invention does away with that It is very simple You hunt out anything you can find in the ice box it may be some fragments of meat a cold sausage or two from breakfast a few bones you are saving for thi puppy or a bit of chocolate pudding from the childrens lunch anything will do You place it carefully In the center of the platter cover It nicelY with gravy parsley and general trimmings distribute the real things around it or at the side of It and there you are Nobody notices it es peclally It has the general effect of the genuine and it lends the necessary dignity and amplitude to the courseDont ask me what would happen if any one Insisted upon a second help ing being misled by the apparent opulence of tho dish It never has happened It may be that they are re strained by some occult influence with which my mind is charged on these occasions and so far I have been sE- cure in ray deception Which reminds me quoth House wife No2 of a luncheon 1 gave once upon a time Each plate was to con taro a dainty chop some peas potato chips and a stuffed tomato I had told the cook to be very particular as to nice looking ripe tomatoes for I knew it would help make the plates prettyThe plates were duly set before us and I was about to sink my fork Into a succulent morsel when a bit of pa per under an end of my chop caught my eye On it was scribbled in Cooks own hieroglyphics these words Dont Jabb it hard this aint no tomatter they giv out Katy She had improvised the thing from a bit of the childrens red pinwheel paper carefully sewn together and stuffed to match the others Look Prosperous or Pay in Advance Frank T Wallace a New York trav eling man is a guest at the Paxton on his return from a years trip In Aus tralia says the Omaha Bee While there Is a good deal of the American spirit prevailing in Sidney and Melbourne they do things there in a peculiar way said he It is hard to get used to them They have excellent restaurants there but they run on a peculiar plan A man goes in and sits down at a table and a waiter generally a wom kn hands him the bill of fare He makes out his order on a slip and before he is waited on the waiter goes to the cashier and has a little private talk with him The cashier looks over at the customer and if he appears to be good for the bill he is served Oth erwise he is asked to pay In advance The moats are good and cheap The same careful scrutiny Is made when a fellow registers at a hotel Good looks will go farther than any amount of baggage Circus Trick Stops Runaway Ppllcoman Thomas J OGrady on the back of Hollister one of the finest horses in the police department rodeo the side of a terrified horse running at breakneck speed through crowded Fourth avenue the other day and sprang from his mount to tho neck of the runaway Dragged by the un real ho hold on until it stopped The policemans uniform was torn and ruined and he suffered a severe wrench of the hack which compelled him to lay off for the dayI OGrndyB act practically duplicated one of A year ago when he sprang from the hack of Hollistcr to the neck of a runaway and by squeezing the horses nostrils guided it into an area way There tho horse fell upon him and OGrady was severely hurt For that act he received a medal for bravery at the last police paradeNewp- ork HeraldIThought It Would Tickle Dont you want your nice broad and butter Anne asked her father according to the Delineator Anne shook her head Its a shame to waste such nice bread and butter continued her father Ill oat It myself Anne watched the process with big eyes and a look of expectancy on her face Finally when the last mouthful had disappeared Anno asked Papa did it tickle Tickle asked her father Why no what do you mean- I thought It would ticklo said Anne It had n long hair on it Emancipated- One thing we are proud of in our boarding house is that wo treat each boarder as a member of the family UhhumYes may we expect you to send your things over You need not expect them Mrs Henpeck always treated mo as a mem ber of the family and now that she is dead I pine for something different A J r Nervous WornOutIf your nerve force is weak the power is giving out the or gaps of your betty have slowed up and do their work imperfectly This failure to do the work required clogs the system and brings distress and disease When the nerves are weak the heart is unable to force the lifegiving blood through your veins i the stom ach fails to digest food the kidneys lack power to filter impurities from the blood and the poisonous waste remains in the system to breed disease Nerve energy must be restored Dr Miles Nervine will do it because it strengthens the nerves it is a nerve medicine and tonic that rebuilds the entire nervous system Several years ago I was all broken town I was nervous wornout could riot sleep and was In constant pam I doctored for months and anally the doctor said he could do nothing for me I began taking Dr Mils Nervine and used altogether eight bottles and I became strong and healthy and now weigh 170 pounds H C CUNNINGHAM 108 Ellsworth Ave Allegheny Pa Dr Miles Nervine Is sold by your druggist who will guarantee that the first bottle will benefit If It falls hi will refund your money Miles Medical Co Elkhart Ind War On Outsiders is Object of Pool Growers At a meeting held at Versailles ICy August 23 in the interest of the Burley Tobacco Society pool speeches were made by A L Ferguson and Miss Alice Lloyd Mr Ferguson announced for the first time how the Burley So ciety proposes to get even with the independent growers who re main outside the pool Said he l1ho grower of the Bluegrass shall not ride through to success on the back of the planter of thrills as he did last year If the Bluegrass does not want this pool we will close it October 1 and join you in a race to market 1Ve do not propose to allow the outsider to ride in on our backs this time Ve have sent men to Missouri Vest Virginia Tennessee and Indiana to determine how much is grown in those districts At home we have two books one for those who pool and another for those who do not October 1 we will know exactly what per cent of tobacco is signed and unless 75 or 80 per cent is in the pool we will declare it oil If the pool goes through I believe officials of the Burlef rUobacco Society will go to the American Tobacco Company und say to them Buy the pooled tobacco and we will sell at a rea sonable price but wo must protect those who have cast their fortunes with us and if you buy tobacco autsido of the pool what we have will cost you dear I venture the assertion that every poundof pooled tobacco will be sold and paid fer before a single outsider jan dispose of so much as a tub HCun bo depended upon is an expression we all like to hear and when it is used in connection with Jhamborlains Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy it means that it never fails to cure diarrhoea lysentery or bowel complaints It is pleasant to take and equally valuable for children and adults Sold by all dealers 85t Son To Learn Railroading Averill Hurriman SOB of Edward Ht Harriman has started to learn the railroad business from the groundup Young Harri- man who is 18 years old is making his start ini the direction of a airway magnate by carrying the ihainin a Surveying gang on the OregoR Short Line in Idaho Then his father went to Europe Iverill had his choice of how he should spend the summer and his mice included the opportunity to go to Europe HI suffered habitually from constipation Doan s llegulcts relieved and strengthened the bowels so that they have been regular ever sinceA E Davis grocer iulphur Springs Tex 85 COUNTY COURT DAYS Following a list of days Coun ty Courts ace held in counties near Mt Sterling Bath Owingsvillo 2d Iondav Bourbon Paris 1st Monday Clark Winchester 4th Monday FayettoI Lexington 2d Monday Fleming Fleminysburg 4th Monday Harrison Cynthiana ith Mou dayMadison Richmond 1st Mon dayMontgomery Mt Sterling 3rd Monday Nicholas Carlisle 2nd Moriday Be Concise Sabbath thought The greatest sermon that WM ever preached say where contain only 303 words IJD D P A R R Co Carew Ohio Chesapeake Ohio Ry u subtoJ Limited for Louisville and the West 735 a m and 410 p m daily I Local for Lexington 550 a nt 215 p m week days J BaltimorePhiladelphia Old Point Comfort and Norfplk 1 1225 pnt and 531SP daily Local for Hinton W Va 918 a m week days Locnffor Rothwell 930 a w week days 9tf FtBarbarous English Boys in the west of England bellev that by squeezing a mole to death between tho hands and touching the af fected parts with the blood that oozes from tho mouth of the dying animal i warts will disappear and will not reappear The culprits are convinced that moles worms and other subter andthereforethem to death In thiawayII Best Train to the West 1 Travelers to Colorado California Port i land Seattle and all points west and northwest through the St Louis gateway will find the St LouisColorado Limitedfleaving St Louis at 230 p m daily one of the finest trains in the world Electric 1 lighted ventilated observation and dining cars Electric block signals perfect trackvia the Wabash and Union PacificT- he Shortest and Safest IloutejrFor folder call on or writerSWIFT Wabash llld- Cincinnati W H CONNOR G A Union Pacific P R Co I53 E Fourth St Cincinnati 0 1798 190a Transylvania UniversityCON- TINUING KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY The College of Liberal Arts coeducational Hamil ton College for Women and the College of Law Three campuses embracing 23 acres I Thirteen buildings with modern equipment- A Faculty of 56 chosen from the best universities Vyf America and Europe- Standardized elective courses leading to the degrees of A B B S A M and LL B New Science Building recently erected at a cost of 60000 Students now in attendance from 25 states and 6 for eign countries Moral influences cultural environment scholarly ideals reasonable expenses Write for Catalogue today 1 RICHARD HENRY CROSSFIELD A M Ph D I President LEXINGTON KY Ii Session Begins September 13 1- 909fflPrewitt1 j rt f1ftff i a r t I It Pennyslvania Lawn MowersII lrr Blue Marvel Lawn Mowers 4 Hoosier Lawn ilowerstt Indiana Lawn GlowersjRubber Hose Hose Reels Sprayers Nozzles Etc4 Ij j Prewitt Howell t 1i x Ll- h J t AZ Z 1 il 4 0 4 nii r Il r ftifi GlassfliTocut it II- aI1 ia ibtfight a diamond cutter is necessary 4 bvff Jt is not If the glass is not very Ifcthick it panhp cutjvlth a nair of oclsIk 80rsa large palneliiOreforable I labile cutting hold the glass beneath half a fott or mote of water and eon be cut any shape desired y yaluundpiece of glass bad been cut oul fofaguod sized pano ln just this man Sprier The scissors do not have to be S ffxt SVk sharpSuccess- is Turkeytjr Mrs Laura Gill Utica Ky says I ldid not get the Bourbon Poultry Cure in time to save inyso gobbler but I have large flock of turkeys I want to use it IremedyI i i would to f convert Into 20000 Asked how lie explained that he knew t youn lady with 20000 who he knew butJwantedItI to propose effectively T P g 1 Pcfi Fly Cheapest accident insurance Dr Thomas Eclectric Oil Stop the pain and heals the wound AllI f f i druggists sell it 8ot- tt r- ST1 I A Childs CommeYit N Even little children are amazed I h the backwardness of New York A j bright youngster of five crossing ov from New Jersey and seeing the We street transportatipa relic for the flr time jerked her fathers coat tai nearly off exclaiming Oh pap j see the trolley cars being pulled by j borlleslN1 Y Press iI 1 A I I YOUR WODLHID- ESAHD FURS GinsengGolden are Dealers and can do better for you merchantsReference LouisvilleWriteping tags We furnish wool bags free I M SABEL SONS CCTABlltHID lIN I8BO J 220 E Market St LOUISVI LLE KYII j t r i iEast and West I There Is no longer any doubt our t Shanghai correspondent tells us th t the old order of thought which hasI guided the lives of countless millionsI ih the Chinese empire through a long succession of centuries is passing away I ofIr I 6IstJllloLondon Times iSfietter Than Writing Poetry j Lttlrary work is all right but the I surest way to make your name a I household word is to advertise oxt- enW j SomervTile JOllrnalII I ii tTHE I VERY BEST i 1101111IHave any of our readers seen are f U lt copy of the Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer If not it will pay to send for a copy if for no other pur posejthan to note its present gre tvQSjijth as an educator in all thin that tend to make life prosperou- andI home the happiest place on I earthThe readerSjtoj j u5II producef a f pa er a I family and a material aid to father mother and children in reaching that higher level in social lif where content and comfort reigns supremeFather obtains ample information j that guides in the where when and how to regulate and increase the jL income from his efforts The in management of house affairs practical economy1 1wother of children and other that makes her toil a labor Childrens minds andin hearts are freed from thoughts of ISquestionablef Citiesl of life and encouraged if emulate all that is helpful in pla ing for a useful future in life The Grand Idea being that As are our Homes so will be the Community State and Nation 4 A most desirable help is a non 11sectarian sermon each week ag preached by that Biblical Student I Pastor Chas T Russell a forcible reminder of the spiritual and to poral rewards gained by righteous living as preferable to a Godless life that brings nought but misery to the home I Other departments and features are above the ordinary the unanl mpus verdict of its readers being r e cleanest and best family W ekly known to them 1 ample copies may be had by noting to the ENQUIRER aNXtto 2Incinnati 0 tr 1t 0 SEES RETURN OF WITCHCRAFT I Much Food for Thought Furnished iIn an Article by Prof William Gra ham Sumner Belle in witchcraft Is not dead It- t Is latent and may burst forth anew att any moment The difference from age to age IB not so much in the amount of credulity as in the dire c flea it takes At the present day iit Is in politics Lecky thought that the cause of persecution was the in tensity of dogmatic opinion That maybe a cause No man IB tolerant above anything about which he cares very much and in regard to which he Struta gles for political power however cause even intenser rage It Is political factions which in the future may return In violent repression of aftecityr cor between classes and factions andI we find this rancor producing ex tremea of beastly cruelty when in roterest seems to call for it The cases of the Van Arteveldes of Wullen weber in Lubeck of the Democrats 1 Ghent in 1839 as well as the proceed rings of the committees of safety against Tories in the American revo lution may sumce as examples So cialism is in its spirit and program well capable of producing now phe nomena of despotism and persecution powS are l- I enough to throw bombs Into theaters or restaurants or tb murder kings and presidents just because they are suc are capable of anything which witch doneat r they should think that party success shouldrd dI warnstu vorable economic conjuncture pop istar anadI casses would be more widely sepa rated It must then be expected thatt forthII I I Forum SOFTENED THE CAPS HEART Remarkable Catch Made by Big Bill Lange Was Worth 200 to the Player The greatest individual feat ev performed was one by which BI I Lange now retired saved a game f Chicago and 200 for himself In Wash ington In 1895 writes H S Fullerton in the American Magazine There is an odd story connected with theI play Lange had missed a train In Boston two days before failed to reach New York In true to play thereI and Anson had fined him 100 There alupon he missed a train to Washing ton arrived on the grounds after theI teams had practiced and Just In timeI to play and for that Anson fined himt another 100 The game that afternoon went eleven innings Chicago scoring one run in the eleventh There were two men out and a runner on the bases when Kip Selbnchl then one of the hardest hitters smoteI the ball a terrific blow and sent It lying over Langes head toward thei center field fence The hit seemed a sure homo run but Lange a ma weighing 225 pounds turned an- i dIIII without looking sprinted desperately straight out toward the fence racing with the flying ball At the las fIn- stant as the ball was going over his head Lange leaped stuck up both hands turned a somersault and crashed against tho fence The boards spllndered one entire panel crashed outward and out of the wreckage crawled Lango holding tthe ball in his hand and the crowd we nth atmud Lange came limping in wit shoutings gsCap Nope said Anson and tl- catch had saved the big fielder 2oO What a Man May Do I know of one conspicuous example of what may be done by men of Iin herlted fortune A young man of ample means who did not wish to engage in any business pursuit thor oughly educated himself hero and theen made himself master of a technicall pursuit by the study of forestry abroad After a year or two of pro toIaccept a responsible position in the government where he is now render- Ing l great and highly appreciated sorv Ivo In working out the best policy for conserving our forests and other natural resourcesFrom A Barton Hep burns The American Business Man the Century German Prince Now Merchant hinoe s Commercial academy at Cologne whereby he secures a diploma as qualified merchant The prince w has boon studying at the Cologne com mercial college for two years is the first prince in Germany who has trained himself for a commercial career He will follow up his successful examination by entering the office asma voluntary unpaid clock and in this capacity he will serve his apprenticeship His choice of a business calling is regarded as a remarkable sign the times An Amicable Settlement Hows he getting along with his wife now II Much better Shes resigned from her bridge whist club and hes agreed wear his coat during meal times Detroit Free Prose GREAT FRENCHMAN IS RIGHT Ambassador Jusserand Criticises Americans for Their Neglect of Countrys Rivers His Excellency M Jusserand the French ambassador Is astounded a 1the greatness of the United States 3It the people of France had suc rivers as are In the west they would dam them all and allow no water to go to waste Irrigation Is the mighty cure for western America And the suave ambassador o France is right We do dam au rivers and we ought to dam them more The policy of interior is the very genius of economic de velopment In the future In some sections we dam our rivers more than others There are times when the rampant Mlsslslpp re celves its full share of this attention 1 and rang a short time ago the Ar kansas river eating its way a narrow neck of land made a ne channel and left the prosperous river town of Douglas three miles inland and Douglas has been ever since 1damnIng the river to the full 11m of the brawn and the breath of Its indignant citizens So that it is a very wise amlpopu lar observation offered by his excel1 lency of France New York Amerif can LIKE THEIR EGGS FLAVORE- Chinese Have Little Use for Product IthIsI Fresh rDr Malegnon who has dwelt long tIn China gives some curious details whatIanud orIeggs which they take hard boiled sldetCelesItans have an expression Eggs of alI ways a century old but you are able to get them of many years standht The Celestlals have a preferenc- for the egg of the duel or goose They are placed with aromatic herbs f in slaked lime for a period more or less tong the minimum time of treatment being five or siX weeks Under the influence of time the yolk liquefies erand takes on a dark green color Th reefrThea strong odor from which a stranger betakes himself quickly the Chinese toIi have the taste of lobster Flipped Coin to Choose Husband Mary Karpowtcz of Worcester Mass was greatly perplexed She was courted by twins liked themi equally well and perhaps would ha been willing to marry them both as a way out of her dilemma but for the law Finally she flipped up n coin saying Heads Michael wins tails I marry Alexander Down came the quarter with the lady uppermost Alexander Kalnouska said glumly You win Michael Will you be best man Alexander asked Michael II I will not said Alexander i III the next steamer back to Russia You can have Mary Goodby Michaell Goodby Mary And Alexander departed to pack his trunk The Kalnouska twins 21 years of followed Mary Knrpowlcz 7500 miles from Russia They roomed and worked together and pooled their savings both courting Nary assiduously Al exander called one evening bllcha the next Gold Found on French island Kerguelen or the Island of Desola 10flea may be the scene of the next gold rush Situated midway between the Cape of Good Hopo and Australia It is one of the dreariest and most for bidding spots on the surface of the globe But the captain of a brig tho Carmen who spent four months there hunting sea elephants has made a discovery which may lead to Important developments He picked up a pretty little nugget of gold among tthe pebbles while walking on the shore The Carmen has arrived at Melbourne with 150 tons of oil the product of a couple of thousand sea elephants ah by the captain and his men They also report the discovery of valuable posits of coal which they declare be excellent fuel Kerguelen belongs to France by right of discovery Strike of Besshl Miners In the recent strike of time BesshiI miners in Nllhama In northern Japani the systematic military organization adopted by the mob in Its attacks upon the police and troops was imi pressive The rioters marched as welt1 as soldiers and fought under comi thehose ni churian campaign without learning the I art of united selfdefense They showed regular signals during action and they deployed and maneuvered like a fighting column They were pleased to regard hospitals and schools as neutron properties but all1 the property belonging to the mining company was reduced to ashes ofWilling to Oblige Ah Mr McMlcfcen sighed the Widow Hoollhan sure an whin me ould man doled it left a big hole in me heartFaith Mrs Hoollhan said Mr Me Micken an its mesllf as is after hnvln a big heart Would yez molndi taken part av it t fill tip th hole in yer own 7 1 JUST ADDED HIS TESTIMONY In the Absence of Knowledge of Bib litlcal Text It Was Best Cowboy Could Do agota couple cowpunchers found them minishter the gospel whose custom was to hold family worship of a morning and to conclude the same by asking each one present to give some quota afterfsaysrRecreation until at last It came the turn of Jim Bulstoke of the Crowfoot- s ranchMy dear young friend said the dominie as he saw the latter hesitat log surely can recall some verse from the Bible Jims face was bathed with persplr atipn but at last there came to him ofwsome stage of his life about the first chapter of Genesis At last he broke out God made the world I aitsudden smile but bowed to Jims neighbor in the circle Curley was andrfor the life of him could not think of anything At last remembering the occasional virtue of a good bluff he twisted one foot around his chair leg couldDt HAD DWELLING IN ODD NEST Deadly Carolina Tarantula Caught by Boys on Plantation In tatwoPMr A W PIckens of Garvin town ship brought to this office Saturday an enormous spider which he called a Carolina tarantula It was captured by some boys on his plantation haltnhaving been killed and drawn to its smallest compass Before being killed wasgtheeprow and six at the stern and a pnr ticularly wicked looking mouth The bite of this spider Mr Pickers says i iis as deadly as that of a rattlesnake Some boys on Mr PIckens planta tlon lentil a peculiar looking hole In investigateecamenupon an odd looking nest Prying It open they found the spider Inside tralJdoorafter himself as he went Into the nest and would be safe from Intruders Mr Pickens brought the nest to the city with him It was a very ingeniously contrived affair and was of almost as much interest as the spider itself Anderson Mall veSMiraculous Strawberry Box Luther Burbank at a dinner in San ta Husu replied modestly with an an ecdote to a eulogy of his new crea flea the spineless cactus Really you know said the plant wizard the spineless cactus Is noth ing like so marvelous ns the straw berry box that tho fashionable fruit- ereri of the east uses That is acreI j ation indeed llHe smiled A fashionable Now York frulter er he said told his now boy one June morning to go to the back of his dollardgrade strawberries for Mrs Van 0GnldThe boy a moment later called from the rlnlIberrieselhere to 1111 this box The fruiterer hurried back him self He looked at the box thou he sneered at the boy Why you young greenhorn he said youve got It upside down In the Kings Name An odor of unconscious humor hangs about a justice of tho peace of whom a Canadian contributor to the London Outlook tells His name was Alexander Hoggs and ono fitly a farmer was brought up be fore him for allowing n cow with an infectious disease to wander at largo The magistrate promptly ordered tho cow shot and fined the owner 10 But when he llled up the conviction ofslip by a slur of the pert he sentenced the owner to be shot and the cow to kingstoEdward VII per Alexander Beggs J P Those Stage College Boys The west has recently been Hooded I hear with college boy actsteams of not overly brilliant young men who wear 15 white flannel handmedowns hats of a style mostly favored by colored gentlemen sing last years bal lads very poorly and danco with indif ferent success One disgusted mana ger whose booking agent had been sending him an oversupply of th teams stood In the lobby watching ono of the college boys talking with mash he had picked up in the town Say said the girl are you fellows really college boys 1 Well answered the other I aint ono but Bill is Why Bill with pride he graduated from the Barbers col lege in Los AngelesBeau Broad way in New York Telegraph Larger or Smaller Remember said the friend that the eyes of posterity will be on you Yes answered Senator Sorghum and I am wondering whether tutor generations will look at mo through jI tOlflllscopej r+ or eo OOOooOO ig PRGFflS OOitL f H R PREW ITT- ATTORNEYATLAW M t Sterling Kentucky Office Court St opposite Court House Samuels Building front room upstairs DR D L PROCTOR DENTIST Mt Sterling Kentucky Office over Lind ey Rodman Court Street FINLEY E FOGG LAWYER Paintsville Kentucky JiSTRICT COUNTY AND CITY OFFICIAL DIRECTORY Congmeeman JSO W IANGLEY1testanehuvg unto Senator C li KCTON Winchester JlcpreeentatlTC J W CLAY lilt Sterling OIIiUUlT COURT Circuit Court Judge- A W YOUNG Morehead Commonwealth Attorney ALEX CONNElt OwinKSvillfi Master Comnlssionor JNO AJUDY MuSturlinK Ciioiut Clerk UI011 HUNT Mt Steeling- Connntrsionarlnry Fund P IJ TUKNKU Mt Sterling Hcnoiver J W OIAYv Mt bterlliiK PERMS ltd M imliiv In JaniiHiy lad Miinday in April I t Mondnv in Sdptonilxr COUNTY COURT tit1 Monday In uneli mont- hQt111r1Ellll COURT Tiiunliiy uftur Hid Mondny FISCALI COUUT litTuuvday In April and October COUNTY OFK10IIIS JIIIIigu A A Hntulivg County Attorney C f Thoinu1- JnoCounty Cletk K Ritz llLiuty County Clerk t It Seen Sheriff WIlT 1reIt t DopCtCl J IV Itlulinixlcon- Waltur Crxjok- tCTJailer Wilson Slljil of SclllHllft MI1 tiuixhvln Assessor G1 MttCnrmluk r- Coronur JM1 Olive Ii to O Kfwtin JUSTIOKS OKJIIIKIKACK lit Dlttrfut C tTlMIIIIKIU 2ml Dwtriut 1 111 Himry ru District C IK Dunn ttti District tlnlin Trhnlil- tJKStli IDistrict 1 1lnMimn nth District 10 Krliubl t N5TAHIKS 2mt 1Iilliet It if 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