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January 5, 1911
- THE STATE -
MOST IMPORTANT NEWS
GATHERED FROM ALL
PARTS OF KENTUCKY
Property Assessments Raited and
More Taxes Will Da Collected.
FrnnkforL Tho copying or tho
county assessor's books for this year's
nKcnmcnt of property In the city of
Krankfort has been completed by Cir
cuit Clerk lien Mnrshall for County
Clerk Crawford Lee. Tho total as
sessed vnliio of city property by tho
oiunty dfuu-Mor shows a substantial
increftKO over List year's assessment.
Tho total nssensed vatuo of city prop
erty loot year was $4,198,901. ThU
year tho total Is 11,41.1,777, an In
reao of $244,816, which will prmluco
taxes to tho county of over $3,000 In
excess of last year.
Tho city assessment of this prop
erty Is considerably larger, reaching
to nearly IIto million and a half.
SOMEBODY MUST PAY.
Frankfurt. About J 1,000 must bo
paid cither tfiy tho state of tho cIU
sens of Ixiulsvlllo who wore parties
1o tho Injunction suit restraining tho
sheriff of Jefferson county from col
lecting taxes on tho twclvo-pcr-cent
Itirreaso In tho valuation of property
In that county. Stato Auditor Frank
I. James sent a letter to Ally. (Sen.
Ilrcathltt nsklng who should pay for
tho 15,000 po.ilal cards and 90 new
tax .ooks required.
Klliabethfown. Tho city board of
supervisors has completed tho equal
izntlon of the city proicrty. Tho city
nssessor listed property to the amount
of $796,5C7. Tho board of cquallza
1lon raised tho amount $23,805, mak
ing tho total valuation of tho city
STREAM TO DE STOCKED.
Frankfort When tho government
stocks n stream with fish It asks that
Mime effort bo made to protect tho
tlsh until they can propagate nnd
hatch. (U-orgq I.. I'ayno nnd Kcvcral
other sportsmen nave been interest
lug themselves In having Klkhorn re
stocked. He received assurances tint
a supply would bo sent next summe;
STOLE FOR HIS MOTHER.
Frankfort. Because of the modesty
of Cov. Wlllson. ho failed to give out
tor publication a pardon be granted
on (Mirlslmafl to as n Christmas pres
ent to Harry Smith, of Louisville, son
tenced to tho penitentiary for two
vearH lor obtaining money under false
pretense. Smith explained to (Sow
Wlllson that ho had obtnlned tho
money to ivy for a surgical operation
i n his mother.
CONFESSES TO ROBBING.
Louisville. Abo Hani. 23, employ,
ed as a clerk by tho Ilernhclm Distill
lng Co.. coufiwsed to detectives to a
onsplracy between himself, an nsslst
ant cashier of tho l'ennsylvaula rail
road and ti negro expressman by
which tuo three men havo robbed tho
company systematically for mouths.
DANK IN TROUBLE.
Eckron. The First Stnto bank at
this idaco bus closed Its doors. The
deposits nro $50,000 anil capltnl steel
tlG.000. .1. F. Harney, state bank ex
amlner. hns ordered Allan Frajson to
this plneo ti) Investigate the condition
of the institution.
CHILD FATALLY SHOT.
Louisville. A llobert rltlo In the
hands of lJwell Miller, 11, was nccl
dentally discharged and his cousin
F.lcanor Smith, 13, was tho victim. Tho
bullet entered tho girl's forehead Just
nbovo tho left vyo and pierced tho
brain. HUo will die. Physicians re
sorted to (i trepan operation, but thoy
tay thoro Is no hope for the child i
THREE CHILDREN BURNED.
Wisdom, Three children of Hobrrt
.Holes, a farmer, were burned to death.
Tho father was away from home, aud
tho mother went to tho spring, locking
tho children In the house. hen sh
returned tho houso was burned to tho
ground and tho charred bones of tho
three little ones, whoso ages were ii,
and 1 year, were found In ono corner
of tho sKl whoro tho house stood.
MaysvIIio. H. C. Herndoti, deputy
rovonuo collector at Ashland, was
awarded $500 damages In th Mason
circuit court again Omar Dm! on. H
sued for $15,000. lleindon v 'alio per
forming his olllelal duties her - BoTal
inontha ago walked Into au i ion ele
Loulsvtlht. The nut-going tn II from
this postnlllco has been tho heaviust
In the history of tho olllcc. A llstant
I'ostinasler John (1. Morey gr .1 that
tho mall k marly M per eont greater
All Municipalities of 5,000 Show Calm,
Except Maysvllle, Over 1900 Mid
dleiboro Has Largest Per
centage. Frankforl. 1'opnlatlnn statistics for
titles In Kentucky of orcr 5,000 Inhab
itants, for 1910 census, aro as follows!
Hopklnsvlllo 'J.4 1 0
Ilcwllng (Irceti 9,173
IHchmond ' 5,310
CITY SUES FOR DACK TAXES.
Would Collect More than $130,000
From Distilleries and Ware
Frankfort. City Attorney Frank M.
Dalley filed suit in the Circuit court
for tho city agalnat tho Kentucky Dis
tilleries & Warehouso Co. for back
taxes on storage accounts alleged to
havo accnied whllo the warehouse
company had Its main olllces here
ho total amount sued for Is J 1 16,297
with a C per cent penalty and 8 per
cent Interest, which would bring tho
total up to a llttlo over 1130,000.
These nro the wimo storago accounts
upon which tho county of Franklin
brought suit several mouths ngo and
for which Judge llleatt gave Judgment
In favor of tho county. It Is contend
ed that if tho warehouse company
owe9 on its whlsky-Rtorage acrounta
for tho years named to the county. It
also owes It to tho city, nod h-nce tho
suit filed by the city.
FIREWORKS CAUSED LOSS.
Thousands of Dollars Worth of Prop
IHchmond. Flro damaged the con
tents nnd building of tho Cut-Hate Gro
cery Co. to tho extent of several thou
sand dollars. For a short while an en
tire block was threatened.
Tho entire front of Uio store wax
lined wltl fireworks for the holidays.
Tho fire originated from a spark which
Ignited the fireworks, nnd In a fow mo-
monts time several hundred dol'ars
had been consumed In tho explosives,
reports of which were heard for sev-
oral blocks. The lives of tho firemen
were consiuerauiy cnuanserou uuriiig
tho explosion of huge cannon crack-
ers and they could not aproach tho
building until tho bombardment had
1). C. Wiggins Is proprietor of tho
grocery. Several people who wero in
tho store when tho fire broke out hnd
to make their exit at the back way,
duo to lire hating them cut off from
A RIPE OLD ACE.
Frankfort On the anniversary of
her one hundred and eighth Christina
eve, .Mrs. Jano Arven, tho oldest white
woman In Central Kentucky, died
here. She has been for years tho most
accurato encyclopedia of the early his
tory of Frankfort. Shu rode on tho
first steam train to leave Frankfort,
tho first steamboat to leave tho city,
and was present at the dedication of
even- capltol erected here. She could
recall when citizens of Fraukllu coun
ty had to carry guns on their way to
Christmas hervices, fearing attacks of
KENTUCKY SOIL SURVEY.
Frankfort. Tho annual report of
tho chief of tho bureau of bolls of tho
United Stntes Department of Agricul
ture, shows that durlug tho iast fiscal
year n soil survey was made of Hock-
castle county Kentucky, covering an
nrea'ot 1C1 square miles and making a
total of 2,210 square miles, or 1,411,100
acres surveyed by the bureau In Ken
tucky to date. Hcsldes Hockcnstlo
county tho following counties havo
been surveyed: MeCrnekcn, MudUon,
Mason, Scott, Union and Warren.
SECRETARYSHIP IN JAPAN.
Frankfort A Christmas present of
a great surprise, but nlso a pleasant
one, on account of the honor which
goes with It, has been conferred oi.
Stanley Harris, secretary of tho Frank
fort Y. M. C. A. Ho received a tele
gram offering him the secielaryshlp of
a Y. M. C. A. In Japan. There aro only
eight secretaries thoro, ono having
been added recently. Mr. Harris Is
otforcd tho nowly-crealed place. Ho
will bo located In a city of 200,000.
Louisville. Acting on Information
received from IHchmond, Chief of De
tectives Carney nnd Doteetlvo l'at
White arrested John Hrady at Seventh
and Green streets. Ho had In his pus
session a diamond stud vnluci' nt $ir0,
alleged to be tho proporly of Dr. John
Harris, or IHchmond. Ho Is said to
havo been foreman lu n laundry and to
havo removed tho stud from a shirt
Husscllvlllo. The residence of Mrs
J. l. Camphell, live miles nor.th of thli
city, -vas destroyed by fire, ot acc
Editors Listen to Address by
GREATEST NEED OF THE STATE
Address of Col. J. D, McFerran, Chair-
man of Rural School Development
Committee, Before Kentucky
It Is with great hesitancy and with
no Inconsiderable embarrassment that
I venturo to appear beforo your hon
orable body. There nro thrco reasons
which Impel me to the duty. Hrst,
becauso I am a natlvo of tho old com
monwealth which I dearly love; sec
ondly, because of my deep sympathy
for, nnd Interest In, the woirare, ad
vancement nnd happiness of nearly a
million children of our state, and last
ly, because I am bidden to It by tho
Louisville Commercial club.
Within tho horizon of my limited
capacity, I can see no more Important
Hold of effort than better to care for
tho children of tho state children of
to-day but citizens of to-morrow.
Tho census tables of 1900 have
shown us up In a very unenviable
light, 13 per cent of Illiteracy, prac
tically second In tuberculosis and
third In blindness.
Old School Law.
Under tho old school law we had
three district trustees, Instead of one,
as now, and it was stated on seeming
ly good authority that there were nvc
thousand of them that could neither
read nor -write.
We have In a very large number of
caBes the old barrel stove, generally
cracked, with a long pipe offering
more or less free cscapo of deadly
gases, in tno com oi winter mis
stove, usually placed in the center of
tho small room, frequently red hot.
burns tho children sitting near, and
freezes those more distant
The water supply, often Insufficient,
sometimes brought long distances In
the old rusted and battered bucket,
open to all the dust and atmospheric
Impurities. Then the rusted, batterc
single dipper to servo all the children
and they often carelessly drlnkin
only van of the water, the balance be
lng thrown back Into the bucket for
later comers. Is It a wonder that
schools arc closed by outbreaks of
., i..,....,,-,. winniImr couch, measles
fiCarlct fcver tonsllltls and kindred
j bav0' no hesitancy In expressing
mj. BtronR MM tllat many lf not a
JarB0 majority, of those troubles have
,h.,r inPini,,ncv in our mothod. or
rather want ot a sane method, In
lighting, heating and ventilating our
present small, Illy prepared schoo'
There are comparatively few of our
rural school buildings that can bo con
verted Into sanitary and healthful
structures. 1 think every dollar ex
ponded from year to year In trying tc
mako theso houses answer their pur
poses Is money wasted. Tho practical
nnd wise thing to do Is to replace them
with new, up-to-date structures on am-
plo grounds with proper equipment for
How Provide the Funds.
In considering the problem we are
met nt tho outset by the financial dif
ficulty where and how arc wo to get
lump sums ot money In such amounts
as tho situation demands? The itmall
districts aro generally unable to stand
the burden of taxation and tho largest
and wealthiest could not place bonds
except nt high rates of Interest
After much thought afUl discussion
wo have concluded that tho speediest
most economical and comprehensive
way to successfully nnd fully meet the
question Is by tho issue of county
bonds for a lengthy period, say 30
The Modern School.
These schools should bo planned
along comprehcnslvo and up-to-dnte
lines, with nmplo playgrounds, full at
tention being given to sclcntldc heat
ing, lighting, ventilation, water suppl)
and toilet arrangements. Thero should
bo additional grounds sultablo for
additional nnd sultablo grounds to
school gardens nnd a small expert
mental farm, and for such addltlona'
buildings ns may bo needed as popu'a-
Hon Increases, so that theso locations
may bo permanently dedicated to the
great cause of education. Thero should
nlso bo proper arrangements for man
ual training and domestic sclcnco.
Importance of the Project.
I think we expend too mu;h time
and money on cheap politics, to the
neglect of things fundamental to the
stato's welfare and progress, such for
Instance, ns good schools, good roade
and good tax laws tho proiwr execu
Hon of laws now on our stuttito books.
Any ono of a dozen men would mako
us n good governor, but who will mako
us a good stato superintendent ot pub
lic Instruction? Caro should bo exer
cised in all the counties In tho selec
tion ot our county boards ot education
and tho county superintendents, be
causo they come lit closer touch with
Results To Be Obtained.
We must change our viewpoint con
cernlng education. AVe hnvo bcou min
imizing it In every way, looking upon
It moro as an expense to bo avoided oa
FOR GOOD ROADS.
to Be Proposed for Small Tax
But Great Good.
Louisville The Kcntutky Good
Honda congress adjourned after every
section of the synopsis of a proposed
good roads bill had been approved
and a commlltco appointed to draft
the bill ar.d to see that It was "fa
thered" carefully at tho next meeting
of the general nssembly.
This hill provides for a tax levy of
flvo cento, half of which Is to bo
borno by tho county petitioning for
tho building of new roads and tho re
mainder by the state.
Tho committee, appointed that will
havo tho drafting of tho bill and of
Its presentation to the legislature will
consist of Senator Joseph F. litis
worth, Mlddlesboro; It. A. Sommcrs,
Ellzabethtown; tlcorgo L-. I'ickctL
Shclbyvlllo; W. K, How, Lexington,
and Senator O. T. Wyatt, of Ixgan
Tho hill, if passed at tho next ses
sion of tho legislature, will provide
for a tax of flvo cents on tho 1100 ns-
scssablo property. This tax will not
a sum of between $410,000 and $475,-
000, with which tho work of building
good roads In Kentucky will bo begun.
Each county will bo expected to bond
Itself for a sum twice as largo as tho
amount of money which will be given
by tho stato as the county's pro rata
share of tho tax.
PUBLIC MATTERS DISCUSSED.
Kentucky Editors Adjourn Mld-WIn-
Louisville. On tho last day of their
meeting the editors talked shop but
little. They discussed public questions
and matters of vital Importance to tho
state. Good roads, good government,
good schools, better educational faclll-
tics for all Kentucky. These woro the
things they resolved to get for the
What Is News!" one of the sub
jects on the program, brought out
Tho simplification of tho cash book
was the subject of au Interesting talk
by Samuel Judson Hoberts, of Lexing
ton. In tho discussion which followed
all the members of tho association
A Joint session was hold with the
Good Raids Congress.
Stockholders Will Realize Small
Small Amount Will Reorganize.
West I'olnt. J. F. llaniey, stato
ank examiner, held a consultation
with the olllcers of tho Kentucky and
Indiana bank, recently closed. Sir.
Harney advised the stockholders of the
old bank to call a meeting and go Into
Depositors In the defunct bank will
get their money, but the stockholders
will probably not receive more than
10 per cent after the affairs of the
Institution wero settled.
Dr. J. V. Frewltt. president of Uie
defunct bank, has succeeded In get
ting sufficient stock subscribed to start
a new bank. Tho now bank, it Is said
will tako over tho best paper caniei:
by the defunct bank and will attempt
to settle up tho business of the old In
INJURED BY FALL.
Adairvllle. Millard Woodro.v, 2fi, a
law Mudcnt nt Columbia university
who, according to his landlad), return
ed to this country last September from
England, where he had been graduated
from Oxford university on a Ilhodcs
scholarship, fell down a dumb-waiter
shaft in Now York City In a strange
and unexplained manner. Ho Is now
In the hospital with a broken nnklo
and other Injuries.
Jackson. County Attorney V. H.
Hlanton has received a letter from a
hamlet In West Virginia, asking for a
plcturo and description of Jako Noble,
who killed J. Wesley Turner, Jailer of
Breathitt county. Tho rewards for
tho arrest of Noble total $500. Tho
county offerj $300 of that amount and
the relatives of Turner tho remainder.
Lexington. Cora Keys, aged 4, was
burned to death and her llttlo sister
was Injured fatally when their mother
locked them in their home nnd went
to a neighbor's for a brief visit. Tho
children's clothing caught flro from
some unexplained cause.
Kllzabethtown. Former Hcprcscnta
tlve Alexander Brooks Montgomery, ot
the Fourth Kentucky district, died
here, aged 73. Ho was elected to rep
resent this district for tho four suc
cessive terms between 1SGG and 1S94.
Kllzabethtown. The funeral of
Judge A. 11. Montgomery, former con
gressman from tho Fourth dUtrlct.
was conducted " here. Sorrowing
friends attended from all parts of the
Frankfort Stato olllclals .aro try
ing o find somo law by which a latge
bill-poster's hoard can bo removed
from In front of tho capltol, whero it
has bcou elected by an advertising
syndicate. Tho billboard Is u high
one, made of tin, and faces tho cap
Somersets The franchise and all
the properties of thu Somerset Water,
Light and Traction Co. will bo so:d at
jiubllc outcry by a special master com
missioner 011 January 16. The com
pany was capitalized at $250,000.
NEW YEAR OUTLOOK
General Situation Bears Marks of Im
provement and Shows Elements
Now York.--IL G. Dun Co.'s
weekly review of trade said'
After a satisfactory retail holiday
trado business In nearly all brnnche
Is qulot, with the usunl end of the year
adjustments. Tho outlook, while not
ns promising for Immediate activity ns
might bo desired, contains, nono the
less, many elements of strength.
Tho Iron nnd steel trado is still con
fronted with n consumption of only
half of tho producing capacity, and Uio
dry goods business with tho problem
of costs, but there Is an nhsenco of
demoralizing speculation and of over
stocked Bhelves In all mercantile lines,
whllo tho agricultural prosperity of
tho past year and tho general feeling
of conservative confidence makes con
ditions better than the trado statistics
Heavy Dividends Expected.
Tho financial situation as a whole Is
improved, and tho prospect of tho
heavy dividends and disbursements
duo January 1 imparts greater brisk
ness to tho strictly Investment mar
Iron and Steel.
Existing conditions In iron and
Btecl contrast sharply with the bright
prospects In cvldenco at this time a
year ago, when most producers had
sufficient ordcra on hand to insure full
operations for several months ahead.
At present, however, mills and fur
naces arc working nt only about 00
per cent of capacity, and in certain
branches of tho industry dullness is
pronounced. This applies particularly
to the pig iron division, where restric
tion of output has not prevented ac
cumulation of stocks, so that fresh
concessions havo been made In order
to stlmnlato demand.
Dry Goods Quiet.
It was a seasonably quiet week In
(he primary dry goods markets, with
values well sustained, but still goner-
nlly closo to or below the cost of pro
duction. In cotton goods curtailment
cf production is generally believed to
bo Inevitable after the turn ot me
year, when present contracts expire.
Yams rule steady, but quiet.
Trade In leather Is dull, and few
tales havo been effected outside of
odds and ends that are being sold at
low prices, although some sales of
upper leather at very low rates arc
reported. Thero Is no change to re
port In footwear conditions, tho mar
ket being 'inlet and featuraless as
Now York. Uradstreet's weekly let
Business failures In tho United
Stales for the week ending December
2V were 210. against 271 last week,
2&7 in the like week oHOOO. 299 in
1908. 1S5 In 1907 and 220 In 190G.
Business failures In Canada for tho
week number 35, which compares with
27 last week and 22 in tho correspond
week last year.
Wheat. Including flour, exports fnm
the United States and Canada for the
week ending December 29 aggregate
2,179,929 bushels, against 2,729,817 last
week nnd 3.G89.15G this week last
vcar. For tho 26 weeks ending De-
comber. 29 exports aro 61.029.933 bush
els. against 87.730.0S!) bushels in tho
corresnondlng period last year. L.orn
exports for the week aro 1,119,411
bushels, against 1.038,830 buehcls last
week nnd 1.151.151 bushels in ivw.
Vnr tho 20 weeks ending December 29
corn exports aro U.014,2.0 bushels.
against 8,097.913 bushels last year.
.Cincinnati Grain Market.
Klnur Winter natents $4.20a4.55,
,in fnmllv S3.10a3.30. low grudo $2.40a
2.G0. spring patent ?5.ri(,a5.G."i, do fancy
$4.75a5.10. Wheat No. 2 red 9Ca
n-in N'n. 3 red 93a90e. No. 4 8Ca98c.
Pnrn No. 2 white 47ul7M:C. No.
whlto 40ja47c, No. U yellow 47a
174c, No. 3 yellow 4t.-ja(c, ro. -mtro.i
47a47l4c. No. 3 mixed 46Val7c.
Oats No. 2 whlto 34a3."c, standard
white 31a34c, No. Z mtxcu ...iysa-iic
Cincinnati Live StocK.
HatUa Shippers. $"aC, butcher
steers, extra $5.63a5.75, good to choice
S1.75a5.59, heifers, extra- a.iua:i.-.
cood to cholco $1.2."a5; tows, oxtia
S4.ri0u4.73. COiHl 10 CIlOifH J.iuui.-w,
rnnnpra t2.50a3.50. HulN Hologna
xii4.63. extra $4.75. Calves
Extra $9.23, fair to good $Sa9,
,-fimmon and largo $4aS. Hogs
Good to cholco packers and butchers
IS.O.'nS.lO, mixed inciters saviu,
common to choice heay fat isows
$0a7.60, pigs 1110 lhs and less) $7a
8.10. Sheep lixtra l, goou to cuoice
$3.50a3.90. Lambs Extra $0.25, year
l'oultrv Urns lto lb. spring thick
ens 124o 11). ducks 1414c, turkeys
tile, ceeso Salic. Butter Cream-
cry, extra 32Vie. firsts 31c, fancy dairy
22c. Kkks l'rlmo firsts 37c. firsts
35c. Apples Fancy $5a5.50 a bbl
cholco $1.50 a bbl. Carrots N. O
25a40o dozen. Celery 20a35c dozen
Eggplants Homegrown $3.15a3.25
erato. Granes Malaga $5.50a7
keit. Onions Yollow 85n90c. whlto
Ilal.25 nor bu. l'lneapples $3a3.50
a crate. Fotatecs Northern Ohio 40a
43c a bu. Michigan mid homegrown
45a52c a bu, sweet, potatoes. Jersey
$3.35a3 50 a bbl. Turnip! -7aMc a bbl
PARALLEL STUDY IN HEREDITY
Most Forceful Presentment of Conse
quences of Strong Drink and Dleat
Ingt of Temperance.
Prof. William K. Ashcraft, In an
artlclo appearing In tho Sunday School
Times, entitled "Tho Saloon," nil ot
which Is well worth reading, gives (he
following bit of Interesting history:
The most forceful presentment of
the consequences ot drink and tho
blessings ot n tern pern to life that C
havo soon camo to my desk a fow
months ago in tho shnpe ot a llttl
book giving a parallel study In heredi
ty. Its title Is "Jukes-Edwards," and
the author Is Dr. A. E. Wlnshlp of
Doston. Tho story Is that of two fam
ilies tho ono notorious and tho other
noted. Tho one Is the family of Jukes,
a name given to a Hollander who came
to this country nnd settled In the state
ot Now York something like two cen
turies ago, while tho other Is tho fam
ily of Jonathan Edwards, the groat
New England theologian and preacher
of colonial days.
Jukes was ono of thoao follows such.
as Is usually conspicuous about sa
loons, who got drunk on any occasion,
would swear Innocently and tell a
dirty story In a way to mako tbo boys
laugh. Ho was not regarded as
good cxamplo, of courso; and being
thought worse to hlmsolf than to any
one else, he was held as "good-hearted,"
whatever that may moan. Jukes
married and becamo tho first progeni
tor of a family of about 1,200 persona,
most of whom figured In tho criminal
records of Now York. Somo of them
becamo thieves, some murderers,
many ot them paupers, and many of
tho women becamo prostitutes. The
family has cost tho Btate of New York
In court trials, and for maintaining;
thorn In poorhouses, asylums. Jails and
penitentiaries, $1,250,000, or over
The Edwards family, on the other
hand, reached the number of about
1,400 persons. They becamo famous
as college presidents, governors ot
states, Judges of courts, congressmen.
members of legislatures, railroad pres
idents, merchants, lawyers, doctors.
preachers, teachers, farmers, etc. Thoy
filled places of usefulness bnd con
tributed to the uplift ot society la
every station ot life. And the only de
generate of the 1,400, if he can be
rated as such, was Aaron Burr, Jurist,
United States senator and vlce prosl
dent, who fatlod to reach tho presi
dency by only ono electoral voto. The
Edwards family wero all producers ot
wealth and contributors to the gen
eral thrift of society. They were the
products of tho beneficent influences
of education and religion.
But Jukes and his family wero prod-
utcs of drink and Its accompaniments,
of tho baser tendencies ot a promiscu
ous and aimless society. Thoy wrecked
not only thomsolves but sapped the
wealth of tho public.
This parallel study of the tendencios
of drink on tho one hand and of educa
tion and rollglon on tho other .which
havo gono over all too briefly, has-
been set down In a book, but these
deadly aud startling parallels are to be
found In this and every other commu
nity whoro Intoxicating liquors aro sold
The Saloon Problem.
Tho overwhelming magnitude ot
this (tho saloon) problem Is such that
It demands tho best thought of every
citizen who has nt heart tho welfare.
and perpetuity ot our republic. To bo
Indifferent to this problem is as un
wise nnd suicidal ns it would bo to
slumbor on tho brink of au active vol
cano. A study of our past and pres
ent history proves tho truth of tho
above statement. Tho vast foreign
Immigration to this country, tho un
deniable tendency of tho population
to gravitate to cities, tho largo ex
cess of foreigners over Americans In
our cities, tho rapid increase of tho
manufacture and consumption of al
coholic beverages, tho growing polit
ical power ot the saloon, are among
the serious and threatening facts con
nected with tho malnteuanco of our
national life. Surely tho timo has
cojuo to "cry aloud, spare not, lift up
thy volco llko a trumpot, and show
my people their transgression." Unite,
educate, preach, pray, give tlmo and
money, vote. Michigan Tcmporanc
Alcoholics In Cooking.
In these days when total ubstlnenca
Is becoming moro popular, thero Is a
renowed effort to Introduce alcoholics
into cookery, lf you put tho devil out
tho door ho flies In nt tho window,
and If you put him out of tho wlndow
ho dances down tho chimney nnd sets
his blu 6 lights burning on tfio cook
stovo. Caterers consider many of
their most delicate dishes lutomploto
without tho smack of alcoholics; thoy
hldo this devil in solution In their
sherbet, in their pudding sauce. In
tlrelr cakos, their pies. Let tomper
anro people bo on tho lookout at res
taurants, hotels, and so-called high
toned dinner tables, Wives and
Daughters, tamlon, Ont.
Abstinence In St. Petersburg.
There Is said to be an abstinence-society-lu
St. Petersburg with COO
tiieuibora whose activity has consisted
fn cBtubflsidng no less than eight tea
houses In that part ot tho city whoro
drinking places most abound. An In
ebrlatus' asylum Is also contemplated.
In volti ban It was a year - jo.
much as possible, or as money lost