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DEKEA. MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JUNE 27, 1012
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at-this store. We are receiving the most
substantial encouragement in return for
our efforts to serve people with the best
that money can buy, at the smallest mar
gin of profit.
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R. R. COYLE
KY. COURT OF APPEALS DECIDES
FOR BEREA C0LLE6E
Tho attempt by certain Interested
parties to force taxation upon Ilvrca
College In some ot ltn departments
has been carried, In tho facu of a
constitutional provision, with great
tenacity, from court to court, and
finally received lta quietus from the
Court of Apixala a tew days ago.
Tho College bas been put to some
expense and largo trouble to carry
on till suit, but It ban been wag.-d
tupvclally lu behalf of Industrial edu
cation. Tbc claim was inado that llo
rea College could b taxed on Its'
printing outfit, laundry, and other In
dustrlal features. The Court of Ap
peals, however, decides, as It has !n
almllar cases before, that "tho pro-jx-rty
of an educaUonal Institution,
when tho Income from the Mine la
devoted not to private gain but to
educational purposes, shall bo totally
exempt from taxation In whatover
form that proTty may be found."
Tula provision, Imbedded In tho
constitution of Uio State of Kentucky,
la one of the promising things In our
struggle for bettor educational con
ditions throughout the entire South.
NOT TOO LATE
It Is not loo late to begin tho grent
story, tho first Installment of which
wo ran last week. Wo give the sec
ond and third chapters on page hlx
this week. This story alone is worth
to Uio reader many times tho price
of tho paper.
Wo not only urgo our subscribers
to read It, but bog nil who are In
terested lu tho boys to loan Uio
paper to their neighbors and tell
them not only of tho story but ot
tho many other good features.
v Glance at tho table of contents be
low and see how rich In good things
Tho Citizen Is this week.
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE
Letter from Picb. Frost.
Decision of Court of Appeals
Madison County to help Derea
Story of Taft Victory
Home Courso in Health Culture.
A Roraauce of Progress.
Summer Offlco Hours.
Homo Town Helps.
Letter from Mr. Ilurgess
Eastern Kentucky Correspondence
Chinese President Plead for Simple
Life Chinese Loan Depends upon
Russia Cause of Belgian Riots
End of Insurrection Expected In
Cuba Mexico Obscured.
ADVOCATES STMPLE LIFE
Tho President of the new Chinese
Republic lu exortlng tho nation to
return to the good old days of fru
gal living. Ho says that the omy
hope for the Republic In its present
struggle is. tho discarding of all ex
travagances Incident to high lite.
Tho cost of marriages, funerals, and
entertainments niUBt bo reduced, and
tho present giving practice must bo
curtailed, he Rays. That Is, he would
have tho new China solve the prob
lems of high cost of living nnd there
by lay tho foundations for a great
and stable republic.
RUSSIA HOLDS KEY
Tho three hundred million Chinese
lan agreed upon by tho United
StateH, Great Britain, France, Ger
many and Juan hangs In the bal
auco awaiting tho announcement from
Hussla that sho will Join in tho
The United States Is interested in
thu matter In thai It is carrying
out our ikjIIcj" uh Inaugurated 'jy
i'ecrwtnry I.'ny tht bo called open
(Cnntitiunl on 1'age Seven)
LETTER FROM PRES. FROST
Visits a Great Northern School at
Dear friends of Tho Citizen:
Three years ago Herat was favor
ed by a visit from Prof. E. A. Lyman
of Vpslluutl, the author of some of
the boht recent text books on mathe
matics. Prof. Lyman and wife spent
6oimi tlmo at I lore a and made ex
cursions through the surrounding
country. Ho has been a steadfast
friend of Berea, and at our last
Commencement wu3 elected to a placo
on our Ilonrd of Trustees.
This visit from him mndo mo rcudy
to accept an Invitation to deliver
tho Commnccemcnt address at the
school to which he belongs nt Ypsi
lanti, last Wednedsay.
I rodo to Cincinnati on the same
train with Mr. Taylor and had an
opportunity for a few hours visit
with my fellow-worker for the first
time since ho has been connected
A night on tho sleeping car brought
mo to Detroit In cmtto another cll
(Conlinurd on Page 1'our)
MADISON COUNTY TO HELP BEREA
Need A Girls' Dormitory Madison
County's Turn to Contribute.
Iterea College turned away mora
than I'OO clrls last year because It
had no rooms for them to occupy.
'More than 1,000 students were in
attendance nt llerea during n long
er or shorter period lust year. They
came from all the counties of East
ern Kentucky, about a hundred from
North Carolina; nnd the mountain
ends of the Virginias, Tvunessei',
GLAD AND SAD
We uro mnitten with two conflicting emotioun. Wo nre glnd of
tho victory of President Taft nt Chicago nnd and for tho defeat of
Those who have followed the political cditornln in the Citizen
will bo ablo to understand what wo mean. Wo would hnto to be
classed with the non-progrossives nnd shouldn't be, inasmuch as we
have been proclaiming progressive principles. Wo nre sorry that ono
mnn should have allied himself no closely with these principles thnt
many of thoso who were in sympathy with the principles were willing
to mnko them secondary for tho moment in order to defeat tho mnn.
And we are sorry thnt the man saw fit to make thnt inevitable, rath
er than to fight imporsoually within the party and win, ns he might
easily have done, for tho party and progressive principles.
We hoped for a better platform, a progressive platform that
stands for something; nnd we hoped for compromise really after the
bitterness .of the campaign wo rnther expected a compromise candidate
on n platform that would rally all elements to Its support.
Hut wo are still Republican and progressive "in the party," and
our emblem is the log cabin, We do not care to exchange the
log cabin for tho " bandana."
On pages two and three will be found a full account of the pro
ceedings at the Chicago Convention. Next week we hope to give an
equally full account of the Baltimore Convention where, from all ap
pearances, r similar fight is being waged with liko results probable.
NO MORE IMPORTANT OFFICER
Jefferson said that it was of more concern to any locality who
was elected magistrate than who was elected president. We would
improve upon Jefferson and say that it is of even greater concern to
the community who ia elected school trustee than who is elected mag
istrate, and consequently of vastly more concern than who is elected
Next Saturday the division boards of education meet to select the
teachers for the various public schools. And how much for the thous
ands of children depends upon the wisdom of their selections! Will
they look to the real qualifications of the teacher or will they beinflu
enced by friendship or kinship, or will there be any who prize the
office so little as to make it a matter of merchandise?
The biggest, the wisest, the best educated man in the district
should be made school trustee. The school trustee should be an
educator and he should be a patriot never a politician.
On August 3rd there will be an election at which the sub-district
trustees will be chosen and an opportunity will be given every sub
district in the state to supplant the mnn who has proved a failure and
put in hia place a man who believea in schools, who loves the children
and who wants to live in the future live in them.
HEAR THE CALL
Scarcely do the echoes of the shouts, "School is out!" die away
on our ears, before the stentorian voice of the teacher, standing in the
school house door, may be heard, "Come to books."
Some of the schools will open next week, more of them the fol
lowing week and perhaps half will be in session three weeks from
now. And how important it is that every child within the public
school age heeds the call that every parent arranges to dispense
with the services of the children M-dr prepares them for the bigger
business of going to school.
Only one thing justifies any parent in keeping a child out of
school the first day, and the second day, and every day ill health on
the part of the child or serious sickness in the family. And some
times there is no justification even in ill health and sickness, often
these could be avoided.
We become engrossed in many things business, politics, vaca
tions; but these aro minor concerns in comparison to school, to knowl
edge, to training, to preparation for life. And everything else should
be side-tracked. The school should have first place nnd chief place.
11 V. plead for the children.
South Carolina, Georgia and Alnbamn
were also represented, besides other
parts of the country.
In "Uio winter term every room had
to contain two students, nnd if the
room had two windows It had
to contain 'four students. The small
rooms had "double-deck bedsteads"
and turn-up bedsteads to save space.
Many of these students canto from
families which could not pay the prices
charged nt ordinary schools, and they
were youus licoplo who needed u
training which could not bo given
elsewhere. Every family which h.3
had a son cr daughter at llerea, It
is safe to say, has been permanently
encouraged and benefited. And every
community from which a student has
como has received fresh incentive and
Impulse toward3 good from that stu
dent's coming. Cattle buyers and
lumbermen Bay that tho prlco of
land has been definitely Increased
for more than a hundred miles in
every direction from Berea College,
especially on tho mountain side. And
what haa benefited tho land has bene
fited the people.
Tho students pay, and can pay,
ery little. Tho Institution Is sus
tained in Ita great work by tho lov
ing gifts of Christian and patriotic
leoplo throughout tho land. It has
somo splendid buildings nnd a very
considerable endowment fund which
yields Its Interest available fur the
payment ot teachers every year. Hut
all theso resources fall far short of
what Is needed for tho great work
in hand. Every dollar, of Berca's In
come Is pledged In ndvanco, and many
thousands of dollars have to be rats-
led each year to keep this good work
' Moreover, the Institution has fre
quently como short at the end of the
j ear and Incurred debt, so that It Is
now paying interest on nearly fifty
thousand dollars. It Is evident tint
tho institution cannot take care of
tho girls and boys who need Its In
struction unless it has larger resour-
1 President Frost, who has now liv
ed lu Kentucky longer than ho ever
, lived In any other state, was a native
of New York and there found his first
and greatest givers. Ilut thebe great
I givers to Berca, like Dr. Pearsons,
'have largely passed away, and others
are often Inquiring what Kentucky
Itself has dono for this Its most
1 famous Institution, llerea has not
been urgent In asking Its Immediate
ticlghbors for help, but In this time
of emergency It does nsk and Is
receiving a generous resiouse.
Tho proM)6ltlon 1b to build a new
girls' dormitory which will cost $34,
l)!H) and shelter 170 girls, each girl
thus provided for nt an expense of
$200. Besides the building there will
bo tho furnishings nnd tho laying or
steam pipes for Its heating, w that
an expendlturo ot $40,000 must be
provided for. Tha little village of
Derea, made up of students, teach
ers who work for halt tho salary
they could get elsowhere, and n
few families who lmvo come thero
for the education of their children,
Is subscribing ten thousand dollars.
.Madison County Is asked to give as
much more. Wo aro quite sure Madi
son County will respond.
Girls at Derea from Seven Mourtiin States
Simplest and Best
Guaranteed even to
the color of the paint
'THE FURNITURE MAN
UNITED STATES NEWS
Famous General Dies Harvard Wins
Again To Baltimore Thia Week
Disaster to Picnic Party.
FAMOUS GENERAL DIES
Gen. Edward S. Bragg, Commander
during the Civil War of the Iron
brigade, died at Foudulac, Wis., last
week at tho age of 85. He served
JACOB M. DICKINSON
Judge Dlcklnton, former eeoretary
of war, it special prosecutor In charge
of the government'e caee In the eult
to dissolve the United State Steel
several terms in Congress after tho
war, and represented the United
States In 'Mexico, Cuba and China.
HARVARD WINS AGAIN
Harvard was tho winner, last Fri-
Continued on page seven!
IN OUR OWN STATE
Winchetter Man Candidate for Court
of Appeala Silencea Awakened
Real Estate Dealera In Session
New Commissioner of Roads Con
federate Penaiona Crop Reports.
HAYES A CANDIDATE
Attorney J. Smith Hays now oi
Winchester, formerly of llarbourvllle,
will enter tho August Primary as a
democratic candidate for the Appel
late Bench from tho 7th District.
Judge Kirk of Jackson County, and
former Assistant Attorney Blakey
of Beattyvllle aro tho two Republi
THE SILENCES AWAKENED
Tho past week has been a momen
tous one for Eastern Kentucky, as
it marks the advent of tho Iron
horse In two counties of Eastern
Kentucky hitherto untouched Perry
and Letcher. Hazard, Perry County,
welcomed the L. and E. work train
at her outskirts early last week,
whilo the C. and O. extension which
is known as tho Sandy Valley and
Elkhorn railroad carried a party of
Eastern capitalists to Jenkins early
MEETING OF REAL ESTATE
Louisville bas been entertaining a
great gathering of real estate men
during tho past week. The organiza
tion has hitherto been technically
known as the National Association
of Real Estate Dealers. But, Inas
much as there wero representatives
from Canada and Cuba, the name
was changed during this meeting to
the International Association.
NEW COMMISSIONER OF ROAD3:
' R. C. Terrlll of Bedford County, a
graduate of the State University, was
, appointed Commissioner of Roads and
t Highways for Kentucky by Governor
McCreary last Friday. This Is nn ot-
f Ico created by an net of tho last
I Legislature. Tho salary Is two thou
sand a year.
When the act providing pensions for
Continued on rage Five
Open Letter to My Friends and Patrons :
After July 1st the roofers' busy season begins.
As I will hardly be in my shop during that season
I want to sell all my stock.
Roofing paint, Guttering, Rainwater Filters, a
lot of good Rubber Roofing.
Have a ROCKBOTTOM option on 3 car loads
of Galvanized Steel Roofing which ends June 30.
This must bo sold on Saturday, June 29, in order to
get the benefit of the low price.
Auction sale June 29, 10 to 11 a. m., and 2 to
3 p. m.
JACKSON ST., BEREA, KY., PHONE 7 OR 181.
Will have a dozen as good Cooking Stoves and Ranges on
sale that day as ever came to Berca.