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November, ai 191a.
A fjmllf newspaper for all that li right,
trua and Interesting .
fuMlitmt ery Thurlay l nerea, Ky
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J. P. Faulkner, Editor and Manager.
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KHNTCCKY TRUSS ASSOCIATION
TOO MANY FIRES
October Sth was Bet aside by thu
governor of tho state as Klro Pre
vention Day, and Tho Citizen and
iirtiptlnnllv overv other rjaDer In tho
state made mention of tho governor's Decatur, 111., Nov. 12th, 11)12.
proclamation, and called attention to lar .Mr. Faulkner:
the necessity of doing tho things ! W look forward to receiving a kt
thnt Mm envfirnnr Insisted unon tur fn UJ"C wltn &nal anxiety
a thoro examination of flues, stoves,
and furnaces to see If they
were out of repair before ctartlng
tho fires in the fall, and the clean
ing up all rubbish about the prem
In this t.roclamatlon the mayors of
tho cities and towns werecaJleU up-
on to enforca tho observance of the
day, and all tho clUzens were naked
to cooperate In tho matter ot pre-
venting the terrlblo flro loss that
tho state and nation aro subjected
to every year-a loss, which though
In many cases covered by insurance,
is for the wholo people as much a
loss as If tho valuo of property In
money were sunk In the middle of
tho ocean, where it never can be re-
Notwlthstnndlag this proclamation
nnd tho Insistence on the part of
the press, so far as The Citizen Is
able to discover, nothing whatever
, . . . , r - j i .Inn n,.nr.t l.itln thlnira Mnnv en.
was done, at least In Berea, nnd since on toward batter things. Many stn-
that time about seven buildings have
burned within tlio city limits, the
origin of tho fire In each case being i
more or less mysterious, but presum- J
ably from flues, a thorough over-
hauling of which might not only have
caved tho buildings, but have saved j
the occupants a good deal of dls
tress, and the local population con-
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sidorablo nervo strain. Certainly this
care would have been appreciated by
the Insurance companies.
There is some complaint about
rates, now, but we need not be sur-
prised, unless grcat-r precautions
are taken, if it soon becomes imnos- '
slble to cct lnsuranco In nerta at
siuie 10 gcr. lnsuranco in uerea ai ,
all. Fires will occur sometimes, how- J
ever careful and cautious people may ,
be, but It is a fact that ordinary pre-
cautions would reduce them at least I
seventy-five per cent.
It you lend money mid collect mon
dial the legal rate of IntereM yun
nre guilty of prnctlcinu imury. II tlW
covered, you must miffcr the penalty
you know there is such n tiling
as moral usury?
When you collect from tlm-e nlmul
you more of service, or ntteutUin. or
syuiiathy, or nmd-dnnco Ihnii you are
properly entitled to you ure guilty of
practicing mornl usury.
You are a husband nnd you require
of your wife more thnn the uinrrlaKc
couiiact provides. You demund of her
moro of self denial, or patience, or for
giveness, or affection. Hum you are
willing to extend to tier. Or you nre
E wife and you nxk of your htislmnd
more of labor, of nnxlety, of economy
than you aro willing to give.
You nre a umirer!
Or you are n win, or daughter, nnd
you exact more from your parents
than you should-of your father'
money or assistance, your mother's)
caro or kindness.
You are usurious.
Or you ask of your friends or nc-
quailltunces more ...e aim i.u.,..w ,
Hum vim nr. uIIHiil' to extend to
them. You expect more than U your
due nnd complain If they do not freely
That Is mornl usury.
Your friend, for Itixtituce. without
Intending to do so, offends you. Ho
shows by his mnuner tnut lie is sorry
he hurt you. You refuse to meet him
half way, requiring n formal apology
nud cherish your grievance.
Hank usury 1
Or you refuse to exercise charity to
your friend who tins his shortcomings.
Or you require of hlm more of self
denial than you would suffer for hlm,
He will do all that may become a man.
You want hlm to go farther.
Kovr the law provides severe penal-1
Ilea for him who I guilty of legal
usury. Should there not nlso lie pcnnl
ties for the prnctlco of mornl iteury?
They nrc not written In Inw tonka,
but In your mornl constitution. And
tinlike the written laws of men. hound
In sheep or buckram, those laws are j
nlwnys. enforced I
Whatsoever 11 mnn soweth whether ,
It lie of selflhnp, or greed, or In-'
grntltnde. or stttlilmrtt lack of kind
ness thnt nlso alinll he renp.
Ag and Daath.
Everything points, It nppenrs to me,
to the essential correctness of the
view which holds nee mid death
the result of the greatly Increased
ferentlstlon of Inrgnr organisms,
there, then, nny prolinblllty thnt we
hall some time find thnt In the higher
animals, ns In tho lower ones, death
need not occur? Evidently not. If
death Is the price of differentiation, I
then after the goods hnvo been de-j
llvered the price must be nald. To
prevent a higher organism from tin-!
dcrgolng denth would at the same
tlrao prevent him from becoming a
higher organism. And the cell which
remains In the embryonic condition
the cell of the germ glands Is even
now ns Immortal ns the cell of tho In
fusorlan. Death, ns Ml not nnys. Is the
)riiu no im.v wr mir imire complex
life. Arc and denth, though not In-
herent In life Itself, arc inherent In the
differentiation that makes life worth
llvlnc Professor II. S. Jennings In
Popular Sclenco Monthly.
LETTER TO THE CITIZEN
celvlng a letter from home.
d read tho dally papers ot this
city, which give mo tho dally events
of tho world, but The Citizen, be-
sides giving tho homo news (not
directly from Harlan my natUo
1 ll0i out t1"01'4 'ar 'd Uerea Col-
leeJ. which Is like home to me),
slvcs somo ot the best thoughts of
Area's teachers and officers. 1 won-
der if they urc realizing the fact
that they arc- teaching and lecturing
to thousands cf students and learn-
K'rs although many miles away.
1 call Tho Citizen tho homo paper
because It was around the "hearth-
Placo" of Uerea College that 1 was
inspired and awakened to the id-.'a
of greater usefulness In tho world.
U was the dally devotional exercises,
tho Sunday evening Biruions, and
i tho mid-week dormitory prayer-meet-
1 Ings and UibU study that spurred mo
i . . m
, dents opposed some of these require-
ments, but they were and are rounds
hy which wo did and may ascend to
a higher and nobler plane of life,
Many aro wondering what I nm
doing out hcio. If they could see thu
hoys and girls as they flock to the
rural school house and church each
Sunday, they would know. I am
, ' " , , . ,.,
trying to sav.. the boys and girls
through tho Sunday Schools. -
During tho hummer, under the aua-
1 icies of the American Sunday
School Union I organized s-veral
new Sunday Schools, nnd now 1 am
l.eeping watch over them during the
winter season If tho world is ever
winter season. 11 mo worm is ivir
won for Chrlr.t, we must first win
the rural youth for Him, and I know
no better mtrhod than establishing
Sunday Schoola and young jeople'8
Wishing you well In th- great work
, ... .
you aro doing and awaiting eagerly
the good things In Thu Citizen, I
Wolfctd It. Johnson,
i'leaso change tho address of my
paper from Green Valley to this place,
I have Just received last week's
Citizen, which contained tho last In-
atallment of ' treckles.' I "am wrry It
ls ended. 1 havo read" every word ot
it with the greatest delight, and 1
wish It could go on and on. I road
every lino of the paper,and my chll- !
dren do also. Furthermore, I loan the
paper to my neighbors, and have
many questions from them concern.
I do not often meet people who
Irnntu miiiti nltniil1 IIapod Thpm a
ono lady in Green Valley, my former
homo however. Mrs. Dr. Kelley. who
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naa u uear intuu cuuuecicu wnu iui
3, , v la8t ,
uuu tt" " l" " "" "
curslonlsts to Cincinnati, since he
was at one ",no a Qcrea student. IJo j
was delighted with the trip.
Wishing tho noDcr groat success. I
Very truly yours,
Martha Durham McQulre.
Editor Waxes Sarcastic.
A Kansas editor sarcastically an
Bounces that he wants to buy n sack
of flour, a pair of three-ply-button
trousers, and '1 straw hat, and that he
ls ready to receive bids on tho earn.
Ho snys that Is the wuy the merchants
I do when they want two dollars' wortt
ol Job work. Atchison Oloba
f all 1.
C0Unly JudgeS and At-
torneys Meet and Urge
AdDO ntmPIlt (if Sill -
rtJjpUlUUIieill OI Ope -
I 1 C IT A .
Cial tOUnSel 1 0 ASSlSt
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Attorney - General in ,Tro l",em,cr ".
4ivui.j VJ6UCioi '".they will sweep asldo and Into ob
Tax Suits Involving
Oil XM I P
JUStllS boebel Makes Strong
c , M
Speech at Meeting,
At a meeting of tho county Judgos
and county attorneys of the State hold
at the House of Hcpresentatlves.
Frankfort. Ky., on Nov. 8. tho follow".
... . ...
ing resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That we, the county
ludaea and countv iltnrn.ii, ni th.
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""m,on rnD1ca, nean-
'PPve and Indorae the action of
tho 8tate Bo" of Valuation and As-
ament In placing upon the great
eorporatlona of the State", enjoying
Ct. I . i , , ,
valuable public franchisee and prlvl-
legea, their Just share of the burdens
of taxation and we commend their acts
to the people of the State aa constl-
tutlng the greatest tax reform of many
yMr( and wh(j we enterU,n ,he
hghMt reflard and rc fQf
...i.,.-,. ,ri . u .
" ",,tnU a"d tho Hon' John
Rleh' of Covington, employed a. as-
counsel, we are unwilling that
"ny lack of counael on behalf of the
8tate should endanger the Just and
patriotic action of the State Board of
Valuation and Assessment, and we
recommend to the Attorney General
,,, the Governor of th state that an
emeraencv exi,tl and tmt h. mn..
emnent counie, be emp0yed ,0 de.
fend the action of the State Board of
Valuation and Aasessment
United States Court."
Justus Goebel, of Covington, made a
peech before tho assemblage, nlead.
ing for tho employment of additional,
counsel for the State. .Mr. Ooebel ;
Mr President. Oontlemen and My
"i am moBt happy to meet with tho
county Judges and county attorney, of
the State 1 am urateful bevond mv
ZterTot exn e.slon for tl lul
P expression for the luvlta-
,. r,UJi,i... ...i,ii. ...
w ...uou nu.vu wiuiiiD
my presence here, and asks some ox-
""""" "um vu
"You, the gentlemen of the respect-
he counties of tho State, who have
been elected to office and charged by"
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law to protect the interests of widows
and orphans- estate. In he hands of
irusiee. me every citizen and taxpay.
erwbo voted for you or against you, as
. , ... . .
well as those who did not vote at all-
you' all of you In your'omcial caoaeltv '
: ' . ' , . . , ' i
have sworn duties to perform, aud out ,
gratitude to those who have hou-
ored you. you must have great desire
to perform thoso duties well With '
r,terence to tho business of thi. day- 1
t th .Ui.M.i.m.it.r hr to in,. I
cussed your sworn duty Is to protect ,
the interests of every taxpayer of the
county you represent. I
Corporations Deny People Rights, j
"You are here to consider a matter
0f infinite Interest to your people as I
n , Tn bJ t ,nvo,veJ, an j ,
mi and couatltutlona, 1Z which ,
h.. !. h.iuh .h.n, '
hun lnnt? Iipn Hnnlari thorn )iMnimA nf
corporate avarice and greed and tho
tvaabnauD tf tint flluVtnnaalv
aeBty, of some
In whom the people in the paat have
'placed their trust.
That thft i?rent rnmtnnr. nonnla I
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should bear only their fair and Just I
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u u. ,ua uu.u.u u luiauuu
Is one of tho greater blesslnes to our
oroDornon oi 1110 uuraen oi taxation
Wn(i for whlch my brother, William.
jal)0relj uud praycd and becauso of
-wlalcli bo was dually assassinated.
"i8 it surprising then that I am hero 1
nllod with n nrofoundlv earnnat d-'
Ire that the people of my 8tate, of
the Stato of my martyred brother,
hall come luto the enjoyment of n
right to which In all law and In com-
mon honesty they are entitled?
Unjust Taxation Upon People.
"Too long, altogether too long, ha
there been unjust discrimination
against the people, unjust and burden
some taxation upon the people as com
pared with what has been required to
tie paid by the big corporation, of our
Btate. Corporation lawyers have, boast
Ingly said 'Tho death of William doe
bel was a benefit to tho corporations.'
If this were truo, the question Is, how
much longer ahall the people be held
In bondage becauso of his denth?
"God knows the corporations' now
suing tho State have been able to
procuro (and tho word procure la used
advisedly) Immunity long enough from
paying their Just sharo of tho taxes.
People Are Awakening
"A hundred million dollar Increase In
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tho valuo of corporation property for
, taxation opens a new era In the Stato'i
affairs and has awakened the people!
11U uiuusui l.tmil iu li I Va I IZII I 111 II Ul
wnat has been done to them through
tho year, of the past. Ascertain.,
' a" lruth' thdU8h crughld 10 ,ar,1. w'
,r,B? J"al "0tC0ulnly,Wb" b 8
1 ""v. .- 1
' . h" C,"a a,gr! ,U"T" 1
, taxation, and Its effect will be that,
UB'";c'orl" ' w " ",a(
' ?mco by Prment of the people must ,
llvlon as old chaff any man who hesi
tates or dares to stand In the way
of Improvement and betterment ol
conditions tor tho whole people. I
"No ono doubts, had William doobcl
' been permitted to live, that that which
j was recently dono by tho Hoard ol
Valuation and Assessment would have
been dono moro than a decado ago,
and today, Inatead of tho large public
aervlco corporations fighting In the
courts and by slnlstor methods oil
dcavorlng to perpetuate unjust and un -
equal taxation; attempting to throttle
tho action of tho present State taxing
'""""d' the flr8t t0 act tM m t,,e ,n
tcrC?i ?f tho pt"?Ie' s,Uch corPrn,'on"
would long ago have been paying Into
the Stnto. countv and cltv treasuries
their Just proportion of tho taxes
. . .
"Kquallty Is all I want "
Some of you may think this Is mere
,,. ,,. , ,. whn . ,hlnk
I say I know whereof I sneak, and 1
believe the railroads well understood
, ii perrniueu
William Goebel'a Way.
Had William Ooebel been per
mitted to live, ono of his first acts asj
1 Governor would have been a demand
) nn Iha Clala l.ln, tin. ,l tn .IaK-..
" . . .. . . A
" 7 0f the wei
ernes oi mo neaiiuy puuue scrvicj ,
corporations of the Bute, and further'
that thoso properties be adequately
assessed. If the Railroad Comralssloa
or Uoanl of Valuation and Assess
mont8 had ,nl,ed ' declined to make
ft8geBBe"tB ccorUlnf lo w''at w1'
Xd , rrZtl f ''.h. LuiV
called an extra session of the leglsla-
turn anil hml It rninn n n mmm iiiM
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wllh dlrccllon8 t0 thoroughly Investl
ate. t "n anJ rcPrt th lruo ra'r
value of the property of such corpora-
tlons. Tho facts thus obtained aud
presented by that committee and Its
would have given to the
public and simultaneous therewith
would have gone forth .his demand
upon tho80 stat0 hoaT lo asgel(ll
those properties for taxation In nc
cordanco with tho truth; If then the
stat0 DoRra naa 8tl" rallea or rt,ri""'"
to do thelr BWorn dutle" to tho ',eol'lei
he would have impeached them and i
arven them from offlce. If the present ,
Hoard of aluatlon and Assessment
tad not a0,le ,u" wor luty bj 1
lD0 ucPl0- tUat ls J"1 whal Bhu,,l,i i
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icresi oi me ueupie,
"Necessity for action In tho Interest
0 the people ha. grown a. years have
paaied. until It ha. developed luto
what ls today a crying shamo from
which relief must come,
,B voiy evldent that In Kentucky,
ai i In other States, big corporations
,w'" "6!e.r .?ay i."0" f ,8"9
ul ,UBUO 10 " -
"Gentlemen, 1 am going to prove It
in lew minuies. 1 sko ine ease 01
,h,C' - "all""d; Were ' Mr'
fWallT 1 wou,d llko for hlm t0 hear
1 nu, u.iu.tion of c A o nailwau
10W v,ul" c- - H"way.
.To1n V, r.UoA nf h C I. l 11.11
" vDD u, u v., .
- j jnti 7hat road on Its oiitlrn
roaa. in iii mat roaa on its entiro
yatem in KentucKy paid taxes on a ,
totaI valuation of only J9.313.270, ,
whereas, the street railway company
tno c"y P LouiBvllle wbb made to
Pay on valuation of 10,800,000. ,
Think of It, gentlemenl
"T"8 Cl & u- u ,n 1901 l'al(l
tMeB on a franchise valuation of only I
$2,171,183, and In 1911 on a valuation I
m l. atnawan arA. 1 a a .
01 om' wuercas. me ooaru
found that their 1912 assessment
should be $18,798,630. The C, N. O. &
T. P. H. II. In 1901 paid taxes on a
franchise valuation of only 13,110.197.
and In 1911 on a valuation of only
13,659,320, whereas, the board found
their 1912 assessment should be $10,
674,200. The I. C. In 1901 paid taxes
a a franchise valuation of only
1,89,870, and In 1911 on a valuation
of only 14,610,320, whereas, the board
found their 1911 assessment should he
114,746.857. The Is. A N. It. It. In 1901
paid taxes on a franchise valuation ol
oul (6,604,879 and In 1911 on a valua
tlon of only $11,899,200, whereas, the
board found tholr 1912 assessment
should be 146,428,074,
Flaht Must Be to a Finish.
"I want to tall you gentlemen, that
' .1..4 1. '.I. .nH lust, and
w. iu-.ie. in the courts wa will
I " Wt 8" JU'S" in IMS vvw...
w,n Bu, no ,eii , man than the Hon.
yVlll'lam j Bryan the great champion
f th pt0pt stated that courts
I . . W.VB ri luatlCa tO the peo-
... .,, ,h.: ..l," ehsmnlon of
g; ' Z.Hor ThYodor. Zsevel.
,ld triime lhN i"il recently
1 charged th.t .ome 0 the judge, he
, on ,h4 bench proved dlinonent
Qnllemen, I want you to go Into this1
. , n den, hMft ,nd w,th
loval lawyers, and flaht to a flnlah and,
7de,,hf n'eceii,ry. Now. I want tc
oy to you I am no corporation hater.
i ;m . buame.. m.n. i know we hav
..j hi ,.l
but we don't have to have them to the
disadvantage of the people. I want
them to have dlvldenda. Out I do not
want them to reap them at the expense.
of the people and the other taxpayera.
Let them pay what the other taxpayers
pay. Equality la all I want.
iVnkn. ..tinn .11 ihos, mm I
,g Rnd ,ho ,wo othetB now eulnR'
anted ,no BRlno a,,ossment for 1912
, h, ,n ,011 Th Hoard nfi
VaIimtIon nm, AB,flanient based theli
' nggp8,n)cntg 0n convincing prool
of TJllllM accA before them, and the.
aMeMrncnts nro uniformly Just and
fair and of tho more than four bun-
dred corporations assessed by fl..-'
. , .. . only clcht have pro
... . ' .'
lestea in mo court, nnu wit-su mu
among those that have always pro-
portlonatcly paid tho least.
State Robbed of Millions.
In the last twelve yean, . since the
death of William Ooebel the State .1
counties and cities have been robbed
(and the word robbed Is the only word
that fits the case) of more than ten
million dollars In taxes.
"I am going to prove It. ;
"In tho years from 1S02 to 1911. In ,
elusive, a period of ten years then.
nan uet-u nu uerg ,,.trra. .u i...
franchise assessments of tho four
largest railroads n tho State of only
"LIm"".'! .,m . .
"Think of It! and this almost tin
small Increases was made In the ten
best years for earnings thnt the rail
roads of this country over saw.
Inadequate Taxation of Railroads.
"The picture here presented Of the
previous inadequate franchise assess
inents Is nstoundlng, but when one
examines Into the sltuatlou resardlnt:'
thu tangible assessments made by rail
TUBU VUII1IU la 1UI1B Ul IUC iI UJl'l tlta Ul
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commissions of the properties ol
luui i iuo vvi yvt nituito nwn ruins,
th8 statei tne word -nMoundlng' Is In ,
adequate and here must be supplanted
bv the word 'dumbfounding' to state
more correctly what the tangible ps
sessment nlature nctunllv tiresents.
"Toko tho caso of the C. & O. It. It
Bn,t th r-onl hnw that th tnrlMi.
... ... .
property or tbls company In lt2. ru
year. ago. was as.es.eo ai ,.Ula,t.,.
N0tw thstand ng the much added m l"-
0 'roadi '"cklng oi : . vast
ayStem( acquiring much now real
tat6( proUab!y more than doubling thu1
0qUpmcnt 0f t-tiKlaes and cars, and
meantime Increasing by earnings tho
valuo of its stock 650 per -cent, this
, m, t on, ,6,570,270. or
. . .. . . ...
per cent less man in :u
arB aRO Kurther comment to show
thnt n..r stnto ho. t.en rohhl l. ....
t ' . t
The other railroad, have been Him
pro u.rtfor lnay
",fc'u" i "
,.a.J .(...i.i-iju.iii-.j p,r,BVU Ull lUfll
Corporations Prevent Honest Valua-
"In fact, until this year the Hoard of
Valuation and Assessment has been
controlltxl In the Interest of the1
wealthy corporations by somo hook of
CTdoi. cither friendship, political favor
rendered or to be rendered, bribery or
Intimidation, but never before has thu
state, counties or cities beeu given J
-hat hey were rightfully entitled to. j
- "Ano.,,,e.r of ih W example, of J
"aKra,u "0"", 'M,"uc ,rUBl'
1 wun 1 coiuo leave out of my
remarks what I am about to aay, but
that la Impossible under present elr-
cumstances. Until now, I have said
very little about the L. & N, Railroad.
Some may say that I have an old anl -
moslty to the L. & N. Railroad Com-
pany, because of the assassination of
my brother. I say, gentlemen, that Is
a mistake. In my state of health and
ai my age, 1 nave nothing but love '
iwr i..u men, wniner tney agree
.T . mo or "ot' Nx, ,he 1
that my dear brother spoke were
inc.s. -iney no not understand. I
forgive them.' here may be some who
now do not understand me. Gentle
men, the men elected to office did not
uo tneir outy. 1 hate to say so, but I
am here to speak the truth, and all I
have fought for In the past seven
month. Is Justice and fairness for the
Anotner ot the many examples of
"aBrant f public trust Is to be
found In tho records of our Stute per
talnlng to tho frauchlso assessments
1 At a a a
uy iue uoaru 01 aiuuuon aud Assess
ment of tho I,. & N It, It. In 1901 this
company's franchise assessment wh
16,601,879. In 1902 the assessment was
inoreased to $10,774,899. and tho I,. &
N. brought suit to enjoin the State
from collecting on the Incieaso ol
"I said a whllt ago that the corpoi
Hone will never pay cent more
than they are made to pay, and you
will eea that proven, , ,
"In 1903 with tho validity of the
1902 Increaio pending In the United
States Ccut, tho Hoard for some In
conceivable reason fixed tho franchise
assessment of this compnny at $2,588,'
694 less than the 1902 assessment. In
1(04, with the validity of the 1902 In
creased assessment still pending In
the court, the Hoard fixed tho fran
chise assessment of thla company at
H.H0.269 lesa than tho 1903 assess-
M.,M, 10nr. ifcn .nil n .1...
,n March, 1905, tho suit of the
I N. Company against Auditor
Coulter was decided In fuvor of the
DUlir, III" iuuu iiwh.im ..." ii 11
chlie assessment or xio.774.899 to
lld: but, notwithstanding the f
""I" Mllrt P'M( ' v,lll 1
j'" of "ho u- N; na"ro"d'
assessment against this com
of the 19
nt no time, reach tho equal
1902 assessment of $10,774,89:1
unui iu. mm hub, in rim.ui luomci
that Milton II, Hmlth. prealdent of the
Xj. L N. It. n testified In the United
States Court at Frankfort, In 1906 thnt
tho tanglbln property value alone ot
the h. & N. Itallrond In Kentucky In
,'flcntlemen, I nm quoting from pub-
"Thla Is more proof of how our Btate
hit been robbed. Accurate Information
cables me to any for Hon. C. C. Mc
Chord and Auditor Henry M. Ilosworth,
two gentlemen who served on Statu
Taxing Hoards In years past, that they
wore at the mercy of a majority ad
verse to their views and Inclined
against the Interests of tho people
What the Increased Valuation Means,
"What docs the hundred million dol
lar Increase made by the present
Hoard of Valuation and Assessment on
corporation franchisee mean to the
.,i .,r ,ti rfnrnnt aetlnna nf Him
n.. . - -
State ami to tne wnoio mniei
The ono hundred million dollar In
1 crease means half ns much as tin
' amnnni tit Ihn tntnl vnllIM Af hII (Iim
tor taxation In the
c of j,!fr,.rM1tl whlcn ,nclllll
th c, of oul,nft
..CompnrlnK thp ncrenB0 with the
thllt c,mtnln lho (hrM aTKVltt
gfCom, c,aM cUm of 8tato th). ,
crMIlp ,aU 10 ammlnl ot the total
va,uc of n prIl()rty Hiun,tcd for ,af
, , colintpg of Campbell. Ka
Ktnton and Frnnklln. which in
cludo tin cities of Newport. Lexlne
Cov,n(.toII anJ rrankfort
Comparing tho Incrensoof one hut
m.on he Wwtrra
amount of the total value ot all prop
erty equnllzcd for taxation In the en
tire First Congressional District, em
bracing thirteen counties, and, In ad
dltlon thereto, ot all the counties of
the Second District, with the eicr
Hon ot Henderson and Davles.
"Cnmtinrlnc the Increase of one hun
dred million dollars with the Central
portion of the State, It equals th
portion Ol IHP ninir, 11 l-quain III
I ...i . .n
fl 111UU 1 1 k ut inr tutni iuo j mti ' vi
erty dualized for taxation In the
Eighth Congressional District, ombrar
Inc ten counties, and In nddltlon there
to tho county of Fayette, which In
eludes the cltv of l.eilncton.
"Comparing the ono hundred mllllo-i
dollar increase with the Eastern see
.. . i ...... , . k.
non oi tne mme h -.iimm ui nmu....
ui ,r ,u. ...... u - ...
equallxed for taxation In nil the coun
tie. embrnced In the old Ninth and
Tenth Cotign sslonnl District, with
the exception of tho county of Fleming
or. in nil twenty six counties,
Crisis In Kentucky's Affairs
,-TV V ",m "m .
Kentucky It Is a fight brought lit
ii.i.t mrtwr.ii. ,tir-i
v - --
against the. more than 2.000.Km
souls who live in th.i 98 counties of
this State, traersed by their lines
"This Is n tight of wrong agalns'
right: Inequality against equality, ti:
fulrness against fairness, nnd lujunu-
"Those last words of my brother
lie brnve nnd feurless and loyal to the
gren.t common people.' have never
censed burning In my brain, and 1.1
my heart, and when In August Inst i
was b Igiil to agree to a reductlo i
of many millions on the new 1912 iih
sessments, I gave th exact fcell...
that pot.M-t.M-d me then nnd It Is th
same todu) l would rather loso nn
life than be n party to a shameful
compromise of what I know rlghtfulh
",,l0,,K ' l"e Stute and tne people
ntn opposed to making a political
a,Bt.t of the matter of employment cr
j niltllttnnal counsel to pay debts or pur
ciaBt. a fnvor What I have done t
J assist the board, nny other private cm
1 irn could -have done. If some of tho.
who were so quick and prompt wh"
there was a Job In sight, to Intcrced
.for certain attorneys, bnd In year
past turned their attention to rellev
ing the sufferings of the State mi 1
people from unequal taxntlon. t
would at this hour bo rightfully en
titled to somo consideration In the si
lection of sneclal counsel.
Corporations Again Show Hand.
"I charge, and 14 111 willing and rca I
to prove If necessary, that omlss-.c
of these 4'iirporatlniiH, who, by dar
and damnnlilii mcUiods, tried their In -to
prevent the Hoard of Valuation 1111
AsscHBmi-nl from making propor a
st't-smentH of their property, are tod
meddling in thu matter of the empl
ment of speciul counsel to assist tu
Attorney Genera! In theso cad
agallist th i Statu, and If they enn ''
trol the selection they may bo i;
pended upon to pay 'any man of strit
morn than the Statu will agree to p
"Ther. are men who have said m
places to our Attorney llenernl tin'
In tho niiplojment of Attorney Jo 1 1
I.. Itloh, the State lutd gone far onou
but to rich men I would say; 'Is yo-
(Continued on Pago C)