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CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE
Nfcws of tho Week.
Tho Presldsnt's Messages.
Uoebel'rt Heply to I., nnd N.
Heckham for U. S. Senator.
Our Teachers Department.
Sunday School Lesson.
Homo Courso In Domestic Science.
Letter From Tho Philippines.
Llvo Stock Notes.
Eastern Kentucky News.
Kontucklana In Congress.
Tho Master's Touch.
Fighting 'Over In Balklns Peace En
voys to Meet In London Corean
Plotters on Trial Railroad Str.ke
In England Presidential Election
FIGHTING CEASES IN I1ALKAN3
Tho Balkan situation has Improved
greatly during Uio last week. Forty
eight hourc after tho three nllleo
signed tho armlutlce, tho Greek re
presentative signed also. The terms
of tho armistice are as follows: 1st,
that tho armies maintain their res-IK-ctfvo
positions; 2nd, tho besieged
Turkish fortresses snail not bo re-
vlctualed; 3rd, tho llulgarlan army
bhall bo rcvlctualed In the field by
way of tho lllack Sea; 4th, negotn-
lions for peace shall begin In lndon,
Tho relations between Servla nnd
Austria which threatened to Involve
all EuroKi continued strained for
several days but aro relieved now by
tho fact that both governments have
consented to leave their differences
to .i conference of the Powers which
meets In Loudon simultaneously with
tho ienco envoys.
Ixiudon U making preparations for
tho two great conferences, tho King
having turned over St. James Pal
ace for tho use of the foreign rep
resentatives. Tho proceedings will
be similar to those at Portsmouth, X.
II., which brought peace between Rua
ln ami Japan seven years ngo.
It Is expected and rnther feared that
tho TurkB will bo more ioverful In
tho peace conference than on the
field of battle as the Rusalaus were.
And tho hope that tho Turks might
bo driven out of Euroio entirely,
although by tho thousands they aro
already taking their flight owing to
tho fear of their enemtea nnd tho
greater enemy, cholera, seems to be
PI.OTTERS ON TRIAL
Tho 100 Koreans, charged with con
bplrlug agalust tho life of the Jnpnn
eso Governor General, nro on trial
It Is said that no religious feeling
or prejudlco has shown itself In the
matter, although many of tho plot
ters In their tettlmony hnvo reflect
ed upon tho Christians and credited
their plotting to their Influence.
ANOTHER ENGLISH STRIKE
Three thousand English railroad
engineers aro roported to have gone
on n strlko becnuBo ono of their
number, convicted of drunkenness
while off duty, wns assigned to n
lower grado of work, running a pilot
Such Is tho perversity of tho lalwr
world, labor unions usually losing tho
sympathy of the masses by espous
ing unjust causes.
FRENCH TO ELECT PRESIDENT
Tho French will elect n President
Jnn. 17th, it being an entirely dif
ferent election from ours, however,
tho peoplo taking but very llttlo note
of the ev.ent Inasmuch as they hae
no cholco In tho matter, the Presi
dent being elected by tho ChambT
of Deputies. Tho foremost raudldato
Is tho President of tho Chamber, J'atil
Hero nro two pictures ono is of n man, tho other n woman,
Look nt them carefully study their fenturea. It will not requiro
any (front effort to recognize them.
The iiihii is a husband or father or both. Ho In morose, or crab
bed, exacting nnd unsympathetic; ho is downhearted registers the
day's trials on his evening fnce; instead of sunshine nnd cheer ho
brings n storm cloud nnd shadow into the home. He is oblivion of
I lie present's splendid opjHniuuity to play the man, but thinks, of
course, of himself us n hero if lie lind oidy been enst upon different
times. He has lost the heart of n child nnd purity and tenderness
nro nenrly forgotten. As n consequenco, these virtues lire repelled in
his children, Heady, still, to place his life between them nnd physi
cal danger or injury, he is forgetful of the fact that ho himself is tho
most dangerous foo to their well being.
He Is not quitting himself like a man. He is not living "game."
Now look nt the woman. She is a wife and mother. She is
impatient, indulgent, indifferent and extravagant. She is slothful and
untidy. Tenderness and sympathy are gradually fading out of her
life. She is desondeut nnd constantly bownils her sud lot, failing
to look at herself to sec the cause.
She also paints glowing piettires of what she would have been
might have been under other circumstances, forgetful that one's
worth is best tested by the obstacles overcome; that she is tho greatest
heroine that best masters her own temperament nnd disposition nnd
properly governs her home.
And ihero are other pictures little faces. What they might
have been they are not. Wo withhold them from view because they
have been so marred by the background father nnd mother.
The man who does a credit business is building his house upon
saiul. Even those whom ho credits, and sometimes goes out of the
way to favor, nro apt to respect him less in the long run than they do
the man whose business is on a cash basis and he respects him
The President's Messages
President Taft Is again followlns
his custom of submitting suveral short
messages Instead of one comprehen
sive one. He has already sent in
two, ono on Tuifcday, tho second day
f tho session, and the other on the
Tho first mcssago was given up al
most exclusively to tho foreign rela
tions of our government, the Presi
dent going into detail aB to our diplo
matic and consular service, and show
ing In what resMct8 there has been
Improvement, For Instance, tho ser
vice has been largely reorganized and
placed on a merit basis and diplomacy
has been used In trade promotion. At
tention Is called to tho great in
crease In our export trade which
tho President saye vindicates what
his opponents have derisively named
"dollar diplomacy," which ho Justi
fies by saying that "dollar diplomacy''
Is better than "bullet diplomacy."
The message spcakB of our rela
tions being friendly with foreign
governments, emission being made of
tho estrangement with Russia ow
ing to tho passport controversy and
the abrogation of our treaty with that
Tho second message deaU with
each department of tho government
with tho exception of tho stato de
Quotes Smith's Sworn State-
ment In Court as Proof That
L. & N. lluS Evaded Tax-
Prsr.kfort. Ky. (Special.) In an
pen letter to the press, Justus Dos
sil replies to the recent letter of
President Milton II. Smith, ot the L.
A N., In which Mr. Smith discussed
the stseument of the L. & N. for
franeh'. tax purposes for 1912.
Mr. oaebe says:
"In the light ot the facts which re
late to and upon which the 1912 as
Mitmtnt ot the L. A N. railroad's
franchise was based, and referring to
what has heretofore been made pub
II o touching the assessments of that
company's property In past years,
vita all of which facts President
Smith was well acquainted, his letter
can only be regarded as an attempt
on hli part at perversion ot the truth
for the purpose of misleading and de
ceiving the public at large.
"He Is merely attempting to gala
sympathy when he says 'this addi
tion! burden Is on our franchise alone
r for the privilege of doing business.'
"I deny that the L. & N. has ever
paid one dollar In taxea on 'the priv
ilege of doing builneis' In Kentucky
for the reaaon that said company has
not to date paid taxes on an amouat
In anything like the value of Its actual
tangible property. President Smith
ays In his letter that there Is no con
troversy respecting the aneisment ot
the tangible property of hli railroad
partment which wan covered In the
A notable paragraph is the Presi
dent's reference to the tariff. No
recommendations aro mado whatever,
for tho reason, as he says, thnt, "The
new Congress has been elected on n
platform of tariff for revenue only,
rather than a protective tariff and Is
to revise tho tarlft on that basis, and
for me to present arguments or re
commendations In favor of a protect
ive tariff would me needless.'
The message) also declares that no
radical chango Is needed In tho Sher
man Anti-trust Law, and, referring to
tho Panama Canal, expresses tho be
lief that It will be open the latter part
Possibly the most notable feature
of tho message Is the President's re
ferencc to tho Philippines and the
statement that autonomy ought o
he proclaimed at once and Indepen
dence In eight years.
A notable sentence In this argu
ment Is the following, "We are seek
ing to arouse a national spirit, and
not, as under the old colonial theory,
to suppress such a spirit. Hut our
work Is far from done. Our duty to
the Filipinos Is far from discharg
OF THE L&OY,
Ask That Public Ba Given the
Wholi Truth Reading Real
Value ot the L. & N. Rail
"Permit me, please, to say that
taere never will be a controversy with
reference to the assessments of the
tangible property of hli railroad com
pany io lor as his company, and his
and Its confederates In this litigation.
as In the past, continue to control the
action ot the Kentucky Railroad Com-
minion In fixing the values of their
tangible property for taxation.
"The Board of Valuation and Aneie
ment Is called a 'franchise board,' but
li In reality and affect a revisory
board, having to do among other
things with the work of asseiiment
done by the Railroad Commlislon. It
can not, In so far as the aliened val
uation of tangible property li con
cernrd, correct or undo what the nail'
road Commission has done. That the
State Hoard of Valuation and Alien
ment was not again this year con
trolled by the railroad companies
agathat the Interests of the people was
not because the attempt was not
Mr. 8mlth's Claim.
"President Smith says that 'for the
pursoi of being operated as a carrier
of freight and passengers,' all of the
L. N. rallroad't property In Ken
lucky all of Its tangible property In
Kentucky Is aliened at Iti full value
or more and taxes paid thereon. Let's
tee whether or not such Is the truth.
Let'i compare tbli uniworn statement
of President Smith In his letter with
reference to the value of all of the
tangible prorertjr etbe L. AJf. Rait
Continued on rge five
STOVES and RANGES
CF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
Exclusive agent for "The Fester Line"
Cut Rates on Comforts and All Wool Blankets
"THE FURNITURE MAN"
UNITED STATES NEWSilN OUR OWN STATE
Mr. Taft's Thoughtfulness Progres
sives Meet in Chicago What it Costs
to Elect a President Stanley May
Take James Place.
A THOUGHTFUL PRESIDENT
President Tafi has written a Ut
ter to President elect Wilson, prof
fering to put at his disposal one of
the big battle shlp3 in tho navy to
take him on a trip of inspection to
the canal zone.
As many Important questions con
cerning the canal will como up during
the new administration, Pres. Taft
anticipates that Mr. Wilson will bo
glad to gain some first hand Informa
tion and surmises that he can get It
more easily before the beginning of
No roply has been received to tho
letter so far, but the suggestion on
tho part of tho President Is being
MOOSERS IN CONFERENCE
A big gathering of tho Progressives
was held in Chicago, Tuesday and
Wednesday, of this week. Ex-Presi-
dent Roosevelt and a good delegation
from the East made their wny to
the convention city and all parts of
tho country were represented. The
purpose of tho meetng was to ds
cuss plans for the future of tho new-
A WISE COURSE
Republican leaders In Washington
havo decided to take no active steps
toward a reorganzaton of tho Repub
lcan party for a year at least. Tho
reason given fcr this decision Is that
It will be better to let the antloa
thles of tho recent campaign subside
nnd await the effect of the develop
ments of tho year.
AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION
The statement of tho Democratic
National Committee to Tho House,
Dec. 4th, shows thnt tho election uf
Wilson nnd Marshal cost tl,ir9,4tG. To
this fund thero were but few large
contributors, among whom were Wr.
Continued on page five
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rust if you get the cheap kind
Will McCreary Tackle Beckham-Rail-road
Commission Inquiring into
CarShortaKO Winchester's Mayor
Asked to Resign College President
Resigns Work of Game Wardens
Mcintosh Awaits Trial
WILL "McCREARY ANNOUNCE?
The Louisvillo Times is responsible
for a statement that Gov. McCreary
will soon announce his candidacy for
the United Statca Senate, Ex-Governor
Beckham's announcement already
having been made.
Many friends of the Governor think
that he has no senatorial aspirations,
and that his greatest desire now Is
to round out his administration, and
fulfill tho promises made to tho peo
plo. ASK FOR MAYOR'S RESIGNA
TION Tho City Council of Winchester has
asked for the resignation of Mayor
Hughes on tho ground that he Is in
competent. Tho mayor, however, de
fies the council, and claims that
their only objection to him Is that
ho vetoed ordinances that they pass
ed for their own personal Interests.
GEORGETOWN'S PRESIDENT RE
SIGNS Dr. Arthur Yager, President of
Georgetown College for tho last six
years, and otherwise connected with
tho Institution for twenty-eight years,
offered his resignation to the Hoard
of trustees; the 4 th inst. Dr. Yager
resigned about a year ago, but was
Induced to withdraw his resignation.
It has now been accepted.
INQUIRES INTO MIN
The Railroad Commission has been
sitting In Frankfort making inquiries
into tho mining situation In western
Kentucky, whero It Is claimed car
shortage Is responsible for great
Buffering among tho miners.
Tho miners wero represented by
Congressman Stanley who stated
that the shortage In Kentucky was
Continued on page five