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March 2, 1922
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Madison county ia to be congratulated upon having fearless
and an aggrrnsive sheriff. For the last few years it has been
the custom of the high sheriff of the county to treat hi position
aa aa office job ami send sutmtitutes out to do the hard work.
Mr. Drathcrage haa chosen the other thins;. He has inaugur
ated a policy of doing himself whatever he would ask anyone
else to do. He doea not hesitate to don his overshoes and leg
Kings, ride on horse-back t the brink of the hollow, and scramble
down the banka and up the ravine on foot to where the moonshine
still ia quietly smoking.
I'ractically every day of the circuit court for the last two
weeka haa been filled with triala of moonshiners, bootleggers, and
other "brcachera"-of-the-peace that have been brought to the
court of justice by Mr. Deatherage and hia deputiea. One man
said, "A new broom sweeps clean." Another man said, "He
ought to have gotten the moonshiner himself in one big raid
which he made." Mr. Iieatherage is himself disappointed that
he waa not able to pull in some very important moonshiners in
one of his recent raid. Hut in spite of hia precautions and
wholesale slaughter of the stills some of them escaped, only to be
Mr. Moonshiner, your duu is sealed. We have a fearless
judge on the bench at Kichmond, a fearless sheriff riding the
roads, and law-abiding, (d-fcaring juries ready to sit on your
raae. Iut up or you will get shut up.
Be a Good Neighbor Now
There ia probably more real distress in this part of Kentucky
right now than has been known for many years.
In the first place, many people bought land in the crazy period
of war prices, paying down all the money they had and mortgag
ing the place. Such people are being forced to sell to pay mort
gage and interest and will be turned out with nothing but their
And the renters, v.ho have no land, got small prices for their
products last fall, and to gi t necessities sold off more than was
wise. The result is that their com and fodder and vegetables
are rui ning out and there is hunger ahead for man and beast.
We see a raw-boned horse on the street and say, "What a cruel
owner!" Hut that is a pet horse and the owner let him run down
only because it was impossible for him to get feed. And when
he digs up the last turnip, and slices the last piece of meat, tho
children come down to commeal and little of that.
The money lenders are talking of eight and ten percent.
This is a Oime for neighbors to show their friendliness
Dear Members of the Kentucky Legislature:
To the State Legislature
Yisj are about to come to the close of the most unusual ses
sion of the legislature that has convened in Frankfort for
many years. You have run the entire gamut of legislative ex
periences from the sublime t the ridiculous, from the passive
to the destructive, and vice versa.
You are playing the most interesting role that has been staged
on "The Dark and Woody Ground" for many years. You remind
us of a story that we have sometime heard. A university student
waa talking to a mate about notoriety. Said he, "You will some
day see my name in the newspapers in the most thrilling and
exciting connection that is conceivable." Time passed, and the
headlines of a daily paper contained the account of the most
atrocious murder that had happened in the State of Connecticut
for many years. The murderer was arrested. He asked for note
paper. The next mail brought the following line to the school
mate with whom he hsd the conversation, "What did I tell you
about gainjing notoriety?"
He had a mania for notoriety. The chances are that he tried
to secure it along rational lines, but when it failed to be forth
coming, he secured it by drastic measures. ,
Dear Members, don't misunderstand me to say that you have
bee committing murder to gain notoriety, but you have kept the
rititens of Kentucky in a most terrible state of suspense during
the entire session. You have attempted to do everything from
correcting the Ten Commandments to passing laws to work frail
women ami children overtime; from passing a ten million dollar
soldier bonus bill to improveriahing the State University; from
passing pari-mutual betting laws, legalizing gambling to blocking
th progreaK of the eleemosynary institutions by a residential
qualification which sounds patriotically Kentuckian but is any
thing but patriotic.
We do not despair of you, however, for we are optimistic and
believe that the good judgment of rational men will finally
triumph; but your antics represent an awful waste of energy and
poor politics. What ia Kentucky's political status T Twenty
thousand votes will swing the balance either Republican or Demo
cratic, and there are forty thousand Independents living in Ken
tucky. Three-fourths of these forty thousand Independents are
The Republicans in the legislature who are trying to play petty
The Republiians in the legislature who are trying to play petty
sectional politics will not make much headway in winning the af
fections of the Independent Democrats, and the Democrats of
the legislature are making poor headway in holding the thirty
thousand Independents in their own ranks..
Something needs to be done. If some really worth while third
party does not come into the field, then it will be up to the In
dependent voter of the State to choose tho party that has com
mitted the least offense.
We move that the State Leglxlature go on a vacation for a
period of ten years. Those in favor make it known by saying
"I." The "IV have it.
LKAVK IT TO THE MOTHERS
Lot the poor soldier, "Like a lamb
led to the slaughter and a sheep be
fore his shearers, he ia dumb." The'
United State Senate and the Kentuc- j
ky legislature are running the scales
from the sublime to the ridiculous
a spectacle to make angels weap.
Of course the soldier ia not asking
for a bonus. Who started this any
way? He passively executed tho
command of his director's, whether
it lead to the cannon's mouth or the
"Theirs not to reanon why,
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs but to do and die."
"Ambition's tools to secure unlaw
ful ends," and when they are hacked
and hewn and worn out in service,
thrown aside, to rust in oblivion or
to rot in hospitals from the begin
ning of hUtory human rights have
been compromised, which is only the
equivalent of sacrificing one right to
retain another. There is no worldly
gain, without worldy loss, and vice
versa no losa without gain, and the
everlasting effort to compromise the
soldier who gained the victory in the
world war creates confusion when
the country deserves and needs re
pose, and repose ran only be found
in everlasting principles. No one
yet has struck the keynote, the true
principle that will solve the problem
of the bonus.
Solomon, the wisest of all law
givers, often referred vital issues to
mothers in Israel and their Judgment
was Infallible. Mr. ITesident, mem
bers of the Senate and House, I rise
to offer an amendment Let the mil
lions of grayhnired mother who agon
ized in prayer day and night for their
soldier boys decide this question.
They willingly accepted the meat
less, heatless, swcetless, wheatless,
snd even eatless, restrictions imposed
during the wsr without murmuring,
snd they will find a way of speedy
compensation but not by way of a
bonus and refute the assertions of
those spineless senators at Washing
ton, that the "noble heroes" sin in
to "profligacy if trusted with
Then commission the mothers to
disburse the funds. So there.
L. K. F.
IN SOME LONESOME VALLEY
Far away on a yesterday
In a home by the sea,
Lived a maid who was unafraid
When s!ie wandered with me;
Oh we roamed o'er the meadows
By the great oreanside,
And we dreamed where the sunlight
On the deep rolling tide.
How I yearned for the love that
In her soft Migel eyes,
And my soul exer sought the goil
Which no mortals despise;
And so deeply I pondered
Hy the soft murmuring streams
O'er the home which I prayed wiulJ
With the bride of my dreams.
Hut my soul never reached its goal
In that land by the sea,
For the breath of a cruel death
Took my darling from me;
Then in sorrow I wandered,
And so lonely I grew.
For the pain ever came again
Of the love I once knew.
So today I am far away
From that home by the sea.
And I dwell in this lonely dell
In the land of the free;
But my sad heart is weary,
And I'm feeble and old,
And my love in her home above
How I long to enfold.
Oh the woes which each mortal know
In this vale here below,
And the years and the lonely tea s
Since the long, long ago;
How I long for the summons
An the haven of rest.
Where 111 roam with my love at home
In the land of the blest.
John F. Smith
! quartets and pianologs are also presented.
A lively and humoro.js element in
the program renders it so diversified
as to make a universal appeal.
The Chapel Singers come fccra
splendidly accredited. Recently this'
company made a tour of the West
ern states, and everywhere it was
most enthusiastically received. Dur-
ing the past summer the Chapel ,
Singers appeared on the program of!
the Chicago Redpsth Seven-Day
Chautauqua and repeated their West-'
Following is a typical newspaper'
comment on the Chapel Singers and
I their program: I
I Spokane, Wash., Review: "The
program opened with a group of sa
cred songs, among them being 'Rocki
jof Akcs' and 'Onward Christian Sol-
" ' mi- iiaiiviujou viiui un Aiuiis
Handel's 'Messiah' gave the company ,
full opportunity to exhibit a rarei
blending of voices. Lovers of Tenny-;
4on and Kipling were pleased with
the interpretations of poetry in terms
of music. Operatic numbers were,
given with dramatic intensity and re
markable volume. Miss Annabelle
Krell, accompanist, also charmed
with her well -selected pianologs. j
THE LAST LYCEUM NUMBER
The Chapel Singers
Variety and excellence mark the
program offerings of the Chapel
Singers, who will be heard in Berea
College Chapel on the Lyceum Course
Wednesday evening, March 8.
This company, which consists of
five splendid artists, will feature
well known sacred selections, but op
eratic quartets and solos and modem
"CLEVER" ADS ARE APT TO BE
What would you think if a trave'
ing salesman tried to win your trade
by standing on his head. . . Not
a chance. All right for a vaudeville
performance, but it doesn't sell you
Remember that when you are
tempted (as we all are at times) to
be "clever" in your advertising. Make
your customer think of the goods
you offer. Don't let his mind wander.
Talk to sell. If you are advertising
something to eat, talk about flavor.
If it s clothing, talk "style," and
"fit," and "durability." If it's fur
niture, talk. "comfort" and "appear
ance" and "finish." Talk "price" if
that's a feature. . . But never
forget that it's better to be simple
than to be clever.
Your editor will tell you the same
thing. The Advertising Club of St
Without me no man ever achieved success: Thrift
The Protection of Thrift
In every periol of unemployment
the wisdom ol thrift saving a bit of
each day's pay evidences itstlf.
Those who have practiced thrift can
face hard times free of worry, op
timistically awaiting the change for
ICach one has so many working days
in his or her life. If he receives a
dollar an hour for his services, every
dollar he saves means one of his
life's hours stored up for future use,
of greatest value when ready cash
means ati opportunity to invest pro
fitably or when unemployment and
other periods of distress threaten.
SUCCESS will be YOURS if you
start early in life to practice thrift.
Berea Bank C, Trust Co.
"It's a pleasant day, in't it?-'
"Yes it's always pleasant where
This brief conversation took place
between a gentleman and a comer
newsboy the other morning.
It was alert salesmanship on the
boy's part, for the customer bought
one more morning paper than he was
in the habit of doing. In addition the
boy's remar.; lingered pieasan i in
the man's mind all thru the day, and
the conversation was repeated to sev
eral of his friends.
There's leaven for the whole day
in a smile and few pleasant words.-
The Three Partners.
THE RHYME OF " PISTOL JOHN'
(Continued from Page Cms)
and the suspicion that any represen
tative of it would overturn the re
public, that the Crown Prince ia not
likely to get a chance such as Napo
leon III once had in France.
"Sit down, sit down," aaid 'Pistol
"Sit down, sit down," said he,
"And I will play you a game of cards
All under the greenwood tree.
The winter hath no fears for me,
Tho fields be cold and bare
I glad my heart with the good 'moon
shine' And the pine tree green and fair."
Now they have shuffled and cut the
And dealt out hands to three,
And they are playing a poker game
All under the greenwood tree.
"Play up, play up," said 'PUtol John,'
"I do not fear to lose,
For I m playing a winning game
It's money against your boose."
"You cannot win with a crooked
"You cannot win," said they;
"We've counted the cards for fifty
You've stolen the queen and trey.
Now "Pistol John" has drawn his gun
To shoot them where they stand
Put they have taken the pistol blue
That gladdened hia good right hand.
Now he is fleeing across the hill,
And dodging among the pines
Now he ia thinking upon hia sins
Each time that a bullet whines.
Now he has won to the mounta'n s
Where Sturgeon glides below
With a frightful yell f or the fear ot
He leaps thru the falling snow.
His head hangs over the cold stream's
The edge of the cold grey stone,
The cat-fish scare at hia cold black
And the crunch of hia cracked
The storm howls down from the val
The pine trees rave and roar
At the "moonshine still" behind the
The blue gun speaks no more.
You see a languid river flowlns down
Through opulent valleys lo a rainbow
And on a barge on stlka and pillows
Tou your Indolent, soft body lying.
With mal.li that flatter aa they comb
And waiters that bring birds on golden
While your whit finger, long and slim
Dip In a bowl and toy with golda
I see a ballroom with a squeaking jet.
And last year's clothes, and broken
plumes, and debt;
And rauroua tongues and lifted brows
And howling emptiness, and years and
Th day a hell of dream and obscana
The dark a dead world, where, a curs
Blta at Ilia window with cold Angara
Vainly for ajoldflah In an empty bowL
Hermann Hag.. lorn. In New Republic.
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