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ACL HtrnSVHIlTlOSI AUK OAHIl IS AOVANUR.
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! W. H. Taft. J. 8. Sherman.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT,
JAMES 8. 8IIEUMAN.
HON. HAItllY OAILEY.
JSfcxt Wcduoaday, October 9, will bo tho
ninety-ninth anniversary of tho birth of Gius
oppo Verdi. Tho Conservatory of Milan re
fused tho lad Verdi a scholarship bocauso tho
expei ts of the institution doclaiod "ho has no
talent." This ought to bo a hopeful noto to
young composers. Now York Musical Courier.
"Ono party is composed of those who live
by tho sweat of thoir own blows and tho other
includes those who livo by tho sweat of the
brows of other pcrsous,''says BoHrkc Cockran.
Beg pardon, but what is Bourko's exact bat
ting average in tho brow-sweating leaguo?
Abraham Lincoln mndo tho best tariff speech
over recorded when ho said: "I do not know
much about tho tariff, but I know this much,
when wo buy manufactured goods abroad wo
got tho goods'aud tho foreigner gets the monoy.
When wo buy tho manufactured Jgoods at
home wo get both the goods and the monoy.''
Whnt wouldn't you rIvc to bo aula to have the worlil'a greatest B!nipr
and musicians to sing and piny tor you whenever you wanted to litnr tlieinl
You can hear them whenever and an olton rb you wish with a Victrola in your
home; and you can get one of theso wonderful instruments from
SI 5 to $200.
P. J. MURPHY, The Jeweler
PLAN CUT OUT
Organization Formed In Ken
tucky To Increase Price
A new hymn title "Everybody lies but
The sizo of a dollar depends upon whether
it ia coming or going.
"What reason can any old Republican givo
for hauling down the Hag?
Tho English workman in America gets
wages 130 per cent, better than ho receives in
If the Bull Moose dies in tho November
frost, will (icorgc Perkins commit hara-kiri
"' Owing to the increased cost of living, judges
are granting higher alimony than formerly.
There arc indications that it may soon be"
cheaper to remain married.
294,420 men voted "Yes" on Woman Suf
frage at the special election in Ohio Septem
ber 3d; a.'iO,.'?.") men voted "No." The total
vote cast was r S ,'.) 'J .", the adverse majority
Wo needed the protective taiiff, first, to
enable us to build tho factory. Now that wo
have the factory running, we need a protective
tariff to protect the American market and the
t laborer who is working in this American
factory; aud wo will continue to need it until
tho American laborer is willing to work for
tho low wages paid the foreign laborer.
Republican protection not only protects, it
builds up. It gives employ to American work
men. It secures to Americans tho control of
the markets of their own country. It affords
to American labor a standaid of wages far
above tho wnges of any other people under
THE BULL MOOSE AT BAY.
"A Bull Moose at Bay" is tho title of a
Bryan editorial in the Commoner. He says:
"A while after his nomination Mr. Roosevelt,
plunged around, charging everything in sight,
but he has at last commenced to show signs of
pain. Tho arrows of the enemy have pierced
lhe skin. He is explaining Mr. Pel kins' sup
port, the llarriman letter, the swallowing up
of tho Tennessee Coal and Iron Company and
his inactivity on- thn trust question.
"His actions do not explain, but the fact
that he is now on the defensivo shows that he
feel ho is losing ground. The rank and file of the
now party aio honest men, earnest men, and
they can not, when they understand the pro
gram, endorse tho Perkins-Roosevelt schcmo
to make trusts prominent. That may be good
for Mr, Perkins' children, but it would not be
.good for tho children of the rest of us."
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune'. The great
powers profress to believe Chiua would be
imperiled by her $r0,000,000 loau. Great
heaveus, do they think she is going to pay it
Washington Pout: "I'm all right," declar
ed "Suuuy .Jim" Sherman. There's an indorse
ment tliut will confound his critics!
Chicago Post: J. Bruce Ismay is "to quit
as head of a ship company." Mr. Ismay al
ready has proved that ho is a good quitter.
APPEIL TO OTHER STATES
To Co-operate With Growers of Ken
tucky in Their Effort to Obtain Llv
Ino Prices for the Product of their
Land and Labor.
An Appeal to Farmers:
On Octobor 1st, there met In the
Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Ky a small
band of farmers from less than
They met for tho pur- grows In popular
jjuau ui uiBCuaaiug u tui uui til luu
1913 tobacco crop.
On account of tBfc busy season many
Jargo producing counties were not rep
resented, but several of them sent
encouraging messages After duo de
liberation It was agreed to organize
thg "Burly Protective Socletty" and to
tiiitih thn nfit nllt mnvnmniit fnr- nil It la
Mass conventions were advised for
the various counties on Saturday, Oc
tnbnr 12. nnd n c(nnr.il rmivuntlnn nf
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the growers at I.oxlngton, Ky., was op dicato that a successful tight can bo
dered for Wednesday, October 16th,
Tho county mass conventions are to
thing like this If they expect to pros
Uut tho ono thins, which this com
mlttco desires to Impress on the grow
ers is the importance of organization.
However plain tho facts, nothing can
be accomplished without It. In our
judgment, the only thing for us to do
now Is to urge a cut out of the next
crop. We know positively that It was
the cut out of 1908 that saved the fight
of tlie growers ngalnst tho trust. We
know It was the cut out that made
us a price 17 cents, and wo know there
is a Vast difference between 7 cent
tobacco and 17 cent tobacco. Wo
know there Is moro clear profit In ono
crop at 14 cents, thau thero Is in three
crops at 8, or even 9 cents, for we
ilrniTy believe that theso figures mean
an nctunl loss to both tenants and
Wo have faith In tho good sense and
patriotism of tho people, and make an
earnest appeal for duo and careful
consideration of this question.
We o,lso reallzo thnt the work must
bo done speedily In order to thwart
If this movement
favor, will again
send their agents Into the field to pay
handsome prices to n favored few, nnd
thus lull tho nfajority Into a hopeful
buUfalsa confidence that thy too, will
get this good price.
In ordor to arrive at tho will of tho
people, wo urgo tho peoplo of each
county to hold mass conventions on
Saturday, October 12, and that they
select delegates to attend tho Lexing
ton convention on Wednesday, October
If tho movement does not gather
sutllelent strength by this date to In
A Change of Front
NEW YORK STORE
It ia now a well known (act, (or tho past few seasons we have
carried an entire different class ol merchandise than former years.
And this season we have made special efforts to get tho
cream ot tho market. We luve euccfecled far beyond our expecta
tions nnd our agreeably surprised shoppers arc coming to see us
from early morUng until late at night.
OUR MILLINERY AND READY-TO-WEAR
Are offering tho best to ho hod, and our prices, that is the
real point, nro way below othors. Another shipment of now mil
linery in, pee them. We havo tho soft hats that nro now so much
used. .Any shape or color. Also Beaver Hata a.iy shape.
Our Suits and Coats are tho ie.il thing, you must seo them.
New York Store f
made, then wo know of nothing fur
ther to suggest, nnd the growers must
elect delegates to represent them at bo left alono, each to fight nls own
The only thing that is made clear by the
examination of Mr. Morgan's testimony is that
tho eminent financier tl ought moro of Col.
"Roosevelt in 1004 than he did of Mr. Taft in
s1908. Or, perhapp, the decimation of his lib
erality was duo solely to the fact that Mr.
"Roosevelt had moro aggressive solicitors than
. had Mi. Tnft. Washington Post.
Taft and the Republican platform is en
dorsed by Henry Cabot Lodge, Hoose-volt's
favorite Senator and confidential advisor dur
ing his whole administration. Taft and his
platform is endorsed by Governor Had ley, of
Missouri, ltoosevolt's floor leader in tho Re
publican Convention at Chicago, also by Sen
ator Borah, tho great Iloosovclt champion in
tho Convention, and by Sonator La Follotte,
tho great Progressive loader, and, hundreds of
othera w bo. supported Uoosqyolt for tho nomi
Knickerhocker Press: Timothy L. Wood
ruff was thrown so high at the Bull Moose
convention at Syracuse that' he hasn't come
Atlanta Constitution: Since former Vico
President Fairbanks will spotk for the Repub
lican party, it will be a colder day than over
when it gets left.
Washington Post: Mr. Morgan didn't con
tribute anything to tho present campaign he
let George do it.
St. Zouis Post-Disjxttch: Col. Roosevelt
owes Judgo Parker au apology for calling him
a liar whou tho Judge charged in (.)0-i that
corporations had mado largo contributions to
the Roosevelt campaign fund.
fjouibvile Post: Won't some ono please
throw a little light on tho history of this irish
man, R. McGeddou, who is always talking
about battling for the Lord?"
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New York Sun.
kolcker What ii Rooja.vfJt'jj plufomr
Moeker The decttlogut mmI tw MOHolojjHe,
the general convention on tho ICth
A committees, composed of repre
sentatives from Bath, Franklin, Scott
and Owen counties, was selected for
tho purpose of preparing "An Appeal"
to growers, and tho following is tho
result of their labors:
An Appeal To Farmers.
Never since the tobacco (juustlon be
came an acute Issue has tho situation
presented a more serious or menac
ing front to growers than tho one they
re now facing. For the first timo
slnco 1906 the farmers aro wholly un
organized. A pool, for the present, is
out of the question. Single handed
and alone they must face tho enemy,
combined, tactful and greedy, aud li
censed by the highest law of tho land
to continue their game of wolf while
dressed in the garb of Iambs,
There Is no protection for the farmer
other than that which ho himself pro
vides. Although he is numbered by
the tens of thousands, and the buyers
can bo numbered by the II users on
one hand, yet this mighty host must
bow in humble submission before the
haughty obligarchy, and accept the
crumbs from its hands. "
If the market were freo and com
petitive, if tho law ot supply aud de
mand had not been suspended by the
trust arbitrarily fixing prices, the grow
ers could havo somo reasonable as
surance of fair dealing and living
prices. But thero is no such market,
and the law of supply and demand Is
nothing but a shadow.
Lot us look the facts squarely In
the face. Here are just a few:
Tho 1905 crop averaged less than
In 190G first pool organized.
In 1907, over 62,000,000 pounds added
to first pool.
In 1908, crop practically cut out.
In November, 1908, Burley Tobacco
Society sells Its entire holdings nt
17 cents. Mind you, this was after
tho cut out of that year.
In 1909, ovor 100,000 pounds pooled,
more than both pools of 1803
In 1910 and 1911, two crops grown
and neither pooled. Average net
prlco to growers in 1909, 7,,4
cents; In 1910, 7 cents; in 1911,
about 71& cents.
In 1910, when the pooling movement
was hanging in tho balances, repre
sentatives of the trust aud warehouses
killed It dead as a mackerel by paying
x2 to 14 conts to certain largo grow
era and wealthy land owners scattered
throughout the Blue Grass section.
Immediately following tho failure of
the 1910 pool, the Amorlcan Tobacco
company publicly proclaimed Its deter
mination to buy the crop at 8 cents,
History shows that It made- Its word
good, with an extra cent added to
the profit side ot Its ledger. In tho
suit of the. Eshelby Tobacco company
against tho Burley Tobacco Society,
it allogos that burley tobacco is only
worth 8 cents & pound, and In that suit
It asked that the society be compelled
to refund tho difference between 8
cents and 17 cents. Theso declara
tions on tho part of the manufacturers
show clearly their purpose and deter
mination to mako 8 cents the maxi
mum figure. They aro willing to pay
tho growers, but a certain amount of
buslnoss acumen (aided possibly by
Innate basbfulneso) has so far pro
rentod them from naming a minimum
prlco they are willing to pay, and
which they frequently pay, for thli
There is not an Intelligent, well-to-do
farmer In this stato who Is willing
to grow tobacco at such prlcos, and
under such conditions aa above set
out. It costs more to grow It now than
It did ten years ngo. Lands, labor and
all material that flguro In tho growth
of tobacco havo advancod during that
porlod from 60 to 100 por cent. Th
prlco of everything wo oat and wear
baa increased in like proportions. I
7- and fl cents wero living prices ten
years ago (and thy were not) then
14 to id cents Is. not too muck to prepared to ag
rum lgliLAc (o his
(Tho above report was adopted, and
is ordered printed.)
A. W. WALDEN, Chairman,
"PLAYING THE GAME."
Truly, President Taft Does Not Follow
That is a criticism often heard o
President Taft it Is tho professional
politician usually who voices It, hut
often It Is repeated by thoso who art
accustomed to tako their estimates of
public men and their political oplnloim
Plalng the game has beon the occu
pation of time serving politicians from
time immemorial, Men who regard
politics as a game like to see It played
deftly Other men without fixed Ideas
on the subject parrot tho criticism
passed by tho experts.
I'lajlng the game In politics neces
sarlly has deceit as its fundamental
The public man who sees' develop
ing an Issue that might provo embar
rassing to him personally, and who
manages, by guile, to divert public at
tention to another, n lesser, but a per
fectly safe, Issue, plays the gume.
The public man who makes public
protestations of his enmity toward
swollen wealth and then holds secret
conferences with tlio representatives
of that wealth, plays the gamp.
The public man who preaches one
code of political morality and prac
tices another plays the game.
The public man who utters sounding
but empty phrases, no matter how de
lightful his diction or how superb his
eloquence, plays the game.
The public man who makes promises
impossible of fulfillment plajB tho
Tho public man who puts tho ac
quirement of public favor above Ideals
of public service plays the game
Truly, President Taft does not know
how to play tho gamo.
He has been reared In nn atmos
phere ot service rather than politics,
as wo have come to know politics. The
thing that has always concerned him
Is the doing of an act, not the spec
tacular staging of tt, nor the exploita
tion of it, nor, on the contrary, the
concealment of It.
To serve has always been his Ideal,
not merely to acqulro the appearance
of serving. ,
It has been Imposslblo for him to
look upon publlo service as a gamo,
The public's business, as he regards it,
is aorlous business.
There Is reason for the belief that
the American people as u whole share
with him this view. The growing In
telligence of the nation Is rejecting
the idea that the selection of their
public servants is merely a sporting
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COPYNIcSir A (?" . C" &J-
THE BUSINESS MEN
nro fully aware of lhe valno of k"(J droning a n
Innings! aiset. They regard well made, perfect
llllin attire as inudi of an csientluUi tbo at
trnotlvu iualltl- of a weil kept store or ofllcc.
The only question 1 wholi the tailor who can
mike Hit' in the unit satlifictery KtrtnenU'
There cm lie no question of doubt If oti place
your order with us. Remember this li the only
tore In thl section where you can buy Kd V.
I'rlci's nint. to meiuuee olothfS. Sfa the new
browns wo aro showltiK fortIS toC22, they are
repeaters Iteineuibfrwe reualr all our dry clean
work free of charge In a workmanlike manner.
C. F. McNAMARA.
OH West Front Street.
THE BEST '.WHISKIES, APPLE BRANDY,
PEACH BRANDY, GIN AND WINES IN1THE
WORLD AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
Satisfaction Ruarauteed or money refunded. We don't
handlo rectified, blended or compounded goods of anyknl
whatever. If quality counts, if purity is an objoct, if money
saving moans anything to you, we should have your trad
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED,
0. H. P. THOMAS & CO. Mfl
JOST RECEIVED, A CARLOAD OP NEW
Iowa Timothy Seed!
J. C. EVERETT & CO.
nasd now, Tamers must gt;
Guying a Bombproof.
The southern soldlora had little re
spect for what were known as "bomb
proofs," the fellows who had easy po
sitions In the rear. On one occasion
a smartly dressed young ofllcer belong
ing to this kindred cantered up to a
depot whore a regiment ot men wore
awaiting transfer. As soon as they
saw him they began guying htm.
"Oh, my, nln't he pootyl"
"Say, mister, whar'd ye git that
"Does yo' greaso yo bar with ham
fat or howf"
No Brass Band.
IlraBS bauds und megaphones have
not beon needed to herald tho accom
plishments of tho administration ot
President Taft. All of tho groat
achievements for which tho president
Is directly responsible have been ac
complished qulotly and without the
slightest semblanco of nolso or blus
ter. The voters of tho country dis
played their faith In President Tatt
and his policies in 1003, and they r
again register their h
Dr. P. G. SMOOT
Eye, Ear, Nose,
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lly Aioluliirnt Only.
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M IVSVIMK, BV,
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17 Hist Second St., 3IAYSV1I.I.K, KT
MISS TUIU Tl'UNl'.U Is associated In thu
office with Dr. Smoot.
Miss Turner Is a graduate nurse and Ims I mil
several )ean lioipltal experience in thu use of
1IATIIS, MASSAGE and
FOR THE TREATMENT OP
And Is fully prepared for the work. Any ono ill'-
slrlnit her services will Und her at l)r S moot's
ofllc, where she can he consulted between the
hours of 8 and Ua. ro and I to t p. iu. Sundays
by appointment only.
Wo Aro OiTerJiiR On Snlo For a Vow
lOays Ono Dollar SUo Dottles
Compound Mood and Nervo Tonic Tot
35c PER BOTTLE or
3 BOTTLES FOR $1
A remedy for Hliotininllsm. Mood,
Stomach, Mver nnd Kidney Troublm,
On not fortrct the price :5o per bottle
or a for$l.
JOHN C. PECOR
Druggist Maysvillc, Ky.
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