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fool man likes to poso as n hero, bat ho
caa't wear light shoes and n tight corset
and a sweat imile at one and the same time.
Jack Howard of near Klsertoo, has sold his
crop of 1912 tobacco to Bush Uiehop of near
Paris, at 10 cents per pound straight.
The tobacco market In Bourbon county Is
beginning to take on a Utile life, and a num
ber of crops have been sold at prices ranging
from 10 to 12J cents por pound.
, lllsa Delia Goodwin, teacher of the Her
manfown school, E"a ber pupil a" outing
Saturday! They went on a hay rido to Mt
Olivet and 'all enjoyed the day very much.
GEM THEATER 1
Matinee TnUv. 3 to 4 130 p. m.
HIS LORDSHIP THE VALET
MONA LISA IN DISGUISE
ISPSave your roupous for the con
tet ueit Friday ntalit.
Election Returns by pedal v)re
Tuesday lily lit.
Carload of Hay, $4.85; Whoat, 45
Conts a Bushel; Corn, 20
Cents; Eggs, 4 Cen'.s
Benton (III.) liepublican.
When I hear a farmer aay ha Ii going
FV vote for Roosevelt or Wilson I can't keep from
wondering if be has forgotten tho time wo bad,
aod the prices we recelvod for tho fruits of our
labor under tho last Cleveland ndmloistraiion.
-AnfeliSO womTtrf-if they realize that a vot.t
jtot Roosevelt Is a half vote for Wilson, and if
Wilson is electod wo will surely have another
taste of hard times.
' . To the farmer who has beeu on the farm as
long as I have, there is no nred to remind thein
of tho prices we received, but to the younger
ones I want to qiote a few sample deals I
made with Denton merchants, otc.
I sold eggs to tho Han ton atoea at -1 cents
o drzsn, and one time Dob Hosklnion had no
many he would not take them at that price.
I bougnt a number of four and five year old
mules at $50 a head.
I took wheat to McFall & Wblttiagton'd mill
.-...and sold it at 45 cents a buthel, and they as
tared me that the Jays of the (iO-cent wheat
bsd passed. Dy the way, it seems to be
passed now, but It has passod upward.
I shipped a car of hay to St, Louis to
Schnlte & Co. When it reached its destina
tion tbera were 152 cars on the tracks. After
paying freight, storage charge?, etc., I re
ceived a check for $4 85 for the entiro car,
and the commission company kindly knocked
off all tbelr commission charges. Had tho
firm charged me the regular commission, I
would have heen indebted to thorn $3.
I bought two loads of fine corn in February
fiom Marion Parks at 20 cents a bushel.
This Is only a few samples, and I hope our
I farmers will wake up and vote to keep another
"Tariff for revenue only" administration out
y-vof powsr. The paramount, isiuu in this cam-
'prlgn is prosperity. We have it. Let i vote
to keep It. William Kuemmmir.
JUOBE FOR YOURSELF J
WHICH'.IS BETTER-TRY AN EXPERIMENT OR
PROFIT BY A MAYSVILLE CITIZEN'S
( Something new is an eiperiment.
Uust be proved to be as represented,
vne atatoment of a manufacturer should
rot always be convincing proof of merit.
ut (be endorsement of a frlepu Is.
oV supposlog you had a bad buck,
A Ltme, Weak or Aching one, .
Would you experiment on It?
Yoa will read of many so-called cares.
Endorsed by strangers from far-away plocer.
IVa different when the endorsement come
Easy to prove local tnatlmooy.
Frederick Dread, 1233 East Second street,
Uaysvlllo, Ky., aays:
"I consider Oocn's KIdaey Pills a most
excellent remedy for kidney trouble and am only
too gjaf to speak in its behalf. Aoout flvn
years lao I waa bothered by weak kidneys and
th Icidoer socrotlons were scanty and at
tended with pain daring passage. Sharp
twinges across the small of my back were com
mon and greatly Interfered with my work.
While telling a friend of my condition,
be advised rne to try Doan'a Kidney Pills and I
procarod a box at J. J. Wood & Son's Drug
store. I used them according.to directions and
afforded me promet relief.'
U by. all datyera. Prioo GO conU.
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Can Be Saved To
By The Appoint
ment Of Adequate
Justus Goebel Makes
Strong Appeal for Pro
tection To People's In
terests In Open Letter He Asks That
Lawyers Known To Be
Loyal To the Cause Of the
People and Free From Cor
poration Taint be Employed
In the Suits Against Tax
Frankfort and Covington, Ky.,
October 31st, 1912.
To Ills Excellency, Governor Jumes 13.
.McCreary; to all Administrative and
Legislative officers of the State and
to nil citizens of tho Commonwealth
who aie interested in equal and uni
"Tell my friends to bo brave nnd
fearless and loyal to tho great com
These last words of my assassinated
brother: William Goebel, have a sacred
BlKiilllc.ince to mo and when in Sep
tember, 1909, I again commenced to
tal:e an active interest in our Stato's
utfairs, it was not to gain political fa
vor, for there Is no office I would
have; but It was with hope and con
fidence that my work would, during
the administration, of the present state
officers, open up an opportunity for
Kentucky to take up William Goebcl's
work where the assassin's bullet had
Interrupted It, and in that event every
department of our government would
give thereto by volco and action most
positive, vigorous and loyal support.
Relief Must Come.
Necessity for action In the Interest
rf the people has grown as years have
passed until it has developed Into what
is, today a crying shame and from
which iellef must come.
Too long, altogether too long, has
there been unjust discrimination
against tho people, unjust and burden
some taxation upon tho people, as
compared with what has been required
to be paid by the big corporations of
our State. Corporation lawyers have
boastingly said the death of William
Goebel was a benefit to tho corpora
tions. If this was true, the question
is, how much longer shall the people
be held in bondage because of his
God knows tho corporations now
suing the State hnve been able to pro
cure (and the word procure is need
advisedly) immunity long enough from
paying their just share of tho taxes.
A hundred million dollar Increase
In the value of corporation property
for taxation opens a new era in tho
State's affairs, and hns awakened tho
people, and brought them to a reallza
tlon of what has boen dono to them,
and there will be a further awaken
ing, which will correct abuses equally
as great as unequal taxation. A true
awakening of tho people has come,
and honcoforth ovexy man who would
hold office must be a progressive, and
no Imitation will satisfy them; they
will sweep aside and Into oblivion as
old chaff any man who hesitates or
dares stand in tho way of betterment
of conditions and Improvement In ev
ery way for tho wholo people.
No one doubts, had William Got-
bel been permitted to live, that which
was dono last month by the Doard of
Valuation and Asessment would have
been done more than a decade ago,
and to-day, instead of tho largo cor
porations lighting lu the courts and
by slnlstor mothods, endeavoring to
perpetuate unjust and unequal taxa
tion, to throttlo tho action of this
Stato Taxing Board, the first to act ful
ly In the Interest of tho people, they
would long ago have been paying Into
tho State, county and city treasuries
their just proportion of taxes.
It, Is very evident that In Ken
tucky, as In othor States, big corpora
tions will never pay a cont moro of
taxes than thoy are- mado to pay.
Toko tho case of .tho C. & 0. 11. II.
In 1911 this road, on Its entiro sys
tem In Kentucky, paid taxes on n to
tol valuation of only $9,313,270, where
as tho streot railway company of tho
City of Loulsvlllo was mado to pay on
a valuation of $10,800,000. Tho O. &
O. R, It. in 1901 paid taxes on a fran
chlflo Yuliitttlon of.only $2,171,189 and
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JUSTUS GOEBEL. GOV. J. B. M'CREARY.
Kentucky Delegates From State at Large to DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
CONVENINON, BALTIMORE, JUNE, 1912.
850, whereas the Hoard found theli
1912 assessment should be $18,798,630
Tho C, N. O. & T. P. It. It. in 1901
paid taxes on n franchise valuation
of only $3,110,197, and In 1911 on a
valuation of only $3,559,320, whereas
tho Board found their 1912 assessment
should bo $10,674,200. The I. C. In
1901 paid taxes on a franchise valua
tion of only $1,989,870, and In 1911 on
a valuation of only $4,510,320, where
as tho Board found tfielr 1912 assess
ment should bo $14,740,857. The L. &
N. It. It. in 1901 paid taxes on a fran
chise valuation of only $6,504,879, and
in 1911 on a valuation of only $11,
899,200, whereas the Board found
their 1912 assessment should bo $45,
428,074. The Covington companies in the
past paid as little, proportionately, as
did most of the above mentioned com
panies, and without exception all
these companies and tho two others
suing wanted tho samo assessments
for 1912 that they had in 1911. The
Board of Valuation and Assessment
based their 1912 assessments on con
vincing proof of values placed before
them, and the assessments are uul
formly just and fair, and of the more
than four hundred corporations as
sessed, only seven liavo protested In
the courts, and these nre among those
that have always proportionately paid
In tho last twelve years tho State,
counties and cities liavo been robbed,
and the word robbed Is the only word
that fits tho case, of more than ten mil
lion dollars In taxes.
In tho years from 1902 to 1911, In
clusive, n period of ten years, thore
has been an average increase in the
franchise assessments of the four larg
est railroads of the Stato of only 1H
per cent yearly, and this almost un
believable record of astonishingly
small Increases was mado in the ten
best years for earnings that the rail
roads of this country ever saw.
The picture here presented of the
previous inadequate franchise assess
ments Is astounding, but when ono ex
amines into the situation regarding the
tangible assessments made by Rail
road Commissions of tho properties of
six of tho corporations now suing the
State, the word "astounding" Is Inade
quate and must be here supplanted by
the word dumfoundlng to state more
correctly what the tanlgble assess
ment picture nctually presents.
Work Is Delayed a Decade.
Take the caso of the C. & O. R. R.
and the records show that the tangible
property of this company In 1892,
twenty years ago, was assessed at
$8,019,577. In 1911 notwithstanding
the extensions made In mileage of
road, double tracking of a vast system,
acquiring much new real estate and
probably more than doubling tholr
equipment of engines and cars this
company's tangible property was as
sessed at only $6,270,270, or 21 per
cent less than In 1892, twenty years
In 1892 the market price of C. & O.
stock was around 11 cents, and to-day
tho stock of this company is selling
at 81.5 cents, and tho capital stock
has been Increased to ono hundred
million dollars. Further comment to
show that our state has been lobbed
h unnecssary. The tangible property
of tho C N. O. & T. P. R. R. was as
sessed In 1911 for less than it was as
sessed In 1900, nnd but little moro than
In 1890, notwithstanding the great 1m-'
provements made by tho company.
The other railroads havo been similar
ly Inadequately assessed on their tangi
ble property for many years.
In May, 1910, n prominent official of
ono of tho companies suing, stated that
tho special Interests had In years past
controlled tho state's taxing boards,
and the records apparently prove he
told (he truth In that Instance. Ho
also stated that ho would control the
present Board of Valuation and As
sessment, but In this he has proven an
Board Acts For People.
To dato the people havo won, and tha
Board of Valuation and Assessment,
consisting of Henry M. Boaworth,
chairman; Tom S. Rhea and C. F.
Crocellus, hns finished its work for
1912, and, thank God, for oncov!t has
acted In tho Interest of the people.
Until this year the Board of Valua
tion and Assessment has boen con
trolled in the Interest of tho bis cor-
sorao hook or, crook, eltk-
political fafor roaderea
or to be rendered, bribery or Intimi
dation, but never before has tho state,
county or city been given what it was
rightfully entitled to.
The eight suits that have been
brought against the state must be
fought through nil federal and state
courts, and are of vital Importance to
our people. They Involve for tho state
$3S2,389, and for tho county nnd city
taxing districts $823,396, or u total,
annually, of $1,205,783. ,
Tho railroad companies, realizing
the magnitude of this light and anx
ious to win out, not alone from a finan
cial standpoint, but to prevent the
great public denouncement that Is
bound to come In tho wake of a vic
tory for the state, are calling up the
wonderful array of legal talent that Is
at their command through the power
and Influence that comes of the tre
mendous amount of money represented
in their combined capitalization of ap
proximately ono billion dollars.
Master Legal Minds.
Among ho master legal minds that
are already engaged in preparing the
defense of the suing corporations are
Trabue, Dolan & Cox, of Louisville, for
tho Illinois Central Railroad Company;
Gnlvin & Galvln, of Cincinnati, for the
Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pa
cific Railroad Company; John T. Shel
by & Son, of Lexington, for tho Chesa
peake & Ohio Railroad Company; Col.
Henry L. Stone, Helm Bruce, C. II.
.Moorman, R. A. Colston, of Louisville,
and Browder & Browder, of Russell
vllle, for the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad Company; Beckham & Mc
Quown, of Frankfort, and lOrnst, Cas
satt & Cottle, of Cincinnati, for tho
South Covington & Cincinnati Street
Railway Company and the Union
Light, Heat and Power Company; Max
well, Ramsey & Graydon, of Cincinnati,
for the Adams Express Company and
for tho Southern Express Company.
In ndditiou to this galaxy of legal
talent, the suing corporations have a
vast army of busy workers who never
appear In the limelight or In the court
room, and they may be described as
research lawyers, accountants and
statisticians, who are a mighty sup
portive element to tho men who will
present the cases and make the pleas J
Without detracting one Iota from
the splendid ability and known loyalty
to the state's Interests possessed by
tho attorney general, James Gurnett,
nnd his three assistants, the common
wealth's legal force, as compared with
that of the corporations, must seem
Inadequate, Indeed; nnd when it is
taken Into consideration that the at
torney general's office has a multi
plicity of cases and matters of state
to fully employ their attention, and
that the present situation comes In
the nature of an emergency unfore
seen and unprecedented In the stato's
history, tho urgent necessity for tho
employment ofother able lawyers us
a supportlvo forco to the attorney gen
sral becomes qulto apparent.
Ability, known loyalty to tho cause,
ind assured freedom from corporation
taint should bo the gauge to govern
In the selection of attorneys to assist
In the defense of tho state's Interests.
Justus Goebel's Interest.
My Interest In tho work Just com
pleted by the board was, and Is, dif
ferent from, and greater than, that of
my man in Kentucky or olsewhere
avon though ho may havo been con
nected with the work. Lovo of my
state and love for and memory of my
issas8lnated brother, whoso brain
work constructed -and whose blood
stained the statutes which mado It
possible to do what tho Board of Valu
ation and Assessment has just com
pleted, have compelled of mo tho serv
ice I have rendered In tho matter, and,
without official duty resting on mo, I
hnve given untiringly nnd almost con
stantly moro than flvo months of time,
energy and study to theso assessments
In tho Interest of tho state and Its peo
ple, to tho exclusion of overy other
interest business and personal,
Therefore, with such an Intorost and
with tho knowledge that I hnve gain
ed through my labors, I feel that I am
luallficd, amply qualified, to mako an
appeal, In tho name of the 400,000 tax
payers of tho state who furnish seven
sights of tho rovenue for the state's
government, nnd who for many years
havo withstood the burdehof unequal
taxation, to the administrative and
legislative officers of tWiitaU to sup
port tho governor with '.unlimited
ONE COPY ONE CENT.
means for tho necessary defense of
the people's Interest and cases.
There nre men who have said In
places that in tho employment of At
torney John L. Rich tho state had gone
far enough, but to such men I would
say, "Is your only Interest tho welfare
of tho people, and havo you proven
that there Is no other Interest that 1b
greater with you thnn the people's In
terest?" Every Citizen Interested.
Wo havo been, and are, dealing in
this with a matter which Is vital to,
and affects the comforts of every
home, no matter how humble, and tho
pocketbook of every taxpayer in the
commonwealth, bo he laborer, me
chanic, farmer, merchant or of any
other rank or sUitlon. All havo their
Interest In what we havo been flght-
Ing for more nearly equal taxation
and relief from corporation oppression.
The question is, shall tho causo of
our taxpayers bo defended at tho bar
of justlco by an array of counsel of
tho correct standard and in keeping
with tho greatness and importance of
theso cases, which Involve, not only
$1,205,785 this year, but millions upon
millions in years to come, nnd if the
assessments are upheld, mean to this
generation and generations yet unborn
in Kentucky, lesser tax to pay, and to
tho stite. adequate revenue for every
purpose of government, economically
"Most respectfully yours,
MATINEE and NIGHT ONLYi
TO ERR IS HUMAN
Note- 150 ttlven away Friday evening,
Noember 1Mb, 1P12. Save yourcou
pnn. Dr. P. G. SMOOT
Eye, Ear, Nose,
ii (u la h, in, i 'to o p. in.
lljr Apiiolulmrut Only.
MISS TURA. TURNEK III atioelattd In the
olllce with Dr. Smoot.
Mill Turner li a urnduate nurte and hai had
several jour hoiplial experience In the uie of
UAT1IS, MASSAGE and
FOR THE TREATMENT OK
And Is fully prepared for the work. Any one de
siring her services will nnd her at Dr. Smoot'a
olllce, where she can tw consulted between the
hoursotHandlJa.nl and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays
Big Purchase Sale!
Daily the crowds increase as the news of the unprecedented
values is heralded over Mason county and thousands have already
taken advantage and bought their supply of
Follow the crowds tomorrow, as the following values will, with
out a doubt, eclipse all previous records:
Ladies' New Fall Footwear in all leath
ers and this fall's newest styles; button
and lace; $2.50 values, $1.49.
Misses' Fine Fall Footwear in all
leathers, regular and extra hi-cut Trooper
Boots; $2.50 values, $1.49.
Misses' and Children's excellent
school shoes, lace or button; in Gun
Metal or Vici; $2 values, 99c.
Children's Vici Kid and Tan button
and lace, with wedge heel; sizes 3 to 6;
85c values, 49c.
Ladies' Extra High Trooper Boots in
Tan, Velvet, Gun Metal and Patent;
I DAN COHEN
SPECIAL CASH PRICE
Buy a Barrel of ALPHA FLOUR. Flour Will be .
Higher. Good for Only This Week.
M. C. RUSSELL CO.
KEYSTONE CONSTRUCTION CO.
Now Located at tho
Southwest Corner of Bank and Second Streets,
Is now ready (or business, with u corps ot cllicicnt architects,
engineers, etc, with competent workmanship, best ol materials,
and will contract to build from the very smallest to tho greatest
S. B. CHUNN, Manager,
Buy Your Coal Now
While prices are down and the supply
is full. DON'T WAIT UNTIL COLD
WEATHER. Strikes at the mines
will make the supply short and high
prices will result. WE HAVE 100,
OOO bushels in our yards. BUY NOW.
Kanawha and Pomeroy Coals
Chestnut Coke for Furnaces '
G. W. McDaniel $ Co.
PLUM STREET and P0PL4R STREET.
THE BEST 1WHISKIES, APPLE BRANDY.
PEACH BRANDY, GIN AND WINES, INITHE
WORLD AT PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
Satisfaction guaranteed, or money refunded. We" don"
handle rectified, blended or compounded goods of any kind
whatever. Ifquality counts, if purity is an object, if money
saving means anything to you, we should have your trade.
MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED. SEEKBg
0. H. P. THOMAS & CO. HS,
every size, every width; special $4
values, wonderful values at $2.49.
Men's High-Grade Shoes in Tan, Gun
Metal, Patent, made in this season's
newest models, including the new raised
toe and the low receding English style;
$4 values, $2.49.
Boys' New Fall Styles in all leathers;
$2.50 values, $1.49.
Boys', Youths'; Little Gehts Box
Calf and Satin Shoes, $2 values, 99c.
Just Received- A new lot of Chil
dren's and Misses' Jockey Boots in
Patent Leathers and Gun Metal.
Modern Plumbing, Steam
and Hot Water Heating I
High quality of Gas 'York a Specialty.
Handle Only the Bestot material. Dealer
in Brass Valves and Fittings, Gas titove?
and Ranges, All Sizes of Sewer Pipe.
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