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Grant L Lilly, Editor & Owner
Entered a second-clas matter January
22, 1913, at the post office at Richmond,
Ky., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
One Year $1.00
Six Month 60
Three Month 35
One Month 15,
IN ADV ANCE.
The people will remember the
warning given to the candidates
by Judge Benton in his instruc
tions to both the February and
May grand juries. This same
warning was given by him to the
people of Clark and other coun
ties. Sipce then there have been
two primary elections held in
Clark county. It is reported that
in each, much money was used to
corrupt the "honest floater." and
now Judge Benton is confronted
with a problem. Its either a
complete back down or "eat 'em
up Joe" program.
It is fresh in memory that
Judge Lsenton also on one occa
sion, told a Madison county grand
jury that it was NOT a violation ! Pwcr and maKes economy ine
of law to buy registration cer- watchword. But this is a glitter-;
tiflcates. a position which wasinS generality, and the others,
wholly untenable and which was without any pronouncement on.
unanimously condemned bv the the subject, can be relied on to
Court of Appeals. Now that he ' stand for this a,so-
has given the public to under- Wnat d0 you Propose for the j
stand how terrible will be his betterment of the State, Mr. Can-
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obeys his instructions and buys a
little vote, we wait with impa
tience to see what he will do
with his former political hench
men who did buy a few in Clark
In this county. Judge, they are
making preparations to disregard
your advice and say mat they
have nothing to fear from the
Clark County Boogie Man.
We were in hopes that we
could have the satisfaction of an
nouncing ihat the good people of
Madison county would support
you in your most commendable
efforts; but, in the language of
the bugle man, "we can't wake
'em up; we can't wake 'em up."
Vote selling, vote buying, whis
ky and debauchery will go on,
Judge, in Madison county the
same as if you had not spoken.
The public conscience is dormant:
it won't wake up to the enormity
of the crime against which you
talk. Fifteen hundred floaters,
backed and sustained by nearly
all of the eighty-five candidates,
their relatives, friends and hench
men, is an enormous power.
They are defiant and invite you
to do your "derndest." And
Judge, what can you do when
nearly every county officer has
rolled up his sleeves and has de
termined to go his full length for
a debauched ballot and a rotten,
corrupt election? Remember also
that the good people are abso
lutely dormant and that you are
practically alone in the fight.
With these odds against you, you
will be like a straw .in a whirl
wind. It is a shame that such a
condition of affairs should exist.
But long neglect of official duty
by those charged therewith, has
brought this condition around.
If you redeem Madison county,
generations yet unborn will call
you blessed. One who makes
the fight for good government,
stands practically alone. He has
the plaudits of one or two, the
weak commendations of a few,
the stolid indifference of the mul
titude, the active, fighting opposi
tion of those whom he condemns.
He makes a faint flutter on the
surface, is caught by the whirl
pool and disappears, perhaps,
Will you disappear, Judge, or concerned, its seems that the
' will you fight on? court should have taken the cases
When the public conscience is under consideration and deter
awakened and officers perform minjej the law applicable to the
their duty, you may succeed. i jame.
The public is watching you; if
you back down, the power of We print a very manly and
your court Is gone forever. If straight forward statement from
you fight, you may succeed. You Judge H. C. Rice in this issue,
can't allow your grand Jury to Judge Rice is distinguished for
make the non-committal report his uniform courtesy to all the
that it can't get the witnesses.
That farce has worn threadbare.
Your power is full and complete.
Up and at 'em. If you stand in
need of a publicity bureau, the
columns of The Madisonian arc
at your disposal.
THE INCOME TAX
When we wrote our editorial
advocating a tax on bachelors, we
thought it may not be favorably
received. In fact, no one ever
mentioned it to us either in a dis
approving or approving way.
Silence is sometimes considered
assent and sometimes contempt.
But which ever way you may take
it. The Madisonian has the satis
faction of knowing that the Con
gress of the United States has
sustained the idea in its income
tax measure and a bachelor will
pay more income tax than a mar-i to wipe out the bitterness engen
ried man. Still further, a married dered by the Civil War. Federal
man is entitled to an exemption j and Confederate soldiers clasped
from the tax of $500.00 for each
minor child. The measure has
not been completed, but this is
I the present intention of Congress, j
Our local candidates for theians who wore the blue or the
Legislature propose nothing new. j grey mingled in the great camp
i One, indeed, in a card, advocates I of peace on the grounds where
i I S ctrirt eiirv'4-ill.-ini-p nf tht ravine
aiLiaie ior ine uec isiaiure: ,
Is not a married man entitled
to some consideration along this
line? His burden is a heavy one.
We clip the following from the !
Louisville Times: 1
"Foreign countries are amazed
at the size of the exemptions to
the income tax section of the tar
iff bill and are disposed to credit
those which apply to children to
the spread of the gospel accord
ing to Col. Roosevelt.
'The proposal to discriminate
in favor of marriage to the
amount of $1,000 a year astounds
in itself, as the French say, and
the further deduction of $500 for
each minor child far exceeds any
similar provision abroad. Great
Britian, when it first allowed de
ductions, found the growth of
families to be so amazingly rapid
that it finally abolished the credit;
it has, however, since been re
stored, but amounts to no more
than $50 for each child under six-
! teen. France collects no income
; tax from parents of seven chil
jdren, but smaller families have
' very little abatement; Prussia al
lows fifty marks, about twelve
'dollars, for each child, with a
special provision reducing the
grade where there are as many as
five dependent children.
"All these countries report the
same experience. Those of small
est income have the largest fami
lies and regard children as an
asset; the rich regard them as a
NO VOTE THIS YEAR
The good women of
county will not get to vote in the
school election this year In the
race for County Superintendent.
Clerk Terrill declines to have a
ballot prepared for them.
The reading of the law leaves
the matter somewhat in doubt.
It provides that women may vote
at all elections for school trustees
and other school officers required
to be elected by the people &c. i
It then refers to the constitution-1
al provisions prescribing the;
qualifications of school electors, j
This is one of the results of the '
Court of Appeals refusing to take i
cognizance of the appeals in the
Primary Election cases. Where
the riilnts of so many people are
people all the time. He does not
put on a thin veneer for the elec
tion only. He is one of the
people all the time. Kind heart
ed, big brained, a good lawyer and
splendid all around gentleman of
the old school, he is the candidate
of the people and for the people.
If he is defeated, it will be by the
use of "filthy lucre." We are
unqualifiedly, unflinchingly and
unrestrainedly for his election.
Besides being an admirable man
for the office, he is a poor man
and the office will help him won
derfully; and this weighs with us
very much. Its time for us poor
"devils" to stand together.
At the Gettysburg reunion the
last link in the chain was forged
to cement friendly feeling be
tween the North and the South.
Much happened at the meeting
hands with good wishes from one
to the other for health and happi
ness. It was a grand meeting
and fifty thousand grizzled veter
fiftu tuire artr the hlru-kHiocf hattlp
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ot trie war between tne Mates
was fought Georgetown Times.
Mr A. D Miller was the only
candidate who thought that the
Public was entitled to a statement
as to his position on the County
Unit. He made a clear cut dec-
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laruiiuii iur nidi law. ruiu ne
nailed us to his board just a little
tighter by so doing.
Good men, good women of
Madison county, will you allow
your friend to meet a Waterloo at
the hands of the whisky trust?
An effort is being made to find
some place of dignity for ex
United States Senator J. C. S.
Blackburn and Congressman Ben
Johnson is trying to land him the
Marshalship of the District of
' There is no place like horr:.'
Let him stay there.
Read the letter and ad of J.
B. Walker. They have the right
ring to them. They will add
hundreds of votes to his already
! RESOLVED: We, the com
I mon people, believe that a man
who owns and drives a "devil
wagon," does not need an office.
To the plain common people:
Give the high brows the
in the coming primary.
TOPICS IN BRIEF
The stuck market is loudly calling for
mother to come in and hold its hands until
morning. Hartford Post.
Judging from the way Huerta talks
sometimes, the mint bed at the Mexican
White House is liberally patronized. -Columbia
It is respectfully but firmly suggested to
railroad companies that the time to burn
wooden cars is before railroad accidents,
not after. Philadelphia North American.
College professors being notoriously un-
I derpaid ought to know what they are talk
ing about when they say that there is no
connection between poverty and crime.
When colleges elect newspaper men as
president, as one of t he oldest in the West
has Just done, we should say that the fu
ture of higher education in this country
was very bright.- Philadelphia Inquirer.
Eleazer Fisher, who in his 103 years of
life voted twenty-one times for President,
was a noted man in sandw.ck in.
we nave local taieni mat couia ue nis
record in one election. New York Tele-
Public tentlment in the United States
always insists that those responsible for
these awful railroad wreck shall be visited
with severe punishment, consisting of a
warning never to let It occur again Hart
Jack Bush, who was convicted
by the Breathitt Circuit Court for
an indeterminate sentence of one
to five years in the penitentiary
and who mae'e his escape, was
recaptured and taken to Frank
fort last Thursday.
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
Lumber Co. Phone 425.
Mr. William S. Broaddu gave a hand
tome 6 o'clock dinner on the Fourth in
honor of Mr. P. F. Stilling, of Washington.
Mr. D. M. Chenault entertained two
table at Rrldge on Saturday afternoon In
honor of her lster, Mr. Ceo. Snyder, of
Miu Katherine Miller, of thl city assist
ed Mr. J. J. C. Bach, of Jackson, last
Tuesday evening In entertaining a party of
about fifty young people at a birthday
party given to their on, Grannis.
Mr. L. B. Weisenherg was hostess at
Bridge on Monday and Tuesday In honor
of Mesdame Pryde, of Chattanooga,
Tenn and Henry, of Gulfport, La. Two
lovely prize were given, the first being
won by Miss Mary D. Pickets and the
second by Miss Mollie Fife.
Mrs. I. S. Collins and Miss Margaretta
Smith chaperoned the following young
people to Clay's Ferry this week: Misses
Madge Burnam, Mary Barrett Smith,
Katherine White, Gladys Perry, Mary D.
Pickets, Jane D. Stockton, Elizabeth
Ratcllrf; Messrs. Overton Harber, Joe P.
Chenault Wm. Smith, Ben Cassiday,
George Goodloe, Eugene Miller, James
Tribble and Overton Evans.
The beautiful edifice of the Second Pres
byterian Church was the scene Tuesday
evening of a wedding of very particular in
terest to all the members of that church
and congregation, as their pastor, the Rev.
Herbert Booth Smith, claimed as his bride
Mrs. Jean Comfort Ragsdale, the Second
daughter of the late Col. James Comfort.
A large assemblage of wedding guests
attended the marriage, more than a thou
sand cards of invitation having been issued.
Mrs. Shugart rendered a number of
organ numbers previous to the nuptial
service. The following was the program:
Prelude to the third act of
Wedding song from the Cantata
"Sir Oiuf" hy Harriet Ware
Con Amore Dethier
In place of usual marches the choir
(vested) sang wedding hymns. "O Perfect
Love, all Human Thought Transcending"
as the processional, and "The Voice That
Breached O'er Eden" as the recessional.
TheHe were no attendants except the ush
ers, t The choir was directed by Prof. Har
ry Rupert Carr, chorister of Second Church.
Mf. Robert L. Foust was chief 'usher, as-si.-teii
by Messrs. Edwrrd Maynard. Louis
H. Spilman, Dr. Wm. A. Boies, John H.
Gillespie and Harry Wood.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Joseph Addison Smith, D. D., pastor of
First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro,
Tenn., the father of the groom. Rev. Dr.
Sibley, of the First Presbyterian Church,
was to have assisted in the ceremony but
was prevented from officiating by his trip
The bride and groom left Tuesday eve
ning for Cincinnati and New York, and
will sail this week on the S. S. Baltic for
Queenstown, Ireland and will be in Europe
for two months. They will visit points of
interest in Ireland, Scotland, England, Bel
gium, France, Germany, Switzerland, and
Italy. On their return trip they will sail
from Cherbourg, France, about the middle
While in Italy Kev. Herbert Booth
Smith will attend the Waldensian con
vention, having been appointed American
delegate to this religious convention. He
will deliver an address in French being the
sacred language of this faith.
After an extended European tour Rev.
Herbert Booth Smith and bride will be at
home to Knoxville friends after October 1,
at the manse of the Second Presbyterian
Church on Church Avenue.
The Church presented them a chest of
silver and a silver service lined with gold.
The First Presbyterian Church of Mur
freesboro sent them a handsome present
in silver.- Knoxville Journal and Tribune.
At Iron Mound, Estill county,
Contractor Land and a man
named Puckett had an altercation
over wages claimed to be due
from Land to Puckett Puckett '
; drew his knife and Land
him with a single tree. Puckett
and thrust his knite a
glancing Stroke in
side, sinking into the bowels.
Land's wife seeing the difficulty,
went to her husband's assistance
and fired three shots at Puckett
as he ran away. Puckett is in
The appointment of R. C.
Stockton as postmaster of Rich
mond has been confirmed and
he will take the office about the
first of August.
I Mr. Stocktons numerous
friends rejoice with him In his
; good fortune.
(Re-printed by request from our Issue of
Kryl's Famous Band will be
here on Sunday, June 29. What
an opportunity this will be for
real lovers of music! To hear a
grand concert of sacred music Is
a rare opportunity. It may never
come to Richmond again. The
songs sung by our fathers and
mothers, played by a master, in
which playing all of the soulful
melody will be given artistic in
terpretation and expression, is
something to which we can look
forward with joyous anticipation.
These grand pieces, sung by mil
lions in every clime and land, be
long in common to mankind.
They have thrilled the hearts of
prince and pauper alike, lifted the
burdens from the oppressed, soft
ened our savage natures, and
healed the bruised heart Music
is the soul of harmony, and the
language of angels. It purifies
the heart, cleanses the mind,
lightens the burdens of life, lifts
us from sensualities and gives us
the Heavenly vision. And these
sweet old hymns. Rock of Ages,
Jesus Lover of My Soul, Nearer
My God to Thee, Lead Kindly
Light, etc, tunes that have be
come a part of our being, will be
rendered in one grand, swelling
volume of harmony, filling us
with delight, awakening glad re
membrances, rejuvenating our
languishing souls and carrying us
The music that has lived
through ages is sacred music, and
it will be our gracious privilege
to hear the inimitable Kryl in
sacred concert on Sunday, June.
29, at the Chautauqua.
If you are particular to have a Shirt that is elegant
pattern and fit,
.Try a Manhattan Make
There Is none better and few
For the man that wants a good Shirt cheaper we carry
the WILSON BROS. line. They are exclusive in that
they are better than the average medium priced Shirt.
$1.00 to $1.50.
During the hot months you will enjoy the comfort of
a cool, soft Shirt. We have them with soft collars, if
The ROYAL TAILORS
Have selected us as being Richmond's Greatest
Store equipped with the rfiost modern and pro
gressive ideas and having the qualities they
demand before granting any house a franchise
to tailor for them. When we make you a Suit
IT IS RIGHT
the line and
Pay Less Dress Better
Your vacation suit put in the making today
will be ready for you next week and it will be
a work of art. New plaids, greys, serges in
blue, black and pure white and any other
thing you want.
Special This Week, $23.50
for two piece suit tailoj made in pure white
serge or white with pin stripe or flannel. Any
way you want it. Pants only $7.00.
W. D. OLDHAM & CO.
"Who Tailor Best In Richmond"
100 In the Shade
One hundred in the shade days
are here. Are you ready to enjoy
them, or will you Swelter and
Suffer? When you get home
from a hard day's grind at the
store, office or factory, you don't
feel like working a palm leaf fan
to keep cool, neither do you want
to Swelter. Then how many
nights have you gone to bed but
NOT to sleep so hot you couldn't
sleep. An electric fan at about
lc per hour going at slow speed
will keep you cool before you go
to sleep and then make sleep
possible. If comfort and sound
sleep are worth anything to you,
they surely are worth the price of
the small amount of electric cur
rent that an electric fan will use.
Of course, an electric fan won't
work in a house that isn't wired,
so call on us or anybody who
does wiring and get ready to
REALLY ENJOY the hot days
and nights that are here. Inves
tigate our prices on fans. The
manufacturers' stock is getting
low, so get busy.
26tf Kentucky Utilities Co., Inc.
We keep on hand alway the best gro
eerie that money can buy and tell them
as cheap as the cheapest. Phone 72 and
144. Covington, Thorpe & Co. 11 tf
GOLDEN & FLORA
Have just received a car
of finished Monuments,
Headstones, etc., in the
most beautiful designs.
Come direct to us and save
agents' profits' : : :
equal. Prices $1.50
IN EVERY WAY. We have
READY FOR YOU NOW!