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A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME CIRCLE
VOLUME L v .
KICIIMOND, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, OCTOBKlt 2H, ltm.
GAM B DA DIKE, PANAMA CANAL, BLOWN UP
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Letcher county has organized
a farmers Institute, - ' ;
It is claimed that the Citizen
Ticket will win at Carlisle over
the regular ticket.
.It is claimed that eggs will soon
be selling at ?5 cents a dozen, and
that is where we get off of the
wagon. , ' . " i
The snow -storm which visited
our city Monday afternoon seems
to have been general throughout
the state, but very light.
Great Britain has accepted our
invitation to' participate in the
opening , of the Panama Canal,
and will send a warship.
Lexington is considering the
proposition of abolishing fifteen
saloons in that section of the city
called the "red light district." '-. -
William Carson Black of Bar-,
bourville,' Kentucky, was elected
as the Grand High Priest of the
Royal Arch Masons at" their
meeting in Louisville.
The ML Sterling mule market
has gone . to pieces on young
mules, and they were off from
$20 to $30 from the prices last
year and only a few sales made.
; Under the new revenue laws
ajl candies and confections
containing liquor, such as rum
balls, brandy balls, mint lozen
gers, etc, will have to pay a rev
.The United States backs up the
German government as against
the Mexican government, and de
mands protection- for 43 German
rbjectr who" are fctaired in Tor
reon by rebel forces.
J. F. Loggin, aged 60, was beat
en, into insensibility at his home
just after dark. After the assas
ins beat him they turned a flash
light on him when one of them
exclaimed "my, we got the wrong
The audience which greeted
Mrs. Emmaline Pankhurst at the
Madison Square Garden was a
very small one. The notoriety giv
en to her by her detention failed
to attract the people. She was ad
mitted on conditions that she
Woodford county has a wo
man running for the office of
Superintendent of Schools on the
Independent ticket. Miss Belle
Gillis of that county files her pe
tition and enters the contest
against Lucian Linsey, the Demo
The Kentucky Master Bakers
held their annual convention at
Lexington, last week. Martin Du
Uries of Bowling Green was e
lected President and J. J. Caden,
Lexington, Vice President Gov.
McCreary telegraphed his inabili
ty to attend.
A paper will be started at Lex
ington, Friday October 24th, by
Dan J. Keid, who has acquired
some reputation as an editor. The
paper will advocate t progressive
ideas, but does not aline itself
with any political party. It is in
the interest of the colored people.
Following is a report of the
condition of the State Treasury
at the close of business Septem
ber 30: Sinking fund, $23,716.62;
school fund, $197,711.65; gener
al expenditures fund, $109,331.80;
balance in treasury, $630,760.09;
outstanding warrants, $2,343,927.
92. Last month, $2,200,736.13.
Tom Baldwin, a cattle buyer of
Richmond, was here last week
and bought a herd of 15 steers
from Jas. Holman, south of Stan
ford, at $6 a hundred pounds.
They averaged 690 each. From
J. M. Lair, the same buyer got a
dozen head, of about the same
weight and the same figure.
Reports Its Doings to Judge
Benton and Finally
To Hon. J, M. Benton, Judge,
Madison Circuit Court: ',.
The grand, jury after being in
continuous session for almost two
weeks, makes the following re
port: We commend as. timely
and proper, your Honor's splen
did Instructions as to bribery and
corruption in elections. Only
those who have served on grand
juries can know how difficult it
is to get any direct, positive . evi
dence against any one. Every
man examined says, he saw signs
of the use of money but only the
rarest man admits ' that he per
sonally knows .anything positive
ly or-will indict ' anyone. Occa
sionally,, a man tells something
reluctantly, and by persistently
following up a clew we get enough
evidence to find a true bill. -"
We examined all of the prin
cipal candidates, many middle
men and lots of. voters.. We
were fortunate enough to get
evidence sufficient to indict
a few, and with this as a
fulcrum, were enabled to persuade
(on the promise of your Honor
to be lenient) a good many to
confess or implicate their chief
representatives. We believe in
this way we secured more indict
ments than could have been done
in any other way, and of far more
important people. - " '
rrhis grand jury, has ,no ikmbt
more trw bills- fur br&ery-nv elec-"
tions than was ever found in the
county before. So long contin
ued and universal a habit cannot
be broken up by one session of a
grand jury, but a wedge has been
well started and with public sen
timent awakened and encouraged,
future grand juries should have
an easier task.
The next most flagrant offense
was from the habit of carrying
pistols. Almost every witness
quizzed knew of shots being fired
on the highways but to secure
direct evidence was most difficult.
We are convinced that shots
fired from pistols and the having
them in hand should be prima
facie evidence of concealed weap
ons. We examined the jail and
found it in a fair condition. The
court house and grounds were
all in good condition and well
cared for, except the witness
room which needs better furni
ture and a general cleaning up.
The county clerk showed us
his books showing collections
for fees from deeds, licenses etc.,
and they seemed full and cor
rect. Respectfully submitted,
. T. S. BURNAM,
Gov. McCreary has appointed
John D. Scott. Police Judge of
Iierea, to fill the vacancy created
by the resignation of G. D. Hol
A dispatch from Petersburg,
Ind., says that a strange bug that
began eating the ends of the ears
of corn about six weeks ago has
caused no end of trouble to the
farmers of Hke county. Farmers
feeding new corn infested with
these strange bugs or worms have
lost horses, mules and cattle and
now every farmer is compelled to
sort every ear of corn before he
feeds it for fear it is Infected. The
damaged corn poisons and death
follows almost immediately. Many
horses and mules have died in
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The blowing up of th
Injures ' Three People
ALL DOING WELL
On Sunday afternoon about 4
j o'clock while out in his automo-
I bile on the Lexington pike, Mr. !
W.T.Vaughn lost control of the)
; machine which ran down an env !
oanKment ana was wrecKeu.
in tut: i.cii viuu iMi. vduviiu
were Misses Rachel Parrish and
Ethel Curd, both of whom had
their collar bonesbroken and were
Dr.Moss Gibson was summoned
and brought Miss Parrish to the
city in his machine while Miss
Curd was taken to her home on
Fifth St. in the ambulance. While
painfully hurt the young ladies
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are uu Knuimy mjureu ia,.u
resting comfortably at this time.
Vaughn escaped with a
few bruises. While the affair was
bad enough, we are glad it was
Grand Jury Adjourns
The grand jury has finally ad
journed for this session of the,
court. In addition to the indict
ments named in our last issue, it
returned the following indict
ments: For robbery Charles Brown,
Tom Sallee and Jesse Goins.
For nuisance M. M. Hamilton,
C. C. Culton, Charley Pigg and
1..U- A II
For burglaov-George Fox.
va -ua.aw ! .
Dunahue, Lucian Matthews.
Receiving money to be used in
an election - Collins Long and B. 1
Only two additional indictments ,
were made in the bribery cases J
making fourteen in all. Some i
other indictments were returned I
but as the parties are not in cus-1
tody, we refrain from giving!
names as they may skip the coun
Gen. Bennett H. Young, head
of the U. C. V., proposes that
pensions be paid Southern sol
diers out of the $60,000,000 col
lected as a tax on cotton follow
ing the Sectional War.
dlk aeparating the water from Gatun
Civil Cases Tried
" .The court has disposed of the
following cases trjed by a jury at
this term of court: )
'Iii the stifly contested dase ofl
! Spurling , against the Ll & N.
Railroad, Judge Benton presiding,
famtifv recovered! a vrdicti"
.00. This is a verv inter-
estihg case and grew out of the
1 fhe of m2 Mrs
Spurling with her four children
, were startjng tQ Missouri ,0 jojn
her husband who had preceded
them. It was 'during the flood
that wrought such havoc around
Paducah and other cities on the
Mississippi river. Before pur
chasing her tickets she made in
quiries of the aijent at this point
as to whether or not the way was
open and whether or not she
could reach her destination by
way of Paducah. Receiving as-
surance that she coudi
' ha- htr fil.,.pU
iha t1nint. nn in , rtl,iviiu !
! At Louisvine sne received a I
j wirft frnm h.r hrothpr hprp ari. i
vising her to go by way of St. ;CHine Deiongea.to me aiorenam
Louis. She notified the agent of led company. Mrs. Butler claim
the L. & N. at Louisville of theied that the machine belonged to
,-ontPnts of thf wire, and asked 1 r, and instituted suit to recover
;them to change her tickets so ' from the Richmond Lumber
that she could go by the way of Company. The case was tried
'St. Louis to her destination. )U and the Jlirv returned a ver-
i This the defendant refused to do, in favor of the plaintiff, order
jand again assured her that she i inS the machine restored to her,
: could reach her destination by and awarding damages for its de-
j way of Paducah. Again boarding tention in the sum of $860.
thP train shP trnvpUl all nitfht
and when she reached Paducah
andwntnshe rta,nta laducan
next momma iound mat no trains
, a t I !!..
and return home. She alleges
that she endured many priva
tions from which she was render
ed sick. She sued for $1052.00
and the jury gave her the exact
Grant E. Lilly and O. P. Jack
son represented the plaintiff,
Burnam and Burnam the defend
ant. Hon. J. Tevis Cobb, special
I In. It. j tr'iLA tho cc ti !nnc
against Ballew, and the Round
Stone Land Co., against William
Wren, in each of which cases the
plaintiffs won. !
The case of Florence Butler j
against the Richmond Lumber
Company was a hotly contested j
case, arising out of a seizure of
an automobile by the Richmond
Locks and Culebra Cut
Photo y I'nilerwiKxJ & Unrtwrwood,
OUR NEW COLLECTOR
A good picture of our new Col- j
lector for the Eighth District,!
Judrfe John W. Hughes, of Har-1
Lumber Company under an execu-
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i tion issued on a judgment wnicn
company had against the
Gahren. Dodge & Maultby Co.
The Richmond Lumber Company
claimed that in reality the ma-
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omun c, omun representeu iur ,
Lumber Company and J. Tevis
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. ton, represented me piainnn .Mrs.
Butler. CrantE. Lilly presided'
as special judge.
Just to Remind You
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Next Monday. Tuesday and
.'.. !.. I-.. V.t,.U... 07 Qtt OU
are special registration days and
every Democrat of the city who
was absent from home or prevent
ed by sickness from registering on
the regular registration day. is
urged to go before the County
Court Clerk on one of the above
days and register. Unless you do
so you cannot vote in November
or in fact, until after the next reg-
Oration in October 1914. j
Ollie James will speak at Lex-,
higton on Thursday Oct., 30th on
behalf of the Democratic party. I
The Salary Grab Is Endorsed
In Toto by Our Friends
REGISTER AND CLIMAX.
The Register and Climax en- '
dorse the salary grab and think
j that Judge Shackelford should
, not only have the increase but that
I it should be the "grab" and then
some. Here is what they say:
J At the last meeting of the Fis
,cal Court the salary of Judge
Shackelford was raised from
$1250 per annum to $1500, and
he was allowed pay for his sten
ographer in the sum of $360 an-
nually. All the comment we ...
have to make on this action, is
that the Judge is cheap at the
price. His services to the county
are far in excess even of his sal
ary as it now stands. There
is not a more efficient official in
the state than Judge Shackelford,
and in our opinion the county is
I still his debtor. - Register.
In a large number of counties
' the fiscal court recognizing that
1 certain officials are not sufiicient
! ly paid, are raising their salaries,
especially is this the case as to
he Judges. Montgomery, Har
1 din and others are the latest to
do so. The salary of an official
ought to be compatable with the
dignity and duties of the office,
and we do not believe that there
will be much protest over the
fact that Judge W. R. Shackel
ford's salary has been raised from
$1,250 to $1,500. Madison is one
of the largest and wealthiest
counties in the State and is able
to pay her public servants well. -Certainly
If the County Judge of
Fayette should receive $3,000 a
vear. the Judge of this county
- 'ttien It Is sivai: pfee the .urk.'
And now Mr. Taxpayer while
you are digging and scratching to
get enough of the long green to
pay off taxes, probably you are in
a fine frame of mind to fully ap-
j predate the effects of the grab.
The Madisonian is opposed to
it both because it is too much and
because of the manner in which
it was secured and with this we
submit the question to the peo
ple. You might find some guide
in looking at the salaries paid in
Mercer County which we now
The salaries of the county offi
cers were fixed as follows:
County Judge $1,000.00
" County Attorney 800.00
SupLof Schools 900,00
County Clerk for fiscal
court services.. v200.00 '
Rev. D. L. Brandenburg, of Wil
more, Ky., who is an enthusiastic
and energetic preacher of the
Methodist Denomination held a
two weeks protracted meeting at
the Christian Church at Ruthton,
Ky. He was assisted in his meet-
, oy r. uuynn an. w
.who led the singing, while Mrs.
i . i m - t r J - . : - .
wm Mr nirP was ths- nrcanist.
. w . ' 1 1"V"'M'W
tne .Metnodist Kind, ana mere was
i a great spiritual awakening, and
much good has been accomplished
by the meeting, the church has
been rejuvenated and the people
,'iroii tn l1rir
The dedication of the new
Christian Church will be fol
lowed by a protracted meet
ing led by Rev. W. E. Ellis,
of Paris, Kentucky. Ever
body is invited to attend