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IS KENTUCKY III HEED
YM Happened in "THE GOW
COUNTIES" in California
2nd Why "THE DOG TAX
COUNTIES" in Kentu ky
Should Emulate Their Example
Until a few years ngo the State of
California was Buffering under the
tame system of taxation which pre
vails In Kentucky although many ef
forts bad been made to change It.
The average citizen Is opposed to
Innovations as a general proposition
and while the state suffered and the
burden of taxation fell heavily on the
mall property owner, as It does In
Kentucky, It was bard to arouse the
people and capitalistic classes man
aged to keep the old law In effect and
went on hiding their personal property
and "escaping taxation, as tbey do I
' Why is this man working so hard?"
"To get more land to pay MORE
A simple careless expression In a
Pan Francisco newspaper caused a
revolution of feeling and brought
bout the change which all Califor
Bin as are now proud of.
.The newspaper referred to printed
an article to the effect that the same
old Constitutional Amendment woui.:
be voted on at the November election
and added facetiously that "the Cow
Counties" would probably vote tor it,
and treated it as a joke.
The newspaper evidently underesti
mated the power of "the Cow Coun
ties" as this little attempt at wlttli is:r.
made "the Cow Counties" sit up and
The people In "the Cow Counties"
commenced to ask themselves: Why
Is it that farm lands and town prop
erty pay the bulk of taxes? Why art
the owners of stocks, bonds, notes an. I
other personal property able to get off
Have we a uniform system of taia
ticn In practice as well aa In name?
And such like questions.
Well, the result was "the Cow Coun
ties" in California determined to throw
off the yoke and the amendment was
"Why Is this man working so hard?"
"To hide his property and pay NO
The same conditions exist le Ken
tui ky to day end the same opportunity
for change presents Itself and It Is
time for "the Cow Counties" In Ken
tutky to show their power and font
fair division of taxation.
By subjecting the millions of dollar
Of persoual property to the pay men'
of taxes, farms snd town lots wouIl
be relieved as In other states with
model n tas laws. In Peuusylvaui..
there Is no state Ux ou farm lands auu
w Huii iii ! in-.. MJi
towa tote because the revenue from
stocks, bonds and notes Is sufficient
for the purpose.
The dog tax In Kentucky produced
more revenue In 1912 ($127,6R1) than
all the taxes from bonds ($32,45),
cash In banks ($64,240), and stocks In
corporations ($14,000); total $110,6i6,
while farm lands and town lots and
Improvements paid $3,177,360.
"The Dog Tax" Counties In Ken
tucky are In the same fix as "the Cow
Counties" were In California and it la
blgh time to quit barking and com
mence biting. A vote for the tax
amendment at the November election
will make the other fellow do some
howling. If "the Dog Tax" counties
will only do their duty and vote for
the amendment and enable the legisla
ture to frame laws to make all clhs'es
of property pay their legitimate share
Extract From Report of 8tate Tax
"We recommend, that the proposed
Constitutional Amendment should be
adopted by the voters of the state.
"This Amendment has been care
fully drawn, Its provisions are clear
"It follows precedents which have
been tried and proved successful in
i other states.
"It authorizes practical changes,
which, In our judgment. If adopted,
will increase revenue, remove restric
tions now hiindlcapplng valuable en
terprises, and place Kentuiky upon a
fair plane with other states which
have shown marked progress and
prosperity, as a result of sane and
sound revenue laws.
"It provides that unyand all changes
made thereunder In our tax laws up to
1917 must be approved by the people
themselves after passage by the leg
islature ana meir approval may ne
1 made a condition after that time, so
that the whole matter rests In the
bands of the people.
"We consider the amendment nec
essary In order to enable the legisla
ture to take the Initiative in any ef
fective revision of the revenue laws
of the state, which have been con
demned by the then State Tax Corn
j missions and criticised annually by
the State Equalization Board.
W. O. DAVIS, Chairman,
ELWOOD HAMILTON, Sec'y.
W. B. MOODY.
W. A. FROST,
Ii. C. OWINOS,
Si.iTi li'MI llT
'10 toe wish to vote, man's load u
And an ardor that never grows cold
Add brickbat to m&sn some win
dew to smash
And behold thK Suffragette bold
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the p t from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may he
For my unconquerable soul.
In the full clutch of circumstance
I have, not winced or cried alouJ;
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bleeding but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath, and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how straight the gate.
How charged with punishment the
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
Backward, Turn Backward
Backward, turn backward
Time, in your flight;
Give us a girl whose dresses are ;
Give us a girl whose charms,
many or few
Are not expressed by too much '
Give us a girl, no matter what
Who won't use the streets as a
Give us a girl not too sharply in
Dressed up in skirts that the sun
can't shine through. Ex.
Of P. A. C Infirmary From
July 1, 1913 to October
Ralance on hand $073.56
County money 250.00
City money 125.02
Entertainments 101.44 j
Nurses' salaries $328.43
servants' wages 471.04
Launj ."" 43 08;
Watpr arwt Ua 2'i 91 !
Electric light 37.31
ft"- ......... . "
No. County and city
patients 9 -222 days
No. Pay patients 20-378 days
No. Charity 1 29 days
Total 30 629 days
Number recovered 7
Number improved 13
Number unimproved 2
Number died 1
Number born 1
Number remaining 6
Sunday October 19th was the
day set aside in all the churches
as Infirmary Day. It is the one
Sunday of the year when a spe
cial pica is made from the pul
pits to meet the needs of this
worthy and necessary institution.
No one unless familiar with the
work done there" has any idea of
its far reaching charity and the
constant care and work it means
to continue it. The expenses
for the year closing October 1st
were $4058. The revenue from
county and city appropriation and
pay patients reached $3347 and
difference the women have made
ud bv many means. It costs $2.15
a day to maintain a p.atienragiiX-vater, The
many persona uiiduie iu ay uiu
amount, come, pay what they can,
and the deficit is met by the
work of the board and associa
tion. They are very anxious
that there may be a thousand
members to the ass-Haticn at" a
dollar a member; till now the
most there have ever been is
284. Won't you when you read
this resolve at once to join the
rank and send your dollar to the
treasurer, Mrs. G. D. Simmons?
Some good friends make liberal
ainual subscriptions. Count the
infirmary in when considering
your donation for the coming
year, and visit there and see for
yourself what it means to this
community, and most of all,
what it would mean. adv
COL. GEOFiGE W. GGETHALS
man and chief engineer of
the Isthmian Ceual Commission,
Iho has made himself forever
famous as the builder of the
OLONEL. Uoelhats. chair- I
Mt. Sterling has in view a
up to date motion picture
The White Socks
game over the Giants
Louisville is to be treated with
Lsarnum & uailey s big circus on
A French Aviator starts from
France to fly to Cario Egypt, a
distance of 3348 miles.
Miss Mary Costello in trying to
cross a street in Cleveland, Ohio,
was run down an automobile
Refugees that come from the
lower California regions in Mexi
co say that the citizens of that
country desire annexation to
America. And this is also true
of noithern Mexico.
Jack McCune, of Cuzco, Ind.,
was indicted by the grand jury,
charged with the murder of his
wife, committed fifteen years ago.
,It was thought at the time that
her death was accidental.
Pope Miller died suddenly at
l.t s-te t r t
nis nome in Kicnmona, va. lie;
was 69 years old, and was cele-,
brated as an impersonator ofj
the southern negro, and was a 1
skilled musician on the banjo.
John Etler was shot twice last ;
week for refusing to give a drink j
of liquor in his saloon at Gov-1
ington, Ky., to an inebriate. One j
bullet went through the dress of j
a little girl on her way to school, j
In Wisconsin a bullet from I
the gun of a hunter aimed
at a deer, was deflected and
struck a young girl, and she was
saved by the fact that the bullet
struck a corset steel. The young
lady was Miss Gladys Schmidt.
The counties of Bourbon,
Clark and Scott are exceedingly
dry, and farmers are complaining
have not sufficient
lower than it
u uwisciuwu is
was ever known to De in its
Mrs. Sarah D. Reynolds- of
Bowling Cretii, has been adjudg
ed to be the owner of $6065.00
which has been lying in the City
Treasury of New York for several
years. She proved her right to
the same by a letter written to
her by her grandmother in 1873.
Sallie Dickerson held for mur
der of Elmer Hardy, near Dayton,
O., was dismissed by the court.
She had plead guilty and expect
ed to be sentenced. However
Judge Martin reduced the charge
to man slaughter and then gave
her her liberty by suspending the
The court of appeals affirmed
the judgement of Lizzie M. Johns
vs. the C. & O. Railroad, for
$25,000. This judgment was
recovered for the death of her
husband, who was killed by the
defendant road. This is said to
be the largest judgment ever
sustained by the court of ap
peals. Mrs. Frederick M. Steel of Chi
cago, received a threatening let
ter, .demanding .$25,000, and
stated that unless it was left at
Gen. Grant's monument in Lin
coln Park by Oct. 20th, that there
would be. sent to her yellow fever
germs. The letter was turned
over to the po$t office depart
ment. The trial in Augusta, Ga., of
Thos. E. Watson, charged with
sending obscene matter through
the mails, was ended abruptly
when Federal Judge Foster sus
tained the motion of the defense
to quash the indictment. The
ruling was made on the idea that
the entire articles charged to be
obscene were not printed in the
Mrs. Potter Palmer has been
I followed by "Hammer murderer"
'for ten days in Chicago. Her
trailer was Spencer who murder-
' ed the young schoolteacher Miss
Mildred Kexroat, and who con-.
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THE Boulgers were about to start on an
automobile ride, when a friend who
was to have gone telephoned that she
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fessed to fourteen murders. How
ever the number of murders that
. he has committed has been re
duced by investigation to two
j or three. The man is unbalanced, j
i About twenty fishermen at j
Reelfoot Lake met last week and j
j formed an association for the pur-!
pose of filing suit to recover dam- j
1 ages against the West Tennessee
i Land Co. It will be recalled that ;
j there has been a bitter contro-1
j yersy for years between the fisher-1
I men and this land company, over
j rights to fish, and that several
I years ago one man was hung am' j
I another assaulted by a band of j
! ruffians at the lake. !
Bessie Allen and Loyd Mose
ly, the latter a son of one of Les
lie county's most important citi
zens, were bound over to answer
the charge of grand larceny at
Hazard. Robt. S. Mays of
VV'hitpihiiriJ Kv .. ramp fo Hazard
on 17th and whie ascop
at the l)avis llott. where the Aj.
km girl was a chambermaid, was
robbed of $(500. Mays recovered
$400 of the money which was
surrendered by Mosely, who
claimed that it was given to him
by the girl.
L. & N. Time Table
31-Cincinnati to Atlanta, arrives and
departs (midnight), 12:10 a. m.
No. 71-Richmond to Stanford, departs
6:45 a. m.
No. 1 Louisville to Beat tyvi lie, arrives
12:1U p. m., departs 12:15 p. m.
No. 37 Cincinnati to Knoxville. arrives
11:42 a. m., departs 12:12 p. m.
No. 33 - Cincinnati to Jacksonville, arrives
and departs 1131 a. m.
No. 27- Richmond to Louisville via. Row
land, departs 1:00 p. m.
3 -Louisville to Beattyville. arrives
6:45 p. m., departs 7:35 p. m.
9 Cincinnati and Maysville to Stan
ford, arrives 7:31, departs 7:35 p. m.
Atlanta to Cincinnati, arrives and
departs 4:11 a. m.
I No. 10- Stanford to Cincinnati and Mays-
I ville. arrives b'0 a. m, departs
! 6:25 a. m.
Beattyville to Louisville, arrives
7:15 a. ni., departs 7:20 a. m.
Louisville to Richmond via. Row
land, arrives 12:05 p. m.
Knoxville to Cincinnati, arrives
135 p. m., departs 2:00 p. m.
No. 70 Stanford fo Richmond, arrives
230 p. m.
No. 4 - Beattyville to Louisville, arrives
135 p. m., departs 1:40 p. m.
No. 32 Jacksonville to Cincinnati, arrives
and departs 5.07.
No. 31. 37. 33, 27, 34. 28. 38, 32 are
Nus. 71. 1, 3 9. 10. 2, 70, 4. daily e