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Published Each Tuesday at Richmond. K
Grant E. Lilly, Owner
Entered a econdia matter January deed which he, for the purpose of refuse to believe that our farm-1 annual meeting of the Synod
SuAMaKh3 1R'7c9hmond-!cvadinShisJust debts. had made ers and business men are cor-0f Kentucky convened In the
. to some friend, which friend after-1 ruptly listing their property at Second Presbyterian Church in
Qri 8. An,. Sd,ior i wards betrayed him and kept the 1 70 per cent of its real value. But I Lebanon, Tuesday evening.
3tm-$.iiii. Social Sditor, the property. The court refuses even if this be true, a court of j The Rev. E. E. Smith, of
j to grant him any relief and applies good conscience should not allow ' Owensboro, the retiring Modera
subscript. rates the above well known rule of its judgments to rest on the dung tor, preached an eloquent sermon,
si" Mon?h'":::::::::"::"': equity and the litigant is promptly hill of alleged fraud and corruption and was followed by Rev. Robert
Ihree Month : 35
One Month 15
For Representative- John F. White.
For County Judge VV. R. Shackelford.
For County Attorney - R. H. Crooke.
For County Clerk- R. It. Terrill.
For Sheriff Van B. Benton.
For Jailer -Morgan Tavlor.
For Asm-mot- P. S. Whitlock.
Foi Superintendent of Schools- Mar'cy
For Coroner Sidney Winkler.
For Surveyor Joe S. Boggs.
For Mayor -Samuel Rice.
For Chiel of Police- David F. Power.
For Police Judge -J. D. Dvke.
For City Attorney - D. M. Chenault.
Boundary No. 1
S. A. Deatherage.
T. S. Todd.
Boundary No. 2
T. T. Covington.
Boundary No. 3
VV. T. Vaughn.
Telephone 659 for all Editorial
matters. Grant E. Lilly. Editor
Tell your friends about our paper.
One of the most lamentable
things that has occurred in the
history of Kentucky, are the deci
sions of the state courts as" well
as the federal courts, in which
they have held that the property
of corporations, railroads, batiks,
etc, may be listed at a valuation ;
for taxable purposes, at U par
cent of its value. When you take
into consideration that the consti
tution" otthe" atUiT- Kentucky
requires property oi an Kinas,
whether real estate, personal,
notes or bonds, to be uniform ally
taxed, that is, taxed at a certain
tax rate, the owners of real prop
erty, in order to have some show
of justification for not listing it
at its real value, claim that the
owners of personal property, notes
and bonds, especially the latter
class, secrete them and escape
taxation altogether on that class
of property. They claim that for
this reason, real estate should not
be taxed at exceeding 70 per cent
of its value.
Bank and railroad corporations,
etc., claim that as farm prop
erty pays only on a 70 per cent
valuation, that they should not be
required to pay taxfcs on but 70
per cent of their property.
We do not believe that the
owners of real estate as a rule
undervalue their property to the
extent named, nor do we believe
that the owners of bonds and
notes hide them to the extent
named. We also admit that
banks and corporations having
well ascertained capital stock of a
well ascertained value, all of which
is a matter ot record, could not it
they desired to do so, escape giv-:
ins in their property at its full
value unless relieved by the courts.
The whole procedure is a stu
pendous blunder. If the owners
of real estate do not fairly value ,
it, they should be made to do so.
If the owners of personal property,
notes and bonds secrete them,
they should be required to list 1
them. But all of this is by the
way, and is a mere inducement to
what we wish to say. i
Courts of justice are establish
ed by the constitution for the pur-1
pose of securing an enforcement 1
of law. 4nd dealing out justice to disregard the high moral prin
the rich and poor alike, and it is Cjpies Gf true manhood and en
hard to conceive how the court ! courages them to collect many
can so far forget itself as to ren- men together in the wholesale
der a judgment which is based on disregard of the constitution and
fraud, perjury and false swearing, j the laws of Kentucky. There is
A maxim of equity is that "He
who comes into court must come
with clean hands". In the case
of individuals and especially in
I the smaller class of cases, the
courts will go into conniption fits
anil throw a tvim If rr-h.incp
some poor litigant comes into
court and asks them to cancel a
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kicked OUt Ot Court, nut let the
united forces of the banks of this
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state, and the united forces of the
j railroads of this state come into
rnnrt ami wt w.int r4lirt
tvvuu aiiu MT VV V VVUIIl llllll
from taxation and want to list our T""? lu ' eu.a e.y a,
. ,, . , , j ter the dedication of the
dollars and our valuable bonds -..:. w u j n
u i new Christian church, made t
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casn vaiuc, anu assign as a reason
therefor that everybody else is ly
ing as to the value of their prop-
I erty and impliedly admitting that
they would lie too if their books
did not damn them, the court
will sit up and take notice and
I will read long records, will read
I ponderous briefs and listen to i
j oral argument after oral argument,
! and then, after long and mature
i consideration of the case, will
j come in with a thing they call an
I "opinion and judgment", and sus
j tain the contention of the said
i banks and railroad corporations,
; knowing full well that their judg
ments are unconscionable, based
on no law, contrary to the consti
tution, and have nothing to sus
tain them except the stereotyped
phrase "everybody is lying", and
, for that reason the plaintiff should
i be permitted to list its property
1 at 70 per cent.
A notable instance of this kind
has just occurred to the great
shame and humiliation of all peo-
pie who think well of themselves, This term of court has been
their fellow men and their state. ; considerably interrupted on the
For shame that such an opinion i account of the inability of the reg
should ever have been written! :ular Judge to be present. His
Federal Judge Cochran, alter i
the voluminous record
of the L & N Railroad and other
railroad companies under con
sideration for many long months,
finally delivered himself of an
opinion that in our judgment is ,
contemptible, degrading and )
highly detrimental to the state j
of Kentucky. Although he finds 1
it to be a fact that the L. & N. j
Kailroad has property which in
his judgment is reasonably worth
$74,000,000.00 in round figures,
he allows them to escape taxa
tion on all of it except about
$22,000,000.00 and he assigns for
his reasons therefor that the re-
gtrA Acrica& fKr.fr rirL.fri in
Jefferson county and in Wood-1
drA rAiinKi anil rwrK:ihK Sr cm
other counties is listed at from 70 i
to 80 percent of its real cash value.
Thus dots he make the basis of
his "equitable judgment" render- ' Our friend J. N. Saunders was
ed in a forum of "good con- elected as a Grand Junior War
science," perjury and false swear- den of the Grand Lodge of Ma
ing, if, indeed, property is so val- sons, which was in session in
ued in said places. Instead of j Louisville last week. Mr. Saun
rebuking the railroad companies ' ders was an old C. U. boy and is
for making the corrupt practices well known in this community
referred to the basis for their and we are deligted to see this
bill inequity, he has actually additional honor coma to him.
sustained their claim and has
written an opinion, fixing a
rate of taxation which can have
nothing for its basis except fraud
anj opt.n violation of law.
But Judge Cochran is not to be
so severely censured as a casual
reader may think, because he is
amply fortified by the opinion of
our own court of appeals as well
as the supreme courts of the
United States, which said courts
base their opinion on the same
false idea, that because some men,
or perhaps many men, violate the
law in fciving in their tax lists,
that others are entitled to do the
These things are a curse to the
state, lowers its manhood, en
courages young men in the viola
tion of law, encourages them to
nothing that can have a more
damnable influence against the
Integrity of the state, because it
reaches every tax payer and his
j family and blights his purity of
1 thought and his. nobility of ac-
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ve neiicve inai ine great body
of the people are honest and we
t r- r-r-" T I v kTllfrr
One of our young typos In set-
, about therotracted
. . I . j . . .
reaJ that there woujd
tical" meeting. This is not as
erroneous as it may seem, and in I
fact just the very thing that ,
should happen. Let's have a prac- j
tical meeting. Let's do the thing :
that will be of the greatest good j
to those who are in need of it. ;
Let's get out into the highways I
and hedges and gather up the
poor and make the service a real, j
living, vital thing, for the great ,
good of this community.
have an intelligent, cultivated
and a good people, but there is
always room for good works.
Richmond and Madison county
are not an exception to the rule.
The-real value of religious train
ing is the application of training
to practical uses. Therefore, in
the language of our young typo,
let's have a practical meeting,
and let it be protracted until
everyone in the city has been
Court Interrupted V
father. Smiire William Rpntnn. of
Waco, has been very sick, but we
are glad to note at this time that
he has shown some signs of im
provement i and it is earnly
hoped by his numerous friends,
that he will be speedily restored
to his health.
Wilmore To Have Newspaper
Messrs. Fitzhugh and May, of
; Wilmore, will shortly begin the
publication of a newspaper in
7lhat city. Both are successful
j business men, Mr. Fitzhugh a
j well known merchant and Mr.
1 May, cashier of the First Nation
S al Bank. Wilmore is a growing,
Progr ess,ve tow": and he
mate success of the venture will
Flooring Ceiling, Siding, Lat h. Man-
ton LiMiiher Co. Phone 425. 16-tf I
Fall and Winter
lc now on display.
K. V. Schmidt
" SECOND ST.
Rev. Dr. Shire Chosen Mod
erator of Synod of
The one hundred and twelfth
C flutist nt I .iifc.illo
At the close of
services, Rev. Mr.
the to ordcr' and asked for
1 i n..
nomination for Moderator. Rev,
T. M. Hawes of the Highland
Church, Louisville, nominated
Rev. B. M. Shive, of Paris, who
was elected by a rising vote.
The new Moderator was es
corted to the pulpit by Rev. T.
Rev. Cary F. Moore, of Cyn
thiana, was elected reading clerk,
Rev. S. O. Spencer, of Eliza
bethtown, is permanent clerk
of the Synod.
Rev. Dr. L H. Blanton, who
has been Stated Clerk of the Sy-
i noa iot iorty years, retired at tne
last meeting on account of feeble
' health. Rev. David M. Sweets,
I editor of the Christian Observer,
i was elected his successor.
! About 200 delegates attended
the meeting which included ma
ny of the most prominent minis
ters of the Southern Presbyter
ian Church in the State.
The Eighth District Internal
Revenue Collectorship has at
last been settled, and Judge
John W. Hughes, of Har
rodsburg wins the plum. Judge
Hughes is a strong supporter of
Congressman Owsley Stanley,
for the Senatorial nomination.
We regret that our fellow
townsmen Judge W. B. Smith,
Mr. Jno. R. Gibson and Hon J.
Tevis Cobb lost out. All three of
them are most excellent gentle
men and would have been an
ornament to the office.
We do not know Judge Hughes
personally, but he is highly com
mended by those who do know
him. We hope that the Judge will
open the doors and invite the
boys in, because it was by their
vote, work and influence that he
secured the office.
We congratulate Judge Hughes.
The Lexington Tribune Sus
The Lexington Tribune, the
afternoon daily, established last
July by Mr. Thomas N. Owsley,
has suspended publication. Mr.
Owsley states as his reasons for
so doing, the increasing demand
for mechanical equipment, which
he is unable to finance. The
Tribune is a wide awake well
edited paper, and Mr. Owsley is a
journalist of ability, and we re
gret to see the paper discontinue.
Here is wishing all things good
for his future endeavorc.
The Hackett Case Affirmed
The case of Hackett vs. Hack
ett's Executors in Madison Coun
ty was affirmed in the Court of
Appeals last week. This was a
suit to settle a partnership be
tween Orin Hackett and B. C.
Hackett. which existed many
years ago. The Madison Circuit
Court held that the case was bar
red by limitation, and the Court
of Appeals took the Same view.
Sander Make Address
J. N. Sanders of Stanford is
fast winning the reputation of be
ing the golden tongued orator of
the state for Masonic addresses.
He was the orator of the day at
Glasgow at the 100th celebration
of the Lodge there. Mr. Sanders
is an old C. U. boy and our per-
sorial friend, and we are delighted
to see him coming to the front
W guarantee quick delivery of every
Lthing you buy nd will appreciate your
F order. If you have not tried u give ui
call. 232 Wett Main ttreet. Richmond.
Ky. Covington. Thorpe & Co. 11 U
Better Mail Scimce
Four mails a day instead of
two via the Louisville and Nash
ville railroad, between Louisville,
Stanford, Lancaster and Rich
mond, have been provided by the
Postoftice Department on re
quest of Representative Harvey
Helm. Mid-day trains will have
mail clerk service, while evening
trains will carry pouches. Mr.
Helm has had a new rural route
established out of Paint Lick in
to Madison county. The present
star route service and Postoftice
at Kirksville and ; Silver Creek
will not be disturbed.
Our aim Is to please everybody and we
will be delighted If you will call on us when
in need of anything in our line. Coving
ton, Thorpe A Co. ll tf
All The New Things
Dry Goods, Silks,
Hosiery, Notions, Etc.
And everything in favor this season is being
shown at the
BUSY BEE CASH STORE
They are till new, clean and up-to-date. Prices LOW for cash down.
Our Ladies Suit Parlor is crowded with the very
newest things in Suits, Coats, Dresses, etc., for Ladies,
Misses and children. If you are looking for anything new
and pretty in Ladies Ready-To-Wear, don't fail to give
this department a look before you buy. We can save
We carry the "Queen Quality" Shoes for Ladies, the
Wm. Kneeland fine Shoes for Men, the American Lady
Corsets for Ladies, the celebrated Haws Hat for Men.
Thanking you for past patronage, and hoping to
see you in our Big Store to buy your fall goods, we are.
W. D. OLDHAM & CO.
L R. BLANTON
Coal, Feed, Salt, Sand,
And Al! Kinds of Plaster Material
HAULING OF ALL KINDS
I have opened a new Grocery on East Main
street, near Soper's Mill, and am now ready for
business. My stock is absolutely fresh and con
sists of everything carried in a first-class grocery.
I also handle
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fruits,
and pay the HIGHEST MARKET PRICE for
Editor Pickets Honored
Gov. McCreary has announced
a long list of delegates to the
Rivers and Harbors Congress to
meet at Washington, December
3-5, and, among the list is the
name of our brother editor, T. H.
Pickets. Other editors who are
honored are: Harry McCarty,
Nkholasville; Carl C. Robins,
Winchester; E. B. Senff, Mt Ster
ling, and Woodson May, Somer
set TAX NOTICE
Your county tax is now due.
Call and pay same before the
penalty is added.
D. A. McCORD,
151 E. Main St
East Main, near Collins