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One more week will end our Great Reduction Sale on
This sale has been an unusually successful one. We
have about sold our entire winter stocK and our caseS
are almost empty, and one more" weekT will find us ready to receive our immense SPRING STOCK of
CLOTHING which is now freing Tailored for us.
i BIG OTJT IILsT CLOTHING PRICES
Look at the following prices for NEW,CLEAN,STYLISH GOODS.
The Central Record
Issued Weekly. $1.00 a year.
J. E. ROBINSON. Editor.
R. L. ELKIN, Business Manager.
Entered at the Fost Office tn Lancaster, Ky.,
its Secoud Class Mall Matter.
Member Kentucky Pres3 Association
Eighth District Publishers League.
Lancaster, Ky., January 24, 1913.
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We are authorized to announce the
following candidates for Democratic
For State Senator.
CLIFTON RODES ANDERSON.
Of Boyle County.
JOHN M. FARRA.
J. R. MOUNT.
For County Judge.
CLAYTON A. ARNOLD.
JAMES A. BEAZLEY.
C. A. ROBINSON.
W. L. LAWSON.
W. S. CARRIER.
For County Attorney.
G. B. SWINEBROAD.
GREEN CLAY WALKER.
DAVE C. SANDERS.
E. B. RAY.
J. B. COLLIER.
W. L. HUFFMAN.
For School Superintendant.
MISS JENNIE HIGGINS.
JOHN N. WHITE.
WALTON E. MOSS.
CHARLES C. BECKER.
TAYLOR T. BURDETT.
We have no way of knowing wheth
er or not the insinuations against the
former management of the American
Fire Insurance Company are well found
ed. This Is a newly organized concern
with headquarters at Frankfort. Many
persons In this city and county have re
cently purchased liberally of this stock.
They will all feel much easier about
the future of the Company since the
control ,has passed now to the Beckham
O'Rear faction. Everyone now feels
assured that the former errors, if any,
will be corrected as far as possible.
We are wishing that our neighbors
may find profit in this and all like in
vestments that they have made. But
they should know that unless future
experience radically differs from past,
some may be prepared for disappoint
ment. Within our recollection many
thousands of dollars have been put into
all sorts of foreign schemes and invest
ments bylour capitalists. Not only do
thev Jreauentlv fail to have profit but
those who are in a position to know in
forra us that the original sum invested
- seldom ever finds its way back home.
Blacks, Blues and all
In view of this common experience, we
wonder why those who have money do
not find investment at home. In the
news columns of the Record almost
every week has been seen an account
of some sort of home enterprise seek
ing financial assistance. Many have
been made good investments hereto
fore, and others give promise. Each
new business that is a success here
makes us a better town and county and
helps all business interest. The agri
cultural interest of the county is build
ing up rapidly. Financial aid is con
stantly sought to make better improv
ments on the farms. If those who
have money for investment will only
let it be known, every dollar will be
sought with ample real estate security.
Your money will be much safer invest
ed or loaned at home. You will help
yourself, your neighbor, your town and
county and find it more profitable to in
vest in home enterprises.
William S., Kenyon the brilliant
I young senator from Iowa, is the author
and champion of the bill to prohibit the
shipment of liquor into dry states.
I Prohibition has been to a large extent
a myth wherever aaoptea, since tne
dry state is unable to protect itself
against the mail order liquor business
carried on in an adjoining wet state.
As it is now the liquor trade laughs
to scorn the laws of the states and
then criesout, "Prohibition is a failure"
If the Kenyon-Shephard bill passes
coneress the trade will learn whether
prohibition prohibits. Senator Root is
the chief opponent to the bill. He and
others along with the liquor dealers
claim it is in defiance of the constitu
tion. If that is true it is time the con
stitution was uemg cnuiigeu 11 uuuer
its'provisiotiS, it is possible for the
people of one state to nullify the legal
ly expressed will of the people in an
adjoining state. A cry should go up
from all good people for State Rights.
One state has no more right to invade
another state, than one individual has the
right to infringe upon the personal lib
erties of other men. The national gov
ernment should not fail in this matter
to keep faith with the state govern-
tnpnr in thnt it has nrnmised each state
the right toenactlaVs.soIongas it does J
not interfere with the national laws,
In our farmers column we have
made mention of Lester Bryan, the
champion corn grower of Kentucky,
and just before we go to press the sad
news of his tragic death by asphyxia
tion is announced from Washington.
He left Louisville at six o'clock Satur
day night and arrived in Washing
ton Sunday night about eight o'clock.
He had printed instructions from the
department of agriculture to go to the
Ebbitt House, but he told a policeman
he preiered a rooming house and was
directed to one, at which place he reg
istered Sunday night shortly after
eight o'clock: his body was found on
the floor of his room Monday after
noon about three o'clock.
There was every evidence he had
awakened in the midst of sufflcation
after having blown out the gas when
he retired instead of turning it out
If we moralize on this sad ending of a
life of promise, we would say it goes
to prove that a boy must be taught
not only to work and the ways of the
country, but he must also know some
thing of the city, just as the city boy
to be broad minded must know some
thing of the country. If Lester Bryan
had known more of the city lighting
appliance, he would have been alive to
day. What all boys need, is a broad
liberal education, moral, mental and
The perfect physical man has been
disclosed to the world in the person of
James Tharpe, a 34 year old student at
the Carlisle Indian School. Tharpe is
a full blooded Indian from Oklahoma.
This summer, at the Olympic games
held in Stockholm, Sweden, he received
trophys from the Czar of Russia and
the King of Swoden and was hailed as
the greatest athlete of all times. An ac
curate record of his physical proportions
have been made, which will be officially
recognized by trainers as the standard of
the development of the perfect man.
We wish such men as this would do more
with their endurance, strenght and
speed and agility than play football,
baseball, basketball, handball, hookey,
512Nsr!,s $8.75 $15kowSu1,s $11.75
staples as well as Fancy
swimming and skating, to say nothing
of a dozen minor sports. Why don t
some of them try plowing, hoeing,
digging, mauling, sawing and a dozen
other major sports.
Speculation is rife and many
predictions are made as to who are
going to knock the plums and fill the
offices for the Presidentelect. Cabinet
positions, Collectorships and Postofhces
are filled daily by the "knowing ones",
but the fellow who can restrain his
appetite and wait until re is asked to
sit down at the pie counter, seems to
have about as much showing as the
ravenously hungry pie eater. Woodrow
Wilson has civen it out to the "hungry
horde" that those that take up his time
and attention now must not expect him
to wait on them at the pie counter later
on. Woodrow is a man of his own head
and we believe if lightning is going to
strike you he will let you know in time
to run up your lightning rod. So be
A Harvard professor who caged a
fishing worm and associated with it
several weeks, gives out the valuable
information "the common angle worm
can think". Now if this savant con
tinues his intimacy with the animal we
thought was not only brainless but
headless and learns its language and
gives out a few interviews it will break
up the fishing business. The fishing
worm is the one thing we always
thought we could take fishing with us
that could neither think, see, smell or
taste. We would just like to ask the
learned gentleman one question; was
mat nsning worm a rtocKcasue nsmiig
There was unusual interest displayed
when the National Board of the Young
Womans Christian Associaion convened
for its first days session and Miss Jessie
Woodrow Wilson, a daughter ot tne
President-elect presided at the after
noon session. It seems the new
Presidents daughters enjoys "the things
in life that are worth while and that
they will set the example not for fashion
and folly but for philanthrophy, music
and art, in which each one is said to be
Much interest was shown in the
Prohibition cause by a crowded house
Sunday night to hear Dr. Tracy. Lan
caster joins hands with Dr. Tracy in
hoping that some day we can point to
our distilleries as the grave yards of
the liquor cause. We believe the day
is not for distant when the "egg nog
will be nogless and the rye gone awry
and the mint bed made a pasture and
the corkscrew hangeth high" to say
nothing of the punch bowl holding
In London, at public auction, one of
Robert Burns, razors sold for $100.00.
The highest bidder must have been a
bachelor for no married man would pay
that mucn for a seam ripper, pencil
sharpner or corn parer.
It's the Bull Moose does the crowing.
Wears the crown and struts and brags
Wants to boss the whole creation,
But the Rooster hatches the "aigs".
Representative Harvey Helm has
again enlightened and enlivened debate
in Congress on the Army Bill in a
criticism of the efficiency of the army.
With breakfast bacon 30 cents a
pound, the cow no longer has the
monopoly on jumping over the moon.
The Record will exchange horns for
hammers, if you cant boost dont knock.
Old Maid's and Old Bachlars if you
want to get married come to the Old
Maid's Club Tuesday night at Court
Old And Respected Citizen Dead.
Mr. William Reid and old and highly
respcted citizen of the county who
resided with his son Mr. John Reid in
the Cartersville section, died last week
and his remains were taken to Hustons
ville for interment Mr. Reid was held
in the highest esteem in the community
in which he dwelt He was a relative
of Messrs J. G. and George Weather
ford, W. S. Drye and W. O. Speed of
Goods go in this Sale. Let us
Big Contract In Florida.
Mr. John W. Walker, who is employ
ed by a big pipe contracting firm of
Akron O., for which Frank Lusk of
Hustonsville is manager, will leave
shortly for a point about forty miles
south of Tampa Fla., where his firm
has a large contract which will keep
him engaged in that locality for almost
Tomlinson's Picture In Group.
Sunday's Courier Journal contained a
group picture of Kentucky's Electoral
College, and at the extreme lower left
hand corner is the picture of our
townsmen. Hon. R. H. Tomlinson. We
will venture to say the likeness of no
truer democrat or one who has done
more for the good of his party appear-
ed than that of Mr. Tomlinson.
The Danville Messenger gives
pression to the following:-
"Mr. R. L. Elkin, who recently be
came business manager of the Lancas
ter Record, has accepted the agency
for an automobile. Air. tlkin is a
great hustler, but if he can run a news
paper and find time for anything else,
save saying his prayers, he will do
more than any other poor fellow has
Our good friend "Bangs" Landram
does not know that we can sell a Ford
machine as quick as he can say his
prayers, which being true, won't seri
ously interfere with our newspaper
About ten members of the Eighth
District Publishers League responded
to the call of the popular secretary Mr.
Hutton to meet at the Phoenix Hotel
in Lexington on the 17th, to transact
any business that might come before
it, the most important however was
the letting of the contract for supplies.
Five paper houses had representatives
there all anxious to knock th3 coveted
plum. After all bids had been sub
mitted and carefully gone over by the
committee appointed to award the con
tract, it was soon seen that the Louis
ville Paper Co. was the lowest bidder
and was awarded to them for one year
instead of six months as was first
thought. Those 'houses represented
were, The Whitaker raper uo, Uhat-
field and Woods, Deim and Wing Paper
Co, Butler of Chicago, and The Louis
ville Paper Co.
A Boquet To Our Correspondents
Hint To Our Subscribers.
We would like for the subscribers of
The Central Record to look at our cor
respondents letters and then ask your
self the question if you ever saw a bet
ter corps of news gatherers. They are
faithful and painstaking, sparing no
time or trouble in helping to make the
Record what it desires to be-a good
county paper, telling first what is of
interest and what happens in "these
parts". Newspaper managers are
guided in a large measure by what
their readers need and want. Some
papersln New York, for instance, cat
er to the "idle rich", some to the mid
dle class and others to the very poorest
Then there are newspapers that are
strictly political, while others are pro
hibition or religious papers. Now we
are going to cater first, to Garrard
County, all that is of interest to you in
the religious, social and political world
together each week from all over our
county, then the adjoining counties
and then the state and national news
that is of vital interest
Our motto will be, to print all sides
fairly in every matter and let the peo
ple be the judge. It takes capital
though to run a newspaper. It requires
a trained force to get them out.andwhat
youmay read in a short while has been a
relentless grind in the newspaper office
for a week. We can not pay the type
setters, the devil and the pen pushers
and they in turn can not pay the butch
er and the baker in thanks, so we hope
a hint to the wise is sufficient Look
over your paper and if you think you
are getting value received in news, pay
us your subscription if you haven't al
ready done so, on the other hand if the
paper is not worth the money to you.
notify us and we will discontinue it
fit you up in this last week
Will Be Of Much Benefit.
It will be a source of gratification to
the many friends of Horace L. Walker,
who is attending law school in Louis
ville, to know that he has secured a
position in the office of Judge Alex.. P.
Humphrey, one of the leading attorneys
of Louisville, where he will be enabled
to pursue his studies through the day
to great advantage, and attend the law
school at night. Horace graduates in
June of this year.
We Had Rather Be Shown.
A Lincoln Ci unty man tells of a
lot of stock being marooned on an
island during the recent high water,
among which was a cow and young
calf, the stock including the cow finally
plunged into the water and swam
ashore, the calf sprang upon its moth
ers back and was taken safely to dry
land. This story was "vouched for by
reputable citizens who witnessed it",
but we are inclined to take it with a
grain of salt.
State Pension Commissioner
Stone is busy sending out
certificates to the Confederate
and widows to whom pensions have been
granted. The certificates must be
retained by the recipients, but the
vouchers after being properly executed
before a notary or some officer
authorized to administer oaths, must be
returned to the Commissioner who will
turn same over to the Auditor who will
issue warrants on same payable by the
Treasurer on February 5th.
Attracting Much Attention.
The work on the water tower is
attracting much attention, and the men
at work 150 feet in the air, walking
around on the narrow iron work with as
much nonchalance as if on the ground,
are the subjects of much wonder and
comment There is a consolation to
them though in the fact that they are
not compelled to listen to the usual
amount of advice which is forthcoming
from idle onlookers, as those who areob
serving the work confine themselves to
terra firma, and their suggestions do not
reach the ears of the aerial workmen.
A Curiosity In This Country.
The B. M. of the Record, Mr. R. L.
Elkin, has been bringing to the office
during the last week great quantities
of pecans, which he gave unstingly to
Vo An !) rQRt fo CtiwnvTaa1 rW
his generosity, we asked him where he
was securing the nuts, and to our great
surprise he informed us that they grew
at bis home. He claims to have at
his house a pecan tree which is seven
ty five years old, and which it has been
handed down to him by tradition, was
planted by his great grand-mother
seventy five years ago, raised from a
sprout produced by planting a pecan in
a small box. The tree is now 75 feet
high and measures 2$ feet in diameter,
and even at this late season of the year
has several bushels of nuts on it, even
after at least three bushels have al
ready been gathered. The nuts are of
excellent quality and flavor. Mr. El
kin would be glad to furnish seed to
anyone who would like to experiment
in pecan growing.
Tariff On Hemp To Be Maintained If Efforts
Of Rep. Cantrill Are Successful.
At the request of Kentucky hemp
growers. Representative Campbell Can
trill will this week appear before the
Ways and Means Committee in an effort
to have the tariff of $22.50 per ton on
hemp maintained. Kentucky now
produces one half of the hemp used, the
remainder coming from Russia and Italy
and it is claimed that the present tariff
ratio is but fair. Eastern manufacturers
will ask for a reduction, Mr. Cantrill
on behalf of the growers will ask no
raise in the present duty, but only that
the present tariff be maintained.
Kentucky formerly produced 75,000
tons of hemp, but this has been reduced
to 5,000 tons, the reduction being due
to the fact that cheap fibre from Manilla
has taken the place of the better article.
There is nothing objectionable from a
democratic standpoint in the growers
asking such a duty as would permit
equal competition, were they to ask a
duty that would prohibit competition, it
would smack of protection.
cut price sale.
Well Known In Danville.
Mr. Logan Smith one of Lancaster's
most popular young men, well known in
Danville's younger set, died in that
city yesterday after a rather brief ill
ness. He was a brother of Mr George
Smith, local editor of the Record, and '
James W. Smith, a leading clothinj.
man. This young man was greatly re
spected by everyone who knew him,
and all deeply regret his death. Dan
Mr. John Simpson of Marksbury,
Garrard county, was here yesterday
and told a reporter for The Messenger
that the new automobile line from Lan
caster to Lexington was proving a pop
ular and paying investment. The car
carries thirty passengers and is filled
almost every day. He says the mail
carrier between Lancaster and Nich
olasviile will buy a large car, and lively
times between the rival lines are look
Prominent Garrard Citizen.
Mr. Curt A. Robinson of Garrard
county, was in town this week, the
guest of his brother, Mr. Geo. B. Rob
inson. He is one of the best-known citi
zens of our neighboring county, having
been long identified with farming inter
ests, as well a3 taking time to put
in some good and telling licks for the
Democratic party. He is a son of that
grand old Kentucky gentlemen, the
late Col. Benjamine F. Robinson. Dan
And He Is A Temperate Man.
The season is a little early for snakes
that is the real live article, but the un
usually warm weather for this season
of the year may have driven them out
of their hibernating stage, anyway Mr.
Samuel Anderson, the hustling live
stock buyer who resides a few milos
out on the Fall Lick pike, and who bv
the way is a temperate man and an
honorable gentleman, tells a Record
man that he killed at his home last
week a snake of the "cow sucker"
variety which measured over six feet
A Splendid Concern'
Every farmer who markets his
tobacco at the Danville Warehouse
speaks in the highest term of the
treatment received at the hands of the
management of that concern. Mr. H.
C. Bright, the genial president of that
! warehouse exerts himself in behalf of
uarrara county farmers, and in
conseqnence the very best prices the
market affords is obtained by them.
Mr. Bright takes a very rosy view of
the future outlook of ths market during
the remainder of the season, and freely
predicts that tobacco if brought to his
house dry and in good condition will
bring as good, if not better prices than
have prevailed earlier in the season.
Sunday Crap Game Near Bryantsrille Re
sults In Serious Shooting.
At a settlement known as "Grimes
town" below Bryantsville on last Sun
day a lively crap game was in progress.
The game was being participated in
by several negroes and a number of
whites, among the latter being Oscar
and William Graham, or Grimes, the
former of Lancaster and the latter re
siding in the vicinity of Bryantsville.
The Grahams are cousins and became
involved in a quarrel over some phase
of the game, when Oscar seized a shot
gun and emptied the contents into
William's face, inflicting a very pain
ful and probably dangerous wound.
Oscar Graham was arrested charged
with the shooting on a warrant from
Judge Ford's court, but was released
on bond to await the result of the
wounds inflicted on William Graham.
Warrants were also issued for the
other participants in the crap game,
numbering about a half dozen.
Within the last year a determined
effort has been made by the officers to
put a stop to this Sunday carousing in
this locality, and it was thought to be
in a measure under control. A heavy
fine probably awaits all the participants
in the last Sunday's gambling as well
as the resulting difficulty, which will
inspire in them a more
j wholesome respect for
the law than
they have heretofore entertained.
No Decision In Senatorial Muddle.
When the District Committee of this
district met in Stanford upon thecal) of
Chairman Penny the meeting was
adjourned to last Friday at two o'clock.
Mr. J. I. Hamilton Garrard County'3
candidate was on hand at the appointed
rime readyjfor a hearing before the
committee under the contract between
him and Mr. C. R. Anderson, but only
a representative from Garrard and
Chairman Penny were present with no
quorum of the Committee. Chairman
Penny called the agreement off and the
canidates will now be required to go
before the people with their claims at
the August primary.
Pleasant Call To Old Friend.
We paid "Bangs" Landram a call
while in Danville last Monday. Bangs
was so cordial, so hearty in his congrat
ulations, and gave us such a welcome,
we felt like hanging up our socks and
staying until after Xmas. Louis Lam
dram has filled the editorial chair for
more than a quarter of a century and
all of these years he has moved with
the times, and with a heart and mind
alwajs open to new impressions along
the line of progress and for tha good
of the town in which he lived. You
could rake through Kentucky with a
fire tooth comb and you could find no
more efficient, unselfish, humble editor
than the one occupying the editorial
chair of that good and newsy paper,
The Danville Messenger.
"Omnibus Bill" Carrying $5,000 Appro
priation In Favor Of Lewis lan
dram Passes Senate.
The "Omnibus Bill", that big bill
that carries a varied lot of appropria
tions, including southern war claims
etc., has passed the Senate and now
goes to conference. However, the bill
was shorn of all save two claims, one
of which was for 5,000, due the late
Gen. W. J. Landram for salary as In
ternal Collector of this district, and
which is in favor of Lewis Landram of
the Messenger. However, for "ways
that are dark and tricks that are vain",
the U. S. Senate is well up with the
Heathen Chinee, and the bill may yet
be shorn of this appropriation. We
sincerely hope that it may go through
this time and that Lewis may get hi3
money, and if the efforts of Senator W.
O. Bradley can prove of any avail, it
will go through, as he is doing his ut
most to have it passed. Sen. Bradley
is in no wise discouraged about the oth
er claims which were attached to the
bill and has expressed his intention of
fighting in conf rence to have them
embraced in the bill. Many central
Kentucky people have claims before
the Senate which have been embraced
in this bill time and again, qply to be
cut off of it, and each time Senator
Bradley has exerted every effort to
have them allowed, and we hope this
time he may be successful.
Custom House In Lancaster Approaching
Nearer A Certainty Than Ever
Fast upon the heels of the pleasing
intelligence thatU. S. District Attorney
Edwin P. Morrow has placed his official
endorsement upon the title papers for
the lot for the propostd site for the
federal building in Lancaster, cornea
the news from Washington that the
Senate Public Building Committee had
decided to report favorably an appropri
ation lor $o5,UUO for the erection of a
building upon that site. Mr. Morrow's
"O. K" does not settle the matter cf
the site, for there is such a possibility,
though it it is not probable, that the
government may not accept his opinion
as final. The favorable reporting of
the appropriation does not by any means
settle the matter of the appropriation;
the item will simply be added as an
amendment to the House bill when it
reaches the Senate and the entire matter
will then have to be threshed out in
conference, and this means it's" fate yet
remains it the balance. However, the
appropriation will have two strong
advocates to aid its totteringfootsteps,
Hon. Harvey Helm in the House and
Senator W. O. Bradley in the Senate,
and as we have great confidence in both
of these gentlemen, and feel that they
will spare no efforts in its behalf, we
feel very much elated over the present
status of the affair.
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