Newspaper Page Text
;-r - -.-(-
. h. -.-;
' s , K
pi i in imnmii-mMn iiMt0mUit0KmmmmiimmMt4,tlt, I ii'hH i i 4mmimmiHm. i vi'tmmmnttUilr.uttaHu ijjiiiAti'
i'i njiniiu iiill)in '" i'i n )(ii.i
ffffiagSj;: K.n;K::Tg i&v&&&l&$&$fr&&$&Q4
One more week will end our Great Reduction Sale on
Clothing and Overcoats
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 week will find us ready to receive ourimmense SPRING STOCK of
CLOTHING which is now being Tailored for us.
33IC3- OTJT IUsT OLOTIEECIIN'G- ZPIREOIEDS Look at the foUowin2 PrIces for new,clean,stylish goods.
The Central Record
Issued Weekly. $1.00 a year.
J. E. ROBINSON. Editor.
R. L ELKIN, Business Manacer.
Entered at the Tost Office In Lancaster, Ky.,
as Second-Class Mail Matter.
Member Kentucky Press Association
Eighth District Publishers League.
Lancaster, Ky., January 31, 1913.
Rates For Political Announcements
For Precinct and Citv Offices . . .$ 5.00
"or County Offices 10.00
For State and District Offices.... 15.00
For Calls, per line
For Cards, per line
For all publications in the inter
est of individuals or expres
sion of individual views, per
Obituaries, per line
We are authorized to announce the
following candidates for Democratic
For Stale 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 Superintendent.
MISS JENNIE HIGGINS.
JOHN N. WHITE.
WALTON E. MOSS.
CHARLES C BECKER.
TAYLOR T. BURDETT.
' Lack of cooperation upon the part
of the people of Lancaster and Gar
rard county has seriously hampered
the growth of the town and the wel
fare of the county in the years gone
by, and more from this cause than
from any other, we remain a town of
fifteen hundred souls, when had we
displayed the proper amount of push
and energy, we would have had a
thriving busy town of five thousand
To us a slang expression, there is
too much of a tendency to "Let George
do it", rather than put your own hands
to the plow, There is no earthly rea
son why Garrard county capital should
not underwrite any business enterprise
which might be undertaken, but in
stead of such being the case, if an im
provement is contemplated or 'an in
dustry Is desired to be established, we
needs must seek not only the assistance
of someone from a distance to organ
ize the enterprise, but we must enlist
the assistance of foreign capital in
order to carry out the plans and to es
tablish an enterprise which would
$10.00 Suits (T nr
Blacks, Blues and
prove of inestimable value from a
monetary value to our home citizens,
and would add materially to both the
wealth and prestige of the county, and
which could just as well have been or
ganized by home men and financed -by
In the last quarter of a century there
has been a sufficient amount of Gar
rard county capital invested, and lost,
in "town lots" in alleged boom towns,
Building & Loan Stock in foreign com
panies and other like wild cat ventures,
which had it been judiciously invested
at home, to make Lancaster one of the
leading business centers, and manu
facturing towns in this part of the
state, as well as provide a home mar
ket for every product of Garrard coun
Lack of cooperation is the principal
reason that may be assigned for this
state of affairs. If we seek to start
an enterprise of some description in
the town or county, and the proposed
(scheme appear laudable upon its face.
I' and you go out and approach the peo
ple in regard to it, those to whom it
appeals generally say: "Well I will
; take some stock in it if vou can get it
' up", and right there is where the rub
comes in; who is going "to get it up"?
Surely if vou are sufficiently interested
in it to take stock, that interest should
reach far enough to allow you to as
sist in its promotion. Everybodys
business is nobodys business, and be
cause of the fact that no one is suffi
ciently interested to assist in "getting
it'up", the scheme must be abandoned
until such time ss some stranger shall
come-along and for so much bonus,
very easily succeed in establishing an
enterprise which might just as well
have been promoted by home people
and for home people.
The time has arrived when would the
people of this county keep abreast of
the spirit of the times, they must get
out of this habit of depending upon a
few of their citizens to do all the pro
moting that is to be done for the good
of the county. They must develop a
spirit of cooperation, must put Gar
rard county money behind Garrard
county enterprises, ana put their own
individual push and energy behind their
When you awake to a realiza-,
tion of this fact, then you will see the
best county in the state of Kentucky
assume the proportions in the eyes of
the world that she should hav assumed
a quarter of a century ago. There is a
lurking feeling in the breast of the
farmer that any scheme put forward
by the "town men" is simply a scheme
to "do him"; now candidly, would a
citizen of your native town do you any
quicker than the oily tongued stranger
who sold you that patent churn or that
worthless piece of farm machinery,
and by the time you had ascertained its
worthlessness, was hundreds of miles
away, enjoying your hard earned coin?
Could your fellow townsman afford to
do this? If he did do such a thing, you
could at least have the satisfaction of
being able to tell him of it, and to
warn your neighbors against him,
which he most assuredly could not af
ford and would not desire.
Lay aside these old fogy ideas, come
out of your shell, cultivate a spirit of
mendiiness and cooperation with your
home town and town people, come in
and investigate what they are trying
to do, see with your own eyes what
schemes they are fostering, see if their
plans are feasable.then if it looks good,
aid with your counsel, your labor and
When this is done, we will see a
tnrutier ana a more progressive com
munity and a happier and more con
Fitness and qualification of appli
cants for office is the first considera
tion, was the sentiment expressed by
President-elect ' Woodrow . Wilson,
while acting as Governor of New
Jersey he recently reappointed over a
loyal democrat, a republican who had
performed satisfactorily the required
public duties. Political leaders do not
generally take so generous a position
in dealing with their opponents and we
feel sure that the President elect will
find suitable democrats for most all ap
pointments after March 4th. But as
between democrats the efficiency in
public service and the 'merit system'
suggested .will be generally approved.
The selection of those who will serve
$12.50 Suits &fk "jr $15.00 Suits (4 4 ir
NOW 4IO.3 NOW 4)1 1. 1 J
all staples as well as Fancy Goods go in this Sale. Let us fit you up in this last week
as officials of the county for the next
four years will soon be upon us. Ac
tivity upon the part of the candidates
is already noticable. Your aid will be
urgently sought. Before you are com
mitted too far it is well for the voters
to consider the merits of the applicant.
If he has held office previously, with
what efficiency did he perform the
duties required or expected?
It is very probable'that there will be
issues raised between candidates for
nomination. Ths determination of the
issues may be of more importance to
you and your county than the personal
fortune of the individual you are now
inclined to support. Is it unwise to
give the candidates an opportunity to
detail to the public what benefits he
can promise through his office, if elect
ed? However well you may believe the
public affairs of your county may be
now conducted, there is, perhaps, room
for improvement. The candidate who
can convince the public that he com
prehends fully the requirments of the
office he wants and that he can serve
the public better than his opponent
ought to have more consideration at
me pons irom tne electors than mere
personal regard or friendship. Voting
for candidates as a mere- personal fa
vor has long been a mistake. The el
ection of a person to office is an em
ployment to do a certain work for the
public. Personal employments are not
usually based upon favors or friend
ships ulor.e. Employment or election
of public servants should not be.
When a taxpayer in this country
sees that a contract ha3 been let for a
public improvement the first thing he
says or thinks is; "More graft". So
inbred has become this idea of "Com
mercialism in Politics," Commercialism
in Town Authorities" that every one
in office may know, be he honest or
dishonest his public acts are being
watched by two "R's" Reporters and
In one way this is right in another it
is wrong. In the first place the voter
should feel that all officials both major
and minor are men who would never
allow the taint of dishonesty to enter
any work in which they are interested.
The business propositions of any town
should be placed in the hands of men
of sound judgment, good morals and
integrity; men we know can and will
carry a work to a successful fruition,
men who need no watching and where
no safe guards have to be used to pre
vent dishonesty. The tax payer has
the right to know the cost and expendi
tures on all public property, to know
the facts in every case. If not, why
not? Our slogan has always been to
"Boost" and we hope it will always
continue thus but we will not refrain
from expressing our disapproval of in
competent service or graft.
Uniting several school sub-districts
into one by our Board of Education in
the various parts of the county ap
pears to be a wise move. When these
several small districts are consolidated
the Board of Education provides a
modern school building that will ac
commodate all that mav attend and the
building is located in the most acces-
sible portion of the new district. The
larger district after the consolidation
enables the Board to furnish the nec
essary teachers who may so classify
the pupils as to conduct a modern
graded school in the county districts.
There are no more grades of studies
in one of these consolidated school than
in an average district school, and with
three or four well qualified teachers to
conduct the school after being divided
into grades is the apparent advantage.
While enlarging the districts may in
convenience some who reside in the re
mote parts, the improvement in the
school benefits will justify those per
sons to suffer such and provide means
to have their childien in attendance.
Editor John S. Lawrence of the Cadiz
Record, arrived in Wrshington last
Saturday bearing the electoral vote of
the State of Kentucky and delivered
the same to Senator Gallinger, president
protempore of the Senate. Mr.
Lawrence was acting in the capacity of
special messenger and was accompanied
to the senate rhamber by Senator-elect
Under the law, three copies , of. the
electoral vote is made, one of these is
sent by registered mail, this was
received two weeks ago by the president
of the Senate, one is forwarded by
special messenger and the third is filed
with the federal judge of the district in
which the electoral college met, and in
the event of the failure of the registered
letter and the messenger to arrive, the
federal judge is called upon for his copy
of the vote.
The time was never more propitious
for the organization of a Loose Leaf
Tobacco" Warehouse Co. in Lancaster.
Men upon all sides are favorable to the
scheme. Every day we hear merchants,
bankers, farmers and every class of
citizens express themselves as favorably
inclined toward such an undertaking and
willing to help the matter along financial
ly. Money can accomplish much, but not
everything, and money will not of itself
bring this scheme to a successful finish,
it takes push, energy and cooperation,
and when these necessary qualifications
are linked with the necessary capital,
then will we see a market established
The death of Mr. Edward Mudd,
warden of the Frankfort penitentiary
is regretted throughout the state.
Duing his tenure of office, he established
a record of being one of the best
criminologists i n the country and
instituted reforms at Frankfort for
which the state is greatly in his debt.
Pueblo Indians of the fifteenth
century are said to have danced the
"grizzly bear." We will be doing a
great deal for the future generation if
we leave- the full history of the
origination of "turkey trot," the
"bunny hug," and "jelly wabble."
The Balkan Allies are wondering how
Woodrow Wilson stopped the "Turkey
Trot", with a frown of disapproval.
This is one time a frown is mightier
than the sword.
A man may become too blase to buy
tickets to a theater, '.to an aviation meet,
to a prize fight, but where is the man
who doesn't get excited over a dog
An Unique Enterprise.
Garrard county can boast of an un
ique manufacturing enterprise. The
"factory" consists of Mr. Sam J.
Hurt and his pocketknite, and this
same unpretentious factory is noted all
over the United States. Mr. Hurt
manufactures by hand a splendid cob
pipe, for which he has established a
wide reputation. His pipes have been
smoked from Maine to California and
r ., t , ...... .
irom tne iatces to tne uuu. and not a
few of them are to found in the halls of
Congress. Every pipe is whittled out
by hand from a selected cob, then fitted
with a cane stem a foot in length,
when it is ready for service. These
pipes are very much desired by critical
smokers, as they absorb the nicotine,
and to have a new pipe you only need
to insert a new stem. The pipe with
proper care will last for years, and
smoker say "the older the better".
They retail from ten cents to "five dol
lars each, and so great is the demand
that Mr. Hurt is always from 10 to 50
dozen behind with his orders.
The Following Is Self Explnatory And Is
Being Sent To All Its Agents And
To Officers, Agents And Employes.
Because of many inquiries from
employes and others, it is deemed
proper to state the attitude and policy
of The Adams Express Company toward
the Parcel Post inaugurated on the 1st
The Company appreciates that the
Parcel post has been established in
response to?a widespread and persistent
demand, and anticipates it has come to
stay. The Company's policy will be to
devote Its energies to rendering a
service even more efficient and
satisfactory than in the past, and all
officers and employes are directed to
exert every effort to that end. The
Company does not wish any of its
employes to adopt a policy of faultfindirg
toward the Parcel Post, but expects
them by their efficiency to demonstrate
to its patrons the necessity for the'
Express Company's distinctive service'
W. M. Barrett, President
Book Lovers Contest
The usual greeting in Lancaster is,
"did vou get the book today", as every
one seems to be working on the Courier
Journal and Times book lovers contest, i
Here is hoping some one in our tewe
will land a thousand dollars.
So Near Yet So Far.
The editor of The Messenger is deep
ly grateful for congratulations he has
received by reason of the report from
Washington that he will receive a snug
sam from the Government. The pay
ment has several more gauntlets to run,
and, as there's many a slip twixt the cup
and the lip, we are not justyetnegotia
ting the purchase of a new cob pipe and
extra "twist" of tooacco. Danville
May Have Grown At Home.
Young lady did you ever stop to study
as to where that beautiful fur set you
are wearing came from? Well it might
have grown right here at home. There
are a great many minks, cats, coons
and 'possums in this county, and the
numDer oi sKunK exceed all other var
mints. The latters fur is very valuable
and is made up into costly articles. AH
kinds of fur ha3 been exceedingly high
this season and trappin g has been very
profitable. Nearly every other farmer
boy you meet has a line of traps, a cat
bring3 from $2. to $3., a mink $5. and
more according to quality, and many of
the boys have realized goodly sums
from their traps.
Well Remembered Here.
Mrs. Raymond McCarty who wa3
cruelly murdered by her drunken hus
band in Cincinnati last week will be re
membered here as the talented little
Miss Jennie Carr of Somerset. Sever
al years ago during the progress of the
"Bluegrass School Tournaments", Miss
Carr as a representaive of the Somer
set schools, won elocution prizes at
Lebanon and Stanford and proved to be
a youthful prodigy, and because of her
polite manner and splendid talent was
quite popular. She spoke here on one
occasion. She married Raymond Mc
Carty, the soft of, at that time, one of
the leading merchants of Somerset,
but drink got the better of him, and he
went from bad to worse, and the cul
mination of their wedded life was her
death at his hands. She left two little
children, boys, aged three and five
The wills of threelately deceased Gar
rard county Reaple were admitted to
Pba,te in the county court Monday.
I Bv 1119 will rintnrl Tan 11 1QI1 1LT
. " " - ""- " "" ""
iy. o. waiKer aevisea mat his wife
should share in his estate under the
laws of descent and distribution of the
state of Kentucky; the residue of his
estate was to bo divided among his
children, share and share alike, with
the exception of his son, Towles, who
because of a physical disability was to
have an additional $1000. His wife
Mrs. Fannie Walker was named as his
executrix without bond, and in the
event his personalty was not sufficient
to pay his debts and the above men
tioned bequest, she was authorized to
dispose of his real estate for that pur
The will of Mr. John P. Long left to
his wife, Mrs. Fannie Long all bis es
tate both real and personal during her
life time, to do with as she might see
proper, at her death the remainder to
be divided among, all his children, share
and share alike. In the event that any
one of his children should become dis
satisfied with the terms of his will, or
should attempt to set it aside, that
child should not participate under the
wilL The will was dated October 7,
1911, and his son Robert Long was nam,
ed as executor without bond.
Under the will of Mr. W. E. Amon
dated Feb. 24, 1911 his wife, Katharine
Amo is to receive one half of bis es
tate. The residue, after the erection of
a monument upon his lot in the Stanford
cemetery to cost $500., and the pay
ment of an additional $500. to his
daughter Mrs. Lucy Moberly, was to
be divided between his son Dr. J. A.
Amon. his daughter Mrs. Lucy A. Mob
erly, his grand son, John Miley Amon
and his grand daughter Mary Amon
Holtzclaw. Mrs. Katherine Amon, his
wife,"nd Ms son Dr. J. A. Amon were
named as joint executors without-bond.'
$20.00 Suits & t i qr
cut price sale.
Tail Approves Plan For Memorial To Maj.
Washington. Jan. 25 Designs for the
memorial to Major Archibald W. Butt,
personal aide to President Taft, and
Francis Millet, the artist, two Washing.
tonians lost with the Titanic, was ap
proved to-day by the President. The
memorial, a fountain with a shaft rising
from its center, will be on oublic
grounds near the White House. On one
side of the shaft will be a figure in bas-
relief, representing art. and on the od-
posite side, a figure representing an
armed knight, Daniel French, a New
York architect, designed the memorial.
Democrats Not As Ravenous As They
Col. W. P. Walton writing editorial
ly in the Lexington Herald says:
"Except in a few instances, like the
Danville internal revenue district,
where every other man seems to be
an applicant for collector, there is not
that mad tush by the Democrats for
Federal-offices that was anticipated.
True there are those who seem to
think that office holding is the chief
end of man and are scrambling for the
pie counter, but they, we are glad to
say, are in the minority. Things have
changed since 1885, when after an
interim of twenty four years the
Democrats came into power".
Mose Cottreli Arrested In Louisville Under
An Indictment Found In The Garrard
Circuit Court Charging Him
With The Killing Of
At the last term of the Garrard circuit
court the grand jury returned an
indictment against Mose3 Cottreli
charging him with the killing of William
H. Ward. The grand jury at a previous
term of court had failed to indict Cot
treli and he had located in Louisville.
Sheriff Ballard notified the Louisville
officers, who had no trouble in finding
Cottreli at bis boarding house, and he
was arrested and returned to this city
on last Friday to await his trial at the
next term of the Garrard circuit court,
a member of the Louisville police force
bringing him here. Cottreli had been
working while in Louisville at his trade
that of a carpenter, and when arrested
expressed much surprise at the charge
under which he was apprehended.
Warden Mudd Of Frankfort Penitentiary
Who Died Last Week Introduced
Many Innovations In Prison
Warden Edward Everett Mudd,
warden of the Kentucky Penitentiary
in Frankfort, who died in that city last
week.after a short illness of acute
indigestion, had establised an enviable
reputation all over the country for his
success in the handling of prisoners,
and had introduced into the conduct of
the penal institutions many humane
reforms that had worked wonders in the
handling of the great Lumber of
prisoners under his charge. He
abolished the use of the inhuman
"bloody strap" for the punishment of
recalcitrant prisoners, established the
use of knives, forks and cbinaware at
the prisoners meals, established a
moving picture show within the walls
for the amusement and edification of
the prisoners, abolished the. wearing- of
stripes, established a grading system,
by which a prisoner migh profit by hi3
good behavior, instituted a court of
inquiry, was the first warden in this
country to organize a base ball team
among the prisoners and within the
walls, and many other humane
innovations which were calculated to
render prison life a little less miserable
for those who were so unfortunate as
to be incarcerated.
He was a friend to the prisoners and
was held in high esteem by them, and
after his body was placed in the casket
it was wheeled into the prison chapel
in order that the prisoners might have
a last look at him. As a mark of the
high esteem in which he was held by
his late charges, a contribution of $100.
was made among the convicts for the1
pu pose of purchasing a handsome
floral design. I
Schools Of Garrard County Already Up
To A High Standard To Be Ma
terially Improved In The
The cause of education in Garrard
county is receiving an impetus here
tofore unknown in the history of the
county, and which is rapidly bringing
the educational facilities to the at
tention of the outside world, a fact
which tends to bring more people to
the county for the purpose of receiving
the advantages thus offered.
The success of the recently estab
lished consolidated school at Paint Lick
has aroused the patrons in other parts
of the county, and now a consolidated
school is to be established in the north
ern end of the county, embracing the
schools of Lindendale, Buena Vista and
Polly's Bend with an aggregate at
tendence of 213 pupils. The County
Board of Education, the body in whom
authority in such matters is vested,
has sanctioned the move, and a suit
able building will be erected at some
centrally located point, most readily
accessible to all points in the new dis
trict. The people of Buckeye and
Bryantsville also have such a move in
contemplation, and it will not be many
years before we will see splendid High
Schools all over the county.
The Board of Education has adopted
a rule for the transferring of pupils
now entered in the local High School to
the newly established outlvintr school
which will enable these pupils to have
l it 1 .
me auvaniage oi a good school nearer
to their home, and will also obviate
the necessity of paying board aa manv
of these pupils are now compelled to do,
as well as other expenses and discom
forts which they are now of a necessitv
compelled to endure.
The attendence at the Paint I.Mc
school has far exceeded all kttuk.
tions and has reached .150 in nnmhpr.
which necessitated the employment of
an aaaitionai teacher. Miss Minnie
Johnson of Lancaster was the latest
addition to their faculty, which brings
their number up to four. However,
the additional expense of the fourth
teacher will be more than paid by the
revenue derived from pupils attending
who live outside the district. M133
Johnson is one of the leading teachers
of the county, and the good people of
Paint Lick are to be congratulated on
securing her services.
Too much praise cannot be meted
out to those who are exerting their
every effort for the improvement of
the schools of the county. Nothing is
of more value to a pgunty than good
schools, nothing redounds more to the
credit of a community than an interest
in its educational facilities, nothing
tends more to increase the population
of a county, a desirable increase, peo
ple who take an interest in the wel
fare of a county, than good schools;
and we do not believe there is a person
in the county, certainly not one who
reads the Record, but who will ad
mit that in the last few years nothing
has been left undone that would as
sist the cause of education in the coun
ty. Those who are familiar with the
condition of the schools of the county
as compared with their condition tpn
years ago will readily see what a mar-
Kea improvement has been made in
The example set by those interested
in the cause of education is one that
people interested in other crying needs
of the county would do well to emulate.
The splendid condition now existing is
due to the energy and cooperation of
those interested, and these two nowir.
ful agents when workine harmoniously
together, never fail in the attainment
of splendid results.
We have the agency for the famous
Ferndell brand of goods.
tf. Theo. Cnrrev.
A very peculiar accident befell Mr.
James Walker last week, and as a re
sult this well known gentleman has
suffered considerably. Mr. Walker
wa3 in the act of getting into his bug
gy when he gave a very hearty sneeze,
breaking a rib of the right side. Al
though Mr. Walker is able to be about,
he continues to suffer excruciating
pain. Richmond Climax.