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THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, February 6th, 7th and 8th, 1913.
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if desired, take your -measure for'a new Suit or Overcoat.
It will cost you nothing to meet and talk with this Style Expert nor will you be obliged in any way. We cordially invite you to see him, and to learn what will be the fashion, this Season, in the great stylecentres.
Our Schloss Custom-Tailored Clothes are not expensive, but they rank with the finest merchant-tailored garments in the country. You ought to wear them. Investigate.
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Entered at the Tost omee In Lancaster, Ky.,
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Eighth District Publishers League.
Lancaster, Ky., February 7, 1913.
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We arc 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.
- JACK ADAMS.
DAVE C. SANDERS.
E. B. RAY.
J. B. COLLIER.
W. L. HUFFMAN.
For School Superiotendant.
MISS JENNIE HIGGINS.
JOHN N. WHITE.
WALTON E. MOSS.
CHARLES a BECKER.
TAYLOR T. BURDETT.
It is said that opportunity knocks
once in a lifetime at every mans door,
and if the summons be allowed to go
unheeded, it passes by, perhaps never
to return. Opportunity is knocking at
YOUR door. Will you allow the knock
to remain unanswered, and take the
chances upon its never being repeated?
The opportunity now presents itself
to establish a Loose Leaf Tobacco
Market in Lancaster, and if the present
opportunity be neglected, the chances
are that this chance will be gone for
ever, for as time passes these markets
are being established everywhere, and
in the near future, it is highly probable
that they will be built in such close
proximity to us that it would be un
wise, an unprofitable investment, to
establish one here. As the matter
stands at the present time, we have
the opportunity to establish a market
in Lancaster which would be the best
of its kind in the Blue Grass region of
Kentucky. Why, do you say; because
this is the best burley tobacco growing
eounty in the state, producing over
six million of pounds annually, which
would all be marketed at home, and
we could reasonably expect half that
amount to come from neighboring
counties, making it very reasonable
for us to expect at least ten million
pounds of tobacco to pass over the
local breaks annually.
Go to Danville, Lexington, Richmond,
any loose leaf market, watch the sales,
hear the auctioneer as he goes down
the long line of baskets, now he comes
to a Garrard county crop, hear him,
hear his talk to the buyers, it is some
thing like this "Well, well, see here
boys, here is a Garrard county crop,
from THE HOME OF GOOD TOBAC
CO, get on your bidding clothes now
and come and get SOMETHING
GOOD", and the "boys" do get on
their "buying clothes", and the con
sequence is the Garrard county crop
tops the market price for that days
sales. And to the cheek of every man
present from Garrard county comes
the tinge of shame that the pro
duct of bis native county must be
brought to a market away from home,
instead of having one at home as should
have been years ago.
But all thi3 is preliminary, let us to
the point; a concerted movement is on
foot to establish a market in Lancas
ter. YOUR help i3 needed, you can aid
materially, the shares are 100. and it
is the desire to raise 25,000. Subscrip
tion paper are in the hands of various
parties and every farmer and grower
in Garrard county who can possibly do
so, Bhould take just as many shares as
he possibly can in order to assure the
success ofHhis movement. Now bear
in mind you are not asked or expected
to GIVE anything, subscribing for
stock does not mean that you are mak
ing a donation, it means that you are
making an investment, and that it is a
good one, the eagerness with which
loose leaf stock in other towns is being
sought, fully demonstrates. But the
idea now is to secure the subscription
of enough stock to build the warehouse,
and beyond any doubt that stock will
be worth par value by the time the
very first sale is made in the local
warehouse. No use pointing out the
advantages of a home market, they
are manifold and have been time and 4
again pointed out to you through these
columns, the idea has now become a
tangible one, men are working at it,
interested in it, who will if you will as
sist them, establish a home market,
but you must signify by your willing
ness to aid that you are in favor of
this home market for your tobacco.
Think of the advantages that you
will derive individually from a home
market, also give a thought to the
pride of your home county, think that
all around us in surrounding counties,
who do not raise one half the amount
of tobacco that Garrard does, are mar
kets, and we are compelled to go to
them with our crops, when we had
just as well have marketed it on a
home market, and thereby derive all
and every advantage for our selves.
Weigh the matter carefully, look at
it from every standpoint, what mat
ters it who has subscribed, or who re
fuses, who will or who will not aid in
the matter, your interests will be safe
guarded, the entire matter will be in
the hands of your home people, and be
cause one of your neighbors does not
take kindly to che idea is no reason
why you should with-hold your assis
tance, he does not help you to raise
your crop and he will not help you to
market it, place it in your power to
market it at home, and to the very
best possible advantage, and without
the enormous expense which has at
tended the marketing in the years past,
to say nothing of the physical disad
vantages to yourself, your men and
Let us again urge you, for the mat
ter is an urgent one and the time is
short, to assist in this movement, the
greatest one ever instituted by home
people and for home people, in Gar
rard county, The subscription papers
are out and being circulated by various
parties, sign one and subscribe every
dollar you can afford; if some one does
not visit you and ask your enlistment
in the cause, then come to town and
inquire, any one can tell you where to
find a list, ask your banker, he can tell
you, but above all things remember
yojr assistance is needed in this good
cause, therefore come forward prompt-1
ly and give every possible aid to the I
The Cumberland Telephone Company,
generally known as the telephone trust,
has recently take n over several inde
pendent telephone companies in cen
tral Kentucky. Either raised rates or
limited service immediately followed
the consolidation. The patrons are
protesting. They are perhaps too late
in their awakening. Had they only
been on guard when these respective
franchises were disposed of under
which the companies were operating
the present trouble could have been
The people of this city and county
are fortunate in that they can still pro
tect themselves, for no telephone fran
chise has ever been disposed of here.
The telephone companies who conduct
a business in this county are at the
mercy of the city of Lancaster. Ef
forts have often been made to have
the city sell a franchise. Several of
those presented were loaded at both
ends, and on several occasions were
auout to uo so:u out tor the timely in
terference of a number of our far see
ing citizens who stayed the hands of
those who were in the act of permit
ting such a franchise go through. The
city has the authority to fix the rates
to be charged and regulate the service
a3 well as causing the service to be ex
tended to all parts of the county in the
franchise it sells. It would be but a
little less than criminal for any body
vested with the authority to dispose of
a telephone franchise with existing
conditions so generally known, without
having the peoples rights fully safe
guarded. There is telephone consoli
dation all around us. It might happen
in Lancaster and Garrard County if a
franchise similar to some offered to the
council could be secured. The people
can well afford to watch this telephone
business in this city. If they fail to do
so, their plight may be like our appeal
ing neighbors, without any prospect
The average American very probably
will take the view that the officials of
the American Amateur Athletic Union
made a "mountain out of a mole-hill"
when they decided that Jim Thorpe,
the greatest athlete of modern times.
is a professional because he played
baseball for a salary three years ago,
The decision ot the officials, forcing
Thorpe to return the trophies, which
he won entirely on his merits, and not
by experience gained from playing
professional baseball, does not materi
ally effect the standing of the United
States in the Olympics. Indeed it is
hard to draw the line between the
professional and .the amateur. How
ever, the stand taken by the A. A. A.
U. is a very creditable one, for by th6
rules of this organization he is a prof
essional, and American sportsmanship
has been placed in an admirable light
beforethe world. Most colleges have
solved the professional problem suc
cessfully by appointing committes to
investigate the case of every player,
and until all colleges and athletic as
sociations do this, "rowdyism" will
never be elimnated.
The handsome trophies won by
Thorpe have been returned to the
Swedish Olympic Committee. The
tiophies are the Czar of Russia's
challenge prize, awarded to Thorpe for
winning the Decathon, and the King
of Sweden's trophy for winning the
rentathon. Ihey will be turned over
to the athletes who firnished second to
the Sac and Fox Indian.
Persopal popularity is always a good
asset for a candidate. But we think
that it will be worth less in the primary
August 1913 than any election ever
held in Kentucky. The people every
where are learning that the election of
a man to office is simply employing a
public servant and that frequently the
one who has the greatest personal
popularity makes the poorest' officer.
The candidate is realizing that the
voter'wanta to know what he proposes
to do if elected to the office and you
will begin to hear from the candidate.
While some, in their enthusiastic de
sire to get tne jod, may promise more
than he can do, still the people would
like to hear the promises. Now, you
will hear those parties who have the
promise or are expecting some favors '
if certain candidates are elected, begin
to make great claims and predict easy
success for their man, but the mass of
the voters are not yet committed to
any candidate. The voters are going
to be slow about lining up this time.
Who will get the votes in this county
for any office is still an open qua3tion.
The people are waiting to hear from
the candidates. We carTWrtainly pre
dict better conditions when a majority
of the people are influenced by a de
sire to have better government and
more efficient officers rather than help
some personal friend or reward some
politician for past party service.
The Senate, by the necessary two
thirds vote, passed the resolution sub
mitting to the State a constitutional
amendment limiting the Presidency to
a single term of Six years. Should the
resolution pass the House, as is expect
ed, and be ratified by two thirds of the
States during the incumbency of Mr.
Wilson, his term wouid be lenghtened
to six years, and ho, like Mr. Taft and
Col. Roosevelt would be disqualified for
further service in that office. Every
Democrat, save one, voted for the
change and the two Progressives, Sena
tors Dixon and Poindexter voted
against the resolution, which would
mean the political death of their chief.
The surprise came when Senator Brad
ley, who hates Col. Roosevelt "like
pizen" voted against the resolutions
which would insure for Col. Roosevelt
a quiet old age.
John M. Farra and J. R. Mount are
the contending candidates for repre
sentative of Garrard county. If elect
ed, it is rumored that Mr. Farra will
be a candidate for the speakership.
"Among The Politicians" In Danville
If Reports Are True Lancaster Is In A
Dilemma Over The Construction Oi
Her New Filter.
If the reports which are being
generally circulated about town, and
which the Record has heard from a very
reliable source, are true, the City of
Lancaster is "in bad" with its
recently constructed filter. In fact we
have it from a member of the City
Council that the filter as it now stands
isabsolutely worthless, and is wholly
inadequate to perform the work for
which it was intended and i3 expected
of it We have it upon reliable
authority that the City Council has
already paid to the Greer Filter M'fg.
Co. of Pittsburg Pa., who had the con
tract for the filter, the sum of $1040.,
being nearly onehaff of the contract
price, and the contractors are demanding
the remainder of their money, and
further more that the City HAS NO
BOND for the faithful performance of
this contract The gentleman who gave
us this information is fully acquainted
with the facts in the case, has been
conversant with the entire transaction
from start to finish, and can be relied
upon to repeat his statements if neces
sary. He further states that the filter
as constructed will positively not per
form the work required of it that when
the proper amount of sand, gravel etc
necessary to filter the water as the con
tract cal.Is for it, is placed in the filter,
that the water will not pass through it,
that the filter is entirely too small and
wholly inadequate to the necessities
demanded of It
It appears to us that this matter
should be carefully looked after, and if
the filter is not according to contract,
bond or no bond, no more of the city's
money should be wasted on it
It is our opinion that the State Board
ot Health are entitled to a say in the
construction of municipal filters, and
we cannot but think that it would be a
good idea to consult them as to theeffi
cace ot the plant before it is finally
occepted. We know of our own know
ledge that the State Sanitary Engineer,
Prof. E. H. Mark of Bowling Green, is
an expert on such matters, and he
would gladly and without expense to
the town, come here and give an expert
opinion in the matter.
We do not pretend to attemnt to
dictate to the City Council as to what
thev shall or shall not do in this matter.
but we do think that the people, the
taxoavers interests should be safe
guarded in this as well as in all other
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Hope We Will Go Beyond Contemplation.
Stanford who already has several
miles of splendid concrete sidewalks
expect to have more in the spring, the
Interior Journal says the City Council
contemplates ordering more pavements
in the spring. The City Council of Lan
caster have long been contemplating the
ordering of pavements in Lancaster,
but beyond that put down by progressive
citizens, without the coercion of the
City Council, thev have never reached
further than contemplation. However
we have the promise and are expecting
great things with the advent of good
In Memory Of Abraham Lincoln.
The House has passed a bill to erect
a memoral to Abraham Lincoln on ! Washington on March 3, will be de
the north bank of the Potomac. It tached from the "petticoat cavalry"
will cost $2,000,000, and, it is said, shortly af ter Baltimore is passed and
will be the finest mpmnnnl py-it nrpctprf at regular intervals will be sent off
tola human being. Representative Bor
land, of Mo., endeavored to pass a bill
to construct a Lincoln memorial road
from Washington to the spot on which
Lincoln stood when he delivered his Get
tysburg address. He condended that
as Lincoln was a plain man he should be
remembered by something useful, but
Ollie James and other orators came to
the defense of the "Greek temple" in
speeches ringing with patriotism.
Strike While The Iron Is Hot
Times are good at present, the farmer
is selling his tobacco, trade is good with
the merchant and a general feeling of
thrift pervades the community. Before wnlcn lne Kecoru wnl snortlv Pnnt- "
long the spring work will begin, the , ,s about the Slze of a New ork te,e"
farmer will have nothing to sell, it will Phone book and dea'3 Wlth the develop
be all going out and nothing coming in, i ment of the automobile, its effect upon
business will slack up with the merchant ! churchBers. th t of living, the
and there will be a general tightening , temPer of horse lovers and pedest-
there is going to be a desire upon the
part of the ladies of the community,
who we suppose will of course take
charge of the Park and improve it, to
want to raise some money for that
purpose, and we would suggest to the.m
that their efforts would probably meet
with better success just now than it
would later along when the tightening
process 3ets in.
A Filter That Filters, Nit.
The town of Lancaster is the proud
possessor of a filter that filters clear
water when the water is clear, and
muddy water when the water is muddy,
and only cost the small sum of $2260.00
It has a living wonder in a headless
horse, it having been discovered Mon
day night that it had eaten its head off
We had wondered what the secret
sessions were held for and find out, from
one who is on the inside of such things,
that they are negotiating with Bamum
and Baily to take it off their hands for
$2000.00. Now if this goes through it
will reduce the cost of the filter to
$250.00, which will bring it down to
about what it shoud have cost We
are fortunate in having financiers at the
head of these affairs.
Breaking Good Resolutions.
This, the second month of the new
year, is the season of many failures to
carry out contracts that people have
with themselves. The good resolutions
laid with due ceremony as the founda
tion stones of character are broken up
to macadamize the broad road that leads
to destruction. The first of last month,
if we were faithful to the custom of the
season, we drew up a balance sheet of
our failings and virtues. Most of us
decided to be better and spend less.
We all have a more or less conscious
feeling of turning over a new leaf,
a determination to make a better rec
ord in the new year when we threw the
old calendar in the waste basket and
hung up a new one. Later, about the
first of February there comes a time
when we question our wisdom in
having bound ourselves. This is the
time of danger when the strength of
our resolution is put to the test. If we
give way to the impulse we lose ground.
Remember it is more important to keep
the promises you make to yourself than
those you make publicly, for breaking
the latter only injures your reputation,
but breaking the former impairs your
Stick to your good resolutions through
February, for good habits start from
the seed of a good resolution.
of the nurse strings all round. Nownan3- e has let nothing get away
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stairways in uur Alleys.
In the language of Brer Rabbit,
"tear out our eyeballs, pull out our
ears by the roots, fling U3 in the briar
patch, but please Brer Councilmen,
dont put no stairways in our alleys.
Give us a filter, that won't filter.give
us a reservoir that won't hold water,
give us streets that are hot cleaned,
give us garbage cans that are not emp
tied, but please, fust please, "Brer J
Councilman, dont put stairways in our
Listen Chiidden And You Shall Hear Of
The Ride Of Fair Paul Reveres.
Four expert horse women who will
Ie&u tne Paraae ot tne suaragettes into
on a dash to the capitol to carry the
news of the progress of their sisters.
We think they should also stop at
every villiage and farm and give
the men the alarm to be up to hide
their coats and pants.
The Evolution Of The Automobile.
Mr. Robert L. Elkin never does any
thing in a half hearted way. When he
decided to become the agent of the
Ford automobile, he also decided to be
gin a systematic study of automobiles.
The study has proved so delightful he
has decided to publish a book entitled;
"The evolution of the Automobile",
t i t . . .
from him, he starts with the four toed
Shetland pony of prehistoric times and
traces the equine decent to Pegasus,
the winged horse that turns into a Fcrd
automobile. On his way he takes up
the wooden horse of the Trojans, the
"hobby horse" as ridden by so manyof
our citizens and devotes a whole chap
ter to the dark horse in Lancaster poli
tics, even naming som2 of them, which
is well worth the price of the book.
The book is illustrated throughout by
our own artist, H. Clay Sutton, and we
have only space to mention one illus
tration which in the grand finale. The
"Land of Now" is not only represented
as the "Land of milk and honey", but
of Automobiles. It represents every
citizen of Lancaster seated in some
sort of Ford Automobile, waving ban
ners and starting on a tour of the mod
ern coast to coast highway.
Of Lancaster s New School Building In
Sight Occasion Will Be Memorable,
The exterior work of the new school
Duiming is now completed. The con
tractors are pushing with all haste the
interior work and are promising the
building to the Board of Trustees ready
for occupancy by not later than April
15th. The date for the dedication ser
vices has not yet been definitely fixed
by the Board, but plans are already
being talked and arrangements being
made for this auspicious occasion.
Congressman A. O. Stanley has ac
cepted the invitation from the Borrd
of Trustees to deliver the dedicatory
address. Congressman Stanley is
thoroughly in sympathy with school
work having spent several years of his
life as a teacher. He is known as one
of the most pleasing and brilliant ora
tors to be found and the Board is for
tunate in securing his services for this
occasion. The people of the city and
county rejoice with the Trustees in the
success of this undertaking, for the
building seems to meet with the ap
proval of every person that has given
the matter any interest This build
ing will not only be the city's only
white school but will also be the coun
ty's high school.
On account of the very uncomfortable
quarters occupied by the school await
ing the completion of the new building,
faculty, pupils and parents are fondly
wishing for the day of dedication. It
is being planned that all the schools of
the county join with the Lancaster
Graded School and make the day of
dedication one memorable in the history
of the county.
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Gty Council Holds Regular Monthly Meet
ing And Transacts Routine Business.
The City Council of the City of Lan
caster held its regular monthly meet
ing on Monday night, in the absence of
Mayor Logan, Cap't William Herndon.
one of the Council, presided. The reg
ular routine business, which consists of
the hearing of the reports of various
committees and paying of current bills,
Horace K. Herndon wa3 by unanim
ous vote elected City Clerk to succeed
the late Logan R. Smith.
It appearing to the satisfaction of the
Council that the "Street cleaning De
partmenf'.which consists of Mr. Wil
liam Poff, a cart and horse, were a
superfluity, Mr. Poll's services were
dispensed with and hereafter the re
mainder of that "department" will be
under the supervision of Chief Herron,
and when it becomes necessary to do
work on the streets or look after the
garbage cans, Mr. Herron will
employ a mrn temporarily to perform
An ordinance was passed making it
an offense to climb the new Water
Tower, and fixing a penalty of $25. up
on anyone violating that ordinance.
We think it very safe to predict that
this ordinance will not be violated, a3
it would be a hard matter to hire anv
one to climb the tower.
The report of the Treasurer showed
a balance of $225. in the treasury at
the close of business on Feb. 1st
Mr. Moynahan, who did the concrete
work on the filter at the water works,
gave notice of a mechanics lien for
$330.40 for work on same, which in the
event the city finally accepts the filter,
which appears exceedingly doubtful,
will have to be satisfied before any
more money can be paid to the contract
ors who constructed the filter.
Mr. W. J. Romans miufc application
for a permit to construct a fire escape
in the alley adjoining the opera house,
which request was referred to the
We Need One.
It strikes us very forcibly that Lan
caster stands sadlv in nepd of Rnmo
kind of a commercial organization. It
is true that we have the Garrard County
Development Association. andthenm
sounds very good and very capable, but
we very much fear the actual organiz
ation has gone into a RiD Van Winld..
lethargy, and when it awakens it will
not Know the county from whence it
derived its name.
A commercial body is a potent factor
for the good of a community.
The business of a city or county,
while of the utmost importance, is
everybodys business, and everybody
knows that "everybodys business is
nobodys business," and there should
therefore be some able and well organiz
ed body authorized and ready to act in
behalf of tb community when questions
touching the public good arise, and
incidentally if such questions do not
arise, then make them arise.
This necessity is being forcibly
demonstrated right at the present time.
If we had a live Commercial organiza
tion, they could take this matter of a
tobacco market up and push it to a
speedy and successful finish, whereas
we must depend upon a few public
spirited and progressive minded citizens
to look after the matter, and this is not
right business men have not the time
to devote to such matters, anditshould
not be expected of them, much better
to have an organization with everv
business man a member, regular dues,
and meetings, and when such questions
arise, the dues paid into the organization
will provide funds with which to meet
the necessary expense incident to such
Other cities in the state, many of
them, no larger than Lancaster have
organized and efficient commercial
organizations, and which have done and
are still doing much good for their
community, then why should not we
have such an organization.
We move the Garrard Conntv
Development Association to intr.
voluntary liquidation and that her mantlp
descend upon the "Lancaster & Garrard
County Commercial Club", and that the
latter organization be a live one.
Bring your Shoulders. Bacon and
Jowls to Curreys. tf.
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