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The Central Record
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J. E. ROBINSON. Editor.
R. L. ELKIN, Business Manager.
Entered at the Post Office in Lancaster, Ky.,
as Second-Class Mull Matter.
Member Kentucky Press Association
Eighth District Publishers league.
Lancaster, Ky., February 21, 1913.
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We are authorized to announce the
louowwg candidates tor 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.
The Paraaoant Issne.
The August Primary is now less than
six months ahead. Any person who
has an ambition to serve the people
and possesses the legal qualification
may be a candidate in this election,
free of all cost. As it is "a free for
all," candidates will be numerous in
this as well as most every county
throughout the state. The new law
places the election in the hands of the
people. The results justify the deep
est interest, for who will be the public
servants of your county for the next
four years will be selected on this day.
Oar readers have doubtless noticed
that those candidates who have taken
- the people into their confidence through
' the columns of the Record have given
' much more space to the policies that
will govern them if elected than, to any
Dersoniu iimuuutuuju mu mw w,
-. l !iMi4i.!itii HPl.ii, mam.o tn
us' more efficient county officers and
better county government We be-
lieve tnai IDIB will oe u cauiiMigti m
jssues rather than of personalities. A
candidate who would get office upon
personality alone has little to recom
mend him to a thoughtful people.
In several preceeding county elec
tions, the most prominent issue in the
minds of the people has been the en
forcement of the criminal laws. Local
issues will differ in different counties.
This sentiment for the enforcement of
the laws has been so well molded in
the minds of the people that all candi
dates are fully aware that the people
demand a peacpable and orderly county
here, and that a rigid and impartial
enforcement of the law is the only way
to insure such a condition. But since
our community is in such a state we do
not expect to hear so much about this
in the progress of the campaign. There
has been such an increase in the
amount of tax funds required in the
last ten or fifteen years and in view of
the fact that there has been so little
said about this feature of county
government since the increased amount
of tax collected it would be quite nat-
Jural that the people should be making
some inquiry along this line. With
this view of the situation we believe
that the PARAMOUNT ISSUE IN
THE COUNTY ELECTION WILL BE
.THE QUESTION OF TAXATION.
People generally think that taxes are
hteh. but we know that we
taxes. In this city and county the rate
has reached the limit fixed in the con
stitution, and the amount is not suf
ficient to meet the public demand and
a raise in the assessment value of
property is constantly made, in order
to meet the expenses.
The people will not stand burdensome
taxation without complaint unless the
purposes for which the funds are used
appears beneficial in proportion to the
sums collected. While the duties of
some officials to be elected deals direct
ly with the levy, collection and dis
tribution of the tax fund, we shall not
discuss the personality of any such
candidate for a county office to the
detriment of an opponent, but we do
deem it to the interest of our readers
and justice to ourselves to analyze the
issues that are and should be raised
and leave it to the judgment of the
voters to select the candidate he pre
fers to carry out the principle. In
complying with the public demand, we
expect the candidates to give the peo
ple their views and we will see the
voters better acquainted with public
affairs when this campaign is ended
than any previous time.
The Record has ever been a staunch
advocate of the temperance cause, and
has welcomed any prohibition law what
might be enacted, but we are free to
(confess that we are a little disappoint
ed in the Webb substitute for the
IShepherd-Kenyon bill, which passed
both houses of the National Congress
last week and is now up to the Presi
dent for his signature. It is .not so far
reaching as we had imagined, and does
not as fully cover the ground as we
had hoped. However, half a loaf is
better than none, and while the meas
ure will not prove of material assis
tance locally, we are inclined to the
belief that it will prove of vast benefit
in other localities, and for which we
think it was intended. Take for in
stance Memphis, we know that it was
the custom of dealers in that city to
buy whiskey, case goods, in car load
lots, under the Webb Act it will be im
possible for them to obtain it in this
manner, or with their reputation es
tablished as illegal purveyors, it will be
impossible for them to secure interstate
We have not been able to secure a
copy of the measure as yet, but the
following extract from an interview
with Rep. Webb of North Carolina,
who is the author of the bill:-
"Under n.y bill, if a person living in
a 'dry' State desires to have liquor
shipped to him for personal, or family,
use, he may do so, and it cannot be stop
ped. But if the operator of a blind tiger
seeks to get whisky for illegal sale he
is estopped from this. In giving full
effect to the State law, it provides that
liquor sent into a 'dry' State1 for illegal
purposes may be seized anjl confiscated.
"No one who does not want liquor
sent to a 'dry' State in violation of lo-.
, cal State law can objectto my measure.
In preserving the integrity of the State J
laws and giving them effect I believe I ,
ubo uiu (iiiuj uitm sua. i wueic
am offering a measure which is con-'
stitutional, and will be found so. At
least, I can see no harm in taking a
chance. There have been many mis
leading statements made, and publish
ed, with reference to the bill which I
sought for so long to get out of com
mittee. JUSTICE TO THE STATES.
Some people may be sincere in be
lieving the bill goes so far as to inter
fere with the so-called personal priv
ilege but they are simply mistaken. If
the various States are to be permitted
to make laws which shall be effective
as to the confines of these States there
can be no harm in providing a Federal
law which will prevent some one out
side these States violating them with
impunity. It is a matter of simple
justice to the commonwealths having
local option statutes."
The limitations of the bill will be a
disappointment to many of its advo
cates who had hoped that it would go
further and prohibit the- shipment of
liquor into dry territory for any pur
pose. As far as we are locally concerned
the limitation of the measure will con
siderably lessen its usefulness. Every
person who receives a shipment of li
quor will as a matter of course get it
"for his personal use", and the burden
will be upon the local authorities to
show that the person receiving the
shipment is NOT getting it for his per
sonal use. Of course it will cut off the
"blind tiger" operators, such people as
arc known to engage in this traffic,
but as has been the case in the past,
new ones will spring into existence
; who have not heretofore dabbled in the
traffic, and this will be a source of
continuous annoyance to the officers.
Within the last few years all of these
offenders have become known to the
officers and have been so closely watch
ed that their operations were reduced
to the minimum, and with this class
the new law will prove a help, but
further than this we fail to see where
it will be of material benefit to this im
We think of Russel Sage thriftily and
savingly increasing his hoard for eighty
years to eight million dollars, and also
hoarding in his silent soul the thought
that all that wealth should go, after
his death, to noble causes which he
had not the time or ability to execute.
but which after his genius had amassed
the millions, his widow and her ad
visors would be able to select so that
then his bud of possibility should blos
som out into grand achievment of
blessings to the world. His way was
not bad for him; better is the way of
those who in their lifetime can take
comfort in seeing the blossoms and
fruit of their benefaction.
A better way it would be for the
world if all the generous donors were
first just, Dr. Anna Shaw, the noted
suffragette leader in a recent lecture
said, "all the sins of of the Standard
Oil should be forgiven for the work
that John D. Rockefeller, Jr., "is doing
against the white slave traffic. "Does
she stop to think that there would be
less of this traffic to relieve if gener
ous donors had first been just, that
much of this wealth accumulated by
the multi-millionaire has come not only
from a violation of theJGolden Rule, but
from the principals of morality. No, a
thousand times no, we do not think a
son can wipe out the sins of a father
with a few paltry dollars. We do not
believe in the theory of "tainted
money" not being usea for a good pur
pose, ms way is good ior mm and we
should be grateful for his generosity,
but justice shown the father would
have been far better than generosity
shown by the son.
in the golden age we sometimes
dream of, "when all men', good shall
be each man's rule, and universal peace
lie like a shaft of light across the
land", then no man will be so wealthy
that he will oppress his fellowman and
no man so weak that he will need the
kind of donations this young man is
Tomorrow is George Washington's
Birthday, and so much has been said
and written on the subject that the
reader nas grown tired of hearing of it,
but nevertheless it is one that should
not be neglected, for with the lapse or
time we come more and more to recog-
nize what a good and great
Father of Our Country" was, and each
succeeding anniversary should be treated
with more and more reverence.
Since the days of Washington his
offspring has grown into quite a lusty
infant, and when we look at this great,
thrifty and populous country for which
he with his hardy followers underwent
so many hardships, we should feel all
the more like reverencing his memory.
We have known many illustrious men,
men who have immortalized themselves
in the eyes of their country-men, as
great general in time of war and as great
statesmen in time of peace, but there
has never been and never can be but
one Washington. He released from the
yoke of English thralldom this great
country, made it free, made it possible
to become one of the sovereign natiuns
of the earth, paved the way that other
men might become great and his
memory should occupy the leading place
in the heart and mind of every true
Elsewhere in this issue of the Re
cord will be found a communication
from a representative of the U. S.
Government asking an expression from
the people as to the best method of
handling a government apportionment
for the building or upkeep of roads. It
is only a matter of time when we shall
have the assistance of the National
Government in the construction and
maintenance of our roads, and it is de
sired to get together all the necessary
facts, and the consensus of the opinion
of the people interested as to the best
method of handling the matter, in an
ticipation of the actual appropriation.
If you have given the matter of our
road3 any thought, let us have an ex
pression of your views on the subject.
Just write a letter to the Record giv
ing expression to your views as to the
best manner of handling the road ques
tion, and send it in not later than
March 1st. The letters are not for
publication, but will be mailed to Mr,
Bourne in accordance with the request
contained in his letter.
We have received a copy of Mr. Rich
mond Pearson Hobson's speech entitled
"The Great Destroyer" which was de
livered in the Sixty-Second Congress.
The speech deals with the liquor traffic,
and although largely statistical, is ex
tremely interesting. He has gathered
statistics showing that 2,000,000,000
gallons of alcoholic beverages were
consumed in the United States in the
past year, at a cost of about $16,000,
000,000. The efforts of "the Hero of
the Merrimac" have always been given
to the working out of great national
problems, and it is largely through his
efforts that the "Larger Navy" idea is
at last becoming a fact. A copy of
"The Great Destroyer" has been sent
to the students of every college and
University in the United States, and if
space permits, we will endeavor to
print it in full sometime in the future.
It is said President-elect Wilson will
announce his cabinet not sooner than
March 4. The "know alls", however,
say William J. Bryan will be secretary
of state, Congressman Henry of Texas
will be attorney general, A. Wilson
Palmer of Penn. will be secetary of
treasury, Josephus Daniels of North
Carolina will be postmastergeneral. It
is beyond the ken of mortal mind to say
who gets "Wince" Wisemans place.
Even manageries are feeling the
effect of high cost of living, says the
keeper of a Chicago Zoo. Elephants
have gone up. a first clas3 one costing
about $5,000 and a rhinoceros costs
$7,000 and a giraffe costs twice as much
as last year. Just our luck, but the
ouncumen may buy them tor us any
Col. Theodore Roosevelt and
Roosevelt have made known
engagement of .their daughter,
Ethel, to Dr. Richard -Derby of
York and from Washington comes the
rumor that Miss Helen Taft maybe the
thirteenth White House bride.
The land of bull fights, of hottomolle
and chile con came is having a hot
time in the old town.
Salesmen wanted to look after our
interest in Garrard and adjacent coun-
ties. Salary or commission. Address
The Harvard Oil Co. Cleveland. Ohio,
. The Water tower stands 178 feet from
. the ground to the toy of the ball which
crowns the cover. The next Street
Fair which comes around and carries a
"High Diver" will not find itnecessary
to rig a ladder for the jump.
A workman on the watertower looked
down on the quiet town below, and wa3
heard to exclaim: "In the midst of
peace we are in danger". Just wait
until we get our tobacco warehouse,
Mr Workman, and we will show you a
More Fine Fowls.
Garrard county people are rapidly
turning their attention to the raising of
fine fowls. Judge A. D. Ford is the
latest devoter, his fancy running to the
White Orpinjjton strain. He recently
purchased from the Lewis Haggin farm
in Lexington two fancy cockerels, also
two of the Kellerstrass strain from a
Kaisas City party and one from Rich
mond. The five handsome birds which
he has added to his pens cost him a
neat sum, the fggregate of which goes
so high the Judge is unwilling to men
tion it. He has also purchased one of
the latest model 400 egg incubators and
expects to engage extensively in poultry
Mr. John K West is dead. The
news came as a shock, notwithstanding
the fact he has been known to be criti
cally ill for several days. He passed
quietly to rest at his home on Rich
mond street in this city at 8 o'clock
Wednesday morning, peacefully, quiet
ly, as he had lived, surrounded by those
who were nearest and dearest to him.
Mr. West had been in feeble health for
the last two years, but only last week
was he compelled to take his bed. He
had been subject to severe attacks of
stomach trouble for some time, and as
the Record went to press last week he
was thought to be recovering from one
but he took a turn for the worse and
for the past week his life has been
practically despaired of.
Mr. West was 89 years of age last
September. He wa3 born and reared
in Garrard county, and perhaps enjoy-
e'd aa wide acquaintance as anv man in
the county, and to say that one was
acquainted with him was to say that
you were his friend, for he made friends
of all with whom he came in contact.
A more kindly hearted man, a man
more considerate of the welfare of his
fellow man, never existed than Mr.
John K. West; rich and poor, high and
low, black and white, from the small
est infant in arms to those his equal in
years came in for a kind word and a
hearty hand shake whenever they
chanced to meet him. This kindly
habit, and his lovab'.e and benevolent
disposition had endeared him to all,
and many will be the tear that will be
shed at the news of his death.
Mr. West wa3 a splendid citizen, al
ways active for the uplift of the com
munity, especially so in educational af
fairs. He served as County Superin
tendent of Schools of the county for 25
years. He had been a member of the
Baptist church for 75 years, and dur
ing all that time there had never been
any step taken for the promotion of
the welfare of the church, or for the
moral uplift of the community, but
that he was found taking an active
Mr. West married Miss Mary A.
Middleton on Nov. 28th, 1854, and it
has been but a few years since she
preceded him to the Great Beyond. He
is survived by four children, Mrs. Jeff
Dunn of Lexington Ky., Mrs. T. H.
Campbell of Tazewell Va. and Misses
Bane and Lucy West of this place.
Funeral services were conducted at
the Baptist church, the church he loved
so well; and of which he had so long
been a member, at 2:30 o'clock Thurs
day afternoon, .by Rev. O. P. Bush.
assisted by Rev. S. H. Pollitt and Eld,
t . M. Tinder, alter which the remains
were followed by a vast concourse of
sorrowing friends to the Lancaster
cemetery, where they were placed at
rest beside 'his loving helpmeet, who
had preceded him, there to await the
coming of the Resurrection Morn.
There has perhaps never occured a
death in Lancaster that has been the
occasion of more general regret than
that of Mr. West, and all classes join
in the deepest condolence to the be-
Loose Leaf Tobacco Market In Lancaster
Assumes Tangtble Shape, And Its
Construction Before The Mar
keting Of Another Crop
Is Almost As
sured. The building of a loose leaf tobacco
warehouse in Lancaster id rapidly re -
solving itself into a bu3inss3 proposition
and is assuming tangible shape, and tha
prospects of its erection becomes
brighter every day.
Last week a committee composed of
Messrs Ale-. Walker, L. G. Davidson
and Rev. F. M. Tinder, went to Carlis
le to inspect the houses at that place
and to gather what information they
might in order that they might work in
an intelligent manner toward the con
struction of the home plant. The peo
ple of Carlisle gave them a cordial re
ception and furnished them every avail
able information that could be desired,
and the committee came home, not only
with a valuable information in regard
to the construction of a loose market,
but very favorably impressed with the
advantages to be received therefrom.
The farmers and growers of the
county who are interested in this move
ment and who are desirous of taking
stock in the proposed warehouse, are
urgently requested to come in and give
in their subscription, as it is not desir
ed to exclude any farmer who i3 inter
ested. It is but natural that neighbor
ing towns that have loose leaf markets,
and who are fully cognizant of the
enormous value of the Garrard county
crop, and the immense value to their
towns of it being marketed with them,
would be averse to the erection of a
market in Lancaster, and would throw
cold water on th"e scheme at every op
portunity and wonld place every obstac
le in the way of its erection. There is a
report in circulation along this line which
we are loath to believe, we are not in
clined to believe that they would go
that far in order to deprive Garrard
county of that which she so badly need3,
and what she IS GOING TO
Kumor has It that a certain w
' Rumor has It that a certain well known
0arrard county citizen was approached
Dv a representative of a warehouse in
an adjoining town and tendered stock
in that institution to the amount of one
thousand dollars if he would abandon
efforts in behalf of the Lancaster mar
ket. Of course the proposition was
indignantly refused, and the gentleman
is more enthusiastic in behalf of the
home market than ever. No Garrard
county man who has a spark of county
pride, who has the interest of his home
county at heart, and who believes in
safeguarding his own interest and that
of his neighbor,- would ever think of
being induced by a monetary considera
tion to abandon any scheme that was
calculated to promote the welfare of
his own country, if he did, and thereby
proves a traitor to his home county.his
home people and to himself, he had
better sell his interests here, pack up
bag and baggage and move to to the
county who encompassed his disgrace.
Legitimate opposition upon the part
of our neighbors we expect and wel
come, it is self preservation upon their
part, but it cannot be successfully pit
ted against the great home interest to
which our people are becoming awaken
ed, and the warehouse in Lancaster is
going to be built, despite the efforts to
the centrary of any man or set of men,
either at home or abroad.
There is not a man in Garrard county
that can successfully combat the state
ment and the fact that Garrard county
needs a loose leaf warehouse. There
may be some that would make such a
statement, though we doubtit, but they
cannot maintain that position, the facts
are too strongly against them. One
crying fact, one that cannot be disput
ed, is this, that within the last five
years, during the prevalence of the
good prices for tobacco, there has been
enough money spent away from home
by farmers who have hauled their to
bacco away for want of a home market,
to erect a warehouse in Lancaster sec-
oad to none in the state.
The farmers of the county, the very
bone and sinew of the county, are clam
oring for a home market, and their cry
will be heard, and before the coming of
the first day of next October, we verily I
believe you will see a handsome andjtions.
sws9S'?K9S9n9sn5:w::';i:uHcK - p
commodious Loose Leaf Tobacco Ware
house somewhere within the confines of
the. city of Lancaster.
Do YOU want to h Ip in this enter
prise? You may. they need you, cowe
in and subscribe for stock.
Attractive Window To A Mere Man.
One of the most attractive windows
I we have seen for sometime is the one in
i at Davidsons tnd Doty "a. We don't
1 know what the ladies think about it. but
j when a man is tired and hungry it is
i irresistible. Large roasts, small roast.
j roasts of every kind, and then big thkK
juicy beefsteaks that are uithin tie
poor mans means but look like they
were intended for the rich mans take.
Mr R. B. Wilkerson handles a btiteh-r
cleaver with the same ease and grao a
fairy does a wand and whenever you a A
for it he can hand jou out a steak that
will melt in your mouth. He says it
pays to advertise and then come across
with the goods.
The Beach Trial.
When only two or three percent of
murderers, with every evidence against
them, are not convicted in this country,
how could a prosecuter have hoped to
convict a man of cutting his wife's
throat when the wife sat beside him in
loving attitude to say he did not.
The Beach case attracted attention
not only because of the wealth and
prominence of the parties but to see
how a trial would be conducted when
the star witness for the prosecution st
by the side of the defendent and held
his hand and swore that an unknown
negro came out of the darkness and
slashed her throat. What could a jury
do with such a case but what they dki?
Next to "all the world loving a lover",
they love a married couple who have
kissed and made up.
On To His Job.
This vear was no exception to the
rule of Saint Valentine being on to his
job. From the number of boxes of
candy and flowers we saw going the
rounds Friday, to say nothing of lace
trimmed love missives, we could see
the young people were not bothered
about such weighty questions as wheth
er the Governor would throw bis hat in
the ring or not, who would be in tha
Presidents cabinet, or whether Castro
of Venezuela was on or off Ellis Island.
It didn't even make any difference to
them if the mercury did drop into the
subcellar or if the Atlantic ocean did
sprinkle the east coast.
We enjoyed seeing it all because we
can remember when we mailed Ircv
paper missives to some one-orsome two
or three- and we pity the man or wom
an that does not remember, but having
forgotten now calls such things "silly".
Jndge Hardin Delivers Elaborate Charge
To Grand Jury At Opening Of
Judge Hardin in his charge to the
grand jury at the opening of the Lin
coln Circuit Court on last Monday, add
ed another feature to the splendid
charge which he has been accustomed
of late to give to his grand juries The
late instruction, and to our minds one
of the best he has ever given, relates
to the common law offense of "obstruct
ing justice", an offense which has been
allowed in a measure to go Unheeded
heretofore, but under the rigid instruct
ions of Judge Hardin will now come in
for considerable attention. The offense
referred to consists in outsiders doing
certain things, such for instance as get
ting witnesses out of the way of the
grand jury, seeking to get other wit
nesses before that body that their evi
dence might counteract the probability
of indictments being fcund in certain
instances, and doing divers and various
things intended to place obstacles in the
way of the finding of indictments and
thwarting justice. Those who have
been accustomed to do these things had
best cease their efforts in that direct
ion lest they themselves fall under the
ban of the law.
Judge Hardin also instructed the
grand jury to give an account of the
conditions of the various county institu
tions, the county offices etc. and to
make written reports to him of what
they accomplished during their delibera
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