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THE BRECKENR1DGE NEWS,
JNO. D. BABBAGf, Editor and Publisher
Issued Every tycdncsday.
PLOVERPORT, KY., WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8. 1913
Subscription prico $1.00 a year in advance
BUSINESS LOCALS 10c per line, and 5c for each ndditionnl
CARDS OF THANKS over five lines charged for at the rato of
10 cents per lino.
OBITUARIES charged for at tho rato of 5 cents per lino, money
Examino tho label on your paper. If it is not correct plcaeo
' I)b, coffins nnd concrete bricks were among the first install
raentsof the parcels post mail. These unheard of mail package are
bringing- Undo Sam an cnoimous amount of free advertising. (Jims.
Hamnmn was tho first to cnd a parcels post package from Clover-pert.
Church tabulation has been inaugurated by tho Rev. Mr. James
II. Walker of this city. "Kt oping tab" on church members is
usually done by those who never go themselves.
Gov. McCrearv oueht to keep out of tho Senatorial race. His
services are needed at Frankfort moro than they are at Washington.
Thofco of us down (own who occasionally take timo to look out
the wit dowfl these told duys and see the poor, shivering hor.-es with
staring ribs and sprung knees can appreciate "His Christmas Dream"
in Tho Dumb Animal magazine. It. tells of these faithful servants of
mankind, drcnniingof a goal stable, the mangers well supplied with
bright, eh an hny and seme one to give them regular and kindly care.
Oh, how these patient slaves stand for hours exposed to all sorts of
weather, waiting to serve us in the snow and rain. Indeed, we
should make their dreams conic true and give them u bed, soft with
straw and watchful attention by day and by night. Mr. May, tho
express mini, always shows the spirit of kindness to those of our
lowlier kin, who are daily ready for his service. Dr. h. 0. McDon
ald's horse never comes down I he Castle hill in n snowstorm nor
passes over the stormy countiy roads without a warm blanket and
the consideration of a jut friend. The Dumb Animal magazine says
the pica ad must make for our horses is not sentiment.
'It ia a pica for justice. "What form of life below us has served
humanity as the lior-e has served it? He has played bravely his pait
on a thousand fields of battle, facinir wnr's appalling horror, and
moved to his tus-k by no hope of its glory. lie has helped build the
world's great cities, their temples, their palaces, their libraries', their
universities. He has made possible a million harvests. Ho ha-
toiled on tho railways of the nations. He has been a paitner in the
reaiing of our homes. He ha. been our swift messenger in joy and
soriow. He has cairied us through many houis of recieation. He
has stood ready to die in our service when we have demanded it."
As a rule, many women who belong to Good Housekeepers
League's, never havo time to mako up their own beds.
Oh, life is such a long timo to live! My, how time docs llyl The
first is youth, tho second old age.
Mr. Wilson ecoms to bo keeping hU own counsel. The politic
ians are all at sea.
One has to keep going to keep in society.
CARRIED RICH FREIGHT
TRAIN BROUGHT FORTUNE IN
ORE FROM WESTERN MINES.
THE PARCELS POST AND THE MERCHANTS
Tho new phreeN post law has ber-n viewed with a great deal' of
misgiving by letail merchants everywhere. However, it should give
them new opportunities' or which they have had little conception.
It impiovcs their position as respects distant mail-order houses.
A mail-oider house o00 to 000 miles away must pay 02 cents to get a
10 pound parcel mailed. 'J he local merchant scrvim: tho same article
to a 50-mile territorj, can get the same thing carried for 32 cents.
Ho can send it for local delivery, i-cludinr such rural routes as may
start at the homo post ollicc, for 14 cents.
A mail order house over 1000 rules away must my !)1 cents to
get such a parcel mailed.
If the merchants of this city, of Irvington, Ilaidinsburg and
other towns in this county would take advantage of their opportuni
ties provided by the Parcels Post they can dcvclopc a good tiadc.
Suppose n farmer wants a small package of any kind of merchan
dise, hu cun order it by telephone and have it mailed within SO miles
for 8 cent. The postage is cheaper than time. There is a big trade
along this lino for seme one. It will go to the man who ccts after it
THE TRUTH IN STYLE.
Truth is, at last, stylish. To make-believe, to insinuate, to im
itate, to mako-it-sound-likc, to lie untiuthfully silent, all these, are
being cu-t abide for the plain, naked truth. So attractive in diplo
mats, such a valuable asset to business men is the truth that it is ac
tually popular. It is being given full sway for the convenient "-tory,
the planned mistake, don'r-want-to-huit-your-feelings lib, even in
polite society. Tho business man no longer tells a story to ease hi
customer's wrath, the debutante docs not pour out flattery even at
the pink teas. Thanks to wise nun and fiank wemen the truth and
nothing but the tiuth is tolerated today. In describing lingerie in
an advertisement tho advertiser writes: Iiuttbn-holesaie hand-made,
the laces, however, aio whipped on by machine; price 18. If it were
French and hand-made the gannont wruld havo to be $35. Truth!.
What a fascinating word it is. How great to have it shining out like n
jowol in this old world of brass and gold!
Mr. Clarence Sterrett has sold Tho Hancock Clarion to Messrs.
John G. and E. P. Kelly. Possession was given January tho first.
Under Mr. Stonett's editorship and management for twenty years
Tho Clarion has inado the splendid record as follows: "It has missed
but two issues in tho twenty years, one on account of sickness and
the other becauso of broken machinery. It never offered a premium
for a subscriber and in tho twenty years never cut a price for any
one, or carried a whisky adveitiscmcnt." May Mr. Sterrett's -,uo-ce8
follow him and his boys.
The New York Journal in speaking of the big mail older houses
and the local merchants says: "Tho stoiekeopcr who ATTENDS to
his customer, w ho adjusts complaints and makes things right, who
can give advico, and who, WITH THE PARCELS POST, will bo
able to doliver immediately anything that is oidercdin less than
one-quarter of tho time that tho mail order houses havo been deliver
ingthat storekeeper, backed up by tho country editor, will know a
prosperity that ho has never known."
Just take a glance at tho splendid statement of tho Bank of Har
dinsburg und Trust Company printed in this issue of the News. It
is one of tho best over issued by a bank in this section. Its largo do
posits, its surplus and its 45th dividend are something to bo proud of
and we congratulate Mr. Paul Compton, cashier.
Don't let your subscription drug. It is just u littlo thing only
a dollar but it takes Jittlo things like dollars to keep our presses
going. Your dollar along with several othors helps to lira tho ori
gin and feed the big press. When tho dollars stop coming tho bitr
press won't work.
All In the Day's Work, to the Rail,
roader, but Man Outclde the Bus
iness Will Regard Action as
a Remarkable One.
Under coyer of darkness an engine
backed almost noiselessly up a steep
It passed a num
ber of miners'
cabins so quietly
that they were
not disturbed. It
sharp curves and
up steep tangents.
where an arc
light gleamed like a star In the sky,
was a mine. There rose the sound of
a rapid exhaust as a fan drove fresh
air down, the shaft to ventilate tho
underground passages. In tho shadow
of the bins two shining lines of steel
rails looked as if they were hanging
from the side of a cliff.
It was toward this point that the
lone engine, without a light of any
kind, was cautiously making Its way
As It crossed tho lines of the min
ing property a grim-faced man, with
a sawed-off shotgun, quietly stepped
aside and a dozen pairs of sharp
eyes, accustomed to the darkness,
peered at the crew on the narrow
gauge locomotive as It followed tho
rallB toward a string of cars below
the orehouse. Above loomed the crib
bing of the dump, llelow was a yawn
ing void where the mountain fell
away at an angle of CO degrees.
When the engine approached the
cirs other men emerged from the
dark recesses of the orehouses. On
the chuto platform, the gallery of the
orehouse, tho bunker bin and the
cribbing, armed men looked down and
watched every movement. Tho ap
proaches to the point where the cars
stood were all guarded.
The engine was expected and cross
ed the lino because ono of tho shift
boses stood on the step and waved
A brakeman went forward quietly
and the engine coupled onto tho cars
so gently that the ore sorters In the
big room above did not hear It.
Thero were five cars behind tho Rio
Grande engine, loaded with ore worth
When everything was in readiness
tho armed guards swarmed over the
cars. They sat on tho pilot, In the
tender, everywhere. Then, still with
out lights, tho train dropped silently
down the mountain. Just before It
passed over to the main lino tho
electric current was switched Into tho
headlight, the tall lights placed, and
tho train commenced Its journey into
tho mountain air of an Ideal summer
There were no stops. The train
had tho right of way. There were
no unusual signs at any station. No
one along the lino had an intimation
that thero was anything unusual in
tho shipment. The fact that tho
freight was given right of way excit
ed no unusual comment.
The train screamed around sharp
curves, roared over tho long, wooden
trestles and cautiously threaded nar
row paths gnnwed out from tho sides
of tho granite canyon walls of the Rio
do las Animas. Tho train was car
rying ono of tho most preclouB car
goes over consigned from tho San
Juan section to tho smelter at Duran
go. Just as thin shafts of white shot up
ward llko a fan In tho eastern sky,
the train passed over a maze of
switches Into tho dark shadows of
Tho yard engine took It to the
scalehouso. Tho cars were weighed
and then they woro spotted in front
of thq sampler, Btlll surrounded by
armed men, who did not leave them
until tho last ounce of oro had been
removed, under tho direction of an
authorized "oro watcher," who gave a
clearanco receipt to tho roan In
It sems mysterious and weird, says
the Railroad Men's Magazine, but It
Is done bo often In the west. Here
was the movomont of $1,000,000 worth
of ore from a bonanza mining camp
In Colorado, through a town literally
alive with people day and night, and
so quietly that no one, save those
actually encawd in the work, knew
anything about it. 1 no value or that
cargo In gold and silver bearing rock
was worth from GO cents to as much
as $70 a pound.
when contemplating on building, the all-importance
of giving'your contract to tho right man,
It is a Perfact Delight
to know that your contract is in tho hands of a con
tentions man, who understands his business, one
who has had experience and ono who carries a
Complete Line of
Paints, Oils, Varnishes
All sorts of Planing Mill
Work to order.
Old English Custom.
From tho time of King John till
1S39 November 13 was known- as Dull
Running Day in Stamford. A seven
teenth century historian gives an in
teresting account of tho observance.
"The butchers provide the bull, and
place him 6vernight in a stable be
longing to tho alderman. Tho next
morning proclamation Is mado by the
Deiiman mat eacn ono siiui up nis
shop door and gate and none under
pain of Imprisonment do any vio
lence to strangcis. None to have nny
Iron upon their bull clubs or other
stavs, which they pursue tho bull
with; which proclamation being made
and tho gates all shut up, the bull Is
turned out of the alderman's house,
and then hivio sklvy, tagrag, men,
women and children of all sorts and
sizes, with nil tho dogs In the town
running after him."
At tho close of the chase the ani
mal was killed and Its flesh sold at a
nominal rate to the burghers. Lon
A fine, well put-up house is pointed to with prido by j
both owner and builder.
MARION WEATHERHOLT, General Contractor
a sound business respond A
Too often the. mud of the one 9
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covers tne otner so mat tne
Knocks, slams and Inslnua
tlons. Slashed prices and per
petual bargain day.
Why does a merchant
V so quickly to the attack of
ft shoddy competitor?
..-,, ,J .. ... L'-t
ouying puouc cauiu nci aisun- '
. . . . . . . -, '
gulsn Between tnem n it would
If you draw the fire of other
merchants In your line be sure
of one thing you are consid
ered Important enough to be
$ the target for their attack.
$ Knocking and shoving are
never good business policies.
Jt Every time you try to shove a
man down you simply dig an-
$ other portion of your business
ft grave. It doesn't pay.
yuuuo lllab 7
will net you a profit. Pick lead- K
turers. Use their trade
and plans, uon't waste your
ers and use them consistently. A
Co-operate with the manufac- X
v time knocking your competitor.
a oapuauzc ma enarc ana sen a
y ,your goods while he's hammer-
i " 1
Paid Scott $15,000 for a Poem.
What is the highest price ever
paid by a publisher for a poem? It
would bo interesting to know whether
any advance has over been made on
tho $15,000 that Scott received, for
"Rokeby." Stephen Gwynn, in his life
of Moore, tells ub that Murray offered
$10,000 for the copyright of "Laila
Rookh." "but Moore's friends thought
ho should have more and, going to
Longman, they claimed that Mr.
Moore should receive no less than
tho highest prico ever paid for a
poem. 'That,' said Longman, 'was
$1G,000 paid for "Rokeby."' On this
basis they treated, and Longman was
Inclined to stipulato for a preliminary
perusal. Moore, however, refused,
and tho agreement was finally word
ed: 'Tliat upon your giving into our
hands a poem of the length of "Pvoko
by" you shall receive from us a sum
of $15,00.' "
Debt Owed Engineer.
, I got off a train the other day and
was glad there hadn't been an acci
dent. There'll been a bad one on the
samorallroad JtiBt tho day boforo. I
walked tho length of tho platform
and was Just about to loavo the train
behind when I looked up and saw tho
engineer. Ho was letting down after
a long pull I wasn't tho president of
tho United States so I didn't stop to
Bhakp hands with him, although I felt
inclined to. Wo aro curiously In the
power of tho engineer, I feel about
him as I do about the captain of a
steamship after I have crossed tho
ocean. I advocate the honoring of
engineers in some conspicuous way.
Lift their business to the rank of a
profession, Let them know each timo
they pull a train In that we know
they're done a deed of valor. For
that Is Just exaetly what It la. New
Evcrj- life has its DcccmbeV. Every man is looking forward to a com-Jm
lortable old age; tor when tlie STUKJUS Ul -UV1SKS1T Y come, we wish
to feel that we are in, out of trouble. Old age must come, and old age with
adversity is a very DISMAL PROSPJiCT for niiyonc.g If you want to be
comfortably cared for when you grow old, begin caring for jourself now.
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FINDS BIG BUNCH OF LOOT
Search for a Dollar Whip Discloses
Stolen Property Worth
York, Pa. -In trying to locate a
dollar whip, which had been stolen
from the buggy of Michael Dougher
ty of Chanceford, Detective CharleB
White unearthed at the home ot Adam
S. Kecsoy ot Spry, about two miles
from this city, stolen property to the
amount of $2,000, which had been car
ried away from the Pullman Automo
bile works. The plunder consisted of
all parts of the machines.
Keqsey broke down and confessed
his guilt and said he bad beea selling
the loot for Junk. In default of ball
he was seat to jail. The asamed aaa
has a wifa and flva ea)14rM.
1 good work hovso, 0 years old
and 1 good work maro 8 years
old, in foul. Will soil cheap
H. J. ROBERTS
Louisville' Evening Poet
and Brsckenridge Newa
om year f3.s0.
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