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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 1911.
The World's Debt to the .Christmas
The following' paper was written and
read by Judge H. C. Baker, of this
place, at the union Christmas services,
held at the Presbyterian church, Sun
day evening, the 25th of December,
The subject which has been assigned
to me this evening is so incomprehensive.
and embraces so much in its relation
to man's temporal and eternal interests,
that 1 am at a loss to know where to
begin, or in what language to speak.
In millions of hearts to day all over the
earth, there is that gladness of Christ
mas time, which comes on no other day
in all the year, shared by prattling
babes, by innocent and artless youth,
by young manhood and maidenhood, as .
well as by those upon whom the frost of
the winters of long years have gather
ed; and all alike, in some degree, par
take of its spirit.
It is a day of remembering and being
remembered, of giving and receiving; i
f the exchange of the tokens of affec
tion; of messages of love from absent
nes, and if friendships are not a little
closer, and love a little tenderer, and
goodwill a little more pervading than at
other times, the evidences of them are
at least, more manifest.
Nations have days for the celebra
tion of events peculiar to themselves,
but this day belongs to no country, and .
no age exclusively. It is a world day,
and for each generation of the earth. I
It commemorates a world event, one
which interested heaven as it did the
earth; an event which has its relation
to the time that is, and has been, and to
the eternity beyond.
The story of Christmas is the story of
the babe of Bethlehem, of His birth, !
His after years of. teaching and minis
tering to human suffering, His cruel
death UDon the cross, and His ascension
into heaven. Nothing like it in interest
and importance to our race has been or
can be, until He comes again in power
and glory to judge the world. It is a
story so pathetic, so tragic, and so
touching in its details, that even if it
were no more than mere human history,
it would ever excite the deepest inter
est, and appeal to the tenderest sympa
thies of mankind. But it is more than
that, it is the story of the life of God
incarnate, and of His plan for man's
redemption from the curse of sin. It
gives an answer to the question of Job,
"If a man die shall he live again?" It
tells, riot in the language of philos
ophers with if s and doubts, but clearly
and positively, that the soul is immor
tal, and that man, after his brief exist
ence here, continues to live. Christ is
the revelation of immortality to man
It is beyond all else, the story of
love, of God's love to man, and of it's
enthronement in the heart, love to God,
and love to man. Love came down
f ror heaven with the babe in the man
ger. He came to establish the kingdom
f love, a kingdom of righteousness,
and peace and joy. It was to be an
everlasting kingdom, "Extending from
sea to sea, and from the river to the
ends of the earth."
"His kingdom is an everlasting king
dom, and His dominion from generation
This story awakens, and brings into
exercise, the best that is in the nature
f man. It has been the incentive to
the highest and best efforts for the ma
terial progress of the world, for its
enlightenment, its advance in the arts
2nd sciences, in invention, and in the
social amelioration of the race.
It has elevated woman from a posi
tion of slavish degradation to one of
honor and freedom, and given sacred
ness to childhood and maternity
It teaches, as the world had not
known, the brotherhood of man. The
world has been slow to learn its mean
ing, as taught by the Master. I am
not sure that we yet understand it as
weshou'd The Jew in his exclusive
ness, believing that he was the chosen
one. and that all others were" outside
the kingdom, would not accept it. God
was the God of the Jews, and not of
others. He, the proud Pharisee, was
not like other men, especially he con
gratulated himself, that he was not
like, bu wa3 mu:h better than the dc
spised publican across the way. Christ
taught, a different lesson. He taught
that the publican was a brother, and
that he should receive help and sympa
thy as such
Permit me to ask, tstp we as free of
the spirit of the Jew as we should be?
Have we in this closing year of our
Lord 1910, freed iurselves from this ex?
clusiveness? Has the Christian world
caught the message of peace and good
will in all its import? '"Have we re
lieved ourselves altogether from the
prejudice which we condemn in the Jew
of the long ago? I fear we have not,
although I realize that we read the'
message with a clearer vision than we
did even a few years ago. We are'
standing upon higher s and broader
greand to-day than at any time in the
past. There ie more of union of heart,
'adeatieat and purpose, than ever.be-
fore The scope of our ision has widen
ed, and we see each other in a clear
er light. There was a time, and it has
not been a great while, when the de
nominational wall was high between us.
so high that it took two strong arms to
lift us high enough to see and greet a
brother on the other side. The wall is
being torn away these later days, it is
being lemoved in the foreign mission
ary fields, and with a little more grace,
it will be removed at home. We will
learn that what works badly in mission
fields is not a good thing elsewhere.
The spirit of the Christmas story,
which is the Christ spirit, is in the air
and in the hearts of christian men and
women as it has not been in the past.
They are minimizing differences, and
looking for common ground to stand
upon. They feel the need for co oper
ation and harmony, and unity of action,
as well as purpose. The church Feder
ation movement is the outgrowth of
this spirit, and it is one of the great
forward movements of the age May
it not mean that we are approaching
the time when there shall be the realiza
tion of the prayer of the Savior, so full
of tenderness and love. ' 'Neither pray
I for these alone but for them also
which shall believe on me through
their word; that they may be one; as
Thou, Father, art in me, and I in Thee,
that they may also be one in us, that
the world may believe that Thou hast
sent me." Does it not seem from
these closing words, that He, with
prophetic eye, looking down the centu
ries, saw the division and jealousies of
His disciples, and realized, that while
they continued, the world would not be
lieve His message? And if this be true
is it not a terrible responsibility resting
upon His followers, that they have thus
been stumbling blocks to the world's
The Christmas story is the story of the
beginning of the kingdom of peace, for
peace and love abide together.
Love, peace, and joy, this was the
message of the angel to the shepherds
of the plains, this was the song of the
heavenly host, and this was the mision
of the Bethlehem babe.
As the church is turning its thoughts
in the spirit of unity, to the world's
evangelization, and to the means for its
accomplishment, so the minds of our
greatest men are dealing with the prob
lems of the world's peace. We are
talking of disarmament, of international
courts, and of ways to preserve peace
among nations. Only a few days ago,
one man gave over eleven million dol
lars to be used in this cause. It was a
generous gift, and I doubt not the
Prince of Peace was behind it, for God
works by human instrumentalities in
the accomplishment of his great pur
poses. When peace shall come in all of its
fulness into the hearts of men, "The
peace that passeth all understanding,"
then shall be fulfilled the prophesy,
"They shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into prun
ing hooks: nation shall not lift up
sword against nation, neither shall they
learn war any more."
That we have not attained to this
condition is due to the fact that the
world has not been willing to accept
the message of peace in the breadth
and fullness of the offer.
Is there something in this Christmas
story for us as individuals? Are our
hearts responsive to the promptings of
its spirit? Have we learned the lesson
that it teaches? That life well lived, is
duty done: duty Js service; and the
highest service we can render to God,
and the most acceptable to Him, is
service to our fellowman.
Mr. J. N. Coffey, who has been a
very successful merchant in this place
for .ten or twelve years, sold his inter
est in the store of Coffey & Patteson,
last week, to Mr , S. G. Denny. The
inventory has been taken and Mr. Den
ny is now a full partner of Mr J. F.
Patteson. They will continue the bus
iness at the same stand, the style of
the firm being Patteson & Denny.
Some years ago Mr. Denny removed
from Clinton county to Adair, making t
many friends since located here. Every
4)ody knows. Jo Patteson to be a high
gentleman and we predict that the
new firmwill do a good business. Mr.
Coffey will have the best wishe3 of all
his former customers in whatever bus
iness he may undertake.
Death in Roaring Pire
may not result from the work of fire
ougs, but often severe burns are caused i
that make a quick need for Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, the quickest, surest cure
for burns, wounds, bruises, boils, aores.
It subdues infflammatlon. It kills pain.
it soothes and heals. Drives off skin j
eruptions, ulcers or piles. Only '25c at.
Paull Drue Co. oiL.., rc&'aq
Monday was county court. A fair
crowd in town and business reasontbly j
How the Candidates Stand at the End of the Sixth
COUNTERS, J. W. FLOWERS, BRUCE
Ballots cast in Piano contest to Monday night, 7 p.m., Jan. 2, 1910.
Nellie Follis, Columbia 283 000
Rose Hunn, Columbia 246 X25
Julia Price, Bliss 19!) 675
Bell Hutler, Columbia 7 152 625
Alva Knight, Jamestown 151 200
Mrs. J. C Browning, Milltown - 148 825
Ethel Moore. Purdy .v 144 200
Mary Squires, Columbia .c ' 127 950
Ada Feese, Cane Valley 117 700
Madge Rosenfie'.d, Columbia r. . . 115 600
Nora Bradshaw, Montpelier 113 600
Ella Conover, Columbia 102 000
Rosa Bell, Nell 88 100
Fannie Sandusky, Glensfork 83 875
Allie Garnett, Columbia 55 800
Grace Dudley, Glensfork 54 600
Nellie Waggener, Columbia 54 425
Creel Nell, Gradyville ... 54 200
Lucile Winfrey, Columbia 48 400
Rosa May Conover, Montpelier ' -. . . . 47 700
Nancy Wiliis, Columbia 43 700
Mary Miller, Columbia '.;.':.. 43 200
Mrs C. M. Russell, Columbia ' .'n 42 400
Lois Hollady, Columbia 41900
LuttieJBarger, J oppa '. v. 39 900
Helen Upton. Glensfork .. . . .. 39 900
lna Hulse. Columbia. . ! .- T-. . . . 37 600
Mrs. Dan Clark, Columbia '. 37 325
Virgie McLean, Columbia : . . . 33 900
Estelle Bennett, Purdy ': ? .Tj,... 33 000
Hulda McFarland, Rowena - 7 . . 32 800
Minnie Rodgers, Milltown . ' 31 900
Louise Grissom, Columbia t". 31 600
Mrs. B. M. Currie, Columbia J ...... 30 200
Mattie Hatcher, Milltown .....'. 28 00
Mabel Hindman, Columbia 27 550
Zella Fields, Breeding '. 26 300
Lee Vista Royse, Columbia 20 200
Mallie Moss, Columbia '......'' 17 700
Bettie Loy, Fairplay " 16 600
Lula Royse, Garlin 13 300
Mrs. Sallie Kelley, Cane Valley 9 300
Mattie Gibson, Breeding, 9 100
Annie L. Blakeman, Milltown ft 8 500
Mary Caldwell, Milltown 7 150
Valeria Turner, Glenville 3 900
Mr. Perry Cundiff, one of Adair
county's best young men, and Miss
Mattie Smith a very excellent young
lady, both living in the Pellham neigh
borhood, were married Wednesday of
last week. They have the best wishes
of a large circle of friends.
To the Public.
Beginning the first day of the month,
I will allow no goods to leave my com
mission .bouse until the charges are
paid.. I will not longer do 'a credit
business. Sam Lewis.
The wedding of Mr. G. R. Reed to
Miss Frances W Jones vwas a very
beautiful affair. The Baptist church
was crowded with friends to witness
the solemn and impressive ceremony
which was pronounced by Rev. J. P.
Scruggs, and the ntire wedding party, '
heretofore announced, looked their best, i
Mr. and Mrs. Reed returned from
Louisville Saturday night and are now
at their home on Greensburg street.
Mrs. J. P. Jasper met with a very
painful accident one day last week. She
was passing from the hotel to Russell
& Co's store, and between the Citizens
Bank and Mr. Sam Lewis' place of
business, she slipped and fell and was
considerably bruised, and has not been
able to leave her home since.
There are six men in Columbia, who
have seen Christmas many times Mr.
James Biyant ninety-one; Mr. Henry
Farleigh, eighty-five; Uncle Sol mon
Turpen eighty-six; Mr. H. N. Smythe
eighty-three; Squire John Eubank eigh-ty-Dneand
Mr. JohnT Barbee seventy
nine. All our accounts are due Jan. 1, 1911,
we expect you to settle up.
r- Russell & Co.
It will be remembered that two weeks
ago Clay Wilson, who lives in the lower
end of the county, shot into a crowd of
boys who were rocking his premises.
Alvin Sneed was in the number and he
received the contents of a shotgun, but
was not dangerously hurt. Last Wed-
nesday Wilson was before Judge Moss,
charged with malicious shooting, but
he 'was promptly acquitted. o t a
4 , . 'o "id
There was some horses sndmulem
the market' Monday, but only" a few J
sold. . ,
MONTGOMERY AND ROBERT REED.
The following lodges, who elected
officers for the ensuing yearon the 27th
of December, have sent in reports:
COLUMBIA LODGE, NO 96.
C. S. Harris, W. M.
R. H. Durham, S. W. -
J R.. Garnett, J. W.
A, D Patteson, Treas.
S. ,F. White, Secretary.
J. A. Willis. Tiler.
Senion and Junior Deacons and Stew
ards will be appointed at the next
NEATSVILLE LODGE, NO. 705.
W. R. Lynn, W. M.
T. A. W. Rich. S. W.
M. L. Burton, J. W.
C. W. Bryant, Treas
I. C. Harmon, Sec'y.
J. R. Jones, Tiler.
J. M. Perryman, S. D.
J. M. Rich, J. D.
GLENSFORK LODGE, NO. 528
W. A. Garnett, W. M.
J. W,' Marshall, S. W.
Arthur Fletcher, J. W.
H. K Walkup, Treas.
H. K. Taylor, Sec'y.
W. L. Brocliman, S. D.
S. I. Blair, J. D r
C. A. Walker, Tiler.
1 ' ' r
BREEDING LODGE, NO. 516,
F. A. Strange, W. M.
L. Akin, S. W.
G. G. Campbell, J. W.
G. W. Curry, Treas.
X. W. Scott, Sec'y.
C. W. Roberts, Tiler.
John Patterson, S. D.
H. F. Gaston, J. D.
.J R. Gaston, Chaplain,
W. A. Brown, W. M. , '
J. R. Holt, S. W.
L. E. Bernard, J. W
G. F. Jones, Treas.
H. H. Dunbar, Sec'y..
J. W. .Mitchell, S. Bv
Elihu Collins, J. D.
Jr F. Virgles, Tiler.
,W. S-.Knight )s,
' W. R.?Rogers btewards
C Mr. JBruce Taylor has removed from
Metcalfe county to-1 this place, and is
occupying a cottage owned' bY'Mr.w
L. Walker, on Frazer Avenue. We
welcome this family to our community
The Banquet. .
The Modern Woodmen of America, a
fraternal and insurance order, organ-1
ized in this place the first of last April
with a small membership, has prosper
ed from its mcipiency, being at this
time forty-five affiliating members with ,
flattering probpects for many more ad '
ditions. A few weeks ago the mem-'
bers concluded to have a banquet, gath
er around the festal board, enjoy
table talks and partake of an elegant
repast. The Hancock Hotel was select
ed, and the time was last Friday eyen
ingan8:30. Nearly all the members
were present, and about two hours
were spent in partaking of the many
good things which had been prepared
by Mr-. Hancock and her assistants.
There were three courses, short and
appropriate talks being made at inter
vals, Jo Russell being the Toast Mas
ter. It was an evening of enjoyment,
an occasion that will long be remem
b red, one that calls for another, and
sometime during this year there will be
another gathering on a more elaborate
scale, to which the Woodmen's wives,
daughters and sweethearts will be in
vited Reduction Sale.
For the month of January, for cash
only, I will sell you groceries at reduced
prices. Call and get prices.
9 It Geo. E Wilson.
Remarkable fox Chase.
Mr. Killis Tarter reports that one of
the best and most interesting fox
chases that was ever pulled off in Adair
county, occurred last Saturday, begin
ning at 5 o'clock that morning and. con
tinuing till 11 a. m Sund?y. There
were about 25 hounds, and covered a
distance of full 560 miles according to
the best estimate obtainable. Quite-a
number dropped out, but eight stayed
in till the close. The fox was lost by a
heavy rain. This chase occurred in the
Sparksville and Rock Lick section of
the county, and a large number of peo
ple enjoyed it.
If you owe me an account, I must ask
you to call and settle. If I do not hear
from you. I will be compelled to place
your account in the hands of an officer
for collection, as I must collect my ac
counts to meet my obligations. All
will be served alike.
9-lt Geo. E Wilson
Mr. Geo. T. Flowers, Jr , has sold
his residence, on Greensburg street, to
Miss Pearl Hindman. Consideration,
private . Mr. Flowers and family will
remove to Wayne county some time
this month. Their departure from Co
lumbia will be generally regretted. Mr.
Flowers is a fine citizen, having a most
excellent wife and two interesting
I will be in Columbia on Monday Jan.
9th, for the purpose of buying mules 4
to 10 years old, 14 to 16 hands high
Will pay the highest market price.
Miss Ruth Paull entertained the
younger set last Friday evening with a
tackey party. Nearly all the gir s and
boys of town were present and they
had a jolly time. A prize was offered
for the tackiest dressed boy and the
tackiest dressed girl. The winners
were Ralph Hurt and Martha Crawford
There were many very amusing cos
tumes. Miss Ruth was at her best and
entertained most charmingly.
,f iProgram for a special meeting to be
uheld at the Christian church th second
Sunday in January 1911.
MORNING SERVICE 11 O'CLOCK
1. Is the Bible School' for Men? Dr.
U. L Taylor.
2. How can we enlist and hold the
men in the Bible school? Olie Taylor.
3. The Personal Character of the
Teacher, and his or her ability to
4. The Organized Adult Bible Class
5. The Front Rank Bible Schoo Z
It is desired that this day be a rally
day for the church. Every member
being present if possible. Also a day
for men, that every man who is a mem
ber of the church or in sympathy with
it may become a member of the Bible
The handsomest Calendar of all is the
one sent out by the National Stockman
and Farmer Pittsburg Pa. It will be
sent to any one who will send 10 cents
to pay package and-postage. Send for
Bring your mules, from 4 to 10 years
old. to Columbia next Monday. Henry
AtshleriU be here to buy tfctm.
Death of a 'Well-known Physician.
Dr. W. T. Grissom, a well-known
physician of this county, who resided at
Bliss, four miles from Columbia, died
at his late home Sunday night at elev
en o'clock. His death was not unex
pected, as he had been sorely afflicted
for more than a year. The beginning
of his affliction was a stroke of paraly
sis, and he gradually declined ur.til the
The deceased was fifty-eight years
old and was born and reared where he
died lived there his entire life except
one year spent in Missouri.
He had been a successful practitioner
for about thirty-four years, and was
very much liked by the people with
whom he associated.
He was the oldest son of the late B
Ii.Gris&om.and was a newphew of Dr W.
R Grissom, of this place.
When quite a young man, the deceas
ed confessed his faith in Christ, and for
many years had been a consistent mem
ber of the Presbyterian church. He
was also a devoted Mason, a member of
Gradyville Lodge and Columbia Chap
ter, R. A M. No., 7.
The funeral services were held in this
place, this (Tuesday) morning, conduct
ed by Revs W. H. C. Sandidge and J.
After the religious exercises the body
was conveyed to the city cemetery by
the Masonic Fraternity, and there bur
ied with the usual formalities of the
order, Columbia Lodge, No , 96. assist
ing Gradyville Lodge in the exercises.
A large number of friends attended
in testimony of the esteem in which the
leceased was held. In the passing of
Dr. Grissom his church has lost a de
voted member, the Masonic Fraternity
a zealous Mason, and the county an ex
cellent citizen, the wife and children a
faithful and devoted husband and fa
ther. Public Sale.
On Monday, the first day of Circuit
court, I will sell, at my residence, all
my household goods, consisting of 2
dressers; 1 sideboard, a range cook
stove, dining room chairs and table,
several bedsteads, mattresses, springs,
ard many other articles necessary in
house keeping. Sale to commence at
li) o'cIock, a m
9-2t Geo. T. Flowers, Jr.
Old Soldier Tortured
"For years I suffered unspeakable tor
ture from indigestion, constipation and
liver trouble," wrote A. K. Smith, a
war veteran at Erie, Pa., "but Dr..
King's New Life Pills fixed me all
right They're simply great." Try
them for any stomach, liver orkicney
trouble. Only 25c at Paull Drug Co.
Mrs. Smiley, who was the wife of
John Smiley, died in the White Oak
precinct last Thursday morning. She
was about seventy years old, and died
with diseases incident to old age.
Next Thursday evening all the newly
elected officers of Columbia Lodge, No.
230, I. O O. F., are to be installed.
Every member is urged to be present.
Solves a DeeP Mystery
"I want to thank you from the bot
tom of my heart, "wrote C. B.Rader.of
Lewisburg, W. V., "for the wonderful
double benefit I got from Electric Bit
ters, in curing me of both a severe case
of stomach trouble and of rheumatism,
from which I had been an almost help
less sufferer for ten years. It suited my
case as though made just for me." For
dj spepsia. indigestion, jaundice and to
rid the system of Kidney poisons that
cause rheumatism. Electric Bitters has
no equal. Try them. Every bottle is
guaranteed to satisfy. Only 50c .at
Paull Drug Co.
A great many new scholars entered
the Lindsey-Wilson at the January
opening, and they will continue to come
for several weeks.
Tom Patteson has a very sore finger,
caused from poison. He had it lanced
Monday and was greatly relieved from
1 want mules from 4 to 10 years old,
14A to 16 hands high. Will be in Co
lumbia next Monday. Henry Atsheler-
The Adair circuit court will open the
third Monday in this month. Every
thing will be in readiness.
Mr. John Eubank will please accept
the thanks of the News for a very de
licious Florida orange.
We understand that the Gradyville -
Bank will open for business.,, about the
20th of 'this month. J ,. Jjtii o .- -"a
All persons indebted to Staples &v-u nc
Stults for Millinery, will please call and .& p '
The Graded School opeaad wka am in
creased enroUaMBt Momimj; sMrwJajc,',, .