COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY NOV. 13, 1912.
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To the Members of the Fiscal
Columbia, Ky., November 5, '12
I have completed my annual round
of school visiting, and as my custom
is, am ready to make my report. In
every report that I have ever made, I
have strongly recommended a compul
sory school law, and our last legis
lature enacted one. And while it is
not such as I would desire, it is much
better than none. Under it there has
been an increase of 8S5 in attendance
over last year, and there seems to be
very little trouble in enforcing it.
The children show that they do not
have to be made to attend school, but
only want a chance to do so. The
health of the children has been re
markably good during the present
year, according to the roport made to
me by the registras of the county
made for the first 6 months of the
year. Out of 5327 school children in
the county, only seven died the first
jsix months, and if only seven die the
last six months making fourteen in all,
it will require 380 years for them all
to die. I have been making my fight
to keep the little children from get
ting sick and dyipg. Yeryiew young
people are dying "now, compared to the
death rate of a few years ago. In our
Graded School district in this town,
out of 360 pupils, not a single death
has occurred in the four years that
the school has been running, at least
no death has been reported to me.
Only one child has died in Columbia
this year, and only three persons un
der 50 years old. There have been on
ly 9 p'ersons died in Columbia this
year,, which is a very small death rate
for a town of this size. Last year we
had forty-two deatlis from consump
tion in the county, this year up to the
first of November, only 23. Last year
we had 12 to die from typhoid fever,
not half so many this year. The war
that I have been making on consump
tion has begun to show its effects,
the war that has been made against
the common house fiy, is causing a
falling off of all the germ diseases.
The fight that the peopel have made
against the "skeeter," has nearly put
them out of commission. We have
very few malarial diseases, and I have
not seen a case of old fashioned
"shakin ager" for several years. Peo
ple may contend that Health oilicers
and Health Boards do not do any good,
but when they butt up against facts
and figures, their unsupported opin
ions must give way. I have bought
and distributed among the doctors
this year, SG3 worth of antitoxin for
the treatment of diptheria, at a sav
ing of S150 to the people of the county,
if they had bought it from other
places. We have two cases of pellagra
this year in the county, but one of
them seems to have recovered. But
we will not know ,:till the roses come
again."' for the disease frequently sub
sides in the fall, and comes back with
renewed energy in the spring. I have
spent some time hunting for the hook
worm disease, and have sent off sev
eral specimens for alaljsis, but they
were returned showing negative re
sults, Dr. E A. Waggener has found
a whole family affected with the mal
ady. The or six members including
man, woman and several children all
We cannot stop the ravages of dis
ease ontil our people make and use
more sanitary privies. They must be
made xdog-proof , hog-proof, chicken
proof and lly-proof. It is not a dilli
cult matter to do, and one case of sick
. ness savedJjy it will prove a profita
ble investment. And now in conclu
sion, I want to again call the atten
tion of the people to the condition of
their promises, and especially their
U. L. Taylor
Health onicer for Adair County.
Is your husband cross? An irrita
ble, fault finding disposition is often
due to a disordered stomach. A man
with good digestionis nearly always
good natured. A great many have
been permanently cured of stomach
trouble by taking Chamberlain's
Tablets. For sale by Paull Drug Co.
A chain wrench between Columbia
and Jamestown, on Russellh&prings
roads. Will pay the finder for its re
turn. Leave at News'office.
J. C. Yates.
Mr. J. B. Coffey, Deputy Fire Mar
shal, made a complete inspection of
the business houses of Columbia last
week. With the exception of one or two
buildings he found everything in good
shape and he so reported to his chief.
Eld. Z. T. Williams commenced a
meeting at Milltown last Monday
At the elegant home of Mrs. Allen
Walker, on Greensburg Street, Mrs.
Woodruff Flowers and Miss Minnie
Triplett gave a reception on, last Sat
urday afternoon from the hours of
2:30 to 5, in honor of Mrs. J. R. Craw
ford who leaves Columbia, in the near
future for her new home at Winches
This was one of the most delightful
social events of thh year. The four
large rooms were thrown into one and
beautifully decorated with potted.
plants, and lighted with wax tapers.
The hours were pleasantly spent in
contests, and secial conversation and
the music by Mrs. Eollin Hurt charm
ed all the listeners.
A delightful salad course was served.
Mesdames Walker and Flowers and
Miss Triplett entertained in their
Mrs Crawford has many friends in
Columbia who greatly regret her de
partue. The following were present:
Mesdames J. R. Crawford, Z. T. Wil
liams, A. G. Todd, Fayette Davis,
Chester Turner, Chatham, W.B.
Patteson, Joe Russell, J. D. Walker,
W. W. Bradsuaw, Joe Rosenfield, J.
R. Hindman, R. Y. Hindman, M.
Cravens, Ed Bradshaw, Rollin nurt,
Minnie Johnson, W. M. Wilson, P. D.
Neilson, R. It. Moss, J. R. Garnett, A.
H. Ballard, J. D. Lowe, J. P. Sum
mers, J. O. Russell, A. D. Patterson,
ErisBarger, J. L. Walker, Will Cof
fey, Jennie Coffey, T: A. Murreil, John
Coffey, J. N. Coffey, Joe Patteson, Lee
Grissom, Geo. Stults, James Mont
gomery, Tina Wells, Gordon Mont
gomery, Bruce Montgomery, C. M.
Russell Lena Paull, J. N. Page, W.R.
Grissom, Lizzie Grissom, W. W. Jones,
G. R. Reed, J. W. Walker, G, B.
Smith, Bettie Butler.Nannie Flowers,
L. C. Hindman, Lucy Follis, Will
Flowers B. E. Howe, Geo. Staples,
Hugh Richardson, J. A. Diddle, W.
M. Wilraore, Lola Lovett; Misses
Elizabeth Drake, Elizabeth Farley,
Sue King, Rose Hyde, LorenaPyle,
Mabel Atkins, Octavia Reed, Sallie
Diddle, Sallie Baker, Katie Murreil,
Ruth Milliken, Mattie Elliott, Bess
Shannon.Ethel Crockett,Nettie Clark,
Bess Holladay, Josephine Rowe, Lydia
West and Pearl Hindman.
Last Notice to Tax-Payers.
I, or one of my deputies, will meet
the tax-payers of Adair county at the
following times and places to receive
your taxes for the year 1912. These
taxes are now past due and must be
paid at once. I trust that every tax
payer will take advantage of this op
portunity to meet and settle same,
and save trouble and cost both to you
and myself. Will be at:
Cane Valley, Saturday, Nov., 16.
Knifley, Saturda, Nov , 23.
Roley, Friday, Nov., 22.
Pellyton, Thursday, Nov., 21.
MaGaha Friday. Nov., 15.
Roy, Thursday, Nov.. 11.
Glensfork, Wednesday, Nov., 13.
Sparksville. Tuesday. Nov., 12.
Elroy, Wednesday, Nov., 13.
Gradyville, Saturday, Nov., 10
Keltner, Friday, Nov., 15.
Milltown,' Thursday, Nov., 14.
A. D. Patteson S. A. C.
Mr. W. R. Myers, Mr. E,
and Mr. R. II. Durham lef!
ville Monday morning. They will buy
three truck cars which will be put on
the pike to run between Columbia
and Campbells ville. Myers & Barger
will buy two and they will be run as a
firm. Mr. Durham will run his indi
vidialiy. They will cost about 32,500
Thanksgiving services will be held
at the Presbyterian church and the
sermon will be preached by Rev. J. S.
Chandler, of the Methodisr Churh.
The following ladies have been select
ed as a committee on music. Misses
Alice Walker, Ruth Milliken, Eliza
beth Holladay and Mrs. B. E. Rowe.
"It is pleasure to
tell you that
Remedy Ts the
best cough medicine I have ever used,
writes Mrs. Hugh Campbell, of Lav
onia, Ga. "I have used it with all my
children and the results have been
highly satisfactory." For sale by
Paull Drug Co. v
I keep on hands a full stock of
cofllns and caskets, also robes;-2
hearses. Prompt service night or day.
45-1 yr J. F. Triptett,
Charles Richards, of Lebrnon,
bought two horses here last Saturday,
one from Leslie Johnson for $192.60,
one from J. A. English far $140.
Official Vote of Adair
tsasea on one nigneau vi
East Columbia 112
West Columbia 126
Milltown ' 97
White Oak 1L6
Little Cake 73
Cane Valley 112
South Columbia 91
There were four votes cast for the Prohibition Electors.
M. Rey Yarberry received 12 votes in Elroy for Congress.
W. A. Coffey received 1 vote in Egypt for Congress.
L. C. Nell received 1 vote in South Columbia for Congress.
Mr. Geo. R. Miller, of this place,
will be married Thursday of this
week to Mrs. Annie Baird, of Louis
ville, who Is one of the most popular
ladies of that city. The ceremony
will take place at the residence of the
The couple will visit Columbia the
latter part of December.
The intended groom is a gentlaman
of most excellent character and ha
has the best wishes of all his Adair
county friends. The intended bride
will be given a cordial greeting when
she reaches Columbia.
A Good Farm for Sale.
I will on Monday, the 2nd day of
December, 1912, at the premises, sell
at public sale, to theilest and highest
bidder, the land of the late B. E.
Philpott, which lies in Washes Bot
tom on Cumberland river in Cumber
land county, Ky., consisting of about
2oo acres of river bottom land in cul
tivationis well watered and well
adapted to grain, grass and stock
raising, also about 315 acres of timber
land. Terms one-half cash and bal
ance in one year. Any one wishing
more information will call on or
write, J. B. Philpott, Executor.
Mr. Thomas Grady, of Gradyville,
who is about eighty-nine years old, at
tempted to take his own life last Sun
day night by slashing his throat with a
razor. He has been in bad health for
more than a year, and it is believed
that despondancy caused him to at
tempt the rash act. At this time,
Monday morning, it is said that he
can not live.
Mr. Grady is a brother of Dr. J. II.
Grady, who at this time is in Quincy,
Illinois, and who has been notified by
Mrs. Ed Shirley, of Bridgeport, who
has been visiting her relatives Messrs.
Creed and Ed Stotts for the last six
weeks, and whose four year old son
was treated by Dr. Menzies for
troubles, returned to their home last
week. We are informed that the lit
tle fellow had but feeble use of his
legs but is now much improved and
his entire recovery seems a certainty.
All Graded School Tax that is not
paid by the 20th of November there
by will be a Levy or Garnishee served
at once on each and every one that re
mains unpaid: If you wa.nt to save
the cost, pay before the 20th.
A. D. Patteson S A.- C.
Don't wasts your money buying
strengthening plasters. Chamber
lain's Liniment is cheaper and better.
Dampen a piece of flannel with it and
bind it over the affected partn and it
will relieve the pain and soreness.
For sale by Paull Drug Co.
There will be a meeting of Colum
bia Lodge, No. 230, 1. O. O. F., Thurs
day night of this week. It will be an
important meeting and every member
is urged to be present.
G. R. Reed, N. G.
Rev. J. W. Campbell will preach at
Zion next Saturday night at 7 o'clock.
All the neighborhood is cordially in
vited. The Ladies Missionary Sociecy,
the Methodist church, will meet,
the church Wednesday afternoon
County, Nov., 5, 1912.
be cast for Elector of their respective pi
Tafb Roosevelt H. Helm J. W, Din
28 65 115 67
25 69 128 69
44 5.5 06 55
94 62 18 61
33" 54 17 31
45 101 U2 102
22 25 ; 22
114 18 '146 18
73 89 118 88
66 25 81 21
45 134 96 134
89 86 73 86
32 23 d$ - 21
49 142 1I3 142
28 67 101 7
This is Arbor Day and the follow
ing program will be carried out at
Invocation Rev. Jesse Ziegler.
Welcome to the City Mayor Pols
Welcome to the Capitol Governor
Antiquity of Memorial Tree Plant
ing and Its Beautiful Sentiments
Judge James Garnett.
Arbor Day and Forestry Forester
J. E. Barton.
Planting of Trees by Public Schools
President Barker, of State Univer
sity. Address Lieutenant Governor Mc
Dermott. Forest Planting in the Future Mr.
H. F. Hillenmeyer.
Following these exercises each coun
ty delegation will adjourn to toss a
shovel full of earth on the tree which
it has sent, with such other exercises
as they may elect.
Removed to Columbia.
Mr. J. D, Walker, who purchased
Mr. W. B, Patteson's property in this,
place, removed his family fro m
Gradyville to Columbia last week.
This is an excellent family and the
people of this place are delighted to
have it. Mr. and Mrs. Patteson have
decided not to keep house for awhile.
The former will leave in a short time
for Eastern Kentucky where he will
engage in business, His wife and son,
Tom, will join him later. All Co
lumbia will regret to lose them.
A Card of Thanhs.
We desire ta express our heartfelt
theanks to ourcneighbors, friends and
relatives for the kindness shown us,
and the expression of sympathy render
ed during the illness and death of our
beloved husband and father.
W. G. Roy.
The late Governor J. R. Hindman
carried a policy of 82,000 in the Con
necticut Mutual Life Insurance Corn
pan'. The check has arrived, it be
ing issued immediately after the
papers were received at nartford,
Comt.The policy was written by J. E.
R. Y. Hindman.
Nov. 11, 1912.
The temperance discourse of Rev.
J. R Crawford, last Sunday night,
was one of the strongest we ever heard
upon the subject. The Presbyterian
church was well filled and from the
close attention paid the speaker, we
are satisfied that the address was
The boy's appetite is often the
source og amazement. If you would
have such an appetite take Chamber
lain's Tablets. They not only create
a healthy appetite, but strengthen
the stomach and enable it to do its
work naturally. For sale by Paull
R. II. White, a colored man of
Milltown, this county, died Thursday
of last weak. lie had been living in
New York several years. He came
home sick in September and died on
the date given above.
Mr. Silas Denney has removed to
the W. II. Smith property, on Greens
burg street. A few years ago it was
known as the Baptist parsonage.
Rev. S. W. Campbell, of Harrods
burg, will preach at the Baptist
church next Sunday morning and
Rev. J. S. Chandler will address the
League at the Methodist church next
The New Automobile Coaches.
All Columbia was on the watch last
Thursday afternoon for the appearance
of Mr. J.B. Barbee'snew,eighteen pas
senger Automobile coaches, knowing
I that they wre on thft load. At 3:30
they sfcru&k the square, passed up
BurVesvMe street, and later were out
They are handsomely and substan
tially built, and to ride in them is,
"Rock me light and easy."
They have plenty of speed and the
General Manager of the Manufactur
ing Company, Mr. Ira W. Kennett
who came in on one, says there is not
a doubt but they will do the work.
The tires are guaranteed for 7,200
The people of Columbia are indebt
ed to the ?m?!' wl!0 &ared the
Ford Machines for Mr, Barbel's ftfi
tion in tliis matter. He Is the mail
contractor, and was running hacks,
and he was soon convinced after
the Fords started that in
order to compete with the comnanv
lie would have to furnish a quicker
way of getting in and out of Columbia.
His mind made up, to make the
purchase, he was nob longlin deciding
the character of machine. He went
to the factory, submitted tojthe com
pany the style machine he wanted, en
tered into a contract, and immediate
ly uie worK or ouiiaing it was com
menced. Their introductory will revolutions
ize the travel between Columbia and
Campbellsville, and they will prove a
source of much satisfaction to Colum
bia and the people of Adair county.
All hats are off to Mr. Barbee.
In the meantime no one has any
stones to throw at the Ford Company,
a company that has done much for the
traveling public of this section. The
Ford has been making quick time, and
it h'as been a pleasure to patronize the
company. It is our undersuanding
these machines will continue to run.
Mr. Barbee will carry the mail on
his machines, hence the Louisville
morning papers will reach here at 3
o'clock in the afternoon.
It is hoped that an automobile line
has now been established, and that
runs will continue to be nude daily,
year in and year out.
Mr. Jo Hurt, of this place, who is
an experienced automobile man, is the
State agent for the machine pur
chased by Mr. Barbee.
The clerk of the Adair County Court
issued the following marriage licenses
during the month of October:
J. R. Mings to Fannie Tucker.
Robert Moore to Emily Price.
Foree Hood to Iiuth Sublett.
R. B. Watson to Susie K. Page.
Irvine Burton to Mary L. narmon.
Mont Pelley to Lillie Watson.
Jo Thomas to Mont Lewis.
Mont Williams to Irene Hubbard.
Leslie Cundiff to Annie Lee Collins.
Jerrey Chelf toMyrtie Goode.
Died Near Cane Valley.
Mrs. Mary Littrell, who was the"
wife of Mr. John Littrell, died at her
late home, near Cane Valley, Tuesday
night, November 5, 1912. She had an
L'lcer on one of her ankles and blood
poison set up. She was about sixty
yearsold, and a lady who had many
friends in the neighborhood, She
leaves a husband and four children.
One son preceded her to the grave.
The funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon, a large circle of
relatives and friends being present,
all of whom in the deepest sympathy
for the bereaved family.
I have a dinning room suit, Golden
oak, consisting of round table, Buffet,
six leather chairs, and surviug table,
one drugget, 15 x 19?" These articles
are all new. Will sell at a bargain
Mrs. J. R. Hindman.
R. U. Coomer and Mrs. Emma
Schultz, of Horine, Mo., arrived in
Columbia last Wednesday and Thurs
sday licenses were issued and they
were married by Judge X. II. Moss" in
the oilice of that official.
Two first-class sewing machines, and
S. If. Hancock..
Wanted: Peafowls, 81.50 each.
W. T. Hodgen,
Box 232, Campbellsville, Ky.
The4slnging at the new bridge, last
Sunday afternoon was largely attend
The Last of the Three.
The Spring robes of nature were love
ly While warbling songsters were gay,
Though weary despondent and lonely,
He tarried awhile by the way,
To visit U15 plfl country graveyard,
0D3 that had known long ago,
Where many a mourner had lingered
To witness their loved ones laid low.
The old church near by appeared.
As if a sad mourner long years,
With those who lamented their losb
To give silent grief for their tears,
That stands as a watchman on duty,
A sentinel knowing no dread,
To guard through the silent night
The slumbering camp of the dead,
" I He mused upon fond recollections
Of those he I:al known in his boyhood
And other familiar in age
Considering lifes transient season
With all of its fashion and show;
As waters that fiow to the ocean,
Our lives to eternity go.
In reverie said, bubenchanting,
Fond accents againjhelcould hear;
Dear images of the departed,
Imagined they still lingered near,
Invisible to mortal vision,
As ministering spirits around
Where all that was mortal now sleep--
Beneath this hallowedjground.
Near two marble headstones he ling
ered, And silently dreamed of the past,
Of kind andaffectionatejparents,
For he was the first and the last,
While visions of Jloved ones and child
hood By memory still he couldjsee,
Though bowed now bylage and afflio-.
The last of the oncy happy three.
J. T. Jones,
Basket Bali Game.
The Lindsey-Wilson basket ball
team played the first game of the sea
son at Jamestown on Nov. 2nd. The
game was a hard fonght one, bub tho
Lindsey-Wilson boys were at a disad
vantage because of having to play on
an out door court. At the close of the
game the score stood 9 to 2 in favor of
Jamestown. But as the Jamestown
team was composed mainly of former
Lindsey-Wilson students the defeat
was nob so hard to bear.
Last Saturday evening the James
town boys met the Lindseys in the
latter's gymnasium. At first James
town seemed toy have Liudsey out
classed, especially in good pitching.
But the Lindsey boys soon got togeth
er, and their score climbed until when
the whistle blew for end of game the
score was tied. They continued the
game until by one foul goal and one
field goal by Lindsey made the score
stand IS to 15 for the home team.
The Columbia Lighting Company
asks Its patrons to exchange their car
bon lamps for Mazda (Tungsten)Iamps.
After December 1st 1912 the Lighting
Company will not allow carbon lamps
burned on its circuit unless the con
sumer pays a greatly increased price
for each lamp burned or installs a.
meter at his own expense.
Elsewhere in this paper can be
found an advertisement of The New
Louisville Hotel, Louisville, Ky.
This hotel is located on MainlStreet,
Sixth and Seventh, convenient for
merchants and the traveling public
generally. Rates are reasonable and)
the fare is unsurpassed in the city.
The management take great pleasure
in waiting upon guests, hence the peo
ple who stop at this hotel are made to
feel at home.
Greensburg Ct. Taylor, Nov., 13 14V
Greensburg and Early, Greensburg,
Mannsville, Mannsville, Nov., 23
Casey Creek, Christie, Nov., 2627
Campbellsville Station, Nov. 30-
. Campbellsville, Ct. Miller, Dec.1
Columbia,, Station, Dec, 78
Elkhorn, Station, Nov., 1718
W. F. Hogard, P. E.
, For Sale.
Empty oil barrels 75 cents each.
"V - .
.Wanted: Wood and buttarafrll.
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