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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY JAN., 1, 1913.
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The New Road Law.
The Public generally does nofc under
stand the workings of the new road
law, seeming to think that the roads
are to be worked by taxation alone
Such is not the case. The law pro
vides that the roads can be worked
exclusively by taxation or by the call
ing out of hands as heretofore or by
both taxation and the calling out of
hands." The Fiscal court of this
county has elected that the roads of
this county be worked as heretofore
by the calling out of hands. That all
males between the age of IS and 50
not exempted by the county. Judge
are subject to service on the road for
C days or more in the year not over 2
days in the week. The office of
overseer was abolished the 1st day of
Dec. 1912. Hereafter the hands will
be warned out by the county Road en
gineer or one of his assistants. The
county is now being laid off into road
districts aud assistant engineecs are
being appointed by the county Judge
and Co., Rd., Engr. to look over see
after and warn out hands in each of
the said districts. A partial list of
districts and the assistant engineers
District No 1 Russell Springs
Road Wm. McKinley, assistant en
gineer. District Mo 2 Stanford Road D.
M. Moore, assistant engineer.
District No 3 Greensburg Burks
Bridge Roads Will Todd, assistant
District No 4 Glasgow Milltown
etc., Road S. T. Hughes, assistant
District No 5 Burkesville Bakerton
etc., Road JohnDohoney and W. S.
Stotts, assistant engineers.
District No 6 Jamestvwn Fairplay
Road June Willis assistant engineer.
District No 7 Milltown voting pre
cinct, Chapman Dohoney, assistant
District No S Keltner voting pre
cinct, W. S. Pickett and W. H. Kemp,
District No9 Grady ville voting pre
cinct.G. E. Nell, assistant engineer.
DistrictNo 10 Breeding voting pre
cinct, Millard Corbin, assistant engi
neer. DistrictNo 11 Harmony voting pre
cinct, J. W. Burbridge, assistant engi
neer. District No 12 Glensfork vpting
precinct,Jim Jones and J. D. Mar
shall, assistant engineers.
District No 13 White Oak voting
preciuctjBassett Hurt, assistant engi
neer. DistrictNo 14 Little Cake voting
precinct. Josh Beard, Cassius Breed
ing and Jim McQueary, -assistant engi
neers District No 15 Pellyton voting pre
cinct. Joe Coney, assistant engineer.
District No 16 Ruby voting pre
cinct,Tom McDennott aud Ed Mor
gan assistant engineers.
District No 17 Egypt voting pre
cinct, Granville. Russell and nardin
Cundiff, assistant engineers.
District No ly Cane Valley voting
precinct, E. O.. Turner and S. L
Banks, assistant engineers
The districts enumerated above are
subject to change but for the present
we will try to maintain the needs
through this method and hy this di
vision of the county. Our next move
will be to try and inaugurate a system
that will enable the people, of each
road district to grade up and put the
roads in condition by the use of their
teams, and not require so much hard
labor. We are in co-operation of all
the people who want better roads,(and
believe that includes every body) and
their indulgence till e can work out
a sextion to enable us to begin to get
day light on the road question.
J. N. Coffey Co.. Rd., Engr.
Lived to a Good Old
Last Tuesday morning Mr. George
W. Flowers, who was a highly respect
ed citizen of this county, died, with
diseases incident to old age, at his
late home in GradyviUe, this county
He was a devout.member of the Pres
byterian Church and would have been
eighty-five years old had he lived
until his nest birthday. When the
civil war broke out he espoused the
cause of the union, entered the 13th
Ir"ntucky Infantry and served gal
laly tutil the close of hostiliies. k
He never married, but he left manv
relatives scatted over the State. v rs
Lola Lovett and Miss Lorena Pyle;
this place, were his nieces.
The passing of Mr. Flowers, if we
.are correctly informed, removes the
last member of a once large family. m
The funeral services were largely-attended
and the interment was at
Mr. J. S. Grissom, who is a native of
Atfair county, has just been appointed
r-ttayuty sheriff of Kay county, Okla.
Citizens o'F Taylor County Will Pay
Settling a question which has con
fronted the officials of Taylor county
fifteen years, an agreement was reach
ed last week by which holders of
bonds issued by that county in 1888,
and which were defaulted in 1898, are
to receive 55 per cent of the interest
and principal. The decision to com
promise was reached at the close of
an all day conference at the office of
the Fidelity & Columbia Trust Com
pany between parties interested.
The entire indebtedness of the
county, including both principal and
interest, is $250,000 of which amount
the bond holders will receive 55 per
cent. This will be something over
the amount of the issue as put out in
188S. It. was announced that the
county will raise the money by a tax
levy. Only one levy will be made, it
being the intention of the county
officials to wipe out the entire indebt
edness within one year.
The compromise reached last night
is subject to the approval of the Fis
cal Court of Taylor county and bond
holders, a large number of whom,
however, were present at the confer
ence. Three members of the Fiscal
Court, Judge E. N. Tuckea, J. R. San
ders and J. T. Moss, composing a com
mittee representing the county also
were present. Judge Tucker and
W. C. Montgomery, of Elizabethtown,
who represents the bondholders, both
declared the approval of the agree
ment was practically certain.
It ia understood that the original
proposition of Taylor county provided
for settlement of the indebtedness on
a 50 per cent basis, out the.bondhold
ers wanted 55 per cent. An agree--ment
on this brsis was made after the
three members of the Fiscal Court
had conferred among themselves just
before the close of the conference
with the bondholders. v
The Taylor county bonds grew out
of the attempt to build the old Cum
berland railroad. Numerous efforts;
had been made to compromise the
case aud considerable litigrtion had
been instituted Saturday Courier
Journal. The Fiscal Court of Taylor county
has ratified the agreement.
His Stomach Troubles Over.
Mr. Dyspeptic, would you not like
to feel that your stomach troubles
were over, that you could eat any kind
of food you desired without injury?
That may seem so unlikely to you
that you do not even hope for an end
ing of your trouble, but permit us to
assure you that it is not altogether
impossible. If others can be cured
permanently, and thousands have
been, why not you? John R. Barker,
of Battle Creek, Mich., is one of them.
He says, "I was troubled, with heart
burn, indigestion, and liver complaint
until I used Chamberlain's Tablets,
then my trouble was over." Sold by
Paull Drug Co.
Post Master Busy.
If there are those who think that
handling mail is an easy job they
should have taken a peep into the Co
lumbia post-office during the first two
or three days of the holidays. Post
master Coffey and his deputies were
worked and worked hard over time,
the mail sacks being loaded with ex
tra packages. The regular mails gen
erally keep two men busy, but when
old Santa started his supplies the en
tire force had to take off their coats,
role up their sleeves and work valiant
ly to get the mail deliver by bed
Last Sundaj afternoon Mr. Will
Judd and Miss Nell Antle were mar
ried at the home of the brides parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Antle, thiscity.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Tobias Iluffaker in the presence of
relatives and a few special friends.
The groom is an industrious farmer,
the bride a very deserving young
Best Cough Medicine for Children.
"I am very glad to say a few words
in praise of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy' writes Mrs. Lida Dewey,
Milwaukee, "Wisconsin. "I have used
it for years both for my children and
for myself and'it' never fails to relieve
and cure a cough or cold. No family
with children should be without it as
it gives almost immediate relief in
cases of croup." Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is pleasant and safe to take,
which is of great importance when a
medicine must be gived to young chil-
1 dren. For sale by Paull Drug Co.
Epworih League Social. ,
A few days before Christmas Miss
Nettie Clark, who is a very enthu
siastic Epworth League workei, con
ceived the idea of bringing the
members and their friends together
to spend a few hours in social enjoy
ment. Arrangements were soon per
fected, a program of exercises made
out. and the society invited to meet
in the anex of the Metbodist church
Friday evening, December 27, 1912.
By nine o'clock the room, which had
been artistically decorated, was well
filled with joj'ous faces, and for sever
al hpurs happiness reigned supreme.
There was a contest, and each
member was given a subject to discuss.
Before the closing hour delightful
refreshments were served.
The following persons were present:
Misses Cary Rosenfield, Vic Hughes,
Myrtle Zimmerman, Katie Murrell,
Mary Miller, Mallie Moss, ZellaPelley,
Bess Holladay, Mollie Caldwell, Mary
Breeding, Marie Denton, Sue Baker.
Mabel Conover Corine Breeding, Nell
Hancock, Nettie Clark, Kate Ho
gard, Ida Hogard, Cora Hogard,
May Montgomery, Ella Todd, Mary
Chandler, Ora Moss, Mrs. Shell Oats,
Mrs. Chas. Barnett.
Messrs. "Ward Denton, Tom Judd,
Romie Judd, George Montgomery,
Raiph Hurt, Herbert Smith, Paul
Hughes, Horace Walker, Paul
Chandler, Owen White, Jo. M. Rosen
field, Young Todd.
The Jannary American Magazine.
The January American Magazine
contains the first chapter of "Forty
Years Of It," by Brand, Whitlock,
Mayor of Toledo, Ohio. The first
chapter is entitled "A Boy and His
Grandfather," and includes as beauti
ful a new true Lincoln story as has
been published in many a day. It is a
story of something that Abraham Lin
coln said and did to Brand Whitlock's
Another interesting contribution in
the January American Magazine is the
first chapter of "The Diary of a Cop,"
in which a policeman tells how he
took the first steps in his development
into a grafter. Under the title "Is it
True?' Albert Jay Nock reports an
investigation made recently in Lon
don which seems to prove that the
children of drunkards are not affected
by the habits of their parents. James
Montgomery Flagg furnishes some
good fooling text aud pictures on
the subject of a human being when
he comes to buying an automobile.
Oliver nerfort writes "Celebrities I
Have Not Met." A collection of wit
ty and wise letter by Mayor Gaynor of
New York is presented.
Fiction is contributed by Arnold
Bennett, Edna Ferber, John Fleming
Wilson, Samuel Merwin, Donal Ham
ilton naines, and William Slalens.
The regular departments are filled
with good reading, and David Grayson
yrites another Adventure in Content
ment. Christmas in Columbia.
.Judging from the statements of
young people, it was the quietest for
mauy years. If there was asocial
gathering in town it. is not known to
us However, the older people and
the beaux and lasses did everything
in there power to make the entire
town feel happy. We venture the as
sertion that there is not a person in
the community who failed to be re-
raembered with some kind of gift, and
a number of very costly ones were pre
sented. All the churches in town remember
ed' the Sunday-school pupils, and on
Christmas day all little hearts in Co
lumbia were made happy.
Santa Claus was liberal in his do
nations, and for weeks the children
will praise him for his goodness.
Grey Foxes 82.50, Red Foxes $5 00;
Minks SG.00 to SS.00 each: Coons 81.25,
and express. Send name of your ex
press office in first letter.
W. T. Ilodgen,
Box 232 Campbellsville, Ivy.
Vester Murrell and T. I.Smith were
before Judge Moss last Friday on sep
arate changes. In fact Murrell was
tried upon two charges. The first for
breach of the peace and upon that
charge he was fined 85.00. The second
charge was carrying a concealed dead
ly weapon and he was acquitted.
Smith was tried, charged with carry-
ring a pistpr.and acquitted, y -
Born, to the wife of Jimmey Gar
rison, Dec. 25th, 1912, a daughter.
Mother and child doing well.
Columbia Lodge, No. 96 elected as
J. R. Garnett, Master.
John Sandusky, S. W.
Jo Sandusky, J. W.
Goe. E. Wilson, Sec'y.
A. D. Patteson, Treas
The Master was installed. The Dea
cons and Stewards will be selected at
the next regular meeting, at which
time all the subordinate officers will
be installed. . ,
Glensfork Lodge named the follow
H. K. Walkup, Master.
J. W. Jones, S. WT
M. E. Blair, J. W.
H. K. Taylor, Sec'y.
W. R. Taylor, Treas.
W. A. Garnett, S. D.
J. W. Marshall, J. D. -C.
A. Walker, Tyler.
Russell Lodge No. 234, held at
Jamestown, elected the following
officers for the unsusng year:
L. E. Benard, Master.
W. A. Brown, S. W.
Elihu Collins, J. W.
II. II. Dunbar, Sc'y. t
G. F. Jones, Treas.
F. W. Leach, Tyler.
J. R. Holt, S. D.
Attis McFarland, J. D.
Rev. J. S. Smith, Chaplain.
W. S. Knight, Member Finance
The following officers were elected
to serve the Breeding Lodge No. 516
for the ensueing year:
F. A. Strange, W. M.
R. !S. Rowe, S. W.
E. F. Rowe, J. W.
G. W. Curry, Treas.
C. C.,Rowe, Sr., Sec.
G. G. Campbell, S. D
X. W. Scott, J. D.
A. W. Rowe, Chap.
C. C. Rowe, Jr., Tyler.
Grady ville Lodge No 257 of F. & A.
M. elected the following officers for
the ensuing year.
J. R. Howard, W, M.
H. O. Whitlock, S. W.
Leslie Walker, J. W.
U. N. Whitlock, Treas.
W. G. Pickett, Sec.
A. T. Sherrell, Tyler.
All notes and accounts are now due
and I need the money. Please come set
tle at once, it will save yuu a rtnn or
W. L. WalRer.
Death of a Mexican Soldier.
Rev. J. W. Sexton, who was a
highly respected old gentleman of
this county, died at his late home, in
GradyviUe, last Monday morning after
an illness of several weeks. He was a
soldier in the Mexican war, serving in
Capt. Squires Company, and was
eighty-four years old when the sum
mons came. Tho passing of Rev.
Sexton leaves only three old Mexican
soldiers in Adair county, Squire John
Eubank, of this place, J. M. Camp,-
bell, Dirigo, and James Giles,
lives in the Eastern portion of
The funeral and burial of Rev.
ton were largely attended. He was a
brother-in-law of Mr. J. Y. White
The new pastor, Rev. J. Russell
Crawford, delivered his initial sermon
Sunday morning to a very appreciative
audience, nis theme was "Go For
ward." Text 15th verse of the 14th
chapter of Exodus. The pastor pre
faced the splendid sermon by an
acknowledgement, of the very cordial
manner in which he and his family
had been received here. He is a deep
thinker and has splendid delivery.
He has made a very favorable im
pression upon all wiio have heard him
The Handsome resideuce which was
owned by Mrs. F. P. Combest aud
located five milesthis side of Libert7,
was destroyed by fire and all its con
tents one night last week. The loss
is about S3,000 with $1,500 insurance.
Mrs. Combest was away from home.
Mr. J W. Young entertained a few
of his friends on the 25. Refresh
ments were served and all reported a
nice time. Those present, Misses
Mayme and Mattie Moran, Virginia
Hunn, Georgia Smith, Ola "Wilson,
Dora Eubank: Messrs. Jim Goff, Ro
bert Follis, Brjon English -:
In a few weeks candidates will be
thick. Three or four have already
announced for sheriff.
The Lindsey-Wilson opened this
Tuesday for the winter term. Many
new pupils are Arriving. . ,
Report af The Condition
BANK OF RUSSELL
Doing Business at the Town of
Russell Sittings, County of
Russell, State of Kentucky
At the close of, Business on 26th
day of November 1912.
Loans and Discounts
Overdrafts. Secured and
Stocks, Bonds and other
Due from Banks
Cash on hand
Checks and other casn
Banking House. Furniture
50 6;t 2-.'
C 349 G7
." 753 00
4 800 00
Capital Stock paid in,
63 566 99
15 000 00
4 000 00
Undivided Profits, less
expenses and taxes paid
Deposits subject to check 45 flin 77
Time Deposits 3 321 30
Cashier'3 checks outstand
49 233 27
STATE OF KENTUCKY f c .
63 566 99
We. S. Wilson and Robert Ingram. President
and Cashier of the above named Bank, do sol
emnly swear that the above statement is true to
the best of our knowledge and belief,
S. Wilson. President.
Robert Tnsram. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this2Sth
day of Dec. 1912.
My Commission Expires Jan. 9, 1916.
- . " . Daniel Wilson. Notary Public.
- - D. Wikon.
U. G. Rexroat.
U. T. Selby.
Presented With a Handsome Bible.
Mr. F. R Winfrey, who has been
the very efficient Superintendent of
the Methodist Sunday-School, this
place, for twenty-seven years, was
very happily surprised last Sunday
morning week, when Mrs. J. O. Kus
sell, in a few well-chosed words, in be
half of the entire school presented him
with a very fine flexible back Bible.
Mr. Winfrey was so taken by surprise
that he did not have words to express
his thanks. It is a gift that he prizes
above all others, and as he reads and
studies its pages, as the days come and
go, the faces of those who presented it
will ever be before him.
Last Thursday evening, atthe home
of Eld. Z. T. Williams, this city, Miss
Willard ITiiffaker and Mr. Pink Dun
bar were joined in wedlock. The bride
is one of Adair county's best young
ladies, and for several years has been a
popular teacher'iu this county. She
is a daughter of Eld. Tobias Iluffaker.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
T P. Dunbar, a very worthy young
man, who has mauy friends- He is an
industrious farmer. The couple have
the best wishes of many friends.
But few "people in Columbia know
that Mrs. Mattie Callison is dead.
She passed away the first of October
at Lougbeach California. Her re
mains were brought to the home of
one of her daughters, Joplin, Mo., and
buried in the cemetery that cit3
The deceased's maidenname was Miss
Mattie Montgomery and she was born
and reared in Columbia. She was a
member of a large family only two of
whom are now living Mrs. Lou Chan
dler and Mrs. Dollie Mitchell. The
former lives in either Chicago or New
York, the latter in the State of Ar
kansas. A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride.
To warn people of a fearful forest
fire in the Catskills a young girl rode
horseback at midnight and saved
many lies. Her deed was glorious
but lives are often saved by Dr.
King's New Discovery in curing lung
trouble, coughs and coids, which
might have ended in consumption or
pneumonia. "Itcured me of a dread
ful cougli and lung disease," writes
W. It. Patterson, Wellington, Texas,
"after four in our family had died
with consumption, and I gained 87
pounds." Nothing A sure and safe
for all throat and lung troubles.'
Price 50c and SI. Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by Paull Drug Co.
Marie Vaughau, John Yaughau,and
Mrs. Tinie Wells, take this method
of expressing their siucev apprecia
tion and thanks for the courtesy kind
ness and genuine sympathy shown
Lthem by their many friends in James
town during their stav with the re
mains aud at the funeral and burial
of Mrs. Susie Yaughan.
Tnere are no new developme.itsln The public school will no;, open ua
. T?,v.hrrfnn n. I til next Monday.
the Richardson case.
Mr. A. M. Bennett and Miss Maggie
Williams, were married by Eld. F. J.
Barger last Wednesday afternoon at
the home of the minister, this city.
The bride is a dauguter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. K. Williams, who live near
Columbia and the groom is a son of
Mr. Hamp Bennett and is an indus
trious farmer. They have the best
wishes of many friends.
One evening last week, in Cane Val
ley, Mr. Jo Callison and MissFon
Hancock were happily married. The
bride is a daughter of Dr. N. M.' Han
cock, popular with all her friends, the
groom a son of Mr. Bruce Callison, a
very deserving young man. The cou
pie received a number of handsome
A Hero in a Lighthouse.
For years J. S. Donahue. So. Haven
Mich., a Civil War captain, as a light
house keeper, averted awful wrecks,
but a queer fact is, he might have
been a wreck himself if Electric Bit
ters had not prevented. "They cured
me of kidney trouble and chills," he
writes, ''after I had taken other so
called cures for years, without benefit
and they also improved my sight.
Now, at seventy, I am feeling fine."
For dyspepsia, indigestion, all stom
ach, liver and kidney troubles, they're
without equal. Try tnem. Only 50c
at. Paull Drug Co.
During the month of January and
February we will furnish the daily
Courier-Journal one year 33.00 the re
gular price is SU.00. Six montlis,S1.75:
three months, $1.00 Remember that
this holds good only during the
months of January and February.
Mr. S'.ni Banks and Mrs. Mary East
were married by Eld. Z. T. Williams
) one day last. week. Mr Bank's home
is near Mt Carmel and Mrs. East re
sided near Mt. Pleasant. It is our
understanding that the rites were
solemnized in Columbia.
A large feed barn which was the
property of Mr. G. W. Dillon, located
on what is known as the Triplett
property, near town, was burned to
the ground last Wednesday morning.
About eighty barrels of corn were
destroyed. No insurance, origin of
fire unknown, loss, $6.00.
About fifty joung people met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Lay last
Friday night and for several hours en
joyed themselves in social converse
and games. Several young ladies as
sisted the Misses Lay in entertaining.
Several couples from town were out.
Mr. John C. Eubank,of Cade Valley
and Miss Bettie Hare, of Coburg,
were married-in Jeffersonville, lnd.;'
one day last week. They are now at?'
home to their friends.
For Sale: One 80 H. P. Left Hand
Gardener Governor Steam Engine. "
9 2-t A. H. BallArd.