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THE ADAIR JOUNTY NEWS
Mr. J. N. Bradley, our up-to-date
merchant is enjoying a fine
trade at present.
The protracted meeting that
has been in progress for the past
few days, closed Wednesday
night with eighteen professions.
S. B. Wade sold his farm on
Goose creek, to Miss Annie Wil
liams for two thousand dollars
Dallas Wade who has been
keeping bach on his father's
farm for four years is staying
'here with his parents.
Mr. Herman Ragle, of Font
bill, was here Wednesday.
Mr. James Ragle and wife who
have been living in Illinois for
awhile, returned to old Ken
tucky last week.
Mr. S. D. Foley had a narrow
escape from getting his leg
broken. He was gathering corn
and the mules became scared and
started to run. In some way his
leg caught between the brake
beam and a stump, and he is
suffering with it a great deal.
Mr. W. N. Owens is training
some horses again this winter.
Dallas Wade has been deliver
ing baled hay to Russell Springs.
Mr. H. T. Huber left for his
home in Adair county Thursday.
The health of this community
is very good at present.
Most people have gathered
corn and hog killing is taking
the day now.
Mr. J. W. Bradly, has moved
into his new store and is doing
good business. He is paying 30
cents per dozen for eggs and
has nice line of goods.
Mr. V. H. Brown, arrived
home from Illinois, where he
has been for about eight months.
A protracted meeting is in pro
gress at Fairview, conducted by
Rev. Huber, of Adair county.
They are having a good meeting,
have had twelve convertions and
good prospects for more.
S. B Wade, of Longstreet,
has sold his farm on Goose Creek,
to Mrs. Williams, for someth'ng
over $2,000 00 j
J. L. Gasklns, has stopped
buying beer staves at Russell.
Springs until after Christmas. j
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cessful in this part of the country.
Pierce Wilson, has moved
from the creek to Tom Wilson's
house near Fairview.
Mr. Cooper Austin- and Mr.
Elbert Smith, of onthill, were
visiting Russell Springs Wednes
day. Mr. Luther George and Olga
blankinship, werp united in
O E. Brown, is expected be
at home Friday, from his school
near Jabez, Ky.
Mr. J. R. Flanagan and Lucian
Lynch, of Eli, have gone to
Luisville and have good jobs
Mr. J. W. Flanagan, of Eli, is
-visiting his sick brother and sis
ter near Caintown, Ky.
The writer, had the pleasure
ci seeing a basket ball game
played at Russell Springs be
tween the Russell Springs boys
and Monticello boys, the score
being 31 to 0 in favor of Monti
cello. Mr. H, H. Foley, is busy' buy
ing fur. He is, paying a good
price for it.
Born to the wife of J. B. Wade
Everybody is getting ready
for Christmas and. expecting
Santa Claus with all of his presents.
Cay, -little son of G. L. Wol
ford, who was ill with pneumonia
is much better.
Eld Stafford, filled his appoint
ment at this place last Saturday
night and Sunday and Sunday
Mr. Stanley Bottom and Miss
Mary Mullinax, eloped to Jeffer
son ville, Ind.. the 14th, and
We understand that Mrs. Elza
Sanders, Campbellsville, iormer
ly of this place who has been
suffering from a broken hip for
several weeks, is still confied to
Messrs. Eddie and Mat Wilk
inson of Linnie, visited their
aunt Mrs. J. M. Wolford, of this j
place a few oays ago.
Eld. Chapel is holding a series
of meetings at Mt. Zion church.
We understand it will continue
until New Year.
Miss Mary Ross, who has been
at Campbellsville for several
weeks has come home for a
Mr. Wayco McKinley of Rus
sell Co. was in our town one day
last week loooking out a site for
a tomb stone factory.
J. M Wolford purchased of
Mr. Billie Waller of Campbells
ville five Duroc Jersey gilts, at a
consideration of $52.
Mr. Gorden TeJder, and Miss
Bertha Night, eloped to Jeffer
sonville last Sunday and- were
Miss Stella Stephenson of
Rowena, is visiting Miss Mary
Miller assistant teacher at this
Serves 'Em Right.
Early last spring speculators
began to "corner" eggs. Before'
the summer had passed they had j
placed in storage warehouses in
nearly a score of the larger cit
ies of the country approximately
500,000 cases. They purposed to
hold these eggs until the price
should be forced upward suffi
ciently to give them a good
profit over and above all ex-
penses. But these speculators
didn't reckon with the hen.
which kept on laying,- with the
result that, prices sharply ad
vanced, they soon fell owing to
the constant supply of fresh
eggs. Now these speculators
face tremendous losses-
Cornering eggs is gambling in
food stuffs. " Eggs are7 a princi
ple article of diet.. Probably
more eggs per capita are con
sumed in this country than in
any other part of the world
Such consumptions orffirs a good
opportunity for speculation,
yet pf all speculation gamb
ling in foodstuffs is mst repre
hensible. There i jiot one man
out of a hundred who, when he
reads of the enormous losses sus
tained by the men engaged in
this egg corner, will haye any
sympathy at all for" the losers.
Practically every person. will say
that it "serves 'em right."
Who Do Town Harm.
The men who do a town more
harm than good may be classed
as follows: First, those who op
pose improvement. Second,
those who run it down to stran
gers. Third, those who never
advertise their business. Fourth,
those who distrust public-spirited
men. Fifth, those who show no
hospitality to any one. Sixth,
those who hate to see others
make money. Seventh, those
who oppose every movement that
does not originate with them
selves. Eight, those who put on
J long faces when a stranger
speaks of locating in their town.
Ninth those who oppose every
public enterprise which does not
appear of personal benefit to
Teacher of Wilson as Boy Predict
ed His Election.
Joliet, 111. The happiest man
in Will county over the election
of Gov. Woodrow Wilson is John
c Baker of Manhattan whose
sister, Mrs. Mary Russell, was
Wilson's teacher when he was 10
years old. At that time, more
than forty year ago, she predict
ed that he would some day be
president. She did not live to
see her prophecy fulfilled, dying
three yerrs ago at Leesville, N.
C, at the age of 84.
She was a teacher at Tileston
school at Wilmington, N. C,
where Mr. Wilson attended as a
boy. As a token of his esteem
he carved for her a little fret saw
picture frame, which is now in
the possession of Mr. Baker.
She watched Mr. Wilson grow
to fame and with every advance
she changed the picture in the
frame When she left Manhat
tan she gave the frame to her
brother saying: "You will want
to keep this, for when he gets
tn be president you will be proud !
Mr. Wilson's father, the Rev. j
Joseph Wilson, visited the Baker I
home in Manhattan when Wood-!
row published his first book, and
said: "Well, I don't see where
Woodrow gets his smartness."
The president-elect still re
members his old teacher and
ately affirmed the story of Mrs
Mary Russell and the fret saw
One of the most remarkable,
and most hopeful, surgical opera
tions of the aire was performed
LfoQT1 r,- o1 nr w.
I " wan uciiiaiuiuu, wai.,uu cu-
nesday. The subject was Carlos
Endino and the necessity for the
operation arose from the fact
that beans were growing from
his head. After the usual an
esthetic had been administered,
the surgeon proceeded to busi
ness and opened the skull of
Carlos. " From the innermost re
cesses of his brain, such as it
was, the operator removed two
navy beans, one of which, in the
rich soil of the brain, the gray
matter of the subject, had
sprouted, and from it there
emerged the faintest shadow of a
bean stalk. The stalk is now
dead, and the two beans repose
There can be no question about
the fact The Medical Clinic re
cords it; the physicians confirm
it, and if doubt remains, "there
are the beans! But there is
much to be hoped for. The time
mav come when like surgical
operation may remove the foolish
bean growth of immunity from
the penalties of the law. It may
even come to pass that a surgical
operation may remove from the
brain pan of the politician his
basic belief that the people are
gulls always and under all cir
cumstances. Owensboro Mes
sanger. All Sorts.
Good lovers are good haters.
Dynamite is a good stump doc
tor. The grain should have ventila
tion. Teeth filed in time save the oat
The dairy harvest is seldom
When a man's down he thinks
it is all up with him.
Half the so-called failures in
life are really never-wazzers.
A thoughtless man loses a lot
of time when he hurries.
The well-made bundle is often
half the profits in harvesting.
When the new carriage is
bought see that a shed goes
The man who lives in silence
is sometimes found awake.
Diplomacy is often a knife in
the hands of the underhanded.
It takes a swift man to pursue
a successful career nowadays.
Some people are so fond of ill
luck that they run half way to
If it wasn't for the misfortune
some people would have a lot to
A wise man never boasts of
his wisdom. He wouldn't be
wise if he did.
Lazy men like to fish and hunt
fish for suckers and hunt for
As a rule the girl who is self
possessed can be induced to
transfer the title.
Age brings a man knowledge
of many things he would rather
Perhaps working a little less
and living a little more would
iron out the creases or. mother's
Good, clean men, free from
oaths or other bad habits, are
the pride of this country. Be
such a man. Help somebody
e!?e to be so, too.
Do not make it your business
to always be pointing out the
other fellow's mistakes. It is
just possjble he could turn the
tables on you.
To make a living is the first
obiect of education. Any edu
cation which fills the learner)
with hopes and desires, hut foils j
to enable him to realize them, is
false, and deserving of destruc
tion. What a Man Eats.
"If you wish for anything like
happiness in the fifth act of!
life," Sy ney Smyth advised
Lord Murray, "eat and drink a
bout one-half of what you could
eafc and drink. Did I ever tell
you my calculations about eating
and drinking? Having ascer
tained the weight of what I
could live upon so as to preserve
health and strength, and what
I did Jive upon, I found that, be-!
tween 10 and 70 years of age I
had eaten and drunk 44 horse
wagon loads of meat and drink
more than would have preserved
me in life and health! "The value
of this mass of nourishment I
considered to be worth 7,0P0
(35,000). It occurred to me
that I must, by my voracity.
J have starved t? death fully 100
persons. This is a frightful cal-
nnlofinn mi iriaioftVlT t-wim " !
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DOES SHELTER PAY?
Reckoning the Cost of Keeping Farm
Machinery Under Cover.
A correspondent of the Kansas
Farmer says that paper places undue
importance upon the necessity of
sheltering farm Implements and that
the cost of lumber and interest on the
investment in a machinery shed is
greater than the depreciation on Imple
ments as a result of exposure". The pa
"The average 100 acre farm is re
garded as having $1,000 invested in
farm machinery, including wagons and
buggies. It is our judgment that the
average Kansas farm has nearer $1,500
invested. We are confident that the
depreciation on farm equipment when
exposed to the storms is not less than
10 per cent per year. We are inclined
to the belief that it is 20 per cent per
year. We know that a 20 per cent de
pieciation will apply to at least a part
of the equipment.
"The more equipment exposed to the
weather the larger the depreciation in
dollars and cents. One hundred dol
lars will erect a first class machin
ery shed. If $100 is not available
$30 will erect a shed sufficiently large
to house in a very satisfactory manner
$1,000 to $1,000 worth of machinery.
The $50 shed will be smaller than the
$100 shod, and its use will require
some piling up-of machinery.
"This, however, can be done with no
cash outlay and with little outlay of
time and labor. If the depreciation on
the shed itself is 5 per cent per year
and the interest on the investment is
5 or 0 per cent per year there is still
a considerable amount In favor of sav
ing the 10 per cent or minimum de
preciation on the machinery.
'T does not seem possible that a
wide awake farmer would argue
against the advantages of good ma
chinery crtre. even though it be impos
sible for him to provide a machine
FLOUR BARREL COOP.
Cheaply Made and Provides Plenty of
Room For the Chickens.
Flour barrels make excellent coops,
roomy and cheap, says Farm and Fire
side, from which this article and illus
tration are taken. A little frame is
made for the front, consisting of four
pieces of board, the uprights O by 24
inches, and two cross
pieces, top and bottom.
2 by 20 inches. Fasten
frame to front of barrel
by wire, leaving open
ing for door.
Fasten it so that a
slide door eight inches
wide can be easily droj)
ped in from the top.
This door is made ot
one-half inch mesh eel
lar window wire, nailed
or stapled to strips ot wood. This gives
good ventilation and is absolutely ver
min proof. Cover barrel with old tin
roofing or spouting, so as to make it
rain proof and prevent the sun from
warping it. Of course a coat ot paint
will add to its attractiveness, but it is
not necessary for practical purposes.
Ituns of any size made ot wire netting ,
can be attached to the barrel, aud with '
netting over the top of runs the chicks
are safe from crows or the annoyance
of grown chicken- Bart els and runs1
can be easily moved to fresh ground.
The runs are made substantial by the
addition of a lew stakes driven into the
ground to v-;-jort the wire netting
CROFS AND CRITTERS.
i.'row more leguminous crop i
: a:ui keep animals to consume :
thi"" '. it5. Thi will build up :
, your bun aul increase the profits :
of your farm.
What the Lawyers Tell Us.
As a general rule, the owner of a
vicious animal who has notice of its
vicious character is liable for any in
jury committed by it and due to its
A person who. with knowledge that
his agent, in violation of his authority,
is purchasing goods for use in the
business of his employer, fails to dis
sent will be held to have ratified and
adopted the agent's acts. E. D. Keyes
& Co. Versus Onion Pacific Tea Com
pany (Vr.). 71 Atlantic 201.
If you sell food to a middleman,
who sells it to the consumer and the
food proves to be diseased to such an
extent as to cause disease in the con
sumer, then you are liable to the con
sumer for the damage to his health.
This is the decision of Judge Noyes In
the federal district court in New York.
A written contract should be drawn
and signed by both the landowner anr1
the renter when a rental agreement
Is consummated. This may avoid a
misunderstanding and prevent trouble.
An oral contract should be as binding
as a written agreement, but the oral
contract may be forgotten or its stipu
lations not f ally understood.
By C. C. BOWSFIELD
ter cannot be procured the fertile r
will need to be closely covered to i re
serve the nitrogen. The sawdust hel, s
to hold the chemical.
The use of a good fertilizer may ! e
depended on to add 50 to 100 per cent
to the productiveness of a plot tf
ground, and hence no line of activity
on the farm pays better than the prep
aration of compost.
While on this subject I wish to ure
the importance of having well rotted
manure if the plowing is not done un
til spring. It Is useless to plow int3
the ground a lot of half rotted strr v
just before seeding time. If the plo .
ing is done in the fall a coarse mau-e
has time to rot and nourish the sMl
before the crops are started. Coinm n
barnyard fertilizer is of great value t
field crops if it has not lost its nutri
tive qualities by long exposure to t .2
elements. It needs to rot In a com? ;t
heap for several months if it Is g"i"g
into the ground immediately bef re
seeding grain or vegetables. It is be t
to devote the fertilizer produced from
the poultry house entirely to the gar
den, while that coming from the live
stock stables may properly go to the
Not only is poultry house fertilizer
the most valuable that the farm pro
duces, but it is free from weeds, and
this is a strong point in its favor.
Much of the manure which farmers
use, especially that hauled from towns,
is full of the seeds of noxious weeds,
the growth of which causes a grct
deal of work besides damaging fieU
I y"" ' ' ' iti ' 'n"M'if-
He who farms just a little bet
ter than he did last year is on
the way toward the perfect way
of doing things on the farm.
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SHEEP IMPROVE THE SOIL
Will Help Greatly to Solve Problem of
The one great big problem in this
country is that of maintaining scis
fertility, and. taking everything into
consideration, the sheep is about tl.e
most valuable of all the farm animals
as a natural means of keeping up the
earning power of the fields.
No better fertilizer Is known than
sheep manure. 1 have noticed that
wheV'ver yon see a farm where shetp
have been kept for a number of year
you will find the soil in an excellent
state of fertility, says a Farm Progress
ANIMALS WITH "fiOLDES II00FS.'
corivsiHUidt'iit. Ehilioi-jtt soil test' 1
is not ueeu.-Miry before sheep mat
is applied to a t!d. It will help
le.st dirt, and it will muke :;?.. -out
ot land th.it has liwii worn t
iii.' srlwii over to pasture.
The help it give- the soil is ;.iv -
!;! and economically. It is t'i
one kind of fertilizer tlmt any farii.i
can manufacture on hi-, own acres
matter how poor and worn they art
A Hock of hej?p will take an ' :
field overrun by sprouts and ! vi -and
they will turn sassafras bu-. -ami
dewberry vines into wool, mur r
and soil stuff quicker than any o:'. r
animal could change them Into a 11 r
Orchard and Garden.
Late fall and winter pears should : r
be allowed to hang on the tree- :
loug. for some of theju become v : !
and grainy in texture and not fit t;
Prune out old canes of raspbc
and blackberries and burn them, i
the hills to three or four shoots. ( 1 :
vate and add some manure to the
Parsnips for table use will posse-- .
much milder and sweeter flavor It
ered with some sort of refuse r
where they grew and allowed to rer. 1
in the cround and freeze before usin
When the ground freezes applj a
cover of well composted manure on !':.'
asparagus rows, which will keep tl:
ground from freezing deeply and jn
vide plenty of fertility for next r
Belgian endive is n salad plant whi '
finds ciimi :je on the city mark 1
he plants are long and slender ; d
when blanched underground as It 1
rrrown ther iwc a li"'niflf::l v r
tilur and tjr.J v a gsi JNvor.. altln "'i
It L$ too bitter f.r some to enjoy.
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