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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY JAN. 15, 1913.
THE BIG FRESHET.
Kentucky's Tobacco Crop.
3i IPIWII' Jp
Should Keep Name in Paper.
No busieess man in any town should
More Water in the Streams of
Adair County than Ever Be
STEEL BRIDGE, PLUM POINT, WASHED AWAY.
A heavy and steady raiii commenced
to fall here early in the night last
Sunday week and the down pour con
tinued, without cessation until Tues
day afternoon about five o'clock.
Russell Creek was two and a half
feet higher here than ever before
known, and all other water courses in
the county, even the smaller ones,
were out of banks and spread until
they looked like large rivers
All day Tuesday people were con
stantly moving from the square to
the creek, and many believed that
the bridge at thU place would not
hold out against the turbulent waters.
By two o'clock in the afternoon Tues
day the water had reached the bridge,
and before night it was runuing two
feet deep through it. It cut across
the bridge on both sides, and on the
far side much of the current turned,
which evidently saved the structure.
Wednesday the creek had fallen and
buggies, and automobiles and wagons
passed over the bridge.
At Plum Point, in this county, the
iron bridge, built seven years ago at
an expense of five thousand dollars,
washed away and lodged on an island
a few hundred yards below. It is es
timated that it will cost the county
one thousand dollars to replace it.
The bridge across Russell's creek,
one mile from town, known as the
Harris bridge, was in great danger,
but it was not moved, but the ap
proach from this side was disturbed
and there was a considerable washout.
The bridge at Milltown was chain
ed and saved.
Gradyville that was visited by a
flood June 7, 1907, escaped this time.
At this point there was no damage to
property, but below the town much
fencing was washed away.
Green river was higher than ever
known. The floor of the bridge was
washed out, but it was replaced
Thursday. Columbia was shut out
from all mails.
It is hard to estimate the damage
in the entire county, as many farmers
lost their fencing, and we learn that
many stacks of hay went with the
tide. It is also reported that thous
ands of staves were lost on Green
Cumberland river spread all over
creation, and without doubt stave
dealers lost heavily. The mails com
menced to arrive regularly last Thurs
day. The approach at the Burk Ford
Bridge was washed out.
Mr. J. X. Colfey, County Road En
gineer, says that it will take two
thousand dollars to replace the Plum
Point bridge and to do the the nec
essary work at the others.
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 r.ct 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 djspepsia, indigestion, all stom
ach, liver and kidney troubles, they're
without equal. Try tnem. Only 50c
at Paull Drug Co
Young man there is one thing you
cannot do. You cannot make a suc
cess in life unless you work. Older
men than you have tried it and failed.
You cannot loaf around the street
corner, smoke, tell stories and sponge
on someone else without making a
failure of life. You must learn a
trade or get into some honest busi
ness If you don't you will become a
m hronic loafer, and there is np place in
the world for loafers. The ripe fruit,
is at the top of the tree and you must
climb if you get it or some smart man
will pluck it from you. Do something
no matter how small or how low the
wages, it will be a starter. Help your
self and others will help you There
is no royal road to success: will, grit
and endurance are the qualities that
lead to it.
Circuit court will
open .next J&on-
1$ safe.. Jss;),
Capt. Dan Scnroer.
He is the State solicitor for the Sal
vation Army. He arrived in Colum
bia last Sunday morning-, attending
Sunday-school and church services and
took part in the song service, using
his cornet. Monday evening he de
livered an address at the court-house.
He came to Columbia highly recom
mended as a gentleman and a zealous
Christian worker. He and his co
workers go into the dens of vice and
by fervent prayer many are snatched
from the brans of the burning. He is
soliciting money to aid in the grand
work and our people are responding.
Woodrow Would Row.
Serene we stand on Jordan's strand
Our Canaan to recover;
Though William J. should cause delay
Woodrow would row us over.
we take' our
For fragrant fields of clover,
Should William J. Stand in the
Woodrow would row us over.
When divers try to feast on pie
And others stuff on stover
Or William J. our progress stay,
Woodrow would row us over.
Now Taftor Ted we need not dread,
Nor days of good old Grover,
Let William J. bring on the fray
Woodrow would row us over.
With craft and crew both tried and
Though storms should rage above
And william J. the Dickens play
Woodrow would row us over.
J. T. Jones,
A Great Business School.
One of the most famous commercial
schools in the United States is located
in our own State. It is needless to
mention the name because Bowling
Green Business University is now a
household word. Some of our most
successful men are the products of
that institution. The school is now
attended by students from both
Nortli and Soiith.
H!s 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 3 ou desiied '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, aud thousands have
been, why not you? John R. Barker,
of Battle Creek, Mich., is one of them.
He says, "I was troubled with heart
iburn, indigestion, and liver complaint
until 1 used Chambenain's Tablets,
then my -trouble was over." Sold by
Paull Drug Co.
Dock Bell, who shot at his wife and
was held in, the sum of one hundred
dollars, made the bond the morning
after the trouble and was released
from custody.. In last week's paper
we stated that Mr. Bell aud his wife
were not living together. That was a
mistake They settled their differ
ences some time ago and were living
together when the trouble came,
Next Monday will be the opening of
the Adair circuit court. Evidently an
immense throng of people will be in
town. We urge Upon those who know
that they are indebted to this office
to call and settle
The roads of the county are fearful
ly bad at this time.
Cumberland river was higher at
Burkesville than it had been since
1890. Itreaehed the square. It is
reported that stave and lumber deal
ers lost heavily.
There was no train at Greensburg
for several days. The railroad track
at one point between Campbellsville
and Greensburg, on one stretch, was
covered with watei four or five feet
deep, extending three miles.
It is reported from Greensburg that
Judge W. G. Howell lost thirty hogs
and six horses.
A great deal of damage was done
on Casy's creek, this county
A few famlies at Burkesville had to
move out of their homes.
On Butler's Fork, in the southern
portion of this county, farmers lost a
great deal of fencing.
It is reported that on Casey's creek
any number of stacks of hay went with
The Road Engineer, Mr. J. N. Cof
fey, will have the bridges in Adair
councy repaired as quickly as possible.
It will require some time to get the
Plum Point bridge from the bottom
of the river.
The approach to the Milltown bridge
was greatly damaged.
Rain and high waters kept people
out of Columbia last week. There
were but one or two traveling men
registered at the hotel and but very
few farmers showed up on. the square.
At the election of officers of the
Citizens National Life Insurance Com
pany, held at Anchorage, last week,
Judge T. A. Murrell, of Golumbia,
was made one of the directors. He
was a supporter of Charles D. Pearce,
who was re-elected President.
S M. Burdette will be here next
Monday circuit court, to buy mules
from 3 to 7 years old, sound. Bring
them to Columbia.
S. M. Burdett of Marion county,
bought six mules on the market last
week. He paid from S120 to 8170
Turning Away Positions.
Last week two calls for book
keepers; four or five for stenogra
phers: eight or ten' for commercial
teachers; about the same number for
combined book-keepers and stenogra
phers: and more than twenty for tel
egraph operators were turned away
oy the Business University at Bow
ling Green, because that Institution
had exhausted its supply of young
men and women who were qualified
for places. Our own boys and girls
had better take notice.
Change in a Firm.
Mr. Walter McCandless, of Edmon
ton, was here last Moncay and pur
chased Mr. Bruca Taylor's one-half in
terest in the grocey store which has
been conducted under the firm name
of Nell & Taylor. Hereafter the firm
will be Nell & McCandless. Mr. Mc
Candless has the reputation of being
a good citizen aud a fine business man
popular in his old home town, and. he
will endeavor to prove to the citizens
of Columbia that he is a gentleman
ortlo of their esteem and confi
dence. He has a wife and one child
and his famiiy will reach Columbia in
eight or ten days and will occupy Dr.
O. S Dunbar's residence on Pea
Ridge. In retiring Mr. Taylor desires
to express his gratitude to all those
who supported him in the business,
and to commend his successor to the
A little disturbance came up in the
count bastile last Sunday between
Robt. McWhorter, of color, and a
white man named Martin. McWhor-
jter was in a cell, Martin in the cor
ridor. Finally the darkey threw a
bottle at wartm, striKing mm on tne
arm- The bottle broke, cutting ase
very gash Dr. Miller, the jail physi
cian, was called and dressed the
From all accounts all of our adjoin
ing counties suffered more or less from
the recent flood. Green county far
mers perhaps suffered the greatest loss
in the way of destruction of fencing,
washouts and loss of stock. Many of
the yeomany in the territory will be
weeks getting their farms in proper
I- have a good, five year old mare for
sale. John A. Harrte.
Kentucky maintained in 1912 its rec
ord of the largest producer of tobacco
among the States of the Union. The
area of Kentucky land planted in to
bacco last year, according to the Bu
reau of Statistics of the Department
of Agriculture, was 441,600 acres as
compared with 345,000 in 1911 and
523,000 in 1910. The nearest approach
to Kentucky's tobacco acreage last
year was 1S7.000 acres in Virginia.
North Carolina ranked third with an
acreage of 179,000.
Kentucky's yield per acre in 1912 is
given by the Department of Agricul
ture as 7S0 pounds, as against 8S0
pounds in 1911 and 810 in 1910. The
total yield of the State, therefore, is
computed at 342,980,000 pounds in 1912
as against 303,000.000 in 1911 and 427,
2,")0,000 in 1910. Virginia was second
among the States in production of to
bacco as well as acreage, yielding last
j ear 112,200,000 pound North Caro
lina's output was 110,9S0,000 pounds.
No other State produced more than
The average price paid farmers in
Kentucky for tobacco December 1,
1912, is estimated by the Department
of Agriculture at S.7c per pound and
on this basis the value of the crop is
computed at S29,025,000. This com
pares with an average price of 7.7c per
pound a year before and a total valua
tion of $23,377,000 and an average
price of 8.4c per pound in December,
1910, and a total valuation that year
The following prepared by the De
partment of Agriculture, gives the
area,yield per acre production and val
ue of tobacco by types and districts
in the Burley belt and the Kentucky
Tennessee dark belt for 1911:
Burley 228,000 acres, 190,080,000
pounds, 11.0 cents.
Kentucky and Tennessee dark:
Paducah 100,000 acres, G2,000,COO
Henderson or stemming 105,000
acres 81,000,000 pounds 7.0 cents
Upper Green River 36,000 acres,
26,280,000 bounds, 6.5 cents.
Upper Cumberland 23,000 acres, 16,
560,000 pounds, 6.5 cents.
Clarksville and Hopkinsville 120,000
acres, "79,200,000 pounds, 7.8 cents.
On the above basis the total value
of the 1912 tobacco crop in the Burley
belt is $21,568,800; that in the district
$3,844,000: in the Henderson district
$3,SS0,000: that in the Upper Green
River district $1,70S,000: that in the
Upper Cumberland district S1,70S,000
and that in the Clarksville and Hop
kinsville district 1,066.000.
You Must Sign Your Name.
It is a well established rule of all
newspapers to not publish unsigned
communications, it matters not how
trivial the subject, and The News is
no exception to that rule. We
positively will not publish any article
sent us unless the sender's name be
signed The name is only wanted as
an evidence of good faith and is not
intended for publication, so if you
send us only a personal, sign your
name We have had several communi
cations of late without name being
signed to them and we have omitted
to print on the above account.
1 have fifteen head of sheep for sale
Ewes, Sel Bennett.
Mr. W. I Ingram was in the eastern
portion of the county last Saturday.
He states that the big freshet did not
do much damage on Casey's Creek,but
farmers along Green river lost heavily
in the wa of the destruction of fenc
ing and the washing away of hay. He
bas the whole of the Plum Point
bridge dropped into the river and
lodge about one hundred jards below
the starting point. He siys it will
require much expense and work to re
All accounts owing Milier & Miller
and' A. A. Miller not settled by Feb
uary 1st, will be placed in the hands
of an officer.
A. A. Miller.
The. new yearly catalog of the Bow
ling Green Business University is now
ready for distribution and is sent free
to any one requesting it. '
A great many tax-payers have been
before the Board of Supervisorsaud
others will be summoned.- Up to now
there .have been but few raises, the
board going by the last list which was
allow a newspaper published in his
town to go without his name mention
ed somewhere in its columns. This
applies to all kinds of business gener
al store, dry goods store, groceries,
furniture dealers, professional men,
and in fact all classes of business men.
This does not mean that you should
have a whole or half or even a quarter
page ad in every issue of the paper
but your name and business should be
mentioned if you do not use more than
a two line space. A stranger picking
up a newspaper should be able to tell
just what business is represented in a
town by looking at the business men
tioned in the paper. This is the best
pssslble town advertising. The man
who does not advertise his business
does an injustice to himself and his
town. He is the man who expects the
paper to do most of the boosting for
his town. The man who insists on
sharing the bus iness that comes to a
town but refuses to advertise his busi
ness is not doing his share of the boost
ing. The life of any town depends up
on the live, wideawake and liberal
businessmen in it. Corydon Republican.
Shippers Take Notice.
Quite a sprinkling of mast-fed hogs
have been coming to this market,
more than ever before so early in the
season; the crop is abundant and
there is trouble ahead for the swine
herd. Shippers must be honest with
their commission men, and above all
things avoid buying hogs for this
market that are mast-fed, or that
have had ANY mast. If shippers
buy hogs that are mast fed, or even
questionable, it will be to their advan
tage to advise their commission men
just what character of hogs they are.
The buyers will shortly refuse to buy
any hogs that are not guaranteed, and
in the event guaranteed hogs kill soft,
a reduction of 3c per pound will be
made, and if r commission firm knows
that hogs are questionable they can
doubtless sell these hogs to speculators
as mast, or questionable hogs with a
smaller discount. Louisville Stock
Since the parcels post went into ef
fect the mail order houses have doubl
ed their efforts to get business. People
at home should trade with nome mer
chants, but the home merchants
should let the public know what they
have in stock. They have the
medium at hand and if the would
keep their prices constantly before
the people, mail order houses would
not be so busy. There is not a doubt
the purchaser cau get better bargains
with their home merchants, but the
hnme meichauts must make their
business known. Our advice is trade
at home and with the business nfen
who invite you.
No mail was received here iast wee
from Monday until Thursday night at
7 o'clock. On that evening thirty
sacks arrived. Postmaster Coffey and
his two deputies, J. M. Russell and
L. W. Staples rolled up their sleeves
and dived into the task. By 9 o'clock
the post office window was thrown
open and the patrons of the office
were receiving their mail. That was
going some, and we venture the as.
sertion that quicker service has not
been reported from other offices whose
business were disturbed by the flood.
Grey Foxes S2.50, Red Foxes i5.w:
Minks $0.0u to 33.00 each: Coons $1.25,
and express. Send -iame of your ex
press office in first letter.
W. T. Iiodgeu.
Box 232 Campbellsville, Ivy.
Mrs. Margaret Taylor Thomas, a
very excellent lady, well known in
Columbia, where she has many
friends, has announced in the local pa
per her candidacy for school superin
tendent of Wayne county, subject to
the actio:; of the Democratic party.
Her qualifications are first-class, and
in the light for the nomination, she
will have the best wishes of her
Adair county friends.
If next Monday should be a fair day
Columbia will swarm with people. It
will be the opening of circuit court,
and people will be here, some for busi
ness1, others because they have been
summoned to appear, and many to
mingle with the crowd.
A tract of land, 40 acres,' 24
from Columbia, Ky., Address
Brase, Cairo, 111., R.JF. D. 1
The following marriage licenses were
issued from the Russell county clerk's
office during the month of Dec. 1912.
Daniel J. Roy to Miss Jennie Tar
ter. Luther George to Miss Olga Blank
euship. Elza L. Wilson to Miss Sarah A
Whittle. Herbert Barger to Miss Dora Con
over. D. C. Brjant to Miss Annie L. Crav
Lilburn E. Womack to Miss Golitha
JohnC, Gaskins to Miss 'Ada P.
Elijah Kelley to Miss Nancy L.
Leo Crege to Miss Vertie Malone.
Charlie E. Foley to Miss Lou E.
Luther B. Gosser to Mi: Ella A.
Fred Lawless to Miss Verdie Hig-ginbotham.
The Road Question.
Your editorial in the News of Dec,
25, 1912, looks good to a man riding a
high horse, but why should you, as a
leading man of your county, charge our
forefathers of being stingy old fogies,
the very people that give the principal
part of the support to the Adair Coun.
Now, we in this district, are advo
cates of good roads, but 9 to 1 are
strictly opposed to bonding the county
under any and all circumstances.
Issue bonds, build roads, build roads
and issue bonds, and bankrupt the
couuty in a very few years. We would
be in the shape that our sister county
of Taylor is in at this time. You say
many will oppose every move that
means expense. It is impossible to
change their minds. No appeals will
reach them, no emergencies can stir
their souls from away back in the 70's.
There were a few men in Taylor rid
ing high horses that had the same
opinion, but to-day most any old
thing can change their minds. Any
appeal will reach them, any emergen
cy will stir their souls. So it would
be with Adair if our magistrate should
vote to bond the county to build roads.
It would be the last term he would be
permitted to occupy a seat in the Fis
cal court. So we will say to prospect
ive candidates, lock well to your own
interests as well as to the county in
terests. We have a road tax of locts
on each $100 worth of taxable proper
ty, which is sufficient to build culverts
on all our county roads if properly ex
pended, j et we cannot get lumber to
build our culverts which are too dan
gerous to be safe to the traveling pub
lic We have a new road law and
what does it amount to? Our engi
neer passes over the roads once in 12
months, appoints assistants. They
are promised sutlicieut pay to keep
them mum, and the Engineer draws
In Ruder aud cruder times highway
men held up travelers and took their
pocket monej. Nowadays highway
robbery is conducted more successful
ly and with less personal risk. All of
the tax payers are held up simultane
ously and continuously by taxation
whose methods are as far ahead of
those of old times as the ligthening
express is ahead of the stage coach.
A. C. Wheelar,
Edwin Cravens and Jo. M. Rosen
Held, while en route to Russell Springs,
last Friday, met with an accident just
be end the ford, near the farm of Mr.
Soloraan Rojse. Russell's creek had
been unusually high, and just beyond
the crossing they drove into what
proved a washout. The horse went
clear under the water and it was with
gieat difficulty that he was released
from the buggy. Beth the young
men got wet and had to drive to Rus
sell Springs before they could get a
change of clothing
All notes and accounts are now due
and I need the money. Please come set
tle at once. It will save yuu a rfn or
W. L. WalRer.
On the Commonwealth Docket for"
the coming Ja'nuary Term of the
Adair Circuit Court, are twelve Felo
nies and one hundred misdemeanors
before the court, and on the Civil
Docket, are twenty eight appearance
suits, divided as follows, seventeen
Equity and eleven Common Law ac
tions. If you know of lawlessnps" eoing on
in the county make it a po... o go be
fore the grand jury which will be in
1 session next week.