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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY JAN. 29, 1913.
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THE ROAD QUESTION.
The importance of good roads, their
great worth to every body, their
effects on permanent property values,
', their electrifying influence onthe en
ergies ofjpeople are so vital to thrift,
industrially, socially, morally and in
tellectually that no man, nor set of
men, will be allowed to appeal to prej
udice and passion without opposition,
to divert the minds of thinking people
from an honest, painstaking investi
gation as to means and methods of
securing them. Certainly the build
ing of such roads will cost money, and
as certain as any thing can be the
people oi this county are paying a
heavier tax on bad roads than they
would of necessity have to pay for
building good ones The difference
in method of paying is the blind that
blocks and deadens progress. The ex
tra power required to convey freight
er passengers over our roads compared
with similar distances where good
roads exist, the inconvenience and
discomforts, the wear, breakage and
cost to vehicles and stock can hardly
be estimated. The low price of lands,
the loss of so many of our enterpris
ing young men and the stagnant con
dition of business generally, are
traceable to the uninviting, fearful
condition of our public roads. Segre
gated from the activities and devel
opments of the most prosperous era of
the world, Adair county is paying a
tremendous tariff which is buried in
mud. Her hills and valleys are fer
tile, her waters sweet, geographical
position and resources good, and yet
no move to better public conditions.
The avenues of our commerce are mud
holes six months in the year, deaden
ing to laudable ambition and enter
prise. Public roads must be built at
public expense Many ways have been
tried, many failures as well as success
es have resulted. Some counties have
built, little by little, as means would
permit, not to create indebtedness.
Some have met the situation by pay
ing one-half of the cost, while the cit
izens directly on the roads would con
tribute the other half. Some yielded
their roads to corporations for the
purpose of making money from tolls.
Some, and of late man-, are issuing
bonds to run 25 years on a low interest
rate, and secure the roads at once.
Some, unfortunately, are doing noth
ing. Any method would be better
than we have, and while we believe
the fairest, surest and quickest way is
to issue bonds, get the roads and pay
for them annually, yet there are oth
ers who disbelieve. So far as we are
able to learn where good roads were
secured by bonds the immediate pros
perity and advance in property worth
have been a good investment, and the
people cheerfully meet their obliga
tions We see no good reason why
any county should refuse to improve
public conditions, and share in the
profits of advancements simply be
cause it must be purchased on
time. All the large industrial
enterprises, all the large corporations,
all of our thifty and growing cities and
our own beloved country is doing busi
ness on interest bearing bonds. The
greatest achievment in the develop
ment of the worlds commerce rests on
the bonds that secured the money for
the Panama Canal. Bonds to finance
shiping. by corporation and by govern
ments, bonds to secure money for wars
as well as for peace, bonds to develop
internal and external enterprises by
our go eminent have broadened the
avenues of opportunity and developed
thegreatest thrift and expansion of
wealth in the history of mankind If
good for the entire country, if whole
some on a large scale why not, for a
county and on a small scale. Later we
hope to give some figures that will
testify to the ability of this county to
issue a certain amount of bonds, pay
them off in a given time without
banrupting or cripling an individual
in it and secure from 75 to 100 miles of
macadan loads. The county that is
afraid to buy good roads at fair value
on reasonable time will prove too
timed to be inviting to enterprising
outsiders. Building roads is no childs
game. Their worth as well as their
cost is no trivial matter. We trust
that other good citizens will give their
views and that the proposition and
not men be d iscussed, An appeal to
prejudice or passion is nota high order
of discussion. No criticism of Dr.
Jones is meant when we say his poetic
eblutions are more wholesome than his
prose of mud advocacy. He is a good
citizen content and happy under pres
ent conditions Now, Mr. Wheeler;
younger but not wiser, seems much
distressed for fear that the Fiscal
court will immediately "bond her."
Now it does apper that his efforts to
prevent such a calamity comes from
a deep absence of information. But
that breezy and pathetic recital of
traditional history and prophcy from.
Mr. C. G. Jeffries certainly awakens
the tragic conditions to which all
these gentlemen claim a bond issue
leads. He also indicates that the pow
er is vested in theFiscal court As
to Mr. Wheeler's charge against our
road Engineer we have no defense to
make as we do not know his plans
neither are we well informed as to his
resourses applicable to the roads. He
has the liberty to inform you. To re
lieve your mind of fears and doubts as
well as Mr. Jeffries it is our duty to
say that the voters and not1 the magis
trates have the power to obligate the
county by bond issue.
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 lives'. 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. "It cured me of a dread
ful cough and lung disease," writes
W. R. Patterson, Wellington, Texas,
"after four in our family had d ie
with consumption, and" I gained 87
pounds." Nothing so sure and safe
for all throat and lung troubles.
Price 50c and SI. Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by Paull Drug Co.
S. C. Neat, who has just returned
from the city, where he has been at
tending the Fourth Annual Banquet
given by his firm, Otter & Co., reports
a delightful time. He thinks the
prospects for 1913 bids fair for a good
business in his line, ne also names
the following ones who have opened
up new grocery stores in Adair Co.,
all having bought their stock from
Otter & Co. through him.
Royse & Loy, Fair Play, Ky.
J. B. Burton, Purdy, Ky.
D. M. Moore, Garlin, Ky.
M. F. Swiggett & Co., Columbia, Ky
He also states Jie will be connected
with the firm of Otter & Co. during
the year 1913 and will appreciate the
patronage of the same old reliable
customers in the future that he had
received in the past, and for the same
guarantees satisfaction in return.
At'the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Moran, Jan. 21, 1913, in honor of
former's 51st birthday. About
o'clock the neighboroood began
gather in with well filled baskets and
about the noon hour one of the most
sumptuous dinners was served. The
afternoon was delightfully spent in
conversations and games. Those
present were as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Claycorab and
family, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Stotts and
family, Mrs Alice Jones, Mr. Creed
Stotts. Mrs. Edd Staples, Misse Eva
Bradshaw, Clarice Stotts, Ruth Stotts
Maraye, Mattie and Georgia Moran
Messrs. Roy Stotts, Acy Loy, Forest
Harvey, Raymon Moran and Paul
Parties indebted to the firm of Dis
Russell & Hindman for medical ser
vices and wishing to settle their ac
counts with the doctors will please do
so before Feb. 10, as said firm has
dissolved partnership and will after
that date place all their accounts m
the hands of a collector. All accounts
due said firm must be settled by that
time some way, as the doctors will
after that keep separate accounts
while they stih occupy the same of
fice Elsewhere in this paper will be giv
en the suicide of Will Ed Willis, Kid,
as he was called here The deceased
was born and reared in this county.
Bsfore leaving for California he le
sided in this place and was well
known to every body in Columbia.
He has many relatives in Adair county
Mr. O.iver Willis, of this place, Depu
ty sheriff of this county, was h i s
brother and Mrs. A. A. Miller. Colum
bia, hissister. While living in' Col
umbia Ed was of a jovial disposition
and had many friends
Elsewhere in the News my announce
ment for County . Judge appears. A
number of voters have already called
me out on the proposition of bonding
the county for road purposes. I de
sire to state that I am opposed to bond-"
ing the county for any purpose.
W. T. Otley.
Single Comb White Leghorn eggs
for hatching, 65c for 15. If by Parcel
Post, you pay postage. Book youror-'
der early as I will have only.a limited
Mrs. tfno. Nl Conover.
Butte City Youth Commits Sui
cide With Girl's Picture in
Special to the Union.
BUTTE CITY (Glenn Co.) Jan. 2
neanng the muffled report of a re
volver in one of the rooms of the'Dyer
hotel, Dr. Dozier and Chester Bailey
rushed upstairs to find Edward Willis,
a clerk in the hotel, lying on the floor
of his room dead. He had shot him
self in ,the head. The weapon was be
side the body, which was still quiver
ing when discoveied.
Willis' suicide is attributed to an
unhappy love affair. The object of
his infatuation, Miss Irene Crocker, is
now in New Mexico. She formerly
lived here with Mrs. J. T. Flagg, a
relative, and was employed in the
While Miss Crocker lived here, Wil
lis paid ardent court to her. After
she left, recently, he wrote her daily
letters and frequently appeared morose
when the mail failed to bring replies
as often. Yesterday morning Willis
got a letter bearing the familiar post
mark but did not appear the more
cheerful for its receipt. Shortly
afterwards, he was seen to enter Dr.
Dozier's room then return to his own
bed chamber. He carried a picture
in his hand and while walking between
the two rooms was seen to press it to
A little later the report of a pistol
was heard and he was found dead.
The picture, one of Miss Crocker,
clutched in his hand. The weapon
used was the property of Dr. Doizer
and it was to obtain it that Willis
had visted the physician's room.
Willis came to Butte City three
years ago. He was one of the most
popular young men in the town. He
leaves two sisters, Mrs. E. Roth, and
Mrs. Jack Price, and a brother,
Charles Willis, all residing near here.
No arrangements have as yet been
made for the funeral, pending the
possible holding of an autopsy.
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, atseventv. 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
January is now parsing from the
calendar ana the farmers of this coun
ty have not been disturbing the earth.
There has been but few days in the
entire month in which farm work
could be done and scircely a day for
Stenotypy is the new sjstem of
shorthand written on a little machine
called the stenotypy. A speed of
593 words a minute has already been
reached. The Bowling Green Busi
ness University is teaching this sys
tem in connection with Shorthand.
Grey Foxes $2.50, Red Foxes $5.00;
Minks SO.OO to 38.00 each; Coons $1.25,
and express. Send 'lame of your ex
press olllce in first letter.
W. T. Ilodgeu,
Box 232 Campbellsville, Ky.
New pupils are still entering the
Lindsey Wilson, one of the most
prosperous: years of this Training
school's existence is in session now.
The invitations to the Hunn Goff
wedding, which will take place on the
5th of February, fail to state whether
the ceremony will be performed at
the residence or the church. It will
occur at the residence.
Frank Karnes, who shot and wound
ed. Houston Rucker, some time last
year, was given a trial last week, the''
verdist of the the Jury being 850 fine.
The wet weather is
"Patent" Medicines Fill An Econo
The idea that people should be prac
tically deprived of the right to buy the
medicines they need, without first
hunting up a doctor, and paying him
for permission to do so, could only pre
vail among those ignorant of existing
conditions or whose judgment is war
ped by interest or prejudice. Civili
zation will as soon go back to grinding
corn in a mortar as it will to the days
or the old apothecary shop. Improved
methods, the great growth of popula
tion with a correspondingly increased
demand, have resulted in improved
methods of manufacture and distribu
tion, and"Patent"medicines represent
the most improved method of manu
facturing and distributing medical ne
cessities. To try to block progress in
this line is on a par with attempts to
block any other development which
follows out economic laws. National
A pocket-book containing one 20
dollar bill, one 10 dollar bill and six
5 dollar bills, and a check for $18
made payable to the undersigned and
signed by Geo. Herri ford. Will pay a
Black Jack with white points, 15
hands, coming 4 years old 6 choicely
bred Reg-Huriford Bulls, ol' enough
for service, will make special prices to
R. T. Baker,
Twenty.five Men in 48 Hours.
The good news comes from Bowling
Green that the Business University
there claims that it could put twenty
five telegraph operators in positions
within forty-eight hours, so great is
the demand for good men. This school
has just filled nineteen positions and
has seventy-three on their hands un
filled. , This looks good.
All notes and accounts are now due
and I need the money. Please come set
tle at once. It will save yuu a Hurt or
W. L. Walker.
All who are indebted to R. T. Mc
Caffree, deceased, are requested to set
tle the same with R. A. Waggener at
Mrs. Nona J. McCaffree.
Candidates are getting thick. The
best way for an aspirant get his name
before all the voters is to announce
through The News.
The young people about town are
making valentines and on the 14th of
next month the post-office will be
House and large lot, near the Graded
School,' also 30 acres of land 2 miles
The warm rainy weather is making
the wheat and oat fields look as pretty
and vigorous as the delightful days of
Nearly all of the tobacco in this part
of thecounty has been stripped and
ready for the market
The first of last week quite a numb
er of misdemeanor cases were dispos
ed of, the, fines being light, in cases of
I keep ou hands a full stock of
coffins and caskets, also robes;
hearses. Prompt service night or day.
45-1 yr ' J- F. Triptett,
A I have a good, live year old mare for
sale. jonn a. minis.
A tract of land, 40
from Columbia, Ky.
Brase, Cairo, 111., R.
F. D. 1
Thomas Melson, who shot and killed
Thomas Smith, on Melson's Ridee.
this county, twenty-four years ago, is
now a free man. Melson was only
eighteen years old when he did the
shooting, and in a day or two after
perpetrating the deed, he left the
country, going to Arkansas and after
remaining in that State seven or
eigno years, he went to Texas. About
two years ago he returned to his old
home in this county, remained a short
time and left. Just before Christ
mas he again put in an appearance.
The officers hearing that he was home,
went out and arrested him and he
was lodged in jail.
Last Friday his case came on for
trial and there being but few witness
es, it soou ended resulting in his ac
quittal. In another column appears the ad
vertisement of W. R. Myers and son
which speaks for its self. Mr. Myers
is too wellknown to our people to make
any proposition to the public that
would fall a particle below his state
ment. So when he announces that he
is in position to convey you and your
baggage to or from Campbellsville. in
safety arid on time, you need not
doubt his ability to do so. ne is
naturally a machinist, has had more
experience with automobiles than any
uuier man in cms section and in spite
of the outrageous condition of the pike
he has never failed to get in on time.
He has two large cars ample to handle
all the trade on the road but keeps a
small one for emergencies. He will
soon purchase an extra relief car with
capacity for 12 or 15 passengers so
there neednot be a doubt in the mind of
any one as to the safety and certainty
of transportation between Columbia
and Campbellsville. The days of the old
hack have passed. The jolts and long
time spent between the two places
are likewise gone. By the energy and
pluck, the public spirit of Mr. Myers
and son this community is relieved
from the worries and discomfort of
hack travel. That this section of
country will appreciate this advanced
step and support it in a most liberal
manner can hardly be doubted We
predict a profitable career for these
enterprising men and should it prove
otherwise would be a calamity to our
community and the traveling public.
If you are in favor of better roads,.
The News offers you the space for a
statement of your views. If you have
any plan you believe would stimulate
the building of good roads, give it to
the people through the News. You
may not be in accord with the editor
he is not seeking to force his opinions
on the public, but only to have the
thinking citizens of this county take
up this question and bring from its
discussion some practicable plan of
road building that our people will ac.
Eggs for Hatching.
It is a true saying that ''The Hen
that lays is the Hen that pays " I
have two breeding pens of S. C.White
Leghorns. You can't beat them for
steady layers, you will hud no better
bred Birds in Kentucky than I have.
They are egg producers. They are also
fit for the show. I have no reputation
as a "'chicken man" to sell you at $3.uo
to $5.00 a setting, but can furnish a
limited number of eggs from above
pens at 5 cents each. That is the net
value of the eggs leas the reputation,
if by Parcel Post you pay Postage.
If you will want any of these eggs let;
me book your order early.
J. O. Rvissell,
From what we can learn there will
be one of the largest tobacco crops
planted that has ever bee" set in this
county. Many who have been raising
burley will try their hand on the dark
this year as most of the land in this
county seem best suited to the heavier
grade. Theu. many are experienced
in grow ing dark tobacco and can get
better money out of it.
Mr Dudley's article on the road
question has the right ring to us, and
many of our good citizens have com
plimentedit. Are there others who
want good roads and who would be
willing to help build and help pay for
2) 1 . 5 0 t O 5) 2 . O (J
W. T. Hodden.
I keep on hand an assortment of
Spectacles. If you need glasses it. wl
Dav vou'to see me. vj" '
J. P. Beard.
Bank of Columbia Elects Officers.
At a meeting of the stock-holders of
the Bank of Columbia, at its banking:
house on the 14th inst., the following
directors were elected for the ensuing
W. W. Jones.
R. F. Paull.
T. P. Duabar.
Jno. W. Flowers.
Whereupon a meeting of the Board
of Directors was called and the follow
ing officers elected:
W. W. Jones, President.
R. F. Paull, Vice President.
James Garnett, Vice Presideut.
John W. Flowers, Cashier.
Jo S. KniHey, Asst. Cashier.
W. R. Squires, Asst. Cashier.
From the Directors of the bank, we
learn that the past year has been one
of the most successful in the history
of the institution. Perfect harmony
prevails among both stock-holders and
Directors, due from the fact that the
management of the institution has
been altogether satisfactory.
Sandusky and Compauy who started
business on a small scale in this town
a few years ago have kept the faith
and kept constantly at it until to-day
they represent one of the most pro
gressive and substantial business in
dusty within this part of the State.
Being active, conpetent and rigidly
honest they have added to their plant
from time to time until they have
one of the most complete wood work
ing plants in the entire country.
Just now they are puting in a saw
outfit which will be first class in every
particular and within a few days will
be sawing at the rate of 10 thousand
feet of lumber per da v. Their plan
ing machines are kept busy and they
are in position to fill most any size or
der on short notice, besides finished
and rough lumber they furnish sash,
doors, blinds and all needed material
that is needed in the construction of
a building. They are always busy and
desire to be.
I can furnish a complete Newspaper
and Job outfit at a remarkabley low
price. 1 have the press, type and all
necessary materials for a good plant.
The outfit used to print The Specta
tor and the Feese Job Office when com
bined will make strickly a first-class
country plant. I have both and will
sell io cheap that it would surprise
any one. who knows the worth of
printing machinery and material.
' C. S. Harris
The road between Columbia and
Campbellsville is in its usual bad
winter condition. This road is one of
much worth to the t.vo towns and to
both counties and while it ib a tole
road it is the duty of the company
owiiii.' it to keep it in good condition.
Much heavy traric goes over it but all
the same the tolls are collected, ample
as we understand, to justify a good
road. It is not our purpose to com
plain too much but under present con
ditions feel that if this road was kept
m good condition we could rejoice a
little, certainly it will be better next
If you are indebted to this office
please come in and square up. You
may owe but one dollar and may say
that won't cripple the office. 'True if
only one dollar you would be correct,
but you must remember that there
are hundreds who tae the same view
and do as you do, which makes it a
burden and hard on our business. It
costs 5250. per month to keep The
Newb off the breakers, and this must
be paid promptly. We need jour dol
lar, we need every dollar due, and
trust you will come to our relief.
The Hart County Herald makes the'
follow ing statement which bears out
the position taken by The News:
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 21 Statistics
made public by the State Road Com
mission show that the State of Ala
bama has been reimbursed fully for its
expenditures previous to two years"
ago for good roads. Increases in pro
perty values along the improved high
ways has made higher assessments
possible and increasing developements
has at the same time added many
names to the tax list.
Mrs. Harriet Yaughan, who lived
with her son, Bud Yaughan, near
town, and a very old lady, died this
(Tuesday) morning at five o'clock.
Circuit court will continue through-. a'
out this week. - -4f
... Born,, to the wife of E . K. - Sparks, "
Jan. 24, a boy. Mother ...! child do
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