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VOLUME XXVI.
MT. VERNON, ROCKCASTLE COTJNTYj KY., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. 1912.
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All "Wool Clothes
TASTE and good judgment are both served when you buy
Clothcraft Clothes. The fabrics cover an attractively wide
range. TJieir style is pleasing and distinctive Their fit is accur
ate and satisfying. Combined with all this they give an unusual
degree of wear and service. .,. . .
For th's the fact that they are all-wool is the price, and we can safely recommend
larca? v responsible. But there is also the
expert workmanship which insures de
pendable tailoring, lasting shape, and that
quality, which with ordinary care and press
ing, keeps theui J.oojvng fresh and dressy
to the ejul.
Remarkable values are Clothcraft Clojtf js
at $10 to $25. We've never seen better at
them to vou with our personal guarantee.
In addition, you have the makers' signed
guarantee in the pocket of every Cloth
craft Coat. Buying Clothcraft Clothes is
a safe and sane proposition for you.
Think it over and come in anil see what
we have for you in these clothes at $15,
$1$. tffltJ .8?0.. "' '"
As promised in the ! .st issi. 'of this paper, we submit statistics
lo sh jv the taxable valu;. ion ul ..lie property of this county, the law
relating to the levy of p 11 tax unci to the issuing nd payment of
b mds, and statistics relating to those who pay the taxes of tiie
county and those who have been furnishing the labor with which the
toads hu.o been worked under the present system of road working
In case the proposition to change the system of constructing
a id maintaining rouds irnvts wih the approval of the voters of the
v.iunty at the special olection called for Oct. 2Gth, the system of
r ad working will be radically changed, resulting, as Ave hope, for
the better and ultimately riiding in a splendidly built and equipped
system of roads in this county.
Under the present system of working the roads, all able bodied
male persons between the ages of IS and oO, not citizens of incor
porate I towns or licensed Ministers of the Gospel have to work si.
days in the year on the roads and more if the emergency require?,
and the taxpayers have been paying about S3.00U, annually for the
purpose of painu for the hauling, tools, material lor culverts, black
smithing, and other incidental expenses, these expenses being paio
on sworn statements of the Overseers. Hence, it can be seen that
the roads have been kept in repair principally bv labor of the labor
ing class of the citizenship of the county.
On examlng the Assessor's list we find that the male citizens
of the county over 21 years of age numbea 2.787. Of this numbei
1.057 pay poll tax only and do not pay one cent of property tax.
Under the present sjstem these men give six days free labor, and
more if necessary, to the county each year. Under the proposed
syhtem they would not pay one cent. The Assessor's list also dis
closes that 517 men pay tax on $100. and less an average of $55. 0L
worth of taxable property to the man. Under the proposed system
they would pay only 11 cents additional tax each per year, and under
the old system they give the county six days labor each year, which
is well and reasonably worth $100 per day. The Assessor's list
further discloses that, we have 615 men in this county who pay on less
I than $300. and over $100. worth of taxable property an average to
each man of $225 00. Under the proposed systm they would pay
45 cents udditional tax each per year, and under the old system
they give the county six days free labor, and pay, of course, their
part of the levy for road purposes.
I Attention is specially called to theso three classes, for the reason
uiiuL ib una onen nrgnuu uiuccuraiuiy tuau u uitj proposeu system
prevails they would be oppressed because of increased taxation. 1
stale with emphasis and the foregoing facts bear out the statement
that the above named classes of citizens of our county are now being
oppressed under the present system, and will be granted a reliel
needed, both to themselves and the county, in case the new system
preva-ls. These men as a whole, numbering 2,189, who are the
smallest tax payers in the county, under the present system give
to the countv six days of free labor to the man. at SI 00 per day, or a
total of 13, 134.00. Under the proposed system there viH be 1.057
who will not pay one oent nor gtvo to the county any free labor; ol7
will pay a total of $5(1.8? and Q1& men will pay $333.73, making the
highest amount of additional taxes that can bo collected off of the
above number of tax payers and citizens, only $390.50 per year.
Under the present system, the laboring class of our citizens bears the
burden; they perform the labor and a great many of them do not
use the road to any extent, own no prcperty and are not perspnallv
interested in improving the roadj If the system is changed und
good reads are built "in the county, they will only pay $390.50
annually, a saying to thjs cla.-s prne.n jn ffoe. way of fobm. of
S12,7.l3:5P paph VW,
There are P9.8 taxpayers who pay on ainoufltsin excess of $300.
Those who own property in excess of $3fJ0., and the corporations of
the county, including the railroad company, will pay for building the
roads and all the people of the oourjiT will reap the benefit of them.
The assessed valuation of the ontire property of the county for
taxation this year is $3,482,565, itemized as follews :
Valuation of property of the county, $1,763,055.00
Louisville and Nashville R. R. Co ,
tangible and franchise valuat'on 1,039.255.00
thf Vlflnrlc T'Itovo ic rn nvftt'icinn rf Ifinr flint -ill nnt-Vinriia !.-.
$3 TO THE VOTERS OF ROCKCASTLE ment to the sheriff of any per cent or amount, whatever, lor eol"
PS ff lfirrtini' tlip '2D rfnt with urliinh tHr. honrl :ir tvm1 Thu C,.n. ..
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Appeals of Kentucky recently held that where a levy was m ide for
a specific purpose, the sheriff collecting the ta under same could not
be paid for his services any amount out of that particular fund.
We have examined tht- sheriff's settlements from lSiMJ in t.lio
present, covering a period of 22 years, and find that there has been
actually spent in casti on the roads ot this county, to say not.ung ur
the fr.ee. labor, $61,0(50.19 It will be a conservative estimate to say
that in eight years longer wo will have paid out on the roids of this
county, in actual cash, a sufficient amount to raise this exoei diture
to $120,000 00 Had the taxpayers and citizens of the emm y
looked to their best interest in 1890 they would have Voted upon
themselves a bond issue lor the purpose of improving the road system
and building turnpikes in fie county, and. woual have, all the time
since and now, been blessed with good roads in the county, but as it
is, the aboveamounthas been expended with no good results, leavin
the roads practically in the same condition as th y were 22 years ago!
In the way of labor there has been extended uoou he roads. :on-
servatively estimated, in the past 22 years, about$22o,o0o 00. With
all of this expenditure of money and labor under the present system,
we are right where we started, so far as building up a good road
system in the county.
The question bus also been asked, how wi'l these bonds be sold
Already the County Olerk and Fiscal Court have been receiving 111
linries from banks, trust companies and other moneyed institutions
is to the sale of the bonds. It will b no trouble to sell them at 5
per cent, and the money re.eived will be brought to Rockcastle
countv, the labor employed in building the pikes will be Rockcastle
county labor and practically the entire sum wtll be expended in the
county, so that wo not only have the roads but also have the money
used in building them.
The question may be asked, how mu3h pike road can be built
with the money realized from the bonds. It is claimed by expeii
meed pike builders that pikes can be built where a large contract is
.jivon. at a much lower price, estimated by them from twelve to six
een hundred dollars per mile. The law requires that contracts le
et to the lowest bidder, after being advertised as provided by 1a..
m the plans and specifications furnished by the state. Theseplans
md specifications are made up by the authorities at Frankfort and
.refurnished to the county, engineering and all, free, which means a
great savirrg to the county, as engineers usually charge for their
services $loo per mile. It is sufficient to say that with these prices
there could be budt with the amount of money, pik enough to bene
fit every section of the county. The Fiscal Court, by a recent order,
after being petitioned by the voters of the county, directed that in
oase the bond issue carries, an equal amount be prorated to each
magisteri il district, with the provision that the roads be constructed
systematically.
The belief that this movement is for-the betterment of our
'ounty, financially, educationally, and in every way, is the incentive
for our activity and interest in the causu C C. Davis.
Chairm'n Good Roads Ass'n.
The undesigned having beenapp inted a committee, at a recent
meeting of the Good Rotds Assoeiatioa, for the purpose of compiling
the law rolating to the issuing of bonds and statistics; showing the re
sources of the county relating to its taxable valuation, statethat we
assisted in the preparation of the foregoing article, and that it con
tains a correct statement as to the statistics relating to the taxable...
valuation of the property, also- statistics showing amount of money
spenCdurihg the past 23 years upon the roads, including an estimate
of the value of $ free Iahor which has been done upon the roads.
We alsQ-qgrea with the spirit and sentiment of the article and state
that we most heartily approve the movement, believing that the in
terest of our county win be best served by a change from the old
militia system of road working to one of constructing and maintaining
roads by he more modern and progressive system of taxation
E. S. AuuMtflT E. R. Gkntry
C. O. Wiwjams t. J. Nicely
j, W. Brows l. w. Bhcburcu
E. B. Thompson.
The Biggest $18,50 Suit Vfllue you ever saw
4130, The Clothcraft Blue Rerge Special
SUTTON & MCBEE
The Clethcraft Store
iniODlIEAD.
visit to Junction City. Miss Eva
Albright was in Pono, Monday,
H. L. Tharp was up from June- trying for the school over there,
tion City, Sunday, between trains. She was very successful and will
The -Little Misses Hattie Ma - leave Sunday, and will begin her
den and Elizabeth Stamper of school Monday. Mrs. L M.
Lebanon Jet , were visiting Little Brown, of Louisville, is with her
Virginia Lee Painter at her grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G
parents, Mr.and Mrs. G. E. Painter
last week. Mr. and Mrs. F. L.
Durham and little son, Austin
Sparks, were with home folks
from Saturday until Monday.
Miss Judith McCnll. of Maretburg,
is with her sister, Mrs. J. T Al
bright, this week. J. N. Mario w, day and Wednesday. Mr. and
Charles Soard and Charles Rash Mrs. J. M. Cress, of Peachens-
imtn, tor a fpv weeks Mr. and
Mrs. O. A. Frith attended the
funeral of her brother-in law at
Livingston Mrs. M E Wilmott
is very sick this week. Mrs. Josh
Wilson, of Crab Orchard, was the
guest of Mrs. J. F Watson, Tues
BURR
Western Union Telegraph Co
Aamg iSxpfPfQ Company
Tjiree' Bahjcs ..'. . .. .
Pullman Palace Car Co '. '. .
The Telephone Cempanies
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were up from Boston, Sunday.
Mr. Allen JEliatt and daughter,
Miss Minnie, attended the baptiz
ing hear Hiatl, Sunday. Miss
Lizzie Gentry was down from
Mt. Vernon, Sunday. Governor
Frith left last week for Tellico
Plains, Tenn ,where he has a good
position. Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Boyd have returned to their home
in Corbin. They were accom
panied home by his sister, Mis
Delora . John Sigman has re
turned home after spending a
-week in Corbin and Middlesboro
G, S. Durham was at home Sun
4ay Mrs. L. B. Hilton, of Stan
ford, is spending a few days with
iier parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Cass, and with her sister, Mrs. J.
M. Roberts. Mis.- J. T. Law
rence was up from Gum Sulphur,
Tuesday. W. A. Tyree left last
week for Flint, Ala. Mrs. Charles
"JLyous left Tuesday for a few days'
ville, were in town Wednesday.
Mrs. John Robins has been very
sick for the past week. Brack
Durham was in town Wednesday.
A. J Pikeaud his brother Ben,
of Oklahoma, were In Knoxville
last week. They are in Pine Billi
and Livingston this week. Mr.
and Mrs; J. B. Pike and Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Hamra attended the
funeral of Robert Pike at Pino
Bill, Wednesday. John Sigman
was in Corbin, Saturday, to bear
the Hon, T7. Q. Bradley speak.
. A. M, Storm, of Corbin, is visit
ing his father, I. Ifc. Srorm.
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Biliousness is due to a disordered
condition of the stomach. Cham
berlain's Tablets are essentially a
stomach medicine, intended es
pecially to act on that organ,
to cleanse it, strengthen it, tone
and invigorate it, to regulate the
liver and to banish biliousness
positively and effectually. For
sale by Chas. C. Davis.
Misses Clarice Hotik and Birfle
Chandler, of Maretburg," visited the
now Chestnut Ridge school Fri
day. The girls all wentv on a
chestnut huut, and Misses Mary
and Katie Kain joined them, they
had a spelling match, and Mrs.
Sam Chandler gave out the spell
ing. Chestnut ridge certainly has
good spellers. Mrs. A. J. Gentry
and children have been visitii.g
Mrs. W. C. Thomason. Mr. Wil-
bum Chestnut has finished the
house be has been building for
Mr. W. C. Thomason. Mrs..
Hiram Kurd's baby is very sick, it
is not esf peoted to live, t
Mrs. George Chjlders visited
Mrs," Steve Burdine Sunday.-
Misses Katie and Mary Kain
visited Miss Nannie Taylor, Mr,
George Bell is at home, on ac
count of sickness but is improving.
Mrs. Julia Falin has been sick,
but is belter at this writing. Miss
Gracie Fredricks fell from a swing
Saturday and was very badly hurt
If you want fresh bread or buns
call on Mr W. M. Owens.
FORTUNES IN FACES
There's often much truth in the
saying "her face is her fortune"
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By p. recent decision of the State Boayd of Asseament and
Valuation, tlio franchise valuation of the Railroad Company was in
creased in this county by 033,700,
There is no guessing about these figures. They aro taken from
the recapitulation sheets and the certified values of the franchises of
the various corporations, made to the County Court Clerk by the
Auditor of Public Accounts.
Now, if the proposition to issue bonds carries, how can we, under
the law, pay for thorn ? Paragraph 20, Acts of 1912, page 319. reads :
"If bonds are sold to enable the Fiscal Court to build or coiLitruut or recon
struct or niaiiitttin rouds the Fiscal Court shall levy a tx not exceeding 20 cts
on the one hundred of the assessed valuation of said county, wluih shall be col
lected as other county taxation, and appropriated asfol'ows; (Firsti To the pay
ment of the interest o'n the bonds; (Second) The balance to be placed to the
credit of a sinking fund for the redemption of said bonds."
Twenty cents on the hundred dollars of the assessed valuation
would amount to 0,905 18 aunt ally. The interest on the bonds for
the tirst' year, if issued and sold all at once, will be 4,000.00, leaving
a balance of SS.J'GS.lS to.go into the sinking fund for the redemption
of the bonds. Paragraph 25 of the same Act, page 318, provides :
"Said bonds to run not more than 80 years and he redeemed within that time
attho plensiireof the court, and to be sold atnot less than par value."
It can be readily seen that as the sinking fund increases we are
auth rized under the law to redeem such of the bonds as we are
able, any time at the pleasure and direction of the court, thus
decreasing the amountof bonds, and as the principal is decreased the
interest will likewise decrease, leaving more money each year to be
apolied to the redemption of the bonds. With our valuation, with
the zO cents authorized by law, the bonds can be redeemed easily.
You will note from the law quoted, that the only levy for the
purpose of paying bonds and interest thereon is 20 cents on the hun
dred dollars valuation. No poll is provided-, hgnpe UQ poll tax can be
jeyipd against thptaoe payer for- this purpose It has been argued,
however, that th poll would he greatly increased, for the reason that
when our court house was built? the poll tax was increased. That is
true, hut they were operating at that time under a different law
entirely. Since then the new Constitution of Kentucky has been
adopted, and unde,r it taxes are levied principally on property and not
on the head. Seotios 180 of the present Constitution provides :
"The General Assembly may authorize the counties, cities or towns to levy
a poll tax not exceeding $1.50 per head."
This section of the Constitution is quoted to show that under no
condition nor for any purpose can poll tax exceed 1 50, but you will
note that the law quoted, providing for the payment of bonds and the
interest thereon, issued for the purpose of constructing and main
taining turnpikes, provides for a levy of only 20 cents on the hundred
dollars of taxable property and does not prcvide for a poll tax.
Therefore, under the law no poll can be levied for the purpose of
paying the bonds and the interest thereon.
The Fiscal Courts atra meeting, Sept 12, 1912, made an order to
the effect that if the proposition to issue bonds for the purpose of
constructing turnpikes in the countv carries on Oct. 20th, in the
future tho sections of road where pikes will not he built are to hej'
maintained and kept m repair by taxation, and free or muUia labor j
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