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I'UIILISItEr VKUY TnUKSDAY.
Subscription rates $1 a year or three
7ear8 in advance 82.
.1. E. Uurgher, Publisher.
Entered as second-class mail matter.
Jan. 9, 191H.
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" Cincinnati Enquirer 1.10
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Home and Farm 75
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Southern Agriculturist 75
There is one way, and one way
only, for the Democrats to re
main in power; by giving the
people after election what they
promised before election. The
people don't want excuses they
Men should say what they
mean and mean what they say;
and they should speak the plain
language of the plain people so
that all may understand. The
voters of the land have a right
to be treated honestly, candidly,
fairly and courageously. They
are entitled to that square deal
of which we hear so much and
see so little.
liobert J. Walker's report on
the tariff remains to this day the
greatest paper on that subject
In it he laid down this general
principle: "The highest rates
should be ou luxuries; the lowest
or none at all on the necessaries
of life." That should be the
basis of our revision of the tariff
to which we are solemnly com
mitted. The rates should be arranged
so as to produce the maximum of
revenue, while taking from the
i.l iniate consumers the minimum
of money in the shape of tanll
taxes. That statement may ap
pear paradoxical, but what it
proposes is perfectly feasible.
There is a maximum revenue
producing tariff rate ou each par
ticular item which can bo ascer
tained, and which should be as
certained. The moment the rate
on any article goes above the
maximum revenue-producing rate
the revenue begins to fall off, and
the more the rate is increased the
more the revenue dwindles until
it disappears entirely, and the
rate becomes prohibitive.
Such is the case with blankets
nine feet long, worth not over
forty cents per pound, an article
of prime uocessity on which the
compound specific and ad valorem
amounts to a tariff tax of be
tween 105 and 1824 Per cent.
Without going into wearisome
details, it is eufo to say that
three-fourths of all the tariff'
rates of the Payne-Aldrich-Smoot
tariff' bill are above the maxi
mum rovemio-producing rates
aud should be reduced at least to
u comparative point.
The truth is that the words "a
competitive tariff" are more eas
ily understood than the words "a
tariff for revenue only". "A
competitive tariff" is oue which
would give Americans the Amer
ican market so loug as they sell
ut fair prices, but would let in
foreign products if Americans
undertake to gouge Americans'.
"A competitive tariff'" would in
practice be "a tariff for roveu-1
mi i. -
ue." mo revenue can no in
creased more frequently by re
ducing rates than by increasing
The present tariff, if thorough
ly overhauled, could be made to
produce a great deal more reven
ue and at the same tune not cost
the tax-payers one-fourth of what
they now pay, for under the pres.
ent system where one dollar goes
into the federal treasury, four or
live dollars go into the pockets of
the tariff barons.
All the talk about the Demo
crats wanting to injure business
is absolutely preposterous.
What we want to do is to give
every man an equal opportunity
in the race of life, and not pam
per a few at the expense of
many. That plan would foster
every legitamate iudustry in the
land and injure none.' That is one
way in which Congress can aid
in reduciug the exceedingly high
cost of living, which is really the
most pressing, vexatious aud im
portant problem with which we
have to deal. What the people
demand is cheaper food, cheaper
clothing, cheaper necessities of
life generally, and any cuts in
tariff rates which do not accom
plish that are not worth the trou
ble and labor of making.
The world is full of fake ad
vertisers. Nearly every week
there comes to this office some
form of advertising at regular
rates, the bill to be forwarded
soon as work is complete and
copy of papers furnished in which
the advertising appeared. We
have bit- several times and rare
ly if over received one cent for
such advertising. The Times
now never takes any advertising
unless the advertisers are known
to be both reliable and responsi
ble. This step is necessary to
protect ourselves and our readers
Some Dersons encaged in char
itable and religious work after
being paid well for their services
boast of what great things they
have done aud are doing. After
being fullyvjmid for their often
times inefficient services, wherein
is due them any honor, glory or
further reward? In the judg
ment of the Times this new idea
is well worthy of considerable
Business failures last week
were only 287 as compared with
840 in the same week last year.
Where are those Democratic ca
lamity howlers of ancient days?
A Democratic victory has so far
failed to bring on the panic they
have always predicted in the e
vent of Democratic success.
and beliove; bim perfectly honora
ble in all business transactions and
financially able to carry out any
obligations made by his firm.
Walding, Kinnan fc Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials seat free.
Price 75o. per bottle. Sold by all
Take Hall's Family Pills for
Wolfe county is in such good
condition financially that no poll
tax was levied for this year.
Wolfe may be in good financial
condition all right, but how about
the condition of their roads;
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co.,
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
BY COMING TO
Loom End and GutPrice
Clothing, Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Suits and
Cloaks, Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats,
Carpets, Curtains, &c, at nearly half price.
COME AND COME QUICK.'
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After you obtain money by the daily earning pro
cess, it is wise to obtain intesesl upon it under our
Interest plan. Lay aside regularly during thisxear
part of your income. Make it productive through
a safe interest rate.
Clay City National Bank,
CLAY CITY, KENTUCKY.
When You are in Need of a Good
Set of Buggy Harness,
Breeching, Lines and
Plow Gear of Every Kind,
Call on or Write to
Scott & Lowry,
27 Lexington Avenue. ' . ' '
SSdSJamiMy Clearing Sale.
Twice a year we clean our stocks of everything that is classed .
as "Season Goods". Twice a year you have an opportunity to
buy thoroughly good merchandise at prices much lower thirti
regular figures and when that epportunily is presented to you
ut a time when you have 3 months use of these goods, you
owe it to yourself to take advuutnge of this great event.
MRS. J. W. WILLIAMS,,
Clay City, Ky.
See This Space Next Week.
IT RISES AWAY ABOVE
till other brands of flour with the
housewife who loves good home
made breud when she uses the
PEARL Hour. Its uniform (junli
ty and excellence never disappoints
her. It is the best all urounil Hour
on the market and gives your hret.d
that tempting and delicious tluvor
that always delights the 'over ot
good bread when you use the
i Ifode by J. ANDREW CAIN, Versailles, . Ky,