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MT. STERLING ADYQCAT
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MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1911.
IHMgomery County Wins Old
Tax Case in Court of Ap
peals. Menefee county must pay its
part of the debt contracted by
Montgomery county for railroad
bonds issued by the latter county
when what is now a part of Mene
-fee county was a part of Mont
gomery. The Court of Appeals
reversed the judgment of the
Menefee Circuit Court in the case
of Montgomery county and others,
and directs that Menefee county
levy a tax to pay the bonds. The
action in the court belou was by
Montgomery county to enforce a
compromise agreement entered
into between Montgomery and
Menefee counties for the payment
of railroad bonds issued in 1853
for the Lexington & Big Sandy
railroad. Montgomery county ask
eJ'fora mandamus to compel a tax
levy to pay iiiteiest. In the court
below the petition was dismissed.
A part of Menefee county was
taken from Montgomery county
after the issue of bonds and the
court says that Montgomery
yt-ounty had a right to manage and
control the debt for all the terri
tory it controlled at the time of
the bond issue. The court says
that the action is binding on Mene
fee county and therefore the latter
must make a tax levy on its citi
zens to pay its part of the interest.
The burden will fall on what is
known as Slate precinct and will
work a great haidship on Jthe citi
zens living there, most of whom
are comparatively poor people.
The compromise agreement, inter
est and costs amount to over six
thousand dollars, we are informed.
In the lower court the case was
tried by Special Judge D. B. Red
wine, of Jackson, Ky.
$7.50 will buy $15.00 suits at
Death of Mrs. Alexander.
Mrs. Roy Alexander died at her
home on Jameson street last Tues
day, after a lingering illness of
tuberculosis. Mrs. Alexander was
a member of the Baptist church,
(nnd was about 26 years of age,
Wd was a kind and loving woman
7 ho was held in the lighest
esteem fc wlio knew her. The
funeral service was held at
residence Thursday, conducted by
Rev. W. J. Bolin, burial in
Machpelah cemetery. She is sui
vived by her husband and one
child, who have the deepest sym
pathy of their many friends.
, Cut Glass Tumblers.
'Special sale for this week. 10c
each for genuine cut glass tumb
lers. Now is the chance to get
nice glasses at the price of com
mon ones. The Fair.
Bear this in mind: There is nothing
in nn Insurance policy but you should
read with meditative care. That is,
J there is nothing in one which it's safe
for you to buy that cannot be scru
That is Hoffman's home base. That's
the point he starts from. Yon remember
how particular Shylock was about the
exact wording of the bond? But there
was a contingency he overlooked. It
was poiuted out to him. His bond called
for a pound of flesh, but it did not entitle
him to draw a drop of blood in the tak
ing of it.
There's many and many an insurance
bond a good deal like Shylock's shy!
The purchaser of it never discovers it be
cause he doesn't read it. But the policy
issued by the State Mutual of Massachu
setts is as plain as an open book. A boy
could understand it. It has no twists, or
quirks; no hidden meanings, no overt
motives, no afterclaps!
You ought to read one! After you've
done so, take it, or leave it. But read it.
It's the bone and marrow of honest Life
, "Insurance! You can learn more about
the real object of Life Insurance by read
ing one of the policies Hoffman will
show you than by any other means.
G. HOFFMAN, General Agt.
Mt. Starling, Kentucky
Attends Meeting At Court House
Wednesday Night and Much
Enthusiasm is Manifes
ted Relative to
It was clearlv demonstrated at
the Court House last Wednesday
night that a big majority of our
citizens are heartily in favor ot
brick streets. The County Court
room was packed and more enthu
siasm was shown at this meeting
than has been for a long time. The
meeting proved that our citizens
are public-spirited, are wide-awake
and heartily in favor of bettering
the conditions of this city.
Mayor Samuels called the meet
ing to order; Mr. Henry R. Prew
itt was chosen as Chairman and
Mr. Karl W. Senif was made Sec
retary. Mr. Bosley, City, Engi
neer of Ashland, was then asked to
address the meeting and toll some
thing about the construction and
cost of brick streets in his city.
He said that the cost of paving
material had advanced quite a good
deal in recent years, and that the
price bid by contractors per square
yard varied slightly according to
the amount of the work done;
however, he said that the work
done at Ashland last year cost $1.91
per square yard, including every
thing, and that he didn't think it
would cost any moie, if as much,
in Mt. Sterling.
As to the construction of brick
streets Mr. Bosley said lirst the
streets are graded properly and
rolled until a hard, oval surface is
formed and then six inches of con
crete is spread and allowed to set;
upon this a cushion of two inches
of sand is spread and then the vit
rifidd bricks are laid and rolled
with a heavy roller; upon this a
thin solution of sand and cement is
poured and washed down between
the crevices; after this sets the
street is completed.
Mayor Samuels then read some
letters from property owners of
Ashland and Huntington setting
forth the advantages of brick
streets. One of these letters was
from a gentleman who owns prop
erty here and ho said ho would
gladly pay his part if the streets
Messrs C. C Chenault, G. H.
Strother and John W. William,
who composed the committee that
went to Ashland and Huntington,
each then made a short talk on
what the people of those two cities
thought about their streets. Mr.
Chenault said that the people of
Ashland thought so much of paved
streets that it was hard for the
Council to let contracts as fast as
the petitions for paved streets
came in from the residents.
Mr. W. B. White then explained
the law governing "the paving of
city streets, which gives the prop
erty owners the privilege of paying
cash without .interest within thirty
days after the completion of the
work or paying in yearly install
ments of one-tenth per year with
interest at six per cent. Under
this pittu no hardship wouid bo
worked on any one.
Chairman Prewitt then took a
vote on the proposition of brick
streets for the whole town and
p" rybody in the room stood up.
With the permission of tho meet
ing he then appointed a committee
to circulate a petition among the
property owners and to present
same to the City Council.
Tho meeting was then adjourned
and all present left tho court room
heartily in favor of brick streets.
Just vyhat you want. We havo
it in staple and fancy grpceries.
Our line consists of everything the
S. P. Greenwade.
Dr. "W. B. Robinson and -..Miss
Carrie Vice were united in mar
riage Wednesday, March 1, 1911,
at the residence qf the bride's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Vice,
on iNorth Maysville street. The
ceremony was performed in the
presence of only a few relatives
and friends. The groom's brother
Rev. Robinson, officiating. Im
mediately after the ceremony the
couple left for a short bridal tour
Dr. Robinson has been a resi
dent of this city only a few years,
having moved here from Carlisle,
but his genial manner and strict
attention to business he has made
a world of friends and built up a
The bride is an attractive and
popular young woman, possessing
the many splendid traits of char
acter that go to make the home
life a happy one. The young
couple have our best wishes for a
happy, prosperous married life.
Everything the market affords.
Where? Vanarsdcll & Co.
Buy Knox hats from Walsh
Rheumatism Fatal to Little
Last Wednesday in Newport
little Florence O'Conncll, aged
nine years, daughter of W. B.
O'Conncll, former County Clerk
of this county, died with inflam
matory rheumatism. The re
mains were brought heie Thurs
day and interred in St. Thomas
cemetery. The little girl was a
beautiful child with a kind and
loving disposition and will be
greatly missed at the home she
had made so happy.
Mr. O'Connell's many friends
here sympathize with him in the
loss of his dear little girl.
Just what you want, We have
it in staple and fancy groceries.
Our line consists of everything the
S. P. Greenwade.
AVhile attempting to pass an
automobile near tho city limits on
the Maysville pike last week, their
horse became unmanageable and
Mrs. W. D. Henry and daughter,
Gladys, were thrown from the
busrgy but escaped without seri
ous injury, while the buggy was
completely demolished. The iden
tity of the occupants of the auto
mobile could not be learned, but
he is thought to be a resident of
Don't forget the Sock Social
Succombs to Heart Failure Last
Friday Morning at Mis Home
on Holt Avenue.
Our citizens were greatly shock
ed Friday moiling when it was
learned that Fielder Wyatt had
died at an early hour that morning,
death being caused by heart failure.
Mr. Wyatt had not been well
for some time, but his sudden
death came as a great surprise.
All of his lffe he had spent in
this city and was one of the best
connected and most widely known
men in this county, and had many
friends who will regret to learn of
his death. .
He was 52 years of age and is
survived by a wife and eight
children, among them being:
Misses Mary Blanche and Louise,
of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. Andrew
Wyatt, of Chicago, who has a
lucrative position with Armour &
Co., and Mr. Ilowaid Wyatt, of
this city, who is a popular and de
serving salesman tor Punch &
The funeral services were held
Saturday afternoon, burial in
Machpelah cemetery. The many
friends of the family join us with
much sympathy to the sorrowing
Do you know our motto? It is
"Everything Good to Eat."
Elks Elect Officers.
Mt. Sterling Lodge No. 723, B.
P. 0. Elks has elected for the en
suing lodge year the following
Exalted Ruler, R. G. Kern.
Esteemed Leading Knight, W.
Esteemed Loyal Knight, C. W.
Esteemed Lecturing Knight, C.
Secretary, E. W. Sen IF.
Treasurer, J. 0. Greene.
Tiler, C. W. Kirkpatrick.
Trustee, Samuel Turley.
Delegate to Grand Lodge, R. G.
Alternate, K. II. White.
Members Board or Governors,
G. D. Sullivan, L. II. Arnold and
P. D. Bryan.
Exalted Ruler Kern appointed
K. I. Cord, Chaplain, Thos. P.
Sutton, Inker Guard, and II. G.
Sells Highland Gay.
Bridges Bros, have sold their
grand old stallion, Highland Gay,
to James Gay, of Pisgah, Ky., for
a private figure. Ho is a great
sire and it is with regret that we
see him leave the county.
Miss Matlie Donnoliuc Who Died
in Lexington Sunday Will Be
Buried Here To-Day.
The many friends of Miss Mat
tie Donnohue were giieved to
learn of her death in Lexington
Sunday, March 5, 1911. Death
.was caused by paralysis.
Miss Mattie Donnohue was a
native of this city and spent all of
her life here until a little over a
year ago when she went to Birm
ingham, Ala., to make her home
witli her sister. For several
months she had been seriously ill
at a hospital in Lexington.
She had spent long years of
service in the Baptist church in
this city and was an untiring church
and Sunday School worker, having
done much good for her Master.
Her life was a noble and woithy
one and she was ever willing and
ready to help the needy.
For a number of years she
taught one of the highest classes
in our City School and was a much
loved and learned instructor.
In the loss of Miss Donnohue
the world loses an excellent Chiis
tian woman who was always pre
pared to say: "Loid, not my will
but Thine be done."
She was born in lb51, thus mak
ing her 57 yeais of age. The re
mains were brought to this city
and will be interred in Machpelah
cemetery this (Wednesday) aftor
noon at 2 o'clock. Services will
be conducted at the Baptist church
by pastor W. J. Bolin. She was
a sister of Chai ley Donnohue, of
Oklahoma City, Mrs. Nannie
Stafford, of Bhminghani, Ala.,
and the first wife of W P. Guth
rie, deceased. She was an aunt of
Misses Mary Willie and Alice
Guthrie, of this city.
To the sorrowing loved ones we
join their many friends in extend
ing heart-felt sympathy.
Be sure and attend the Sock
Social Thuisclay night.
$10 will buy $20 suits at Walsh
Just received a new line of Bar
ette's side combs and back comb-:,
10c. Belt Buckles, 25c; Ladies'
kid gloves, 50c and $1.00 a pair.
Don't forget the Sock Social
Buy the J. and M. shoes from
Our prices on engraved calling
cards are the lowest our styles
Advocate Pub. Co., Inc.
The Rogers Co.
Ttyt. Starting, JCantucki
Wednesday and TJhursday
97farch jtifteonth and Sixteenth
Jin Gxposition of jC actios' and Tfissos'
s?igh Class Wearing Jipparol
Henry Will Rcjectetl.
County Judge G. A. McCor
mick rejected Monday the paper
offered as the last will of Esq. J.
W. Henry, holding its provisions
to be inconsistent and indicating a
lack of testamentary capacity
upon the part of Esq. Henry at
the time he wrote the same. In
the writing offered, the decedent
undertook to dispose of his inter
est in the J. E. Henry farm,
which he claimed to own by con
tract with said J. E. Henry. This,
the latter denies; an appeal to the
Circuit Court has been taken and
the case will be a bitterly fought
Before Judge McCormick no
testimony was introduced upon
the question of the testator's men
tal capacity, it being limited to
proof of the execution of the writ
ing offered and the court's decision
was based upon the provisions of
the writing alone.
A Splendid Attraction.
"Mr. Bob" and other plays and
tableaux will bo the attraction at
the Mt. Sterling Collegiate Insti
tute Friday night, March 10th.
This performance was given
before and met with so much fa
vor that the public demanded it
being repeated. Performance
starts promptly at 8 o'clock. Ad
mission 25 cents. The proceeds
will be invested in a compound
microscope for the Science de
partment. Strange Find.
Last Monday night Mr. Fred
Weckesser, upon his arrival home
found a large basket on his back
porch coverad with a white cloth.
Mr. Weckesser opened same with
some trepidation, but was some
what relieved to find that the bas
ket contained only a communion
set, which had evidently been left
on his porch by mistake.
Mr. Weckesser has the set and
will gladly deliver it to the right
ful owner upon application.
Latkk It has been discovered
that the set belonged to the Bap
Your presence is most earnestly
requested during our
Spring Millinery Opening
on Wednesday and Thursday,
March 15th and 10th. This exhi
bition will be a fitting display of
all the latest and most fashionable
You Are Welcome.
Roberts & Mastin,
Mt. Sterling, Ky.