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93 Aw of Grass Land
Well fenced, with plenty of good
stockwater, situated on Spencer
pike, about 5 1-2 miles from Mt.
Sterling. Also house, yard and
large garden will be rented at
same time; also 2 acres of bot
tom land, to be cultivated in
corn. Above property will be
To be offered for rent
'January 20th, 1913
at the Court House Door, in Mt.
I. 11 lea
I Country Homes I
I Modern Lighting I
I Heating and - I
I Plumbing I
I It cost you nothing to have us make you ? 1 I
I an estimate m
I Chenanlt & Orear j
ffiurley Coose eaf jffouse
MT. STERLING, KY.
This house is owned and managed by Farmers and run in
the interest of tobacco growers. We can sell your tobacco
as high as any market, because all the big manufacturers
will have buyers on our floor. Experienced men employ
ed to handle your tobacco to the best advantage.
You Get Your Money
the day tobacco is sold. Give us a trial and you will be
satisfied not only with courtesies shown, but with the price
your crop brings.
Sales Every Other Day.
Burley Loose Leaf Co.
Jno. H. Blount, Secretary Asa Bean, Manager
B. F. Mark,
SPECIAL ROUND-TRIP FARES TO
Florida, Cuba, New Orleans, Panama
L.ng Return Limit. Full Stop-Over Privileges.
Three through daily trains to VQ
Route. Double daily through scrv.ee to Km J.j
trically lighted eqtmcut, 'ncd,"SrXsan Df g
Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, and Day Coaches.
For detail, call on any Ticket Agent. " X
H. C. KINO, Passenger & Ticket Agent, 101 2. Mai.. St.. Lexington, N.
Mi J. !. Coons
Executors of S. A. Duff, Deceased
Winter Tourist Tickets
NOW ON SALE
ALL WINTER RESORTS
SPEED OF SOUND.
An Easy Method of Judging th Die
tance It Travel.
There Is an old saying that If 70a
can count fire between the flash and
the thunder 70a are safe. Modern
science tell ns that If 70a can see the
flash at all 70a are safe, because if It
struck 700 70U would hare no time to
sec it The speed of lightning is about
ISO times that of sight
The old Idea was that if 70a could
count fire the storm ra a mile away,
which was considered a safe distance.
Sound trarels at the rate of 1.142 feet
a second, or about a mile in fle sec
onds. In order to count seconds ac
curately many photographers start by
saying to themselves: "Xo one thou
sand, one one thousand, two one thou
sand, three one thousand." etc. This
gives about the right space between
each count of one. two, three, etc.. if
you stop at the number of seconds you
want to time. With a little practice
with a watch beside 70a this Is ac
curate up to half a minute or more.
If you see a steam whistle blowing
and note the instant it stops you can
count the seconds until you lose the
sound, and by allowing a fifth of a
mite for each, second you oa Judge the
distance. The same is true of guns.
or an exptoslon. or erea of hammering
or any loud sounds. New Torlc Press.
MARRIAGE BY PROXY.
This Curisus Csrerr.sny It a Purely
Some time ago a Boer In Pretoria
was married to a girl Id Amsterdam. In
Holland, the ceremony constituting
what the Dutch call bandschoen. or
In spite of the fact that a distance of
6,000 miles lay between the brl'ie In
the Netherlands and the bridegroom
In the Transvaal they were Just as ef
fectually married under the Dutch law
as if both had been present In the
The bridegroom sent to his friend, or
best man. In Amsterdam a power of
attorney to represent him as his proxy
at the ceremony and at the same time
forwarded his glove, which at the
proper moment when the two were
made one. was held by both the bride
and the proxy.
The wedding was duly registered at
Amsterdam and at Pretoria, where the
bridegroom filed an affidavit with the
landdrost or magistrate.
This curious form of marriage Is a
purely Dutch Institution, the custom
having originated. It Is said, in the old
times of Dutch-Batavian rule. It Is.
however, a dead letter In the Trans
vaal since the English took over that
colony. New lork Press.
After the Deluge.
She had Just returned from her first
trip tn Europe and everybody wa
given jiu opportunity to know about It
One by one they gently extricated
themselves, but at last she found a si
lent youth In a cornci who proveil to
be an attentive listener To him she
rhapsodlzcd on the beauty of life
'abroad." nud especially In Ensland
It Is difficult, however, for the mo:
enthusiastic tourist to exist lou;- with
out eliciting from an auditor some es
presslon of wonder or applause, so she
sought to break her listener's respect
ful sllenee even at the expense of lo
lng a little time berelf. "Were you
ever In England?" she asked.
"Yes." he said modestly. "I was born
there, and I am thirty-six years old. I
lived there until 1 came 10 America
three months ago. If you can tell rae
anything about America I should be
awfully glad, as I wish to learn all 1
can." -New York Press.
Diseases of Metals.
Metals suffer from contagious dis
eases analogous to those of living be
ings. Among these diseases one of the
most striking Is that called "tin pest
Sometimes a block, a plate or medal ot
tin attacked by this disease crumbles
and falls Into dust and sometimes
warty protuberances appear on tlie
surface of the metal. Various other
metals sutler from a disease that man
Ifests Itself by a spontaneous recrys
talllzatlon. The most remarkable case
occur with lead and hard drawn brass
These dfceases are not due. as ba
been thought simply to moisture
Temperature pliiys a part In producing
them. The most extraordinary fact
perhaps Is mat the "tin est" is capa
ble of spre.ullus by eoutaslou. liar
Maybe a Little After.
The piti.v va- not by any means bril
llant. aud obviously the man was bor
ed. Suddenly lie leaped to bis feet
"I heard an alarm of fire." he said
"I tnust go and see where It Is."
His wife, whose bearing was less
acute, made way for him In silence,
and he disappeared.
"It wasn't a fire after all." he said
on his return.
"Nor water, either," said his wife
toldly. with a sniff. Exchange.
Scene Train stopping at small road
side station. Irritable Old Gentleman
What on earth do they stop at a sta
tion like this for? Objectionable Pas
senger (allgbttnj-i To allow me to get
out Irritable Old Gentleman Ah! I
see It has its advantages, then!
Showed Her Age.
Grace They say that Miss Forty
odde was named after her Aunt Geor
gians Gwendolyn She looks as If she
was named before her Aunt Georgtana.
The art of being able to make good
use of moderate abilities often confers
more reputation than real merit
LOADING BIG GUNS
They Get Quick Action on the
Modern Monster Warship.
STORY OF A PRACTICE DRILL
What Happened After the Order to
"Firel" Wa Very Different From
What Would Have Occurred Had
Cordite and Projectiles Been Used.
The order Is given to load. Some one
touches a lever, and with a hiss a nias
of bright steel turns and twists back,
and the breech of the gun gapes open.
Another touch on the lever, and from
beside you a hydraulic mm shoots out
like a golden tongue Into the breech
and Immediately shoots back azaln.
All Is clear. Now, at your very feet.
a hole gapes la the floor of the turret,
there Is a slat and crash of metal, and
as you look down Into the hole you si?
a small lift traveling up with Incred
ible rapidity and Infernal clatter bear
ing on It the Immense projectile, weigh
ing more than seven hundredweight
and. In another compartment, the two
cartridges of cordite.
Cp comes the lift locks Itself with a
crash and spills out the projectile on a
metal tray In line with the open breech.
The golden tongue of the rammer
shoots out a Kiln and pushes the pro
jectile Into the gaping breech, extend
ing Itself apparently indefinitely until
the projectile has disappeared. The
lift shifts a little, bringing Into line
with the gun Its other compartment,
which contains the two half charges,
each a cylinder holding 130 pounds of
cordite. Out shoots the ram again,
with no more respect for them than If
they had been spouses, and pushes
them steadily home behind the projec
tile, and. bavlnc done its deadly busi
ness, retires a train out of the way to be
ready for another cycle of the same op
erations. Half a turn of the wheel, and the
breech block swings home with a slsh
and a click. "Right gun loaded, sir."
Now you wait In suspense, and a voice
In the conning tower gives the range
S.5CO yards. The gun layer In his quiet
corner has all this time never taken his
eye from the glass. He turns one
wheel, and the whole turret swings
round over the ship's quarter; he turns
another, and with a little hiss and slsh
of Imprisoned water the whole mighty
tonnage of the gun, sweetly balanced
on Its trunnions, rises and tilts Itself
to the push of the hydraulic press.
The range Is decreasing by some thir
ty yards a second, since the target Is
a ship approaching us at a speed equal
to our own fifteen knots and as the
falllns ranses are given the gun metal
wheel Is turned'an eighth or a quarter
of an Inch, aud the muzzle of the sun
sinks down a little as pently as a fall
ing leaf The sishts are reported "on."
the sun laid, and the word we have all
been waltins for Is sharply given
"Firer" The gun layer pulls a trisger
no blgser than that of a pistol and
The projectile was a dummy one
made of wood covered with leathe
and there was no cordite In the car
tridses. If It had been otherwise the
pictures that adorned the commander's
room, the mirrors and toilet accesso
ries on the cablu tables and the va
rious elegant adornments of the cap
tain's suit would 1 unless they had been
previously packed away) have come
crashins down from their places, and
the uavlsatlug commander, who hap
pened at the time to be explaining to
an unwilling listener on the quarter
deck by what skill and foreslsht he
had avoided setting the ship's stern on
to the breakwater at Portland, would
have been blown off the deck.
These thlnss were unnecessary, for
I quite understood. The click and si
lence that followed the word "Fire!"
were quite eloquent enoush to me of
all the shatterlns damnation they rep
resenteda projectile weighing S.V
pounds hurtling to Its mark at the
rate of almost a thousand yards a sec
ond. But we In the turret would have
known nothing, for before It had reach
ed the target the breech block would
have opened to the screech of the air
blast which cleans out the burning
fragments of cordite In the breech, the
rammer would have shot in with Its
mop and out again, the ammunition
hoist would have come clattering and
screaming up, another projectile would
have rolled Into the tray with another
two hundredweight of death packed
behind It. the rammer would have
pushed It home with a kick, the block
would have swung to again, the great
gun would have been sighted and
swung In the air. again the word would
have been given, and again the frag
ment of concentrated power that men
had tolled In factories and drawing of
fices, lu laboratories and foundries to
perfect would have been sent winging
through the sea air to spend Itself in
And ouly one man lu the turret would
have seen Its fate: only he with his
eye to the telescope, who had seen the
hull of that ship In the distance cover
ing the threadlike cross on bis glass
as he pulled the trisger, would see and
guess when the distant target would
burst Into yellow smoke what work
bad been done. London Standard.
Not at All Easy.
Lucille Oh. you can win Marie's
heart easily enough. All you need do
is to give her all the money she wants.
Jules And do you call that easy?
Life will give us back whatever we
put Into It In a way it Is Just like a
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Should Have Good Light for Studying
A poor light strains the eyes, and the injurious effects may
last for life. An oQ lamp is best. The light from the Rayo
Lamp is soft and mellow. You can read or work under it
for hours without hurting your eyes.
The RAYO is constructed edeatificmlly. It U Um
beet lamp made jet Inexpcnura and economical.
m I made of solid brass nickel elated.
Atw J shade. Easy
style and for all purposes.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Capital Stock - - -Surplus
Surplus to Depositors - S125.000.00
liean, airofiQ, r repressive
Your Business Wanted
3ft Interest Paid on Savings Accounts
(Sxciange ffianc of Jkentucty
MT. STERLING, KY,
Raid On Our "Ball
This winter weather is
everybody who needs
SpW$S''l(l iiTibber boots B
mj&ji Horarctics. Get yours gK
MHppftk wnile our stock complete. HkH
Sanitary Water Filter
NICK HADDEN. JR.
Blue Grass Farms
for sale and rent in Montgomery and adjoining counties in tracts and ON
TERMS to sutt buyers.
Houses and building lots in Mt. Sterling, Ky.
CcmI and timber lands in any nnmber of acres.
From f5,oco to f 15,000 to loan on first mortgage.
We solicit your patronage and promise ou a square deal. Call and see
our list. Office. No. 9 Court street, with W. A. DeHaven.
"Why do thev put o many pbuiia
in a political platform, dear?"
"I gua if s jurt to lumber things
Lighted without removing ehfamer or
to clean and rewiek. Made in various
. . Jttbn, Uk
- $ 50,000.00
- Band" Footwear!
sending in almost
: so made that it 'rams iut'.i at! Jecauns;
ut-uns as 1 sed'tnent separated trom
the water the e tra-ce Nriiiuv: made at the
Ki-e of the ril'.er. the water rises thru puri
rivins substances where tt again pcises thru
another smaller n.ter to c:tera.
retuaimrc in the filter after ram sinks thru
another filter, which has in'et and outlet
strainer and is filled wt'.h charcoal, leaving
all water passing into cistern
The sed ment and decaying matter at the
base passes out thru waste pipe so filtering
substances are dried out ny air pass-mg
thru same acl is reudv fjr nest ram
S. B. LANE
"I'm airaid that young man is not
the right kind of a companion,
Henry. They say he's a high flyer."
"Oh, his character! all right He's