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Dress cTWaking and
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Announces Her Return From Paris, France.
Exhibit of Imported cTWodels and
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in glowing terms to "Rockford's won
erful prosperity under prohibition."
The truth of the damning charge
that Rockford is a "model dry town"
is frankly admitted. Reference to
the dictionary discloses the fact that
"model" mans an "imitation of the
Rockford has ceased to be damp in
pots and is wet all over.
She has closed her legitimate
-saloons and opened her clubs and
kitchen barrooms. She has prohibit
ed the collection of revenue, but has
not stopped the flow of liquor. She has
taken-the bottles off her downtown
"bars and placed them on side-boards
n the homes. She cut off the real
estate dealer from his. --.rents but
kept right-on manufi
rds. Instead lois.
tion mill :
cture of!esting item:
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to pay car
tins of prohibi
tare rather t&
tigers at home.
y drink to excess, be-
annot afford to leave
day. Money spent in ri-
forever lqst to Rockford.
f these facts, the man pre-!
iiKe a, . promuiuon augaior
IUtrwet and dry campaign, who dares
wee, max xvouiu.ora is not a .
U& 'dry city."
My a, snort time ago a gentleman,
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45kinuteg eight wagonloads of booze
Mag hauled away from the interur-
1mm depot to be stored in the homes
of, this "moderdry city," and some of
m went into tne oasements or Homes
owners., talk dry but live wet.
would have photographed more1
1ie agent interfered. He took a
uo oi iw oeer kegs in one
ad got a flash light picture of
Main floor and basement of
Bros.' junk shop containing six
loads of beer and whisky bottles
Bartered from v the streets and alleys the mennd, by a small majority
t tiris "model dry city" in 6 months Rockfordbecame a "model dry city."
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rooms, inhabited only by owls, rats
and bats were taken. Blot out all
other evidence and these would be
sufficient to prove RockfoVd to be a
"model dry city."
The local brewry is doing a ban
ner business. Rockford also has in
Jier "midst" fourteen brewry agencies
and none of them are in business for
their health. They do a wholesale
business in wet goods. When the city
had license a working man could
buy a drink. Now he buys-av drunk.
A queer way to nromofe t.frrmp.iM
There were twenty-nine business
failures in this "model dry city" in a
period of twelve months since "pro-
hibition prosperity" was inaugurated.
On January 11, 1914, the Rockford
Star contained the following: inter-
Fewer j "There were a half dozen men lock
on her ed up for intoxication and with the
exception of one, none were more
than 22 years old'
This also proves that Rockford is
indeed a "model dry 'city."
The prohibition agitator points to
"increased tfank deposits to prove
that Rockford is dry and prosperous."
Wet town can point to a similar in
crease. This proves nothing for or
against; prohibition. Besides, Rock
ford's principal industries, fnrnitiir-
factories, the EnimersonfBranHntr-
hAm Co.. et. al.. sell their nrnflnpf rnf.
side of Rockford. This brings wealth
to mat city, anords wjie-e tn TOnrir.
ers and insures a degree of nrosner-
lty independent of local condiHnnj"
who live outside of Rockford, but buy
her products. Whatever prosperity
she enjoys under prohibition, would
be enhanced greatly' were all the
money sent to foreign mail order
houses lor wet goods, expended nt
home where it would be oomneileri tn
pay wages, rent, taxes, license and J
perchance light and fuel from local
By. the votes of the men "Rnr.Vfnrrf
went wet 1.100 maioritv. The vnto
of the women overcame the vnta ne
ine iirsjc sauare on
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List of Noted Local and Na
tional Men Who Were
Were the Fergusons, Clays.
Alexanders, Massies,v Buck-
ners, et al., Wrong?
( Advertis ement.)
It's clearly conceded hy history that
George Washington was a brewer,
Thomas Jefferson was a distiller,
Abraham Lincoln owned a retail
license,, president Wilfcon has said
this month that the liquor business
must be O. K.'d, that one fourth of
the government revenue was raised
by the liquor business.
Our forefathers in Bourbon county
did not believe that the liquor busi
ness was wrong, as we note in the
History of Bourbon County that our
most prominent forefathers were
whisky dealers and manufacturers.
Among them might be mentioned:
Mr. W. W. Massie, James K. Ford,
Jno. Trundle, G. S. White, Wm. Tarr,
George W. Bowen, Benjamine Bed
ford, W. H. Thomas, Samuel Clay,
Jacob Spears, Capt. John Hamilton,
Robert Owen, Wm. Davie, -George
Pugh, James A. Miller, Henry Hib
Ter, Charlton Alexander, Wm. Fergu
son, W. T. Buckner, Geo. M. Bedford,
Thomas Duvall, Geo. W. Wyatt, H. C.
Clay, Jacob Wilson, John , Ewalt, J.
S. Shawhan and Samuel Ewalt.
These men were the backbone of
"Bourbon County and highly respected
and substantial citizens. Many of
their children and grandchildren of
to-day are enjoying the profits de
rived from the manufacture of whis
ky: Are they going to the polls
September 28 and repudiate .the bus
iness of their forefathers? If the
business is disgraceful now it was
then. We think it is a legitimate
business now and always has been.
THE FIGHTAGAlNST THE
Our Prohibition friends stren-v
uously deny that there is, or
will lie, any fight made against
the use of tobacco should their
fight against the licensed sale
of liquor prevail. The follow
ing telegram was published in
last Friday's edition of the
Cincinnati Times-Star, and ful
ly contradicts the assertion of
the local Prohibitionists:
APPEAL. TO PRESIDENT.
Muncie Ind., Sept. 18. The
Eastern Indiana Conference of
Christian Churches, composed
of 350 delegates from Yest'
ern Ohio and Eastern Indiana
Churches, now in session in
Albany, by resolution asked
President Wilson to continue
his efforts to bring about peace
in Europe, and ALSO TOOK
A STAND AGAINST THE TO
Tin's is onlv one instance of
hundreds of others showing it
to be the intention of the pro-
hibitionists to take up the fight
against tobacco, should their
fight against the licensed sale 4
of liquor be successful.. '
DON'T ENCOURAGE THEM
WITH YOUR VOTE.
THE TRUTH VS. THE LIE.
The prohibitionists, in his zeal for
the cause, does not hesitate to deviate
from the ' truth, if he thinks that
thereby he can gain votes. As an in
stance they are circulating through
out the county that if the county
votes wet, the enire couny will be
wet. This they know to be untrue. -
The facts are these: No matter if
the entire county, or every precinct
m the county votes wet, by the law
those precincts that are now dry will
remain dry. Every precinct in Bour
bon county, except Paris, is now dry,
and no matter how they vote as a
unit in the coming election, they
will remain dry.
The only question of the election
in Bourbon on next Monday is wheth
er liquor shall be sold in the precinct
of Paris. It does not and cannot, ac
cording to the law, affect any other
precinct. THESE ARE THE FACTS.
INSURANCE PEOPLE DON'T
At the meeting of the National As
sociation of Life Underwriters at
Cincinnati last week, an attempt was
made to put through resolutions' fa
voring prohibition. After some dis
cussion the motion was referred to
the Committee of Conservation and
Tbe wise business man knows that
attempted Prohibition, at tlie present
time, ,and under the existing condition
of business is a menace to his pros
perity. The business man. looks
ahead to the future. The fanatical
prohibitionists considers' only,, his
Lown selfish views, wi$ notegi
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The following results in yeitferday.'s
local option elections in three coun
ties resulted as .follows; McCrack,en
County, majority of l,000wet.
Davies County 500 majority for
Christian County, majority 'of 559
If the whole county of Bour
bon vote's "wet" at the election
September 28th, it would not
effect the precincts in the
county that are now "dry."
Thy would remain "dry,"
and only the precincts of Par
tis which are "wet" would be
In other words, if the whole
county went 'wet'.' it would
not change the status of the
precincts which are now "dry."
This question has been de
cided by the Attorney General
FROM AN OLD TIMER.
PARIS, KY., Sept. 21, '14.
Editor BOURBON NEWS: "
Since the opening of the present
campaign conducted oy wum io
known as the "wet and "dry" lorces,
I have been an interested but si
lent witness. I have read the many
articles on "both sides which have ap
peared from time to time in the Paris
papers, and I have studied bbth sides
of this most important question with
I have almost passed the alloted
three score years and ten, and with
the exception of a very brief interval
it has been spent in God's flower
garden, the county of Bourbon. I
love the' State of Kentucky, and its
people, who are the greatest on
God's footstool. It grieves me to
know that some of my well-meaning
but ill-advised brothers have seen
fit to bring this argument before the
people at this time, for it never fails
to breed discontent, turmoil and bit
terness among people, and very often
brother is arrayed against brother,
with wounds being inflicted that only
years cdn soothe and heal.
Personally I am opposed to the ex
cessive use of liquor. At one time in
my life I was what might be called a
"victim," to the habit, but through
the help of God and my ownjefforts,
I conquered it. I have not tasted a
drop in over twenty years, except in
case of sickness.
But I am in no wise opposed to the
moderate use of liquor. I am in fa
vor of high license, and the well reg
ulated saloon. But what interests me
more than any other -side of this
question is the subject of taxation. I
am a property owner in a small way,
and during my long residence in
Paris I have seen taxation increased
year by year, slowly, gradually, but
sure, until it has become a burden
to the man with ordinary means, and
a positive hardship to the poor. I am
opposed to oppressive taxation in all
I am informed that the city of Pans
and County of Bourbon together de
rive over twenty thousand dollars
from the licensed liquor traffic. The
totaltaxes which the Government de
rives from the State of Kentucky for
the manufacture and sale of liquor is
an enormous sum.
The President has called for an im
mediate raise of $100,000,000 in rev
enue, and it has been suggested by
the Ways and Cleans Committee in
charge of the bill to place a heavy
tax on liquor.
If this is done and liquor is voted
out of the State, then who can fortell
but that a land tax will be assessed
for the up-keep of the government.
This great amount of money has got
tn he raised, and if whisky is voted
out of the various States, something
else will have to be taxed to meet
the dieficiency. This is not a time
for experiment, but a time for serious
and conservative thought.
If your taxes are to be increased,
or the assessed tax valuation of your
property increased, with all kinds of
foodstuff going higher and higher
each day, how can the already tax
burdened man meet his necessary
Unon whose shoulders will that
burden of -taxation fall? Does it fall
upon the shoulders of the employed
"foreign" speaker who comes and
tells vou how to vote? No. He is
here to-day and gone to-morrqw. The
tax indebtedness will have to-be met
and paid by YOU, the home tax-payer.
We sound this note of serious warn
ing for your careful consideration.
Will you heed the advice? As it is
to-day things are bad enough, and
sometimes it is hard to "make both
ends meet." Don't -jy your vote on
election day make 'them worse.
I thank you Mr. Editor for your
A BOURBON COUNTY KENTUCK
JEWS OBSERVING HOLIDAY.
"Rosb Hashana" the Jewish New
Year which began Sunday at sunset
and ended Monday at sunset, was
generally observed by Paris Jews and
by members of the race in every part
of the world. Orthodox Jews cele
brated two days, concluding their de
votions Tuesday at sunset.
Nearly every store in Paris con
ducted by Jews was closed in honor
of "Rosh Hashana," according to an
nouncement made 'by several promi
nent Jewish merchants.
"Rosh" Hashana," which literally
means "head of the year,' 'h'as al
ways been celebrated ''in Paris and
other cities wherever Jews are found,
ft is one of the red-letter days' in the
Onlv the ctWets"
vote Saturclay.lf yqu
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i Jormery JtTaufmanj Straus d? Co,
On account of the European conditions we desire to
impress upon our patrons the advisability of making early
The fact js now well established that desirable
imported fabrics in the-most fashionable shades are
already scarce and many of them will not be ob
tainable later at any price.
We are showing the very latest models that were sent
over from Paris. There is a wide variety to choose from
and those who make their purchases early will congrat u
late themselves later. Beautiful New Suits in Chiffon
Broadcloth, Gabardine and French Serges. ,
$25.00 to $75.00, ;
Dresses in the newBasque effects, of Eich Satins and
Crepe de Chines."1
$19.75 to $35.
Smart Street Dresses in Seres and Satin Combinations,
with touches of White Pique,
$13.50 to $35.00.
Clean-Up Prices on alt Remaining Sum
mer Dresses, Skirts and Waists.
WOLF, WILE & CO.
Formerly Kaufman, Straus & Co.
The Truth Abut the
If Prohibition does not prohibit how do the Wets ac
count for these figures? Prohibition does and is pro
hibiting in Kentucky;
IKES? jjie j?jecf 0 saioons 0n Criminality in Kentucky
Cities. No license empties jails: "The jail doors in nearly -every
county in which local option prevails are wide
open." From resolutions adopted by Ky. Jailers' Asso
ciation, Jan. 1908. g saw..
Wet counties fill Kentucky prisons. During 1910
1911 the wet counties sent to the State prisons one con
vict for-every 724 of their population. While the dry
counties only sent one for every 1882 of their population.
Prohibition decreases crime in Kentucky.
Saloons and Crime in Three Kentucky Cities.
Officisl records of arrests in Kichmond, Kentucky:
1906-07 (wet) -drunkenness 602; 1908-09 (dry) drunken
ness 153, decrease 593.
Somerset's record: 1908-09 ' (dry) drunkenness 230;
1910-1911 (wet) drunkenness 988; decrease of drunken
Record of Marion, Kentucky: Mr. A. H. Travis, the
jailer, makes the following statement and gives the fig
ures indicating the change of Marion, the county seat of
Crittenden county, when the saloons were voted out of
that city. "The last year of saloons I was paid 300.00
for taking care o.city prisoners. The first year without
saloons I was paid 30.00. Number fof arrests for the
lasl six sears with saloons and for three years without
1901 1902 1903 1904 1905,1906 1907 v 1908 1909
145 158 215 173 193 174 32 46 20
How no license reduced Harrodsburg crime: "Below
you will find the report of the number of arrests made ih
Harrodsburg during the last four years when we had open
saloons, also j:he number of arrests made each year since:
WET . DRY .
190& 1904 1905 1906, 1908 JL908 1909
366 413 442 411 151 9& 123
"I certify this to be a true report taken from the
records of my office from Penal Dockets Nos. 9, 10. 11," 12.
"J. HALL GRIMES, Police Judge."
In the face of these facts, how can a man say that
prohibition will not prohibit? The above figures speak
for tfiemselves. Think carefully and then you will vote
Dry. ,Vote to close the saloons forever.
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