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Official Organ. of the Republican Party in Knox County.
New Series: Vol. 2. No. 15.
BARBOURVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRIDaY, JAN. 10, 0 1 3
Vol. X. No. 3
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Inaugurated Last Wed-
desday and very Suc
cessful Traffic Proves Heavier all
rj'ovcrCcuutry than was
at First Expected
The Inauguration of the Parcel
Post Sjntem all over the United
Mntcn nnd territories last Wedncs
dnj was one ol the biggest things
tnckeled by the Government lor n
long time and was n success from
the beginning Hcsides the lower
rate it hns been found that in near
Iv all cases where a test was made
that the parcels post packages bent
express packages billed to the same
destination by hours. From nil
over the country comes reports of n
shortage in the special pnrcels post
stamp owing to the readiness in
which the people have taken to the
plan and began using this system.
A dispatch from Washington
showing thnt great demand for the
new stninps is as follows:
'By direction ol Postnmstcr Gener
nl Hitchcock the bureau of engrav
ing and printing today increased its
daily output of parcel post stninps
from 5,000.000 to 10,000.000
From practically every section ol
the country rcquistions by mail and
by telegraph are being made for
more distinctive parcel post stamps
Postofflcc officiais are positive
there is no danger of a lie-up of the
service on nccount of exhaustion of
the supply of stamps, as a sufficient
reserve is on hand."
Although the official report ol the
initial .success of the parcels post
svsteui in New York is not to he
rendered uutil after two weeks
trial Postmater Morgan has found
some defects which he believes will
be remedied to make the new ser
vice a success in the cities.
He declared that he believed the
parcel post law was detective in
that it did not permit small pack
ages to he dropped into street uox-.
cs instead oi requiring unit mcy ue
uiailed at one ol the deMgnnted
stations. Bven a yeast cake, if sent
at parcel post rates, must now be
carried to a pobtomcc.
Mr. Morgan nlso thought thnt in
due time the government would sec
fit to collect parcels, as the express
More than 800 persons made the
mistnkc yesterday of m.iiling pack
f the Incline to the
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l!& Blrdieye View.
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ie many point of interest that will be Ken at Chattano iii
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by those who Attend the
ages "by parcel post" without
placing a distinctive parcel post
stamp thcron. With the estimate
however, thnt 50,000 parcels for
the new post were delivered nt the
diflcrcnt offices in this city, Post
master Morgan believed the success
of the parcel post business is asur.
Already it exceeds by 200 per cent
the estimate made for it duriiiL' tl c
first few days, and the New York
office is hastening to put n large
number of extra clerks to work to
day." In Lexington the increase in the
parcels post matter has become so
great already t li n t Postmaster
Smith is considcting scrinulv put
ting on an auto truck for the deliv
ery ol these packages. The follow
ing nppenred in Monday's edition
of the Lexington Leader rcl.uive to
the new system:
"Owing to the great increase ot
parcel post mntter daily since its
inauguration on Inn 1, Postmas
ter Wilbur H, Smith stated Mondiw
that he believed that an autotuo
bile truck would be ncecsnry lor the
delivery of the packages in Lcxing
ton, and that the truck would prob
ably be put into use, beginning next
Monday. So fur, a wagon lin
been used, but the large numhci ol
packages on hand Monday morn
ing was proof that delivery in tins
manner would be impossible
On Wednesday, the first lny of the
year, the wagon was run one hour.
Thursdny, 2 hours; Friday. 4 hour-;
Saturday, 4 hours, and Monday,
more than 200 packages on hands
at the po3toffice for delivery made
it apparent that the wagon would
be going all day. It is the plan ol'
the Postmaster to divide the city
into sections, and to have the de
livery truck take one section at a
time, in the delivery of p arcel post
Here in Barbourvillc the service
has been only moJerately heavy,
the receipts and dispatches being
about equal and little or no diffi
culty in handling the matter. Sev
eral packages have been received at
this office all in good condition and
It Anxious to Meet Him.
The vicar ot a Kew (England)
church Is advertising for the person
who has been In the habit of placing
In the offertory bag an envelope con
taining a dirty and somewhat grcaBy
halfpenny stamp, so that he may be
ablo "to exchange the stamps for cur
rent coin of the realm, and have the
opportunity ct making the acquaint
anco ot a most Interesting parish
ioner." Summit of Lookout Mountain, Ttmi.
Baptist Lnymtn'a CoiutBtieB there
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Says People in Last Elec
tion Were Heedles of Re
alities but Hoped to Live
in Political Air Castles
Defeated President Urges
Republicans to Rebuild
Party Walls Against In
roads of Hysteria
NliW YORK, Jan. 4 -President
Taft presided here tonight at whnt
he styled his own political "wake "
He made the funeral oration ovtr
his political corpse; asked modest
praise for the deeds that he did
while he Mvcd in the White House,
r cited nt length the causes thnt
led to his "demise" and attacked
the enemies he held responsible for
hi taking off.
Tlie PreMilent was the only speak
er nt the Republican "reorgnniza
tinn" dinner, given at the Waldorf
Astoria to more than 1,000 Rcpub
lienns from all over the country.
He poke for more than nn hour.
His defense of his administration
was the legislature results it has
produced, his reply to petsonal
criticism was that he bad been
more misunderstood than blame
worthy. His attacks upon bis polit
ical opponents confined almost ex
clusively to the Progressives was
not bitter; but sorrowful.
In spite of all ths misrepresenta
tion, the unrest that pecsent-day de
sire for change, the President said,
lie saw in the luture a return to the
old ideas of government, the nwak
cuing of the people to an under
standing thnt social changes must
be made slowly and with sure steps.
In the course o f his speech the
President made his first public refer
ence to Col Roosevelt since the
clo-e of the campaign, asserting
that probably 1,000,000 voters,
normally Republican, cast their
ballots for Mr. Wilson, "in order to
avert the dnnyer of Mr. Roosevelt's
The President said of the cam
paign: "We were beaten in the
last election. e rnn third in the
race. Why is it that we gather
here with so much spirit, and wi'h
so little disappointment and humi
liation? It is not thnt in spite of
the rfcfent recorded nt the election
in November, we were still victori
ous in seeing our country from an
administration, whose policy invol
ved the sapping of the foundulion
Democratii, c. nstitutional, repre
sentative government, whose np-
peals were calculated to arouse
class hatred that hns heretofore,
been the ruin of popular govern
ment and whose contempt for the
limitation of constitutional law and
the ginrantee of civil liberty
1 promised chaos and nnnrchv?
"The result of tne Chicago con
vention was p triumph loi the per-
vmn.iir rV R.HlllllI r:in met it Iff miw
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the importance oi which can not be,
exnuernteil e meet in no opirit ofi
despair, but rn.her to rejoice in a '
victory for law and order.
"If the people of the Un.trd States
an Man. a Demncr.ilie ndminUtrn
.m...rone..r.w,. or cen morc
terms, we h. II icr'mnlv not object
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to their capacity for endurance in
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this regard, but what we wish In
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assure ourwlv s ol is that neither
through Diinocratic radicalism nor
tbrou h Progressive radicalism
shall the pillars of our noble State
be pulled dnwn nnd the real cnuse
ol the people be sacrificed to dreams
oi demagogues and theorists."
"I am sorry to say that I have
bad so much to do with actual
government in the Philippines aud
in Washington that I can not join
(n the glowing promise that gov
ernment action can remedy all of
the evils of poverty, sin, disease and
ignorance as set forth in the pros
pectuses of nn ambitious political
party. I can not help asking by
whnt means these reforms arc to be
accomplished except by more uni
form enforcement of the law and by
unking the government more econ
omical and more efficient.
"Is there any better way of help
ing the people than to have the tax
money spent economically to ac
complish the purpose directed bv
law? Is this not greatly more in
their interest than the eloquent ex
ploitation ol impracticable theories
of reform that can never be carried
. ho anrrrnfflrntiil mm-liincrv hut
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must depend for their realization up
on the improvement and strength'
cning of individual character?
"And thus I find myself out of
tune, because I can not resist the de
sire to ask for plans and specifica
tions, (or actual statutes to do the
things which are promised. Yet
the mere query, the mere attitude of
inquiry puts oncat once in the ranks
of the doubters, dubs one at once
as n reactionary, places him at once
among the aristocrats and prevents
his being treated or regarded as a
Iriend of the people.
"The public have not been con
tent to estimate and weigh the
things done at their face value, but
they have accepted hostile state
ments that good tilings were done
either with an improper motive, or
because I could not help it, or were
really done by somebody else, and
that on the whole I was unfriendly
to the people.
"I am not complaining of this sit
uation. I am hopeful that as time
rolls by the facts may disclose them
selves and may lead people to be-1
lievc that more reform has been ac- J
complishcd in my administration
than will ever flow from an nt-'
tempt to put into practical opera-
tion the promises which have been
made in recent party platforms to
make the rich moderately poor and
the poor moderately rich, and to
eliminate by statute all sin, injustice
poverty and suffering.
He closed with an nppeal to Re
publicans who left the party to
return nnd join hands with the
millions who remained faithful.
"Let us buckle on our armor
again for the battle for humanity
that must be fought" said the
"Let us invite those Republicans
who left us under an impulse that
calmer consideration shows to have
bren unwise, to return and stand
again with us in this criminal time.
"Let us invite Irom the ranks of
our opponents, the Democrats, the
many who love the constitution and
tne blessings it has conferred, to
unite with us in its defense."
Has Narrow Escape
Judue F. D. Sampson had a nar
row escape from n very serious in
jury or what might have terminated
even more seriously last Saturday
while returning Irom Cincinnati.
Near Hazehiatch in Lnurel County
the train on which he was passenger
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was I,ftru,a,1' wreck,e nml C,nr
in which ,,e wns U'PxnS left ,1,e
trflck and 'nn some d,8tnnce I0n the
"ow '" c car, tur"'d
ninst the other track and rolled
"" UP n8amst t,,e ".mow and
threw a fat man Irom the berth op-
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in ci c him over into his berth, mat-
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tietes, blankets and nil hut the
tr(,in wn (iuickly it0)lH an,l uo
rne wn seriously injured. There
was great excitement for several
minutes until all the pntseniiera
IOUIU1 mill llicic nut IIU llll IIICI
danger, Among other pasiengers
who were in the wreck who are well
known here were I ohn D White, of
Clay County and A. T. Silcr. former
Railroad Cotumisiioncr of Williams-
burg,, both of whom ateaped unia-l
NEWS NOTES T.
Fire nt Frnnkfort Inst Monday
morning destroyed the Stntc foitrn
al Plant and caused a loss of
about $40,000, partly insured.
About $1500 worth ol the State's
stock of pnjicr was burned on which
there was no insurance.
The trial of Jack Johnson upon
eight chaeges of violation ol the
Mann White Slave Act was deferred
owing to the fact that there wa a
suit bcbrc the Supreme Court test-
iog the constitutionality of the act.
Tim will be decided in about two
! weeks nml ifeIls ci""t declares the
lnct constitutional the indications
are that the "big smoke" will have
a long time to rest up before he
again enters the ring.
Richard Webb, former football
coach of State University at Lex
ington, is on trial there this week
charged with purjury and with
having set fire to Prof. Anderson's
office last November causing consid
erable loss of fusnishing and the de
struction of important papers. A
feature of tbiscasc was the introduc
tion of a finger print expert, who
took the "print" of finger marks on
a clock supposed to have been re
moved from Prol. Anderson's office
the night of the fire and found thnt
they corresponded with the meas
urements of those of Webb. The
trial will be concluded this week.
A fifty pound basket of tobacco
was sold at Danville last Thursday
at a price of 53c per pound.
The "Progressive" a weekly news
paper published at Kuflalo to ad
vance the Bull Moose cause, flunked
last week and has suspended publi-
; stcnotppe, the ucw shorthand
machine, is being used at the trial
0f Richard Webb nt Lexington, and
;s something new.
Eight years without a hirthdav,
was the record of Dr. Lewis Swift
late astronomer of New York. He
was born on Feb. 29th and only
had a birthday every four years un
til 1000, which not being a leap
year caused bis next birthday to
come in 11)0 1, or eight years from
the last one.
is the amount of the surplus profit fund of the
First National Bank
What is a surplus profitfund?
Each year this bank puts to the surplus profit fund
a part of its NET EARNINGS.
This fund has grown until it is now $22,500.00
This shows SUCCESS, PROGRESS, CAREFUL and
The assets of this bank are nearly $250,000.
The resources and assets of its stockholders
are more than $1,000,000.00
This bank aids its customers whenever it can do so.
consistent with careful and safe banking. Come
in and examine our bank. : : : : :
First National Bank
"Off again, on again, gone again,
flnnngin," merrily the war and
icnce conferences go on in the Bal
kans. One day we hear of a bat
tle and the next that peace terms
nave been agreed upon.
The January term of the Knot
Circuit Court began here Monday
with Judge F. D. Sampson presiding,
Commonwealth's Attorney Joseph
'iiyder and County Attorney W. R.
Lay representing the Common
wealth in the prosecution. The
largest crowd was in town on that
day for many months past.
After the first day in which the
Grand Jury nnd Petit juries were
empaneled the regular rountine of
court work was begun. Not mnny
eases hnvc yet been tried but as this
is a long term it is thought that the
docket will have been cleared when
the term is finished. On account of
he heavy rains nnd accompanying
high waters the attendance was cut
lown the latter part of the week.
Following were the juries sworn
GRAND JURY; Chas. Parrot,
Wm. Evan, Jas. Steele, Jas. Hamp
ton, John Hubbard, J. L. Wester
field. Jessie Valentine, T. G. Mitchell
Foreman, K. S. Williams, Jas. Greg
ory (col). Willinm Gray, W. E.
PETIT JURY No. 1; C. L. Heath,
W. N. Epperson, Squire Campbell,
ack Tetters, George Daniels, John
Hammonds, J. G. Helton, Jas Leger,
Nnsby Messer, Clarence Martin, Si
las Miracle, S. S. Parker.
PETIT JURY No 2; Henry Davis,
Josh Stantill, Hayes Helton, Wil
liam Bullock, Oscar Martin, John
May, Esotn Terrell, Ben Deaton,
ohn C. Trent, II. B. Helton. Alex
Smith, John Miller. Reserve; Elijah
Auhbard, John Mills, Thomas Dyer,
Miller Prime, J. P. Valentine, Lee
Bain. Man Rtilly U.tful.
For certain rquable. cootlauoua
modes of life, ther li notblnc mura
than Judgment necessary, and vie
study to attalu nothing mora; so vr
become unable to dlaccrn what ex
traordinary enrlce each vulgar day
requires of u: or, If we do dlicera
thorn, Me find abundance of excuses
for not doing them. A Judicious maa
Is valuable to himself, but of little
value for the general whole. Goethe.
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