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Official Organ of the Republican Party in Knox County.
BARBOURVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRlDnY, MARCH 7. 1913
New Series: Vol. 2. No. 23.
Vol. X. No. 11
W V- A.
Building Site In
A telegram from Hon. Caleb Pow-'-tnt
Wednesday nfternnon, announc
es tliat the' Public Buildings bill
passed both houses and was signed
by the President und become a Inw.
This is good news for the citizens of
llnrbourvillc ns this bill included
an appropriation ot $5,000, lor a
building site lor a public building to
bc erected here. Congressman Pow
rss stated tli t he thought that it
would be possible for him to get
through nnotiirr bill at the nest
session ot Congress for a tntther
appropriation towards the con
struction ol this building This
appropriation is only lor the bite
and will rt quire another eppropria
lion lor the completion of the build
Congressman 1 owe rs ha been
working faithlully on this measure
lor several weeks and lor n time it
teemed that it would be knocked
out together with several bills, but
at the last moment it was passed
and became a law.
The Civic Alphabet.
"The American Club Uomari"
prints a civic A II C that has hints
enough in it to keep any good pupil
in practical civics busily at work.
.Veil and women, boys and girls,
enn all learn this alphabet together
xxitli profit to themselves und their
Tin; Civic Alpiiadut.
A Aim to make Arbor Day tin
nual "clean-up" day.
II Danish the tm-c.tu district trom
C Clenn upbaekyurdsaud alleys.
D Destroy rtibb.sh by burning.
H Educate housewives to d-
mund clean markets
F i;iue every club member who
dots not work.
G -Give Ine lectin es upon civic,
H Hnxe campaigns against tin
I Intel est city nulla ritics in
Join nil forces lor the nnt'-ditt
K Kill sidewalk spitting or it
will kill you.
L Let our sloguu be: "Do it lor
Home, Sweet Home."
M .Make retpiests of preachers for
N Next to godliness is cleuiiliuess.
O Organize the children into civic
P Plant trtes, and then plant
trees, and plant nioic tries.
Q Question authorities about ex
penditures. R Remember to plan parks and
S Study city ordinances and work
lor their enforcement.
T Try to make the school build
ings social centers.
U hc ever illori u arouse citi
zens. V Vanish the opposition with
W Wnge unceasing vwar upon
all wctds, llies and mostpiitocs.
X Kxnct olwilifuccMo the city
Y Your city is YOl'; nevtr forget
7. Zeal, courage and patience will
"clean up" the city. '
I Forward, l'liihidclplila,jPvn,
Takes Oath of Office.
Pomp and Splendor Marked
The Festivities of The
Day; Democrats in
Washington, March J-th Wood
row Wilson was today inaugurated
ns President of the United States,
with Thomas K. Marshall as Vice
President amid scenes ol stirring
animation anil with impressive
ceremonies, marked in the main by
simplicity, nnd yet retaining that
degree of dignity, with sonic of the
pomp and spectacular display which
inevutably attaches to the induction
of a new chief executive of the. Na
In Irout of the Presidential plat
form was a hntterx of nearly a hun
dred cameras and motion picture
machines. The weather was cloudy
but there was no immediate sign ol
Form time to time as the Presi
dent spoke hts inaugural the sun
peeped from behind the clouds and
shed a feeble light on the scene.
Facing the inaugural platform a
dense crowd of spectators packed
the wide plaza and struggled for
vantage point, while further back
the long lines of military and civic
organizations took position to
await for formation of the parade.
With this setting of animation, all
itteutiou was directed to the two
central figures of the assemblage
the President-elect about to take
the oath ol office, and the Chief
Justice ol the Supreme Court, ready
to administer the oath. '1 hese two,
rising iroiii their seats, stood to
gether at the center ot the platform,
the Chief Justice with the llible
open in his hands, the President
elect Woodrow Wilson with uplilted
right hand, swears to defend the
Constitution. Slowly the Chiet us
tice repeated the oath as it is pre
scribed by the Constitution:
"I do solemnly swear thnt I will
faithlully execute the eflice ol Presi
dent of the United States, and will
to the best ol my ability, preserve,
protect nnd delend the Constitton
of the United States."
The Pieiident-elet.t lepented the
oath word for word, ami kisfetl the
open Hiblc. It was over. A new
President hud come into olhce.
At the moment ol conclusion of
the onth u Presidential salute of
twenty-one guns tboomed out the
news that a new Chief Ii.xccui'c
had been inaugurated. The Presi
dent at once began his inaugural
Imposing Parade The street pa
geant was the climax to the inau
guration ceremonies at the Capitol,
adding the outward spectacle fea
tures to the formal exercises which
had just taken place at the Senate
Chamber and the east part ol the
Capitol. Since early in the morn
ing the ranks ol the marchers had
licen lying in ietive division wait
ing for the word to advance.
While President Wilson was sol-
emnly repeating his oath of oilier,!
to the slow tiicasuics set by thc
Chiel Justice, the troops at patadcl
rest were coming to attention and'
long lines were strnighteuing into
With the last word of swearing
in the new Piesideut, thecammunds
rang out and jivere echoed along
the lines; there was a rattle ol arms,
a clatter ot hools, and the great'
parade was in motion behind the!
carriages of President Wilson and1
Vice President Maishall And then
Willi tin; sieaiiy tramp, tramp.
tfitiup" ol marching Uet, the stream
of color wound down Irn le t mi.
itol Hill and broadened its way to
ward the White House to which the
Presidential party had driven brisk
ly ahead to take places lor the re
view. Taft mid Wilson ride to geiher.
As the procession took up the march,
the noted lisex Troop ol New Jer
sey swung in behind the carriage in
which President Wilon and Inrmcr
President Talt rode. Then came
Vice-President Marshall's carriage
and behind thnt the black Horse
Troop ol Culver Military Academy,
prancing and bowing to the lively
music. A roar ol welcome opened
up before this whole party as it
started and swept along behind it.
WEBB LIQUOR BILL
.LAW IN SPITE OF
Overwhelming Majority In
Favor of Keeping In
toxicants Out of
WASHINGTON. March l.-Hv a
vote nf'J.'li to U5 the House repass
ed over President Talt'n veto the
Webb bill prohibiting shipments of
intoxicating liipiors into "drv"
Cebate was limited and the House
repassed the bill with a wide mar
gin over the necessary two-thirds
vote, as the Senate had done. Sup
porters of the bill say it will make
effective the prohibition laws of
"dry states," which, thev say, now
are violated because intoxicants nre
shipped in to private individuals
and have the effect of nullifying the
The Senate passed it over the
veto, and the bill now becomes a
law. Only one other time in the
last liltenii years has Congress over
ridden a President's veto. That
was when the Kainey river dam bill
was passed over President Roose
The Kentucky delegation divided
Ayes Fields, Helm, Johnson,
Langley, Powers and Thomas.
Noes Cautrill, James, Rouse.
Shirley and Stanley.
When the House met Saturday
leaders favoring the Webb bill pre
pared for til. effort to pass it over
President Tnft's veto. The Senate
had repassed the bill over the Presi
dent's disapproval by a wide mar
gin over the nccessar two-thirds.
A short debate, in which the ad
vocate ol the bill voted down a mo
tion to postpone action and in
which they reaffirmed their belief
that the measure is constitutional;
ended with the repassage of the bill
in the Senate by the large majority
ol 03 to 1M.
The Webb bill pas.sed both Houses
ol Congress and went to the Presi
dent ten duys ago His veto mes
sage reached the Senate about II
o'clock Fridav, accompanied by an
opinion from Attorney General
Wickersham. Ilasing hut decision
upon the Attorney General's liud
ings, the President expressed the be
liel that the measure was clearly un
constitutional because it gave the
states the right to interfere with in
The move to oveiridc the Presi
dent's veto was brought up in the
House almost at the outset of ses
sion Immediately following the
reading of the message Chairman
Clayton, ol the ludieiary Committee
moved to reconsider the Webb bill
ami pass it over the President's
veto. General debate followed.
Something Cruel About It
llrnovolent Party "Don't you
thlnk nhlnK ' ,er' "" Prt?"
Angler "Cruel? Well, I should Bay i
M, I've t here three days and not
had a bite, been nearly eaten up by
"u "d '" ? tw0 MP. lost
my pockrt'knlfe la the rtver, and to
ub has taken all the ikln eS tba
back ot ny ntck."
JAIL IN BELL
Five Prisoners Get Away
At Pineville and Have
Not Been Recap
tured. PINliVILLIJ, Ky.. March 1
Hugh Meredith, reeentlv convicted
of manslaughter nnd gicn from
two to twenty one years in the
penitentiary; Fred Jones and . I
Jnbert, under indictment for murder
lien Manor, charged with house
breaking and Hill Profit, charged
with detaining a woman, mnde
their escape from the kounty jail
here ln,st night.
Ther had securtd saws with
which they cut four bars in the
main c.ige and a bar from the outer
window in the second story, de
scending by a rope made Irom bed
Bv E. T. Pranks
Chairman Republican Mate Central
Committee or Kentucky.
On next Thursday, March 4th,
Mr. W. H. Taft retires as President
of the United States, and the Demo
crats come in, for the first time
since March 4-th, 1897, a period of
sixteen years, without a break. No
sixteen years in all the tide or time
can equal the last sixteen in bring
ing the greatest good to the great
est number. Its prosperity has
been so great that it simply over
whelmed the American people; they
could not stand it, they wanted a
change, and they have got whnt
they asked for. The question the
American people are now asking
themselves is: "What Will the
Sixteen years ago Tuesday next,
when Mr. McKinley was inaugu
rated as President, just think lor
one moment what the American
people were passing through, or to
speak more correctly, what they
had pased through during the pre
ceding four years. The price of la
bor was lower than it had been
known helore, and so little of it
was employed, even at tlie extreme
low prices, that more than three
million laborers were forced into
an iirmv of tr.imps and were being
fed by public charity. Mr. Clee
land had sold $22,0(iO,UOO in
bonds to get money to pay the
ordinary running expense of the
Government when we were at peace
with all the world.
Hut, after sixteen vcurs of Kepnb
lican rule the writer has Had stand
ing ails in daily papers m cities of
more than 200,000 population for
the past ear trying to hire ma
chinists, without securing any, ex-
cent that oecasiounlU he picks up
a journeyman who works a tew
days and then passes on.
Sixteen years ago, think ol the
price of corn, wheat, oats, pota
toes, liny, cattle hogs, sheep, butter,
eggs, mules, horses, m fact every
thing produced upon the farm, all
of them lower thun known belore.
Hut what has sixteen years of!
Republican rule brought forth? The
prices of all the things above men
tioned have become so high that
there has been for ycarsa universal
cry ngaiust the high cost of living.
Things produced upon the farm
r . ,1K,u.r ,,,
ever known be.
lore, the people wanted to bring
il iwii the etist til living, ami tbe
selected t lie best wav to iiicoin
plisli it. In fact, they have gone
about it in u way that was never
GIVES EACH DEPOSITOR
Pays 3l Interest On
Keeps his money with us,
why Don't You?
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
known to fail. I hope to see Ken
tucky c.ittlc again sell at $11 on
loot, but I vxill be surprised if it
happen again soon. I hope to see
Kentucky hogs again ell at $10.83
on foot, but I will be surprised it it
happens ngaiu soon, I hope again
to ee a pair of Kentucky mules sell
for $370, ns I saw them sell not
long ago in Owensboro, but I will
be surprised if it happens again
soon. I doubt if you hear a great
deal more said about the high cost
of living lor the next three or four
In the last sixteen venrs there has
been more wealth added to lb Na
tion than was ever added to any
nation in the same length of time.
With all ol this wonderful prosperi
ty, the price of money to legitimate
'borrowers on good collateral has
continued to go down all the time,
until money could le had last year
cheaper than ever la-fore, except for
a short time, on the New York
Schedule K for the last few years
has given some people a great deal
of worry, yet the people arLbetter
clothed today than ever beforftvThe
cost of living has been higher than
it was ever known it. be In-fore, yet
the people are better led than when
corn sold at sO cents, wheat at 40
cents, eggs at 5 cents per dozen and
everything else in proportion. We
can stand high prices if we have
the money to buy what we want,
but low- prices will rot help i s if we
have not the money to Iniv what
what we need.
During ths last sixteen tears the
Government has met every obliga
tion and reducetl the interest charge
! n the public debt $11,000,000
annually. Instead til turning over
an enipt treasury on the fourth of
March, n our Democratic friends
did on March -I, 1S97, we turn
over a splendid surplus, a clenn set
i"f 'molts in every branch und tie-
I partinent ot the dovernment.
Our expoits of manufactures have,
grown from $1S1.000,000 in 1900
to $1,021,000,000 in 1912; our
wealth Irom 5SN,UOU,UUU,UUU in
1900, to $1.10,000,000,000 in 1912; '
farm production Irom $3,700,000,-1
000 to $8,900,000,000, pi a tieally
JUKI per tent increase Deposits iiii
savings banks have increased in the
last twelve wars Irom $2..'l0().0lO,.
000 to $1,200,000,000; wages in
uiaiiuuiciuring industries inert-used
from $2,322,000,000 In 1900 tn
$3,427,000,000 in 1910
Our National in lustries hnvc bien
extended Irom Porto Kieo on tlie
east coast to the Philippines on the
west. The flag went up over Ha
waii to remain. The open door
policy in China was asserted. We
have almost completed the Pana
ma canal. We have lontributed to
peace and orderly government in
Cuba, San Domingo, Nicaragua and
Panama, and today we are at peace
with all the world.
We hope that our Democratic
friends will follow the well lieater;
path and continue the good 'work,
and to that end they will have the
hearty co-operation of eerv;ood
citizen in the land.
Hut should they tail, their down
fall will begin in the ' 'ongressionrU
election ot 1914 and their complete
overthrow will come in 1 920.
E. T Franks.
Owensboro. Ky , Mnr 1, 1913.
( Uy Paul )
James Gibson returned from I tui
Mrs. . M. Cole is on the sick list
this week, and 'Stpure. down the,
Rev. Utick Smith, of (..'ranencst, is
preaching at Antinch, this week.
The tide came and . H, Riley had
good luck with his timber.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. R. Cobb were on
Richland last week.
Lnwrence Walker, of Manchester
passed through here last week.
A large crowd attended Antinch
church Saturday and Sunday.
ohn II. Cory and I). II. Ilatconib,,
of Harbourville, were visiting home
folks last week.
Joel -ottongim, of Wonllum, was
in Harbourville, Saturday on bui
llnrve Hopkins was visiting home
folks last week.
Mrs. Liza Gibson was visiting in
Low Gap last week.
Thomas Murphy bought a fine
mule wlulein Harbourville last week.
' Must First Pm Ordeal.
I In Central Africa there Is a trlfeo
that only beatowa the privilege ef
cltlzeBthlp ami marriage upon a ataa.
hen he hat climbed down a protp-'
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