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NEW SERIES: VOLUME 13; No. 8
Thoso who reed the Loulsvlllo
papers last week saw a number of
sensational reports from Barbour
vlllo concerning a Rule which had
been Jaaued by Circuit Judgo Roso
agalnit County" Judgo Stamper,
Fred Burman, editor of the Moun
tain Advocate( Commonwealth's At
torney J. C. Bird and County Attor
ney P. Ii. yjenters. Among other
things It wrs erroneously reported
that "for tho tlmo.bolng" J. 0. Bird
and P. L. Sentera had been succeed
ed by T, D. Tlnsley and II. H.' Owens
as Coniomnwealth's and County At
torney. This statement, as well as
others In connection with tho affair
was nn error. It Is only fair to W.
S. Hudson, correspondent of these
newspapers to state that he sent the
correct data to tho newspapers but
In the re-wrlto by their employees,
they In the language of tho street,
"got balled up," a fact that has
prorod cmbarasslng to Mr. Hudson,
who Js noted for his spirit of fair
play and good sense.
Tho True Facts "
On Sunday, November 26th, be
fore the Circuit Court convened tho
next day, which was Monday, No
vember 27th, County Judge J. T.
Stamper, upon Invitation, made an
address at the Methodist Church on
law and order. In that address,
among other things, Judgo Stamper
"Justice delayed Is Justice denied.
Circuit Courts aro too far apart
there Is too much on the docket to
try In sixty days. I have been watch
ing tho courts of tho land for a num
ber of years and I have seen men of
influence get into trouble. A num
ber of friends and a big array of
lawyers are present and, if the man
has money, they will try to wear
the- case out.
"A murderer finds friends, money
and resources, but who comes to de
fend the widows and the orphans?
In our own court I saw a poor man
hastened to trial (Justly, I think)
-"aTrif In .tin same court men with in
fluence and idoney got their cases
put off. I aai not criticizing the
Circuit Court. That's their business,
A not mine."
Tho above quotation, and especi
ally that part whooh seemed to re
flect upon the Knox Circuit Court,
Is what aroused tho lro of Judge
Rose and caused the Rule to issuo.
After ordering tho Jlulo to go
against Judge Stamper and Fred
Burman, Judgo Roso demanded of
the Commonwealth's and County
Attorneys that thoy consider the
nfiwsnaner article as an Indictment
against them and to fllo a response
thereto, and set the hearing for
Friday morning, December 15th. On
Friday morning all four of tho gen
tlemen against whom the Rule Is
sued filed verified written responses.
The responses of the Common
wealth's and County Attorneys were
very short and to the effect that
they had never, in the management
of any case for the Commonwealth,
been Influenced by any corrupt mo
tive. County Judge Stamper also filed his
BARBOURVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1022
ONE DOLLAR AND FIPTY CENTS A YEAR IN ADVANCE
In the Spirit of Christmas
CHRISTMAS DAY brings us the consciousness that
whatever our personal animosities may be, what
ever the strife between nations merely neigh
borhood quarrels greatly magnified there is this sub
lime occasion devoted to peace and good will. Its spirit
is the lamp which lights to higher life; its influence largely
supports civilization and prevents a lapse into barbarity.
Christmas spirit means Christian spirit. In testing its
effect, one has only to reflect upon the positions of
races, the most advanced being those of Christendom.
China, the oldest entity among peoples, has an admi
rable occasion upon which the citizens strive to liquidate
all their debts. It is a national pay-up day, and in spirit
somewhat resembles our Christmas. In Japan they
have an annual event somewhat like our New Year's
celebration, during which the people go about express
ing good will and promoting good cheer. But Christ
mas has a more elevating effect than either, in that it
not only typifies peace and good will, but carries the
essence of unselfishness and pure love, the most com
mon expression being the bestowal of gifts. When the
Christmas influence gains to the point that its spirit
shall permeate the affairs of every dzy in the year, the
millennium will have arrived.
We have this day, and if we mar not its ideal its leaven
will produce other days of the kind. In the making
of a newspaper we have an opportunity to view the
many forces operating upon the character of humanity.
We see the good and bad, the sincere and insincere,
the selfish- and unselfish. We believe the leaven of
good is more actiye than that of the opposed forces. If
we have been able to assist the right, much has been
due to your co-operation and we earnestly solicit a con
tinuation of the same. Our Christmas greeting to you
is one of optimism, good, cheer and heartv good wishes.
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verified written response. In his re
sponse Judgo Stamper exonerated
the Circuit Court and all the pres-
(Continucd on Fourth Pago)
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Tho .exceedingly bad weather on
Saturday night kept many from at
tending the program of the voice
pupils of Mrs. Kunvar at Upion Col-'
logo. This program was well ren
dered and entertaining. Altho some
of tho numbers were of a humorous
character, yet the music was full of
The first part consisted of solos,
duets, etc. All showed good work
and excellent training. Mr. H. M.
Campbell, from Nicholasvillo, who
camo to assist with tho operettas,
frendored a solo that brought forth
continued applause. He sings with
tho greatest of case and his power
ful baritone voice is wel.l suited to
songs of tho open sea. Ho was well
worth while hearing.
Tho last part of the program con
sisted of three operettas, given In
costume. Music rendered In this
way, accompanied by action as it is,
seems to bring out the best har
monies relieving any posslblo stiff
ness tho student might feel. Here
Mr. Campbell's work was again re
ceived with enthusiasm.
The students and Mrs, Nunvar
deserve great credit for being ablo
to work up such a finished program
in tho midst of their many activities
Tho reading by Bornlco Ilumlleet
"The Ruggles' Christmas Dinner
Party," was entertalnlpg and well
delivered. Having grown up, (not
quite yet) on U. C. campus It is a
pleasure to her many friends to
observe her Improvement.
We wish to add that when the
Voice Department of Union College
advertises a program under the di
rection of Mrs. F. A. Nunvar t'ho
"public may feel suro it Is well worth
attending for there Is always life
and skill exhibited in a most pleas
Miss Gertrude Black was hostess
to the Tuesday Club December 3rd.
Responses to the roll call were
varied and Interesting incidents
about tho topic for the afternoon,
"Radio." Tho leader, Mrs. Guy
Dickinson, gave a preliminary his
tory of, tho radiophone. In tho ab
sence of Mrs. R. B. MInton, Mrs.
Russell Kautfman assisted and road
a papor entltlod: "Interesting Facts
About Radio." Mrs. Buck gave a
sketch of Edwin II. Armstrong's life
dwelling upon tho experiments that
led to the more porfect development
of tho radiophone.
During the business session ar
rangements wore made for tho an
nual reception of tho Club, to be
Now Year's evening at tho homo of
Mrs. Russell Kauffman.
A letter of greeting from Mrs.
McClung was read by tho corre
sponding secretary, Miss Gertrude
Tho hostess made tho decassion
harmonize with tho holiday season
In both decorations and refresh
Chief of Police Stevo Phllpott
earned ono hundrod good plunks
and tho thanks of Dr. Runnolls, of
Kenton, N. C. when a week ago last
Thursday ho recovered that gentle
man's automobile and took Into
custody Clifford Singleton, 17, and
Walter Cogsburn, 19, of tho same
city. On arrival hero tho boys tele
graphed homo to their parents for
money and a return wlro asked that
they bo held. Meantlmo they bad
gono out of town but returned via
Manchester Street and were found
In a restaurant near tho depot at
ton o'clock that evening warming
thomsolves by tho (Ire but unable to
comfort the Inner tubing with a
meal as they were broke. Tho auto
stolen was a Bulck and was worth
The boys were returned to their
homo town by a doputy Bherlff of
Haywood. N. C.
It Is a pity to see boys of these
ages do so foolish a thing as It will
cast a stigma on their wholo future.
Tho best asset a young man can
have is that of sterling honesty. To
bo known aa a crook Is to have
earned tho contempt of nil decent
citizens. In tho case of tho two
boys mentioned, wo hope tho adven
ture will turn out to havo been
moro in the nature of o thoughtless
PEG O' MY HEART
LOSES LEFT ILVND
Curtis Parsons, 17 years of ago,
from Callcbs Creek, suffered an ac
cident at his planing mill Tuesday
by which ho lost his left hand which
was so badly mutilated that It had
to bo amputated by Dr. Leslie Lo
gan at the Logan Hospital.
Curtis Is very plucky over his
mlsfortuno nnd his hlg spirit will
enable ihlm to overcome tho loss of
How wo all onjoyod "Peg" last
Monday nlghtl This was another
of tho good things attempted at
Union College but when you are
going to do something why not do
something worth while?
Of courso Cecil Byrloy as "Pog"
was the star, but wo must say, in
tho language of tho rovues, she was
supported ny an an star cast even
to tho dogs.
Carolyn Stanflll was tho stately,
rather cold society mother.
Charles Heldrlck, as Alarlc, her
son, was not only "good looking"
but also "good acting."
Flosslo Turner, the daughter and
sister, was apparently Ice cold, but
"my word" underneath sho certain
ly had toolings.
Jaklo Howard, the solicitor was
all business, even in his sudden pro
posal, Francis Nash, tho near vllllan,
was very sleek.
Arthur Delph, tho footman, acted
tho part splendidly.
Bornlcc Ilumlleet, tho maid, car
ried off her part with proper dignity
Horace Barker, as "Jerry" was
pleasing to the audlonco ns well as
Cecil Byrley, as Peg, qulto out
did herself, It being perfectly easy
fro her to bo both witty and sweet.
Miss Mildred Murphy Is all bus
iness when It comes to her work
and deserves great credit to bo ablo
to produce so worthy a play as that
of Monday night In tho midst of
a busy College term. In the first
place sho can fit the person to the
part and then sho Inspires the pupil
to do his best.
Barbourvlllo needs more plays
and wo are loklng forward to fur
ther treats during the remainder of
the college year.
GARDEN AND FLOWER SEEDS
IIouso of Representatives,
Washington, D. C.
Please say to your readers that
thero will soon bo distributed a fine
lot of garden and flower seed free.
I shall be glad to send these to all
persons who will send In their
names and addresses before January
15, 1923. and also send to such per
sons ns desire a Farmer's Year
Book and Farmer's Bulletins.
J. M. ROBSION.
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
The number of opinions delivered
yesterday (Dec. 15th) by the Court
of Appeals at Its final sitting for
the Fall Term, was unprecedented,
something llko fifty being handed
down, twenty of them by Judge F.
D. Sampson. Quito a number of
motions woro ruled upon and or
ders cntored. Ono of tho latter pro
vides that an applicant for a license
to practlco law, if ho successfully
passes the examination, must pay
a feo of five dollars for his license.
In tho House of Representatives.
December 16, 1922.
Mr. Robslon Introduced tho fol-'
lowing bill; which was referred to
the Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds and ordered to be
A BILL to provide for tho erec
tion of a public building at Bar-
bourvllle. In tho State of Kentucky.
Bo It enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America In Con
gress assembled, That tho Secre
tary of tho Treasury bo, and he Is
hereby, authorized and directed to
erect on tho site In said city hereto
fore provided for by an Act of Con
gress of the United States Govern
ment a suitable building, Including
fireproof vaults, heating and venti
lating apparatus, approaches, and so
forth, for the use and occupation of
tho United States post office and
other Government offices and for
Government purposes. The cost of
said building. Including said vaults,
heating and ventilating apparatus,
approaches and so forth. Is not to
exceed the sum of $100,000.
Save carfare, save time,
money, buy at home.
An Old Chinese Proverb
"IF YOU WALK ON SNOW YOU CAN
NOT HIDE YOUR FOOTPRINTS.
A PROVERB IN THE MAKING
"IF YOU ARE THRIFTLESS YOU CAN
NOT HIDE THE FACT"
Traces of a thriftless habit will inevitably
?hov up with the result that you will always be hard
up while you are making money and be a charge up
on charity or relatives when you cannot earn. '
THE UNFAILING SIGN OF THRIFT IS A
Open your account today with $1.00 or more,
we pay you 4 and all taxes on Savings Accounts.
Maybe you would like to have $1,000 in ten years
from now if you live, or if you die you would like
your loved ones to have the $1,000 at your death, if
THE VICTORY SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS THE
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