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THURSDAY, FEBY. 9, 1599.
Tins is the initial number of Tin:
KiiCOKD. It makes it's appearance
without trepidation, as the publish
ers have hatl something like a dozen
years' newspaper experience, and
arc familiar in some degree with the
surroundings and requisites. It
does not come to fill "a long-felt
want.'' nor do we have an idea of
"a crying need" being supplied.
Hut we intend to give the people the
best paper wc-'know how to create,
and have a faith that honest, untir
ing effort will meet with a fair rec
ompense of reward.
Prejudice is said to look with a
squinted eye. We shall view all po
litical matters as an independent
journal. Will be the organ of no
party, and will commend or con
demn the principles and leaders of
all of them, as justice demands
Rccounizmir the clianjiinir com
mercial conditions, the price of sub
srrintion has been set at o cents
per year. No name will be put on
the list until payment has been
made, and the paper will be imme
diatcly "Stopped when the time has
expired to which it is paid
A Job Printing plant will be run
in connection with the paper, having
fullest equipment, and the product
will be artistic creations of the prin
Wc are going to depend in a great
measure upon the people of the
- county for support in subscriptions
and advertising. The mpr will be
one of the permanent enterprises of
the county, and will do everything in
its power to further and foster local
Thr Khcord asks patronage on
the same basis as will command to
any business it's merit. We hope
to make it a pleasure to our readers,
and . a profit to ourselves and our
nadvertiseis bless 'emj may the
uu iiiiu-oinv. fine in.nnr rr.1
HoiKiNsviu.E is in fair wav to se
cure an appropriation of 50,000
for a government building.
Paphks all over the state contain
reports of people being burned to
death from their clothing catching
And now a. banana trust is being
organized. If the promoters do
not slip up in this venture, there is
no use to fight- the trusts any longer.
Wi: are quite proud of the thrift
and industry manifest in our adver
tising columns. Greenville is one
of the best markets in this section,
and our dealers arc letting the peo
ple know of the advantages this
Our Filipino insurgents are now
rebelling against Uncle Sam's pro
tectorate authority. One or two se
vere battles have been fought, and se
veral hundred of our soldiers killed
and wounded. The loss to the in
surgent forces was very much heav
ier. Our readers will no doubt notice
the absence of the usual article in
all new papers, entitled "The Con
tribution of Our New Devil," and
which no one of course was ever
able to make out. This is not an
oversight on our part, but our disci
ple of Satan objects to having his
work thus ridiculed.
This edition of Thk Kkcord is be
ing sent to about 1,500 people.
There arc a few of them who arc not
subscribers, but they need not fear
to take the paper from the office and
read it, as no charge is made, and
you arc not considered a subscriber
unless you subscribe or some one
has for you.
John D. Rockefeller, the moving
spirit of the Standard Oil Co., is
going to retire from the active man
agement of that company, after
having amassed the greatest fortune
that any man in the world can boast.
Hc'is reported to be worth $250,
000,000, and has made by specula
tion SS, 000, 000 in one day. When
he organized the oil business he was
worth about Si 00, 000. Colonel O.
H. Payne will succeed him as man
ager. "The oldest inhabitant" has not been
heard from, but. the youugest newspa
per in town will veuture the assertion
that the weutber this week has been
almost a ltucoitn breaker.
Articles of incorporation were
filed recently with the Secretary of
State of New Jersey, of Kentucky
Distillers and Warehouse Company,
with an authorized capital of S32,
000,000. This stock is divided into
Si 2,000,000 preferred stock with 7
per cent, cumulative dividends, and
$20, 000,000 common stock. The
method of the trust will be to limit
production and thus cause a general
rise in Kentucky whiskies.
V. S. Vlek was hi town Tik'mIhv.
(S. It. Head was in town Wodnosdjiy.
Owen Uioe is in St. Louis on busi
Mr. Clins. II. Sweunoy is in Nashville
Mr. E1. S. Wood made a ilyiutf trip
to Central City last Sunday.
.1 mitre Y. II. Yoat is in Louisville
this week on legal business.
Messrs. Clarenee and Iteverly Martin
are up from Paduuuh on 11 visit.
Mr. Harrv Weir has been laid up by
the irrin for tome days, but is around
Messrs. II. N. Martin and T. II. Mar
tin have been in Louisville all week on
fudge T. .1. Sparks and Hon. W. A.
WickliiVe went to Carrollton Monday
on legal business.
Miss Itessie Allison returned to Cen
tral City yesterday, after a visit to her
sister, Mrs. .John Thixton, .lr. Mes
Mr. Edgar I). Martin has been in
Louisville for several days aiding in
the work of pushing spring lines for
ICahn, Martin & Co.
Misses Laura Love and Mary Mar
tin left for Henderson yesterday morn
lngona visit to Miss Louise Uodine.
Later they will visit relatives in I'adu
Miss Attic llobson. of Calhoon. who
visited in this place some time ago
was married vesterdav to Mr. Ash ton
ltryant at the residenee of ex-Senator
(bites in OwenslHiro.
Miss llallie Shaver has left town to
be present at the marriage of Mr. M,
L. Hoggess to Miss Klla Stewart on
Eeb. S. Miss Stewart is 11 winsome
young lady whose father resides near
Penrod, Ky. Mr. Itoggess is a rising
vounir farmer of Carter's Creek. Tin:
Hkcoiu) extends congratulations.
Friends of Dr. Len S. lluirhcs. of
Louisville, who visits this plaee oeca
sionally, will be interested to know
that he has been appointed a Surgeon
in the army, and assigned to the Sec
ond battalion of the Thin! engineers.
The S.outh's Opportunity
The commercial bodies of the
South, the merchants and business
men who are seeking for new fields
and the manufacturers who are seek
ing for wider markets, have a chance
to take advantage of the results o
the late war with Spain. Opportu
nity has come to their door and
stands there, hat in hand. We can
not do better under the circumstan
ccs than to show equal politeness
We. may also doff our hats and
shake hands with it and beg it to
make its home with us. But if we
fail to give it due recognition,
imagine that it is a tramp out
work, or something of that kind
then opportunity will go its way
not angry but wondering. Atlanta
"Has Got" Is Good English
Another language saver has launch
ed his boat. "Is 'has got' good
English?" he writes: "should not
'got' be omitted?" For the three
hundred and thirty-third and last
time we say that "has got" is sound,
correct English, good historically,
good in modern use, a perfectly
healthy idiom. Anybody who has
scruples about the "got" can cut it
out. Anybody who has a taste for
prunes, potatoes, prisms can learn
to break himself of saying "has
got," if he perseveres. We seek to
put no constraint upon, tender con
sciences. Hut abstainers from "has
got" should be warned against being
puffed up. Fresh English is always
good, but persons who like it canned
arc welcome to take it that way.
They mustn't put on airs, though.
New York Sun.
Although women in Paris had the
right, for the first time, the other
day to vote, few excercised the priv
ilege. In the second arrondissement
only three voted, and a sjmilar num
ber in the eighth. Much the same
was the result in every other arron
dissement, while in the Quartier Lat
in, which might be thought the very
sanctum sanctorum of women's rights
not a single member of the fair sex
took the trouble to vote. The sole
exception to this otherwise general
indifference was the First arrondis
sement, which comprises the Hallos
or markets, where several hundred
women gave their votes.
The weather has caused the tem
porary suspension of a great many
Pranks of Memory.
Queer freaks of memory are a con
stant puzzle to those who study psy-
hical phenomena, says the Washing
ton Post. Who has not been driven
to the verge of distraction by the
total inability to recall a name when
an effort was made to do so, and
when the occasion for such remem
brance was past had the missing name
Hash into the mind apparently of its
own volition? The year 1808 has
losed, but how many of us can re
all readily the chief incidents of the
last twelve months and say accurately
in whut month they orcured? Try it
Great minds have wrestled to find
an explanation for the pranks that
memory plays, and have had to give
up the effort. In the course of a sys
tematic attempt to arrive at some un
derstanding with regard to the won
ders of memory a very valuable and
unique body of testimony has been
obtained. The following questions
have been put before 200 Americn
university students and professional
persons, 151 being men and 49 bc
1111: women. The answers are with
Question l.-When you cannot re
call a name you want, does it seem
come back spontaneously without be
ing suggested by any perceived asso
ciation of ideas? To this eleven per
cent, answered "No" and eighty-
one per cent. "Yes."
Question 2.- Does such recovery
ever come during sleep? To this sev
enteen uer cent, answered "No" and
Some examples given:
1. This morning I tried to recall
the name of a character I had read
the night before in one of Scott's
novels and failed 1 taught a class
and walking home in the afternoon
all the names recurred to me without
2. -I tried to recall the name of a
book. Cave it up. Half an hou
later, while talking of something else
blurted it out without conscious vo
Question 3. -On seeing a light or
hearing a sound for the first time
have you ever felt that you had seen
( or heard ) the same before? Fifty
nine per cent, answered "Ycs.J
The action of unconscious inc?njg!
ory .uunngv, sie,eu js iiiustraieuau'
tv lour per cent, answered rrvcs
Question 5. -Can you wake at a
given hour determined before going
to sleep without waking up many
times before? Fifty-nine per cent,
answered "yes." Thirty-one per
cent, answered "No."
Question 6. If you can, how
about failure? Sixty-nine per cent,
seldom fail, twenty-five per cent,
Do you come direct from obliv
ion into consciousness? Sixty-four
per cent, answered "Yes." and six
teen per cent. "Gradually."
1. r had to give medicine ex
actly every two hours to my wife.
I am a very sound sleeper, but for
six weeks I woke up every two hours
and never missed giving the medi
cine. 2. I am always awake five
minutes before I set the alarm.
3 I had had little sleep for ten
days aud went to bed at 9, asking
to be called at midnight. I fell asleep
at once. I rose and dressed as the
clock struck 12, and could not be
lieve I had not been called.
A strange phenomena has come to
light in the course of inquiry into the
mystery of memory. It has been
discovered that by gazing steadily
at a crystal consciousness is partly
lost. Into the void thus produced
those who have practiced crystal gaz
ing find that there enter, unbid
den, forgotten incidents and lost
memories. To give a fuw-.instances:
A lady in crystal gazing saw a bit of
dark wall covered with white flow
ers. She was conscious she must
have seen it somewhere, but had no
recollection where. She walked
over the ground she had just travers
ed and found the wall, which she had
She took out her bank book .anoth
er day. Shortly afterward she was
gazing at the crystal and saw nothing
but the number one. She thought
it was some back number, but, taking
up her bank book, found to her sur
prise it was the number of the ac
count. At another time she destroyed a
letter without noting the address; she
could only remember the town.
After gazing at the crystal some time
she saw "321 Jefferson avenue."
She addressed the letter there, add
ing the town, and found it was
A lady sat iu a room to write where
she had set eight years before. She
felt her fcctmoving restlessly under
the table an$ then remembered that
ight years before she had always had
a footstool. ' It was this her feet were
Psychicalfrcseareh brings to light
many ensos jjbf similar strange tricks
of memory It is easy to find in
stances thadsurve to deepen the mys
tery. It is! not so easy to give an
cxplanationi The cleverest men who
ave attempted to do so have had to
In the matter of Ainbassadors the
State of NuKV York got all that was
coininir to it. Three of the most
important Ambassadorships have
been given out to the 'Empire State.
Joseph H.Choate of. New York will
go to England; Andrew 1). White of
New Yorkfls at Merlin, and Horace
Porter is at Paris. Apart from these
three places, New York had Stewart
1.. Woodfprd as Minister to Spain,
and now has Oscar Straus as Minis
ter to Tutjkcv.
The Toronto courts arc about to
be called unon to decide whether a
man mavAleirallv perform his own
weddinir .ceremony. The case in
r . ...
point is lhat of the Rev. J.
Pfohler, who, on Oct. 12, 1898; mar
ried himself to Lois Markle. This
is the first,' time a man has performed
the rite ftir himself in Canada, and
both Pfohler and "his wife now want
the validity oi their marriage estab
lished. It would have been much
cheaper for the divine to have eii
listed the (services of another clergy
man in th first place.
The National Advertiser tells 1
story of aiTold bachelor who bought
some sotfjrs, and found attached to
one of them a slip of paper with
these words: "I am a young lady of
20, and would like to correspond
with a bachelor, with a view to mat
nmony." Name and address were
triven. The bachelor wrote, and
in a tony,, days got this letter
"Mamma was marjueil twenty years
socks frft '
rou bought those
y did not adver
lisnld them lonir
me your let
was edited by Mr. Churchill, and as
I happened to be one of the contrib
utors, I remember wc' the excite
ment of Aali Pasha, the then Minis
ter, of Foreign Affairs, on finding an
opinion expressed about some polit
ical questions of the day. "Am I or
Mr. Churchill, the Minister of Tur
key?" exclaimed the Pasha, and sim
ilar declarations had to be strictly
avoided. To-day there arc many
large daily papers, and, although
muzzled by a rigid censor, they still
go on fairly, and some of them," as
The Tkdam (application), The
Terdjumnia Hakikat (the interpre
ter of truth), and Sabah (morning),
have a considerable number of read
ers. The Turks have, besides,
weekly and monthly papers, treating
literary, philosophic, and philologi
cal topics, and, what is certainly
most astonishing, they have got il
lustrated papers pictures of living
objects were formerly looked upon
as a deadly sin and last, not least,
a ladies' paper called Khanimlara
Makhsus Gazcta, as well as a juve
nile paper called Sibyan Hazetasi.
Does Farming Pay?
It docs, if you look after the
'little" as well as the "big" things
both In tn'd out of doors.
For instance you study how to feed
your stock. Why not .give tlic
..andiamilynd your help, a little
thought? One of the biggest
and most important things
"in-doors" is the cooking
one 'while you are at it.
It costs but little more
than the cheap, hast
ily put together af
fairs, and while
'you are buying 1
1 good one, may
. as well get
. the BEST,
THE "CHARTER OAK."
They will do better work, and do
it quicker1, with less fuel and labor,
and will last longer than any other
kind. You will find the price reas
onable enough. .
OAkS FOli SALE BY 3sPAKl5
J. V. ROARK ESTATE
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. ' ifTnr.p,eEirstsorranewsn ,,i neT laiter
A Lesson to Trusts.
The news was announced Monday
that the Union Tobacco Company
has obtained control of the big plant
of Liggett & Myers in St. Louis.
l'his means that the Union is to be
come a formidable competitorof the
Continental Tobacco Company un
less, indeed, it is an agent and ac
complice of the trust. As the price
both of Continental shares and those
of the American Tobacco Company
had a heavy fall upon the announce
ment, the supposition that the Union
is an ally is hardly credible.
A circumstance that goes far to con
firm the story that the Union Com
pany has already absorbed the pow
erful St. Louis establishment is that
last week the Union increased its
capitalization to $24, 000,000. It
began with but Si 0,000,000 and ex
panded to $12,000,000, then toSiQ,
TsO.ooo, and now has more than
doubled what it had at the start.
The Continental Tobacco Company,
organized with eight factories, has
since acquired a number of other
concerns. It seems to bo engaged
in a race to distance any possible
competitor. However, if it has fail
ed to get control of the St. Louis
factory, as now appears, it has lost
a bit; noint in. the irame with its
The report is very interesting, for
it shows how impossible it is for cveir
the biggest trust to get rid of com
petition unless it can aquire control
of the raw material as the Standard
Oil Company has been able to do.
The same reasons which led to the
formation of the Continental inspired
the nromotcrs of the Union. The
profits of the plug trade are cnor
mous and it is impossible to keep
capital from seeking such a promis
ing field. This is one of the natur
al laws of trade, and is not to be ig
nored by even the most power
ful combinations. The Intcration
al Paper Company is already faced
with the construction of immense
new mills which in time mav divide
its trade as thoroughly as the hide
pendent refineries have encroached
on the business of the Sugar Trust
The Federal Steel, the Rubber and
other trusts will eventually meet the
same fate. ,
Somethings. !roinr.'to hanncn in
uc competition the matter WiThtfjfbc"
so distressing, but it would be better
both for the consumer of plug and
the producer of leaf tobacco if there
could be a great number of small
factories rather than two mammoth
We will at the opening of the
Spring season present suitable lines
of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and La
dies' and Gentlemen's Furnishing
Our full attention is given to
"ready-to-wear" lines, and. we think
wc can serve the consumer's inter
Our Shoe stock will be an especial
feature this season. We invite at
tention to our fine dress 'Styles in
ihopAvork and to all grades in medi
um priced shoes for Ladies and
Our Furnishing Goods stock will
be ample and in correct fashion.
Our Hat stock will embrace the
right shapes and styles iii felts and
Our clothing stock will abound
in excellent values.
Wc invite your visits.
Just now wc are forcing out all
that remains of winter stock. Over
coats, Heavy Suits, Underwear and
all Winter goods way down in price.
Buy bargians now.
. E. EADESa
Noti:: We yet have all sizes but
1 5 1 iu a big job of Linen Collars,
high grade quaky, perfect goods but
slightly off in shape. Twelve Collars
45c; six for 25c; one for 5c.
4 GAR LOADS 4
One Car Biaggies9 Surreys Phae
tons, due March 20tho
Car Load Celebrated Brand "Beef,
Blood and Bone" Fertilizers,,
Car Load Blount's
in all styles and sizes.
Car Load Disc Harrows, Corn Plan
Carload shipments enable us to
on anything in the above lines.
wheel improved TENNESSEE WAGONS at same prices as the. ,
high wheels. ' New Carload on hand.
Get our prices on Disc Harrows, or you'll be sorry Wc will '
have the TIGER Harrowsvbest
IMJO. Mi MUmjHft
ers, Mowers, Rakes.
Our Grocery Stock
we can promptly
J. I. PENCE
Tinware, Queensware, Novelties
NEAR THE DEPOT.
J. HL HAYES
Agent for WALLPAPER, BLINDS,
CURTAINS, Etc. Prices the Lowest.
showing my Samples at your, Homes,
CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.
Sybscribe for T
Invites you to his Cash Grocery, at
the Depot. Everything in good as
sortment, at lowest prices.
True Blue Plows
save you a handsome margin
Remember: we offer low
h workers of Wood, Tin
and Iron, ask the Public to
give them an opportunity
! thes2 lines.
jlso do upnolstering anct
All work guaranteed;
A -4 TT4. 4
Will take pleasure in
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