It pays for itself. The investment is
-.a a am m m m :t
J i:j rich in coal, iron, timber, potter's cky j
Xc, aiul the most invitin- field in Ken
-tucky for investment of capital and pluck. 3
g sure of returns. Get our rates.
VOL. XIV. X(. 40.
GIIEENYILLK, KY.. THURSDAY. OCTOISI-R 21, !!)I2.
SOc. VLU YEAR, IN ADVANCE
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Tha Observer Takes a Trip
With a Camera.
AS BLEAK AS A CATTLE BARN
SehoolhouM For Whit Pupils a "Cry-in-
Shame" and Thosa For Colored
Children Almost Beyond tha Flight
Simply to Ihw that tlii-x- i:(li
tkHlrt. tllCM" Killllf WlVtl llol KI'lllHll 111. I
tlitioiis, an' -uiiiiiiii over flic Mill
1 ciit to I tiivit-sit iiuiiiy, in I In- is
flu imrt f Kenlu.-kv. Tills Is ntiulhiT
of those olil. t it'li iMiiliillliitit'S lli:tt
wen- luxurious 11111I ir.nT"iis lun
ln-lur the civil viiir, nuil it Is tlieivfmv
lllilc to Imilil :iml iilii a olll f il I :.!!'
m IhmiIm fur nil of I lie i liiMii-ii within
its Ixinli-rs. tint in uliiit Is known :is
the -lint I must not show pii tiiri-s mul
tvll ii.hiiivi t tin' Kiiiiu' tiuii'- wln-rc
corn, tolwi.10. hny uiitl whivit art'
fcniwu iu is-rfiNil.ni. I ilisctiveriM tt
Mr liltlf m-hool ImililiiiK that was al
luKt ready to to to pitsos. Its front
looked ns If I lie t liililtvn luul mivliil
extra fuel or kindlim; durini; the fold
weather fitr their old battered drutu
move. I am glad In Ih aide to say that
ALMUHT TO OO TO rtU-BS.
a Hew liuildiiiK Is koou to replace this
one, and It is IiIkIi tiuie, for the county
-It's a tihauie. a crying vhunie. I
know it a ud fool it all the time; so do
any Huruixf of other KiiietiiileudeulM
all vor t!it- st. -Me. Hut what call we
1 wU'Mi the peneral pnlilli- styiiilr
j ver and ovtr again, I went i n
enough for me is rmmI enough for mr
own children, I reckon?"
We went inshle the old shack, and
the eou nly nitieriutetideut asked ine to
look at the rnirh walls, the knife
hewu desks of a mtteru long out of
date. Thei he said:
"What kind of work can you j:'t
out of 'em when It's so much voio
than tlM-y are used to at homo?
Mlehty rou:.'li. isn't it? Hut that isn't
the real toup'.i part of it. I came out
here during a sudden cold snap last
winter to oe how they could heat the
school. You'll notice they hare a piece
of an old tttove In the middle of the
room and there Is 110 protector almut
it to distribute the heat. I made the
child who was sitting next to the
stove more his neat, and I placed a
thermometer where he had lieon sit
ting, busy with Ills lessous. TlIK
MKUCrUY liACKIl ri TO 110 1K
CHEK8. I tMik the same thermom
eter and liutiK II against the far wall
of the wind shaken house. IT
IROITKI srilEXLY TO 4ft DI
GIEEKS. No child could do real mental
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BLEAK AS A CATTLE HARK.
work wit!i this difference lu tewiHT
aturc lu the schoolroom, and there
was grave danger for the children
If the white sc hools in old Keiitm-ky
are bad the negro schools iu niiniy
kK-allties are almost beyoud tlie flight
of imagination. At a small village in
this county of I in vies I mu ncr:a a
very jsxir ne, uot any worse than
others I had scon, but it was rather
Mt'Ultar in its style of architecture.
The windows were broken, the door
,uulocked and partly ajar, the front
tcwj entire!- cone, aud the fence that
bad once separated the building fmui
the roadway had dtsapM-ared excejit
for Willie lonely pieces of posts. On
pushing o'Cu tiie louse door I saw a
bleak interior, with trash covering a
liadly warped floor. The room contain
ed a rusty stove, overflowing ashes on
to the floor, and two rickety bene lies
made of iuidresed Itiinln i. The walls
of the room were made of undressed
siding nailed to stuiiding and t:tiipp'd
There had neer liecn any !ii:mt wall
if plaster or i-cillng to keep out tin
rM. IT WAS AM Itl.KAK AS A
CATTLE HAItX. Is i any wonder
that illiteracy stalks a turiiai lug liurc
nliout the old stale of "the dark aud
To assist in the strong campaign
necessary for the development of the
educational movement bullous bear
ing the inscription "My $ for Improve
ment Kentucky scliools" are lo Is sold
by the cducr.tioual committee iu Louis-ville.
CLEAN SKIN OF MUCH . VALUE I
If Pores Are Kept Open Cow Is More
Apt to Be Healthy Use Comb
and Brush Every Day.
Nature has given nil living crea
tures a wonderful covering for the
body. The skin Is a most perfect and
yet an exceedingly simple system of
carrying off Impurity nnd at the same
timo of providing the body with need
ed nonrlbhincnt from the air, through
the mysterious channels of absorption.
Every cow's body Is completely cov
ered with this network of cell.". If
theso are kept clean and open, so
that they may do their work, the cow
will he more apt to he healthy than
If they become closed. This has been
most slriklnnly proven by covering
the bodies of animals with a sort of
varnish which will not admit air, and
the poor creatures soon die, their
heart nnd lungs being fairly engorged
with blood, just as would bo the case
If they were smothered.
Po we need anything more to prove
that It stands us In hand to keep tin
bodies of our cattle clean by the use
of a brush and comb not now ami
then, but every day, regularly? If
this be not done, the pores of the sldn
get closed with the. dust which is al
ways present in our stables, especially
at this time cf the year, when we are
feeding hay and other food that Is apt
to fill the air with flying particles. At
once the cow begins to suffer. She
cannot digest her food as she would
otherwise, and she requires more food
and richer food to maintain life in a
POINTS IN CARING FOR MILK
Liquid Placed In a Clean Bottle
Practically Free From Outside
The nine rules given below will
prove of considerable value to any
1. Iloltle milk Is practically free
from outside contamination and is the
preferable form for purchasing It.
2. Can milk is liable to contamina
tion from dust, from heat, and from
Ftrong-smelling substances In the re
frigerator. 3. The top and outside of the bottle
should be rinsed off with warm water
Simple Method of Cooling.
before being opened, as the milkman
usually carries the bottles by the top
or neck, and more or less dirt and
bacteria are certain to be transferred
to the outside of the bottles.
4. Place the milk at once in a re
frigerator. In cold water or In a cel
lar. Keep the covers on the bottles
as tt prevents material fal.ing in, and
also prevents absorption of odors.
5. Wash and scald the bottle as
soon as empty.
6. Clean vessels only should be
used for holding milk sold by meas
ure. These should have tight -fitting
7. Never mix fresh and stale milk,
as all becomes tainted or sour In a
8. Milk slightly sour can be sweet
ened by the addition of a small
amount of lime water. Pasteurization
will add to Its keeping quality. Thli
latter is not good policy, but Is a rem
edy for a common evil.
9. Do not buy milk because It Is
cheap, pr usually it is the dearest in
An old stagnant pond is no place for
a cow to slack her thirst.
Cows differ somewhat In the amount
of roughage they will take.
Every dairy farmer should organize
a cow-testing association of bis own.
A "boarder" in the dairy herd is a
sign of an owner who Is satisfied wltl
life as it is.
The mangel is excellent for stock
feed, being greatly relished by milk
cows In winter.
When butter refuses to "gather"
the cream may be too sour or the
temperature too low.
Provided yoru cow Is a good one,
the more she is fed along right lines
the more she will give.
Stringy milk is brought on by a
fermentation In the udder caused by
a certain form of bacteria.
Milk, left in the pull of the sktm
milk calf means sour milk In a very
short timo these hot days.
To be street and clean It is desira
ble that the cow Etablo be white
washed at least twice a year.
The best cow is the one that can
consume the largest amount of rough
age and use It to the best advantage.
The number of acres required to
feed a herd of twenty cows in full
milk will depend largely upon- the
condition of the ground and the sea
oa. f ,
Most Beautiful Building
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Admittedly the most beautiful building In the world, the T-.J Mahal, ona
mile east of Agra, India, is visited yearly by many thousands of tourists. It
is a white marble mausoleum built by Shah Jahan as a burial place for his
favorite wife, who died in 1629. It is said to have occupied twenty-two years '
In building and its cost is variously stated at from $9,000,CCO to $60,000,000. 1
The building is octagonal, surmounted by a dome and flanked by four grace-1
ful minarets. In the central chamber, above a vault containing the bodies cf
the emperor and his wife, are two cenotaphs surrounded by a fine marble
IS HOLY GRAIL IN GENOA? ! SOME USES OF THE FIGTAIL
A large green cup, hexagonal In
shape, which according to popular be
lief was used by Christ nnd his apos
tles at the Last Supper. Is treasured
in the Church of St. Lawrence, nt
Genoa, Italy. Its history goes much
further back than that event, as It Is
claimed that it was a present from the
Queen of Rhba to King Solomon. It
has been In Genoa since 1101, where
It was brought by a knight from the
Holy Land after the First Crusade.
For centuries- It was not touched, al
though many of the faithful wished
to adorn It with precious stones. This
was due not only to piety but to a
fear on the part of citizens that
should It be broken, pilgrims would
cease to visit Genoa. It was thought
at one time that it was cut from an
enormous emerald. Napoleon took It
with him to Paris, persuaded of its
high intrinsic worth. Scientists con
firmed the suspicion that It was made
of glass, and Genoans got it back at
PWl y ni'j. 1. tUiir ran figure;. .
PAWN THEIR FAMILY-GRAVES
In times of financial difficulties the
Loochooans, residents of the south-j
.western Islands of Japan, sometimes I
pawn the graves of their relatives.
They are always redeemed, however, I
as failure to do so means family dis
grace. The turtlehack shaped tombs,
usually located on a hillside, facing the 1
water, are elaborate affairs of stone
and cement, and ttieir cost and upkeep
cften bankrupt the family.
CLOTH FROM SEAWEED FIBER
A method has been perfected for
making cloth from the fiber of sea
weed, which grows In the southern
seas. The limp, straggling fiber is
soft, pliable, strong, much like wool In
its tendency to curl and twist, nnd
easy to spin in Its raw state. The fin
ished fabric when put on the market
abroad is 12 cents a yard, for a 52
inch width. It will be considerably
higher in America.
YEARS ARE ADDED TO LIFE
Within the last half century, an av
erage of 12 years has been added to
human life. The death rate has been
reduced from 35 in each 1,000 inhab
itants, to about 15. This reduction
has been obtained through the con
trol of infectious diseases. The saving
thus made relates only to the period 1
of life under 50 years. There is no '
knowledge regarding the organic di- 1 ble stones which are the favorite weap
eases of advancing years. OUB of the rampaging women.
Great Wall, of China
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Recent investigations have revealed many new facts concerning tha
great Chinese waif, its construction and its purposes. This most gigantic
defensive work in the world was once 1,250 miles long, extending between
Mongolia and China proper from Suchau eastward to the gulf of Pe-che-ll, w-'h
an extension northeastward to the Sungarl river. It is 35 feet high, 21 feet
thick, and Is faced with granite blocks, with towers at frequent intervals.
Tna wall dates from the latter part of the fourteenth century. After tha
accession of the Manchu dynasty in 1644 it was allowed lo fall into decay
except at a few points where It was maintained for customs purposes.
Although modern Chiaa has sacri
ficed t'ie pigtail on the altar of liberty,
many celestials still look,upon the pig
tail as an object of veneration. They
find in It five advantages.'. It saves the
ears; for, if two Chinese 'quarrel, they
seize each other's pigtails, instead of
their ears. It Is a first aid to rescue;
for if he falls Into a river buatnien ran
fish him out by the pigtail with their
boat hooks. It helps the police, who
can tin two miscreants' together by
their pigtails, and thus save the ne
cessity of handcuffs. It is a protec
tion of respectable .citizens; for, in a
row, the police first arrest those who
have been disgraced by losing their
pigtails. Finally, it ensures peace In
the house; for with it a husband may
not be upbraided by his wife, whilo
without it, she is at l'berty to call him
any name she plears.
TO STOP SUFFRAGE BRICKS
As a result of tke riotous demonstra
tions of the London mlliraut suffra
gettes, most of the buildings in the
vicinity of the houses of parliament
have been fitted with strong wire net
ting over the windows to serve ns
protection against the bricks and cob-
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Mm 1 .il in
(T 3 ' tV , -.i I .11 T. - IT "A s.
As filth Hies lf.fcre Imo hicon, so do tiisense germs, e'feto end
Smpuro matter ar.U foui humors in the L'ood I3y Oelore
with the troubles they cuus-..', sucli as p'.rr.pltv, bo'.is, sores, eczema, sc'.t- I
iheuin, malaria, r.heunTaiisr.i an-j kidney c-rsorders. It ir.akos a c!ean sweep.
It euros '.'ulckly and cures to stiy. i t c "iv?s i'iorloua !-"tr.!t!i an J wisor to tho k
wn!(, CiiMy and rir-cl'3"'n.
DR. J. W. BARLOW,
II UN TIHT.
Cruwiiuud liri(i(:t Work at rv.naMC
O.U.'c up j.tfcir-, iu Hie Jjiife l.nil'linir.
Dss T. Ja'SLATOiMi
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'HOWARD S GRAY,
01l;ct In Orrrn Eailini, rjssItrUSt:-'
DBS. KFLTSLEY kHELTSLEY
- A5UtK'4fllC PHYS5CWNS
JUice at Home, Et Main-cress Street.
TclCpliono No. 7B
Louisviiis a and Chicago
HKST LINK T
California and the
Two trains daily
French Lick and West Dadca Springs-
I) l'. A K !'.( HI X STATU X,
Dinin? and Parlor Cars.
Palace Drawing Room Sleepers.
E. II. BACON. D. P. A..
X. W. Cor. 4'h an.l Market Sis.
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;2 for exc :nci"It.i:w I "ve tv.
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xj reason v. a vrjs you i.i t-:yi-,; to 1
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SI --ita liver rcv.il-r,vitU a !-ii;tr .1
(sals than ol! cthi-r ccmhla-.d.
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5m-f4 wtm&m1 urn &T
V"c announce to cur trade and the pub
lic lit:t cur stc;ks cf p,coJb in all derart
ncnts ait Lrger and better sckded lliuii
tver itt our I-istory. V.'c carry a varkd
of :-: :-:
?nd can supply rno-t cf Ih; wants of tbz
coiter 1:1 ..Ty Lv?.). C.nnnneattbL-,
I.ats, Etc., v.w ofi'ci ktrae selections.
In Gioccrico, Hardware. Tinware, Farm
I?:p!ciicnlj and sucli good our stocks
arc especially strong. : :
In ail departments prices will be found
the lowest, and your vidis will b; bihly
appicciatcJ. :-: x .
We !;ave juit a !ded an
tt a D
business, and wiil carry a comprehensive line cf Cofnns, Cas
jjjl kets, Kobe;, Cu'L;, Wrappers
fi in serviee, r.v. o!i a rv.here.
and cscfitl aU'.nlijn tny hour
Tff.tSci rr.. iv-w 1
SHANNON, MERCER 5 CO.
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Mcoa Was Wrong
A l vcr.ietj, vho snlfer
m tend a:,;r.ei:ts, zxt urr,cd i lr Caruui, ti-u reliable, S3
111 yctc'i iiilv, ar.dvi:;;. ;;t b;.l
3 iclicvin r rain, bnlWuvj i.p
N ar'J nuii.j r-enxs. Utnn.i t.'u pt r.:..f century,
M tkr.u3sr.-is of ladies ine wrilic-i to tell tf tlic c.::e! caraiivc
results tlwycbiied.f.-cmthcuie of tliiswtll ".-owapadiefce.
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A'rs. J.i:ie Cailclvi-i sihicrcJ froni woma'dy troufcb for
nc-o - 1 1 a Iron Wiili.vn'.c, Ii. C, she
sr.ys: "I v.:s rot .-.Me t o'o my cvti house wf.ak. My
s!i;;iaeh v.t.s we; i:, an.! i :y L'.u v.vs ..Tcr.:f. I hr.d tac!:
acbe, at: 1 v a: v;:y v: ;;!. I irict sce:c.l t. cr bt:t tley
diii re 1:0 r'Ovl. I i--cd Cn'.t-ri v r or 1 tromhs, and rtoy
I am in (lie t c ;t h:::'i I Lave c.cr been. I can never praise
Cardui -ri;.H:o;u" !t is tr.c tost tonic, f .r vo:nen.
V.'Sicthtr ftrieus-fy siek, or ci.nply weak, try CardaL
w r.ei-.Viv--.;-,-r,..-t.c-v:: e.:. c. c:-i!-.-r.-s. t-.
I' f S.-:; ..l: ..tr : J :.i , t ,.: . "i-. r.c T-.-ewat !ot Vo..,c-," wca. )Z3
sA WSJ I
''S'-asi'-S ? a
Undertaking Department to osr V
and Drcsces. Also Iive a Hearse
Orde.s Li trds l'nc.vcn prenpt iji
day cr nMiL
v;s v. n v.. 1
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from the aches nnd raiss. due
ciTcch, on tha vcmaihy system? iX J
sireur-.th, rejuhiing t:e system,
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