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GREENVILLE, KY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1912.
VOL. XIV. NO. 11.
50c. PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE
Can Be Saved Tc
By The Appoint
ment Of Adequate
Justus Goebc! Makes
Strong Appeal for Pro
tection To People's In
terests In Open Letter He Asks That
Lawyers Known To Be
Loyal To the Cause Of the
People and Free From Cor
poration Taint be Employed
In the Suits Against Tai
Frankfort and Covington, Ky,
October 31st. 1912.
To His KxtelU ncy. Governor James B.
JlcCreary; to all Administrative and
.Legislative officers of the State and
to ail citizens of the Commonwealth
vho are inicrested in equal and uni
"Tell my frienda to b brave find
fearlest and loyal to the great com
!..-.- last wcrdg of my aa i s'i '
if'CJjjiS.'Tijice to e- and he. "
iembef, itV9. I again commenced to
take' an attir? Interest in our State's
a5alrs, it was jct Jo gain political fa
vor, for there is ho office I would
have; lut it was with hop and con
fidence tbst my wcrk would, during
the administration cf the present mate
officers, open up tin opportunity fcr
Kentucky to tik-i up William Goebel s
work where !ne r.ssassin's bullei had
interrupted It. and in that event every
department cf our government would
give thereto by voice and action mcs;
lsiiive, vigorous and loyal eppcit.
Relief Mutt Come. .
Necessity for action in the Interest
of the people has grown as years have
passed until it has developed into what
is to-day a crying shame and from
which relief trust come.
Too long, i Itczcther too long, has
there been unjust discrimination
egainst the pVcvlc, unjust and burden
some taxation upon the people, as
compared with what has been required
to be paid by the big corporations of
our State. Corporation lawyers have
lastingly said the death of William
-bcl was a benefit to th corpora
i'iows. If tbia was true, the fjuesiiou
.is. how much longer shall I bo people
te held in bendage because of bis
God. knows the corporations now
suing the State have been able to pro
cure (and the word procure is used
advisedly t immunity long enough from
paying their just chare cf the taxes.
A hundred million dollar increase
in the value of corporation property
for taxation cpens a new era in the
State's affairs, uuii has awakened the
people, and brought them to a realiza
tion of what has been dene to them,
and there will be a further awaken
ing, which will correct abuses equally
as great as unequal taxation. A true
awakening of the people bas come,
and henceforth every man who would
hold office must be a progressive, and
DO imitation v.iil satisfy them; they
w1U sweep asie and into oblivion as
old ch JT any man who hesitates or
dares statu! (;i the way of betterment
pf conditions il improvement in ev
ery way for tfce wjjob; pr0?e.
No one dcuhts, bad William Goe
bel been per?iii:ted to live, that which
was done last month by the Board of
Valuation and Asessmcnt would have
been done more than a decade ago,
and to-day, irsitad of the large cor
porations flgbtiug in the courts and
by siuister irethods, endeavoring to
perpetuate unjust and unequal taxa
tion, to throttle the action of this
Slate TaxhX Board, the first to act ful
ly in the inttat of the people, they
would long ago have been paying Into
the State, county and city treasuries
their just proportion pf taxes.
U i very evident ' tjjat in Ken
tucky. s in ether States, big corpora
tions will never pay a cent more of
taxes than they are made to pay.
Take the crss of the C. Ac O. It. R.
In 1(11 this road, o jts entire sys
tem Jn Kentucky, paid taxta pn a to
tal valuation of only 19.313,270, where
as the street railway company of the
ity of Lbuisvilis was made to pay on
m valuation cf $10,800,0t. The C. &
O. It. It. in ISC! Jeld taxes on a f.-an-
shise valuation cf enly $2,171.1(9, and
tu 1311 on a vaiuaUon of only $2,743,-
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JUSTUS COEBEL. GOV, J. B. M'CREARY,
Kentucky Delegates From State at Large to DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
CONVENINON, BALTIMORE, JUNE, 19!2.
&". -vhereas .the Hoard found tnolr
)12 axsetisnient should be $1$,7'JS,i;:I0.
The O., N. t). & T. V. It. It. in 1H01
paid taxes-tin a franchise valuatiun
of only $3,U0,m. ami in 1911 on a
valuation of only $1,559,320, whereas
the Hoard found their 1912 assessment
should be $1',K74,200. The I. C. in
1901 paid taxs on a franchise valua
tlou of only $l,t)s9,K70. and in 1911 on
a valuation of only 4,510,3.0, where
as the Hoard found llieir IS12 assess
ment should be $ 14.74 t',Kf7. Tie I..
N. It. R. in 1901 paid taxes un a fran
chise valuation of only S,S04,879, and
in 1911 on a valuation of only $11,
H99.200, whereas the Hoard found
thejr 1912 assessment should be $45,
428,07. The Covington companies in the
past paid as little, proportionately, as
did most of the above meutionud com
panies, and without exception all
these companies pnd the two others
suing wanted the same assessments
for 1912 that they had in 1911. The
Hoard of Valuation and Assessment
oast'd t);eir 1912 assessments on con
t'lnctBg proof of values placed before
nen and ttiK ks . i t- re t'i.--ici
Juf "had i. m-1 i.uii
iLau four hundred iiriur.-u
pessed, only seven have protested in
lilt? courts, and these are among those
that have always proportionately paid
In the lust twelve tears the State,
coftnties and cities have been robbed,
and the word robped is the only word
that fits the 'case, of more uiau tei mil
lion iMlars in taxes.
In the years from 1902 to 1911, In
clusive, a period of ten years, there
has been an average ijic.roase in the
franchise assessments of the four larg
est railroads of the Stare of only l'i
pef rent yearly, and this almost un
believable record of astonishingly
amall increases was made in the ten
totst years for earnings that the raib
roads of tbls country ever av.
The picture here presented pf tun
previous inadequate franchise assess
ments is astounding, but when one ex
amines into the situation regarding the
(angiblo assessments made by Rail
road L'o.Timissions of .the properties of
six of the corporations now suing the
State, the word "astounding" is inade
quate and must be here supplanted by
the word dumfoundiug to state more
correctly what tbe lanigble assess-
m.-Rf picture actually presents.
Work Is Pflayed a Decad
Tute (be case of the p. & p. It. H.
and the records show Ipiat the taugiblp
property of this company iu littS,
twenty years ago, was assessed at
$8,019,577. In 1911 notwithstanding
the extensions made In mileage of
road, double tracking of a vast system,
acquiring much new real estate and
pj'pbubly more than doubling their
equipment of engines and cars- thiu
company's taagjhle property was as
sessed at only ,27C,270( or 21 Ier
cent less than in 1S92, tweu faara
In 1892 the market price of C & .
itock was around 11 cents, and to-day
the stock of this company is selling
at 81.5 cents, and the capital stock
las been increased to one hundred
million dollars. Further comment to
stow that our state has jv'rn ubbed
ii unnecssary. The tang;b!. property
3f the C. N. O. & T. I. R. R. wms as
leased in 1911 for less than it was as
sessed in 1900, and but little more than
u lHdOl pntwithstanding the greut im
provemeuu blade by the company.
The other railroads ta.e Jejn similar
y inadequately assessed on their tuni.
be property for many years.
Iq May, 1910, a prominent ofllcial of
one of the companies suibg, stated that
:he special interests had in years past
controlled the state's taxing boards,
ind the records apparently prove he
told the truth in that instance, lie
ilso stated that he would control the
present Hoard of Valuation and As
sessment, but in this ho bas proven an
Board Acts For People.
To date the people have won, and tho
Bo.ua ot yalat'on and Ar-sensuient,
:onsistlr.g o( Henry M. Hosworth.
chairman; Tom g. IU;ea and C. K.
Crecelius, has finished its work for
1912, and, thar.k God. for once it ha
acted In the interest of the people.
Until this year the Board of Valua
tion and Assessment haB been con
trolled in the intercut of the l:lg cor-utu-ntinTiH
hv r.nme linok nr rronk. eith-
jir friendship, political favor rendered
1 itJr .
or to be rendered, hriuery or intimv
dation, hut never before has the state
county or city been given what it wai
rightfully entitled to. .
The eight suits that have been
brought against Hie state must be
fought through all federal and state
courts, and are of vital importance to
our people. They iuvolve for the state
$:!82,389, and for the county and city
taxing districts $823,391!, or a total.
annually, of $1,205,785.
The railroad companies, realizing
the magnitude pf this tight and anx
ious tp win put, not alone from a finan
cial standpoint, but to prevent the
great public denouncement that is
bound to come in the wake of a vic
tory for the state, are calling up the
wonderful array of legal talent that is
at their command through the power
and influence that conies of the tre
mendous amount of money represented
in ttirir tjjmhined capitalization of ap
proximately one billion dollar..
Master Legal Minds.
Among the-master legal minds that
are already engaged in preparing th
defense of the suing corporations are
Trabue, Uolan & Cox, of Louisville; for
(he Illinois Central Railroad Company;
Galvin & Calvin, pf Cincinnati, for the
Cincinnati, New Orleans ft Tex I'a.
cific Railroad Company; John T. Shel
by & Son, of Lexington, for the Chesa
peake & Ohio Railroad Company; CoL
Henry U Stone, Halm Hruce, C. II
iloornian, It. A. Colston, of Louisville,
an rVq"';:rT Browder. of Russell
ville, for the l.o'uUviile ft NasUvjlU
Railroad Copipany; Beckham & Mc
Quor.n, of Frankfort, and Ernst, Cas
satt ti Cottle, of Cincinnati, for the
eouth Covington & Cincinnati Street
Railway - Company and the Union
Light, Heat and Power Company; Max
well, Ramsey & Graydon, of Cincinnati,
for the Adams Express Company and
for the Southern Express Company.
Jii addition to this galaxy of legal
talent, t;e suiijg corporations ave a
vast aiuiy of busy worker who nvr
appear In the limelight or in the court
room, and they may be described as
retcarch lawyers, accountants and
statisticians, who are a mighty sup
portive clement to the men who will
present the cases and make the pleas
Without detracting one iota from
the splendid ability and kkwwh loyalty
Iff the atate's interests possessed by
the attorney general, James Garnett,
and his three assistants, the common
wealth's legal force, as compared with
that of the corporations, must seem
ipadeaiiare. indeed; and when it is
taken' into consldvi'ttUgu' lha(,' tui y
torney general's office has a' multi
plicity of cases and matters of state
to fully employ their attention, and
:hat the present situation conies in
ihe nature of an emergency unfore
reu and unprecedented in the state's
listory, the urgent necessity for tne
iiaployment of other able lawyers as
t supportive force to the attorney gen
eral pccoiuea fjuite agpjreuf.
At)ili, li,o'n loyalty to' the cause,
nd assured freedom from cm poraiion
taint should be the gauge to govern
in the selection of attorneys to assist
n the defense of the state's Interests.
Justus Gcetel's Interest.
My Interest In the' work Just com
pleted by the board was, and Is, dif
'erent from, and greater than, that of
ir.y man In Kentucky or elsewhere
iven thcuh he may have been con
lected with the work. Love of my
iate and love for and memory of my
tssastinated brother, whose brain
Aork constructed and wheso blood
;ained the statutes vhlh made it
jyssible lo do what the Board o( Valti
itiiiH mul -Vpsefsment has jflst com
peted, have compelled of me the serv
es I have rendered In the matter, and.
A'lthout official duty resting on me, 1
lr.ve given untiringly apd almost con
jtuntly more than five months of time,
jneigy and study lo these assessments
n the interest of the etate and its peo
to the exclusion of every other
,n?erest business and personal.
Therefore, v. Ith such an Intel er t and
.vith the knowle.le that I have gain
d through my labors, I feel that I am
jualinVd, amply qualified, to make an
ippcal, in the name of the 400,000 tax
'aytrs of the state who furnish sevea
3lslt of Ihe revenue fur the Etatp'a
ldveriuim, and who for many year
lave withstood the burden of unequal
iia!k"i, to the administrative and
eglslatlve ofP.cers of th state to sup
cu tae Governor with uulimited
means for the necessary defense of
the people's interest and cases.
There are men who have said in
places that In the employment of At
torney John L. Rich the state bad gone
far enough, but to such men I would
say, "l.s your only Interest Hie welfare
of the people, and have you proven
that there is no other Interest that is
greater with you'than the people's in
Every Citizen Interested.
We have been, and are, dealing in
thla with a matter which la vital to,
and affects the comforts, of every
home, no matter how humble, and the
pocket book of every taxpayer in
commonwealth, be he latiorer, me
chanic, faruier, merchant or of any
vther rank or stmion. All have their
interest in what -ve have been digu
ing for more nearly equal taxation
ami relief from corporation oppression.
The crural inn Is, shall the cause jf
our taxpayers bo defended at the bar
af justice by an array of counsel of
the correct standard and It keepl.ig
with the greatness and Importance of
these pases, which involve, not only
M.205,785 this year, hut millions upin
million in year to come, and if the
issnssments are upheld, mean to th's
generation and generations yet unborn
n Kentucky, lesser tax to pay, and to
"he state adequate revenue for every
purpose of government, economical
"Most respectfully yours,
FAVOR INDIAN RUNNER DUCKS
Hdftrt if All PomestiQ Fowl and
Do Equally Well Confined as
on Fres Range.
Indian Runner ducks are the
hardiest of all domestic fowls. As
they do equally well in confinement
or on free range, they may be profit
ably kept by persons In town or city
as wall as by farmers. Tuey do not
require pond or running water lust
water to drink in, something deep
enough so the whole bead caa be im
mersed, says the Interstate j Poultry
man. They may b -. .,xy. ciiep
ly , on Area., range 1 'i : - -nI
many things of litt'.e oi ; wch
as bugs, worms, grasshoppers, grass,
etc. These they convert Into large
white eggs, which- if not sold - for
hatching will command several cents
above the market price of hen eggs
and at Easter will bring twice as
much. They do not differ in flavor
from hen eggs, but are superior for
nil kinds of cooking. As a (able fowl
the Indian Runner duck is excellent.
The meat la tender, juicy and fine
grained. Thus far the demand for
breeding stock and eggs for hatching
bas been so great that the duck bas
not been raised to a great extent as
market stock; but wherever it has
become known as a table '(owl it la
As egg-producers tbe Indian Run
ppr females tjr? tn atya!)le soil
p' tho'itiarkei until from three to nine
years old. A flock from a good-laying
strain will average from 240 to
230 eggs per layer per year, if prop
erly managed. I find by actual test
that the feed that will keep a Ply
mouth Rock hen in good shape will
keep a Runner duck plump, so 1 think
it safe to say that they can be kept
as cheaply as any of the large breeds
of tens In winter and cheaper n sum
mer If cm free range, as they y jil for
age farther Into the fields.' We like
them much better than hens, as they
do not destroy crops, neither are they
so much of a nuisance around the
buildings as hens. The. ducklings of
till breed can b,Q 114 to a Market
able size cheaper and more quickly
than those of any other breed. As
the ducks never set, the ducklings
must be hatched by incubators or
hens. Hens glwe the best results, oft
en hatching every egg given them.
The eggs are very fertile and may. If
desired, bo hatched any month in the
year. Ducklings hatched in June or
July often lay all winter, while, t
hatched in March, they will 'lay jjj
Unit) to batch ducklings from them by
the let of October.
PLAN FOR A HEN HATCHERY
Door Placed In Front of Each Nest.
Hinged With Leather and Held
by Wooden Cleats.
Here Is my plan for a successful
hen batchtry: I take 16-foot lumbei
tnd nu:ke s-talls for 12 bens which,
makes the nest boxes a little over 14
A Hen Hatchery.
inches wide, writes J. A. Crandall of
Norwich, "Kan., in the Farmers Mall
and Breeze. Slats and thin lumber
nay be used for the 11 partitions.
FIcor the nest department. Chicken
v.ire la nsed to cover the top of runs
cxcei t for the doors A, each of which
ia 28 inches long, enough to cover two
runs. Tha doors H are the eatno
length. There is also a door 8 by 10
Inches in the front of -aeh nest box
flncl all doors are hinged with leather
and held v.ith c'.cats. The roof board
Is not hinged or nailed bet held In.
place with cleats and may bo lifted
1 1 iWsfS
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IT CURES INDIGESTION II IT STRENGTHENS TKE NERVES
IT IS THE BEST FAMILY MEDICINE ON EARTH
TRY IT. PRICE 50c AMD $1.00 PER BOTTLE
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DR. J. W. BARLOW,
U B N T I 8 X.
CrornoU Bridge Work Uoue l reasonable
J.Boe up italr. In the lout QullUin;.
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Physician and Burgeon.
Offlce Main-crone treel near llniuetreet. Ik
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tfflce ii trttttiiMlif. ssMitcU!lM4c IsteL
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Office at Home, East Main'cross Street.
Telephone No. 78,
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Two trains daily
French Lick and West Baden Springs.
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