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rfKunacrv.a . 1 IHUII, I Fagt 4 THE HAkTFORD HERALD WEDNESDAY; APIHff. J'1I7. ! Hartford Herald Published Weekly by HARTFORD HERALD PUB. CO. Incorporated "O. B. LIKENS, W. H. COOMBS, President Sec.-Trcas. W. If. COOMI1S Editor Entered nt Hartford.Ky., postofllce M mall matter of tlio second class. . GENEROUS FISCAL COURT. . Prior to the adoption of our pres ent State Constitution much was said about Increase In compensation for the benefit of Incumbents. Tho practice wns Justly criticis ed, and during campaigns candi dates wore compelled to explain or attempt to justify "salary grab'' and ''extra pay" legislation. This abuse of public trust led to the wise pro- Vision In our Constitution borbld ling Increases In compensation after election or appointment. Section 161, says: "The compensation of any ",clty, county, town or municipal officer shall not be changed af ter his election or appointment, or during his term of office, nor shall the term of any such' offi cer bo extended beyond the per iod for which he may have been rlected or appointed." ,The Fiscal Court of Ohio county rlected the present poor house keep er on October G, 1915, for a term of Ivso years at an agreed compensation of $1.30 per week for each pauper, mil nil nus iu iui'iiiiiu uouru, luei, wnRlilntr. innnrllnir nnrl mnlflnp. fhp I Weeper to have use of the farm nnd I'eep premises, clean, comfortable nd sanitary. Our Information l this j'-as his proposition which tho Court accepted. Any way, he was elected under those conditions for two jears. Notwithstanding this, in less than a vqar, on August 11. 1910, the Fiscal Court entered an order Increasing (ho Pay of the keeper to ?2.00 per week for eacli pauper, making no further provision as to mending, &c, and also provided that this Increase rhould date back and be paid from June 1.", 191C. In addition to this, since that time tin- Court ha-? bten making allow ances for mending, usually at the rate of 5 cents I'r veck for eacli innnte of the county house. Tho taxpayers can see nt least one example of generosity on the part of the Flral Court, while the indent-1 edness has, piled up to nice than S00 000. --- condition, no ono haft advanced a satisfactory reason or suggested an cffcctlvo remedy for it. Tho young man may stumble, or even deliber ately plungo Into tho depths of im morality and debauchery, and then afterward bo given the glad hand of society, while toward his sister who at ono time exhibited weakness or made a single misstep, nn unforgiv ing nnd unforgfettlng spirit is mani fested cspeclajlyrby members of her own,spx..4 jf i We do not know who wrote the little poem: "The Prodlgnl Girl," but It Is very expressive: "Some poets have sung of tho beau ties of home; Its comforts, Its love and Its Joy; How back to tho place of Its shelter ing domo Is welcomed tho prodigal boy. They picture his father with pardon ing smile, And glittering robes to unfurl, But never a Poet has thought It , worth while To sing of the prodigal girl. "The prodigal son can resume his old place As leader of fashion's mad whirl, With never a hint of his former dis grace Not so with the 'prodigal girl. The girl may come back to the home she has left. Rut nothing Is ever the same. The shadow still lingers o'er dear ones bereft; Society scoffs at her name. as "clean-tip" days In Hartford, and It Is the dqty(of every resident of our lltllo city to do some cleaning up on theso days. " ' r ' The reports of Ohio county banks published in this Issue of Tho Her ald reveal a healthy and prosperous condition, and reflect credit upon those charged with tho management of theso financial Institutions'. Tho banks arc indices to progress In agriculture, manufacturing nnd com merce and our people nro to bo con gratulated upon the soundness, con servation nnd thrift shown In this line, IN MEMORY , A large batch of corn raised right hero In Ohio county wns on' yester day sold to a Daviess county mat for $1.50 per bushel at tho crib. This corn was produced on land rated nt less than $0.00 per acre. Think of it! Then, too, it Is to be taken to Daviess county where they boast of farming lands nt $200 per acre. Put down a Peg nnd move oft. Of Earl J. Hockcr, by Norma Ross. One of tho noblest and tho best, ' From among us thero ha gone, In tho .youtfli of manhood was he called, To tho realm of that better land beyond. It Is beyond our power to know Why God in heaven thought It b18t To call this ono from our midst To Join the throng of those eter nally blest. A-noble christian boy was ho Who always" strlvcd to do the right: Slay his rewards In 'heaven be Many Jewels fair nnd bright. . "Perhaps that is why when the prodigal girl Gets lost on life's devious track She thinks of the lips that will scornfully curl. And hasn t the heart to come back. Yes, welcome the prodigal son to his place; De merciful, giacious and just Rut shut not the door In his frail sister's face; Remember, she, too, is but dust." Grow more corn, raise more cat tle and hogs, less' tobacco, and help your country during the present cri sis, Just as much so as If you had shouldered a gun and gone to the front. Read what President Wilson says on our first page, Print paper manufacturers have been indicted for violating the Sher man anti-trust law, by a Federal grand Jury. Let us hope news Print will now come down from its perch up near the moon. FREE OARDEN SEED. Congressman Ren Johnson has sent some garden seed for distribu tion whllo they last. 'Packages con tain only Collards, Cucumbers, Let tuce, Okra and Turnip. Call nt Her ald office. COUNTY POLITICS. BmlUlngl ftvry llni in tvtfjtHmt tn mill ullh XV-BSK-OID Unf it iU XU-BBK.OID tklnlia. . m. Thai rpol j -W&.S let i? a. boy ' and It hMOiever coat one penny for rehire." Men of middle age everywhere can pokrt tdHU-BER-OID roofs laid more thanJZO year ago that are still giving perfect , service. RU-BER-OID, the original . prepared roofing, wears longer than any of its 300 imitators because it contains nothing' . that will crack, warp, run, rot, H j rust or leak. Lt ut show youthU long-llf roofing- In Slate Gray, T1U Red and Copper' , Green, Tell us how much you need. nd we will enow you how Uttle It I will cost to have roof that for years will need no repair. ( THE TOWN WE LIKE. The liquor Intorcsto linve almost abandoned tho rM theory that tho h iloona help huclnrrt and rro nov xtljlng upon the seductive "icve .isto" argument for a continuation of their eibtence. Once in awhile an i arncst advocate will contend saloons make a live town. sense they do more artillcial than natural. Some of our exchanges re cord "Rough Court Rays,'' "Drunken Drawls" and "Appeals To Police" in open saloon towns. For our part we prefer &uch an one as described by Walt Mason in his characteristic poem entitled: IX OL'U TOWN. "In our small town there Is no bar; no lino.o is sold. In flask or Jar; no sign announcing Ice-cold beer, upon our long main street ap pear. When we'd assuage our dusty thirst, we quote the motto, "Safety First," and to the nearest hydrant trail, and drink three quarts of Ad am's ale. Ten thousand People; good nnd bad, aro dwelling In our lovely grad, and when the week of toll Is done, and they set forth to have some fun, not one of all that cheerful throng goes seeking liquor, red and strong; there Is no liquor here to seek, and so the seoker'd-bc a freak. Of course ,lt makes a strong mnn groan, to have to me money, all his own, and find he can not blow It In for cool, refreshing Fquarefaco gin; and oftentimes, in his despair, he buys his children fIiocs to wear, or gives his wlfe-a large green bill, which should be In tho brewer's till. Or, driven frantic by tin law which bars the bugjulce from hls maw a law devised by soino fool crank ho puts his money In the bank, or buys hlmsolf a house and lot. while ho' with Indignation hot. Tho nows our papers print Is .stnlo; thero, are no doings, :t tho Jail; our people Ind eventless lives; rur husbands f"ldm heat tholr wives; not. onco n ynr nr prlnn bunks enpged bv philn or fnncv drunks. It Is a tftnp'd life " lead, nnd mite'' ' fp"" w"'ll yo to fp1; wo ought (n bavn p bonvlnt: Ken. and put our Nil In unn nialn." WOULD REDISTR1CT COUNTY. At the May term of the Ohio County Court application will bo made for the appointment of Com missioners to re-apportion the coun ty into Magisterial districts. No tices to this effect, signed by C. W. Mofeley and others, have been post ed all over the county. This step has been .contemplated for pomo time by the citizens In the norther part of the county who claim that they arc at a great disadvantage in this tespect. What Is known as the Dartlett's, Magisterial dlstilct Will 5 from Maxwell, or tornor to McLean and Daviess to the point where Da less, Hancock and Ohio corner near IVitvllle Kentucky boys nre surely red blooded! A little hamlet of 75 In habitants In Hopkins county, sent 11 recruits to Company E, of the Ken tucky National Guard. Now that Louisville has won the opening game from Columbus, It fiiay be said that the baseball season lias been officially opened In Ken tucky. Since it has cqased to rain during the past few days, we do not now fear a submaiine attack from the waters of Muddy or Rough rivers. A man charged with deseiting his Infant child was given a sentence of one to seven yeais in prison by an Evansvllle Judge, and then the sen- that ' tence was suspended on promise of In a the chlld-deseiter to do better In the future. The man contended that the high cost of living made It Impossi ble for him to support the child, all of which might he n. good plea to escape punishment, but one. If wo were Judge, we would not "fall" to. SOCrAL DISCRIMINATION. Wn have never bn able to un derstand, the universal distinction P'ndo In measuring aniJjjcngnli'pK lip moral and Pacini pfnjidjnK of the two sexes. In fnct wh'jQni,ljW-snd many deplore the cxlbtcnqc: of. tho The State Doard of Equalization tentatively raised the Ohio county assessment 25 per cent, on farm lands and personalty, 15 per cent, on town lots. Judge Wilson has re ceived notice that a hearing will be given on the 9th of May. Delegates will be appointed to appear before the Hoard with a view of getting at least a part of tho raise taken off. Wo notice in our metropolitan papers a proclamation Issued by the distillers and wholesale liquor deal ers In which obedience to tho Sun day closing and other regulation measures Is demanded. This would have sounded better some years ago. Why so much more Important now? It seems that the General Assem bly Is going to fulfill tho prophecy made In these columns before the special session was calltVl, that it tfvould be in session until the "last day, last hour and last minute" of tho time nlloted for being In session. We have seen so much in the pa pers tho past week about that Ken tucky lien, 25 j'cnrs old, laying ev ery dny that wo aro constrained to bcllevo that thero Is some "llelng" connected with tho laying qualities of that particular chicken. A Frankfort dispatch says that there Is rumor of another extra hes slon of tho Gcndral Arspmbly. but Governor Statilev Rays "there's noth ing In It." If v.'n mjstaltp not, there ,1sVltout $10 pr "hi It" for tho mem bers, of .that bodv. Press reports 3tatc that Bulgaria and Austria want peace. Of the two, no doubt Austria Is Hiiugarla for the cessation of hostilities. Nicholas county has been reap pcitloncd as regards Its Magisterial districts, and another district added to the county. - , AVho said lights? ooooo oc ooooooooc O 11ARI.V COUNTY NEWS O P Elizabethtown News. O OOGOOOOOOOOOOOOO TUtM-?day afternoon at Tunncll H'll John L-irkin, aged thirty, had a kcawlog to roll off tlfo wagon he was diivlng and fell on top of him. Doth his collar bones were broke and he was seriously injured internally. Dr. Strickler reports his condition so se rious this morning that there Is practically no hope of his recovery. He Is likely to die today. Jess Wiseman, a brother of Claude- Wiseman, of this city, met with a serious accident on his farm near Bethlehem Thutsday. He was cut ting some weeds with a mower when ho was run over by it, being thrown In front by hitting a stone. Ills right hand was badly damaged and. Dr. C. Z. Aud had to amputate ono of his fingers. The rest ofhe hand is In a bad condition. . . J' Thursday the county officials re leased three prisoners, all colored, from Jail In order that' they might join the regular army. Their times had about expired. All or them had been convicted 'for violating the lo; cal option law. 'They left yesterday with five other 'recruits In charge of the local recruiting officer. J. OGDEN ARMOUR Says This Country W Faring Food Slioitago Similar To That " Of Europe. J. Ogden Armour, hend of the big ChlPago packlng 'concern, bearing that name, and a mail in a position to know whereof w siieaks, sav ili" food, snottage Is world-wide, and in vors Government supervision In or d(jr to EPVe this country from I'm sime plight oX the warring natl.iaa of Euroue. in part li riys: "l( immediate and .radical stps are not taken to Jncrenso and oot. scivn tho food supply of the United Sl-ites. this sonnfry will find lUeU' tot fall nnd winter In as bad a Htate in fjr ps food Is concerned, as any of I'm wnrrlnp nntlpns of Europe. "Tho fon.j -portage IsJ world-wide. necmiPe IMn tlmn In nn Rlinrt ntifl 4ha Forty-one , pases of measles ltavo!,'"utl0,1 dangerous, I favor cuv hren fatnl !p Loulnillo suce 'tin! oni',","t supervision nnd control of first of tho ;e,r, ' j food production apd food prices. .'S'ext 'Tuesday and Wednesdjjy'l JH in Fim-p L-t up d It befro have -been dcBlgcated by our Mayor wc are compiled to do bo." DEMOCRATIC. SHERIFF We aro authorized to announce S. E. Bennett as a candi date for the Democratic nomination ror snerirt of Ohio county. Primary Saturday, August 4, 1917. JAILER WE are nuthorized to announce J. L. Coljer as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Jailer of Ohio county. Primary Aug. 4, 1917. JAILER We are authorized to announce Newton It. II11I70 as a can didate for Jailer of Ohio county, sub ject to the action of the Democratic party. Primary August 4, 1917. JAILER Ko are authorized to announce Ruck Collins as a candi date for Jailer, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Primary August 4, 1917. JAILER Wc are authorized to announce Loney Mlnti'n a candidate for the 'Democratic leoniinatlon for Jailer of. Ohio county. Primary August 4, 1917. CLERK We are authorized to an nounce Ouy K. RobcitMHi as a can didate for Clerk of the Ohio County Court, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Primary August 4. 1017. JUDGE We are authorized to announce S. S. May a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Judge of the Ohio County Court. Primary Saturday, August 4. SUPERINTENDENT We are au thorized to announce Onn Sliults a candidate for the Democratic nomi nation for Superintendent of Schools of Ohio county. Primary August 4, 1917. MAGISTRATE We are authoriz ed to announce J. Y. Hugci-man a candidate for Magistrate from tho Hartford District, subject to the ac tion of the Democratic primary, Sat urday, August 4. MAGISTRATE We aro authoriz ed to announce Esq. R. C .Ticlicnor, a candidate for the Democratic nom ination for the office of Magistrate from the 4 th Magisterial District. Primary August 4, 1917. MAGISTRATE Wo arc" 'author ized to announce Esq. Ben AV. Tay lor a candidate for Magistrate from Bartlett's Magisterial District, sub ject to the action of the Democratic party. Primary August' 4, 1917. FORDSYILLE PLANING MUtCOMPANV FORDSVILLE, Incorporated - KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN. jJUDGE; We are authorized to announce Judge R. R 'eddlng as a candidate for. Jho Republican nomN nation for Judg of the Ohio County Court. Primary Aug., 4, 1917. , CLERK we are authorized to announce W. C, Blankonshlp a can didate for the 'Republican nomina tion .for County Court Clerk of Ohio unty. .Palmary August 4, 1917. fl SHERIFF Wo are authorized to announce O. A, Ralph as a candl ,date,for tjio Ropubilcan nomination for Sheriff of. Ohio county. Primary Aitgust 4,,,19lV.-' JAILER fyj are authorized to nnnounce1 Worth Tiilienor as a can didate for Jailer subject to tho ac tion of the Republican party. Pri mary August 4, 1917. JAILER Wo aro authorized to announce M. C. Sliroador a candidato for Jailor of Ohio cpunty, subject to tho action 'of tho Republican party. Primary August 4, 1917. SUPERINTENDENT Wo aro au- torized to announce Mrs. I. H. Mason a candidate for tho Republican nom ination for Superintendent of Coun ty Schools of Ohio county. Primary August 4. Nolo Women who aro legally qualltled, are entitled, to vote "for School Superintendent la uotli Pri mary and Final Election. ' FURNITURE P lOSSIBLY you need something in the furniture line, and if you do, it willbe to your interest to come and look over our stock. We handle most anything in this line that one would need, and believe our prices are as low as is consistent with the quality of goods offered. A good line of Rugs, Mattings and Floor Coverings When in Hartford come around and take ' a look. Will be glad to show you. Acton. Bros.. Hartford, Ky. Report of the Condition of the FARMERS BANK A Bank Doing Business in the Town of Cetiteitouii, County of' Ohio, State of Kentucky, at the Close of Business on the 10th Day of ' April, 1017. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts. .. .$36,267.41 Overdrafts . c none Due from Banks 49,973.16 Cash'on hand. ' 4,003.93' Banking1 House,' Furni ture , and Fixtures ... '2,200.00 Other Real Estate ' ( 882.38 Total ,....$93,326.88 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid In, in , ,, In cash . . . ., 15,000.0',) Surplus Fund 3,000.00 Undivided 'Profits, less ex penses and taxes paid. l',995.65 Deposits sub- , ject to check. .i5'4.752.88 " ' Time Deposits $16,578.35 71,331.23 Duo BankB and Trust , Companies' '..'.. 2,000.00 (Total . 193,326.88 State of Kentucky,) )sct. ' County of Ohio. ) We, J. N. Nail and Alvln Rowe, Vice President and Cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is true to the best of our knowledge and belief. J. N. NALL, Vice President. ALVIN ROWE, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 14th day of April, 1011. FENA ROWE, Notary Public. My Commission expires January 28, 1918. Correct Attest: J. N. NALL, ALVIN ROWE, L. C. MORTON. Directors. Report of the Condition of the CITIZEN'S BANK Doinj; Business nt tho Town of Hart- loid, County of Ohio, State of Kentucky, nt the Close of Bu.Jnefcs on 10th Day of April, 1017. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts. .. .$44, 423.67" Overdrafts, secured ana ' ' unsecured . . .' ' none- Stocks,' Bonds 'and other . Se'curitles" ....'....'.., ' 450.uV Due from Banks . 41,109.22 Cash on hand 8,848.29 Checks and other cash ' Items ..7 .-. .. 1,027.18 Banking House, FurnI- ' ture and "Fixtures . . ., 'C06'.0O', ' TpUJ , ,...,$96,358,36,. LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in, ' . in cash v. V-.'. .$ 26;d06.0f' Surpjus Fund" . .T."fz,,5.qQ.0( Undivided Profits Jess '( expenses' and taxes paid. 1,34,8,6,2:). Deposits ub-. ........ Ject to check. $44, 933'.86 .. 1 Time Deposits $12;57C.88 5.7,509.7-4- i-i-i 1 , 1 1 Total .$96,358.3? State of Kentuclty,) ' '' ' ff ' ')&. ,; 1 County of Ohio,) ( We, G. B. Likens an& J, C. R'iieyl President and Cashier of" the abo'v' named Banlf ,( do solemnly swear that tho above statement Is true to- tho best of our knowledge nnd belief. O. B. LIKENS, President.. J. C. niLEY, Cashier. Subscribed and" sworn to before me this 13th day of AMI, 1917 R. R. RILEY. Notary Pul.Ho My Commfsslon Expires January Correct Attest: J. C. RILEY, ". B. LIKENS, ERNEST WOODWARD, Directors, Hartford Herald-Only SI Per Year ri h 1' . .1 ., ---SSyr,:,".. 'Tig- ,v""