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July 20, 1022
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A non-paritarn family newspaper published twry Tnaraday ky
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Opinions on the Railroad Strike
The editor has had occasion to visit th industrial center of
eastern Kentucky within tne last three weeks. A casual observer
ran gather much tide-line Information by remaining silent and lis
tening to heated discussions that take place among Interested citi
ens. The news haa Just reached certain point that the Maintenance
of Way-men have acceded to the demanda of the labor board, and
submitted to a cut in wajrea of forty centa day. The men are
full of excitement, and one very tired looking, atoop-ahouldered
father, who haa spent fifteen yeara tamping tiei on the railroad,
remarks, "Well, it'a nothin leas than complete surrender. That
cuta my wages from $2.53 day to $2.13. I could Junt barely
make a livin' aa it was, and now none of my' family dassent get
ick. I have eight children to support; meat and bread, rent, and
few cheap clothes will have to be. their lot. Ain't many pleas
ures to be had on $2.13 a day for a family of ten."
A more bold and aggressive section-hand spoke up: "They
have Just sold out. What we need la an organisation that's got
men with backbones and guta. The poorest paid men on the
whole railroad works Uke their cut first because they are not
able to demand their right. It would not be ao bad to cut our
wagea if they would cut the price of commodities, and lower the
freight rates In the same ratio. Thia railroad gets $M) for every
carload of coal they haul out of thia county."
Two days later we were sitting in front of a little hotel, where
group of newly-rich oil operators were boarding. They were
discussing the strike with deliberate freedom. One man spoke
up, "Well, they had better learn to do an honest day'a work be
fore they call a strike. We have got to get back to normal
living. The whole laboring world haa been living too high, and
bard times will remain so long as extravagance remains. I am
not against the union, but the union ia going beyond Ita bounds.
Labor haa a perfect right to organiie, but it haa no right to tell
me whom I shall hire to work for me. I have got drillers who
will do more work in one day than the average railroad aection
man will do in six; $2.13 a day is enough for the average section
hand because that is the lowest grade labor; any kind of
nigger or 'Hunk' can do that work. It is not the laboring men
that arc causing all thia trouble it is their Bolshevik leaders.
Work is what we need men who are willing to work for what they
get, and not want pay without giving something in return."
The men yawned, threw the stubs of their cigars away, and
slowly manhed upstairs to bed. We asked the proprietor of that
hotel, who sat thru the discussion, to tell u about the man's
business. He said the man who did most of the talking had
bought an oil lease for $.1,000. and after striking two wells had
been offered $100,000 for it. Until he entered this field he. was
a poor man working' for a salary. We asked the proprietor if
the oil operator considered that he had earned the $'J7,000, that
would have come to him without working had he accepted that
The solution of the strike question is nut to e found in the
opinions of the capitalist nor of the labtirers. There is a great
public that is concerned In all matters of public utility, and it is
the buffer position the general public holda between capital and
labor that makes it possible for the furore in the industrial world
to continue. Unbridled organized labor is a menace to our pros
perity. Tyrannical capital is a menace to democracy. Organised
government that carefully weighs and considers both the in
terests of labor and capital, and has power to do its will, is the
only safeguard for our people.
"No More War"
The Women's Peace Union, with representation in practical
ly all of the leading countries, ia heading a movement for a
world-wide "No More War" demonstration on July 29 and 30.
While the Women's Peace Union ia more active than any other
organization, the idea has wide recognition and support, and there is
no question now but that many groups and Institutions will unit
on those days to denounce War.
This is not the first demonstration of its kind. Last yea
several hundred cities in Europe and America put on peace
parades, in which thousands of people participated, displaying
tlaii s and pennants condemning the evils of war.
We are not ready yet to go the full length and breadth an
nounced by the "Women's Peace Union," but we believe that it
is high time that the masses who have borne the burdens of war
were presenting some united front for peace.
This question will be discussed further in next week's issue
of The Citisen.
Law and Fairness
Two weeks ago The Citixen published a brief editorial com
mending the town officials and particularly the police court for
the way it handled certain cases of law-breaking, which came be
fore it on Saturday, July 1. The editorial provoked considerable
comment on the part of a number of people who appeared to feel
not entirely sure that the actions of the court had been fully
complied with. To aatisfy ourselves and the people, we asked
the police judge for an explanation anent the disposition of fines
that were assessed in the court on July 1, and whether or not the
peace bond imposed by the same court had been made. The
police judge informed us that up to that time (Wednesday, July 5)
no fines had been collected and only one replevy bond had been
effected. The judge held the peace bond, which, according to his
opinion, had been properly made out, but according to the opinion
of two lawyers, one of them with more than 35 years experience in
the court, the peace bond was improperly executed because it
waa not aigned by the offender.
A few days later the judge issued a capias for one of the of
fenders, who was placed in jail until an appeal waa made and a
supersedeas was served, which released him to await trial in the
circuit court.
These are the facts in the ease borne out by our interview
Nvith the police judge.
We believe that the court acted in accordance with what
he thought to be hia duty. Thia belief ia justified by the fact
that the judge, when he discovered bis error, took immediate
steps to see that the decrees of the juries were complied with.
We do not wish to condone laxity on the part of officials, but we
feel it our duty to treat with fairness any official who makes an
honest mistake.
We have heard no complaint against the way the town mar
shal has handled his job. So far as we know he has always been
at the post of duty, and the order in this town during the last
six months is evidence of that fact.
He sings for the wind-fleet messen
gers That course with the rising sun,
And he sings for the silver light
beams That glow when the day ia done;
And along the crest of the golden
In manifold endeavor
ifou msy hear hia voice while the
stars rejoice
As the worlds sweep on forever.
He sings by day on the mountain
Where the wind-swept boulders
And he sings by night on the bound
less deep
While the silent ships go by.
O'er land and sea there's a melody
That flows In golden numbers,
And its tones are hurled to a listen
ing world,
For the spirit never slumbers.
He sings by the evening fireside
Where happy children play,
And he sings o'er fields and meadows
Where the toilers work by day;
And deep in the soul while seasors
O'er human hearts repining,
He sheds a beam of resplendent
Which keeps the life-lights shin
ing. He sings in the death-bed shadows
Where hearts are full of woe,
And he sings for feeble grandsires
Who dream of the long ago;
And every birth on this grand old
Where a young life is unfolding
Is the signal sweet for his flying
And the harp which Love comes
He sings for the ear of nations,
For the faithful and the brave,
And he sings for haeven-born free
Which patriots die to save;
And when at last as the years go
And the world finds liberty,
Hell sing his song while the nations
In one grand harmony.
Btrea, Ky. John F. Smith
The funeral services of Mrs. Nan
nie Johnson were conducted Tuesday
afternoon at the home of her sister,
Mrs. J. H. Jackson, after which the
remains were taken to Richmond for
Mrs. Johnson lived most of the
past year with Mrs. Jackson and
made many friends and acquaintances
here who sympathize with the fami
ly in their loss.
Last spring Mrs, Johnson went to
the home of her son at Leroy, 111.,
and remained there until her death
iust Sunday.
Whereas the State Board of Health
has called attention to the fact that
there is a widespread epidemic of
"Rabies" in dogs in thia State, and
from rountiea in almost every sec
tion, men, women and children have
been bitten and now over two. hun
dred people are being treated for
"rabies" in this State, and much live
stock has been similarly infected and
Therefore, for the purpose of
checking the spread of this dreadful
disease and reducing the danger
Be it ordained that all dogs in
Madison county be muzzled or chain
ed for the next aixty daya, and that
all executive officers of this county
destroy all stray dogs, as painlessly
as possible, found running at large
It is further ordered that a copv
of this order be given each of the
county papers.
I earnestly solicit the cooperation
of the press and the citizens of this
county in curbing this epidemic.
Given under my hand this July 15,
County Judge
The home-coming at the Glades
church last Sunday was attended by
a large crowd and dinner was spread
on the ground. The revival, which
started on Saturday night, ia still in
progress, and Rev. Mr. Tinsley is
an able speaker, and those who have
not heard him should do so.
Everybody wants the Fourth of
July picnic repeated next year. It
will be twice as big and twice as good
next year if we all get behind it like
we did this year. The expenses were
as follows:
Band f.3.00
Printing 15.45
Mimeographing 3.00
Posting bill 65
ToUl $55.10
It was expected that the refresh
ment booth would pay all expenses,
but on account of the unfavorable day
nothing was realized on it. Word
has been sent around to the neigh
bor that the committee would ap
preciate assistance in paying off the
bills and the responses, as was to be
expected, are coming in at a livel
rate. One contributor wrote, "I am
willing to pay twice aa much to make
it twice as big next year." Contro-
buttons will be published as received.
Those already in are as follows:
George Dick $3.00
Charles Morgan
James Burgess
Thos. J. Osborne ....
A. F. Scruggs
Cloyd N. McAllister .
Alson Baker
Boone Tavern Garage
Edward L. Roberts
,. 1.00
,. 1.00
,. 1.00
.. 2.00
.. 1.00
.. 2.00
.. 2.00
, . 1.00
N. C. Hirschy 1 00
C. D. Smith
J. W. Stephens 2.M
B. F. Robinson
Total to Jate . $21.00
If it should happen that more than
enough is received to pay off the bilN
the balance will be placed , in the
Commnity Council treasury to begin
on for the next picnic.
The regular Thursday night prayer
meeting will he held as usual. T. J.
Osborne will be the leader.
Dr. A. G. Weidler will preach on
Sunday, both morning and night.
The morning topic will be "The Sin
of War," and the night topic, "The
Fellowship Movement in the
It is expected that Dr. A. E.
Thomson will occupy the pulpit on
July 30th, one week from Sunday.
A cordial invitation is extended to
attend these services.
.Thurman Teater, Lorain Adams,
and Tom Roberts left Richmond
Wednesday afternoon, they say, in
search of liquor, took in Red Lick
and Big Hill and came to Berea
Thursday morning drunk, and were
arrested by Chief of Police Powell
and placed in jail and later tr..
before D. H. Smith, justice of peace,
and fined $10.00 and costs, which
they paid.
Johnson Tark, July 15. The Blue
Lick Hustlers received their worst
beating of the season at the handr
of the Paint Lick team. All the local
boys seemed to be off in batting, ex
cepting Kinnard, who got two clean
hits out of four trips to the plate.
Williams, who was selected by man
ager Harris to start the fray, was
knocked from the rubber in the third.
Bowman went in the fourth, holding
Paint Lick to a small margin of hits
and runs for the rest of the game
Beasley for the visitors seemed to
have our boys going pretty well as
the following score will tell.
Score by innings:
Paint Lick ...1121001006
Hustlers 0000100001
Struck out by Beasley 7, by Bow
man 7. Hits off Beasley 5, off Wil
liams 5, Bowman 5. Umpires, Ritter
and Lewis. Time 1.58. Attendance
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Wirth, does not seem disposed to
shoulder the responsibility of admit-
ing Socialist members of the radical
kind and wishes President Ebert to
handle the matter. Other countries
are being sourftied to see what they
would do in rase the Reichstag
should be dissolved, as may be necessary.
Johnson Fark, July 16. The locals
defeated Livingston in by far the
best game played at Johnson Park
this season. The game was hotly con
tested all the way thru. Drew, who
did the slab work for Livingston,
was touched for hit at oppor
tune times. But at that he 's the
best pitcher who has been on the
local field thia season. Calico, the
new pitcher signed by the Huslters,
while not a strikeout king, seemed
to hard to get anywhere. Combs'
fine fielding did much toward win
ning the game. A fluke home run
on a lost ball in the ninth came very
near losing the game. The score
stood 6 to 5 in favor of the visitors
in the last half of the ninth. Hus
tlers msnaged to get a run in to sec
ond with two down. Welch came
thru with a clean hit scoring the win
ning run. I
Score by innings:
- 1234661,89
Livingston .... 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 2 6
Hustlers 10 0 110 112 7
Struck out by Drew 9, Calico S;
hits of? Drew 9, off Calico 10.1 Um
pires, Duerson and Jackson. Time,
2.05. Attendarce 300.
Twenty Nine New Customers
M. B. Flanery, Captain 5885 points 14 Customers
C. B. Arnett, Captain 5857 points 15 Customers
Standing of the contestants at the close of two week.
One new customer with $50.00 counts 100
points, one point for each additional dollar
in openinf deposit.
Line up and help your friends.
Both interest accounts and checking accounts solicited
We pay 4' on time depoaite and aaving accounts
Berea Bank & Trust Co.
Capital, Sarplas sad Profit, $100,000.00
J. W. Stephens, President Jean F. Dean. Cashlet
Three Houses for Sale
I have three modern five-room bungalows in
Berea, with old fashioned fireplace, two large clos
ets, front and back porches and pantry, which I
am anxious to sell. Call on address
Or W: F. BROWN, Berea, Kentucky
on the ground, who will show yoa.
We have for sale I two-story building, store
room on first floor with five good living rooms
above, equipped with light, water, and toilet.
This is one of the best locations in Berea for
business. If you are looking for a business
place with living-rooms in connection we have
now in our hands for sale the best business
corner in Berea.
Call on or write
Do Not Wait
Lumber is advancing, and our advice
is, if you plan to build this year, now is
the time to begin.
There are several nice building lots in
good locations, in and out of the city
We are st your service and will be
pleased to help you plan.
See our stock and get our prices
Stephens & Muncy
Railroad Street
Berea, Ky. ,
Nicholasville, Ky., July 17. Ben
jamin Franklin Arnold, aged 68
years, was found dead in a pond on
the farm of his brother, Logan B.
Arnold. When the body was exam
ined it was found bis throat waa cut,
and rocks were found in the trousers

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