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THE CITIZEN Pact 1r ' THE CITIZEN A o-pantsa ii newspaper pvallehes im Tnarsday ky CUBA PUSLItHIMO CO. (liwpmw) MAUIAU K. VAUGHN. UK JAMES M. UNBADT, MsM MIMr I Ik anuSl n M naa, Br M sanai aartBar. BowcwrnoN mates , V.Mt eta SSmaa; UratMnlk. Marat. Parakto h . aMrtra, T1m lm Fr A SONG OF THE TUB O I rub and I rub An I scrub an I scrub, A -noun In' In the water of the old brown tub, Lookin' after dinner when the pot boils low. An' punrbin1 up the embers when the fire burns slow, A-sUndin' in" the water with my poor tired feet, A-risin an' a-battlin on this old torn sheet, Wben the white clouds fly And the sun climbs high, And baby Is a-sleepin' on the ground close by. e I work at the dirt In the old striped shirt, A-wrarin' out my my fingers while the soap-suds hurt, Workinin the shadow that the old birch makes, Stoopin' at the wsshin' till my poor back breaks, A-wringin' an' a-twiatin' at the old bed tick, A-smashiii' out the water with a-battlin' stick, While the song birds sing An' the cow-bells ring, An the water runs a ripplin' from the hillside spring. I pound an' beat In the scorchin' heat. And rarely anybody do I chance to meet, Workin' for my babies thru the livelong day, Workin' an' a-sweatin' while they run an' play, A-rubbin' an' a-scrubbin" as the hours go past, A-scrubbin' an' a-rubbin' till I'm dead at last, Givin' all my life To this toil an' strife O there's never any leisure for a poor man's wife. John F. Smith Berea College Pistols and Civilization What la the legitimate place for a revolver in modern civilixa-. tion? This iaKt a fooliah question, but one that should be ser iously considered by every liberty-loving citisen. A man is on civilized in proportion to his desire to carry a revolver without 1 legal authority. It is usually the person who is seeking trouble or one whoae standing in the community is so uncertain aa to render him superstitious. The laws are sufficiently strong against the carrying of concealed weapons, and it is commonly understood that we mean revolvers when we say concealed weapons. But public opinion is dead on the subject. When there is ss much public sentiment against owning a revolver as there is against handling intoxicating liquors, the crimes of our country will be cut in half and thousands of human beings who are now the victims of the unlawful revolver will have their lives spared. In the first place, there should be a penalty of imprisonment and a very heavy canh fine for any wholesale or retail merchant who sells revolvers to snyone except to officer of the IsW. In fact, it would be better if a lav were passed never to permt the sale of a revolver to anyone, but permit them to be leased or rented to public officials who would give a bond for their custody. Every revolver that is manufactured should be numbered, and released upon an official certificate that binds the receiver. So much for the legal side of pistol owning. Accompanying such a law should be a campaign of education sgainst "pistol-toting." We were told a few days ago that nine men had been killed for trivial matters within five miles of the 1 mits of a certain prominent town in Eastern Kentucky. The edi tor was in Wallens Creek, Harlan county, two days before Christ- mas, and was told by a hardware drummer that he had received orders for twenty seven revolvers for thst little town. It hss been estimated by the merchants in one county that two thousand dollars worth of pistol cartridges were sold last Christmas, Now what does this all mean? It means that two thousand dollars of needed money in a poor county was burned up; that the lives of many young men were placed in Jeopardy and that quite a num ber were killed and what for? Nothing under the shining sun that is for the good of mankind. Let us start a campaign against revolvers. THESE HILLS O' MINE By A ben Baker (In Lexington Herald) I look across the mighty hills Whose tops are isles of vanished seaa, Wnose valleys were the ocean's depths, Whose slopes are brave with forest trees. The grim old cliffs where sea birds scresmed Are guardians of the oak and pine; Where ancient oceans rolled their waves Now stand these green clad hills o' mine. Where winged reptiles fouled the sky, And tooth and talon ruled the day The toiling bees go humming by And mocking bird and thrush ho! 1 way. In ages gone the sesweed grew Where laurel and the rose entwine. And trails of old volcanic fires Are shadows 1 by the hills o' trine. Where armored monster dragged his length And spat his venom in his wrath Whet greater dragon slew the less The mountain maiden makes her path. Her fathers strove across the world She thrives where Freedom has her ihrine And blooms, the fairest of the flow ers, Among these glorious hills o' mine. The clansman feels his duty call And wife and child bring knife and gun, He will avenge with primal law A murdered brother or a son. A guilty heart has beat its last, The ball speeds on with mournful whine They can't abide the law's delays, Who dwell among these hills o' mine. The hill man pays his honest debts. His hands are hard with noble toil. The earth rewards him with the gifts He wrings from her reluctant soil. He stands beside his cabin door And bids the world come In and dine, And every pilgrim, great or small, Is welcome in these hills o' mine. ' Eternal change goes on apace, Eternal contrasts alternate. The thunder shakes the towering peak The rainbow spans the void in state. If I may watch this chance and change A little while, 111 not repine When I must close my eyes at last To sleep among these hills o' mine. LAWN PARTT Prof, and Mrs. Win J. Baird gsvt a delightful lawn party and supper to a number of their friends, Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. The party was given chiefly in honor of Dean Slagle, a graduate of Berea College and former class mate of Professor Baird. Visitors present were Dean Slagle, Misses Dolly Money, Helen Kersey, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Reinhardt. JACKSON STREET LEAGUE On Friday evening, July 28, the an nual Jackson Street picnic was held on the lawn of Mrs. Fish and her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mis. E. G. Walker. The evening was cool and clear, and the lawn beautifully light! with Japanese lanterns. There were more than a hundred people present, only three families in the entire street not being represented. Chicken? Tes, two pieces around and one nusky chap afterward boasted that he ate nine. Ice cream and sherbet? Yes, and some to spsre. In speaking of cooks, Jackson street is just about the last word in cookery and culinary artists. Boy Scout tents were placed In the corner of the yard for the benefit of the youngster. Jackson street is thoroly a democratic street. Every person is recognized from the young est to the oldest. None of us are rich, and none of use ia exceedingly poor. We are just young enough and just old enough and just poor enough to hsve a thoroly good time. Thru the courtesy of our host an orchestra entertained the crowd with many delightful selections. Mr. Hirschy and Miss Elixsbeth Ogg with the violins, Mr. Hatfield at thi piano, and Mr. Hays on the snare drum kept the momenta from grow ing dull.. The Jackson Street League has been a worth while institution. It has accomplished much business and has succeeded in making Jackson street as up-to-dste aa a city street The Jackson Street Lesgue commends itself to other streets in town. The women of the street are to be congratulated upon their efforts in preparing such an excellent feast. and Mr. and Mrs. Wslker and Mrs. Fish are to be congratulated upon the hospitality of their home. SILVER CREEK AND COMMU NITY LEAGUE A very interesting meeting was held last Friday night at the Silver Creek schoolhouse. In fact, interest ing meetings occur there quite fre quently of late. A group of songs by the school children opened the program for the evening. Then a short plsy entitled "Tstters," given by four Berea stu dents, under the direction of Miss Kersey was greatly enjoyed by the audience, altho I suspect it was quite an effort for Mr. Powell's pupils to keep in mind that he was not their teacher for the time being, but a fel low named "Tatters," who had lost all faith in love, goodness, and purity, What may be considered the most important feature of the meeting was the organization of the Silver Creek Community League, with' Mr. Click aa President; Mrs. Abney as secre tary, and Sam Davis as treasurer. Much is hoped for this league in com munity uplift and progress in the future;. Enthusiasm ran high and the people showed a hearty spirit of cooperation. Thru the splendid leadership of Mr. Powell the school has slresJy secured sanitary toilets and running water. Two teachers are now em ployed. One is using a portion of the church until arrangements can be made for. a more adequate build ing, which everyone hopea can be had before long. BASEBALL Berea College Athletic Field, July 31. The Berea College summer team defeated the Blue Lick Hustlers here today in a hitting feast. The Hust lers plsyed the game with four reg ular men, which was decidedly to the College team'a advantage. Kinnard did the pitching for the visitors in good form until the sixth, which si ways aeems to be his unlucky inning Holland pitched the last two innings. Hickem pitched for the locals in good style. Combs, at second, did the best defense work for the College boys, Kinnard's hitting was the feature for the visitors, getting three hits in four times up. The final count stood. Score by innings: 12S456789 Hustlers 0010020238 College 00000337. 13 Struck out by Kinsnrd 1, by Hick em 4; hits off Hickem 13, off Kinnard 3, Holland 6. Errors College, Wil liams 1, Combs 1, Hickem 1. Hust lersLewis 2, Farmer 2, Harrison 1, Staten 2. Umpires Lewis and Men iiee. Time 1.45. Attendance 100. KILLS II RATTLERS WITH ONE LOAD OF BUCKSHOT Vanceburg, Ky., July 31 Marvin Foller, a farmer of near Heselton, has qualified as the champion snake killer of Lewie county as a result of bagging 11 rattlesnakes at one shot. Foller noticed the weeds shaking in a field on bis farm, got his shotgun and fired a load of buckshot at the spot. When he went to investigate h found that he had killed 11 rat tlers, two of which wrt unusually long. . r KIWANIS t Despite a few thimbtcfuls offo'd water that have been sprinkled on the Klwsnis Club idea that took root in Berea sometime ago, the enthusi asm for it has steadily increased and the success of the organisation was mora assuring at the Boone Tavern meeting last Monday evening than ever before. At this meeting several business men who hitherto hsd not shown any rapturous interest in the7 movement expressed their feeling of Berea's need of the club, and some of them handed their checks to the secretary. The Winchester representation was with us again and made some splendid speeches. The next luncheon will be held in Boone Tavern Tuesdsy evening from 0:30 to 7:30. . DEBATE on the tariff In the senate wss enlivened last week by Sen ator McOnmbers assertion that In 1912 spokesmen for the newspaper publish, era told the senste flnsnce committee that If newsprint paper were not placed on the free list they would de feat the Republican party at the polls, snd thst, the committee refusing to yield, the publishers therefor did do feat Taft (or re-election. Other sen store calling for nsmes, Mr. 8moot ssl1 thst the late John 1. Wonis, rep resenting the puMlahers' association, told s flnsnce subcommittee that If a duty were Imposed on newsprint "the Republican party would be driven from power." This, Mr. 8moot supposed, wss the bssls of McCumber's ststement, but he, 8moot, did not think Norris hsd been suthorlsed by the publishers to make such a threat McCumber reiterated his statements with added details snd wss supported by Watson of Indiana who related how Norris and other publishers In 1006 offered to make Joe Cannon president if he would put throogK a bin placing news print snd wood pulp on the tret TTst C'sanon, he said, ordered Norris from his office. All of this, whether true or not, was highly entertaining to the Democratic senators. IN ILLINOIS the prospects for end ing the mine strike were slightly brighter. President Farrlngtoo of the Illinois miners, always an advocate of aeparate state agreements, came to the rood niton that the time for putting that policy Into action had come and called a convention of delegates of every local union In the state to meet In Peoria August 8 to consider peace propvsala of the operators. Next day be rescinded the csll because of "pre mature" publicity. Acting Governor Kterltng asked Farrlngton to consider the proposal that the miners of Illinois ivresa to work at once at tb wage seal and under the working condi tions existing when operations ceased April 1 lat. pending a readjustment of the same by an agreed tribunal. snd thst representatives of the miners still operators of Illinois should meet and endeavor to arrive at a settlement Farrlngton replied that thla plan was Impracticable. Orders for Immense quentttles ef coal have been placed In England by Americans bnt not sll of them are be ing accepted because of market condt tlona there. Prices of coal and ship pins and freight rates have advanced sbsrptr In Great Britain. The British miners may refuse to mtrve coal for America, and American dock workers may refuse to bsndle It tf It comes. ONE J. Clevo Dean, chairman ef the railway employees' publicity SMtocistlon, sent to President Harding a telegram bitterly attacking the sup posed attitude of the administration toward tbe two great strikes. He said : "For you or any governor to attempt to operate the uiinea or railroads by military forces or to attempt to draft meu Into mining or railroad service would be an attempt to establish In voluntary servitude," and he predicted such sn attempt would bring on the "long predicted war between capital and labor." He asserted, also, that the Republican party waa hostile to tbe American farmer and labor and that "the hard times thst now exist Is a premeditated plan to bring the fann er and labor down to their knees." Mr. Harding's reply to this outburst while dignified, was a scathing rebuke of Dean's "political partisan refer ences" and of bis false assumptions. The President explained at length tbe attitude of - the government and as serted Its Intention to speak and act, not for any one class alone, but for "the American people as a whole and tkfi common good of all Its citizenship. He msde It clear that while tbe right to strike was recognised, the govern ment would fully protect thoae who desired to work. The latter, be said. In responding to the call of the coun try, are exercising their lights "and at the same time making their contri bution to our common American wel fare." CHICAaO'8 street car strike was still in the making last week. IIoe and despair alternated, the fir mer fottfered by the optimism of In ternational President Msbon who told the men they tuuat take a referendum vote on a new proposal msde by tbe couipsules, and tht latter due to the pesaliulsra of local President Qulnlan, who ssld the employees would accept no offer the employers were likely to make., Tbe workers were calked to bold a mass meeting Mondsy evening of this week, and Qulnlan told the t'hicao public to prepare to find a strike In effect the following morning. 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 limits. We are at your service and will be pleased to help you plan. See our stock and get our prices Stephens & Muncy Railroad Street Berea, Ky. AGAIN I SAY That we do not cobble shoes. We have the best equipment coupled with our experience and workmanship which terms us as mechanics NOT COBBLERS. Compare our work with that of others and you will agree with us in this: "It's not so much how much you pay, it'a what you get for what you pay." First class work for those who care. See THOMA Short Street Berea, Kentucky Louisville & Nashville Railroad ANNOUNCES ROUND TRIP EXCURSION FARE $2.24 BEREA, KY. TO BRODHEAD, KY. -ACCOUNT BRODHEAD FAIR " 1 - Tickets on sale Aug. 15th to 17th inclusive, and for trains scheduled to arrive in Brodhead before noon Aug. 18th. Tickets good for return to reach Berea Ky., before midnight Aug. 19th. For further or detailed information, apply to local ticket agent Louisville & Nashville Railroad ANNOUNCES ROUND TRIP EXCURSION FARE $1.86, BEREA TO MT. VERNON, KY. ACCOUNT MT. VERNON FAIR Tickets on sale August 8th to 11th inclusive Tickets good for return to reach Berea before midnight Aug. 12th For further or detailed information, apply to local ticket agent THE UNION CHURCH Dr. N. C. Hirschy will preach both morning and night on Sunday. On August 13 Dr. Lewis E. Fee, of Cincinnati will preach, and on Aug ust 20 Dr. Charles M. Bond, of Athens, O. The regular Thursday night prayer meeting this week will be in charge of Dean Matheny. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend these services. All meetings will be in the Parish House until further notice. now improving, and his many friends who visited him at the hospital and at home are aiuous for his recovery. GLADES Charles B. Holder will preach at Glades Church Sunday at 11 a. m. Everybody invited. WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS The little son of Dillard Mullins has had his share of misfortunes of life recently. Sometime ago he cut his heel on a piece of glass while playing in the garden. Later he sprained his ankle and after being treated for aeveral days at home was brought to the College Hospital, where an opera tion was performed on his leg and arm. A few days later it was neces sary to perform a second operation on his arm. After two weeks at the College Hospital he was taken borne. We are glad to report that bt is' COLORED NOTES ' Mrs. Elisabeth Reid entertained Mrs. Laurette Embry, her daughter and son. Bud White and Miss Vir ginia Doll of Richmond, Ky., Wed nesday evening. Rev. Reuben Munday preached at the Colored A. M. E. Church Sun day and Sunday night A splendid sermon was rendered and enjoyed by all who attended. Mrs. Nannie Campbell and family and Mrs. George Reynolds and daughter were the gueat ' of Mrs. Clayton Arnold, Sunday afternoon. A big camp meeting will be held at the A. M. E. Church grounds, bo ginning August 29 and continuing about ten days. Everybody is wel come, both white and colored. Coma and enjoy the services. Rev. A. W. Jackson will preach. Mrs. Sallie Rice and daughters were the guests of Mrs. Nannie Rice, Sunday. Mrs. Fannie Herron entertained several of ber friends Sunday after noon. Mrs. Gracie Turner of Paris, Ky., is visiting parents and friends this week.