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An Eye Opener Although bank deposits in Kentucky mount to over $200,000,000, taxes art paid on only $13,000,000, while fourteen times more tax Is paid on dogs In the Stat than all the stocks and bonds owned by citizens, according to the report of the Tax Com mission appointed under authority of the last General Assembly. The dog tax amounts to $127,000, and the tax on stocks and bonds amounts to only $9,000. Bath County World. And yet some people seem to think that the gentlemen who own stocks and bonds need relief. There Are Others Thinking About Taxes Even amid the surges of prosperity which have rolled over the United States with such pleasant effects upon values of property and volumes of business It Is apparent that the taxpayers of the cities, counties and states of the Union are be ginning to groan under the exactions made necessary by the tremendously increased expenditures of government. It seems to have become a fixed habit In the minds of city, county and state officials to seek new means for the raking Into public treasuries of the cash of the taxpay ers, to devise new schemes to Jncrease their burdens Instead of striving tw reduce those already too heavy, and in many cases itally unjust In the dark ages the robbers, who styled themselves Chiefs, Dukes, Earls or Barons, levied with a heavy hand upon the savings in money or property of the masses of the people. Later, when so-called nobles and royal ties had reduced taxation upon, the plain people to an exact system, the insulting cry of "tax the brutes" was the insolent proposal to raise money from those who had gathered property by wisdom, energy, saving and hardship. The Enquirer advocates no false econo mies, it favors no policy that would forbid reasonable and right appropriations in any branch of government, municipal, state or national. It believes that every person enjoying the privileges and protection of government should pay a right and proper share of the costs of government, if able to pay at all, but it cannot approve of such lavish expenditures, such persistent piling up of taxation burdens, that wilt make life harder, very much harder, to those who sustain the very foundations of the Gov ernment, namely, the taxpayers. We are opposed to systems of taxation, to methods of taxation, based upon the idea that the taxpayers of every and all classes may be plundered and beggared to provide funds for extravagant expenditures in any branch of government. ' " Too many of those who are responsible for taxation totally disregard the Interests of the taxpayers, looking upon them mere ly as providers of the cash to carry out their own designs, views and ambitions. Increased expenditures in the townships, in the wards, in the towns, in the cities, in the state, in the republic, cannot keep on growing forever, and it Is high time that the taxpayers assert themselves and call a halt upon those Intrusted with the care of their finances, with the creation of their tax burdens. Enquirer. Births The stork flew over this county last week and left fledglings at the following homes: February 12th, a handsome boy to Mr. and Mrs. Albin Taylor, named William B. Taylor. February 12th to Mr. and Mrs. Zeke Ba ker, a very pretty boy. February 10th to Mr. and Mrs. Hayman Whittaker, a beautiful girl christened Anna C. February 9th, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simpson were handed a bunch ot sweetness, a very winsome little girl baby, as pretty as a doll. ' February 12th the home of Mr. and Mrs. Strother Park rejoiced at the arrival of little Miss Margaret Francis Park, an exquisitely beautiful child. IU the first born of this couple and the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Park. Its parents and grand parents are smiling brqadly. Spring fashions, In two and three piece costumes, Suits, Tailored Suits, Coats, Wraps, Gowns, Dresses, Wash Frocks. Imported Blouses, Lingerie Waists, Tailor ed Shirts, Wool and Wash Skirts, will be displayed in endless variety at W. D. Old ham & Co.'s Ladies Suit Opening Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1st. Mr. Brown, of the Fullworth Garment Co., will be with us to take measures. All measures taken guaranteed to be delivered in 10 days. Cet ready for Easter. Attend this opening, see all the newest and best things for Spring. It "Martha" the thrifty landlady of the "Three Pigeons" will greet you at the senior play that It coming very toon. It Famous Single Comb Rhode Island Reds of the Red Velvet strain. Eggs. $1 JO per 15; also Stock in season. David Deather age, 12S 7th St, Richmond. Ky. 4 lyr "Pipette," a shy girl under the spell of a fairy, doet tome very unusual things in the play "Creatures of Impulse." It Ten Pages This Week Wt call attention to this Issue and In vit your criticism. If we can Improve the MADISONIAN tell us how., We are putting In this paper far mora than we are receiving from the public but it is our Intention to give the people the best ser vice that can be had In country Journal ism. You will find the national news up-to-date, the state newt up-to-date and full local and social news down to the minute of going to press- In general reading the mother and chil dren have not been neglected. The good sfories will interest all of them. The col umn for children will be an education to them and set them to thinking along lines of advanced thought And the little Miss of the household will find much In this paper to Interest her. We repeat that we will call occasionally but not enough to make ourselves annoy ing to you. If you want us to call regu larly press the button, put two cents a week In the slot, pull the handle and we are yours. DEATHS Mrs. David Roberts died at her home In this city on the16th Inst, aged 73 years. She was buried at Gllead. Ben Ford, brother of Mrs. O. W. Hisle and Mrs. Bettie Park, died of pneumonia at the residence of Mrs. Hisle near this city Sunday night. His funeral will be preached at her residence at one o'clock today; thence his Interment in the Rich mond Cemetery. Thomas Samuels, brother-in-law of Judge E. C. Million, died at his residence In Oklahoma Sunday morning. Mr. Sam uels formerly lived here and removed from here to Lone Wolf, Okla., several years ago. He was engaged in the livery business while here and was a genial gen tleman of many good qualities. He leaves wife and seven children. He will be buried in the Richmond Cemetery. Mr. G. J. Bosley, father of Dr. J. G. Bos- ley, of this city, died at his home In Leba non, on rriday morning, February 14. No man stood higher or had more friends, than Mr. Bosley. For 52 years he had been an elder in the Presbyterian church and for 61 years had been a staunch Mason. The funeral services were conducted In the Presbyterian church, thence burial in the Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Bosley is survived by six children, all of whom we tended the' deepest sym pathy in this hour of sore trial Christian Church Items Next Sunday will be given up to the work of foreign missions. It is hoped that.a large, congregation will be present The offering will be taken, and we hope that every member will feel that the best Is demanded of him. .We have plenty of money for our pleasures, and there is no reason why the congregation should not surpass anything that it has done hereto fore. The work on the forek field is constantly enlarging, and . churches everywhere should do ty'..ot The services last Sunday were well at tended, 260 being in the Bible School, and the offering of $20 was devoted to the building fund. Union Prayer Meeting The Union Prayer Meeting was held at the Court House on Monday eftemoon and was led by Mrs. Wiggins, assisted by Mrs. Dave Myers and Mrs. Dickerson. Mrs. Hoskinson presided at the organ and Miss Ruih Wiggins sang a solo, "Just to Please Jesus," which was Indeed beautiful. Several ladles took part In scripture read ing and prayer, and Mrs. Wiggins read an original poem, entitled "A Child of The King," which is worthy of publication. After singing and prayer, the meeting ad journed. Rev. W. B. Gwynne, of Georgetown, has been Importuned to make the race for Senator from that district He Is a first class man, well equipped in every way and Is one of the lights in church circles. It is not often that good men like Rev. Gwynne can be induced to enter the po litical arena. Not only Is Rev. Cwynne a minister of ihe gospel but he it a former newspaper man which latter fact aads to his qualifications. The Madisonian heartily wishes him success in his political aspirations. "Peter," a young farmer, will add his efforts to those of others for our enter tainment at the Madison Institute senior play. Of course ou will be there. It Hunter's License David Reece. 18,809, Frank Retter, J. Embry Park, Waller Chenault Major Fielder, Robt Fielder, That. Thompson, Jas. Culton, R. C. Reeves, H. F. Freeman. If you want to make a study of the character of a real miser, go to the play, Creatures of Impulse" and study "Boom- blchardt." M FIRST MONUMENT TO BLUE AND GRAY wi i,rvm wnzzr if This boautlful monument to the men whs wore the blue and the men who wore the gray la to be erected In Fitzgerald. Ga. It was designed by E M. Vlquesney ot Amerlcua, Ga., and the sculptor Is Frank C. Hlbbard of Chicago. Within the monument will be statues of Abraham Lincoln and Jef ferson Davla and among the bronze statues on the outside will be Grant and Lee shaking banda. The monument will cost about $150,000 tad :: Jn Snrictu :: t uxmxm ADDITIONAL NOTES Capt W. T. Short so well and favora bly known here, surprised his many friends by announcing his marriage to Miss Kate Hill, of Williamsburg. The wedding was a quiet affair known only to a few of the intimate friends of the happy couple. They were married In the city last Thurs day at 7 o'clock. Mrs. Short is a hand some brunette and was a social favorite in her home place, They will reside here. The Madisonian joins in congratulations with the host of friends of this popular couple and welcomes the bride to our city. Mrs. D. L. Cobb, who has but recently moved into her handsome new home in Burnamwood, extended a very charming hospitality to a number of friends on the 22d. The entire lower floor was beauti fully decorated with handsome potted plants, ferns, azalias, &c, and cut glass vases here and there filled with red and white carnations. The guests were re ceived by Mrs. Cobb and her guests of honor, Mrs. F. W. Fletcher, of Lexington, and her mother. Mrs. Patterson. As soon as the guests had arrived they were seated at small tables, where a handsome place card with the likeness of George Wash ington surrounded with flags, indicated each guests place, and a delightful menu was served, the first course being fruit cocktail with cherry, and then chicken salad, old ham, beaten biscuit In hatchet shape, rolls, peas and mushrooms, cheese balls with flag decorating same, chips and coffee. The last course, an Individual Ice, was round, the senter being a red hatchet and the cakes were Individual squares with cherry decoration, and the mints were in rad, white and blue. After the luncheon the tables were cleared and a delightful two hours or more were - spent lq playing Auction Bridge, at the conclu sion of which Miss Mollie Fife was award ed the first prize, a pair of silk hose and Mrs. Hale Dean, the second, a beautifully hand embroidered handkerchief. The affair was beautiful In every detail and fully lit keeping with the grand old patriotic day and added much to the day's pleasures of those present. Out of town guests were Miss Putnam, of Ashland, Miss Blackburn, of Cincinnati, Miss Burke, of Illinois, and Miss Settle, of Frankfort, and Mil. J. R. Davis, of Campbellsville.-P. The Cotillion given on Friday evening at Masonic Temple, was one of the most notable in the history of the chin. The dance was a Geo. Washington affair and was led by Mr. and Mrs. Hale Dean who introduced many graceful figures. The hall wat ablaze with lights and the colors red, white and blue floated from every corner. In the center of the room seated beneath ft fU w 4 .U, k 1 , V r a canopy of flags were the ladies who presided at the favor 'table: Mrs. D. L. Cobb, Miss Mollie Fife and Mrs. H. L. Perry. The favors were unusually attractive, and emphasized the patriotic occasion, being cannon, flags, baskets of cherries, trees and hatchets. The costumes too, were in keeping with the rest rich and beautiful. Two prizes were given, the ladies, a bunch of carnations, went to Miss Julia White while the gentleman's a pair of silk socks was won by Mr. D. B. Shack elford. At midnight an elegant luncheon was served, after which the guests departed, carrying away with them memories of a most delightful evening. The following is a list of the dancers: Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Gwynne, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Pickets, Mr. Ben Cassidy, Miss Jane D. Stockton, Mr. Earl Curtis, Miss Blackburn, Wm. Marstello, Marianne Collins, Tom Baldwin, Callie M. Shackel ford, Quinn Taylor, Annie May Walker, Wm. Wallace, Tommie Cole Covington, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Shackelford. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Shackelford, Paul Burnam, Miss Putnam, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Denny, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Warfleld Bennett, -fas. Wager, Madge Burnam, Sam Burnam, Miss Settle, Jack Phelps, Josephine Chenault Eagle Doty, llattie Lee Million, Hart Perry, Elizabeth Blanton, Mr. Stuart Early. Hester Cov iiigton. Ceo. Goodloe, Julia White. Ed- wkrd Stockton. Mary D. Pickuls. Wm. Burnam, Margaret Covington, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Bennett Others present who were spectators: Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Neal, Dr. and Mrs. C. D. Pattie, Mr. and Mrs. Long Tom Chen autt, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Covington. Mist Mattie Tribble, Mrs. R. C. Stockton. Mrs. Fletcher. Lexington, Mrs. Davis, Camp bellsville, Miss Helen Bennett Stags were Wm. Smith, Neal Bennett, Jr, Miller Lackey, Mr. Ia Compte, Lex ington, McCreary Simmons. The music was furnished by Smith's Orchestra, Cincinnati. Spring fashions, in two and three piece costumes. Suits, Tailored Suits, Coats, Wraps, Cowns, Dresses, Wash Frocks. Imported Blouses, Lingerie Waists, Tailor ed Shirts. Wool and Wash Skirts, will be displayed In endless variety at W. D. Old ham & Ca't Ladies Suit Opening Friday and Saturday. February 28 and March 1st. Mr. Brown, of the Fullworth Garment Go, will be with us to take measures. All measures taken guaranteed to be delivered in 10 days. Get ready for Easter. Attend this openiru. tee all the newest and best things tor Spring. It Real Estate Transfers S. N. Moberley to L. & N. R. R, Co. 16-lOOa, $200 J. M. Gooch to John Heatln 60a. $268. David.' Hudson to Frank Cole 55a. $330 George Rector to G. W. Lear lot $100. Olio Flnnell to George Rsctor, exchange. Sarah Bogle to N. B. Howard 10a, $500. Jesse Vaughn to C C Preston 28a, $500. A. J. Newby to G. A. Lyons 30a. $300. Marshall Harvey to J. A. Reynolds 12a, $700. Owen East to Wm. and Thot. Wells 70a. $2,000. Rhodes Denny to Robt Ross, $250. Com. to R. L. Crow 54a, $3434. J. W. Samt to D. J. Williams 4a, $2,000. Sixteen perfectly unique characters In the Madison Institute plays. Really they are good. You should see them. Watch for date of program. It Our advertising space is for tale at rea sonable prices. We prefer to carry the ads of our local merchants BUT there are others. Young and old will enjoy our new serial ttory, "Stanton Wins," to be printed In this paper soon. Watch for the opening chapter on another page. Like the original Pat Sullivan, when Doctor Wilson does make up his mind, he will doubtless be very bitter. We will come to your home 52 times for $1.00 KF WONDERS WmT IT SftHM'SUDDENLTFM OUT Tf WOMPEfo iNiftT IT 15 -THEN SOWNl liNDSDUT O vrtArstuarr ear T'' M WWDf l?5 WMT ft flf jVMOW WHAT" IT IS-TfltlH SUDPCmy FINDS OUT TJffi MADISONIAN Is Prepared To DoAll Kinds of First-Class I PRINTING I At Reasonable Rates. Your Patronage Is Solicited. The best workmen only are employed. Satisfaction guaranteed New Job Presses New Type Faces New Cuts and Designs LETTER HEADS BILL HEADS STATEMENTS CARDS AND ANYTHING YOU WANT Fires The Fire Department responded to calls at three different placet last week. A small blaze at the Normal Chapel wat easily extinguished without much damage. Another on East Irvine Street in a house belonging to Judge E. C Million, did no great damage. A defective flue set fire to the home of Sam Issacs on "K" Street which bumed the roof same entailing only a small loss. Marriage License February 12, 1913, E. E. Lewellyn to Anna C. Gum. February 13, Jason Williams to Rose A. Phelps. February 10, Buster Keaten to Mrs. Kate Hisle. February 15, Raymond Rots to Ella Powell. February 19, G. L. Trowers to Nannie C. Fielder. February 19, Dillard Brock to Annie May Powell. "A Strange Old Lady" who has eaten nothing and drunk nothing for a fortnight and yet looks as plump as ever is one of the Madison Institute senior plays. If For Rent. Two large, nice office rooms over Culton's meat market Well lighted, ventilated, located right, and desirable in every respect Call on C. C. Culton for further information, phone 125. The Madisonian, $1.00 a year. SUPPEttH fiNPS OUT m i