From Our Exchanges.
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
And yet some people seem to think that
the gentlemen who own stocks and bonds
There Are Others Thinking
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
FIRST MONUMENT TO BLUE AND GRAY
wi i,rvm wnzzr
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
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
In the center of the room seated beneath
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a canopy of flags were the ladies who
presided at the favor 'table: Mrs. D. L.
Cobb, Miss Mollie Fife and Mrs. H. L.
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
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.
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,
Owen East to Wm. and Thot. Wells
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
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
We will come to your
home 52 times for $1.00
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The Fire Department responded to calls
at three different placet last week.
A small blaze at the Normal Chapel
wat easily extinguished without much
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.
February 12, 1913, E. E. Lewellyn to
Anna C. Gum.
February 13, Jason Williams to Rose A.
February 10, Buster Keaten to Mrs.
February 15, Raymond Rots to Ella
February 19, G. L. Trowers to Nannie
February 19, Dillard Brock to Annie
"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
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.
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