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Grant E. Lilly, Editor & Owner
Entered a lecond-claM matter January
22, 1913, at the post office at Richmond,
Ky, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
On Year $1.00
SU Months 60
Three Months 35
One Month 15
OUR SLOGAN: Reduce our taxes.
OUR AIM: To bring about a reform
In our administration of public af
fairs, to the end that the people may
obtain relief In a reduction of their
tax burden.
WE will give you a paper all the time
which every member of the family
can read with pleasure and profit.
OUR HELPERS: Every person who
speaks kindly of us to his neighbors.
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In an address delivered in New
York City, Vice President Mar
shall utters what he meant for,
and what he calls, a note of warn
ing to the rich. It is really a note
of warning, but it only warns the
people that they should be on
guard against such freak utter
ances as that made by the vice
president In this speech, which
has been widely circulated but
which seems to have met with no
response from the people, the
vice president indicated that there
was a possibility that the very
rich would be shorn of their right
to leave their property, either by
will or by the laws of descent, to
their children, heirs or devisees.
He urged that the right which
they now have of leaving their
property to their children or de
vising it by will, was only a legal
right and that, inasmuch as the
law gave them this right, it could
take it away. He intimated that
unless the very rich had a care,
they would find that this right
would be taken from them.
This speech is revolutionary in
character and scarcely above the
point of mediocrity. Some of the
blessings secured us by the gov
ernment is the protection of life,
liberty and property. If the
property of the millionaire can be
taken from him for no other rea
son than that he is a millionaire,
then the right of property is a
mith, the constitution is a delu
sion and the laws made in pursu
ance thereof, instead of being a
protection to the individual, are
but snares to entrap him.
But the legal point of the vice
president is not well taken. The
government does not own a dol
lar of a man's property and never
did. It is his absolutely. It is
true that in our country the gov
ernment was the original owner
of all property. But it parted
with its title to the same on
terms that were satisfactory to it
It has no more right to take it
from a man merely because he
dies, than it has to take it from
him while he is living. The right
of transmitting property to our
children is a right that is so deep
ly engrafted in our laws and con
stitutions, that no one knows
where it commenced, but every
man knows that it is there. It
will stay there to, the vice presi
dent of the United States to the
The Democratic party has be
fore it a great opportunity and it
Is to be regretted that one of its
leaders has seen fit to be so vio
lent in his speech. It is easier to
muzzle him than it is to bury the
Along this same line of violent
thought is the bill introduced in
the Senate by Senator Jones, of
Washington. In this bill it is
proposed that all estates of in
heritance of over fifteen millions
be taxed as high as fifty percen t
This is an inheritance tax pro
posed in the Senate of the United
States to be levied on the families
of the captains of industry. In
other words, it is a bill designed
to drive all .rich men from the
United States, or at least to drive
away all their property. This
bill falls In the same category to
which the utterances of the vice
president is assigned.
It is apparent that the fool
killer should call at the national
'The local newspaper stands In
the attitude of a Father Confessor
to the people of the community
in . which it is published. It
chronicles the shortcomings of
,the servants of the people, the
elective and appointive officers of
the community, as well as giving
them due credit for all praise
worthy acts. It points out the
needs of the community from a
business and commercial stand
point, boosts every enterprise,
often single handed, advocates
what is good as it sees it and
condemns what is bad in its eyes.
It keeps the community posted
as to the happenings of the locali
ty, chronicles the coming and go
ing of you and your neighbor, and
in many ways 'fills a long felt
"Many there are who when
some particular article particularly
touches them on a sore spot
severely criticise the editor and
characterize his utterances as ma
licious, when as a matter of fact
it is but a case of 'the shoe fit
ting.' Not in one case out of a
hundred does an editor allow
malice to enter into his paper, or
is actuated by malice in the news
of his columns; he simply endeav
ors to give the news, states plain
unvarnished facts, and there are
in this world many people who
cannot stand to have the plain
unvarnished truth told about
them." Central Record.
Is Tobacco Injurious?
Much can be said for the use
of tobacco pro and con, but every
little while something like the
following appears in the press.
It is interesting, if for no other
purpose, than to show what the
physician here and there has to
say on the subject Unfortun
ately, the doctors do not agree:
"In a recent issue of the Scien
tific Monthly a prominent physi
cian gives the result of his study
of the statistics of smoking in
college. In the examinations
70 of those who received the
highest marks were non-smokers,
and 70 of those who received
the lowest marks were smokers.
In athletics the non-smokers are
twice as successful as those who
smoke. In every comparison
that was made the evidence fa
vored the abstainers. And yet
many college presidents and pro
fessors smoke freely among their
students, ignoring any moral
obligation in the matter, just as
the managers of the stock ex
changes deny moral responsibili
ty for the gambling that their
business encourages.
Dolan Trial
The fifth trial of Thomas J.
Dolan was entered into at Lex
ington Wednesday. Sheriff Dan
W. Scott was in Clark county
summoning a special venire of
250 men.
This is a noted case. The de
fendant has been tried four times,
the first three trials resulting in a
hung jury. The fourth trial was
before a Jessamine county jury.
Clay'vs. Hedden
Senator J. Will Clay has issued
a card in which he asks his op
ponent, Mr. Hedden, to leave the
question to a primary in Mont'
gomery county, as both he and
Mr. Hedden live in Montgomery
county. It is Montgomery's time
to name the Senator for this dis
trict. Mr. Hedden has not yet an
swered the card.
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.
Rough and Dressed Lumber. BUnton
Lumber Co. phone 425. 16 tf
More About the Settle Case
In our last issue, we stated in
substance that there was an un
executed Judgment against Mr.
Settle which had been held up on
his agreement to leave the State.
Our attention was called to the
error and we asked the clerk
for the facts in the case so that
no Injustice will be done to any
one. We give the statement as
prepared and handed to us from
the clerk's office:
Richmond, Ky., April 18, '13.
Dear Sin
You asked me to furnish you a
brief history of the George Settle
case, and I have examined the
record and found the following
orders, and remember, as I verily
believe, the following things that
were stated outside of the record,
Settle was indicted October 23,
1907, tried February 7, 1908, was
given 10 years in penitentiary.
February 12, defendant filed mo
tion for new trial; February 19 de
fendant filed additional grounds
and a number of affidavits in sup
port of said motion. February 24
order overruling said motion in a
long opinion and order written by
the Court Bill of "Exceptions
tendered on same date. Sentence
passed on defendant but judg
ment stayed for 60 days. Febru
ary 25, defendant filed motion to
set aside judgment (record shows
that it was on that date, but it
was some time after that date, as
the Court permitted it to be done
as of the last day of the term.)
Order sustaining said motion and
new trial granted, and case con
tinued, and defendant recognized
in the sum of $500.00 for his ap
pearance (provided the defendant
would leave the State and never
return.) May 6, 1908, the order
allowing bail in sum of $500.00
was set aside and bail fixed at
$1,000.00. (Defendant returned
to State and was re-arrested.)
Case called and continued at the
first term, after arrest October
8, 1909, called and reassigned for
later day in term, and attach
ments ordered for witnesses for
both plaintiff and defendant
October 28, second trial had and
10 years in penitentiary. October
30, defendant filed motion and
grounds for new trial. Order
overruling said motion, and judg
ment passed upon defendant
Judgment stayed 60 days. Bill of
Exceptions filed. January 29, 1910
defendant filed mandate reversing
judgment and granted new trial.
Defendant's bail fixed at $500.00.
May 5, 1910 bond forfeited, and
Alias B. W. ordered. Defendant
re-arrested October 6, 1910, called
and re-assigned for later day in
term, case called and second bond
forfeited. Defendant re-arrested
and brought back by sureties on
bond. Kept in jail until latter
part of February term, 1911, which
was March 2, when defendant
was brought out of jail, and after
having a talk with defendant and
Mr. W. B. Smith, his attorney,
the case was continued, and the
defendant recognized in the sum
of $3,000.00 for his appearance at
the next term of Court (provided
defendant would leave the State.)
On same date, immediately' after
the defendant was recognized,
the above order was set aside,
and bench warrants ordered issued
and placed in the hands of the
Sheriff of Madison county, or any
other counties in the State, when
asked for or called for by the
Sheriff or the Court
The above orders and verbal
statements are about what tran
spired during the trials of the
said defendant I trust that I
have made myself clear."
As stated in our last issue, Set
tle has again been apprehended
on the charge and placed in jail..
On last Wednesday, Circuit
Judge Benton, who happened to
be in the county, called a special
term of the Circuit Court and the
order recited that the same was
by agreement of the parties. Set
tle was held In the sum of $3,000
on his own recognizance to ap
pear at the next term of the Cir
cuit Court on the second day
thereof to answer to the charge.
After the entry of this order, Set
tle was released from custody.
Immediately after the entry of
this order, a second order was en
tered, setting the foregoing order
aside and directing that a bench
warrant be issued against Settle
on the 17th day of April. The
clerk issued the bench warrant
and the same is now in the hands
of the sheriff.
It is understood that the agree
ment was, that Settle was to im
mediately leave the county and
was to leave the State not later
than the 5th day of May.
The Commonwealth's Attorney,
Ben Crutcher, was not present
County Attorney Jackson was
General Nfews
They are swatting the bootleg
gers at Elizabethtown, Ky.
The worst of the flood in the
Mississippi valley, above Mem
phis, is supposed to be over.
Todd county has defeated the
proposed bond issue for the ben
efit of roads by a 2 to 1 majority.
Judge A. J. G. Wells, warden of
the penitentiary, has opened a
night school in the Frankfort
Several small children at Bed
ford, Ind., came near dying as the
result of eating sample pills that
had been thrown into the yard.
Hopkinsville has sent clothing
and food supplies to Kentucky's
flood sufferers. The fund, which
it is raising for the relief, now
amounts to $1,500.
President Wilson has let it be
known that he is in favor of ex
empting Farmers Unions and La
bor Unions from prosecution un
dei1 the Sherman anti-trust law.
t Lawrenceburg, Raymond
Eflis, a young farmer living near
that city, was shot and fatally
wounded by his friend, Buck
Duringer. The pistol was acci
dentally discharged.
President Wilson has not yet
appointed a successor to Henry
Lane Wilson, our Ambassador
to Mexico. It is said that he is
The Secret of Honest Values
A number of years ago, in looking over business conditions, we came to the conclu
sion that our greatest asset was not our stock in trade or cash in the bank, but our
customers' good will, our reputation for good values and square dealing. We deter
mined to make the name "Oldham" stand as synonym for "QUALITY" to stand
back of our goods and to see that the goods we sold were right In studying our
sources of supply, we found some makers did business that way too, and some did
not But the ones we could rely on were the ones who put their NAMES in their
goods and said always 'These are ours, we made them, they're right and we will
stand behind them."
I And So We Have Clothes From SqJ()SS BfOS
- " : Baltimore, New York, Boston
These are the world's greatest and we have a large line of samples to show you and
a variation of models unlimited. Tailor-made and made right and we are behind the
fit and absolute satisfaction
This it a rare opportunity for our patrons and we
you come in and examine our goods.
W. D. Oldhajn &
not giving the matter any consid
eration. It Is high time that he
The monument of Maj. Archi
bald W. Butt, who lost his life on
the Titanic, will be unveiled May
30, at the Arlington Cemetery.
The same will have the following
inscription: "A devoted son and
brother, an efficient officer and
loyal friend, who in death, as in
life, served faithfully God and
Ball Games
The Private School Pirates
were victorious in their two con
tests of the week, defeating
Powell's team Tuesday afternoon
to the tune of 24 to 2, and defeat
ing the Model School nine Satur
day afternoon in the best played
game of the season, score eight to
six. Tuesday's game was a one
sided affair, the Pirates batting
Powell's three pitchers all over
the lot while H. Culton pitched
brilliantly for the Priates, allow
ing but two runs to cross the pan.
Saturday's game was the real
contest of the season, the score
being tied until the ninth. With
one Pirate on in the ninth Ben
nett poled out a long hit good for
the circuit, scoring the man ahead
of him, and cinching the game
for his team.
8:15 O'CLOCK
We guarantee quick delivery of every
thing you buy and will appreciate your
orders. If you have not tried us give us
a call, 232 West Main street Richmond,
Ky. Covington, Thorpe & Co. 11-tf
When you want first-class groceries call
up Covington, Thorpe & Co., 72 and 144.
Oldham & Lackey
Furniture and
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Respectfully yours,
Richmond's Greatest Store for Over a Quarter of a Century
In Society
Mr. and Mrs. Theodora Smith, of Lex
ington, gave, a beautiful dinner last week
to Mist Patsy Chenault Mr. and Mrs.
las. Neale and Mist Mattle Trlbble, of (hit
city, were present ,
Mrs. W. R. Boggt wat hottest of a
beautiful dining on Wednesday. The fol
lowing guestt being present: Mrs. Green
Turley, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lackey, Mrs. R.
E. Turley, Mrs. S. P. Deatherage, Mrs. C.
a Turley, JrMrs,. Whitney Cobb, Mrs. R.
P. McCord, and Misses Mary Earle Old
ham, Elizabeth Searcy and Hettle Brook
shire of Lexington.
The meeting of the Woman's Club wat
held on Monday afternoon at the club
rooms and a program of " unusual Interest
wat given.
Mist Laura Clay wat to have read a pa
per on "Moral Purity," but at the wat un
able to be present her place wat gracefully
filled by Mist Helen Bennett Mist Clay
wrote thlt paper to be read at the Episco
pal Convention In St Louis, and the "Out
look" made very complimentary mention
of it
Mrs. Waller Bennett gave a Book Re
view, which wat greatly enjoyed. She
dwelt at length on the "Jew" and the
prominent place he occupies In the affairs
of the nations. Delegates were then chos
en to attend the Federation which meets
In Middlesboro in June, and Mrs. Mary
Bates Miller wat chosen with Mrs. Cassi
day at alternate, and Mrs. Waller Bennett
at the President's appointee.
Small Blaze
The fire department was called
out on Burnam Hill about noon
Monday to put out quite a fire
that had its origin in a dump pile.
A house on the spot had a nar
row escape from the flames, but
owing to prompt work on the
part of the "laddies," it was saved.
We make a specialty of telling nothing
but the best grades of Clover, Timothy,
Clean Blue Grass, Orchard Grass, Red,
Feed and Seed Oats. .Give us a call
Phone 72 and 144. Covington, Thorpe &
Co. 11-tf
Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Lath. Blan-
ton Lumber Co. Phone 425. 16-tf
JkaTYour name on our list will be duly
W.S.O. R.O.L.
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