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Grant E. Lilly, - - Editor & Owner
Entered as second-class matter January
22, 1913, at the post office at Richmond,
Ky., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
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Six Months 60
Three Months. .35
One Month .15
PENSIONS FOR MOTHERS
Commissioners of Allegheny county
have appropriated $13,000 for the payment
of pensions to mothers who have children
dependent upon them. Before the money
is available Gov. Tener, under the law
enacted by the last Legislature, must name
a board of trustees by whose direction
the money, together with Allegheny
county's proportion of the $100,000 appro
priated by the State, will be expended.
Only the mothers of children dependent
because of the death or desertion of their
fathers are eligible to pensions, and the
mothers must be qualified in the judgment
of the trustees, to administer the pension
and care for their children. It was stated
at the commissioners' office that of the
dozens who havelnquired about the opera
tion of the law only a small proportion
can avail themselves of its provisions.
The appropriation is in the nature of an
experiment and is to cover one year.
In St Louis last week a widow
with four small children was
turned out of her house because
she was not able to pay the rent.
The oldest, a lad of fourteen, was
a delicate child and unable to
work. The second son, twelve
years of age, worked sixteen
hours a day to secure bread for
the family. The other children
were too young to be anything
more than a care to the mother.
They were without money or
property. In this condition they
were turned out of their rented
In this age of civilization when
men ancr women are advanced in!
thought and are supposed to be
trained to a very high state of in
tellectual culture, when they have
had moral training in the church
and its associated works, it seems
strange that in cities where they
have the largest churches and
which cities are money centers,
that poverty should be allowed to
lay hold of childhood and widow
hood as its victims; and stranger
still that such cities have made
no provisions for the proper prb
, tection of both infancy and wid
owhood. Poverty may come to
the noblest and most deserving
and it is a duty of those who are
in comfortable circumstances to
make proper protection for those
who for the time are in need of
protection. And who is more in
need of protection than an infant?
Who better deserves care and at
tention than a widow with infant
children at her breast? In the
struggle for bread, what chance
has sheto cope with the stronger
and less burdened? Is she not
worthy of encouragement? Has
she not in her travail given to the
world future men and women?
And why should she be permitted
to starve? Why should her chil
dren be thrown on the cold, in
different public as beggars? Their
future will be one of honor if
properly directed; if allowed to
come up in dirt and ignorance,
they will take their places in the
lower walks of life and make
felons and fill houses of disrepute.
There is a way to avoid this.
Aid to this class of unfortunate
people, given at the right time in
the way of. small pensions by the
state, will bring up a better race
of people arid fill the state with
men and women who will help
instead of being a detriment to it.
The money spent annually in jail
and penitentiary maintenance
would be reduced fifty per cent.
j. ma saving auucu iu lyc small
pensions would add much to the
manhood of the state.
In Chicago last winter a woman
. with a small family applied to the
; Associated Charities for aid. She
, was refused until the case could
be officially investigated. Time
after time she called but was put
off until the course of official red
tape was run. At the end of
.; some weeks and ' after some of
her children had died from sfcarva:
tion, she was granted small aid. "
It is stated that not more than
ten cents out of every dollar con
tributed for aid -Ito ' the poor, is
actually expended on the poor.
The ninety cents is consumed in
red tape. All this could be avoid
ed by a proper system of pensions
for the very poor.
We are not of that class who
think that the rich must maintain
the poor. Far from it Of times,
giving indiscreetly tends to pro
mote triflingness. Also there is
always danger in building up a
class of stipendiaries who learn
to depend not on themselves, but
who look to the rich for their
support But there is a sane way
to help "the very poor without in
creasing the number of people
who look to the rich altogether
for their support While a race
of stipendiaries is to be dreaded,
it must be remembered that a
race of felons and women of the
world, undermines the social fab
ric, lowers the moral tone and
endangers the republic Intelli
gence can always be depended on
to determine the difference beH
tween proper aid by way of pen
sions, and that, system of graft
which would give us the race of
stipendiaries. And if an error
has been, committed in. helping
widows and orphans by pension,
it can be corrected.
The word "pension" means
"aid." There is no opprobrium
attached to it And while we are
discussing aid to the indigent
widows and orphans, we might
as well include "old age" pensions
or aid. What more honorable
than old age! Who more deserv
ing than those who have fought
bravely the grim battle of life and
lost! What more touching than
helpless old age! "Once a man,
twice acniid. Anc. in trns sec
ond helpless, pitiable childhood,
must the grandfathers and grand
mothers of the bold warriors of
commerce and the followers of
he arts and sciences and politics
be brushed aside and left to die
ike quary slaves?
The true manhood and woman
hood of the country say NAY !
NEGLECTING HIS DUTY
Secretary of State Bryan is neg
lecting his duties as Secretary of
State at a most critical time in
the history of the 1 Nation. The
important problems of state with
l t 1 ' -
wnicn ine administration is now
confronted, are fraught with great
dangers and their solution should
be by minds not overwrought by
outside work. The Dmeocratic
party undertakes to justify Mr.
Bryan in his neglect of his official
duties by saying that the Repub
lican party did likewise. This is
no answer at all. The Repulicans
were voted out of power for wrong
ful administration of the affairs of
state. For a Democrat to follow
in their wrongful steps and under
take to justify on the ground that
the Republicans did wrong, is
straining the forgiving spirit of
the democracy too much. Mr.
Bryan has injured himself beyond
measure and has also put the ad
ministration in a hole in trying to
justify him. Mr. Wilson's troubles
are just beginning. ;
After sending for our Ambassa
dor, Henry Lane Wilson, to come
all the way from Mexico to tell
us all about it, President Wilson
went out golfing and let Secretary
Bryan interview him alone. The
golf game must be fascinating in
deed if it is a better drawing card
than a real live Ambassodor fresh
Nine Masonic lodges, many
other fraternal societies, thirty or
more churches, many schools in
this, one of the oldest counties of
thejstate, 6000 voters and 2000
floaters. For shame! This is a
sad commentary on the efficacy
of moral teaching; : -
Slit pants for men Hs the pre
diction of some oi the most fash
ionable tailors. Its not impossi
ble. Remember the knee breeches
of "Give me liberty or give me
death" Henry, don't you? v
; Not enough energy to start the
the band playing. After the elec-
tion is over, we will die of ennui
unless the grand jury makes
There's a big smile a great big
smile on the farmers face today.
You can "hear the nubbins a
Bacon in the house and chicken
feathers in the back yarcl for a
few days more.
The more votes that are bought
the more chance for detection.
One more month of liberty, Mr.
To The Democrats Of
I have been a member of the
Fiscal Court of Madison Court all
the time that Jtdge . Sackelford
has "been County Judge. This
Court is composed of the eight
magistrates, and the County
Judge. The Fiscal Court has con
trol of all the financial affairs of
the County, with power and
authority to levy taxes, and to see
that same are properly collected.
Each and every member of the
Court is entitled to his share of
credit for the good management
of the County's financial affairs,
and no one man is entitled to all
the credit Since I have been a
member of the Fiscal Court I
have looked carefully after the
interest of the tax payers, and at
the same time have done every
thing in my power for good
roads, and good bridges, and an
economical and safe administra
tion of the County's business.
-If I am elected County Judge,
I . will give to each and every
citizen a patient and respectful
hearing on any matter brought
before me, and will welcome
every citizen to the County
I will be very grateful to you
for anything you may do for me.
Asking a careful consideration at
your hands, of my candidacy, and
for a fair election, square deal,
and honest count and promising
to do nothing dishonorable to
secure the nomination, I am truly
and respectfully yours,
28-3tf. , H. C. RICE.
Prominent Educator Dead
Prof. Matthew G. Thomson,
one of the best known educators
in the South, died at his home in
Paris, Friday morning, after a
several days' illness. ,
Prof. Thomson had been in de
clining health for several months,
but recently his condition had
apparently improved, and he was
able to be about, and it was
thought that he was on the road
to recovery. He was taken sud
denly ill about a week ago, and
despite the efforts of his family
and physicians, he grew - steadily
Deceased was born nearThomp-
son station, in ciarK county, in
1850, being sixty-three years of
age at the time of his death. He
received his education at Transyl
vania University, at Lexington,
and later attended College at Ann
Arbor, Mich. Paris Citizen.
After Incendiaries in Jessa
mine On warrants sworn out by
Deputy State Fire Marshal, J. J.
Peel, for Carl Burgin, a young
man of Nicholasville, was arrest
ed Sunday afternoon in Lexington
by Marshal Smith, charged with
arson. It is alleged his arrest is
due to connections with a series
of fires which have recently oc
curred in Nicholasville. It is un
derstood that a number of other
young men of prominent families
are suspected of having been con
nected with the alleged incen
diarism, and arrests are expected
at any time. Nicholasville Jour
nal: ' ' : !" '
The dates for the Berea Fair
have been changed :from August
7 to 9 and will be held July 30 to
August L -A great time is antici
pated and all who can should
School Trustees' Election.
The following named subdis
tricts will elect school trustees on
the first Saturday in , August,
Saturday August 2nd, 1913, be
tween the hours of one and five
o'clock. The election will be held
at the school houses in said sub
districts: DIVISION NO. L
Subdistrict No. Boggs Alex Turpin
Subdlstrict No. 2, Brookstown Ralph
Subdistrict No. 6, Bend Howard HilL
Subdistrict No. 7, College Hill A. E.
Waco Consolidated School G. S. Mc
- Kinney. . . - - .
DIVISION NO. 2.
Subdistrict No. 2, Green Hill M. M.
Subdistrict No. 5V Cedar Cliff H. C.
Subdistrict No. 6, Bear Wallow George
Subdistrict No. 9, Kingston Douglas
Subdistrict No. ' 10, Rogerville Wm. O.
No. 11, Pumpkin Run Willis
DIVISION NO. 3.
Subdistrict No. 1, Beech Grove Ledo
Subdistrict No.5, Big Hill R. L. Ambrose
Subdistrict No 6, Narrow Gap Thomas
Subdistrict No. 9, Johnson: Jas. W.
Subdistrict No. 10, Scaffold Cane John
Subdistrict No. 11, Berea U. S. Moyers.
DIVISION NO 4.
Subdistrict No. 2, Walnut 'Meadow Louis
Subdistrict No 3, Wallaceton D. S.
Subdistrict No. 5, High Point W. A. Ogg.
Subdistrict No. 6, Glade Jas. W. Fowler.
Subdistrict No. 8. Peytontown W. W.
DIVISION NO. 5.
Subdistrict No. 3, Hendren W. K. Price.
Subdistrict No. 6, Sallee Robert Teater.
Subdistrict No. 7, Backwoods N. B. How
ard. Subdistrict No. 9, Ruthton Pendleton
Subdistrict No. 12, Bent Price Benton.
DIVISION NO. 6.
Subdistrict No. 2, Miller B. C. Harvey.
Subdistrict No. 3, Forest Hill A. H.
Subdistrict No. 4, Buffalo W. R. Hayden.
Subdistrict No. 6, Boonesborough Wm.
Subdistrict No. 7, Pleasant Hill Thos.
Subdistrict No. 9, Dozier G. R. Spurlin.
The supervisors, Robinson and
Kirk have posted; notices of said
election in each subdistrict where
election is to be held. The in
structions to voters and poll sheets
have been placed at the school
houses. Officers for said election
will be selected by the voters
at the opening of the polls. Two
mages and a clerk should be se
lected. Said officers should fill
out certificates of election for
persons elected and return same
to County Superintendent with
in five days after said election.
Death of Miss Oldham
Miss Alice Oldham died at her
home on North street in this city
at 6:30 P. M. on the 21st inst.
Deceased was a most exemplary
character and loved by a large
circle of friends, who mourn her
Miss Oldham is -survived by
three brothers and two sisters:
James, Sanford and W. S. Old
ham, and Misses Nannie and
Carrie Oldham, for whom much
sympathy is felt. The funeral
was held on Wednesday and was
conducted by Dr. G. W. Crutch
field of the Methodist Church,
thence burial in the Richmond
Mad Dog Pays
Henderson, Ky. Miss Margaret
Lilly, aged sixteen, a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lilley, of
Smiths Mills, was bitten on the
leg by a fox terrier, belonging to a
neighbor. The dog afterward ex
hibited signs of rabies, was killed
and the head sent to the Pasteur
Institute "at Bowling Green, for
The car men on the "Green
Lines'- of the Covington and Cin
cinnati car lines have rejected the
We keep on hand always the best gro
ceries that money can buy and sell them
as cheap as the cheapest Phone 72 and
144. Covington, Thorpe & Co. 11-tf
I Honor For Dr. McMurtry
His legion of friends in Dan
ville, his old home, are greatly
pleased to learn that .Dr. Lewis
;McMurtry, of Louisville, has been
appointed by Secretary of State
Wm. J. Bryan, as one of the
twelve American delegates to the
International Medical Congress,
which meets in London, England,
August 6 to 12. The Louisville
Times, in refering to the appoint
ment says Dr. McMurtry has .ac
cepted the honor. x
The Congress consists of repre
i;entatives of the medical profes
sion from all parts of the world.
Dr. McMurtry did not seek the
appointment, nor did, any friends
do so it came because of his
high standing and well known
ability as a physician. He will sail
for London on the 14th. Danville
Drl McMurtry lived in Rich
mond once and had an office in
the rooms over the corner of Sec
ond and Main streets, the same
rooms occupied by Mr. Grant E.
Lilly as a law office for twelve
years. He was associated with
the late Dr. Evans.
Mr. Willis Kennedy
Mr. Willis Kennedy has ac
cepted the position of Chief Clerk
in the L. & N. office at Paris, and
will make that city his , home.
The position carries with it an
increase in salary, and Mr. Ken
nedy is to be congratulated. "
DAY PHONE 76
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I Girls and Young Ladies
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& Next Session Opens September 10th, 1913
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Drowned in Kentucky River
News has reached here of the
death by drowning ? of Mr. Leon
Bryant, who formerly worked
with the Blanton Lumber Co.
Mr. Bryant it seems was row
ing with his wife on the Kentucky
river near Frankfort, and as he
came close to the shore he leaped
out and in doing so the skiff
rocked and threw his wife into
the water. Seeing her danger he
immediately swam to her rescue
and saved her, but sank and was
drowned himself. ; It is, thought
the shock caused his death. '
The accident is deeply deplored
and much sympathy felt for his
Mr. Embry Deatherage, of this
city, and Miss Ella Kindred of
Berea, were quietly married in
Jackson on last Monday. Mr.
Deatherage is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. S. A. Deatherage of this city,
and a vnnnd man nf finp hniinp;i
. quaiificaUons. Miss Kindred is
well known in Richmond, where
she has many friends.
The promiscuous use of poison
in Richmond of late with a view
of killing dogs, should have a
sudden stop put to it, for unfor
tunately, the wrong dog gets the
button and the animal killed is
more valuable to society than the
animal who throws it out
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