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To c3! ft 1-A l .1 A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME CIRCLE VOLUME L v . KICIIMOND, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, OCTOBKlt 2H, ltm. NUMUKU 43. V P.-. GAM B DA DIKE, PANAMA CANAL, BLOWN UP General News HfV w T fi TfHTl(cl i1 i.- ) Letcher county has organized a farmers Institute, - ' ; It is claimed that the Citizen Ticket will win at Carlisle over the regular ticket. .It is claimed that eggs will soon be selling at ?5 cents a dozen, and that is where we get off of the wagon. , ' . " i The snow -storm which visited our city Monday afternoon seems to have been general throughout the state, but very light. Great Britain has accepted our invitation to' participate in the opening , of the Panama Canal, and will send a warship. Lexington is considering the proposition of abolishing fifteen saloons in that section of the city called the "red light district." '-. - William Carson Black of Bar-, bourville,' Kentucky, was elected as the Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons at" their meeting in Louisville. The ML Sterling mule market has gone . to pieces on young mules, and they were off from $20 to $30 from the prices last year and only a few sales made. ; Under the new revenue laws ajl candies and confections containing liquor, such as rum balls, brandy balls, mint lozen gers, etc, will have to pay a rev enue tax. .The United States backs up the German government as against the Mexican government, and de mands protection- for 43 German rbjectr who" are fctaired in Tor reon by rebel forces. J. F. Loggin, aged 60, was beat en, into insensibility at his home just after dark. After the assas ins beat him they turned a flash light on him when one of them exclaimed "my, we got the wrong man." The audience which greeted Mrs. Emmaline Pankhurst at the Madison Square Garden was a very small one. The notoriety giv en to her by her detention failed to attract the people. She was ad mitted on conditions that she be good. Woodford county has a wo man running for the office of Superintendent of Schools on the Independent ticket. Miss Belle Gillis of that county files her pe tition and enters the contest against Lucian Linsey, the Demo cratic candidate. The Kentucky Master Bakers held their annual convention at Lexington, last week. Martin Du Uries of Bowling Green was e lected President and J. J. Caden, Lexington, Vice President Gov. McCreary telegraphed his inabili ty to attend. A paper will be started at Lex ington, Friday October 24th, by Dan J. Keid, who has acquired some reputation as an editor. The paper will advocate t progressive ideas, but does not aline itself with any political party. It is in the interest of the colored people. Following is a report of the condition of the State Treasury at the close of business Septem ber 30: Sinking fund, $23,716.62; school fund, $197,711.65; gener al expenditures fund, $109,331.80; balance in treasury, $630,760.09; outstanding warrants, $2,343,927. 92. Last month, $2,200,736.13. Tom Baldwin, a cattle buyer of Richmond, was here last week and bought a herd of 15 steers from Jas. Holman, south of Stan ford, at $6 a hundred pounds. They averaged 690 each. From J. M. Lair, the same buyer got a dozen head, of about the same weight and the same figure. Interior Journal. GRAND JURY Reports Its Doings to Judge Benton and Finally : Adjourns. To Hon. J, M. Benton, Judge, Madison Circuit Court: ',. The grand, jury after being in continuous session for almost two weeks, makes the following re port: We commend as. timely and proper, your Honor's splen did Instructions as to bribery and corruption in elections. Only those who have served on grand juries can know how difficult it is to get any direct, positive . evi dence against any one. Every man examined says, he saw signs of the use of money but only the rarest man admits ' that he per sonally knows .anything positive ly or-will indict ' anyone. Occa sionally,, a man tells something reluctantly, and by persistently following up a clew we get enough evidence to find a true bill. -" We examined all of the prin cipal candidates, many middle men and lots of. voters.. We were fortunate enough to get evidence sufficient to indict a few, and with this as a fulcrum, were enabled to persuade (on the promise of your Honor to be lenient) a good many to confess or implicate their chief representatives. We believe in this way we secured more indict ments than could have been done in any other way, and of far more important people. - " ' rrhis grand jury, has ,no ikmbt more trw bills- fur br&ery-nv elec-" tions than was ever found in the county before. So long contin ued and universal a habit cannot be broken up by one session of a grand jury, but a wedge has been well started and with public sen timent awakened and encouraged, future grand juries should have an easier task. The next most flagrant offense was from the habit of carrying pistols. Almost every witness quizzed knew of shots being fired on the highways but to secure direct evidence was most difficult. We are convinced that shots fired from pistols and the having them in hand should be prima facie evidence of concealed weap ons. We examined the jail and found it in a fair condition. The court house and grounds were all in good condition and well cared for, except the witness room which needs better furni ture and a general cleaning up. The county clerk showed us his books showing collections for fees from deeds, licenses etc., and they seemed full and cor rect. Respectfully submitted, . T. S. BURNAM, Foreman. Gov. McCreary has appointed John D. Scott. Police Judge of Iierea, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of G. D. Hol iday. CXX)CXXXXXXXXX3CXXXXXXXXCXXX3 A dispatch from Petersburg, Ind., says that a strange bug that began eating the ends of the ears of corn about six weeks ago has caused no end of trouble to the farmers of Hke county. Farmers feeding new corn infested with these strange bugs or worms have lost horses, mules and cattle and now every farmer is compelled to sort every ear of corn before he feeds it for fear it is Infected. The damaged corn poisons and death follows almost immediately. Many horses and mules have died in this locality. CXX)CXICXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)CX v - .. . -; , -'.' -. . . The blowing up of th AUTO WRECK Injures ' Three People Seriously. Very ALL DOING WELL -V-X-tf--f.. On Sunday afternoon about 4 j o'clock while out in his automo- I bile on the Lexington pike, Mr. ! W.T.Vaughn lost control of the) ; machine which ran down an env ! oanKment ana was wrecKeu. in tut: i.cii viuu iMi. vduviiu were Misses Rachel Parrish and Ethel Curd, both of whom had their collar bonesbroken and were otherwise bruised. Dr.Moss Gibson was summoned and brought Miss Parrish to the city in his machine while Miss Curd was taken to her home on Fifth St. in the ambulance. While painfully hurt the young ladies l - : 1.. I I are uu Knuimy mjureu ia,.u resting comfortably at this time. Mr. Vaughn escaped with a few bruises. While the affair was bad enough, we are glad it was no worse. Grand Jury Adjourns The grand jury has finally ad journed for this session of the, court. In addition to the indict ments named in our last issue, it returned the following indict ments: For robbery Charles Brown, Tom Sallee and Jesse Goins. For nuisance M. M. Hamilton, C. C. Culton, Charley Pigg and 1..U- A II For burglaov-George Fox. va -ua.aw ! . Dunahue, Lucian Matthews. Receiving money to be used in an election - Collins Long and B. 1 F. Golden. Only two additional indictments , were made in the bribery cases J making fourteen in all. Some i other indictments were returned I but as the parties are not in cus-1 tody, we refrain from giving! names as they may skip the coun try. 00 Confederate Pensions Gen. Bennett H. Young, head of the U. C. V., proposes that pensions be paid Southern sol diers out of the $60,000,000 col lected as a tax on cotton follow ing the Sectional War. dlk aeparating the water from Gatun ' Civil Cases Tried " .The court has disposed of the following cases trjed by a jury at this term of court: ) 'Iii the stifly contested dase ofl ! Spurling , against the Ll & N. Railroad, Judge Benton presiding, famtifv recovered! a vrdicti" orv .00. This is a verv inter- estihg case and grew out of the f0lliwinj? 1 fhe of m2 Mrs Spurling with her four children , were startjng tQ Missouri ,0 jojn her husband who had preceded them. It was 'during the flood that wrought such havoc around Paducah and other cities on the Mississippi river. Before pur chasing her tickets she made in quiries of the aijent at this point as to whether or not the way was open and whether or not she could reach her destination by way of Paducah. Receiving as- surance that she coudi ' ha- htr fil.,.pU hiarHptfl I iha t1nint. nn in , rtl,iviiu ! ! At Louisvine sne received a I j wirft frnm h.r hrothpr hprp ari. i vising her to go by way of St. ;CHine Deiongea.to me aiorenam Louis. She notified the agent of led company. Mrs. Butler claim the L. & N. at Louisville of theied that the machine belonged to ,-ontPnts of thf wire, and asked 1 r, and instituted suit to recover ;them to change her tickets so ' from the Richmond Lumber that she could go by the way of Company. The case was tried 'St. Louis to her destination. )U and the Jlirv returned a ver- i This the defendant refused to do, in favor of the plaintiff, order jand again assured her that she i inS the machine restored to her, : could reach her destination by and awarding damages for its de- j way of Paducah. Again boarding tention in the sum of $860. thP train shP trnvpUl all nitfht and when she reached Paducah andwntnshe rta,nta laducan next momma iound mat no trains "Iil"L , a t I !!.. and return home. She alleges that she endured many priva tions from which she was render ed sick. She sued for $1052.00 and the jury gave her the exact amount. Grant E. Lilly and O. P. Jack son represented the plaintiff, Burnam and Burnam the defend ant. Hon. J. Tevis Cobb, special I In. It. j tr'iLA tho cc ti !nnc against Ballew, and the Round Stone Land Co., against William Wren, in each of which cases the plaintiffs won. ! The case of Florence Butler j against the Richmond Lumber Company was a hotly contested j case, arising out of a seizure of an automobile by the Richmond Locks and Culebra Cut Photo y I'nilerwiKxJ & Unrtwrwood, n. r. OUR NEW COLLECTOR A good picture of our new Col- j lector for the Eighth District,! Judrfe John W. Hughes, of Har-1 rodsburg, Ky. Lumber Company under an execu- . I 1 - A. 1- i tion issued on a judgment wnicn Said company had against the Gahren. Dodge & Maultby Co. The Richmond Lumber Company claimed that in reality the ma- at . 1 I omun c, omun representeu iur , Lumber Company and J. Tevis n ' nf , . . " v. - . ton, represented me piainnn .Mrs. Butler. CrantE. Lilly presided' as special judge. QO Just to Remind You KT . . , Next Monday. Tuesday and .'.. !.. I-.. V.t,.U... 07 Qtt OU are special registration days and every Democrat of the city who was absent from home or prevent ed by sickness from registering on the regular registration day. is urged to go before the County Court Clerk on one of the above days and register. Unless you do so you cannot vote in November or in fact, until after the next reg- Oration in October 1914. j j Ollie James will speak at Lex-, higton on Thursday Oct., 30th on behalf of the Democratic party. I J APPROVED The Salary Grab Is Endorsed In Toto by Our Friends REGISTER AND CLIMAX. The Register and Climax en- ' dorse the salary grab and think j that Judge Shackelford should , not only have the increase but that I it should be the "grab" and then some. Here is what they say: J At the last meeting of the Fis ,cal Court the salary of Judge Shackelford was raised from $1250 per annum to $1500, and he was allowed pay for his sten ographer in the sum of $360 an- nually. All the comment we ... have to make on this action, is that the Judge is cheap at the price. His services to the county are far in excess even of his sal ary as it now stands. There is not a more efficient official in the state than Judge Shackelford, and in our opinion the county is I still his debtor. - Register. In a large number of counties ' the fiscal court recognizing that 1 certain officials are not sufiicient ! ly paid, are raising their salaries, especially is this the case as to he Judges. Montgomery, Har 1 din and others are the latest to do so. The salary of an official ought to be compatable with the dignity and duties of the office, and we do not believe that there will be much protest over the fact that Judge W. R. Shackel ford's salary has been raised from $1,250 to $1,500. Madison is one of the largest and wealthiest counties in the State and is able to pay her public servants well. -Certainly If the County Judge of Fayette should receive $3,000 a vear. the Judge of this county - 'ttien It Is sivai: pfee the .urk.' --vumax. And now Mr. Taxpayer while you are digging and scratching to get enough of the long green to pay off taxes, probably you are in a fine frame of mind to fully ap- j predate the effects of the grab. The Madisonian is opposed to it both because it is too much and because of the manner in which it was secured and with this we submit the question to the peo ple. You might find some guide in looking at the salaries paid in Mercer County which we now give you: The salaries of the county offi cers were fixed as follows: County Judge $1,000.00 " County Attorney 800.00 SupLof Schools 900,00 County Clerk for fiscal court services.. v200.00 ' Big Rally Rev. D. L. Brandenburg, of Wil more, Ky., who is an enthusiastic and energetic preacher of the Methodist Denomination held a two weeks protracted meeting at the Christian Church at Ruthton, Ky. He was assisted in his meet- , oy r. uuynn an. w .who led the singing, while Mrs. i . i m - t r J - . : - . wm Mr nirP was ths- nrcanist. . w . ' 1 1"V"'M'W tne .Metnodist Kind, ana mere was i a great spiritual awakening, and much good has been accomplished by the meeting, the church has been rejuvenated and the people ,'iroii tn l1rir .v. . Protracted Meeting The dedication of the new Christian Church will be fol lowed by a protracted meet ing led by Rev. W. E. Ellis, of Paris, Kentucky. Ever body is invited to attend these meetings. Jjjr it.