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IS KENTUCKY III HEED
OFTS!E TAXJIEFORM? YM Happened in "THE GOW COUNTIES" in California 2nd Why "THE DOG TAX COUNTIES" in Kentu ky Should Emulate Their Example Until a few years ngo the State of California was Buffering under the tame system of taxation which pre vails In Kentucky although many ef forts bad been made to change It. The average citizen Is opposed to Innovations as a general proposition and while the state suffered and the burden of taxation fell heavily on the mall property owner, as It does In Kentucky, It was bard to arouse the people and capitalistic classes man aged to keep the old law In effect and went on hiding their personal property and "escaping taxation, as tbey do I Kentucky. ' Why is this man working so hard?" "To get more land to pay MORE taxes." A simple careless expression In a Pan Francisco newspaper caused a revolution of feeling and brought bout the change which all Califor Bin as are now proud of. .The newspaper referred to printed an article to the effect that the same old Constitutional Amendment woui.: be voted on at the November election and added facetiously that "the Cow Counties" would probably vote tor it, and treated it as a joke. The newspaper evidently underesti mated the power of "the Cow Coun ties" as this little attempt at wlttli is:r. made "the Cow Counties" sit up and tuke notice. The people In "the Cow Counties" commenced to ask themselves: Why Is it that farm lands and town prop erty pay the bulk of taxes? Why art the owners of stocks, bonds, notes an. I other personal property able to get off scott free? Have we a uniform system of taia ticn In practice as well aa In name? And such like questions. Well, the result was "the Cow Coun ties" in California determined to throw off the yoke and the amendment was overwhelmingly carried. "Why Is this man working so hard?" "To hide his property and pay NO taxes." The same conditions exist le Ken tui ky to day end the same opportunity for change presents Itself and It Is time for "the Cow Counties" In Ken tutky to show their power and font fair division of taxation. By subjecting the millions of dollar Of persoual property to the pay men' of taxes, farms snd town lots wouIl be relieved as In other states with model n tas laws. In Peuusylvaui.. there Is no state Ux ou farm lands auu : w Huii iii ! in-.. MJi towa tote because the revenue from stocks, bonds and notes Is sufficient for the purpose. The dog tax In Kentucky produced more revenue In 1912 ($127,6R1) than all the taxes from bonds ($32,45), cash In banks ($64,240), and stocks In corporations ($14,000); total $110,6i6, while farm lands and town lots and Improvements paid $3,177,360. "The Dog Tax" Counties In Ken tucky are In the same fix as "the Cow Counties" were In California and it la blgh time to quit barking and com mence biting. A vote for the tax amendment at the November election will make the other fellow do some howling. If "the Dog Tax" counties will only do their duty and vote for the amendment and enable the legisla ture to frame laws to make all clhs'es of property pay their legitimate share of taxation. Extract From Report of 8tate Tax Commission. "We recommend, that the proposed Constitutional Amendment should be adopted by the voters of the state. "This Amendment has been care fully drawn, Its provisions are clear and plain. "It follows precedents which have been tried and proved successful in i other states. "It authorizes practical changes, which, In our judgment. If adopted, will increase revenue, remove restric tions now hiindlcapplng valuable en terprises, and place Kentuiky upon a fair plane with other states which have shown marked progress and prosperity, as a result of sane and sound revenue laws. "It provides that unyand all changes made thereunder In our tax laws up to 1917 must be approved by the people themselves after passage by the leg islature ana meir approval may ne 1 made a condition after that time, so that the whole matter rests In the bands of the people. "We consider the amendment nec essary In order to enable the legisla ture to take the Initiative in any ef fective revision of the revenue laws of the state, which have been con demned by the then State Tax Corn j missions and criticised annually by the State Equalization Board. W. O. DAVIS, Chairman, Woodford County. ELWOOD HAMILTON, Sec'y. Franklin County. W. B. MOODY. Hen'y County. W. A. FROST, Graves County. Ii. C. OWINOS, Jefferson County. HUMAN RECIPE Si.iTi li'MI llT '10 toe wish to vote, man's load u tote. And an ardor that never grows cold Add brickbat to m&sn some win dew to smash And behold thK Suffragette bold Roosevelt's Favorite Out of the night that covers me, Black as the p t from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may he For my unconquerable soul. In the full clutch of circumstance I have, not winced or cried alouJ; Under the bludgeoning of chance My head is bleeding but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath, and tears Looms but the horror of the shade. And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how straight the gate. How charged with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul. Backward, Turn Backward Backward, turn backward Time, in your flight; Give us a girl whose dresses are ; not tight; Give us a girl whose charms, many or few Are not expressed by too much ' peek-a-boo; Give us a girl, no matter what age, Who won't use the streets as a vaudeville stage. Give us a girl not too sharply in ' view Dressed up in skirts that the sun can't shine through. Ex. REPORT Of P. A. C Infirmary From July 1, 1913 to October 1, 1913. RECEIPTS Ralance on hand $073.56 Paypatierits 358.15 County money 250.00 City money 125.02 Entertainments 101.44 j Total $908.17 DISBURSEMENTS Nurses' salaries $328.43 Eatables and servants' wages 471.04 Launj ."" 43 08; Watpr arwt Ua 2'i 91 ! Electric light 37.31 ft"- ......... . " Telephone- 8.95 Coal 91.30 Merchandise 38.83 Total $1087.94 Receipts 908.17 Overdraft $179.77 No. County and city patients 9 -222 days No. Pay patients 20-378 days No. Charity 1 29 days Total 30 629 days Number recovered 7 Number improved 13 Number unimproved 2 Number died 1 Number born 1 Number remaining 6 Sunday October 19th was the day set aside in all the churches as Infirmary Day. It is the one Sunday of the year when a spe cial pica is made from the pul pits to meet the needs of this worthy and necessary institution. No one unless familiar with the work done there" has any idea of its far reaching charity and the constant care and work it means to continue it. The expenses for the year closing October 1st were $4058. The revenue from county and city appropriation and pay patients reached $3347 and difference the women have made ud bv many means. It costs $2.15 a day to maintain a p.atienragiiX-vater, The many persona uiiduie iu ay uiu amount, come, pay what they can, and the deficit is met by the work of the board and associa tion. They are very anxious that there may be a thousand members to the ass-Haticn at" a dollar a member; till now the most there have ever been is 284. Won't you when you read this resolve at once to join the rank and send your dollar to the treasurer, Mrs. G. D. Simmons? Some good friends make liberal ainual subscriptions. Count the infirmary in when considering your donation for the coming year, and visit there and see for yourself what it means to this community, and most of all, what it would mean. adv COL. GEOFiGE W. GGETHALS OLONKL man and chief engineer of the Isthmian Ceual Commission, Iho has made himself forever famous as the builder of the 1'aitama Csnal. o, I OLONEL. Uoelhats. chair- I General News! Mt. Sterling has in view a new up to date motion picture theater, The White Socks game over the Giants won the at Peoria, Illinois. Louisville is to be treated with Lsarnum & uailey s big circus on November 3rd A French Aviator starts from France to fly to Cario Egypt, a distance of 3348 miles. Miss Mary Costello in trying to cross a street in Cleveland, Ohio, was run down an automobile ana Killed Refugees that come from the lower California regions in Mexi co say that the citizens of that country desire annexation to America. And this is also true of noithern Mexico. Jack McCune, of Cuzco, Ind., was indicted by the grand jury, charged with the murder of his wife, committed fifteen years ago. ,It was thought at the time that her death was accidental. Pope Miller died suddenly at l.t s-te t r t nis nome in Kicnmona, va. lie; was 69 years old, and was cele-, brated as an impersonator ofj the southern negro, and was a 1 skilled musician on the banjo. John Etler was shot twice last ; week for refusing to give a drink j of liquor in his saloon at Gov-1 ington, Ky., to an inebriate. One j bullet went through the dress of j a little girl on her way to school, j In Wisconsin a bullet from I the gun of a hunter aimed at a deer, was deflected and struck a young girl, and she was saved by the fact that the bullet struck a corset steel. The young lady was Miss Gladys Schmidt. The counties of Bourbon, Clark and Scott are exceedingly dry, and farmers are complaining thafrthev have not sufficient Big Spring" lower than it u uwisciuwu is was ever known to De in its history. Mrs. Sarah D. Reynolds- of Bowling Cretii, has been adjudg ed to be the owner of $6065.00 which has been lying in the City Treasury of New York for several years. She proved her right to the same by a letter written to her by her grandmother in 1873. Sallie Dickerson held for mur der of Elmer Hardy, near Dayton, O., was dismissed by the court. She had plead guilty and expect ed to be sentenced. However Judge Martin reduced the charge to man slaughter and then gave her her liberty by suspending the judgment. The court of appeals affirmed the judgement of Lizzie M. Johns vs. the C. & O. Railroad, for $25,000. This judgment was recovered for the death of her husband, who was killed by the defendant road. This is said to be the largest judgment ever sustained by the court of ap peals. Mrs. Frederick M. Steel of Chi cago, received a threatening let ter, .demanding .$25,000, and stated that unless it was left at Gen. Grant's monument in Lin coln Park by Oct. 20th, that there would be. sent to her yellow fever germs. The letter was turned over to the po$t office depart ment. The trial in Augusta, Ga., of Thos. E. Watson, charged with sending obscene matter through the mails, was ended abruptly when Federal Judge Foster sus tained the motion of the defense to quash the indictment. The ruling was made on the idea that the entire articles charged to be obscene were not printed in the indictment. Mrs. Potter Palmer has been I followed by "Hammer murderer" 'for ten days in Chicago. Her trailer was Spencer who murder- ' ed the young schoolteacher Miss Mildred Kexroat, and who con-. QUI. mm We Offer You The Madisonian and any of the following Combina tions one year at the following prices: With Weekly Courier-Journal . . $1.50 With Weekly Enquirer . . . 1.35 With Daily Cincinnati Post . . '2.50 With Daily Louisville Times . . 5.00 With Daily Louisville Herald . . 3.25 With Daily Evening Post . . 3.70 With Sunday's Lexington Leader . 2.00 With Daily Lexington Herald . . 6.00 With the Daily Evening Post we can offer six Roses, six Geraniums, and -ten packages of Summer Garden Seeds. Remember our own premium of your choice Pic ture goes with all the combinations. With the Cincinnati Post we can make special combination offers. Fully explained to you at office. Never before was such an opportunity offered to newspaper readers. The Mud 1J5S MVcoud Si. Filled Vacant Seat THE Boulgers were about to start on an automobile ride, when a friend who was to have gone telephoned that she was too ill to make the trip. Who would have the vacant seat? A telephone call to another friend found her ready and eager to accept the short notice invitation. When it is necessary to change plans, the Telephone is invaluable in making last-moment arrangements. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY I?fCOaFORATI fessed to fourteen murders. How ever the number of murders that . he has committed has been re duced by investigation to two j or three. The man is unbalanced, j i About twenty fishermen at j Reelfoot Lake met last week and j j formed an association for the pur-! pose of filing suit to recover dam- j 1 ages against the West Tennessee i Land Co. It will be recalled that ; j there has been a bitter contro-1 j yersy for years between the fisher-1 I men and this land company, over j rights to fish, and that several I years ago one man was hung am' j I another assaulted by a band of j ! ruffians at the lake. ! Bessie Allen and Loyd Mose ly, the latter a son of one of Les lie county's most important citi zens, were bound over to answer the charge of grand larceny at Hazard. Robt. S. Mays of VV'hitpihiiriJ Kv .. ramp fo Hazard on 17th and whie ascop at the l)avis llott. where the Aj. km girl was a chambermaid, was robbed of $(500. Mays recovered $400 of the money which was surrendered by Mosely, who claimed that it was given to him by the girl. "a 2111 KiliiiinI. ICy. L. & N. Time Table Mouth Hound No. 31-Cincinnati to Atlanta, arrives and departs (midnight), 12:10 a. m. No. 71-Richmond to Stanford, departs 6:45 a. m. No. 1 Louisville to Beat tyvi lie, arrives 12:1U p. m., departs 12:15 p. m. No. 37 Cincinnati to Knoxville. arrives 11:42 a. m., departs 12:12 p. m. No. 33 - Cincinnati to Jacksonville, arrives and departs 1131 a. m. No. 27- Richmond to Louisville via. Row land, departs 1:00 p. m. No. 3 -Louisville to Beattyville. arrives 6:45 p. m., departs 7:35 p. m. 9 Cincinnati and Maysville to Stan ford, arrives 7:31, departs 7:35 p. m. No. North hound No. 34- Atlanta to Cincinnati, arrives and departs 4:11 a. m. I No. 10- Stanford to Cincinnati and Mays- I ville. arrives b'0 a. m, departs ! 6:25 a. m. No. 2 No. 28 Beattyville to Louisville, arrives 7:15 a. ni., departs 7:20 a. m. Louisville to Richmond via. Row land, arrives 12:05 p. m. Knoxville to Cincinnati, arrives No. 38- 135 p. m., departs 2:00 p. m. No. 70 Stanford fo Richmond, arrives 230 p. m. No. 4 - Beattyville to Louisville, arrives 135 p. m., departs 1:40 p. m. No. 32 Jacksonville to Cincinnati, arrives and departs 5.07. No. 31. 37. 33, 27, 34. 28. 38, 32 are daily trains. Nus. 71. 1, 3 9. 10. 2, 70, 4. daily e cept Sunday.