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Grant E. Lilly. ... Owner
Entered at econd-cbs matter January
22. 1913, at the post office at Richmond
Ky., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
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TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 1913.
The new city council took the
oath of office the first Monday
and held its initial meeting last
Thursday night week. It elected
a competent corps of officers who
will assist it in the administration
of the city government. All of
them have had experience in the
management of affairs of the
Our present Mayor, the new
city attorney and chief of police
will take their offices the first
Monday in January. Mayor Rice
Our retiring Police Judge, Hon
orable J. J. Greenleaf, who has
held the office for the last eight
years, has given entire satisfac
tion to the people and has been
a very efficient officer indeed. Our
retiring city attorney, Hon. T. H.
Collins, is every inch a gentleman
but has been handicapped in the
administration of his office. How
ever, he leaves it with the respect
f everyone who admires sincer
ity and honesty in an official.
"Smiling" James H. Allman
who has been a good and true
official, steps down and out with
trearty-trpproval of everybody
of his official conduct. He is suc
ceeded by "Sunny" Dave Powers.
The address given by Mayor
Rice, which we printed in our
last issue, was a gem. He is not j
a man to make many promises, j
but is a man of integrity, fine
business judgment, and will make
an excellent mayor. He has the
respect and confidence of the peo
ple, and now since the council
his increased his salary, he will
be justified in devoting more
time and giving closer attention
to the business of the office. We
predict that there will be no com
plaint from this quarter.
The incoming city attorney,
Hon. D. M. Chenault is energetic
a id a man who has been success
ful in his private affairs, and we
doubt not that he will discharge
the duties of the office to the sat
isfu:tion of the people. Watch
and see if he does show them
same new things.
Our new chief of police has
had experience in this office, and
is a man of a most genial dispo
sition and has a host of friends
who will be glad to see him make
g.Kni in his new position, and we
d ) not believe that he will disap
Altogether the new city admin-
iitration starts off well and Rich-
,ii nd should have nothing to fear
iom tne guardianship oi such
men as these.
There is a glorious opportunity
f jr these men to do wonderful
work for the city and for the
cjunty as well. I he building of
tne road from Irvine to Winches -
t x opens up an avenue which
may, unless it is carefully guard
eJ. deflect a large amount of bus
i 'ies from this city and county,
and to the city administration
itnre than to the county adminis
tration, will fall the lot of keep
i i us in touch with that section
of the country, whose financial
interest we stand in danger of
It must be borne in mind that
Clark county and Madison county
were the parents of Estill, and
i hat region of country east of
Irvine, the Kentucky river at one
; time being the dividing line be-
tween these two parent counties.
Thc northern lower part of Estill
; county is so situated geograph
ically that its inclinations will
, be towards Winchester, but all of
! the south side of the river as well
as that territory east of Irvine,
naturally belongs to Richmond.
But we warn the city of Rich
mond and the people of Madison,
that unless something is done to
attract that trade to our city, we
i will lose it. The social and com
! mercial relations existing between
Estill and Madison county have
always been most cordial. And
these most amicable relations
must be maintained. Our friends
of a century must be invited here
and must be treated courteously
and honorably when they come,
'and they must be shown in the
future, as they have been in the ,
past, that they will receive a i
hearty welcome at our hands. A
very small thing sometimes serves
to divert a large and powerful
stream from its usual channel,
and a little neglect of the proper
social and commercial duties on
our part, will serve to divert the
people of that section from this.
There is always a desire to see !
and investigate new cities and j
countries on the part of any peo j
pie, and when the new road is
completed and traffic opened up j
giving them new fields, it will
serve as the diverting cause.
We are not an alarmist and al-
i ways take things calmly, but we
jean truthfully say to our city
"Dads' that it is up to them to
j retain the trade which properly
; belongs to this place, and they
j must leave no stone unturned in
1 that direction. Already Lexing-
ton, Winchester and Cincinnati
are reaching out tor the trade ot
that country, and the combined
influences of those larger and
more powerful financial centers
will attract every dollar ot tne ,
trade to which we are. justly en
Tire is much In
tween Madison and Estill in the
history of the state. The county
of Estill and the town of Irvine
were named for distinguished
Madison county families, and
there is a sympathetic cord be
tween the two counties and the
two towns which we should not
allow to be severed.
Therefore, we say to our new
guardians, be active, energetic
and awake to the opportunities
of our city and county.
THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
It becomes more evident that
the high cost of living cannot be
controlled by legislation alone. In
the recent campaign for president,
that was one of the prime issues
before the people. It was a dem-,
Jfr'fLLJIT. 0. BROADDUS
cost of living would be reduced.
A bill was prepared and passed
with this object in view, but it
has been singularly unfortunate
of results. The cost of living to
day is higher than was ever
It is as much the duty of the
government to protect the people
from unreasonable prices brought
about by trusts and combines on
food stuffs, as it is to protect them I
by good and wholesome laws in j
the security of their life, liberty i
and property. Unless HONEST
COMPETITION can be restored,
it matters not what laws you
have on the statute books,
prices will remain high. So long
as it is in the power of trusts to
1 regulate the wholesale price, and
so long as it is in the power of
individuals to arbitrarily com
mand the price of food stuffs,
the prices will remain high. It
is a matter that demands prompt
and efficient investigation from!
the government, and prompt and
efficient work by good and whole
some laws to regulate prices and
to protect the people In the cost
of living. It is easy to generalize, I
but it would be exceedingly hard :
I for any one person or any body
i of persons to at once suggest a I
J remedy that would be complete j
in giving relief.
It is no longer possible for the
laboring man who is nearly al
ways encumbered with more than
the average family, to maintain
himself and family In comfort
The prices which he receives for
his wages, when compared with
the prices which he must pay for
the necessities of life, makes the
former wholly inadequate.
It is evident that neither the
tariff nor the currency is the
whole cause of the trouble. Pos
sibly it is based on selfishness. If
so, it will be hard to correct But
the law is powerful and when
properly applied it can be made
to meet any emergency and rem
edy any wrong. Nine tenths of
the lawmakers are afraid of their
shadows and will not go on re-
cord as favoring laws that will
'cure the evil. It is easy to fore-
see, unless the people get relief,
there will be tormed one
large and powerful combination
called "The Consumers Trust,"
which will take charge of and
control by dispensaries, all food
stuffs and clothing.
This is not a barren ideality.
It is a reality manifest in nearly
every community but as yet
lacking cohesion, concentration
and leadership to combine it into
one powerful machine. The day
is dawning and the people
will be free.
It is evident that if the new
rule of the Postmaster General
increasing the weight limit to 50
pounds for the parcel post traffic
is sustained and continued, that
we won't have a parcels post but
will have the post office depart
ment carrying freight. The advo-
cates 0f the parcels post system
never dreamed of the abuse to
which the law would be put, and
such abuse of discretion, on the
part of the Postmaster Ceneralfc-
vviU lead to the immediate repealVl
of the whole system. It is fool-
ich in talk nrviiit tht mr,-il mute
rurrir .-trrvincf IcMoVc unA frWtfhV.
No man would continue intheser-
vice and no man could perform the if
Aut'itx MvmiruH hpranp lip vvnnlH I
be lacking the strength of an ani
mal so to do. Besides, the com
mingling of delicate letters with
50 pound packages of molasses
would be. somewhat detrimental
to the letters. Evidently the
Postmaster Geneal is a practical
Mrs. Desha Breckinridge makes
the announcement that Kentucky
will soon grant the franchise to
womvjn. and we are looking for
ward to see whether or not Mrs.
Breckinridge is a good prophet.
Furnished Rooms for Rent. Apply to
Mr. Northcutt. iiOti N. Third St. 49-3t
Corn and Dried Beef
fkesh and smoked
All Refrigerator Meats
RESIDENCE PHONE 2(9
2d St., Richmond. Ky.
Stop That Cough
Flax Seed and Wild Cherry Syrup
Richmond Drug Co.
School for Teachers
I'MfM. Im41b( to Kt-"lrr
B t4 IIM HIM. f
V.iU I. mil ral'lb
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1 Fresh Meats
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Real Estate Transfers
Jefferson Perkins Hrs. to Diana
Reynolds, 8 a. $150.
W. D. Broaddus to Taylor Pra
ther, 224.8a, $1303.84; Lucy Far
ris McCord to Bethenia Howard,
390a, $1.00; Eliza K. Lackey to
Fount Winkler, 88a, $1350.00;
Ison Fender to Haron Fender,
80a $800; W. M. Reynolds to
Robt. Teater, 5ia, $100.00; Martha
Brink to Robt. Teater, 5Ja, $125;
John T. Reynolds to Robt. Tea
ter, 5Ja, $500; I. O. Dozier to
Robt. Cornelison, 100a, $2100;
Laura May Thomas to Ed Car
son, 44a, $1980; Josiah Gentry
Mrs. to Mattie Dudley, 100.80a.
Division; Josiah Gentry Hrs. to
Sallie Gentry, 86.66a, Division;
Josiah Gentry Hrs. to Bettie Jack
son, 170a, Division; Josiah Gentry
Hrs. to Albert Gentry, 152.45a,
Division; Josiah Gentry Hrs. - to
Joel Gentry, 104.6a, Division; R.
H. Munday to Frank Hazelwood,
la, $50; John Million to William
Lowam, 6a, $35.00; Commission
er to G. B. Warner, la, $85.00;
Tom M. Warner to D. B. Warner,
4.33a, Division; O. B. Currey to
Lottie Currey, 50a, $1.00.
W. B. Harris to F. J. Jones, Be
rea, $2500; S. B. Combs to J. A.
Evans, Berea, $3.'i0; Susan T. Do
ty Hrs., to Jeff Cox, Richmond,
$4020; Berea Real Estate & Im
provement Co., to T. V. Ritter,
Berea, $1050; Sam Shearer to
Jno. D. Pollard, Farristown, $100;
Fronk Powell toG. Murray Smith
Richmond, $75; D. C. Clark
to C. D. Clark, Berea, $61.00;
G. D. CUrke to Hettie Jones. Be
rea, $800; T. K. Hamilton to C. E.
Caldwell, Richmond, $450.
; The Knight Tern
.? lars of Richmond
commander No. 19,
pi will have their an
nual Xmas Service
on December zo, at u o ciock a.
m. in the Templars Asylum.
The address will be made by
Rev. B. C. Horton, and the com
mittee has arranged a nice musi
cal programme, after which re
freshments will hi served.
The public is hereby invited to
be present on said occasion and
all Sir Knights are requested to
come in full dress uniform.
W. Neale Bennett,
' Jas. W. Wagers,
A. M. Davidson,
old homestead of J. W.
located at Kingston, Ky.,
8 miles from Richmond, on the
j Big Hill pike, is offered for sale.
The place contains 7 acres of the
I finest productive land, some fruit,
I and Is high and dry, well watered
; and the most choice home place in
i the little village. The house is a
good substantial two-story frame ,
building of 6 rooms and hall and
two porches, with fine cellar un
der main building; also good
store house, barn, chicken and
carriage houses and all necessary
outbuildings. The neighborhood
is of the best, accessable to good
schools, churches, store and post-
office, ror terms apply to
! J. B. Stouffer,
35-tf Richmond, Ky.
Shake Up At Winchester
A box of dynamite exploded on
the works of the Lacy Contract
ing Company on the line of the
L &. N. Railroad near the union
station. Many buildings were
shaken, windows were broken,
chandeliers demolished and the
people greatly frightened by the
shock. The loss is estimated at
thousands of dollars.
clur aim I to plea everybody and we
will be tklltfhled it you will call on u when
In need ot anything In our line. Coving
ton. ThonHt al Co. 11 tl
1 BUtk cake Ingredients, A. D. Estei.-W tf
For 1914, a residence at corner,
of Fourth and Glyndon, contain
ing 8 rooms, bath and light
Gkk1 stable and plenty of fruit
on premises. Apply to B. H.
Luxon, phone 374. 47-tf
That's what you want when you have your residence painted,
papered or decorated. I carry a full line of Wall Papers and
will submit samples to you at your home.
Painting, Papering and Decorating.
I guarantee all my work to be first-class. Estimates fur
nished free. County and city work solicited.
Phone No. 685
(County KA City I'lmmrtMirt
To The Xmas Shoppers:
Our store will be the place, as it has always been, to supply
your wants with PRACTICAL GIFTS for men, women and
children. Shoes of all kinds, fur-felt house slippers for men,
women and children. Neckwear and hosiery to match in Xmas
boxes. Neckwear and handkerchiefs In Xmas boxes. Gloves,
hosiery, men's jewelry, and mufflers. Many other articles of
wear of the more kinds.
Our Store Is Full
Practical gifts, and always appreciated, because they last.
We want to see you and show you before you buy.
Oldham & Lackey
DAY PHONE 76
L R. BLANTON
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Coal, Feed, Salt, Sand,
And All Kinds of Plaster Material
HAULING OF ALL KINDS
Telehone 85 151 E. Main St
I have opened a new Grocery on East Main
street, near Soper's Mill, and am now ready for
business. My stock is absolutely fresh and con
sists of everything carried in a first-class grocery.
I also handle
Fresh and Cured Meats. Fruits,
and pay the HIGHEST MARKET PRICE for
U i i riOmpi lCIIVCIjr
tax is now due.
same before the
Call and pay i
penalty Is added
Fruit. Nut. Candle. A. D. Bute. 49 tf
W. L. LEEDS.
352 Woodland Ave.
NIGHT 13b m
uai main, ihii