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t. mnmii Published Each Tuesday at Richmond, Ky. by Gftnt E. LiLly, - - - - Owner Entered as second-class matter January 22, 1913, at the post office at Richmond, Kyi., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Srant S. J2illy, jlnna 2). Hilty, SdHor Social Sditor -SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year $1.00 Six Months .60 Three Months .... 35 One Month . i .15 IN ADVANCE. GRANT E. LILLY ' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW OFFICE 138 Second St RICHMOND, KY. TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 1913. TO OUR PATRONS With this issue we reach the finish of our first year of journal ism in Richmond. Many years -ago, we had some limited exper ience in this work, and some few months before launching the Madisonian we started the Es till Tribune at Irvine, Ky., which paper is still in a flourishing con dition at that point In this first year of our experi ence in this city we have had much to learn, both theoretically and practically. The result of our experience is that we have learned that writing and publish ing a newspaper , is the hardest work that one can do. (But al ways excepting therefrom the "practice of law.) 'A newspaper reaches the homes of the most learned people who are advanced in thought. It should be some-1 thing more than a mere hand bill or advertising medium, and must be conducted along high intel lectual planes. This we have endeavored to do, and we have s given in our columns the best! thought of the ablest writer of our country, on subjects dealing with the various problems of social, commercial and farm life. In doing this we have spared no expense, but have kept our paper well filled with matter, the price of which made it cost us far more than we obtained tor the paper. I doing this we were building i r the future. As a result, we have been gratified with the many kindly expressions of appre ciation received from our readers and from the public in general, and we have been gratified that our paper has found sufficient favor and has been received in many of the best homes of the city and county. We have re-fused to indulge in any automo bile, piano or other contests to build up a subscription list, for the reason that we believe that such a list would have no sub stantial basis. . We preferred to , receive subscriptions on the mer its of the paper alone, and in this we have not been in the least disappointed, because we are get ting new ones every day. ! Owing to the fact that our bus iness has been divided, both as to office and character, we have decided to concentrate the same in one building, and we will re move our law office to the suite of rooms over the Madisonian during the holidays. This will give us direct and immediate con trol over our- entire work, and will relieve us of many vexations. We have also determined tdmake some alterations in the building which We occupy, and also to in stall some new machinery, all of .which will be done during the Holidays, and for this reason no paper will ; be issued the first week of January. - It is our indention to add; new features from time to time, and ,,keep abreast of the progress of - the times. We take great , pride ' in the preparation of this paper, and we shall continue to give it our best efforts, and our readers shall have the very' best that is possible for ixi to give in a small country journal. : The new machinerywhich we will install, will give us greater facilities for doing our job and newspaper work, and will enable us to do more of the same. Our job department shall be kept well supplied with the newest type faces, and the best and most improved machinery for ; turning out high class work. Richmond is entitled to the very best, and it shall have it. It is our inten tion to make the Madisonian one of the best offices in Eastern Kentucky. "We Lead" is a splendid motto, and it . shall be our endeavor so to do. ,We have adopted an invariable rule, that our work shall be "one price to all," and there will be no depart ure from this rule. We are glad to announce that the Madisonian has attained in one year a self sustaining posi tion. We had some doubts about our ability to accomplish this' but happily the doubt has been dispelled by the actual fact, and to those vho have accomo dated us with their business we return our sincerest thanks. We wish all our friends, cub scribers and patrons a Merry Christmas and a very, very Happy 1 New Year. : THE INCOMING YEAR Before we appear again a new year will have commenced. For Kentucky it will be a year full of great possibilities. Never before in the history of the state was such wonderful progress in its de velopment. Eastern Kentucky is overflowing ' with wealth, and population is drifting that way. It is naturally the richest part of the state, and if wise and suita ble laws are passed to encourage emigration and investments, the state of Kentucky will almost double its population in the next decade. . One thing that hinders Kentucky" more than any other is its judicial system. The eastern portion of the state has always been handicapped with the fact that its courts were behind with the dockets. The criminal busi ness has the precedence, and for many years last past it has occu: pied the entire time of the courts, thereby preventing the trial of important civil litigation, which hinders the development of the state very materially. Land titles must be settled. Commercial lit igation must be determined, yet all of this is made dependent on the criminals of the country. This criminal set in a few .hours can do enough work with their deadly weapons to block the courts for years. So long as the present system is in vogue of giving the criminal cases the precedence, and so long as there is no criminal court separate and dis tinct from the circuit court for the trial of these cases, justso long will the important business of the country lag behind. The remedy which we suggest is a complete divorcement of civil and criminal business'. This is necessary absolutely, for the rea son that so long as thev are in the same tribunal, the civil cases are made dependent and subserv ient to the criminal cases from what might be termed exchange of work on the principle of "you tickle me, and I tickle you," or to be perfectly plain about the mat ter "you help me, and I will help you." . V; To effect any " beneficial result, there must be a change in the constitution which can only be brought about by passing the proper amendments in the legis lature and submitting it to, the vote of the people for their. ratifi cation. It could be relieved very much by the passing ;of'a bill at the incoming session of the Leg islature creating the office of spe cial judge to try criminal cases. The present special judge law is a farce, and should be immediate ly repealed,, but this proposition we will fully discuss in a subse quent issue. To pass the bill which we named, and have eight or ten sped al j udges appointed for the period of two years to clean up the docket, would be an immense saving to the state, in witness fees and other costs. It would be a wise expenditure of money because the direct and im mediate effect of the same would be to save the state a large sum far in ' excess of its cost which money is now thrown away for witness claims, etc., in cases that have been hanging on the'docket for years and years and continued from term to term, because the same cannot be tried. With the courts free from criminal cases which now encumber, its docket, and the important civil business tried and disposed of, the state of Kentucky would be in a condition to reap one of the greatest : har vests, both in money and people, in the history of the state. 'EMPTY STOCKING CLUB" In the cities people are donat ing liberally to "Empty Stocking Clubs", or clubs organized for the purpose of providing Christmas for children whose parents are unable to provide them any thing out of the ordinary, or who are not destined to receive a visit from "Old -Santa". The funds are usually collected by the news papers and philanthropic people and turned over to some society for judicious distribution. ' Out in the country the need for such action may not be so ur gent, thereis always some little heart that might be gladdened by a portion of our Christmas cheer; some little child who but for1 the kindheartedness and thoughtful ness of some one more fortunate than themselves, may not receive a visit from "Old " Santa" 'Can you imagine a more heart break ing disappointment to you when a child, than to arise and find an empty stocking on Xmas morn ing? , Will you not when you are making such lavish preparations for a "Merry Christmas" for your own little ones, allow your thoughts to turn for a moment to those less fortunate, and devote a little of what you had intended for your own, to their happiness? EX. . . -:: . ': V The society women of Cleve land, O., have started a war on ultra feminine attire, and declare that the latest fashions are de moralizing and degrading to soci ety. . :. ' - Carry forgiveness into your life,'! and remember that a chip of! remembrance sometimes becomes ! a log of remorse. - Try to forget the evil and re member the good. The female impersonator- does his best, but women are like youth in the- respect that thev cannot be counterfeited. Farmer's Union Elect Officers At the regular annua) election, j December 13, the Farmer's Union of Madison "xounty elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Dr. W. K. Price, president; Edward J. Tudor, vice-president; A. J. Million, secretary; , B. J. Cot ton, conductor; Elmer Powell door-keeper and A. D. Millier, chaplain. JJ ; The board of directors, for the new year are David . Bogie, Riilh- um, uuuib voy. luenmona yi. suffragette ldenv was uel Q. Royce, Whitehall and Green Clay, Forest Hill - Members of the Union who are tobacco raisers will be benefitted financially by at once communi cating with Greely Barnes at the Union Supply Company. , . -oo- Will Retire From Politics .. ; A - . - Caleb Powers, twice elected to Congress, after having been' in jail eight years awaiting trial on a charge of complicity in the shooting of Gov. WilliamGoebel, ?uck 71" .f11?0111: M4th119 : Remember when you dome to town and want seed that Covington, Thorpe & Co. handle the best that can be bought and will sell them worth the jnoney. . Come and see us at 232 West Main street. 11-tf Jury In The Case of Maude Tipton Hangs The jurors in the case of Maude Tipton, twenty-two- years of age, charged with the murder of Reu- ben R. Todd, a m'erchant of Irv-1 ine, were unable to reach a verdict and were discharged. Eight of the ! jurors were for acquittal and four for conviction. The defendant made amotion for bail, but the "commonwealth objected and bail has not yet been granted. Todd was killed on the night of July 26, 1913, in the rear of Wallace's store. He was shot in breast and ran to the back of the store, expiring a few minutes later. LATER: Bail was granted in the sum of $3,000, which has not yet been given. JZbA The Knight Tem- lars of Richmond commander No. 19, will have their an nual Xmas Service on December 25, at 10 o'clock .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 be 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, -' v Committee. -oo- Capt Geo. Voorhies Buried '- in Lexington : Accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James B. Haggin and other rela tives from New York, the body of CapL George. Voorhies, father of Mrs. Haggin, former Confed erate and vyell known turfman, arrived in Lexington, , Wednesday morning from New York in Mr. Haggin's private car. It was met at Union station by a large crowd of relatives and friends and taken to Lexington cemetery, where the funeral and interment took place. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J. M. Maxon, of .Ver sailles. -Oo- Mr. Gardner, the Russian Vid - linist, Assisted by Miss Kean K Under the auspices of the Fed -erated Musical Clubs of Rich mond, the lovers of Music will be given a programme of the high est order, on Friday evening, January 9, at the Normal Chapel. Mr. Gardner, the famous vio linist will be assisted by Miss Marian Logan Kean, pianist, which fact alone insures it's suc cess. -oo- She is out Again di.u..- iui ,agam, released jrom . Holloway jail last Wednesday at noon. She had been imprisoned only since Saturday, when she was ar rested while on her way from Paris to London. Mrs. Pankhurst was in' a state !? '?PSe as a result -of a hun- jgci Mime. rvs. suuii di bile IS: ; able she will go to Switzerland to I recuperate. ' ; j . A , fI . . . ; Amendments Held Invalid j Frankfort Ky., De(, ;lfrJudge ! Stout Monda overruled de- now j SOeS to the Court of Appeals." , I ; ' 7? - ; T i- Furnished Rooms" for 'Rent Apply to Mrs. Northcutt. ; 206 1. Third SL 49t OO j FOR RENT For 1914, a residence at corner of. Fourth and Glyndon, contain ing 8 rooms, bath and light Good stable and plenty of fruit on premises. Apply to B. H. Luxon, phone 374. . 47-tf ri "' r" '- n.,;- : : : : n Something Different 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 Mo. 685 (County aud City Connections) - Residence 352 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 Xihas 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. "THR OrME FRICt2 MOUSE" ----- - . Oldham Furniture and Undertaking fj DAY PHONE 76 . L R. BLANTON WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Coal, Feed, Salt, Sand, Lime, Cement And All Kinds of Plaster Material HAULING OF ALL KINDS Telehone 85 - '151 E. Main St III . rv I have opened a new street, near Soper's Mill, f business. My stock is w bfvijFuuug uuucu I also handle li .. Fresh and CnrpH Vegetatiles; Etc. V I and pay the HIGHEST . ; Country Wearen 153 PHONES 258 Prompt Delivery TAX NOTICE" Your county tax is now due. Call. and pay same before the penalty is added. D. A. McCORD, 37-tf . .Sheriff. ' oo Fruits, Nuts, Candies. A. D. Estes. 1 49-tf W. L. LEEDS. Woodland Ave. & Lackey '.II w.s.o. r.o.l. ly.' NIGHT 136 229 1 Grocery on East Main and am now rparlv fnr absolutely fresh and con- m -a nrsi-ciass grocery. ! ; MtQ FmitQ MARKET PRICE for Produce. East Main, near Collins 4 Kennedy ( rr i "si . T K . . f is.t t ew lay ew to iem ;tno to icrn- tlvis v . from, Oiore youi t vfil mai Davi rosal ither"