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Grant E. Lilly, - - - - Owner Entered as second-class matter January 22, 1913, at the post office at ? Richmond, Ky, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Srant S. illy, ' - - - Sdilor Jlnna 3). J2illy, - - Social Sdilor SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year $1.00 Six Months .60 Three Months .35 One Month .15 IN ADVANCE. GRANT E. LILLY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW OFFICE 138 Second St RICHMOND, KY. TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 1914. A COMPARISON While the Legislature is dab bling with investigations of state institutions, let it' ponder over the following facts: Material used in the produc tion of whiskey: Kentucky, 1st Massachusetts, 15th In education: Massachusetts, 1st a Kentucky," 42nd Then after it. studies the fore going propositions and compari son, let it do something to kill off the manufacture of liquor and to stop the liquor traffic The bread of the people , is be ing turned into whiskey. .We have no statistics before us giving the amount of corn and barley raised in Kentucky, nor the amount of native corn and barley that is converted into alcoholic liquors, but we know without sta tistics that the amount is a very large one. When that which is essential to the proper nourishment of the people is taken from them and converted into something that is highly detrimental to them, both physically, mentally and morally, it is high time for the Legislature to interfere and to prohibit the manufacture of alcoholic bever ages. A large portion of the best farming land of the state of Ken tucky is devoted tq the raising of tobacco, which gives no nourish ment to the people. This reduces the acreage of corn and barley. Then when it is taken into con sideration the large amount of corn and barley converted into stimulating drinks, it may be readily seen that fully one-half of the state of Kentucky is given over to an industry that cannot be profitable to the state in any way. That which degrades and lowers the citizenship of a state, is highly inimicable' to its prog ress. George Ade says that when a man has to buy back his self-respect, the price is never too high. It may cost the state of Kentucky something in actual dollars' and cents, to prohibit the manufacture of liquors in its borders, but the price will not be too great for it to pay to purchase back its ; self respect The amount paid out annually for intoxicating liquors would clothe, feed and educate every child in the state of Ken tucky to the highest Doint of effi ciency and good citizenship. With Kentucky standing forty second in the list of illiterate states, it is a bad time to do any thing to weaken the efficiency of the Eastern Normal School. While there has been a report of the Probe Committe recommend ing a sale of the farm, and to rt. duce the appropriation of the school, it is worthy of ' note that no bill has yet been introduced to carry this recommendation into effect It is to be hoped that none will be. The farm is a val uable one and will probably grow in value. The state is in no dan gerof financial loss by keeping it It may prove to be a great value to the student body. It is easy to tear down but exceedingly hard to construct and the Legislature can in a' few hours destroy the plans of the Board of Regents that took years of thought and research to perfect We stand for the farmer and the farmer boy. They have not had much done for them in the way of legislation. Teaching ag riculture in the public schools will undoubtedly be highly beneficial to them as a class. The girls are being taught domestic science and useful arts. Why should not the boy be taught some useful avoca tion? This query arises: Why does the Probe Committee want to sell the farm of the Eastern Nor mal and leave the farm of the Western Normal for its use and benefit? The entire state of Ken tucky wants to know why this discrimination is made. We do not know the needs of the school and cannot discuss the question a's to the amount of: an nual appropriation required; but surely the intelligence of the Board of Regents and that of the Legislature can be depended upon to act wisely in this respect The Legislature should bear in mind that Kentucky is pretty close to the bottom of the list in the point of illiteracy and efficien cythat it is at the top in the manufacture of liquor and in criminals and,- remembering this, it should hesitate long be fore it takes a step, the result of which will cripple this institution to the chief detriment of the farmer boy. We have before advocated and now ' advocate that agriculture should be taught in the public schools. Not only agriculture, but all avocational pursuits should be taught in a rudimentary way. The world needs more artisans and more farmers. Surely the Legislature will do nothing to cripple the educational institutions of the state. On ward, not backward, is the watch word. Let not our actions be, "Penny wise and Pound foolish." COLD CHECKS The House has passed what is called a cold check bill, and makes it a criminal act for a man to draw a check on a bank in pay ment for a debt provided the check is not paid on presentation. The bill has not yet passed the Senate and probably may never pass it It is one of. the ridicu lous features of fanatical legisla tion. The relation between the bank and its customer is that of debtdr and creditor. There is no rela tion of trust or confidence. When one deposits his money in a bank, the bank becomes his debtor, and when one overdraws his account, he becomes indebted to the bank. It is purely a question for the bank and its customers to settle between themselves. It may be that in some in stances, wholesale dealers have been put to some trouble or an noyance by what they call '"cold checks," but the inconvenience of these people is nothing compared to the great convenience of the people at large in transacting their business with the banks in an honorable and upright way. The banks like to extend cour tesies to their customers by al lowing them to overdraw that is to lend them money and the customer of the bapk likes to ex tend courtesies to the bank by depositing his money in it which is only a lending to the bank. N Aside from the utter ridiculous ness of the proposition, it would seem that it is nothing more than reviving the old laws of imprison ment for debt which laws were abolished by all civilized countries ages ago. The banks do not de sire such a bill, and "all of the clamor has been raised by what is called the "Credit Men's Asso ciation." The passage of such a law would seriously cripple, the tran saction, of business, and It is to be hoped that the Senate of Ken tucky will see. its way clear to de feat the bill And if it should fail to do so, then the Governor of Kentucky should promptly veto, it ' A TWO CENT RATE The House has shown its metal and has overruled the committee which reported adversely the bill to reduce railroad fares from three cents to .two cents. This came as quite a surprise to the committee, and shows that the Legislature is doing some think ing of its own. : There is . no reason why this bill should not become a law. The railroads of the State of Ken tucky have long since passed the experimental stage, and their large earnings show that the people sjiould be given relief in this respect A two cent rate prevails in many of the states, and there is no reason why Ken tucky should lag behind in giving the people relief. Surely no ques tion of confiscation of property could be involved in this, . as the large passenger traffic has dem onstrated beyond a doubt that a rate of this kind would afford the railroads a reasonable income from the passenger service alone. At any rate the action of the House in showing its teeth to the committee should be highly commended. We have - had enough of legislation in Kentucky by committees. The object of referring a bill to a committee is merely for to allow it investigate and see that it is properly drawn and consistent in its features. Their private opinion about its merits is a matter of .little conse- j quence. The . House has passed the State School Book Commission Bill. ' Representative Myers made a bitter attack on Supt Hamlett during the discussion of the same. He complained that Hamlett had kept in office T. W. Vinson, a Republican, and was paying him the highest salary, and charged that Vinson also drew a salary from the colored Normal School until about two months ago. He charged also that Harnlett's wife was on the pay roll He further charged that Hamlett was as big a lobbyist as anybody in the state. Let the 'fur fly,--and probably when they get through, some of our distinguished officials will recognize that they are public servants instead of High Lords. Learned die tists say that think ing aids digestion. But what .if one is thinking about the check and the tip the waiter took away from him. Ha, answer that! It is strongly believed that both United States District Attorney ships in Kentucky will be filled with Democrats by April. Confederate Reunion Dates Changed Acting upon the request of Gen.. Bennett H. Young, of Louis ville, Commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans, the dates for the twenty-fourth an nual Confederate reunion at Jack sonville Fla., were postponed from April 29, 30 and May 1, to May 6, 7 and 8, at a, meeting in that city of representatives of the Veterans' Association,,, railroad officials and members of the local Entertainment Committee.. ' Members of Gen. Young's staff and business organizations throughout the cbuntry joined in the request that the reunion dates be postponed. -oo Express Rates Reduced i Material reduction in express fates on all package shipments has been announced as effective February 1. The average reduc tion will be from ; 15 to 17 per cent on" all express shipments out of Cincinnati, either .infra state or inter-state. Neck wear now 19c at Sextons. 5-2t - Life .: -; Man comes into the world with out his . consent and leaves it against his will. During his stay on earth his life is spent in one continuous round of contraries and misunderstandings.' In his infancy he is an angel; in his boy hood he is a devil; in his man hood he is everything from a liz ard up; in his duties he is a fool; if he has no family he is commit ting race suicide; if he raises a check he is a thief and the law raises Cain with him; if he is a poor man, he is a poor' manager and has no sense; if he is rich he is dishonest but is considered smart; if he is in politics he is a grafter and a crook; if he is out of politics you canH place him as he is an undesirable citizen; if he goes to church he is a hypocrite; if he stays away from church he is a sinner; if he donates to for eign missions he, does it for show; if he doesn't he is stingy and a "tight wad." When . he first comes into the world ( everybody' wants to kiss him before he goes out everybody wants to kick j him. If he dies young there was a great future before him; if he live to a ripe old age he is in the way, and only living to save fu neral expenses. Life is a funny proposition after all. Marshall In Wichester Mr. A. R. Marshall, of Rich mond, who will be one of the managers of the new wholesale grocery firm, which will occudv - - ' t " the building on Broadway to be erected at once by N. Roll Ratliff, was in the city Thursday looking over the plans, etc. The new- firm will be known as 'The House of Hurst," and is composed of several business men of Rich mond, who are anxious . to start in realizing what a fine 'business point Winchester affords. Sev: eral Hurst brothers, manufactur ers and retailers, of the Madison capital, will own the bulk of the stock m the new firm, and they are hustlers too. Mr. Newt Pow ell has the contract and will be gin' work at once on the new building. Winchester Democrat OU-, Dies Suddenly Mr. William B. Oldham, of Lexington, a retired farmer and one of the best known citizens of Fayette county, while sitting in a chair at Harp's livery stable in that city, talking to friends, died suddenly of apoplexy . Thursdav. Mr. Oldham was about 60 years' old and a member of the promi- j nent Oldham family of this coun ty. He is survived by' his wife ; and one daughter, Miss Emma Oldham. ,'. - On Again, Off Again Hibbard Rogers who shot and wounded Cyrus Elkin, last Sep tember in Estill county, and who made his escape and has been in hiding since was captured last week by Henry Reid, a constable of Estill county. While Reid was filling out a bond to be signed, young Rogers darted . out the back door and took leg bail and has not yet been apprehended. ; oo ' Tevis Huguely Appointed Hon. John W. Hughes has ap pointed Tevis Huguely, the effi cient Deputy County Court Clerk, as Income Tax Collector. - Mr. Huguely has many friends who are glad to learn of his appoint ment, and wish him much success in his new position. V ; oo No More Half Dollars An exchange says the treasury; department issued no .new half! dollars during the past year, for . the reason that the already small ; supply of these coins is more than sufficient. Glass Defeated By One Vote . , l . . j By a majority of one vote, 32 to 31, Frank R Glass, of Alabama lost his fight, for a seat in the United States Senate. ".''! You Want Printing? WE DO PRINTING. The Telephone Will Bring Us Together. Gas Must Be On the Rise There seems to be considerable complaint in Lexington on the part of the patrons about the height of their January gas ' bills. and it has been taken before, the layette county grand jury, which is now in session. We want your logs, or will saw them for. you while you wait Blanton Lumber Co. Phone 425. lfi-tf Have You Seen Any of Our Sales? They Have Been Mighty Good Ones! We are getting a little bit more for to . bacco on our floor than any house in town. You are invited . to call and see us. The Big The HOME TOBACCO WAREHOUSE N ' - Near Old L. & A. Depot CARRY a full lineof Field Seeds, and it pays to buy good eds. Give us a call before you buy andget our prices. SEED OATS A SPECIALTY, - McKinney & Deatherage TWO PHONES 35 and 42 : 1t0-y -2IPSElje! Oldham Furniture and Undertaking 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 J Telehone 85 151 E. Main St 3K S omething D if f e re nt 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 and City Connections) Residence 352 Senate Adjourns Yielding to the judgment of its members who' believe in wisdom of precaution against disease, the Senate adjourned Thursday until Monday on account of smallpox. oo Dancers of the turkey trot are beginning to pay the penalty with what physicians called the "tur key toe." This is an affection of the second and third toe. joints due to excessive "trotting5 with the feet in an abnormal position. Girls, beware lest that hesitation waitz affect your "steady" when the time comes for him to ask a pertinent question. Exchange. House 1 -jawtiiMMimti & Lackey w.s.o. r.o.l II NIGHT 136 229 1 W. L. LEEDS. Woodland Ave. ir -.