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The Central Record, Thursday, February 8, 1917.
The Central Recoro incorporated, issued Weekly. 11.00 tear. J. E. RODINSON. Editor. R. L, ELKIN. Locnl Editor and Mflr. nttred si lb t'oit Office In l.micn.trr. Ky., Kecourt ('!. Mall Mullrt Member Kentucky Press Association mid Gighth District Publishers LeBgue. Lancaster, Ky., Eebruary 8. 1917 Rates For Political Announcements For Precinct and Citv OIIl:es ...$ G.'W for County OHices 1U.00 tor State and District Offlce 15.00 r'or Calls, per line .10 For Cards, per line 10 For all publications in the inter est of individuals or expres sion of individual views, per line 10 Obituaries, per line 05 We nre authorized to announce I lie following candidates, subject to the action of the Democratic Primary, August 1917. County School Superintendent. MISS JENNIB HIGG1NS. County Court Clerk. j. o. HOG1E. JEPTHA ONSTOTT. W. A. DOTY. J. BRUCE LAWSON. Assessor. E. H. KAY. Manistrate District No. 1. J. 11. CLARK. County Attorney. CHEEK CLAY WALKER. Sheriff. A. K. WALKER. State Senator, 18th Senatorial District. HOK. II. CLAY KAUFFMAK. JAY W. HARLAN. Representative. J. A. UEAZLEY. J. HOGAN HALLAHD. THE EXTRA SESSION After being urged bv a large portion 1 of the press of the state, a majority of the members of the General Assembly, and many business organization as well as thousands of individuals. Governor Stanley has called the Legislature into extra session for the sole purpose of considering the enactment of a Revenue and Taxation law for the state. It is i ir::;'r..o'T;;!EN'CL4ND's man of destiny state is debt more than 13,000,000.00 and the yearly revenue is insufficient I by several hundred thousand dollars to meet the expenses. Many thou- sands of dollars of property is escaping "Man of the Hour" the great David taxation altogether while other thous- j Llovd George. ands of dollars of property is yielding It is a striking analogy that in a to more than its share of the burden country's crucial hour when the fate that should be required. These two of u people hangs in the balance-des-conditions admitted, justifies the Gov- j tinv points its finger to one lowly born ernor in calling tne extra session, es-1 pecially when it is conceeded that It is almost impossible to get the concen trated thought uf the law making body on su important n subject at a general session. While an extra session may be expensive, the taxpayers of our state will pay the bill ungrudingly if their representatives will get them selves to business and give just taxation Lil, favoring interest, distributing the us a icm! 1 no special states er- penses in an equitable way. We have some suspicion that there is a plan to place upon real estate and especially farming land an unjust bur den in the promised bill. We have con fidence that our representative, Hon. 11 C. Kaulfmun is awake to the con ditions and will bo on the job to pro tect his county against any such ef fort. This extra session should havo been called before 11)17 when the peo ple could have had a referendum vott upon any bill paired, It therefore be hooves the peoples representatives to scrutinize every phase of this measure and to guard against any imposition upon isolated communities. We take no stock in the plan to re duce the rate of taxation from 05 cents to -10 cents. For it is too plain that the large debt already on. us and the lack of yeaily revenue can not be met by re ducing taxation. We like wise are convinced that there is not merit in the contention that by greatly reducing the tax o n money and other forms of intangible property that it will pour forth from its hiding in such vclumea us to more than supply the sums detlred in the higher rato on such classes. We ure convinced that these unconvincing arguments are advanced for the purposo of deceiving in order to lay tha burden of public expense upon realeatate and fanning lands. This is such a measure as should be considered in Extra Session and we are looking to Garrard county's representative to see that no law is written upon our statute books which will discrimate to the prejudice of the masses favoring the priviledged classes. ANDERSON. Relatives and friends wen) grieved to lenrn th.it on last Monday afternoon about three o'clock the Death Angel had claimed the soul of Mrs. John An derson, who for the past ten years had lived just beyond the iron bridge on the new Dunville pike. Mrs. Anderson had not been in vrrv good health for the past month, although it was pneu monia Unit caused her rather sudden death, for she had only been sulTering from this malady for only a few das. Mrs Anderson was sixty-one years of age mid beside htr husband, is survived by ten living children. She was a wo man of lovely christian character, the idol of her family and the favorite of countless friends. F.arly In life she joined the Christian church and at her death tier membership was at llubhlf . Funeral services were conducted at har late home Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, by He v. F. M. Tinder, after which interment look place in the l.atv caster cemetery. OUR SICK. Dr. J. II. Kinnuird, who lias been confined to his home for the past week or more, with pneumonia is improving although he had iiuite, u backset last Saturday night. Mr. W. ti. Anderson is confined to his home on the Danville pike with his old bronchial trounle and his friends will regret to know of his condition although he is doing splendidly and with fairer weather, hopes to be out soon. The two children of Mr. J. T. Henry who tor several days were quite ill of pneumonia, have almost entirely re covered, very much to the gratification of their little friends. Mr. John Stone who lives nut on Maple avenue, was reported quite ill last Tuesday morning, but at this writ ing is convalescent. Mr. Stone has a host of friends who will be glad to know of his improvement. Mrs. Havden Leavell is recovering rapidly from an operation performed last week at the Danvillehospital where she is at this time. Should she con tinue to improve as in the last week, she may be able to return home in another week. Mr. Hurve J. McRoberts, who has beer, confined to his home in Stanford I for the past week, left last Tuefdav I for Atlanta, where he will beunder the care of u specialist for several weeks Ui complete recovery is anticipated and hoped for by his friends over bete. Mrs. V. S. Elkin. was over from Stanford for a few hours last Friday, having been called from Atlanta to the bedside of her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Warren, whose condition remains very critical. There is perhaps today no more pic- turesuue, certainly no more forceful a character on the stage of the great theatre of war than that of llritian's and out of obscurity arises the savior of the nation. Born ot Welsh parentage and smart ing with the grievances of his people, David Lloyd George early espoused the cause of the common people to whom his oratory and his powerful personality are inoro potent than arbitration inn! conciliation. It may be remembered that when the South Wales coal miners went on a strike when coal meant life to the Empire, only one postossed the confidence of all the people. He it was that calmed the storm and sent the miners back to the mines with a cheer, Lloyd George is decidedly a man of action, the "live wire" of England. It was he who discovered and da nil make known England's needs and us Minister of Munitions he has answered Germany in her own thunderous tones, and now as Minister of War, succeeding the lamented Kitchener he has marshalled his warriors against the fou and struck the great Sommu blow. To England and the allied forces of the earth who are bound together by the honor respecting International Law, David Lloyd George is the highest and chit-f exponent. He has brought order out of chaos and breathed into the army duty, honor and patriotism. In him the enemy have found a relentless fou and his countrymen an inspired leader, Truly Duv id Lloyd Gt orgo belongs not to England alone but he is the worlds "Man of the Hour." Charred Writing. If valuable documents become charred by fire, pour collodion over them to preserve them. When the collodion hardens It Is transparent and very tough and Hie writing la discernible through It. Soldier Feared 8eislckness. den. John C. Fremont, ut the close of one of his most Important trips to Cullforulu, Is mill to have traveled home overland through un extremely dangerous aud Indian-ridden tract of country because he feared seaMcknesi If he went by the Isthmus ot Panama. TO THE DEMOCRATS ! OF GARRARD COUNTY. I am n candidate for the Democratic nomination fur the office of County Court Clerk for Garrard county. As is genernlly known by my friends and as sociates, I have always alllliated willi the democratic party, voted for all the nominees of my party since I have been twenty one years of age Bnd at all times worked for our party nominees. I fully realize the responsibility of th" imortant ollire that I seek and submit my qualifications to your approv al with the promise that if selected bv you I shall do inv best to discharge the duties faithfully and to your satisfac tion. Your tupport and assistance will be greatly appreciated. It is my in tention tu see every democrat in the county at their homes and talk witli them in person between this and the August primary. J. IIRUCE LAWSON Beauty In Light. Light I" the Hrt of painter. There is no object mi foul that Intense light will not make It beautiful. Hnierfon. Uses Mud as Protection. A rhinoceros roll In I ho mud lo calise little Insects gel between the folds of its skin and worry It. If he gets his body covered with mud. they are tumble to renrli the skin. To Avoid Crowing Old. Growing old ionli-ts not In mere number nf years, but In desertion of Ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but the loss of enthusiasm wrinkle the soul. Keep up, therefore, your enthu siasm In our thinking and In what you do. Always In Working Order. Mary talked so fust no one had much of a chance to say anything In her pres ence. Her little nelghlMir had no one eNe to play with after school hour, but would nut renin I n In her eompiiny long nt a time. After nothing that her boy returned so oon each time he went to play with her. his inotber in quired Into It, and Walter replied, "Oh, sho Is always wound up so." Our First Battleship. The flrt American battleship the old Texas, of Spanish-American - u r fame. She war authorized by congress In lytfl and was completed six years later. The original Intttli klilp was a little o.T feet long ami hail a displacement of 11,111 .' tons. The present day Texas Is .V4 feel long and has a tonnage of "7,000 tons. The old Texas ended hec. days as a target for navy practice nboe five years ago. 36 TAX PAYERS IN GARRARD PAY ON $20,000 OR MORE Recapitulation Shows Interesting Figures. As published in last issue of the Record, Garrard county's taxable pro- erty amcunts to nearly seven million dolli rs and a glance over the assessors books for this year show some very interesting figures. It de elopes that thirty-six people are paying tax on $10.000 or more, which does not include some linns and corporations. Helow is list of the largest tax paers and the amount assessed for the vear 1917. Arnold Ashby $27,50. Arnold II. C tiUW. Howling G. A HI. fill). llogie K. K JO,:. Hurton It. 1 iM.lMf. Hurton R. I. and W. II L'O.IIisi. Cook W. R 3I.BW). Deitrick Chas ".O.OJn. Denny A. R :I0,8UI. Dunn. E 25.7M). Dunn I. M SI.700. Gibbs, S. 1 21,011. Hamilton. J.I 70.MKI. Haselden Hros 22.tM!i. Hudson II. F 21UH.. Hudson T. Y 47.M. Lear V. A 21.000. Lewis. It. J 21,075. Marsee, Job 20,f.2.'l McWhorter, K. C Zi;.M. Perkins, L. K 4i.87.r. Price, W.A 20,1112. Price. T. J 28.1f..r. Rankin, T. C 21.010. Rankin T. & I) 11,051. Rav, Hiram VJ.'JW. Rubles, J.I! 22,1120. Simpson, Wm I! 1,205. .Smith J. 11 23.070. Stormes. J. E 10.375. Sweeney, J. W 20,170. Swop-, It. K 21,155. Turner J. P 21,130. Wnlker. Alex tO.bOO. Walker Mrs. E. II. est 30,025. Woods E. I ai.tiSO. The recapitulation shows the follow ing assessments and their valuations. 70 jacks, value $ 7,010. 31 jennets, value, 000, 17 bulls Registered, value .... CIS. 96 cows and calves reg 3 225. 7809 head cows, etc, com 203,599, 4518 sheep value 21,195. 10,858 hogs, value 71, KM. Agricultural Impl 27,801. Household furniture value 70,895. Musical Instruments, value ,, 7,360, Paintings, value 45. Library, value 1,750, Diamonds, value 2, COO. Watches and clock value ... 2,490. THE BRADLEY BOOK. Containing Stories And Speeches 0( W. 0. Bradley. We have Just rend the "Stories nnd Speeches of William O. Ilradley" with lliographlcal sketch by M. II. Thatcher. In reading It, voices long silent spoke ngain with something of their old vital ity of vibration, aud we read with an attention not wholly an elTort of mem ory, for most of the stories were known as soon as begun, in fact we went back to our oiith and lived again in hours of laughter as we would hear joke after joke called for and laughed at all the more becnu.e the ending was anticipat ed. This book is a Miluahle contribution to Lancaster and Garrard County, pre serving as it does characteristics and qualities of many of those who once "lived, moved and had their being here" that would otherwise be forgot ted. Aside from Senator Ilradley be ing n lawyer, a politician and nn orator he was n "Prince of Story Tellers". It was during his arduous and eluding duties as I'. S. Senator and In his last days that his mind reverted to Lancas ter and his old friends. No doubt it ! was at the end of some day of stren uous labor that he thought ot and lot ted down the story entitled "An Injur ed Debtor", which is as follows; "Among the many celebrities of Gar rard county, was Alex Conn, known generally as "A. Conn". He was very erratic, deail game, and dul and said many amusing things. He was an art ist of rare merit, as the (wrtraits that adorn the wa'ls of many dwellings of that section attest. Work faithfully as he inignt, h" was at all times impecunious, and more than once was compelled to ask his friends to go Ills security. He was alj ways willing, but never able, to pay. Ily reason of Ins financial troubles lie at length.! came gloomv and irritable. until nothing niretided him so inueli as to be dunned for a debt. Col. J. A. Hurnside and General I), it. Collier became his sureties on a note which was from tune to time renewed until liquidated by them. The last time the note was presented to Conn for renewal, he lost Inn u-mpur and said to the banker; Kow I've liearil as much about that note as I want to hear. I'm sick ami tired of piddling with it and I'll 1 linged If I ever renew it again. I'm astonished, sir; yes I am almost par alized, by our presenting this note and have me wear rnself out signing my name. "Why don't you go to those fellows and have them pay it and be done with it' The durned fools knew when they signed it that I had nothing to luiy with, ami that they wculd have to pay it, and if they had any sense of decercy or propriety, they would not thus an noy and mortify a friend by allowing it to be presented to him every few months. "Ko, I wilt not renew it, and if vnu ever ask me again I will take it us per sonal and resent it as any gentlemen should resent an insult." Having thus delivered himself, with a look of injured innocence and insulted dignity, he angrily walked away. The cashier, knowing "A. Conn" as he did, n-ver presented the note again, and it was paid olf by Collier und llurnside. who preserved it in order that they might r.ow and then see tin- autograph of their valued friend. In speaking of General Collier, his life long and most intimate friend, ho says 'he was a brave intelligent man who despised injustice". In speaking of .Mr. Spencer Dabney he says "he was a man of winning manner, musical voice, sparkling wit, great originality and imposing person and counted his friends by the core". he then tells Mr. Dabney's own joke of how u silk hat saved his life. He speaks of Messrj James Mason, Sam lliirdett, lieu llur- dett, Allen llurtcu. Elder Joe Frank, Sherman Haselden, Col. iV. A. Hos- kins. Col, W.J. I.niidram, Dr Alex Mc- Kee, Dr. Mullins, Sam Walton, Maj. R. M. Kradley and many other Gar rard County celebrities. This book also contains seven of his most famous speeches among them the one delivered at the time of the chris tening of the U. S. Ilattleship ' Ken tucky". Probably no one who was not within hearing of his voire and within sight of his dynamic face as he salt these things where the "Kentucky" first cast her anchor and as he dedicat ed the new State Capitol at Frankfort, the Kentucky Iluildiug at Chicago Fair And others, can frame mi adequate idea uf the tremendous .impression bis ut terances; always trade. A number of his best speeches were extemuuneous and therefore will only live in the Hearts ol ins Hearers, as will Ins mem ory aud those of whom lie wrote. 5, 10 20 Year FARM LOANS low rates, year plan. See this 20 INSURANCE. D. A. .Thomas. NOTICE Mr. Ford m ii We have made arrangements to carry a :lj rull supply of Ford parts In stock. M g We arc also prepared to do this work on p il short notice. Come see us. 0. N I Hex Garage Co. K Incorporated, (jr Walter Hammack, Mrfr. jj M.S. HATFIELD 1, LANCASTER, 1G W. 0. Funeral Director Ollicu Phone 18. Lancaster, 9 3 1 Collections Bills and Claims of all classes arc col lected by our System everywhere. We mnkc absolutely no clinrgo unless tbe money is ncltinlly paiil to von or ns. Turn over a few bad debts to us and watch us get the money. It will pay you to investigate our proposition. The Sanders Mercantile Agency Coy S. S.i, iders. Manager OHice 1st Moor Ilradley Illilg. West side Islington St. Phone IMii 9 I i I I ll !J I I I MARDI FEBRUARY 15-20, 1917. NEW ORLEANS, LA. MOBILE, ALA. $21.80 Round Trip. $ 1 9.25 Round Ttip. From Junction City SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM Tickets on sale for use on February U. VJ. II, IS, III, 17. IS! 1'.'. Cood returning to reach r JUNCTION CITV irior to ii.iliiight March 1!. 1U17. Privilege of extension to Maich 1'.', 11117. on deposit of ticket and payment of feu of $1.(HI. I'or Tickets and Full Iforinntion apply to C. B. Harberson, Ticket Atft. Junction City, Ky. II. i KIN(S. Passenger and Ticket Agent, Lexington, Ky. in III I ! s: ' 0 us t Don't elianie your idle capital or miv ings buy Real I'Mnte. 10 per cent Real Estate Investments. That is what we oiler in new. well located, four loom cottages. All the time rented and net you II) per cent, on your investment. Also suited for those who wish to buy small homes and stop rent. Consult THE JTHOMAS REAL ESTATE AGENCY. a Owners. I U BE DENTIST. I IHI.Nt.t. ( 1(l.sll(.ll(.e ;m KENTUCKY. EH RIGNEY and Embalmer. Kosiileiu-e I'linne 33 Kentucky. I I I ci ii til I (i) - - GRAS ' P 777