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THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS,
JNO. D. BABBAGH SONS' PUBLISHING CO. Issued Every Wednesday. EIGHT PAGES. CLOVERPOKT, KY., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 1011 Subscription Price $1.00 a yenr in advance. BUSINESS LOCALS 10 cents per lino, and o cents for each ad ditionul insertion. CARDS OF THANKS over five lines charged for at the rate of 10 cents per line. OBITUAIUES charged for at the rate of 5 cents per line, money in advance. Examine tho label on your paper. If it is not correct please notify us. THE UAjAJ)MjX AGREEMENT. It is a pleasure heartily to commend the administration in any ef fort to mitigate- tho evils of the present tariff. The Canadian treaty is a step forward, not a long step, but, becauso the first step, an im portant one. The commercial and industrial relations between the United States and Canada ought to be more intimate than thoy liavo been heretofore. There is a vast licld for development in Canada, and it is a development in tho benefits of which America can share if Ameri ca is wise. To erect a high and impassable tariff wall, an artificial boundry between these two countries, is a mistake from any stand point and it is a wrong done alike to the American producer and the American consumer. An effort will bo made to defeat this treaty by tho fallacious con tention that tho free exchange of agricultural products across the line will injure tho American farmer. The American farmer has long been deluded by tho pretense that ho was protected. Tho prices of American agricultural products are fixed in the open markets of tho world, and they will bo so fixed as long as tho American farmer has any surplus to sell. Wlion ho has no surplus to sell, then the American consumer will have to go to other nations for his food supply. To exclude food, then, would bo to organize starvation into a system. Tho American farmer is taxed upon all ho buys for tho benefit of the robber barons, so-called, who have grown rich beyond the dreams of avarice under the protection of an extortionate tariff. The Ameri can farmer pays higher prices for everything ho buys and he knows these higher prices are duo to the tariff, due to protection. Then he is deluded by tho pretense that tho tariff on wheat and on cotton and oats and on meat will work to his benefit just as the tariff on iron and steel works to the benefit of the Steel Trust. The situation is altogether different. Tho tariff does not shut out farm produce to any extent and only then from small local areas. Tho price of wheat is not affected by our Canadian tariff, nor is tho price of meat, because we produce a surplus and sell this surplus abroad, Prices are fixed abroad except whore wo have a tariff within tho tar iff wall; organized trusts, that control tho market, crushing tho far mer when they have to buy from him and crushing him again when they sell to him. The hope jf tho protectionist is that tho farmers will rally to the support of the tariff; that thoy will reject this Canadian treaty and reject every attempt made to modify tho exactions of tho tariff. Free-traders and protectionists alike, influenced by local interests, will protest against this treat'. Tho free-traders will sa' they do not want free trade by piecemeal; thoy do not want freo trade- with Can ada or any approach to it, unless they can have free trade with the world. Whether wo want free trade or not, we are not apt to get it for a generation. What we do want is a lower tariff and a lessening of tho tariff exactions. We ought to have surely freo trade with Hawaii, the Philippines, Porco Rico, because these are our possessions. Wo ought to have free trade with Cuba, Mexico and Canada, for these are our neighbors and friends. These are dreams tor the future. In tho meantime let us get what wo can, hero a little and there a little, through annnexation of territory, through reciprocity treaties, through tho abolition of ad mittedly absurd items in the tariff' and tho general modification of other items. In submitting this treaty to Congress the president puts upon that body the responsibility for action just as Mr. Cleveland did when ho submitted an arbitration treaty with Great Britain to tho Senate and and tho Senate rejected it. Roth of theso arrangements mako for international peace. One has been rejected by tho Senate: it remains to bo seen what is the fate of tho other. Evening Post. Intt niwl imlil-n l1ni,f ! t in'la n a lift ImilVlUVllI Oil B Pf 1 1 1 B 1 11 1 S 11 P P. In VH, HUM, IIIIIIIW flJUb fJUilUVtmiOf w iiiiMi v .j fact, ho ia not n politician, ho is a school man and a man who is well equipped for tho ofiice. Wc were complimented with tho nnnual "Snowflako" brochuro from the J. W. Hutlor Paper Co., of Chicago. Tho book is a work of art, excellently printed, and wo arc proud to have a copy if it in our shop. "Snowflako" is one of tho Hutlor brand of papers and is famed for its excellence. From the number of offers we aro getting to place ads in Tho News in exchange for silk lustre hose and fine spring fabrics, some Kastorn houses evidently know that it pays to advortiso but thoy do not want to pay for tho advertising. The Democrats in Congress aro going to sec to it that no murder er sils as a member of that body. So Caleb Powers will probably go back home, and there will be another election "in the eleventh Kentuc ky district. Luke Lea was elected Uuited States Senator by tho Tennessee Legislature. lie is thirty-two years old and will bo tho youngest member in that august body. Ho is not only young, but a prohibi tionist. Ciovernor Willson has said some nrctty hard things against tho officers of Shelby county, over the action of the mob there, but tho officers thero were not altogether to blame. We will help you to save money in 1911-- If you have never been able to save money only in a haphazard way, come to see us and we will show you how to save something out of your earnings. You can't do it at home very well, I and even if you can, it isn't safe, or prudent, or business-like. BANK OF CLOVERPORT PAUL LEWIS, Cashier The last thing a man can afford to do is to get mad -you never can tell, tho way this old world wags, whom you will have to ask a favor. Down at Hooptown, Illinois, tho Mayor is paid a salary of fifty cents a year, and tho members of tho Council twenty-fivo cents each. Tho estate of the late Senator Elkins is valued at twenty million dollars. Tho Pennsylvania grafters have returned $2,595,740 to tho state. STOIUES W1UTTEM N While The Press Thunders IJY LOUISK W, TAX DODGING 1'. Walton In Lexington Herald Tax dodging seems to bo confined to no state or locality. Tho executors of a wealthy decedent at Boston left out of the inventory nearly sixteen millons of property through tho neat device of dis tributing tho estato to thcmsolves as trustees prior to April 1, 1909. This tho corporation counsel thinks was not a legal distribution and deprived Boston of $274,110 in taxes, which should have been right fully received, and steps will bo taken to recover. Tho Post makes tho statement that if Boston could collect all tho taxes duo hor, thoro would rarely bo need of bond issues. If sho could collect half, hor tax rate would tako a suddon drop and every body would bo benefited. It is tho same way horo and nearly every where. Lexington would bo on Easy Street if ovoryono would givo in his property correctly to tho assessor instead of swearing to an in ventory by no means complete. If tho sin of tax dodging is punished us other sins, wo fear that a largo number of people will suffer severe ly hereafter in a land that is hotter than this. He is dead. David Graham Phillips. He was a newspaper man and an author. Ho died in New York a victim of F. C. Goldsborough, an eccentric musician, who shot the novelist Tues day for a fancied grudge and then sui cided. This tragedy was the result of a mor bid imagination. The assailant's motive is generally accepted that he imagined himself and his family depicted unfavor ably in one of the author's novels. An unhappy imagination is the worse affliction a man or woman can possess and though it may never lead many to a fate like Goldsborough's, it can wreck a person's happiness and useful ness. Some'persons will read articles in newspapers that fit their cases so well, that they imagine the writer meant the articles personally for them; others will not go to church because they imagine their clothes are not good enough; in a thousand little ways peo ple make them selves miserable by imagining that which never happens. And the only cure for this habit is happy thinking, always picturing the best side and think of the other fellow what you want him to think of you. David Graham Phillips interested us because he was a journalist and a splendid one. His first book, "The Great God Success" was a newspaper story. He too, drew on his imagina tion about the horrible things of life, but he did it kindly and with a motive to show men and women the error of pretense and sham. He had a big heart, his style of writing was so full of grace and charm. We are glad that David Graham Phillips lived and work ed on a newspaper, and that he knew success before he died. o o o narue ranon is one man you can't fool. If you ever lived in Pincbe coe a uay ana spent tne rest ot vour life in New York, Charlie could tell you spent that day in the bushes. He al ways knows when a person who leaves the country and stays a while in the citv, gets "set up." "They come back dressed up and wearing glasses nose glasses with chain attached", he ex plains. One day a woman who had been traveling some came in Nolte's and Charlie remarked politely to her, "you had to put on glasses while away, didn't you?" "Yes," answered the home comer, "they are good glasses but they hurt my eyes." ooo Indifference to men in the long run is surely a winner. There is a young lady- known to many in Cloverport, who has been almost a "man-hater". And now sho has a man "crazy" about her, Three or four weeks she was totally in different to him, although they met in the dining room of their hotel twice a day, sat at the same table, she wouldn't even offer to hand him the Discuiis. une uay tne strange man turned over the strange girl's cup of coffee. He was very sorry and apologiz ed. She assured him that was all right and smiled. "Indifferent, but nice!" that's the way she impressed the fellow. And Cupid has been busy ever since. Really he will break his neck if "The Strangers" do not tie up by June. W. H. Gibson, of Holt, who advertises a salo in Tho News this week wants to come to Cloverport to live and it is impossible for him to get a house. Can't tho Cloverport Heal Estato and improvement company got busy? There is a scarcity of houses and a demand for them in our city. "Wo hope thoro will bo ways and means mado to supply tho needs of tho now comers. Barksdalo Hamlett, candidate for Democratic nomination for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was in Cloverport and Hardinsburg Saturday in the interest of his race. We like Mr, Ham- Louisville flarket Report Louisvillo, Jan. 3I. Cattle The re ceipts were 1,638 head. There Was a fairly good attendauce of buyers .n the pards, but everyone seemed to reulize that there were enough cattle here to go around and remembered the fact that all other markets closed lower last week, and the trade was slow and dull from start to finish, with lower prices in vogue. The butcher cattle trade was dull and a shade lower than the ciose of last week, or ls25c lower than the best time a week ago today; medium and inferior kinds particularly dull. There was a fairly good iuduiry for good feeders and stockers, but at lower prices, and the medium aud common trashy stock cattle were very dull at 2540c lower. Bulls steady; cauners dull and lower. Milch cows slow Not many heavy cattle here; priceB mostly 1015c lower. Pens only fairly well cleared and the market closed slow. Quotations Choice export steers $5,75t; shipping steers f-55.75; beef steers $3.s05; cutters $2.503.50; can- ners $1.502.60; bulls 2.754.75; feed ers $55.S0; stockers f2,7s5.50;choice milch cows fc545; meaium to fair cows l535. Calves Receipta 12 head. The mar ket ruled slew; best 88c; medium 68c; common 2c to 6c. Hogs Receipts 3,14a head. The market ruled firm and 5c higher; se lected corn-fed hogs, 320 pounds aud up, $7.00; 165 to 220 pounds S8; 105 pounds down $8,15; roughs $7.40 down, All sold and the market closed about steady, Sheep and Lambs Receipts 132 head The nmrket wag. firm and a shade bet ter. The best fat sheen 2 !e tn.Wp I f A w medium aud camnion lc to 2c. Butch er lambs sc to Oc; medium and cull 3c to 5c. POULTRY AND EGGS. Louisville wholesale dealers' buvinir prices are as follows; Butter Quiet; packing 12c to 13c. Eggs Steady; case count 18c to 181c candled 10c. Poultry Hens 12c Hi.; roosters 7c young chickens 11c to 16c; ducks 13c turkeys 15c to 17c; geese 10c. LEAF TOBACCO. Today's offerings on the local auction breaks amouuted to only 100 hogshea 32 new Burley and 68 new dark. The market showed no chauge as compared with the close last week. Heavy ferlngs are iu prospect tomorrow. The Pickett bouse sold I5 hogsheads of new Burley at $5.50 to $12,50 and new dark at $0 to $10.75; market good no rejections. The Kentucky houBe sold 6 hogshead of new Burley at f5.O5tof8.40 and 2; new dark at J6.50 to t I2.5O; market uu changed; 1 rejection. Woman's Lefts. Miss Blkley So you have given up advocating woman', rights? Miss Passed Yes; I now go in for women's lefts. "Womea'a lefts? What's that?" "Widowers." of Oar affections are our life. We live fey theae. They supply our wanBtku CtaBBlag. 1 Northern White Seed Oats Warranted Pure At 5Qc Per Bushel 1 See us for prices on Flour, Meal, Mixed Feed, Shipstuff, Corn, Hay, . Fodder, Oats. We are paying high est market price for Chickens, Eggs and all kinds of produce. Don't fail to come across when you come to Irv-ington. Fertilizer! Fertilizer! A. D. ASHCRAFT & BRO. Cumb. Phone Irvington, Ky. 1 Poultry Announcement. tr We wish to announce to the public that we have moved into our new Poultry Plant, and invite you to visit and inspect our stock and build ings. Uome and visit the largest poultry plant in Breckenridge county, and make your choice nf the eight different breeds. SMART BROS. Near Hites Run, Ky. Planters Hall Stock Farm W. It. MOORMAN & SON, Proprietor ' Glen Dean, Ky. Now offering at bargain prices 3 Shorthorn bulls; 10 Poland China boars; 25 gilts; 20 work mule&; 1 four-year-old mare; 18 Collie pups; 15 Plymouth Rock cockrels, Satisfaction guaranteed. HESTON, WHITWORTH & CO. SEED OATS AND COTTON SEED MEAL at lowess market prices, also Coal, Corn, Timothy and Clover Hay, Bran and Brick. At the Depot x-x Hardinsburg, Ky 4t L0DIBURG. Miss Mamie AdkJsson was visiting friends and relatives at Webster last week. Miss Ada Dutschke, of Holt, was the guest of her cousin. Miss Ida Ater, last week. Mrs. Mollie Gibson was the guest of friends at Irvington last week. Mrs. Nellie Dleckman is the guest of relatives here this week. B. F. Hardin was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Will Gibson, of Holt, last Tuesday, Jas. Rhodes has bought the Will Shaw place. Consideration f 2,000. Jas. Hicks, of Holt, was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Remus Basham, last Sunday. A. M. Hardin was in Hardinsburg one day last watk on business. Walter Adkiwon hat moved to Sam ple and will run a blacksmith shop. Born, to the wife of James Kurtz Thursday the 27th, a girl. A Manure Spreader demonstration nt Irvington by Irvington Hardware & Implement Co., Saturday Feb. 4th. I9II. Everybody come. Miss Nannie Gibson and Mr. Com milion Bandy will be married Wed nesday evening at 3 o'clock, If the best is not too good foryott Lewisport Beet flour 1b the flour vow ought to use. The "pure food law" is designed by the government to protect the public from injurious ingredients in both foods and drugs. It is beneficial both to th public and to the conscientious manu facturer. Elv's Cream Balm, n sucotta ful remedy for cold in the head, nasal catarrh, hay fever, etc., containing no injurious drugs, meets fullv the rqulr- iuvuu ui iiio new raw, anu inat tact IS prominently stated on every packag contains none ot tne injurious drtua which are required bv the law to fc Hae,yoa mentioned on tne label, can use it safely.