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Tho Hon. Chas. Hlanford had to walk four miles Monday to THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS, JMJ. U. HABflAGL. LJilor and Publisher catch a tr.tin. Tho road, ho said, was so bad it was hin only way Ynd for a man 75 years old tlifo is n liltlo tough. Mr. Hlanford was not the only man in this county who had to walk. There woro about 100 of them who enmo to Clovcrport last Saturday tho samo way. issued livery Wednesday. tpji s CLOVERPORT, KY., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1915 EIGHT PAGES. s UUSINKSS LOCALS lOu per line, nnd 6c for ench additional insertion. CARDS OF THANKS over fivo lines charged for at the rato of 10 cents per line. OBITUARIES charged for at tho rato of 5 cents per lino, money in advance. Exaniino tho label on your paper. If it is not correct please notify us. Oh. be he king or peasant, he is happiest ttho in his home finds peace. Goethe. SATURDAY'S TOBACCO SALES. llardinsburir business men were very much interested in the fir.t snle of the Clovcrport Loose Leaf Tobacco Company Saturday. Scv cial telephoned to hear the outcome. Mr. Paul Compton, cashier of Tho Hank of Haidinsburg & Trust Company; Mr. C. V. Robertson and Mr. Thos. Heard arrived in the afternoon too late for the sale, but in time to hear Mr. Bradley Wilson's speech. The tobacco growers went home dissatisfied with prices and completely discour aged. Tin's will surely reduce the production foi 1915. It would be tho greatest blc-sing to nil if the farmers would go home and make up their minds never to raise another aero or half.acrc of tobacco. Not another leaf! The decision would menn a year of stress and strain, but after once increasing their corn acreage, and once getting a stnrt in live Mock raising, then the farmers would triumph. If the farmers would only organize into corn growers or live stock associa tions and the business men heartily co-operate with them, then ulti mate success would bo ussured. Looking into the homed and across the fields of the one hundred men who came here Saturday, what does tobacco profit them? No, wo can nr.t blamo them for being discouraged, we can only urge them to avoid this disappointment again and again; it will come ycarty as long as they haul the weed to town. It is no small task for one per son to direct the cll'orts of hundreds of men to higher ideals; it is dif ficult lo get one's closest friend to join a forward movement. To quit raising tobacco will be hard to net farmers to do and business men to encourage, but it is the only panacea for the difficulties that are before the farmers today. Evory section of Kentucky has an interesting race for nomina tions. Headline. It is hoped that every good man in Kentucky wH get interested and nominate tho right men for tho local offices as well as for tho State. Tho keen interest is usually taken by only tho poli ticians themselves. Mr. Stanley is showing his temper in his raco for Governor. No man ever made a success of abuse, cither in politics or in business. Harsh, bitter words novcr made a vote for a man or his purty. "Some New Resolutions for Farmers," and "Facts About Lambs," are two articles of value and should bo read by every farmer. OUR LITTLE FRIENDS THE BIRDS. Recently a party of girls were eating apples and every girl, ex cept the hostess, threw the cores in tho fire. A guest asked her why she didn't, and her reply was, "I never destroy anything a bird can eat." This cold weather the birds love to find crumbs scattered about tho windows of our homes. Ernest Harold Baynes writes of our little friends as follows: "It is not an act of charity, to feed tho birds at a season when even their great courage and energy often fail. Call it an act of friendship, and I will not dispute it; but, after all it is a duty the partial payment of a debt for tho hundred joys which birds have added to our lives. But oven if they were not our creditors, tho fact that we call ourselves 'bird lovers should be sufficient to insure our feeding them in win ter; for it is not conceivable that wo would allow those wo love to run the risk of starving to death, if by any reason able cll'ort we could prevent, it. In spite of all we may do, many birds will die this winter: but tho more of us there are who will give even a little thought, and go to even a little trouble, for their welfare, tho fewer deaths there will bo." There are many branches of bird-feeding work, and wo wish we had space to write of every one. How to feed the birds that struggle along in tho woods and field is most interesting t boys. Wo hope thoy will study the gieat work that is being undertaken now by men and boys who love our avian creditors. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE MERCHANTS. One thing that should be carefully avoided during this financial stringency is taking advantage of the merchants in asking for credit. Bettor do without than to ask them to charge and to carry your ac count indefinitely. Tho merchants, no doubt, are advancing a huge amount of goods, and it is no light burden for them. When you charge every item, tho merchants aro not able to meet their bills. True charity comes from self-denial a denial to give men faith and courage in every walk of life. SHELBY VILLE SHOULD, NOT BE DISCOURAGED. "Following tho dry vote last fall Shelbyville has increased its tax rato ten cents,'' reads a news special from that attractive little city, which has had a hard struggle to rid its town of saloons. The citi zens should not bo discouraged; thoy had bettor have increased taxes than an increased whisky business. Bettor for them to have less money, and sober men and boys. Tho dry voto will not only increase tho taxes, but it will increase best citizenship in Shelbyville. Tho farmers meet at Hardinsburg next Friday and Saturday. There is just ono topic that needs their attention, and that is good roads. They could very welldevoto tho whole of tho two days to this subject and take it homo with them and dUcuss it with their families. The road qtieition is tho foundation stone to build on. You can't do a thing without good roads. Thero is a way out of these miserable mud roads, and tho sooner wo find tho way the better for us all. Tho Brcckcnridgo Loo-ie Leaf Houso is putting elocttic lights in their house. Tho light question is a big thing in a loose leaf house. Tho buyers want to see what thoy are buying, and plenty of light is a big thing for tho sollor. If ho has a good basket ho wants it to bo Been and bring tho top price. This is ono of tho best houses in tho Stuto. It is well equipped for soiling, for handling und for shipping, and it has u lot of good hustlers behind it. Tho man who says, "Stop my paper when tho timo is out," usually has the money to renew his subscription. A woman would enjoy economizing more if she could see tho dollars she saves stacked on tho mantel piece. Raising Early Irish Potatoes. LOADING A SOLDIER. In the following remarks I shall try to pass along my experience in growing early Iris.li potatoes, hoping it may help some other readers Irish potatoes require soil of n moder ately light, loamy nature I.anil for the Irish potatoe patch should have been heavily manured broadcast and plowed in deeply last December. Where this work was not completed it should now be done at once, or just as soon as the soil gets in fit condition for bundling The land should then be dragged thoroughly until the finest seed bed possible is obtained. After the plowing has been done if it should happen to come a heavy rain, thus delaying plant ing for week or more, it is then advis able to thoroughly disc before dragging. If the land was broken before January, use the dic just before planting; this is better than replowing. The potatoes should always be planted in February; that is, if the soil is in proper condition The earlier in the mouth the better. Some claim that just as early potatoes can be made by planting in March, but this is n mistaken idea, as I have learned from experience. After the ground is thoroughly pre pared, take n one-horse turn-plow and law off the rows about three feet apart, deeply, then plant the potatoes about twelve inches apart in the row. Then fill the furrow nearly full with good stable manure. Then use the same plow and throw oil two good furrows, forming a sharp ridge. With the ma nure on top of the potatoes, together with a good ridge on top of that, the potatoes will keep warm even in the coldest weather; that is, in this section of the country and which will include Tennessee and Virginia as well. Just as soon as the warm days of spring arrive and before tlie potatoes be gin to appear through the ground, drag the ridges down nearly level. After they are up good, cultivate closely with a one-horse cultivator, using nothing but the smallest teeth or hoes. They re quire frequent cultivation until they are laid by. S. C. Talbert, llaxter county, Ark., In Inland Farmer. BANKUTU CANNIBALS. A Belgian Kongo Savage Tribe That Cannot Be Subdued. The cannibal liaiiluitus of liclglun Kongo make n practice of removing the upper Incisors. Their dress con feists of :i plaited skirt, which docs not quite meet on tho right thigh. Itut the women of the south wear a hide girdle with a deep fringe, of palm liber string. Among this tribe the slaves are com pelled to wear n cpeclal dress, which is, hi fact, the ordinary costume of the Akela, to which tribe most of them belong. The IiuuUutus are great canni bals ns far as the male members of tho tribe ure concerned, and tho vic tims are always slaves. In factt all slaves are ultimately eaten, since It Is believed that If a slave were burled his ghost would kill his master. Their chief weapon Is tho bow, poison being used ou the arrows. Shields are now obsolete. Ono of their most Inter esting points is their use of a conven tional throwing knlfo as currency. The Baukutus are almost the only tribe of this region who have been successful lu resisting the advance of the white man. This fact Is due to their skill in forest warfare. The way leading to their village Is defended by poisoned spikes hidden by leaves. They use bows and arrows set like traps In the form of primitive spring guns and aro qulto ready if n whlto man Is expected to bait such traps with a llvo baby, being sure that the European will be .unable to resist the temptation to pick up nn apparently abandoned child. The poison they uso Is absolutely deadly. British Lite Guards. England's famuus Life guards, now regarded us the oldri-t rnvulry com maud lu the world, were organized lu-t after the ivMuratloii. They were u-vi'ulted from Hie old cavaliers who louglit for I'rluee diaries Stuart, and In UiUl they were formed Into three tioofis, then known iix the King's Own, the Duke of York's and the DuUe of Albemarle's. At that time It was nl ways demanded that one troop bbuiild be raised lu Scotland lu honor of the house of Stuart. It was the duty of the f.lfo guards to protect tbe sever, ten und tbe royal family. -ArguuuuL Weight! the Private! In European Armlet Have to Carry. The weight a soldier lu active service has to curry often becomes u burden, und frequently In a retreat or n fight much of It Is thrown uwuy. Nearly all the soldiers belonging to European armies have to carry about with them In the field a kit which ranges lu weight from thirty-eight to sixty-one pounds. The equipment that the dllTercnt sol diers curry about with them Is very similar. It generally comprises a rltle and bayonet, with rugs nnd so ou for keeping them rlean; an Intrenching tool and, of course, a number of rounds of ammunition, Then there are the Various articles of clothing, with changes, and a tirst aid outfit. All tbe soldiers with oiie exception carry a knife, fork and spoon, water bottle and mess tin. The Husslaus, who ure the exception, carry a wooden spoon only, which they keep In their boots. There'! also a supply of food carried and generally one or two re serve or emergency rations. Together with au overcoat and the knapsack and similar accoutrements, the load to be carried Is a considerable one. The Russians carry must, the weight working out at sixty-one pounds, while the British. French and Germans come next In order, currying weights of forty-seven, forty-four and thirty-eight pouuds respectively. Pearson's Week ly. THE LADY AND THE COBRA. With a Violin Recital the Effects of Which Were Magical. An Englishwoman residing In India one evening found to her horror that a huge cobra had colled Itself about ber veranda rails, near which she sat play ing tbe violin. She was too near tbe snake to run with safety, so she con tinued playing while she gradually edged away. At first ber only Idea was to keep tbe creature thus engaged while she escaped, but when sbe bad gained a safer distance and perhaps fascinated by the unwonted sight a strange Inspiration seized ber. Sbe played air after air of different charac ter. The effect was magical. That snnko behaved like nn ardent, hot blooded disciple of Pagaulnl. Every variation In tbe music, whether of volume or of tone, produced Instantly a correspond ing change In the attitude of the cobra. If sbe played a lively dance It swayed Its body sideways In quick time and yet In graceful curves. Once she struck a number of false notes In rapid suc cession on purpose. The cobra winced and writhed In pain, ns If suddenly struck with a whip. Thus the creature behaved like a mad musician till tho lady, getting tired of the sport, gradually moved herself far ther and farther and then made a sud den bolt Into her room and banged tbe door, leaving the cobra to wander dis consolate to Its lair in tbe fields. Lon don Chronicle. lll rS SAF. It is the hope of every "prudent man" that after he has labored a life-time and accumulated something for his dear ones, that his estate will be wisely handled and his wishes carried out. This can best be done by AP POINTING Our Trust Gompany executors of your will. We will attend to your business for you after you are dead just the same as you attend to it yourself while living. Make your will TODAY. We will keep it safe for you. Total Resources including Trust Investments $600,000. Safe Deposit Boxes For One Dollar Per Year. THF RANK (IF HURfllNSRIIBR TRUST Ml a i in- uiiiiii vi iiiiiiviuuuuiiu vi iiiuui uui Hardinsburg, Ky. t2t A BARGAINS! Br EES I I 1 1 Just received a large consignment of Washington Red Cedar Shingles, Pine Finish, Poplar Weatherboarding, Flooring & Ceiling which I am olTcritifr at such bargain prices 3'ou can't ulTord not to buy, ven though you will not need it until later. Also correspondingly low prices on all kinds of Building Material, Galvanized Iron and Rubber Roofing, Windows, Doors, Lime, Plaster, Cement, Paints, Varnishes, Window Glass, Building Hard ware, Pumps, Mill Supplies, Pipe and Fittings. Buy Now and Save Money. All orders given prompt and personal Attention. Estimates on Application MARION WEATHERH0LT, General Contractor Cloverport, Ky. Breckenridge News and The Louisville Daily Herald Both One Year $3.00 - For Sale! 20 two-year-old Jersey Heifers; will be fresh at once. Place your order tor a good cow. Prices right. For cash only. BEARD BROS., Hardinsburg, Ky. See it at American Theater Direction of Tobacco Rows. I'ew people in laying off tobacco ground ever realize tbe direction of tbe rows bave any effect on tbe quality of tbe tobacco. Upon observation, how ever, any one will notice that the rows which run east ami west invariably bring in more money per acre Look about you and pick out the good crops and you will be surprised to find that as a rule they were planted in rows run uiug east and west. The reason is very apparent Only a few years ago we heard a great deal about growing tobacco under canvas to make the color brighter. The direct and continued rays of the sun make the leaves thick and dark. If planted east and west each row shades the lower part of the' next one north. The plants should be not more than two feet apart. If so planted the plants in the row will shade each other and only about one fourth of each plant will be exposed to the rays of the sun This method also helps to preserve moisture, The plants not only shade each other but they prevent the sun from shining through to the ground and cracking it. Thus the plants will stand dry weather better, and experience has shown that the tobacco is heavier even with u favorable season Look about you and be convinced, then give this method a trial. U. V. Aventt in Indland Parmer. Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days Your druwl.t will refund money li PAZO 2,,,NTMENTU1I,to ce nv 1 Itchta. Blind,BleedlniforProtriidIiijfPlteln6toH(tays. TlMfiritapplk&tloagivctIUiead&tt. 30c. Try a Want Ad Today.