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THE BRECKINRIDGE NEWS CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY PAGE THREE- M tf , VL. -. i I n - I $ S -v a fS" say In prayer for the welfare of an other: ' The bells ring out the passing year My wish I what it ever Is The bells ring in the new; God's blessings be on you I inat is my wish, too, for the kind Editor and readers of The Hreckcn-. ridge News. In the New Year may God's blessings be on you. ProcM f ieeomlng Convinced. Every dny ho called her over the telephone. Every day she refused to Bee him, But his experience with women find taught him to understand their co quetry, and he knew that her refusal was not sincere, One morning when he telephoned Te h8,md huVIv WU,d be ?n(ht0 see him. but she was engaged for the ""J The next morning she was sorry to have to miss him again, but she did not have n minute free. And the next day she wished that he had telephoned sooner, for Rhi had Just made an engagement. Would he please call again? His experience with women taught him that her refusal was sincere. From Life. CONDUCTOR ON B.RANCH LINE THIRTY-ONE YEARS. Friday, December 31, marked thirty-one years of service as conductor on the L. H. & St. L. R. R. for Mr. Jerry Tilford whose home is in Fords NOTICE All persons ha vine claims acramst the estate of Mrs. Kate B. Rowland,! deceased, are hereby notified to pro duce the same properly proven to the undersigned at his office in Clover port, Ky., on or before March 1st, 1921. Parties knowing themselves indebt ed to Mrs. Rowland, are hereby noti fied to come forward and settle same, at my office in Cloverport, Ky. This Jan. 1st, 1920. , V. G. Babbage, Administrator, OWENSBORO FIRE LOSSES HEAVIEST IN MANY YEARS. Uwensboro, Ky., Jan. 3. The fire losses in Owensboro during the nast vine, uuring his thirty-one years of " . cli .."., .! e,riV.,i,:, it.,;, gard in which he is held by the en service. Air. Tilford has made in- Z'U .n, rUi.C Hn.Wr rcn,. division. Earlington Bee. numerable friends through his court- i,;fiV 'Vfr Jri; MpnmrSl- II Major Rogers is the step-father of esy and kindness to the traveling pub- 0 s.AS?nling " Kanlasity! M. Eldrcd A Babbage, of this city IlCl Mo.: Prif. W. F. Ilandschin. Univer- whom I,e 1,as frequently visited. year aggregated $144,255, the heav-1 Commissioner J. P. Lewis today is lest in many years. There were 13G sued a call for a statement of the con runs made during the year. In 1919 dition of building and loan associa te losses totalled $19,287 with 128 tions at the close of business Decem- runs recorded. ANNOUNCEMENT On and after January 1, 1921 I am going to adopt a cash system for selling merchandise. I will sell for cash only. I am doing this for two reasons. One is it will place me in position to sell you goods from 10 to 15 per cent less than I can sell them now. The capital it takes to carry long standing accounts compels a merchant to sell goods for a larger per cent of profit. Besides it enables the man that pays cash to buy his goods a great deal cheaper and the man that buys on credit can borrow money and save from C to 10 per cent by paying cash. And another thing it eliminates all rrors that are liable to happen in book keeping. Second, it will do away with the work and expense of keeping books which adds largely to the overhead cost of doing business. As I am goi.ig to adopt the cash system would ask that everyone who is indebted to please make their arrangemnts to settle all accounts by the 1st of the New Year 1921. I am sure it will mean much in dollars and cents to both parties concerned. I want to thank my many friends and customers for past favors and solicit your valuable patronage in the future. E. A. HARDESTY, BARGAINS IN FARM LANDS FOR SALE No. 1. 52 acres, adjoining city limits of Cloverport, mostly all second bottom land with some first bottom. Has a good four-room house with hall, good stock barn, and other outbuildings. Price $4,000, one-half cash, balance in two annual payments. No. 2. 80 acres, 3, 1-2 miles from Tell City, Ind. The farm will have rock road built thru it next summer. Has 30 acres goo'd creek bottom land, and the ridge land is good wheat land. There is a coal bank now running on pne corner of the farm. There is a good farm house, stock barn 40x80 and other outbuildings. There is plenty of water. A school-house is within 1-4 mile of the farm. On account of bad health of the owner he is trying to sell. Price $2,000, one-half, cash, balance to suit purchaser. No. 3. 135 acres, 2 1-2 miles from Tobins Landing which is just across the river from Cloverport, Ky. Has about 60 acres good strong rolling; land, the balance is rather rough; all is under fence with lots ' of good cross fencing; has about $1,000 worth of merchantable timber on the farm; has good apple orchard and other fruit trees. Improve ments consist of a good seven-room two story house, with hall both up and down stairs, and cellar underneath. The house is furnished with a splendid lighting plant which gives ample light. There U also a good stock barn, corn crib, cellar with cellar house over it, and an other old house which would make a good tenant house if repaired. The place has four cisterns, one well which has a windmill over it. The following goes with the farm at the price: Two good five year old mares in foal, 45 head of sheep, one cow and calf, 7 head ofhogs, 10 acres of corn, 2 acres of tobacco, several tons of hay, and all farm ing tools, including a good wagon and enough wood to run all winter. The price for the' entire stock and farm is only $5,5po, with one-half cash and balance in four annual payments, This place is a rare bar gain. For further information inquire of J. D. SEATQN, REAL ESTATE DEALER Cloverport, Ky. V PROGRAM FOR FARMERS' WEEK Twn ThrmoanH Visitors PV 1WO AtlOUSand Visitors &X pected to Attend 9th Annual Meeting in Lexington. Lexington, Ky , Dec. HO. Kentucky fanners and their wives who attend flip ninth annual Farmers' Week to be held at the College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, Feb 1-4, will be treated to the best program the convention has ever had if pre Potions being made by authorities ' "h- are ejected to attendare To ,,e takcn as 'an ;ticatioti. More, than 20 out-of-state specialists on va'rious agricultural subjects together with the entire faculty of the agricultural col- lege will be on hand to give those at- tending the meetings the latest in- formation on farm and Home proii lems. A special program has been prepared for tnc farm women ot Kentucky. Headliucrs on the program will be four-day tractor school, meetings of all the livestock breeders, demonstra tions on the killing and dressing of sheep and cattle and a joint 'meeting of ail Kentucky poultry associations, which will be addressed by L. L. Jones, Secretary Indiana Poultry As sociation. Prominent among those on the speakers list will be V. C. Hanna sity of Illinois; and Dr. Elizabeth lampDeu, v-mciniiaii, vjmu. Where There's a Baby On Farm Keep Rat-Snap. Rats arc on most farms. Once they get inside the house look out. Rats kill infants biting them is not iin Laiial. Nursing bottles attract l.its. Break a cake of RAT-SNAP and throw it around It .will surely rid you of rats and mice. Three sizes, :i.c G3c, $1.23. Sold and guaranteed by Conrad Payne & Co., Cloverport, and B. F. Beard & Co, Hardinsburg Advertisement. STATEMENTS OF LOAN ASSOCIATIONS CALLED FOR. Frankfort. Tan. 3. State Banking er 31 Stephensport, Ky. fniuxdnKlnHnl n( A rttt (itfit Tl I MAJOR -ROGERS RETIRES I FROM ARMY FOR CIVIL . IAN LIFE IN EARLINGTON. i Major Henry W. Rogcrs.,who has CROP SENT ABROAD been stationed at Camp Lewis, Wash ington, with the fourth division for J the past year arrived home a short Hops Crop for 1920 Is 38,900, time ago and has resumed his former J , , -, 4. position in the St. Bernards office. Major Rogers has made a splendid record in the army and while his friends rcjoioe at his return to pri vate citizenship they regret that the U. S army has lost a man so peculiar ly fitted for the position he held in the fourth division Against the protest of the Major who dislikes notoriety, the following telegram sent to Camp Taylor by the Commanding officers of the 4th is published that the friends here may know the high regard in which the Major is held by division officials: "Com. General, Camp Taylor: With in the next two or three days Maj. Henry W. Rogers, infantry, will re port at your station for discharge. This officer has been one of the most highly regarded temporary officer who ever served with the Fourth Div ision and it is a matter of the keenest possible regret to its personnel, com missioned and enlisted that he evers his connection with it. The associa tion of the Fourth Division earnestly and respectfully request that any courtesies which can be rendered to Maj, Rogers at you station be so ac corded him as recognition of his loy alty and high sense of personal duty and integrity and that thru you he be furnished a copy of this telegram as an expression of the affection and re tire PENROSE 0PP0S- ES FARM TARIFF Believes in Doing Something For Soldiers That Will Be Satisfactory. Washington, Dec. 3l. Opposition to the house Emergency Tariff bill and to the passage at this session of the soldier's bonus bill was indicated today by Senator Penrose, of Penn sylvania, chairman of the senate fin ance committee, who returned to Wahington yesterday after an ab sence of nearly a year occasioned by serious illness. Senator Penrose, in a talk with newspaper correspondents at his hotel announced an early meeting of the finance committee, probably Monday to consider the emergency tariff measure designed as an aid to farm- 1 ers and other industry during the ! present, period of descending prices "I don't look with any amount of enthusiasm on any emergency tariff I legislation." said the senator, "I think I that he arid and revenue are quesions that ought to be taken up as a whole in a careful, thoughtful, dignified way, after full conference with the presi dentelect and whoever may be secre tary of the treasury " ! Senator Penrose was asked whether he agreed with statements that high tariff would restrict trade with Eu rope, limiting burope s capacity to pay indebtedness to America. "There is a good deal in that," he answered. "We can't expect foreign nations to pay off their debts to America if we don't give them an opportunity to trade with us. War conditions wake it very difficult to fram a science bill." Bonus and Revenue Linked. "I believe in doing something for the soldier that will meet conditions and be satisfactory to them." He added, however, in response to a question as to whether the bonus legislation would be pressed at this session that bonus legislation was ''very intimately involved with the questions of raising revenue and the tax bill" Senator Penrose said there w;as wide sentiment among business in terests against any tariffs that would curb American commerce. "1 am as strong a tariff man as ever," the senator continued, "but I am not prepared to vote for any par ticular measure. Ve can't expect nearly as much revenue from tariff as from direct taxation." The finance committee chairman. said he had "no ideas" regarding the make-up of President-elect Harding's cabinet that he was not suggesting any names and was taking no part in cabinet considerations. "That is a matter that I have al ways regarded as personal to the president," he added. Thinks Congress Will Dictate The senator declared he had not taken any particular interest in the discussions at Marion regarding fu ture international relations. "I don't think it matter much in that respect, who is secretary of state," said the senator, "for I think cougres will blaze the way, particular ly the senate, and I don t think con gress will take any program from any secretary of state, no matter who he may be." The Pennsylvania senate declared the country was facing "some of the biggest problems ever encountered" and that it would take the combined wisdom o meet the situation. Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, who returned today from Marion, called on Senator Penrose, who to morrow will receive members of the Pennsylvania delegation in congress and other friends Senator Penrose said he planned to go to the capitol frequently in con nection wbh the business of the fin ance committee. BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY HAS POPULATION OF 19,652. The population of Kentucky by counties as announced by the Assis tant Secretary of State R. Lee Stew art, Frankfort,' shows Breckinridge county to have 19,032; Meade, 0,442; Hancock, 0,945; Ohio, 20,473, and Jef ferson, 280,369. BULK OF U.S. HOPS "w rounas; onsumpuon Declined. Hops did not go down and out with the extinction of the brewing indus try in this country, although the pop ular expectation was that they would. To a considerable extent, hops are now used in making cereal beverages of the "soft drink" order, but the bulk of the crop is exported, say crop specialists of the United States De partment of Agriculture. The United Kingdom received more than one-half of the exports of the calendar year 11M9, and large quantities were sent to Canada, Japan, France, and in less degree to many other countries. The hops consumed by brewers and exported, less the imports for the fiscal year ending with June :io, aver aged in round numbers 40,800,000 000 pounds in the five years 1901-1905 50,300,000 pounds in 1000-1010: 32, 200,000 pounds in 1911-1915. These figures arc equivalent to the produc tion of hops, except as affected by one-fifth of the difference between stocks at the beginning and end of the periods. During the World War, the con sumption and net exports of hops declined sharply 59,300,000 pounds in 1910 to 21,400.000 pounds in 1919, after which movement rebounded to 34, 000,000 pounds in 1920. The hops crop of 1920, as forecast November 1, is 38,900.000 pounds. While prohibition promised almost to annihilate hops growing in this country, the war re moved European competition in Eu- , ropcan markets and thus a profitable market abroad was provided. The ex tent of a restoration of Europe's hops nrorinctinii nncl rniKiimntinn mav rnn. ceivably affect the size of the future crop in this country, according to the department. KEEPING THE FARM GOING. Naturally the Secretary of Agricul ture takes up in his annual report the alarming rate at which people are leaving the farms. He does not make the mistake which the Secretary of the Interior made in attributing the march to the cities almost entirely to the lack of comforts on the farm. Secretary Meredith, as a publisher of farm papers knows well that farmers have had modern conveniences at mi.li i.. in iui icn jtuu, aim jti uic desertion, of the farm has gone on as, their call for ten jears; and jet the steadily as it went before. A century ago 87 per cent of all American labor was emploed on the farm. In 1840 the percentage was 77: in 1870 it was 47; in 1890 it was 39 Now. although the census figures arc not complete, it is likelv that not more than 30 per cent of the working pop-1 illation is in agriculture. Part of this agriculture, fart ot tins fall in percentage from one decade to another, was natural and proper, for, the "bird's-eye" view was deinonstra as Mr. Meredith says "increased effi- ted anew in Iowa not long ago. The ciencv in farming operations, result- attention of a flier, circling about ing from the use of new and better nera Des Moines, was caught by var machinery and the application of ious ribbons of smoke arising from scientific knowledge, has consistently apparently deserted regions, and clos lowered the demand for labor in ccr-, er inspection revealed, a number of tain kinds of farm work." When Mr 'autos hidden in the brush, asserts an Farmer buys a tractor plough one of article in the December Popular Mo llis sons may be free to go to the city chanics Magazine. When the airman where he perhaps goes to work in a returned with a companion and made tractor factory. When that happens a landing, a large copper still was the farmer's son is still working for discovered, attended by four men, and the soil. fed with corn from a wagon. But the main reason for the proces-i! sssi sion from the farm to the city is the ' II fact, as Secretary Meredith remarks, that "the increased standards of lis ing of the American people as a whole have caused a great expansion of all indutries centring in cities; and the in dustrial bid for workers accelerated by conditions during and immediately following the war, has been a strong magnet exerting a pull upon workers in agriculture." The war made fine jobs in machine shops and shipwardt for young men But there was the wider and more permanent economic change to which Mr. Meredith refers: the great national demand for the luxuries that have become necessities If the farmer and his wife wished phonographs, electric light plants, steam heaters and porcelain tubs and they are as much entitled to them as anybody is the factories had to I have men to make these things; so they called for the farm boys to come and share the prosperous farmer's money. The country, however, must have its farms, and plenty of them. "When j American agriculture ucgius io lose ground," says Secretary Meredith, "the political stability of the nation is endangered." The farm must not lose its balance and that balance is no easy trick to keep. Last year there were planted in the United States, for'every head of its popula tion, an acre of corn, half an acre of wheat, two-fifths of an acre of oats. What with minor grains and pota toes, tobacco and cotton, more than ten acres for every family were under i cultivation. Of course we do not use all of this, but we must have it j as an ' exporter of food, to keep the scales ot international trade from tilting a gainst us. The farmer is confronted now not only with labor shortage but with a falling market The drop in prices, however, is something which is ob served ia all lines of business; and if the farmer takes in less money he will also pay out less for materials. Dulness in the factories will return, to some extent, his missing labor. This however, will be only a tempor ary cure for the help problem. When the pendulum in the factories swing back to prosperity we shall see the young men again leaving the plough for the bench. For a permanent remedy for the labor shortage on the farms we shall have to turn to some thing which Secretary Meredith does not suggest. This is the admission of the class of immigrants from the nor thern countries of Europe which has proved itself of wonderful value in American agriculture. 24 YEARS AGO In Cloverport Jan. 6, 1897 Mr. Edward Whitehead's wife pre sented him Christmas morning with a fine bouncing boy. (o)- Orville T. Skillman will leave for California the eleventh of this month, -(o)- Joc B. Smart and Miss Ella Wag goner were married Dec 23rd, at the residence of the bride's father, Smith Waggoner. -(o)- Mr. Samuel T. Johnson, committed suicide, Dec. 28. The 'deceased was 78 years old. He was an old veteran and a member of the Murray Post G. A R. (o) Mr. Jerry Murray succumbed to death last Thursday at 11 o'clock of hemorrhage of the brain. He was 79 years old and leaves a widow and several children. (o)- Mr. George M. Younger died of heart trouble Friday morning. (o) Little Miss Eva and Edith Plank have chicken-pox. -(o)- Born to the wife of Mr. U. G. Hill a baby boy, Thursday morning. (o) Miss Lucy Bcavin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Beavin, of this city and Mr. Sam Rice of Daviess county went to Caunclton, Wednesday and were married. Grant Lewis Gregory died Friday, Jan. 1. He was 53 years old and was niaricd to Miss Lucy Simons, Mar. 27, 1872. She with two sons, Orville and Emmctt, survive, -(o)- Hardinsburg There was a watch meeting at the M. E. church Dec. 31. to) Mr. Andrew Elder and Miss Mabel i Hawkins were married at the Cath olic church in this place last Thurs day. (o) Union Star Mrs. Mettie Bashaiu, daughter of Elijah and Mary Brown and wife of Ellard Basham, died of consumption, Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. Mrs. Basham was in her twenty - fourth year. -(o)-John E. Kinchcloe will complete his school here in about three weeks ancAf r enlc-r t .Kc.n,tucky Scho1 of Medicine, in Louisville. (o) i Dukes Finley Burnett is the hap piest man this side of the Mason Dixie line he has a baby boy, born y. lanr ' (o) Mrs. Elba Parson died Saturday """""f al . - . clo.c. 3ne leaves a , lluslia"J and nine children I , ' OBSERVANT FLIERS IN IOWA DISCOVER STILLS for revealing details hidden from horizontal observation, the value of The Louisville Courier-Journal The Great Paper of the Southland The Courier-Journal is ably edited; it is sane and dignified in its handling of news; it is fearless, yet fair, in its editorial utterances; and it always will be found the champion of clean government. The Courier-Journal surpasses all its competitors in equipment for getting the news of the day, because it has not only the Associated Press dispatches but the full wire service of the NewYork Times. In addition it maintains staff correspondents at Frankfort and Wash ington. No Kentucky Home Is Complete Without It. By special arrangements we are now able to offer The Daily Courier-Journal AND The Breckenridge News Both one year, by mail, for only $6.00 This offer applies to renewals as well as new subscriptions, but only to people living in Kentucky, Tennessee or Indiana. New subscriptions may, if desired, start at a later date, and renewals will date from expiration of present ones If you prefer an evening newbpapcr, you may substitute The Louisville Times for The Courier-Journai. Send or bring your orders to the office of . THE BRECKENRIIiGE NEWS N CLOVERPORT, KY. FARM LANDS SOLD BEYOND VALUE Stastistics Show Instances When Land Sold Too High To Justify Returns. As a result of the phenomenal ad vance in Iowa land values during the spring and summer of 1919, the United States Department of Agricul ture, in cooperation with the Iowa State College of Agriculurc, made an investigation, which hows that the prices at which farm land was sold in many sections of that State were too high to justify the returns which can be made from it. It was found that the average value of Iowa farm lands increased $121 per acre in the five years from 1915 to 1920, and that $03 of this increase occurred between March 1919 and March 1920, the twelfth mouth including the period of the boom. Over 05 per cent of the buyers and over 50 per cent of the sellers were farmers, while, contrary to general belief perhaps, less than 7 per cent of the buyers and but a little over 11 per cent of the sellers were real estate men. The facts relative to the percent of return on investment ill these lands which were brought out make it clear that they arc valued in excess of their earning capacity. The investigators point out that with land paying but 3 per cent on capitaliza tion, and loans running at 0 per cent or more, buying a farm on a large margin of credit is a difficult under taking for the farmer of average ab ility as a manager. THE MISTLETOE. When Millicent was twenty-one And pretty as a pink, With midnight curls and teeth of pearls And eyes like pools of ink. And cheeks and lips that shamed the rose, So rich their crimson, glow, She never let herself be caught Beneath the mistletoe. Now Millicient, is forty-two And single still, alasl And knows herself passee if she Believes her looking class; Mf to her house at Christmas time You ever chance to ko. Lo you will find her standing right I Beneath the mistletoe. Minna Irving. 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