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THI 1RECKENRIDQE NBW1, CLOVIXPOKT, KENTUCKY FEBRUARY MM IV r .y . ) t 4 t The Breckenridge News JNO. D. BABBAQE, Editor and Publisher EIGHT PAGES 1876 45th YEAR SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscription price $8.00 a yttrj $1.00 for 6 months : 60c (or S monthi. Business Locals 10c pr line and Be lor each additional Insertion. Card oi Thinks, over 0 lines, charged (or at the rate of 10c per line. Obituaries charged (or at the rate ol Be per line, moner in tfrance. Examine the label on your paper. II U It not correct, please notlly ai. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS When you have finished reading your copy of THE BRECKENRIDOE NEWS hand It to a friend who li not a subscriber; do not throw It away or destroy It. WEDNESDAY, AN EXTRA Something happened last week with The Breckenridge News that does n't happen every week. After printing more than our regular number of papers, there was such a demand tor more papers mat we nau 10 puuusii an extra edition. Of course it isn't often wc do this, but we arc rather proud when the demand is greater than the supply. So is every merchant, manu facturer and those who have what the public wants. The Breckenridge News is covering practically all of Breckinridge county with news. This is done through our able correspondents and our good readers who are interested in supplying us with happings about themselves and their friends. A good newspaper is known by the quality as well as quantity of news it prints and by its quality and quantity of readers. Wc believe wc have both quality and quantity in news and among our readers too. After .all these years, the U. S. Department of Agriculture is now trying to explode the old theory about planting seeds by the moon. Uncle Satn claims there;is;nothing to it but we wonder with what success he will meet in con verting 'the old timers to that belief President-elect Harding says he doesn't want to be exempted from pay ing income tax. Of course not. Every one hundred per cent American should feci the same way. This is the time of the year to arc the results of carelessness than Most men arc interested in not what can enable them to do for themselves. Stastistics show that one girl out of every 16G stays in business. Now can you imagine what the other 165 do? Did the weather man forget that Lots of reductions quoted in this DAYLIGHT AHEAD . ... . , ... I he clock has struck 3 or 4, and the, watchman assure us that al is well. The business of this country has come safely through the night and is begin- ning to sec aayng ni aiieau oi u Confidence is returning. Men of af- fairs who a few weeks ago were startled every time they heard a news- boy shouting extra. arc making plans fof the future. The nameless fear which oppressed them two and three months ago and cast its shadow oyer the rest of the population was that the country might lm lw.iH.wl fn n.i nlH.ficliinnAil ninif hi ... . . . , elp recalling such horrors in the past. following other periods of intense activity. They remembered, too, the partial paralysis resulting, which was overcome only by a long painful strug - gle to restore the normal commercial P"sse. . rhat great tear has faded. The faith is growing strong that the crisis has been passed. Kill. VtltrUIlS Ul l)U3IIH.33 kUUlU HUl History witnesses that the panics of other days have come at the be ginning, rather than at the end of a period of falling prices. The Federal S ,S- oTSreveSgin-S, day Snd'loSh WXrn "U? I& P"1 Hang! toT.oir-enablSi mm to Keep one linger perpetually , on the pulse of the whole business world, has spoken frankly. And hc has been right each time. The gov ernor now announces that the turn has come. His precise words are worth pasting on the wall above every office desk, and here they are. "Not only has all danger of a great financial crisis or money panic passed, but business is safely over the most critical and trying stage of the read justment period." Many known facts fit with Gov. Harding's declaration. The last weeks of I'.c.'O were characterized by mill shutdowns. Mill after mill, which has been idle, is now reported in operation or starting. Money tied up in financing stocks of goods which were held back from the decline in prices is being slowly liberated, because prices have cut to meet the consumer's attitude. Raw materials in a multitude of cases have tumbled until there is reason for believing that most of them will not go much lower. Of course there has been tightening of belts all along the line. Somebody and a good many people had to lose. But wc are on a sounder basis. And the country is still in business. There are no loud prophecies that wc are on the verge of another tre mendous boom, such as was experi enced during the war. Hut the present financial and psychological relief means much Just as soon as the Hindenburg line was broken it was taken for granted that war conditions must be replaced by peace conditions, and the inevitable transition was dreaded as painful. American business was in the posi tion of a party engaged in a balloon ascension, who had been very com fortable on the way up, but knew that they must get back to earth and dreaded the bumps. Thanks to our financial machinery, the party has reached solid ground, after a reason ably slow descent an without going to smash. There is no immediate prospect of soaring into the clouds again. Nor is that particularly desirable. But Amer ica has enormous requirements which must be filled, for there is a large businessi ip be done at home. Of course abounding prosperity is impossible for the United States while so large a part of the world is still struggling to find its feet after the destruction of the most awful war of history. But there are authorities who belicye that we can get along comfort- in which strong and we Maid founda-on, known two ars , a fh t t tipiis would crumble to dust over whcn a fair exercise of brain er 41 ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY OF SUCCESS 1921 - FEBRUARY 23, 1921 EDITION watch your fires, any thing else. More conflagrations you can do for them, as in what you the ground hog didn't sec his shadow? issue. ably without selling to Europe at the swollen rate maintained during the years from 1915 to 1920. A geIers. market," i which the purchasers were lincd up thrce deep ,)eforc a counter bidding against one anothcr for a stock of oods t00 ,Q ;ve each customer al! he wanted, ,,as changed t0 a ..buycrs' marketi toj which those who haye articles forl sa,e wkh thcir sam ,es ; the;rj ips It ;s a diffcrent kin'd of businessl 'ald re(,uires different methods. But it ;s the sort most ,c an. d . And it ;s a toIcrabe sort , A old who has bcen m I mercia, ,;fe evcr since tl)e civi, w . . .. . . ..:. I , j nut vaa.iitifii iu arnicas, i. iiusc two years hc said wc mo and w, T1 have d and bus!nesg is rc. turni to ts oId.fashioncd charadcs. Manufacturers are getting ready for 1 ordcrs for wc& , J , orders ,,ave be,n tQ come ;n I The salesmen have left their swivel 'cI)airs and d d h- traveling c.othes. They are out on the road which leads tn hilnc ,c coi ,,.0o nl .nlM . T1 -Uncle Dudley in Boston Globe. GRANDPA AND GRANDMA. aiT reaCh" MfJf "kle "' t. " ,,or hc a, complained "the dam rheumatiz. He smoked a cob pipe that was an cient and strong. He was snoring at eight for on sleep he was long. My grandma knit mittens and sat by the fire. As straight and as prim as the Baptist Church spire. Her hair was in ringlets; she wore a lace cap. A mountain of darning reposed in her lap. When grandpa was not feeling quite at his best She made him yarb tea and she greas ed up his chest. Now grandpa and grandma go out every night, To some cabaret or a pinochle fight. My grandpa's dress suit like the wall paper sets. And he dances the fox trot and smok es cigarettes, My grandma's marcelled, and she drives her own car. And her skirts are as short as her grand-daughter's are. Old age is old-fashioned and has pass ed away. You wouldn't know grandpa and grandma today. Roy K. Moulton, in N. Y. Evening Mail. HER DIARY, 1881. Indigo Sunday: We went for a walk, Since motoring now is taboo. Blue Monday: I made up a party of friends ' And spent all the morn at the Zoo. Turquoise Tuesday: I finished a new woolen gown, High necked and the darkest of gray Sapphire Wednesday: I visited Madge in The Bronx, Remaining the most of the day. Cobalt Thursday: In need of amuse ment I read De Quincey's Confessions a while. And learned a new song hit, quite popular too. "Remember You Never Must Smile." Azure Friday: Downtown in the sub way I fared. A bargain in flannels to seek. Cerulean Saturday: Darned all the socks, Which ended a rather cav week. Minna Irving in New York Herald. FARM AND STOCK Dr. Frank "Crane says in Current Opinion, American slang has a most expressive term "Saw wood." It means keep right on. X X X X Unccrtainity lasts while the problem is still unsolved, while nobody knows the outcome, you go on with your job. , X X X X "Most things rectify themselves if you don't get panicky and quit." X X X X "It always stops raining said J. l Morgan" X XXX Most diseases disappear if you can manage to forget them. X X X X "If your enemies arc after you and the air is dark with threats, if the cla mor of tongues assails you, and if the grey wolves are howling in the woods say nothing and saw wood." X X X X "If you are unappreciated and tend to discouragement and life altogether looks bleak go ahead and saw wood Things will take a turn." X X X X "As for how it's all coming out, who knows?" X X X X "Meanwhile let us saw wood." X X X X "Only the idlers are world-weary." X X X X "The sun is an old routinlcr. Every morning he gets up, and every even ing he rocs to bed. He's been at it to I these many years. Yet every morning is fresh and dewey and every evening is new. The oldest things arc freshest Men change their clocks, they sleep late or rise early, and they dispute a bout the zodiac, but the sun goes on sawing wood." X X X X Do your daily work, attend to your job, go on with your program, and so line yourself up with the steady forces of the universe. X X X X S. A. Davis, of Woodrow, an old time subscriber was attending court last week and renewed his subscrip tion for The Breckenridge News and Courier-Journal. Mr. Davis is an opti mist. Times hc said were going to get better and while the price of farm pro ducts arc low it is no use of worrying. "I'm going right ahead with my job and try to raise the best crop I can and sell it when I get it ready forthe market even if the price doesn't ex actly suit." was his philosophy of the present time. X X X X Thos Beard says it pays to advertise in The Breckenridge News. Mr. Beard inserted a small ad in our classified column that hc had Plymouth Rock cockerels for sale and before the ad went in a second time he had sold all his cockerels and is still getting or dcrs This is what everybody says a bout the selling power of The Breck enridge News. X X X X The Louisville Stock Market was well represented last Monday by stock dealers and feeders from Breckin ridge county. E. L. Robertson, Jas. A. Dean, Glen Dean; John M. Skillman, Hardinsburg, and S. K. Hall, of Holt, all had car loads of cattle and hogs on the market. X X X X Mrs. J. W. Smith sold a basket of one sucker tobacco on the Loose Leaf floor last week for $27 per 100 lbs. This was grown in her garden lot planted and cultivated by her own hands and at odd times between meals. The wo men of Breckinridge county are get ting to be the best growers of the weed beating their husbands in quality and always getting the top price. X X X X Charles E Larkin and Miss Lucilc Wurth, of St. John's, McCracken county were married, Jan. 11, 1921. Mr. Larkin is the son of Mr. James Larkin, living at Honey Locust, near this city. X X X X Last week we had to issue a second edition of the Breckenridge News to supply the demand for extra copies. The News is like a good basket of tobacco, there's a demand for it, even if the price does seem high. LINCOLN'S DEBT. A Story With a Moral Which May Be of Interest in Europe. To Thc New York Herald: When Abraham Lincoln was young he set up . a country store, with an unfortunate i partner and the business came to grief The partner died. Lincoln did not take advantage of a bankruptcy law nor ask to have the debts cancelled. As soon as he could he paid them all. The moral of the story is that there is only one good way to dispose of a debt, and that is to pay it. I trust your paper has a good circu lation in Europe and that it can tell our friends across the water how the United States has always disposed of its own debts. Rossiter Johnson, New York, February 10. FATHER'S PREFERENCE Don't you like to hear the wind whistling around the house, father?" "I don't care about it particularly, daughter." "O, pshawl" "But as between hearing the wind whistle and that fat-headed ouug Dub son honking his automobile horn for you to come out. I'd infinitely prefer the wind." Birmingham Age-Herald. Expected Compliments "A friend of mine asked me to be good enough to tell him his faults." "Did you?" "I did." "What happened?" "Wc don't speak." Portland Even ing Express. CAUSE FOR REJOICING "Well, doctor, boy or girl?" "Triplets, my dear sir." "Hurrah! Three income tax exemptions." Twenty -Four la Cloverport Feb. 24, 1897 Mrs. Syrcna Jarrctt, of Stephens port, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Rtts scau Williams. -(o)- Mrs. Alonzo Fallon, who has been quite ill for sometime is now improv ing rapidly. (o) Dr. Milton Board and Sheriff Silas Pate, of Hardiiisburg, were in the city Friday on business. -(o)- John Haswcll, editor of the Hard iiisburg Leader, was among the boys, last Thursday. He is a candidate for Representative. (o) Short & Hayncs, of this city, who have been condutcing a drug stdrc at Patcsvillc, for sometime, have sold out to Forrest Gordon and Frank Haynes. (o)- Thc Tuesday afternoon club imet with Miss Georgia White and were handsomely entertained, -(o)- Miss Alice Mattingly left this morn ing to spend a few days with Miss Maggie Carter, at Irvington - ., , Mr. William Witt and wife, after an absence of over a year came home last Thursday from Parkersburg, V. Va where they have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Waymirc. (o) Edward, infant sou of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. B. Kane, died at their home in iouisvine, aunaay, rcu. sisi, age ivo months. The remains' were brought to Cloverport, Monday and interred in the city cemetery. -(o)- Hardinsburg Loyd Cox and MissiCiock p m, at the rcsidence of her Music Shephard were married in n3rk Mr an,l Mr. Tnlm n,,b Louisville, Feb. 17. -(o)- To the general surprise of every- body Johnnie Lyman and Mrs. Mary Jane Lindscy walked into the County TAKING THE BOY PAST THE DANGER LINES. Our boy entered the public school at the age of six years. He was very fond of his books and was soon in classes with children much older than himself. Often in the evening some of his classmates and their mothers would come in and while their moth ers and I would knit and visit, the children would get their lessons and play Morse, fox and geese and other simple games. When spring came a croquet set was bought for him and many happy hours were passed that way. I always played with them. As he grew older young lads with their best girls came Sunday after noons and we all played croquet and ate melons and had a good time. It was an understood thing among his friends that they were always wel come. On his birthdays a nice cake and dinner was enjoyed by him and all the boys of or near his age. One of my friends said to me once, "How can you stand their noise and the extra trouble?" I told her just so they left the roof on the house I was glad to have them with me, as the time would come when my boy would be gone out in the world and I wanted him to remember a pleasant childhood. Almost every week a crowd of school children came to spend the evening. We would pop corn, make ice cream or molasses candy. "Work," I hear some one say. Yes. but my soi was at home I knew his friends and did not mind he work At 14 years of age he entered high school his health never good, broke down the second year and hc was forced to leave school. He came to me and asked for ?Jl,art-y.,..1Malh'd. iTi- -f He said No. I told him it was either give nun tne privilege oi entertain ing his friends at home or he would always be gone. His father thought it over and told him "All right." That summer our house was a cen ter of merriment and I am sure his father never regretted his decision When he was 17 years of age, we moved front Tennessee to Texas, but . the boy was very dissatisfied. Then came the most serious time in my life, Nothing pleased the boy. He was used to Tennessee-raised girls and these strictly Southern girls did not suit him at all. Me came home from nisWjth the father of the flock acting as first party and said to me, I saw piiot. There have been other winters more drinking men tonight than I wnen the robin has bcen observed in ever saw in my life, and you can say this region in February, but never in what you please, but the girl that will ithe recollection of persons long past dance with a half-drunken man is no account," and he refused to have any thing to do with the young people. One day he asked me some ques tions about cards. The men on thc tarm would go to tne river every jmiiuajr a..u y,y w.u. x ajiuKc iu iik, , father about t. He promptly said he would have no card playing around his house. I told him as we both knew a little about cards I thought we hadlsorinir. such as the tre..rm,c hHJ' better let him learn about them from k n t titA ttri .n i ...nt.M A get them and wc would olay with him Wc allowed him and boys of his own age to play at home and one more danger was passed, as he never cared to play anywhere else but at home. When he was a little past eighteen, years of age he met the girl who later became his wife, and today he is a steady Christian man; a good hus band and father and the dearest boy in the world to me, his mother. Mrs. Jolm Freeze, In Southern Agriculturist. A NEW KIND Farmer Heck This here apple I call the Early Bird. City Man Why so? Farmer Heck It always gets, thc worm. "," 'V " "; "'" M".lr " wuu,u u l" " would appear that CoclC Robin was the river and play with those men and justified iu tuning his pipes for a soon would be playing for money. I roundelay Icing before Easter, of The next tune the boy went to the which joyous season he has always store after groceries, his father told been a delightful factor. N. Y. Her Inm if hc could get a deck of cards to aid. Tears Ago Clerk's office last Thursday and were married. Rev. R. B, Cox officiating, Library Society of the B. N. college celebrated Washington's birthday with very appropriate exer cise at the court house Monday night, Born Feb. 13, to the wife of J. T. Cundiff, a girl. (o) Garfield Mr. Paul Compton enter ed Hardinsburg college, Monday. (o) Mrs. James Bruner died at her home with consumption, Jan. 17. She l leaves a husband and two little girls to mourn their loss, besides a number of friends. -(o)-Persimmon Flat Born to the wife of Albert Carlton, Feb. 12, a girl. (o) Webster Little Myrtle Lyddan is sick. -(o)- . Born Feb, 20th to the wife of Sax ton Dutschkc, a twelve pound boy. (o) Irvington Mr. Floyd Roberts and Miss Nellie Henry will be married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Henry, Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock, -(o)- Mr. Ben Bewley, formerly of Ken tucky, but now of Cripple Creek, Col., wedded one of our charming girls, Miss" Nina Baskett, last week and will make Colorado their future home, -(o)- Dukes Born Feb. 15, 1897, to the wife of Robt. Duke, a fine boy. . -(o)- The nuptials of Mr. Charlie Camp bell and Miss Viola Duke, will be solemnized Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7 o'- (o) Miss Lillie Johnson and Mr. Char lie Kahal, were married Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock at the home of the bride. ODD ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE On the farm of Braxton Holcroft. Greensboro, Ala., there is said to be a gander that guides a totally blind ox to a pond for water every day. On the way the fowl walks in front; quacking so that the ox may follow; when the pond is reached stands guard so that the ox may drink un disturbed and, when the ox is through directs him back to the pasture. By the use of high pressure water has been converted into a new ice so dense and heavy that it sinks in water instead of floating. Poseph Jaffray while lunching in a Chicago hotel ordered six oysters as part of a meal costing 85 cents. Allow ing 15 cents for a tip he figures that he is at least $799 to the good, for in one of the oysters he found a pearl that is valued by experts from $800 to $1,000. - The average Chinaman can sleep anywhere amid deafening uproar, on the ground, or in any position. W. B. Harrison of the Georgia tax department says the returns show that the dogs of the State are valued at $230,641, while all the capital inves ted in mining operations of any kind is $09,571 or, the dogs are worth al most four times as much as the mines. The first reunion of the "debd"' cosed o 0QQ formers soldiers who ,)ave been rc tcd b the Gov. crnmcnt as cither ainonB the ,niss. ;ng or ..killcd acto.. was cent, hcId ; New York a Th(J club ;s a nationa, organization, and thc g, adopted by the men is abou.,,t-."Officially dead, but not lying.doxyn." l l men s club, a unique war organization SIGNS OF SPRING. What constitutes an infallible sign of the comiiiK of sorine? The robin and the wild goose are considered as' ! rplinfllp ae ntiv Uv nprenne ,ili,-k ttnim !;,, th mhii nio -,. :., .,.. a j0l)g perjod Numerous "robins have been seen and lioarH within r.f m;i nt !, mi-trnnnlie fr. ,!, ni ,,i , i,avc been observed flying north in their characteristic wedee formation the half century mark in years has he been seen at so early a date in what is generally considered the coldest month of the year. It is true that there have been oc- r.icmn urtion tit irlKnic ta ? tcrca for what was either his own temerity or a false alarm on the part of Danie Nature, but with evidences nf "..ii;., ua0 .a h, : r Qf winter coats bv horses and cattle . . . r. LENTEN ROBES. The melody of Lenten bells Is trembling in the air, And, soberly qrrayed, to church Devoutly we repair. But even while wc meditate ' The chastened spirit thrills To surreptitious thoughts of spring And future frocks and frills. The earth beneath, the wintry skies These penitential days Is also keeping 'Lent attired In tattered browns and grays. But in a few short weeks she, too, Will cast her rags aside, In tender tints of pink and white To blossom like a bride. Minna Irving in N. Y, Herald. SLEEPING SKI NESS ACUTE IN N. Y. Strange Malady Gets More, Victims in New York City Than Any Place Else. Sleeping sickness, disease of mys tery, is gripping the world, according to the New York Herald. This strange malady, which first appeared in the Central Empires durjng the third win ter of the World War, has reappeared this year both in America and in Europe and is more prevalent in both countries. In America, the cities of the East and in the New England States have been hardest hit with the sleeping sickness. Particularly New York City, where the most deaths have bcen re corded from this malady. Since. Jan uary l, there have been 48 deaths out of 187 cases in the metropolis. The disease is said to have baffled sctcntiests and specialists of renown. It has bcen found not to'be contagious like ordinary contagious diseases. The first case to appear in the United States is reported to have been in the winter of 1918-19. First evidences of it in any country was in Vienna in 1916. Cases later occurred in England and France. The New York Herald gives tht following statement from Dr. Simon Flexner, who is reputed to be the best authority- in this country, regarding sleeping sickness: "The outstanding feature is the lethargy, which is progressive in char acter and present in the majority of cases (80 per cent?). It may appear suddenly, but usually is gradual in on se t The patient becomes apathetic and dull, appears dazed or stupid, the hours of sleep become prolonged, and he is hard to wake in the morning. Mareover he may fall asleep at odd hours while engaged at work or at mealtime. "It's duration is variable a week, a month, or even longer up to four months. Even after long periods re covery may follow." THE NEWSPAPER Country Weekly Especially Acts as a "Big Brother" to All. Business, as a rule, like friendships, is based upon reciprocity. We do not choose for our frinds persons who do not like us, and we should not favor with our business those who do not help us, either in a general or specific manner. The obligation of a community to a newspaper is frequently forgotten, be cause it is taken for granted that a newspaper will do its part for the community, whether it meets with recriprocity or not. There is hardly a public enterprise that does not depend, to a more or less degree, upon the newspaper. It gives those enterprises its support, invari ably without promise of reward, and frequently without hope of reward. To all church, charitable and beneficient undertakings it opens its columns, ;i and bestows upon them space, which is its stock in trade. ; It boosts the county; boosts the I i town, ana boosts its public and private -ymcr?' undertakings. '&$&' - in ever overlooking an opportunity to place its friends in a favorable light before the public, the country news paper, especially, does not print the evil and the unpleasant unless it is a matter of compulsion in fulfilling its duty to the reader. It is the friend of the church, the school, the lodge, the patriotic and the charitable organization. It knows no church or creed in those whom it ex ploits. A newspaper is a sort of "big broth er" to them all, and it takes an inter est in the success of each. Elizabeth town News. IN MEMORIAM James Wiley Johnson passed away at the Norton's Memorial Infirmary, Louisville, Ky., on the afternoon of Wednesday, January acth, 1921. He had been in ill health- for more than three months up until the tinu of his death AM thru the several weeks dura tion cf his illness Mr. Johnson rc irahed cheerful. Ut had just three before his final reward came comple ted a two weeks stay at Dawson Springs, Ky., in the hope that perhaps his failing health might be benefited Mi. Johnson had bcen an employ of thc L. H. &. Si. L. R. R. Co., for many years. He was well and favOr aDly known to the people of the com munity in which he resided and was a man of many excellent qualities holding the respect and esteem of a wide circle or relatives and friends, to all of whom his loss will prove a sad bercvement, Mr. Johnson died as he lived in the tnumphants of faith. A man of pro- death ?"Ke' '" the fin ..--......v. vuinuan JtaiiuiKS, ,jC HlCl IRe death angel in the firm belief of a '";urc "." ,n '' h.aPPy realms of the mnpr onnt m .. .. otner snore. He is survived by his Widow. Mrs. Nerva Tohnsnn. -A . number of other relatives. The funeral was conducted at the home by the Rev. J. T. Rushing, pastor of the Messicko Memorial eM thodist church, Louisville, with -burial in the family lot Cave Hill Cemetery. A. Friend. THE ZERO HOUR. A captain in the merchant marine who received much commendation for his wonderful courage and endurance during the war wa asked to address a meeting in the West. Pv.Pr;j.n Taft spoke first and at considerable"; "1 icngin, ana wiien lie had finished th audience aros$, almost to a man, to leave the building. The chairman sprang to his feet, rushed to thc fitgit of the platform and called excitant Come back, every one of yonI TW man went through hell for us dwiaa the war, and it is up to us how to I the same for him. Christian Ttkhm 4 M "45 Iff.