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Never Bond Her.
Editor Xews:
For some time the Adair County
E"ews has been agitating the
question of issuing bonds and build
ing roads in Adair county. Now I
have always heard that it took differ
ent opinions to make horse swaps, so I
am going to take issue with the News
In the first place I want to say that I
live in the Eastern part of Adair
county bordering Taylor county. I
have heard the bond business discuss
ed and cussed on many occasions. I
have heard that when they first began
to agitate bonds in Taylor county
that they employed stump speakers to
stump the county. The tax-payers
were slow to take hold, but they
preached to them that they would be
easy to pay, also told them that they
could soon pay them off in black
berries and buttermilk, and to the
sorrow of themselves and their pos
terity they voted bonds, and many a
berry field has been worn out, washed
off and thrown away, and many a
great grand daughter of the youngest
heifer of that day have long since
passed through foreign soup houses
and even the most of those good old
honest tax-payers themselves have
gone to their rewards, leaving behind
a hampered posterity, and a fast ac
cumulating debt which to this good
day has never been paid. I know of
many men of Adair county who have
had a desire to invest in Taylor coun
ty real estate, but out of many there
has been but very few who ever in
vested. On the other hand I want to
say that in the last few years there
has been a constant jnpour of farmers
from North Carolina, Virginia and
West Virginia in the Eastern portion
of this county, and land that ten years
ago was selling at from one to two
dollars per acre, is now bringing from
ten to twenty dollars. While this
class of farmers are filling up this part
of Adair county right along beside
the Taylor county line, they are cau
tious not to cross over the iine into
Taylor county. Some one says why?
Simply because they do not want to
buy a debt. Now if any tax-payer in
Adair county thinks he would like to
have Adair county bonded, I would
suggest that he take a trip over in
Taylor county and see the conditions
of things as they exist over there. I
am iii favor of good roads, and I will
admit that good roads make good
counties, but I am strictly opposed to
ruining a county by bonds, to make
good roads for some capitalist to ride
over in their auto's and view the!
ruins of a once prosperous county.
And agaiD, I think it ridiculous for
the tax-payers of old Adair to incur a
fast accumulating debt on our county,
that our great grand children will
look back on their forefathers with
disgust and shame for heaping a bur
den upon tnem that they cannot pay,
and burden them to an early grave
with a mark of dispondency on their
faces and a sting of remorse in their
hearts for the wrongs done them by
rheir fore fathers. I heartily indorse
every thing that my friend Dr. Jones,
of Montpelier, wrote in regard to
bonding the county, and I believe
that if vou will poll Adair county,
that nine-tenths of the tax-payers
will see it just like Dr. Jones and I
see it. I had the pleasure a few years
ago of being a member of the Adair
fiscal court, and the bond issue was
at that time agitated to some extent,
and I am just to-day aa I was then. I
am strictly opposed to bonds first, last
and all the time, but as I said then, I
am in faor of a reasonable road tax,
and let every magisterial district re
ceive every cent that it pays as road
taxes for the betteruent of its own
roads I certainly believe if you bond
Adair county that you will shut out
any one desiring to buy them a home,
also will decrease the valuation of real
estate fully one-half, and demoralize
business to such an extent that every
person who can procure a car fare will
leave as fast as steam can pull them, j
and the few who remain, will only try j
to raise enough for the maintenance
of their lamilies, and will not have
any surplus to spare, and in such an
event what would become of the city
folks, for we all know that the farmer
is the back bone of the whole shooting
match, and when the farmer is dnun
a"nd out we will not have any use for
auto's, manufactures, printing presses
patent medicine fakiers etc. I would
"ike to hear from others in different
parts of the county on this subject.
I will ring off by saying, when you
bond her you will ruin her.
C. G. Jeffries,
Knifley, Ivy.
Mr. Geo. W. Lowe is now the sole
proprietor of the picture show. He
says that it is his intention to make
some improvements. At the present
the Parlor Circle will be open two
nights each week, Thursday and Saturday.
Enjoyable Events.
Last Tuesday being the day for the
annual election of officers for the
Home and Foreign Missionary so
cieties of the M. E. church, and also
the birthday of one of their most
faithful and beloved members, Mrs.
Emily Burton, the various members
conceived the idea of celebrating both
events together, and so with well filled
baskets they arrived at Mrs. Burton's
home Tuesday morning and spent the
And indeed each and every one un
hesitatingly speak of it as one lof the
very best times of their lives, good
fellowship prevailing throughout the
entire day, making the hours all too
The morning was spent in tran
sacting business connected with the
society, and at the noon hour all were
served with a mcst bountiful and de
lious lunch, Misses Pearl Hiudmanand
Mollie Caldwell acting as most efficient
In the afternoon a very interest
ing program was rendered.
Mrs. Neilson and Miss Clark gave
helpful and interesting sketches cf the
lives of Miss Helm and Mrs. Hays.
Mrs. Stevenson gave a most appro
priate talk on "stewardship."
Mrs. C. M. Russell read a very con
vincing poem on "Bible Finances"
and Miss Katie Murrell read a paper
on the same subject.
Several special vocal numbers given
by Misses Ollie Crockett, Myrtle
Sageser, Messrs. Arnest Hill and Elra
Jones, with Miss Ethel Crockett, pian
ist, and the cornet solos by Capt,
Schroer added much to the enjoy
ment of the afternoon.
Delightful refreshments consisting
of gelatine and cafce were served to
the afternoon guests.
In short it was a most enjoyable and
helpful day and the members of the
society had but to think of the joy
they feel in their own hearts, and to
observe the deep appreciation man
ifested by Mrs. Burton to convince
them that the result of their planning
was a complete success.
Including the members and guests,
th following were present.
Mesdames. P. D Neilson, J. O Rus
sell. Geo. Stevenson, G E. Wilson.
C. M. Russell, Sam Breeding, Marga
ret Tucner, Geo. Staples, Kinnie
Murrell. W. T. McFarland, Mary Cald
well, Emily Burton, Misses Nettie
Clark, Rose Hyde, Pearl Hindman,
Oilie Crockett, Myrtle Sageser, Ethel
Crockett, Katie Murrell and Mollie
Caldwell, Messrs. Arvest Hill, Elva
Jones, Rev. J. S. Chandler and Capt.
Mr. John II. Holladay has received
a very encouraging letter from the su
perintendent of the Feeble Minded
Institute, Frankfort, an institution in
which he placed his seven year old
daughter. Lorena, last June. The
letter states that the little girl is im
proving rapidly and has been for sev
eral months, and all indications point
to her being able to return home next
May, fully restored. The local physi
cia:.s here are of the opinion that bad
health brought on the trouble. The
mother cf the little girl, who is dead,
was a Miss Bell, and the child has
many relatives in lower portion of the
county, all of whom will be glad to
hear this very encouraging news of
her condition.
At the election of officers for the
Agricultural Society of Warren coun
ty, recently held, Mrs. Anderson
Rowe, who is a daughter of Mr. W.
B. Rowe, Adair county, was. chosen as
the Vice President of the organiza
tion. Mrs. Rowe was reared on her
father's farm and before her marriage
she deeply interested herself in
agriculture pursuits She was not
long a resident oPher adopted county,
Wan en, until it, became known that
she knew a great deal about farming,
hence her selection as Vice President
of the above named society.
Information in regard to Lewis
Young, the silversmith of this place,
is, that he is improving rapidly and
that his surgeon thinks he will be able
to come home in about six weeks.
His lower limbs were fearfully drawn
and he hopes that when he recovers
from the operations, both hips having
been operated on, that he will walk
Jkeep- on hands a full stock of
coffins and caskets, also robes;
hearses. Prompt service night or day.
Phone 29.
45-1 yr J. F. Triptett,
Columbia. Ivy. .
I have a good; five year old mare for
sale. John A. Harris.
Columbia, Ky.
"No Fusion in Sight."
I have actually heard it hinted dur
ing the last few days, that the repub
licans will approach the Progressives
in this county, upon the question of
fusion in the nomination of a county
ticket this year. The idea. is simply
ridiculous from the fact that the
Progressive party will put out a full
county ticket from county Judge to
Whoever heard of such a thing as
the majority fusing with the minority.
That is the biggest fool idea that ever
became known to me, and in addition
to that, the principles advocated by
the progressive party, are suited to
the common people of this county and
even if that were not true, we would
entertain no sort of a proposition of
fusion with the "republicans'' because
the past is still fresh in our memorys.
It is said that the "Bull Moose" nev
er follows any well beateii path, nor
after any other species of creation,
but blazes its way through the dense
forests of opposition and shrubbery,
and makes pathway that others may
follow therein.
I admire the assumption of that
name for the party for that one char
acteristic alone. The Progressive
party does not propose to take a back
ward step by fusion with any other
political organization, and those 787
fellows who voted for Taft in Adair
county at the last November eldction
look so small that we almost fail to
discern them on the political horizon,
the Progressiue storm seemed so great
that it had almost enveloped every
thing but the "ROOSTER."
That rooster is the only thing that
is in our way to a complete victory in
Adair county this coming fall, and if
we can manage to get a grip on some
of his tail feathers, we will still win
out. Anyhow, we hold the balance of
power, but no fusion for us." Up in
Pulaski-county where the Progressives
carried the county just a little over
100, they stand firm and willnot listen
to the fusion idea. In Jefferson the
question of fusion has been mention
ed in connection with the naming of
a city ticket, but it is not belie ved
the proposition will be listened to by
the "Moosers." Let the "Bull Moose"
party stand firm in every portion of
the State, and it will be only a ques
tion of time vvhen the "stand-patters"
as they call themselves, will be heard
of no more.
Fred McLean.
For Sale.
House and large lot, near the Graded
School, also 30 acres of land 2 miles
from town.
Frank Sinclair.
Circuit Court,
The January term of the Adair cir
cuit court opened Monday morning,
people by the hundreds being in town.
Judge J. C. Carter arrived in due
time and by the noon hour the grand-
jury had been instructed and at work, i
The body is composed of twelve good
men, who will be kept busy for seven
or eight days.
It is believed that the greater part
of the first week wili be taken up in
trying felony cases. The civil docket
is about up to the average.and the full
two weeks will be taken up.
During the day Monday the busi
ness on the outside was fairly good,
rhe merchants and the business in the
grocery houses being active during
the day. Several stockmen were here
and a number of mules changed
hands, prices ruling high.
Telegraph Operators.
In the last twelve weeks the Busf
ness University at Bowling Green has
sent out nuiteeu of its telegraph stu
dents to good rail road positions, but
it still has on tile seventy-three vacan
cies which it cannot supply, because
it has sent out all who are ready.
Young men aspiring to such positions
would better take notice.
Robert Sapp, whose home is in the
Pelleyton country, was adjudged of
unsound mind in Judge Moss' court
last Wednesday and ordered sent to
Lakeland. An attendant from the
asylum arrived Thursday morning to
convey him. Eight yaars ago Mr.
Sapp was returned from the asylum,
believing that he had regained his
senses. He is about fifty years old.
. Notice.
All who are indebted to . T; Mc-
affree, deceased, are requested. to set
tle the same with R. A. Waggener at
Mrs. Nona J. McCaffree.
More About the Bond Issue.
Dear Editor:
I am glad that uncle Tommie Jones
and Mr. Wheeler have riz right up
and spoke right out in meetin' just in
time to save the county from bank
ruptcy and ultimate depopulation. As
I write cold chills chase each other
up and down my spine, my hair stands
on end, and cold sweat besprinkles my
brow when I contemplate thedire
calamnity that miglft have befallen
Adair county had these apostles of
popular rights and guardians of the
county's wealth not spoken. One wise
man has said that the majority is al
ways wrong and now that this has
been proven how can we doubt it.
(But I wish to mention that this does
not apply to the folks in the Knifley
section by about 9 to 1 ) A few years
ago more than 80 per cent of the legal
voters in the state of Kentucky voted
iu favor of an amendment to the
state's constitution to enable the
several counties to vote county bonds
to raise money to build roads. And
then the state's legislators (poor fool
ish mortals) passed a law putting this
amendment into effect and also made
another law providing for a 10 cent
state road tax. It is further provided
that this state fund can only be used
to supplement road funds in counties
where the mossbacks are not in the
About 75 counties in the state votod
bonds, maccadamized their roads, and
paid off the bonds away .back yonder
before people ever found out that they
had to go bankrupt and become de
populated on account of the tax. And
the people stayed right at home and
never ran away at all And they do
tell us that land no better than what
we have, in those counties sells for
mora than double the price of ours
and that said counties are growing
rapidly in population and wealth.
"Where ignorance is bliss it is folly
to be wise.-" Had the citizens of our
sister counties had one or two of our
Adair county mossbacks to prophesy
to them they would have all probably
taken bright a short time after voting
their bonds and fled to Adair
county whete folks are not menaced
by good roads. And in what is the
most prosperous district in the state
"The rank thistle would now nod its
head in the wind and the wild fox dig
its hole unscared."
Even now more of us might be
frightened had we not heard of his
voice, like AEsop's ass, braying be
fore. Older citizens who can re
member tell us that when our court
house was built all the mossbacks
rose up and of one accord began to
prophesy and did wail most vehement
ly saying, that we would all be pau
perized as a result of the tax and that
folks in adjoining counties would sooii
have to be totin' us cold victual sand
old clothes. But I daresay that statis
tics show that there are not to-riay
more than a score of persons in the
county's poor house as a result of the
courthouse tax, a nd a few people still
have money with which to buy things
at the store." I do not care whether
the money be raised by voting bonds
or otherwise, but I believe that after
a year or two when the county gets
her roads well graded she should pro
ceed to macadamize them and that
our people could invest money in no
thing from which they could receive
so much pleasure and profit in return
for the money expended.
W. E. Dudley,
Glensfork, Ky.
No Reward Offered.
The officials of Russell county did
not offer a reward for the arrest and
conviction of the theif who stole the
indictments in that county last De
cember. It was thought at first a re
ward would be offered. The coming
grand jury, which will be convened
the third Monday in February, will be
called upon to investigate the looting
of the Clerks office, and will also be
asked to re-indict in all cases in which
the indictment were stolen. It is said
the trial will then proceed at the
February terra, as if nothing had hap
pened, wherever the parties can be
ready for trial
Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunu announce the
engagement of their daughter, Vir
ginia, to Mr. J. H. Goff. The wedding
will take place at the home of the
young lady, Wednesday evening,
February 5th, Columbia, Ky.
Mr. A. O. Young who has been
with his brother, Lewis, in a Louis
ville Hospital, arrived home last Sun
day. He reports his brother doing
well and that he will likely be restor
ed to good health but considerable
time will be required.
The February Woman's Home
An article of great interest and
value to women is published in the
February Woman's Home Companion.
It is an account of the Housewives'
League, an organization of 500,000 .wo
men, which, in two years, has devel
oped to the point whereat is actually
assisting hundreds of thousands of
housewives in the United States to re
duce the cost of "living. One of its
great contentions is that women should
study the market reports in the news
papers in order to get information
about prices which will enable them
to know intelligently whenjthey come
to deal with tradesmen. The article
shows how the plan may be carried
out in any town or cityjinjthe United
States. It also presents a dramatic
picture of the origin of Jthe League.
Mrs. Julian Heath, a New York wo
man, htjd an experience which started
her to thinking. Out: of this exper
ience grew the League. Here is a
story of a woman who started great
Many other importantljarticlesare
included in the February Companion
notably, an interview with John
Drew, "What I Think: ofJWoneu;"
"The Making of a JFather" a true
story; "The Upward Fiirht" true
stories of work, love and sacrifices in
the "slums"; and an article showing
how a widow "woman withjSlOO capital
started a business frorajwhich she is
able to earn a goodincome.
Lively fiction isjcontributed by
Georgia Wood Pangborn, Mary Hast
ings Bradley, Annie Hamilton Don
nell, Justus Miles Forman and Fannie
Heaslip Lea;
The regular Cookiog,Fashion, Home
Decoration and Young People's de
partments are unually interesting and
Quiet Affair
Last Thursday evening, about 6:30,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G.
W. Staples, this city, Mr. S. H Mitch
ell, one of the the best known men in
Adair county, and Miss Margaret
Brooks, a young woman who has made
her home in Columbia since early girl
hood, making many friends by her
ladylike deportment, were quietly
married by Rev. J. H. Chandler, the
ceremony being solemn and impressive.
Only a few close friends were present.
Immediately after congratulations
had been extended, the couple left for
the home of the groom, located in the
suburbs of town.
Special Notiee.
Parties indebted to the firm of Drs
Russell &IIindmau for medical ser
vices and wishing to settle their ac
counts with the doctors will please do
so before Feb. 10, as said firm has
dissolved partnership and will after
that date place all their accounts in
the hands of a co lector. All accounts
due said firm must be settled by that
time some wa, as the doctors will
after that keep separate accounts
while they still occupy the same of
fice. All the voting precincts in Adair
County were expected to select Demo
cratic committeemen last Saturday.
Iu nearly all the precincts elections
were held, and those who did not hold,
committeemen will be appointed. There
is an impression out that there was a
race in South Columbia between Bur
ton Yates and Mr. L. C. Winfrey.
That is a mistake. Mr. Yates name
was the only one placed before the
convention. Mr. Winfrey was not a
Last Friday, Mr. O. A. Taylor who
was w ith the Paul Drug Co.. during
the past two years, bought a one-half
interest in the drug store of Dr. J. X.
Page and the inventory is being taken
to-day. Under the name of Page &
Tavlor the firm will conduct a general
drug business The stock will be in
creased, Mr. Taylor also purchased
from Mr. Henry Ingram the residence
on Bomer Heights, now occupied by
the latter, possession ro be given by
the first of March. Consideration,
TaKe Notice.
All accounts owing Miller & Miller
and A. A. Miller not settled by Feb
uary 1st, will be placed in the hands
of an officer.
A. A. Miller.
:. '
Mr .1. A. Caldwell left a hand of
white hurley tobacco, at this place
which is the finest sample of any crop
we have seen. It is silky and has the
color to perfection.
Born, to the wife of L. E Bradley,
January 15, a daughter.
By some means it is reported that
you cannot get license before May 1st.
This is a mistake, as you can gefc li
cense from the County Clerk for the
year 1913, at any time under date of
January 17th. The game and fish "com"
directs me to take drastic steps to en
force the game and fish laws. A3 the
Grand Jury is now in session, it is the
duty of all law abiding citizens to go
before same and report all cases con
trary to law.
The time is near when wood, wire
and net baskets will be slipped from
their hiding places. Remember, soft
talk from candidates won't "let you
by, "as I will positively destroy any de
vice made to catch fish contrary to
law, and any one attempting to use
same, will be arrested. Let this final.
T. I. Smith.
The following gentlemen compose
the juries for the present term of
Hudson Conover, Mont Harman, W.
C. Rodgers, J. A. Keen, C. C. Roe,
Foreman, Duy Holladay, G. A. Walk
er, Tom Wheat, Lewis Holt, Joe
Beard, George Collins, Jim Frankum.
Drury Moore, Sam Beck, A. R.
Feese, L. M. Grissom, W. S. Pickett,
J. F. Patteson, James Suddarth, Tine
Bryant, J. Z. Collins, John Preston,
G. W. Pike, Ulysess, Coomer Horace
Jeffries, Lonnie Dudley, Chas. Stults,
Alva Harvey, Ed Baker, F. H.
Winfrey, G. A. Murrell, John Young,
M. Cave C. W. Pollard, S. L. Banks.
W. H. Flowers, Ben Conover, F. I.
Ingram, John IN". Conover, F. J. Barg
er, J. Z Pickett.
Eggs for Hatching.
It is a true saying that "The Hen
that lays is the Hen that pays " I
have two breeding pens of S. C.White
Leghorns. You can't beat them for
steady layers, you will find no better
bred Birds in Kentucky than I have.
They are egg producers. They are also
fit for the show. I have no reputation
as a "chicken man" to sell you at 33.00
to S5.00 a setting, but can furnish a
limited number of eggs from above
pens at 5. cents each. That is the net
value of the eggs less the reputation,
if by Parcel Post you pay Postage.
If you will want any of these eggs let
me book your order early
J. O. Russell.
Columbia. Ky.
Bank Election.
Last Wednesday the First'S'atioual
Bank of this place elected the follow
ing directors for the ensueing year:
Brack Massie,
H. K". Miller,
J. D. Lowe,
Albert Mercer,
J. P. Beard,
J. F. Montgomery,
Z. T. Williams .
The directory elected the following!
Baack Massie. Presideut,
H. IS Miller, Vice President,
E. n. Hughes, Cashier,
Bruce Montgomery, Assistant Cashr
A Position Certain
When it is remembered that every
person old or young, male or female,
who has completed a combined course
in the Bowling Green Bcsiness Uni
versity in the last ten years, has gone
immediately to a good position, no
young person should hesitate to fol
low in the footsteps of those who have x
gone before. A position is a certainty
for every qualified person.
Messrs W. II. Goff and Hugh Rich
ardson were in Cumberland county
last week. The former statel to a
IS'ews man that the high waters did a
great deal of damage in Cumberland
county iu the way of removing fenc
ing, lumber and staves. One firm, he
states, lost fifty thousand dollars in
staves at Albany Landing. It was a.
foreign firm. ..
For iale.
Black Jack with white points, 'lo
hands, coming 4 years old 6 choicely
bred Reg-Huriford Bulls, ol' enough
for service, will make special prices to
quick buyers.
R. T. Bier,
Amanda vi. i e:y.

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