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THESADAIR COUNT NEWS
: THE ADAIR COUNTY HEWS Published Every Wednesday BY THE Adair County News Company. ( Incorporated.) -TT ... , . - " &HAS. S. HARRIS EDITOR. Democratic newspaper devoted to the ln rtt of the City of Columbia and the people A.dalrand adjacent counties. Xntered at the Columbia Post-office as sec ad cl&ss mail matter. r WED. DEC, 10, 1913 . i .. . - On another page in the issue, a call for a me'etjng of the cit izens of Columbia and Adair county will be seen. The pur pose is fully set forth in said call, and we trust that the court house will be crowded with de termined men who will neither flicker nor falter until this move ment is crowned with suecess. Already Columbia is the best in land town in the State, but with moderate facilities for shipping, her growth in population and business would soon out rival any town in South Central Kentucky. Within two or three years after securing railroad service, her population would double, her business quadruple and values materially increase in every part -of the county. We are withm twenty miles of a great railroad system with but little natural ob struction in the way, not even necessity for a deep cut or other expensive work before track lay ing, and yet, for years, this -county has poured its resources into to the trade of another town, slept for a half century within the reach of reasonable effort to develop its own resources losing tremendously every year and doing without many of the conveniences of life. Land . val ues are held down to the lowest price. Old methods still prevail. With no enterprise or opportuni ty to create new business or to enlarge present operations thousands of citizens of vim and vigor have gone to other sec tions and made good. This con dition would be changed by se curing a railroad, and it is im material where we connect or what line of road that receives our business. The important joint is connection. It is not so much competition we need, as facilities to get out and in, to and from the centers of trade and markets. As we see it the L. & N., is in as good position to 'give the service so badly needed, ras any other road. It is within twenty miles of our town and could be built to this place for .one-fourth what it would cost any other lina of road, besides :lt would give just as profitable service, as good passage and as low rates as any other road. Let us all meet next Wednesday evening and get together on some j)lan, and if the bulk of our cit izens will unite, some way can be worked out that will bring a road. It is up to this communi ity to save itself from industrial iflecay, and the sooner we realize tthis the sooner we should get ibusy and cast it off. The Kentuckian is a new pa j)er just started at Jackson, Ky., 5n opposition to Beckham's can didacy for United States Sen ator. Well, that is all. Nearly tevery body in this neck of the woods is for Beckham. Stanley -yill likely carry Breathitt county. What if he should? There are' 319 other counties in the State. The State Journal pays a nice compliment to Attorney Gener al Garnett under the head A good day for Kentucky. "The Commonwealth of Kentucky had a "field day" in the Supreme Court of the United States Mon day, when it won two cases, in volving questions of importance to the neonle a rate case and a tax suit. Attorney General Gar nett, who argued the Greenbriar freight rate case and the United States Fidelity and Guaranty case before the Supreme Court has a right to feel complaisant over his achievement in behalf of the State. While the Court again declined to pass upon the constitutionality of the McChord bill in the former, it by implica tion seems to have said that it has no jurisdiction and that the matter of making interstate rates belongs exclusively to the State, which is satisfactory as anything could be to the State Railroad Commission and the people of Kentucky. The United States Fi delity and Guaranty Company is a foreign corporation, which makes reports on the commercial rating of business houses the country over. Itresisteda tax in this State but the Supreme Court held that it would have to submit and thus laid down the doctrine that such foreign corporations doing bus iness in Kentucky must contrib ute to the State's revenues. It was a good day's work for Ken tucky, which was ably represent ed in the legal battles against the best talent the resources of a great railroad system and a big Eastern corporation could hire. Col. John H. Whallen, the philanthropist and noted politi cian of Louisville, died last week. His purse was at all times open to the poor, and he will be missed by that class of citizens more than any other class, though thousands of people throughout the State regretted to hear of his death. His polit ical enemies feared him, though in the social walks of liie he was as gentle as a woman. He en tered the Confederate army at 13 and died at the age of 63. Attorney General James Gar nett defended the Kentucky Pooling act before the Supreme Court in Washington last week. His contention was that the law was not in conflict with the Sher man act. "Before the passage of the law" said he, "combina tion of buyers had so depressed the price of tobacco below the cost of production that many farmers were forced into bank ruptcy. 1 ALL'S Jewelry has a Characteristic, -' a style, an Artistic Charm, a Pleas ing, Satisfying Completeness. It is the Acme of the Jeweler's Art, the Concep tion of a Master the work of a Genius. MURRAY BALL, Jeweler. Constipation PoIsonsYou. If you are constipated, your entire system is poisoned by the waste mat ter kept in the body serious results ofen follow. Use Dr. King's New Life Pills and you will soon get rid of constipation, headache, and other troubles. 25c. at Paull Drug Co., or bo mail. H. E. Bucklen & Co., Phila. St. Mouis. Specials for 50 Ladies Coat Suits in the Newest Cloths and Latest Models. 50 Ladies and Misses Coats also to close at Bargain prices. 50 Ladies and Misses Rain Coats, just the thing for the Rainy Season now due. 100 Men's Suits $15.00 values for $12.50 100 50 t $12.00 $10.00 ( tc A Discount of 20 per Big Stock of Boys regard Ies Nobby Line of Hats and Young Men's Caps. The largest stock of Shoes in South Central Kentucky, you can't beat it in the cities. Old With Bushels of Toys. (See our windows) Our line of Handsome Holiday Gifts surpass es all former efforts. Silverware, Beau tiful Decorated China, Artistic Cut Glass, Italian Statuary, Brass Goods, Leather Goods, Embroideried Linens, Anything and Everything you want in Christmas ' Boxes, with Christmas Seals, Tags, &c Fine Hosiery, Handkershiefs, Ties and Sus penders in Holiday Boxes. 4 All Winter Goods Will Be Priced Down The backward season has caused us to make Sweeping reductions in prices on over stock ed lines of Underwear, Gloves, Bed Blankets, Comforts Sweaters, Rubber Goods, Woolen Dress Goods, Suitings, Ginghams, Flannels, Outings, Eiderdowns, Fur Sets, Muffs, Scarfs, Woolen Headwear, in fact all Winter Goods will be placed down for this December Sale. v RUSSELL & CO. December n ct $10.00 $7.50 tc (i cent off Overcoats Suits must go of Cost. Santa From Missouri. Bogard, Dec. 1, 1913. Editor News: I have thought several times since I returned from my visit back home last summer, that I would write a letter to the News. It had been nearly four years since we left Kentucky, there-! fore I was anxious to make a visit. So on August the 18th, in company with my old friend, Gwin Stone of Hale, Mo., we started for the Columbia Fair. When we arrived in Louisville I began to look for people that I knew. In Lebanon I met a few of the Adair and Green county boys. When we left for Camp bellsville there were three chil dren who took seats opposite me. They looked so pleasing I had to ask who they were, and they said they were Will Lyon's chil dren, of Campbellseille Pend ence, James and William. They all have the Pleasant smiles of their father and mother both. They had a nice basket of fruit they had brought from their grandpa Yates, which they di vided with us. -In Campbellsville weKmet quite a few acquaint ances, and when we reached Co lumbia, we were greeted by a number of friends and relatives, Charlie Browning being one of the number, who conveyed us to his home. There we were met by my brother-in-law, Mr. Ebb Salmon and f rmily, and my old friend, R. W. Shirley, who went around with me a good part of the time. While the next two davs were SDent at the Fair. I nrf fn C!u riahi- Viprp that T "" " ""J &" WW "V, -. don't think I ever spent two days at the Columbia Fair any happier. Of course there was lots of nice stock, but this did not interest me like meeting the the people. Though when the colt show was pulled off I felt like I would like to be in the ring with a halt er on a nice Peacock colt and show Mr. Rich Paull and Will Flowers and others how I could take the blue ribbon over them like I used to. do, ha ha. I spent two weeks at home. During that time I was in seven ty different homes and lots others I wanted to go to, but my time was too short. I don't know how long it would have taken me to get around. Cousin Joe Lyon said he stayed four months and then didn't get near around. I had a good visit in Green county with my wife's people also with Bro. Sandidge and fam ily. In fact, I enjoyed my visits everywhere I went, Gradyville, Bliss, Milltown, Columbia and Montpelier. It certainly affords me a great deal of pleasure to recall the pleasant conversations I had with friends while there. I was glad to have Nat Walker come home with me. It was certainly a treat for our children to be with one of their former neighbors and schooolmate. Well, last Thursday was Thanksgiving and Frank Shirley and family, Jim Shirley, Sawney Browning, and the Wilmores took their baskets and went to the home of Mrs. Bettie Burbidge and sons and gave them a sur prise. There are no better peo ple than these. We were sorry the Gradyville letter was missed last week. Hope we will see two good, newsy letters this werk. Holt Hotel, Jamestown, Kv. THIS HOTEL IS OPEN TO THE traveling public. The table is suppli ed with the best the market affords. Cozy rooms and close attention paid to guests. Fare very reasonable. Good feed barn attached. Residence Phone 13 B Business Pho e 13 P DR. J. N. MURRELL DENTIST Office, Front rooms in Jeffries BTd'g up Stairs. Columbia, - Kentucky I was glad to see a letter from my old friend. L. B. Ward, writ ten to W. M.'Wilmore,and pub lished in the News. I saw him in Texas in September, 18S6. We had some cold weather in October, but November has been very warm and wet. Wheat has made a rapid growth, pastures are fine. Farmers are busy husk ing corn and doing fall plowing. Most Respectfully, Luther Wilmore. From California. Richmond, Dec, 1, 1913. Editor News: With your permission for a small space in your paper will say that every edition of the News mentioning many names once familiar to me, makes me homesick for a sight of old Ken tucky, though it has been many years since I left there. I can- not forget the glorious times I spent during my boyhood days rollicking over hills and valleys of old Adair county, though from my third to my eighth year, near Montpelier, Russell county. When twenty years old, I left old Kentucky for the West, and have lived in Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and lastly in California. Was in San Francisco a number of year3 prior to the big earthquake and fire of 1906, which burned five square miles of the business sec tion of the city. It was an expe rience I never want to go through again. Then I came to this little city, which is just nine miles northeast of San Francisco, and across the bay of the latter name. Our town is just thirteen years old with a pobulation of twenty thousand people. We have two trans continental rail roads, and one local, also the ter minal of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fee railroad with big shops and round houses located here. About one hundred and twenty five trains per day enter our lit tle city of factories, the largest of which is the Standard Oil Com pany, with a plant costing over ten million dollars and employing over two thousand men. The climate is mild here only eight degrees colder in winter than summer, and rains only during late fall and winter. Vegetables and strawberries all the year. There are quite a number of Kentuckians living here, and there are people from every coun try in the world. I ran across a negro from Kentucky, and asked him did he like possum and sweet potatoes? He said; "Go way child and don't talk about them good tjjings to eat. It makes me right away." I see by the New3 that Z. T. Williams lives in or around Columbia. I once went to school to one Z. T. Williams at Montpelier, Russell county, prob ably the same. Sespectfully, Sandy D. Gadberry.