THESADAIR COUNT NEWS
THE ADAIR COUNTY HEWS
Published Every Wednesday
Adair County News Company.
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&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.
WED. DEC, 10, 1913
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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.
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.
50 Ladies Coat Suits in the Newest Cloths
and Latest Models.
50 Ladies and Misses Coats also to close at
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
A Discount of 20 per
Big Stock of Boys
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.
With Bushels of Toys. (See our
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.
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
v RUSSELL & CO.
cent off Overcoats
Suits must go
Bogard, Dec. 1, 1913.
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
Office, Front rooms in Jeffries BTd'g
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.
Richmond, Dec, 1, 1913.
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.
Sandy D. Gadberry.
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