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t i. I i THfcjADAIR; COUNTS l?NEWS 1 THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS Published Every Wednesday - - BY JHE Adair County News Company. ( Incorporated. ) SHAS. S. HARRIS EDITOR. Democratic newspaper devoted to the ln srat of the City of Columbia and the people Adair and adjacent counties. Entered at the Columbia Post-office as sec ad class mall matter. WED. DEC. 24, 1913 In another column we repro duce an article from the Interior Journal touching our efforts to secure the building of a railroad, and also showing an interest on the part of the people of Lincoln county to unite with Casey and Adair and build from Columbia to Stanford. At this wirting our people are not yet in position to make any definite proposition, but before many moons pass they will put up a proposition 'with the intent of success. At present the soliciting of funds is the order, and until a substan cial amount has been pledged no propositions will be made from this county. We are busy and in earnest and as soon as condi tions will warrant we will seek an ally to open up this county to the business world. Many of t)ur people are inclined to seek xo-operation from Casey and Lincoln counties and build to a connection with the C. S. road. There cannot be a doubt but it would prove a good proposition, and if a road was built would be .a valuable feeder to that line, and would divert the entire traffic of several counties in this section to theCincinnati markets. .As matters now stand we are merely seeking an outlet, and the sucscriptions are being made so they will apply to any line or any rcnmpany that will give railroad -connection. The survey made jnany years ago, from Stanford to Columbia, furnished the facts .and figures showing that it would "be far less expensive than the average road in this State. Also a survey, made a few years ago to Greensburg, showed that a connecting link from Columbia to the L. & N., could be built at a very moderate cost. "-Vhen our subscriptions reach a sum sufficient to justify the commit tee appointed to handle this move ment, we will then seek co-oper-ration from others who desire a closer relation with the businiss .of this part of the State. If the people of Lincoln and Casey rcounties are willing to join in on the suggestion of The Interior Journal it behooves them to get i work, stir up and be in posi tion to make or accept a prop osition. Inclined to seek compa ny and connection with the L. & 3tf., at its nearest point the peo ple of Greensburg . and Green -county ought to help for it means jgood to that county as well as this. Mr. George Peters, the well Jniown newspaper man, who wrote over the nom de plume, Argus, died in a sanitarium at Xouisville last Thursday. He twas a very popular gentleman quid his death is a serious loss. Be was buried at his old home, Central City. The Administration Currency jBill passed the Senate by a large majority. Six Republicans and one Progressive voted for the measure. If we read it aright, theadoption of this law will put a stop to panics. Duunville. Mr, James Dickerson who has been in Cincinnati for about six months is at home, a sprained ankle being the cause of his re turn. Mrs. Kate Price is having a new dwelling erected, Mr. John Kinney being the contractor. Mr. Ben Russell's new barn was burned Sunday night about 10 oclock making the second barn burned for Mr. Russell in six months and two days. Mr. Russell must have an enemy. A Mr. Louis gave a musical entertainment at Luttrell creek school house Saturday night, all report a good time. Mr. James Dickerson is spend ing the week at Webbs X Roads waiting on his brother-in-law N. E. Weir. who has been ill for sometime. On account of short crops, corn gathering was of short dur ation in this community. Some of our boys have returned from the west and a lot more are expected home to enjoy Xmas., with us. Most all of our schools will close before the first of the year some of our teachers are talking of going to Georgia for the com ing winter. Mr. D. Jones our merchant is doing a good business. Messrs Ruberts and Thomas are doing a thriving huxter busi ness. I keep on hands a full stock of coffins, caskets, and robes. I also keep Metallic Caskets, and Steel Boxes and two hearses. Prompt service night or day. Residence Phone 29, office Phone 98. 45-1 yr J. F. Triptett, Ad, Columbia, Ky. Absher. Mr. Jesse Absher has moved to his farm near Knifley. Born to the wife of Mr. R. A. Cooley a daughter Dec. 17th. Misses Becca Brockman and Vinnie Weatherf ord were at Gar lin Weatherford's Sunday. Miss Fannie Renfro spent Tuesday night with the Misses Dillingham's. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Thomas and little son, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Willis and children were at Owen Humphress last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Absher, Cray Craft, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Asher, Cane Valley, spent Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Absher. Mr. H. B. Robertson and fam ily were at Mr. W. A. Hump hress' last Sunday. The social at G. C. ' Russell's last Tuesday night was largely attended all report a nice time. Misses Lillian VanCleave and Myrtle Watson spent one night last week with Mrs. G. C, Rus sell. For Sale. I have three Poland China boars f which I will sell. Joe Harris, Columbia, Ky. 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 " " $12.00 . " " $10.00 50 " " $10.00 " " $7.50 A Discount of 20 per cent off Overcoats Big Stock of Boys Suits must go regard les of Cost. - 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 ancj 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 Sale. i ; A44 RUSSELL i& CO. December Santa A KODAK Brownie No. f " " 2, " " 2a, Jeweler, From Missouri. Bogard, 12,13, 1913. Editor News: On the unlucky day of an un lucky month of an unlucky year, for is it not 1913? I pen you some items of News and retro spect from the fertile plains of Missouri. As the blessed festival of Christmas draws nigh, my mind reverts to where my loved ones live in North Carolina and to The Old Kentucky Home. Missouri appeals to me as the land where corn, wine, and oil abound, and the Missouri mule is the patron saint thereof. As I now live near where Jes se James first saw the light, I find that he and Cole Young are canonized. While environment had a great deal to do with shap ing the destiny of these bold ban dits; and while they doubtless have redeeming traits, I make haste slowly as to investing them with the halo of demi-gods. Still I am highly pleased with Carroll county, Missouri. In no portion of the Union have I ever seen better exempli fied plenty and prosperity. The land of hogs, cattle, wheat, corn, poultry, vineyards and the orchard; all the cullinary needs are at hand and table fare is un excelled any where I have ever been. The climate here is some cold er than in Kentucky, but at pres ent is delightful. Last week and the one before are dark, murky and rainy. We had mud in Kentucky; but not the Missouri article. Mud here, sticks like tar. No man not reared in a prairie region knows how to clean his feet on first arrival. A sojourner from the South is accustomed to stamping his ieet and the sand mixture slides off. That is not the beginning of prairie mud. You scrape, and then scrape again; and behold a generous slice of real estate on either hoof. Nearly all Kentuckians make their debut into Missouri society with a pair of cow-boy boots and a belt laden with a pair of adult six shooters. I proved an excep tion; for I learned more than twenty years ago that a civilized man does' not need a ponderous gun as a part of masculine attire. On trains the officials protect you, in cities the police, and among strangers the best pro tection is a polite, genteel de meanor. I am still teaching, and don't even carry a "Colt's auto matic" in the school room. Harking back to celebrities, I have been to birth place of Mark Twain; and I feel more inclined to regard him as a patron saint that to glorify Jssse James, or the Missouri mule. When a boy, I read Innocents Abroad and Tom Sawyer, and 4Lj illM FOR XMAS Picture 2x2 $1.00 ",l 2x3 2.00 2i x 41 3.00 " 3i x 4 4.00 Folding Brownie $5 .00, $7.00, $9. and $10.00 Vest Pocket Kodaks $6.00 Folding Pocket Kodaks $10.00 up Fine Assortment Premo Cameras, Kodaks, Albums, Developing Tanks and all Supplies. MURRAY BALL, - - - Columbia, Ky. Holt Hotel, Jamestown, Kv THIS HOTEL IS OPEN TO TnE 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. have later read several of his other productions. His humor was pure, erudite; and had no immoral tendency. I have seen criticisms of Inno cents Abroad, from men who venerated the lies written by old travelers; but think Mark Twain gave the most vivid and realistic portrayal of the Holy Land I ev er read. Then who could help enjoying his description of Buck Fanshaw and his eulogy by Scotty Briggs? I am not very far from the cave which figures in Tom Saw yer, and in which Mark Twain was lost. Does Rollin Hurt remember when he and I were lost in a cave? Godblees old Kentucky and all her people. Melvin L. White.' Coburg. I We havp hnrl snmp vorv fine weather which makes one feel better. R. K. Young was here last Wedsnesday on business. Mr. Tom Jarvis traveling man was here a few days ago looking after the trade. The Presbyterrian meeting which had been in progress at Kellyville for more than 10 days under the management of Rev. W. B. Henderson and Mrs. For est, closed last Wednesday night with ten additions and interest greatly revived. The health of this community is as good as any time for some weeks past. Mr. J. W. Sublett, Cane Velley was in our community one day last week on business. The sale of Waller Martin's last Friday was largely attended most everything brought fair prices. Mr. Waller Martin has moved to Casey's creek, having left here for that point last Saturday The little son of Oscar Corbirt who resides in Mt. Carmel neigh borhood and who happened to an accident breaking one of his limbs in a buggy wheel more than two weeks ago, was taken to the hospital at Lebanon last Friday for treatment. Our public school closed last Saturday night with an enter tainment which is very credita ble to the management of the of the school. R. B. Wilson, candy drummer was here last Friday looking af ter theirade. . A f JL ' f ' f-JSi.