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Published Every Friday Established 1887 VOLUME XXVIII. MT. VERNON, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, KYM FRIDAY DEC. 4, 1914 NUMBER 5 SiliD flU I IP iolliil If IJu fllSi L .. i JAMES MARET Who Put Boone Way On the Map, Backed by the ML Vernon Corrmcrr ial Ciub and Members of Boone Way Booster Band Throughout the State. OVERT HETRAL Of Daniel Boone And The "Old Wilderness Road" BOOSTERS CAMPAIGN FOR BOONE WAYA BIG SUCCESS South-Eastern Kentucky Wildly Enthusiastic THE HIGHWAYA SURE GO The Kentucky Good Roads Association Aiding The Movement. -o o o- Mt. Veknon, December 4. 1914. O :eof fie mo-l important campaigns ever put on in the good roads movefnent in south eastern Kentucky wound up its preliminary itineary, over the proposed route of "Boone Way" from Crab Orch ard to Cumberland Gap, at Middlesboro Saturday night under the charge of R. E. Woods, director of the Kentucky Good Roads Asso ciation, assisted by James Maret, of Mt. Veruon, who put "Boone Way" on the map, a highway to be constructed from Cumberland Gap to Crab Orchard. One weeks tour over the route of the proposed lo cation of this the greatest proposed highway between the .North and the South eastern portions ot our country, the connecting link, shows that each of the counties of Lincoln, Rockcastle, Laurel, Knox and Bell not only endorse the idea but propose to place themselves in the position to take advantage of the State aid proposition. Some of these counties propose a bond issue and claim that they will surely put it over. The bond issue appears to be the best and most logical way, but as mentioned, each county works out its owu plan and idoub for raising the necessary revenue to meet the state aid proposition. This campaign trip demonstrates the fact that the Boone Way is a go and nothing under the canopy of the heivens is going to prevent this connecting link being made over the "Old Wilderness Road." 'Boone's Trail' and the "Trail of The Lonesome Pine." Membership in the Kentucky Good Roads Association was eagerly sought by busi ness and professional men along the route when the purposes ot that organization were explained, which are simply to instruct the various counties how to take advantage of the opportunity to get State aid and to go to work for better roads, schools and churches which quick ly follow in the wake of improved highways. All the counties men tioned above are now enthusiastic on the road subject aud their work ers are in the fight with full determination of pushing Boone Way on to Cumberland Gap. It is gratifying to note the great appreciation of south eastern Kentucky is-expressing for the stand the Louisville papers are taking in this Boone Way movement not only by space given in their columns but cash donations in increasing the fund for paying expenses of publicity. The Courier Jonrnal is especially commended for its great assistance and south eastern Kentucky is learning that Louisville, its papers and wholesale merchants are people with whom reciprocity should be practiced. Asic secretary of Boone Way at Mt. Veruon what wholesale cities have contributed to postage or any other fund to promote the construction of this great highway. The recoids show Louisville only. Cincinnati aud Knoxville furnish ed a big bunch of wind in way of promises for aiding the movement in exchange for the trade south Eastern Kentucky was giving these two cities. Not as much as one cent has either of these cities con tributed to the postage or auy other fund in putting this great high way movement before the country. The merchants and business men of the South Eastern part of our state are considering the question closely and no doubt will throw a good portion of their trade to that city which has given and will continue giving evidences that they ap preciate the mountain trade aud dont want to "hog" it all without some "reciprocity" as some other cities have done. The tour of the good roads men developed the fact that South Eastern Keutuoky ap preciates Louisville's efforts to assist in ever possible way in pushing the Boone Way thru and will not forget that city's traveling salesmen when coming thru this territory especially if they are weariug the "Boone Way Booster" button, which they procure from the Secre tary of Boone Way Booster Band, Mt. Vernon. If you go into South Eastern Kentucky you should wear the but ton and boost Boone "Way, "on to Cumberland Gap." Joe Bosworth and C. W. Metcalf the original good road men are still enthusiastic workers, they never surrender. They were present of the Bell county meetings and joined in the eood work of mishint? the ?ood thing along toward the Gap. o o o The bluegrass cities have nothing over the mountain cities. A go od number of the latter have fine colleges, splendid graded schools. good churches, electric lights, water works, natural gass, first class, hotels, with all modern fixtures, wholesale and retail busi i ess houses and good business men to push them Pineville is erecting a i 835.000 rr.idprtnrirl lii.rliu,-linl i,..;i.i;.. n .' ,. I . - o .- 4j...1wux uunuiiig. nns a new passenger station costing $30,000 a new bridge connecting this station to the city across Cumberland river costing Sla.000. Bell county's assessment, n. shows up in the $11,000,000 column. o o o Travelers, both civil and commercial, could show their good wilj ' '" dicuy aoetter way than by wearing a Boone Way IWter But J 3 W uueu hi aouwi eastern Kentucky. Write secretary Commercial Uub Mt. Vernon. Ivy., enclosing 5 cents for button whmii will make you a member, entitle you to all th honors bestowed upon ail good boosters working for the construction of this proposed great highway Wear the button and be recognized as one among the boosters. ooo Lincoln county will build three miles of Boone Way from Crab Orehard to Rockcastle line in 1915. ooo Laurel county citizens claim they will be ready to push on their portion of Boone Way thru their county as soon a any other county. I'hoir read is already graded from Pittsburg and London to Corbiu over the abandoned roadbed of the L, & N. Which, changed us route be tween those points some fifteen months ago, ooo Rockcastle will build ten miles of its twenty in 1915, possibly more of it and finish across th ) county in 191G. ooo" Judge T J. Asher of Bell county has the honor of doing the first construction on Boone Way. He is building three miles ot this high way in his couuty. ooo Bell county will vote a $230,000 bond issue in January for Boone vVay and good roads over that good county. ooo Knox county will call an election at an early date for voting on bond issue for good roads. The citizens claim it will carry with a good majority to spare. ooo Barbourville has 40 automobiles.-Pineville has some, Middlesboro .i good number, and London a few, Mt. Vernon ncue, Crab Orchard several With a highway put thru the number of machines would in crease GOO per cent in most of these towns. o o ox Barbourvill' proposes tc present Mt. Vernon's secretary of Boone Club with uu automobile when road is built. w ooo The Knox Fiscal court convened to hear Boone Way talk. ooo There are now 80 members of the Kentucky Good Ro.-irt Assn. ciation rlong Boone Way. ooo A monument will be erected at Cumberland Gap next May to the memory of Daniel Boone to serve as a "marker" of Bonn's Trail in. to the "dark and bloody ground." The monument will be placed by me uaugnters ot tile American Revolution. ooo Joe Bosworth who made a six year fieht to tret the o-nnd ronHs state aid bill thru is a hot worker in the Boone Way movement. ooo Judge T. T. Asher has the credit of doing the first construction on Boone Way. ooo Bell county has opened a stone quarry and is putting in a siding to load stone to be used on Boone Way. ooo A Louisville firu has put Daniel Boone Coffee on the market in honor of the highway. ooo Sixty six counties of our state have no turnpikes. ooo Merchanis. Throw your trade to Louisville, tho nit-.v f.hat. w aided Boone Way and will continue to do so. ooo Knoxville and Cincinnati' want the trade of South Eastern Ken tucky but isn't willing to even contribute a postage stamp toward promoting highways for merchants and citizens to haul their goods ooo W. L. Moss general manager Continental Ccal Company, Pine ville took the boosters over his Straight Creek roads on an engine. ooo Judge J. H S. Morrison and J. Frank White of Cumberland Gnn attended the Middlesboro meeting. ooo Judge J. W. Montgomery mortored over from Tazwell, Tenn., to be present at the Middlesboro road meeting. ooo A. W. Soward a mighty good man who used to be with the SiG nal is loreman of Barbourville Advocate office. ooo Dr. G. H, Albright, formerly of Rockcastle and Dr. W. Burnsfde who is from Garrard county are among the warmest Barbourville highway boosters. ooo Wm. Tye. Barbourville's chief of boosters followed the o-nnd mad men to Pineville and Middlesboro and kept them in the middle of the nignway. PRE-INVENTORY Siltj ooo H. C. Chappell met our highway men at Pineville with copies of his good publication Three States which is chock full of road items. ooo I C. W. Metcalf the originator of "Old Wilderness Boulevard" movement (later named Boone Way by James Mareff is still warmly advocating the construction of this proposed highway. On a .visit to tne .f meviite bun othce with him the writer was shown the original editorial writted by Mr. Metcalf on this road movement under date of January 13, 1914. 000. Mrs. A. W. Soward, formerly ot this place has charge of the tiiverside Hotel, Barbourville, thestaud which "Boss Anderson" ran so long. Lantern slides showing map of Boone Way will be used in the picture shows from Crab Orchard to Cumberland Gap. " 000 . BIG CROP OF BARGAINS A GIGANTIC MERCHANDISE EVENT NOTE THE DATES DECEMBER COME 5 th to 31 AVe Save You 5 " to 40 OUR STORES ARE ALIVE WITH BARGAINS MANUFACTURERS & Jobbers were suffering from the general business depression during the first six months of the year; this fact put us in better position than exer to secure the biggest kind of Bargains. We have piled in a stock wliich, for size, quality and low prices, has never been equalled in our exper- 27 years. lence or HOLIDAY GOODS, TOO We are showing the largest and most beautiful line of Holiday Goods ever shown in Mt. Vernon Prices Completely Smashed on DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, NOTIONS, LADIES' SUITS, CLOAKS, UNDER WEAK, SHOES, STOVES, FURNITURE Etc., Etc., Etc. 1 The newspapers along the line are doing good work. 000 . W. H. Paynter and E. A. Pollard are London's live wires in the movement. 000 Dr. J. H.Pai'uer and' J. J. Young are keeping up the work at Corbiu. 000 Boone Way will be routed from Barbourville via Corbin, on to London north. 000 R. L. Collier, J. Thomas Cherry and J. B. Willis are ably look ing after highway interests at the Crab Orchard terminus. 000 John Robins, tt. H. Hamm, and Albert Hiatt keep things in line at Brodhead. 000 Livingston is well represented in good roads boosters by Will Owens, G. S. Griffin, J. P. Drumraond, J. W. fcams, R. J. Lemonds and others. J. W. Creech at East Bernstadt will see that things at his place will move along in road promotion. 000 When in the mountains you should be careful how you handle the name of Daniel Boone except in praise. We think pretty highly of Daniel up this -way. 000 T. C. Lay, Whitley'slegislative member was at the Corbin meeting. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy The Motheks' ,Ea$orite' "1 give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to my children when they have colds or coughs," writes Mrs Verne Shaffer, Vandergrift, Pa. 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