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LICKING VALLEY COURIER
LICKING VALLEY COURIER ,,. - Issued Thursday by The Morgan County Publishing Co. Terms One Dollar a year In tdvence. All communications dressed to the Editor. should tn ad- H. G. COTTLE, Editor. Entered as second class matter April 7, 1910, at the post-office at West Liberty, Ky., under the Act of March 3, 1879. " Advertising-Rates-101 cents per inch, net, for j space. Composition, position, etc., extra. Obituaries (cash to accompany or der), business readers, political read ers, etc , 5 cents per line per insertion. If you are dissatisfied with your lot get a real estate man to sell it. . ' ' It is important to inquire whether "Texas" also- has recognized Caranza. -"Mexico is my country. " don't hear any other bids. -Pancho Villa. Well, we Out of Germany's 10,000,000 many will be "French", fried. tons of potatoes not Our republican friends are saying that it is better to be right than President, poor things. What Roads Mean. .. The value of improved roads can be summarized under the following headings: First Reduction in the cost of hauling; Second Increase in the value of lands within the zone of im provement. ' Third Increase of productive area through the making of un cultivated lands accessible. ". Fourth The possibility of more profitable crops for the less profitable ones. Fifth-The ability of a produc er to market" his product at a time when prices are most favor able instead of ; marketing them only when the roads will permit. Marietta (O.) Journal. A republican is to be Ambassador to Mexico, and it must be admitted that that is just the place for a republi can. A California young man held his breath ten minutes and lived to tell the tale. This is an advertisement for California's atmosphere. . Serbia evidently does not propose to depend on the moral support of the allies. Remembering Belgium, it demands physical support. ' 1 The results of one's evil deeds may not be immediate ly apparent, but, like the proverbial chickens, they are sure to come home to roost. Col. Roosevelt generally manages to start a flow thought with his linguistic bungstarter every time whangs anything or anybody. ' . of he British unmarried women are .urged to marry the "broken Heroes" of war. The idea is good, but there will hardly be heroes enough to go around. .-' ' MayorvThompson, of Chicago, says his conscience or dered him to close the saloon3 on "Sunday. On the rest of the days of the week his conscience is quiescent. He who wears the most sanctimonious look, prays the loudest, sings with the most unction and sports the most immaculate linen on Sundays may have a soul as black as hell. : : ' ' SCISSORS & PASTE I Good Things Clipped from! I Our Exchanges with an j Occasional Comment j By' the Editor. u mm Experiment d Board of Prison , Commissioners Solves -' Problem ,'': mm mm to taxpayers .Intereoiing Statement Issued by War den 'A. J. G. Wells, of the Kentucky State. ," Reformatory State Farm , Shows' Profit of $4,826.81 ' During Fourteen Months. Hard Labor. Wilson Barrett used to tell an amusing story against nimseii. At a time when he had a lot of workers redecorating his private residence, thinking to give them a treat, he asked if, after work one evening, they would like to have seats to go and see him play in "The Lights o' London,", nt the Princess theatre. They said they didn't mind if they did, and being compliment ary tickets, all went on a Satur day night to see their employer's performance. 4 At the end of the week Bar ret's eye caught sight of this i- tem against each workman's name on the pay sheet: . "Satur day night. Four hours over time at Princess theatre, eight shillings." Tit-Bits. Money to Burn, ; i I ' "Economy has its pains aa well as its pleasures," says a Wash ington preacher, "if the experi ence of an old darky of my ac quaintance in Virginia counts for anything. "One spring, for some 'reason, old Mose was, going round Jowd with the face 1 "dissatisfaction: When ordering your statue you should be sure to see that it is not made of metal capable 6f being converted in to bullets and cartridges. Nobody can tell what will hap pen to it in case 6f international complications. The Germans are using a gas, described by some who have felt its effects as of "pleasing odor" though it suffo .cates and produces convulsive symptoms resembling epi leptic fits. The odor, of course, is provided to render the treatment huniane. When questioned, he poured forth a voluable tale ofw6e in these terms: . . , ' ' ; jviarse Tom, he come to me last fall an' he say, "Mose, dey's gwine to be a hard winter, so you be keerful, an, save yo' wagts fast an' tight." "'An' I believe Marse Tom. lyessah. I believe him, an' I save, an save, an' when de win ter come it ain't got no hard ships, an' dere I was wid all dat money just thrown on my hands!' ' Exchange. WHY KICK? v The election is past, but whether or not "it is all over" -as the old saying goes who can tell? Charges and counter-charges of fraud are being made by both the dom inant parties, which, reduced to its last analysis, is only another case of the pot calling the kettle black. The usa of money and whiskey to influence voters ought to be, and in fact is, one of the most flagrant frauds that can be per petrated in an election; and what political party, the pro hibitionists not excepted, would not use these means to secure an election? The defeated party and its nominees will, of course, yell "fraud!" the loudest, because, as a rule, the defeated politician is not broad-minded enough to see nor liberal enough to acknowledge that all shields have two sides and that 'possibly one side might be made of silver and the other side of gold. I have heard candi dates for local office, Whose defeat the early election re turns seemed to indicate, cry "fraud! fraud!" and de nounce election boards in the most vehement terms, but when later returns assured them of the nomination they were the nrst to decide tnat a more honest election was never held in Morgan county. I don't suppose any of us are entirely satisfied with . 1 . m , il l I the results oi tne recent election, out what s the use of kicking about it? It will only complicate matters and we had as well bow to the inevitable. If the officers-elect make good public servants they will do good for all par ties alike; and if they prove to be corrupt and incompetent perhaps some of us will live to get a "whack" at them later on. At any rate let's all be optimisticlet's give them a chance. It is our duty to co-operate with them until they prove unworthy. It is unpatriotic and un American to condemn without an impartial trial. When winter comes we mightily favor good roads. Odd Bits of News. . Altoona, Pa. Unable to speak above a whisper for four years, Miss Mollie Frisch, an invalid from pulmonary troubles, awoke from a dream in which she thought she approached death, and found that she could speak perfectly again. She declares; she is going to get well. Greenport, L. I. After hic coughing for ten months, Court land Brooks is dead at his home here. When he began to hic cough he was taken to a hospital and put in a plaster, but contin ued to hiccough even in his sleep. Physicians diagnosed his malady as tuberculosis of the spine. Danbury, Conn. With his right arm severed near the elbow and the flesh Hanging in shreds, John Calkins, '24 ' years old, a chauffeur,, drove his automobile with his remaining hand two miles to get surgical aid. His arm was cut off by an ensilage cutter. Philadelphia, Pa. -"There are wheels in my head," said a Marl ton, N. J. man to the head phy sician at Cooper hospital, Cam den,, N. J. The physician exam amined the man's ear and found twenty-three small'wriggling ob jects which were identified by an entomologist as the larvae oi a fly. The man had been sleeping on the ground and it is thonght a female fly laid the eggs which were hatched by body heat, Waycross, Ga. Dr. J. H, Lat mer, member or the city council, had an operation performed to remove a No. 6 birdshot from be tween liis fingers. The 6hot en tered his arm over eighteen years ago and had never troubled him Frankfort, (Special.) The ex periment of employing the prisoner:; of the state on the State Farm seems to' be a decided success. After u thor ough trial of the plan of the Board of Prison. Commissioners and Warden Wells, there is a net profit to the stae of J4.S2C.81 In fourteen months. At the request of H. C. Terrell, Com missioner of 1-toads, A. J.G.Wells, War den of the Kentucky State Reforma tory, has prepared a statement cover ing the period the' plan has been in op eration. Warden Wells covers his two years' experience with a limited num ber of"pri3oners on tne -St'8 Farm. Mr. Wells said in part: "the Legislature "of 1914 authorized by law the lease of a farm, with an option of purchase at the end of the lease, lit accordance therewith, the Board of Prison Commissioners, on recommendation of myself, as Warden, and wlth the approval of the Sinking Fund, Commissioners, of which the Governor Is a member, leased die Mas- tin farm, consisting of 4G2 acres, about 1 miles from the prison, and in' the bend , of the Kentucky, river, just op posite1 the new capitol, for an annual rentat'of ?i,600 per year. The Legis lature adjourned on March 19, 1014, negotiations were carried on with sev eral landowners and a contract con cluded, and prisoners were put to work on the farm April 10, 1914. This, of course, was too late to get the best results-- the first year. Thia late start, Which was unavoidable, and the severe drouth which followed, mado It a trying test for the first year, but In Bplte of both of these serious handi caps, even this year made a most sat isfactory showing. 1 , "A summary of expenditures and re ceipts of the farm, from April, 1914, to July 1, 1915, shows a net gain on July 1, 1915, of J4.820.81, after charging the farm with all labor at the same av erage price paid insido the prison. Moreover, this net (fain does not take Into account many crops that had not devejoped sufficiently for accurate In voice on saiii date. These crops are. as follows: ih acres of tobacco, 2o acres oi late Irish potatoes,, t, acre of fevee't potatoes, 8'' tlxca sugar ckno, 7 acres turnips, 2 'j ' tares, cabbage, 15 aeres leans, 5 acrot grfwi'v ii acre tiWat-tcrSrrSlitrsf acreV melons. . ' ' . j . (." "The- season since' July 1 has con tinued good; 'and tho products abovo named have milled very materially to the balance above stated, We have, Blnce July 1, put up for use In the prison 1,000 gallon cans 'of beans, to matoes, corn and apples. All the cattle and hogs are slaughtered at tho farm, and sold to the prison at less price than the packfng houses furnish otiier state institutions similarly situated. The meats, vegetables and other prod ucts are. served fresh, and are alto gether inor$ wholesome and pnlat.itie than from the packers' cold storage. The better health of the prison popu lation resulting is within Itself a large assot.- ; , ; "The iurjn, on account of 1W prox imity to. ttfe prison and Us splendid Isolation, is1 ideally located. There are on the. farm Inexliaustiblo ledges of limestone, find within a few feet of a railroad, and tho Kentucky river. A rock crusher of sufficient capacity at this point,, operated by prison lab:r, could easily supply a largo demand for road material throughout the state. "The railroad and'rlver facilities for shipment Should Insure reasonable transportation rates. In my oplnl.m, there is no place In the market which j furnishes so many attractive features aa this out) for farming on a small scale, and for tho production and trans portation of road material, by tho use of prison labor. "It might be interesting In'' this con nectloir to' stnto that out of 179 pris oners sent to the farm lit different times, o)ily 4 have escaped, uml 2 of them returned. Theso prisoners re main at the farm nt nieMit, and, while thoy are under the direction and guard of C'apt,' J. P. Schnoi'bus, they have, necessarily, many opportunities to es cape, If they wore so Inclined. I ilP not mean by tjils statement, however, to 'Indicate that prinonrrs, Indiscrim inately, can bo trusteTl on the outside. We haye attempted, as far as surround ing circumstances would permit, to ex erclse good Judgment in their selec tion for this work. My estimate 3 that possibly 25 per cent of the prison population could bo worked on the out fldo In farming Htul the production of road material, with reasonable surety, under proper, careful uml huniane di rection. 'A-t great deal will depend upon the plan adopted r.nd selection of the agent, or agents, who shall exe cute the plan. "If such n venture Is to bo made by the state, a bill should be carefully darwn, after mature consultation with those who havo had actual and suc cessful expedience in the liuiulliux of prisoners, and before the imvilu.u . of the Legislature. No hu'.Hiuked, basil ly-coiisi()ercd legh.lntlcn i.lioulil be passed In this' connection." CLEANING and PRESSING I have just installed in the room adjoining my Bil liard Parlors, a complete Cleaning & Pressing Outfit and am prepared to clean up that old suit and make V 'look like new. ; La ' dies suits and skirts cleaned SATISFACTION GUARANTEED A.T.Ferguson, Proprietors Quality" iiii ' Service I vaiue r$jjfifi The Kind ? jJM k,1 That Mother &0 fjjU Likes to Winchester Bank, WINCHESTER, KY . Capital and Surplus $300,000 Deposits over Half 'Million Solicits Your Accounts Correspondece Invited N. II. WlTIIERSPOON, PRES1DBNT, W. R. Sphar, Cashier. T 1 tv r a r b . jonn iviciviann s Hack Line WEST LIBERTY INDEX Meets All Trains. ' Good. cov ered and open conveyences for public hire. Telophone No, 10 Local and Long Distance. Not Always the Cheapest, Possibly, . But Always the Best Gent's Furnishings Special Line of Collars Soft and-Launderiedi Cooling Drinks Ice Cream . g LdUlto, to prepare the "company dinner" remem ber that I keep in stock all manner of dainties, fruits and accessories to relieve you of the worry. PRICES RIGHT! D. R. KEETON Main Street, opposite Cole Hotel and Bank Pocket: Billiards The Gentleman's Game MORGAN COUNTY NATIONAL BANK OF CAN N EL CITY, KENTUCKY 1 Capital, ... ......$25,000 Surplus 25,000 Undivided Profits 9,000 'Honor Rpll" Bank Atilfyorized U S repository. YOUR ACCOUNT CORDIALLY SOLICITED. M. L. CONLEY, President. ' JOIi C. STAMPER,' Vlce-Pres. , CU.VPER JONES. Cashier. &''V:';': 5Tfc.R&tCo. MONARCH WORLD'S BEST Our Tables made by The Brunswick-Balkc Collender Co. Next door to Dyer & Elam's Barber Shop. I have now, in connection with the above, a first-elass . LUNCH STAND. ' Can serve lunches to suit all kinds of pocket books and appetites. W. S. potts. Prop. 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