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l.oo a Year in Advance. Wi art here to help Clay Cityrtbe Sirroonding Couitry ail Ourselves. .1. E. Burgher, Publisher.
Parcels Post, Country Editors and
For the first time in the his
tory, editors that are intelligent,
throughout the country, will bo
gin to receive u fair reward for
the work that they do. And to
say that the profit for the coun
try editor of ability and charac
ter will be 5 annually for every
subscriber to his newspaper is
putting it mildly.
Boom the parcels post; make
it better; explain to your local
storekeepers that through it he
can deliver goods direct. He can
be the agent xf the manufactur
er! who has no time to start a
mail order house, and has no in
clination to do it.
Let. the storekeeper advertise
through the country newspaper
what he can do.
Let the country newspapers
impress upon the manufacturers
the fact that they, the editor
and country merchant are the
only salesmen in direct contact
with those that live in the coun
try. There is room for everybody in
this country that is to say, for
everybody who intends to be of
any service. And the mailorder
houses will live. But their great
monopoly will cease.
Do not overlook the fact they,
i3'eingintelligent men, realize
what we have told you here. They
know that there is real danger in
the parcels post. They know
that it makes practically worth
less their elaborate system of
freight, delivery, which they have
liuilt up through years. They
know that their system of selling
a hundred pounds of goods at a
time in order to take advantage
of a low freight rate now goes o
verboard. If the merchants in the coun
try, and the local editors through
put the country, understood the
We are showing an Elegant Line of
Cloaks and Wraps
Ladies' Suits, Millinery, and etc.
to fit you and your pocketbook.
When you want any kind of Merchandise, think of
and give us the opportunity to please you as we
' have been dowg for so many years pa with
satisfadkm both to you and ourselves.
Everything to Please the Customer
parcel? post as wHl as mail order
houses understand it, they would
know that the parcels post will
prove to be the greatest bles
sings the country editors and
country storekeepers have over
With parcels post the local
merchant's prosperity must in
crease at. once. And with the
parcels post the country editor
will, for the first time, come to.
his own. The parcels post will
give to the country merchant, a
delivery system as good as that
of the greatest city department
stores, and to the local editor a
full value forhis important, serv
ices to the nation. New York
The Truth.
The Leader is what it is. It
tries to be frank nnd open in its
advocacy of menand measures.
If it consulted the ''dollar" god at
all times it would be healthier pos
sibly, from a material standpoint,
but it simply will not bow to that
low, Bcophanti8h idol. It is pass
ing strange to us how some edi
tors "play both sides against the
middle," how they cringe aud
crjkwl along for the sake of mak
ing an extra dollar, how their very
souls seem warped by the desire
for material advantage. It would
seem that, people, would get tired
and disgusted with such actions,
but do they? If the people of this
country would demand frankness
and courage of the editors, the
entire populace, together with
the editors, would be benefitted.
Harrodsburg Leader.
Twenty boys from the South
ern states and twenty-three from
Northern states who won prizes
for growing corn is beiug enter
tained at Washington this week
by the Department of Agricul
ture. The best yields by far ar
from the Southern states.
Hamlett Makes Defense.
Answering tilie question why
Kentucky remains so low in il
literacy in the list of States and
territories in 4tho Union, Barks
dalo Hamldtt.fitate Superintend
ent of Publfclistruction hns giv
en out. an iutewiew in which he
says that if ji&uld be unfair to
compare aStatj with a rural.pop
ulation of 76fper cent as Ken
tucky with a Site like Rhode Is
rand, which has only a rural pop
ulation of 8.3. V
He also saidit would be unfair
to compare tvenrucKy, wmcn ae
rives all of its revenues for schools
from direct taxation, with a State
like Minnesota whioh has a per
manent schooljuhd of $21,000,000
derived from Bejmol lands. Also
that it would bejdnfair (o compare
Kentucky- witn a double scliool
system, one for Whites and anoth
er for blacks with aState like In
diana, which 'Mas but one school
system, the whiles and blacks at
tending the same school.
Among States, like Delaware,
Maryland, Virginia, North Oaro
Una, South Olrnlinn, Georgia,
Florida, Missouri, Kansas, Ten
nessee, Alabama, Mississippi,
Texas'. Arkansii and Oklahoma.
Hamlett says itiwould be fair to
place Kentuckj in comparison,
and amnhsr thifc States. Kentuckv
stands te.ntjKtfreapjst ttf pert
coinage oi arf enuance, eignru in
amount expended for school per
capita of rural population, eighth
in amount expended per capita of
average attendance, third in per
cenuage of male teachers, four
teenth in the average monthly
salaries, fourth in value of school
pooperty, third in total revenues
for school purposes, in amount of
Stute funds, fifth in amount of
local taxation, seventh in per
centage of illiteracy, fourteenth
iu white illiteracy, eleventh in
negro illiteracy, sixteenth in a
mount of illiteracy reduced in
the last ten years.
In the actual number of illit
erates in each one hundred per
sons in the State, there are per
sons over ten years old who can
not read and write, a number ex
ceeded in twolve States of the
The daily Tobacco Bulletin and
weekly farming Journal have been
launched at Lexington. As its
name implies this weekly Journal
will be devoted to agricultural in
terests. The first and second la
sues are a credit to ita publinher3
and is well worthy the support of
the farmers of this section. I con
tains each week a dally account of
the sales on the Lexington loose
leaf tobacco market. It also gives
market reports from other cities of
the state. The subscription price
it fcl 00 Pbr year and well worth
Vnoney to any farmer in the
state. .
Fred 8methers has moved from
this city to A. O, Humes' place
near Waltersvilla. Mr. BaJnes
has moved to tile place on the
Clay Oity and Spout Spring road
where he formerly lived.
Within seven hours after he
had slain the Chief of Police of
Gulfprt, Miss., a negro burglar
hud been tried convicted and
sentenced to death.
Stanley Aftet L. N. Railroad.
Representative Stanley ap
peared before the Houeo Inter
state and Foreign Commerce
Committee and pleaded for the
passage of the bill designed to
relieve switching conditions in
Louisville. He told this commit
tee that "The purpose of the L.
& N. in refusing to handle com
petitive switching," uis to force
shippers so to freight their goods
as to enter Louisville over L. &
N. tracks. Unless they do, ship
pers are told they can unload
their stuiT in the yards and dray
it the few hundred yards that
stretches between the rival rail
road terminal and the destina
tion of the goods. No city in the
country lies so completely at a
railroad's mercy as Louisville.
The manufacturing concerns
there are as absolutely deprived
of the benefits of law as if they
were in some inaccessible porti
on of the State. The L. & N. is
confident, of its power since the
decision it fears only act of Con
gress. Meanwhile it has gone a
head insolently, arrogantly abus
ing its power."
A. O. Estes and sons, Clarence
and Dillard Estes, sold their
crops of tobacco to Winchester
dealers at 12 cents straight.
- Powell-Lodge.No4.645, F. & A.
M., of Clay City, Ky., held its
annual election of officers at its
Hall, December 27th, with the
following results: J. E. Niblack,
Master; J. W. Williams, Senior
Warden; Sam Carr, Junior War
den; A. T. Whitt, Treasurer; J.
W. Woolery, Secretary ; A. M.
Burgher, Senior Deacon ; D. R.
Daniel, Junior Deacon; Thomas
Edge, Tyler.
Come to
And let us show you what a nice line of goods
we carry. Our stock of Dry Goods, Notion"1,
Groceries, Hardware, Clothing, Shoes and etc. is
replete with
Variety, Style
and Quality.
Make it to your interest to give us a good share of
your trade. We strive to please our customrrti be
cause we know satisfied customers are our bent assets.
Yours to please,
Waltersville, Ky.
Increased School Attendance.
An increased enrollment of
more than 15,000 among white
pupils in the rural schools, an
increase of 40,013 in the daily av
erage attendance, and an average
increase in the salaries of rural
teachers of $20, are some of the
results of the enforcement of the
compuUory education law,- coup
led with the law, basing the sala
ries of teachers on the percent
age of enrollment and attendance
as well as efficiency, according to
report made by the Kentucky
Department of Education to the
Federal Educational Bureau.
These statistics deal only with
conditions in the white rural
schools. The report to the Leg
islature was anticipated iu this
regard at the request of the Fed
eral department.
The white enrollment for the
school year 1911-12 was 100,618,
as compared was 885,007 for the
preceding year.
The average daily attendance
was 241,939, as compared with
201,028 the preceding year.
The average salary of rural
teachers was 8200, as compared
with 8264 the preceding year.
There was expended on the
schools for the year $3,465,642.22,
an increase of $373,949.34; and
local taxes raised aggregated $1,
991,767.97, and increase of $1S5,
883.80. Smallpox has brokon out
among the Green River flood
sulFerers marooned on Aslibyburg
Services 2nd and 4th Sabbaths f
each month.
Prayer Meetings, Wedne.sdny even
ings. Chas. E. Mann, Pastor.
Our Store
Low Prices

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