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rHGE TWO THE BOUBBOIT MEWS, PAEIS, KEOTUCXY TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 111 . IHE BOURBON NEWS fcrtablished 188137 Years of Coi thmous Publication Mtfished Erery Tuesday and Friday Pr Year.. 12.00 6 Months. .$1.00 Payable in Adavance. IWIET CHAMP. Editor and Owner. raatered at the Paris, Kentucky, Voctoffice as Mall Matter of the Btoond CIasi.) Amy erroneous reflection upon the Mwnrtrrr. standing or reputation of feay person, firm, or corporation which (ay appear in the columns of THE jStFRBON NEWS wUl"be gladly cor poofed if brought to attention of the titfbr. mm FOREIGN REPRESENTA TIVES. 2Jew York American Press Asso ciation. Chicago Lord & Thomas. Philadelphia -N. W. Ayers & Son. Jjianta Massengale Adv. Agency. Oj&cinnati Blaine-Thompson Co'. Iyaisville Stark-Lowman Co. ADVERTISING RATES ipSsplay Advertisements, ?1.00 per Itd'lor first time; 5U cents per inch aach 'subsequent insertion. heading Notices, 10 cents per line aaca,jiggue; reading notices in black JKype, 20 cents per line, each issue. Cards of thanks, calls on candi dates, obituaries and resolutions, and piaiilar matter, 10 cents per line. Special rates for large advertise scests and yearly contracts. The right of publisher is reseived to decline any advertisement or other Butter for publication. Announcements for political offices must invariably be accompanied by tbe'eash. " j DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For Governor: f James D. Black. For Lieutenant Governor: ' W. H. Shanks. For Secretary of State: ' Mat 3. Cohen. 1 For Auditor of Public Accounts : JHenry M. Bosworth. 1' For Attorney General: "Frank E; Daugherty. "For Clerk of the Court of Appeals: John A. Goodman. 3 Superintendent of Public In struction; L. S. Foster. Tar Commissioner of Agriculture: Jphn W. .Nlewman.- ?" ' F Representative: j James H. Thompson. FOR COUNCILMEN I First Ward: J. H. Moreland, N. P. Brent, John 3f. Williams. Second Ward: Edward 'Burke. Hugh Brent. 1 Catesby Spears.- Third-Ward: George Doyle.- EDITORIAL MUSINGS. " . Your Name In The Paper? The average man can live in a big eity all his life and never see his name in the paper, but the farmer and the average man and woman in any small town will see their names in their local county newspaper at least ten times a year, and always onnected with some worthy cause, some faithful service, something that brings joy, all through life. The country newspaper is the newspaper that spreads happiness and content. Don't you always want to read ahout the ball game you saw the day before? If you witness a fire, you read the details of that fire with double interest. If .you hadn't seen tke blaze perhaps you would not read the story at all. Why is this?- It is "because the things you know about are the things you like to read about. That is why country v newspapers have such a tremendous hold on their readers, They tell them about the comings and goings of their friends and neighbors, the people they know. Nothing pn earth is as interesting 4o the farmers and people living in the small towns as this news of their babies, the marriage of their boy and girls, theirf social and church events, the illness and deaths among their friends. Year after year the country newspaper records the his tory of its community. Is it any wonder the country newspaper is the most powerful ad vertising medium on earth? Just as its power is great in holding its readers' interest, so is it helpful in shaping thought and powerful as an advertising medium. It turns the printed word almoBt into the spoken word. No metropolitan daily, no maga zine, no billboards, no farm journal good as they are rings the bell with farmers and small town people as does their home newspaper. It is an integral part of the community that cannot be filled by any other medium. Hope Gone Glimmering. Hope for any extreme reduction in prices of foodstuffs under the gov ernment's plan to put large supplies on the market from the army's sur plus stocks, .through the parcel post system, went glimmering with the announcement from Washington of the official price list on various can ned goods which will be included in the government sales. There had been a general expecta tion of great "bargains" from the sale of army foodstuffs, but examina tion of the official price list, reveal ed that the much heralded food "bar gains" were not going to materialize. While the prices announced are low er than those at local stores, the dif ference is hardly enough, it would seem, to take care of the transporta tion charges. These charges must be paid by the purchasers, according to the official announcement. All orders will be sent "freight on bill." Parcel post charges are as fol lows: Local zones, first and second, up to 150 miles, five cents for the first pound and one cent for each ad ditional pound; farther than 150 miles, six, seven, eight, nine, ten cents and up for the first pound with a proportionate rate for each addi tional pound. In the first two zones as much as seventy pounds may be sent by parcel post. In other zones the parcel'post limit is fifty pounds $1,000,000 For Poor Children. Last June a lady died, her death being hardly noticed by the press, yet her will left '$1,000,000 to pro vide relief for destitute and abandon ed babies. If she had left the money to care for kittens she would have obtained front page position. This, however, merely, proves that it is not an uncommon thing for well-to-do Americans to leave generous fortunes for charitable, and useful, purposes. The example of the lady can be commended by all good citizens, and should be copied by all rich ones. How much better for a rich man to leave his money to a perpetual cause than to bequeath it to giddy rakes who spend it faster than he ever made it. The people should not for get to give thanks to the donors of magnificent gif.ts; may past examples encourage future exhibitions of gen erous giving. o SUMMING ITP THE EVIDENCE Many Paris People Have Been Called As Witnesses. Week after week has been publish ed the testimony of Paris people kidney sufferers backache victims people who have endured many forms of kidney, bladder or urinary disor ders. These witnesses have' used Doan's Kidney Pills. All have given their enthusiastic approval. It's the same everywhere. 50,000 American men and women are publicly recom mending Doan's always in the home papers. Isn't it a wonderful, con-" vincing mass of proof? If you are a sufferer your verdict must be "Try Doan's first." Here's one more Paris case. Wm. W. Dudley, 1729 Cypress street, says: "Some years ago I found it necessary to use a kidney remedy and as I had read about Do an's Kidney Pills, I used them. They proved to be satisfactory and perma nently rid me of the complaint. I have good reason to recommend Do an's Kidney Pills and advise their use to anyone troubled with a weak and lame back or irregular -passages of the kidney secretions." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Dudley had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. (adv) NO DROP LETTERS NOW. There is no such a thing as a drop letter now. That is, it matters not whether the letter is sealed or not, if it contains any writing whatever, it has to have a two-cent stamp on it even if it is placed in the post office. Printed letters can be deliv ered when unsealed, for only a penny postage. - MR. VAUGHN, FARMER, TELLS HOW HE LOST ALL HIS PRIZE SEED CORN. Some time ago I sent away for some pedigreed seed corn. Put it in a gunriey sack and hung it on a rope suspended from roof. Rats got it all how, beats me, but they did, be cause I got 5 dead whoopers in the morning after trying RAT-SNAP." Three sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guaranteed by The Farm ers Supply Co.. (adv aug) SYNOPSIS OF PBESmEHTS MES SAGE ON $00ttPBOH- TEEBHWJ. " ( Continued from Page 1.) the part of the producers, middlemen and merchants. That there be no threats and un due insistence upon the interest of a single class. Correction of "many things" in the relation between wages and condi tions of labor. In concluding the President made a plea for deliberate, intelligent ac tion, reminding Congress that an un balanced world was looking to the United States. "We, and we almost alone," he said, "now hold the world steady: Upon our steadfastness and self-possession depend the affairs of nations everywhere. It is in this supreme crisis this crisis for all mankind that America must prove her mettle." THE PRESIDENT ADVISES THE STRIKE SITUATION. ON WASHINGTON, August 11. Pres ident Wilson has formally noti fied Director General Walker D. Hines that he was authorized to take up the demands of the railroad shop employees for higher wages and de cide them on their merits. The President's decision was an nounced last week from the White House in the form of a letter sent by him to Mr. Hines. The Presi dent said "until the employees re turn to work and again recognize the authority of their organization, the whole matter must be at a stand still." The President said the letter sent to him by Senator Albert B. Cum mins, Chairman of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, "had set me free to deal as I think best with the J difficult question of the wages of cer pi0yees," but added: tain classes ui uie rauroaa em "The chief' obstacle to a decision has been created by the men them selves. They have gone out on a strike and repudiated the authority of their officers at the very moment when they were urging action in re gard to their interests." THE PRESIDENT'S LETTER. . The President's letter reads: "My Dear Mr. Director General: I am just in receipt of the letter from Senator Albert B. Cummins, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce, which set me free to deal as I think best with the difficult question of the wages of certain classes of railway employees, and I take advantage of the occasion to write to you this letter, in order that I both in the public interest and in the interest of the railroad employees themselves may make the present situation as clear and definite as possible. "I thought it my duty to lay the question in its present pressing form before the Committee of the Senate, because I thought I should not act "upon this matter within the brief interval of government control remaining without their acquiescence and approval. Senator Cummins' let ter, which speaks the unanimous judgment of the committee, leaves me free and indeed imposes upon me the duty to act. "The question of wages of railroad shopmen was submitted, you will re member, to the Board of Railroad Wages and Working Conditions of the Railroad Administration last February, but was not reported upon by the Board until the 16th of July. "The delay was unavoidable be cause the Board was continuously en gaged in dealing with several wage matters affecting classes of em ployees who had not previously re ceived consideration. The Board, now having apprised us of this inability, at any rate for the time being, to agree upon recommendation, it is clearly our duty to proceed with the matter in the hope of disposing of it. "You are therefore authorized to say to the railroad shop employees that the question of wages they have raised will be taken up and consid ered on its merits by the Director General in conference with their duly accredited representatives. I hope that you will make it clear to the men concerned that the Railroad i Administration cannot deal with problems of this sort or with any problem affecting the men except through the duly chosen interna tional officers of the regularly consti tuted organization and their author ized committees. "Matters of so various a nature and affecting so many men cannot be dealt with except in this way. Any action which brings the authority of the authorized representatives of the organization into question or dis credits it must interfere with, if not prevent, action altogether. "The chief obstacle to a decision has been created by the men them selves. They have gone out on a strike and repudiated the authority of their officers at the very moment when they were urging action in re gard to various interests. "You will remember that a con ference between yourself and the au thorized representatives of the men was arranged at the instance of these representatives for July 28 to discuss the wage question and the question of a national agreement, but before this conference took place or could take place, local bodies of railway shopmen took action looking toward a strike on thefirst of August. "As a result of this action various strikes actually took place before there was an opportunity to act in satisfactory or conclusive way with respect to the wages. "In the presence of these strikes an'd the repudiation of the authority of the representatives of the organi zation concerned there can be no con sideration of the matter in contro versy. Until the employees return to work and again recognize the au thority of their own organization whole matter must be at a stand still. "When Federal control of the rail roads began the Railroad Administra tion accepted existing agreements be tween the shopmen's organization' and the several railroad companies, and by agreement machinery was created for handling the grievances of the'shopmen's organization of all the railways, whether they had thereto fore had the benefits of definite .agree ments or not. There can be no ques tion, therefore, of the readiness of the Government to deal in a spirit of fairness and by regular methods with any matters the men may bring to their attention. "Concerned and very careful con sideration is being given by the en tire Government to the question -of reducing the high cost of living. I need hardly point out how inti mately and directly this matter af fects every individual in the nation, and if transportation is interrupted it will be impossible to solve it. "This is a time when every em ployee of the railways should help to make the process of transportation more easy and economical, rather than less, and employees who are on strikes are deliberately delaying a settlement of their wage problems and of the standard of living. They should promptly return to work, and I hope that you will urge upon their representatives the immediate neces sity for their doing so. "Cordially and sincerely yours, "WOODROW WILSON." Director General Hines notified the unions immediately that the Railroad Administration was ready to take up the question, "as soon as the em ployees return to work." In a letter to B. W. Jewell, Acting President of the Railway Employes' Department of the American Federa tion of Labor, Mr. Hines said: "I inclose a letter which 'I just have received from the President rel ative to the wage matter. It is obvious that it is of the highest im portance, not only in the interest of the public, but in the interest of the employees themselves that they re turn to work immediately. "The situation having been clari fied by the definite indication that Congres does not wish to take action in the premises, the Railroad Admin istration stands ready to take up the wage question on its merits with the duly accredited international officers and their authorized committee as soon as the employees return to work." The effect of the President's decis ion, it was believed, would be to put a sudden end to sporadic strikes throughout the country, denounced to be illegal by union officials, but involving perhaps 80,00 men and to some extent normal traffic,. It was taken for granted also that the menace of the general strike to compel higher wages to meet increas ed living costs likewise was removed by the President's action. If Director General Hines orders an increase in wages, since the "Railroad Administration now is oper ating at a loss, either an advance in rates or a Congressional appropria tion will be necessary to provide the money. The 14 principal railroad unions in a joint communication to the Director General have suggested the latter. Preceeding the making public of the President's letter by only a few hours was an announcement by J. J. Forrester, President of the Brother hood of Clerks, Freight, Express and Steamship Employees, that the 450, 000 men of the union would begin balloting Friday as to whether they should strike immediately or wait further Government action. Wage demands were submitted by the 500,000 shopmen last February, but other pressing matters before the Board of Wages and Working Condi tions affecting employees who previ ously had not received consideration, delayed a decision until July 16, and then the Board divided, three hold ing that the increases should not be granted and three holding that addi tional pay was justified. The amount asked for was 25 per cent. Conferences between the shopmen's officers and the Director General were arranged, but even before they could be held men began to go on strike, which led the President to devote a considerable portion of his letter to condeming their hasty action, which violated agreements. Other unions also put in de'mands for more pay, with the exception of the engineers, who said they prefer red a reduction in the cost of living. In the face of growing deficit, Mr. Hines had no funds to pay more wages. The Senate had passed the bill restoring the right of the Inter state Commerce Commission to re view rates initiated by the Director General, and as it was receiving fa vorable consideration in the House he suggested to the President that Con gress should create a commission to order any wage and rate increases. The suggestion was transmitted to the two Interstate Commerce Com STATEMENT Of The Ownership, Management Etc., of THE BOTJKBON NEWS, published Tuesdays and Fridays, at Paris, Ky., for April 1919, required by the Act of August 24, 1912. NOTE This statement is to be made in duplicate, both copies to be deliv ered by the publisher to the Postmas ter, who will send one copy to the Third Assistant Postmaster Deneral (division of Classification), Washing ton, D. C, and retain the other in the files of the postoffice. Name of Editor Swift Champ. Postoffice Address Paris, Ky. Managing EditorSwift Champ. Business Manager Swift Champ. Publisher Swift Champ. Owners: (If a corporation give the name and address of stockholders hold ing one per cent, or more of total amount of stock.) Swift Champ. f Known stockholders, mortgagees and other security holders, holding one per cent, or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securi ties. None. SWIFT CHAMP. Sworn to and subscribed before me. this 7th day of October, 1919. C. K. THOMAS; Notary Public Bourbon Co.,Ky. My Commission expires January 1922 mittees,, which, it was thought, trans ferred the wag problem to "the floor of the Congress until Senator "Cum min's reply Thursday gave it back to the Chief Executive. There was no indication Thursday night as to how Mr. Hines would proceed to the settlement of the wage demands. In view of the Wage Board's previous consideration of the question, it was believed that a new tribunal would be constituted for the purpose, with equal representation for labor, the railroads and the public. AN OLD FAULT FINDER. An irritable and fault finding dis position is often caused by indiges tion. A man with good digestion and bowels that Act regularly is usually good natured. When troubled with indigestion or constipation take Chamberlain's Tablets. They strengthen the stomach and enable it to perform its functions naturally. They also cause a gentle movement of the bowels. (adv-aug) House For Sale Five-room cottage on Virginia ave nue; well improved; has gas and electric lights. Call either phone 81. (8-2t) J. M. SMELSER. Lost Between Thos. Longo's fruit stand and the residence of Mr. John P. Cain, on Higgins avenue, a small black leather pocketbook containing one pair of Amethyst rosaries. Finder will return to this office and receive reward. (1-tf) Fords For Sale Two Fords, 1918 Touring Cars, in perfect condition. Also, one 1918 Coupe and two 1918 Roadsters. Trucks and ears for hire. See S. R. HUDNALL, At Ruggles Motor Co., (It) Both Phones. Notice of Election . .. -j, TO THE VOTEES OP COUNTY. BOURBON Notice ia hereby given that pursu ant to an order of the Bourbon Coun ty Fiscal Court, entered July 3rd, 1919, an election will be held and a poll will be taken at each and all of the voting places in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on the 6th day of Septem ber, 1919, between the hours of six o'clock a. m. and four o'clock p. m for the purpose of taking the sense of the legal voters of Bourbon Coun ty, Kentucky, who are qualified to vote upon the following proposition: "Are You For a Property Tax of Twenty Cents on Each One Hundred Dollars Worth of Property in the County' to b'e Levied Each Year for Ten Years for the Purpose of Im proving or Constructing, Either or Both, Roads and Bridges of the County?" W. G. McCLINTOCK, Sheriff of Bourbon County. (aug8-td) Notice of Election TO TEE VOTERS OP COUNTY. BOUKBON Notice is hereby given that pursu ant to an order of the Bourbon Coun ty Court, entered July 7, 1919, an election will be held and a poll will be taken at each and all of the voting places in Bourbon County, Kentucky, on the 6th day of September, 1919, between the hours of six o'clock a. m. and four o'clock p. m., for the purpose of taking the sense of the legal voters of Bourbon County, Kentucky, who are qualified to vote, upon the following proposition: "Are you in favor of issuing Five Hundred Thousand Dollars in Bonds for the Purpose of Building Roads and Bridges??' W. G. McCLINTOCK, Sheriff of Bourbon County. (aug8-td) PUBLIC SALE OP Church Building! On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a. m., we will sell to tbe high est bidder, on the premises, in North Middletown, the old Christian Church building, to be removed from the grounds within thirty days. The building is 44x62, and has on it much high-class lumber; framing is yellow popular; floors white pine, and is studded with 4x6 stuff. At the same time will sell a lot of pews, chandeliers and base burner stoves. The pews are made of white pine, 18 inches wide, without flaw. "Will sell also one 8-norse Inter national Gas Engine in good repair. Sale at 10 o'clock sharp, rain or shine. f , H. S. CATWOOD, , (5-4)" - :. . . Committee. HONE KILLED MEATS Veal Pork Beef Lamb It's the Best r To Be Had MflRGOLEN'S Sanitary Meat Market Aetna-Auto Combination Policies Protect Against Fire Theft Collision Property Damage Liability And Other Casualties A. J. FEE AGENT Nothing adds to the pleasures of a home, or makes W-fo mnre worth living, than a well illumi nated house. use Siectricttv Tor Eiabtina It's the only satisfactory way. use Oas formating and Cooking It's the only sensible plan. Let Us Fix You Up For the Use o! Both Electricity and Gas. Paris Gas & Electric Co. (IncorDorated) ' SPECIALS For This Week WASH SKIRTS Slightly Soiled 98c Values up to $3.00 and $4.00 HATS 98c Every Hat Must Go. 3 Ladies' White Cotton Hose 15c Pair Muslin Underwear Reduced TWIN BROS. Dipwtiwiil-Stw 7th and Main Parish V - t, .