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PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1921
'COMMERCIAL CLUB DECIDES FOE
The holding of a fall festival next
month, which would combine an ag
ricultural exhibition, an automobile
-show and a merchant's exhibit was
practically decided on at a meeting
Tuesday night helda"t the office of
"the Commercial Club. It was the
consensus of opinion among those at
the meeting, including merchants,
representatives of the farm bureau,
-and auto dealers, that the exhibition
should be made something worth
while, getting forth the agricultural
and commercial resources of Paris
and Bourbon county.
A committee composed of Withers
TJavis, Carlton Ball, C. A. Webber,
M. P. Collier, and Lee Price, was
appointed to formulate a program of
the entertainment, prepare a state
ment, of expenses and report to an
other meeting of merchants, farm
ers, and automobile dealers to be
held next Tuesday night at 7:30
One of the principal features of
the show will be a historical pageant,
setting forth the early history of the
city, county and Central Kentucky.
In case the exhibition is held for
three days, as is at present planned,
the pageant would be produced eacn
evening. Prof. Lee Kirkpatrick,
superintendent of schools, sent word
to the meeting that he would be and neighborliness?
"NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT" TO BE
To-night will witness the inaugu
ration in Paris of an innovation in
Community Service activities, known
as "Neighborhood Night." This will
be the first of a series of such events,
according to information given out
by Miss Nell Bobbins, Paris Com
munity Service director.
Miss Bobbins requests those who
have cars and desire to take part to
meet in front of the court house at
b:30 p. m. They will then' proceed
to Nineteenth and Main streets, ar
riving at 6:45; thence to Fifteenth
and High streets, arriving at 6:45;
thence to Fifteenth and High streets,
arriving at 7.15. From this point
they will go to Parrish avenue and
Vine street at 7:45, and to Seventh
and Walker avenue at 8:15.
At each of these stops a program
will be carried out which will in
clude a band concert, community
songs, led by Clay Sutherland; a
xylophone solo by Dr. W. J. Kiff; a
ten-minute speech by Judge Denis
Dundon, and a clog dance.
This will be everybody's night,
and everybody is requeste'd to take
part. At each stop those living in
the neighborhood who have not al
ready joined the procession are ex
pected to come out of their homes,
welcome the visitors and enjoy the
Did you ever stop to . think how
few people you know in our pretty
little city, noted for its hospitality
REV MANN TAKES ISSUE ABOUT TOBACCO WAREHOUSE COMPANY
(From Lexington Herald, Sept. 20)
.. The Herald takes pleasure in pub
lishing and directing the attention of
its readers to a communication from
the Rev. E. G. B. Mann, in the
People's Forum of this issue.
The Herald welcomes the opportu
nity to join with the Bev. Mr. Mann
m his indicated desire to have it
"set up straight at the start" in the
movement that has been inaugurated
by Helm Bruce, -who has gathered
uuuuu mm a committee to prosecute
the effort to prohibit the use of pari-
niutuel machines on the race track.
jlad to co-operate in this feature of
Owing to the heavy expense of
staging a fashion show, it was de
cided to eliminate this feature. The
"merchants were favorable, however,
to arranging booth exhibits through
which the latest fashions could bo
demonstrated. It is the purpose to
interest all business men in having
booth exhibits wliich. could be ar
ranged, it is believed, at slight ex
pense to each, merchant.
The agricultural show will be
open to all Bourbon county people de
siring to enter. Premiums would
"be offered for the best individual
Do you know your next door
neighbor? Do you know the folks
across the street, in the next block,
or the next neighborhood?
We are told to "love our neighbor
as ourself." Do you love him enough
to go out of your way to grasp his
hand and shake it like we were real
ly glad to see and know him? x
Perhaps we've never been intro
duced. Well, that's just what these neigh
borhood nights are for a get-together
party, so to speak, where we
introduce ourselves to everybody
else and have a good time generally.
exhibits and also to the magisterial , REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
district with the best general ex-
Although definite arrangements
"have not been made, it is highly ' A large crowd attended the public
probable that the festival will be auction of the M J Lavin property
i,Q 0 nr. mn nf oi(rft 'at the corner of Eighth and Walker
held m one or more of the large to. Wednesday afternoon, by
hacco warehouses which would be HarriSf' Speakes & Harris. The bid-
especially decorated and fitted up for ding was spirited, but the property
the occasion. A large stage would was withdrawn after having been
"be bulit for the production of the bid Up to $4,700.
pageant and sufficient seats built to
accommodate a large crowd. Special
lighting effects would be arranged.
COKE FOR TOBACCO
SEE CHAS. S. BRENT & BRO.
HOME-KILLED MEATS OUR
SPECIALTY. WAGON WITH BELL
,0N IT PASSES YOUR DOOR.
C. H. MULEINGER.
According to Mr. Mann there will
"A questionaire to all candidates
for both houses of the Legislature
requesting them to state their posi
tion on the proposed bill to abolish
the legal sanction now given by
Kentucky statutes to the use of
pari-mutuel gambling machines on
the race track grounds of the State."
The form of that questionaire is of
importance and that form wiU reveal
whether Mr. Bruce and his committee
are frank with the people. Some
of the members of the committees
are in all probability quite ignorant
of the history of racing and unfamil
iar with the effect of various laws
that have been passed. But Mr.
Bruce, the chairman and apparent
ly the directing genius of the com
mittee should be, and we doubt not,
is thoroughly familiar with such
laws. He knows that before the pas
sage of the act creating the State
Racing Commission and authorizing
the use of pari-mutuel machines the
book-makers controlled the betting on
race tracks. He knows that Cella,
Tilles and Adler, of St. Louis and
New York, who; tan bucket-shops
and race tracks in various sections
of the country, owned Latonia and,
Douglas Park ; that there was a syn
dicate book on all of the tracks con
trolled by them; that instead of
there being a commission of five ta
cent, taken from the amount bet, the
books were made on a basis of from
twenty to thirty per cent., which
was retained by the bookmakers.
Mr. Bruce knows that racing
was in a deplorable condition;
that the meetings were long and that
under the syndicate system of book
making" there was every sort of ras
cality committed ; that the passage of
the act creating the State Racing
Commission and giving that Com
mission control of racing shortened
the meetings and required an iricrwe
in the purses, which under the own
ership of the bookmaking-bucket-shop,combination
were not one-fourth
as large as they are to-day.
ELECT NEW DIRECTORS
At a postponed meetinsr nf thn
stockholders of the Bourbon Tobacco
Warehouse Company, held Tuesday
afternoon at the court house, the
following Board of Directors were
elected to serve until the first Satur
day in May, 1922:
Samuel Clay, Edward Burke, Henry
S. Caywood, Cassius M. Clay, Jr.; A.
L. Stephenson, S. B. Burris, A. 13.
ttancock, Warren M. Bogers, James
M. Caldwell, J. L. Denton, John
Woodford, William Collins, John W.
Jones and George W. Stuart.
Following the meeting of the
stockholders the newly-elected direc
tors held a meeting, but adjourned
until to-morrow, at 2:30 p. m., on
account of the absence of several
members. At this meeting a new
manager and other officials to con
duct the business of the Company
for the coming season will be selected.
SEED WHEAT POR SALE
BEARDED PULTZ SEED WHEAT,
PHONE, CUMBERLAND 540
NIGHT, 997 DAY. OLD R. 3.
HUTCHCRAPT ELEVATOR STAND.
We Know How"
The College Boy
IFTER all, the College Boy
is the keenest .'critic of
clothes. He knows what's
what in correct fashion and for
Fall we have selected as our
style leader such model as is in
Greatest Favor with
the College Men All
Not only the model they have
the wearing ability that comes
only from pure woolens. We
are ready to show these snappy
models to you before you start
on your way back to college.
Stetson Hats for Fall
In All the New Shades
Boys' School Suits and
xdicate book. Instead of this "giant
monopoly" that Mr. Bruce now de
nounces realizing profits of two or
three millions of dollars," as he
states, he knows the expenditure of
the Jockey Club in licenses, taxes,
expenses, and purses and stakes to
the horsemen, amount to fully ninety
per cent, of the receipts of the Jockey
Mr. Bruce's success in the present
effort that he is leading will have
one of two effects either racing will
I be destroyed in Kentucky entirely, or
iz will oe continued under the sys
tem that is in vogue in New York,
where the bookmakers and the hand
book men reap unreported and un
The present fight should be de
nominated An Effort to Restore the
KProflts and Power of the Book
makers. Every man acquainted with
racing or .with the history of racing
knows that the pari-mutuel machine
is the fairest form of wagering; that
it prevents corrupt bookmakers and
owners from forming a combination
to lay against a horse and have that
horse pulled, as is possible under the
system of bookraaking in vogue in
New York, as a result of the success
of the fight waged bv the bookmak
ers and noolroom keepers who induc
ed sincere, honest, conscientious but
misinformed persons to ioin with
them in that fight.
RURAL MAIL CARRIERS TO HOLD
A meeting of the rural mail car-
J riers of this district will be held at
me jAoenix Hotel, in Lexington.
Saturday at 7:30 p. m.f according
to announcement made by C. V.
Martin, secretary of the Kentucky
Rural Letter Carriers' Association.
The following counties will be
represented at the meeting which it
is understood is for the prpose of
perfecting a district organization:
Payette, Scott, Woodford, Franklin,
Clark, Bourbon, Jessamine and
An interesting program has been
arranged by Secretary C. V. Martin,
of Brumfield, Ky., for the meeting
Saturday, and a large number cf
the Bourbon County members are
expecting to be in attendance. Mr.
Douglas A. Thomas, Jr., of Paris, is
local secretary of Bonrhon rnnntv
branch of the Kentucky Rural Let
ter Carriers' Association, and he re
quests that every carrier in the
county attend the convention in
Cheating the lawyer, we suppose,
might be classed as the impossible
MITCHELL & BLAKEMORE
Outfitters to Men
The owners of those tracks insti
tuted a suit to have the act creating
the State Racing Commission declar
ed unconstitutional. Jlr. Bruce is
entirely familiar with these facts,
for he was their attorney. The pur
pose of that suit was to destroy the
power of the State Racing Commis
sion, that reauired the use of the
pari-mutuel machines and required
larger purses and stakes, and give to
Mr. Bruce's clients the power to run
those tracks as they pleased, with a
RvnrKftate book, long meetings and
purses of the smallest amount for
which they could induce any owners
to run their horses on a merry-go-round.
. . .
Mr. Bruce was entirely within his
rights as a lawyer to act as attorney
for Cella, Tilles and Adler in their
effort to continue to give the small
est purses they could run a syndi
cate book, with a percentage of from
twenty to thirty per cent, instead of
pari-mutuels with a percentage of
only five per cent and a requirement
by the State Racing Commission to
give fair-sized purses and stakes.
Mr. Bruce failed in his efforts to
have declared unconstitutional the
act creating tne nacmg wjuiuiaain.
The Court of Appeals thwarted the
effort to re-establish the power of the
bucket - shop - bookmaking combina
tion, for which Mr. Bruce was tne
Dr. Mann in his statement this
morning and Mr. Bruce in the propa
ganda that he is putting out empha
size the fact as stated by Dr. Mann:
"The toll for the Kentucky Jockey
Club is about $3,000,000." We. do
not lenown whether this is correct,
but we will ascertain the facts.
Assuming it, for the moment, to be
correct, the statement made by Mr.
Bruce, "that a legalized giant
monopoly realizes a profit of two or
three millions dollars a year out ot
this demoralizing vice," is absolutely
unveracious. Mrv Bruce knows that
statement is not accurate.
Out of the five per cent commission
from the pari-mutuel machines and
the admission fees, the Kentucky
Jockey Club pays taxes and licenses
aggregating somewhere between a
half million and three quarters of a
million dollars; it pays the expenses
of conducting the race meetings that
aggregate hundreds of thousands of
dollars; we do not known how
much the distribution to the
horsemen amount to, but "with
out attempting to be accurate
we should say certainly over
a million of dollars onr or five
bfcimes a much as was dutribufSd
during the longer meetings by Jar.
Bruce's .client! for whom he attempt
cd to.deitrOT the State Baring Com-
'misfioB attd-iaTe re-ciwtfea-ihf-!JV we We're-when nn&'called th mecjtiSflr-?
The questionaire that Dr. Mann
says is to be sent out to the candi
dates for the Legislature should have
as the first question:
"Are you in favor of the re-establishment
of the syndicate book in
As the second question:
"Will you vote in favor of a law
that will again put the race tracks
of Kentucky under the control of a
group of men who wi .decrease the
purses and multiply the percentage
that they will get individually from
conducting books on those tracks?"
As the third question:
"Are you opposed to legalized
betting and in favor of the sort of
betting there is in New York, that
the courts have decided cannot be
stopped by law and under which
.the public is robbed?"
Every candidate for the Legisla-'
ture who got" t1 questionaire from
the committee oi which Mr. Bruce is
chairman should obtain full infor
mation before making a decision.
There are two elements to be con
sidered in reaching a decision about
any movement one, the announced
object of that movement; the other
the personality of those who father
The candidates ifor the Legisla
ture and the people of the State are
entitled to full information in re
gard to both. In an authoritative
statement sent out by the Associated
Press, Mr. Bruce is quoted as say
ing: "We are making this fight in the
open we have nothing to conceal."
Mr. Mann says:
"The responses to the questions
will be published in every voting
district in due time, before the peo
ple are called upon to elect the Leg
islature in the coming November
The Herald does not know
whether this is a promise or a threat
by Dr. Mann. But the facts should
be published; full statements of the
facts in regard to the conduct of the
race tracks: under Mr. Bruce's cli
ents,, Cella, Tilles' and Adler, the
purses given the horsemen and the
profits retained by them should be
published as well as the facts in re
gard to the present conduct of the
The effect of the present fight
headed by Mr. Bruce should also be
published as well as the result at
tempted to be attained by him in sth4
suit to have declared unconstitutional
the act creating the State JRacing
- Let's have the fight in the open!
We speak-for.no .one but ourselves:
:yz wirite,this. without" consultation
Wlin HUJTUUO.CIBC. tJUCa&Wg vrx vri
selves alone; we are opposed-now,ajM
in our office for the purpose of draft
ing the bill creating the State Racing
Commission, to the control of rac
ing in Kentucky by a group of rapa
cious bucket-shop-poolroom men
who had no thousrh bevond th
profits they might make from the
ownership of the, tracks and the mak
ing of books.
We are now, as we were then,
against the control of the race tracks
by men who gave the least possible
ipurses to the hqrsemen, retaining
We are against the control of the
tracks by men who, regardless of
public opinion, had race meetings of
such length and such character as
to arouse the condemnation of all
honest sportsmen as was the case
in Missouri, where Mr. Bruce's cli
ents obtained control of the race
tracks, and in Kentucky under their
We are against an insidious cam
paign for the avowed purpose of
destroying legalized betting, the ef
fect of which would be to establish a
form of bookmaking that is now in
vogue in New York, under wliich a
syndicate of bookmakers get from
twenty to thirty per cent, and the
public gets robbed.
Dr. Mann and Mr. Bruce stated
that they will submit a questionaire
to the candidates for the Legislature.
We hope the candidates for the
Legislature will also submit
questionaire to them.
PABIS 1EA3T TELLS OF SOUl'iLUUr
In a letter to THE NEWS .Brywi
Wniams, formerly of Paris, wfco1e
located in Rocky Mount. Nortk Caro
lina, orders THE NEWS sent to kit
present address as "the best per ja.
yCentral Kentucky." Mr. William,
"I am engaged here with the C. C.
Cooper Tobacco Warehouse, one or
the largest in the South.
"Tobacco is selling much better f
than farmers expected. Good gr4ee
.are bringing from forty cents to
$1.10 a pound. The warehouse floors
.are averaging from twenty-five ce-nt
to thirty cents. There are some crops
that have averaged as high as flfty
and sixty cents. That has been tie
highest average this year."
A post card from Farmville, North,
Carolina, gives some encouraging
figures in regard to the Southern -markets,
which are always an indi
cation of what the markets may be
in Kentucky. Several crops of to
bacco sold recently at the Townsead
Warehouse, in that place, brought
averages ranging from $40.00 to
$57.50, as follows: $40.00, $42.0,
$49.00, $50.47, $52.21, $53.56, ,
$57.50. The daily sales report
show equally as good averages at
PENALTY WILL SOON GO OH
LIST YOTJB PBOPEBTY IfOWf
POB TAXATION. THE PENALTY
WILL SOON BE ON. ACT QUICK:
AND SAVE YOUBSELVES.
MRS. MATTIE CLAEK,
Bourbon County Tax Commissioner.
JNO. J. BEDMQN, Deputy.
C. J. LANCASTER SUFFERS PAR
Charles J. Lancaster, real estate
agent, and well-known busineas
man of Paris, suffered a paralytic
stroke recently, which affected his'
face, leaving him almost helpless.
Mr. Lancaster was reported yester
day as being some better, but still
in a critical condition. He is the
father of TJllraan Lancaster and Mrs.
Frank Burton, both of Paris, making
his home with the latter, on Seventh,
street, and of Prof. Prentice Lan
caster, of Harrison, Ohio.
A pie supper will be given Satur
day night at Monterey School house,
on the Lexington pike, near Paris..
The public is cordially invited to attend.
Remember the old-fashioned church
a cthat used to have a fresh quarrel In.
the choir about once a montnY
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