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i Grand Opening I Wednesday and & Thursday I April 1-2 i 5 i f I ' Wednesday and Thursday April 1-2 t i t iamsms am. ,4 extend you a most cordial invitation to visit my display of Imported, and Domestic Novelties inO MILLINERY MisaAileen Hendricks Mddi&onville. i 1 Dp jBjBee PAUL M. MOORE. EDITOR AND PUBLISHER THOMAS WAND BUSINESS MANAGER Subscriotion Rates t One Year $1.00 Six months 60 Three months 25 Single copies 5 Specimen copies mailed free ou application. Correspond ents wanted in all parts of the county. Address us for particulars. 3 Mi Telephone 47 Thursday, March 26, 1908 ws i 'Organized Virtue since the beginning has been stronger than Organized Vice." n; n the authorities refuse to act. The authorities will not refuse to act when every member of the American Society of Equity in every tobacco county makes it plain to the peace officer that he de sires the conviction of uighc riders and that his influence will be used against, and his vote cast acainst, every county officer who does not bestir himself to secure the arrest aud conviction of the outlaws. In the interim, is Mr. Oautrill 8-ys, the association .will be held ''responsible to some degree" for the conditions that exist. GREAT GROWTH OF TELEPHONES Bell System Shows Marvelous In crease of Lines and Business. TT rAMTDTT T c AnnDrcc 1VJL1. VTYIN 1 IVIJLJ O n-LJLJLVJLwOO EDITORIAL IN COURIER-JOURNAL In his address to members of the Kentucky Union of the American Society of Equity, Mr. Oantrill urges that every effort be made to stamp out lawlessness, and calls attentioitto the -iact that responsibility for the destruction of property in the tobacco counties is laid at the door of the organization. The Courier-Journal has pointed out from time to time the fact that this would be the national result of continues lawlessness, coupled with continu ed connivance upon the part of the Deace officers and continued passivity upon the part of the association planters. Mr. Oantrill arges in a general way that law and order should prevail. He makes no specific suggestions as to how the association planters could prevent night riding. The Courier Journal has never had the slightest doubt of the association planters to put an end to barn-burning and other outrages. It could have bfen done when barn-burning begau. It could have been done last winter. It could bo done now. If there Is a will there is a way. Let the will foe shown and the way will be plain. Since Mr. Oantrill, as the presideut of the Kentucky Union of the American Society of Equity, recognizes the fact that misfor tunes to the organization will result from the conclusion of many aaen in and out of the State, that the organization is responsible for the crimes that have been committed, it may not be imperti cent to point out some of the causes contributing to the crystalliza tion of public opinion. Within the last two years a vast amount of property has been burned. Not one man has been convinced. Grand juries have re fused to return indictments, peace officers have neglected 'their duties. The General Assembly neglected its duty. Whj? It is absurd to contend that the State Government aud the machinery of the courts could over havo been paralyzed by mere gangs of marauders who burn barns if every member of the Ameri can Society of Equity and other organizations had expected him self to create sentiment inimical to barn-burning and dangerous to barn-burners. When the General Assembly met no measure looking to the abatement of night riding was championed by tho.'association plant ers. Every bill introduced or proposed with a view to stamping out the existing evil was fought and killed by association planters. A member of the General Assemblj made a speech upon the floor of the House threatening the state with a saturnalia of crime in the event that-certain legislation was not enacted in the interest of the a8sociatian. His anarchy wont uurobuked. Other efforts to bulldoze the General Assembly by similar methods wore made before committees in lobbies and lu the legislative halls. Whilo a lawmaker from Western Kentucky promised that his constituents 'would "wade in blood" to accomplish cortaiu ends. Mr. Hawkins, ix lpading organizer of the Burley association", published a card m which he threatened every independent tobacco planter who dared 4o disregard the ultimatum of fho night riders with ,l305 days of ell." In the Equity news department of the Courier-Journal, edited n part by Mr. Oantrill, it was stated that night riding would con tinue as long as night hauling should continue, and that the night iiaulo"- was the chief obstacle in the way of the association. Wheu a meeting of independent plauters was called iu Henry county a movement of organized planners resulted in its abandonment upon the score that bloodshod might result. In nearly all of the writiug aud speaking by the association men thoro has been in their con demnation of lawlessness a plou in palliation and justification of if Quite naturally there has gotteu abroad the impression that whilo a majority of the members Kentucky Union of the American Society of Equity are law-abiding meu iu the sense that thuy do not and would not engage iu acts of violence of the organizatiou has not mado vigorous aud earnest efforts to put down the night etder. Speeches condemning lawlessness will have no effect as long as SUBSCRIBERS TO THEORY OF CONSIDERATE PUBLIC CONTROL Washington, March 28. The largest public utility company in the world, the American Tel ephone & Telegraph Company, takes the lead of its class in following the new policies of the large industrial company in the world, the United States Steel Corporation, and the largest rail road company the Pennsylvania, in acting the views of President Roosevelt in regard to corpora tion management, responsibility and regulation. Mr. Theodore N. Vail, president of the telephone cotnpauy, has presented a report tostock holders covering the first year of his administration and receiving the thirtieth year of the Bell organization. This report conld not have come from an American corpora in any other era save the present. Mr. Vail gives practical support to the Eoosevelt doctrine of physical valuation, as a basis for establishing fair earnings and of improving relations with the public, by applying its test to his own company, and shows that the physical vaiuatiou of the Bell system is $81,432,000 iu ex cess of the obligations iu the hands of the public, including capital stock at par. Equally surpressing, however, coming from a corporation source are Mr. Vail's views in regard to public control which are made all the more interesting by the fact that they receive the en dorsement of his board of di rectors. Discussing the failure of com petition in the telefjtioiie field, Mr. Vail savs frankly: "It is continued that if thero is to be no competition, thero should be public control. "It is not believed it is inde pendent, intelligent, considerate thorough and just, recognizing as doses the Interstate Commerce Commission in its reports recent ly issued, that capital is entitled to its fair return, and good man agement or enterprise to its re ward." The Boll system showed a no table Increase during the nast year despite the pauic. In toll linos alono8310 miles wore added which would give a line from the north polo along the earth's axes mamug a total of 163,218 miles enough to put six nolua abreast around the world, with seven poles ubroast for one-half the distauce. The total lines increased 202,908 in 1807, giving the surprising total of 1,004,081, winch would give 0G lines of wire around the earth at the equator with enough left over to put Lon don in telephonic with Perkin. But these totals are as nothing compared to the figures of the exchanges of the Bell companies in the United States, exclusive of lines. Exchange increase by 219 during 1908 as compared tvith 1907. The total milage of wire in use for both exchange and toll service was 8,610,592 miles, of which 1,141,687 were added dur ing the dull year of 1907. These ; figures do not include the miles of wire operated bv sub-licenses. Net earnings increased large ly, but I ho dividen payments made only a' small advance. The number of stations at the end of the year operated directly by the associated companies which constitute the Bell system in the United States was 3,035, 533, increase of 308,244. In ad dition to thir number there were 755,316 exchange to toll stations connected to the system by toll and long distance lines, but op erated by local, co-operative and rural independent companies or associations having sub license or connection contracts. Adding also the telephones employed'for pRvate-hne purposes, there was a total of 3,839,000 stations con nected to the Boll system as against 3,07,000 stations at the close of the previous year, an in crease of 700,340 stations. HUNDREDS HERE WILL WELCOME THE ADVICE. Put it in Some Safe Place, for It Come In Handy Some Day. May MORE WHITECAP NOTICES . AND NEGROES FRIGHTENED. Violence Again Prominent In Marshal County. Ftar At Benton. Bentou, Ky, March 22, Since the whitecap raid on Birming ham, ten days ago, the negroes here have been in a state of ter ror. There are only thirty-five or forty negroes here and most of them are quiot, industrious and useful citizens. Weduesday night someone put a notice on a telephone post in frout of the negroes' quarters in North Ben ton, warning all negroes in Ben ton to leavo before the next now moon or take the consu quoncos. Since then they are in a state of abject fear and most of them are making hasty prop aratious to leave. It is the impression that this notice was put up by some reck loss aud mischievous boy merely to play on the ears of the negroes. "Generally debilitation (or yean. Had ski bsadacbes, lacked ambition, wai worn out and all rundown. Uurdock Wood U.tten mado mc a well woman." Mil. Cbas, Preltoy, Moosup, Conn. Hero la a simple homo-made mix ture as Riven by an ominont authori ty on Kidney diseases, who miikcB the statouient in a Now York daily nowspapor, that it will reliovo al most any case of Kldnoy troublo if taken before tlio stage of Brights disoase. He status that such, symp toms as lame back, pain in the sldo, (requont desire to urinate, especially at night; painful and discolored urination, are readily overcome. Hero is the recipe; try it: Fluid Extract Dadelion, one-half ounce Compound Kargon, one ounce ; Compound Syrup Sarsaparllla, three ounces. Take a Q teaapoonful after each meal aud at bedtime. A well-known druggist hero in town Js authority that these ingre dients are harmless and easily mix ed at homo by shaking well in a bottle. This mixture has a peculiar boaling and soothing: effect upon tho entire Kldnoy and Urinary struct ure, and often overcomes tho wost forms of Rheumatism in just a little while. This mixture is to romove all blood disorders and cure tho Rheumatism by forcing tho Kidneys to filter and strain from the blood and system all uric acid and foul, discomposed waste mattor, which caused theso aftliotlons. Try it If you aren't well. Save tho proscription. Uncalled-for Solicitude. Old Nurso (to young lady who la going to New Zealand) So you're go ing away to one of the countries, Mlsa Mary, whero .hoy havo day whon wo have nlghl, and night whon we havo day? Miss Mary Yes, nurso. Old Nurso Eh, It will tako yo some tlmo to get accustomed to the change! Punch. Deafness Cannot be Cared bjr local application!, at they cannot reach the diseased portion ot tba ear. There i only one war ' cure deafneu, and that la by constitution al remedies. Deafneu it canted by an Inflamed condition of the mucom lining of the Bustachlaa. Tube. When tbli tube It inflamed you hare a rumbling aoond or Imperfect heating, when it ii entirely ctoaed, Deafneu is the result, and unless the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to Its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases out ot ten are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing bat an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (lansed by cat arch) that cannot be rured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for clrclars, free. F J. Cheney Sc Co., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for contUpation. Born at Sea. The nationality of a child born at sea is that ot the flag under which the ship Is sailing. QUARTERS an The LUCILE HOTEL site Is larger and enables us to do a larger business. 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