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Entered ab SecondClass Matter Friday Iehtuarv lath lOOt at tho Postofflco nt nrtaurvlllc Knox County Ky under Act of ConirrcM of Mnroh 3rd 1879
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r + Terms 100 Per Year in Advance BAKBOURVILLE KENTUCKY FRIDAY MAY 27 1910 Seventh Year Vol 7 No 15
MItt i I
ViCountrys Duty to Heap Hon
t t ors on the Thinning Ronks I
fj of the Veterans
= In the armies during the progress I
t of the Civil war there were enrolled I
a total of over 2000000 men Tens
of thousands of these perished from I
wounds received in the struggle orI
from diseases contracted through the
expousres and hardship of the cam
paigns Other tens of thousni ds re
turned maimed in limbs or shattered
in health never to become nin cap
able ufcarrying on the natural strug
gle for existence and supremacy in
the peaceful pursuit ol lire
Since the close of the war the
ranks of the remnants of He Union
ntmv have been thinned nut con
stantly by the hands of death
The expectancy of life left to these I
survivors of the war taking them in
the mass the day that the great re j
view was held at Arlington Heights I
after pence was restored wns much
les than the normal term of human
life Still in spite of the thinning out
of the ranks there remain with us
today a vast host the old brats in
blue who left their homes and the
peaceful pursuits of life to go to the
front and protect the homes of those I
left behind hold up the flag of the
country and presesve the Union of i
the states This great gray host
of the old soldiers presents a pathet
ic but inspiring spectacle to nilof us
this latest Memorial laywhen we
are called upon to comcmorate their
deeds of valor their patriotic devo
tioi to the flog and to the Union
and to fill our souls as at a pure
fountain with a renewed spirit of
putrotisin of greater love for o ir I
country greater appeciation for our
admirable institutions anda deeper
i and more devoted determination it i
I the occasion should arise to emulate i
I their deeds an 1 to he as true to the I
I flag and the country as they wen
I handing down to succeeding gene
ations the Union intact its iustitn
lations unimpaired as they did for us j
The United States has certirnly
stamped the old maxim Republics
arc ungrateful as false There never
j f was a country under any form of gov
I ernment which sht wed the measure
t tof gatitude to the men who defended
the flag and preserved the nation at
r Jfi L > all comparable to the United States
< of America as shown by the history
of the treatment accorded to the sol
fliers who fought in the great war
Year by year from that time to this
A the scope of th pension list has been
steadily enlarged Almost a half
century after the first call for troops
hyPresident Lincoln in the spring of
l 861 in spite of the hundreds of thou
sands of the old army who have
Y crossed over to the other side the
government is paying this year a
t larger sum in pensions than was pro
vided the first year after the war and
almost as much as in any previous
m year in all that have passed by
As the years roll by we all should
cultivate the spirit manifested by the
government in enlarging the scope of I
rT the pension list As intimated above
this proves that the grateful hearts
f of Americans are touched more ten
deny with a sense of debt that we
owe the old soldivfjras the years roll
by Those of us who see the old boys
jnbluemarching through the streets
on Memorial day year by year can
scarcely miss being struck by a stnse
of the weight ofyenrs that rests upon
the shoulders of this good gray
army Remember it is more than a
whole generation ago as human life
goes almost a generation and a half
since the last recruit was enrolled in
the volunteer army of the Union just
before the war came to its close
Therefore very few members of the
Grand Army very few soldiers of the
Civil war who are only at the tree
score mark Indeed there are not
many of them who are not at the I
psalmists terms of life three score
and ten There arc but few alive who
a iswered the first call of President
Lincoln If the new recruits were only
twenty when that call went out he
is sixty now The soldier who was
thirty is nearly eighty
It is a touching thought I o think of
this noble army and look hack
through tht > halfcentury that is gone
byand think of the bright promiiii
sturdy youths with life all before
them with quickened pulses with
firm unwavering thread that shook
the earth in the first army corps and
brigmles organized in the early days
of the war When the great review
was held near Washington after
peace was made the eyes of these
boys in blue were still bright with
hope their steps still firm and theirI
hearts resolute Unlike most other
armies they w nt back I nine glad
the war was over They returned toI
the occupations they had laid down
when the call to arms reached them
Tliev have been through all these
years of business good citizens law
abiding industrous and self respect
ing taking care of themselves and of
those depenJent upon them as gener
allnllel as efficiently as those who
never heard the rattle of musketry
or the roar of artillery nor the shock
of cavalry charging over the plain
Year by year their ranks are thin
ning out now very rapidly Year by
year thousands of them drop They
may never haveanother opportunity
experiencing a little joy begotten
ot the respect and gratitude shown
by their countryman It is fitting
that the graves of those who are
gone should be decorated with flow
ers in memory of what they did and
endured but it is still more imporI
taut that we should show to those
who still remain among us our high
appeciation of their patriotism and
Long live in thousands and tens of
thousands the boys in blue May
their ranks thin slowly 1t many
years pass by before taps is sound
ed over the grave of the last of this
great army ot grizzled heroes And
while they live may Americans of the
present aid of coming generations
ncr lack in their admiration and
gratitude to the men who protected
the homes of America who upheld
the flag of the country and who pre
served the Union of states intact
with all the admirable institutions
framed by the fathers of the republic
Eleventh District Christian
S S Convention
The Eleventh District Christian
Sunday School Convetion will be
held in the Christian Church at Mt
Vernon June 1516 Pres R H
Crossfield of Transylvania Universi
ty Lexington and Bro Robert M
Hopkins State Evangelist will make
the principal addresses Wednesday
evening Thnrsday morning and
afternoon will be the Bible School
sesions of the convention Thurs
day night Bro HW Elliott will
have charge Friday morning the
women of the C WBM will have
charge under the management of
Mrs Alice E Jackson of London
and the convention will adjourn Fri
day evening
The members of the Christian
Church and Sunday School at Mt
Venon are planning to entertain as
many delegates as may be sent from
the different schools throughout the
district Alt delegates are specirlly
requested to send their names as
soon as possible to Will H Fish Mt
Venon Ky so that the Entertain
ment Committee may know just how
many to arrange for
This Convention should be great
success as some of the very best
Sunday School workers of the State
will be there All Sunday School
workers are cordially invited
i bJ i iiC 4fii
a R ai cfm maat
Rend nt the dedication of tho IiullnnnpollH
Boldlors monument
The Soldier meek tho title yet
Therefore with reverence as with
wild acclaim
We fain would honor in exalted tine
The glorious lineage of tho glorious
The SoldlerrJII he ever was and is
Our countrys high custodian by
Of patriot blood that brims that
heart of his
With fiercest love yet honor in
The Soldier j within whoso invio
late care
careI takes raposoher in
most fai o
Of freedom has its guardian there
As have her forts and Hoots on
land and main
The heavenward banner as its rip
ples stream
In happy winds or float in languid I
Through silken meshes ever sifts I
tho goleumI
Of FunBliitio on its routine below
1ItuaoldicrWhy the very utter
IB music as of rallying bugles
blest I
With blur of drums nod cymbals I
and of chants
Of battle hymns that shako the
Ttf thunder chorus of a world Isj
To awful universal jubilee t
Yet uver through it pure and sweet
are heardI
The prayers of womanhood and
infancy 1
Even as a fateful tempeat sudden 1
Upon our sense so our thoughts I
are blown
Hack where the soldier battled nor
A grave all nameless in a oliire c
unknown I
The Soldierthough perchance I
worn old and gray
The Soldierthough perchance j
tho merest bd 1
Time Soldierthough he gave his 1
life away
Hearing the shout of VictoryI
was glad
Ayo glad and grateful that In such
a cause
His veins were drained at free
doms holy shrine
Rechristening the lundns first it
His blood poured thus in sacra
mental sign
Of now baptism of the hallowed
name I
My Country now on every lip I
once more
And blest of God with still enduring
This thought even then the Soldier
gloried oer
The dying eyes upraised in rapture
As haply Ise remembers how a
Once swept his boyish brow and
tossed his hair
Under the fresh bloom of the
orchard trees
When his heart hurried in some
willful hnste
Of ecstasy and his quick breath
war wild
And balmysharp and chillysweet
to taste
And he towered godlike though a
trembling child 1
Again through luminous mists he
saw the skies
Far fields vhltotentod and in
gray and blue
And dazzling gold he saw vast ar
mies rise
And fuse in firefrom which In
swiftest view
Tho old flag soared and friend and
foe as one
Blent in an instants vivid mirage
The eyes closed smiling on the smil
ing sun
That changed the seer to a child
And oven so the Soldier sleptour
own I
The Soldier of our plaudits flow
ers and tears
O this memorial of bronze and
His love shall outlast this a thous
and years 1
Yet as the towering symbol bids us
With soul saluting as salutes tho
Wo answer as the Soldier answered
The Captains high command
Tau osyhltcomb Rlley
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Writes Concerning Worlds
Panama Exposition
Nw Orleans La May 19 1910
First National Hank
Barbourvllle Ky
Referring to the letter to you from
the New Orleans Clearing House As
sociation asking your assistance in
having New Orleans c II
the logical point for holding theI
Worlds Panama Exposition I too I
wish to ask for your kind cooper
ttioti in this matter
Over sixty million of people live
within a radious of 1000 miles fromI
New Orleans while in the same ra
dius from San Francisco there are
only sit million people The average
railroad fare to New Orleans for
over 75 per cent 01 the people of this
country to visit an Exposition here I
will lie 2 50 as against 3750 toI
ian Francisco
It is proposed because of the imI
portanec of the Panama Canul to thcI
Central and South American rcpuhI
lics to extend special invitations 10
those Governments to participate 1
anil to the people of those nations to
visit this exposition For them New
Orleans is the only logical points
Even jan exposition were held in
San Francisco these people would I
pass through New Orleans to get
there The can come to New Orleans
va water in two weeks less timeJ
thin it will require for them to reach
San Francisco
The people of your state could
come to n exposition in New
Orleans in much less time and at 4
much less expense than they could I 1
go to San Francisco and here is aI
point which you as bankers willI
readily see the force of
If this exposition is held in New 4
Orleans the millions of dollars which i
wilt be expended in the construction
and maintenance of the great in terI
millions of dollars
prise and the I
which will he here expended by the
hundreds of thousands of people
from all parts of the world w ill un I
questionable remain in the Mississ
ippi Valley and in the South and
during its idle periol this immense
amount of capitol will rind its expo
sition goes to San Francisco these
millions of dollars will stay on the
Pacific Coast and not one state
East of the Rocky Mountains will
receive any benefit therefrom
Senator Thos H Paynter and
Representatives John W Langleyand
losL Rhinock of your state ate mem
of the committee which will settle
this important matter and I beg of
you to communicate with all of them
bv wire or letter in behilf of New
Orleans and the South
Sincerely your
Governor of Louisiana
For Railroad Through Clay
County Look Bright
The first of this week JE1Vil
loughby chief Engineer of the I
NRll Co was in this city and
left for Manchester in company
with some Olay county citizens
and will take photographs of the
various coal veins together with
samples of the coal which will be
thoroughly analysed
The route of this railroad con
necting between Artemus and
the Southern at this end and the
L A at Beatyville has already
been surveyed and there is no
doubt but what work will be be
gun upon this line at an early
This road when built will open
up the greatest coal field to be
found in this section of the State
to the markets of the world
I 1t iliJ l1I t
itOiII lIii1rii
Will Take 45 Years ot Pres
ent Rate to Core for all
At the present rate of increase
nearly forty five years must elapse
before sufficient hospital accomoda
tions to provide for all the indigent
consumptives in the United States
will be provided declares the Na
tional Association for the Study of
Prevention of Tuberculosis in a bul
letin issued today
Although over 7 000 beds in the
hospitals sanatoria camps and
wards for tuberculosis patients were I I
established list year there are fully
300000 indigent consumptives who
ought to be placed in such institu
tions and a total of only 22720 beds
in entire country On May 1 1909
there were 15244 beds for con ump
lives and 294 institutions The an
nual report of the National Associa
tion shows an increase of 99 institu I
tions and 7500 beds
In seven states Alabama Idaho
Montana Nevada Oklahoma IdahoI I
ming and Utah with n combined
population of over 000000 not
one bed for consumptives has been
provided In nine states and terri
toiifs Alaska Dele ware Florida
Kansas Mississippi South Ca olina I
South Dakota Vermont and West
conIsurnpt i
sumptives in each case is less than
50 while the combined populations
of these states is over 7000000 On I
the basis of 400 deaths to a million I
of population which is approxima
tely the present rate in the United
States there would be nearly 5000
deaths annually from tuberculosis
in thse fourteen states wit hat least
20000 cases of this disease all the
timeand less than 530 beds to care I
for them
N w York state leads in the num
her of beds for consumptives provid
ed up to May 1st with 5476 beds
Massachusetts iu second with 2403
beds Pennsylvania third with 2347
Ivds Colorado fourth with 1489
beds and New Mexico fifth with 1
104 beds As yet not one steate in
the country has made adequate pro
vision for its consumptives New
YOrK has set itself the task of having
No uncured for Tuberculosis in
1915 and several cities in other
parts of the country have adopted
similar programs The National As
sociation says that tuberculosis will
not be stamped out until all cases of
this disease are cared for either in
their homes or in iustitutions
With this end in view efforts will
be made to increase the number of
hospital beds in this country to at
least 35000 by May 1st 1911
Lands A Good Position
The nets spapers this week re
port that Hon Sawyer A Smith I
of this city has been selected as
the Assistant U S Attorney for
the Eastern District of Kentucky
at a salary of 2500 per year and
expenses and he has been re
ceiving the congratulations of
his friends
The Attorneyship held for
the past six or seven years by
Judge James H linsley has
been given to Hon James 11
Sharp of Williamsburg and
with Sharp and Smith to look
after the interest of the govern
ment we have every reason to be
lieve that its interest will be
propely protected
The song service announced for
Sunday morning at Christian
Church has been postponed until
next Sunday night on account
of the Memorial service Sunday
c < t
iii ir l rIoc
li Ui
Exercises at Union COIii
lege Largely Attended
and Greatly Enjoyed
Rainy Weather Made it Un
pleasant but Still the
Crowds came Every Night t
The closing exercises of the present
year of Union College have been en
joyedur by otownspcople in spite of
the rain and disagreeable weather we
have had to endure during the week t
Last Sunday morning the Chapel j
of the College was crowded to its f
capacity to hear the Pac alaureate <
Sermon which was preached by Prof > t
Lewis H Chrisman DrEasley hav °
ing so severly sprained his ankle then
night before that he was unable to
be out of his room
Sunday evening Mr Taylor of
address before i
Corbin delivered the
the Y M C A which was also en
Monday evening the oratorical
contest for the J M Robinson medal
was given the honor falling to Miss
Pearl Stunk Subject The D earner
The other speakers of the evening i
were It E Burnett and Lewis Wood
Tuesday evening was the Elocu
tionary recitations of Prof Earnest
Haswell class and was largely attend
in spite of the down pour of rain
which continued until the hour for i
the exercises to begin
All the readings were enjoyed and
each student showed the careful
training they had been given
Wednesday evening the Musical
recital was given before a full house
and the lovers of music were treated 1
to a feast bv Miss Joan Easlcys class
Thursday morning was observed f
as Commencement day and Rev W i
S Borard LU of Athens Tenn de
livered the class addresses after
which the diplomas were presented
and the school year was brought to
a very successful close
With this week Dr Easley closed 1
out five lull years as President of j
Union College and even those who I
have fell inclined to criticise his
course must admit that he has madei
Union College a success He leaves
with his family for the East again
where he again takes up the work in
Ministry and leaves the College in
the hands of other to continuer
There will be some of the faculty re
tained but many of next years teach
ers will be new but the President
Judge James D Black comes from
among us and we have every reason
to believe he too will prove a success
Dr Easley has bad many trials and
hardships to endure curing his term
as President of the College and we
have reason to believe that be will
be greatly missed not only in the
School wcrk but in the community
at 1To
To him and all the teachers who
leave for greener fields we wish un
bounded success and trust that they
pay heavier while to those who re
main and those who come to take
the places made vacant by the out
going members we wish to join with J
them in helping to make the coming > l
ear the best in the history of the
Foot Badly Mashed
A young man named Hatfield
of Corbin while riding a freight t
train received severe injury to
his foot it being caught in the
couplings and badly crushed toi
The accident occured near
Emanuel Sta Wednesday and
he was brougt here for medicalJ
attention and was alterwards re 1
moved to Corbin amputation I
was necessary

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