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And I1, ogressiiiivt'S nre
Getting Together.
The li Mowing appeared in Sua
din's it our of Lexington Lender a
nn cditnrinj mill gives so much real
inform tinn iluit we reprint it for
the licnclit ol both republicans nnd
Progress vn of Knox county:
It is grntiMng to note tlint there
is n strong ilrilt till over the conn
try toward a litirnioninus adjust
incut ol the differences tlint split
the KcpuMicnn pnrtv in 1012, in
spite ol the vehement pronounce
me i ol C'l. Konscvclt tint! emit cnt
tm-iiiht'rn "I hi" loyal lollowing that
t v Progressives must go it nlotic
ami theeijuitll positive declaration
of some of the old hue Kcpiihlicnns
tlint thej nre still stnntlp.itteis nnd
thtit the pnrty docs not move.
Our prediction, based upon per
sonal iiitircnurse, observation nnd
cm respondent, is that the Kepnhli
can pnm mime nml historic po
litieid principle will he pcrpctuntcd
hy a nurgcr of the two branches
into which the G. O. I', separated
last cnr, but that the Progressives
will have the gratification of seeing
the custome and abuses upon which
they wngetl wnrfnrc in the Chicago
convention abandoned and con
demned, and a more liberal and re
sponse organization put in con
mnnd of the party for the futute.
Everything points to radical con
trol of the Democratic party nnd
administration and sweeping tariff
reductions under Mr. Wilson, and
will produce a reaction in favor ol
fairly conservative principles and
the protectee tariff policy of the
Republican party, which will make
it easier for both factions of 1912
to tet together for nn old fashioned
family reunion.
The stntidpat element has been
"Hiked to to a frazzle," ns Colonel j
Roo-evelt would say, and only n
small percentage of those who bolt
ed the nomination ol Mr. Tnft
cireila lontinentnl for the recnll,
initialise ami referendum, so after
all there nic no insurmountable dil
ferences to overcome if we elitninntt
both Taft and Roosevelt and tin
personal considerations which
prompt loyal support ol each.
Here in Lexington and Payette
c mnty there is a happy disposition
to bury the differences of 1912 and
unite Progressives, Republicans and
i idcpendeiit Democrats in a repeti
tion of the Fusion movement that
redeemed Fnjette county from Mn
chine rule and gave the taxpnver
an economical, business like ad
ministration of fiscal affaiis, purifier
the atmosphere of the Court House
wiped put the iniquitous clrctior
svbtetn that had leng cursed the
community, ami restored an honest
ballot to the people.
In this connection we commend a
cartful rending of the sensible letter
of udge Roland Hums of Cat
lettsburg, in this issue, on the poli
Jeal situation in Kentucky, in which
he gives both factions of the G. 0. P
gtiod advice and correctly points
out" the course that ought to be pur
sued. Judge Uurns is a brainy,
level-headed Republican and his
words ought to carry weight.
The llnltimore News, owned by
Frank A, Munsey, one of the inner
circle ol Col Roosevelt's friends,
and one ol the men who financed
the I'liigressivc campaign of 1912,
' in mi iditoriol in last Thursday's
Imu, points out thnt the masses of
t ic Republican nnd Progressive par.
tie nre not in sympathy with the
lrieiimeihible lender of both fac
timif who refuse t0 mnle conceit.
on and hunt upon pulling apart.
After reviewing the Mnrvlnnd i
uation it says:
Sooner or Inter the absorption of
the rnnk and fileof.onc of the pi
tics by the other, or of both In i
third, is inevitable. There tit nls.
a certain nmount til imlepiiiilcnt
Democratic strength to he lmrg.nii
cd for. And its support iiinnot t
obtained so long ns the Ki-piilihciiu ,
Progressive contest reminds ti I k
tioual light. ' The Chicago crime i
past history The best thing tlu I
Progressives can do is to forget it j
and take up a constructive light
for better government within this .
State. If it will use concrete and
not abstract terms in saying where'
it stands nnd vyhnt it stands for,
its purposes tnny hnvc some snow
ol achievement. Under what name
this is accomplished does not so
much matter.
The Republican State convention
in Michigan last week was a happy
illustration of the "get together"
tendency. The Progressive, swept
the State last year ami yet they are
acting this year within the Repub
lican organization and largely di
rectihi! its policies. This is true in
nearly nil the stalwart Republican ,
States of the West and Northwest,
and it practically assures the su
ptemacy of the Republican organ-1
iintiou nnd name and adoption of i
many Progressive principles. t
In the Michigan convention to
nominate justices of the Supreme
Court and minor officials to be
elected at the spring elections, the
old line Republicans named the
Umpornrv chairman, bnt the per
manent presiding officer was Sena-'
tor W. Frank ames, a Progressive'
Republican who was elected last
fall on the Republican ticket, but
was an avowed Roosevelt adher
ent and one of the third party
leader's most active supporters.
Every county in the State had its
full quoto of delegates and the con
vention is said to have been by far
the largest and most enthusiastic
held in yenrs. Many men who were
prominent in the national Progres
sive party last fall returned to the
Republican ranks as delegates and j
were given an equal voice in the i
convention and there was no fac
tional feeling apparent.
The Progressive element was iu j
control and a platform embodying I
all Progressive measures now be
fore the Legislature was adapted.
The initiative and referendum is
favored nnd the recall of all State
officials except the judiciary wns
In Idaho James H. Brady, a Re
publican, has just been elected to
the United States Senate to sue- ecd
the late Senator Ileyburn. Speak
ing of his election and political con
ditions he said:
"The Kepublicau split is going to
disappear in Idaho ami we shall get
together Already' there arc cvi
dencesofa desini of the two tac
tions to renew relations. I was
rlccted by Republicans and Progres
siveq, and I represent all factions of
the party, but I am a Republican "
These rcportb are fairly indicalie
ol the bentiiucnt that is growmu
throughout the country. If the
Progressives and Republicans get
together in the great Republican
States, it is inevitable that tliov
will unitp-ip Kentucky and ourgonil
friend in both parties might as well
be at the head instead of the tail of
the liarnionv procession.
Lucky to Reach the Tree.
OwIuk to a kudden flooding; ot the
vHey of Kleln-Dletwlll, SftltrerlanU,
three peasants engaged In hay-makltit
ere forced to take refuue In a trie,
where they remained forty-rljst
hour. Pontoon nenj launched ns
won bj toe wen were bukbuu, dui wio
ruih ot ratr fa bo groat that It
vraa lupotilblo for" time to reach
Beinff Agitated all Over
The Country and Steps
Beinjr Taken in Many
Counties' for Bond Is
sues. '.
7 'X
One of the leading 'ijucstions be
ing discussed all oyer the con t men t
now is the plannipg for improve
ment of public roads. It ha" be
come. i matter of National concern
and prominent inembcrs of both
house urc trMiig to perfect plans
wherehj tome method of improc
ment may be brought about. Fed
eral nnl is b'inj;plnnned and com
mittees have beep working upon
ideas that may Ijc put, into practical
use in the nenr future. So far no
definite plans hac been decided
upon although urniiv have been
suggested nnd investigated
In different coiiinmnitie illflerent
conditions exist and v.'hat woultl be
good for one community would not I
work so weir in another
makes it hanl to adopt methods
that will give the gtcutest icrHe
to-thc rtatiist number of people.
Recently 'iivns-propoicd that the
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Govcrn,ucnt aPPrP"ate artiB
amonnt ofinoil for each mile of
road traversed bv a mail route, and
that such roatls be known as "post
roads " This plan was discarded
from the fact thnt it was lclieved
thnt this would soon grow to enor
mous proportions and would de
mand more money than could be
exjicnded in this work. Then it was
suggested that the road, be im
proved where there was a rural free
delivery, but tin reached only such
a small percentage of the people
that this also wus abandoned.
Then again opinion is divided re.
anting the kind of roadb to be
bu.lt. whether it would be better u
liuild transcontinent.il roads reach
ing fnipi coast to coast and from
the Canadian bonier to the Gulf,
or whether or not it would We bet
ter to make these roads lead frow
the rural districts to the railway
centcrs. thus putting the farmer ?,,
better touch with the market n d l
with the outside world. The latter
ili. nuiiiirh In lit- ft verv snsihlr i
'''" '
oni nml and in riur own county
would I e a jrent benefit if put ,to'
nnictieal use This we could hard-
hope for for several n cars even if the eatmty ior u-e purple ... """'""K n . . , , .. . , .,
plan was to U a opted and thcrclroads is being strongly g.tne,l(jnj tllG 11011 A(lY8Ftll&
would be u fnvisied fo offer thin Here at the Rreient time.
The Report made by the
of Barbourville,
United btates uovern men t show
ed assets on
Feb. 4, 1913 $251,441.33
Feb. 4, 19U 168,350.51
Gain in two years $83,090.82
Do Business With a Grow
ing. Successful Bank
We pay 3 per cent in
tereston time deposits
Barbourville, Kentucky
Federal aid in road construction.
This law then would have to be
constructed as not to interfere with
State laws governing the public
roads and here again would arje
complications. This is one of the
problems that the persons interest
ed in the promotion of Federal aid
are trying to solve.
In the meanwhile, other counties
'and states are going about the
i building of their own highways re
gardless of the Oovcrntnental aid,
'nndlikcwu-r nre using ;;ood com
mon seme, for even (overuinent nnl,
the people nre the ones thnt con
tribute to tin 'ovemniriu and,
whether the Govtn'tnent, State or
County build the rontU the people
nre the ones that pav the cost To
many, the epcetnncv ol getting
bomething lioni the tiovrrinneiit,
conveys the idea that it is getting
Horaethiog for nothing, mid this is
one of the reasons that man peo
pie arc cning lor Federal aid in
many things that sht.tild be atteiid-
'erl to right here in our rnyncountits
In many counties bond issues have
i been voted by the citizens ol tin
Icountv and the work of improve
ment has tnorp thau paid lor ttsdf
long before the bonds have all ma
tured and been paid off. Just urw printing nni other epcnses incident
in the Eleventh District we hear .i j to getting the 'bonds in readiness
rcat deal of tlu ."liooiie Ilighwnx" tor transfer "
which it is" proposed to build with! It is this wo all over the country,
the aid of the Government to begin I Uxervwhare the issue is being dis
with the pike rU Crab Orchard and cussed and m-iion is being taken. It
to connect with the Virginia pike j remains to tie seen what Knox
at Ciiinlierlnnil Gap, thus lorming) Conntv will do if called upon to
tht connecting link of a chain of I keep tnuk ol the time and build'
rondiwits from the northern pirt j her roads so thnt thev may be pas
of Main o the Gulf of Mexico. able in winter
Should this dream come true, and
thtrc is a prtoibiiitv thu it will. "Uncle Rube" Draws An-
this would be a monument far more Other ClOOd Crowd
to le proud ofUinn nny other im
provement that' the same amount "l nele Kuhe ' attracted another
of money would purchase. This ia crowd at the Union College Chapel
, only "being talked of, hue tbe.carc
counties in the State that arc put-
ting their ideas into practice anil , t,Ce Slllu 0( ,0ney was raised
are goinj;ulter the roads thej want,1 vhich will po to the Athletic Asso
rcgardless of nn outside assistance, -iution of Union College. They are
Our neighbor, Bell comity, is one dniining to have a Injth class, base
of the counties that is going to try mil team this vear and will nrob-
the bond issue plan. They will rote,
upon this issue next month. .
An article in n recent issue of a.
1 1 nnittfiiit ivincr Iroiu V-oiinnuia
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KIIHI0" I " 1 ' '
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tc roaas o. uiru im.m.t.
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Kentucky, tojthe
"The editor of the Adair County
News personally is in favor of bond
inj. the cotintv to build good roads,
nnd In- nas tendered the use of tlu
column ol his pap. r lor a discus,
sioii amont.' the people ol the conntv
concerning the proposition. There
is no question that Adair county
needs roads, ami almost aiiv kind
of roads would lie better than the
ones it has now The present sys
tem for maintaining roads in the
conntv is so detective that it seems
to lie of little lieneht, nnd as aeon
sequence the roads during the wint
er season are a menace to the trav
eling public,"
Another article appearing in a
dairly paper written from Norton,
Vn , gies some interesting news rc
ganling road improvement in Wiyc
County. i . and k as lolloivs
"The Uoaid ol Supcrvjo 0r
Wise Count sold to Weil, Roth &
Co , of i ineinnnti, $260,000 of road
bond" voted bv the (ihulcsyille and
I'lilimond Magisterial Districts
December 31st last. The bonds,
which are h vcr-por-eent thirty-year,
with the privilege of calling them i
at the end of ''0 vcars, sold for 101,
the agreement being that the pur
chasers should bear the cost of
Vm Mondax evening, and all
well pleased with the performance.
a',,y rut otlier attraction!- .be.
f,rt ,hr ..ensoii o1Wns "Uncle
Kuhc" vwu worththe price ol ad-
I nis.iAU UmH iimt. ,.:ii .. .i..i..
I 111 ll-l" .VI 1 It! Ilf( 1 It'll lib
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mm a uii eri tioiiin uiey lie-
(,iietOt m ano-lier play before
i tin oiKiimg i the tmscliall season.
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