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The market will likely be Miss Latitia Paull was quite sick healthy for the next few weeks. Personals. For Sale. Registered duroc pigs ready to take away. J A. Williams, Columbia, Ky. If you fail to hear Hon. Ben Members of the Adair Fiscal Court, Lindsey at the Court-Hou- se Judge and County Attorney. next Monday night you will The Boys in Khaki. Mother, home and country are three of the mostendearing sentiments that make life worth living, three of the strongest incentive that repel aggression from those would trample on or disturb the rights, privileges and blessings of either. Thev form n, bedrock of patriotism and yield not lq iear oi man. under the power of their force gentle and loving undaunted courage is born, nurtured and matured. Personal insult or personal injury may yield to scriptural injunction, but any attempt to mar and destroy fchfi SRftrprl nrarnirnftirni. .v.t back true love for their noble virtues j will mnlro loaqlr iuau ni "can mnn oLrumr ana a ouiuug iuau a. lorce oi leariul power. It is the invasion of their rights and blessings that is causing this government to oppose the greed and avarice of Germany. Many of our young men who failed to see the dangers, answer ed the call with a degree of fear and timidity, but since entering the service and better understanding the real situation are responding with a zeal and determination that will not flinch on the battle field nor yield until victory is achieved. Their brief visits to loved ones at home are doing more to awaken the great common people of the fact that their country is actually in war than any other agency. Many have failed to see the real dangers or to approximate the appauling sacrifices that must be made to save our country from the domination of German autocracy in all of its frightful hideousness, bub the boys in Khaki are bringing it near every country home. It is becoming clearer every day that it is a terrible struggle between .free government and autocracy, that its marks of destruction will be felt for more than a century, that the battle can not be won by shooting alone. It is a do or be done proposition involving us all. The boys from this county, who have spent a few brief hours at home, have impressed all that they are made of true grit. Not one bemoaning his lot or show signs of fear each and all ready for the unpleasant task of meeting the enemy on the firing line, but there are two of Adair county's boys whose attitude deserves special mention, Rollin Cundiff and Cassius Hood. A few days ago, the writer, in conversation with Rollin, asked various questions to which he replied as follows: "Conditions at the camp are all that could be expected and a3 good and comfortable as most of us could have at home. Courteous treatment is the rule and order and official distinction does not seem to reduce the high esteem for the private. I am a private aud prefer it to an official position I am feeling fine, am in to do my bit and under existing conditions of our country. I would not quit if an honorable discharge was tendered me " Cassius is a member of the big gun crowd in the vicinity of Norfolk and though he has not visited home folks he wrote his father, Mr. Creed Hood, that he had had the measles and that his recovery was such that he could get an honorable discharge Fatherly love asserted itself in Mr. Hood's reply, to which c where on the road between Russell Creek ford on Greens-burweek. road and Glenville, a heavy winMr. and Mrs S. D. Barbee visited ter lap robe. W. H. Jones, Glenville, Ky. their daughter in Louisville last LosT.-Some last week. Mr. J. B. Barbee was in Louisville last week. Bev. C. R Dean accompanied his children to Indiana last week Mr. Frank Toliver, of Lebanon, Tenn., was here a few days of last A stray, Red Heifer calf, one year Every body in Columbia and in old is at my home. The owner can the vicinity of the town should have her by paying expenses. June Spoon, Fairplay hear Hon. Ben Lindsey, next miss the treat of your life. Wanted. Information concerning the present whereabouts of Jessie Nelson, white, age 16 years, light complexion, light hair. If located wire or write the undersigned. C. R. Buchanan, natcher, Ky. Monday night. g 8-t- Mammouth Bronze turkeys. Pure bred, large bone, beautiful plummage. Price reasonable. Mrs. Josh Butler, f Columbia, Ky. For Sale. F. B Phelps purchased from Mrs. J. Miss Annie Kinnaird, of Bed Lick, A Johnson the residence where Mr. is visiting at the home of Dr James June Pickett now lives and twenty Menzies. acres of land, over half botton land, Mr. G. W. Bledsoe, Creelsboro, was for S3.500. Possession will be given at here Monday, en route home from once. Louisville. From now until April 1, 1918, we Miss Christine Nell, Gradyville, visit- will furnish the Adair County News, ed Miss Catherine Nell several days of Louisville Daily Post and Home and last week. Farm, one year each, for $3.50, This Mrs J. N. Coffey was very sick is a bargain. If you want the combiseveral days of last weeks, but is some nation call at this office orsend "check. Mr. Paul G, Chandler, is now in line Mr. W. M. Wilmore, our Gradyville for a Commissioned officer. He was correspondent, was in Columbia, on one of live of his company who won business, Thursday. out. The officers training camp will Judge Rollin Hurt left Sunday for be in Camp Taylor. Mr. Chandler's Frankfort, resuming his duties on the many Columbia friends will be glad to learn that he is soon to be promoted. bencli Monday morning. week better at this writing. Mrs W. E. Bradshaw and little son, Notice All bottles from our plant Edwin, are visiting at the home of will be charged to our customers at Mrs. Bettie W Butler. 4c apiece, and no credit given until Mary Helen,a little daughter of Mr. same are returned. These bottles and Mrs. J. F. Patteson, was very sick cost us at the factory Gc. We are charging them to you at 4c. several days of last week. Nell & Son, Bottlers. Miss Rose Hied, who teaches at Jamestown, is at home until measles Mrs. P F. Squires, Milltown, who subsides, it having gotten into the is 57 years old, thinks she has done school. her bit toward winning the war by selling 8210.23 cents worth of chickens, Miss Zella Pelley, returned to her school at Barboursville Sunday, after eggs and butter during the year 1917. spending the holidays with home She was sick three months during the time. folks Mr. Doc Walker, of this place, who Tax Commissioner Logan estimates is a soldier at Camp Zachary Taylor, in his report to the Governor that the came home last week for a few days new tax law will increase the revenue stay with his mother, other relatives of the State over $1,500,000 in excess and friends. 82,000,000, or 51,500,000 more than is Mrs W. R. Lyon, Campbellsviile, necessary to pay all the expenses of was very sick last week and at one the Commonwealth. time very dangerous. At this writ L. G McClister sold his residence ing she is some better. She is a vicand thirteen acres of land, the land tim of double pneumonia. having been recently purchased from Bertes Grant, J. A. Baker and G. A. Cheatham, to Noah Loy. Frank Taylor, soldiers stationed at present school Supreintendent, the for Camp Zachary Taylor visited their Mr. McClister is undicided as $2,300 parents in Adair county last week. to his location. They were given happy greetings. To the many who called at our home Judge W. W. Jones and Messrs. C. S. Harris and C. H. Hockersmith, after the death of our sou was anCounty Judge W. S. Sinclair, County nounced, and also those who offered Attorney W. A. Coffey will leave on a assistance and words of consolation after the remains arrived we desire to business tiip to Frankfort Thursday. return our grateful thanks Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Smith and Mr and Mrs. Montgomery their sou, Roy, left for Bradentown, and Daughter. Scott Fla , last week, where they expect to spend the remainder of the winter. A very pretty wedding occurred at We trust that they will have a de- Russell Springs a few days ago when lightful visit Miss Effie Cooper, a popular young Mr. Rollin Montgomery, who has lady, a daughter, of Mr. aud Mrs M been m the hospital at Indianapolis, W. Cooper, was married to Mr. Burr for eight or ten months, a victim of G rider, sou of Mr. and Mrs Fel Gri-dewho is a very industrious young rheumatims, reached Columbia a few days ago He is improving and thinks farmer. when warm weather comes, he will Miss Lelia Conover, a young lady be all right. who was reared in the Ozark neighborMr. Mont Page, son of Mr W. B. Page, Cane Valley, came home, on a hood, Adair county, but who has been living in Campbellsviile for several furlough, from Camp Zachary Taylor. years, was married at Lebanon, a few In a few days after reaching Cane Val- days ago, to Mr. Claude E. Lile, also ley he was taken quite sick and is yet of Campbellsviile. The young lady is confined to his room. His furlough very deserving, and it is said that the has been extended. young man is industrious and popular. r, Tobacco was a little off last week, but it is yet bringing good prices. Dr. H. B. Simpson, of Breeding, and Mr. C. W. Strange, of near Burkesville, One week from next Monday the arrived here, from Louisville, last January term of the Adair circuit Wednesday night. Mr Strange's mission to Louisville was to be exam-ne- d court begins. by a specialist Ex Ray was apB. Barbee sold Silas Cain a Jersey plied, showing that he had an ulcerJ. cow for $95,00. He also sold Richard ated stomach. He was put upon a diet, the physician stating that he Dohoney a Jersey heifer for 875,00 would come around all right in due reopened last course of time. The Liudsey-Wilso- n Tuesday with about thirty new pupls, and many others are expected this Wm. Corbin, who was in the service week. of the United States, and who came on a furlough, staying over his Mr. Walter Sullivan has rented home, was charged with desertion. He Mrs. T. F. Collin's residence, on time, Gradyville 'country, and Greensbung street, and has removed lived in the last week he was located aud advised to it. to come to Columbia and return to the Mr. W. E McCaudless.of this place. Camp with Doc Walker, a soldier of has purchased a bottling plant in this place, who was at home, on a furBowling Green. He writes that it is lough. The boy came to town and was arrested by Sheriff Mitchell, who plant a had papers for him. Friends interfeMiss Pinkie Breeding, who lives a red and the Government authorities few miles out of town, has accepted were notified, a message coming to a position at Liberty, Ky., and will Mr. Mitchell, telling him that if the boy voluntarily came to Columbia, for leave for that place Saturday. him to surrender him to Doc Walker There will be the regular services at which he did and the boy returned to the Zion Baptist church next Satur- the army. It is said that his punishday and Sunday, preaching by the ment will be light, but that he will probably be dismissed from service. Pastor O. P. Bush. well-equipped G. R. Reed. J R. Garnett, A O. Taylor, W. H. Gill and C. R. HutchiAdministration Wins Out. son, the new municipal board, organized Monday night G R. Reed was Louisville, Ky., Jan. 8. elected Chairman. The board then elected L. C Winfrey, City attorny, Adair County News: In the Democratic Coucus at Frankand Oliver Willis Town Marshal. fort, Monday afternoon, Robt. T. Mr. E. E. Cheatham, who recently Crowe, of LaGrange, the administrapurchased from Mr. Allen Walker the tion candidate for Speaker, was nomifarm known as the McFarland farm, nated over Claud Thomas The adnear Columbia, removed from Baker-to- ministration forces won all along the with his family, to his new home line. The mill will now commence last Wednesday. Mr Cheatham is a the grind J fine citizen and has a most excellent family. We are glad they have bePublic Sale. come residents of Adair county. On Thursday, the 23th of January, I Hon. Ben Lindsey, a talented will sell, at public outcry, the followgentleman of national reputation ing property at my home, near Bliss, will lecture at the Court-Hou- se this county: and next Monday night. Four mules of one mare. Seven head cattle. Come and hear him. One sow and eight pigs. Four shoats. Mr. G. A. Kemp, who was a salesAll my farming impliments, such as man in Walker's store, this place, for plows, binders, etc. Household aud more than a quarter of a century, ten- kitchen furniture, including a piano. dered his resignation the first of this lt-2- t Allen Keltner. year. He is an excellent salesman, and a very reliable gentleman, one Adair louniy Court. who has many friends. At present he is undecided as to the business Allie Mays Admrx of he wiil engage in The store will be James R. Mays deed. Plaintiffs ; vs conducted by Miss Alice and Mrs. Doc J Defendants Walker, both of the ladies being Mary Goode et al In obedience to an order of the Adair amply qualified. Circuit Court, entered at the SeptemLast Thursday Hon. Basil Richard- ber, Term thereof.1917. son, of Glasgow, was elected State I will from now until the 21st day Senator in the 19th district, to fill out of January, 1917, at my office in the the unexpired term of Senator Trigg. Town of Columbia, Ky. receive and He is a man of ability and will make a hear proof of claims of all the credibrilliant representative. He is a tors of James R. Mays deceased. Democrat of the old school, bur, his W. A. Coffey Master Commissioner, time will be devoted to representing Adair Circuit Court. the entire people of Adair, Barren and Metcalfe, and will also keep his Entertained. eyes open in the interest of the State of Kentucky. Mrs. C. M. Russell entertained informally at her home on Greensburg Prof. Charles Sanders, who has been street, Tuesday afternoon, the principal of the Grannada High 6 o'clock. Those present from 3 to were School in Colorado, was recently elect Gordon Montgomery, W. A. ed Superintendent of the city schools Coffey, Barksdale Hamlett, W J. of Bristol, Col., at an attractive salFlowers. ary. Prof. Sanders is a son of Mr. Misses Jennie Garnett, Minnie Trip-let- t, Frank Sanders, this county, and is a Alice Walker, Sue King, Carmen man, who has merited the promotion Belcher, and Mabel Ewen. The afterthat he is receiving. His many friends noon was enjoyed by all present and in this part of the county are glad to delicious refreshments were served. get such good reports from any one who is blazing his own way with the The Senatorial Election. degree of success that Mr Sauders enjoys. Hon. Basil Richardson had no opposition for State Senator, to fill out the Notice. unexpired term of Hon. R. B. Tjigg. The election was last Tuesday and a All parties owing me for Millinery very light vote, on account of extreme please call and settle at once. This cold weather, was polled in Adair county. Some votes were cast in each means YOU if you haven't paid. one of the fifteen precincts. We take Mrs. Geo. Staples it that a light vote was cast in each of the other two counties. Mr. RichWill Be Promoted. ardson stands high in this county, and the people generally are glad that it Last week, at Leavenworth, Kan., is being represented, (Mr. Rishardson having gone to Frankfort,( by an able five men were drawn from Albia company for officers. Albia conscientious gentleman. was one of the number and the five Tribute of Respect. selected were sent, to an officers' training camp in Virginia. Albia Whereas, It has pleased God to rewrites his parents here that he feels move by death, our beloved brother, sure that he will be promoted to Claude Montgomery, from our midst, first Lieutenancy. who died Friday.TJec. 28th, 1917. Therefore be it resolved: Hotel Changes Hands. First, that the Columbia Baptist church has lost a faithful and earnest Mr. C. G. Jeffries, who recently member. Second, That the Sunday School bought the Hancock Hotel, this city, expresses their deepest appreciation is now in charge and is having a good run of trade. The house is now un- for the faithful work done as their dergoing a thorough overhauling and former Secretary. Third, In his death the community new furniture and new bedding added. has lost an upright Christian gentle The table will be supplied with the husvery best the market affords. The man, the wife and son a devoted loyal band and father. A true and traveling public is invited, close atbrother has gone to his reward. tention guaranteed. Fourth. We deeply deplore his death and extend our sympathy to At the Parsonage. his loved ones. Fifth. A copy of these resolutions One afternoon, during Christmas he spread on the minutes of our Sunweek, Miss Emma Murrell and Mr. day School, a copy given to the famOmry Webb, both of this county", ily and a copy given the Adair County were married by Rev. L. F. Piercy, In News for publication. F. H. Durham, this city, at the home of the minisO. P. Bush, ter. The bride is a daughter of the L. E. Bradley. late Nathan murrell, and she resided at Crayciaft, and is a very worthy For Sale. young lady. The groom is a young n man for his .good characSix good mules, fivecoming ter and industrious habits. They years old, one ten. 1 miles east three Cane will probably reside at Craycraf t. The S. L. Banks. Valley. best wishes of their many friends is extended. n, Gentlemen: 1 am in this way extending to you my sincere thanks, and appreciation for the hearty and helpful support that you have given me in my work as Road Inspector for Adair County, during the past year, Much good has been accomplished during the year for the roads of the county, and we hope to continue the good work during the coming year. C. Hoge Hockersmith, State Road Inspector. Union Meetings, WeeK Of Prayer, Tuesday, January 8, at the MethodThe Church Universal The "One body" of Which Christ is the Head Dr. Watson. Wednesday, January 9, at Presbyterian church Nations and Their Rulers, Rev. Piercy and Judge Jones. Thursday, January 10, Baptist church Families, Schools, and Colleges, and the Young, Prof. Moss and ist churh, C-- Mr. Friday, January 11, at the Christian church Missions or The Open Door of Opportunity, Ministers present 5 minutes each. namlett. Tobacco Sejzd for Sale. There has been placed in this office some improved White Burley Tobacco Seed for sale The seed will yield under proper cultivation from 1500 to 1700 pounds of tobacco per acre. Tobacco from these seed took first premium at Columbia Fair and also Glasgow Fair. It also brought S1.00 per pound on Campbellsviile Loose Leaf Market. The seed are sold at 50 cents per package and one package will sow a large bed. The seed will be here in a few days. If you want a package call or write early. Masonic Election. Mes-dam- es The following officers were elected for Russell Lodge, No. 284, F. & A. M., at Jamestown, Dec. 27th, 1917. Lee A. Lawless, W. M. W. A. Brown, S. W. J. R. Holt, J. W. J. N. Meadows, Treas. II. H. Dunbar, Sect. W. S. Kean, Tyler. L. G. Bernard, S. D. L. E. Bernard, J. D. Elihu Collins ) Stewards. B. S. Kinnett W. S. Knight, Chaplain. Hood Lodge. S. I. BlaiJ, Master. W. A. Roy, S. W. L. G. Montgomery. J. w Sidney Burton Treas. R J. Bailey, Sec'y. Kent Bryant, Tiler. W N. Holt, S. D. Jas. Gordeu, J. D. Sam Pierce W. E. Foster, f Stewards. Married at Russell Springs. Eu-bank- 's well-know- Uf ,, The following announcement should Cassius rftsnnnrtpri n fnlfnwcis going to France and I am have appeared in the News of host week, but definite information could going with it. I had rather be kicked in not be secured at this office. Wed- Mt". the head by a mule than to accept Uv.w.. nesday morning of last week, we . w. " KnMi nncitinnc 1UU1I 4i m .. ruoiviuuj, cnKi UIU1UCM and determination spells true grit. gathered from the telephone operator at Jamestown that Miss Alva Knight, true patriotism. May God biess and daughter of Mr and Mrs. W. S. protect our young men in their courKnight, of Jamestown, her father age and duty in the defense of the being a very prominent citizen of greatest democracy of earth The Russell county, and cashier of the love of mother, home and country Bank of Jamestown, and Mr. Will gives faith and determination, the Diddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Did- key of success. We are all for the. dle, Adairville, Logan county, were boys in Khaki, for victory in war, of married at Russell Springs, by Rev. velopment and prosperity in peace. Oscar Capshaw, of the Methodist C. S. H. Church, on Wednesday, the 26th day of December. Immediately after the ceremony A Great OnDortunilv Offered bv the couple went to the home of the The Lyceum Course. bride's parents. A day or two later the groom left Jamestown, to look after his affairs in Logan county, his Judge Ben B. Lindsey the fabride to join him in the next few days. mous champion of the Juvenile n Both the bride and groom are court and one of the greatest in Columbia, both having been school. platform speakers of the age students in Lindsey-Wilso- n bride often visited in Co- will give one of his famous lecBesides, the lumbia where she has many friends tures Monday evening Jan., 14, young people. The 1 among the 91 8, at the Court-hou- se in Cogroom was born and reared at Grady- lumbia. ille, ana was often in uoiumbia, mingling with his associates. . There are no obstacles to keep, this Passing of Old Soldiers. couple from getting along in tht world, as both sides of the house are ' We learn from Will Dohoney, who in good shape,, financially. many Columbia friends ex- keeps a record, that the following old Their soldiers answered their tend their very best wishes, trusting happiness that is now their last call duringithe year 1917: that the lot, will linger as long as they travel, Dan Polstnn, John W. Graves. John hand in hand, down the stream of R. Cundiff, T. F. Collins, Lawson Time. Janes, Wm. Perry man, Abe Brown. j Their ages were from seventy-od- d to con - a. de-ti- me well-know- 8-- tf I eighty-odd- . fc ' V. - is M r- -. 2 ., ' MI'M'MM'MM ADAIR COUNTY X2 mal had bogged down several times and Gordon had wasted much time and spent a good deal of needed energy in dragging it to firmer footing. This time the pony refused to answer the whip. Its master unloaded pack and saddle. He tried coaxing; he tried the whip. "Come, One plunge, and you'll make it yet," he urged. Old-Time- S rxne man' at the stove caught the change In tone and turned quickly. He was too late. Macy had thrown himself forward and the weight of his body flung Holt against the wall. Before the miner could recover, the other two men were upon him. They bore Wm to the floor and in spite of his struggles tied him hand and foot Big Bill rose and looked down derl sively at his prisoner. "Better change your mind and go with us, Holt. We'll spend a quiet month up at the headquarters of Wild Goose. Say you'll av rmAE23 G2F 2Fzfl& JV&Z85Z5BT WILLIAM MacLEOB Copjrltht. SYNOPSIS. trading-pos- 1907. by William MacLeod P.alne. KAINB CHAITER I As a representative of Ciia government Gordon KUlot is on bla rxy to Alaska to Investigate coal claims. Oc tho boat he meets and becomes In a fellow passenger whom he Ib Sheba "going In." learns Macdonald, O'Neill, also of Colby active head the syndicate under investigation, sctrxes aboard. Macdonald is attacked by mine laborers whom he had discharged.y intervention of Elliot i3sil the active life. saves his CHAPTER II Elliot and Macdonald ("become in a measure friendly, though the Waiter does not know that Elliot is on a znlssion which threatens to spoil plans of .Alacdonald to acquire millions of dollars through the unlawful exploitation of valuable coal fields. Elliot also "Kets a line" on the position occupied by VaIy Selfrldge, Macdonald's right-han- d isttazi, who Is returning from a visit to "tfco States," where he had gone in an the attcrt to convince wrong authorities that tb-was nothing In Macdonald's" -land-Sf2JjbI- ng prob-xbl- -- e -- nitiK3ds. CHAPTER III Elliot secures an to Miss O'Neill and while the Ubcxt is taking on freight the pair set out So climb a locally famous mountain. They venture too high and reach a position for iram which it is Impossible back. Miss O'Neill to go forward or turn CHAPTER TV Elliot leaves Sheba and &.t Imminent peril of his life goes for as- aistaace. He meetn Macdonald, who had ,ytme alarmrd for their safety, and they .iStirtt and rescue Sheba. CHAPTER V Landing at Kusiak Elliot Sn.N that old friends of his. Mr. and Mrt. P.iet. are the people whom Sheba Sheba's visit. Mrs. bat coipe ttodinner Elliot Paget is to -reveals ottstn. he objet of his coming to Alas-lo- t. Tli two men, naturally antagonistic. ww al. become rivals for the hand of Sheba CHAFER VI Macdonald, foreseeing '"a.ilure if his financial plans if Elliot rfaTnE 'ie facts, sends Selfrldge to arrange matters so that Elliot reived as to the true situation. will 'ofintro-tSiictisa -- Mac-fona- ld -- Ka-s'ia- I. x '- wanders horse in a marsn ana is com- nnrl nrnvI3inTl: nwar long uii ail unnecessary clothing. After never Mrusgij he realizes, that he will '. .j.aittin, onrt ivjibJ .. imorlili wiiu rncltmo ntrrenlf Tf i. ?.. .w teaxh. An'1 he's good," added Sheba eager- .j. "iv never tains or it. but one 6als tut splendid things he has done." Tbe :.oung.man smiled, but not at all Ho liked the stanch jB&ilfc 'f the girl in her friend, even tfewtch ids Investigations had not led Mm to accept goodness as the out- ..seiwllng quality of the Scotsman. -- 1 don't know what we would do wi'Hout him." Diane went on. "Give ten y rs and a free hand and wil' i fit for white people to Wve in. 11 - attacks on him by news- igazines are an outrage." .gspes-- and "It's plain that you are a partisan," - charged Gordon gayly. Tm against locking up Alaska and throwing away the key, if that is what moan by a partisan. We need this ownitr.- opened up the farms settled, tae mi .es worked, the coal fields ty-- Earfur,' i - . .. .ii. "ffi ini J Lll tliTrtTi ivnti-tfIjltlWU ji hio Ttv l r Jl from the trail. He - 4AIO 111.1 VU The old Frenchman who kept the t and roadhouse advised Gordon not to attempt the tramp alone. "The trail it ees what you call dangerous. Feefty-Mil- e Swamp ees a monster .that swallows men alive, monsieur. You wait one week two week free week, and some one will turn up to take you through," he urged. "But I can't wait. And I have an official map of the trail. Why can't I follow it without a guide?" Elliott wanted to know impatiently. shrugged. "Maybeso, The it monsieur maybe not. Feefty-Mll- e ees one devil of a trail. No checha-koe- s are safe in there without a guide. I, Baptiste, know." "Selfridge and his party went through a week ago. I can follow the tracks they left." "But if It rains, monsieur, the tracks will vaneesh, n'est ce pas? Lose the way, and the little singing folk will swarm in clouds about monsieur while he stumbles through the swamp." Elliot hesitated for the better part of a day, then came to an impulsive decision. lie had a reliable map, and anyhow he had only to follow the tracks left by the Selfridge party. lie turned his back upon the big river and plunged into the wilderness. There came a night when he looked up into the stars of the deep, still sky and knew that he was hundreds of miles from any other human being. Never in all his life had he been so much alone. He was not afraid, but there was something awesome in n nAll B" tuiinj uif T.I,-- muu. ma . .1 "ullu r.n post-trader .. ab-J- . 1 ! Vt , -- wofrz-Siiousl- , i e iir 5niM,i(m nm-f- r rri,n ,.i.--e ij vf.v i grew fainter after a night of rain. More rojn ,,fen.' and thev were obliterated nl- v togeincr. Gordon fished. He killed fresh game ior jus neeus. witen ne came on tne tracks of moose and caribou. Some- tlmes' startled, they leaped into view lulie close enougn lor a snot, out ne usea mi rme oniy to meet nis wants The way led through valley and morass, across hills and mountains. I wandered in a sort of haphazard fash ion through a universe washed clean of sordidness and mean-.Ji, ii-.y.- ... sun-bathe- d .r j ness-J&H&- a s . jm -- -- It was the seventh night out that Elliot suspected he was oil the trail Rain sluiced dowi! in torrents and next day continued to pour from a dun sky. His own tracks were blotted out and he searched for the trail in vain. Before he knew it he was entangled in Fifty-MilHis map showed him tho morass stretched for fifty miles to the e. ht -- railroads built." T2j. Kusiak chamber of commerce aeglit send you out as a lecturer to gg- ;mblic opinion, Diane. You are ane est lusiastic little booster for free-- 1 opportunity" laughed the . -- an. .veil!" Diane joined in his Jiarc.' It was one of her good oat she could laugh at herself. say I do sound like a real es- .innblet, but it's all true any-i lb AiVVS Ctortl n left Kusiak as rcluot iintly as "WaJJjr Selfridge had done, thou gh his fiAuxK tiHS)t rs -1 -- v5 V 'r-sir H"' nSm P "Come, Old Timer. One Plunge and You'll Make It Yet" 1 r ""Feefty-mile 9 Swamp ' V f jz&-- ir " -- s Ees a Monster Men Alive." That Swallows -- .reasons for not wanting to go were qtiite different They centered about dusky-eye- d young woman whom he bad seen for the first time a fortnight Sefore. He would have denied even to almself that he was in love, but whenever he was alone his thoughts to Sheba O'Neill. At the big bend Gordon left the river y trek. Near boat for his 4Iie roadhouse was an Indian village where he had expected to get a guide ibr the journey to Kamatlah. But the JSsMng season had begun, and the men l&ad all gone down river to take part . ed cross-countr- -- -- south, but he knew that it had been charted hurriedly by a surveying party which had made no extensive explorations. A good deal of this country was terra Incognita. It ran vaguely into a No Man's Land unknown to the prospector. The going was heavy. Gordon had to pick his way through the mossy e swamp, leading the by the bridle. Sometimes he was ankle-dee- p in water of a greenish slime. Again he had to drag the animal from the bog to a hummock of grass which gave a spongy footing. This would end in another quagmire of peat through which they must plow with the mud sucking at their feet. It was hard, wearing toll. There was nothing to do but keep moving. The young man staggered forward till dusk. Utterly exhausted, he camped for the night on a hillock of moss that rose like an Island In the swamp. Elliot traveled next day by the compass. He had food for three days more, but he knew that no living mdn had the strengtfh to travel for so long la such a morass. It was near midday when, he lost his. horca. Tha oni. pack-hors- or jjolt was that a group of big capitalists might be coming to look over their investment. But he rejected this surmise. There would be no need to try any deception upon them. Mail from Seattle reached camp once a month. Holt sat down before hl3 stove to read one of the newspapers he had brought from the office. It was On the fifth page wao a e turned upon him. the P.-The to little story that gave him his clue. dumb eyes of reproach, struggled free its limbs from the mud, and sank ELLIOT TO INVESTIGATE down helplessly. MACDONALD COAL CLAIMS It had traveled its last yard on the long Alaska trails. The reopening of tjie controversy as to the Macdonald claims, which had After the sound of the shot had died d for patent by Harold been away, Gordon struggled with the pack B. Winton. the Commissioner of the to the nearest hummock. He cut holes General Land Office, takes on another to fit his shoulders in a gunny-sacphase with the appointment of Gordon and packed into it his blankets, a Elliot as special field agent to examine the validity of the holdings. The new saucepan, the beans, the coffee, and field agent won a reputation by his the diminished handful of flour. Into work in unearthing the Oklahoma it went, too, the three slices of bacon "Gold Brick" land frauds. that were left. Elliot leaves Seattle in the Queen City Thursday for the North, where no hoisted the pack to his back and he will make a thorough investigation slipped his arms through the slits he of the whole situation with a view to clearing up the matter definitely. If had made. Painfully he labored forhis report is favorable to the claimants peat. Someward over the quivering the patents will be granted without times he stumbled and went down into further delay. the oozing mud, minded to stay there This was too good to keep. Holt and be done with the struggle. But the urge of life drove him to his feet pulled on his boots and went out to again. It carried him for weary miles twit such of the enemy as he might of after he despaired of ever covering meet. It chanced that the firstnot them seen was Selfridge. whom he had another hundred yards. since his arrival, though he knew the signals from With old. man was in camp. the football field he spurred his will. little "How goes it, Holt? Fine and Perhaps his mind was already begindandy, eh?" inquired Wally with the ning to wander, though through it all affected. he hold steadily to the direction that professional geniality he The old miner shook his head dolesave him. alone could fully. "I done bust my laig, Mr. SelWhen at last he went down to stay it fish!" he groaned. It was one of his was in an exhaustion so complete that pleasant ways to affect a difficulty of not even his indomitable will could hearing and a dullness of understandlash him to his feet again. For an ing, so that he could legitimately call hour he lay in a stupor, never stirring people by distorted versions of their even to fight the swarm of mosquitoes names. "The old man don't amount to that buzzed about him. much nowadays." Toward evening ho sat up and undid "Nothing to that, Gid. You're youngthe pack from his back. The matches, er than you ever were, judging by your in a tin box wrapped carefully with looks." oilskin, were still perfectly dry. Soon "Then my looks He to beat the devil, he had a fire going and coffee boiling Mr. Selfish." From the tin cup he in the frying-pan- . "My name is Selfridge," explained carried strung on his belt he drank Wally, a trifle irritated. the coffee. It went through him like Holt put a cupped hand to his car strong liquor. Ho warmed some beans anxiously. "Shellfish, did you say? and fried himself a slice of bacon, Tha' 's right. How come I to forget? sopping up the grease with a cold bis- The old man's going pretty fast, Mr. cuit left over from the day before. No more memory than a Shellfish. Again he slept for a few hours. He jackrabbit. Say. Mr. Shellfish, what's had wound his watch mechanically and the idee of all this here movement, as the old sayin' is?" It showed him four o'clock when he took up the trail once more. In Seattle "I don't know what you mean. And and San Francisco people were still my name is Selfridge, I tell you," asleep and darkness was heavy over snapped the owner of that name. the land. Here it had been day for a "'Course I ain't got no more sense long time, ever since the summer sun, than the law allows. I'm a buzzard hidden for a while behind the low, dis- haid, but me I kinder got to millin' it tant hills, had come blazing forth again over and in respect to these here local in a saddle between two peaks. improvements, as you might say, I'm doggoned if I sabe the whyfor." disGordon had reduced his pack by and "Just some business changes." carding a blanket, the frying-paHolt showed his tobacco-staineall the clothing he was not wearing, swamp. tooth in a grin splenetic. "Oh. That's nis rifle lay behind him in tne He had cut to a minimum of safety all. 1 didn't know but what you what he was carrying, according to his might be expecting a visitor." judgment. But before long his last Selfridge flashed a sharp sidelong blanket was flung aside. He could not glance at him. "What do you mean a afford to carry an extra pound, for he visitor?" knew he was running a race, the stakes "I just got a notion mebbe you might of which were life and death. be looking for one, Mr. Pelfrich. Like Afternoon found him still staggering as not you alfi't fixing up for this Gorforward. The swamps were now be- don Elliot unless it Wally had no come-bachind him. He had won through at last by the narrowest margin possible. The was one to retort In ironic admiration. ground was rising sharply toward the "You're a wonder, Holt. Pity you don't mountains. Across the range some- start n detective bureau." The old man went away cackling. where lay Kamatlah. But he was all gone, a waIf Selfridge had held any doubts bein. With his food almost ter supply uncertain, reserve strength fore, he discarded them now. Holt exhausted, the chances of getting over would wreck the whole enterprise, the divide to safety were practically were he given a chance. It would never do to let Elliot meet and tall: with him. none. He had come, so far as he could see, lie knew too much, and he was eager to tell all he knew. to the end of the passage. Macdonald's lieutenant got busy at once with plans to abduct Holt. "We'll CHAPTER VIII. send tho old man off on a prospecting trip with some of the boys," explained Gid Holt Gees Prospecting. Selfridge to Howland. "That way we'll As soon as Selfridge reached Kamat- kill two birds. He's back on his lah he began arranging the stage work. The time limit will be against the arrival of the government up before he returns and we'll start a agent. His preparations were elab- content for the claim." orate and thorough. A young engineer Howland made no comment. He was named Howland had been in charge of an engineer and not a politician. In the development work, but Wally re- his position it was impossible for him arranged his forces so as to let each not to know that a good deal about dummy entryman handle the claim en- the legal status of the Macdonald tered in his name. One or two men claims was Irregular. But he was about whom he was doubtful he dis- a firm believer in a Alaska, charged and hurried out of the camp. in the use of the territory by those The company boarding house became who had settled it. "Better arrange it with Big Bill, a restaurant, above which was suspended a newly painted sign with the then, but don't tell me anything about legend, "San Francisco Grtll, J. Glynn, it. I don't want to know the details," Proprietor." ,The store also passed he told Selfridge. Big Bill Macy accepted the job with temporarily into the hands of its manager. Miners moved from the barracks a grin. He had never liked old Holt, that had been built by Macdonald into anyhow. Besides, they were not going hastily constructed cabins on the in- to do him any harm. dividual claims. Wally had always nolt was baking a match of sourfancied himself as a stage manager for dough bread that evening when there amateur theatricals. Now he justified came a knock at the cabin door. At his faith by transforming Kamatlah sight of Big Bill and his two companoutwardly from a company camp to a ions the prospector closed the oven mushroom one settled by wandering and straightened with alert suspicion. prospectors. He was not on visiting terms with any Gideon Holt alone was outside of all of these men. Why had they come to these activities and watched them with see him? "We're going prospecting up Wild suspicion. sly He was an Goose creek, and we want you to gc Colby Macdonbut fearless, who hated ald with a bitter jealousy that could along, Gid," explained Macy. "You're h miner, and we-anot be placated and he took no pains an old to hide the fact. He had happened to agree we'd like to have you throw In be In the vicinity prospecting when with us. What say?" The old miner's answer was direct Macdonald had rushed his entries. Partly out of mere perversity and part- but not flattering. "What do I want to e mush with a bunch ly by reason of native shrewdness, old go on a of bums for?" he shrilled. Holt had slipped in and located one of Bill Macy scratched his hook nose the best claims in the heart of the group. Nor had he been moved by per- and looked reproachfully at his host suasion, threats, or tentative offers to At least Holt thought he was looking buy a relinquishment He was obsti- at him. One could not be sure, for nate. He knew a good thing when he Bill's eyes did not exactly track. "What's the use of snapping at me had It, and he meant to sit tight like a turtle? Durden says Wild Goose The adherents of the company might charge that Holt was cracked in the looks fine. There's gold up there-he- aps of It" upper story, but none of them denied "Let it stay there, then. I aln'f was sharp as a street arab. He he guessed that all this preparation was going. That's flat." Holt turned to not for nothing. Kamatlah was being adjust the damper of his stove. "Oh, I don't know. I wouldn't say dressed up to Impress somebody who would shortly arrive. .The first thought that," drawled Bill insolently. r. pack-horsI. clear-listek half-forgottle n, tue cnmpnre wmie uoiway was driving the horses Into the brush. "Mebbe you had better get the camp things behind them big rocks," Macy conceded. Even as he spoke there came the come along." "What are you going to do with me?" demanded Holt "I reckon you need a church to fall on you before you can take a hint. Didn't I mention Wild Goose creek three or four times?" jeered his captor. Holt made no further protest. He was furious, but at present quite help-losHowever It went against the grain, he might as well give in until re- s. bellion would do some good. Ten minutes later the party was moving silently along the trail that led to the hills. The pack horse went first, In charge of George Holway. The prisoner walked next, his hands tied behind him. Big Bill followed, and the man he had called Dud brought up d k, the rear. Macy had released the hands of his prisoner so that he might have a chance to fight the mosquitoes, but he kept a wary eye upon him and never let him move more than a few feet from him. The trail grew steeper as It neared the head of the canyon till at at first" last it climbed the left wall and The famished man ate what was emerged from the gulch to an uneven given him and clamored for more. mesa. "Coming up soon, pardner," Holt The leader of the party looked at "Now tell us told him soothingly. his watch. "Past midnight We'll how come you to get lost" arup here, George, and see If w'e can't The man nodded gravely. "Hit that got rid of the 'skeeters." They built smudge fires of green line low, Gord. Hit 'er low. Only wood and on the lee side of these an- throe yards to gain." "Plumb bughouse," commented Dud, other one of dry sticks. Dud made chewing tobneco stolid'y. coffee upon this and cooked bacon. "Out of his head that's all. He'll While George chopped wood for the be right enough after he's fed up ami fires and boughs of small firs for bedding. Big Bill sat with a rifle across had a good sleep. But right now he's Mire some Exhibit A. Look at the his knees just back of the prisoner. bones sticking through his cheeks," "Gid's a shifty old cuss, and I ain't taking any chances," he explained Big Bill commented. Get down in "Come, aloud to Dud. your collar to it Once more now. Holt was beginning to take the out- Don't 1' down on the job. All together, rage philosophically. He slept peacefully while they took turns watching now." The stranger clucked to an him. Just now there would be no imaginary horse end made a motion chance to escape, but In a few days of lifting with his hands. "Looks like his luiwss is bogged they would become careless. The of feeling that they had him se- down in Fifty Mile swamp," suggested habit curely would grow upon them. Then, Holt. "Looks like." agreed Dud. reasoned Holt, his opportunity would The old miner said no more. But his come. One of the guards would take a chance. It was not reasonable to eyes narrowed to shining slits. If this suppose that in ths next week or two man had come through Fifty Mile he would not catch them napping ones swamp, he must have started from the rivor. That probably meant that he for a short ten seconds. There was, of course, just the pos- had come from Kusiak. He was a sibility that they intended to murder young man. talking the jargon of n him, but Holt could not associate Self- college football player. Without doubt ridge with anything so lawless. The lit was, in the old phrasing of the man was too soft of fiber to carry North, a chechako. Gideon Holt's sly brain moved keenthrough such a program, and as yet ly to the possibility that he could put there was need of nothing so drastic. No, this kidnaping expedition would a name to this human derelict they not run to murder. He would be set had picked up. He began to see it free in a few weeks, and if he told the as more than a possibility, as even a true story of where he had been his probability, at least as a fifty-fiftfoes would spread the report that he chance. A sardonic grin hovered about was Insane in his hatred of Macdonald the corners of his grim mouth. It and Imagined all sorts of persecutions. would be a strange freak of irony If They followed Wild Goose creek all Wally Selfridge, to prevent a meeting next day, getting always closer to its between him and the government land headwaters near the divide. On the agent, had sent him a hundred miles third day they crossed to the other into the wilderness to save the life of side of the ridge and descended into Gordon Elliot and so had brought about the meeting that otherwise a little mountain park. The country was so much a primeval would never have taken place. wilderness that a big bull moose Continued next week stalked almost upon their camp before discovering the presence of a strange biped. Big Bill snatched up a rille and From Mississippi. took a shot which sent the intruder scampering. From somewhere in the distance Camp Shelby, Dec. 27th '17. came a faint sound. "What was that?" asked George. The Adair County News. "Sounded like a shot Mebbe it was Dear Sir: an echo," returned Dud. "Came too late for an echo," Big Bill This fine warm p. m. will said. Again faintly from some far corner write a few lines to let my friends of the basin the sound drifted. It was know where I am located. This like the pop of a scarcely heard Old-Tinie- crack of a revolver almost at the entrance to the draw. One of the men swore softly. Tha gimlet eyes of the old miner fastened on the spot whore in another moment rescuers would appear. his hoped-fo- r A man staggered drunkenly into view, ne reeled halfway across the mouth of the draw and stopped. His eyes, questing dully, fell u?on the camp. He stared, as if doubtful whether they had played him false, then lurched toward the waiting group. "Lost and all in," Holway said in a whisper to Dud. The other man nodded. Neither of them made a move toward the stranger, who stopped in front of their camp and looked with glazed eyes from one to another, nis face was drawn and haggard and lined. Extreme exhaustion showed in every movement He babbled incoherently. "Don't you see he's starving and out of his head?" snapped Holt brusquely. "Get him grub, pronto." The old man rose and moved toward the suffering man. "Come, pard. Tha's all right Sit down right here and go to it, as the old sayin is." He led the man to a place beside Big Bill and made him sit down. "Better light a fire, boys, and get some coffee on. Don't give him too much solid grub r. - y, tire-crack- er. wid-ope- n The men looked at one another and ten pounds since I have been at at their prisoner. "Think we better' break camp and this place. All the hoys from drift?" asked Dud. Adair county are wll except Rob"No. We're in a little draw here - ert Arnold, of Knifiey. as good a hiding place as we'd be llkeHe has leave3 me fine Have gained Qi oneumonia, but is impDving slowly. The News is a welcome visitor to my tent every Friday evening. 1 will close by saying I would be glad to hear from any of my friends. old-time- r, Yours truly, John Weatherford, 131 M.J. B. N. Co. D. Camp Shelby, Miss. A sour-doug- ll Bargain. wild-goos- The Farmers Home Journal is recog nized as the leading farm paper of the State. Every farmer should subscribe for it- - We have made a special arrangement with the publisher of the Farmers' Home Journal by which that paper and the Adair County ISews are put in reach of all. Here it is: Farmers' H. Journal, per year ?1.00. Adair County News per year S1.00. Both one year for A Man S1.65. I This proposition will be good for Staggered Drunkenly Into View. several weeks. ADAIR Subscribe now. COUNTY NEWS ly to find. Drive the horses Into thej brush, George. We'll sit tight" Dud had been busy stamping out THE $1.50 -- - X ADAIR COUNTY NEWS S" j I WELL DRILLER From North Carolina. I will drill wells in Adair an adjoining counties. See me ue Latest imfore contracting. proved machinery of all kinds. Pump Repairing Done. Give me a Call. J. C YATES HENRY W. DEPP, DENTIST Am permanently located in Co lumbia. All ClaMei of lental work done. Crow djteand Inlay work a Specialty. All Work Una ran feed Office: Over Sullivan's Barber Shop L. H. Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist Jones Special attention given Diseases of all Domestic Animals Office at Residence, 1 mile of town, on Jamestown road. Phone 114 G. Columbia, Ky. I 3 Yar- Practice - Consultation Free Dr. James Menzies OSTeOFftTH Butler IJ'IM'S on Public Square COLUMBIA KY., PRESSING SHOP. Cleaning, Pressing, Dying and Altering Ladies and Gents Garment. Also Agents for BRAND CLOTIIES. CRACK-A-JAOK Blair & Barker, Columbia, Ky. Montpeiier. have broken out in this vicinity. We have several cases on hand now. Measles and foul weather have seriously impared the attendance at some of the schools in this, section. Messrs. Oral Helm and Henry Conover, who have been in Ohio, for several months, spent the Christmas holidays at home. On the account of the severe cold weather only a small crowd attended Lucian Blair's sale. Rev. R. B. Grider of Bovling Green, recently spent a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Grider. Miss Maili Clayton who has been visiting at the home of her uncle, Ruel Jones, of Cincinnati, for several weeks has returned Measles home. Born, to the wife of Willis three-teache- r school, Blair, a son. The mother and cipal, in a and have oversight of 124 pupils, child are doing well. with more to follow after the Mr. Luther Williams sold his holidays. I have one son, aged farm to Eldridge Montgomery 12years, at home in public school for $3,500. He has also sold his and I look for some "called" but stock of goods to Eldridge Montunendowed skypilot, or some long-haired n Casar, Dec. 24th '17. Editor Adair Councy News: This is to tender the compliments of the season to your esteemed journal, as well as to the surviving friends of the "Old Kentucky Home." My rule is to judge a workman by his chips, and while not personally acquainted with Hon. Barksdale Ham lett, he evidently knows how to edit a local paper. In the language of the book of common prayer, from these fawning, d spineless rural roosters that surfeit its readers with glorifica-ion- s of some imaginary endown-ment- s of some ordinary local oracle, or the charms of some backwoods belle: "May the good Loid deliver us." As everywhere else, ve have that infliction among us m North Carolina. Among other extravagant claims, they also assert a monopoly of courage and patriotism. To read their lurid arraignments of Prussianism, you would expect to see them smeared with war paint, with reeling tomahawks; and we expect, daily, to read the thrilling announcement that they have the gory scalp of the unspeakable Kaiser in their belts while his pelt ornaments their stable doors. But, strange to say, they re main on this side of the Atlantic, and associate with Theodore the Unspeakable and Boisterous Boanerges, Billy Sunday Both these worthies are the incarnation of war; but when it comes to a showdown their fangs are not venomous. Certain dough-face- d lawyers and belicose are in same category, but are not missed from home, nor are they clad in uniform. The most militant talkers in our midst are ancient and faded crowbaits who know they will not be drafted, and move heaven and earth to have their patriotic sons exempted on pleas of "weak eyes," 'undersize," and "dependents." I am 60, have three sons who are volunteers and one drafted; and tendered my own enlistment last spring. So far, I have not been accepted; but am ready to march forth at tap of drum. Yet, strange to say, I deliver no militant speeches and indite no fierce philipic3. I have whined around no exemption boards, and can take care of mvself. At present 1 am teaching, as printime-serving, broad-brimmesky-pilot- s, goods-box-statesm- en is proof that he is a cringing coward. Turning to themes of a local nature, I desire to pay a sincere but tardy tribute tn memory of the lamented Jim Cager Yates. Four years ago I was a guest at his palatial home; and never was recipient of more unstinted hospitality. The commonwealth ot Kentucky is for that virtue, and Jim Cager wa its true exponent. I had been teaching school in Carroll county Missouri, and was on my way home. Jim Cager importuned me by letter to visit him, and drove his car from Bradfordsville to Louisvilteto welcome and convey me to his ideal home. I was a day late, and he missed me. But I got around, and his royal welcome had the genuine Kentucky spirit. He had kept a barrel of crab cider, palatable as the nectar of the gods, from October to May for my delectation, and sundry potations of this elixir explored, cheered and satisfied my internal improvements He took me in his buzz wagon to see the dignitaries of Bradfordsville, and to temples whose towering spires proclaimed them churches of the living God. He was a votary of melody, and his daughter and I led the songs of Zion in earthly tabernacles of worship with organ and violin, and the appealing cadences of "The Old Kentucky Home" for delectation of visiting auditors. We also made parlors vibrant with rollicking notes of ' Dixie" the sad refrain of "Massa's in the cold, cold ground the plaintive strains of, "when you and I were young, Maggie" and some airs fast and furious enough to suggest the revels witnessed by Tarn O'Shanter. When 1 lef t, the parting injunction of Jim Cager was: "Good bye, Melvin, God bless you." He also gave me tangible evidence at a later date, of what St. Paul declared the greatest Christian virtue. Of course human perfection has never been attained; for the wisest of men was beguiled from the path of rectitude; but I have the comforting hope that Jim Cager will be welcomed to a room in the house of many manpre-eminent his axerage was 73 bushels. Trie Uncle Sam's Debis Reach Great Total. average production of oats Der form Uregin. acre in that state is something Ednor New like 34 bushels to the acre, s I' as been qiW a a' i I'mc&z Washington, Jan. 1 The Unityou can see that intelligent farm- I havf written a letter i tbe-Newed States enters the new year so deiidd as our subscriptwith a national debt of 6,615,000, ing will bring results. T is fact e farmers all ion expire the 14:n of Jan. Am 000, more than five times great- has come to er than when it entered the war through the West, and where sending $1.00 for it another year. nine months ago, but only one once you would find the farmers ' We like the News as i1 is . ab ' is1 third of the debt which promises doing their planting, cultivating lished near our o'.d him' see to develop by the first next year. ana narvestmg according to like a letter trom home. their own methods, now.- - they are in the paper that so mam c mr The debt per capita is about $51, and the percentage of debt to es- adopting the advice of the De- boys there have or.y wir. Agriculture as laid Oh! we would be so gi id t i vsr- timated national wealth is 2h per partment of that peace could be declar i andf' down in its reports. cent. ne "I venture to say that next war over for all time and The Treasury financial sumboys come back home v. ithou mary statement, issued to day year this country will raise more for the first time since last June lood than ever before or more the loss of one. But some moth80, shows that actual disburse- than even the most optimistic er's son will fail to corne i ue.-S- o idefar the war ha3'.it ments during the first half of expect. We shall be able to supa- - ' here the fiscal year have fallen below ply not- only our own needs at as much difference nre the estimates, particularly for reasonable prices, but shall have so far as thinning out the yoosagr the military establishment. An sufficient to feed our allies over men, but several have enlisted i enormour prospective increase in there. It took the farmers a and lots more to go. The oung . War Department expenses, for long time to come to a realiza- men in our neighoorhc- : are munitions and materials con- tion that we are in this war, but scarce, only two enlists- i tiaoi tracts o be filled in the spring, I believe most of them fully un- were accepted near us and oiWrs will raise the Government out- derstand it now, and they are were rejected for one cau- - && another, some have detective-sigh- t lays at that time but officials feel going to bear their part. others bad teeth and vnri I don't think I have seen in some doubt that ordinary the cities any boys more anxious ous other defects. will reach the This has been an u .isu-vi-estimated for the to go into the trenches than the fiscal year ending next June 30 farmer boys of the Western year all around, an abundance o s, t-. . ts $12,-316,000,000 i f The actual outlaw for the military establishment up to December 1 was $1,311,000,000; the estimated outlay for the whole fiscal year is $8,790,000,000 The Navy spent $426,000,000 and the estimate for the year is Shipping Board expenditures were $118,000,000 while the vear's estimate is $1,300,-000,00- states." 0. $901,000,000 gomery and Osbern Lawless, dough-faced lawyer the purchasers will take poses-sioto raise a wailing protest' because about Jan. 1st. I don't send him as a drummer Mr. Lucian Blair who sold his boy. If I suggest that their sons farm to Everett Petty, of Pettis might toe the firing line, I am Fork, and has moved with his charged with sacrilege and dis family to Columbia where he loyalty. will temporary locate. Mr. Blair A man who permits a boy of is a good citizen and has a excel 19 to enlist, and whose parting lent family. injunction to a son on his de John Calhoun who has been in parture to the tented field is the Cleveland Ohio, for the past language of King Saul to the year is visiting his parents, Mr. shepherd youth who went to try and Mrs. W. L. Calhoun. conclusions with the blustering A large crowd attended Luther giant, is of course an unmitigatWilliams' sale. Everything sold ed slacker, coward and traitor, well up to its full value. and for him no minsttfel raptures swell. His proffering his own The U. S. A. Railroad employs enlistment at 60, and not asking 1,700,000 people and represents a ccAnmission as major general, a capital of 17 billion doll ars. Each of these three principal departments has outstanding contracts for which big expenditures will have to be made within the remaining half of the fiscal year, however, and the aggregate of these is tue uncertain element which make it impossible to determine at this time precisely how many additional Liberty bonds must be issued between now and next June 3. Great as the national debt seems to this country, whose debt before the war was only a little past the billion-dolla- r mark it is only about that of either Great Britian, France, Russia or Germany. The debt of all America's co belligerents is sions. about $84,000,000,000, or 14 per Yes, Sid Snow, you are em- cent, of the estimated wealth of balmed in precious memory, and those nations, and the Teutonic I tender to you the compliments Allies' debt is about $40,000 0 of the season. 1 affectionately or 28 per cent of their estihold you, Belle, Etta, Loren, Lesmated wealth. lie and Corinna in fadeless memory. I have a pretty fair knowlFarmers Doing Their Sit edge of 12 states and the citizenship thereof; but the memory "Farmers of the great agriculof Old Kentucky linger. "Like tural states have responded to the touch of a hand that has the pleading of government vanished, and a voice that forofficials to plow and plant in a ever is stilled." Ere you read manner that only the future can this the joyous yuletide will be, make understandable," remarkas I hope, a pleasant memory; ed F. O. Holt, , a farmer and but like Tiny Tim, my articulatstockman of Iowa, who was in ed wish is, "May heaven bless Washington this week. "In my us, every one." state the acreage under cultivaMelvin L. White. tion this year was far greater than ever, and the farmers gave iesldence Phone 13 B Business Phoe 18 P more attention to their planting N. MURRELL than in any other year, because DR. they were anxious to do their DENTIST part toward winning the war by Office, Front rooms 'in Jeffries BTd'g making two blades of grass grow up Stairs. where only one grew before, if - Kentucky Columbia, it were possible to do so The yield of corn per acre and of O'ETO'ICEJ DENTAL wheat in some sections of the West has been remarkable. AsDr. sistant Secretary of Agriculture NTIST Vro'oman set the pace for the OVER PAULJj DRUG OO. farmers when he produced on Columbia, Ky. one of his farms inlllinois 90 OFFICE PHONB RK8 PHONO 30. bushels of oats to the acre, while one-four- th 000-00- rain in the spring and none from.-Mauntil the last of Septernoer. From Nebraska. The summer was so dry that there was very little of any cning-raise- d. Dec. 31st, '17. Riverton, alThe hay crop Editor News: most a failure in some part, and4 As the New Year draws near many are selling off their tock . it reminds me to keep the dear at prices that would ast nsh old home paper coming. I must one. Good mil. cows for $25-anwrite to the Editor and enclose some times lower, good $1.00. In the 19 years I have young horses from $15 up. The been in Nebraska I have never man that hasn't much stock e missed a copy of the News. I the lucky one this time. see by the News that the good So far we have had a good fall' people of Columbia are doing a The grass is still green and we great work for the Red Cross. I have had very little ice snd na want to say in behalf of our snow on the ground, only town, we have a Red Cross of see it on the mountains, one hundred and thirty members and on the tree tops on the higrt and are doing all we can, sewing hills. We had an awful ta(I. and knitting. Last Sunday night winter last year. Every thing the Sunday schools gave a Xroas we have to buy is clear oon program for the Belgian chil that of reason here as at other places . dren and raised $96.00. So you Mrs. C. S. Mooney. see Nebraska is doing her part. Every thing is very high here. DenmarKv Coal $10.00 per ton, wood $6.00 per cord, Alfalfa hay $20.00 per The health of this community ton, corn $2.00 per bu., flour is very bad at this writting-S6.00 per hundred and everythere being several cases or thing else in proportion measles and pneumonia. Will say for the benefit of our Mrs. Williams Akers died test many friends in Kentucky that my mother, Mrs. James Dice, wrek with measles and pni now 82 years old, is quite well monia. Xmas was very dull at this and has knit fifteen pairs of socks, one sweater and a pair of place. Mr. J. H. Cain bought Mr. A wristlets for the soldier boys and is still knitting. We sure G. Coffey's farm near here. have had some winter here. 20 Messrs. Dowell and Mann shipv. ith a wind from ped a boat load of cattle and. below zro. the north oing al the rate of 60 hogs last week. miles an hour. John Helm is moving to aie Wishing the News and its mother farm. many readers a happy and prosRev. Oscar Capshaw and Mr-- J. perous New Year, I shall say N. Meadows of Jamestown, good-bytor this time. came out to Moores School house-onMrs. Ella Farlee. night last week and organia--ea Red Cross. Almost the ere A bill providing for national rohibition during the war wash tire crowd took membership. v.-a- s . d i we.--coul- , e e d J. James Triplett pintroduced by Senator Shafrot The Sunday School at Moores and referred to the Agricultural school house is progressing niceCommittee. It also would per- ly, with a large attendance. mit commandering ot distilled Miss Nina Acre who has beein liquors for Government purposes. visiting her mother at Ind., has returned horce Moscw is cut off from railroad communication and Turkestsn In Palestine the Turks have has declared itself independent received another defeat having: of Russia. been driven back three miles cuj mile front with heavy l a nine Tr, 0 ioQh Mil t wn.uvi utui,. "" TTn,0rf Shu slaughter. troop3 six Mexican bandits were Tex:re-Haute- , ,;, killed in Mexico just across the Rio Grande. Bitter cold has stopped ing in prance and Italy. fight- Mrs. Edna Atkins, at Franfe fort, was killed by the exploskaii of a cook range due to the water- - being frozen in the water back Lv i'J. ir'tm VJt-S-jr'imtTVte a? tJT S m&U' .i v7-j:"- H X- t'J ADAIR COUNTY NEWS a. to the state than the framing and dair Coarvty MevJs passing of such a law. The pres- -' ent Administration is fortunate Published On Wednesdays. in having the able and conserva ftt Colunv6ia. Kentucky- tive guidance of M. M. Logan, Editor. who as head of the tax ComBARKSDALE HAMLETT, mission is beginning to show Democratic newspaper devoted to the Interest with hopeful looking figures that e the City of Columbia and the people of Adair the present tax law is not so bad mad adjoining counties. as our Glasgow contemparany ai second ntered at the Columbia has pronounced it. Any man in class mall matter. Kentucky, who without apparentSUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE ly ulterior motive of self aggrandizement, resigns a bigger political job for a smaller one and yet be content for the good of the state, to bear contumely on jtSgifjkSSr1 f account of political associations that are ill foreboding, is a big and patriotic man. The Administration could retrieve some of its losses in the eyes of a not WED. JAN. 9, 1918 completely dead public opinion, The recent midwinter conven- by leaving Messrs. Brown, Mac tion of the Kentucky Press As- Pythian, et al, to look after the sociation held at Lexington less important affairs of pardons, strongly advocated control and prison reforms and contracts, and operation by the government, of lubrication of Senatorial machall paper mills. It is thought inery from the red room of the that this will greatly aid the ladies entrance of the Frankfort country newspaper publishers to Hotel, while M. M. Logan is meet expenses. If the cost of commissioned from the inner print paper can be reduced by chamber to draft for the legislagovernment control of manufac- ture a budget system bill. Post-offic- ... CLOSING OUT up-to-date SALE Having decided to close out our business in Columbia, we will, beginning Jan. 1, 1918, offer our entire stock of goods at greatly reduced prices in order to close them out rapidly. We have an immense amount of good quality, merchandise, goods that were bought at very much lower prices than are now prevailing. Prices on everything will be very much higher in 1918. We have already bought considerable goods for spring, these, together with everything else in stock, will go in this sale. We advise you to take advantage of these conditions once, and buy everything you can for your demands of 1918. The terms, of this sale will be STRICTLY CASH. once. 1 i M ..I at Parties owing us notes or accounts are urged to settle at HI ture, it will materially, and es- pecially, help such newspapers as the News. With a very limited amount of advertisement we are endeavoring to furnish an eight page "paper to a patronage that expects a good paper regardless of cost, and regardless of the fact that the maintainance of a newspare like ours is a very difficult problem without a more liberal local advertising patronage. During the past few weeks we have made considerable expenditure of money for machinery and equipment, and shall make considerable more in the immediate future, to improve the plant, so that we can give the people a good newspeper, and the best of service in job printing and advertisment. We are for a "Greater Columbia" and for every business in it. Remember that we are for you and that we are going to boost you and your business, because you are in Columbia, whether you, want to prosper or not, and whether you advertise or not. But we hope that you will appreciate the fact that the more you advertise in the News, the better paper you enable us to give your customers snd our patrons. The Legislature convened yesterday for its biennial grind of sixty days. We are too far out in the woods to give in this issue a statement of the personel of its organizrtion, or say who has been elected speaker. But we had to go down to Louisville on last Monday to buy for our family a pound of sugar, a half dozen eggs, and a few Hoovereats for our next Sabbath day dinner, and incidentally found out from those who ought to know that Robt. T. Crowe of LaGrange would be elected speaker, and that Eli Brown would organize the House for the administration. We heartily favor a budget system as a more economic and businesslike way of carrying on the affirsoStatej?overnment. The present general assembly, after passing tee temperance measures that seem to be unanimously agreed upon, could address itself n nn mora iattrtant service The election of Basil Richardson of Glasgow, to fill out the unexpired term of Major, R. B. Trigg for this senatorial district passed off unaminously and quietly last Thursday. It is not often the case in Kentucky, where party lines are closely drawn, and pluralities small and doubtful, that a man can seek, and be elected to an office of such honor and importance, without opposition in either his own, or the opposing party. But it must be noted that it has been infrequent in Kentucky during the past eighteen years of machine of party control in democratic politics, that a man of Mr. Richardson's type and ability could afford to seek an empty honor for sake of real democratic service, It is this kind of service that he will give his district; and what is best for Adair. Metcalfe and Barren, by way of representative service, is good enough for the rest of Kentucky. cy RUSS ELL nominee, we do not believe that Adair could present a man who would be more acceptable to the people than Mr. Harris. He is capable, clean and a hard worker and would do credit to the district and a good service 'to his constituency. Edmonton News. Gradyville. W. L. Grady was on the sick & r"r CO. .&.! m wwmwwwwwmwwmwmwwwmm wwwwwmwmmwwmmmm && w The Old And 1 The New sS& Prime Minister in the strongest speech he has delivered since the war commenced, said that the only way to bring e about peace must be returned or it will be war to the finish. Serbia, Montenegro, Italy and Rumonia must have lands back. In other words Germany will have to give up all her ill gotten gains. United States aviators recently flew, over the. German battle lines and dropped bombs in conjunction with the British and French pilots. This was in repisal for the killing of two American wood cutters a week ago by a German bombing expedition. David Lloyd George, Alsace-Lorrain- The British Mr. Charles Harris, formerly editor of The Adair County News is being urged by his numerous friends in this district to make the race for the Senatorial nomination. There are few better farmers, newspaper men, or democrats, than Mr. Harris. For years he he has labored loyally and unselfishly for his party and no man ever" did more for the people of Adair' cduntv than he. In view of the fact.sthat this district is reliablymocratic find it is Adair's timt to name th list several days of last week. D. C. Wheeler, who has been confined to his room for six weeks, is improving at this time. Uncle3 Charlie Yates and Robert 0. Keltner, two of our oldest citizens, are enjoying fine health for men of their age. Austin Wilmore, of Kansas City, Mo., is spending a few days with his relatives at this place. We have had plenty of snow and ice for the past month and the prospect good for more. Mrs. Clara W. Sollenberger, returned to Clinton, La., the first of the week. R. L. Caldwell and wife, of the Milltown section, visited W. L. Grady and family the first of the holidays. Garfield Flowers, of St. Louis, Mo., spent a few days here during the holidays with his relatives, He is looking fine. W. L. Fletcher, who recently purchased Jame L. Moore's farm near this place, is making some improvements on his farm by putting in a lot of new fence. Dan Tarter and wife, of the State of Illinois, is here visiting their relatives. While here Mr. Tarter expects to sell his farm. James A, Wilmore, of Lexington, came in the first of Christmas and spent a few days with his father and mother. During the extreme cold weather of last week quite a number of our people" ran short of fire wood. Our "neighbors helped us out. Th'os, Ba"ker and family, Mas-onCity,Ill.,- About the first of the year, 19 7, I embarked in the Grocery Business in Columbia, and the success I had is due to partiality shown me by friends. My trade during the entire year was satisfactory, and I want to express my gratitude I would be ungrateful were I to for the loyalty manifested by my customers. fail to thank you. M W? M WE'LL BE BETTER PREPARED During the year of 1918, 1 will be better prepared to please you than heretofore. I propose to have on display a larger stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries, and will endeavor to buy at wholesale so as to give my customers the very best bargains. People living out of town are cordially invited to call at my store when in Columbia. have some accounts long since due. I I would be glad to have those owfng js&; same to call and make payment. BERT EPPERSON. i crf Hliy Huy tSfea teiSa Huy cS fffS C5 r ux vjUv Hiiyi iJ ?S time. Quite a number of our young men are expecting a call, in a few dayB, to enlist in Uncle Sam's service. They are all ready. W. B. Hill, Pratt's food man, snent a day or so with his par ents the first of the week, and then left for Adairville to take up his workagain. Quite a number of changes are being made with our farming class of people, in this section, moving from one farm to another. All are preparing for a big crop of 'Burley tobacco. Mr. 'Geo. W. Dudley, who has Consideration, two hundred dollars per acre. Owing to the cold weather and snow, the work on Strong Hill's business house has not pro- gressed fast, but will be taken up as soon as the weather will 0. Moss. i about our town. Everybody is wide awake to business. No idlers in our city. We are glad to say that our farmers all made good with their last year's crop, and are now preparing tor a much larger one. T T"! ) I nrlminf- - UWA rrrill auililllU anrl Via rmsVmH ww Ukjiiu a tn u wv 1 1 &T finish has abdicated in favor of his son. Sam Richard, one of the best Petrograd was given over Sunmill men we ever had here, has been on the sick list for the past day to the celebration of peace two or three weeks. The high prices of everything that is for sale, has put new life into our people. There will be the greatest effort that was ever known in the history of this section of country for a large crop of everything that is grown out of the mother earth. are now speaking for all the empty, tobacco barns that are in g to people who reach, do not farm, to rent them for housing tobacco tihis fall, ft is' a thing'of the past to idle Our-people negotiations. An Austrian air raid over the city of Padue, Italy, resulted in 13 killed and 60 wounded. With the mercury 13 below zero at New York City Sunday the record for cold weather in been visiting her- children son City, 111., - in Ma- for the past three months returnedhome the first of thY holidays? Tier son," JSam, accompanied her home. Gep, Tv Flowers sold last week that city was broken. Walker DrHines, a Kentuck-ia- n has been appointed assistant to Secretary McAdoo in the operation of the railroads. that-belon- frlend8eeat viaitinaMtheir rela-Jtiverrao- a veryryaljaable.pieceof jand.'.in this our town, iuj. ia. Aicu uu j. V see-me- n :&tf r -- ifc T.1J w S 4 iasfes !?; ! V ADAIR COUNTY NEWS J CLAIMS ALLOWED. L. C. 2f ell, bridge lumber T V. 7 00 List of Claims Allowed at the April Gordon Tedder same Term, 1917, of the Adair County Fis Jesse Sapp pauper claim cal Court. W. I. Ingram material for poor prisoners J. H. Janes, keeping 406 00 W. I Ingram books for inhouse S 75 digent children L. C. Perkins, bridge lumber W. J. Flowers vital statisBryant, Vital StatisSalHe 4 25 tics tics 65 00 A. F. Scott Bridge lumber Sidney Burton, Pauper claim 19 50 Bradley Gilbert Co. election J. M. Burton pauper claim W. H. Burress, pauper claim J. A. Riall, pauper claim W. T. McQuenry, nails & c J. A. Goodin, pauper claim F D. Cobb, Bridge lumber W, M. Barnett, Material 32 25 39 00 1 85 32 25 4 50 Tnlincnn rnnd rwp.rsep.r D. S. Knifley same D C, May same 3 3 3 3 100 00 00 00 00 00 would rather be at horae.i for I am badly needed there, but I 39 82 64 8 25 14 25 62 07 14 00 Supplies Standard printing Co. claim book R. Y. Hindman vitrl statisB. tics F. Rowe road overseer road 85 Wheat C. & Williams, pauper 26 00 19 50 5 50 50 4 00 1 25 25 50 26 00' 7 70 19 50 6 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 6 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 . 0 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 39 00 97 25 claim J. Dulworth same R. C. Dillingham vital sta- tistics Minerva Smith, same Lucy Farris, same Mollie Williams, same W. H. Barnett, land for road R. L. Stevens, pauperlclaim A. C. Coomer, same R. A. Reliford, same L. C. Perkins, road overseer W. T. McQuearysame Jno. Burton, same W T. Holmes same T. II. Smith, same G, A. Murphj same Ed Burbridge same W. M Brummett same H. G. Holladay same W. II. Coomer same W. G. Roy same Harry Firquin same F. D. Cobb same II. U. Sheltou same M. C. Page same F. B. Williams same N. R. Roach pauper claim Xell & Son same L. Wilkinson bridge lumber J. G. Eubank keeping up Court House clock T. J. Bryant & Son pauper claim C. H. Sanducky same W. T. Raynolds same Mary F. Hardwick vital sta- tistics James Taj lor Vital Statistics C. R. Hutchison, pauper claim Coffee & Pattesonf Dynamite for road Golie Keltnerjpauper claim G. M. RodgersJ pauper claim Josie Tarter same T. A. Chasteen, same C. M. Russell holding in quest Russell Vital statistic Wilmore & Moss pauper claim S. F. Bridgewaters tank H. B. Simpson, medical attention to pauper H. B. Simpson poor house physician W. H. Hammond, pauper claim H. B. Simpson vital statisC. M. tics Robert Sublett vital; statistics J. C. Gose vital statistics A. Hovious vital statistics Adair County News Printing J. W. Sublett pauper claim Bud Yarberry bridge lumber Coomer & Page pauper claim C. A. Walker pauper coll3n James C. Clay well pauper claim Garrison Bros., pauper claim Russell & Co. goods for,"pris- oners J. F. !Xeat pauper claim R. E. Strange & Co same L. Y. Gabbert road overseer T. McGinnis same G. T. Watson same Ed Hood same S. C.Hood same Mre. Ermine Leach pauper claim W. F. Cartwright vital statistics E. B. Atkinson same B. J. Bolin same B. J. Bolin medical attention to pauper Jeffries Hardware Store road material & c G. G. Watson Gravel for road Albin Murray pauper claim E. B. Adkinson medical attention to pauper Ed Eubank pauper claim L. C, Blair vital statistics Eliza Barnett same Eliza Harrison same H. F. Coffey same W. F. Sanders same L. C. Blair pauper claim Firkin & Reece same W. E. Sanders medical attention to pauper Ellen Carson vital statistics J T.Humphress bridge lumber W. L. Collins pauper claim Nell & Simmons medical attention to pauper L. C. Nell vital statistics S. J. Simmons same Flowers & Keen pauper Claim Bogard, Jan. 1st, '18. 125 00 Editor News: Enclosed please find one dol250 00 lar to pay for the good old paper 50 00 another year. I have been here now 8 years. Only missed two 3 CO copies, one last week and one a I 95 few weeks ago. Don't know 18 17 was, but 13 00 what the the trouble 10 50 hope it wont occur again, as I don't want to lose a number. of Adair, as a rule have more 3 00 ' M8 ,. arMMMM m. in m 75 However, I borrowed my neigh" .11 Pfr regard for the Sabbath, than mi mini 5 in WW M III rTi iWW 12 50 bor, Ham Owen's paper and got I1 the people of the West. I fear 00 3 ill the news. Well, Christmas has 1 50 too many are led off by prosper25 come and gone, but no Christmas 13 89 ity. What is the matter with 25 trees and not many Sunday 12 34 the Gradyville correspondent? I 25 schools treats. Every body seems statistics notice he drops out occasionally. 19 07 W. S. Hindman same II 75 to be interested in the Red Cross I always look for the Gradyville 5 00 52 85 S. P. Miller same work, not many homes in Cari 9 25 Mercer & Hindman pauper KVLT. t7IJ? letter first. I havn't seen any F.5SAL CAR 4 00 roll county, claim but have Red thing from my old Sunday school I 9 4 50 Clem Rosenbaum Road overBring your Ford car here when it needs to be "tuned' iI Cross posters in their front win3 00 seer teacher, H. C. Walker, of up" or repaired. h We gurantee the most reliable work; the S jjj dows, and not many homes but 5 00 C. G. Jeffries dieting prisonfor some time. I algenuine Ia II materials and to ask Ford prices. It is 356 35 have ers boys, either in the ways enjoy reading his letters. our business to know all about Ford cars and we have the 04 40 C. G. Jeffries waiting on I 83 00 army or getting ready to go. In fact, I enjoy reading letters court necessary ' equipment with competent workmen and promise 32 03 S. P. Miller jail physician, The drafted boys have been kept III I you prompt attention at all times. When you want to buy a from all the Adair county people 262 00 26 00 health officer &c 8 Ford car come here: Runabout, $345; Touring Car, $360; ' I busy the last two weeks going 26 00 5 00 Amos Loy pauper claim that have taken up their abode I 1 Coupelet, $560; Town Car, $645; Sedan, $695; I n ', 3 00 to Carrollton, to answer their 24 00 Allen Bennett road overseer in other places. I will close by I I Truck Chassis, $600. All f. o. b. Detroit. 3 00' questions. 26 00 R. L. Caldwell same The lawyers of Car- wishing the News and its many 3 00 J. TJ Dudley same THE BUCHANAN LYON CO., IJ rollton have freely given their readers a happy 6 00 S. S. Goode material for and prosperous Ill Incorporated. a 7 25 23 50 time in assisting them to answer road New Year. May we all try to Eg 32 40 i! W. J. Tucker bridge lumber Columbia, Kentucky. their question. The ladies of make this the best year of our t I !!' 12 00 78 00 W. G. Ellis 'J. P. country, as well as those in 12 00 the 12 82 W. G, Shepherd same Respt.. lives. 12 CO W. G. Pickett same the towns, have their auxiliaries L. M. Wilmore. 12 00 19 75 W. K Hancock same and they meet once a week and 12 00 Melvin Conover same 12 00 spend the day knitting, sewing 25 00 F. H. Bryant same Louisville, Ky. 12 00 C. A. Reece same and making garments for the 12 00 49 88 Walker Bryant Clerk soldier boy's comfort. My wife Old King winter still holds the State of Kentucky aLU County of Adair has charge of the buttoning de- Kentucky metropolis in his grasp. I, Walker Bryant, Clerk of the I think in the towns One snow does not get entirely 7 75 Adair County Court, certify that the partment. 13 60 foregoing is a true and correct copy of they keep the work shops open off until another falls, and the I lit 19 00 the claims allowed at the Adair Counto give all the cold has been something fierce. ty Fiscal court at its regular April all the week, so as to the best of my know- members a chance to put in a Last Sunday morning the Gov94 20 term, 1917 ledge and belief. 52 00 day during the week. ernment thermometer registered Witness my hand on this January a position with Camps Dairy an off year in oolitics, but v I read my old Friend, R. L. 13 degrees below zero. It turn- Lunch, has been sick for the 2 25 2, 1918. 3 Governor who has don & 39 00 Walker Bryant Clerk. Campbell's distressing letter in ed warmer yesterday, but last past week. much to weed out slackers in of 00 the News, last week, in' regard night it began to snow again A son of Mr. Oliver Willis, fice, From Camp Taylor. 13 00 to the failure of gas and the and it is still snowing this mornThe county voted eight hunpassed through here yesterday 26 00 scarcity and the high price of ing. on his way to Ohio, where he dred and fifty thousand dollars coal 65c per bu. We think coal 13 50 Dear People: Mr. C. B, Epperson has re for good roads the 18th ult. A 50 While I am at leisure I will is pretty high here. The last turned after a pleasant visit to holds a position. 39 00 The Wiliard Hotel had anoth- supplement to one million voted write a few words. We are hav- was 22c. It has been for some relatives in Adair county. 3 00 er big fire yesterday. The dam- two years ago. Would be glad-t3 00 ing a very hard winter down time that a carload wouldn't last Mr. Clarence Taylor, an Adair age was several thousand dollars. see Adair county come to the? 3 00 here, and are not drilling while more than two hours. I have county CO 3 soldier stopped over here front on good roads as it vroaidl the weather is so bad. There seen as high as six wagons loadMr. James Sanders, a Deputy 3 00 has been several of the Adair ing from a car at the same time yesterday, on his way back to Collector from the office here make the population increase. Camp Shelby, Miss. Tamoa is situated at the mouth' Clarence 26 00 county boys transferred to other will be in Adair county within a and as many more standing back of the Hillsborough river ab the appears to like the life of a solfew days to assist the people in 4 25 camps and I am expecting to be waiting for their turn. We head' of Tampa Bay, and dier pretty well. 1 75 moved from here most any time making up their income tax have had some severe cold weath4 25 four Ship building yards--anI have lots of friends here and Mr. Tilford Petty, an Adair schedules. He is an er this winter, but not much would hate to part with them. other industries in abundance 10 00 we have not had county boy, who has been locat- of Taylor county, is well up on looking for a Naval base-anboys snow. In fact, We are with the Louisville ed here for the past several this branch of Internal Revenue 9 95 and they are nice boys and we much snow or rain either in the a convaleson Hospital here. " We-hav15 00 last two years. R. L. said the months, left yesterday for Lynch and you should not fail to see twenty-seve- n feet of" 5 50 all treat one another just like Adair county people, who had Ky., where he has a position as him. water now and an approbrothers, and are getting along plenty of fire wood couldn't im- timekeeper at a construction 6 00 priation for thirty feet. Tampa fine and having a fine time. From Tampa, Florida. 27 00 agine what city people had to camp. He expects to be there will come into her own some1 day.' 8 50 Most of us have bad colds now, PetBuffer. I say yes, and lots of for a year longer. Mrs. 1 75 a shipping point. but I think we will get rid of ,? I 00 good water, too. While Adair ty, who is now visiting her par- Editor News: We have had a very coldfalij. 10 50 them when the weather fairs up will join A few items from Tampa, Fla. is not as well ble3t with rail- ents in Adair county, 75 so we can take our exercises like the coldest I have seen. Sbme Well the Christmas holidays have road facilities, good roads and him at Lynch, in a few weeks. 70 75 we did before the snow got so frost but not sufficient to- - hurt. 72 75 Mr. Bruce Taylor, of Colum- come and gone, and I hope all as good farming lands as some We are Hooverizing on alP bad. I think this is a healthy of the west, yet she is a grand bia, who is a foreman for the Kentucky had a good time. things to win 12 00 the war, but' stiH life. I only weighed one hunCooperage Co., left While it is a sad time on account 1 25 old place to live and enjoy life. Louisville have sugar for our coffee. Prices dred and twenty pounds when I was very much taken with a this morning for the Kentucky of the carnage now going on in 28 00 left home and now I weigh 148 I high. Pork chops 35cvtSteafc buy staves for .his all Europe, we can find much to are 2 25 pounds, so I haven't starved yet. letter from Mr. 1 hlingham, of mountains to 25 c, butter 57c, Eggs 70c firm. be happy for, as it could be sweets like we Illinois, some time . ago. In milk 18c a quart, any air3 31 50 We don't have Rev. Dean, of Columbia, pass- worse. II 00 had at home, but they feed us speaking of Adair, he said: all other commodities in sproppr- 7 75 There is not much news here tion. All for this time. idt something to fatten us, and does "Good old religious Adair." I ed through here yesterday. Frank Jackm.aD Mr. Delphus Taylor, who holds that would interest you, as it is 13 00 us more good. Of course I believe myself that the people J. T. Mercer pauper Claim T. A. Firkin same S H. Mitchell service as sheriff J. P. Miller &ISon pauper claim W. W. Kirtiey paupe claim G. W. Dillon Vital statistics Tobias Hullaker 3 months salary J. R. Garnett 6 months salary as Treasuier G. T. Ilerriford 3 months salary as Judge Gordon Montgomery 6 mo. salary as Co. Attorney Walker Bryant 6 months salary as clerk Jo Rosenbaum Road overseer Barger Bros. Material for road Barger Bros, pauper claim G. R. Redmon pauper claim J. W. Posey same W. J. Edwards road overseer Alice Bryant vital statistics A. J, Combest same Ed Whitlock road overseer Sophia Wilson vital statistics Lizzie Beard same Laura Martin same Elizabeth McAllister, vital 3 50 3 00 7 50 19 50 188 50 71 50 13 00 9 25 350 00 37 50 have been sent here to fight for my country, and I think it is my duty to do so. It may not be long until the war is over and then we can return home happy, and be free again, and when old, we will have we are something to talk about like our grandfather's talked to us. So I think the people need not be troubled about us and the boys just as well come in good spirit, and help win this war and ask the prayers of the christian people that we will return home safe, when the old U. S. flag is raised and we are free. Claud W. Dulworth. From Missouri. c c S Where To Buy Goods the season, Ihe beginning of the New Year, when thanks are due for past favors. During the year 1917, I was favored with a liberal trade by the people of Adair county, and to them I take this method of returning my most grateful thanks. You had to select from .This is and I A SPLENDID LINE OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE And in making your purchases I have given you the very best bargains, can not but believe that you are satisfied with your dealings with me. DURING THIS NEW YEAR i i i i be I will use my utmost endeavors to continue to please you, and my prices will I will have before you a complete stock of General as low as the lowest. Merchandise, selected with care, and I feel sure I can please both in, Qualify and Prices. Miss Lula Jones will continue in the Dress Department, and as a young lady of delicate taste, she is known over the county. ALBIN MURRAY. nm.M- ' iw i 'in 111 Brad-fordsvil- le, Ford-mad- e J H ' One-To- ', J fc 111 la J Si 1 ' 1 o we-hav- e d -- ex-attorn- di e .- -- pex-doze- n, ADAIR COUNTY XEWS Selection of Books From Lists Will Fill Gaps in the Children's Libraries There are gaps on the children's book shelves books are missing that have been worn out by fingers too eager to be careful, or, worse still, there are staring spaces that you have been unable to fill, writes Charlotte A. Baker. You are planning to fill these gaps gradually, but you have little time to give to the work. This means that you must depend upon lists, and that you must know your When a Woman Wants More Than a Pacifist's Advice By HARRIET CULVER "Someone is always taking the joy out of life by asking me to take sides with them upon some matter that's agitating them," said the Impatient "Woman, complainingly, as she stopped pursing her lips into prunes and prisms over her purling and dropped into plain knitting with a sigh of relief. T3ut when it comes to taking sides in a matter that concerns apartment house dwellers and riddles all the tenets of the Declaration of Independence impartially, it seems to me that I, for one, should hesitate before galloping in where angels fear to tread. "Not that I don't think hundreds of women weary of wran-glinwith owners and janitors over the vexed matter of distributing favors would be plumb tickled to death if some determined individual should take a stand and demand the right to buy her milk and her ce just as impartially as she patronizes the grocers and the dry goods merchants in her locality, for it docs sort of send an indignant shiver down one's spinal column to feel that one must submit to dictation or even espionage upon such trifling matters. "I tried to pacify the friend who came to me with all her feathers ruffled over a little controversy she had just had over taking ice from the janitor and the indifference with which he had repeatedly served her with the smallest pieces of ice, whereas, dweller, she had been paying the highest price and as a might reasonably have expected she'd be given at leasta fair disposition of the spoils. "And I tried to laugh into good humor another belligerent who had insisted upon changing milkmen, only to find that orders had been given barring other than the favored firm from having access to the building, but I'm not sure yet that I did much to calm the troubled waters. I suggested to the first woman that she contrive some sort of window box and give the iceman the cold to give her milk shoulder this winter, and I told the other-onto her grocer, or else lug home a bottle of the lacteal fluid order every night in her knitting bag, but, as I said, I'm not sure but I've gained a reputation of being more than a mediocre Job's comforter, at that. "When a woman comes to you good and mad she wants more than a pacifist's advice, I find. Still, it ought to help if I become the willing listener and let her get some pent-u- p indignation out of her system, don't you think?" gs top-floor Ingenious Defense Scheme Was Fortification of Coast To Derange Ships' Compasses One of the most unique defensive measures ever proposed to the United States government was the fortification of the coast with giant magnets that would derange the compass of any hostile ship that might attempt a surprise attack, says a writer. That was back in the nineties, and as the suggestion came from a officer of the engineer corps It was decided to test the theory. Accordingly a huge magnet was built near New York, city, by means of two cannon, a ton of steel rails and a few miles of Insulated wire. The rails were laid across the butt of the cannon to "connect" them and the wire was wound about their firing end. When the current from a big dynamo was turned into this magnet it developed surprising well-know- n BVERYTHING IN Asphalt, Gravel, Rubber, Galvanized and Painted. Also Ellwood ROOFING and American Fence. lists are reliable. Becently the Michigan library com-- ; mission gave the Colorado library commission a generous supply of the lists they had worked out for their district, rural, and high school libraries. The selections in these lists are made by Miss Effie L. Powers, children's librarian In the St. Louis public library and supplemented by Miss Mabel C. True. The first list, a book of 234 pages,' covers the first eight grades and has In addition lists of reference books, and special lists of vocational guidance, school hygiene, education and boy scouts. The supplementary list has 10G pages. This describes books for adults as well as children, and suggests a list for the camp-fir- e girls. Steel Fence Posts DEHLEP BROS. CO I 16 East Matket street Between rlr.f '.Incornorated and firook Skim Milk Is Valuable As a Beverage, in Cookery; it Should Not Be Wasted Save every drop of skim milk. It Is a valuable food. Use It in your kitchen and on your table. It is valuable as a beverage, in cookery, as cottage cheese too valuable to waste, whether it comes through your own separator or the separator at the creamery too valuable to be thrown away, or fed to farm animals, if it can be used for human power. Although it would not draw the nails out of passing ships, as the lode stone mountain did to the vessel of Slnbad the Sailor, it was guaranteed by its inventor to disarrange the compass of any ship within six miles. If the coast was ever attacked by an enemy fleet under cover of darkness or fog, this officer argued, the magnet would so completely upset the compasses of the enemy that his ships would be more likely to run ashore than to make a Louisville, Ky. Woodson Lewis GREENSBURG. KENTUCKY. Is Offering all Farm Machinery at e successful attack. Records are unobtainable of just how far this assertion was borne out by the experiment. In any event, the magnet was built and remained intact for some time. But there was no attempt to extend the plan, and ultimately it went into the discard, thus marking the end of an ingenious scheme which seemed to have some remarkable possibilities. Very Attractive Prices. I Wagons Grain Drill j food. At creameries where whole milk is j handled, skim milk is often thrown down the drains. Creameries ought to make their skim milk into cottage cheese. Farmers ought to make cottage cheese at home. Skim milk so used will supplement out meat supply, for Birds That Are Credited cottage cheese is one of the best subWith Bringing Good Luck stitutes for meat. Use it in your cooking. Warship Captain Lonely, Yet Rules With Autocratic Sway Tradition and the exigencies of his position impose a lonely sort of exist- -' ence on the captain of a warship, says the London Mail. Amid the dense pop- -' ulation of the floating steel island over which he rules with autocratic sway the captain lives a life of solitude. Other officers, according to their rank, may enjoy the good comradeship of the wardroom or the merry round fear-freof the care-freirresponsi- -' ble gunroom. But for the captain these are things of the past. In his apartments astern he lives in almost royal isolation, with a sentry "on the door," and surrounded by such difficulties of approach as hedge about a king. Within certain limits he is a king more autocratic in his tiny realm than are many monarchs who wear their crowns ashore. Part of the quarterdeck is his royal plaisance. In harbor the starboard side, at sea the weather side of it are reserved for him by ages-ol- d custom. No one else may tread there while the captain remains "on . e, e, I j DibC Harrows i Smoo thins; Harrows Pulverizers j Airplanes Take Movies of Foe Along Battle Fronts in the movAmerican ies has made itself felt at the front, airplanes States where United equipped with motion picture cameras clicking constantly as the machine whirrs over German positions are rapidly coming into use, writes a correspondent. When the war started both allied and German airmen speedily saw the advantage of photographs of the enemy's defenses, and pocket kodaks came into use. Next the machine carrying a larger camera and defended by a battle plane was brought forth. The camera grew larger and larger and the Italians finally produced a machine which had a large aperture in the bottom, through which a camera took pictures in rapid succession. It remained for the Americans, however, to place a complete motion picture machine in this aperture and to take thousands of feet of film of long lines of Prussian fortifications, trenches and troop pre-eminen- Make and eat cottage cheese and encourage others to use it. Make puddings and soups and hread with skim milk. The dairy division of the United States department of agriculture, Washington, D. C, will tell you how to make cottage cheese in the home or creamery and In what dishes it may be used. eeoaoooeoeeaooa 0 i ILES FOR ALL 0 e As You Were, Men. "But, Madge," queried a cluster girls, "were n't y o u dreadfully frightened when the soldier tried to put wide-eye- d of ' his arras around you? What In the world did you do?" No Promised Land for the "Oh, that was Residents of California Vestments of the Russian easy. I just yell-- ; Clergy Are Most Costly ed At1 ention and In the Pantheon of the Nations, Cal- he was perfectly The robes of the Russian clergy are Ifornii "that soft, round, poetic bun- helpless." rllfk- rf T.rll,Tf linnet nnciliiltfr. 4Un. Imnl - the richest and most costly in the Vi. iviujliuuiio LltUL UU11KShe Economized. rupted nature in the making" reposes world. They are unattainable under 200. Of course, notes a writer, a "Tom, dear," said Mrs. Youngbride upon a couch of mounpriest cannot pay this cash down, so as they sat down to dinner, "I did tains and emerald-breastevalleys, just as you told me to." and faces the soft wash of a summer the holy synod advances him the mon- ey, and then deducts it from his sti- "You mean about economizing?" sea that is seldom storm-sweand on "Yes. Instead of buying sirloin whose bosom, even from Nome to the pend. In the House of the noly Synod, sitsteak I bought a porterhouse. It isn't antipodes, no iceberg ever floated. uated inside the Kremlin, may be seen nearly so large, you know." We lack one advantage that is possessed by the people of the East, says vestments of fabulous value. One is Expert in Two Lines. the Los Angeles Times. We have no embellished with the Niceno creed, "That lady is very expfert." California to go to. There is no prom- embroidered in pearls, estimated to be "Huh!" ised land for us. We are in the prom worth anything between 200,000 and "Keeps knitting and talking." ised land already. We cannot part 350,000. There are no fewer than "Well?" imt?rs studded Ylth ll'mond5!. our Lares and Penates and with them "And never drops a stitch or the journey toward the sunset, for we are rubies and emeralds; also golden cro siers of rare workmanship. The exact thread of her conversation." living In its affluent beams. ralue of these treasures has never been divulged, but it is said that if a perSome Satisfaction. son offered 45,000,000 for the House "You seem happy, Dolores." 1 of the Holy Synod and secured its conTHERE IS ONE BOY tents he would make a great bargain. "I am." "Is Ferdy paying you more atDyes Blue Eyes Brown. There is one boy, somewhere in France tention?" Dyeing her eyes was the way a today, "No, but since One little boy I held with sheltering svoman in Berlin evaded capture by the police. She had become known arm this three-cen- t postage came in Against my heart, safe from all fear as "the ' murderess with the colored he has stopped eyes." To escape detection she apand harm, writing to a lot plied to her eyes a poison which One little boy I guided in his play, of out-ofown And urged and praised in work. In changed their color. They were origgirls." inally blue, but were more or less sucFrance today cessfully dyed brown. While in jail There is one boy. Very True. the dye effects wore off and the prisSmith Do you believe that music There is one boy, somewhere today will oner's eyes turned blue again. Her prevents crime? Identity is now definitely established. fall, Williams To a certain extent When One boy, who, falling, will cry out The murderess also made a futile ata man keeps both hands and his tempt to deceive the police by dyeing my name, breath busy with a cornet you know And I, who have the first, the moth- her hair black. he can't be busy picking pockets, ater's claim, tempting homicide or slandering his Must wait, while others hush his anneighbors. guished call. Popular Science. The wounded tear my heart, but most Nothing to Put in Them. of all First Tailor This war will modify Ceylon has 16 varieties of There is one boy. next year's fashions. Because of the palm from which sugar can be scarcity and high price of wool there extracted. will be no hip pockets, no cuffs on There is one boy on some red field, toThe Island of Reunion has night coat sleeves and no turnup trousers. changed its name four times in Lies still; one little boy whose race Second Tailor Yes; and If the war less than a century. is run. two or three years longer there lasts In its deepest part the depth Whose faith has triumphed and trill be no pockets of any kind. They of the English channel between whose goal is won. trill not be needed. 1 Dover and Calais does not ex-And be his cause the unworthy or the ceeu jlou ieec right, Fair Play. The Japanese are producing Husband Then you won't admit I thank thee, oh, my God, that in thy annually 20.000.000 tons of coal sight that you are wrong? from the mines of Japan and I There is one boy. Wife No; I admitted I was wrong south Manchuria. Elizabeth M. Walker, in Boston last time. It's your turn now. Transcript. Browning's Magazine. 1 iagold-hearte- Tradition has it that a late swallow brings good luck to the hostel he favors, and many country people still regard the bird as semiconsecrated, and refuse to allow its empty nest to be interfered with during the winter months, observes London With the spring, the birds return to their original caves, and it Is a sign of Impending misfortune if they neglect their former nests. A swallow at sea brings disaster in its train, but a sand swallow is considered a mascot by the surrounding countryside. Even the humble hedge sparrow may lay claim to some share of notoriety, for Illness attacks the occupant of the room into which it gains access. A dead wren Is another little treasure, and the superstitious Manx fishermen would never set sail at one time without one. A live wren will not work the same result, but a dead wren can vie with the renowned caul among sea Tit-Bit- s. ' I Turning Plows at from 10 to 33 per cent, below cost to-chiv's Call and see us or write for our prices. W'e also sell Dry Goods deck." j eocofioeocoeoooee0oeoe SOME SMILES f e e 9tocoeoooooeooeoeoo9ee Shoes and Clothing at less than Cost Calico 10c Encouraging. Young Man What did your daddy say when he heard I had kissed your sister? Little Girl agin i He said that was encour- 3 Best Dress Ginghams 18c Outing 15c Bed Blankets worth S4.75 I for S3.50 The Wherefore. ,, 4141 1 d d pt such a little village want with such a big hospital?" "We're right on the main line! automobile speeu way, stranger." Not Worth It. "Do you consider this poem worth does sending to a magazine?" The expert considered. And then rendered this verdict: postage." "Not with three-cen- t Plutocrats. "They had some very expensive presents at the De Bosh wedding:" "Did they? What did her father give them?" "Two barrels of potatoes and a ton of coal." A Legal VOODSON LEWIS 0 jtfig t Courtship. -t "I sue for your daughter's hand," dcclare'd the young lawyer. "I rule against you," responded the judge. "Is there no court to which I can take an appeal?" "Yes, I must admit that her mother reverses many of my Most Romantic. Fred G. JUllw &Co. INCOIiPOUATED Brook ? A. Street LOUISVILLE. KY. Want to Buy Poplar Boards I "Is that a birthmark?" "It is, in a way," replied Miss Peach-er. "Yes?" j ; "That maTk signifies the birth of a great love. It is the number of my fiance's regiment." One Result. "Your daughter has been la college some time now." "Yep." "What has a college education done SoDhocles.' instead of 'Oh. txifiepJti Let Us Know What You Have. . I ' Fred G. Jones & Co. ?y r for her?" "I dunno. I notice she says, 'Oh, i APAJR COUNTY NEWS ll vmiuren jnouia oe Uiven a riace m All the Activities of the Home l 1 T lu Ui'C Hhv.liS ii -- -1 NeVVS. A ,4 1 I 1 i HM By GEORGE E. FARRELL. Government Leader of "We Boy' and Girls' Club Work are striving to place the children of this generation on a better footing than ever before. "We desire to make every child feel the importance of his position in his family. He must find his sphere in the home and must have a part of this great conservation movement which is sweeping ttite country. The great difficulty with the American family lies in the fact that it does not recognize its sons as men early enough in their careers. To the average father and mother they are youngsters from the time they enter school until they complete their education and go to work. That is wiry they seek to make their way outside of the home so often. They crave their place in the home and all the home activities, be it patriotic service or conversation. Parents who recognize maturity in their boys and girls when it begins to make its appearance will reap the reward so often missed. Every boy should be given a plot of ground to work. If it is only ten feet square. If he is a boy of ability he will realize 10 from it at least. From the SG.000 reports sent in to the government office at "Washington last year by boys and girls more than $1,000,000 was realized. In the old days, when a boy had the chores to do on the farm and the girl had her churning and patchwork, children were "members of the firm." City life changes all that, and the sooner we get back to the good old farm notions the better it will be for the government. toi(ctctcoetooei a o f Order FOR THE POULTRY GROWER i Jo Men to Shear Sheep Get Wool to Spin Yarn For Our Sammies' Socks ceaeooeeooeeeeoosooa Real houses for poultry are best. Make-shiaffairs for the fowls seldom produce results. Certain requirements are necessary, even though the poultry house is made rf old boxes. Raising poultry is only successful when natural conditions are provided for as nearly as possible. Such conditions are readily provided by the poultryman who desires to pay. make poultry-keepin- g When planning the poultry house it is advisable to consider the essentials for the promotion of the requir a lth under sanitary and comfowK fortable conditions. The poultry house should be simple in construction, and economically arranged for performing the work necessary in handling a flock of poul try of the important essentials for planning the poultry house is absolute dryness, ample light, with the necessary ventilation. Th comfort of the fowls must always lip carefully considered in the construction of the poultry house. Without comfort and ease of attending the fowls, as regards sanita-tic- n and healthfulness; there is little need of going farther in the busift 1 Real Houses Are Best. i- - Poultry do not require expensive i equipment or artificial conditions, but rather to the contrary. When the poultry house is made Incorporated plain, substantial, and equipped with interior fittings that will afford easy EXJHOn?EA.jST cleaning for keeping out vermin, the right one. plan Is a good one. The size of a poultry house is a $1.00 and Up Rooms Without Bath. problem that must be solved by the Wise and Otherwise. " builder, according to the space and $1.50 and Up Rooms With system adopted. the Many a married man is en300 ROOMS But there are certain rules that titled to a hero medal. should govern the breeder when planEquipped throughout with Automatic Sprinklers the best Even a woman's club isn't exning his poultry house that must be pected to hit what it aims at. Fire Protection Known to Insurance Engineers. observed. Some men's charity consists When fowls are to be confined they of a willingness to pass the hat. need more floor space than when they The meek will of necessity are permitted to range. have to inherit the earth if Four square feet per fowl is con6th & IVIain Streets. they ever get it. sidered ample space under ordinary duty were always pleasant If conditions, and less space may be adthere'd be no particular credit vantageous when fowls arc free to clothes. I kin tell'm fur's I see j shuv'em in. in doing it. range. Z The difference between money aZ. T. Osborn, 'em by their lazy, waddlia' walk; The width of houses should never i and success is that a man can be narrow for their length, and 12 i inherit money. Jamestowii, Ky. Kinder like a spineless shuffle feet in width is much better and cheapha'f a goin' ha'f a balk. Alius er than a narrow house. Evervihing High But the News. A house 20 by 25 feet will accom'pear to be uneasy like a dawg Killing Two Birds. modate 100 fowls nicely, when ample chuck full o' fleas; Feard they'll yard space is allowed. Editor News: So many accidents had happened ha'f to jine the army.makes 'em If you will allow space in our in the mines that a number of miners i The American Face. shaky at th' knees. Watch 'im paper I will determined to join the local ambulance write a few lines. class. When one of their mates hapnow! he's hestitatin' bout which The face of the pure American pened to cut his finger or sprain his We have been having some stocks generally is high and oval, says wrist there was a general rush for way to move his boots, Thar! real cold weather here. The Doctor Hrdlicka, who explains that in the wounded man by the ambulance he's meetin' old Bill Growler; mercury was 18 degrees below the case of the womenfolk it some- corps, and by the time they had fintimes leaves the Impression of narrow- ished with him he usually looked like an' him and Bill's in full zoro, and the snow seven inches ness. In both sexes he found the fore- a cross between an Egyptian mummy Lis'n at their silly prat-tli- n, deep It is all gone now and the head well developed, and incidentally and on outpatient at a hospital. a source of pride to many who acsayin' Hoover should be All this, of course, was valuable weather is much warmer, and cepted this as a physical mark of in- practice, and after many months of bung; Now they're growlin' the corn shuckers are busy. tellectuality. There was a prevalence hard work in the class an examinaof long noses with medium breadth. tion was held. bout th' Red Cross; spreadin' Most of the Kentucky corn In both sexes was found a medium "Suppose one of your mates should breadth of mouth, tts averages ap- be badly frostbitten, how would you German dope an' lies; Trouble shuckers have gone home. proximating those of the French. treat the case?" asked the examiner. is they're mean an' stingy, sort- Everything is very high here. The old American Is likewise dis"Why, rub him with a man who's tinguished by long ears, longer than had a touch of sunstroke. That 'd er weedv twixt th' eyes. What Corn is $1.10 per bushel; flour, those of any of the immigrants at Ellis bring 'cm both around." care they fer love of country or $14.00 per barrel; meat, 50 cents 0 Island except the British. Doctor Hrdlicka says the face of the original the blessins of the home? What per pound; chickens, 18 cents; Mission of the Bee. Americans has retained its length in care they fer wallin' children, ef eggs, 50 cents per dozen. the last generations, but its breadth The mission of the bee is apparis diminishing and the jaws are grow- ently the highest of all. She preserves rhe children aint their own? Ef You will find enclosed one doling smaller. the beauty of this earth and at the I wuz th' President er the cen lar to keep the News coming to same time gives to proud, foolish man man, b'gosh! Bet I'd put sor Reversing the Compliment. lessons in social organization, in orChester Curry ganized industry, in national ownerthe damper on all their flow of A cashier of somewhat portly build ship and in stirpiculture. slush an' ao3h. Have th' conTo the. tireless industry of the bee The concrete dam across Beawas frowning over a statement of The Country Slacker. accounts just placed before him by his through endless centuries we owe the A German attack on a two stable to tie 'em to a pole about ver Creek, near Glasgow, was pretty typist, "As a young lady," he wonderful variety and beauty of our desaid, "I admire your type, but I can't fruits and flowers, declares a writer. mile front near Cambrai was so long, lead 'em out into th' destroyed by an explosive. The bee is literally the gardener of feated. The lionestly say I admire your typing !" Germans gained Look out, pap! thar's a slacker holler wher' th' polecat keeps "now funny," she replied smartly. the world. His visits from flower to All holdersl of food in any footholds at two points in the step aside an' hold yer nose! "We are so different, for though you flower make the blossoms fruitful. den, ef th' skunks could quantity must make an official her One hundred, thousand varieties of British trenches but were finally ri74-V- . are of course splendid at figures, Vinnr Ha P.haWS his i , ... , , YYaiUli no one tfmld say you have a splendid plants would disappear if the bees i .i, """ ,u. yuie txu report to the Government. i ejected. figure I" did not visit them. on his Stana tn ouur, yuau backer,, spits the ambeer ness. You don't know where Akra is. May be you were like us, up to a moment ago when we heard about it, imagined from the sound of the name it was in Africa or may be in Italy. Well It j w. in .. n?tL t siiliiM sn flirt nnnlmonf nr ... tin iv.vv-ifc- , i:iiitvi via country surmised, it is In North Dakota, and lies right :i the Canadian Iin in the great sheep 'jerding belt, says the Portsmouth Times. In size it Isn't much of a place, but for all it is today luminous as the banner lied Cross town in the world. When the war broke out Akra formed a lied Cross society and all the women, married, marriageable, old maids and girls that could ply a needle worked. It wasn't long before they ran out of yarn. Headquarters couldn't supply them and committees sent to Fargo and Bismark returned with the sad word that no yarn was to be had anywhere. Were the women and girls let us not forget the girls dismayed by this condition, or did they use it to take a "good rest 7" Not they. Immediately they called a council of war to circumvent another German machination. After due deliberation an order went forth to the husbands and sweet-- j hearts that wool must be had or they would know the reason why. Every man was ordered to shear a sheep or bring in the clipping of the average There were no one to the society. The wool and no slackers. traitors just rolled in.. The grandmothers got out their old spinning wheels, spun the wool and the production of sixty socks a day from sheep to soldier went blithely on. The women, God bless 'em, they have their way because their will is the 5e?-- t Although the failures to receive letters from men in the service is not pleasant to relatives and friends at home the adage "no news is good news" never was more true than at present. The report of every casualty at home or abroad is immediately wired or cabled to officials at Washington, being relayed from there without loss of time to the emergency address of the soldier or sailor affected. It is also at once released for publication in the newspapers. No news of casualitieshas or will be held up. No man in the service has received orders not to write home; he has been urged, on the contrary, to keep in touch with relatives and friends The forces in France have at their disposal post cards giving geperal information in regard to health and the receipt of letters and parcels, which may be dispatched without payment of postage. Care is also taken to see that mail intended for soldiers and sailors reaches them promptly. Where th regimental and com pany designation of a soldier is not known it may be secured by application to The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C. In one week 1,674 letters with insufficient addresses were received at this office. On 1,282 the addresses were completed and they were forwarded, 123 were returned to senders, 58 r office bewent to the cause senders' addresses were not given, and the balance were held with the view that the addresses might be completed later. dead-lette- Line. m I . ,.. ! Women In useforcver-lOyears- l The Regular Line from Columbia to Campbellsville is owned and operated by W. E. Noe. He has in his employe safe and reliable drivers. i Transportation can be had at any hour at reasonable rates. Address, Thousands of voluntary letters from wotr.c-1- , telling of the gcod Cardiri has dona them. This is the best proof of the value of Cardui. It proves that Cardui is a good medicine for women. There are no harmful or habit -- forming drugs in Cardui. It is composed only ox mild, medicinal ingredients, vih no bad after-effec- ts. W. E. NOE, Columbia, Ky. Q. W 7 Ster e REED Kentucky. y INSURANCE "The Service Agency. FIRE AND LIFK Columbia, I. TAKE Hughes & Sons Co. Incorporated I pins IBS ?H7 W stasis ionie 9 ITf Louisvilie, KenTucky. -- v You can rely on Cardui. Surely it will do for ycu what it has done for so many thousands of other women! It should help. "i was laken sick, seemed to be . . . ," A'ritesMrs. Alary E.Vestc, Va. of Alad'son "i got dovn so weak, could hardly walk . . . just staggered around. I read cf Cardui, and after tal:ir.:j one bottle, cr before taking quite all, I felt much better. I took 3 or 4 bottles at that time, and was able to do my work. I take it in the spring when rundown. I had no appetite, and I cornirc-.ce- d eating. It is the best tonic I ever saw." Try Cardui. WHOLESALE Windows, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Columns, Stair Work, Brackets, Etc. Write for our Catalog Bettter Than Ever Are Our Gigantic Stocks Of ... Carpets, Rugs, Linoleum, Paper and Draperies. ft Wall We Specialize in these Lines and Cater Especially to the People that Want Reliable Goods at a Minimum Price. Every inquiry is answered intelligently and we count our satisfied customers in Adair county and vicinity by the score. To know all about Floor Coverings, a visit to our spacious floors is instructive and convincing. i All Druggists tVi'aJteLa! .s. V S. "V A Bright Career Ended. uap?Sias'?s?53! W XV V X gr i. iu y'i Hobboch Bros, 522-5- 24 k Wellendorff, W. Market St.. Inc., X. I VlTPl ssrvM'vrvvrssr Dispatches from the Holy Land to London newspapers anTobacco Prices Show Remarkable nounce the death in action Advances. of Lieut. Primrose, Neil member of the British House of According to the United States Commons and youngest son of the Earl of Roseberry, formerly Department of Agriculture the Prime Minister of Great Britian. State of Kentucky in 1917 raised This young man, whose name 41S,140,000 pounds of tobacco is suggestive of Disraeli's novels The farm value of this crop is had an interesting career for a between $90,000,000 and The crop of 1916 man of his age. Not only is his father one of the most prom- amounted to 435.600,000 pounds inent men in England, but his and had a farm value of $55,- mother was a Rnhschild and he 321,000; the 1915 crop amounted inherited great wealth and a po- to 356,400,000 pounds, with a sition that brought him into Par- farm value in December of that liament when barely of legal year of $27,889,000. The averl r age, In Parliament he showed ag8 iarm Valua a veai -u Vda great promise, and by the time 12.7 cents a pouno, and two he was twenty-fiv- e years he had years ago 7.8 cents. The presrisen to the'post of Under Sec ent farm value is over 20 cents. The most remarkable advances retary for Foreign Affairs, being the youngest man to hold have been in the lower grades of For example, such an office since the days of Burley tobacco. William Pitt When the war two years ago dark red Burley came on he put his parliamentary 'trash was quoted at $4 to $6 a career behind him, went cam- hundred pounds, whereas the paigning in Mesopotamia; and present quotation for the same is now dead in Palestine with a grade is $23 to $25. Common Turkish bullet through his head. lugs are quoted at $26 to $28 a to This sudden ending of a prom- hundred, compared with $10 $S two ising career will probably pass $13 a year ago and $6 to ears ago. Common leaf is quotwith brief notice ky a world surcompared with feited with tradegy, and its ed at $27 to $29 ago and $10 to chief interest is in affording an S13 to S14 a vear ago. Advances other proof of how bravely the $12 two years Burley and colory English aristocracy is doing its for bright red duty in time of war. Whatever have been equally as remarkable common leaf is else may be said of that aristoc- In dark types comracy they have not shirked their selling between $16 and $17 ago obligations since the war began. pared with $11 to $12 a year and $6 to $7 two years ago. Evening Post. J $100,-000,000. I i i Louisville, Kentucky. j Hole TPIAJX Louisville, Kentucky. -- co-hoo- ts. " .u i 8 ADAIR COUNTY NEWS LOCALS. For Sale. Sis Big Type Polan China Pigs, 4 tcnale aud two female, are entitled to cregister. Also one good brood mare ia foal to good Jack. jiO-26 T- - B- - Dohoney. For Sale. One pair of coming 3 year old mare fzsiules Sound and well broke. C. G. Jeffries, Columbia, Ky. Markets. Ixjuisvllle, .Ian. 7 Cattle Prime erporfc steers S1213; heavy shipping 3I012; light SS10: fat heifers $610 tTitcows $S509.75; medium 5C,50 S.5Q; cutters $5 756 50; canners 855-,15- : bulls S09.25; feeders $G9 50; stackers S5.759; choice milch ccws S80(rt95; medium $60(80; common SiOVGO. -- -- Calves Receipts 89 head. The mar- ket ruled quarter higher: best veals :I3i)13ic: medium and common kinds -- unchanged. Hogs Receipts 4.729 head. Prices '.ruled lie higher all through the list. TZie best hogs, 165 lbs up S16;35: 120 to 1(15 $15 70; pigs $13 85(rfl4 85; roughs Jli.75 down. Sheep and Lambs Receipts 41 head; so changes were noted in values; best sheep S3 50(9, bucks S7 down; best Jaabs 8lG(rfl6 50; seconds $12(a12 50; culls $8(fl9 Choice stock in demand. Butter Country 32(n35c lb. Eggs Fresh, case count 50c doz; 54(fl55c mer Mrs. J. A. Johnson, J. E. Ben--1 nett, C. A. Reece, A. C. Pulliam, Jas. M. Dowell, Mrs. J. M. Traylor, Frank Jackman, Julia A. Powell, F. M. G. Ccnover, W. T. Janes, Mrs. Ella Farlee, A. W. Rice, N. M, Tutt, P. H. Cheatham, Finis Harvey, Thos. A Holladay, Melvin Conover, C. W. Young, Noah Loy, J. W. Gras-haiZ. W. Bardin, J. C. Absher, D E Phelps, W. A Feese, Emma Page, Susie Hadley, Mrs. Zilpha Wheat Walker Bryant, C. H. Hockersmith, Estelle Burton, Mrs I. S. Curd, Cortez Sanders, F. J. Chelf, Mrs. Mary A. Bell, Roy Walker, D. B. Wheat, H. C. Walker, A. Holladay, Mrs Jas. Briley, Jacob Wright, Dr. G. T. Simpson, Mrs. W. R Garrison, Wm. Wil-leTyler Grant, B F. Chewning, R F. Rowe, J D. Walker, Mrs. W. G Conover, Mrs. A. T. Cromeens, L. E Bradley, L M. Wilmore, J. P. Hutch ison, Millie Welborn, G. T. Roberts, R. L. Davis, Virtis Grant, II D Murray, Rev. S. G. Shelley, H. A. Walker, Porter A. Murrell, S. II. Murrell, J L. Watson, Pod Wheeler, Horace Jeffries, T.E.Jeffries, Mrs M S. Grubbs, L H. Cabell, W. E Wilson. G B. Smith, W. B Page, J. D. Floyd, W. W. Holladay, Wm. Monday, A. G Willis, Josie Walker, Henry B. Garrison, M. V. Collins, Judge Rollin nurt, D U. Rial, L. T. Neat, Olen Janes, Mrs S. F. White, J. J. Hunterf M. F. Harmon, Mrs. G. D Morrison, G. W. Bledsoe, P. M. Bryant, J. T. Rose, S H. Absher, W. H Bloyd, L W. Curry, A. H. Feese, Mrs. J B. Jones, J. M. Wolford, G L Wolford, Chas T Browning, Luther Williams, S. W. Absher, W G. Pickett, W. C Grider, Jno Lasley, J. W. Jones, Simeon Murrell, Mrs. A. R. Keltner. i, 4ii4i4O64i4Q'0'Q'440S4"fr44fr Casey Jones Store few years ago we opened a General Store in Columbia, and from the start the people throughout Adair county have liberally patronized us. We have endeavored to please our customers, and we feel sure that our efforts have not been in vain. We are not paying as high rent as other merchants, hence we can afford to mark OUR GOODS DOWN. A to our many friends for their favors, and during this good year of 1918 we will make a greater effort to please than in any year in the past. n, WE ARE VERY THANKFUL WHAT WE KEEP. IN OUR STORE you can find any article kept in a Dry Goods Store, and you will also find that it can be bought cheaper than elsewhere in Columbia. It is a pleasure for us or our clerks to show goods. Come in, call for what you want and you will be accommo- dated. REMEMBER THE PLACE CASEY JONES STORE & QmQm8"8m8i $$g.$$t&$4$$$.B.$ 8"&$$Sm$$$8"&$96$ S& Poultry Hens 19Vj20c lb.; spring chickens 20 22c; ducks 1819c; roos-er- s 12CrfI3c; geese 15(ff4Gc; turkeys 23 ?325c JacKman-Graha- m. The marriage of Mus Lillian aud Mr. Jack-csaa- n Crumpton Graham, which was solemnized yesterday at aooa ar the parsonage, of the II j de .Park Methodist church, was a surprise and an event of much interest to the numerous friends of the contracting parties. Rev. L. M. Broyles, pastor of the Hyde Park Methodist church, the ceremony in the presence ot onl the brother and sister-in-lacf the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graha.n, and the sister of the bride, kits. Stanford. The bride was attired in a haud-fcSie coat suit of brown velvet, with i2ccjs.rits to match. She is one of 1 upa'a .. tractive and a popular -per-'Jbrci- eti been close to the mark,he ever preaching a high standard and a pure walk, making no compromise with evil in any form, but attacking it fearlessly at every point "We feel assured Bro. Grant and his estimable wife will accomplish much Go to Church Times. in their new field, as they have in this city." Glasgow Times Tht subjest of the above sketch was The pastors of Columbia and vicin- born and reared in Adair county, and ity extend a cordial welcome to all. many relatives living here Presbyterian church, Rev. B. T. has yet He was educated at the Lindsey-Wil-so- n Watson Pastor. Training School, and is kindly reSunday-Scho9:15 a. m. membered by his old school-mate- s Congregational Woaship 11a. m. Evening Service at 7 p. m. on every SparRsville. second and fourth Sundays Prayer service Wednesday evening The Christmas tree at Bird topic discussatG:30 Sunday-schoed. school was largely attended last Preaching at Union 1st and 3rd ol ol W rS? &k To Our Customer: your friendship. SECOND During the year 1918, we will use the same dili gence to please, and will at all times keep a full stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries. OUR HARDWARE up-to-da- m w i? We want to thank you for the libera! patronage we received during the year 1917. Our business was good, due to FIRST Sabbaths w - each month. Mr. Gilliam Akin, of Camp Sunday School at 9:30 a. m. Epworth Leage 0:15 p. m. Taylor, visited his parents, and Prayer meeting Wednesday evening Monday. Several nice present were on tne tree. They had 3IETHODIST CHUUCH. L F. Piercey, Pastor. some nice recitations and every-- 1 Preaching 1st and 3rd Sunday in body enjoyed themselves. m i US? Z 'S? O at 6:30. Everybody cordially invited to these services. BAITIST CHUUCH. -- young girN .nd is the daughter of .Mr. znd Jii Frank Jackmau ifr. Graftal is connected with the C fi ulooriiuuae Co., of this city, aud ii. .'lighly esteemed by a large circle of 1uas The happy couple left im- su&iiaiery after ceremony the Ij. :t ten days' wedding trip, which will include a visit to the east choose. Upon their return they will JJ2 3t.i meat. 611 S. Delaware Ave. 'Their many friends unite in wishing hem all future happiness The 1 -- Preaching at 11 a m. and 6:45 p. m on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in each month. Sunday school at 9:30. O. P. Bush, Pastor, Loren Bradley, Supt. of S. S. CUKISTIAX CHUUCH. Bible School every Sunday m. afc 9.30 a. Preaching service at 6:30 p. 11 a. m. and m on Second and Fourth Sun- days 'Tatup . Daily Times. Hotel-Keener. The New No enterprise builds up a town faster thaii a good hoteJ, one that has a reputation foi close attention and one where tie most inviting table is spread jjjefore guests. A hotel that is given such attention will at all times have --ra. tine run of custom. It is the home for ti.iveling salesmen, who are at .all tiu.es are looking for a good hotel in wh.oh to spend Sundays. Mr. C. 'S"jr. Jewries who recently purchased H. ncock Hotel, and who has renovates rjie building from top to bottom, huoivs how to please guests, his wife being use to good things, and an .adept in culinary affairs, knows what furnish to please the taste. There .is not ;t doubt but the new proprietor jtias si arted with the determination to .jgive entire satisfaction. The business .men .' Columbia are interested in ihaviu a first-clas-s hotel, not one ioubt& the tovvu will have one under ue administration of Mr. Jeffries Mr. Ta:.a the former proprieto r ' "riati been sick for more than a year, and it wa? 'mpossible for him to give Che busings, the attention it deserved ijut his hoLci was above the average, and his table is good as many country Iiotels. He will remain in Columbia sad Mr. Jeffries has his very best -- J Prayer meeting each Wednesday evening at 6:30. Officers meeting monihly. ly. Woman's Missionary Society, the first Sunday in each month at 2:45 p. Miss Alice West, who has been m. staying at J. B. Garmon's, went Mission Baud the first Sunday in home last Monday. Mrs. O. B. each month at 2 p. m. Ladies' Aid Society Thursday after West will start to Grafton, W. second Sunday at 2:45 p m. Va., in a few days. Z. T. Williams, Pastor. Horace Jeffries, Bible School, SupMr. and Mrs. Ed Lee McGin-ni- s, erintendent. G. friends last week. Every body was glad to see him. Mr. Fred Janes and Miss Sada Flatt were married at Columbia last Wednesday. Also Mr. Ed Baker and a Miss Coomer were last Monday at the home of the bride Mr. Austin Gilpin has measles but is getting along nicely at this writing. Mr. Elbert Page returned from Illinois and is getting along nice- DEPARTMENT is and we can furnish you anything you need in that line. We have on sale a large stock of stoves for cooking and heating, and our farm implement department is complete. We are here to please Come in and examine our prices. you. Persons owing us notes and accounts past due will please call and settle. te, '& w && JFV3. vJ SK& fi5 Barker Brothers, &fai 10 2i$r 53951 jDxSDi.j , 'W' ' 8"88"QM3"8"&,9"&,6M&'& &8$6'$8"S"3"6"5,$$$ Been 4 My Friends Hav Loyal beex- Sect Ray Conover, Tres. Rev. W J-h- e A. Grant. -- ! -- pointment The following extract taken from I keep on hands a full stock of the Clay paper is a strong testimonial coffins, caskets, and robes. I also keep Paid List. of the popularity and the great esteem in which Rev. Grant was held at Metallic Caskets, and Steel Boxes aud two hearses. We keep extra large ' The following persons have sent in Clay: magnetic personality has ac- caskets. Prompt service night or day. "His cxemittances and subscribed and paid Residence Phone 29, office phone 168 News since our issue of last complished wonderful results. The 45-- 1 yr sloe the J. F Triplett, week: W. R. Williams, O. C. Cun-.luT, Rev. W. A. Grant, the new pastor of the Methodist church, is being cordially greeted by his own church and all the churches of the town. Though having been here only a very few weeks, he has made a lasting and deep impression upon the public through his strong personality, his deep intellect, and his great earnestness in his divine work He will be a splendid addition to the life of Glasgow and no doubt will take a leading part in the educational and civic affairs of the Monday. town. He comes to Glasgow after a very Miss Cytha Pickett, of Pyrus, successful year at Clay, Ky , and over the protest of the entire congregation visited her sister, Mrs. Alvin at that place was lie given the ap- Rosson, last Tuesday. of Jeffersonville, Ind., are visiting relatives at this place this week. Mr. Herschel Jones, of Tom-beaTex., came in on a visit and bought a farm from John Jones, and has sent back after his family. Mr. and Mrs. George Wooten, of Texas, are visiting their par-9 ents and friends this week. Campbell will Miss Valeria start to the L. W. T. S. next n, It has been the custom from time immemorial to return thanks for favors stowed, and I will not depart from that ancient rule. Therefore, I want to press my gratitude to the people of my native county for their liberal support during the year 1917, months of 1918. and to ask that they continue with me during the twelve GROCERIES, FARM IMPLEMENTS AND SEEDS yl Have been the principle ariicles handled by me and patronized by my friends. I have been liberally the best, I I have endeavored to place upon the market and I feel confident that I have not practiced extortion in a single instance. will continue to do my best to keep before you the Choiciest of Groceries, Staple and Fancy, and the Most Durable Farm Implements that the factories make. prices have been right in the past, and will so continue in My the future. When needing anything in my lines, call at my store. j R. Hutchison G. A. Grant, Malissa r, C. W. Bault, B. O. Hurt, R. S. Bailey, E. K. Young, C. R. Dean, W. .If. Fraunkum, John S. McFarland, Bingham Moore, June Pickett, Will dohoney, L. G. Montgomery, C. H. Sogers, J. Nick Conover, H. A. Hurt, Mxs. Mary Caldwell, Mrs. C. C. Gil. -- J. Gabbert, J. D. Todd, Marvin Bryant, W. Tar-s-Ce- congregations have increased at each service, including the prayer meeting services which are always well attended, much interest being evinced. He has especially been able to get in close touch with the manhood of the community,many of whom have become regular attendants at divine services through his appeals to their better natures. All sermons have ever 4 Columbia. Ky. JOHN WHITE S"8B$8B'S&8"S"39 8&fl8""8"S"6"S"9'"S"S"3l & GO. LOUISVILLE,KY. and full valuo paid raw I U1IU Hides and Goat 9Kins LIberat'assortmant wPk9MrSwJ Jj&& j2 j7i?i The Adair County News $1.50