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Digital page images are linked to the text file. m a I J ir IPublished J J Everyv ounm trnUI lign lI Established- Friday 1887 IIVOL1HIE XXI MT VERNON ROCK ASTLE COUNTY KY FRIDAY JAN 17 1908 NUMBER IT IH G El WAHDS WRITES EN TERTAlNINiRLY OF ILiS WESTERN HOME Caldwell Idaho Jan r 1908 EDITOR SIGNALS many ofmy friends have written me for a description of this country that I think it expedient to answer them through the colums of youa splendid paper Our party of fourteen including Mr Brooks faMi urn mine left Eubanks Ky Sept 3d 1907 We arrived at Caldwell Idaho Sept 8th Tickets cost 39 95 each Nothing ofau eventful nature happened on the way Crossing the Rockies was so gradual a rise that we could hardly realize that we were in those great mountains Caldwell is a prosperous little city of about 4500 white inhabi tants and no colored ones It is located in Canyon county in the midst of two rivers valleys viz Snake and Boise These valleys are about 60 miles wide and 100 miles long There are other cities towns and villages in these great valleys viz Boise the capital Payette Parma Notus Nampa etc These valleys are completely surrounded by very high mountains We can look in any direction and see those great mountains with their snowy white covering many feet deep every month in the year except August and September These mountains are barriers to the wind rain and cold The air from these great heaps ofsnow make this a most healthful cimate The melting from the mountain snow supplies all the streams with an inexhaustable abundance of pure water These valleys are a great mass of waste desert land until the water from these rivers is run on it then it is that the desert blooms like rose The great orchards of apples peaches prunes pears apricots cherries and plumbs are real objects ofadmiration and sources of joy and luxury I have seen apples hat measured 15 inches around and peaches 13 The orchards here never fail to bear a large crop I have seen more apples since I came here than I had ever seen in a11my life before Ten year old trees bear from 10 to 20 bushels and sell from 150 to 2 50 per bushel Most of the crop is shiped East Alfalfa is a very protitabe crop Three crops each year and ibrte tons to the acre It is selling now fur 8700 per tun Making a total of S63 per acre Two men can culivate and care fer 70 acres ol alfalfa and it will bring them 4410 Great flocks of sheep are trough down from the mountains i n winter and fed hay I have hid the pleasure of seeing more hay andmore sheep since I have bseu here than I ever saw before in my lire Land is worth from 100 to ioooper acre Alfalfa land runs atiooto 200 While orchard land runs very much higher The government has just completed a great dam for the purpos- of e irrigating 200000 acres of lam here in this valley It has all been fitd on by home steaders but man of them sell their claims these ca usually be bought for 10 or i per acre Then the government charge about 30 for water rights etc which will make the land cost from 40 to 45 per acre This landwill all be worth from 100 to 200 per acre as soon as the water is put on it The water is expected in 1908 Farmers business men and stockmen are all very prosperous in this country Wages run from 250 to 3 50 per day Iread a great deal from other places about hard times but we have scarcely felt it here Our ansd pay cash on all their checks have never issued a single Bank cer tificate and dont need to Pfent of money and it seems to be circulationThe are made up of the very best people from all parts of the world almost Every state in the Union has representatives here I havemet many Kentuckians The people are fully upto date and popess a spirit of uprightness business and hospitallt y that not He exceled even in old Ken rocky TJLV rtJ1icf when tie look out and sea those Easterners coming In on every train A great many people come here lor their health but many more come tc make money Onr common school system cannot he surpassed even in the United gradedIsalariesThe water is obtained by digging wells from twenty to sixty feet right in this desert land Artesian wells are found by going 200 feet Sagebush is the only thing that grows on the desert It is used for fuel Coal is also used for fuel It costs about 8 oo per acre to clear the sage bush from the land Wheat oats barley and rye are the principal cereal crop Wheat runs from 35 to 60 bu per acre It is mostly spring sowing Potatoes run from 200 to 300 bu p acreWe well pleased with the country people etc Having batter health than we had in Kentucky The winters are about as cold here and the summers fully as hot as in Kentucky but it is so dry that the heat and cold seem to have but little effect People say they never knew prostration from heat Horses and cattle grow and fatten in the open field without any barn whatever Many people live intents during winter The country abounds in wild game Two days ride brings us into the bear and deer region and maay other smaller game Wild geese ducks and quail jack rabbit sage hen kiotes sage wolf and many other game are abundant here in the valley The writer had quite an experience With a wild cat The last I saw of the cat was when I followed him to the top of a very tall sycamore tree this being on the river where trees grow the cat leaped from the top and hit the ground running at very rapid rate After the cat was gone a very hard question arose in my iniod which was worse scared in the top of the sycamore tree the cat or me Dear Editor please allow me to congratulate the Republicans of Old Kentucky for the valor they duplaved in the iaet electron M dear Republican friends take thy rest enjoy thy harvest teat upon the fruit of thy labor But duut fever to long be alert and ready fur activity in the National victory that we expect soon to follow I wish to thank the many good Democrats who assisted in the Re fublicau victory Tanking YOU personatf Hors I remain sincerely yours with iat wishes for the Signal n its many traders H G F DwARn- SCOM3IISSLONEItS SALE ROCKCASTLE CIRCUIT COUR Matilda Cooper Plff vs r Judgment W H Rich Deft tindd e Circuit Court rendered at the December term terra thereof fanr sale at front door of the court hoclteastlt3 t and best bidder at public on Monday the 27th day of Janu ary 1908 between the hours of 9 oclock a in and 4 oclock p m being regular county court day on a credit of six the following describedoproperty to wilt One saw mill with boiler and engine attached with all saws and belts belonging thereto For the purchase price t purchaser must execufe bon with approved surety bearin legal interest from day of sale and having the force and effect of beIterms G SJ GRIFFIN lii C RC C LEVELnI have reached a higher health level since 1 began using D r Kings New Life Pills writes Jacob Springer of West Franklin Maine They keep my stomach liver and bowels working l a rigbtIf these pills dJcapo nt you on trial morev will be re druzscane 250 A B FURNISH The popular and efficient assist ant cashier of the Bank of Mt Ver non who is also agent for the New England Mutual Life Insurance at this place For the month of De r aiber he divided honors with the Louisville agent for amount of bus iness placed COMMISSIONERS SALE ROCKCASTSE CIRCUIT COURT Ellen N Brown William Brown W D Payne Henry C Payne Mary C Cash Steve Cash Bessie L Cummins Mitchell Cummins and Joseph S Payne Puffs vs Judgment Addie J Sowder Milt Sowder Sallie V Cummins Asher Cummins and Sarah E PayneBy of a judgmant and order o f sale of the Rockcastle Circuit Court ren 7Ifront door of the courthouse in Mt Ver non Rockcastle County Kentucky to the highest and best bidder at public auction on Monday the 27 day of Janu ary 1908 between the hours of 9 oclock a m and 4 oclock p being regular county court day on a credit of 6 months tlte following described property towittA of land bounded as follows Lying and being in Rockcastle county Ky on the waters of West Skeggs creek Beginning at a blackoack on the cast side of Somerset road and at or near where an apple tree stood near a graveyard thence with Somerset road N 3 postthence t road thence Ns6j4 E 12 poles to a stake in said road thence NIlE 14 poles to stake in said road thence S 78 E t poles thence S 41 j W 54 poles thence with Bethuruuis line S sr E 78 poles to a stone set up in a hickory stump with several pointers Bethurum and Levisay corner thence with Bethurums litre 35J6 W I55 poles to a gum and falle poplarthencegum pointersthence S3 4 W 23 poles to a stake thence S 6J W at 33 poles pass a chestnut oak marked as cor ner in all 41 J poles to a stone pile pointirthences ning containing 127 acres the same more or less purchasetr su ety bearing legal interest from day of sale until paid and having the force and effect preparetoG S GRIFFIN 11 CR C C Cf IAiBIRit1ICOUGHRMl MEDKINTE FOR CHILDREN In buying a Claus h medicine fo buyChamberlaius There is no danger from itand ItiscougFTis no better medicine i the world for these diseases It is croupbUtcroup cough appears will preve the attack Whooping coughi not dangerous when this remedy is given as directed It con ans no opium or other harmful drugs and may be given as confidently to a baby as to an adult For sale by Chas C Davis nJudge Dunne Monday refused to admit to hail former Mayor Eugene E Schmitz of San Francisco whose conviction upon the charge Wetyd CHAMBERLAINS COUGH kEMEUY BENEFITS ACITYCOUNCIALh ICAg islaKingston Jamaica West Indies bottlese of Cough Remedy ha d good effect on a cough that was giving me trouble and I think should have been more quickly relieved if I had continued the remedy That it was beneficial and quick in relieving me there is no doubt and it is my intention to sastCJ As w = lJA 1Bea the G Iii NEWS ITEMS President Roosevelt has declared his intention of MajsA T Wood as Pension Agent for Kentucky Friends of former Gov William L Doughlas of Massachusetts are booming him for the Democratic nomination of Vice By order of Governor Hanleyi the period of martial law at Muncie Ind is at an end and the troops will soon be withdrawn by Gen McKee PThea 10 per cent cut in theTpresident vice president and other general officers and itheir office forces President Roosevelt has indI- cated that he is disposed to appoint a Louisville man as Surveyor of Customs and will do so unless the four Republican Congressmen from Kentucky reach an agreement on a candidate The contest Committee in charge of the case ot A J GtJrham Dem ocrat against C C Patrick Reput lican from Fay tte county will report in favor of Mr Patrick and recommend an allowance of 150 to Mr Gorham for expenses The weekly statement of the New York Cleaingn use Banks showed a surplus of reserves under centernle Saturday for the first time since the financial stringency began in October The surplus jtas 6 084050 Representative W H Strange will offer a bill making over the congressional districts of the State Fvery district witb the exception of the Fifth composed of Jefferson county is changedand a number of large Republican counties are taken out of the Eleventh district 6Prof A Scovell head of the Kentucky Experiment Statiori y submitted his report to GoV Will 6lscusses the question of pure seed and urges that more authority be conferred by the Legislature in order that farme s adulternseed- J Campbell Cantrill the newly elected president of the Kentucky Union of the American Society of Equity issued an address to the farmers of Kentucky Mr Cantrill says his organization asks the IawIappeals to th farmers to stand together and urges thit wore members be brought into thy associaiion The recent issue of bonds by the Secretary of the Treasury for the parpose of relieving the financial anrThe discussion was precipitated by an inquiry by Senator Culberson and was participated in by Senator Aldrich Tilman and Bailey It postrpone further controversey untila statement can be received from Secretary Cortelyou ntThe Attorney General has ad vised the Secretary of the Treasury that the portion of the regulations of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue permitting the branding of distilled spirits as whiskey rum or ginger is contrary to law and must be modified in accordance with the terms of the construction UorneyGeneral distillates as bighwines alcohol or spirits avoiding specified terms Everybody loves our baby rosy sweet andwarm With kissy placeson her neck and dimples on her arms Once she was so thin and cross painMpther byChasMembers of the Society of Fquity at Lexington have on foot Ia scheme to go before the Fayette county grand jury and aks indict meets against the agents theAmerican Tobacco Company on the grounds that they are violating letin AntiTrust law of the State It depends upon the pills you EarlyRisers headacheSold =XJ M i LADIESJAcKETSeU G i Just received a shipment Our stock is new again BLACK TAN and fl gvX7ry before you buy elesevliere s A jj 11 f i fs OVERCOATS v H VA famous faultless brand from 4 to CIO The best in the land SUTISJ-i Till famous Lion Brand is the best on the We sell them eveI day in any cola from 5 to lo in men and boys sizes J r y it1 SHOES W 4f theThe Amercin Gentleman and the American Ladare the best for wear and style Ji fi RUBBERS II IuEvdone Rubbers and Felt Boots y Ec3 st Phone 87 2 J f i FyEUEjER iSoNy Mt Vernon Kentucky 3 g3 fp c r ATSTSAlErJy rft I have about 100 pairs of the best Shoes and Rul o hers on the market and some men and boys Clothing and hats which I offer for cost ill crritgel3S I desire w to eliminate these from lines ffom business Q CALICOESaf I also have a large assortment of calicoes at 5 andf 1 G cent per yard If you need anything in these lines it will certainly pay youth see our line before you buy i R R ASHER fWESTMAIN STREET 4COMiIIISSIONERSSALE ROCKCASSIE CIRCUIT COURT Jcsaphine Perciful ElbcrCWPetciful rand Lula Barnes Plaintva i Judgment A1extnib1Percifulciful jVIcKiiiley Pjeifularil Sheraumj Alvin Perciful Defennhnts oficle1ofat theD eceaex term thereof L9jQ7rI shall procql to offer for sale at the front door of tiuft court house in lit rera0ai Rockcsitfe county Kentucky to tire highestand best bidder at on Monday 2jth day of pcllicaudioUj ttradOCklp A tract of land loud in Rockcastle county Kentucky oni tie waters of Round stone creek being ia two tracts and ad joiningand bounded nd described as ollowsFirst Traet Beginning at a chestnut by the side of the coun ty road leading from PleasantIValley or Cove Station Vernon Kentucky MJ Cooks corner thence with the conuty road leading toward Mt Vernon to a white oak corner to Davis thencelwa hickory and bush thence eat 1me1atring second Tract Beginning at a stone a conditional corner with a small poplar pointer made by W A Falii and Mary A FaUn his wife thence northwest to a chestnut by the side of the county road an old corner of 11 J Cook thence south with the old line of M J Cook to a stone at the old Tram road iu the old line thence rather north east with the conditional line to the beginning so as to include two 2 acres lessj price the pur chaser must execute bond with approved surety bearing legal in paid13ndof a judgement Bidders must be prepared to comply with these terms GS GRIFFIN Mc R9C It is very important in fad it is absolutely necessary to health that awe give relief to the stomache promptly at the first signs otj trouble wludaare belching gas nausea sour stomache headache irtitabilHty and nervousness These are warnings that th stomache hat it is demanding help from you Take something once in awhile especially r ter meals something like KODOI for Dyspepsia and In digestion lt will enable your stomach ro o its work properly old by Chrjtfe GDavis j MR ROBERT JONES The Interior Journal pays the following high compliment to a former Rockcastle citizen who for several years has served as marshal of the town of Stanford CCMr R G Jones whose term as city marshal expired Saturday afternoon ghas served this good town well and is entitled to a rising vote of congratulation and corn mendation During his incumbency he has never had to use his pistol preferring to quell the obstreperous fellows with his billy instead of with his gun He has tried to put the blind tiger operators out of r business and has done reasonably well at it One of his last official acts was to secure evidence by which Solon Craig colored who was serving out a fine for selling whiskey was convicted on a sec ond charge and given another 100 days In jail Mr Jones is getting along in years now and it is fitting that be should spend his remaining days trf a business not so strenuous as that of policeman We are glad Ito know that he has saved upcn siderable money and that he can enjoy the much needed rest with lisedoor Success to the clever old exchief of police of Stanford When you want the best get DeWitts Corbolized Witch Hazel Salve It is good for little or big cuts boils or bruises and is especially recommenned for piles Sold by Chas C Davis Jit t t 1r T f 3 L0 r MT VERNON SIGNAL FRIDAY Jan 10 1908 Published every Friday by EDGAR S ALBRIGHT SUBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR IOO vI Advertising rates made known on application MRMBKR OP KENTUCKY PRESS ASS OCIATIO IVV ANNOUNCEMENTS We are authorized to announce G T JOHNSON as a candidate for Count y Court Clerk sbject to the action of he Republican party 1 HE deadlock in the Senatorial rae seems to be on 1Q stay The first vote gave Beckham 6 and Bradley 64 with seven scattering votes The second vote on Wed Lfirstvoted for him but because of some absentees there was no change in the vote from Tuesday The dec tion of either Beckham or Bradle seems to be an assured impossibility and should they continue their fight the dead lock which is on will likely continue for many weeks NEWS 1PJflISd Advice received at St Peters 1burg states that a courtmartial at Bokhara Central Asia has sen tenccd to death fie men who attacked the palace of the Ameer killed the Minister of Finance and carried off about 90000 Gov Patterson of Tennessee baa asked the railroad presidents of that State to meet in Nashville January 27 to lower passenger rates and save him the necessity of calling an extra session of the legislature for this purpose More than 99 per cent of the oil business Colorado Wyoming Utah Montana and New Mexico controlled by the Standard Oil Company according to testimony Tuesday at the hearing of the Government suit in New York The Democratic members of the General Assembly who are op posing the election of Mr Beck ham to the United States Senate are receiving scores of telegrams frQm their constituents applauding them for the stand they have taken to end the rule of Beckham in XpIUcKv Many witnesses entirely new to the case testified at the testified at the tria of Hairy K Thaw Wed nesday aud told stories of his eccenti icities during the year im mediately preceding the killing of Stanford Vhite They all declared he impressed them as being irrational Christopber Baggan a isteward of the New York Whist Club told of Thaws doings on the day of the tragedy The United States Circuit Court of Appeals decided Tuesday six teen cases involving national banks SKentucky The action in these i cases grew out of the alleged attempt on the part of the State of Kentucky to discriminate against the national banks in favor of private and State institution The Court decided that the banks wpuldhaye to have to pay certain tpxes that the State seeks to collect i The suits were filed by former Kentucky State Auditor Hagar against sixteen national banks The ruling of the lower courts of 1ntucky exempted the banks pa metitoftbis tax p That decision was leversed by a Federal Court The first joint session of the Ken tucky Legislature to elect a United States Senator was held Wednesday and resulted in no ifielectionthe Fourth district who voted inI HISmtththaw Wednesdays vote wa rr Bfcckhnm sixtysix Bradley sixty four Uastlenian one Dodd one Campbell one and Wheeler one There were 135 voles cast and sixtyeight were ueceessary for a choice Representative Lillard again refused to answer wh nhis I name was called The feature of the joint session was the speech of r Senator Campbell of Paducah who declared that the time had come to eud the reign of Beckham in Ken i i kY 3 GOSSIP OF CAPITOL Entertaining Comment on Miairs Political as Noted by Our Oht atservant A KENTUCKY WONDER OF WONDERS That Two Men In the Same Week Should Decline Appointment to a Fat Office Is Taken as a Portent of a Hard Winter or Some Equally Un desirable Visitation The Dog Law Stands Good Show of Being Thrown to the Dogs Legislative Committee to Investigate the Tobacco Trou blesA More Equitable System of Taxation Primary Elections and the Senatorial Contest Prove Interesting Subjects of Comment Frankfort Ky Jan 15It is an absolute fact that two Kentucklans in the same week have done the unheard of thing of declining an office with a salary of 2500 per year and traveling expenses attached to it Whether this Is a sign of a long cold winter an earthquake or some other dreadful happening is not known of course but something else unusual is bound to happen for such strange eventu never come singly C M Barrett of Ohio county and Stanley Milward of- exington both claimed the state fire job but Barrett was appointed Before he went to work however he found he might be unjustly criticised ir his work because he is the president of the National Society of Equity and that society has a tobacco branch and the fire marshals would have to Investigate the burning of tobacco barns and warehouses by the night riders some of whom are upposed to be members of the Society of Equity Then the place was offered Mr Milward who had been turned own at first and wonder of wonders Mr Milward declined it Just think of a Kentuckian declining a good office like that It Is dollars to doughnuts though that the third man to whom it is offered will take it and freeze to that twentyfive hundred per like a duck to a doughpile The first bill introduced in the pres ent legislature was one to repeal the dogtax law passed two years ago Iti was Introduced by Senator Smith of Knott county and the present sentiment of the legislature indicates its passage The doglaw proved both un popular am ineffective Nearly every JUan that owned a dog has blasted theI law and the assessors almost made it Ineffective by failing to list the dogs for taxation For instance in oneI county with a population of 20000 probably 2800 dogs would be listed mid in an adjoining county with the same population anTI apparently as many dogs only 700 would be listed A legislative committee will proba bly investigate every phase of the bacco troubles in Kentucky as Sena tor Newmap of Woodford has Introduced a resolution providing for a committee of three senators and four representatives to do the investigating The resolution which will undoubted ly be adopted says Said committee shall report the conditions prevailing In this commonwealth before the or ganization of the Tobacco Trust tIp conditions prevailing after its organI- zation and before the organization of the various tobacco societies the con ditiens since and in every way try to reach a knowledge of the situation such as will enable this General Assembly to enact such laws as will pro tect the rights of our people if our present laws are insufficient TIp committee shall also ascertain wheth er the socalled tobacco trust the right to do business in this hasI when pursuing the methods it has fol lowed for several years It shall also ascertain whether any of our statutes are not enforced by the various offi cers of the commonwealth 0 It shall make investigation of whether it Is legal and practical to employ convicts in the manufacture of plug and twist tobaccoIThis is a sweeping resolution and the committee will have an enormous amount of work to do if it accomplishes anything Governor Willson is working assiduously to suppress the night riders but they keep bobbing up here and there In various parts of the state and burning tobacco ware houses Soldiers are being stationed In suspected towns and Gatling guns are being placed in readiness to repel expected attacks by the night riders There must be some cause for all this troublesomebody has been doing wrong somewhere and as a result the night riders are doing wrong now The tobacco growers feel that a crisis has arrived with them and that it is of as much moment to them as throw Ing the tea overjboardln Boston over a hundred years ago was American colonists harborI Maybe this legislative may find the seat of the trouble If overproduction has caussd the low prices of tobacco the remedy Is to plant no crop this year If the tobac tofattenshould bn fined as Chief Justice Landisflnecents An earnest effort will be madg dur stepstotaxation for the whole state Looking ar IT DOES THE BUSINESS IMr K E Chamberlain of iCUmon Main says of Bucklois Arnica Salve It dots ihe lusiness I have used it for plesj and it cured them Used it chapped hands and it cured tin ra Applied it to an old sore and it healed it without leavinw a scar ehmci 250 at Cbas C Davis drug stor HAZELSALVE =to this end the revenue and taxation comirittee of the State Development association has prepared a bill which proposes an amendment to Section 171 of the constitution which will enable soine future legislature to adopt a sys m of what is termed expensive tr iion which will adapt itself to leusiness conditions and canging situations of all classes of property In the state Of course the amendment will have to be voted on by the people next November and it is worded as follows The general assembly shall provide by law an annual tax which with other resources shall be suffi- cIent to defray the estimated expenses of the commonwealth for each year Taxes shall be levied and collected for public purposes only and shall be uiliI form upon all property of the same class subject to taxatIo within the territorial limits of the authority levy ing the lax and all taxes shall be lev led and collected by general warrants The power vested in the general assembly to provide for taxation based on income license and franchise may be so exercised that such taxes maybe in addition to or in lieu of ad valorem taxation upon such personal property as may be designated by tho authority levying the tax In the latter event such personal property shall- otn be subject to assessment All taxes based on income license or franchise shall be uniform on the saiae class of subjects within the territoral limits of the authority levying the tax The general assembly shall have power to divide property into two classes and to determine what class of prop erty shall be subject to state taxation and what class or classes of property shall be subject to local taxation This amendment if adopted may lead to a system of taxation now in operation in Pennsylvania where farm lands are not taxed at all for state purposes Kentucky has had more trouble and more legal controversies over the tax question than her sister tates in the past decade and it is be lieved this amendment to the consti tuUon if adopted will solve the prob lcm and require each class of property to brar Its proper proportion qf the burden of taxation The expected deadlock over the or reprcsantaIIIng all the Democratic caucus nom iness being elected by a strict party naturallyIBeckhara and exGovernor respectively the nominess of theDem ocratic and Republican parties for United States senator and the legisla ture stands 73 Democrats to 65 Repub mustIed on the first ballot Beckham work ers say they are absolutely confident and have no fear of the result Brad leys friends say four or more Denu crats will not vote for Beckham anc the consequent deadlock will result i the rleetlen of Bradley No one know certainthatfirst ballot a most exciting session c the legislature will follow and much needed legislation will be neglected An important bill that will be intro prinew of holding state primary elections It will provide the both political parties must nominal all candidates for state offices on th same day and that day shall be ger regirtratlonevery voter in city town and country must register and the registration o ficers must also serve as primary eke tion officers thus savinr tie Tijnof three sets of officers The bill fur paythethus giving a poor man a chance to make a race without having to borrow enough morey to put up his entrancr fee The state now pays the expenses of registration in the cities and it is contqnded that the additional expense would not be great enough to offset the merits of such a bill A bill will be introduced this week appropriationfor SuperIntendentcome to Frankfort to explain to the legislature the necessity for the crease This is one of the most wor thy charities to which the state cor tributes and hundreds of poor chil dren are cared for and provided with good homes in respectable familie every year formpfLieutenantinto the chamber and was given a most flattering reception in fact it amounted to an ovation and Colonel Tome was much affected by it He made one o his characteristic humor ous speeches and said he knew of but one story V it fitted the occasion He said In a certain community in an theennnounced at the church for the bride tobe to ft in tin lap aTth rooTnto be the first night he ca3 On one oc casion a small nan was erragid to a twohundredpound girl After the en gagement was announced he called on her and according to the custom sha sat in his lap He never complained but along abQut 11 oclock she sud denly asked Why George dear repliedAbout bythIsThorne He caused a big laugh when he said I am In favor of civil serv ice when Im in office but opposed to it when Im outiDo you have backache oc casionally or stitches in the side and sometimes do you feel all tired out without ambition and without energy If so your kid neys are out of order Take De Witts Kidney and Bladder Pills They promptly relieve backache weak back inflimation of the bladder and weak kidneys Sold by Chas C Davis FOT3KIFffYCUP bM KMfwys M Blwtfer Hlfte II M 3 4 3 2t 3V E9- L1 4 B AR G A I N St i aash Talks A n dTa K Loud 1 have a hne1ine of General Merchandise and ofcourse the old way of savings is passed but if you want a bargain In Shoes Hats Rubber Dress Goods Laces Embroideries anl Calicoes come now as everything is a bargain Cash must accompany your order Goods are cheaper than ever 4r- X Yours for trade xTc G T JOHNSON O K STORE Opposite CourtHouse H BARGAINSCS rx Y ti7W i l FV r In an opini rendered dy Com nissioner Prouty of the Inter sate C01U net e COmiuission Wed esday ii wns declared that where discrimination resuits from a ombination of State and an inter ete rate both established by theme canier the matter is not Aihdrawn from the jundiction of he Qotnmission by the fact that abe discrimination is produced by tn improper State tate II If a cough once get into your 0 gUm it acts oti even muscle and Ibre ot the body and makes yon ache all over It especially effect he intestines and makes you constipated so in order to get rid f a cold thoroughly and without delay you should no take any hing that will tend to constipate Kennedys Laxative Cough Srut icta upon the bowels and time drives the cold out of the system It contains no opiatesit ih pleasant to take and is highly recommended for children Sold y Chas C Davis- Announcement has ben made by W W Byrely Chairman of the Eleventh District Republican Con greSoual Committee that Caleb Powers in the event that he is granted a pardon by Governor Willson will be sent to Congress Druggist Takes His Own nsdisina The man who sells remedies for most daythethese remedies naturally comes to know the superior from the inferior and decideof course selects the one he ls heard opinioncoupled thatthethe field CityKansyears and when finally he himself began to hesitancyinPepsInNowhIghopinionofLexington goinionhe took Dr Caldwells Syrup Pepsin and hasbeen a well man ever anydrurgistwells Syrup Pepsin for obstinate constipation biliousnessdiarrheawhether tho disease is in an infant child woman ormanIttho best family laxative It is gentle and proprietorsguaranteeresults to be expected Usually onu or two doss will bring about a complete change for bottlebottle so you can seo what it will do for you tREE TESTThose witting to try Dr Ssrdo Pessln buy hoiefiyaddressln2remedy as to those soysymDtomsyet most for THEPUiiUC uctbearsFEPSMf SYRUP CO 11 Saidwail III iit14 lii Sold by CHAS C DAVISI or The first ballot for United States Senator taken in SC1tra e session resuited in a deadlock In the Huse J C W Bckhani recievcd fortyeight votes William O Brad ley fortyeight votes David w Baird one J N Kehoe one and Representative Lillard of Eovle county declined to vote Chris Mueller of Louisville voted for Mr Baird Virgil McKnifjht of Maysville voted lor Mr Kchoe Ii the Senate Bockhim received eighteen votes and Bra dley sixteen votes Senator J Wheeler Campbell of McCra ken county voted for Charles K Wheeler Senator H S McNutt of Louisville voted for John L Dodd Senator AlberICbarlton of Louisville Gen lohn B Chstletnin Senator Tabb of Hacdin county voted foi David H Smith Beckham re ceived a total of sixtysix votes four votes short of the numbe required to elect ICASTOFHAPoi Infants and Children The Kind You Have Always Bough IBears the of IdIFARM FOR sAIB1 sell my farm of 314 acres nee Conway and if sold at once wi offier to great bargains in ix 15 acres of the farm is perfectly len and 150 acres in a state of culti vation well watered good build ings including hart and otlu outbuilding convenient to sch ol post office and church and in OIM of the best neigh irho ds in the county A bargain for amy wan tins a first class farm Addre J A WOOD Jsie 4 h 3t0i Ky Kodol For- hidigestionGuarantee Coupon If after using twothirds of a Jroo bottle ofKodoi can honestly it Las not benefited you we villrefund your money Try andsinthe time of purchase If it fails to satisfy themeit and we will refund your money TownState Sign her Jut Thla Out Digests What YouEat SweetBFOR SALEFOUSC with two rooms and about 10 acres land north of Mt Vernonidec io 41 0 1J S ilJ1 I Hs 1n9Nn itt I Underwearjit x ItIftl4 11P I CHI ATT IfI f HIATT KENTUCKY f J rConvenience of the Savings Account 1l1auy persons keep their money here as a permanent inIivestment because the risk of loaning to individuals is avoid fl ed As an investment you can compute the net returns accu rately Small amounts may be added at any time A account offers a profitable means to realize on funds idle awaiting investment You may withdraw a savingsi entire amount at any time With a determination to rr are always welcome here Why not lend your money to the ft bank As borrowers we stand ready to receive such amounts i1 reguc QjTHE BANK INCORPORATEDg w MT VERNON KENTUCKY T k iDcc I=n1H nnn nnnnnnnnnnnn nHnnHnnnntntnnHH nnnt 1 flT VERNON DJISHET CD PRACTICAL g UNDERTAKERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND- EMBAL3IKRS 3Mt Vernon Ky 55 g COUCH MET ALIC CASKETS H Coffins and Robes 3= Licened Embalmer win have charge of that line of = S work for the company HS E Orders by wire promptly tilled Hearse sent to all points S A B FURHSH W H KRUECER 3 Pnone Proprietors f iUUUUiUiUUUiUlpUiUUiUUUttUUUUUiUUIUUUUUli S Nr J t MT VERNON SIGNAL I MT VERNON KY Jan 17 1908 79con up No 79 whewwant to Communicute with SIGNAL 79 0 v R R Co TIME TABLE 22 north 124 p m 24 north s oamj 23 south 124 pmj 21 South 1220 a m TAS LANDRUM Agent Phone No 58 Enteredat the M rrnnn iCy Postoffice as sca mdclius mail mutter PERSONAL a Victor Tate continues very sick Tush Jones is at home for a few daysMrs P P Singeton is reported very few- Booth Purcell of near town is reportedvery sick of pneumonia Mrs E S Albright is spending a few days with relatives at London Mrs Mary Anderson of Brod head was visiting friends here this weekMiss Emna Boone of Maywood is visiting her sister Mrs James Rick els- James Rick els section foreman is holdii g down a section near Leb anon Ky H J Mullis has been very sick for several days but we are glad t say is better at this time A B Furnish is spending this week with friends and relatives in Gallatin county Miss Rissie Williams has entered the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston A W Stewart has moved to his new home in Madison His post office is Silver Creek Angus McDonald is here spend ing a fewdays with his brother Prof James McDonald F Elmer Houk who is in Indiana r writes that he will be at home in a short time to make arrangements to mule his family there G M Ballard Tip Langford T J Niceley D M Singleton T J Hayes and Isaac Leger were the recipients Sunday ofa splendid dinner at the hospital home of Mr and Mrs D G Clark Henley V Bastin is at Middles boro superintending the construction of the long disttnce copper lines of the Kentucky Telephone and Telegraph Co Mr Bastin is recognizedas one of the best electricians in the State Mrs Sue Mulins was here for a few hours Wednesday closing a deal for two lots in Livingston recently purchased from F L Thompson Mrs Mullins will soon leave for an extended visi with relatives at Colorado Springs Colo LOCAL FOR SALEA good wagon and team L T WELCH Mt Vernon Ky I have for sale seveal good hous es and lots in Livingston Address Mrs Sue Mullins Livingston Ky NOTICE All persons indebted to the estate of Elizabeth Barnett dvctfsed will plnse calat iry cfiyc at once and adjust the same G M BALLARD Admr We have a class of teachers pre paring for county school examina tions Especial attention given to th thoroughness of this class Tuition in this class 2 Miss IDA MAY ARAMS BOARDING HOusEHa vin g moved to the E B Brown property on the corner of Old Main street and Poynter Avenue I am prepared to accommodate boarders both regular and transient MRS SUE BUTNER Mt Vernon Ky NOTICIII have on hand at a times flour and ship tuff from the John Riddle Roller Mill flour the best 2 60 per hundred shipstuff 146 per hundred delivered anywhere in town Jan 173t W H BROWN Phone 65 i Mt Vernon Ky FOR RENT House good ga den 6 or 7 acres of the best la for rent to some man with sm family Place located between Pine Rill and Sinks Plenty of work handy the year round jFq particulars call on J T MEADOWS Pine Hill Ky FOR SALE Rhode Island Red pullets aid cockerels Eggs in season Also Mallard duck eggs in season MRS VV J EDMISTON Crab Orchard Ky A BARGAINOne hundred acres of the old Joseph Woodall farm south west of Brodhead to be sold for a song Address Lock Box 37 Mt Vernon Ky 2t Mt Vernon hasthree private schools this winter Miss Ida May Adams at her fathers residence and Mr Felix Bowman and Miss Maranda McKenzie in the public school building The Brown Memorial will open Feb3rd The committeee in charge to raise money for pastor at Christian church reported yesterday that suf ficient money had been raised to call Rev Masters two Sundays out of the month instead of ore as at first planned Mr Sanford Coffey and Miss Bessie French the attractive daugli ter of Mr T French of Wildie were married last week The Rev 1M G Fish officiated We extend this splendid young couple our best wishes that their journey throug life may be one of endless joy and prosperity At eight oclock Sunday night the spirit of Mrs Lee McClure took its flight to the God who gave it For many mouths she had been a sufferer of that awful maL iy consumption Before her marriage she was Miss Lucy Mullins MullinsIhomeoThe ten day revival at the Baptist church conducted by Rev Mc Farlard closed Tuesday night He left on the afternoon train Wednesday for Livingston where he will be engaged for the next week Rev McFarland is a splen did talker and the more he is known the better he is liked He received very liheraicontributicn from Mt Vernon for missions Stockholders of the Bank of Mt Vernon held the annual electron of officers Tuesday when the following were re elected officers C C Williams President J T Adams Vice President W L Richards Cashier and A B Furnish Assist ant Cashier Directors Geo Live say S H Martin W L Richards A T Fish C C Williams Rod Perry and Dr P Benton NEW LAW AS TO NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTIONSAu order pro mulgated on December 4 denies to publishers the privilege of sending copies to subscribers as such after a specified term following the expiration of the subscription Hereafter publishers of weekly newspapers can not carry sub scribers in arrears for more than one year semiweeklies more than nine months triweekies longer than six months and dailies longer eachtviolation the publisher will be fixed one cent breach four ouncs Since the average newspaper weighs four ounces or less each paper sent to a subscriber in arrears fora longer period than indicated will cost the publisher one cent fine Our subscribers will see now that we are compelled to do something of a cash business and they will please govern themselves accordingly A plan for drawing trade to Mt Vernn n that las been successfully worked at other points would un doubtedly pro e to an advantage ort The plan is as follows An agreement was reached between all the merchants whereby they oi fered special salts on certain days each merchant selecting some spec ial line of goods upon which he made a lower price than usual Thus one dry goods house wool sell gloves at a special price whir another would offer bargans i dress goods One hardware mer chant would reduce the price on some article in his line laver 11line of business was and care taken that no conflict o curred Prizes were then offered to the farmer bringing in the bes wagon load of gram or the hand somest baby and the bargain da was extensively advertised in th namesrof specs at Thalle a t Eying manner and the merchants planTbeSeveral towns and we te no reason why it should not prove a success in Mt Vernon if i i e c 3 oeeoseeaeeeosooeoe0aeeaeeea- sy o o a e ft QQ cceeaec 3fj siHHi eCHI sop ootd aetif- eopg ClOt 0 reav oee 008 Lt 0 otra 08 oCi ii g ese 38 n tli wish that ao Bo el The Brand the price on free 09- QooI my trade to that these are each marked in plain figures and a number bear the mak a ers set label sleeve You deduct an w Ogc THI am a e- iG swellest of Neck g in the country 0W 001 ae3W109Q8e The records of daily sales of M Bullock the Hansford merchant shows that during the year 1907 cash 264200 produce i588- i17 charged on books 278908 total 701925 remaining on books 419 STRAYED Blue and white spotted heiter head mostly blue soon be two years old Has been gone since last July liberal reward her return or informa tion leading to her recovery R REAMS Ky FARM FOR SALE I offer for sale my farm of 103 acres one fourth mile west of Roundstone Station 45 acres in cultivation balance timber Good house and barn and well watered There is 30 acres bottom land and well set in grass It sold before April 1St will be sold a bargain Address W B SIGMON Wildie Ky George Fredericks Jr is suffering from a gun shot received in the a few days ago caused by his own The entire load from a shot gun entered his left wrist causing a yery serious wound and one which if it does not cause the loss of his left hand in all probability will be deprived of the use of that hand as about two inches ofone of the bones is entirely gone = d i yesterday morning and doubts are entertained inya hidclothecs His screams attracted his fathers attention who was in an adjoining room but be littlelfelloyw es and under clothes were entirely burned off Drs Southard Davis and were hurriedly and did allwithin their rower to the intense suffering The physi clans have some hope that the burn which ext ads from his hips to th tpof his head is not deep enoug to cause internal injuries j mz t y j r ef0f0v eeoeeoeeoeeeeeeaooeseamo3saiai Eeeaaeta a eemomat emomuailom00 P eneeee eOfiQilboQtyoaosGQeIfQetJa4i8 e IC 0W 1Glefe Ur lgase 9 0 CLOTHING SALE g I a want to clear Out allm3 Winter Clothing to make room for my new Springstock Whichwill soon be on the road and in order to clear this department I offer a 20 per cent extra purchase privilege on all purchases made during the next 30 days For example IIwillchase a pair of Shoe a Hat Furnishing or whatever you in my store for I want to clear out my entire Fall and Winter Clothing Stockand run therefore making this This is indeeda valuable opportunity which no man should overlook Come early and get choice selection of SHIELD BRAND truly tailored clothes and receive a pair of 2 or 3 shoes hat etc free of charge 0 eoelOaOO SUITS OR OVERCOATSe9- oe genuine Shield with the sleevegarments you receive 2 credit e oo ask remember genuine values e o garment of them pJice on the simply JO per cent 60dsnowing the line wear 8 ooeeoeooemseooeeeooooasooeooav for J Orlando wound arm carelessness andaned seangrave s dre Bang summoned goods amount offer lCANJBEBEArand iEr9336lAEECA Jtaiaai aefitleeC0IIoooeeooeaoaoosoat oo a t8 oagoogaoQcOOOO005oooeoo0oe NEW PHONES G T Johnson phoneNophone no 112 moved to Mrs Butners boarding house at no 400 corner East Old Main and Poynter Avenue Isaac A Bowman residence i34 miles on Crab Orchard road phone no 57S Some two weeks ago a suit case was lost off the evening stage from Burnside and found lying in the road near Steubenville the next day empty soar Saturday eveS ning when the stage arrived here it was found that Commonwealth Attorney B J Bethurums suit case was missing and Sunday night two suit cases belonging to Miss Lula Cochran Judge W L Brown London were missing A search was made Monday and the cases were found near Steubenville Judge Brownsand MrBetburunAs being empty and a part of Miss Cochrans gone Henry and Chas Sieveus and Ab Robinson fiver e arrested for the theft and were brought here and placed in jail their examuing trial was held Tuesday before Judge Kennedy Wayne County Outlook CEDARVILLE KY The deepest snow this winter fell Monday Measles is in ful blast in this vicinityJ A Smith family are all down with measles His wife is very low not expected to recoverG W Deckers family is down with measles T C Decker is very low with measles Dr Walker Owens is riding da and night doctoring measles Wil son Chandler is some better He has been confined nine days with with measles There are 30 cases of measles in this part now more expected Cleveland Min visitingbiSwidow of Robert Cooper d edat her home on Line creek Saturday morning Jan ii and was iaid to rest in the family burying ground = She eaves several children and a losea mother and friendT IO 0 F Lodge No z9i of Pongo is building hall which thy tveatherboardedb1000 Gl IMAKE IT YOURSELF ITheTe is so much Rheumatism there in onr neighborhood now that the following advice by an emiuent authority who writes for dailyIsuffer Get from any good pharmacy onehalf ounce Fluid Extract Dandelion one ounce Kargon three ounces of Compoun- Syrup Sarsaparilla Shake these well in a bottle and take in tea spoonful doses after each meal and at bedtime also drink plenty o good water It is claimed that there are few victime of this dread and tortious disease who will fail to find read relief in this simple home mac mixture and in most cases a per manent cure is the result This simple recipe is said to trengthFn and cleanse the elimina tine tissue of the Kiddeys so that they can filter and strain from the blood and system the poisons acids and waste matter which cause not only Rheumatism but numerous other diseases Every man or woman here who feels that their kidneys are not healthy and active or who suffers from any urinary hesil itsis certain to do much good and youmuchfrom much misery and suffering after while Our home druggists say they ingredientsyor mix n to take if our readers ask them CLAYTONk Watchmakerand 8 Bargains in Second Hand Watches KYheO A ffi a C3 fit 2 A Il1ear1S the A Batt IShQoo E petltorsBecause III Slar fad SnOBS Are Better 1ees 0ee as 9G9W4100 98 3a9J099f7ti99ia eeeemaees e 1 oooenooeoveoaoeoeoooseoeeee V GOATS AND FARMERS The average farmer looks upon the goat as a nuisance but we doubt if there is a farm in this county but what needy a flock of goats and this necessity is so great that it is strange the farmers do not keep them A little observa lion and experience would convince any man that the goat is the most valuable asset and pays the best of any farm animal A dozen years ago we puts or lo landdso thick that a person ould get throughwith great difficulty InI lhree years the land was free brierfseen years have passed since the goats were put into other fields and there are no brjers or bushes showing up yet and the field has Theyeup and kill them out and no farmer can get rid of filth at onetenth the cst that he can by using goats What it cost him to have one crop would give him a nice flock or goats that would do the work that plows scythes and hoes fail to do It costs rothing to keep the goats Give them a sage field with brier and bushes for a change and they will come out of the winter sleek and fat Any fence 4 feet highwith a wire on top will hold them They do not jump over a fence but they climb over and the wire preveuts their climbing They eat but little grass when they can get briers and busher aud we have hada flock of 15 to ran in acorn field the entire summer and they destroyed but little green corn but after frost they eat the dry corn The goat will live well where any other ani mal would starve to death We have not said anything about its value as a food But goat meat costs less and is superior in the judgement of many to any meat product of the farmer greatII COLLI7L JA ELI IISfflEID IIJI 11r V VV VVVVV V t ITS A ISK To buy ctothes from a general appearance stand point as all suits even the poorest grades look good before they are worn y ITS SAFB To buy clothing with the Shield label as shown above attached to collar The retai 1 price is also attached to coat sleeve r ITS GUARANTEED FOR SALE Br Je A OLIVER Livingston Ky Vti 2 Nr u u 1 oo i Most people know that if they have r been sick they need Scott s Emtit 6efi sloe to bring back health and strength ti oBut the strongest point about Scott s 0 Emulsion is that you dont have to beg sick to get results from it fd gA It keeps up the athletes strength puts fat p on thin people makes a fretful baby happy eSa obrings color to a pale girls cheeks and pre iivents coughs colds and consumption io 1 Food in concentrated form for sick and 4 well young and old rich and poor gAndit contains no drugs and no alcohol oALL DRUGGISTS 50c AND 1- 00METROPOLVTMv O OO 909 9 9 9 THE BEST PLACErKCASTLE TO BUY Drug ccotpaintp Oiland Patent Medieinc Prop seases of Children A Spec n afg 8 C DAVIS PHNE No 53 MAIN STREET MT YERNON IO PK3 3 IIiIBrodhead 1I Vy 11 + R FLORIDA AND NEW ORLEANS VIA QUEEN CRESGEt I fInFor and lict of address H ClrIlW C P T A 111 St ton Ky t THEWORtDS GREATESTSEWnm MACHINE rIln El VI iIfy RotaryShuttleScwlug ilnchlno write to THE HEW HOt SEWI110 MACKIHE COMPANY Orarge Mz ss Alanr sewineraachnes are wade to sellreeardless of but the New k made to wear Our never nms out Sold by authorized dealers UNDERTAKER r I have just return ed from the city where I purchased full and complete line of Coffins Caskets itnd 1 3v1 Our line of Couch 7Cr Caskets is unPicelled Hearse sent to of the county All ordeI by wire Tilled sj VI A Xr rJil V Phone J LINE Coffins Caskets and Robes All Mail or Telephone orders lFilled r JVL vL Jvt JVL rt w t IVnnOUT CHA GE I oi72J 6 ROUTE W information hotels D Msia Leh quality lloiiic guaranty only all parts promply rA Vernon 97 COMPLETE Telegraph Promptly Cs aCu3 4oF P A PROMPT EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR ALL FORMS OF EATSHourslglaKldtloy Knsf red Diseases = GIVES QUICK RELIEF IApplied externally it affords almost in fj slant relief from pain white permanent results are being effected by taking it in ternally purifying the blood dissolving B the poisonous substance and removing it r from the system 5 DR S D BLAND m or Brewton Ga writes yearswltbLumbago Si legs end tried all the remedies that could Isgather from medical works and also conceite- dwlthanumberorthebestpb t that gave the relief obtained from pracUcaforrbeumsthm DRC L GATES Hancock Minn writes if weakbackeancedbycould not stand on her feet The moment tbe put her pains I reaatoendherawithbDItOY9andtodn- ychernnsaroandas c well and happy as can be prescribe 5DROPS for my patients and use it in my practice FREEIf you are suffering with Rheumatism KidneyIus for a trial bottle of 5DROPS- PURELY VEGETABLE gcocaineand other similar ingredients Lurgo slat Bottle 5DKOP8SOODoscrt tti9100 For Sate by lfrurasta K g SVAHSON 3 Pept45 114LakeStrccthlcaraa 7 AGENTS VhNTEnTo tat orders for householdroil t an medical Preparations cn com mission We prepayfreight an express Write for terms R D McColloni Co Rich mot d Ky 1 LEYSWON1 Yu1rAIG1tt s Cv4da Pnu tsP fiqlRO MoUrn CASJlWt KEN in the Matter of Trouble Willi t Tax System A Tax Commission Has Just ldeaI Report IInMissouri has been laboring under a difficulty in its tax system nearly exactly similar to that of Kentucky AItax commission has been at work jlissouri and in li9e with the tax cornS oiissions of other progressive states it has found no solution of the difficulties- f the situation short of a constitu tonal amendment that will give the rrislature greater liberty in denlinr with the question but it also points ant that such an amendment is chiefly desirable because it will lead to snpa ation of the sources of state revenue from the sources of county revenue The comments of the Missouri tax commission are so pertinent to the situation in Kentucky that the followi lug extracts will be found of We all agreed that the first step ii any tax reform is the separation of the sources of state and local revenue This change would not require the exemption of any class of property from taxation The proposed change may be effected by the adoption of t single constitutional amendment The general features of this sepa ration of the sources of state and local revenues may be briefly summarized The state would discontinue the levy of a general property tax upon the real and personal property of the state leaving the assessment and collection of this tax to the coun ties and municipalities for local pur poses This would make a saving of the large expense incident to the present dual system It would alo dispense with the work of the State Board of Equalization connected with the attempted equalizatIon of assess merits of real and personal property among the counties of the state The state would thereafter derm its revenue through its inherent gen pml power of taxation upon genera subjects of taxation as by liceiws corporation taxes inspection fees and such other forms of taxation as the general assembly may determine The different rates of assessment in the different counties enforced by tin different demands for local revenue would no longer produce inequality ii taxfition with reference to the staf lax The remedy proposed is in out opinion the only effective remedy Kach community could fix its own rate of valuation as its cal needs ma require without subjecting its citizen to the injustice of being compelled lo pay an undue share of state taxation There is now a certain kind of house rule in taxation which consists in the variation of the rates of assess merit upon wronerty according to the Meal needs of the community centric counties paying taxes on 70 or 80 per rent of the real value of property and nr tiers only 20 or 30 pet cent The report of the Tax Commission of 1U03 says II is in the bounds of trutirtosay hal no two counties of the state have the same rule her the assessment of all classes of property aril generally speaking there is absolutely no uni tumult y ns to the proportion of the cash value taken as a basis ot the assessed value Koine counties value real estate so far as our reports show aa low as per cent of its selling price while others have 90 per cent basis Sum assess real erat tt rrp- er cent curl tangible personal property at 50 rev cent The commission concluded that there was an absolute want of equality In taxation This inequality can not be reme died by the State Board of Equaliza lion for the obvious reason that the high rate of assessment In certain counties Including the city of St Louis is enforced by the pressing de mand for revenue for local require merits The board can not raise the assessments of the counties which make a low valuation as that would he imposing an unnecessary burden upon those communities We see no remedy for this existing Inequality and resulting injustice ex cept In the separation of the sources of state and local revenue Under the plan proposed the state would retairrSTTof its Inherent powers fir raxatlon except us to the gent rh property tax upon real and personal property which would be assessed arid collected by countir and cHks for local purposes The state now levies a tax upon Insurance companies dramshops express companies sundry corporations license and Inspec tiontaxes and a collateral inheritance lax What other forms bt taxation may be adopted will be for the Gn oral Assembly in Its discretion to d3 termine The system proposed re quires no ctange in the existing limi tations upon the tax rates of the counties cities and school di trlctc The change iecrmrr fn1rf 1Sno modification J the rvHlrdvrjt FT sesslng the property ctIirroaci3 end other public service corporations by the State Board of Equalization That system is statutory and ItLontinu ance or modification is subject to the control of the General Assembly Should the present system be contin ued whereby the assessed valuation made by the state board is appor Cloned to the counties the General Assembly should continue the present state tax upon such valuation and provide for Its direct payment into the state treasury WHY COLDS ARE DJ NGEROU if you would be immune from iisease keep the system htb Each successive cold weakens the ionsdcuredsystem to its normal condihon For sale by Chas C Davis Witts id eyandlihliderPills FOR BACKACHE = fr J TffnUDf I the Cough g This isone reason why Ayers Cherry Pectoral is so yams jblein consumption It stops the wear and tear of useless coughing But it does mo- reiit controls the inflammation the fever soothes heals Ask your doctor about this t qSolda I A bYJ dyer Iiowflll Man Also nunufaeturors of b lJe1 S SARSAPARILLAI jubHshf3 Hasten recovery keeping tho bowels regular wstn Ayers Pills n r I r F fiG i ai j The Midwinter Term Which is tlrush term opens January 21 Do you want to le a working unit in the Hvliest most ambitious enthusiastic and professional body of teachers evej gathered togethei for study in Eastern Kentucky If so see your County Superin tendant now about an appointment to free tuition if YOU hnt rut already done so and write t the President of the E K S N S lor a catalog felling him wha tucies you desire Address R N Roark- Richmond Ky I A CURE FOR MISERY I have frutda cure for the misery malaria poison produces sovsRM James of Louetlen S C Its called Electric Bitter an comes in 50 cent bottles Jt breaks up a case of chill or a bilious attack in almost no time and it puts yellow jaundice clear ant couimisrim This grea toni uiediciue and blond pnrifiei gives quick relief in all ttomacl liver atidkidnty complaints am the misery of lame hack Solr under guarantee at Chs C Duvij drug store toot Vernon Monar sit WORKS M anuacturer of 10 DEALER in Marbles and Granite Monuments ofall kinds Estimates furnisliec- on application 2 Y s iM b ffy rt lA arvs1 GP mmtlrencc I 1IirfoNAR1 IpcH iiifCINCINNATI O desifcs cl Iran Fence sbonn our csa loas Lox rIce wl cerbe jog Can sad sse w E1 ALSO AGENT TOR Stewarts Iron Fences GEORGE OWENS Propr c AROi1vvs I PATFITERAND PAPERHABBEF WALL PAPER ROOM- MOULDINGS ETC Let us mean placingi on work before your order All Work utranteed i j R B Itt n HEAD E R Gentry began a elect school last Monday with 45 jturo ed Miss Hayes has returned to her home in Garratd aunty after spending few days here the one t of her cousin Xir John Sigmon Miss Maud Wa1 son isa charm 11theMrs H H Butchtiou have reI turned front a several des s n with Mr and Mis M F tjMt Vt ruoa Miss Eliza PiM1as Ttl1 md trtil a three davs visit jo klra Co a Griffin on Ren fro s ve k J F Watson wilt uuii oe u stalled in his new thug s ore b Main street and it be a this gtbeauty too Wocdard OVtn a hme for a few days trout Cor n Messrs Jets and Lum Pike spent a few days hyie this week the gutsts ol their brother Rev A J PikcDr W F Carter is locaied in his new office iu the 0 H Frith building Miss Katie Cass was Uvuh hotuefolUs last Saturday and Sunday Dr O O Stone was in Crab Orchard doing dental work Tues day and Wednesday Miss jewel pretty daughter of lrand Mrs F Francisco has returned fron a x weeks visit to Paris rand VII iiarnsburg Mrs E Spraule and children of Pei is are hre fur two vetKf the guests of her many riends and relatives tiVATT1Da farm hands at trace Apply to O A FRITH Bred head Ky RANK FOOLISHNESS When attacked by a cough or a coldor when your throat is sore it is rank ioohshness to take any Kingstitildride ot Empire Ga I have led New Ditcoyery seven years end I know it is the best remedy n earth fur coughs and colds group and all throat and lung roubles My children are subject co croup but New Discovery quickly cures every attack Known the world over as the King if throat and lung remedies told under guarantee at Chas C Davis drug store Luc and 100 Trial bottle free WFIY SUITER FROM- RHEUMATISM Do you know that rheumatic ains can be relieAed If you ioubt this just try one application It Chaujforriaius Pain Satin It nay not give YOU relief frou pain not will nirtke restand sleep possib and that certainly means a rent denl to am one affl cted with henmaism For Bale by Ghas Davis R W DYHC 95 N T I S T MT VERNON KY Office in ld brier uppc site Courthouse All Work Guaranteed Satisf c t y Crovn and Bridge Work a Specialty tQrble VVor k BOD11YGranite at d Marble Monuments bypFRANCISCO Also Agents for Iron Fence- D n ALBRIGHT Aianasci RSIM LMYJ IentistMt Vernon K3 f Fit iSsJ OFFICE At residence on OIo Main St known as the C C Hams residence WilI PHONE No 7 2C YvilllamsAT- TORNEYATLAW 011Theto collections J Phone No 80 e1ltcc P CLARY UndertakerV Embalmer Complete LINE of Caskets II Robes c Orders by Telephone attend ell promptly Staacford Ky 46J = A lE Iia I d1 itJ4i1I IA re iui Pie hat ef gels siniitaEir cuia 4 j11f j fal i1eiler ra1IlsarxclGLlZb ztl2HLYl1R- Ilrr rV1Ir ST- tnaiI act fq 11AdfAd bhl r f t du e Iifjlt nnr Aperfecl Remedy riFilc SmIC Stnaturc or IIIL Uil ILitZiP xM =L 1 j U 1f7nDtA I Infants children The Kh d YLu liitJays HaveI Bears the I 19natl1re of 11 J n- Use IIIf fE il t1g d T i1 rILI r 11 IA rn NW s= I U 6 XT f X r r jY l ccc TheNevv Store i VrJt 1f fort GrapcnutsffPine Apples Cocoa Table J d Figs Raisons Shreaded Wheat EVil 1i j Bakedfkinds I v All goods delivered in town hen i 56IaW H CARMCAL Next door to Bank of Ml Vernon COiQ Mt Vernon Car ctry J n K v tifJ nr j l f s iJOMAS McKEFMZYE- wer ia W You cant afford to miss the old reliable StoreMfor your SPRING and S UMMEll Goods Staple and Fancy Notions If carry shoddy secondhand auction only the best such as we can con r f IYc recommend to our customers and see us when in need ofanything Phone No 83 McKb int ft I Oeraiioi writesIstand straight I pain in my back and profuseDoctorsI taking around Can now do my housework and am in splendid health Cardui is a pure vegetable medicinal essence especially to cure womens diseases It regulateslpleasant and re remedy for all Isafe women In suc use for over 70 Try it Pot and rl S ar t you Dry no had adapted Free The IAt Every Drug Store in X100 Bottles I IWINEOf IWrl CARDU1j