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We Believe We Have...
THE BEST LINE OF
Dry Goods and Notions
We carry only reliable goods and sell at the closest possible margin.
We refund money on anything unsatisfactory bought from us.
Here are some special evidences of the ttuth of our claims.
The BeBt Gloves Made.
For the money, our patent
c'asp Puritan Kid gloves in all the
fashionable light and dark colors,
A remarkable value these
glace and changeable taffeta silks,
new shades, ti inches wide 59c. a
A large collection of handsome
plaid, stripe and brocade waist
silks 59c a yard.
Camel's Hair Cheviots.
A new skirting fabric 52 inches
wide, in navy blue and black
75c a yard.
Pure Glycerine Soap 5c a Cake.
ii pound bars of glycerine
soap JOc each.
BLACK VELVET HATS.
Whatever style of Millinery you prefer we ca n P'" you.We
nothing extra for fitting a correct hat.
study style and charge
?C" your of Pans and iNew
i.-. ,,- i. .nrir f diiilpH des trners
si jur pauciu uva ait i.w .
IME FOR FALL
Has command we ask ppy to give uaa call before attempting it.
New Carpets, Rugs, Curtains
Our Shoe Department
The materials now used in shoes for the youth, comprising vici kid,
box and kangaroo calf, certainly warrant the assertion that at no prior
time were the same facilities offered for artistically shoeing the glowing
generation, and prices so low.
50c buys line of child's kid shoes, sizes 5 to 8.
75c buys line of child's kid shoes, 8Js to 11.
75c buys line kangaroo calf shoes, 5 to 8.
75c buys line bright grain shoes, 5 to 8.
80c buys line bright grain shoes, SK to n.
$1.00 buys line bright grain shoes, 1 1 to 2.
gi.oo buys line kid or kangaroo calf, 8& to 1 1.
Si. 25 buys line kid or kangaroo calf, sizes 1 1 K to 2.
$1.50 buys line kid or calf, sizes ii to 8.
All of above are solid, good wearers.
See our general line for fall in all grades. You will like the goods
and the prices.
It might be well to look into our low shoe stock.for temporary use.
The prices are very low at this season of the year.
Rudy & Phillips
STILL IN THE LEAD!
WHITE FAWN FLOUR !
Hundreds of Testimonials
Tell of Its Merits
Me Biederman Grocery Company
HENRY MAMMBN, Jr.
A thoroughly equipped Book-making plant.
You need send nothing out of town.
I School Hose.
Cliildr.ns extra heavy weight
hose, hih spliced heel and toe,
size 7 to 10, J 5c a pair.
Our Ironclad Hermsdorf Hose
for hard wear, can't be equalled at
the price, 25c a pair.
A very pretty and servicable
material for wrappers and dressing
sacques, dark colors 8h cents.
Light and dark shades, an extra
value JOc a yard.
Fancy Braids and
For stylish dress trimings,
only 5, 8, 15 and 25c a yard.
Those who want perfection in every detail of the
costume. Stt ictly handsome cloth suits for less than
the materials alone would cost you. Some beauties
at $10, $15, and $25.
THE PAOUCAH DAILY SUN
Publlibed every afternoon, except
THE SUN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
F M.riRniR PnMISIKT
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r M nnr, W.P.Pxton R.W.Clamntt,
J. K. Williamson John J. Dorian.
OUlco: No. ill! Broadway.
Dally, per annum in advance $ 4.50
Dally, Six months " ' 2.25
Dally, One month, " " 40
Dally, per week 10 cents
Weekly, per annum in ad
Spccimon copies free
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 1898.
THE BOND QUESTION.
It looks very much to the unbiased
observer like the city of Faducah Is
'up against it," as the saying is. In
other words, she has a contract with
Roberts & Co., of New Tork, to sell
$100,000 of refunding bonds on December
1st, and has no legal right,
according to the city attorney, to re
fund tho bonds, All the present
muddle would have been obviated
had tho finance committee of the
council, elected by the people to rep
resent the people, given the matter
the proper investigation before it
blindly rushed into something there
is now every reason to believe it will
regret, and, in fact, that the entire
city will regret. For the council has
the fair fame, honor and dignity of
the city to maintain, and at the same
time must uphold and obey the law,
and it appears both cannot be carried
out to the letter In the present case.
It is to be heartily regretted that
matters have reached this unhappy
crisis. When the $100,000 bonds
now in controversy were first issued,
they wcro given and accepted in good
faith. There is no reason to believe
that there was any disposition on the
part of the council to deceive or do-fraud
the railroad company by inducing
it to accept invalid bonds, es
pecially as the city has regularly paid
the Interest on them ever since or
during a period of ten years.
The recent deal wita Roberta & Co.
resolves itself into an honest mistake
on both sides. Roberts & Co. did
not know the bonds were invalid
when they agreed to buy them, and
the council did not know it, or the
members could never have contracted
to sell them. Now that the mistake
has been discovered, tho only thing
to be done is to call it a draw. The
city has no legal right to refund the
bonds now, in face of the opinion
it they could, it cannot bo understood
what Roberta & Co. would
want with them, knowing that they
are illegal. The houso has its own
excellent credit and reputation to sustain
in the financial world, as well as
bos the city of Fadacah.
No one of intelligence will blame
the city, or charge it with dealing
unfairly. It can do nothing else but
decline to refund the bonds now,
and if Roberts & Co. should contest
the matter in law, it would only re-
suit in tne citys neing forced to an
action that had heretofore been
avoided, and that is, refusing to pay
either the original bonds or the Interest
WAI6 NOT PltOBABLE.
England and France are making
preparations that look most ominous ;
but it by no means follows that war
(s a certainty or even a possibility.
Great as is the power of France, no
persons know better than those at the
head of the French government what
the outcome of an Anglo-French
war would be. It is probable that
the English navy would settle tho re
suits in less time than the length of
the recent war with Spain. The
would not be so one-sided and
there would bo heavy losses on both
sides, but tho French navy would ul
timately be crushed by tho superior
strength of tho Rritish fleets.
Tho disastrous consequences to
France of a possible defeat are entirely
out of proportion to the issue
at stake. England will fight for she
sees the collapse of the fondest
dream of her statesmen for the past
generation if France be allowed to retain
ber hold on the Nile territory at
Fashoda. British pride and British
financial and territorial interests are
such that she cannot back down.
But with France it is merely a Ques
tion of pride. Tho appearance of
General Marchand and his handful of
followers at Fashoda was as much 0
a surprise to the French people as it
to tho Eoglisb. This being the
si 'atlon, it is more than probable
that tho statesmen of the two now
most belligerent nations will see that
the honor of both is maintained with
out the burning or powder or the
spilling of blood.
It thero was any intention last
night by referring the bond matter
to a citizens' committee, to shift
the responsibility of cancelling tho
contract on to the shoulders of private
citizens, it was entirely unneces
sary, as wen as unwurmy ui puuiiu
officials. The council has been In
formed by JU legal adviser ,M the
Illuminating Gas, $1,50 per Thousand Fuel Gas, $1.00 per Thousand
bonds can not bo legally refunded,
and a refusal to now refund them
would be the only thing left to do,
under the advice and opinion of the
city attorney, and no intelligent, fair
minded person could blame the coun
cil for following his suggestion. Ho
is the city's counsellor, and if bis
opinions cannot be concurred in Ij
the council, the council ought to get
somebody whose opinions can be concurred
in. It was stated In the meeting
last night, perhaps in mitigation
of the finance committee's failure to
consult the city attorney in this important
matter when it first came up,
that three prominent citizens had
been consulted by the committee before
it was decided to refund the
bonds, but the committee should have
remembered that it doesn't make any
difference how prominent a citizen
may be, it does not necessarily follow
that he knows anything about
law and the legality of such proceedings.
Private citizens have no voice
in ofllcial affairs. The lesson is
plain, and it is to be hoped that the
next year of the administration will
not be characterized by any such
foolish child's play as has been so
noticeable in the first year of lis
NOTICE ro PROPERTY OUTs.
All persons who own bridges across
gutters on improved sidewalks, are
hereby notified to iiavo same put in
good repair in such manner as not to
obstruct the free flow of water under
same, or all such will be taken up after
November 1, by the street inspector,
and hauled away in conformity
with tho provisions of an or
dinance governing such bridges.
James M. Lano, Mayor.
Take your horse to Dr. J. Will
Smith, at Glauber's stable, if it
needs the attention of a veterinary
surgeon. You may thus save a valuable
horse. Examination free. lOoG
For a few days only :
2 Fresh Rolled Herring 06
2 Fresh Milchncrs 06
Cheese, all kinds, per lb 14
100 bottle Heine's Ketchup. . , ,05
New Raisins, per lb , , . , .07 's
New Lemons, per doz ', ,20
24 lbs. good Flour 40
24 lbs. Patent Flour 60
Everything else at lowest price.
I. L. Randolph,
Tel. 8S. " " " J23 S. Second St.
Illuminating and Fuel Gas
TO THE CITIZENS OF PADTJCAH
Appreciating the fact that the citizens of Faducah are entitled to gas,
both for illuminating ami heating purposes at prices comparable to other
cities, I havo decided to Inaugurate a new schedule of prices to take effect
on and after November 1st.
The Introduction of lh famous WKLSUACH IIURNKU" ha revolutionized
illuminnlion the world over. With 2 li cubic feet of gas per
hour, a G4.candlo power light is produced, eclipsing In brilliancy electrical
The invention of the Gas Stove was the fulfillment of a good housekeeper's
desire. Labor-saving devices arc promptly sought for and grasped
by nun, and his loving should not bo overlooked when it comes
to a consideration of such matters.
In order that the citizens of Paducah may t&'sc advantage of the
and labor-saving devices, and ridding themselves of the
dangerous lamp, and still moro dnngerons gasoline stove, the price of gas
after November 1st will be as follows:
ILLUMINATING GAS per 1,000
FUEL GAS (i
A discount of 5 per cent, will be allowed on all bills amounting to
$1.00 and over, if paid on or before the Cth of each month, at the olllce of
For convenience we have arranged to have a centrally located olllce at
No. 120 Broadway, in the same room occupied by the American Express
Co., where we will have ondisplay the improved "WKLSUACH HUKNKU"
and several kinds of heating and cooking stoves.
Mr. John Cobb, who has been collector, will have charge of tho
Hroidway ofllcc, and Mr. Kdward Matt superintendent of tho works, eltho
of whom will take pleasure in explaining the workings of cither stove or
burner, guaranteeing prompt service and satisfaction in every Instance.
Works 321 North Third street.
. S.K. FOJflZIER,
Receiver of Paducah Gas Light Oo.
One Appointed Last Night to
Confer With Mr. Coffin
City Attorney LlRhtfoot Olvea It
M His Opinion That tho Bonds
Cnnnot Bo;Locully Refunded
nt All Very Knotty.
The city council met the citizens of
Paducah last night at the city hall
for the purpose of discussing tho refunding
of tho $100,000 in bonds
the city has contracted to furnish
Roberts & Co., of New York, on
Dec. 1. Mayor Lang presided, and
quite a crowd was in attendance.
Tho mayor stated that the object
of tho meeting was to hear expressions
from the taxpayers on the sub
ject, and stated that Mr. v.. K. Coffin,
of tho banking firm, was present.
Mr. Collin was nsked to address tho
meeting and responded by reviewing
the case relative to tho negotiations
which lead to the contract with the
city to sell 8115, 000 of refunding
bonds to Roberts & Co.
He read the resolution authorizing
the acceptance of the proposition of
Roberts & Co. Mr. Collin
nothincr In tho entire transaction was
done in the corner in secret.
Everything was open and nbovo
He said as to tho refcrenco to
bribery, he disliked to dignify it by
mention, but that his company did
not do business that way, and that
everybody knew the members of the
finance committee, and that they
were strictly honest men. That as
to Mr. Kattcrjobn's statement to'tlie
council Friday night, Mr. Kattcrjohn
and somebody else heard something
about thero being a chance to make
some money by buying tho bonds,!
but that Mr. kattcrjohn s attorney
advised him against it, and that thero
was nothing further dono.
He said that Roberts & Co. had
nothing to do with it. He said
further that Roberts & Co. held none
of tho bonds, never did hold any of
them, and were not Interested directly
or indirectly with tho old
bonds. Ho then referred to the al
leged illegality of the bonds, and
said the city could not afford to
tho bonds. It would reflect
on the city's foreign credit, as the
are giving wido publicity
to all tho curront talk, and with tho
remarkable facilities now afforded
for nows gathering, items are clipped
and repriutea in journals mat are
by fluanciers and money
ii .... $1,00
lenders. He suggested that a committee
of citizens conioscdof Messrs.
Geo. Langstaff, Jr., Jacob Weil, and
Ex-Mayor Yeiser, bo appointed as a
committee to meet with him and the
mayor and hear the whole case. He
said all tho gentlemen were pronounced
in their opposition to refunding
the bonds, hence it could
not bo said that the committee was
composed of his, friends.
Councilman Fowler moved that
the committee bo appointed.
It was moved that City Attorney
Llghtfoot be added to the committee,
but Mr. Llghtfoot, in a speech evincing
some sentiment because the
committee bad failed to con
sult him before making tho deal with
Roberts & Co., declined to act on tho
committee, and at the samo time antagonized
the appointment of
a committee of citizens, saying
that tho council would ultimately
have to pass on the question anyhow,
was the legal representatives of the
people, and amply oblo to do the
Capt. Fowler said the committee
had diseased tho matter with some
of the gentlemen beforo, and saw no
impropriety in having them consulted
again. He wanted the council to get
their views. Ho saw no reflection on
tho council by such action. '
Ex-Mayor Ycisor was recognized
and said ho thought other citizcus
present ought to be heard from. He
said ho was opposed to refunding
8100,000 straight 30 year bonds at
l'i cunts at a saving of only $250.
Ho didn't think ho could do justice
to wr. uomn as a. member or the
committee under the circumstances.
Mr. Elliott asked for tho opinion
of City Attorney Llghtfoot, and it
was read by Clerk Patterson. He
said his conclusion!), nllhough he had
never been olllciaily consulted in the
matter, were warrautcd, ho thought,
He alleged there were a number of
serious irregularities attending tho
election at which tho bonds were
voted. In brief, the present outstanding
bonds are illegal, for vari
ous reasons, and cannot bo refunded
at any price.
Mr. C. C. Ellis, of the Paducah
uanutng uo. saia mat since tue expression
of the city attorney, he saw
no use iu discussing the matter
Councilman Fowler asked ' Mr.
Ellis if he could see any harm In a
citizen's committeo confrering with M r
Cornn, to which Mr. &llfs said he
could see no good in it.
Mr. Coffin replied by urging that
the committee be appointed, saying
ho had selected a committee pronounced
In their opposition ta tho
issue of the bonds.
Mr. F, Kamlelter said he was con
vinced that the council was capable
of attending to Its own business. He
said that his chief objection to tho
proposed reiunuing bonus was
'that they were and tho
snring to the city would bo small.
Ho didn't think tho contract ths city
has with Roberts A Co. is binding,
until It was clinched by an ordinance
Mr. R. G Caldwell said he thought
Mr. LoQIn's suggestion to confer
with a committee of citizens a good
one, and was willing to abide by
whatever they suggested
Mr. Jns. E. Wilhelm.ofths Regis
ter, w. present and said he had heard
the two sides and thought from what
uc uu mat the city was up
agsinst a big thlug. That the city's
reputation might bo impaired by
breaking faith with Roberts & Co.,
and at the same time he didu't see,
under tho law quoted by City Attor
ney Llghtfoot, how tho city could
legidly refund bonds illegally issued.
As he said before, tho city had a
knotty question to deal with. That
the city had her reputation for
and fair dealing to maintain, yet
he di ln't sco how two illegal votes
could make one legal one That he
could not understand how tho city
could legally refund th illegal bond
no mutter whst the opinion of the
council and citizens might he.
Mr. James K. Robertson, of the
News, was culled, and said all who
read the News knew what bethought
Capt. Fowler spoke again in favoi
of the citizens' committee.
City Attorney Llghtfoot then in r
few wordt told the situation. He
said no matter whul a committee ol
either citizens or the council might
say, nothing In his opinion could be
issued in placo of those old bonds,
and he would bo compelled to give
tuat opinion under all conditions and
circumstances, under the law as he
Councilman Fowler told how he
laid tho matter before tlireo prominent
financiers beforo tho deal with
Roberts & Co., and they all thought
tho proposition was a good one. Ho
said if the war with Spain, then only
a possibility, had resulted dlfferontly
or lasted longer, the proposition
might havo been considered a good
one, but now the East is loaded with!
monoy seeking Investment. This
somewhat changed things.
Mr. Yelser said he thought all this
stuff about hurting city's credit
was sickly sentimentality all rot
That no one could charge him with
repudiation or trying to avoid n contract
or debt. Ho said If Roberts &
Co. had backed out tho city had no
way to get redress, as there was no
indemnifying bond. Ai.d If there
had been any danger of Roberts &
r .1... . . ... i. .i ...
ju. kchiuk hid norai oi ll me latter
would havo taken advantago of the
Mr Elliott said he didn't seo any
use in referring tho matter to a committee.
It looked like imposing on
The motion nus then nut, and car
ried by a voto of 1) to 3, Messrs, El
liott, Johnson and Smi'h vctlng
Oa motion the council adjourned, i
H. T. RIVERS
Ofllco Sixth and Broadway,
. ,. Offlco Hours:
O.to 10 a. m. 3loi p.m.
7:30 to 8:30 jj. m.
Tolophones 68 and 368.
DR. J. W. PENDLEY
; Offlco, 11 fl South Fifth Street.
ltoflldonco, 901 Tennessee stroet.
Office Telephone -HO; Residence 416
BB. KING BROOKS
120 North Fifth Street.
Tclephono Call 402.
DR. H. T. HESSIG
Office 418 Adams strest.
DELIA CALDWELL, M. D.
Offico and residence, 623 Broadway.
Office hours, 9 to 11 a.m., 3 to 4 p.m
Telephone No. 191.
Dr. J. E. COYLE
Physician and Surgeon
1522 Broad St.
Telephones: Office 378, Residence 432,
Residence 1110 South Fourth St.
DR. A. T, HUDSON
Office with Dr. Brooks. Telophono 45.
Renldunco 022 Broadway.
W. M. JANES
U ESTATE IKD MORTGAGE LOINS
btt mc to buy ttlt or
ruottitf c rnltjr,
OFFICE 82QK BROADWAY
V S. DABNEY,
Fifth and itroadnay.
DR. J. D. SMITH'S
lUiruUr hour for nffica rtk, T to la.
I to S p m. nd id 7S P-
Wbrn prtctlrtla cU ru Ij In. rather lb
nr tli cImh or tbr linurn
OSr od Nlalk, betwreu Urufelmr and J
KM4fnr corner Nlath and Jrtron. Tl.
HARRY F. WILLIAMSON, M.D.
T to 9 a, in., 1 to t p. h.
Otllce, No. 412 Broadway.
. O. H uibandt. S. U.Caldwell, Jr
HUSBANDS &, CALDWELL
ATTORNKVS AND COU.V3EM)RS AT LAW
1J7H South Fourth St., l'aducah, Kjr.
Will practice In all the courui or thU
Comtixrolal litigation and cat
In bankruptcy a ajwcUltjr.
GUI and Surplus, 9300,000
City National Bank,
OF PADUCAH, KY.
S. B, HUGHES, President.
C, E, RICHARDSON, Cashier.
Interest nald on time denoilv. a
cenoral Banking business transacted.
Depositors given overy accommodation
their acconnts and responsibility
Capital and Surplus, $305,000.00
Interest Paid on Time Deposits
Offices in second and third floors
Gko. O. Thompson, Pres.
Eu. L. Atkins, Cashier.
A. L. LAS8ITER
Successor to II. l, DAVIS
National Hank llulldlntr. Third Floor
Second Hand Goods
Illgbeat caih pricci paid by
WIIiMAM BOUOHNO & SON
x8 Court ttrett. We alto carry a line ol neir
furaltnre.atovca.raiiiica, etc. Call and i :et our
pucci ociorc Buying eiacwncre. Wi alto ez.
change new guoda (or old.
If You Want Your Laundry
Have It done by THE CHINESE
102 Broadway. Clothes called for
and returned promptly,
BAM HOP 8INQ A OO.
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