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THE HICKMAN COURIER
YAITING AT THE DOOR FOR STATEHOOD
ROUND ABOUT THE STATE
Cover. Wsttsrn Kentucky Llks the Dsw'
W. OsSPXER nnd J. 0. SEXTON,
r Edltori and Proprietors.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
cash im advance.
Entered at tba Hickman, Kentucky,
postofflce as second-class mall matter.
Shake-TJp of Presidential Appointees
Augusta, Ga. President-elect Taft has
derided to discontinue In his adminis
tration the referee system of distribut
Ins federal patronage in the South.
This step in his efforts to spread lie
publican Inn in (he .Southern State lias
been prosged by hi peeehcs since ho
rniiiu to Aisgustj,'nsid now the men uho
hare talked with him cm the subject
mv hit mind in fully rnnde up.
I'ndcr the operation 6f the referee sy
tcm two or three men In oath State
have constituted themselves a committee
to decide who should get the federal nv
pomtnrrnts in their commonwealth
On ing to the political remoteness of the
South the government at Washington
has been aivustomcd to take these men's
recommendation ns final and conclusive
and to make the appointments accord
ing to their recommendations.
What npency Mr. Tnft will use to
take the place, of the referees cannot be
stated at this time.
PACIFIC COAST UNPROTECTED
General Staff Makes Sensational Re
port to Congress.
Washington. The California coast Is
at the mercy of n foreign foe, nccord
Ing to the report niada to Congress by
the army general staff. No more con
vincing indorsement of the appeal for
the Jwittleship fleet to Pacific waters in
Ihis Jiyur of a crisis in our affairs with
Japan could tare been forthcoming.
Japan is not named in this report of
the general staff, which primarily has
to do with the defense of San Pedro
harbor. The omission of the names
makes what follows all the more sin
ister. It illustrates anew the- extreme
delicacy of the situation. Says this re
port and the point which it makes of
the absence of effective naval opposition
Is not to be overlooked:
"Recent study discloses the fact that,
assuming there was no effective naval
opposition, a certain Orietnal power
could within a month of the time its
hostile intentions began to he even
strongly suspected (a formal declaration
of war would no doubt come later, a
good deal later) land on our coast an"
'expedition of an estimated maximum of
about 100,000 men, and that such a
force could be augmented by the end of
two months to a total of possibly 300,
000. The rase with which San Pedro
harbor, unfortified, and through it the
entire Los 'Angeles country, could be
stiicd Is apparent."
NOT AFRAID TO GO TO JAIL
But an Appropriation of $12,000
for President's Autos.
Washington. The urcent deficiency
appropriation bill was passed by the
house Tuesday. The item of $12,000 for
tho purchase hnd maintenance of auto
mobiles for Die -use of the president
caused some discussion.
Representative Heflin. Alabama. r-ro-
posed adding an appropriation of $30,000
for the distribution of seeds bv the am-i-
cultural department. A point of order
gainst tins amendment was sustained.
This proceedings resulted in a debate
which Representatives Mann, Illinois.
and Tuwney, Minnesota, argued against
Representative Candler. Mississippi.
claimed that there was a deficiency in
me lunus lor the purchase of seeds avail
able for distribution.
Mr. Candler said that congress should
ippropriate, nroncv for seeds fur the
farmers rather than $12,000 for automo
biles for the president.
The bill was then passed.
Labor Men Will Not Take Sack One
Word Tittered About Judge.
Washington. "We have not asked and
will not ask for clemency, ond we hope
our friends will not urge us to pursue
such a course. Loving liberty as freo
men do ns we do it cannot be difficult
to appreciate what incarceration in a
prison would mean to us. To ask par
don would render useless all the trial
and sacrifices which our men of labor
and our friends in all walks of life have
endured that the rights and liberties of
our press might be restored.
Such a pardon would only leave the
whole caso in confusion and it would
have to be fought oxer ugain from the
This is some of the language used lu
a remarkable statement signed by Gymp
ers, Mitchell and Morrison, in the current
number of the American Fcderationist,
in formal protest against the action of
Justice Wright in sentencing; thorn to
imprisonment for contempt of court in
the Mucks Stove and Range case, Decem
JUDGES GET MORE SALARY
Circuit Judges to Receive $0,000
and District Judges $8,000.
Washington. A debate on the pro
priety of Iisoreiuing salaries of federal,
circuit and district judges consumed
nearly the entire time of the senate to
day, with the result that tho compensa
tions of the twenty-nine circuit judges
were increased from $7,000 to $0,000,
nnd that of tho St district judges from
$0,000 to $8,000.
Senator Jlorah, wh6 had offered amend
ments reducing the- increases of salary
recommended by the committee on ap
propriations, declared that tho action of
the senate In increasing the salary of
the president to $100,000 was a viola
tion of the spirit of the constitution and
would never have been taken before or
during the reovnt political campaign.
Nurse Clings to His Foot.
Cuicagp.In a, delirious frenty Jlike
Saimya, a patient at a Hammond (hid.)
hospital, tried to leap through an open
window on the fourth floor of the
building. Just as he reached tho win
dow, Sister llernardo, his nurse, caught
him by one foot. The man fell out
ward, but the sister braivd herself
BL'slnst the wall and successfully with
rtood the shock. She clung to the pa.
tlwit's fwt usttil rescuers arrived.
NO MONEY FOR GARDEN SEED
NO ANTI-JAP LAWS TO PASS
California Will Respect Wishes of
Sacramento, Cal. According to a
statement by Oov. Gillctt, there will be
no legislation against the Japanese at
this session of the legislature. The gov
ernor authorired the following:
After conferring with the leading
members of both branches of tho legis
lature, I am convinced that no legisla
tion directed against the Japanese will
be enacted. I am satisfied that the peo
ple of California, and particularly the
members of our legislature, appreciate
the efforts being made by the federal
government and the representatives of
Japan to slop immigration to this coun
try of Japanese laborers, skilled aud un
"There can be no doubt that the Jap
anese government Is acting absolutely in
good faith, in its endeavor to prevent its
people emigrating to pur country, aud In
my judgment it would be a serious miv
take while they are so doing to enact any
laws directed against the Japanese."
WATERS-PERCE NOT BROKE
Cross Earnings During Period of
Austin, Tex. While tho State of
Texas has secured a very large si-rdict
In getting upward of one million, six
hundred thousand dollars out of the Wa
tcrs-I'ierce Oil Company, the company
lias more than represented that amount
In its business receipts.
During the period of litigation, repre
senting some twenty-one months, the
company has retched approximately
three million dollars in gross earnings,
according to reports on file In the' State
comptroller's office. Taxes amounting
to about $00,000 are due on this, nnd
will have to be paid by the receiver.
That being done, hoirCver, the earning
of the company will still be suflUlent to
liquidate the court's judgment, pay op
erating expenses and lease a surplus
tnat will resert to the stockholders.-
SALARY INCREASE ALLOWED
JOHN.D. OPENS HIS TILL.
Gives Another Million to the Uni
versity of Chicago.
Chicago. John I). Rockefeller, Jr.,
ves out the news that his father had
given another $1,000,000 to Uses- Univer-
ty of Chicago, which ho founded with
coniriouison oi $3,uuu,uou in 1VJI.
This gift makes a total of $22,000,000
that the Stundard Oil magnate has given
to the great Institution of learning. In
addition to this, he has promised to give
$3 for every $1 raised elsewhere for tho
Harper Memorial Library, up to the
amount of $G00,00O. Dr. Thomas W.
Goodtpeed, auditor of the university, said
tonight that the $200,000 would be on
hand before tho end of the week, thus
inning another $000,000 from the unl-
ersity's good fairy in Jfcw York.
WILL HELP LIBERIA.
President Favors Sending Commission
ers to Assist Republic.
Washington. President Roosevelt has
transmitted to congress with his ap
proval a letter from Secretary of Stato
Root, asking that authority be git en for
the appointment of a commission to go
to Liberia and assist that republic in
strengthening its hold on the reins of
government. The president asks for an
pproprlation of $20,000 for the pay.
ment of the expenses of the commission.
PLAN UNIQUE TRAIN SERVICE.
Through Train to Run from Galveston
Fort Worth, Tex. It is announced
that the Hill interests will put on the
longest through train service in the
orld June 1, The train will run from
Galveston to Seattle direct, aud passen
gers will not bo required to chango cars
t any tlmo. The train will run over
the Texas and l'ecos Valley, Fort Worth
and Denver. Colorado aud Southern and
the Great Northern, The trip will likely
require Use days.
President Gets $100,000; Vice-Presi
dent and Speaker $10,000.
Washington. The salary of the presl-
dent of the United States was Tuesday
fixed at $100,000 per annum, so far as
tho senate could fix it, and salaries of
the id-president iind the speaker of
the house of representatives at $11,000
The salary of the chief justice of the
supreme court of the United States was
Increased from $13,000 to $15,000"'p?r
annum, aud those of associate justices
from $12,300 to $M,500. These changes
were made as amendments to the legis
lative, executive and judicial npprnpria
tion bills and after an extended debate.
Amendments allowing $5,000 to the vice-
president and the eakcr of the house
for horses and carriages were stricken
from the bill.
Senator Warren, in charge of the bill,
stated that the executive committee had
accepted the action of the senate Its fix
ing the salary of th" seaker at $15,000
as significant of its desire to give a sim
ilar salary to the vice-president, but they
did not take the view that the commit
tee's contention fasoring a salary of
$100,00 for the president was affected
ROOSEVELT TO PUSH LIBEL
Will Punish Those Connected With
Alleged Canal Scandal.
Washington. A story is afloat In the
esspltal tonight that President ItixHC
selt is on tise eve of abandoning, os at
least postponing indefinitely, his Afri
can hunting trip.
The chief reason . is the protveding
which has been started to punish Josvpls
1'ulitrer of the New York World, for
criminal libel in connection with the
Panama canal scandal. Sensational de
telopmcist in this caso Monday the ar
rival in Washington of Charles P. Tuft
and Douglas l'oblnsois to uppear before
the grand jury; a challenge of the presi
dent's right to proceed In the projto!
suit by Senator Raynor of Marylaisdt
use of the name of Vice-l'rissiderit Fair
banks as one of the inspires of the oiigl
mil publication of the scandal all thtn
served to throw doubt upon the possi
bility of the president's going to Af
rica and seeing the action through.
Horsewhips School Teacher.
Woodwunl, Okla. Mrs. M. ltaiup was
fined $10 aisd costs following her arrest
ou the charge of horsewhipping Miss
Fannie Stone, teacher of u rural isehool.
Tho reason gisen for the assault was
Miss Stone's refusal to accept Mrs.
Damp's 4-year-old child into Iter school
because of the child's age.
Decrease ( in Yellow Pine.
New Orleans. There was a decrease
of 20 per cent In the output of fellow
pine lumber during 1U0S as compared
with 1007, according to tho statistical
rejxsrt of Secretary Geo. K. Smith, pre
sented Tuesday at the convention of the
Yellow Pine Manufacturers' Association.
Tho convention' opened its first day's,
session hero shortly before noon. Sev
eral hundred delegates, a majority of
whom were from Texas, Louisiana, .Mis
sissippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida,
were in attendance.
Whnt Is Golntl on In Different
Sections of .Kentucky.
Wars on Contagions.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Orablse hns prepared a bulletin on
"Health nnd Disease," In which he
calls attention to tho prevalence nf
smallpox nnd typhoid fever, and ap
peals to nohool officials to co-operate
with him to prevent their spread.
Telephone Company Appeals.
Tho question whether or not It Is
necessary to file n pardon for an In
dlctmsnt In tho circuit court will be
tested In tho court of appeals by tho
Howling Green Homo Telephone1 Co.
which was fined ll.SOO for falling to
report to be assessed for taxes.
Troops To Act At Escort.
Charles E. Miner, representative of
Robert J Collier, of tho Lincoln Kami
association, had n conference with
Acting Gov. William II. Cos regard
Ing the furnishing of state troops for
patrol duty and a squad of cavalry to
act as escort for President Roosevelt
Will Ask Fee a Soeelal Hesrlno
The stato r.irlnc commission will
nsk for a special hearing In their suit
against the Latonla Jockey club to
prevent bookmaklng and test the anil
toolroom law. which prohibits all
rorms or gambling except tho ran
Tax on Capital Stock.
Distillers who take out a wholesale
liquor dealer's license are required to
pay d tax of 30 cents on each $1,000
of their authorized stock, represented
by property owned nnd business;
transacted In this state. Is the opinion
of Assistant Atty.-Gcn. Locked.
Much Surprise Expressed.
Much surprise ts expressed at tho
action of the Lincoln centenary com
mlttee In deciding that tho "popuhr
demonstration" should be In May,
when Mr. Toft visits the Lincoln
farm. Instead of In February, at the
dedication by President Roosevelt.
Inspector Thatcher Makes Report,
Stato Inspector and Examiner
Thatcher submitted reports of circuit
clerk's office of lxs;an county, I10S
delinquent, paid; Todd county, delln
quent $36. paid: Daviess county, de
linquent Hfil.XO. paid; Warren coun
ty, delinquent JCC.C0, paid.
Dank Sues To Reeover. v
A petition was filed In the federal
court here by tho Market National
Hank of Cincinnati seeking to recover
$11,500. with 11.100 credit, from the
Georgetown Water. Gas, Klectrlc anil
Power Co. Tho noto was given by
the treasurer of the company.
Lexington, Ky. Heavy rains
throughout tho mountains have
caused big rises In tho Kentucky,
Cumberland and Dig Sandy rivers,
This Is the first big tide of the winter
and thousands of logs are running In
tho Kentucky river at Jackson. John
W. Atkins was drowned while trying
to dislodge n log drift.
Lexington. Ky. Tho first thorough
bred foal of the year nt John B. Mad
den's Hamburg Place Is n bay ctslt by
the young English stallion Tho Scribe,
out of the famous black mare Imp, the
queen of tho turf In her day and still
the pride of Ohio, she having been
raced by Uncle Dan Harness and Chtsr-
Glasgow, Ky. A broom factory Is
tho latest now entcrprlso for Horse
Cave. Ky. The .factory has already
been Installed and tho output will be
large and equal to any city. Tho peo
ple of the adjoining counties will on
courage the now enterprise, as It 1
ono long needed by tho people
throughout this section.
Loulsvlle. Ky. On February 1C, 17
ami 18 the stato convention of the
Anti-Saloon league wilt be held, nnd
nearly 1,000 tempernnco advocates
from every county In tho state wilt be
here. National leaders of the move
ment will uttend. It Is understood
that n resolution will bo offered and
adopted calling on Gov. Wlllson to
call an extra session of the general
assembly to pass a uniform county
Paducnh, Ky. Although every ef
fort was made to keep tho matter
quiet, It was reported that Hiram
Smcdley, county clerk of McCracken
county, was Indicted by tho grand
jury for his alleged falluro to account
for public monoy. Suit was also en
tered In tho circuit court against him
by Will Husbands, revenue agent for
tho county, to recover from him or
tho Tltlo Guaranty and Trust Co.. of
Scranton, Pa., on his bond, $3,270. tr..
Nowcastlo, Ky. An attachment suit
filed In tho Henry circuit court horo
by C. A. Caldwell, tho Kmlnenco mer
chant, Against his wife, Jano Parks
Caldwell, brings before Circuit Judge
Charles Marshall the first petition
arising from what has been clubbed
"i ho trial marriage." Caldwell is now
suing In an effort to attach funds In
his wife's name said to bo In tho
Farmers' and Drovers' bank at Knit
nonce, Ky., charging that Mrs. Cald
well has taken possession of a diamond
ring and two pins belonging to hlin
and i alued at $185 In the aggregate.
Lotilsvllf!, Ky. At n meeting of tho
I'nlon Tobacco Society, which will
bt held here on January 21, steps will
bo taken to outline the ixillcy of this
central governing body for nil tobacco
Louisville, Ky. An Increase of $113,.
!70 In the estimated operating reve
nues of tho I-oiilsville Nashville rail
road Is shown by comparative statis
tics Issued by Comptroller Chat. Har
den. Tho total gain for the first two
weeks of tho month la $139,230.
Owentboro Ky. T. Sidney Ander
son, president of tho Daviess County
Hsnk nnd Trust Co., was convicted of
swearing falsely to a statement as to
the condition nf his Institution and
sentenced to threo years In the peni
tentiary. Motion for new trial was
Newport. Ky. Tho Cincinnati fins
Transportation Co. was made tho de
fendant in another Injunction suit In
Newport (Ky.) circuit court to prevent
the construction of tho natural cat
pipe line, Tho plaintiff is lmls Park,
and the allegations aro similar to
those made In former tut.
Islington. Ky A sensation was
created here when It becamo known
that former State Senstor Charles J
lironston had filed In the Fayette cir
cuit oo'irt n etltlon for divorce from
his wife formerly Miss Hollo Wisdom
of Paducah, on tho ground of aban
Paducnh. Ky. In nr. amended pctl
Hon, reciting that the Planters' Pro
tective association Is no longer a mil
tunl pool, but a prlvato corporation
designed to acquire a monopoly ot the
dark tobacco trade, nnd that It Is In
solvent, additional charges of mis
management are made by Ix-o Wa!
tors, of this county, who Is suing for
a receiver for (he association.
Henderson. Kr. Tho Htommlnc
District association rioted two sales
whereby It sells to John II. Hodre.
Regie burer. 6.000.000 Mounds of to
bacco, and another million pounds to
the Gallaher Co.. IndenomlnsL at an
averagtj of 8 cents, looses delivery
from the waxon. This makes annrox-
traately 2S.000.000 pounds sold by the
association, leaving about 7.000.000
Lexington, Ky. Tho Ministers'
L'nton. numbering the pastors of the
several Protestant churches In Isling
ton, have launched a crusade against
what they term "unscrlptural divorce.
At their meeting they adopted a reso
lution announcing "that we will not
solomnlxe any marriage In which wo
know that either the bride or bride
groom has been divorced, except on
Honklnsvlllo Kr. A conference was
held here between representatives of
the Imtseiial Tobacco Co. ami tho So
ciety of Equity, looking to a sato of
the crop In this county controlled br
the organization. No agreement was
reachesL The crop controlled by this
organization In this county amounts to
about a million pounds. A hundred
thoutnnd pounds was told nt tsrlccs
ranging from 13.50 to $9.70.
Richmond. Ky.--County Attessor
Iloyd Wugers was probably fatally
and W. 1). Oldbam seriously woundid
In a duel with knives following n
gamo of car Us. Oldham Is one of tho
leading merchants of this city. Mr.
Wagers Is one of the most widely
known cattle buyors of this section of
(he stato ami Is a brother of ox-Sher-
Iff John Wagers, this city, and Am
brose Wagers, of Cincinnati.
I.exlnston. Ky. Tho annual meotlng
ot the stockholders of tho Kentucky
Trotting Horso Ilrrcders' association
was hold In the olllces of tho associa
tion, at the fair grounds, and old otii-
cent were re-elected, ns follows:
Richard S. atoll, president; Robert C.
Kstlll, first vice president: Horaro W.
Wilson, secretary; tho Uxlngtou CHy
National bank, treasurer; K V. Ilnrk-
ness. Jtihn R. Allen. Dr. J. R. Hagyard,
J. Will Btoll and Iuls Des Controls,
Ixmlsvllle, Ky. The Ijoulsvllle Clear
ing House association selected Oscur
Fonley as president. The other otll-
cers chosen aro: II. C. Wnlbeck. vlco
president; Isham Hrldges. manager;
P. Vlgllnl, II. C. Hodes and Jninerf H
Prown, committee on management, 3.
H. Llnd, W. II. NcthoTland, Oeorgo
Outlg, W. J. Thomas and II. C. Will-
bfcJc, commlttco on arbitration; J. O.
Leathers, L. O. Cox, 11. C. Rodes, L. ('.
Murray and Samuel Casstdy, commit
tee on supervision.
Louisville, Ky. Stato Inspector and
Examiner M. H. Thatcher, Col. J W.
McCulloch, of Owcnsboro, and other
members of Gov. Wlllson's staff com-
pleted nil arrangements for tho Jour
ney of tho COO or more Kentucky re
publicans who will attend tho Inaugu
ration of President-elect Taft.
Paducah, Ky. MaJ. White, formerly
a dry goods merchant here, died nt
lilrtnlngham, Ala., of pneumonia. Ha
was n traveling salesman for a New
York house. Tho burial will bo at
"ill Rlvo you a , J
pell fish." J " - oj
"That nln't fish"
"What Is It, then' '
Grows Only In Four Stit
tography, tho man."'.,
and In cortoln mfu , r "
Hons, Is produced . 7?
only four states ef h t 4 ,J
Igan, Ohio. Ponnsv u a . 1 V
Virginia. Last ,ars t . .
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Millions of suffinng f oVi-,,
In Dr. Mitchell's f.m u u i
blessing. Iloject lhotff.-it-to
tell a drug for your c .- 1- v-,,?
ell's Kyo 8alro Is a 1 - f, i,
remedy to bo nppllrj t Mas
cures without entering ro t eJJ
everywhere Prlco la c r's,"
Good Judge of Human Nitun,
vui- tsa caa ; f (,j
men's occupations, frca r. t-.,u
"Ves, Jones can Ho ra- r i(d
iccior ns lar as 110 can tts La.'
Detroit Ftco Prist.
For Headache Try Hleks' Cipu'n
Wbsther from CoMs, It 8 v
Nsrvous troubles, Itm , ,,T.J
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nt to Ufcv-KRtNts ttr..T.tij j sis
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by having It engraved ca Hi Im
ot his umbrella.
fii.i-s c;t"itr.ti in n th 11 tut.
I to II 4.) tr nvon ittsaJM be
A good detective tri;t !;ltcfU
anility as a shadow
Added iotlic Long List due
to This Famous Remedy.
CaHiden. NJ. "ItiswithPleici
that I add my testimonial to yea
already long list hoping that It em
Induce others to avail tlit rzvlrri A
this valiut: dk
headac'.es, raia b
mr back tsdrit
stand. Lt I
bio t ;";.iu
and mado ino feel like a new piticA
nnd it shall always havo trr r-i
Airs. W. P. yALrvriKE,
Avenue, Camden, I. J. , .
Gardiner, Me. ' 1 was a rrfitp
fcrcr from u fcrmlo di Is t
tor wild I would lmo r tit
lsosnltal for nn oter.-t' v I '."' 1 r
l'inkham's Vegetiblo C ur- Jc&
plctelr cured me in throe 1 '1 7
M its. 8. A. Williams, Jt. 1 . 1). o. K
Jiecauso your caso is ai'l" -tew,
doctors having; dona ycit t p&
do not contlnuo to t Jr 4j
Compoundn, trial It istrrcJyLsJtt
many cases of female J Riuj
Ilammation. ulceration, d -I .arc""
fibroid tumors. Irn-gulantlf j, priM
pains, backache, that Uir.-fcf
feollng, iudigctlon.dlzdr.'. ;s,p
vous prostration. It cc.-'s bat a tl
to try it, and tho result Is wjiD c
lions to many suffering tiaca.
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