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THE HICKMAN COURIER
"Csrsrs Wsatsrn Ksntuckr Llk l" Dtw'
W. 0. 8PKEH and J. 0. SEXTON,
r Editors and Fropristors.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASH III ADVANCE.
Entered at the Hickman, Kentucky,
postofflce ai second-class mall matter,
WORK OF BOLL WEEVIL
CAUSES LOSS OF $20,000,000
ANNUALLY IN 80UIII.
Government Expert! Make Startling
Announcement Should Be De
stroyed in Winter Soason.
Washington. (iovcrninent experts In
the department of agriculture make the
startling announcement that tin' I-oll
weevil Is caiistlig a damage in the I'nltcd
States cacti war Ninotiiitipg to $iM,-
(.00,000. Tin dwrtment of agriculture
place that cstimiile upon the amount
of damage dnnr, and considers, moie
nvcr, that this amount will continue to
he lost for s8me tflAe nt lenst on e
(ftiint of the difficulties in control which
are encountered in the Aililiit Tl'
With a view to helping in the move
ment to destroy the Will weevil, which
Is one of the wont, if not the worst,
of the insect pests to invade the I'nltcd
Mutes, nnd which started in the cotton
liclds west of the Mississippi river, and
is steadily eating (ts way eastward, un
til it will probably reach the Atlantic
coat, the bureau of entomology of the
department has been studying the 1mII
weevil in his winter quarters.
It is found that winter is the most
critical season in the whole life history
of the boll weevil, nnd that to destroy
ten weevils in winter is mora imjiortant
than to destroy many thousands in sum1
mer. Most exhaustive studies of the
boll weevil in his winter quarters have
been made by experts. A vnt mass of
information about the habits of the boll
weevil and its hibernation or existence
through the winter has lieen collected,
CROSS FOR CONFEDERATES
Causes Spirited Discussion in Meet
in? of XT. D. C.
Houston, Te.xns. Croses of honor for
the living veterans of the Confederacy;
monuments for the dead ouch was the
sentiment expressed nnd voted most em
phatically by the I'nited Daughters of
the Confederacy in the third day s ses
slon of their national general convention
held in Houston. The strife tint devel
oped over this question proved to lie
the greatest of the contention, and may
be second only (o the election of the
general officers, which will be. the final
act of the convention.
The question of the award of crosses
of honor was precipitated by a motion
submitted by Miss Alice Hatter, of Geor
gia, who sought to hate the lines broad
ened -which were Toted nt the Atlanta
convention, and -which would give crossed
to the lineal descendants of the veteran
and to the relatives of those who fell
on the field of kittle. A motion wa
made by Mrs. Hattie Reynolds, of Ken
tucky, to provide crosses for collateral
descendant) of veterans, but this, too,
was voted down in the tightening of the
lines which will furnish crosses of honor
only to thoe of the grizzled u-tcrans
who have gone through the shock nf
Other than the settling of the vexing
questions of the crosses of honor, the
rejwrt by Mrs. I.. Kustacn Williams, of
Kentucky, the treasurer-general, showed
during the year the receipts were $7,
933.SJ, which,, deducting exienes, left
a balance on hand of $4,033.10.
WIN FIGHT ON TUBERCULOSIS
Fewer Death" Per 100,000 Than for
Washington. The great light against
tuberculosis is being won, according to
Chief Statistician Creasy L. Wilbur, of
the division of vital statistics, United
.States census bureau. In a bulletin is
sued Thursday he suys:
"A continued decline in the death rate
from it from year to jcar may be ex
icted." He says that the organization of many
state and lucul anti-tuberculosis socie
ties since the international congress on
tuberculosis nt Washington in 1003 has
helped to check the disease. The total
deaths from tuberculosis returned in
J903 was 70,389, exceeding thoio of any
previous year of registration, but the
death rate xr 100,000 for 100S is con
siderably less than that far 1007. In
ifll registration stages, the death from
tuberculosis showed u decline, except in
Colorado, lthode Inland and Vermont.
Mr. Wilbur notes ellagra as a dis
ease of increasing importance with S3
deaths recorded in WIS. This docs not
Include the bull; nf elugra deaths In the
South, from which no records ure re
ceived. HIGH PRICE FOR COTTON.
Dillard & Coffin Co. Sell a Large Lot at a
Memphis, Teim. Dillanl X Coffin Co.
sold Thursday slity-Ave bales of staple,
cotton ut the record price of twenty-live
rents per jwuud.. Of this lot llfty-four
bales were grown on one plantation, in
Hollvur county, .Mississippi, the remain
der being received from various point
in .Arkansas und .Mississippi. The aver
age price obtained on sale of 549 tales,
inado Thursday, wus twenty-one an J
one-eighth cents per jound.
THE HAPPY FAMILY
Oaron 8hlfusawa, tht "Harrlman of t ha Orient," Urflei an American-Japanese
AlUnce In the Interest of Trade.
FIGHT FREIGHT RATES
LEADINO SHIPPERS PROTEST
Movement Started by Adoption of
Resolution nt a Meeting
Cincinnati. That any proposed gen
eral advance In freight rates will dis
turb existing business conditions, nml
that such an advance is not justified nnd
will be vigorously contested by the lead-
ng shippers organizations of the coun
try, was the tenor of resolutions udopted
Tuesday nt a meeting of representative
shippers and other commercial organiza
tions from many mints of the country
held in the Sinto Hotel here. The day
was devoted to a discussion of the
freight situation, and it was determined
to at once Inaugurate n strong move
ment in opposition to the contemplated
advance in rates, a committee Wing cre
ated whose duty it stall be to propagate
a campaign of education of the public
on freight rates
Detachments From Army and Navy
Join in Celebration.
Yorktown, Vu. Quaint old Yorktown,
for the second time within the period of
its national fnine, TueUy. commemo
rated with fitting .ceremonies that glor-
t A t -f.l
iuu event in .sinoncun uisiqry wiui
which its 'name is' identified. 'Here A
laid one hundrevTaiul twenty-eight vears
ago the cornerstone of liberty on which
great, nation has been built..
Yorktown 'today is a villnt'e of less
than one hundred people. It ts as Though
a stage setting for that final drama of
the revolutionary war had Ix-en preserv
ed aa the actors left It a relic of anti
quity as well as a monument to Ameri
When the fact that Yorktown Is still
without railroad conmiuntcutimi is taken
into consideration, the attendance was
Upon every road for miles around were
to be seen ox cart ami automobiles all
lmund in the same direction nnd nil load
ed to rapacity.
To most people present' the 'exercises
were the least part of the celebration,
although there was a tuirade nf mounted
horsemen and horsewomen led by the
ort .Monroe band and tlie soldiers nml
sailors, then a parade nf the? school chil-
ren and nfterward public siiking from
grand stand erected In front of the hit-
uric old Nelson mansion.
USED INSANE MAN AS PEN
Officers Bellnvo They Have Theory
of Ilorrlble Crime.
St. Francisville, I J. This section is
excited over the arrest of Dr. K. C. Me-
Kowen, u prominent physician of Jack
son, La., and member of a noted family,
for tbo murder of K. IC Judsoii, u harm-
ess inmate of the insane asvluiu, whose
body wax found partially burned In a
brush pile near Wakefield. Dr. McKuwen
was under bond to appear in the federal
court for writing a scries of weird,
anonymous letters that have terrified
the people of all the Jackson neighlxir
hood for yeurs with their grevvsome
knowledge of family skeleton uml for
ming, twisting of circumstances to
wreck and ruin individuals and families.
The prosecuting officers ancrt that
their theory is that Judsoii was the
semi-idiot Instrument whom Dr. Me-
Kovven used as the pen to prlte the let-
ers, dictating to the man and letting
dm d6 the mailing and pending, und
that the near appioach of tho time for
the .Mi Kowen triul, together with ! mi-
son's rcstiveness ami growing fear, droto
Dr. Mclvuwen to the strangling of the
lunatic whom ho had used.
Confederate Daughters Meet.
Houkton, Texas. With that same
iiirit that niude possible the accomplish
ment of wondrous achievements during
the dreary days between 1801 and 1H05,
the women of the .Southland, who revere
the memories of the heroes, mm und
women of that period juuny of them
actual paitleipants in the scenes not
chronicled in history assembled In
Houston Tuesday fur the purou ef re-
leu lug the work of the year in the
ranks of tho I'nited Daughters of the
HIGHEST MASONS MEET
ORAND COMMANDER RICHARD
SON MAKES ADDRESS.
Next International Conference, Scot
tlsh Rite, to Re Held
Washington. Attended by the three
Masons of the highest standing n all
America, the biennial meeting of tin- su
preme council of the Scottish Kite of
Krei-masonrv for the Southern Jurisdi
tion of the I'nltcd States assembled here
Sovereign (irand Commander .lames 1.
Itirhardton of the Southern jurisdiction
called the meeting to order, there Icing
present among other (Sen. Samuel
Crocker 1-awrrnce, sovereign grand com
mander of the Northern jurisdiction, and
Dr. John M. (iiltson, sovereign grand
commander of the supreme council of
The allocution nf (irand Commander
Itlchardson mn' allied a long and detailed
review nf the history of the order il tir
ing the lat tv years.
"It is worthy of comment," said Mr.
llidiardsnn. "that there are more mem
Tx-rs of our bodies tilling seat in the
senate ami house of representatives in
Washington at this time than there were
members of the rite In several State of
our jurisdiction which I could name !5
years ago. These facts are not. referred
to by me as evidence of the popularity
of the crrder, or as praise in the nature
of self-adulation or glorification, but to
show that there 1 a profundity of mean
ing In its philosophy and dogma which
engrosses the serious attention of men
of ability, learning and culture, and
further, to show evidence of the fact
that as the rite grows, widens, multiplies
nnd enlarge its scope and influence,
there will not be wanting strong-minded
and strong-hearted members to properly
utilize its iMitentlahtles and judiciously
govern the council."
HAWLEY NOW RAILROAD KING
Walt Street Tenders Him Racking
Xevv York. Kdwin llavvley has suc
ceeded to the throne of Y. II. Harriinaii
as the ruler of the railroads of the I'nlt
cd States. Within the past few days
there has leeu a change of alignment of
the greatest rlnanclal powers in Wall
street, and they have proffered to Haw
ley their hacking of millions. whUh were
the essence, of the Harrlman jsiwer. and
which likewise make llawley the domi
nant figure in the American railroad
world. 'Iliis shift of the U-ilauce of money
power to the suport of Hawley murks
several of the changes in the railroad
situation here that have been brought
about by the passing of Harrlman.
Another change of scarcely less inter
est during the last few days has been the
npjwarance of a well-defined plan to elim
inate Harrlman influence from the man
agement of railroads outside hie own
system Into which llarrlmnn foiced him
self during his lifetime.
Granl Prize fcr Making Longest Flight
at Blackpool Meet.
lllaekMil, Knglaml. Henry rnnnali
has been uwarded the grand prize of
$10,000 for the longest flight at, the
nvlatltn meeting here, lie covered 4,7
miles in his lsst flight. Itougivr won
the second rlw of 13,600 In this con
test. I'nulham was third, receiving $1,
400. Woman Serves on Jury.
Los Angeles, Cal. Fur the tlrst time
in California a woman wns sworn In to
serve as a juror, when Mrs. Johanna
Kngleman, of Santu Monica, took her
place In the jury box of department 3
of the supreme court of l.o Angeles
Is Woman Political Victim?
St. I.ouis. Hctausp the Isidy of a
woman found in a shallow cieek at l.ee
und Taylor avenues was identified aa
that of Mrs, James Satterllchl, mother
of Thomas Sattcrfleld, foreman of the
jury which recently convicted Thomas
Kaneof swim I degree murder in con
nection with a political killing, the po
lice have begun u searching investigation
of tho womau'a last hours. It is ru
mored that the death Is the lesult of a
project of vrligeiinte directed against the
member of the jury.
News of General Intorost In a
BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS.
Politicians Decome Newspaper Men
Several of Kentucky's Distinguished
Democrats Will Decome Editors nd
Kmnkfort. Ky Several of Koti
tuk a distinguished Dmnomll have
recently ttirnwl newapapor rami. Theie
are rumor that several other men
prominent In public life 111 Kentucny
arc to become editors nnd publishers
Kirmor tlov. J. C. W. Ilocfchsm
biased the way when he beenmo odlloi
nf tho Frankfort Slate Journal. Sato
Senator Thomas A. Combs wan titi'll
recently Interoated In ft Islington
newspaper. Ho may still liavo nn In
terpst In the pulillrmUon. although W.
I. Walton owns the largest part.
Col. Walton teeently took hold nf
iho Ixlngtcn newspaper. Judgo S.
W Hager. tht recent Democratic nam
inee for governor, I now the editor,
iwner nmtpuhllshpr of tho Oweiubnro
Frank Fisher, the itoslnmslcr of Pa
ducah, Is ihiw- one or the moat suc
cessful newspaper men In Kentucky
Henry II. Mines, fornictly Demo
cratic auditor of Kentucky, Is now nl
Itor and owner of a paper at Howling
Green, and lid ward O. Leigh, formerly
prlvato secretory to Gov. Ileckhnni, Is
I linos' editorial writer and chief lieu
WRIT IS REFUSED
Seeking to Prevent Mayor Orlnstead
Entering Mayoralty Contest.
Ixmlsvllle, Ky In a lengthy opinion
Judge Matt O'Dohcrty overruled tho
petition of George D. Todd, asking that
Mayor Grlnslcad bo enjoined from be
ing a candidate for ofllce. and ordered
the suit thrown out of court, fly this
action tho entire case Is settled. It Is
said. Judgo O'Dohcrty held that the
court could not enjoin the coun'v
rlerk from placing any candidate'
name on the ticket who has qualified
property as a candidate He recited
that any question of eligibility of any
candidate had no bearing on tho case,
and further declared that tho court
would compel the county clerk to
place Mayor Grlnstoad' name on the
ticket, as that Is his duty prescrlb.nl
by law. In regard to Mayor Grin
stead's eligibility. Judgo O'Dohcrty de
clared that he had no right to pass
upon the point, as It was not an Issue
In the case, lie held that tbcro was
no basts for the suit, and dismissed
Plans for the biggest democratic
rally of tho campaign, to be hold Sat
unlay night, October 30, are being
made by democratic campaign man
EMPLOYES LIABLE TO SERVANTS
For Injuries If They Do Not Provide
Safe Places For Work.
Frankfort Ky. Employes In every
vocation In II fo In Kentucky must bo
provided with reasonably safe placot
to work by tholr employes, or else the
employers are liable to tho servanti
for anv Injurlos they may receive.
This construction of the Kentucky
statutes was made by the Kontucky
court of appoals In affirming the Judg
ment of the Pulaski circuit court In
the case of tho Mason, Hanger & Colo
man Co. ngalnst Sherwood Konnlssn,
the latter having rerelrcd damages
amounting to $900 for personal Injuries.
Krnn!son wan engaged as a laborer
removing tbe debris from a tunnel on
the Cincinnati Southern railroad after
n blast, and a rock loosened by the
blast fell nn him, mashing his foot. He
cliilmvd that ho was placod In this
dangerous place by the superior au
thority of his, omplo)trs' agont.
ALLEQED "BLIND TIGERS"
Unearthed In Soft Drink Emporiums
Louisville, Ky. Two alloged "blind
tigers" were unearthed In soft-drink
emporiums. In this city, and tho pollco
bollove Hint tho owners of soft-drink
saloons nro constantly ovadtng tho law
n regard to Uio salo of liquor without
a city license. Thoso arrosted witro
Conrad Hafendorfer and Thomas Scan-
Ion. At both places, It Is nllegod,
whisky was bought by persons sent In
by the police
Williamsburg, Ky. 1. F. Flnloy, 7C,
died horo. Ho sorved two onus as
circuit Judgo In this district and wus
inomber nt rongrosa from tho Klevcutn
dlsttlct from 1SSC to 1S90.
Louisville, Ky. W. II. Overshy, of
Henderson, was elected president of
the Kentucky Postmasters' associa
tion; George U. HiiriiOs. of Frankfort,
vecretary; Thomas I Walker, of a-
InRton, und W. C. Ilalce. of Guthrie,
vice presidents; George W. Hutchin
son, of Lawrencoburg, trcusuror.
Newport, Ky. city Jailer Chris
F.bort and Jail Guard Charles Wilson
frustrated tho Mcotnl attempt at Jail
delivery by Harvey Donnelly, the Fort
Thomas soldier, hold for murdering his
FORMER SENATOR WM, LINDSAY
ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS,
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Frankfort, Ky -Former t nl cd
Slates Senator William Lindsay died
( His homj Friday
William 1,'mlsay was born In Ho k
urldge. a , September 4. lS.lt,, and set
tied in Hickman county, Ky, Novem
ber, IKMr Jn 18fcn be began the nrsc
tlce of law. But In 181, Hi th monta
vf July, ho Joined tho confrdaraio
army and fought In tlje lost cause
mini me iiiiauaiH-ronunr. lie returned
home and began tho practice ot law
In ISC" he -was elected stnto senator.
Fjom 1S7Q tp lS78 .hr serves) upon t tics
bench of the Kentucky court of ap
peals, the last two years being Its rhlef
Justice After his retirement from
tho bench he resumed the practice of
law at Frnnkfort, but In answer in ihn
call of his statu In 1SS9 he was elected
to the state senate for the second tlni"
The year. 1893 was the most moment
ous of his career. He was chosen ns a
rrprtvarntntlre of tbe United States jt
the World's Columbian commission of
tbst year. In the same year he was
appointed to tho United States senate
by Hh governor to nil tho vacancy of
John G Carlisle, who had resigned
After filling the unexpired term ho was
elected to tho senate and nerved until
1M1, when-he retired to private life
ar;la. Ho resumed his practice of
law, but In 1&0S he championed tho
Cause of William Jennings Hryan,
Democratic candldsta for president.
and took the stump In his own sta'e
On the brow of Uio hill over
looking tbe valley of the Ken
tucky river and tho new capllol tho
body nt former Senator William Lind
say was aid to rest In the States ceme
tery, tho last resting place of so many
great men of Kentucky. Tho grave of
Senator Lindsay 1 not far from that
of Daniel lloone. Vice President Mell
aril M. Johnson, many of tbe govern
ors and former senators. There were)
attending the funeral many persons of
distinction throughout the state and a
large concourse of people of Frankfort.
The floral designs, which camo from
every section of the state and many
from neighboring states, were beauti
ful, especially because of their spprc
prlatenesa. The services were con
ducted at the residence on Wapplng
street, Hev. Zleglvr. of tho Presbyte
rian church, offlclatiug, and being as
sisted by Dr. Adams, ot the HaptUt
church; Illihop Penlck. of the (episco
pal church, and Iter. Aiken, ot Chica
Begley Will De Returned To Kentucky
on Murder Charge.
Frankfort. Ky. .Meb Iiogloy. who
lives In Monterey, Cal.. but was for
merly a resident of Islle county, will
be brought back to this state to answer
tho chargo of killing John Slzcmore.
Allen Ijnli, sheriff of U-slle county,
left her with tho requisition lasued on
tho governor of California for tho re
turn of Heglcy, whose whereabouts
were discovered through letters writ
ten to friends In this stale. Through
an unintentional mistake In a dispatch
sunt from this city It was stated that
the requisition had been Issued for tho
return nf Lantx, and charged him with
tho killing. The mistake was caused
by the misuse of the name, ns It was
Intended to state tho fact that Sheriff
l.antz had gone to California to bring
llegley back to Kentucky.
TROOPS WILL DE EMPLOYED
To Suppress Night Riders if They Re
Frankfort, Ky. iThe sarao method of
fighting tho night riders as was adopt
ed Inst, spring a year ago will be used
this fall ami winter, If their ojioratlons
are resumed. Adjt. Gen. Johnston and
Gov. Wlllson have come to tho con
clusion that talking nbout tho move
ment of Uio troops will prevent tho
capture of the night riders. Gov. Will
von declined to talk nbout tho order
lng out of tho troops In Cynthlnna, but
RtaUd that there wg.ru but thrco or
four ninn sent Into tho Held. It was
learned that, tho troops were scut t
Nicholas county, whore, there uro fonrs
of an outbreak.
Frankfort, Ky. Mrs. Floronro May-
brick, who U visiting tho prisons of
the country to prosecute her llfo work
of prison reforms. Inspected tho Frank
fort penitentiary and stated tbcro Is
still much room for Improvement
Iiulsvllle. Ky. Dr. W. J. .Mayo, the
distinguished surgeon of Itochestwr,
Minn., will uddross tho annual con
vention ot the Kentucky Medical as
sociation, beginning Oct. 19 and last
ing thieo days. An address will also
bo -.nado by Dr. Ocbsner. of Chicago.
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