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THE HICKMAN COURIER
Csvtrs Westers Kentucky Llks th Dsw"
W. 0. BPEKR and Ji 0. SEXTON",
r Kdltora and Proprietor.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASH IS alDTAXCB.
Entered at ths Hickman, Kentucky,
postofflca as second-class mall matter.
GIGANTIC COAL MERGER
$131,000,00 INVOLVED IN THE
Ntw' Combine Will Control Eight
Per Cent of tho Output
of Soit Coal.'
lUlllmore, Md. The ftigantic combina
tion of coal interest, Frivol i'ng n capi
talisation of $131,(100,000, ami to Include
tit Consolidation Gaal'Cbinisliiy of Hal
tluiorc ami tlie Pittsburg 01 Company,
tho two In rgest-prod ueerw Of bituminous
coal in the world, pending, is the gen'
eral belief in financial circles in .1UUI
A merger of 'lie Consolidation and tho
Pittsburg companies would give them
control of approximately SO per cent, of
the soft coal mines of tho United States.
The rittsburg Coal Company is now the
largest producer of soft coal in the
world, with the local concern rt close sec
ond. The former owns nnd leases 2)7,
C50 acres of coal land in Pennsylavnia
, The Consolidation owns and leases
300,000 acres in Pennsylvania, Maryland,
West Virginia and Kentucky, and the
two companies bctwqen them control ap
proximately 00 per cent, of what is
known as the Pittsburg scam.
President Clarence W. Watson, vice-
'president; Jere Wheelwright, chairman
of toe finance committee, and van Leal
.Black, of the Consolidation Cual Conv
pany, are in New York, presumably in
connection with tho big merger.
COTTON AGAIN AT 15 CENTS
Rscalpts at All Towna Show a
Memphis, Tenn. The cotton market
,has practically completed the process ol
re-establishing Itself upon tho basis that
prevailed before the tatc break. Mid-
idling in Memphis is quoted again at IS
(cents, while March cotton in New York
.sold at 15.10, and January 14.93. From
'these top levels there was a recession oi
13 points, but net gains for Wednesday
iwerc SO points on active options,
Throughout the toco was steady and
th suddenness of the recovery secmef
in, no way to militate against its main
tenance or stability. This was highly re
assuring to the entire trade, and barring
reactions of more or less consequence,
which may be expected from the 15-csnt
lcVsl, It is felt that the way is again
clear and that the muiket will sell much
higher than before.
From the figures in hand it would
seem that the falling off in' receipts' this
week will be impreuiv when the totals
are In Friday night, and such decreass
as may bo shown Is )elie,ed to bo but
the beginning of the process which will
cro long establish beyond peradventure
of doubt that tho crop is a very small
TAFT ENDS 13,000 MILE TRIP
Made Last Speech in Capital of the
Washington. 'With his arrival In
Washington the President completed a
journey of 12.7J9 miles, extending over
a period of 57 days. During that time,
the trip extending from lloston to tin
Pacific coast and buck again by way ol
the bouth to Washington, the President
crossed 31 states and territories, visit
ing 76 cities, not to mention as many
more towns, in which short stops wer
made and brief speeches delivered from
the car platform.
He made, In round numbeis, 230
epeeches, attended at least SO .banquet,
as well as many, breakfasts and lunch
eons. During tho Journey lie left United
Elates territory for a brief period and
met and dined with President Diaz of
Mexico. He went down Into a copper
mine, climbed down a mountain trail,
partleijiated on horseback in a cattle
round-up, sailel down the Mississippi,
rambled through the Yoscmlte valley and
the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, saw
the Seattle exposition, visited an an
ckftt Indian village In the New Mexican
desert, and saw the rebuilt city of San
Street Spcakinz Convicts Agree to Take
Spokane, Wash. Seventeen street
apeakers of the Industrial WnrWrs of
the World, weakened by a week's fust
Ing, abandoned the "starvation strike"
and wero taken to the hospital ward of
the Jail and fed. More than 100 of the
prisoners persist In the "starvation
strike." Somo of these are too weak to
land, and still refuse to eat until the
"bread and water" rule is rescinded,
and all who refuse to break rock ore
given regular meals.
Leave Out Central Bank.
Washington. Tim Central Bunk que
ttea will not figure in the annual report
ttt th secretary of the treasury, the
New "York customs home situation will
.be tffi It with exhaustively in that docu
ment, awl tkefe Is no Intention of ic
diMltif the sUo of ewrency jap-r.
China, In Attempting to Ost Away from the Opium Habit, Haa Turnsd to
HOME OF CONFEDERACY
MEMOIUAL TO BE ERECTED BY
SONS OF VETERANS.
May Result in Oreat Historical Cen
ter for Memphis Forrest Made U
Memphis, Tenn. Within several years
at the most, providing present plans do
not miscarry, a magnificent memorial
building to serve as a Confederate mu
seum and headquarters for patriotic spir
ited associations will be erected in this
city. In it will bo stored for public con
venience the thousands of relics of the
great struggle between the North and
At the final session of the executive
council of the United Sons of Confede
rate Veterans held Tuesday afternoon at
Montgomery, Ala., it was decided to es
tablish the permanent headquarters of
the sous in Memphis, and to bestow upon
X. Ik Forrest, Jr., the office of per
Invitations will be extended to the
United Confederate Veterans, tho Moth
ers of the Confederacy, the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, the drum
and fife corps, as well as a half-dozen
similar organizations, asking them to
co-operate with the X. 11. Forrest Camp
in their mammoth undertaking.
HOLDS BETTING NOT CRIME
New York Court of Appeals Affirms
Judge Qaynor'a Decision.
Albiny. N. YT-IWtinis is a crime only
when accompanied by a record, registry
or the use of somo part of the paraph
ernalia of professional gamblers, accord
ing to a decision handed down by the
court of.appeals. In effctt the decision
holds that oral betting docs not con
stitute bookmaklng In violation of the
so-called anti-mco track gambling taws
recommended by Gov. Hughe.
In holding that the laying of odds
alone does not constitute a crime, Judge
Halght says. -
"If a man should toiler, to. bet the ladles
of his party a palr'of gloves lo a" box of
candy, it would bo the laying of, odds
and publishing tlie same. To hold him
to be a bookmaker would, In ray judg
ment, be a departure from the rule which
gives to the terms of the statute their
ordinary and accepted meaning, and
would be a construction which was not
within tho contemplation of the legiskv
COTTON UP S3 PER BALE
Bulla Large Buyers South Would
Not Sell at Decline.
Memphis, Tenn. In an active and
steady market, unattended by excite
ment, cotton prices advanced 00 points
Tuesday, or 13 per bale. On the pre
ceding day values dropped below 14 rents
for some options and were 125 points
under the high prices of last week. On
the rise January sold at 14.CS and March
The bull party in New York, of which
Patten is commonly reputed the leader,
were buyers. The so-called Wall street
crowd bought some, and those who had
sold it thinking the market was going
still low.r bought to stay further buses.
It las been tho opinion of many in
the trade that the declines of last week
uud Monday of this week were forced.
The advance of the day brought out
again the bullish Influences eclipsed by
the decline, and the Indicated shortage
of the present crops was a leading influ
ence. On I ho break tho farmers of the
South and other holders of the actual
cotton refused to sell and this turned at
tention anew to the strength of the
staple on its merits.
Peary Won't Go South.
Washington. While reiterating his
ofUvcpresstd belief that tho United
States should attempt a national ex
pedition into the a nan tic regions, Com
mander ltobt-rt K. Peary declared that
because of tho fact that Commander Hub
ert F. Scott of. the Uritlsh navy it work-
ng on a south polo expedition, u wouiu
je imnroner to attciunt to utilize his
route. He ha given the matter no fur
ther thought since Ids return from urn
north, when ho stated that hi field
oik was at au end.
FARMERS, ATTENTION I
Corn Is selling in Memphis at 7Sc
and when you get It you pay wore.
If you intend to grow your com In
1D10, you must start now by saving
first-class seed. The South can grow
all her corn It we will plant good
seed in well-prepared land, and culti
vate. Mr. Drake In South Carolina
grew 534 bushel of shelled corn per
acre. Mr. Stcney of same atate, this
year, 240 bushels. It is famllUr to
all that corn club boys ill Memphis
district have grown this year 100 to
110 bushels. Did you ever figure
what you would make per acre if you
had a good stand of corn, and each
stalk gave one carl If not, do this
If you are too tired or too busy, get
one of your children to do It for jou
What dies It profit a man lo grow
good crops of cotton If he buys his
corn, hog meat and mutest
Have you reminded the super
Intendent of education In your" county
that you must have n com club fcr
your loy In I9t0! Memphis Com
MADE KILLING ON CORN
FATTEN TAXES BEAR SIDE AND
Government Report Caused'Btam
peds on Long Cash Price far
Corn Went Lower.
Denver. Mrs. Ella Palmer, who or
ganized the hospital corps of tho Con
federate Army of Tennessee and re
mained at its head until the close of
the Civil War, died In a sanitarium at
Boulder Monday, aged 80 years. Death
was due to paralysis.
During the war Mrs. Palmer traveled
with the Confederate "divisions of Gens.
Johnson, Hood, Iteauregiiard and Wilson,
anJ she was present at many of the
noted battles in which those leaders par
ticipated. Mrs, Palmer was bcrn In North Caro
lina, but spent her girlhood in Hiawatha,
Ca. Her husband fought in the Mexican
War. He died before the Civil War broke
out, and Mrs. Palmer was left with one
child. She was thing at Chattanooga,
Tenn., when the sick and wounded Con
federate soldiers were being brought In
from the front, and their wceful lack of
proper attention apiea!ed to her ami led
her to begin organizing a systematic hos
CONSPIRACY IN THE CABINET
Holdover Msmbsr of Roosevelt Ad
Washington. Confidential advisers of
President Taft are of the opinion that
there is a conspiracy to hold his cabinet
up to ridicule and contempt.
One man is said to be at the Lead of
this conspiracy, and it ia understood to
be the inspiration of the plans to dis
credit President Taft's lieutenant by
comparing thorn with tho lieutenants of
The man who Is suspected of being a
press agent for assaults on seterul of
President Taft's cabinet officers Is au
official of the government, who came
over as a legacy from tho Itooketclt gov
ernment. There Is very little question that there
will bo a general demand by the cabinet
for the decapitation of this official, and
there Is very little doubt that Ins uamo
was used at the special extraordinary
conclave of tho cabinet officers held
Tuesday night at the department of
Bmlcs in South Increase.
Washington Since Maich 14, when
congress authorized the orgsnlzatiou of
national banks with a capital under $20,-
000 and not less than $33,000, there have
been organized in 'I ennesseo flfty-stien
banks, with aggregate capital of $10,
440,000. 'I hero have been orgaulrrd In Arkansas
eighteen national banks with a capital
of (25,000, one with a capital of $30,000
and seventeen with capital of $30,000
and overt n total of foity-one banks,
with aggregate capital of $2,300,000.
News of General Interest In a
QY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS.
Receiver for Burley Society Applied
for by Growers Who pooled Their
Tobacco They Charge that Re.
celpti from Former Crops Are Belnn
Used on This Year' Pool.
Lexington, Ky. A petition, sinned
by I)r 0. W. McMillan, of Uuller, and
33 other Kentucky tobacco grower,
praying that a receiver bo appointed
for tho Hurley Tobacco Society, was
filed In tho Fayetto circuit court by
Attorney! "I F. Applegato and K. B.
Clark, and a hearing of tho raso
act for November 15. President Clar
ence I.cbus, Secretary O. A. Hrooks
nnd J. M. Itnnkln, treasurer of tho Hur
ley Tobacco Society; tho Clark Coun
ty National bank, tho Citizens' Na
tional bank and tho Pcoplo'a National
bank of Winchester aro made co-defendants
with tho Hurley Tobacco So
ciety. Tho plaintiffs allege that the
Hurley Tobacco Society, without au
thority, tins retained out of tho pro
ceeds from Iho talc of tho pooled to
bacco crops of 190H and 1007 over
$300,000; that a portion of the crop
sold for those two year belonged
the plaintiffs; that the Hurley Tobacco
Society In retaining (his money haa
deprived Ihem of their full share from
the into of their tobacco. U la further
charged that tho Hurley Tobacco 8o
dcty has spent and la spending for
the expenses of the pooling of the 1900
crop and In tho maintenance of ofllce
money from this fund; that tho offi
cers of tho society aro holding (ho
booki from tho owners of the tobacco
that was sold, and that tho banks are)
Illegally paying out money on war
rants Issued by tho officers. Tho plain
tiffs further allege that all puriKsra
for which tho pool of the 1906 and 1907
crops was organlred havo been com
pleted; that the plaintiffs am entitled
to havo an accounting and a distribu
tion of the proceeds of the sales; that
the defendants havo fatted to do so,
and that the funds will be lost unless
a receiver Is appointed to take charge)
of tho affairs of the company, audit
the accounts and pay over to the plain
tiffs the proceeds remaining from tho
pool, If there be any.
Clubbed Into Unconsciousness and
Swung By the Neck From High
Oklahoma City, Okls. Dansllng In
midair, with a ropo suspended about
his neck, tho body of Hoy D. Gannon,
of Lexington, Ky., aged 30, a wealthy
real estate man, was discovered by hla
girl stenographer. The form hun
suspended from the root of the It
story Campbell office building. Tho
Follre department Is confronted with
tho most baffling murder mystery In
recent years In tho southwest. A
package containing $1,000 In currency,
which tho decedent withdrew from n
local bank. Is missing. After the as
sailants had clubbed their victim Into
Insensibility, a nocso was formed with
a plcca of heavy ropo, ami with the
aid cf a plrco of Iron, tho ropo was
twisted about tho neck of Gannon,
nearly severing tho head from tho
body. Tho police aro seeking a blonde
woman with whom Gannon was seen
In an automobile. The police scout
the robbery theory, and nre Inclined
to bcllnvo that Gannon's knowledge of
an alleged mine deal was rcsponslblo
for his death. Gannon was single, and
came to this city several years a 50. He
was a prominent officer of tho Knights
WITH A BALL BAT
Delbert Osborne Struck and Killed
William Co rum.
Owcnsboro, Ky. Delbert Osborne,
1G years of nge, struck William Corum.
aged 17, on tbo bead with a baseball
bat while returning from school, near
llccch Grove, Mclenn county, Inflict
ing an Injury from which Corum died.
Tho boys had been throwing clods of
dirt at one another and Osborno be
camo enraged. Osborno Is In Jail st
Frankfort, Ky. Holding that "brass
knucka" aro not dangerous weapons.
Gov. Wlllson annulled tho Jnll sen
ten co against Luther lloyd, or Modi
souvlllo. Ho refused to remit tho
state's part of n $170 lino against A
11. Wnlker, of Henry counly, convict
ed of having told whisky without li
cense Willlamstown, Ky. Hearing that ft
nob was forming tn como here mil
lynch Karl Thompson, the negro who
brutally assaulted Mrs. Hamson Rob
erts, officers took the prisoner to Lex
ington, whero lie was placed In Jail.
Frankfort, Ky. Judgo Hobson, of
tho court of appeals, dissolved tho In
junction granted by Judgo Watts Par
ker, of Lexington, restraining tho city
council of Loxlngton from entering
Into a liS-ycar toutrso twith tho Lex
ington Water Co.
Frankfort, I(y. It. K. McClure &
Hons, ono of tliu oldest dry goods and
business houses In Frunkfort, filed u
petition In bankruptcy, giving tho lia
bilities na $120,000, with assets abcut
the same. Kll II. Drown, Jr., was ap
dHOT Ul THK TOWN.
Citizens of Jacktsn, In the Cstirii e
an Hour, Fire ;,Mt Shets.
Jnckson. Ky Hutiitteth of Jlreath
Itt. county mountaineers poured Into
this city nfler the tlepnrtura of sav
ers! companies of the'troopa, nnff cole
brnlrd tho democratic victory, by
shooting out tho street lights and dis
charging their revolvers ntul tides.
Fully n lliousnm! rounds of cartridge
were shot oh by tho hnppy men as n
trlbuto to the successful candldtncs,
Hullcts flew thick nnd fast In the
tnnln streets, and It was past midnight
before tho "whoopees" ot tho men
died away on the roads leading to tho
Ilepubllcans In general wcro nbient
after 'the mountain factions renchrj
tho city. Cyclone cellars were hastily
sought, nnd doors and window
barred. Guns wcro iinllinbercd sn.l
gotten ready for attlcn, but at last ac
counts the Jubilant democrats had
confined their efforts to shootlnt at
It was nit unexpected, and tho slier
Iff had discharged mcst ot the depu
ties sworn In for service at the polls.
The few authorities left decided not
to monkey with tho pleasnnt-splrlted
county men, nnd humored them In
their celebration efforts.
Troops quartered near tho city were
ready to take n hand at tho first sign
of serious conflict
Hreathltt county was carried by the
democrats and Iho following llckot
was elected by plurality indicated!
Uedwlno over Adams, for circuit
Judse, 490; Johnson over Kssli, for
commonwealth's attorney, 435; Haglns
over Hurst, for county Judge, 403;
llussell over Johnson, for county
Capt. J. It. Bains, of the Islington
company, reported that on their way
to Crockcttarlllo the soldiers were
fired upon by a band of men across the
Kentucky river. They returned the
flro and the detsll caught ono man,
who, when found unarmed, was re
leased. An Interesting feature ot the alt
uatlon was tho admission by John
lUanton that It waa he. and not hU
brother, Tlldtn. who killed Demos
thenes Noble nt the Sprlnj Fork, pre
cinct poll during th election. John
was arrested at once.
It Is stated that $10,000 was spent
In Hreathltt counly by tho republican
and democrats commltecs during the
campaign Juit closed.
Judgo Hrdwlne declared that he
would exterminate tho "blind tiger' In
Falmouth. Ky. Tho main plant of
the Falmouth Haw and Planing Mill
Co. caught fire and was consumed, to
gether with a big lot of lumber, entail
log a loss of J 5.000, partially covered
Frankfort, Ky. Commissioner of
Agriculture Rankin Issued his final
crop report for tho year. Tho report
says tho farmers of Kentucky havo
had tho most prosperous year In Iho
history of the state.
Frankfort. Ky-Oov. Wlllson left
for Now York with Mrs. Wlllson, who
will enter a hospital thero to havo
her broken arm and ahoulder-blad7
treated. Ho wilt bo away only lon?
enough to make the round trip.
Ixulsvillo. Ky. Following a confer
ence of Iho board of trustees ot tbo
Lincoln Institute at the Gait house for
he purposo ot adopting n constitution
for tho colored school, articles of In
corporation will be filed. Lincoln In
stltuto Is tho off shoot of Ilerea col
lego for negro students, and will cost
ttoo.000. It will bo located ne.tr
Sliupsonvlllc,Ky.,21 miles from Louis
Paducah, Ky. Leo King shot nnd
probably fatally wounded Shoruiall
lloyd. SS, at Kelly Station, Christian
couuty. for on alleged Insult to King's
17-ycar-oU daughter. According to
King the Insult wna offered to his
dcugbtcr whllo lloyd was calling on
her. Arming hlmsulf, King went to
Kelly Station and emptied both bar
rels of a shotgun Into Doyd's body.
I-oulsvllIo, Ky. Returns from over
one-half of the 119 counties of Ken
tucky Indlcnto tbo defeat ot a pro
posed constitutional amendment fur
the building of gocd roads, voted on
at tho last election. A two-thirds ma
jority la necessary, and most of tbo
counties heard from voted against the
project, which contemplated a tn
Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Bnrah Hhodca,
70, widow of a civil war veteran, was
thrown from her buggy In a runaway
accident on tho Hardstown road, near
here. Hho sustained neither brulso
nor scratch, but succumbed to the
shock thrco hours later. A front uxlu
bolt fell against the horso's teg, caus
ing It to dash nway, nnd the aged
woman was unnbla to control tho
IoulsvllIe, Ky. MaJ. David W. San
ders, 74, ono of tho couth's greatest
men, for years Kentucky's most noted
lawyer, confcdcrnlo veteran, scholnr
and a man of highest rank In Louis
ville citizenry, died tn bis apartments,
at a local hotel,
Frankfort, Ky. Tho late Senator
Wllllnm I.lnilsnv divided bin oslstn
oquully between his wife, Mrs. Kloan-
or Holmes Lindsay, and his daughter,
Mrs. Mnrlou Lindsay Hulro, of Clncln
nntl Tho will was tiled In the Frank-
Vi couuty court.
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