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VOLUME 7; No. 61.
WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY, MONDAY, JANUARY I, 1912.
2 CENTS A COPY; II CENTS A WEEK
I TO JAIL
HeM Over to Grand Jury For Ma
ddens Cutting Fails to Give Bond
Ben Aniburghy, coinmonly known
as Ben Burghy, was tried in -Police
Court Saturday night on a charge of
maliciously cutting and wounding
Dick Jordan, in a fight in the North
End recently, and was held over to
await the action of the grand jury
under a bond of $200, in default of
which he was sent to jail.
Both men arc white.
Pref. John L. Bosley, President of
The Clark County School Improve
ment League, Files Report.
At the close of the Clark county
Teachers' Institute held last August
a list of questions was placed in the
hands of each of the teachers to be
answered as soon as the facts could
The most important questions re
lated to enrollment, average atten
dance, causes of non-attendance,
condition of house desks, heating,
water, supply, library, pictures,
premises, trees and yard fencing.
Twenty of the forty-nine teachers
have reported including the graded
schools Hunt and Harris Branchh.
In these twenty school districts there
are, 3,227 pupils of school age, an
average attendance of ( fifi8. and an
enrollment ofOOp. This shows that
but 34-5 per cent of the children are
The following schools have librar
ies, br'have funds on hand with
iM.'.' . ' '
which to buy one; Moorcsvillc, Lo
cust Grove, Harris Branch, Sugar
Ridge. Brock, Salem, Forest Grove,
Hunt and Rutledge.
'Locust Grove, Miss Rosa Gouch
mnn teacher, repufs oiled Poor, win
dow shades, pictures, individual
cups, clean cshool yard.
Locknane, Mr. B. M. Shearer
teacher, reports among other im
provements, pictures of Washington.
Franklin, Horace, Mann, Dewey, six
American and six British poets.
The. condition of desks is generallv
reported excellent, black boards and
najs fair, but with two or three ex
c ptions water supply not what it
should be, and a majority of the
yards remains unfenced.
One teacher reports that in order
to secure attendance she had visited
the homes of the non-attending pu
pils and had urged the parents to
send them but with little effect.
Quite a number of trees were
planted on Arbor Day. I have no
information as to the literary feat
ures of the day but from other sour
ces I learn that very interesting and
helpful exercises were held at a num
ber of tbe school?.
It is to be regretted that a full
report has not been made but from
the information in hand I am per
suaded that the voluntary contribu-tions-r.to
lib-aries and other equip
ments nave been larger than in any
Great interest has been manifested
not only 'in the literary features of
the .schools, but the County Board
of Education, the patrons and teach
ers arc deeply concerned abont the
appearance of premises and build
ingSj and while the window arrange
ment of the building is not the best
a steady improvement is marked.
The number of socials and suppers
given for tbe purpose of raising mon
ey for the improvement of the equip
ment, will have the tendency to make
the school the social center, which is
a "consummation devoutly to lie
With the beginning of the next
school term to organize school im
provement leagues in each district,
much has been done without co-operation;
much more can be done by
thoorugh and-systematic ogranizatiou
JXO. L. BOSLEY,
President School Improvement
One of Largest Suits Ever Brought
In Clark Circuit Court is Compro
mised. One of the largest 'suits ever
brought in the Clark Circuit Court,
that of the Burley Tobacco Socie
ty against the Independent Tobacco
Manufacturers, was compromised
When the American Tobacco So
ciety bought 7. per cent of the 1906
07 pooled tobacco the remaining 25
per cent was sold to the Independ
ents and allotted to them upon an
agreed scale of distribution. A
consideration portion of this the
purchasers refused to talw, nd the
Hurley Tobacco Society having re
sold it for a less price, sued the In
dependents for the loss. The Inde
pendents claimed misrepresentation
in quality and also asked damage
on the ground that the Society was
By the terms of the compromise
the Society agreed to dismiss
its suit if S. per cent in
interest of t lie Independents would
agree to waive their claims upon the
the Sherman anti-Trust Law: 8(5 1-2
per cent ngreeu to tins settlement.
TIic amount .in controversy was
s ven.il bandied thousand dollars.
The Society's attorneys were Pen-
illeton, Bush iSr Bush, of this city; T.
L. Edelen, of Frankfort. Senator
'-or. of Ohio, and Col. John If
Allen, of Xexington.
The Independents .were represcnt-i
cd by Jouett & Jouctt, of this city,
and Ernest & Cassatt, of Cincinnati.
A PIOUS CITY
And Getting Better All The Time.
No Arrests. Made Since Thursday
of Last Week.
Xo arrests of any kind 'have been
made in this city since Thursday
night and very few, none of which
were for serious charges, have been
made since Monday, December 2o.
If this era of good order and peace
continues', Winchester will soon be in
a class by herself and some class
IS LAID TO REST
Buried in Winchester Cemetery
Monday Morning. Funeral Servi
ces Held at Catholic Church.
Mr. Lewis McCamey, brother of
Mr. Wm. McCarney, of this city, who
died Saturday at no.on, of consump
tion after having been in this city
only ten days, was .buried in the Win
chester cemetery, Monday morning
at ten o'clock.' ' Tlie funeral 'services
were h:-ld by Father Hillcnmeyer at
the Catholic church.
The directors of the Associated
Charities will meet Tuesday after
noon at 4 o'clock in the Fraternity
Mr. Stephen Holladay, Last Member
of Large Family Is Buried Mon
day Morning at Pine Grove.
The funeral of Mr. Stephen Holla-
day, who died Saturday, took place
Monday moming-at ten o'clock at his
late residence near Pine Grove.
The services were conducted by the
Rev. Richard French. The remains
were buried in the family cemetery.
The following acted as pallbearers:
Messrs. T. L- Holladay, E. P. Holla
day, Tom Jones, M. W. Holladay, L.
S. Holladay and D. F. Holladay.
Mr. Holladay, whose grandfather
was a Revolutionary .army soldier,
was the last member of a large
Lodge No. 696 Meets And Chose;
, Officers For The Year.
At a recent meeting of thc'Elkiu,
Masonic Lodge No- J and A. M.
the following officers, were elected:
A. A. Shaii), Master.
X. S. Brooks'hire, Senior Warden.
lien Dykes, Junior Warden.
J. R. Lisle, Secretary.
J. T. Bush. Treasurer.
A. J. Brookshirc, Senior Deacon.
Ealer Dykes, Junior Deacon.
C- M. Hall and X. M. Fisher, Stew
ards. W. J.
JOHN P. BUSH
Aged Man Expires at Torrent, Ky.,
While on a Visit to His Son.
Death Was Unexpected
Mr. John P. Bui h aged 80 years,
died Monday morning at 9 o'clock
while on a visit to his son, Mr. C.
S. Bush, at Torrent, Ky.
Mr. Bush had b:en in good health
forta man of his yars and the cause,
of his sudden dea'.h is not known.
Mr. Ward Bush, a son of the de
ceased left, Monday morning for
Torrent to arranjie for the burial.
The body will be brought to this city
Tuesday and interred in the Win
chester cemetery. Complete funeral
arrangements have not yet been
The deceased is survived by four
children: Messrs- iO. S. Bush, Jesse
Hush and Ward, of this city, and
Mrs. F. P. Garrard, of Boyd county.
And Mrs.- Samuel Berryman Finds
$44 Which hsd been given up as
Mrs. Samuel Berryman, on Christ-
, ... i
mas morning, gave 'me tbo facts of
Iter remarkabje. droaras. Mr. Sam
uel Berryman, her husband, keeps a
store, and is Postmaster, of Right
Angle, in Powell county. He is a
man of honor, and stands well -with
the community and the government.
Before closing bis place of busi
ness, he counted up forty-four dol
lars, and rqlled it up in a'small piece
of paper. JJe shut 'tip the store and
went to his residence which is about
fifty j-ards distant. He felt sure thatj
the money was safe, but it could notf
be found. This was a mystery to
all the family, and they deemed it
After several weeks, his wife, had
a confused dream, and after sleeping
for some time, she again dreampt
about the money, and ivhere.it was.
After daylight she looked under the
steps to the surprise and joy of the
ilamll l,lc -Voul "01lara "as
I t m Ai- t i e t n
found in the same, paper.
Xews Year's eve. 1911.
JOHX W. MURPHY.
, J. and W. A. Berry Buy Plant
And Will Affiliate With Democrats
Paducah, Ky., Jan. 1. By the
sale of the iPadneah Xews-Democrat
Saturday, the sole ownership of the
paper is traiisfened into the hands
of John J. Rcrry, Who has been pres
ident and general manager, and
State Executive Committeeman W.
A. Berry, of the local bar. The
Xcws-De:noi;rat, in a double-column
editorial Sunday morning, felicitat
ed itself on "coming out from under
corporate control." and will re-affirm
its adherence to the principles of De
mocracy. It will he operated abso
lutely independently of all former
The purchase price, which was
paid over Saturday morning, was not
made public. J. J. Berry will con
tinue as editor-in-chief.
And Then Dumped Him in a.Pondi-
, "Thought I Would do a Good. Job
, While At It,' Was-Her Remarks.
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 1. 'Arrested
soon after the body of her son-in-law,
Frederick Wasserlaben,. a po
liceman, had 'been found in a pond
near the western city limits, Mrs.
Mary T. Godau. Sunday night made
a full confession of the deed-
According to the woman the kill
ing took place at the Wasserbalen
home, after alleged insulting re
marks had been made to her by
" "I raised the pistol and, looking
him straight in the face, pulled the
trigger, she said. "I thought I would
do a good job while I was at it so I
pulled the trigger again."
Later Mrs. Godau says she took
the body in a wagon and dumped it
into the pond where it was found.'
Rick P. Thomas, of Mt. Sterling, is
Attacked by Dog, Which He Holds
By Throat Until It is Brained.
Mt. Sterling, Ky, Jan. 1. While
Rick P. Thomas was walking along
Court street, he was attacked by a
vicious black dog. and twice bitten
slightly, once on the leg and once on
the hand. Thomas grappled with
the brute, catching him around tlu
throat and held on with deathlike
grip, saving himself from further in
jury. Mayor Samuels secured a
hammer, and while Thomas held oq
the dog's brains were beaten out by
Xow bo snrc and date that cheek
WINCHESTER'S JDEA HUSTLE
.Conflict With The Interstate Com
mission Grows Daily So Acute Su
preme Court Must Step In.
Washington, J). C, Jan. 1 Tt;
straighten out some of the kinks in
the puridiction of the new commerce
court and the Interstate Commerce
Commission wiil be cue of the first
tasks to confront the Supreme Court
of the United States ihen it con
venes Monday, January 8.
The conflict is growing daily more
acute. The decision of the court is.
expected to have a far-reaching ef
fect upon governmental rate making.
It may foreshadow the holding of the
court in the famous "inter-mountain
rate ease," in which the commerce
court and the Interstate Commerce
Commission are at odds. The lattci
case does not come before the court
for consideration until February 19'
One of the ticklish problems foi
the court to decide is whether the
commerce court has the powe rto re
view decisions of the eommision in
which the complaining shipper is de
nied relief. The position is taken
that the court can review the hold
ings of the commission only when
the commission issues affiratives or
ders of relief to a shipper. In other
words, that the court is open only to
Ihe defeated railroad, but not to the
This question arose over the com
plaint of the Proctor & Gamble Com
pany, of Ivorydale, O., relative to
railroads charging demurrage undei
the "uniform demurrage' 'code" in
private cars. Brtth the commission
and the court held that there was in.
jnerif in the complaint' lint objection
was made that the court had no ju
risdiction to jcivicw the action bt the
'Mnmiriccinn 'Til f- nm mown
i - -r
held it did have authority.
TAMPA 'CHURCH PASTOR
IS KICKED BY WOMEN
Rev. Mr. Kirkland in Scirmmage Fol
lowed By Six Arrests. Confined
Trmpa, iFla.. Jan. 1. The Rev. It.
E. L. Kirkland, kicked, he declares.
by women members of bis congre-
rati' n, spent the afternoon' in bed
and six persons are under arrest as
the result of a clash between fac
tion? of the First Congregational
church Sundav morning.
After the service at which the
minister, it is stated, attacked a for
mer pastor in connecticn with alleg
ed misaiipropriation of the church's
fund, the Rev. Mr. Kirkland endeav
ored to quell a controversy in which
men and women had joined. It was
then he was injured. His sermon was
on the subject. "If Christ lived today
would be a Socialist?" and his text
was the sentence "My Father's
Ilou-e. is a House of Prayer but Ye
Have Made it a Den of Thieves."
A Marked Change to Colder Weather
Will Overspread The Region East
. of The Mississippi River.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 1. Win
try weather will be general during
the greater part of the coming -week,
according to a b'uletin issued by the
weather bureau Sunday night:
"A marked chanee to colder
weather will overspread the region
east of (he Mississippi river within
the next thirty ix to forty-eight
hours," continues the bullettin, "with
the line of freezing lempearture ex
tending southward to the nilf and
South Atlantic coasts and to north
The storm that is now over the
Upper Lake region will move down
the St. Lawrence Valley daring Mon
day, attended by snow in the region
of the Great Lakes, the upper "Ohio
Valley, the interior of Xew York and
Xew England; it will be followed bv
clearing weather elsewhere east of
the Mississippi river during Mondav
The next distiubancc of importance
to cross the United States will ap-
p ar in the far west Mondav or
Tuesday, cross the middle west Wed
nesday or Thursday, and the east
ern' states abont Friday.
And James Keys is Shot by Ed Lu-
cus And Lucus is Badly Cut by
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 1. A char
acteristic quarrel between two ne-
irocs over a woman, accompanied by
the usual altercation, Sunday after
noon, resulted in the death of Jame
Keys, and the probable fatal wound
ing of Ed Lucus. The altercation
occurred on West High street, near"
the comer of West High and De
Rootle streets. Keys was shot by
Lucus, and Lucus was badly cut
about the body, limbs and throat by
When the police reached the scene
of the trouble, they found Keys in a
dying condition. He was taken in the
patrol wagon to the colored depart
ment of St. Joseph's Hospital, where
he died a short time later from the
loss of blood, caused bv being shot
through the left lung with a revolver
Tiiicas was later arrested by Detec
tive Baker and Patrolman Tine Mc
Coy and was taken to St. Joseph's
Hospital in a critical condition in the
The tronlde occurred at 3:4.")
o'clock in the afternoon, and no de
tails were learned. Lucus admit
ted that the trouble came np over a
woman. Both men were laborers in
the city. Kevs lived on De Roode
treet, and Lucas, who has been ir
Lexington only a short time, boarded
in Patterson street. Tf Lucas sur
vives ins wounds, lie will ha move.i
to the county jail, and will later face
a charge of murder before the Fay
ette Circuit Court. Lucas is 27 years
old, and Kevs was about the same
The Convicted New York Banker.
Who is Serving a Sentence in the
Atlanta Federal Prison.
'Washington. Jan. 1. It was an
nounced at the White House Sunday
night tW.t the report of the army
medical officers who have examined
Charles W. Morse, convicted Xew
York banker, serving a sentence in
the Atlanta federal penitentiary.
does not warrant immediate inter
ference by the President and the
pardon will not be granted at this
GOOD FIELD FOR SUFRAGETTES
The young ladies of Mt. Sterling
will give a leap year dance Monday
All the expenses of the dance, ev
en to the checking of the men's over
coats, will be borne by the young la
dies, who will call for the young
men at their homes and take them to
tbe hall. .
In Race For Speakership, Neverthe
less Schoberth is CenMent tf a
Victory Brown May Withdraw.
Frankfort, Ky.. Jan. 1. The Ken
tucky Legislature will oonvene at
Frankfort on Tuesday for what is
expected to be an impirtant session. '
The Democrats, who adopted a plat
firm at the last election for the flrsl
time in 12 years, control h0th
Houses and are pledged to several
reforms. Among these are. the with
drawal of the prisons fronpolitics,
revision of the tax system, adoption
of the 'county unit, enactment of a
road improvement law and the adop
tion of the direct primary.
A joint caucus at which Congress
man Oillic James of the First Con
gressional di-trict. endorsed in the
State primary, will be declared the
party nominee for United States
Senator, has not been called, though
his election is assured.
Caucuses Called for Monday
Managers for Harry A. Schoberth
of Versailles, and Claude Terrell, 6f
Bedford, claim each will be elected
Speaker of the lower House of the
Kentucky Assembly Tuesday after
noon in the Democratic House cau
cus which meets at 2 o'clock. It U
believed Wallace Brown, of Bards-
town, will withdraw. The Senate
caucus is to be held at 230 o'clock
Governor McCreary said Sunday
night : "In the beginning I dfd not in
tend to take any part in the Speak
ership race, but under the circum
stances I feel that it will be best for
the Democratic party and the Dera
acrotic ' platform for Mr.' Terrell '
to be elected Speaker. 'ThaV'is all I
have to sav on the subject."
Active in Schoberth'j behalf are
Samuel Schacelford. EH Brownr
Campbell Cantrill. Those putting in,
their efforts for Terrell are Percy
Haley, Justus Goebel, Rufus Vanr
sant, Morgan Chinn, etc. Allic W.(
Young, of Mt. Sterling, is absent.
Rufus Vansant and Eli Brown held
a conference Sunday afternoon
which resulted in many rumors. Both
claimed that the other had made a,
proposition to withdraw their candi
dates. As for the Speakership race, it has
been settled and even money is being
!ct on Terrell and Schoberth.
MINUTES OF COUNTY COURT
J. E. Lanter qualified as deputy
Superintendent of Schools and as
Treasurer of Beard of Education.
J. T. Dykes qualified a sdeputy
Dan Insko qualified as deputy po
lice. TOO LATE TO CLASSffY
WANTED Two copies of the Xewa
of December 1!). Will pay ten
cents each. Leave -with C. C.
Robbins, at this office. 1-1-lt
Jews and Suicide.
The Jewish World of London notes
that a proportionately greater number
of suicides occur among the 'Jew I
England and In America than la t
countries In "which the race
with the harshest treatment. Thy Is
said to be due to the fact that th Or
thodox Jews of European coumriea
look upon self destruction as crlmo
no less abhorrent than Is Awarder.
whilst many Anglicized Jew Are more
lax in their adherence to St teach
ings of their fathers.
Probably the virtuasT m possess as
a people Judged by hy ethical stand
ard are as antipathMic aa our ylces. A
.shrewd observer ce remarked that
there would be db anti-Jewish feellag
in the East End of London If Jew
only sot drunk like other decent peo
ple! Professor Goldwin Smith called
as "an unassociable race." Jewtafc
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