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THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PR.INT.
VOL. XXXV CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1911. . 8 Pares No. 26
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Closed Doors Depositors to Get
Their Money-Mr. Beard
Named as Receiver
On Wednesday The First State Bank
at Ekrou, closed its doors, unable to
continue business. Tuesday night at
Brandenburg: a suit was filea against
the bank by O. C. Richardson, creditor,
stockholder and vice-president of the
bank, asking that a Receiver be ap
pointed to take charge of the bank.
Thursday at Elizabethtown, the plain
tiff, Claude Mercer, made a motion be
fore Judg Chelf, asking the appoint
ment of a Receiver and the motion was
sustained and M. H. Beard, Cashier of.
The Bank of Hardinsburg & Trust Co.,
was appointed Receiver and qualified
and took charge of the bank on the
succeeding day. The liabilities of the
bank, exclusive of $15,000 capital stock,
are approximately $30,000 and the as
sets areNnominalty about $-10,000. The
depositors will be paid in full, but
whether such can be done without an
assessment against the stockholders re
mains to be seen. Overloans and slow
callections are the primary causes of
the suspension. A movement is on
foot to a reorganization of the bank.
Doubtless at some time another bank
will be opened at that point as It is in a
fine community of good, substantial
League Revival Meeting.
The following is the program:
Monday evening, 7 o'clock. Subject,
"The World's Approach to Christ."
Mrs. Grace Behen, leader.
Tuesday evening: "Enthusiasm the
Soul of Life." L. A. Murray.
Wednesday evening: "The Church
the One Body of which Christ is the
Thursday evening: "Foreign Mis
sions." Ira Behen.
Friday evening: "Home Missions."
Miss Ora Hendrick.
Everyone is cordially invited to at
tend these services.
Votes To Begin Reform At Once.
Invited To Breathitt County
For Summer Meeting
By Ar. Musick.
Louisville, Ky.. Dec. 29. The annnal
mid-winter meeting of the Kentucky
Press Association closed this afternoon
after a session lasting two days, in
which live topics of interest to every
citizen of the state were discussed. By
a unanimous vote of the association
the editors In attendance at the meet
ing decided immediately to begin to
give effect to the suggestions received
from the speakers.
The question of tax revision was
handled by Arthur Y. Ford, treasurer
of the Columbia Trust Company, who
who has spent several years of practi
cal study of the system in vogue in
Judge Barker Talks Education.
The educational conditions prevail
ing in Kentucky at the present time
were discussed by Judge Henry S.
Barker, who retires as Chief Justice
ol the Court of Appeals Saturday to
i .1 1 J f 1.1 O L t
University at Lexington. Judge
Barker's speech was a feature of the
Mrs. John B.'Castleman, Mrs, James
A, Leech, presideut of the Kontucky
Federation of Women's Clubs and Mrs.
Charles P. Weaver, also spoke on edu
Roberts Discusses Cash Book.
Other speeches made during the day
were by Samnel J. Roberts, editor of
the Lexington Leader, who discussed
"A New Form of Cash Book;" John J.
, on "What is News," and R. D. Kelley,
of Hawesville, on "The One-Man
Mr. Roberts has devised a new form
n of loose-leaf cash book, a book which
includes a detachable leaf for every
day In the month, and which carries
pace and designation for every cent of
the dally receipts and expenditures in
the offlce. In the book he has included
' five divisions for the five classes of
receipts, but this number, of course,
may be varied with the needs of differ
ent oftloes. The total receipts for each
day are entered, and tke receipts of the
nroceediBP dav carried forward. The
Clarence Hurt Tries Death as a
Love CureTakes Carbol
lie Acid and Dies With
in 25 Minutes.
Clarence Hurt committed suicide last
Friday night by taking carbolic acid at
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Hurt, in Eastland. The cause
of Hurt taking his own life, it is said,
was being discouraged over his love
affair. He was twenty-two years of
age. The interment took place Satur
The tools for drilling the gas well for
the Ohio River Gas & Oil Co., have ar
rived and will be moved just as soon as
the weather will permit to the White
head lot in the West part of town,
which the company has leased, and if
they can't draw the old string of tools
out of the old well, they will begin drill
ing a new one at once.
book is especially designed to obviate
ledger posting, and in addition, bears
so much information that the exact
status of the business may be deter
mined by the simplest of processes
Sympathy Wired to Miller.
A motion was offered by R. W. Brown
that a telegram of sympathy and good
cheer be sent to A. D. Miller, of Rich
niond, president of the association, who
has been detained at home through ill
ness. It was unanimously decided to
send the telegram.
At 12:30 o'clock luncheon was served
In the Rathskellar, an especially well
selected and delicious menu having been
arranged. The delegates to both the
Kentucky Press Association and Good
Roads Conventions took luncheon to
Invited to Creathltt County.
The meeting came to a close late
this afternoon following a roundtabje
discussion on "Business Building,"
conducted by M. F. Conley, of the
Louisa News. This discussion was
participated in by a dozen or more of
the editors, who were able to remain
over in Louisville until later in the
evening or until the next morning.
Just before the adjournment Ryland
C. Musick, of the Jackson Times, is
sued an invitation to the association to
hold its summer meeting in the Breath
itt county capital. The invitation was
filed and will be submitted to the exe
cutive committee at its next meeting,
as the selection of the next meeting
place rests with this committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cozino, of Shelby
ville, were in attendance at the mid
winter meeting of the Kentucky Press
last week at the Seelbach hotel. Mr.
Cozine's newspaper office is known as
"the cleanest print-shop in Kentucky.
Mr. and Mrs. David Duncan, of
Brandenburg, were invited to a special
dinner Thursdav given at the Old Inn
by Col. Ben Johnson.
Mr. Musick, of The Jackson Times,
has already begun preparation to en
tertain the Kentucky Editors in Breath
itt county if they accept the urgent
invitation from the generous mountain,
eers. He bought a new press for his
paper from John Babbage, Jr., repre
senting the American Type Founders
Co., and Shelton Saufley, of The In
terior Journal, followed in his footsteps.
George Henry Peters, who is writing
"Side Glances" in the Louisville Her
aid, was with the visiting editors quite
a little. He can stand twenty-five feet
from a man and get a news item by one
glance at him.
Col. W. P. Walton, of The Lexing
ton .Herald, honored tbe meeting with
his presence first day.
Mrs. Ella Hutchinson Ellwanger was
the star of the meeting arid read an ex
cellent address on "Your Home Paper"
Mrs. Ellwanger always puts a touch of
sentiment in her writings that gives
them a charm all her own.
Miss Goldie Perry, who assists her
father In editing a daily at Winchester
was one of the most attentatlve per
sons at the meeting. She didn't miss a
Mr. and Mrs. Glveas, of the Header
sob Gleaner, were present. Mr. Giv
eas says he attends the meetisgs solely
for the social side.
Fred Deckman, Formerly 0f
Summons To Heart.
Failure In Los An
FUNERAL AT STEPHENSPORT
The remains of Fred Deckman ar
rived at Stephonsport Monday night
and the funeral was held yesterday
afternoon. The interment took place
in Hill Cemetery. The services were
conducted by the Rev. Winchell.
Mr. Deckman dropped dead Christ
mas eve while boarding a car from his
olllco to return home. His death was
caused by heart failure. He was twenty-four
years of age and loaves a wife
and two children, who accompanied
tho body home. They were met In St.
Louis by Mr. and Mrs John Deckman.
The deceased went to California
about a year ago and his death is a
great shock to his many relatives and
The Epworth League will hold a re
vival in the Methodist Church begin
ning Sunday night, January eighth.
The different meetings will be led by
the young people and interesting pro
grams are promised.
If the best is nqt too good for yon
Lewisport Best flour is the flour vou
ought to use.
BY OUR SPECIAL
The Board of Supervisors began their
going over the assessor's book Monday,
The protracted meeting begins at the
Southern Methodist Church Sunday.
Rev. L. K. Mays, of Irvington, will do
Mrs. M. h. Dyer will continue for
two or three weeks her visit to rela
tives at Nolan.
Mrs. E. C, Hasweil gave a dinner
Wednesday to the State University
boys who have at different times been
in attendance wita her sons. Mack
Brown, Russell Compton, John Skill-
man, and Arthur and Vivian Hasweil
Miss Mary Franklin Beard enter-
ta ned Saturday afternoon in'honor of
her visitor, Miss Virginia McGavock.
Mr. A. X. Kincheloe entertained her
Sunday School class of young men at
six o'clock dinner Tuesday. .
Alfred Kennedy, of Kewanee, 111.,
is visiting relatives for some time be
Taylor Triplett returned to his home
at Custer last week after a three weeks
absence at La Porte, Texas, on Galves
ton Bay. Mr. Triplett expects to move
there as soon as he can dispose of his
Mrs. George Evans and sons, Samuel
and William, were in Louisville last
week visiting relatives.
Mrs. Manie Moorman went to Clo.
verport Friday for a few days visit.
Miss Agnes McGIll returned to Lou
isville Friday after a week's visit to
relatives and friends
Richard Adkisson was here last
week from Louisville, where he has
been living for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hook, of Branden
burg, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Gus Shellmau and other relatives last
John Flood, after a six years resi
dence in Hardinsburg, has moved to
the old homestead, near Stephensport,
which place he bought of the other
heirs last Fall.
Mr. Clarence Sterrett, who was to
have addressed the editors, could not at
tend on account of Illness in his home
W. S. K of the Louisville Times,
was busy as a bird dog gathering New
Year's resolutions from the editors.
He has published frequently during tbe
last year several interesting articles
about the Kentucky Press.
If the best is net too good for you
Lewis pert Best Fleur Is the fteur you
ought to UK,'
Wedding. Takes Place In Ballard
County Groom Well Known
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hall have return
ed to their home after a visit to his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Hall at Web
ster. Account of their Wedding is given
as follows: .
Tomorrow, (Saturday) promptly at 5
o'clock p. til. at the Baptist church in
Bandana. Rev. Wear, pastor of the
church, officiating. S. M. Hall and
Miss Ethel Whitesides, i oth of Bandtuia
will be united in ninrringe in the pre
sence of a large number of their friends.
While the Yeoman editor is not per
sonally very well acquainted with Mr.
Hull, it knows enough of him to know
that he is one of the very best and most
reliable business neu of the count', a
man who has made the most rapid strid
es of any man with whom we have re
cently become acquainted. He is one of
the largest and most successful merch
ants of Baudaua and was recently elect
ed president of tile Itnllard County Bank
that popular and prosperous fiuanciil
institution of that city.
Miss Whitesides is thi daughter of
Esq. R. C. Whitesides, is a native of
Ballard county, a teacher of consider
able note, a most loveable young woman
in all particulars, just the kiud exactly
to make a man a first clasi wife, and if
Air. Hall bas'nt made a splendid select
ion, not only the Yeoman, but her nu
merous acquaintances and friends iu the
county have missed their guess. We
congratulate in behalt of all their trieuds
these happy young people, and trust
that their future may ben bright and
sparkling as the occasion upon which
their lives were made one. Ballard
NEWS BUREAU :
Work begins this week on the parson
age of the M. E. Church South.
The St. Romnold's school entertain
ment Tuesday night after Christmas
largely attended and gave a goodly
amount of proceeds for the school.
The spelling at McDaniels Friday
night of this week is to be a big affair.
The first winners in previous contests
at county seat to be barred fronr spell
ing. 85.00 and $2.50 prizes will be
given to the ones spelling longest.
Modern Pronouncing Speller to be used
till 10:30. If any are yet spelling the
words will then be selected at random
from the New Testament.
Gue Blair, of Owensboro. and Miss
Annie Dowell were married Dec. 28, at
the home of the bride's father near
License was issued to John C. Arm
strong of Sample, and1 Lula K. Miller
of Hardinsburg, to be married Jan. 1.
At the annual election ot ofilcers for
Breckenridge Lodge No. 67, F. and A.
M. at 8 o'clock p. m., Dec. 27, the fol
lowing officers for the ensuing year:
A. Driskell, Master; D. D. Dowell, S.
W.; Paul Compton, J. W.; Morris B.
Kincheloe, Secretary; W. G. Hasweil,
Treasurer; Leslie Walker, Tjler; F.W.
Peyton, S. D. ; W. B. Lennon, J. D. ; H.
M. Beard and H. E. Royalty, Stewards;
Jesse Whitworth, -Chaplain.
Abner Davis, of Evansvllle, is the
guest of.hls brothers, Lum Davis and
R. O. Davis.
Taylor Meador spent the holidays
with his daughter,, Mrs. Mart Livett,
of Mattoon. 111.
Hon. Heavrin, of Hartford, was here
last week on legal business.
Ed. Dillon has accepted a position
as express agent on the Branch, run-
Ing between Earlington and Irvington.
Chas. Losson and his sister, Mjss
Annette, of Bardstown, were here last
week visiting their sister, Sister
Aquma, of St, Romund's Academy.
H. O. Woosley, of Lexington, was
Postal Savings Bank
The only postal savings bank in
Kentucky will open in the city next
Tuesday, January 2. Postmaster W.
H, Turner, returned Tuesday night from
Washington, D. O., where he spent
several days in the Post Office depart
went b scorning familiar with the work'
Inge of the new system, The National
bank" will be the repository for the
funds. Middlesboro Record.
Dies At Stephensport after an
Illness Or Ten Wetki Was
Fifth-Two Years Of Age
Scott Bell, a well known man of the
county, died at his home at Stephens
port about ten o'clock yesterday morn
ing. He was taken ill Nov fifteenth
and was never well again. The fun
eral will be hold this afternoon at one
I'clock followed by the Interment.
Mr. Bell was born near Hardinsburg
fifty-two years ago and was a member
of ,an old Breckenridge County family.
He was twice married, his second wife
who was Miss America Withers sur
Ives him. Besides her, he leaves
their three children, Alma, Sallio and
LaRuo Bell, and one daughter, Mrs.
About fifteen years ago he came to
Stepnensport to live and clerked for W.
At Phelon's Factory.
The damp New Year brought joy to
the heart of the tobacco grower and
Monday was a busy day at Phelon's
factory. Twenty-three or more wagons
loaded with red leaves were lined up
railroad street early in the morning.
Mr. Phelon and his force worked hard
receiving tho tobacco.
A representative of the News enjoyed
an hour mingling with the growers,
learning theif names and hearing about
their crops. They all know how to
treat a newspaper girl aud their kind
ness was greatly appreciated.
Ed Gabbert was the first man to de
liver his tobacco. The factory door
was open at 7 o'clock Monday morning,
and long before that time Mr. Gabbert
was ready to unload. Several of his
good friends said he must have started
sometime last year.
One of the youngest looking tobacco
growers was Van Baker, who has pooled
his tobacco every year for six years.
He has not delivered his crop of 1,500
pounds yet. Mr. Baker says that
every time he got a whipping at school
he got one at home, which is probably
the secret of his success now. He had
to make good in his tobacco field If he
didn't he got it at home.
J. D. Jackson, of Tar Fork, brought
in 1,000 pounds of tobacco. Mr. Jack
son said he wanted to take the News so
he could read Mr. Joel Pile's news
One of the largest loads of tobacco
was brought in by Chas. Hlnsey of
Victoria. He had 2,500 pounds on one
wagon with four horses.
G. W. Coyle and John Ryan together
brought from Victoria 1,000 pounds of
A familiar face in the bunch of to
bacco men was Nat Taul who delivered
about 1,500 pounds. Mr. Taul suffered
a heavy loss by the rans last year.
Ho is a subscriber of the News and
frequently calls at the office.
Joe Hatfield brought 1,500 pounds,
Dave Clark, 1,100; J. H. Harris, 1,500
pounds and Jim Lynch, 9SO pounds.
They came from Patesviile. And
Charlie Jones also brought a load from
Finley Morgan brought 2,000 pounds
from Roseville, fifteen miles from here,
Gld Burdett had a heavy load.
M. C. Jackson and Eli Jackson, sons
of J. D. Jackson, hauled tobacco for
Dunn and Tavellng at Tar Fork.
J, D, Hogskin brought 1,500 pounds
of tobacco. Mr. Hogskin Is suffering
with eye and nose trouble,
J. A, Swlnehari. delivered for Nugin
1,000 pounds from Goerlng.
Chas. Simmons brought In 9OO
The largest load weighed 3,000
pounds, hauled for G. M. Beavin by
Joe Mattingly. One wagon with four
horses carried the big stack of the
Allen Jennings is partly responsible
for the heavy business at the factory,
He has been buying for Mr. Phelon all
fall, going to the barns and seeing
exactly what tke growers had.
Of Burley Tobacco Next Year .
Will Be The Platform On
Which Burley Society
. Ltxiegton Ky., Dec. 3I. Develop,
ment here today appear to indicate that
when the general convention of the
Burley tobacco growers of Kentucky,
Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, and West Vir
ginia meets in Lexington on January 5,
the members of the Burley Tobacco Soc
iety and the tobacco branch of the
American Society of Equity will make
Strenuous objections to pioducing a
crop in I9II.
The object of the general convention
is to form an organization of burley prof
ducers of these five states Into a great
body to control the price and the acre
age of tobacco. Delegates will be chosen
at meetings all over tobacco districts of
these states tomorrow.
The objectors of the plau to raise to
bacco uext year say the old Burley
Society has 80,000 hogsheads of
the I9O9 pool yet unsold, while the 1010
crop, which has not been pooled, is
practically untouched, and that another
crop ou top 'of these would ruin the
market. They will ask that the crop be
abandoned in I9II and oue be raised in
1012. Growers who produce about 300,
000,000 pounds of tobacco annually will
bs affected directly or indirectly by the
New Telephone Books
The Cloverport exchange has just
had printed a new teieplione directory
at the News office. "Always call by
number" is its important foreword.
Been Away Ten Years
Dear Mr. Babbage: Enclose find
my check for subscription to the Brec
kenridge News for the'year 1011. This
is the tenth check I have sent you since
Mother and Eugene join me in wish-.
Ing every body in "Old Kentucky."
A happy New Year. Very Truly,
Jno. W. Vest
2255 West 24th St.; Los Angeles, CaU,
Bokoshe, Okla., Dec. 30. Two child
ren of Frank Wright and one of Benja
min White, died today from eating
mistletoe berries, and two other white
children are expected to die. Three
children of Samuel Griffen, near Lux-
ora, Ark., are also dead from the same
Mr. Phelon pays the men in checks.
Monday the banks were closed but the
merchants managed to cash the checks..
Most of the men owed every dollar thev
drew and how glad they were to get
the money to pay their debts.
H. V. Duncan is receiving the Burley?
tobacco at the West End Barn for Mr.
St. Rose Catholic
Father Brey and the members of the
St. Rose choir went to Hawesville New
Year's day to sing in the Catholic
church of that city. At noon time they
were entertained at the home of Mrs
An elaborate dinner was especially
prepalred for them and was bcautlftlly
served. Quail on toast, turkey, salads
plum pudding with wine sauce were
among the different courses. Mrs. For
ley's dining room is in white with ex
quisite paper and furnishings.
Those who enjoyed her hospitality
in her lovely home were: Father Brey
Miss Florence Lewis, Paul Lewie, Mrs.
Dorst, Dr. Hillary Boone and James
House and lot cheap; main street in
Hardinsburg. For price and , particu
lars write Fred B. Cox, 3023 4th street,
Louisville, Ky. '
Wo bad a homo Christmas
and a good time at homa ia the )
bmt pleasure in the world, W f.
& AsKby. ? r