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THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT.
CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1913.
CANDLES IN ALL
Urge and Beautiful Birthday
Cake For Mr. .Edward Ham-bleton-Came
to Gloverport a
Little Boy, Left in 1867-Sun-
day a Happy Day
Kff HIS DAUGHTER'S HOME.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Llghtfoot
''gave a dinner sunuay tor iier iamci,
"-Mr. Ed Hambleton, In celebration of
his eighty-seventh birthday. There
has never yet been an event just like it
In Cloverport before. The guests in-
eluded the oldest men of the town and
-men who were Mr. Hnrnbleton's friends
and neighbors over a half century ago.
There were three present past eighty
years and the youngest man vas sixty-
. eight years, with the exception of the
Rev. Mr. Cottrell.
Mr. Hambleton came to Cloverport
when he was a little boy six years old,
and it was not long until he went in
business with his father, Mr. Willis
Wnn-hlRfon. He was eneaced in the
tobacco business. He left Cloverport
in I8O7, and in late years his home has
been at Sorgho, Ky.' This winter he
returned to Cloverport and since then
has spent many happy hours back in
in the old town of his childhood.
Mr. Hambleton was born In Henry
f county on the Kentucky river near
u Port Royal. He is a man honored by
', his friends, and loved devotedly by his
children, Miss Anne Hambleton, Mrs.
Steele, Mrs. Lightfoot and Mr.
Jeff Hambleton. As he looked
, jthrougn the eighty-seven candles
burning on his birthday cake, no
. doubt, he could see years of a sweet,
helpful hfe rich in kindness and val
("VThe dinner given the guests was
beautiful in service and a splendid menu
,'of delicious food was served. Those
K invited were: Messrs. Richard Skill-
man, A. B.. Skillman, W. H. Bowmer,
A. R. Fisher, Barney Bohler, Ed.
Oglesby, John I). Babbage, Frank
Fraize, Dr. Owen, WiTHam Smart, Jeff
Hambleton, Mr. and Mrs. Cottrell and
Happy New Year's Day.
Dr. J. T. Owen had the pleasure of
taking New Year's dinner with Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Tabeling, of Tarfork
He says it was one of the finest meals
he ever ate and he enjoyed it thorough
ly as he had his breakfast early and
was on his way before 6 o'clock. The
good old country ham and red gravy
with every kind of vegetable lodeu the
table In the neatest and best style.
While Dr. Owen was complimenting
the many dlshe3, Mr. Tabeling said:
"And Doctor, we raised everything on
the table.' And his little eight year
old daughter added, "You know, papa,
we didn't raise the black pepper, the
sugar and coffee." Dr. Owen said he
laughed immoderately at the child's ex
clamation of accuracy.. Dr. Owen has
lA folllnrr .vAruhnv .jthnh nn pninv.
L -able New Year's day he had at the hos
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Tabe
llng with their bright, sweet children,
two boys and three girls.
Dr. Bafes Dead.
Information has been received of the
death of Dr. J. D Bates which oc
curred in Louisville Saturday. He was
buried in Haweaville Sunday. Dr.
Bates was a .dentist. He was a former
i c4tien of Cloverport and Hawesvllle,
and very well remembered by many
here. He leaves his wife and four
daughters, Missea Rilla, Edna and Mary
Bates and Mrs. Edmiston.
Love To Hear From Home.
Daar Mr, . Babbage: Find enclosed
lone dollar to continue subscription to
Jews for another year, 1013. We can't
i without the News us It is just like
Ea letter from home to us. Wishing you
' happy and prosperous New Year.
I remain yours truly, Mrs. W. E. Hus
ton, 2585 V. Oak St., Louisville, Ky..
"he marriage of Miss Lucy Florence
(cGavock and Mr. Zack T, Hardin
'vat solemnized last Wednesday after-
noon, the ceremony was said by the
Rev. Mr, Jarboe, The wedding took
place at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Leon McGavock. Ices from Benedict's
with delicious home-made cakes were
servjd the guests. The bride wore a
beautiful house gown. After the recep
tion Mr. and Mrs. Hardin left for their
home nt Holt,
Those present from a distance were:
Mrs. Virgil Hardin, Miss Maggie Mc
Gavock, Messrs Abe and Gordon Mc
Gavock, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. B. Skill-man.
Custer Lodge No. 624, F. and A. M.,
met In their hall on December 27, and
elected the following officers for the
ensuing year: Ben H. Springgate,
Master; John Lockard, S W.; V. P.
Romlne, J. W.; Philip Snyder, Sec ; J.
T. Mitcham, Treas ; W. T. Gregory, S.
D.; G. W. Mllburn, J. D.; W. II. Board,
Chaplain. Yours fraternally,
W. P. Romlne, Sec.
A Generous Donation.
The members of the Baptist chiirch
gave their pastor, Bro. Cottrell, a gen
erous pantry shower on Christmas eve,
consisting of flour, sugar, coffee, lard,
apples, pickles, cake, a turkey, dressed
hen, spareribs, butter, eggs, milk, nuts,
fruits, candy, canned fruits, preserves
and jellies and cash. The Ladies' Mis
sionary Society remembered him with a
handsome check. From all this we
know that there must be happy hearts
around at the Baptist porsonage.
County Clerk Beard was busy last
week making two hearts with but a
single thought and both beat as one.
He Issued the following marriage li
censes: .George Basham and Mattie B.
Robbins; Zack T. Hardin and Lucy F.
McGavSck; Clint ' .Miller and Myrtle
Fentress; Press Johnson and Annie E.
Meador; J. H. Carwile and Delia Se
bastian; C. Payne and Nellie Kincheloe;
John Bowman find Cora May Duncan;
Lonnie Vandiver and Lizzie McClellan;
Sam Haycraftand EmmaConder; Fran
cis U. Haydon and Mary L. Newton.
Attend House Party.
Messrs Eldrcd Babbage and Ruther
Pate, Miss Isabella Burn, of this city,
Mr. Sam Robertson, of Glen Dean,
Miss Martha Flemester, of Fordsville,
formed a house-party at the home of
the Rev. Mr James Lewis and Mrs.
Lewis, of Fordsville, during the week
end. It was given in honor of their
daughter, Miss Louise Lewis, a very
popular and attractive young girl.
Mr. Kincheloe Here.
Allen Kincheloe, one of the best
knowu attorneys of Breckenridge, was
in Cloverport last week In the interest
of the electric light plant plans here.
Mr. Kincheloe is one of the organizers
of the Farmers Bank of Hardins"burg.
It is very interesting to hear him tell
about -he progress and success of the
Parcels Post Here.
"The first parcels post package to
Cloverport was received by The Breck
enridge Bank," said Postmaster Oelze
Monday. Among others who were first
to get mail by the new system was Bil
ly Reid, one of the coming young busi
ness men of this city. He received a
parcels post from the Youth's Compan
ion and was very proud of it.
Irvington, Ky., Jan. 5. (Special)
Miss Mabel Brashear McGlothlan and
Mr. John Fitchenor Johnston were
quietly married In Louisville on Mon
day afternoon, Dec. 23, at 3 o'clock at
the home of Mrs. J. B. Biggs. The
Rav. Mr. Jones officiated. Only a few
relatives and intimate friends were
present on account of the recent death
of a relative of the groom.
The holiday note was emphasized, in
the decorations of the house, the colors
being used were red and green and
Christmas bells combined with festoons
of evergreens and potted plants. Mrs.
Biggs was assisted In receiving her
guests by her daughter, Miss Essie
After the ceremony . Mr. and Mrs.
J. T. Johnston, Mr. and "Mrs, A. B.
Suter and Miss Essie Biggs composed
a box party at the Mary Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Johnston have many
friends to be Interested In their mar
riage. They will make Irvington their
home where they have gone to house
keeping la their new auartruents on
There were only two or thfeo of us
Who camo to the place of prayer,
Ca'nio in the- teeth of a driving storm;
But for that wo did not care,
Since nftor our hymns of praiso had risen,
And 6ur earnest prayers were said,
The Master himself was present there
And gavo us the living bread.
Wo know his look in cur leader's face,
So rapt and glad and free;
Wo felt his touch when our heads were bowed,
o heard hid "Come to Mel"
Nobody saw him lift tho latch,
And none unbarred tho door;
But "Peace" was his token to ovory heart,
And how could wo ask for nioro?
Each of us felt the load of sin
From tho weary shoulder fall;
Each of us propped tho load of caro,
And tho grief that was like a pall;
And over our spirits a blessed calm
Swept in from tho Jaspor Sea,
And stropgth was ours for toil and strife
In tho days that wcro hence to.be.
It was only a handful gathered in
To tho little place of prayer;
Outsido wore struggle and pain and sin,
But tho Lord himself was there;
Ho camo to redeem the pledge ho gave -
Wherever his loved ones be,
To stand himself in tho midst.of them,
Though they count but two or three.
And forth we fared in tbe bitter of rain,
But our hearts had grown so warm,
It seemed like tho pelting of summer llowors,
And not like tho crest of a storm.
'"Twas a time of the dearest privilege
Of tho Lord's right hand," wo said,
As wo thought how Jesus himself hu'd come
To feed us with living bread.
Margaret E. San&stcr.
Of Stephensport Dead-Was A
Pioneer Settler Of Newton,
Kansas-Father Of J. D. Sea
ton Of This Place.
J. D. Seatonot this city has returned
home from Newton, Kansas, where he
attended the funeral of his father who
died Christmas morning. Mr Seaton
was bo:n near Stephensport and a
member 'of one of the oldest families
of the county. The following clipping
was taken from a Kansas paper:
George W. Seaton died at 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning at his residence
at II5 South East Sixth street, at the
age of 7O yeais. He was one of the
early settlers of Newton and the or
ganizer of the Judson Kilpatrlck Post.
In recent years he and his wife havo
resided at Cleo, Okla. He returned to
Newton about six months ago.
Mr. Seaton is survived by his wife,
three daughters and a son, Mrs. Hal.
lie Miller, Mrs. Ella Saunders, Mrs.
Anna Burton being the daughters.
James D. Seaton, the son, lives in
Kentucky, and will arrive tonight. He
leaves a brother, Dr. J. H. Seaton, and
two sisters, Mrs. P. Rolf and Mrs. Lu
cetta Hendrick, all of Newton.
The funeral service will be held at
2 o'clock at the Sprinker funeral parlor
Friday afternoon. (The entrance to the
parlor is the Main street stairway.)
The G. A. R. members will participate
In the service, and the Masonic lodge
have charge at the grave.
Mrs. Greer Dead.
Mrs. Armleda Greer, wife of J. E.
Greer, of Locust Hill, died Friday
night of paralysis. She was sixty four
years old, leaves husband and five chil
dren: Ellen Harper, Emma Stinnett,
Belle Stinnett, Henry and Willie Greer.
She was a member of the Presbyterian
church. The burial took place in the
Stinnett grave-yard Saturday.
Walter Shauler and Miss Oma Mc
Nutt; Ben Hotfoot and Miss Nannie
November; Bud Cato and Miss Srtllie
Hardin; Rat Howard and Miss Mary
Lee Adams; Phllo Holt and Miss Nan
This Claim is Made Against
Judge Matthias Miller and S.
J. Baker Said to Have Taken
Advantage of the Incompeten
cy of the Late Michael Tierney
THE CLARION GIVES DETAILS
Suit lias been filed in the circuit court
by Mike Tierney, Jr., Mrs. Kate Smith
and her husband, W. C. Smith, Mrs.
JosieQuinn and her husband, PatQuinn,
Mrs. Sallie Knight and her husband,
John Knight, all of Hancock county and
heirs of the late Michael Tierney, against
Matthias Miller, of Hardinsburg, S. J,
Baker, Kd. Newton, and Jas. Tierney of
this county and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis
Rooneyof Evansville, and Mabel and
Onnie Tierney of Popular Bluff, Mo., for
the recovery of two tracts of land in the
back part of the county that were con
veyed to Matthias Miller and S. J. Baker,
one of of 542 acres, on the 6th day of De
cember, 1907, and the other 58 acres
conveyed by the .same to the same on
December 7, 1907. The named consider
ation for the second tract is only 75.00
and for the first tract $585. There is no
allegation in the deed as to any other
consideration and the apparently low
price is one of the causes relied upon for
the cancellation of the couvyauce, as the
petition alleges that the lands sought to
be conveyed were worth several times
the consideration named in the deeds.
The other allegation, however, is that at
the time the conveyances were made
that Michael Tierney, the vender, was of
feeble intellect and incompetent to make
a contract because of his old age and in
firm health and financial difficulties and
other troubles. It is also alleged that
the said Miller and Baker unduly influ
enced the said Michael Tieruey and over
reached him in making the trade. Ed.
Newton is made party to the suit because
he bought, on November 19, 1908, 100
acres of the laud sold by Tierney to Mil
ler and Baker, and it is charged that all
and each of these three knew at the time
of their several transactions that the
mental condition of Tierney was unsound.
A recision of the laud trades is asked
for, or, if that cannot be done, a person
al judgment is asked against Miller and
Baker for the differences between the
price alleged to have been paid and the
real value of the land, which, it it nlleg
cd in the petition, was $5,585 Instead of
752'5o- J R Higdon, J0I111T. l'arsom,
G. D. Chambers and Hen I). Ringo arc
named ns attorneys for the plaintiffs, and
one day last week the Messrs. Miller mid
Baker were here and employed J. D.
Kelly to conduct their defense. They
will deny that Mr. Tierney was of un
sound mind nt the time of the transaction
or that if he was, they knew or suspected
it. Tills suit is independent of the suit
brought six months ago to settle the M.
Tierney, Sr. estate. Hancock Clarion.
Correction From Hardinsburg.
The society item in last week's News
announcing that Miss Judl.h Ellen
Beard gave a dinner dance was a mis
take. She was hostess to a six o'clock
dinner. A dance was given nt the hall.
The items came over the telephone
and were misunderstood.
Miss Leonora McGavock
Miss Marie Ladson, of Pnxton, Ind.,
the guest of Miss M. Whetaton, and
Miss Leanora McGavock, of Clover
port, Ky., who Is visiting Miss Ora
Williams, were entertained at numerous
social affairs last week. Among the
hostesses entertaining for the visitors
were Miss Wheton, Miss Blancht- Co
ker, Miss Marion Perell, Misses Helen
and Hernia Tingley and others. Among
other affairs planned is a New Year's
party Wednesday afternoon at the home
of Miss Marguerite Verner on West
Franklin street, and a dancing party
for which Miss Will'ams of Washington
avenue will be hostess. Evansville
L, H. & ST. L. NOTES.
Mr. Lucien J. Irwin, president and
general manager of thj L., H. & St. L.
Ky. Lo., was Here on his prlvpte car
Saturday visiting the sheps.
The official announcement of the ap
pointment of James B Randall as mas
ter mechanic of the L., H. & St. L.
shops at this place, successor to P. D.
Plank, has been made. '
The handsome new
arrive In February.
parlor cars will
Mr. Edgar House and Miss Myrtle
Eunice Gregory, both of Lewisport,
were married at the home of the bride's
grand-mother, Mrs. L. T. Gregory in
Lewisport, at 6 o'clock Thursday eve
ning. Rev. B. C. Wilson, of the Lewis
port Methodist church, officiated at
the mnrriage Mr. House is the son of
Mrs. FannU House, and is well known
in Hawesvllle. His bride is the daugh"
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gregory and
is a beautiful and accomplished young
girl. Hancock Clarion. .
County Board of Supervisors.
The County Board Qf Tax Super
visors met at Hardinsburg last Monday
to supervise the assessment lists re
turned by the assessor. They will be
in session all the week. The board is
composed of J. L. Ball, C. W. Moor
man, R. A. Smith, W. T. Dowell and
Vanzant Secures Rural Route.
Vanzant, Jan. 6. The Postoffice De
partment has notified the postmaster at
this place that rural route No. 1, from
Vanzant, Ky., becomes effective March
1st. The route will be a fraction over
25 miles, and will be of great advan
tage to many in the back country. The
postmaster has not advised us when
the examination for carrier will take
place, but stated that there Is a possi
bility of eight candidates entering. This
examination is conducted under civil
service and will probably be at Hardins
burg. Officers Installed.
Stephensport, Ky., Dec. 30. (Spec
ial) The following otlicers were in
stalled into office In the Stephensport
Chapter No. 139 0. E. S. Tuesday
night, Dec. 15th:
Worthy Matron Mrs. W. J. Schopp;
Worthy Patron Mr. Oscar BlacK;
Associate Matron Mrs. G. W. Payne;
Secretary Mr. Andrew Crawford, Sr.5
Treasurer Mr. O. W, Dowell; Con
ductressMiss Cecil Dix; Associate
Conductress Miss Zelma Lay; Adah
Mrs. O. W. Dowell; Ruth Mrs. W. B.
Gardner; Esther Mrs. Dr. Shlvely;
Martha Mrs. E. II. Miller; Electa
Mrs. Ida Nottingham; Chaplin Mrs. C.
J. Fella; Warden Mrs. Mollle Adklss
on; Organist Miss Katie B. McKaugh
tui; Sentinel Mr. C. J, Fella.
Young Man, Prosperous and
Well Thought of, Hangs Him
self in a Barn-Grew Tired of
Life and Could Not Inddre It.
LEAVES NOTE TO EXPLAIN.
Raymond, Jan. (J. (Special.) Great
was the excitement and confusion when
the news was spread over the neigh
borhood on last Tuesday morning, De
cember 31, 1012, that Austin Knott had
Pete Logsdon had gone to help him
strip tobacco, and on not finding him at
the house, went to look for him and
found him at the barn dead. He had
left a note at the house saying he was
tired of life; also he wanted to be bur-n
led at Raymond at which place he was
Interred January 2, 1013.
He was unmarried and lived alone.
He would have been 34 years old Juno
29, 1013. His funeral was preached by
Rev. Jaggers, of Vine Grove, from Job
KM, "My soul is weary of life."
The people know no cause for this
sad act of his. He leaves one brother
and a number of other relatives to
mourn for him.
Girls' Club Dinner.
Tl.e Girls Club, known as "Tho
Lucky Tulrteeu," gave their annual
reception to the young society men
New Year's eve when they entertained
with an elegant dinner at the home of
Misses Eva and Edith Plank. Boughs
of mistletoe hung In the door-ways and
Christmas greens in profusion were
the decorations of the rooms and hall.
At eight o'clock a delicious five course
dinner was served to the thirty-four
guests. The tables were arranged to
form a cross and a large green basket
filled with Ivy which had an immense
white chiffon bow tied on the handle,
formed the attractive center-piece.
Sliver candelabra with white candles
lighted the tables brilliantly and the
hours spent dining wtre exceedingly
merry and joyous. One interesting
feature of the dinner was the place
cards. They were hand painted in greja
and gnld on white brlstol. The girls'
cards were proposals and those of their
escorts were not quite as serious, but
were satisfactory lenp year answers.
The individual cakes were iced in white
with 13 on each one in green. The par
lor was arranged for dancing and in a
short time the old year wns gone and
January the first 1013 was given a
hearty welcome. Those present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Eehen, Mr. and Mrs.
Hoffious Behen, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Newsom, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gans,
Mrs. David Phelps and Mrs. John Cren
shaw, Miss Eva Plank and Dr. Mc
Donald, Miss Ray Heyser and Mr.
Frank Moorman, Miss Margaret Burn
and Mr. Marion Denton, Miss Edith
Burn and Mr. Edmond S. Dickey, Miss
Cleona Weatherbolt and Mr. Lafe Be
hen, Miss Edith Plank and Mr. Allen
Pierce, Miss Jennie Mabel Harris and
Mr. Orville T. Skillman, Miss Martha
Willis and Mr. John Felix Jarboe,
Miss Rebecca Willis and Mr. Walter
Moorman, Miss Kathrine Moorman and
Mr. Robert E. Moorman, Miss Lula
Severs and Mr. Paul Lewis, Miss Lou
ise Babbage and Mr. Stuart Babbage.
Mrs. Frank Payne ontertained the
Tidies Reading Club Thursday after
Misses Martha and
gave a pretty party to
the Girls Club
Friday afternoon. The guests included
several members of the younger set.
Mr. and Mrs. James B. Randall gave
a very delightful party for their son,
Mr. Dwlght Randall and nephew, Mr.
Randall Ross, Wednesday night. A
large number of young people were
present and they certainly had a happy
New Year's evening in the Randall
A very select dance was given at the
Opera House New Year's night.
In Louisville For Treatment.
Mrs. J. C. Weatherholt left Friday
for Louisville to have her ears treated
by a specialist. She has been sufferlug
intensely for sometime. Miss Stella
Weatherholt accompanied her.