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THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S P I T TO PRINT.
CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913.
fe Closes -For A Prominent
Business Man -He Was III
. FourJMonths- Native of Breck
inridge County And Union
FRIENDS ARE GRIEVED
, tele cram Announcing the death of
ha A. Richardson, head of the
of E. A. Richardson Clothing
manv. was received here Monday.
bame as a shock to his many friends
! his family at Union Star. He died
Irlghts disease after an illness of
' Hionths. He was one of the most
eminent business men in Louisville
has made by his energy and close
entlon to business a handsome for
Ir. Richardson was a native of
eckenrldze county, having been born
lUnlon Star, July 0, 18G0. He went
Louisville in December, I887, and
tame junior partner in the firm of
op & Richardson, which Arm con-
Eued In business for fifteen years, at
fe end of which time the Hllpp in-
rest.was purchased by James Shut-
Eworth, and the firm became E. A.
chardson & Co. This partnership
ntlnued for five years, when R. C.
chardson boutnt the Shuttle worth
lerest and entered the firm with his
rother. He was a member of the
lethodlst church, Louisville Lodge,
0, 4OO, and DeMolay Commandery,
Mr. Richardson married Miss Mary
lobards, of Hannibal, Mo., and is sur-
pved by her and one son, E. A. Rich-
rdson, Jr. He is also survived by his
sther and mother. Mr. and Mrs. D. S.
klchardson, of Union Star, and one
InvfVipr and four sisters. R. C. Richard-
lot of Lrulsville; Miss Sarah Richard-
jon'and Mrs. William L Milner, of
Bnlon Star; Mrs. P. M. Board, of Har-
Insburg,-and Mrs. George Schrelber,
' East Orange, Is. J.
OVER CITY BRIDGE
hio Threatens to Reach the
1907 Flood Stage-Families
Homeless in Louisville and
Other Ohio River Cities and
Towns--Cloverport Folks Are
ERRY BOATS BUSY HERE.
The Ohio river, which has been rising
pldly for the last three days, sub-
erged the city bridge in the night
onday and by Tuesday all traffic was
kecked, and people had to cross in
.Sunday all the residents of River
ront on the East bide were compeuea
e move. Town Marshal Scott Is the
sly one on that street who did not
ve to move, as the Moorman resi
nee is built very high. The Hall
rally, Mr. Tucker's family, the Ham-
tons, Edward Gregory's family,
rs. Smith's famllyand others had to
ve their homes and are having a
:ood time visiting relatives.
In- Louisville the flood is causlug
lueta peril. The water's are creeping
r the cut-off and many residents
ve had to leave their homes. Relief
tions have been established in school
Idings. Thousand head of cattle in
11 and shipping ports inundated.
The Reading Club.
The Ladies Reading Club will be en-
rUlntd'to-morrow afternoon by Mrs.
Capt. Rowland Not Better.
Capt. J. H, Rowland continues 111 of
jmatlsm at his home in this city.
He aanaot walk, but hopes to regain
tfce ute of his limbs soon. He Is receiv-
lV friends every day,
Snow Four Feet Deep.
1. V. Ahl arrived here last week
from Wisconsin to speud the winter.
He says t'u wathr there was too cold
for him. Snow tkrM or four fwt dp,
ALL RIGHT AGAIN
Railroad Demoralized Saturday
-Landslide at Rock Haven
Trains on Time Monday-Big
Bunch of Mail January 13.
CONDITIONS BETTER NOW.
Several cf the trains on the Hender
son Route got a rest Saturday night
and Sunday, as another landslide oc
curred near Rock Haven. A force of
men and steam shovels soon removed
the earth and debris of the slide and by
Monday morning every train was put
on and the track was clear again
Monday bags and bags of mail were
received as there were no trains to
bring the Saturday mail until Monday
morning. It all got here just the same
and "was up" before those anxiously
waiting knew it. A pamphlet of 'parcels
post information was also put in each
box by Postmaster Oelze which will be
very convenient for those wanting to
know how to send a parcel.
Interesting Young Man.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stites, of Lou
isville, are receiving congratulations of
the arrival of their fine son. This baby
boy is arousing much interest along
the Henderson Route where his father
and grandfather shall soon have to
bring him for a trip.
From 6 O'clock Saturday, Jan
uary 5, to Midnight January
11, Ten Inches of Rain Fell
Record Kept by Mr. Piggott.
Dear Mr. Babbage: I have been
taking the maximum and minimum
temperature and the rainfall in this lo-
Icality for the past fifteen years for the
Government, and the following might
be of interest to your readers. From C
o'clock p. m., Saturday January 5, to
midnight Saturday January 11, we had
a rainfall of 10 33 inches.
During the time I have been taking
these records I have not recorded any
rainfall that equaled it.
W. J. Piggott.
Court of Appeals.
Columbia Life Insurance Co. vs.
Tousey, Breckenridge; motion and
grounds by appellant for oral argu
ment. Bank of Hardinsburg & Trust Co.,
Assignee, etc , vs American Bonding
Co., Breckenridge; agreement filed, ap
pellee given 3O days extension of time
to file brief.
County Court Clerk Beard has issued
the following marriage licenses since
our last report: Hubert Elder and Des
sie Beavln; Jas. Johnson and Georgia
Bowman; Leland Tucker and Dora G.
Martin; Otis Kissinger and Bertha
Evans; Peyton J. Henderson and Mil
dred E. St. Clair.
Married in Hawesville.
P. V. Friel and MIsj Ellen R,yan, of
Reynolds Station, were married in
Hawesville last Monday at the Catholic
church, Rev. Father Henry, of this
city, performed the ceremony. They
left immediately for Frankfort and
Ashland. Air. Friel goes to Frankfort
to take examination for county engi
neer of roads.
Victor Gillian Dead.
The Rev. Mr. Cottrell preached the
funeral of Mr. Victor Gillian Thursday
at the Cloverport cemetery. He was a
young boy well, liked at his home lathe
Persimmon Flat neighborhood. He died
A Can Party.
Mrs. T. F. Sawyer gave a can party
at her home Tuesday afternoon for the
benefit of the Carpet Chain of the
Methodist church. The -invitations
read: "Come if you can, bring a dime
if you can, and stay as long as you
Mrs. Robert Polk was hostess to the
Baptist Ladies Missionary Society
Monday afternoon and had a pleasant
meeting. Mrs. Silas Miller will enter
tain next month,
OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN REPORT
By County Chairman and Treasurer of Breckinridge County, Ken
tucky, Wilson Campaign, 1912.
TO THE PUBLIC:
Having asked the people to finance a clean presidential campaign
for a patriotic and feerlesd candidate, and having pledged ourselves
to publish a list of contributions, which wo have already done, wo re
spectfully now certify that amounts wero received by the Treasurer,
as published from time to time, and the total qf same, from all
sources, is shown by The Farmers Bank records, is the sum of Fivo
Hundred and Twenty-two Dollars and Eight cents, ($522.08); and be
lieving that the principle of publicity in public affairs lies the coun
try's most potent safeguard, we agreed to make public the manner of
distribution of the funds collected, and wo hereinafter do so.
This report shows that our county's democrats contributed every
cent asked of them by the State and National organizations, and they,
therefore, have a right to share the honor of a great victory, won by
proper means, and, further, an investigation, will disclose that the re-'
suits are not materially changed by our refusing to use either money
or whiskey to influence votes.
DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN FUNDS DISBURSED.
Chock No. 1 Fourth District Leader, 115 postals and print
ing thereon $ 2 15
Check No. 2 Jno. D. Babbage, letter heads, circulars and
Blanks ., 17 00
Check No. 3 Bemis Sign Co., one banner 5 25
Check No. i. W. O. Davis, treasurer State Campaign Com
Check No. 5 Lewisport Ban i, part railroad fare 22 10
Check No. 6 Lewisport Band, music , 22 50
Check No. 7 Jno. D. Babbage, printing; bal. band fares . 42 75
Check No. 8 Ed. Gregory, posting notices for rally 2 00
Check No. 9- Fourth District Leader, publishing to date . 7 20
Check No. 10 Hon. Woodson May, anti-Powers fund 10 00
Check No. 11 Shaderick Nichols, expenses from Confeder
ate Homo ,. i 2 50
Check No. 12 To Wilson and Marshall League 10 00
Check No. 13 W. S. Ball, Postmaster's account 2(5 57
Check No. 14 L. Walker, account rendered
Check No. 15 Jubal Hook, Jr., dinner for band .
Check No. 10 T. J. Hook, conveyance of committee ..-
Check No. J7 B. F. Beard, for City Hall Convention
Check No. 18 Fourth District Leader, -publishing to ddto
Check No. 19 Farmers Bank, rent of room ,
Chock No. 20 Horace Riley, janitor, etc
Check No. 21 Shade Nichols, return fare Confederate Home
Check No. 22-Jno. D. Babbage, circulars and advertising.
Check No. 23 Ed. Gregory, billing A. O. Stanley - 2 00
Check No. 24 Curab. Tel. & Tel. Co., campaign account. ... 12 47
Check No. 25 One Voter, railroad fare
Check No. 20 Two Voters, exp. to and from Knottsvillo, Ky
Check No. 27 exp. to and from State College, Lexington
Check No. 2S Jesse Kincheloe, express
Check No. 29 J. F. Miller, livery service rally day
Check No 30 W. S. Ball, wrappers and stamps 3
Check No. 31 Courier-Journal Job Printing Co., priiltin?.. 10
Check No. 32 Cumb. Telephone Co , balance account 1
Check No. 33 L. Walker, tolophono returns, courthouse.... 2
Check No. 34 1 Voter, expenses to and from State College. ' 5
Total to date $455 37
To total amount received $522 08
By total amount disbursed 455 37
Balance in Treasury
We respectfully certify that the foregoing reports of receipts
and expenditures, by us, was submitted to the Democratic Executive
Oommittee, of Breckinridge couuty, and was by said committee ap
proved and directed published in the Breckenridge News; that we
have on file checks and receipts evidencing the payments as itemized
in the disbursements herein; and the balance of $66.71 is now in the
Farmers Bank and subject to chock of the Chairman and orders of
the Committee. This January 10, 1913.
HENRY DeHAVEN MOORMAN,
Chairman Breckinridge County Executive
and. Campaign Committees.
JNO. D. SHAW,
Treasurer Campaign Committee, 1912.
STATE OF KENTUCKY, )s.
County of Breckinridge f
I, Paul Compton, a.Notary Public in and for the county and
State aforesaid, hereby certify that Henry DoHaven Moorman and
John D. Shaw, Chairman and Treasurer aforesaid, signed the fore
going report bofore, and being first duly sworn, say that the state)
monts therein made are true. Witness ray hand this January 10, 1913.
-, PAUL COMPTON,
seal 0 Notary Public, Breckinridge Co. Ky.
My' commission expires Jan. 31, 1914.
Mrs. WlckllfTo DeHaven was elected
president Monday of the Home De
partruent of the Woman's Missionary
Society of the Methodist church. Mrs.
Allen Kingsbury Is treasnrer of this
Ruben Miller Better
Col, R. A. Miller, one of the greatest
.$ GO 71
lawyers and a Hancock couuty produc
tion whom all know and love, has been
in a critical condition for several days,
but is better at this time. Hancock Clar
Cloverport Co-operatl'e Association,
Cloverport; capital, 5,000; incorpora
tor, J. M. Fitch, C. Y. Dohler, Marlon
Weatherholt, Harry G. Newsom and
BIG VICTORY FOR
He Kills Amendment to His Loan
Shark And Pawnbrokers' Bill.
Washington, Jan 8. A biff victory
was won today by Representative Ben
Johnson when the Senate conferees on
the District loan sharks and pawn
brokers bill capitulated and withdrew
amendments to the bill which Johnson
has been pushing. The bill will be
passed now, and the effect will be dis
astrous to loan sharks and pawnbrokers,
It increases the license from $100 to
&00 and reduces materially the inter
est they may charge.
The mystery surrounding the espion
age of Representative Ben Johnson
for a period covering several weeks
last spring, was partly cleared today
as the result of Information which, he
says, was given him by Major Sylves
ter, local Chief of Police.
Major Sylvester, according to Mr.
Johnson, told him last night that, after
reports had become circulated about
men shadowing him, he the Chief of
Police put his men on the case to as
certain if this were true. He found
that private detectives from Baltimore
were doing the shadowing, or part of
it, and that they were in the employ
of Interests opposed to Mr. Johnson's
course In District affairs. Thus, while
the Kentucky Representative was be
ing watchea, hi3 watchers also were
under espionage, it seems.
BIG PRICESf TOBACCO
Highest Average On Crop Of 30
Hogsheads Ever Reached In
A new record for the local tobacco
breaks was established today when one
crop of thirty hogsheads of burley to
bacco from Hardesty & Burke, of An
derson county, sold at the Planters'
Central at an average of $23.90 per
hundred, the highest bringing 33 GO.
The market was active and strong gen
erally. The local tobacco market was again
active and the offerings good.
The offerings follow: Old burley, 39;
new burley, 526; old dark, 10; new dark,
183 total, 753. Original, G6S; reviews,
9O. Rejections Thursday. 160 burley.
First sale Tuesday at the Kentucky
Louisville House sold 43 old burley at
55.75 to $H 5O, 98 new burley at $4 to
The People's House sold "5 hogs
heads of burley at $3 50 to 10.50; 50
hogsheads of new burley at $6.00 to
The Dark House sold 06 hogsheads
of dark at $1.00 to $10.75.
The Planters' Central House sold
230 hogsheads new burley at $."150 to
The Owen Tobacco Warehouse Com.
pany sold 35 hogsheads of new burley
at $3.90 to $19.75.
The Farmers House sold 114 hogs
heads of new burley at $4.50 to $20.00;
0 hogsheads of dark at $3.84 to $10.25.
The Hpme House sold 58 hogsheads
of new burley ut J4.9J to 20.00.
Danville, Ky., Jan. 6. William S.
Lawwlll, head of the Progressive party
in Kentucky and campaign chairman
during the 1013 Presidential campaign,
has addressed a communication to the
members of the State Executive Com
mittee and all county chairmen calling
a convention to be held in Louisville at
the Henry Watterson Hotel, at 1 p. m.
on the afternoon of January 23. In his
communication Mr. Lawwlll recites the
future course to be pursued by the Pro
gressive party and recounts its ac
complishments. Mr. Lawwlll declares that the Pro
gressives will put a candidate in the
field for United States Senator in the
primary next August and for every
county office in the State, and will at
the proper time offer nominees for all
State offices. His call is rather caustic
in its characterization of alleged politi
cal abuses of the other parties.
Removal of Bodies.
Mrs. Charles May and daughters,
Misses Eva and Kllzabeth May, have
had the bodies of the Walter's family
moved from the Cloverport cemetery to
Cave Hill In Louisville. There were
PARCEL POST WILL
Cost of Maintenance Much Less,
Says Lewis-First Week's Es
timate of 6,000,000 Packages
LOWER RATES DEMANDED
Washington, Jan. 12. The parcel
post will divert approximately $25,000,
000 of the express monopoly rovenue.
Into the treasury of the Post-olllce D'e.
partment during the first year of Its op
eration, according to an estimate to day
by Representative David J. Lewis, of
Maryland, the House author of the par
col post net. Mr. Lewis took the postal
expert's estimate of the number of
packages carried during the first week
of the operation of the parcel post up
on which to base his assertion.
Olllclalsat the Post-office Depart
ment have not compiled the total num
ber of packages shipped during the
first seven days of the parcel post.
From the figures In fifty cities they es
timate the first week's shipment will
reach 6,o00,000 packages. The totals
for forty-nine cities given out yester
day were not for the forty-nine largest
cities in the country, but for the largest
cities in each State and for Washing
ton. It is believed the fifty largest
cities in the nation will show a busi
ness of 3,000,000 packages during the
"The total number of packages
should have exceeded 6,000,000 during
the first week," said Mr. Lewis.
"There is only one reason that it did
not, and that is because the rates, as t
have said before, are too high and
must be reduced. Rates should be es
tablished that will bring to the postal
service for transmission all packages
under eleven pounds. Taking the 0,000,
000 packages to estimate as a basis,
the revenue of the express monopoly
will be cut during the coming year
about 23,('00,0G0. This money will go
into the treasury of the United States
for the operation of the postal service
without any expenditure nearly ap
proaching that sum. The total revenue
from the express companies' shipping
business is about $107,000,000, and you
can see that the purcel post will cut
into the receipts 6f the monopoly even
under the present rates.
"Of course, no one yet knows how
much of the pircel post traffic is new,
that is, traffic which has been created
by the new postal service."
Mrs. A. B. Skillman gave a beautl
fuUuncheon Wednesday afternoon in
honor of Mrs. Chas. B. Skillman, of
Morganlleld. The guests were seated
at two tables in the dining room white
candles with red shades were used
wi h monogram place cards. The cen
ter piece of the hostess' table was a
large red basket of immortelles and
Christmas greens. Three courses were
served. The guests were; Mrs. J. B.
Randall, Miss Georgia White, Mrs.
Payne, Mrs. John D. Babbage, Mrs.
Fisher, Mrs. Wlok Moorman, Mrs.
Chas. Skillman, Mrs. Nolte, Mrs.D.H.
Severs, Miss Margaret Skillman, Miss
Elizabeth Skillman, Mrs. Forrest
Lightfoot, Mrs. Leon McGavock, Miss
Irene Jarboe, Miss Anne Hambleton,
Mrs. David Phelps, and Mrs. Fred
Real Estate Suit
Suit has been filed in the circuit clerk's
office by Laura May Newton, Widmer
Newton, Thos. Howling, Warren Rich
ards, Etta Richards, George Perry Rich-,
ards and Nora Richards against Nancy J.
Richards, Win. Richards, J. II. Richards,
Malissa Richards, Louis Richards, Lo
retta Richards, Wm. Richards adtninis
tratorof Thos. Richards, John P. Sau
dersand Sarah Sanders. The purpose,
of the suit is to allot the widow her home
stead and to divide the remainder of
about 255 acres of laud among the seven
heirs of the late Thos. Richards, who
died without a will December 9, 1912..
E. C. Vance, Is attorney for the plaintiffs..
Returns To Cloverport.
Mr. Foster Heyser i expected home
soon from Lookout, Ky,, where he has
resigned his position with the ce&l
company at that place,