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101 XHOPKINSVLLE KENTUCKY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 1909 No 138
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NOIDATES
ARE COMING
Talk To The People
J About The Race For
Congress s
x PKINSVILLE DEC I 2
ifi Hold Four Joint Dis
cussions In City
AndJCounty
Ions A 0 Stanley C C Givens
1 LaVega Clements candidates
the Democratic nomination for
gress have made the following
aking appointments in this coun
rofton Thursday December 2
130 p m
lopkinsvUle Thursday Decem
Hc 2 at 730 p m
embroke Friday December 3
130 p m
erry School House Friday De
cember 3 at 730 p m
MChe candidates are working a
nt canvas of the entire district
and Christian is the last county to
hi visitedTRAGIC
TRAGIC DEATH
JTRAGIC
Of Young Lady who Visited
1 Here This Week
a
tliss Pearl Doss of Marion who
visited friend in this city the first
part of the week was fatally burned
pB Mndisonville Wednesday after
IliM Miss Doss left here Tuesday
lit for Madisonville to visit her
Bister Mrs Thomas Herron While
Standing with her back to the grate
her dress suddenly caught fire and
in an instant she was a mass of
flames being literally roasted to
death Concerning the horrible
affair the Hustler says in part
Suffering from burns which she
received at 1230 oclock Wednesday
Afternoon Miss Pearl Doss aged
J22died at 11 p ml Wednesday
r
night all hope for recovery having
havinge
been abandoned from the time the
accident occurred Her death was
seen to be only a few hours off and
her suffering was intent Her limbs
were burned to a crisp and death
came in a horrible form She was
under the influence of opiates and
this alleviated the pain toward the
end
Double Bereavement
Mr and Mrs Edmund M Star
ling lost their little seven monthsold
child yesterday morning The child
was ill only a short while and its
death occurred at the home of Mr
Holland Garnett a few miles south
of the city Mr and Mrs Starling
lost a child aged two years about a
month ago and in their double be
reavement they have the sympathy
of a host of friends
The interment will take place in
Riverside cemetery to day
Woman in The Case
William E Proctor recently a
candidate for City Auditor on the
Republican ticket was shot to
death by Robert M Culley at
Second and Main streets Louisville
Culley waited for two hours for his
victim He accused Proctor of hav
ing assaulted Mrs Culley Before
he died Proctor said that he was in
nocent
Cooks Records
The records which Dr Frederick
A Cook the Arctic explorer will
submit to the University of Copen
hagen in proof of his claim that he
reached the North Pole on April 21
1908 are in completed form and
ready for the scrutiny to which the
university authorities will subject
them
roJ
JbedfordJRascoe
i
Mn W Forest Ledford and Miss
Willie Moore Rascoe were married
Wednesday afternoon at the home
of the bride near Roaring Spring
His bride is the eldest daughter of
Mr Al Rascoe and one of the most
beautiful and charming young
ladies of Trigg county
New Governor
Chief Justice Mills of the New
Mexican Supreme Court was ten
dered the office of Governor of New
Mexico by President Taft yesterday
and accepted Judge Mills was ap
pointed Chief Justice in 1898 by
President McKinley and has served
continuously since He was grad
uated from Yale in 1877
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I Hog Killing Supplies
Sausage Mills Lard
Presses Lard Ket
tIes Lard Cans
Cleavers Butcher
Saws and Butcher
Knives
l
See Us For Ohio River Salt y
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II F A Yost Coijnpany
INCORPORATED J
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SICKENING
SICKENINGWERE
I WERE DETAILS
Of the Manner in which Her
bert McMath Met His
I Death
LIVED ONLY 23 HOURS
Graphic Account of the Ac
dent Taken From Pem
broke Journal
The following detailed account of
the fatal burning of Herbert P Mc
Math at Pembroke Tuesday night
is from the Pembroke Journal The
accident was reported in the Ken
tuckian Thursday but at the press
hour Mr McMath was still alive
He died Wednesday night
As a result of a fire caused by ja
pan dryer becoming ignited in the
carpenter shop of W H Whitlow
Son on Jackson street Tuesday
night shortly after 8 oclock Her
bert McMath a well known young
man died Wednesday night
Mr McMath a painter who was
painting in the country for Whitlow
Son came to town Tuesday night
for more paint The paint was stored
in the carpenter shop and Mr Mc
Math and William H Payne a sales
man at Levy Whitlows grocery
went to the shop to get it On en
tering the building they lighted a
candle and began drawing the dryer
from a cask Almost immediately
the gas from the dryer became ig
nited from the candle and the flames
almost completely enveloped Mr
McMath In attempting to escape
he ran toward the back door of the
building but that door being locked
Mr Payne called to him to come to
the front door The flames extended
by this time almost entirely across
the house and Mr Payne could not
get to him without running through
the fire and greatly endangering
himself Mr McMath heeded the
call and ran to Mr Payne who re
moved his hat and placing it over
Mr McMaths mouth to prevent him
from inhaling the flames which en
veloped his body got him out of the
house and started to Charlie Gums
colored hotel next door for assist
ance Tom Ware a colored barber
was just leaving the hotel and heard
the cry for help and saw Mr Mc
Math was on fire He immediately
threw off his overcoat and wrapped
it about Mr McMath and by this
means he and Mr Payne finally ex
tinguished Mr McMaths clothing
which however were almost liter
ally burned from his body
Mr McMath was taken to the
office of Drs Payne Boyd where
his burns were given attention
While he was badly burned almost
from head to foot the worst injuries
were to his hands and feet and legs
There was also a bad burn over the
left eye and his face was more or
less badly burned all over
Mr Paynes escape from serious
injury was almost miraculous As it
was his hands were considerably
burned and his hair and eyebrows
were singed He proved a hero in
saving the life of his companion at
great peril to himself Great praise
is also due Tom Ware who came to
the rescue in the nick of time and
worked heroically to extinguish the
flamesThe
The building in which the fire
started was totally destroyed with
all its contents The loss is estima
ted at 1200 with 500 insurance
Herbert McMath was 26 years of
age He was born and reared in
Pembroke where bis whole life was
spent with the exception of a year
or so spent in Hdpidnsville where
he held the position of city clerk
He was a bright boy possessed of a
genial happy disposition and was
known and liked by every one He
was the only child of fond and in
dulgent parents and their grief at
his tragic death is most pitiful
About five years ago he was married
I to Miss Ora Twyman a most lovable
girl a daughter of Mr and Mrs J
K Twyman of Hopkinsville Their
married life was one of supreme
happiness and to the young wife a
full measure of sympathy is extend
ed
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock by
Rev W E Mitchell pastor of the
Baptist church of which the de
ceased was a member The inter
ment wits in Rosedale Cemetery
A singular coincidence is found in
the fact that a revival meeting was
in progress here when the big fire of
1908 occurred and the same was
true of Tuesday nights fire
ALL YERE DEAD
List of The Lost Definitely
r Fixed at 291
1
Cherry IH Nov 26 Practically
all of the bodies of those that per
ished in the Cherry disaster were
found Wednesday on a staircase
at the math of the third or lower
level Over 150 bodies were found
leaving a little more than a score to
be accounted for The miners evi
dently had died in the first rush for
safety in the explosion and fire on
November 13 The bodies were in a
great tangled masj completely fillin
the staircase leading from the third
to the second vein and were scatter
ed alongthe vein where they had
dropped before reaching the stair
I way
wayK
K OF P ELECTION
Officers For Ensuing Six
I
Months Chosen I
tonths
The ijcal lodge Knights of Pyth
ias on Thursday night elected offi
cers for the ensuing six months as
followsChancellor
Chancellor Commander Jno W
Tunks Vice Chancellor R M
Bradshaw Prelate Frank L Torian
I Master of Work W D Ennis
Keeper of Records and Seal W C
Wright Master of Exchequer Green
H Champlin MasteratArms Fair
leigh B Wilkins Inner Guard E
W Brown Outer Guard J K
Mitchell Trustee W D Ennis
ASKS 2000
I C Railroad Defendant In
Suit For Damages
Suit has been filed by Mrs 0 L
Hatch against the Illinois Central
railroad company for 2000 dam
ages The plaintiff claims that she
was alighting from a train at this
place when a servant jerked her to
the ground resulting in the liga
ments and muscles in her stomach
being torn and strained and the dis
placements of organs therein She
says she was confined for six weeks
is permanently injured and still suf
fers from her injuries The acci
dent happened September 17 last
The suit was filed at Paducah
Wanted
WantedSFIRE
SPARE
SPARERIBS
RIBS
BACK
BACKBONES
BONES
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SAUSAGE
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WIT Cooper Co
Wholesale and Ratal Grocers
I MANAGEMENT 11
Bank
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The success of a bank and the
safety of the funds intrusted
to it depend upon a judicious
administration of its affairs
Every officer of the Bank of Hop
kinsville is a practical bank
i er of lifelong experience
Its Directors are all well knowna
men selected for their business
ability and financial standing
The strength of this bank lies
not alone in its large capital
surplus and resources but in
the character and financial re
sponsibility of the men who 1
conduct its affairs
RanlrOf I1L
1L i A M a0 i r rr iv r r r w
Hopkinsville Kentucky I
on
THEORY A f1 D
PRACTBCE
Theory without practical know
ledge is worthless In practice you
will find that a checking account awl
other service rendered yon by a
good commercial bank is cf the
greatest value to the busineaJ man
especially when he is connected with
a prominent and safe bank like the
I Commercial Savings Bank I
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E B LONG President W T TANDY CiUex
JNO B TRICE VlcePresident
CITY BANK TRUST CO
CAPITAL STOCK OOOOOCO
SURPLUS EARNED 8000000
This Bank is prepared to act as Executor Administrator Gcvrrtion
Trustee and perform duties in all fiduciary capacities
THREE PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS
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A MATTER OP G3B3L6S
INTEREST
to the housewife for her Thanh
giving baking and for adequately
heating her home for the season cf
festivities is a supply of clean and
high grade coal We have our y rtl
filled with the best quality coal that
we have screened and cleaned Nay
for Thanksgiving orders at
UNDERWOOD BUCKNER n WEST
INCORPORATED
Phones Cnmt 76 Borne 1344
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FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
Only National Bank In This Community
Capital 7500000
Surplus2500000
Stockholders Liability 7500000
ISSUES TRAVELERS CHECKS GOOD IN ALL PARTS
OF THE WORLD
HAS REGULAR SAVINGS DEPARTffrJiNT
Three Per Cent Interest Paid on Savln s and Time Deposits
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When You Visit Nashvi f e
STOP ATtr
THE NEW CENTRAL HOTEL
The most centrally located hotel in the city on Sixth Ave North new
corner of Church street All cars from Union station pass withla tw
doors of the house Delightful Rooms Splendid Table and oil ttto
comforts of home No better place for shoppers Finq doublo
rooms for convention parties Within 2 blocks of capitol
RATES REASONABLE
Special Rates to Parties of Four or More
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