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BIBLE FOR ''
Head of. Mogitl, Wagon Co.
May Seek Political
CHRISTIAN COUNTY'S TURN.
Former Michigan Leader Being
Urged To Permit the; Use
Christian county will probaby pre
sent a distinguished candidate for
the S ate Senate next year in the
person of Hon. John, Franklin Bible.
Mr. Bible is being Urged by 'many
friends to permjt the use of his name
as Christian county's candidate,
,which would of course mean the
domination as it ia this county's turn
toname the. Senator. While Sena
tor Salmon is not averse to a renom
ination, it is understood that he will
concede to Christian the right to
name the candidate.
Mr. Bible came to Kentucky two
years ago from Ionia, Mich., where
he had been Mayor and also a nomi
nee for Lieutenant Governor, and a
recognized leader of the Democratic
party in Michigan. He is a native
Georgian and his wife, who died a
llew years ago, was a daughter of
fhe late Mr. John H, Bell, Sr., of
this city. As manager of the Mogul
Wagon Co. he has taken rank with
Hopkinsville's foremost business
men, and is President of the Ken
tucky Manufacturer's Association
organized last spring.
Mr. BibleMbears a striking resem
blance to Wm, J. Bryan before Mr,
Bryan took on so much flesh. He is
an orator t(f wide reputation. His
fiemorial address at the annual rer-
'ce of the Elks las., year Was" u &euj
of eloquence, pathos and eulogy.
He is equipped by experience and n
close study of public questions to
become at once a leader in the Sen
ate. His nomination ' and election
would reflect credit on the Demo
cratic party not only of Christian
cowity but of the State.
Speaking In Streets.
San Diego, Cal., has just ended a
test case in which the city proved its
right to set apart a certain district
to be kept inviolate from curbstone
oratory. The case was against the
National Workers "of the World and
the organization's sympathizers
the extreme Socialists.
Mrs, Nannie Trice, who spent the
summer at Monteagle, Tenn., has
returned home. '
V. E. WATSON.
Young? Railroad Man Falls a
; Victim To Typhoid :.,
W ' ' Fever.
HAD BEEN ILL THREE WEEKS.
Leaves a Young Widow Who
7 Is a Teacher In High
Virgil E. Watson died of typhoid
fever Wednesday night at his board
ing house on Sixth street, after an
illness of three weeks. His dsath' is
the fourth to occur in the city from
typhoid fever in the last two months
He was a flagman on the L. & N.
railroad between here and Nashville
and contracted the disease while on
his daily run. It was of a malignant
type and his condition had been al
most hopeless from the first. All
that medical skill and loving atten
tion could do was done for him, but
in vain. He gradually grew weaker
until the end.
Mr. Watson was 29 years old and
was a son of Rev. Ben T. Watson, of
Albion, 111. He leaves a widow, who
was Miss Willie Jackson and who
has been for several years a teacher
in the City High School. He was a
member of the First Presbyterian
church and the Masonic lodge and
was a young man of sterling worth
and wide popularity.
His lunerai services were held at
the'residence of Mr. Hugo Hisgen
yesterday afternoon at three o'clock
by Rev. E, B. Landis, assisted by
Elder H, D. Smith. The body was
interred in Riverside Cemetery with
Organized With Good Member
ship At Enthusiastic Meet
ing -Thursday Night.
The Christian County Auto Club
was organized Thursday night at an
enthusiastic meeting of the owners
of automobiles in the city and coun
ty. Dr. Frank H. Bassett was
elected President and John F. Bible
Secretary of the new organization.
A committee was appointed to pre
pare a constitution and by-laws and
another committee to sblicit mem
bers. A committee was also ap
pointed to arrange to take the mem
bers of the Fiscal Court to Mam
moth Cave in autos. at the Good
Roads meeting Oct. 4 and 5.
And Vigorous Protest Raised
When He Resigned His
AS AGENT OF THE L. & N.
Resignation Not Accepted and .
Mr. Hooe Still Is J
Mr. John C. Hoqe, the efficient
heal agent of the L, & N. railroad,
tendered his resienation several days
ago and when it became known peti
tions were at Once 3tarted calling
upon him to remain and calling up
on the railroad company to allow
him to remain here. It is said Mr.
Hooe's resignation was tendered be
cause the road was planning to trans
fer him to some other point. On
Wednesday Mr. Brasher, the chief
clerk at Henderson, was sent here
and the auditor was present to
check in the new agent, when a tele
gram was received telling Mr.
Brasher to return to Henderson and
for the present Mr. Hooe remains in
charge of the office. Just what will
be the final outcome of the matter
remains to be seen, but there is an
almost universal desire that Mr.
Hooe continue to fill the position he
has held for a number of years.
INCREASE OF EIGHTY-FIVE
In the Attendance of the Col
ored Public Schools.
The colored schools ofHopkins
ville opened this week with a largely
increased attendance. The attend
ance was 7C0 the first day and this
was increased to 730 during the
week, as compared with 645 last
The opening of the schools was de
layed to await the completion of a
new school house for the primary
grade, on the recently purchased lot
next to the main school building on
Second street. This building with
two big rooms has a capicity for 150
i and it is well filled. The schools are
under the control of the Board of
Trustees of the white schools by con- j
tract with the colored board. Mrs.
Peter Postell is principal, a position I
she has held for several years.
In New Jersey.
According to the latest returns
William Hughes defeated James
Smith, Jr., for the Democratic nom
nation for United States Senator by
about 16,000 voces. I
Saturday, September 28,
JURY MADE UP
Yesterday and Second Trial Of
) Murderer of Lee Jenkins
; Is In Progress
BUD, WORD CASE SUBMITTED
The Acme Mills Cases Are Set
, For Todav and Will Prolv
ably Be Tried
"At noon yesterday the last juror
in the Tom Slaughter, murder case
was Becured and trial was entered
into. Slaughter is the negro who
went into the store of Mr. Jenkins
at Edgoten and shot him down in a
cowardly and brutal manner. One
jury gave him a death sentence, but
the higher court granted a new
trial. The case is one of the worst
murder cases ever tried here.
.The trial of Bud Word, col., for
the murder of Ed White, col., over
50 cents, was given to the jury yes
terday morning. The final speeches
were made Thursday night by Her
man Southall and Alvan Clark and
Mr. Smith closed for the State yes
The cases against D. S. Shrum,
selling soft drinks without a license,
Frank Lyle and James Henry carry
ing1 concealed weapons, and Harry
Kendrick. gaining, were dismissed.
and a large number were continued.
Frank O'Dell was fined S100 for
malicious shooting and James Henry
$25 for the same offense.
Frank Lyle was fined $50 for shoot
ing with intent to kill.
Oscar Jones, disturbing lawful as
sembly, fined $25.
Dave Long, breach of peace, fined
The Acme Mills cases are set for
trial today and trial will very prob
ably be entered into.
Park Dramatic Company Com
pletes Week's Engagement
The Park Dramatic Co., will close
a week's engagement here tonight,
with matinee this afternoon. The
company has been favored with ex
cellent patronage at each perform
ance, the tent being taxed to its full
capacity on several occasions. The
company is a. good one and their pa
trons are well pleased with their ei
Opens Friday Night,
4 With the Charming Comedienne
fTHE YANKEE GIRL"
Supported by Chas. Weminger and a Company of 49. Carries Two 60-foot
Cars of Scenery.
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, OCT. 1st. ORCHESTRA $2.00, DRESS
CIRCLE $1.50, BALCONY $1.00.
Wire, write or phone the manager for tickets NOT LATER THAN 8 A. M.
. TUESDAY or the probabilities are it will be too late.
SPECIAL RATES L. & N. RAILROAD.
THE ELKS GIVE A GRAND BALL THAT WIGHT.
C. H, BLEICH, Manager.
An Unparalelled Display of Fall
Millinery and Ladies'
A HINT AT THE NEW STYLES.
Fair Sex Kept All the Salesladies
Busy Showing and Sell
Thursday and Friday of this week
were ladies' days with the milliners
and ready-to-wear merchants. The
streets were thronged with the fair
sex as they passed from store to
store. A few of them were wearing
new hats that they had previously
selected, and were anxious to find
out whether they had in their pre
opening day purchases really caught
up with. the latest styles in headwear.
There were many out-of-town ladies
who came in on the trains and in ve
hicles to study what became them
most, finally arriving at the conclu
sion, and very wisely, that it is best
to trust to the taste of the milliner.
The salespeople were kept quite
busy during both days and sales
both in millinery and ready-to-wear
suits were perhaps larger than upon
any other like occasion.
In millinery this fall there are
really no great changes. For street
wear the large hats will be much
worn, probably as much as last fall,
but the rule of fashion has cut them
down somewhat. Hats for other1
occasions are much smaller. In New
York this season feathers are still
much affected, and both in high art
garments and headwear brown is
said to be the predominating color.
It may be that brown is less easily
soiled and also that it harmonizes
well and at the same time it can be
worn by either blondes or brunettes.
Plushes in.many shades are also pop
ular this year. Fashionable New
York ladies still affect suits, hats,
hose, shoes and gloves of the same
shade. Of course this lightens "hub.
by's" purse.but Dame Fashion cares
nothing about that.
The three leading milliners of the
city, J. H. Anderson & Co.,Frankers
Busy store and Miss Fannie Rogers,
had on display Thursday and Friday
the prettiest line of ladies' hats that
they have ever brought here. Miss
Rogers deals exclusively in millinery,
but the two former are amonn: the
largest dealers in ladies' ready-to-
wear suits and they have eclinsed
themselves in placing before their
lady patrons the most elaborate as
vvel as Dlainer erarmentg that catch
tne iancy or tne gentler sex
In the Big Musical Comedy Success
Watch The Date
promptly, and not ml i nam
ber. Th4 IoUl lrRnlatiotu
require aWrlptlont to b
paid In advance
LONG OR SHORT
To Be Settled By A Vote of
Patrons of The City
VOTE WAS TAKEN YESTERDAY
And Result To Be Announced
In Time For October
Cards have been sent to all of the
patrons of the city schools asking
them to vote on the operation of a
one-session or two-session school
day. These cards were collected
yesterday and turned over to a com
mittee of the school board who will
announce the result and if a majori
ty of the parents and guardians pre
fer the single session it will be con
tinued, otherwise the old plan of
two sessions will be resumed. In
many large cities the single session
has been adopted and it seems to be
growing in faw. As used here the
grammar grad-s are turned out at
one and the high school at 1:30.
Ic is needless to add that the child
ren themselves nearly all favor the
short school day.
adays ladies are far more inclined to
buy their garments ready made than
ever before, for the large firms in
the country engaged in these exclu
sive lines of manufacture can furnish
anything that may be called for.
The O. G. Sprouse Co., the "walk
a block and save a dollar" people,,
had a special opening yesterday. Ia
this sale they made a terrific slaugh
ter, .in prices on wearing apparel,
hats, gloves, hosiery and almost ev
erything: in their very comprehend
sive line of trade. They caucrht the
crowd and did a fine day's business.
in order to add "tone" to the occa
sion they brought an Italian band
from Nashville and gave store con.
certs during the day and night.
Takes A Day 01F and Raises
$6,000 For New Railroad.
You can count on Hopkinsville to
ba there with the goods. It took
the business men just three days to
raise the $6,000 promised to the
promoters of the new Owensboro
railroad. Practically all of the
amount is pledged and the sooner
the road comes the better Hopkins
ville will be pleased.