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HOPKJN8YILL6 KNTtlCKIAN, DBCBMBER JO
Efect Oflkm Fir tk but-
Moiern Woelmn of Aiiwrtw,
thir rHlMr meeting Friday mgfet,
elected officers for the enslf yeer,
s follows: J. S. Qaarles, Couneellorj
J. T. Hill, Advisor; ,J. M. Overby,
Clerk; 0. G. Barrow, Banker; Allen
Lander, Eaiorl; Claude Brasher,
Watchman; Walter Henderson, Sen
try., FARMERS INSTITUTE
Attendiirce Was Small Bat The
Stayaways Missed Much.
Dread of cold weather, tobacco
stripping, hog killing something of
more Interest that scientific farming
kept the farmers at home Monday.
but such should not be the case to
day, the second of the farmers in
stitute3, beginning yesterday. But
few farmers were present.
Curds as follows have been sent
Mr.-and Mrs. William E. Hamner
invite you to be pre3ent
at the marriage of their daughter
v Mr. Charles Mayfield Meacham
on "Wednesday afternoon, eighteenth
of-December, one thousand nine
hundred and twelve, at half
after three o'clock,
Who's Who? -
. That has been the question among
the members of the colored Grace
BaptiBt church f.or,some time. Un
able to settle the question among
themselves, the two factions carried
it into the Circuit Court. Judge
Hanbery sent Rev. E. Williams and
Prof. P T. Frazrfr down to investi
gate. The trouble may be over, but
when church people fall out they
arn the last. in the world to make up
and, forger. Rev. Lawson Majorp
was expected to preach last Sunday.
He claims to be the regularly called
, -Benefit Clay Street School;-
The managers, of the Rex Theater
are to give the proceeds of the show
oC. Thursday afternoon and night,
Dec. 12, to Clay Street Public School
for their library. Go and see a good
show, thus helping the children to.
get some good books. An excellent
program will be arranged which wil
be announced later.
Coroner Not Needed.
Lars Jenson, a workman at Devil's
Lake, N. D. fell thirty feet and wan.
buried under a pile of debris. While
his fellow workmen were trying to
to decide whether to call a doctor or
the coroner, Jenson called out' from"
under the pile "To with the.
doctor, dig me out." He was un
hurt. . Two Fine Horses.
Mississippi parties ' bought two
saddle geldings from G. A Mc
Elwain and J. R. Dickinson, both of
Trentont Ky., by Highwave for $220
and $240 to ship in car of mules
from Hopkinsville. Ky., to be used
as plantation saddle horses. F. H.
The Infirmary has been doing well
ever since it was established, though
the general health never was better.
Mjs." Wanda Williams, in chaYge,
ij conducting the affairs of the ir
atitution magnificently and is always
In A Hurry.
W, R. Russell and Mrs. Carrie B.
White detained license last Saturday
and were married at the bride's
home, neur Pilot Rock,. Sunday.
Each of 'tho contracting parties had
been married before and secured
divorces at the last term of Circuit
The midwinter meeting of the
Kentucky Press Association will be
held at the Seelbach Hotel Louisville
De, 29 and 27.
YoitkfMl Bride. -
E. 0. Starkf, ad 21, ad NeoaU
Coffraaa, Mred 15, wt married
HIS GIRL WAS LOCKEd OUT
Ymm New YwWi Reo WKt Mev
Inf Train Pr tutor Wn
to Mm Niimiirt.
IndMMwpolis travelers, homejrard
kound from Nnw Ynrlr. u "an
Amusing incident recently oa. one
of the- big trains with transcontinen
tal connections. About ten. minutes
before time for the train to leave
the station a young man and a young
woman, came aboard. 'After depots-'
iting tho various grips in the Pull
man they went out on tho back plat
form to Bay goodby. They wero
busily engaged in their own thoughts.
Timo for the train to get under way
arrived. When tho train started the
young man prepared to get off, pre
ferring to take the last few minutes
with the girl, rather than escort her
Into tho car. Sho turned a face sua
biciously alive With tears toward the
floor. She tried tho handle and
found that some industrious, zealous
"porter had locked her out. The young
man discovered her dilemma as ho
rwung off tho train. With the train
fathering speed momentarily he
faced toward tho front and succeed
ed in getting aboard long enough to
tnake tho porter understand that he
had locked the girl out. When the
Dorter opened tho door and beckoned
her in she still gazed back at retreat
ing dear old New York and tho im
- naculato young gentleman Tvho, no
3oubt, had her heart in his keeping
Dickson Doctor, what do you
recommend as a Lenten diet?
Doctor Cutting -out everything
except the tip to the waiter.
Sir: Eosebery, at "Peebles, last
week, said: "George Ill.ts supposed
to have said that Shakespeare was
'sad stuff ... I am inclined to
think no one but'a crowned sover
eign on the throne would have had
the courage to make it." I claim
Eosebery's admiration (unless, qb
is quite possible, I have it already),
for I have said far more startling
things about Shakespeare than ever
George III. had wit or pluck to say.
I do not desire, on this occasion, to
boast, and I therefore give only jny
initials as signature to this letter.
But I inclose my card, and remain,
yours, etc'., G. B. S. Punch.
WHY IT FAILED.
"Why did the elopement fall
"Wo had a signal arranged. Sho
told 'mo to come to her window and
make a noise like a robin. I did so."
"Then her father popped out and
made a noise like a shotgun."
THEY ALWAYS LIE ABOUT IT.
"HowM ho get his black eye?"
. "I think ho bumped a door in tho
"Ha, ha I they all say that."
'1 'think that because ho said
man punched him."
NOT THAT WAY.
"Your daughter dances with 'such'
graceful, free movements."
(tKn nimn I Them dnnnin move
ments of. hers is all paid f er." '
"Sir, may I have your daughter's
"Certainly, but bo careful it isn't
always Inyour pocket."
"Why do writers make so much of
"I'm sure I don't know. Anybody
can see through them."
"Hies Maude is quit a Mtofttifta
"Yr: aavoae eea teti that lrjr hm
all to keep them fresh
and dry with a Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater.
A Perfection Heater is a great comfort, too, on chilly
mornings and cold evenings.
It is the handiest and most reliable heater made. No
soot; nosmoko; no smell.' Carry it where you please.
All the heat you want just when and where you want it.
Descriptive circular tent on request; or, better still,
ask your dealer to show you a Perfectioa
Smokeless Oil Heater.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
(Incorporated Is Kentucky)
LooUtIH, K. Atlanta. Ca. Jaclnen. Mlu.
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RAIN AND SNOW
Predicted For the Latter Part
The weather bureau's weekly bul
letin issued Sunday, makes the fol
"A disturbance will appear in the
far west Tuesday and move east
ward and cross the middle west
about Wednesday and the eastern
states Thursday or Friday. This
disturbance will be preceded by ris
ing temperature and be attended by
rains in southern and snows in north
ern districts east of the Rocky
Smithson & Everitt
Causes Death of Aged Lady
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wortham
died Friday afternoon at her home
near Larkin. She was 78 years old
ir.d is survived by several children.
The deceased was the grandmother
of Mrs Joe Claxton, of this city.
The remains were interred in the
family burying ground near Ceru
A World's Supply.
The Brandon Printing Co., of
Nashville, has the contract to Drint
an edition of 40,000 rituals for the
aider of Knights of Pvthias, to go
into effect Jan. 1, 1913, in all the
REX PROGRAM DEC. lO
"IN THE LONG RUN"
Stirring Adventures on the ranch culminate in all 'round happiness and
tne arrest or
, "A LEG AND
The young man accidentally discovers
to marry is prettier
T AI O . O T H B R R EELS.
WENE3DAY "The Debt" (2 part Rex). THURSDAY "Robin Hood"(3
purt Eclair). FRIDAY "The Half BreedScout" (2-part 101 Bison).
tfith ample working capital, exceptional collection arrange
ments, and a thoroughly organized office system this bank
das the ability and disposition to extend to its customers
every facility warranted by safe, conservation banking.
Jhree per cent interest on Time' Certificates of
BANK OF HOPKINSVILLE
Nat Oaitrw, President; J, MpPfajrion, Caehier;
H. I McPfeertoo, Awt. Cashier
S Drive Out
YOU know how
damp gets in
to linen closets and
It's no trouble at
Promised The Teachers By
Superintendent of Public Instruct
ion ' Hamlett Saturday drew war
rants amounting to $1,005,383,78 on
State Treasurer Rhea for the pay
ment of the city and rural teachers.
The money will be due the teachers
Dec. 14. There is now only $101,000
in the school fund, but Treasurer
Rhea said he would try to pay the
teacher half the amount due at any
rate, as be and Superintendent Ham
lett are anxious that they have the
L. & N. Makes Slight Changes
In time Card.
The schedule of two L. & N
trains'passing here have been chang
ed, the new time card now' being in
effect. The Dixie Flyer, which has
heretofore benn passing here at 6:27
p. m., north hound, now passes at
6.52, or 25 minutes later. No.. 54
now passes here at 10:10 p. m., north
bound, instead of 10:20, as formerly.
A profitable and safe investment.
A bargain at present values in a few
extra large diamond rings; will not
last long.' See them at
Former Mayor J, H. Hickman has
announced bis candidacy for the
same office in Owensboro.
that the unknown girl he is obliged
than he expected.
OUT UNDER THE STARS
After He Had Told Helen Whole
By 8. E. KI8ER.
For three, hours Helen SIbloy had
been waiting at Northport Junction.
Luckily tho evening -was pleasant, bo
that Bho wns not compelled to sit In
tho stuffy, dingy llttlo station. Thero
was Just ono pretty thing about North
port Junction, and that was Helen. If
tho train for which sho was waiting
ever camo and over departed again,
Northport Junction would resume its
habit of being about as unlovely a
spot as ono might find within tho tern
Whllo Helen remained the placo
would possess ono attraction that
would havo lent distinction to a far
moro Important and a far moro splen
did center of activity than tho Junc
tion was over likely to become.
Tho operator in tho bay window that
jutted out into tho point of land be
tween tho branching tracks evidently
had an eye for boauty as well as an
ear for Morse. As Helen walked up
and down tho platform ho watched her
and became thoughtful. He wonder
ed why It was that nature bestowed
her gifts bo lavishly upon somo girls
and treated others so shabbily. Tho
beauty that Helen possessed might
havo made a dozen plain girls fair it
it had been distributed among them.
Such was tho operator's reasoning.
Tho operator at Northport Junction
was a philosopher.
But Helen was not thinking of phil
osophy, and if sho had noticed that the
operator was eagerly watching her tho
fact neither added to her pleasure
nor. caused her annoyance. For somo
reason she was thinking of Tom Har
low. Perhaps it was because of tho
loneliness of her surroundings. It
was nearly a year since sho had re
fused to listen when Tom. hod said that
ho could "explain everything in good
time," and for months sho had thought
that sho was never going to have any
interest in him again.
Thinking of Tom naturally caused
her to think of Mrs. Danforth, tho pret
ty, young gross-widow who had come
between them. There was something
myBterlous about Mrs. Danforth. Peo-
She Was Thinking of Tom Harlow.
plo talked about her, but nobody seem
ed to knoW Just why. Sho had come
to Springfield a stranger and sho had
been careful to leavo her past behind
her. It had not taken her long to find
rlonds.and sho was quickly admitted to
tho best social circles. With plenty
of money, she lived at tho most fash
ionable hotel, sho entertained lavish
ly, and her clothes were tho talk of
tho town. Then, ono day, sho disap
peared, and on the following morning
Tom Harlow told Helen that It had
become necessary for him to go to Chi-
A week later he returned, but a sub
stantial citizen of Springfield had re
turned before him. Tho substantial
citizen had seen Tom and Mrs. Dan
forth together in Chicago. , Of course
Tom had assured Helen that it was
all right, but he had not explained
He had merely promised to do so "in
good time." And Helen had naturally
decided that tho "good time" could
never come. So Tom went away.
Shp thought over all this as sho im
patiently waited at Northport Junc
tion. A dozen times sho tried to fix
her thoughts on other things, but al
ways they turned back to tho old sub
ject. She became angry with herself,
at last, and moro for tho purpose of
trying to forget Tom Harlow thun
with tho hopo of obtaining information
she went' into the station nnd asked
tho operator if it was likely that tho
train for Medford would nrrlvo on
"Sho's Just reported fifty minutes
late," the operator informed her.
"Thero's a washout up tho road."
Helen turned away with a feeling of
hopolessucss and went outside again.
If Northport had looked dismal to her
before, It now seomed decolato. While
sho was trying to count tho appalling
number of minutes that she would
havo to wait, sho hoard the whistle of
an engino away up the curve around
the hill on tho main line.
When the long train stopped at tho
Junction Heln nv man step down
from oas of th Pullman, cars away at
Um rr. Mm pUl bo attention to
Ma, MippMlag b was a puMogw
wh h4 merely tppd off to tt f
breath of fresh Mr, but aftvr tM tra
nd gone on she RotKe'd that the
was walking lowly' down the ciri
path besldo the track toward the
tlon. For a moment she gazed
him, and then hurried Inside. It
Tom Harlow, carrying a suitcase
Selecting tho darkest corner In the
station, Helen sat down, turned her
back toward tho door, and waited, hop-r
ing that no ono would como in s4
fcnrlng something that sho could not
havo explained. Her corner was o
dark, and sho remained so silent tbM
Tom entered without noticing her.
"When does tho train leavo fow
Medford?" ho aBked at tho Ucket wi:
"It's pretty hard to tell," tho opor4
tor replied. "Sho's reported fifty mtaH
utes lato, but thero's a washout
tho road, and sho may be held up
That's oncouraglng" Tom remarlpf
od. "What I'vo seen of this pi
doesn't mako mo yearn to spend tW
tlltrht hntvt Whnnt'il ihn inmnW
"This is it." (
"iBn't thero a hotel of any kindf
"No, nothing in that line except tM
farm house half a mile down thetrafc; .
whero tho night operator and J
"I suppose there's no hackt"
"Nono that I'vo evor heard of."
"What tlmo do you light up her1
They ought to lot you uso plenty of
oil in such a lonesome place as thla
It's getting pretty dark."
"Just a minute. Hero's my call
Tho operator turned to his lnstrw
ments and Tom Harlow waited at th
ticket window, hoping there might
encouraging news concerning the tr&Ja
for Medford; but ho was doomed to In
"I guess you may as well make u
your mind to hang around here all
night," said tho operator after the la
strument had ceased clicking (be
spoke rather loudly for Helen's beae
fit) ; "they say tho track is washed out
in half a dozen places. Thero's bees
While Tom drummed with his finger
tips upon tho ledge of the ticket win
dow the operator lighted tho lamp lar
his offlco and then proceeded to illu
minate the waiting room, whlchr
served for both men and women.
For a moment after tho light had;
been turned on Tom Harlow looked bI
lenUy at Helen, who sat with her back
toward him, her head bent and her
face hidden in her hands. Tho opera
tor turned to his instruments, which,
wore clicking frantically.
"Helen," Tom Bald very tenderly aft
er ho had paused besldo her.
She looked up at him, and he saw
that thero were tears in her eyes. Ho
reached for ono of her hands, but she
drew away from him and shrank a
llttlo farther into her corner.
'Helen," ho Bald again, "I've come1
to explain to you. I supposed you
were already at Medford. I was go
ing there to tell you."
Sho stood up, and when ho again at
tempted to take her hand in his she
did not object
"Let's go outside," he suggested,
"outside, under tho stars, where I can
tell you everything where nothing
will bo between us and heaven."
Tho operator was busy, and did n,ot;
notice tnat the waiting room was
"You see, Helen, It was necessary
for Mrs. Danforth to take somebody
Into her confidence," Tom said. "For
some reason she selected me. Her for
mer husband, who was a scalawag, had
informed the secret service agents that
sho had been smuggling Jewejry. It
was merely a case of blackmail. She
had refused to support him and he
tried to get her to buy him off. She
needed somebody to help her establish
an alibi, and at the same time she
didn't want tho story of her troubles
to get out. So sho drafted me into
her service, and I couldn't very well
beg off. She was a woman in dis
tress, that was all."
"But why didn't you tell mo before?"
"Sho had asked mo not to tell any
body until sho gavo mo permission to
"Then Bho has given you permission
and you havo seen her again?"
"No, I havo neither seen her nor
heard from her. The man has made a
confession, and tho whole story is in
Sho walked away from him, crossed
the platform and stood for a long tlmo,
looking at the silent hills that lay doep
in the gathering shadows of the night
At length she turned, came half way
back to him, and then stopped, Ho
approached her, held out his arms,
"Don't you believe I have told you
tho truth, Helen that I havo told you
all thero is to tell?"
She did not speak, but put hor arms
about his neck and laid her neck
against his breast, whllo his arms
closed about her. Thus for a long
time they stood beneath the stars.
When they returned to tho waiting
room tho oporator Informed them that
the train for Modford would arrivo in
At Medford .Helen had friends, and
at Medford there wero preachers.
(Copyright, 1012, byW. G. Chapman.)
Too 14uch Enthusiasm for Idleness.
Ldng ago Itobort Stevenson sug.
gosted that a lad who played truant
might bo doing hlnrself more good
than ho who never missed a lecture.
Now we hear a professor declaring
"We are prone to forgqt that the
twin gifts of youth are enthusiasm
and idlenoas." All eur yeuag people
are terrifically la earnest about some
thing or other, pvt they have net
mch chance ef idleaen. Kyu tbe.tr
fauea are so enraalee4 tfcat sport It
self bediM to fee a. aMfcMttl buK