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Hopkinsvill, Kentucky, Saturday, December 14, 1912.
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A Washington special pays: ".Rep
resentative A. 0, Stanley's candi
dacy for the United States Senate
probably will be announced at
Frankfort. Dec. 18. On Dec. 18 he
will leave Washington for Frankfort
vQ(fcl it is his intention on the day
after he reaches the Kentucky capi
tal to give out a statement placing
himself formally in the race for the
A denunciation of the legal pro
cedure under which a negro can
marry a white woman was one of the
many sensational features of a speech
in the House by Representative Rod
denbery, of; Georgia, in favor of a
I Solution he had introduced to pro-
'uvu.-i. t . i ' u:i. , ,3
of whites and
negroes anywhere in
The House unseated Representa
tive C. C. Bowman, of the 11th
Pennsylvania district Thursday, but
ntfsed to seat his Democratic op- J
ponent. uotn were neia guilty ot
A Tennessee girl lost her hand
while working at a sorghum mill.
Still Bvon that- too a tiohrr than
throwing it away on some worthless
cuss who. didn't work anywhere.
La Center Advance.
President-elect Wilson is said to
have determined to make Senator
elect Ollie James referee of. all Fed
eral patronage in Kentucky, except
appointments in districts represented
fcy Democrats- f
A man who fell 3,000 feet with a
balloon 17 years ago, in South Amer
ica, has just died in Canada. He re
covered atter many operations.
Gov, Aldrich, of Rhode Island,
recommends a law to . prohibit the
a. marriage of people physically or
Jack-Johnson baa been fined $50
for hitting a photographer who was
taking his picture while he waa un
Prince Regent Luipold, of Bava
ria, died Thursday, aged 91 years.
Prince Louie will succeed him.
The Association books will close
Dac. 24th, according to the latest
nr. J. H. Lackev. of Canton, will
move to Naehville about Christmas,
Girls, yeu'll have to hurry. Only
17 more days of leap year.
I-vi Sale Ntr Pembroke.
R, T. Chilton ft Son, who recently
told their farm near town to R. L.
Horn, of the Lafayette vicinity, had
a sale Thursday of live stock and
farming implements, Col. M, W.
Blair waa auctioneer and guod pricee
were realized, Despite the cold
weather the attendance waa large.
A JolIy'Occasion At The De
partment Hall Thursday
TURKEY AND ORATORY.
Speeches By Several Of Our
Good After Dinner En
The annual dinner of the Fire De
partment was given Thursday even
ing in the large dining room at the
Fire Company 'sheadquarters. Cov
ers were laid for 30 or 40 and the
menu was elaborate, consisting of
turkey, oysters, ham and numerous
other good things. The Mayor
and Council, several ex-councilmen
and a few special friends of the de
partment were present. After the
dishes were cleared away Mayor
Meacham took charge as toast'mast
er and for an hour there was a flow
of humor and oratory appropriate to
the occasion. Retiring: Chief E. H.
Hester, who has moved to his sub
urban home, made a farewell speech
thanking the company for their co
operation and the. city officials for
tneir many kindnesses.
He was followed by Chief E. P.
Fears, who has been a menjber of
the eompany with- the exception of
ah intermission of three months
about 25 years ago, for 28 years.
He made a pleasant speech pledging
his best efforts to serve the city
Councilman Dabney spoke for the
Council in his usual happy vein and
entertained the crowd with a fund of
humor and nights of oratory, con
eluding with a glowing tribute to
the fire company.
Rev. H. D. Smith and ReV, A. R.
Kasey were the closing speakers and
both dealt in many pleasantries and
tqld some anecdotes that caused
much merriment. They paid high
tribute to the efficiency cf (he, fire
men ami had something pleasant to
say oi me city administration as a
Stanley On Ways And Means.
Kentucky Democratic eongresemen
went into caucus Monday. As a re
sult Alben W. Barkley, of Paducak,
was chosen for a place on the Rtves
and Harbors Committee, Owsley
Stanley is to go on the Ways and
Means Committee and Ben J on aeon
will be chairman of the delegation.
Good morning 1 Have you used
Cold Weather Keeps Tobacco
In The Farmers'
HIGH PRICES ON BURLEY.
The Loose Floor Sales Here Are
Lighter Than In
The intensely cold weather that
has prevailed this week put tobacco
in. such condition that handling it
was impossible except the little that
was bulked down during the last of
the past week. Consequently the
receipts have been very light. The
first three days of this week there
were few deliveries, and owing to
the great need of small raisers for
Christmas money, the loose floor
men, more to accomonodate their pa
tron's than anything else, offered
their deliveries to the buyers.
Buyers are "out after the stuff"
and will take it on the loose floor,
on the wagon, or in the barn. There
were only about 35,000 pounds
bought this week, bringing from
$2 90 to $9. A new candidate for
patronage . came into the market
this week, Hancock & Jackson, and
their starting sales were highly satis
factory. These young men are well
known and they will establish a fine
Wednesday the three loose floor
warehouses' of this city held sales
25,000 pounds of tobacco. The
prices were regarded as good for
the quality of the tobacco, ranging
from $4.50 to $10.00 per hundred.
It is thought the sales next week
will be much larger, as the farmers
will have time to strip out a good
part of the crop. Clarksville Leaf
Chronicle. High Prices For Burley.
Burley tobacco ruled high at Paris,
Ky. The atteridance.was unexpect
edly large and prices realized were
from 4 to 41 cents per pound. Fully
200,000 lbs. changed hands. The
best average was on a crop of Tobott
& Biddle, of Bourbon county, which
sold at from $4.60 to $21.00. The
average was 19 cents per pound,
Liggett& Myers being the purchaser.
Here in Hopkinsville, without a
sudden rise, jn temperature accom
panied with much humidity, there
can hardly be enough money paid
out to small growers on their crops
to tide them over until the beginning
of the next year and money for
Christmas, as well as for necessities,
will have, to be secured by advance
ments by thebanks.Though the banks
are always willing to help such men.
they are averse to applying and
never do so unless they have to.
Gets Into Big Fight Against the
Combine in Louisville.
Rev. Millard A. Jenkens, a former
pastor of the First Baptist church
in this city, has gotten into the
Louisville Poet's big fight against
the coal combine in Louisville. In a
sermon last. Sunday he said: "The
rich can have coal at any price, no
matter how high it goes, but unlets
somebody stays the hand of merci
less greed the poor are bound to
Mr, Jenkens said a great' deal
more along the same line,
Whether fighting Satan straight
out- or arraigning his agents, who
care not for the suffering of hu
manity so they fill their purses, he
strikes out from the shoulder with
all his energy. Mr. Jenkens is now
pastor of the Walnut and 22d street
Baptist church of Louisville.
Rumor Says an Eight Story
Building For Next
OPPOSITE THE OPERA HOUSE.
Who Will . Erect Building and
For: What Purpose Not
For'several days a rumor ha3 been
current that by far the tallest build
ing the city may ever, have will be
put up next year.
The site is what is known as "the
Anderson lot," on Main street, be
tween Eighth and Ninth, opposite
Holland's Opera House. The prop
erty was owned by Mr. James H.
Anderson, now of Knoxville, Tenn.,
when he left Hopkinsville a few
years since So far as we are ad
vised the property has not changed
hands and it is presumed that Mr.
Anderson would not let the most
valuable, and only piece of vacant
property pass out of his possession.
Rumor says that a new eight story
building will be erected next year.
To what purposes the skyscraper
will be put is a question that has
not been Answered. When Mr.
Anderson bought the property it
was his intention to build a large
modern department store, but as he
concluded to go into business at
Knoxville his first purpose was set
aside and an attractive bill board for
advertising the four local stores of
J, H. Anderson &.Co. was put up.
The.gueseers as to what theiTew
building will be used for have been
busy ever since the rumor became
current. Some have expressed the
opinion that three or four store
rooms will occupy the base and oth
er stories used for offices, sample
Others imagine that Mr. Ander
son sees the great need of an apart
ment building and will supply that
long felt want. It is a fact patent
to all that vacant lots contiguous to
tie business section of the city are
not to be had. Both men and wo
men who are in business down town
cannot go to their noon meals be
tween 12 and 1 o'clock in an hour,
and they are the ones who would
readily take apartments in such a
building. It would be the same
with the doctors, real estate men
and many others in different callings.
We hope the rumor is true and
would.not be surprised to have it
verified, that the tallest building in
the city will' be built during the com
ing year, It would only be in keep
ing with the great progress,, ot the
day and such a building is greatly
Will Meet For Organization On
L O Brumfield, County Chair
man, has called a meeting of the
Progressive - party for, December
21st. Encouraged by the fact that
without organization the party polled
I over 700 yotee in the county last
' November, the members of the new
' party are planning for perfect or
ganization with a view of putting a
full ticket before the people at the
general election next year. They
stand for the perpetuation1 of the
nev party, whether they elect a
single candidate next year or not.
JThere Is a saying that a man who
squeezes a dollar never squeezes
his wife. After glancing over
his subscription book, a country
editor is led to remark that there
are a number of good married wo
man In his county who are not get
ting the attention they deserve.
Culver, Ind., Citizen.
This year we have
made a special ef
fort to buy things
that will be appro
priate and useful
for his present . . .
Umbrellas Linen Handker
Visitjour store before you buy we
will be glad to show you
REMEMBER Any purchase made,
if notjsatisf actory, we cheerfully re
fund the money.
Irving Roseborough Co.
A PRETTY WINDOW
Arranged by "Cap" Schmidt at
the F. A. Yost Co.
Window decoration is an art, and
it isn't every fellow that makes an
effort to display wares that knows
how to go at it. During Christmas
tide shopmen desiring to attract
trade know that a pretty window,
next to newspaper advertising, is
the best way to get at prospective
customers who can't study out what
they ought to buj for Christmas
presents. Then it is that a window
display is effective.
Our merchants are generally "up"
on such work and are taking great
pains now to let the people know
what they have for sale. One of the
pi ettiest windows that ha3 thus far
attracted our attention is the center
window of the F. A. Yost Co. The
work was done by B. C. Schmidt,
one of the salesmen. "Ho has cer
tainly displayed excellent taste in
his arrangement. The color scheme
is snow and holly and the display of
the many articles suitable for Christ
mas presents is unique and cannot
fail to catch the eye of those looking
for something nice.
Socks and Ties
(To Match in Holiday Boxe?)
Fur Lined Gloves
Fur Neck Pieces
Attacked Before The Stat'r
As attorney for the Hopkinsville
Business Men's Association, Cbsrajty
Attorney Duffy has filed a complaint
with the Railroad Commission
against the L. & N. Railroad for V
reduction of the freight rate of 75
cents a ton on coal to Hopkinsville.
The rate to Louisville, through. Hop
kinsville, is 60 cents. It is haul4 to
Hanson and Slaughtersville at 60
cents. The rate from the nearest
mine, 15 miles, is 5 cents a ton per
mile to Hopkinsville. The retail'
price on coal is 12 cents a bushel and
3 cents of this is freight cost.
Quick Action. :
Elkton. Ky., Dec. 11. After,
thirty minutes of consultation .he
jury in the case of Porter Samuels,
a negro, charged with the murder of
Ben Coqington, also colored, near
Allensville, Monday afternoon re
turned a verdict of guilty and fixed
his punishment at death. The kijl
Ing took place Dec. 3. Saatttata
statMfg his victim through ta nck
with butcbar knife.