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HOPKIN3YILL1, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, DEdtMBER 31 , 1912
I HOMTNSVILLE -KENTUCK1AN
di tonal Comment,
MarV Gaynor, of New York, dis
cussing the ideal of George Wash
ington, says It is fr from correct-.
He says,. a matter of f act heww
of warm blood and prone to pasiion,
is contemporaries agree, lie
is known to have sworn like a
per ac tunes. is
pitted and be ha4 bed teeth and
other phyakal imperfection.
Sometime in February the Cleve
tod. a bo cnrryta 5v wows and
90 bacbelors on a tour arotma wi
world, wilt arrive at Saa Franeteeo.
J&xtX. started from New York on a
purely tfnatare trip, with flirtfn as
the principal occupation on board.
Mrr. Sarah Joheeer, considered a
pauper, who died in St. Louis, had
a baa; around her wlat containing
$fc,04. "She lived with a sister who
a)o bed a.big bank account shown
by .papers in her posseasion. -i
Commonwealth's Attorney Robt,
"life. Franklin, of Frankfort, resigned
'ridsy and Gov. McCreary at once
appointed victor a. urauiey,
4 T ... . i . ...
Benjamin W. Montgomery, Lieut-
Governor-elect of Colorado, died at
Denver Sunday as tbeesult of an
operation. He was 78 years of age.
Hotel McAbin. the largest hotel
in the world, has just been opened
in New York. It is 25 stories high
and extends 60 feet into the ground.
T I St. T T.nimfll nvtrl Van
1 Sckian one year for only $5, to
country subscribers only. This offer
good only a short while.
Five of the 34 hiking suffragettes
reached Albany in good condition
RatiirHftv. havinor wa ked 160 miles
since Dec. 16.
In Chicago the 1912 marriages ex-
eded those of 1911 by 3.QC0, In
Cholera among the 10,000 pilgrims
now gathered at Mecca and 1714
'deaths have occurred in four days.
Judge Chas. S. Walker, an Owens-
attorney, was found dead in
ffice, a victim of appoplexy.
John H, Varner and Mrs. Phoebe
N Allen, each weighing 300 pounds,
were married at Vincennes, Ind.
Judge Wm. M. Reed was elected
Prpqirtpnfc nf the association' of ciry
cuit judges for 1913
Gov. Wilson is back at Princeton,
after a visit to his birthplace at
Miss Violet Asquith, the English
premier's daughter, is visiting in
The Jamaica banana crop is 1,0Q0
000 buncheft short this year;
Seaebody may send you a parcel
to-mecrowl . Watch tb mails.
Congress reaaaemblee Thursday.
One more day of Leap Yaf r.
Weather For W.
Washington, Dec. 29. A disturb
ance, central Sunday morning over
the Lower Missouri Valley, will cause
local' rains east of the Mississippi riv
er during the early days of the week,
with probably some snow over the
extreme northern districts.
Fair wemther will follow and will
prevail during the remainder of the
we, except ot
- wruwrn porwon- h u. ,
A if bora xair vimimr uuu n u-
i Mm ot the week will m louowea lat-
D jp "TT - . .ftu -t..
'T er Wipi Uaeftjeo weairwr, who jtwh
ior snow, .
Mfec Aoni Belle Wills and Mr.
Uk Carter wf married last bat
prdV afternoon at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. "Fi A. Triee, by Rev. Mr,
frw ln.!naU Hva near Pembroke,
; n. iuin tn Wallow. &nri
and board with
Hopkinsville Will Continiw To
Jbwkh Like A Green
Bay Tree. .
flffj, JI1E I. C. KEEP 'STEP.
NewDepdtOne Of The Crying
NeedSi Old long Out
We-learn from an exchange that
the IliinoiavCentral Railroad Co.;is to
build a new passenger station at
This revives a promise made by
the same company, something like
three years since, that if the city
authorities would allow the company
to repair, paint and otherwise im-
' f pBf . lnaahort
time the comnany would erect a
station in keeping with the growth
of the city.
As yet nothjng has been done, or
even thought of, so, far as we know,
bv the comDany ir. carrying out its
promise. It may-be that the com
pany is' contemplating making a
start in the spring..
But therear?;8ome tilings that
force themselves (pcrj:ornsid?ration
at this time. The People ire con
scious of the fact that the I. C. is a
great feeder to Hopkinsville and at
'the same time kqqw that the road is
doing its share of railroad business
both as to passenger and freight
traffic. The Illinois Central Railroad
is a great corporation, but somehow
HopkinBville .does not receive the
consideration at the hands of the
company that it should. The city
authorities as well as the people are
patienc and long-juffering. They
do not expect great things from
railroad companies, but they like to
see fair play and justice.
Here the very air is surcharged
witl the spirit of progressiveness
and everything must move, as well
as railroad trains everything is on
A city that in two months builds a
ew Btreet from the I. C. station to
that of its competitor, the L. & N.
a distance of five squares, and re
constructs Main street for a distance'
of seven Squares, at a cost of $21,
000; completes a high school building
costing approximately $100,000;
builds-an additional hotel that will
increase accommodation for the trav
eling public nearly one hundred per
cent., spends from $8,000 to $10,000
in improvements on another; will in
twelve months spend $25,000 , in
parks, should not be ignored by the
Illinois Central, to say nothing of its
other feeder, the Tennessee Central
But "Rome was not built in a'
day," neither do our people expect
railroad companies to do everything
they would like for them to do in a
year, or two or three years. They
only ask that the railroads do their
part and keep step with the authori
ties and progressive citizens.
The outlook for increased business
the coming year is most' encourag
ing, The optimist is in exuberant
soirits and his eyes sparkle as he
foreeees what great things are in
L mf forthe tob4CCO
businees in the' history of the city;
thouhhe may not have a cent on
deposit, with pride he points to our
baaka mi aaa.te the newcomers,
"There are our four Gibraltar ppa
4p yof tacojuk with any. ef thea
nil a af;"' alreaW hh.heeira the,
steady roll thinachjjiery; and,
seea. the awoke rolling in gfreat vol
ume from the ttacJheftbe Acme
Milla, after an idleness, of throe
years; turning his gaze towards the
Illinois Central station, within a
stone's throw of It,
and way up
above the.top of the maginficentnew
Elks' Home costing $30,000, he
And the Machinery Will Begin
: Running HJn the 15th
Of January, ,.
NECESSARY MATERIAL . HERE!
.I .in i ii f
Sound Of Big Stewn Whistle
Will Be; Wekoaa, News
To All: ;
Eight mill wrighta are now over
hauling the machinery of the Acme
Mills, James' Moore, the. engineer
who ran the engines up' to the time
the big plant was steut down, baa
overhaule devery thing in his, depart-;
ment and is ready to turn on steaitti
wben the order is given. The small
er engine is running every day and
night to furnish electricity for the
millwrights and other men working
about the plant, but the big 400
horse power engine', looking as
bright as a new silver dollar, has not
yet been started. However, it
stands ready at a moment's notice to
start the wheels revolving and giv
ing life and energy to a great plant
that has been lying idle for three
years or more.
Mr". Mac Nisbet, who is to have
creneral mansrement of the mills, is
to arrive tomorrow, and it is gener
ally believed that by the 15th of
January the mills will start up
again. We are told that large ship
ments of flour sacks, bran sacks and
other necessary material have aT
ready been received, a general clean
hg1 up of all the premises, including
the offices on Campbell street, has
been about completed, wheat has
been nut into the elevator and al
most everything is now ready for
large force of employes to go to
work. Everybody will be glad when
we hear the big steam whistle an
nounce that one of Hopkinsville's
biggest industries has again started
up. Mr. Dunlap, we greet you!
course of brick on a sky-scraper
Again he lets his mind dwell on
tobacco warehouses of immense pro
portions that are to be started when
the spring bird's song is heard, and
in his mind sees Uncle Sam making
a beginning at erecting a $75,000
post office building, and he wonders
whyHie Illinois Central Railroad
Company should so long fail to give
its patrons a station that the city
would glory in and the company
should be proud of.
All our people are friendly to
ward the I. C, but.if it does not do
something soon there are a lot who
would shed no tears if (he fourth
road should be completed and give
the I. C. a lesson in progressiveness.
New Officers for the
The Masonic Lodge elected officers
for the ensuing year last Friday
night, After the election jewels
were presented to retiring officers',
L. W Guthrie, Master, and Past
Master Georgq Clark. The present
ation speech was made by Past Mast
er Judge J. T, Hanbery in his usual
happy style. The officers are:
William H. CumminB, Jr., W. M.
W, E. Williamson, S. W.
J, C Haydon. J. W.
Joe McCarroll, Jr., Treasurer.
E. C. Frye, Secretary.
J. B. Gerard, S. D.
Leslie Boxler. J. D.
Isaac Hart ad J, T. Wall, Trus-
C. P. Asnby. Marshal
. J. W. Carlos, Chaplain.
B. M. Weaver. Tiler,
The next attraction at the Optra
House will be "East Lynn t," Mqu-
Thirty-ei Of The 40 Defend-
ants Cinivkted In Dyna-,
-THE UNI0 LABOR Wpp
.j , ; j f.,
Nearly Aul Of Ite Convicted
OaarWera Oicialt Of
JhdianaDOlis. Ind,, December 80.
TniVty.fcightL'j&bof nnlon .Officials
Saturdayj w$re founq .guilty of com
plicity; in the McNamara dynamite
plots, including the'wrecking of the
Los An gelds Times, building.
Frank M Ryan, president of the
International Association of Bridge
and Structural Iron Workers, was
among those convicted. He with
others, was accused of unlawfully
transporting dangerous explosives
on interstate passenger trains. Two
defendants were found not guilty.1
They are Daniel Buckley, of Daven
port, Iowa, and Herjnan G, Seiffert
About thirty wives, with almost as
many children, are separated from
their nusbands by the verdicts.
, Almosc the entire staff of execut
ive officials of the Iron Workers'
Union was convicted. The only
officials not on trial were J. E Mc
Clory.Cleveland, now Stcretary, and
Ed Lewis, Sap Francisco, a member
of the Executive Board.
Chas. W. Miller, the United States
District Attorney, who spoke for the
"Nothing else, could have been ex
pected. The evidence of a nation
wide conspiracy which was begun in
local sluggings and assaults on non
union workmen and grew because
local authorities failed to prosecute,
became finally so bold that dynamite
was resorted to.
This prosecution will be a. benefit
to organized labor. It will purge it
of the rough tactics. The whole
United States owes a debt of grati
tude to that jury."
Aged Citizen Dies At Home of
.Mr. Henderson Wade, an aged
and much esteemed citizen, former
ly of this cityi died yesterday morn
ing at 1 o'clock at the home of his
son-in-law, Mr. w.ii. tiarton, near
Russellville. Mr. Wade would have
been 90 years old Feb. 25, next. Al
though of extreme age he retained
to a remarkable degree all his facul
ties and enjoyed good health unti
about a month ago. when he was
taken down with grip, which was
the immediate cause of his death
The deceased was reared near Fair
view and was a cabinet maker by
trade. He was in the undertaking
business here thirty years ago, but
'for the past fifteen years he had re
sided near Russellville.
Mr. Wade visited this city about
two months ago and was in the besV
of health for one of his age. Three
children, Mrs. W. Hi Harton, of Lo
gan county, Mrs. A. G. Boalea, of
Nashville, and Mrs. A, W. Pyle, o
this city, survive. He also leaves
two grandchildren, Mrs. Paul Winn
and Mr. 'ji.' Harton, in this city.
Mr. WfMsi had been a member o:
the Cumwsc)n4 Presbyterian church
for mapyjiyears. He was a most ex
celet :ithrn and had mw'y friends
who. wjll bear .with sincere regret of
his d'MHise., -V v
The roiwfcs arrived here Ias night
ana wmiw stmn iruiu in irfffi im
the residence of Mr,, A. W, v Pyle,
where funeral services will be held
this morning at 10 o'clgck by Bev. J,
B, Kshman. The iatermnpfc will
Hopkinsville Growing and Many
New Houses Are Oc
cupied. (ffliNGES OF BUSINESS
Houses. For Rent Have
Taken as Fist as
There is never . a time when cot
tasres and pretentious, residences are
riot in demand litre. It is true that
the cityis already'feo compactiy built
that vacant lots near the business
center cannot be obtained, but in
1912 a large number of homes more
remote froth business were built and
most of tftd owners had either leased
them or moved into them before
Uhnstmas drew near. UI course
thsscf homes cannot be found in the
last city directory and at the end of
3 a' new edition wili be almost an
There are not as many changes of
homes this year as usual, not that
the influx from the county is less
than formerly, bt it is due to the
fact that the desire of every man to
own his home is becoming more gen
In order to keep pace with the
moving spirit prevailing at the end
of the year we.havebeen able to get
"a line'' on some of the changes al
ready made and contemplated.
Saxe McCormack, from 116 North
Liberty street to 107' South Camp
W. R. Wheeler from 107 South
Campbell to South Virginia and
Lander Meacham, of Gracey, will
move to the city and live in a cot
tage at 108 West Seventeenth street.
He has accepted a position with the
Planters' Hardware Co.
James W. Lander has moved to
the city from LaFayette and is occu
pying the cottage lately occupied by
L. W. Guthrie, 511 South Virginia.
L. W. Guthrie has moved into his
new home on West Fifteenth street,
Mrs. J. P. Bell, from 903 South
Virginiu street to the home of Mrs.
West, 515 East Sixteenth street.
Mr. John F. E'lis and sister are
moving today into their new home
on South Virginia street.
Mrs. L. Nash, with Bassett'& Co.,
has rented the house occupied by
Mrs. John P. Bell and will take
roomers. Messrs Fred . Jackson and
George Lackey have already secured
rooms with Mrs. Nash.
GONE TO FRANKFORT
To Accept Position in Office of
Supt of Instruction.
Miss Helen Royalty left Saturday
morning for Frankfort. Miss Roy
alty has accepted a responsible posi
tion in the office of Superintendent
of Public Instruction Barksdale Ham
left. Just before, taking the train
Miss Royalty said that she didn't
know exactly what her duties would
be in Supt. Hamlett's office, but she
istprepared, to take up any of the in
tricate parts of the office work. JWiss
Royalty is one of the most expert of
shorthand reporters and has done
considerable court work; here. Prof.
Haralett is to be congratulated .on
having secured het services.
Opens An Office.
Cpl, "W. Ri.Howell has opened hU
law officer in the offices of Jas' B.
Aljennworth, where he can. UJoy$d
in future. Co I. Howell has r4
the ptactra' of hji professUm and'
13 acuwmuate lor the Democratic
orainatfon tor btate benUor.
Dr, Frk Baaett went to Naah-
. WAS 1912
23JHore WhiteCouples Married
' This Year Than In Jeai
COLORED INCREASE-WAS 30.
Dearth in Matrimonial " Market
" in "Midsummer Made
The. year 1912 was leapyear, but
durjng midsummer there were very
few marriages, the- dearth actually
encroaching on the ; first two. fall
months. In November there was a
noticeable activity in the matrimon
ial market and the move from sin
gle blessedness into the joys of mar
ried life attained such velocity that
in ten days 25 applications were
made at the County Clerk's window
for license. This was kept up until
after Christmas day.
During the year 224 licenses were
issued to whites, against 201 for the
This year 231 licenses were issued
to colored people, against 201 last
The total this year was 455, against
432 in 1911,
These figurswere taken from the
records in the 'office of County Clerk
Stowe Monday afternoon, with Tuec
day to be accounted for.
There were really more than 455
marriages in the county during the
year just closed. Quite a number
of licenses were purchased in other
counties and the rites of matrimony
solemnized in Christian. This in
crease of 21 is a prettv good indi
cation of the continued growth of
the county in population in the past
twelve months the more young
people there are, the more marrying
there is going to be.
And Gave the Watchers a Real
Richard Brindlav, of Palmyra,
Tenn., went to the Yellow Creek to
visit Wednesday. While there he
was taken with colic and after a few
hours of suffering apparently died..
His wife was notified and all arrange
ments made for burial, his wife go
ing with a burial suit. While-alone
with the night watchers they were
surprised to hear a deep breath, and
when they approached the supposed
corpse he coughed once or twice and
opened his eyes. The watchers were
so awed they aroused the family.
who went to the room to find the
man sitting up instead of a corpse.
Brindlay returned home next day.
Three of the Sun and Two c-
the Moon. -
There will be five eclipses in the
year 1913, three of-the sun and two
of the moon, as follows: Total of
the moon March. 22, partially visible
in the Understates. Partial of the
sun April 6. Partial of the sun Aug.
31Kinysirin the United S'area,
Total.pfjtha moon Sept. i5, invisible
in, the.'Eastern Unlfed States. Par
tial of the sun Sept. 30. visible in
the Indian ocean and south polar
The NewYork America nicks out
.y'r.Li.. 1 ...
auuKojnec mem per s, as lonows:
JDeecretary of State
J. Bryan. Attorney Genera
A. M. Palmer, Pa. Postmaster
eral A. S. Burleson, Tex.
tsry of the Navy Josephua
N, C, Secretary of Inter
win L. Norrls.