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pr omistly, mi4 not islvi s fttiH
bcr. Th Portal ieu)M0M
require gi-bitcrfpllOM to
paid In advance
IJoPKmaviLLi, Kentucky, Saturday, January 11, 1913.
Mrs. Jnm H. kaArfmn, of Knox-
v'.lje, i in t eitjr rWtfw rekt ves.
Mrs, H. G. lUmhiiw, who spent a
couple of weka hi Mempfcta, hm rt
Mrs. Wm. OrWt, f White Plains,
. t r tu a.am a
is vmting mri, . v jwaeuu, un
Mrs. Harry E. Johnson left Mon
day lor Atlanta, Ga., after a visit
br. She wae acMinpanied by Mr;.
Jeeopk Beexley, ytim will not return
to the city for atirarat weeks.
Mies Marguerite Bright, of Louk-
ville, h visiting hr, eouein, Mies
Ed.ith Morris, West SkivfMeenth
Miss Julia Wallace, who hM .been
book-keeper for thi Hopkintyille
Water Co. for the past six years, has
accepted a position with, the City
,k Bank and Trust Co., and will enter
eFoann hpr dutiM next MondaV. '
Mm Cornelia Hooser has accepted
a position in the office of the Hop-
U K1IAVI fB IIB161 JV4
W. T. Tandy, President ot the
Citv Bank and Trust Co., wae in
Louisville this week.
Mrs. JohnW. Cowherd, of Cadiz,
haa returned home after a visit to
Mrs. Will Kimmons, '
Meeting Called For Tomorrow
To Consider Business Mat
ters. President Frank Bassett has called
a1 meeting of the Kitty League di
rectors for to-morrow at Clarksville,
Tenn. The business for the 1912
season will be settled and plan3 for
the approaching season will be cor
sidered. Owensboro, Ky., is men
tioned to take the place of Evans
ville, Ind which will probably drop
HELD IN $1,000 BOND
For Passing Worthless Checks
on Half a Dozea Parties.
Minus Blank was tried before
Judge Knight Friday afternoon on
the charge of passing worthless
checks. He was tried on six cases
and the evidence was such -as to
warrant Judge Knight in holding
him over tothe February grand
jury $20Q each in four cases and
$100 each in two cases.
The checks were given .for small
amounts, from $2 to $4, on the Bank
of Cerulean to the Averitt-Stowe
Drug Co., The John Moayon Cc,
Jame3 O.Cook, C. P, Nolen, Dr.
Feirstein and R. C. Hardwick.
When the checks were sent to the
Cerulean Bank for collection they
were returned with the endorse
ment, "No funds to his credit," In
default of bond he was committed
Are More Numerous Than at
Any Time This Season.
The recent heavy rains were a
great boon to the farmers. Consid
arable quantities of tobacco were
bulked down in some sections and
Tharsday the largest number of wag
ons loaded with the weed came in.
most of It unstripped.
D, A. R.
Tfaa Colv John'Green Chapter D.
A. R. will meet with Mrs. ' W. R.
Howell at 3 o'clock, Monday after
NOTICE FAX PAYERS
Undr the kw, I am required to
advartiee for sale all property uswn
wkkfcalty taxaa far. .1312 have not
bWWd- I aw MW.BfariRtT the
liet tar ft prtoiar Md tiieae wbo do
not wMt their property sold moot
par tWr taxes at . I moat fol
low tke )w.
Tkia Jiawary ith, mi.
City Tax Collector.
' JLIJUNW V V' JLW1, JLJUa
Competed Of 13 Democratic
Electors To Meet
AND VOTE FOR WILSON
And Elect a Messenger to Take
'.- The Vote to
The ekctoral college, composed of
the thirteen Democratlc'electors who
were chosen by popular vote.pn No
vember 5, will organize in the Cap
itol at Frankfort at 10 o'clock on
the morning of Monday, January 13,
and at 1 o'clock, or very soon there
after, will case their votes for Wood-
m -k I . mi
row wuson tor rresiaent. iney
will also elect a messenger to convey
the result of s their voting to Wash-
ineton.- The Democratic electors
State at-large Robert Harding,
of Danville, and Harry V. McChes
ney, of Frankfort.
First concessional district Rob
ert Hezelwood, of Bardwell.
Second district David H. Kinche
loe, of Madisonville.
Third district William G. Goad,
of Scottsville. . 11
Fourth district Robert Le3 Dur
ham, of Greensburg.
Fiftfc district Keith L. Bullitt, of
Louisville. J)"1 -.
Sixth district RobarC. Sim
mons, of .Covington' '
Seventh district Green T. Per
kins, of Beattyyille.
Eight district Robert H. ,Tbmlin
son, of Lancaster
Ninth 'district J.ohn W.'M. Stuart,
of-Morehead; ..; ' -
Tenth district! Joel JE.- .Chiidersi
Eleventh district Carlo Little, of
Wheatlayd Grange Met Last
Week and Installed Offiicers.
The last meeting of Wheatland
HinnrrA nvoa ttalH Inaf' rrrolr nnrl fho
. . ' A. ,
following ofncers were installed for
the current year:
George P. Rives, Master.
J. H. Diman, Overseer.
Mrs. Annie Culver, Lecture.
R. H. Rivei, Steward.
W. B? Beiote, Assistant Steward.
A. J. Culver, Secretary.
C, S. Bradshaw, Chaplain.
Holland Garnett, Treasurer.
John H. White. Gate Keeper.
Mrs. Ophelia Dillman, Ceres.
Mrs. Kate Rives, Pomona.
Mrs. Mahie Bradshaw, Flora.
Mrs. Maggie Beiote, Lady Assist
Until further notice the meetings
of the Grange will be held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs., W. B. Beiote.
The following subjects will be
discussed at the next meeting, Janu
"New Methods of doing Farm
Work or Business," by R. H, Rives.
"Each member to Give His or Her
Resolutions for the New Year."
"Is True Hospitality a Lost Art?"
by Mrs. Kate Rives.
"What'Relation to Success in Life
Do Personal Habits Sustain?" by
Mrs. Maggie Rivee.
"What Breed of Cattle Do I Like
Best ad Why?" by Holland Garnett.
The HMeting wjll ba v.ued at 10
a, m. and at noon a t luseh will
All aa$Uaatg for membership
should attend this meeting so to b
initiated and ret the benefit of theae
For freeh Jersey cows apply to T.
Hi Major, Hopklnsvill,. Ky., R. F,
D." No. 3. Advertisement,
Mayor Meacham's Message
To the Board of Council, Covering the Work Done
During 1912, With Recommendations for 1913.
To the Council:
The year 1912 was marked by in
creasing prwperi'y in Hopkinwrille
and the municipal authorities teelc
the lead in progressive movements.
An entirely new Council, you came
into office with the beginning of the
year and though handicapped by in-!
experience and by a fee of besfeees
methods in some of the depariMts,
. . r . t
you have made some notMM im
provements and brought to cam:
pletion others that were under con
tract. Your administration may
well be prqud of the following
1. The completion of the magni
ficent new $100,000 High School
2. The construction of twelve
blocks of permanent paved streets
at a cost of $21,000.
3. The establishment of a Pftrk
System and organizing for the im
provement of the parks.
4. The completion of the $5,000
sewer on Tenth street and the exten
sion of the city s sewer system on
5 The improvement of the River
front, turning into a beautiful park
one of the eye-sores of the city and
converting stagnant pools into a pic
turesque stream of pure water for
the enjoyment of the people.
6. Completion and opening to
traffic of another bridge connecting
the east and West sides of the city.
7. Increased appropriations for
street lighting, fire equipments and
8. Establishment of a mounted
police service with good results.
9. Purchase of additional ground
for Riverside Cemetery and proges3
made on the improvements at the
10. Construction of many new
concrete sidewalks and valleys.
11. Taking official census, show
ing city to have 10,146 population
April 1. 1912.
12. Settlement of litigation with
Latham bequests for 76 cents on the
dollar, les3 10 per cent for collection.
13. Steps taken to establish a
$15,000 public library on the corner
of Tenth and Campbell Btreets.
A somewhat detailed summary of
the year's work is Here given
. x " ,
Theyear began with a deficit of
$2,400 in the general fund, which was
met by the creation of a temporary
floating debt of $3,000, which note
was paid in the f all.The bonded debt
January 1, consisted of $8,500 of
railroad bonds and $38,000 of High
School bonds. The school bonds
were increased during the year by
another issue of $30 000 authorized
Dec. 1, 1911. Two $1,000 railroad
bonds and three $1,000 High school
bonds of the 1910 issue were paid
off during theyear. leavingjthe pres
ent bonded debt, including $5,000
issued this month, $71,500. There is
no floating debt that cannot be
promptly met out of the current
revenues of the present year." This
debt consists of a small balance due
on contracts for public improve
ments, $1,200 pledged, for a colored
school building and ?500 appropri
ated for the improvement of the
Pioneer Cemetery. Upon the whole
the city's financial condition is very
satisfactory, tho deficit in tho gen
eral fund Dec 31 being $2,033.11.
STREETS & .SEWERS.
The amount expended on streets
and sewers reached the unprecedent
ed sum of $21,013 55. There is much
room for retrenchment and system
atic economy in this department.
This saw, when added to the addi
tional mm of $21,000 paid for Bitu
lithle streets, makea the grand tottl
for street improvements $42,000,
all but 9M00 of which was at the
expense of tho city.
During theyear the City Light
Co. passed into pew hands and is now
known as tho Kentucky Public Ser
vice Co, The Hopkinsville Water
Co. was granted a new franchise for
20 years. The two telephone sys
tems were--consolidated and are now
being run as the Chrietian-Todd Tel
ephone Co. There Have been no se
rious difficulties td adjust with any of
the corporations Having contracts
with or doing business in the city.
' The affairs of Riverside Cemetery
were not jglven the attention they
deserved during -the year. The im
provements hegattduring the pre
vious year-at the southern entrance
were not entirely completed, the
driveways "still being without mac-
cadam. The unimproved portions of
the grouhda werernot cultivated,
but grew uo in arank crop of un
sightly weeds. Some of the shade
trees were destroyjKd by live stock ;
Dein-' allowed to get to them. The
Council purchased and graded a
small tract of land to straighten the
west line at an expense of about
$1,000. I again .renew my recom-;iauon
mendntinn. marin nnnnnllv for Rfv-
eral years, that' a chapeJ with a . aeaina m ine an,u 0,"uf
public vault be built. The proceeds : The mortality among colored paople
of the sale of lots is still bringing in
revenues amounting to a consider
able sum- every year. Last year this
nrna nhnlif JO KOft TViiB mnnon la
wrongfully turned into the general
e.,-At,to -a t- nUm.iri un
used to create a fund to improve the
cemetery itself ; and to erect the
buildings urgently needed.
The city was comparatively
from destructive fires during the
year. The department was kept up
to its standard of efficiency and suc
cess in protecting property. Its af-
j aifS were
well and harmoniously
conducted! The Chief of the De
partment, E.H; Hester, retired with
the close of the year and was suc
ceeded by E P. Fears, who had been
the Assistant Chief for several years
Few changes were made in the per
sonnel of the company. There were
46 alarms during the year.
Thayear was one of great activity
in building and permits were grant
ed for a number of fine business
blocks and handsome residences.
No single act of the Coui.cil in
many years has given more satisfac
tion or met with a more enthusiastic
popular approval than the improve
ments on the river front and the
establishment of Edgewater Park
for the pleasure of the people. The
volume Of water in the reservoir
above the second street dam was
released in the fall to flush the
river below and to make some minor
repairs and the floodgate will bo
closed in the near future. More
than 1000 persons patronized the
bathhouse, established last summer
in the new park.
During the year I dispensed to the
poor of the city 189 orders of coal of
$1,00 each, 105 to white and 84 to
colored applicants. The Council ap
propriated $25 a month for most of
the year to the West Kentucky
Orphans Home and other charity to
the aggregate Bum of $645 was be
stowed. With the beginning of the
new year there becomes available a
small amount of interest from the
Latham Poor Fund, to be used in
relieving the needs of the worthy
poor of Hopkinsville. Some provis
ion must be made for handling this
fund and for having an organized
charity commission. The disagree
able work of acting as poor commis
sioner has been heretofore imposed
as a burden on the Mayor outside of
the duties of his office. Caring for
the poor must in future become an
important department, involving the
responsible duty of distributing a
sacred trust fund and passing upon
many applications pf every conceiva
ble kind and requiring a great deal
of clerical work and . tho making out
of systematic reports once a year.
Until the Council makes some pro
visions for this new branch of busi
ness, the fund must remain unused.
The police department, consisting
of twelve members, has done a
good j ear's work. There were but
three cases of discipline during the
year one short suspension for a
minor breach of rules, one' case of
drunkenness resulting in a prompt
retirement of the offending officer
and an unfortunate scandal that
caused the indefinite, suspension of
one of the officers. The caBh col
lections of fines and cbsts amounted
to $6858 06 and other collections of
the department ran the total up to
$7381 56. an increase of about $900.
There were 1336 arrests, an increase
0j 33 over
The records of the' Health depart
ment have been improved and sani-
1 . . 1 t
looked after in a
way. There were
was nearly twice as great as among
white. There were 61 deaths of
white and 112 of colored people.
The births of whites exceeded the
defth by 21. while the deaths of
colored persons exceeded the births
I hv '41
The city on June 26th came into
actual possession of the two small
parks left by the lute John C. Lath-
am Aug. 18, 1909. Three valuable
years were lost in improving the
parks by unfortunate litigation thatj
eventually cost the city about $32.
000 It was too late to start thv.
work last year but plans are now on
foot for vigorous work in the spring
The Virginia Park lot ha3 been
cleared off and an architect has sub
mitted a report upon the character
of improvements to be made on both
parks, including a public library
building on Peace Park.
The city has at last met the con
ditions of a proposition submitted
by the Carnegie Foundation several
years ago and a definite offer has
been made to contribute $15,000 for
a public library. The Council has
provided a site on Peace Park and
the faithful efforts of a number of
the ladies of the city, extending over
a period of about seven years, are
about to be rewarded. Several
years ago, under the leadership of
Mrs. Virginia Lipscomb, the library
was almost secured, but the lack of
a suitable lot prevented. The move
ment to secure it was again taken
up last fall by the Civic Imp-ovement
League and a committee was ap
pointed consisting of Mrs. W. A,
Radford, Mrs. Virginia Lipscomb,
Mrs. T. W. Blakey, Miss Katie Mc
Daniel and Miss Susie Stites. This
committee went to work with zeal
and enthusiasm and soon secured a
renewal of the Carnegie proposition
for $12,000 and the Council promptly
.provided the lot. Following this.
Mrs. Radford, one of the committed
was sent to New York and by a
personal interview with Manager
Bsrtram of the Carnegie Foundation
secured an increase of $3000 in the
amount to be contributed. A board
of directors has already been ap
pointed by tho Mayor and confirmed
by the Council and is ready to begin
operations at once. In making up
the board I selected the members
with reference to their fitness for
the work in hand and I am glad to
report that their appointment has
not only beeh satisfactory to your
honorable body but has met with
the cordial approval of the people of
the, city. The board consists of
Messrs. Frank Rives, W. T. Tandy
and Ira L. Smith, Mrs. Walter A.
Radford and Mrs, Thos. C. Under
wood. ' LITIGATION.
There have been no judgments of
(Continued on eighth page.)
TO THE MEN
Be Theme of Dr. J. W.
BAPTIST REVITAL MEETINGS.
Are Growing In Interest and
Several Additions to the
Church Are Reported.
The revival at the First Baptist
church is growing in interest from
night to night. In spite of incle
ment weather the crowds have been
large every night and the afternoon
services have been well attended.
Dr. J. W. Porter is preaching a
series of discourses that are arous
ing the keenest interest. He is
an evangelist of great power and
elequence. Tomorrow there will be
the usual services and also a great
meeting for men in the afternoon.
"The Death Supper" will be the
Dr. J. B. Hawtherne is quoted a3
saying this address by Dr. Porter is
the greatest address to mr n he ever
heard, Tho public is cordially invit
ed to the services from day to day.
There have already been a number
of additions to the church.
Services Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7
Morning subject: "The Import-
'The Bible Doc-
J. B. FOSHER, Pastor.
Cumb. Presbyterian Churehr
Sunday School at 9:30.
Communion Service at 11 a. m.
Christian Endeavor at 6:15.
Evening Service at 7 o'clock.
J. B. E?HMAN. Pastor.
FIRST WEEK'S EYPERIENflA
With Parcels Post Here Was
Up to Expectations.
Postmaster Williamson's account
of the first week's business in the
parcels post department of his office
Bhows very conclusively that the new
system of transmitting packages by
mail is going to be a success in every
way. The following figures fur-'
nished by Mr. Williamson are inter- ,
lota! number of incoming pack- '
ages delivered through this office
Average weight, 1 pound, 2
Number of packages insured,
Total number of packages de
patched from this office, 355.
Average weight, 3 pounds.
Number of packages insured, 26.
Postage on outgoing packages,
This shows how quickly the people
of Hopkinsville and the rural routes
emanating from here, have taken
advantage of the new system. In
the first week of the new plan a to
tal of 731 packages have been
Dies at Home of Son in North
Mrs. Mary B. Mosley, widow, a
ged 84 years, died Wednesday at the
home of her son, Bud Moseley, In
the Consolation neighborhood. North
Christian. Death was due to old
age. The deceased is survived by
four children, three daughters and
one Bon. She was a member of tho
Christian church. The interment
took place in tho Harmony Grove
chuach burying ground Thursday.