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Hopkinsvillu, Kentucky, Tuesday, January 14, 19'3
5L Editorial Comment
After a two dayB' debate, .he Sen
ate fixed February 10 as the day to
voto on thd Shprd-Kenyon bill
prohibiting liquor shipments into
state whre prohibition laws are in
effect. The bill wm called out of
e nlreon-hole th day before by
'the persistence of Senders, of Tenn
essee, who "slipped one over" the
sleepy Senators who were paying no
attention to the proceedings.
Madame DeTastenln, a member of
New York'sFrench colony, gives this
expert recipe for a happy marriage:
"It's only when the two participants
are cm an equal footing socially and
financially, as well as mentally,
mnrallv and nhvsicftllv that Cunid
jp f is sure of an ideal proposal and a
i k happy conclusion."
A scientist is out with another new
''fhing called the telecardiograph.
throws the shadow records of a
heart's beatings upon a screen and
by a combined lantern and camera
tends them by wire to any distance.
By order of the authorities of a
town in the province of Kiang(-)S
China, 39. lepers were shot and their
bodies burned in a pit soaked with
oil. It wiped out the leper colony
near the town.
Capt. Amundsen, discoverer of the
South Pole, is in New York and was
given a dinner Saturday night' at
which Peary presided. Dr. Cook
was not invited.
Mrs. Taf t on Saturday entertained
Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Harrison at
the White'House. the first record of
three presidents' wives being togetk
"In God We Trust" will be taken
off the new nickel and the word
"Liberty" will appear.
The Carnegie Foundation has given
l&O.OOO for a library to the Central
-"WTnivfirsitw nt Banvil e.
The Idaho editors, who. served ten
days for contempt, were released
from jail Saturday and were given a
popular ovation. '
Roumania also wants a piece
Turkey, although she has done
Over 3,000.000 packages were sent
during the first week ofCthe parcels
The vote was to be taken on the
Archbald impeachment case yester
day. CORNERS ARE TRUSTS
Indictment of Patten, Brown
and Others for Cotton
Squeeze field Valid.
Washington, Jan. 8. The supreme
ount of tha United States has laid
down the far-reaching principle that
'corners" of interstate commodities,
such aB articles of clothing and food,
are in violation of the Sherman anti
trust law, and held that as far as the
Sherman law was concerned the in
dictment in the New York federal
court of James Patten, Eugene G.
Scales, Frank H. Hayne and William
P. Brown, for "conspiring to run an
alleged cotton corner," was valid.
The case against them was sent back
for trial r other proceedings.
NEW FIVE-CENT PIECES
Design Is Approved By Secre
tary Of TheTreasury
.Washington, Jan. 12. The design
ofVrvew five-cent ptece prepared by
J. E. Fraziw, of New York, wm ap
proved by Secretary of the Treasury
MacVeaeh. The coin Vvlll bear the
word "E PIuribiH Unum," but not
the motto, ha God We Trust," und
the words "Five Cents" will appear
instead of the laurel ,wreath and
letter "V." It will bear the word
Liberty" and tha date of coinage
on one side instead of the female
LITTLE RIVER LEAVES
BANES THE BUSINESS
SECTION IS FLOODED
Two Feet of Water
.Main and Ninth Streets For
Electric Light Plant Submerged at 7:15
O'clock Saturday Night arid City
Left in Darkness. ,
The continued rains of last week i
culminated in an all-day downpour
Saturday, that caused Little River
to leave its banks and flood many
stores in the business, section of the
city by Saturday night. The water
reached a stage only two feet below
the great flood of Nbv. 19, 190(5,
when it backed up Ninth street
nearly to Virginia street. This time
the water reached about one hun
dred feet beyond Main and flooded
only two stores, those. of J. O Cook
and Bassett & Co., the water stand
ing 10 inches deep on the floors.
The water continued to rise until
about 10 O'clock at night,, when the
cold wave arrived just in time to
stop the rain and before dajlight
Sunday the river hadreturned to its , Agent J. C. Hooe managed to find
banks. enough lamps to light up the station
. : i n r. . 4 U.Jf ;
f ortunately tne rise uccurrtu una
time in the day- time and the merch
ants hud time" to raise their counters
and remove their goods out of reuch
of the water and no very great dam
age was done to stocks.
The water w. s 6 inches deep on
the floor of the I. C, depot at the
foot of Ninth Street aiid the cellar?
ofollttores on the West side of
Main street from 8th to 10th were
early filled and the heat plants put
out of commission. The Elks Home
was one of the first to be reached by
the oveiflow and many residents
along the river, mostly colored
families, mayed out before dark,
The City jail was flooded before
night and the prisoners were trans
ferred to the lock-up.
BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY.
The new iron bridge at Second
street, erected in November lull,
was swept off its piers and lies in the
water below the dam. It is a small
12 foot bridge of 50-foot span with
20-foot approaches on each side. It
is believed that it can be replaced at
an expense of a few hundred dollars, j
The City will probably raise tha con
crete piers several feet before re
bjilding the structure and get it
above the high water mark.
Down on Water street the whole-
Bile liquor house of Geo. A. Dickel
& Co. and the press room of the
New Era were flooded to-a depth of
12 inches or more.
The river ran through the livery
stables on the West bank and across
Seventh street at Elm street.
All day Sunday engines were at
work pumping out cellars and the
Kentucky Public Service Go. did
such effective work that they were
able to turn on the incandescent
lights Sunday night und the arc
street lights were expected to be re
sumed laet night.
Saturday night the city was with
out electric lights and there was a
general 'hunting up of coal oil lamps
where there was no gus.
A cold wave never arrived more
opportunely. A few hours more of
rain and the flood records of Hop-
kinsvlllo would have btJen broken.
Incident to the closing down of
the electric light plant was a general
hustling to nnu lamps, Canutes or
nnvthine that would shed a ray of
li(rht in darkened homes where the
at Intersection of
FROM ITS PIERS
use of gas in extremities had not been
provided for. It is not probable
that sq many lamp3 and candles
were ever Bold in one night.
The Public Service Co. had ordered
a new main belt from Cincinnati
and men to join the ends when they
shut down and had to cut the old
The gas, for a little while refused
to burn, but finally it "showed up'
aU right. . '
No services were held Sunday
night in the churches not provided
with both gas and electric I fixtures
Hotel Latham had about eighteen
inches of water in the engine room,
causing a' shutdown until
for incoming tra'ns.
The bltuHthi; streets were washed
cleanas a bowling alley,, while the
macadamized streets were washed
cleaner than they have been since the
hf aw rains of last May.
Few people came to town Satur
day simply because they could not
cr'S3 stream or culvert.
While crowds were seated in the
Princess and Rex Theatres, the lights
were shut off and the houses had to
The regular exhibitions were hot
interfered with. This is the first
time that The Rex has had a chance
to issue "rain checks" and they are
not anxious for a repetition.
The flood must-have, had a grudge
against drug stores, where soft
drinks are servtd. In Cook's there
was about eight inches of water,
the Averitt-Stowe cellar was full,
the water 'ust peeping through the
flopr. The Anderson-Fowler floor
had a very close call from inunda
tion. ' So far, with . one exception, we
have heard of no loss of life, but the
loss by fencing being swept away is
Taken From Chain Gang And
Returned To Eddyville.
Albert Harris, colored, who was
convicted of murder in Bell county
in 1893 and was sentenced to life im
prisonment, but who was paroled in
1908, was arrested here Friday on a
warrant faom the state prison com
mission, declaring his parole forfeit
ed and ordering his return to the
Eddyville penitentiary to complete
his Eentence. Last October Harris
wbb fined in city court for cutting
another negro and recently was
again fined in the city court for as
saulting a white man. He was
working out his fine, on the streets
and the officers had no trouble in
Mrs. R, E. Cooper who spent sev
eral weeks in St. Petersburg and
other places in Florida, returned
J E. Crider, of Fredonia, was In
the city Sunday on a visit to his
daughter, Mrs. Emmett Cooper,
Albert McKinneyDid Not Heed
Warning and Was Carried
THE BOAT WAS CAPSIZED
Pond River, Near
Last Friday Albert McKinney was
in a boat with a colored man oh Pond
riyer, below the bridge near John
son's Mill, about eighteen miles
Northeast of the city. The boat
was loaded with chains, wedges and
other heavy material. The river
was high and the water was running
swiftly. KcKinney expressed a de
sire to land, but the negro,, who had
thirty years experience on the river,
told him that the danger was too
great to attempt a landing at that
place. McKinney persisted in pull-
inff t0 the snore Betc-re getting
quite to land the boat was capsized
' and McKinney was drowned, his
body being carried down stream by
the raging current 2C0 yards. He
was f o u n d . vosterdav mornim?
tangled up in the brush. The negro
escaped drowning. McKinney was
a widower with no children.
MEETING JAN. 16
Of the Stock Holders of the
Pennyroyal Fair Association.
"Every Ptockht lder, or subscriber
for any number of shares in the
Fair, is requested to be presen',
Thursday morning, January 16th,
1913. 10:00 a. m., in the office of the
Business Men's Association for the
purpose of completing all necessary
arrangements and for election of
We especially want the farmers
that are interested in the production
of better stock and crops to be pres
ent. We are not meeting for the'
purpose of talking crops, nothing
but the Fair, but wo believe that all
live, widtt awake, progressive farm
ers are interested in a county fair,
therefore, we sincerely hope that
you will make every effort to be on
hand promptly. To the citizens of
Hopkinsville, and to the subscribers,
wo will thank you to be with us, as
this date will tell whether or not we
will have the Fair in Christian coun
ty. This will be your last chance to
aid in the promotion of such a pub
lic enterprise. Look at it in any
light you might wish, as an invest
ment, or as a donation, a county
fair is as essential to the welfare of
the county aa you are individually,
and we need more Individuals in the
city and county, but as an invest
ment this fair, conducted properly,
along business principles, having
privileges extended all fairs, there
is no need why it should not pay a
small dividend on the amount in
vested. If you wiBh to look at it as a dona
tion, you could not do better than
to make a yearly donation to such an
organization, as a fair, from the fact
that it is a stimulant to trade, and
as creating better feelings between
the country and town people noth
ing is more helpful, it is time that
we all cau enjoy the outdoor amuse
ment. We want progressive peo
pie, and we have that kind in the
fair now, but we want more Your
hearty eo-uperuWun u sil oaed.
For 7 l-2c Hooser Brown Domestic at 6 l-4c
For 10c Hope Bleached Domestic at 8 l-3c
For 10c Outing Cloth at 8 l-3c
For 12 l-2c Outing Cloth at 10c
For $5.00 Bath Robes $3 50
All Auto Rugs at Cash
Cut Prices on all Silks and Dress
Main Street, Hopkinsville, Ky.
FOR CASH ONLY!
With ample working capital, exceptional collection arrange
ments, and a thoroughly organized office system this bank
has the ability and disposition to extend to its customers
svery facility warranted by safe, conservation banking.
Three per cent interest on Time Certificates of
BANK OF HOPKINSVILLE
Nat Gaither, President; J. E. McPherson, Cashier,'
H. L. McPherson, Asst. Cashier.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
HOPKINSVILLE - - - KENTUCKY."
LOTTED STATES DEPOSITARY,
Only National Bank In This Communltvi
Stockholders' Liability 75,000.00
ISSUES TRAVELER'S CHECKS GOOD IN ALL PARTS
OF THE WORLD.
US A REGULAR SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Three Per Cent Interest Paid on Gavlncs and Time Deposits
The combination that the epi
cure goes wild about.
As an addition to a little lunch"
eon it has no equal.
LET US SHOW YOU.
W. T. COOPER & GO.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS.
L '. J