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Vol, xxxv
Hofkdutvilli, Kikt&cky, Thursday, January 16, 1913.
No 7
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According to th terms of b cor
tract drawn Up by a Patterson, N.
J Notary PuMie, William P. Du
moalin, m automobile salesman,
appoint! hi frRmd, Hendrik Knie
vjkfert to act m hta proxy w a marriage
'AetrMMmy to be performed' at Tho
Hague, Holland, within the next few
dayt. The brk3e is Mies Maria H.
Vamtorveer. After the wedding
ceremony Kniefert is to place the
bride aboard the first vessel sailing:
for America. Dumoulin is unable
to go to Holland at this time.
Robert W. Archbald, of Scran ton,,
Pa., for twenty-nine years an occu
pant ef judicial positions upon the
Pennsylvania State Bnch, the Fed
eral District Bench and the United
-o ia ire
"jKates
States Commerce Court, was Mon-
lt or! i nrltrtirl rrli!tw ViV tho TTntrefl
tea Senate oJT "high crimes and
misdemeanors," was stripped of his
office, and forever disqualified from
holding positions of public honor or
public trust. The Senate tried him
on 13 charges and convicted him on
Jan. 13, 1913.
The second jury in the Callahan
case disagreed and was discharged.
It stood eight for conviction and four
for acquittal, according to reports.
"Dock" Smijh and Andrew Johnson
were on trial, the men accused nf
the actual shooting. The trials have
been stopped for the present.
Through the philanthrophy of An
drew Carnegie, Evansville in 1912
gained two libraries, giving the city
the prestige of being one of the fore
most in tho country in its possession
of educational insitutions. The
buildings were completed late in the
fall at a cost of $75,000.
The Prince of Liechtenstein, a
little principality between Switzer
land and Austria, makes some of his
waste lands pay $10 to $15 an acre
irtjlraiHit g firs and shipping them all
"Hfcr Eur.pe for Christmas trees.
Thev stll for 15 cents a piece at
wholesale.
Fifty lawyers w,hb hope to obtain
for their clients more than $10,000-
000 uuniuRfca fur los-s of Mr and pro-
erty on the steamer Titanic, were
arrayed against the attorneys for
the White Star line ii. ihe United
States district at New York Tuesday.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes,
son of the poet, has placed his iesig
nation at the disposal of President
elect Wilson. He is 72 years old.
Senator O'Gorman, it is believed,
will fill the vacancy.
A lake 40 feet deep and covering
1,500 acres was formed at Stowers,
Simpson county, by the recent floods,
the public roads in some places being
18 feet under water.
Mrs. Mattie Clements snofjonn
ullene, a married man, to death at
rookhaven, Miss., after charging
him with the ruin of her daughter.
Tboe. O. Phillips, ot Harrodsburg,
who died last week left $10,000 in
hie will to his fiance, Mm Bewie
Brown, of Bardstown.
E. C. Burleigh, Republican, will
likely succeed Obadiah Gardner,
Dimocrat, as Senator from Maine.
B. A. Enloe. endorsed by the In
dependents, is leading in the Tennes
see Senatoral contest.
If Judge Archbald looks like his
picture, the Senate made no mis
take. Woodrow Wilson wu formally and
fiaally elected President Monday.
Judge J. P. Hobeon became Chief
tk in the ratation January 1st.
IfrwtHey are
the watch truet.
trying to wind up
With F. A. Yoi t Co.
J oho E. Bouklla, who was with
the Forbes Mfg. Co. for several
years, ta the implement defMurtment
has accepted petition with the F.
A, Yost Co. He entered upon his
duties Monday and will be riad for
his old customers to eall upon bin,
DEMOCRATIC
COMMITTEEMEN
B Elected At Precinct
Meeting On January 18.
A LI OVER THE STATE
Chairman .Vansarit Calls Atten
tion to the Rules Adopted
By State Convention.
At the last meeting of the state
Domopratic convention, the 'Demo
crats of the state, through their rep
resentatives, adopted rules requiring
the Democrats to meet at their re
spective voting places on" the third
Saturday in January, 1913, which is
the 18th, at 2 o'clock p. m., and elect
nrecinct committeemen. The sec
tions of the rules above referred to
are as follows:
Section 19. Said precinct com
mitteeman shall be elected on the
third Saturday, 1913. and. shall be
residents of their respective pre
cincts. The Democrats of thi3 state
shall meet at their various voting
precincts at the hour of 2 o'clock p.
m., (standard time) and proceed to
election of a committeeman to serve
until his successor shall be elected
by order of a succeeding state con
vention The retiring precinct com
mitteemen shall call their respective
precinct mass meetings to order and
shall preside until the massf meeting
shall elect a committeeman. When
there is a vacancy in the office of
precinct committeeman, the chair
man of the county committee, shall
designate some qualified . Democrat
living in tne prucuivi. iu u oaiu
meeting to ordr and preside until
he election of a chHirman:
Section 20. On the Monday fo
lowingsuch election, suh precinct
committeemen shall meet at,, their
various countyseats in the. counties
having nor more than'ene legislative
district, and in counties having more
than one legislative district they
shall meet at some convenient place
in their legislative districts, to be
designated by the respective county
or legislative district chairman then
in office who shall preside and or
ganizejylecting a chairman and
secretary tq said county or legisla
tive district committee, who may or
may not be a member of said com
mittee. The chairman or secretary
may be removed at the will of a
majority of said committee. In
counties containing cities of the
first class these meetings and all
other meetings of the, precinct com
mitteemen in the legislative district
embracing that part of the county
outside the city shall be held at the
county courthouse, or at some other
convenient place designated by the
chairman of the legislative commit
tee, of which due notice shall be
given.
The committeemen can not be ap
pointed, but must be elected.
Full copies of the rules will be
sent to every precinct chairman in
the state.
The importance of this to the par
ty can hardly be over-estimated.
Every Democratic newspaper in
the state is requested to publish the
sections quoted above.
R. H. Vaneant.
Chairman State Central and Execu
tive Committees,
John W. Woods, Sec.
Grand Officer Coming.
F. O. Neutzel, District Deputy
Exalted Ruler, of Louisville, will
Visit Hopkin;yillq Lodge 545 B. P.
O. E tonight and a special meet
ing will be held for hie reception,
This is his official visit pf inspec
tion and though he comes with
out notice an effort i being made
to get a full attendance of the
lodge. He aeks that degree work
bt dona and as several candidates
await initiation tWs will probably
be done.
PARCELS POST.
Say Express Men, is Not Cut-;
ting Business
Much.
To the question as to how tho par
eels post is getting along at the Hop
kinsville postoffico Tuesday mornig",
came the direct answer, "Getting
along all right " The answer is sus
ceptible of two interpretations: One
is that the business as to volume is
satisfactory and inert asing; the
other, not much business, and we
clerks are not worked to death. Of
course the first, is the correct one.
The clerical force at the postofRce
is always a busy 1 it cf people aid
keep their work well up, though the
recent beginning of the new system'
of the department entails more work
on the clerks.
The officials of the express com
panies in Louisville met Monday, and
after feeling their ground carefully,
told the Louisville Board of Trade
that the parcels post system 'had re
duced the handling of smaller pack'
ages leis thnn 6 per cent , while at
the same time the earnings cf the
companies in Louisville had increased
10 per cent.
There is one advantage the ex
press companies have over the par
cels past system; Packages that
are barred from the mails on account
of being too heavy havo to be sent
by express, and then the express
comp nies have the chance, if they
so choose, to pile oh charges ad libi
turn.
"BUSY DAYS
Have Come Again and Tobacco
is Moving.
Thus far this has been a busy
week with everybody that has any
thing to do. Tobacco, both stripped
arid on the stalk, has been coming in
freely, and now that tobacco is in
condition to take down and. handle,
a general revival of business, which
slumped a little after the holiday
trade was over, is imminent. It
can't be long before the large ware
houses will have to employ extra
force to unload1 the wagons as they
line up a quarter of a mile long wait
ing for their turn.
Theiuose floor men have been sell
ing what has teen delivered at prices
satisfactory to the raisers, but the
quality has not been of the kind
most desired at this time, though
there were some mediumly fair lots
taken at an advance of about a cent
per pound last week. Though only
about 150,000 pounds were Bold, on
account of weather conditions, the
offerings were all of low grade. The
season is almost unprecedentedly be
hind this year and what has been
disposed of on the loose floors is al
most altogether the product of small
farmers, who have defied weather
conditions to a great extent in or
der to obtain money on their crops
for family and farm expenses.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY
Made Defendant In Damage
Suit For $200.
Through his attorneys, R. R.
Myers, a citizen of the county, filed
suit it the CircuitCourt last Tuesday
against the Public Service Company
in the sum of $100 for alleged per
sonal injuries and $100 for injuries
to a mule.
In his petition the defendant states
by reason of the carelessness and
neglect of defendant to protect the
public from danger at an opening of
Main street at Seventeen street, on
the night of December 6, 1912, and
while driving his team on said Main
street, his wagon and one mule fell
into the ditch and he and his animal
were injured himself in the sum of
$100 and his animal in alike sum.
Padticalt Gets Institute.
Through the efforts ef George Ni
McGrew.of Bayou, Livingston coun
ty, a member of the state board ,of
agriculture, the 1913 annual State
Farmers' Institute will be beld in
Paducah February 25, 26 aad 27,
MR. RIVES
PRESIDENT
Public Library Board Of Direc
tors itfeets And .Formally
'Organises.
NOW READY F0R; BUSINESS.
Will Meet Again Friday For
..if
Further Steps In The Erect
ion Of The Building
The board of public library direc
tors recently appointed met nt the
City Bank Tuesday at 4 p. m. and
formally qualified and organized for
business.
The fol owiag official notice of
their appointment "."was submitted
appointment ."was
from the Mayor: ,
Hopkinsville, Ky., Jan 4 1913.
Messrs.
Frank Rives,
Wm. T. Tandy,
Ira L Smith,
Mrs. W. A. Radfoid,
Mrf. T. C. Underwood.
At a meeting of the Council held
on January 3, 1913, 1 appointed you
as u board of directors ol the pro
posed public library and your ap
pointments were promptly approved
by the Council.
Under the law, the regular terms
of these positions begin on July 1st
of each year. As the constitution
limits the terms of all such officers
to four years and the act of 1902
creating the offices also limits the
several term9 to one, two, three and
four years, your present appoint
ments are to vacancies in the several
terms expiring on that date. Reap
pointments will be made in time for
the full terms and the reorganization
of the board at the time fixed by
law.
The board is named for the present
unexpired terms in order that it may
at once take up the work of erect-in-'
a building and have it ready by
the date for permanent organization,
at which time the city's fiscal year
also begins. I have selected you for
these responsible positions because
of-your fitness for the work to be
done. You will, 1 trust, accept the
offices, meet ac your earliest conven
ience, take the oath required of you
by the constitution, and at once en
ter upon your duties, which I am
sorry to Bay must be rendered with
out compensation. You must elect
one of your number president and
may elect a secretary who is not a
member, but the position cannot be
come a salaried one until funds are
provided by the Council July 1, 1913.
The Council has expressed a willing
ness to permit the erection of the
library building on a portion of
Peace Park. If for any reason this
should be found impossible, I feel
sure another suitable lot will be
promptly provided.
As soon as you have organized and
entered upon your duties, you will
report that fact to me officially in
order that it may be made a matter
of record by the City Council. I
will add that you may count upon
my full co-operation and that of the
Council at all times in tho great
work you arc about to undertake,
Yours very respectfully,
CBAS. M. MEACHAM,
Mayor.
There was some discussion as to
whether the drawing for classes
should be had at this time or at the
beginning of tho regular terms in
July, but it was decided to proceed
at this time and draw lots again if
found necessary.
The oath of office was administer
ed by Deputy Clerk Vigo Barnes and
on motion of Mrs. Radford, Frank
Rives was elected president of the
board by unanimous vote.
Lots were drawn for terms and
resulted as follows: Mrs. Radford
one year, Frank Rives 2 years, Ira
L. Smith 3 years. VV. T. Tandy and
Mrs. Underwood 4 years,
The election ef a secretary was
IN SANITARIUM
Man Whose Opposition Caused,
Fred Wallis to Quit
Race:
New York, Jan. 11. Congres:-
man-elect Timothy D. Sullivan, long
a prominent figure in New York poli
tics, is by a court order to be form
ally committed to a private sanita
rium.
For Borne time he has been a vol
untary patient, but it is said the
trouble from which he is suffering
has led his relatives to seek a per-
zxnht arrangement for his physi
cal restriant in the sanitarium.
The action will probably involved
special election for a congressman to
succeed Sullivan in the Thirteenth
district.
When Chief Justice Hughes was
Governor of New York, he sent the
name of Fred'k A. Wallis to the
State Senate for confirmation as
State Commi83iner of Insurance.
Mr. Sullivan was one of the men who
were fighting Gov. Hughes and he
opposed the confirmation of Mr.
Wallis. Realizing that he was up to
a political fight, Mr. Wallis prevail
ed on Gov. Hughes to withdraw his
nomination. After Mr. Wallis was
out of the race, Senator Sullivan ex
pressed his regret at opposing him
arid said, if it was to be done over
again he wou!d be for him.
WITHIN A WEEK
The Machinery of Acme Mills
Will Be in Motion.
a representative .01 this paper
visited the Acme Mills yesterday to
see now things were. going on up
there and found everybody busy.
Air. iviacK JNehiett, the manager,
said that preparatory work was not
yet completed, but that he thought
hi would have everything in proper
shape and the machinery would be
s'arted the middle of next week.
Mr. W. B. Anderson, Jr ,hasalready
enough wheat in the elevator for
starting up and to last for some dme
with shipments to come in to keep
the mills running when they are
started.
Married Tuesday.
Miss Mary Hunsaker and Mr. W.
S. Mabry were married last Tuesday
morning and alter the ceremony
took the 11:30 I. C. train for Evans
ville for a short stay. When they
return they will go to house keeping
on West Side. The bride is a popu
lar young lady, whose parents live
on the Princeton road, about six
miles from the city. The groom is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mabry,
of this city.
Wilson Is Formally Elected
President Of United States.
Washington, Jan. 15. Electors
from forty-eight states met Monday
and formally elected Woodrow Wil
son president, and Thomas R. Mar
shall vice president of the United
States., The returnH prepared by
the electots chosen at the polls last
November, are now on the way to
Washington to the president pro
postponed and after a harmonious
session the board adjourned until to
morrow afternoon, when it is ex
pected to get down to business in
the matter of preparing plans for
the new $15,000 building.
The Baptist Revival.
The revival at the Baptist
church is continuing with no
abatement of interest. Up to
yesterday about 35 persons had
united with the church. A num
ber of them will be baptized at
the afternoon service today. Rev.
J, W. Porter's abilities as an
evangelist are fully up to the high
recommendations that preceded
him. His sermons are powerful,
convincing, earnest and eloquent.
STREET BONDS
BROUGHT PAR
On By Planters Bank &
Trust Company Yes
terday. LESS THAN $3,000 TO ISSUE.
List of The Valuable Property
Upon Which The City
Has Liens.
City Clerk H. W. ITibbs yesterday 5
morning at 10 o'clock sold street im
provement bonds to the amount of
$3,435 on the property 'liable for the
new bithuiithic Btreets. Ur this
amount $306 85 is on the government
property which the city will have to
pay and $423.20 is in three lots un
der promise to be paid. This will
leave $2,704.95 of bonds to be issued,
unless the claims are at once paid.
The bonds bear interest at 6 per
cent, from Dec. 20, 1912, and the
liens on the property are to be col
lected as taxes are collected. The
original claims were $8,800 and near
ly three-fourths have been paid. It
is quite probable that others will be
before the bonds are actually issued,
which will be within about a week.
The only bid on the bonds was by
Planters Bank & Trust Co. at par
and accrued interest. The sale will
be confirmed by the Council to-morrow
night. The following property
is affected' by the liens:
J. F. 'Garnett's estute $ 83 83
Jno. B. Trice 181.82
Moayon estate 402 00
Mrs. Belle Willis 38 25
Upshaw Buckner 36.18
H. Bohn, part only 18 00
Mrs. Sue Merritt 71 65
Westminister Pres. Church 140.00
Mrs. J. D. Hill . 232 62
R. G. Quarles 126.73
Methodist church 114.87
J. P. Tate 66.00
L. & N. R. R. 226.28
Geo. H. Merritt 51.06
Jno. T, Edmunds 39 66
J. B. Dade 77.49
Richard Lef-vell 120 84
Saul Sacks V i 59 22
Christian chVsh 151.51
A. C. OvershV r, Jr. 98 33
Y. M. C. A. V 95 58
J. H. Gish 76 66
Total $2,704,9&
The supposition is that some of
the interested parties will bring a
test case. The city authorities are
willingfor this to be done, as further
improvements are contemplated this
year.
tem of the senate. In two states,
Utah and Vermont, four votes each
were cast for president, and Nicholas
Murray Butler for vice president,
the latter having been named by the
Republican national committee to
Rucceed the late James S. Sherman
on the Republican ticket.
KEACH TRIAL
Set For Today Before County
Judge Knight.
Dr. J. II. Rice held an inquest over
the body of Eph Gunn, col., Monday
returning a verdict to the effect that
Gunn died from a gunshot wound
inflicted by Policeman K, H. Keach.
Following his death, Judge Knight
increased Keach's bond to $2,000,
changing the charge to voluntary
manslaughter. The examining trial
set for Tuesday was postponed until
this morning.
Officer Keach is off duty while In
the custody ot the court.

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