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Hopkinsvjlle, Kentucky, Tuesday, February 11, 1913.
jj0 Editorial Comment
An entiestrion bronze ptattio of
Gen. Jolin Gastleman, Louisville's
Grand Old Mh and famous park
builder, is to be erected at the en
trance of Cherokee Park, as a signal
honor to the man who has made the
' "beautifying of his city his life work.
Gen. Castleman enjoys the unusual
experience of having a statue erect
ed in his honor while yet alive and
all Kentucky endorses the deed.
Gdv. McCreary has appointed
Commonwealth's Attorney J. R.
Layman Judge in the Eiizabethtown
district, to succeed Judge Chelf, de
ceased, and has appointed Claude
Mercer, of Hardinsburg, Common
State Inspector Goodpastor's re-
port on the condition of the treas
T'fury shows $401,319.97 on hand and
outstanding warrants amounting to
$1,453,832,92, An overcheck of a
million dollars ia a troub eome defic
it. Douglas M. Wiihite, aged 23, son
of City Controller Sam M. Wiihite,
of Louisville, shot and killed him
self in the Gait House, while in a
room with a woman of ill repute
named Lotus Harrigan.
The Senate resolution changirg
the presidential term is said to te
doomed in the House. The demo
crats do not want to curb Teddy's
ambition which can be used to such
The Indianopolis girl who got ?50,
000 in breach of promise suit no
doubt it convinced that " 'Tis better
to have loved and lost, than never
to have loved at all."
While coasting at Oxford, Ohio,
five college girls ran into a telephone
pole and one was killed and four in
jured, one of them Miss Margaret
Roberts, of Louisville.
The Lyon County Herald gives a
list of 28 convicts received at the
Eddyville penitentiary during Janu
ary and 21 of them are classified as
Aire. Gaylord has dismissed tne
famous suit agaiust her daughter,
Mrs. Latham, to recover jewels and
papers held by Mrs. Latham, at
Mr. J. T. Penick; of Elkton, who
was paralyzed Thursday, died the
next day from the-stroke. He was
aged 65 and a very prominent citi
Frederich 0. Beach was acquitted
of the charge of cutting his wife
with a knife at Aiken, S. C. Mrs.
B,each testified for him.
A Greek aeroplane flew over the
Turkish fleet in the Dardenelles and
doopped three bombs, but missed
Mrs. Desha Breckinridge of Lex
ington, will speak in Nashville this
week for female suffrage.
Another naval squadron has been
sent to Central America to do po
0, C. Catlett has been appointed
Game Warden of Lyon county..
Winter Weather This Week.
"The precipitation during the
week," says thd weekly weather
bureau bulletin, "will be generally
below normal. The next disturb
ance will appear toward the last of
the week and will be attended by
general snows In Northern and rains
in Southern states, followed by de
cidedly cold weather, which will
make its appearace In the North
west about Thursday."
Two basketball games were played
at Cook Hall Friday sight.
The Gwtkr High School Girl de
fsfttsd Mm Hapktosvill High School
MSM Bf 9 t 4.
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Murderer of Lee Jenkins
Not Die' In Chair
UNUSUAL ACTION WAS TAKEN
Governor Deluged With Pro
tests By Wire and
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 10. After
affirming the death sentence imposed
on Tom Slaughter by the Christian
Circuit Court, the Judges of the
Court of Appeals requested Gov.
McCreary to commute the penalty to
imprisonment for life, and Gov. Mo
Creary has announced that he will
do so. Slaughter is a negro, who.
shot and killed Lee Jenkins, a white
man at Edgoten.
This unusual action of the Judges
was due to the fact that they be
lieved from the evidence that
Slaughter's crime was not a capital
offense, while they could find on
error in the record. The case has
been reversed once before, but in
that opinion the court declared the
evidence sufficient to warrant & sub
mission to a jury. U; wjas appealed
from the second evidence, and the
record showed that the. trial court
had implicitly followed directions.
The request for commutation was
in writing jand signed by Chief Jus
tice J. P. Hobspn and Judges VV. E.
Settle. Shackleford Miller, John D.
Carroll, T. J. Nunn, J. M Lassing
and C. C. Turner. It is in part: "In
the case of Thomas Slaughter vs.
the Commonwealth, recently before
us on appeal, we are all satisfied that
the death penalty should not be in
flicted, and unite in this application
that the sentence be commuted tp
imprisonment for life."
The arrival of the Sunday papers
containing the developments in the?
case caused excitement and indigna
Hon in South Christian, where the
crimo was committed. The people
among whom Mr. Jenkins lived are
law-abiding and good citizens. There
was much talk of mob violence when
the negro waB captured, but cool
counsels prevailed under assurances
that the law would be enforced and
the murderer legally executed. The
citizens employed attorneys to assist
in the prosecution and in two sepa
rate trials Slaucrhter was given a
A failure to carry out the sentence
will do much to destroy confidence
in the law and will revive a mob
spirit that was allayed by the belief
that Slaughter would die for hts
Many telegrams were sent to Gov.
McCreary yesterday protesting
against the proposed commutation.
Pronounced By the Court of
Frankfort, Feb. 7. The Court of
Anemia Friday affirmed three death
sentences for murder. Tom Slaugh
ter of Christian county, Thomas
Lawso aod Thomas Martin of Shel
by county. All three are negroes
sod killed white men.
Slaughter is the negro who killed
LeeJeokine, at Edgeton. He was
given a death sentence one before,
but got a rehear tog and was a sec
ond time eoAvktecl. The Governor
will shortly Ax a tfete for his exe
tutiotf In the EddyvUk prison.
, Cm. A. G. Ckaf wim hns.reUrned
f rem a bnshnsi trip U Irtntsvfrte.
MANY MORE NOMINATIONS
. RECEIVED IN BIG CONTEST
Interest Spreads to Remote Sections of the County-Hundreds
Of Votes Are
EVERYONE APPRECIATES THIS
It Is Important that Ladies Residing in the County Districts
Should Telephone this Office.
Interest in the Kentuckian Piano
and Diamond Contest has spread to
all parts of the county and continues
to grow from day to day. Many
new nominations appear in this is
sue. Every lady whose name ap
pears in this list should call this
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at once. If you can't call in person,
notify the contest manager, and
subscription blanks will be sent you .
Saturday last, was a busy day, as
many contestants ca'ieo. to secure
subscription blanks and will start
this week with a determination to
win sue of the costly prizes. Those
who want to win and have not noti
fied this office should realise the .im-
nortanceof beginning' enciy to se
cure the support of; their friendW.
The contest closes on, March 22, nod
as the time is short, the time to get
busy is right, now. Gather up the
free vote coupons in each copy of
tbe-Kentuckian and get your friends
to give you their subscriptions to
this paper. Take an active interest
in your behalf and you will be sur
prised to Bee how fast votes will
coirie in for you. Start today. Don't
procrastinate, but begin now to let
your friends know that you want to
DISTRICT NO. 1. -
District No. 1. All of the terri
tory in the city of Hopkinsville North
of Seventh street.
Graeme Campbell 1,900
Eula Mutlins 2.600
Nettie Morris 1.400
Olivia Hisgen 1.900
Susan Moss 2.400
Delia King 1,600
Nora Higgins , 1,800
Mabel McCallum ....2,100
Mary Belle Page 1,600
Lois Reeder 1.400
E.la Schmidt 1.600
Nina Rickman 1,100
Annie Pierce 2,400
Evelyn Perkins 1,000
Arnes Perry 2,700
Helen Redd 1,800
Mre. Chas. F. Shelton 2,400
Lottie Bouldin 1,900
Icy Henderson .1,800
DISTRICT NO. 2.
District No. 52. All territory in
the city of Hopkinsville South of
Louise Lawson 1,400
Dena Wright 2.600
Sarah Barnett 1,600
Alice Anderson ....1,800
Lelia Owen 1,200
Irma Armstrong 1,100
Ruth Oldham 1,900
Addie P'Pool 1,600
Ruth Baynham ; 1,800
MRS. BRWN DEAD
Widow of Late Omar Brown
Mrs. Nannie C. Brown, widow of
the lato Omar S. Brown, died at her
home at Crofton Friday night, in the
71st year of her sge. She was born
in Christian countyMay 14, 1842, and
was a daughter of John H. and Caro
line Myers. She was twice married,
first to George Prowse, of Muhlen
berg county, and after his death to
Omar S. Brown. She is survived by
a brother and sister, Geo. F. Myers,
Crofton, and Mrs. Mattie Johnson,
of Oklahoma. Also a half-brother,
Judge J bo. H. Myers, Crofton. She
was a member - of the Christian
church and was btuM-ty the East-
wnf Star Lee'rtrtSM'.Ckrt.
Cora Pringle ... .....1,200
j Mary Faulkner :....1,900
rVera Handle 1,300
Clara Bonte 1,400
Helen Thompson 1.900
Ada Boyd 1,600
of-.Verna Bruckrogge.-. 2,600
FlnrAnpfl RliqVl 2.0flft
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Mary Betz'ey 1 900
.Louise Fox 2.200
Mrs. Cora Dalton 2.100
"earl Cansler 1,600
MrB. Josie Daniel 2;600
Bessie Carter 3.300
Ada Duncan .tlOOi
Mary Cushman 1.100
Hallie" Collins .......1,300
Mrs. Laura Ford 1' 1,100
Essie Clark ..,..... 2,800
WillitfCook v'. . ..,'... .2t20p
Frances Qarnett,........ 2,300
Bese WiHlamH.Vr. . . . , , ... .3,800
PiptricWNo. of the 'terri
tory fn the, bounty " outsiqe of the
city, norttx.ox .tne uadiz Koad and
Cora Bro.p, Crof ton. : .2.400
Nannie Myers. Crof ton. 2.3U
AnAa Hujtter, Crof ton. ...... .';i,30
Lartna Bpyd, Crof ton 2,700
Lucile Cjcoftv Grofton .1.600
Ruih Gra, Cr6fton. ... v .... .1.600
Myril&Gilkey, Crofton ..:2,20O
Georgia Bowles, Grofton 1,400
Bessie Myers, Crofton 1 900
Paralee Davis, Crofton 2,100
Hartese Boyd. R. R. 6 1,300
Vernie Gates, Fruit Hill .2 100
DISTRICT NO. 4
District No, 4 All the territory
in the county outside of the city,
aouthofthe Cadiz Road and Faii
Mabel Wolfe, Herndon 2 200
Martha Crenshaw, R 1 2 100
Mary Green, R. 5. 1,600
Verna P'Pool, R.3 1.800
Sarah Davie, R. 3 2.400
Myra Ward, R. 3 1,100
Mary Jones, R. 3 , 1,300
Ritchie Williams 2,200
Beulah Adams, R. EL 1,300
Helen Baker, R. 4 1,100
Myrtie Gray, Pembroke, R. 21... 800
Beatrice Taylor, LaFayette. . . .2 200
Cecil Carter, Herndon 1.400
Mrya E. Sivley. Oak Grove, R. 2. .600
Ora Summerhill, Oak Grove. . .1.900
E izabethGarrott, Pembroke, 1.2,100
Annie Hopson, Oak Grove 1.100
Cordelia Cross, Oak Grove ... .1,600
Naomi Johnson, Oak Grove R. 2.1,700
Katherine Jones, city, R, 4. . . .2 200
Frances Pace, R 3... 6,2 0
Ethel Lame, Fairview 1,600
Nora Barksdale, Pembroke, 3. .1.200
Mabel Maddux, Gracey, R. 3.. .1,300
Has-Been Offered Wardenship
of Frankfort Pen.
We see no reason why John Chil
ton should give up his position to
accept the Wardenship of ihe Frank
fort penitentiary, without there is a
much. better salary attached to it.
During his administration at the
Eddyville prison he has made good
in every way and the Governor and
the prison board have been so well
pleased that they want to move him
up to Frankfort.
The position at Frankfort might
be more desirable though we fail
to see why and if Mr. Chilton ac
cepts the charge it will be owing
pretty much to the insitjanee of
Gov. McCreary awl the prison board.
overnment and State Experts
Assigned To Speak '
EVERY FARMER SHOULD COME
Better Roads Should Be Slogan
of Christian Co.
There are many reasons why the
good roads meeting to be held here
this month, should be a great one.
There is no question that should
arouse enthusiasm among farmers
more than that of having good roads.
True it is that road conditions are
far in advance of what they were in
the forties, but there is yet much
room for improvement. The county
has-spent hundreds of thousands of
dollars for road Improvements and
the people are doubtless willing to
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go b 1 1 1 1 iartner in mat airection,
That being true, so much more the
reason why they should be here at
the good roads meeting on WedneS'
day and Thursday, February 19th
This meeting was arranged so that
those who are interested in what has
become .a national question would
not have to lose valuable time from
The farmers who want good roads
at public expense, could not'do bet
ter than attend and learn more about
building roads that will last-. In fact
that is the most important feature
of road building.
So active have those who are work
.ing 'forjjiQre,. modern ..and better
roads that they have, in conjunction
with the Business Men's Association
sscured a Government expert to be
here during the coming meeting
The Government has selected Mr. M
O. E dridge, of Washington City to
represent it and State Road Commis
sioner, R. C. Ferrell, has notified
Secretary Castleberry that he will
also send an expert.
Different sections of the State will
send delegations. The City of Pa
ducah and McCracken county,
have already manifested their inten
tion" of sending representatives.
Delegations from Tennessee will also
If the farmers of our own county
would see a general improvement in
their roads they will be recreant to
their best interests should they fail
to turn out February 19th and 20th
en masse and make the meeting the
moat notable one yet held in the
Farmers should realize that the
success of the meeting ia altogether
in their hands. Whilst progressive
men on every calling, including our
Business Men's Association and mer
chants, are doing everything possible
they would advance their own inter
ests by assuming the lead in road
affairs, and arouse the enthusiasm
of their neighbors in every section.
It is now up to the farmers to help
UNPAID CHECKS TO FACE
Hupkinsville Young Man Gets
in Trouble in Nashville.
T. W. Clark, a young man former
ly of Hopkinsville, Ky., is behind
the police Bation prison bars with
unpaid checks for $90.60 staring him
in the face as the result of a brief
stay in Nashville.
Young Clark was arrested upon
complaint of Hirahberg Bros., Ike
Platkin, the Brothers' Place and
other concerns yesterday,
The checks given these firms were
drawn by Clark on his mother of
Hopkinsville, Ky., were refused pay
ment, and upon being returned, the
concerns demanded the arrest of
Clwjc. NaskvUle pemocrift.
The days are lengthening at both
ends now, and nobody is sorry about
Wonder if the boys who ride their
b'ccles on the sidewalks ever heard
of the ordinance against it?
February used to be the month
for making maple sugar, but it can
be made any time of the year now.
Who will be the next superintend
ent of public schools for the county?
About time for somebody to an
nounce. Two legal holidays in February,
with St. Valentine's Day thrown in
for good count, are enough to give
the new year a start.
The Columbus baseball team are
expected to arrive here for a season
of practice on the 4th of March
Wonder how many girls in Hopkins
ville will catch real sweethearts out
of the bunch of 30.
If the other main thoroughfares-
of the city could be made as clean
and smooth as Main and Ninth
streets in the center of the business
district, we would have the prettiest
streets in Kentucky.
Have you heard of any weddings
to take place soon? We have, and
the bride-to be is one of the most
popular ones on Main street. You
can do your own guessing a3 to
which end of Mais street it is.
The men of Kentucky who wore
the gray will not get their pension
money as there are no funds in the
state treasury. There are several
of the pensioners in this county but
they have long since learned to wait..
There is no question about the pa
trons being satisfied with rates fixed
by the Fiscal Court for the tele
phone comp'any. They are, so far as
werhayp heard low enough. The
sale of the franchise carries the rate
Editor Hancock, of the Pembroke
Journal, has been asked to verify
certain allegations in his paper in
regard to graft and irregularities in
wojking the, roads uncertain parts of
the county The"Ffscaf Court'meets.
again the first Tuesday in March,
and Mr. Hancock will have plenty
time to get his "proof sheet" to
gether. It's a serious charge and it
is up to the editor to sustain it.
As spring draws near candidates
are beginning to bud out. Among
those who have already let it be
known that they want ofihe may be
mentioned: Frank Rives and W. R.
Howell for the State Senate; Mat
Mejjr and Jewel Smith for Sheriff,
Jones nrst expressed a desire to
run for the Representative, but bas
since said that he preferred to re
ceive the nomination for Sheriff.
The above are Democrats but what
may be wanted by Republicans has
not yet been given out. The Bull
Moose party has let it be known that
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a iun county ticKet will be put
Grahame Stock Company.
Dramatic plays at cheap prices are
and always will be popular with the
American public, both old and young i
Next week offers everyone an excel
lent opportunity to witness first!
class plays at trifling cost the well
known Grahame Stock Company!
eighth season of success. The er
gagement opens at Holland's Operi
House Monday night, Feb. 17, witj
The Stepson," an up-to-date come
dy-drama; to be followed by Thfl
Unwritten Law, The Poisoner, Donl
Tell My Wife, On The Frontier ar
an eiaDorato production ol an eij
tirely new version of "Dr. Jekyllar
air. uyae." aii piays will be prj
duced with an abundance of specif
Bcenery. The extra vaudeville,
be given between the acts, is a who
show in itself with the Grahac
Company: the specialties inciudiil
electric musical acts, comedy jug
ling acts, novel magic acts and t
latest in song and dance. Prices i
to be only ten, twenty and thlr
cents. On Monday night ladies
be admitted free.
Died in Mississippi.
Joseph Renshaw, a brother
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rjrut r . n, uensoaw, a iormer el
zen of this city, died Sunday at
home in MlssMpp!,