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Hopkinsvxlli, Kentucky, Tuesday, February 25, 1913. t
No honorable man can have any
reaped for Huerta, the Mexican gen-
A, t eral who aord out to tb rebels and
..betrayed President Madero into their
'' 'hand in order to get hia place as
President. , Benedict Arnold has
Mexican counterparts in both Huer
ta and Blaaquet, The murder of
the Mederos and Seurez is a disgrace
Orders have been issued for the
concentration of -10,000 American
troops at Galveston, ready to board
transports for Vera Cruz on a mo
ment's notice. This Btep is taken
merely as a precautionary measure
and is not to be taken as indicating
intervention as matters now stand
S The Ranknra' Trust Co. of New
York has notified its employes that
any one of them who marries otf a
salary of less than $100 a month will
lose his job. No general rule should
apply. Much depends on the wife.
Theodore Roosevelt boasted in
New York last week that the only
time he was ever licked was by his
father when he was four years old.
By-the way, what did Woodrow Wil
son do to him last fall.
A Chicago historical society claims
to have a razor once owned by
George Washington. The picture
shows it to be of the old-fashioned
folding kind, Bimilar to those used
at cullud feetibuls.
Archhishop Messner, of Milwau
kee, has been sued by a Polish news
paper published in that city for
$100,000, alleging that he conspired
with others to ruin plaintiffs business.
A new law requiring actresses to
give their ages in Germany is being
irongly opposed by the fair
'dBost of whom, strange to say, wish
' to appear younger than they are.
All foreign diplomats in Mexico
have declined te accept an invitation
to lunch with Minister De la Barra
until he clears up the murder of
Madero and Saurez.
Score one for the Turks. A Bul
garian military aeroplane flying over
Adrianople was brought down by a
shell and found to be operated by a
Eight thousand teachers are ex
pected to attend the convention of
the National Education Association,
which opened in Philadelphia yester
After all, wh$ not tell the truth
about Washington's birthday. It
was originally Feb. 11th and the
calendar people changed the date,
John B. Kennedy, of
' Jn 4i. i i. :
JLUI1U., UJ iuav Bui vivm vl
original organizers of the Kuklux
Klan Dec. 25, 1865, has just died.
The "Hen and Chickens" islands
above Memphis are reported to be
gradually washing away. It is to be
hoped the story is eggsaggerated.
The House bill creating the De
partment of Labor will come to a
vote in the Senate to-day. It will
provide another cabinet officer.
The Webb anti-liquor bill is in the
hands of President Taf t who has un
til Thursday to decide whether or
not ho will approve it.
The prohibition Democrats of
Bowling Green have entered a full
dry ticket fur councilraen in the Au
gust primary. -
Kern is to be put forward as the
Senate' leader by the. Democratic
progressives,, in opposition to Mar
Claude B. Terrill, of Bedford, Ky.,
sneaker of the last House, is criti
cally ill of acute indigestion.
A sleet storm laet week cost Chi
cago a million dollars ad paralyzed,
business f or 24 tews,
Y He Ha La, tatoeed Dowa-
m KttBM of China, died tuddaefe
MADERO AND SAUREZ
ASSASSINATED IN THE
STREETS OF MEXICO.
Huerta And His Gang Send Out The Story That They Were
Killed While Attempting To Escape.
Only One Bullet Struck Madero, Passing Through His Head
From the Back, Penetrating Brain and Emerging Through
the Forehead Suarez Also Shot in the Back.
Much Skepticism Prevails as to the Real Facts of the Affair,
and Suspicion Exists That the Fate of Gustavo Madero Was
Meted Out to Latest Victims in Predetermined Manner.
Mexico, City, Feb. 23 Francisco
I. Madero and Jose Pino Suarez are
dead. In a midnight ride under
guard from the national palace to
the penitentiary they were killed.
The circumstances surounding the
death of the deposed president and
vice-president of the republic are un
known except as given in official ac
counts, which do not in all cases con
form. The only witnesses were those
actually concerned in the killing.
The provisional president, General
Victoriano Huerta, says the killing
of the two men was incidental to a
fight between their guard and a par
tyatterapting to liberate them. The
minister of foreign relations, Fran
cisco De La Barra, adds that the
prisoners attempted to escape.
NeitherWkeCa definite statement
as to which side fired the fatal shots,
Tne. tragedy occurred shortly after
midnight. Madero and Suarez, who
had been prisoners in the national
palace since their arrest on Tuesday
last, were placed in an automobile,
which was accompanied by another
car and escorted by 100 rurales un
der the orders of Commandant
Francisco Cardenas and Colonel Ra
Senora Madero, widow of- the ex
president, received the first definite
information of hia death from the
Soon afterward, accompanied by
her brother, Jose Perez and Mer-
After Accidentally Shooting
Himself in Forehead With
HIS SISTER WAS "WITH HIM.
He Was Son of Bud Brasher, of
Bluff.gpring, 17 Years
An account of the sudden death
of a son of Bud Brasher, of Bluff
Spring, was received here yesterday
morning. The boy, whose first name
is not given, was only about 17 years
of age and was a son of Bud Brash
er, of Bluff Spring. Saturday after'
noon he took down his gun and, in
company with his sister, started out
among the hills, hoping to be able to
kill a rabbit or coon and maybe a
fox. Coming tcTa hole in a bluff he
got into a position bo that he could
look in to see if there was anything
there that he could shoot at, having
his cocked gun in his hand, For
some cause he told his sister to reach
out and take the gun so he could get
back, holding it out toward her. In
holding tbegun out the hammer
struck against a rock and went off.
The boy rsceivsd the full" charge of
fcot in tha'fsteiwad, juet .above, hie
t Ha l&stf amy ttot 4a
cedts Madero, a sister of Francisco,
Senora Madero drove to the peni
tentiary, but was refused permission
to see the body of her husband
Senora Suarez also was denied ad
mittance to the mortuary, where
physicians, in accordance with the
law. were performing an autopsy.
In contrast to the widow, whose
grief was of a pitiably silent charac
ter, expressed in sobs, Mercedes Ma
dero, a beautiful young.woman edu
cated in Paris, who has been a brll
liant leader of society since the 'rev
olution of 1910, was dry-eyed and
tigersh in her emotions. By the
side of the two women whose hus
bands had been killed, the girl huri
ed accusations at the officers vho
barred the entrance.
"Cowsrdil" assassins!" she called
thenu her voice pitched high. The
officers stared impassively.
"You! The men fired on a defense
less man! You and your superior
officers are traitors!" "
Senora Madero continued weeping
and the girl did not cease her hys
terical tirade until the arVival of the
Spanish minister and the Japanese
charge, who came to offer their ser
The father and uncle and two sis
ters' of Madero are still alive in the
Provided By an Ordinance That
Was Passed Friday
COLORED CEMETERY SITE
Committee Ordered to Close
Option on Fifteen Acres
The'Council was in a working hu
mor Friday night and in a session of
ninety minutes did some important
The Bridge Committee reported
that the Second street bridge had
been replaced by tho workhouse
A motion was passed pledging the
council not to license any circus or
carnival during the county fair next
Concrete pavements were ordered
on the East side of Cleveland Ave
nue from Seventh to Second street
and on East 19th street, both Bides,
rrotn Virginia to uopper streets.
A bill of $294 for wwko "Virgin-IBrazll.
la Park was Ordered paid aad an ap
proprlation of $300 mere was placed
ia tb bands of la csmmKIm for
Work nw roint, .
TwO oadioaacafl waMTyaatad. Ona
Began Yesterday, To Be In Ses-
' ' sionFor ThSNext
BIG' DOCKET FOR DISPOSAL.
Grand and Petit Juries Impan
eled and The Grind
The wheels of. justice Jbegan to
move yesterdry morning lor a six
weeks term. Judge Hanbery
started off things at a rapid gait
and if 'kept up the docket will be
much lighter in a few days.
It took just 10 minutes to select
the .12 grand jurymen and send them
to their seats pending the erripanel
ing of the petit jury. This took
but 17 minutes and after the charge
to the jury, court adjourned until
1 o, clock.
The first six days ot the term are
set for the trial of Commanwealth
cases. ihere.areoY cases aocKetea
for these six days.
Commonwealth's Attorney .Smith
is ill and his duties will have to be
performed by County Attorney
Duffy for the time being ready to
deliver his charge' to the grand jury.
Before doing that he told the petit
jury that there are 25 men who
must be prompt in their attendance
r-the24 jurymen and the court.
He promised that not one of them
should be more prompt than he.
2 John 0. Thurmond foreman, J.
B. Everett, Gaither Henderson, S.
T. King, Joseph L. Pace, A. W.
Boyd. J. W. Dollins, W. H. Fuller,
C. H.'Stpwe, E. T. Malone. B. F.
Marquess, J.'F. Butler.
W. T.,Vaughan, Larkin Wood. J.
G. Torian, J. H. Skarry, F. M. Size
more, L". L. Wortham, J. B. Reeder,
J. W. Johnson, J. T. Hill, L. B.
Hamby, VV. H. Cox, Geo. Dalton. E i
Marshall, J. T. Murphy, J. M. Dav
enport, Paul Winn, D: J. McClendon,
Walter Fuller, George Bryant. Sam
uel Lacey. S. T. Myers, Ed Drake,
El Bogard, T. M. Yancey.
and $15 on meat peddlers, silling
meat other than that raised by them
selves. The other was a very im
portant ordinance providing for a
rigid inspection of all fresh meats
sold in the city by. an inspector to be
paid a salary of $50 a month. Thi3
applies to those who do not have to
pay the license as well as those who
A chickon ordinonco n quiring the
owners of fowls to confine them and
keep them from destroying the pro
perly of others, was defeated. Coun
cilmen, Metcalfe, Harned and Dab
ney voted aye and Councilmen Hoy
don, Leverott, Draper and Bradley
voted no. The ordinance had been
asked for by some of the ladles of
the Civic Improvement League.
The special committee to purchase
erounds for a colored cemetery was
directed to close an option on 15
acres of land o.wned by Morton
Gant, col., the price being $1,000,
The site is one selected by tho color
ed people themselves. It is just be
yond the Gainesville schoolhouse on
the Greenville road.
The Mayor's veto of a resolution
passed at the last meeting, was al
lowed to stand without further ac
tion by the Council.
Two Missionaries Preached.
Rev. Q. B. Maddox, who has been
a Baptist missionary in Rio Janeiro,
for six years, preached ft
the f First Baptist church Sunday
morning and at night the pulpit was
filled by his companion in missionary
wwt, Rv. S.Gitwberg.Both address-.
a wjara baard by Urge and interest
A LITERAL FLOOD
Another Big Vote Offer Is Announced FoLThis AWet k, Ending
Everyone Interested Should Read Every Line Written About
iThe Contest-Keep Posted and Watch Each
Last Saturday was by far the bus-j
iestdayof the contest. Hundreds
of subscriptions were received and
the contest manager was kept busy
from early in the morning until 9
o'clock at night issuing votes to
the various contestants and their
friends. List week was the real be
ginning of the contest. Everybody
who made an effort succeeded in se
curing a number of subscriptions,
and the real standing of the contest
ants is so close that it is impossible
for even the contest manager to
have the. slightest idea of a single
probable winner. They are all so
near together that no one can tell.
All had a good week last week, and
are starting this week with a re
newed determination to succeed.
While the rivalry is a friendly one,
there are workers in the contest,
and they are working with that de
termined stick-to-it-ness so tharac
... ...... .
teristic of Kentuckians and espec
ially of Kentucky womanhood. It
is an interesting sight to watch them
work and to note with what pro.
found secrecy each of them is guard'
ing the number of votes held in
reserve. All contestants are the cus
todians of their own votes. They
turn in their subscriptions and se
cure their votes. Some of them pre
fer' to have a large number counted
for them at this time, while others
prefer to hold most of their strength.
in reserve, but all are holding back
more or less votes and have learned
that it is to their interest to keep
the number of their reserve votes
unknown. Some of tbem refuse to
tell their closest friend3 huw many
votes they are holding back.
ANOTHER BIG VOTE OEFER FOR
Contestants were so well pleased
with the extra vote offtr of last
week that the contest manner has
decided to allow 2,500 extra votes
on each and every dollar turned in
on subscriptions this week. This of'
fer will positively close Saturday
night March 1st, and will not be rc
peated or extended. Don't wait for
a larger offer, as none will be made.
Start now with the determinationto
make this your biggest week. Your
success last week proves to you that
it is easy toecuip, subscriptions
when you make the proper effort,
and ;ou should not let this week pas.s
without adding a larger amount to
your reserve votes. Let "work and
win" be your motto. The more you
work the more your friends will do
for you, nnd it is better to work now
while you can secure extra votes as
the number of votes decreases each
MRg, or MISS
This coupon when properly filled out and sont to tho Kontuckian.
will entitle the lady wnse name appears theroon to 100 free votos
Have your friends save them for you. Trim neatly.' Do not fold
(VOID AFTER MARCH 4.)
Confederates To Meet.
Commander C. F. Jarrett has is
sued a call for tho members of Ned
Kertyetha Camp, United Confed
erate Veterans, to reset here next
J Saiarday Korskf, at l.Q.e'cJtk.
DETERMINED TO WIN
week and there will never be a timet
when you will secure as many votes
a9 are allowed this week ending Sat
urday night March 1st. Keep your
eye on every contestant, and read!
every line written about the contest.
This Important to every one inter
ested in the contest.
Standing of Contestants.
DISTRICT NO. 1.
District No. 1. All of the terri
tory in the city of Hopkinsville North
of Seventh street.
Evelyn Perkins 84,200
Arnes Perry 83,600
Annie Pierce 80700
Mary Belle Page 77.100
Olivia Hisgen 65 800
Mrs. Chas. F. Shelton 64,600
Suzan Moss 61,100
Eula Mullins 48 60O
DISrRICT NO. 2.
Djstrict No. 2. All territory in
the city of Hopkinsville South of
Dena Wright 64,600
Bessie Carter .-. 62,900
Myrtie Faulkner 55,90O
Mrs. Laura Ford .54,00O
Louise Fox 50,300
Belle Williams 43 6CO
Emma Leigh Cowherd 22.900
DISTRICT NO. 3.
District No. 3. All of the terri
tory in the county outside of the
city, north of the Cadiz " Road and
Mrs. J. H. Fuller R. 8 102 500
Bessie Myers, Crofton 83 700
Ethel Layne, Fairview 63,500
Sammie Hid, Gracey 38 80O
Goldie Armstrong, S k 3 28.400
Vernie Gates, Fruit Hill 26 600
Hortense Boyd, R. R. 6 23,400
DISTRICT NO. 4.
District No. 4. All the territory
in the county outside of the city,
south of the Cadiz Road and Fair
Mary D. Nichols, Oak G. R. 1 95,400
Mary Quarles, Howell 91 90O
Ora Summerhill, Oak Gove,, .frs 350
Mary Green, R. 5 86,650
Myrtie Gray, Pembroke, R. 2.8o300
Mary Jones, R. 3 80,600
Mrs. Josie Daniel 77 800
Rubye Stroube, Oak G., R. 2 73,350
Myra Word, R 3 , 75 100
Mabel Wolfe, Herndon 72,100
Kathleen Hall, R. 4...' 71900
Beatrice Taylor, LaFayotte. . .f.J,30O
Sarah Davie'frak G. R. 2 . 66 800
Frances Pace, R 8... 54,600
Mabel Maddux, Gracey, R 3. 49,700
KRitchie Williams 46.300
Katherine Jones, R, 4 35 875
Cordelia Cross, Oak Grove . . 26,700
Florence Knight, R. 3 29,600
VOTES - - - 100
The midnight train going South
Sunday night passed through the
city with the tops ot. tbe cars cov?
area wi mm.