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HoPKiNsvaiiB, KentuoktJ-Tuesday, March 4, 1913.
Vol. xxxv n
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Alfcwwo and Gabriel Madero,
brothers of tfie murdered president,
are at San Antonio, Tex , Evarlsio
is in New York and Carlos, the
youngeet of theelght brothers is a
student in Wisconsin, Gustavo,
Emilio and Francisco, the President,
have all been shot by successful rev
olutionists. The remaining brother,
Raoul, is, unaccounted for but beta?
hunted down for execution. The
women of the family have escaped
Hero Hobson, who has perhaps
been kissed by more women than
any living man, is the special cham
pion of the suffragettes at Washing',
ton and had a resolution adopted re
quiring the street cars to atop run
ning during their parade.
Miss Georgia Wilson has sued Dr.
Harris Kelly, of Louisville, for $30,
COO for breach of promise to marry.
She alleges that while humoring the
r doctor's long engagement, she lost
other real chances to get a husband.
Of the three invalid circuit judges
who have been off their benches
much of the time Judges Chelf and
Redwine have recently died Judge
Bugg announces that he is ready to
resume his duties.
Theodore Ahrens, of Louisville,
convicted of criminal conspiracy in
restraint of trade "in the recent
"bath-tub trust;" cases, has paid his
$5,000 fine with fourteen other de
fendants. The Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany has just sent out dividend
checkB to its 36,457 women stock
holders. Women own about half of
the J453.877.950 of stock.
"Gen." Rosalie Jcnes and the few
csuffragettes who survived the 250
SRImile hike from front New York,
reached Washington at noon Satur
A. .1. Heine, caucht forging at
Los Angeles, gouged out both of his
anna roith n tnlfp Rrt h POUIU neVef
ojr wa it nil m I " v
y DJJC UUW VU iUl4s uuutii. -..w
The House adopted a resolution
nnthnrizinor a marb e DUt of former
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon to be
placed in the House olhce building.
Karl H. Behr and Miss Helen
Newsom. Titacic survivors saved in
the same life boat last April, were
married in New York Saturday.
Gov. McCreary has appointed
Huph Riddell. of Estill county, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Judge Dr B. Redwine.
The Webb liquor bill, passed the
Senate over the President's veto by
C3 to 21 Friday. It passed the House
Saturday 241 to 95.
Lieut. E. J. McDermott is acting
Governor at Frankfort this week,
during the absence of Gov. Mc
Senator Martin withdrew from the
contest for Senate leadership, leav
ing a clear track to Senator Kern.
Belmont College girls from Nash
ville, to the number of 125, have
gone to the inauguration.
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Five men, three of them white,
ara under death sentences in the
The Dewey Hotel at Omaha burned
Friday night and from 20 to E0 lives
Vesuvius is preparing for another
eruption, loud rumblings being
Senator Fielder was inaugurated
m Governor of New Jersey Satur
day. All ti) ytoriffu made their settle
ments with the Auditor by March 1.
Felix Diaz has announced himself
a candidate for President of Mexico.
Kern, Senate leader, Is Bryan's
a nnimm iit i r
Hopkinsville High School Sent
- A Winner This
CREATED QUITE A SENSATION
Gleaner Says His Oration Was
Equal To a Chautauqua
Henry Abbitt, representing the
Hopkinsville High'School, won the
sixth annual Oratorical contest of
the Western High Schools held at
Henderson on last Friday night. This
is the first time that the local High
School has been awarded the prize
and they are justly proud of the hon
or. There were Eeven orators in
this contest, representing the follow-
i ig cities, Pad u cab, Madisonville,
Owensboro, Princeton, Dawson
Springs, Henderson and Hopkins
ville. The oration's were said, to be
the best in the history of the orator
ical association and so it is a double
honor to win under these conditions.
The Henderson Gleaner ha3 the
following to Bay in regard to the
"The Uncrowned Hero" was the
subject of-the' oration delivered by
the winner, Henry Abbitt. His
every word was 'distinct, with the
appearance of perfect confidence in
spired by ability and speaking un
affectedly but forcefully told of the
heroism of Sam Davis, Confederate
Army scout;, who was caught and ex
ecuted when he refused to reveal
the name of the general from whom
came the papers which were found
on him. "Faithful to his God, faith
ful to his cause and faithful to his
friends, he was a real man and in
the life of the civil war scout was a
lesson which should be learned by
every man" said the speaker.
No campaigner of years' experi
ence or Chautauqua lecturer could
have been more at ease than the
Hopkinsville speaker; his elocution
was perfect and his handling of the
Bubject masterly. When he bad
finished, the hearts of many 'visitors
sank, because they realized his ad
dress could not be improved upon.
"In announcing the winner, Judge
Flournoy of Morganfield, one of the
judges, declared the addresses were
the best he ever heard delivered by
young men of their age and said it
was difficult to select the winner.
He presented Mr. Abbitt with the
gold medal while the winner was
showered with congratulations of
defeated but good natured orators.
That the decision was in accord with
the opinion of the majority of those
present was indicated by the out
burst of applause which greeted the
The judges were: Judge Flour
noy of Morganfield, Prof. Oleson of
Hawesville and Prof. Oliver of Se
breo. PARK WORK
Now In Tjje Hands Of a Land
Mr. John G. Troester, of the land
scaping department of the Wagner
Park Nurseries, Sidney, Ohio, ar
rived in th city Sunday and yester
day began the work of putting the
two Latham parks in order. The
trees in Virginia park will be trim
med and new enea set out, the
shrubbery will be located and later
planted and the grounds will be
beautified. Peace park will be platt
ed and tree-planting arranged for
during the present month, Work
will bo pushed as rapidly as possible.
Much of the preliminary work has
already been done by M. E. Boalea
and plans will soon bo ready for the
buildings on the two parks.
WILSON AND MARSHALL
TAKE OFFICE TODAY
Washington In Gala Attire And Record-Breaking Crowd
Will Witness The Event.
Washington, D. C, March 3.
by 50D Btudents of Princeton College. The presidential party consisted of the President-elect, his wife and their
three daughters, Prof. Stockton Axson, a brother of Mrs. Wilson; Fitzwilltam McMasters Woodrow and Miss
Hazel Bones, both cousins of Mr. Wilson. At West Philadelphia Mrs. Annie Howe, a sister of the President
elect, joined the party, escorted by Col. Thomas H. Birch, personal aide to Mr. Wilson during his term as Gov
ernor and now aide to Maj. Gsut Wood forthe inaugural parade.
Ercorted by the students, the party went. in automobiles to a hotel near the White House. On Tuesday
morning the Princeton students will escort Mr. Wilson to the White House from the hotel, thus completing the
final part of their duties as official escort. At the White House they will give a Princeton cheer for President
Taft, Yale '78, and sing "Old Nassau" in honor of the President-elect.
Vice President-elect Marshall has been in Washington for several days.
Judge J. Walter Knight Asks
His Party For An In
dorsement. Judge J. Walter Knight county
judge of Christian county, has an
nounced his candidacy for re-election,
subject to the primary in August.
Judge Knight was elected as the
Democratic nominee in 1909 and has
filled the responsible office of judge
with ability and with a conscientious
regard for its duties that are sure to
meet with the approval of the peo
ple. He brought to the office con
siderable experience on the bench,
having served a term as city judge
and also a term as city attorney. As
county judge he has been painstak
ing, industrious, and faithful in
watching the interests of the pounty.
His business methods and careful
scrutiny have been of much benefit
to the county. Judge Knight Is a
loyal Democrat, a good campaign
speaker and a popular leader. He
will strengthen the Democratic tick
et greatly in the coming contest for
Brings Top Prices On
A. H. Harned, of Honey Groye,
sold his entire crop of tobacco orf
the loose floor yesterday at the rec
ord price of $11 25 for leaf, $10 for
seconds and $6 for lugs. This Is the
top of the market for this season.
Mr, Harned Is a successful young
farmer, raises fine crop3 und always
get the highest prices
President-elect Wilson and family left
He Concludes To Keep Out of
The Senatorial Con
test. Former Senator Frank Rives, who
hos been considering' the matter of
seeking another term in the senate,
has changed the trend of his ambi
tion and concluded to run for Coun
ty Attorney instead. His announce
ment for theyPemocratic nomination
appears today. Mr. Rives is promi
nent as a lawyer, has been Master
Commissioner, served a term as
State Senator and is a successful
man of affairs in several lines. He
has always been a staunch Democrat
and has been a strong defender of
party principles at all times. He is
a good speaker and a vigorous cam
paigner. He will in all likelihood
have no opposition for the nomina
tion for County Attorney and if
made the standard hearer of his
party promises to carry it to victory.
Thaw To Try Again.
Anether habeas corpus writ has
been obtained in behalf of Harry K.
Thaw. Justice Guy signed a writ
directing the acting superintendent
of Mafteawan Hospital to produce
the slayer of Stanford White before
a justice of the State Supreme Court
in New York.
This afternoon at 1:30 o'clock,
John C Duffy, County Attorney,
will soil to the highest bidder a
right to maintain a telephone sys
tem throughout Christian county.
The franchise is to run for a term
of twenty yeard and will be sold
in front of the court house.
Piinceton this morning accompanied
New Candidate From Christian
County is Given a Clear
County Attorney John C. Duffy,
who has filled that office for eight
years, will not be a candidate for
re election but is announced by au
thority as a candidate for the Dem
ocratic nomination for State Senator
in the district composed of Christian
and Hopkins counties. All other
candidates from this county have
retired and Mr. Duffy will be given
n clear track so far as this county is
concerned, and as it is Christian
county's turn to furnish the candi
date ,his nomination seems to be as
sured. Mr. Duffy has been a parly leader
for years and has been a tower of
strength to the ticket in two fiercely
fought campaigns. His career in
office has been very much to his
credit and his taste for public af
fairs now leads him into higher
news, as an orator he has taken
high rank among Democratic speak
ers ana nas uone much party service
on the stumn in Rtntn rnmnnicrna
As yet Mr.' Duffy has no announced
JOHN B. CHILTON
Is Surely Making Good as War
den at Eddyyille.
John B. Chilton has demonstrated
his efficiency as warden of the Eddy
ville prison. During the first six
months of his administration the
records show $3,700 excess in receipts
for prison labor over the correspond
ing period last year. And in addi
tion to this, hU expense account for
the same periol was $8 2'JO leea.
One Of the Young Men Was
Released Yesterday On a
Bond of $750.
HITE STILL CONFINED IN JAIL
Charged With a Felony and So
Far Unable to Give the
The two young traveling men ar
rested last week for detaining two
girls employed at the telephone ex
change, are in a very serious scrape.
They were promptly indicted by the
E. B. Littlepage, aged 21, was in
dicted for assault in taking hold of
one of the girls, and remained in
jail in default of a $750 bond until
yesterday, when hi3 grandfather
made bond for him.
J. B. Hite, of Morganfield, who
first gave the name of Rush, was in
dicted for detaining a woman and
his bond fixed at $1500, which he
has not given. Littlepage is charged
with a misdemeanor and Hite with a
The witnesses against them are
Misses Marguerite and Lena Gomer
and Flora McElroy. The young men
t ied to force their attentions uponV
them as they walked along the
street near the Seventh street
bridge. One of the girls escaped!
from them and the young men, it is
said, took hold of the other two, and
Hite is alleged to have made an in
sulting proposal. The defendants
have employed attorneys and deny
any intention of improper onducfc
toward the young women, and say
they merely walked a.short distance,
with them on the street.
The trials have been sev. f Dr thet
22nd day of court, but Littlepage
wants an earlier trial.
A Hero To The End
Alfred Benham, a Confederate vet
eran 72 years old, was the "elevator
boy" in the Ingram department
house burned in Chicago Feb. 11.
He continued to operate the elevator
during the fire, occasionally going;
outside, only to return and make
another trip when more occupants
came to the elevator. Among those
rescued by him was an old lady in
an invalid's chair. The old fellow
known as "Dad" could not be found
after the fire and some one remern
bsred having seen him outside the
building. A search was made for
him by detectives but he could not
be found in the city. Three weeks
later in moving the d e b r i s his
mangled body was found under his
elevator shaft. He had made one
trip too many into the burning build
ing as a rescuer of others. While a
soldier he was decorated on the field
of battle for heroic conduct and the
old fellow "made good" as a hero
until his curtain went down.
In the Limelight in Library
The Times, of last Friday, contain
ed an article in regard to the Poly
technic Institute turning over te
Free Public Library a piece of valu
able property on Fourth Avenue.
Mr. John Stites, a former Hopkins
ville man, laid down an ultimatum
that if the first named institution did
not at once make a transfer of the
property to the Library he would
proceed to take the matter before
the proper tribunal, Mr. Stites ha
for many years been identified with
the educational interests of LouleS
ville and the squabble over the prop
erty mentioned has been a matter
that has caused him much annoy
ance. Mr. Stites generally goto
what he goes after.