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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCXT. THUKSDi. MAY 1, 1913.
Representative SfwMM, HW
tesfoni semi to bt "rimMm" hot
ev the Jp tretibl.
r jpt . .i
fen aviator Mat thaff Iivaa during
the month ot Apr, but th auto
mobile killed abt aa many.
A boafe of union for the Methodist
Proteetant and Unit! Brethern in
Christ church waa adopted at a
joint conference in Columbus, 0.
The IUv. Dr. Charles Augustus
Briggs, a noted theologian, once dis
missed from hie church on heresy
charges, ia critical y ill in New York.
Pennsylvania's new bill pensioning:
thftfjjothers of dependent children
hdpecome a law and is something
brand new in the way of legislation.
Ulight earthquake shock waa ex-
enced at Montreal shortly after
7 o'clock Monday evening, but no
damage is reported from any sec
tion. Cyrus L. Adler, of Louisville, will
succeed Bernard Flexner, of Louis
ville on the Tuberculosis Commission
May 1. Mr. Flexner's resignation
was accepted Saturday.
There were several inches of snow
on the highest points of the Cumber
land mountains, overlooking Mid-
dlesboro, Monday, ihe fruit crop
was considerably damaged.
There ia some doubt as to what
kind of winter we have been having
1 itely. It is too late for the ground
hog's extension and not late enough
for blackberry winter.
Although four men are held by
the police in connection with the
murder of 14 year-old Mary P. Ha-
gan. jp.oose body was found in the
bastfaVt of the National Pencil
comt$7ny's factory at Atlanta early
Sunday morning, the identity of the
person or persons, who killed her yet
knouse, or near
and James Crav
efs, of HarabieTX., were married
Thursday. The groom was forty
four and the bride fortj-ne. The
couple had been sweethearts for
twenty-five wars, and their court
ship is considered the moat unique
of any ever reported in that section.
A bank book, faded by mud and
water, issued by a bank of Elizabeth
town, 111 , shows four deposits of
51.000 each and another of $4,000,
was taken from thd clothing of a
fbater found Sunday at Evansville.
The name of the holder printed on
the cover was too faded to be de
ciphered. Inquiries at Elizabeth
tow,lead to the belief that the body
isiidfcfof a stockman named Hall,
wrcJfidappeared last November.
The United States Government
through its so-called Public Health
Department at Washington, deliber
ately declined to have any part in
the securing of the Friedmann con
sumption cure for the people of the
United States. On the contrury, the
73ic!al hounding was bo bitter that
m. Friedmann finally, after two
i&onths of opposition, severed any
communications with the Govern
ment authorities and has arranged
to establish institutes in the several
states beyond the .reach of Washing
ton "ethlca." "
Attorneys for the "wets" filed 300
names in the bounty court at Hen
derson ot voWrs.who de3ire their
names w.ithd'rawja, i?m tHe "dry"
petitions asking 'stor local' option
election funop e), r6centcounty
unit yf,$Mk Jc-
rly 50 per
in each pr
Uin their claii
the call for an
C E. Stag
manager of th
t they will iwi-
tilled a staiem
-.isarmv uturMawcuritur new te-
titions in everyfweeut Jn tn coun
About 800 Teftdrs and Triii-
tees Attending Educational '
CHRISTIAN IS. REPRESENTED.
Special Car Left Here at 11:50
Tuesday Night For
Louisville is full of pedagogs this
week. Trustees are also numerous,
the occasion being the annual meet
ing of the Kentucky Educational
Association. The sessions are being
held in the First Christian church,
Rev. E. L Powell, a former Hop
kinsville minister, being the pastor.
The association was called to order
yesterday morning and will continue
in session four days.
Christian county sent a large dele
gation. They left here at 11:50
Tuesday night and arrived at Louis
vitte about 8 o'clock the next morn
ing. At 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
53 tickets' had been purchased and
many others "were expected to be on
hand, when the train pulled out from
the L. & N. station.
All the arrangements for the trip
were made by Miss Jennie West,
County Superintendent of Schools.
She heads the delegation of lady
teachers who wept from the county
and city. In arranging for the
teachersto attend Bhe not only se
cured a very low transportation rate
but by extra efforts had a special
car, capable of seating 94 persons
sent down. The car was decorated
and' large streamers, bearing the
words "Christian County," extended
from one end of the car to the other
on each side. She also arranged for
the teachers and trustees to have an
opportunity of "seeing the eights"
of Louisville, a large per cent, of
them having never before visited the
Falls City. If Christian county has
the largest delegation in attendance
they will be treated to a ride about
the city in automobiles. Mr. Arthur
M. Henry, one of the most active
educational men in the county, is on
the program for an address today or
tomorrow. The visitors from here
will return on any regular train they
may select, but the limit for return
is Sunday night.
Below we give a list of the people
who had purchased tickets up to
o'clock Tuesday p. m. though there
were others ready to go who had not
reached the city at that time:
Misses Georgie Major, Annie Hord,
Mary Pierce, Louise Backus, Sudie
Backus, Jennie West, Nellie Under
wood, Annie Cato, Eunice Mayes,
Lillian Brasher, Bessie Harrison,
Sadie Buck, Lena Foster, Mary E
Walker. Mrs. Nora Williamson,
Mrs, Dr, Barnes, John Keith, Luth
er Ladd, J. G. Rollow. J, E. Brown,
A, R Renshaw, John Keith, Ernest
Gladdish, V. F. Cook, Tobe Morris,
Elmar G. Adams, M. F. Adams, Je?
se w. uoard, ti. r. nayes, j. u
Marquess, J. A. West, Chas. W.
Lacey, John R. Knight, E. W. Pratt,
C. B. Wood, J, W. Capps, Dr. Geo."
W. Lacey, O. M. Barnes, A, L. El
gin, Joe Johnson, J. T. Cau9sey, W
F. Lacey, H. W. Cornelius, J. L.
Renshaw, J. T. Simpson, J. L. Payne,
J. Harned, C. W. Lyle, J. W. Cu!
well, Edgar Harned, Chas. A. Combs,
Hubert McCjwri, James Orten.
Dance of kith.
Peayer Falls. Pa , April 23 Mrs.
John Kuzlus, a bride of three da) a
is in a critical condition and may die,
as a result of dancing too much dur
ing her wedding festivities. The
Polish custom of dancing with the
bride for $1 a dance is responsible.
During th 293rd dance, with 293
silver dollars constituting the bride's
dowry, Mrs. Kuzlus collapsed and
may not recover.
Two Trusteeor Three Years
Service to Be "
3 CANDIDATES ARE NAMED.
Win. A. Long Stands For Re
Election, Thos. W. Morris.
, Out. ;
The terms of W. A. Long and j
Thos. W Morris, members of the
Hopkinsville Public School
Board of trustees, expire in a few
days and an election of their succes
sors is to be held next Saturday.'
The election is to be held at the city
court room and the polls will be open
from 6 o'clock a. m. until 4 p. m.
The following gentlemen have been
named by the Mayor to conduct the
W. F. Randie and A M. Wallis,
judges; James Breathitt, Jr., clerk;
S. G. Buckner, sheriff.
Under the law, this being an elec
tion for trustees of the white schools,
ladies are allowed to vote.
Mr. W. A. Long stands for re
election, but owing to pressing busi
ness Mr. Thos. W. Morris haa de
clined to allow his name to go be
fore the people.
There will be other candidates,
Mr. H. H. Abernathy having an
nounced his candidacy a month or
more Bince. Col. B. B. Bassett'a
name has been mentioned also. Mr.
Bassett was seen yesterday- and in
reply to the question as to whether
ho would be jn the race or not, he
said, "I am in the hands of my
The gentlemen chosen will hold
office for three years.
1 his is a non-partisan affair and
the question of fitness is the only one
to be considered in choosing men to
'manage the ci ty schools. But ever -
body entitled to vote should take
enough interest in the city school
system to go to the polls and assist
in naming the' two men to take places
on the board.
There are said to be oher men
than those named who are contem
plating getting into the race, but
their names have not yet been given
Pulls Off New Stunt in Base
A local baseball official is tellinga
new trick performed by Dr. Frank
Bassett, President of
Last Monday Dr. Bassett was anx
ious to have - done a lot of work on
the grounds of the park. There were
pienty of negroes on . the grounds
but none of them could be induced
to go to work. Finally Dr. Bassett
got desperate and grabbed a rake
and began raking off the debris left
on the. diamond by the carnival.
people. He made only a few licks '
when ho turned up a bright silver
quarter. Then the colored people
got busy and ike to have raked
themselves to death, believing that '
quarters might be found anywhere
and everywhere. Result a clean di
amond, but no more quarters found
lying around loose. The doctor has
been accused of "salting" the dia
mond in order to get the idle negroes
to go to work, but he pleads irmo
cenco of the charge. Anyway, he got
what he wanted and was a quarter
better off by his find.
A jury at Greenvilh returned a
verdict for $4,179.56 in favor of the
Ohio Valley Mercantile Company of
Owensboro on policies amounting to
$(5,100, the insurance companies fail
ing to sustain their charge of arson,
ALL Q. K.
Says'jpcrin tendent Hamlett
InTOivate Letteffo a
PROGRESSIVE IN EDUCATION.
City'sMonderful Growth. Due
Largely to Splendid School
Muclias been written about he
growth 'and general prosperity of
the city, in a great measure attribut
able to our city public schools. No
one will 'dispute, the assertion that
we have Ta system that deserves all
the praise it has received from many
sources,' but a statement from a man
who has1 had every opportunity of
knowing is worthy of repetition.
In the extracts from a private letter
from Supt. Barksdale Hamlett, pub
lished below, Mr. Hamlett gives his
opinion . of our schools and at the
same time pays a tribute to Mr. W.
A. Long, a member of the Board of
Trustees, for his faithful service
during a period of about eight years.
The letter bears ddte of April 21:
"But, I am writing more especial
ly,, to congratulate the city of Hop
kinsville and the public school sys
tem of Hopkinsville on having had
your splendid, wise and able direc
tion aa President of the Board of
Trustees, for the past several years.
I believe that Hopkinsville, without
any aount wnatever, nas maae more
educational nroeress in the past few
years, than any city in Kentucky 4 or
for tijat matter.any city in the South
anything like her size. No city can
boast of such splendid public school
buildings, nor such a magnificent
plant, by comparison, all of which
has been due to the splendid har
mony and unity of your board of
trustees, your board of council, and
people of Hopkinsville, under your
direction as President of the School
"I know of 'the long and hard
struggle through which we had to
pass to secure the erection of the
new high school building, and know
of the personal work that you did to
this end and the many sacrifices that
you have made, and I congratulate
you on the splendid success you have
had in carrying out all of those
measures and policies which have
brought the public schools of the
city of Hopkinsville to their present
high condition of efficiency."
To Hold Their 11th Annual
Convention Here Next
The ll'h imnual convention of the
gtate Association of the National
Astociation of Stationary Engineers
w li meet in Hopkinsville next Wed
nesday, Thursiuy ai d Friday. Thia
bidyheld its eighh convention in
Hopkinsville in 1910 and has under
gone u marvelous growth since that
time. This Association is unique in
that its purpose is purely an tduca
tional one. The meetings held each
voaale hv thfl fliffflrflnt local over tho
nfrv nrfi dnvottd to tha hetter
. .. . mechanical lines.
Tha g hlgh,y important when one
tQke3 jnt0 consideration the danger
,.?nfp,i with on.mtin.r atpam
boilers that carry a high pressure.
This organizuion has resulted in an
other order being created, known as
the Central State3 Exhibitors Associ-
nt 1 . . 1 1
ation. itiis itiuur oruer is c unposau
of the representatives of ull of the
largo manufacturers of mechanical
supplies a'l over tho United States
and at the different engineers con
ventions they place on exhibit the
devices manufactured by their firms.
Idiots CAiliuiia Jiu iijju i iu tu i9jci-
tion of the' public and are very in-'
teresting. Tno automobile owner
will come in for n great deal of in
terest, as there win beheld an illus
trated lecture on the gas engine that
will appeal to the o -vuers of machines.
The program will be published later.
$250 Prize Offered For Cham
pion of Each of the
PRIZES TO BE PAID IN GOLD
Extra Effort Will Bring
Money to the Am
bitious. The offers of big prizes to the
boys and girls for the best yield of
corn and over 800 quarts of toma
toes this year ought to inspire them
to renewed efforts for bumber crops.
Prizes offered are to be considered
the main subject, but the increase in
products and the resultant effects of
a more general effort will count
more than anything else, as on every
farm where there is a live and pro
gressive boy, who desires to achieve
something in life.
A letter from Mr. James Speed,
of Louisville, ha3 been received by
Miss Jennie West, under date of
April 24th, authorizing her to pub
lish the following prizes offered by
Mr. J. B. McFerran:
First prize: $250 in gold will be
awarded the boy in the corn clubs of
Kentucky who is State champion and
exceeds 150 bushels on his acre.
Second prize: $250 in gold will
be awarded the girl in the tomato
canning clubs in Kentucky who is
State champion and cans to exceed
800 quarts from her 11-10 of an
Corn planting-is now general all
over the county, many farmer hav
ing already gotten about through
with their part of the farm work.
But we heard a successful farmer
say the other day that he makes it a
rule to always plant corn in the
month of May, so it is not yet too
late for the boys who have not al
ready planted their acre to get into
the contest. Boys, remember that
a Christian county boy took the pre
mium last year at the State fair, and
it can be done again this year.
Now is the time to put out toma
to plants and the girls who have
agreed to get into the contest may
safely put out their plants. We
would like for Christian county to
land both of Mr. McFerran's prem
iums this year. Get busy, girls nice
pin-money for you.
Is Receiving Attention of Dem
ocrats of Hopkins County.
The approaching August Demo
cratic primary is going to be one of
the warmest primaries ever heid in
Kentucky and, the Louisville Times
of the 28th says, the county com
mittees over the State aro taking n
hand to tho end that the use of money
and other corrupting influences by
the candidates will be prevented. It
also says that in Muhlenberg county
the committee i3 requiring the car
didates to make an affidavit that
they will co-operate with the com
mittee in securing "a fair ana free
primary, devoid of bribery or un
fair m-ans " They are even going
so fttr us to make the candidates
"mifce oath afterward that they have
Tms double-action method to se
cure fairness ought to remind the
committee of Muhlenburg that if
they want to do tho fair thing them
selves that Ciristhn county, by rota
tion, is entitled to name tho ntxt
Pure Food Inspector.
A pure food inspector is in tho city
calling on the grocers and looking
into sanitary conditions. His ap
pearance may have been unlooked
for, but he doubtless fcund things
in pretty good condition, It will
take two or three days for him to
make the rounds ot the different
houses that come under his inunction.
A Famous Statesman is to
Appear Here Chautauqua
OPENING DATE TO BE JUNE 1G
Some Cities Where He is to
Speak Plan for Address to
. Chamber of Comm'ce. .
Big interest is being taken all
along the line of the Redpath Chau-
tauquaa this year in the fact that
Gov. Jos. W. Folk, of Missouri, is to
speak upon the subject, "The Fight
For a State." In some of the cities
he is to visit, arrangements are al
ready being made for him also to
address the Chamber of Commerce
at a luncheon, and in other places
twenty-five to thirty automobiles
will meet him at the train.
Gov. Folk is one of our greatest
public men. The State of Missouri,
it will be recalled, endorsed him as
their candidate for the presidency
before the Baltimore convention.
His own fight for his state, whe re-
he cleaned out the race tract gamt-
lera and otherwise wrought reforms
against most strenuous odds, is well
All is activity just now at the
headquarters of the Redpath Chau
tauquas in Chicago in preparation
for the chautauqua which is to be
here and at many other points on
the great chautauqua chain of 1913.
The opening date of the chautau
qua in Hopkinsville is June lb.
Tests To Be Made in Chicago.
By Jesuit Scientists..
Washington, April 29. In the be
lief that a cure for tuberculosis has
been discovered, aside from that an
nounced by Dr. Friedrich F. Freid
mann, it is announced here that tho
Jesuits have decided to establish a
research laboratory in Loyola Uni
versity, Chicago, in which tests look
ing to the establishment of the claims
of the inventor of the cure will be
No report as to the supposed effic
acy of the alleged cure accompanied
the announcement. The serum, it
was announced, is the discovery of
Dr. Peter Duket, a physician of Chi
cago, who claims he has cured ad
vanced cases of consumption through
The Jesuits will investigate these
claims, and will also test othor se
rums and soppused cures in the new
laboratory. Dr. Maximilian Horsog,
formerly a pathologist in the United
States public health service, will be
in charge of the tests.
" HELD OVER
To Next Grand Jury On Charge
Of Horse Stealing.
Last Saturday night u fino mare
was stolen from G. M. Brockman, of
Trenton'. The Chief of Police hear
ing of the matter arrested a, negro
by the name of George Elkin and
notified Mr. Brockman, who came
here Tuesday and identified his ani
mal, which had been loft at the farm
of Richard Leavell, on the Clarks
ville pike. Ho then came to town
and recognized tho negro and charg
ed him with stealing the horse.
Elkin made a free confession and
will be held until the June grand
jury passes upon his case.
Runaway Girl Found.
Romona Borden, daughter of Gail
Borden, the millionaire milk dealer,
who disappeared three dbys ago,
was found in Boston and restored to