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HOPKINSVILLE , KENTUCKIAN.
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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1913.
Ralph Tandy Meacham.
Under a mound of flowers in Riv
erside Cemetery the remains of Ralph
Tandy Meacham; the youngest of
the three sons of Ma or and Mrs.
Chas. M. Meacham, were laid to rest
; 0 yesterday afternoon in thepriseftce
of hundreds who loved the young
man for what ho waa a noble, high
minded Christian-boy. Those Who
have seen him grow from boyhood
to youth and from youth to young
manhood, have.known him to be all
that is honorable and true. Those-
who knew of his aspiration to rise
beyond mediocrity in ihe world of
action and Usefulness, do not won
der that when a mere boy .he con
ceived the idea of giving his life to
the service of his country, and with
( 1 tViid fpcj5rf" errmvintr rlsnlv nnnn him
he applied himself to his studies
with a zeal that knew no bounds and
kept him in the forefront of his
classes and won the' confidence of
, ; his tutors.
The proud moment of his life came
when he was informed that both his
physical and mental examination
for a cadetship at Annapolis were
successful, he having been named
for the place by Hon. A. 0. Stanley.
In June, lDlO, he entered upon his
studies and his progress, under most
rigid requirements, was simply a
reproduction v of his record in the
schools oi the city where he was
UU111 Clllll vyugik; I3 UUU ObUUlCU uuu
learned to love success and leader
ship. Then ft was that his friends
began to predict for him a great
future, a career of distinction that
might eventually place him upon
- Kentucky's roll of army and naval
familiar quotation, "Death
shinincr mark." is. alas! too
true. We know it is true, and when
Ralph Meacham was called to duty
when our country was- payin its
i tribute to Admiral Robley Evans,
Jr. Death was mingling in the cortege
and touched the life of the young
Midshipman. In the face of most
inclement weather the young men
stood , their ground as true heroes,
though many of them contracted
severe colds, Ralph being one of
them, But still he labored on and
wus us uuiciit ill ma sluuics ua evtu. i
men when the remains or raul
Jones, another of America's naval
heroes, were brought from France,
the Midshipmen took part in the
honors, even though the weather
was the worst, it has been saidr ever
known. .Death was again in the
nks and one here, another there,
as stricken and Kalph Meacham
was again a mark.
He never got over the fresh cold
taken that day, when his uniform
was frozen after being soaked for
hours in a winter rain. But still he
kept up his studies with all his wan
ing vigor and did not give up until
placed in the hospital, late in May,
T when it was found that his hr gs
Just a year ago he came home for
a brief visit, en route to Colorado.
Soon after he proceeded to the Gov
ernment hospital at Las Animas,
Col. It was hoped that the pure air
of that high altitude and outdoor
living might stay the hand of death.
But nothing that could be done by
a loving mother, who sperit months
with him, could avail. All the ef
forts .of faithful nurses and skilled
physicians were in vain, and Fri-
W afternoon the brief career of a
oble boy came to an untimely end
. with mother and father by his side,
and his spirit went back to the God
Funeral 'services ' were cond
ucted yesterday at the home
City Public Schools Will Close
With Exercises at Taber
THERE ARE 24 GRADUATES
Henry Clay Debating Society
at Baptist Church Last
The younger children, as well as
many of the older, are now counting
the days when the time will come
for laying aside their books and for
getting studv for the summer
months. The college girls and boys
are longing for the day when they
are to go back to their homes and
see the home folks again,
inursaay night the commence
ment exercises will be held at Union
Tabernacle. The commencement ad
dress will be delivered by Judge J.
The graduation class this year is
composed of fifteen young ladies and
nine young men. ineir names are;
Misses Berthyne Bartley, Eliza
beth Olivia Breathitt, Florence Ros-
setter Busb, Fannie Long Campbell,
Mabel Violette Cayce, Emma Leigh
Cowherd, Margaret Dytz Dalton,
Mary Elizabeth Danforth, Lillian
Askew Gaines, Nora Belle Golladay,
Elizabeth Maud Hayes, Mabel Clair
McSljane, Roaa Logan Nourse, Kath
leen Williamson Perkins, Lela May
Messrs. William Henry Abbitt,
George Harrison Cate, William Rob
ert Cate, John Andrew Dotson,
Henry Ide Eager, Thomas Daniel
Roberts, Calvin Miles Thompson,
Richard Herndon Waller, Oscar Lof
The balance of the program for
the week follows: '
Monday night, June 2. At the
First Baptist church at 8:15 eighth
annual debate of Henry Clay Debat
Wednesday morning, June 4.
At the Avalon at 10:30, Class Day
The program for the annual de
bate to be held at the First Baptist
church is as follows:
Resolved, That the Act of Con
gress establishing free passage for
the American Coastwise Ship's
through the Panama Canal should
Affirmative Henry Eager, Hern
don Waller and John Dotson.
Negative Calvin Thompson, Will
Cato and George Cate.
on South Main by Rev. Calvin M.
Thompson, pastor of the First Bap
tist church. Co. D., under Capt.
E. W. Clark, acted as escort and the
pall bearers were: Thomas Smith,
Albert Brownell, Thomas Kelly,
Athol Bartley, Coleman Moore, Rob
ert Henry, Howe Wallace and John
Had Arm Broken Last Satur-
day With Crank.
Latham Davis, son of Mr. L. H.
Davis, who has learned to run his
father's new auto, had his arm brok
en last Saturday while cranking the
machine. The facture was not ser
ious, and Latham, who is a plucky
little fellow, was out driving the
machine the next day.
Evansville, Ind June 1,, John
Posey,, a negro, was arrested- here
on the charge of attempting to as
sault a girl 9 years old. Posey for
merly lived in Hopkinsville, Ky.
Valuable Property To Be Sold
By Young Men's Christian
NEW ORGANIZATION ASSURED;
Another Campaign To Raise
Funds Tols Be
Hopkinsville is big enough, good
enough and sufficiently enterprising
to have an active Young Men's
Christian Association, and she is go
ing to have it.
A list of names for membership in
the new organization yards long was
secured a few weeks since in a rapid
campaign, and another campaign to
raise money is to be inaugurated be
A large meeting of those interest
ed in the proposed new organization
was held at the rooms of the H. B.
M. A. last Friday night. The gath
ering was for business but the maia
question to be aettled was what
should be done with the building of
the old organization.
One element was strongly in favor
of Belling the old building, provided
its value could be received. Since
the building was put up many years
ago real estate on Ninth street has
considerably advanced. Though the
building has never been entirely
completed it is today worth several
thousand dollars more than it was
ten or fifteen years ago.
Two corporations have been using
it for offices for some time, they
having sufficiently finished it for
their uses. Now that, by action of
the meeting last Friday night, the
property is on the market, one
would naturally conclude that they
will become the purchasers. This
however, is merely hypothetical
But the property is valuable and
will increase in value, as Ninth
street is already one of the principa
business streets, next, no doubt,
The element that favored this dis
position of a question that has, from
the very outset, stood in the way of
reorganization of the Y. M. C. A.
prevailed over another element that
was opposed to selling the property,
but to go ahead and complete the
entire building and use it as was
The vexed question, howeyer,
to be settled, provided the gentle
mm named by the meeting can dis
P30 of the PPerty at a Bum ap
proximating its value. The com
mittee named to sell the property is
composed of F. W. Dabney, M. C.
Forbes, George D. Dalton, Ira L.
Smith and L. H. Davis. No better
committee could have been selected.
They know what property is worth
and they are strong believers in the
Y. M. C. A. movement.
Attorney jonn antes, the secre
tary, was directed to correspond
with other Y.M. C A's and induce
them to come here and lend their
assistance In the coming: campafgn.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bion Baker
announce the approaching marriage
of their daughter,
. Frances Helen June,
Mr. Robert McLuro Fairleigh
Stephensport (Wis.) Regls'er.
Mrs. Charles Miller TTirown
From Buggy at La-
TORSE SCARED AT AUTO.
ton Injured and May Lose
H Use of One of His
iiura. varies miner met ner aeatn
at Lafayette last Sunday by being
inrown irom a nuggy. iier son,
.t t tit
wuu waa m ine Duggy witn ner, was
also thrown out and had one arm
hrnlron Whan nr..,. t:ii
. cu mio. Waal
thrown out her head struck a stone,
with great force and she lived not
longer than fifteen minutes. The
impact was at the base of the brain
.uuu 10OUCu xruiu ur uuae,
RoarinzSnrmcr and Cadi. In Tr J
county, with her son had driven to
her sister's in Lafayette Saturday,
where they remained that night and
part of bunday. Her sister, Mrs. L.
W Pendleton, has been ill for some
Just after Mrs. Miller and her Bon
had started home they met Dr.
Brandon in his automobile. As soon
as the horse showed evidences of
,s u , u tu ueuu
pass without running, but such was
not the case, and the unfortunate
occupants of the buggy were thrown
out. Mrs. Miller was taken to the
undertaking establishment of L. J.
rurceu mm everyinmg possioieaone
by the physicians to restore her, but
she soon breathed her last. She is
survived by her husband, two sons
and one daughter, the latter being a
student in McLean College this year.
DEAD AT NINETEEN.
Herschel G. Lacy Died Monday,
Herschel G. Lacy died at the home
of his brother-in-law, Mr. Henry
Hurt, on West beventh street, yes-
erday morning at 3 o'clock, in the
nineteenth year of his age.
Symtoms of turberculosis devel-
oped many months ago and finally
he was compelled to take to his bed.
mi l 9 I I
inrougn six long weens ne grew
weaker and weaker and everything
that loving hands and faithful physi
cians couia uo lor nis restoration
was unavailing and ho quietly sank
IJ .1 J L. if I
to rest Monday.
im.i i. iij I
reie, us nu w3 genura.iy cauea,
was a general favorite and he had
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vivacious young fellow and bade fair
to develop into a good business
man. lie got into the race two
was offered as a prize by one our
businessmen anu came out easily
W. W. Lacy. He leaves two sisters,
Mrs. Henry Hurt, Mrs. Stanley
West and two brothers, Messrs. Co-
ley and Harry Lacy.
Cnrnl .o.ulnoa mill h tl,Jo
WW..... u c.Uv.a at
denceoiMr. uurt ana tno inter-
mentwill take place in Riverside
Edgar Howell and Miss Grace
Holmes, young people Qf near Em
pire, eloped to Clarksvllle and were
win r,n tip
Company Formed to Erect Long
SQUARE BACK OF LATHAM
Capital Stock $25,000, Half of
Which is Already
Articles of incorporation of the
Hopkinsville Apartment Company
was filed last Saturday. The incor
porators are: A. D. Noe, Sr., of
this city. A. G. O'Kain, of Nashville,
jbrank M. Fisher, of Paducah. The
capitai 8tock ia fixed at $25 0Q0 d.
vi(Jed into share3 of $100 each Tne
indebtedness at no time is to exceed
the capital stock.
Tne s,te i3 the vacant lot east of
I Hotel Latham, fronting on Seventh,
Liberty and Sixth street. The pres
ent plan is to divide the bi 2story
building into eighteen apartments.
There will be single rooms, and suits
0f from two to five rooms. It will
be Ughted fay electricityf hot and
co1d water throughout, gas for
coking and a large number of bath
rooms. Everything will be modern
Half the stock has already been
.taken and aa 800n aa the other 8tock
13 subscribed for work on the build-
ing will begin.
John Metcalfe, who sold the valu-
able property to the company had
contemp.ated doing exactly what
the new company is to do.
Indications That Work Will
Be Soon Begun."
Charles Ducker and Mrs.. Anna
Gunn, who sold thir property to the
Government on which the postoffice
building is to be built, received no-
tice Saturdav to vacate thu nrnner.
ty by the 8'.h of July. This looks
like work will be begun pretty soon.
Mr. Ducker has bought a lot on
Bryan street and will move his house
a3 soon aghe can Becure
perm5t and mako a controct.
The house belonging to Mrs. Gunn
which ja a two-story frame building,
i3 now occupied by Mrs George M
Steele as a boarding house. We
have not heard of what djsposition
Bu TOm nf lh u.-.-M.-no.
xhe gmaI1 co Qf nd fln Lj,
orl eetIn thB rearof Mn Duck.
0-'o ! kflin vnnnnf cnvorol
Qf Kentucky Woman Against
Knilrnnrl I nmnanv
I Mrs. SnmilPl Sc.nr.r nf iltwonyhnrn
fiui in rAmt rn, f P.fnQ.
ton, Ind., a suit for?lG.000 against
the Big Four Railroad Company for
damages alleged to have been done
UUNng tfiO TeCCnt ilO0(i. blXO 0W11B
I Kf ill ttnraa in Wnhnah H.ifrrra ntiH
aiege3 that when the railroad cm
bankment broke on the line between
Evansville and Mt. Carmel, III., the
flood rushed across her land in a very
destructive manner and leftade
posit of barren Band one to four feet
deep, which has rendered many acres
I of the land absolutely worthless.
Miss Pauline Watkins, of Dexter,
Mo is visiting friends in the city.
The Pope insists that he is well
again, but his doctors are reluctant
to dismiss his case.
James Colovan, an amateur avia
tor, was killed Saturday by the ov
erturning of his biplane at Chicago.
While Assiatant State's Attorney
Bell was prosecuting two alleged?
pickpockets in court at Chicago he
was robbed of his pocketbook, con
The National Memorial to the 26T
officers and men who were lost with
the battleship Maine in Havana har
bor was unveiled at New York Sat
One pugilist killed another in a
prize fight at Calgary, Alberta, Can
ada. If the survivor makes a spec
ialty of this sort of thing, why not
import him to fight Jack Johnson?
And now it is a New York State-
Senator who has been convicted of
bribery after being white washed bv
the Senate itself. New York seems
to be making an honest effort to be
Vice-president Marshall will be
the guest of the Nashville Young
Men's Christian Association June
6, where preparations are being
made for the celebration of Found
The Emperor of Japan is now said
to be out of danger. He is up from
an attack of pneumonia and Sissoa
has made his threatened speech
against Japan. The worst is prob
The Republican leaders' at Wash
ington have decided to call a conven
tion some time or other to reorgan
ize, but have not decided vet
j whether to hold it in Salt Lake Cits
Kaiser William now has a son-in-law,
who married his only daughter,
Louise, last week. The match bur
ies the hatchet between William and
his ancient enemy the Duke of Cum
berland, father of the groom.
J. L. Smith, a G. A. R. veteran
of Detroit, has challenged for a foot
race any Confederate veteran who
think3hecan run. Perhaps he can
get the same Johnny Rsb to accept
the challenge who taught him hov
to run at Bull Run.
Refusing to grant their demands
for an increase in salary, tweke of
the fourteen telephone girls em
ployed at the Cumberland Telephone
exchange at Madisonviile went out
on a strike Saturday.
When that pier collapsed at Lonf.
Beach, Cal., of the 35 people killed
29 were ladies and the rest smal
boys, all trying to be the first through
the gate. The Mayors of Long Beach
and Los Angeles, who were modest
ly in the rear with the other mere
men, escaped unhurt. The earl
bird sometimes gets something that
isn't a worm.
Andrew Carnegie has given 1,
000,000 to the medical department
of Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
$200,000 of the fund to be furnished
A. il .
uuce iur me erection ana equip
ment of laboratories, and the income
from the remaining $800,000 to bt
paid annually for the support of the
department through the Carnegie
Dr. Abbot, the scientist in charge
of the astronomical observatory of
the Smithsonian Institution at Wash
ington, says that our unusually warm
winter and late spring was due to
the1 volcanic dust thrown out of Mt.
Katmai, in Alaska, during its erup
tion last summer. The dust wag
caught in the winds, was blown
carelessly about without a chanco
of falling, except in almost imper
ceptible quantities, and formed a
species of coverlet ubove the surface
of the earth which prevented the ac
customed escape of the summer
heat, und held it so that it modified
the winter cold.