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THE DARK T0BA6G0
Upon Request of a Committee
From this City
LAST WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9th
Made a Statement to the People of Crittenden
County In Regard to
Willing to do all in Their Power to Prevent
Lawlessness of any Kind In
This or any County
I'diniiiittoo, composed of Mosurs.
A It Yaoilall, G. M. Critlcr and T.
li Cochran, iutorricwed the officer
f ihc Hark Tobacco Growors Asso-
nun at Princeton Wednesday and
for a statement addrosnod to
il.. ptoplo of Crittondon oounty.
I'hiH Matomont was not forthcoming
I. that day but wax taiucd Saturday
i i an follows:
I ' 'lip People of Crittenden oounty:
It has loco reported that throatd
i annnymous lottors aro boihg
i ird n Crittenden oounty.
V w, we aro not familiar with the
ixiitious in Crittondon county. The
I'.rL Tobaaoo Grower AnsooUtinn
I no organization in that oounty
and consequently no officers who oan
r rip manage the kituatlon; but wo
n asuure the people of that county
i hit thin annooiation doos not cndoro
.i method and will do all in the
' unds of roaxon to prevent
of every kind and to roMore
;aip and good will among the
John W. Hollow km.,
Chairman Caldwell oounty.
OF THE EDITOR
Now In the Panhandle Near Canyon City,
Teias Writes Real Interesting
Canyon, City, Tex., Jan. 1), 11)07.
l'i a Mahkiiam.
Press coming regular now. Wo
" glad to get it. Wo have had
thing but spring woathor since we
itnr to tho l'anhandlo of Texan, you
iK'ht to be out hero and enjoy tho
' ni woathor with us. hand is very
' h. will grow anything you plant.
N" hills, no rooks, no bushes or vine
' h i limatc. Plenty of good water
: man nnd beast. Lund ohoap yet,
' going up all tho timo. Anyono
w! bought a section of land January
'- lilOB for 1000 is now worth
andean bo hold for this amount.
Hundreds of men aro coining here
"in tho north nnd east and buying
1 s land. This Innd will advance
t moro on the ncro boforo this
This land ih too good to stay down
v re it is. This is n big country
' ' thinly settled. Taxes nre $10
' f 12 por section of OlOnorosfor
1 ' yenr. How is thnt? Well,
Marshall this is a purely farming
1 1. urie country, fifty bushels of wheat
grown per ncro near this town in
1 ""'. Alfalta, corn, kaflir corn,
1 "c and in fact everything in hero
' -how for itaolf. Fruit and
l 'os and small borrios do excellent.
l' man that buys some of this dirt
' 'W is tho man that makes the monoy.
' II I must oloso for this timo. Hopo
' u all lmd a merry Xnms.
GEOIH1K II. OlllIlKR. I
LIST OF COUNTY'S
HEAVIEST TAX PAYERS
Assessed by the County Board
LAST WEEK, AT OVER $5000
P. B, Croft, the Tolu
Leads With an Assessment of
$39,295 Win. Barnett
Second With $32,455 P. S, Maxwell
Third Wltn S3I.200 W. E. Dowell
Fourth With $25,125
The County Hoard of Tax Supervisor!!,
oempoiud of the following
gniUomon, John T. Piokons, George
P. Wilson, Geo. T. Holt, Win. T.
Terry, Chas. Fox, wore in sossion all
last wook and have aomplotod their
Holow wo glvo the agsossmontd in
tho oeunty that roaeh f 5,000 orovor.
Noxt wook wo hops to publish the
list frm $2,500 to f,000.
Mauio.n, No. I.
Hlu it Gugonhoim $ 7,500
Hlue Nunu HJ.iKlO
A. H. Jarvls (1,000
H. K. Klanary 14,305
Geo. Fostor (5,010
Kentucky Fluorspar Go. 11,875
II. A. Uaynos, Com. for
W. A. Parfitt (5,000
IL II. Kemp . 7,255
P. S. Maxwell J11.200
J. P. Pioroe il.UGO
J. A. Stocar 10,000
31.utON, No. 2.
J. N. Hoston 7;(505
W. G. Carnahan 23,050
Felix G. Cox (J,5!J0
Cochran it Pickens 8,500
Wm. H. Crider (5,030
Mrs. 31. K. Croft ' 24,700
Wm. C. Cullon 5,205
Alfred Doan 5,595
Dr. J. 0. Dixon 15,300
Ford it Cm co 5,030
Wm. Fowler 17,205
Klcota M. Frisbee 12,115
K. J. Hayward 15,307
Lemuel II. Jain us (5,315
Sidney 31. Jenkins 11,735
Marion Klec. Lgt. it Ice Co. 5,000
Marion Hank 10,000
Marion Milling Co. 8,200
11. L. Moore 8,850
Jas. II. Ormo 8,305
Goo. W. Perry S.320
J a in os L. llankin 7,000
Taylor it Caiman (5,550
Mrs. Emolino G. Wheeler 17,125
Itobort W. Wilson 1(5,225
W. II. Yandoll 0,175
Drousiiuno No. 3.
W. L. Bonuott 7,315
W. F. Oliver 5,135
W. I. Tabor 5,555
Union No. 4.
Tims. P. Barnes (1,355
Geo. M. Barnes 5,(515
Alf II. Cnrdin 10,730
Wm. Clr.co 5,(500
F. M. Clement 13,050
Leo F. White 5,305
IIlTRRIOANG NO. 5.
Wm. Harnett 32,45ft
A. J. Honn'ott 0,3(50
Isaao II. Clement 5,500
Green 11. Crawford 12.CS5
J. H. Uroft 17,020
Phin B. Croft 30,205
Wir. K. Dowoll 25,125
Tlios. K. Griflith 5.0S5
Jchn II. Perry 8,115
John M. Phillips ,1S0
(Coutinucd on Eighth Page.)
MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JANUARY 17.
MARION, KY., Jan. 15, 1907.
To Holders of Our Tobacco Contracts:
We recognize both a legal and moral obligation
to fulfill our contract; therefore, beg to advise that
we are now ready to accept delivery, at our Marion
factory, of all tobacco purchased by us, under contract
from the growers of this vicinity.
In this connection will say, that after having received
our outstanding purchases we stand ready to
handle pooled tobacco, should the growers of Crittenden
county organize and wish us to do so.
ARTUHR B. JARVIS,
By S. T. DUPUY, Manager.
New York, Jan. 15. The Western Union Telegraph
Company is in receipt of advices reporting that Kingston,
Jamaica, has been destroyed by an earthquake with much
loss of life. Following is the announcement:,
"The Western Union Telegraph Company has received
advices that communication with Jamaica, is interrupted,
also the isthmus via Jamaica, caused apparently by earthquake,
and that later advices say 'land line communication
restored to within five milesof Kingston. Traffic may be
accepted at sender's risk subject to heavy delay. Reported
that Kingston destroyed by earthquake with much loss of
FIRST MEETING OF
MARION MUSICAL CLUB
The First Meeting of the New Year Held
at Mrs. S. M. Jenkins Last
Satnrday at 2:30 p.m.
AN EXCELLENT PR06RAMNE RENDERED
The Marion Musical Club had its
first meeting this year with Mrs. S.
M. Jenkins, Saturday afternoon, Jan.
12th. The meeting was well attend-
cd and the club starts in the New
Year with renewed enthusiasm.
Wagner was the composer studied
with the following programme.
Sketch of Wagner's Life
Mrs. Percy Nogglc.
Piano Solo, Flying Dutchman
Miss Sallic Woods
Papor on the Operas, Parsifal" nnd
"Tanhauscr" Mrs. Dr.Trisler
Piano Solo, "Evening Star"
Mrs. John Wilson
Papor on "Knthusiasm"
Mrs. T. II. Cochran
Vocal Solo. "3Iy Lady's Bowor"
Mrs. Fannie Walker
Vocal Duet Mrs. John Wilson
3Iiss Kittio Gray
Mesdamos Tucker, Jenkins, Carloton
Piano Duet Miss Madeline Jenkins
Mrs. S. 31. Jenkins
The programmo was well rendered;
the music nil being of a high order.
Tho papers read showed tho subjects
had been studied nnd much thought
nnd caro expended in their preparation.
Delightful refreshments were ser
ved nnd the club adjourned to meet
with Mrs. Nogglo tho second Saturday
in Fobruary, at which timo the
French composer, Chopin, will bo
STBAYED: From my farm nenr
Marion on Jan. 1st, ono how, thin
rinded, blaok with a few white spots,
weighs 250 or 300 lbs. No marks.
Scar on ouch flank. "Will pay for hor
return. Jim Hunt, Marion.
MISS MATTIE PERRY
WINS THE $80 RANGE
Young School Teacher, Daughter of 6.W.
Perry the Capitalist, the Fortunate
Person In Range Contest
DRAWING TOOK PLACE LAST SATURDAY
Mrs. A. S. Cavcndar inaugurated
a contest last fall by which each .customer,
not only received full value
for each dollar spent at that store,
but was also given a chance to win
a magnificent steel range with all
tho utensils complete. The idea was
quite original and quite popular.
The ladies all wnnted that range,
for there is nothing a good housewife
takes greater delight in than hor
Last Saturday was the day set for
tho drawing, and little Miss Vera
Conycr was chosen to draw the winning
ticket, wlnoh she did ufter being
blind-folded. When tho name
on the ticket was read out "Miss
Mattic Perry," it caused quito a de
cline in tho range stock some of the
Miss Perry is being congratulated
and we hear she is to give a big
dinner and cook it all herself on tho
new range and iuvise n number of
her friends to show them what a
good cook she is.
Last Monday was a banner mulo
day. Layno & Lcavel Hros. were
hero nnd they purchased eighteen
mules six of them from Lawson Bros,
the timber men, and brought them
$1150. Twelve others wore bought
and shipped nnd all brought good
Derailment Near Nunns Switch
Tho 3:40 south-bound passongcr
last Thursday wns moro than an hour
lato caused by a coal car boing oil
tho rails near Nunn's Switch. No
ono was injured in tho wreck nnd
very littlo dnmage was done.
MARION HIGH SCHOOL
WINS IN A WALK
THE LONG TALKED OF DEBATE HELD
LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
Result Was Highly Gratifying to all the
Friends of the Marion Speakers
MARION HIGH SCHOOL TRIO
VS. M0R6ANFIELD TRIO
For time immemorial there has existed
a pleasant rivalry between
Marion and Morganficid which has
furnished amusement to the adherents
of each city on every occasion, when
the residents of these places came in
contact with each other. Morganficid
the capital city of Union tho fairest
irnrdcn spot in western Kentucky,
and in fact all the citizens of Union,
have always regarded Crittenden
county and her commercial metropolis
Marion, with more or less disdain,
and it has been only recently, since the
great mineral development has uncovered
the wealth which has been
buried for centuries that they have
recognized in us, a rival worthy of
their highest respect, and their equal
in wealth, progress, education and refinement.
This feeling has ripened
into tics of friendship in social matters
as well as those of business,
church and school, which is a good
omen ono welcomed by the Press
which has ever advocated those
things which broaden the mind and
mellow the heart in all the affairs of
This being the case we welcomed
Prof. Burton and the speakers chosen
as the best his school had produced,
last Friday when they arrived
here to meet tho speakers of our own
school in debating the question, "Resolved
That Labor Unions are moro
Pernicious than Trusts." The auditorium
was crowded long before the
hour for the debate, with friends of
our school, from Marion and vicinity
and of the Morganficid school from
that city nnd Dixon. Quite a number
of loyal friends to the Morgan-field
school having accidently dropped
in just to hear the debate?
The Marion speakers wore Misses
Annie Dean, Fenwick "Wathen nnd
Mr. Gray Ilochestcr. Tho iudire
selected by Marion was Prof. T. J.
Coates. of Princeton. Marion took
the nffirmativo side of the question.
Tho Morganficid speakers were
Miss Verlie Coilman nnd Messrs.
Pnul Schmidt and Thos. "Waller, nnd
their judge was E. G. Saye, of Cory-don,
they taking the negative side of
Tho musical programmo was rendered
by Mesdaines J. W. Wilson and
S. 31. Jenkins and Miss Madclene
31r. Gray Rochester opened the debate
for 31arion and his speech was a
masterly one. His language was
forceful, his delivery dignified and
his speech was well received nnd
pleased his hearers, who pronounced
it unanswerable. Mr. Paul Schmidt
of Morganficid, replied for the negative.
Miss FcnwicK Wathen next
appeared for Marion. She was at
perfect case and was grace itself on
the stage. Her language was well
chosen and hor very appearauce appealed
to the entiro nudienco nnd
from the start it was as plain ns sunlight
that she was n winner of both
debates and hearts as well. She
took the audience by storm.
Miss Verlio Coffman replied for
3Iorgan field, after which Miss Annie
Dean appeared for Marion. Hor
dark eyes flashed, ns with keen repartee
she replied to tho weak arguments
of her opponents. Miss Dean's
bright and well trained mind served
her well and not n point was left tin-
nnowcrd or unprotected. Her speech
wns logical, her rhetoric perfect and
when sho had ended her argument,
the audience ns ono man felt proud
of the thrco students who had so
defended their cause and had
so creditably represented iMarion. No
one in that vast concourse was
ashamed of the Marion High school
students after hearing those thrco
Mr. Tho. WilW closed the
fur Mo:-...... i- '. M"!:iii
his speech without ami i'
the best effort 3IurinuUeld put i.p
but it was palpably plain to every mm
present that our speakers were in a
different class from those of Prof.
Burton's school and he was fair
enough to admit it. The speakers,
or at least some of them did not deny
The audience was unaminous and
could not have been otherwise.
of tho judges, E.G. Saye, of
Corydon, probably out of pity," voted
for Morganficid, altho some claim his
decision was anticipated and was based
on the memory of a previous
the Corydon school had with
Marion, at which time they met
an ignoble defeat. It certainly was
based on something other than justice
The 3Iarion speakers were showered
with congratulations and theyoung,
ladies each received a beautiful floral
A POOR FARMER FINDS
$1,000 IN GOLD AND SILVER
While Tearing Dowm Old Chimney Finds a
Can of Old Coin Beneath the
HOARD T3F A MISER FINALLY REVEALED
MayKing, Ky,, Jfiri. 13. Hut
Hall, a vory poor farmer who lived a-bout
ton miles north of here, found
$1,000 in gold and silver yesterday.
Hall was building a chimney to a
new house he had just erected near
the place where the residence of Allen
Hall once stood. Allen Hall
was a rich old miser, and was thought
to have a great deal of money in his
lifetime, but when he died some eight
or ten years ago his children and
heirs never found any money, aftor
he died his widow and hor youngest
son still resided in the house.
later on some few years ago she
was murdered one night by a notorious
gang of robbers and regulators.
It was thought by the neighbors that
this band of robbers secured Hall's
Later on the old residenco was
burned. So when Hut Hall was
the old chimney rocks and dug
up the hearth stone, he found under
it an old rusty bucket containing $1,-000
in gold nnd silver, which wns
black nud tarnished with age.
Now tho heirs of Allen Ilnll have
brought suit ngninst tho man
who found tho money, claiming it to
be Allen Hall's money, which they
suppose he buried thero many years
ago perhaps before tho lato war.
The Four Leat Clover Quartette.
Tho Four Leaf Clover Quartette
has secured Mr. Percy Nogglo to
fill tho vacancy mado by Mr. Slncdcs
who recently left for Hopkinsvillc.
3Ir. Noggle is a musician of noto,
having been connected with bands
and quartettes for tho last twenty-years,
and wo predict quite an improvement
in this organisation in'
the near future. Miss Sallio "Woods
will fill tho place made vacant by
3Irs. ShrodoB. This makes a vory
strong organization, us all the members
aro good musicians, and have always
pleased tho audiences wherever
thoyhavo appeared. They will bo
heard onco a weok in tho leading
churches in town, and no one should
miss this treat.
Miss Sallio Wiods, accompanist;
Mr. James Travis, first tonor; 31r.
Pcroy Nogglo, second tonor; Mr.
Maurice Sutherland, first bass; Mr.
George 31. Crider, second bass,