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VOL. 28. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, MAY 30. 1907. NUMBER152.
mrs. wm. Mckinley dead
Died Sunday at Noon at Her Home in
Canton Ohio President Roosevelt
Attended the Funeral
Canton, Ohio May 27. At 1:30
o'clock Sunday afternoon Mrs. "William
McKinlcy fell into the sleep that
knows no awaking. The transition
from life to death was so peaceful
and gradual that it was with difficulty
that the vigilant physicians and attendants
noted when dissolution
finally came. There was no struggle
At the McKinlcy home when death
came, there were present: Secretary
Cortelyon, Mr. , and Mrs. M. C.
Barber, Mre. Sarah Duncan, Mrs.
Luther Day, Justice and Mrs. Wm.
R. Day, Drs. Portman and Rixey
and the nurses.
The funeral arrangements so far as
made arc that Dr. Buxton will have
charge of the services, which are to
be simple. They will bo held at the
McKinley home at 2 o'clock Wednesday
Secretary Cortelyon is directing
the arrangements and will remain
here until after the funeral. Dr.
Rixey left Sunday evening for Washington
to join President Roosevelt.
It is announced that President Roose
velt and Secretary Locb will arris e
in Canton Wednesday morning to
attend the funeral services. Vice
president Kairbanks, who had often
been a house guest of the McKinlcys
is expected also.
The body of Mrs. McKinley will
be placed in the vault in the West
Lawn cemetery, which -holds the
remains of her husband, until the
completion of the national masolcuiu
on Monument hill, when both caskets
will be transferred to receptacles in
Mrs. Barber received numerous
telegrams of condolence on the death
of her sister. Among them were
telegrams from President Roosevelt
and Vice-President Fairbanks.
Ida Saxton McKinley was born in
Canton, June S, 1S47. James A.
Saxton, her father, was an intellectual,
progressive businessman bankei.
His wife was a woman of extraordinary
cultuic and refinement. Ida
Saxton was reared in a home of comfort
After attending the Canton schools,
she was a pupil at private school at
Delihi, N. Y. and later went to
Cleveland academy and fiinished her
education at Brook Hall seminary,
While she taught Sunday school
in the Presbyterian church, a young
lawyer, William McKinley, was
buperintendent of the First Methodist
Episcipal Sunday school. Amoug
many admirers and suitors the handsome
young soldier, who had been
with Grant and Sherman and won
distinction in the Shenaudoah valley,
was the favored one and on January
25, 1871, William McKinley and
Ida Saxton wero married.
There were born to them two
daughters, Katie, on Christmas day
of 1871 and Ida, on April 1, 1873.
But the heartstrings of the mother's
tenderest love were broken when Ida
passed away in August, 1873, Mrs.
McKmley's mother having died the
month before the little one was born.
Katie lived three and years
and she then passed from earth.
Then it was that the almost broken
hearted wifo became an invalid.
Among her diversions was the
crooheting of slippers, which she
as keepsakes to friends, handed
to the needy or gave to bazaars.
More than 3,500 pairs of slippers
were knitted by her and given away.
The estate left by the President
was appraised at $215,000 whon the
inventory was made and has since
increased in value. By the terms of
the will of Mr. McKinley, the estate
at the death of Mrs. McKinley was
to be devided equally among his
brother, Abner McKinley, now deceased
and sisters Mrs. Duncan and
Miss Helen McKinley, of Cleveland,
Mrs. Hermanns Bear, (Mabel
is the daughter and heir of
The Board of Trustees for the
Marion Graded School met a few days
ago and elected the following teachers:
Principal, John P. King, of
Eighth Grade, Miss Margaret
Seventh Grade, Miss Frances Gray.
Sixth Grade, Miss Florence Harris.
Fifth Grade, Miss Mayme Henry.
Fourth Grade, Miss Ethel Hard.
Third Grade, Miss Carolyn Harris.
Second Grade, Miss Lena Woods.
First Grade, Mrs. Fanny Walker.
The primary teachers from the
first to seventh grades inclusive will
receive a five dollar per mouth raise
on their salaries for the next term.
Card of Thanks,
We wish to thank all our neighbors,
and the good people of Mattoou
and Baker vicinity, for their kindness
shown us, during the lat illness
of our devoted wife and mother.
A. L. and J. C. Brown.
Will Instruct For Collector E. T. Franks
State Meeting Held in Louisville
Wednesday June 19.
The Republicans of the state will
hold county mass convention on Sat
urday afternoon, June lit, for the
purpose of selecting delegates to the
state convention which convenes in
Louisville on Wednesday, June 1!.
It was ordered that in all county
mass conventions and ward mass conventions
the vote of the conventions
upon all questions shall be taken
viva voce. The basis of representation
in the state convention be fixed
at one delegate for each one hundred
(100). or fraction over fifty (50),
votes cast for the Republican electors
at the presidential election of I9U4.
Daviess countv is entitled to thirty-lour
delegates to the state convention.
It is a well known fact that the
Republican leaders in Owensboro and
Daviess county do not favor the candidacy
of Wilson for the nomination.
It is believed that Daviess county
will send a delegation instructed for
Collector E. T. Franks for governor.
While Mr. Franks is not a candidato
for the nomination the locil leaders
say that Daviess county Republicans
should show their appreciation for
his services to the party by giving
him this complimentary indorsement.
The Republican county executive
committee met yesterday and called
a mass county convention for June
15. The committee, by a unanimous
vote recommended that the county
convention to instruct for Franks for
governor. Owensboro Messenger.
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Judge Matt Redwine Refuses to Preside.
Sandy Hook, Ky., May 27 It
only required Judge Matt Redwine a
few minutes to dispose of the Hargis
cases this morning so far as he is
concerned. He declined to preside
during any of the trials of the Breathitt
feud cases and ordered the clerk
to certify that fact to Governor Beckham.
The cases will now be re-as
signed for trial at tho October term
of court, but can be tried sooner if
tho special fudge to be appointed desires
it and can select a time
to both parties. While no ono
is in position to know will admit it
is currently reported that Judge
Carnes already has the appointment
of special judge and is now enroute
to Sandy Hook to try the case.
Wins Nomination for Railroad Commissioner
After Hard Fight at
6. W. LANDRAM6ETS RATE CLERKSHIP
Henderson, Ky., May, 22, At
9:30 o'clock this evening, McD.
Ferguson, of Ballard county, was
nominated as the Democratic candidate
for Railroad Commissioner from
the first railroad district of Kentucky.
Ferguson won out by gaining the
forces of Southall, Landram and
Gardner late in the evening.
Seven inefectual ballots were cast
Tuesday and up to noon Wednesday
the situation was hardly changed.
At noon the vote stood Ferguson 90,
Finn 141, Gardner 33, Landram 51,
Southall 04. With the votes in
this shape, adjournment until 2 p.m.
was taken but at the outset of the
afternoon session it was apparent
that a nomination was not to come
with each candidate holding his own,
so the convention adjourned to meet
at S o'clock in the evening.
In the interim the leaders of the
Ferguson, Southall, Landram and
Gardner forces got together and it
was decided to throw all the combined
forces to the support of Ferguson
who was elected on the nincteenh
ballot. The final vote was:
Finn moved that Ferguson's nomination
be made unanimous after
Harmony in the Democratic party
as the keynote of the speeches of
B. W. Bradburn, of Bowling Green
Hal Corbett, of Paducah. The former
was the leader of the Finnites
and the latter worked hard for Ferguson.
The deal which won the railroad
commissionership for Fcrgusou and
Landram is now known.
Landram and Southall were in the
deal. Landram is assured the place
of rate clerk for the commission and
Southall was given the First and
Second congressional district for
lieutenant governor. Only Gardner
was not in the deal. It is said that
Finn attempted to make several such
deals, offering Southall most anything
he might wish, but so far as
Fine was concerned the goods could
not have been delivered. It was
Ferguson or Landram to win and no
other man was considered.
$10,000 Real Estate Deal.
The heirs of the late Gus Terry,
have sold tho home place, (the old
Blake Terry place) to a syndicate of
Marion capitalists for $10,000 in
The place contains 470 acres, and
is heavily timtcred and thought to
be rich in mineral. Among the
purchasers are reported the
C. B. Hina, Sturgis; J. '. Boston,
T. H. Cochran. C. E. Weldon,
Dr. F. W. Xunn, H. F Morris, W.
A. Blackburn and J. C. Mills, of
Paducah, salesman for Simmons
Hardware Co, of St. Louis.
Gentry Bros. Show.
Gentry Bros, famous show has
come and gone. Two excellent performances
wero given one in the
afterdoon and tho other in the evening.
Both performances were well attended
by Marion and county people.
Tho show, in many respects,' was
greater and better than ever, and the
performances of trained ponies and
dogs were beyond comparison, as
was also the performances of the educated
Every part of the afternoon and
evening performances was exceeding-
ly interesting and highly enjoyable
to those in attendance.
The street parade in the forenoon
was excellent and witnessed by a
large crowd of people.
1 Mrs. Brown Dead.
Mrs. Kliza Jane Oneal Brown,
died Tncsday morning at four o'clock
May the 21st 1907 at her home near
Mattoon. Her husband, J. C
Brown, survives her, also one son,
A. L. (Doc) Brown. She was in
her eighty-second year. She was a
member at Baker church.
Sunday School Convention.
The Crittenden county Sunday
School Convention, will be held
Tuesday July 2nd, in Wilson grove
near spar mill at I. C. crossing. On
Monday night before, there will be a
business meeting of the officials of
the county Sunday Schools, at which
the state officials will be present.
R. M. Franks,
A block and tackle, pair of clamps
and 40 feet of plow line rope were
taken from the roadside near the
bridge at gate to Geo. Foster farm
on Salem road last week. If promptly
returned no further action will be
taken. Spurlin McCord,
Home Telephone Co.
CANTRILL OUT; CARROLL IN
Judge James Cantrill Resignes his Seat
on Bench Hon. John D.
Frankfort, Ky., May, 2S, Judge
James Cantrill, of Georgetown, resigned
his scat on the bench of the
court of appeals today and the governor
at once named the Hou. John
D. Carroll, formerly of New Castle,
Henry county, but later a
the court of appeals, to the
vacancy. Judge Carroll was sworn
into office at the opening of court
this forenoon as an appellate judge.
Judge Cantrill resigned because of
his failing health and his inability
to attend to the duties of the office.
Judge Carroll is not only regarded
a competent successor, but is one of
the leading lawyers of the State.
Big Crowds Are In Attendance and A
Big Time Is Engaged
The West Amusement Company
which is exhibiting each afternoon
and evening at their grounds in the
Blackburn-Weldon addition, is a
succes in each and every feature.
The Society Circus with its educated
dogs and vaudeville features is
certainly good and well worth the
price oi admission.
When you visit the "Old Plantation"
and see those negroes dance and
sing you feel like you were living in
the days of the sixties.
Boneta, the armless wonder is
certainly wonderful, to sec her
write, play the banjo, use the scissors,
knife etc, is very remarkable
A show which every one should
see is Noname, he is one of the
strangest freaks of human nature
ever seen in the country. Very intelligent
and Dr. A. G. Ratcliff the
manager is always glad to tell you
Noname's life history and his habits.
All in all it is one of the best shows
on the midway, and is more than
worth the price of admission.
What everybody enjoys is the
merry-go-round everybody rides and
has a good time.
Large crowds are in attendance
each night and both old and young
arc enjoying a week of fun and
having a royal jrood time.
16000 Pound Boiler Moved.
T. P. Barnes, the Salem teamster,
hauled last week to the Pope Mining
Co, the huge eight ton boiler which
has awaited a suitable condition of
the roads to be moved for several
months, having occupied the I. C.
right of way near the depot during
Mr. Barnes delivered the boiler
at its destination without a mishap,
and now, general manager, W. S.
Lowery, is having same placed,
ready to operate.
Agent Lon Johnson has returned
from Chicago, where he represented
In England and France
of Alum Baking Powder prohibited
by law because injurious
effects that follow
The law in the District of
Columbia also prohibits Alum
You may live where as yet you have no protection against Alum
The only sure protection against Alum in your Baking 'Powder is fo
Say plainly -
ROYAL is made from
HOI FOR THE CARNIVAL
the railroad telegraphers of this district.
He succeeded in getting a
raise for all operators on this division,
amounting in all to about $1500
a year. Mrs. Johnson went to Chicago
and spent a few days with her
husband just before he returned.
Morgan field Sun.
Real Estate Deal.
Levi Cook sold his home place on
South Main street last week, to W.
L. Staton, who with his wife will
occupy it. Mr. and Mrs. Staton
have made their home here for some
months at the New Crittenden hotel,
and we are glad they are now buying
a home and locating permanently
We have not learned Mr. Cook's
plans, but he will not doubt, build
at once on the west side of the street.
May 20 a happy crowd of relatives
met at the home of H. L. Belt to
celebrate the Stembridgc reunion.
You may know all were eager to
be there when we say that they began
to arrive at 11 o'clock the niirht
before. At noon H. R. Stembridgc,
the head of the family, wa seated at
the table, everyone present taking
him just a little piece of somcthiug
to eat. But the funny part was he
failed to eat it all. Several had
measles and could not be there, but
a goodly number was present.
Queen of Carnival.
On next Friday evening, May 31,
at six o'clock the most popular lady
in Marion will be known, also crowned
the Queen of the Carnival and
receive a haiidsomo brooch. The
contest is open to all young ladies
of Marion. You can find votes and
ballot boxes at Ormc's and Uaynes
& Taylor's drug stores and the diamond
brooch is now on exhibition
at Levi Cook's jewelry store. Votes
are one cent each. The young lady
receiving the largest number of votes
will be crowned Queen and her best fellow
will be the King So go on boys
vote for your choice and you will be
The following judges have been
selected to make the official count:
J. L. Travis, Jr., W. II.
Clark and J. B. Sedbcrry. Tho
mayor ol the city will crown the
Absolutely pure Cream of Tartar, a pure Grape
proaucc. Aias digestion aaas to me neaumuiness ot food.