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VOL. 29. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, SEPTEMBER, 1907. NUMBER 14
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CLAY
West Kentucky Coal Company Preparing
to Expend $300,000
The operations to bo oonduotod by
the West Kentucky Coal Co. at and
near thu town of Clay, in Webster
county, prosage a groat development
for that plaoo, says tlio Madisourillo
Hocuntly tlio West Kuutuoky Co.
hat commouaod working it Cauey
I'ork mirios stttiitod about one unlo
from Clay. New entries are being
drivoti and additional force put to
work as rapidly as thoy can be ued.
They will be made one of the
f, tipnl nttuei of the company.
A new opening will be wade near
tltr M. A A. railroad and it i un-
that both veini of con! will
1- worked A great lecl tipple will
b rrectod nt thin mine end the latest
appliance in mining architecture
will be intalll iu efrry department.
A rilr'l line it being surveyed
Irooi tin tipple U Caaejulle where
a groat tipple will be erected,
for loading coat on barge.
Tin- rnlroad will leave Um M. A.
t point where the new opening
hiII ' made. wjll mUraecl Wheat
rofi - ratified about tw mil from
Cla) and touch the Ohio river al
It it understood and erery thing
j thai waj, that Clay will be
tl.i in duartcr of the company.
Mr (' J. Rncher, who wu lortnerly
i ! g neral manager of the company,
and who la familiar wllh all their
lUu, haa paid fancy prteoafor three
r lour hundred arraa of ground
.nt to ('lav and u now nurveying
a tnnti aite on tfaia property, about
thr (Uttrfer of a mile from Clay,
tidutly preparing to build a large
ii'iinbtT of houtei in order to accommodate
the people who will have to
har houaea when the work opena.
which will be early next spring, if
not thii fall. Of oonrfe the influx
I of people will increase as the work
It i reliably reKrtd Irani inside
sources that the West Kentuoky will
expend about HO,000 in opening
new milieu and building this new
railroad to Caseyvillo.
All of this. i bound to have a
great elloct upon the town ol Clay.
Clay lia a good graded school and
people are moving in tlioio to got
the school advantages.
The West Kentuoky Coal Co. hat.
made drillings in various place? over
the coal Hold noar Clay, consisting
of about 1,000 aero, and in ovory
instance) the coal was found to bo
regular and as fino ah i taken out
; in Woitorn Kontuoky.
The initios of the Rlaokwell Co at
their new opening noar Clay on the
M. A: A. aro now in operation and
tho coal is of fine quality. Now
'men are put to work as fast as entries
can be driven, and in another year,
cxteusivo output will be made.
Tho Diamond Minos being opened
by F. 31. Maker, about three miles
this sido of Clay on tho M. iV. A.,
will soon be in shapo for business
on a considerable scale llondorson
Richard Mansfield Dead.
The poet is born, not mado, that
is an old axiom which most of us remember
from the early days of our
soholastie training, Tho poet is
born but whore and when, and under
what circumstances? The great
Republic, which borders all tho zones
and touches all tho planets, who.se
population is a happy and a haphazard
mixture of all tho nationalities;
has in tho nature of things, produced
very low poots. And of those few
one is lying dead to-day.
Richard Mansfield, of parentage
characteristically conglomerate, part
American, part Gorman, and wholly
Jew, handcapped by physical disability,
doprosscd by shortness of stature,
shortness of sight, shortness of
memory , driven to the most blatant
arts or advertising to get a decont
hearing, laughed al and ridiculed as
a rpiack, a charlatan, a mountebank;
a mouthing monument of self-conceit;
decried and domed as ati artist, he
who, iiolaseo alone excepted, was
tho most consummate and most
embodiment of tho art of acting
and of stage managomont ever
known this side the Atlantic, is dead,
It so happens that tho death of
.Mansfield strikos tho Amorican
stage nt a critical hour. This is tho
day ot notoriety, and not of doiterts;
this is the day whou the Klorodora
sextet with Nan Patterson at its
heud, it u bettor investment than
Wilkes Booth, or Irving, or Mansfield.
This is the day when tho
glimmer and tho ahoen of tho silk
looking ouiweigh the intellectuality
of a Solherit or a Phillip.
It is not easy to roaliie thai Muna
Hold it dead, it u not eay to face
the prospect of u American stage
given over to the tender mercies of a
Klaw Kalanger ayndicate, and a nick
elodoon outfit. 'Hie debt the Atner
iean lover of art owe to the despised
diaerodited German Jew, who,
fnneral will be signalised by tnbntog
from the world of art the world over,
cannot be conveyed in a few words
Hiehard Man! eld was an. artist, an
actor and a creator, consummate and
perfect in each of W arveral manifestation,
fretful and peeviah when
the potty trivialities of life oppressed
him, but alway and everywhere a
gentleman a geunia, and an artist.
Who will take hi plaoe " II andcr
Cuur Olilce Burned.
Uniaville. Ky.. Aug. 30. - -The
building of the Courier-Journal and
Time at Fourth and Green streets
wa eoHipletely gutted by fire, which
started in the elevator shaft at 1
o'elock this morning, just as the last
form wore going in for the
edition of tho Courier.
The ilamo spread with great rapidity,
the printer?, being compelled
to rush from the composing room
just two minute- before a heavy sky
light crashed in.
Tho roportorial and editorial foroes
continued steadily at work until tho
tlanios oo m pel I od thorn to leavo.
The Herald and Post placed their
plant at the Courier-Journal's disposal
and tho paper was issued from
the Horald plant, tho two appoaring
This is the first time in 10 years
the Courier-Journal lias boon without
it own plant, but it kopt up its record
on uubrukon publication.
The Times was issued from the
The walls of the building are intact,
hut the interior is gutted. The
prosscs, linotype machines and other
mechanical equipment arc thought
to havi escaped with comparatively
small damage, however. They wcro
eovorod with tarpalins.
The statue of Geo. I). Prentice,
for yours a landmark, also eseapod
Tho stores in tho building woro
practically burned out, as wcro the
It is hard to estimate the loss at
present, but it is placed at $200,000
and may go higher.
Tho building will be restored or
Force Negroes to Work at Evansvlllc.
Kvausvillc, Ind., Aug, JI. May
or Hoohno yesterday issued orders to
tho police to arrest all vagrant negroes
who havo no visible means of support.
Sinoo tho recent orders of tho authorities
of Louisville chasing all vagrant
negroes out of town, nianp of thorn
havo come here. Mayor Hochno proposes
to rigidly enforce the vagrant
ordinance here, and all negroes hero
1 will be forced to work.
MARION AND VICINITY
Wind, Hall and Kaln Vie Willi Thunder and Lightning In a Storm Seldom
If Ever Equalled In this City Considerable Damage Reported
from Other Places.
This city was visited Monday afternoon
by one of the worst storms
that has struck this locality for
years. The day, from early morning,
had been oxcossively hot. The
olcmouts scorned perfectly at rost.
Scarcely a brooze stirred, and the
sun shone down with merciless intensity
on the porspiring heads of
the just and tho unjust alike.
Late in the aftornoon a oloud
gathered in the west and roso up
toward tho city, accompanied by u
rcmarkablo display of olootrioity.
Out of tho blaokness of tho cloud
lurid streaks of lightning shot
athwart the sky in every direction,
followed by muttering peal of thunder.
It was an angry, ugly-looking
cloud, dark, and seemed bent on
minchief. Vet, as it approached the
city it was watched by the moro
not, however, without
a shaky feeling about the knoos
as a possible relitf from the excessive
At about a M the storm struck
the town in full form and the accompanying
elements wind, rain,
bail, lightning and thunder seemed
to vie with other to see which could
do the greatest damage iu the least
time. The wind, with almost cyclonic
proportions, dashed and whirled
and raged, the rein poured down in
torrent, and the lightning and
invader wero almost bHudinft and
The storm lasted for perhaps half
an hour and though eonsidemblo
damage was doue, nothing serious
was the result. Some ol the telephones,
a lid electric lights were put
out of use for s time, but were iu
good working order again Tuesday
night. The lightning struck a chimney
of the residence of Mr. John
Pickens and also ran down the iluo
and convorted his cook stove pipo
into scrap iron. It also struck two
large oak trees iu the yard of Mr.
H. W. Wilson, trees that had withstood
the storms ot couturios,
and rout thorn from top to
bottom. At tho rosidonoo of Mr.
John Moore a window to an uppor
room had been loft open, and the
room was Hooded, covering the bods
with water and considerably
damaging the furniture. At Me-Council
A: Stono s store tho skylight
ol hoaviost glass was shattered
and had not all hands worked heroically
the ontiro store would have been
flooded. Crooked creek was out of
its banks and impassible several
hours. Numerous reports have come
in of delays in reaching homo altar
the storm, but no casualties have
Echoes of Monday's Storm.
Paducah, Ky.. Sept. 2. Without
warning the American Express Company
building collapsed at Trill this
afternoon. A. K. lugcrsoll, agent
for the American Express Company,
was caught in the debris and it required
more than two hours to dig
him out. Ho is not badly injured.
Three other attaches of the office os
The wharfboat and several steamers
were also blown from their moorings
with but little damage.
A severe electrical storm Monday
afternoon did considerable damage
Southeast of here. Two barns
to Mrs. Fannie Campbell,
who lives about five miles from this
city, were destroyed. Tho lightning
struck the south barn and the other
being close by caught firo and both,
together with their contents, wore
burned to the ground. Three horses
VISITED DY STORM.
were killed and a lot of hay, corn,
farming Implements, etc., destroyed.
The'loss amounted to about $1500
with $1000 insurance.
Ttfo same aftornoon Dock Hole-man's
rcsidoncc near Sulphur Springs
was struck by lightning. Members
of the family wore stunnod by tho
shock, and several windo'7 panes
were broken out, but tho house did
catch fire. Morganfiold Sun.
Ilopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 2.
Quito a severe wind and hail storm
passed through the northern section
of Caldwell county a few days ago.
What is known as the "Ridge Section
ot the county suffered most,
the hail doing much injury to the
orop, which wis nearing maturity,
and iu the broad and hoavy
leuvos of which the hail stonos tore
gaping hle. Damage from hail is
repotted from other sections of the
comity. In addition to the hail a
heavy windstorm uprooted trees, blew
down fence and corn, while the tobacco
which escaped the hail was
tluw' destroyed, it being estimated
that probably one-third of the crop
was mined in this manner. The
turtfl it said to have covered a narrow
scope, probably not more than
300 yards wide, but everything in
its wake was damaged.
Klujaville, Ind., Sept. 2. Daring
a storm this aftornoon lightning
struck the home of Mrs. Henry Doer
and the building who badly injured.
Mr. Doer was uncoiisoious from the
shock for several houn and i iu a
serious condition. Several of the
other members of the household wcro
stunnod by the bolt.
Vuioonnos, Ind., Sopt. '1, Hivor
Duchos in lower Knox county was
cyclono swept this afternoon. Kvcry
building oxcopt a barn and two largo
orchards wcro demolished on the
farms of W. H. Trimblo and Harry
Othor larms stitTorod but tho extent
of tho damage cannot bo loarnod
as lelephouo linos aro down.
It is boliovod niuoh live stock has
Dr. C. S. Bryan, of Vincennes,
had a narrow osoapi from flying
while driving past tho Trimble
Household Articles rroin Corn.
lloalizing the importance of teaching
women how to utilize com to
every possible advantage in the home,
the National Corn Exposition (Coliseum
Huilding, Chicago, October, 5
to IU) will present an exhibit of
household articlos mado from different
parts of the corn, particularly
corn husks, stalks and tassels. This
department has been placed in chargo
of Mrs. T. V. Morse, president ot
the Art Crafts Institute, Republic
Huilding, Chicago. Mrs. Morse proposes
to make an exhibit of rugs,
Secure Reliable Indemnity
In an Experienced Agency
Telephone No. 32.
porticrs, tablo covers, mats, picture
frames, etc., made from the corn
plant. Not only will she do this,
but she will, upon request from now
on until the Exposition opens, give
directions and suggest designs for
making these articles. The Corn
Exposition realizes that many articles
for making the home more attractive
and comfortable can be easily
made from the material at hand.
Many women do not know how to do
It is tho idea of this exhibit to
teach women how these articles can
be made. Mrs. Morse desires to
crcat an interest in this work, and to
get the women of the country to
an exhibit of articles of this
charactor. To do this, application
should be made at once to Mrs.
Morse for instructions, then work
should be started without dolay.
The articlos proparod for this exhibit
should bo sont by expross, prepaid,
to the National Corn Exposition,
Coliseum Building, Chicago,
to arrive not later than Ootobor I5rd.
Thoro will be no entry fee, and Mrs.
Morse is planning to oiTor prizes for
the best oxhibits. This is a
opjiortunitv for the women of the
country to become familiar with
work of this kind.
Missionary Day at Caldwell Spring.
A large crowd gathered at this
beautiful grove Sunday , Sept. 1.
Eld. W. R. Gibbe was with u and
preached to the delight and profit of
all who heard him. After this the
congregation came forward with
their offerings for Miuibns. A
great advance was made over previous
oiferings, and the people seemed
to feel "it is more blessed to give
than to reoeif3!,'"""
A sumptuous feast was sprond in
thu grove and lriends and loved onos
ranewod "tho tie that binds."
In the aftornoon tho oougrogation
joined in singing and praise meeting
aud many folt rofroshing showers
from tho prosenoo of tho Lord.
R. A. L.
Cost Youth A Foot.
Glasgow. Ky., Sent. '1. John
Alexander will be a physical wreck
tho romainder of his life from
smoking of eigarcttos.
Alexander is but twenty yoars of
ago and has boon afllictod ono year
with what the physician say is tuberculosis
of the bone in one of his
foot caused by the use of eigarotts.
It was found that operation was
and it was pertormed. The
amputation was made just above the
anklo. The ankle was found to be
almost a honeycomb. The Times.
Grand meeting of the Planters'
Protective Association of Livingston
county, aud a big barbocue will be
held at tho Hampton camp ground
on Saturday, Sopt. 14. Hon. J. B.
Allen, of Tennessee, Hon. Chas. C.
Grassham, of Paducah, and Capt.
W. J. Stone will address the public
in bohalf of tho farmers. Refreshments
will be served on the ground.
J. Trace Hardin,
U. M. Thrclkcld,
W. H. Wood,
THE PHILIPPINES AT HOME
Twenty-five Savages from the Philippines
to be Exhibited at the
A glimpse of the Philippines at
heme a typical Igorroto Village,
35 primitive wild people living just
as they arc found today in the almost
impassable mountains of northern
Luzon is tho rare treat which is
promised the visitors to our State
Fair this fall.
The results of tho United States'
war with Spain is now a matter of
history known to every schoolboy,
yet few people can realize that there
are over 2,000 islands in tho group
inhabited by many strange people
speaking many different languages
and having a diversity of customs.
The Igorrote Village will exhibit
with some detail the actual life of
one of tho primitive peoples found
among tho mountains 300 miles
north of Manila. Tho nativos will
be found living in their straw-thatched
huts, manufacturing thoir spears',
headaxos, and pot lory, woaving cloth
aud making pipos. Sham battlos,
spear throwing, making fire by friction,
and many othor features of
their tribal life will amuse and en
ter tain both old aud young.
The Igorroto is an oatdr of dogs,
a hunter of human heads, aud a
pagan iu religion, yot he is vary
likable in character and is notod for
his honesty, industry aud good
The little brown people should not
be neglected by those who wish to
"see man in his primitive smTplScity.'
Mrs. Love Retires From Business.
I have sold my stock of millinery
to Mrs. Annottc K. Jackson, of
Hickman, Ky., who will continuo
businoss at tho same stand (the Loving
building.) Mrs. Jackson has
beou trimming for J. Goldsmith &
Sons of Memphis for tho past three
seasons and is an experienced trimmer.
The new firm has named the
establishment "The Novelty" and
from now it will be known by that
name. 1 wish to thank the people
of Marion and Crittenden county for
their liberal patronago and hope you
will continuo same to my successor.
I will remain with Mrs. Jackson as
saleslady and will be glad to sec my
friends at any time. Yours truly,
Mus. Zin-.v E. Lovk.
Fifty Men Lose Life In River.
Montreal, Can., Aug. 2!l. Ames-sage
was received from Quebec reports
that the now bridge, under construction
five miles bolow that city,
collapsed late this afternoon and
scores of workmen wcro thrown into
A steamer, with thirty doctors and
newspaper men, left Quebec at 8:15
o'clock tonight for the scene of tho
disaster and tho reported loss of life
is over fifty.
Nearly half of tho bridge, begin
ning at the south shore, fell into tho
Tho bridgo was about a mile and a
half long and was nearly finished.
Every Loss Satisfactorily
and Promptly Adjusted f
Steam Boiler ?