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VOL. 29. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OCTOBER 17, 1907. NUMBER 20
DEDICATION LAST SUNDAY
Ohio Valley Baptist Church Id Panhandle
Was Dedicated. A Large
I'ho new Baptist Church in Pan-I
an die watt dedicated last Suuday in
the presence of ,ouc of tho largest
crowds ever gathered in that section.
I he dedicatory sormon was preached
tv Hcv. How, of Louisville, n force-I'll
and interesting Hpcaker. A debt
of $175 hung over tho building and
i fore tho sermon every dollar was
The houso is not furnished
with suitable scats and a collection
was taken and 11111.05 collected.
Rev. W. H. (Jibbii, who has boon
tie pastor fur tho lat year aud upon
whom had fallou tho greatest part of
he burden of lifting the largo indebtedness
scotucd to be the happiest
.nan there. Uo witnessed with
re delight the realisation of an ac
k. mplishcd task which a years untiring
efforts had brought about.
The afternoon services were
ted by Rev. T. A. Conway, of
this place, who preached to a laruc
audience that still remained. The
r retracted meeting at the Chestnut
Hill Church gave way for the
The people of that soction vied
with each other in tlu oztent of their
hospitality, and though a much
larger number oi people was present
than was expected, yot an ample sufficiency
of the very choicest things to
cat was placed beloro the great crowd,
A Clllzeis Ticket.
rhcro has been filed with the
County Clerk a Citlxcns ticket for
Mayor and Councilmon for the City
ef Marion, at the November election,
and it is mado up of as good material
a? tho town affords, and is as follows:
.1. YV. Bluu, for Mayor.
For Couocilmen, Democrats II. I.
Nunn, J. II Huhturd and Jesse
For Councilmon, Republicans V.
li Yandcll. .1. T. Pickens aud II. V
The Control ot the Illinois Central.
A vigorous uontoat for the control
of the Illinois Central railroad is
being waged between Stuyvcsant
Fish and K .11. Harriman. Once
these two mon were warm .riouds and
allies. But something more than a
year ago Harriman obtained possession
of 100,000 shares of tho HIiiioih
Contral, which ho sold to the Uuk'n
Pacific, lint as he was in absolute
control of the latter road, he was
after tho sale uitc in as much pos
cession of toe shares as he had been
before tho transfer. At all events
ho used the shares to turn Fish out
of tho presidency of the road, which
place Fish had held for twenty years.
He did more. He substituted for
Fish a subordinate officer Harrahan
who, a short time ago at a meeting,
was knocked down by Fish for applying
a short and ugly word to some
statement of the latter.
At the prosoul stage of the contest
J Ladies' Satin Lined Cloaks, $10.00 g
4? 4? Misses and
4? Cloaks for
4? 4fJ rs. A. S.
it looks as if Fish would regain control.
Proxies which some time ago
wore given to Harrahan arc being
concealed in tho interest of Fish.
Thursday at a meeting of local stockholders
in the Illinois Central road
in Hartford, the proxies of moro than
8,000 shares were turned over to
Fish. It docs not, of course, affect
the dual result, but it is of record
that this was done as tho choico of
the lesser of two ovils. In short,
Hartford is against Harriman.
Hut if there was a Fish victory in
tho Connecticut capital, Harriman
had a triumph in Massachusetts. Tho
latter scorod in Worcester and vicinity
in getting about 11,000 proxies.
So as between the tutmog and the
Hay state, Fish is ahead by about
.',000 proxies. It is reported that
the agents of both forces arc scouring
Now Knglaud, picking up even the
proxies of single shares. Thus it
appears that New England will determine
tho interesting contest. Also
that the voto will be closo since such
extraordinary methods arc taken to
obtain tho voting power.
Princeton Pesbytcry of tho Cumberland
Presbyterian Church met at
Hose Creek, near Ncbo, Hopkins
county, Ky., Tuesday, Oct, 8, at
7 UO p. m. The Rev. A. C. Hiddlc
preached the opening sormon by request
of Klder G. II . Whitcootton
the retiring Moderator, six ministers
and four candidates for the ministry
were present and soventccn congregations
were represented. The Her.
J. H. Lowery was chosen moderator
by acclamation. The sacrament of
the Lord's supper was administered
at eleven o'clock on Wednesday.
Her. J. H. King preached from
2(5. 2B.24. Hcv. W. T.
in a very imprcssivo way admin,
isterod the sacrament. The Spirit
of the crucified Redeemer seem to rest
upon tho people and every head was
bowed and tears coursed down the
cheeks of hundred as tho death and
sufferings of our Lord were brought
fresh to their memory. Many shouts
were heard as the mcctiug closed
with a general hand-shaking. Tho
four candidates M. C. Lloyd, C. T.
Houohcr, H. A. Moore and 0. I)
Spencc wore licensed to preach the
gospel. The ladies of tho Women's
Missionary Society held an interesting
mooting Wednesday night and
raised by collection and donation
$14.-7. It was altogether n good
and proGtablo mooting of Presbytery.
May tho Lord bless the good people
of'Rocc Crock Church.
II. N. L.v mil
Card ol Thanks.
We wish to extend our sincere and
heart felt thanks to our many friends
who came to us with their kind aid
and sympathies in the sad and dark
hours of our great bereavement
by the very sudden death of our
affectionate and much loved husband
and father, and that tho Lord may
strengthen, comfort and keep each
one, in their trials, troublos and
afflictions, oro tho prayers of
Mns. J. L. TltAVlH ANiCllIM)RKN.
Cloaks ! to to
Children's to to
h? & 5? " 3f :vc" j
And Stanley Will Speak In Marlon
Next Friday Afternoon at
Hon. S. W. Hagcr, democratic
nominee for governor, and Congressman
A. 0. Stanley, of tho Second
district, will address tho voters of
Crittenden county in tho court house
in this city next Friday afternoon,
Oct. 18th, beginning at 1 o'clock.
Mr. Hagcr will present tho democratic
side of the issuo before tho
Tho election in Kentucky this fall
is one of considerable importance,
inasmuch as it will have some bear
ing on the national election to follow
next year. All who can, therefore
should hear what each party has to
Sadden Death ot Curg Travis.
Thursday morning while sitting in
his chair at about six o'clock at his
homo on Morganficld street, in this
city, J. L. Travis, Sr., suddenly ex.
pircd with heart failure. Ho had
been ill for several months of Brights
discaso but his family had not expected
so suddon a termination of his
illness and were quite unprepared for
such a shock as his death gave them.
James Lyourgcs Travis was born
April 9th, 1H50, in this county on
the old home place now owned by his
brother Frank Traris, Died Oct. 10th,
1907 being 57 years, (J months and 1
He professed religion at Sulphur
Spring school house in the fall of
J 805 and joined the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church at old Sugar
Grove. January 19th, 1870 ho married
Miss Mary E. Travis, Rev. Ed.
monds officiating, and to the union
4 children were born, '.I of whom aro
living. Mrs. John Paris, Miss Sarah
Travis and J as. L. Travis. Jr., all of
this city. He had one brother Frank
Travis, of Tribuno, and two sisters
Mrs. Robert Wilson and Mrs. Hone
Travis, all of this county. The interment
took place Friday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, Rev. Oakley officiating.
Rev. J. 0. Smithson left yesterday
for Calhoun, McClcan county,
where Rev. Smithson has charge of
tho Methodist churcli for the next
Rev. Smithson has been engaged
iu tin' ministerial work in this county
for five years four years at
ana one at Smithlaud. Ho and
his family have endeared themselves
to our pooplo who regret that he has
been sent to other fields ot labor.
They leave with benedictions of our
appreciative people who wish them
life's choicest rewards Smithland
Card of Thanks.
To our friends who so loyally assisted
us during the recent illness of
our three little girls, and which resulted
in the death of our darling
little Ruby Dan, who foil to sleep in
the arms of our Savior Sept. lb',
1907. We with hearts full of lovo
aud gratitude wish to thank you ono
and all for your kindness to us, and
assure you we will ever remember
you. May the Lord bless you
abundantly, und save you are our
Wo mourn not as those without
hope, for wo know little .Ruby Dan
is in heaven awaiting our coming.
I). W. Stone ni Wivk,
Crushed to Death by Train.
A sad aud faULaccidcnt occurred
iu this city Sunday- afternoon about
Roystor Siish'r, son
of Mr, ti nl M ' lni iglor, was
thrown uuuir j unn.g froight train
and horribly crushed and mangled,
from the effects of which he died
about thirty minutes later.
Tho unfortnnato little fellow, together
with Paul Siglcr, a cousin,
and one or two other small boys, was
playing about the depot when the
north bound freight train pulled out
As the train started off Roystcr
jumpedon tho steps of one of the
box ears and then back to the'ground
again. He did this two or three
times, the last time his foot hung
and he was thrown under the wheels
of tho cr.
His left leg was horribly crushed
and almost severed from tin- body
and the toes and heel on the right
foot were crushed off.
As soon as it became known tho
little fellow had. been hurt several
went to his assistance and he was
picked lip and laid on a cot.
Saturdkf:"November 19, 1907.
At Sugar Grove Church wc will
hold ourJlnnual District Convention.
All Sunday-schools of the district are
expected to be present or represented
by delegation. Everybody is invited,
bring your baskets filled to the handle
and let us have a big day for the
Prinoeton Presbytery of the Princeton
Presbyterian Church, U. S. A.,
met at Fredonia, Ky., Tuesday, Oct.
8, 1907. The opening sermon was
preached by tho retiring Moderator,
Rev. A. J. Thomson, frcs: the text
"Speak unto the Childron of Israel,
that they go forward." This was tho
key-note jf the Presbytery. Organi
zation for aggressive work in building
up and strengthening tho churches
auditor effective work in the various
lines of denominational and Christian
effort, was put in operation. Every
ordained minister belonging to the
Presbytery, eight in number, were
present, Rev. D. McDonald, D.D.,
Synodical Superintendent of Kentucky
and Rev. J. II. Miller, Pastor-Evangelist
of Indiana Prosbytcry,
were present and added the strength
of their sermons and counsels in
making the Presbyccry a grca.
All the congregations were
but four. Rev. E. H.
Kuut7, pastor at May field, Ky., was
rccchcd into this Presbytery from
Logan Presbytery, H. J. Wilson was
received as-a candidate for the ministry.
An order was made for the
installation of Rev. E. B. Kuntz at
May held, Ky., by Rev. J. R. Henry,
Paducah, and Rev. M. E. Chappcll,
Princeton. The various enterprises
and interests of the churcli were ably
discussed and a great interest aroused
in supporting these enterprises. The
Synod of Kentucky which meets in
the Oity of Owonsboro, Tuesday,
Oct. 2-, was emphasized. This is a
very important meeting of the Synod
and it is very necessary that each ordained
minister should be there and
that every church should have a rep.
rescntativc present. The ladies missionary
work was well represented.
Tlioir meetings were enthusiastic and
well attended. Mrs. Goodwight from
Franklin, and Mrs. Lightfoot, from
Henderson, added much to their meetings.
Mrs. Holomon, Mrs. Young,
and others always lend their presence
and consecration to this work. Their
public meeting Wcduesday evening
was a marked success. It is tlioir
motto to havo a live auxiliary in every
church. The next meeting of tho
Presbytery will be held with the
churcli. J as. F. Piuck, Clerk.
Fall and Winter, 1907 Announcement.
The cost ot fuel coupled with the
woar and tear of machinery makes it
necessary for us in future to charge
$5.00 for lights for an afternoon
or marriage, instead of
$2.f0 as heretofore.
M.vniov Er.Krnue Light & Ici: Co.
Hv S. M. Jkn'kins.
After midnight October 31st not
one pound of the 1907 crop will bo
accepted by the Association. Tho
Association must know by November
first the closest possible approximation
to the number of pounds of
tobacco pledged in the district to
the end that adequate provision may
be made for the proper care of tho
From the Clarksville Association
the Executive Committee of the
Stemming Association will, I confidently
predict, adopt this excellent
method of That Association
goes along receiving and prizing
tobacco, meanwhile watching the
Trust narrowly to sec what it is
paying non-members for tobacco, and
when that price is firmly established
the Association makes a price on
Association tobacco, which is from
two to four dollars more than non-members
have gotten. Last year
that Association sold 39,000 hogsheads
on these terms. I sco where
Buckner, one of the best posted tobacco
mcii in Clarksvillo district,
says that fifty thousand hogsheads
of tho 1907 crop will bo pledged to
and sold by that Association. Or
85 per cent, of the 1907 crop.
Last season the Stemming District
Tobacco Association received ten
and a half million poundB of tobacco.
This year, by the 1st day of November,
this Association will have under
pledge to it by the same four counties,
supplemented by Crittenden,
seventeen to eighteen million pounds
of the 1907 crop.
Think of it this Association is
new sale-guarding for the farmers of
the five 'tciintjes, eliminating what
has been sold, twenty-five railliou
pounds of tobacco of the value of
two and one half million of dollars;
which vast sum of money, so easily
written and so difficult to the mental
grasp, which will finally be distrib
uted to four thousand members of
And yet the Insolent Tobacco
Trust seems, from the motions of its
local agents, to boas hell-bent as on
bending the wills of these four thousand
Kcntuckians to the cruel, greedy
and repacious plunderings of the
To pauperize the farming popnla
tion of five great Kontucky counties
Thank heaven, thoro is just one
sure way to thwart the impious will
of the Trust. Only iusurc to the
Association 90 percent, of this 1907
crop. That docs the business be
yond cavil. Webster ajid Hender
son counties by the first of next
month will have 9." per cent, of the
1907 crop. For our committeemen
arc on their nettle and will put two
good discreet, energetic men to work
in each magisterial district with instructions
to visit owners of the un-pooled
scattering crops, and when
these owners learn there is to date
85 por cent, already signed up, self-interest
alone will impel to co-operate.
Union county already has three
times tho tuhacco in the Association
she had last year.
And Hopkins county is aroused as
And gallant little Crittenden is
forging to the fore.
And you, member, every mother's
sou of you, who read this notice
you who have your tobacco in the
Association only think what it
means to you to put 95 per cent ol
tho 1907 ciop in. Then get out
your horse and light out to your non-member
neighbor. If properly informed
nur neighbor can't stay out.
Vou kuow your neighbor will never
regret it as long as ho lives jf c
goes into tho Association. You know,
iu all reusouablc certainty, members
will will realize from Uo lo lour dollars
more , than will
That has been demonstrated by the
salw? ulrcidy made.
J AMI' N. Hvkks, Secretary.
Suspends Mining Operations.
Tho Southern Lead & Zinc Co., a
Louisville corporation, lessees of tho
Columbia mine, has suspended
temporarily. It is currently
rumored and generally believed that
the suspension was brought about bj
friction in the company and not on
account of the output not being satisfactory.
Wo arc informed that
the finest mineral was being taken
out in paying quantities up to the
General Manager Dreschcr is un
able just at this time to state how '
long it will be before the mines will
resume and is of the opinion that a
reorganization of tho company may
be necessary, which would require
For Sale or Exchange.
A Dolceola, or miniature pianor
instruction book and fifty pieces of
music. Only instrument of its kind
in tho county. In first class condi
tion. Any one can play it. in
quire at the Press office.
Matthew Brantley Dead.
Matthew Brantley, an aged and
respected citizen of the vicinity of
Mattoon and Gladstone, died Oct.
14, 1907, of the infirmities of old
age, and was buried Tuesday, the
15th. He was born in Crittenden
county and would have been seventy-nine
years of age Dec. 21 had he
His wife who was Miss Malissa
Tudor, preceded him to the gravo
twenty-nine years and seven months
before. They were the parents of
ten children, nine living now in
Crittenden county and one in Hopkins
'Mr. Brantley was a
belonged to the old Camp Creek
Picture Stisw to Leave.
After this week the moving picture
show will remove from thu
place, much to the regret of the general
public who attended." Mr.
Morrison made many friends during
his stay in the city who wish him.
unbounded succcfH in his new loca .
On and after Oct. 10 we will sell '
coal for cash only. Parties wanting
one load of coal will have to bring
money to office or leave it with some
ono at the house to pay for coal"
when delivered, or coal will not be
left wiih them.
Parties wanting moro than one
load of coal must pay as soon as the
amount wanted ia delivered, otherwise
do not order coal, for wo mean
what we say as wo have to pay all
of our bills the first of the month
All mines and mills will bo required
to pay on the first of the
month followiog the delivery of tke
Marion Coal fc Tiianskku Co.
Marlon Produce Company Organize!
c have just opened up at tho old
stand, or produce house in Marion,
Ky., and will pay the highest cash
price for all kinds of produce, so -give
us a trial and you will come back.
G. L. Dim, & J. B. Giusson,
There arc homo who have not paid
their taj.es for this year, and there
remains but n few more days in which
to settle to avoid the penalty, so you
had bcttcrcomc or send in at once
and settlo your taxes and save tho
extra cost, as I will he compelled
under the law to add on to your tax
the peualty and intoiest; 1 hope you
will uot iorcc mu to do this.
J. F. Fhxaiiy, S. C. C.
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