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HIGHER TELEPHONE RATES.
Well fee People Submit Small Com-
paiy Mere II uive us Good
Service at Popular Cost.
The pcoplo sometimes cast their
bread upon (ho waters and it invariably
returns not. This in what the
people of Marion did when they
granted for a paltry few hundred
dollars a frauchie for twonty years
to the Central Homo Telephone Company.
The small company which controlled
before it, gave us good scivicc at
popular cost and the absoring company
held to this practice for a time.
To have thrust tlio knife into the
p o o p 1 o' n too far
by immediately raising r a t o a
would have risked it own undoing,
and the Central Home Telephone
Company know this full well.
In granting this franchise, the 'people
knowing the ferocity of the
wolf (tho Cumberland), contided too
far in the hound the Central who
hood turned his fangs against them,
a f.tct tho people realize only too
well today. The Central Homo Co .
Incorporated, of Delcwarc, is in fact
a c mpcting trust which xlop by
htcp has gained the confidence of tho
jh i le by espousing thoir cau.so, now
it ttgin to turn with full force
against them luyiug (pointing to the
''umhcrlund) "It would treat you
The lack of vigilance in granting
the charter need not bo ropoated now.
If the servant nf the people failed
to cicrci't Mifhcicnt legal care to
protect their necdp, the pcoplo cau
now, themselves protect their rights.
If they accede to a fifty per cent,
in rat now, it ii but a big
step toward the maximum will not
the maximum rate bo forced on them
The Marion Kxchaogo has grown
rapidly since the day Mr. Alexander
first gave the people of this city, this
great modern convenience. At present,
more than 2f() families have
phones in their homes and more than
fifty stores and offices may answer
the phono bell.
The company claims an investment
of 140,000. Their taxes as shown
by the Sheriff's book for 1007 amount
to 1127.00 based on a value of $3,000
given in. If the company's claims
ire true, certainly the County and
City officials have a duty to fulfill
iucb back taxes must be paid the
people demand it.
The company claims their invest
ment does not pay, For years, tho
mall companies have been satisfied,
lut suddenly, the soulless company
which they have altered fortified
the invaluable gift of the people
iscovcrs it has been JlUiSuiMt
fSKLF, words in common parlanco
lean: we can rob tho hall asleep
itoplc just a little more, without
their knowing it.
They can make their investment
aoro profitable without increasing
rates, even a blind man can see.
When the little company had 200
subscribers, four people served their
wants. With MO subscribers, with-
)ut better service, eight additionnla
ire required to do where it only
taken two. Noptunism seems to go
land in hand with large corporations.
tut this is tho company's, not the
The tolophouo when not abused
i one of tho greatest boons man's
ivcntivo genius has given to man.
In the homo, jt saves tho wife, and
other, many unnessary steps and
uows a certain protection about
lcni that noting else can. In busi
ness and oflico, it facilitates much.
But it linn itri disadvantages also.
in tho homo, it permits of mauv
tngthy anduBclo's conversations oft-
betweon those who should not meet
i tho business of Marion, opposing
tho advantages offered, is decidedly
mauovolcnt etlcct. Tho streets of
city aro dull but Tor idlers, and tho
shoppers arc not seen on them.
The houbowifo of the city and country
seldom visit a store, but telephones
for what eho needs. The delivery
boy brings tho goods to the
door and is informed she will pay
latter. Vast credit accounts pile up,
of which the husband is not aware.
The morchant carries the housekeeper
and the jobber the merchant, and
soon a sheriff's notico is on the merchant's
door. And for thsc things
will the people of Marion pay higher
Will tho pcoplo submit? Let them
awenken from their lethargy and ono
and all say "we will no longer be
outdone!" 'Wc cannot afford higher
rates in our homes, our business certainly
will not warrant it. More than
ono hundred subscribers have order
ed their telephones removed, including
all the moro important businesses
Will not each and all of jou do likewise?
It is only by continued and
united action that tho people can gain
thoir well taken stand, Just say to
the company "You can choose between
giving us tho telephone at tnc
present rates or let your elaborate
system stand idle." Thoso who will
not do this arc COWARDS to their
own and to their neighbors interests.
Let us all have our telephones removed
and the Central Home Tclcphono
Company will realize that pcoplo
need telephones, what is more important
to the telephone baron II F
CAN SOT 1)0 WITHOUT TUB
1'KOI'JjK. --"An Old Friend and
Patron of the Central Home Telephone
JAKE MCDOWELL MOBBED
at (llxon Sunday Morning at Two
O'clock Carried to Outskirts ot
City end Shot to Death.
Dixon, Ky., May HI. --About 2
o'clock Sunday morning Thomas S.
Page, jailer of this county wis awakened
by a noise in tho guard room of
the jail, whore he was sleeping, and
found himself surrounded by masked
men, two of whom had him covered
with guns. They ordered him to
open the jail and deliver to them
Jake McDowell, a ncgio. He at
once began to remonstrate, but the
guns were placed at his breast and
he was told to obey or take the con-sequences.
Being powerless to offer
resistance, he opened the doors, when
two of the men went in and dragged
the sleeping negro from his bed.
Having secured their man they quietly
Shortly after the mob had left sev
eral shots were heard on the Providence
road. As soon at possible the
jailer notified the sheriff and other
officers of what had occurred. In
the meantime a young sonof the jailer
and a Mr. Hcrron, while following
the mob, found the dead body of the
negro lying in the public road with
three bullet wounds thru it. The
body was just outside the corporate
limits of the town, and not more than
a half mile from the jail.
Tho oritnc for which McDowell was
dealt such terrible punishment was
the shooting by him on March 14 of
Smith Childers, who was Deputy
Marshall of Providence. Childers
has so far recovered that ho is able
to walk about, and the case against
McDowoll had been set for trial at
the coming July term of court.
On tho night McDowell was arrested
a mob catno to take him, but he
had been hurried away to Henderson
but excitement had quieted down,
and it was thought safe to return
him at Dixon. This is the first time
"Judgo Lynch" has dealt summary
justice in this county, and only one
legal exooution is reccrded in the
history of tho county that of a
slavo who was hanged for murder
Mrs. T. S. Shaw of Cadiz, who
has bcon tho guest of hr daughter,
Mrs, B. L, Davis, left Saturday for
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VOL. 30 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JUNE 4, 1908. fc.bod8 of
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BURLEY TOBACCO SOCIETY:
The Executive Board of the Burley Tobacco
Society recommends that no member
of the Society shall sell his ware-house
receipts or transfer his tobacco to any one:
First -Because our tobacco is selling rapidlv; we
have at this date sold at marked prices 24,000 hhds.
out of the 52,000 hrtds.
Second Because; we have little
n grade below 16 to
tut; iuu win iauc iiiuuii nignti j
than the 1906.
FourthBecause the 1908 crop has been eliminated
beyond our highest expectation.
This advice is
JOHN JANZ IS CAPTURED.
Slayer ot His Wile In fvansvllle In
Tolls 01 The Law. Makes
Kvansvillc, Iud., May 30. John
Janz, the slayer of his wife, Belle
Jan, by throat cutting, made a confession
of the horrifying details of
the crime thin morning at 10 o'clock.
He was arrested at the home of
sister, Mrs. Moore, at Henderson,
while sleeping there last night, by
Patrolman Russell Knight and was
brought to Evansville on the morning
boat, The fiend was calm and unruffled
about the murder, telling the
dctaih without a tremor in his voice.
Mrs- Ella M. Leachman, Fillmore
Ind., says: 'Please send me a bottle
of your Bourbon Poultry Cure as
sood as possible. The remedy has
been recommended to me as the best
poultry cure knowo." Haynes &
The Recital given last Tuesday
evening by Misses Archibald and
Wadlington assisted by Miss Lucilc.
Nunn was a very delightful entertainment
Miss Archibald, whose
home is in Nava Scotia, reflected in
face and voico tho rioh beauty of her
native land. Her selections were
very high class and perfectly rendered.
"Tho village singer" was especially
fine. Miss Wadlington
captivated the audience with her
dramatic rendition of "The Huuter.''
Mies Nunn's selections were render-d
in her usual pleasing style. Should
tho young ladies again visit Marion
they will be assured of a large audience,
The Crittenden Springs
Now open for the Season.
: F,M, Davidson, Proprietor j
Fare asgood"as the market
The patronage of the public
will ,:jbft appreciated and
every; alfort made to please
given to protect those who may not o
Board of the Burley Tobacco Society
BIG KICK COMING
From The Patrons ot the Central
Home Telephone Company
The Central Tslephonc Co., of
Louisville; which owns most of the
exchanges between Louisville and
Memphis, as wch as the long distance
line between those two places is threat
cning to raise the rate at Providence.
Marion and Salem 50 per cent per
month for the use of phone,, and at
some places even more. And also
threatening to raise our exchang man
here Mr. T. D. Presnell to 140.00
per month rent, for the use of the
long distant line connectrd with his
local exchange. The people that
use the Salem exchange are "kicking"
vigorously about the proposed raise.
The company threatens to take its
lines out of the county if the people
will not'stand the raise. Mr. Presnell
thinks it best for the people of
the county to stand pat, and the
lines be taken out. He, tor one,
docs not propose to stand any raife.
Mr. Presnell is of the opinion that if
the Central lines are removed it will
cause the independent companies of
the county to extend their lines, connect
with each other and eventually
bring about a better system than we
now have without a change in the
present rates. We admire the stand
taken hy Mr. Presnell and the patrens
of the Salem exchange in resisting
the proposed raise- Mr. rresnell is
always on the side of his patrons,
always improving his lines and giv
ing the best service possible He is
now establishing an exchange in the
Panhandle to be known as Garland
and will have it ready for business
in a few day. Livingston Banner.
Tho graduating class at "St.
this year contains the nanio of
Miss Mary Orvilletto Spencr. of
Morganfield who is well known to
our young people, sho having visited
Miss Ina Prico, on several
Miss Spencer is as bright as
she is beautiful and her deportment
on tho oecassion of tho eoiuniencmcnt
will do liir honor and credit.
Mrs!) Phillip Doboe and daughter
Miss Mondozon left Tuesday for
Medio1, Ark., to visit relatives for
tobacco left of o
..aL. l.:.l.a. Z
No Night Kiders Arrested Near Seiem
Livingston County, as Reported
Salem, Ky.,- May 23. I notice in
the issue of your paper of the 20th
an item from Smithland, Ky., stii
ing that some night riders had been
arrested near Salem, Ky. As a citizen
of Salem I desire to say that the
statement is untrue; that you were
wrongfully informed by your Smith-land
correspondent. There has never
been a night rider in the Salem precinct,
and no one in this precinct has
ever been charged with night riding.
The fact is this one of the most
peaceable, law-abiding precincts in
in the Slate of Kentucky. There has
not been an indictment fonnd against
any citizen on a charge ot felony in
this precinct in 20 years. The people
of Salem precinct work hard and
and attend strictly to their own business.
We are prompt to attend all
roligious services, such as church,
Sabbath School and prayer meeting
every Wednesday night. We serve
the Lord, love our wives and vote the
straight Democratic ticket. Livingston
Banner. C. B. Stkvixk.
Three shoats, weight about seventy-five
pounds, one brood sow, weight
two hundred pounds, one Shopshire
Buck, will sell cheap.
K. L. Bradburn,
Phone No. 3 0,
B. F. D. No. 4. Marion Ky.
Mr, Sam Gugcnhcim was in
Sunday. He went to accompany
Mrs. Gugenhcim and little
Will some friend please bring
us the Crittenden Record-P
R E s s of the folliwing dates.
Wo want them for a friend in the
March 28th, 1907.
May 27th, 1907.
.Tii no 13th. 1907.
jjj Nov. 1st, 1907.
BThis will be -appreciated very
imuch by our friend and the Editor
GENERAL STEPHEN D. K
Meat of Coifefcrate Vctinis Passes
Any it VlcbUrf, Miss.,
Caises Fatal Mies.
New Orleans, May 28. A special
to the Picayune from Vicksburg,
General Stephens D. Lee, commander-in-chief
of the United States
Confederate Confederate Veterans,
and ono of the last three surviving
lieutenant generals of the confederacy
died here today at the residence of
Capt. W. T. Bigby. "
Over-exertion last Thursday. Jn
the ccrcmouies attendant upon the
reunion of Iowa and Wisconsin veterans
of the G. A. B. at Vioksburg,
brought about Gen. Lee's illness.
Following the reception of tho
Northern visitors, in which General
Lee took a leading part, he suffered
an attack of acute indigestion, but
later rallied and during the past
week showed much improvment.
Yesterday afternoon he again
grew gradually weaker unti
death relieved his sufferings shortly
after six o'clock this morning.
At the timo of his death, although
not the ranking officer of tho Confederate
Veterans, Gen. Lee was
commander-in-chief. Lieut. Gen
A. 1. Stewart, of Chattanooga, is
rankiDC officer, but on account of his
infirmative8.1o has not taken an active
part in the affairs ofthc organi
zation lor mauy years.
Gen. Lee was ono of the South
Carolina Lees. Ho was born in that
state in 1833. He received his appointment
to tho U. S. military academy
at West Point and. graduated at
that institution, receiving his commission
in the artillery.
At the outbreak of the civil war,
Gen. Lee resigned his commission
in the U, S. army and entered the
Confederacy. Ho served with tho
Confederate army in Vijgmia unti
after the battle of Antietam, when
he was made a brigadierigcneral and
sent to Vicksburg.
Gen. Les played a prominent part
in the seige of Vicksburg and following
the fall of tho city was taken
prisoner. He was later exchanged
and promoted to the rank of major
general and ordered to the Southwest.
He was subsequently assigned to the
army of Tennessee with the rank of
lieutenant general and served up to
the close of the hostilities. At the
close of the war general Lees devoted
himself to the education of Southern
youth as president of the Mississppi
Agricultural and Mechanical College.
On the death of Gen. John B.
Gordon, Gen. Lee was unanimously
chosen commander-in-chief of tho
United Confederate Veterans and was
always the most conspicuous figure
at the annual reunions of that organization.
Just before his death he
was making preparations for the reunion
June 8th at Birmingham and
had already completed the task of
assigning commanders and sponsors
for those positions which are appointive
on such occassions.
Gen. Leo held under the United
States Government the office of
Vicksburg Military Park.
It was in this park that several handsome
monuments wore unveiled by
the Iowa and Wisconsin veterans
Gen. Lee's home was at Columbus
Miss., and the bod) willl probably
bo taken the for interment.
Never Without It.
0. T. Frye, Sr., Danville, Ky.,
jys. "Two yors ago a gave your
Bourbon Hog Cholora Remedy to
some sick hogs that I had no hopes
of saving, and to my surprise it cured
them, I havo never been without
it since, nor havo I cea3cd to tell
others about it. Hapncs & Taylor