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VOL. .JO MARION, CRITTENDEN KENTUCKY FEB.
COUNTY, 4, (909. NUMBER 36
SUE EAR $2,000,000
Suit Started in N.Y. Courts
To Recover From Florida's
Now York ' .J u ii . U.S. Coutisol for
the Oceanic Steam Navigation Co..
owners of the .White Star Ijino atonm
rr Republic, today flletl n Ijbol in tlio"
United State District Court against
the steamer Florida, of tho'
lino, whioh ran ilown nnd
sunk the Republic off Nnntiiokot
lightship J)atuagos amounting to
1. 500.000 H)r tho loss of tho ship
an.i f 500. 000 for the loss or tho
cargo and effects of (hr passonitors
ml crow wero olaimoil.
It wj asserted in the liltl thtit
he follisiou was due to no Unit on
tho psrt of Ctpt Sol shy, of the'
Republic, bui whully to tho fuU of i pained to learn of tho deep
I'l.inda whirh. it was alleged ment of Mr, Talbott in bis far away
did nt koip proper course, lud
no sufficient lookout, did not ive
proper whittle, nor pay hood to the
whistles of tho Republie, that the
Florida failed to indicate her eliancs
f holm, that she was proceeding at
an immoderate speed and did not
top to hck her engines,
T)io assertion ws mdo that when
tfce officers of tho Ropublio first heard
tke whistles of the Klorda in the Foir,
the Republto's engines wero run full
tpetd astern, and that bcr helm wan
put aport. Shortly afterward the
Florida appeared broad off Ike He.
pvttlte'e port side tearing down at a
feifti apeed. and bcr railing hit the
tf nblie at right angle below amid
I the effort to escape iheblow."
dciared the libel, "the matter put
tfec engines of the Republic ahead,
Woi Uie Florida came on at a high
rate of speed, apparently swinging
tvler a starboard helm, and crashing
head-on into tha port side of the
Hrpnblic. penetrating into the
It was also asert"d that at the
tiweoftho collision the- Republic
was running at reduced speed, that
tke oaplain, two office, a quartermaster
and a seaman wero on the
bridge with two look-outs.
The Florida, it is declared, struck
th Republic nearly a square blow
and made a cut extoLding bolow the
wstor line, HtHrting the bulkheads.
Tho court was asked to condemn the
K ori la nnd order the payment of
$-',(VM) 0(H) damages to tho owners
of tho Republic.
GIRL ENDS HER LIFE
Miss Talidll, ul Omaha, lias lircakj
Nob, .Ian, 27, Mis
15 inn.' Talbott, a piomineut young
Omaha woman, who on me horo with
- psrentn from Stnrgis, Ky. , a few
ar ul'o ooinnittiood suicide nt tho
I "ii of Mr.. R, Diiuit, in this city,
Ii ii- ;bt, by shooting herself in the
H Ii 1 1 with a re vol 'er.
n te le't by tho joung woman
.it- had lecided to eud her owu
I ccausf nil" wns dospouileut.
S'i was deopondrqt over the loan f
h. r l(r, I'al ner Im.Morerui.x, sou of
l I.tIor. au, a troll known Omnlia
' i" ir'.th .h,n .1.. '.
I ...!.. I
ii 'i.i in. mi- uor ooKnircnicui. I oubii
L.M.uiv nnd Miss Tn I bolt had beSo of
t CI'Tll'i' s6me Mine, the girl's
If i 11 ! '. i un-i the roojol breaking ed
r. tii. ig ir, ( had wigh )
l .. ' ii her mind and final!
,r i I h ,
IU ' i i h r. ii lyiuonil
VWl O ,IVe .Omaha. Ihrhody ol,
MUh Talboti .vvrtl ho taken to Sturgia
for buriil She was born rurl spout
most oT her life there.
Miilhur'S Duiilli Follows.
Wednesday's telegram to Mr. Lis-ton
Talbott anriounaiug tl.c death of
hi nuioo, Mi3s Rouuio Talbott, in
South Umalin, Nob., wan followed on
Tit it rsd ay morning by nnolhcr telegram
announcing the death of Mrs.
Talbott, her death having boon
cuisod, it is thought here, by (tie
shock of Miss RonnicVdoath.
Mrs. Talbot's health has boon
vory frail for sudoral years, nnd tho
dovotiou between tnotbor and
had boon no close und ,o happy
that relatives hcru feared tho effoct
upon Mrs, T.tlbott when the message
was rocoived vostorday.
Mr. Talbott was Miss Virio
Winston, daughter of Mrs. Annioj
Winston, who died at the homo of
her daughter, Mrs. Kltno Crabtrco,
last winter in this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Talbott havo many
relatives in this ennntv who will bp
home. Mr. T.ilbott has one son,
Raymond. -Morganfield Sun.
BIG TOBACCO DEAL MADE
Million And Hall Pounds Sojd In
Princeton, Ky,, Jjin. 27. A large
tobacco deal that has spread a smile
on all facet was closed here today by
the Dark Tobacco Growers' aasooia. a
tion with W. G. Head fc Son, or
Madisonville, wherein the latter takes
over one and one half million pounds
of tobaeco from the north teotion of
this county. A sattifactory price
was given and as a result aoncy will
be coming in abundance.
The sale was made for the association
by .lohn G, Orr, nalemao, and
John W, Ilollowell, county chairman,
who wero appointed as a committee
to make the deal at Guthrie
recently. Tho tcbaecn was ordrcd
prized and handpacked in hogsheids
Negotiations are now pending for the
sale of the remaining of the l'JO
crop, leaving uow about U 000,000
yet un.-old. It is expected that the
dcl will bo hindo this week,
Tho atjvociatton also disposed of
100,000 pounds or tho 100S Lyon
cointy orop. The buyers wore tho
Wake Tobacco Co., of Louisville,
and a price ol fJ cents wm paid.
This clear- up tho entire crop of
Lyon oountv tnbareo pooled.
All of tho tobacco controlled by
tho association in Crittenden county,
amounting to .'100. O00 pounds, was
sold to tho Iiiipori.il Tobacco Company
at a fnir price.
Kxprossions or delight over tho
three deals is shown on tho countenance
of tho residents of this section.
NU I UHALLU RECEIVED. A.
On nl lurge deliveries I fir
I will nut reee'e ui tnor tobaeco at
Fndn. Jar-, 'd'.Hh, until furiher K
"otiee. M. .I u is.
bS. ", l)l V,
PARDON IS GRANTED Ian
TO COLONEL BASSETT For I).
Col. V. Ii. Masaett. f Hopkins,
ville. will not have to answer the ic
oharges oj contempt ,,, ,he Trigg
Citciit Court. He was pardoned , ""J
veste'dav bv Governor- U'illu.,. - ,
.. ' . --.
trie irankrort .
n-i i. . . i
v ffi Hassett waa held in cooiewpt
conrt because he failed to appear!''
before the trrand jur when nmmi. M.
to testitv iv the . rid.
(Ju Wi ' in I C Unss ct
lunl oooveil tlto orders ol the court out
and atiendcd t tlio iimii'iiis of 1 1 ,.
"'irt it would havo wuh
his orders. His reisons follow
.-Col. K. B Bassett, formerly j
Major 12. ii. Manuel!, who was subpoenaed
by the sheriff of Christian
unty under older of (he Tncg'
( irt uit Court arid suhpoona issuing
ftoin tho u o ii r t to uppoar
and testify beforo tho grand jury of
tho Trigg oountv nnd has been
monod to answer for conlompt in fail
ing (io obey said subpoena and disregarding
the process and authority of
said conn, is horoby granted a full
and free pardon for contempt in failing
to obey said subpoena mil authority
of sud court in regard tboroto
because said Massott was a! tho time
on duty under tho ordors of the
and could not attend said court
in obodieuoo to said subpoena without
conflicting with his duties undor
tho orders of tho governor of
under whicli he was then on
CATHOLICS IN UNITED
STATES NUMBER 14,235.451
AlfoiicthRr (Ivor 22,fl0n,noo Members
o( the ffhurnh Live Under the
Milwaukee, Wis,, .Ian 20. There
arc H.2.'lfi,4fil Roman Catholics in
the United States, according to the
advance sheets of tho UlOfl Wiltzius
official Catholic Directory, published
in this city. The statistics are furnished
by the archbishops and bishops
or the United States artcr taking
censun in all diocaaea.
Adding to that 14,235 451, the
number of Roman Catholics in the
Philippines, Porto Rico and
Islands, brings the grand tota
of Catholics nndcr the United States
flag to 24,474,440, as compared with
12,053,000 Catholic snbjtet under
the Hritish flag.
The Catholic population of the
twenty leading dioceses in the United
State arc as follown:
New York, 1,219,920; Chicago,
l.ir.O.OOO. lioston S50.000;
700.000; New Orleans, 525,000
Philadelphia, 525,000; Pittsburg,
I25,000. St. Louis, :,75,000; Hart-fort,
365,000, Newark, 3G5.000,
Cleveland, 330,000; Springfield,
323,121: Detroit 267,000, Scranton,
2G5,000,St. Paul 2fiO.OOO; Malti-more
255,000; San Francisco, 250,-000
Buffalo, 2tl,73!l. Milwaukee,
235,000, and Providence, 222,000.
MANY CANDIDATES IN FIELD
For Various Olflces Before
The political situation is growing
warmer oaob day among the Republicans
of Crittondoti Co. Tho
candidates who so far have no
opposition are County .Fudge Wnltor
Mla.fkbiirn, who is a candidate
re election; Dr. G. W. Stone,
who want to ho coroner nnd .Iiiincs
Sullenger, who also wishes !o
For county attorney,
.lohn A. Moore und Dr. R. h. Mooro
the contestants. For clerk nl the
Circuit Cmirt. Rufus lUbmsoti !ind
llarpeuding will look horns.
Siiperinteiidetit of School?. f,
Stono. .1 M. Paria and K. .1.
Tinvis. For bounty Court Clerk, C.
Weldon. the present iiioniiilieiii
James F Canada, Learner 11. GnessjKvolyo HoW, took him to the homo
S . Snllenger. is the ,nartH 'of a eoiiam, Harlan South. Ave miles
'inil.. . .. . .... . . .. I i l ' nt. -. .. .
- - - (' wrmnir. I'orirom nnro. i uai atiernoon neeon
l.il.ir - , H. Travis, th ireenf
jailer. P. H. Deboe. Gene Aorifiie.
A Guess. $ D. HmphreVs, J.
Barnes. Wj T. M,ueV. G W.
Cirfier, J '. Morgan, J M Fntts, i
prospect? or 'wo round ,
tho doion. I'or Sh nif, J M. I
Hasley, F. R. Mi'herlsn 1, J. ),
Ilinehio, ,T A. I'arnier, John (?.
Ashor, J. A. C Pickens. W. S.
Ilickliu, with one ,.r two others en-
tres in prospoct. For F j he amused himself by shooting tho
M. Davidson, W. D. Sullenger, R. dihfs ..If the A neighbor
II. Thomas, G. P. Willinui", mid wm hurried to .wn for officers, but
J. A Chmdler anl W, II. Orlwiyiwhen tin", arrived in the aT'ernoon
Constables nnd'.Iustioo of the Poaee they mot Harris with a tartv of
nro also to bo aloeted but wo havo
not been able to get the all
We may not have all the names in
some or tho other races but those
named are all we have heard of that
we can recall just now.
The primary has been called for
Saturday, March I3th, 1009.
Tali Makesllghth Trip.
Pannma, Jan. 29. -
Tall today made his eighth trip
ncrnsf. tho Isthmus, and everywhere
ho was greotcd with marked demonstrations
of good will. With bir
party, Mr. Taft landed this morning
at Colon and proccoded by special
train to Culcbra, where tonigh he is
quartered at the residence of Liou-tenant
Colonel Goothals, chairman
oF the Panama Canal Commission.
His reception by the Panama officials
both at Colon and Culcbra, was most
cordial. Tomorrow TaFt will visit
tho site oF Gatun Dam.
The United State cruiser North
Carolina, on which Mr. TaFt sailed
From Charleston last Monday, and
convoy eruipei Montana, arrived at
Colon 10 o'clock this morning
a voyage marked by splendid
wctthcr conditions. All the members
of the party arc in good health.
Ti N Uriel ly The State League
At the conoluaion of the ceremonies
at the Lincoln Farm on Feb.
12th, 1909, the Dean, or Kentucky
Postmasters, Robt. B. Wood, p. M.,
at Louinvillo, Ky., will on behalf or
the members of the State League, or
Kentucky Postmasters present to
President Roosevelt a cane made oT
wood grown on the historic farm
The material ror this cane has bean
m the shop or the Geo. Cross Co.,
oF Louisville, Ky., For some time ror
finishing and polishing and will bo
gold mounted, and suitably inscribed.
President Mc, H. Webb has called a
meeting or Postmasters oTthe Fourth
class or Kentucky, on Fob 11th, at
2,30 p m.. at Louisville Custom
House, to transact business of importance
and to niako arrangements
to attend in a body tho cercitruios
at Hodgenville, This will he a
L'ala day Tor Kentucky postmasters
and all postmasters are cordially in-
vitcd to attend and tako part.
Tuesday i Candlemas day. or the
Feast of the Purific.ition of the
Blessed Virgin It is observed in
ootnnieninration of tho prosontation
of Jesus in the tomplo in accordance
with tho Mosaic law, as relatod in
Holy Writ. The wax candlos used
in the snored ooremoui of th.
eh'iTvh are blessed preeeediug the
mass on this day. and then dis
tributcd among the
Hnech llanjis nn a Tarn.
Jackson, Ky., .Inn. 30
Hariris got drunk Wednesday and
I'inirsday morning his aister, Mrs
'siipred awav and procured some
ui - sn whiskev from Obadiah Uiberts.
'at the point of a .-no He then
lataned oh towards SmnhV and a
ohort distauee away he met South nn
horseback. Pulling hii 45 lie bm
erdr uth jjet ow bs horse aod A
let him ride. South at first (ieninr
p-d lu' hen.' unarti'fd hee mpneii
II r. Ms tin n went to Souths limue
wl - crc. Ftcr running the women off, -
young men and be had shot himself
in tho foot. Ho was taken to the
h me oF his mothor, nhorc bis injuries
Card ol Thanks.
Wo desiro to thank the good pco
pie of Urayne and vicinity for tboir
kindness during the illness oF our
son and brother, .1. A. Jones, who
died Dee. 27th, 190S. lie was
twonty.cight years, six months and
three days oid.
He was called and responded, he
has gone to moot the Redeemer over
Mr. K. R. Jonks,
T. T. Jonks,
J. P. Jonks.
Devotional Meeting to be Held at
The M. E. Church, Feb.
Subject: "Our Messiah."
Leader: Miss Daisy Smart.
Responsive Psalm 17: IS: 1-27,
Scripture Lesson, Matt. 11: 3-6;
Luke 24: 25-27; John 1: 41-45.
Song, Quartctt: Misses Berntce
Driskill, Elizabeth Lawson, Fredda
Pickens and, Nellie Sutherland.
A Bible Story: by Miss Marcia
PROP FULL SACK
Mercbaat Policeman Shot And Probably
wounded Rebber Whe
Was Leaving Store.
Merchant Policeman Clitf shot and
probably hit a fleeing burglar whom
he saw leaving the grocery store of
Kd .Miller, S25 W. Franklin street,
at 10.45 o'clock last night.
The merchant officer ordered thci
man to halt. The man fled down
tho street. The officer then drow
hie revolver and shot iwico. At the'
second shot tho burglar yelled and!
dropped the sack. Ho darted around I
the corner and escaped. j
The naok contained half a sack of
flour, seven cans of tomatoes, four'
pounds of coffee and an assortment
of cakes. i
1 believe I bit the man the second
tune I fired," std Officer Cliff.
'He did not cry out tho first time I
fired. I don't ihink Ins erv was just
one ol Iright at the shoot."
Detectives are on tue cuso. Thu
of n possibe bullet wound is be
The otuuibus bill passed the senate
Frida, nfteraoon. The allotment for,
Kobtuokv is 410,000, a majority of
them embracing oUitus for property
destroyed during the uidl war.
The claims tor Keotaeky have all
beeu printed io the House Journal I
exeeiir a numher to Keutuakv letter
earners Those in Paducah-
341. l!7, Jjhn W. Baynhaui.
52; Kdward K. Bonda, ; Peter
Derrington, 4313.05; Jfraek Duoo,
15 5ti; Charles A drift ,. !
Iti; Charles Holliday, t' ti ? I.
Kem.l.ls, H1K5 54; I Vr- i th'
'.. :; i v. ' -. ii.
T'l II i l i 511. ! the
Padtfb N vh D mocrat.
Three Branchesof theChurch
Carry on Negoations for
Negotiations for tho organic union
of three ol the Presbyterian
family of churches which were held
in Philadelphia during the sessions
of tho Federal Council of the
Churches of Christ in America give
promise of a succcsful eonsumation.
Committees of Closer Relations and
the Union or the Presbyterian
Church in the United States of
America, tho Welch Presbyterian
Church and the Reformed tjhuroh
in the I'nitcd States, formerly
known as the German Reformed, met
in the Witherspoon Building one
afternoon and artcr a conference
decided to report favorably upon the
union to the highest judicatories of
their representative churohes.
The Rev. William Henry Roberts,
D. D., was chairman of tho committee
or the Presbyterian Church, the
Rev. R. T. Roberts, D. D., of
Wilkcsbarre, chairman of the committee
of the Welch Presbyterian
Church, and the Rev. J. Spangler
Kieffer, D. D , of Hagerston, Md.,
headed the delegation of the Refom
ed Church. Dootor Kief er is president
ef the Reformed Geaeral Synod.
The joiwt coasftittofM t tkft
outset of their deliberalitms seleoted
Dr. Roberts chairman, Prof.
George W. Rloharda, Minister of
the reformed church, seefeUry.
A minister who participated al the
Conference said that the discussion
"was highly favorable to the organic
union of the three ohurohes" It
was stated that the Presbyteries of
of the Welch Church'were now voting
upon the question, and that
fifty per cent of the Presbyteries
have taken action, and without exception
they havo favored the
Representatives of the Reformed
Churoh who attended the Conference
were not prepared to commit their
denomination to any poKov, but as
individuals they declared that organ
1C Union WnS thl nnltr fhinc. irnrtlm
.. . ,
ot consideration, sintre the Federal
Council made a closer bond oT federation
unnecessary. The joint committees
closed by calling For the
appointment oF subcommiltecs to
investigate tho situation with a view
of Forming an organic union of the
I ho Presbyterian Church in tho
i Tnlll.j states tias l,;il)U,iHJU com-
muuieiinls ami is one of tho most
powerFul Protestant churches in
Ancrieti. Two jears ngo the union
with the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church added lOO.OOO.ootnmunicants
to its iiietnborsliip. .The Voloh
Presbytnriiiu Church liaw about 15.
OO0 eoajniunicatiis, lis twenty
Pro.bv'eries aro niuinly located in
- 'l. Ill .1 I M 1
'w i"r. . ........eipnia, unio, anu
'U'ie.ttin Like the Presbyterian
im hiliost irovoniitiL' bodv
is the Ooneml
The Reforiuifl Church has 270 )00
UTMubers, priuoipally slong tlu
Const. It has Oil or
Presbyteries, eight synods and its
hiirheat legislative body is th.- Gon
eral 3 nod. One.tSerniHti class includes
Philadelphia, which has
seveml German congregations
Negotiations For the union oi the
three shurches havo beeu ponding
since lOOC. Tho Welch Church
appro n.d a committee to consider
iliject ir 1007, and the German
Formed Church took similar action
tins rar The recent meeting was
firt at whicli the RcFormed
Churoh was represented.