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VOL. 31 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JULY 29 1909 NUMBER 9
GREAT INSURANCE GO.
Will Have Five Millions of Capital And
Five Millions Surplus. Louisville
Men Are Organizers.
W. H. Gregory, president of the
Citizens' Life Insurance Company;
Helm Bruce, the general counsel of
that company, and a number of tho
other officers havo announced their
plans for organizing in Kentucky a
life insurance com
pany. The company is to havo five
millions of capital and five millions
of surplus, and the promoters dcolare
its purposes will be to write life in.
surancond to roinsure other companies.
Its charter will authorize it to
write both participating and
insurance. According to
President Gregory's announeeiuont,
the home office and headquarters of
the new company will be located in
Louisville, but its legal home will be
at Beccbmout or some other incorporated
town outside of the city limits
of Louisville. The purpose in incorporating
the company outside the
city of Louisville is to save city taxes,
which on such corporation as is
planned would amount to thousands
of dollars a year.
One ok Largest in World.
Mr. Gregory says that tho organization
of the company will be a big
thing, not only for tho city of Louisville',
but the State of Kentucky, as
it will give to the city and Stato one
of the largest life insurance companies
in the world. Ho says that it
will become a good feeder for the
. banklTof the State and tho entiro
South, and will aid in making Louis,
ville a financial center just as the
big Eastern life insurance companies
have made the banks of New York
dominut powers in the financial
world. The people of Kentucky
alone are now paying for ordinary
life insurance more than six and one-half
millions of dollars annually, and
he says the interest earnings on this
sum alono if kept at home would be
of untold advantage to the State.
Officers ok New Company.
Many of the officers in theCitizons'
Life Insurance Company trill be
officers of the new corporation. W.
H. Gregory will bo the president of
the big company and Helm Bruce
will be the general counsel. Ohas.
D. Pearce, the banker, of Maysvillo,
will bo first vice president of tho new
company and L. W. Key, of May-field,
will be treasurer, R. E Gregory,
now a vico president of the Citizens,
will be seoond vico president
of the new company, and J. W. Lam,
of Greenville will be the third vice
president. Frank M. Fisher, of Paducah,
J. Whit Potter, of Bowling
Groon, Geo. Bohon, of Harrodsburg,
and Geo. Alexander, of Paris, all of
wkom are direotors in the Citizens'
Life Insurance Company, are among
the promoters of the new corporation.
However, President Gregory says
that any number of prominont capitalists
and business men of Kentuoky
are interested in the new oonoernand
that many of the State's strongest
financial institutions aro behind it,
Gregory Conceived Plan.
It is understood that the idea of
forming tho big insurance aompany
was conceived by W. H, Grogory,
the president of the Citizens' Life.
.Me says that the growth of the Citizens'
which was foundod five years
ago. has been so lapid and successful
that it occurred to him that a cam.
pany with a largo capitalization
would have a greater opportunity.
At the time the Citizens' Life was
organized the total capitalization of
insurance companios in tho South, or
Southern home companies, amounted
to $750,000. He says that tho authorized
capitalization of Southern
insurance companies organized and
organizing now amounts to about
twenty millions of dollars, and that
these companies now have in force
one-third of a billion of insurance Is
just three per cent of tho total amount
carried in the United States.
An Enjoyable Event.
The Fourth Sunday School District
mot in convention at Bolls
Mines Saturday, July 17th, 1009,
and spent a very pleasant and profit
able day. The county President E.
F, Dean, was present with his usual
zeal and enthusiasm.
The following is a minute of the
'Tho Sunday School when I was a
Boy," discussed by Bro. Lowoj. He
made a very interesting talk and
made every one feel welcome.
"Relation of the Sunday School to
the church," opened for discussion
by G. P. Wilson, followed by Bros.
Ben Duncan, H. S. Bennett and
Lowcry. Bro. Bennett said the
church and the Sunday School were
one. "The duty of parents to tho
Sunday School," by President Dean
was forcibly put before tho people.
He said do ono could fill the place nf
the parent in tho Sunday School, that
the Sunday School necda tho co-operation
of tho parents, discussed by
Bros. Lowey and Will.
Song, by Choir.
'Co-operation," was ably discusod
by Bro. Bennett, he said we need
the co-operation of both old and
young in every Sunday School.
A sumptuous feast was" spread on
the grass whioh soon appeased tho
hunger of every one present.
Tho house was called to order by
singing and the convention work
was suspended for a time and a Children's
Day program was rendered
with Mrs. Gifford, leader.
The general association of the
Sunday School was explained by
A collection for the Sunday Sohool
was taken which amounted to $1.67.
"How to maintain the interest in
the Sunday School." was discussed
by Ben Duncan, he says, select a
superintendent that every one loves.
G. W. Travis said good singing was
the best thing to maintain an interest
in the Sunday School furthered by
Bro. Lowey who told of his first
Sunday Sohool and the first song be
learned to sing 'Come Thou Fount"
whioh he load and the whole congregation
helped in singing.
Bro. Ben Duncan was eleoted
president and E. J. Travis, Seo'y.,
for the district for next year.
Closing talk by Mr. Dean.
Song, "Stand up for Jesus.
The following are some resolutions
Resolved First :-That sectarianism
be eliminated from our Sunday
Schools and that co-operation predominate.
Seoond :-That wo extend our
thanks to President Dean and our
district officers for their efficient work
done in the district.
E. J. Travis, Dis't Pros.
Mrs. Ruth Swansey, Seo't.
An Historic Church.
Ebonezor ohuroh in Transylvania
Prosbytery was organized in 1707 by
Rev. David Rico, the first Presbyterian
preaoher that ever camo Ho
Kontuoky. For one hundred and
twenty years its existanco has been
porpetuatod and it stands today as a
monument to this pionoir p'roaoher.
Rev. James F. Priee is holding a
meeting at this ohuroh. He has bea
here a week and has had eight .professions,
principally adults. The
meeting will continue this" week.
SLOW BUT SURE
The West Kentucky Coal Company
In Fadncah Das Grown,
A great industry has grown up's6
quietly in Paducah that the majority
of the peoplo aro unacquainted with
tho magnitude of the operations being
The West Kentucky Coal Company
operating the famous irade water
mines, has been perfecting its plane!
for several years and is now to bfc
considered one of the great coal
carrying companios on tho rivers.- ty
has successfully demonstrated tao
superior quality of the Tradewator"
coal in the' south and, to meet the
demand in that territory, has installed
and has in operation a plant
for the building of barges. This
plant employs 150 men, all citizens
of Paducah: it also maintains a floaU
ing dry dock employing 50 moro
men; it also has in operation tho
steamers Harth, Mary Anderson,
Harvester, Reaper and Egan. These
boats arc maintained at Paducah and
their crows are composed of Paducah
men. The stores consumoi arc pur -
chased hero and the repairs are made
by Paducah firms.
At present they disburse weekly
in this city a sum in excess of
$10,000. and as business is growing
rapidly this amount should be largely
increased. It would seem that tho
company should receive thc loyal
support of the citizens of Paducah.
Paducah is essentially a river town
and its prosperity depends very
largely upon the volume of water;
borno trifae. All tile money paid in'
river freight is immediately returned
to the oity in wages to crews, repairs
to old equipment and building new.
This company will its elevator
at the foot of Ohio street on
Monday next, where freshly mined
coal can be secured at any time and
in any quanity. It is to be hoped
that the citizens will givo this company
the support it so well deserves.
A Fine Farm ''Hurricane Valley."
Dr. J. 0. Dixon, the well known
physician, of Marion, Ky.. has a
beautiful farm nearTolu, Ky., which
he named "Hurricane Valley." On
this farm you will find all kinds of
stock of the finest breeds, hereford
cattle, hogs and different
breeds of horses.
"Dixon," being a good farmer as
well as a physician, has his farm in
a good condition for growing any
kind of grain, he sows timothy, red
top, rape, alsike, clover, red top
clover, peas and millet, the peas and
millet is sown togother and he has a
fine lot of hay for his stock in the
winter his barns and out buildings
aro nicely arranged and of cold winter
days nil of his stock aro sheltered
and well fed and watorcd in a trough
which is filled with puro water from
an everlasting well, drawn by a gasoline
Dr. Dixon came to his farm last
week to look after the threshing of
his wheat, oats and rye. He only
had 22 aoros in wheat but it proved
to be tho best ever raised in this
section. The yield being 27 bushels
to tho acre.
Crittenden County Sabbath
School Association Convention.
All Sunday Schools are requestod
to send delogates to the above named
convention to meet at Marion Graded
Sohool building at Marion, Aug.
30th and 31st. Every Sunday
School is entitled to five delegates,
all. to be entertained free.
JMnaio for tho occasion will be fur-
ished by tho Marion Sunday Schools.
All 'Workers cordially invited and
every sohool urged' to send delegates.
James Alex. Hill, See'y.
TMJMIIT no-run games
First Game With Evansvllle Resulted
lto.0, The Second Willi tfaverly
Resulted 5 to o.
The Evansvillc High Arts and
Waverly proved easy last Thursday
and Fridayt for Marion, neither team
being able to make a hit or run off
Coopcrrider and Kraft. The game
against the High Arts was a pitchers
battle all the way through, Marion
making only three hits, and both
sides fielded in splendid style, cutting
off many balls that might have
gone for hits. Coopcrrider was in
splendid form striking out twenty
men, and having the Evansvillc batters
at his mercy all the time. Only
tharec men got to first, one of these
reaching second, but no one got any
farther. The only misplay charged
against Marion occured when Lamb
missed a rather wide throw to first
from Rochester in the ninth, outside
of this the fielding of the locals was
fruitless; that of the visitors was
-.equally as good, the only error being
a fumble by tho short-stop of a hard-
hit grounder from Rochester's bat.
Mar:on scorcd in thc ;hth bv
jbunching two of their three hits;
'.Cooporridcr singled, Dixon and Rochester
drew their base on balls, filling
thc bases with no outs; Franks
then came up, and justified his reputation
as a safe hitter by beating
out a pretty bunt, on which
scorcd. Guess then hit into a
iouble play, pitcher to catcher to
first, which spoiled Marion's chances
for further scoring; but we had all
UJt was needed to win.
All It H l'O A E
Rochester, ss3 0 10 3 0
Franks, rf, 4 0 10 0 0
Guess, 3b, 4 0 0 10 0
Kraft, If, 3 0 0 0 0 0
Pcrryman, c, 3 0 0 lit 1 0
Quircy, 2b, 2 0 0 10 0
Lamb, lb, 3 0 0 (! 0 1
Coopcrrider, p, ..3 1 1 1 0 0
Dixon, cf, 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 1 3 27 o
AH K II l'O A E
Budkc, cf, 4 0 0 2 0 0
Booth, 2b, 4 0 0 2 0 0
Mills, ss, 3 0 0 0 3 1
Jenkins, c, 3 0 0 7 2 0
Hardesty, 3b,.. 3 0 0 0 0 0
Chasner, lb,.. ..2 0 0 20 - 0 0
Poole, rf 3 0 0 10 0
Moore, If, 3 0 0 1 0 0
Meyerhoff, p,...3 0 0 1 U 0
Total 28 0 0 24 11 1
Marion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 1
High Arts.O 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Earned runs: Marion, 1. First
baso on balls: Off Coopcrrider, off
Meyerhoff 3. Struck out; by
20, by Meyerhoff 5. Left
on bases; Marion, G, High Arts 2.
Double plays; Meyerhoff to Jenkins
to Sohasner. Passed balls; Perry-man
1. Hit by pitoher, Kraft.
Stolon bases; Cooperrider, Dixon.
Sacrifico hits; Pcrryman, Quirey.
Time; 1 hour and 20 minutes.
SECOND GAME. ,
Friday's gamo was not quito so
olosc, but Waverly was just as badly
shut out by Kraft as the High Arts
wore tho day boforo, not a hit boing
made by them during tho entiro nino
innings. Kraft is not a "strikeout"
pitoher, but ho certainly knows how
to make the batter placo the ball
where he wishos, and try as they
might, tho Waverly batters could not
"4ut 'em where they ain't" as Sylvan
would Bay. Marion again played a
atar fielding game, the work of
Guess, Cancan, Kraft, Cooperrider
and Dixon in this respect being especially
good. George Hancock has
a fino reputation as a pitcher, and
deserves it, had his support been
bettor, the score would havo been
much closer, and several of Marion's
seven hits would have been outs.
Howovcr, the local boys did enough
clean hitting to win, two of their runs
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Rochester, ss 4 1 o 4 1 3
Franks, rf 4 0 0 0 0
Guess 3b 4 0 0 3 5
Kraft, p 4 0 0 1 5
Porryman, c 4 o 1 4 0
Coopcrrider, 2b.. 4 2 o w 1 4
G. Lamb, If.. .3 0 1 0 0
Dixon, cf 4 0 1 1 0
Cannan, lb . .4 0 0 lb 0
Total 35 5 7 27 17 2
AH R 11 10 A E
W. Payne 4 0 0 1 11
It. Hancock, 3 0 0 8 0 0
J. Payne, 3 0 0 3 0 1
JohnsonijjP; 1 0 0 0 0 0
Perkinslb 3 0 0 ! 0 1
Franoy, ss 1 0 0 0 2 1
E. Payne, 2b 3 0 0 1 1 0
Omef, 3 0 0 13 1
G. Hancock, 3 0 0 13 1
Total 25 0 024 S8
Innings 1 2 3 4 5 (i 7 8 9
Marion 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 x-5
Waverly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0
Earned runs: Marion 2. Two
baso hits; Dixon. Stolen bases;
Cooporridcr (2), Dixon. Sacrifice
hits; Franks, Lamb, Johnson,
Franoy. l'irst on balls; oil Kraft 2.
Struck out: by Kraft 4, by Hancock
S. Left on bases; Marion 7; Waverly
2. Double plays, Kraft to Coop
errider to Cannan. PasstyjL ball Omcr
2. Time 1 hour and 10 minutes. Um
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The state and county taxes arc
now duo and to relieve the sheriff of
a great responsibility, should be paid
at once. On December 1, I, as
sheriff of Crittenden county, am required
to settle with the state, and
if 1 should fail to collect these taxes
it would work a hardship on me as
well as my bondsmen, to havo to pay
your taxes. So come up at
once and settle your taxes promptly.
Do not wait for the penalty, or even
a nearness to it, but pay them now
if you possibly can.
In the near future I will have
appointments for myself or one of
my deputies for each precinct and
to meet us at the designated time
and place to receive a clear receipt
for your taxes, will aid your
sheriff more than you may perhaps
Now, as my whole desire is to try
to collect the taxes for this year
without a single levy, or even penalty,
I again urge you to aid me in
this by coming to these places or to
my office at Marion and settling
Hoping every tax payer of Crittenden
county will aid me by an early
settlement of tho common burden
wresting upon all m proportion as
God has blessed him,
I am yours very respectfully,
J. G. Ashek, S. C. C.
LEAGUE PROGRAM, AUC. 1ST.
Subject: "Tho nearness of extremity
Leader: Miss Vera Cardwell.
Prayer, followed by Song.
Responsive Reading, Psalm SO.
Scripture Lesson, John 5:
Opening meeting for voluntary
Song: quartette, by Misses Hazel
Pollard., Susie Boston, Nannie
Rochester and Gussie Surgett.
Adopted by The Methodist Sunday
School, Sunday, July
The Spirit said, "Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord."
A retrospect of the quiet, dignified,
Christian character of Nellie Love,
assures us that she is among the dead
who are blessed.
During many months of intense suffering,
no complaint was ever uttered,
but her thoughts were turned away
from the body to a higher understanding
of her relation to God, and she
passed into eternity with the full consciousness
that she was a child of God,
made in His own image and likeness.
Her life was that of a loving, dutiful
daughter, a consistent Christian,
and a loyal worker in our Sunday
Be It Resolved: That, in the death
of Nellie Love, the church has lost one
of its truest members, and the Sunday
School, one of its most efficient teachers,
one possessing a sincere desire to
impart the Truth to those entrusted to
her care; and,
Be It Resolved: That the exemplary
life which she led and the faithfulness
with which she discharged her
duties as pupil and teacher, shall be
held in great rememberance, and that
we shall strive to emulate her lovely
Christian character; and,
Be It Resolved: That we tender
to her bereaved parents and sister our
sincerest sympathy, and pray that they
may feel the sustaining influence of
Him whose presence is sweetest in
these dark hours of grief; and,
Be It Resolved: That a copy of
these Resolutions be made in the Sunday
School Record, a copy be sent to
the bereaved family.
Mrs. Nina Wheeler i
Mrs. Kate Rochester . Committee.
Mrs. Fannie P. Walker )
k ets Reward Money for Cap-
. y ture of Husjbands Slayer
The reward that wasoflercd for the
capture of R. B. Morjran the negro
who shot and killed James Morris,
at Hopkinsville having been earned
by Peter Postell colored, and by him
refunded to Chief of Police Roper
with instruction to give it back' to
tne parties who has contributed it,
was given to Mrs. Morris, widow of
the dead man. Cadiz Record.
Executive Committee Call.
Marion, Ky., July 22, 1909. A
meeting of the Democratic executive
Committee of tho 7th Legislative
District, which is composed of tho
members of the county committees of
tho counties of Crittenden and Livingston,
is hereby called to meet at
Salem, Ky., on Saturday, July 31,
1909, at 11 o'clock, a. m., for the
purpose of determining the time and
manner of nominating a Democratic
candidate for the office of Representative
in the 7th legislative district,
to be voted for at tho regular election
in November, 1909.
Marion F. Pooue.
Chairman 7th Legislative District
Democratic Executive Committe.
Card of Thanks.
We extend to our many friends of
Marion our sinoore thanks for their
many kindly ministrations during
Nellie's protracted illness.
It. 0. Love and family.
Piney Fork Campmeeting.
Our annual Campmeoting will
Friday, August 6th, at Piney
Fork Camp Ground. Canpmceting
has been hold at this place for 81
successive years, with only two ex..
oeptions. Tho meating of the date
named will be conducted by Rev. J
It. Kins;, of Blackford, Ky. Let
everybody pray that the preathor
may come filled with the Holy Ghost.
Lot us pray too that everybody will
come out and do a great work for the
Lord; that we may have a sweeping
C. T. Bouohbb, Pastar;
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