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VOL. 31 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OCT. 21, 1909. f NUMBER 2
MINERAL WEALTH OF CHITTENDEN
Would Astonish World II Flior spar,
Lead and Zinc Nines Were
(Spooial to Kvansvillo Uourior.)
Marion, Ky., Oct. 0. Wliori tho
great whistlo of the Kentucky
company is heard every room,
inir, warning the employes to work,
we en imagine wo are on tho great
Mississippi or tlie Ohio rivor and
that the It. K. Loo, or KvansvilU's
(pieoii of tho waters, tho "Idlewild."
in coming into port. It ii a
til I v sounding whistlo and carries
the in in acquainted with the happy,
olden stoaiiibnit titnn, back to t ho
Um of the Loo, N'atrhos, Kinuia C,
KMioll, Idlewild mid other favorites
of that forgotton ago,
Th whistle of the Kentucky
Fluorspar etompany is a gril whin.
and i on i uroat mMI owned bv
a K'ett company far tho purpfo of
grinding nnd separating tho prod tun
of the many great lad, lino and
spar initios of Crittenden ootintv.
This company produce lump,
gravel and ground fluorspar. The
lump and gravel, after hoing thoroughly
washod. is shipped in tho
crude state and used principally in the
manufacture of open hearth stool a
a t)m. The better grado of ore, ai
it rome' from tho mine coca through
their concentrating mill horo where,
by a system of "Harti Jigs," all
impurities, such as cahlto, ailioan,
etc , are separated from tho spur and
taken out and the lead, an a valuable
produot, is saved. The spar Is
then ground to a fino powder and
find a market all over tho United
Stiles and is used by makers of high
grade glaM cnamelcrs, hydrofloric
acid, etc Thin hydrofluoric aoid is
a pungent, fuming arid gas, very
CLIFTON J. PRATT
Will address the Voters of
At the following Places and Dates
Emmaus, Monday, October 25th at 2 p. m.
Levias, " " 25th at 7 p. m.
Sheridan, Tuesday, October 26th at 2 p. m.
Irma, " " 26th at 7 p. m.
Weston, Wednesday October 27th at 2 p. m.
Oakland, " " " at 7 p.m.
Sugar Grove, at James AMen's Barn, Thursday,
October 28th at 2. p. m.
Piney Fork, Thurday October 27th at 7 p. m.
Everybody Most Cordially In-
oorrosivo,Rttaoking glass and porce
lain anu noning its sorjaco. a is
very solutto in water, tho spccifio
gravity ol tho solution riding to
l.fri, Tio conecntratcd aqueous
aoid boonnrs woaknr on boiltug until,
when tiling at 120 degrees u
(1248 f. ), i attain a constant composition
o from HO to 118 per cent of
tho anhvdpus acid. Concentrated
hydrofluora acid ii a powerful cor
rosivo, lining tho peculiar property
of harduni ; tho skin or tissue with
which it 0'iiion in contact uud
it- action underneath the
hardened ti sun with an extraordina
ry nuounl and persistency of pain.
Tho teat bring the product from
tho many k nos in Crittenden to tho
several larj: orushing mills and nop
arator in imrion, whore it is wash,
ed for shipiont in the crude itate,
owing to itfWaluo, or ground and
shipped In ihrrols liko fluor Much
of (ho load o is !(f) poroont puro
and is urn lis I and shipped from the
For a h t poriod tho mineral
i industry of rittoudon has boeu on
UK' wane, ai fl for no ronton but for
the lank of f nds to develop tho un
limited wc. th of tho oro belt
and to dpvistj the cheapest way by
whiali the or eau be matkated. In
let tho amount ofmone
expended in jho dovelopmont of coal
in Union ooutty alone, be judicious
ly applied iu Crittenden Bounty and
she would asliuish the world with
her wealth. The hoaio people, with
few exception, are nevor credited
with developing tho ooal or oil land,
and just so it with tho fiuoropar
industry. The lands of Crittenden
aro rich with leal, zinc and fluorspar
and laaily developed, but in most
cases, inaccessible to railroad or
river. Hut brains ooutd
and would ovorriie and male simple
this bar to hef wealth and in a
few years tho stile rcvonucs from
old Crittenden would surpass that
of any other county.
Weft Kentucky is wualll ly in
deposits of fluorspar, lead and cine,
and tho district of which Crittonden
county is tho center has been since
1896 one of 0 e largest producers of
fluorspar in the world According
to n correspondent of tho Evansvillo
Courier, writing from Marion, Ky.,
the work of dcvnlopement is not pro
grossing as rapidly as should bo tho
oaso The correspondent writes:
'For a short poriod tho mineral
industry of Crittonden has boon on
tho wane, and for reasou but for tho
lack of funds to develops tho
od wealth of tho oro belt and to do.
vio the cheapest way bv which the
oro can be marketed. In other
words, 1st tho amount of nmnov expended
in tho dovclnpemcnt of co.l
in Union county alone, bo judiciouslv
applied in Crittenden county and she
would astonish tho world with her
wealth. Tho homo people, with few
excoptions, aro never credited vih
devoloping the coal or oil lnd, and
just so it is with tho fluorspar industry.
The lands of Crittonden are
rich with lead, tine and fluorspar
and easily developed, but ii moil
e.ios inarcosiblo to tho railroad or
fiver. Hut money and brain could
and would soon oeeridc and make
simple this bar to hor wealth and in
a fow years the State revenues from
Crittenden would pass that of any
Fluorspar is found in many States,
but in very few instances is it known
to exist in paying quantities. Tho
Western Kontuoky district is composed
of the counties of Crittenden,
Caldwell and Livingston, but by far
the greater part of the product comes
from Crittenden county. Deposits
have boon found in other nearby
counties, but th,cro had been do production
of importance. Across the
Ohio river in. IJUno.ia.tha qoubUss of
Pope end Hardin are large producers.
Tenncisco has a fluorspar district
composod of three counties. Smith,
Trousdale and Wilson. There arc
two small districts in Colorado, ono
county in Vaginia and ono county in
Aritooia whero it is p,.d,,o.d
TBero does not seem to bo any
good reason why tho industry should
be languishing in Crittenden county.
That county probably was tho first in
tho United States to make shipments.
Fluorspar is in activo domand and
bring good prices. It is used all
over the United States in tho manu
faotutc of high-grade glass and. enamel
jud for a variety of other pur
p et. It is exported" . from tho
WesjjHTi Kentucky uigtriot to Canada
Ti'c Kentucky Geological Survey
issufcn, an eUborato report on tho
lluftfajnr deposit of Ko .tucky in
iP07f This report covered six
couojiaa in Woiteru Kentucky, and
it wai thcrciu that the deposit
p wcro practically inexhaustible.
Lead, zinc aud calcspar were found
to exist iu paying quantities. De
jiohs also are found in tho Central
Kentucky counties of Anderson,
iimrhnn, Hoyle, Clark, Henry.
Mcrcor, Owen, Scott aud
Woodford. They aro not so cxten.
as thoso in Western
Thqre is manifest opportunity for
prnfitablo developemont of thp
industry in Kentucky. Operations
i ii Crittenden county and
olsewhere instead of being on tho
wano should be of iocreasing
MARION GRADED SCHOOL
ruflls Being Rapidly AJviiced ui
With a hep Interest
MlttOilH. :. .)
The patrons of tho Marion Graded
School'havo a right to bef proud of the
fact that tho school is in tho hands of
trustees who have shown themselves
true to the responsibilities resting on
them and that with Prof. King as
Superintendent, assisted by Prof. J.
M. Hawes nnd the able corps of lady
teachers, the school is flourishing in its
every branch. One need to pay but a
single visit to this school to discover
the efficiency and fitness of every
toucher for tho place assigned them,
all of which reflects much credit on
Prof. King and the board of trustees.
The pupils seem to be deeply interested
and are well up in per cent,
which is the beat evidence of . high
regard for those in authority.
For a few days Prof. King was
forced to adjourn school on account of
the heating apparatus undergoing repairs.
Rut to-day everv thing for the
comfort of both teacher and pupil has
been provided and tho school has again
resumed its busy role. So much for
tho confidence of tho patron and efficiency
of the teacher.
R, F. Bishop at Home.
It. F. Bishop, who for tho past
few years has been a resident of California,
has returned to Sturgis,
Union county, where he yet holds
good landed estate as well as town
property, and has bought tho beauti
ful W. W. Piorson home on Washington
Avo. This is one of the
most beautiful homes at Sturgis and
too, Mr Bishop bought it furnished
as Mr. Pierson left it. Bob is a
good man for old Sturgis to rogain,
At las there is no place liko old
Mrs, Louesa Walker was born
Aug. (5, 18G0. Died Oct. 12, 11)0!)
Maried to W. L. Ashcr Nov. Ill,
To this union was born ono
on. Marvin, whom wo all know,
Snc profcscd f.iith in Christ in 1892
and joined tho Cumberland I'resby
terian church it Weston snd hvod a
consistent ohr"' an. She was mar
to J. T. Walker Mar. 18, 19071
To Ihif iin Mtii n. born ono son
.lew ui. She ws a loving wifo, a
kind mother, a j neighbor and
was loved b lier friends and
kindred, Putifia' o vires were
conducted h lev W. T (akle
,nEjrrHi Ti)E GRM REAPER'S
Nsnfier M ttimm Qlztn lire
Been CilM la Their Itwirt
The Peit Wert,
Miss Emma Wheeler died at her
home, about thro miles east of town,
Thursday night Sho was sick only a
short while, having a congeativo' cjjill,
die never rallied from it.
Miss Wheeler was a uistcr of Mr.
(R. F. Wheeler and Misses Corda and
Tinnio Wheeler, well known school
teachers of tho county. Sho was a
voman of great strength of character.
Mrs AI Easley died Sundav night,
After a lingering illness. Before her
marriage she was Mis3 Lucy Woody,
daughter of Mr. Alex Woody, of
neighborhood, and was note for
her lovable (lisnositinn. Sho is survived
by her husband, one son, several broth -
ors and relatives.
- After an illness of more than a years
duration, Mrs. Markham Terry passed
lu the great beyond, Saturday afternoon,
OctobcJ 10, 1909.
Though expecting it, death came as
quite a shock to the young husband,
who ministered to every wish expressed,
and ad within human power
wo. done to restore health, but to no
avail. Though not afraid to die, she
was grieved to leave her eighteen
months old baby without a mothers
love and care.
Mrs. Terry, beforo her marriage
was Miss Hettie Wiggins, daughter of
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. C. Wiggin3, of Livingston
Tho remains were taken to Livingston
county, near her old home for
Mr. A. J. Eskew died Sunday night
Oct. 17th. 1909, after a two weeks
HfVPflivl nun hnrn tn Wilann minfu I
.- ZZ V. . .,.,, 'r
iynn i ucuer ioidj atsiz
u inis county wnerr quit a young
man, locating in the eastern portion of
the county where he lived untill a few
years ago, when he moved to Marion.
Mr. Eskew was a member of the
Christian church at this place and was
an upright gentleman. He is survived
by his wife, who was a Miss Vanhooser
beforo her marriage, one daughter,
Mrs. Ed Coleman, and four sons, Oscar
John, and Andrew, of this city and
Hnrve, of New Mexico. The interment
took place at the Simpson grave
yard in Caldwell county, Monday.
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. I. W. Talley.
Mr. Press Clark died Saturday, Oct
lfith, 1909. after a lingering illness.
He was born and raised in this county.
Mr. Clark possessed mnny sterling
qualities nnd was loved nnd honored by
all who knew him.
JUDGES NUNN, SETTLE AND
LASSIN6 ARE WITHOUT
Committees Will Declare Them Regular
Nominees In Their Respective
In three appellate districts of Kentucky
three Democratic Judges now
sitting on the Court of Appeals bench
at Frankfort have been paid tho fine
compliment of uranimom indorsement
by their party. Last midnight was
the last opportunity for a Democrat to
announce his candidacy for the great
and honorable position on the State's
highest judicial bench from tho First.
Second and Sixth Appellate districts,
now represented at Frankfort by Judge
Thos. J. Nunn, Judge W. E. Settle
and Judge John M. Lassing. All of
these Judges were candidates to
coea themselves, and wrn the final
hour arrived after which no Democrat
could qualify for the race, it was
found that none of the three had any
opposition in the party.
It Is believed by those who are in a
position to know that at no time in the
past have so many as three Judges fr
the Court of Appeals had a clear field.
That no opposition has developed in
the three districts speaks volumes for
the popularity of the candidates and
the splendid record they have made
since they have served in the Statee
.most august court.;
This almost unprecedented condition
moans that in neither of the appellate
districts will it be necessary to hold
either a convention or a primary to
make a nomination, the committee ia
each district being required only tie
meet and declare the nomination,
In the First district Henry R. Lawrence,
chairman of tho Democratic Executive
Committee, has balled off the
prl mary which was to have been held
Novomber 2, and has called his
1 p. m., November 11, at
nton to declare Judge Nunn the
VISITED BY CAPITALISTS
Stockholders of Commodore
Mines Visit Marion
Renewed Interest Now Being
It In Mending Circles. Our
Theo Klaror, A. D. Bowmia,
R. F. W Kaiser, F. Rolman, P. X.
Hudson and 11. J, Angermoicr, all
of Louisville, Ky., and stockholder
la ib.CjOjjHiodore jqjrp, arrived la
Mariwi "Sunday o aij earlytrija TvA J
immediately took oarriages to theTr
mimes for all day They returned1
to Louisville Monday eeotmogly well
pleased with their visit.
There seems to pe renewed interest
all round in mining circles "Hod
sooon wo feel that things in old Crittenden
will begin to hum.
The gentlemen from Louisaille aro
all capitalists and having rcachoQ
their positions in the financial vorid
is ev'denco that Jthoy know a good
thing when thoy sec it. We aro
proud to have them as investors if
Crittenden property and hope for
more liko them.
Card 01 Thanks.
I dosirc to express my heartfelt
thanks to my friends and neighbors
who so tenderly and lovingly rendered
assistance in the brief illness "and
subsequent death of my beloved wife.
While tho light and life of my homo
has been taken from me, the high
recognition given hor by her friends
and mine has, in a great moaBurc,
helped to dispel the clouds ft"bd
through uiv tears I can see the swet
spirit waving from the battlements
of Heaven to mingle her thanks with
mine for their tender oare of her 1Tnd
tho many precious tokens of love.
Ob, my friends, I thank you over
and over again from deep down ia
my broken heart for all these kindnesses
and just how muoh she appreciated
it will only be mado known on
the day wo are all reunited in tko
land whore tho sun never goes dowm.
. . Ladies Suit Sale . .
Ladies and Misses Coat Sale
One of the largest dealers in Ladies
Goods will be at our store on that day.
All garments delivered on day of Sale.