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Most Cordially In
deposits, of fluorspar, lead and sine,
and tho district of whioh Crittondon
county is tho center has been since
to 1896 one of t e largest producers of
fluorspar in the world According
to n correspondent of tho Evansvillo
u. Courier, writing from Marion, Ky.,
the woik of devnlopcmont is not pro
of grcshing as rapidly as should be tho
case. The correspondent writes:
"For a short period tho mineral
industry of Crittenden has been on
tho wane, and for reason but for tho
lack of fund, to develops tin unlimited
wealth of the ore bolt and to
the eheapost way bv which the
ore can be marketed. In otliT
words, let the amount of money expended
in the dcveloperacnt of co.il
in Union county alone, bu judiciously
applied in Crittenden county and slu
would astonish the world with her
wealth. Tho homo people, with few
exceptions, are never credited with
developing the coal or oil bind, and
just so it is with the fluorspar industry.
The lands of Crittenden are
rich with lead, 7.inc and fluorspar
on and easily developed, but ii most
eacs inaccesiblc to tho railroad or
river. But innnoy and brains could
and would soon ornrido and make
by simple this bar to her wealth and in
In a few years the State reveuues from
Crittenden would pass that of any
Fluorspar is found in many States,
but in very few instances i it known
to exist in paying quantities. The
Western Kentucky district is composed
of the counties of Crittenden,
Caldwell and Livingston, but by far
the crc9ter part of the product comes
from Crittenden county. Deposits
have bocn found in other nearby
counties, but thcro has been no production
or of importance. Across tho
Ohio river in IJHnou tho counties of
Pope and Hardin are large producers.
a Tcnnossce has a fluorspar district
composed of three counties. Smith,
Trousdalo and Wilson. Thore are
two small distriots in Colorado, one
in county in Vaginia and one county in
25th at 2 p. m.
25th at 7 p. m.
26th at 2 p. m.
26th at 7 p. m.
27th at 2 p. m.
" at 7 p.m.
2. p. m.
27th at 7 p. m.
Amonia whero it is produood in
Thore does not seem to bo any
good roason why tho industry should
bo languishing in Crittenden oounty.
That aounty probably was the first in
the United States to make shipments.
Fluorspar is in active demand and
brings good prices. It is used all
ov.r tho United States in tho manu
factutc of glass and
uud for a variety of othor
It is exported frnm the
West 'in Kentucky uistrict to Canada
Tic Kentucky Geological Survey
iufca an e'aborate report on the
IliiThjHr ricpo'ifd of Ko .tucky in
1IH)7'. This report covered six
onuntio' in Western Kentuckv, and
it was" declared thcreiu that tbu
were practically inexhaustible.
Load, zinc aud calcspar were found
to exilt in paying quantities. Do
p.ts also are found in the Central
Kentucky counties of Anderson,
Uiurbnn, Bovle, Clark, Henry.
Fayette, Franklin, Garrard,
Mercer, Owon, Scott aud
Woodford. They are not so
8ivn'howoer, as those in Wostero
There is manifest opportunity for
profitablo dcvulopement of the
industry it, Kentucky. Operations
i n Crittenden county and
elsewhere insteid of being on tho
wane should be of increasing
MARION GRADED SCHOOL
Pupils Being Rapidly Advanced and
With a Deep Interest Manila
icsted by Ali. - i
The patrons of the Marion Graded
Schooljhavo a right to bejproud of the
fact that tho school is"in the 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., Ha wes and 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
teacher for the 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 arc well up in per cent,
which is the best evidence of t. 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.
But to-day every thing for the
comfort of both teacher and pupil has
been provided and the school has again
resumed its busy role. So much for
tho confidence of the patron and efficiency
of the teacher.
R, F. Bishop at Home.
R, F. Bishop, who for tho past
few years has been a resident of California,
has returned to Sturgis,
Union county, whero he yet holds
good landed estate as well as town
property, and has bought the beautiful
W. W. Pierson 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 regain,
At lasj thcro is no place liko old
Mrs. Louesa Walker was born
Aug. 6, I860. Died Got. 12, 1009
Marled to W. h, Asbcr Nov. 19,
1881. To this union was born one
son. Marvin, whom wo all know.
Sno profesed faith in Christ in 1892
and joined tho Cumberland Presby
tcrian church at 'A cston and hvod a
consistent christian. Fhi was married
to J. T. Wilker Mr. 18, 19()7
To this union wa. horn one son
Jowol, She whi ii loving wife, a
kind mother, a , d neighbor and
was loved In Imr frionds and
kindred. Puuim' orvires were
conduoted bv Nfc W. T" Oaklov
b tilltnhm ttm
VOL. 31 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OCT. 21, 1909. NUMBER 2
MINERAL WEALTH OF CRITTENDEN
Would Astonish World If Floor spar,
Lead and Zinc Mines Were
(Special to Evansvillo Courier.)
Marion, Ky., Oct. 0 Whon tho
great whistle of the Kentucky
company is heard every morning,
warning the employes to work,
we can imagine we arc on the great
Mississippi or the Ohio river and
that the 11. E. Lee, or Evansville's
queen of the waters, tho "Idlewild,"
is coming into port. Tt is a beautifully
pounding whistlo and carrios
Iho man acquainted with the happy,
olden steamboat time, hack to the
days of the Leo, Nalchos, Emma 'J.
Elliott, Idlewild and other favorites
of that forjjotton age,
Tho whistle of tho Kentucky
Fluorspar company is a rt"U whi.
tin and i on a erat mill owned hv
a great company for the purpose of
griudins and separating the product
of tho many groat lead, zinc and
spar miucs of Crittenden county.
This company produces lump,
gravel and ground fluorspar. The
lump and gravel, after being thoroughly
washed, is shipped in the
crude state and used principally in the
manufacture of open hearth .steel as
a flux. The better grade of ore, as
it comes from the mines coes through
their concentrating mill here where,
by a system of "II art z Jigs," all
impurities, such as cahitc, silioan,
jtc, are separated from the spar 3nd
takon out and the lead, as a valuable
produot, is saved. The spar is
then ground to a fino powder and
finds h market all over tho United
States and is used by makers of high
grade glass enamclers, hydrofloric
acid, etc. This hydrofluoric acid is
a pungent, fuming acid gas, very
At the following Places
Emmaus, Monday, October
Sheridan, Tuesday, October
Weston, Wednesday October
Sugar Grove, at James AMen's Thursday,
October 28th at
iney Fork, Thufday October
corrosivo, attacking glass and porcelain
and cching its sorfaco. It is
very solute in water, tho ppccifio
gravity ol the solution rising
1.55. Tio concentrated aqueous
acid bceorcs weaker on boiling until,
when oiling at 120 degrees
(248 f.), i attains a constant composition
o from 3G to 38 per cent
tho anhydous unid. Concentrated
hydroQuorj acid is a powerful cor
rosivc, Imug tho peculiar property
of hardeni g the skin or tissue with
which it ernes in contact and
uuuiug iti action uuderncath the
hardened lisuo with an
ry anount i and pcrsisiency ot pain.
Tho toat.a bring the product from
the many ejucs in Crittenden to the
several lanj orushiug mills and separators
in Tarion, where it is wash.
ed for shipment in the crude state,
owing to it'value, or ground and
shipped in mrrels like fluor. Much
of the lead ro is !)." percent pure
and is washed and shippod from tho
For a shirt period the mineral
I industry of ,rittcndcn has been
the wane, aid for no reason but for
the lack of finds to develop the unlimited
wcflth of the ore belt
and to devise the cheapest way
which the or; can bo marketed.
other words, let the amount of money
expended in the development of coal
in Union eouity alone, bo judicious
ly applied in Crittenden county and
she would astmish the world with
her wealth. The hoaio people, with
few arc ncvor credited
with dovclopinp the coal or oil land,
and just so it is with tho fluorspar
industry. The lands of Crittenden
are rich with lead, zinc and fluorspar
aud lasily developed, but in most
cases, inaccessible to railroad
river. But nioup.and brins could
and would and mako simple
this bar to her wealth and in
few years tho state revonucs from
old Crittenden would surpass that
of any other county,
Western Kentucky is wgaltl ly
Will address the
I flpATH THF RRIU RPIPFR'
UUIIII, I IIC 011117! nCArCIl 0
Number of Prominent Cilzeos Have
Been Called lo Their Reward
The Pen Week,
Miss Emma Wheeler died at her
home, about lhro miles cast of town,
Thursday night. Sho was sick only a
short while, having a congestive chill,
he never rallied from it.
Miss Wheeler was a lister of Mr.
It. F. Wheeler and Misses Corda and
Tinnio Wheeler, well known school
teachers of the county. Sho was a
woman of great strength of character.
Mrs Al Kasley died Sunday niht,
nfter a lingering illness. Before her
marriage she was Miss Lucy Woody,
daughter of Mr. Alex Woody, of Hep-Ion
neighborhood, and was note! for
hr lovable disposition. She is survived
by her husband, one son, several brothers
After an illness of more than a years
duration, Mrs. Markham 1 erry passed
to the great beyond, Saturday afternoon,
Octobei 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
va.s done to restore health, but to no
avail. Though not afraid to die, sho
was grieved to leave her eighteen
menths old baby without a mothers
love and care.
Mrs. Terry, before her marriage
was Miss Hettie Wiggins, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wiggins, of Livingston
Tho remains were taken to Livingston
county, near her old homo for
Mr. A. J. Eskew died Sunday night
Oct. 17th. 1909, after a two weeks
Deceased was born in Wilson county
oWi , October 19tb." 1812 (and- mo-ft
to this county when quit a young
man, locating in tho 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 gentlemnn. He is survived
by his wife, who was a Miss Vanhooser
before her marriage, one daughter,
Mrs. Ed Coleman, and four ons, Oscar
John, and Andrew, of this city and
Harve, of New Mexico. The interment
took placo at the Simpson grave
yard in Caldwell county, Monday.
The funeral servicos were conducted
by Rev. I. W. Talley.
Mr. Press Clark died Saturday, Oct.
lfith, 1909. after a lingering illness.
He was horn and raised in this county.
Mr. Clark possessed many sterling
qualities and was loved and honored by
all who knew him.
JUDGES NUNN, SETTLE AND
LASSING ARE WITHOUT
Committees Will Declare Them Regular
Nominees In Their Respective
In three nppellate districts of Kentucky
three Democratic Judges now
sitting on the Court of Appeals bench
at Frankfort have been paid tho fine
compliment of uranimou3 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
ceea themselves, and when 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 for
the Court of Appeals had a clear field.
That no opposition has developed in
tho three districts speaks volumes for
the popularity of tho candidates and
the splendid record they have made
since they have served in the State's
most august court.J
This almost unprecedented condition
means that in neither of the appellcte
districts will it be necessary to hold
either a convention or a primary to
make a nomination, the committee in
each district being required only to
meet and declare the nomination,
In the First district Henry R. Lawrence,
chairman of tho Democratic Executive
Committee, has called ofi the
pri mary which was to have been held
November 2, and has called his committee
for 1 p. m., November 11, at
Princeton to declare Judge Nunn the
VISITED BY CAPITALISTS
Stockholders of Commodore
Mines Visit Marion
Renewed Interest Now Being
It in Mending Circles. Our
Thco Klarer, A. D. Bowman,
E. F. W Kaiser, F. Holman, F. L.
Hudson and 11. J. Angcrmcicr, all
of Louisville, Ky., and stockholders
in the CiJiimodore mine, arrived in
Marion Sunday ou an earlytrafa an'd .
immediately took carriages to. th6ir
mimes for all day Thoy returned
to Louisville Monday cecmmgly well
pleased with their visit.
There seems to pe rcnowod inter
est all round in mining circles aud
sooon wo Teel that things in old Crittenden
will begin to hum.
Tho gentlemen from LouisAille uro
all capitalists and having rcacho'd
their positions in the financial world
is ev'deuco that they know a good
thing when thoy sec it. We arc
proud to have thorn as investers it
Crittenden property and hope for
more like them.
Card Of Thanhs.
l dosirc to express my heartfelt
thanks to my friends and neighbors
who so tenderly and lovingly rendered
assistance in the brief illness lind
subsequent death of my beloved wifo.
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 measure,
helped to dispel the clouds Itbd
through mv tears t can seo the swet
spirit waving from the battlomenta
of Heaven to minglo her thanks with
mine for thoir tender oare of her n"nd
the many precious tokens of love.
Oh, my friends, I thank you over
and over again from deep down in
my broken heart for all these kind,
nesses and just how much she appreciated
it will only be mado known on
the day wo are all rcunitod in taa
land whero tho sun never goes dows,
. . 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,
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