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w VOL. XXXV MARION. CRITTENDEN COUNTY. KY. THURSDAY MORNING. JAN. 23, 1915. S3. 29.
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ANOTHER LETTER
FR0MORR8V1LLE
Which Contains The News From
. That Thriving Mining
Port.
"The making of a zinc mine in
Western Kentucky and how it
was done," is being put up by a
typewriter for publication. It
will be profusely illustrated by
photographs taken by one of
Eastman's 3 A kodaks provided
Houston Orme. the kodak
at Marion, will furnish
the kodak on long time and on
small payments.
The Ohio river can be depended
upon two or three times annually
to perform more stunts than
any 'traveling troup of monkeys
on the road. It is busy just now
in all of its varied phrases from
stealing a lumber yard and float
ing it down stream to drowning
live stock and rnoying corn crops
without the owner's consent.
The crest of this particular flood,
will pass Carrsvilie sometime on
Saturday or Sunday it is hoped,
although one never can be sure
what the river will d .
Many of theminng shafts here
and across the river in southern
Illinois are greatly bothered with
surface .water, and fi id it a difficult
task to continue raising ore.
The. shipments arc now very
light.
...Calvin Qhjrk. formerly, of Mi-
rion, is the assistant superinten
dent of the Kosiclare tluor -spar
mines and to him very largely is
the credit due for the great ton-age
of 7G.000 tons shipped in
1912. Of course such an amount
ot fluor spar means the mining
and cleaning of over 6,000 tons
monthly and assuming the month
has 2G davs. it means over 230
tons every working day in the
vear. and that's sure some fluor
spar.
The Grandby Mining & Smelting
Co., who own and lease to
mines large bodies of zinc and
lead bearing lands in Joplin will
commence to buy zinc ores on
April 2nd, for their new smelter
now being erected at St. Louis,
Mo. They are quite optimistic
over the yield of zinc, ores in
western Kentucky.
We have it upon the best of
authority that the small but earnest
committee, who waited upon
the tariff tinkers in Washington
made a profound impression upon
the gentlemen having the
fluor spar schedule in hand. One
of the committee having that romantic
titian colored hair sometimes
termed burnished copper,
and at others just plain brick-red,
made his argument so
strong that the committee was
very much inclined to increase
the duty to six dollars instead
of the present three dollars, per
ton i
Mr. Jackson, an experienced
mining engineer, having had
long experience in various parts
of South America, visited the
Carrsville mines last week and
wa3 most complimentary over
the prospects as well as delighted
with the concrete lining of
the shaft which seemed to be
new to him. He seemed very
confident that the zinc ore would
carry a large percentage of silver
and that the work in the
break where the shaft is being
made indicated radium.'
Mrs. 0. S Denny and son
reached here Tuesday via the
steamer Ruth, and will be the
guests of her mother, for several
days. '
an extent at Rsiclare and
III., that the authorities
are considering quarantining
both towns.
The Kosiclare mine, which Ks
fully half a mile of underground
developement in the shape of
stopes and drifts is now filled
with water. It is estimated it
will require their entire pumping
capacity to unwater this property
by June 1st.
The Fairview Co., will have
their largest producer, the "Blue
Diggings," left for ore production,
their No. 4 shaft being
drowned out and their main
shaft, the ''Goodhope," in immediate
danger of filling up.
The putting outof commission,
as producers, these two mines
for several months will cause the
fluor spar market to at least hold
present prices and probably an
advance over current rates will
be made by Kentucky mines.
Geo. Crider, of Marion, 'intimated
through the Home telephone
on Saturday morning that
our flooded mines would not have
taken water had they been insured
in the "Coco colo Club,"
of Marion. He says he is a
member and has not taken any
water for months. He looks it.
The Carrsville Enterprise
through its publisher, Mr. J. B.
Flovd, announced its own iunera!
on Friday last. The paper wa?
started some nine months since
and its weekly visits were really
enjoyed by a good number of people.
Editor Floyd, somehow,
got the impression that he was
too. old to run a newspaper. He
is actually the only man in the
United States that ever admitted
his incapacity to produce the
brightest newspaper published.
Just imagine, if one's imagination
can go so far, Dr. Moore,
Pickens, Oakley, Whitehouse,
etc, etc, calmly admitting they
could not run 'a newspaper.
Senator James' reply to Col.
Roberts' request that the reefs
and rocks at the Carrsville shore
line be removed, is so characteristic
of Ollie James' promptness
that we copy his reply as follows:
House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 8, 1913.
Dear Cojonel:
I am in receipt of your letter
of recent date and I shall bring
the matter to the attention of
the War Department and see if
some relief cannot be given to
our part of the river.
Assuring you of my kindest
regards, I am,
very truly your friend,
Ollie M. James.
The splendid solution of the
ten questions given in the
Rt-cord-Press a few weeks since,
by a young lady of the Marion
,High School, certainly shows a
wide range of instruction in that
celebrated institution of learning.
If it is not too bizarre a question,
wont some one of the students
find out and advise the
Press of what service to the
southern people are "chiggers"
other than to cause the
to say thin'gs not of a religious
nature and to keep his
finger-nails moving.
: DEATHS. :
Tho infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Car
son Franklin diod Sunday and was
buried Monday at Union, Rov. M. E.
Milller conducted services at tho house
and Rev. T. C.Carter at j . the grave.
till Hill m l a
ane ucue ono suuerea wicn tuberculosis.
Walter Fowler and wife lost their
baby this week, it having died of
pneumonia. Its remains were.
buried aq jSYeedom; , .Rev. W. X. Oak
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YEAR POOL
Reports Received Friday Night Indicate
50 per cent favor long
contract. Sentiment Strong
for Bank. Several Fail
'i o Sign Waiting for
Action of Bank.
If the action of several school
house meetings of tobacco grow
lers of Henderson county Friday
night can be taken as a criterion
of what was done over the entire
,'five counties embraced in the
Stemming District Tobacco Association,
the five year pool was
almost unanimously endorsed
and nearly every person at the
meetings signed their crops with
the association for this number
of years.
ALMOST SOLID
At Hebbardsville 50 o.it of 52
persons present pooled their crops
for five years: at Smith Mills 28
out of 35 signed up, and at Geneva
every grower at the meeting
nineteen in all, pooWl their
I crop for half a decade. Another
meeting will be held at
va todav whtn those present last
night will try to get every grower
in -he section to pool for the
longer term.
The seven growers at the
Smith Mills meeting who failed
to sign up are in favor of the
five-year pool, it is said, but decided
not to pool at present, preferring
to see what action would
be taken toward the establishment
of a farmers' bank to finance
the move.
POOL STRONGLY INDORSED.
At the meetings held Wednesday
afternoon in the magisterial
districts of every county, the
five-year pool was strongly endorsed
in the resolutions and for
this reason many meetings last
night were not as largely attended,
probably, as they would have
been had not the sentiment been
previously expressed. The meetings,
last night, however, were
held for the more direct purpose
of securing the signatures to the
five-year pool contract, thereby
starting off the canvass for mem
bers with hundreds of names already
enrolled.
HIGH WATER DRAWBACK
'I believe I am safe in predicting
that 90 per cent of the
growers present at the meetings
last night, signed up for five
years," said James N. Banks
last night. Mr. Banks expects
to receive reports from nearly all
of the meetings today. He was
afraid that the high water together
with the magisterial
meetings Wednesday at which
the five-year pool was endorsed,
might cut down the attendance
Friday night.
The association already has
men in the field canvassing for
the five-year pool.
Rev. Andres Accepts
Call to Frankfort.
Rev. Ben Andres formerly of
Hendorson, but who has been
pastor of the Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Presbyterian church for several
years, has accepted a call to
Frankfort, Ky., and will move
hiB family to Frankfort after
March first
His many friends in Henderson
will be delighted to learn
that he has (been called back to
Jiis native s :ate. The Frankfort
Preebyteriai church is one of
the largest n the capital city,
WELLS IS HELD
. WITHOUT
To Answer Foi Longnecker Murder.
AH Day and Half.night
Session o: Coin I at Smith-,
lane'. The
ers Testify, Turn
State's Evidence.
imiih'and, Ky., Jan. 16.
James Wells, charged with the
brutal of Frank Longnecker,
a Cincinnati fur-buyer,
on Christmas Eve night, on an
island just above here, was held
to the Livingston county grand
jury without bond tonight at '10
o'clock, following preliminary
trial which began at 9 o'clock
this morning. Pearl Wells, alias
Pearl Hughes,-who was arrested
sviEh Wells, was held under a
$500 bond charged with being
an accessary after the fact.
Frank Meisbeiger and Bessie
Ructman, alias Meisberger, will
be placed on trial tomorrow morning.
They an charged jointly
with being implicated in the
murder also.
vVhat tomorrow's development
may bring forth is probfemat
ical. Toda Meisberger and the
Ructman woman held to their
original confession, and though
many attempts were made to
make them contradict previous
statements by counsel for the
defense under
f!5n, ali pere futile. That Wells
will be convicted is the general
opinion of those who heard the
evidence. The stories told by
Meisberger and Bessie Ructman
were corroborated by witnesses
for the prosecution, whose evidence
was circumstantial. There
were about fifteen witnesses to
testify for the prosecution, R
A. Ledbetter, W. O. Spier, Chas.
Rose and John Haphron, of
were introduced to
tell of their having seen Longnecker,
Wells, and Meisberger
together in Elizabethtown, 111.,
the day previous to the murder.
A. O. Williams, Sam Clark, M.
Brown and Jess Banbaber, of
Golconda, 111., were also
for the prosecution.
Coroner W. H. Johnson testi
fied as to the marks of violence
on Longnecker's body, while
Cecil Thompson and Will Bost,
who discovered the body on the
island, also testified as to those
circumstances. J. A. Curd, foreman
of the coroner's jury, and
Matt Trail and Ed Kersey, of
Livingston county, were additional
witnesses.
Ed Cunningham and another
shanty-boater, who are wintering
at Paducah, testified as to
Wells being with Longnecker,
and also of the Meisbergers' and
Welles' arrival in Paducah
Christmas Day.
Edward Rose, another man
who spends his time on the river
swore that the dog found in the
possession of Wells was the dog
which belonged to Longnecker.
Sheriff R. Foster and Perry Me-loan,
a newspaper man, were introduced
and told what they
found on the shantyboats Wells
and Meisberger were living on
in Paducah.
RUCTMAN WOMAN TELLS STORY
In her statements to the court,
Bessie Ructman, alias Bessie
Meisberger, the woman whose
confession first startled all
Smithland and Western Kentucky,
told what she said was everything
she knew of the murder
of Longnecker.
She said her home was in
Meisberger and together they
came down the river in a gasoline
launch to Louisville. Ac
cording to her story, she and
lueisenoerger siayeu in
a few days, after which
they continued on their way
'down the Ohio until reaching Mt.
Vornon, met. They bought a
shanty-beat at Mt. Vernor,
shortly after which they met
J: mes Wells and the woman wi'h
whom he was living on a
Frank Longnecker was
w.th them.
The quartette spent the night
together at Mt. Vernon. The
ntxt morning they continued
their journey down the UhiO'
The conditions under which they
agreed to go down the river together
were that Longnecker
and Wei's would furnish the
gasoline for M'is3nvie"g,',r, who
agreed to tow the shanty-boats.
Elizabethtown, 111., was the
nxt stop made by the Welles,
Meisenbergers and Longnecker.
On the morning of December
23, the three men went up to a
flouring mill at Elizabethtown.
That afternoon Longnecker
vent up by himself and secured
some meal.
Early Christmas Eve morning,
with the gasoline and
the quintette again started
down the river. They parsed
GoLonda 111., just about sundown
on Christmas Eve tied up
on the Kentucky side of Rondeau
island About 7 o'clock, Wells
and Longnecker announced they
were going to take a little trip
by themselves. Wells secured a
revolver and a butcher-knife,
a hile Longnecker took a butcher-knife
and shot-gun.
"I asked Wells where they
were going and he told me they
were going ud the island a piece,"
said the Ructman woman on the
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THE MUSICAL FAVORITE:!.
The .Musical I'm onto, anoihi'i nam
beron thin entir.e. tor ver
mitlllty nave few H(u:il I'lu'.v will
play on the saxaphone. xylophone, piano,
violin, cello, three lmnin and
three mandolins, while Arthur Love
still further varies the program with
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his poems nml readings. The oompanj
comprises four people -Arthur l.ove.,
Lena L. Love, George L McNetury ami
Nina McNemr.v. Mr I. me tor year
gave an entire .evening' entertainment
himself In vocal and liKrnmentuJ
and hunioFonx splpcrlmw many of
tbem helng bU own 'oiiipolU(iu
The Musical Favorites are to
appear on the Lyceum course of
the Marion City Schools, Thursday,
Jan. 30. This is not only a
high class musical organization,
but it is also a company of individual
entertainers. There is
such variety in their programs
that there is never a dull moment.
Regular Lyceum, pricai
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DECLAH
A1MJMEST
Annual Event to be Held at Audi-
toriuiij I" rid ay Night,
January 24:h.
The annual Declamatory contest
of the Marion High School,
will be held at the auditorium
Friday evening, ,lar. 24th, at 8
o'clock-. Five girls will compete
for the bfautiful gold medal,
given annually by Mr. E. J.
Hajward. The following program
will be carried out:
PROGRAM.
Processional "Beatrix."
Orchestra.
I The Dumb Savior,
Mamie Haynes.
II Kate Maloney,
Willie Stevenson.
Waltz "Ariadne."
Oi chestra.
III Mary's Night Ride,
Clara Hammack.
Schottische 'Gliding Feet"
Orchestra.
IV Cherokee Roses,
-Mary. Dollar.
V Helen Thamra,
Era Deboe.
Polka "Wheel of Fortune."
Orchestra.
Decision of Judges.
JESSE OLIVE SUCCESSFUL
CANDIDATE
Well Known Hardware Man Outdistanced
All Opponents.
In t he Democratic Primary
Election held here in Senator
Maxwell's office last Saturday to
decide which one of the eight
candidates would receive the endorsement
of Senator-elect
James and Congressman-elect
Barkley there was great interest
and a large vote polled, the total
of which was 454. It was an
ideal day and everything passed
off pleasantly. The well known
politician and hardware merchant
Mr. Jesse Olive was chosen, receiving
1C0 votes a plurality of
54 over J. W. Wilson his nearest
opponent who received 79 votes.
The votes of tho others were
as follows; J. G. Rochester 77;
G. C. Gray 75; M. O. Eskew 36:
W. E. Minnpr 30: P. C. Stephens
16. Mrs. G. E. Boston 8.
M arion Family in South' Christian
Guthrie, Ky. Jan. 20, 1913.
Editor Press.
Dear Marshall:
Enclosed find check for
$1.00 for another year's subscription
to your valuable paper.
You may change my address tag
from Guthrie to Pembroke, Ky.,
R. R. 1, and tell all my friends
in old Crittenden, should fate
ever brirg them to South Christian,
midway between Hopkins-ville,
Ky.,and Clarksville, Tenn
on the pike leading from Pembroke
to Claiksville they should
find a big white board painted
with flashy black letters, "Reed-land's
Farm" to open the big
red gate and come en to the
house where they will find corn
in the crib, hay in the mow and
sow side enough in larder to
stay the knawings of a hungry
man's appetite until he can do-better.
Lots of rain, streMM
high, wheat and teter field
looting very . .iwwpoctiuuy
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