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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY NOV. 27, 1912.
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A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
John N. Conover Loses His Barn,
.. Fourteen Head of Stock,
Corn, Wheat, Etc.
LOSS FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Last Sunday morning, aboufc 2
o'clock, the large stock barn, owned by
Mr. John X. Conover, who lives a
short distance from Columbia, was
consumbed by fire. There were four
teen head of mules and horses, one
cow and one hog, corn, wheat, hay,
one buggy, farming impldments burn
ed. The loss is estimated to be about
four thousand dollars, no insurance.
The fire was first discovered by Mr.
Conover, but it was in such headway
the barn could not be reached to turn
out the stock.
This fire should be a warning to
persons who do not carry insurance.
Don't Let the Light of Your Life
Don't let the light of your life go out
Though the flame seems burning low,
.rust trim up the wick and add more
And brighter the light will glow.
Don't let the light of your life go out
When dark clouds obscure the sun,
They sono will lift and reveal the rift
Or will pass off one by one.
Don't let the light of your life go out
Though afflictions do arise:
There's never a pain that hides no
For the man who only tries.
Don't let the light of your life go out
With its song a minor strain,
Jog it along and the major tone
Will blend with the music again.
Don't let the light of your life go out:
There's never a cup of rue
So bitter to sup but in the cup
Is a measure of sweetness too.
Don't let the light of your life go out
When the tempests do arise.
Just trim up 'the wick and add more
There's a way for the man who tries.
Robert Lee Campbell.
The Largest Log Known here.
The largest log that ever went out
of Adair county was hauled to Camp
bellsville last week by J. N. Atwell,
Vester Deal and John Young. The
tree was cut on a farm owned by one
of the Tupman boys, lying on Green
river. The cut hauled weighed 2i,0S:.
pounds and contained 22.02S feet of
lumber. It was hauled by twelve
horsas, hooked to an old Hickory wa
gon bought by Mr. Atwell from the
-Buclmnan Lyon Company. Campbells
ville. The cut belonged to Mr. Whit
ney, the well-known lumber man.
The ream and its load was a great at
traction, as it entered Campbellsville
and aiso to many people wiiile en
Popular Vote by States.
Wilson Roosevelt Taft.
Alabama 08.500 16,000 8,350
Arizona 16,405 11,335 4,755
Arkanses 92,200 37,550 30.400
California 332,045 332,345 3,085
Colorado 105,000 78,000 75,000
Connecticut 73,601 33,440 07,258
Delaware 21,000 13,000 12,000
Florida 3S,000 7,000 8,000
Georgia 102,405 28,752 9,970
Idaho 28,000 38,000 43.000
Illinois 400,387 451,381 266,120
IndiOna 232000 145,000 132,000
Iowa 231,S55 210,831 155,748
Kansas 115.000 103,000 00,000
Kentucky 191,467 93,030 93,13S
Louisiana 60,000 13,750 4,000
Maine 50,946 48,3S7 2G,504
Maryland 112,122 57,079 54,043
Massachusetts 170,995 140,152 133,255
Michigan '210,099 250,000 190,000
Minnesota 99,375 118,805 01,894
Mississippi 05,000 5,000 3,000
Missouri 351,938 145.2SS 215,986
Montana 41,920 22,610 27,700
Nebraska 109,000 7,400 58,000
Nevada 8,854 0,112 3,705
K. Hampshire 34,804 19,812 33,105
New Jersey 168,000 133,00j 110,000
New Mexico 27,000 22,000 15,000
New York 048,060 381,500 477,274
N. Carolina 150,000 50,000 35,000
North Dakota 35,000 27,500 25,000
Ohio 446,700 253,564 312,600
Oklahoma 120,000 90,000
Oregon 24,480 22,020 22,490
Pennsylvania 407,447 443, 70S 315,145
Rhode Island 30,299 16,488 27,755
S. Carolina 00,000 1,200 3,000
South Dakota 55,000 00,000
Tennessee 121,000 78,500 58,000
Texas 220,000 47,500 35,000
Utah 35,000 13,000 40,000
Vermont 15,397 22,323 23,247
Virginia 78,681 18,070 21,131
Washington 94,130 120,205 75,145
W. Virginia 111,849 72,945 55,114
Wisconsin 213,500 35,000 173,500
Wyoming 10,200 3,000 16,000
Totals 0,510,829 4,270,892 3,731,0S9
Debs, Socialist presidential nomi
nee, received 748,083 votes, and Cha
fin, Prohibitionist nominee, received
282,321 votes in the whole country.
Wilson's vote in the electoral col
lege is 413: Roosevelt 90, and Taft S.
Since putting the above in type,
California, has dropped in the Wilson
Whereas, in the death of our sister,
Mrs. Sallie Reed, the Aid Society of
the Christian Church, has lost a faith
Whereas: The church has lost a
loyal devoted member, who was always
in her place at the prayer-meetings
and all church services, whenever able
to attend such services.
Whereas: ITer family has given up
a loving wife, mother, daugher and
aister, in which relations she was faith
ful until death.
Be it resolved, that the Aid Society
recognize her faithfulness and readi
ness to answer the call to enter eterni
ty, because of preparation she had
made in health and strenght for such
a moment; having lived an earnest
christian life in her daily atrairs.
Be it also resolved: That while we
miss her in our gatherings of the
society and the services of God's i
house, we sorrow not as those who i
have no hope and in love we bow unto j
the Heavenly Father, who has taken!
her to Himself, who doeth all things'
ii. t .1... mi Ill l !
wen; iiuu uiiiu we buy xny win uv
Be it furthea resolved; That we
extend to her bereaved family our
sincerest sympathy artel point them,
for comfort and hope, to her God and
Father and Savior, the Lord Jesus
Resolved: That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the
minutes of the book of records of the
society; a copy be given the bereaved
family and a copy be published in the
Adair County News.
Mrs J. Mont gomery
Mrs. B. E. Rowe
Mrs. Z. T. Williams
The Honor Roll for the first grade
did not appear in list for second school
month. For this reason some names
will appear twice.
Mary Bell. v
Elmer Moss. .
The Greensburg Loose Leaf Market.
No Fees for Sheriffs From School
Russell County Death.
Mr. Joseph W. Jackman, who was
sevonty-eight years old, died at his
Htte home, near Creelsboro, last Thurs
day. He had been afllicted with drop
sy for sometime. A few days before
his death he walked to his barn, and
while there he made a misstep and
fell, which hastened his death.
He was buried Friday at the Jack
mau graveyard, near Denmark.
This paper understands, from en-1
ijuiij, liii.il many Muuma 111 lu.ui.
county use only from seventy-five to
one hundred pounds of fertilizer to
the acre for corn. A few nights ago
we overheard some farmers, at the
nancock Hotel, who live in Western
Kentucky, diactiasing corn growing
telling how many barrels were grown,
to the acre in their section, which was
fully double the yield here. "How is J
it done?'' some one asked. "By using j
fertilizers.' Our farmers in Western '
r Kentucky use two hundred pounds to '
the acre, and if it was done4iere you ,
Suit probably will be instituted
against county Sheriffs who have
been taking 'fees out o'f school taxes
collected by them. Inspectors have
roported to the Department of Educa
tion that this practice is not uncom
mon and Superintendent Barksdale
llamlett believes several thousands of
dollars can be recovered for the use of
the State school fund. The sherilT is
entitled to 10 per cent, of the first
$.3,000 lie collects and 1 per cent.of Che i Falls
balance; but the Court of Appeals has J
hel d that none of this may come oil"
the school tax, which must be turned I
in intact, and the Sheriff must take '
his fee out of the county 'funds. It is ,
reported that in some counties the i
! school fund is being made the "goaf" ;
and the Sheriffs are taking all of the;
first 10 per cent, out of it, the county I
fund nrotitinsr thereby.
, i Tearing
A great many farmers of Adair
county are interested in the Loose
Leaf Tobacco House which has been
established at Greensburg, and which
had its first public sale Thursday of
last week. There were buyers present
from Louisville and from other .points
in Kentucky, and during the day the
, house presented a lively scene, bidd
ing being spirited. There were
buyers for every geade of tobacco,
hence there is no doubt but there will
be demand for every quality of the
weed shipped to thisiouse.
' Adair, Russell, Taylor, Larue, Met
calfe and Green counties were all rep
resented at the sale, and about 75,000
pounds of tobacco were sold at prices
ranging from $3.40 to $10.75.
This sale demonstrates that at all
future Sales there will be a full corps
of buyers, including the American
Tobbacco Comuany, exporters, differ
ent manufactures and SDeculators.
It was freely admitted by tobacco men
from Louisville that the Greensburg
market was fully up to that of the
City; there was no shipping
- Rex Holladay.
The Ladies Missionary Society of
the Methodist church will serve re
freshments, consisting of cakes, pies,
hot chocolate, home made candy etc.,
at Mr. Geo. E. Wilson's store next
Saturday, beginning at 9 o'clock and
continuing through the day.
James Griffin Dead.
Tho subject of this nitice lived near
the Monument, on the Campbellsville
pike, and in Taylor county. The aid
came to his earthly career last Wed
nesday night, ne was eighty-odd
years old. and from a youth up had
been a good citizen, respected by all
The funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon in the presence of
He was well known to a great many
Adair county people.
Mr. J. N. Coffey, County Road En
gineer, has just returned from Ca
sey's Creek and Pclleyton. His object
in visiting these localities was to look
after the public road conditions.
Starting from Columbia he found the
road only passible until lie reached tho
section over which Mr. Hardin Cun
diff is the Overseer. Mr. Coffey states
that Mr. Cundiff has the road .under
his charge in fine "shape. The next
section of road after leaving Mr. Cun
diff took him to the Plum Point,
Bridge, and is in fairly good condition,
but not so well worked and looked af
ter as that under Mr. Cundiff.
After crossing the Watson Bridge,
he found a section of road in very bad
condition. Tiie overseer, does not!
know who he is, seems to have
resting on his hoe.
The next piece of road was that un
der charge of Mr. Tom McDcrmont.
He found this piece in fine condition,
the overseer evidently being interest- j
ed in bettering the condition of our
Leaving Mr. McDermout he went to j
Pellyton via Dunbar hill. On this
hill the county spent five hundred
dollars, but since that expenditure it
has been neglected. There are wash-
outs, making it almost impassable, j
xnere is a section oi roau in tins im
mediate locality that seems to have
been overlooked entirely by the qver
seer. Leaving this locality he went to
Pellyton, and en route round the best
piece of road in the county, showing
that the overseer is enterprising. At
Pellyton he found every body deeply
interested in road building, and ready
to do their part. On this side of the
river, Little Cake precinct? he found
the road under charge of Josh Beard,
in good shape. The road under Jim
McQueary he found in excellent con
dition, showing Mr. McQueary to be
an intelligent workera man who un
derstands Iioav to use tools and to sse
that they are used by men in his jur
He does not know who the overseer
is on" the next section, on his return
Report of Town Treasurer.
Report of Jno. W. Flowers,Treaser
er of the Town of Columbia, ot
amount of funis on hand and belong--
ing to said town and amounts received,
and paid out ipon orders issued by
Board of Trustees of said town, from
April 1st, 1912, b Oct. 1, 1912.
April 1, Light fo March S 75 82
April 1, Work m assessors
book J. G. Eubank LOG
April l, L.C. Winfrey type
writing 9 pages ordinances' 90t-
April I, Geo. Cofia?, .salary for
March and taonev mid
i work 45
! April l, J.Will Walter -" loads
April 1. TO K. (r.SllVv 71. lnirl
beon of rock, cleaning n and
' 2 loads dirts
May G, to Junius Picfcitt.work
on culvert leadingto 1. W.
May (J, To Geo. Coffey .eriees
month of April audmoney
paid out for work
May e, To J.G. Eubank prepar
ing tax receipt booc for
May, G, To Columbia Ligiting
Co. Lights April
May G, To J. W. Walktc for .
June 3, To Geo. Coffey servce
as Marshal for May
June 4, Columbia Lightnng
June 3, E. G. hav 4t loals
June 24,Ref und of lus. Licerie
to T. A. Murrell twi3
paid by mistake
July 1, Sam Lewis OS loads- o(
July 1, J. G. Eubank service
clerk 6 months
J uly 1, W. n. Wilson 79 loads
JnJy 1, L. C. Winfrey services
asatty. 6 months
( July 1, Lights for June
j July 1. Alex Chewning 70 loads .
July 1, Geo. Coffey services as
to oiumoia, out ne carefully survey-1 marshal for June
ed it, and is of the opinion that the 1 Aug. 5, Geo. Coffev servicer as
overseer is a close relative to Rip Van
marshal for July and mon
ey paid for work
Aug. 5, Lights for July
Aug. ." W. T. Price fee in case
town of Columbia adsS.D.
who attended the saie
and who were in Greensburg was esti
mated at three thousand. !
The sales will again open as soon as
there is a general season for stnpp
ing and handling.
A Good Farm for Sale.
All parties owing me accounts
kindly call and settle early as possible,
as 1 have some important obligations
to meet on the first of December.
Dr. Woodruff .1. Flower.
iMrs. Alace Jackman Bead.
Mrs. Alice Jackman. .widpw of the
the late Dr. II. C. Jackman, died in
an infirmary at Shelbyville, Tnd., last
Monday. The remains were expected
here last night, en route for her home,
Creelsboro. . Fhe deceased was a
fMggged Train With Shirt
his shirt from his back an
I Ohio man flagged a train and saved in
from a wreck, but II. T.Alston, Ra
' leigh, X. C, once prevented a wreck
with Electric Bitters. "I was in a
4(jrrible plight when I began to use
them," he writes, "my stomach, head
uaok and kidneys were all badly affect
ed and my liver was in bad condition
but lour bottles of Electric Bitters
made me feel like a new man." A
triahwill convince you of their match
less ineuit for any stomach, liver Or
kidney tronble. Price r0 cents at
Paull Drug Co.
i will on Monday, the 2nd day of
I December, 1912, at the premises, sell
j at public sale, to the best and highest
' bidder, the land of the late B. E.
' Philpott, which lies in Washes Eot
i torn on Cumberland river in Cumber-
laiuLcounty, Ky., consisting of about
2oo acres of river bottom land in cul
tivationis vell watered and well
adapted to grain, grass and stock
raising, also about 315 acres of timber
land. Terms one-half "cash and bal
ance in one year. Any one wishing
more information will call on or
write, J. 1. Philpott, Executor.
A rat, Ky.
daughter of Berryman Holt, deceased,
and was a first cousin of Mis. J. !'.
Montgomery, this place, Mrs. Jack
man liad been in the sanitarium about
one week before the end came.
Winkle, who it will be remembered,
slept for twenty years, finding upon
awaking, that his house and other
effects had tumbled down.
From Huberts store to the Green
River Bridge the road is almost im- Aug. s, W. II. Wilsou, plowing
passable. A little work would do in- and scraping on street
calculable good here, and the overseer Aug. 5. Geo. Coffev, salary as
should wake up. , marshal for August
Mr. Coffey's conclusion is this: He Aug. .1, W. II. Wilson Imuling
lounu wnere tne overseers were inter- 22 loads gravel
ested in bettering the condition of ! Sept. 4, Lights for August
the highways, men who understand J Sent. 2, Jim Snoars lKiulintf
roau uuiiumg, (inciting, etc., good
travel is the result. Where the roads
have been neglected, they were almost
impassable. He further states that
tl.e trip to the upper end of the -coun- J April .1, Balance on hand
oy iias couvinceu mm tnat tne people May 21, Cash Lfcfmse for India
can have good roads if they want Herbs
them. Good roads enhance the value -June 27, Check Rent by J. K
of homes, heuce every farmer in Adair j Hindman
county should become interested and j Aug. 6, Check by Geo Cotfay
lend Mr. Coffey every assistance possi-, Sept. s. Chock by Gso. ColTor
gravel, plowing ate
a great difference in the
Miss Ethel Jackman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackman, former
residents of Columbia, was recently
married near Tampa, Fla., to F. G.
Sanford. Th9 paper from which this
notice is made states that both the
bride and groom are popular young
people of Tampa.
safe. Will exchange her for pork
will sell. ' Paul Crenshaw,
Prof. Moss informs the Xews that
the attendance at the Lindsey-Wilson
this year has been very gratifying.and
that the management
pupils by the scote after Christmas.
Arrangements have been made to take
care of all who, desire to board at
the dormotories, and there will be
teachers sufficient to keep all the pupils
busy with their books. The health
of theschool has been unusually good.
Mr Geo. E. Wilson, who was
Louisvilielast week, brings a favorable
report concering the condition of Mr.
L. E Young, the Jeweler of this place
who underwent an operation at St.
Josephs' Infirmary two weeks ago.
! Mr. Wilson called to see Mr. Young, of the
finding him very cheerful did not! young
seem to be suffering in the least. The
ciifi-cnnn ioin nnirn l-arl cfnfnc thnh tit
is assured of L?"' "' ' '"" J1 r"' tn ...:,""
u. itsw luuuitiis mi. j.uuijlj win imvu
proper use of Ids limbs, and will walk
straight. This will be gratifying
news to j Mr Young's relatives and
friends in Adair county.
Our readers will 'remember that last
week we published an item telling
how Miss Glads Myers, of Greens-
I burg, Pa., had accidentally shot, and
j killed her mother, supposing her to be
in a robber. The young lady and her
mother were en route to a city to pur
chase, the former's wedding outfit, and
the mother was killed just as she was
getting into the berth occupied by
the daughter Since the publication
sad accident we learn that the
ladies a lllanced is a nephew of
Rev J.NR. Crawford, of this place.
Is your husband cross? An irrita
ble, fault finding disposition is often
Inatn q A tonrrlarad cfrrnnirli A man
e a three year old mare, blem.jw digesUols nearly always
vorks and drives well, perfectly i . , ,fa . rnK ' .'
jJUUU liaUUlCU. tt- IBUV iuiuij uu.o
been permanently cured of stomach
trouble by taking Chamberlain's
Tablets. For sale by PauU-DrugCo.
Bargain in Millinery.
My immense stock of ladies and
childrens hats must go by Dec. 25, re
gardless of cost. 1 am prepared to
give you the greatest bargains ever of
fered in millinery. Call and be con
vinced Mrs. Geo. Staples.
Oct. 1, Account overdrawn
' Examined and Approved.
tract of timber on
was this week bought by Lawrence
Bros., of Tompkinsville. Tlve price
was not. made known. This is said to
be one of the most valuable bodies of
fine timber in the section. The pur
chasers are already erecting a large
mill on the tract and will begin put
ting the timber on the market at an
early date- El.y Mitchell, of tlfisi
place, has bought aline body of timber '
from the Turk Bros., of Metcalfe conn-1
ty, and will market it.
Primary elections to select postmas
ters is growing in favor. One has
' been called for Marion, Crettanden
I county, to be held in January. Mar
! ion is Ollie James' home and it was afc
famous Newman ' ,u3 suggestion the call was made. In
East Fork Creok ' evely town in Kentucky, where there
is tiKeiy to ne a not concesr, a. pri
mary, would be the most satisfactory
way to make the selection. It would
give all Democrats in the jurisdiction
of the post-offce an opportunity to say
who they wanted, and when over
there would b io room for kicking
and it would also relieve the Congress
A few days ago, friends and neigh
bors of Mr. I. C. Thomas, Font Hill,
gathered and gave him a birthday
dinner, it being his seventieth birth
day. The occasion was highly en
joyable. His friends trust that he
may live to see many more birthdays.
Next Monday will be county,! court,
the last for 1912.
Miss Mabel Atkins entertained a
party of young people last Friday
night, in honor of Miss Laura Hotf
lard, of Gussellville, and Miss Molhe
Flowets,- Gradvville. Refreshments
' were served and a most enjoyable j
i evening spent. ,
We are requested by the postmaster
at this place, Mr. W. A. Coffey, to
state that tlere has been no change in
the arrival and departure of mails be
tween Columbia and Campbellsville.
If the mail should arrive earlier than
the schedule time it will be promptly
opened. ' ,
The members of the girls' literary j
societies of the Lindsaj'-Wilson Train- i
ing School entertained in the dining
hall of the dormitory Friday evening
with a "Tacky party." The hall was
beautifully decorated with orange and
white and many evergreens and the
effect was very artistic but the costumes-were
'.killing.'4. A delightful
salad course was served and the even
ing was made delightful with music
and interesting contests.
My farm of 121 acres, good land, 1
mJUeWest of Gadberry on Pettit's
Fork. For particulars address,
1.. J. Gabbert,,
Jmo1-; Gadberry Ivy.
Died Near Cane Valley.
Mrs. Rosie Van Hoy. the wife of
Mr. Ed Van Hoy, died near Cane A'al
ley last Saturday morning. She "was
about twenty-eight years old, and was
a daughter of Mr. Ed Squires, who
died many years ago. Hej. mother,
who was Miss Ellen Murrell, is also
dead. She was a young woman who
had many friends in the neighbor
hood. Her illness was of long dura
tion, being afflicted with
Rev. J. R. Crawford will preaah ab
the Presbyterian church next SunoSj
night. He will also- Teach thfc
Thanksgiving sermon at b'uion Thurso
day 6f this week.