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COLUMBIA. ADAIR COUNTY. KENTUCKY. WEDNESDAY DEC. 25, 1912.
The Closing Year.
0 L BJ 1 AVvI 11 hJ
Miss Tabitha Richardson, of Tomp
kinsville, and Mr. Tim B. Crav
ens, this Place, to be
THURSDAY FORENOON, THIS WEEK.
Miss Eliza Vaughan, of Glenville,
and Mr. W. H. Sandusky to
. Wed on Christmas Eve.
WILL RESIDE IN COLUMBIA.
Thursday forenoon, the 2Gth inst.,
Miss Tabitha Richardson, the popular
aud highly connected daughter of Dr.
and Mrs. W. K. Richardson, of Tomp
kinsville, will be married to Mr. Tim
B. Cravens, the oldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Cravens, this city. The cer
emony will be performed by the young
lady's pastor, who has charge of the
Christian Church, Tompkinsville,.
Immediately after the ceremony the
couple will leave the bride's old home
for Columbia, accompanied by Mr.
Edwin Cravens, brother of -the groom,
where they will be 'happily received
by the groom's parents and friends
who will gather to give them the glad
In token of the high esteem in
which this couple is held, they will re
ceive many useful and valuable pres
ents. Mr. Cravens is an active, popular
.young man and for several years he
has been engaged in the insurance
business, his office being in the South
corner of the public square. He is al
so Court Stenographer for this the
.29th Judicial district. He has many
warm, personal friends, all of whom
wish him that happiness that is sure
to be made by a loving companion.'
Christmas Eve Miss Eliza Vaughan,
the estimable daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. V. Vaughan, Glenville, will
be married to Mr. W. H. Sandusky, a
popularbusiness man of this place.
The ceremony will be performed by
Eld. Z. T. Williams at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, the rites to be solemnized
at the home of the minister, this
The intended bride is very popular
in the neighborhood where slle was
reared, and it will be hard for the
young people to part from her.
The groom is a very successful
young business man, and for several
years has been operating, in connec
tion with his brothers, a planing mill
in Columbia, ne has many friends
nil of whom wish him and his young
bride all the joy that comes to loving
Mr. Sandusky has a very nice cottage
well furnished on the street leading to
the Fair Grounds, and after he and
his bride return from a visit to rela
tives in Greensburg they will be ready
to receive their friends in their own
home. In testimony of the popular
ity of this couple presents were num
erous. Quite a Surprise.
Last Friday night Mr. and Mrs. Will
J. Sapp met Miss Fannie Huddleston
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hud
dleston in a Held about 100 yards from
her home and drove to Campbellsville
where Mr. J. T. Gowdy had his new
Studibaker ready to make the intend
ed trip, leaving Campbellsville 9:10 ar
riving in Lebanon one hour and ten
minutes later where, they met Mr. W.
M. Sherrill , Miss Huddlestons groom
Then they started on the cold (57 mile
run to Louisville, arriving in Lonis
ville in about four hours from time
they left Campbellsville. They took a
car to Jeffersonville where they were
married by Oscar L. Hay, Magistrate
Miss Huddleston is one of Taylor Co ,
most popular young ladies and loved
by all who know her. Mr Sherili, is
one of Springfields most successful
The two couples and Mr. Gowdy
stcftd until Sunday morning in Louis
ville then back to Springfield, where
they found a fine Washington Co ,
Turkey awaiting for them at Mr-jaud
Mrs. N. Wagoners. After dinner.Mr.
Gowdy, Mr. Sapp and wife, returned
natcher, Ky. X
I keep on hands a full stock of
coffins and caskets, also robes; 2
hearses. Prompt service night or. day.
45-lyr J. F. Triptett,
-, Columbia, Ky.'
Before closing for the holidays on
Friday December 20th, the people of
this beautiful town were enjoyably
entertained at the Lindsey-Wilson
Training School by the pupils of the
music and expression classes.
The first of the series of recitals was
Friday afternoon of last week given by
the junior .members of both the above
It is nob within our power to do
justice to each participant of the mu
sic department, as each and every one
seemed to reach the height of perfec
tion, and showed both talent and
training of superior order.
The expression pupils dlso measured
up to the high expectation of teach
er and audience, and each reader was
encored repeatedly by the audience.
The vocal numbers by Miss Myrtle
Sageser were rendered faultlessly, and
much enjoyed by all who were fort
unate enough to hear her.
The following Tuesday was a musical
recital given by the advanced pupils
of Miss Crockett's class, and it was
voted by all present to be one of the
very best of that nature ever giyen
Miss Crockett is a lady of rare music
al talent, and has a most pleasing way
of imparting her knowledge to her pu
pils, and the members of her present
class are advancing rapidly as was
plainly showed Tuesday evening.
, On Wednesday evening the pupils of
the expression department under the
direction of Miss Shannon entertain
ed a large audience with two very in
teresting and high class plays.
The first on the program was the
bright, catchy little play entitled, "A
Box of Monkeys." and was charmingly
presented by Misses Elizabeth Lane,
the "admirer of. rank," Leontine
Leachmau, the typical American girl,
Ollie Crockett, the English girl who
desired to know "slang", and Messrs.
William Hudson, the wealthy Amer
ican boy disguised as a butler and
Will Diddle, his partner.
The other play on the program was
"The Elopement of Ellen," and was
faultlessly given by Miss Mabel Hind
man and Layton Barnes as the young
married ctuple of two weeks who still
remembered that "they had been
young,"Mollie Flowers and Adair
Hodges, whose true love for each oth
er did not run smoothly," Nathaniel
absent minded minister
and Arvest Hill who
eloped with El
len, Miss Myrtle Sageser.
In short the recitals as a whole
were of the very best quality, and
botli teachers and pupils are to be con
gratulated. New Law Firm.
Several weeks ago this paper an
nounced that Mr Rollin nurt, of this
place and Mr. Lilburn Phelps, of
Jamestown, had agreed upon a part
nership, and that the former would
become a citizen of Columbia lie
arrived one afternnon last week and
at once the firm business started. Mr.
Phelps has been a practioner for more
than fifteen years and has been quite
sucessful. nis ability, as a lawyer, is
better known in JRussell and Casey
counties where he has practiced prin
cipally. Combined with his law at
tainments, is gentlemanly and courte
ous manners a gift of making friends
and holding them.
Mr. Hurt is one of the best known
men in this part, of the State. He
has been one of the leading attorneys
of the Columbia bar for many years,
and has also enjoyed a tine practice in
the adjoining counties As to his
qualifications, comment is unneces
sary. The office of the firm will be in Mr.
Hurt's present apartments, south
corner public square.
California Woman Seriously Alarmed
'A short time ago I contracted a
evere cold which settled on my lungs
and caused me a great deal of annoy
ance. I would have bad coughing
spells and my lungs were so sore and
inflamed I began to be seriously alarm
ed. A friend reccommeniifid Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy say in she had
used it for years. bought a bottle
and it relieved m v cough the flisb
night, and in a ween. I was rid of the
cold and soreness of my lungs, writes
Miss "Marie Geber, Sawtelle, Cal For
sale by Paul I Drug Co.
All Master Masons, members .of
Columbia Lodge, No. 96, are request
ed to be at the hall' next Friday night
at 7:30. It will be the .night to elect
officers, no member , should absent
himself' unless sicklies -prevents his
attendance. , " ' ; v ...u
"For Christmasupplies, go td Ne
& Taylor. They have a large stock
of candies, toys, etc Prices close.'
Death of An Estimable Lady.
Last Wednesday night at Edmonton,
Ky., Mrs. Ella Beauchamp, who was
the beloved wife of Mr. '. A. Beau
champ, peacefully passed beyond the
She was born and reared a few miles
from Columbia and was a daughter of
Judge Richard T. and Matilda Gar
nett, who preceeded her to the grave
many years ago. One brother, Mr. H.
B. Garnett, of this place, two sisters,
Mrs. J. C. Dohoney, whose home is
near Columbia, and Mrs. Cassius Tay
lor, of California, are living.
Mrs. Beauchamp was a lady who
possesed-many noble traits of charac
ter, and since early girlhood was a
zealous member of the Methodist
Chuch. taking a great interest in re
As soon as the news of her illness
reached this place, her brother, M,r.
H. B. Garnett, and sister, Mrs. J. C.
Dohoney, left to be at her bedside,
reaching their destination in time to
see her alive.
This death has cast a gloom over
Edmonton, every body being in sym
pathy with the sorrowing husband and
The funeral services were largely,
attended and the interment was in
the Edmonton cemetery.
The News extends its condolence to
all relatives who have been made sad
by the passing of this excellent. Christ
ian woman, a devoted wife, a loving
mother and affectionate sister.
Death of An Old Lady.
Mrs. Dianah Johnston, who was a
highly respected old lady of this
count', died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Rufus Price, Monday
afternoon December 16th, at 5 o.clock.
She was eighty-five years old; was
born aud reared near Xebanon, Ky.,
her maiden name being Dianah Logan.
She was married to Jas. L. Johnstoiff
who was a prominent citizen cf this
count, at the age of sixteen. Com
ing to Adair she took up her residence
in the dwelling where she died and
lived there constantly for sjxty- nine
Early in life she confessed Mier Sav
ior, united with the Christian Church
and was a zealous member until the
She is survived by four daughters
Mrs. Robert Conover, Mrs. Rufus
Price. Mrs. R. E. Tandy, of Adair
county, and Mrs. H. K. Robertson, of
Elida, New Mexico.
The funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon, a large circle of
relatives and friends being present.
The passing of Mrs. Johnston re
moves the oldest resident of the Bliss
The following pledge has just come
into our hands. As it is timely, we
give it to our readers: "I will be brave
enough to give only where love and
sympathy and helpfulness make giving
worthwhile I will not turn Christ
mas day into a day of barter and ex
change. I wilt make.those whom I
Love and who love me ha.ppy, and
bring joy, as far as I am able.to those
who otherwise would have no joy
to the poor, the lonely, the ill, the old,
the friendless and rhe helpless."
crot. k. uarnett liraves, an ex-
perianced and very successful teacher,
is ;ir the head of the Normal Depart
inent of the Russell Creek Baptist
Academy, Campbellsville, Ky. He is
devoting his entire time to this de
partment and is thorough in his work.
Students who are given a diploma
from this department have no trouble
in securing schools Board and tui
tion very reasonable. For perticulars
write to Prof. Rt Garnett Graves,
Campbellsville, Ky, The next term
will began January 1, 1913.
New Nickel to Appear.
The new nickel, with an artistic In.
dian head en the face, will be in cir-i
culation, according to the expecta
tions of the Treasury Department, by
February 1. Secretary Mac Yeagh
has definitely accepted the new de
sign. Within a few days ay order will
be given the mints to begin making
the new coin .
A m: vr'ir vu svrn out
against T. I. Smith a few days ago.
He bonded and last Saturday the case
vyas set for trail. 'This case grew out J
of the trouble betweeu.Mr. Smith aud
Vester Murrell, mepttened of which
was made, in last w.seks "paper. .As we
write we Jearn that an effort is being'
made to compromise differences be
tween the two :men, and if accomp
lished, there will probably be no trial.
The year 1912 is fast coming to a
close,'and on next Wednesday we will
write at 1913..'
In the year that is passing many
happenings have taken place forwhich
we are thankful. The country general
ly has been in a prosperous condition,
the crops in the United States having
been bountiful no panic to disturb
business affairs, and locally speaking
barns are full of hay, cribs loaded
with corn and all other feed stuff in
abundance stored, the health of
Columbia and the county of Adair re
markably good. The deaths that have
occurred in the county in the past year
have been largely due to diseases in
cident to old age not an epidemic of
Our people being prosperous and
healthy, the county void of disturbing
elements of any character, with a
sufficency laid up to live upon during
the coming year, is certainly some
thing for which to be thankful.
Here is hoping that all the readers
of the News may spend a happy
Christmas, that old Santa Claus will
delight every child in the county, and
that prosperity will reign 'during the
To those who have stood steadfast
ly by theNews, giving the paper their
advertising matter and the job depart
ment their printing, we are truly
To those who have seen fit to pat
ronize foreign concerns, we have no
stones to throw.
Daring 1913 we will eudeavor to
make the News better than in any one
of the past years of its existence .
The latter part of last
one hundred and forty
returned at the October
Russell circuit court,
term of the
disappeared from the tile box which
was kept in the vault of the clerk's
office, Jamestown. Diligent search
has been made, but up to this writing
the documents have not been located.
The theft will be investigated at the
February term of the Russell circuit
court. There is perhaps a record of
all the indictments and notes of proof
in the hands of the Commonwealth
Attorney, and an effort will be made
to re-write them an the next term of
We hope this will beja sane week
that no one will get huit, and that,
John Barley Corn will be let severely
alone. It is a mistaken idea that pos
sesses the minds of young men that
whiskey brightens their ideas when
in fact it makes them dull, uninter
esting and often very ridiculous. Be
a man and keep sober. A drunkard
can do but one thing take another
drink, hence his sercices are not in
Columbia Lodge, No. 230, 1. O. O. F.
elected the following officers last!
Thursday night, to serve one year:
R. G. Reed, Noble Graud.
W. II. Sandusky, Vice Grand.
W R. Squires, Secretary.
S. H. Denney, Treasurer. The in
stallation will take place at the Jan
uary meeting. At that time tne No
ble Grand and Vice Grand will appoint
all the other officers.
A Card of Thanks.
We extend our heartfelt thanks
relatives and friends who assisted
during our father. Robert Willis' sick
ness. and after his death. Born Aug.,
20. 1856, died Dec, 12, 1012
Mr. Tim Russell, son of Mr. and.
Mrs A. K.'Russell, Louisville,vis lying
dangerously ill with brain trouble in
one of the city's sanitoriums. The
father of the young man is a native of
Columbia. His mother is a sister of
Mrs. Uv L. Taylor and was born and
J reared at Cane Valley, this county.
In buying your Christmas
toys, fruits, etc-., call at the
Flowers & Beck.
Sp?cial show at Parlor Circle
Friday;and Saturday1 night.
Ladtesjrain coats and dress skirts at
i Hnrtr-iln :it. flnspv .1 fines ttor. A
7-2t ' 'KA
She.rjff. Patteson's deputies are mdv-,
fng ov;er the county," "rtence wherircir
cuit court convenes, the third Monday
in January, every thing will be in
Miss Stella Stephenson, of Rowena,
is visiting Miss Mary Miller and other
friends in Columbia.
Mrs. James I. Qravens, of Russell
county, who is a victim of inflam
matory rheumatism, has just return
ed from Martinsville, Ind. He reports
that he has been greatly improved by
the frcths taken at the noted water
Mr. J. W. Durham, Greensburg, and
Mr. C. M. Durham, Campbellsville,
spent last Sunday with their brother,
Mr. R. H. Durham.
Miss Madge Rosenfield, is spending
a few weeks with relatives In Louis
ville. Mr. O. P. Miller, who is in a Medi
cal school, Knoxville, is at home for
Mr. J. T. Page, is spending a few
weeks in Indianapolis, Ind.
Miss Jannie Garnett, is at home
Mrs. Sam Miller, of New Mexico, is
visiting her many relatives in Adair
Messrs. Tom and Romie Judd and
Miss Lillie Judd, Messrs. Paul Hughes,
Ralph Hnrt and John A. Harris are
at homd for the holidavs.
Mr. Lincoln Denton
and family, of
for the winter.
arrived In Columbia
They are good people.
The Baplisis Act.
Last Wednesday eveniugftthe Bap
tist people or Columbia met in their
house Of worship, and unanimously
voted to call to the pastorate Rev. O.
P. Bush, who is now preaching for a
Church at Lancaster, Ky. Rev. Bush
was hefe Oil the third Sunday, preach
ing two very entertaining discourses.
The local, congregation was so well
pleased that the call followed. Rev,
Bush will notify the committee in a
few days whether or not he accepts,
and it is generally believed that he
will send a favorable reply.
A Pastor Called.
At a congregational meeting of the
Presbyterian church, last Wednesday
evening, a formal call was made to the
pastorate on Rev. John N. Crawford,
of California. It is not certainly
known that the call will be accepted,
but Rev. Crawford will- be notified of
the action of the Church and he will
make answer in the early future. He
was the pastor of a Presbyterian
church-in California for twenty-five
consecutive years. He is a brother of
Rev. J. R. Crawford, 'the former pas
tor of Jthe Church here, and who has
just left for Winchester, K.
To the wife of George McLeau on
the I2th inst., a daughter.
To the wife of Norman Morrison,
on the 14th a ten pound daughter.
To the wife of Brack Cain, on the
19th, aison: weight, 10 pounds.
Grey Foxes S2.50, Red 'Foxes v85.u0;
Minks 50. 0) to SS.00 each; Coons $1.25,
and express. Send name of your ex
'press office in first letter.
W. T. Hodgen,
Box 232 Campbellsville, Ky.
Columbia Chapter, No. 7, R. A. M.
will meet in regular convocation next
Friday night. There is some very
important business, and every Royal
Arch Mason in' good standing is urged
to be present.
Wanted: A man to work for Sing
er Co in Adair county; will g'ive com
mission and pay salary. Call on or
write G R. noJ.t, Mgr., Carapbells
Mr. J. G. Eubank drew the $25 00
diamond ring at Flowers & Beck's
store, Bryan English and Herschel
Taylor $10 00 silver sets each.
I have 45 acres of - good ridge laudq
which I will sell at a bargain. It is
located on the Montpelier and Gleu-'
ville road-; ' .
V. i '
CUrtsYorBerry sold.his dark tobacco
crQD.to.Bob Faulkner last week at $3
and 87:jTrTe'entire crop,brought him
. -All kinds of Candy aud fresh fruits
can 'be found at Press Millers'.
Mr. Hup Richardson, of this
Place, Said to Have Ended
His Life in Cumberland
CLOYD'S LANDING THE PLACE OF SUICIDE.
Last Thursday afternoon as Hugh
Richardson, of this place, was return
ing from Louisville, in his automobile,
accompanied by Mr. L. M. Young and
Mr. Rollin Browning, an accident oc
curred on the Bardstown pike sixteen,
miles out of Louisville, Mrs. Lena,
Ellensworth, who was in a buggy
being struck by the machine, and ac
cording to the Evening Times,serious
ly hurt. The accident according to
the statements of Young and Brown
ing greatly frightened Mr. Richardson
and he did not stopjthe machine. Mr.
Browning says that the accident oc
curred on a short curve, and he gave it
as his oppinion that Richardson did
not see the buggy nor the woman until
after the cohesion.
The machine, in which the party
were occupying broke down near
Springfield, and they came on to Co
lumbia by public conveyance, reaching
here about eleven o'clook at night.
Early the next morqing the Louis
ville Evening Timesy.called its corre
spondent at this place, told him aoout
the accident and asked for particulars.
Mr. Richanon was sought but couia
nob be found, but learnt that he had
left, going horse-backjin the direction
Saturday morningjjaboub 7 o'clock a
telephone message reached here from
Breeding, sent by Dr. G.JT. Simpson,
saying that Hugh Richardson's hat
had been found on the banks of
Cumberland river, and in the hat was
the following note directed to his wife.
Dear wife: "Death only will give
me auy relief. 1 cannot stand trouble.
This is terrible. Raise Ernestine
right, which I know Jyou will. Your
money is invested in our property. I
am leaving what left in pocket in this
envelope. Give Ernestine my watch
as this is my last gift. Good by.
Bury ray body at Black's Ferry. .
Good by Hugh.
The following is the statement made .
by Mr. L. M. Young and Mr. Rollin
Browning, who were passengers on the
machine driven by Mr. Richardson
wnen the accident occurred:
"We were passengers for hire on the
Richardson car and were going at
moderate speed, and at a sharp turn
in the road we heard the machine
strike something, and after passing
looked back and saw a woman stand
ing in the road holding the bridal
reins of the horse, nothing serious ap
pearing. We occupied the back seat
and were so curtained oil that we
could not see "ell what did occur on
the outside until after we had passed.
We are exceedingly sorry for the acci
dent, for that is what it was. Young
Richardson seemed crazed by what occurred-
We are ready to make a full
statement of all we know to whom X
Mr. Richardson became a citizeu of
Columbia about four years ago and
since locating here he has engaged iu
the livery and grocery business, aud
at the time of his leaving Columbia,
last Thursday, was connected with his
brother-in-law, Mr. W. n. Goff, in the
livery business, and he was' also a
partner of Mr. J. W. Walker in opera
ting a flouring mill.
His wife was a Miss Pulliam, to
whom he was married iu Cumberland
county aboutsix or eight years ago.
f He was a very even tempered man
and had quite a lajge circle of friends
in Columbia, all of whom feel the
deepest sympathy for his wife, little
daughter and all other relatives.
As we write the-river is being drag
ged for his body.
Latek: The news "from Louisville
is, that the lady, Mrs. Ellenswowth,
who was reported struck by the auto,
was not seriously hurt, and that she
has about recovered. It is further
said that some one called Mr. Richard
son over the phone before he left Co
lumbia, telling him that she was
dead. This greatly frightened him
and he left. h-
.S.'great.many people here do-not
believe the story vof tha drowning'
think that Mr. Richardson was-scared J
out of his senses, If he is living he
should return home He can only be
charged with being a- party- to an un
TdrtuKa'te accident, soreljregretted b
himself and all his friends. . -'' f ' .
Mr. Clay Pulliam, father of Mrs
Richardsop, arrived in Columbia Sun
day night. Mr. W. H. GotI has also
returned from the river and reports'
thatthe body has not beer fri:i d, but
that dragging continues. ,