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THE ADAIR JOUNT Y NEWS
THE LATE CAPTAIN W. W. BRAD-
(By Eev. J. Russell Crawford.)
For more than a generation a
missionary of the American Sun
day School Union, ranking as
the oldest missionary in its serv
ice, and widely known through
out his State, meanwhile ever
active as member and officer of
the church of his choice and a
familiar figure among Kentucky
Presbyterians, was the late
Capt. W. W. Bradshaw, who en
tered into rest at Columbia Ky.,
on November 29.
Possibly no man living was so
familiar with the many trails of
tne Kentucky mountains, or
knew so well and sympathetically
the people of that noted section.
He was their loyal friend and
was ever a welcome visitor
where most men are regarded
with an unyielding suspicion. A
successful school-room experi
ence, covering a number of
years, equipped him as a teach
er, and this ability he conse
crated to the Lord and dedicated
to the neediest of people. Evan
gelistic in method and untiring
in his efforts he reached with
the gospel message literally
thousands of our neglected high
landers. His success in his
chosen field was widely known,
until his name had become a
household word throughout the
church in the State.
While Capt. Bradshaw ardent
ly loved his church, yet no man
could say that he was sectarian.
Broad, charitable and catholic in
spirit, he was first of all a Christ
ian man. Mis church recognized
in him a leader, a safe and wise
counselor, and was always heard
with delight and profit before the
numerous church courts which
he attented. He served on many
important commissions and com
mittees. He carefully cultivated
and maintained the grace of giv
ing. His special delight was in
assisting poor preacher boys in
their educational careers. Many
are the men to-day in the active
ministry who owe a debtjbf grat
itude to his generous, and . noble
toil, self denial and judi
cious investments he accumu
lated a comfortoble estate, but
was overtaken by a financial dis
aster. Though enfeebled by the
weight of years and ill health,
yet in spite he remained un
daunted. In characteristc fash
ion he kept talking and working
for his church, and even in
creased his alr-ady liberal offer
ings, in the face of all hi re
verses. Thus the life and death
of Christ was felt in the human
soul. Write mockery or all else
and fill the soul with an ambi
tion not born of the world but
born from above.
The pastor never had a truer
helper than Capt. Bradshaw. In
his busy career he found time to
jtndy the problems that confront
the pastor, and in most tactful
ways proffered Ins help in their
solution. No man was .better
posted on what his church was
doing, or proposing to do. " He
was an extensive reader of cur
rent events and clipped bits of
liiuerestiug matter from many
sources and gave them to his.
pastor, wnen ne read a newi
book that he thought would . be
helpful to his pastor hV would
present him with the volume.
, Tu this way there have come, to
the pastor's book shelves many
coveted volumes, that otherwise
he could not possess to-day. To
have labored with him in the
Master's name and to have en
joyed his friendship was a price
Captain W. W. Bradshaw was
born June 14, 1837. His boyhood
was spent on the farm. When a
youth he entered the Presbyteri
an Academy of Columbia, and
completed his studies under that
prince of educators and preach
ers, the late Dr. J. L. McKee.
He assisted in raising a compa
ny of volunteers and enlisted for
the Union in the war between the
States; was promoted to a cap
tain's commission, but after
about two vears of service was
f urloughed on account of failing
health. In January, 1865, Capt.,
Bradshaw was joined in mar
riage to Miss Sarah Williams,
Burkesville, Ky., who survives
While a pupil at school he
united with the Columbia Pres
byterian church, afterwards
transferring his membership to
the Cumberland Presbyterian
church. For many years he was
stated clerk and an active organ
izer and efficient worker in the
old Cumberland Presbytery of
that denomination. After the
union of the Cumberland and
Presbyterian bodies, it was but
natural that he should return his
membership to the church of his
young manhood's choice, with
never a moment's cessation in
his zeal for the Master's king
dom. With rare tactfulness and
ability he remained active as a
ruling elder until the summons
The grandeur of his home life
his faithfulness as a husband,
his splendid devotion as a foster
parent, remain as the "holy of
holies" where even the pastor
dares not to intrude himself only
with great caution. We only
know, and that is sufficient, that
a life of such splendid poise,
swayed by Christ-like principles,
must have been full indeed in
the sweet environments' of the
His kindness, his faith, his
love, his achievements, and his
triumphant death are a precious
memory to his bereft and loving
companion, his foster daughter
and many relatives and friends
who mourn his home going.
His eagerness to go. his longing
for rest, his unfeigned joy over
the anticipation of his heavenly
welcome all go to mitigate our
present sorrow. And then,
there is a vision:
"Were a star quenched on high,
For ages would its light,
Still traveling downward from the sky,
Shine on our mortal sight;
So when a great man dies,
For years beyond our ken,
The light he leaves behind hiin lies
Upon the paths of men."
The Presbyterian Advance.
HIs Stomach Troubles Over.
Mr.'Xyspeptio, would you not like
to:?ee that vour stomach troubles
ve;re over, that ymrcould eat any kind
offoodyojf desired without injury?
That raa'yj seem so unlikely to you
thapyou do not even hope for an end
Hog of your trouble, bub permit us to
assure you, that it is not altogether
impossible. If others can be cured
permanently, and thousands have
been, why not you? John R. Barker,
of Battle Creek, Mich., is one of them.
He says, "I was troubled with heart
burn, indigestion, and liver complaint
until I used Chamberlain's Tablets,
then my trouble was over." Soldby
Paull Drug Co. e
The little daughter of W. G.
Pickett's who has been down
with fever is better.
Born, to the wife of Alton
Rodgers a daughter.
A. D. Kemp and Miss Lola
Tarter were married Dec. 12.
Bro. Pangburn officiated.
W. G. Pickett, our merchant
was in Louisville last week buy
Our blacksmith, Mr. Estes,
will move in a few days to his
father-in-laws place, Mr. Coffeys,
near Bridge Port. Some good
smith might do well to come to
this place and locate.
Some of our people have de
livered their tobacco to the loose
leaf house at Greensburg.
Our school closed last Tuesday.
W. G. Pickett bought some
shoats from Otho Blankenship
for very reasonable prices, a few
Mr. Alonzo Howard, of near
Greensburg, was here one day
Uncle Bill Pickett who has
been blind for several years was
visiting at G. T. Kemps one day
There has been lots of hauling
rail-road ties to Greensburg this
fall as the weather has been
ideal for the business.
Corn is selling here for 50 cts
The wheat crop in this section
is not looking very well, the
hessian fly has been very bad on
A son of Dunk Murphy, who
resides near here, cut his foot-,
very bad with an ax. The
young man was assisting his
father in making spokes at the
time of the accident.
R. L. Campbell and family,
visited relatives at Roy, last
Born to the wife of Claude
Stotts, on the 21st. inst., a
daughter. The young lady has
been named Pollie, in honor of
Leslie Stone, of color, who is
emnloyedat Louisville is spend
ing the holidays a t his home,
G. G. Campbell, has been on
the sick list for several days,
Hadis Harvey, who ha3 hsen
running a Huckster wagon for
the past two years, has quit the
business on account of ill health.
Ro Garmon and family, of
Sparksvillle, visited at J. J
England's, last week.
A. D. Stotts and family, visi
ted relatives at Amandaville,
Rev. George Groves, preached
at this place last Sunday night
Prof. F. E. Webb, closed a
very successful term of school at
this place last Friday. Prof.
Webb is certainly a worker when
he enters the school room and
for the term just closed made
the reputation of teaching the
best school in the county. He
gave an entertainment last Fri
day afternoon in the interest of
the district library. The pro
gram was excellent and aboul
twelve dollars was realized.
Chamberlgin's Cough Remedy.
This Remedy has ho superior for
coughs and colds. It Is pleasant to
take. It contains no opium or other
naicotic. It always cures. For sale
by Paull Drug Co.
Following the Verdicr of the Jury
Finding all but two of the De
fendants in the Dynamite Case
Guilty as Charged, Convicted
Men Faced the Bar of the
Federal Court Today to Hear
Indianapolis, Dec. 30. Of the
forty union labor defendants in
the dynamite case, the thirty
eight who were found guilty, by
the jury, of conspiracy and un-
lawfully transporting explosives
on passenger trains m violation! Eugene CIancy formervice
01 the interstate commerce law, I president of the International
were brought before Judge Iron WorkerS, union
Anderson in the federal court to- ...... n.
-, , . . . j 1 William Shupe of Chicago, for-
day to hear sentence imposed. 1 , , ,
1 mer business agent for local No.
The two men who were dis-, -1
charged are Daniel Buckley of T . ..
n . T , a . , James Coughlm of Chicago,
Davenport, la,, former financial - . .
. , , former business agent,
secretary and treasurer of thei
Iron Worker's union at that) Frank J Hiin3 of Bston,
place, and Herman G. Seifiert, j forraerI? an organizer for the
of Milwaukee, Wis., a member ! lron workers in New England.
of the Iron Workers' union, who Charles Watchmeister of
served as business agent for a ' Detroit, Mich., former business
short time. ! asenr. for Detroit local.
The thirty-eight . who were Ernest G. W. Basey of Ind
found guilty are: ' ianapolis, former business agent
Frank M. Ryan of Chicago, j of IndianaP"s local,
president of the International1 Fred J- Shireman of Ind
Association of Bridge and ianapolis, former business agent
Structural Iron Workers. ! for Indianapolis local.
John T. Butler of Buffalo, N.
Y., 'first vice president of the
Herbert S. Hodkin of Ind
ianapolis, a member of the exe
cutive board and until Dec. 2 act
Philip A. Cooley of New
Orleans, member executive
Michael J. Young of Boston,
member of executive board.
John H. Barry of St. Louis
formerly member of executive
Frank C. Webb of New York,
formerly member of executive
Henry W, Leglitner, formerly
of Pittsburg, Va., now living in
Indianapolis, formerly member
of the executive board.
Patrick F. Farrell of
York, former member
Beum of Min-
M'chael J. Cunnane- of Phil
adelphia, business agent for
Philadelphia iron workers' local
James Cooney, former busi-
ness agent for Chicago lccal, re-J
cent!y living on a farm in Lake
Richard H. Houlihan of j
Chicago, financial secretary local
No. 1 of Iron Workers' union.
William E. Reddin of Mil-
waukee, former president and
now business agent for local
Paul J. Morrin of St. Louis,
business agent for local No. 10.
W. Bert Brown of Kansas
iCity, Mo., former business agent
for local union.
EdwardSmythe of Peoria, 111.,
former financial secretary and
business agent for local at Peoria.
Pptpr J. Smith nf Cleveland
w.- . .. ... .
business agent for local at Cleve
land. Murray L. Pennell of Spring
field, 111., former president and
once secrtary of local at Spring
field. WilliamJ. McCain of Kansas
City, business agent for local No.
10 and formerly connected with
Building Trades Council at that.
Michael J. Hannon of Scran
ton, Pa., business agent for local
Fdward E. Philips of Syracuse,
N. Y., former financial secretary
of local No. 60.
William C. Bernhardt of Cin
cinnati, former financial secre-
! tary of local No. 44,
J. Mooney of Duluth,
former financial secre-
! tary 0f ocai jst0 32,
F-.nk J. Murphy of Detroit,
! Mich., former business agent for
Detriot local and once an organ
izer for the international.
George Anderson of Cleveland,
O., member of Cleveland local of
Hiram R. Kline of Muncie,
Ind., formerly an organizer for
the United Brotherhood of Car
penters and Joiners of America
Frank K. Painter of Omaha,
former business agent thrse and
now living at Indianapolis,
J. E. Munsey of Salt Lake
City, Utah, former business a-
j gent for local there.
Olaf A. Tveitmoe of San Fran
cisco, secretary of the Building
Trades Council there.
James E. Ray of Peoria, 111.,
former president of local union
Mrs. Mary Carter.
j Mrs, Mary Patterson Carter,
j aged 68, wife of George W.
! Carter, the well-known farmerl
and financier, died at her home
on the Stanford and Hustonville
pike at 10 o'clock Monday night
afer a long illness or rheumatism
and other troubles. Mrs. Carter
had for a number of years been
a sufferer from the malady which
eventgally caused her death and
frequently ad gone to different
j.resorfb wnu the hope of regain-
ing her health. Her visits to
Martinsville and Hot Springs
-ave her ony temporary relief,
however, and she had realized
for some time that she must R0'
Having been a constant memb
i til Ul U1U 'Uiisuctii uuuir-
childhood the deceased was pr-
Dared to meet her God and the
approach of death held no fears
Many years ago she became
the wife of Mr. Geo. W. Carter,
and he with the four children
born to them are bowed with
grief at the taking away 0 f the
good wife and mother. The
Artnur Carter both prosperous
"farmers of the county, and
.... -i - r ... .-.
Misses Annie ana iviattie "jarter,
and they and the aged husband
have the sympathy of amny
Rev. Joseph Montgomery of
Liberty, formerly Mrs. Carter's
pastor will conduct funeral ser
vices at the home tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock, after
which the remains will be laid to
rest in Buffalo cemetery. Stan
WHAT THE YOUNG
BOYS ABE DOING
Rapid Strides Made fiy Kentucky
Corn G!ub Workers,
BETTER THAN THEIR FATHERS?
Increased Yields as Shown In the Ex
hibition at Louisville Demonstrate
the Manner In Which Younger Gen
eration Is Advancing.
During the months of November and
December the county papers all over
the state were full of glowing accounts
of the Boys" Corn shows. Probably
nothing that the boys , have done in
years has cheated such a widespread
interest as these same clubs. The large
cities of the state had not been affect
ed by this enthusiasm until the Ken
tucky Boys' Corn club held its exhibit
at the armory in Louisville In connec
tion with the Childs Welfare exhibit.
Nov, 21 to GO
One hundred boys from the various
counties that had corn clubs this sea
son sent ten ears each for the city peo
ple to see what was being done. Not
only the public, Lut the great daily
newspapers grew very much interest
ed. A number of editorials appeared
during the ten days of the exhibit, and
almost daily a picture of some success
ful corn grower appeared. This display
contained five varieties of corn.
As the visitors to the exhibit asked
questions or read carefully the labels
that were pinned beneath each display
of corn they began to exclaim: "There
must be some mistake In this. We
never raised that much corn on the
farm when I was a boy," or, "Why.
those yields are twice or three times
the amount of a first class crop of corn
In that neck of the woods!" Bankers
and grain men looked at the statement
of yields, scratched their heads and be
gan to figure on what such crops
would do for the finances of the state.
Mothers and educators smiled and
wondered how much mischief had fail
ed to materialize because the boys were
out in the sunshine cultivating and
thinking of the crops they were grow
ing. It did seem a great pity that more
of the boys who had entered their corn
?f. HflVS ;
CORN ! l!
i-fi7' mz, v"vtt;i - -
conx is KIXG.
in the exhibit could not have seen the
admiring crowds that stopped, talked
and exclaimed over the splendid work
they had done. It is a work that is
destined to revolutionize our boys and
perhaps atthe same time revolution
ize their fathers and elder brothers.
One fond father whose son had a yiekl
of 103 bushels to the acre remarked:
"I've got two little chaps iu the Corn
club in my home county. They're
small, but they're all right One i
ten and the other twelve. The oldur
boy was in the club last year and rais
ed eighty-five bushels. This year he's
got 103, and we are plannin to get 150
bushels next year. Yes; we're goin
to use a lot of fertilizers an do things
right, because I just want to see how
much they can laise on one acre. 1
want to see it worse than the boy
The man iwiused for a moment be
fore he continued: "You know, they
call it the Boys' Corn club. Why. I've
learned more about corn in the past
two years than both of niy boys put
together. I tell you what I'm goin' to
do. I am goin to plant just half as
much land as usual In corn next
spring, an' I'm goin' to try to raise
Just the same number of bushels
Then I'll have the rest of the land for
During the exhibit a number of re
ports came in concerning the greift ''t,
size of some of the crops this season
It Is very probable that a great nunM
ber will exceed the 100 bushel mari? '
which was not reached last season.
FIVE THOUSAND BOYS JOINED
THE BOYS CORN CLTJBS THIS
FOUR THOUSAND GREW AN
ACRE OF CORN UNDER GOVERN
THE BOYS KNOW A GOOD
THING WHEN THEY FIND IT.
THE AVERAGE YIELD OF CORN
IN KENTUCKY IS TWENTY-NINE
BUSHELS PER ACRE. AN IN
CREASE OF FIVE BUSHELS PER
ACRE WOULD MEAN $12,000,000 AT
60 CENTS PER BUSHEL. '