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ITEMS, NEWV AND TRUE; THOUGHTS, GENEROUS AND GENTLEMANLY
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912.
Against Burley Tobacco
N Society Sum Asked
for is $20,000.
The Amount is Alleged to be Due
the Insurance Dcp't of Ky.
Judge Lewis ArJpdrson, of this
city, arid Attorney General Gar--nctt,
of Frankfort, Friday after
noon filed, in tho, Franklin .County
Circuit Court suit against tho Bur
ley Tobacco Company, of Lexing
ton, for $20,000, alleged to be due
tho Insurance Department of Ken
tucky as taxes for transacting the
business of insurance in this state
without authority. The suit was
"Tirought in tho name of Auditor
Henry M. Bosworth, representing
State Insurance Commissioner
- . Matt C. Clay, of this city.
It appears that it was a part of
the agreement between the pooler
yand the Burley Tobacco Society
I Ithat he should be charged a certain
amount 6f insurance, storage, etc.,
and that the poolars have paid to
- the society the sum of $277,000
for that purpose. This sum, it is
alleged further, was in turn paid
over-'to the Burley Tobacco Com
pany, which assumed the risk in
,, stead of some regularly admitted
' stock company, as the law requires.
It will bo remembered that in 1909
...... -thoBurloy Tobacco Society en
deavored t6 amend its charter per
mitting it to do such an insurance
"Jfi business, but on a ruling from the
Attorney General such permission
was refused. Regaidless of this
opinion, however, it is alleged that
the society continued its insurance
feature. Hence the suit to recover
the taxes alleged to be due.
It is said that a great deal of
dissatisfaction has arisen amonir
the poolers regarding the action oi
the tobacco company, many claim
ing that the company hud no legal
right to collect this sum of money
from them for the purpose of in
surance. It is believed that numer
ous similar suits will be at once
filed by poolers in .different sec
tions to recover their part of the
$277,000, and much litigation will
follow. The outcome of this suit
will be watched with interest by
tobacco men and members of the.
(jR society all over the state, as it in
volves an important question of
law, upon the insurance depart-
ment of the state awaits a decision
from the highest courts.
'new fall suits
Come and see them, they are beauties
Long Separate Coats
New Gooods arriving daily
in Town Court Day-
About 6,000 Cattle
on the Market.
Quality Fair, TradlnQ Good, Prices
Lower Than Last Court.
There was a big run of cattle,
all the pens "being taken. Be
tween five and six thousand for
sale. The quality was fair. Trade,
while good, was not as brisk as
last court, and prices a shade
lower. The best 1000 to 1050 lb,
steers at $6.25, but bulk of sales
at $5.75 to $6. Yearlings at5i to
$5.75, with a few extra at 6c,
Heifers at 4i to 5c. Cows at
$3.50 to 4c. Old cdws and rough
oxen at 2 to 8c. Good sized crowd
at the pens, with buyers from
Ohio and Illinois, in addition to
buyers from all Central Kentucky
counties. We caught a few of
the sales. Quito a number of
feeders were sold on Saturday be
fore they reached town. -
Carl Trimble, 10 600-lb. steers
to Mr. Caldwell, of Harrison
county, at 4ic
Sam Keeton, 6 400-lb. heifers to
S. 4-.Gpnkr.ight, of Clark county,
Harry Stafford, 22 900-lb. steers
to Win, Sutton at 6c.
Morrpw Simpson, of Scot,
county, bought 19 325-lb. heifers
at 4c from Ed Grigsby.
Jas Wiremnn, 21 450-lb. steels
to Thos. Coons at $4.90.
Clms. puff, 25 850-lb. steers to
J. W. Young, of Bourbon county,
Murphy & Hughes, 10 500-lb.
heifers to O. W. Coons, of Bath
county, at 4c.
J. T. White, 12 600-lb. steers
tb Mr. Ramey, of Sharpsburg, at
C. E. Pofhara, of Charleston,
111., bought 10 900-lb. cows at 4c
and 21 600-lb. heifers of Ben
Murphy at 4ic. Mr. Pofham also
bought about 100 head of cows
Shelby Connoy, 8 500-lb. heifers
to H. C. Heilman, of Nicholas
county, at $4.35.
Geo. Halsey, 18 900-lb cows to
Sam Housloy, of Bourbon county,
Chas. Duff. 13 1000-lb. steers to
Lawless Gatewood at 6c.
John Stofer sold 11 500-lb.
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steers at 5ic.
Hiram Wood, a bunch of 600-lb
heifers to S. J. Conkright, of
Clark county, at 4ic.
John Murphy, 23 750-lb. steers
to Win, Crouch, of Bourbon
county, at 6c.
Archie Prewitt, 20 600-lb. stedrs
to J. H. Bell, of Bourbon county,
at 4f c.
John Stately, a bunch of 1000-lb
steers to W. Lois Thompson at 6c.
Ben Murphy, 10 425-lb. heifers
to Anso Laughlin, of Bourbon
county, at 4.50
M Stamper, 10 900-lb. cows
to A. L. Kerns, of Carlisle, $3 65.
John Meguire, 9 550-lb. heifers
to S. J. Conk-right at $4.40.
Geo. Wireman, a bunch of
1050-lb. steers to Rankin Whitsitt
Shelby Cannoy, 12 800-lb. steers
to It. P. Taylor, of Clark county,
Lafe Itisner, 20 850-lb. cows to
T. W. Jones, of Stanford, $3.80.
L. B. Greene, 20 1000-lb steers
Letcher Byrd, 15 900-lb. cows
to Ben Buddy, of Cincinnati, at
3ic Mr. Buddy bought two cars
Henry Lemaster, 10 450-lb.
heifers to Jas. McCormick, $4.75.
John Cain, a bunch of 800-lb.
heifers to W. W. Gay at 5c.
HOUSES AND MULES.
Big lot of mules on themarket,
work mules and weanlings. Trade
was dull. There seemed to bo
very few buyers for either and
tho result was very few were sold.
See the extra good Pants at
$2.50. United Clothing Stores.
There will bo a union meeting
at tho Christian Church Sunday
night, October 27th, to consider
an important home mission enter
prise in our city,- All citizens in
terested in tho moral and spiritual
uplift of our community are ur
gently invited to attend. There
will bo short, earnest talks, with
good music. Como and encourage
a good cause.
Don't fail to see tho Houn
J. H. Brunner, The Shoo Man.
Locates In Pinevllle.
Mr. Johnson A. Yuung, who
until recently has been located in
Panama, has returned to Kentucky
and is connected with his brother,
Mr. R. B. Young, who is running
a pool and billiard parlor in Pine-
Home-made sausage, pure pork,
pay you until January 1,
iyj.4. .uoirt miss mis oppor
Return from Delightful Trip.
Judge G. B. Swango and wife,
who have been touring tho western
part of tho United States, Canada
and Mexico since tho iirst of July,
returned home Friday after a most
delightful trip. They were in
twenty different states and visited
three separate nations. While
gone they traveled in all kinds ot
conveyances known to the present
time. They visited China Town
and partook of their hospitalities,
also many villages inhabited ex
clusively by foreigners and dozens
of Indian towns and villages, one
of which was in Arizona and was
controlled by Indian ofliceis and
policemen. At Terre Haute, Ind.,
they visited their son, Judge Jns.
H. Swango, and his family, and at
Missoula, Mont., they visited an-other-son,
J. Morton Swangp, and
his family, and found both doing
well and prospering. In all, they
traveled over 10,000 miles.
Extra Good Clothes for Boys.
Punch, Graves & Co.
To be Tried October 28th.
G. T. Baker, who was arrested
in Lexington a few days ago and
brought to this city to answer to
the charge of defrauding theL. G.
Howard boarding house out of a
bill, gave bond here and will have
his trial October 28th. Baker is
the father of S. B. Baker, whom
several merchants hero accused of
fraud several months ngo by pass
ing "cold" checks.
Famous candy received daily at
F. G. Morris'. . 15-2t
Remains Brought Here.
The remains of Mr. C. G. Glover,
who committed suicide in Okla
homa City recently, arrived hero
Saturday at noon, accompanied by
his brother, Mr. Benjamin Glovor,
who had charge of tho remains
Tho burial, with short services at
tho grave, took place immediately
in Machpelah Cemetery.
Had you heard that W. P. Guth
rie was selling goods at his old
stand on tho corner?
The report has been circulated
that I am no longer going to keep
boarders. I am at a loss to ex
plain how or why this report was
started and I wish to notify my
friends and patrons that 'this re
port is erroneous.
Mrs. Jno. W. White.
Mr, H. P. Reid invites his friends
to come and see hira at United
Being Made on Mammoth
in This City.
Will be Completed in Plenty Time
to Take Care of Crop.
As all the steel has now arrived
that is to be used in tho construc
tion of tho mammoth tobacco ware
house that is being erected by the
Farmers' Tobacco Warehouse Co.
in this city the work will be pushed
as rapidly as possible, and tho of
ficers are assured by the contractor
that the building will be completed
in plenty of time to caro for the
season's crop. The building of a
warehouse of this character is a
great undertaking and tho men
who are behind the movement de
serve a great deal of credit for
their enterprise and thrift, and tho
benefits that it will bring to our
city should be thoroughly appre
ciated by every business man here.
The management will have plenty
of buyers here and the prospects
are bright indeed. For the benefit
of those farmers who are in a great
hurry to get their crop stripped
and to market wo reprint the fol
lowing: . 5
The Lexington Tobacco Associa
tion in a letter which it will send
out to the growers of Burley to
bacco in Central Kentucky, suvs:
"In view of the fact that for
several years there has been a
good deal of tobacco stripped and
offered too early, and for the wel
fare of the farmers that they may
get tho full value of their labor,
we wish to call their especial at
tention to tho following:
"First Do not striD your- to
bacco until the' stems are thor
oughly cured, as wet or swollen
stems make it impossible to dry,
and also prevent its selling for its
"Second Under no circum
stances sprinkle or put water on
your tobacco to bring it in case, as
it not only injures tobacco, but
prevents it being dried through a
drier successfully, and necessarily
forces tho selling price down far
below its real worth.
"Third Bo careful to strip your
tobacco and grade it so that each
hand will contain only leaves of
the uniform grado and color,
"Fourth Do not tie tho hands
too large, so that they can bo dried
out in going through a drier; and
be sure to have tho hands tied
tightly so that tho leaves will not
bo dropping out.
"From all information we gather
wo are led to believe that tho crop
is better this 'season than usual,
and if properly handled with care
wo believe it will sell well."
Wo would, therefore, advise our
readers to take their time, get
their crop to market in good con
dition and bring it to tho Mt.
Sterling market. Wo are confi
dent you can get just as good
prices here as anwhere in tho state.
Seo our line of $15.00 Suits and
Overcoats, big selection, best
values ever offered.
Punch, Graves & Co.
Grass Seed Strippers at Auction.
In the administrators salo of J.
M. Bigstaff to bo held Wednesday,
Oct. 30th, six grass seed strippers
will also bo offered for sale, to
gether with many other articles.
Seo largo advertisement on page 2.
Largo basket Concord grapes at
Tobacco and All Other
Crops in Excellent '
Tobacco is Curing Nicely and the
Best Corp for Years Predicted.
Rain, which has been so badly
needed in this section, fell last
week, much to the gratification of
Montgomery county farmers. The
drouth had lasted oyer a period of
several months. Water for stock
and drinking purposes was badly
needed in some instances farmers
had to drive their stock many
miles to water. The weather has
been excellent for the curing of to
bacco, and hundreds of barns are
practically cured out and stripping
has begun. The tobacco is of ex
cellent quality, although there is
some badly house burnt. Tho crop
in the Bunker's Hill and North
Middletown sections is especially
fine. Growers are making arrange
ments to use more care in stripping
and handling the crop, as they re
alize that this alone will add to the
price of the weed. A very few
sales luive been made, although it
is reported 12i cents has been of
fered and refused for several crops.
The wheat and rye crop is look
ing good since the rain, although
it was injured some by the recent
drouth. Corn cutting is beiug rap
idly pushed and will soon be com
pleted. The prevailing price is
$2.75 and S3 per barrel. Owing
to the huge number of cattle that
will be fed here this winter there
have been few-sales of corn. Blue
grass pastures were seriously in
jured by the drouth, but show
some improvement since the rain.
Chickens and turkeys are plenti
ful, there being more here than in
many years. The Irish potato crop
is undoubtedly the largest and best
ever grown in this county, and it
is expected the home market will
almost be able to supply tlie de
mand. All kinds of stock are do
ing well, and taken as a whole, the
farmers are in a prosperous condi
tion. Loose Leaf Warehouse
Leased by County Board.
The county board ot tho Burley
Tobacco Societ.v has leased tho
largo warehouse on the Levee pike
owned by tho Burley Tobacco So
ciety and will conduct a loose leaf
market there this season. Mr. Asa
Bean will have charge of the busi
ness and Mr. J. II. Blount will be
secretary, and Mr. B. F. Mark,
treasurer. Sales were held iD this
house last year. Mr. Bean says
they will start tho sales about De
cember 1st. The opening salo will
bo announced in this paper later.
Real Estate Sales.
At the commissioner's salo of tho
Henry Hall estate Monday Mr. A.
B. Hampton, of Clark county,
bought the farm pear this city
known as tho Chenault farm for
$112.50 per acre. Mr. R. O. Hall,
of Stanton, bought the Side View
farm at $120 per acre. Mrs. Olivia
French, of Stanton, bought the
Brush Crook farm at $55 per acre,
and Asa Magowan bought tho
tract of land near the Levee at
$19 per acre.
At tho salo of the Coylo prop
erty Mrs. B. II. Coylo and son, T.
G. Coylo, purchased tho seven
houses and lots on Sycamore and
Locust streets for $4,425. Tho
store house property located on
Locust street was sold to Mrs.
Grace Coylo Benuett, of Winches
ter, for $2,200,