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Official Orgaixof the Republican Party in Knox County.
New Series: Vol. 3. No. 16.
I, Vol. X. No. 4
1 "
Heavy Rainfall Durina
Last Few Days Cause
Overflow in Lowlands
Rivers on Ramp-
age and Thousands of
Dollars Loss
' The hcnTy rainfall during the
flnst lew dnjs has caused the rivers
all through the central states to
overflow and from all of these sec
tions come the reports of property
lp", of homes destroyed und delays
in traffic.
Probably the heaviest loss will,.b
felt along the Ohio River nriiich
reached the highest stage airtce 1884
at Louisville and ajKe rain has
cnntinueiLAarfaW'ht the headwaters
jar this river the tiooa win remain
for several days. Dispatches Irom
Louisville estimate the 'loss at
$ J ,000,OCO in that city alone while
on below iji the western part of the
state the loss will be as great pro
In Cincinnati the water rose to
such a height that the Union Depot
hnd to be ubandoned and trains
brought into the city from other
routes coming into this city.
Not only along the Ohio was the
destruction wrought but all over
Kentucky in the smaller streams the
flood loss was felt. At Pineville the
lighting plunt was put out of com
mission as was also the water
works. At Middlesboro Yellow
Crtek as usual went on a rampage
and for several hours last week the
people living in the lower portion
of the city were compelled to seek
ttluge on higher grounds until the
water recceded. Here the property
I iss was great.
In this city the flood did no great
dumngc although thi river reached
a high stage. Trains have arrived
!ntr here lor several days on ac
count of the delays caused by high
water, especially those from the
The Kentucky Rivrr overflowed
the early part of the week and for
seTrral hours Franklort was under
water Not isil at Franklort but
all along the course of the river was
' the loss kit.
On account oi a landslide at Rock
Ilnven lost Saturday night the L
II & SI. L. Railroad could not send
out a train Irom Louisville last
Sunday. Here the track was cov
ered by several feet ol rock, mud
and debris.
The rise in the Cumberland which
was here the last of the week is just
now being felt in the western part
of Tennessee where it empties in to
the Mississippi. The following As
sociated Press Dispatch from Nash
ville gives report of the conditions
in that City:
"A rninlnll of two inches today
has started the Cumberlahd River
to rising again, again and a maxi
mum gauge here of 48 feet is pre
dicted tonight by the weather bu
reau the highest in the many years
"The heavy rains of some days
ago caused the river to register a
guagc of 4G feet and a slight tall
had begun when n further down
pour started the stream to rising
"It is estimated that 300 families
have been driven from their homes
here by the high water. Cellars ol
business houses near the river front
are flooded and the baseball park is
covered by backwater '
In some sections of Lexington the
flood cnufed an abandonment of
homes hist Saturday night and ear
ly Sunday morning. Sunday's edi
tinn of the Leader contained the
"The recent heavy rain have
caused a great gutherittg of the
waters in the low section of the
city around Eddie Street, and raasy
of the families were lorccd to leave
their homes at a late hour Snturdav
night to escape being drowned in
their beds. Lieutenant nines Bgnn
and Patrolman Frank Sloan went
to the assistance of some of the
families about 1;30 o'clock Sunday
morning, and were able to take
people from their homes tu places
of safety in the pnerol wagon the
the water being waist high in ome
"The heavy rains which hnyv'bccn
falling thr ughout Ken,iJ'ck nnd
surrounding tcrritorjr'tor the lust
two dnys ho'not only caused
great damage to people living
alopu' streams, but have given
great inconvenience locally. Ruin
LHas fallen almost incessantly in
Lexington during the last thirty-six
hours. The streets, especially those
constructed of wood block, arc so
slippery that they arc traversed
with difficulty. Main Street, from
the C. & 0. crossing to the Viatlust
stood under about nine inches ol
water the greater part of Saturday
Everywhere the sewers have been
taxed to their utmost capacity, nnd
in some places they have been'' un
able to carry off the water as fast
as it falls, giving the streets the ap
pearance of rivers. Every low
place is now a lake.
The prize croaker was a man who
complained that with everything
dlipping with wet, he still had to
pay for the water he used."
Scalf Sayings
Squire Tbos. Hubbard is attend
ing Fiscal Court at Darbourville
this week.
Miss Darid Hammons the daugh
ter of T G. Hammons Iclt forschool
at the H. 13. I. Sundny at Harbour
vilte. Milt Scalf Jr. has sold his farm to
Chancy Murphy.
John Mills is in Darbourville on n
The largest tide of the season
came on Monday here.
b. b. Mammons Ielt a lew nays
ago to accept a position with th
L & N R. R. at Corbin, Kv. .
E. G. Mills mnde a flying trip to
Tennessee hint week
( uodidates are beginning to
"Pip" and will "hatch out" soon.
Squire Thos. G. Hnmmons has
assured ais friends that he will be n
c 'iididate lor Coui ty Judge And it
is believed he will carry the largest
vote given to one man in this part
of the County.
L CJ. Taylor has been appointed
Constable of 4-tlt Magistrate ImV
Guss Walker our prominent
mail carrier said the parcel post act
has hnd no effee) on his horse vet
Thos. G. Hammon was in liar
bourville most of last week.
Uncle John Hubbard is nt Dar
bourville as a member of the grand
Dnn W. Hubbard returned home
from Dnrbouryille Wednesday.
Mules Wanted
Wo want to buy
a number, of
sood. Mules, o f
sound flesh
1414 to 16 Hands
Barbourville, THURSDAY
Januajy 23.
Corbin, FRIDAY Jan. 24.
Wo will buy all the good mules
within the above specifications
that we can gob, and pay the
highest CASH price for same.
Bring your mulos to oithor of
the above places on date given,
London, Ky.
Confesses to bclnn Accom
plice In, Burninn Offices of
Prof. Anderson a Lcxincj
ton Oct. 30, 1912.
Former Fojtball
Rlcbard Webb
Clears up Mystery
Probably no trill for tunny
montliH p'irt' li.iw crented the inter
est that the recent trinl of Richard
Webb, Ir , former football conch at
Suite University who is charged
with having set lire to the office of
Prof. I;. 1'aul Anderson on the Uni
versity grounds last October 30th.
Charges and counter-chnr!es have
been filed bv him and Athletic Di
rector b R. Swectland who had a
disagreement last November and
have been at outs since that time, j
A brief summary of the facts anil
develoncments since the fire nre
about as follows: On the night bf
October 30th about midnight fire
wns discovered in Prof. Anderson's,
office which destroyed the interior
of the office. Later several articles
belonging to the office were found
on the athletic field and other
places on nnd about the campus.
The student body were almost as a
whole With Sweetlond in sympathy
and n few hours previous to the fire
had made demonstrations showing
their indignation against Prof.
Anderson nnd it was believed by
some that probably one or more of
the students had set fire to the office
on account of their hatred of him.
An investigation by State Fire
Marshall Uosworth who was as
sisted by a finger print expert
brought out the fact that a small
brass clock found after the fire be
longing to the office of Prof. Ander
son bore the finger print of Webb,
nnd that with other evidence caus
ed a warrant to be issued against
him on this charge. He stoutly de
nied this charge at the examination
trill that has been going on at'
Lexington for more than a week
but was held on a bond of $500
awaiting the action of the next Cir
cuit Court.
At this trial Webb attempted to
fix the charge upon Swectland bas
ing his claim upon the argument
that he (Swectland) was at times
mentally unbalenccd, but this
charge was not sustained.
A sen-ation was sprugg near the
end of the trial when O. P. Ger
liardt, a student swore thnt he met
Webb and another student named
HiiiL-r on the cntnniis the night of
the fire. This was' denied bv Webb
who caused a warrant to be issued
for Gerlmrdt, charging him with
Lfutlerhaa been wanted ever since
the fiite and could not Iw located
until last Saturday when he whs
caught in Ohio and brought back
to Lexington where he made a con
fession. The following in Monday's
Lexington Leader gives further par
ticulars: 'Thomas F. Hutler, former student
at State University,, was arrested
by Assistant Fire 'Marshall J. J.
Peel in Youngstown, Ohio, Satur
day alternoou at (J o.clock on a
urnrrant sworn out by btnte rire
Marshall C. C. Uosworth, charg
ing him with burning the office ol
Processor F. Paul Anderson of
State University on the night of
October 30, and brought to Lex
ington at 10 o'clock Sunday night
and taken to the Police Station,
where he admitted to Mr. Ho
worth that he was a participant in
the burning of Auderson's oflice. .
Butler implicated former Assis
tant Couch Richard S. Webb in the
(.oireiicc and said that Pal
hanlt, who is charged with perjury,
was probably correct when he
stated that he hnd seen him (But
lerj nnd Webb together on the
campus on the night of the fire, as I
they had walked together over!
mist of the campus on thnt night.
Director of Athletics b R. Sweet
land of Stnte Uuivcrsity, whose
sanity vns attacked in the examin
ing trial of Webb in an attempt to
prove Webb's innocence, host been
employed ns attorney for llutlcr to
defend him on the charge. Mr.
Swectland has also been retnincd as
attorney to defend Gerlmrdt in the
perjury chnrge
The story of Butler's travels to
evade the polite, which started on
December 9 when he left Lexington,
and ended with his arrest in Youngs
town S iturday. was told by. him
as follows:
"I Ielt on the Monday morning
alter the Fire Marshal's investiga
tion, for Cincinnati, and from there
I took n boat to Louisville, but
left there immediately for Memphis
where I obtained employment as a
structural iron worker. I staved
there long enough to mnke a little
money, and then went to Hirraing
hnin, Ala. I soon left there, how
ever, coming back by Memphis, and
went on to Moberly, Mo., then to
St. Louis. I went from St. Louis
to Hannibal and started work
there on a bridge across the Miss
issippi river, but soon returned to
St. Louis. Learning that an officer
whom I afterwards found was Mr.
Peel, was on my trail, I checked my
grip to Youngstown and beat ray
way there on the trains. Checking
my grip through and receiving mail
finally led to my arrest,
"Arriving in Youngstown I pro
cured n position in the steel mills
last Wednesday, nnd although I
could hardly resist the temptation,
I did not go to the post office to
get the mail I was certain that was
waiting for me on Wednesday,
Thursday, or Friday. Saturday
morning I could stand it no longer.
and thinking that the assumed
name of Thomas Fisher would
shield me, I went to the postoflice
and asked for my mail. The clerk
hesitated and looked at me when I
gave my name, and I knew it was
nil up. He told me to wait n min
ute, and came back a little later,
saying there was nothing for me.
"When I went out I otieed
plnin clothes men shadowing me,
nnd knew that I wns about to be
arrested. So I went to n drug
store and asked for a glass of soda
water. As soon as I sat down I
noticed two policemen appear at
the front door, and then two more
appealed at the side door. As soon
ns I finished tlie soda one of the
policemen came in and quitely tol I
me I wns under arrest."
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased portion ot
tho ear Thero is only ono way to
euro deafness, and that is by con
stitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition of
tlio mucous lining of the Eustachian
Tubo When this tube is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or im
perfect hearing, and when it Is en
tirely closed, Deafness is tho result
nnd unless the imtiuiuatloii can be
taken out nnd this tubo restored to
its normal oondition, hearing will
be destroyed tor cvor: nine oases
out of ton are caused by Catnrrah,
which Is nothing but an inflamed
condition of the mucous surfaces.
We ulll give One Hundred Dol
lars for any case of Deafness caused
by catarrh that cannot be cuied by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
circulars, free.
V. J. CHENEY & CO, Toledo, O.
old by Druggists, 75o.
Take HaII'h Family Pills for cotl
patlou. Not Enough,
Virtue li its own reward, we are
told, tat moat people think It should
Xk creatir JnducewtU.;rr"uek.
3 , Interest
Paid on Time Deposits
The First National Bank of Barbourville is willing
to divide its profits with its patrons. It ts a mat
ter of justice and right for a bank to pay interest on
time deposits. This bank has the strongest finan
cial backing of any bank in this section of the state,
The assets and resources of its stockholders
are more than
Come in and investigate for yourself
First National Bank
Barbourville, Kentucky
For 1913
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events unless you read the
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Should He?
During a c1Icubb1o:i of tho fltneas
ot things In Rcneral some one asked:
"If a youiiR man takes bis bent girl
to the grand opera, spends K on u
supper after trie performance ana
then ' takes her home In a taxirab,
should he kiss her good night? An
old bachelor who a present growl
ed, "I don't think she ought to ex
pect!!. Seems to me he has done
euougu for her." Llpplncott's.
Arsenic From Many Source.
Arsenic has breu found an a nor
mal constituent In man and animals
and now Jailln and Aitrug. tw
l-Viuli bluloglstk, ahow that It mar
be ilcrlwd from edible plants and
fruits. They examined 3 vegetable
rubstances, nnd obtained arsenic from
all, tho quantltlfi ranging rrom DUX
part per million In the lerlc to O.rs
part per million In almondi aad
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