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i Advertising i an Absolut Nseesaity to Every Business. Ths Circulation of th Big B.-,ndy Ntwi . mfcs it ths but advertising msdium. I Th Big Sandy News will bring your advertising into mora homea for tha aama monay than any othar paper in Eaatarn Kentucky, i i 4t invnUnn yit.ni, aut faciam Vooluma XXXVI. Number 62. LOUISA, LAWRENCK COUITTY, KENTUCKY, 8EPTEMBER 2, 1921. M. F CONLEY and k. 8PENCER, Publish? DATTLES III LOGAIJ C0K1H,W.VA.,ARE' COSTK.'G MANY IMS Mob of Miners From Ka - i r.n r1.k.o nawha Valley Clashes With Officers of Logan. ' Tha latest from tha aantar of trou- bla waa given ua at noon Thursday by tha Huntington Advertiser. Thirty-two miners are known to have been killed on Wedneeday. - There is lull In tha fighting today, but tha minora hava shown ns diapoal ' tion to eomply with tha President's Broolamatien and martial lew seems certain, with U. 8. troopa to enforce. M. It la reported tha minora neve some TNT Jpembs. Thay hava bean firing - riflea at tha alrplanea. ' tha mine war In West Virginia la V worse than ever. Hympathisere ot the union miners, (atlmated all the way : from 1000. to 4000 men. are marching from Fayette and Kanawha counties . to Mingo. Logan county Is In the path ot the march and Sheriff Don Chaffln prepared to prevent the mob from passing through tha county. On Wednesday the most serious clash occurred at Blair. Logan eounty, . when fourteen of the miners wer kill ed and three of tha Sheriff defend- " era lost their Uvea. Tha latter were John Gore, deputy sheriff, and John . Cofago and Jim Munsy, volunteer. . Appeal have flooded Washington for V. 8. troopa and on Tuesday Pres ident Harding Issusd a proclamation ordering the miners to disperse by Thursday noon. The proclamation was printed and thousands ot copies dropped from airplanes on the march ing raiders. They had paid no aUen tion to It up to tlia last reports. Logan authorities wired Washington . Wednesday night that unless troops ;. were sent at one the county would be 1 -M l A AAA a f AAA 4Vft. sheriff haa 1JO0 men and a number of machine guna and haa arranged for reinforcements from other counties. Martial law waa threatened by the Prealdent for Kanawha, Fayette.Boone. Logan and Mingo counties If the ml ' ners failed 4o disperse by noon Thurs day of this week. , 1000 men who saw service In the world war have volunteered- to- fight the miners. Twenty-five former army officers from Huntington, hava volun ' teered and gone to the field. Beech creek, Blair, Crooked creek andvMIU creek are tha place where most of the fighting occurred. Troopa at Camp Dlx and Camp 8her man were- ordered to be ready to move at a momrnt'a notice. Newspaper Msn Sees Fighting.. Hidden In a machine gun nest a cor respondent of Th Associated Press aided by field glasses today viewed the fighting along Crooked oreek. Th neat w part of Logan county defenaes and the gun was manned by deputy sheriffs. Men constantly were seen scurrying about th mountain passes ot th adjacent county of Boon, Dur ing th correspondent' atay he aaw two members of the opposing force fall after being shot and the gunners told him they saw two men fall prior to hla arrival. . The Crooked creek line extended for a distance of three miles on, the ridge ttteen igan ana noone counties. A mile distant were several buildings which protected the bands' of armed men aa they made an attempt to out flank county officers and get behind th ridge. - - Time and again they tried to aecom rllph their purpose but at each at tempt machine gun and rifle fir drove them baelt, . It was during one of these ' sorties that the correspondent saw two men fall In the roadway. The machine . gun bullets clipped the dust' in front of and behind them preventing at tempts at rescue. On another occasion, a band of about fifty men rams down the road between he building. A heavy Are from the ridge," however, caused them hastily to retreat, carrying four or five of their comrades on lielr shoulders. Sharks With the Gentry Show Skin Local Men ' Gentry Bros, ebow was here Tues day. Ft6m the reports it aeems that "short change artist" and "sure thing" gamblers wer plentiful. Several cit liens - were robbed by the methods welt known to circus fakirs. One man who Uvea on Little Blaine was smooth ly separated from $213.00. He had aeen ' other men winning at the same game, but he did not suspect that they were , partners of the thieves or employed by them to fool the innocent bystander who believe everything he thinks he sees. A suit waa filed against the circus to recover th money and a set tlement waa mads. The fraud was committed under the tent of a sideshow Another case was where a citlxen very kindly accommodated a circus man by giving him a $20 bill for small er bills. The circus man "short chang ed" him for $2. He kicked. The circus man apologised profusely .took back the money, end right before m eyes, counted both ends of a $5 bill, a $2 and a $1 bill the next time and got away with the trick. A little later the ac commodating cltlsen counted the money and found himself shy $10. MORAL: Never bite at a stranger's game. Furthermore, take aa little money as possible to a circus, and have It in small change. Let the circus j men get rid or their change some wher else. 16 Alleged Bootleggers , ' Execute $45,000 Bonds Ashland, Ky., Aug. 10. Given three examining triala before Judge E. Poej sixteen alleged bootlegger today were bound over to the Brand lurv under bond aggregating 146,000. I All were Able tA vlv hnnd. The mnd 'junr convene next meek. Tha men are la follow: , Stone and Harry Hart, Chas. Brown, Carl Berger, George Nicholson. Ballf Greene, 8am Weeks, Chas. McLaugh lin, Roy Bchillln, John Johnson, Cecil Johnson, Truman Allry, Oeo, Brown ing, George Hutchison, H. H. Eada and Frank Schilling. Louisa Ball Player -. Joins Southern Team Alex Frasler, ot Loulaa, received a telegram this week to report to a pro fessional baseball team at Charlotte, N. C, immediately for tl aa catcher oyi the team. He left- Wednesday morning for that place. Th team is a member of one of the southern league. Alex Is a food catcher and excellent batter and ahould make good In pro feaslonal baseball. . PROF. GILMER ENGAGED FOR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Prof. N. Q. Gilmer of Toecopola, Miss., has been employed aa a mem ber of th faculty of th Lawrence county and Louisa High School, which will open in Masonic Hall September 12. He taught her last season and hi work was very satisfactory. A third teacher will be added. Prof. God- by will be at the head of the school. I- ASHLAND BOOSTERS TO VISIT SANDY VALLEY TOWNS Special Train Will Carry 150 Men, a Band and a Quartette. ' Ashland business men have arrang ed to make a boosting trip up the Big Sandy Valley September 14 and 15. A peclal train consisting of a baggage car, fouf ' pullmana and a diner will carry tha boosters. A brass band and a male quartette will accompany the party. Soma time will b spent in each of th towns up th Big Sandy. Louisa will be the first stop. The train will arrive at 7:60 a. ra., Sep tember 14, and remain until $:0, An address of welcome will be made by Fred M. Vinson, and speakers with the Ashland party will have some Inter esting things to say. Good music will Intersperse the program. Thla will probably lake place on the lawn of tbe Louisa Inn Immediately after the ar rival of th train. . An automobile ride will be taken over the city. And Just her we want to request all citizens who have au tomobiles to have them on the ground in time to use in the drive. W want to ahow these prominent visitors all th courtesy possible. Th other cities In the valley are ar ranging to pay the boosters much at tention." ' .' '" The booster will carry a moving picture machine to take picture of tha crowd and ot place around Lou isa. Later these films will be sent to Louisa and shown In th moving, pic ture theater. ; " i CHAUTAUQUA AT LOUISA SEPT. 10TH A Jladcliff Chautauqua course' will be given at Louisa, September 10. 12. 18. Further notice of the program will be made next we3k.- 1 ' A feature of special local Interest will be the presence of Rev. L. E. Mc Eldowney of Charleston, formerly pas tor of the M. E. Church South at Lou isa. By Invitation he will speak on Sunday, the 11th, In the tent and there will-be no charge for admission, Mr. McEldowney is a moat pleasing speak er and he will bwheard by a large crowd. The . local committee made thla arrangement to till In the open date. The regular program of the Chautauqua will be rendered on Sat urday, Monday and Tuesday, Vinson Family Reunion To Be Held Next Sunday The Vinson family will hold their annual reunion at the home of L. K. Vinson near Glenhayes, W. ' Va en Sunday, September 4. 1921. All rel ative and friends are Invited. Col. Z. T. ; Vinson will address the people and part of his talk will be along the line of Anarchism, Bolshevlklsm and so cialism. Also, talks will be made by Rev. J. L. Vinson of Guyandotte, W. V. and Fred M. Vinson of Louisa. Train Nn. 8 and 29 will atop at res idence so a to accomodate the peo ple, Th. fhrM.VMr.ntil rhIM nf Mr and Mrs. James Made, of Williamson, died I Sundny night from pneumonia ond GuIre 3, by Lovely 3. whooping cough. The body was taken i Base on Ball Off Ferguson 0, off to Fort Gay for burial. This Is the'McGuire 3, off Lovely 0. second loss suffered recently by Mr. ' Left on bases Wayne'3, Louisa 4. and Mrs. Made, their baby having died"1 about three weeks ago. Williamson News. I TWO MEIi KILLED FRIDAY IN A RAID UEARPAIIITSVILLE Paintsville Marshal and Dry i A i A '. i Agent Are Victims of Al leged Moonshiners. Two men who have not been appre hended by th authorities are blamed for th killing of two officer and the wounding of another by alleged moon shiners near Palntsville last Friday, in dying statement mode by Pat Mc Kensle, on of th alleged gang. The two men are John Dye and H. Btam baugh for whom a searching party now la looking., James Melvln, chief of police of Pafntvl)lM nA J. T. RevnnMa. nro- jhlblUon . ent wer, kllled durin, the whlch followed efforU ot , j offl to octe . ,tiIi , lh aeigb. borhood of the McKenzle farm. . Man ual Fttzpatrtck, assistant chief of po lice of Palntsville, was shot three times but it is thought he will recover. Mc- Kensl was shot three time and I uexpeoted to die; He Is at the Paints- vine hospital. ' Five men are in Jail at Palntsville1 on chargea of being Implicated In the j killings. "They ar Hugh MoKenzle, J from whose cabin the ombusher fired upon the officers, and. Ray McKenzie, brothers of Pat McKensle; Tolly King, Otto Young and Dennis Blevln. These men were arrested near th seen of tbe battl by a posse. They were exonerated of blame by th statement of Pat McKenzie, who said that all of the shots wer fired by Dye and Stambaugh and the officers. In his statement McKenzie told the authorities where the still which caus ed all the - trouble was located. He aald It was on Stambaugh's farmabout two and a half mile from where the shootin occurred. . Intending lo search for a still on the McKenzie farm, the three officers had tied their horse and were walking up a ravin when Pred upon from a email cabin about fifty yarda away, accord ing to the atory told by Fttzpatrtck the aurVlvtna officer. Before the shooting the men at the cabin hailed him and his fellow officer and ordered them not to go any further In the direction they were taking, ac cording to Fltzpatrlck. A volley of shots sounded almost Immediately from the cabin, he said. Melvln fired once before being killed and Reynold shot at tha attackers several time. . Pate McKenzi aid not have time to reach safety In the cabin and waa shot three tllhea. Fltzpatrlck fired several times, he said. Another fusillade came from the cabin. Melvln fell dead with a bullet In the head and another In the Heart. Rey nolds was shot in the head and in the body. Fltzpatrlck waa atruck by buck shot in the head, arms and body. Seeing that hla companions were dead, Fltzpatrlck gave up the fight against odds and, though suffering greatly from, his wound and loss of blood, managed to ride back to Palnts ville. Immediately a posse wo form ed and hastened to the McKenzie place, which was surrounded. No re sistance wa offered by the alleged moonshiner and the three McKensies submitted to being brought to ratnts vllle and wer lodged in Jail. Pate McKenzie wa In a aerlou condition and was taken to a hospital.: The three brothers had llttl to say about the attack. . Later at their homes In the same neighborhood Blev Ins, King and Toung were arrested. The McKenzie have never been mixed up in any serious gunplay so far" as Is known, It Is said. - Chief of Police Melvln ; leaye - widow and family. Louisa "Lobacos" Lose Game to Wayne, 6 to 0 Th Wayne, W. Va bal lteam de feated Louisa last Sunday, the score being 6 to 0. Ferguson, on the mound tor Wayne, atruck out 17 men. Four run and five hits were secured off McOuIre, and two runs and four hits off Lovely. A large crowd of fans motored over to see the game. .-.'.'.'The Box 8csr. , Wsn a.-, t. h. po. a. . Burgess, 2b. .........411 0 0 0 Spurlock. If. , 1' 1 1 0 0 . Artklns 88. ........2 1 0 0 1 1 K. Mosser, rf. .......4 0 1 2 0 0 C. Ferguson, 1. 4 0 1 18 0 0 Brumtleld, of. .4 0 0 1 0 0 M. Ferguson,' c. ,.....$ 0 0 0 0 0 G. Mosser. lb. ........4 1 2 5 0 0 Bruco, 8b. ....... 2 8 0 S 0 Totala.........23 $ 9 27 4 1 Louisa -t -V" ab it h. po. a. e. Haynes, Jb. .....;... 4 0 0 1 1 0 Cain, 2b. ....... ...,.4 0 2 2 2 0 Tavener, c, lb 4 0 0 8 2 0 Short, If. , .....4 0 0 0 9 0 Lovely, cf, p. 2 0 0 6 4 0 Vetera, ss. 3 0 0 1 1 1 Burke, lb, c. ........ J 0 1 4 0 0 Wilson, rf. ... ...... .2 0 0 0 ,0 1 McOulre, p, cf. ......2 0 0 8 8 0 Totoals.......;v8l O S 24 14 2 R. H. E. Wayne ..0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 Louisa ..0 0000000 00 S 2 Struck OutBy FergUBon 17, by Me- Stolen Bams Burgess, Spurlock 2, E. Mosser. Umpire Cain and Maynard. $750 Offered for Alleged ' Slayer of Revenue Men Rewards for arrest and conviction of I Elbert Dye, alleged leader of the gang which killed J. H. Reynolds, pro hibition agent, and James Melvln, Chief of Police, near Palntsville, Fri day, now aggregate $750. Gov. Edwin P. Morrow Monday offered $500. John son county had previously offered $260. .Dye la believed to have fled to the mountains of Elliott county..', '" Miner Killed as : ; ' : , -..: - Auto Overturns Van Lear, Ky., Ang. 20. The funer al services for Earl Gillespie, a miner for the Consolidation Coal Co., here, wer held at his horn veaterdav. - Gillespie was instantly killed Sunday when an automobile- he waa driving ran over a bank on Buffalo creek and overturned. The accident occurred about three mil from Puint.uin. - ASHLAND CHILD KILLED - i building on Monday at 2:20 p. m. Rev. nniucKy aormai umege. iney uune John Bogs, aged 7, died in Ash-' coe Murray, of Park.?rsburg, W.Va., 1 10 Louisa In 1906 when the College wa land a short time ftr h. -o. hit h an automobile. He was one of ten children of John K. Boggs, who mov ed lea than a month ago from Weeks- hury, Floyd-co where Mr. Boggs i employed j..- . ' A FREE MUSICALS.' A free entertainment of high class will take place at the M. E. Church South next Tuesday night, September 0. Miss Elizabeth Spencer, who sings for - the Edison Phonograph Co', will sing and her record t-UI be used to show how true the reproduction la A fine pianist will playi the accompani ment,. ' ' '. . - . . i : PIPE LINE CUTS SOMERSET STORAGE Kentucky Producers Must Sell or Their Oil Wall Not be Run. fhe following order explains Itself To the Somerset Oil Producers: .Some of the producers and dealers in Somerset oil are holding their bal ances in our . lines to such an extent that tankage of the Cumberland Pipe Line. Company is no longer available for . such purpose. Any further in crease of credit balance will make it necessary to stop running tbe produc tion of those who wish to ship their oil or sell It for Immediate shipment. In order to prevent this slowing down of the line and curtailing of the production, It haa been decided that beginning September 1, the amount run from each lease will depend on the amount, shipped or aold to dealers who are making prompt shipments. In or der that producer may dispose of the stock now at their wells, the Cumber land Pipe Line Company will endeavor to run all oil offered at the well until September 1. FOREST M. TOWL, President, YOUNG MAN LOSES LIFE IN MINES Wm. D. HatcllIT, age 23, was killed by a fall of slate in a coal mine near the home at Clifford, this county, ten miles up Tug river on Tuesday morn ing. He was the only son of Roecoe Ratcllff, one of the best citizens of the county. -. ' - .: Bennett Salmons, aged about 46 years, was working with him and was Imprisoned behind the slate fall which killed Ratcllff. When the men were missed the neighbors went Into the mine5 and dug them out. It was a home mine and these men were getting out a winter supply for the use of their families. : ' W. D. was a son-in-law of Chas. B. Peters, and waa an industrious, hon orable young man. His death is a very sad blow to the community In which he had spent all his life. The grief-strioken family has the sympathy of all. . . .. ,: Later: More reliable Information says that Ratcliff's father and brother- in-law were. present and sitting out side ot the mine when th accident oc curred. It was a mine that had just been opened and the accident occur red within sight ot those on the out side. Hi age waa 20 and be leaves a wife and little daughter. His neigh bors say he wa one of the; best and most industrious young men whoever grew up in the community. MODERN 8TILL ATRUSSELL, Lexington, Ky Aug. 30 A- sixty gallon still declared to be one of the most modern ever taken In the state, waa seized by Deputy U..S. Marshal J. W. Davis, Sheriff Wm. Anderson and John Greenslate in Greenup county near Ruszell, Ky., Marshal Davis re ported today. . The still was operated by a gasoline' engine and the amount of labor required to operate it was de clared negligible. One man who gave hi name as Frank Engl was arrest I ri with US imllnna of mnnnahlne which waa destroyed. NEW 8T0RE MANAGER. H. R. Brlerly, who ha been manager chosen of God, it can now be said of of McKinney Steel Company for the him, he has fought the good fight, he past few years, Is moving to our town has finished -his course and has en He has a wife and little daughter. They ' tered into the Joy of his Lord. , - , will occupy the concrete -house next Edward 'Melville Kennison was born door to the Louisa Inn.- He will be of sturdy New England stock, being a store manager and stock keeper for the direct descendant of one of the' sign Justice store, .' era of the Declaration of Independence. ; ' ' ' ' . - . ... ; . PROF. KEUNISOII PASSES INTO THE GREATETERiaTY Death Ends Sufferings of This Able Teacher and '. Preacher. , 'Prof.' E. M. Kennlaon died at his, home In Louisa lost Saturday avanlur at 8:46, of Bright disease, from which be had been a sufferer for more than a year..' The end came rather sudden ly. Just after two Maaonic brother had ! ted him in walking across the "X"1; deat waa not unexpected, ( for k wa known that tbe fatal disease I reached th final stage. - . . The funeral was held in the auditor ium oi tne Kentucky Normal College , r"a cftarge of theoervivea. In eonjuno - muii wjljj io masonic iraiernuy. A large crowd wa present. Some beau tiful floral piece were sent by friends. A choir rendered some appropriate mu- ele, with special number consisting of a duet by Mrs. I 8. Johnson and Mrs. Norer Sullivan, -and a solo by Elizabeth Burg - - Rev. J. D. Bell of th M. E. Church, South, read a scripture lesson and Dr. C. F. Anderson, of th local Baptist church, offered an Impressive prayer. riev. Murray, who waa a pupil of Prof. Kennison'a. read a historical sketch of the deceased and followed with a most eulogistic and touching tribute. Then Rev. A. B. Withers, of Parkersburg. W. Va., one of Prof. Kennison' favor ite classmate, spoke In the highest term of th life and character of his departed friend. . The Masonic order then took charge of the service and conveyed the body to the cemetery on Pine Hill, where it was laid to rest. , . Following Is the sketch read by Rev'. Murray: . . .,-,,.,.'. "Edward Melville Kennison was born In Temple, Maine, June 7, 18707 fell aaleep August 27..1921, aged SI years, 2 months and. 20 days. At the age of 18 be wa converted and united with a Congregational church. He waa or dained to the work of the gospel min istry August 7, 1894 following hla grad uation from Bangor, Theological Semi nary. - Two years later he graduated from. the .National Normal University of Lebanon, Ohio, and in the same year, November 26, 1896, he waa united In marriage to Mis Nora Stant, his classmate in college. The following five years were spent in pastorates in Wes tern Pennsylvania. ' From the pastor ate he became an Instructor in the Kentucky Normal College then at Pres tonsburg and later at Louisa. He gave II years service to this school and the people of . Big- Sandy Valley In the work to which he felt definitely called of God. He had been in falling; health during the past It months, and thru it all he waa patient and self-forgetful. until quietly and peacefully he fell asleep in the Lord. , His life was one of strenuous and unceasing labor in unselfish .devotion to others. Hundreds of lives have been enricbed through personal - contact with his, and a multitude of friends sorrow in his removal." Prof. Kir.nlrci Is survived by hla faithful and devoted wife. whoBe sor row is shared by many friends, and by hundreds of men and women and boys and girls who have studied un der this able instructor. ' For 12 years Prof. Kennison was active here in teaching the Bible and was recognized as an authority on the scriptures. He taught a Bible class on Thursday evenings and the Men's Bible class at the M. E. Church South until fating health, followng influenza, forced him to give it up. Being a fine Greek . and Hebrew scholar 'he used this knowledge to get a clearer rendi tion of the scriptures. He was a re markable teacher and his loss Is deep ly felt. Quite often he supplied va cant dates In Louisa pulpits, and al ways was heard with pleasure and profit.. - . As a teacher In the higher branches of high school and college he was very thorough. He taught during long hours and was busy from early morning un til late at night- No harder worker was ever in our midst. He was as nearly an unselfish man as we have ever known. He cared nothing for the material things of life, but wrought solely to the end of helping others. He believed he was called to be a teacher and he labored Incessantly to fulfil his mission. Although only El. year old, who will say that he had not accomp lished the work ot a full lifetime? Few who live out the "three score and ten years" have done as much service. Prof. Kennison was fortunate ' In having a companion so thoroughly fit ted by education, mentality, sympathy and Ideals as Is Mrs. Kennison. To her there goes forth from this com-, munity the slncerest condolence. V. An Appreciation! By ' John Burn Horton. " - The community waa made ad Sat urday night at the announcement of the death of Prof, Edward M. Kenni son at his home here. No man has ever lived . in Louisa who was more esteemed and loved by all who knew him than Prof. Kennison. A a man He wa th youngest of a family ot five, two brothers of which atlll live in Main. 1 .. . Prof. Kennison began his education, at th age of four In the public school , of Maine, finishing High School at about th age f eighteen.. Following: that he folt. the call to the ministry and entered Bangor Theological Semi nary, ' from which he graduated in 1804. Tbe latter part of tha year 189 and 1895, he spent aa a minister in th . Congregational Church at Rockport, Maine. In 1893 be was a student at the famous National Normal Unlver- . alty at Lebanon, Ohio. From thla in stitution he gained th degree of - Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor of. ArU- While there he met and married Miss Nora Btant of Bath, Indiana, who- wa also a student at the University. The year 1896-1901 Prof, and Mrs. Kennison spent In Pennsylvania where he waa engaged in ministerial work. In 1901 they returned to the school at Lebanon for some special work and in 1902 they moved to Prestonsburg, Ky., ind became closely Identified with the. : ." -na n. labored till the fall of 1920 when he was beset by the terrible disease which ' later claimed him. . J.::-'?t: Prof. Kennison wa a man of great intellect and wide knowledge, having delved deep into -the great truth of Mlsi"(e as given by the great thinkers of all times. "That he ranked first among the educator ot Eastern Kentucky no one will deny. Hewa by endowment and habit an analytical genius and to this he owed muob of his success in teaching. He always tore apart the subject in 'hand and reconstructed it. In' hi own clear terms and gave it thus - to his pupils. ' ' He knew the value of time and. bad none,' to waste.' There was never an- idle moment with him. From dawn till far into the night, h labored, over bis school , work or pored over some work that would add to- his own. knowledge. It will surprise most peo- Die to know that in addition 'to his sohool, Sunday School and Bible Class ' work. Prof. Kennison found time, since, coming to Louisa, to earn by. corres- . pondence the honored degree of Mas-! ter of Arts, from Potomac University, and the degree of Doctor of Divinity, from Odessa unlverelty. : ' Prof. Kennison was 'an ordained; minister lit the Congregational Churoh. And though he never ceased to be a ; splendid work in the Men's Bible and It Author, as was shown by his splendid work in ' othe Men's iiiuie . Closf and the Teacher's Training Class of the M. E. Church South, ne came to know that God desired him tor a teacher and he felt that He desired him to teach in the Big Sandy Valley, This explains his tireless efforts and unceasing energy for he must- needs be about his Father's business, and with the fervor and seal of a chosen man' of God, he poured out upon all "' those who were fortunate enough' to be In hi classes, the essence, distilled by hi great mind, of his years of dil igent and careful study. Three other things claimed the same careful and consecrated devotion a his school, the church, the Masonic lodge and his home, in which he was a happy, cheerful and devoted husband and companion. " - ' 1 Pure in thought; kind in words and : deeds; unsullied in reputation; spot- : less in character: courteous In actions; devoted to all the worth-while thlnfrs of life; living for his home,, his fel lowman and hds God, he has been a blessing to the community and a ben ediction upon the live of its youth. No man has ever lived among us who ' will be more greatly missed. Indeed his death la a calamity to the entire valley.,. There will be many a tear stained eye in the heads of Big San dy' lonely creeks and hollows, where UveB some man or woman whose life and mind have been broadened and brightened by oontact with Prof. Ken nison. . - . One might question the wisdom of the Great Harvester in taking hinvand jthuB robbing tbe world of his great, mind. But his work is doubtless done. WhwOnroWB when tJhe knowledge h bestowed will cease to exert sn in fluence; who can foretell the achieve ments which the powers he set In mo- - tion, may produce; who knows to what . height his ideals may enable others to go? WJio believes but that, like the ripples of the pond when an acorn falls, they . shall go on and on to the uttermost parts of the earth?. . The body of Prof. Kennison will lie peacefully on Pine Hill, overlooking the town and the valley for which he gave his life, till he sholl rise to meet his beloved Lord, but his spirit lives to be blown on and cfn by the eame . Power which sends the gentle breeze moaning through the pine trees above ' his grave until many a heart and life.', shall be touched. And generations yet unborn shall rise up and call him blessed. ' ' A one of his old pupils, who knew; and loved him well, I can say of him, ' In the word of St. John: "Blessed are the dead which die In the Lord, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." ' V ' - CARD OF -THANKS. I wish by this means to thank every one who In anyway gave their assis tance in my great trouble. Every ex pression of sympathy whether of word or deed was received with deepest gratitude. I wlsh to mention particu larly the nurse and the men who came to our relief so willingly and who so patiently and kindly cared for my be loved husband all through the last . week of his life. . The flowers and the music and the precious words of ap preciation of him who has gone from us were also of great comfort to me. God bless and reward you all most graciously for all thW loving services." NORA 8. KENNISON.