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I 4 VOL L VII NO 9 PADUCAH KY TUESDAY EVENING JANUARY 1910 TEN CENTS PER1WEEK
SOLID FIBlD OF
4 ICE IS FLOATING
DOWN THB RIVER
I Gorge Breaks at Carrsville
and Reaches Paducah This
Morning
t Paducah Harbor is Protected
by the Island
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TENVrfSSEE IlIVEIl IS OPKV
1lTENISSEE 1l
Evansvlllc Ind Jan 11 Special
Damage for a half million was
donu by breaking of gorges In tho
lower Ohio Tho towboat Ixider 1
with a tow broko loose at Branden
burg She caught In tho Ice and Is I
Hosting down the Ohio She may bo
destroyed
Drifting in n wild Held with the
current between three nnfl four
inllen an hour huge cakes of Ico
from tho gorge that went out at
Carrsvlllo at 230 oclock yeslerday
yciiterdnyt I
morning and are pausing rapidly
down with tho swelling stream
Tho laducah harbor fortunately Is I
protected by nature as the Tennes
see Island shields Iho Kentucky
shore for some dlstanre down tho
Ohio For thin reason the wharf
boat and ateamboaU moored at tho
levee aro In n > danger and tho Ten
I 4 neiweo Is Clear of Ice fi H J
Alter holding two weeks the gorge
gave way with a crash ice In big
chunks were swept down with tho
t current but tho rapidly rising nyu 5
has allowed it to pass on without I
4 clogging A state of fifteen feet was
wBlInttalned
I attained hero today by the Ohio and I
tho Idea of a blockage Is not con
I ceived
When news reached hero yester
day all precautions wore made to
maku boats eafo and barges worn
Kollon from dangerous spots All
I AliiAIOIfR
along Ibu Olro from Carrsville to
Cairo III the news won received
with alarm At Cnvolnltock the
tug boat Knooh Taylor with a der
rick boat and barges are said to have
boon swept ashore by the Ico and
damaged about GOO At Mt Von
non Ind yesterday Ico floes swept I
down tho river and caught the tow
tOWjbOAt
boat Love and two barges At
Brandenburg tho U S dredge boat
Walker wan swept by tho gorge giv I
ing way at Wolfsvllle and was
crushed to bits wasI I
A report was received hero today
that two of tho West Kentucky Coal
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companys barges at DeKovcn were
caught In tho Ice and are being
I swept downstream at tho mercy of
the Ico
I IcoWith
With the exception of boats mov
i t I InK In the Tennessee river navlga
Iton was shut down hero today No
Ice Is being carried through the
I chuto at tho head of the island and
craft In tho Tennessee are not andI I
0 danger Tho George Cowling waa
the only boat to bravo the Ice floes
I today and mode her regular trips be
tween hero and Metropolis For the
palllI t I
I JIng J 4 here the ferryboat netllo Owen
lthrew l up tho sponge and tied up tho
Cowling handling much ot her ferry
ri business
iFllIyernen i hero expressed a belief
that the situation would be better
I tomorrow
j 1Ito Pays IIi Fine
Itoy Rudolph who was fined U50
last week In circuit court for suffer
log gambling paid his fine last night
after tho commonwealth reduced Jt
I to 118 Rudolph Is a young man
well known in the county and H I en
c gaged In tho Insurance business Ho
a 4wa taken 4n cui < ody yesterday by
l the sheriff but succeeded In paying 1
I Ms flno last night
lUNKUUPTCY PETITION1
roil iioiiEUT MOSHELL
I Robert a L Coshcll who con
ducts a saloon on North Fourth
street formerly proprietor of ho
I i Hotel Ilulvcdere through his atlor
nay R T Lightfoot flIed a petition
tj in bankruptcy In federal court today
E i giving his liabilities as 1332529
L There are no assets Among the
t1 largest creditors aro the Paducah
I Brewing company GOO J R Smith
i Son 0131 RhodesDurford com
of pany 475 and J A Rudy Sons
10850 1 Claims of IlhodesIJurford
and Rudy are secured as well as the
Brewing company A debt of 2000
to his wife Is unsecured
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Chicago Market
tMay t
May High Low Ciaif
1Wheat 11394 112U 113U
Corn CPU 68 68 9i
i I Oats 48 47 47
i Prey2192 2182 2187
Lard 1210 1200 1210
nibil llCO 1142 1147
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Paducah Now Only Salesplace ot
Planters Protective Association
in State Will Increase Trade
Must Have Larger Warehouse
Here in Which to Store
Tobacco Shipped in From
large Territory l
Paducah Is the only sales place ot
tho Planters Polecllvo association
In Kentucky and will handle close to
twelve million pounds of tobacco this
vcaion according to Chairman John
McKeagc of tho county committee
who gavo out an Interview to a re
porter for Tho Evening Sun today
Tobacco to be handled here will bo
shipped Immediately from tho cloven
counties of this district necessitat
ing the opening of another ware
house In Paducah to accommodate
tho crop Negotiation are under
way and the Auditorium rink Tenth
street and Broadway is I spoken of a9
a probable location
In order to concentrate tho west I
ern district tbo executive board has
abolished tho old sales places at
HopVnsvllle Maydeld Husupllvllle
Murray and Cadiz and the hood
quarters formerly at Clutbrle Ky
I has been moved to Clarksvllle Tenn
tho largest calosplaco of tho nwocla
lion
At n remilt all tho tobacco In west
em Kentucky grown In eleven different
I ferent counties will como to dlfI
rah to be sold Increasing tho eaten
hero millions of pounds Although I
I there III I some muprlse over the
I change there Is much grallflcnllon
that this city has been dorfgnated to
receive such an Immense amount of I
II tobacco
With lie abolition of the live Riles
places of the stale and the change In
I hoadqitarlers Padacflh Clark dlle
Tenn and Springfield Tonn oro
I the only sales places of the aSSOcla
llon and wilt care for all the
I
pledged crop
I Mr MoKtago said the majority of
I the crop would bo shipped to Padu
cah fajgeianit Jpr storing the
r hng 4iciid M additional wtrnhouto
will be necessary Mr M M Tuck
er Is In charge of the warehouse
covering half a block between First
and Second streets along Jefferson
street and ho will superintend the
I
now warehouw besides Tho caps
Ity of tho local warehouse Is 4000
hogsheads while If the Auditorium
I rink U leased and converted Into a
I warehouse It will hold the remain
der However there has been no
definite decision as to the location
Shipments of tobacco are expected
hero noxt week from all counties
They are Calloway Hallard CarlUle
Marshall Graves Hlckman Fulton
Caldwell and Uvlngslon and Oblon
Tenn Mr U N Farmer of Murray
the new salesman for Paducuh will
arrlvo next week to tako charge of the
salesrooms that bavo been practical
ly closed several month
The Sale Places
In speaking of the Importance of
tho three present salea places Mr
McKcago said Clarkevlllo handled
most of tho tubacco and lost year
13000 hogsheads were sold there I
Springfield Tenn ranks next with
Clarksvllle selling about the samo
amount white Paducah falls behind
both only a fraction Last year Pa
ducah bandied about 8460 hogsheads
while this year she will sell many
more Tho amount to bo handled at
Springfield and Clartavlllo will in
crease ths season A small amount
of the crop will como hero from Ten
nessee however
Tho action of the executive com
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I ELECTION mOT S
S I
I Boston Jan 11xm after
the polling booths In Bostons I
I city election opened today a riot
I broke out at the polls In Ward S
I eight An inspector was severe
I ly beaten and police hurried to
i the scene the riot added ex S
S i cltcmont to tho election In all S
I parts of tho CltI I
I S
S S SI S 55 5 55 S SI IS
mltloo Is regarded us practically time
severing of relations with Kentucky
Paducah booing Iho only market re
tamed In the slate What prompted
the action ot the committee la not
known but some believe that It was
tho wholesale wiling of tobacco In
the loose state to the many Important
dealers who were offering flatterlrig
prices and cash payment for every
thing In sight The association has
Ithlng steadfastly to the demand that
tobacco sold by It should be prized
and phould go through tho regular
wnrehouro channels By this method
the farmer Is forced to wait two
months or more before ho can sell
and In tho meantime ho la Probably
forced to borrow money
It Is 1 believed that tho association
decided to cut loose from the sections
where the loose leaf selling had been
most general as farmers largely
availed themiwlves of tho opportunity
to get good caih prices on tho loose
loaf doors A reconsideration of the
aclloh has been rumored but It Is
not likely to hike place as full ar
rangements have been made and ofll
cons at the places abandoned let out
A meeting < Sf the McCrackcii coun
ty cornmtlco will bo held here tho
second Saturday of next month but
nothing of especial Importance will
come up
Sidewalk Cares In
Chicago Jan l1Tho sidewalk
on tho State street aide of the Bos I
ton store caved In at noon Tho
police announced ono dead four ser
iously Injured Thirty went down
Tho dead man Is Frenchy PJnaud
who was working under the side
walk when a piece of flagging crush
ed him Three women and ono man
were seriously hurt
LRGE FACTORY
SEEKS LOOM
I
COMMERCIAL CMII WILL MEET
TONinilT TO CONSIDER
PROPOSITION
Paducah may secure a largo fac
tory For that purpose of Inquiring
Into the proposition the Commer
clal club will meet tonight A man
from a northern state whoso name
s withhold Is in the city and will
confer with the members of the club
tonightAt
At present ho baa a factory that
Is doing a ouccewful business but
ho desires to Increase tho capacity
of the plant and Is seeking a new lo
cation with better facilities He has
tho plans drawn for the new plant
which will bo 400 feet long Many
people woud be employed and it
would afford a good market for
growers In the vlclnlly ot Paducah
fsychic Mystery JVo
Longer Mystifies Him
St Louis Mo Jan 11Jesso H
Tourvlllo psychic expert who re
cently proposcJa plan to dispel l tho
fogs of Londoq > and also claimed ho
Invented a storage battery of unus
ual power shot himself ata down
town corneD today Tho bullet went
through his stomach and hospital
physicians say ho probably will die
lie bad ft varied career He recent
ly lodged his brothers in a book
store where he worked as sales
man Financial dtftlculllcs and
separation from his wife are sup
A Comparison of the Circula
tion of The Sun for Two Years
t
December 1907 average 3819
December 108 average 512G i
December 1909 average aGOG
This is the largest circulation
west of Louisville
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I
posed to bo the causo for tho deed I
Tourvlllo believed a strange psychic I
force created strife between himself I
and wife and prevcnt d his obtain
ing employment He was prominent
In psychic affairs His friends credit
him with unusual powers lie recent
ly told the police eastern Influ
ences wero working against tho
commerce of St Louis Ho thought
ho saw a man hero who was In tho
center of the plot
SELLING LIQUOR TO
MINORS IS CHARGED
Charged with selling liquor to
minors nnd violating the local op
tion law Pink Matthews was ar
rested this morning by Constablo A
C Shelton and Patrolman Henley
Franklin Matthews was ut the Utr
Ion station when the officers caught
him and placed him in tho county
jail in default of bond He was In
dueLed by the grand jury
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AUDITOR REPORTS
CITYS FINANCES
FOR FISCAL YEAR
Taxes and Licenses Increase
Floating Debt Wiped Out
Balance Left
Only Overdrafts Caused by
Improvements t
HOW DEPARTMENTS OPERATE
If all private business concerns
could show as clean a sheet tItian
daily as the city of Paducah does at
tho end of thc fiscal and calendar
year 1909 there would be no cause
for worry about prosperity According
to tho report just completed l > y < Prof I
John D Smith acting auditor and
City Treasurer George Walters i
With few departments overdrawn
and Ihove to meet unanticipated con
tingencies such AS the smallpox epi
demic or tho bormaocnt improve
meats to tho light plant the River
side hospital the new flre station and
the city hall addition tho city closes I
with an actual cash balance of 30 I
34239 and this is after paying off
the last of the floating debtl1 I
02447
02447In
In conclusion Professor Smith Bays
there are on the books no bills pay
able for renewcl and no borrowed I
money Profenor Smith said City I
Auditor Alex Kirkland has kept a j
clean set of boks and the accounts
are In first clans shape i
Thl Detail
The details of the report are in I
terestingTho I
Tho bonded Indebtedness of the I
city Is shown to be 535400 Against
this there Is deposited at 4 per cent
Interest a lnklrg fund of 5448542
The license collection Increased 33
percent during the year and the tax
collections Increased 1 0 per cent
The pchools received Including un
paid balance Jf 7S152 from the
revenues collected In 1909
A summary of the city finances
shows
Bal Jan 1 1P09 4219
Collections 2S522552
Disbursements 26313935
Dal Jan 1 1909 1912830
This last balance omits checks
amounting to 1721439 received
December 31 and not cashed until
Jatitmary
Collections
Collections during the tear were
1908 prop tax 1C81C21
Penalties 35079
3507985C5
Poll tax 85C5
Rack taxes 233349
1909 prop tax 10404117
Penalties 45900
Poll tax 22C800
Street department 10113
Licenses 7016601
Market rent 483585
4835859D25
Engineer 9025
Fines 742937
Scales 77975
Oak Grove 241500
241500C55521
Hospital C55521
City pound 3400
Rentals 6000
Wharfage 83825
Sundries 1579S8
Fire Dept 7500
Total 28522652
Disbursement 1
Tho way departments kept within
their apportionments Is responsible to
a great extent for tho years balance
For Instance the street department
while making permanent improve
moats trying the experiment with oil
fixing the levee and paying attention
to the dust nuisance actually saved
1036240 out of Its appropriation
for tho year The police department
pont lesj than Its appropriation by
32811 nnd tile old contingent fund
on which extraordinary drafts usually
fall went through the jear with n
balance of 746386 to the good
Most other departments showed a
slight baiance The city hospital
made permanent Improvements the
fire department bought a large
amount of hose the addition to the
city hall was erected the lighting
plant built a flack and installed a
INSURGENTS ARE
NOT TO BE FOOLED
DECLINE TO WALK INTO THE
CAUCUS IN OBEDIENCE TO
IIOUSK WHIP
Washington Jan 11The broad
breach between the organization
in the house aud the Insurgents wid
ened Last night It was evident that
ffvmllnued on Palo Four
lords Are Load For Conservatives
to Carry in Election in England
and Liberals Are Feeling Certain
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S I S I S S I S I S S S I
S I
S CHUCK DIES 5 I
S Butte Lont Jan 11Char s
S lot eighty years old heredi S
S tary Flathead chief is dead at S
S his home at ArIes lIe was S
S last of the great chieftains lie S
S left much property S
S S
S5S 5SISSSSSSIS
boiler and the sanitary fund had to
deal with an epidemic of smallpox
Consequently tho following overdrafts
appear and are more than made up
by balances In other departments
which revert o the city treasury to
be reapportioned In the new budget
Fire department 182528 lighting
plant 88737 city hall 435123
Riverside hospital 419698 said
tary 177102
The finance of the departments
bow the following condition
Dept App Spent
Salaries 1800000 1GS47CC
Streets 3200000 21C37CO
Fire Dept 3200000 3382528
Police 3000000 2907189
Light plant 1150000 1238737
Wutor 1180000 1187890
Real estate 100000 800
City Hall 100000 99200
Oak Grove 400000 412823
New Cemty 200000 12550
Charity C00000 569109
Riverside 1000000 1419698
Sanitary C00000 7771 C2
Parks 500000 500000
Boneral 600000 438750
Contingent 1000000 253014
Suits 400000 302181
faxes 440000 440000
Interest 250000 2339753
fUtg debt 1102447 1102447
Sink Fund SiOOOODl 800000
Library 450000 450000
Schools 3078153 3C78152
Aldennarilc Committees
Democratic aldermen mot last
night and held their caucus for the
committees On all of the commit
t tees In their power to appoint two
Democrats and ono Republican was
placed The Democrats wore kind
enough to place Alderman Will Far
hey as chairman of the relief com
mittee a commlttee that rarely
makes a rtport on anything
The committees named by tho Dem
ocrats are
Ordinance Lackey Potter and
HnnkStreetPottor
Street Potter Stewart and Van
Meter
License LackeyStewart and Oebl
schlaeger
schlaegerRailroad
Railroad telegraph and telephone
Potter Lackey and Oehlscblaeger
Light and waterStewart Lack
ey and Van Meter
Hospital sewer and sanitary
Stewart Lackey and Hank
Relief Farley Potter and Lackey
Al Foreman president of tbo coun
cll has not announced his commit
tees and probably will not do so un
til the next meeting
THE COAL SHORTAGE IN
CHICAGO IS RELIEVED
Chicago Jan 11Tho shortage
of coal Is relieved and tho weather
Is moderating Railroads make coal
preferred freight even above live
stock and 120000 tons arrived to
day Normal conditions are promised
In a few days
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HYIATORS S FIND
EVERYTHING WBLL
EXPECT TO 1JREAK HIGH AND
ENDURANCE RECORDS AT
LOS ANGELES ATII II
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Los Angeles Jan 11Tbo feat
ure of todays aviation pogram is
speed races among Curllss Paulhan
MassonMlscarol Hamilton and Wll
lard Climatic conditions are excel
lent Paulhan has high hopes of es
tablishing a height record possibly
4000 feet Wlllards friends claim
ho mado a mile and 650 yards In
123 a new worlds record but ex
perts who watched the flight say he
covered only a mile Tho record
probably will not be allowed
CENTRAL LABOR UNION
BUYS FOOD WHOLESALE
Lacrosse WIs Jan 11To reo
lieve laborers of the high cost of liv
ing the central trades and labor coun
cil bought a carload of flour to sell
to members at wholesale prices rav
ling them 15 cenhHl sack It will buy
other necesslticB at wholesale and dma
Irlbuto by the tame plan It Intends
to establish a cooperative bakery
Peers Denounce Land Tax
and Proposal to Abolish
House of Lords Conserva
tives Ignore it
London Jan 11 Todays cam
paigning Is decidedly in favor of the
Liberals throughout England They
claim a solid majority north and
west of a line drawn from Plymouth
to Birmingham to Kings Lynn
They admit tho outcome Is doubtful
In eastern England London and
South England are betting even
though the Conservatives claims are
stronger Conservative leaders got
to work today to undo tim barm
wrought there by tho unwise utter
ances and tactics of peers whose
denouncing the land tax features of
tho budget and time Liberal demand
for the abolition of tho houso of
lords Conservatives now ignore
these issues concentrating their
energy on the German peril Bet
ting on the stock exchange still
lIghtly favors tho Conservatives
EUGENE GRAVES
ON COMMITTEES
ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF AS
SIGNMENTS IN TilE hOUSE
TODAY
Frankfort Ky Jan 11 SpecI I
ial Representative Eugene Graves
of McCracken county Is on thin fol
lowing committees public morals
state prison reform judiciary 1
public utilities railroads Insurance I j
education No 2 He is chairman I i
ot the criminal law committee
There was a fightto tire senate to
day over the rules proposed by the 4
senate committee which resulted In
tho rules being turned down by a
vole of 21 Iol2 Tho majOrity of
the senate seemed to think tho rules I
placed too much power in the hands I I
of the rules committee Other rules
must be adopted I
In the house a scrap camo u over
the resolution ot the rules coj milteo t I I
to appoint extra help and the resolu
then llnnlfy was adopted by a vole of
47 to 46 Tho new rules place the
rules committee in charge of the I
house affairs for tho last 15 days In I
stead of 10 1
The house committee appointed toJ J
confer with the stale officials about i
rig money to pay the legislators an
nounced it did not favor borrowing
from the school fund but refused to
offer any suggestions
In the Senate
Frankfort Ky Jan 11Senator
Burnam offered and the senate adopt
ed a resolution placing 100 copies of
the governors message In the hands
of senators reaJ for mailing
Senator Mathews offered a bill re
quiring reporting to county boards
and city boards of health of all cases
of tuberculosis and the same be
looked I after
Senator Ryan offered bills as fol
lows To regulate sale of opiates
requiring presclpUbns to add fowls
to tho law punishing cruelty to ani
mals to authorize tho fiscal court of
Jefferson county to supplement the
salaries of circuit judges and the
commonwealths attorney
Senator Arnell offered a bill to
Continued on pace I
Zbyszco is a Wonder
Chicago Jan 11Zbyszc threw
Cutler twice in an hour last night
lie says now lie will go after Gotch
Local enthusiasts think ho is better
than Hackenschmldt and will give
Gotch a hard rub
County Medicos Meet
The first regular meeting ot the
MCCracken Medical society will be
held Wednesday night at the Wom
ans club Dr Delia Caldwell will
discuss Anatomy of tho Pelvic Or
gans Dr P H Stewart will dis
cuss Inflammation of the Uterus
F The Weather J I
ForraiAt for Puducnii nnd vicinity I
Partly clcmdy tonight and Wednes I
day wanner tonlgHt The lowest i
temperature today uos 17 and the
highest 12
I Illinois Wilmington Jan 11
FaIr nnd wntiuor W ln tlnfI I I I
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PYTHIAN KNIGHTS
WILL CELEBRATE
ON ANNIVERSARY
Committee is Appointed to
Make Arrangements For
Date in February
Odd Fellows Will Banquet
Tonight
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FIUTEKNITY HOARD MEETS
The local lodge Knights of Pyth
las at the regular weekly meeting
tlngllonday
Monday night decided to hold a cole
bration of tim anniversary of the
orders institution some time In Feb
ruary The date of the anniversary
falls on February 19 but the cele
bration does not necessarily have to
be held at that time A committee
was appointed to make all the neces
sary arrangements and the occasion
will bo ono In keeping with the 1
lodges reputation for holding pleas 3
ant social meetings
Odd Fellows Banquet
Tho Odd Fellows will have big
doings In Mechanlcsburg tonight
Tho regular meeting of the lodge
will be held with the first degree
as a special feature followed by a
social session and smoker The Un
ion degree team will exemplify the
ritual This will be the first visit
made since its organization All the
members of the order In the city
havo been extended J an Invitation
and there will T lie a large 1 Attendance
Tho session will close with a ban
quet s
Fraternity Directors Meet
Tho board of directors of the Ma
sonic and Odd Fellows building will
neot tonight at the Fraternity build
ng to elect officers for the ensuing
year Tonight is also the regular
neellrig nlghror thu Royal J Arch
chapter
Soldier Hanged for Murder
Kansas City Jan UPrlvnte
Charles ONeill of the Fourteenth
nfantry sentenced by the federal
ourt at Kansay City Kas today was
banged for the murder of MinnIe
charbora a Fsinch maid employed
> ya Fort Lea von worth officer
Police la Stop Snowballing
Complaints were made to Chief of
Police Singery today over the obnox
Ious fun of school boys In snow
balling everyone passing a school
house during recess noon hours and
at the dismissal of school in the af I
ternoon At the request of many
the chief will bay a patrolman on
hand at each school at these hours
to quell the practice and protect
passersby I
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She Was a IrJil n r
Chicago Jan HTho DeJanon
girl told Inspector Wheeler today
the story of her travels with Cohen
which she prefdced with the declara
tion I have won my point though
I had to leave home to do it I
want to be free She tearfully told
of a lack of companionship of her
own age and restrictions so close
she felt like a prisoner
Philadelphia Jan 11 Detectives
with a warrant for abduction have
gone to Chicago to get Cohen
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STATUE TO GENERAL LEW
WALLACE IS UNVEILED
Washington Jan 11IndllU1l1 was
joined by the rest of tho nation in
honoring Gen Low Wallace when
tho statue of the famous soldier
statesman and author was unveiled
In Statuary hail John P McGraw
Wallaces chIef of staff In the Civil
war presided Low Wallace Jr IL
grandson unveiled tn statue Tho
presentation wue by William Allen
Woods the acceptance by Governor
Marshall An original poem by James L
Whltcomb RIley was read There
were addresses by Senator never +
idge A J Rustem of the Turkish
embassy and W H Andrews dele
gate from NOW Mexico
MR 110 IA JIEIIOUT IS
LOCATED IN LOUISVILLE
Mr Louis L llebout Is In this
city this week He is now located
In Louisville as assistant general
state agent for the Consolidated Cast
uality company of Chicago Mr J
bout left hero last l summer and wer f
to Texas to locate but the first TJ
the year he received a flattering rIfer J
for from this company to come
Kentucky and ho accepted m
headquarters will be in Loulsv
and lila duties will take him all o
the stale Mrs Bebout Is in Sal
tents but will join Mr Bebout
BeboutI
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