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Meeting Called to Ascertain
t Iii All Agree to Construe
lion ol Statute
Solicitor Campbell Standing
No compromise or arrears 10I
franchise taxes of Paducah corporations I
ations han been suggested or con
sidered said Mayor James V Smith 4
this mornin Klther they owe thlI I
money or they do not Wo held a I
meeting yesterday afternoon In the I
law office of City Solicitor Campbell
In the Fraternity building with rep
resentatives of the corporations to
sea It I wo could agree upop the con
ttructlon of the statute and agreed
lt to hold a mooting Wednesday night
at tho city hall with the board of j
s oldiet P I
Campbell t will state what ho appre
bends the law to bo and attorneys t
for the corporations will give their I
opinions 1 hope tho statute Is so I
plain that there can be no mlsunder
standing There Is no disposition on I
the part ot tho city to extort money
from these concerns that does not I
legally l belong to tbo city and on the
other hand there Is no indication of t
an Intention on the part of their
officials to withhold from tbo city
money legally duo It Is a how ques t
lion and of cqursc must bo consid I
4s 4 ered by tho officials who are re C
sponsible to their stockholders before
fore paying out money Vo cannot I
w make a demand on the corporations
until wo have the data and know
O exactly bow much Is duo Then then i
will bo nothing for us to do but to
w Insist on paymotit and I think what
ever Is due will bopl hl without I
Telephone Company IVthl Up I
Some of the corporations have
paid all the money according to the
assessment of the stain board otbcrs
have paid according to tbo city as
sessment lower than that ot the
state and others which halo not
been assessed by the city at nil ha8I I
not paid anything One largo Item
will come out of tbo anticipated I
back assessment as published Int t
The Evening Sun yesterday ThoI
East Tenneueo Telephone company c
I whlrh has no city franchise and operI I
ales under a state grant now In liti
gation pays Its regular franchlwj toxI I
e annually on the state valuation with
r out protest This eliminates from
t tho total 120840 annually since
1904 at the rate of U85 on tho
100 This Is a third of the total
amount anticipated The company
does not appear In the clly assess t
ment but It has been paying the ltyr r
treasurer and owe only for 1909
which is I Just come due
City Solicitor Campbell stands pat
on his construction Jot tho statute i I
and Insists that the corporations
have nothing to do but to par the
back assessment for five years to the
full amount of tho state valuation
1 LhneAtono Rtrtrnhllt
A carload of screenings from the I
Princeton quarry of the Kaltcrjohn 1
Gorttmctlon company was received
In the city today for local gardnera I I
who aro iiilt < It tor fertilizing their
+ 1 lands Theto screenings are recom
1 mended highly by the agriculture do
partment at Washington as a fortlU
Uor laid one of the gardners to
day I have used it with great euc
eras mytttlf and a number of my
neighbors aro going to do tho tame
thing this season The Him rtono Is
Ideal for renewing the roll and tho
use of it is simple and easy as well I I
as very
economicalfiJ I
Ath Wednwday will ibo obsonedl
tomorrow Tho St Franrts do Sa < es
OathoMo tliurch will havo scrvlcei at I
8 oclock in tho morning and 730 0 tj
night Theme well l also be corvceo
held every Wodncsdaoi and Friday I
ewtitng nt 730 during Lomt The
Greco FJltOOJlc1l church well hold
communion eorvJco at 11 oclock boldI I
owning ronlco nt 730 Swvtow
l olbo held every Tuesday and I
Thursday fit 4 oclock and every Wed
nesday and Friday at 7r30 during t
1 Lont Ohio German Lutheran church
the da with preachSns
wlt obsonxv day C preacl1nI
eerJco at 745 Tho Rev WlUJewn l
roUter pastor will preach on The I
Passion of Christ Ah Wc < lnopdaii >
Is tha flret dil ji ot Lent WednopdapEo I
called from a ouMom It tliq Roman
ostholdc dl1lrcll or ppntnkMng aahee
oa the forehead of penitent l8J l j
J n >
President Taft Says Thatcher is
Not to Get Governorship of Canal
Zone But Some Other Fat Position
Percy Haly Announces From
Washington That He Will be
Candidate For Governor ol
Washington D C Feb 8
SpeclalJ Taft said J I
today that ho could not give
Thatcher the governorship of
the Panama Canal zone but
would do his best to secure him
a little 10000 per year job In
1 the canal zone
Washington D C Feb 8
SJltClnllercy Italy today
declared that ho would bo the
Democratic candidate for gov
Rperlal Message
Recommending legislation to vall
date the claims of Injured employes
of the government disabled whllu
working on the Panama canal before
the passage of tho employers liabil
ity act President Taft today trans
mlntted a short pedal message to
congress Ho reviews several cases i
In which deserving applicants wero
unablo to obtain old because of the I
form of the law and discussed ad
versely the clause providing that
death claims must bo filed with tbo I
secretary of commerce and labor
within 90 days from the date of
death The melllake argues that a
brent Injustice Is being done families
of Spanish employee on the Panama
Canal because Ut their inability to I
file claims within the time limit toI I
Plilli > tiliic Job
The president lay font to the
lervato the following nominations I
Ir gOt of Philippine Island
Ne ion > Vf Gilbert of Indiana and i I
member of Philippine commission I
and wrvtary of commerce and poI
lice Charles D Elliott of Minne
sota 3Llnne1
Wont Prom Corporation iimI I
Tho federal Incorporation bill
which was Introduced In congress Is
not to bo pressed for passage at this
cession If the bill should bo passed
President Tart has stated his will
ingness to stand na Its sponsor and
to take tho responsibility for having
recommended Further than this
tho president told several callers to
day that ho would not make the In
corporation bill an administration I
measure lie declared ho felt he had no
right to do BO and that It did not l
ffVntlnucd on rage Four
Inc Illrlinnl Penn
Kay Ky Feb 8 Special
Min Richard Penn 39 years old dl d
Arts morning after an Illnons with
tnauraonla Sho Is mirvivvd by her
lusband and two cWldivji Tho burial
411 take place tomorrow monidng
roe funeral wffll take place at tho
Daptifet church at Oscar
Tobacco Sales
At Dohmers loovo leaf l tobacco
wan > tiou t today 2000 pounds of f
tobacco were offered and solo and
there were no rejections Tho
prices paid wore 920 for high and
430 for low making an average
price of S1C per hundred pounds
coMiim FOIL noxoits
IXext Friday evening the primary
oratorical contest for the selection
of a representative ot the High
school will bo hoM at the JHgh
school auditorium This aftcrnoau
tho four candidates met and drew
for places on the program Tho
program will be
Toe Pioneer Olarvln Sills
H Plurlbus Unum PJttman
Tho Ideate of the Old and New
SOllth11iM Stella Anderson
1 Knowledge Is tho Principal Fac
tor of ProgressDavld Humph
Boys ItelooNwl on Itobatlon
On condition that they will be
good Gene Scott and George Kerr
nay two colored lads charged with
stealing six empty beer bottles i wore
released yesterday afternoon by
County Judge Alben W Barkley
Nobody appeared to prosecute he
ads and they promised to report
every Monday morning at 9 oclock
on their conduct for the post week
OiithliS promUo Judge Barkley per
mlttwl them to go free
Ii Select Ion by Council of City Deposi
I tory llasla of Charge
Pittsburgh Feb 8Tho Alle
gheny county grand Jury lato today i
returned conspiracy lndlct iat < >
osAlnst County Tax Collector Max
Leslie l E II Jennings president of
the Columbula National bank
Charles Stewart former councilman
and F P Nicola a retired capitalist
Tho Indictments grow out of the I
wkctlon Ky councils of city deposi
tories ln < 1908
IJobn H Hay postmaster at Sedalia
Oeuvre county was arrested by El
wood Neul deputy United states mor
difcl and brought to Paducah on tho 1
charge of embezzling over a hundred
dollars of tho government funds He
will wwho cxaairinaUon and give
American Patch the horse that
deceased will present coma > to mo at
was revolved at his new home last
night from Minneapolis The arrival
of the horse of blue blood was a
great occasion for the farmers of
McCracken and BaMard counties
some farmers driving 30 miles to get
a peep at tho proud possession of
Mr Nuchofe The horfo which Is a
sire of Dan Patch made tho trip In 1
a special hone car and was treated
as royally as o king While In Min
neapolis Mr NuchoU was offered
50100 for the horse but tho offer
was refused
Student Storm Jail
and Release Mater
Obcrlln 0 Fob 8A crowd of
lOberlln college students today Ivroko
Into tho Oberlin city prison mId re
leased two student co arrested lost
night on charges of Intoxication
They wrecked the Jail and escaped
The affairs leading to the Jail de
livery began with the expulsion of
Robert Waters of Cincinnati a stu
dent at Obcrlln academy on changvu
of general misconduct Aibout a dozen
otudon < went with Waters to EljTa
last night to celebrate his departure
The party returned on the tote Cleve
land car and Police Judge Summer
IA Comparison of the Circula
tion of The Sun for Two Years
January 1908 182
January 19095150
January 1910 6SO
This is alto largest circulation
west of Louisville
arrested Waters and L D Honr 2311
la student In tho musical conserva
tory and lodged them div the city
IIprhon II
Taylor Pryor colored who recent
ly confessed to breaking Into Gra
hams tobacco worthouto and stealing
five samples of tobacco was held to I
the grand jury In police court today
Ithe was released from custody on his I I
own recognizance Another loss orI I
tobacco samples was reported to Uio
police today by < M Ik Nauh at the
Western District warehouse thel I l
and Jefferson streets Ho said four
samples were stolen a few days fOUrj
each bolus tagged and bearing num
bees The police arc utlll Investlgat
I lug the robberies InvestlgatI I
No Jurisdiction
Frankfort Ky Fob 8 Special i
Tho appellate court ileclded It hash
m > Jurisdiction over court bolow ttur
J circuit courts
courtsw vy
w 5
General Manager of Million 1
Dollar Corporation His
New Responsibility
His Paducah Store Not in the
Co Harrr Cy Rhode was elected
vice president and general manager
of a = l200 < M0 + corporation last J
week 11
At a meeting of the stockholders 11
In nine of the allied RhodesBurford I
stores at St Louis last week the
Indhldual corporations were merged
into one organization with a capital t
ization of a minion and two hundred t
tlroiifaml dolktrd r
Tho stores affected by the deal are
two In Louisville one id Now Al i
bany one ID Jefferaonvllle one Int
Indianapolis one In St Louis one
In East St Louis one ID Cairo IlLE
one In Danville HI and one InI I
Mound City III The Paducah store E
and three others were not involved t
in the mYfgCrI
h I
The stores controlled by theI
stockholders In this corporation and c
allied concerns make one of the big
gent retail organization in the coun
try which had Its Inception only a
few years ago Tho great growth
and expansion of the interests attest
to the ability of the mel behind I
them and the selection of Col Harry
Rhodes to haw general supervision I
over the entire list oi stores far the I
new corporation Is but a fitting 1
testimony to his genius for organize 1
tion and execution
The other officers In the new cor 1
poration are L F Hurt of India
nnpoJls president Q W Moran I
St Louis second vice president
Giles B VanClcave LontevHle secreI I
I tary and L F Standlford Louis
yule treasurer
Col Harry Rhode will leave to 1
morrow night for Loubvlllo on busi 1
ness connected with the new com 1
pany and will be absent from Paduj j
cab the greeter part of this year at
tending to the duties of his new orI I
nee < I
Of course I shall remain In Pa
ducah he said to a reporter for
The Evening Sun today The town j
lis too good for me to think of bony
lag and the growth of our business 4
here esiwclally the past row months 1
Is a feature that win not permit of 4
auca an Idea as being away too i
Mr Amos Rhodes the eldest Eon
of Colonel Rhodes has been elected
secretary of tho Paducahi store and
Is assistant to his father In the
management of It
Engineer Killed
SholbyvWe Ky Feb 8 Special
The engineer was killed and three
trainmen slightly hurt when a pas
semger train on the Southern ran
Into on open switch and collided with
a freight train at Waddy Many poo
sonigors were shaken up and bruised
Fine XRay
The finest Xray machine In west
Kentucky iras been purchased for
Rdversldo hospital from an Indhrn
apolis firm by the Uodlee Hospital
Supply association of which Mrs
James WefflUs is president Tho ma
cMno cost In tho neighborhood of
800 and will be tho first for the
hospital l Tho ladies of tho league
have dpflayed much zeal In their
work for the betterment of the hos
pital and during the past have pur
chhsed wheel chairs Instruments for
tho public ward and other useful I
articles Tho purchases arc made out
ot their own funds
Bole were opened yesterday after
noon for the furnishing of 1OO < X
yards of dirt necessary to widen the I
approach at the Clarks river bridge i
Owing to tho fact that the bids were 1
not uniform tho awarding of tho con
tract was left ppen until tho figures
1tract be reduced to the samo basIS
and compared > Some of the blddora I
other bids were i much for each I
iord UJioffldallj < lis said that for
mer MaKlstrnto Sanilefa Brooks Ilkojy
will got tho contract aslt has been
figured that his bid te 6 lower than
tho gild of George Gardner
Tho contract for mJdng the con
crete wall of tho IwWiro higher was
not awarded either It fo thought
that the contracts w11 t > e let some
time this w kj
Suit For Creditors of Atkins Estate
Decided in Court of Appeals This
Afternoon Deeds Are Set Aside
The Waggoner Bill Divorcing S
Saloons and Grocery Stores S
is Reported Favorably in
Frankfort Ky Feb 8 Special
The appeal of T J Atklmr trustee
against the Globe Dank and Trust I
company from the McCracken cir
cuit court was affirmed today by the
appellate court The appeal of T J
Atkins and others against the Globe
Bank and Trait company was re
Roth suits followed ca the result
of the late T J Atkins transferring
his property to his heirs Suit was
filed In circuit court by the Globe
Dank and Trust company the First
National bank and the Old State
National bank of Evansvllle to set I
the transfers aside Within four
months Mr Atkins took the bank
rupt law and Trustee Arthur Y
Martlm + filed suit to set aside the
deed and bold the property for tho
benefit of all of the creditors Instead
of for three creditors in the first
suit In the circuit court In the suit c
filed by the trustee tho deed was set Ic I c
aside but the property was held for I
the three banks Trustee Martin
appealed the case while the Atkins
helm took an appeal In the other I
Tho legislature
Frankfort Ky Feb 8 SpecialI I
In the house today the Colson bill
requiring certain qualifications for
ralno foreman was favorably report
ed The bill is expected to minimize
mine accidents The time of tho
house was taken up with reports on
bills Tho senates time was taken
up In reading and referring bills
The liouso committee favorably
reported tho Waggoner bill to di
vorce groceries and saloons
in ho House
Among the new measures were the 1
following 1
ClayTo protect bank deposits by
creating a state banking board to I
be composed of tho governor lieu
tenant governor commissioner of ag
rlculture state treasurer and state 4
Blair Appropriating fGOG42 for I
tha payment of traiupbrtatlpii otI I
the Kentucky atato guard to tho t c
worlds fair encampment In 1904 I
Owinge Defining gift enterprises
and providing penalties for the same
Drooks Docking the salary of
circuit judges absent from their du 1
ties of their own volition more than
one week
Carson Regulating the hours of
labor and the sanitary conditions to
be observed In bakeries and confec
tioneries Clay Providing for establishment I
of plant and distribution of bog 1
cholera serum
Weber Regulating libraries In
Second and Third class cities
Weber Providing for payment of
bands out of money la charge
CountsAmending act relating
to Inquests for lunatics and Idiots
Welth Authorizing employment t
of peace officers by Sixth class towns
Ktalr Appropriating money to
pay railroad fares of Kentucky state
guard to St Louis worlds fair In
Brooks Authorizing fiscal courts I
to purchase books stationery teIIS I
needed for official business
Drooks Amending Section 4121
Carrolls Kentucky statutes 1909 I
referring to county court clerks
Drooks Amending provision of
Continued on Page Six
Taft Receives Indians
Washington Feb 8SQnlltor
Curtis of Kansas today introduced
to President Taft eight Kaw Indians
attired In gorgeous native costume
One carried a shining tomahawk
while another fanned himself vigor
ously with an eagle feather fan
runners Union Meeting
State Secretary R L Darnett of
tho Farmers Union will leave to
morrow for Fredonla where a coun
ty union meeting will bo held Thurs
day Friday a meeting will be held
In Marion and Saturday a special
meeting of the members of the un
ion at Sullivan In Christian county
Mr Dnrnett wilt return Saturday
Shirtwaist Strikers Will Return to
IShirtwaist I Work Tomorrow
Philadelphia Feb 8Pooce liar
ling been declared between the shirt
waist manufacturers of this city and
their striking employes today for
the first time In eight weeks the
pollcq were not called upon to arrest
strikers The operatives Jrlll return
to work toraomiw
r i3J >
Charles Wrtls who cJalmeA
to have found 5000 In gold <
while digging the fou11dllUon for
a mill In Daflard county over a
tear ago has been adjudged a
lunatic and will be plaioed In the
S asylum Many people have nl
i ways doubted Wells story of
S 1 finding tho money Wells was
1 from Groves county
It is reported that N P Blauvelt
will be elected to the vicepresidency
of the Illinois Central railroad suc
ceeding I G Rawn who resigned
several months ago to become presi
dent of the Monon railroad Mr
Blauvelt Is comptroller of the Erie
Fire Station Work Resumed
Work on the new Central fire sta
lion has begun again as more brick
arrived yesterday afternoon from St
Louis and was delivered this morn
ing It Is hoped by Chief Wood that
there will bo no further delay in the
brick work that has been checked
time and again by nondeliveries of
the yellow brick
liny1 KtherldRC Crippled
The leg of IJUHe Ray the hgo
tho 9yeoroU son ot hge EUwridsss
6f Sixteenth lad Jones streets was
amputated jcolerday It wes thought
at first that the Injury was not ear
ous but complications developed and
now the lad l will ba crippled lor life
The foot wag amputated as the jewrU
of an accident on the railroad It IfI I I
claimed by some that too lad iras
wblking across the tracks when a
ttting of cars ran him down but rail
road men assert tho boy was climbing
on cars when he tiMppexJ and the foot
was caught by the wheels
fend Penetrated Palate
Sharpe Ky Feb 8 Special
Little Edna Phelps three years old
suffered an unusual accident yester
day afternoon when tier palate was
pierced by a pencil She was walk
Ing about her home end had a pencil
In her mouth at the time Sho fell
and the crayon pierced the palate
and protruded through her nose Dr
O A Eddleman dressed the injury
which is not regarded as serious
The girl is the daughter of Mrs Eula
Chief Singery Occupies Mayors Old
Office Chances At City
Mayor James P Smith Is now oc
cupying his new office on the third
floor of tho city hall having moved
In yesterday afternoon The office I
is elegantly furnished add the offi
clal head of the city has a private I
sanctum adjoining the office
The old office on tho first floor
formerly occupied by the mayor Is
being assumed by Chief of Police
Henry Singery Chief Singery will
havo a private office back of the
main office Telephone No2 will
be Installed In the chiefs office
while the other will bo used by pa
trolmen to report over aa usual
Tho old police office will bo taken
charge ot tomorrow by paperhangers
and after U is completed it will be
occupied by City Assessor J W Orr
The now aldermanic chamber on the
third floor Js ready for occupancy
nnd the board of aldermen will meet l
In the now quarters Thursday night
Chicago Market
May High Low vss
Wheat 110 109 4 11 + 0
Corn COQ 65 H COtS t
Data 46 < v 46yr > C6
Pro 2145 25
Lardx125 312 1225
It1119 11119 M 42 1087
Starts Investigation Into Ex
pense 01 Maintaining In
Member 01 Beard Explains
January Expenses
The expensq of maintaining River
side hospital will bo Investigated by
a special committee of the general
council that was appointed last
night It Is said that it the com
mittee finds tho expense account can
be reduced a recommendation along
this line will bo made by the com
mittee to the hospital board Tbo
committee will also investigate ru +
mors of other cdndUlbns at the d
institution 7J7 lt ld l l li 1 ffi4 f r jdi +
According to Chairman GeOrge
Hannln of the finance committee of
the lower board the bills have been
growing every month until January
when the accounts presented for pay
ment reached the maximum The
total accounts for that month were
143210 At the last meeting of
the financo committee the matter
was discussed and It was decided to
look into the matter President
Foreman of the council last night
appointed Councilmen Duvall Han
nln and Horton as a committee
from that board
When Dr Horace Rivera secre
tary ot the hospital board was seen
by a reporter for The Evening Sun
today he was tree to discuss the sit
uation and he says ho considers the
bills not exorbitant considering the
largo amount of supplies purchased
during January to run for the entire
year It Is apparent that the finance
committee is stirred up over the
laundry bill especially In ex
plaining the expense account Dr
Rivers said the first intimation of It
came to him yesterday when a mem
ber of tho finance committee Inquir
ed of him In regard to the high
prices Dr Rivers said part of the
expense account had been carriedo
over from the latter part of Novem d
tier 1909 Including bills for that
month December and January lie
also said the hospital purchased 5
bales of cotton costing 7750 which
was enough to last through the year
and even longer
The laundry bill of tub month
amounted to 11790 while the light
bill was 9713 Tho total amount
of supplies necessary was 100415
while 301G5 was expended for
hired help and marketing Tho
salaries for the month were 12630
Dr Rivers said many supplies to run
the full year are purchised1thelQrsl
of every year and that the blll In
January was necessarily larger than
other months
Their Fattier Is Better
Messrs W T Houser and John
Houser left this morning for their
home In Poolpvills Tteas < They
wero called to attend the bedside of
their father Chris Houser of Flor
ence station who has been critically
111 of pneumonia Mr Houser has
recovered sufficiently for his sons to
return home
DecidesU I
Cabinet Decides Upon Its Strength
as Permanent Factor
Paris Feb 8 = The cabinet today
approved the project of a new law
fixing the permanent strength of the
French army as follows
Battle fleet 28 battleships 10
scout ships i52 seagoing torpedo
boats For coast defense 94 sub
marines 2 mine layers and for dis
tant foreign service 10 ships
The foreign office does not taker
account of tho various classes of
special service boats and transports
Domestic Cigar Men Complain of
I Philippine Imports v
Washington Feb SThe stamp
placed by authority of the Philip
pine government upon boxes of cig
are exported from tho Islands to tbo
United States certifying to the
quality of the cigars is highly ob
jectionable to the domestic cigar
makers A delegation of manufac
I tuners today protested to Secretary
lot War Dickinson and General Ed
wards chief of tha Insular bureau
I that tho use pf the stamp was cif
culatcd to mlalead attioKers into f
idea that the Philippine cigars
guaranteed by the United StatwT
eminent Secretary Dickinson pr
tlsed to consider Ibo matter 0
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