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+ Hoplfinsvillc and Paducah
Will Meet in First
i Clllksville Plays at Vin
4 cennes Ind
I Play ball
That word will ring throughout
tho K 1 I 1 T baseball league tomor
row when the 1910 I season will bo <
begun It will bo opening of the
1 local season too as tho Paducah I
club will meet the llopklnivlllo teals
on home grounds It will bo nr
I opening that tho fans have waited
for patiently for several weeks and
n monster crowd II promised tomor
row when Mayor James 1 > Smith
twirls tho first ball over tho home
I pan Prexcdlng tho opening game there
L t will bo a parade and a general rally
F lof
Jnt First street and Broadway and i
t tho line of march will bo welt or
lirpadway to Ninth Hired Dcali
blind will load tho procession while
tho rlty officials tho county offlclati
and tho directors of tho local club
will follow In automobiles The <
players of the llopklnsvlljo and Pa
ililrah teams will follow on foot to
Ninth sheet whore they will tako <
tho street car for the ball park
During the practice of tho lea mi
1 Deals band will play When 330
u clock Is reached Umpire Pooffo of
Ixiulsvllle will march out on the
3 diamond A llopklnrvllle batter will
4etep to the plate Mayor SIDltb will
r send n wide curve over tho home
pan and the IJIO season will bo on
Manager Cooper has not selected
exact lineup yet as U t will take
I n final workout to decide the
player for ncvcrnl l positions Gtilnn
tot Harris or Crane will twirl tho open
ly log same all of tho pitchers being
In fine trim The other playcn
probably will lineup Overton c
I Cox I hi Tldwoll 2b Cooper 3bi
Robertson 11 Anconic < lror If Payne
I if Hart rf I
The towboat Nolllo has bean
chartered from tho Paducah and
Illinois Ferry company to Captain
A E VolRhl and IIho will leave to
lor tho Oblon river to load loge for
r > 4 tie Ferguson I Palmer Lumber
f company She will bo gone about
i seven weeks Secretary Robertson
of the ferry company received n
t I tilekrnni at 11 oclock last night
stating that the G W Robertson
paused Memphis Tenn nt 7 IF
oclock In tow of tho F M Owens
She Is due to reach hero Friday and
her machinery will ho Installed Tho
Owens will run an excursion out of
Paducah boforo returning to Helena
t I a
a I After hiring some evidence yes
terday afternoon tho Investigating
conurltt appointed to dig Into tho
rr K tod bridge graft adjourned Chair
I man Wtiliton said ho did not know
1 when tin committee would finish Its
t ihlln i
I work but an effort will bo made to
have a report ready for tho June
mooting of the flical court Several
witQOHoi who have not teitllled bc
f fore the oommltteo nro expected to
le l brd later Nothing more than
his been puhllchcd In the new apa
lion hili been gleaned by the com
mlttr1 No name were secured and
the word Rang wan used
Dewcy Will Be Floated
Manila Slay 25 Negligence of
emplores In leaving valves open IH
believed to be the cause of Kinking
the dry dock Dewey Divers are In
vortlKatliiR and their work I fin
ished Captain Slcrtg commandant
of tho naval station at Ovlto cabled
the navy department today that he
expects to have the dock afloat In
three w Ika
4The predictions and tempera
ture for tb > past twentyfour
hour will he found at the top
of the sevcntb column or page
Anarchist Paper Openly Declares
That Purpose of Bomb Was to Kill
Alfonso and Revolution is Feared
Would Bo Assassin oi Span
ish King is Identified By
Police The Royal Guard is i
Madrid Slay 21iDoubl as to the
existence of n plot against tho life
of Alfonso was removed today by the
official statement of tho anarchist
paper I at Barcelona that the recent
bomb outrages were arranged bj an
nrchlstn rho editor of tho paper la
under arrest The lioldncra of the
editor In admitting tho plot Is con
starred kiOloatlvo of a tpc dy revo
lutionary outbreak Tho guard about
Alfotuos palaco In doubled The
king 11 I ordered not to appear In pub
lic Helnforconicnts arc going to
tho larger cities to prevent a revo
Tobarclll or Gallcmayor who kill
ed Jrllwolf after the premature ex
plosion of a booth when on tho way
to the OBHtlo Is Identified by tho
polico 118 an active member of tho
bung of conspirators They aro now
tryIng to run down tho rest
Chinese TrnllhlCli Incmiso
Landau > Slay I 26 + Reports hero
from missionary societies In China
cay the antlforoign demonstrations
In China aro Increasing A wide
spread outbreak before l autumn Is I
Inevitable Slltslonarta report
Oilntit troops joining with tho riot
Slays landing N J Slay 25
Wllllam Seylcr on trial hero for tho
murder of Jano Adams took the
stand today Ho denied ho told tho
polico ho had seen tho girl fall off
tho pier at Atlantic City Ho said
he was with his brother and Janofl
sister Jane walked to tho pier Ho
loft her there and went to Peters
burg Va without knowing of the
KlrlH disappearance Ho declared he
signed a statement written by de
tective and signed It because the
police said ho would be freed lift
testified ho was given drugged cigar
ette at tho coroners Inquest
The fate of Scylor probably will
bo known boron the day Ilf l over
Quick time wws made Prosecutor
Goidonborg completed the case and
the arguments aro based on circum
stantial evidence
Sirs James Caldwell 1C 16 Jeffer
son street returned this morning
after n months visit to friends and
relatives In Nashville and Clarks
vlllo Tcnn and Well Kentucky I
Port Huron Mich Slay 26
Wrecking tugs went today to
the place of the collision of tho
rtoamer Frank H Goodyear
The steamer U at the bottom of
Lake Huron In forty fathoms of
water It Is I curtain 18 liven
wore lost No blame Is fixed so
S 1
1 New York May 2G The
wedding of Silas Mary Harrl <
man daughter of tho lato E <
II Harriman to Charles Gary
Rumscy of Buffalo an artist <
and sculptor will take place at
tho Episcopal church at Arden
Miss Harriman Is a remarkable
young woman of business Her
Income of several mlllloha given
her by her father she dovotos
to charity Ruinsay studied f
abroad and received several
prizes at expositions In tho
> United States
OF 1111 SON
Mean of strengthening the walls
of tho McCracken county jail will
bo taken up at tho June meeting of
tho fiscal court Tho brick walls
aro so old that the mortar Is rotten
and ran bo picked out with a pen
knife Tho last jail delivery by cut
ting through the wall Impressed
upon the magistrates the necessity
of making tho county prison safer
It Is proposed to lino the wall on
the inside with sheet Iron
Tho cost IB estimated at about
several hundred dollars which IsI
considered much cheaper than Isl
erection of a new jail Although
cage Is In good condition and the
prisoners could escape after hard
work and a generous uso of fine
steel paws Tho present Jail has
been condemned by tho health de
partment as unsanitary but there
seems little prospect of the erection
of a now jail at present Magistrate
John J niclch has been tho cham
pion of a new modern jail for sev
eral years but tho other magistrate
hold back because of tho financial
condition of tho county
Owing to tho weak walls It Is I
neccwary to keep tho county prison
era confined In their cells all tho
day except when tho meals are
served It Affords the prisoners little
opportunity for exercise With a
penknife or sharp Instrument a holo
can bo mado In tho wall In an hour
and the closest watch must bo main
tained or the county boarders will
leave the jail
From tho expressions of the
magistrates It seems that tho plan
of strengthening tho walls by lining
them with sheet Iron will bo
No Clemency lor Cleminson
Chicago Slay 25Jud0 SlcSure
ly I today denied the motion for a new
trial to Ur Hnldnne Clemlneon sen
I tenced to life Imprisonment for the
murder of hla wife with chloroform
hits attorneys Are arranging to ap
peal The pcono In the court room I
room was pathetic Clomlnsons
mother broke down
Declamation Contest
Arranged For June 2
On Juno 2 the third annual decla
mation contest between tho students
of tho High school will bo held at
the High school auditorium Soy
eral occasions have required I tho I
postponement of lho contest several
times tho last being the Illness of
the Rev M K Dodd pastor of tho I
First Baptist church who will give
tho medal Dr Dodd IH recovering
rapidly and will bo ablo to attend
limo contest next week Ho saO the I
medal for tho contest last year
It was planned to hold separate
declamation contests for tho boYII I
and girls but owing to the fact thatI I
the commencement will bo tho fol
lowing week It was decided to hohlI I
the ono contest Five girls havo
entered the contest and three boys
A friendly rivalry has arisen over I
tho contest and much Interest sec
ond only to tho oratorlcol contest
baa been manifested In the contest I
The students entering tho contest
are receiving training from Miss
Elizabeth Graham of tho English
Several musical numbers will bo
arranged for tho program The list
of entries is
Tho Organ Builder selected
Miss Ruby McDonald
Slarmlons Farewell Speech
Scott Sites Lorraine Sutherland
Prince Erics LlllellMI Morn
lclrolsI I
Tho Clowns Baby Elizabeth
Jones Alameda Mary Stewart Miss
Gertrude Lukons
Tho Father of tho Revolution
William E Curtis Clifton Hoi
land Spartactis to the Gladiators 1
Kellogg James Lukens
The Battle of Gettysburg Al
bert S MasonlIarry Dalton
OratlllatillJ Class
Ono of tho largest classes in sev
eral years will be graduated from
the High school next month Tho
class consists of 22 young ladles as
the boys In tho class quit school I
before finishing the course of study
ill Is the first time In p number of
years that tho boys have not been
represented In a graduating class
Tho mottd of the class is Finis
Coronal Opus
The list of graduates Is Jan
uary division SIlsscs Jessie Eliza
beth Ackor valedictorian Ellen
Ruttor salutatorian May Pratt
Bonds Elizabeth Wee mer Virginia
Lucile Harth Lillian Mary Phillips
Marjorie Flogle Kathorlno Stein
hauer Mildred Piper Slargarcthg
Continued on rage Four
Ten Insurgents Say They Will
Not Attend The Meet
Alaskan Scandal Before Sen I
ate Committee
Washington Slay 2t5Tbo postal
savings bank Is scheduled for the
Republican caucus tonight Tho real
purpose of tho gathering la to learn
just whore they eland on the meas
uro Ten Insurgents In the house
wy they wont attend the caucmt
Cnnnon An Issue
Washington Stay IiIt became
apparent today that Cannonlsm will
be a big Issue In the congressional
campaign Conservatives among the
Insurgents were determined not to
attempt to unreal Uncle Joo as
Continued on Page Four
Sympathy rather than reproach is 1
extended to Sirs Oddlo Thomas of
Shawnectown 111 who is l a prisoner
In the county jail awaiting tho ac
tion of the next grand jury on the
charge of deserting hpr fourwcekw
old baby boy henry Karl Thomas
Kind hearted ladles of the city have
already ratHod to her aid and steps
will 10 taken to have her released
from jail at least The ladled of tho
Home of tho Friendless where the
thud Is being cared for aro inter
ested In tho cascj and sympathize
with the young mother
Sirs I Thomas appeared more
cheerful today when soon nt the
county Jail Several ladles of theI I
Homo of the Friendless called upon
llponI I
her and assured her of their assist
It Is believed she deported the
child In Ignorance and desperation
She M a woman not experienced
with the way of the world and
when she reached Paducah with
only a email amount of money the
heard of a home for children uTcallz
ng that she would bo unable to care
for the baby the deserted 4t with
the hope that her child would full
into kind hands ns she believed it
would She said today
I have written to my husband
and I believe bo will como to m
aid at once When It was suggest
ed that her husband was unkind to
leave her Mrs Thomas quickly de
fended him Ho docs not know
anything of my trouble You see he
left TOO with my mother at home
ind started out to find work When
ho gets my letter he will como to
my assistance He left mo at home
with my mother and I left on acv
count of my stepfather Sly mother
is l forced to make tho living and
following a quarrel I left home and
started for Missouri
I am sorry that I darted my
baby I did not mean to do It when
J r left tho hotel but when I reached
the boat n sudden impulse came
over me to leavo and I thought my
baby would to taken care of Ono
ladY has telephoned and wants to
adapt the little boy but I could not
think of that for I want him As
lulvk as my husband reaches Padu
cah 1 expect him to got a Job hero I
and wo may slay
Tho boy Is at the Homo of the
Friendless and Is a lively healthy
little chap All the children and
ladles of tho homo aro greatly at
tached to the baby
New York Slay 2C Recalled for
TosfMJxamlnatlon Oliver Spltzer
former dock superintendent for tho
Sugar Trust declared at tho trial
that sugar fraud led directly to the
late Henry Havcmever Iho organ
Izer Spltzer aisortod positively he
iadn1 been promised a pardon in
5xchang for his testimony He de
filed that he had been Instructed to
fix the twlea
x3 yyi
Dr Purcell Waives Examination at Pre
liminary Hearing and Case Goes
to the Grand Jury
When Dr O E Purcell charged
with malicious shooting and wound
ing Dr Frank Boyd May 12 will
Intent to kill waived preliminary ex
nminatlon In tho police court yester
day morning and was held to the <
grand jury under bond a crowd of
spectators who had gathered In the
ponce court room expecting to bear
for the first time the facts of the
case from witnesses was disappoint
The only statement of the affair
given out was made by CC Grass
ham brotherinlaw of Dr Purcell
and his attorney
Tho shooting occurred In Dr Put
cells office the morning of Slay 12
In the presence of Drs W J Bass
and Horace jUvcro A statement of
Attorney Grasshnm was published
that day but Dr Boyd was at tho
time In tho hospital and yesterday I
was down town for the first time He
Is I till suffering from the effects of
the wounds and at the time of the
shooting his left l hand was useless
from the effects of septic fever
Dr Ikiyds Statement
Dr Boyd furnished the following
signed statement of his Bide of the
case to The Evening Sun
Paducah Ky Slay 25 1910
Editor Paducah Evening Sun
In your Issue of the 14th Inst
you published a statement made bj
the lion C C Grasaham brothorln
law and attorney for Dr C E Pur
cell who shot me on that date
Within a fow momtnt after 1
was shot ono of your representatives
asked mo for a statement of the af
fair but at that time I was suffer
ing considerable pain from a very
bad wound to my arm and did not
feel like making any statement
For the part several days as you
know 1 was confined to tho hospital
and unable to make any statement
had I desired to do so So many of
my friends have asked me to mako a
statement that 1 feel that It would
bo an Injustice to them ua well as
myself not to do so
I had hoped that at the prelimin
lary of this the evidence
ary hearing o case I
would be brought out fully and this
I know would completely exonerate
me but Dr Purcell having waived
the preliminary trial so that the case
will not come up until some time In
tho fall I have reluctantly consent
ed to make a statement
On Tuesday morning the 11th of
Slay Dr Pu cell as secretary for
the South Western Medical Aesocja
tlon gave me a slip showing that 1
owed 100 back dues to the society
which ho claimed had been due for
several years I knew that this rum
had boon paid and so told him I
will state hero that I was not the
only ono who claimed to have paid
their dues but who had not received
the proper credit on the books of the
association I took pains to assure
Dr Purcell on this occasion that
thero wag nothing personal In this I
matter whatever that tho society
through Its secretary had received
the dues but that I had not received
credit for tho same
On the evening of Wednesday the
12th about 5 oclock a lifelong
friend of mine came to me and told
mo that Dr Purcoll had elated to
him that I had literally accused him
of appropriating to his own use the
sum of 1 < XK I assured Dr Rivers
that Dr Purcell was mistaken that I
had not made such a statement or
even Intimated any such thing that
ho had misunderstood what I fahd
said or that Dr Rivers had misun
derstood what Dr Purcell said AN
ter talking the matter over It Waif
agreed that I should come to his
omco the following morning and seek
a reconciliation of the statement as
there was evidently some misunder
This statement had also been made
In the presence of two other gentle
men one of whom Dr Bass I con
ferred with and after talking the
matter over he suggested that 1
come to Dr Rivers omco and have
a satisfactory explanation of the af
fair eo there would bo no bickering
or further talk about such an un
pleasant matter
At S oclock on Thursday jnornlng
I went to Dr Rivers office While
there Dr Bam camo In and at this
time i assured both gentlemen that
when they heard Dr PurceUe state
ment they would pee that they had
misunderstood him or that he had
misunderstood me I will state pros
ious to this time I had never had tho
slightest unpleasant word with Dr
Purcell or any enmity or 111 feel
Ing toward him whatever and mT
pole purpose was an amicable expla
nation and reconciliation of my state
While 1 was awaiting In Dr
Rivers office Dr Purcell came out
of his office and entered the hall a i
few feet then returned to his own
room and cloned tho door Dr
Rivers left Dr Bass and myself and
knocked on Dr Purcells door with
In my sight and hearing Dr Pur
cell opened the door and Dr River
said Doctor Purcell Doctor Boyd
Is now In my office Please como
over and lets straighten this state
ment out or words to that effect
Dr Purcell said within my hearing
No you all come over here Dr
Rivers then called to me Dr Boyd
Purcell says come over Here I 1
said alt right I walked into Dr
Purcells office bid him good morn <
Ing pleasantly and took a seat In hit
office 1 commenced my conversa
lion by saying Doctor Purcell there
Is I some misunderstanding about CI
statement which you have mado to
these gentlemen In which you either
misunderstood me or they misunder
stood you and I have como to seo just
what It was or what you under
stood me to say as I assure you that
I did not make the statement which
they say you said I have made and
I think It Is better for us to settle
these matters and not have any bick
ering over such trivialities During
this time I was tented I will state
that after I entered Dr Purcelle of
fice he left his position on the south
side of his room walked across to
tho far end of a roll top desk par
tially opening tho upper end drawer
of his desk when he did so About
this time the telephone rang and
wsh119 Dar Purcell was answering it
all the other gentlemen standing I
aim stood up I had my left hand in
my right hand with my forearm
across my breast My left hand et
this time being very tore from a ro
cent attack of sepsis When Dr Pur
cell hid finished his conversation
over tho telephone I waited a mo
ment for him to speak and as ho
did not do to 1 asked him In whoso
presence I had mado this statement
Ho said In a private conversation
no ono was present I then asked I
him Just what statement did I make
and he answered In a very disagree
able manner Just the statement I
told these men you made and there
Is no explanation to It You said
It I said Dr Purcell If you de
llbe1 tel + mako this statement I can
say but one thing to you and that Is
that you have deliberately lied
With this which seemed to bo the
key for which Dr Purcell was wail
Ing and with a repulsive oath or
epithet ho jerked his pistol from out
the drawer and fired Instantly at the
same time stepping from behind the
Continued on Pago Four
iI i BluetloldB Nicaragua Slay S3
I SstradaB army today la battling
with SladrJrs forces to save Blue
iteMs and prevent capture of tho
custom house and gate to tho port I
iTadrlg repeatedly charged Estradas
forces but was driven back Ameri
cans operating machine gains I ADlerl1
thus far saved Estradas forces from
defeat Stadriz has tho advantage
and Is In close touch with his base
of > supplies and reinforcements It
is I believed the custom house will
Many knight of the strong box
ire In Metropolis today attending
the annual meeting of the Southern
Illinois Bankers association Sir J
c i Utterback cashier of tho City
National bank of this city left on
the steamer Dick Fowler for Metrop
oils this morning
A largo delegation of bankers
from Cairo and other points along
C railroad parsed through
the I pan
Paducah this morn fig to attend the
me1l11QiI I
Services ILt = IIiiifHisl
Mother Will lie Meld at
5 Oclock
r I
Brave Young Clerk 01 SaltlHt
to RestI
The body of Fowler Post which
was recovered yesterday In the Mis
sissippi river at Chester III arrived
hero this afternoon at 335 oclock
and was taken directly to the family
residence 619 Kentucky avenue It
was accompanied homo by Mr Cook
Husbands an uncle The funeral
will be hold thero at 5 oclock this
afternoon the Rev Grant T Sulli
van pastor of the Broadway Moth
odist church officiating Burial will
be In tho family lot In Oak Grove
cemetery Following will bo the
pallbearers Honorary Prof W Hi
Sugg Edwin Gilson George Shelton
Horace Terrell Henry Rhodes and
Georgo Hughes Active Siessrs C
F Rlcke R B Phillips G A Flour
noy Campbell Flournoy Saunders
Fowler and C S Bookwalter
J C Wood
J C Wood a prominent farmer
and Odd Fellow living near the
Palestine church nine miles from
Paducah on tho Grabamvllle road
died at 3 oclock yesterday afternoon
after a long Illness of dropsy He
was a native of Mississippi but had
been living In McCracken county for
the last 20 years Ho was 76 years
old and a highly respected resident
Surviving him are the following cbll
dren Mrs Clark Fortson Mrs
Bush Chiles Mrs Leona Duley of
Oklahoma and Mr Emmett Wood
The funeral was hold at 11 oclock
this morning at the residency and
at 1 oclock thtsatterJ1Qq Jig
church Burial was at McKendree
Mrs Clam Waddy
frs Clara Wad dr 65 years old
a well known and highly respected
widow living near Smithland LIvIngston
ngston county died at 3 oclock this
morning after a long illness of ean
oor of the stomach 4
Mrs Waddy waS born In Paris
Franco and at the ago of 10 years
she Immigrated to the United States
She was married to Mt Jack Waddy
who died several years ago and Met
been living in > Livingston county for
man years She wan a member of
tho Christian church and beloved by
many She Is survived by ono daugh
ter and ono son Mrs Nora Purcell
and Mr J W Waddy of thai coun
ty She leaves two nieces Sirs Ed
ward Morgan and Sirs May Crockett
both of Paducah and one brother
Mr Leon Lesher of Cuba Landing
Teas Siessrs Charles and Fred
Iverlett of this city are nephews
The funeral wilt be held at the
homo at 11 oclock tomorrow morn
Ing and tho Rev Duke Barnoji w41l
officiate Burial will bo at the Sand
Hill cemetery Livingston county
Alf j
Jackson Ky Slay 25 Special
Alex Combs was killed from ambush
while on a raft in the Kentucky river
An old feud Is blamed
Want Cairo Prisoner
Frankfort Ky Slay 2 5 Special
Governor Willson made a requUI
tlon on the governor of Illinois for
the return from Cairo of Frank
Courtney wanted In Carlisle county
for malicious shpotlng T
Million Dollar Hotel Fire <
< 1
Plattsburg N Y Slay 25 + HoteI 1
Champlain at Bluff Point a famous
summer resort was destroyed by flfe
today An electrician named Her
bert If I believed to be killed The
lots Iq estimated at 1504 < H > 0
Chicago Market t
July high Low Close
Wheal 99 98 VI 9j tt
Corn CJ 59 I COVi
Oats 3ST4 38 38ft
Prov 2320 2212 2117
Lard 1250 1212 122
Ribs 123 W10 122Q

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