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IVOL1 NO 91WINCHESTER J KY THURSDAY JANUARY 28 1909 2 CENTS A COPY 10 CENTS A WEEr
MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION HAS
ITS REGULAR ANNUAL BANQUET
Members Enjoy A Good Dinner At The BromProcloria Tuesday Night
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The Merchants Protective Associ
ation met Wednesday evening at 8 30
at the BrownProctoria Hotel in the
first annual banquet About forty of
the leading business men of the city
sat down to the dinner so bountifully
prepared by manager Moss The
dinner was a good one and was thor
oughly enjoyed by all The oyster I
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845 and the guests departed about
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After the dinner a number of
speeches were engaged by the guests
Mr James H Martin made an admir =
able toastmaster and kept the ball
i rolling He welcomed the members
and spoke shortly of the work of the
association and prophecied additional
good returns if the ideas of the or
ganization were lived up to
Retiring President
l Mr James S PresidentI
Our Past Year He told of the
good work the body had done by aid
ing in the weeding out of bad debt
ors and urged a more cordial coop
eration among the merchants
The New President
Mr W S Duty spoke on Outline
of Work for the New Year He
said it was pretty hard to outline
work for a body in which the con
stitution provided for only one meet
ing a year He depreciated the ten
dency among the merchants not to
report bad customers and urged all to
observe the rules and send out their
bills once each thirty days He said
that the only way to keep at it and
make the system a success was by
sending out the bills regularly
Mr Allan Speaks
MrJ Harry Allap madaanhlter I
esting address on Unity as a Means
6 f Success He spoke of the dis
cord and jealousies that manv times
exist among merchants Each is
afraid that the other will get ahead of
him in business He told of going
into a town which he well knew and
finding everything dead On inquir
ing the reason he found that the mer
chants were not pulling together The
only way to accomplish anything was
to be united in purposes and aims
A Good Thing
Mr Edwin T Smith made an in j
teresting address on What it Means
io a Merchant to be a Member of the
Merchants Protective Association
Mr Smith spoke of the mutual pro
tection it afforded and of the incen
tive to development of business He
believed that as time went on its
Value would be appreciated more and
more
s A New Firm
Mr Norval T Benton spoke on
What the Merchants Protective As
sociation eMans to a New Firm He
said that an old established business
usually got on to good and bad ac
counts The new man going into
Tusiness or into a new firm needed
t some such guide in making accounts
and in knowing who was entitled to
credit and who was not
Value of 30 Day System
Mr M D Royse was heard on
lThe Value of the Thirty Day Sys
tem Mr Royses remarks were
brief and to the point He said that
the merchant could not pay unless I
he was paid That anything that
would protect him from bad atI
was a good thing
Humerous Speech
Mr William Scobee read the only
business production of the evening
He took a fallout of all the other
speakers and made some effective
hits
Mr Matlack Speaks
3fr David T Matlack irt respond
to1 Winchester Five Years Ago To
dayand Five Years Hence said that
this was his effort that all knew as
much about th city in the past as he
did that we had seen a new depot
and a decent street car running in
the last five years that in the future
we would see Winchester grow into a
large city Mr Matlack told several
good stories
Publicity
Mr W A Beatty responded to
Then Value of Publicity to the Mer
chants and showed thole the way to
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sistent advertising intlie rieAvspapers
The toastmas tel called on Mr John
Garner for a few remarks to which
Mr Garner very I gratefully respond
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BURLEY DISTRICT BOARD
MEETS HERE THURSDAY I
Erroneous Report Concerning Re
gradinq of Tobacco is
5 Corrected
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The District Board of the Burley
Tobacco Society convened here
Thursday afternoon and will continue
in session until the last of the week
The members of the Board all say
that as far as is known now the only
important matter aside from the rou
tine work that will come before the
meeting will be the fix theb
pledge and making other preliminary
arrangements for conducting the pool
for the present year The Executive
Committee adjourned at noon and
most of the members remained here
and will attend the meeting of the
District Board
A report has gained circulation
through some of the daily papers that
all of the 19067 crops that was re
cently sold to the American Tobacco
Company and the independent buyers I
would havgto b regraded on account
of lit S r coming up to grade and
price but this is not correct the mem
bers of the hoard say The 1906 crop
was sold at graded prices ran < n g
from 18 to 28 cents and in a few
cases it was found that it did not 1
come up to type and condition as itI
was graded and in each instance it
has been sent back and regarded and I
the price adjusted to suit the pur
chaser The 1907 crop was sold at I
17 cents per pound straight and was
only guaranteed as to condition and
there is no reason for any of that
being rejected on account of not com
ing up to type The only objection
that could be found to1 it would be
with the condition and so far there
has been very little or any objections
to it and it is not probable there will
be noV as practically all of it has
been disposed of
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lEXINGTON WONDERS WIN
IN BROOM BALL GAME
Carry Off Honor of Game By Small
Score at Auditorium
Last Night
Victory perched itself on the ban
ner of the Lexington Wonders in the
broom ball game at tho Auditorium
Wednesday night The score being
to 0 in their favor The next game
will be with the Winchester Juniors
and the Dixie Boys Thursday night
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GETS CONTRACT FOR
LIGHTING NEW CHURCH
T S Bush who has just completed
furnishing the handsome new resident
of Dr B F Johnson on S Main
fainI
street was awarded the contract for
furnishing the new Christian church
with gas and electric fixtures manu
factured by The Tungstolier Com
pany of Cleveland Ohio Tungstol
iers will be installed in the Audito
rium SnUVELL HOTEL
S BURNED T lllNDON
Special to The News
LONDON KY Jan 28 1030 a m
Firs which originated in the Stil
well Hotel at about 830 oclock this
morning came near detsroying the
whole town Besides the hotel build
ing the Methodist church and several
dwellings were destroyed The origin
is unknown Loss estimated at about
twentyfive or thirty thousain d dol
lars
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Society r of Equity
Under Investigation by
the Government
For Shortage in Net
Weight of Tobacco
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Recently Sold to Indepen
dent Manufacturers
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Follow Many Hogshead Found
Short of Amount Purchased
The above startling headlines ap
I pear in the Cincinnati Enquirer to
i day The Enquirer says
IctSensati nal revelations in the af
fairs the Burley Tobacco Society
6r tobacco ulanters combine were
disclosed yesterday after investiga =
tions by Government officials which
have been going on in this city for the
last few days
The officials referred to are Major
Hancock and Mr Goebel of Wash
ington D C special agents of the
Commi ioner of Internal Revenue
andso far as their investigations
have gone extensive errors bearing
every evidence of fraud in the mat
ter of net weights of hogsheads of to
I bacco sold by the Burley Society or
its agents to independent manufac
turers have been revealed
The matter of the shortages in
weights and the astounding revela
tions of the Government officials was
the sole topic of conversation in loc
al tobacco circles yesterday and the
prediction was freely made that the
Revenue Department at Washington
will send on additional officials in the
next 48 hours and these will place
every Burley Society warehouse or
storage barn in the entire burley dis
trict under lockand seal until a com
plete and sweeping investigation is
made
madeThe
The grievance of the independent
manufacturers however and the one
which has brought the present sen
sation l investigation of the Govern
ment is over the matter of tares
or the correct weight of the hogs
heads in which their purchases were
packed At very few points where
the Burley Society pooled tobaccos
were held and are still held in stor
age awaiting deliveries has the so
ciety been equipoed with the neces
sary apparatus and fixtures for
sampling grading or weighing and
some extensive borrowing of such
apparatus was tried here and at
Louisville by the Burley people dur
ing the tobacco war but with very
little success as none of the ware
houses in either city had any of the
apparatus to spare
The most charitable construction
that can be placedon the Burley So
cietys weighing and sampling 13
examples of which from Franklin
Woodford and Harrison counties
Kentucky are given below is that
instead of following the usual custom
of the trade in securing actual
gross tare and net weights the Bur
ley Society people took the gross
weight only knocked out one or two
staves of the hogshead to get the
sample instead of extracting it from
three different sections of the pack
age as required under sections of the
package as required under the in
spection rules of the trade replaced
the staves and then made a guess at
the tare with a very liberal and
generoifs allowance for error in their
own behalf
Actual tares of tobacco hogsheads
vary from about 140 to 200 pounds
this variation being djie to the fact
that some of the hogsheads are made
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of poplar and others of oak or other
hard woods
Recently a very prominent local
and independent manufacturer got
wise to the fact there was serious
descrepancies in the Burley Societys
and his own net weights of his por
tion of the tobacco sold by the Bur
ley Society to the independents The
firm took 13 hogsheads of its pur
chase out of the B 0 storage
warehouse in this city and in the
presence of disinterested witnesses
done a little weighing of its own in
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1 Indianapolis Ind Jan 28Begin
ning i with dissension between the two
factions into which the 1400 dele
gates f are divided the session of the
4 nited Mine Workers convention
closed with concordant action upon
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I portant of which recommended modi
fications in court procedure in regard I
I t6 the injunction It was tlje sense
I of the convention as expressed in the
resolution and in the speeches that
accompanied its adoption that a re
straining ordQtjshqulcl nctbe issued
on applicDton orvHji employer unless
the employes against whom the order
was directed had first been notified
of the action and given a chance to
appear in court that in the case of
a contempt prooeqclfng growing out of i
I alleged violation of such an injunc I
tion the hearing should be before an
other judge than the one that issued
the writ and that the trial Should be
by jury
juryPrank
Prank Farrington of Illinois a sup
I porter of John HvvWalkerj rival of
Thomas L Lewis for the presidency
I precipitated trouble by asking if or
ganizers present at the convention
were paid out of the national treas
ury > or by the local UniQnS whom they
lryor supposed to represent Presi
dent Lewis declared Farrington to be
jut of order Pandemonium reigned
IJor a time Farrington finally taking
his seat after President Lewis had
raade the statement that the disturb
ing member would probably have to
answer some serious charges before
ho would have opportunity to press
his demand
There was long discussion over
resolutions purposing to commit the I
organization to a political party In
this instance it was proposed that the
convention should approve the insti
tution of an independent labor party
Several delegates among them Con
gressman W B Wilson stated that
in their opinion this country was not
ready for a separate labor party
such as exists in England and on the
continent The Socialists opposed
the resolution because it ignored the
existence of their party The resolu
tion was defeated by a large major
ity Another resolution declaring for
public ownership of the means of pro
duction of wealth was adopted unani
mously A resolution that operators
of mines should be held responsible
in state courts for loss sustained by
I miners families resulting from fatal
ities in mine explosions was referred
to the national board of the organiza
tion to be submitted to state organ
izations A resolution recommending
old age pensions was killed
I JURY DISCHARGED
Special to The News
UNION CITY Tenn Jan 28
Tlie jury in the case of Ed Marshall
night rider trial disagreed and were
discharged
EXCUSES LEIGH FROM SERVICE
Special to The News
NASHVILLE Tenn Jan 281n
the Cooper trial the court ruled a
drunkeness charge against juror
controverted but excused Leigh from
service on account of prejudice
Juror Jackson was also dismissed
on account of driiilkeness and only
seven remain in the box
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detail as to gross tare and net
weights Disclosures Were Astounding
Here is the result and this result
and information when sent on to
Washington was the cause of Major
Hancock and Mr Goebel being sent
here to inaugurate the wide and
sweeping investigation that is to fol
low throughout the atcive burley to
bacco section
On the 13 hogsheads ofAhe Cincin
nati manufacturer his loss in net
weight as shown in the summary is
555 pounds which cost him 114 an
average lOss of 42 pounds worth
877 per hogshead
What the final effecfc o f the Gov
j ernment investigation honeY be is prob
lematical Fears are entertained in
the trade that the action of the Gov
ernment may be so drastic as to
j cause serious loss to the individual
members of the Burley Society enor
mous losses to the society as a whole
add that some people < nm yhaYe to
face prison doodftfoiv false state
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WINCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
TO GET SEW HOSE WAGON
Chief AR Baldwin and JO P Hackett Report Favorably Ot
i Webb Motor Hose Wagon
It is now practically assured that
the Winchester Fire Department will
get a new hose wagon Mr rp
Hackett returned from Vincennes
Ind Wednesday night where he and
Chief A R Baldwin have been in
vestigating the Webb Motor Hose
Wagon Mr Hackett was favorably
impressed with the Webb car and
thinks it is the only thing that will
meet the requirements of a city that
is growing like Winchester When
seen this morning Mr Hackett stat
ed that as far as he was concerned
the matter was closed but the Coun
cil will have to pass on itat their
next meeting night and as far as can
be learned the Councilmen will sane
INTERESTING LECTURES
AT KENTUCKY WESLEYAN
Rev Thomas Hambly to Speak in
Chapel Febraury Second
and Third
Two very interesting lectures will
shortly be delivered at Kentucky
Wesleyan College by Dr Thomas
Hambly His subjects will be 700
Miles by Snow Shoe and Dog Train
and The Beast that Carries the
Prophet The lectures will be given
February 2 aml3 The Rendletonian
of Falmouth Ky has this to say of
Dr Hamblys lecture 7Q Miles by
Snow Shoe and Dog Train
Mr Hambly was sent out by a
newspaper to investigate certain
grievances effecting the governments
relation with the Indians and half
breeds of the f Forth amid regions
of snow and ice and his lecture told
of his thrilling and adventurous trip
Rev Hambly is a man of wide vo
cabulary and holds his audience un
der the spell of his plain but interest
ing manner of delivery The lec
turer is a gentleman of extensive
travel ripe scholar ip and diversi
fied experience as a newspaper man
lecturer preacher and explorer He
has traveled all over the United Stat
es and Canada and has acquired a
fund of information and knowledge
that makes him an intensely interest
ing personality
His lecture was a brilliant and
thrilling narrative of his travels
through the Hudsons Bay Region
and was listened to with genuine ap
preciation and interest
WINDY BILL THOMPSON
GUEST OF R D HUNTER
Is Here to Attend Session of the Bur
ley Board of Control
Hon Windy Billx Thompson is
here the guest of Hon R D Hunter
Hon Bill is a member of the Legisla
ture and will be a candidate for Door
keeper of the next House andlater
will be a candidate for the State Sen
ate The immediate cause of Mr
Thompsons presence here is a meet
ing of the Board of Control of which
he is a member representing Spencer
county
RAISE SALARY LIMIT
Ohio and Pennsylvania Baseball
League Arranges Schedule
Akron 0 Jan 28By unanimous
vote the saliry limit of the Ohio and
Pennsylvania baseball league which
was reduced from 1900 to 1300 at
the Cleveland meeting Jan 12 was
raised to 1500 exclusive of man
ager at the session of too league
members held here This was occa
sioned by the publicity given the lim
it The club owners had decided to
keep the matter secret but it became
known and much adverse comment
followed
A playing season of 126 games was
decided on 14 games less than last
year The season will open May 6
six days later than last year The
Youngstown Exhibition company of
Youngstown 0 was granted a fran
chise
Baby Emperor Has Smallpox
London Jan 28 Cabling from Pe
king the correspondent of the Times
says that the infant Chinese emperor
Soaufferf from confluent a mallpox
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lion whatever th committee appoint
ed recommends
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The car that will be purchased is a
Webb Motor with a forty horsepower
engine and will carry a fortyfour
gallon chemical tank with hose 1000
feet fire hose two 24 foot ladders
axes ladders etc Mr Hackett also
stated that the hills are not very
thmethey
they weit out in the country to test it
and that it pulled them with easeSmd
went mudb
without using a chain over the tires
When the machine arrives Win
chester will be the first city in the
State to own a motor hose wagon
ROPES ARE SECURED
FOR RICHMOND NEGR
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Found in Girls Dormitory at Normal
School and Finally
Escapes
RICHMOND Ky Jan 28A ne
gro invaded the girls dormitqry of
the Normal School here last evening
numberingI
I about two hundred were eating sup
per someone discovered a negro man
in the rooms The word was quickly
passed and yells and screams result
jetj Male students in the nearby
nearbyiWiidiugs
Inul dings being attracted to the scene
immediately pulled down the window
by which the negro had climbed in
and locked the door
Some stood guard while others
vent for ropes and meantime some
I one phoned the police Officer Pow
ers arrived in the patrol wagon just
as the students returned with t elopes
fers
lopes After some persausioti tae
students allowed himto take charge
of the prisoner whoproved to be
Will Denham for many years driver
of the localb
transfer company
On the way to town when the wa
gon was nearing an alley waythe
negro leaped from the wagon and
was yet at large this morning The
officer could not give immediate chaser
being alone and having a highspirit
ed horse
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I FUNERAL OF EDWARD
I RAMSEYCONOUCTEI
Services By Rev C E Crafton and
Burial Under Auspices of
F and A M
The funeral services of Edward
Ramsey who died Wednesday morn
ing t9ok place at the Cumberland
Presbyterian church Thursday after
noon at 2 oclock and were conducted
by Rev C E Crafton The burial
took place in the Winchester Ceme
tery under the auspices of Winches
ter Lodge No 20 F and A M
ANOTHER VICTIM
Of THE FIRE
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Mr Reynolds of College Hill Dies
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as Result of Injuries Sus
I tained
Word was received here this
morning that Mr Reynolds of tkg
Burley Tobacco Society died at His
home near College Hill last night as a
result of injuries received by jumping
from the third floor of the Court View
Hotel during the fire that destroyed
the building about three weeks ago
This is the second loss of Kfev
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caused by the burning of the Court
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SPRINGHEBD Ill Jan 28 + Na
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choice after the twentysecond ballot
for Senator Balloting to be resumed
Tuesday
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