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> LARGEST GIRfULATION IN WINICHESTER A1 Ip CLARK COUNTY
fr THEs4 NEWS
a y VOL 1 NO 111 WINCHESTER KY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 1909 2 CENTS A COPY 10 CENTS A WI
t FISCAL COURT HOLDS IMPORTANT
SESSION SATURDAY MORNING
port Of Road Silpervisor Haggard Is Recoiyed1048 Dogs li
I able To AssessentShee p Claims Are Ordered Certified
The Fiscal Court was in session
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Saturday The reTort of the Board
of Equalization showed exhonora
tions to the amount of 1143835
For this amount Sheriff Hampton
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was credited
Uncollected taxes on 7410 worth
of property was reported and polls
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paid not assessed 72
The report of D S Haggard Road
s pvrpervisor was received approved
cand ordered filed This report is very I
cpmpelte showing the amount ex
pended in detail on the several roads I
We will give the facts shown by the i
report later
rS Of the 1648 dogs assessed in the
S county 266 were reported delinquent
The reporter ails to remember justt
what the Sheriff was instructed to do
about these delinquent dogs
yOn motion of Squire True second
ea by Squire Goodpaster a unani
mous vote of thanks was extended to
Congressman J W Langley for se
curing the appropriation for the Al
lensvile bridge
The following sheep claims were
ordered to be certified to the State
Auditor
J B Tyler l as 00
H L Stevens 40 00
Frank Flynn 8 00
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D Rankin 122 00
C J Stevenson 15 00
John Johnson 124 50
Win Gravitt 0 10 00
FAMOUS DRIVERS I
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AT NEW ORLEANS
Crescent City Big Auto Meet Begins
r Saturday and Continues
Three DaysJ
Y New Orleans Feb 20 = For three
days beginning today the New Or
leans man his sisters and his cous
ins and his aunts and the numerous
strangers assembled within his gates
to witness the Mardl Gras will bo
boI
speed mad The automobile races in
tended at first to be merely an inci
dent of the Mardi Gras season are
now the first topic in public interest
even among the least sportily inclined
of the citys people
The ptomoters of the motor races
declare that the speed carnival is the
neatest in the history of the United
States It certainly deserves the palm
in one respect if in no otherthat is
In the number of famous automobile
6 racers gathered here to compete in
E the speed and endurance events The
roll call sounds like a list of the en
trants in the famous automobile races
of the past Among the men who will
hold the wheels in the flights over the
4 splendid newtrack at the fair grounds
are Strang Robertson De Palma
Mongini Burman Schoeneck and oth
ers who have won fame for daredevel
work on the courses pf Europe and
America
AmericaOne
One of the most interesting features
of the races will be the speed contest I
for women in which Mrs Joan New
ton Cuneo and Miss Alice Porter two
of the best known of Americas wom
en autoists are entered It is the first
time that women have entered in a
speed contest on a circular track and
the race will probably be one of the
most popular events on the program
Fred J Wagner will start the races
and will act as referee He acted as
starter for the Vanderbilt cup race
and the Grand Prize race at Savan
nah and Is well known among racing
enthusiasts
Speaking of the races Homer
George secretary of the New Orleans
Automobile club the organization inch
charge of the Contests said
We have got together absolutely
the greatest field of drivers ever cor
ralled for a track meet Besides we
are bringing the two wonderful Worn
7 a drivers of the world together
r something that has never before been
gone on a circular track The trade
Journal have run editorials protest
ing against allowing women to > take
> uch chanced on a track with the high
peed cars they are to use
The oftcwrs of the New Orleans
t > Automobile club do not wish to ap
bear t astful but President Campbell
kU laade lt possible to present the
positively greatest aotemoblle carnl
Tal svit jKiUed of Our meet will
awake tie sportf
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W L Walters 91 00
Wm Klnnk 10 00
IIYm
Amanda Hampton 1000
Mrs A S Hampton y 10 00
0 E Bush 10 00
Thomas Briuigaii 21 00
W T Baldwin 10 00
J C Gravitt 5 00
J M Wheeler v 9 00
AS Kidd f 11 00
J D Rankin 14 00
J J 00D
J K Allen 36 00
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H V Thompson 100 00
W L Byrd 16 00
Jcle Graves S 216 00
W T Corr y 25 00
L M Hardy 25 00
J H Williams 6 00
J S Ware 500
P S Parker 15 00
J G Hays 10 00
Total 1059 50
WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
On account of Monday being the
anniversary of the birth of George
Washington the children of the Pub
lic Schools will have a h lidayJ
PI BURG Pa Feb 20William
Gallagher alleged to be wanted at
Nova Scotia for murder and bank
robbery was arrested at Greensburg
BULL DOE TEARS I
BODY TO PIECES
Elijah Banks Sets Dog on His Broth
er Harrison Whom He Had
Struck Down
Special to The News
SERGENT Ky Feb 20 Deputy
Sheriff Ben McIntyre and posse who
went to Montgomery Creek to arrest
Elijah Banks returned today with the
information that Banks was unable
to be brought to jail he himself hav
ing been severely injured A strong
guard was placed around = him until
he recovers sufficiently to be taken
to jail
jailIt
It now develops that Elijah Banks
was shooting at his wife and terribly
beating her when Harrison Banks
Jr his brother remonstrated with
him taking his pistol from him This
enraged Elijah Banks and he turned
on Harrison He struck Harrisan
in the head with a stone fracturing
his skull andrendering his uncon
scious when he hissed his furious
furiousa
bulldog upon him The bulldog lit
erally tore his body to pieces and
Harrison Banks died a few hours lat
er in great agony j
His wife is in a precarious con
dition jjeing still unconscious from
the beating Elijah Banks is thought
to bE crazed in some way whether it
is from a long drinking spree re
mains to be seen There is much ex
citement over the county They are
members ofa prominent family of
Letcher county f
lAUNDRY BUSINESS
BUSINESSHAS
HAS INCORPRATED
C S Guy R J Toohey and L A
Ramsey Buy Interest in Win t
Chester Laundry
C S Guy R J Toohey and L A
Ramsey have purchased an interest
in7 the Winchester Laundry from J
A Van Houten and have formed
themselves into a company for the
purpose of conducting a laundry bus
iness and the articles of incorpora
tion were filed in the County Clerks
office Saturday morning for record
The company has a paid up capital
stock > t 7 OQQ divided into 70
shares of lOO each The highest
amcunt of ta dalesaTit an be i
ineurriKf js 3CH0 v i Mn
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CHARLES DARWIN WHOSE CEKTENABY IS CELEBRATED
AROUND THE WORLD
Charles Darwin the great English scientist and Abraham Lincoln were
born on the same day Various societies in this country planned to celebrate
Darwins one hundredth anniversary Notable Among the celebrations ar
rand were those at the Museum of Natural History New York Columbia
unvpr itv Yale nl n1
CHILD DRINKS I
CARBOUC ACIW
Eighteen Months1 Old Child of Geo
W Lee is in Dangerous
Condition
The eighteen months old child of
Mr Geo W Lee who lives aboutsev
en miles out on the Ecton pike in
some manner Friday got hold of a
bottle containing carbolic acid and
drank a quantity of it Dr Combs
was called and administered an
emetic at once but when seen this
morning said their vas not much
hope for they child
childSOgIETY
LITERARY SOCIETY
GIVES ENTERTAINMENT
Junior Class of Winchester High
School Has Interesting
Program
The Tam OShanter Literary So
ciety of the Junior class of the Win
chester High School gave its first
opening session Friday night in the
High School chapel to a large and
appreciative gathering of pupils and
friends of the schools The following
is the interesting program that was
rendered
Calling to order arid roll call
Flow Gently Sweet Afton chor
sby class
Opening address Miss A Rebecca
Browning
My Heart is in the Highlands
chorus by boys
DeclamationCalled to Arms
Auther Adams
I Sweet Eyes Are Blue Solo
Miss Bessie Ecton
Santa Lucia Vocal Duet Au
ther Adams Hugh JMeDonadl
Dealama Lion = Ti oughtson BoyS
Grant Hammond 5
Vocal Quartette Music in the Ajr
= Messrs Grant Hammond Wheeler
Haggard Misses Margaret Cornet I
Carrie B McPherson
McPhersonPart
Part II
t While Brother Phil Was Walk
ingV far ein one act by C Leona
Dalrymple >
Cast
Mss Marion lar 3cii X young
lady of conaiderable dour e ips
Bioeit 4 ItiAJl N t >
Jaak Ch ech m Jac riwiiiii iiLmS
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NfGROIS GIVEN
i DfATHPENAlTY
Arrested Tried and Sentenced For
Crime Withm Twenty
Four Hours
Roanoke Va Feb 2oAurelius
Christian the negro who criminally
assaulted and then murdered Miss
Mary Dobbs the pretty 14yearold
daughter of a prominent Botecourt
county farmer was sentenced to die
in the electric chair in the state pen
itentiary on March 22
Christian was taken from Clifton
Forge to Fincastle and tried at a spe
cial sitting of the court by Circuit
Judge Anderson who accompanied
the negro and officers to Fincastle
The negro was indicted by the grand
jury and Judge Anderson appointed
three lawyers to defend him
At a conference between theiJaur
yers and the prisoner Christian made
a confession which he later repeated
In court to Judge Anderson The
court heard three witnesses who es
tablished the time and place of the
crime No jury was summoned The
Judge accepted Christians confession
and imposed the death sentence
The negro said he was hiding in
the woods when Miss Dobbs passed
by on her way to a store He seized
her and after assaulting her cut her
throat and stabbed her three times
to keep her from telling Christian
showed no signs of fright
The sentence came within 24 hours
after the crime was committed and
Christian was sent to Fincastle jail
The jail is being guarded to prevent
any attempt to lynch the negro A
mob gathered near Clifton Forge but
agreed not to attempt to lynch Chris
tian while he was at that place
SELLS FARM TWICE
TWICEIN
IN TWO MONTHS
J Newt Renaker Sold J W Poyn
ter Farm For fOI25
Per Acre
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J Newt Renaker as agent for J
W Poyriter sol LhisJ04 acre farm
on the Ecton pike kWwn as the Roy
alty farm to BeaE Brothers for
10125 per acre This makes the
second time Mr Benkerf has sold
this fain since December 10th 190ft
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FINAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE
I COLLEGE ORATORICAL CONTEST
SeYBn Speakers Will Be Heard Monday NightAddres sas Of UuusuaE
Merit Are PromisedAll Are InvHed
Final arrangements have been It
completed for the Inter Society Pre I h
liminary Oratorical Contest to be held I
at Kentucky Wesleyan College Mon
day Preb
lininary from which the representa
tion of the college will be chosen foi I
the State Oratorical Contest which
will be held in Lexington the second a
Friday in April
The local college has a better
chance now than for years past to 1
win Seven of the best men have
worked hard and faithfully and have
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according to the judges reports re
ceived written orations of unusual
merit I
The societies will conduct the con
test They will have an orchestra J
to fill in allwaits and incidentally to
give the judges and audience an op
portunity to digest one speech before I I
another comes on Prof Dalgety of
the Oratorical Department will pre
side I
This preliminary is being conduct s
ed upon the same basis as the final11
contest Three judges on thought i
and composition have already care I
fully examined the manuscripts and o
three judges on delivery will render
undivided decisions after listening to IV
the presentation The grades of the o
entire six judges will be averaged
and the winner declared accordingly 7
The societies are going to jharge s
a small admission in order to cover I 1
TOBACCO NfWS II
FILES ARTICLES r
Of IncorporationCapital Stock is I
5000 Officers Are
Elected
H
Articles of incorporation of the A
S of E Tobacco News the newpub i
ieation that is soon to be launched 1
in this city were filed in the County c
Clerks office Friday for record J
The capital stock of the company
is to be divided into 1000 shares of
5 each divided into two classes
500 shares of common stock that
will have the power to vote in fthe
election of officers and directors and 1
500 shares of preferred stock that I
will have no power to vote in the 1
election of officers
The stockholders lof the corpora
tion are G W McMillen of Butler
TPendletpn county F W Conrad of
Falmouth ndletoncounty Lucien
Beckner of Winchester MVC Ran
kin of Frankfort J C Hughes of
Richwood Boone county The cor
poration shall commence from the
time of the filing of the articles of
incorporation and continue for a pe
nod of twentyfive years
The officers of the corporation are
G W McMillen President Lucien
Beckner Secretary J C Hughes
Treasurer These together with F
W Conrad and M C Rankin form
the board of directors
The highest amount of indebted
ness that the corporation may incur
at any time is 5000 The personal
property of the stockholders is not
responsible for the corporate debts
A
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MONEY SOON HERE
The money for the county school
teachers that was to have been paid
out two weeks ago has not arrived
yet but County School Superintend
ent Tanner said this morning that he
thought the money would be here in a
few days
INSTALLS NEW WHISTLE
Mr R C Mansfield has recently
installed on his flouring mill a T histle
df the steamboat variety This whis
tie can be heard for many miles
Curate Ideal
It Ila cheering thing to meet young
Iminif Inspired by ids tIt it a Jfle
S Mg Ytfnl pastime to glw aquarter1 < rf
i t t hour a day to a great poet HaT Iir 1
little bleat book sad copy ya wtablcp j
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WEATHER
tPartly Cloudy Tonight t
F
° Sunday Warmer
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the expenses of the evening Tfnk1
Ithe
has been fixed at fifteen cents
The program isas follows
Music Orchestra
InvocationRev 0 J Chandler
OrationIs it Worth WhileP
B TriggOrationLinntation
Oration Limitation of Inherit
rineesH H Faris
Music Orchestra
Oration America and the Far
EastR P Combsy
y
Oration The Prince of Peace
G G Foskett
Music Orchestray
Oration The Red Head Chief L
L CockrelL
CockrelLOrationifMoney T
Or UonMoney Its Use and
Abuse W V CropperIt
MusicOrchestra
Oration Political Reform 1L
D Aitkin I
Music Orchestra >
Decision of Judges
The judges on thought and compo
compo
Northwestern University ProfL
Swinehart of Bloomingburg Ohio
High School and Prof M M HaS f
of Genesee Wesleyan Seminary
Judges on Delivery are Williams
Myall of Paris J M Stevenson and
one other to be selected
The contest will begin promptly atd
730 in order to allow those who de
sire 1 t to get to the Auditorium 6m I
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AETURNS FROMA PJ
TflE PAN HAN DLE fr
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Mi F H Jackson is Home and Rev
ports Fine Trip and Good
Country
Mr F H Jackson who has for thetfy
past seven weeks been on a proS
peering trip through the Gulf Coast
country of Texas returned hone
Friday ta fternoonS i
Mr Jackson says that there Is
more enterprise more property
changing hands and more business
going on there now than there is any
where else in the country He sayg
that he found on his trip a number
of people who expressed their belief
that that country would soon rival
California and Fl ridaas a fruit
growing country While he did notl
make any investment Mr Jackson
was very favorably impressed While i +
there Mr Jacksons headquarters
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was at Belville >
WILL CLOSE TRACKS
Governor Gillette Signs Californt
AntiRacetrack Law
Sacramento Cat Feb 20Gover
nor Gillett signed the Walker Otis
antiracetrack gambling bill whiCh
will close the racetrack at Emeryrflle
before the present meeting is over
and will sound the death knell ot
poolselling at racetracks In California
as well as wipe out the poolroom
which have thrived in all parta of the
state The Santa Anita track at w
Angeles will close before the law
goes into effect Violation of the mew
law which goes into effect GO days
from date is punishable by imprisons J
ment in jail for not less than 30 days V
nor exceeding one year
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GREAT CAMP ISTO
V MEET IN COURT ROOI1HV
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W 0 W Have Selected Circuit Court ri
Room as the Place For t
r Sessions >
rWincbester camp No 82 W 0 w °
have selected the Circuit Court rooar
in the Court House as the place for A
the holding of the meeting of tiwr y
Great Camp here in March Tfcet
program for the occasion is abowfc C
completed and wilt be given out foacp v f
Publication MondayJ t x
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1i be4 ren the rITrt 1I islte a
jfmcP if the fundaeiwe t I
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