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Fair Tmstfay NifM ami Widmiday
WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1912.
2 CENTS A COPY; II CENTS A WEEK
VOLUE 7; He. 62.
Will Take Place Wednesday Morning
At Ten O'Clock at Residence-
Burial in Winchester Cemetery.
The funeral of Mr. John P. Bush,
who died Monday at Torrent while
on a visit to his son, Mr. Clarence
Bush, wil take place from the resi
dence at 240 Boone avenue Wednes
day morning at ten o'clock.
The services will be conducted by
Rev. J. II. MacXeill and Rev. J. W.
Harding. The remains will be in
terred in the Winchester cemetery.
The following will act as pallbear
ers: Messrs. A. II. Sympson, Geo.
B. Nelson, Sr.. Chas. B. Ecton, J. W.
Poynter, Jas. II. Evans and A. F.
DISPOSAL PLANT FINISHED
The disposal plant for the Win
chester sanitary sewer sy.-tem is
finished and the Board of Council
will meet at 10 a. m. Wednesday to
GUN CLUB PROPERTY
And $50.00 Reward is Offered For
The Arrest and Conviciton of
For the third time the projerty of
the Winchester Gun Club, situated
at the end of 'Fitch avenue, wa-
brpkeu into recently and considerable
Thcijnwieants broken open 'the
lock, ticcording !to a f-tatement .made,
by onciiof tho.itiembers,: and stole'
a huntingj.jacket and Several othei
things, and then broke up the- water
cooler. The trap -was -also entered
and a numborMoJj flaJSnfeeuMs vrfre.H
These depreciations -'have been
made an .Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving
A reward of $50.00 has been offer
ed by the Cur. C!Jj for t':e arrc-i
and conviction of the guilty parties.
I 5F -J I
The directors of the Planters'
Warehouse certainly deserve credit
for their efforts in establishing a
tobacco market in Winchester.
A committee of the Warehouse
Company was in Louisville last week
in conference with the heads of the
American Tobacco Company, and
feel sure buyers will be here
next Tuesday, January 9.
Clark county growers should" ap
preciate the" fact of a loose leaf mar
ket at home anil patronize it. rather
than go among strangers.
The prices cn the Winchester mar
ket will be the same as elsewhere.
Our people should hold their tobacco
for our own market and attend the
sales beginning January 0 and see
tobacco bringing 'the market ,
according to their grades.
MR. W. W. ECTON BUYS
In Furniture Business And Will Con
duct Business At Same Stand.
Mr. Lee Hardman has disposed of
his one-half interest in the furniture
store of Hardman and Ecton, to his
partner, Mr. W. W. Ecton, who will
continue the business under his own
On the loth of January Mr. Hard
man will accApt a position with the
LvTincliester Grocery Company.
Mr. Ecton will conduct a first class
furniture store at the same stand.
IS NOW BETTER
Mrs. A. S. Kidd, of Clark county,
was tnken ill Christmas while on a
vi-it to her mother, Mrs. Rufus'Had
den, but is now much better. Mt.
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
Mr. John D. Bruer
Mr. John D. Brucr dfed Saturday
at Lis home in Paris, aged .seventy
six years. The funeral services
were held Monday, Rev. J. L. Clark,
of this city assisting. Mr. Bruer
lived here for some time where his
daughter kept a boarding house.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hisle
Mrs. Elizabeth Hisle died Satur
day at her home in Fayette county,
of pneumonia, aged sixty-seven
years. The body was buried Mon
day i'n the Lexington cemetery. She
i-: survived by her husband, Thos.
IlHsle, and eight children. 'Before
her marriage she was Miss Eade?, of
Estill county, and the family has
numerous relatives in this county.
Will Be Held January 2E-27 And
May 10-11 To Award Common
On January '20 and 27 and on May
10 and 31, an examination will be
held for the graduates of the county
chools to award the common school
A common school diploma entitle.-.
the bidder to four year's free tuition
in the Winchester High School or in
Kentucky We.slcyan Academy.
' A liuniltcivof candidates,' are ex
liec(ed,tq take the examination. .
Goes Into Voluntary Bankruptcy
And His Two Clothing. Stores Are
R. Frank, who has conducted two
clothing stores on Xorth Main street
in this city for some time, has gone
into voluntary bankruptcy 'and the
stoies were closed Tuesday morning.
Tuesday Morning at Her Home cn
Buckner Street Funeral Arrange
ments Not Complete.
Mrs. Robert Walden, aged 08
years, droped dead at her home on
Buckner street Tuesday morning at
eight o'clock. Death is thought to
have been caused by heart failure.
Mrs. Walden had an attack of acute
indigestion recently but she was
thought to have recovered from it.
Mrs. Walden was alone in the
kitchen at the. time of her death. 'Her
lister., Mis Xa.nnie Kindred, heard
licit fall and m.'h'ed in to the room
bat Mrs. Walden died without utter
ing a word. ,
Arrangements, have not yet been
made for the funeral. .
She is survived by her husband;
three Sons. Messrs. Tom and Will
Walden, of this city, and Mr. Jas.
Walden, of Mis.-ionri; three sisters,
Mrs. Thos. Gunn. of California; Mrs.
Jno. Walden and Miss Nannie Kin
dred, all of this city; two brothers,
Mr. John Henry Kindred, of Bornes
boro, and Mr. Win. Kindred, otitis
First Meeting Held by New Board
Monday Night. Officers Elected.
The new Boaid of Education held
its first meeting last night and reor
Mr. J. K. Allen was elected pres;
dent; John W. Crone, vice president;
J. B. Cornctt, treasurer, and W. O.
The Winchetscr Bank was con
tinued as depository of the school
Unknown Chauffeur Drives Car Into
Wagon Driven By Mr. Joe Estis.
No Serious Damages.
An auto driven by a (diaulTcur its
the employ of the Bayless Garage,
who-e name could not be learned
ran into the rear cud of a two-hor.-c
wagon driven by Mr. Joe Estis Tues
day at noon on the Lexington pike
near McConnick's shop. Xo serious
damage was done to either one.
Mr. Estis was shaken up consid
erably by the jar, when the auto hit
the wagon. The horses started ti.
run but wore soon brought under
The auto fell over an embankment
alter it hit the wagon, but, after be
ing hoisted out, it ran into Lexington
without having to make any repairs.
If 'tlie driver received any injuries at
all; they wcretonly -light, ones.
The- car was. a seven passcngei
1 S?jlie accident or- 'iirred when the
njitfc attempted to pass the wagon.
The .driver of the wagon pulled' to
the right and the chauffeur evidenth
thinking Mr. Estis would pull to the
left, crashed into the rear of the
wagon. Both vehicles were going
As Mayor of Lexington By Retiring
Mayor Skain. Big Crowd is
Lexington, Ky., Jan. I. Before
a crowd which packed the Mayor's
ofljee and that of the Mayor's Cleil:
and overflowed into the hallway
Mayor J. T. Cassidy took the oath ol
ofTv-e as chief executive of the city
Mohday morning about 10 uYhiu!;.
Tlie gathering of friends was one ol
the largest ever seen at the CLt
Halt and one and all brought goj.l
wishes for the old and the new May
or. Long before the time set for the
ceremony, people began to gatiiei
and when, at a few minutes before
10 o'clock, Mr. Cassidy started from
the Mayor's office from that of the
City Clerk, he could hardly make his
way into the room. Mayor Skain
administered the oath of office to
Mr. Cassidy and the incoming ana
outgoing Mayors exchanged con
gratulations. The hunting season closed Mon
day and it will be unlawful to hun!
again until next November.
The hunting supply here was verA
slim, both in birds and rabbit.
By the uniformed football is gen
erally regarded as being responsible
for more fatalities than any other
sport. Because of this general be
lief, or possibly aiding it, jokesmiths,
since the game has become popular
in this country, have devoted much'
of their time to poking fun at ih?
long-haired, padded individual who
seeks to win fame for himself and
school on the gridiron. But .4s a
help to swelling the necrology re
ports, football is outclassed by the
During the season 'of 1011 seventy-nine
deaths resulted from base
ball, while during the same year
twenty-two football players lost
their lives. In 15)10, however, the
difference is more- apparent, for
baseball caused the death of fifty
three persons and football killed
twenty-five. Since 190.1 baseball has
resulted fatally for 199, and 1.10
deaths can be charged to the alleg
ed more strenous sport. Of course,
one should take into consideration
the long playing season of baseball
and the much larger dumber of parti
cipants. A tabulated record of the number
of deaths resulting in the last seven
years from fifteen specified sports.
and tho-e unnamed and classified un
der the head of "other sports," it-
extremely interesting. Xot even au
tomohiling can compare with base
ball in number of deaths caused.
For in seven years' auto racing only
eighty-six have been dashed from
automobiles to death against grandstand-',
telegraph poles, fence-', audi
ences, etc. Commercial Tribtnc.
All Passes Off in' Peace Anr Har'
mony. in .Upper Branch of Legisla
ture. Frankfort; Ky., Jan. 2. While the
House of .Representatives were hav
ing a warm fight over the Speaker
ship Monday, the State Senate held
its caucus and everything was har
mony. Senator W. V. Eaton, of Pa
'lucuh, was elected president pro
tein of the Senate, his opponent
Senator Louis W. Arnett, of Cov
"ngton, withdrawing from the race
The Senate was called to order at
'2:4.j by Chairman Prewitt and Sen
ator Phil Beard, of Shelbyville, was
elected by acclamation as chairman
of the caucus, Robert Phillips, sec
retary of the Democratic State Ex
ecutive Committee, was made sec
retary of the caucus.
Senator E. K. "Hogg nominaied
Senator Eaton for preisdent pro
tein of the Senate, and the nomina
tion was seconded by Senator Arnett.
Senator Eaton's election was by
Senator Mark Bryan, of Louisville,
slaced in nomination Camden R. Mc
Afee, of Louisville, 'for chief clerk,
the nomination being seeouded by
Senator Sanders. Senator Herman
Newcomb, of Louisville, nominated
sbrge Peters and Senator Claude
Thomas, of Paris, nominated L. C.
Litteiell, of Owenton. Peters got
eighteen voles. Litterell nine, and
McAfee five.. Jesse Alver.-ou. of
Stanford, was elected by acclama
tion assistant clerk.
Miss Jennie McDonald, of this
city, was elected enrolling- clerk;
Gates Young, of Owensboro, .ser-geant-at-arm-;
Sam .Catlett, of
Princeton, doorkeeper, ami Murray
Brown, as janitor. All of these elec
tions were by acclamation.
Jack Moody, of Monroe county,
Owen Sanders, son of Senator San
ders, and John Rhea Maxey, of Lo
gan county, were elected pages.
All of the .Democratic
ROLICE TO LEAVE
, WHITE HOUSE
Representative Burleson, of Texas,
Thinks it Extravagance to Have
The President Guarded So Well.
Washington, Jan. 2. All of the
uniformed policemen on duty in the
"hite House and the executive of
fices are to be removed.
The order affects twenty-two po
licemen, many of whom have' been
on duty at the White House for ten
years or more.
The change is said to be" due to a
protest by Representative Burleson,
of Texas( a member of the House
Committee on Appropriation, who
thought the policemen were needed
on street duty.
President Taft at once called the
matter to the attention of the dis
trict commissioners with the state
ment that so far as he wa sconcern
L"i the policeman could be removed
from the White House at any time
the local authorities saw fit.
. BY TARGET SHOOTING
When James Crouch and David
Slackwell, Candidates for Road
Supervisor Received a Tie Vote.
Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 2. "If a
tie voce is ca.-t for two candidates
for office, is settlement of the con
test' by a shooting match legal?''
Pending authoritative answer to this
question Trustee John Siscoe, of
Polk township, this county, declin
ed to recognize James Crouch as
road iipeH'isor. . 1 ' ' '
Crruch and1 David Blackwell re
ceived an equal number of votes in'
all "diction to fill the office of road
.-in per. viMy. 'Agreeing to a'uido by
the losult of a shooting match.
Each fired twenty-five shots at n
papet target hung on a tree. Crouch
put more bullets in the bull's eye
than did his opponent. Blackwell
declared he was satisfied, but Trus
tee Siscoe says he will have to read
the law books carefully before he
Proves Fatal to Barney Hack, Mon
day Afternoon at City Hospital in
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 2. Volun
tary starvation resulted in the
death of Barney Hack, aged 58, who
died Sunday afternoon at the City
Hospital after he had refused for
11 days to partake of any food. Hack
was formerly a member of the Louts
cille fire department. Several years
ago while fighting a fire, he fell from
a ladder and received injuries about
the 'head-that compelled him to give
up work of any kind.
Four days before 'Christmas, he
was placed in jail by relatives pend
ing investigation into his sanity.
While confined in jail, Hack sat with
his hands folded and all efforts to
get him to partake of food proved
Christmas afternoon his condition
became 'such that he was removed to
the hospital for treatment. During
the week that he remained in that
institution he continued to refuse
ourishment and grew steadily weak
er until his death.
The papers appointing Mr. C. H.
Duty, of this city, to h place in the
"Revenue Service, have ben signed
bv. President Taft.
SPEED OWEN GETS JOB
In making assignments for Jan
uary Internal Revenue Collector
Field sends Speed Owen, of this city,
to George Babels place at Frankfort
By The Democrats For Speaker of
The House of Representative.
Vcte Stood 43 to 29 on fifth Ballot
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 2. The se
lection of Claude B. Terrell, of Trim
ble county, as the Democratic nomi
nee for Speaker of the House of
Representatives at Frankfort Mon
day by the vote of 43 to 29 on the
fifth ballot, was not so much a de
feat for Harry A. Schobertli. the
brilliant and capable young Reprc;
scntative as it is a defeat for Sm
Schackelford, J. Campbell and other
Representative? of special interest?
the members of the State 'Prison
Commission, and those other gentle
men generally ercognized as members
of the Third House at the capital.
It was not so much a victory for Mr.
Terrell as it was a triumph of 'lu
men who sincerely and honestly be
lieve in carrying out the pledges for
the taking of the Pri-on Commis-ioii
and the Third nouse out of politics.
With these two evil influences ic
nioved from the politics of Kentml:y
the state has1 an opportunity to share
in the progress of the states sur
rounding her. With a Prison Com
mission chosen by the Governor, as it
should be s Icctcd, the responsibility
for the management of the prisons
of the state will be placed where it
belongs in the hands of the Exec
utive Department of the state gov
Wall Street Brokers Report Business
The Worst in Many Years. Wish
1912 More Prosperous Than 1911.
Xew York, Jan. 2. Wall street
will begin the Xew Year with tin
wish that it may be a more pro.--p?r-ous
one than was 1911.
When business is resumed Tues
day in the financial world after tht
holidays, brokers will' greet each
other with "better luck this ye;r"
rather than the uual Happy Xiw
Year. The last twelve months ha?
seen hard times in Wall street.
Business was poor most of !-.r-t
year except for a few of the iarm
houses. A broker who has been in
Wall street for 21 years said that
last vcar was the dullest he had ex
perienced. Some brokers were forc
ed to quit the street to earn a .iv
ing. One such broker is selling auto
mobiles. Another is a 'Xew York
representative of a Southern cotto-i
MAN GETS JOB
Brent Greene, who re-ided in this
city for a while will be second deputy
in the office of his father, Robt.
Greene. Clerk of the Court of Ap
COUNTY COURT ORDERS
S. W. Pur-ley, Joe Qui-ienberry,
L. B. Cockrell, W. T. Gordon, H. R.
Watts, J. W. Wheeler and T. G. Bar
row qualied as Superivisors of Taxes
B. n. Barnett qualified as guardian
ul jin i lie oa rue 1 1, agcu jl.
-rli" t xx a Til
Although He Lives Within Tws er
Three Squares of It Fred Tells
a Good One on Himself.
Fred Toney, Blue Grass League
pitcher of unu-ual reputation, who is
now with Charley 'Murphy's Xational
League team, has been the subject ot
a number of stories since he has been
with the Chicago team, the majority
of which have been told with Toney
in the role of the "goat." The big
pitcher tells them on himself in a
great many instances, and as he is
one of the must pcpnlar players in
the Chance outfit, the stories go all
the way around the circuit.
While in Louisville this week Tom
A. Sheets, president of the Lexing
ton, Ky.. team, added a new one on
Toney to the list, and. as usual it
came- originally from Toney. The
two old friends were together in Cin
cinnati not long ago, and the for
mer Winchester star was telling hi-
Lexington friend of his experience-!
Fred had concluded a recital of
instances in the Windy City to show
how men on the Chicago team had
helped him to get along, and partic
ularly how the older pitchers, had
taken an interest in him to teach him
all the tricks of his profession, lie
had just finished some high praise of
"But Chicago is a peculiar place,"
said Toney. "It's the hardest place
in this country to get acquainted
with. Why, I lived within two or
three squares of the ball park where
I was on duty when in Chicago, and
there never has been a time all this
year that ,1. could- find the park 'by
myself without a lot of difficulty,' and
I hardly know, in what part ofVthtt
city it is yet. Chicago a'-. queer1
pface." Louisville Times.
HART CHAPTER TO MEET
The Iart Chapter, D. A. K'f will,
meet with Mrs. R. A. Sdobee, Friday .
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Mr. W. E. Durham sold Tucsday
1(5,000 pounds of tobacco to Mr. Tom
McCray at 13 3-4 cents.
WILL BURGHY ON TRIAL
Jailer Jas. Mullins and Deputv Po
lice Dan Insko went to Lexingtor.
Tuesday at witnesses in the case of
th Commonwealth vs. Will Buiyh;',
.f'this city and Tom Long, of L-;s-"pgton.
who are charged with rohlrn?
Will Holder, of Pine Grove, during
the Lexington Fair.
TOO LATE TO CL4SSFY
One day only. The great play,
"TWO ORPHAXS." Taking 3,000
feet of film to show the play. Xo
advance in admission. The picture
starts promptly at 7, 8 and 9 o'clock.
Don't miss this one.
FOR RENT Stable. Apply to 20
French avenue. T. C. Hardcsty.
FOR RENT A 0 room cottage r.UIi
all modern conveniences; Vni
bargain in town if taken at oii.-c
Apply to Bobbins at this office.
Both phones, or call at residence,
' E. Tenn. phone 330. l-2-.".t
LOST Gold pin, between Boone
street and Baptist chureh. Find
er please phone 337. l-2-3t
"What did the aviator do next wbea
tie flew Into a high wind?" T doa't
know, but 1 suppose he flew lato a