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WEATHER Fair Wednesday NtflM Mi ThqrSfey "1 LAST EDITION "SI VOLUME 7; No. 69. WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1912. 2 CENTS A COPY; 10 CENTS A WEEK rwxw 1.1 m t . m m f i IN Hi w s a: 4 r si', WINCHESTER TOBACCO SALES Too much praise and commenda tion cau not be given to officers, managers ami stockholder cf the Planters'- Loose Leaf Tobacco Ware house Company for the superb grit and determination which they have displayed in their efforts to give to Winchester tobacco sales. These people, in the face of many obstacles, have overcome mountains of difficulties, and have demonstrat ed to the fanners of this and sur rounding counties, and to the buyers of tobacco, that they not only can give, but have now given to the state of Kentucky a new tobacco market, where can be sold and purchased the best tobacco to be found in this state. At the sales held .Tuesday, over 200,000 pounds of tobacco were sold, and every seller was more than satisfied with the price obtained no better result than this could have been asked. The owners of this waiehouse, most of whom are farmers and ex farmers, have erected in Winchester, one of the 'best equipped, modern, up-to-date, steel constructed loose leaf tobacco warehouse in the state, with a sales floor of about 23,000 square feet. The building has a concrete floor in the basement for storing at least 1,000 hogsheads, with a concrete floor of about 15,000 square feet under the sales floor for the packing of green tobac co. This floor is on the level with the railroad car floor of their private siding, making the loading of tobac co most eay of accomplishment. They also have a hydraulic pre.--; that will prize at least 100 hogsheads a day, and two other power presses that will prize 50 hogsheads a day. and their redrying plant and entire establishment is most complete in every detail This entcrprje required-' . money and brains, to produce, aiuh-theimagi-niflcent salesj which,,W(?re ma'dciXueA-.-day, clearlsh.ow ,tha.t the people df this and .sjirrquuding ".counties,- ap preciated tjic effort of these people approved qf ,Ith,e,pnterprif.ey and arc willing to-(support those who are willing to jnake investments which' are for farmers? ultimate good. The citizens of Winchester and Clark county can not do too much for these men who have put tlieii money into this interprise and have done so much for our community. To have these tobacco sales in "Winchester will mean a great amount of money invested here with our own merchants, which otherwise would go to Lexington or other markets j The tobacco is hauled here and a? soon as the sale is made, the sclle: is paid by, the warehouse company.. and his money deposited with out banks, and if there is anything to be purchas"- for. the farm or home, it will natui. Jly be. bought from the merchants in this city where the grower receives his money, and this the merchant reaps this benefit. If the tobacco was sold in Lexington, naturally the grower, if he had any purchases to make, would make then: there. Our people should bend every ef fort to assist the owners in this mo-t laudible enterprise, and our farmers in this county should show their ap preciation of these men's efforts, by sending their ti bacco here to be sold. and every nun should constitute himself a committee of one. to urge upon the growers of this county and surrounding counties to send theii tobacco here. The buver realizes that the very best tobacco is to be found in this market; that it can be cared foi cheaper and better here than else where, and shipped with les expense than from mot any other point at which there are Iooe leaf sales, aw we predict for this market, a bright future. We know such will be the result if our people will stand by it and wc urge all to give it their most hearty support. The Commercial Club will back it up to the full extent of its power. Resolutions Adopted The directors of the Commercial Club, at their meeting Wednesday moining, passed the following reso lutions: "The Directors of the Commercial Club of Winchester, on behalf of its members, hereby extends to the own ers of the Planters' Loose Leaf To bacco Warehouse Company, its thanks for, and appreciation of their effort and determination to give to Winchester a loose leaf tobacco sale. and which have now been crowned with such .splendid success, and we hereby pledge to them our best ef forts, in whatever manner they may wish, to assist them in making Win chester one of the best looseleaf markets in the state. "We commend this market to all sellers and buyers and especially urge all growers m tins county to send tiieir tobacco to Winchester to be sold, and for them to do all in" their power to have the growers in the surrounding counties do like wise. 0FJO0RLD Held Public Installation. Col. J. H. Brewer, of Louisville, Delivers Ad dress. Col. J. II. Brewer, of Louisville. State -Manager for the W. O. W., de- ivered au address on ''Insurance and Fratentil Operation" Tuesday night in the Court House, after which the officers of Winchester Camp Xo. 82 were installed in public as follows: W. E. Singleton, C C. J. Ragland, Adv. F. C. Singleton, Banker. J. O'. PiersalL lerk. I, R. ilfceiVvEj! Of L. Broltkshirc, Watchman. J.. X. W'iWon, Sentry. IX uAf. Tanner, "J. XV Wilson and . It The camp will meet regularly every Tuesday Slight and at next .meeting the Physicians will-be elected and in- t'alicd. The W. 0. W. has in 22 years be come one of the richest, strongest ind most popular Benefit Orders and enjoys the title of the Giant of "the 0th Century. More than forty thousand good men have joined the order in Kentucky since entering the tato fourteen years ago. movement is on foot to hold a District Degree Meeting in Winches ter during 1012, which would fill the town with people. On October 23. 1910. a class of "7,840 candidates drawn from Ohio, West Virginia, In diana, Missouri, Tennesso and Ken tucky was introduced in the Jeffer- on county armory, being brought there by forty-six special W. O. W. trains, giving to Louisville the big- Jest day in her history and being the largest class introduction in the his tory of fraternity Kentucky has five hundred camps nd seven full regiments of uniform lank. Manager Brewer is trying hard to secure the 1912 District Camp for KentrV dispensation of $5.00 has been gijanted Winches ter Camp Xo. S2 for a short time in order that she may enjoy all the branches of the order. Following the meeting, a most de light ful luncheon was served at Ver milion & Long's Tea Room. DEATHS AND FUNERALS Dr. W. H. Felix The body of Dr. W. II. Felix; who died at Clearwater, Fla., Saturday, arrived in Lexington Tuesday morn ing and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie Bain. 253 Rodes avenue. The funeral services were held at the Firs t Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. W. Porter and Rev. Villi! WOODMEN Gwyn officiating. mm TOBACCO SALES ARE jM GOOD At The Planters' Loose Leaf Ware house. Prices Ranging From 2 to 40 cents. Sales Will Be Resum ed Thursday at 10 A. M. There were about 300,000 pounds of tobacco sold at the Planters Loose- Leaf Tobacco Warehouse on Tuesday There were about f.even or eizht firms represented and biddinsr was hong and rocd prices prevailed throughout the day. The R. J. Rey nolds Tobacco Company represented by Evans and Blakcmore were the largest buyers for the day The quality was not" extra good, most of the tobacco being dark. The follow ing are soaie of the sales: B. F. McCormick, of Estill county, a crop of red tobacco, averaging 11 1-2 cents.; ( John Stofer, of Montgomery comi ty, 7 baskets of fair colory tobacco from 13 to 10 f-2 cents, also 5 bas kets of red tobacco and low grades at from 7 3-4 to 9 3-4 cents. Renick & Osborne, of Clark coun ty, a crop of colory tobacco at from 12 1-4 to 14 1-4 cents. Chas. Rnpard, Clark county, a crop of red tobacco at from 10 to 14 ents. Richard X. Baber a crop of red to bacco averaging 10 cents. W. M. Martin, Clark county, C hogsheads pf medium colory tobac co at from 11 to 13 cents; also some given and nondecsript at from $4.90 to $8.30 Rainey & Hefllin, of Clark county, 3 baskets of medium colon- tobacco at from. $12.75 to $10.25. From the grade of tobacco that was offered Tuesday and. the. pi ice.-. received,' fancy tobacco would-brim? t ... vi . ,ii .III i. ill , . Tim .a A ii Li Will ' i t -' i,iii.- tin uuti 6uid. .The, first sale at R. A. t Sfeobeo't- Loose Leaf, Tobacco. Warehouse will i take place Tjnirsfh.yf morning at 10 ,o;cioeic. Air,' facouo .says mere arc indications of .a satisfactorysalc. In the afternoon there will bo a sale at the Plantc '.' ' Loose' Leaf Warehouse on Winn avenue and they are also expe -ting encouraging ales and will have about 100,000 pounds on the maikct. COUNTY TAX RATE Since 1845 When 13 Cents Was Rate. Mr. H. R. Walts Finds Interest ing Document. In looking over some pld papers Mr. II. Ii. Watts has found a county tax receipt dated 1845, which makes it 07 years old. - V In ye olden day the tax rate was irn c I only 15 cents per $100, as compared with the 47 1-2 cent rate of today. On certain specified articles, defi nite tax was assessed regardless of their value;, for example on gold spectacles, patent lever silver watch es and on buggies 50 cents was paid, while on gold watches a tax of $1.00 was required. Clark county was then spelled "Clarke". Wm. Hickman was sher iff of the county at the time. MR. HARVEY PREWITT HAS NARROW ESCAPE Mt. Sterling. Ky., Jan. 10. The horse ridden by Harvey M. Prewitt, a farmer, fell on him breaking his leg below the knee and fracturing both bones. -Prewitt laid on the cold ground for nearly an hour before his cries were heard by a farm hand and he was taken home. The accident occurred while Prewitt was feeding cattle, the horse slippjug on the ice. 1 WINCHESTFI'S JDEA HUSTLE NEWS BRIEFS ngclo Tondazza, an Italian la borer, about 32 years, of age, of Chicago, died at 7 o'clock Monday night at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lex ington, .of injuries received -Monday from an explosion of dvna- mitc on Kio works of the Lexington & Eastern extension at Bush Branch, j Breathitt county. i Mr. C. A. Bell, an employe of one of the contractors on the construc tion of the Lexington & Eastern ex tension work above Jackson, who re ceived a fracture of his skull by falling rock iii n tunnel on the works, Thursday, died at Good Samaritan HospitaUin Lexington Tuesday night at 11:45 o'clock. The Kentucky State Federation of Labor assembled in annual conven tion at Frankfort Tuesday. Xum erous crafts and occupations were represented and plans were laid for improving the present statutes reg ulating the conditions in .factories and workshops in Kentucky. Spec ial attention will be directed toward the passage of a bill to limit the hours of employment for women and the improvement of sanitary condi tions where they are employed. Dr. II. W. Wiley, government food expert, admits that he. is getting thin-skinned, because fof the fact that his opinions have' been so much lambasted. The annual meting of the Ken tucky State Fire Prevention Asso ciation ,a body made up of the spec ial agents of fire insurance compa nies doing business in Kentucky, i-' being held at the SeeTuach Hotel in Louisville. About fifty i agents from various jfarts of the tate aie present. jlif opening his report President SiWnrds ;stated that the annual loss by 'fire in the United States approx- imated $! Kentucky $250,000,000. . The loss in in 1910 was $4,194,000.. lie estimated the loss in 1911, the year that has just ended 'at $5,871,- OOO-.aijjjncrcase of 40 per cent. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 10. Senator Claude M. Thomas, of Paris, "start ed something" in the Senate Tuesday when he spoke on Senate Rule 10, which is intended to exclude the lob by. The rule excluding "lobbyists" was adopted. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 10 The Sen ate and House Tuesday ballotted separately on the election of United States Senator, electing OLic M. James, of Marion. A joint session will be held Wednesday at which Mr. James will he elected to succeed Sen ator T. H. Paynter. Lexington. Ky., Jan. 10. Mr. Jo seph F. Overstreet, the well-known . . i : j i : . i r , , c lt 111 eu Ulas"l '"" '"u" ui tho. General Council and Board ot Education, and one of the best busi ness men in tiic city, C'.cl carl Tuesday morning at his home, 385 South Limestone street, after an illness lasting several months. Mayor J. E. Cassidy, of Lexington, has named John T. Vance, Jr., for the position of Mayor's Clerk. Oregon, 111., Jan. 10. Dr. Harry Elgin Webster, of Chicago, facing trial for the murder of his wife, Bes sie Kent Webster, will plead guilty to the crime of which he is accused in the Circuit Court Friday. Morehead, Ky., Jan. 10. The con dition of Willinm. the little son of Judge Allie W. Young, who has been at the point of death for almost a week, is reported improving. Washington, Jan., 10 After lapse of more than ten years, Amer ican troops are again to invade Chi na. They are to aid in keeping open the railroad from Peking to the sea. In the course of eight or nine days, five bundled regular infantrymen will be disembarked at the little Chinese port (of Chin-Wing-Tao. Owingsville, Ky.,; Jan. 10. Mrs. Mary L. Lacy, 82 years old, died at the home of her son, J. J. Lacy, Mou day, after a long illness. She was the widow of Judge B. D. Lacy, and was a pensioner on account of the services of her husband in the war with Mexico. She leaves two chil dren, J. J. Lacy, cashier of the Farmers Bank here, and Mrs. Bessie De Graffensied, of the State of Washington. Cynthiana, Ky., Jan. 10. The first loose leaf sales ot, tobacco were held here Tuesday at the Burley Tobacco Company's Loose Leaf Warehouse, which has just opened here. Be 90,000 and 100,000 pounds of the weed were disposed of at satisfac tory prices to both the growers and buyers. A number of the best types sold around $10, the highest being $10.75. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 10. (Mr. John L. Hambrick, 35 years old, of 210 West Maxwell stret, a butcher at the City Market House, died at St. Joseph's Hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning, as a result of a fractured skull, received in an accidental fall upon the ice late Monday, at the comer of South Limestone and Water streets. BIG SALE IS ON A large crowd was present Wed nesday morning for the opening of the big sale of the Curry Dry Goods" Company. The reputation of this store is so well known that the an nouncement of the big sale created a great deal of interest, and the build ing was crowded all day Wednesday. E Of Eruitable Life AsSurance SoCiety Is Destroyed by Fire, And Several Persons Are Missing. Xc-v York, Jan. 10. The great marble nine-story building of the Equi able Life Assurance Society at 120 Broadway, the home of the iMer canti'e Trust Company, the Equitable Tmsti Company, the banking house of Kauiiti Bros., the Mercantile Safe Dep( sit Company, and the Ilarriman lines, was destroyed early Tuesday by fire. Several persons are missing, in dud ing Battalion Chief Walsh. Four men lost their lives by leap ing from the roof and the property loss is estimated at about $10,000,- 000- ,IUrlH!lM!!; Millions of dollars m cash and securities are locked in the vault of the Assurance Society and the bank ing and trust companies, but are not believed to be affected by the flames. William Giblin, president of the Mercantile Safe Deposit Company, imprisoned with three employes in the vaults and was rescued after the firemen had sawed through sev eral two inch steel bars. Mr. Ogden's Statement Mr. W. T. Ogden, who is the local representative of the Equitable Life Assurance Company .states that all records affecting the policyholders of the company were kept at the Hazen building on Greenwood street and all of the local offices distributed all ov er the United States and foreign countries cause to he kept duplicate records, and. therefore, none of the business of tlie Equitable will suffer, and as only the executive offices were located in the Equitable building at 120 Broadway, which was wreckei by the great fire, there will, be only a temporary inconvenience. STORY BUILDING TO Young Richesnn Must Pay Extreme Penalty Unless Sentence is Com muted by Governcr. Boston, Jan. 10. A plea of guilty of murder in the first degree was made by the Rev. Clarence V. T. Richesou in the Superior Court Tuesday and he was sentenced by Judge Sanderson to death by electro cution some time .during the week of May 19, 1912. It is understood that a petition may be made to Gov. Foss and the executive council of the State to commute the death sentence to im prisonment for life. ANOTHER OPERA E For Lexington, All Necessary Funds Being Virtually in Sight. To Be Erected This Year. Lexington, Ky.. Jan. 10. Lexing ton is assured another opera house upon property belongings to Mr. James B. Haggin in the block on East Main street .opposite the Phoe nix Hotel, with its main entrance where the Heintz jewelry- store is now located, an 'entrance from Lime stone street through wihat is now the Majestic bowling alley, and a stage entrance on Short street opposite the county jail. JOKE TURNED OUT NO JOKE AT AIL Five Men Tie Dynamite to Dog's Tail, And Are Themselves Almost Fatally Stunned. Xewark, 0., Jan. 10. iSix men Were badly stunned Monday at the plant of Lynn Wilson, six miles east of Xewark, by an explosion of dy namite. They had tied a small stick of dynamite to the tail of a strange dog and took to their heels aftci lighting the short fuse. The dog, be ing playful, followed his tormentors. The men ran into an old building used to store street grading imple ments. The dog followed. The fire on the fuse was getting nearer to the dynamite. The dog was getting nearer to the men. The dog barked and the men yelled. The fu-e, fanned by the wind, burned faster. The men were caught in the shed and slammed the door behind them. The dog found an opening in the wall large enough to enter and was about half way in when the dy namite exploded. Parts of the animal were blown inside and parts outside the build ing. Even- one of the six men wa. badly stunned by the force of the explosion. Xone were seriously injured. LITTLE GIRL IS BADLY BURNED Lexington, Ky., Jan. 10. Burned fearfully about the face, chest and knees, Mildred Fowler, the seven-year-old daughter of Richard Fow ler, of 215 Perry street, is at the Good Samaritan Hospital in a seri ous condition as result of having gotten too close to an open grate Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home The little girl has a chance to re cover. . SENTENCED ELECTROCUTION MAN KILLED BY A FALL . John Kenney Dies Ahmst Instantly As Result of Falling Frem FeMtr Wagon. Pairs, Ky., Jan. 10. As a result of injuries sustained by a fall from wagon load of fodder which he was driving, John Kenney. aged about 45 'years, died almost instantly Mmidnv 'afternoon, near Little Rock, this county The accident occurred about 1 o'clock -Monday afternoon when Kenney, in company with his brother, James C. Kenney, were hauling fod- Jder with which to feed some cattle. I The wagon was heavily loaded with I four Or five shock f feuWar nnJ in passing through a gate his brother left the wagon to close the outlet. In looking up he noticed the horses without a driver and observed his brother lying on the ground. Rushing to his side he found him in an unconcsious condition anil made an effort to ascertain the ex tent of his injuries and to restore consciousness. However, the injur ed man lived but about five minutes. The road througu the pasture at the point where the accident ocqur rtd is said to be very rough and this condition is attributed as the cause of Kenney losing his balance and falling from the wagon, striking on. his head, the force of the fall prq ducing a concussion of the brain, death resulting almost instantly. MARKETS Cincinnati, Jan. 9. Cattle Slow and weak and 10c lower; shippers $6 7; extra $7.107.25; batcher " steers, extra $6.35.50, good to' choice $5.356.25, -common to' fair1'5 $4.505; heifers,- extra- $!:75(nC, good to choice $55.05, common' 'to fair $3.254.S5; cows, extra $5.25, good to choice $4.50-.10, common to fair ,$1.754.25, canners $1.50 ' $2.75; bulls steady and slow; bolog nas $44.75, fat bulls $4.7o5; milch cows steady. Calves Active and 2o50c high er; extra $9.50, fair to good $8 $9.25, common and largo $4.50 $8.50. Hogs Market opened generally 10c lower, closing 1015c lower on packers and butchers and 20 lower on light shippers anil pigs; selected heavy shippers $6.45(526.50, good to choice packers and butchers $6.45 $6.50, common to choice heavy fat sows $4.255.90, extra $6, light shippers $G6.30; pigs (110 lbs and !es) $4.505.90. Sheep Steady: extra $3.633.75, good to choice $3.253.60, common to fair $1.503, stock ewes $33.50 yearlings $3.504.50. Lambs Strong; extra $6.406.50 trood to choice $G6.35, common to fair $4.505.75. TOO LATE TO CUSSFY THE LYRIC A Western Heroine. (VitagrapU) When He Died. (Essanay, comedy) nis Exoneration. (Lubin) Matinee every day 2:30 and 3:30. In addition to the above 'program Prof. W. A Wellman will give, bis celebrated illustrated lecture on Ohio State Penitentiary Don't miss it. Xo extra charge for thU attraction.. FOR SALE 300 shocks of fodder. Apply to T. W. Hash, Home phone 232. 1-10-tf CHICKENS WANTED Dressed or undressed. J. W. Hollar. 1-10-lt Shirtwaists in all white, with lace collar and cuffs attached, valae $1.25. are being sold by the Winches-, ter Cloak and Suit Company for 4i cents. l-ib-it - nu t iJJHh' :1 s.