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OMAN VbL I. (EXTRA) RICHMOND, KY., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1913. (EXTRA) NO. 41. MAMS 1 JHlic FORD BURNS Fire Starts In Barber Shop, Causing $25,000 Loss. A most destructive fire occurred last Tuesday night at our neigh boring city of Ford. At about three o'clock in the morning a fire was discovered in the barber shop and from this the flames spread rapidly to the adjoining buildings, and in a short time a large part of the city lying on the east of the railroad was in flames. About twenty-five houses were destroyed and the loss is es timated at about $25,000.00. Ten residences were destroyed, but fortunately the occupants suc ceeded in saving most of the contents- The other buildings de stroyed were stores and shops' Many of the buildings were wood en structures and owing to the fact of the very dry conditions pre vailing, they burned like tinder. The largend substantial brick buildings fared bnt little better, and in a short time' the eastern portion of the city was in ashes. No suffering is reported and no loss of life and no mishaps of any kind. A full account will appear in our next regular issue. Land Sale J. D. Ray of near Valley View bought 40 acres of land from Virgil Weaver for which he paid $2000. -oo- Some men lose their heads and others have wives who fake them off. x. General News The supply of water in the city of Paris has become very limited, and precautions are being taken to prevent waste. Nearly 2,000 Progressives bid farewell to Theodore -Roosevelt at the New York Rbof Garden on the eve of his departure for a sixth-months' stay in South America. , Sen. E. E. Hogg, who was de feated for the nomination for the State Senate to succeed him self, by Charles D. Arnett, has announced a series of speeches in behalf of the ticket Henry Spencer, arrested in Chicago, confessed to the mur der of Mrs. Mildred Allison Rex roat, dancing teacher, whose body was found near Wheaton, 111., a week ago, and to having killed thirteen other persons. An eagle measuring 6 feet 3 inches from tip to tip was killed near Boonesboro last week. Benjamin Boner, of Georgetown, L. S. Brown of Ford and-Ollie Brown Richards found it in the cliff of the Kentucky river hiding in the bushes. It showed fight when found,- According to a report of Secre- i tary F. D. Coburn, of the state of Kansas, there is still on hand in that state one-fifth of last sea son's crop of corn,- or 8,500,000 bushels. This season, only six counties in the state raisecl more corn than will be required f for home needs. Oscar W. Underwood, Con gressman from Alabama, and one of the leading figures in the enactment of the tariff bill, has announced his candidacy for United States Senate from Ala bama to succeed, the late Joseph F. Johnson. Circuit Judge Curr severely criticized Gov. McCreary for pardoning a portion of the judg" ment against H. C. Rupley of Stanford, Ky. He, was fined $25 and ten daya for carrying con cealed a pair of brass knucks. . The pardon was requested by some of the leading citizens of Lincoln county. -oo- A Good Thing. When Dr. Crabbe suggested that Madison County hold three Farmers' Chautauquas everyone thought of their value to the far mer and his family, but no one thought definitely of the advertis ing value that has become so ap parent in the past three weeks. Never in the history of Madison County has the outside press had as much to say about us. . The Courier Journal has published from half a colnmn to a column a day and the Lexington Herald has used at least half a column. This is the best class of advertis ing any community can have. -oo- Baptist Convention The State convention, of the Baptist church will be held in Lexington, Nov. 11 to 14. The morning sessions will be held at. the Calvary Baptist church and the evening session at Woodland park auditorium. About a thou sand delegates are expected. -oo- Some women won't be happy even in heaven if hubby isn't there to be bawed. .