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General News
The differences between the
government and the New Haven
Railroad is expected to be settled
at an early date.
LH, Whittaker. of Jackson,
was fined $131 and thirty days in
jail in the police court in Lexing
ton for assaulting Dr. Julian Estill.
The late reports of the flooded
district of Central, Texas brought
the death list up to thirteen and
added new stories of suffering in
the strfcken district.
Congressman Harvey Helm is
still confined to his home in Stan
ford, a serious attack of rheuma
tism having kept him from
Washington for several weeks.
Aigrettes will not be admitted
to the United States either on hats
or detached according to final
ruling sent to all collectors last
week. Game birds will be admit
ted with feathers, but the feathers
must be destroyed.
The strike of 15,000 men and
women employes of the General
Electric Company came to an end
at Schenectady, N. Y.' December
1st. It began on the 25th of Nov
and since that time the great
plant of the company had been
tied up.
Senator Smoot, of Utah, has
asked the State Department to
investigate the cause of the ex
pulsion of John C. Barfus, a mor
mon from Prussia. The note on
" his passport read "Expelled from
: Prussia by order of- .October
Mr. M. P. CMara, of Winches
ter, who for some time past has
been a reporter on the local news
paper, left Monday to assume the
management and editorship of the
Jackson Times. Mr. O'Mara was
formerly associated with newspa
pers in Canada.
Mr. Victor A. Bradley, of George
town, has been appointed by
Governor McCreary a delegate to
the conference atRichmond, Va.,
Dec. 3rd and 4th, of the American
Committee for the celebration of
the one hundredth anniversary of
peace among English t speaking
The Madisonville Savings Bank
has voluntarily gone into liquida
tion, and State Bank Examiner,
John B" Chenault is temporarily
in charge of the bank. The bank
had a capital of $35,000, surplus
of $5,000 and deposits $200,000. It
is said that the depositors will be
paid in full.
Hon. Thos. W. Scott, a Con
federate soldier of Franklin
county, died at his home Saturday
afternoon. Mr. Scott had gone
for the mail shortly after dinner
and about an hour and a half la
ter he was found dead at the box.
It is presumed that he died of
heart failure.
W. S. Glass who represents the
Sales Department of the Ken
tucky Utilities Company has re
turned from a business trip to
Winchester, Ky. Mr. Glass has
been with the above named com
pany for several years, and is a
thorough electrical salesman. He
and his family are now making
their home in this city. 1
E. F. Amburgy, Section Fore
man of the C; & O. Railroad, at
Thompson Station, killed himself
with a 32 Smith & Wesson re
volver. He was a married man
and is survived by his wife and
several children. He had written a
will recently and on the back of
the will he had sketched a poem
in which he said that someone
had ceased to love him, and for
that reason he would take his
own life.
Military Company to Be At
tached to the First
Governor James B. McCreary
has requested W. S. Broaddus to
proceed with the preliminary or
organization of a company, the
McKee Rink being the quarters
of the preliminary organization,
Regular drill nights are Tuesday j during the Revolutionary War.
and Friday nights, 7:30 p. m. It j It was in that county the first
is the request .of Governor Mc-' fort in Kentucky was established
Creary that Richmond have one I by Boone in 1775, one year prev
of the best companies in the ! ious to The Declaration of Inde
State. Acting Adjutant General jpendence. This fort, Boonesbor
R. Tandy Ellis will be in Rich- ough, being the first permanent
mond December 16, to instruct
the preliminary organization, and
will return about January 1st to
complete the organization of the
company. The state and govern
ment furnishes all equipment
and uniforms. This is a splendid
opportunity for young men of
Richmond and vicinity to obtain
education in military tactics at
home and all free.
Every young man interested is
requested to meet with the com
pany at McKee's Rink Tuesday
and Friday nights. The congen
ial and well known William S.
Broaddus has been placed in
command, and is being assisted
by S. W. Norman, who is a thor
ough gentleman, and one of the
best drill masters in the State
Why-flDt Goto Apr ifcC!rea'i7s
request be fulfilled with -these
two gentlemen in the lead.
Frankfort, Ky. A company of
the Kentucky National Guard will
be organized at Richmond. Act
ing Adjutant General Ellis is in
receipt of an application for a
company at that place, the mat
ter being in the hands of W. S.
Broaddus. Although Richmond
is the home of Governor McCreary
it has never maintained a com
pany of the National Guard.
Elk's Memorial Service
A most beautiful service to the
"honored dead" of the great Or
der of Elks was held in the Chris,
tian Church on Sunday afternoon.
The address was by Hon. Harry
A. Shoberth of Versailles and
was one of the finest ever deliv
ered before this body.
His language was chaste and
beautiful and the discourse
abounded thro' out, with mag
nificent thought
The following is the programme
in full:
Prelude: Organ-
Mrs. Pickels
Voluntary "Oh That Men Would
Praise the Lord" ..Hablngton
Miss Ca pert on, Soloist
Opening Ceremonies
Kxalted Ruler and"Lodge
Opening Ode: "Great Kulcr ol ilie Universe"
Members of Lodge
D. H. Scanlon
Ode: "Consider the Lilies" .... Paul Kliss
Mrs. T. H. Collins. Misses Traynor
Hon. Harry A. Shoberth
Solo: "Compassion" R. L. Blowers
. Miss Noland
Closing Exercises
Officers of the Lodge
Benediction -
Kev. D. li. Scanlon
Postlude: Organ -
Mrs. Pickels
Councilman Robt. Golden re
ports that the sewerage connec
tion on the main line will be a go,
and will run from Super's Lumber
Plant east to the cemetery. This
is certainly good news to the
people living on Smith-Ballard
and East Main Streets.
It Is a great honor Mrs. Chen
ault has conferred upon me in in
viting me to meet with the D. A.
R. and I sincerely thank her. It is
with pleasure that I bid you wet
come to the confines of Lexington
and assure you that the keys to
the City are now in possession Of
your hostess; so you can 'go as far
and as fast as you wish, without
fear of molestation by the min
ions of the law.
The Daughters of Madison
i county have reason to be proud
of the record of their forefathers !
Settlement in Kentucky. Itwas&t
Boonesborough that the first leg
islative , assembly convened. In
deed this Legislature, or conven
tion, as some of the later histor
ians prefer to call it, was the ear
liest popular body assembled
west of the eastern divide. : .
This part of Kentucky in 1775
was .called Transylvania, so nam
ed by Col. Richard Henderson,
president of a company that haW
purchased from the chiefs of the
Cherokee nation all that tract of
country bounded on the east by
Cumberland Mountains; ' wvi
the south by the Cumberland
River and on the north by the'
Kentucky and Ohio Rivers. This
nnrrhatP wa MihsMnpntlu arul -
ledbt the Virginia Legisl?M
that it was upon the soil of Mad
ison county that the first populai
bodv assembled west of the Alle
Mayor Cassidy'i Address
the D. A. R.
ghanics and adopted the Kentuc, A Bachelor's Reverie, a beautiful
ky Magna Charta. This Magif 'j phantasy, was the second nutn
Charta decreed: First, that tt v per on the program and is worthy
election of delegates should 'be of a lengthy write-up.
annual; Second, perfect freedom " The "Bachelor," lost in reverie,
of opinion in matters of religion; as the smoke curls up from his
Third, that the Judges should be.
appointed by the proprietors of
Transylvania but answerable for
mal-conduct to the people and
that the delegates should have
the sole power of raising and
appropriating all moneys and
electing their treasurer; a
pretty fair democratic platform
for that 'ay.
This was a Declaration of Inde
pendence in itself, so Madison
county, Kentucky, has the honor
of establishing a precedent that
was followed one year later when
the representatives of the Thir
teen Colonies, at Philadelphia,
threw down the gauntlet to King
During the Revolutionary War
there were many invasions by the
Indians and British soldiers from
Canada, the objective point of
attack being Boonesborough Fort,
but the pioneer settlers of Mad
ison county were equal to the
occasion and drove the savages
and their white allies back across
the Ohio River, tho,ugh not with
out the loss of life.
The first marriage in Kentucky
occurred in Boonesborough, the
ceremonv being performed by
Squire Boone, and here the first
white child of parents married in
Kentucky, was born. The first ser
mon in Kentucky was delivered
at Boonesborough on Sunday.
May 28, 1775. The first race track,
the first grist mill, and the first
distillery in Kentucky were in
Madison county. The first School
in Kentucky was established at
At the close of the Revolut'jm
ary War there were 18statUns
in Madison county and I venture
the assertion that there is a larger
IX'rcentage of the people of Mad
ison county who trace back to
Revolutionary ancestry than in
any other county in the state.
This is a splendid work the D.
A. R. have undertaken, that of
perpetuating the name and deeds
of our Revolutionary ancestors
and instilling into the hearts and
minds of our children the love
and respect due their memories;
to love the American Flag and
honor and revere the memory of
the Signers of the Declaration of
Independence and the writers of
our Constitution.
I am sorry to say that In recent
years, in these days of "isms", we
hear men denouncing the revered
names of the men who framed
that instrument. For 126 years we
have had prosperity and our na
tion has become the greatest re
public on the face of the globe.
Monarchies are disappearing
and republics are being estab
lished in all parts of the world
and we, the Daughters and Sons
of the American Revolution, and
olnerpainoucsoc.eues,musi,oinsidenear Union City Ky Mr
ihands to preserve the heritage ;Moores married Miss Mattje
i lett us by our lore-parents who
gave their lives so that the gener
ations to come might be free.
The Inter-Society Prograrh
given at the Normal on Saturday
evening was one of the successes
of the winter season. It might
well be described as full of "life
and action," indeed at times, the
whole room was in action and a
I most inspiring sight it was,
The program opened with
violin solo; Sextette from Lucia,
eJjy Miss Issie Million with Mrs.
JHoskinson accompanist This
i things of, the evening.
t - '
i -"'3
Mr. Lee bhearer as Chairman;
V(Periclesian) was par excellence.
pipe, was ideal, while the long
train of sweethearts from "Sun
bonnet Sue" to "That Old Sweet
heart of Mine" were dreams of
beauty and grace. We make
our bow to the Carpediem.
An original story, "Fuzzywig"
by Miss Anna Gordon, of the Per
iclesian, was one of the finest
things on the program and evinc
ed talent of the Joel Chandler
Harris type. Another "hit" of
the evening was the moving pic
tures. These called forth much
applause and were full of origi
nality and humor. And now,
we come to the Comedy; "One's
Deaf and the Other Can't Hear."
given by the Excelsior-Utopia
There were five in the cast of
characters and anyone who has
studied Astronomy can tell you
they were five "stars",
Mrs. Muggs .'...Edna Rankin
Misa Eglantine Muggf Sadie Richards
Mr. Jack Bings. alius Mr.
Buttinski . Einsy Clarke
Bridget O'Houlilma Norma Steinhouser
Constable . Paris B. Akin
May it be our good fortune to
again see these artists before the
,V oo
) New Warehouse
The large warehouse being
built by Mr. Elmer De;.therage
near L & N. freight depot is to
be occupied by Arnold, Hamilton
& Luxon the first of January. Mr.
R. K. Stone is the contractor in
charge of the brick work and has
made such fast time that a turkey
supper has been proposed for the
brick layers on the job.
oo -
Hear the Schuman Quintet at
the No rntal Dec. 12.
Great Britain in 1907 made and
sold five billion bricks.
Some Much Needed Reforms
in Kentucky
This will be the subject of the
sermon at the Christian Church
next Sunday evening. As we
are all interested in any discus
sion that has to do with the wel
fare of our state it is hoped that
all who possibly can will be
Seven Years in the U. S. Pos
tal Service, Commits
Rural Mail Carrier No. 4, Les
lie Moores, seven years in the U.
S. postal service committed sui
cide at his home last Saturday.
He was born at Station Camp,
Estill county, March 1863. He
iaja rhp (nn nf Mr ami Mrc Tnhn
! Alexander Moores, who now re-
Denny, twenty-five years ago.
There had been born of this
union six children of whom four
are living. He is also survived
by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Moores,
and the following brothers and
sisters: William and Rowland
Moores, Union City, Owen and
Clarence Moores, Red House,
Ky., Milton, of Woodford, Co.,
Scott of Richmond, Joel, Deland,
Fla., Miss Molly, Union City,
and Mrs. Kate Baugh, Berea, Ky.
He was a member of the M. W.
A. at Red House, Ky., and car
ried $2,000 life insurance in that
order; he also carried .$50C Nvith
rVwriria.tu - .. I"" . r';
There can be no particular rea
son for his rash act He had just
returned from his trip on Route
No. 4 and made his report as
usual to the Post Office Depart
ment and left the Post Office
about 2 p. m. on Saturday De
cember 6j he then went to his
home on Hallie Irvine Street.
Going in the house he asked his
sick wife how she was feeling,
and where the children were;
passing through to the kitchen he
immediately returned to the ad
joining room where he secured
a 38 caliber pistol and returned
to the kitchen, where he placed
the barrel of the weapon in his
mouth and pulled the trigger.
The ball lodged in the upper part
of his head, from which death
resulted instantly. It is stated
by some of his friend? that re
cently he had been imagining that
some of uiut.uple on his rural
route were dissatisfied with him,
and at times talked with friends
saying he was in trouble.
The Assistant Postmaster, Mr.
Griggs says there were no com
plaints from any one made at the
office. And further stated that
he had always been faithful in
performing his duties.
The deceased was a strong tra-
ternalist was kind hearted . loved
m ? a..u was uuc u,
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dence yesterday at 2 p. m., thence
burial in Richmond cemetery.
The Madisonian extends sym
pathy to the family and friends
in their bereavement.
The Dry$ Win
After hearing the depositions !
and arguments of attorneys for j The Madisonian extends sympa
nearly two days, the Local Option i thy to his many friends and rela
Contest Board, at Georgetown. ! fives in this their hour of sorrow.
decided the recent local option' -
election, in which the drys won,; Plans are being drawn for the
to be valid. An appeal will be erection of modern hotel build
taken to the higher courts.- j ing n Mt SterIing The buiIJ.
Rcmpmlwr the Madison Countv ! in ls to contain forty rooms. It
Poultry Show begins To-morrow, '
December 10th.
Splendid Charge of
Mayor to That
"Gentlemen: We are entering upon
two years term of official life representing
the citizens of Richmond. We are friends
and I trust that our official life will be
pleasant, and that our deliberation will be
for the best interests of the tax payers. !
shall strive for an economical and pro
gressive administration, and trust you will
assist me In every way possible to carry
this policy Into effect I think that each
one of you will adopt the policy of civic
pride, and use your best endeavors to build
up and beautify the city, and make it what
It should be a clean, healthful city to live
in, and a place we should all be proud of.
Every officer under this administration
will be required to do his full duty, or he
will be discharged and others will be ap
pointed to fill the place.
I trust that this warning will be sufficient
and that there will be no need to enforce '
the laws of the city concerning the same."
The following city officers were
elected by the council: W. E.
Blanton, Clerk; L. P. Evans, Treas
urer; E. H. Bybe,e, Assessor; T. C.
O'Neil, Collector; City Police,
Wm. Maupin, Claude Devore, and
Jas. Potts; Cify Physician, J. G.
Bosley; Chief of fire department,
B. R. Daugherty; Pest house keep
er, Mrs. Sidney Winkler; Street
Commissioner, G. W. Deringer,
City Charity, worker, Mrs. T. J.
Taylor. This is a new and worthy
department treated by the coun
cil through a request of the
churches of the city, whereby they
agreed to Ray a part of the salary
for the sepices of Mrs. Taylor.
The city ; agreed to pay $20 a
month fof five months and the
churches' a like amounts - - .
, Dr, i union" andDr.
Quisenbt A as committee
on behai ,.he churches and
presented to the council, showing
in their reports that it was a ne
cessity, and that the city charity
workers would receive proper in
formation as to the work done.
Upon motion a committee was
appointed to put in public scales,
Mayor Rice, T. S. Todd and Amil
Lorisch composed the committee.
Upon motion Mayor Rice was
authorized to advertise for bids
for rock to go on the streets.
Health board elected as follows:
T. A. Campbell, Roy C. White
and E. Berry. The retiring offi
cers from the last administration
were E. H. Bybee, and Jeff Stone.
The Passing Away of Wm.
M. Jones
Mr. Wm. M. Jones died Sun
day at twelve o'clock at the Gib
son Infirmary of a complication
of diseases. Mr. Jones was taken
sick about a week ago and grad
ually grew worse. Last Tuesday
he underwent an operation in a
last effort to prolong his life. He
was born February 22, 1848, in
Clay county, Ky., age sixty-six
years. He had been a resident
nf M.liliiAn fflllntvt frr tuumtu.
six years and a dtizen of Rjch.
mond for eight
ne of the best
years. He was
known men in
Kentucky, and could
i menus oy me tnousanas. He is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha
Jones, and nine children.
The funeral was held at his
late residence on Hallie Irvine
Street at 9 o'clock a. m., thence
his burial in the Richmond cem-
will be built of brick and stone
I and will cost about $40,000.

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