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Volume 45
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Wednesday, October 31, 1917
Number 44
$100,000 IN BONDS
Richmond Firm Big Subscriber To
Liberty Loan. Woman's Com
mittee Does Fine Work.
Of all Richmond and Madison coun
ty men and enterprises, the largest
contributor to the country's call for
buyers of Liberty bonds, was the Ma
son & Hanger Company, with head
quarters in this city. Sunday's Courier-Journal
had this of interest:
"The firm of Mason & Hanger and
its offices and field organizations gave
another good accounting of them
selves. After completing one of the
largest of the 16 army camps live
days sooner than required by contract
and below the average cost, they
again came to the front with a liberal
response to their conuntr's call for
Liberty bond subscriptions. The field
and office forces of the company sub
scribed to bonds to the extent of $88,
400, while the firm of Mason ft Hang
er took $100,000 of these bonds. All
subscriptions were turned over to the
camp quartermaster in order to help
the officers and men of Camp Zachary
Taylor to maintain the record the
camp had established as a leader."
Mrs. Grant E. Lilly is being con
gratulated and commended on all
sides for the splendid success achiev
ed by her ' Woman's Liberty Loan
Committee in the sale of Liberty
Bonds. When the campaign ended, it
was seen that her committee had sold
fatal nf S37J00 worth of bonds.
Mrs. Donald McDonald, State Chair
man of the Woman's Committees,
wrote Mrs. Lilly a personal note of
thanks and appreciation, in which she
"Madison county has certainly made
a wonderful report and it gives me
the greatest pleasure to be able to
report such wonderful work by the
women in our first try at the Liberty
Loan campaign."
The following generously subscrib
ed for Liberty Bonds through the Wo
man's Loan Committee:
Miss Curraleen Smith, Mrs. Jonah
Wegers, A. Dobrowsky, Will Haden,
Mrs. J. M. Poyntz, Mrs. W. H. Lux
on. Miss Kate Schmidt, Mrs. Mary B.
Dean, Mrs. Waller Bennett, Miss
Laura Clay, J. H. Million, J. Howard
Bush, Mrs. Franklin Million, J. P.
White, Miss Fannie Culton, C C.
Wallace, Miss Marguerite Goosman,
W. F. Higgins, Mrs. Harvey hen
ault, Miss Mary Q. Covington, John
A. Noland, Mrs. James Bennett, Mrs.
W. R. Shackelford, Miss Alice Blair
Mellinger, Miss Lucy Brandenburg,
Mrs. R. C Stockton, M. C. Covington,
Mrs. Green B. Turley, Mrs. B. J. Clay,
B. J. Clay, Mrs. Grant E. Lilly, Miss
Willie Tiaynor, Miss Curtis McKin
ney, Miss Emma Hendren, Miss Eli
zabeth Blanton, Mrs B. L. Middelton,
Miss Bessie Dudley, Mrs. Sam Rice,
Miss Cary Rice, Miss Helen Bennett,
Mrs. N. B. Deatherage, Mrs. D. C.
Biggerstaff, Richard D. White, French
Mission Circle, Mrs. George Phelps,
Mrs. Eugene Walker, Miss Belle H.
Bennett, Miss Lucia Burnam, Miss
Kathleen Poyntz, Mrs. A. R. Burnam,
Mrs. John Kennedy, Miss Mabel
Bowyer, Mrs. J. B. Stouffer, Mrs.
Maria Lynn, Mrs. R. E. Maupin, Miss
Louise Kellogg, M. C. Kellogg, Mad
ison Garage.
These 58 persons subscribed for
Mrs. E. H. Taylor who had the
work at Berea in charge reports $2,
750.00 and Mrs. C L. Searcy who had
'the work at Waco in charge reports
In addition to expressing grateful
appreciation to all who so generously
subscribed to the Woman's Liberty
Loan, thanks are due the following
for services kindly rendered: Drs. M.
T. Chandler. O. Olin Green. R. L. Tel
ford, E. B. Barnes, Messrs. Charles
Keith, G. E. Lilly, J. J. Greenleaf, R.
E. Turley, D. W. Bridges, T. J. Coates,
and Mrs. Eugene Walker, Mrs. Jonah
Wagers, Mrs. Harvey Chenault, Mrs.
Kellogg, Mrs. James Poyntz, Mrs. J.
R. Pates, Miss Bessie Dudley, Miss
Kathleen Poyntz, Miss Laura Clay,
Messrs. C. C. Thomas, Edgar Blanton,
F. M. Stiver, Ben Boggs, and Mr.
Peiser. Also to Hon. B. J. Clay for
the use of space in his store room.
(Siirned) Mrs. Grant E. Lillv.
Chairman Woman's Liberty Loan, for
Madison county.
Refining Company Took $1,000
The Indian Refining Company, with
a distributing station in this city, dis
played the patriotism of the concern
by purchasing $1,000 worth of Liber
ty bonds. The company is to be
congratulated upon its patriotic spir
it and generosity. (
Heard About Town
Mrs. George Myers has sold her
beautiful home in Bumamwood to
Mr. Willis Sallee, of Kirksville.
The Baptist Aid Society will meet
Thursday afternoon at half past one
o'clock with Mrs. Annie Chambers on
West Main street.
Mr. Sudduth Goff, the artist, has
gone to Richmond, Ky., where he has
secured several commissions to paint
portraits. He will be away several
days. Lexington Leader.
In its "Twenty-five Years Ago" col- I
umn, the Lexington Leader Saturday
had this item of interest here: "Miss
Belle Porter, of this city, marries W.
J. Shearer, of Richmond, in Louis
ville." All L. ft N. trains from Cincinnati
Saturday were from two to three
hoonrs late because of the freight
wreck near Cynthiana early Satur
day morning which forced the trains
to detour.
E. L. Pigg and J. W. Park, wide
awake farmers of this county, have
Just returned from Louisville where
they spent a few days with Kale Tut
pin and Robert Pigg and other friends.
They were treated royally and urged
to continue their visit for a longer
Dr. Zinke writes to friends from
Chicago, where he is attending a
course of lectures, from there he will
go to Rochester, Minn., to take a sim
ilar course from the Mayo Brothers,
after which he will be located with
his father in his lucrative practice in
Clarence Lebus, of Lexington, has
sold to Tatum, Embry ft Co., Louis
ville, 1,600 lambs which averaged
ninety pounds each, at 17 cents a
pound. This is one of the best sales
of lambs ever made in Kentucky,
the shipment bringing Mr. Lebus
about $23,000. Lebus, who will have
around 12,000 pounds of wool in his
next clip, has refused an offer of $1
a pound for his entire crop.
The attention of Climax readers is
called to the advertisement of the Tri-
State Butter Company appearing else
where in this issue. The Tri-State
But-ter Co. has been buying cream for
a number of years and has always
contended that the main reason the
fanner couldn't get a good price for
his butter was because the business
was handicapped by so many com
mission men there was nothing left
for the farmer. The same danger
lurks in the cream business and the
Tri-State is calling upon the produ
cers to sell their cream direct to the
creamery for it means not only more
money but it insures a good price for
the future.
At the Madison County Fair and
Poultry Show, held in this city last
week, Mrs. Grant E. Lilly had entered
in the poultry contest a pair of Black
Orpingtons a hen and a rooster,
which attracted a great deal of at
tention. They were more than ordin
ary chickens, although they belonged
to the common flock of this splendid
woman. When it came time to exhi
bit, she went out in the poultry yard
and picked up her two chickens,
placed them in a coop and sent them
to the fair. When the judges came
to this coop, the pair, which was
named Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Li
berty Bond, were awarded the blue
ribbon and the first premium. As
soon as the blue ribbon was tied on
their coop, Woodrow Wilson began
to crow and has been crowing ever
since . Mrs. Lilly is very proud of
her birds.
Commissioner's Sale
Mary J. Kinniard, &c Plaintiffs
Wm. Kinniard, Sic Defendants.
As directed by a judgment and or
der of sale entered in the above styled
action at the October Term, 1917, of
the Madison Circuit Court, the under-,
signed will on
FRIDAY, NOV. 16th, 1917,
at or about 11 o'clock a. m., sell to
the highest and best bidder, on the
premises, the following property:
About 2V4 acres of land on
Paint Lick Creek, about two
miles north of Paint Lick P. O.,
adjoining the lands of Augustus
Underwood, James Rodes, Hen
ry Layton, Wm. Maupin. &c.
TERMS Equal credits of six and
twelve months, purchaser to execute
bonds, with approved security, bear
ing six per cent interest from day of
sale, and secured by lien retained on
the land sole. Privilege to pay cosh,
with accrued interest, after confirm
ation of sale. Bidders should arrange
in advance to execute bond as soon
as sale is concluded.
44 3t C , Master Commissioner.
Fair Proves Fine Success
Bad Weather Reduces Attendance
But Exhibits Were Good.
The Madison County Fair and
Poultry Show is now a thing of the
past it is history. It was a splen
did exhibitions and was a success fi
nancially and otherwise. The Fair
opened Wednesday morning in the
face of a blinding snow storm the
worst ever witnessed in this section
at this season of the year. From start
to finish the "weather man" was a
chronic kicker and combatted the en
terprise. He had a deteriorating ef
fect upon the enterprises, but when
the exhibition came to a close Satur
day afternoon and the receipts were
counted, it was found that the man-TWy were to be dispatched to France
, a ia.i .l j- V i. jl jl a. a
agement had won in its laudable un
dertaking. To those back of the en
terprise, much credit is due and the
thanks of the people for bringing to
gether such a magnifficent display of
farm products and other things too
numerous to mention, which were a
great educational feature within
Mr. W. B. Turley won the silver
loving cup for the best pen of hogs,
besides taking all other premiums on
his fine herd of Red Berkshires. He
was a very happy man.
Mr. Elmer Deatherage captured
everything in sight on sheep. He was
like a boy who had won his first prize.
Mrs. Ben Boen, of Kingston, won
the first premium for the largest and
best collection of fruits and vegeta
bles on display. Her collection con
sisted of a great variety and was very
attractive indeed. She was a very
happy woman, and had much to re
joice over.
The special prize, a handsome sil
ver loving cup, for the best display
of tobacco, was won by Grover War
ner, in addition to several dollars in
The $10.00 premium offered by the
management to the school selling the
largest number of season tickets, was
captured by Forest Hill school, and
the $10.00 offered to the High School
selling the largest number of season
tickets, went to Kirksville. Fnjiklin
Million, of Forest' Hill, sold more tick
ets than any other boy or girl, and
was given $5.00.
Miss Virginia Peyton, w
ed the $150 grafanola and Mr. Green
Clay was the winner of the fine Short
horn bull calf.
One of the features of the fair that
attracted the most attention was the
fox hound show. Several of promin
ent kennels were represented. J. L.
Kanatzer's Sid, won first for best all
aged dog. A. W. Parrish's dog won
first for best derby dog. Mrs. J. L.
Kanatzer's Nett won first for best all
age gyp. Jep Chenault's gyp won
for best derby gyp. Nett, Mrs. J. L.
Kanatzer's dog, won the champion
ship cup for best individual in the
show irrespective of age or sex.
Boy Scouts Got $8,750
Richmond Lads Worked Loyally For
Uncle Sam Last Week.
Richmond Boy Scouts did splendid
work in the sale of Liberty Bonds
last week. Their total sales ran
up to $8,750, which handsome sum
secured by the different Scout work
ers as follows:
Rollins Burnam, Jr., 3 $2,300.00
John R. Pates, Jr., 15 2,800.00
Henry J. Arnold 11
Earl Shelton 6.
Wm. L. Minter, Jr., 4
Edward Jones 2
Coleman Covington 2
Clarence Deatherage 2
James English 2
Leslie Evans 1
James Allen 1
Wm. F. Todd 3
The certificate for beaten biscuits
at the fair was awarded to Mrs. Bet
tie Park, and not to Miss Ballard, as
stated in Friday's Register, and the
prize on counterpane to Mis. Green
Noland. certificate to Miss Lillian
Griggs. We take pleasure in making
the correction. ,
LOST Gold mesh bag; amethyst
set in clasp; reward for return to
this office. 44 2
LOST, Strayed or Stolen Dark
bay saddle mare, black points; stray
ed from the premises of Brack Mau
pin last week; a good looker about
15 hands high. Reward for return
or information to R. B. Terrill, Rich
mond. 44tf
as avrjtw?
Local Boy In France
Robert W. Walker With Hospital
Unit On Battle Line.
Robert W. Walker, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James B. Walker, of this city,
is now performing service for his
country in France. Mr. Walker, who
was educated at Kentucky University,
Lexington, took a complete course in
military training, and when his coun
try made a call for volunteers to de
fend the Stars and Stripes from the
results of German intrigue, he readi
ly responded to the call of the na
tion. He volunteered at Harrisburg,
Pa., and went in camp two weeks at
Fort Wood, New York. He wrote to
his parents on September 24, and said
on short notice. Since that date no
tidings have been received from him.
However, it is a known fact that he
is is France and is a surgeon messen
ger under Dr. Wallace's hospital unit
Mr. Walker is an exceptionally fine
young business man and has many
friends throughout his city and coun
ty, where he was born and reared. In
all the relations of life he has proven
himself to be the highest, best
type of man. His many friends hope
this cruel and useless war will soon
bo over, and that he will soon be re
stored to parents and loved ones,
B?und in body and health and crowned
with glory.
Special registration for voters of
the city of Richmond who were not
able to register for soma good rea
son on regular registration day, is te
ing held at the court house, beginning
Monday, and will continue thro' to
day. The first day's registration de
veloped a good majority for demo
crats, the total bt-.ng 44 democrats, 1
republicans and one who registered as
tn independent voter.
' P. A. C Infirmary Notes
, . At the Madison County Agricultur
al Fair and Poultry Show last week.
the ladies of the hospital board had
the good fortune to be hostesses at the
furnished by the Water and
imVany. They had eveVy con
venience, the gas range and stove fur
nished which was ideal for comfort
and good cooking. The ladies not
only dispensed hospitality to all, by
serving hot vegetable soup and coffee,
but they were the recipients of many
delicious gifts given by those who had
brought of their best fruits for exhi
bit at the fair. They wish to thank
again, the following friends who sent
such beautiful gifts to the sick who
are at present in the hospital: Mr. W.
L. Blanton, sweet potatoes and on
ions; J. H. Million, one peck of pota
toes; the Burton Faris premium pota
toes; Mrs. Ben Boggs canned vegeta
bles; J. L. Combs, cabbage; William
Hill, turnips; Mrs. Amelia Wagers,
pickel, tomato catsup, corn relish;
Mrs. John L. Green, canned tomatoes,
apples and sauce; Miss . Katherine
Rice, one dozen eggs; Mrs. T. J. Cur
tis, one dozen eggs; Mrs. Reer Nor-
ris, potatoes; Bush Rice, beets; A. J,
Million, of Newby, one bushel of po
At the suggestion of Dr. James
Yates, the apples on exhibition were
sold at auction for the benefit of the
hospital. These were bought by Mr.
W. O. Burke and Mr. Elmer Deather
age for $10.
The beautiful corn bought by Mr.
Harvey Chenault brought $60,
The total amount realized for the
hospital was $169.54
Mrs. Stouffer carries in stock all
the new styles and shades of color in
washable kid gloves. New shipment
of $1 and $2.50 wiasts, high, low and
medium necks. 44 4t
American soldiers have been placed
in the trenches in France and al
ready are reported to have "gone ov
er the top" but so far no casualties
are reported.
Mr. T. D. Bruner, Ollie Blount, Mr.
Willard Beaumont, Mrs. James Car
lisle, Miss Sarah Dusson, Mr. R. E.
Deatherage, Mr. C. C Early, Miss
Sallie Erwin, J. C. Feltman, Mrs.
John T. Foote, Mr. John Gunggren,
Philip Gentry and wife, Mr. Corbin
Hensley, Mr. Edward Hutchison, Miss
Arcie Hughes, Mr. Johnny Holt, Mrs.
Tom Humphreys, Mr. M. C. Hall, Miss
Nannie Jones, Miss Cora Lucas, Mr.
Frank Lurne, Miss Jennie Mae Lan
caster, Mr. Willie Mobley, Miss Anna
Bell Maness, Rush Ping, Mrs. C Pow
ell, Mrs. P. W. Powell, Mr. Clayton
Reynolds, Mrs. J. B. Stanley. ,
R. C. Stockton, P. M.
Important Announcement
By Picture Show Management Some
Great Pictures Coming.
October 26th, 1917.
To the Patrons of the Alhambra and
Opera House:
The war has hit the motion picture
theatres very hard and a large per
centage of the smaller houses will
no doubt be driven out of business.
There is a tax on the seating capa
city of $150; the new tax on admis
sions of one cent on a five cent ticket,
one cent on a 10 cent ticket, and two
cents on a fifteen cent ticket; the
war income, tax and the surtax on
profits; a fifteen cent war tax on ev
ery roll of film we show; tax on the
express packages; telephone and tele
graph messages; city, county and
state taxes.
In addition to these extraordinary
burdens of taxation every single thing
needed for the motion picture enter
tainment has gone up in price. The
cost of raw stock has increased; the
cost of -production has increased; the
operating expenses have increased,
and labor costs more than ever.
The management of this theatre
proposes to meet its obligations to
the government cheerfully and con
scientiously and we will attempt to
keep the admission price at 5 and 10
cents at the Alhambra, and 5, 10 and
15 cents at the Opera House, just the
same as before and pay the war tax
ourselves. This can be done, we think,
by eliminating the orchestra and by
support from the Richmond public.
Otherwise the war tax will certainly
force us to raise the admission price
to 20 cents at nights, or close up the
The law plainly states: Section 00
War Tax Law: "The tax is to he
paid by the person paying for such
admission." But we try to pay this
tax without a raise in admission. We
wish to thank you for your past gen
erous support.
. Great Pictures Coming.
The management wishes to an
nounce the coming of the new Art-
craft, Goldwin Select and New Para
mount pictures. These pictures have
ne.r been shown
are the highest priced films produced
today. They cost just about three
times the amount of the regular fea
lures which we now show. The first
Artcraft production will be shown on
Tuesday, Nov. 6th, and they will be
shown every Tuesday and Thursday
Such well known stars and plays as
Mary Garden in "Thais;" Mary Pick-
ford in "Rebecca of Sunny Brook
Farm;" Clara Kimball Young in
"Magda;" Norma Talmadge in "The
Moth;" Douglas Fairbanks in "The
Man from the Painted Past;" Mae
Marsh in "Polly of the Circus;" Mar
guerite Clark in "Amazons;" George
M. Cohan in "The Seven Keys to Bald
Pate," "The Garden of Allah;" Ger-
aldine ' Farrar in "The Woman God
Forgot;" and Alice Joyce in "Within
the Law," are some of the many fa
mous stars and plays that will be
seen here in the next few months.
These pictures are not ordinary
features, but they are productions
now being shown in the big cities at
an admission of no less than 25 cents
and as high as $2.
No other town the size of Richmond
in the United States, is showing these
pictures, because they cannot afford
the enormous rental price, but the
management of the local theatres
wishes to give their patrons the best
money can buy, and we hope our pa
trons will make every effort to help
support these big pictures when they
are shown here.
There will be no advance in prices
for these featurse so you should make
it your business to see every one of
Remember the first one is to be
shown Tuesday, November 6th. The
star and subject will be announced
These pictures also include such
famous stars as Julian El tinge, Wm.
S. Hart, Billy Burke, Jack Pickford,
Maxine Elliott, Madge Kennedy, Dor
othy Dalton, Chas. Ray, Pauline
Frederick, Elsie Ferguson, and Olga
Petrova will also be seen in these big
productions. 44 It
The engagement is announced by
Mr. and Mrs. Lafon Riker, of Har
rodsburg, of their daugheter, Miss
Maria Riker, to Mr. B. T. Hume, Jr.,
of Lexington. The marriage will be
solemnized on the 14th of November,
a very quiet home affair on account
of bereavement in the family of Miss
Riker. Mr. Hume is a prominent
young business man, the only son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Hume.
Prominent Richmond People Has
Close Call When Struck By
Ante la Lexington.
A serious automobile wreck hap
pened Saturday morning about
o'clock, two miles south of Lexington
on the Richmond and Lexington pike.
in which prominent people of this city
were the victims. While none of tike
party from this city were injured, vet
they were given the scare of their
lives, and the handsome automobile of
Mr. R. J. McKee, prominent dry goods
merchant, was fcadly damaged. Tm
men in another car were severely in
jured. Saturday morning, Mrs. McKee aeat
her two daughters, Misses Louise am
Gladys McKee, left this dty for Lex
ington. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Mary Powell and son, Mr. Edwia
PowelL Miss Louise McKee was at
the steering wheel and driving the lac
car, and Mr. Powell was seated na-
side her, while Mrs. McKee,
Powell and Miss Gladys McKea
pied the rear seat. As they
Lexington, a wagon was in front of
them and they noticed another
mobile coming in a xig sag fa
and running at a high rate of ;
coming from the opposite direction.
When the two automobiles approada-
ed the wagon. Miss McKee almost
brought her car to a standstill mad
pulled to the right of the road in or
der to give the other car an oppor
tunity to pass. The men in the other
machine never slackened speed, hot
swerved from right to left. As the
young lady pulled to the right, the
men in the other car also polled to
the right, and in order to avoid am
accident, she then turned to the left
and as she did so the men in the ott
er car swerved to the left, and the
two cars came together with a crash
and both were badly damaged. It
was a head-on collision proper.
There were four men in the other
machine, and the two mem on tW
front seat received severe injuries.
One of them was thrown through the
wind shield, cleaning it out complete
ly, being badly cut and bruised. The
piotied under the car. The 'care.
men on the rear seat were uninjured.
Both cars had to be pulled into the
city. Had the car of Mr. McKee beem
running at a moderate rate, possibly
two or three of the party would base
been instantly killed. The men im
the other car were from Irvine aad
all seemed to be intoxicated. .
News of trie Churches
Christian Science.
Services Sunday morning at 11. -001
Subject, "Everlasting Punishment."
Services Wednesday evening at 7:30.
The public is cordially invited.
At Kavaaaagh
Rev. D. H. Matherly will preach at
Kavanaugh Sunday afternoons next.
All are cordially invited.
The fine walking and riding mare
of Jasper Maupin was either stoles
or strayed from the farm of his fa
ther, Brack Maupin last Thursday af
ternoon and no trace of her can he
found. Mr. Maupin was over for the
fox hunt at Bybee, and then went am
to see his folks. He hitched his maze
and when he went to get her, she
was gone. His father is advertiaiasr
for her and offering a reward for law
formation which will lea-1 to her re
covery. Red House.
Two splendid cars of coal Isnilsd
here last night, the owner being Mr.
H. P. Dykes. The people are so gbd.
There are about fifty wagons saw
ing the coal from the ears.
The oil men of this place have get
ten their drill in working order agaim
They hope to strike oil soon.
Several people of this place at
tended the Madison County Fair at
Richmond last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Griffin, of Bir
mingham, Ala, were the guests ef
Mrs. H. P. Dykes Sunday. In the
afternoon they visited the oil weOs
where they made pictures of the
beautiful scenery of the country.
Mrs. J. T. Marshall and Mrs. Hor
ace Dozier attended the funeral ef
Mrs. Martha Dozier near Union City.
Miss Beulah Bolton, of Richmond,
is the guest of Miss Stella Mirshall
Mr. Joe Waller and Mr. Sullivan,
of Lexington, visited Charley Doner
Mr. and Mrs. James Parke and Me.
and Mrs. Vernon Eades spent Sunday
with Mrs. Horace Dozier.

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