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THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PR.I NT VOL. XXXV CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1911. 8 Paces No. 30 Contents Henderson iiouto Notes. Ilardinslmrr Nows. Irvington Items. Editorial. Personals. "Alias Jimmy Valentino." Iical Estate Department. L., II. & St. L. Time Table. Louisville Market Report. The 3Ian from Germany. Press Thunder. Stophonsport Items. Hannibal, Mo., to Honor Mark Twain Page 3. The Boxed Quotation. Ohio County Bank at Hartford Files a Deed of Assign ment. Hartford, Ky., Jan. 20. The Ohio County Bank, of this city, filed a deed of assignment last night naming A. . Pate, assistant cashier, as assignee. It is said the failure is attributed to to the inability of the bank to realize property on its past due paper. Depositors will be paid in full when the assets are converted into cash, it is declared, and the loss, If any, will fall on the stockholders. Capt. S. K. Cox, the pioneer banker of this place, was the president of the institution, and he and his immediate family own practically all of the stock. Capt. Cox assigns old age and fall ing health as the moving cause prompt ing him to liquidate the affairs of the bank. Its capital stock wus $13,000 with deposits amounting to about ?50, 000. FEW WORDS FROM MR. WHEELER OF SANTA FE. Dear Mr. Babbage: Unclosed find $2.75 for Louisvilh Herald and The News, One year ago today I left old Kentucky for this place and can say for Santa Fe county, also the city, that it's the oldest new county in the U. S. It's getting Americanized slow ly; majority of the people here are Mexicans, and they are 100 years be hina the times, though some are fine people. Nineteen years ago the first brick ho,use was built here, before that, all were doby or mud houses. The old San Miquel church, over 300 years old, is still in use. I have not been sick a minute since my arrival here, not even a bad cold. This is a great health resort; we are .7,000 feet high, climate fine. Where water can be had for irrigation fine crops are raised. Everything grown in Kentucky, except potatoes and to matoes will grow here. Finest fruits of all kinds In coloring and flavors, ri- ifcl those of California. " would work and manage like they do back East, all would get rich. One does not feel the heat and cold here like in Kentucky, owing to low hu midity. Lots of people live in tents. I room in one and like it fine. There is a place near here called Sunmount or Tent City a health re sort. I expect to go back to old Kentucky, but not to stay, as I like here far bet ter, J. O. Wheeler. Box 384, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the Sunshine. Dear Mr. Babbage: Enclosed find $1 for ray renewal of The News. I am lu Florida, the land of sunshine, but ran'fc da without mv hung natwr. Mr. ana Mrs. uowmer spent yesterday here, W had an auto ride, How we like to meet our home people. With best withe, your friend, Lucy , Temple. DLand, Fla., January 2S. It Cartful! "You can't be too particular whom K marry," said a fellow tfe otiwr , "If you do you woe't get oft, " BATTLES IN DOMESTIC LIFE. Da.vis and Hashfield Lose Their Wives-Laurence Whitter Arrested-Town Helps the Deserted. DAVIS WANTS TO GO TO TEXAS A lively domestic battle Was ended In the police court Friday morning when Laurence Whitter nnd Mrs. Hashfield appeared before Judge Wills. Curt Hashfield swore to nn affidavit fot Wnlt ter and his wife and Judge Wills issued the warrants for them. Whitter was fined 81 and costs for disorderly con duct. Judge Wills dismissed the case of Mrs. Hashfield on the grounds tha she Teave town immediately. She left. Laurence Whitter said he was no guilty of the charge, and that he took his meals with the Hash fields for char ity's sake. Fishiug was poor, and he thought his board would keep starva tion away from Hashfield's door, but his good Intentions were misconstrued. Hashfield, though wifeless, is getting along very well. Some time ago the town Rave him a load of coal aud he gave a "nigger" half of It to carry it in for him. Henry Davis is nlso having n siege of fisherman's luck. Mrs. Davis has left him. They lived down on river front here last summer and seemed supremely happy with their six little Davises. Mr. Davis prayed In prayer meeting at the Methodist church and nearly every eve ning, except Wednesday and Sunday, he and Mrs. Davis could be seen on the river skiff-riding in the moonlight and little did one dream their smooth sail ing would ever be distutbed. Mr. Davis and family have been living in West Point this winter and he came here last week to get money from his friends to take the children to Texas. Ilegot $17. But $11 and no wife is nwful, he said. Mrs. Davis is a pretty woman, young and as smart as she can be. GREGORY CASE REVER SED FOR NEW TRIAL Frankfort, K3'., Jan. 26. The case of the L. H. & St. L. railroad against Emmett Gregory's administrator, from Breckenndge county, was reversed by the Court of Appeals to-day and a new trial ordered, though the court says on the evidence before it, there should hive been a verdict for the railroad. Gregory fell from the train after it came to a sudden stop on a trestle near the station at Cloverport, and It was alleged there was Ice on the car steps, causing him to slip and fall. The jury gave him 0,000. Judge Nunn dissent ed. SMART BROS. MAKING RAPID PROGRESS. The firm known as Smart Brothers, owned by Simon and Scott Smart, have lately purchased four registered SchroDshire ewes, paying $100 for them. These young men should be congratu lated for'-bringlng such fine stock to their county. While they are known as "the poultry men of Breckenridge" they have something to Ije proud of in hogs and sheep. TheSmart Brothers are very pro gressive and are making quite a success of their poultry and farming enter prises on their farm near Cloverport. MASTERS0N HOTEL LICKED BY FLAMES. The Riverside Hotel at Troy, Ind., owned by James D. Masterson, was damaged last Saturday morning about 2 o'clock by having the roof hurned off aud the interior .scorched and dam aged by water. The large livery and feed bam adjoining the hotel, was to tally destroyed. Cannelton Euqulrer. 4 East la nd Sunday-School The residents of Eastland have organ ized a Sunday School and will meet every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the olllce of the Miller Brick Plant. The meetings give promise of much in terest and pleasure to the large circle of young people of Eastland. Which? A bride remarked Immediately after her wedding, "My trouble are over new," and her friend who had been married' thirty years heard her and re plied) "They haye just befun!" PIE AUCTION FOR Church Pays Parson According to the Worth of Their Pies Gets $7.25 For Twelve Days Preaching. GOSPEL CHEAPER THAN HATS. A Cloverport preacher pre ickfd the gospel twelvo nlgllts in n church near town aud only got $7.25. The members g-ve a pie supper to raise the money for the parson. The pies were auctioned and one brought n dollar and n quarter. So the auctioneer kept the dollar and gave the pnrson the quarter, for he said a pie wasn't worth more than 25 cent?. The preacher said it has almost come to pass that deliverers of the gospel will starve to death if the people don't pay their ministers better. Women pay more for their hats in one season than they do for their preacher the whole year. PILED 'BOP DEEP Revenue Agent Whittiughill Files Many Suits. Property Val- -uedAt$1 1,000,000 on Which Taxes are Sought to be Collected Mr. J. P. Whlttinghlll, revenue agent for Kentucky, returned home Friday night for an extended trip in the east ern part of the state where he has filed a big batch of suits to collect back tax es on property amounting to over $11,- 000,000. The suitswere brought most ly against owners of coal mines and railroads, and were filed in Whlteley, Floyd, Harlan, Knox, Shelby and Fay ette counties. Mr. Whittiughill says that at Will iamsburg he filed twenty suits and while the county attorney was gone to his dinner, some one entered his office and stole ten of 'the petitions and they have never been recovered. Owens boro Enquirer. Guilty of Manslaughter. Elizabethtown, Ky., Jan. 28. Roy Ammons and James Pate were found guilty of manslaughter at Branden burg and sentenced to from two to twenty-one years in the penitentiary. They were accused of killing Charles Beard, at Big Spring, last August, and the shooting was alleged to have taken place after a crap game had been in progress. The jury which considered the case was out all day before bring ing in a verdict. Sahlie-Milburne. Miss Josie Sahlie and Mr. W. D. Mllburne, of Elizabethtown, were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Sahlie on Houston Street in this city January I9. Rev. B'armer of ficiated. The bride and groom have many friends who wish them a long and happy life. Mrs. Mllburne, be fore her marriage, made her home with. Mr. and Mrs. Lou Sahlie on the pike. Mr. Pierce Home Vivian Pierce came home from All lance, Neb., last week for a two weeks vacation. He went to Versailles for a few davs and will return and spend the remainder of the time with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pierce. Epworth League The league will be led Sunday even ing by Mr. Harold Murray at the Meth odist church. The program will begin at 6:30 o'clock and everybody Is invited. Card of Thanks. We want to thank our friends who have been so kind to our eon. William Gleu, during the coafiuemeat with his broken leg. Mr. aud Mrs, W. G, Ilardaway. NOTICE. All persons indebted to Mrs. R. T, Polk please call and settle by Fcbeuary I5, 1UU, and Mveeoets. After that date all claims will be placed ia the hands of a attoraey. FOR FREE TRADE Taft Submits Seciprocity Agree ment to Both Houses of Congress-Cheapen Food Prices. ARTICLES ON FREE LIST. Washington, Jan. '20. The Admin istration's reciprocity agreomont with Canada was submitted to Congress to day with a special message from the President urging its prompt enact ment into law. The agreement was presented concurrently to the Domln Ion Parliament In Ottawa and within a few days bills will be Introduced In thz legislative body of each Govern ment designed to make the terms of the agreement effective. The con current legislation will obviate the necessity of any treaty on the subject between the two countries. Generally speaking the agreement opens the markets af tl.e United States to Canada's leading agricultural pro ducts, notably wheat and other grain, and also to her dairy products, eggs and poultry, fish, sheep, cattlo and other live animals. Her rough lumber also is admitted duty free to the Uuited States, as are her print paper and wood pulu and several other raw ma terials. The agreement In regard to print paper and wood pulp, however, is subject to favorable action by the Provincial Governments of Quebec and Ontario in removing restrictions placed by them upon the exportation of pulp wood. In return for these concessions Can ada takes down the bars altogether on cotton seed oil and American fruits aud some other products, and grants re duced duties on agricultural imple ments and other manufactured articles. ARTICLES ON THE FKEE LIST. Here are some of the more Important items in the reciprocal free list con tained In the agreement: Live animals, cattle, horses, mules, swine, sheep and lambs; poultry, rye, wheat, oats, barley, buckwheat, corn or maize, hay and straw, fresh vege tables, Including potatoes; fresh and dried fruits, dairy products, eggs, honey, cottonseed oil, fish of all kinds; seal, herring, whale and other fish oil: salt, mineral waters, timber, hewn, sided or squarred otherwise than by sawing ; sawed boards, plank and other lumber: mica, feldspar, asbestos, glyc erine, crude: talc, sulphate of soda, ex tract of hemlock bark, brass In bars and rods, rolled iron or steel sheets, crucible cast steel wire, galvanized Iron or steel wire, type casting and type setting machines, barbed fencing wire, coke, pulpwood and print paper. Even Society Has Its Use in The World. When you consider that there are several papers In the laud devoted to nothing save the chronicles of society folk papers which thrive and prosper you must pause and laugh, not nt Society, but those who perpetually read of its doings and chuckle over its gross ly mlsreporfed escapades. That "set" is not worthless which supports a small army of writers and editors, printers and proofreaders, newsdealers and paper manufacturers. A playwright once told us that he had never until re cently considered how much machinery the production of one ot his plays set In motion, and how humple he felt at the thought of the number of people his brain children supported actors, ush ers, scene shifters, ticket sellers and so on, far down the line. And the giving of a ball in the season starts many another ball a-rolllng. It puts money Into caterers' pockets and you never heard the florists and cab drivers com plaining. So even Society, brainless as it may be, has a certain use in the world, and many of us have not only talked of it but written of it for some of the very lucre we condemn it for possessing. Charles Hanson Towns in Smart Set. "I am glad to say that, in ray opinion, there is a botto'; fooling towards tho L., II. & Si. L. R. R. Company now than thoro whs a few years ago." Z. J. I. Iftkebeet ia sot too ood for you LewUport Beet flour is the flour yo ougkt to MM. KEEP AN EYE ON . G. He is Scheduled to Arrive Next Thursday and Will Issue His Six Weeks' Weather Proclamation. FEBRUARY 2nd IS HIS DAY. The fellow who said that life was just One d thing after another, must have had his mind on the hog. When t isn't one kind it Is another. Just about the time we got over our worried about the price on the pork hog, we have to face the ground hoglwhohand les all kinds of brands of baled weath er and we have to take it just as he gives It to us. We all rcmem ier what this little fellow did for us last year snow on the 1st of May aud frost on the 1st of Juno-andthe ground hog did it, Next Tuesday he will be back on his annual jaunt tp take our measures for the six weeks to follow. And what he says goes. We are not seoking to dis courage anybody, but we hops for the best. Worse things have hapnened and arc happening right along, for ver ily is not both the state legislature and the national congress In session right now? And If that isn't juut one d thing after another, then we have missed a link somewhere. Cannelton Enquirer. Will Cut the Acreage Leitchfield, Ky., Jan. .'10. A mass convention of the Farmers' Union and other tobacco growers ofGrayson county was held in this city, and a co-operate agreement was reached that just ten thousand tobacco plants should be set out to the farm, which means that about half a crop will be planted. Some More "Vanadium." Ernest Ford, one of the "Vanadium Steel" salesmen, received a letter from L. S. Powers, at Minneapolis yester day, asking that a power of attorney be signed and sent him by all of the local salesmen, In order that he might collect the 8300 deposit and salary due each. He says that there isn't a shadow of a doubt as to his nltltnate recovery of the entire amount, all of which everyone who knows Mr. Powers has belelved from the start. No one believes he was connected with a "skin game" except a few who are always ready to jump on a man when absent. Hawesvill'e Clarion. LEA STILL PROHIBITION IST EVEN IF A SENATOR Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 26. Declar ing that &s a member of ths United States Senate, he will use his vote and influence in an elTort to enact a law prohibiting the Interstate shipment of liquor into "dry" territory, Senator Luke Lea assured the convention of the Tennessee Anti-Saloon league today that his advance In politics has not served to change his prohibition beliefs Mr. Young in Atlanta Ode Young spent Saturday and Sun day with Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Skillman and Miss Eva Young. Mr. Young has just returned from Atlanta, Ga., from a business trip. While in the Southern city he met many former Union coun- talns. Morganfield News Unlontown Telegram. Likes to Hear From Home. Dear Mr. Babbage: You will find inclosed $1 for the renewal of my sub scription. I cannot do without my home paper, for I like to hear from my home people. We like California fine. We have a beautiful climate and en joy the fruit and vegetables the year round. Wishing you success, I re main yours respectfully, Mrs. J. W. Mattlngly, ' Los Angeles, Cal. EDITOR URGED FOR REPRESENTATIVE. Col, Green R. Keller, editor of the Carlisle Mercury, at Carlisle, Ky., is being urged to become a candidate for Representative from the Nicholas Robertson district. Col. Keller, be tides being a prominent newspaper man and a Confederate veteran, has formerly been identified with State politics, having been .chief cle,rk of the Houee, HAS NO SUBSTITUTE ill Km POWDER Absolutely Pure Tha only baking powdav matto from Royal Granm Cream of Tartar NOALUM.NO lime phosphate SEVEN INDICTMENTS Are Returned Against A. C. Cro uch, Former Cashier of Bank at Ekron Brandenburg, Ky., Jan. a0. A. C. Crouch, former cashier of the Bank at. Ekron, which closed its doors recently, was indicted by the Meade county grand jury on seven counts. alleL'lntr embezzlement, making false entries on the books of the bank, receiving deDOs- Its alter knowing the bank to be insolv ent, obtaining money under lalse pre tenses and mutilating the banks books. His bond was fixed at $.',500, which he gave. S. C. Lewis, who succeeded Crouch bs cashier was Indicted on eleven counts. He irave bone for Si. 100. ARRKSTED ON CHARGE a OF EMBEZZLEMENT. Brandenburg, Ky., Jan. 37. S. C. Lewis, who was In charge of the First State Bank at Ekron, this county, when it failed about one month ago, was ar rested this afternoon chanred with em- bezzlement of the bank's funds The grand jury had indicted him on three counts. Lewis, it is said, secured the stock of A. C. Crouch, former cashier nf fh bank, about November 1. and took charge of the bank December. Crouch was held over to the grand jury at his examining trial, held here last Thurs day. A. C. Lewis is a brother of H. H. Lewis, formerly cashier of the State Bank at Centertown, Ohio county, which failed about a week ago. He Is a native of Owen county and tonight is under guard of a deputy sheriff await ing the arrival of his father, W. M. Lewis, of Sparta, who he says w.U get here In the morning to go on his bond which has been fixed at $2,500. America And China. "America and China are now bound together," writes Frederick McCor mick In an article on "How America Got Into Manchuria," in the February "Century," "first by common recogni tion of the necessity to China of inde pendence, integrity of territory and jurisdiction, and freedom of develop ment nnd trade, to the promotion of which America Is committed; and, sec ond by reason of common rewards and rebuffs sustained In promoting China's policy and America's diplomacy. To gether with the (invasion of the Hu kuang loan, tho imperial sanction to the Kin-cluiU'Algun contract completes America's entry Into the Chinese em pire. It supplies the desired basis, nnd displays the unprecedented opportunity achieved for American commerce and trade and for American Influence in eastern Asia by President Taft and Sec retary Knox within the short period of two years." ATTEND THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF MISSIONS. Mr. and Mrs. Walter J. Piggott, of Irvlngton, attended the Missionary Jubilee in Louisville last week and were the guests of Mr. and Mrs, Robert Woods. Mrs. Piggott has recently written a most timely article on the Sunday School Graded Union. It has bee printed ia folder form, and she will gladly send it to any one gratia on requeet.