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No. 22
, E. Polk Johnson Comes
lack to Cloverport-Last Time
He Was Hero Made a Speech
'it LaHelst Woods-Reminisc-
tnces Interestingly Told By
Ithe Colonel.
Col. E. Polkjohuson and Mrs. John-
ea! spent Thanksgiving the guest of
Mrs. James B. Randall, ana
Sturned to their home in Louisville
Mturday morning.
gFriday evening the Randalls had a
ol meir neigiiuwa uu pciouum
Iriends of Col. Johnson to meet him
ad'Mrs. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
olte, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Skillman,
lit and Mrs. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. John
). Babbage with the host and hostess
re entertained with the remlnlsc-
aoee of Col. Johnson's visit to Clover-
l&t thirty-two years ago and other in
teresting experiences of his life.
,'Col. Johnson honored the Brecieen-
Idge News with a visit to the office
thich was like home to him, for he said
e went into newspaper work a young
lan and came out bald-headed. He
as been an editor and publisher, and
low writes (when he is in the humor)
lor magazines and other publications.
?he Kentucky History recently pub
shed from his pen was, written at his
S - ....
ome. He was writing if two years,
nd one'remarkable feature of the his
tory the. manuscript was in ms own
land-writing and very few corrections
lad to be made on the proof. Col.
ohnson works very methodically. He
leclares he can put his finger 'on any
ook or article in his den just the min
lie he wants it. "The only thing I
an't&eep up with," said the Colonel,
'ST my pair of slippers. Some one is
iways tucKing muse uuu iuy uwu
?desk or some place out of sight. We
lave a furnace and natural gas in our
ouse, and I have an open grate. A
replace is company and I like to look
nto it and think."
The personal bide of the Colonel's
ife, his present every day living, his
itws and ideas, are as distinctive as
.as been his public career of special
nd successful undertakings. Meeting
im and Mrs. Johnson in the home of
Ir. and Mrs. Randall was delightful.
In speaking of his visit to Cloverport
f long ago, Col. Johnson said:
"This is the first time I have been in
Uoyerport for thirty-two years. In
80," when the Democratic Presidential
fcket was Hancock and English, I was
n Assistant Elector for the State a
xrge. A grand rally of tne Democratic
osts of this and adjoining counties
Iras held in a woodland somewhere near
own. I was one of the speakers, two
the others being Hon. J. C. S.
Stackburn and Col, W. C. P. Breckln-
idgeVVlth the two foremost orators
f the Slate on the list of speakers, I
Iras modest enough to know that there
las small opportunity for me, so I
sked he Committee on Arrangements
etffle speak first, promising, in re
Ifra for this favor, to make my speech
kort one. This was easily arranged
ad I spoke my little piece and gave
y for the heavy artillery. Joe
lekburn followed me in one of his
iracterlstic speeches that caught the
which cheered him tumultously.
came Col. Breckinridge. I have
many of the alleged great orators
'ear countty, but none equal to
kinridge. To purity of thought
motion, ha added a voice silvery in
iweetness, which appealed to his
i as. did that of no other man I
a ever hearu. he was not only a
t orator but, as the late Judge
tn Lindsay said of hln, 'a great
rtMB came the dinner in the open
(net such a dinner as the good peo-
of Breckenrldge county know so
bow to prepare and thenwell,
i same the deluge. I have In the
and in this and foreign lands
the heavens in their weepiest
. 'but never have I seen a heavier
damper rain than that which fell
IM that day. Every one, saint
ainaer alike, received a baptism
1 1 am sure none of those yet llv
who were there, have forgot-
iy the people departed to their
f, and the vUUiug orators came
hotel in town and hung them
Up o dry as best they might.
'Notwithstanding - this experience
good people dealred to near Col,
Breckinridge again, and at their re
quest, he spoke that evening to a crowd
which packed a large audience hall
somewhere In town. I do not remem
ber If it was a church or not but I do
recall that this speech, while equally
eloquent with that of the morning, was
entirely different In matter, though
like his first one, dealing with the polit
ical problems of the hoar. Ho was a
wonderful nnn, and In all Kentucky
there is none fit to be his successor as
oa eloquent and accomplished orator.
"After the spaaking, the rain having
ceased, the younger element proposed
to have a little amusement with the
visiting statesmen, and the tradition
still exists that at least one of the vis
itors turned the joke upon the jokers.
About that, however, it is. perhaps well
to say no more."
Dinner Party At Holt
For The Younger Set
Miss Lucile Hardin gave a dinner
party at her home at Holt Thanksgiv
ing for her friends of this city. A big
turkey with several other courses were
attractively served to the guests. They
were: Mrs. Emma Skillman, James
Skillman, Ruther Pate, Joseph Ross,
Darnell Gregory, Mary Owen Oelze,
Isabell Burn, Donna Ross, Mary Gib
son, Virginia Harris, Mary McGavock
and Dorothy Gregory, of Brandenburg.
Thanksgiving Day
With Cloverporters
Miss Cleono Weatherholt and Mr.
Lafe Behen went to Louisville to see
Miss Maud Adams at Macauley's.
Misses Julia and Margaret Wroe and
Miss Ora Hendricks, attended the
Teachers' Association in Louisville.
Prof. Cuh:on and Mrs. Culton spent
the day .In Louisville.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Oelze gave a
family dinner pirty.
Prof. Tanner, Mrs. Tanner and son
Hugh, of Irvington, were guests of Dr.
Forrest Lightfoot and Mrs. Llghtfoot.
They motored to the country for a camp
and hunt.
Mr. Ed. Whitehead and children,
Louise and Charles, Mr. and Mrs. D.
H. Severs, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Skillman,
Mr. O T. Skillman, Mr. Hayden, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Babbage, Mrs. Nannie
Wills and Miss Gensle Wills attended
the Thanksgiving dinner at Tobinsport
given at the school building. The pro
ceeds amounted to $37.45 and were used
for the M. E. church expenses. Hospi
tality and good things to eat in abun
dance were enjoyed by a large assembly
of people.
Miss Bsrtha Smith was the guest of
her parents at Stephensport.
Mr. and Mrs. George Chris and child
ren, Mr, and Mrs Sam Berry and child
ren, were entertained to a beautiful
dinner at the home of Mr. and D. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffious Behen gave
an elegant Thanksgiving dinner Wed
nesday evening. Covers weie laid for
the following: Misses Eva and -Edith
Plank, Miss Lula Severs and Dr. A.
A. Simons, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Behen.
Mr. Wlckliffe Moorman and niece,
Mrs. John Klncheloe, of Hardinsburg,
were guests of relatives at Henderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank English and
daughter, Lida May, spent the day at
their country home at Skillman.
Mrs. Franels Marlon Smith gave her
annual Thanksgiving dinner to Mr.
and Mrs. L. T. Reid and family.
Five Years Old.
Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy
five years old. I will write and tell you
what I want for Xmas. I want some
mixed nuts, Roman caudles, fire crack
ers, sparklers, little "train, little automo
bile that I can ride, in, a little hand car.
Bring my little sister a big dbjl about 2
feet high. She is eight years old. Bring
me all kinds of candy, some oranges,
bananas, grapes, apples, pears, little
horse and wagon and rocky-horse like
they have 011 merry-go-round. My sis
ter's name is Eva. Bring Eva a lot of
candy and lots of good things. Good
bye Santa, I will be a good boy and not
look. I will have both eyes shut tight.
James W, Wright,
McQuady, Ky.
New Grocery Store.
The Economy Grocery Company, in
corporated, is the style of a new grocery
to be opened in Irvington. It is a cor
poration of coored men, the first in the
county. The incorporators are Henry
DcIIaveu, Levy Starks and John lJbw
mau. Capital Mook $1, 000.
--ii n MealaW ,f ..;?.' -" 1 mini ir--1 -IWtJtYRr. . fHT yjfinOJ fet tf
TO 'the west of the great Court oft Honor nt the Pnnamn-I'nclflc
International Exposition will come the Court of Four Seasons,
one of the most elaborate nnd benutlful of the grent Interior
courts that will He between the huge exhibit palaces of the
main group. TI10 walls of the court will be pnrtly formed by the palaces
of Liberal Arts and of Education and by the two grent wings of the
Palace of Agriculture and partly by the classic colonnades nnd peri
styles that will connect theso buildings. The Court of Four Seasons, in
classic Itallnn architecture, Is designed by Mr. Henry Bacon of New
York, designer of the Lincoln Memorial. In harmony with the titlo of
the court there will, In each of its four corners, be set groups of stat
unry symbolical of the seasons Spring. Summer. Autumn nnd Winter.
The sculpture will be set In niches screened by colonnades. Mural paint
ings, also suggestive of the seasons, will form the background for the
setting. Mr. Jules Gucrln, the noted artist, has charge of tho color plan.
The Court of Four Seasons will bo 310 feet squnre.
Leaf Held by Dealers and Manu
facturers Amounted to 1,
047,404,560 Pounds.
Washington, Nov. 27. Leaf tobacco
held by dealers and manufacturers,
others than original growers, on Oct.
I. amounted to 1,047,404,500 pounds,
the Census Bureau today announced in
making the first report under the law
enacted April U0 last. Ot this total
010,732,00!) pounds were unstemmed
and 1,50,672, 551 pcunds were stemmed.
These amounts were held by manu
facturers of tobacco, who last year
manufactured more thpn 50,000 pounds
of tobacco, 250,000 cigars, or 1,000,000
cigarettes, and by dealers, who,, on an
average, at the end of the four quarters
of last ear, had more than 50,000
pounds of tobacco in stock.
The preliminary estimate of the 1912
production, ot' tobacco made by the D--partment
of Agriculture, placed the
amount at 959,437,000 pounds.
Never Will Grow Old
Writes Dr. H. H. Compton.
Dear Mr. Babbage: Please find my
check for one dollar. Send me The
News for one year. I have been in
Allen, Texas, since June 1880. Have
had a large and lucrative practice, and
still have it. Age and its infirmities
still sit lightly on my shoulders. I 'am
still a young man I shall always bo
young. Don't believe in growing old
and grouchy. Hope to visit the old
home soon. Want to romp and play
over the meadows and gather butter
cups and daisies 'neath the spreading
elms and gums hard by the house as I
did when a" rolicklng free-from care
boy in the day's of the long ago,
Dr. H. H. Compton,
Allen, Texas.
Death of a Venerable
Father and Citizen.
The many friends of Silas Harring
ton will be much grieved to hear of his
death at hishome at Muldraugh, Meade
county, ky,, Friday morning, Novem
ber 20. Mrs. Jesse Weatherholt, of
this city, is one of the surviving1 chil
dren. Daughter Leaves Father $2000.
Saturday L C. Taul gave G. P. Bur
dett a check for $2000. -It was life in
surance carried just two years by Mr.
Durdett's daughter, Miss Bertha J.
Burdett, who died Nov. 12. Within
eighteen days Mr. Burdett got the mon
ey. The policy cost Miss Burdett only
158.40 and the large amount is a great
help to her father in his old age and
loaelinesf. Mr. Tout represents the
Liberal Ufa Insurance Company, of
Anderson, Iud,, and his work Is of per
fect satisfaction to the people who In
sure and to his Company,
Been Big All Summer And Fall.
Will Last Until Next April.
Three Sawmills Going Near
ly Fifty Men Hauling.
ErrJacT?s"on7whoTost $18.00 on Hay
Press Hill about three weeks ago and
never found it, was in the News office
Saturday to pay his advertising bill
and told about 'the lumber business at
Tarfork and in that community. Mr.
Jackson made and lost money hauling
Everybody has noticed the many
teams bringing timber to Cloverport ev
er since last May. The timber is b:ing
cut from the Qulsenbury land nnd the
Mullen farm, 400,000 feet was cut from
the former place and 450.000 feet will
have been cut from the latter by the
time the contract is finished. There
are three sawmills in hollowing dis
tance from each other, one on the Ow
en Seaton place, one on the James Kec
nan place, aud the other on Mullen's
farm on which Leon Keenan lives. It
cost $12 a 1000 feet to get this lumber
to Cloverport, down to the river bank
ready for the boats. The man who cuts
it gets $1 a 1000 feet, the log-hauler
gets $2 a 1000 feet, the sawmill man
gets H a 1000, the fellow who hauls it
to the river gets 5 a 1000. There are
forty-six men who haul the lumber to
this port. They do this along with their
other work ou their farms. Each load
brings about $3. The contract will be
finished about next April. Most of the
timber goes to Owensboro.
Mr. Jackson knows all about the in
dustries in that section of the woods.
fHe says the delivery of tobacco will be
very late this year.
This lumber has brought a big busi
ness to Cloverport and credit for it is
due to Mr. James Seaton, who took the
contract for receiving it, etc.
Good Letter From Mrs.
Pike Conn, of California
Nov. 28, lgl2.
Dear Mr. Babbage: You will find
enclosed ($1.00) one dollar, please
send me the Breckedridge News. I am
completely lost without it. Our friends
at homo have been sending us the
n6ws pretty regular, but I do not want
to miss a single copy.
We are enjoying California fine, per
fectly delighted with Los Angeles. The
climate is fine. The winter is just like
one long summer day with the sunshine
and flowers.
Have been enjoying some 'fine auto
drives through the canyons and val
leys, some of the most beautiful seen
ery I ever saw. Our trip through Lau
ral canyon and down through San Fer
nando valley was grand, with its drive
way with hedges of roses and palms for
miles, and orange, leuion, peach, apri
cot, flg, olive and walnut orchards
were beautiful. Occasionally we would
Baking Powder
Cooking under modern methods and con
veniences is made so attractive the whole
family is becoming interested.
" These biscuits are delicious ; this cake is
excellent," says the father. " I made them
says the daughter, and both father and
daughter beam with pleasure.
Royal Baking Powder has made home
baking a success, a pleasure and a profit, and
the best cooking today the world over is
done with its aid.
see one of the old mission bells along
the driveway.
Havo visited Sap Gabriel Mission,
the old tower is crumbling down,
though they still have service in the
old Mission, and the people are called
to worship by the mission chimes as
in early days.
The old Pacific is grand, I never tire
of watching the breakers come in, and
enjoy a plunge in the surf. At last I
have had the pleasure of seeing a sun
set at sea, which was perfectly beauti
ful. Wishing you much success, will
close. Respectfully,
Mrs. Pike Conn,
S03 Euclid Ave., Los Angeles, Cal
The pastor returned Saturday night
from a ten days meeting at Butler,
Pendleton county, Ky., and was in his
pulpit at both hours last Sunday. On
account of an epidemic of dyptheria
the Butler meeting was closed sooner
than it would have been otherwise.
There were three received for baptism
and these were baptized Thanksgiving
afternoon in Licking river which flows
through the town. On the return trip
the pastor preached for the Poindexter
Saints on Friday night, his brother's
other church.
The pastor went to Louisville Mon
day to attend the firs t meeting of the
new State Board. He was reappointed
on the Board at the recent meeting of
the General Association at Madisonville.
He will be accompanied by Mrs. Cot
trell and Dorothy and will be the guest
ot Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wohlbold while
In the citv. They will return Wednes
day evening.
Wednesday evening is the regular
monthly business conference. At this
meeting the church officers for the com
iDg year will be elected. A good at
tendance of the membership is desired.
The pastor will leave Thursday for
McDauiels for a several days meetlug.
The pulpit will be supplied by the
church In his absence.
A real nice Thanksgiving box was
sent last week to the Baptist Orphans'
Home, besides about $10.00 in cash.
The Committee did fine work and tho
response was liberal. Mrs. Tousey was
The church will take an offering this
month for the old Ministers Aid Society.
At the Madisonville meeting, property
valued at $ 50,000 was given for an old
preachers' hoire. The Cloverport
church wants a part in caring for the
old, worn out or disabled preachers and
their widows. The offering for this
purpoose will be taken about the Fourth
Entertained in Washington.
Miss Margaret Peyton returned Sat
urday afternoon from Herndon, Va.,
where she has been since September as
the guest of Miss Louise Aud. Miss
Peyton was extensively entertained in
Washington while away. Among other
entertainments she was given a theater
party by Mr. and Mrs, R, M. Parker,
formerly of Cloverport.
Problem and How to Solve It
A Gift That Repeats Its Pleas
ure Every Weak, and Worry
is Saved and So is Time.
Saturday one person sent in three sub
scriptions to The Ureckeiiridge News
and n beautiful card, printed in red with
a green Christmas border was given with
each one, The card was as follows:
Through the courtesy of you-
will receive The Ureckeiiridge News the
coming year. Should it fail to reach
you, kindly advise us. We hope you.
will receive every issue, and with best
wishes, I am, m
Very truly youss,
John D. Babbage,
Cloverport, Ky.
This solves the Christmas gift prob.
lem. Subscribe for the paper a year for
your friend, instead, of remailing yoursy
if you do this. Send it as a present to
your neighbor who borrows it for that
friend, and that neighbor who likes the
home paper will surely appreciate it as,
a Christmas gift. The brother, father or
son away from home would be happy to
get every week and it would keep his
love for home and home people con,
stnutly refreshed.
Additions to Button Factory.
Messrs. Phelps, of this city, are. ad--ding
eight machines to their button fac
tory. .This factory was started last,
spring and already it has been enlarged '
with additional machinery. That Clo-
verport is as good a place to build a
business as any town 011 the map, is.
being; proved every da-.
Church Conference will be held next
Wednesday night. The reference word
for prayer meeting tonight is "Hope.''
The Ladies Aid held Its monthly
meeting Monday, attending to several '
Important matters of lecal work. Mrs'.
Pierce, the president leaves soon for
Louisville. "
000 ' ,
The Junior Division of the Woman's
Missionary Society will be held Sunday
afternoon at at 2 p. m. The foreign,
work will be Japan; the Home Depart
ment will discuss "How to Speak to
People." All the young girls and boys
of the city are Invited. The mite boxes
will be opened and reports fr jm every
department given.
Miss Jane Smith will lead the Epworth
League Sunday evening, Arrange
ments are already being made for the
Christmas devotional meeting and the
Christmas Social.
The Woman's Missionary Society
will be held Monday afternoon. The
subject of the program Is: "The Child
at Play and Evangelism." It will be
an Interesting meeting for the young
mothers of the city and the members
shall be glad to have visitors atjend.
Thirty young people enjoyed an eve
nlnp of wholesale oleasurn and oruat-
I fun at the League social Friday night.

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