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Hopkinsville Kentuckian. (Hopkinsville, Ky.) 1889-1918, May 23, 1899, Image 1

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Elected President of State
Christian Endeavorcrs
Madisonville is Full of Delegates
and They are Still Arriving
Sundays Sessions
Madisonville Ky May 20 The
Christian Endeavor Convention
quiet hour service this morning was
led by Rev Donald McDonald D
D An interesting report was
made by the Prison Committee of
which Miss Jennie Glass of IIop
kinsville is secretary
The Kentucky Endeavor Society
was the first to attempt any organ
ized work for the prisoners but
their example has been followed in
many other States and many pris
oners have been converted The
Frankfort Prison C E Society
white has 150 members and 100
comrades of the quiet hour that are
pledged to spend at least fifteen
minutes of each day in prayer and
Bible reading Thirty men have
joined the church from this society
since last January The colored
society has ninety eight members
and twenty five quiet hour com
rades The Eddy ville Society has
fifty two members and thirty com
rades of the quiet hour
The Secretary says there is a
kinder spirit among the men and
God is working in this prison as
never before The colored society
has thirty members Jail work has
been done by endeavorers at Louis
ville Lexington Maysville Win
chester Danville and many other
Officers for the ensuing year were
elected as follows President Rev
A Judson Arrick Louisville Secre
tary Miss Emma Curry Harrods
burg Treasurer Wm S Waller
Louisville Superintendent Junior
Work Mrs F O Floyd Owcnsboro
Chairman Districting and Exten
sion Committee Judge J D Ellis
Newport Good Citizenship Dr W
W Ranshaw Covington Mission
ary Rev H DSmith Hopkinsville
Secretary Miss MattiePlain Madi
sonville Prison Work Mr Fred
WallisChairman Miss JennieGlass
Secretary Hopkinsville Editor
State Paper Rev J J Dalton D
D Henderson
Dissatisfied With Harried Life
and Seek Legal Separation
Three more divorce suits were
filed yesterday for colored people
and one Saturday
Sallie Garrett vs George Garrett
is the style of the first case Cruel
treatment is alleged
James Carloss wants to be sepa
rated from Mattie Carloss on ac
count of alleged abandonment and
lascivious conduct
Etta Smith desires to be divorced
from Joe Smith and states in her
petition that she has been whipped
bruised and beaten by the defend
Carrie Leavell asks to be legally
separated from her husband
Lewis Leavell and alleges failure
to provide She also wants the
custody of her two children
Accident to
One of a Gay Picnic
Miss Katie May Cooper daugh
ter of Mr A M Cooper was
thrown out of a wagon Saturday
afternoon and rendered unconscious
for nearly an hour She in com
pany with a number of her school
mateshad spent the day picnicking
at Campbells cave As they were
returning home the hind gate of the
wagon came loose and fell throw
ing the little girl out upon the pike
She was cut on the mouth and the
head pretty badly Dr Blakey
was called and as soon as she was
restored to consciousness she was
brought to her home on South Main
street Her injuries are not thought
to be of a very serious nature
The Coast of England
380 Passengers
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Falmouth England May 21
The American Line steamer Paris
Capt Watkins from Southampton
and Cherbourg for New York struck
on an outlying ridge off The Man
acles early this morning at a point
half a mile from where the wrecked
Atlantic Line steamer Mohegan
lies and five miles from Falmouth
The Paris which sailed from
Southampton yesterday called at
Cherbourg and picked up fifty pas
sengers She left Cherbourg at 6
oclock last evening Soon after 1
oclock this morning at high tide
and in a dense fog she ran ashore
From the first there was no danger
Lifeboats and tugs were soon liter
ally swarming around the vessel to
render assistance A majority of
the passengers who numbered 380
were brought to Falmouth where
they obtained lodgings for the
Decorated at the Cemetery Fri
The I9th of May was observed
this year again by memorial exer
cises participated in by the Confed
erate veterans at the Cemetery
The National Association recently
decided to make June 3 the birth
day of Jefferson Davis the Decora
tion Day hereafter but the old date
was observed this year by the
local veterans As but little notice
was given the crowd was not as
large as usual
The usual decorations were
placed about the Codfederate mon
The exercises were opened by
if rot iu Harrison ot isethel b emale
College and Rev W K Piner was
introduced as the orator of the day
He closed his address by reading
a poem read on a similar occasion
at Austin Texas
After a prayer at the close the
veterans and ladies of the Memorial
Association scattered flowers over
the graves of the 101 soldiers whose
names are known this year for the
first time The graves of Federal
soldiers and also that of young
Frank O Prowse who died in the
service during the
can war last year were mcewise
Large Stockbarn and Contents
Burned by an Incendiary
A large barn
to Geo
Wallace a farmer living between
Lafayette and Dover was destroy
ed by fire at an early hour Friday
morning Four valuable mules
were cremated and a quantity of
grain and hay was also burned
Lossl000 partially covered by in
surance This is the second fire of
recent date in this district and it
is thought that both were of incen
diary origin
Cut Worms and Grasshoppers Get
ting In Their Work
Many farmers over the county re
port that the cut worms and grass
hoppers are playing havoc with the
young corn and tobacco plants In
the Elmo neighborhood several
farmers have had to lay off and re
plant whole fields of corn and much
of the tobacco land will have to be
reset The grasshoppers confine
their ravages principally to the to
bacco while the cut worms are
proving very destructive to both
Will Make Two Speeches In
County June o
Senator Goebel will make a fight
for 16 the votes of Christian county
He has announced dates for two
more speeches in the county One
will be at Pembroke at 2 oclock
June 9 and the other Jn the Court
House at night the same date
TWl W iV
Long And Short Haul Cases
Again Affirmed by The
Court of Appeals
The Railroad Will Now Take The
Matter up to The Supreme
Frankfort Ky May 20 The
judgments of the Marion circuit
court in two cases of the L N
Railroad company against the com
monwealth the long and short haul
cases were affirmed by the court of
appeals this morning in the opinion
delivered by Judge Hobson
The company was indicted in the
Marion circuit court for violation of
Section 218 of the new constitution
which prohibits common carriers
from charging any greater compen
sation in the aggregate for the trans
portation of passengers or freight
under similar circumstances and
conditions for a shorter than for a
longer distance over the same line
in the same direction Upon trial
of the case in the lower court the
company was fined 300 in one case
and S350 in the other
This is the second time the case
has been before the courtof appeals
and the second time the law has
been upheld by this body When
passed upon before Judge Joseph
Lewis was on the bench and the
appeal this time was practically an
appeal to Judge Hobson who suc
ceeded Lewis on the bench to re
verse the former opinion of the court
The opinion of today fully concurs
in the former opinion of the court
Judges Burnam and DeRelle dis
senting from the majority opinion
The case will now it is said be
appealed to the United States su
preme court on construction of the
Appellate Court Again Upholds Its
Frankfort Ky May 20 The
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Company was indicted in Shelby
County and fined 500 for failing to
provide a separate coach or com
partment for colored passengers
and so lettering the entrance to the
coach as to show which compart
ment is for colored and which for
white passengers The Court of
Appeals has affirmed the judgment
for the 500 fine and again upheld
the constitutionality of the separate
coach law
Hopkinsville Boy Captures First
Honors at Ann Arbor
Joseph G Donaldson a studunt
at Ann Arbor Michigan Univer
sity has won the first honor in the
oratorical contest between the uni
versity societies
He and one other speaker debated
the following question on the neg
ative side
If the income tax were constitu
tional is it best to return to it by a
graded scale
This was the second debate in
the contest and Mr Donaldsons
side having won both decisions he
and his colleague were awarded
the Jeffersonian cup for oratory
There are 1200 students in the
university and this honor is one
sought by all The young Hop
kinsville orator wiil receive the con
gratulations of many friends when
he returns home
C L Slaton Convicted On a Bas
tardy Charge
C L Slaton who was arrested
a week ago on a bastardy warrant
was tried before Judge Cansler Fri
day He was ordered to pay 40
per annum for 18 years for the
maintenance of the child Slaton
took the insolvent debtors oath and
went to jail for ten days
Stable Burned Near The Christian
Remains Taken to Fairview
Interred Sunday
ai iew minutes oetorelnine
oclock Sunday night fire wasTOis
covered in a stable in the rearlof
the Christian church in which
Wooldridge Co kept their coal
teams Boarders at the Hill House
across the street discovered the
flames and turned in the alarm and
ran to the stable and turned out all
of the horses and mules about a
dozen head
One of the mules ran out the rail
road and met the fast train in the
cut near the Clarksville crossing
and was killed
The fire company responded so
promptly that the flames were soon
subdued the roof being burned off
At about 2 oclock yesterday
morning the smoulderiug flames
again broke out and a second alarm
was turned in The walls of the
building are still standing The
loss was a few hundred dollars
fully covered by insurance
The origin of the fire is a mys
Hiss Bettie Clark a Victim of Con
Miss Bettie Clark formerly of St
Louis but who had recently made
her home with her relative Capt
D R Beard in this city died at
1130 oclock yesterday of consump
tion aged 27 years
She was married ten years ago
but in a month or two secured a
divorce from her husband and was
restored to her maiden name The
funeral will take place to day and
the interment will be at Hopewell
She was a member of th Christian
Tobacco Barn and 7500 Pounds
of the Weed Destroyed
The large rehandling tobacco
barn of Mrs S M Gray a few
miles from Fairviev was struck
by lightning Sunday night during
the storm and destroyed together
with about 75000 pounds of good
tobacco The loss is estimated at
about 6000
The building was insured for
400 w ith J M Higgms Son ot
this city and the tobacco was in
sured for 2000 with the same firm
In The Game of Ball With Cadiz
The second of a series of games 01
base ball was played here between
the Cadiz team and the local nine
Saturday The game resulted in a
victory for the local team by a score
of 24 to 21 In the game played be
tween the teams last week at Cadi
Cadi won which loaves the nines
game and game Batteries Hop
kinsville S Morns and Sam Hays
Cadiz Roy M alone and Jas Wil
liams notlier game will be ar
ranged between the clubs to be
played in Cadiz one day this week
Mrs Dora Wilkerson died at
her home near Elmo Saturday
morning after a brief illness of
fever aged 35 years She was a
highly esteemed christian lady and
had been a member of the Baptist
church for several years The
funeral was preached by Rev J S
Cheek Sunday morning and the in
terment took place near Fairview
the same afternoon Deceased was
a niece of Dr A J Kenner of this
iJ Chicago Market
Chicago CMay 22 Special
July wheat opened at 73 and
closed at 75 Sept wheat opened
at 73 and closed at 74 i Sept
corn opened at 33 and closed at
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