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Funeral Services of the Late
Frederick J ° Brownell
4 Yesterday
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For Forty Years fie Was a
Leader In Every Progress
ive Movement
V The funeral services of the late F
J Brownell were held yesterday at
10 oclock at the Methodist church
Rev Geo H Means pastor conduct
ed the exercises assisted by DrsJ
W Lewisand A P Lyon and a large
concourse of citizens and friends fol
lowed the body to its resting place i n
Riverside Cemetery
The following facts are from Per
rins History of Christian county
Frederick Brownell was born
near Gloversville Fulton county
New York on April 16 1835 of
ScotchIrish ancestry he being one
af eleven children While he was
jyt a child his parents moved to
J4 Ohio and and in this state he spent
his youth He attended school at
Buffalo N Y Tiffin Ohioand Den
ison University Licking county
Ohio His war record was an unusually
interesting one He enlisted in Oc
tober 1861 in the Federal army us
sergeant in the Fiftyfirst Indiana
infantry From the first he demon
strated his worth as a soldier and in
side of a year he was promoted to
44 the position of First Lieutenant for
personal bravery during the battle
of Stone River his commission being
endorsed for bravery on the field
of battle While in command of
his company with his regiment on a
raid through Northern Alabama he
was captured by Gen Forrest at
Gadsden Alabama onMay 3 1863
He was kept a prisoner for twenty
three munths and eleven days one
LLyear being spent in Libby prison at i
Richmond In March 1865the pris
f oner were held at Columbia S C
Iand as Sherman approached on his
march to the sea it was determined
to move them to Charlotte N C
for greater security En route the
train was wrecked and during the
night the sentinel at one point fell 1
asleep and Mr Brownell secured his i
cap and Cape to his overcoat and
took up the role of sentry in the i
darkness the deception not being no i
ticed Finally he was ordered to es
cort one of the prisonersLieut New I
brant to the spring for some water
As soon as they got out of sight the
two made for the woods and after
two weeks of perilous experiences
and hairbreadth escapes one of
2 1 which was when they hid under the
z floor of a cotton gin and the Confed
erate soldiers walked about overhead
looking for them they met with a I
branch of Shermans army which
was then on its march to the sea
Mr Brownell remained with this
force until April when his time of
enlistment having expired he re
ported to Washington as an escaped
prisoner and was honorably dis
charged from the serviceC
jjjjgrjng the forty years that Mr
ppJwnell was a resident of Hopkins c
ville he was identified with practic i
ally every public enterprise that
looked to progress and the develop
Dent of the city He was a Repub
pan in politics and in the old daysJ
when the citys Board of Trustees
was by common agreement a bi par
tisan body he was one of the seven
incr ho a 1 1I11
andfaithfullyHe J
He was active in the movements that S
r brought our turnpike system the I tl
Ohio Valley Railway water works rj
electric lights graded schools Hotel i T
Latham and allot the improvements IIT
that one by one changed a country pa
town into a busy city His last I h
great public service erection
was the erection eJ
of the Y M C A building He I t1
threw his whole soul into this work w
although he had no sons himself
and gave with more than his usual
liberality but na the work pro
gressed the plans were enlarged un
til the sum raised fell short of the
required amount More than two
years ago this work was stopped and
building completed Mr Brownells
health was then beginning to fail
and no younger and more vigorous
man was found to take up the work
where he was forced to lay it down
He was hot only prominent in
public enterprises but in moral ques
tions and church work he was ever a
le d Prior to his marriage he
was affiliated with the Baptist church
but siibsegnentlyjOned the Methodist
dist church the church of his wife
and father inlasythe late Re fey
Thomas Bottomly and his brother
inlw Rev E W Bottomly
He leaves wiHow and one daiigh
ter Mrs Jeti S > Winfree wh O was
formerly Miss Mary Jessie Bird wnell
For many years Mr Brownell had
been president of the Crescen Mill
ing Co which prospered greatly un
der his management enabling him
to amass a large fortune This mill
was only a few days ago consolidated
with a similar enterprise and will
continue upon a much larger scale
Mr Brownell will long be remem
bered as one of the best citizens
Hopkinsville ever had To the day
of his death he was held the highest
esteem by all those Who knew him
Will Receive jsjNp1 Diplomas at
South Kentucky College I
Next Week
Japanese Opera to be Pre
sented In The College
The commencement exercises of
South Kentucky college will begin
in the college chapel this evening at
8 oclock when the senior reception
will be held preceded bya Japanese
Other features of the program
will be
Monday June 18 p m in col
lege chapel recital 10 p m Junior
Wednesday June 3 Commence
ment exercises at college beginning
at 8 p m
Wednesday nigltf at 10 oclock a
banquet by Seniors at Hotel Latham
The graduates are
Miss Martha Ellis Soyars M A
Miss Floy Moore A B
Mr Omar PPool A B
Mr Riley Butler B S
Mr John VanCleve B S
Mr Kenneth CaY e BL
Miss Moore will also receive di
ploma for proficiency in musicpiano
No Decision
This Week
Frankfort Ky May 290n ac
count of Saturday being a holiday i
and the absence of Judge Settle ai
decision of the Christian county
Sheriffs case may not be heard
before Tuesday or WednesdayI
At Franklin Suspends After
Ten Years
euaiiit0fly Muy 20Tni I
Southern School of Osteopathy at t
this plate has suspended after a ca
reer of more than ten years and the J
Trustees of the graded school bought
the college property The price t
paid was 10000 An annex will be t
built and the house
erhauled and put In fine shape for E
the school The building complete r
will cost 18000 c
do Extravagant Praise n Every Nand For
she BraIny pgrJ Eloquent Young j
> J
Murray Judge
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f 12 <
i i
rJudge A J G Wells the able
young County Judge of Callowa Y
county spoke at the Court House
LSpices of the Law and Order League
Ito an audience that packed the court
room to overflowing even to the
gallery The meeting was called to
1order by Dr F M Stites president
of the Leagueand opened with pray
11er by Rev Geo H Means who was
shot at by the night riders when he
appeared at his window on the night
of the raid Judge Wells was intro
duced by Hon Hunter Wood in a
ISstrong speech reviewing the devel
ayopement of the lawless spirit in
Western Kentucky and the reign of
unchecked crime for two years He
dwelt upon the necessity of the law
and order leagues to arouse the
people His speech was vigorious
fearless and unspoken He intro
duced Judge Wells as a real man and
leader of men who had been develop
ed by the crisis through which the
state of Kentucky was passing and
was proving equal to every test upon
athim as a man and an official
Judge Wells in his initiatory re
marks apologized for speaking from
manuscript alleging lack of time
from pressure of other matters to
memorize his address and added
that he thought it was well to have
every word uttered committed to
writing to avoid being misquoted
He gave a full outline of the his
tory of the association His severe
denunciation of oppression of the I
farmer by the trusts was fearless I
and sincere There was a crying
need for organization on the part of
the planter It was his only avail
able weapon This organization was
ofmade possible by legislation It wan s
a righteous cause The association
athad won in the great battle against
the trusts No organization of re
cent years had been productive of
more beneficent results to a deserv
1ing people Mortgages had been
lifted and the oppressed farmer was
now breathing the atmosphere of
financial liberty
Just here the speaker reached one
of those grand anticlimaxes tfiat
electrified his audience Said fie
Listen folks The association which
has accomplished all this deserves
success The association should live
the association MUST live Night
riding is a dangerous phase of law
lessness night riding is subversive
of good government right riding
arrays county against county neigh
bor against neighbor even brother
against brother Night riding is
a menace to civilization and a nulli
fier of the Bill of Rights Night
riding should die night riding MUST
die Recruits said he to the Army
of the Lord were reasoned in I
begged and persuaded innot whip
ped and terrorized into the fold
The associations fight was won
against the trusts now let it purge
and conquer itself I
He deplored the prejudice existing
in the minds of some members of the
association against the Law and Or
der League Listen said he
Every member of the association
who seeks to perpetuate this benefi
cent organization should join the
Law and Order LeagueLIves
there a man among them who con 1
Bones crime Who condemns the
iauuubie efforts in this time of need
reestablish law and punish crime
Divest yourself of the idea that the
Law and Order League is a weapon
of the trust even as we have denied I
that the association and night riders
are identical 1
Possibly the most solemn utter
ance of the entire speech was con t
nected with his masterly portrayal
of the awful hIdeousness of the iron i
clad oath of the night rider clan and
itseffect upon our trials at law Its
efficiency in thwarting justicein the
Igrand jury and the petit jury
Recruits were known to have been
sworn in who though not efficient
in the saddle would make good
jurors and alibi manufacturers
Alibis were twenty cents per dozen
in CallowayOf
Of the origin of the Night Riders
he did not pretend to be advised
His word picture of a Night Rider
was graphic in the extreme and
wlen he had exhausted the language
of virtuous denunciation he paused
Now folks he asked can you
conceive of anything more danger
ous more revolutionary more dead
morej deserving of the direst punish
men within the pale of the law
Ther i was instant applause
Bu he held up his hand for si
lent and in tones big with the
delib rately but sincerelyYes
then s one thats worse even than a I I
nigh rider Thats the editor of
the night rider newspaper who
nkeeping free from entanglements
with law himself indorses and en
courages the course of the law
breaker for the poor timeserving
boon of a few more subscribers
0Then pandemonium broke loose
t clapping and stamping were inade
quate to express the crowds keen
I appreciation of the utterance Men
I and women cheered at the tops of
their voices It was several minutes
before he could proceed
You have all read the fable of the
Trumpeter captured in the battle and
mades I
the specious plea to his captors that
he had done no harm he hadnt ev
en fired a gun No said they but
you have blown your trumpet and
ishment shall be if possible even
more severe
Like of space forbids a more
Never was there a speech better
received A farmer was heard to
say that it was just it was able fair
and dispassionate and was worth
speech ever made here
SJudge Wells was expected to make
an able speech but the result far
exceeded the expectations of even
those supposed to know his limita
Literary critics say that for grasp
of subject keenness of satire beau
ty of diction and scathing denuncia
tion it has seldom been equaled in
our city It was a modern philippic
born of a mans brain and of the oc
Gov Edwin Norris of Montana
was present but was compelled to
leave on an evening train and did
not speak as had been expected
Judge Wells returned home yester
Affirmed By the Court of
Frankfort Ky May 2SIn pass
ing upon a new point in the local op
tion laws the court by Chief Justice
ORear affirms the judgment of the
Christian Circuit Courtin the
case of the Commonwealth against
J A Ledford The County Court
granted Ledford a retailers liquor
license after first compelling him to
give bond in the sum of 500 for
faithful observance of the law
Suit was brought upon this bond by
the Commonwealth charging its
breach The court here holds the
to exact I
The Merchants and Farmers I
Come to Terms in Attempt I
to End Boycott v
Soldiers to Be Retained Un
der Arms But Must Do
No Scout Duty
Clarksville Tenn May 29The
following agreements have been
signed by 85 merchants and citizens
of Clarksville on the one hand and
47 representative farmers
Merchants and Citizens Agreement
We the undersigned merchants
and citizens of Clarksville after con
ference with the representative far
mers submit the following in the
hope of settling the unfortunate dif
ferences that at present are dividing
the people of town and country
FirstThat no armed men shall
appear on the streets of Clarksville
except regular policemen ClarksvilleI
extra policemen as may be appoint
ed by the city authorities these lat
ter to wearbadges to show that they
are performing police duty
SecondThat private watchmen
employed at the warehouses shall
not be permitted to go armed except
while on the premises they are em
ployed to guard
I ThirdThat no armed band of
men shall be permitted to leave the
town of Clarksville and go out into
the country by night or by day un
less under command of the sheriff or
some other officer appointed by him
I FourthThat members of the civ
il posse recenty appointed shall not
wear uniform or carry arms except
when on duty at the armory or when
called out to suppress disturbances
in the town At all other times they
shall act as citizens and appear only
in citizens clothing
Fifth That all persons going arm
ed illegally or otherwise violating
the law shall be promptly arrested
and punished by the proper authori
SixthThat a Joint Committee
shall be appointed of the farmers
and the merchants of the town to
whom all grievances can be submit
ted and who shall see that the rec
ommendations here made are faith
fully carried into execution <
We regret the untimely death of
Vaughn Bennett and we extend our
sympathy to his parents and other
members of his family We com
mend the spirit which prevails in
wanting the law alone to bring to
I justice the guilty partiest
I We extend our congratulations to t
the farmers for having won their
fight against trusts and combina
tions and because of that fact the
price of tobacco has been raised so
as to sufficiently compensate them
for their labor
We desire that order and confi
dence be restored for as the inter
ests of the town and country are
mutual one cannot suffer without
seriously affecting the other
Parmers Agreement v
We the undersigned farmershave
carefully read the proposition sub
mitted by the merchants and busi
ness men of Clarksville and being
very desirous to settle the present
iContliroed on Firth Tasej
A Tobacco Farm
I wish to sell my farm known as
Ouba It contains 117 acres of land
that is under good fence and finely
watered Is located along the west bank
of Big West Fork Creek nine miles south
of Pembroke Zy one mile from West
Fork where there is a Mill School
Church Store and Shop Mail route at
the gate Phone in the house and with
in 3 miles of a pike that is being built
Has 25 acres of
Heavy Oak Timber
two good tenant houses an 18 acre to
bacco barn good stable and two good
cisterns This is one of the most desir
able farms in the Black Patch This
creek soil produces our finest types of
Regie tobacco Price 35 per acre
Terms to suit purchasers convenience
Chas B Barker
Pembroke Ky

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