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Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Thursday, August 1, 1912.
OT FIGHT IN
IN THE JAIL
PETITION FILED FOR VOTE
ON LIQUOR OCTOBER 2.
Signed By 25 Percent of The Voters In Each Precinct And
Will Be Heard By County Judge Monday.
Sizzlto Cawpaign Waged For
Congressional Honor By Dem
ocrats in Western Kentucky v
CANDIDATES IN HOMESTRETCH
Jake Corbett Only One In Quar
tet Who Has Not Grown
Paducah, Ky., July 31. Only two
more days remain before one- of
the hottest campaigns in v7estern
neuiucKy win oe cioseu huu ui
Democrats will select a nominee to
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succeed unitea states aenaior-eieci
Ollie M. James, of Crittenden, as a
mumhar nf tha TTnMBA rf Rpnrflapil.
twtves, ine ciose win oe at me
The quartet of candidates have
made things hum for several weeks,
and this is the homestretch that the
candidates have turned into. Three
of the candidates are closely bunched,
while, the fourth is limping behind,
but is enjoying the race and may
prove a factor by pulling down one
of the trio.
Alben W. Barkley. of McCracken;
Denny P. Smith, of Trigg, and John
Ysfc Hendrick, of McCracken are clow
lyrlmnched and fighting it out neck
and neck to pass under the wire.
Jake Corbett, of Ballard, is behind
but is the wit of the quartet on the
stump, and gets many laughs from
the audience while his three rivals
engage in a red-hot debate filled
with charges against each other.
FIRST IN FiELD.' '
A few weeks ago thV 'mainly' of
political leaders concedeJ . the uoai
iition to Judge Barkley. He was
first in the field, and has been work
ing on his fences for several years.
He was the only candidate in the
withdrew suddenly. Barkley is a
young man, but an experienced
campaigner and a hard man to de
featon the stump. He .has a pro
gressive platform that has been lam
basted rather nftd but he is still in
the running and is'rated as one of
Towards the close of the fray Den
ny Smith has come to the front with
a leap. He has the backing of the
state Administration, and is said io
be plentifully supplied with money.
A number of State employes have
invaded the First district this 'week,
and are pulling mighty hard for
Smith. Smith may pull into second
place because of the spurt, but his
friends contend that he will finish
Johq K Hendrick, recognized as
one of the ablest men in western
Kentucky, is an unknown quantity,
He is popular and although he got a
late start, his friends claim that he
will win. While Hendrick has not
waged as vigorous a campaign as
hia,younger rivals he is decidedly in
CORBETT IS POPULAR.
Corbett of Ballard will carry his
home county, but he is not conceded
a large vote in any of the other coun
ties, He is popular and everywhere
hailed as a good fellow. Like all
Eoliticians, Col. Corbett has the
nack of being optimistic, and feels
certain of his nomination.
Graves county, which has the big
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battlegtound. it la a barn ley strong
held, but Hendrick claims to have
rflde big inroads. Barkley, his
friends claim, will surprise Denny
Smith by invading his territory a
bcJp the rivers and may pull Lyon
anq "Caldwell counties. However,
Lyon is more certain to be in the
Barkley column than 'Caldwell,
It id the time for the Congressman
to be elected west of the Tennessee
and Cumberland rivers as Con
eisee and Cumberland rivers as
, T An at- .ftn
nvers. . ,
Charles Ferguson, of Livingstoa,
is the Republican nominee for Con
frees, but has not much fchanee to
e elected in the Gibraltar of Democracy,
Remember The Election Will
Be Held On Next Saturday.
The first primary to be held in
Kentucky under the new state pri
mary law will be held next Satuday,
Under the law all primaries here
after must be held on the first Sat
urday in August and all parties must
hnld their primaries on the same
. This year only the Democratic
Party will hold a primary, no other
party having a candidate out.
In tnis county the only candidate
to be voted for js A. 0. Stanley, who
is running for the democratic nomi
nation for congress. He has no op
In Pembroke magisterial district
the democrats will nominate a can
didate for magistrate. There are
two candidates for the 4 precincts.
Remember the election will be
held Saturday, August 3d. It will
be held at the usual voting places in
each precinct. The polls will be
opened at 6 o'clock a. m. and will re
main open until 4 p. m., just as in
OLD POINT COMFORT.
Trip To the Atlantic Coast
Next Tuesday. .
While the rulajppw rate excur
sion to the seashores wi)l not be run
this year, the popular C, & 0. rpij
road offers yery low rates frpni
Louisville to No.rfojk, Va,, and ''r
t'irnj thedajea beiijjr.Aug.''GMd.o
arid, Sept-and J.7.' The around, iti
to Norfolk, is $19 and to Richmond
$18, return limit 29 days. As many
from this section desire to spend
some time with relatives in Virginia,
the long return limit of ticket will
prove an attractive feature, aside
fom the exceedingly low fare, and
a number will take advantage of
tame during the season. On next
Tuesday, Aug. 6, several from this
place and others in this section will
leave on the trip and some who can
not go just yet will depart on the
20th, while a few will wait until the
September dates. Those who con
template going Aug. 6, should write
K. E. Parsons. D. P. A. C. & 0. Ry.,
Louisville, if they desire space re
served in the Pullmans, or communi
cate with T. E. Bartley, Hopkins
ville, Ky., at once, as the time i3
now very short, before leaving on
this most delightful summer outing.
Given By Third Regiment Band
Lebkuecher and his band have
been treating the Annistonians to a
music fest and the following from
the Louisville Times' correspondent
in Tuesday's edition shows that the
people of that town appreciate one
of the best musical organizations of
Noble street was crowded for sev
eral squares last night when the
Third Kentucky Regiment Band of
Hopkinsville, gave a concert from
the balcony of the Alabama, the
city's principal hotel,
MR. MASON'S WILL.
Left AH His Property To His
The will of the late Peter P. Ma
son was probated Saturday. Ho be
queathed, his property of every
character to his niece, Mrs. Same B.
Stewart, wife of Sidney Stewart,
with whom he bad resided for the
past two years. Mr. Stewart was
named as executor, without bond.
The instrument was signed Febru
ary 20, 1912.
About 11.30 Tuesday night attor
neys for the prohibition advocates
lodged with County Judge Walter
Knight a petition from each of the
32 precincts of Christian county, ask
ing for a vote under the unit law in
the entire county on Oct. 2.- Yes
terday morning the petition was
filed with County Clerk Stowe and
attorneys for the anti-prohibitionists
were engaged yesterday in copying
the petitions in such precincts as
they expect to raise a question of
legality. The law requires 25 per
cent, of the votes cast at the last
general election. The vote last year
I LOCAL PARAGRAPHS j
Charlie Ducker, who is still living
on the property purchased from him
by the Government, said Tuesday
that it might be two years yet be
fore the buildings will have to be
moved. It looks like Mr. Ducker
may be right in his guess.
August was named for .Augustus
Caesar. Primitive Romans called it
Saxtilis, because it was the sixth
month of their year, March being
the first month.
Your friend, W. T. Cooper, cer
tainly has the balance of them beat
en, if not a whole block, his part of
it, when it comes td putting down a
Wonder if the builders of the big
office buH.dipg won't have a public
laying of the corner stone? They
ought to. It would be "mighty .nice"
in. 2012 for people to have a chance
to find out what Hopkinsville is now
and compare it with what it will be
Two carloads of polished marble
were received by the Forbes Manu
facturing Co. Tuesday to he used in
the construction of McLean College.
Just think of it only five more
months, and old 1912 getrf off the
calendar forever and forever.
Co. D's. annual ten days of mixtd ;
fun and military duty is about over
and the boys will again get down to
If your dog tax is not paid you
must disown him or pay a fine of $5.
How many dogs ure worth the tax
can only be told by the books of the
Likely To Be Made For Viola
tions Of Dog License Or
dinance. The police court for the next ten
days will be the busiest place in Hop
kinsville. About 500 dog owners
who haven't bought dog tags for
1912 will be summoned into court
under the ordinance imposing a fine,
Only about 100 of the 600 dogs in
town have been licensed. The tax
is $1.00 and bears no relation to .the
Initiate a Large Number
The Royal Order of Lions have re
ceived their charter and they held
their first meeting Tuesday night
under its authority.
Several members were added to
the role last Tuesday night and a
large class was received into mem
bership at the last meeting which
will run it up to about one hundred.
The meetings are, for the present
held in the Odd Fallows' hall.
, Children Ory
j for Governor was 6468 for the two
(leading candidates and about 6600 in
alb This'makes it'necessary to have
at least 1650 names, or from 30 to
96 in .each' precinct.
Ths.petition will be passed upon
by Judge Knight Monday and if it is
short of legal requirements it can be
withdrawn and again submitted, but
not for a date earlier than Dec 3.
Oct. 2 is the latest date before the
Novembervelection that an election
can be called for.
Judge W. T. Fowler represents
i the petitioners, while the anti-prohi-,
bitioDists have retained attorneys to
Chief of Police. It is not presumed
that he had to buy a new book this
A man remarked the other day
that he believed a hundred men
could be found in Hopkinsville who
wjuld be willing to make a trip in
Judge Prowse's flying machine.
A year ago today the Moguls per
centage was 800 and Clarkeville's
was only 400. But "how things have
changed." A year ago today Com
pany D. had just returned from
Camp O'Rear, near Louisville. But
"how things have, changed," for
Judge O'Rear, who was then a Bul
ly Republican; but is now a Bull
The contractor began putting' in
thet;fciundation of the new moving
picture, mlilding last Tuesday morn
ing. The Courier-Journal of Tuesday
devoted a third of a column editorial
to the black-birds, and wound up by
saying "There are more black-birds
than ever before, but they simply
have migrated to Kentucky." Yes,
and have-located in nopkinsville and
Christian county. The flying ma
chine frightened them a little at
first, but they got used to it before
the aviation was over.
There has never been a word re
ceived by Postmaster Williamson
from the Gove rnor about
the house on its property be
ing vacated. Nobody has "a tip"
as to how soon the Government will
begin work in
Skull and Victim Died In An
Mrs. Annie Churchman, of Hop
kins county, died at .the Western
Asylum as a result of injuries sus
tained by .a fall. She accidentally
fell from the third floor and her
skull was fractured, death resulting
in about an hour. Mrs. Churchman
wis thirty-five years old. She was
received at the asylum nino years
ago for treatment for insanity. The
interment took place in the esylum
Judson Bailey and Miss Melly Ra
leigh, of Graves county, eloped and
were married Tuesday.
Mr. Chas. W. Moss, of El Paso,
Tex., and Miss Henriett Hatfield, of
Paducah, were married yesterday,
The Ricketts farm of 800 acres,
2i miles from Gracey. Long term.
Best improved farm in Trigg coun
ty, 0m hundred acres in new clov
er. See Dr. Edwards, Hopkinsville,'
First Of Three Games Will Be
Played With Indians This
The Moguls will return home to
day for threa more games with Pa
ducah. In recent games the weak
ened team has undergone many
shifts and changes in the line up and
is now about as folhws:
Taylor lb L;
Brown rf !
Bachman If '
Yon, Renner, Hassell and Pearson,
Called Under the Auspices of
the Business Men's
A meeting will be held Monday,
Aug. 5, to organize a County Crop
Improvement Association. Its ob
jects are to bring about the coopera
tion of all interests in Christian
county. It is recommended that a
meeting be held, to which shall be
invited all organizations interested
in the development of the county,
including commercial clubs, farmers'
institutes, granges, farmers' unionB,
breeders' organizations, etc.; also all
persons interested, whether belong
ing to any organization or not, in
eluding 'farmers bankers, merch
antsmiljersi manufacturers, grain
buyers, 'land owners, county and
city officers, etc. The general pur
pose of this meeting shall be to form
an organization whose object shall
be to obtain better returns from the
farm and general improvement of
rural conditionsrby the organization
of a County Crop Improvement As
sociation. This meeting may auth
orize some existing organization to
undertake the work or may form an
independent organization to re
known as the Christian County Crop
Improvement Association, which
may make its own conditions and by
hws. A special provision shall be
made in the constitution and by-laws
of the Hopkinsville Business Men's
Association permitting all persons to
join the Agricultural Section at a
Negro Girl To Die.
There seems to be no prospect
that Governor Mann will interfere
with the electrocution on Friday
morning of this week of Virginia
Christian, the negro girl who will be
the first woman to die in the elec
tric chair in this state Virginia
Christian, who is only eighteen years
old, in March last at Hampton,
cruelly murdered Mrs. Belote, an
aged white woman.
Girl's 'Body Found.
The body of the young woman
found Sunday afternoon in Du Bois
Creek, near Catskill, N. Y., was
identified late Monday as that of
Miss Dorcus I. Snodgrass, a nurse,
who has been missing from the home
of her Bister in Mount Vernon since
Dr. Troutman Dead.
Dr. J; S, Troutman, of Paducah,
who was received at the Western
Asylum about two weeks ago for
treatment, died of paresis Tuesday.
He was 48 years old and a native of
Indiana. The body was Bhipped to
CASTOR I A
Por Infants and Children.
Tin KM YwHiyi Always Bwckt
Charged With The Murder o
Another Negro Last
Sheriff Johnson went to Howelf
Monday afternoon and arrested Ben
Herrin. charged with the murder ol
Frank Hendrick Sunday, near Gar-
rettsburg. Be also brought in Buc
Radford, another negro, who Her
rin at first said was present and did;
the shooting. Examination was
waved by Herrin and he is in iailL
Radford will be the principal wit
RACE FOR DOLLARS
Five Years of Fair Dealing
Compels the Roseborougk
Co. to Enlarge..
The run for dollars is not always- "
won by the swift, as we are told in -holy
writ. Something besides hurry
and push is necessary. A man start- -
ing out in business must know in
these days of close competition that
a sale today either makes a sale- to
morrow or' it kills one. The man
who misrepresents goods is doomed
to ultimate failure. No one can fool
everybody all the time. The manor
firm that has the nerve to begia
business in town where competi
tion is clpse and energetic men arer
continually on the qui vive, must
measure up to the requirements- ofT
purchasing humanity. In other
words, he mUBtbe "straight.'
Five years ago when young Irvnigr
Roseborouh came here from Claris
ville and lopked over the field hi
aw a good opening for business-ansl
assoonas" practicablehe openeda storec
where men of the more dressy classs.
could be furnished with the latest .
and best in furnishing goods. They
at once realized that they got what
they paid for Roseborough's word
was behind the sale, and that was.
what caused his business to increase
from month to month.
Today the Irving Roseborougfr
Company (incorporated) stands ic.
the forefront of the haberdasher
business in Hopkinsville. So greatly
has the business increased that they
find it necessary to enlarge their
store room. Carpenters began Tues
dry taking out the stairway prepar
atory to putting in a new front
The interior of the room will be re
modeled and finished in the most at
tractive style. Mr. Roseborough
tells us that when the workmen have
carried out the designs furnished he
will have a house that will compare
favorable with any of its kind any
where, perfectly up to date in every
way. But he intends offering a bid
for larger trade, and in order to se
cure it he will not only add largely
to the different lines of goods he
now carries, but will put in a new
and complete stock of goods he has
not heretofore handled.
REAL ESTATE DEALS.
Capt. Chapman Buys Homer,,
and Mrs. Hooser Buys Twq
During the month of July there
were several transactions in county
real estate. Among other transfers
of city property was that or
Mrs. P, C. Richardson to- Capt,
A. G, Chapman of a new 'cottage o
South Virginia street, No. 153T. acs
joining the property of Jameth 0
Cook. The transfer was made-
Two cottages on South Viremi
strtet were Bold by Mrs. Minnie D.
McCarley, of Pembroke, to Airs. El
va P. Hooser. on the 20 h and 25th
of July, One of the cottages is sit
uated on the East side and the other
on the West side, near the railroad
b'idge at Eighteenth Btreet.