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Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Tuesday, December 10, 1912.
JN'o 146
litorial Comment
TiwI A f n U.11a Ana n (tin
Democratic members ot tha Stato
B ard of Control, Is a candidate for
re-appointment. "His term expires
January 1st. Judge Wells has filled
the position moat acceptably forfoflr
years and haS proven to bo one of
the ihiost efficient men ever in the
DonJton. He has., been a leader in
many of the reforms and improve
ments in the eleemosynary institu
. a m . - . rrtr
'uona ot tne state, xne re-appoint-
ment pf Judgu Wells would give
very ceneral satisfaction to all who
believe in the endorsements a faith
f ul public servant's record in office.
At a poultry show in La Crosse,
Wis,, a hen belonging to L. C. Dan
ville, valued by him at $2,000, swal
lowed a $200 ruby dropped from t
ring on the finger of Chas. V. Keel
er. of Winamac. Ind. Keeler re
fused an offer of $400 and the gem
is t . l the hen's cruw.
The discovery by Dr. F. F, Frieti-
mann, of Berlin, of a tuberculosis se
rum that is a Cure for the disease in
albpccept the last Btages, has been
accepted as a fact after exhaustive
experiments by scientists. It is
heralded as one of the greatest dis
coveries in history.
A Kansas -man has escaped
bigamy conviction upon the ground
that his first wife was his first cous
in and not his legal wife under the
Kansas law. The court, however,
requires nun iu uruviut: iur u tuuu
oi the union.
TCfc'Spects for a satisfactory ana
reasonably rapid settlement of the
Balkan war and other complications
in the European situation are now in
sicht. according to London dis
patches. The peace delegates will
meet in London next Friday.
Nearly 2.000,000' cases of cold
storage eggs were thrown on tne
Chicago market last week and. the
price dropped -from 24 to 49 cents a
deed!. They were sold at a loss to
specvaators. who went against a shell
They lynched another negro in
Alabama the other day, for murder
ing a white man named B. B. Bush,
whose name we recall as that of a
voter ina Democratic primary
.HopfiS county some years ago.
A judge at Twin Falls, Idaho, ad-
. journed court for th? lady jurors in
. 1 1.1 I.- - ,1
in the afternoon and brought in a
t verdict.
' Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, the
woman suffrage leader, says women
should do the sensible thing and
quit .wearing hobble-skirts from
France and put on trousers like! men.
Congressman Ben Johneon has in-
t troduqed a"bill authorizing the Gov
ernment to take over the Lincoln
Home and. create, a
ment filnAd for its mainjenanca
$50,000 endow-
There are wives and wives. An
-Alabama wife ciapped her handa
with dellgTH wjhen her husband was
giyren a death sentence.
ormer congressman JJayia u.
Smith, of the Fourth District, has '
announced his candidacy for United
States Senator.
Hopkinsville Men Who Have
Risen to Distinction in
Some Have Chosen Political
Careers With Equal
Again Being Planned For
Ninth Street West of
- Almost without .exception every
man who (n the past 40 or more
years trua gone to Louisville has
made good No matter what busi
ness they embarked in they pushed
right on to success. We mention
just a few instances: Wiley B.
Mathews, a contractor and builder,
who one would not have supposed to
know anything about tobacco and
how to handle it, died a millionaire
every dollar of it, presumably, made
in dealing in the weed. He has sons
now in the business.
Col, James F. Buckner, another
one of our citizens, took up his resi
dence in the Falls City about the
same. time as did Mr. Mathews. He
pulled a rich plum from the Govern
ment in the shapo of Collector 6f In
ternal Revenue. Col. Buckner's ca
reer as a government officer was ope
of remarkable straightforwardness,
efficiency and honesty. There was
but one ripple of disturbance during
his term of office, his cashier de
faulting for several thousand dollars,
but Col. Buckner made good the loss
and' he was afterward reimbursed
by the Government. .
His younger son, James F. Buck
ner, Jr., was a small boy when his
father went to Louisville. After
the Louisville Board of Trade was
organized the young man was made
its manager and has continued in
that position up to the present time.
He is a man of unusual executive
ability and there is not a like organ
ization' in the United States that has
a better man at its head.
James S. Phelps was another man
that forged to the front in the to
bacco business in Louisville. For
many years he and his oldest .son,
John Phelps, operated one of the
largest tobacco warehouses in the
Dr. J. E. Stnne in conjunction
with Mr. L. H. Davis is again plan
ning to erect an office building1 on
Ninth street," west of ,the First Na
tional Bank. Since the Pennyroyal
building is to be turned into a hotel,
larger plans are being made and the
proposed building may be five stories
high. There isagreat need for one
or more such b'ufldings in the busi
ness district and the vacant Ander
son & Co. lot on Main street would
bo an ideal location for a sky-scrap
him a rich tol many and many times
And whac about A. G. Caruth?
He dame here after graduating from
law school and hung out his Bhingle
for the practice of his profession.
He was a sociable, liberal-hearted
young fellow and soon won on envi
able position at the bar, developed
into a splendid speaker dabbled in
politics and got into the newspaper
business. Not long after this he got
into a controversy with a rival edi
tor which culminated in Caruth send
ing his rival a challenge to fight a
duel with weapons of his own choos
ing. The duel was never fought.
Hopkinsville has always claimed
Caruth as a by-product, though he re-'
turned to Louisville and remained
there until his death not many years
ago. It must have been that Caruth
got nis start' here; tor no, sooner
had he settled down in Louisville
than his diversified talent began to
raanifieat itself. He got into poli
tics, was Commonwealth's Attorney
for two terms,, took in a Judgeship
for a term or so and finally won his
way to Congress.
Before putting the brakes to this
reminiscent sketch- of the achieve
ments of only a few of the many
Hopkinsville people who have ' and
now compose the Hopkinsville colony
in Louisville we must speak of the
probability of Laban Phelps, one of
the sons of James S. Phelps, the to-
baccoist heretofore referred to.
Laban, like Ptites, comes, of a family
Except To" Fill One Vacancy
1 Orf The Fire Depart-
Charlie Vaughan Was Re-elected
As' jYork House Keeper
VFor 1913.
city, and for a long period they con- ,whofe mfn t0 BT eXtent' Qr.e f a
California's electoral vote will be
divided, 11 'going to Roosevelt and
2,Vo Wilson. This is final and official.,.
L 'Col. Roosevelt has declined to per
bjpjt fete name to he used for Mayor
Hr,New York,
7 '
Leytafcton will start out its com-
misapn rorm ot government Janu
ary 1st.
The Balkan Conference-will meet
KyLondou Friday, the 13th.
Denmark is preparing to grant
Mull franchise to women.
CFy, Ear, Nose and Throat)
ducted their business with such suc
cess that when the ' time came for
retiring they found it a job to do so,
as their old patrons kept'applying to
them to handle their crops.
John C. Durrett, who quit the dry
goods business here, went to Louis
ville and got into the tobacco busi
ness "with both feet" and there he
stayed for many years. Though the
great cyclone on the night of March
27th, 1890. swept his large ware
house from the face of the earth,
excepting the foundation, he rebuilt
and kept right along, until he had
made "a barrel." Then he bought a
arge. farm and bade good-by . to
Louisville, so far as business was
i concerned.
John Stites, one of the foremost
mun in business circles of Louisville,
left here a good many years ago, but
not so far back as those mentioned
above. His success has been phen
omenal. Louisville has honored him
in many ways and today he is rg
nized as one of the best of financiers
in the city. Born and raised to
manhood on a farm only a few miles
north of HopKinsvilJe, it eeems a
little strange that, after leaving the
farm and starting out in life, he
should choose to assume a place in
the metropolis of the State whore
judicious handling of elusive dollars j
should engross his deepest thought, 1
but it is presumed that an inherited
judicial nature was the real key to
his remarkable success among men
used to city life.- There is not a man
in Louisville today who stands high
er in the estimation of all classes
than, the North Christian farmer
who took' what is called here a hand-
ome fortune to Louisville and threw
it into the financial mill that yielded
legal turn of mind. He got hidt edu
cation in Louisville. After becom
ing a member of the bar and,
though sticking to hia profession he
took political fever and hasn't re
covered from it yet. He has served
In the Legislature with distinction
and has been honored in many ways
by the people of Louisville. And
now it is probable that the very high
est honor within the gift of the peo
ple is to be conferred upon him. he
may be the next Mayor of Louisville,
judg'ng from what the Louisville
papers say of him. Be it so. He
has Hopkinsville blood in his ' veins,
Hopkinsville progressivenesa in his
make up, and. Hopkinsville ambition
leading him on, andhere's to him!
In recent years Baylor Hic,kman has
caKen nis place among tne leading
and successful business men of The
city and we also claitri Dr. E. L.
Powell, who began his career as a
great preacher in this city.
Call On Locleople To Donate
A librnry for the bepefit of the
inmates of the prison at Eddyville is
to be opened the latter part of thi3
month. Mrp. E. P. Fears, cf this
city, who is now actively engaged in
prison work, caUa upon our people
to contribute two or three volume;.
Anyone desiring to donate some of
the'books laid aside in their homes
should communicate with Mrs Fears.
Warden Chilton and the. other offici
als of the prison cordially invite,
thote who can to be prwant at the
The Council' met Friday night and
transacted-thg usual routine busi
ness. Reports from the various de
partments were received.
The budget for November $329.54 J
the semi-annual water bill $2,505 and
a refund on taxes to Jno. S. Bryan
$15 were claims allowed.
The Mayor was authorized to
make a nOte of $5,000 for 30 days,
the acceptance, of the last batch of
High School. bonds having been post
poned until after January 1.
Two damage suits of $10,000 each,
by W, T. Tandy and W. T. Cooper.
against thecity, were reported and
referred to the legal department.
The Mayojr was authorized to ap
point a committee to show a com
mittee frurn Bowling Green the
abattoir used by the local butchers
one day this.week.
The following committee of offi
rials and citizens was named: City
Health Officer J. W Harned. City
Attorney W. H. Southall, Council
men R. L. Bradley and W. H. Drap
er and Dr. W. A. Lackey and Nick
An elctionv.wus gone into to elect
officers whose-terms are for one year
and the following were elected. All
old officers were re elected except
thaHC. H. Keach was elected a po
liceman in place of M-. W. Merntr,
who is under sespension, and E. P.
Foars, assistant chief, was elected
chief of the Fire Department vice
E. H. Hester, resigned, and Jermnn
Johnson was elected to tho vacancy
in the department.
Garland Jones Sergeant; Amos
Haydon, A. W. Witherspoon, W. D
Carter, D. L. Mitchell, W. E. Shank
lin, J. A. Barnett, Geo. W. Walker,
B. F. Hadden, K. HKeash.
E P. Fears, chief, E. S,
J. A. East, JohnLawson, Clay
ell. . .
W. H. Hester,vJ. D. Thompson,
Richard Boyd, W; B. Turner, John
Hines, W. B. Guthrie, Herman John
Charles Vaughan was re-elected
Work House Keeper, his salary be
ing: fixed at $-30 a month and 50 cents
a day for Work House prisoners and
20 cents a meal for Lock-up prison
ers, an increase of 0 cents a day
for lock-up prisoners, over the old
Cold Snap Put ' Stop To Strip
ping and Delivering.
Two of the loose-floor houses sold
tobacco yesterday. Tho combined
salest J. P. Thompson & Co's. and
M. I& Tundy & Co's. aggregated
onlyTibouc 40,000 pouud?. The
quality was generally low, but pricea
were a little higher, than last week,
Tho numbBr of buyers on the boards
was about .the sutne'us last week.
Tho sudden droD of tho temnura-
, . . T
ture SaturaaicontintiiiiL' un to ves-
teraayteve'nifflr, caused a cessation
otatjrflpintran'd delivering.
stm At it:
President Tafjt has iasufd another
civij service ortjer, putting 20,000
mfJgj of the navy yqrda under
the'cifPservice. Ho 1s (tpined
to leara ta. Democjts a wJI picked
All Ladies 25c Vests and Pants
All Ladies' 50c Union Suits
All Men's Heavy Fleeced Shirts and
Drawers, prices 50c, for.
All Men's Heavy Balbriggan Shirts and
israwers, prices sue, lor.
All Men's Natural Wool Shirts and Drawers, ( M
price $1.50, for Pl.W
All Men's Heavy Weight Balbriggan Shirts QEn
and Pants, price $1.00, for
Main Street,
Hopkinsville, Ky.
. This year, we have
made a special ef
fort to buy things
that will be appro
priate and useful
for his present , .
Bath Robes
Smoking Jackets
Tyrolean House
Linen Handker
Socks and Ties
(To Match in Holiday Boxe?)
Kid Gloves
Fur Lined Gloves
Fur Gauntlets
Fur Neck Pieces
Fur Caps .
Visit our store before you buy we
will be glad to show you. ....... '.
REMEMBER Any purchase made,
- . -
if not satisfactory, we cheerfully re
fund the money,
, 1
IrvingRosborough 60,

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