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HorrowrviLL, Kentucky, Saturday, January 18, 1913.
No 8
The bluest veteran of the civil
The bisraest veteran of the civil
War died this week In Saranac, N.
Y. He weighed 479 pounds.
A Nw York professor hM taken
the bankrupt law to avoid paying a
i. ,$50,000 breech cf promise judg
Wm. Alden Smith,of Michigan
and W. E. Borah, of Idaho, escaped
the kmdeUde Iaet year and will go
back to the Senate.
Thofi J. Walsh. Montana and
Cbaa. S. Thomas and John F. Shn-
forth, of Colorado, are hree sew
Democratic Senators.
Remember the precinct conven
tkfos this afternoon at 2 . o'clock, at
all votiner Dlaces to reorganize the
iVDemocratlc committee.
The deadlocks in the election of
United States Senators from Idaho,
New Hampshire and West Virginia
were not broken Thursday.
In a letter to comm'tfee chai-men,
the Secretary of tbe . Interior urges
that the usual inauguration ball be
displaced by a popular reception.
A Rockport, Ind' , butcher, a city
councilman, has mysteriously diaap
peared. He may have gone up in
an airship with the price of meats.
The production of coal in Ken
tucky during 1911 was 13,706,880
short tons, or 2.8 per cent of the
total production of the United
The Beckham-O'Rear faction of
tne United American Insurance Co.,
won all of the offices in the annual
election, E. E. Wash, of Cadiz, is
one of the directors chosen.
Jack JShnson, the negro pugilist,
wa? arrested at Battle Creek headed
)r Canada and brought back to
hicaao. The offenses for which he
i3 under bond are not extraditable
aril the authorites wfll take no
chances on letting him get away.
Sweetland Indicted.,
E. R. Sweetland, athletic director
at State University, and hve stud
ents Were indicted Thursday at LexT
ington for the alleged intimidation
and imprisonment of R. S. Webb,
former assistant football coach.
Mr. Sweetland was acquitted of using
abusive language to Webb, follow
ing which he resigned as athletic
director, and Prof. Barker, accepted
the resignation and has designated
Prof. J. J. Tigert to act in his stead.
Proposition To Establish One
For Crofton Won Tuesday.
The Graded School proposition in
Crofton earned 'Tuesday in a hot
e'ection by a majority of 83 votes.
..There were 148 votes 'for and 115
against the proposition.
The following trustees were elect
ed: L. D. Burkbolder, D T. Cranor,
C. M. Gray, T. L. Jones and E W,
Pratt, Sr.
The contest was a hard foughtone
and the people of Crofton are te be
congratulated on their wisdom in
taking this advance step. , ,
For Bud Word, Convicted of
In a dee Man handed down by the
Kentucky Court of Appeals lent
Wednesday Bud Word, the negro
coavfeted'of manslaughter in thin
couaty last summer, was granted a
saw ttlajjon the grounds that im
pevr teatimeW had bean admitted
in tbe trial of the eaae before Judge
Haabnry. Word's victim was a col
ored man by the name of Jim White.
WoW fossfved aa taterdatarminato
senteaaa af awe ta iwsnty-one years.,
lira. Mary UoaaeOfrvea, at Mas
kogae, Oitee ts risssMf Mm, H. C.
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The EhminiiX Trial Of Officer
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K. II. Ketch Wis Held
Synopsis Of Testimony Given
By The Pfincpal
More than usual interest was at
tached, to the examining trial of po
liceman K. H. Keach on the charge
of raanelaugther, which was called
by Judge Walter, Knight last Thurs-
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any morning. s great Wu8
crowd that the examination had to
be held in the Circuit Court room.
The room was about three-fourths
full, the colored population slightly
Eph Gunn, a well known colored.
man, was shot by the officer
a little before' six o'clock -Saturday
night, last.
The prosecution was conducted by
county Attorney John C. Duffy.
The defense was represented by at
torneys Judge C. H. Bush and G. W.
Southall. The prosecution called as
witnesses: Capt. John R. Green,
Attorney John B. Russell,. W H.
Forbes, Capt. AG. Chapman Sol
Mayes, Mary Byars, Sandy Cunning
ham and deputy Circuit Clerk,jeorge
Lackey. Tbe defense called aa wit
nesses: T. S, Winfree, David Mer-
ritt, George 'Merritt, Dr. Perkins.
George WalkeivJames Cliborne, W.
D. Carter and George Bradley.
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. ine nrst witness examined was
Capt. John R. Green, who stated
that he was on his Southern porch at
the time of the shooting. While in
his sitting room he was told by a
member of his famify that "it was
stilljaining" and he arose and went
out on the porch. Jusf; after going
out he heard loud talking across the
street at the intersection of Main and
Fourteenth streets. It was a very
dark night, said Capt. Green, and
the 6rc street light was so poor, if it
shone at all, that he could not tell
who the men were or whether they
were white or black. The talking
became more earnest and louder and,
in a few minutes he heard a pistol
shot. Then everything was quiet
and taking a circuitous route across
Main street to avoid deep water, he
reached the corner and found a man
he supposed dead lying prone on the
. Before the shot was heard he could
distinguish very few words that the
men said. He heard one of them say
very distinctly, "I am on my way
home. Let me go home I am going
home right away." Then he heard
the other man say, "You are going
with me," Then the first speaker
said, "No I am not going with you
Capt. Green said the pightwas so
intensely dark that if anyone had
used a "billie" or if there was a
scuffle he could notrsee it.
When he reached the man who
was shot he asked the other question,
'Did you' shoot that man?" The
anbwar was, "Yes." Capt. Green
asked why he did it. whan Keach
(who was unknown to him) replied
"I had te shoot him to protect my'
self. I want to give myself up."
Capt. Green then had George
Lackey, who had come aa', to go to
his (Green's) house and call Dr. Per
kins and than the police.
Will Forbes was next called, bat
being "at the grocery, he knew noth
ing a boil t it," He was excused.
Capt. A. G. Chapman was called.
Ha heard talking across the street
but paid really no afteaWon to it un
til the tanas of tha voices were pitch
ed on a fonder and mora emahaik
hay. Taaa ha Mateaid more intently
eat the easy ward ha positively
thscahwwas "home." Then qulek
keama to Ms taw nat madia
like a aaarfoVseUy slenalng another
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Committee Had Most Enthusl?
asfiV. IVfpflfintf Thiirsrlav J
One of the most'active men on t&a
cimimiueu soliciting SUDSCriptlOM
for the Pennyroyal Fair stated that
the meeting held last Thursday was
one of the best attended and moai
enthusiastic ytffc-. held. The arnt
yet to be secured in he wav of sufa
acriptions te only $2,500 and there- is
no reason why that amount shouW
not be easily procured ,by the time
the committee-meets orf the 4th day
of February. '
Christian county needs the fair.
The farmers win be the real bene-'
ficiaries. To keep up with the p'ror
gross of the time we must have If.
If other counties, Jess progressive
than Christian, have found them
profitable in every way why should
not our own county? The farmers
owe it to- themselves to make the
fair a go. If the county will dn its
part the city will do its part. Can
anybody successfully disprove th?
-u.ve uasertlon.?
in the face, and then a p.isto shot ,
He could not, see who the men were
or what they were doing. He did
not know Keach when he saw him
on the streets, and that night did
not know the defendant was an of
ficer. When he reached the fallen
man the other wa&bending "over him,
asr he supposed to examine him.
John B. Russell examined. He
was at Mr. Tom Jones' corner (one
square North) when he heard a pi:
tol shot. He went in the direction
of the shot.Found that Capt. Chap
man, A. H. Eckels and others were
there. Had no acquaintance with
Keach. Did not see anything of a
policeman's "billie." He stooped
down and talked to Gunn. To hia
question, 'Eph, are you toing to
die?" the,reply was. "V arn about
done for." Mr. Russell stated to
the court. that . he. .had. reduced to
writing the statement of Gunn to
him before he left'. -
Constable- Thos.- S. Winfree, the
leading witness for the defense, ex
f 3 m , m . a
aminea. i was in iront oi tne resi
dence or mrs. ti. vy. Henderson.
Heard the two men talking. I had
my hat pulled down over my eyes.
The night was very dark. Saw Gunn
take the bijie from Keach and 'saw
tha billie raised, but could not tell
whether it was raised os if to strike
or whether it was upf rom the force of
jerking it away from the policeman
I took charge of Keach and brought
him down to the Judge's offi:e and
telephoned him and Mr. Duffy to
come down.
After hearing the other witnesses
Judge Bush and Attorney Southall
made their speeches in behalf of the
defendant. Court then adjourned
until after dinner, when County At
torney Duffy made his argument.
Judge Knight then held Keach over
to the February grand jury and de
manded a renewal of the $2,000
bond, which was complied with.
Following is the substance of the
statement made by Gann to County
Attorney Puffy last Sunday, which
has already been published:
He said lift was on his way to J.
E. Byar's residence after his wife to
take her home, when he was ap
proached by a man' who asked him
where he was. going and told him he
was drunk. He said he told the man
he was not drunk and he denied that
he seized the policeman's stick or
that he struck at him, and claimed
the shot quickly followed a blow
which he received on the head.
Gunn died 'Monday morning about
7 o'clock, His funeral, which was
largely attended,took place from the
Main street colored Baptist church,
of which he was an officer, Wednes
day afternoon.
Where's Kitty?
just at mis time Kitty wants a
corner" an some good plsyers
players that will draw, If she doesn't
corner tha market on good material
this year the league will be as dead
aa a eat that has lost tha last of
its nine Hvea. Feeale who say to
sea ball want aha game pteyed asiM
shoaid be, and whan a
haffy at tha manager and
heab ha fnt t?be turned leans. 1
Gives InterestinffAccount of
Work BeingjDone at
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DAVIS : hmoMl home.
Catalpa Trees For The "Davis
Highway WigArrive'Jn
. Sprijg.
The commisslon'appointed by the
Governor, of which Gen. Bennett H.
Young is chairman1,' is now at work
commencing the improvements. We
are building' a fieauti fill stone wall
3i feet high to enclose the 19 acres,
Sit. J Hi . '"'t'.'.
wnn uecoraiea memorial gates and
driveways. We are doing, this with
money appropriated Jby the last as
sembly. We have about $17,000
with which to commence the mem
orial monument to President Davis
and have beautiful plans to carry
out, and work will be begun in earn
est in tbe Spring. Good work is be
ing done on the Jefferson Davis
Highway from Mammoth Cave to
Hopkinsvi.lje. Much of the pike
from the Cave to Lincoln Park is
made, which when completed will
give a pike from Davis Park to Lin
coln Park; Gen Young pledges 50.
Q00 catalpa trees-for the roadway.
We will commence in April distribut
ing them from Hopkinsville to Fair-
view. When the young trees arrive
they will he given to the Magistrates
for disbeehution. They will be set
50 feet apart on a line each side of
the pike. When the trees get here
the residents along the-way will be
asked to send their wagons for them.
Both Christian and Todd counties
claim tbe honor of being the birth
place of Jefferson Davis. The fact
is that Jefferson Davis was born in
Christian county in 1807. At that
time Todd was Christian county,
afterwards cut off. The church
stands on the exact spot where the
house stood, at the edge of the Park.
Col. B. H. Young, Dr. E. S. Stew
art, Capt. S. A. Cunningham, Nash
ville, Capt. John H. Leathers, of
Louisville and Charles F. Jarrett, of
Hopkinsville, are tha Commissioner?,
We are getting contributions from
every Stale in the union North and
South, every day. Christian and
Todd counties have done nobly as
counties. We have seven hundred
Now, it is time to wake up. Pec-
pie are wanting to Know wnat we
doing. The Fiscal Courts will be
called on in the spring. We expect
at least $2'000 from each county
Let us see who will head the list.
Christian or Todd.
Individual subscriptions as sraal
as one dollar will be received by
Charles F. Jarrett and forwarded to
Capt. Leathers, treasurer, and a re
ceipt sent. We have had some gifts
from Federal soldiers, just as the
Lincoln Memorial had by Southern
soldiers. The war is over. We want
coming generations to see and know
what we thought of the great lead
If we accomplish what we hope
and aim tor now, in a few years
Fairview will be one of the show
places of the State and Hopkinsville
Will be tne gateway to tbe park. Lot
a a i . t i
every cuizeq,oi me county upnoid
the Fiscal Court in anything it may
give, and all get interested in the
planting of the trees.
Salmon "Don't Know."
btate Senator R. M. Salmon, of
Madisonville, who was in Frankfort
yesterday, dktjiot seem inclined to
discuss politics when seen at the
Seel bach Hotel last night. He ad
mitted finally that he does not know
whether he wUl announce again for
the seaatorahip. "Don't know," be
VnmjBgid. "but you can say that oaa Mmr
nets MmliiMre. if f ran I will w."
other probable candidates for the
Kills Himself Because He Is
Short Of Funds.
Clarksville, Tenn., January 15.
Thomas Harvey, a prominent tobac
conist, committed suicide at an early
hour yesterday by drinking poison.
Mr. Harvey for a few day3 past had
been low spirited, as he stated to
friends, because ho feared ho would
be unable to meet a premium soon
due on a insurance policy, Monday
afternoon he told two of his friends
that ho preferred death to a . failure
to . meet his payment and had
thought of killing himself. These
friends joked, over the affair and
left him late in the evening, believ
ing he would-think no more of the
matter. He retired for the night
and drank poison, which soon did
its work. Mr. Harvey was 72 yearB
old and had .been, a. resident of
Clarksville more than forty years.
being all the time in the tobacco
business, in which he made a orood
deal of money for many years. He
is aurvived by a wife and one son,
theBon being a resident of Coving
ton, Ky.
nomination from Hopkins and Chris
tian counties are Frank Rives, W.
R. HowelJ and John Bible, of Hop
kinsville. D. H. Kincheloe, who
has announced that he will run for
Congress in the event that Owsley
Stanley make3 the United States
senatorial race, supported Senator
Salmon in everything that the Sena
tor said. Mr. Kincheloe was in
Frankfort yesterday, casting the
Second District's electoral vote for
Woodrow Wilson. Both down-State
men will go home this morning.
Louisville Herald, January 14
Foul Play Suspected.
Earlington, Ky., Jan. 15 John
Newman, formerly a cook of this
city. WB3 found dead at Dam 48 near
Henderson, Ky.. Monday. It is sup
posed that he had met with foul
piay. wis Dody was almost unrec
onizable, as it had the appearance of
being burnt and had been eaten by
birds of prey. He moved from here
to Madisonville.
Chaage Against a Former Re
publican Office Holder.
Frankfort, Ky.,' Jan. 15. Lee A.
Hampton, deputy commissioner un
der former Insurance Commissioner
C. W. Bell, was indicted by the
grand jury here on five counts,
charging him with "unlawfully and
feloniously converting to his own
use, money belonging to the state of
Kentucky." Hampton i3 a nephew
of F, P. James, former state auditor,
who appointed him to the position
in the insurance department. The
indictmenis charge him with taking
Bums aggregating about $1,000. His
present whereabouts are unknown,
and it is believed he is out of the
Democratic House Sustains
President Taft's P. 0. Order.
Washington, Jan. 16 An attempt
to revoke President Taft's recent
order placing fourth-class post-mast
ers under tbe classified civil service
and to remove from classification
assistant postmasters and clerks in
first and second-class postoffices by
an amendment to the postoflke ap
propriation bill, failed in the house
Tuesdaj by 141 to 1Q8. The repub
licans voted practically solid against
the amendment and they were joined
by many democrats.
Park Fence Down.
The recent flood In Little River
ore down about 400 or 500 feet of
the high plank fence around tbe
Baseball park. Tbe fence was flat-
eoed out on tbe ground but was not
washed- away, Tbe damage was
dona to both aides in the bend of the
river. 4
Tobacco Pool May Be Held To
Be Farm Products
In Danger of Being Decided
Violation of the Anti
Trust Law.
Washington, Jan. 17. Until con
gress by special act exempts fron
the criminal restrictions of th&
Sherman law corners" in farm pro
ducts, like the Kentucky tobacco.
pools, lawyers in the Kentucky dele
gation here believe the poolers should
proceed with caution, They have
been studying the decision of the
sepreme court last Monday in the
Patten cotton corner case, and hav&
reached the conclusion that since
corners are commodities have been
declared a violation of the Sherman
law, the Kentucky Farmers had best
go slow.
The court specifically said that
corners purely in characters were
exempt from the provisions of the
Sherman law. Therefore, if the
Burley Pool in central Kentucky.
the Green River pool and dark to
bacco combinations entirely do away
with their connections in Ohio. In
diana and Tennessee, they have
nothing to fear, in the opinion of
In the meantime, alarmed by the
attitude of the supreme court, Rep
resentative J. C. Cantrill, author of
tobacco census act, will press his
bill specifically exempting farm pro
duce pools from the operations of
the criminal section of the Sherman
The bill provides that such pools
as the Kentucky growers combina
tion shall be free of the anti-trust
law oporation even when interstate.
Mr. Cantrill will ask the next Demo,
cratic caucus to indorse it, and after
he has pointed out what he consid
ers to be the peril of the farmers'
pool, he believes that the caucus wilt
rush his message through the house.
Senatar Bradley, if the house actp
soon, will be asked to pres3 the mats
ter in the senate.
To Be Appointed At Once For
This County.
S. W. Linebaugh. special agent of
the State Game and Fish Commis
sion, was in Hopkinsville this week
looking after matters connected
with that department and up to thi
time Christian county has had no
game warden, but one will be ap
pointed at once.
"There is as live and progressive
a lot of sportsmen in Hopkinsville
as anywhere in the State and Mr
Linebaugh says he fhids a strong:
sentiment in favor of game and fish
protoction and the rigid enforce
ment of the law," in speaking of the
matter to the Kentuckian. "I was
a little surprised to find, however,
that only five hunters' licenses had
been Issued for the present year in
this county. In other words, in all
of Christian onnnfv Mi ara na Kit
five persons who can hunt legally
except on their own or adjoining
It will be the duty of the warderr-
among other things to see that all
hunters have license. Violators of
this law are subject to a fine of S50
to $200, so it may be rather exnen.
sive to some of our Nimrods who
fail to buy a dollar license.
Denver Sails South,
The cruiser Dearer has ben
patched Acapuleo, Mexico, to pro-
lewfc Aiiaencaos UO& aa exoActftA
f ebal attack,

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