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Vol. jxxv'
NO 15
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Editorial Comment
PJim TWorp, the Indian athlete,
educated at Cirliek, Ims rone Into
professional lwebll mmI has 8incd
with the New York Gianta at $7,500
a acneon. Ttwpt has confessed to
haying: played a professional be
fiigeand hM returned the amateur
phiei won in the Marathon con
gest! Itityear.
John' Me Meloan, of Paris, Tenn ,
has juat gotten out of a Nashville
sanitarium, where ho was treated
for blood poison in his arm. He was
defeated by a "scratch" for assist
ant clerk of the Houso, but the
scratch that cused his trouble was a
slight one on his hand.
Secretary Wilson, of the Agricul
tural department, who has served
16 years, wants to hold on for a
dkie under President Wilson, to
bfMk all cabinet records by serving
under four Presidents,
ho oldest Wild goose in captivity,
caught 45 years ago and domestica
ted, has just died at Murfreesboro,
Tenn.. supposed to be 47 years old.
The old bird, a gander, had been
blind 5 years.
Dr. H. Littlefield, a homeopathic
physician and scientist of Seattle,
claims to have created life artificial
ly. His creation is an insect organ
ism of the octopus type.
A man playfully swinging a piece
of wire as he walked through an
electrical plant at Anderson,- S. C,
Btruck a wire overhead and was
dead when picked up.
Mrs. D. P. Dilworth, of New
York, formerly Mias Gfrace Carpen
ter, was robbed of $3000 . worth of
jewelry by burglars who entered
her apartment.
The fusionists elected an entire
list of officers to be chosen by the
tiHklature in Tennessee, with the
stKgKe exception of the Senator for
ii ,i,
me long term.
The Idaho editors sent to jail and
fined, $500 each for contempt of
court paid their hnes with pennies
eollected for them while they were
in jail.
Judge South at Frankfort has de
cided. that it is mandatory upon the
State Treasurer to stamp as interest
intr bearing all state warrants not
The annual banquet to Kentuck
ians resident in New York will be
riven Feb. 12. and . Gen. Basil W.
Duke will be one of the speakers.
Some of the Northwestern States
are urging J. A. Everitt, President
of the Farmers Union, of Indianapo
lis, for Secretary of Agriculture.
W. McAffrey was murdered
d his dead body thrown into the
city reservoir at Cookeville, Tenn.
It was found a few hours later.
After all, Castro got in Friday on
a writ of habeas corpus, which" wil
be heard for permanent decision
next Friday.. He is very mad.
Frank M, icy an, one or the prom-
i"ment dynamiters in the Leavenworth
slifsderal orison, lias been released on
a $70,000 bond.
John J. Simms. certainly 106 and
believed to bo 115 years old. died in
Wilson County, Tenn., a few days
Fritzl Scheff, the actress, has just
secured a divorce from her latest
hutifer, John Fox, Jr., the author.
A chili rescued from the flood at
Smith's Mill; Ky., was so hungry
that he ato a raw potato.
S Judge T. J. Nunn, whoso health
?ery much impaired, fa resting up
it Petersburg, Fla.
H M. Stanley has been elected
Councilman In Henderson.to fill
vacancy. .
Councilman Louts' Metzner,
Henderson, died kst week.
Venerable Ex-Justice Succumbs
Sunday To Ills Incident
To Old Age.
Interment in Riverside Ceme
v tery After Funeral Ser
vices Yesterday,
Hosea Ballou Clark, the venerable
brmer. justice of the peace, better
known as Esquire "Joe" Clark, died
at his .home near Gracey Sunday
morning, aged 79 years. He had
e;n in a critical ''condition for sev
eral weeks from ills incident to old
age. '
Esq. Clark was a ,son of Rev. Joab
Clark and his wife.E izabeth Brasher
Clark, and was born in this county
March 16, 1834. His father was
three times married and wa3 the
father of 14 children. Eq. Clark
waSthe fourth child by his first,
wife. He is survived by three of
iiis half-sisters, Mrs. Victoria Fruit,
Mrs. Ellen Bowles and Mrs. Mollie
Nichols, and one half-brother, Joab
Clark. He was twice married. His
first wife was Miss Mildred Pyle.
His second wife, to' whom he was
married in 1861, was Miss Elizabeth
S. Cox, of Gracey, who survives him,
together wjth eight children Geo.
M , Claude K.. Harry C, Clifford A.
and Albert H. Clark, and Mrs. Mollie
A Potter and Mrs. Ellen Rich, of
Dawson, and Mrs. Ada Baker, wife
of George Baker, of Elkton. E-q.
Clark lived on a farm in the western
part of the county, and was one of
most prominent citizens in the
He was a justice of the peace al
most continuously for nine terms,
beginning in 1871 and covering a pe
ri 3d of 36 years. He was a Republi
can in politics, but seldom had oppo
sition, being so popular with his
neighbors that people of all parties
voted for him terra after term. He
also served one term in the legisla
ture. He was a leader of affairs in
his community and enjoyed the re
spect of all who knew him. His
father was a preacher of the Univer-
salist church and he held to the same
His funeral was held yesterday at
1 p. m. at the Universalist church in
this city by Rev. J. B. Fosher. the
pastor, who paid a high tribute to
his virtues; Interment was at Riv
erside Cemetery. ,
A-very large crowd attended from
both county and city, and there
were many beautiful floral offerings.
The pall bearers were J. W. Wood,
Buckner Campbell, Charles Smith
and John M. Renshaw.of the county,
and T. E. Bartley and A. W. Wood,
of this city."
Moslem Army Also Instructed
Not to Shoot Until Attacked
London, Feb. 3. The porte has
ordered the Turkish plenipotentia
ries not to leave London untU hoetili
ties aio resumed and has instructed
the army to await the attack be
fore firing a shot.
Thus the Ottoman who, with the
exception of the Montenegrins, are
the only delegates left in London,
remarked today that nobody could
accuse them of not having done all
that was humanly possible to come
to terms.
Money For Teachers,
Frankfort, Ky., Feb, 1, Warrants
for $410,410,55 for the rural school
teachers and $96,120.21 for tho city
school teachers wore made out today
by the Department of Education
and sent to the State Treusurer for
Lived Only a Few Minutes'
After Physicians Were
" Called.
The Deceased Is Survived By
His Wife and Five'
Mr. John W. P'Pool died at his
home suddenly last Sunday after
noon, aged 56 years. The cause of
his death was neuralgia of the
heart. He was ill but a few min
utes when Dr. Southall was sum
moned. When the doctor arrived
he saw at first glance that the end
was near, and in a very shor time
Mr. P'Pool breathed his last.
The deceased is survived by his
wife. and five sons, Corbett, Hers-
chel, Norman, Harry and Golay. For
several years he has been a buyer
for the Imperial Tobacco company,
and was one, of the beat known buy
ers in this district.
Funeral Bervice4 will bo held at
the residence this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock. Interment in Riverside
cemetery. .
Incendiary Fire at Cobb Recalls
Old Troubles.
A freight car on the Illinois Cen
trahrailroad at Cobb, jCy,,,in. which
had been loaded seven hogsheads of
hand-packed tobacco consigned to a
buyer at Clarksville, Tenn., was
burned Thursday night by incendia
ries, as believed, giving rise to some
uneasiness that a revival of "night
riders" is imminent. One report
from Cobb is to the effect that the
car and tobacco were burned by a
band of men. Another report is that
it was undoubtedly set afire, but by
whom and just in what way is not
known. In either event there is
said to be no clew whatever as to
who the firebugs were or their mo
There was about 7,000 pounds of
tobacco, and it is a total loss. While
the burning of the tobacco bears all
the ear-marks of the "night riding"
of live or six years ago no serious
import is attached to it.
At Paducah Arranged for Com
petition With Paducah.
The trade in building sand in Hop
kinsville is considered by Paducah as
worth reaching out for, and the Pa
ducah board of trade, realizing this,
got busy with the I. C. railroad. The
result as.given by the Paducah Sun,
was as follows:
Previous to January 18 the freight
rate on sand from Paducah to Hop
kinsville, a distance of 77 miles, was
90 cents a ton, while the rate from
Henderson to Hopkinsville, a dis
tance or uu miles, was ou cents a
a ton from both Paducah and Hen
It is recognized that there Is a bet
ter grade of sand at Paducah but
the Paducah dealers have been un
able to compete with the Henderson
dealers for the business at Hopkins
viile because of the. higher freight
rates. This is only one of the many
discriminations that the board has
taken up.
Bought Printing Outfit.
County Attorney John C. Duffy
has closed a deal with Mrs. L. Yonts
by which ho becomes the owner of
tho plant of the Hopkinsville Mos
senger. that shut down about two
years ago, car. uuity traded some
town lots for the plant.
! ' T 1 .
Receipts Continue to Be Beyond
t Auiiiiy 10 iianaie
"Them. '
Loose Floors Crowded and The
.. Prices are Highly
Last week was a record one in
both receipts and prices for the year.
The weed had full risht of way into
the city and the rush to get it into
town and return home for reloading
wan unabated. Owing to the late
ness of the season for stripping and
the nearness of the time for making
preparations for the 1913 crop, farm
ers or.i having a strenuous time get
ting the old crop out of the way.
This must cjntinue for some time
The delivery of the crops and cash
ing of checks at the banks has given
a new impluse in all fall lines of
trade, as the farmers are now sup
plying themselves with many needs
necessarily delayed by . their having
to wait so long to realize on their
tobacco, a product that brings to the
farmer money that can come from
no .other source at this time of the
rhe bank pfficiala are kept so con
stantly at work they go home at
night with a reeling otrenet mat
the da,y's. work Is oyer. But the
merchants are not complaining
not that they do not feel tired, too,
afethe close, of the day but they
are realizing swhat they have been
waiting for, a general quickening of
their business, which always comes
when the delivery season is at its
The local hogshead business is re
ported to have been quiet but firm
for the good leaf, suitable for cigar
wrappers, binders and the lug fillers.
Low lugs, $5 50 to $6; common, $6
to $6 50; medium, $6.50 to $7.25;
good $7.50 to $8; fine, $8 to $9. Low
leaf, $8.50 to $9; common, $9 to $10;
medium, '$11 to $11 50; good, $11 to
$12 50; fine, $12 to $13-50.
Receipts for the week, as reported
by Inspector Abernathy, were 29
hhds; sales for the week, 154 hhds.
receipts, for the year, 106 hhds; salej
for the year, 488 hhds.
He reported . .the loose floor sales
for the week at 722.595 lbs. Sales
for the season 2,313,030 lbs.
The receipts at the warehouses of
the Imperial, American Snuff Co.,
Regie and Geo. W. Helme Co. were
so heavy that they, like the loose
floor men, were compelled at time?
to put on a night force of handlers
to unload the wagons, many of them
having to wait something like twelve
hours to get their turn at the re
ceiving doors.
The prices at the loose floors may
fairly be quoted at the following
Trash. $3 to $1; lugp, $4 to $6, leaf,
$6 to. $11, but few crop3 reached
these figures. '
T. B. Waggoner, of North Christ
ian, who turned down a private of
fer of $2 for trash, $4 for lugs and
$8 for leaf, put it on the loose floor
and realized $5.25 for trqsh, $6 for
lugs and $9.20 for leaf.
Burley Tobacco.
AT LEXINGTON There seem to
be an increase in the quantity of
common grades and a decrease of
the good. Friday 700,000 lbs. were
sold and $25 was the top price for
tho day, there being no high grades
on the market.
AT MT. STERLING. The market
was off on colory grades but higher
on red tobaccos General prices
ranging from $4 to $23.
AT M AYSVlLLB. Total sales
Friday approximated 840.0QO lbs , at
prices ranging from $1.60 to $36.
AT CARLISLE -The sales Friday
reached 220 000 lbs., at prices rang
ing from $2 70 to $39.
Passes The Senate With Just
Enough Votes To
Get Through.
Bradley As Usual Voted With
The Losing
A constitutional amendment,
which would restrict the President
of the United States to a single term
of six years and would bar Woodrow
Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and
William H. Taft from again seeking
election, was approved by the Senate
Saturday by one over the two-thirds
majority. After a three-days fight,
in which the Progre3sives joined
with many Republicans in opposing
the restricted presidential term, the
Senate adopted the original Works
resolution by a vote of 47 to 23. It
now goes to the House.
Of C. E. in U. S. Observed at
First Presbyterian Church.
The 32d anniversary of the Chris
tian Endeavor Society was appro
priately celebrated at the First Pres
byterian church Sunday evening,
February 2, at 7 o'clock. A special
program was carried out, consisting
or short talks along U. rJ. lines, in
terspersed by music by the choir
and a violin solo by Jame3 West, Jr.,
which was highly enjoyed.
This society is the oldest organiza
tlon of its kind in the city and, al
though its membership is small, it
is justly proud of its record of be
nevolences during the past year
The treasurer's report showed much
activity along missionary and chari
table lines, $25 having been sent to
missions, $10 for state work, $10 for
charity in the city, besides smaller
amounts for flowers for the sick and
prison wors. A delegate s expense
to Synod, at Princeton, and to the
C. E. Convention at O ensboro, was
also met by the society
amounted to $12 In round num
bers this society has given $70.00
during the past ten months.
Rain and Snow and Average
Temperatures Everywhere.
Washington, Feb. 2. Indications
are that during the coming week
temperatures will be nearly the sea
sonal average in all parts of the
country, with well distributed pre
cipitation, according to the weather
bureau bulletin.
"A disturbance that now covers
the southwest," says the bulletin,
"will move northeastward, crossing
the great central valleys Monday or
Monday night and the eastern states
Tuesday or Wednesday. This dis
turbance will cause general ruins
and snows Monday in the southwest,
and Monday and Tuesday through
out the region between the Missis
sippi and the Atlantic coast.
"Another disturbance will appear
in the far west about Weduesday,
move eastward over tho middle west
Thursday or Friday and the eastern
states near the close of the week,
This disturbance will bo attended by
general precipitation, and will in all
probability terminate the prolonged
period of dry weather in the Pacific
states. A change to considerably
coldor weather will overspread the
northwestern states about Thurs
day." Davo Morgan, with the Row
borough Co., went to Morganfield
Sunday to be with his futhar, who
is very ill.
Commission and Instructions
Were Received Last
Sunday. .
Citizens Are Asked to Co
operate With
Constable Thomas S. Winfree re
ceived his commission as Fish and
Game Warden from the Secretary of
State last Saturday. His badee.
which is numbered J.18, and his sup
plies have also been received. The
commission expires January lst,1914.
Mr. Winfree's commission gives
him State-wide jurisdiction. When-
ever he catches violators in the act
he can arrest without a warrant.
Ho wants it distinctly understood
that no favors will be Bhown and
asks that all citizens co-operate with
him in his efforts to arrest and have
every violator punished to the full
extent of the law.
Under the game and fish law no
body has a right to hunt out of sea
son on his own premises without
icense. Seining for minnows is also
forbidden by law, but may be taken
with a dip-net. Seining is positively
forbidden, but spearing is permissi
ble. The penality for killing song
and insectiverous birds is very heavy
and caging song birds is a violation
of the law also.
Two Good Games to Be Seen
this Evening.
Tonight is basket ball league night
and the contests to be staged should
be as good as any offered for the
season. The crowds at the league
games so far have been much below
the standard hoped for by the direc
tors, but it is hoped that they will
show an increase from now on.
The teams in the league are all
composed of experienced players,
and all of them are just now hittincr
their stride. McLean Colleee. al
though it lhas always had the rec
ord of having good basket ball teams,
has one of the best in the history of
the school. In Captain Burnett they
have a forward whose equal would
be hard to find. He plays like a de
mon, so to speak, and scarcely ever
misses a shot at the basket. It is
well worth the price of admission to
see him play. Co. D has just com
menced to hit their stride and on
last Tuesday came near slipping one
over on the college boys Co. D has
some mighty good material and they
are lust now finding themselves. Be
sides the main contest, another game
between the second teams of Co. D
and McLean will take place. This
bids fair to be a spirited contest in
every respect.
These games will be played at the
Cook building and win start prompt
ly at 8 o'clock.
Former Mayor of Clarksville
Dies Suddenly.
Clarksville, Tenn., Feb. 3, Ex
Mayor Michael C. Northington died
at his home Saturday morning, death
resulting from a stroke of apoplexy,
which he suffered earlier in the
night. Friday he was in hi1 usual
health at his office and on tho streets.
At night ho retired early, but repos
ing in bed talked to members of his
family who wore in tha room. ud
dsnly h ooaeod talking and wo a
Beamingly suffering fta! a ounvuN
sion. A physician yai summoned,
but he never regaind conwlousncss,
dying six hours later.

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