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Vol. xxxv
Hopkinsvjllb, Kentucky, Thursday, February 27, 1913.
No 25
ditorial ' Comment
The skeleton of an extinct lizird
84 feet long: is being transported
from Utah to the Carnegie Museum
At Pittsburg, in fifteen dars. The
&pae9 are imbedded, in solid stones.
Emilio Madero, Another brother
of the late President, has been shot
and killed near Monterey, by trobps
under Gen. Trevino. Ho was ac
cused of being a "rebel leader."
The London papers are urging tho
British Government to press the
American government for immediate
action in Mexico.
Judge T. J. Nunn, of the Court of
Appeals, is ill in Florida, where he
went to spend the winter on account
fij failing health.
A French aviator named Moulinais
.on Tuesday flew from Paris to Lon-
on in 185 minutes, 94 mile3anhour.
Gov. Wilson has resigned to take
effect Saturday. Next Tuesday it
will be President Wilson.
Cabinet guessers are again tipping
as "sure things" Bryan, McAdoo,
Daniels and Burleson.
Marjorie Moreland t is expected
soon to become, the' sixth wife of
Nat Goodwin.
Gov. Colquitt of Texas, almost de
clared war on Mexico but checked
himself in time.
Twelve couples were granted di
vorces in Louisville Saturday.
Turkey and the allies are agian
holding secret negotiations.
Died Tuesday Night, After Five
Months Illness.
Mr. George M. Steele died last
Tuesday night about 8 o'clock at his
home on East Ninth street, after an
illness of five months, aged 70 years
..His death occurred one day before
sf&his birthday anniversary. He is
survived by his wife and oneson,
Martin, and one daughter, Elizabeth.
He was a brother 'of Robert M.
Steele, express messenger on the
Nashville accommadation.
Though .Mr. Steele had been ill
since last October and at one time
his life was despaired of, he- had re
covered sufficiently to be able to
walk on the streets las't Friday.
His physician attributes his death to
heart failure, superinduced by drop
sical affection.
Mr. Steele was a mechanic and'en
joyed the reputation of being the
most skillful horse shoer in the
city for several years. He had
anyiriends and served one term
a member of the City Council
many years ago. He was for many
years a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church. Funeral ser
vices were held at the residence
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
conducted by Rev. J. B. Eshman,
The burial was in Riverside Ceme-.
tery. t
geo. w. Mcknight
Democratic Candidate For As
sor of Christian County.
Mr. Geo. W. McKnight, the well
known farmer and stock breeder of
Howell, is announced as a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
the Aseeesor of Christian county sub
ject to thajon of the party in tho
official prflRtry in August., Mr. Mc
JCnight is a staunch Democrat,, a
ojograsive and wlde-a-wako citizen
andonVpf the leading .farmers of
j4the coj?ty. He is widely known as
:flP'a breeder of registered hogs and
oner live gioctc. tie is especially
well qualified for the duties of the
ofilca to which he aspires. At pres
ent he is the only announced candi
date butvhether he has opposition
or not ho will prove to h& a most
popular candidate not only with his
own party but in. 4he general election.
Madero's Wife and Mother Not
Required to Run .
They Are Allowed to Leave
Mexico Alive Headed For
Vera Cruz, Mexico, Feb. 26. The
wife and tho mother of the late
President of Mexico arrived here
yesterday on a special car from
Mexico City. Escorted by the Cu
ban minister they went immediately
on board the Cuban gunboat, where
they met Francisco I. Madero, Sr.,
and Ernesto Madero, .who arrived
yesterday. The Cuba, sailed for
Havana at once. The departure of
the Maderos was with the consent of
the Mexican government. They in
tend to remain in Havana for some
days and will then go to New Or
leans. Their ultimate destination is
Eager to Hold Their Place in
the Kitty League.
The Gleaner said Tuesday that the
fans areeanxipus to hold their piace
in the K. I. T. League and that a
mass meeting would be held in the
near future to take the necessary
steps to prevent the franchise pass
ing into the hands of the baseball en
thusiasts of Owehsboro.
At a meeting of the directors last
Monday night E. A. Wilson tender
ed his resignation as president of the
club. C. C. Wathan, a member of
the board, was elected to serve the
unexpired term of Mr. Wilson.
At this meeting $200 was subscrib
ed toward raising the $2,500 neces
sary to remain in the League. The
required amount will doubtless be.
made up, and if so new blood will be
put into the team. ,
Gets A Berth In The Kitty
According to President Frank
Bassett'Owensboro has accepted a
berth in the Kitty League. This
completes the league membership
and President Bassett will immedi
ately appoint the schedule com
mittee so it can report at the next
meeting. The Owensboro fans and
business men raised over $800 after
President Bassett made a short talk,
and posted the first installment of
the forfeit. The circuit is the best
the league has ever had.
Second Helen Keller.
Danville. Ky., Feb. 26: Qoq of
the most remakable children in Ken
tucky is attending the Kentucky
School for tho Deaf in this city, and
at the celebration of Washington's
birthday she gave a remarkable de
monstration of her abilities. Her
name is Oma Simpson and her par
ents reside in Ohio county. She
came to the institution two years
ago. She is totally blind and deaf.
She has learned to speak, and al
though she did not know a single
word when she entered she now has
g vocabulary of 600 words, and at
the demonstration she read from
ber Hps, answered questions and
wrote sentences on her typewriter,
She reads from her lips by the sense
of touch. Of her vocabulary she
can speak 800 words. She closed by
reciting orally "Now I lay mo down
to sleep." It is claimed that she
will prove to be a second Helen Kel
ler. She is the only child in Ken
tuck so aflllcted, '
2500 Extra Votes This Week A Big In
centive For Energetic Worfcv
Friends of the Various Contestants Are Watching With Inter
ests The Progress They Make, and Everybody
. -" Busy.
The contestants in the Kentuckian
Piano and Diamond contest are a
busy lot of workers this week. They
realize that the offer of 2500 extra
vote3 with each dollar turned in on
subscriptions this week is a more
liberal than will be made during the
remainder of the contest and will
leave nothing undone that will se
cure subscriptions this week. All
of them are working for big votes
wftile this offer is in force. Hun
dreds of subscriptions await to be
secured and all the workers need to
do i to see the people and they will
secure .the subscriptions. The costly
prizes will be distributed three
weeks from next Saturday. Con
testants are so closely bunched that
any one can win by a little extra ef
fort this week If you expect to be
one of the winners you should en
deavor to secure every possible sub
scription now. Don't wait till the
last week and have to secure extra
District No. 1. All of the terri
tory in the city of Hopkinsville North
of Seventh street. r
Evelyn Perkins ,. .94.600
Mary Belle Pag? : 89,600
Ames Perry 84.200
Annie Pierce 81,900
Suzan Moss ...... 81.900
Olivia Hisgen 66,300
Mrs. Chas. F. Shelton 65,800
Eula Mullins . 48.600
District No. 2 All territory in
the city of Hopkinsville South of
Seventh street.
Bessie Carter 940
Mrs. Laura Foard :88,250;
Dena Wright.....: .....75,800
Louise Fox... 73,700-
Belle Williams 65 650
Myrtie Faulkner : 63,400
Emma Leigh Cowherd 26. UO
District No. 3 All of the terri
tory in the county outside of the
city, north of the Cadiz Road and
Fairview Pike.
Mrs. J. H. Fuller R. 8 102.900
ii-u. , ADDRESS..
This coupon when properly filled out and sent to the Kentuckian ,
will entitle the lady whose name appears thereon to 100 free votes.
Have your friends save them for you. inm neatly, do not tolu.
For Threatening the life of
President-Elect Wilson.
Seeley Davenport and Jason Dunn
are to be tried on the charge of
threatening the life of Gctv , Wood
row Wilson next week. They have
entered a plea of not guilty in the
United State court. They are now
in jail to await their trial.
Cheap Bananas.
Car near L. & N. depot, punches
50c to $1.00 16c per dozen, 25 for
25c Advertisement.
sub3ciptions when you now have the
opportunity to secure extra votes.
Ask ynur friends for lohg time sub
scriptions. Many will not hesitate
to give you a five or ten years' sub
scription if you will let them know
yournoed them. Remember k is bet
ter'to have a million too many votes
than to be short one hundred when
the final count is made. Work ev
ery minute this week and you will
reap the benefit of your efforts on
March 22, when the prizes will be
awarded to the six successful candi
dates. There is honor in winning
and the time to prepare for the hon
or is now. TO-DAY. Get your sub
scriptions before some other candi
date secure those you ought to have.
Djn't wait till tomorrow. Today
is the time. Don't procra3tinate,
but get busy and keep busy and
your success will be more certain.
Get every possible subscription by
Satnrday night, March 1.
Bessie Myers, Crofton 94 3C0
Ethel Layne, Falrview 86,900
Sammie Hill, Gracey 42,300
Goldle Armstrong, S R 3 28.400
Vernie Gates, Fruit Hill 26.600
Hortense Boyd. R. R. 6 25,400
District No. 4 All the territory
in the county outside of the city,
south of the Cadiz Road and Fair
view Pike.
My ra Word, R. 3 121 300
Ora Summerhill, Oak Gove,. .99 650
Iflyrtie Gray, Pembroke, R. 2. 99.110
Mary D. Nichols, Oak G. R. 1.97,400
Mrs. Josie Daniel 96.100
Mary Qaarles. Howell 92.400
R"bye Stroube, Oak G., R. 2.87,950
1 .. n t k or? can
UIU13 uiccu, u uu,uuu
Beatrice Taylor, LaFayette. . .83.400
Mary Jones, R. 3 82.300
Mabel Wolfe, Herndon 80,900
Sarah Davie, Oak G. R. 2 . ,78,300
Kathleen Hall. R. 4 71,900
FrancPsPace, R 3 ..62.300
Richie Williams........ 60,100
Mabel Maddux, Gracey, R. 3. 58.700
Katherine Jones, R, 4 35 875
Florence Knight, R. 3 29,600
! Cordelia Cross, Oak Grove . . .26.700
VOTES - 100
Prominent Democrat and In
fluential Citizen Dead.
Hon. Putney R, Follansby, father
of Miss Katherine Follansby, teacher
of music at McLean College, died a
few days ago at Guildhall, Vermont,
aged 87 years. He was a prominent
citizen and a democrat. His daugh
ter hero has been ill of the grip and
was still too ill to attend the Durial.
FOR SALE-2. nice building lots
on Bryan Ave, Cheap, terms easy.
Address. H. care Kentuckian. Adv.
In Boys Corn Contest With 83
Bushels and 30 Pounds
, Per Acre.
Other Prize Winners Who Were
Given Awards, Including
Owing to the delay in securing
the Prize Fund and several Corn Re
ports having been lost in the mail,
I have been unable to m .ke a full
report publicly until now.
Ninteen boys showed corn at the
School Fair Nov. 15, 1912, viz.
D.R. Mason Yield 68 bu. 14 lbs.
E'zie Conway " 63 " 18 "
Kit Summerhill " 72 " 20 "
Robert Garrott " 76 " 38 "
Cyrus White " 84 " 12 "
W. B. Croley " 44 " 56
Everett Rogers "25 "
Owen West ' " 37 " 36 "
Urey Powell "15 "
- Dentis Adams " 83 " 30 "
.Albert Mayfield " 33 " 66 "
Frank King. " 49 "
Jamts McKnight " 74 " 57 "
J. W. Riley.Jr. " 70 " 10 "
Marvin Powell "14 " 41 "
Hershel Fears ' 20 " onlA.
2 washed away.
Clyde Harrison " 49. "
Jack White " 67 " 36 "
Ernest West " 34 69. "
No. 18 won 1st Prz for best 10 ears
" 12 " 2nd 4 " "
" 4 " 3rd " " " '" "
These numbers represented the
following boys, No. Is Jack White,
No. 12 James McKnight, No. 4 Rob
ert Garrott.
Two boys withdrew from the con
test before the prizes for Best Prof
it. Two Best Written Descriptions
were awarded viz:
Cyrus and Jack White.
Only eight boys could content for
best yield, since only those boys had
Bworn statements from the men who
measured the land and weighed the
corn, viz:
Robert Garrott 76 bu. 38 lbs. 1st.
Jame3 McKnight 74 bu. 57 lbs.
2nd Prize.
Kit Summerhill 72 bu. 20 lb?. 3rd.
J. -W. Riley Jr. 70 bu. 10 lbs. no
W. B. Crowley 44 bu. 56 lbs. no
Owen West 37 bu. 36 lbs. no Prize.
Alberf Mayfield 33 bu. 66 lbs no
Everett Rogers 25 bu. 56 no Prize.
Prizes were awarded to the follow
ing boys for Best Profit, Viz:
Dentis Adams 1st. Prize $39.45.
Elzie Conway 2nd. " $27.37.
James McKnight 3rd. " $26 15
For Best Written Description,
D. R. Mason 1st. Prize.
J. W. Riley Jr. 2nd. "
Hershel Fears 3rd. "
Only three girls showed tomatoes
at the School Fair Nov, 15, 1912.
Prizes were awarded as follows
Ruth Mayfield 1st. Prize.
RenaHill 2nd.
Cordie Henderson 3rd. "
Rena Hill 1st. Prize.
Ruth Mayfield 2nd. "
Cordie Henderson 3rd. "
Cordie Henderson 1st. Prize.
RenaHill 2nd. "
Ruth Mayfield 3rd. "
Rena Hill 1st. Prize.
Cordie Henderson 2nd. "
Ruth Mayfield 3rd. "
JENNIE WEST, Superintendent.
Ham sacking season is here. Sacks
for sale at this office.
Purely Personal
, t
Geo. W. Wharton, of New YorkV
is in the city, the guest of Mr. and'
Mrs. J. T. Wall, where &frs Whartdr
has been visiting for several weeks.
W. B. Kennedy, of Paducah, came
over yesterday to attend the funeral
of Mr. Geo. M. Steete, Mja Steele
is a sister of Mr. Kennedy.
J. D. McGowan has returned
from New York, where he spent
some time buying spring goods for
.Wall & McGowan.
Ross Davis and daughter, of
Louisville, visited the family of I..
H. Davis this week.
Mrs. Eitis, Secretary of the Ken
tucky Equal Rights Association, was
in the city this week.
Miss Ida Blumensteil is in Chi6agO
for a few days.
Honest and Clean.
If a wholesome, honest, cleanly
play 'that alternates pathos and
laughter with gatling-gun rapidity
is what theatre goers want, they will
go and see "A We3tern Girl" at
Holland's Opera House Friday night.
Feb. 28 Miss Millie Beland Stanley
'plays the leading role, and it is said
to be entirely different from any
other play and advantageously so.
It gives an honest story of whole
some people brightly told with great
human interest. These are some of
the qualities that are pleasing to the
immense audiences everywhere
Each of the four acts is lavishly
mounted with special scenery. The
company is a large and competent
one. A superb Concert Band and
Orchestra is alsn carried with this,
attraction. Advet tisement.
At What The Fair Will Do For
Some idea of what benefit the
Pennyroyal Fair will be to the young
boys and girls of the county can be?
formed by reading the final report,
of Miss Jennie West, which appears,
in a"nother column of this paper..
It will be noticed that 19 boys- en
tered the corn contest at the school
fair November 15 of last year, 18 of
them winning first prize.
Ic is to be regretted that only
three girls entered the contest for
tomatoes, but when it remembered
that there is no market for tomatoes
there was not much of an incentive
for the girls to get in the race.
It is easily seen that if the Pen
nyroyal Fair had been in existence
last year there would have been a
large number of contestants, not
only for corn and tomato premiums,
but tobacco and many other things,
produced on the farm.
Of course the boys and girls of ther
county will be "in the ring" far
many premiums at the fair next
October. Miss Jennie West has al
ready made application for space for
the display of what children will
raise this year.
To Century Hotel at Dawson
Ready By May.
On October 15th last, the Forbes
Mfg. . Co., broke ground for the
erection of a large addition to the
New Century Hotel at Dawson. As
an evidence of how the contractors
push things, we are told by Mr. W.
A. Long, the general outside mana
ger of construction that he will be
ready to turn over the job to the ho
tel men by the first of May.
The addition is fonr stories high
built of brick and has 64 rooms and
32 baths. The building is now un
der roof, about all the plumbing and
wiring Is completed and plastering
will be under way in a few days.
Operation Successful.
James West, Jr., who was taken
to Rochester, Minn., and operated
on Tuesday is doing nicely. The
diagnosis of his physician. Dr. Jas,
H. Donnelly, that his trouble was a
tuberculous kidney, was confirmed
and the left, kidney waj removed
the operation being a successful one,

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