OCR Interpretation

Hopkinsville Kentuckian. [volume] (Hopkinsville, Ky.) 1889-1918, July 08, 1913, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069395/1913-07-08/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

h Tha Dita
IMF WtATfflft.
Attn, to m, res
bur, Tb Postal taralaWtM
reqalro i abtcrtotfoat Ur
tald In Tnce,
Vol. xixv.
Hop aInsvillb, Kentucky, Tuesday, July 8, 1913.
No 80
Current Comment.
Purely Personal-
Ni oW soldiers cited tt Gettys
burg durlfig the reunion lat week.
At Greenville, Tenn,, a womm
and'fpur horses were killed by lighl
nla$day. vThre were 315 . births and 314
death in Louisville during the
month of June.
Under a new law in Washington
eVen the exclusive club9 cannot now
serve liquors on Sunday.
Women in three Illinois t)wns
tried their newly conferred suffrage
rights in special elections Saturday.
Joseph L Friedman, of Paducah,
aged 56. died suddenly in Chicago
Saturday. He was one of Paducah's
richest men.
Special Judge Tartar, of PoUeki
county, has decided that women may
vote for school superintendent in
that county.
' . The slit skirt has appeared in Hen
derson and the Chief of Police has
decided not to suppress it as long as
it is conservative in its exposures.
The Perry Centennial celebration,
which is to run until October, open'
ed at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, Saturday,
with Hon. Henry Walbrson the
principal speaker of the day.
While fishermen were rupning a
trot line in the Onio river near Boon
ville, Ind., Saturday, they hooked
into the ear of the corpse of a negro
and brought the body to the surface.
Ruth Cameron says a wife's mother-in-law
is usually a worse problem
to dea) with than a husband's moth-er-inViaw
arid yet few people ever
ioke about it from tho wife's point
of yiew.
Mrs. Lula Allen, aged 19, after ex
periencewith a young husband at
Litchfield, Ky , has married Wm.
Oiler, aged 73. She probably pre
fers to be an old man's darling to a
young man's slave.
Bishop Thoa. S. Byrne, head of
the Catholic Church in Tennessee,
has instructed the priests in his dio
cese to refuse absolution to all who
indulge in such vile dances as the
"tango" and "turkey trot."
John H. Buschmeyer, Democrat;
Geo. T. Wood, Republican, and W.
F. Axton and F. A. KJichert, buij
Moo3ers. are seeking the nomina
tions of their respective parties for
Mayor of Louisville. The two first
named are without opposition and
are practically nominees.
The iridomyrmex humulia Mayr,
otherwise known as the Argentine
ant,- has found a foothold in the
Smth and threatens to become a
nlacrna in all warm latitudes. It
dotes on sweet things and has a bit
ter taste that destroys everything it
gets into. It is so small that it is
almost invisible.
It was the sanest Fourth on record.
There were only 16 deaths from fire
works in the entire country, where
S3 the number sometimes goes into
the hundreds. Only 874 were injur
ed instead, of several thousand.
Fjrty-one persons lost their lives in
a variety of accidents, 28 by drown
ing and 6 of them at Louisville.
Two bandits adopted Western
methods and robbed an Illinois Cen
tral passenger train's express ami
mail car Bear Bateeville, Mies , Fri
riav mnmiiu- and made their eeeaoe.
They detached the car raa it sever
al miles and blew the safe with dyna
mite ad after gartia from f5O0 to
$1,000 made their escape. The ex
press roeeaeasei' was R. E. Hook,
formrly In efcarge of the America
office n this ctty.
The 4th of July wwi a quiet day
so far as fireworks figured. There
were o accidents worthy of Notice
and everybody had a good time,
nearly all tfaa business houses being
eleaed and buatoaas was about sus
pended, i
London, July 7. -A conserva
tive estim.te of tho killed or
disabled In last week's fighting
in the Balkans is from 30,000
to 40,000, Thousands of refu
gees from the scene of figHting
are pouring into Salonika,
There is heavy fighting be
tween the Servians andJBulga
rians south of Itsip and in the
neighborhood of Kotchana.
About 200,000 men are. engag
ed, with heavy losses reported.
Important Extensions In The
City's System of Drain-
Now Extend From The L. &
f N. Railroad To The
Until the laBt few years the busi
ness portion of the city was drained
by only one large s sewer, that on
Ninth street. A wide open valley
on Fourth street was the only other
means of getting the surface water
into the river. Four years ago this
valley was replaced with a concrete
sewer under the sidewalk from Main
street to Liberty street. This year
the sewer was continued from where
it stopped North on Liberty to Third,
East on Third to Clay, North on
Clay to Second and East on Second
to the L & N. Railroad, abcut 980
feet, making the entire sewer some
thing over 1500 feet long and five
feet in diameter. It has cost all
told about $7,000, the contract this
year being $3,400. In 1912 a new
sewer was built on Tenth street, ex
tending 1030 feet to Eleventh and
Virginia at a cost of $5,200, connect
ing with two bbeks on Eleventh and
Liberty streets about 500 feet built
4 or 5 years ago. This year this
sewer also was extended from
Twelfth and Liberty about 960 feet
to the L. & N. Railroad at Four
teenth street, making this sewer
about 2500 feet long. It has cost
about $9,000. The property owners
along all of the Fourth street sewer
have been required to pay for the
pavements on top of the sewer,
amounting to $1,000. The Tenth
street sewer is partly under the side
walks and about $1,000 of its cost
falls on the property owners. In
addition $1,500 assessed against the
I C. Railroad for the sewer under
its tracks on Tenth stieet has not
been paid. The two sewers complete
have cost the city $12,500 with $1,
500 yet to be paid on the 1912 con
tract. The two new extensions have
cost $3,400 and $2,800 with $1,000 or
more of pavements to come oft; of
tne total of $0,200 In addition to
these big improvements another sew
er of brick and tile two feet in diam
eter has been laid from the North
Main street bridge to he City lim
its of a cost of about $2,030. The
brick portion was built in 1900 and
the tile has just been laid by the
city hands. About $2,000 has been
expended in smaller sewers on Elm,
Virginia, Second and other streets
during the last three years, making
about $20,000 in new sewers con
structed within the last few years.
Up Ami In Town.
Mr. Robt. S. Gary was in town
yeter4ay for the first time in six
weeks. On returning homo one af
ternoon he had an attack of vertigo,
his physician fearing at first that it
was sumfcoke. Mr. Gary was about
as merry as !usual yesterday but he
doesn't move about as he used to,
FOR RENT New 14-room flat
next to Hotel Latham. 'Apfcly T, l
Metcalfe. Advertisement.
Whitney Shows Under the Auspices of the Uni
form Rank, Knights of Pythias.
"The, Whitney Carnival Co. began
a wceks engagement yesterday, un
deHhe auspices of the VxAtom'1
Rank K. P. The tents are pitched
in an inclosure on West 15th street
and there are a number of attrac-
tions as follows: I
Lotta in Marbleland,' Weston's
Posing Models', Snake Show, Old
Plantation, Parker Carousal, Big
Take a Stand AgainstMIouse
Fly and For Honest?
The Organization Will Also Of
fer Prizes For Most Per
fect Baby. s
The Civic League at its July meet
ing held Saturday afternoon decided
upon several important movements
for the summer.
A "Swat the Fly" campaign is to
be inaugurated with great vigor
and the people generally will be
urcred to make a relentless war of
extermination on the fly wherever he
is found.
It was decided to offer a prize for ,
the best "Eugenic Baby" to bat'
shown at tbe pennyroyal rair mis
fall. This question oi Decter oa-
bies" is attracting attention all over
the country and the children wilfbe
iudged not by their weight or good
looks but by a scientific score card,
the most perfect baby to win the
There was much discussion also
about a campaign - against short
weights, about which there is much
complaint; in some communities. The
Council a few years ago passed an
ordinance and purchased standard
scales to test weights by, but the
public could not be induced to prose
cute those giving short weights and
measures. Mrs. T. A Field led the
discussion in favor of a general
movement among the ladies of the
leagud to Becuro honest weights and
measures. The penalty is a fine of
$4 and costn for violating the ordi
nance prohibiting fraudulent meas
ures and weights.
Of Mrs. May Humphreys Ad
mitted To Prohate.
The will of the late Mrs. May Y.
Humphreys was lodged for probate
yesterday. The will disposes of a
lot of jewelry and family heirlooms.
Her daughter, Mm. Mildred H. Mor
ris, is given a frappe ladle, a ruby
necklace and a cameo ring.
Thoma3 Humphreys a pair of cuff
buttons and a portrait of his father.
Adrian Humphrey is given a
small picture of his father. He is
made executor of the estate and
guardian of the younger children.
The younger daughters, May and
Burnett, are given some of the
jewelry and each another year's
schooling at Bethel Female College.
Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Adrian
Humphreys, is given some table
silverware and a pearl stickpin,
Small articles are also left to her
sisters, Mrs. Claud Johnson and Miss
Minnie Yonts and to her mother,
Mrs. T. L Yonts The chinawaro is
tb bo divided between the unmar
ried daughters and all other p'ouer
ty sold and the proceeds divided bo
tween them after paying her fuuer
al expenses and purchasing a lot in
Riverside Cemetery large enough
for the whole family.
Eli Ferris Wheel and Human Roul
ette Wheel. " 4
The free attractions include music
man3 no-foot high dive and about
20 concessions,
Tho shows are all clean and free
from objectionable features and no
gambling is allowed on the grounds.
The shows opened last night with
a good attendance.
By A Shotgun Wliich Was
Fired Through an Open
Negro Man By The Name ol
Howard Burnett, The
Thursday night about 8 o'clock,
while a negro named Howard Bur
nett was eating his supper in the
cabin of a woman, Ora Lee Trice, on
the farm of R S. Lindsay, near Hern
don, he was shot through an ppen
window at close range, with a shot
gun and instantly killed. The Trice
woman was thystoic$'.er person in
the house andp - ' claims that she
WM lyj on ed in another room
A negro named Henry Forrest is
i BUgpefcted an(j waa arrested Saturday
and the woman is also held.
To Oust Lebus.
The Burley Tobacco Society is dis
satisfied with the report that $200.
000 of the proceeds of the sale of
the pool of 1907 has never been dis
tributed. The claim is set up that
an item of five years' interest of
$12,000 a year is not to be sneezed at.
A Lexington dispatch says a faction
of the poolers is now at work secur
ing proxies which will be used filfche
approaching annual meeting of Vie
society in an effort to oust President
Clarence Lebua and others of his re
gime. Meeting at Trenton.
Rev. Ward Russell, ass'sted by
Evangelist W. F. Shearer and Choir
Director L J. Blackman, began a
revival meeting at the Christian
church in Trenton, Sunday.
Positions On Primary Ballot
Will Be Settled Today.
There have been quite a number
of drawings for premiums during
the past few months, but there will
be a . big drawing in the County
Clerk's office this afternoon at 2
o'clock. The drawing is for posi
tions on tho primary ballot. All
candidates have been notified to at
tend to attend. Seventy-nine pe
tions were filed. How Mr. Stowe
to get that number in his office at
one time has not yet been revealed,
but the court room u not far off.
The candidates will meet at the
Clerk's office this afternoon at 2 o'
clock and draw for place3 on tho
primary ballot. There are 34 candi
dates for county offices and 43 for
district places and city councilmen.
Elks At Rochester.
The annual grand lodge, meeting
of E kB is in session at Rochester,
N. Y, this week and 100,000 visitors
are expected. Thursday will bo the
big day. Hopkinavillo Lodge will
not be repres e n t e d . Chas. M
Meacham, Past Exalted Ruler, was
unable to attend on account of busi
ness " Hgements,
Sturgis, Ky., July 7. This
town of 2,000 people, on the
I. C. railroad, was practically
destroyed by fire Sunday night.
The fire started in S.E. Graves'
drug Store at 8:45 and burned
itself out at an estimated loss
of $250,000. The I. C. Railroad
Co. sent an engine to help
fight the flames, as the town
has no waterworks.
Jas. R. Anderson Gets the Bug
gy in Green & Hooser's
"Red Tag" Drawing.
Big. Crowds Present Saturday
Afternoon When Awards
Took Place.
The "Red Tag" sale by G-een &
Hooser came to a successful end
Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock
when 1 he two valuable gifts were
awarded to lucky customers of the
store. That part of Main street in
front of their store was packed with
hundreds of ticket-holders when the
hour of 4 o'clock arrived, the time
set for the drawing. A ticket was
given each customer for each pur
chase of $1, a corresponding coupon
being held by the firm. These num
bered coupons were placed in a box
and the plan of making the awards
was simple and fair. A little girl,
Susan Owsley, was blindfolded with
a silk handkerchief and sat in the
prize buggy, which was upon an ele
vated float in the street. Mayor
Meacham announced the plan of dis
tribution and held the box contain
ing the coupons. After it had been
thoroughly shaken, three numbers
were drawn before the principal
prize, a $110 buggy, was awarded.
Tne first number drawn was 1157.
This was announced over and over
j by Thos. H Ennis and there was a
wait of five minutes. Then No. 2913
was drawn and there was another
wait of five minutes. The holder of
the number not appearing, a third
number was drawn out, 2407. This
time the holder was in the crowd
and Jas. R. Anderson promptly pro
duced the lucky ticket.
It required only one draw to get
the second prize, a suit of clothes
; worth $35. The lucky number was
2370 and it was held by John W.
Win free.
A bo.x of candy was presented to
ittle Miss Owsley for her part in the
drawing, and the crowd dispersed
with everybody apparently pleased
with the fairness of the awards.
Messrs. Green & Hooser received
many congratulations on the success
of their big sale and the enterprising
firm has greatly enlarged its list of
patrons by liberal advertising and
good business methods.
Great Hopkins County Fair.
Judge Givena always announces
t iat each successive Great Hopkins
Cjunty Fair will be "greater and
grander than ever." Whether this
is literally true or not, tho people
understand that they are going to
get thdfr money's worth at tho Mad
isonville Fair. It holds the record
in this section for thirty-one years'
continuous success, and every year
something new and novel is provid
ed for the entertainment of the big
crowds which invariably attend.
The races during the past seven or
eight years have been of a high
standard and the Derby now draws
large numbers of lovers of good rac
ing from a wido territory. Tho
Derby will be run on Wednesday,
Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Fosher went
to Dawson yesterday for a stay of
two weeks. There will be no ser
vices ?t the Universalist church dar
ing Mr. Fosher's absence.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Long?
and John H. Bell are at Charlevoix,
Michigan, for a rest of several weeks.
Mrs. Holt Price, of St. Lorns, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
B. W. Harned.
Mrs. Ellis Roper 13 at Eddyville at
the bedside of her daughter, Mra,
Dudley Tichenor, who is quite ill.
James Y. Cabaniss, of Evansville,
was in tho city Saturday, for the-
first time in over a year, shaking-
bands with his old friends.
Mrs. H. C. Moore and daugnter,
Elizabeth, are visiting Mrs. S. Dv
Hodge, in Princeton.
Mrs. C. W. Metcalfe and daugh
ter, Mrs. W. S. Lafoe, have re
turned to Princeton after several'
weeks visit in this city.
James Garrity, after a visit of if
week or more to the city for the
nrsc lime in twelve or lourteen
years, left for his home in Birming
ham yesterday.
Miss Lucille Hille, after a visit far
Miss Lucille Fears, returned to St.
Louis Saturday accompanied by Miss
Fears, who will be her guest for
several days.
Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Reynolds art?
at Indian Mound, Tenn., where they
were called on account of the illnesr
of a sister of Mrs. Reynolds.
Charlie Slaughter has returned'
from a visit to Louisville.
Mrs. H. McGrew, of Nashville,
visited Mrs. J. C. Thurmond last
Dr. and Mrs. Calvin M. Thomp
son attended the Kentucky Baptist
Workers' Assembly at Georgetown'
last week-, returning-home-FricTaj.
Miss Lizzie Randolph has retufcnedf
from a visit to Miss Sarah Bathe it
at Hopkinsville, Ky. Miss
Brenda Head has returned from o
visit to her sister, Mrs. W. R Good
man, at Hopkinsville, Ky. Spring
field NewB.
Blakey Adams left Monday for
Hopkinsville, Pembroke and Tren
ton to spend this week visiting rela
tives and friends. Hustler.
Mrs. J. P. Myers and son John
Myers went to Dawson yesterday for
a ten days' visit.
Judge W. P. Black, of Princeton,
returned home yesterday after a vis
it to his daughter, Mrs. Jame3 WesX.
Miss Annie Forbes continues to
Miss Gussie O'Keefe, of Fort
Worth, Tex , is visiting Mrs. F. K
Mrs. W. D. Carter and children
are visiting Mrs. Carter's sister,
Mrs. Clifton Calhoon, in Birming
ham. Brent Walker, of KnoxviUe, now
with the International Harvester
Co., is visiting his mother, Mrs. J
B. Walker.
July 30, which is alio WoodmenV
Day, the combined lodges of Hop
kins county uuiting in the determi
nation to make it a monster demon
stration of Woodcraft.
The date selected this year is very
fortunate the farmers everywhere
being up with their work and ready
for a period of recreation and indi
cations point to record breaking
crowds. The railroads entering
Madisonville offer reduced rates.
Fund Being Raised To Aid Des
titute Families.
A movement started by the Civic
Improvement League to provide ice?
and milk for the destitute famiUa
of the city was augmented Sunday
by special collections in the church'
aggregating $27.09. A committer
consisting oi mesuames ira l. bcaiiJr,.
H. M. Frankel and T. C, Onder
wood is making a canvass to ascer
tain who are worthy objects of t?
proposed charity.
f. it. . r ' .

xml | txt