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HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1915.
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British Destroyers More Than
Even Up Scores in North
EDITORIAL' COMMENTS. S
Dr. C, C. Ferrell.
The tragic death of Clifton Fcrrcll
at Birmingham, Ala., Sunday morn
ing, has caused a profound feelingof
Borrow in Hopkinsville. . Although
he had nqt lived here for many years
he was known to everybody by reas
on of his f requentvisits to his fath-
-er, uie laiu iuaj. ti. v. rerreii, anu
of more recent years, to his mother.
His boyhood was spent here and
. many of, his former schoolmates at
tended his funeral services yester-
. a ay. ivr. rerreu was one 01 ineoest
educated men Hopkinsville ha8
turned out in a generation, ' He was
of books that attracted wide atten-
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uuu, is uu cuucpiur iic nuu reucn?
,' ed a high position, when he decided
to enter, commercial life. To his
widowed and now childless mother,
the sympathies, of many wa rm friends
onerea Dy me American luanumcc-
tunng rum Co., for the best photo
play submitted. The title is "The Dia-
d From the Sky." McCardell is
;ll known writer of photoplays,
name was not discovered until
Hon. A. O. Stanley opened his
campaign for governor at Frankfort
Saturday to a large, crowd in the old
statehoUse yard. Mr. Stanley's
speech was vigorous, comprehen
sive and full of vim, butwithout bit
terness on invective. The speech
will-in the near future be given in
-The ladies of Owensboro have or-
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not let "The Athenaeum," of Hop
kinsville, invite the ladies to send a
representative er to the opening
session Thursday night?
AvBaptist church at Jackson has
calleji the Rev. J. H. Broom to the
pastorate. The capital of Breathitt
should be a splendid place fora min
ister to clean-up. Elizabethtown
Trio rantninof the Gulflicht droo
ped dead, when his ship was hit by a
German.torpedou balling tne nign
seas is no calling for a man nowadays
who is liable to be scared to death
A conference of Dixie Highway
workers, including some from Louis
ville, was held atSalem, Ind., Satur
day. Several routes out of Louis
ville are proposed.
Webster county may renounce
State.aW for roadB aa public .opinion
is believed to be against the plan
Butreested by the State Highway
JanesVille. Tenn,, had aJynehing
hn other nicht. Tom Brooks, who
JpMksd RrL. Day and Pleas Hawkins,
W taken from the sheriff and haog-
eci by a mob.
Nw York h unemployed amount
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Another blcr battle in Mexico be-
fill Ml. U III.Mr.llliril LIOB
A severe snowstorm in California
and other Western States caused
much damage Saturday,
Dr, Cherry evidently cawluded
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that ne was not or ine uuyiuur
Twelve hundred morphine tablets
were stolen from drug store in
The 42;centimeter sheila used by
the Germans tnwwure 164 inclm in
Boiworth is the first man to file
hia petition in tbeiownor's raee.
Bluegrass Farmers To Be
Brought to Christian
TO LEARN f. FEW" THINGS
GeolTrey Morgan Has Demon
stration Plan To Show
What Can Be Done. ,
In order that the people of the
bluegrass section may get a fair idea
of what a fine country western Ken
tucky really is and what a progress
ive lot of farmers live here, Geoffrey
Morgan, formerly farm demonstra
or for Christian county, but now dis
trict supervisor .of farm demonstrat
tors for about fifteen central Ken
tucky counties, with his headquar
ters ,at Richmond, Ky., is arranging
to bring a big party of farm demon
strators and farmers from that sec
tion down here for a visit. He has
picked out Warren and 'Christian
counties as the ones to be visited. In
a long letter to the Hopkinsville
Business Men's Association he out
lines his plan, and says the party will
leave Lexington on a special train of
sleepers on June 1, reaching Bowling
Green on the morning of June 2 and
spend the day there and then come
here for the next day.
In each county he purposes that
the local commercial clubs provide
automobiles to carry thje party to
points of interest in the counties vis
ited, and tha't in Bowliag Green they
be given a big strawberry dinner and
at Hopkinsville they be given a bar
becue. Also any other entertaipment
may be provided.
Mr. Morgan sayB that this plan has
the enthosiastic endorsement of the
United States agricultural depart
ment, which has agreed to pay the
expenses of each of the twenty-two
farm demonstrators now employed
in central Kentucky counties. In ad
dition be proposes to bring not less
than four farmers from each county,
and they must agree before coming
to write articles for their local pa
pers when they return home. In his
letter Mr. Morgan flays: "Tlieir idea
of Christian county is aland of sassa
fras bushes and sage grass, night
ridere, 'possum hunters and other
disturbances. I have become weary
of this, and so have hit upon a plaa
to disillusion thebr minds and intro
duce them to the 'Modern Garden of
The proposition has met with en
thusiastic acceptance both here and
at Bowling Green, and it seems al
ready assured that it will fee carried
out, and the visit -of the bluegrass
farmers will be a memorable occa
B. Gordon Kelson o the Kentucky
Cam Club department, whose
home is here, is actively co-operating
-with Mr. Morgan in working the
Herbert Vass and Miss Mary Lee
Crawley stole a march on their
f riendB Wednesday afternoon by go
ing to Evanaville, where they were
married. The young people came to
Henderson several months ago from
Hopkinsville. Miss Crawley had
been doing somasewing, while Mr.
Vass holds a petition in the Hotel
Kingdon barbeifh). They were
lovers before comh to Henderson
and their marriage was ht a sur
prise to their close personal friends.
Wednesday they went to Evans
ville, secured a llcen.pnd were mar
ried in the af terno in.' They returned
to Henderson on the 7 o'okwk) trac
tion and went to the bride's. Hoard
ing house at R. S. Eaatin's, o Maple
avenue, before telling, any on of
their marriage. For the present
they will board at Mr. Eaatin's and
may go to housekeeping later. Both
are quite popular and, have a host of
friends both here aad Hopkinsville,
who wiih them much happiness
through life. Glner. t
Dead Body of Cross Billingsly
Found Early Sunday
AT WHEATLAND GRANGE HALL
Three Negroes in Jail Await-
T. ing Trial Next
Cross Billingsly, a young negro man
about 25 years of age, was found dead
near the road close to the Wheatland
Grange Hall, at 2 o'clock Sunday
morning. The discovery was made
by Dick Moore, who reported the
fact at once. Billingsly had last been
seen with two other negroes named
Ed Sanders and Wallace Goodrich
and as soon as he could reach the
scene Sunday morning Sheriff Jewell
Smith went to Mr.P.B. Pendleton's.
where they lived, and took both men
into custody. Upon reaching the
city they acknowledged the kill
ing, but said that the fatal wound
was made by Calvin Yancey, an ex
convict. Sheriff Smith made a re
turn trip and arrested Yancey.
Ihe killing grew out of a crap
game, is the report, and on the spot
where the body was found there was
evidence of a struggle. Billingsly's
clothing was torn and the only wound
was a knife thrust 2 or 3 inches be-
low the collar-bone, on the right side,
that severed an artery. The supposi
tion is that one or more held him
wnue ne was nueu, as ne was a
powerful man, weighing 200 pounds.
An inquest was held and the verdict
implicated Sanders and Goodrich.
M. H. Carroll was foreman. Yancey
has recently been a day hand at F.
B. Lacy's. Billingsly lived at Ben
Bradshaw's. All three of the men
are in jail and the examining trial
will be held Thursday.
Negro Man Survives a Most
Frank Davie, who resides on Mr.
Frank Stowe's farm, near Church
Hill, had his throat cut Saturday af
ternoon while in the city. Davie de
clined to say who cut him, stating
that two other negroes were in a
fight and in attempting to separate
them he received the wound. The
gash in his neck was six inches long
and the jugular was severed. He
lost much blood and it took quick
work of a surgeon to stop the flow,
It took fifteen stitches to close the
wound, after both ends of the jugu
Iar been tied.
Davie was able to. be taken to his
home the same afternoon and the
chances are that he will recover.
Owensboro Wakes Up.
Come on with your bitulithic
streets, Mayor Hickman. Extend the
work out Frederica street at least to
Griffith avenue, and up Thitd street
to Daviess. The Messenger will
cheerfully pay its part and help out
the Y. M. C. A. on its part, also
Good streets for Owensboroand good
roads for Daviess county should be
the motto of every progressive citi
zen. Owensboro Messenger.
Mr. and Mrs. Urey Woodson, of Ow.
ensboro, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Miss Janey Wood
son, to Mr. William E. Overstreet
The wedding will take place on June
Married U Memphis.
Lawrence Hord, son of Mrs. J, G.
Hord, of this city and Misa Mary
rbox were married in Mwpma
refwo ip wempjiit, jor antral
Shot To Death By A Negro
Seeking To Koh Com
missary. KILLED WHEN HE APPEARED.
Remains Brought Here For
' Internment Yesterday
Mr.' Ferrell had taken his wife
and children into Birmingham that
morning and had returned in the
afternoon. Late in the night he
heard a suspicious noise about the
commissary, which wasin a sepa
rate building near the dwelling
house. He arose and went out to
investigate, firing a pistol into 'the
ground to frighten off the- thief. A
negro man was under the commis'
sary armed with a shotgun and fired
upon him with both barrels. One
load took effect in his left arm and
the other in' the left side of his
bowels. He lived fifteen minutes,
conscious to the last.
Dogs were put on the trail at once
and went straight to the cabin of a
negro man who was found feigning
sleep with a shotgun in his house
and his shoes still wet with dew. A
negro man had been seen to run
away. He had a fifteen-year-old
boy with him, who had been playing
about the mines only the day before.
Both negroes were arrested and
the lynching of the murderer was
The body accompanied by Mrs.
Ferrell, Maj. Taliaferro, his father.-
in-law, and Mr. George Conners, his
cousin, arrived here yesterday morn
ing. It was met by a number of
friends and taken to the home of
Airs. J. 0. Ferrell, on South Main
Chiles Clifton Ferrell was born
near Greenville, S. C. August 20,
1865. He was the only son and child
of James Overton and Elizabeth
Austin Ferrell. He was 8 years old
when his father came to Hopkins
ville and his education was be
gun in his father's school here
from 1875 to 1881. He graduated
from Vanderbilt University with
A. B. degree in 1885 and with A. M.
the following year. He was in
structor of Greek in Vanderbilt from
1885 to 1889. In 1889 he became a
student at the University of Leipsic,
Germany, from which he took the
degree of Ph. D. in 1892. He
traveled extensively in Great Britain,
Germany, Switzerland, Austria and
Italy and in 1894 took a course in
Paris and in 1902 returned to Berlin
for a summer course. He became
professor in modern languages at
the University of Mississippi, at Ox
ford, in 1983 and remained there until
1907. He was a member of the Mod
ern Language Association of Ameri
ca, and was a member of the Van
derbilt Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
He was married at Birmingham,
Ala., August 16, 1899 to MissTenney,
Marr Taliaferro, who survives him.
Of three children born to them two
survive, Chiles Clifton, Jr., agi 9
and James Overton, aged 3.
In 1907 Mr. Ferrell gave up his
work as an educator and went into
business with his father-in-law in
Birmingham. Since that time he
had moved to a suburb of Birming
ham, 25 miles out, and was engaged
in coal mining, having recently
opened the Pratt mine.
Funeral services were held at the
First Baptist church at 3:30 o'clock
by Rev. C. M. Thompson and the
interment was jn Riverside ceme
tery. The pall-bearers were former
Bcnoo.TmKs ot we. ueceweu or pu-
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pus or n wuier -ueo. & uary. ira -
ij.Bmiin, a. woomnuge, y. a.
Glass, A. W. Wood, R A. Rogers,
W. T.Cooper and Chas.M. Meacham.
THE LOCAL ACCOUNT
Birmingham, Ala., May 2. Dr.
Chiles 'Clifton Ferrell, president of
the Export Pratt Coal Company, 1
with mines forty miles in iim
Presents His Claims to the
Voters of Christian
HEARD BY" GOOD CROWD.
Able Lieutenant Governor Has
Many Warm Friends
Lieut. Gov. Edward J. McDer-
mott spoke here yesterday after
noon in the interest of his candi
dacy for Governor. Mr. McDer-
mott arrived on an early train and
spent the forenoon meeting the peo
ple on the streets. He was intro
duced by Judge Walter Knight and
the crowd that greeted him was
large and representative. This
brief article cannot go into a detail
ed report of his speech, which was
published in the daily papers of
Sundav. It was substantially a
repetition of the Owensboro speech
Mr. McDermott makes a strong
presentation of his claims, based on
his familiarity with State affairs and
his knowledge of the state's needs.
He defined his position on the prohi
bition Question as an original advo
cate of the present platform of the
Gov. McDermott is popular in this
county, his ability and fitness for
the honor he seeks being admitted
DIED IN SPRINGFIELD
Remains of Richard Harris In
terred Here Yesterday.
Rirhsrd Hani3on. formerly of
this city, died in Springfield, Tenn.,
Sunday, after a long illness of ps
ralysis. The remains were brought
here yesterday morning and interred
in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Harrison was a son of the
late Byron Harrison and was reared
in this city. He resided in Esrling
ton some years ago and liter lived
in Providence. Ky. He had been a
a resident of Springfield for several
The deceased was about 60 years
old. His wife and one chi d survive.
part of the county was shot to death
this morning about 1:30 o'clock when
went to Investigate barking by his
ittle dog, suspecting that the com
missary ot the company was being
Several times recently the store of
the company had been broken into
and Dr. Ferrell, who resided across
the road from the store, decided
to keep a close watch. Hearing the
dog this morning he rushed hastily
to the outside of the house with a
pistol and then two shots were
heard, one of a pistol and the other
of a shotgun. ' Dr. Ferrell was
picked up later mortally wounded
with buckshot wounds in head and
chest, from which he died forty
Two negroes charged with the
crime were arrested and held.
Dr. Ferrell graduated at Heidel
i . i j? t
oerg ana ior iweive years was pro
fessor of Germanic languages in the
University of Mississippi. He mar
ried MIss,Tennie Taliaferro of Birm
ingham, and is survived br a widow
and two little sons. He came to
Birmingham district and went into
. the coal mining business a few years
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uku. ms remuujb were laxen 10
Hopkinsville, Ky., for burial.
Yesterday's Nashville Tenneisean
Bald of Wm. ..,, FerreI, was a br,
iiant Btudent at Vanderbilt ami wn
electeil to the Phl Beta KanT,a .
orBrv fratemitv after tht frt0..
nlty was founded here. He was
well-known in Nashville, especially
to the older Vanderbilt graduates,
some of his classmates still living in
Nashville. News of his deatb will be
received with aorrpw in Nashville
ami UnnltinsvllU. his nll Km,
ONE ENGLISH JVARSIHP SUNK.
Three Merchant Vessels, In;?
eluding One American,
London, May 3. A German sub
marine on Saturday sank the old .
British destroyer Recruit off the Gal- '
loper lightship, in the North sea, but "
the score was more than eqalized by
other British destroyers, which, af- .
ter a stern chase overtook and sank- -
the two German torpedo boats that
had accompanied the submarine on
Some of the crew of the Recruit
were rescued by the trawler Daisy,
but as the submarine fired on the)
fishermen they were compelled to
leave the others to their fate. The
British destroyers rescued most of
the crews of the German torpedo
boats and two officers were picked
up by a passing steamer and taken
Besides these incidents in the North
sea the German submarines contin-
ued their operations off the Scilly
Islands and in addition to torpedoing;'
the American tank steamer Gulflight
whose captain died of shock and or
which two men were drowned, sank
the French steamer Europe and the
British steamer Fulgent, the captain
of the latter vessel being shot and
Beyond this there is little war
news. The Germans claim an ad
vance in their raid into the Russian
Baltic provinces, and after defeating:
the Russians, to have reached the
region southwest of Mitau, which is 1
well on the road to Riga.and, if they
are in strong force, they shouldt
prove a serious menace to Russian
communications. It is believed here. .
however, that the movement is noth
ing more than a raid, and the Rus
sians profess not to be disturbed
There has been no further bom-
bardment of Dunkirk, which wondd'
seem to indicate that the Germans"
only had one big gun in nosition.nrvi
that the French airmen have madf-
o uncomfortable for the mm
crew that it has been withdrawn. As
a reply to this bombardment the
French have brought one of their
big guns to bear on one of the forts
on the south front of the fortress of
Along the rest of the western
front, attacks and counter attacks
continue, but no battle of import
ance has developed out of them.
It appears that the Turkish report
that the Asiatic part of the Darda
nelles Is free of the invaders was
correct, the French having gone
ashore there only to make the land
ing of the British on the other side
easier, and this accomplished, have
been withdrawn, doubtless to land
at some other point. News of these
operations is awaited with the great
interest, as. for the moment, they
are considered among the most im
portant of the war. ' "
Miss Mamie Cashman, daughter
of Rsv. W. F. Cashman, of Russell
ville, formerly of this city, andG. M.
Lafferty, of Casey, III., were mar
ried Sunday morning, tho bride's
father officiating. After a visit of
a ftw days in Louisville, the couple
will go to the Pacific coast to attend
Mrs. R. L. Nickols, of Oak Grove'
reports thehacthlng of a chicken on
day last week that had three well de
veloped legs. '
Misa Anne Morgan, the famous
financier's daughter, advises girls te
marry when the right than coaiav
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