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COLUMBIA, ADAIR COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 9 1915.
Leeks Bad for M. 0. Winfrey.
Kentucky Fair Dates.
Notice M. W. A.
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The daily papers, of last Thursday,
contained a very damaging account of
the doings of Prof M. O. Winfrey,
who has been. the principal of the pub
lic Schools of Middlesboro for several
years. He is charged with performing
a criminal operation on Miss Nannie
Lynn, a twenty year old teacher who
was employed in the same school. She
charges that Winfrey ruined her at
the beginning of the last school year
in September, under promise of mar
riage. He is forty-nine years old and
is divorced from his wife, who was a
Glasgow girl, and who now lives in
Winfrey was indicted in the Bell
circuit court last Wednesday. He is
out on a $3,000, bond and claims it is a
case of black mail. It is said that ex
citement is running high in Middles
boro. Winfrey was born and reared in the
extreme eastern portion of Adair
Died In Nashville.
Mr. Dudley Williams, an only broth
er of Mrs. Sarah Bradshaw, of this
place, died at his home in Nashville,
Tenn., Friday morning at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Williams was a native of Cumber
land county, and was a gentleman
who stood high in the community
where he resided. He left one other
sister in thiscounty, Mrs. R P. Breed'
ing, of Breeding, and a sister in Bar
ren county, Mrs. H. K. Turk.
Armed with a requisition, Mr. S. H
Mitchell, Sheiff of Adair county, went
to Petersburg, 111., last week, return
ing with Frank Renf ro, who is charged
with seduction. The girl in the case
is a daughter of Mr. Dick Burton, and
it is our understanding that Renfro
will marry her, and eventually pro
ceedings will be astoped. The wed
ding took place Friday.
Had Entered Her Second Century.
Mrs. Nancy Acre, who was one hun
dred years old the 10th of last May,
died, at her home, two 'miles from
Roy, this county, Wednesday, Tune
2nd. She is the last of a' family of
brothers and sisters, two of 'tier .broth
ers living to be over one hundred years
each. Mrs. Acre retained her mental
faculties up to the time of he r death. v
Locoal Papers. Take Notice.
Springfield, Lebanon, Campbells-'
ville andBardstown papers will please
make note of the big pike meeting at'
Columbia on Friday, the 11th, and
-urge their respective counties to send
strong delegations. The short route
Is what we are after and quick steps
must be taken. The Tennessee coun
ties on the line of the short route
have already voted bonds, and they
are anxious for the Kentucky coun
ties to act and to act at once. A
'Chattanooga capitalist proposes to
build the bridge across Cumberland
river. There has never been such an
opportunity for the named Kentucky
counties to get a -thoroughfare that
will be of untold benefit, not only lo
cally, but to a large portion of the
Big Pike Meeting.
Nelson, Washington, Marion, Tay
lor, Adair, Russell and Clinton county
citizens are urged to attend a pike
meeting in Columbia, Friday, June 11.
The object of the meeting is to per
f ect an organization and make a fight
for the Short Route highway from
.Louisville to Chattanooga. The Ten
nessee counties along the route have
already voted bonds, and it is now up
to the Kentucky counties to do their
part. This pike, if built, will benefit
the counties through which it will
pass more thau a trunk railway line.
Tennessee will be represented at the
Columbia meeting, and all counties
interested should send an enthusias-
A government official was here last
week, inspecting for the foot and
mouth disease. We are informed that
, he found the cattle of Adair county
in good condition, free from disease.
The'District Conference, which was
held at Tompkinsville, was a very suc
cessful one, a deep interest biing man
ifested from the beginning until the
closing. All the charges Bwere rep
resented either by a minister or lay
men. The reports showed that Meth
odism was growing in the district.
The Conference was presided over by
Rev. W. F Hogard, and during the
session many interesting talks were
made and several able sermons. To
fahow that the work of Presiding Eld
er Hogard was highly appreciated,
Conference presented him with a gold
watch. The next District Conference
will be held at Jamestown in June,
1916. Messrs. Edward Hill, F. C.
Land, J. T. Goodman and T. K. Chism
were elected delegates, on the first
ballot, to attend the annual Confer
ence which will convene in Hartford
the last of September.
At the Weed post-office in this coun
ty, a case of pellagra has developed.
Mr. JohnSneed is the victim. He has
a wife and five children and they are
in a distressing condition. About a
year ago Mr. Sneed got one of his legs
hurt and since that accident the dis
ease has developed. Dr. U. L. Tay
lor, the County Health Officer, called
to see him Thursday, and he states
that there is not a doubt but Mr.
Sneed is afflicted with pellagra.
The wool market continues brisk.
Mr. Sara Lewis has bought over five
thousand pounds in the last ten days.
Official Call for Republican Coun
The Republicans of Adair county
are hereby called to meet in mass con
vention at the Court House inXJolum
biaKy., at one o'clock p. m., on Sat
urday, June 12, 1915, for the purpose
of selecting delegates to attend the
State convention, called to be held in
the city of Lexington, Ky., at 12:30
o'clock p. m., June 15 1915, for the
purpose of adopting a platform embod
ying the principles upon which the
Republican party and Its. nominees
will ask.the support of the Erectors of
Kentucky at the -November election,
1915. All known.Republipans, includ
ing former Progressives who now
claim to be Republicans, have a right
tn nrfip.inat,A .in- this: (convention.
Adair county, isntitle&tot vote-? U
tne state convention. ar
30-3t -hWx. E SaHdefs, Chairman.',
Mrs. Geot-Wr-Lowe sold, jlast week,
Mrs. W. P.' Summers", a fine piano
player for 8600."' K;is one of the fin
est instruments' in Columbia.
Cards have been received here an
nouncing the marriage of Rev. E. C.
Hamilton, formerly pastor of the
Presbyterian Church at Marrowbone
Cumberland county, to Miss Elanora,
Talbott, sister of Dr. Talbott, of
Burkesville. The ceremony took place
in Cincinnati. The groom is a broth
er of Rev. Frederic A. Hamilton, this
place. He is now pastor of a Church
Wanted, pasture for two mares
with colts. Jo M. Harris,
Predict Wet Summer.
Old people who watch signs in dis
cerningthe weather for the future
are confident that we are to have a
wet summer. The predictions are
based upon the fact the crawfish are
not building mounds this spring, but
end the holes abruptly at the top of
the ground. This sign is relied upon
absolutely by many old people and ac
cording to them is unfailing. In sea
sons when the weather is to be dry
the crawfish build high mounds. From
the fact that they have no mounds at
all this spring it is indicated that the
summer will be exceedingly wet.
Every body in Columbia will be glad
when the house cleaning season is
over. A person never knows how.
much dust accumulates in carpets un
til cleaning up day arrives. It is a
very tiresome day to women folks, and
the men are glad when the task has
been completed, and the dwelling look
ing like a new pin
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 2. Chas.
E. James, president and director of
the Dixie Highway Associatton, for
warded his resignation last night to
the chairman of the commission that
fixed the route of the proposed road
in a letter which declared the commis
sion exceeded its authority in desig
nating more than one route through
Mr. James announced ic was his
purpose to build a "short line" through
Tennessee and Kentucky to the Ohio
river "to Cincinnati or Louisville, or
both," and that the Dixie Highway
Association was given scant consider
ation either in Chattanooga or Louisville.
Carload of Superior Wheat Drills
and Deering Binders for sale at right
prices. Good stock of binder twine.
Better buy early. J. H. Phelps,
29-6t Jamestown. Ky.
The Pearl Industry.
We learn from parties, who live on
Cumberland river, that as soon as the
stream gets low, the pearl industry
will be lively. Beginning about the
middle of July the banks will be lined
with men, who open the mussels as
fast as they are grabbed and landed.
Some very valuable pearls have been
found between , Rowena and Creels
boro, and a number of citizens, who
do not go to the river, deal in them,
the local buyer sending to New York
market. Quite a number of pearls
have been found in the past that
brought over one hundred dollars each.
The men who go out in the river to do
the grabbing are generally employed
by speculators at so much a day for
An Ideal Citizen.
There is a gentleman in this town,
known to us all, who is just about our
ideal of a good citizen.
He is making his money here, he is
raising and educating his family here,
and he expects to live here and die
When he has money to spent he
first looks carefully over the adver
tisements in .this paper. If he finds
what he wants he goes there and gives
that merchant the first opportunity.
In every 'thing he buys he give&-the
home merchant the preference. -
He occasionally buys -articles, from
abroad, But they are cases wherein he
canno''find that which he'seeks in his'
)wri c'ommunity. , '.
'He believes in his home town, and
because he does believe in it and in
tends to continue to live in it he
grasps every possible means of advanc
ing its interests by keeping his money
in circulation ac home.
He, to our mind, is the ideal cit
izen. Would that he were multiplied a
For we need more of him.
I keep on hands a, full stock of
coffins, caskets, and robes. I also keep
Metallic Caskets, and Steel Boxes and
two hearses. Prompt service night or
day. Residence Phone 29, office
45-1 yr J. F. Triptett,
Ad Columbia. Ky.
A great many people brought their
children to Columbia last Monday to
see the animals. Others come to see
the whole show down to and includ
ing the raising of the canvass.. The
show went from here to Russell
I will make switches, one or three
stem, 50 cents. Send hair by mail
or otherwise. Sue Marshall,
Mr. T. C. Davidson commenced us
ing snap beans, grown in hisarden,
the first of last week. We saw a sam
ple and it was of fine size.
E. James, of Chatta
-, has resigned as Presi
dent of the Dixie Highway organiza
tion, and will devote his time and mon
ey in -buirdinjrthe shprfc route from
Louisville'w CKattoMpp, takiar-hi
the counties' of ' ifelseo, .Waehingtoni
Marionv, "Tivlor, Adair, Russell and
The following are the dates fixed
for holding the Kentucky Fairs for
1915, as far as reported. Officers of
fairs are requested to report to us any
omissions or corrections of dates:
Danville, July 213 days.
Mt. Sterling, July 21 4 days.
Harrodsburg, July 27 4 days
Winchester, July 284 days
Blue Grass Fair, Lexington, Aug.
Taylorsville, Aug. 34 days.
Burkesville, Aug. 104 days.
Vanceburg, Aug. 114 days.
Broadhead, Aug. 113 days
Perryville, Aug. 113 days
Fern Creek, Aug. 114 days
Sanders, Tri-County Fair, Aug. 11
Shepherdsyille, Aug. n-i days
Lawrenceburg, Aug. lTi days
Columbia, Aug. 17 4 days
Stanford, Aug. 183 days
Eminence, Aug. 193 days
Ewing, Aug. 193 days
London, Aug. 24 1 days
Nicholasville, Aug. 243 days
Elizabethtown, Aug. 243 days
Shelbyville, Aug. 244 days
Germantown, Aug. 25 i days
Florence, Aug. 263 days"
Alexandria, Aug. 315 days
Somerset, Aug. 31 1 days
Grayson, Sept. I--4 days
Barbourville, Sept. 13 days
Hodgenville, Sept. 73 days
Henderson, Sept 75 days
Kentucky State Fair, Louisville,
Sept. 136 days
Owensboro, Sept. 215 days
Horse Cave, Sept. 22 1 days
Glasgow, Sept. 294 days
Adairville, Sept. 303 days
Cave City, Oct. 46 days
Murray, Oct. 64 days.
50,000 boards for sale. Casey Jones'
The Rapid Transit Company, Lex
ington, has rented Mr. J. T. Page's
Garage, sent check for same and stat
ed that the company would be oper
ating between Columbia nd Camp,
bellsville in a few days. The company
will first start a large f icight car.J
Died. . " ;
"Arthur; asonJof.Mr. and Mrs.r3Buof
Triplett, who live on, Disappointment,
died laat Wednesday--mqrning. He
victim. of typhoid, fever. ' His death
brought great sorrow to his -parents,
brothers and sisters, and also to his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Triplett. this place. His funeral and
burial was largely attended. When
death comes, the living must look to
God for comfort.
Monday, the 21st inst., circuit court
will convene in Jamestown, and doubt
less a large crowd will be in attend
ance. This paper will be represented
the two first days and parties who
may have business with the office will
be given an opportunity to see the
The first day of the Russell circuit
court, which convenes at Jamestown
Monday week, the candidates for dis.
trict offices and also for county offices
are expected to speak to the people.
Mr. George Morrison, who lives in
the Tabor neighborhood, was bitten,
last Wednesday morning, on the right
hand by a copper head - snake. In a
few minutes his hand was terribly
swollen and he suffered greatly. Dr.
Mrs. I. C. Curry, who lives in the
Cane Valley section, had her ten
months old girl baby in town laat
Wednesday. The child's head com
menced to grow when it was two
months old,and it is now larger than a
peck 'basket. The mother of the
child stated that a county physician
nrnnonnip.d thfi affliction. "dronsvof
the head' It vjas a remarkable sighC I
and many called at Mrs. Walker's !
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store to see it. rt v t
The Bible School'oLMebbdss ppw,
in progfeW at J&e dhxistfaa, church,
the attendance being 'good, .and' the
information that is being obtained
All members of Columbia Camp No.
12502, Modern Woodmen of America,
are urged to be present at their lodge
room on Monday night, June 14.
There will be important business to
come before the order.
F. A. Rosenbaum, C..
. J. C. Strange, Clerk.
Buy home bread, baked every day
by Mrs Trabua Wickliff. 32 It
After having many calls we have de
cided to work lumber at the follow
ing prices: Flooring $1.00 per hundred;
cornish and casing, 90 cents per hun
dred, old fashioned weather boarding,
50 cents per hundred; ceiling, 80
cents per hundred; dressing and re
sawing weatherboarding,. $1 00 per
hundred; dressing and re-sawing ceil
ing. $1.20 hundred; ripping lumder, 30
cents per hundred; ripping and re
sawing hogshead lumber, 50 cent per
hundred Sandusky Bros.
Mr. Eugene Newman, writing from
Washington, D. C, to the Edmonton
News, makes the statement that he
thinks he was acquainted with Mrs.
Nancy Acre, of this county, who died
last week at the age of one hundred
years and twenty-three days. It is in
his mind that Mrs. Acre was the wife
of a tinner by that name who once
lived in Columbia and who removed
from this place to Metcalfe county.
A different woman altogether. We
do not know that she wbs related to
the Tinner Acre. Her husband was
Green Acre, a first cousin to the late
Gov. Preston H. Leslie. Edmonton
News please copy.
At a meeting of the city council
Monday night McCandless & Russell
were given a franchise to operate an
electric light plant in Columbia. Mr.
A. H. Ballard was awarded the con
tract to furnish the city lights for
five years at $1,000 per year, the lights
to run all night, beginning the first
week of September. The bid of Mc
Candless & Russell was $900 per year,
Mr. Ballard's $1,000.
Miss Laura Smith, of this place, has ,
been awarded a life certificate to teach .
by' the Commonwealth of Kentucky.,,.
It will be remembered that last' .yearv
Miss'Laura won the. State 'prize for thev
best? moonlight1, school stbrywritten .
bz.the teacher.' - The certificate, was v
bestowed upon a wo"rthyyioung'wom-an,-whb"merited
the rionaiL .
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Qjuartetljr meeting next Saturday
and-Sundayat Clear Spring.
"pne of thethree merr who picked up
the silver pocket book- on-'Burkesville
street, June. 7th, will please return to
this office and -receive liberal reward.
The parties are known. r
The June number of the Review of
Reviews is of great interest to those
who want to keep up with the war.
The stories are impartially written
the writers dealing in facts. Forme
United States Senator Beverage has
an article in this number. He has
been in the war zone and he writes of
occurrences he actually witnessed.
All the stories are illustrated and are
written by the best of writers. Ad
dress Review of Reviews, 30 Irving
Place, New York, N. Y.
Mr. Elmer Colvin, of Keltner, and
Miss Nina Rogers, of Pickett, were
issued licenses to marry one day last
Coffee Down Again.
Pilgrim Fresh Roasted
Russell & Co.
Mr. W. T. McFarland and Mr. H.
C. Feese are building an addition to
the residence of Mr. R?. K. Young,
who lives one and a half miles out of
Come to the big pike meeting to be
held at Columbia, next Friday, the 11th
Last tail tt Patrons.
All patrons who have not yet er;
changed their old books for the newly
adopted school text books .will please
do so at once, if they wish to get any
thing for their old books.
Tobiae Huffaker, SupL -