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Christian County, Kentucky / W.T. Fowler. Fowler, W. T. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-109-27905156 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Christian County, Kentucky / W.T. Fowler. Fowler, W. T. s.n., [Hopkinsville, Ky. : 1915]  p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Coleman Cover title. Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1993. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN02772.03 KUK) Printing Master B92-109. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Christian County (Ky.) Description and travel. Christian County flI HIIOKINSVI 1 Lb 11 HIGHI SCHOOLW ace K.JE;NTUCKYD IC E _____TL i_______ HOTEL LATHAM -- Hopkinsville's Handsome Hostelry -mm- - Introductory. Thi s little booklet had its genesis in the suggestion that each member of the Morgan party be required to write an article for his county paper upon his return home. In order to make the task easy, we have collected a few facts relating to Christian county as a farm- ing and industrial center. The work has been thrown together hastily and does not do our farming interests justice. We regret that in the arrangement of the itinerary only a small section of the county can be seen. Some of the very best farms in the county have no mention in the leaflet. We were compelled to use such pictures a.s were on hand. We respectfully dedicate the Leaflet to Geoffrey Morgan whose labors have been an inspiration to the agricultural growth of the Pennyrile and whose effort to cultivate a spirit of cordiality and co-operation between the farmers of Central Kentucky and Western Kentucky is his greatest contribution to the progress, enlightment and betterment of Industrial Kentucky. Yours for success, W. T. FOWLER. c "Not the oldest nor yet the youngest; not the richest nor yet the poorest; not the largest nor yet the least; but take it all in all, for men and women, for flocks and herds, for fields and skies, for happy homes and loving hearts, the best place outside of heaven the good Lord ever made,"-- AND Christian County is Her Fairest Daughter. 0. Rentuckv P P. 4e .46957 AOP A97 Christian County, Population (Based on 1910 Census) 42,000 COUNTY OFFICIALS OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY. County Judge ........ Walter Knight County Attorney ............ Ira D. Smith Circuit Clerk......... Walter Radford County Clerk......... Lucian J. Harris Sheriff ......... Jewell W. Smith County Superintendent of Public Schools ................. L E. Foster County Engineer ................................... J. H. Dilllman Conuty Agriculturist .................................. S. E. Puckett Coroner............ Dr. 0. E. Wright Jailer............ . A. E. Mullin County Assessor .......................--.----.-.... W. J. McGee Poor Commissioner ..... ................. G. E. Baynham President Christian County Good Roads Association..Holland Garnett President Christian Co. Crop Improvement Association..W. T. Fowler County Surveyor.... .................. M. G. Moore Keeper of County Farm ...... ................ Alonzo Elgin County Physician .......................--.-.... Dr. F. P. Thomas Delinquent Tax Collector .. ...................... E. W. Coleman MAGISTRATES. District No. I-T. H. Moore. District No. 2-J. M. Morris. District No. 3-Sylvester Reese. District No. 4G eorge P. Rives. District No. 5-L. D. Rogers. District No. 6-C. L. Dade. District No. 7-F. Lh Hamby. District No. 8-E. W. Woodburn. COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH. Dr. J. H. Rice, Secretary; Dr. G. W. Lovan, Dr. 0. L. Barnes, J. B. Allensworth, Judge Walter Knight. Hopkinsville, County Seat Christian County, Popllation 13,500 Hopkinsville Has the Second Largest Tobacco Market in the World A Bit of History. SOME FACTS ABOUT KENTUCKY'S GREATEST AGRICULTURAL COUNTY. Christian county was organized in 1797, and originally embraced all the territory west of Green River, and was as large as the State of Massachusetts. She gave off, at succeeding intervals, such lands as she could not utilize profitably, and there was thus formed the splen- did counties of Webster, Todd. Henderson, Union, Daviess, Hopkins, and others. Christian, as the parent county, kept the best lands for her own. These lands are now famous for the production of a,lI crops which grow In the Temperate zone. Area, 725 square miles, or 484,000 acres. This is by far the largest agricultural county in the State second only in area, to Pike county. Population based on 1910 census, 42,000. Christia,n county has for its capital one of the most beautiful and pro- gressive cities in the State. Hotel Latham, her principal hostelry, in commodious and resplendent, and under its present efficient marnage- ment is one of the best hotels in the State. Christian county is the banner wheat county in Kentucky. She produces one-tenth of the wheat grown in the State. She holds the State record on the highest yield of wheat per acre. Mr. J. J. Gar- rott, of Pembroke, Kentucky, made a. field average of 63 bushels per acre. A crop record of 40 bushels per acre is not unusual among a large number of her best farmers. Her wheat in quality is the best. and always tops the market. She produces more bushels of corn than any other county in the State. TOBACCO INDUSTRY. Christian county raises more dark tobacco than any other county in the State. Our soil - s adapted to the growth of the export to- baccos. Christian county grows 15,000,000 pounds annually, 75 per cent of which goes abroad. Hopkinsville Is the largest dark tobacco market in the world. She handles 30 million pounds annually. The tobacco crop alone brings an annual dividend to our growers of nearly one million and a half dollars. While Corn is king and Wheat is Queen, our Tobacco crop pays the bills. Hopkinsville has some oi the greatest tobacco plants, warehouses and loose floors to be found anywhere. These buildings represent an investment of over one mil- lion dollars. These tobaccoes are re-handled and specially prepared for the various European countries. Each of these countries acre represented on our market by a direct agent, who are in most instances local to- bacconists. These tobaccos are consumed by England. France, Ger- many, Austria, Italy and Scandinavian Europe. About 75 per cent of our product goes to these countries annually; the remaining 25 per cent supplies practically all the snuff used in the United States, also a certain grade of cigars and stogies, for which there is an ever in- crea,sing demand. There are a large number of independent fac- tories that rehandle and prepare tobaccos on order. The Railroad Facilities of Christian Cotint' ore Ursurpassed Christian County has an Up-to-Date Creamery Her metropolis-Hopkinsville--is the second largest tobacco market in the world. She has the most commodious and best equipped High School in the State. This building was erected in 1913, and is the pride of both county and city. She has the best wheat market in the South. Her milling industry is the largest in the State outside of Louis- ville. Her three flouring mill plants have a capacity of 2,500 bax- rels of flour per day. She is the home of the famous Mogul Wagon, which is doing service throughout the United States and is fast gaining favor in the Old World. This wagon plant covers 15 acres of ground, and has a capacity of 12,000 per year. There are six live, progressive, thrifty towns within the borders of Christian county, in the order of size and importance as follows: Hopkinsville, population 13,000; Pembroke, Crofton, Lafayette, Fair- view, Gra cey. Christian county has five ra'lroads passing into or through its borders. There is no section of the county but what is convenient to a railroad station: L. N. R. R., main line from St. Louis to Pensa- cola; L N. R. R., Princeton ClaXksville Division; I. C. R. R., Evansville Division; T C. R. R., from Hopkinsville to Nashville and other Southern points, Cadiz R. R., from Gracey to Cadiz, Ky. These railroads are busy lines. are well equipped and bear a. large share of our tax burdens. Christian count, is the home of the Western State Hospital, which is one of th" handsomest and most substantial of our State institutions. The buildings have cost approximately 400,000. A model dairy barn and hog house has just been completed. More King Drags are in use on Christian county's public roads than any other county in the State. She has more miles of maca- damized 'roads than any other county West of Louisville. She ha.s approximately 350 miles of macadamized roads. All the main roads leading into Hopkinsville are now macadamized, a number of them to the adjoin'ng county or State line. Christian county was the first county in the State to employ an Agricultural Agent or Adviser. This employment was made before State aid was available. Her first venture was to employ a young, obscure Englishman named Geoffrey Morgan, who has in more recent years acquired some reputation and fame. It is with some 'degree of modesty we claim him as one of Christian county's products. Christian county was the birth-place of Jefferson Davis. He was born at Fairview on June 3, 1808. The Russellville Pike leads from Hopkinsville to Fairview. just 9 miles. The Jefferson Davis Memorial Park has been formally ded'cated and Is now open to the public. This park is located on the Davis farm. When finally com- pleted it will be in every way an appropriate and fitting memorial to the distinguished leader of "The Lost Cause." Cbrist an county was the home of Adelbert, the King of the American Stud. This noble horse was owned by Williams Radford. He produced more winners than any other stud in America. His fame was on two continents. His colts sold at Sara.toga Park, N. Y., Christian Countv has Sixteen Active Farmers Clubs Christian County is -the, Home of Brumfield and Keeling Strawberries annually for an average 5.000 each. One yearling colt sold for 20,000. Christian county is now the home of "Imperator" 46291, the greatest lyving Duroc Jersey Boar. The proud owner of this noble animal is Mr. John H. Williams, of Pembroke, Kentucky. Imperator is the sensational grand champion of 1914. Christian county is one of the first to establish and conduct ex- periments in tobacco, wheat and corn raising. More than twenty farmers conducted experiments last year for either the National or State Experiment Stations. Mr. John Ford, of Church Hill, has had a government expert in charge of experiments on his faxrm for ten successive years. We were one of the first counties in the State to adopt the Serum Treatment for Hog Cholera. Our farmers have been taught to vaccinate their own hogs. Our hog erop is now one of our best crops. Scientific methods of sanitation are being employed and our present County Agent during 1915 has not found a single case of Hog Cholera. Christian county was one of the first ten to employ a Girls' Can- ning Club Agent. Under the efficient direction of Mrs. Eloise Graves, this work has grown in public favor until we now have over 100 girls in the Canning Clubs in the county. Christian county has appropriated 2,500 to purchase a site for the County Hospital. She has been assigned a District Nurse who will enter on her work June 1. 1915. This agent is the most ad- vanced step the Government has yet made looking to the complete sanitation of rural sections. The Pennyroyal Fair Grounds have been pronounced the most attractive and beautiful in the State, outside of the State Falr Grounds in Louisville. Fair Day in Christ an county has become a carnival of art, music and entertainment for all of Western Ken- tucky. The races here have attracted some of the best horses in the country. The premium list eclipses any premium list offered by a County Fair. A visit to this Fair will convince any one of the wealth and progress of Kentucky's best agricultural county. Christian County is the Home of the Mogul Farm Wagon ,. . The Western State Hospital is Located in Christian County Christian county's metropolis is one of the largest mule markets in the South. There are sold for the export trade in Christian coun- ty annually no less than 3,000 mules. These are bought principally by the cotton growers of the South. Hopkinsville as a mule market exceeds Nashville and is equal to Bowling Green. A large number of mules have been purchased and sold to the governments of Europe for war service. Christian county has sixteen active Farmers' Clubs. These clubs are being supplied with free circulating libraries from the Kentucky Library Commision. There are two active Grange Lodges in the county, one at Church Hill, organized in 1873; the other, Wheatland Grange, a recent organ- ization. Farmers' Clubs have regular monthly meetings, and our County Agent pays regular visits to these clubs and takes part in the discus- sion. These clubs have been an inspiration to agriculture and stock raising throughout the county. Christian county has one of the most up-to-date telephone systems In the State. She was the first county to have installed a flash-light system, giving free service to all residents, including the towns, within the county. There are 2,400 telephones in th homes of Chris- tian county. Christian county is the home of the Brumfield and Keeling stra.w- berry. This industry is rapidly growing, is no longer an experiment, and Christian county can grow as fine strawberries as any other section of the South. Christian county has an up-to-date creamery, which was in- stalled two years ago by the Peter Fox Sons Company, of Chicago, Illinois. This creamery is on a permanent and profitable basis and Its patrons are steadily increasing. The farmers living within ten miles of Hopkinsville are making tri-weekly deliveries of their cream. Mr. C. B. Petrie, of Fairv-ew, holds the highest record. He is now delivering over two thousand pounds of cream per month. More farmers own automobiles in Christian county than any other farming district of the same area. in the State. Christian county has abundant water-springs, brooks, creeks and rivers. Little River passes entirely through the county, and at its source, nestling in the hills of North Christian, is beautiful Lake Tandy. Tradewater River, Polid River, West Fork of Little River, flow through parts of the county and are noted streams. Montgomery, Clark, Muddy Fork, McFarland Fork, West Fork, Winking Fork, Cold Creek, Piney and Clifty are some of the important streams In the county. The jewel among the springs of the county is the Old Rock Spring on the bank of Little River, in the city of Hopkinsville, whose waters are said to be charmed. Christian county holds the state record for the largest yield of barley per acre. Grown by M. H. Nelson, Jr. Christiajn county is proud of its bequests. The Hon. John C. Latham, of New York, banker and financer, has donated to his be- toved home town. the city of Hopkinsville, and her institutions more than 300OC0. Beautiful Virginia Park, Peace Park, the beautiful Bethel Female College Has a Magnifcent Building on a Beautiful Site in Christian County - 5; We were one of the First Counties in the State to Adopt the Serum Treatment for Hog Cholera Confederate Monument in Riverside Cemetery and Latham Hotel are monuments attesting his love and genrosity. Dr. E. S. Stuart, of Fairview, Kentucky, one of Christian county's ablest and most noted physicians, gave his entire fortune to the erection and equipment of the beautiful Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital, situated on Seven- teenth street in Hopkinsville. Our genial and kind-hearted Will Wilgus, whose smile and generous sympathy had gladened so many hearts and allayed so much distress, recently donated his entire for- tune to the purchase of suitable play grounds for the children of Hopkinsville, whom he so tenderly loved. This park will be purchased and equipped by the Boaxd of Education of the city. The Forbes Manufacturing Company is known throughout the State as public contractors and builders. This company has won wide fame for its integrity and square dealing, and is now one of the largest manufacturing, building and contracting concerns in the state. This company alone gives employment to more than three hundred people. M. C. Forbes, the President of the company, Is one of Hopkinsville's most distinguished citizens. He is a Christian county product, of which he is justly proud, and is known throughout the State. Live Stock Industry. Christian county has great advantages in the breeding and rais- ing of live stock. We raise more tons of clover hay than any other county in the State. Our soil is suited for growing all the clovers. We can ajso grow luxuriant grasses. We have abundant corn and water. Our sanitary and climatic conditions are as good as any in the State. While we are not the leading county In the State in the live stock Industry, we are on the map and are growing rapidly, and some day expect to hold the banner in this industry. Some of our best farmers in recent years have gone into this industry, with a determiantion to win. The following is a partial list of Christian county farmers who are engaged in breeding pure bred live stock, viz: JERSEY CATTLE. H. H. Abernathy, J. R. Atkins. W. Li Gore, Ward Claggett, Atkins Brothers. C. F. Lacey, Mrs. A. H. Cook, W. T. Fowler, J. M. Lacey, James 'M. Mason, T. D. Moore, B. G. Nelson, John B. Trice, J. W. Petrie, Dr. W. S. Sandbach, W. C. Binns, M. H. Nelson, Jr., M. 0. Mason Son, E. A. 'Morris, R. A. Rodgers, R. K. McClendon, M. K. Anderson, R. C. Hopson, C. L. Dade, Will Forgy, N. L. McKee, J. M. Morris, Ferd Schmidt, Drescoll McGowan, G. L. Campbell, C. 0. Wright, G. H. Stowe, Dalton Brothers. SHORT HORN CATTLE. Charles E. Barker, J. J. Robinson, P. B. Pendleton, J. J. Van Cleve, Peter Barker. There are Two Active-Grange-Lodges in Christian County Fancy Saddl and Harness Horses is one of our Specialties HEREFORD CATTLE. Williams Radford, M. T. Hopson, Ben McKnight, Alex Wa.llace. POLLED DURHAI. R. H. McGaughey, L. J. Stewart, Lewis Western, T. C. Jones, W. C. Binns, P. C. Sallee, A. E. Joe Fruit, Frank Lacey, Ben Wood, and Charlie Boyd. ABERDEEN ANGUS CATTLE. Williams Radford, W. A. Glass. Charles Garland, J. E. Mose- ley, S. F. Holloway, W. A. Gla s, Walter Trice. SHROPSHIRE SHEEP. C. L. Dade, C. S. Coleman, Jesse Reeves, W. Gossett, F. M. Dulin. G. Brawner, J. E. NERIVALES NOBLE. Owned by B. G. Nelson, Hopkinsville, Ky. This is an imported son of Noble of Oaklands, Mr. Haggins' great sensational bull. He was bred on the Island of Jersey before Mr. Haggin's Imported Noble of Oaklands. This animal is in every way equal to his famous sire. He has won first honors in every ring in which he has entered. This is one of th'e greatest Jersey Bulls on the continent You should see some of his daughtrs. Christian county is the home of some noble Jerseys. This was the home of Hon. Geo. V. Green, for a long time President of the American Jersey Cattle Club.- He was the owner and imported some great Jerseys. "There can be found in Christian county more of the pure unadul- terated blood of Golden Lad than in any other section of America:" This statement was made recently by e man who has a national rep- utation as a breeder and importer of Jerseys. Christian County has an Abundance of Water-Creeks, Springs, Brooks and Rivers: Thoroughbred Cattle is a Leading Industry in Christian County THOROUIHBRED HORSES. Dr. M. W. Williams, Edgar Renshaw, Thomas Garnett, W. A. Radford, Lucian Cayce, John White, L. H. McKee, H. H. Mallory, Nat Dortch, Ward Claggett, R. A. Russell, F. G. Petrie. THE ADELBERT STUD. Dr. M. W. Williams and Col. Cyrus S. Radford became the owners of Imperial Albert in 1895 They also purchased twelve thoroughbred mares. The produce of these mares placed Albert the premier stal- lion of the United States in 1908, dethroning the great Hanover that had forty two-yeax-olds, besides many older horses running for him. Out of the first lot of twelve yearlings came Mesmerist, the cham- pion two-year-old of his year, winner of 40,000; Bonnibert, winner of the stallion stakes as a tyo-year-old, and won the Brooklyn Derby and held the world's record at Brighton Beach, N. Y., for 1 1-8 miles for several years. Another of Albert's get was Herbert, placed in both the Brooklyn Handicap and Suburban, two of the greatest races in the United States. The produce of Albert and Hoodoo won over 100,000. The produce of Hoodoo sold at public a.uction for 42,000, the best price being 7,000 for her yearlings in 1902. Eighteen year- lings that year averaged 2,100 each. Imp Ornus succeeded Albert in spring of 1906, was used one or two seasons, when the stringent laws of New York State practically put all the breeders of thorough- breds out of busines. Ornus and practically all the mares were sold at a, great sacrifice. In 1910 the Adelbert Stud purchased the Imp. horse Cyclades by the great horse Cyllene and with a small number of mares they have begun to rebuild their stud. After two seasons Cyclades died, and they purchased the great race horse Zeus by Imp. Adam. Adam was by Flying Fox, that sold for 200,000. The first of Zeus' get are now sucklings. Local parties are interested in Zeus. There will be a shipment of fifteen yearlings by Imperial Cyclades to the New York market in August, 1915. STANDARD BRED HORSES. J. J. VanCleve, Cowherd Harris, J. H. Clardy, Elmo Lacey and T. A. King. SADDLE HORSES. Charles E. Barker, B. P. Eubank, J. H. Morris, H. C. Myers, J. E. Stamps, John Williams, J. B. Dougherty, J. W. Riley, J. M. Morris, Ross Myers, L. J. Stewart, Draper Brothers, G. P. Isbell. W. G. Fuller, W. K. Morris, Mrs. S. H. Myers, J H Clardy. JAMK STOCK. J. W. Riley, S. H. Boyd. H. C. Myers, L. J. Stewart, John White, T. W. Pardue. SOUTHDOWN SHEEP. Charles E. Barker, R. H. McGhaughey, T. R. Troendle, T. A. King, P. B. Pendleton. DITROC JERSEY BOGS. J. H. Williams, M. H. Nelson, Jr., M. A. Mason, C. L. Dade, C. S. Coleman, John Garnett, P. B. Pendleton, Harlowe Haile, J. B. Gossett, W. 0. King, Jr., W. B. Belote, G. B. Brewer, Bob Pendleton. If you are Not Chained, Break Loose and Come to Kentucky's Eden We use Our Own Wagons Because they are the Best -- Try The MOGUL BEBJ(SHRES. R. J. Garnett, R. H. McGaughey, Fred Harned, J. M. Morris, C. L. Dade, J. J. Hobinson, E. H. Reynolds. POLAND CHINA SWINE Charles E. Barker, L. J. Stewart. IMPERATOR 46291 Owned by John H. Williams, Pembroke, Ky. We have thought it best to let "Imperator" make his own eulogy, and have arranged for the Forenoon Itinerary tn pass by his pen. We have not done this with a view of making an advertisement for his owner. This animal is so well known he needs no advertisement. The Christian County Fair Attracts More Horses of Merit than any County Fair in the State. Christian - the;County Without a Crop Failure in Its History S. E. PUCKETT, COUNTY AGENT. THE BUSIEST MAN IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY. Mr. Puckett is- years of a ge; single. He comes of a family of farmers. He took full course in Agriculture at Kentucky State College. Puckett has proven a worthy successor of Geoffrey Morgan. He took up the work in Christian county in March, 1915. He Is energetic, affable, kind, generous, and has already become a favorite. He has organized Boys' Corn Clubs in the county in addition to his other work. He is now installing Free Circulating Libraries in all his Parmers' Clubs. He has organized two new clubs and has a date for the organization of a third. This will give Christian county 17 active Farmers' Clubs which meet monthly. He has organized one club for colored farmers, and the colored people are taking much interest In this work. Puckett Is the busiest man in Christian county. He found he could not meet his calls with a horse and buggy. He now rides a Harley-Davison motorcycle. The thing fits him, and as he swings around the curves at auto speed making all his dates just on the dot, it looks as if both Puckett and the motorcycle have "found their place in the sun." We Produce 15 Million Pounds of Export Tobacco Yearly G. H. STOWE'S RESIDENCE. "Prince Hill," the beautiful home of Mlr. G. H. Stowe, on the Canton pike. This is one of Christain county's most productive faxrms. This farm is in the heart of the wheat belt and is famous for its yields of wheat and clover. Mr. Stowe is a neat, progressive farmer. He keeps abreast of the times, and knows the value of conservation. He knows the secrets of maintaining the fertility of his farm, and Prince Hill Farm under his management has grown in fertility and produc- tiveness. This farm Is a model for neatness and general arrange- ment. The master of Prince Hill is a model farmer and a history of Christian county would be incomplete without giving him and his farm a prominent place. ENTRANCE TO "PRINCE HILL FARM." Christian County was One of the First to Establish and Conduct Experiments in Tobacco, Wheat and Corn OIL TRACTOR PULLING DISC AND HARROW. The oil tractor is here doing the service of 40 horses. This is A scene on Prince Hill Farm preparing the seed bed for wheat at one operation. The tractor is pulling 3 cuttaway disc harrows followed by 3 smoothing harows. These harrows are cutting 25 feet in width. The tractor is no longer an experiment. There are no less than a dozen farmers in Christian county who own oil pull tractors, and are putting them into general service, threshing, bailing and plowing. Christian County was One of the First Ten to Employ a Girls' Can- ning Club Agent. Be good - prove your worth - and we will set you in R. E. COOPER, President of the Hopkinsville Business Men's Association. Mr. Cooper is one of the wide-awake, public spirited, pro- gressive citizens of Hopkinsville. Not only is he head of the H. B. hi. A., but he Lis-President of the Hopkinsville Tobacco Board of Trade, and is identified:actively with a number of the leading enterprises of the city and county. Having been actively engaged in the tobacco business for many years, Mr. Cooper is in close touch with the farming in- terests and he is always keenly alive to their needs. The H. B. M. A., under his wide leadership, has been a powerful factor in upbuilding the town and county, and took the lead in organ- izing the Christian County Crop Improvement Association, which gave to Christian county, as one of the very first coun- ties iu the State to take such a step, a County Farm Agent in the person of Geoffrey Morgan. Mr. Cooper is always ready to give his time, his money and his energies to public matters, but especially so when the welfare of the farmer is at stake. rhe MOGUL is Doing Service Throughout the South' 4 am We have One of the Largest Mule Markets in the South Educational Directory OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY. Almost every county and city claims for itself the best schools in its section or state and Christian county is not too modest to claim both. In the first place, she is one of the largest counties in the state and has altogether 11, 587 school children. Second, she is one of the wealthiest counties in the state. Third, it is inhabited by a great people who believe strongly in education. The whole county is astir with the thought of better schools and a more efficient system of education. We have the children, the county, the money, the people. and the people have the spirit and that's why we succeed. Educational Divisions-Divided Into Eight Divisions. No. 1-W. F. Lacy, chairman. No. 2- J. T. Simpson, chairman. No. 3-Joe Johnson, chairman. No. 4-Matt Hill, chairman. No. 5 -R. H. McGaughey, chairman. No. 6-G. W. Buchannan, chair- man. No. 7-E. F. Griffin, chairman. No. 8-Edgar Harned, chair- man. Common Schools. Number trustees, 76. schools, 47. schools, 4. of sub-districts in county, 76. Number of sub-district Number of white rural schools, 85. Number of colored White rural graded schools, 7. Colored rural graded Graded Common Schools (cities)-White schools, 8; colored, 2. High Schools-White, 7; colored, 2. Teachers-White, 150; colored, 90. Hopkinsville School Board of Education-W. A. Long, chal- man; T. L. Metcalfe, L. E. Powler, T. W. Morris, H. H. Abernathy, J. H. Cate, Harry Keach J. W. Marion, City Superintendent. L. E. Foster, County Superintendent. Boy's Corn Club Director-S. E. Puckett. Girls' Tomato and Canning Clubs Director-Mrs C. E; Graves. Domestic Science taught in most schools. Practical Manual Training taught In schools. Our Wheat Crop brings in Annual Dividends of 90.000. HON. L. E. EOSTER, PROF. J. W. MARION, Supt County Schools Supt City Schools These are the two figures which are directing the forces which will make Christian County's future smile on the littleness of its past and prseent. The public holds them both in the highest confidence, and are loyally upholding their hands. Prof. Marion is a teacher and ex- ecutive of great force, and has done a great work in the city schools. Prof. Foster has done more for Agriculture than any other County Superintendent in the State. His program is a broad one, and the teachers and patrons are supporting him loyally. Christian County is proud of L. E. Foster, and as we have acquired the habit of fur- nishing State Superintendents we may lend him some day for this service. We have Lots of Things fr Sale. We Sell Land - But we Don't Like to do it B. G. NELSON, Christian County's Latest Contribution to the Agricultural Work. Genial, kind-hearted "Gordon" Nelson, the man who can do things, who has more friends than any other man of his age In Kentucky. Mr. Nelson has been made Special Agent for Kentucky to aid District Agents in carrying on the work of establishing Boys' Corn Clubs and Pig Clubs. He has always kept up a keen Interest in agricultural matters. He is full of the new spirit which has found expression in the extension work of the Department at Washington. He has proven his capacity for this work in his labors among the Clubs In Christian county. Nelson was Geoffrey Morgan's assistant in the Club work. Morgan furnished the inspiration, Nelson did the exhorting. The two made a team irresistable. Christian county expects much of these two sons, and takes much pride in their ad- vancement. It is with pardonable pride she expects to be the mother of State Agents. This is not altogether a prophecy. If you do not at first catch its meaning, Rust wait and witness its fulfillment. Our Lands are Cheap - So Cheap - At any Price Christian County Produces One-Tenth of the Wheat Grown in Ky. [W. R. Brumfield's Farm. Canton Pike. Cut Shows Brumfields Wagons, Loaded With Strawberries and Other Vegetables Leaving the Inspection Sheds for Xorket. There are Six Live, Proressive Thrifty Towns in Christirn County Every Section of the County is Covered by a Rural Mail Route Showing Overhead Pipes Used in Irrigating Gardens. This Concrete Silo Contains a 10,000 Gallon Reservoir on Top.-This Is the Highest Reservoir on a Silo In America, and is One of the Tallest Silos ID the State. Both of the above views are on W. R. Btumfield's farm on Canton Pike. The Telephone Connections of Christian. Counry are Unsurpassed Christian County was the First to Employ an Agricultural Advisor W. R. BRUMFIELD. Mr. Brumfield is the proud owner of one of the most diversified, interesting and up-to-date farms in Christian county. This farm is operated on the principle of a large factory-sells nothing but the finished product-and employs a large number of people. This farm has a modern irrigation plant-a high pressure water system-elabo- rate green houses, potato house, barns, concrete silo with reservoir, etc. This farm is a model for neatness and from the standpoint of fertility and productiveness has few equals anywhere. Mr. W. R. Brumfield, its master, has the true Kentucky spirit. "Billy" is a live wire. He has the pluck and energy, and takes a deep interest in public matters. His strawberries have made Christian county famous. His plant is one of Christian county's best attractions. He tickles Mother Earth and she does more for him than most of us. He believes in intensive farming. He practices what he preaches. He Is one of the most intensive farmers in Christian county. There is something doing every minute. There is something sold off the farm every day in the year except Sunday. Brumfield takes first money on his products. At the Pennyroyal Fair he always enters a general farm exhibit. Last year in his exhibition of products he had 79 varieties. W. R. Brumfield's Exhibit at the Pennyroyal Fair. The Milling Industry of the County is the Largest in the State Our Dairy Products command a monthly dividend check which brings a smile of satisfaction. HON. C. M. MEACHAM Editor of the Kentuckian. HON. T. C. UNDERWOOD Editor Kentucky New Era Two familiar faces - one the nestor of Journalism in the Pennyrile, the other the brilliant and versatile Editor of one of Kentucky's greatest Daily newspapers. Christian County is justly proud of both of them. Eloquentof tongue and pen, they have done valient service for the Ag- ricultural betterment of the State. Christian County has one of the best Dalies in the State; she has two Weeklies and one Tri Weekly. She has one of the most complete Printing Establishments in the State. Mr. A. W. Wood, Proprietor of the Kentucky New Era, has won for himself the distinction of having built up one of the best equipped printing establishments in the South. The Newspapers of our County have given liberally of their space to forward the extension work being done by the Federal and State Ag. ricultural Departments. The columns of the Daily and Weekly New Era and the Kentuckian have been open to our County Agent and his work. They have been a strong arm of support to Morgan and his suc- cessor, and in a large measure created an active public sentiment in favor of Extension Work. We produced more Barley last year than the rest of the State combined Christian County's Tobacco Crop Brings in an Annual Revenue of One Million Dollars B. F. RIVES, THE NESTOR OF CHRISTIAN COUNTY FARMERS. Mr. R. F. Rives is one of the largest wheat growers and tobacceco growers in Kentucky. He has in ten years produced 250,000 bushels of wheat on his farm. H is Christian county's largest farmer tax payer, and is second largest in the county, Forbes Mfg. Co. being the first. His farm is in the heart of what is known as the "Pigeon Rooset" section. The wild pigeons in Audubon's day had for their roosting place a forest in Christian county which covered thosuands of acres. This is the most productive land in the county. Its yields of wheat, corn, tobacco, clover and alfalfa are marvelous. We regret that the itinerary of the Morgan party does not permit a view of this splendid farm. It is a model for stately buildings and neat arrange- ment. Its master is one of Christian county's sages in agriculture. and a man who has mastered the problems of system and manage- ment as few have. Christian is First in the Production of Wheat, Corn, Tobacco, Clover and Barley Our Honor Roll. A dozen of the most prominent wheat growers In the county. who raise not less than a total of 120,000 bushels of wheat annually: R. F. Rives. E. D. Jones Son Richard Leavell Jno. C. Thurmond G. H. Stowe L. I. Leavell M. A. Mason Jeff J Garrrtt Stegaxr Bros. P. C. Sallee J. T. Garnett Cliff Garrott A dozen of our most prominent tobacco growers, who grow an- nually a total of one million pounds of dark tobacco: Richard Leavell J. T. Garnett E. D. Jones Son T. J. Johnson Stegar Bros. Dr. no. Bell Estate Lee Watkins Baynham Tandy R. F. Rives L. L. Leavell G. H. Stowe E. A. Hail CHRISTIAN COUNTY CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION. In 1912 the hustling Secretary of the H. B. 'M. A., Mr. Castle- berry, made the first effort to secure a county epert. A call was in- serted in the paper, tQ which B. G. Nelson and J. B. Walker re- sponded. After repeated efforts the project was abandoned as hope- less by the instigator, but finally, through the continued efforts of Messrs. Nelson and Walker, an organization was effected and the Christian County Crop Association materialized. At this meeting B. G. Nelson wa.s elected President and instructed to name his own directors. J. B. Walker was elected Secretary. The following were the directors as named by the President: Holland Garnett. W. T. Fowler, Ed Stegar, S. F. Holloway, H. I. Minty, L. H. Davis, 'Squire John Morris and Judge Walter Knight, the last named two being representatives of the Fiscal Court, through whose generoisty the undertaking was made possible. with the Council of Grain Exchange at Chicago co-operating. No State or Government aid at this time was available. The Association then made application to the State- Agent (then T. R. Bryant) for a, County Agent. Mr. Bryant pre- sented Geoffrey Morgan for inspection and approval. The Committee- proceeded to put the "acid test" to Mr. Morgan, and with some trepi- dation selected him as their County Agent. This young Englishman has developed into "Our Geoff" (now State Agent), making the high- est record held by a County Agent in the Un'ted States for' work and results. U. S. POSTOFFICE CARNEGIE LIBRARY The Pennyroyal Fair is a State Wide Attraction Farm Calendar. Christian county is the only place in the world where something is doing all the time. Our farmers collect their dividends each month in the year. The following is a partial list of our money crops: Things which are sold off of Christian county farms each month in the year. JANUARY-Tobacco, clover, hay, corn, potatoes, dairy products, poultry, poultry products, mules and pork products. FEBRUARY-Cattle, hogs, tobacco, corn, clover, hay, dairy pro- ducts, poultry products, potatoes, mules, etc. MARCH-Tobacco, hay, corn, pork, mules, poultry and dairy products. APRIL-Silage fed cattle, hay, corn, mules and all the articles mentioned in the preceeding months. MAY-Hogs that follow cattle, wool, seed potatoes, onions, dairy products, poultry products, farm seed, strawberries, early garden products. JUNE-Barley, alfalfa hay, new clover hay, early lambs, straw- beries, garden products, all varieties. JULY-Wheat, late lambs, dairy products, etc. AUGUST-Oats, timothy hay, dairy products, orchard products (all varieties), garden products (all var:eties). SEPTEMBER-Hogs fattened on barley and wheat field, wheat, oats, hay of all kinds, etc. NOVEMBER-Cattle fattened on summer and fall pastures, po- tatoes, garden products (all varieties), orchard products. DECEMBER-Corn fed hogs, tobacco, corn, hay, pork products, dairy products, etc. Each month in the year Hopkinsville furnishes a good market for cream, poultry and truck. Our creamery on First street purch- ases, cream, poultry, eggs and other farm products ad pays therefor the highest market price. Th's is one of the best markets for dairy products and poultry products in the South. CHURCH HILL G1RANGE. This is one of the most substantial farmers' organizations in the -county. Organized In 1873, this Grange has held meetings twice a month, on the second and fourth Fridays in each month, dinner being served in the Hall on the fourth Friday, since its organization. It now has 113 members, with several petitions which have not been acted on. It began having annual stock sales in 1878. These sales are largely attended by the people of the whole county, with dinner served on the ground, and are made the occasion of a great social gathering of the people of the county. Its 1914 sales aggregated 11,090.50, while its 1915 sales was a close second. 10,447.65. Have you Examined our List of Breeders of Pure-bred Live Stock We Raise More Barley than the Res;t of Kentucky On the Clarks'ille Pike. "DIXIE MEADOWS," THE HOME OF JUDGE W. T. FOWLER. The residence is in the center of 300 acres of land, and is near the city. This farm is the home of a herd of good Jerseys. Its principal products are Jersey cattle, wheat, clover hay, lambs and hogs. W. T. Fowler is President of the Christian County Crop Im- provement Association, and has always shown a deep interest in the agricultural interests of the county. He is known as the "Ftther of the Farmers' Clubs" In the county. Judge Fowler has always be- lieved in the possibilities of North Christian in stock raising. The lands of North Christian are rolling and hilly. The soil is suited to the growth of all grasses. It has abundant shade and water. It is ideal pasture land. Judge Fowler maintains that every South Christian farmer could well afford to own a, North Christian pasture, on which he could graze his stock for seven months in the year, while he is making hay, corn and ensilage to carry them through the winter. He now owns a large track of pasture land in North Christian which he uses as a pasture in connection with "Dixie Meadows." Sheep, cattle, hogs and mule colts are grazed on the hill land, and wintered on the home farm. Good grazing land in North Christian can be had at astonishingly low figures. At the price at which it can be purchased it will furnish very profitable grazing. Christian County is the Clover County of Kentucky We Grow Red Clover, Sweet Clover, Crimson Clover and Alfalfa Bird's Eye View of "Riverside," the Home of S. L. Cowherd, on Nashville Pike. This is one of the best improved farms in Christian Coun- ty. Its master is one of the most progressive farmers and stock men in the county. He holds the County Record on the highest yield of corn. He made a field average of 91 bushels per acre in 1914. His farm is supplied with water from the city. Mr. Cowherd is President of the Pennyroyal Fair Asso- ciation. He handles more live stocK than any other man in Western Kenrucky. His barn is a model -and the arrange- ment of his farm buildings is on a practical and scientific plan, which has been approved and adopted by the Federal and State Departments. Mr. Cowherd is a man that does things. He is cordial and fair and makes a frierd out of each customer. Hopkinsville Is One of the Best Hay Markets in the Union n Christian County Leads in the Use of King Drags on Public Roads' A Bit of Eulogy. If all the wheat raised in Christian county should be ground into flour and put in fifty pound sacks, it would build a. highway from the mouth of the Big Sandy to Land's End in Jackson's Purchase. If all the tobacco raised in Christain county could be made into Kentucky Cheroots and Greenville Plug, it would furnish a smoke and chew for all the armies of the world for sixty days. It would suffice for one day for all the smokers and chewers of America and Europe. If all the hogs raised in Christian county could be combined into one big hog, he could stand with his hind feet on the Peninsula of Florida and his front feet on the Isthmus of Darien, and with one root of his snout he could dig the Panama Canal. If all the chickens raised in Christian county could be combined into one big chicken and he could be a rooster, he could stand with one foot on the Rockies and the other on the Sierras, and when he would crow the rings of Saturn would jingle. If all the mules raised in Christian county could be combined into one big mule, and he possessed all the propensities of a genuine Kentucky mule, he could stand with his front feet on the border of Mexico, his hind feet over the line of the old Dominion, and could kick the head-light off of the Aurora Borealis.-Extracts from speech of local Booster. The latest bulletin from the Department of Forestry informs us that Kentucky is the only State in the Union where every species of oaks and all other trees found in the temperate zone from the Cana- dian spruces to the magnolia can be found growing on the same mountain. Although all the race horses of the world practically come from one horse, or at least the same family, and are therefore related, yet the Kentucky horse is the fastest in all the world. The poultry and egg experts tell us that any particular breed of poultry in Kentucky will produce eggs which weigh more per dozen than any other State in the Union. Kentcuky has produced 102 governors for foreign states, which is more than twice as many as has been produced by any other State; We have Approximately 350 Miles of Mecadamized Roads Christian County Produces a Million Bushels of Wheat Annually every twelfth man in the United States Senate today was born in Kentucky; the Speaker of the federal congress and the leader of the majority party on the floor of that body were both born in Kentucky. The official life is practically dominated by men who were born of or are now actual citizens of Kentucky. In the London Daily Mail. in October, 1906, Mr. Bart Skinner, an English Litterateur of much Tepute, said, "Kentuckians are un- doubtedly the finest people in the States; and in some respects they are the finest people in the world." The unparralled growth of timber upon the mountainside, the speed and endurance of the Kentucky horse, the laying qualities of its chickens, the striking individuality and superiority of the men of Kentucky, and the beauty of its women, are all traceable to the same source, to-wit: the supeerior strength and quality of the food from which they draw their nourishment. The Kentucky man is the best fed animal in the world, as well as the horse, and the chicken; he lives in a state that has never bought seed or begged bread, a crop failure is unknown in its history. Its orchards produce fruit without care or attention or without pruning or without spraying; and by reasonable cultivation of Indian corn, hog and hominy of the best vaxiety can be produced in abund- ance. In fact, these favored conditions which makes one think of the Garden of Eden has been Kentucky's greatest drawbacks. We are provided with rains and the dews from heaven, therefore we irrigate not; we have good fruit, therefore we qpray not. In short, we have received so many advantages that we rest contented with the good things each successive season showers upon us, and never feel the necessity of the up-to-date and scientific farming. If all this can be said of Kentucky, as a state, how much more can be said of the most fertile and the most beautiful county in all Kentucky. Christian county, with its advantages in strength of soil and climate need only the magic touch of scientific farming to make it the most desirable place under the sun for the dwelling place of mankind.-(Extract from Commencement Address of Judge J. T. Hanbery, 1914.) dC dddCdad ,dgq4 Po-uI'ry Prodavts 'ran! third in our Money Crops The accompanying cut represents Mie plant of Ofristian County's most progressive farmer and stock dealer, Mr. Richard Leavell. This is our genial "Dick Leavell," Mhe man who made Christian County famous as a mnle market. Id amlill'imi!m - I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 0 0) z 0. 10. Q I I I i I I