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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tFrr il r Last Edition WINCHESTER NEWS cr NO KY DECEMBER 16 19082GENTS A COPY IS CENTS A WELD SANTA CLAUS ASSOCIATION ASKS VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION ti ther Olle Hundred and Fifty Poor Children in This City Will Receive No Visit From Santa This Year The Santa Claus Association of this city is making preparations to supply those children to whom San ta Claus is not likely to pay a visit bn account of their financial straits with genuine Santa Claus goodies For years this association has been furnishing each year to the poor children of the city ranging in age from two to fourteen with can dies nuts fruits fire crackers roman candles and a small present tCanvassedThe committee has this year can vassed the town and has foundover one hundred and fifty children be tween the ages of two and fourteen who on account of the financial con dition of their parents or those hav ing them in charge will receive no visit from Santa Claus this year but that these little ones may experience to a certain extent the joys and hap piness of other children on Christmas morning the association has ar ranged for them to hang up their stockings at their home on Christmas eve night and in the morning Santa will have left for each child a package of candy an orange an apple some nuts fire crackers NO TRACE OF PILOT VIEW BURGLARS Men Who Robbed Store of Mr S D Chism Seem to Have jEscapedThe burglars or burglar who broke into the general merchandise store of S D Chism at Pilot View Mon day night seems to have made good their escape as so far the police authorities have been unable to get any clue whatever of the guilty par ties Bloodhounds would have been used to trace them if they had not used red pepper to cover up their trail The use of red pepper by thieves to evade a trail being set on them by bloodhounds after they have committed a crime seems to be the latest wrinkle in the burglary profession The country store at Pine Grove this county was broken into a few weeks ago and red pepper was used there to keep down the trail NIGHT RIDERS BURN ASSOCIATION TOBACCO Apply Torch to Factory of Member of Growers Society at L Penrod PENROD Ky Dec 16Night riders pulled off a new stunt here at 1 oclock yesterday morning by burn ing the tobacco factory of Lewis ofrtobacco owned by the H N Martin Leaf Company of Louisville which had the tobacco from the ago the Martin Com pany purchased 100000 pounds of tobacco from the Muhlenberg County Association and it was being handled by Mr Kirkpatrick who is an asso ciation man The cause of the act of the night riders is a mystery The tobaco was valued at 1500 and was insured The loss on the factory is 5000 with no insurance NO STREET LIGHTS NIGHTiEngineCauses CityrA threatened hot box on the engine at the power house Tuesday night k caused the street lamps to be out until after 10 oclock The box coolqd down about that time and the lights were then turned on and work Ialright the remainder of the night Royal Arcanium No 1070 will I meet at the Odd Fellows Hall Friday f night at 730 Business of impor trace to attend to jq r r LARGEST CIRCULATION flWi cH tsffi jjjg cLARK l OUNfY- 1K1 t uE VOL1 56 WINCHESTER WEDNESDAY FOR Claus ten purchased associationA and roman candles for the boys and a doll book or some other suitable present for the little girls it Requires Money It requires a great deal ofmoney to supply these Christmas cheers but the association has never failed to volraise untary subscription and any who wish to contribute to this most ex ellent cause are requested to leave money either with J M Hodg of the Peoples Bank or see Joe R Martin or B R Jouett and anyone who knows of any children between the ages of two and fourteen years to whom Santa Claus is not likely to pay a visit will confer a favor upon the association by sending the names of such children to Mrs C E Lyddane giving the ad dress of the children the age and sex so that suitable presents may be providedThe urges all names be sent in not later than December 21 as each package has to be made out separately and each present to suit the particular child and then all have to be delivered by Thursday nightBROOM BALL GAME- WEDNESDAY NIGHT r Winchester and Lexington Are to Play at Local Rink Close Contest Expected Everything is in readiness at the Auditorium for the big Broom game that will be played to nigh- Wednesday between Winchester and Lexington Both teams have been working hard to be in shape for the battle and a great struggle for the highest honors is expected- On account of the special train that will be run from Lexington to this city to bring the team and a number of rooters the rink at Lexington will not open there tonight It is expected that there will be between two and three hundred visitors from the Fayette capital The special train will arrive at 745 and will depart at 11 oclock The Broom- Ball game begins promptly at 9 oclock RES FROST PRESENTS PLANS FOR SCHOOL Explains to Lexington Business Me Aims of Colored Industrial Institute LEXINGTON Ky Det16Pres Frost presented the plans for es tablishing a new colored industrial and normal school to a representa tive gathering of Lexington business and professional men at the Phoenix Hotel last night creating the keen est interest and arousing the en thusiasm of those who heard After a general discussion Mr J E Bas sett who presided was to appoint a committee to take up the matter of raising a subscription to the school fund in Lexington and vicinity This committee will be named later and it will act in con junction with Dr Frost in soliciting subscriptionsA honor of Dr Frost was arranged by the officers of the Commercial Club and invitations were sent to a number of citizens TOBACCO AND STOCK Mr Robert Owen sold his crop o tobacco to Mr J T Quisenberry for fifteen and onehalf cents per pound Mr Chas Faulkner of near Jilot View received at Messrs B C Taylor Companys Stock Yards Monday from Kansas City Mo thirtynine head of Hereford cattle all heifers YouIIPrinters InK l t COLLISION KILLS TENPERSONSPas- senger and Freight Trains Meet In Tunnel On Frnech Railroad Special to The News LIMOGES France Dec 16Ten- p rsons were killed and fifteen injured in a collision between a passenger and freight train in Pouch tunnel near here GREAT GATHERING OF TEACHERS AT ATLANTA Southern Educational Association to Meet December 29 30 and 31 Prof J G Crabbe has issued the following letter to teachers and friends of education urging them to attend the great educational gathering at Atlanta December 14 1908 To Superintendents teachers and friends of education The nineteenth annual session of the Southern Educational Association will be held at Atlanta Tues day Wednesday and Thursday December 29 30 and 31 The officers of the Association are making every reasonable effort to make of this a very great meeting The program will provide for the discussion of some of the most vital problems pertaining to education in the South at present The discussions will be by some of the most prominent teachers and leaders of thought in the country The attendance should be large we hope not less than 1 500 It will be more than this if all who are interested in the improve ment of educational conditions more enlightened policy and cooperatt e e their influence for a large attend ance You see many teachers and school officers and I am writing to ask if you will make it a poire1 to talkup kite S E Aurge all to attend who can and be sure to be present your self Thanking you for myself fo Dr Claxton who is the President and for the executive committee fo anything you may do to assist us I am Very truly yours J G CRABBEI Superintendent OLD BAPTIST CHURCH HOLDING MEETINGS Large and Appreciative Audience Listens to Elder J M ThomasnA large and appreciative audienc- greeted Elder J M Thomas Tuesday night at the old Baptist church and heard him discuss the of sin from the text Adam Art Thou Wednesday night his subject will be the system of Grace or Salva tion through Christ Much interest is being manifested in these services The public is cordially invited to at tend thde s NEW LOCATION Dr Howard Lyon wishes to an nounce that he has located his office with his brother Dr W T Lyon on Fairfax street Dr Lyons office and fixtures were destroyed in the fire at Mrs Creth Taylors residence Tuesday morning SHOPPERS bundlefs S and their employes are overworked thoughtfuli Keep Busy There would be fewer empty hearts If there were more occupied mind and busier bodies Both the body and the mind are restless when the have nothing to do Keep busy ese tree stir around Activity is the law hanS itself about r f NEW RURAL- ROUTE FOR CLARK Will Run By Way of Allensville Road Other Changes in Routes The seventh rural route in this goesfromlensville road passing Tulip Hunt and Bloomingdale to the Mouth of Red River retraces to a point on the top of the hill thence ina northerly direction to Trap thence west to the city The distance to be traveled is 29 miles This is an unusually long goodItgressman John W Langley that it was established Starting the service has been delayed because the funds appropriated for the current jear for rural delivery are exhausted This is by far the most important route in the county and will supply patrons that now have very poor mail facilities- A petition has been filed with the department for reestablishment of that part of route four that was discontinued from Trumbos Corner to Clintonville The extension of route five on the Bybee pike has not been passed because of a false impression at Washington that the new route seven reached that territory The matter is now before the department with the false impression removedThere is also a petition on file for an extension of route six from Schoolsville to Thomsons Corner BOTH SIDES READY IN HARGIS TRIAL Mother at Irvine to Spend Her All FreerIRVINE Ky Dec 16The case of Beach Hargis charged with the murder of his father Judge James largis of Jackson will be called for trial here today and every indication points to the fact that both sides will answer ready and that efforts shshortlyropening of court ofrmurdered man and mother of the murdered is here and her devotion to the interests of her son is shown in the array of legal talent employed to look after the interests of the boy United States Senator W 0 Bradley of Louisville arrived yes terday afternoon and held a con ference with his cocounsel including William A Young of Morehad J J C Bach T T Cope and Judge BD Redwine of Jackson Other Lawyers Engaged In addition to these lawyers Mrs Hargis has engaged R W Smith ofeIrvine is crowded with witnesses and friends of each side and many trainetoday were Elbert Hargis brother of Judge Jim Hargis and Arch Craw ford his nephew both of whom are said to be lined up with the side of the prosecution and furnishing mon ByrdforCallahan Among Arrivals Ed Callahan was also one of the arrivals but contrary to the expec tations the former henchman of Jim Hargis is lined up with the defense Aside from the absence of two ma terial witnesses for the Common wealth Mr Byrd said last the twoIwitnesseswith their arrival the prosecution will answer ready and insist on a trial BURNED TO DEATH Special to The News COLUMBUS Ohio Dec 16Gil bert White and George Foster were burned to death ina boarding house fire hereJast night SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN SET ON FIRE CAMPTON Ky Dec 16The promrcoon was destroyed by fire Monday nigh- Mfr Bohannon and family were from nomeTle house is supposed to have been set afire l i JiBELOVED WOMAN PASSED TO LONG REST WEDNESDAY MORNING Mrs Virginia Ecton Died at 1 O30Was SixtyFive Years of Ays Had Spent All Her life In This County Mrs Virginia Ecton one of the most beloved of allour citizens died at her residence in this city at ten thirty oclock Wednesday morning of erysipelas She was sixtyfive years of age and had spent all of her life in this county having lived at her late home in Winchester for more than forty years- Probably no woman who has ever lived in Winchester devoted her life more thoroughly to the good of her fellowmen or accomplished more in every sort of religious and charitable work She will be greatly missed by the entire community but especially o by the poor and unfortunate to whose lives she was such a blessing Mrs Ecton was the daughter of REBELLION AGAINST CASTRO MAKING HEAD IN VENEZUELA Citizens Caracas Have Risen are Sweeping City and Wrecking the Property of Presidents Henchmen Special to The News CARACUS Venezuela Dec 16 The people here have risen against the rule of President Castro and are marching through the city sweeping all before them and wrecking the property of his henchm- enNATiONAL LOSES 85000 Cashier of a New Hampshire Bank Default To a Large Amount Special to The News- WASHINGTON D C Dec 16 A defalcation of eightfive thousand dollars has been discovered in the First National Bank at Somerset N H The cashier was arrested and the bank examiner is in possession PARENTS DAY AT- THECITY SCHOOLS Rev C E Crafton Delivers Interest ing Address on Jacob Those who attended the opening exercises at the Hickman and Wash ington street buildings this morning greatly exercisesRev E Craftons address on Jacob was full of good thoughts The teachers were pleased to have a num ber of visitors present at each build ing The visitors were as follows Mrs I W Friedman Mrs J G Lynch Mrs W A Adams Mrs Pearl Cliff Mrs J W Scott Mrs H L Hunter Mrs L R Rice Mrs W T Woods Rev C E Crafton lit tle Miss Mary Broadhurst Mr J N Hisle representing the Board of Ed ucation Mrand Mrs George Browning Mrs M D Royse Rev Mr Crafton took for his subject Lessons from the Life of Ja cob He said in partI- ntroduction Jacob lived at home a plain do mestic man a large farmer with bus iness proclivities and skill His chiefest sin was deception He cheated his brother out of his right and gained his fathers bless ing through deception Paul tells that Whatsoever a man soweth tha shall he also reap And we find 1theupon tGained His Object Jacob gained his object but the way of gaining it mingled the K r f c t iModerate Temperaturet A WELL BANK IJCol Francis Jackson one of the most prominent farmers in the early days of the county and the widow of W H Ecton a highly re spected merchant of this place who diedabout ten years ago She is survived by all of her children Mrs E S Jouett and Miss Laura Ecton of this place and H D of Minneapolis Minnesota The funeral will take place from the First Presbyterian church on Friday December 18th at 2oclock in the afternoon She was one of the few persons that we have known whose actswere i all for the good of others The death of Miss Jennie is a loss to this community that cannot be repaired of the birth wrong Ecton INo foreigners have been as yet arrested J Martial law has been declar ed Castros rule is probably ended The revolutionists stronger claim has been that Castro has really fled the country and that he never intends- to return from his present European trip TOWN MARSHAL LL KILLS BURGLAR t And is Himself Fatally Wounded In An Encounter With Five i Special to The News TOLEDO Ohio Dec 16In an encounter with five burglars at mid night last night at Greenwich Hu ron county Marshall F C Woods killed an unknown man and was him selfwounded The others escaped drought of good with many a tear of bitterness He had to flee from his fathers house No greater ca lamity can befall a boy than that of being driven from home out from under a fathers influence He never saw his mothers face again How sad for a child to be deprived ofa mothers prayer and affection if she be the right sort of a = mother He had to wander over deserts He was cheated by hiS kins man he lived to see his own sons murderers and went down to his grave in sadnessApplication Never do wrong that good may come It was Gods plan for Jacob to be great but he was not to be come great through deception So you must depend on your own abil ity to pass your examinations and always Do what is right right things in great and small then through the sky should fallsun moon and stars and all you shall have light- Never do things in the wrong way not even gain your rights by fraud or deceit never seek to promote a rt good cause by the devils methods Jacobreceived but only by longt byihave been sunshine- It is time as in Longfellows ladder of St Augustine that of our vices we can form a ladder if we will tread beneath our feet each deed of shameBut how much better to climb up showt angels to help us and beatitudes for the rounds on which to climb IThe average person can get more genuine joy out of a grievance than v out of a blessing c yY s r II fr lM 1 l ge2 THE W1N HESTER NEWS 1 r IRkNOs CHARGES I AS INFAMOUS i ffesiflent Roosevelt On Purchase Panama Canal Property SENDS MESSAGE TO CONGRESS Declares Stories Alleging Graft In Connection With the Acquisition of the Title to Be Scurrilous and Libelous and Intimates That Pro ceedings Against a New York Edi x tor May Be Instituted by the United r States Attorney General The Presidents Special Message k Washington Dec 15 President Roosevelt today transmitted to con gress a special message dealing with the purchase of the Panama canal site together with a number of docu Hetakesfsection with the acquisition of the canal property to which he vigorous ly replies The presidents message follows vTo the Senate and House of Repre sentatives In view of the constant reiteration of the assertion that there was some corrupt action by or on behalf of the United States government in connec Lion with the acquisition of the title of the French company to the Pana ma canal rand of the repetition of the 4story that a syndicate of American citizens owned either one or both of the Panama ompanies I deem it wlse tb submit to the congress all the Information I have on the sub sect These stories were first brought to myattention as published in a pa per in called The News i ditel by Mr Delavan Smith The stories were scurrilous and libelous r In character and false In every essential particular Mr Smith shelters himself behind the excuse that lie seer ly accepted the statements Trhich had appeared In a paper pub lish pd in New York The World own dtby Mr Joseph Pulitzer It is idle ftorsay that the known character of Mr Pulitzer and his newspaper are ch that the statements in that pa her will be believed by nobody un fbrtujttately thousands of persons are illinformed in this respect and be lieve the statements they jsee in Mint even though they appear in a newspaper published by Mr Pulitzer A member of the congress has actually introduced a resolution in reference to these charges I therefore lay all the facts before you- Th tstol7 repeated at various times by If4 World and by its followers in the newspaper press is substantially aa follows That there was corrup d tioalby or on behalf of the government of the United States in the transaction by which the Panama ftnal property was acquired from its French owners that there were im jrpper dealings of some kind between agents of the government and outside persons representing or act whichicompany that among these persons Who It was alleged made huge profits were Mr Charles P Taft a ther of William H Taft then can tkate for the presidency and Mr s Robinson my brotherinlaw that jlr Cromwell the counsel for thearated with the United States government authorities in these important transactions that the government las concealed the true facts and has destroyed or procured or agreed to the destruction of certain documents that Mr W H Taft was sec retary of war at the time that by an agreement between the United States government and the beneficiaries or the Heal all traces thereof were i Wiped out by transferring all the I archives andUsecretsfo the Amer ican government just before the hold 1ng pf the convention last June at which Mr Taft was nominated fSys Stories Baseless i These statements sometimes ap f arpd to the editorials sometimes in e pews columns sometimes in the jlhape of contributions from indi ifflluals either unknown or known to 1e of bad character They are false to every particular from beginning to yid The wickedness of the slanders fe only surpassed by their fatuity So mtterly baseless are the stories that apparently they represent in par- tnrely material collected for cam jnaign purposes and in part storie originally concocted with a view of blackmailfThe inventor of the story about Mr Charles P Taft for instance evi dently supposed that at some period of the Panama purchase Mr W H Taft was secretary of wart whereas in reality Mr W H Taft never be came secretary of war until long after the whole transaction in ques tion had been closed The inventor of the story about Mr Douglas Robinson had not taken the trouble to find out the fact that Mr Robinson had not had the slightest connection directly or indirectly of ofItlieWng to end The men who attacked JKr Root in the matter had not taken 4the trouble to read the public docu prents which would have informed them that Mr Root had nothing to do wjth the purchase which was entlr y arranged through the department of justice under the then Attorney General Mr Knox Now those stories inyestigaien or can produced in be half of any of them They consist simply of a string of infamous libels In form they are in part libels upon Individuals upon Mr Taft and Mr Robinson for instance But they are in fact wholly and in form partly a libel upon the United States govern ment I dp not believe we should concern ourselves with the particular individuals who wrote the lying and libelous editorials articles from correspondents or articles in the news columns The real offender is Mr Joseph Pulitzer editor and proprietor of the World While the criminal offense of which Mr Pulit zer has been guilty is in form a libel upon individuals the great injury done is inblackening the good name Kof the American people It should not be left to a private citizen to sue Mr Pulitzer for libel He should be prosecuted for libel by the govern mental authorities In point of en couragement of iniquity in point of infamy of wrongdoing there is noth ing to choose between a public ser vant who betrays his trust a public servant who is guilty of blackmail or theft or financial dishonesty of any kind and a man guilty as Mr Joseph Pulitzer has been guilty in this instance Itis therefore a high national duty to bring to justice this vilifier of the American people this man who wantonly and wickedly without one shadow of justification seeks to blacken the character of reputable private citizens and to con vict the government of his own coun ry in the eyes of the civilized world of wrongdoing of the basest and foul est kind when he has not one shadow of justification of any sort or de scription for the charge he has made Legal Action Threatened The attorney general has under consideration the form in which the proceedings against Mr Pulitzer shall be brought Meanwhile I submit to you all the accompanying papers so that you may have before you complete information on the subject I call your attention to my communi a tions in my messages to the congress of Jan 20 1902 March 11 1903 Dec I 1903 Jan 4 1904 and Dec 17 lengththewhole transaction I recall your at tention to the report and opinion of the attorney general rendered to me dated Oct 25 1902 with the accom panying documents and exhibits I call your attention to the correspond ence of the officers and agents of the Panama Canal company with the president and other officers of the United States printed in Senate Docu ment No 34 Dec 10 1902 Also to the copy of the official proceedings of the New Panama Canal company at Paris on the 30th of December 1903 together With a report of the council of administration of that company printed in Senate Document No i33 Jan 28 1904 and to the copy of the general conveyance by the new Pan ama Canal company to the United States also copies of certain tele grams from the president of the com pany making an offer of sale and Attorney General Knoxs cablegram in response in Senate Document No 285 March 23 1906- I call your attention furthermore to the exhaustive testimony recorded in the public document Senate Docu ment No 401 Fiftyninth Congress Second Session which contains the searching investigation into the whole transaction made by the con gress for its information and fully considered by the congress before it took action In the act approved June 28 1902 uTo Provide For the Construction of a Canal Connecting the Waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans the congress provided as follows That the president of the United States is hereby authorized to ac quire for and on behalf of the United States at a cost not exceeding 40 000000 the rights privileges fran chises concessions grants of land right of way unfinished work plants and other property real personal and mixed of every name and nature owned by the new Panama Canal company of France on the isthmus of Panama and all its maps plans drawings records on the isthmus of Panama and in Paris Including all the capital stock not less however than 68663 shares of the Panama Railroad company owned by or held for the use and aid of the canal company provided a satisfactory title to all said property can be obtained Shareholders of No Concern- It thereupon became the duty of the president in execution of thij statute to purchase the property specified from the New Panama Canal company of France provided he could obtain a satisfactory title The department of justice was in structed to examine the title and after such an examination Attorney General Knox reported that a satis factory title could be obtained Pay ment of the purchase price was there upon made to the New Panama Canal company In accordance with the act of the congress and the property was conveyed by that company to the United States It was no concern of the preside t or any officer of tlie executive department to inquire as to what the New Panama Canal company did with the money which it re ceived As a matter of fact the New Panama Canal company did dis tribute the money between its share holders and the shareholders of the preceding Panama Canal company in accordance with the decree of a herecoraIQtihFrench shareholders who received I thff money but that is no concern ot ours I call your attention to the accom panying statement as to the attempt to form an American company in 1899 for the purpose of taking over the property of the French company This attempt proved abortive There was no concealment in its effort to put through this plan its complete failure and abandonment being known to everyone The important points set forth in the accompanying papers and in the papers to which I have referred you are as follows The investigation of the history physical condition and existing value of the enterprise by the congress re sulting in the enactment of the law of 1902 authorizing the president to acquire the property for the sum of 4000000Q upon securing a satis factory tltin and thereupon to under take the work of construction the failure of the Americanization of the enterprise in 1899 the transmission by me to the congress from time to time of full information and advice as to the relatio s of this government to transit across the isthmus and un der the treaties as to the negotia tions and final acquisition of the title and later as to the progress and condition of the work of construction the previous authorization of the sale to the United States by the stock holders of the new company and their subsequent ratifications the examina tion and approval of the title by Mr Knox the arrangements for payment through J P Morgan Company as the fiscal agents of this government and the payment accordingly at the bank of France upon proper official receipts to the liquidators act ing under the decree of tine French court the French governmental body having jurisdiction in the matter PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT and finally the subsequent apportionment and distribution of the fund to the creditors and stockholders of the two companies under that decree The Panama Canal transaction was actually carried through not by either the then secretary of state Mr John Hay or the then secretary of war Mr Elihu Root both of whom however were cognizant of all the es sential features but by the attorney general Mr P C Knox at present senator from Pennsylvania I di rected or approved every action and am responsible for all that was done in carrying out the will of the con gress and the provisions of the law enacted by congress after exhaustive examination and discussion were scrupulously complied with by the ex ecutive Cromwells Part While the transaction was pending Ksaw Mr Cromwell but two or three withhimpurely formal courtesies Secretary Hay occasionally saw him in the same manner I doubt whether Mr Root held any conversation with him The attorney general saw him fre quently ache was counsel for the Panama company Their communica tions were official as representing the two sides I enclose copies of my correspondence with Mr William Dudley Foulke who first brought these scandalous stories to my atten- tIon and with Senator Knox and Mr Cromwell to whom I wrote in response to the request of a gentleman who wished to know about the stock holders in the Panama Canal com panyThe title to the Panama Canal properties wa vested in the new Pana ma Canal company of France which was the legal owner thereof and the old or socalled DeLessep company had a largt equity therein The title Was not in a New Jersey company nor in any other American company nor did this have any deal ings with any American company throughout the affair The exact le gal status to the most minute detail appears in the exhaustive opinion of Attorney General Knox approving the title to be given to the United States which clearly establishes that the only party dealt with was the New Panama Canal company of France with the c currence of the liquida tor of the oM company and not any American corporation or syndicate Title Was Clear The action of the United States government was of course wholly un influenced by and had nothing what ever to do with any question as to who were or who had been the security holders of either the new or the old company Who such security holders we e was not our affairs If as a matter of fact the canal com pany either or both had been own a ed by American citizens tbY cite zens otany other nationality itj would not have altered in the slight st degree the action taken by this government Our concern was to get the canal property which was owned by the French company and to see transacltlonswere published in detail and we dealt solely so far as the interests of the other Panama company were govjernmentthe Seine and in accordance with the decree of this sane tribunal with the New Panama Canal company which also went into liquidation upon the sale to the United States All our transactions were carried on openly and were published In detail The distribution of our payment of 40000000 follows the award of the arbitrator chosen by the new company and the liquidator author ized by the decree of this same civil tribunal of the Seine and providing for a dissemination of the proportionate division between the new and old companies We paid the money through the New York banking house of Messrs J P Morgan Company acting asfiscal agents of this govern ment into the Bank of France in Paris The receipts and accounts of our treasury department show the payment of the money into the Bank of Franco and account for the money being paid over to the liquidator ap pointed by tho civil tribunal of the Seine and to the Now Panama Canal company of France the proportion of the 40000000 being 128600000 francs to the liquidator of the old company and 77400000 francs to the New Panama Canal company of France in liquidation In these payments we followed to the letter the decree of the governmental tribunal of France which had the authority to make such a decree the civil tribunal of the Seine We had neither desire nor authority to go behind this de cree of this proper governmental body as all the conflicting rights of the security holders of both com panies had been settled by the decree of said court by ratifications of arbi tration which resulted in that divi sion Distribution of the Money- I wish to make as clear as possible and as emphatic as possible the statement that we did not have any thing to do with the distribution of a dollar of the 40000000 we paid as regards any stockholder or bond holder of the French companies save that we followed out the award of the arbitrators appointed in accordance with the decree of the French court which had dealt with the subject in awarding a proportion to the old company and a certain proportion to- the new company Any question concerning the stockholders bondhold ers or other beneficiaries of the pro ceeds of sale was purely a question for the civil tribunal of the Seine the French governmental body with which this nation had nothing what ever to do Under these circum stances there was not the slightest need for Mr Cromwell to give any information on the subject of the company for which he had been coun sel This government has no con cern with Mr Cromwells relation to these companies or either of them or with the amount of his profession compensation It was not the affair of this government to inquire who were the security holders of the companies Nevertheless of his own accord he has submitted to me together with a copy of his statement published on the 11th instant and which I transmit herewith a full list of the stockholders of the New Pan ama canal company of France on Jan 15 1900 numbering over 6000 and a list of all stockholders who were present at a special meeting of the company held Feb 28 1902 im mediately after the cable offer of the company was made to the United States Jan 911 1902 to accept the appraisement of 40000000 made by the isthmian canal commission and to sell for said sum the Panama canal concessions and other prop erty and tue shares of the Panama Railroad company He has also furnished me a certified copy of the final report of the liquidator of the old company which was filed on June 25th last and formally approved by the civil tribunal of the Seine together with a summary account pre pared and signed by said liquidator as late as the 24th ultimo- I also transmit a translation of the two resolutions with the vote upon them adopted at a meeting of the stockholders of the new company held on April 23 1904 for the purpose of finally ratifying the sale All these documents herewith transmit as a part of this message No Payments On Old Stock It appears from them that the creditors of the old company number 226296 parties who have received dividends out of the funds in the hands of the liquidator who in his let ter states that in this present month of December the second and last dis tribution to the creditors will be begun and that the average dividend heretofore paid to each individual was 782 francs or 156 NP pay ment whatever was or will be made upon the stock of the old company as it was worthless from the day De- L sseps failed and this cuts out from consideration all misleading statements regarding a possible purchase by anybody of the stock of the Olu Panama Canal company It has not received and will not receive a penny Even upon the bonded indebtedness the the dividend I am thus informed will amount in the aggregate to only about ten per centum It likewise plainly appears that this distribution r f by the liquidator of the Old company has been openly conducted at his f office in Paris No 50 Rue Etienne Marcel where all the receipts ac counts and records fhls payments are on file The New Panama Canal company of France is in liquidation as the ac companying papers set forth This liquidated company received as its proportion of the 40000000 the sum of 77000000 france and this was distributed by the liquidation in three payments through four leading banks of Paris covering a period of the past four years and to shareholders numbering about 6000 Every step of the transaction was not only taken publicly but was contemporaneously therewith advertised in the legal and financial papers or France and the banks making the payments took proper receipts horn all the parties to whom payments were made as is customary in such cases The capital of the New Panama Canal company of France was 65000 000 francs sand the distribution thus made amounted to about 130 francs on each share of 100 francs No divi dends were paid during the 10 years of the companys existence It there fore resulted that the shareholders only recovered their original investment with annual interest of about three per cent The accounts and records of this liquidation which was concluded in June last are on deposit with the Credit Lyonnaise of Paris as a proper custodian of the same appointed up on such liquidation Recently are quest was made by a private indi vidual to inspect the records of these payments but answer was made by custodians that they saw no proper reason for granting such request by a stranger and inasmuch as thee is not the slightest ground for sus picion of any bad faith in the trans action it hardly seems worth while to make the requests but if the con gress desires I have no doubt that on the requestof our ambassador in Paris the lists of individuals will be shown him Says Nothing to Probe As a matter of fact there is noth ing whatever in which this govern ment is interested to investigate about this transaction So far as this government is concerned every step of the slightest importance has been made public by its executive and every step taken in France has there been made public by the proper offi cials The congress took the action it did take after the most minute and exhaustive examination and discus sion and the executive carried out the direction of the congress to the letter Every act of this government every act for which this government had the slightest responsibility was in of the act of the con- greSS here and following out the de cree of the civil tribunal of the Seine in France Furthermore through the entirely voluntary act of Mr Cromwell I am now able to present to you full information as to these actions in France with which this govern ment did not have any concern and which are set forth in the accompany ing papers It may be well to recall that the New Panama Canal company of France did not itself propose to fix the figure 40000000 as the valua tion of the canal and railroad properties That sum was first fixed by our isthmian canal commission in its reports to the congress after two years of investigation and personal inspec tion of all the properties and work al ready done whereby the properties and the work done were in detail ap praised at that sum as their value to the United States The French com pany steadily refused for over two years to make any offer whatever in answer to the many written requests of the isthmian canal commission and when its president did approach the question of price it was on the basis of 109000000 Later under conditions not necessary now to rehearse the company by cable accept ed the appraisement of 40000000 made by our commission This government therefore acquir ed all the properties and concessions both of canal and railroad at its own valuation and price the congress approving the price and authorizing the expenditure of the money after the most exhaustive examination and dis cussionI herewith lists and docu ments in the possession of the depart ment of state the department of jus tice and the department of war so that if the congress sees fit it may di rect that they be printed They are and always have been open to the examination of any member of the con gress There Is no object in printing them but there Is also no objection to printing them save that it Is a use less expense- I also transmit a list of the documents furnished by Mr Cromwell The White THEODORE House ROOSEVELTI TRIBUTE TO COGHLANI The American people may well la ment the death of Rear Admiral Jo seph Bullock Coghlan As a naval commander he ranked among the ablest as a character he was among the most interesting picturesque as a man he was faithful andtrue To Ken tuckians in particular his death has a peculiar appeal for he was himself a native Kentuckian although he spent little of his life in this state Louisville CourierJournal J BOOKS There are nearly 1600000 book in the library of congress and st the loss of the library at AlexanSii is felt Boston Globe r 2 t I THE DRUG FIEND u i Hasheesh Makes its Slav Utterly Useless For AnyService lIngCannabis indica largely taken in Asiati-c countries where I used myself to meet its votaries Its chief peculiarity is to make one believe with all his might whatever is suggested to him If he is an Arab tell him that he is a sultan and straightaway ho orders heads to be cut off Tell him he is a rooster and he will crow I knew ot two Americans who experimented on themselves and when the first was told that he was like a locomotive he I snorted and whistled and kept going round the table puffing and blowing until he dropped from sheer fatigue r The other somehow conceived the idea that he was dead and forthwith igave elaborate directions for his own funeral till he waxed wroth at the unseemly mirth of his companions when they should have wept Hasheesh makes its slave utterlyjuseless for any service and so with the other drugs Their victims one and all end in becoming donothings Self made donothings or those who are so by drug taking are much worse than useless As they usually do not begin till as adults they reach the working period of life they become wretched burdens on the real workers since our socialysystem lacks any constitutional enactlment whereby as occurs in a commu nity of bees the workers systematicalIly put their drones to death The opium fiend from long living in an unreal world becomes transformed into the most all round liar in the land the very embodiment of un veracity One of them victimized me with a loan that he might go and close the eyes of his dying motherr when her eyes needed no such closing for years afterward 1Jhisto come from an undertaker demand Ing money to pay for shipping his body home This money when itcame he and unfortunately no undertaker pocketed and then went his way We all know what the confirmed drunkard becomes but not till the judgment day will the whole story be known of the griefs and tears of the innocent ones whom the drunkard fEverybody AVERTED A TRAGEDY Nerv Displayed by Daniel OConnell at a Critical Moment Daniel OConnell thefam usIrlshv ldangering had been convened and a large a crowd assembled in a room on the first floor of a building in a small city in IrelandOConnell was about to address the people when a gentleman pale with fear made his way to the platform and hoarsely whispered Liberator the floor is giving way r3 The beams that shore it up are crack ing and we shall fall in a few IlDinutesKeep silent said OConnell Thentraising his voice he addressed the as semblyII find that the room is too small to contain the number who desire to come in so we must leave it and hold i the meeting outside the building At this a few rose and went out but the majority retained their seats Then OConnell said I will tell you the truth You areftIrishmen therefore brave men The j floor is giving way and we must leave this room at once If there is a panic iand a rush to the door we shall all be precipitated into tho room below but if you obey my orders we shall be saved Let the twelve men nearest the Idoor go quietly out then the next twelve and so on till all have gone I shall be the last to leaveIHis instructions were obeyed to the letter and he waited patient and calm jtill all had gone out in safety Then he walked quietly across the sunder r ing cracking floor reaching the door 4just as the shattered beams And thus by the force of his strongY will a terrible accident was averted His Glorious Victory The commanding officer had sur prised the young lieutenant and his r daughter trying to occupy the same r f chair The lieutenant sprang to his feet andisaluted Sir he said 1 have the honor to report an engagement at close quar ters in which I have been entirely yic torlous It now merely remains for you to give your sanction to the terms of surrenderLondon Scraps Influence of Pluck The blindest the most purely Instinc tive effort of mere pluck has a lifting power and deserves our thankful ad miration Every degree and every form of courage tends to raise the rangeotits V ana the quality of the endurance exerGclsedHibbert Journal His Phenomenal Luck 3 You say he is lucky You bet In what does his luck consist Marriage you see Is his hobby i Well 4 Every woman he marriesgets a di Torce Wooden t Tenement TessieAnd de novels yst de heroine haoVa willowy form used to pine for her lover and would spruce ifup when she seen him gate Shanty SueGee wherejwork In a sawmill Excbange ff a i I M J r 4 h 2tr yTHEWINCHESTER NEWS i ATIS8EST FUR STATESrLetter From President Finley of the 2 2 Southern Railway to Gov Willson FR1UWORTKyiJecI5Ina letter just received by Gov Willson W W Finley president of the I Southern Railway Company writes the following which the Governor thinks of general interest to the South 1 am glad to note your strong sympathy with the views which I ex pressed I have given a great deal of thought to the economic problems which must be solved if the devel opment of bur section is to proceed under the most favorable conditions and if the Southern States are to at tam the high level of material prosperity to which the variety and rich ness of their natural resources en title them and I thoroughly believe that their proper solution can best be brought about when those who are laboring in any field of Southern development have the support ofa i vhealthy and constructive public opinion I believe that the more closely we study the matter the more thor- oughlYwe will become convinced that interests which might at first glances em to be antagonistic are in their last analysis identical and that whatever tends to benefit the com beffound to be to the advantage of the individuals composing the community ll think it is of the utmost im portance to the people of our section that we should all recognize our in terdeperidence of interests that the farmer should realize his interest in the development of the manufactur ing town as a home market for his products that the manufacturer and merchant should realize the de gree to which their progress depends upon the prosperity of the farmer and the maintenance of his purchas ing power and that all of our peo ple should realize the extent to which their prosperity is dependent upon adequate transportation facilities and efficient highways including country roads railways and waterways I believe that this interde pendence of the interests of men engaged in different callings is coming to be more generally understood throughout our section and that the result will be the cordial coopera tion of aIr our people for Southern advancement NiCKOLASVILLE MEN ROBBED IN LEXINGTON Elliott West Loses 40 and Robert K Pates 1800 No Trace of Thief LEXINGTON Ky Dec 15In a crowd at the Southern depot Mes srs Elliott West and Robert K Pates both of Nicholasville while boarding the local passenger train No9 were robbed of their pocket books the former of 40 in fivedol lar bills and the latter of 1800 300 in cash and the remainder in checks Both meji were at the depot preparatory to going to Nicholasville and just as the train pulled into the j ation some unknown man fainted- and it is thought that in the crowd that gathered around the man the pickpocket lifted the two purses The police were notified and every thing done to apprehend the thief but he made good his escape OBJECT TO DEMOCRAT t Republicans Seek to Oust Judge Barry From Post office FRANKFORT Ky Dec 15J C Speight referee of the First district whichnever had a Republican Congressman to parcel out the Federal pie is in the city for the purpose of consulting with Assistant Attorney General Thomas B McGregor con cerning the postmastership at Ben ton Marshall county Some time ago the regular postmaster died and with the sanction of all concerned and with the backing of many prom inent Republican citizens Judge E Barry the wellknown educator and former member of the Legislature was appointed to hold down the of See until a successor had been selected So far the authorities at Washington have failed to act Speight is believed to have a favorite for the place and as Mr McGreg or is assuming popular proportions down in the western end of the State he desired to consult about the mat ter It is understood that Judge ABarrY ismaking a very gable post inaster but his Democracy is too good for some oi the Republican standiand thev want to know why they Cfm7t have a Republican in his placer I Ii tia L 4 L1VLN 1 SelzShoes are nude of genuine leather they are not cheapened by the usual frauds Every Shoe Is guaranteed We sell them H PRIEOIVIAN 14 N Main Winchester Ky The Gift L By FRANK H SWEET Copyright 1908 American Press Asso elationIChristmas chimes are sounding- onTHE the air as Isit and listen to their sweet- Unearthly music gone is every caro Forgot is all the turmoil of the street The troubles that the path of man be set The vast anxieties of human life All fade away and every fond regret Is lost in all their glad and joyous strifeW though seem alone on this fair day happy comradeship stand isolate With none to greet me as walk my way To merely live count a happy fate To merely listen to those joyous sounds That through the crisp of winter call so free Although the merrymakers on their rounds Pause not to think of or remember me ST not enough that on this Christ I mas morn This glad birth morn of him whoso day it is My heart but yesterday so sad forlorn washisIst not enough to know that from abovo The tidings of a sacrifice diving Cone as a gift of an eternal love That have but to take to make it mine BEETHOVEN AND BUSINESS Selling His Music Was Distasteful to omposerAD article which has appeared in a German mu sical and theatrical paper under the above heading contains the following statement says a London exchange Beethoven never bargained in the or dinary way His fees for a composi tion were demanded briefly and in a decided manner and he always pointed out when mentioning a price that he meant guineas and not sovereigns or rather their equivalent in Austrian coin In 1801 ho wrote to a music firm at Leipzig Now the unpalatable business part Is done with 1 wish things could be managed differently in this world There should be only one mu sic publisher to whom the artist might take his work knowing that he might ask a fee according to his requirements As it ishe has to be partly a tradesman Good heavens how dif ferent and unpalatable this is But this pious wish was never fulfilled and Beethoven had to remain half a tradesman to the end As a suggestion of how dedications are occasionally made the following letter which Beethoven wrote to the same publisher in 1802 from Vienna is interestingIThe lady in question can have a sonata and I will do my best to carry out her aesthetic ideas The price is 5 guineas ducaten and for this she may retain the sonata for a year as her private property but not for pub lication At the end of the year the sonata becomes my propertythat is to say I have the right to publish it and if she thinks it an honor she may ask to have the work dedicated to herThis from the business point of view of the lady in question is surely a tempting offer At least so the art patroness of today would think If she had a chance of suggesting to a Beethoven the aesthetic idea for a sonata to retain such a treasure in her own hands for a twelvemonth and thereafter have it dedicated to her and all for 5 guineas The Proper Word Reckoning from the standpoint of the lexicographer Ruth aged seven committed vu unpardonable assault on the kings English but the seventy five other persons living in that apart ment house would swear that she chose the proper word Ruths com ment concerned the vocal gymnastics of a lady who was learning to sing She is having her voice difficulted said Ruth and every one of the seven tyfive nerve racked neighbors echoed She IsuNew York Times Rifle Practice In Schools Washington Dec 15 With rec ommendations for their passage President Roosevelt sent to congress drafts of two bills providing aid for the military departments of civil ed ucational institutions One author izes the secretary of war to issue equipment stores and supplies such as may be required for field instruc tion in such schools and the other appropriates 100000 annually for the promotion of rifle practice in pub lie schools colleges universities and civilian rifle clubs Both bills have the approval of Secretary of War Wright Do your Christmas shopping early and in the morning and aid the mer chant anIhis clerks t 7f t r y g f vf4h 1 rWITHTHE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON n YOURE UP AGAIN r8L CO iPROF R M SHIPP IN HANCOCK COUNTY The Hancock Clarion gives the Men Who Need Barrels in Business Prof R M Shipp at Hawesville during the recent educational campaign Professor Shine spoke for an hour and a half His talk as is charac teristic of him abounded in amusing stories and witticisms illustrative of his arguments all of which were di rected to the end of making Ken tuckians heartily ashamed of the low rank of their State educationally and of stirring them to greater effort in behalfof the children of the State He showed that particularly all Stat es exceeded Kentucky in raising money for school purposes by local taxation and he defended the new school law showing points in which it was superior to the old The school he declared was the John the Baptist of all other institutions He defined the purpose of education to be to bring to the utmost best the best that is in the person taught He rejoiced that Hawesville already had a school ofnine grades and that steps had already been taken to organize a county high school under the new law He would suggest as the very best motto for the people all act and act always Follow this and you will get what you want educationally He insisted that all had a duty to perform in this mat ter He would spell duty with capital letters It was a big word It extended to little things Trifles made perfection but perfection was no trifle We should be doers The French give much attention to their posture and when they salute you they say how do you stand 7 The inhabitants of the British Isles think most of health and their first salutation is how are you But in America the people are doers aid they salute by asking how do you do I Kentuckians are behind are woefully behind others as doers in this matter of education Only three parts of the country Louisiana North Carolina and New Mexico f show a greater per centage of illit erates than this State Only 46 out ofevery 100 children in Kentucky get even a common school education Kentucky is not nov famous for her noted men as she once was and yet the demand for forbgreat doers is far greater than it ever was ih the past Because of these facts we see the great propriety of the present compaign of edu cation in this State Too many of our young people want to be idlers They do not want to labor We must do more to magnify and dignify la bor Too often we are proud of the wrong thing in Kentucky This cam paign is intended to develop pride in our children and our schools and our teachers The school teachers are the seed corn of civilization You know what seed corn should be It must be sound and good and select ed with care We have too many nubbins in our force We must change this condition We can do it by bettering our schools We have our State University but youths cannot go from the common school to the university What we need are the high schools whichwe may have under the new law Ten nessee established 40 high schools in the past year Kentucky has but eight high schools in the entire State and they are confined to the large cities Jefferson has declared that a democracy cannot exist in an illiter ate State The average negro child has much better educational advant ages than the average white child Some may doubt this but it is true for the negro children are crowded into the cities where they get eight or ten months schooling each year while most of the white children are in the country with shorter terms of school Are you in favor of giv ing to all white children at least the same education that you are giving to the negro children That is one great Purpose of Hhe present educa tional campaign In concluding his address the speaker gave convincing arguments to show that a high school educa tlonrpays J Vv 44t f r W J to all our friends andour goodwill to everyone else we desire to do our share in distributing the good things of life and as our mission is to furnish the needful lumber to all who are building or going to build we call your attention to the fact that ur lumber is always of the oe + grade and quality has them GAS AND = e STOVES BEST in the World BUSH on the Corner BANK AND SECURE 15000 First National Bank of Eufalon Ok lahoma is Robbed Special to The News EUFALON Okla Dec 15Rob hers dynamited the safe of the First National Bank here and escaped with fifteen thousand dollars EXTENSIVE CHARITY PLANNED Kentucky Childrens Home Society Will Give Clothing to 2 300 Poor Children Happiness wil be brought to 2300 poor children of Kentucky this Christmas as the result of the most extensive charity ever attempted by the Kentucky Childrens Home So ciety Substantial presents in the shape of clothing will be sent to each of them After months of la bor to collect sufficient funds for this work it is now being consummated The work is in charge of Mr George L Sehon of Louisville State Super intendent and he is being aided by the district superintendents through out the State The children who are benefitted by the charity are those who have come to the attention of the society be cause of their impoverished condition In no instance was their con dition the fault of the mothers and they have been left in their charge with the society keeping a watch over them and fro mtiem to time sup plying their needs and bringing about their attendance at shools provided WOMEN POOL TURKEYS Follow the Lead of the Tobacco Growers and Boost the Prices CARLISLE1 Ky Dec i5Be tween 40000 and 45000 will have been paid to Nicholas county women before Christmas holidays are pass ed and all this for Nicholas county turkeys Droves containing thous ands of the birds have been brought here and delivered to the Bluegrass Produce Company and to Messrs John H Stewart and James L Hamm managers for Charles S Brent Bro who have shipped the birds after and packing them to the Eastern amrkets Bour bon county women pooled their tur keys and are now selling them at tip top prices Today the Bluegrass Produce Company of this city re ceived about 1000 of the birds which belonged to the pool from Bourbon county for which they paid a fraction over fifteen cents per pound Do your Christmas shopping early and in the morning arid aid the mer chant and his clerks tt itiI p r 1f71 r f1 y IT handsomer soundly seasoned we supply for of house bea scource of gratification to you the longest day you Yo satisfaction not be lessened by our pricing WINCHESTER LUMBERINCORPORATED MANUFACTURING J teaching ri Bush HEATERS RANGES FAVORITE DYNAMITE dressing Lir rI EATERS II We are making a SPECIAL PRICE on Garland HeatersW and Cook Stovesh950 Heater to close out 8OTHERS IN PROPORTION Grant Witts30 N Main Winchester Ky Do Men Read Advertisements Read This One at Any Rate I V t r THIS COUPON Cut out and presented to us is good for 5J 5Oc on a Cash Purchase tJ Mens 5OO Shoes t Goo ManDec We Do Not Reserve Anij 5 Shoe in our Store =MASE The Shoe Man An Advance for Winchester J r a- 7W E have just installed at great expense our new engine and other machinery with which 7r we are now prepared to furnishDAY CUR RENT for light and heat and power for fans andL other motors Let us giyj you estimates on this and all sorts ofelectric lighting Remember that electric light is superior to all others It is safe clean cheap comfortable convenient ever ready We furnish it on meter f AWnchestertfr i INCORPORATED W P HACKETT GENL MGR SWe furnish Ice Winter as well as Summer THOUSANDS OF TURKEYS FOR SLAUGHTER SHARPSBURG Ky Dec 15 Several thousand turkeys from this section have been sent to the slaugh ter pens at Carlisle and Mt Sterling and will be shipped to the Eastern market They are bringing from ten to eleven and onehalf cents per pound on The crop is better than it was for the Thanksgiving market but the prices are about the same It is predicted that the prices will notadvance DIED FROM BROKEN BLOOD VESSEL MAYSYILLE Ky Dec I5John Bruce Woodward who bursted blood vessel while practicing on a lung tester at the State University at Lexington some mengo died at his home Jn this couHty last night THE NEWS by mail 3 a r year i r t JLr j tlfi t1 1 r 4 L a hard proBlem if to save a few ted hard wood this part part construction will live will St JJ K in foot a J i J i SANTA CLAUS SEAT in his famous sleigh must need re = pairing by this time How about that seat in your carriage or any other part of the vehicle We do all kinds of carriage repairing ex cept the poor kind Bring your carriage here and have us put it in shape for the holidays THERES TIME YET T Sfrofher Scott to IRaWIinS Racket v are you expecting Santa i Claus at your store this week I r- Yes and we want you toV come and see our Full Line t1 Greek Mythology In Greek mythology Narcissus Is a beautiful youth a son of Cephissus and the nymph Uriope metamor phosed Into a flower For his insensibility J to love he was caused by Nemesis to fall in love with his owe image reflected In the water Unable to grasp the shadow 10 pined away and became the flower which bears his ameThe nymph Echo win vainly loved hire died of grief lt3 l l tP 4tfCy- b 1 51 J r atc iixi d jor j i t 1 F L 1 7 n r r t jfve VVsy i ti r THEwICHETERNEWS fiNGHESTER NEWS Independent Newspaper Published by The Winchester News Co Incorporated Office South Main Street g Winchester Kentucky Daily Except Sunray Entered as secondclass matter November 28 1908 at the post office at Winchester Kentucky under the plat of March 3 1879 SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1Carrier Delivery tAuly one year 520 One week 10 Payable at office or to collector toiiyery week i Mail Delivery nayearrr v300 JKx months 150 h Dne month 25 Payable in advance ADVERTISING RATES Display Per Inch One time any edition 25 Three times within one week x 50 10UloOne calendar month 300 four weeks four times a week 240 Jour weeks three times a week 180 Four weeks two times aweek 120 a week 75 timeITime months 10 per cent 6 months 25 Wiper cent one sear 33 13 per ce t- Reading NoticesPer Liner Business notices body type 712c- nre reading news headings 15 Phone No- DECEMBER 91- EDNESDAYNew W 16 1908 J A MOUNTAIN CONVENTION The great meeting in Jackson with the subsequent call for a conventio- of the mountain counties to meet in I jhat city in May 1909 to consider the best means of preserving law Brie order and of convincing capi tal that it will find protection Eastern Kentucky is another step toward the emancipation of the mountainsThe of Hargis and his adherents by the Hogbacks evidenced the first real awakening in Breath itt coiinty The shock of the subsequent bloody death of the Judge at the hands of his son seems to hav aroused the citizens of that county as never before K With the coming convention the p mountain people will have it in their pwn hands to take measures to up hold the hands of the duly constitut ed authorities in the enforcement o law and order and can give to the outside world signal evidence that they want foreign capital and that they propose to protect the investor The mountain people are of a good blood as any in Kentucky They are the direct descendants of the original AngloSaxons and Hugue nots who settled the colonies The lack of means communication and of education have retarded their advance But they are beginning to 1 realize their disadvantages they know that the drawbacks to their de velopment and progress have been lack of transportation facilities of educational advantages and of cap ital to open up and develop their natural resources With this realization the future advance of the mountains is assur ed All they needed was the awakening We look for the next decade to make a most wonderful develop ment in all Eastern Kentucky And with this development will come Win Chesters chance Ifonr citizens prove equal to the oportunities offered we will all see in that time a Greater Winchester 1 aNANEW INFLUENCE y J i7 The letters which The News has published from Mr R R Perry while a delegate from Kentucky to the Southern Commercial Congress at Washington besides being full of in teresting personal chat are full of evidences of the newly awakening South This section is again pressing forward to take its old place in national affairs We remember how Henry W Grady ina speech but a few years since in New York on The New South created a furore through the Northern press He was One of tile advance guards of the new ttel1fugfthe 1i And another interesting fact is the new importance of the Tenth Con gressional District Republicans and Democrats alike seem to recognize the abilities of Congressman Langley He has the ear of Congress of President Roosevelt and President elect Taft For years past the Kentucky delegation to the House with one or two notable exceptions has been a nonentity in Congress It is refreshing to have aman of influence in Congress and particularly from our end of Kentucky AN ORDINANCE AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR SALE OF A TELEPHONE FRAN CHISE IN THE CITY OF WIN CHESTER KENTUCKY v The City Council of the city of Winchester Clark county State of Kentucky do ordain as follows Seca 1 That there is hereby created and established a franchise or privilege to erect operate and main tain a telephone exchange embracing central office apparatus tele phone poles fixtures cables and wires along through over and under the streets sidewalks and alleys of said city of Winchester Kentucky Sec 2 The said franchise or privilege shall continue for the pe riod of twenty years from and after the time the same shall take effect Sec 3 The purchaser of said franchise or privilege may assign or transfer the same Sec 4 Said poles fixtures ca bles and wires shall be erected and maintained in a substantial and workmanlike manner said poles shall be neatly painted and shall be so located as not to interfere with the legitimate entrance to any adja cent private property nor to ob streetsnsidewalks and alleys purpose of public travel Sec 5 The purchaser of said franchise or privilege his successors or assigns shall promptly replace all mayinsetting said poles and shall also at said purchasers own expense remove all dirt and debris that may arise in making excavations for that pur pose All Work of setting poles shall be done under the supervision of the street committee and it shall be the duty of said committee to see that the provisions of this ordinance are witheSec 6 The said purchaser or his assigns shall charge subscribers lo cated within one and onehalf miles of the court house of Winchester for metallic circuit service as follows Business Direct circuit 275 per month monthfDirect circuit 165 per month Twostation circuit 140 per month When said Winchester exchange exceeds in number one thousand andsonehalf miles of the Winchester court house the charge to subscribers located within that radius shall be as followsBusiness Direct circuit 300 per month Twostation circuit 225 per month Residence Direct circuit 200 per month Twostation circuit 150 per month Sec 7 The city of Winchester shall have the right to place main tain and operate its fire and police wires upon poles of said purchaser within corporate limits of said city free of charge provided said wires shall be located upon said poles in such a way as not to interfere with the wires of said purchaser The purchaser agrees to furnish free of charge to the city of Winchester three long distance telephones with metallic circuits to be placed where directed by said city Sec 8 If after said exchange is established said purchaser his suc cessors or assigns shall fail to per form all terms and conditions of this ordinance said City Council may after giving said purchaser his suc cessor or assigns reasonable notice of such failure and such failure is not remedied revoke all rights and privileges herein granted and cause all poles wirsand apparatus erected under this ordinance to be remov edNothing in this franchise shall be Construed so as to give the purchas er its successor or assigns any ex elusive right to the privilege granted in Section 1 Sec 9 Within ten days after the approval and publication of this ordinance it shall be the duty of said City Council through its Mayor to advertise in The Winchester Demo crat The Winchester News and Sun Sentinel newspapers published in the city of Winchester and having a general circulation therein in two is sues each for two consecutive weeks that bids will be received at public outcry for the before mentioned franchise or privilege andsaid May f i 2t or shall according to such advertise ments receive such bids and report same to said City Council at its next regular meeting and said City Coun cil shall award such franchise of privilege to the hiehest and best bid der subject however to the approv alof said City Council Said ad vertisements shall reserve the right to reject any and all bids The bid der to whom such franchise or privilege shall be awarded shall pay the amount of such bid in cashor bv duly certified check to the Treasurer of said city of Winchester Ken tucky within ten days after said franchise is awarded This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage- J A HUGHES Mayor B TRACY Clerk WHAT ABOUT WINCHESTER Towns SellingThousands Stamps LxNIGTON Ky Dec 16TllEr public is rapidly getting acquainted with the Christmas stamp and al ready is beginning to have a real fondness forit because ofits cheery usefulness Some business houses are putting it on all their letters the press of the whole United States is giving it aid without stint and pri vate individuals everywhere are ad vertising it among their friends whenever possible Miss Mary Hollor who has been placed in charge of the stamp bu reau at Kaufman and Straus store yesterday afternoon sold 410 stamps between the hours of 230 and 530 oclock Five gentlemen purchased 25 of each while another purchased 50 Interest in the stamp is not confin ed to Lexington however A few days ago Mt Sterling Association was not sure it could sell the 500 stamps asked for but yesterday sent a hurry order for 1500 more Paris is thus far the banner town has al ready gotten 7500 stamps and re ports a steady increase jn interest Lancaster has just gotten 1000 and Beat yilIe yesterday doubled its original order Danville is hardly aroused to the situation as yet but has sent a second order for 500 while from every direction the local association is getting reports that the public is becoming awakenedand is asking for facts about the stamp OPPOSING CANDIDATES MEET Circuit Judge J M Benton who is seeking a renomination and Hon J Smith Hays who is seeking that same nomination met in the courthouse in this city Monday afternoon and the temperature was sizzling hot for a time Mr Hays had an ap pointment to address the dear vot ers and Judge Benton concluded that he hadnt forgotten all his ora torical tricks and would do a little speechifying himsfelf He got the floor first and without wasting time on preliminaries sailed right in It was a debate of personalties Each speaker thought the other used the truth with unprecedented economy and didnyt hesitate to say so And as a man doesnt always commit su icide in Kentucky when he initiates a brother Kentuckian into the Ananias gentlemenPathRichmond Pantagraph ITHE MARKETS II CATTLE SLOW AND- PRICES UNCHANGED CINCINNATI 0 Dec 15Re ceipts and shipments of live stock at the Cincinnati Union Stockyards today were s Cattle Hogs Sheep Receipts 274 3418 173 Shipments 336 3817 198 Cattle Slow at yesterdays declining prices shippers 475600 extra 610625 butcher steers extra 575 god to choice 460 565 common to fair 325450 heifers extra 500 good to choicer 425485 common to fair 225 400 cows extra 425450 good to choice 360415 j common to fair 150350 canners 150o 275 bulls easy and slow bolognas 290360 evtra 365375 fat bulls 340400 milch cows steady to strong Calves Active strong to 25c higher extra 800 fair to good 6505775 common and large 350750Hogs Packers and butchers strong light shippers and pigs 5c lower good to choice packers and butchers 5705575 mixed packers 530565 stags 300485 ex tra 500 common to choice heavy fat sows 375540 light shippers 480525 pigs 110 lbs and less 375475 Lambs Strong to a shade higher extra 635640 good to choice 575625 common to fair 375 550 CHICAGO MARKET CHiCAGO Dec 15CattleEs timated 6000 market steady Beev es 340765 Westerners 325 550 stockers and feeders 360 450 cows and heifers 150500 calves 600825 Texans 340 425 HogsReceipts estimated 32000 market steady Light 490 560 mused 515580 heavy 520580 rough 525540 good to choice heavy 540580 pigs 350480 bulk ofsales 535570 SheepReceipts es timated 20000 market weak Na tive 250475 Western 250 470 yearlings 425500 lambs native 450740 Western 450 5740 WHEAT MARKET IS FIRM NEAR CLOSING CHICAGO Dec 15The declin ing tendency of wheat was still un checked at the opening today the market again being subjected to gen eral selling pressure which caused a further decline of more than lhc- as compared with yesterdays closing quotations Range of Futures The leading futures ranged as fol lows WHEAT Open High Dec new 993 1 0014 May 1 0412 1 05IJuly 971h Low Close Dec new 99 1 0014 May 1 0438 i osy8 July 97 9734 CORN Open High Dec 571k 58 May 6138 62 July 61 62 Low Close Dec 5712 5734 May 6138 611h July 61 61 Hints for Christmas E HAVE scores of things that pleasing ren Come and look over our large assortment Kodaks We can meet any want any want in that line at reasonable pricesFountain Pens Selffinrsand guaranteed Gold Points PipeSOfall kind and character Meerchaum Brier with Amber Bits etc CigarsBy the box all grades all kinds Novelty Books Calendars We have the largest assortment ever seen in Winchester Hair BrushesClothes Brushes Paperinmoo Phillips Drug Go j j 1 I j 1 c 1 7PIFTS With perfect satisfaction of the knowledge that the articles will be just as represented r It is always safe buying here A thousandor more things to select from J Diamonds Watches Clocks Jewelry Silver Toiletware Silver Tableware Cut Glass UmbrellasI Carving Sets Stouffers Hand Painted China Everything fresh arid sparkling with the brightest New Goods of the season A generous assortment full 4 of Quality and Merit Remember our Holiday t Stock gives you new ideas and supplies just what oufr wantj I iv Baldwin B osfJEWELERS and OPTICIANS Sign of the Big Watch Winchester Ky The Evening Slippers ARE HERE f J Jheyare very Stylish and Pretty Patent iLeather Ankle Straps iare verY t popularBlack and Tan Suede Opera and Colonial Ties Black Kid with Fancy Beads made lin the latest styles IFiYOU WANT THE NEW FOOTWEAR CALL ON US p McCord Smith cl Phillips TWO MORE CANDIDATES lFOR REPRESENTATIVE MT STERLING Ky Dec 16 L C Davis and J H Williams of Frenchburg have announcedas Democratic candidates for Representative making four from Menifee county The race will be a warm one Williams served one term in the Legislature and is a wellknown law yer THIS IS WORTH READING Leo F Zelinski of 68 Gibson st Buffalo N Ysays I cured the most annoying cold sore I ever had with Bucklens Arnica Salve I ap plied this salve once a day for two daysJwhenievery trace of the sore was goneHIls all sores Sold under guarantee at Phillips drug store 25c l 1 rie ij ri J FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE e are authorized to announce i JAMES M BENTON fas a candidate for Circuit the Twentyfifth Judicial Distriotlft i composed of Clark Powell JessT cfftoty We are authorized to announce J SMITH HAYS 1 as a candidate for Circuit Judge for the Twentyfifth Judicial District composed of Clark Powell Sessa fIIi countiessubectto ty T Yandchant and his clerks u t y 0 t t f i l l rJi L Lk dr i f r 7 H7 i ryfJ u i THE WINCHESTER NEWS Page y 9 m UREAT SCOTTA BIG TUMBLE competitors January1stoff but my price is AT COST FOR CASH on very piece of Furniture in the house This stock has all been bought in the last 60 days for Xmas trade I1H T LLJMAN 20 St I r OCIRTYIMrs Roll Ratliff and Mis Curtis Evans will entertain the Euchre Club Thursday sr Miss Mary White will entertain the Euchre club this evening Miss Alice Porter will be hostess for the Literary and Social Club Thursday e Dont forget to go to the Audito um tonight to SEe the great Broom Ball game Winchester versus Lexington s s entertainthe Mr Tom Hampton will entertain the Bridge Club Thursday evening The ladies of the Episcopal church will have a sale at Kidwells Drug- Store Friday morning 830 oclock They will have all kinds of fancy work candies and eatables Here is a chance to get some beautiful presents Mrs Kohlhass Entertains Mrs 6 eorge Kohlhass entertained in a most attractive way at forty two Tuesday afternoon and eve Ding The lower part of the house was thrown open for the guests and beautifully decorated in ferns palms and all kinds of potted plants The hostess assisted by Mrs Gus Brooke Mrs Russ Brown and Mrs Ogden Crutcher received the guests r in the hall in a very charming mannerThe were marked by Mrs Gus Brooks and Miss Alice Cal mes who also assisted in dispensing many little pleasures for the enjoyment of the guests At the end of the games a mos delightful menu was served and greatly relished Both in the after upon and evening eleven tables were served The occasion was a brilliant success in every detail PERSONALS Mrs Bowden of Louisville is the guest of Mrs H K Taylor on College street Miss Richie Lane was in Lexing ton Tuesday to attend the Alum nae Banquet at the Phoenix Botel Mr J W Shearer has his cut flowers in the store room adjoining the Winn Furniture Store and will receive orders there Miss Anna Speck Thompson will return Saturday from Washington D C to spend the Christmas holi daysMrs Laura Burnett of Murfrees boro Tenn will arrive in a few days to spend the holidays with her mother Mrs Rounsavall Mr Clarence Lebus is in town Mrs Callie Besuden has returned from a delightful visit with Mrs William Hoge of Frankfort Mrs Richard Prewitt of Lexington is spending a few days in town Mr and Mrs Crews Rash are visiting here Rev M M Roundtree was in the city Monday Mr Hunt QUIsenberry was in Lexington Monday on business Mis Nancy Pharis of Jefferson street has moved to Mrs Wests residence on East Hickman Mrs Walter R Day of Eldorado Ark is visiting her sister Mrs J W McKinney on East Broadway Miss Jennie G McKinney has re turned from a delightful visit to relatives in Lexington Mrs W R Day of Arkansas and mother Mrs Edith Mize of Lexing ton are visiting Mrs J W McKin ney on East Broadway Mr J L Hanes of Buffalo N Y is here Some weeks since with his partner Mr Burrius he bought a number of cattle in Bourbon coun stotek yards He is here to see after the shipment Mrs R E Punch who has been visiting her mother has returned to her home in Mt Sterling ANNOUNCEMENT Our Holiday lines are ready for your t Inspection Bigger Better Cheaper THAN EVER Come and look over the stock whether you wish to buy or not CofNtL t Li 1 w f y Jjj iQ Miss Jospehine Schmidt has returned from a visit to Richmond Mr Steve Hayes and son Jim have returned to their home in Seattle after a visit to friends and relatives here Miss r fiats Schmidt of Richmond- is the guest of her sister Miss Jos ephine Schmidt Rev Father Ryan is in Cincinnati on business I e e Master Authur Bloomfield delight fully entertained a number of his playmates at a box party at Th Devil Tuesday night At close of the performance they ad journed to his home on Lexington avenue where a delightful repast was served OPERA HOUSE The plot of the play given at the Opera House Tuesday night under the title of The Devil was not a new one but the manner of presen tation was rather unique to say th least of it A young artist rapidly gainin a name and fame was in love with the young wife of another man The husband all unsuspecting in duced his wife to sit for hei por traitThe Devil a cynical polished gentleman by insinuations and suggestions fanned into a flame the smouldering love of the young peo ple The cast of characters was a goo one and the play itself was consid ered by all a great success Mr Dinelli is a hustling manager for our Opera House and his efforts should be encouraged by largo and appreciative audience Ralph Lane Honored The following clipping from Murfreesboro Tenn paper will b of interest to many of our people At a meeting of the Athletic Association of Mooney School Ralph Lane half back oi this years team was elected Captain of the team of 1909 Lane was one of the best men on this years team and was one of the greatest ground gainers on the team EPISCOPAL CHRISTMAS SALE The ladies of the Episcopal church will hold their annual Christmas sale in Kidwells Drug Store Friday the 18th A large assortment of eau tiful and usefularticles suitable for Christmas presents will be for sale at reasonable prices You are ex tended a cordial invitation to come and examine them even if you do not wish to buy Sale open from 830 a m to 1030 h in 12169t SALE OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS On Thursday afternoon December 17th from 2 to 5 oclock I wilt have at my home on South Main street au exhibition and sale of my handpaint giftsICARRIE LEE jHn2816 No other people ha 0 meet such keen and so much competition as liars r w RugsAA9xl2 for 1050was 15 A 9x13 for 15Was 18 A 9 x 12 Axmiser for 20Was 25 A 9 x 12 for 25 was 30 Ingrain Carpets at Cost A 36 x 72 Axminister Rug for 3OO A 27 x 54 for 185Salad Dishes Cake Plates Vases at cost These are genuine bargains no fakes Com3 early while the stock is complete North Main V WARRANTS FOR NOTED FEUDIST AND HIS ClAN Ed Callahan Faction Charged With Shooting Constable Rash Sebastian r JACKSON Ky Dec 16War rants were issued yesterday for the arrest of Ed Callahan the noted fuedis and ten of his followers c them RasheSebastian several days ago It is claimed by Sebastian and his friends that they were fired on while passing the home of Callahan in company with Willie Denton son of James Deaton who was killed by Callahan and others several years ago near the mouth of Longs creek for which killing Callahan and others were tried in the Breathitt Circuit Court and acquitted The firing was done by persons concealed in Callahans barn Se andeto by Willie Deaton was instantly killed Sebastian and his friends ran up the creek inan attempt to escape but were fired on again by Callahans henchmen who followed them using steel ball rifles of the latest model It is reported here that as Sebastian and his friends passed the home of Lee Bowling brotherinlaw of Ed Callahan that some of Bowlings family or some one then phoned to Callahan telling him that his old en thatdwith him from which news it is thought that Cailahan placed his men in readiness It is alleged that tm the day of the regular1 November election Callahan appeared on the ground by daylight with a wagonload of boxed Winches ters and steel ball rifles covered with votesabutecitizens were much alarmed and appealed to Citizens of adjoining pre cinctsand into the lower edge of Perry county to come and help to protect the polls and thus prevented any serious trouble Since that time CallaTiau has kept several armed men around him and it is alleged is operating a blind tiger in his store Ira Cornett a citizen carrying medicine to Sebastian the wounded man was fired upon from near Cal lahans house Great excitement exists throughout the county and more trouble is feared Callahans home the scene of all this trouble is lo cated at Crockettsville near th mouth of Longs creek twentythree miles from Jackson and near the Perry eounty line Sebastian the wounded man is Constable of Breathitt county and a good citizen WHARTONWILLIAMS MT STERLING Ky Dec 16 OrangeNthis city were married here Mr Williams is a wealthy Englishman while Mrs Whatrton is one of the most attractive young women in Cen tral Kentucky Carry home your small bundles yourself Remember the merchants and their employes are overworked thoughtful Vvi i i13 s Should Old Acquaintance be Forgot 1 Not at Christmas time assuredly NOT Watch for our ad Tomorrowt IC It BOWEN Optician II China 25 per ct off this weeK Get a Plate r ULLY AND- X1VLAJS R I We know they are goodfor we gath ered them ourselves Our will be brightRedWe will also carry a full line of Ever green Wreathing Immortelle Magnolia Boxwood and Holly Wreaths Paper Belled Stars etc ITST POT t PLAINTST- he flSfew iBegonia Gloire de Lorraine andAgatha Primulas Poinsettias and Ferns QWe will have some very handsome pans made up for Table pieces CALL AND SEE US SHEARER rye Plor st Lindsay Building Nextjto WinnfFurniture Co The Economy I Of eIHoosier T61r r littleesaves groupingyourfingersIt ves you more time for other thingsYoucan see it at our storeany day HENRY H HALL FURNITURE UNDERTAKING A COLLECTION OF PLATES WE WILL GIVE YOU A 25 PERCENT DISCOUNT on plates mak getfewa CH BOWEN 12143t AliverHce innTheNessue c0 tI 1 l r 4f Jeweler and f IALL LEADING MAGAZINES I AND ItC WEEKLY PAPERS r ISUBSCRIBE NOW J l If you have not yet renewed your old subscription do it finnjs DUlJbers1Iany agency Call or write for my New Catalogue H H PHILLIPS Love 6 Reeves Orchestra Piano Trap and Drum Music t We are ready to furnish Music rfot any occasion that may come ujgL r it LOVE XL IVEKVES 10 N Maple St Home Phone 63s Subscribe For The News t 25 PER CENT DISCOUNT makingsome HBOWENi tjre I j r IL Tj z0 1 rI 0 l I R 11 i j J TMI WIICHEITER Iwl t RPHrBIlOMED CFOI PORTFOLIO ftKeceives5 Request From New Jersey Senators HAS TALK WITH KELLOGG IfHfcusses AntiTrust Laws and Leg jMatjon With Director of Fight Against Standard Oil Company e Franklin Ferris Also Pays PresidentelectConi posed Financial Legislation Iiew YorkDec 15 Presidentelect Tilt who is a guest at the home of JUe brother Henry W Taft made the Announcement that the name of For- OrEer Governor Franklin Murphy o Hew Jersey had been presented to 1tora cabinet position by the Jfew Jersey senators and other me tprominence in the party Mr Tafts most protracted confer ACe was with Frank B Kellogg the prosecuting attorney for the govern jmeIit In the Standard Oil and so gilled Harriman cases Mr frequently has been mentioned for torney general in Mr Tafts cabinet The president elect said that he and Jfr Kellogg had discussed a numbs ft subjects among them that of anti ltrut laws and legislation fir Kellogg made no comment o the decision of the supreme court a Washington upholding Mr Harri =rsyFRANKLIN MURPHYe1iCentIoned In With Place In Taft Cabinet isjuuis refusal to answer certain Haas put to him in the proceedIngs comtJudge Franklin Ferris of Missouri presideMilld JfB in this city also called upon Mr rnitand had quite a long talk with Congressman Fowler who is chair JMn of the house committee on cu ii jrwicy discussed financial legislation With Mr Taft at some length Mr Taft found time to sit for se ra1 photographs and also gave the Graf of a series of sittings to a por kiit painter- Murphy Declines to Talk Newark N J Dec 15 Efforts to jbtain from Former Governor Frank- Jim Murphy of New Jersey an ampli 4tion of the statements of the pres identelect relative to the presenta ion of the formers name for a cabi Set position was met by the refusal fJf the former New Jersey executive to comment upon the matter in any tray Mr Murphys only comment r eves I have nothing to say 4 GERMAN W STEER SAILS iErnest Siegfried Coming to Cha- len9a Frank Gotch Fi avre France Dec 15 l egfried champion wrestler of Ge x y whO has been touring France filled toHay for New York where he to challenge Frank Gotch for the 4bjgnDionBhp of the world who is known as the innari Oak U has met and thrown ftfe best njen on this side of the eean and is very earnest in his d jlire to win new laurels in America j In1 New York Siegfried will be un r the management of Ernest Roe whfo n for 3iwhen Siegfried willI Sieg1dJn half honreach or forfeit 250 RaisedJWvSpokane Dec 15The re ward offered by the Great Northern JallW Jfflcials and the government lorthtfarrestand conviction of t train robbers who Held up and ai Hillyard Wash lastzWednesda night has been raised to fiiooo 13tirnsl ate to Child Marysville O Dec 15Louis o WilHamP Hutchisson died from the effects of being burned by JtUyMlothing hatching fire from the fi e Wle Js mother was in the k rG j- 1 J WtJ t Y J i Xt CXKCT GOOD fiGHTIi Billy Palo and Hugo Kelly Me4 In Lot Angeles Anight Los Angeles Dec 15 Followers oJ flstlah expect to see a rattling good fight here tonight when Hugo Kelly the Italian middleweight of Chicago and Billy Iapke the Illinois Thun derbolt meet in the ring of the Jef fries Athletic club Papkes recent loss of the middleweight title to Stanley Ketchel has riot hurt his drawing powers and there wiF be a big crowd at the rings de The men are scheduled to go 25 rounds and as they are both noted for their staying powers It Is expected the fight will go the limit or near ly so KejUy and Papke have met before fighting a drawn battle The winner of tonights fight will challenge Ketchel for themiddleweight title Will Complete Railroad Louisville Ky Dec 15 All the construction noteholders of the Lou isville S Eastern railroad in Ken tucky have signed an agreement ac cePb the terms of the proposition submitted by the syndicate composed Samfuel Culbertson who will put 500000 into the line and extend It to Shelby bencon s ruction notes to come in The deal took such form as to assure the suc cessful completion of the negotia tions for the reorganization and to takethe concern out of the hands of gthe receiver It is said that only details now remain to be done to make the reorganization a certainty LAY CORNERSTONE TODAY innGueststNew York Dec 15 The corner stone of the New theater which will be if the plans of its founders are realized a home for the dramatic art of America will be laid this after noon in the presence ofan assemblage of authors dramatists city officials and other distinguished persons The ceremony of laying the cornerstone will take place In the vestibule of the new building Yn addition to an address by Mayor McClellan there will be speeches by Augustus Thom as the playwright and President John H Finley of the City college Richard Watson Gilder will read anode composed for the occasion Miss Geraldine Farrar will sing and a ded icatory choral by Percy MacKaye will be sung by a full chorus Tobacco Planters Organize Hopkinsville 05 Dec 15Repudi ating the Planters Protective associ ation and denouncing the officials o same as men who were working fo r high salaries and graft andnotUfor love of the farmers a large number of Christian county tobacco planters mass meeting formed the Farm ra Mutual Tobacco association which will operate a loose sales sys tem In Hopkinsville or if the citizens here fear night riders they will op crate said sales either at Louisville Paducah or other accessible points Planters of other counties are invite- to join the organization TodayWashington lng the new tariff bill to be introduced at the special session of congress the house ways and means committee is thre steel schedule Charles M Schwab the steel magnate appeared Jjefbre AndreaCarvnegie who has been subpoenaedi i is believed will not appear untUott er steel men including Henry C Fric of Pittsburg and Judge E H Gary have testified before the committee Would Burn Negro Danville Ky Dec 15Elmer Hill the alleged murderer of Mamie Wa mock 12yearold schoolgirl was taken overland from Jamestown and lodged in jail at Monticello The offi cers traveled all night through the mountains with the prisoner It is rumored that a mob will attempt to take Hill from the Monticello jail and burn him alive Fined For Bootlegging haviniterritortcommittedHis term of imprisonment will be about one year f Unemployed Ends Troubles Steubenville 0 Dec 15 John Sager 40 committed suicide by swal geet work is said to have led to the act On Trial For His Life Akron 0 Dec 15The trial of John Giffin charged with the murder John Maloney has commenced l THE MEAT Of IT Owing to a corner of the broom corn crop of Indiana and Illinois th 25cent broom is a thing of the pas for a year at least Rear Admiral Sperry paid his re 1tiicCaldgovernor Theodore Roosevelt Jr haJbeen named as aidedecamp with rank o major on the staff of Governorelect Lllley of Connecticut At Sault Ste Marie Mich robbers andbagged Deputy Postmaster Higgins and relieved him of 2500 Rodolfo Gaona one of the most f mous of Mexican bullfighters wa fatallygoreddurlnga fight at Puebla 6 L i k j R rFcRAKIjWould Take sreyimsvilie Affair Out of Pr fdwit a HanK Washington Dec 15 Senato Foraker Introduced an amendment to the bill providing for the reenlist merit of the negro troops discharged without honor because of alleged participation in the affray at Browns ville Tex and addressed the senate concerning the amendment He pro poses in his new measure to estab lish a tribunal consisting of army officers naming these officer- in the bill before whom evidence may be submitted as to the wilt of defendants and before whom the defendants themselves might appear to answer the Charges The measure so drawn as practically to take out of the hands of the executive and give to a tribunal appointed by congress full authority to consider the Brownsville question and by its fin ings provide for the reenlistment the discharged negroes The senator spoke of the activities of the secret service detectives saying that in many cases they went so far as to take up their dwelling with the discharged soldiers for the purpose of securing their confidence and spying on their movements Burton Ready For Fray Washington Dec 15 Representa tive Burton of Ohio upon leaving forborne reiterated former statements as to his senatorial candidacy I am leaving for Ohio he said and expect to get right into the middle of the fight for senator ram not thinking about any other position and propose to give all my time to that ques tion until the matter is settled In the House Washington Dec 15Whlle con sldering bills dealing with affairs in the District of Columbia the house passed a measure providing for 85 cent gas in Washington The bill now goes tothe senate as well as anoth bill abolishing bucketshops in th District An attempt by Representative Henry of Texas to obtain a change in the reference of a bill prohibiting the waking of future con productsbroughtChairman Scott of the agricultural committee that his committee would farmerts Insurgents Make Claims Washington Dec 15The Republican representatives who are endeavoring to secure a revision of t rules of the house and who are dee ignated insurgents claim that Y will have nearly double the of members present at their meeting tomorrow that were at intrfo duced in the house by Representative Gardner of Massachusetts one of the insurgents and which requested khe secretary of state to Inform the house whether the house of com mons of Great Britain recently apv pointed a committee to consider what changes should be made in the rules of that body was considered by the committee on foreign affairs Mr tde laid on the table ATTACK PHOTOGRAPHER Chicagos First Ward Ball Begins With Smashing of Camera Chicago Dec 15With an att ac on a newspaper photographer at the smashing of his camera as a presst wkchurch people and reformers to prevent the holding of the ball having proved unsuccessful A large guard of police surrounded the building extra precautions being taken because of the explosion of a dynamite bomb in the vicinity Photographers were forbidden to Attend the ball and the efforts of one to violate this rule re salted in the attack on him It was estimated that the receipts from the sale of tickets amounted to almost 25000 the sum according to he regular custom to be used tow electing the aldermen of the wa whose terms expire next spring Murdered With Ax YIdaho Falls Idaho Dec 15Thebody of a man supposed to be Waldo A Schlack of Dillon Mont was found ina rooming house Schlack had evidently been deredHls head had been horribly mutilated with an ax Correspondence found on the body showed he had recently drawn several hundred dollars from the State bank at Helena Mont Schlack was accompanied to the hotel by another man wbohas since disappeared and for whom ti police are searching Schlack has relatives in Columbus O Millionaire Burns Fortune London Dec 15Aspecial dispatch from St Petersburg relates that a dying Moscow millionaire fortt the banknotes brought to the sick room They were piled before him and set- on fire Petroff summoned his rela- tIves and showed them the ashes havingf es Haiti Quiets Down Washington Dec 15 Affairs In Haiti have quieted down American naval representations with the ex witaosun try The remaining vessels will go toGuantanamb frtarget practice c i 1 iIi l- ic 1f1t IRON HOUND f om Tommy Stevens is on the sick list returnre to h9mev spending the summer in Illinois r Mrs Jas Curtly visited Mrs Manda Stone one day last week Mrs jOllie Wills was the pleasant guest of Mrs Mollie Merrill recently i visitedrSunsti Miss Ida B Stone was the guest of her brother Mr J F Stone and wife one day last week Mr Jack Wills and John E Stevens made a business trip to Winchester Wednesday r Sherman Stevens sold to Whit Az uudrMiss Sallie Stone is visiting her cousinsj Misses Carrie and Florence Poer of near Winchester Mrs Sallie Smothers of Illinois is visiting her father l1George Stone and other relatives of this placeJackson Stone who has been sick for some time is improving Jas and Willie Stone made a bus mess trip to Winchester recently Miss Alice Stone was the guest of Mrs J F Stone one day last week RUCKERVILLE Hugh Niblacks house and most of the contents was destroyed by fire recently Luther Brandenburg has bought a house and thirtyfour and one halt acres of land from Dr Richard Al Ian for 2000 Mr Brandenburg is going to build a house nearer to the new pike andetertainment by the children Rev C E Nichols who has been pastor of the church here for three years preached his last sermon Sun day He has many friends here who goesling his home in Illinois for the pas few years is at home again Albert Gamboe and John Rainey have returned from Illinois Mr Tilman Shearer bf Illinois is EpPerswcrrguests of Thos EppersoiL and fam ily Sunday Mr and Mrs Mike Raker and son Mrs Pearl King and son Mrs Eva VicelStephens Thursday WEST BEND ekiwas guest of Thos Ogden Jr Saturday and Sunday asWillie Tuyman of near Rucker ville was in this neighborhood one day last week on business Jim Bushwho is working at Win chester came up Sunday to visit his sister Mrs Wm Swopf also tK take a fef days hunt quitd evening witha delightful social Diisseins Corofand Bet Eastin Lula and Tena Ogden and Mrs Sam Rayborne Messr- Chas Swope Tom Ogden Henderson Vivion Jim Garrett Jim Kimbrell Clay Robbins Chas Young Clif Johnson Henry Evetman and Car lisle Hughes ELKIN TrentonIBusandcousinrand Mrs J R Lisle and Mr James Eubank were the guests of SundaylIrsritt were the guests of theiraunt Leano Rankins at anagan Sunday urMiss Mary Merbone is visiting her brother Cole M rhone agan nearFlanI Mr J R lisle went with Mrs Sallie Emberson Wednesday to t OFPhansHome weebefr jtCLAYCITv Mr and Mrs Tom Kirk Mr and Mrs John Kirkand little sons vir- gil Mr and Mrs Si Kirk Mrl and yrtHoskinsMonday morning for Billings Oklahoma where they will make their home r1 Mrs Steve Rose has returned af ter a delightful visit to her broths Mr Tom Coulee tingfdertdsMrs Br Coulee is at her home in Clark coiin yAvhere she was called by the serious illness of her grand mother Mrs Parrish j Mr and Mrs Cruse Rash area in Winchester with friends andrela trr t1 BROOM BALL lAT AUDITORIUMD C IL i Lexington vs Winchestr i Lexington will run an excursion trainhere fromLexington Skating jelore and lifter Gfinie Admission 10c Skates 15c r tions The little daughter of Mrs liar ry Shatlack who has been ill for andtMr George Adams the tie man of Jackson is in the city on business Miss Patsy Bush was in Stanton Tuesday on business Eight little girls and one boy are Highlandeour little city They cannot be otherwise while under the kind andwatch ful care of the lovely woman Miss Nettie Patterson who is matron MOB ATTEMPTS TO MANkJames Hill is Spirited Away from Jamestown By the Sheriff DANVILLE Ky Dec 15Amob gathered at Jamestown Russell county Sunday night with the avow ed intention of lynching JamesHill a white man charges with theJnur rdel of 13 year old Mamie Wopiack and only the vigilance of the slieriff x uerTheut descendhcomingswoods about town where he kept him allnight under guard The mob was not satisfied with the statements of the jailer thatJEEill was not th tebiit broke down the jail door searched the prison allover and then searchedtpractjcally every xbelievinng FArFinIc been removed the inob left Mving vengeance on hunv KW C1 NOTES Dr E A Thompson of Bere Union church visited the college Sat urday morning Dr Thompson gave ohef forceful He is a strong man with a great mes sage The Christmas vacation at the cf 1 lege will begin Wednesday December 23 at the close of the days work and will end Tuesday January 5 Mr Eagle of Lynchburg Va en tered college Monday President Taylor leaves Tuesday to attend the Missionary Conference at Falmouth Ky This is the Cum berland District meeting The YoM C A conducted chapel Exercises last week Messrs H Mar tin Rossier and J W Weldon were the leaders Rev J W Harris of Little Rock Ky of the class of 75 attended chapel exercises Wednesday morn ing Mr Harris addressed the stu dents briefly and dealt with the pur pose and achievements of the college It was an earnest and touch ing tribute to the usefulness nof the institution 1 7 d40 t f if 1 1 i i tj ro1 t l rF I t ii1 r 4Ind I t THOUGHTSarevsually thinlring of some one in poor cir cumstances let us suggest that you order us to deliver at that ones door a ton of our first class coal Let others supply the turkey and good things to eat Show that you byhavingto cook them Feed your hens purina and get eggs- TheWINNMARTIN COAL n SUPPLY COr INCORPORATED AJ CHRISTMAS SURPRISE it will be to you when you don a suit that has been cleaned at MAYER BROS It will be like a Xmas gift of a new suit of clothing and will do the same the rest of the Winter It is economy to keep your clothing cleaned and pressed at Zh- eCincinnati Tailors Phone 528 Next to Auditorium Announcements will be issued this coJIegeforcards are very tasefully arranged They contain the picture of the college building and some needful in beginsJanualypoint to a substantial increase inrat tendance Special exercises will be held upoi the opening day andan address w i prominence later FRITZI AND JOHN j Said to Have Wed Although John Fox Declines to Talk About it NEW YORK Dec 15Therewas an aparently well authenticated ru mor in theatrical circles last night that Miss Fritzi Scheff and John Fox Jr had outwitted their most intimate friends and that they had been marred at the home of the young nov elists brother Rector K Fox at Seven Springs Farm in Mount Kiscor Even Charles Dillingham manager of Miss Scheff confessed ignorance of the wedding of his star Mr Fox was much disturbedwhen asked to give details of the weddyig He a man have to tell everything that happens in sow pri vate life Of what interest can myRmarriage to Miss Scheff be to th public I am not in public life anr desire that three days elapse before anything is said SURPRISE YOUR BEST FRIEND Christmas morning with a box of Lowneys or a basket of fancy fruit from Mrs Chas R West f- M6nWediFn r r j LOST AN EYE- WHILE SPLITTING STAVES GLASCOW Ky Dec 15George Metacalf county lost one of his eyes He was engaged in splitting staves when a piece flew off 1iis wedge striking him in the right eye splitting the eyeball in two- MEDICINE THAT IS MEDiCiNE I have suffered a good deal with complaintsoutkeens me well and that remedy is Electric Bitters a medicine that is medicine for stomach and liver trou bles and for run down conditions savs W C Kiestler of Haliday Ark Electric Bitters purify and en rich the blood tone up the nerves and impart vigor and energy to the weak Your money will be refunded if it fails to help yon SOc at Phil lips Drug store WINCHESTER The oldest and best institutionini the county is the Mills Why not its home okthttbest maden Kerr Perfection and V Whites Pearl flork has no eanal r T 1l174t 41 ijL i t t 4 l 1jf t 1 r cIr a j k 7 TIitWIIlCHESTERr1fEjS J A Mystery Story of San Francisco dT EARLE ASHLEY WAICOTT Copyright the BobbeMtrrill Co tfow he continued you are to be he Exchange without fail on Mon morning Ill be there to give yqtfr orders Dont be one minute nd hand or there may be Tophet ayM And he emphasized his words th an Impressive growl that showed a Wolfs fangs Ill be on hand Ireplied Ciill then go he growled and lat you come with a clear head onday Keep your thirst uWJlI the whours g tCIWolf but T forgot to ask for edge Knapp Luella received ith apparent indifference that sted sharply with her parting was piqued Mrs Knapp was us and sailed between us be had received a dozen words ihere are your spirits tonight ked railingly Have you left In lower Pine street lave a heart for any fate Ire i lightly Am I too grave for jcaslon ure always under orders to be ful Luella broke in or at least lain the reason why cant explain retorted her- r Mr Knapp wont let him presently we found a subject oh Luella roused her interest Ser bright mind and ready wit e away the fancy that had first led me Then some caller claimed jittenfion of Mrs Knapp and I r content to monopolize Luellas ersatlon for the evening At lasts constrained to go Mrs Knapp still busied in conversation with visitor and Luella followed ink more into the hall I ant you tell mewont you tell she said in a low tone that yas complement of the silent speech f the eyes I wish I could I whispered Ikn wlt must be right it is ght she said in the same toneL But wish that I might know Will you tell me 1111 tell you some dayM I said ly ifv ow it is anothers and ioursAUEverything a another moment I know notNwhat should have done BO stirred and pted was I by her tone anlook mannerfhangedd Now I have your promUse so Ill lingeroilbusiness to tlt10ver with you And beidfeI couM touch her hand she was lone and hi laughing good night echoed dow the hall I was dbY these changes of mood and decided that Luella was a most unaccountable young woman Yet under e subtle influence that she cast uponTihe I felt the bonds of duty relaxed and slipping away I had now to Confess to myself that I loved Luella And she And trying to untangle the skein I was a good deal startled to feel a touch on my arm as fEyeached the sidewalk exiIs Barkhouse here Yes sirn heres Wilson with i a message for you A message or me From whom Wilson took We aside and thrust an enve e into yhand- ThIt come yourroOmabout 9 oclock I recHtonV he sardoLeast ways thats to e first we saw of it An Mother Bor 7On was there an she says she must see you tonight sure She wouldnt si ybut says you was to come down there before you goes to bed sure If rou wants to keep out of trouble- I looked at the envelope and in the flickering light from the street lamp I could make out the address to Henry Wilton By thi handwriting and by the indefinable cent that rose from the paper I knew it for a message from the Unknown who held for me the deatha CHAPTEFJl XXI At the the Unknown The window of Bortons shone cheerfully althoijcii fc was past mid might At ou iutibus approach a signal was given and with the answering word a man appeared from the obscurity All safe1 I in ulred Its aU rightsaid Barkhouse Theres a dozen i len In the barroom and Im not sure there aint some of the hounds among t feem But youre to go In the side rand right up stairs Two of you may keep at the foot of the stairs just inside the dO 011l- aid You may s d watch outside Barkhouse There was sound rude song and the clink of glass i1 bOtle in the bat and dining room si4 I passed through the side hall tthe door war closed and I saw nothing of the late revelers In the upper hallway er J3ortonstoodhopen door etted dark an threatening against thevdinj fllckerili that came from the candle In the bom behind Eery 1 but opened my nviith to give t t her word of greeting when she raised a warning claw and then seizing rue drew me swiftly Into the room and closed and locked the door How air ye dearie she said surveying me with some ap arent pride Youre safe and whole aint ye = I am safe lsaidithough I had a close shave In Chinatown I heerd of Usaid Mother Borton sourlyIt reckon it aint much good to sit up nights to tell you how to take keer of yourself Its a wonder you ever growed up Your mammy must a been mighty keerful about herdin ye under cover whenever it rained- I was a little to blame I admitted but your warning was not thrown awayrI thought I was wellguarded er Borton sniffed contemptuously I spose you come down here aloneNo And I explained the disposi tion of my forces Thats not so bad she sajd They could git up here soon enough I reck on if there was a row But I guess yo idnt think I sent for ye jest to ttefl ye you was a fool in Chinatown I admitted that I should have ex pected to wait till morning for such a piece information Well said Mother Borton that aint it Somethings up And what might it beI Inquired The moon Mother Borton did not take this flippancy kindly Her face grew dark er and mor evil as it was framed in the dancing shadows behind her You caij git a knife in ye as easy as winking if Ill jest keep my mouth shut she cried spitefully Yes said I repentantly putting my hand upon her arm But you are my very good friend and will tell me what I ought to know The creatures face lighted at my tone end action and her eyes melted with a new feeling That I will she said that I will as if you were my own boy She seized my hand and held it as she spoke and looked intently on my faceI was alistening to em she con tinued in a low earnest tone glancing around fearfully as if she had the thought that some one else might be listening in turn I was allsteningi an I herd what they saps Who said 1 I inquired The ones you knows on she returned mysteriously i What ones I persisted though I supposed she meant to indicate some of my energetic enemies Mother Borton paid no attention to my question and continued- I knowed they was atalking about you an they says they would cut your liver out if they found ye there And where Is there I asked with growing interest Thats what I was listening to find out said Mother Borton I couldnt hear much of what they says but I hears enough to git an idea She bent forward and hissed rather than whispered Theyve found out where the boy is Are you certain I asked in sud den alarm Pretty sure she said pretty sure Now ybu wont go near the place will ye dearie she continued anxiously You forget that I havent the first idea where the boy is hidden I re turnedOh Lord yes I reckon my minds going grunted Mother Borton But Im afeard of their knives for ye I wish I could give warning said I much disturbed by the information The protector of the boy ought to knovr about this Im afraid I have done wrong Mother Borton looked at me fixedly Dont you worry my dearv Shell know about it all right Agai9the feeling stole over me that woman knew more than she told But I knew that it was useless to question her directly- I suspect that she knows already I got a note tonight said I drawing from my pocket the envelope I had received from the Unknown Mother Borton seized it looked for a moment at the firm delicate hand of the address and drew out the sheet that it inclosed Read it dearie she said handing it back after a scrutiny I cant tell printi Borton was trying to deceive me but I repeated the words of the note Send six men to 8 oclock boat Come with one in hack to courtyard of the Palace Hotel at 7 Mother Bortons facechanged not a whit at the reading but at the end she nodded She knows she said What does it mean I asked What is to happen 1 Dont go dearieyou wont go will you 1 Yes I said l must go Oh she wailed you may be killed You may never come back Nonsense said I In broad day light at the Palace Hotel Im much more likely to be killed before I get home tonight Her earnestness impressed me but my resolution was not shaken Mother Borton rested her head on the table in despair at my obstinacy Well if you will you will she said at last and an old womans warnings are nothing to you But if you will put your head in the traps Ill do my best to make it safe after you git It there You jist sit still honey And she took the candle and went to a corner where she seated herself at a stand Mother Borton appeared to have some difficulty in arranging her words to her liking She seemed to be writ ing but the pendid not flow smoothly Ai last she was done and sealing her work in an envelope she brought the fiio ere nb light once more to the table Take that she said thrusting the envelope into my hand If you find a oneeyed man when you git into trouble give him that letter Ive writ ye and tit may do ye some good Its the bestI can do ferye Youd better go now and git some sleep You may need it I thanked Mother Borton and pressed her hand and she held the candle as I tiptoed down the stairs joining my waiting guards and went out into the night Where are Barkhouse and Phillips I asked as we turned our faces toward the west v Porter gave a low whistle and as this failed to bring an answer fol lowed it with one louder and more prolonged We listened but no response cameWed better get out of here said Wilson Theres no telling what may happen when they hear that whistle Hist Whats that said Porter drawing me back into a doorway There were running steps on the block above us and I thought a shad ow darted from one side of the street to the other There seem to be friends waiting for J us said I Justget a good grip of your clubs boys and keep your revolvers handy in case they think they have a call to stop us Hold on said Porter Theres a gang of em there I see a dozen of em and if were the ones theyre after we had better cut for its I believe you are right said I peering into the darkness I could s ej a confused mass but whether of men 6 or boxes I could only guess Well go up there and you can cut around the other way said Porter Theres no need for you to risk it Theres no need for any one to risk it Well cut together This way then said Wilson I know this part of town better than you do Run on your toes And he darted past Bortons and plunged into an alley that led toward the northI Porter and I followed as quietly as possible through the dark and noisome cutoff to Pacific street Wilson turned toward the bay and crossing the street at the next corner followed the main thoroughfare to Broadway- I guess were all right now he gasped as we turned again to the west but wed best keep to the mid dIe of the street And a little later we were insight of the house of mystery which fronted DDIIC saia rar ui9rrnt forbidding and gloomy as ever on Montgomery street and I was soon in my room and in bed for what sleep I could snatch To be continued MARKED FOR DEATH Three years ago I was marked for death A graveyard cough was tearing my lungs to pieces Doctors failed to help me ancHhppe had fled r when my husband got Dr Slings New Discovery says Mrs A C Wil= Hams of Bac Ky The first dose helped me and improvementkept on until I had gained 58 pounds in weight and my health was fully re stored This medicine holds the worlds healing record for coughs and colds and lung and throat dis eases It prevents pneumonia Sold under guarantee at Phillips Drug store 50c and 100 Trial bottle free COLORED COLUMN Mro Murtella Dunson will visit relatives in Paris during the hdli daysMiss Mary Taylor who has been sick for some time is improving Mrs Julia Taylor on Spring street is on the sick listrMiss Mayme Jackson is sick at her home on Fourth street Haggard Hopwell andYates will take possession of the Maple street hotel which was recently run by Mr H J Brent on Dec 1Q The teachers of the Western sehool met at the principals residence Mon day night ina conference prepara tory too the coming State Teachers Association After an hour of business they partook of dinner and then had music and games A DANGEROUS OPERATION- is the removal of the aiTendix by a Burgeon No one who takes Dr Kings New Life Pills is ever subject- to this frightful ordeal They wor so quietly You dont feel them Tbevj cure constipation headache bilious ness and malaria 25o at Phillip Drug store t IH EHUMOHo1RREL DEPLETES IHEIiEST WASHINGTON Dec 15 The farmer with his potatoes arid his ap pies the miller with his flour and me alathe hardware man with his nails the cement manufacturer and the many other users of the faithful slack barrel that combination of staves hoops and heading which is not intended to holdwater or something stronger in fluid form used forest products last year having the enormous value of 15800253 The Humble Barrel The average man would little sus pect that the humble barrel plays so important a part in the expense ac counts of the American farmer and manufacturer yet figures compiled by the Census in cooperation with the United States Forest Selrvkte develop this interesting truth More over statistics taken directly from reports from 950 cooperage mills in all parts of the United States show an increase of 1569688 of 11 per cent in the value of last years prod uct over that of the previous year In Distinct ContrastIIn distinct contrast to tight cooperage stock which in the main requires oak timber for its raw material slack cooperage stock par ticularly staves and heading utiliz ed in greater or less degree most of the commercially important trees in the country and for this reason its manufacure was far more distributed than is the case with that of tight cooperage stock Twentyone spe cies of wood contributed to the total slack production last year Nearly twothirds of the output however was manufactured from the four species red gum pine elm and beech in the order namedIInteresting Movement The figures disclose an interesting movement in the industry in the sub stitution of less expensive woods for those which for many years were drawn upon most heavily for slack stave immaterial but which owing to growing scarcity and advancing cost are rapidly being displaced In 1906 elm staves were manufactured in larger quantities than those from any other wood and constituted nearly onefourthof the total pro duction for that year with pine and red gum occupying second and third places respectively Last year gum jumped to first place pine to sec ond while i elm with a falling off of 36 per cent in production dropped to third place Beech maple spruce chesnutj and ash followed in the or der named Heading Production While slack stave and heading production was reported last year from practically all the States en gaged in the manufacture of lumber a considerable per centage of the stock in fact being turned out as a byproduct of lumber the industry was to an extent localized the five States of Pennsylvania Missouri Michigan Arkansas and Virginia in the order named contributing 568 per cent of the total production The distribution of the industry of hoop manufacture is much more limited than that of staves and heading and is due primarily to the fact that this commodity is made chiefly from elm timber Ohio led in the quantity of hoops manufactured closely follow ed hy Indiana the output of these two States forming 673 per cent of the total production ARE THEY WORTHLESS CHICAGO Dec 15Society girls whether in Chicacro New York or Wasihngton or elsewhere should quit the gay social whirl and be of some practical use to the world ac cording to Charles D Lewis editor of the Sociological Review of Phil adelphia In an address before the Englewood Womans Culture Club yesterday on the bringing upof girls he said in the course of his talk that society girls should Sew buttons On old clothes when needed Strive to bake bread without burning it to pieces Study how to Wash dishes with out breaking them Learn how to wash a mans silk underwear without tearing Learn to master the mysteries of the kitchen instead of the mysteries of the drawing room Society girls become vain and worthless said Editor Lewis be cause they are petted and coddled too much before marriage The fact of the matter is that they have altogether too much leisure andnot enoughwork They go gadding about in automobiles and spend much precious time at the matinees eating choco late candies with foolish young men in swallowtailed coats When they marry they bring to their husbands superficial beauty plenty of vanity and a smattering of book learning That is about the limitof their accomplishments Y You Cannot Answer These Qucstioosf J eJWhy do you continue bathing your knees andelbowS one at a tune when you can stretch outma full bath tem peredto suit you and can do so every morning if you wish 2Why pump and carry wat er for your kitchen and laun dry work when you can haven at hand for the turning of av faucet f 3Why take chances puT drinking germfilled cistern wat = er when you can get it from a large reservoir filtered through the best filter plant South of the Ohio River dry you time dust Vr your that lack most ATTERSALL Superintendent fH Winchester Water Works COll itYoullPeoples State Bank CAPITAL 100000cThis bank began less than years the beginning the depres Notwithstanding the there has ben start the number depositors volume We enrollnew names every week want yours Yonteqilalv ted open account with Per J KIN J BROw President Vice President MAC3AIM i GASOLINE Enqines I =SIMPLE RELIABLE- ECONOMICAL Sold a Positive Guarantee FOR CATALOGUE AND HAGAN ENGINE 8 MFG CO INCORPORATED WINCHESTER KY SEE GILBERT BOTTO FOR Fresh Cured Meats Fish Vegetables Country Produce BOTH PHONES OPERA HOUSE BLOCK 18861908T- HE BEST INSURANCE ISTHE WEST you are not Insured Find our office once WRIte phone for rates and terms Insuring see us WE ARE THE BEST JOUETTS INSURANCE AGENCY Simpson Building Phones WINCHESTER TAILORING COMPANY- M GIG McKINNEY Props Clothes Cleaned Pressed and Repaired DRY CLEANING AND DYING A SPECIALTY Over Allan Murphys Store opp Court House CALL ON NELSON The Transfer Man by night you want your baggage OFFICEHome Phone Nlflht Phone 339 Conkwright Transfer and Ice Co Crating Handling and PlanosJEtca Specialty NO 19 North Mali Street lotk Plat The Winchester News is delivered fcy carrier centeper week It t x Pa r frJ Why have a dismal r looking yard when can have i it filled with green grass and f blooming flowers and can at the same get rid of the m the street 5Why suffer other inconveniences when you can have everything for the comfort and health of family right in the house f 6Is it not true the an swer not lackof money hut of economy and enterprise v and indifference to getting thesout of life f toot C F 11 1 INCORPORATED At business three ago just in of financial ion hard times = vsteady growth fro he in of ourFand in the ofour business f We are in to an sonal atteuioa all business f M HeIJt Cashier L L B COCKRELL Under WRITE PRICES GAS F at or BEfore Both 71 H day or if transferred 94 Hauling Furniture at 10 L Vs is us to 4 Capital 100000i Undivided Profits 160000 THE Wincbesterlank or WINCHESTER KY = N HI WITkfERSPOONJ PRESIDENT Y R SPHAR CASHIER r SOLICITS YOUR ACCOUNTS B HAMPTON Pres F CURTIS Cashier THE s ClarkrMJMN STREET WIDhat1f Rsntaslty Capital 200000 Surplus 100000Undivided F roflt 36000 inheCollections made on all points and your ao counts solicited PROFESSIONAL CARDS a JOUETT L JOUETT Attorneys At Law Winchester Ky J M STE 1 JSON Attorney At Law 80 S Main Si Winchester Ky f i BECKNER L BECKNER Attorneys At LawfWinchester Ky1PENDLETON BUSH BUSH Attorneys At Law 60 S Main St Winchester KyJ DR W C WORTJilNGTON t Office hours 10 to 12 a m 2 to 3 p m and 7 to 8 p m fINew phone 432 Residence 633 51 N Main St Winchester ky a THE NEWS by mil 25c a mantiL I i fi 1 l 1 tI s aI 4vj1w THEWINCHESTER f NEWS 1i I f f r 1 iJf t IJ Impure Candies and Nuts Beare When you are ready to do YOUr Xmas buying consider it costs 4 ao more to buy the best and we pride ourselves upon the cleanliness r t and purity of your entire stock for instance the 2 solid tons of candy which we have on display We guarantee every piece to be in l strict compliance with the Pure Food Law S Our fineline of Fancy Box Candy this year is far superior than Sri ever before and you could make no better selection for a most attractive i Xmas present for your wife sweetheart 0 TRADE AT THE STORE WHERE POLITENESS PREDOMINATESa tStoKely and RousavalL WHATS A GOOD NEWSPAPER The Scranton Tribune gives the following ten points of a good news JMkPer i A good newspaper tells the news as faithfully and truthfully as it ean without fear and without favor apd comments on it with the best in telligence it can command A good newspaper is in league with all men and women who thinkand withaU the agencies that strive for Ithe happiness of the people A good newspaper shields not wrong that ought to be exposed and stops at no truth that ought to be waI vttcrcd A good newspaper does not lend itself to the making of strife between citizens neither rages like a demagogue nor weeps tha charlatan- A good newspaper has ideals be Beyes in progress and wins its way b31r courage plain speaking and fair iealing A good newspaper assembles each day as much of the good things that are done in the world as it can find and no more of the foul than it must A good newspaper has political partyrbut it cannot be an organ and keep the high faith of the best journalism- A good newspaper knows no boss leans to no petty satrap of office and awes no allegiance but to that which is believed to be true A good newspaper is run on busi aess principles and should make t money and prosper like any othe Business but probably wont if tha is its sole aim A good newspaper takes a cheer ful view of the world is kind to hu man failings and helps men more by entertaining them than by ranting and scolding at them OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COURT HOUSE DESERTED The court house and street cor ners looked very much deserted Wednesday morning as all the can didates for county offices left the city going to Indian Felds to mingle- in the crowd that attended the sale of farm implements and stock and crop of Mrs Ida M Goff The ab sence of the broad smile and glad handshake that is so characteristic of the candidates for county offices uoffor The News- Persistent advertising is absolute ly necessary for the man who has a good thing to sell for the people will forget All kinds of China on a special table YOUR CHOICE FOR TEN CENTS HENRY H HALL- 1214eodd Execrations A scientist says trees think Wonder what they think of the careless vaca tionist who goes away and leaves his campfire burning in the dry woods Denver Republican All kinds of China on a special ta ble YOUR CHOICE FOR TEN CENTS HENRY H HALL Secure in Her Position becomingtlieve tbat she doesnt rare much about clothes EVERYTHING GOOD TO EAT can be found at Mrs Chas R West Always reliab- lemmmmrnmmrnmmmrnrnm CI JIr AFewMore aYSD HAVING purchased the interest afmy partner Mr Wm D byGoodsI am going to reduce the stock of New your Holiday Purchases now D Lookat Some ofmy Cut Prices FURNITUREU 400 500Morr1S D D 500DressingChina Closeisvalue 2500 sale price 1800 value 3250 saleprice 2600 VSideboard value 4000 sale price 3250 value 50sale price 25 n UROOMSIZE RUGS 4000 Rugs sale price3200 2500An J500 Rugs sale price 1250 IIIfwhat you want is not among the articles above come look through the stock you will find what you want A Discount from 5 20 per cent on Every Article in the house H D FURNITURE UNDERTAKING =JI=JI =iCHINA A RARE CHANCE to get mas china ALL CHINA 25 PER OFF C H 12143- tmmmmmmmmmmmmn ISPOT CASH Iulll 3 rl WB NEED THE MONEYCI c 12 I We will offer for sale for the next tinL H days some wonderful values from our most a S S complete stock of staple and fancy groceries oE Such prices you never dreamed of We jl a have 3 carloads of staple andfancy can goods 3 J g which will go in this sale Now is the time tE and this is the place where by you can fill 3J your pantry for a small amount of money jl 3LS elow and be convinced jl SS81 8rarsIvory Soap cts 3 3 tj B 3 cans Tomatoes 732 cts H tE cans Corn 7 ets EE 3 cans Pie Peaches cts I a 3 cans Pealed Peaches 12 cts 3rBJEJ 3 cans String Beans 8 cts 3 a 3 cans Sweet Potatoes Sets 3 3W il 3 cans Canned Apples 732 cts jar Bakers Chocolate per lb 35 cts 3El Spanish Red Pepper can 173 cts f ELlpton Teas per lb 60 cts 3 3 Ei All Bottle Olives atreduced prices j K j jB Everthing goes in this sale at reduced aB fj prices Watch our ad in Fridays paper 3 Prices on Candy Oranges Apples and Nuts a Fas means CASH E 3A 1 3 PARRI5H O BRADLEY IS- DaEfflKsiijaBafflffl 12 f wr r r wMMrMMMMMM r 6 Jh i ro 1 l A I tSSr t INGRAIN CARPETSII 70c regular price sale price 56c U CUT GLASS Largest line of Cut Glass in the city at 33V3 per Cent Off regular price U in and n to U HENRY HALL L Christ CENT BOWEN ij ij T 25 2 12 Public Saleof Dairy Cows WAGON Etc Having determined to quit the Dairy business we will offer for sale publicly o- nFriday Dec 18th AT ONE OCLOCK P Mon the premises about onehalf MuddyCreek 12 Head of Dairy Cows some giving milk others will be fresh soon Also 2 Bull Calves t good Dairy Wagon Todd Bros The Winchester Newsis delivered W carrier at 10 cents per week n f Let Us D- oYour Plumbing IF YOU WANT IT DONE RIGHTI- n our work we are way experimentalstage We do not guess at how things should be donewe know As to priceswe also know youll not object GRANT WITT a CO 30 North Main Do Your Christmas Shopping Ear Iy and in the Morning Great Scott If our people dont know a good thing when they doWeto thank the people who have so generously heeded our weeksWeone man a day tobecomethe wheel of prosperity and show the world that dealsbutca And that th- eEagle Casting Co of Winchester incorporatedn better work and better on Castings of all kinds Coal and Lumber Cars Cement Clamps Gas Furnaces and Structural Steelthan any similar institution in Kentucky F G cORNELL yGen1 Manager lt 1 L tn r CLASSIFiED COLUMN WANTED =Shampoohig ra Dicur ingy massaging Save your combings for braids rats puffs Call RB Woodfords residence Home hone 2211moWANTED If you are in need o labor of any kind on your farm o in your house please give us you order and we will do our best to peopleCallin Louisville 726 W Walnut or our branch office at Winchester No 60 N Maple street DOUGLASS EMPLOYMENTAGENCY 128lmo FOR SALESoda fountain in good condition easy terms Buy now for spring delivery and save moiia ey Postoffice box 286 Louisvi Kentucky NXW 128911151618 LOSTAt Postoffice December key ring containing postoffice k Brass desk key and other ke Return toC E SMITH1214tf FOR RENTAnew flat of fo rooms Hardwood finish Ba gas and water DR GLENMORE COMBS 1214tf FOR RENT House on Magno street Apply to SARAH CRAI 1286tupillows MRS GW WEST- E 1 Fairfax street 12451t- WANTED150000 pounds scju iron in thirty days also 1000 priceV12126t FilENTHouse on corner Ler ingfen avenue and Maple stree Appjjr A J EARP 127tf FOR SALE Edison Standa phon graptlarge horn and support and tout 50 records In perfect condition JOHN S KING 48 Winn venue- WANTEDTwo 125tf rooms for li housekeeping lady and gentle Apply at this office 125tf WANTED Boarders one or two root11 128 Burns av enueVPhone 877 12106t FOR SALEd new house with four rooms stable cistern and other conveniendes iPj Washington between Vine andh B avenue- Call on JO sit 71mo 1FORI FOR SAL EWe have desirable homes in the city and in the coun ty in Kentucky and in klahoma PfrticularsCanOl exchange as you may also make prompt collectiondEsireloans Give us a trial COMPANY 726 W Walnut Lou isville Ky or 60 N Manle street Winchester Ky 181mo WANTED To take order for making cakes beaten biscui rolls and cream candy MISS LUCY COL MAN BROWNING 218 College street Home phone 654 J 1 lOlmcS STILL R1rYINGThe olid reliable buyingjforsV pricesBringCorner Main find Washington streets 1 15lmo FOR SALEPufeR- hode Rosecomb Island Rede hens and one rooster Apjdy t6 137 Boone avenue phone 142 12153t POKE GA E UlT FRANKFORTJ Dec 16Apoker game suit Rare ersed by the Court of Appeals todejly from the Kenton Circuit Court iii the case of Park Roberts again tJ B Respass and others Robert sued for 3500 alleged to have been lstin a poker game conducted by rtes ass and oth ers in Covington o t in the lower court The tour kr by Commissioner Clay reverse f r a new trial on the ground that the lower court erred in not instructing the jury that the mere a place and set ting up a game was invitation Jo play i Vic Bloomfield re will be op ened every night r now until af ter Christmas 1214tf Yand T chant and his c s l 1 t