The Kentucky Post from Covington, Kentucky (2024)

TWO PARTS The Kentucky Post PART ONE ISSUE CONSISTS OF HOME EDITION THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF KENTON AND CAMPBELL COUNTIES. NUMBER 7591. 1915 BUDGET IS COMPLETED FOR NEWPORT Improvements in Streets Contemplated Under New Apportionment Ordinance. Tax Rate Is Not Raised. How Money Will Be Applied Toward the Maintenance in Each of City's Five Departments Poor Fund Increased.

After the pruning knife had worked the Newport City Commis- sioners Wednesday afternoon completed the 1915 budget. The tax rate will remain $1.45, with an additional 5 cents per $100 that the courts held must be levied for school purposes, the same as during the last half of The Commissioners set aside $30,000 to improve streets. The entire revenue for this year will be $403,120.32. How Apportioned The following are apportion- ments: Department of Public Affairs, $42,639.25, which includes $2000 for the city's half of the proposed Juvenile Detention Home. The plan is to close ASKS USE OF MARKETHOUSE FOR CHILDREN A few weeks ago City Commissioners of Covington received from Dr.

Robert E. Carlton, of 1011 Latonia, a petition asking permission to use the old market place property, on Latonia, for a skating a rink and playground for children. The idea is this: To take the old market house, now vacant and unused, and to convert it into a place where the youthful element of. that portion of Covington can give vent to their enthusiasm without interference or annoyance to any one. All the doctor asks of the city dads is the use of the vacant building.

He will equip it by popular subscription. Only innocent games and recreation approved by the board will be installed and those only until such time as the city may desire the building for some other pur- pose. Public Rink A public skating rink for juveniles will be opened and schools encouraged to stage athletic contests there. The promoter intends to build an amphitheater to accommodate spectators. Dr.

Carlton says: "Children desire and need recreation, and will have more or less, even at the expense property owners by the use of the sidewalks. The continual use of roller skates on cement walks not only defaces the walks, but puts them on the bum in few years. This practise also endangers the lives and limbs of both skaters and pedestrians. "The parents of Latonia favor a public skating rink, as they would then know their children were not hanging onto wagons and other vehicles and in danger of numerous accidents. "The art of roller skating could be developed to a high degree of skill in such rink as I propose.

would encourage the schools to take up the play with the object of having the schools contest against each other. This spirit of competition inculcates the virtues self respect and respect for others. "Only children of equal ages will be allowed on the floor at the same hours. and the sexes will be kept separate. My prime object will be to safeguard the morals of the children." The commissioners will consider the advisability of granting the permission at a special meeting Saturday.

BANK FILES AMENDED INCORPORATION ARTICLES The Central Savings Bank the county home and open a joint city and county home. Department of Public Finance, $153,561.17, $30,000 of which is for the sinking fund to retire bonds and $33,000 to pay interest on outstanding bonds, also $75,184.24 for the public schools and the Public Library, the management of which will be transferred from the Department of Public Property to the Department of Public Finance, Department of Public Works, $77,535, which includes the $30,000 street improvements. Department of Public Property, $52,164.37, $500 of which is for increasing water in the southern part of pressure, and $3000 for cleaning pipes and other improvements. Public Safety. $74,709, including $1000 for new engine for ladder tracter, $900 added to poor fund, making a total of $2600.

The $2511 is left for the general contingent fund. License War Is Proving Profitable At the rate the delinquent vehicle license payers are being fined in the Police Court, Newport will soon be in the class should worry." During the past two days the members of the Police Department have placed over 15 drivers under arrest for not having licenses. Each of these has drawn a fine of $5 or $5 and costs. THE SHEPHERD SEAKETH HIS LOST SHEEP A sermon on "Lost and was delivered Wednesday night by Rev. T.

W. Barker, pastor of the Old Taylor M. E. Church, Newport, who said in part: "The shepherd seeks lost sheep. As the sheep would wander farther and farther from, the fold, become bewildered and never find its way back without help, so does the sinner wander farther and farther from God.

Sinner and Sheep Alike "He lays the sheep on his back and tenderly carries it home. Then he wakes up his wife and children, calls in his neighbors to rejoice with him the lost is found, the dead is alive. Day of Shepherd "If there is such joy over one poor wretched outcast who turns to God while here on earth, what' must be the exultation of the final crowning day of all saints? When the sea shall give up her dead, when Jesus shall say, 'Come ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the Then we can sing and realize fully the sentiment, 'All hail the power of Jesus' name, let angels prostrate fall, bring forth the royal diadem and crown him Lord of View Fire House Sites In Lewisburg Coington City Commissioners and Building Inspector Dailey went to Lewisburg late Wednesday to look oyer the sites available for the proposed $10,000 firehouse. MRS. J.

ZIMMER DIES Mrs. Johanna Zimmer, 70, a resident of Covington for more than 50 years, died Wednesday at her home, 1238 of paralysis. Three daughters survive her. Funeral will be held Saturday morning from Mother of God Church. CONTRACTOR DIES Trust Co.

filed amended articles John T. of incorporation Wednesday in tractor, died Kenton-co. Clerk Dillon's office, residence, 11 allowing the bank to secure an Newport. of a indebtedness of $60.000. eases.

He is ow and three VOLLEY -BALL GAME Prof. Gustav Na Newport Turner ing for a volley-ball tween the Cincinnati nartment and the Fleas next Saturday COVINGTON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18. 1915. PRICE ONE CENT.

WHEN WILL WE HAVE REAL "CLEAN-UP" DAY? COVINGTON RATTLE TRAP DEPOT. SHABBY CROSSINGS GRADE DANGERIOUS SCHOOL VISITOR FRANKCON NESE VISITOR: A MIGHTY PROSPEROUS LOOKING PLACE, BUT THAT'S AN AWFUL MESS ON THE GLASS IN THOSE DOORS. (The Above Was Contributed to The Kentucky Post by Frank Connor, of Covington.) DROPS BOOTY, BUT ESCAPES AFTER CHASE The Covington police are looking for a fleet-footed young white man who attempted to steal a carton of smoking tobacco from the Lovell and Buffington Tobacco at 235-7 Covington, Thursday. The police say the stranger went into the tobacco house and asked for a job. When refused work he picked up a package containing 24 cans of smoking tobacco and ran out the door with it.

Criers of "Stop, thief!" attracted the attention of Officer Pickett and a mob of men and small boys and an exciting chase down Scott-st. ensued. The fleeing culprit dropped the carton of tobacco in his flight and la package of underwear and escaped his pursuers. The officer was afraid to shoot at the pursued for fear of injury to pedestrians. Newport K.

of P. Will Celebrate This Week Eureka Lodge No. 7, K. of Newport, will on Friday and Saturday afternoon and night, Feb. 19 and -20, produce at the Colonial Theater, Newport, the drama, "Damon and Pythias," in six reels and 1200 feet of films of the Pythian Home at Lexington.

There will two shows each afternoon, at 1:45 and 3:45, and three shows at night, 6:30, 8:30 and o'clock. On Saturday night Eureka Lodge, K. of has invited all Knights and their friends to meet with them at Fourth and Yorksts. at 9:30 p. when, headed by the brass band of Monitor Lodge, K.

of they will march in a body to see the last performlance at being 10 o'clock, reserved the for entire them. theThe parade forms at Fourth and and proceeds on York Sixth, to Monmouth, to Yorks Tenth, to the theater. Blue, yellow and red fire symbolic of the order will be used along the line of march. A STUDY IN DIFFERENCES The difference between else and some else living one's living wither some One with one was explained to Judge Edmonds and the Covington Police Court the other morning by a colored mammy thus: "When somebody is livin' wif me I'se the boss, but when I'm livin' wif some one else I get bossed. That's the difference, Jedge." The woman was Mrs.

Nancy Edwards, of 1507 Covington. ENTERPRISE IS INDORSED BY NEWPORTCLUB A committee, headed by Hal J. Weigele, to boost the location of a big motion picture plant in Ft. Thomas, was appointed at a reg-. ular meeting of the Newport Business.

Men's Club Wednesday night. Representatives of the proposed company appeared before the meeting and explained their plans. A vote of thanks was tendered City Commissioners for setting aside $30,000 for street improvements. Man Accidentally Shoots Himself Rube Stair, chief train despatcher of the C. O.

Railroad, accidentally shot himself through the right hand while examining an automatic pistol at his home in Wellsburg, Ky. He was taken tc Speers Hospital, where his condition is not serious. Famous Organist Is In Covington Gatty Sellars will give an organ recital at the First Presbyterian Church, Covington, and Friday nights. Sellars is widely known as an organist and some of his pest numbers will be played by him during his engagement here. TRAFFIC IS RESUMED ON OLD BRIDGE Passenger and vehicle traffic on the Central Bridge spanning the Ohio River, between Cincinnati and Newport, resumed early Thursday morning after being stopped since last October.

The street cars will not use the bridge until the protecting railing has been completed between the car tracks the passenger section. Aside from the pier and overhead work, the entire bridge has practically been reconstructed, at a cost exceeding $150,000. The curve at the Cincinnati end of the bridge, which has been the scene of two fatal accidents, has been constructed according to the specifications of Cincinnati authorities. Grooved rails of the same weight of the flat rails have been laid as a protection against cars jumping the track. LOCAL U.

C. V. PAYS TRIBUTE TO P. B. SPENCE Twenty gray-haired Confederate veterans gathered about the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery Thursday morning to pay their last tribute to their deceased officer and comrade, Col.

Philip B. Spence, who died Tuesday mornafter lingering illness. After the roll call of the veterans had been made and following the Episcopal service, Brig, Gen. J. M.

Arnold, of the C. read the beautiful Confederate ritual. Officials of the State and city attended the services, in the cemetery chapel. Col. Spence was well known throughout the United States.

He played a prominent part in politics, and did not resign from active life until eight years ago. He was United States Consul at Quebec, Canada, during the last term of President Cleveland. A widow, Virginia Spence, and two sons, former Senator Brent Spence and Berry Spence, manager of a Nashville (Tenn.) newspaper, survive. Family Absent When Fire Starts The house at 912 Covington, caught fire from a leaky gas stove late Wednesday and was badly damaged. The family of H.

G. Creekmore, who occupies the house, was away. A neighbor turned in an alarm. Peter Dehlinger, owner, suStained a $300 loss, covered by insurance. Creekmore's loss is estimated at $200.

THREATENING WAS PAINT SHOP BLAZE A fire of unknown origin in a paint shop of Anthony Veeneman. 385 West 2 a. Thursday, threatened" the all of West Ludlow. An alarm was turned in by Andrew Page, a neighbor, awakened by the reflection of the fire. The fire had gained such headway before the Ludlow Fire Department arrived that it was possible to save the paint shop itself and activities were confined to adjoining buildings.

The combustion of varnish, paints and oils made this one of the hottest fires ever experienced in. Ludlow. The exact amount of damage has not been definitely determin-1 ed. G. H.

Bradford Next Lyceum Speaker Chancellor G. H. Bradford, of the Methodist University of Oklahoma, will lecture at Madison-av. Christian Church, Covington, Monday, March 1, in the fourth event of the Covington Lyceum Course. The entertainment Wednesday night by J.

Walter Wilson was attended by an enthusiastic audience. Erlanger Banquet Set For March 19 The banquet of the Erlanger Improvement Association will be held March 18, instead of Feb. 18, as heretofore announced. I FIRST POLICE-MATRON TRON ASSURES FAIR Covington Commissioners appointed Mrs. Alice Vorhees first police matron in Covington.

Mrs. Vorhees is a married woman and a mother. Her friends say she is the personification of human sympathy. She has a kindly face and is a woman who would appeal to any other woman or to a child as a friend. She has enjoyed five years of successful labor in the Associated Charities of Covington, and graduates from a position in that organization to her new job.

Her new duties will not unlike those she has been discharg- LUDLOW CLUB ASKS CHANGES IN FRANCHISE Will Present Amendments to 20-Year Street Car Grant at Council Meeting Tonight. Defects in Proposed Franchise Pointed Out Final Action in Grant at Big Meeting Tonight. That the Ludlow 20-year street 1914. car franchise, read twice by Coun- cil, omitted all interests of Lud- low was the conclusion of an investigating committee from the Ludlow Commercial Club. The committee, appointed a week ago, consisting of A.

V. C. Grant, John Kennedy, William Cullen, W. V. Gaines and William Osborn.

reported their week's work at a meeting of the Ludlow Commercial Club and citizens in Ludlow City Hall Wednesday night. The committee held several joint meetings, discussed every phase of the proposed franchise and conferred with the traction LIPSCOMP IS CHARGED BY MOTHER A charge of lunacy was made against her boy, Harold Lipscomb before Covington Police Judge Edmonds by Mrs. Alma. Lipscomb Thursday morning. The case will be heard in the Circuit Court.

Judge Edmonds took under submission the case of Harold Lipscomb, charged with shooting Chas. Webber with intent to kill last Monday night. Lipscomb testified that he had mistaken Webber for another party. Webber testified that he nad never seen his assailant before. Deputy Sheriff T.

Kinney testified that Lipscomb had tried to turn the gun on him when arrested Monday night. ERLANGERITES THANK MAYOR OF COVINGTON Mayor Geo. E. Philipps, of Covington, Thursday morning was commended for his efforts toward securing the extension of the Ft. Mitchell car line in a letter from the Erlanger Improvement Association.

The letter declares that a most aggressive campaign for the proposed extension will be waged shortly. Clifton Has Building Code The Board of Trustees of the Clifton District Wednesday night passed an ordinance approving a building code and fixing a schedule of prices on building permits. On improvements of from $25 to $1000, the rate will be on improvements of from $1000 to $2500. rate $2.50: on improvements of from $2500 and up, billboards and advertising fences. wrecking houses, establishments, lie garages, $5.

An orfixing the tax rate at 754 dinance, the $100 valuation was also passed. The rate is the same as last year. To Discuss the Ft. Mitchell Line The extension of the Ft. chell car line and other improvements will be discussed at a banquet by the Erlanger Improvement Association at the Erlanger Christian Church Thursday night.

Kenton-co. officials have been invited. COVINGTON WOMAN DEAD Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Rice. 64.

who died at her home, 1126. Covington, Wednesday, will be held from the Madison Baptist Church. Friday, p. m. She is survived by her husband, M.

S. Rice, and a daughter. company officials upon the street car situation in general. Recommendations To supply the omissions in the proposed franchise the committee made the following recommendations: That the successful franchise bidder should share 50 per cent of the total cost of construction of the proposed Elm-st. viaduct.

That the successful bidder should give a specified amount of money to the city of Ludlow for the use of its streets. That Ludlow citizens should be assured of the same advantages to fares, transfers and service as any other city in Kentucky served by the successful bidder. That owl car be installed "which shall leave Ludlow on its last trip at 5 a. m. That a 10-minute day schedule be maintained with a minimum three-minute schedule during rush hours, and that cars leave Ludlow on the mornings of Sundays and holidays regularly at 6 a.

m. The Commercial Club accepted these recommendations, and the committee was empowered to present them to Ludlow City Council at its meeting tonight. Reception The committee reported a cool reception at the hands of the traction officials. They told the committee that the company stated it wished it had no car line in Ludlow, that it was not a paying proposition because it was too long a haul, and that the Commercial Club had no business to interfere with the franchise question and ought to let the Ludlow Council tend to the people's needs down there. One Director of the traction company, the committee stated, even suggested that the cars be taken off the Ludlow line altogether.

The committee said if they did the Commercial Club would buy some "jitney buses" to transport Ludlow citizens. Finally street car officials said that, although the traction company was hard pressed for money just at present yet they would stand for a part of the cost of the proposed Elm-st. viaduct. They said they would pay for the extra cost entailed by the car use, or about two-fifths. President Freeman and Secretary Laffoon said they were personally favorable to standing for 50 per cent of the total cost of construction, but that as the company had very few funds at present they could not.

promise anything more than two-fifths. The Commercial Club expressed the opinion that it was not in favor of granting a long term franchise just now, but the city wanted and needed some public improvements and wanted the Traction Company to stand part of the expense. In granting a franchise the club felt that provision ought to be made for the future years and facilities which would induce people to come to Ludlow. to live. The 20-year franchise comes up for final reading at the meeting of Council Thursday night.

A new telephone ordinance comes up at the same time. "Old News" To Be Read to Teachers Mrs. Shelley Rouse will read a paper on "Old News" at a social meeting of' the Woman Teachers' Club, of Covington, Thursday night in the Sixth District School. Mrs. Helen Woodward and Miss Ethel Lucas will sing.

Y. M. C. Church A thrilling game is expected when the Cincinnati Christ Church team meets the Covington Y. A.

Basketball team on the Covington floor Saturday night. Christ Church is leading in the local championship race. A victory for Covington will tie the two teams for first place. only she will have a broader field and more opportunities to aid the needy and distressed. She loves the work.

Mrs. Vorhees will work under Commissioner Schuler in the Department of Public Safety. Her duties have not been designated as yet, but they will probably increase as time indicates their Davis. 68. retired conWednesday at the East Seventh- complication of 11s- survived by a wid.

daughters. "IN HIS STEPS" Bachman, of the "IN Gym, is arrang- "In His game be- produced at Police De- Covington, Business Men nia Literary night. the event are the early years of a person's life, has more to do with the conduct of an individual than heredity. Therefore I am in favor of going into a home where the parents are notoriously delinquent and incompetent and removing the child to more favorable surroundings. "I think Covington should provide a place of detention for its female and juvenile delinquents, and I shall do what I can to secure such a place.

"I will assume my new position with no definite plans for reform, but I will strive to do the work I am assigned to do with the best interests of society in mind." Mrs. Vorhees has never been in any kind of trouble and has been a model citizen. She always votes at the elections where women are allowed a part in the franchise. Given Full Power She will have full police power to make arrests, will be sworn into office and required to give bond like a policeman. But she will not wear a uniform.

She will be given a badge and permitted to carry a weapon if she choose. Her duties begin on March 1. WINKLER IMPROVING George Winkler, 34, 809 Covington, is slowly improving at St. Elizabeth's Hospital after being operated upon for appendicitis. needs.

Fair Play "My chief aim will be to see that every woman and child gets fair treatment," says Mrs. Vorhees. "I think that environment in ANTIQUE EXHIBITION HIS STEPS" Steps." a drama, will he Odd Fellows' Hall, Feb. 19, by the LatoSociety. Tickets for selling rapidly.

The exhibition of relics and alltiques at the First Presbyterian Church, Covington, opened at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and will continue until 9 o'clock. Luncheon will be served..

The Kentucky Post from Covington, Kentucky (2024)

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