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HARTFORD, KY WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912.
WENT FOR GLARK
Instructions At Hartford
PRAISE FOR HON. BEN JQHNSON
Messrs. 0111e2James, Vansant
and Woodson Also Get
J1R. SLMMERMAN WITHDRAWS
!A representative crowd of Ohio
,jounty Democrats met In Hartford
last Saturday for the purpose of se
lecting delegates to the State Con
vention which meets In LoulsTllle
to-day and also to decide as to In
structions for the Presidential nom
ination and other questions which
might come hefore the body. On
account of the tine farming weath
er, which kept many farmers away
attending to tardy crop conditions,
there was not as largo crowd pres
ent as there -would have been oth
erwise. The convention was called to or-
der by County Chairman G. B. Li
kens, who stated tho object of the
meeting. Ho thanked the Demo
cats of the county for their hearty
co-operation and aid, In rccont
years, this being the last time he
would meet with them in an official
capacity, having been appointed
several months ago as Assistant
State Auditor In the present Demo
cratic State" administration. At the
conclusion of Mr. Likens' talk, Mr.
i H. I Taylor was unanimously cnus-
en as chairman of the convention.
yMr. Taylor made a rousing speech
and was heartily applauded. Heber
' Matthews was chosen as secreta-y
of the meeting.
Before proceedings were entered
Into, the secretary read a letter ad
dressed to the body frtJta Mr. M. J.
Reld, of Rockport, one of the lead
ing Democrats of the county, who
"bespoke great success for the party
In county, State and nation.
The chairman appointed the fol
lowing committee on resolutions:
Messrs. J. S. Glenn, R. T. . Collins,
1 S. J. Weller, O, B., Likens, Lon
Phillips. A. B. Tlchenor, S. P. Ri
ley, B. F. Graves and W. T. Wood
ward. While the committee retlr-,
ed,to agree on the resolutions, the
convention was entertained by
hearty talks ,by Messrs. W. H
Barnes, T. J. Smith, Ozna Shultz,
J. P. Sanderfur, P. L. Felix, F. W.
Pirtle, Rowan Rolbrook, C. M,
Crowe and Mr. Geo. B. Thompson,
formerly of Ohio county, but of late
years a resident of Crowley, La.
The Commltte on Resolutions
Teturned and their report was read
.! Mr. S. J. Weller, one of Its
members. At the conclusion of the
Teadlng of the resolutions, Mr. R.
E. Lee Slmmerman withdrew as a
candidate for Delegate from the
Fourth District to the National
Democratic Convention at Balti
more. The resolutions endorsed
Mr. R. H. Vansant for Chairman of
the State Central and Executive
Committees, and also Mr. Urey
Woodson for re-election to the Na
tional Democratic Committee, and
also heartily endorsed Mr. Slmmer
man for Delegate, but the latter
thought It inimical to his Interests
that the- delegates should be In
structed any further than for
Champ Clark and himself, and he
therefore aBked that the section of
the resolutions pertaining to him
self be eliminated and that he be
considered as out of the race. At
Mr. Slmmerman's request, a vote
was taken and this was done, jvlth
much regret, as there was not a
Democrat In the convention who
was not heartily in favofc of Mr.
Slmmerman for Delegate.
Mr. Slmmerman then made a mo
tion that the delegates be Instruct
ed for Hon. J. M. Stevenson, of
Winchester, for. chairman, of tho
State Committee, but this was vot
ed down. A motion by Mr. Slm
merman that the delegates be In
structed, to vote for Hon. Ollle M.
Jamea for temporary ' chairman of
the Democratic State Convention
The resolutions as adopted, and
signed by. the, committee were as
rru rtnmnnrntB nf fihin Pnimtv .
In Convention assembled May 25,1 Oregon, New Hampshire, . Illinois
1912, do resolve as follows;. (and Nevada next fall lor "votes for
1. ' We approve the call of the .women."
Democratic Committee for this con
vention to send delegates to the
State Convention at Louisville, May
2. We endorse and commend
the wise, statesmanlike and conser
vative acts of the Democratic House
of Representatives In Congress, In
their patriotic efforts along mm-'
partisan lines to enact legislation
in the interest of the whole people
by reducing the burden of taxation
due to the iniquitous high tariff
rates imposed by a Republican Con
gress and President, and condemn
the veto by the Republican Presi
dent of the wool, cotton and other
tariff bills, which . bills would have
reduced the cost of living on the
necessities of life to the people In
general, Instead of increasing, as It
does, the dividends of the manufac
turer, and we heartily approve and
commend its economical adminis
tration of the public business In the
reduction of pifbllc expenses.
3. Wo unreservedly endorse and
approve the official acts of our able
Representative from this, the
Fourth Congressional District, the
Honorable Ben Johnson, and are
justly proud of the record he has
made for faithfulness to every duty
Intrusted to him as our Represen
tative, and hi3 zeal, energy and
ability as such Representative. He
liU3 been a tower of strength In that
body in the Interest of his people
and tho country at large.
4. Wo are proud of the record
made by the present State adminis
tration, headed by Governor .Inmes
11. McCroary, and the acts of tho
recent Legislature of tho State, and
we call special attention to plat
form promises redeemed and writ
ten Into laws of the State, to econ
omy In public expenditures, to a
business administration conducted
on business principles, and the in
auguration of an era of good feeling
among all the people of the State,
and real progress In tho material
development of the 'State, this suc
ceeding the four years of broken
promises, lack of definite policy and
Imbecility under the last Republic
5. Having faith in Kentucky
and Kentuckians, wherever they
may be, we Instruct our delegates
to the State Convention to support
and vote for delegates to the Na
tional Convention to be held In Bal
timore, June 25, 1912, who will
support and vote for that distin
guished and brilliant ex-Kentuck-Ian,
the Hon. Champ Clark, for
the nomination as the Democratic
candidate for President of the Unit
ed States, and to vote for him so
long as- he is a candidate, and use
all honorable means to secure his
nomination. . .
6. We also endorse the Hon. R.
H. Vansant, of Ashland, Ky for
election to the position of Chair
man of 'the Democratic State Cen
tral Committee, and Mr. Urey
Woodson, of Owensboro, Ky., for
re-election as a member of the Na
tional Democratic Committee, for
Hon. Ollle James as temporary
chairman of the State Convention,
and Instruct our delegates to the
State Convention to use their vote
and Influence to secure the election
and re-election of each of these
men to said respective positions.
7. We further Instruct our del
egates hereinafter named to vote
as a unit upon all propositions com
ing before the State and District
The following are appointed as
delegates and alternates to Bald
State and District Conventions:
Delegates R. T. Collins, Hooker
Williams, G. B. Likens, F. L. Felix,
H. P. Taylor, Mc. D. Fogle, Ozna
Shultz, Otho Dexter, T. J. Smith,
Fred Cooper, Jas. S. Glenn, R. E.
Lee Slmmerman, A. C. Yeiser, J. C.
Her, I. M. Bennett, M. T. Likens.
Alternates J. D. Cooper, Luther
Chlnn, Clarenco Patton, J. B. Ren
frow, Tom Coopqr, L. E. Charlet,
Dr. W. L. Barrett, Alvln Ross, C.
M. Crowe, W. B. Taylor, Geo. M.
Burton, S. F. Riley, J. H. B. Car
son, M. T. Westerfleld, Alvln Rowe,
J. P. Jasper.
Odds on tho G. O. I, Race.
New York, May 25. Wall street
has begun betting on the result of
the Republican Presidential nomi
nees. William Barnes Is said to
have offered 5 to 1 that neither
Taft nor Roosevelt will win. Beta
have been mode of 2 to 1 that Taft
will not be President, ahd of 5 to 3
against the nomination of Roose
velt. Suffragists are to make a cam-
n.ilcn of1 Ohio. Michigan. Wisconsin.
IN THE STATE
Manifested in the County
CHIP CLftflKJWEEPS STATE
All Interest Now Centers
in State Convention at
CLARK WIRES ' APPRECIATION
Louisville, Ky., May 25. Speak
er Champ Clark swept the State of
his nativity to-day in the Democrat
ic county comentlons, only a few
dissenting votes being cast In the
11." counties In which conventions
were held. He Is now assured of
Kentucky's twenty-six votes in the
national convention at Baltimore.
With reports received lrom near
ly 100 counties, Ollle James, nlted
States Senator-elect,, has i. .rtttU'U'J-.
ty of 1G0 votes over Governor Mc
Croary for the temporary chairman
ship of the State convention huro
ioxt Wednesday, but the result Is
extremely doubtful.as -several coun
ties which have not yet reported
are in the territory of tho adminis
tration. The ffght for tho temporary
chairmanship hangs in the Sixth
district. County convention's will
he held in Covington and Newport
on Monday, and tho result In the
State convention depends largely
upon those two districts. In the
event that either of them Instruct
for James, he will be elected tem
porary chairman over Governor
With Congressman James and
Governor McCreary running close
ly together In the race for chair
man of the State convention, the
fight between J. M. Stevenson and
Rufus Vansant for chairman of the
State Democratic Central Commit
tee, is no less exciting. Both are
claiming the place, with Stevenson
holding a slight lead over his com
petitor; However, as in the other
fight,' the result hangs In the. Sixth
district, and the outcome will not
be known until Monday night,
when the votes of Campbell and
Kenton counties have been record
Senator-elect James won out in
tho First, Second, Fourth, Fifth
and Seventh Congressional dis
tricts, With the Sixth in doubt,
while the others are all conceded to
Governor McCreary. It Is the clos
est race In many years, though the
outlook Is more or less gloomy for
the antl-admlnlstratlon forces. Ac
cording to local leaders of Democra
cy, tho State convention may be in
session for more than the single day
allotted for the Instruction of dele
gates to the national convention.
The vote in Kenton and Campbell
counties was a surprise to even the
most sanguine McCreary and Van
sant men. Out of G3 delegates
named in Kenton county, 53 are for
McCreary and Vansant.
In Campbell county , McCreary
and Vansant will receive 3G out of
No reports were received of any
trouble, with tho exception of
Franklin and Cumberland counties,
and In both Instances it was mere
ly a walkout without any demon
stration. Hero In Louisville, precinct con
ventions wore held in the city and
county and delegates were named
to be sent to the county convention
on Monday. In every instance del
egates who favor Ollle James -for
temporary chairman of tho conven
tion, Champ Clark for the Presi
dential nomination, and John M.
Stevenson for chairman of he State
Executive Committee, wero named.
The 131 votes of Jefferson county
may be added with safety to the antl-admlnlstratlon
In Instructing their delegations,
several counties mentioned Wil
liam Jennings Bryan as second
choice, provided the name of Champ
Clark was withdrawn.
There wero several votes cast for
Henry Watteraon as delegate-at
large to the natlonol convention
Mayor Head, Governor McCreary
J C. W. Beckham, John C. C. Mayo
Rufus H. Vansant and Ollle Jame
also recelyed the instructed vote
of several counties as delegates-at
large to the national gathering of
Clark Wires Appreciation.
, Washington, May 26. (Special)
Speaker Clark was greatly re
joiced by the news from Kentucky
and at once sent a telegram to Ol
lle James, of which this Is a copy:
"Washington, D. ,C., May 25,
1912,. Senator Ollle M. James,
care Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Ky.
Dear Ollle: Hurrah for old Ken
tucky and hurrah for you and the
rest of my friends. I am proud,
delighted and grateful. May your
shadow never grow less and may
you, exceed Senator Allison's years
in the Senate.
Both the James and McCreary
forces are clnlming a victory for
temporary chairman of the Demo
cratic State Convention which
meets In Louisville to-day.
Seventy-seven votes were added
to the McCreary column MtMiday
In the temporary chairman oi sani
tation, through the county' conven
tions l'i'ld In Kenton and Campbell
counth.--. Contesting delegations
will k to tlio State convention In
structed hgnlnst tho admlnlstra-
Uo.u,))it.tli.'...jiriisliUi)vcJlinlr.iuan ill1.t.ilL .t!iSl,.,'9J!.Ie..Iivi.,.0!a .JL'li'.
receive tap oeiegBt'.oiiH which noiir
the erf .. .ulals sinned by the proper
autho'Mfs. An effort, however,
will lie made. It Is sold, to unseat
.both d-''Bilious by the follower
of Ollto James.
Aqfti) rig to reports from both
of thr oonvoiitioiiB split occurr
ed oarr. In the meeting, with the
Jauieni i.i'oor walking out.
JefflrMiii county will send 2?
delcgate-i, with one-half vote ouch,
Instiui'tcd for Speaker Clark, Ollle
.lames for temporary chairman; J.
M. Stew-neon for chairman of the
State ' Democratic Executive Com
mittee, and Prey Woodson for na
tional committeeman from Ken
tucky. At Lexington the Fayette county
convention instructed for Champ
Clark, but failed to instruct In oth
er' race's. ' However,' it Is said that
Fayette will vote for James and
Stevenson in the district conven
tion Wednesday morning. Accord
ing to the leaders from Fayette It
Is doubtful which way the Seventh
district will vote In the State con
vention. At the convention in McCracken
county Monday, instructions were
given for Champ Clark. Every
man on the delegation Is for Ollle
James for temporary chairman of
John C. C, Mayo has announced
definitely that he is not a candi
date for national committeeman for
Kentucky. However, he said that
Percy Haly, who is Mayo's first
lieutenant, Is a candidate for na
olympian springs to
oi'i:n with k. p. a. meeting
Olympian Springs, Ky., May 2 7
The formal opening of Olympian
Springs will be ushered In this pea
son by the Kentucky Press Asso
ciation, which will hold Its meeting
here June 10-15i There will be a
special ball In honor of the K. P. A.
on the evening of Thursday, Juno
13, besides numerous other Infor
Those, who havo spent many a
happy day at Olympian are looking
forward to the time of returning,
where they Intend to have the
whole of three glorious months In
the mountains. The more energet
ic summer guests at Olympian
Springs find most pleasure In ten
nis, quoits, baseball, clay-pigeon
shooting, or walks to the different
springs, while others prefer to find
their pleasures in the big, comfy
swings or drinking cool drinks un
der the big trees on the lawn, sav
ing themselves for the dance in the
William O'Neal will again have
charge of the springs and as every
body knows, nothing Is ever lack
ing for his guests.
The K. P. A. meeting will bo fol
lowed by the annual convention of
tho Bankers' Association of Ken
tucky, Juno 19-23.
Gooil Sinn Gone.
Mr. Samuel Rafferty, an old a"
respected citizen of Select, K"
died at his homo at that place Tup
day of last week. He had been In
bad health for several months and
death was not unexpected. Funer
al and Interment were at Select,
Wednesday The deceased was an
undo to Mrs. R. E. Duke, Mrs. J
W. O'Bannon, Mrs. Silo Taylor an'
Mr. Fred Cooper, of this city.
As to Just What the Oth
er is Guilty Of.
CERTAINLY AJ0T0RI0U5 PAIR
And Neither One, According
To Other's Testimony,
Fit to be President.
tOI5l'ET VIEW of snv.Tio.
(By C. H. Tavenuer.)
Washington, May 25. When
thieves fall out, just men get theli
due, and when Republican Presi
dents and former lesidents full
out, the people loam how the.
have been misgoverned.
Since President Taft and for
iiui President Roosevelt entere;.
ui on f'olr wild scn.mble for del
ate to tho next nominating con
iXWKsis.on o! tno following tutor
'nation, which they never kuv b
fore, ucept through unpro.e..
changes or unverified rumors:
That .Mr.-'JXU, by hio own ad
mission, haj ,boen "a nimi o'
itraw." r :
That Mr. Taft, In his advocac..
f Canadian retiproc'ty, wag no.
thinking, primarily, of any boneiits
that would come to the American
farmer and wane earner, but tha'
ho ht lleved lociprncity would ni..k'
Canada an "adjunct" to the I'nltei!
States, which "would transfer hei
Important business to New Vorl
and Chicago." By his own confer
slon Mr. Taft was scheming to aid
the Big Business Interests through
That George W. Perkins, organ
izer of the Harvester Trust and
member of the Board bf Directors
of the Steel Trust, Is "highly pleas
ed with the Taft method of prose
cuting the trusts."
That there is a close political al
liance between Mr. Perkins and Mr.
Roosevelt, as evidenced by the fact
that Mr. Perkins contributed $15,
000 to .Mr. Roosevelt's campaign In
the New York primary this spring.
That Mr. Taft, in the presen
campaign, made free and unre
strlcted use of Federal office-hold
ers to obtain the nomination.
That Mr. Roosevelt, while con
stantly writing and giving out in
terviews, while he was President
all professing the deepest hatred o'
the trusts, secretly and clandestine
ly suppressed a report showing tha
the Kaivester Trust was illegal
and inrestmlnt of trade, and late:
ordered a contemplated suit again
that trust stopped until he gave the
word, which word he never gave.
Thnt Mr. Roosevelt's trip to Af
rica was paid for by Andrew Car
negie, greatest of the beneticlarie'
of the steel tariff.
That Mr. Roosevelt was so fright
ened by tho possibility of ta-iff agi
tation during his more tnan seven
years of office, he never ni.tlle am
mention of tariff, in any of his offi
cial papers or messages, except once
when he wrote Into one message
that he "would discuss the tariff
later," which statement ho with
drew from the message before it
was transmitted to Congress.
If the present scramble for Re
publican delegate continues a while
longer, It may safely be said, there
fore, that both Mr. Taft and Mr.
Roosevelt, at the present rate, will
thoroughly demonstrate to the
country that neither one of them Is
fit to be President. Each day of
their present fight for delegntes
throws some now light on tho close
harmony between them and the big
interests that are behind them. Mr.
Taft, angered, Is telling wliat he
knows about Roosevelt, and Roose
velt, angered, Is tolling what he
knows about Taft, and they are
both tolling a whole lot of things
that nobody else ever knew about
e'ther of thorn.
HLAMK FOR TITANIC
WRECKING IS PLACED
Washington, May 25. The Sen
ate Committee on Commerce to- li
considered the repoit on the Tltar
Ic disaster, which the commltte
will submit to tho Senate no
Tuesday. It will be a sweeping a
raignment of the conditions unde
which the vessel swept olonr
through the Iceberg area to he
loom, with its immense loss of Mfe.
The report was framed largely
by Senator William Alden Smith, oC
Michigan, the chairman of the sub
committee that conducted tho In
vestigation, but during the sub
committee's discussion there were
3ome modifications of the original
draft along the lines of more con
It Is understood the report will
severely criticise Capt. Smith, or
the Titanic, as mainly responsible
'or the disaster, because of failure
to heed the warnings of other ves
sels: the British Board of Trade
for lax Inspection; J. Bruce Ismny,
who was a passenger, and will
joint to the lack of discipline In the
time of danger.
Capt. Lord, of the California!!,
will figure In the responsibility, be
cause of failure to take necessary
steps when near the Titanic, whose
rocket signals of distress were seen
aboard the CaiTftrnlan. Congress
will be asked to reward ("apt. Ros
tron, of tho legem ship Carpathla.
HKl-VSrs TO PAY HER TA.Y
IWTIL PERMUTED VOTE
CIiIchko, May 2". .Mies V, l'p
Squi-e, picfldout of the 'No V-ite,
No Tax" League, yesterdav rei'.ised
.In .OIL out. a .4u?.wqjirJ. .rajiecL. .iv
schedule. Instead, h wrote t: 13
letter In a blank nimce of the m hed
ule and mailed It to the Hisespoi-s
"(lontlpinon: Jnit so Ions; as the
county of Cook hands me a tax
schedule on the ground that ! am
a cltUen of Illinois, and nui't ia
my share of the common expi use,
and refuses me a ballot on ilu
ground thnt I m a woman, and as
a women have no right to make my
citUeniriilp effectual, just so lomr
will I refuw to he voluntarily on
your lists. I decline the honor.
"If, too. In tho sight of the State,
only male brains are capable of
solving tho Intricate problems of
politics and government, I decline
to worry my female brain to solve
the problem of how that govern
ment is to meet its bills.
"I was born a female. No tears,
no prayers will change that fact,
and I refuse to apologize for being
what I am, or to make excuses for
the kind of body the Creator gave
me. Therefore I absolutely refuse
to aid or support the government
that dishonors and demeans my
PLACED PRICK ON HEADS
OK PLANT BED SCRAPERS
Frankfort, Ky., May 25. Night
riders have resumed operations la
Western Kentucky, scraping plant
beds in Lyon and Trigg counties.
The first outbreak this year was in
Lyon county, but recently plant
beds have been scraped In Trigg
county. Gov. McCreary to-day of
fered a reward of $4 00 for the ar
rest and conviction of the unknown
persons who scraped plant beds In
Trigg county. This reward will ba
paid for each person convicted. It
Is said that the plant beds that have
been scraped belong to men who
were associated with the tobacco
organization In the past and who
were leaders In the movement to
hold the tobneco growers together.
Maj. E. E. Bassett, of Hopkinsville.
who was Acting Adjutant General
for a time, and who was In com
mand of soldiers In the so-called
night rider district, is now in
Frankfort. He savs that there have
been more cases of plapr bed
In the papers, and that tho old
night-rider troubles seem to bo in
danger of breaking out afresh.
County Offers Reward.
Cadiz, Ky May 25. -County
Judge John C. Habtioy has offered
a $200 reward for the arrest and
conviction of the parties who scrap
ed the plant hods in the northwest
ern part of this county last week.
Ho has also asked Gov. McCreary
to supplement this reward. The
Trigg county grand jury Is making
a rigid investigation of these dep
redations. George II. Pealiody Dead.
Now York, May 2-1. George H.
Peabody, SI years old, philanthrop
ist and retired banker, and nephew
of the lnte George Foster Peabody,
died of heart disease shortly before
midnight to-night. Mr. Peabody
was born at Zanesville, O., and in
1850 came to this city, where he
was associated In business with
his uncle, the lnte George Foster
Peabody. He contributed freely
toward the support of charitable
The number of wage earners In
the United States has increased
40.4 per cent since 1899.
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