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HARTFORD, KYM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6. 1912.
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Til SUIT FIRM
i ...M, ,,.
Gov. McCreary Issues a
Statement of Matter:
IS PLAIN THAT CORPORATIONS
Have Dodged', He Asserts
Says Cause of the People
Must Be Defended.
PERTINENT HUIUKCT HANDLED
Gp' McCreary has Issued a
statement In response to tho letter
addressed to him and to others by
Mr. Justus Goebel. The Governor
declares that "all persons who havo
made proper Investigation' know
that the corporations In Kentucky
have not been paying their Just pro
portion of thc taxes," and says that
If the corporations which have in
stituted the suits persist in their
effort, "the State of Kentucky and
I the causa of the taxpayers should f
iB defended In tho courts uy coun- j der this act, or other existing law
"SJal In every way well equipped, and i or laws hereinafter enacted, and
by (11 attorneys that may bo need-, also any litigation or business that
ed to meet ar1 cope with the many j any State officer may have in con
able attorneys who Instituted tho i nection with or growing out of his
suits." J official duty; and no- State officer,
-The Governor's statement fol-
"The letter of Mr. Justus Goe- ,
bel, addressed to me and to all ad- employ or to be represented by any
mlnlstratlve and legislative officers ptber .counsel or attorney-at-law,
of the State-, and to all citizens of ( unless an emergency arises, which
the Commonwealth who are Inter- j jn (he opinion of the Attorney Gen
csted in equaj and uniform taxa-,eral, requires the employment of
tlon, has been published generally othor counsel. In order to properly
In the' newspapers and contains protect the Interest of the Common.
fvaljitoble Information and Important wealth, In which event the Attor
suggcstlons. "ney General shall, In writing, set-
"He was present at the meetings ting forth reasons for such eraploy
of the Board of Valuation and As- ment, rquest the Governor to em-
1 . i.ii. A.Hlnf1 nKrtu. ttva
I itnonths and must be well-informed
on the subjects to-which he refers.
"The Board of Valuation and As-
sossment. consisting of Henry M.
TinRworth. State Audltor.Thomas S.
Jihea, State Treasurer, and C. P.
Crecellus. Secretary of State, did
their -work well and faithfully.
"All persons who hare made
roper investigation know that cor-,
f poratlons In Kentucky havo not
been paying their Just proportion
pr the taxes, and there has been un
just and burdensome taxation upon
'be people as compared with what
has been required to be paid by tho
)arge corporations of our State.
"I am opposed to discrimination,
and believe that taxation should be
.nlform, nnd the corporations and
, he people assessed and taxed Just
ly and fairly.
"In my message to the ast Leg
islk re, I recommended the pas
sage of eight Important blljs, and
all were enacted Into law except
he public utilities bill, which gave
ftjie Governor authority lo appoint
n assessment and valuation com
mission to do whnt the existing
tooard of Valuation and Assessment
tas done; but, a the members of
'that board had riot under former
administrations been active, I had
np knowledge that tfie eXUtlng
bpard w;ould be active u,ntu i was
assured by the members that they
would do their duty and be Just and
fair, and th0 public utilities bill
was not passed.
"TAe existing Board of Valuation
andvAssessment based Tfcelr 1912
assessment on evidence of the val
ues placed before them at great
length, and I an sure they havo
presented what they believe, after
careful examination and convinc
ing proof, are Just and fair assess
ments; and of about lour nunareu
corporations assessed,' only eight
have protesiea in wiw.
''The eight suits that have been
rought against the State may be
contested through the Federal and
State Courts, and are of great Im
portance to the people and the
Qlolo trananrv. ThnV Involve for
tho State about four hundred thou
sand dollars annually, and f6r the
rnimtv nnd city taxing districts
about eight hundred thousand do).
lars, annually, or a total of about
one, million two nunareu iuuuuuuu
) "Vhen tbe present admlnlstra-
lonvCame Into omce, less man one
ear ago, the State's , Indebtedness
fas more than one million 'dollars.
'ffitit Just and fl!vtMtlM4fc4
Skt'ot the State Wduld'soon bex-
inished; and I regret tbXi'lJ5ftlwrlkPV their flnes. .
portn'nt and powerful corporations
nro resisting the action ' of the
Board of Valuation and Assessment
and endeavoring to perpetuate tax
ation which the'.r own admissions
show to bo unjust and unequal.
"If the corporations which Have
instituted suits persist la their ef
forts, the State of Kentucky and
the cause of the taxpayers should
be. defended In the courts by coun
sel in every way well-equipped, and
by all the attorneys that may be
needed to meet and cope with the
many able attorneys who instituted
"I lfaYa .perfect confidence In the
ability' and known loyalty to the
State's Interests of Attorney Gen
era! Garnett and his three assist
ants, and also in the able and well
oqulpped 'attorney, Mr. Rich, who,
by. request of the Attorneys General,
In writing, V have employed; but I
will be pleased to appoint another
attorney, or two others, if theAttor
noy General, in writing, should ask
me to do so, as, under the law, I
cannot employ counsel to represent
the State withouthis request.
"Subsection S of sections 112-13
(article 2, page 21S) of th0 Ken
tucky Statutes provides: '
" 'The Attorney General nnd his
Assistants shall attend to all lit!-
Ration and business In, or out "of the
state, required of hjmjor them un-
board of trustees or the head of
any department or institution or
the State shall havo authority to
nlnv atirh anrifHnnnl rnnnnol. '
" 'Before sui counsel is employ-
'ed, his fee nnd compensation shall
be agreed upon and fixed by wrlt-
ten contract by thd Governor and
said counsel, subject to the approv-
al of the Attorney General.'
"if is, tnererore, apparent mat i
cannot appoint an attorney to assist
tne Attorney uenerai in tnese suits,
until the Attorney General, In writ
ing, requests me to do so, nnd also
agrees with me on the compensa
tion the counsel employed Is to re
'celve. james b. Mccreary."
XO MONEY IN BANK WITH
WHICH TO MEET CHECKS
Greensburg, Ind., Oct. 31. A I
man giving the name of A.L. Johns, j
of Maxwell, Ky., came here and put
up nt a hotel for two or three days
and then applied at the real estate
office of Hablg & Ely for a farm.
He said he was In the market for a
farm and Mr. Hablg showed him
around. He picked the A. J. Sith
form of 157 acres and wrote a
check on a Maxwell, Ky., bank for
$100 to bind the bargain. He told
Mr. Hablg that ho Is afflicted with
asthma and as he would have to
stop over In Louisville to consult a
specialist, he needed some ready
monoy. Mr. Hablg accordingly
cashed a check for him for $10.
roth these checks havo slnce been
returned to a local bank marked
YOUNG DIVORCEK WEDS
"WITH I1AHK IN Htill ARMS
Henderson. Ky., Nov. 2. Mrs.
Martha Carter, a mere girl aijedli),
but a divorcee, was married at the
court housa Wednesday to R. T.
Waters, nge 41, also of Hehbards
vllle, who had also been previously
narrled. Truly Cupid plays queer
The dlvorcee-brjde with a bae
In her arms, and her future hus
band, twlco her age, drove tn the
city early Wodnesday morning In
a buggy drawn by a mule. After
ecurlng a license they went to
fudge Young's office, where they
wero united In marriage,
Instead of the traditional kiss, a
'jcarty handshake wa8 the salute
Tlven the wife by, the husband at
tbe conclusion of the ceremony;
Mrs. Waters was qnly recently
ji....j .. t.AM fn,ma hi.ahatiH '
IllVUIUCU 1IU1U HW IVIi mmm4m?
9 Sixty vwomen.were fined for wear-.
Jhghat 'ilnsJtha't protruded too" far!
at Sidney, K. S. W,. AH went to
Eighteen of 24 Favor the
NO SELECTION IS TO BE MADE
Until Next Tuesday On Ac-
countof Very Unusual
PROMINENT MEN MENTIONED
New York, Nov. 4. Eighteen
of twenty-four members of the Re
publican National Committee who
ha,ve notified Chairman C. D. Hilles
of their choice of a Vice Presiden
tial candidate to succeed the Iatoi coons.
James S. Sherman, favor Gov. Had-1 Mr. Gault, thinking it a Hallow
ley, of Missouri. een party planning to destroy his
In a statement hero to-night Property, began firing at tho hun
Chnlrman Hilles declnred that no ters and ordering them from his
selection would be made by the Na-1 Place. At the second shot, h bullet
tlonal Committee until November j struck Miss Dunn in the back, go
12, but he inndo public the desires 'ns through nnd ImbeddeiPltself In
of the twenty-four committeemen her breast. She waa brought to
who have openly stated their this city where her wounds were
choice. Of thess. aside from the dressed. The ball went through a
majority for Gov. Hadley, two fa-! red sweater, and It Is said may
vored John Wanamaker, of Phlla-, Prove fatal.
delphia; one Secretary -of Warl Gault save himself up and is
Stlmson, one Congressman S. W. overwhelmed with grief.
McCall. of Massachusetts; one Jus-1 M'8 Dunn Is a daughter of W.
tlce Hughes, nnd one Gov. Golds- E- Dunn, president of the Citizens'
boro, of Maryland. National Bank of Noblesville. Mr.
. "The suggestion that members of Dunn arrived here to-day,
the Republican National Commit- glMI'LK FUNERAL FOR
tee should authorize the Executive i ' THE VICE PRESIDENT
Committee or the chairman of the J '
committee to nominate a candidate1 utlca N Y Nov 2 In the
for the Vice Presidency to fill the presen of 'the" President"' members
vacancy caused by the death of Mr. of thj cnblneti Senate am, House
Sherman is not feasible, and there- dlplomat8t nm, men and women
fore has not received favorable con- from evJrywa.of fCl final hon
sldcratlon." said Mr. Hilles. onj were pad t0.day (o Jameg
r "It has already been made clear SchooIcraft Sherman. Vice Presl
that it would have been a physical dent of the Un,tc(, gtateg , )lo.
Impossibility for the members of ferenCe t0 the w,B,le8 expressed by
the committee to attend a -eetlng sherman before h,8 deatn and the
prior to election day. there not be-) des,re of the famll.( thJ funeral
Ing sufflcient interim between the was amp,o am, wUhout 08tenta.
death of the Vice President and UoUb d,8play The public services
election day for the committee to ,n thj p,rgt ,,reBbyterllln church
convene. Proxies by wire would not wjre bHef an(, tbe bur,al ,n For.
have been legal and action based on regt H, comctery followed.
sucn proxies wouiu nave ueen uii
unwarrantable Innovation and
would have established a dangerous
A majority of the members of
the committee to attend a meeting
llcly expressed their choice for a
candidate. Mr. Hale, of Maine, fa-
vors Immediate action, but has not
vm iniiiontPii hid ehnlcn of n canili-
wh th m,mbcr- -0f tho'
commUtee from the state 0f Idaho
has not given voice to his views,
the Republican Stato Committee of
Idaho has recommended the selec-
tlon of Gov. Herbert S. Hadley, of
The members of tho committee,
who have publicly announced their
p'reference for Gov. Hadley are: i
Lewis, of Vermont.Brooker, of Con-
nectlcut;Barker, of Alabama; Jack
son, of Georgia; Moseley, of MIsbIs-
I slppl; Brown, of the District of Co
lumbia; Granger, or Ohio; uoou
rlch, of Indiana; Warren, of Mich
igan; Hawkins, of Minnesota; Neld
Oklahoma: MacGregor, of Texas
(Gov. Hadley or Wanamaker);
Behn, of Porto RJco; Marlow, of
1 T, i . oiI- v
ton. of Wyoming; Spiess, of New
For S. W. McCall; Estabrook. of
For John Wanamaker; Barnes,
of New York; McCulloch, of Ken-
tV r .i u i. . Tv-n f
I'o- Jiifrtlco Hughes; Jackson, of
, '' " n ii k . ,,.,i nr
For Gov. Goldsboro. Martin, of
v 11 ;iiiia.
of the Philippines.
Gov. Hadley nlso has been rec
ti..h.. xv r.i.Vv nf Maw Mexico-
State Chairman Jesse P. McDonald,
-. ?- . a.., nh.i.n v n
Williams, of Vermont; Congress-
man E. W. Martin, of South Dako
ta; Congressman J. IV, Fordney
Michigan; Congressman William H.
Wilder, of Massachusetts; Con-
prMfimftn VI. J.. Hull, nf Connectl-
e.r-- - --
Hows" Death Found It. j
Niagara Falls, Ni Y., Nov. 3. ,
Christian Kledhen, 46 .yefrs old; a
city Sremad, computed suicide to-j
day by Jumping Into the river, near
Prospect ,Polnt, and going over the
J. H, Read, o'f Cambridge, Mass.,
was nearjthe man when he entered
the stream and tried to reach Kled
hcn. "The latter waved to Read as
he went careening toward the falls
and called out "Good-by."
No reason Is known for tho sui
cide. Nothing has been seen of thc
CJJIIL SHOT IJV FARMER
AVHII.E OCT AUTO HIDING
Maysvllle;, Ky Nov. 1. Miss
Mabel Dunn,, aged twenty, of No
blesvllle, Ic'd., a visitor at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Owens here,
was shot last night, and It Is
thought falally wounded by Best
Gault, a farmer of this county. Miss
Dunn nnd a party of young men and
women went out In the country
coon hunting In automobiles, and
were going across Mr. Gautt's place,
near Murphyvllle, with several ne
gro men In the lead, scaring up the
Appreciates Tlie Herald's Work
For the Children.
Editors Hnrtford Herald: The
readiness of The Herald to serve
the cause of tho needy child must
and will commend It to all rlfihtly
constituted men nnd women. I
heartily appreciate its aid, ever
cheerfully clven the West Ky. Or-
hnns' Home In Its work among de-
pendent children, and beg to re-
mind your readers that he wno
helps a little thlld, helps humanity
with a distinctness and directness
which Is possible in no other way.
With profound thanks and best
wishes, I beg to remain
Yours very respt'y.,
W. D. HUMPHREY,
Supt. West Ky. Orphans' Homo.
FOUR GENERATIONS IN
ONE FAMILY FOR WILSON
Glasgow, Ky., Nov. 2. Barren
county can boast of what probably
at one time and one place. The
four pursons are Uncle Thomps!
Goodman, his son, grandson nnd
great-grandson. The four Good -
.,,. in h ,mn
vehicle to the polls Tuesday, Not
vember 5, and all will cast their
ballots for WIson and Marshall.
"Uncle Thomps," as he Is called
by his frionds, is past ninety years
' Be. Is a lifelong Democrat and
. . .. ... ... .. .
ji ueeu in i uuici uuaiucsn mi
over flfty years. He Is favorably
knQwn o tnvMng mcn Qf Kcn.
tucky, Indiana and Tennessee.
No Race Sulfide Here.
E ...... 1.1 In !i Mmi A Qlv r-hllfl
. . ': "- ;.;, ,
.'.,-' --i,v,i )..,h. ni
the family of Stephen Mageotte, of
r.' -. , . .
borne fifteen children In twelve
borne fifteen cniiaren in twelve
. i,i., i,om . n
years, and thirteen of them are Ilv-
T " . L - ... ...-
ing. un sepiemoer iu, ii, sne
gave birth to triplets, two girls and
a boy, and this week three- sturdy
Havq nrrtvoH thfrfeon mnntho nnrl
rf - ....., .. ...... ..
imeo wuenj unur tue uiiiui iiiu.
Kor' ulvf-Town property, vacant
Iota, cottages a,nd two-story dwelling.
A. C. YEISER & CO..
adv. , Hartford, Ky.
1912, by AmeilcHn Press Association.
Bull Moose Got Caught in the Brambles
of Sweeping Democratic Vote.
Ohio County Democratic by from 500
to 600 Great Majorities for
Wilson Carries Enough States in Union
Everything points to a sweeping
victory for the Democrats through
out th0 country yesterday. The
Bull Moose seems to have been
caught In thc bramble8 of n Demo
cratic landslide, and his destination
at present is uncertain. President
! Taft made a l)00r race, nnd nl-
Taft made a l,0r race, nnd nl-
though backed by the powerful ma-
I .n ..lli lln rtHnnl ita mill llii lltrt
"' """ ",B i - "- ' -
Itlcss backing which seems to have ,
I llonn linnliiHii, lillilnll tnriMn tn linlit
, been athls command. There Is
,- r,. n ,
from almost every election report
received. It was a 'lay when the
people came Into their own, and
the dawn of freedom from trust
domination and control Is at last
breaking. The vote cast through -
qui me touuir.v, ua a wuuiu, hub
rather light, but people interested Roosevelt, 29. Necessary to
,n gjod governmcnt were at the,26C.
polls in force and manifested their In New York Wilson gets a ma
sovorelgnty by the emphatic man-'jorlty of l.'O.OOO, and Indiana gives
ner In which they exercised their the New Jersy Governor a majority
BUtfrage. It is a victory of which
0 truo American should be
prud' , , ,. ',
In Ohio county the Democrats,
. ,, ' ... .
standing as follows,- with two pre-
. . , -
clncts to hear from:
i.ima .. snn . r..n f-
Taft '- 1,033
Prohibition. . . ,.'... i 20
Socialist Labor i '.......... 28'
Johnson . . . . . , 2,310
Thompson. , t i , . Jjw . . , ,...1,030
Basse'tt '. " 1,790
THOMAS RILEY MARSHALL.
Thompson 1,0." f
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Tkl- .... M.M ..1 lt.n t
V,IUBU "" ' ""'
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i itoofovct uu;i
' - . .
.Munienuerg county votes tnus:
Butler county ns follows:
1 At 10 o'clock Wl
I , ,
llfon had 267
fiL'Liuriu voiua cuiivei
conceded; Taft, 28,
of 90,000. Maine
but the majority is uncertain.
nn!1entU,Cky, ,s Dmo(,crat'c "'
000. and ten out of eleven Con
; . . . . .r n . ..
defeated by the Progressive candl-
, . . . ,. , .. . . , .
date In the Eleventh District. The
v"-1 " "' i '" " " .!
Wilson And Sherlcy (Dem.) I8 elect'
ed by n majority of 1,900
w . . . . ..... ' . ' '
,agaln carried every county in tho
uaviess county gives wiison,-,-640,
Roosevelt ,1,862, Taft l.roSjJifi'v
'Ben Johnson carries the Fourth '
District by oyer D.doo plurality. Ho
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