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The Interior Journal.
XXXIX NO. 23
STANFORD LINCOLN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1012
TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS."
WELCOMED IN ADAIR
itiw'ni Democrats Assure Him
..Cotrrty li Far Htm A Trip
TmV Ta Cehmbla.
.That Adair comity, one of llio re
cent addition1! to the Eighth Con
gressiounl tlintrict, will ho found
troujily entrenched in the column
ef Ilnrvey Helm, of Lincoln, nt the
democratic priinnries next August,
was forecasted Inst week when Mr.
Helm paid a visit to the attractive
little city, of Columbia Friday, uc
5ffipanifd by the editor ' In
Dozens of the leading democrats
hook the big congressman warmly
by tile hand and assured him that
they nre for him, and promised thnt
Adair will be safely in line with the
other counties of thc district when
the count is made in the primary.
They told him that they huve watch
ed tlio good work he has done for
feu 'district nnd thc people nt large
during thc three tenns he hus been
nt Washington, nnd on the eve of
n great democratic presidential vic
tory, they see no reusoit to ttrrn
down one of the leader in congress
who has heled make the expected
victory possible. They lielieve that
tboe, who, by reason of their great
leadership in the lower House of
Congress, now under democratic,
control, mnko democratic chances In
the nntioti so bright, tdionid be fjivt-u
very opportunity for further use
fulness in the irobablc event of the
complete control of the government
hy thnt party. They fay th'w is no
time for swapping horses. The demo
cratic congressmen who have "made
good" should be kept at the helm,
nnd the Congressman from Lincoln
county is placed upon the Honor
Roll by the big daily newspapers
nnd all who have followed cloeely
the proceedings line tb dmocraU
Mr. Helm had but the one day to
sHnd in Adair at this time, as he is
uiixious to hurry back to Wushinz
ton, but he felt thnt he must be
come acquainted us much n ihiss.
Me with the leading men of the par
ty at Columbus, and learn the wishes
f his new constituent. Tlu.nuh
Friday it not n very busy day in
Columbia, it soon became noised that
the new Deniocrntic congressman
was in ln nnd a grent many de
mocrats came in to town by tin)
iifternooon especially to see him nnd
.tnke him by the hand. Therein...
crat" of Adair arc exceptionally
well pleased over coming into
the Eighth district. It M-enw Mmt
their chief rrnson is that they nre
out or the Woody Eleventh dislrb-t
amd do not hnve to tell iuquirin,'
outsider- that they are repre
sented nt Washington by the nolori-on-
Caleb Powers. They are very
vlnd of their new nscciation, nnd
will be encouraged in their fights ii
the future. A number believe. thn
Adair will soon become snfely demo,
Outside of the county races, there
is left little incentive for reimbti-
an effort there. The demoo-n s
linve generally managed to keep two
or three of the county offices in
their control. They now have hc
County Attorney Gordon Montgomer.
ery, one of the nest known demo
cratic lawyers in his section of thc
hJMe, nnd n wheelhorse and County
Clerk llryntit, who has more friends
4 linn most anybody you meet. Adair
went overwhelmingly for Jim Our
uctt, its favorite son for Attorney
General, and his friends piedict
that when the good people of Adnir
ennic to know Harvey Helm like he
is known over the rest of the district
they will vote for him without ic
gnrd fur party tics as is done
in mi ninny other counties of ths
Eighth. One of the best evidences
of that was shown in Rockcastle in
the lusjt congressional election.
Rockcastle usually has a republican
majority of 500 or over. In the lust
election Mr. Helm lost thnt county
by less than 100 votes. Those who
have looked into the situation say
that Cn,sey and Adair will bs in the
nme siiupe before they hnve been in
the Eighth five years.
Such fighting democrats as Depu
ty State Fire Marshal John D. Cof
fey, Allen Walker, Dr. Curtwright,
County Chninnaii Flowers, Frank
Winfrey, Associate Editor Murrell,
of the' News, nnd others took Mr.
Helm iu charge and saw thnt he met
nnd shook hands with all the demo
crats in town. Mr. Helm, as every
one kuows, is a splendid handshaker,
and talker, and made a fine impres
sion on all, U could easily be seen.
His friends there hnvo nlrcndy begun
to form nu organization to carry
Adair for him iu tho primnry, nnd
they" nsstire him thnt ho need have
no fear of the result.
The I. J man, who hung around
on the outskirts, nnd took note of
events, wns greatly impressed with
the tine vilcom0 given Mr. Helm,
and is almost as confident that Helm
will carry Aduir, us lie is that the
present congressman will bo return
ed. One of the things thnt attracted
our attention in Columbia, was that
the little city should bo ns progres
siva and thriving us it is, and still
bo so fur from the railroad. No
one rim visit it find ii&t realize thst
it is n fine business point.
The daily hinges bring crowds of
traveling men, both day and night,
while the freighters which cover the
pike between Columbia and Camp
bcllsvillc, "J'l miles away, attest the
voluino of business which is being
Most of the business houses of
the little city are of brick, con
structed in the god old square- nboiit
tli(. courthouse. Thc brick for their
manufacture is nmdo right theie at
Columbia, so that there is no heavy
freight on the material, ns is the
en ne whenever n brick building is
erected in Stanford. Out of the
handsomest buildings in Columbia, is
that of It. F. I'aull, u close cousin
of the writer, who made us feel
greatly nt home. Mr. I'aull uses
one of his storerooms for his drug
store, nnd rents the other. He docs
a big business, uud is, iu fact, one
of the biggest business men in Adnir
county, being interested in hanks,
fanning Indg etc.
The Columbia Hotel is n fine mon
ument to the town, also, and Pro
prietor Allen Walker, never sends
n guest away dissatisfied. Tl
building nlso, is of brick, nicely fur
nished nnd the table as good or bet
ter than you will find most anywhere
Adnir county's court house is
much better than the ordinary run
of courthouses, and makes a good
iipHMirnncc. We have become so
stuck up on our handsome, building
nt Stanford, however, that it's al
most hard to do justice to any other
courthouse iu n country town. Our
courthouse is iu n class to itself, so
there's no use making comparison
, wijh any other. The same may be
said of our new dejiut, by the way.
The people at Campbellsville start
to talking first thing of their new
depot, mid it is n pretty one, and is
most nbly presided over by Agent
.John A. Roberts, formerly of Stan
ford, nnd who is one of the most
, popular citireiis of Campbellsville.
However, the I.. & N., favored Stan.
I ford just n little above any other
country town, when it gave us our
new station, nod theie von aie.
A great many of us here in Lin
coln urn fontiininllv "etissintr" the
condition of our roads, nnd telling
of the poor condition of the pikes.
I We believe, however, -thnt if every
."knocker" would make u trip from
Campbellsville to Columbia ut this
tunc oi year, not another word
of complaint would bL heard. Al
though the distance is only a little
over 20 miles nbout the distance
from here to Harrodsburg which re
quires about three hours to drive
it took the stage line exactly five
nnd half hours to uinke the trip nu
,last Thursday night, nnd required
nbout four forfi double-teamed pri
vate conveyance on the return .trip
late Friday afternoon. The road
from Campbellsville to Columbia is
the only pike in that part of the
country. And it is said to be the
oi'lv road in this part of the state
which sfill has (be toll gates on it.
It is owned bv Mr. fleorge Oowdy,
of Ciimpbellsville. who o rates four
toll gales between the two cities.
Little work of improvement is done
on the pike, except the dumping of
crushed rock upon it, the heavy
freighters and the stnge being com.
pelled to do what rolling and smooth
ing is done, so thnt the pike is renl
ly not much belter than some of
Lincoln's diit roads.
The pike from one plan, to the
other is dotted with substantial
farms, some nice looking hind being
seen now- nnd then, with comfortable
houses. Several good looking wheat
fields"were up. nnd un occasional
tobacco bed. One thing that strikes
the attention is the apparent scarcity
of live stock on the farms, hut few
steers or feeders being noticed, and
That country does n tremendous
business in hogs, and poultry, how
ever, nnd finds it very remunerative.
There is also some fine timber still
to bo found In pnrts of tho hack
country, though most of it has been
cut out. A large number of mighty
fine, big logs, woith uny where from
$10 to $20 npicco nro to be seen on
trucks nnd skids along the pike, be
ing hnulcd to the stavo or saw mills,
several of which are found iu that
section, uud do u profitnblc business.
No mention of Columbia were
complete without reference to the
splendid itewspniwr issued by Editor
Charles S. Harris, and his popular
Associate Editor, Mr. Murrell. The
Adair County News Is everywhere
conceded to be one of the best coun
try weeklies in the state. It has
a nice equipment; the editor owns
his own building, nnd is n' lender in
his community. Ho tries to give every
man n square deal, and docs it, too.
Resides, attending to his paper, Mr.
Harris runs n nice funn near town
where he nnd his wife and their in
teresting fnmily of ten children
mal.c their home.
Cnuipbellsville the shipping point
for Columbia, and the hack country,
is one of the livest little cities wo
have seen in it long lime. The main
business portion of the town was
burned out nbout n year ago. This
was one of the best things that
could hnve hnppcned to (Jtc place.
The burned area hns been rebuilt
with modern brick business houses,
c.ich with an attractive front, nnd
all up-to-date with their show win
dows nnd displays. Two good hotels
nre found here, one being conducted
by Mr. J. W. Rice, formerly of Adair
who sees thnt his guests nre nlwnys
treated right. Albert Wnllnce is
another Lincoln county boy, who is
doing well iu Cnnipbi'llsville, being
in the undertaking business there.
One of the most prominent lawyers
in thnt county is II. S. Robinson,
well known in Lincoln. Mr. Robin
sou, has n law library which is one
of the finest to be found in any
small town in the stnte.
An nmuing incident occurred nt
thc hotel nt Campbellsville Friday
night, where Congressman Helm nnd
we were stopping en route home. A
oun man who had seen the Inline
"Ilnrvey Helm" on tho register,
knocked nt the door, nnd asked us
if Ilnrvey Helm was there. We in
formed him he was, and invited the
wsilor to come in nnd see him. He
looked iu nnd glanced at Mr. Helm
nnd then iiskrd it- where Harvey
Helm was. We pointed to the Con
gressman nnd introduced him us
Harvey Helm of Stanford, but were
informed by thc visitor thnt lu
wanted to sec Ilnrvev Helm, of
Montelier (a sninll town in Adair
county.) Mr. Helm was Mirpriscd to
leniu there was another of the same
name in Adair, and laughingly asked
the young m.ui if the other Harvey
Helm looked like him. The visitor
hesitated n moment, scanning the
Congressman's countenance rather
closely, it seemed, and then replied:
"Well, no; I don't think he looks
much like you. He's u pretty good
I looking fellow."
Congiessmnu Helm snys that he
intends to wok reciprocal relations
nt once with the other Harvey Helm,
and will rely on him to carry thc
Montpelier section for him this fall.
The biggest man Adnir county has
produced in a long time is Jim Gar
nett, new the nble Attorney General
of Kentucky, ut Frankfort. Mr.
Garnet t is n favorite son of this
county, which has produced so many
brilliant men, nnd is upholding well
the honor of his section. Adnir is
always j"or him for anything he
wanlsr 'and he's going to find a
mighty Vuf "portion of Kentucky that
way net 'time lie makes a race. His
friends believe that he will prove
the strongest mail the democrats
can nnino thc next time they Humi
liate for governor, nnd if they do,
he will undoubtedly find not only
Adnir, but the whole Eighth district,
solidly behind him. ""
There is mighty little Roosevelt
talk among the republicans of Adair
county, and the delegates to be
chosen nt the republicun county con
vention theie on April (Hit will be in
structed for Tuft by nu overwhelm
ing majority. Senator Hradley U
shooting a vast amount of Tuft lit
erature into the counties where there
are many republican officeholders.
The fact that Bradley is. for Taft i
heralded in big headlines, and a
strong play is being made for the
reuoiniiiation of the president on the
popularity of the republican senator.
great many of the Roosevelt men
nre mighty "sore" over the treat
ment they nre getting from the of-
JAPK IEAZLEY IREAKS
ALL ENGINE RECORDS
Lecal Dealer Leads All International
Agents In State In Number ef
One of the biggest displays of
gasoline engines ever made by a
denier iu thin part of the state was
shown here last week when Agent
J. L. Hc.irley, had n photograph of
the car-load of engines which he
hns recently sold in this county, tok
en iu front of of his place of busi
ness on Mnin street. Mr. Bcnzley
has mndc n record ns agent for thc
International engine which is far
oliKiid nf uny other agent in Kentucky
He has sold 2." engines in less than
six months, nnd is still selling. He
hns just ordered another car-load
which will be iu within n few wekes,
uud he expects them to go as fast
us the others.
The show of engines in front of
Mr. Beuzley's store made an impos
ing picture, stretched up nnd down
tho street. Mirny of tt lie engines
were on wheeled tracks ready for
Distant use. Thc largest was n giant
20-horse power engine which went
to J. K. Ilaughmaii. near Hustouvillc.
All were delivered immediately nftcr
the picture wns tuken.
The International people are
grently pleased with the work Mr.
lleiuley is doing for them in this
county, uud have awarded him the
1alin ns the "husjlinge-t" agent ill
Rev. C. T. Chiunch filled his ap
pointment at thc Baptist church Sat
urday and Sunday nnd delivered
three mighty interesting sermons.
li. 11. Singleton is in Cincinnati,
this wee): on business.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Will Jackson re
turned to their home in Pike county
Mr. nnd Mrs. Frank Hell and
Mr. -nnd Mis. Elmer Hell and
Messrs. Dunlup, Arthur Singleton
nnd Oscnr Sims left the 18th for
Phoenix Arizona, m.ich to the itgrct
of their many friends here.
J. H. Acton, rural carrier on route
o. 3, is on the sick list and W. R.
Singleton is carrying the uinil in his
This doesn't look much like w dead
town after having voted whisky out.
Mr. Bruce Fngulry has s,,l"d his,
fnuj, rented the inoperty of L. C.
Gooch nnd moved to Wayiiesbur'g.
We are glad we have them iu our
Deau Smith has moved into his
new dwelling which he has recently
built on the Waynesbiirg pike.
Brack Perkins bought a lot from
W. R. Singleton ni:J is building n
nice win chouse on it.
Messrs. L. G. r.ml F. S. Gooch
bought n lot fiom the Masons and
are preparing to build u huge More
house on it.
H. L. Dumas will' begin vvoik on his
new dwelling in a few days.
Dug Jeffries bought a lot from
W. '.J- nnd Marion Revuolds for
Wr. T. 0. Morsau and Mrs. T. S.
Kxmolds and children were guests
of Mrs. W. R. Singleton Monday
Mrs. Ellen- Shoop was the guest
of Mrs. T, J. Iluilesou Tuesday.
Mrs. Melvin Caldwell nnd Miss
Minnie Culdwell niu on the sick list.
Messrs. Luther and Elmer Cald
well continue selling .goods in their
father's ttore, since his death.
Misses Lorn and Annie Burch vis
ited Misses Corn and Ollie Butich
While Mr. nnd Mrs. Smullwood
rcre licie at chirred their little four
year old daughter wuudered nwuy
from home, and eau-ed much excite
ment until she wii found lute in the
afternoon about fvvo miles from
EIGHTH DISTRICT TEACHERS
Supt. J. W. Ireland was in Law
teiiceburg Friday uud Saturday at
tending the annual meeting of the
Eighth Congressional District Teach
ers' Association. There was a large
ciowd of visitors present and much
interest manifested. The words of
welcome were delivered by Prof. II.
V, Bell, J. W. Gaines and Judge Juo.
B. Shelby, of Luwrenceburg. The res
ponse wus made by Prof. K. L. Gilli.
of Lexington. Prof. 11. V. Bell,
principal of the Lnwreneeburg high
school, wns unanimously elected
president. Tho next meeting will be
held iu Richmond.
ficeholders, they say, nnd many nre
open iu their declaration that they
will not vote for Tuft If he is re
Pursiinnt to a call duly made by
the Republican Executive Connnitteo
of Lincoln county, tho Renuhlienns
of Lincoln county nre hereby called
to meet in Mnss Convention nt the
court house in Stanford, Ky., on Sat
urday April 0th nt ono o'clock P. M.j
for the purpose of selecting 19 dele
gates uud alternates to the state and
District Convention to be held for
the purpose of selecting delegates to
thc National Convetion to be held in
Chicago on June 18th 1912 for the
purpose or nominating a Republican
candidate for President to be voted
for at the coming November Elec
tion. Also for the purpos of re
organizing the County Executive
Committee nnd selecting precinct
committeemen for the ensuing four
years for each voting nrecinct in
said county. The system of voting
nt said Mass Convention shiill bo
viva voce. R. L. Davison, Chairman,
George D. Florence Secretary.
CRAB ORCHARD BAPTISTS
To Meet Wednesday Night To Call
Pastor for Church.
An important meeting of the mem.
bcrship of the Crnb Orchard Buptist
church hns been called for Wednes
day night, prayer meeting night,
nt which it is especially desired nil
members be present; especially the
men. An effort, will be made nt
this time to arrange for the calling of
u pastor, and to elect officers of the
church. Tlie Crab Orchard Con
gregation has not had a pnstor for
some time, and the members feel
that it is time something was done
about the matter. An urgent call is
therefore made that nil members who
can be present.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
From Local Lodge See Big Initiation
A bunch of liv members of Dia-
jdem Lodge. Knights of Pythias of
J Stanford, went over to Lexington
I last Friday night nnd saw the in
itiation of nearly three bundled can
didates into the Page rank, nt the
big woodland Auditorium. Incident
ally the local boys did some good
boosting for the Knights of Py thins
Fair to be held here in August. In
the crowd who went over were H. T.
Bruce, Robert Woods, M. A. Stone,
J. N. Menefee, Jr., II. C. Carpenter
and John Fields.
j Nearly two thousand Knights were
present when the work was put on
by Gen. Fred E. Whenton, Su
preme Keeper of Recoids and Seals,
who used the famous Rnthboue Bi
ble, which Justice II. Rathbone,
the founder of the order Used forty
eight yenrit ago in obligating new
members. It wns the largest class
I of candidates initiated into the or
der in the history of the State.
Knights of Pyt hius were present
from nil over Central Kentucky. J
A FINE MAN GONE
Postmaster J. Henry Hankla, Dies
Suddenly at Junction City
Everyone iu this community wns
deeply shocked last week to lenrn
of the sudden death of Postmas-
l W. UlTMIJ AAtlUIVUI, I'L t 11IIU 11U1I
City, which took place early Satur
day morning as a result of u stroke
of apoplexy. Mr. Hankla hud a
wide acquaintance iu Lincoln coun
ty and was well liked by nil who
knew him. He ulvrn.vs had a cherry
word for everyone nnd made friends
.wherever he went. He was a public
spirited, Christian gentleman. "May
the sod lest lightly over the remnins
of n true friend.
After services at the church Sun-
,day afternoon, the remains were laid
to rest in the cemetery nt Pnrks-
, ville, his old home, in the presence of
a large number of friends nnd loved
Mrn Hankla is survived by Jiis j
wife and five children, ull grownt
who Jiuve the sympathy of everyone
iu their bereavement. '
Barney Menux, n well known col
ored citiren of Boyle county, died
recently in Danville of old age. Dur
ing his early life he was the
wealthiest! colored man iu that coun
ty, lie owned ft Hue grass fai
I Nora Taylor, aged 10, was gfven
n penitentiary sentence for injury
to Louisville & Nashville telephone
wires nt Williumsburg. Three young
men are to bo tried on n similar
SHOOTS TWO OFFICERS.
THEN KLL$ HIMSELF
Harrodsburg Man Loads Up On
Whisky From Lawrencebttrg
and Goes on Rampage.
Harrodsburg, Ky., March 24,
In n tetrifio closo-rnngo gun-bat
tle with officers, following u night
of drunken fighting, during which he
threatened to kill his wifo and chil
dren Ed Moore,, 40, a drayman em
ployed by tho Curry Grocery Com-(
'puuy, shot nnd seriously wounded
Chief of Police K. C. Smith nnd
I Workhouse Keeper William Daven
port, and then blew out his brains at
8 o'clock Sunday morning.
The three men exchanged more
thnn twenty shots when not more
than four feet opart. Moore stood
in the kitchen of his home, inside
the entrance. Smith and Davenport
lunged repeatedly at the door, and
every time it opened a few inches
each man fired. Moore's first shot
shuttered the policeman's right nrm
from the wrist to the elbow. His
third struck the jamb, glanced, hit
Davenport just over the heart, rang
ed around to the center of the back
and went out.
Undaunted, however, the officers
continued to fire until their ammun
ition was exhausted. Then Daven
port said: Let's go across the street
and tie up this hole in me."
Smith fired his Inst shot through
the crack-of thc door, and replied:
"Come on I'm shot too."
As they started across the street
to n publi" well, Moore opened the
barricade nnd fired at them with a
repealing rifle. The bullets grazed
their heads and shattered windows
in n house opposite. Smith and
Davenport heard n third shot and
ran back to the house, although they
could not hnve defended themselves.
As the officers circled around the
place, another sharp explosion start
led them. They ran to a side porch
nnd found Moore writhing iu denth.
He had blown out his brains.
The officers went into the house. ,
On the kitchen table, laid in order
for use, were three revolvers, a re- '
peating rifle, n shotgun a bowie
knife nnd about 2,500 cartridges.
The inside of the home wns a mass
of broken furniture, smashed dishes
and torn clothing, Moore's crention
According to the statements made
to the police, Moore imported a
quantity of cheap whisky from Law
renceburg Saturday night. He drank i
steadily until midnight, so Mrs.
Moore declares, nnd then went mad.
During his aberration, he threw all
(he knives and forks, and nil of the
cMhing but what members of the
family were wearing, into the grate
It is believed that he had been on
the verge of insanity, even when sob
er, for some time. He hud obtain
ed the weapons secretly from n
Mrs. Kiiupp will arrive Wednes
da to begin work on the "dress
forms''. All Indies who sew should
see hei nt her rooms at Mrs. W. N.
Craig's nnd learn something some
thing to their interest.!
The farmers are getting busy in
this section. '
Miss Elizabeth Fox has returned
home, after a pleasant 'visit to rela
tives, in Harrodsburg and Burgin.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Joe Newell tire re
joicing over the nrrival of a girl
baby at their home.
.Mr. William Gibson and family,
weie guests of Mrs. D. B. Fox, Sun
duy. Miss Annie Gibson of Danville ,i
visiting friends here.
There will be Sunday school next
Sunday. It has been closed on ac
count of bad weather, hope we will
have a large crowd it is the duty
of the trustee of Moore's school, to
replace the bell to its proper place
We hope he will attend to the matter
at once. ""
Mis Maggie Fox, is nble to be nut
again after n severe illness of sore
Aunt Mulena Russell says "The
frogs linvc begun to holler, and that
is a good sign winter U over nunther
good sign is to hear thunder. She
nlso henrd wild ireese go over nnd
she knows that winter bus broken."
Oliver Fudged, aged 21 and Miss
Berthu Gooch aged 22, n popular
young couple, of Waynesburg, were
married at the court house, on
.March 21, by Judge Bailey, Their
ninny friends wih them much happiness.