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Injunction! Declared Necet
na inn ins f nrninninn or
Trusts Urged Railroad
Col. Tho platform of tho
representatives of the Demne.
c i- iiiirfi n iin in naiinnii mita
our loyalty to. tlio principles
cal corninllon to the rrtirrixn.
predatory wraith, and laid bar
iiuioua mrinodi bv wnirn itifiv
defenseless public through the
1'incn una power.
lo fren tho government from tho
ftioiA who have mail It a busl-
muat Iwomo aialn a people's
i. inu imi inmimi rrpa in u
omccnoitiers. uurins; the laat
were added. rnlln tld lMnru
iniiiriuon inn mini numiMtr
era crenirn. asms rrom manv
airs I nil nnlv 10.279 nrw nmre'a
nurr ma i:ievrianii anil niricin.
lucr oi omrcnoiiirrs as tint nn v
of Uio administration to keen
we declare to bo no Iras dan
.nlri nl tt'. twill
vmr ia .-kuniiniairfliinnu
it vi rill r. ih
me neeuicas wu or thn nro.
nn iraa man a crime against thn
of worklnrmrn and women from
IIIIHAI KUII1H II1USL UN "TlfiriMl
excessive laniT exactions and
lr.w-1 mattltfAjla It Im ..n. .iimbU.
t In Hi. t ,. r. ikl. I. .. 1 . I
the llepubllcan platform contain
rnua iu vi-firmiMic.il niiitinisirn-
promise therrot In the future. We
that a Hon be nut to thla friKht.
i rrminiiiv in flfurv iiaiiirtmnni
UlU If I III 1IUKHI rinu ciuLirni nil
houan of representatives wus do
by the fathers of the constitution
houaa of reprrarnlatlvra, as con-
if iivviii jfrfvfai uj inn ff7iuuii.Ki
liai rraard to be n deliberative nnd
under the abaolute domination of
imjuiiix ui us inciiiuvra. uui lias
tiluut. mini itun r i tj hi irKiaiilllon.
r 1 1 f U H f 11 nf nil. faiflnffil p.iua.f.H.
or enactment oi inraaurra oeaire.1
Inllvn rmvurnmnnl hfimmfifi ft rail.
iion viin iiivinuvr in me prraon ui
rif nrr I . iiitirf iHiffpnui irinn ina
demand that the houae of rrnr.
a wtiif f.uiiviiiiiru uy a inajumy OI
such rulra and rrsuintlnn tn mw.
a maioruv or iia inrtniirm tn tit.
fa rTalU.urnllniia nnA ..rtn.fMl I I ..
Misuse of I'atronaKe,
condemn, aa a violation of the
of our Institutions, the action of
rt'ient chief rxccutlve In ualnar lh
naaa of Ida liluh oltlco to aorum llm
nntlon of one of hla cabinet otltccra.
uilv Inan l-Mlillfrnn nt In tuiKlln ...tit I
in aim mi viriua in I a une aiiifrieii
Juittfy the ralabllahmont of a
IfllW li f 'niiiiittlim f.. I .1 1... I
demand federal leclalatlon forever
muni lur II1D I.UIIII1UUIII1I1 UI Krt'Ul
or money wnei-uwitn tn iiuri'iinaM
uusiamiauy unmoirait'd iu tucir er
to encroach Uluin the rlehta nf thm
ul iiiib rifiuiiiiii hub iwnn iiirivir him.
un TinpiiHi ipniriiii nv iiir iii'iiiiiiiiffii n
onal comniHtco of n alnulo Inillvlduul.
he hlinaelf at tl" Ji-rsonul requeat of
IUpuhllran camllilute fur the pre-
cy rulaed over a quarter of a mil
dolltirs to be used In a allude itatn
ns tho cloilns hour of the Uit
campalrn. In ttiiler that fhla practice
ahall bn itopped for all lime, we de
mand the paaaaire of a atatutn punlah
Inn with Imprlaonmrnt any ortlcer of a
corporation -who; ahall either contribute
on behalf of, or conicnt to the eontrU
butlon by, a corporation of any money
or thlnir ef value to be ued In further
Intr the election Of a prealdcnv or vice
prrildent of the United Htnln or of any
lut-niurr oi inn ennareaa inerror.
We drnnunee thn nrtlnn nf thn n
publican party, having; complete con
trol of the federal government, for Ita
failure to paea thn bill Inlrnduced In
the laat conajreaa to compel thn publl-
canon oi me nnmra or coniriiiutora and
thn amounta contributed Inwinl Him,
pjlirn funda, and point to the evidence
of their Inrlncerlty when they nought
ny an noaniuieiy irrelevant ana impoe-
in in amendment to defeat tho paasagn
nf the hill. Aa a further ovliianxa nf
their Intention tn conduct their cam
paign in the coming content with vaat
uma oi money wrrated from favor
aeeklng corporatlona, wn call attention
to the fact that tho recent It'publlcan
nai'onal convention at nblmirn refnaeif
whrn the plank war preaented to It to
declare agnlnat tuch practice.
We plrdgo tho tlemocratlo party to
the enactment of a law preventing any
corporation contributing to a campaign
fund and any Individual from contrib
uting an amount nhuvo a reasonable
tnnxlmum and providing for the publi
cation before election of nil auoh con-
iriuuiion aoove a reaionabi mini
mum. nighta of the (Mates.
Ilellevlng, with Jefferaon. In "the
tiUPIiort of tho atata iravernmrnta In
all their right a tho innat competent
luiiiiiii-iifiiiijii lur uur il ii m re no con
cern and the aureat bulwark agalmt
antl-nepubllcan lendnnclea." nnd In
the prraervatlon of the general gov
ernmrnt In It whnlo conatltutlonal
vigor aa the aheet anchor of our peace
at home and aafety abroad," we are op
poied to tho rentralliatlon Implied In
the auggeitlon. now frequently
made, that the power of the govern
ment ihould be extended by judicial
conatmctlon. There I no twilight lone
between the nation and tho atate In
which exploiting Intereata can Uks
refuge from both; and It la a necea
aary that the federal government ahall
exerclae the power delegated to It aa
It I that the atate government ahall
uae the nuthorlty reirrved to them, but
we tnalat that federal remedlea for the
regulation of Interatate commerce and
for the prevention nf private monop
oly ahall bo added to, not subitltuttd
for, atate remedlea.
We welcome the belated promlie of
tariff reform now affected by the lle
publlcan party In tardy recognition of
the rlghtcouanra of the Democratic
poaltlon on thla nueitlsn; but three
people cannot lately lntrut the exe
cution nf till Important work to a
party which la ao deeply obligated to
the highly protected Intereata aa I the
Republican party. Wn call attention to
the algnlrlcant fact that the promlard
relief waa poitponed until after the
coming election an election to succeed
In which thn llepubllcan party muit
havo that iimt lupport from the
beneflclarle of the high protective
tariff aa It ha alway heretofore re
ceived from them, and to the further
fact that during years of uninterrupt
ed power no action whatever ha been
taken by the llepubllcan congreaa to
correct the admittedly exletlns tariff
W favor Immediate revision of th
tariff by the reduction of Import duties,
Article entering Into competition with
trust-controlled producta should be
placed upon the free list, and material
reductions should be made tn tho tariff
upon the necessaries of life, especially
upon articles competing with such
American manufacture a are sold
abroad more cheaply than at home! and
graduate reduction should be made In
uch other schedules as may bo neces
sary to restore the tariff to a revenue
Kxlstlng duties have given to the
manufacturer of paper a abetter be
hind which they have organised com
binations to raise the price of pulp and
of paper, thus Imposing a tax upon the
spread of knowledge.
We demand the immediate repeal of
the tariff on pulp print paper, lumber,
timber and loga and that these articles
be placed upon the fre list.
A private monopoly I Indefensible
and Intolerable. We. therefore, favor
the vlgoroua enforcement of the crim
inal law agalnat guilty trust magnate
and omclala. nnd demand the enactment
nf such additional legislation na may
be necessary to make It Impossible for
a private monopoly to exist In the Uni
ted (Hates, Among the additional rem
edies we specify three First, a law
preventing a dpullcatlon of dlrectora
among competing corporations; second,
a license system which will, without
abridging the right of each atate to
create corporations, or Its right to reg
ulate as It will foreign corporations
doing business within Its limit, make
It nrcessady for a manufacutrlng or
trading corporation engaged In Inter
state comm-rco to take out a federal
license before It shall bo permitted to
control as much as li per cent, of the
product In which It deals, thn license to
protect the mibllo from watered stock
and to prohibit the control by such cor
poration of more than (0 per cent, of
the total amount or uny product con
sumed In the United Htates. and third,
a law compelling such llcen-ed corpo
ration to sell to all purchaser. In all
part of the country on tho same term,
after making due allowance for cost of
We nssert the right of congress to
exercise complete control over Inter
state commerce and the right of each
state to exerclso like control over com
merce within Its borders.
We demand such enlargement of the
power of the Interstate commerce com
mission as may bn necessary to compel
railroads to perform their duties aa
common carriers and prevent discrim
ination and extortion.
We favor the efficient supervision and
rata regulation of rullroada engaged
In Interstate commerce, and to this
ond we recommend the valuation of
railroads by the Interstate commerce
commission, such valuation to take Into
consldf ration the physical value of the
property, the original cost, cost of pro
duction and nil elements of vutue that
will render the valuation made fair and
We favor such legislation a wilt pro
hibit the railroad from engaging In
business which l-rlngs them Into compe
tition with their shippers, also legislation
which will ussuro such reduction In
transportation rates as conditions will
permit, cure being taken to avoid reduc
tions that would compel a reduction of
wages, prevent adequate service or do
Injustice to legitimate Investments. Wo
heartily approve the laws prohibiting
th pais and the rebate, and we fevor
uny further necessary legislation to re
strain, control and prevent such abuses.
Ws favor such legislation as will In
crease the power of the Interstate com
merce commission, giving to It the Initia
tive with reference to rate and trans
portation charges put Into effect by the
railroad companies, and permitting the
Interstate commerce commission on Its
own initiative to declare a rata Illegal
and as being more than should be
charged for such service. That the pres
ent law relating thereto Is Inadequate by
reason of the fact that the Interstate
commerce commission Is without power
to dx or Investigate a rate until com
plaint ha been made to It by the shipper.
We further declare that nil agreement
of tralllo or other associations of mil
way ugents affecting Interstate rutrs,
service or ctaaslllcatlon shall be unlaw
ful unless lllrd with and upproved by
the Jntrrstate commerce rommls-lon.
We favor tho enactment of a law giv
ing to the Interstate commerce commls.
slnn thn iwwer to Inspect nroDOsed rail
road tariff rate or schedule before they
hall tulio effect, and, If they bo found
to bo unreasonable, to Initiate an adjust
Thn Dsnlo of 1W7. reining without any
legitimate excuse, when the Republican
nnrty had form decade been In complete
control of the fedrrul Kovrriiment, fur-
nlahea additional proor tnui It it either
unwilling or Incompetent to protect the
Interents of the general public. It bus so
linked the country to Wall street that
the syndicate sins of tho speculators are
visited upon the whole people. Whllo
refusing to rescue the wealth producer
from eiiollatlon nt the hands of the stock
gumblrs and speculators In farm prod
ucts, It hns deposited treasury funds,
without interest and without competition,
la favored banks. It has used un emer
gency for which It la largely responsibto
to fores throusU congress a ulll cliuiitfiiig
thn tin! of bank currency and inviting
market manipulation, and has failed to
give to thn 1E,060,004 depositor of the
country protection in their savings.
We bollnvs that In so far n thn needs
of commerce require nn emergency cur
rency, such currency should bn Isiued,
controlled by the federal government
nnd loaned on adequate security to na
tional and state banks. We pledge our
selves to legislation under which the na
tional banks shall bn required to estab
lish a rjiaranty fundfoc the prompt pay
ment o7 thn depositor of any Insolvent
national bank under an equitable sys
tem which shall be available to all stats
banking institutions wishing to use It.
Wa favor ft postal aavlngs bank. If thn
guaranteed bank cannot be secured, and
that It be constituted in aa to keep tho
deposited money In thn communities
where It I established. Hut we condemn
thn policy of the llepubllcan party In
proposing postal savings banks under n
plan of conduct by which they will ag
gregate the deposit of rural communities
nnd redepnslt the same while under gov
ernment rhargn In the banks of wall
atreet, thus depleting tho circulating me
dium of the producing regions ami un
justly favoring the spvulatlva markets.
We favor an Income tax as part of our
revenue system, and we urge thn sub
mission nf a constitutional amendment
specifically authorising congress to levy
and collect a tax upon Individual nnd
corporate Incomes, to thn end that
wealth may bear It proportionate ihare
of the burden of the federal govern
ment. Labor nnd Injunctions.
The court of Justice are the bulwnrk
of our llbertlea, nnd wn yield to nonn In
our purpose to maintain their dignity.
Our party ha given to the bench a long
linn of distinguished Judges, who have
added to tho respect and confidence In
which this department must bo Jealously
maintained. We resent the attempt of
the Republican party to raise falso la
sues respecting the Judiciary. It Is an
unjust reflection upon a great body of
our cltltens to assume that they lack
respect for the courts. It la the function
of the courts to Interpret the laws
which the people create, and If the laws
appear to work economic, social or po
litical Injustice It la our duty to change
them. The only basis upon which the
Integrity of our courts can stand Is that
of unswrrvlng Justice and protection of
life, personal liberty and property. If
judicial processes may be abused we
should guard agalnat abuae.
Experience has proven tho necessity of
a modification of the present law relating
to Injunctions, and we reiterate the
pledge of our national platforms of
and 1904 In favor of the measure which
Gassed the United States seriate In IKK
ut which a Republican congress liai
ever since refused to enact, relating ti
contempts In federal court and provid
ing for trial by Jury In cases of Indirect
contempt Questions of judicial practlcn
havo arisen especially In connection with
Industrial disputes, Wn deem that par
ties to all Judicial proceedings should be
treated with rigid Impartiality nnd that
Injunctions should not be Issued In any
rase In which Injunctions would not Issuo
If no Industrial dispute were Involved.
The expanding organisation of Industry
makes It essential that there should be no
abridgment of the right of wage-earner
and producers to organize for the pro
tection of wage and the Improvement
of labor conditions to the end that such
labor organisations and their member
should not be regarded aa Illegal com
binations In restraint of trade.
Wo fovor tho eight-hour day on all
We pledge the Democratic party to
the enactment of a law by congress, a
far Ms the federal Jurisdiction extends,
for a general employer' liability act
covering Injury to body or loss of life
W pledge the Democratic party to
the enactment of a law creating a de
partment of labor, represented sepa
rately In the president' cabinet, which
department ahall Include the aubject
of mine and mining.
St e it-hunt Marine.
We believe In the upbuilding of the
American and merchant marine with
out new or additional burden upon the
people and without bountlea from the
The constitutional provision that a
navy ahall be provided and maintained
means nn adequate navy, nnd we be
lieve that the interests of this country
would be best served by having a nayy
sufficient tn defend the coasts nf this
country and protect American citizen
wherever their rights may be In
Protection of American CllUrna.
Wo pledge ourselves to Insist upon
the Just and lawful protection of our
citizens at home and abroad and to use
nil proper methods to secure for them,
whether native born or naturalized,
and without distinction of race or
creed, the equal protection of law and
the enjoyment of all rights and priv
ilege open to them under our treaty;
and If. under existing treaties, the
right of travel and sojourn Is denied to
American citizens nr recognition Is
withheld from American passports by
any countries on thn ground of race or
creed, wo favor prompt negotiations
with the governments of such countries
tn secure tho removal of these unjust
We demand that all over thn world
a duly authorised passport Issued by
the government of the United States
to an American citizen shall be proof
of tha fact that he Is an American citi
zen and ahall entitle him to the treat
ment due him aa such.
The law pertaining to the civil serv
ice should be honestly and rigidly en
forced, to the end that merit and abili
ty shall be the standurd nf appointment
and promotion rather than services
rendered to a political party.
Wa favor a generous pension policy,
both as a matter of justice tn the sur
viving veterans and their dependents
and because It tends to relieve the
country of the necessity of maintaining
a largo standing army.
We advocate the organization of all
existing national public health agencies
Into a national bureau of public health,
with such power over sanitary condi
tions connected with factories, mines,
tenements, child labor and other such
subjects a are properly within the Jur
isdiction of the federal government and
do not Interfere with tho power of thn
states controlling public health
Agricultural and Mechanical I'ducatlon.
The Democratic, party favor the ex
tension of agricultural, mechanical and
Industrial education. We, therefore,
favor the establishment of district
agricultural experiment stations, the
secondary agricultural and mechanical
colleges In the several states,
I'oimlar I'lectlen nf .Senators.
Wo favor the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
people, and regard this reform as the
gateway to other national reforms.
Wn welcome Oklahoma to the stater
hood of atatea and heartily congratu
late her on tho auspicious beginning of
a great careen
Arliuna and New Mexico.
The natlonnl Democratic party has
for the last lfl years labored for the
admission of Arizona and New Mexico
as separate states of the federal union,
and. recognizing that each possesses
every qualification to successful!
maintain separate state governments,
we favor tho Immediate admission of
them territories as separate states.
The establishment of rules and rejru
latlons, if any such are necessary. U
relation to freu grazing upon the public
lands outside of forest or other reser
vations, until the same shall eventual
ly be disposed of should be left to the
people of tho states respectively In
which such lands may be situated.
Water furnishes the cheanest means
of transportation and the national
government, having the control or
navigabln waters, should Improve them
to their fullest capacity. Wo earnestly
favor the Immediate adoption of a lib-
crui aim cumpreneusive piun ror inv
proving every water course in the
union, which Is justified by the needs
of commerce, and, to secure that end,
wo fuvor, when practicable, the con
nection of tho great lake with tho
navigable rivers and with the gulf,
through the Mississippi river, and the
navigable river with each other by
artificial cunals, with a view to perfect
ing a system of Inlaud waterways, to bo
navigated by vessels ef standard
We favor the co-ordination of the va
rious service of the government con
nected with waterways In one service,
for thn purpose of aiding In the comple
tion of such a system of Inland water
ways, and wn favor the creating of
fund ample for continuous work, which
shall bn conducted under thn direction of
a commission of experts to bo authorized
We favor federal aid to state and local
authorities In thn. construction and main
tenance of post roads.
Telegraph and Telephone.
We pledge thn Democratic party to ths
enactment of a law to regulate the rates
and services of telegraph and telephone
companies engaged In the transmission
of messages between the states under th
Jurisdiction of tha Interstate commerce
We repeat tha demand for Intemat de
velopment and for the conservation of
our natural resource contained In pre
vious platforms, th enforcement of
which Mr. Roosevelt has vainly sought
from a reluctant party; and to that 'end
" -J ...... r. k u ,'i 1 1 1 1 1 1 G ,lt.: I 1.1 lull, Ul Ulll. ,
tlon and replacement of needed forests
tne preservation or the puhiia domain
ior nomesecxera, tna protection or tne
national resources In timber,, coal. Iron
nnd oil against monopolistic- control;
the development of our water ways forj
navigation and every other useful purJ
pose, Including the Irrigation of arid
lands, thn reclamation of swamp lands!
the clarification or streams, tho develop
ment of water power and the preserva
tion of electric power generated by this
natural force from the control of mo
nopoly, and tn such end we urge the ex
ercise of all powers, national, state and
municipal, both separately and In co-operation.
We Insist upon a policy of administra
tion of our forest reserves which shall
relieve It of tho abuses which have arisen
thereunder, and which shall, as far as
firactlcable, conform to the police regu
atlona of the several states where they
are located, which shall enable home
steaders aa or right to occupy and ac
quire title to all portions thereof which
are especially adapted to agriculture,
and which shstl furnish a system of tim
ber sales available aa welt to the private
citizen aa to the larger manufacturer and
We favor the application of princi
ples of the land laws of the United States
to our newly acquired territory. Hawaii,
to the end that the public lands of that
territory may be held and utilized for the
benefit of bona fide homesteaders.
We condemn tho experiment In Im
perialism as an Inexcusable blunder
which has Involved us In an enormous
expense, brought us weakness Instead of
strength, and laid our nation "open to the
charge of abandoning a fundamental doc
trine of self-government. Wo favor an
Immediate declaration of the nation's pur
pose to rccocnlze the Independence of tha
Philippine Istanda as soon as a stable
government ran be established, such In
dependence to be guaranteed by us as we
guaranteed the Independence of Cuba, un
til the neutralization of the Islands can
be secured by treaty with other powers.
In recognizing the Independence of the
Philippines our government should re
tain such land as may be necessary for
coaling stations and naval bases.
Alaska and I'orto Itlro.
We demand for the people of Alaska
and Porto Rico the full enjoyment or the
rights and privileges of a territorial form
or government, and the officials appoint
ed to administer tho government of all
our territories and the District of Co
lumbia should be thoroughly qualified by
previous bona fide residence.
We believe thn Panama canal will
prove of great value to our country and
favor Its speedy completion.
The Democratic party recognizes tha
Importance and advantage of developing
closer ties or pan-American friendship
and commerce between the United States
and her sister nations of Latin Amer
ica and favors the taking of such steps,
consistent with Democratic policies, for
better acquaintance, greater mutual con
fidence and larger exchange of trade, as
will bring lasting benefit not only to the
United States but to this group of Amer
ican republics having constitutions, forms
or government, ambitions and Interests
akin to our own.
We favor full protection, by both na
tional and state governments within
their respective spheres, of all foreigners
residing In the United States under
treaty, but we are opposed to the admis
sion of Asiatic Immigrants who cannot
bo amalgamated with our population, or
whose presence among us would raise
a race Issue and Involve us In dtpiomatlo
controversies with oriental powers.
Wo believe that where an American cit
izen holding a' patent In a foreign coun
try Is compelled to manufacture under
his patent within a certain time, similar
restrictions should be apptled In this
country to the citizen of subjects of such
Tho Democratic party stands for JO
mocracy; the Republican has drawn to
Itself all that Is aristocratic and pluto
Thn Democratic party Is the champion
of civil rights and opportunities to all:
the Republican party Is the party of
privilege and private monopoly. The
Democratic party listens to tho voice of
the whole people and gusges progress by
the prosperity and advancement of the
average man; the Republican party Is
subservient to the comparatively few who
are the beneficiaries of governmental fa
voritism. Wo invite the co-operation of
all, regardless of previous political nfflll
atlon or paat differences, who desire to
preserve a government of the people, by
the people, and for tho people, and who
favor such an administration of the gov
ernment us will Insure, as far as human
wisdom can, that each citizen shall draw
from society a reward commensurate
with his contribution to the welfare of
Tablet In Honor of Patriot.
A tablet to tho memory of John Ben
Jamln, a Maine soldier In tho revolu
tion, waa dedicated recently in the
Washington Memorial chapel. Valloy
Forgo, on the 130th anniversary of tho
evacuation of Valley Forgo by tho
American army. Tho chapel and Ita
surrounding buildings aro a memorial
to Georgo Washington, The tablet la
tho gift of Mrs. William Henry Pear
son, of Boston. Tho tablet reads:
"With thanksgiving unto Almighty
God and In loving memory of John
Ilenjamln, of Massachusetts, born
February 6, 17S8, died December 2,
1814, artillerist In tho conUncntal
army, giving to his beloved country
a servlco of soven years and sharing
tho privations of Valley Forge, this"
tablot in tribute to hla honor, his val
or and his faithful llfo Is erected by
his granddaughter, Nancy Delia Ben
When Life's Brightness Leaves.
Tho sotting of a great hopo Is like
the B?tUns of tho nun Tho bright
ness of our llfo Is gono. Shadows of
ovenlng fall around us, and tho world
seems but a dim reflection Itself a
broader shadow, Wo look forward
Into tho coming lonely night. Tho
soul withdraws Into Itself. Tfci stars
arise and iho night is holy.
So long as you pay caddies a sum
suRlclcnt to cnablo them, however
poorly, to live, and supply themselves
with tho Invariable ndjunct of tho loaf
er, a villainous cigar otto, you will
breed loafers, and you will eventually
make It necessary to alter tho wbolo
conditions of employment, Country
Mot Important News Gathered From All Parts
of tho State.
REFUSED THE WHEAT
Sought For Future Delivery and Is
Sued By Broker.
Frankfort, Ky. Tho Kentucky law
covering dealings In futures will be
thoroughly tested nt tho next term
tf tho Franklin circuit court n3 a re
Kult of n suit Jlled hero by C. T. Tuck
er, n broker, against H. II. Hclso &
Sons. Tho uult was filed because of
tho refusal of Helso to pay an nllegcd
debt of f EC2.G0 on' tho transaction to
In Tucker's petition he alleges that
on October 10 and 11 of last year Hclso
& Sons purchased 10,000 bushels of
wheat ut HAWi and l.ll9i, to ba de
livered In Chicago any tlmo during
tho month of May Tucker alleges
that on May 22 of this year ho offered
to deliver tho wheat Iu Chicago to
Heine & Sons and they declined to
tnkc It. Ho claims that $812.50 was
duo on the transaction and Hint $230
at Will Represent Blue Grass Troops
at National Rlflle ShotL
Frankfort. Ky. Tho team that will
represent Kentucky at the natlonnl
shoot at Camp Perry was announced
by AdjL Gen. Johnston. Tho team is
composed of 12 men and 3 alternates.
The members are: Capt. Felix Kor-
rick, Louisville: Sergt. Wiley S. Mor
ris, McWhorter; Capt. A. M. Moffett,
Louisville; Capt. Jackson Morro,
Frankfort: SergL Wnltcr Jack3on, Bar
boursvllle; Lieut. W. H. Meadows,
Lieut Snlby Sale, Louisville; SergL
J. W. Wilson, Lieut. N. J. WUburn,
MIddlesboro; Custer Bnllcy, Pincvllle;
Vf. H. Itatcllffe, Capt. J. R. Sams. Lex
lngton; Capt. n. N. Krleger, Louis
ville; James E. Price, Lieut. O. C. Bal
Hold Troops In Readiness.
Frankfort, Ky. Adjt. Gen. Johnston,
Gov. Wlllson and Major Bassett, who Is
In command of tho troops In Western
Kentucky, held a conference here.
Following It Gen. Johnston said troops
would bo In readiness to send Into the
western counties in case there were
reports of lawlessness among the to
Negro Shoots Employer,
nussellvllle, Ky. James Cunning
ham, who has charge of the farm of
Georgo Russell, county clerk, near
here, was shot threo times, nnd instant
ly killed by Rufus Browder, a negro
farm hand. Browder escaped and Is
being pursued by Sheriff Ithac and a
Pardoned By Gov. Wlllson.
Frankfort, Ky. Samuel H. Harris,
a convict sent from Breckinridge coun
ty in 1802 to twrve a life sentence for
murder, was pardoned by Gov. Will
son. Ho was paroled In 1902, but re
turned to prison for violation of bis
parole. Ho Is G9 years old.
Suspected As Deserter.
Morgnntown, Ky. Bud Thomason is
In jail hero charged with ftealln; cat
tle and selling them in Bowling Green
to Henry Johnson, a stock dealer. It
Is said Thomason Is wanted at Ft.
Thomas, Ky., for deserting from tho
United States nrmy.
Auto Hits Buggy; Two Hurt.
Lexington, Ky. W. R. Thomas, of
Clark county, ran Into n buggy con
taining two women nnd two children
with an automobile. All were badly
hurt. Patrick Grlgsby and ono of tho
women were thrown against a rock
wall and may die.
Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Wlllson ap
pointed tho delegates from Kentucky
to the meeting of American spoilsmen
at Lawton on October 12. They aro O.
C. Long, of Hopklnsvlllo; G. L. Camp
bell, of Hopkinsvllle, nnd J. O. Evans,
Father Accidentally Kills 3on.
Sorgent, Ky. By tho accidental dis
charge of a shotgun In tho hands of his
father, Rufus Talpy, 13, n schoolboy.
was killed Iu tho mountains at Grouso.
Tho boy's head was almost completely
blown off. The father Is lnsauo with
Flash Kills Children.
London, Ky. Lightning struck tho
tesldenco of Rev. David Asher, near
here, killing two children, Mnttle, nged
4, and Robert, used 7 years. Mlnnlo
Asher, aged 10 years, was shocked so
Itdly that sho Is not expected to re
cover. Will File Suit.
Frnnkfort, Ky. Suit will soon be In-
rtltuted In the state tlscal court for
tho recovery of 20,000 acres of ccnl
and timber laud In tho Big Sandy
valley, In Pike and Floyd counties,
ownt-d by Miss M. P. McBlalr, of Dig
by, Nova Scot la.
Dies At Ball Park.
T.OYlnrtnii Kv. Kltliiitr on tho crass
and laughing heartily in tho enjoy
ment of a ball game at lien Lino t'ai K.
Edwnrd llonch, 23, toppled backwiud
into tho lap of Hood Gordon and died
Instantly, lloart disease tho cause.
To Select Commissioner.
Frankfort. 'y A mtutlng of thoi
democratic ntuio committee will boiloctor for tho Loxlngton Wator Co.,
held in Louisville July ii io fcelcct tho
llvo mon to submit to the governor
ft om which th 3 democratic Mute elec
tion commissioner will be appointed.
NO EXTRA SESSION
Of Assembly For Any Purpose Just
Now, Says Gov. Wlllson.
Lexington, Ky, Gov. Wlllson an
nounccs that ho will not call an extra
sessldn of tho Kentucky legislature to
consider the county unit bill, which
failed of passago nt tho lf.st session
of tho legislature. This announcement
waa made In reply to n demand of tho
Methodist Church Confcrenco of Lex
ington district that ho call a special
ncsslon to consider tho county unit
Wlllson says ho wlllanot call nn cr
tra session for nny purposo now, but
hints that It may bo necessary later
to provido funds to pay tho expenses
of conducting the state government.
Ho says ho would not bo willing to call
n session to make n political point
against the democrats, although tho
responsibility, he thinks, rests upon
the democratic senate' in not paHsing
the bill, aided by three republicans.
This statement is made In a letter to
E. E. Evans, of this city, who pro
scntcd tho Methodist resolution to th
BREEDERS WILL ORGANIZE.
Kentucky Horsemen Take Steps To
Lexington, Ky. Col. E. W. F. Clay,
Bourbon county, member of tho racing
commission, one of the most etten
alvo thoroughbred horso breeders la
the state, Issued a call for a mas3
meeting hero of breeders, owners and;
buslnes3 men generally of Central
Kentucky, who are affected by adverse)
racing legislation, to take action for
An organization will bo affected and.
means for mutual protection will ba
Tho recent passago of antl-bettlns
bills In New York and Louisiana has
caused tho loss of millions of dollars
to tho horso Interests of Control Ken
tucky, and such action Is deemed nec
essary to nave property from practical
"Shot Up" the Schoolhouse.
Frankfort, Ky. Falling to find
"night riders" the report has come to
this city that tho soldiers doing duty
In the Bryant neighborhood turned,
their rifles on Bryant's schoolhouse)
and riddled it with bullets. W. E. Bry
ant, a wealthy fanner, says there "nev
er has been a night rider In that sec
tion. Citizens aro getting signers to
a petition for tho withdrawal of tha
Negro Guarded By Troops,
nussellvllle, Ky. Rufus Browder,
tho negro slayer of James Cunning
ham, who only escaped lynching at
tho hands of a mob by tho vlgllunpa
of Sheriff Rhea, was brought back to
town, accompanied by a company of
militia. Tho bherlff had his prisoner
secreted In the woods near town all
night. Browder Is In jail.
Well Known Citizen Dies Suddenly.
Lexington, Ky. Hon. Thomas M.
Field, 83, one of the oldest and most
widely known citizens of Woodford
ccunty and formerly a member of tho
legislature from that count', died sud
denly. Mr. Field was sitting on tho
porch conversing with members of tho
family when ho expired.
Battle With "Shiners."
Serccnt. Ky. In a battle on Beaver
creek, Knott county, with alleged
moonshiners, Collector Sam Collins
and a detail of 10 men, with United
Slates Marshal F. M. Blair, clashed
with Ben Mulltns and Bud Hall. Bud
Hall was killed. Mulltns surrendered.
Warrants For Lid Tilters.
Frnnkfort, Ky. Occasional tilting ot
Ui? lid has caused another crusado
against tho violation ot tho Sunday
closing laws In this city. City Prose
cutor Davis had warrants served on
tho Frankfort Hotel Co. and C. W.
Bruner for alleged violations.
Pastor Forced To Resign.
Lexington. Ky. Becauso he preach
ed a sermon against night rlderx, tho
Rev. H E. Rosebcrry, pastor of tho
Methodist church at Sardls, Mason
county, has been forced to resign hla
paBtorate. Attempts havo been mada
to burn his parsonage.
Money For Tobacco Growers.
Milton, Ky. Trimble county Equity
clllclals are at work checking up and
prorating tho association money for
Trimble growers. About J20.000 worth
of Trimble pooled tobacco has been,
sold and none for less than 10 cents.
Wlllson to Attend.
Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Wlllson will at.
tend the dedication of tho monument
elected by tho statu of Ohio at Ft.
Meigs to tho unknown soldiers who llo
burled ou that spot, and v. Ill tako part
In tho exercises September 1.
Wants Seat In House.
Burkes vllle. Ky. Allen If. Bigger-
staff, ot Otln. Monroe county, has an-
nnuneed himself for tho demooratlo
nomlnntlon to represent tho Monro-
Metonlf district In tho lower house ot
tho noxt legislature.
Lexington. Ky. Robert Io, n col-
who loft hero 10 daya ago, causlm? rel-
utlves uneaslnoss, hus boon locaMd at
Columbus, O., where ho went on a vacation..