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f the State.
Law Debarring JUtm
School Trusteeships. -
Ky. Tho enactment o(
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clifliiKo the n'.'Icctlon of
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because it robs the negro
oi being a school trustee.
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Ky. A flro which started
of here, destroyed nearly a
(arm ncciueniauy uroppcu
drought tho grass Ignited
rapidly spread over tho
Ky. K, J. Campbell, BRed
here. Tlie decease., was
years unuiT muiiiiiin-
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not accept a paulon.
8am Is Generous.
Ky. Ia)hUv)IIo Is the
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n Inln n nark hr tnn uut
Monument In September.
, Ky. Tho monument to
bo unrolled In this city
In September Tho Goubel
comniiRBiQu. oi vrmcn oiu
11. McCreary Is chnlnnon,
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i i.iiiiii inuii iuhili. urn u
c stato control ana cxecu-
to a thrashing crew from
when McCrjstal H 6tld to
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Oil Company Win.
.. of Ueorectown. won h vie-
Georoo J Truman Dies.
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lie was a bou ut tho lato
Tniinnn. a wealthy business
inn ivv.iti'iirf'Hiininiivn .inn.
rn wiin rnnriwuiiipn rrniiKiiii
at the last seoslou ot tho gen
nn. k vjh.1111 iir iiriiiifi'H ii'iirii
Paul rhclpa and Dan Trout.
Iiinru U'hrt nanmiAil f rrm 4nll
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Train Kills Miner.
on. Ky. J The bodv of Milt W1I.
a liilnni wnu fminit unnt tlm
track south ot Kast Dernstadt,
county. Evidently Williams
I'M 11111 1 1 v i' r iiv. rv rN ii4. jiih
WEAPON THAT FELLED RIVAL
At Church Door Exploded and Later
Wounded Hit Brother.
Glasgow, Ky. Had en James shot
and fatally wounded Clydo Uallard at
it camp meeting four miles from hero
on tho Ifc & N. plko. The troubla
aroso over Ilnllard trying io poreundo
a young lady, whom Jamea had ac
companied to tho meeting, to let him
ace her home. Tho shooting occurred
just as tho congregation wna loavlng
tho grounds and rrented a panic.
Uallard wrs shot In tho breast and
will die. Jamca went to the homo of
lila prfrents, and while showing how
tho shooting was done, tho platol,
which wai thought to bo empty, cx
plndrd and Sam James, a brother, waa
shot In tho breast.
Iioth victims nro ntlll nllvo, but no
hope Is entertained for tho recovery
or cither. It Is feared that tho doublo
tragedy will unbalancu James' niluiL
Of the Applications For Renewal of
License At Louisville Protested.
!oulavlllc. Ky. Written protests
npalnst granting renewal of llconces to
200 ot tho 700 applicants to soil liquor
will bo filed beforo tho llccnro board.
Tho protests will bo based upon the
fact that tho parties objected to havi
been convicted of 'sorno offenrn or
other during tho past ilvo yoara. Also,
protests will bo filed against men
whoso places ot business are too noar
churches, or where thuro nro too many
ealoons In a precinct.
Chief ot l'ollce Haagcr has filed nt!L
ilnvlta In support ot remonstrances
against sixteen saloons aliened to La
Kentucky Farmer Whipped.
Maysvllle, Ky. A band of 15 mon
exiled Samuel Illgdon from his Iioiiho
nnd beat him with whips until blood
ran down hla body. Illgdon Is n ten
ant of Chaso Crawford's farm and has
his toliacco crop pooled. Itlcdon has
a good reputation. Neighbor have of.
fcred To assist him In finding out who
tho guilty men arc.
Wanted Only the Coin.
Louisville, Ky. Durglars went Into
tho richest section ot the city for
plunder. They wanted money only.
After ransacking tho houso ot Chair
man Ed II. Grocn, of tho bonrd ot pub.
lie safety, Karl Junabluth; thn turf
man and millionaire, they left without
dltturblng one article.
Contractors Hold Over.
Frankfort, Ky. Tho printing con
tract muddlo. which has put tho print
ing commission to much trouble alnco
tho republicans camo into, olllco, has
been straightened out, and all con
tractors will hold until January, 1909.
when now contracts will bj lot.'
Fees Were Illegal.
London, Ky. Judge II. C. Faulkner
has given Judgment for Laurel county
against V. V. Elliott for J1.200. Tho
action hnd been brought to recover for
tho county fees paid Elliott In hlu
term as county clerk. Thoy were held
to bo excessive and illegal.
Taken Back To Asylum.
Mayavlllo, Ky. Capt. Jonathan
Hamilton, who has been confined In
Jail hero for safe-keeping for aoveral
days, will bo taken to tho taxing
ton lusi.no asylum. Ho has been out
only threo weoks, having been re
leased as harmless.
Prison Clerk Resigns.
Frankfort. Ky. 0. V. llowland. of
Cynthlana, chief clerk at tho local
penitentiary, who confesoed to tho
prison commldsloncrs that ho wad
short In his nccounts in the "convict
fund," tins handed in his resignation.
It will bo accepted.
Negroes In Session.
Paducah, JCy. For n week's session
tho National African Mosaic Tcmplaw
of America convened hero. Orand
Master William Alexander' la presi
dent Tho order Is tho largest negro
organization in tho United States.
Dynamited the Barge.
Casey vllle, Ky. At tho West Ken
lucky Coal Co.'s inlnca hero a barge
was dyunmltcd nnd moro than 100
chots wore fired into tho bl? towboat
Hnrveoter. The company malutnlus
nn "open shop" rule.
No Labor Day Parade,
Covington, Ky. From tho sentiment
ot tho various organizations of tho
Trades nnd Labor Assombfy of Ken
ton and Campbell coirntlus, they are
hot hi favor ot a parado on Labor
Dr. James Renominated.
Howling Green, Ky. Dr. A. D. Jnmoj
vns nominated to succeed himself In
congress by tho republicans of tho
Third Kentucky district. His demo
cratic opponent U II. Q. Thomas, ot
Carlisle Ky. Kd Lestor, of Carlisle,
a hotol keeper, waa shot by Henry
Doll. Hell and C. C. Dunn wore at
tempting to arrest Lester for an al
leged violation ot tho local option
laws. Lester will recover.
TRUSTS SEIZE ALL
REAL EFFECT OF REPUBLICAN
Prosperity of Which the Party Has
Boasted Confined to the Fiw
Who Becam Millionaires,
Not to the People.
When four years ago the Democrats
predicted that the high tariff would
beget panic Instead ot prosperity and
that Republican policies would pro
duce business depression in place ot
welfaro and happiness, the whole
pack, from Iloosevelt to the littlest
spellbinder of them all, pointed with
pride, etc., to the achievements of tho
0. O. P. Iiut the panic came and the
business depression still continues,
although our Republican friends are
trying to make us bellevo that it all
has been but a Uttlo "financial Hurry."
"When we como to consider what ef
fect thin exaggerated tariff protection
has had upon the Industrial condition
In this country, how far it has pro
duced prosperity, to what extent it is
responsible for tho perils which now
confront us, and which havo Involved
tho Industrial system of this country
in confusion, it not in paralysis, no
wonder our Republican frlonds change
front and Instead of standing pat aro
now promising tariff rovlslon. Tho
Republicans still boast of tlfo pros
perity which thoy havo produced- in
this country, but no real prosperity
has existed. It was sham and not
genuine, and tho Drat breath of ad
versity has blown down the whole
fabric like a breath demolishes the
child's house built ot u di.
Not that there has been no pros
perity," far from IL Tho too prosper
ous trusts havo flourished amazingly,
but it waa not the well doing that
comes from successful labor, but tho
fortuno produced by successful plun
der. Tho few havo becomo million
aires nnd the many havo just con
trived to llvo and but fow of them to
savo. Such are the fruits of protec
tionism. Jllsh prices for speculative
securities and watered stock doled out
to gullible victims Is tho Republican
conception ot prosperity, and that is
tho only" kind of prosperity they have
ever shown in tho long years they
havo controlled tho government.
Now, tho Democratic notion of pros
perityreal prosperity consists In
the abundanco ot commodities fairly
distributed among tboso who produce
them. It means more houses, larger
and moro commodious rooms with
healthier peoplo dwelling In them; It
means wanner clothing, covering
stronger and moro healthy limbs;
moro abundant food of better quality;
more shoes and moro ot everything
la tho naturo ot comfort that man
can use moro books, higher wages
and shorter hours; more leisure to en
joy what increased earnings can buy.
This alone is what Democrats mean
by prosperity, and this alono Is a pros
perity which is genuine.
Now, how is that prosperity to bo
reached, how aro things available for
tho comfort of men to bo reached!
Can Theodofo Roosevelt or Taft
produce a dollar's worth ot such
things? Can tho whole Republican
party insuro tho farmers good crops,
although it Impiously claims to bo al
lied with omnipotence? Havo any of
them, great or small, or all combined
as the government, tho capacity to
increaso anything on tho faco ot tho
earth? They havo shown themselves
to possess tho power ot spending, so
much so that with the end of tho fiscal
year at band there is a deficiency of
$00,000,000 of rovenuo to meet their
expenditures, nut It requires tho farm
er and tho laborer to produce for the
trusts, aided by tho politicians, to dis
sipate Tho Republican national plat
form ascribes in fulsomo terms all
tho benefits that any ot us havo been
fortunate enough to receive to our
"most exalted servant," Theodoro
Roosevsit, and then boastfully do
scribes a long list ot accomplishments
most ot which havo not yet been
achieved and never will bo under tho
plutocratic-bred policies for which tho
Republican party Is famous.
Hut, after all, the Republican party
has had to turn tall and run for
cover from tho righteous wrath of nn
Injured people. It declares Its car
dinal policy of protection to havo
been-a falluro and promises to revlso
It "after cloctlon." What the prom
lso stands for no ono knows. Tho or
gan of tho Protective Tariff leaguo
with Joy declares that it means revis
ing tho tariff higher, whllo Roformcr
La Follotto and Reformor Cummins,
tho father of tho "Iowa Idea" of tariff
reform aro satisfied.
The disastrous effect ot tariff pro
tection loads many peoplo to doubt
tho honesty of Republican profession
and to hope for real tariff reform that
will curb tho trusts.
Tho Republicans evidently bollovo
that tho constitution does not count
(or much nowadayB, for tho word con
itltutlon does not appear In tho
pecchea of Senator Lodge, or Mr, Bur
ton, mado at tbo Republican conven
tion, and only ono reference to that in
itrumeut is maao In tbo platform. This
referenco occurs in the resolution ro
tating to tho enforcement of the thir
teenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amond-tuonts.
An Era of Extravagance.
Tho Hoosdvelt administration now
places to Ita account the third deficit
In so veil years. With deficits ot JT-V
000,000 in 1904, 123.000,000 In 1905
and now SGO.000.OOQ In 190S consid
ering the flunh timoa It has enjoyed
up to nine months ago it mabet &
thocklugly tidil showing.
OASTINO THAT 18 VAIN.
Faet Disprove Extravagant Claims
Made by Republicans.
The national Republican platform Is
nothing If not boastful, nor can It be
raid that It Is any mora truthful than
bashful. That bundle of fabrication
BHd ailtrepresentatton, amdngst other
thing, declares; '
"Under the administration ot tho
Republican parny the foreign com
merce ot tho United States has experl
emeel a remarkable growth, until It
has a present annual valuation ot ap
proximately three billions ot dollars
tHt' gives employment to a vast
amount of labor and capital which
would otherwise be Idlo."
; On that general declaration tho New
York Journal of Commerce and Com
mercial Ilullctln says:
"Now, whatever may have been tho
Infliiences which havo contributed, to
the development of our forefgn conn
meree, tho policy of the Republican
nariy is certnlnlv nnt nnn nt thorn.
The 'protectionist theory contemplates
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,uin nunuimu elimination or. me impori
of products which tho country does not
produce, and necessarily tends to tho
hampering of tho process of commer
cial exchango which, In tho last analy
sis, rcsolvos Itself Into barter. Com
pared with the other great nations of
tho world tho ratio of our forolgn trado
to population is certainly not Impres
sive. "By tho way of supplementing tho
general claim that tho Republican
party has fostered and promoted for
eign commerce, tho assertion Is added
that It has also Inaugurated through
tho recent visit of tho secretary of
stato to South America and Mexico a
new era of Pan-American commerce,
bringing us Into closer touch with our
20 alitor American republics, and
offering us a limitless field of
legitimate commercial oxpanslon.
The specific claim has even less
foundation than the general ono.
Eminently beneficial for the pro
motion of a bettor understanding be
tween tho United States and Latin
America as the visits of Secretary
Root unquestionably we're, thoy 'Inau
gurated' nothing In tho way of com
mercial initlatlvo, not even tho postal
subsidies which Mr. Root so urgently
Tho fact is that tho tariff has been
n great barrier, which tho South
American republics havo found It al
most Impossible to surmount In their
trade with us, the exception being the
enormous trado In coffco from Brazil,
and without which the trado with that
country would bo comparatively Insig
nificant But then, there Is free trado In cof
fee, so tho Republicans can hardly
claim that tho Republican policy of
protection has built up that trade.
Do We Want a Great Army?
Tho president's plan for a standing
army of 250,000 men naturally appeals
to tho hero of San Juan hill, but how it
will strlko tho people is another ques
tion. They will bo likely to ask what
Is tho need for an enormously In
creased standing army in the United
It is proposed to organize tho regu
lars of tho army and tho stuto militia
together and moblllzo them In army
corps. For this purposo tho regular
army is to bo enlarged, and tho mllltla,
slnco a recent law was passed, now
becomo natlonnl volunteers, will be
called upon to join tho establishment
In a tentative way. Eight great
maneuver and instruction camps aro
to bo formed and there 50,000 regulars
and volunteers will bo drilled together
for a month every year. By two yoars
from now tho war department expects
to have a well-trained, coherent forco
of 250,000 men, ready for action at an
How tho country will tako to. this
project remains to bo seen. Do tax
payers wish to support nn enlarged
regular army, besides paying salaries
and expenses to 150,000 volunteers?
What do wo want of a great military
forco? If wo mind our own business
we shall not got into another war be
yond our present power to handle
Tho day whon war had glory In tho
avorago man's eyes and when every
citizen was anxious to display himself
in uniform hsvi passed, It Is to be
hoped, forovor. Chicago Journal
From an Unprejudiced Standpoint
Thread advances presumably bo
causa tho lumber for spools is ad
vanced; lumber for spools has ad
vanced because oats nre high (tho
logging teams roqulro grain throe
times a day, and that mounts up), oats
aro high because ot a wot spring, and
as tho wot spring was sent presum
ably by Providence, certainly ray lady
must not protest when her gown costs
more by 50 per cent It Is put for
ward by aonio social economists that
dear, money, as tho term expresses it,
Is a Blgn of prosperity. But is It? Is
It when tho prosperity ot tho many is
being milked to swell by greater ratio
tho prosperity ot the few? Is tho av
erage man to-day getting his monoy's
worth? Occasionally (wo would not
breathe the confession outside of our
own booming country) occasionally
Into tho minds ot some of us creeps
the suspicion that tho average man
who occupies the bottom ot tho heap
Is not Llpplncott's.
Difference In Conventions.
The work ot a Democratic national
convention never has represented the
coercion of' foderal officeholders. Tho
results of Democratic conventions
mean that the mcu sent to carry out
Democratic) Instructions aro controlled
by those they meet when they go back
heme to give aa account of themselves
and the result
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