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The Central Record
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J. E. ROBINSON. Editor.
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Lancaster, Ky., January 17, 1913.
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We are authorized to announce the
following candidates for Democratic
Nomit a '.ions.
For Stale Sena'.or.
CLIFTON RODES ANDERSON.
Of Boyle County.
JOHN M. FARRA.
J. R. MOUNT.
For County Judge.
CLAYTON A. ARNOLD.
JAMES A. BEAZLEY.
C. A. ROBINSON.
ASH BY ARNOLD.
W. L. LAWSON.
W. S. CARRIER.
For County Attorney.
G. B. SWINEBROAD.
GREEN CLAY WALKER.
DAVE C. SANDERS.
E. B. RAY.
J. B. COLLIER.
W. L. HUFFMAN.
For School Superintendant.
MISS JENNIE HIGGINS.
JOHN N. WHITE.
WALTON E. MOSS.
CHARLES 0. HKCKKR.
TAYLOR T. JIURDKTT.
LOGAN I SON.
At the head of our editorial column
you will see the names of many an
nounced candidates for county oflices
subject to the will of the people at the
August primary. Only democrats have
made public announcment up to this
time, but it is generally rumored that
both the Progressive und Republican par
tics will have one or more candidates
for nominations for all county offices,
before the books are closed. We ure
accustomed to Htrenuous campaigns for
nominations in this county und the
pending campaign will likely be no ex
ception, this being the first primary for
county oflices since the enactment of
the present luw.
A few suggestions to the candidates
before any excitement may prove
beneficial. While we see every indica
tion that those who arc announced for
nominations are In earnest and intend
to urge their claims with the usual per
sistence, wo are satisfied that the con
test will Ue upon a higher plain than oncile his convictions with the active
heretofore had in such figt ts. We can " support of this bill that would prevent,
give assurance to every candidate that if enacted.the shipping of all intoxlcat
the primary will be fair in every par- ( ing liquors into dry territory In Ken
ticuUr. In fact, the people will nolon- tucky from other states.
Our reduced prices on clothing will be unusually low for the next 15 days, in order to clear our cases
and make ready for spring goods. We are going to offer the following prices on suits and overcoats.
Reduced to $ 7.75.
Reduced to $ 8,75.
Reduced to $11.75.
Reduced to $13.75.
Reduced to $14.75.
ger tolerate unfair methods in election!
as once practiced, and nny candidate
who should so unwisely plan success
upon such will be disappointed when
the court is over. Hope of getting a
nomination other than by actually hav
ing cast for himself more votes than
his opponents will prove disapKinting
to any one who indulges such an illu
sion. A hearty hand shake and a smile
that does n't wear off always makes
votes. However, the people are rapid
ly learning that there arc other I equip
ments for a public olticer than simply
being a "good fellow". When your
constituents ride over a rough road that
might be better, when it occurs that
the unpunished offender is not detected
and brought to justice, or how the funds
from that larger tax receipt will be us
ed all make them think of those other
qualifications. Many people arc becom
ing to view with disfavor the personal
pledge and gum-shoe method of cam
paigning. In order to raise issues be
tween candidates and political parties
j and to suggest the fitness and qualifi
cation as the test of support, some
states have enacted laws making it a
misdemeanor, punishuble By fine for
any candidate to personally ask the
suppoit of n voter. Ve know that the
people of this community do not gener
ally take so radical a view of the per
sonal canvas idea, still we find that
many of our voters decline to make
personal pledges and some resent being
personally solicited by candidates. To
show that you fully understand the du
ties of the office you seek and that you
are qualified to perform the same and
that you will fearlessly and faithfully
do so will add support to your campaign.
The distinction of being selected by
your fellows for public office is an hon
or worthy of your efforts, but DUTIES
OF PUBLIC OFFICE CONSCIENTI
OUSLY AND EFFICIENTY perform
ed is an imcomparably richer honor
and far more worthy of your ambition.
You will add greatly to your popularity
if you can convince that such is your
Now that the Panamn canal is near
ing completion, many questions arise
as to its use. That is, will American
vessels be allowed free passage through
this canal. Undoubtedly, if American
ressels were given free passage, our
Merchant Marine, at one time the envy
ot the world, but now a disgrace to any
nation, would regain its former pres
tige. The last congress dodged the
question after months of squabling and
it looks as if the decision will be left to
The Hague Tribunal. President Taft
in his recent speech at the luncheon of
the directors of the International Peace
Forum in New York said that he fav
ored the impartial arbitration of the
issue taken by Great Britain in regard
to the canal. In this speech President
Taft expressed the hope that a settle
ment of the issue could be reached be
fore the present administration had
The matter undoubdedly should be
left to arbitration, but it seems unfair
to the United States to arbitrate the
matter at The Hngue Tribunal. A
social board of arbitration composed
of an equal number of citizens of the
United States and of Great Britain is
much to be preferred. If the question .
is arbitrated at The Hague all Europe
would be against this nation, and the
pressure brought to bear upon the mem-J
hers of the tribunal would be enormouB
because all Europe is interested in Pan-!
amu tolls as much as England. In a
court in which only England and the '
United States are represented there
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would be a much greater chance of u
fair decision. Muny Democratic as
well as Republican Senators have ex
pressed the opinion that a special court
of arbitration should be created to set
tle the mutter.
It is reported from Washington that
Senator W. 0. Bradley will vote against
the Shepherd-Kenyon bill on February
10th. The Senators friends here will
be generally disappointed that his best
judgment directs him to this course,
There are few measures before Con
gress that the people here ure more
intpreMtffl tn tlmn fn thu nnuuncr,, nf
this bill and local friends and conatit
uents were hopeful that he could rec.
WATCH OUR STYLES AIND
We are unable nt this time to venture
any sort of n safe prophecy who the
democrats of Kentucky will select ns
their nominee for U. S. Senator nt the
August primary. In fnct, we believe
onlv a small percent of the voters have
any fixed determination at present to
whom of the nnnounced or mentioned
candidates for the nomination they will
give their support. However, we feel
justified in saying that we can not see
any thing uon which the Hon. Dave
Smith or his friends could base the
faintest hope for his success.
But between Congressman Stanley
and Ex-Gov. Beckham there is going
to be a fight, a battle royal. We know
them both pretty well, w e have en
joyed a friendly acquaintance with
Governor Beckham since he first enter
ed political life and have had a high
personal regard for him, and it has
been our pleasure to give hearty sup
port and approval to many of his posij
tions upon public matters.
There has existed between us and
Congressman Stanley the warmest per
sonal friendship for several years be
fore the approval of the public eye fell
upon him and during all these years
we have found him a charming com
panion and a true friend and knowing so
well of his brilliamt attainments we
were not surprised at tho enviable
success he so rapidly made as a lawyer.
We have rejoiced with his many
friends in every new honor accorded
him at Washington in the service of
the people. He is a capable and an
incoruptable statesman, worthy of the
confidence of the people.
We have readers who are supporting
Gov. Beckham and otht-rd Mr. Stanley.
We shall content ourselves, for the
present at least in giving the news
about the campaign with such ed
itorial comments as suggested during
the progress of the contest, subject to
the parties welfare and the public good.
Our State University always seems
to have its share of unfavorable
publicity. It is making an unenviable
reputation for the state, as there has
been constant trouble for five years
either with the pupils or faculty. The
latest is the arrest of Thomas Butler by
a detective after having been chased
since Dec. 9th. Butler admits his
guilt in the University fire, implicates
exassistant coach Webb. The past
week was Farmers week at the State
University, but the Webb trial and the
capture of Butler so overshadowed
Farmers week in press space, that we
havent been able to learn what the
University is doing for the state other
than to give it a black eye.
The widespread demand for better
roads is shown by the fact that fifty
road bills were introduced in the Sixty
second congress by Senators and Rep
resentatives from every section of the
country and it can be presumed they
were acting in deference to tho senti
ments of their constituencies. This
demand for better roads necessarialy
is resulting in the improvement of local
roads first of all and the era of good
roads will enhance land and not only
bring prosperity to the farmer, but
Joe E. Robinson has assumed charge
of the Central Record, Lancaster. Mr.
Robinson who is u prominent uttorney
of Garrard, will do the editorial of the
paper, but will not allow it in anyway
to interfere with his lucrative law bus-
iness. Mr. Robinson succeeds Green
Clay Walker, who retired to mke the
race for county attorney. R. L. Elkin
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is business manager of the Record, and
George Smith, Jr., local editor. Jess
I lie loiiowing item appeared in one
of the dully pajiers; "Tho body of
man cut to pieces und sewed up In
sack, was found in the rivrr this morn
ing. The coronors jury was unable to
decide how ho met his death". It
looks like a case of suicide to us,
With Ueckhan and Stanley already in
the race and the Governor threatening
to throw hi hat in the ring any day,
many are made to exclaim; "How happy
I.d be with either, were tothor dear
Following "The Trail Of The Lone-
some Pine" after the "Little Shepherd
Of Kingdom Come" must have been
"Hell For Sartin" to Fritzi.
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quality reduced to
Ed Morrow's Hornet's Nest.
The following story was related to
the writer several years ago, but for
tear some sore spots, eltner mental or
physical, might still be in the possess
ion of the principal actor, and prevent
him from relishing its telling, we have
refrained from mentioning it before
now. Some years ago, ns wns their
annual custom, Messrs John M. Farra,
James A. Beaslpy, Robert L. Elkin
and Ld. Morrow went to Rockcastle
Springs for a fishing trip. It wasearly
in October and ns a few of the city
guests still lurked about the plnce, the
sportsmen were comfortably quartered
in "Tho Annex", which wns detached
from the main building. A hanger on
about the place named Nels. Pointer,
who was just a little weak minded, im
mediately formed a strong attachment
for Mr. Morrow, accounted for per
naps uy me lact that air. .Morrow was
the custodian of the medicine chest,
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wnicn contained some splendid "snaKe
medicine", which as that country if in
iesteu wun rattlers and other venem-
ous reptiles, is an absolute necessity,
no well regulated hunting party would
ever dream of being without. Under
guise of various and sundry excuses,
such as "he loud me mou't be gwineter
get snake bit", Nels. made frequent
requests for a small store of the pre
ventative. One favorite excuse of
Nels' was that he "wns gwine'ter go
get "Uncle Ed", as he persisted in
calling Mr. Morrow, a wild turkey, but
this excuse finally wore out as Mr,
Morrow reached the conclusion that if
the turkey was as big as one of the
massive river cliffs, Nels could not hit
it with a rifle.
Hornets in that country are as thick
as flies; their nests are wonderful con
trivances, and when deserted by them,
which they frequently do in cold weath
er, they are secured for curiosities by
a i . . . .
ine tourists, a. r. Morrow conceived a
desire for one of theBe nests, which de
sire he imparted to Nels. A few days
later Nels made his nppenrance and
said "Uncle Ed I fetched you that
harnets nest", "alright Nels," Mr.
Morrow replied, "just hang it in my
room". The evenings being cool Mr.
Morrow was accustomed to have a fire
in his room, and along toward nightfall
he told Nels to light the fire. About 8
o'clock he went to his room and retired
without lighting the lamp, and was
soon soundly sleeping, dreaming of the
"big un" he intended catching on the
morrow. One of his great toes had es
caped from under the cover and in the
course of his dream wiggled not unlike
a fishing cork. Now a hornets nest is
built around a twig, which when bent
in a certain manner prevents the es
cape of the occupants of the nest; this
twig Nels had bent, but the kindly
warmth of the room had had the effect
of opening up the nest, and one of the
occupants coming out to survey his
new location, espied the wiggling toe
and immediately went for it, when he
struck it Mr. Morrow let out a yell like
a Comanche Indian, which attracted
the attention of the other hornets who
swarmed out to join their comrade; Mr.
Morrow made for the door yelling
bloody murder, and lit out down the
wide porches of the hotel building,
yelling at every jump, with the hor
nets in hot pursuit; every once and u
while one would land on his anatomy,
which would serve to accelerate his
ulready whirlwing flight. A dance was
in progress in the ball room, and the
dancers were startled by the flying aj-
parition, giving out demoniac yells,
und with a funnel shaped drove of
bald hornets in hot pursuit; on down
past the stables lied the frightened
sportsman, nor was his career checked
until in his mad desire to rid himself of
his pursuers he landed in a hole of
water twenty feet deep at the foot of
"dead man's rock", from whence ho
was rescued by a couple of hostlers
who had witnessed his mad flight. His
first words were "where's Nels", but
Nels was not to be found, nor did hu
show himself for several days, not
until he was satisfied Mr. Morrow's
wrath had somewhat subsided; his ex-
cute was that "he did not think
uncle Ed wanted "an ol" harnets neat
without any harnets in it". It goes
without saying that the friendship be.
tween Nels and Mr, Morrow was brok.
en off there and then. There hi ul.
ways been a strong suspicion 'In the
mind of a good many who wjtnwed
the occurrence that some of Mr. Mot
row's friends "got to" Nels and paid
"ml Jested him to bring an occupied
hornets nest to Mr. Morrow's room.
nnywny that was Mr. Morrow's
fishing excursion with that gang.
Judge Charles A Hardin Emerges Into
The Limelight And Wins Words Of
Approval On All Sides.
Judge Char!e A. Hnrtlin, circuit
judge of the 13th. Ket.tucky Judicial
District is fnt winning golden opinion
for himself it the mnny favorable press
comments may be accepted ns pointing
in thnt direction. These opinions nnd
comments nre not the result of freak
or unusual decision, for the geninl
Judge is nn unostentatious man, a man
of retiring disposition, avoiding rather
than seeking notoriety, but from the
very learned instructions which he has
of late issued to his grand juries in the
vnnous courts of the district, and the
very learned views he hns expressed as
to the cause and prevention of crime.
The latest instructions issued by the
judge, and the one which came in for
so much favorable comment, was to
the Boyle county grand jury at the
term of the Boyle county circuit court,
now in session. Thp instruction in
question was an exact counterpart of
the instructions issued to the grand
jury of this county at the recent term
of court, but with many elaborations
and statistics, the result of much study
an research, and had to do with the
primary causes of crime, and the ad
vancing of the theory that the re
moval of those causes would material
ly decrease the number of crimes com
mitted. Judge Hardin it seems has
delved deeply into criminology and has
gathered statistics which by compari
son do not redound to the credit of the
great commonwealth of Kentucky, anil
if the plans made by him are carried
out, they are calculated in the future
h wing about a great change in the
appearance of these statistics, us well
as to tend to the moral uplift of the
state at large.
Judges are often brought to the mib-
lic view by presiding over some noted
case, or by some erratic principle which
they have advocated, or some unusual
decision rendered by them, but it is
seldom that a mere circuit fudm
brings himself to the public notice by
the wise mnnner in which he conducts
the afrnirs of his office, However, the
latter course as pursued by Judge
Hardin, has product the unusual, not
only has the press of his district made
favorable comment uKn his utterances,
but the daily press of the state nnd
even of other states have devoted con
siderable space to favorable criticism.
the Cincinnati Enquirer devoting con
siderable space on the front page of i
Sunday edition to his instructions in
the Boyle circuit court.
Judge Hardin is indeed making a
good officer, a man of strong convic
tions and splendid intellectuality, he
devotes much of his spare time to the
study, not only of the cases which are
before him, but of the existing con
ditions in his district, und his constant
desire and aim is to Improve those con
ditions, und we venture the opinion
mm it ne is given me unstln'eil co
operation of the various ollicerB of the
law and the citizens who compose the
juries, us well us the great mass of the
citizens ull over the district, thut we
will witness an unprecedented abate
ment of crime In this particular sec
tion of Kentucky.
Our friend Prof. Ben Evans, who
has u mathematical turn of mind, as
well as being u good authority on ec
onomics, tells us that he has proven
that the farmer wus not getting all
that was due him even with tobacco at
twenty cents a pound. To prove this
he bought six cigars and after weigh
ing them, he has the figures to show,
mm wnen you pay nvu cents lor a
cigar, you buy vour tobacco back at
the j-aU of $3.20 a pound and if you
smoke a ten cent clgur your tobacco is
cosU2you f6.40 a iiound. He dldnt
see any use tt figuring out the twenty
Ave cents cigar as no one but editors
smoke, them and of course we can af
$10.00 Overcoats reduced to
$12.50 Overcoats reduced to
$15,00 Overcoats reduced to
$18.00 Overcoats reduced to
$20.00 Overcoats reduced to
Children Of Garrard County.
The Common School Diploma exam
ination will be held Jnnunrv -I and 25.
I am very anxious for as many children
of the county to take this examination
ns po&sible. I offered in the fall, a
gold metal to the child making the
highest general nvernge in I'JIII. The
putiils of the high schools of Point Lick
and Lancaster Hre ineligible to enter
this contest, though it does not prevent
them from taking the examination.
J. L. Riley.
Goes To Tusa, Oklahoma., But
Later Return To This City.
J. II. Jennings, for several years ft
prominent citizen of this city, being
for several years connected with the
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goods department, left Monday nfter
noon for Tulso, Okla.. where he will
make his home for the present. Later
he may return to Pecos.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Jen
nings and their I toy. Reeves County
The Democrats of Garrard County
nre hereby called to meet nt theiJ vnri
ous voting precincts on Saturday, Jan.
18th. 1913 at the hour of 2 o'clock P.M.
(standard time) for the purose of
electing a Democratic committeeman
from each precinct and shall nt said
time and place elect Huch committee
man. The old committeeman will chII
the meeting to order and preside until
a chairmnn is elected. If there is a
vacancy in any precinct the Chairman
of the County Committee will designate
a qualified democrat living in the pre
cinct to call the meeting to order nnd
preside until n chairman is elected.
Jas. I. Hamilton.
Chairman, Democratic Com "tee.
Judge John Y. Learell County Judge Of
Reeves County Texas, Dies At His
Home In Pecos.
Judge John Y. Leavell, county judge
of Reeves countv Tex , died Ht his
home in Pecos Tex. on Inst Friday
night atter an illness of several months
duration. Mr. Iavell has lit en a long
sutr-irer from a complication of dis
eases, but the immediate cause of his
death was heart disease. His remains
were interred at Pecos on last Sunday.
Mr. Leavell was born in Gnrrard
y Ky. on January W. IBM.
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He wns a son of the Inte John Y.
Leavell, and was prominently connect
ed throughout this portion of Kentucky.
He is survived by his wife to whom he
was married on October 21, 1S97, and
who before her marriage was Mrs.!
Alice Williams of Graham Tex., and by
two brothers, Messrs A. I), and Wal
ker Leavell of this county, and four
sisters, Mrs. R. O. Armstrong of
Frankfort Ky., Mrs. Jasper Bogie of
Edinburg Ind. nnd Mrs. J. W. Francis
and Miss Belle Leavell of this place.
John Y. Leavell is one of the many
sons of old Garrard who bus success
fully wooed and won fortune in the fur
west, und "the extent of his success is
attested to by the high esteem in
which he wus held in his adopted homo.
He left this county for Texas in 18W)
and but once since that time has he
visited his native heuth, in WOO during
the "homecoming" he came here on u I
viau, mm bu long nun ne ueen uway
thut the old homo und home people
were uimosi as strangers to him.
Mr. Leavell's iwpularity in Reeves
county was utmost unbounded, so great
that for the asking lie might have nnv
office within their gift. He hud served
eight terms as sheriir of the county
and but recently had entered Ukh his
second term as county Judge. To all
who remember him during the days of
his early manhood spent here in his old
home, the news of his death will come
as sad intelligence; and to his relatives
here the heart of the entire communi
ty, in which the Record Joins, goes out
In condolence (or their loss. Hut with
the sad intelligence of his uuath is
mingled the county pride which we all
feel thut one of our corn has left be
hind hlin the splendid heritage of an
honorable career, and we point with
pride to the fuct that the irood ronntv
of Garrard gave him birth.
He sure and read our farmer column
this week nnd after this help us to make
it belter by giving us farm news.
Our ellicient and courteous sexton,
Mr Solon Henry tells us Hint in the year
1012, there were 02 Iiurlnls in the Lan
caster cemetery. Sorrow has left its
imprint tion many in our community,
but no grent epidemic has occured thnt
exacted n large death rate; no fire in
which life wm lost, no wreck to sntitT
out the lives of n score or more nnd we
have much to lie thankful fur.
Stanford Is in the ring with her hnt
by nnnnuncing another fnir, to take
' place August 20 22. It is needless to
I say, it will be a succeM. for the Ikijh
behind it don't know what failure
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Mr. II. F. King of near Kings mill
hid a nnrrow escup- while limiting tnw
logs lust Tuesduy afternoon. A team
of mules with which he wns drawing n
log up a steep incline became frighten
ed und ran olf. the log being detached
nil lii I Imck knocking linn down, break
ing his collar Inine nnd otherwise ser
iously injuring hint.
We nre glad to any however, thutthu
injury is not as serious as was flrnl
No Decision From The Senatorial Com
mittee Casey County's Member Ab
sent, And The Commilte Ad
journed To Meet Again
When the friends nnd attorneys of
tho nnnounced candidates for senator
from this district assembled at the
court house in Stanford last Saturday
to meet the district committee, Hon.
Chas Montgomery of Caney was not
present and it was soon learned that
ho would not be able to attend the
meeting. Under the agreement, Mr.
J. I. Hamilton wns iwrmittcd to have
some one to act in his stead, he being
n member of the district committee,
and he has asked Mr. W. H. Brown to
act as chairman of the Gnrrnrd County
committee. Representatives of Mr.
Hamilton .urged Chairman Penny to
call the meeting nnd have the three
countv committeemen present to henr
the facts nnd decide under the con
tract that hod been signed by Mr.
Hamilton nnd Mr. ('. R. Anderson of
Boyle, whether it was Garrard or
Boyle County's time to furnish the
nominee for the party. Mr. Anderson
and his friends objected ami contended
that the contract called for a full meet
ing of the committee. Chairman Pen
ny held that us whs the first meetinir
to consider the contract that bethought
best tn give Mr. Montgomery another
opK)rtunity to be present und continu
ed the matter until Friday, Janunry
17th. Mr. Hamilton had the affidavit
of Senator George Farris mating that
in 11KH the Democratic Committee of
Casey county being in session with u
candidal from Boyle present declined
to put u candidate in the field for the
nomination and made him, Farris,
Casey's candidate. Messers W. ll!
Brown. W. L. I.awson, John M. Farru,
J. E. Robinson and (J. II. Swinebroud
attended the meeting from here us
friends of Mr. Hamilton and Messers
Henry Jackson, Robert Evans and
Chennult Huguely of Danville us rep
resentutives of Mr. Anderson. It is
now rumored that Mr. Montgomery of
Casey refuses to meet with the other
three committeemen to puss uon this
contract, taking tho KBitlon that since
the enactment of the primary election
luw that the committee has no jurisdic
tion to puss Umjii the question und thut
who aha I be the nomliwo should bo
left to the voters of the district. It in
further rumored thut Casey will have
acundidute for the nomination and
that this is the reason thut Casev'H
Committeeman refuses to take any
part in settling the rights of GurrurtI
und Boyle under the contract. It
seems to bo generally conceeded thut
should tho committee meet, that under
the terms of the contract the Com.
mittee would necessarily deelil n In
favor of Garrard county, und in such
event, Mr. Hamilton would be thy