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VOL. 30 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JUNE 18, 1908. NUMBER 3
James, Beckham, McCreary,
HAIdeitoon, Paynler, Mayo
Delegates At Large.
PREWITT STATE CHAIRMAN,
Ollle James Nominates Stanley, who
Makes a Keynote Speech
Harmony the Watchword.
KENTUCKY DEMOCRACY AGAIN UNITED.
DELEOATES AT I.AKOE
Senator Jamos H McCroary, of
Otlio M. Jamos, of Urittondon.
rortnor Governor .1. C. W. Hock-li
m, of Franklin.
Hon. W. H. Haldeman, of .letter-
Senator Thonin H. Payntor, of
linn John ('. 0. Mayo,, f John
Lexington, Ky.r Juno. 11.
Harmony cnaraetcrized thu
btate oonyjtnftlQB pold tydor. ,
At the afternoon esion tlio
rarj orirmirition wan atloctod by
tin- election ef Representative Owsley
Stanley, of the Second district, as
temporary chairman by acclamation.
Stanley in hi keynote speeoh urged
harmony After the oommittoc
were appointed more harmony speeches
were made by C. J. Hronslon, of
l. xinntoB, former Governor Heck-lam
and Senator McCreary
Perhaps, the" tuoxt noisy and
demonstration wa for ex-din
erncr HecKhani, and one personal
tlirunt was when Heck haw, in refer-mi.
to a report in a moruine; paper
t) it he bed been defeated, an id that
I .tnd hi friend conld never be so
' idly beaten- thai tle wonld bolt
tin party nominee1, and that no Iribo
mil' oecesiary to secure hie party
, Resolutions Adoitkh.
At the night session tlio temporary
organization wax madp permanent
and Henry H. I'rowitt, of Montgomery
county was chosen chairman
of tlio Stato Central Committee. Joseph
It. Pugh. of lynton county,
member at large of Stato Central
Committee, and A, H. Rhea, of Logan
county, member at large cf the
State Executive Committee
Resolutions reaffirm allegiance to
nnd dovotion to Democratic principles
as represented by Jefferson and set
forth in the platform of 1004, indorse
Beckham's conduct, and instruct
tho delegates to cast the voto
of Kentucky as a unit at Donver for
Bryan, as tho nominee for Prosidont
and to so continuo until he is nominated,
Uam.ed to Order.
At 2:35 o'clock Chairman Louis
McQuown called tho convention to
order, and Dr. K. G. H, Mann delivered
the invocation. At 2:45 o'clock
Judge McQuown called for nomination
nl temporary chairman, and
Ollie James was recognized and given
a splendid ovation.
Ho said he saw a united
boforc him, and the convention
'Victory beckons to the Democracy
from every quarter of tho Republic,"
said Mr. James in nominating
Congressman A. 0. Stanley lor tem
porary .chairman. Hobittorly scored
the Hcpiiblioan State administration
and Gov, Willsen's efforts to grant a
pardon to thuGocbel murderers. He
said money rained in the Republican
State convention for tho bcnoCt of
daylight assasins. '
Nominations were closed without a
dissenting voice, and on motion of
Kdward M. Floxiicr, of Louisville.
Stanloy was elected by acclamation
and Chairman McQuown appointed
Capt. Harkcr, of Hoyd. and Ollio M
James of Crittenden, to escort Chairman
Stanley to the stand. f -
Mr. Stanley inado one of his characteristic
speeches, outlinitg Democratic
policies and calling for harmony,
Chairman Stanley inade the following
appointments to the various
committees Credentials, James
Adair, and 1'. S. Maxwell,
Crittenden. Resolutions, J. X.
frTascjn, J. A. Sullivan, Madison,
Permanent organization, Ruby
Hopkins, S. W. Hagcr, Hoyd.
Oscar Vest, of Owen, was appointed
of the convention.
DM.EATEK, ELECTORS AND
Dclog&tos to Donver,
Ollio M. James,
Jamos H McCreary,
Col. W. H. Haldeman,
T. H. Payntor.
J. C. U'.Heekliaui,
John (I C. Mayo.
First District Conn Linn, Gus
Sooo nd Josh T. Griffith, Geo
l'irst District G. S. Ross.
Socond Lavoga Clomonts.
Statu ck.tkal committei
First Ditriet Al Horry. Mi
Second N. Powell Taylor, of
First Distriet llonry R, Lawrence'
of TrigR. J
Second--Dr. J. A. Ooodpn . f
Firit DistriolMott Aver Hick
Secood --.!. W. Hartoti, MoL.an
First District -C. W. Ricliardon.
Socond W. K. Hourland.
First District Judge K. Barry.
SecondC. K. Sugg, Henderson.
Was That of the Farmer Educational
Co-operative Union Lilst Friday.
As announced in the Chittenden
the Farmers Un-,
ion of Crittenden county met last
Friday in a business session. Much
business was transacted.
One important featuro of the forenoon
session was the talk made by
Mayor Blue? who was called on for
a statement of thu desires of the
business men of the city, in regard
to maintaining the State Guards at
Marion. Ho responded and uavc as
his opinion that tho business men
and others to whom ho had talked
taw no necessity of tho noldicrs being
here. An important feature of
tho afternoon session was tho speech
of County Judgo Walter Blackburn,
who had been waited on by a committee
of which Judgo James and Moerc
was spokesman appointed in the forenoon,
to oxplain biB reason for keep-
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Becomes Leader of Ken-
' tucky's Democratic
HE LEADS IN CONVENTION
Congressman's Masterly Handling Of
Situation and Magnanimity to
BRING HIM TO THE FOREFRONT.
Loxington, Ky., June 11. Rising
superior to pergonal or political
difleroucp"', leaving behind him petty
squabble" and factional fights and
striving always for the greatest good
to tho Democratic partv, Olliu M.
James, Congressman from the First
district, has come out of the State
Convention which came to an end
to-night working leader
of the Democratic party in Kentucky.
The result of tho convention and
the way in which the various factions
were brought together to work for
harmony have stamped Mr. James
as the man who is a leader, with all
the qualities of a leader, and with
the "boys in the trenches" as the
man to whom they look a their militant
leader in the fight which the
Mr. James eonieb out of the convention
hip in every way; big in
brain, big in that he can lay aside
his personal preferences and personal
feelings to help the Democratic
party, and big in that he has tho
love of the men who makes up the
Democratic party in Kentucky, so
that, his leadership can be followed
When he won tho figlit which he
was making, and when ho could have
crushed those who opposed him,
having the pover, Mr. James rose
superior to a desire for revenge and
extended to thysc who had been op-
poocrits the right hand of fellowship
and drew up his fallen foes to a place
on au c(ual footing wtyh him, as
democrats within the Democratic
party. Mr. James would not nk
Democratic success and jeopardize
the chances of thoir man, who is a
close personal and political friend
William J. Hryan, to gratify person
al feelings, so he met the other side
half way and established, with his
able following, all factions in harmony
working together for the success
of the Democratic ticket.
The convention, in its workings
and results, showed Mr. James to
the people of the State for what he
is, and showed that he had the courage
to fight and the magnanimity to
forgive and forget, and stamps him
as a leader who shows conspicuous
even in the gathering here which was
ono of the best convention ever held
in Kentucky. He went into the
fight which was waged on him and
won it won it without question and
by hts personality and strength, and
dcj ite every inducment to pursuade
him to drop the contest. He resisted
all blandishments and stood firmly
for his principles, but when the
time came and he had w'on, establishing
his contention, lie made concession
to promote harmony in the con-
Mr. James now looms large in
Kontucky politic, and the convention
has been oue of moment to him
as well to the Democratic party for
whioh Mr. James has worked so hard
and for which ho has already done so
Bounced to Sidewalk.
New York, June 15. bouncing
on a sofa beside an open window,
four-year-old Willie Wilsiek, living
with his parents in East One Hundred
and Sixtieth street jumped once
too hard yesterday afternoon and the
springs tossed him high in the air
and through tho window. He fell
five stories to instant death.
Jokers Start Him on Hooey-moon
Perry, Okla., June 15. With a
log chain, to tho end of which was
attached a cow bell, fastoned by
lock and secured around his neck,
and the key purposoly thrown away,
Louis Barnes, of Ponca City, with
his bride of an hour, Miss Mamie
Davis, of Porry, was forced by friends
aboard a Pullman coaoh last night
en route to Chioago on their honeymoon
trip. It will be necessary to
.have a link of the chain sawed in
order to free Barnes
Says Watterson, Editor
of the Courier -Journal.
GIVEN h CORDIAL WELCOME
Several Hundred Democrats Called
on Distinguished Visitor-Bryan
SAYS THE NEBHASKAN WILL WIN.
Lincoln, Neb., June 15. Henry
Wattorson, the veteran Kentucky
Journalist, hai declared himself un
equivocally for the nomination of
William J. Hryan at the coming
Denver convention. The Kentucky
Journalist came to Lincoln yesterday,
to be the personal guest ol Mr Bryan
at the latter' country home, Fair-view
where he is. sponding the
night, before returning to Louisville.
Watterson was the guest of honor at
an informs! reception in the rotunda
of the Lincoln hotel, where several
hundred democrats called to pay
their respects. Bryan headed the
reeciung line and introduced each
of the callers to the Kentucky editor
Later the assemblage adjourned to
the banquet hall, where Watterson
publicly reaffirmed his fidelity to
Hryan predicting his nomination at
D( nver and his election in November.
In lu address when discussing the
history of the party, Watterson said:
"We are actually to-day where we
left off thirty-two years ago. From
the two terms of Cleveland we got
nothing except some changes in the
personality of tire otticial fabric.
"The tariff is'worso than Cleveland
found it. He left not a democratic
measure of relief and reform
on the statute books.
"The robber barons completely
ruled the couutry. Thcodooro Roosevelt,
conceding all our contentions,
calls them predatory rich, but by
whatever name they go, they are tho
same public plunderers whom wo
fought in 1871!, and thought we
were fighting in 1SS4, in 1SSS and
in 1S!)2, and whom, divided by onward
conditions and extreme counsels,
we ineffectually fought in 181X5,
in 1000 and in 1904. ,
"I was not in the country in 1SJX5,
and if I had been the' situation, in
Kentucky at least, might have been
different. I could see things but
dimly across the ocean.
"1 had contended all my life for a
sound currency and tho public credit
for gold and silver and paper convertible
into coin on demand, and
having fought flat mone'y to a finish,
I could not have supported free silver.
But gentler agencies might
havo been found to combat it. It
proved at least an incident. It was
the merest detail.
No great party should have been
beaohed on such an issue. That it
waa not wrecked has been largely
due to the steadfast devotion and
magnificent endurance of one man to
the main idea of ,ho republic versus
the plutocracy which underlies all of
our democratic conceptions and now
arrived dofinitely vut the front, and
that man is William Jonnings Hryn
"His nomination is assured.
I. have faith in his election in
Little Girl Drowned
Louiso, tho. little two-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W.
Lovan, of Nortonvillc, was drowned
in a tub of water Tuesday afternoon.
The little one was playing in tho
yard and when the mother went for
her she was horrified to find her
child dead in the tub. It is thought
that she accidentally fell into tho
water while trying to ascertain what
was in the tub. Princeton Leader.
State Geologist F. J. Fobs to Visit
F. Julius Fohs, assistant state
geologist, who is at present specializing
on fludr spar, used steel manufacture,
was in Paducah Friday en
route to southern Illinois whero ho
will investigate the fluor spar
He is engaged in making researches
of Kentucky's deposits and stated
that Kentucky has led in the production
ot mineral for ten years and
it exceeds all states in the union in
fluor spar. Paducah News Democrat.
POWERS AND HOWARD.
Pardoned by Gov. Wlllson Issues
Statement Explanatory and Defensive
ot His Aciton.
Frankfort, Ky., June 13. Caleb
Powers and James' 'Howard were pardoned
this morning by Gov. Willson
oi the charge of complicity in the
murder of William Goebel more than
eight years ago in front of State Capital
Howard was in the penitentiary
here when he received the news of
the pardon, and immediately prepared
to discard his stripes, while Jackson
Morris, assistant secretary of
State, and Roy Wilholt took the official
notification, of the pardon to
Caleb Powers at Georgetown jail.
The announcement of the pardon
was made this morning at S:H0o'oIock
by McKenzie Todd, Gov. Willson's
private secretary, and the newn
spread rapidly. Gov. Wil.son was
not at his office when the nows was
was given out, as he had worked on
the case until 2 o'clock this morning.
The governor has had the cases under
consideration for several months
and has given much time to the study
of the matter, having had public
hearings of both sides in tho hall of
the house of representative at Frankfort.
According to his own statement
the governor has had petitions signed
by over 500,000 people, urging tho
pardons ol tho two men, and of this
number ho said thcro wero 240,000
Kcntuckians, many of them Democrats.
The govornor also pardoned Powers
from the indictment of tho Franklin
circuit court, charging subornation
the men released.
Howard left tho prison shortly after
8:30 o'clock, accompanied by
John G. White and several other old
friends, and went at once to a clothing
store to get a now suit of clothes.
He went to Louisville on tho U:40C.
& O. train and was escorted to tho
station by half hundred friends. Ho
gavo out the following statement:
"I have no statement to make except
that 1 am deeply gratoful that
after all these yoars of imprisonment
without just cause I am now liberated.
I am under tho deepest obligation to
the governor for his action and to
thousands of friends who have stood
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