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PAGE POUR THE HARTFORD HERALD 11 i . ! The Hartjord Herald HEBER MATTHEWS, FRANK L.FELIX. EDITORS. FRANK L. FELIX, Pob-ind Prep'r. Entered at the Hartford post-offlce s mall matter of the second class. AXXOl'XCHM KXTS. For C'oiiavevt. We are authorized to announce MUX. 1IKX JOHNSON, r Bardstown, for re-election to Con gress from the Fourth Congressional District of Kentucky, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Pri mary, August 1, 1914. tTe are authorized to announce jik. John w. itovn. Of F.lUnbethtown, for election to Congress from the Fourth Congres sional District of Kentucky, subject to the action of the Democratic par ty. Primary, August 1, 191-1. ILMTKRACV in kkntlcky. Few people arc aware of the wide prevalence of Illiteracy, especially? in Kentucky. It Is a fact, however, that this is one of the darkest stains upon the body-politic of our other wise glorious Commonwealth. Kven of the pretendedly educated people of the county there are quite a few who can not sit down and indite a nice social or business document, devoid of errors of syntax spelling or punctuation. Whether this is the fault of the schools which they at tended or innate carelessness, yet It is a fact. Fom this average educa tional advantage, the grades move n downward, with varying accom IIbmettsJ to the man or woman, girl or boy, who can neither read or write truly a deplorable stand in life's htatus. These benighted people are more common than you would imagine. And who is to blame for this darning disgrace to a proud old State? Tho unfortunates them selves? Not always. They are gen erally creatures of environment and unfortunate surroundings or teach ing. They have perhaps never been impressed with the inestimable val ue of an education at least a com prehensive modicum of the hame. Maybe they have been raised to the lesson that work was of more value to them than school attendance. In some instances the chance for an education Is scant and far away. In other cases carelessness and utter unconcern provall. In any event the result Is the same and the doom usually as certain; the pernon In In terest grows up and mingles with the populace, bearing the heaviest aaudlcap that could be placed upon llm In the race for distinction or advancement In life. People of education are the ones -who are now Jilllng positions of hon or' and trust In life's struggle, and they are usually graded according to their aronipllshtnents along this lino. In, fact, iiu boy or girl Is fitted to move rightly along life's avenues without a schooling that has given them at least a hold upon education al advancement. This need is vital and Imperative. According to carefully complied statistics, our own Ohio county has over two thousand people within her borders who can neither read nor write. Would you have believed It? And Isn't It a dark blot upon our be loved county's y escutcheon? No doubt you are surprised and dumb founded and your mind uiitiiritUy In quires the remedy for this depress lug situation. A movement Is now in hand to give these unfortunate people a chance to retrieve their lost opportunities. Kentucky now has an Illiteracy Commission with headquarters at the new Statu Cap ital at Frankfort, whose members will bo glad to help In any way to relieve this regrettable condition. This Commission is headed by Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, the noble and helf-sacrltlclng woman who lias done bo much for the educational Inter ests of the State and especially the unfortunate people whoso reason was broadened and whoso Ignorance wiib turned Into wisdom by tho light of her marvelous ministrations. The Commission solicits correspondence from all who may take an Interest In the matter or know of individual cases. Wrlto tho Kentucky Illitera cy Commission, and let us all Join in this laudable ambition of getting our beloved State "right" beforo tho -world in tho mattor of cducatlonnl effort and progress. HON. HK.V JOHNSON. Interest In tho primary election, to bo held on Saturday, August 1st, Is becoming noticeable and Indica tions point to a full vote, Tho Her ald boldoin takes any paft between Democrats In matters -of this nature, but-we feeUthat we will hot violate this rule In briefly referrlugao Rep- resentatlve Ben Johnson's official record as a member of Congress. Tho Herald Is aware that the vo ters of Ohio county are now, and have been for a long time, well ac quainted with the good and efficient work of Mr. Johnson. Perhaps thcro is not another member of Congress who has been as aggressive as Mr. Johnson In his efforts to destroy cor- ruptablc and corrupting Influences that have been nt work In the Capi tal city for a quarter of a century. It Is greatly to his credit and very gratifying to his friends to know that his determined fight for the people has borne good fruit, and that he has saved Immense sums of money for the (lovernment, ns chair man of the District of Columbia Committee. He hag worked hard and voted right since he has been a member of Congress. He has proven himself to be a genuine friend of tho laborlug classes. No man can point to a single vote of Mr. Johnson that has not been recorded on the right side. In fact Hen Johnson has been, In many respects, the best friend the laborer has In Congress. His achievements in behalf of the people have been many. .He is n man, in our opinion, who would rather tight the battles of the poor people and suffer defeat" than to be the successful champion of the classes. His efforts have always been hi behalf of the masses as against the classes. When he fails and falls, (which has been very seldom), In an effort to do tlios-e things to uplift human ity in general, he rises again and lights until he wins. When there is a light on for the people Ben Johnson can be found In the thickest of the battle, and on , the right side. We have et to learn of any real opposition to Mr. Johnson In Ohio county and we confidently believe he will get tho largest majority ever given any ouu Jii-a-primary In Ohio county. Those of our people who 'Mew with alarm" the recurrent supposi tion that Japan might make war on the United States by first taking the Philippines and then harrying our seaports, should get some comfort out of the fact that our country has, altogether, forty thousand miles of shore line. To give us much trou ble, that would bo some harrying project. Just a week from next Saturday until the State Primary Election. The fellow who does not vote will have no right to kick at the nomina tions. IIKV.V.Y AX ADVOCATi: I OK WOMAN M'KFItACK Washington, July IS. Secretary Bryan, in a formal statement issued here, came out for woman suffrage. Ho declared that he would ask no political right for himself that he wns not willing to grant his wife, and announced his intention of sup porting the proposed State constitu tional amendment extending the franchise to women to be voted upon In Nebraska next November. Woman, Mr. Bryan said, had proved herself equal to every re sponsibility Imposed upon her, and would not fall society in this emer gency. Above all other arguments In favor of giving her the ballot he placed tho right of tho mother to a voice in the moulding of tho envi ronment of her children. "The moth er," the Secretary said, "can Justly claim tho right to employ every weapon which can be made effective for tho protection of those whoso Interest she guards, and tho ballot will put within her reach all of tho Instrumentalities of government, In cluding the police power." Tiii:oiK)iEi: noosKVKirs AMAZINC CONFKSSIOX Mr. Uoosevclt testitled that In 1902 he was prepared to send the federal troops Into Pennsylvania with orders to helzo tho anthraclto coal llelds and operate tho mines. Instructions were actually Issued to Coiieral Scholleld that ho "was not to pay attention to nuy court orders or any other authority than me," Thcro are countries which toler ate government of that sort. Mexico endured It for years. Diaz's gener als and receivers did "not pay at tention to any court orders or any other authority than mo." Ameri can citizens should bo highly Inter ested In knowing how near the re public was to Mexlcanizatlou In 1!02, and what they may fairly ex- nert ulifilllil Mr TlrwiKevelt r.vei' .... .... ( again become President. Now York World. Sow Kuiul Swindle. Complaints from all over Central Kentucky aro being received by po lice oftlclala to the effect that a sub stance Is being sold for yellow root that la In reality nothing but a worthless shrub root.-W Danville Advocate. Mexico ships shells to Knglund, mother-of-pearl SPEECH OF MR. BECKMM AT GOIMHOUSE FRIDAY Defends His Own Record and Goes After Stanley In Hot Fashion. There was a nice size crowd out to hear Kx-CJov. Beckham at -the court house here Friday In the Interest of hie candidacy for the Democratic nomination for United States 'Sena tor He was Introduced by Ksq. S. J. Welter, who In a brief talk reviewed the political career of Kentucky'!.' former (lovcrnor the speaker of tho occasion. Mr. Beckham started out by re viewing the candidacy of his op ponents (lov. McCrcary and Con gressman A. O. Stanley. He touch ed upon (lov. McCrcary lightly, mainly referrjng to the promise of our present (lovernor when ho was making the race for his present po sition, that if elected he would ask nothing riioro of the voters of the State. The rpeakor then reviewed his own career as Governor. Said he Inherited a big State debt but succeeded in liquidating It during his administration. Mr. Beckham then began "paying hie respects" to Mr. Stanley and the greater part of his speech was ade nunclntlon of tho Iatter's ofllclal record. He denounced Stanley for neglecting important work In Con gress to prosecute his race for Sen ator. Mr. Beckham dwelt at length upon his temperance record and con trasted It with that of Mr. Stanley, whom he alleged was the candidate of tho liquor Interests. The speaker said every "local option" nian was a liquor man and that every "blind tiger" man and bootlegger Is for Stanley. .Mr. Beckham said one of his greatest pleasure Is In visiting points where liquor has been voted out a condition which he helped bring about. He told what ho had done to .auto the passage of the county uiit law, but nowhere in his speech did lie say "whether or not he Is in favor of State-wide prohibition. Mr. Stanley, said the speaker, represents the saloons and blind tigers of the State, and Is tho agent of tho liquor trust. Contrasting Mr. Stanley's public record with that of his own, Mr. Beckham said Mr. Stanley had never done anything worth consid ering for the miners, the farmers or any other laborers of tho State. lie derided Stanley's record In Congress and held tho Congressman up as rather a nonentity In ofllclal circles and public work. The speaker ad ded by way of parenthesis that ho would scorn to misrepresent an op ponent or utter a thing about him that was not true. Mr. Beckham defended his record as an attorney for the L. & N. rail road, with which ho says his oppo nents, are trying to shame him, and said ho never made as much as $800 a year out of It. Ho resigned this attorneyship the first of tho year, ho said. Mr. Beckham was greeted with several rounds of applause and his speech was well received. Said he hoped to be employed as the people's attorney In the t'nlted States Sen ate and promised them tho best of his ability and work in taking enro of their Interests. TTielr trust, ho said, should bo his greatest care. BECKHAM DCCI.IXKS TO axswi:k vital yrcsnox Dixon, Ky., July 15. Hon. J. C. W. Beckham bpoko hero to an aud ience that lllled tho court house In behalf of his candidacy for tho Sen ate. The audience gave (lov. Beckham courteous attention nud at times ap plause, but It was evident tho senti ment was overwhelmingly in favor of Stanley. During his speech Hon, David Wiley, former Itepresentatlvo, asked (lov. Beckham If ho was In favor of State-wido prohibition and he replied by saying tho peoplo of Kentucky thoroughly understood his position. iinixc; spit to iMti:vi:.T pitoiiiitiTiox i:m:ctiox Hopklnsvllle, K., July IS,, Do daring that prohibition In Hopkins' villo and Christian county would eauso "all kinds of business to suf fer materially, to tho great loss and Injury of the business people," a number of local property owners lato this aftornoon Hied a petition to provent Sheriff Smith from tak ing further steps to hold a prohibi tion election In this county Septem ber 21, as ordered by tjiu County Judge, following tho filing of peti tions by the "drys." Tho legality of tho now .county unit bill is attacked. It Is alleged that the law Is In conflict wjth Ar ticle 14 of tho amendments, tof tho. Constitution of tho. United States., as It undertakes to deprive certafu'Jper- sons of tbelr property without i duo process of law, and denies them equal protection of law. That It Is also In violation and contravention of Section r,l of tho present Consti tution of the State of Kentucky, and that for various other reasons It Is null and void and Ineffective. The action la brought In the namo of "Moses L. Klb. Ferdinand Schmltt, Lee Kills, O. If. Mcrrltt, Jr., and A. D. Noe, Sr for themselves and for the use and benefit of all other cit izens and taxpayers of Christian county." Tho attorneys are James Breath itt, Sr., Hunter Wood & Son, Pratt & Fcland and Trimble & Bell. Owing to the absence of Circuit J ml go Han bery from the district, notice is giv en that on July 21 motion for the in junction will ho made before Judge W. AT. Smith, of Louisville. oooooooooooo oo O PRIMARY' KI.KCTION O O OFFICERS. O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Hast Hartford J.T.Moore, Clerk; II. II. Slnnett, CM. Barnctt, Judges; J. B. Brown, Sheriff, VH Hatt ford Otto C. Martin. Clerk; S. T. Harnett, Hooker Wil liams, Judges; C. K. Morrison, Sher iff. Biila Dudley Wcsterfleld, Clerk; Luther Dooley, W.C.Ashley; Judges; O. R. Tinsley, Sheriff. Sulphur Spring. J. K. Mitchell, Clerk; W. S. Dean, Lafo Weller, Judges; Will Baker, Sheriff. Magiiu Honda Miller, Clerk; J. C. Magan, W. R Edge, Judges; T.A. Fuqua, Sheriff. Ciomuell G. W. Martin, Clerk; .1.11. Flener, Warren Taylor, Judges; T. K. Cooper, Sheriff. Cool Spring'' waiter P. Bennett, Clerk; II. E. Hill, II. L. Taylor, Judges; James Moore, Sheriff. North Rockport Elijah Wood burn, Clerk; Addle Austin, S. L. Fulkerson, Judges; J. L. Brown, Sheriff. South Rockport John T. Jack son, Clerk; M. E. Johnson, W. H. Maddox, Judges; H. B. Brown, Sher iff. Select W. H. Baize, Clerk; K. B. Flnley, .Marlon Phegley, Judges; G. N. Baize. Sheriff. Horse- Blanch (J. C. Hoover, Clerk; Virgil Galry, T. B. Fry mire. Judges; Vernon Crowder, Sheriff. Rosiiw II. C. Crowder, Clcrk; W. F. Sanderfur, R. P. Likens. Judges; R. II. Rnlnes, Sheriff. East Beaver Dam Joe Barrett, Clerk; Harrison Austin, D. B. Reid, Judges; J. B. Blankenship, Sheriff. West lk'iiiir Dam C. P. Hodge, Cleik; W. P. Thomas, J. P. McKin ney. Judges; Otho Dexter, Sheriff. McHi-niy II. H. Pierce. Clerk; L. W. I locker. R. P. Beck, Judges; Sam James, Jr., Sheriff. ' Cenleilouii O.M. Bishop, Clerk; S. II. Render. L. R. Goodall, Judges; Alvln Ross, Sheriff. Smalllioiis Clint Igleheart, Clerk; W. M. Addington. J. C. Hill, Judges; J. T. Rowe, Sheriff. East Konlsiille W. II. Miller, Clerk; Ringo Marlow, J. F. Cooper Judges; C. B. Carden, Sheriff. West Fonlsvillc R. O. Neil, Clerk; N. It, Baize, George Keown, Judges; Tom Keown, Sheriff. .Ktnuville Wilbur Phllllps.Clerk; Sim Richards, (3. W. Blrks, Judges; P. R. Kelly, Sheriff. Slneie Oscar Petty, Clerk; A.B. Grant, Grant Pollard, Judges; C. T. Whlttlnghlll. Sheriff. Olatoii K. C. Bycrs, Clerk; M. S. Patterson, J. D. Cooksey, Judges; J. R. Hoover, Sheriff. Unfold J. I). Holbrook, Clerk; J. S. French. Walter Blair, Judges; Claude Hudson, Sheriff. iluiictt'.s Hosea Shown, Clork; D. B. Ilartlett, Gilbert Westerflohi; Judges; Clarence Pattou, Sheriff. llellln A. C. Porter, Clerk; Ruy fu Williams, T. D. Owen, Judges; V. S. Condlt, Sheriff. Ceralui J.H. Woods, Clerk; Fin ills Rowe, I). It. Helsley, Judges; C. II. Kverly. Sheriff. Point Pleasant A. B. TIchenor, Clerk; J. M, Nail. Joe Hill, Judges; Iris Render, Sheriff. Narrows F.L. Sanderfur, Clerk; Henry Carter, Joo Shultz, Judges; Sam Davidson, Sheriff. Italpb Robert K. Taylor, Clork; W. F. Howard. J. T. Whltohouso, Judges; J'. R. Mldklff, Sheriff. Prentiss H. II. Taylor, Clork; C. C. Dennis, Clarence Plrtle, Judges; S. O. Foglo, Sheriff. Herbert Allison Haynes, Clork; Virgil Mlllpr, 11. L. Bavins, Judges; Grant Mldklff, Sheriff. Arnold Leslie Shultz, Clerk; Til ford Haynes, P. L. Alford, Judges; R. J. Stratltin, Sheriff. Kemlei Claudo Myers, Clerk;Joo McFarland, Andrew Thorpe, Judges; Joo James, Sheriff. Simmons Wadu Hod go, Clerk; Q. B. Brown, Ed. KIrtley, Judges; Guy Ranney, Sheriff. Gets Quirk Action. Maybvlllc, Ky., July 18. Thurs day at noon Mlko Walton, of this county, made application for a hall insurance policy ou his crops, Tile application was forwarded to Louis; i!NJiHlflflH2i LESS MONEY FOR BETTER GOODS LOOK AT THE CHANGE ' YOU GET WE SELL BETTER GOODS FOR LESS MONEY. BECAUSE WE BUY OUR GOODS RIGHT. KNOW ING HOW ENABLES US TO BUY RIGHT. WANT ING TO STAY IN BUSINESS. WE SELL RIGHT. BUT WE SEEK STYLE AND QUALITY AS WELL AS A LOW PRICE WHEN WE BUY. YOU CAN COUNT ON THE GOODS WE SELL. BECAUSE WE COUNT ON MAKING EVERYONE WHO. DEALS WITH US A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. FROM OUR ALWAYS LOW PRICES WE HAUE MADE PRICES LOWER STILL TO GLEAR OUT OUR SUMMER GOODS. ' COME WHILE THE "PICKING" IS GOOD. . CARSON Si CO. INCORPORATED. Hartford, Kentucky. If your pocket-book' could talk it would recommend the Ford. The man who practices economy and wants utility invests his dollars in the Universal Car. He knows it serves his every purpose best and at lowest cost. And don't forget Ford service and guarantee. Five Jjundred dollars Is tho piico of tho Ford runabout; tho touriifg car Is live fifty; tho town car sqven itfty f. o. b. Detroit, complete with equipment. Get catalog and particulars from BARNES AUTOMOBILE GO (INCORPORATED) - CENTRAL CITY. KY. villo. That afternoon a hailstorm swept over Walton's place and did considerable damage. He put In his claim before tho policy had been Is sued from tho Louisville olllco and I ho agent hero received orders to pay tho claim beforo the application had been approved. Was l.uro Needed? .Milwaukee, Wis., July l. The ilrst Indictment against a woman under tho Maun act was returned by a Federal grand jury hero to-day. Her name is Clara Holto and she Is charged with having lured a man away from his homo Into another State for purpobes In violation of the white slave act. Tho man, Chester B. Lauden schlager, was persuaded to leave his wifo and family In St. Paul by the woman, who fell In lovp with him, tho Indictment charges. m m Every Influence and diplomatic agency at tho "disposal of tho United States (lovernment has been put to work for Immediate peace In Moxl 'co. . . i : Sikcrlto for Tke Herald. USB KASTVIRW. July 20. Tho drouth wua broken In this hectlon Thursday evening bjr a heavy rain and electric storm: Miss Kthel .Martin and James! Martin, of Owonsboro, nre vlsltlne Mr. Mat Martin. Miss Sally Pattou and sister, of Maxwell, s,pont a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Autry Pulton. Mr. Robert Shown and fnmlly, of. llellln, wero tho guebts of Mr. and' Mrs. Autry Patton Saturday night. Mr. L. D. French made a business trip to Hartford to-day. During tho electric storm Thur day night lightning killed a vory valuable mulo for Mr. Autry Pattor.. . m,m Headache and Nervouiiehi Cured. "Chnmborlutn's Tablets aro enti tled to all the praise I can glv them,; writes Ms. Richard Olp, Spencerport, J. T, "They have cured mo of hoadachb and nervousness and restored me. to my ' "normal health.'' For aale by all. dealers; lAaverusement.). ' I III ,! -rrr kt- I. A -Hindoo chlld.of- seven .may, be, a V. skilled workman. 8. A