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t J U iiely Correspondence Between Mr E H Haggard City Attorney and I
the Traction Officials <
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frThe street car service rendered
L Winchester has been so unsatisfac
tdry that there is just now going
K r Ion a lively correspondence between
Mr T H attorneya
and the street car officials Mr Haggard
gard insists that the contract be
tween the city of Winchester and
C the Central Kentucky Traction Com
3 p any be lived up to
In a conversation with n reporter
rfor The News Mr Haggard also
i a f r
° S called attention to the fact that the
4 f i paving between the track on certain
r parts of the line was not satisfac
tory Under the contract the Trac
r r + 2 tion Company is to maintain the
jr roadbed between the tracks and on
t tipeighteen inches on each side in good
condition In many places the pay
1the top oJ the track
The letters follow
Letter to Mr Jbuett
i Winchester Ky Oct 17 1908
Judge E S Jouett President of I
J Winchester Railway Light and
h Ky
Dear Sir = 1am repeatedly ap
preached by the citizens of Win
Chester complaining about the street
car service in the city In a con
Terence with the Mayor and some
members of the Council we decided
that the proper steps to be taken
> were to notify you that unless the
cars were tJ n as set out in the icon
tract the Council would decline to
y < r rpay any claim that you might have
against the city on account of light
lag thet treets I know that your
j claim isnhat you have been relieved
I by the Council from this part of
your contract but my opinion is
x and = vas as you remember at the
rimeyou undertook to obtain this
relief that the Council eNd not
nave the right to excuse you from
that part of your contract for the
> reason that the Council was empow
ered to make the contract by a vote
of the people who were persauded to
vote = to pay a = big price for the lights
in order to get the street car ser
v rice continuously between the hour
of 600 a m and 9 30 p m There
fore I feel that it is my duty to see
that it is enforced When I make
complaint to the Interurban Com
ipany they claim that they have a
contract with you by which you are
to run the cars and that they are
paying you to do so Trusting that
yon will give this matter your atten
tionand deliver the goods accord
ing to agreement I am
Yours truly
City Attorney
r = J Mr Jouetts Answer
t October 19 1908 r
> Mn F H Haggard City Attorney
V Winchester Kv
I A fjDear Sir Replying to your re
> > cent favor relative to the oneration
> r2 of j the street cars will say that the
trouble largely has been owing to
the fact that the company was in
stalling a new engine for the express
purpose of running the day current
and the t street car system This is
9 now in and I do not believe there will
be any further cause for the com
plaint I understand from the man
agement that they fought very hard
> fto have the intermissions as slight
as possible but that they were unable
to do any better than was done It
isa fact that we are under contract
with the Traction Company to fur
nish the power for operating ry the
street railway but as to any liability
under the old contract of course you
understand that I differ from you
V about that
I trust however that there will not
be any occasion for our trying out
r > question Yours very truly
Letter to Company I
4 Winchester Ky Oct 23 190SI
The Central Kentucky Traction Com
< pany Lexington Ky
= t f Gentlemen At the request of
Ithe Mayor and Board of Council of
this city I write to call your atten
tion to the fact that the street alI
service given by you in this city is i
very unsatisfactory in that the trins
r are n < 5b made as often as you agreed
agreedt 1
f in fact we have gotten very few
1 more trips than we hive promises I
from you to give us ° bettqr service
1J1t h
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The car does not run at all between
the hours of 1215 p m and 200 p
in and 630 p m and 830 pm
Pleas give this mutters your atten
tion and let us hear from you be
fore the next regular meeting of the
Council Noyember 6
Yours truly
City Attorney
Reply or Company
Lexington Kyi 06 f 26 l608
F H Haggard Esq City Attorney
I Winchester Ky
My Dear Sir I am in receipt pf
your favor of October 23rd and in
reply would say that your letter com
es as a surprise to us We have had
timetables printed showing the
l hours and time that trips are to be
made and if this time table is not
lived up to we certainly want to
know it It is our earnest de
sire to give the people of Winchester
the best possible service under the
I conditions and if you desire to have
us present at the next Council meet
ing we will be glad to come I have
asked Mr Hackett to confer with
you on this matter and if you and
Mi Hackett think it advisable for
our Superintendent Railways to
come up we will be glad to have him
do so In addition we wll send
some of our mechanical force up to
Winchester in the course of a few
days to make any necessary repairs
to car
Very truly yours
General Manager
Last Letter of Series
Winchester Ivy Oct 28 1908
Central Kentucky Traction Company
Lexington Kentucky
Gdntlemenr I am in receipt of
i your favor of the 26 with Qf1
to the street car service in this city
i in which you express your surprise
i at my statement that the service here
is very unsatisfactory In reply will
say that I want to express my sur
prise that your eompanv should put
on such rolling stock mid render such
service as this city has been getting
after entering into the contract that
you have with the city Under your
contract you were to have put two
new cars on service in this city some
thing like two years ago bufiristead
you have shipped old cars here and
they have been used giving us a
very bum service You say you will
send your mechanical force here to
mas necessary repairs it Twill be
uneeessary to do this for the old
cars are beyond repair and the neo
pIe have made un their mind not to
stand for the continued violation of
your contract in this manner We
want to impress upon you now that
the best thing > to do will be to send
new cars here for the service and I
hardly think it necessary for you to
appear before the Council until the
cars are on the service Under your
last arrangement with the Council
you were to make a round trip every
17 minutes between the hours of
6 30 a m and 930 p in 1 al
Yours truly
City Attorney
Shot Gun is Discharged by Unknown
PersonNo one Serious
ly Hurt C
Three colored children between
the ages of six and eight years were
accidentally shot yesterday after
noon in Mary Bells alley The chil =
dren were sitting down on a log in
the alley when some one in a vacant
lot in the rear of where they tivc r k
sitting fired a shot gun AV
Each received part of its contents
but neither is seriously hurt One of
them was shot in the face and the
other two were shot in the body
The police have been working on
the case ever since it happened but
are unable to find out who fired the
shot They are of 1lie opinion that
they were aceident liy < shot by some
boys who were = hoa tinge at bird iu
the neighborhood 1t
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Tsl An dowager empress of China is not only the most active power In
the empire but is undoubtedly the most potent female influence in the orient
In spite of her advanced age this remarkable woman is still the real authority
In the empire her song the reigning emperor being dominated by his strong
minded and capable mother
Fire Threatens One of Great Build
ings in CincinnatiMany
Are Injured
Special to The News
CNCINNATI 0 Oct 2 Abig
fire is threatening one of Cincinnatis
sky scrapers right in the heart of
city Eight girls have been injured
several seriously by jumping from
the windows to escape the flames in
the eleventh story of the Neave
building One fireman has also been
seriously injured The flames so far
have been confined to the sixth floor
1811 Voters Are Now on the Books
133 More Than Last
The total registration last year
was 1678 On the regular registra
tion day this year 1688 names were
recorded At the close of the sup
plemental registration Wednesday
evening 123 names were added mak
ing a total of 1811
The vote is divided as follows
Republicans V 895
Democrats f 877
All others 39
Total 1811
Entire Crew of Freight Steamer
Yarmouth Lost in English
Special to The News
LONDON Oct 29The freight
steamer Countess of Yarmouth
foundered ile crossing the English
channel last night Thecrew df
twenty three perished Most of the
bodies haVe been recovered
Miss Kate Boone of Lexington
but formrely of this city has ac
cepted a position as stenographer
with R G Elliott Grand Secretary
I 00 FI
The Impossible
Xohing CMI bp put as it were into
mu thu7 nlll
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Prominent Democrat and Republican
Figure on the Tenth Dis
A prominent Democrat of this city
has undertaken to get from most re
liable sources what the vote will be
jn eaclmjmmty c in the tenth Cqrigres
sionatfSlsfnct in the race Between
the Hon Amos Davis and the Hon
John W Langley for Congress The
report received by him shows that
the estimated majorities will be as
Clark v > 600
rnElliott 450
Floyd f 300
Knott J iJ 550
Menifee t > > i J 350
Montgomery 5t 150
Ifm 700
Powell a l n Tt 80
Wolfe F vl 300
Total 1 U348o
Langley < I
Magoffin 4 1 450
Martin CUv to 0 V 550
Lee v 1250
Breathitfc 150
Pike VV > i > 7i I 500
Johnson 1000
Estill > v U 400
Total l 3300
Republican Estimate
The News asked a leading Repub
Bean also to furnish an estimate of
the result as seen from the Republi
can aide It is as follows
Clark 600
Elliott i 500
Floyd 250
Knott l i 500
d 250
Morgan r 700
Powell < 50
Wolfe 250
1 0
Total v 3200
r Langley
Magoffin 7 600
Martin S 700
Lee t 350
Breatbitt 7 jjJi 200
Pike1rftf 900
Johnson r 1J50
Estill 1 i l 450
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J rfttal 4350
Hon Edwin Smith of Nova Scotia
who 4was to lecture at tfie Court
House Wednesday night under the
auspices of the local society of the
WOC TEl failed to amve The
iscraes of lectures tha t4e is to give
1 was toy begin Wednesday night but
he has not arrived and just when he
iril I arr rye is not known r
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David B Hill Presents Candidate to
Audience Thinks Change
Due 1
Albany N Y Oct 29 + The feature
of William Jennings Bry airs tour up
state was the appearance on the plat
form here of Former United States
Senator David B Hill It was the
first time in several years that Mr
Hill had attended such a gathering
so that when he stepped forward as
chairman to introduce Democracys
leader the great crowd which packed
the hall where the meeting was held
rose and wildly cheered I
Although not connected with poll
tics said Mr Kill I reiterate that
I am heartily in favor of the election
of the Democratic national and state
tickets I am not so partisan how
ever that I would support the party
whether right or wrong but permit
me to say that I suppor the national
ticket in this campaign because in
my judgment our presidential candi
date who honors us with his pres
ence Is absolutely right upon every
contested question in this campaign
I am for him because I sincerely be
lieve the best interests of the coun
try will be subserved by his election
It Is time for a change in the admin
istration of the government a change
of measures and of men Our candi
date owes the nomination not to any
one man or any set of m Iibut only
the people themselves If elected he
will be the president himself and not
a dummy for any man He will not
be led around with a string like a
great big caged bear
The Democratic candidate received
an ovation as he rose to speak He
was cheered to the echo and the
large audience reluctantly obeyed his
gesture to them to become quiet He
expressed his appreciation of the cor
dial welcome he had received in the
capital of ournations greatest state
and replied to Mr Hill by saying
I appreciate the more than gene
ous words employed by Senator Hill
in presenting me to you Qne < F the
pleasures of this campafgnis < 3he e1e
ment that manifests itself in the
Democratic party As the candidate
for president I have behind me a
united Democracy and in front of me
a scared Republican party He de
clared that the Democratic party was
full of fight while the Republican par
ty was full of fright I believe he
continued that we are going to win
a great victory and my friends I am
glad that Senator Hill the hero of so
many battlefields is fighting by my
side prepared to share with me the
joys of a Democratic triumph THis
victory would be Incomplete If It
were a sectional victory But I be
lieve that this victory is going to be
won by the cooperation of theeast
and the west the north and the
south and that it will cement the
Democratic party as a fighting force
In the course of the day Mr Bryan
made speeches at Hastingsonthe
Hudson Tarrytown Ossining Peeks
kill Cold Springs Ffebkill Pough
keepsie Rhinecliff Hudson Rensse
laer Schenectady and Troy Every
where along the line of travel im
mense crowds turned out in the rain
to hear him He frequently left the
train to make speeches His recep
tion at Schenectady was notable Two
of his three speeches were made in
the open to employes of the locomo
tive works and the General Electric
company who notwithstanding the
drenching they got stayed through
out his speech often interrupting it
with cheers of approval He told
them the tide was fast turning with
the Democratic party and that re
ports from all over the country indi
cated a big Democratic victory
Decapitated by Hot Wire
Cleveland 0 Oct 29Erick Els
was decapitated at the American
Steel and Wire company mills Els
was a wiredrawer While drawing
the redhot wire It broke The end
struck him about the neck and the
wire released from tension suddenly
coiled about his neck His neck was
burned through in a few seconds by
i the hot wire completely severing his
j head from his body
Jubilee Service Ends Convention
Denver Colo Oct 29Tae thirty
fifth annual convention of the Nation
al Womans Christian Temperance
union came to an end with a general
Jubilee in which all the states repre
sented took part by reporting the
great gains in membership made dur
ing the year It was announced that
a gain ox 20000 In membership had
been made
Fort Keogh Abandoned
St Paul Oct 290rrles for the j
final abandonment by the military
authorities of Fort K eo h Montana
were issued by General Edgerly
I commander of the department of Dakota
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0Fair Tonight Friday Con r
r tinued HeavyFrosts
= Frosts Tonight j
Crowd Cheers For Nineteen Minutes Y
Thousands in the t
New York Oct 29The Republi
can campaign in New York city
reached its climax when William H
Taft presidential candidate and
Charles E Hughes candidate for gov
ernor spoke from the same platform
at Madison Square Garden to an audi
ence that filled the enormous amphi
theater Their appearance at Madi
son Square Garden came at the end
of a day which from a political view
point was most remarkable During
the day Mr Taft spoke at 14 meet
ings and Governor Hughes spoke 15
times Then while the Madison
Square meeting was in progress a
giant parade was wending its way In
a downpour of rain down through the
heart of the city These were only
the main features of the day
Hours before the doors of the garr
den were thrown open long lines of
ticket holders had formed There is
no other structure in New York
which can hold such a big audience
as Madison Square Garden but It
soon became apparent to the police
that it would not have space enough
for the hundreds gathered outside
At 7 oclock a heavy rain set In
and it was thought the crowd would
dwindle but this was a mistake The
treets for blocks around were alive
with umbrellas and few persons de
serted the waiting throngs Excel
lent police regulations prevented any
unseemly crowding when the doors l
were opened shortly after the rain
began to fall By 8 oclock the police
had to bar all except reserved seat
ticket holdersl
While waiting for the arrival of
Judge Taft speeches were made by Ii
General Porter chairman of the
meeting Senator Lodge Secretary
Straus and Governor Hughes
The Republican presidential candi
date reached the garden at 1102 and t
instantly the audience was on its feet
cheering The band played the Star
Spangled Banner and hundreds of
flags waved At the end of 10 min
utes the cheering changed to shouts
of Taft Taft Big Bill Taft A
corps of ushers entered the hall from
under the platform bearing huge por
traits of Taft Sherman ana Hughes
At the expiration of 15 minutes the
band began playing What you goin
to do when the rent comes round
but the shouting of Taft Taft Big
Bill Taft drowned the music At
the end of 19 minutes of tumult Gen >
eral Porter made himself heard and F
Introduced Judge Taft
Two Servants Die by Poison
Oklahoma City Okla Oct 29 < f
Death by poison of two servants In i
the home of the Rev Carter Helm
Jones pastor of the Baptist church t
here and formerly of Louisville Ky
has started an Investigation to deter l
mine whether the poison was meant r
for the minister by persons in Lynch
burg Va who objected to his mar
riage to a woman of the Methodist
church Dr Jones says he does not
believe the poison was meant for him f
Edward and Laura Davis servants in J
the household of Dr Jones were
found dead Beside them was found
blackberry brandy The brandy had
been brought by Dr Jones family
from Virginia
For Sane Celebrations
Chicago Oct 29 Incorporation
papers for the Sane Fourth associa
tion were asked for by Marquis EaL
ton president of the Hamilton club
and other citizens of Chicago Ther
objects of the new organization it is k
stated are to aid in the enforcement r
of all laws designed to reduce they
number of accidents incident to prfift
ent methods of celebration to give
organized expression to sentiment in
favor of a safe and sane Fourth of
July fad to endeavor to secure such
a type of celebration as shall best 5
promote true patriotism
Mathewson Oh the Stump
New York Oct 29Christy Ma 1
thewson the famous pitcher of the
New York National league team was
one of the speakers at a Democratic t
mass meeting in the Twentythird as
sembly district John J hays win
ner of the Marathon race at London J
and a number of other members of
the American Olympic team occupied °
seats on the platform l
Russian Duma Convenes h
St Petersburg Oct 29rhe au
tumn session of the third Russian
duma was opened here The fact that
this is the first time a Russian parlia
ment has come to its second session
gives much satisfaction and raises
the hope that the present duma will
be of far greater service to the ooun
try than was either the first or t1f
seconds it

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