THE ; M AD ISO N I AN
ENJOYED BY TWENTY THOUSAND
. " FARMERS AND POLI- -
: ' . - .- T1CIANS.
HOTliD KENTUOKIAHS PRESENT
Biggest Thing in the Way of .' Party
That Was Ever Been Held in. Ken
tucky State Officials Present.
.Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Lexington, ' Ky. Johnson N. Cam
den's "farmers' barbecue" at Spring
Hill farm, near Versailles, was a big
success. It was quite the biggest thing
In the way of a party ever given by
any one man in the Blue Grass region.
In not in all of Kentucky. The,' day
was ideal for an out-of-door entertain
ment, and there were present fully 20,
000 .persons, according to the computa-
tien made by Will Dudley, Carlisle to
bacco expert, who has had wide ex
perience in arranging barbecues .and
who served as the general supervisor;
by Sam Nuckols, the Woodford county
real -estate man, who had charge of the
serving tents ; by Gus Jaubert, veteran
Lexington burgoo maker, and by N. D.
Lawrence, of" Lexington, who " had
charge of the roasted mutton and .beef.
All of these said they believed there
were more than 20,000 visitors. -. Pro
vision for feeding that number of per
sons had -been made. -
State Officials Present. i
It was a most representative gather
ing of the solid people of the -commonwealth.
Governor James B. Mc
Creary and Lieutenant Governor Ed
ward .J. McDerinott were there, ' as
-were State Auditor Henry M. Bos
worth, State Commissioner of Agricul
ture, J. W. Newman and virtually, all
of the heads ot departments in tire
official family at Frankfort. The city
of Versailles, under a proclamation
by Mayor Harry C. Taylor, was "closed
up tight" from 10 a. m. until 4 p. m.,
and everybody 3n compliment to Mr.
Camden attended the barbecue. '
The crowd journeyed to and from
. Spring . Hill Farm In automobiles, in
horse-drawn vehicles and by- trolly
cars, which ran from Versailles to the
. gate of the great woodland facing the
Camden residence, which occupies the
center of the '3,500 acres of excellent
- land, embraced in. the magnificent
; Spring Hill farm"."' There were packed
on the : crest "of a hill at the left of
the roadway, wnich runs through the
' woodland pastures, 1,000 automobiles,
, and. in a space beyond the automobiles
were hitched in-the shade of magnifi
cent trees upward of 500 horses, some
of which had been ridden, but the ma
jority cf which "had drawn vehicles of
various types. .
To the north 'of. these speaking
places was the "feeding ground." Un
der one huge circular tent were 100
large tables laden with barbecued-mutton
and beef and other edibles. In
another circular tent a few.feet to the
north was the tasty burgoo." The
beverage of the -day was iced spring
"'Mr. - Camden' opened the speeches
with the following, speaking first from
the south stand and then from the
"My friends, 1 give you one and all
a most hearty welcome. I am truly de
lighted to have you here. 1 hope you
, will allow me to tell you briefly what
was in my mind -when I decided " to
-have this barbecue.- '
-"Always, in thinking of Kentucky, I
have a great, spiring vision. I have
been in most of the states of the
Union, and have traveled in many
lands, but I have never beheld a state
or empire that "has such material pos
sibilities, variety! soil, diversity ot
products and other blessings as our
own "beloved state Old Kentucky.
"Will Lead in Ten Years.
'"In ten years'- time she will lead
" every state in the Union in the produc
tion of coal, and, w"hat is more, as time
goes on she will increase the lead and
holdit,' for: she has a greater deposit
cf . high-grade, coal than either Penn-
sylvania . or- West -"Virginia. : ;
"It can also - be- truly said of Ken
tucky, as of almost no, other country,
. : ihat. ifiwe were. . absolutely " isolated
: from the Test of the world, .we-- hare
within ourselves -everything necessary
' for the - development ; of a most ad-
- vaneed and. prosperous -.- civilization.
We have 3ri. abundance the raw ma-
. terials, iron, coolting -eoal, timber, flra
and porcelain .clays, phosphate.de-
- posits, oil, gas and an. endless -variety
: of mineral wealth, a most varied soilj
- grazing 1-ands and a beneficent climate.
."What 1 wisn to raw ' attention . to
' and to "emphasize4 is the well recog
nized fact that la mining anl manu-
I factoring ' and -all productive enter
prises the basic form of wealth Is in
itself only about 0 per cent the prob-
- lem solved. The other 50 per cent Is
In organization, which really ' means
: co-operation. Granting that air soil
ORDER OF AMERICAN MECHANICS.
.., . Jackson,. Ky. The State Council of
-the Junior Order, of the United Amer
ican Mechanics'- will meet in Jackson
for a three-day "session, beginning September"-?
2."--V Kye. - hundred yisiting
. Juniors t re expected. - The new Hotel
Jefferson costing t nearly . $100,000,
will be headquarters 'for the delegates.
"Arrangements have- been maAeiio
decorate bussiness houses and public
buildings. The opening exercises will
to? fcgJCl in the COarthouse. - "
Birt)sey View of Cincinnati's New Skyline, taken from Suspension Bridge
. - -'on the Ohio River Froiit. r li. r i:
-R'oiild grade No. 1 in fertility which
in many cases it will not do, though ny
intelligent and industrious methods it
can be made to as . we . now stand,
with our perfect system "ot soil educa
tion," organization and co-operation, we
farmers are realizing but half jpf what
we are entitled to from our farms.
Points To Individualism.
-With . ns the chief obstacle to or
ganization and co-operation, to my
mind, is the intense Individualism ' of
the Kentucklan. That spirit of self
reliance, Indomitable will and courage
to. stand alone and all sufficient, which
has made him the greatest pioneer the
worlfi has ever known, is, in a meas
ure, a detriment now and blocks. his
further progress and material develop
ment We are not living in the age of
the eoonsliin cap and long rifle barrel.
Our times are strenuously competitive
and the degree of our civilization Is
very complex. - '
"We must establish ' team work
among ourselves, we must trust one
another, if we are to prosper as a peo
ple and advance the solidarity of Ken
I have unbounded faith in the future
of Kentucky and in the ability of Ken
tucklans to do' things when their at
tention and interests are centered
upon those things.
. The intellectual treat, in addition to
the address of Mr. Camden was pro
vided by the following speakers:
. South Platform. ' ' -
Judge Barker, President University
of- Kentucky, presiding; Dr. Fred
Mutchler, Washington, D. C, Chief in
Charge of Demonstration Work in
Kentucky Subject, "Boys' and Girls'
Demonstration Work;" James C. Cald
well, President First National Bank,
Lakefield, Minn., Minnesota member
of; American Commission to . Study
Agriculture Cooperation and Rural Fi
nanceSubject, "The. Farmer and His
Finances;" J. W. Newman, Commis
.sioner of Agriculture of Kentucky-r
Subject, "State Aid;" Prof. C. G. Hop
kins, University of Illinois Subject,
"Soil Conservation." Prof. Charles
Brand, Washington, D. C, Assistant In
Charge Bureau of Marketing Subject,
"Co-operative Farm Marketing;" Prof.
T. L. Haecker, Chief of the Dairy
School University of Minnesota Sub
ject, "What Co-operation Has done for
the Dairy Industry in Minnesota."
North Platform. .
Prof. H. H. Cherry, President State
Normal School, Western District, pre
siding, R. L. Barnett, Secretary and
Treasurer of Kentucky Division of
Farmers Educational " Co-operative
Union of America Subject,, "Farmers'
Union;" Prof. T. 3". Costes, State Su
pervisor of Rural Schools Subject,
"The-; Farmer and. the .Country
School;" E. M. Tousley of Minnesota,
editor of "Co-operation" and Secretary
of Right "Relationship League Sub
ject, "Co-operation;" Prof. J. H.'Kas
tle, Director Experiment Station, Ken
tuckySubject, "Why the Farmer
Should be a Chemist;" John S. Sin
clair, A. B.v L. L. B. Subject, "What
Co-operative Marketing Has Done for
the Old World." - -
LOCAL OPTION ELECTION.
Scmerset Will Vote on the Proposition
' " ; V r September 29th.
Somerset, Ky. County Judge R. C.
Taylor has entered an . order , calling, a
local option election to be. held in the
city of Somerset cn September 29. The
petition presented asking that the elec
tion h& called contained, more than
100 names in excess of the required
number. At present there are about a
dozen , saloons inoperation here, but
their licenses will expire December 31.
The fight will be a;hard one. . It has
been the history of local option fights
la Somerset that the city votes "dry"
when the. .vote is, taken while saloons
are running,' and vote "wet" when the
vote is taken during the "dry" regime.
The attempts- to have an election gall
ed In Pulaski county as a whole" failed
because of the wlthdra wal of ! "names
from some one or another ' precinct
each time which would reduce thk pe
titions elow the requisite 'number.
FOREST WARDENS SELECTED.
Frankfort, Ky. Two State Forest
Wardens, James Buford, of this city;
and John LV Smith, of Eddyville, have
been employed by the State" Forestry
Commission." The wardens assume
their duties September t with a sal lry
of $900 a. year each'and traveling cx
penses. It will ; be' the duty of the
wardens to' organize local patrbiV the
patrols to receive $2 a, day Iromfhe
middle pf September to the mid.ile of
December,. 'that being tfie usual time
pr the tQTttt Ares in this state.
REPORT SHOWS KENTUCKY IS
MAKING GREAT EDUCATIONAL
Percentage of School Attendance Al
most Doubled During the Years
1911 and 1912.
Frankfort, Ky. Figures, compiled
for the biennial' report of the Depart
ment of Education show the advance
ment of Kentucky Bchools In the last
four years. The statistics embrace a
comparison between the school years
cf 1909 and 1911-1912. The scholastic
census, embracing white youths be
tween the ages of 6 and 20, in 1909-10,
was 528,012; for 1911-12 It was 527,b.
This falling; off in the enumeration, ac-
counted for by inaccuracies and dup
lications In 1809-10, , was accompanied
by a remarkable increase in the enr.ll-l0f
ment ana a sun more remaricaDie in-
urease in the average daily attendance, j
In 1909-10 the enrollment was 385,410.
The next year it jumped to 413,094,
white the average daily attendance,
the true test of the schools, went from I
15o,323 In 1909-10 to 229,631 in 1911-12.
The percentage of attendance almost
doubled In 1911-12, being 43.55, com-
pared to 29.41 in 1909-10. Considering
the fact that the scholastic census
takes In youths of 20 years, nearly 50
per cent of the enrollment is account-
ed a good showing, especially when
the attendance Increased more than 50
per cent from one school; year to an-
The number not enrolled, in 1909-10 j
was 142,597. In 1911-12 it was 114,242.
The department Is anxious for a lawi
reducing the maximum school' age .to
17 or 18 years, as the present maxi-
mum does the state an injustice In
statistical reports. ,
ELKS HOLD ELECTION
Fred O. Neutzel, of Louisville,-Made
- President of Kentucky Asso-
Covington,' Ky. Fred O. Nuetzel, of
Louisville, - was elected president of
the Kentucky Elks' State Association,
The other officers elected are as fol -
lews: F U. Harris, Fulton, first vice -
piesident; William - Wallbrecht, Mid-
dlesboro, second vice president; L. E.
Lavessor, Covington, third vice-president;
Dr. M. O'Bryan, Owensboro, sec
retary; H. E. PoguerMaysville, treas-
urer. Executive Committee: . G. L.
Roberts, Frankfort, and H. Fr Schafer,
Newport, - three-year . term ; M. G.
Shine, Covington, two-year term. The
convention decided to hold the next
meeting &z Georgetown the second
Tuesday in June. There are twenty
seven .lodges in Kentucky, and eigh
teen were represented.
THREATENED TO HANG HIM.
Maysvllle,- Ky. Millard .Mastin, 21
years old, cf ML Olivet, Ky., . was
brought here and lodged m jail for
safekeeping following the killing of
William Dayton, 40 -years old, a far
mer, of Robertson county.: alleged
leader of a mob which sought Mastln's
life. Mastin was tried recentlv on a
charge of abusing his sister, who is in
a deleciate condition. At the trial the
girl txonerated her brother and named
another man as Responsible for her
condition. Martin says the jury's ver-
diet of acquittal displeased Dayton and
about 25 other men, who,, he alleges;
came armed to his home and threat-
ened to hang him.
NEW BANK FOR LOUISVILLE.
Frankfort, Ky. Articles of incor
poration of the United Fank and Trust
Co., 'of Louisville, were filed here with
the Secretary of State. The bank has
$250,000 capital- stock, and the incor-
porators are Clarence Lebus and G. C. purchaser. .The News is i the oldest
Patrick, of "Lexington; 1 Edward C. paper in Bell county, havijig been es
O'Rearof Frankfortr QL. Biillenger. tablished bv Tom Arnold In 1RR9. Tho
T. P. Satterwhite, Clarence Dellennd
u.ucio ui .uuuiBYilie.
GEORGE G. SPEER OFFICER OF
STATE FAIR. tT
: Louisville, Ky. The announcement
oi me selection or George G Speer,
Democratic candidate for State Sena
tor, as treasurer of the State Fair for
1913 has been made bv firrpfaw n0rt
of th(?., State Fair Board, in a circular
recently sent .out The electiiDn took
place' some tfmp am ' w
nouneement' vas withnpM"iif t. -'Rn
iarvicepresldent of the PeopIe'B Bank;
and one pf the beft known .tnen ;ia
REOPENED WITH THE KILLING
OF GREENBERRY COMBS
. AT JACKSON.
Widow of Ed Callahan With Her Broth-
er ..Placed Under Arrest in Connec-
. tion With the Crime. .
Winchester, -Ky. Mrs. Tymanda Cal
lahan, widow cf former Sheriff Ed Cal
lahan, was arrested with her brother
Leonard Deaton, following the killing
of Greenberry Combs In Breathitt
county, and both were taken to Jacfc
son. . . " ' '
Bob Deaton, one of the defendants
In tho Callahan case, confirmed the re
port . - of - the - killing of Greenberry
Combs on .Long's Creek, in Breathitt
county. He. stated he had received a
card from his sister which said that a
MclntOBh had shot Combs to death In
the presence of Mrs. Tymanda Calla
han, widow of Ed -Callahan, and her
brother, Leonard Deaton. - - ',
A telephone talk with Mrs. Lillian
Gross, of Buckhorn, also confirmed the
report of the killing, bc;t Mrs. Gross
stated that the killing wasdone by one
of the Mclnioshes, and that Mrs. Cal
lahan and her brother were about 200
yards from the scene. Mcintosh es
caped and has not been captured. It
is not known how the trouble came up,
as. according to Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Cal
lahan and her brother were not close
enough to the two men, to hear what
passed between them before the kill
MORGAN'S MEN WILL MEET.
Olympian Springs Will be Scene cf
Reunion of Veterans this Year
September 3d. and 4th.
Lexington. Ky. The annual meetins
Morgan's will be lield at Olym
Djan Sorines on -Seotember 3 and 4.
and preparations have been completed
for the big event It is expected thai
at ieat two hundred veterans of the
command and probably more will be
in attendance, as everyone who ha
been seen has indicated that he will
attend the meeting. The entire South
i8 expected to be represented by dele-
gates and the old soldiers will be given
a cordial reception.- Colonel R. C. Mor
gan, of this city, has received a letter
from General Basil W. Duke, who
thinks he will be able to attend, the
Special rate3 will be in effect on the
railroads, coins: into effect on Seotem
ber 2 and. continuing until September
10. The, co-operation of the press of
the state has been asked in giving
publicitF to the big meeting and the
j meeting will be open to the general
public as well as to the veterans.
HISTORIC ESTATE SOLD.
Property Once Belonged to the Niece
' , ' of Jefferson Davis.
New Haven, Ky. Artie Cumminga
has purchased of Mrs. Mansell White,
of New Orleans, her residence, known
as Sugar Grove, and adjoining farm
situated about six miles east of this
j place, f or . $20,000. The residence was
1 the home of the late E. L. Miles, and
is one of the handsomest in Centra!
Kentucky. Mr. Miles' wife, , Anna
Bradford Miles, was a niece of Jeffer
"This old homestead, which has been
in the. family for several generations,
has often been the scene of many no-
ORGANIZERS NAMED FOR
Frankfort, Ky. The Stite Forestry
Commission has appointed James Bu
ford,. of Frankfort, to take charge ol
the organization of a force of fire war-
J dena in Eastern Kentucky, and John L.
Smith, of Eddyville, to or?anize them
in Western Kentucky. . The appolnt-
j ment takes effect September 1
OLDHAM COUNTY WOMAN CELE-
BRATES 90th. BIRTHDAY.
' : ..
. LaGrange, Ky. Mrs. : Amanda Var-
ble celebrated, her ninetieth annlver
sary at the home of her daughter,. Mrs
Mary Rlbey where she has resided for
i Af ty-nine years, August 1:?. She has
Iour so118 ne daughter living, and
aU were present. She has twenty-five
OLDEST MIDDLESBORO PAPER IS
. Middlesboro, Ky. The News-Record
was sold at receiver's sale for. $2,000.
John M. Miller, president of the fMH.
zens' Bank and Trust Co.. was th
last owner 'before it was consolidated
with the Rprnrrt wna rnrfK rarr,U
Y. M. C. A. BUILDING REPAIRED.
Frankfort, Ky, The Frankfort -Y. M.
C. A.' building, which was closed after
gapaJn the walls appeared last spring,
following . a weakening of its founda
tion by floods in the-Kentucky river,
will be completely restored, and open
ed for use by the association members
before the end of the year;; A Louis
ville contracting firm has undertaken,
the work. of rehabilitation and posted
a 4piaranty ; of $15,000 tofmake the
foundation permanently ssle. Work
will be commenced in a few days.
. For Labor Day.
Very soon, now the long vacation
will be over, "as" Labor day ends our
fun," as the small daughter said when
her mother cruelly reminded her. of
the approach, of school days. And if
t had not been for the selfsame small
daughter you would not have had
these, suggestions for what I am sure
will be a novel "shower." As usual, it
was "Polly" who thought and planned
it all and I am merely telling you
what she told me will take place in
the home a week from tomorrow
where the small daughter fives,.
To make the day after Labor day
more bearable to this child, who is
fond o.f knowledge, but not fond cf
school, the members of her family and
a few intimate friends who know and
love the wee maid have" planned a
school "shower." Here are some, of
the gifts to be presented in all sorts of
unusual ways. A very ' pretty little
alarm clock is to be slipped into her
room after she goes to sleep on La
bor day night, set at 6:30. This is
shower number one and Is to be ac
companied by a funny note, saying how
the clock wishes to be a helper and
must be wound up every night in or
der to start her right each, morning.
Then at the breakfast table she will
find a new utility box containing all
sorts of necessaries In way of rubber
bands, erasers and delightful surprise
pencils which, come in all sorts of fas
cinating shapes anything In shape of
a spade, a wee gun or a pistol may
turn out to be a pencil. On the bnck
of her chair will be new book straps,
also" a bag for her books marked with
her initials. A new bag for "jacks'
and . cunning little watering pot.
which will turn out to be an ink bot
tle, will he found among the 'par
cels. Now that sewing is taught,
"Polly" said she had found just the
right kind of a bag with a basket bc-t
torn which contained all the necessary
sewing accessories done in the sweet
Indian grass and'thst was to be her
contribution. ' .".
Now I certainly have told you
enough," so that each, mother may en
large or curtail the ideas according
to her needs, but all of you who have
small daughters or sons may plan
some sort of shower to make a more
festive day of school.
- Outing Party.
Thl3 last week of our summer play
time is filled with all sorts of pleasant
farewell parties, jiot the least of which
is the "sunbonnet and straw hat" af
fair' arranged by a seaside hostess.
The srirls are asked to - wear wash
frocks, and the "men outing suits;
when they arrive, dainty sunbonnets
of pink, blue and white will be. pre
sented to the girls and large straw
hats to the men, with, bands of pink,
blue and white. Each man is to find
a girl with the bonnet to match his
I OF Till IF AMD RI AP.K QATIW I
CHARMING Parisian hat of tulle with soft: crown of black saUn. JbVn
tulle. brim Is cleverly, quite invisibly, wired and at one side there is
.w Humer oi Diacit ana rea aaoies.
' Such frlll3 as that shown are extremely fashionable Just now. They
are to be found on nearly all the best millinery tuodels, and in many different
colors. - At the same time it must be admitted that those who show the
magpie tints are the more successful. , 5 t
The Parisiennes are once more in. love with black and white effects. They
have had an overdose of violent color schemes- . 7
Clusters of fruit are to be found on gome of the new-hats and toques,
very realistic strawberries, large bunches of: currants, etc. , I; do not thini
that fruit, even of the best kind, will ever takethe place of flowers on sum
mer hats, but a Jdttlf. change Is welcome.-Paria Correspondence of the Bos
uai uhxiu. , iuwb wi" we an EOrts Ot!--
ug at high tide, then supper at seven
and an Informal dance afterwards.
The Invitations said from "four tc
midnight." The favors are to be
symbolic of the eea. All sorts of
candy, boxes in shape of fish, lobster,
curbs, clams and shells. The ce-n'
terplece Is to be a miniature pond,
edged, with moss, sand, and a lot ot
little, sailboats floating about, liest ot
all one of the girls is to have her
engagement announced at this supper
n this way: One of the largest boats
s to have the names of the happv
pair on the side: "Tom and Delia,"
and the wafers to go with the iced
bouillon are ring shaped. "Life buoy"
wafers. The pond is, supposed to be
the "sea of matrimony." The place
cards are to be boat shaped with "lion
voyage" on the saiL The bonbons
are to be in shape of sea shells, deli
cately colored, pink and white, and the
ices are to be frozen ship shape with
sails bearing the names of the hon
ored twain. This affair will bring tht
parting of tie ways to a very happy
party of young people.
Of Interest to Travelers.
Do not carry silver toilet article.-1.
but use celluloid, as it is light, and
weight is a great factor when packing
either bag or trunk. There should
be a case for soap, tooth brush ani
salve boxes, and, of course, a comD
and brush, also clothes brush, button
hook and manicure things may be se
lected all of the same pattern and col
or. ' Where two or three are traveling
together it is rather better for each
one to choose a distinctive color, like
pink, blue or yellow. Manicure cases
are now so Bmall that all the imple
ments" may be found Inside the "buff
er," the top mmng on, revealing every
.1. I 1 1 TIT n 1 A .3
LUinK pa.CK.eU 111 ucaa iu a. yuu-wm
There are almost numberless articlec
to be selected In leather, including
drinking cup cases," umbrella straps
shawl straps, dress hanger cases con
taining either two or three forms
clocks of all sizes, medicine case?,
needle, thread and thimble cases and
the most stunning work bags, linec
A folding umbrella is indispensable
and it will fit In even a small suit
case not much larger than a man car
ries his cigars in, and I suppose a
cigarette case would not be amiss, foi
so ma"ny are "doing it" now. "Doing
what?" I hear the chaperon ask, an
I calmly say, "Smoking." After all
it is only a matter of custom and en
vironment, for a lately returned trav
eler from South America who return
ed by way of England, says he saw
more women smoking than not.
An individual "mess" set will not
come amiBs, containing a folding
spoon,- knife and fork, and there are
some new cases for lavender ealts
that have a silver top. There are sev
eral sizes. -Small flasks and thermos
bottles may be included in the leather
gifts, also the cases filled with pow
der leaves, and in the more epensive
articles will be found the binoculars,
which add much v to both ocean and
mountain travel. A pocket flashlight
costing only a dollar is not to be de
spised, for one never can tell when
it may be a" comfort, and it is well
to be prepared for any emergency.
For a Gloomy Piazza.
A dark piazza may be much relieved
by the use of willow chairs in their
natural state, with cushions of bright
crimson... The bright red cushion in
the white or green enameled chair Is
also very inviting and cheering.
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