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THE CENTRAL RECORD.
' tWENTY EIGHTH YEAR LANCASTER. KY., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 2. 1917. NUMBER 13. 3BE1I: ME 3 BFIE 3E Special Prices For Ten Days on BUGGES Wagons, ETC. Conn Brothers. LIVE AND LET LIVE FOLKS. vgi nir E3 tl ,T0 THE PEOPLE OP MY NATIVE COUNTY. tins hU fortune invested In stocks of corporation, londs. mortgages, securi ties, and not-s, fioin paving county. school and town taxes of every kind whatsoever, although he gets all the benefit, liurrard county lojcs iif revenue nlone liy this dill $1,400, which an increased assessment of real estate. Kor the above reasona 1 voted nKtriAl the bill. "With chnrity towards allnnd malice toward none" I clese my campaign, confident that my people will stand by mi on Saturday next und that ictory will he ours and that llarrard will have thu lion r of furnishing ne district of ficer jut as her neighbor. Iloyle. Lincoln and Caney are doing at the present time. Moit respectfully, if. Cl.AY KAUITMAN. The residence, of W. 11. Maon which ' Bold Intt Saturday at public auction brought the KUin of $10,100. There was a good crowd and bidding waa spirited. GOOD NEETING Kev. C. Iuri. of Crab Orchard ia stilt preaching tu good audiences at I'leasant lirnve where a aeries of meet inga began last Saturday evening. The meeting will continue throughout the week and nerhaps until the middle of next week. In virious panera of the district will lm rnitn.i mii ineuneinmeraui mana oi i i , i.. Mr Mnimi icon only be raised by AOnil fll'H FriiltlllV. I" "H" i seeks to attnek me. I am not greatly surprised in-cause I have noticed that when it man in running abend In npoliti cal race that he ia always the subject of just such attacks ns these No one over attacks the fellow in the rear. 1 have livid In Uarrard County all my life, therefore my personal character is known to all of you. 1 therefore treat that part of his piece with eon tempt, especially so when the moral nniu.1 In fliitt t. ..' n ti I niltlll' I never In my life, in my nice, or in another, guve to it llonter. whiskey "ur money, ,-g. As to the part about pleading limitu lion in n suit I plead it because my cli ent claimed he had paid the debt once and asked me to plead same. I was taught when studying law to be true to my clients and to give them the benefit ot every defense that I he law affords; this I have done in the past and expect to so continue, be the amount involved $1.75 or 110,000.00. Mr Mount to the contrary notwithstanding Personally I was never sued for any arount. As to my record In the Legislature this is known to all of you through your local papeN You know that I voted j for all temperance measures that camel before that body including the submis sion of the State Wide Amendment. 1 aaKwn keeper tor there was no sucn Tim i...r !. i.... i.. I ....... .. II uriuii; uiui uuuy wiiui- prrtr. If ho rfirti to the hi I In in olucel nn nasseil for the iiuriwwt of - Asulintt atwtmr.ts tUtt Intl. mtnl'tltt ills I'ort. I voted for ever single one of tiiese bills and nt Covernor Stanleys personal solicitation I inlluenced six out cf seven members that lie usked mu to vote for them. As to the insinuation uaout any nroiHisitioii being irade tu 4 by Mr Keeiiou, want to say that1 11 did not nt any time nor any one else I c r olTcr or furnish ino money or make. ' n' j kind of u proposition tu me about, yr.ace. 1 did not see him when bo iii other friends were in l-nncas- ,leart fu" ,,f love nl sympathy for tei I have never made it single prom-, tllosu w,l nrt,st K" 'u front has ise about what I would do if elected to ""' ross lor worK. lliey the ;senato and do not expect to make , liave "Kiit him to knit "wash rags", any except those promises that I made which he is now knitting with the pre in my public speeches and written ' ci,,on nnu" dexterity of the society belle. declarations. I expect to go there, if i 11 s'eins if a small boy is not willing at all. just us 1 went before, not tied lo ,lllY wllcl "ere Is so much to bo t,o any one, with one purpose to do all done, all could find work to do and do the good for our atutu that I can. lie I '' and othem (tomo from luljolnmg coun ties) would try to make tlio impression tliut I fought the present statu udiiiin- istratiou while mnember of the last) The fourth and last uartirly meet legislaturu this IllteViso is untrue. On!R for this Conference year will be the other hand I usslsted by my vote , u,,l t ti10 Methodist Church Saturday und whut little inlluenco I hud. to pass j i,it!tt und Sunday. Tho Presiding . . ' . V r.iuer, uev. j. ii. urcer win preucli duccd und passed ouo of them mytelf , Saturday night, the service beeinnlnff litis f it l . . . . . " " SELLS MORE HOGS. Mr Virgil (lastineau, the champion hog raiser of the county, sold ";i mce ones to Mr Alex Dotv that averaged 'Ml pound, for 15 cents n iiund. Mr Castineau litis sold nearly $1,01)0 worth of hogs this year from his farm, from his own raising, TEACHERS INSTITUTE. The (lurranl County Teachers' In stitute will bo held in Lancaster, Aug-ustL'7-.ll. All teachers who hold cer- I tilicates or exwct to tuko the examina tion in September uie required to at i tend the full session of this Institute. Miss Jennie iiiggins, Supt. DOING HIS BIT. Ono ten vear old boy in town with n QUARTERLY MEETING. to wit:-Tlii Auti Trust Hill. I did voto uguinst tho new Tux Law, because Kirst;-The people in this county to a man that spoke to me about same ad vised and insisted that I voto uguinst i Conference. same and, it was no small number, Hubble, will among the number weru tho very best friends of tho statu administration: in principle fur it provides that tho farmer and owner of real estuto must pay state, county, school and town taxes while It exempts the man who at 7:110. After tho pi'e'uchmg Saturday night, the Quarterly Confeiencu will bo held. Kvery odicial member is urged to bo present lit the Quarterly Kev. U. V. I (oilmen, of preucli Sunday morning and assist in administering tho sacru ment of the Lord's Supper. Key. Orcer will preach again at night on Sunday at the union service which will be held at the Christian Church. Every body invited to attend theae services. V, U. l'ulmeter. I'astor. TO THE DEMO CRATIC VOTERS OP GARRARD COUNTY. On the 22ud day of March, l'J17, I caued to be published in the Central Itecord mi article which 1 pr-piired, giving rny reasuns In detail why 1 thought 1 deserved the support of the peoplg of this county in the race for County Judge ut tho coming primnry cltction. and I gave In detail h history of the affairs of the olllcc while- I oc cupied the position of County Judge of your County, and I think the reasons given by me in my former article were conclusive that 1 descrvu their support for ronomination for County Judr.e. On July 20. 1U17. the Centrnl Record contains an article from my opponent, Judgo Arnold, uddrested to the Demo cratic voters of the county, and I felt it my duty to myself and to the voters of this county, to make u brief reply to said article and to give them further facts and reasons why I think I deserve their support in thiselection. And at the start I wish to state emphatically that it has never been my purpose or desire to create ojiv dissension in our party or endanger the election of our nominee, My purpose liaa been ttf givo to th public the facts on which I claim the right to their support, and in order briefly to bring before the people these lucis, i wmi 10 siaie mat when I re tired from the otlice of County Judge, we had a bonded indebtcdnejs, incurred by iiopular vote for the purpose of erecting public roads, of which there was a balance due of $19,000, and we also had a general indebtedness of I2,000, instead of $15,000 as stilted in my former article. This maje n bond ed indebtedness and general indebted ness combined of 131.000. and ut the time that I went out of olTice there was due and owing by the sheriir to the county for general expenses the sum of about $5,000, of which my successor got the benefit, and deducting this sum of ?5,000. left the total indebtedness of $215,000. of which $19,000 was in road bonds und $7,000 of general indebted ness. The article recently published by my opponent shows that the bonded Indebt edness of thii county is now $30,000. Of thin amount $15,000 is still owing on the oiiginal roud bonded indebtedness und $15,000 for the building of the court house, und $20,000 of general in debtedness, making, as shown by the statement of my opionent himself, that the the county now owes, $50,000, Instead of $2;,000, as shown by the records at the time 1 retired from the office of County Judge, ur.d the article of my opponent makes it plain that the general indebtedness at this time of the county of Carrard is $20,000. What it will be by the first day of January next, he does not state, but intimates that it may be us much as $35,000, und thinks that the revenues coming in from general taxation will meet this indebtedness. The records show that on the llth day of February. 1317. they borrowed the sum of $10,000 for general indebtedness purposes. I wish also to repeat for the infor mation of the public, that during my term of ollice we built not less than fifteenlniles of new turnpike, and dur ing the term of ollice of my opponent not one mile of new turnpike has been built, and I wish ulsu to call the at tention of the voters to this important fact, that we did not huve a dollar of nid or assistance from the State of Kentucky while I was in the ollice o( County Judge, but that now the county of Carrard gets as mucii as $8,000 a year State Aid, which, with the $S,000 that the county of Carrurd would have to contribute to get this $8,000 from the Stute, would inuke $10,000 which they would have each year for road purposes, and 1 think I can state, as thu people know, that with the except ion of one roud in Carrard County, tho public roads in the county are ull out of fix und badly in need of repair, not withstanding this sum ot $S,000 a year given by the Stute to aid 4liu county in the building und repairing of public roads. Now, in conclusion, I wish again to cull the uttentioii of the voters of this county lo the fuct that during the time that Judge Arnold, my opponent, has occupied the responsible position of County Judge of Cnt.-urd County, lie lias never caused to bo published, us required by law, the statement of the financial matters of the county while ho has been in ollice, Tho stututu on tho subject is clear and explicit, and requires the County Court, through the County Judge, to publish each year a finunciul statement showing ull the revenue collected for the yeur and showing in detail what this revenue was f pent for. Tho purpose of this statute is not only to mako the County Judge and tho County Court do its duty, but to let the people know how their money has been handled, and al though Judge Arnold has occupied the responsible (wsition of County Judge of Garrard County, he ha not complied villi this law, nlthoiigh there is a pen alty attached to this law, as he well knows, for Ins failure to comply with it. I am Informed inn' h- hii been repeatedly callid on ii.' the cilizensnf ilia ciuntv to do his duly In this res pect and maki! thin publication, and has nlsc, in I am informed, been called on by the grand Jury to comply with this Inw, und yet up to this time he has failed to do so. Knowing, aa he 1 hound to know, this law, and having tnken the oaih of olIW to comply with the law fully, why in it that Judge Arnold has not nude this public state ment of the financial stutus of this county for each year, and if l.e had done so, the voters of the county would have known in detail the whole ronrce of revenue of the county and exactly how each dollar of their money was spent, and would have stopped u great deal oT the controversy, if not ull of it, on this subject between us. Can it be possible that Judge Arnold had some motive which he thought to his private advantage in his race in this matter, by his suppression of these facts and by his failure to comply with the law on this subject? We think these facts that we have given should bo considered by all the voters of this county, and after they have considered my record and Judge Arnold's record. they can then make up their minds as to who they think is most worthy of tlieir support for the Democratic nonv inatipn for the County Judge of Gar rani County. In conclusion I wish to state that I will deeply uipreciate any support nun i may get in this matter, and I hind myself, if nominated and elected, to fully and completely comply with the law in all respects and make you in the future, ns I have done in tho past, u faithful mil reliable ofiicial. Respectfully, A. D. FORD. TO THE DEMOCRATS OP GARRARD COUNTY. Ilefore you have selected your nomi nee for County Court Clerk which will bo on August itli. I would like for you to consider u few facts in regard to the three candidates before you act in this primary. 1 wish to say thnt there is n principle involved which is moie sacred than the emoluments of this of fice and that is rotation in ollice. It has been the history of all parties! in the past that where a few men or a few families try to hold the offices con tinuously that the party has gone down in defeat sooner or later and history will repeat itself in the tuture as it has in the past. I only make this state ment as a simple reminder because I am deeply interested in the success of my party. For more than twenty years I have etarietl in its mnnv vfMnrt.ua here-in the county and shared in its ' few defeats. I was born in the East Hryantsville precinct of Garrard county almost forty-two years ago and reared there, and have been actively engaged in farming all mv life have been con tented to pursue my chosen occupation und to support the Democratic party all these years my people have done the same thing for many years and none of us have ever asked for any ollice within tlm gift of the people. I feel that after so many years of ser vice and supjiort that we urn entitled to some recognition at the hands of tho party with which we liavu been pleased) to uiiiuaie uu inese years. .My oppon ents families have been fed from the public crib for tho last twenty years. They are still asking you tor your sup port und how long they will continue to I nsk you, God in his infinite wisdom I knows. Do you stand for Democracy or Autocracy? If you stand for Demo cracy come and join the forces and help me so you can truthfully bay that I have cust my vote for a man that came from u family that has never held or sought public ollice. I urn n poor man with family, huve been true and loyal to '.he Democratic party, nover having fulled to bupport its nominees ut all times and under ull circumstances. Do you think 1 am asking anything unjust or unreasonable when I usl; for your support? Knot, givo me this nomi nation and I promise to curry the ban ner to victory at tho coining November election and to fill the ollice soberly und industriously to the very beat of my ability and will extend ki.id und courteous treatment ts all witli whom 1 come in contact. I urn in the race to win and leel confident that If the vot ers of Garrard county will give this mntter their careful and thoughtful consideration that I will receive u de cisive majority on Saturday Aug. 4th. Very respectfully, JEl'THA ONSTOTT. Your account is past due I need the money and must insist on immediate settle meat If you owe me please call at once. Mrs Rella A. Francis. 1 12 We sell the as1 I AND I OLD HIOEOEY ons A full line of Hand Made Wagon Harness. HASELDEN BROS. wag M Lancaster, Kentucky ikiliMslrljS'rSJljlMi lHlJljjrSllil!i):gl, i VH Y GLEN LILY I take another because they say it is as good as ft & That is only to acknowledge GLEN LILY is ? the best. The only unbleached, unblended flour that you can buy in central Kentucky. $jj A Garrard County Product. VI Garrard Milling Co. Buggies, Wagons, Harness. I hav.e a complete line and can save you money. Call and see our goods and get our prices before buy ing. W. J. Romans