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ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT. VOL. XXXVI CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER II, 1911. 8 Pages No. 14 w r J '' CONGRESSMAN BEN JOHNSON HERE Greeted by Big Crowd at HardinsburgFlve Hun dred Democrats Follow Him, Anxious to Hear His Message--Cloverport Citizens Glad to See Him Irvington Gives Royal Reception. t POINTS OUT DUTY OF KENTUCKY'S MEN IN CAMPAIGN IIurdindburr was alive with peoplo Monday. A lurgo crowd from every section of the county got there early in the morning, some talking, some riding horse-back and others driving; many coming in on the morning train. It was the opening of Circuit Court, but the drawing card of the d3' was the political speaking. Ono of Breckinridge county's favor ito public servants and speakers was present. No man stands closer to the hearts of the voters of the Fourth Congressional District than f the Hon. lien Johnson, who arrived at the county seat at 1 o clock to F deliver his ringing address in the present campaign It was a sight i iL. 1- 1.! ..1 1. .L ! l i.l. f'.t,.. TT..1I i... 1 to see cnu peupiu rusiuiig uiiuugu luu rum iu mu vity nun iu uuur him. More than 500 voters clamored for seats. Col. Johnson was not in good trim physically. He was suffering from an attack of lumbago and could hardly rise from his seat with 'out help. Notwithstanding his infirmities, he launched his important message with force and logic, made it mighty clear that ho knew and felt what ho was saying. The cause of the great common people was i his cause, his business. Our only remedy, ho said, was a change in tho affairs of the State. lie pled for the right of the people as against the trusts and combines aided by the Republican party. His speech was listened to with deepest earnestness. Its sincer ity fell over tho crowd. His clear, consistent statement of facts re garding O'llear'p campaign and his dodgery of tho real issues, made on imnencjinn nn flio minrlc nf Ji-a linnrnrc Hinfr. pnnnnt. lin npocnrl Tin h put his life and vigor into his address that brought out tho enthusiasm of the Democrat? and made tho "Republicans" seek a hiding place. Col. Johnson's tribute to McCreary and the Democratic ticket was an appealing call and the boys in the trenches were stirred to action. lie also handed out a big slice of confidence, saying the state will give a big Democratic majority and tho Democrats never had a finer show to win. Col. Johnson and Col. Jim Stone, of Louisville, ," Were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joel sT'Oluverport they were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Babbagc. fr; His speech in this city was graciously received by a fair sized crowd of Democrats. Following is his speech delivered at Danville, Ky., and substantially the same as delivered ut Ilardinsburg: Danville. Ky. (Special.) A large crowd of Boyle county Democrats as sembled at the courthouse to hear the Hon. Ben Johnson make his first . speech in tho present political cam paign. In strong and ringing words he declared his unqualified support of tho Democratic ticket, and promised to speak in its behalf at wnatever point in the state the Democratic party should call upon him to do so. Mr. Johnson's speech in full is as follows: Ladies and Gentlemen: At tho out let I wish to assure you that I havo -m'ore, far more, than a passing inter est in tho wolfaro of Boyle county. Perhaps it is unknown to many of you, but it has always been a cher ished memory with mo, and one of yhich I am always proud, that this beautiful county of Boyle, with Its tortile soil and good citizenship, was first founded by my ancestors. They were among tho first to fight back "tlie Indian and make It possiblo for you to bo hero today. But a half mllo from where I now nd was Crow's fort, orccted by my teat-grandfather Crow. There my grandfather, Ben Crow, was born. Here, at the McConnell placo, a half Ii pane on mo ouier sine, my mouier ifras born. Then, hero, on tho Robert " Bvans placo, my grandmother was i .born. So, I know that you will be ltevo mo when I say that Boyle coun . , ty is dear to mo. In addition to that, : to a distinguished citizen of tho towi. 4 from which I como, you owe Boylo fHBOunty. Tho celebrated lawyer, Ben I'jliirdln, who was my father's first law ft" naftner, when he was at Tiarrods Owrg prosecuting Wilkinson, from k Mississippi, for having killed some r- men in tho old Gait house. In Louis- 11 vlllo fttlt Hint Hnrrarialitiri? nnil thnt 'I . ... .... . .. . n ....... ... tBortion t Mercer county had not l& treated htm fairly during that trial. mv. fflffean fin wnllcwl rtilt if Ibii nnnrK itnrr "."".r" r rrr: jmmuv ui iturrouHuurg uuer mm iriai, ,sald to somo of his frlonds: "I 'trill build a ton-rail fenco, stake and rider, around this town: out of this cnuntv I will make two." nnil lio did. It Through his owi efforts and tlioso of feU two distinguished sons-ln-low, ho .formed Boylo county, and by that act ; gave Kentucky Boylo and Morcor, two of tho best and greatest counties the whole stato of Kentucky. Upon being Introduced to this au- 'JdUuc a moment ago, It was said jj'afliat I was connected with George CulJer. Yes, Georgo Coulter's wife Bpy nrst cousin, jier motner anu OMHiier were sisters, i navo ai- ray wved Anna Coultor vory much itfl recently, I spent last night at borne, and I am not in us good r with her today as I was yes Pile while in Ilardinsburg. In terday for the reason that she insin ed all yesterday afternoon, pretty nearly all the night and this fcr-;-noon that her grandbabv waa Prettier than mine. I can not stand for that. Important Contest On. But now, fellow-citizens, no have on In Kentucky, and in earnest, a po litical contest. That political i'ght. in 'my judgment, was more motr.entou3 tho day it commenced than it is now, and I believe it will grow le3 and less so until tho 7th of November. Tho claim of sanctity made for the Republican candidate for governor with such a great flare and blowing of trumpets has exploded because of apparent insincerity upon his part. He was the man who was going to stop all tho drinking, and the cussing and the swearing; then I1.0 wa3 to bo elected governor of Kontuckj, and finally, like Klliah. translated to heaven. He Is most to good for this world. He is so good that everything around him seems bad; if It does no today, It will become so tomorrow. But what was bad to him tho flist day he started out, is worse now, and what was good then Is not quite so good now. Tho most Important Issue In this campaign, and that Issue mado by Judge 0'Rar, Is that national poll tics shall not bo discussed. Now will anybody tell mo where upon earth, from tho creation of .things to this good hour, In any stato, in any land or in any clime, has any man ever run for tho governorship of nny respect nblo community upon tho ono issue that you shall not discuss national politics? Ho started out to capture the whole stato upon tho lssuo of prohibition, with national politics barred. Ho doesn't call It prohibition, but he calls It tho county unit law, moaning of courso that ho Is In favor of car rying it to the point of where ho would burn down the distilleries, If necessary. Ho thought that was go ing to elect lilin, and that wns one of tho things which, In tho beginning of tho campaign, sounded so good to him. But, as tho canvass progressed, only a few wooks ago ho found thero were somo peoplo who entertained contrary opinions about that proposi tion. Then It developed that this man, bettor than his party which he asks to elect him, changed front, and whiskey was not so bad at last, and now you have him, day aftor day, in Bpeech after speech, getting away from tho proposition that whiskey Is tho worst thing on oaith - He now admits that he hlmsolf Is not a teototalor; that ho takes u drlflVc whan be wants to; that he CONGRESSMAN BEN JOHNSON. keeps it In his liouso and glvos It to other people; and that he Is not against tho whiskey business as a business not quite so good a local optionlst as Henry W'utterson. A Democratic legislature, of which I am glad to say I was a member, passed a law and I myself voted for it most cheerfully nnd willingly, to tho effect that alcoholic liquors should Continued on page 2 Recommended For The Carrying Of Mail-By Postmaster Gen eral Hitchcock In His Annu al Estimates-Favors Parcels Post. Washington, Oct. 6. Postmaster General Hitchcock, in his annual esti mates of the postollicc department ex penditures, provides for the establish ment of a parcels post and the trans mission of mail by aeroplanes He estimates that $.0,000 for the rural deliveries and a same amount for the urban deliveries will start the parcels post going. The same amount Is sug gested for aeroplane experiments Rev. Mr. Dyer Returns. Rev. M. L. Dj er returned from con ference last Monday night He remains with this work this vear. Ilardinsburg is no longer a station, but is now a part of a circuit, Glen Dean and New Oak land betng the other two preaching points. There will be preaching here twice each month. NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER ENGRAVED CARDS If you are thinking of giving a friend engraved cards for Christmas, order them now. Prices are one to three dol lars with plate. Engraved cards are the correct thing for men SAYS MEN NEVER PICK UP A NEWSPAPER Miss Louise: We noticed In last is sue of the News that ''The press has stopped,'' so we thought you might give us room for a few words in regard to men taking such good care of their papers. I have noticed that about all the men I ever saw read papers, will tear them apart, throw them on the lloor, table, bed, desk, dresser, chair, or any place for his wife to pick up; also I notice If there are live or six papers and The News one of them, it is the Urst one they pick up. Then they will say "Oh I do not like the News, but my wife does and that's tho reason why I keep on taking it. Yours for woman's rights, Mrs. Kate Mc Govern, Free, Ky. Candidate For Police Judge V. G. Babbage will be a candidate for Police Judge, He says in as much as he was appointed by the Governor, he would like to be elected to nil out the balance of the term Go To Central City The Rev. Mr. Currie and Mrs.Currle and children, EuDalley and Mary, have gone to Central City where he was ap pointed by the Methodist Conference. O'REAR'S PAST DUB UP BYJcCREAR! Third Real Sensation Of Cam paign Occurs At Wickliffe. Senator McCreary Springs Startling Charges -- Said O'Rear Advocated Armed Men. RECALLS ADDRESS OF 1900. Wickliffe, Ky., Oct. 7. The third real sensation of the campaign between former Senator Inmes'B. McCreary and Judge O'Rear for the governorship of Kentucky, was sprung hete today by Senator McCreary when he charged his Republican opponent with having par ticipated in a meeting at the Gait Iloiibc in Louisville in January, 1000, with W. b. Taylor and others, and claimed that Judge O'Kear made a speech in that meeting in which he ad vocated the use of armed men and vio lence to keep Taylor in office. First Hand Rvldence. Senator McCreary &aid that he had been trying to secure this evidence for the past month, but it was not until Friday, iu Louisville, that he secured the word of a man who was in that con terence and who heard all that was said by Taylor, Judge O'Rear auJ others, with reference to the course to be pursued by Taylor and his associates to retain the office to which they claim ed to have been elected. Dares O'Rear to Tell. Not only did fcenator McCreary charge Judge O'Rear with having made a speech in that conference in which he advocated violence, but he called on him to tell the people of Kentucky why he banded with Taylor, and dared him to tell what he had said iu that speech of elven years ago. Then Came Assassination. He said it vas shortly after this ad vice had been given to Taylor by Judge O'Rear that the regiment of armed soldiers from the mountains of Ken tucky marched on Frankfort and re mained there until after the assassina tion of Gov-elect William Goebel Conduct Of O'Rear. Senator McCreary said the conduct of his Republican opponent in that mem orable meeting wus of such a nature that he did not care to comment ou it to any great length, unless it should be denied, when he would be ready to furnish the names of two prominent men of Kentucky who were in the con ference, to prove his assertion. He said, however, that he believed the peo ple of Kentucky would give the matter much thought between now and the November election and would show by their votes that they did not countenance such action on the part of a man seek ing the highest office within the gift of the people of the state. O'Rear Is In Bad. Lexington, Ky , Oct. 7. Develop ments which have been brought out here today seem to place Judge E. C O'Rear In an embarrassing position in regard to the various statements which he has made as to whom he referred when he stated in his speech here early in the campaign that United States senators had been elected in Kentucky by corrupting lobbyists. It was believ ed by many at the time that Judge O'Rear referred to the election of Senator W. O. Bradley. He, however, intimated later that he did not mean Bradley. Interest to know whom he did mean became widespread throughout the state, and the newspaper exerted themselves to find out. Judge O'Rear Evades Question. Iu reply to a letter sent him by Desha Breckinridge, editor of the Lexington Herald, Judge O'Rear evasively replied by referring Mr. Breckinridge to Con gressman Ollie James' speech, which was before the nomination of United States senator. Mr. James said that his apponent, Mr. Paynter, did not want a primary because he could not win in a primary now any more than he could have won in a primary in his election as senator over the Hon. J. C. S. Black burn. Judge O'Rear thus implied that he referred to Senator Paynter's elec tion. Letter Is Published. Tomorrow, howewr, the Lexington Herald will publish a letter from the Hon. Leslie Combs, one of the most prominent and influential Republicans ROYAL BAKING POWDER Absolutely Pure Economizes Butter, Flour, Eggs; makes the food more appetizing and wholesome The only Baking Powder made Irom Royal Grape Cream ol Tartar ot Central Kentucky in which Mr. Combs states that he heard Judge O'Rear's speech and thought it justly referred to Senator Bradley, but that Judge O'Rear told him later that he meant the defeat of Senator "Cero Gordo" Williams during the legislature of ISS3, when Judge O'Rear was a youth. The Herald will tomorrow also publish a letter from senator Bradley, stating emphatically that Judge O'Rear assured him most positively that he did not mean his election when he made the statement. Funeral Of Mrs. Tucker The funeral of Mrs Bettie Tucker was held Sunday afternoon. She died of tuberculosis Saturday at 5 p. m., after an Illness of live months. She leaves a husband and two children. WRIGHT BROTHERS DONT EXHIBIT MACHINES SUNDAY At the great aviation meet in Chi- cairo recently, the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were present in Derson and exhibited their machines, but on Sunday not one of his machines were on exhibition and none of their pilots were allowed to perform, alth ough the largest crowds of the occasion were present on that day. Christian Observer. Friendship There Is a path that all men can travel tho path of absolute honesty. There arc no curves no grades, no bridges, no chasms in that road. Just keep an eye on the roadbed and all will be well. We know a man who said, "I never knew distrust until recently." He's 0 be pitied. Be he rich as John D., he'll always be broke If he keeps on thinking that way Friendship is an imperishable thing There are mighty few In life. You can buy some for a cheap soug but the real thing only with its like. So be staunch! If you are right you are thrice armed. Yea, armed a hundred fold, against selfishness, greed, avarice, envy and the petty ills of life. The sneak knows he's a sneak. Do n't think he Is walking in velvet. Sooner or later he will walk tho plank. You may not be there to see l.im, but he will walk It. Everybody does who is worthless. ' We are,or nearly all of us.ambitlous. We are seeking, not so much for our- selver as ours, honor, fame, riches, surcease from trouble. We ought to realise that this Ideal can come only from unselfishness, from honesty, from appreciation, from the "bear and forbear spirit It's there In every-day life, in yours. It's there If you go after It. Seek It honestly, kindly, temperately, wise ly. God save us from the shams of life. How the real heart aches for real friends! They are millions who feel that way. It's up to you to find them. Chained Lightning. nil 1 Little Girl Arrives The baby who gladdened the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. F, Storms Friday, has been named Anna Lee Storms, "THAIS"NEXT WEEK Jas. M. Gaites' Spectacular Pro duction At Macauley's; Week Of October 16 Two Matinees A sensation followed the announce ment that Paul Wilstach, author of "The Life of Richard Mansfield," and associated with the famous actor for eight years during his tours of America had written a drama based on "Thais" which will be seen for the first time in Louisville at the Macauley Theatre, week of October 10th, under the man agement of Jas. M. Gaites, with Miss Cans:ance Collier in the name part. "Thais" is produced with a wonder fully beautiful scenic investiture and will be the treat of the theatrical season- Matinees will be given ou Wed nesday and Saturday. Mall orders will receive prompt at tention, if they contain certified check. postal or express orders, payable to lheatre. If parties desire tickets mailed, self addressed envelops must accompany order, thus avoiding possi bility of eiror. Special attention will be gived to all out of town orders. Special round trip excursion rates will be given on all railroads. For Inform ation regarding fares and schedules of trains, consult locaj ticket agent. -, Marshall Norton. Good reports come in from all over the county regarding Marshall Norton. Nearly every Democrat we met el HarciinsDurg said he was a sure winner. The southern part of the county where ne is well known is nearly solid for him. He will also get many Republican votes. There is no finer young man in the county and one more worthy of support. He is a Democrat and stands squarely on the Democratic platform. He Is also for Ollie James for Senator and you don't know who his opponent is for. R0SETTA Please mail your letter ou Satuidny v uot Monday. J. R. Mercer went to Louisville Sat urday to visit his sister, Mrs. Argent Ware. Geo. Conner spent Siturdaylii Har ned. Charlie Lockard, of Louisville, Is vis. itiug hi brother, W.IJ. Lockard. Rev. R. M. Kell, of KlugHwood, ac companied by Uro. G.T. Collins, filled Rev. W. T. Daulel's nppoiutmeut Sun day. Owen Conner returned from St. Louis Suuday, where he had been to attend the funeral of hit uncle, I). II. Heatty. A host of friends guthered at the home of Mr, nud Mrs. W. N. Adkissou, to witness the marriage of their daugh ter, Miss Oda May to Jesse Dowell Sun day afternoon at 3 o'clock. Miss Hula Chappell was bride'd maid aud Mr. Ol lie Adklsson best unu. The Rev,. J, F, Wiucbell officiating. They received a number of nice presents. 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