THE BRECKENRIDGE NEWS.
ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT.
CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1912.
ACRES OF "DIAMONDS
IN "BRECKENRIDGE COUNTY
FOR CHAMP CLARK
Louisville Elects John C.C .Mayo
Committeeman Over Urey
Woodson Who Served Sixteen
CONTEST THE NIGHT LONG
Louisville, Ky., May 3O The Dem
ocratic state convention, In session
long past midnight, Instructed the
twenty-six votes of Kentucky to vote
tas a unit for Champ Clark for presi
dent; elected John C. C. Mayo, the
Eastern Kentucky millionaire, as a
member of the Democratic national
committee to succeed Urey Woodson,
who has been a member for sixteen
years, and named Rufus Vansant as
chairman of the Democratic state cen
The administration forces were In
the saddle from the time Governor
James B. McCreary was elected tem
porary chairman of the convention ov
er Senator-elect Ollle M. James by a
vote of 053 to 667, until the adjourn
ment this morning.
It was after 11 o'clock last night
when the committee on resolutions
made Its report, Instructing that Ken
, tucky's vote be cast for Champ Clark
Urges Woodson's Name.
It was then that Judge J. W. Hen
son, of Henderson count', a member of
the committee on resolutions, offered a
jnlnority report. This report signed by
three other members of the committee
said that in view of the long and faith
ful services of the Hon. Urey Woodson,
as a member of the Democratic na
tional committee, and the compliment
paid Kentucky by his being retained
as secretary for eight years, that the
convention be Instructed to reelect
him for a term of four years.
James Kehoe rose to a point of or
der, saying that it was his impression
that the delegates to the national con
vention elected the national committee
man. Judge Henson read a telegram from
Norman . Mack, of the national com
mittee, to the effect that a Democratic
state coqveution is a sovereign body,
and can elect the national committee
man, or instruct the delegates, cr leave
it to the delegates themselves.
Mayo's Name Presented.
Mr. Kehoe moved then that the name
of John C. C. Mayo be substituted for
that of Mr. Woodson.
Ollie M. James demanded a call of
the counties, and suggested that that
vote be recorded as for Woodson or
Mayo to elucidate the voting.
It required over an hour to call the
counties, during which time there was
a great deal of confusion, several of
the delegates from the mountains at
tempting to vote the counties which
were not represented by delegates at
the night session.
Carries Second District.
Mr. Woodson carried every county
in the second district with the excep
tion of Christian and a part of Web
ster. One of the delegates from Web
ster declared that Dr. J. A. Goodson
was violating the caucus agreement
which was that the vote of Webster
county would be cast as a unit for Mr.
The result, ss announcid by Chair
man McCreary was: Mayo, C9S; Wood
Early this morning the convention
instructed the delegates to the national
convention to vote for Champ Clark as
long as his name was before the na
Tne following are the delegates-at-large:
Governor J. B. McCreary, Ollie
M. James, J. C. W. Beckham, Judge
Allle W. Young, John C. 0. Mayo, Jus
tis Goebel, Congressman A. O. Stanley
and Ben Johnson.
The result is a victory and defeat
for Ollle James, He secured a solid del
egation for Champ Clark, but was him'
self defeated for temporary chairman
by Governor McCreary. Urey Woodson,
for eight years secretary of the nation
al committee, went down in defeat
with James, being defeated for nation
al committeeman on the floor of the
convention by John C. 0. Mayo, by a
vote of 69S to 4o2.
The administration forces made a
clean sweep, electing Rufus Vansant
chairman of the state committee; W.B.
White, a member of the central com
Continued oh iMtge 2
Evangelist Haynes Arrives.
Large Crowds Attend-Servi-ces
Four Times A Day-Beautiful
BIG REVIVAL EXPECTED.
The Methodist evangelistic services
services are being held four times a,
day. Men's prayer meeting at 0 a. m,,
at the parsonage, noon time services at
the shops, afternoon and night services
at the church. The Rev. Mr. Spring
field, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Lewis,
the pastor, carried tne meeting through
last week. The Rev. Mr. Haynes ar
rived Saturday night and preached
Sunday to large audiences.
A cordial Invitation is extended to
all Cloverporters to attend the services.
Many of the women never miss a ser
vice and the number of men In attend
ance is Increasing. Several of the engi
neers off the government boat were
present Sunday night inducing the
guests ftom the hotels.
Setting A Good Example To Main
Street Business Men By Clean
ing Weeds Off Of The Kitchen
Pavement-A Clean Clover
Sam Hayden, who is known by his
friends as "Banty Hayden," is making
rapid progress In pleasing the ladies.
He has cleaned up the weeds around
the English Kitchen and swept off the
pavement that has been covered with
coco cola tops for a year. He Is going
to keep up his good work because he
says he likes to please the ladies.
The business girls who are down
town so much are certainly grateful to
Mr. Hayden and all the business men
who are beginning to take some inter
est in keeping the pavements clean. If
the men would quit spitting on the
streets the town would be far more
decent and respectable. A "Clean Clo-
verport" is what the people want and
soon the old town will be a pride to
Comes Into Port Here -Surveying
River Near Addison-En-gineers
Visit Cloverport Sat
urday And Sunday.
The,Unlted States government quart
er boat No. 3, visited Cloverport Satur
day. The engineers are surveying the
river near Addison in the interest of
the plans to build a dam there. The
party is composed of 40 men, many of
them visited Cloverport Saturday and
Coal Fields Inspected.
Men have been here during the last
week looking over the old Victoria coal
mines. Cloverport hopes that some
business will develop from the investi
W. Harold Coombs, a former composi
tor on the Breckenridge County Dem
ocrat at Hardinsburg, was a passenger
enroute to Louisville one day last
week. He had been visiting friends in
Owensboro. Mr. Coombs is a fine
young man and a good printer. His
friends in Breckenridge will be pleased
to learn of his success.
Is Sole Proprietor.
Irve Richardson has bought the in
terest of his mother in his father's store
and Is now sole owner. He also gained
his case against the Breckenridge
Asphalt Co. and expects to open up the
mines and ship Asphalt In large
quantities in the near future. Mr.
Richardson Is a hustler and will bring
life and business to Garfield. Marshall
Morris, of Louisville, was down to see
him recently to talk over and plan for
opening the mines, There are bright
days In slght'for Garfield.
Ycnrs mid years nsco there lived a certain ambitious limn
within gun-shot of the great diamond fields in Africa, over
which tlio disastrous Boer war was fought. This man, whom
wc will call Diamond Hunter, for distinction, read and studied
the literature and advertising matter of all the countries in the
world except his own. Ho believed somowhere in the world
there were fields of diamonds and liko many of us in Breckin
ridge count, believed the wore far from homo. Diamond
Hunter started on his world's chase for fortune, then a very
young man. After years of toil and hard work abroad and far
from loved ones, ho crept back to his African home, sack on
his back, and told his home people: "There are no diamonds,
because I have searched the world." One of his boyhood pals
said: '-'You are standing on diamonds now the whole country
side about you is now giving to the world its supply of precious
sems. You have searched far and wide but not at homo whore
acres of diamonds lay under your feet."
There are upwards of live thousand mule voters in Breckin
ridge county, the majority of whom arc live, able-bodied,
healthy citizens, with good hoalthy minds. The trouble is, wo
have too many Diamond Hunters. Wo real our families of
hoys and girls and read to them from the farm papers about
the wonders of Oklahoma and Texas, about the virtues of the
Northwest and balmy clime and fertile fields of California. Wo
read to ourselves and tell the boys about rich orange groves of
Florida and the celery crops down there that make men rich in
Our boys grow up and leave home. They travel to the
country that "Pa" told them about. O.ur girls have shy am
bitions for a foreign beau, thinking ho can make her a better
living. The boys who make good, wo hear of; 'those who do
not, and they are in the majority, we know not. The girls,
God bless them.
Wo make Diamond Hunters of our boys and of ourselves
because wc do not realize that right here in Breckinridge
county wo have
THE MOST LIVABLE CLIMATE,
THE MOST FERTILE ACRES,
THE RICHEST UNDEVELOPED OPPORTUNITIES,
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCENERY,
ACRES OF DIAMONDS
The thing we do realize, which should mortify and shame
every .full grown man in the Count, is:
BRECKENRIDGE COUNTY HAS DISGRACEFUL
The reason many of our blessed women in Breckenridge
county have to help their husbands in the fiell, and the reason
many of our men grow to manhood without being able to read
and write, is because our bad roads have been millstones around
their necks and their fathers' necks for years. Without good
roads, schools and churches und social activity arc impossible.
Those counties and states that have built good roads are the
communities that have advanced. Their people could cotrmiuni
cate with each other, exchungo ideas and thus improve them
selves. Good roads in Breckenridge county would help us cash in
the bountiful gifts of Providence. Wo could then develop
the acres of diamonds that lie everywhere about us. The
Diamond Hunter would then corao to us. Our boys and girls
would remain at homo among loved ones.
The people of the North, East, South, and West praise
Kentucky. There is magic in the name. Wo should justify
this praise and develop our opportunities. Start at home, start
in Breckenridge county. Tell jour magistrate ho must give
you bettor roads. When a man asks you to vote for him for
anything put the good roads question square up and make him
The County is willing to help, the State is anxious to help,
and Congress will help those people at homo who first holp
themselves. Other counties and states are drawing funds from
these very channels, because their people act as well as talk.
Our bad roads are mute evidence of our own neglect.
Our lethargy is robboryl
How long shall wo continue to rob ourselves of our own
acres of diamonds?
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NEW FARMERS DANK BUILDING, HAUDINSBUBO, KY.
Pioneer In Aviation Victim Of
Typhoid Fever After Long Illness-Leaves
A Large Fortune-Was
Born Near Mill
HAD NO TIME FOR SOCIETY.
Dayton, Ohio, May .10. Wilbur
Wright, the first man to actually fly In
an neroplan, died this morning.
He had been ill of typhoid fever for
several weeks and his deathjeame after
a relapse. Messages of condolence
have been received from all over the
The family believed that the crises
had passed two days ago, but the phy
sicians were not so hopeful. The pa
tient had been unconscious for some
time and at midnight he began to sink
rapidly. For the first time the physi
cians attempted to give him nourish
ment yesterday morning. He died
peacefully just before dawn.
The life of Wilbur Wright is so inter
woven with that of his brother, Orville,
that no one but the surviving brother
himself will ever be able to set forth the
exact share of both in the honor and
the fame accorded to them for the prac
tical solving of the great problem of
aerial navigation. The world has never
been told what Wibur did or what
Orville did; to which one the first idea
came; it does not know which one
planned the first glider or the latest
equilibrator, which one hit upon the
vertical rudder, the warping plane, the
advantage of placing the operator's seat
on the lower plane; no one knows
which one worked out the first theory
of air currents.which one glided against
these rising and spiral currents, and in
all likelihood the world will never know
any of this, for every attempt to divide
the "we" into "I's'" has been absolu
tely without success. Only this has
trickled out, Wilbur Wright was
the first man in the history of the
world to leave flat ground in an engine
driven, heavier than air flying machine.
The brothers have grown wealthy,
with more money pouring in upon them
every day. The success never turned
the head of either.
Wilbur Wright never married and
had no time for society. Unless some
function kepi him up, he preferred to
go to bed at 0 o'clock at night and arise
before 0 o'clock in the morning.
Mrs. Sarah Ann Adair announces the
engagement of her grand-daughter,
Brownie Adair, to Mr. Henry Calhoun
Gans, of Owensboro, Kv. The marriage
will take place June nineteenth. Han
On account of the Sunday School
convention on last Sunday the commit-
tee in charge decided to postpone the
memorial exercises of Breckenridge
Lodge No. 01 until Sunday, June 9th.
The committee regrets thnt the decision
for a change came too late to notify all
the members, but earnestly requests all
members to be at the Castle Hall at 2
o'clock p. in. Sunday, June 9.
( Chas. May, Sr.,
Com. Koscoe Leslie,
( W. A. Roff.
Valuable Realestate Sold.
V, G. Babbqge, attorney for Mrs.
Reldel, has sold the vacant lot known
as the Reldel corner, in this city, to
Mr. Marion Behen tor six hundred
At The Hotels.
Since last Wednesday at the St.
George Hotol: R. L. Talcott, Louisville,
R. S. Thomas, Boston, O. D. Hancock,
Kvausville, A. Preultt, Cincinnati, F.
P. Reynolds, Marietta, Go., G. R. Mc
Callister, Owensboro, V. M. Dutton,
Louisville, V. C. Regoa, South Bend,
A. C. Fehl, St. Louis, Chas. Moolc und
wife, Louisville, A. G. Fronmu, U, S,
G. D. No. 3, J. V. Stlgno, Frankfort,
O. R. Purdy, Pittsburgh, Pa., AHx
Rceso, New Burgh, Ind., J. II. Jackson,
Ilawesville, Miss Anne Ilambleton,
At the Duncan House, Mr. Exshaw
and son, of England; Mr. Ilogan, Mr.
aud Mrs. Leon, of St. Louis; II, V.
Harris, of Louisville; Miss Allen.
In Sunday School Work. Con
vention The Best Ever Held
In The County. Mr. Hender
son Re-elected President.
OTHER OFFICERS APPOINTED
The County Sunday-school Conven
tion hcH at Webster Friday evening
and Saturday was the best known in
the life of the association. Webster
put on her best bib and tucker to en
tertain the delegates and guests, num
bering three hundred. A flno dinner
was served and it was n great day for
Olllcers elected were as follows:
T. B. Henderson, President; C. L.
Bruington, Vice President; Mrs. Ata
St. Clair, Secretary and Treasurer;
W. D. Smith, Supcrintendant Adult
Department; Miss Eva Carrlgan, Sup
crintendant of Secondary Department;
El'za Piggbtt and Julia Lyon, Superln
tendants Elementary DcpartmontjMiss
Maudo Smith, Supcrintendant Organ
ization; Ira Behcn, Supcrintendant of
Education; Miss Nora Drlskell, Super
intunpant Ilomo Department and Visit
ation; Marvin Heard, Temperance and
The program was as follows:
FRIDAY EVENING SESSION
7:15 Devotional Service.Rev.L.K May
8:00 Minutes of Last Con vention.Secy.
S:l5 Home Study, Prof. C. A. Tanner
8:30 Stewardship W. J. Vaughan
Appointment of Committees
SATURDAY MORNING SESSION
9:4") Devotional,.... Rev. M L.Dyer
10:00 Words of WelcomcRev.L.K.May
10:10 Response,.... Kcv. F. E. Lewis
10:20 Cradle Roll,.... Mrs. Hoi Drane
10:30 Equipment and Organization
(a) Elementary, Mrs.W.D.Smith
(b) Secondary, Mrs. W.J. Piggott
(c) Adult, Ira Behen
11:0.1 Round Table,... W. J. Vaughan
11:3:5 Offering W. J. Vaughan
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION
1:15 Devotional Services
l::i0 Definite Decision for Christ,
Rev. M. L. Dyer
1:10 Our Assetts and Liabilities.
J. B. Weaver
Continued on juko ."
Horrifies Sunday-School Work
ers. Postmaster Oelze Makes
a Stirring Talk Against It At
Mr. Vaughan's Address Fine
The District Sunday-school Convention
held in the Lucile Memorial church Sun
day afternoon was an excellent meeting.
Prof. Chas. A. Tanner presided. Miss
Laura Satterfield, who was re-elected
secretary, read the minutes of last year's
meeting at Ilites Run.
Mr. Ira Behen, Superintendent of the
Methodist Sunday-school, gave a good
address on the greatest needs of the Sunday-school.
Tlis was followed by a fine;
talk on how to hold the boys, by Mr.
R. L. Oelze. He said that the Sunday
ball game kept the Cloveqwrt boys away
form church. "Their hearts are in the.
game" said Mr. Oelze.
Mr. Vaughan made n splendid talk,
and those who missed it cannot realize,
how much they have lost.
Mr. Oelze was elected president.
B. C. H. S. Normal.
The Normal Issued by The .Brecken
ridge County High School is a credit to
the trustees, teachers and pupils of the
school. It contains photographs and
every item of a standard Normal.
Has Wharf Boat.
Will Pate has been made agent at
the Louisville and Evansvllle wharf
boat here. Sam Brown.the confection
er, resigned on account of the increase
of his confectionery and baking business.
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