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No. 37
Republicans and Progress
ives Get Together
In Ohio County by Adopting Prog
ressive Platform Log
Cabin is Emblem.
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Responding to the call recently is
sued by tlic Hcptibllcan and Progres
sive Committees of Ohio county
ther assembled nt the court house
in Hartford last Saturday afternoon
a largo and representative body of
men from nearly all of the precincts
of the county. It was a serious,
thoughtful crowd, met with one pur
pose In view, and that the bring
ing together of the two elements of
the Republican party, which had sup
ported Taft and Hoosevclt last fall,
upon a platform which wouuld appeal
to many thoughtful people who had
not heretofore acted with the Repub
lican party. By request of the two
house to deliver some chickens, when
he was suddenly stricken and pass
ed away In a few moments. Sir.
Wocrncr had not been In very good
Jicalth for some months, but was at
tecndlng to his business as usual,
and his sudden dcathwas a very great
shock and surprlso to his family and
many friends. He had been In busi
ness In Hartford for hair a century,
nnd enjoyed tho respect andconfldcnce
of his fellow townsmen to a marked
Tlieo funeral services were conduct
ed at the residence Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock by Revs. O. M.
Shultz, of Mvermorc, and It. D. Bcn
nectt, of Hartford, after which the
Interment took place at Oakwood.
Members of the family have tho sym
path of all our people in thels sad
Tom Butler Loses Horse
The Fordsvlllc Argonaut said last
The saddle horse in a four horse
teanf belonging to Tom llutler,
while coming to town Saturday morn
ing dropped dead about 15 miles from
town. Jess Lake and Frank Awbrey
were driving the team, and had a
small load of tobacco on the wagon.
The horse had shown no signs of
being sick until he began to Btagget
and fell. It was dead before they
could remove the saddle or gear.
county chairmen the meeting was call The horse was Mr. Butler's saddle
edd to order by Hon. M. L. Hcavrin, .horse and was a fine one,
who made a brief talk, outlining the
objects of the convention, and had
read the call heretofore published.
The chairman then suggested nomina
tions -were In order for a permanent
chairman whereupon, Mr. C. M. Bar
nott placed in nomination, Mr. J. H.
Thomas, of Narrows, In a brief speech
cuollgizlng his sense of fair play and I
stating that Mr. Thomas was the I
first man in the county to purpose a
ccttlng together for the county race.
J election was unanimous and he
Yhudc a splendid speech of acceptance,
coLUelllng harmony, and pointing
out Uio necessity, for unltcdLopposW
tlon to tho Democracy. Mr. J. Ney
Foster was then elected secretary.
(In motion the chairman appointed
tlu following platform committee:
a! D. Kirk. M. L. Hcavrin, J. A.
1 ,f.ieh. S. I.. Stevens. V. 11. Edtro and
II. L. Carter. While the commltteo more tn,s l)laco ls one man. in the
was out, Hon. Krneat Woodward was State who will never be totally broke,
called upon and sioko along tho lines He will always have at least one
npjcd out for the work 'o the con-doUar on hs pereoni.. Unfortunate
ventlon, giving some good and whole- Iy for Johrip aowever this dollar will
Borne adWcc. concerning politics in ,.. he .,vaiifllli p,1Bh nRSU4
Hammer Out Silver Plate In
Emergency Case. .
Always Will Have At Least One
Dollar. But He CafiT "'
Spend It.
Omaha, Ark., March 24. John Crick
general, and suggesting that If upon
no other question, the two elements
or as a medium of exchange, for it
lies, not In his pocket, where he can
of the Republican party were uunlted J conveniently put his hand on It, but"
me question oi u rroiecuve
Tariff, to the tearing down of which
Democracy was pledged, and ho pre
dicted that before twelve months of
the Wilson administration had pass
ed, wider discontent and suffering
would ensue because of it's Free
Trado position than bad existed un
der the last Cleveland administration.
This he said would have the effect
to bring together all the advocates of
In the front part of his head, under
the scalp, and covers a jagged hole
in his skull over two inches lon
and an Inch wide.
Crlckmore is Just recovering from'
this dangerous wound, which he re
ceived In a fight several days ago and
which nearly ended his life. The
fight was one of the bloodiest ever
known in this section, the weapons
ho I n f tn vaa ond silr f n Y, a
a Protective Tariff, under one ban-! .,., . ' .
. .... . . ..... . .. l smoke of battle cleared away he was
I down with a crushed skull from a
rock thrown by Alvln Roberta. John
Barrleycorn was responsible for the
Dr.W.A. Butts was called to attend
the wounded man. His condition
ner and this party would control the
next Presidential election.
" Ffetfonu committee then reported;
the platform, which is printed in full
elsewhere In this Issue and it was
adopted unanimously by a rising vote.
Then convention adjoined sine die.
vt'te a" number of local Democrat
ic politicians and someo from a dis
tance were on hands to seee tho
"circus" and witness the "row" which
did not materialize, and they went
away with sad hearts.
Read tho platform, study every
word and lino and see It there Is any
thing contained therein which you
do not approve.
It was the most quiet and orderly
convention ever held In Ohio county.
Tho men camo to act, rather than to
shoot fireworks.
Tho mere' fact that a county con
vention should meet and adopt a
platform in advance of tho nomina
tions in which the candidate for mom
ber of the Legislature should be In
structed bow to vote upon vital ques
tions is tho most progressive move
ment ever attempted in Kentucky.
After the convention adjourned
there was a perceptible falling off in
Democratic enthusiasm over their
propvocts In tho coming county elec
tion Wo will ail voto upder the log cab
la once more.
Death of Mr. L. F. Woener.
Mfj L. F Woerner died very sud
denly last Friday morning about 7:20
o'clock. He had just eaten breakfast
and had goae to the E11U produce Jer. Fords vllle -Argonaut.
was serious and he was in practically
a dying condition. The projectal
andd frontal bones of the skull were
crushed in against tho brain. The
physician made, an incision In the
scalp and removed the bone.
He had to have something to cover
tho opening with which to protect the
brain. The patient was In too crltl-
ical a condition to be removed to a
city hospital, and there was no time
to order a silver plato. Tho doctor
did tho next best thing. He made
one. He took a silver dollar and a
heavy hammer and beat it out on a
piece of iron to fit the hole. He
placed this home-mado plate in place
and sowed up the scalp, leaving a
proper drainage and nature Is doing
the rest. In an interview with Dr.
Butts today, ho says his patient ls re
covering nicely, and that his mind Is
not Impaired by the accident or the
operation. .
Quint Kelly Dead
Mr. Quint Kelly, died at his resi
dence near Deanfield Sunday. He
was burled at the Kelly grave
yard, Monday. Several from here at
tended the funeral. Mr. Kclley leaves
a wire and several children who
were living here attending school
He was about 40 years of age and
one of Ohio county's leading farm-
The Republican-Progressive Platform.
FIRST: We endorse nil tho steps which have been taken by tho Coun
ty Republican and Progressive Executlvo Committees, leading up to and
including tho call for this convention to formulato a platform upon
which candidates for the various, county offices and member of the House
of Representatives arc to appeal to voters of Ohio county for support at
the coming November election, under the Republican emblem, believing
that It Is best for those who may enter tho General Primary to know what
may bo expected of them In advance, and fair to tho people of the
county to know just where their candidates stand, upon all questions of
public Interest.
SECOND; We favor rigid economy In the conduct of nil the business
of tho county to tho end that taxed may be reduced to the lowest pos
sible rate, reitfUlng that we are burdened by the present high taxes,
State, County and Town;
THIRD: As a matter of gcOridmy ttnd in the Interest of a better
business system, wo favor placing the Fiscal affairs of the county la the
hands of a commission to be composed of. three persons to bo chos
en by the voters from the county nt large; believing that tho finances
of tho county can better bo handled by a smaller number of men, who
can be chosen entirely with their business Qualifications In view. Un
der this arrangement tho office of Justice of, the Peace would not be
detracted from, but Its powers for usefulness in the maintenance of or
der In tho various magisterial districts would be far greater.
FOURTH: The office of' county assessor should be abolished, and the
duties of that official performed by men chosen by the county Board of
Commissioners, for each magisterial district.
FIFTH: Tho people of Ohio County deserves better roads and wo
pledge tho candidates who may bo nominated upon this platform If elect
ed, to exercise their utmost powers to lnougurate a system which shall
bring about this desired end in the speediest and best possible way.
SIXTH: Wo pledge our hearty support in behalf of every effort to Im
prove our schools, for better buildings, more perfect sanitary conditions,
a course In agriculture for every high school, and an Agricultural ex
periment farm located in the county.
SEVENTH: Our sympathies are with the farmers in their efforts to
obtain better prices for their products, and especclally do we sym
pathize with the tobacco growers of Ohio county and pledge them our
support in their efforts to maintain an organization, whereby they
may secure a just reward for the toll given by them to the production
of this crop.. We realize that the struggle is, an unequal one and if nec
essarry, we pledge them our support to secure Government aid In main
taining public warehouses, through which they may hold their tobacco un
til the buyers see fit to accord them fair treatment.
EIGHTH: During the last twelve months' the county has been im
poverished and" actual suffering has been brought about among the coal
miners on account of Black .work, charged, to the failure of the railroads
to furnish sufficient cars. In order that this evil may be remedied we
pledge our candidate for member of the House of Representatives to sup
port a measure enlarging the powers of the State . Railroad Commis
sion and making it the duty of said Commission to require all rail
roads to furnish a sufficient number of cars, without discrimination, to
handle the output of coal promptly, that the miners may .have steady
work, and we also pledge our support-for anyothcr wise measure, hav
ing for its object relief from this intolerable situation.
NINTH: We condemn the present Democratic administration of Ken
tucky for' It's extravagance through Increase of salaries, creation of count
less, needleses offices, and enormous appropriations which have resulted
in the largest State debt in many years, and which Is sure to re
quire an increase In taxation through some form. We condemn It
for It's passage of the Confederate Tension bill and it's refusal to pay
these men, many of whose claims havo been proven for months, under
the pretext that tho bill ls unconstitutional, although having appoint
ed officials under the act, who are drawing their salaries. We condemn it
for it's' failure to place the Penal Institutions of the State under a non
partisan Commission; refusal to pass a workman's compensation act;
a corrupt practice act; and for lowering the school per capita. We also
condemn the unanimous tendency of the State officials, from the Govern
or down, to play politics, by looking ahead for some other Job, Instead
of looking after the vital interests of the peoeple of the State, whom
they are sworn to serve.
TENTH: Our candidate for member of the House of Representatives,
who may be nominated upon this platform, should he be selected by the
people in the final election, is instructed and pledged to vote for the
following laws: , '
A measure embodying the initiative and reeferendum;
The recall for all State, District and County officials.
Am amendment to the Primary Election Law, providing for the elec
tion of delegates to National' conventions, and for the selection of all
party committeemen. ,
An amendment to the Primary Election Law, providing that where
there is only one candidate of any party at the close of the time
limit, the selection may be made through that party's committee.
An amendment to the Election Law, permitting any candidate to have
the benefit of the votes of all party's which may support his candi
dacy by having his name placed under more than one device upon the
The repeal of the odious registration certificate law, which In every
election has made easy the corruption of the ballot wherever ' certifica
tes are required.
A measure prohibiting the use of money, with which to corrupt vo
teers, and distnfranohising any one who may sell or buy votes.
A corrupt practice act.
Workman's compensation law.
A measure placing our penal Institutions under control of a nonpar
tisan commission. '
Roieal of the hunter's tax.
Repeal of tho dog tax.
Abolishment of many needless offices created by tho last session of
the legislature. .
'A. measure reforming tho taxing system of the State which will place
the burdens of taxation where they properly belong, Instead of up
on tho men who own small homes and visible property, not easily evad
ed in the assessment.
A law giving the people of Kentucky equal advantages with those
of the States North of us, by compelljng the railroads to glvo us tho
benefit of 2 cent per mllo passenger rate. .
Upon all other matters not specifically mentioned herein, our candi
date ls directed to vote in the interest of progress, and for the 'gen
eral welfare of all our people.
Upon, this declaration of principles the members of this convention
pledge their hearty support to the candidates who may be nomina
ted at the general primary election, first Saturday In August next,
under the Log Cabin, for 'the various offices to bo voted for in Ohio
county at the coming November election.
Respectfully submitted,
Sam J. Roberts Passes Away
At Lexington.
Was Active In Politics of the!
State and City Native
of Ohio.
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Lexington, Ky March 24. Samuel
Judson Roberts, editor and owner of
the Lexington Leader, who was one
Of the most widely known and influ
ential Republicans of the State, and
who for thirteen years was the Unit
ed State Collector of Internal Reve
nue, for this district, died Sunday af
ternoon at his residence In this city
from the effects of blood poisoning,
which primarily resulted from inflam
mation of un ingrowing nail on a big
toe ncar'y a month ago. Mr. Roberts
was possibly the most widely known
and file most active niii municipal
affairs of any here, there being few
adult residents who did not know of
him, and therefore the detth of no
citizen could have attracted more
universal notice than his.
While always an ardent and active
Republican Mr.Roberts broad interest
in a'l things pertaining to the Inter
est of Lexington people, his gentle
and genial disposition and unfailing
good temper had made him highly re
spected by the entire community, and
perhaps without a single bitter per
sonal enemy. He understood with
marvelous acuteness the people of Lex
Ington and vicinity and his newspa
per was a striking illustration of his
ability to please and satisfy even
those readers from whom he differed
on political and other questions. Tho
Leader ls probably the only dally
newspaper In Kentucky which regular
ly carries a column in which tho news
of the negroes is recorded as deferen
tial and with the same expressions
as those used in the news of the
white people, but at the same time
the paper ls welcomed into the homes
of the most aristocratic families of
the Bluegrass and is an organ of Lex
ington's fashionable society. Mr. Rob
'fort, and a half-sister, who live in
The funeral was held at the real
dence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Will Have to Close Up.
MIddlesboro, Ky March 22. TTw
Adams express office hero today re
ceived notice not to receive any more
whiskey shipments to be shipped In
to dry territory and tho employes
havo been busy all day returning
whiskey shipments which have been
returnedd from various nnin in
dry territory. Tho Southern Express
tympany Has not as yet given such
notice nnd they are still receiving
shipments for that system Thy are
some ten or twelvo whiskey houses'
In MIddlesboro dclng a shipping bu
siness and the express receipts on
whiskey shipments from this office
are the second largest in the State,
Louisville being first. The whiskey
men are becoming ery much alarmed
over the conditions and no doubt
some of them will have to go out
of business If they are not allowed
to ship their goods.
S. C. Rhode Island Reds.
Eggs $1.00 per 15. Baby chicks 15
cents each. I have a few 1-year-old
hens, $1.00 each. Indian Runner Duc
Eggs, $1.00 per 12. Place your order
now for future delivery.
3M Hartford, Ky.
West Virginia Coal Miners
Agree to Meet Operators,
Semi-Monthly Wages
Check-Weighmen Are
Phlladeelphla, March 24. John P.
White international president 'of the
United Mine Workers of America, an
nounced here tonight that a basis of
settlement satisfactory to the miners
has been eracheed with therepresenta
tf'es of the Paint Creek Collieries
Company, whose miners In West Vir
ginia have been on strike for about
erts himself had gained a high social ' ten monthss.
position here, and as a politician was There are nearly 10,000 men On
the mainspring of the Republican par-(8trllle Jn e We8t Virginia field.
ty of this city and county and of Cen.
tral Kentucky.
To his astute appreciation of the
people and skill In managing men was the Cabin Creek Consolidated
due in a large measure all of the Re- Mining Company continues.
and the expected settlement affect
about 4,000 of them, according to Mr.
White. The strike of the miner of
publican and Fuslonlst victories which.
were such surprises in this county
and city In recent years.
Mr. Roberts was born February 11,
18S8, and had been a resident of thla
city for twenty-five years. Of Welsh
parentage he was a native of Canton,
O., where his father, Edward Roberts
a Baptist Minister, had died during
Mr. Roberts' early childhood. His
mother later married her first hus-
band's brother, and both she and her
second husband are still living at
Canton. Mr. Roberts began newspa
peer work when quite young as a re
porter on the Canton Repository. let
ter he worked on the Cleveland Lea
der, and became Its city editor. In
the spring of 18SS he came to this
city and In connection with a number
of local Republicans ho fouuded the
Kentucky Leader, now tho Lexington
Leader, tho first issue of which aPr,
peared on May 1, 188S. From the
first Mr. Roberts had unfailing faith
in his paper's success and he gradu
ally acquired the Interests of his par
tners until he became Its sole owner.
In tho fall of 1888 he was married
to Miss Anna Trout, of Canton, and
bringing his young wife to this city
she soon became keenly Interested in
his newspaper work and has since
taken an active part in the manage
ment and control of the Leader.
Mr. Roberts served a term as presi
dent of thee Kentucky Press Asso
ciation and In 1911 he was appointed
by Gov. A. E. Wilson as a member
of tho Kentucky Election Commis
sion, and held this position until
last year. He Is survived by bis
wife, who is a sister of tb,e wife of
City Commissioner W. H. MoCorkle;
a Bister, Mrs. Working, of Canton,
whose son, Robert Judson Working,
Is a student at Kentucky State Uni
versity; a half-brother. Grant Rob
erts, who Is Deputy Collector of In
teernal Revenue, posted at Fraak.-
, Negotiations looking toward a set- ,
tleinent have, been In progress for"
some time, Mr. White said, and re
sulted in a conference here, with T. J.
Foster, oi Scranton, Ea., who'iii iden
tified with the Paint Creek Company.
At this conference. Mr. White said.
Mr. Foster assured him' that the com
pany he represented wanted to
reach a settlement, and the two soon
agrreed on a basis.
Mr. White further said that th
company will grant .the miners the''
main demand for which they have
been contending, the right of the
men to organize. This, Mr. White
said would carry with it semi-monthly
pay, check-weighmen, and payment
for a ton of 2,000 pounds.
Mr. White will return to West
Virginia on Monday and will likely
call on Gov. Hatfield to talk over
the situation with him.
"In the course of a few days," PresI
dent White in a statement tonight,
satd, "officials representing both in
terests will meet aud formulate the
details, and thus terminate the long
drawn out strike.
"The unrest among the miners of
the West Virginia coal fields Is so
pronounced that it ls not Improbable
the strike sentiment will spread to
other sections of the State.
Tho union has made extensive
preparations to continue the struggle
luntll the State and the coal' opera
tors of West Virginia conceded the
miners the rights accorded them by
law namely, the right to organize;-semi-monthly
pay day; tho right to
employ check-weighmen and the le
gal ton of 2,000 pounds to be' estab
lished. "Eminent legal counsel, in addition
to that already engaged, will be em
ployed to carry the question involv
ing the- constitutional rights of' Uw
miners to the Supreme Court of taw
United States."

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