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QHp MtpnbikatL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF OHIO COUNTY Fine Job Work. Subscription $1 per Ytar VOL. XXV11I. HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY., FRIDAY, OCTOBER , 1915. No. 12 Mattfttto LOUISVILLE CONFERENCE MF Hartford Filled With Min isters and Delegates. erything Points To One of the Best Sessions in , . History. Ministers and delegates to the koulsvlllu Methodist Conforcnco bo uiiji arriving In Hartford Monday abd by Tuesday night several hun .drcd were here and quartered .In the , homes of Hartford people and vlcin- The conference session was opened ly Bishop James Atkins Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. Dr. S. N. Min or, the conferenco secretary, called ho long roll of members and dele gates, uftcr which ho was re-elected secretary. The Bishop read a scrip ture lesson und made a good talk on the lesson. The address of welcome was made by C. M. Harnett and was responded to by Bishop Atkins. On Tuesday evening the Rev. D. D. Campbell read an Interesting paper on early Methodism In Hartford. Wednesday afternoon Dr. Foote, of Louisville, delivered ono of the ablest sermons ever heard In Hart ford. Wednesday night the anniversary of tUo Church Extension Society was colohrated with strong addresses by Bishop Atkins and Dr. Trice, Asslst- Iy am Becruiurj ui uiu iiuuiu. f YpotttniAv iho conferenco took up the ruports from tho various dls tricta and ministerial charges. They were unusually good. In the afternoon Dr. Itoblnson, of Ellzabcthtown, delivered a strong ad dress and was followed by Dr. Sav age, of Owcnsboro, who preached tho afternoon sermon. Last night tho address was made by Dr. Stewart. All the various commlttccs.through which the real work of the confer once Is done, are hard at work. All the law offices In town, rooms over the Bank of Hartford, and those in the church basement aro taken over by tho committees In this work. Tho conference will closo Monday -when the list of appointments will be read by the Bishop. Tho selection of tho place for holding the next conferenco will take placo at 10 o'clock to-day. Prince ton and Franklin are tho candidates with tho prospects favorablo to the selection of Princeton. , Hartford Is making a great repu tation by the reception given the conference and the splendid way In which the delegates are being treat od. Superintendent Hani UK's Hall Of Fame Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 25. Tho State of Kentucky will shortly have f! unlquo Hall of Fame. It will contain tho portraits of all tho offlclals, high, low and medium, who huvo from tlmo to time graced or otherwise, tho various depart ments of the Stato government, If a plan organized by Stato Superintend ent Barlcsdalo Hamlett Is followed logically thru tho other numerous branches of the State'government. Mr. Hamlett, In order to preserve the historic continuity and succes sion of his office, recently ordered fifteen sepia portraits of all the Stato Superintendents up to tho pres ent time, which now hang in his de partment In the State house, as an example or a warning to those wtio see, them, according to the point of view. The fifteen portraits only cost a hundred and fifty dollars, which, con sidering that tho State is only a cou ple millions in debt, is a very small matter. The State' could not afford Jo -make any appropriation for the In struction of illiterates, so that Mr. Hamlett's Investment In the interest of education Is expeoted to bring largo returns, as one does not have A to be able to read' to see the fifteen "sepias" which, cost tho State 1S0. Seeing that Mr, Hamlett "got by" -with his little bllt with the State aud itor, the preoedeat may now be con sidered established for similar ac tion by tho Stato Board of Prison Conimlsslc.'iers, tll(J state Game Wnr den, tho Stato -Treasurer .and tho Road Commissioner, to secure for tho adornment of tho State house und other State offices, other ten dol lar sepia portraits of tho incumbents ntid their predecessors. There Is plenty of room In the Aud itor's office for scores of portraits of former State Auditors, which can bo obtained for ten dollars each, with room for the portraits of deputy aud itors as well. In tho Secretary of State's offlce to which Mr. Hamlett, with hi plc turo gallery Ideas, now aspires, the wall space will not only accommo date tho smiling faces of the thirty or forty moro or less distinguished citi zens who have at one time or another held ' down Dr. Crecellus' Job, but many others. So that It would not be at all surprising to see Automo bile Commissioner Byers Investing ten dollars of State's money In a nice sepia print, sixteen by twenty, fram ed, to start a gallery of the noted automobile desk incumbents. Thus far tho $90,000 pumping plant and heating system in connec tion with the big Capitol Is devoid of sepia prints, but It will be a serious oversight If the years pass by and no gallery of engineers and firemen and oilers who hnvo faithfully served the Stato In their honorable capacities Is established. Of course, with the' system of ro tation In office which is so popular at B'rankfort, there is a possibility that the samo faces may appear succes sively In the seplagallerles of the dif ferent departments. Thus, It Is a question whether. In the event of Mr. Hamlett's election, he plans to take his ten dollar sepia likeness, paid for by lie State, from Its place on the wall In the superintendent's ofTlco and hang It In the Secretary of State's office, or whether he plans to buy a new ten dollar sepia, leaving tho old one to ornament Its present environment, together with the bird book extravagance and the colored Institute scandal. It Is likely that Mr. Hamlett pro poses to buy a new sepia. With the State only a couple of millions In debt, few taxpayers will be so nigg ardly as to intimate that a ten dollar picture of an offlce holder Is an ex travagance, altho it might occur to some that ten dollars represents the State tax on two thousand dollars worth of property. It will be interesting to ask the man who own a little nome or farm worth just two thousand dollars, and who honestly pays his taxes whether he fully approves of the entire amount of his State tax being spent to buy a sepia, sixteen by twenty, of some happily obscure politician, as a part of the educational development of the Stute. Lyceum Lecture. The firbt locture of the 1915-1G Lyceum Course will bo delivered ut the College Monday night, October 4, at eight o'clock by the Welsh Wit and Humorist. Dr. Arthur Wal wyn Evans. Dr. Evans Is a relative of David Lloyd George, Chancellor of tho Exchequer of Great Britain, and is now pastor of one of the largest congregational churches In Southern Ohio. For the last three successive seasons Dr. Evans has lectured at the largest chatauqua assembly in Ohio, in such company as Bryan, Htllls, Conwell and others as well known. No one should de ny himself the pleasure of hearing this most eloquent and witty speak er. Drawing for tickets will be held at the Ohio County Drug Co's store today at 3:30 p. m. Popular prices prevail.. v Domestic Issues. The Tariff Is the issue which em bar.ras.ies the Democrats. They en tered upon control of tho Govern ment with a big surplus In the Treas ury, with every factory running full tlmo and every man who wanted work finding it in plenty. They up set a Tariff which accomplished this, turned a surplus Into a deficit before the war came, declared a war tax, though wo were not at war; flooded our markets with foreign goods, shut down factories and threw millions out of work. To a land of peace do mestic Issues like these are more po tent than the safo steering of the ship of state when the, opposlta party Is doing all within Its power to help steer safely. Watertown (N. Y.J Staudard, A FEARFUL EXPLOSION Two Hundred Injured When Gasoline Explodes. Little Town in Oklahoma Scene of Sudden and Frightful Calamity. Ardmore, Okla., Sept. 28. Forty five bodies have ben recovered ear ly today from the ruins of tho struc tures razed by the explosion of a gasoline tank car here yesterday. Twenty-ono were negroes, one Indian The property damaged is estimated at a million. At least 200 persons were hurt, some perhaps fatally. As the search continued more bodies were found. At 10 o'clock the official death list wa's 52. Thirty three were white. With tho exception of uncovering a score or more of bodies rescuers continued searching today the ruins of business houses and public build ings of victims of yesterday's explo sion. ' Thirty-six bodies were early recov ered. First estimates of over 50 dead and $500,000 property damage still were unchanged officially, but it was believed that these figures would prove too small when the final story of the disaster was written. In addi tion to the bodies believed still In the ruins, It Is feared, that several of the two hundred persons Injured will succumb, making a probable death list of three score. Investigation of the cause of tho dlsnster was started by city exocut tves today. It Is supposed that 'a spark from a hammer" of one of the workmen repairing the car ignited the gasoline. Eye-witnesses said flames shot into the air for a distance of 200 feet im mediately preceding the explosion which scatered the flaming liquid for blocks, thus starting scores of fires In the buildings, wrecked by the concussion. Most of the persons killed were crushed under falling walls, some of them more than a block away from the scene of the explosion. Ardmore today virtually was under martial law while business was sus pended to permit the work -of rescue to proceed with greater speed. One hundred special deputies had been sworn In to prevent disorder. The down town business section presented a picture of disaster. One block of main street, from the rail road station to the Whlttington ho tel, having been razed by the explo sion, many buildings on the opposite side of the street destroyed, and the plate glass ifront of nearly every store In town damaged. ' The greater part of the city was In darkness last night the electric lights have been cut off owing to the dan ger from prostrate wires. Many in stances of heroism and freakish re sults of tho exploston were recounted today by persons who witnessed the explosion and themselves escaped with slight bruises. Many clocks about the city stopped at 2:35 o'clock, are curious 'remind ers of tho wptoslon. Til-: Ions In tntc glass alone,, Una been estlnifcteo it f 0 000. Democratic "Opening." Monday was Democratic Day. Re publicans were not "In it." The campaign was oponed as were sev eral other things if reports are true. Some Democrats recklessly claim 12,000 present, 100 autos in the pa rade and the world turned up side down, pf course people generally know that such stuff Is not true, and hereabouts it has got to be a fashion to look to the Republican for the truth. We overheard two demo crats talking the next morning, and one of them said. "Well I want' to see what the Republican has to say about It." Well, the Republican can say almost anything about the meet ing from pick-pockets and fisticuffs to beautiful ladles and handsomo turnouts, and tell the truth. All were here. According to the esti mates of the best democratic judges we heard talk, there were somewhere from 4,000 to 0,000 on the ground. The procession which formed at the depot upon the arrival of the special I train at 10 o'clock was well arranged 'and made a good appearance. It ws not so long as somo claim, how ever, as it took less than six min utes for it to pass a given point. Everything was orderly and nice, but thero was absolutely no enthusiasm, As the Stanley auto approached the Citizen's Bank corner, Mr. Stanley's bare pate Blione In the sun beautiful ly and one little "yap" was heard. Mr. Stanley was evidently somewhat encouraged by this, and arose to bow, when ttiere were other voices heard, possibly five or six, but no more. Then the procession quietly wended ... . ., , 'the gnngs under indictment will set went about our work. Upon arrival , , ,...,'. .. , . , ,,,., an example for that lawless element at-. the fair ground, we are told that .. , . , . . .,,,... tt -ttr t r, . ii j .... that has been darlrr,? anything-m that Hon. W. L. Porter presided and that . , .... ... .. v " . I county for the last several months, addresses were made by Congress- , .. ... ... , . . ,. T . , , , According to Judge Blrkhead, and man Thomus, Judge Black and somo!,. , A, ? , , .... u . m i , .. .. It 's the opinion of many of the law others. Mr. Stanley spoke after the . , ,, , , . ' , .. . , , . . . . i abiding citizens of Ohio county those noon hour. His voice was shattered I ., ,..., . . n.;1 franilantlv K1sa ntwl mniln n I u.iu t.ciuuii uiuivg uuiA uiauc u noise like a false note on a violin. We heard htm for a while, during, which time he was erecting cob hniiena ntlrt ilnmnltalilnfT (tiam Vartr ... . . ,. ' . .. I could hear what was said and the . j i ,i j, , , u j i, i number gradually diminished until' the close. What .Was supposed to be enough bread, burgoo and roasted meat to feed, all comers was prepared. And there -was probably plenty prepared, but the arrangements for .its distri bution was poor. The result was thai; the throng became impatient, these restless at not being served and finally resolved Itself Into a mob and broke over the lines. From that time on there was nothing barred but the strangle hold, catch as catch can style. More food was carried off and destroyed than was eaten, with result that very many did not get dinner. To add to the trouble, while the rush was on, pick-pockets got in their work and many were relieved of their cash and other valuables, several hundred dollars In cash and valuable papers were In this way tak- r, .. ., , . en .fropiVsPectlng Innocents. . To add still further to the inter est of tilts most interesting occasion a number .of rows were started and blows were struck in several cases. Oh, It was a glorious "opening" for the campaign. The speech of Mr. Stanley was one of the .small Inci dents of the otherwise eventful day. A diligent search failed to locate . . , ,. . , State Chairman Van Zant, Com mltteeman Urey Woodson, Senator Beckham, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Mc Chesney or Gen. Fercy Haley, because they were not here. The town was beautifully decor ated, all hands and the cook joining in the general good, fellowship. While the Lord-seemed to smile on the occasion in the early part of the day he must have been displeased I with the conduct at the fair ground, for just as the speaking closed, the . tain began to eoma down In torrenU and continued until night. Probably . ninety per cent of the gathered hosts went home drenched, few having come prepared for rain. We believe the Republicans were better pleased with the day and its results than were the Democrats, many of whom were disgusted with many things connected with it. It was a good day for Morrow. Enough meetings like It and his election Is secure. Glascow Republican. Investigating Electlou. Winchester, Ky sept. 7. A subpoena was Issued today for Judge W. Rodes Shackelford and his broth- A, ttntAS QhnnVnlfnp1 ImMi nt TMnh ' er, Bates Shackelford, both of Rich mond, to appear before the Clark county grond jury tomorrow and tes tify in regard to the recent primary In Which Judge Shackelford defeated Judge Benton for the nomination. Last week Judge Shackelford's bank account was eramlned, but the grand jury disclosed but two checks given between July 1 and September 1, 1915. Judge Benton offered to testify before the grand jury after de livering his charge to the body two weeks ago, but so far he has not been called. Delivers. Strong' Charge. Lexington, Ky., Sept. 27. Circuit Judge Charles Kerr, in instructing tho grand jury today, directed their attention to tho fact that the wisdom or unwisdom of enaclng a law was not to be considered by them In their deliberations, but that they Bhould doal only with the consideration of whether the law had been violated' or not. His charge in regard to of fenses against the election laws was particularly strong. III V MAT TDV flTUED , iTlt I llUl I HI UIjIlK POSSUM HUNTER CASES Thought Ring Leaders In Others May Not Havre1 Trial The possum hunters nre things of the past in Ohio county, according to. I Judge T. F. Btrkhead. The recent nnnvlptlnn nt fit', nt tlia tnntav, P - lCVit, IUU1 of circuit court held at Hartford will learn, before their terms have expired in the penitentiary, that the county of Ohio will not. stand any longer foe. the cruel and inhuman . ?. . ... . outrages uiui nave Deen commmea - in that section of the-state. There are still many Indictments: pending against persons charged whhX the same offense that the Ave men lire, who are wearing stripes behind the bars. The prosecutions will be call ed again at the October term of court, but whether or not they will be,, tried rest entirely with Commonwealth's Attorney Rlngo. If the prosecuting attorney Is convinced that the leaders are in the penitentiary, and there is some doubt as to the others indicted voluntarily entering these midnight mobs and gangs of lawless men these men may go free, otherwise they -will be tried and must suffer the corise-'l quences of the law. At all events It Is safe to predict that the whipping of men and women in Ohio county Is a thing of the past. The officials of that county are cog- mzam oi me laci mat. umi element- mmTn tfc-'nnt. rages will take a lesson from those who are now In the penitentiary. The officers that stepped in and took the lead in these proceedings, acted with the hearty approval of, many of the good citizens of Ohio county, and no longer will depredations and outrage- , , vwU. .-.. --' Ifor fear of .meeting a fate like the ntio a AArtml t In fhit AAttntv fate, of those who by their own con fessions are now paying the pen alty of their crimes behind prison bars. Owensboro Inquirer. Stanley's Speech at Beaver Dam, (Contributed.) A. O. Stanley in his SDeech. at Dam Saturdav evaded all the speclflc ,8guea and deaU laviahiy ,n generaluIes u ghou,d be remem. bered bjr those who henrd it( as a foreD8lcal circumlocution by which, Mr- stanley boped (o 6mother and Ufle th(J mam ,gsuea wh,cn he ahou,d . nVA ,.-.- fhprphv c.ivine his hearers in the belief that he had met those Issues squarely and had prov ed that his position with, reference to them is unassailable. From an In telligent, well-posted voter'ri view. polnt the Bpeech was a co,ossa, taU. ure, and, in the light of what has been happening during the present administration at Washington and Frankfort, it utterly disregarded the common Intelligence. Nothing at all was said concerning Mr. Stanley's position on any of the following vital issues: The State debt of $3,275,000; our wretched . 1 a, . ,UM JAA AAA IT fin system Of taxation; the 400,000 Ken tucklans disfranchised by a shameful gerrymander; a corrupt practice act; the broken promise of tho Democrat ic leaders to pass needed laws; con cerning our penal Institutions, truBts, and lobbying. He never said any thing about our multltudious commis sions, fire marshalls, and additional now otllces created by the last Legis lature, or what he would do with them, should he be elected. No as surance whatsoever was given the voters of Ohio county that Mr. Stan ley and his ticket do not sanction all the mistakes and follies of the pres ent administration, or that ho and his colleagues will not commit the same heinous sins. There was no mention of Mr. Morrow's damning charges concerning reckless, will ful expenditure of the people's mon ey against the Democratic candi date for Secretary of State, and, no assurance was given that Mr. Ham fett will reform, should" he be elect ed to the offlce to which he aspires. ire never expressed his approval or disapproval ot fair and' honest elec tions, altho Judge James P. Gregory' late charge to tho Louisville grand Jury, concerning violations of the election laws, Is fresh In every vot er's mind, as Is also the later decis ion of Judge Quarles compelling tho two Democratic election commission ers for Louisville to make a cholco of election officers for November from a list lawfully submitted to them. A part of Judge Gregory's charge to that grand Jury Is as follws: "There Is not nny question in tho mind of any fair man who has taken pains to Inform himself even slightly as to the result of the primary of Au gust 8 that repeated violations of tho law were committed. The people having the legal right to participate In that primary were not allowed to " determine for themselves what Ita results should be, but in dozens and probably more than a hundred In stances their voice was stifled by the deliberate, premeditated, act of elec tion thieves who commit any form of theft or perjury tHat is necessary to effect their purpose:.'- Tho crookedness referred to in tho above, evidently, was ia the contest for the Democratic nomination for Governor, because Edwin. P. Morrow had. no opposition. Judge Gregory Is a Democrat. In the light ot these facts, It does seem that Mr. Stanley would, hav.e, something to say concern ing what his position on fair and hon est election was In the primary and what it will be In November. In the course of his discussion, Mr. Stanley asserted that what-ever of vital Interest to the people a party leaves out ot Its platform should be considered, as'recelving the sanction of the party. By the same method of reasoning, evidently, Mr. Stanley jpnslders the present administration uc, rranxiori a perieci one ana an of jts acts wholesome and salubri ous, else, by his own assertion, wo know that- he would have caused his convention to adopt a plank con demning It. He sanctions all of the administration's sins of omission arnf coramtsslon. By his method" of reasoning, to be logical, he believes (hat it was right for the Legislature- ' to pass the Insurance Rating Bill which drove every fire insurance company out ot the State, left mill- , Ions of dollars worth of property without protection, and eventually compelled the governor and other. State officers to sign a "gentleman's agreement" not to enforce the law. According to his own reasoning, evi dently, he believes that l a an act of true statesmanship and an evi dence ot efficiency for our legisla tors to pass a two and a half cent railroad fare bill, but, in doing' so, to "forget" the school boy enacting clause, thereby making It null and void and compelling "the great com mon people" to pay into the cofertf" of our greatest trjst the railroads r hundreds of thousands of dollars. Thua by hli own method of reasoning, he Is highly contradictory In his coif" demnation of the trusts add his ad vocacy ot an anti-trust law means nothing, for by his own Interpreta tion of his party's platform he aids and abets the trusts the railroads In their extortions. Mr. Stanley's speech lasted one hour and thirty minutes. Of this time, It took him one hour to dls; cuss "Invisible government"" and' "Trusts." He never Informed his hearers that practically the only lob byists whom wo haye, or have ever had, In Kentucky are Democratic pol iticians. In discussing the trusts, he eould not refer to a single Dem ocratic anti-trust law, but instead, he had to "import" from the nation al arena the Republican "Sherman Anti-Trust Act." In referring t to "Invisible government," he could not quote a single patriotic, cosmopoli tan, Democratic statesman, but in stead, he had to "borrow" from our Republican patriarch, Elthu Root. Mr. Stanley concluded his speech by rendering a doxology to Woodrow Wilson, But, quoting tho Loulsvlllo Herald, "This Is not a national elec tion. It is well to remember that and to emphasize It in view ot tho insistence ot brother Stanley aud 0 those behind nlm that this victory , Is needed to hearten President Wilson r and that, not to support blm and, hip j, motley crew Judge Black, wb, iV ,j would make a Sahara of the, pom- . monwealth, and those otherd who , 1 Vl would open prayer with ,o(.ajrlf screw , Is to rebuke the adwlnjstratlorju"., i u , ,i ; .. t. TTTj tJi i r. r MORROW WILL BE HKRB OCT. 11. YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS HIS GREAT SPEECH ON STATE ISSUES.