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When These Things Happened In
.Paris, As Told in THE
HEWS' Piles?
There's no denying that to most
f us there is a certain satisfaction
Sm reviewing the events of long ago,
as they are presented to us, either
casually or by force of some remin
iscent strain of the moment. And
to those who lived here in the long
ago the recalling of events in the
old days of Paris affords a peculiar
satisfaction all its own. They, per
haps, more than we who have
grown used to the old place, will
appreciate these items, taken at
random from a copy of THE BOUR
BON NEWS of Tuesday, May 2,
It would be mirthful for oneV op
tics to fall on Bally Paton riding a
T)icycle, but it would hardly provoke
a grin for Bally to fall on one's
Mrs. Col. Bob Stoner has execut
ed in fine style, a painting of the
Rev. Geo. O. Barnes, on a china tea
0. J. Wiggins, of Covington, and
Thos. H. Waller, of Cincinnati,
who, by the way, are among the
cleverest and most prosperous young
business men in those cities, spent
Sunday in this city and vicinity.
Under the new-time schedule, Cin
cinnatians are allowed excursion
rates to the High Bridge every Sun
day, where they can stop three
hours and return on the regular
evening train.
Mclntyre & Swiney have named
their chestunti colt by Wanderer
dam Katie Pearce, "McNicol" in
konor of the great St. Louis tailor
of that name. This colt is a full
brother to Lizzie S. and will be
handled by Burt Scully.
John Stuart wants to borrow a
fine saddle horse and a brass band,
to take him to the Conclave at Cov
ington. Owing to no free passes being
given over the Southern road, Crad
dock hasn't monkeyed over to the
gospel stand at Georgetown a single
Mr. Burt Scully's stable from
Bourbon county, composing thirteen
flyers, arrived to-day. Look out for
a dark one among this string. Burt
is a second "Summer Coon." Lex
ington News.
Ike Smith, colored, the driver of
Keller Thomas' stallion, New York,
died of apoplexy the other night.
Ike was the trainer of Steinway,
Gen. Croxton, Lady Monroe, Mollie
Long, and several good ones.
THE NEWS is arranging a whist
ling match between Ike Duffy and
Ben Booker. A twenty pound wa
termelon will be given for the first
prize, and a circus ticket for the
second. The preludatory piece will
be ourangoutang reel. All Lexing
ton editors will be invited.
The marriage of Miss Maggie
Ferguson, the accomplished and at
tractive daughter of J. W. Fergu
son, one of Bourbon's largest land
and stock owners, to Mr. Thomas H.
Waller, a good ldoking, clever and
successful lumber merchant of Cin
cinnati, is announced to take place
on Tuesday, June 13th.
Joe Dickey is evidently looking
for a flood. He has a skiff' chained
on a cliff one hundred feet above
high, water mark.
Jim Taylor reports having seen a
whippool-will in town the other
evening. That's nothing there's
a whip-poor-Dick up town every
day all the time.
Col. Caldwell reports the follow
ing court days sales: 11 two-year-old
cattle, at $30 per head; 9 do.,
at $37; 13 do., at $26.30. More
machinery on the market than ever
before and business duller. No good
horses on the market. A few East
ern buyers for horses bought a few
good ones privately.
The will of the late C. V. Higgins,
Sr., was probated yesterday. The
homestead residence and furniture
and $50,000 in cash were given to
the wiwow; the Texas land to Matt
Stone's children; and the balance
of the' estate to be equally divided
between C. V. Higgins, Jr., and his
grandson, W. E. Hibler that of
Hibler being entailed. The estate is
estimated at about $300,000. C. V.
Higgins, Jr., and Russell Mann
were the executors, without secur
ity. Lizzie Smoot maliciously struck
'lawyer' John Jones on the forehead
with a rock Saturday, and covered
his innocent simplicity with about a
quart of unnecessarily shed blood.
The 'lawyer' demands that his white
pals shall see that justice is dealt
to the arrogant lassie.
Turney & Hart made the follow
ing sales last Saturday: To G. F.
Griffith, Dayton, Ohio, a fine ba
rouche gelding; to John Ross, a
"Vindexman, fine and stylish, to Hen
Ty Bryant, a nice combined geld
ing; to T. C. Jefferson, a Harrison
Chief geWJtfg- '
Seventh District Congressman Announces Can
didacy For Nomination
Strong Statement of His Position on State Issues Trib
ute to Woodrow Wilson
I have been much impressed with
the campaign conducted by numerous
Kentucky newspapers demanding that
a business man only should be nom
inated for Governor. I am in sympa
thy with this movement. I have wait
ed for weeks for some outstanding
Democrat and business man to an
nounce his candidacy. In fact, I have
on numerous occasions talked with
one of the most successful business
men and one of the most loyal Demo
crats in the State, urging him to run
for the Democratic nomination for
Governor, and offered my support in
case he should make the race. This
gentleman declined to enter the race.
Many active Democratic men and
women in all sections of the State
have asked me to stand for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor. I
have decided to announce as a can
didate. The fact that I own and operate
several farms in Scott and Fayette
Counties I believe entitles me to be
classed as a business man. If I do
not come under the classification of
a business man, then the newspapers
demanding a business man for Gov
ernor have shut out of political con
sideration every farmer in the State.
The farmer of today is as much a
business man as the merchant, broker,
banker or manufacturer. The great
majority of the business men of Ken-
teucky are farmers, and being one of
them I believe I know their trials and
hardships, and that if I am elected
Governor I can be of service to them
and to the State as a whole, because
when the farmer prospers all lines of
business share in that prosperity.
The chief problems to be solved in
Kentucky are in the main of an agri
cultural nature, and Kentucky has not
had a farmer Governor for almost
forty years. The Governor of the
State can personally attend to but a
small part of the State's business.
Most of the business of the State is
actually transacted by those whom the
Governor appoints under the laws
passed by the Legislature. The busi- J
ness of organization is the chief duty
of the Governor, and it is absolutely
necessary for the welfare of the State
that the Governor work in harmony
with the State Legislature and the or
ganizations of the various State De
partments. Iii recent years I have been charged
with the duty of "getting thousands of
men and women into compact work
ing organizations, both in a political
and in a business way. In 1916 I was
State Chairman of the Democratic
Campaign Committee in Kentucky
which rolled up a majority of nearly
thirty thousand for the Democratic
ticket, and in that organization there
were fen thousand active men and
women in the State. For three years
I was State President of the Society
of Equity with its thousands of farm
er members, and this was the organ
ization which was one of the pioneer
movements teaching cooperation
among the farmer. Years ago this
organization did, the work which is
now being carried on on a larger scale
by several splendid Farmers' Organ
izations of today.
I mention these matters simply to
show that I have had experience on a
large scale along organization lines,
which make up in part the duties of
the Governor. To properly organize
the mans branches of the State Gov
ernment is a job requiring experience
in organization work. I am convinced
that the voters of the State are more
interested in the platforms that the
candidates stand for than in the can-
, t it. r
Hon. Campbell Cantrili, Candidate For Governor
didates themselves, and I consider it
proper in my announcement to very
briefly state some of the leading is
sues which are of interest to the citi
zens of Kentucky. In announcing my
self as a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for Governor, I wish to
emphasize the fact that I consider
the Governorship of our State the
highest honor which can be given a
Kentuckian, and I pledge myself to
the people of Kentucky that if
elected Governor, under no circum
stances would I seek the Senatorship
or any other office but would fill out
the term completely for which I was
elected. No man in the Governor's
chair can give the State his best ser
vice when he has his eye on some fu
ture political preferment.
I favor a Primary Election to deter
mine the nomination of the Demo
cratic candidate for the Governorship.
I believe it would be political suicide
for our Party to make the nomination
in any other way. Only in a Primary
Election can the women voters of the
State give full expression to -their po
litical opinions.
I think the greatest service a pub
lic officer can render the State at this
time is to attend strictly to the busi
ness of the State and to leave it to
the business men to handle their own
business and to the people to regulate
their own affairs, so long as they do
not violate our present laws. To make
it still plainer, I think we have enough
laws at present regulating the busi
ness and the every-day life of the
There is a tendency in the country
today to keep piling on the statute
books laws regulating the business and
private affairs of the citizens. I am
of the opinion that it is the part of
wisdom that we learn our present
laws and obey them rather than to
bring into disrepute all law by further
restrictive legislation.
If I am elected Governor, all laws
on the statute books will be thor
oughly and carefully enforced as far
as my powers will reach. The chief
concern in tho State and Nation to
day is the strict enforcement of law
and the absolute maintenance of peace
and order. For the security of the
individual and for the protection of
property rights, law and order must be
If elected Governor, I pledge the
best that is within me to carry out
this statement.
If elected, pardons will be scarce at
Frankfort, especially for the crime of
taking human life. The reputation of
our State must be bettered along this
High taxation is the sore spot with
the people in the State and Nation.
The legislative branch of our State
Government writes the tax laws, but
if elected Governor I will work with
the Legislature in every way possible
to bring about the lowering of our tax
es. As a farmer I know what the
burden of taxation is to the farmer
and business man and home' owner,
and every effort must be made to re
duce taxation.
The time has come when a halt
must be called in increasing our State
debt, and every effort to reduce it
must be made. The obligations of
debt are made by the State Legisla
ture and not by the Governor, but if
I am elected I will earnestly insist
that State expenditures be kept with
in the revenue so that our debt will
not be increased in the next Admin
istration. Every effort must be made
to reduce the State debt and if I am
elected the veto power will be used
to tlie limit to keep the appropriations
within the revenue of the State, If
is necessary to do so.
I am heartily in favor of the con
struction of a highway system which
will closely tie together our people
in all sections of the State. As a
matter of fact, Kentuckians do not
know each other as they should and
we have three distinct sections in our
Commonwealth. Many of our problems
would be solved if the three sections
of the State were linked together by
good roads, so that our people could
really know each other and work to
gether for the common good. I am
informed by expert men who have
studied this question that this plan
can be carried out without increased
taxation on existing property.
Good roads and good schools go to
gether and every citizen will agree
that everything possible should be
done for the education of our chil
dren. I would like to see our public
schools the equal of those of any
State in the Union and I will work to
that end. I am also of the opinion
that every encouragement possible
should be given to our State Univer
sity and that it be placed on a plane
equal to the University of any other
State. If I am elected Governor I
will stay on the job and give the State
a business administration, and the
best that is within me.
If elected Governor, I will call to
my aid some of the leading business
men in different lines and seek ther
counsel tand support in solving the
many difficult problems which con
front our people. No man can solve
these problems alone, and the can
didate who promises to do so is the
worst type of a demagogue seeking
votes. If elected, I promise to do the
very best I can with the counsel and
advice of leading men and women of
our State to solve our business diffi
culties for the best interests of the
I enter this race free from any
political promises and absolutely free
from any help or promise of help in
anyway from any business firm or
corporation anywhere.
It is well known to the State that
for years I have been an advocate of
cooperative organization among the
farmers. Farming is the chief busi
ness in Kentucky and I am delighted
that our cooperative organizations are
proving so successful. I congratulate
the bankers of Kentucky on the stand
they have taken in supporting the
Farmers' Cooperative Movement, and
as 'a farmer I thank them for their
help in our time of need. For the
past two years I have been actively at
work in the field to organize the
farmers, both in the Burley District
and the Black Patch, and I trust I
will be pardoned when I state that I
have always paid my own expenses in
these campaigns. This has been a
considerable sum for a man of ray
limited means but was glad to make
the contribution oi both time and
means to help perfect our Farmers'
I believe in equitable and living wages
for men and women in all lines of in
dustry. The best interests of the Natioi
are served when those who labor own
their own homes and can give their loved
ones not only the necessities of life but
the comforts as well.
I am unalterably opposed to the injec
tion of partisan politics into the manage
ment of the penal and charitable institu
tions of the State.
Under our present system of elections
we have an election in Kentucky every
year. Much money could be saved to the
tax-payers in registrations and elections
and the people relieved of much worry
if we consolidated our elections. I favor
any plan which will bring about this
I have the highest regard for the dis
tinguished gentleman who has announced
as a candidate for Governor and for
those whose announcements I am in
formed will soon be forthcoming. No
act or utterance of mine will mar the
campaign. .We have had' entirely too
much strife within our own party in the
past and I am hopeful that the campaign
will be settled upon the merits of the
candidates themselves and. their issues,
so that when the decision is made we
will go into the final election with a
united Democratic Party. I am inform
ed by many active Democrats in all parts
of the State that if I am nominated we can
expect to poll the full vote of the Party,
and after months of careful survey and
investigation I am convinced that if
nominated I can build up an organization
Which will carry our "Party to success in
the final election beyond any question. I
am absolutely sincere in my desire to
serve Kentucky. For four years in the
House of Representatives in Kentucky, for
four years in the State Senate, and for
fourteen years in the Congress of the
United States I have represented a great
and a patriotic people. In the last two
elections I have not had opposition from
the Republican Party. The people of the
Seventh Congressional District would not
have given me this service if I had
neglected the business entrusted to me.
I have faithfully tried to serve them, and
if elected Governor my ambition will be
to render a full measure of service.
I served in Congress under the leader
ship of that great President, "Woodrow
Wilson, and always gave him and his
policies loyal support. When my Party
called me to manage the State Campaign
in 1916 for President Wilson I accepted
the responsibility, and we carried the
State by an overwhelming majority. Al
though a man of moderate means I paid
the deficit of that campaign amounting
to a good many thousands of dollars and
have never regretted .the expenditure.
In 1920 the National Democratic Commit
tee, called me to New York to take
charge of the organization work there,
and for months I labored day and night
for Party success. We knew that condi
tions were such that we could not win
but we fought as best we could to the
last ditch. I mention these personal mat
ters to show that 1 have tried to give
something in leturn for the favors
which my -Party has shown to me.
' It is well known that farm lands and
real estate in the cities are bearing
heavy burdens of taxation. If I am elect
ed Governor, I will make a full investiga
tion of the taxes being paid by all class
es of property and if it is found that
certain classes of property are escanine
their share of taxes, then I will certainly
recommend legislation to remedy this de
fect in our taxing system.
Recent political developments demon
strate that theie is a splendid opportu
nity under pioper leadership to brine
eastern Kentucky and the largest city to
our uommonweaitn oack into the Demo
cratic fold. If elected Governor, I will
make every effort to Agive such a good
administration and to work in harmony
with the Democrats from the sections of
our State mentioned above, that there
wiU be no doubt about the outcome in
future elections.
No doubt other issues will arise during
the campaign and so far as I am con
cerned they will be openly and frankly
met. I submit my candidacy to the
democracy of the State with the hope
that it will prove acceptable.
That money and property you have will keep your loved
ones after you are gone if it is handled and conserved for
them as you are now doing. This can be done if you appoint
our Trust Department as your EXECUTORS. Then men
of known ability in finance and investments will look after
it for you and account for every penny. Come in now and
talk it over. We want to explain what we mean by MA
Living Trust." We will welcome you.
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