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Terms 1 Per Year in Advance BARBOURVILLE KENTUCKY FRIDAY JUNE 19 1908 Fifth Year Vol 5 No 19
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t Given Caleb Powers Upon His Arri i
f val Home Sunday Morning
It Fully One Thousand People Met Him at the Depot
< to Welcome Him Back to Loved Ones
Mr Powers Gave Pine Address Upon Reaching Court House
c < LastSunday morning when the
30 BO train arrived tit the depot
fully one thousand people had
gathered there to welcome Hon
Caleb Powers back to his old
home and friends
The special edition of the
Mountain Advocate that was is
sued on Saturday afternoon an
pouncing the pardon and stating
that he would arrive on the morn
ing train was read by hundreds
Jof people and every one was aux
iously expecting him to arrive
Mr Powers and the friends i
Vvho had accompanied him from I
Georgetown took a sleeper at
JuirCtion City at midnight on
Saturday night and went through
to Pennington Gap Va where
they got oil and took breakfast
in time to return on the next
train which brought them back
to thiscity at 10 00 Sunday morn
The meeting of Mother Powers
and her son was indeed a pathet I
ic one and brought tears of the I
r throng that had gathered
No sooner was his familiar form
seen to appear upon the platform
of the rear coach than a shout
of joy went up from the multi
tude hats and handkerchiefs
were waving and everyone was
eager for an opportunity to clasp I
his hand
The Red liens Band played
My Old Kentucky Home and
never before did it have such a
true meaning as on this occasion
when Caleb Powers had set foot
on old Knox county soil
He was + escorted to a carriage in
waiting and with his dear old
r mother and sister by Ins side he
was driven by Col John G Mat
thews directly to the courthouse
led by the Red Mens Band and
followed by the entire populace
of tho city and surrounding coun
Upon reaching the courthouse
he was escorted to the large
Circuit Court room which packed f
to the doors in a few moments
all anxious to hear a word from
him As soot as quiet was re
stored Col Matthews in a few
well chosen words introduced I
a the speaker
Mr Powers arose with tears of
t t + joy glistening in his eyes and
k with a look of pleasure beaming
r forth from his face said
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t iiO Ladies and gentlemen friends j
and neighbors I feel somewhat
x l q like a young lady did when a gnlI
ay ° lant young gentleman had just
proposed She said Oh this is
r so sudden and so unexpected
t And this great demonstration
today and the call for a speech
upon this occasion is so sudden
1 I Jand so unexpected that I scarce
1sny or where to end And while
my health will not permit an ex
tended speech I cannot refrain
I from saying at least a few words
+ upon this occasion by far and by
5 long odds the happiest occasion
of my whole life
r r Perhaps never in the history
of all the world has there been
j paid such a tribute and honor to
y any man emerging from the walls
r of a bastile as you have paid me
l tP r1 this day by your assembling to
ii > v gather here thousands in num
flff1 t bGrio moetmp and welcome me
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back to your midst and to my
This demonstration here to
day can mean but one thing It
has but one significance and this
is that those among whom I have
been born and reared those that
have had an opportunity to know
me better than any other
people on the face of the earth
want to say and do say to all the
world that you disbelieve in and
repudiate the foul charges
I brought against my fair name
i This demonstrations means
I if it melans anything that you
approve of my course and con
duct for the last nine or ten years
as your public servant and fel
low townsman and that you are
here today to manifest your in
terest in my integrity and my
u My friends I appreciate it I
appreciate it more than any II
words of mine can well express
My heart swells up with grati
tude and emotion when I think
of the loyalty and devotion you
have all shown for me from my
boyhood up I came to your town
here and entered Union College
when a green country boy only
fifteen years of age I had not
been here but a few months till
i one of your wealthiest merchants
and uowone of your prominent i
i bankers and business men ofler
clime a position as clerk in his
store I hadnot dreamed of
such a compliment and su chan I
honor and under all the
circumstances considering how
little I knew about his busi
ness I think it one of the great
est compliments and greatest
honors ever paid me in my life
U A year or more after when
but a mere lad 1 was employed
as a teacher in one of your best
public schools In a few years
following that when I was bare
ly old enough to hold the place
I was elected by tho voters of
this county as your Superinteud
ent of Public Schools doing
what no other candidate from
Knox county has ever done be
fore or since receiving every
vote in my home precinct
After the expiration of my
first term as Superintendent of
Schools I was renominated and
reelected and the poisi
tion of Sperin endent was then
and is now the most unpopular
cDilice within the gift of the peo
ple of this county I was the only
man holding a county office at
the time who succeeded in hav
ing himself renominated for any
county office
Mr Powers then went on to
give a short history of his career
from the time that ho left his
native county to take up his du
ties of Secretary of State at
Frankfort and also gave a short
account of his campaigning lu
ring the troublesome times of the
Taylor Goobel race
His description ot the times I
prior to and following the assasi
nation of Senator Goebel when
Frankfort was thronged to over
flowing with politicians hangers
on and soldiers was most lucid
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and stirring to a degree and
I when he had finished after a
brief account of his incarceration
in the various county jails and
I the four trials which he was
forced to undergo the great
throngs which stood on tiptoe to
hear his every word rushed
about him and overwhelmed him
with their wishes for his good
health and prosperity
After his address which was a
pleasure to everyone to hear
hundreds of other crowded up to
shake his hand and wish him un
bounded success Lie was finally
taken to residence of Mr W II
Green on River street where
he spent the remainder of
the day and was allowed to rest
until evening From 7 until 0
oclock a reception was given in
his honor and almost every per
son in town were there
Those in the receiving line
were Judge F D Sampson Mrs
A V Hopponr Mother Powers
Hon Caleb Powers Mrs W W
Tinsloy Mayor Robert W Cole
Mrs D W Clark Col John G
Matthews Mrs A N Herndon
Judge Win Lewis and Editor
n W Clark
Punch was serverd to all the
guests tho punch bowl was pre
I Sampson and Mrs R W Cole
II1rW II Green and Mrs F D
Sampson met all the guests and
passed them through the receiv
ing line
It was indeed a grand day for
Barbourville and one which will
never be forgoten when after
j core than eight years Knox
county had the pleasure of
receiving and welcoming back
her distinguished son of whom
she has just cause to feel proud
Mr Powers will leave in a few
days for the Springs where he
hopes to recuperate and gain
back his strength and will again
be his former self as of your
Me has received such an enor
mous bulk of telegrams and let
ters of congratulations that it
i would be entirely out of question
for him to think of trying to ac
knolwedge them but he uppre
ciates them just the same
Those from this city who went
to Georgetown and accompanied
Mr Powers homo were his broth
er inlaw W II Green W W
Byrley W H McDonald IL II
Owensand W II Mitchell J F
Hughes Dr Sam Bennett
On Monday afternoon there be
ing a full meeting of the bar
present Judge Sampson called
the meeting to order and J D
Tuggle was elected chairman
and 1 D Tinsley secretary af
ter which the following resolu
tions were read and unanimous
ly adopted by the Knox county
Whereas The Hon Caleb Pow
ews one of the members of this
Bar has for more than eight
years past been absent and has
not been able to participate in
the business of this court or to
attend to his duties at this Bar
Whereas His long period of
punishment and persecution
came to an end on last Saturday
June 18 1008 by an act of jus
i tice on the part of Augustus E
Willson Governor of the Com
monwealth of Kentucky in re
storing him to his liberty and af
fording him the opportunity of
again meeting with us in the
practice oflaw
Therefore Be it resolved by
this Bar That we commend
Augustus E Willson Gqvornor
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of the Commonwealth of Ken
tucky for his wise just and hu
mane course in finally determin
ing and forever setting at rest
the political turmoil and strife
which has divided our people
and set brother against brother
and declare that much credit is
due to the trained legal mind of
of Governor Willson and his
painstaking efforts to discover
the truth and the right
Ami be it further resolved
That wo congratulate Caleb
Powers upon the manly just and
I courageous fight made for the
maintenance of truth and right
and upon the final triumph there
of and we now welcome him
back to his old place in this Com I
munity and at this Bar and be
speak for him that degree of suc
cess which his high order of abil
ity and integrity deserves
And be it further resolved that
a copy of thes resolutions be
spread on the order book of this
Circuit Court continues witha
very small attendance only those
who have business with the court
are in town
The following cases have been dis
posed of during the present term
E G Snulsbery and A Manning
gaming 25 00 each andcostE
G Saulsbcry and A Manning gam
ing second count 7500 each and
cost Jno Mills shooting in public
highway 5000 Pies Helton I
for breach of peace 500am
Thompson illegal voting 5000
fineD W Slusher A Slusher and
Lee Scalfof Flat Lick gaming
2000 eachjohn Slusher and Ike
Mills gaming 2500 cachVi11
Sprinkles concealed weapons 25 00
and ten clays in jai1Alf Engle
gaming 35 00 and cost George
Watkins gaming 2000 and cost
Geo Taylor of Flat Lick liquor
on election day two county 2500
in eachcaseBert Davis George
Davis and Marsh Turner cruel mis
treatment of beast 1000 each
Silver Bill Lawson liquor selling
0000 and ten days in jai1U
Suttles gaming 2000 and cost
Will Alford liquor 0000 and ten
days in jail Colaway Gambrel con
cealed weapons 2500 andY ten
days in jailGiles Asher concealed
weapons 2500 and ten days in
jailDan Smith disturbing religious I
worship 5000 and ten days inI
jaiJC W Lawson breach of the
peace 5000 and ten days in jailI
Andy Manning breach of the peace
7500 and ten days in jailAndy
Manning concealed weapons 35
and ten days in jail Robert Ulevins
liquor selling 00 and ten days in
jailJohn Wyrick cruelty to ani
mal 10 fineWm Slusher Hcnry
Ilubbard gaming 20 eachDock
Lawson concealed weapons 50
and ten days in jail Jill E Baker
assault and battery 10 fine Silver
Bill Lawson liquor GO Robert
Stewart concealed weapons 30
and ten days in jailJack Alford
liquor 60 fine
Thos Gambrel charged with the
murder of John Gambrel was begun
Monday morning
Brite Williamson a Candidate
for Jailer
Mr Brite Williamson announces
for Jailer in this issue and appeals
through these columns to the Re
publicans for their votes and to the
people at large for their influence
Mr Williamson is a merchant at
Dewitt and is well known to many
of the voters of Knox county lie
is regarded as an honorable gentle
man and if elected to the position he
seeks will make an able and efficient
He relics upon his friends to supI
port him and will abide by the re
sult of the Republican primary
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Discovered to be in Dan
I gerous Condition
I I The Cumberland river bridge
in this city has been found to be
1 in a dangerous condition as some
of the floor joists have decayed
at the ends whore they rest oni
the steel girders and will have
to be replaced with new joists at
once atI
Judge Sampson and the Ad
vocate man visited the brirlge on
Wednesday morning and saw the I
condition and the Judge decided
to take steps at once to have it
made secure
It is possible that the new
joists will be put in of steel in
stead of wood as it will be much I
more durable and not much if
any more expensive to the coun
The iron work of the bridge is
now undergoing a new coat of
paint which will add much to the
appearance and also prolong its
wearing quaities
Judge Sampson is having all I
the briges in the county newly
painted this summer
The bridge at the mouth of
Richland creek has just been
I painted and as soon as the work
of painting the Cumberland
bridge is completed the crew will
go to Artemus and paint the i
bridge that crosses the river at i
that point
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New Department Added I
IUnder Prof Henry
IL Pitman
Union College has made ar
rangements to conduct a Busi
ness Course in connection with
I the regular Academic courses
It is the aim of this department
I to fit ambitious young men and
I women for immediate entrance
into the business world and to
assist them to good positions as
soon as they shall have complet
I ed the prescribed course of
study Two rooms in the Admin
istration building are being fit
ted up for the work and quite nI
large number of students are ex j
t pected when school opens in Sep
I temberJ W McNAMARA
For Assessor
IIn this weeks issue appears the
I announcement of IIV McNnmarn I
of Hopper as a candidate for the
office of Assessor
Mr McNnmara is well known to
many of our citizens as he was at
one time engaged in business in this
city as a grocer and bukerI
For the past few years he has
been engaged as a traveling sales I
man and has been interested in a
great measure in the sale of Knox
county coal
He is in every way competent to
discharge the duties of the office in
a correct and satisfactory manner
He places his claims for this office in
the hands of the Republican party
and pledges to discharge the duties
well if elected
He is an influential and Earnest
Republican and always does his part
in every campaign We present his
claims for him and invite the atten
tion of the voter to him in making
out their list of candidites to be
voted for He will submit to the I
wish of the people as expressed at
the primary
Two games of base ball Saturday
Morning and afternoon Nebraska
Indians vs Barbourvile Dish mans
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Eastern Capitalists Hake r
Extensive Purchase in
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Special to Advocate June 2An
eastern syndicate composed of
New York Boston and Philadelphia
capitalists has purchased a boun
dary of nearly 0000 acres of fine
timber and coal properties in lower
Perry county east of here The
coal property te among the best in
the eastern Kentucky field while
the timber is almost in its virgin A f
state No definite statements were
made as to the development of the
property but it is supposed that
the syndicate has an eye on its de
velopment The property lies along
the proposed line of the Lexington
Eastern from Jackson Kentucky
which is projected to be built into
the Elkhorn coal field above here
A line of the ClinchfieldCarolina
project George L Carters line is
now being surveyed up Pound river
Wise county Virginia a few miles
irom the Kentucky border line
i starting from a point near Elkhorn
City Ky near the breaks This
I survey was made last summer It
is said the objective point of this
survey is to reach the rich coal de
I posits of the upper Cumberland
I river section Harlan county Ky
a road owing to the great impor
I tance will be built during the next
Almost Total Eclipse
Of Sun Visible Here
Kentucky will be afforded an op
portunity on Sunday morning June
28th to witness almost a total
eclipse of the sun and should the
weather be clear on that date mid
day will seem like the dusk of the
evening The eclipse will begin at
Washington D Cat 927 a m
and will end at 1241 p m making
I the hours it will be visible in this
I section of the country from 1027
oclock a m until 141 oclock
p m The path of the eclipsse will
be Mexico City Tampa Fla and
the Bermuda Islands on this conti
Dent and will cross the Atlantic
Ocean and terminate somewhere in
Western Africa The eclipse will be
total in Southern Flondu and
about 75 per cent of total in the
other sections where it will be at all
visible on this continent t
Jas B Howard Gets Position j
I las Howard who was con ici
ted and sent to tho penitentiary > iT
upon the charge of firing the shot i
that killed Goebel was released j
last Saturday morning by the Q
pardon issued by Gov Willson
1He went direct to Louisville r
II and Sunday he was offered a po
sition as a deputy in the office of
County Clerk Mark Gabhart of
Louisville Mr Howard gladly
accepted the place and his fami
ly have joined him now in that
city where they will make their
future home
It was a noble act upon the
part of Mr Gabhart to offer the
position to Mr Howard and wo
rejoice that he was so fortunate Y
as to secure such a nice position
without any delay and we feel
quite certain that he will be able
to give entire sntisfactioni
We have no prejudice against the
neatly dressed nice appearing boy
while we do detest the fellow who
goes around looking like a bunch of <
hard luck but a girl looking for a
model husband should be careful If
you dont know one when you see
him askmothershe will recognize
him at sightJ
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