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Union City Commercial, MtbHhe J 1890. (r ,(1trt a.ntomh l 1897 '
Wt TennMee Courier. Mtblisha l97. ConsoU Ute4 8ePtemBer 1, 1W.
VOL. 17, NO. 24
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Kentncky Governor Offers to
" Accusers Goebel Murder. "
Louisville, Ky:. Aug;. 31. The
assassination of William Goebel,
which has beea tbe issue in every
campaign since his death, nearly
eig-ht years ago, will play the same
important part during the coming
campaign betweea the Republican
and Democratic parties it has played
in the past. - '-...-
It is conteaded by many of the
jank and file in both parties that
the issue is a dead one, and that
both parties should seek more im
portant matters on which to base
their respective claims to office, and
Senator W. II. Cox, the Republican
candidate for Lieutenant Governor,
said in his opening speech at Mays-
ville two weeks ago that both the
Goebel murder and the Breathitt
County assassinations, laid at the
door of Judge Hargis, the Demo
cratic leader of the mountains,
should be left entirely out of the
campaign, notwithstanding the fact
that it was conceded that the Re
publicans would be able to poll
thousands of independent votes be
cause of the Breathitt County feud.
That the Democrats, however,
expect to rely upon the murder of
Goebel at this time was thoroughly
demonstrated during last week in
the literature sent out to the voters
of the State from the campaign
headquarters in this city, and it
will be one of the chief themes of
Judge S. W, Hager, the Democratic
candidate for Governor.
It is the question regarding the
attitude of Augustus E. Willson,
the Republican candidate, toward
' W. S, Taylor, Caleb Powers, Jim
Howard, Henry E. Youtsey and
others charged with procuring the
death of Goebel. .
Mr. Willson is' asked if he will
pardon the men if be is elected
Governor. This is the same ques
tion that has been asked of every
Republican candidate for Governor
since Goebel was assassinated, and
it is the assertion of the Democrats
that each man has evaded the ques
tion, and just how Mr. Willson will
respond to it. if at all, is just now
the subject of much discussion
among the voters of both parties
While Mr. Willson has been out
on his campaign through the moun
tains for the last two weeks and
has not yet heard that the Goebel
murder will again be the burning
question of the campaign, it has
been learned from his friends in
this city that his answer and the
answers of the other candidates on
the ticket with him will be to guar
antee a fair trial to Powers and
Taylor in the event the Republican
ticket is elected in November.
It is the contention of the Repub
licans that, although Caleb Powers
has been tried three times and
thrice convicted, he was tried be
fore partisan judges and packed
juries, and that because ot this his
sentence was three times reversed
by a Democratic Court of Appeals.
Tbe long silence maintained by
W. S. Taylor since he became a
fugitive from justice seven years
ago, and which was broken for the
first time by him at his Indiana re
treat last week, has given the Re
publicans renewed hope, and, while
it is the assertion of the Democrats
that Taylor's letter was written for
campaign purposes, and that he had
no idea of complying with its con
tents, -even though his every offer
was accepted, it is &aid by those
formerly close to the fugitive Gov
ernor that his Hie has been a hard
one during Jbis exile from his own
home State, and that his appeal for
a fair trial was made from the bot
tom of his heart and without any
thought that it would in any way
benefit the Republican party.
It is said that the plight of Caleb
Powers and his pleadings for jus
tice have touched the heart ot the
man beside whom Powers fought
for supremacy with tbe Democrats
in the fall of 1899 and during the
memorable contest which followed,
and that Taylor has resolved to
have Powers' fight for life a part
of his own and to that end volun
teered to return to Kentucky and
testify on the next trial and then
surrender himself, and that this
conclusion on his part was reached
without consulting with any. person
in Kentucky directly or indirectly
interested in the success of tbe Re
publican ticket in the November
Strange, indeed, is the story of a
former Governor of the State being
an exile from the State in which he
was, elected Governor, and that
after seven years of exile he has
determined to return to his former
home and face the consequences of
a trial on tbe charge ot having con
spired to take the life of the man
who contested the office with him,
and who was subsequently given
the certificate of election and sworn
in as Governor while he lay on his
death bed from a bullet fired by the
hand of a hidden assassin..
It is known here that for years
Taylor thought of addressing an
open letter to the Governor of Ken
tucky, outlining a proposition on
which he was willing to return to
his native State and stand trial,
but it was not until the matter was
first broached by Commonwealth's
Attorney R. B. Franklin that he
broke his long 6ilence.
Taylor contends in his letter that
neither the Commonwealth's Attor
ney nor the Governor can guarantee
him immunity from arrest, and this
view is taken by leading lawyers in
both the Democratic and Repub
lican parties of the State, and in i
order to test their sincerity in the
matter, Taylor goes further, and
not only agrees to come to Ken
tucky and testify for Powers, .but
also to stand trial himself under
certain conditions.
He asks that he be allowed to
give bail in any amount up to $100,
000; that the remainder of the $100,-
000 "corruption tund" set aside by
the Legislature "to convict the men
guilty of thenurder of Goebel "be
returned to the State Treasury,
and last, that all indictments now
pending against the principal Com
monwealth witnesses be filed away
in order that "the indictments can
not be held over them and cause
them to perjure themselves as they
did in the trials of Powers. Howard
and Youtsey."
While this last proposition is one
which Taylor declares must be
granted before he will consent to
return to Kentucky, the question
of his being allowed bail is the one
most earnestly desired by him.
He says he will not be thrown in
jail and made to remain there for a
period ot indefinite length, as was
his former Secretary of State, while
the Democrats give him a trial at
their leisure.
Should Taylor's propositions not!
be accepted by the Kentucky of
ficials and he in turn does agree to
accept the offer of immunity, his
presence in the State would indeed
be a stranger one than his remain
ing in exile for seven years.
Eight years ago Taylor, Powers,
Youtsey and Chas. L. Finley were
engaged in the hottest political
campaign ever waged between the
Democrats and Republicans in the
State for supremacy.
When the polls closed on the
night of the election in November,
1899, a victory was proclaimed by
them by a majority of several thou
sand votes, and a few days later
they, were declared elected by the
State Election Commission,
This decision was tken as final
by Senator Goebel and the other
Democratic opponents, and on Jan
uary 1, 1900, Taylor, Powers and
their associates received the certifi
cates ot omce to wuicn they were
elected, and took up the reins of
Government at Frankfort.
This was followed by the mem
orable contest waged before the
Legislature by the Democrats,
which, came to a climax on the
morning of January 30, when Sen
ator Goebel was shot from the win
dow of the office of Secretary of
State, as he was ou his way to the
This shooting resulted in a close
of the contest and Goebel was de
clared the rightful Governor by the
Legislative Committee three days
later, -and took the oath of office
just a few minutes before he
breathed his last.
His death resulted in J; C. W.
Beckham being declared the Gov
ernor, and when he leaves the office
the first of next January, he will
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For. $ 2 . 5 O. a Year.
have served eight years in the Gov
ernor's chair, something never be
fore accomplished by a Governor in
the State of Kentucky. .
While Governor Beckham reaped
the rewards of Gotbel's death, the
men who were declared elected to
the offices have Bpenl eight years
in suffering and misery. Taylor
and Finley, exiles in the State of
Indiana, where they have received
the protection of two Governors of
that State; Youtsey; serving a life
sentence in the penitentiary for his
alleged part in the assassination of
Goebel; and Powers, all of the time
in different jails of the Common
wealth, making a game, though
desperate fight, for bis life and
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A Good Citizen Meets Sudden Visi
tation at Cloverdale.
Monroe Sanders, almost blind and
at one time a patient of Dr. T. D.
Edwards of this city, dies from gun
shot wound at Cloverdale. Mr.
Sanders had been to Cloverdale
school and was bringing his little
daughter home in a buggy. The
accident occurred last' Friday, Au
gust 30. A party includ ing' Ed.
Petty, Leland Nokes, Tan McCoy
and his brother, Willie McCoy, bad
started to Reeltoot Lake.. At For
rest Hill,' the residence of John Will
Thompson, the party stopped to get
some water. The water secured
and a bottle filled to meet future
requirements, the party began to
get into the wagon. Willie McCoy
picked up the gun which had been
left close to the well and was the
last one to get up on the wagon.
He had just about got seated on
the straw, dropping the gun in his
lap, when the discharge occurred.
The gUn was a double-barrel ham
merless, and McCoy knew that it
was not safe, but he forgot to ex
tract tbe shells. Just as young Mc
Coy dropped the gun in his lap it
fired and struck Monroe Sanders,
who was passing by in a buggy
with his daughter. Sanders drove
around to the left of the wagon and
tbe load from the gun entered his
neck jus"t over the head of his
daughter. Sanders fell trom the
bugry and expired in a few min
utes without saying a word. The
jugular vein was severed and death
came without warning. It was a
sad accident.
Mr. Sanders was a good citizen,
respected by all his neighbors. The
loss is a great calamity to the fam
ily, a wife, and five children being
left to mourn the death of a good
Richard Mansfield Acts Until Lift
Leaves Him.
New London, Conn., Aug. 31.
Richard Manhfield is dead. Ke
enacting in delirium the famous
lines that brought him out of ab
ject poverty to the rank of the
great actors of his day, ho
passed away at 6 o'clock Friday
morning, at hi9 summer residence,
Seven Oaks.
Mansfield's death was not unex
pected by those who surrounded
him, but for some reason the pub
lic bad not been taken into the
confidence of the family, and had
been assured that the actor's con
dition was excellent.
Directly opposite Seven Oaks,
the late home of Mr. Mansfield,
has a small burial lot in which are
buried the members of the Gard
ner family, from whom Mr. Mans
field had puj chased bis summer
home. Within this little God's
acre the actor's body will rest.
This is at his request, made on his
death bed, surrounded by his fam
iiy. Escort for the Governor.
Headquarters, at Armory, vVe&t
Washington avenue, Union City,
Tenn., Sept. 2, 1907. -Company 10.,
First Regiment N. G. S. T., Con
federate Veterans: Vou ae hereby
ordered to meet at our Armory on
Friday, Sept. 27 (Governor's Day),
at.9 a.m. You are to escort Gov
ernor Patterson as a guard of honor
to the fair grounds. Ily order of
E. Moore, Captain.
R. V. Powell. Adjt. Camp')36.
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