Kentuckys Personal Liberty League.: Big Gathering Appoints Committee to Report Constitution, By-Laws and Officers August 1., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-19


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KENTUCKYS PERSONAL LIBERTY LEAGUE Big Gathering Appoints Committee to Report Con ¬ stitution ByLaws and Officers August 1 Lexington Ky July IS The gathering of horse ¬ men land owners merchants and professional men coming In response to the call of Colonel E F Clay of Bourbon County to organize for the protection of racing and Its dependent Industries today was no large that nil could not enter the room in which the meeting was held at the court house There were over MO In the room and as many outside It was one of the most representative gathcriugs ever seen in central Kentucky and every man of them was In earnest Colonel Clay was made chairman of the meeting and Jouett Shouse was chosen secretary On the motion of state senator Thonins A Combs who Is president of Jhe Combs Lumber Co a committee of live Senator Combs 3 Cflmden Mnjor David Castletou Desha Brcckenridgc and liulge J R Mor ton with chairman Clny added was appointed to draft resolutions which was done as follows followsBe Be It resolved That a committee consisting of E F Clny J N Camden Thomas A Combs John 15 Castlenian Henry Watterson W F Klair Shelby T Harbison Judge Jere R Morton R H Anderson Jouett Sliouse John Mayo John Stoll J Tcvis Wilkerson and W W Adams be appointed by the meeting mid requested to report at a meeting to bo held in Lexington Ky on Sat ¬ urday August 1 11 constitution and bylaws for a Personal Libert League and officers for said league if in their judgment the promotion of such a league be advisable and be It further resolved that the chairman of this meeting b chairman of the com ¬ mittee and authorized to fill vacancies or to in ¬ crease it if he thinks it wine to do so soThis This committee will meet here next Wednesday to bylawsWhile draft a constitution and bylaws While this committee wis out more than an hour was devoted to the expression of opinions by various representative men Manager Charles II Bcrrymtiii of Elmendorf Stud taking the chair In the absence of Colonel Clay Hon Claude M Thomas of Paris said that the prevailing conditions in New York were akin to the conditions In Russia and that lie knew that in turf affairs the Russians are enjoying more freedom than in America AmericaCongressman Congressman W P Klmball declared his alle ¬ giance to the interests of racing and the industry of breeding Judge George Denny a distinguished member of the bar made a forcible statement con ¬ cerning the rights of the people in this country to exercise personal liberty and declared the prosecu ¬ tion of men for assembling together as they are doing in New York was outrageous Judge D Gray Falconer said that every liberty loving man should raise his voice against any abridgement of his rights rightsCharles Charles Marvin a prominent farmer sized it up this way The Prohibitionists told me that 1 must not raise corn the night riders told me that I must not raise tobacco so I have planted my land In hay and oats to sell to horsemen Xow another band of reformers come along and tell the horsemen that they cant bet If they cant bet there will be less racing and fewer horses and the market for my luiy and oats Is gone I am against all such law making and if an organization will stop It you can count on me to furnish some of the sinews of war in cash and talk talkOther Other speakers were Hon Emmet t Dixon Major T J Carson and Hon Campbell CantrelL The lat ¬ ter gentleman Is a leading member of tho society of equity and gave the gathering an interesting Illustration of what can be accomplished through organization The meeting of August 1 will be held In the Auditorium and it is expected that there will be ten times as many present as were there today

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