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Breathitt County News
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Democracy can make no mistake in nominating Howard Stamper as its candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney for this district. In fact, it will be a fatal mistake if it does not nominate him. He will lend more strength to the ticket than any one that could be nominated. He can defeat the Republican nominee by a majority that will stagger Mr Kash's conceptions of majorities. His nomination will mean added strength to the candidates for Circuit Judge and Congress. His opponent could not meet him on the stump nor equal him in making friends. Howard Stamper draws people to him wherever he goes. He is pleasant and genial and a splendid campaigner. He is better acquainted with the people in the district than any other aspirant.
Already the people are protesting against the idea for trusting the prosecution of crime to boys. It's a man's job. He ought to be a strong man mentally. The office of Commonwealth's Attorney should be filled by a man who has knowledge of people as well as a knowledge of the law. This knowledge can come only from long experience. Boys lack this experience. Generally the lack of knowledge of the law, also. He can fill out a man's job. Vigorous as a prosecutor, astute as a lawyer, eloquent as an orator, and honest as a man, he will make the district a prosecutor that the people can look to with pride.
A native of Wolfe County, Howard Stamper is loved by his home people. His countrymen will stand loyally by him. With him as the nominee the county will give the Democratic ticket 500 majority. Extensively related all over the district, with relatives who believe the blood is a closer tie than politics he will lessen the Republican majorities in the Republican counties. With him as the nominee the race will be a walk over for him and the ticket. Don't send a boy to mill when a man can put up the turn better.
The judicial district is Democratic. It will elect a Democratic Circuit Judge and Commonwealth's Attorney. But let's not be satisfied with a small majority. Let's act the part of wisdom and put out candidates who will be able to add such strength to the ticket that the majority will be overwhelming. The Democrats are united and the Republicans are divided. The Republican ticket is not a strong one. Democracy should put up a strong ticket. A contrast between a strong, able Democratic ticket and the weak one the Republicans have would be a vote getter. Stamper and a strong man for Circuit Judge -- men who would reflect a light of legal attainments and power -- would make the opposing ticket look like the proverbial thirty cents when the line of comparison is drawn. Nominate Stamper and he will be the next Commonwealth's Attorney associated with a Democratic Circuit Judge. The district must be redeemed.
The above is the likeness
of our country boy, Hon, A Howard Stamper, Democratic nominee
for Commonwealth's Attorney for this (th 23rd) Judicial District.
Howard has an indomitable will and courage that knows no such
thing as defeat. He has from his childhood fought the battles
single-handed and alone, his father William Stamper, having died
when Howard was but a child. His mother, who a Lacy before she
married, was a poor woman, and therefore was not able to give
her boys the advantage of an education, but so soon as they were
able to earn money by their labor, they procured the necessary
books and took the advantage of every opportunity to acquire
an education. Howard began teaching school at the age of 16 years,
and took up the study of law soon after. He was admitted to the
bar at the age of 24 years and has been one of the most successful
lawyers in this Judicial District, and is conceded to be one
of the ablest criminal lawyers in this section of the state.
He is eloquent and a power before a jury, and, if elected, will
make the people of this district one of the best Commonwealth's
attorneys we have ever had, one that the good people, regardless
of political affilitations, will be proud of and one that the
violators of the law will fear. There is no office within the
gift of the people that is of more importance that a Commonwealth's
Attorney. The people want and
Promoted from Private
First Class to Sergeant is Edgar Stamper,