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JIM, 102 years ago. Poetry: The Can-di-date

With the Kentucky gubernatorial race in the backstretch (albeit at seveal Machs short of warp speed), the Presidential hopefuls bestirring themselves from three years of spurious slumber, and sundry other would-be politicos practicing their self-puffery, the words of Montpelier's own Dr. J.T. Jones ring just as true now as when he penned them fivescore and two years ago. - "JIM"

By "Jim"

From the May 26, 1909 Adair County News:

Who Be He?
Behold the stranger at the gate

preparing to expatiate
on things politic, small and great.
If while you hold yourself and wait,
you hear the gentle man relate
how parties now should legislate
to save the country, town and state.

If he is always up-to-date
with all opponents strictly straight,
but running at a rapid rate
to win the race as sure as fate,
was never heard prevaricate
and likes us all so much of late--

He's what you call the Can-di-date.
Dr. J.T. Jones, Montpelier, KY, in the May 26, 1909 Adair County News

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