Newspaper Page Text
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27. 1912.
THE HARTFORD HERALD
Alleged Discrepancy of
IS REPORTED OVER $20,000
Accused Says He is Not Res
ponsible, But Will Fix
Frankfort, Ky., Nov. 21. The
total amount of money due the
.State from Chas. V. Bell, Insur
ance Commissioner, during the last
administration Is $20,730.7".
This report was made to Cover-! gation; that companies doing bus
nor McCreary to-day by State In- lnes8 in the State were omitted
spector and Examiner Sherman ' from the report, and that the
Goodpaster. There is due the I amount of taxes to be paid by the
State on account of fees $13,311.28 companies did not agree with the
and on account of the 2 per cent ' amounts shown by the tax returns,
tax S3.4 19.49. Contrary to the . .
TZ rrCtiTROIIBLES WERE found
save bond direct to Auditor James,
His surety being at first the United If CCT flC I ninCfl PC
Surety Company of Baltimore, Sid. ULI Ur LUHULU UlUL
This bond was in existence until
some time in the year i9io, when Horse Branch Alan and Com-
the company went Into the hands j
of a receiver, and for the remain- j
ler of the year Mr. Bell was under
In 1911 Mr. Bell gave as his j
surety the Georgia Life Company, .
but from January 1, 1912, to
3Iarch 21, 1912. he was under no
bond, as the bond of the eGorgia
Life Insurance Company expired.
circumstances it Is
Uoubtful If the State can collect j tion, is In a precarious condition at
Irom the bond any money due, ex-' St. Joseph's Hospital and two young
ept during the year of 1911. j laborers in a bridge gang are In
In an interview to-night Mr. Bell Jail because one of the youngsters
jisTcs the people of Kentucky to sus-' bought a Pair of loaded dice early
iend Judgment on him following ' to-day and won some money with
rbe sensational report of his delin- them.
quency as Commissioner, made to Xoonan's skull probably is frac
Oovernor McCreary to-day by Sher- tured and he will be operated on
man Goodpaster, State Inspector to-day. He was not able to talk
and Examiner. and the only story of the assault
"I am not responsible In the ' was given by Chester Foster and'
least for the $20,730.77 dellnquen- Frank Crane, the two laborers.
y," said Bell. "A statement will Foster lives on a farm near
be made by me as soon as I can Horse Branch and he came to
prepare It after I have read the re-1 Louisville Sunday with a number
port of Mr. Goodpaster. I will fix of other men to work in a bridge
the blame. It will break my heart gang. He rented a room at Crane's
to do It, but I cannot rest under home, 1S3.", Tyler avenue, and the
so grave a charge, as I am inno- two men borrowed enough money
ent." I last night to get drunk. About 1
It is said that Bell will place the o'clock the stores closed in the
"blame on a subordinate, but at neighborhood of Seventh street,
present he will not disclose the they said.
name. Fast living, the cards and They met a man, told him their
the ponies are said to be the cause troubles and he told them he had
f the downfall of the subordinate. a pair of dice. So the three travel-
The investigation made by Good-, ed together. They went to the en
paster covers a period of four years gine house to get drinking water
and three months, and he says the and soon started a game of dice
record books of the fees were mis- with Xoonan. The fireman lost all
erably kept, and that they showed his money In a few minutes. Fos
carelessnes3 and disregard of both , ter said they quarreled and Xoonan
legal and moral responsibility that struck hlra twice with a poker. To
The ledger of Mf. Bell's prede -
lessor. H. R. Prewitt, from Janu-
ary 6, 1908, to July 1, 1909, was
used after Mr. Bell went into office,
nd no footings were made or bal-
ances brought down to separate tho
A new ledger was opened by Mr.
Bell July 1, 1909, but no balances,
of which there were a number,
were carried from the old ledger
to the new.
Goodpaster found' that the
month of June, 1909, both on the
Journal -and the cash gook never
was posted on the ledger.
V He had to rely wholly on stub
books to secure the amount of
money chargeable on account of li
censes Issued, paid vouchers, to se
cure tne amount on account of ex
amination fees, a list of th0 au
fi.orized companies to secure the
4fniounts on accounts of statements
arid additional statements and cer
tificates of compliance, as no cred
ence could be placed In the Incom
plete book records of them.
In this connection Goodpaster
ays that there Is a hook of stubs
of credit slips Issued that cannot be
found, and will probably amount to
$500, and if -this book Is found the
amount due the State from Bell
should be credited with it.
Goodpaster says that all the
fees of the' office are chargeable to
the Insurance.' Commissioner, and
his failure to collect them make
liim responsible for them to the
same extent as If he had collected
The investigation did not reveal
-whether the amounts were collect
ed and not reported to the Auditor
by the Insurance Commissioner, or
-whether they are still due. As It
would be necessary to make up the
accounts of each Individual insur
ance company and send them a
statement before any definite con
clusion could be reached. It would
require at least atx months to do
Goodpaster goes further in ex
plaining to tho Governor tbe du
ties of the Insurance Commission
er, saying that he is clothed with
ample power and authority, and
his failure to collect legal fees
should not result in a loss to the
As for the two per cent, or one
third of one per cent, tax due on
the premiums, Goodpaster says that
no attempt was made to keep a rec
ord book, and in the absence of any
book, the tax returns of the insur
ance companies were used, and
when no tax return was found, the
amount was calculated from the an
nual statement made by the compa
ny and filed in the office.
The most severe criticism In his
report is made by Goodpaster in
connection with the two per cent
tax Investigation. He says that he
found that the reports of Insur
ance Commissioner Cell Mere full
of errors, Inaccurate and practically
worthless as a guide in this invest!-
panion Mix Up With An
The Louisville Times of Wednes
Mike Xoonan, an old man em
ployed as fireman at the railroad
'engine house, about 100 yards west
of the Seventh-street I'nlon Sta-
j prove It, he showed a gash over his
jieft eye and a welt on his back,
He took the poker from Xoonan
and struck him on the head. An
1 hour later he and Crane were ar-
rested at Crane's home, Foster be
Ing charged with malicious assault !
with Intent to kill and Crane getting
off on a charge of drunkenness.
The more Interesting character es
caped arrpst. The case will not be
tried until more Is learned of Xoo
nan's condition. He lives at 628
South Seventeenth street, and for
merly was employed as baggage
man at the Seventh-street station.
"There could be no better medi
cine than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. My children were all sick
with whooping cough. One of them
was In bed, had a high fever and
was coughing up blood. Our doc
tor gavo them Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and the first dose cased
them, and three bottles cured
them," says Mrs. R. A. Donaldson,
of Lexington, Miss. For sale by
all dealers. m
A Kerlou.s Lack.
An old Englishwoman, who was
extremelv stout, was making vain
efforts to enter the rear door of an
omnibus. The amused driver lean
ed over good-naturedly and said in
1 confidential tone:
"Trv sideways, mother; try side
ways!" The old woman looked up breath
lessly and repl'ed:
"Why, bless ye, James, I ain't
got no sideways." Youth's Com-1
AU run down? Aytr't SerjaparUla
is a sereag Berve tonic No alcebeL
80M for flO yoara.
Ask Vew'DeeW. "!&
!a ioi rescued
Returns After SO Years'
TO GREET OLJHME FRIENO
Reunioa Was Touching When
Adopted Son Recalled a
A ROMANTIC nUT TRUE STORY
The Cliclnnatl Enquirer says:
F.fty years ago Colonel Guido
Ilge', now welghmaster of the Sixth!
avenue market and for many years
coineit d with lecal German, news-
pipers, was a soldier in Ar zona.
Oce day it fell a part of his duties
to rescue a small boy from the Apa-
che Indians. Later he adopted the
boy unt 1 the 1 d's uncle was found
In Germany, wherj Colonel Ilgjs.noats mat long.
Ye t rdiy a ta'.l man, of dlstlnct-1.-
military bearing, knocked at the
door of Colonel Ilges'3 home, 1211
Clay street. The stranger proved
to be the man who had been rescued
h n a boy by Colonel Ilges and his
name is Ernt Amelung, now em
ployed as Interpreter in the War
Depirtment of the United States.
Both men lived over again the
frontier doM. This is the way Co -onel
Ilrcs tod the story as he tat.
close to his vl Itor and occasionally!
wiped away an Involuntary tear:
ed at Camp Grant. w'oman' will celebrate her seventy
. In 1SG5, as Lieut-ie,shth "'" anniversary to-
tenant and Captain
nf thp Thlrtv-
second Infantry, a party composed
of Otto Amelung. his wife and three
infant children, together with a! offlce' the, Westminister Compa--.umbr
of Mexicans, was surprised. the headquarters of. the Green
I aavaa r . Y mini 1iaw fl n'(tlnAl
on the way to our fort by Apache
Indians ar.d all of the party kll!ed
with the exception of the two Ame
lung boys, who were carried away
in rhp mmtntnlno hv trip Indians.
"All the machinery of the Gov-! 1020 Flfth venue' where he w
ernment was sot In motion when I continue as a guest until the little
two years lat3r It was learned that flat she ave UP ,n Hoboken after
one of the boys still was held as th carriage of her daughter three
captive, the o her having froz n to er shaI1 be read' for her
Iatl durng t-e Preceding winter. "upancy asn
We could reach no agreement with Mrs- Green waa nlbb,ln at a
the Apaches for Amelung's release bolIed onIon wh,le she taIked re"
untll finally an Apache girl was Pfter8; .....
stolen bv the Prima Indians. An' "I always have a boiled onion
Apache chieftain came to our fort wIth me" she sald ,n emanation
and offered to give uB the white boy I ot her unU8Ual dletetlc Indulgence.
If we could return the Apache girl
or secure her liberty from the Pri-
"We bought her liberty for 30
and s-nt word that we would be I
ron-lv tn etteft tho trudo the nXt
afternoon. Never will I forget the
two cr thre hundred Apaches as
they rode up near our fort with
the white boy In front of their
'eadars. A detachment of men fol
lowed me, leading the Apache girl,
and the trade wa8 made.
"Little Ernest was such n cute
boy that he became a favorite at
the P"st. I adopted him and sent
him to San Francisco to live with 1
an aunt or mine until 1 coum locate
hls relatives. After several years I
found that he bad an uncle r.e3r
r'anKlur". "" lu"
mm oer mere. Iseetion of the' country than all other
"E.rie t was educated In Cerma- aQd unM,
ny, but at the age of 22 he wanted . the Iast few yoarg ,t was 8uppoB0,,
10 come back to America. He lo-1 to be lncurahie. For a great many
cated In San Antonio In 1S82 aid' doct0r8 pronounced Jt a ,oca,
,',,,, , .,
took the civil ssrvice examination
. . , . x.
iuiu ua Bituii a 1'itnc 111 uiu ..uj
Department. All of the t!nir he
was looking for me, wondering
where his old foster dad could be
"Since that time T13 has been
transferred to the War Department
and while going through some mus
ty old records a week or so ago,
furrnd that I had gone- to Cincinnati.
Lest wrek he was called to Chica
go, and In returning came through
Cincinnati to look me up and he
ffcn'd me sure."
Here CoIonM Hges embraced
Amelung as he would a son.
The boy's appetite is often the
Source of amazement. If you would
have such an appetite, take Cham
berlain's Tablets. They not only
crpnte a healthy appetite, but
strengthen the stomnch and enable
It to do Its work naturally. For
sale by all dealers. m
The December Woman's Home
The December Woman's Home
Companion contains a remarkable
account of the birth of Christ, wrlt-
j ten by Washington Gladden. It Is
1 a simple, straight narrative In-,
teresting and full of an extraordl-
nary sense of wonder. Reading It
is like reading about Lincoln or any
other great real figure in history. .
In the same number there Is an
Intimate personal account or the
little Princess Mary, who Is the oaly.
daughter of tbe King and Queen of
Ergland Princess Mary is fifteeu
years old and has nvo brothers. The
photographs that accompany tbe
artlclo make an unusual feature.
Tbe magazine contains alx or
eight special contributions that
have tb do with Christmas partic
ularly articles showing how to
make various kinds of Christmas
presents. The fiction is especially
adapted to a Christmas number, )
and a special point Is made of the I
art features. Many of the 'illus
trations are In color.
The regular departments devoted
to dressmaking, cookery, and the
household, are filled with good
reading and suggestions of money
value to those who will tako them
up and make use of them.
Says The Cynic.
In the December American Maga
zine the cynic says:
"Quite a number of rich wives
seem to be located at points where
they are most needed
"A genuis Is one who appears to
do a thing practically as well as
you could do It yourself,
"A man paid me. yesterday ten
dollars that have been owing me
for eleven years. Bread seldom
SAYS A BOILEO ONION
IS GREATEST PROTECTOR
.'Against Disease Germs Hetty
Green Doesn't Know What
NVw York, Nov. 22. Mrs. Hetty
Green, probably the world's richest
"Je aiu iuuu iuui iue
celebration' will consist of her go-
I ,ni t0 e dek in,the Broadway
- ;-e "-" -.. ...
and remaining there hard at work
until 5 or 6 o'clock
Then sh will return to the home
of her hostess. Countess Leary,
I "and I always chew on one when I
"m hunsry- ll Is the greatest pro
tection in trie worm against aisease
germs. I have been doing this 20
years, and as a result I have not
had a sore throat in that time. All
women shouId do the 8anle th,"E
and they would, too, If it were not
for their vanlfy."
Mrs. Green said she could not
state the amount of her fortune
"unless I should tell a lfe," she
added, with vigor. "I may be
worth $23,000,000 or I may be
worth $200,000,000. I would have
to guess. But early next year my
son Ned and I are going to take an
Invpntnrv of nit w nu'ti. Thtin tvp
-- - -
wiT1 know definitely the value of
There Is more
Catarrh in this
'diseases and prescribed local remed-
, . . ...,.
.les, and by constantly failing to cure
with local treatment, pronounced it
Incurable. Science has proven catarrh
to be a constitutional disease and
therefore requires constitutional treat
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, manu
factured by F. J. Cheney .& Co.,
Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitution
al cure on the market. It Is taken
Internally in deses from 10 drops to
a teappoonfuL It -acts dlretry on
tbe blood and mucou3 surfaces of the
systen.. They offer one hundred dol
lars for any case it falls, to cure.
Send for circulars and testimo
nials. Address: F. J. Cheney Co., To
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hill's Family Pills for con
ARIi WOULD SPEND
ALL A SUPPOSITION
"Spend all you have. It is fool
ish to srlmp and save," say Prof
Patton, of the University of Penn
sylvania. "Men and women should
spend their earnings."
Not a bad Idea If everybody play
ed fair. If each and every one of
uB spent his money as fast as he
earned It, we could all bathe In an
endles8 flowing stream of rippling
currency like sunshine and bab-
bllng brooks. Hard times and
"stringencies" would be as rare as
blue rain drops. We should all be
busy and happy, There would be
ling theStoaacts andBovrcls of
SriumMorphine nor Mineral.
Apcrfccl Remedy forConslipa
Hon , Sour Slomach.Diarrhoca
Worms .Convulsions .Fcvensh
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
EXACT COPT OF WRAPPER.
work for everybody. The wheels
of industry and the merry-go-rounds
ot pleasure would turn like
But suppose somebody on the
sly stopped spending and began to
hold out on the rest of us! The I
game would go to the bad and be-!
come as heart-breaking as .ever.
That's the only drawback to the
professor's plan. Spend all you
have but take care every one else
is doing the same. New York
I'oito Rico's Xew Wonder.
From far away Porto Rico comes
reports of a wonderful new discov
ery that Is believed will vastly ben
efit the people. Ramon T. Mar
chan, of Barceloneta, writes: "Dr.
King's New Discovery is doing
splendid work here. It cured me
about five times of terrible coughs
and colds, also my brother of a se
vere cold In his chest and more
than 20 others, who used it on my
advice. Wo hope this great medi
cine will yet be sold In every drug
store in Porto Rico." For throat
and lung troubles It has no equal.
A trial will convince you of Its
merits. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
tle free. Guaranteed by James H.
He Miss Prim Is a very proper
young lady, Isn't she?
She Yes. She Is so proper that
she wouldn't even accompany a
man on the piano unless she had a
"!N A BAD WAY."
Many a Hartford Reader Will
Feel Grateful for This
If your back gives out;
Becomes lame, weak or aching;
If urinary troubles set In,
Perhaps your kidneys are "In a
Don't delay use Doan's Kidney
Here Is good evidence of their
Mrs. w. X. Bartlett, 620 Trln
lett St., Owensboro, Ky., says:
"Several years ago I used Doan's
Kidney Pills and cannot say too
much In their praise For a long
time I had nearly every Bymptom
of kidney disease. My back ached
terribly and at night I did not
sleep well. During the day I was
nervous and in bed all ' the time.
My feet became swollen and I
knew I required a good remedy to
cure me. I had often heard Doan's
Kidney Pills highly recommended,
so I procured a Bupply and began
taking them as directed. Doan'ij
Kidney Pills cured me and they
are the only remedy I will ever use
for kidney trouble. I can highly
recommend them, as they lived up
to tbe claims made for them."
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents. Foster-Wlbura Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the
Resaeaber the -basse Doan's
land take no other.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
, TMietKTMIIICOMrAHY. nMM
On tlie 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
of each month the fare are
txtra low and allow flop
oven free and 25 days time
via Cotton Belt Route to
The Cotton Belt Route is the
dtrtct line from Memphis to
Texas, through Arkansas
two splendid trains dally, with
through sleepers, chair cars and
parlor-cafe cars. Trains from
all parts of the Southeast make
direct connection at Memphis
with Cotton Belt Rouletrains
to the Southrrest.
Write to tne today
I vrlll tell you exact fare
from your town, sched
ule, and send you splen
did illustrated books of
farm facts about Arkan
sas and Texas.
Tranllat Piutartr Altai
as 1 odd Building
Ticket! alto on
and McCall Patterns
Hre More FrietuU than any other
maEraxiDenr rtnttrao rnnii'M 1.. ,u
Tellable Fashion Guide monthly In
one million one hundred thousand
homes. .Besides showing all the latest
ucaiKus 01 .aicau patterns, each issue
i'lmf!?,.o sparkling- short stories
and helpful information for women.
UcCall Patterns tn,
MeCO JtaUra L.d all other la t,l. St.
SXr.'it'ffSS1? M"1 "ember old. Jtor
SSSVlSuiPii tunt than an7 other two
4 W. 37 St, New Ye Cky
""m'1"1" ! Vhrn mt rxtaa fulfil t
Subscribe for Tbe
Herald; $1 a year.
Sue months, 50c. ,