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HARTFORD, KY WEDJEDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1912.
OF PfiRCELS POST
System M.de Public By
PACKAGES UNDER 11 POUNDS
flay Be Mailed and Any. Arti
cle May Be Insured '
SPECIAL STAMPS AKE ISSUED
Washington, Dec. 14. Regula
tions to cover the wprklngs of the
new parcel post 'system, which is to
go iato operation on January 1
'next,' were made'public by 'Postmaster-General
The new system will be effective
throughout the entire postal se'rvlce
at the same, time and will affect ev
ery post-ofllce, city, rural and rail
way mail transportation route in
Every precaution will be taken
by the Post-office Department to
have the malls moved with the usu
al dispatch, and -all Postmasters,
Superintendents and Inspectors
have been directed to thoroughly
iamlllarlze themselves and their
subordinates with every phase of
the new system.
Hitchcock to-day expressed tho
hope that the public familiarize it
self with the nature of the new ser
vice before attempting to use it.
The regulations provide that par
cels of merchandise, including farm
and factory-products (but not books
.and printed matter) of almost ev
ry description, up to 11 pounds In J the indications so far are splendid,
weight, and measuring as much as The boss driller will not run the
six feet In length and girth com- j machinery on Sunday unless on ur
blned. except those calculated to do Kent necessity. He says he has
injury to the nfatls'lh transit, "may never-found that there was any
lie mailed atan;iiost-6fflcq.tor de- thing really gained by drilling on
livery" to any address in the coun- the Sabbath.
try. The Ohio Fuel & Gas Co. has
Delivery Will be made to the , rented office rooms over the Bank
homes of' persons'livfng on rural of Hartford, which wllh be head
land star routes as well as those Hv- 'quarters for the field men. This
ing in cities and towns -where there , company has taken up a large num-
ls delivery by carrier. Wnere there
is' at present no delivery by carrier
the parcels will go to the post-office,
as ls the cas with ordinary mail.
The postage rate for tne 'first
zone,; that 'Is, within dlstanc.es hot
Exceeding. GO fa'leg, will be nve'cents
for the first pound and thfoe -iSefttB
lor each additional pound',' "tho
irates increase for each successive
jno of the eight zones fnto which
the country Is divided, the maxi
mum' rate being 'f2 cents a pound,
"Which will carry a parcel across
ho continent, ' or oven ,to Alaska
Und the Philippines.
. For a fee of 10 centsa parcel -may
h insured, and if the, parcel is lost
in the malls, an indemnity to the ,
amount of its value, not to exceed .
$50, will be paid to the soiiifer,
According to the regulations gor
ernlng the parcels post system, pro
mulgated by Postmaster General
Hitchcock, perishable articles may
"bo sent through the malls only un
der specific restrictions as to their
containers and the distance they
are to be sent.
Butter, lard, fish, fresh, meats,
dressed fowls, vegetables, fruits,
berries and.slmHar articles likely
quickly to decay, may be sent for
short dlatanc wjiejp securely pack
ed. Egga will- bo' accepted for lo
cal delivery when packed properly
In a container.; an A for any distance
when each egg ls separately packed
In a perfectly secure manner.
No restriction Is placed on the
iii ' "l.Jt- .1- i.-.. j.
cured' meals, but fr6sh'mestwlll bo 1 ?Ied at h'8 London re8'dence short
transported only within the first ; ,y a,tor noon Sunday from Pu,md
zon nary oodemn. His passing was
Frfleii iieliHi4fnaitilMl& miiiin. Peaceful. Mrs. Reld and their
ery, toys, musical Instruments and ,
articles of glass, In whole or In -.part,
must be securely packed ""and mark
' Articles tha" may' not be sent by
.parcel post Include Intoxicating li
quors of all kinds; poisons, polson-
nm AntmAlft! 'tnap.rAa nr rflnfltnaav!
plosive bt every kind; Inflammable ,
MioUn. lnrlMSI nrflrhS. 'nf-.,!
,V.Vw, ..-..p MMvwV,w, .,. Ml.
machines; pistols er revolvers; dls
easa germs jissy .obscene, defama
tory or Murrlloira 'matter now pro
hibited ljt la,wsJ!ye 'or dead ani
mals ;6p bh-ds'or-illTotiUry: raw
hide"?? 'Waayt&lHg lavnK.'
Books and', priatftd matter may
oof e iorwir Kt parcel p,oat;SbaciH Jfer Tip Bartfar
rates, but only at tho pound rate of
The law provides for the use of
distinctive postage stamps, and
there Is now being distributed to
I'OBtmastors for use in the parcel
post system a set of stamps of 12
denominations. Parcel post maps,
with accompanying guides, are to
be sold to the public at their cost,
75 cents, through the chief clerk of
the Postofllce .Department.
O OIL FIELD NEWS. O
The Wood Oil Company received
their new wrenches a few days ago
to repair their recent breakage and
are continuing the reaming work on
their well. Larger casing will be
put In to shut out the water, on ac
count of which they have had much
trouble, ,The,y will begin drilling
again and anticipate good results.
Mr. Grant' Slnsell Is the well con
tractor and Mr. H. M. Jordan man
ager for the company In the local
torrjtory. Mr. M. H. Pltzglbbons,
of Carnegie, Pa., rone of the chiefs
of the Wood Oil Co., is spending a
few days here.
The West Kentucky Oil Co. re
sumed drilling Monday, after a
short cessation on account of an ac
cident to the machinery. They are
now down about 700 feet on well
No. 3. Machinery l8 on the ground
and they will start at once pump
ing out well No. 1, whlcn has been
Idle for some time, Thl8 Is the well
where they struck so muc'h water,
but it has been demonstrated that
there Is also much oil there and
they are going after It with much
vim. They look to bring in well
No. 3 by the first of next month.
Well No. 1 of the Rough River
Oil and Gas Co, on the Weller farm
Is now down jtgt-a depth of abinit
GOO feet. They struck two slight
showings of oil a few days ago and
ber of leases in this county.
Mr. J. M. Lane, who has been n
this territory several months leas
ing lands for a syndicate of Penn-
sylvanla capitalists,-left Monday to
spend his Chrstmas vacation with
his family at Washington, Pa. He
has leased a large lot of land in the
Beda territory and elsewhere in the
The Oil City Derrick makes the
announcement thnt, on Monday of
last week, five cents more was ad
ded to the price of Pennsylvania oil
and Its various grades, making the
present prices as follows: Pennsyl
vania, $1.90; Cabell, $1.50'; Mercer
black, New Castle and Corning,
$1.43. No change was mnde in tho
Somerset or Ragland oils, their
prices remaining at $1.10 and 65c
respectively. At the sam0 time
three cents was added to the Lima
and Illinois oils, their prices now
being: North Limn, $1.16; South
Lima and Indiana, $1.10; Illinois
light J9c, neavy 96c, nnd Prince
ton, Wc. On the same dat0 tlvo
cents was added to Wooster oil
making the price of that product,
$1,33. Pennsylvania oil at $1.90
is the highest price paid for that
grade since December 28, 1903.
Th0 West Kentucky Oil "Co., op
erating in the Hartford field, now
get 98 cents per barrel for their oil
delivered In tank cars near the well.'
Ambassador Held Dcnd.
Whltelaw Reld, American Arobas-
'sadonto Great Britain since 1905.
dauhter' k J,lrs Jihn Ward- were
present. It I3 nnnetnced that mem
bers of the family probably will
start on th0 return to America Sat
urday with' the body, and that the
burial will occur In Sleopy Hollow.
King George sent -a message to
President Taft doploring tho Am-
aE8ador'B doatn and ,n. n fPr the
"i"i P'u an unuBuai inuuie
president paid an
to thQ deceased.
Twenty acres of fresh land, att- '
uated wlthlnmlle and a half of the
nil Airt HnM,"nrt imnrf w'
Will sell chearj.
Xes'tsY Arbuckle" Roslne,
CAUSE CAR SHORTAGE
On I. C. Railroad, Says Vice
President Schmitt Meet- ' .
ing Set for To Day.
Paducah, Ky., Dec. 16. J. F.
Schmitt, ninth International vice
president of tho International
Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Ironl
Ship Builders and Helpers of Amer
ica, with headquarters in Ports
mouth, O., is in Paducah in confer
ence with the Illinois Central strik
ers. He expresses himself as confi
dent that the- strikers will eventual
ly win the tiike. He asserted that
the equipment of the road Is In bad
Condition. "JIe charged the law In
regard to safe equipment was bolus
flagrantly violated -n the Illinois
Central and the Harrlman lines.
Mr. Schmitt charged that the di
vision officials were keeping the
higher officials of the Illinois Cen
tral In Ignorance of actual condi
tions. Next" Wednesday th0 Ken
tucky State Railroad Commission
will meej. In Central City to hear
complaints' about a shortage of cars
at the West Kentucky coal mines.
Hb and Preeldent Fred McCreary,
of the System- Federation of the Ill
inois Central, intimated that some
startling revelations will be made at
this hearing. Both said the car
shortaso was due to Incompetent
empls In the car departments of
the strops. They may appear before
the commission, Mr. Schmitt says,
nndetpose conditions that they
claim to exist. Not only do they
claim cars arc in bad condition, but
also the locomotives.
When the- Illinois Central strike
was inaugurated over a year ago i
about 97 per cent, of the men quit!
work, according to Messrs. Schmitt
and McCreary, and to-day 90 per
cent; of the men are still out. In
the Paducah shops they said not
more than T per cent, had returned
to work, and in Memphis only three
men had gone back.
The men arc-
standing firm, they said, and will
continue the fight until they win.
AH strikers are receiving $5 a "week
bencflts, except those doing picket
duty, and they receive-$10, accord-
ing to the officials. They said the
Federation of Federations, which
waB prganlzcd In Kansas City sever-
al months ago, haB become a part of
tho American Federation of Labor
at the late meetlne In Rochester. N.
Y. 'The Federation, of Federations
Is now known as the railroad do- Ing charge of the sale of the pooled d,e In the electric chair here, for
partraent of the American Federa- tobacco, not to sell until they had the part they played in the Hllls
tion of Labor, and this department secured the price as originally fix-1 vllle court house tragedy, that new
will open offices in St. Lquls tho -ed. atid calling upon the committees ad Important evidence had come
first of next year.
SHK Hill HER WEALTH
IX VARIOUS PL ICES
Petersburg, Ind., Dec. 14. Mrs.
Margaret Myers", aged seventy-seven
years, an eccentric old woman, who
lived at Algiers, a small town, si
miles east of here, was found dead
in bed this mornlngi Relatives who
knew she possessed considerable
.,.-...... au ,.u wuiu iinu ll'J Cb- ,
ord of -bank deposits began search
ing' the premises for hidden treas
ures and found burled in an old
can In n summer smokehouse $3
000 In gold and silver, which hud
apparently ' been undisturbed for
Mrs. Myers, It Is said, never had
any confidence in banks, and as she
has alway8 been considered to hnvj
had considerable means, her rela
tive's are digging all over the farm
hunting for .more hidden wealth.
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CALIFORNIA WAGERS. ON
ROOSEVELT TO UK PAID
San Francisco, Dec, 16. Twenty-five
thousand dollars staked on
the California election will be paid
off here to-morrow by Commission
er Tom Corbett. Those who bet
that Roosevelt would carry tho
During the weeks the result hung
In, doubt, Corbett decided to name
as winner the candidate who' car
ried a majority of tho electoral del
egation and by a popular plurality.
The odds wer two to one oh Roose-1'
A. 8. or E. Notice.
Th Ohio County Union, A. S.
B" wm conYSne at the court-house
,n "" on December and-28.
181 2- AIMocals are urged to to
i 4g4 ,lu" rcyreiueu, a" m s me ume citizens ot me siaie iree or cnarger reateay for It,, that pellagra l8 n-
-1-; rio eieci new omcers. iana persona applying for admimlen- creating wlt,hapa ling rapidity and
!.. wt -. MuusHun,4in.. I win ue uumni wuuuui. any reien.iuai luero are now ou.uuu cases oil
BeraJi HENRT AL PIRTLB. Sec'y. ' ence to educational qualifications. It throughout tho country
SANTA' CLADS SLOW, DDT
'ANGEL WAS QUICK
In Arriving, After Children Had
' Prepared Mock Christ
' mas Celebration.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 14. A Christ
mas party held at t)ie home of Mrs.
Margaret Ustlch. 828 Ewine street.
- :alne to an abrupt end this after
noon when the five children who
were playing Santa Claus were ov
ercome by gas which escaped from
the' gas plate,
I J2. .
-.Three of the children died later
at the Mary Crane Nursery, where
tfiey had been takon for treatment.
The three who died were:
' LOuls Ustlch, 3 years old.
Theodore Ustlch, 10 months old.
"Xlda Masheridys, 5 years old.
Th five children resided with
Mrs. Margaret L'stlch.
Mrs. Ustlch was delivering a
washiug to a nursery when the trag
dey wag enacted.
With promises to be good, that
Santa 'Claua might not pass over
tle home without n visit, the five
chlldien were left in the kitchen of
their little home while the mother
went to the nursery.
Left' to their own amusement, the
qhlldren, filled with the spirit of the
approaching Christmas season,
started to play Santa Claus.
Five little stockings were taken
from a dresser drawer and hung on
a clothesline in the kitchen, while
Uie children pretended they were
asleep, waiting for Santa Claus. But
baby Theodore was attracted by the
bright green tube which led
the gas pipe to the plate.
Reaching up with his tiny hands
he pulled tho tube from tho nine.
and the room wns soon filled with
the deadly gas.
STAND FIRM, SAYS A. S. OF
K. OF McLE.W COUNTY
Calhoun, Ky., Dec. 12. -After be
InB In session two days with one of
the most successful meetings held
in Kentucky lor several years, ;lie
State meeting of the American So-
ciety of Equity finished its bus!-
'ness at noon to-day.
' The Society was largely represent-
ed from all sections of the State,
and much good was
by the meeting.
A resolution was nassed endors-
' Ing tho action of the several district
' committees of the organization hav-
to "stand firm" and not to accept ,
ono'Tennv Ies than the nrlce fixed,
In the election of officers, J. H.
McConnoll, 'of Princeton, was re-
elected president: J. H. Burney,
Greenvllle, vice president, and S.B. I
Robertson, Calhoun, secretary and ,
treasurer. Tho executive board Is
composed of C. G. Davenport, Bowl
ing Green; Ben Watson, Dixon; R
E. I. Ray, Vine Grove; H. M
tje Hartford; J. W. Dunn, Whites-
The place of tho next
will be announced later.
HERE IT IS AND VOU
CAN JUST FIGURE IT OUT
' Chicago, Doc. 12. G. S. Faber, a
civil engineer with a penchant for
chronological dates, figured out last
night that at twelve mlnutea past
noon to-day tne could take a firm
grip of his pen and write the date
If there is a desire to add anoth
er 12 to the date line one could watt
until twelve seconds after the min
ute. Faber figured further that tho
next time it will be possible to get
a like combination will bo In ninety-night
years, cloven months, two
days, twenty-three hours and flfty-
Then It will be pos-
slble to write the exact date 10:10-10-10-10.
A COLLEGE COURSE OF
'-iiLixlhgton, Ky., Dec, 14. The
College of Civil Engineering of tho
Stato University of Kentucky will
open on January 6r 1913, the sec-
ond annual course for Municipal
and Highway Enjlncors, nnd a very
larro attendance Is expected,
This course will bo open to all
Tlie entire cost of the course, In
cluding board, books, and traveling
expenses, ought at the outside not
to cost over fifty dollars.
Tho subjects of Surveying, Lev
eling, Mapping, making Profiles,
Road Construction and Mainte
nance, Specifications, City Streets,
Paving and Highway Bridges will be
studied and discussed.
From time' to time during the
course experts on the various sub
jects under consideration will lec
ture to the classes, thus giving thorn
the benefit of years of practical ex
perience. It Is hoped that every man In tho
State Interested in municipal or
highway problems will make It n
point to be at this session and get
the most out of the course In every
way. No effort will be spared to
make this work Interesting and
profitable to all In attendance. ,
Very truly yours,
WALTER E. ROWE,
Dean College of Civil Engineering.
A LEAD PENCIL FACTOR V
BEGINS AT HUltXSIDE
Somerset, Ky., Dec. 1C. A lead
pencil manufacturing establishment
has Just begun operation at Burn-
side, this county, with a force of ( dynamite among a crowd of people
some sixty people In the factory. and killed them. He read In a pa
Thls factory haB been under con- per at Jacksonville Just as ho was
structlon for some time, but has about t0 take a boat ,lown tlle st
just been .finished and put fflto op- Joim's river for the ocean, that he
eratlon. The factory was located at Was the only victim of th0 tragedy.
Burnslde on account of a particular So he retraced his stena nd walked
character of cedar, which Is now
very rare, being somewhat abundant
along the river cllff8 of the Cumber
land. Burnslde l8 the head of naviga
tion on tho Cumberland and from
there down the river there are large
groves of the kin.Lof cedar for this
',',,, , ,
The cedar In the rough Ig, rr.anu-
factured here into small oblong
' bloclf8 and then exported
ny, wher0 the lead Is Inserted and
the finishing touches put on. Aside
from the standing cedar along the
Cumberland, thore are now manv
farms which have been fenced with
this valuable cedar and these fences
are being shipped to the factory and
wire fences placed In their stead.
The factory will run at full ca
pacity from this time on and heavy
shipments of cedar will be made
' A RESPITE HAS BEEN
GRANTED TO THE AILENS
uicnmonct, va., uec. n. on a
statement of attorneys for Floyd Al
'en and Claude Allen, sentenced to
to light, Oov. Mann this afternoon
granted a respite to the two men
until January 17.
Wytheville, Dec. 14. Following
the verdict of voluntary manslaugh-
ter with a verdict of five years. In
tne penitentiary against Sid-
na Allen for the murder of Com-
monwealth's Attorney Foster In the
Hlllsvllle court house tiagqdy last
March, a final settlement of all the
pases growing out of the trngedy
was reached this afternoon, when
Sldna Allen pleaded guilty to sec-
ond degree murder for the killing
of Sheriff Webb, and Wesley Ed-
wards pleaded guilty to three
charges pending against him. Thlr-
ty-five years In the penltenMury Is
the penalty Sidna Allen will pav
Twenty-seven years Is Wesley Ed
SHOWED GREAT NERVE
IN THE HOUR OK DIJATH
Greenville, Ky., Dec. 11. WI1
Ham Eades, a farmer of this county,
lost his life at hi8 sawmill, about
three miles south of Greenville, by
being thrown against a revolving .
circular saw. He had stepped acroci
Into the saw carrier to move n piece William Rupprecht, driver of a sau
of timber when his coat was blown sage wagon, was fined $5 by Re
agalnst the saw, throwing him corder Houghton to-day for assault-
against It, cuttlug off one leg at the
body and Injuring him othorwlse.
A physician was summoned and tolc'.
Eades that he "had but a few hours
to llve. Eades, who had not lost
consciousness, summoned his child
ren and gave them instructions a?
to the management of thoir nffaln I
aftfr hla death: He leaves
fter spending several thousand
dollars, the pellagra commission an
nounces that, U does not know what
ca'useB. tho disease, 'has. found no
THOUGHT HE HAD
And So He Fled From the
Scene of Explosion.
MOURNED FOR WEEK AS DEAD
Man Who Dropped a Box of
Dynamite Turns Up
RIVER WAS DRAGGED FOR HIM
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 14. John
R. Fallls, who was supposed to have
been blown up by dynamite Sunday
night and for the recovery of whose
body from the Kentucky river his
administrator offered a reward of
$250, arrived home safe and sound,
to-night, after fleeing all the way
to Jacksonville, Fla., under the de
lusion that h had thrown a box of
In on his overjoyed family to-night
at 9 o'clock.
Fallls ws carrying a bo of dy
namite from his store down to a
shantyboat on tho river bank last
Sunday night when he stumbled
n ml fl rnttnofl tlio lmv Ilia nrlf. nrwl
,IauRter heard tllc exI)losioI,Land
rushing down tho path to the river.
foul)(, mmenge hj,e bown ,n
v, i..,i. i . . , t-.,i.
IIIV Uililtv, uuc 1IUI U 11UV-U l UIIIO
m, . .i.. .i. ......
Tho next day the river was drag
ged and later an administrator was
appointed who offered $230 reward
for the recovery of some portion of
the body, as Fallls carried about
$3,500 life Insurance. The reward
stimulated rivermen, who have
been industriously searching the
bank and depths ever since for the
body. Even as Fallls stepped Into
his store to-night, three grappling
hooks and lanterns were engaged in
the grewsome task.
While his wife and five children
were mourning his supposed death
and the administrator was taking
an Inventory of his estate, Fallls
was Putting miles between him and
He had about $200 on
his person at the time.
"I was on the edge of a steep
bank above the boat," he said,
"when I slipped and as I did so I
threw the box from me down the
hill. I heard the explosion, then I
did not know anything until some
time later, I was bareheaded and
cold and near the railroad. Sever-
al people passed while I was there,
and every one was talking about
those People being blown up with
"Then I began to think If some-
one was killed I would go to prison,
maybe for life. I started walking
and made It as far as Chrlstlans-
burg, where I caught the 2 o'clock
freight for Louisville. I arrived
there early that morning and
caught a train for Florida. My In-
tentlon there was to catch a steam-
er on the St. John's river for the
ocean, but I felt so bad I stayed a
few days and kept close. When I
ventured out I saw n newsboy sell
ing papers. I bought one and read
in account of the explosion and as
no mention was made of any one
but myself being killed, I made all
haste to return home."
SAUSAGE MAX SUFFERS
A DOGGOXE HUMILIATION
New Brunswick, N. J Dec. 14.
Ing Thomas Dutton, Newark's offl-
clal dog-catcher, and hindering him
in his work.
"I can't go anywhere without this
man following me," complained
Dutton. "I can't catch dogs with
him dogging my steps."
Rupprecht said ho only "wanted
to see how he does It." ,
' "For a sausage man,1'-' said the
Recorder, "you are too much Inter
ested In dogs. Dog-catchlug and
sausage making nre two separate
businesses. I tine you $5.",
Eighty-one fire Insurance corai
panies are fighting- the new ;order
reducing the" rales 2Vi"er "cent 'nn
dwellings In Kentucky: