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Admits Sh Promised As-
HER TORTURED CONSCIENCE
Would Not Let Her Keep Si
Millie Slayer Ad
; alts His Part.
FRIGHTallJJjLY BRUTAL MURDER
Macon. Ga.. Deo. 47. Mrs.
James King, widow of, tho promi
nent Round Oak, Ga., planter, who
was killed near herd Decwnber 12,
to-night confessed ' that ,she plotted
jL,wUh Nicholas Wilburn, i a farm
""hand, to kill her husband, so" that
she might marry Wilburn and se
cure $2,000 life insurance carried
by her husband.
Mrs. King was arrested at her
home near Round Oak. Wilburn
admitted that he killed Mrs. King's
husband because she offered him
$600 to commit the crime, and
promised to ma'rry him after t had
For more than' two houn lifter
lier arrest the woman refui a to
discuss the tragedy. Detect!'1 s re
lated to her details of Wllburn's
confession and llnally she collapsed
"Do you think God will forgive
'- f Vi me? Tnen w,tn d as my help I
r "Ay iWlll telFypu all, for I cannot meet
' my Godwltfa,a He on my lips. Ask
the peofelekto have mercy on me,
I not for iftyaelf but for my child
1 .. h LtfikS
etc." added MrsKing,
"V, j "Nick Wilburn and .myseHiwere, slt
" tlng alone Inrayffllning room? Nick
ttild me that he'' didn'tVhuve a
"friend In the world and patting him
on the back, I told him I wouH be
Ills friend. From that time on our
relations were most Intimate. We
met at frequent intervals and had
signals so that I could let Nick
know when my husband, was away
"Had It not been for .the $2,000
Insurance we would npver have
planned to kill my husband. My
first attempt was to killhlm with
strychnine. Nick bought the strych
nine and we put 'it in my husband's
whlskeyj, WAon he became deathljj
sick, he took an antidote and recov
ered." I J
Mr. King ( disappeared Decerhber
12. His body"1 .was found M&h a
bullet woujj In tho hearten a
woods lot where" he had goneVhut
Jng. His blrddog was keeping
watch over the body. Indlcadois
we're at the time that King waV re
sponsible for his own death. Inves
tigation led to tho arrest yesterday
of Wilburn and James. Barber, a
negro. Continuing, Mrs King said:
"It was then that weplanned to
shoot him. Nick told me that wa
could catch him out hunting and
kill him with his own gun. The
day of tho killing Mr. king was
sick. The-dWtor told hlmUhat.he
should not,, eat pork, so he took .his
gun and west "Into the wAods to
kill some blrdt.9.
"He left ftomejibout 3:3oWhe
ttftamnnn Anil 'uiltjnn tin t.Atiu7?L
gone about an hour, Nick came??' I
told blm my husband had one
hunting, and 'he said: 'Now lfrtewr
time,' and I said, 'Yes.' iV
"When my husband dldn'fYe
turn I knew he was dead and sent
Johnny Gordon and Frank W
burn', my son-in-law, to hunt W
him. After they had gone NIc
told mo that it was all over. W
rtirtn'f discuss thn JHiiim, ,,nit ru.lthe House, before the Christmas re-
eeraber 17 when Detective Moore
called to talk with me. After nair ina nopo wns asPeea to
Moore left, Nick told me he know 'Vx whe Representative Bon John
they suspected him, but I told hjm Bfl chairman of tho Investigating
to brace uitfaSi lve nothing .'. PJmmlttee, feet Iho whorls In rao-
ev'en if he Ww&ala auntnw wifc:
if he ri scajfold wl'a
around vl &, I dldn'tlfcV
he wourtftlwn'e away. Wtan
lleve he woul
Nlok was arrtifiiuada v
mlpd 1 would o-to "the gallows he -
fere I would te)l a word.
"Later I cai?e Jo thn ooeluslan
that I could not meet y God, wUk
a Hea my Hp.
ft was a goo4, Chrtaita wem'an
Iwfpra I met Nkk WtlbvrR and k4
avr ao a wr$ Ik ii' im. 1
W tl tk kmh
mtm u m
have six children. Tho oldest to 18
and theyoungost 4." ,
In his confession Wilburn Is
quoted as saying:
"Mrs. King had, offered me $600
to kill her husband. Sho said she
wanted to get rid of him and prom
ised to marry mo. He had $2,000
"December 12 I was passing the
King home. She called to me and
told me that Mr. King had gone
hunting and for mo to go through
tho woods, find him and shoot him.
I followed him and when he stop
ped to rest, I sneaked up behind
him, grabbed his gun and then shot
him Just over the heart. Ho beggocW
me not to shoot him any more. Just
then ho fell over.
"I put his gun in his hand and
arranged the body so It would look
like he had shot himself and then
went back to the house and told
Mrs. King what I had done. She
said I was a good boy and she
thought a lot of me."
Barber, the negro prisoner, stat
ed that a few minutes before the
killing, Wilburn had told him that
he was going to shoot King. Ho
said that he had frequently heard
Mrs. King tell her husband that she
would like to get rid of him be
cause sho was tired of "seeing him
Mrs. King is the mother of six
children. Her oldest daughter mar
ried a brother of Wilburn. Mrs.
King had taken a prominent part in
church work In Jones county. The
King plantation Is said to be one of
tho largest In Middle Georgia.
SECOND WOMAN HE HAS
SPOKEN TO IN 35 YEARS
Boston, Dec. 28. Jesse Pome
roy, Charleston Prison's famous
lifer, the man condemned to live
forever .apart from his fellow
beings Jn solitary confinement, to
day spoKa'to Mr. Eugene N. Foss,
wife of Governor Foss, and the first
woman he has seen, except his
mother, for 35 years.
It wis only fop a few moments
that they talked behind, the steel
grating that 'separates ?omeroy
from the great throbbing world
outside. Pomeroy spoke but briefly
with Mrs. Foss.
He talked with the Governor for
a long period. He asked if his let
ter requesting a mental examina
tion ha"d been received and If any
executive action could be taken in
the matter. He was told that all
the Governor could do with justice
would be done.
IJOIt FRANKLIN RESIGNS
AS' STATE'S ATTORNEY
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 27. Robert
Franklin, who has served, as Com
monwealth's Attorney for the Four
teenth Judicial District for the past
several years, has resigned, and in
the future will devote his entfro
time to the practice of law. Victor
Bradley, of Georgetown, was ap
pointed by Governor McCreary to
fill out the unexpired term of Mr.
Bob Franklin, as ho Is generally
known, gained considerable reputa
tion In the prosecution of Caleb
Powers, Jim Howard and Henry
Youtsey, Indicted for the murder of
Governor William Goobel. Convic
tions were had In ail three cases,
but tho Republican Governor, W1IK
Son, pardoned Powers and Howavd,
and refused a pardon to Youtsey,
who Is still in tho penitentiary at
Frankfort. All others Indicted for
tint murder of Goebel, Including W.
S. Taylor and Charles Flnley, wero
alsd pardoned by Wlllson.
IIO.V, I!KXJ'HN80N ..1 ......
THE INSURANCE PROBE
wasnington, Dec. zs. if any
persons In Washington entertained
a lingering .hope that the investiga
tion of insurance matters in the
District Qf Columbia, ordered by
fess wou1 bo on,y a Perfunctory
L Mr. Jphnfon soon made It
tUK, Mr- Jfnron oon made It
I'lMthat, hHhad nobody to protect
"i"1 K0 xo Grind, and that be
" ftet at l0 acts. no matter
wl," liei lt ?,t8'
V' KarmsV For Sale.
Improved and unimproved farms
for wle. For fyrtbor particulars
call oiior address. ELI WE8LKY,
Hartforil,. Route 3. 49tt '
AdmlrV Dewey celebrated hla
iau uiriu(iy aHHivwwiry iawrs-
HARTFORD, KY.rwSDNjfeSD12fir, JANUARY 1, 1913.
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OF to OF. E.
Held Interestrig Session
Here f riday.
ADOPT STRONG R SOLUTIONS
In Behalf of the Organization
and Urge Fan ers To
ANNUAIi EM3CTIOJ I OFFICERS
Tho Ohio County ViAfa of the A.
S. of E. met at the coujt house In
Hartford, December 27A912. The
house was called to ond- by Pres
ident L. B. Tlchenor aill0:30, af
ter prayer by the Chapkln, T. H
The chair appointed he follow
ing Committee on CredeiUals: By
ron Bean and Joe A. Hotter. Com
mittee on Resolutions: T F. Tan
ner. J. W. Allen, Will Bcry, John
Dodson and W. S. Wheeler,
The Committee on Cidentlals
reported 19 locals, repressed by
44 delegates. The body Aen ad
journed to meet at 1 o'clock
Called to order at 1 o'cloic.
The Committee on Resdutlons
made the following reportlwhich
was received and adopted
let. Resolved, That we rkfflrm
our allegiance to the Amerlcik So
ciety of Equity, and congraulate
the members for the
tins year, ana recommend tna we
use our best efforts for the yer of
1913. - ,
2d. Resolved, That we do aUwo
can, consistently, towards agricul
ture being taught In Ohio couny's
rural schools, and recommend tfet
the County Board of Education h-
stall a plan as early as possible ftn.
3d. Resolved, That viewing tha
fact that a man, to be successful In
any vocation of life, must make his
word good or, he Is a failure, and
tho application would apply to our
organisation in regard to our pool
of tobacco, we recommend that the
pool must stay closed.
4 th. Resolved) That this County
Union elect a committee of two to
confer with ,the Fiscal Court In
consideration of a proposition made
by a Chicago firm, in regard to em
ploying an expert agriculturist to
come to our county to instruct us
5th. Resolved, That as lt Is re
ported by the Owensboro papers
that at a mooting of the Green
River Association hold Tuesday,
December 24th, that some membors
of tho A. S. of E. and Homo Ware
house were responsible for such
confusion that it was impossible to
get a fair vote, therefore we de
plore this, If lt Is true, and If not,
wo heartily condemn the circula
tion of this report.
6th. Resolved, That wo heartily
commend the action of the non
poolers who have hold their tobac
co off tho market until the pooled
crop Is sold, and wo respectfully
ask them to stand with us.
7th. Resolved, That wo urge
that we, In the future, not only
pass resolutions but that wo carry
them out Intelligently.
8th. Resolved, That all crop re
porters report as near correctly as
possible, as they can not report
more than we have.
After passing on the foregoing
resolutions, the body thon wont
into the election of officers for the
On motion President L. B. Tlch
onor was unanimously re-elected,
with T. F, Tanner as Vice Presi
dent. Also on motion Sccrotary
Henry M. Plrtlo was ro-oleotod,
with B. F, Bean as assistant. On
motion 8. E. Bonnett was re-elected
as Treasurer and T. If. Balmaln
was unanimously re-elected as
Ou motion tho Board of Dlrec-
tore, ronilstlng of the following,
worn re-elected: T. II. iialmuin, E.
C, Balrd, J. S. Cecil, Sholby Rock,
B. A. Bratcher.
On motion Alvln Ross was elect
ed us Sentinel with L. F. Bennett
The, meeting then adjourned to
t Janrary 31st.
, L. B, TICHXNO, PrM
HlttflY M, -FIRTLB, 8ecy;
ii 1 j .
1 TOLE ofgrop
Pooled With Green River
20,000,000 POUNDS OF WEED
Embraced in Sale The Vote
5 Stood 1,431 for and 292
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
The Owensboro Messenger of
Moro than 20,000,000 pounds of
tdbacco, the Green RlverTobacco
Growers' Association pool, 'will be.
finally sold on Tuesday, at which
time the Board of Control will hold
a meeting, to carry out the wishes
ot a great' majority of the poolers
and effect a sale of the tobacco at
p?lces ranging, from $9 down to $5
for the leaf and lugs and $3 for all
of the trash.
The determination to sell the to
bacco was reached only after four
days of voting by the poolers them
selves and In the balloting there
were 1,7 OG poolers to express their
desire, a fair representation being
had from each county and of that
number 1,413 voted for the sale,
while 292 opposed it. Of the total
vote cast, about 83 per cent, favor
ed the sale.
Nearly 1,000 votes were cast on
Saturday, many of them coming in
to headquarters through the malls,
hllo hundreds of others came to
tie city In person to record their
vites. There wero 250 votes re-
Ivpd from the farmers of Spencer
county and but four of that entire
number held out for higher prices.
v liomo of the poolers who were In
111 i city Saturday and who earlier
ui the week had recorded their vote
m ilnst the acceptance of the of
fc , viewed the samples on "which
tl i $9 to $5 offer had been made
ail finding that they were not the
sine samples on which the asso
ci tlon had at first set a price of
$ ) to $G, they asked that their
vc es be changed, as they consider
ed tho price a fair one on the new
lples and desired, tho sale 'to bo
m:Je. The election officers would
no permit tho change of the vote.
'ho Board of Control will hold
1U meotlng on noxt Tuesday, at
wl ch time graders will be named
to handle the tobacco at the dlffer
cn receiving points and the matter
of allotting the tobacco to tho dlf
fei 'iit buyers and determining the
de very points will also be finally
he buyers and tho officials of
tlu Green River organization stated
Sat irday night that they expected
to lave every detail arranged by
thi-llast of tho week and that they
wotlld then notify all of the poolers
of he final arrangements and ex
pec d that tho deliveries would be
gin as soon after tho first Monday
In 1 10 new year as the weather will
per tit the growers to handle the
F llowlng- tho close of tho polls
nt A o'clock Saturday afternoon and
afto tho votes hud boon officially
rout :ed by Messrs. Earl Wright,
who represented the opposition to
the tile and who himself opposed it,
and Felix Heady, who favored tho
sale nd who represented those who
favoi d 'it, and Walter Atherton,
Fccre try of tho association, Issued
tltR l dlowlng flgned statomout:
W , your committee, appointed
by tllj convention of tho Green
RlvorlTobacco Growers' Association
mot nt fie court house in
boro, Decomber 24th. to as-
) secretary in taking tho vote
whother the board should
innko the sale ot tho association's
tobacc 1 on prices from $$ to $5 for
leaf at d lues and $3 for trash, wish
to retv rt that tho voto has been ta-
ukn, ,Jnt as ordered, and has been
abroln ulv fair to all concerned,
anddtlrlng the rutlro election no
man his- been influenced In tho, of
fice, bylsnv of thn oftlcers of the ns
fnMatloh or tho commlttre, and we
i believe I this to bo nbsolutoly the
unprejudiced will pf the members of
,our association, and the result of
it,e elepkm ' toUows: 1,413
faverlnJ the sale aad 292 against,
making a total of 1,705 votes cast.
J. FELIX HEADY,
THE ADVANTAGES OK
THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER
The local newspaper should bo
found In overhome. No child will
grow up Ignorant who can be
taught to appreciate the homo pa
per. It Is tho stepplng-stono to In
telligence In all those matters not
to be learned In books. Give your
children a foreign paper which con
tains not one word about any per
son, place or thing which they ever
saw or perhaps ever heard of, and
how can you expect them to becomo
Interested? But let them have the
home paper and read of persons
whom they meet, and places they
are familiar with, and soon an In
terest Is awaKened which increases
with every arrival of the local pa
per. Thus a habit of read
ing Is formed, and those children
will read the papers all their lives
and become intelligent men and
womn, a credit to their ancestors,
strong ln their knowledge of the
world as ltt- to-day.
urogram ior farmers' iWJtfp
to be held at Hartford, Ky., ati
o'clock a, m 1st Saturday In Jan.
uary, 1913: ;
Devotional exercises Rev. T. V.
Introductory remarks Prof. Hen
Fruit Growing for Pleasure 'and
Profit F. W. Plrtle and John B.
Farm Sanitation Dr. B. F. Tich
Commercial Fertilizer E. G.Aus
Should Agriculture be Taught In
Our Public Schools Prof. W. R.
How to Qrow Clover E. C.
CArn nrnWlnir- 1 -Pmo- --
WW. M W Mil . Ilti W. J. Ul IF 1,1,
Poultry Mrs. ,A. S. Chjnn.
Restoring Fertility o Worn Out
Soil Edgar Boehm.
Each farmer is requested to
bring an ear of his corn to be used
for comparison in selecting a type
of corn best suited to our require
H. T. PORTER,
E. B. BAIRD, Ch'm'n.
L. B. TICHENOR, Sec'y.
fFATTENED FOR CANNIBALS,
AND LEAVKS 'EM HUNGRY
San Francisco, Dec. 28. Guy De
Vllleplon, a former teacher 1 at a lo
cal academy, who arrived here to
day from the west coast of South
America, told a-talf of 'having been
fattened for a feast by cannibals
while attempting to cross from
Cludad to Buenos Ayrcs. He es
caped after many adventures and
found his way "to Callao.
"They were a strange people,"
ho said, "and appeared to bo half
man and half ape. I havo no
doubt that they meant to eat me.
I was mystified by all their kind
ness until I saw that it was all di
rected to tho end of getting mo fat.
Then I thought I had better leave,
and I did."
DeVllIeplon was a newspapor cor
respondent during tho Russian-Japanese
Won the 'Banner.
Hartford Local U,nlon A. S. of E.
No. C04 -won tho banner at the
Magisterial District meeting held
at Beda on Saturday, December 21.
Tho contest was based on the fol
lowing points, based on last year's
membership: (1) Amount of new
mombers this year, (2) Averago
attendance and (3) Amount of
O. P, JONES, President.
B. F, BEAN, Secretary.
Lawyer C. S. Walker Dead.
1 Charles S. Walker, one of the
best known lawyers In Owonsboro,
was found dead shortly beforo 10
o'clock Wednesday morning In his
office in the Owensboro Banking
Company building, by Charles Mar
tin. The body was still warm at
the time It was found, and-ljie ver
dict of the coroner's Jpquest was
that death was tho result of heart
For Sale Town property. Yaeaat
lets, cottages and two-story dwelllsg.
A. O. T1ISBR CO..
adv. Hartferd, Ky.
DEAD BABY IS
Of Father While Mother
ACHB1S1HS EVE TRAGEDY
Father's Brave Heart Kept
Secret From Mother
Till Last Moment.
PARENTS' .MOURNFUL JOURNEY
Providence, Ky., Dec. 26. Midst
the usual Christmas tumult a man
and a woman sat on a bench In the
railroad station at Mndlsonvllle
Christmas eve waiting for a train to
Morganfield. The woman looked
111 and tired. The man held a baby
and quieted It .from time to time,
for it coughed. He kept tne in
fant's face turned from the mother.
and watched It narrowly, yet care
ful not to let the wife observe his
Gradually the little mite's cough
weaker, and lt seemed to
Still watching It, the man
leerfully to his wife, tell-
the doctor's medicine
As he watch eb
he hollow eyes
close,, the labored
shorter, then stopped, a
tie face turned like wax on
The man's countenance relaxed S
seemed to sicken for an instant at
the thought of the morrow of
Christmas, the children's day.
As they rose to board the train
the man covered the baby's face
with his handkerchief. "The wind
Is too strong," he said.
" "How does he seem to be?" ask-ed-tho
"He is better," answered the
A tedious journey to their desti
nation. The mother worn out with
her own illness and caring for the
ailing baby, slept fitfully on the
train, but whenever she awoke her
husband had a cheering word for
her. While she slept, he sat rigid,
holding the little shrouded form
gently; when Bhe opened her eyes
he would smile as he hummed soft
ly over the little face.
"How Is the baby?" she would
"He Is asleep," he would an
"Letme hold him awhile now,"
the mother would say, but he
would answer, "No, you've been
sick and he's pretty heavy, you
know." Heavy indeed!
Even this Journey had an end.
The train stopped at a road cross
ing Just beyond Nebo, ,near Rosa
Creek Junction, and the little par
ty alighted. They leaned Into tho
gust of wind toward their homo
down the road. There his name
Is Wallaco McDowell ho urged hl3
wife to go in and lie down, telling
her thnt he would get the baby's
grandmother to care for it.
FrQm miles to tho west, In Provi
dence, tho wind brought the cold
echo of the Christmas bells over
The. grandmother could do noth
tng. The baby had died In the sta
tion at Madlsouvllle hours before.
Tho father know It welj, but ho
kopt this Is st sorrow to himself so
that his wlfo might be at home
when tho blow fell.
Spout from illness and exhaus
tion, tho mother liy In her small
bed room fast asleep. In the next
room was tho tiny corpse.
They hnd hoped to save little
Walter- ho was only fi mouths old
when whooping cough developed
in addition to other troubles.
Hook Worm lit Kentucky.
Lexington. Ky., Dec. 28. Oue
thousand two hundred and forty
threo out of 0110 - thousand seven
hundred and elghty-tHe persons In
Breathitt county examined by phy
slcinus nro suffering fiom hook;
worm, according to n report ot the
Rockefeller ComntlfMon. It Is es
timated If that rati prevails In oth
er mountain counties, Kontucky
hns twenty thousand cases ot the
, Two thousand shop employes of'
the Mexican National Hall ways lafj
augurated a mike for higher waaa
and an eight-hour day.v ,
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a ik -mw ' v
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