OCR Interpretation


The Hartford herald. (Hartford, Ky.) 1875-1926, February 12, 1913, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84037890/1913-02-12/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE HARTFORD HERAL
D.
u
Subscription, $1 Per Year, in Advance.
"I Come, lie Herald of a Xoiij WnrM, lie Xevrt f jIII Mm Lmnlmntr al Hi Bad."
.J Kinds Job Print in ( Neatly Executed.
39th YEAK.
HARTFORD, KY., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
NO.
t
f
11 GREAT VICTORY
FOR TEMPERANCE
LjHouse Passes the Webb
Liquor Bill
BY MW0RITY0F240 TO 65
After Stubborn, All-Day De
bateAct Now Goes To
Senate For Vote.
TUB I.IMMTI1 OX THK MF.ASUHK
Washington, Fob. 8. The tem
perance forces won a sweeping vic
tory to-day which even Kentucky
oratory could not prevent, vhen tlio
House of Representatives passed
the Webb Dili regulating the Inter
state shipment of liquors by the ov
erwhelming majority of 240 yeas
to G5 nays. The bill Is regarded as
tho opening wedge to n Nation-wide
temperance move. ,
The bill was literally Jammed
' through the House by an Irresisti
ble force, the liquor Interests being
put to rout and driven from tho
Held. When their representatives,
"wt-Bts." saw that nothing "coiiTu"
stop the bill, they concentrated tholr
efforts In an attempt to amend It
hut every amendment offered to
emasculate If was downed In a
storm of "noes," and the bill as It
passed was exactly as It came out
of committee.
It was a great day for the whlto
' rlbhoners, who packed tho galleries
and looked on approvingly. The
attendance upon the House floor
was unusually large, although many
a member would have preferred to
bo somewhere else.
Tile membership of the House always-dreads
a vote on, the prohibi
tion issue, but the. adoption of a
special rule for the consideration of
the measure removed the last hope
for evasion at this session.
Four Kentucky members voted
against the special rule for consid
eration of tho bill, and against the
bill on final passage. They were
"Messrs. Sherley, James, Cantrill and
House. Five Kentucky members
supported the bill all the way
through. They were Fields, John
son, Langloy, I'owors and Holm.
Two Kentucky members, Stanlev
and Thomas, were absent.
The Webb bill penults State ofll
cers to seize liquor sent Into a dry
State for Improper purposes. The
report accompanying the bill says:
"It would remove the shackles of
interstate commerce law from the
States and discontinue the handicap
under which they now labor in en
forcing tholr polico regulations and
leave thorn freer to break up tho
'blind tigers' and 'bootleggers' that
infest man) dry States."
Next week tho Senate will vote
on the Kenyon bill, similar to the
AVebb bill. It is possible tho Webb
hill will be substituted for the Ken
yon bill In tho Senate and passed
and sent up to tho i'rcsldent.
The temperance forces are .in the
saddle In the Senate, also. During
tho debate, Representative Cantrill
and Sherley were each recognized
for a few minutes nnd voiced their
disapproval of the measure.
Representative Sherley in an im
passioned speech attacked the con
stitutionality of tho bill and offered
an amendment. j
His amendmont. If passed, would
have changed tho entire complexion
of tho bill. It provided for strik
ing out of tho bill the words "trans-,
portatlon of liquor" nnd insorted '
"All articles."
Representative Shorloy argued
that Congress did not ham tho right j
to delegate to tho States any powers!
which were not granted In tho Con-'
stltuttou. Ho also opposed tho bill '
on tho grounds that ho did not bo-1
Hove lu class legislation, and for j
this rouron offered his amendment, i
which would not only restrict (he
transportation of liquor from wet
Into dry territory but would also
prohibit tho transportation of any
article from one district Into an
other where It was not wanted.
Representative Slierlav's speech
was largely technical and Involved
the legal Hldo of the bittlo. ' Ho de
clared he believed tlio Webb bill an
reported out by tho Jfouse Judic
iary Committee to bo fatally un
constitutional. He asserted that there were
many members of tho Hou?e pres
ent who personally did not wish to
eeo tho bill passed but would vote,
for tho bill because It had to do
with the liquor question and would
gain votes for them at home.
Ho declared that they would nl
low the word liquor to lead thorn
away from their bettor Judgment
and refuse to consider tho legality
of the question.
Representative Cantrill bitterly
assailed the leaders of the nntl-r.-toon
league and other prohibition
organizations. Ho nsserted that
they havo falsely Impressed th .
country with tho existing evils nnd
that they themselves ndmitled the
failure of such prohibition Insola
tion as has already been passed by
tho various State Legislatures.
Representative Cantrill declared
that he was sick and tired of the
sham battle of prohibition and urg
ed the members of tho House to
voto against the Webb bill nnd set
tle ohco and for nil the question.
Rcpresenfatlve Henry, of Texas,
who followed Sherley, poked fun at
the Louisville member, who ho said
is not only a great lawyer, but "will
admit that he is, on tho slightest
provocation."
Republican Leader Mann d(
nounced It ns nn effort to "flim
flam" the public Referring to
Representative Henry as tho "At
torney General of the next Cabi
net," and personal representative of
President-elect Wilson, ho declared
the Rules Commltteo chairman was
Tea7nn"gTriinTrmTTtcnort-TO- -prevent
consideration of the appro
priation bills, so that they might go
over to the special session of Con
gress. Party lines wero temporar
ily eliminated when the House
adopted, by 211 to 00. a special rule
for considering the bill. ,
.Semite Follows Ac) Ion of FIo"Sc.
Washington, Fob.- 10. The Sen
ate to-night by a viva voce vote
passod the Wobb liquor bill, al
ready pasEed by the House, as a
substitute for the Kenyon-Sliop-pard
bill. The, bill would prohibit
tho shipment of Intoxicating lienors
from' one Stato to another when it
Is intended to bo rocelved or sold
In violation of tho law of the Stato
to which the shipment is made.
Friends of the legislation now
seek to have tlio House coucur In
tho Senato hill, which differs from
tho bill passed by tho House only
in number. Should that bo done
tho bills will not bo considered in
tho conference, but tho bill passed
bv tho Senato will go to the Pres
ident for his signature.
The substitution of tho Webb bill
for the Kenon-Sheppard bill came
at tho close of a long debate and
was by a vlvn voce vote, no roll-call
being demanded.
GRAVSOX COUXTV ATTOKNKV
111 US OK TVI'HOII) KKVKU
Leltchlleld. Ky., Feb. .".. Charles
V. Higdoii, aged thirty-eight years.
County Attorney for (irayson coun
ty, died at his home hero thin morn
ing at 2 o'clock of typhoid fever.
Ho had been ill about ton days. Ho
was one of tlio most prominent and
brilliant attorneys of tho Loltchfleld
bar. Ho had served threo years as
County Attorney nnd was a candi
date for tlio Democratic nomina
tion to succeed hlniBolf. A wife
and threo small children survive
him.
TOH.UVO PROPKRTV AT
XKHO IS UiritXKI) up
Madlsonvllle, Ky Feb. C. Tho
big tobaco factory operated by tho
Imporial Tobacco Company at Nobo,
this county, was destroyed by llro
at fi o'clock this morning, togethor
with two small rnsldonces nnd a
warehouse, pausing a loss estimated
tit more tlian $ If., 000. Tho fac
tory was owned by Kdwln Hodge,
of Honderson, but wns used by the
Imperial Company. No tobacco
had been received, but the factory
was being put lu shape to begin re
ceiving next Monday.
Tho origin of the blazo Is un
known, but it is thought to havo
been lu the otllce or stumming
room. A llro hnd been lit the stovos
of tho factory all wook.
.More than $(',000,000 wtjl bo
distributed among tlie stockholders
of tho Amerlcun Tobacco Company
from a in per cent, dividend m
ccutly declared.
For a sprain you will find Cliam
borlaln'H Liniment exceRout. It al
lays the pain, remove tho eoronosa,
nnd soon restores the parts to a
healthy condition. 25c nnd GOc bot
tles fop sae by all dealers. m
THE INCOME TAX
L
Burden Of Taxation Be
tween Rich and Poor.
WEALTH Mil BEMI ITS PHUT
Of Expense Of Government
Which Heretofore Has
Been Unequal.
THK COTTOX TARIFF ItOI'HI'ltV
(By Clyde II. Tavenner Congressman-elect.)
Washington, Feb. 8. Few per
sons realize the far reaching im
portance of the fact that tho Unit
ed States will scon have an income
tnx on its stntutcs.
First of all it means that million
aires will, for tho first Unto since
this nation has stood, bear a fair
pioportlou of the burden of taxa
tion. It Is estimated that one hundred
million dollars will be raised annu
ally by taxing Incomes. This will
mean that that amount of taxation
Is to be taken off of the things that
tTre"pepre7irustiaTeTli-ofiIe7 fo
live, and placed on wealth.
Under the system of protection
as played in this country, nearly
every penny of the money necessary
to run the Government, maintain
the army and navy, construct pub
lic buildings, etc., is raised by tax
ing the things the people cat, wear
and use. The only thing that pro
tection does not tax Is wealth. A
man with a fortune of ten million
dollnrs has not been required to
pay a single penny of tax to tho Na
tional Government. This seems al
most unbelievable, but It is, true,
The man working on tho section
for ouo dollar and fifty cents per
day, with a family of live children.
Is at the present time nctually con
tributing more to run tho National
Government than the millionaire
bachelor, too proud to marry and
raise a family.
The United Stntes of America is
practlcallv tho only ono of the
great' nations where such a condi
tion exists. Nearly ovorv llrst-class
nation on earth levies either an In
come tax or an Inheritance tax. We
have neither.
Why have wo never been ablo to
place an Income tux on the statute
books? Is the question that natur
ally arises. Here Is tho answer:
High protectionists have prevented
th" passage of an Income tax law.
becauso they knew that tho more
money the Government collected
from taxing Incomes, the less ex
cuse there would bo for a tariff tax.
To take protection away from tho
tariff trusts Is to Interfere with
their monopolies. And how could
the tailff trusts gouge consumers
without having monopolies of
American markets?
The Cotton Tni-lir Kohhcir.
The American people are paying
annually about $30,000,000 more
for their cotton goods than they
ought to pay, because of tho Iniqui
tous I'nyne-Aldrlch tariff law. Tho
liUd Congress Is preparing to Inter
fere with this robbory. Thoro will
be a big downward revision on all
kinds gf cotton goods.
Tho cotton schedule of the Payne
Aldrlch law carries an average du
ty of about r.!l por cent. This means
that every article of cotton cloth
and every plcco of cotton yarn that,
comes thiough the custom house,
has ns per cent added to Its foreign
price. And on cotton goods that
docs not ome through tho custom
house, but Is manufactured In this
country, tho r.3 per cent. Is added
Just .tho same by tho homo manu
facturer. When the tariff on cotton goods
Is reduced ouo-thlrd or one-half of
the present rates, this article, so
much used by women and children,
may bo had at tho price more near
ly representing the actual value of
tho goods.
It Is Vow Lent.
Observance of tho Lenten season
begun last Wednesday hIi Wed
nesday. The searon of penitence
wjll continue until Kastur Gim,ii
M'irili 22, the earliest poeglblo itato
In -tho calendar on which the feast
day can fall, The observant will
continue thiougliout tlm forty da-3
of fasting.
1
EQUALIZE
wore
i
a
ii
Whose Fame Had Spread
Far and Wide.
HAD ALLEGEDjmiC POWER
Over Diseases and Infirmities
Many White People
His Followers.
UK WAS KIXKI) AXI) OKPOKTF.I)
Kvansvllle, Intl.. Feb. 8. There
wns a rattlo of keys In tho big steel,
lriple-!ocklng doors of the Jail of
Vanderhurg county, Intl.
Tho click of the lock was the slg
nnl for DO white women out In the
Jail yard to say "Amen!" in rever
ence. The big doors swung open.
Through them stepped briskly a
medium-sized negro, about 40, ball
ed by his mother as the second
"Jesus Christ," and welcomed by,
these 50 waiting white women as
"Healer" Johnson.
Reverently he raised his hands:
"God be praised, dear sistera." he
aaW-hi a motfocrtttn T&ey pa-rte-d-to
make way for him, each hopiug
that he would brush the hem of
their garments. So he walked to
liberty, bound for Cleveland, 0.,
where he says he will open a "tem
ple." He had been deported from the
county of Vanderhurg, State of In
diana. A stay-away order is against
him.
Since he wns a plcklnniny Wilson
Johnson, the blnck "healer," has
boeu taught by his "mammy" that
liO'Wns a setoild Jesus Christ. Kven
aSjji sjhire girl in tho family of Joel
Fort.o'f Adams county, Tenn., Mel-
vlna Johnson claimed to posstw oc
cult powers. She said she passed
them to her son.
The two had a large following In
Tennessee, but Johnson grow ambi
tions to expand. He came to Kv
ansvllle. His power to heal was
heralded by negro servants to their
white mistresses and his iine went
scurrying along the back yards and
the front from door to door. .
In his "temple" on Fulton Av
enue, Johnson held his services, an
ointing with olive oil and saying
mystic words anil waving magic
wands. His following grew alarm
ingly. The polico arrested him.
He was rushed to the city Jail.
Itehlnd him followed a score of
white women, crying that his arrest
was an Injustice.
ileforo City Judge Gould 7.1
white men and women appeared In
his defense. One man held up a
child.
"Why shouldn't I have faith In
him? For twelve years I paid the
doctors nearly all I made to treat
my ciippled child, and they'
didn't do any good: this colored I
man cuied her. and ho has charged
mo nothing." I
"He cured me of consumption
when doctors said 1 would die," a '
frail white woman said, as she
stepped before the Judge. I
"I could give you the nnmeii of
hundreds of respectable whlto peo-1
pie ho has healed," said tho wifo of;
ii West-side business man. '
The Judge pondered. It wns up-,
patent that Johnson and his follow
ers wero sliscore.
"It Is true tho Constitution guar-,
an tees religious freedom, but I
nirst line you for piomotliig the
iii.uglliig o' laces," uaid Judge
Gould, with tlK memory of the aw
ful r.'ots of a fuv yens ago s'lll '
fresh In his mind. i
Si Johnson went to Jill. Hut the
white women followers canto to tho
Jnll, too with chlckciw baked,
frl'il. stewed and made Into pies.
They biought him every dellcncv.
They clamored, begged, piujed to
ree htm,
luslda he turned the "kangaroo
toutt" Into a revival meeting with
dnilv Hernions and "healing" dem
onstrations, until tho Sbeilff stop, j
ped him.
I 'i the tWy and a half ho was in
Jnll hundreds of women begged
Ji'duc .Uould over th telopboue to
roloiso. the negro, .Many went to
his "Oice, to plead, unit ioino threat-ciicd,-)J(lnu
Hearing of Johnson's trouble,
Joel Fort, whoso futher owned John
tou'ij mother wh,c.n she was a slave.
NEGHO
HEALER
child, came to Kvansvllle from
Robertson county, Tenn., paying his
lino and promising to take him
away. So Johnson left for Cleve
land, and many of tho whlto women
are threatening to follow.
DUSIIti: MOVUMKXT OF
TOIJACCO C'ltOP KTOIM'UII
As the result of 1,100,000 pounds
of tobacco In Ohio county, pooled
with tho Kqulty Home Warohouso
Compnny, remaining unsold, n mass
meeting of the members of the
American Society of Kiulty of Da
viess, Hnncozk nnd Ohio counties
was held at Whltesville, Monday
afternoon, and resolutions wero
adopted calling on all the buyers In
tlio Oreon river I'Ntrlct to cease re
ceiving tobnrrp Immediately.
The meeting wns held in the Ma
sonic hall at Whltesville, and wna
attended bv ImUepii H.'iO and 100
farmers. The largest number o"
those In attendance went from Ohio
county, vltlln Daviess county, It Is
estimated, had tlm smallest repre
sentation. The majority of the
men wl o went to Whltesville rode
horseback.
J. W. Dunn, a prominent Kqulty
lender of the Croon Diver District,
acted rs chnlrmnu of tlio meeting
and Paul Unrrett as secretary.
There were very few seats in the
room and the men stood nearly
three hours.
The object of- the meeting was
quickly stated by The chairman. A
-swelling. I'gftSJJJtlon.wajttijopUjd
calling on every toliaco buyer In the
(reen River lalsf iTct to cease re
ceiving tobacco of any description,
whether pooled with the Kqulty,
Green River Association or non
pooled. The Owrusboro Loose Leaf
Warehouse and the Owensboro Auc-
Itfin linncn M'ftrn Inr.lnrlml It, tin. .
. ..u.. ..UU.JV. "v., xiviuuvh Ml lilt' I ca
OllltiOll. "
OOGOGOCJOOOOOCSOa
O OIL KIKLI) XKWS.
ooooooooooooooooo
The West Kentucky Oil Co., op
erating near Hartford, brought in
their third good well tlio litter par
of last week, and It is said to bo
better than either of tlio other two
It developed a line flow of hlg'i
grade oil in what Is now known to
be an excellent oil Held. They itro
at work on tlr.'ir fourth well, which
will be pushed to cirly completion.
The new cable has arrived for
tho Wood Oil Co.'s well on the Cox
farm and was put into place.
The hole is now d'jwn about l,."i)ti
feet. Work Is now being ieume!
after suspension of a couple of
weeks, pending the arrival of tlio
new cable.
The Rough River Oil Co. are just
about to bring hi their first well,
and It promisis to lie a good one.
Xew MetliodUt Pieaclier.
A telephone communication wu
received from Rev. S. .1. Thomp-on.
Presiding IViler of this district, to
f'e boai' of sti wards or Hartford
circuit, .Monday morning, stating
that ho li-id secured Rov. Selvllle,
of VuiidcrMIt University, to fill out
tho unexpired term of Rev. T. V.
Joiner, deceased.
Rev. Selvllle Is a oung man. un
married and comes highly recom
mended as u gentleman of refine
ment and educitlou. He has had
some experience In p'iMorul work.
The cllleiifi and church memher.s
of Hartford will gladlv welcome
him to our shi-vIco, wMiiug him
much sucvess In tho work, lie Is
expected to arilve'thls week and
will fill the regular appointment In
Hartford Sunday.
PROMISING LIJAO VFIX
IS FOUXI) IX l't)L .MINI'
Petersburg, hid., Feb. S. - Con
slderablo excitement prevallid hei-p
when miners at tho Hammond coi"
mine, just north of this cit, rou'u'
a vein of pure lead or bismuth Im
bedded lu tlio center o" a M-foot
vein of coal. The ore was so mr.-
that It could easily be whittled v.lth
a knife. Tho vein os seam Is about
three laches thick, and no est hint
can bo made ns to how far it run
with the vein of coil or whether i
will vary lu thickness. Samples
have been font off to bo assayed.
-- .
Oimi'uiitlue I fried.
Hickman, Ky., Feb. s. 'H;..
meningitis quarantine which lllck
nmii has been strictly and rigidly
enforcing for several weeks again'
Dyor and L:kn counties," In Tennes
see, and allowing no uuo fiom other
comities to enter without health
certificates, was lifted yusterday by
tho City Council and City Hoard of
Health.
'PEFIISH AFTER
HNOING POLE
Overwhelmed By Terrific
Antartic Blizzard.
iCfiPT. R. F. SCOTT AND PARTY
i
' Closely Pressed Capt. Amund
I sen In the Quest For
I Eanh'sPaOttom.
1 1: i:. 1 1 1 :i goal o.s jaxuarv is
Loudon, Feb. 10.- Xsws has
reached tho world to-da that ''apt
I Robert F. Scott, the Antarctic ex
plorer and an unknown number of
his coinpanU ns perished i'l t.ie
'Antarctic while en il''lr rcuirn
' Journey from the So'Uh Pole.
I They reached their goal on Jai -uary
IS, 1012, about a month after
Capt. Raold Amundsen, the Norwe
gian, had plantrd the flag of his
country there. They then turned
back toward the bases they had
t formed on theii outward journey,
but were overtaken, overwhelmed
and destroyed by a blizzard.
The news of the death of the ex
plorers was brought ta civilization
tVwl ay-uy tlTcTT-apT ill Ii r "TrrerTeTKi"
Nova, the vessel which had taken
Scott's expedition to the South and
which had gone again to fetch them
back after the accomplishment of
their task. A seardiing expedition
recovered the bodies anil records of
the party.
I Only a few brief bulletins wero
sent to-day from the New Zealand
port of Oamarii by the captain of
the Terra Nova, who related simply
the fate of the pirty and then pro
ceeded with his vessel for the port
of Lyttleton, where he should ar
rive Thursday.
The disaster came as an utter
surprise to Loudon and cast a
gloom over the community which
has been iiiiequaled since the death
of King Kdward.
i It is believed here that the dis
aster did not involve all of the Scott
party of slxtj-six, but probably only
Scott himself and the four others
selected by him for the final dash
to the pole. These are supposed to
he Dr. K. A. Wilson, chief of the
ECicntllle stall': Capt. L. K. G. Oates.
of th" Innlskillleg dragoons: Lieut.
II. R. Rowers, o1' the uoyal Indian
Marine, the commisirlat officer,
nnd Petty Olllcer K. Kvans, of the
Urltlsh Royal Navy.
The expedition under Capt. Scott
was the best-equipped that had ever
been gathered together for such an
adventure. It mlled from Port
Chalmers, near Christ Church, Now
Zealand, on November 20. 1110.
The Terra Nov i made direct south
into Roas Sea.
TWO MI'V SHOT S RESULT
ow RF.KTAURAXT FIGHT
KvuiiMllle." hid.. Feb. 7. In a
fight l;i a restauritit at Carrier
Mills, 111.. to-da, Ilerl.eit linker, a
one-legged man, .shot to death
Frank Fink and mortally wounded
Klijah Harrison, v. bystander, aged
10. Harrison was taken to the hos
pital here and dh'd to-night while
on the operating table, linker shot
Fink lu the foiehe-id. killing him
llistantlv, and as Fink fell, Raker
fired again. The ba'l u'tusul Fink,
but t-trucl: HarrNou lu the small of
the back, piercing the klduevs nnd
abdomen, (taker wis nrrcbted and
Is held without bond.
Th killing bad Its orltrhi In a
trivial nlt'ulr. Maker sent Uiuk out
for whlskev, it Is said. Fink took
a nip out of the bottle hetore offer
ing it to linker. This led to hard
words, ami Flek struck Ruker. The
latter then drew his pistol ami be
gan tiring.
Ilarrhou was a eomtnbl. IPs
nephew Is cashlfr of tho Natloti'il
Hank at Currier Mill.
NOTF. linker f'l-imrlv lived In
Ohio ruiiiMv tioir Kebol before he
went to hi llauu.
Xol Ice.
Wanted to know the whereabouts
of one Sarah L. Flnlev, who wns
Sarah L. Phelps before Tier mar
riage about 2 years ago. Any in
tormutlou as to her or her heirs
would bo tbnnkfullv received and
might h of benefit to her or her
heirs. For further particulars, ad
dress. F. L. FF.LIX,
3t2 Hartford, Ky.
i
i
1
A. JL --

xml | txt