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Serious New Revolt In Mexico
Madero Government in Danger of Overthrow
Sunday wm n momcntouB day In
Mexican History, tho troubled rulo
of President Madero siemjngly hav
ItiR nearly reached Its end.
Madero himself was a revolutionist,
having succeeded In driving tho aged
President Dlas from power nnd fore
Ins him Into exile. Orcnt things worn
expected of tho new Government,
Dlax having been rated as n cru-l
czar and tho backwardness of tho
country being attributed largely to
his unprogrcsslvo sway.
Uut tho hopcr. that wero entertain
ed for tho Madero Government seem
not to havo been realised, at least
tho confidence of tho pcoplo was never
really cocured, and tho various ruling
factions wero not harmonized. Tho
result was that riot, blocd-shcd and
ltt) warfaro havo not ceased a day
ilnco tho accession of Madero.
Tho new danger to tho (lovcrnment
Thro has been almost continuous
fighting between tho allied Italkan
armies and tho Turks during tho
Ion wock, and practically every
engagement has resulted favorably to
Tho bombardment of Adrlanoplo
continues oi does tho Investment of
Scutari by th- Montenegran army.
In front of tho Tchatalja lines oper
ations aro seemingly suspended, th
object of the allies being to Invest
Constantinople from tho sea, fight
ing having takeu placo on tho Penin
sula ot Gallpoll which the allies
nek to occupy with a view to clear
Yjjstcrday was Lincoln's birthday,
Lost wook wo published a fine picture
of tho "Saviour of his country" on
our Clh pago and mado mention tf
tho fact that wo would run some Lin
coln article this week.
It would bo Iraposslhlo to fittingly
comnicuiormta tho birthday of Lincoln,
tut on several pages cf this Issue
will bo found selections from hi im
mortal speeches, tho history ot his
most famous portrait, his attitude
among famous ttccple, etc., while on
page 1, we publish a Bhort poem on
Lincoln by a Kentucky poet, W,
J. Lam Hon.
THE NEW STORY
Wo uro running, this week, the
uocond Installment of our new serial
which wo hopa every one will rmd.
It In not tos lato to look up lost
wook's Issue, but for thoso who can
not socuro It we aro running a short
synopsis. Commendations of "The
Girl of tho Llmberlost" contlnuo to
como In, and wo cxprct noon to hear
from "IJoth Sides of Tho Shield." It
Is not as long a story as wo have run
horetofore, and for that rcatou may
appeal to mrro people. It will run
through about eight Issues.
MR, MONTGOMERY'S ARTICLE
On our farming page, along with
many suggestions of helpful nature,
will bo found an artldo by Professor
Montgomery on tho culturo cf oats.
Inasmuch as tho season for sowing
oats la at hand, wo trust that all of
our farmer readers will look up tho
valuable odvlco given by Professor
CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE
Nows of th Week.
Cleaning Up Jackson.
Sunday School Lessen.
Iilrth and Death Statistics.
Faith in God.
Notes on Lincoln.
United Statej News (continued).
Stato News (continued).
New St-rlnl Story.
Eastern Kentucky Nowi.
comes from a practically unanimous
revolt of tho army which released
Felix Diaz and General Reyes who
wro imprisoned oovcral months ago,
each having headed a revolution. Four
battles aro said to havo been fought
during tho day In nnd about "Mexico
City, fn ono of which General Ileycs
wan slain by n shot from tho office
of tho President. Several hundreds
wero killed during tho day, more
than halt of them citizens who wero
simply spectators to tho various en
gagement. Fighting was resumed, Tuesday, in
tho city, Madom attacking tho rebels,
and tho sanguinary struggle being
kept up most all day, tho slain numb
ering a thousand cr more. At night
neither sldo could boast of victory.
Foreigners art. In great danger and
U. S. warships havo been hastened to
ing tho BtralU fcr tho passago of
tho tireck fleet. The fighting In many
places has bson terrific, and tho loss
In Ufa has run up Into the thousands.
No novo, so fur as can bo definitely
ascertained, bu been mado by tho
Powers to stop tho fighting, and It
s becoming Increasingly cvdcnt that
tho allien aro determined to carry
out th"lr threat of driving tho Turks
out of Europe. Tho Turkish Govern
ment Is hopeleccly bankrupt, and
whlo tho army was strengthened dur
ing tho two months of tho armistice,
tho feeling Is general that -tho out'
oomo Is hopeless.
Antarctic Expedition Has Disastrous
End Riots In Japan Central
American Prtsldent Assassinated
Brutal Treatment of Indians by
DISCOVERS SOUTH POLE UUT
Captain Robert F. Scott, who start
ed for Uio South Polo in 1910, nnd
word from whom has boon awaited
for Homo months, Is rcortcd to havo
lost his Ufa with four of his compan.
Ions KOino tlnu In March l'J12, hav
ing reached tho polo Jan. 18, 1911',
about ono month after Its discovery
Scott's expedition found Amundsen's
tent End other evidences that ho had
reached the iolo before their arrival.
Amnndsen Is now in tho United States
It Is supposed that, Scott and his
companions wero overtaken by a bllz
rnrd and failed to reach their base of
supplies. Their bodies aro thought to
havo been rescued along with the datn
which they had collected.
POLITICAL RIOTS IN JAPAN
SorlouB rlotlns occurred In Tcklo,
Japan, Monday, six persons being kill
ed and 05 Injured. Premier Katasura
was stoned cn tho streets by a mob,
his resignation Ic demanded. Troops
aro patrolling tho streets nnd guard
ing tho newspaper offices. ,
'Manual Arujo, tho President of tho
province of Salvador, Central AmerN
ca, was fired ujion by assassins, Feb.
4th, and died Sunday, tho 9th. Tho
assassination wee tho result of an ex
tvnslvo plot. Ono arrest has be?n
Tli-j conditions In tho Central
Though President Ollllnghurt of
Peru Is native Peruvian, ho Is a
scion of one of the oldest real Eng
lish families, tracing hla lineage to
Adam d Bllllnghurst, who was glvsn
a manor of that name by William the
A DOUILE DISGRACE
A noivH report from Frankfort last week is to the elTcct Hint tho
Slato Tuberculous Commisnion, created by the last Legislature, for
the purpose of fighting the whlto plague iu tho stnte, ia compelled to
discontinue its work for the waul of funds, the State Treasurer not
being nblo to pay tho appropriation.
For years a numbor of people in the stale have struggled to get
the Legisliituro to enact certain Inns and make certain appropriations
that would show to the world Hint Kentucky carea na much for tho
life of her citizens na alio does for her live stock nnd especially her
hogs. Until the appropriation was made bu organization was main
tained to enrry on the work in as effective a way ha possible by such
funds as could bo secured from the charitably inclined.
When the .appropriation, however, was made for the carrying on
of this nnti-tuberculosis work Ihia organization was discontinued, the
uow'coinmiasioii having been appointed. Uut now we have not only
the disgrace of the six thousand and more deaths from Tuberculosis
each yenr that might bo prevented, but tho added shame of n commla.
slon whose purposo it is to prevent those dentha being unable to striko
a blow for the reason that the state cannot fulfill Its promises.
There ia deplorable weakness and inefficiency in the government
of Kentucky somewhere nnd it begins to look oh if the present admin
istralion that promised so much ia going to prove itself the least com
petent to solve the state's problems.
THE SCOURGE OF IGNORANCE
We nro taking the liberty this week of reproducing in large part
an editorial which appeared iu tho Lexington Herald, January 10th,
under the caption "The Scourge of God." We have rnrely seen a
moro forceful presentation of the tuberculosis situation in Ihe slate
than is to bo found in this editorial, and ne take this method of giv
ing it as wide currency as possible. Tho figures are appalling, and
should nwnken the entire state to activity.
When the editor was lecturing on the subject of the preventable
diseases nnd sanitation in the eastern part of the state, be tired to
say that if any foreign foe should demand aa many of our citizens
each year aa hostages as the White Plague carries off, we would be
aroused to the pitch of frenzy, and would raise such an army as to
become invincible to the whole world, but when told that 0,000 peo
ple die in tho state each year of one dread disease, and that the toll
from the same disease in the nation is over 200,000 we console our
selves by saying that it is the Lord's will, and do little "to smite
death's threatening wave." And the chief reason that we do so little
and are so hard to arouse is the fact that we have been bo long taught
that it is tho Lord's will. And our only issue with the editor of the
Herald is tho fact that in his title he seems to fall into the old error.
We have taken the liberty, therefore, of speaking of the White Plague
not as the "scourge of God," but as the ncourge of iynorance. If
it were the scourge of Godns tho editor calls it, his plea that wo
arouse ourselves and combat the dread foe is useless it would be
useless to fight against God.but since it is the scourge of ignorance, it
is a hopeful warfare.
During the great conflict of '6i to '65, Kentucky tent a larger pro
portion of her adult male population Into the field than any civilized
State had ever done up to the close of the 19th century. But even In
that bhxxlr conflict of four yean duration no greater number of Ken
tucky's on were Mrlcken to death on the battlefield than now succumb
each year to the Great White Plagtuf, tuberculosis. That is, aa many
people die of tuberculosis each year In Kentucky at there were Ken
tticklans killed In any year of tho Civil War. This Is an appalling
thought, and all the more appalling when we contemplate Its true sig
nificance. It Is probably Impossible to say who, If anybody, was respon
sible for the tremendous sacrifice of life in the Ainercan war between
the sections. Great thinkers have pronounced that conflict inevitable,
ascribing no more Immediate cause than the compromises of the Consti
tution in 1787. There can be no such evasion of responsibility In re
gard to the 6,000 lives annually sacrificed to tuberculosis in the Com
monwealth of Kentucky, a sacrifice offered upon the altar of heedless
ness. Perhaps the Civil War could not have been avoided. It is abso
lutely established that tuberculosis can be entirely prevented. If 6,000
souls were led In sequence to the executioner's block the community
would stand aghast and petrified with revulsion and horror. How can
an enlightened public conscience be less moved when the fact Is just as
terrible luit only its presentation less dramatic? How Is It to be ex
plained that Ihe people of Kentucky sit seemingly apathetic and con
template the slaughter of their fellows?
B W.J. LAMPTON
" JIHICH reminds me"
Ww he hoed sunshine
And through At dread
That held this land
In Us bloody hand
He was the beacon light
Of Freedom and of Union,
And sad, though brave and
He held the Nation faithful
To right instead of wrong.
"Which reminds me" that the
Of Lincoln shall not fade,
And what he gave
To freeman and slave
ForeVermore has made
This Nation one in spirit.
The spirit that shall hold
Our Flag unfurled
To the whole wide world
In a story Cod has told.
American RopubjIcB aro Ominous with
tho oxceptlou cf ccsta Illra. nnd far.
Ing trouble, United States warships
wero dispatched to tho watein ad
joining In order to bo ready for any
uprising which may occur.
United SLate-i Consul to Peru, Stew
ard J. Fullei, submitted a report
last week to tho Stato Department,
laying bare tho conditions In tho rub
ber district ot South America. It !s
claimed that the Indians used In tho
Industry aro moro crucllv treated
than they wero by tho oarly Spanloh
explorers and settlers. Tho repres'n
tatlon to tho Washington authorities,
It Is thought, will arcuso tho Peru
vian Govornment to toko steps to
regulato tho business nnd protect the
workers. An English Company Is said
to bo responsible for the outrages.
Dr. J. S. Lock
Percentage of Cases Nearly One Sixth.
Dr. J. S. Lock of the State Doard
of Ibfllth and his assistants are con
tinuing their investigations for hook
worm In Berea. And both they nnd
tho citizens in general think that th
results moro than Justify tlHr labors.
Up until Tuesday night "07 ep-cl-mens
had bo.'ii examined. Of this
number 110 havo hookworm and 403
uro registered as negative, whllo
124 wero discovered to havo round
worm, i0 stomach worm ami 18 tape
Dr. Lock left for Mt. Vernon,
Wednesday noon, whero ho Is to give
n lecture Introducing a -campaign iu
Rockcastle. Ho will return to D;ren,
however, to completo tho work hero.
Tho demand is so great for quick
work, so many being Impatient to
learn whether they havo tho disease,
that a number of tho specimens bavo
boen sent to tho laboratory at Bow
Shepherd-Keiycm Bill Passed
Tho Webb Dill which takes tho
placo of tho Shcphcrd-Keuyon Bill,
passed tho House of Representatives,
Saturday, by a voto of 210 to M.nd
tho S' natc, Monday, by a good major-
Tho Kcnyon Dill was belnn consider
ed In tho Senatfl nnd at the conclu
sion of tho discussion tho Webb Dill
was siilstltutcd for It, thus removing
Uio nucsslty for a Joint conference
vcr the bill. That It may become a
law now It Is only necessary for the
President to sign.
A Kocd deal of excitement was oc
casioned by tho declaration shortly
after the bill passed tho Senato tint
the President will veto It upon Con
stitutional grounds. Many, In fact
most of thoso who havo opposed tho
measure havo not been bravo enough
to come out and tell their real reas
on. They must oppose, they say, hs-
causo they believe In Constitutional
Government. This was tho plea of
ono of Kentucky's Senators, Payn-
ter. It was tho plea also of Senator
UilTED STATES NEWS
Rioting In W. Virginia-Oil Magnate
too Sick to Testify Mrs. Cleveland
Weds More Graft Uncovered in
RIOTING IN WEST VIRGINIA
The striko situation In West Vir
ginia has assumed sjrlous proportions
again, tho governor of tho Stato
having been aslted to Investigate tho
Cabin and Paint Creek districts with
a vle.v to calling out tho ralllta, and
declaring martial law. Tho fact Is,
however, that while the troops wero
withdrawn soma time ago gradually,
tho governor's proclamation declar
ing martial law still holds.
Tho town of Acmo was shot up
last week, an.1 armed miners are
patrollng the mining districts.
OIL -MAGNATE UNABLE TO TEST
IFY Thi House Money Trust Com
mlttco has been seeking the testimony
f Wm. Rockefeller for several
months. For a while It was thought
that he was In hiding, and many
hundreds of dollars were (.pent in
the search fcr him. Later he was
discovered In tho south, where ho
was reported to bo sick at his win
ter resort on Jckyl Island, Georgia.
Tho Committer would not accept tho
statement of his physician that he
would be unablo to testify, and Chair
man Pujo with counsel was received
by the aged Magnate, Friday, but
only a few questions wero asked, as
Mr. Rockcfoller was ovcrcoma with a
fit of strangling, and tho testimony
had to be discontinued.
MRS CLEVELAND WEDS
Mi 5. Clovcland, widow of Presi
dent Cleveland, was married, Mon
day, to Thomas J. Preston, Jr. Tho
ceremony was performed "by tho Presl
'dent of Princeton University, 'Dr.
Hlbb'.'n. Dut few guests were pres
ent, tho ceremony being very simple.
MORE GRAFT UNCOVERED
New York Is experiencing a pretty
thorough shaking up as to police
graft. Tho revelations which camo as
tho result of tho trial of Decker and
tho subsequent newspaper articles by
Jack Rose, ono of tho witnesses In
Continued on page 6ve
fm YOU'RE IN flfel
TO "YOURSELF IF YOU
DO NT BUY AN OLIVER
No man really likes
'debt even to himself,
we are not charging
thing for this advice
good advice, and "straight" at
"BUILT FOR SERVICE"
Were mado with your own eipecial needa in view. Tho
Oliver People had their factory experts down here for
months finding out just what it is you require in too
NOW WE HAVE THE PLOWS.
R. H. CHRISM AN,
Root and many others. These gcntlc-
nvn; nuij uuonvim uuiii in
Houso and In tho Senato, tho author
of tho Dill declaring that tho slato
has tlie right to rcfuso tho cn Iran to
of affected cattle and sheep at Its
borders, this right being given by
Congress, nnd It should havo tho
samo right to prohibit the entrance
of a moro disastrous article of com
Tho pita about Constitutionality,
of courso, Is only a blind. It Is tho
business of Congress to represent the
people, and the people, or tho vast
majority of them, want tho states
nnd tho various local governments to
bo ablo to control tho whiskey traf
fic. It la tho business of Congress to
pass such a lav as tho Shcphcrd-Ken-yon
Dill or tho Webb Dill. It Is not
their business to refuso to do so bc
causo In their Judgment it Is uncon
stitutional. Neither Is It tho business
of tho President to veto It for that
reason. Tho Supremo Court of tho
Lnlted States exists for that pur
poso. IN OUR OWN STATE
Daficit Increasing Will the Governor
Act Hook Worm at Reform School
Night Rider Warnings Improve
ment In Schools Jaisamlne In
stitute Burned Whsre Stanley
In a statomont before the Court cf
Appeals last week. Attorney General
Garnett sold that, notwithstanding the
Increased revenues, tho state cannot
meet Its Indebtedness, and at tho
end of tho fiscal year will bo "to tho
bad" to tho amount of 12,223,000.
WILL. HE ACT?
This time It Is tho Evening Post
that Is respouniblQ for tho statement
that tho Governor will soon call an
extra Bossion or the Legislature, but
tho rumor baa been current eo often
and nothing has como of It, that not
even tho dire conditions facing tho
Treasury ot tho Stato aro sufficient
to assure 'ono that the Governor, will
HOOKWORM AT REFORM SCHOOL
Dr. M. W. Steele Si tho Stato
Doard of Health is making an inves
tigation for hookworm at the Green
dalo Reformatory. There are more
than seven hundred boys and girls
In tho Institution, and It Is thought
that the list of Infected with the
dlseaso will reach 30 or 40 per cent.
It Is suggested that the degener
acy resulting in tho placing of thesa
children in the reformatory may be
duo In a largo measure to the r
fects of tho dlseaso upon their
pareuts tr upon themselves.
NIGHT RIDER WARNINGS
Night rider warnings havo boen
served on m?n guarding a tobacco
factory In tho city of Henderson, Ky.
A factory at Ncbo was recently burn
ed supposedly by tho riders.
IMPROVEMENT IN SCHOOLS
Tho Kentucky Commission on tc
credlted schools was In session Sat
urday at tho Stato University. Tho
chief business before tho commission
was tho report of Prof. Rhoades,
Stato Supervisor of tho High Schools
of tho Stato.
Fifteen public Institutions and four
Continued on nge five
to bo in
that why not tako
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