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VOL. 1.
NO. 1.
BY SCHEDULING $1,070,000
Supersedes Bend Flxd In Chicago
to Await Hearing en Writ of Er-
ror Should One Flee U. 8. They
Cannot Be Returned.
Chicago, Jan. . Writ of uperse
deas were granted Friday by the Uni
ted Statea court of appeal in the ease
of thirty-two of the thirty-three labor
leaden convicted of a dynamite plot.
All will be released on bond. That
of Frank M. Ryan waa placed at $70,
000. The bonda were made on a baaia
of 110,000 for each year of the term
to which the men had been aen
tenced. In flxing the bonda Judge Baker re1
viewed the erldence and the argu
ment In the caae and atated that the
bonda ahould be large enough to make
the peraona furnishing them very
much concerned In getting the men
Into court when they are wanted.
The charge le not one In which ex
tradition may be resorted to, he aald
If the men ahould once get out of the
country, he declared It doubtful If
they could be compelled to return or
If the government could punish them.
Only thirty-two of the thirty-three
committed men were specifically rep
resented, although all were mentioned
In the petition. Herbert S. Hockin of
Indianapolis had expressed a willing
ness to serve his sentence and not
ask an appeal.
Attorneys for the 33 convicted labor
leaders at once took atepe to provide
suitable bonds for their clients.
The bonds for the 33 men, as fixed
by the court, aggregate $1,070,000.
Immediately following the decision
of the court of appeals the point waa
raised by whom the bonds should be
approved. It was agreed by the court
and the attorneya that Federal Judge
Anderson In the district court at In
dianapolis -should be the Judge to ap
prove the. bonds.
Oil Magnate Accepts 8ervlce to Appear
Before the Puje Money Investi
gating Committee.
Washington, Jan. 6. The end of the
long search for William O. Rockefel
ler, Standard Oil magnate, . wanted
as a witness before the money trust
Investigating committee, came Friday
when Chairman Pujo was notified by
Rockefeller that he would accept serv
The search has lasted since June,
and for the last few weeks has coat
the public at least $500 a day.
It waa arranged that Mr. Rockefel
ler will appear before the committee
on January 13.
Rockefeller's decision was communi
cated to Chairman Pujo through At
torney Samuel Untermyer. counsel
for the committee, and House Ser-
geant-at-Arma Rlddell, both of whom
are In New York.
Mr. Pujo would not discuss the
terms of Mr. Rockefeller's surrender,
if terms were made by the Rockefel
ler lawyers. Details of Mr. Rockefel
ler's agreement to appear before the
committee were left to Mr. Unter
myer, although there were frequent
telephone conferencee between the
chairman of the committee and Its
counsel during the day.
Norfolk and Newport Newe Isolated
by Storm Ships Sink at Sea .
Freight Destroyed.
Washington. Jan. 8. The south At
lantic coast states Friday were In the
grip of a terrlflo wind and rain storm,
which worked havoc with shipping
and cut off the cltiea of Norfolk and
Newport News. All land wires lead
ing out of the cltiea were destroyed.
Before the last two went down a tele
graph operator In Newport News re
marked that the gale waa so terrific
that the waters of the James river
surged up Into the lower parts of the
city with the violence of a small tidal
The navy wireless sent out unan
swered calls to the ships of the Atlan
tic fleet gathering In Hampton roads.
Anxiety was felt for the safety of tor
pedo boats In the narrow aea way.
Launches and small boats from the
warships which attempted landings
were swamped. Large quantities of
freight on the piers were swept Into
the sea. The beachea about the Vir
ginia capea were strewn with wrecks
of small craft
Italy Buys Coal In America.
Cardiff, Wales, Jan. I. Italy, fol
lowing the lead of the Egyptian rail
ways, placed an order for $00,000 tons
of coal In America Friday, while she
has Invited tender for a Urge quan
tity rrom in lorasnir mines, j
Settlement of Dispute By Two Nation
Urgsd By President.
Wmtern Newspaper Union News Service.
Washington. President Taft Is will
ing to submit to arbitration the ques
tions at issue between Great Britain
and the United States over Panama
Canal tolls, but he does not favor arbi
tration by The Hague Tribunal.
This fact became known upon the
president's return from New York.
Although he has not yet given the
matter of a tribunal much thought, the
president probably would prefer a spe
cial board of arbitration, composed of
an equal number- of citizens of the
United States and Great Britain.
Such was to be the composition of
the arbitrate court he proposed to
settle any vital question arising be
tween nations when he spoke In be
half of the arbitration treaties. Tho
president has expressed to friends the
view that at The Hague all Europe
would be against this nation, and that
the moral pressure on the court would
be enormous because all Europe Is In
terested In Panama tolls Just as much
as is England.
In a court on which only Great Bri
tain and United States were represent
ed, It is argued, there would be a much
greater chance of a fair decision. Sev
eral Democratic senators have voiced
the opinion that a special tribunal be
created to arbitrate this dispute.
Uniontown, Pa, When Mrs. W. E.
Johnston, 30 years old, wife of a
wealthy farmer of Cheat Haven, was
In her home with her one-year-old
daughter a man, armed with a re
volver, appeared at one of the win
dows and demanded that she open the
door. Instead of complying the wom
an barricaded the door.
Just as the man broke open the
door Mrs. Johnston fell dead on the
floor, at the same time crushing her
little daughter to death.
A short time later officers arrested
W. H. Simmons, who was found in tha
vicinity. Farmers keuiiuta to. take'
Simmons from his captors, but were
unsuccessful, although he was rough
ly handled and required medical at
tention when brought to the Union
town Jail.
New York. Robert A. Raetze, an
architect, and his wife, Gertrude, were
burned to death in their home In a
fashionable residence district in a fire
that started in the basement from a
dried-out Christmas tree and spread
rapidly throughout the building. The
two children of the couple, Grlswald,
$ years old, and a year-old baby, Rob
ert, were rescued. The Raetzes were
socially prominent. Mr. Raetze was a
graduate of Heidelberg university. He
was 37 years old and his wife a year
Detroit, Mich. Eben Smith Wheel
er, Chief United States engineer in
this district, and. chairman of the Nlc
araguan canal commission, died at his
home here. He waa 74 years old and
was born In Wayne county, Pa. Mr.
Wheeler entered the employ of the
government Immediately after his
graduation as civil engineer from the
University or Michigan and continued
in the service until his death. He bad
charge of construction work at the
Soo Canal ' and spent much time in
perfecting surveys of the great lakes.
Trenton, N. J. Miss Jessie Wood
row Wilson, daughter of President
elect and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, gave
an address at the Central Baptist
church at the vesper services of the
Young Women's Christian association.
The services were to have been held
In the association's hall, but the crowd
was so large that the place of meeting
was changed to tb church.
Los Angeles. At least 20 men are
missing snd three launches were
wrecked as a result of the heavy gale
that swept, the Southern California
coast. The wrecks took place along
the strip of coast about 20 miles south
of San Diego and a short distance
north of the International boundary
line. Two United States Immigration
Inspectors are among the missing and
it 1 belle ed that both have perished.
Huntington, W. Va. F. A. McDon
ald, 3D years old, editor and owner of
the Huntington Herald-Dispatch Co.,
died of uremic poisoning. Mr. McDon
ald was president of the West Virginia
Republican Editorial association aud
was-prominent la political affairs of
the state.
Centre JUDGE A.
Lone Star Statesman Quote From
Prealdsnt-Elect Wilson Did Not
Favor Hie Selection, but Wishes
HI Administration Success. ; .
Washington, Jan. 4. The s wan aoi
of 8enator Bailey waa, the "feature laj
tong:-sHKa'Uea Ui-oog; to l
capitol Thursday. The retiring sena
tor, defending hi own career In con
gress, made an elaborate attack on
the Initiative and referendum.
Practically none of Senator Bailey's
address had been prepared In ad
vance. It dealt principally with the
principle of the Initiative and referen
dum, and he directed his words to
ward his resolution, declaring that
such a "system of direct legislation
as the initiative and referendum
would establish Is In conflict with the
representative principle on which the
republic Is founded."
"The wise and patriotic statesmen
who dedicated thia republic to liberty
and Independence," declared Senator
Bailey, "rejected a direct democracy
In which the people would rule with
out the Intervention of representatives
and adopted a representative democ
racy In which the people should rule
through their duly chosen agents."
The senator quoted from states
men who participated In the formation
of the Constitution and the organiza
tion of the government to show that
they had never Intended that the re
public; form of government should
give way to direct legislation by the
people, such as the initiative and ref
erendum would provide.
"This Is a republican democracy,"
be said, and cited again opinion of
men Identified with history to prove
that a "representative democracy"
was better than a true democracy.
Senator Bailey said he would not
quote from lawyers, because they "do
not seem to be In high favor now
with those who wish to work this
change In the government."
"I never had a client who was my
master In any manner," he declared
at one point.
Mr. Bailey quoted from works of
President-elect Wilson.
"I am a democrat," said Senator
BaVley, "and though I did not favor
hla selection, no man living hopes
more for the success of his adminis
tration than I do."
Death of Financier Follow Operation
For Abdominal Trouble Had
Been III Two Year.
New York, Jan. 4. James R. Keen
died Friday morning In Miss Alston's
private hospital. Death followed an
operation for an abdominal trouble of
long standing which became acute a
few day ago and which necessitated
his removal from the Waldorf-Astoria
hotel to the place where be died.
Mr. Keen had been an Ul nian for
two year.
He was a leader In Wall street
stock speculation and also a com
manding figure on the turf. He had
the distinction of having owned, bred
and raced some of the greatest horses
in the history of the American turf.
Upper H. 8. HOCKIN
Lower F. M. RYAN.
.Became III, Then Violent, on Trip to
. Panama Raved Over Failure to
Be Re-Elected.
.Washington, Jan. 6. Representa
tive Wllflam W. Wedemeyer of Ann
Arbor, Mich., who suddenly became ill
and was thought to be Insane at Co
lon, Panama, at the time of President
Taft' recent visit to the isthmus.
Jumped overboard from a ship on
which', he had been taken at Colon,
ills body had not been recovered,
i. Rn?resentat!ve Wedemeyer went to
JWMMthKu. vu?i ongntjalonr.) Iwis
It at the same time the president vis
ited there. On the voyage from New
York he collapsed aad waa taken first
to a sanitarium In Panama and later
waa put In confinement in a hospital
where he became violent and raved
about his defeat at the last election.
He developed a suicidal tendency and
was closely watched. Mr. Wede-
meyer's close friends say that a few
day before leaving for the Isthmus
he fell and struck his head on an Icy
sidewalk. It waa not regarded as seri
ous and did not deter him from going
with the congressional party.
Ann Arbor. Mich... Jan. 6. Although
It was reported that the mental con
dition of Congressman William W.
Wedemeyer, who, while Insane leaped
overboard from a steamer carrying
him home from Colon, Panama, was
due largely to a fall he received re
cently in Washington, his local friends
and associates attribute the congress
man'a breakdown to the strenuous
campaign he went through last fall,
which resulted In bis defeat by S. W.
Beakea, Democrat, and his enthusias
tic congressional work In general.
Message I 8nt From Eiffel Tower
In French Capital to Arling
ton Station.
Washington, Jan. 2. The long arm
of the wireless has reached from the
Eiffel tower, Paris, to the govern
ment station at Arlington, a distance
of four thousand miles, according to
a report of Commander C. H. Bullard
to Secretary of the Navy Meyer to
Naval officers consider this the
most Important achievement of the
wireless since Us Invention.
Tbe communications between
Washington and Paris were estab
lished In the quiet hours of early
morning when the Arlington operator
received the time signal sent out from
the Eiffel tower every fifteen minutes.
Petition Allege Court Erred In Sen
tencing Labor Leader to Jail for
Washington, Jan. 4. Samuel (tamp
ers, John Mitchell and Frank Mor
rison of the American Federation of
Labor, convicted of contempt of court
and sentenced to Jail In connection
with the Buck' Stove ft Range case.
have died their appeal In the District
of Columbia court of appeals. It al
leges tbe men were convicted not ol
contempt of court, but of want of re
spect for Judicial authority. Seven
teen alleged error are charged
against Justice Wright The "commit
tee of prosecutors will file a brltJ
in reply before February 6.
Work Has Been Grestly Hampered by
Lack of Care Output for This
Year Should Rcsch Much
Higher Figure.
Frankfort. Kentucky's coal output
for 1912 was 14,000,000 tons, accord
ing to a report of the United Geolog
ical Survey. It says:
"The development in what is known
as the Elkhorn coal field, In. south
eastern Kentucky, which have been ac
tively pushed during the last two
years, are expected to be in full run
ning order in the spring of 1913, and
will swing the maJoBj, production of
the state from the western to the
eastern district Up to the present
time the larger part of the production
has been derived from the western
counties, and in 1912, out of an esti
mated output of 14,000,000 tons, the
western counties have contributed
over half, or say 7,500,000 tons, as
compared with 6,500,000 tons from the
eastern counties.
"The whole state has suffered from
car shortage In 1912, but it was espe
cially felt in western Kentucky,
where, in December, the car supply
on the Louisville & Nashville railroad
was only 65 per cent of the needs, and
n the Illinois Central railway barely
40 per cent From April 1 to May 15
an agreed suspension of mining oc
curred in the organized districts of
western Kentucky, which affected
about 5,000 men."
McCreary Names Delegate. V
Governor McCreary appointed dele
gates to the Fourth International Con
gress on School Hygenic, which meets
in Buffalo August 25 to 30. They fol
low: Dr. J. N. McCormack, Bowling
Green; T. J. Coates, Barksdale Ham
lett and Dr. John O. Smith, Frank
fort; Mrs. Lafon Allen, Harrodsburg;
Fred Mutchler, Prof. H. H. Cherry,
Bowling Green; Dr. W. E. Grant, Prot
W. H. Bartholomew, Louisville; T. A.
Hendrick, Cynthlana, M. A. Cassldy,
Lexington; M. O. Winfrew, Mlddles-
i u'jru- c. i. vmrmvj, vv iucu?ier; ea
ger C. Riley, Burlington; Leslie Bos-
ley, Danville; J. W. Ranklns, Danville;
J. E. Lanter, Winchester; R. I. R. L.
McFarland, Owensboro; Orville
Stivers, Louisville; J. W. True, George
town; M. J. Gordon, Mt. Sterling; John
W. Clarkson, Lebanon; M. P. Hlfner,
Versailles; G. M. Money, Shelbyvllle;
J. W. Ireland, Stanford; J. L. Pilker-
ton, Ellsabethtown; C. C. Sandusky,
Nlcbolasville; W. D. Rodds, Mayfleid,
and N. C. Hammack, Morganfield.
Report of State Geologist
According to the quarterly report of
State Geologist J. B. Hoeing, made to
the Advisory Board, a practically vir
gin coal field of fine proportion is on
the eve of development along tbe up
per Licking river in Magoffin and Mor
gan counties. Two co-operative camps
of the state and government survey
have Just been closed for the winter
In Warren county and near Hindman.
The latter camp was finishing work
in the vicinity of Pound Gap to con
netft with similar work being done In
Virginia. The survey is about ready
to complete a map of the Owensboro
and Tell City coal field. An interest
ing work has been carried on in the
fireclay district embracing Rowan,
Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties,
and maps of the Georgetown quad'
rangle and the Big Sandy valley coal
field from Prestonburg to the mouth
of the river.
City le Offering Prise.
Louisville came up handsomely with
cash prizes for the Kentucky Educa
tional Association, which will meet
there in April. Secretary Thomas
Vinson, who was In Louisville on busi
ness connected with the meeting, col
lected $250 In a half day. This mouey
will be distributed in addition to the
banners to stimulate interest In the
attendance. For the county sending
tbe largest delegation, considering the
number of teachers in the county and
the distance traveled. $75 in gold will
be given; to the second, $50 In gold; to
tbe third, $25, and to the next five
$10 and to the next ten $5. It will be
left to the County Teachers' Associa
tion of each county receiving a prise
as to what shall be done with the
Refuse to Stamp Warrant.
Stat Treasurer Thomas Rhea de
clined to stamp as Interest-bearing a
warrant for $2,000 for the mitnte
nance of tbe girls' dormitory at the
elate university. This mouey waa ap
propriated In a special act of the gen
eral assembly several years ago, and
Judge Lafferty, dean of tbe law school,
thought this should tske It out of the
operation of the rule applied to all spe
cial appropriations. Treasurer Rhea
said all would bo treated alike, aud no
interest-bearing warrants would be Is
sued unless the court of appeals de-
Me otheivis.
Membership to be Increased.
Effort to Increase the membership
of the Kentucky Educational Associa
tion from 3,280 to 5,000 at tbe meet
ing In Louisville April 30. will be
crowned with success. In the opinion
of Secretary Thomas Vinson, who Is
receiving regular and encouraging re
ports from tbe Congressional district
committees In charge of the work of
arousing Interest among teachers In
their territories. He Is devoting a
great deal of time to the rally aud
expressed gratification at the co-operation
the association is meeting with.
The two normal schools will to
gether send about 2,000 to the meet
ing on special trains, arrangements
for securing which will be made In
the next week. Superintendent of
Public Instruction Barksdale Hamlett
also will bring the meeting to tbe at
tention of the county and city school
boards, urging the former to increase
the pay of rural teachers who attend
the meeting, a dollar a month, and
the latter to dismiss their school
and allow the teacher full pay for tbe
time of the meeting. The rural
schools will be out by that time.
Prizes will be offered to Induce at
tendance. The county sending the
largest delegation, considering the dis
tance traveled, will receive a huge
silk banner, and smaller ones will be
given the counties in each district
sending the largest delegations. Olh
er prizes, aggregating $300 in gold will
be given county delegations.
It seems assured, Mr. Vinson said,
that Theodore Roosevelt will speak at
one of the night meetings on the
child problem. Either Elbert Hub
bard or Capt. Richmond Pearson Hob
son will be the other speaker.
Whisky Tax le Raised.
The valuation for taxation on whis
ky in bond waa raised $2 the barrel by
the State Board of Valuation and As
sessment The tax was placed at $13
the barrel in the tentative assessment
over the protest of the distillers, who
complained of the raise of $2 made by
the last board. Notices will be sent
out to the distillers, who have thirty
days In which to file complaint before
the tax i made final. Tax. Clerk C. F.
Saunders, of State Auditor Bosworth'a
office, ha mailed to the distillers
blanks on which to make the return of
the whisky taken out of bond, but will
not be able to furnish them tables on
which to compute the tax until this
1913 assessments Is made final. Ev
ery four months the distillers report
the number of barrels taken out of
bond and pay the tax on them. This
Is done in January, May and Septem
ber, but on account of the late assess
ment they will not be able to pay the
tax In January this year. The revenue
derived from this source last year un
der a $10 tax was $133,000.
Medala Given te Guardsmen.
Service medals for nine, fifteen and
twenty-one years of faithful service In
the Kentucky National Guard have
been awarded by the Adjutant Gen
eral's office to the following officers:
Twenty-one years' service CoL
Jouett Henry, Third Infantry; Lieut
Col. Nelson J. Edwards, Second In
fantry; Lieut Col. Ersklne B. Bassett.
Third Infantry; MaJ. C. W. Longmire,
Second Infantry.
Fifteen years' service Capt An
thony G. Chapman, Third Infantry;
Capt. Charles H. Tandy, Third Infan
try. Nine years' service May. Henry H.
Denhardt. Third Infantry; MaJ. T. W.
Woodyard, Quartermaster; MaJ. John
A. Webb, Second Infantry; Capt. E.
W. Clark. Third Infantry.
Federal Building.
Concerted effort on the part
of tbe thirty-eight states rep
resented In the American Association
of Fairs and Expositions will be ex
erted toward pushing through Con
gress House bill No. 18005, wfelch car
ries an appropriation of $100,000 for a
Federal building on every state fair
ground in the country. Tbe building
is to be devoted to tbe exhibition of
food and forage crops and 20 per cent
of tbe flodr spare Is to be given over to
Federal exhibits. Commissioner of
Agriculture J. W. Newman, who is a
member of the committee assigned to
promoting the interest of the bill ex
pects the bill to pass.
369 8tate Banks Have Been Inspected.
Since July 12, when the law creating
tbe department became operative, the
State Banking Department has In
spected 369 banks, and will have com
pleted the first round of inspections by
the middle of February. The law re
quires an Inspection of each bank at
least once a year. This being a legal
holiday and the banks closed. Com
missioner R. R. Revll held a confer
ence with the inspectors, John B.
Chenault A. B. Farris and E. J. Doss.
Prof. Harker Is Appointed.
Chairman Daniel E. O'Sulllvan. of
the Stat Prison Commission, ha an
nounced the appointment of Prof. Har
vey R. Harker, of I-oulsvtlle, to suc
ceed M. M. Mallory as the head of the
educational department of the 6 hool
of Reform. .

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