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RICHMOND, KENTUCItY,; WEDNESDAY, FEB11UAEY 12, 1913.
N UMBER 6.
ELIZAEETHTOWN ATTORNEY IS
NAMED BY GOVERNOR TO SUC
CEED JUDGE CHIELF.
CHOICE IS SATISFACTORY
Claude Mercer Succeeds to Common.
waithe Atvrnv Which Position
the New Judge Had Hekl U nap p ed
For a Decade.
Western Newspaper 'felon Xows Service.
Frankfort. Almost ten years to the
Iour from the time when he entered
upon his duties as Commonwealth's
Attorney in the Ninth judicial district,
J. H. Layman, of Elizab-thtown. re
ceived from Gov. MrCreary his ap
pointment a3 Circuit Judge of the same
district to succeed the lar.e Judge W.
s. Chfclf. At the -same time Claude
Mercer, of , Hardinsburg, received. his
? nvointment as . Cooimo wealth's At
ionicy to succeed Judge Layman. They
-v.'!-c sworn in at Hart' his burg, where
riiey went to convene the regular Feb
ruary term of court.
.Midjce Layman has had a remarkable
.'coru. In the ten year' he has had
t.o opposition for the nomination or
-'. oot ion as Commonwealth's Attorney,
.ad he presented to the Governor the
ipanimous support of the bars of three
the lour counties in the district. Be--Mes
this, the four children ofJudge
Ohelf telegraphed a request to Gov
McCreary to appoint Mr. Ia man, who
was their father's closest friend. Ten
years ;.go he succeeded Judge Chelf as
fon'munweafth's -Attorney when Chelf
vas ajijinted judge to lill a .vacancy,
The offices of Judge and Common
vcaltl.'s Attorney will be filled at the
Xoven. ber election for the two years
remaining- of the unexpired terms.
County Superintendents Must Qualify,
County superintendents wno nave
.ot oualined under the act of 1912 will
... h ahi to sccMi to a second term
miess tney meet uxe re-qu'reiuems uy
standing a special examination.
.State Superintendent of Public In
struction Barksdale Ham lett has re
ceived numerous comfuunications from
oandidates'in regard t6' the new law,
irul has "secured an interpretation, of
riie statute from the Attorney General.
'he law says: "No person shall be
ligible to the office of county super-
ntencent unless ne saan nom u um me
State Board of Examiners a state
Jiploma or state certificate, which shall
rot expire during his proposed terms
or office, or a certificate of qualifica
tion which 6hall in all respects be the
equivalent of a state certificate, issued
by the State Board of Examiners on
a personal examination held at the
-tate capitolon the last Friday and
Saturday of May and June next preced
ing the election of a county superin
tendent." Under this law the department, with
the advise of the Attorney General,
holds that a diploma or certificate from
State Normal School does not meet
the requirements, and that the provi
sion- holds as to superintendents al
ready n office and seeking re-election.
Prof. Reed to Stay at Station.
Farmers and particularly dairymen
tiirouzhout the Blue Gri93 and the
state will hear with considerable satis
faction that Prof. Albert J. Reed will
not i?ever his connection with the
State Experiment Station. Prof. Reed
has for the .-last twd; years,-been -in
charge of thefDalry Extension Depart
ment of the University-in o-operatton
v. ith Prof.' T. R. Bryant,, and has also
represented the United States Dairy
Investigations Bureau of the. Depart
meat of Agriculture. He is regarded
as one of the experts in the subject of
!lo construction and winter feedin
of dairy cattle, and his reports and in
struction have been of untold value to
iairvmen. It was recently rumored
rhat Professor Reed would be trans
t'errftd from the University to some oth
r branch of departmental Investiga
tion on account of a shortage In the
government appropriation for dairy in
vestigations, but by an arrangement
with the state. Prof. Reed will continue
his work at th station" here.
Carroll Wlna In .Court of Appeals.
The' "court of appeala overruled the
motion for a rehiring 'lit the case of
.State "Auditor' H. M. iBosrorth against
Cbarles Carroll, In which Carxoll. who
is a lawyer, bronght suit in the Frank
5in circuit court. to compel the auditor
to lvsue a warrant for $500, the amount
of an appropriation mad'o by the last
general assembly la faror of Attorney
Carroll as fee for representing the
commonwealth la a ease-growtas out
of a state printing ' contrect. The
saditot'eiipesistd payjBionti on '-. the
. iromd -itkg .-ajstf oflfkulo?. -jas,. oa:.
'cnstitetionair.-r V . ' ' !.
Thinks State" Need Institution.
Need of an institution for. the care
of the criminally insane was expressed
by Thomas A. Hall, member of the
Board of Control, who has just re
turned from Hopkinsville. He said this
could be provided by the erection cf a
building at one of the state hospitals.
Six convicts from the Frankfort Re
Cormatory have been adjudged insane,
paroled and transferred to the Eastern
State Hospital. "Their comroitment
under present conditions," Mr. Hall
said, "necessitates the employment of
additional help just to look after them.
All sorts of mechanical restraint, which
used to be in vogue in hospitals for
the insane, have been abolished, and
the most violent patients, by careful
management and good treatment, soon
become quiet and are easily handled; ,
a different proposition, as many of this
class are criminals by instinct, danger
ous and violent, and never respond to 1
good treament. but are constantly on
the alert to escape, and will resort to
violence to attain their ends, even to
the committing of murder. This class
should be kept apart from the harm
less classes; but we have no separate
place in which to confine them."
State Has Unpaid Bills of Million
oiace inspector uooapasior nus
made his report on the condition of
the state treasury at the close of busi
ness on January 31, as follows:
Balance in sinking fund, $129,235.83;
balance in school fund, $144,623.82;
balance in general expenditure fund,
$127,450..12j total balance in treasury,
$401,319.37; outstanding warrants,
The state of Kentucky at the end of
the fiscal year will be $2,225,000 "to
the bad," was the statement made by
Atty. Gen. James Garnett in his argu
ment to the court of appeals. Gen.
Garnett said that, notwithstanding the
increased revenues, the state could not
met its- indebtedness, and that the
deficit this year; not counting the thou
sands' of dollaTs that will be necessary
to pay the confederates' pensions,
would be practically $750,000.
The argument was made in the cas
of Rhea, treasurer, vs. Newman, com
missioner of. agriculture. Newman
sued Rhea to compel him to stamp as
interest-bearing warrants for 530,000
appropriated by the last session of the
general assembly for the department
Commission Hopes to Keep Keys.
It is probable that the Prison Com
mission will succeed in keeping R. N.
Keys, of Calloway county, in the serv
ice t to. look.--after youths discharged
from the House of Reform, notwith
standing the opinion o the Attorney
General's department that there is no
law authorizing the appointment of
more than one employment or parole
agent by the commission. The law re
lating to the House of Reform author
izes the appointment of whatever em
ployes the commission considers neces
sary, and by changing the language
of the resoltion so as to avoid duplica
tion of employment agents, one of
whom is already serving to look after
prisoners paroled from the prisons, it
may reach Keys as an attache of the
House of Reform. Chairman Daniel E.
O'Sulllvan said that without such an
agent it is impossible for the commis
sion to know what becomes of the
youths when hey leave the institution.
Women on the Program.
Commissioner of Agriculture J. W,
Newman anuounced that among the
women speakers at the State Farmers'
Institute, to be held In Paducahwill be
Mrs. W. M. Hutt, an expert on domes
tic science and household economy, of
Newbern, N. C; Mrs. H. M. Dunlap,
of Savoy, 111., president of the women's
branch of the Illinois State Farmers'
Institute; Mrs, Helen Wolcott,..of Shel
by county; and ' Mrs. v.Elbridg6 Palmer,
of Paducab.' These ladies are all ex
perts in their various lines. v
Inspecting Inmates of Reformatory.
Dr. M. W. Steele, of the Rockefeller
commission, who is conducting a hook
worm Investigation for the state board
of Health, began an Inspection of the
State School of Reform at Lexington.
but will continue to do his laboratory
work here and attend to such local
cases as are brought to his attention.
Dr. Steele said he expected to find
from 30 to 40 per cent of the inmate3
of the reform school infected. There
are more than 700 boys and girls there
R. E. Cary Receives Appointment.
Got. McCreary announced the ap-
polntraent pt .R-.Q.. C5,ry, , of jMcLeaa
touritytdaii1 the'vkcahcy on the Sti
Board 'o( ' -Equalization caused by tlw
death of T.'J- Penkk.-of ;Todd county.
Mr, Cary ha,3 filled the offloesof Cquiy-
ty and Circuit Clerk In his cointy ser-
eral terms, and is a large landownei
and said to be a good judge of land
Tax On Whisky.
The assessment for.taxes of whisk?
in bond was fixed to-day by the Board
of Valuation and Assessment, at II
the barrel,' datlag;fromi SentemJjet X
rel oxer the ussesameat jwsv.:ja.;
BARGAIN COUNTER SALE CAUSES DEATH OF FORTY
H8'-'j V. yn, lilVft.Tr tiiHXiiSfi CIS - All fl- i- I
Forty persons were killed in the collapse of the Odd Fellows' building la McKiuney, Tex., while a sale fci the
department store occupying the greater part of the building was at it3 haight. Owing to the smoke and the
heat of the fire which followed the collapse of the building, the rescue work was retarded. Our photograph nhows
a view of the building just before the collapse, as well as a view fiom the court bourre window after the fatal
N. Y. INSPECTOR IS HIT
HIGH POLICE OFFICIAL IS SUS
PENDED FROM OFFICE.
Confession of Captain Walsh on Sick
Bed Causes Oownfall of Himself
and HI Superior Officer.
New York, Feb. 8. Commissioner
of Police Waldo, here Thursday, sus
pended from the . New York police
force Dennis Sweeney, Inspector of
police. His name had been mentioned
in the -graft confession made by to-
ice Captain Thomas Walsh. -
Commissioner Waldo also suspended
Captain Thomas Walsh, who confessed
on his sick bed that he was a grarter
to the extent of 1100,000. and had
shared graft with an inspector of po-
ice, and another man higher up.
The commissioner took action as
soon as he had confirmed from the
district sttornev'8 office the authen
ticity of Walsh's confession. .No ac
tlnn aaralnst the inspector had been
A deputy police commissioner is
m plicated by Walsh's confession and
his connection with the charges was
the subject during the day of investl
gation both by Police Commissioner
Waldo and District Attorney Whit
man. Commissioner Waldo sum:
moned the official to his office, with
two members of the staff of the ac
Walsh will tell his story to the grand
Jury. Soon thereafter numerous in
dlctments are expected. .,
Walsh's confession was made on his
sick bed. It . was forced In part ny
charges made by Policeman Eugene
Fox, who pleaded guilty to graft col
lections on February 3, and turned u;
on Walsh as the man next above him.
Feari jxg.. that '; : heart weakness with
which ho has long been troubled might
foreshadow ms-.aeain, ana .wismus. w
purge his conscience. Captain Walsh
admitted taking vice gran to tno, ex
tent of perhaps $100,000 in a single po
lice nreclnct. Half - this amount he
turned over to those above.hun.
MISS ALYS MEYER ENGAGED
Daughter of Secretary of Navy to
Wed Lieut. Raymond Rodgers ,
. Popular at Capital. . j
Washington. Feb. 11. One of tjKe
most Interesting engagements of t!uA
winter 'ras announced when Secre
tary of the Navy and Mrs. George Ii
Von Meyer entertained at a large
birthday luncheon at their residence
to celebrate' the anniversary or. tne
birthday of Miss Alys Meyer, bat to
annQunca he 'engagement to Lieut,
Ravxnomi Rodgers, U. S. ' N.v: Mlaa
Meyers la the youngest daughter cf
Secretary and Mrs'. Meyer, and is one
of the nrettiest and most popular
rla in Washington.
.Prussian Nobleman Shoots Self. ;
p.erlln. Feb. Ml: Count Guenthex
von Koeatgsmarka member oi a cete
brated Irussian .mUltapr. family- shot
htaMif;at Monte "'. Carte hotel Sunday.
I account, or exxraTasauw. m uim.
f. hum nt i , r iff r 'rvrt!im7mrT3ist!V1Mi!9r 'WVTMnmian
OIL 1ft SICKEN
WILLIAM ROCKEFtLLER NEAR
DEATH IM COLLAPSE AT
QUIZ ENDS VERY ABRUPTLY
Questioned on Money Trust, After
Long 'Search,' Flnancter Falls BacK
Choking and Speechless Doctor
Is .Opposed to Examination.
Jekyl Island. Ga., Feb. 10. Between
William Rockefeller and the Pujo
money trust investigators the shadow
of death came Friday. Face to face
with the oil magnate, brother of John
D. Rockefeller, after a pursuit which
lasted over a year. Chairman Pujo
and Samuel Untermyer, counsel to
the. committee were compelled to
abandon a victory whleh was in tteir
grasp through the danger that the
long-soyight witness might die under
the pressure of cross examina
tion. - But twelve minutes elapsed. Mr.
Untermyer had been able to ask but a
single question germane to the inves
tigation wnen tne witness was
tacked by a violent fit of coughing.
His; whole frame trembled; he became
absolutely speechless. The blood
rushed to his face, which turned pur
ple and crimson. To all who looked
oh it seemed evident that a crisis was
at hand. ' Doctor Chappell hastily ad
ministered an opiate, under which Mr.
Rockefeller partially revived, but be
fore the examination could be re
sumed the doctor interposed:
strongly urge you not to pro-
f ceedhe sa,id, 'as In doing so you are
end&ngerihgr hla life at .the present
in-the examination Mr. Rockefeller
said, in i answer to Mr. Untermyer'a
question, that his residence was 689
Fifth avenue, New York. That he had
never played a game of golf In his
life. ' Remembered Oe organization
of the Amalgamated Copper company
in 1898. It was at this point that Mr.
ORDER WARSHIPS SOUTH
Dreadnoughts Are Sent to Central
America Indications of Much
Washington. Feb. 10. Fpur Ameri
can warships were ordered to Central
Ai&trica? to febsere; whatre believed
to be tindicati (mtfai'-jint est r Friday.
Tfcek ;Aniiap9lla:at?San Diego. Cat,
was' ordeid to f Amapala, Honduras :
the"Tveri at Acapulco, Mexico, was
ordered to Acajutla, Honduras: the
Dee Moines at San Domingo, was or
dered to Blueflelds. Nicaragua, and the
Nashville at New Orleans was ordered
io Porto Cortez or Porto Barrios.
- Asphalt Tank Blast Hurts Seven. .
Chicago, Feb.' lO.One man was fa
tally hur; and six pti era .painfully In
lurad'when an asp mdt , tank exploded
In the;pla'nt of the " Pa't''picanlte.
HIGH TURK IS KILLED
SCUTARI'S GOVERNOR SLAIN AND
TWO POSITIONS TAKEN.
Refugees Fle From Gallipoli to Trans
ports and Drown in Panic as
Rutgars Advance. . v :
London, Feb. 10. Scutari's governor
has been killed .and the important
positions of Rushati and Bardenjolt
have been captured by 60,000 Monte
negrins and Servians bombarding
Scutari, say Balkan war dispatches to
London papers. Taking an oath of
victory or death, Enver Bey has em
barked for an unknown destination
with all Turkish troops that were on
the Asiatic coast of the Sea of
Fighting between the Balkan allies
and Turkish forces at Gallipoli and
Adrlanople continue, but in the ab
sence of independent reports the con
flicting accounts from official sources
provide no basis for critical judgment
of what has happened. '
The most daring feat of the war
was performed by Captain Maraltrais.
a Greek army aviator, who flew over
the straits of the Dardanelles in a
hydroplane and dropped three bombs
Into the arsenal at Maldes, near the
southern point of the Gallipoli penin
sula. According to a dispatch from Con
stantinople the residents of Gallipoli
are fleeing panic-stricken before the
advance of the Bulgarian troops. This
dispatch states that hundreds ot refu
gees were drowned when the over
crowded transports on which they
were fleeing were overturned.
NEWS FROfV! FAR
San Francisco, CaL, Feb. 10. Mrs.
Mary Bradbury, widow of the eccen
trie William . Bradbury, is to defend
the will contest filed by two-1 nephews
for $11,000,000 estate. They claim
Braaoury was insane, tie . served a
year in prison for perjury. ,
Fort Deposit, Md Feb. 10. 3eorge
Todd, a stableman, has fallen heir to
1300,000 through the death of his
grandratner. wno went -weat. . years
ago. ASKea wnat ne would do with
the money, Todd said he would try
to repay his friends for kindnesses
St. Louis. Mo., Feb. 10. Schuyler P.
Brltton. husband of- Mrs. Helene R.
Britton, was elected president of the
St. Louis Cardinals, at a meeting o
the board here. Mrs. Brltton was
elected vice-president. Herman See
kamp was re-elected treasurer, and
W. G. Schofleld secretary, 1
San Quentin. Cat, Feb. 10. The
body of Herbert Repsold, known as
the "perfumed burglar," who escaped
from San Quentln penitentiary Janu
ary 10. was found on a- merab two
miles from the prison Friday.
Mcpherson. ivan Feb. 10. A cow
belonging to J. A. Toole of this coun
ty, has given birth to six : calves In
two years. In January. 1911. she
gave birth to twin calves, and in Jan
uary.' 1918. one calf, was .bonu. Last
calTes wer healthy. ' '.';; f ';.
CAPT. SCOTT AND COMPAN10N3
MEET DEATH AFTER SUCCESS
FUL' DASH FOR POLE.
BUZZARD IN MARCH 1912
News Has Just Reached London of
Finding of Bodies With Complete
Records Elsven Miles From
WfsU'rn Xewfpnper Union Ncwh Svrvic.
Ijondoa. After the ambition of his
life had been realized in discovering
the south pole Capt. Robert F. Scott,
heroic and danntlfess British explorer,
and four members, of bis expedition
perished when on their return to th
base of their supplies in ths antarctic
Dr. K. A. Wi'.son. Ueut. II. R. Bow
ers, Cape. 1. K. Gates and Petty Officer
E. Evans w-r the four members cf
the- party who perished with Casjt.
JW ris- t
"4" i J
CAPT. ROBERT F. SCOTT.
Confirmation of the disaster was
given in London at a meeting of ths
Royal Geographical society.
On the return trip, aboat March 2?,
1912, 11 miles from One-Ton Depot a
blizzard overwhelmed them. They
had suffered greatly from hunger an J
exposure, and the death of Scott, Bow
ers and Wilson was virtually due to
that. They died soon after the bliz
zard swept down on the party.
Oates died of exposure a few days
later. The death of Evana resulted
from a fall. The other members of
the expedition ' are reported to be in
good health. A searching party discov
ered their bodies and records some
Wheat No.' 2 red IL1101.14, No. Z
red $1.051.10. No. 4 red 80c$1.03.
Corn No. 2 white 56?57c, jNo. J
white 5556c. No. 4 white 525-ic, No.
2 yellow 5354c, No. 3 yellow 51
53c, No. 4 yellow &ue&c, no. s mixe
5354c. No. 3 mixed 3253c, No. 4
mixed 49 51c, white ear 5154c, yel
low ear 5255c, mixed ear 5154c.
Oats No. 2 white 3737c, stand
ard white 36t37c, No. 3 3546c, No.
4 white 340135c. No. 2 mixed Strp
36Vc. No. 3 mixed 353Gc, No. 4
mixed 3334c. .
Hav No: 1 timothy ?17tiju.
standard timothy I1616.5u, No. 2
timothy 1515.50, . Na : 3 timothy
$12.5013,. No. 1 clover mixed $14
15. No. 2 clover mixed 1213, No. 1
clover $1313.T5. No.. 2. clover $ld
Poultry Hens, heavy (5 lta and
or) 15c,: light - 15c, ;- ocng staggy
5 " i& '
roosters 11c, old roosters 10c, spring
ers (3 lbs and under) 18c, springers
(over 3 lbs) 15c, ducks (4 lbs and
over) 19c. whitel under 4 lbs) 18c, tur
keys (8 lbs and over) turkeys,
young (under 8 lbs) 1012c; turkeys,
toms lSVc, culls 8c
EggsPrime firsts 23e, firsts 22c, or
dinary firsts 20c, seconds 18c.
Cattle Shippers $6.253!.75; batch
er . steers, extra $7J07.65. good to
choice $t.507.40, common to fair
$4.75 6.25; heifers, extra $7.107.25.
good to choice $6.357. common to
fair $4.256.25 : cows, extra $336.2?
good to choice $5.35 50, common t
fair $3.7505.25; cannere, $2.754. -
Bulls Bologna $3.7506.50, extra '
$6.606.65.-fat bulls $ti5a.75.
Calves Extra $10. fair to good j.s&u
$.75, comaion: and large, $5 '
Sheep Extra $5, good v to choice
$4.50 4.90 common to fair $2.7304.40
Lambs Extra $9. good to cholci
$a.608-M.-common-to.. latr. $5H) 8.5v, -yearling?
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