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A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME CIRCLE
lUCllMOND, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1913.
H A RACE MEETING
SUBSTITUTION FOR CUSTOMARY
PINK TEA, SOCIAL INNOVATION
OF LEXINGTON SOCIAL V
LEADERS. ' -
Reel Race Horses and Real Jockiee,
Notable in Social and Turf
World, to Atttnd.
Western Newspaper Unlou News Service.
Louisville, Ky. The first race meet
ing In Kentucky thla year will be held
by A woman for the entertainment of
her frlenila. It will be given by Mrs.
Clara Le Bub. at Hlnat farm, near
Lexington. The date la April 24 and
.the meeting ha been aanctloned by
the Kentucky Racing Commission and
the Kastern Jockey club. The races
will be contested by real race horses,
ridden by professional Jockeys. Hand
some pieces of plate will be the re
, MRS. CLAJtA iE BU, v
' .: . - . . .
Gov.' McCrear will be one oi the
stewards. Gen. John B. castleman, of
Louisville, will be associated with him.
Nicholas Longworth, of Cincinnati,
has been asked to act as Judge with
Johnson N. Camden and Tom McDow
ell. John E. Madden, classed 'as one
of the moat astute turfmen in the
world, will hold the watch, and Mar
Caasidy will send them away. This
hi the first real race meeting ever held
for purely social purposes.
EDITOR 8. J. ROBERTS' WILL.
Lexington, Ky. A few days after
the death of Editor Samuel Judaon
Roberts, of the Lexington Leader, a
will bequeathing all of his property of
every character to his wife. Mrs! Ann
Trout Roberts, was admitted tq pro
bate, but among Mr. Roberts' papers
Mrs. Roberts found a later will. The
probation of the flrat will was aet
aalde and the other was admitted to
probate before County Judge Scott
The second will bequeaths $3,000 each
to Mr. Roberta' mother, Mrs. Caroline
MatUda Roberts, and hfs stepfather,
Rev. Caleb Kelly Roberta, both of Can
ton, O., and $2,000 each to bis sister,
Mrs. Emily Working, of Canton, O..
his half-sister, Mrs. Joule May Ting
ling, of Baltimore, and Grant L Rob
erts, of Frankfort, Ky.
EX-MAYOR OF PARIS DIE6.
Tarts, Ky. Charles D. Webb,' 66
years old, died at his home in this city
following a prolonged Illness of
Bright' disease. Mr. Webb formerly
was mayor of this city, and prominent
in politics. He was a member of one
of the most promlneut families of this
section, a son of the late William
Webb, for years a leading merchant
of thla city. Besides hia wife who was,
before marriage, Miss Georgia Flthlan,
he is survived by his mother, Mrs.
Mary C. Webb, and two brothers, W.
H. Webb, clerk of tho Bourbon circuit
court, and Frank P. Webb, both of
OFFICE BUILDING fOR HOPKINS
VILLE. Hopkinsvllle, Ky. Articles of Incor
poration were filed by a local company
which will erect a three-story office
building ia Ninth street, adjoining the
Klks' elub. Ground was broken to lay
the foundations. The Incorporators
are L. M. Cayce, L. II. Dnvls. C. O.
Wright and Dr. J. K. Stone. The capi
tal is $200,000.
TO TEACH OFFICERS OF GUARD.
Newport, Ky. A school of Instruc
tion for the officers pt the Kentucky
National Guard will ha held at Fort
Thomas, Ky., July I to It. This school
will precede the camp of Instruction
for the National Ouard either at Mid
glesboro or Earllngtoa about one
week. About 110 officers will attend.
PRINTERS TO INSPECT PLANTS.
Louisville, Ky. ranters who at
tend the second Kentucky Coat
Congress, - to be held In Louis
ville April 22 and 23, will be
given an opportunity to see some of
the largest and most modern plants
In the South In operation. The big
establishment of the Courier-Journal
Co., the largeat in the entire South,
will be among those which will be
seen. The Courler-Journaal recently
moved into Its new home at Third and
Green streets. Comparatively few of
the printers ia the Kentucky metrop
olis have ever had a thorough inspec
tion of the modern plant and all will
welcome the opportunity to see It In
action. The Tinsley-Meyer Engraving
Co. la to be gone over, while that of
the Louisville Paper Co., at Thirteenth
and Maple streets, will also be visited.
The Louisville Paper Co. will enter
tain members of the Cost Congress In
the afternoon of April 22.
PI KAPPA ALPHA MEETS.
Lexington, Ky. The fourth biennial
convention of the PI Kappa Alpha fra
ternity waa opened here with about
150 . members present. The session
opened with a prayer by the Rev. Ho
mer Carpenter, of Shelbyville, Ky., a
former student of Transylvania uni
versity. After temporary organization of the
convention, with Gordon Hughes, of
Union. S. C the bead of tho frater
nity, presiding. Dean R. K. Massle, of
Christ Church Cathedral, an alumnus
of the Tniversity of Virginia, made an
address ef welcome on behalf of the
alumni, which was followed by a wel
coming address from the local chap
ters by Jesse T. Hazelrigg, of Transyl
J. Pike Powell, of Knoxvllle, repre
senting the visitors, answered the ad
dresses of welcome by Dean ' Massle
and Mr. Hazelrigg. " '
BUILDING BOOM AT SOMERSET.
; Somerset. Ky. The stonework has
been completed on the new govern
ment building and the roof is. being
put on. The work on the interior la
'Jnlj,, '04(Vie6' 'i'K ..ill pMdtqftapftH
and when the new. itpjcuuN ia com
pleted It' wilf.14 one of' the' prettiest
in the city. The appropriation for the
Somerset building was $65,000, and
the lot cost, about $10,000. Diagonally
across the; street from the new govern
ment building, which Is about 300 feet
from the courthouse and publio square,
is being erected two handsome busi
ness brick buildings, which will be
used for mercantile business on the
lower floors snd offices above.
INDICTMENTS DECLARED INVALID
Lexington, Ky. All of the work . of
the special grand Jury for Fayette
county which In . February returned
approximately 200 indictments, charg
ing gambling and snffering gaming
against local saloonists who had slot
machines and 1$ dice games In their
places, was declared by Circuit Judge
Kerr to have been Invalid and the In
dictments were re-referred to the reg
ular grand jury now sitting. Judge
Kerr held that the presence of Ches
ter D. Adams in the grand Jury room
made the indictments invalid. Adams
ia an employe In the office of County
CHARLES C. DEGMAN DIES.
Mayaville, Ky. Chas. C. Degman,
69, past department commander of
Kentucky G. A. R.. died at bis home
in Sprlngdale, this county, after sev
eral mouths' Illness from stomach
trouble. He was one of Mason coun
ty's most prominent cltixens and sub
stantial farmers, . and well known
throughout the state. . During the Civil
War Mr. Degman served in the 70th
Ohio volunteer infantry and. Tenth
Kentucky cavalry. Two years ago be
waa elected department commander of
Kentucky, serving out his full term.
He. Is survived) by his wife, who Is a
daughter of the late Rev. Sandford
Doyle, one daughter and four sons.
COAL OPERATORS IN HARLAN.
Barbourvllle, Ky. Local coal men
are organising a company to operate
la Harlan county. About $20,000 will
be expended la installing a plant about
two miles, from the town of Harlan.
Louisville men are Interested in the
proposed company, which will prob
ably take material shape this week.
Another local company has purchased
a valuable tract near Haiard, Perry
oounty, and will Install a mining plant.
with electrical equipment, thla sum
mer. This Ventura will call for the
expenditure of about $26,000.
SORE THROAT EPIDEMIC. '
Carrollton, Ky. There seems to be
bo abatement of the epidemic of throat
trouble here. Probably 100 children
are out of school, and In all there
have been $00 cases.' Most of the
eases ar not severe, but quite a num
ber of people have been very 111.
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President Wilson throwing out the ball to start the game between the
Washington and New Tork teams of the American league. The picture also
shows Vice-President Marshall and some or the members of the president s
VOTE FREE RAW WOOL
I ONE XO CARDINAL. .POINTS, .OF I
TARIFF BILL ADOPTED. ." ' I
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Representatives From 8hsep Raising
State Wage a Desperate Battle
Washington. April 18. Free raw
wool was voted Wedneaday by the
Democratic caucus. This placea the
tariff bill dictated by President Wil
son and Secretary Bryan out of dan
ger of material change by the house
Democrats. Underwood organised the
light against a duty on wool and won.
190 to 42.
Free wool means a loss of about
$18,000,000 a year In revenue. The
25 per cent, cut in sugar duties will
result In a loss of $13,000,000. The
corporation tax is to be repealed and
the government will lose about $20,
000,000 a year. From theae three
changes in the existing law the total
reductions in revenue will be about
$60,000,000. Underwood has estimated
the total reductions In revenue under
the new bill will be about $68,000,000.
Only. $8,000,000 therefore la to result
from other cuts In the tariff sched
ules. Representatives from the , wool
growing states wsged a desperate
fight for more than three hours to
have a duty of fifteen per cent ad
valorem substituted for free wool.
Agreement was reached when the
contest started that a vote ahould
be taken at six o'clock and that five
minutes should be allowed each
mnkar. The debate was acrimoni
ous and but for the cooler heads
among the older members might have
Manitad in a bolt from the caucus by
some of the more anti-free wool men.
WEATHER MAN IS DISCHARGED
Irregularity Charge Lodged Against
Prof. Willis L. Moore Desires a
Most Rigid Examination-
Washington April 17. Willis L.
Moore, who resigned recently as the
head of the weather bureau, waa re
moved from that office Wednesday
charged with "serious Irregularities."
In reply to President Wilson's re
quest for bis Immediate removal Pro
fessor Moore Issued a statement- He
said In part:
"I will say that It Is the same old
Influence that attempted to displace
and remove Dr. Harvey W. Wiley
without lettlna- him see the charges
or confronting his accusers that are
now driving me from publio omce.
"Literally third degree methods
were applied to my friends In the
weather bureau under such penalties
that they did not even dare to speak
to we and then a report was made
to the president that had far Its ob
ject the driving of Die In "disgrace
from a service where 1 had an honor
able career for over a third of a cen
turv. ... I shall tladly welcome
any investigation to which the press
AS A BASEBALL FAN
OWA MAN TO FILL VACANUV ON
BOARD OF APPRAISERS Y?F
SENDS LIST TO THE SENATE
W. J. Harris, Director of Census; R.
W. Woolley, Auditor Interior De
partment; H. C. Breckenridge,
Asst. Secy, of War.
Washington, April 19. President
Wilson consulted Senators James and
Bradley and Henry Clay Breckenridge
of Lexington, Ky., was selected for as
sistant secretary of war. The nomi
nation was sent to the senate Thurs
day. Jerry B, Sullivan, a Democratic
leader In Iowa, was nominated for ap
pointment to the board of United
States general appraisers at New
William W. Roper of Philadelphia,
former Princeton football coach and
a, Democrat, waa named by the presi
dent for appraiser of customs at Phil
adelphla. President Wilson consulted
Senators Penrose and Oliver about
William J. Harris of. Georgia was
nominated for director of the census.
Among President Wilson's other
nominatlona aent to the senate were:
Auditor tor the Interior department,
Robert W. Woolley of Virginia.
Assistant attorney general of the
United States before the court of
claims, Samuel Houston, Thompson,
Jr., of Denver, Colo.
Collector of Internal revenue,' Her
bert H. Manaen. Second district Wis
consin. Judges of the district court of Alas
ka, division Na'l, Robert W. Jen
nings of Alaska. '
United States district attorney for
the district of Oregon, Clarence L.
United 8tates marshal, eastern dis
trict of Texas, Benjamin F. 8herrelL
Register of the land office at Kalis
pell. Mont, Frank a Williams.
Register at Santa Fe, N. M., Fran
Recorder of the 'general land of
fice, Lucius Q. C. Lamar.
Receiver of publio moneys at Chey
enne, Wyo., Luke Voorheeds.
NINE DIE IN HOTEL BLAZE
Many Quests Are Caught. In Bed When
Flames Destroy Malene,
N. V. Hostelry.
M alone. N. Y, April IS. Nine per
sous wera killed and fifteen mora were
injured as the result of fire which al
most destroyed the Hotel De Wilson.
The fire started from aa explosloa
and spread with Incredible swiftness.
At the time between forty and fifty
gueets were la the hotel. The exact
uumber la aot known because the ho
ts) register was destroyed.
I). S. WATCHES JAPAN
IN TOKYO CAUSES CONCERN
MEETING GOES TO EXTREMES
Situation Is Becoming Increasingly
Serious In Japan Ex-Premier De
clares War Is Now Impending Be
tween the Two Countries.
Washington, April 31. So greatly
concerned were official circles Friday
over the expressions of anti-American
feeling In Tokyo and the other large
cities of Japan that none except those
Immediately concerned, like the Cali
fornia delegation, would comment
The situation has been complicated
by' the discovery that many states,
including the District of Columbia,
have a statute almost Identical with
the law proposed by the California
The muddle has boen intensified by
the fact that Italy has followed the
lead of Japan. An Intimation has
been received that France, Germany
and other European nations sre also
likely to make protests.
Tokyo, Japan, April 21. The situa
tion brought about by the California
alien land holding bill Is becoming in
creasingly serious. A mass meeting
Friday composed for the moat part ol
Irresponsible persons, demanded ex
treme measures in retaliation by Ja
pan. The singing' of war aongs
aroused the feelings of many of the
lower classes wta were present.
On the other hand, government cir
cles are showing a friendly spirit.
Hamilton Wright Mabie of New York,
Doctor -Peabody and John R. Mott,
secretary of the international commit
tee of the Young Men's Christian as
sociation, were the guests at a lunch
con given by Baron Nobaokl Maklno,
the foreign minister.
Shortly after luncheon Messrs. Ma
Ble, Peabody and Mott and a number
of representative Japanese Christians
and Americans met at the residence
f fouat H;j;enh!. frnwr premier
and-winlste ot foreigu affair. Count
Okuma delivered a speech -In which
he said that -diplomacy, the Courts,
.and commercial meq were helpless,
and that oaly.the Influence ot Chris
tianity remained. Otherwise, he de
clared war was impending. 91
MRS. STORY HEADS D. A. R.
Final Result Came After Three Days
of Constant Balloting Congress
Washington., April 21. Mrs. Wil
liam Cummlngs Story of New York
city was elected president general of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution Friday by a majority of 101
votes over her. nearest opponent, Mrs.
John Miller Horton ot Buffalo, N. Y.
The vote was: Mrs. Story, 600; Mrs.
Horton, 490. Seven vice-presidents
general were also elected, Including
Mrs. Thomas Kite or Ohio, Mrs. Rhett
Ooode of Alabama, Mrs. Allan P. Ber
ley of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ben Gray ot
Missouri. Miss Harriet Lake ot Iowa.
Mrs. John. Swift ot California and
Mrs. John Dinwiddle of Indiana.
The election came after three days
ot constant balloting, during which
time Mrs. Story gained steadily on
A sensation was caused In the con
gress when It was learned that Mrs.
Albert Burleson, wffe of the postmas
ter general, who attempted to vote
without registering properly through
a misapprehension, was not' permitted
to cast her ballot Mrs. Burleson was
finally successfully contested and loat
The congress adjourned Saturday.
CLARK-BRYAN FEUD IS OVER
Event Brought About at Banquet Given
by Newspaper Editor In Wash
Washington, April II. The sensa
tion of the day In Washington was
the banquet given Friday night by Ira
C Bennett, editor ot the Washington
Post, to celebrate the political, if not
personal reconciliation of Champ
Clark and William Jennings Bryan.
The guests of the occasion, la the
order of precedence were: The vice
president Speaker Clark, Secretary
Bryan. Secretary of the Interior Lane,
Senators Kern and O' Gorman, Rep
resentative Charles P. Crisp, Secre
tary Tumulty, Assistant Secretary of
State Osbora, Third Assistant Secre
tary of Stats M alone, Theodore Bell
of California, Thomas F. Logan, L. L.
James of Alaska. -
Shortwelght Cosl Men Hit
South Grange. N. J April St.
Krsus Mor, a wealthy coal dealer who
was rouvicted of selling a shortwelght
ton ot coal, was sentenced la quarter
seasious court to pay a fine ot $1,004
and serve six mouths In Jail Friday. I
POPE STILL IMPROVES
DOCTORS, HOWEVER, CONSIDER
HIS CONDITION PRECARIOUS.
Confidence of Vatican for Ultimate
Recovery of Pontiff Not Restored
by Remarkable Rally.
Rome, April 19. Pope Pius had
paaaed three days without fever, his
general condition is progressing favor
ably, and It theae conditions continue
two days more he will be considered
While this news cheered Rome, It
has not tended to restore the confi
dence of the Vatican as to the ulti
mate recovery of the pontlS.
.The phy lactams still consider that
pope to be In a precarious condition.
It Is pointed out that even should the
bronchial symptoms abate still fur
ther, or entirety disappear, fresh com
plications of a cardlao or uraemlo na
ture are feared; owing to the greatly'
weakened condition of the holy ' far
ther. The present rally which th
pontiff has made is not a true Indica
tion of hia remaining strength, for b
baa been fortified constantly with In
jections of camphor oil and numerous)
drugs to keep up his strength.
A huge throng of Romans congre
gated in St. Peter's square Friday
to watch for the ascension of the star
over the cupola above the papal
apartments, which waa predicted by
Madame Tjebes. a French clairvoyant,
would occur and signify the recovery
of the pope. The star did not appear,
and the ever-superstltlous Italians
drew the augury from that that the
pope's Illness will have a fatal .end
Berlin, April 1. The king and
queen of Italy have decided to attend
the wedding of Princess Victoria,
Lulse, daughter ot the German em
peror and empress, to Priacess Er
nest August of Cumberland. That
wedding is to take place in Berlin oa
May 24. .,, v .
v New York. April I. ftow'thod Burk
jtone, one ot the best-known actors lu
comedy parts In "America knd for the
last 2$ years a member of the Edward
H. Sothern company, waa taken from,
the Players' club to the Bellevue hos
pital phychopathlo ward. Worry oc
casioned by the recent death of his
wife is assigned aa the cause of hia
Hastings. England. April 17. Mili
tant suffragettes destroyed the hand
some seaside mansion at St Leon
ard, on Sea Tuesday belonging to
Arthur Philip Du Cros, Unionist mem
ber of parliament for lias tings. The)
women not only set fire to the house,,
but placed explosives in many of the
rooms. The residence had recently
Columbus. O., April 17. Providing
for appointment by tbe governor ot a
commission to regulate boxing, a bill
introduced by Representative Capelle
ot Cincinnati was passed by the lower
house of the legislature Tuedday.
Noisy Le Grand. France, April 1$.
One ot the most terrible accidents to
a spherical balloon In many years oc
curred here Thursday. Tbe military
balloon Zodiac collapsed at a height
of about 650 feet and fell to the
ground with its five occupants, all of
whom were killed.
IV. H. PAGE IS ACCEPTABLE
Greet Britain Responds to Americas)
Inquiry James M. Lynch 8lated
for Publio Printer.
Washington, April 17. Great Britain
haa formally responded to the Amer
ican Inquiry as to the acceptability ot
Walter H. Pag as American ambassa
dor to the court of St James. Mr.
Page is persona grata to the British
government and his nomination will be
sent to the senate by President Wll-
James M. Lynch, president of the
International Typographical union,
with headquarters at Indianapolis, la
slated for publio printer.
JOHN E. WAYMAN KILLS SELF
Tragle Act Due to Overwrought Nerv
ous Condition, Says Physician
Expressed Regret Over Deed.
Chicago, April 1 John E. W. Way
man, tocmer state's attorney, shot
himself at his hvme Thursday within
bearing of his wife and three children,
who were on the floor below. He died
some three hours afterward.
A moment after the shooting Mrs.
Waymaa, kneeling over his prostrated,
body, asked him why he did it
' "I am very sorry I did It" gasped
the wounded man; "I hope I will
Dr. W. O. Krvhn. the family physt
qun, said Mr. Way man's act waa due
to his overwrought nervous coudlitoa.