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1HU Accept If Nomination
Followers Declare Country Will
Be Swept by Wave of
New York, Feb. 23.-"l will nccept the
nomination for President If It " 'e11
dercd me, and I will adlicto to this de
Alston until the convention lias expressed
Us preference." is Col. Theodore Rooso
volt's leply to Uie letter of seven Jlupub
llcan Governors asking him to stand for
Tho eagerly uwnlted reply was Riven
out to-night at Col. Roosevelt's offices
here during his nbsence on u trip for
lloston. It Is unexpectedly Ullcf, hut
definite. It follows:
"New York, Fib. 21. 19K.Ociitlcmen: I
deeply appreciate your letter, and I
realize to tho full tho heavy responsibility
i It puts upon me, expressing ns It does
tho carefully considered convictions of
tho men dieted by popular voto to stand
.us tho heads of government In their sev
"I absolutely ngreo with you that this
matter Is not 0110 to bo dcilded wRh any
referenco to tliu jwrsonnl preferences or
Interests of any tnan.but purely from tho
standpoint of tho Interests of the people
ns a. whole. I will accept tho nomination
for President If It Is tendered to me.and
I will adhere to this decision until the
convention has expressed Its preference.
"Ono of tho chief principles for which
liavo stood ind for which 1 now atund,
and which I havo always endenvored and
always shall endeavor to reduce to action
Is tho gcnulno rulo of tho people, uihI
therefore I hope that -so ter-wa-HMsslbta
tho iwopto may bo given tho chancer
through direct prlmniies to cxpiess thuir
iireferenco as to who sliall be the noml-
neo of tho Republican presidential conven
Iton. Very truly yours. .
"The Hon. William 12. Glosacock.Gov
crnor of tho Stato .. of West Virginia,
Charleston, V. Vn.
"The Hon. Chester II. AJdrlch, dover
nor of tho State of Nebraska, Lincoln,
"The Hon. Robert P. Hass, Goiernor
of 'tho Stato of New Hauipshlre.Concord,
The Hon. Joseph M. Curey, Govorno
of tho Stato of Wyoming, Cheyenne.
"The Hon. Cliaso 8. Osborn, Governor
of the State of Michigan, Lansloi;.
"Tho Hon. W. It. Stubbs, -Governor of
tho State of Kansas, Topcku, Kan.
"The Hon. Herbert 8. Hadley, Hover
nor of tho State of Missouri, Jefferson.
; CUy, Mo.
The above named Governors assembled
at Chicago two weeks ago and drafted a
loiter of Col. lloosevelt, asserting that
there was a popular demand for him to
bo President again, and urging him to
declare himself as to whether he would
accept the Ilepubllcan nomination If "It
fame unsolicited and unsought."
For two weeks Col. Roosevelt "considered
the letter, indicating plainly that ho had
no intention of making a hasty reply.
Tho Governors' letter follows:
"Chicago. Feb. 10, ISIS. We, the under
signed llcpubllcun Governors, assembled
for tho purpose of considering what will
.best Insure the continuation of tho Re
publican party as a useful agency of good
Government, declare It our belief, after
a careful Investigation of the facts, that
a large majority of tho Ilepubllcan voter
of the couutry favor your nomlnatlon.and
a largo majority of tho people favor your
election as tho next President of tho
"Wo believe that your candidacy will
Insure success in tho next campaign. We
believe that you represent, as no other
man represenls.Uioso principles and poli
cies upon wluch we must appeal for a
majority of the votes of the American
' people, and which, In our opinion, aro
V necessary for the Happiness and pros
'erjty of the country.
"We believe that In view of this publlo
,' demand you should soon declare whether,
' lfnth nomination for the Presidency come
'."W. ' -... Ill
ftQ 'u UnsOllClieu aim uusuuijiii.yuu win
"' T-"l submitting this request we aro not
... .1 I-..,.-....... IMA
ooBsiuering your personal micro-i-.
do not regard It as proper to consider
either the Interests or the preference of
uny nn as regards tho nomination for
the presidency. Wo aro expressing our
sincere belief nnd best Judgment ns to
what Is demanded of you In tho Interests
of tho people ns n whole. And wo feel
that you would be unresponsive to a plain.
publlo duty If you should decline to ac
cept tho nomlnntlon.comlng ns tho volun
tary expression of tho wishes of n nm
Jorlty of tho Itepubllcnn voters of tho
United Stntcs.through tho action of thlr
delegates In tho next national conten
tion. Yours ti uly,
"WILLIAM E. GLASSCOCK.
"CHESTER II. ALIMUCH,
"I10I1EUT P. UASS,
"JOSEPH M. CAREY,
"CHASE S. OSUOUN,
"v. it. stuiius.
"HEI5UERT H. HADLEY.
"Tho Hon. Tlicodorc ltouscvelt, Now
Efforts of Col. Itoosevclt's friends to in
duco IJm to make an carllur declaration
of his attitude on the presidential ques
tion had been unavailing. His laconic re
mark to a friend in Clovdand last
Wednesday night that "My hat Is in the
ring you will havo my answer Monday,"
wns the first real Indication that ho hail
In mind nn affirmative nnswer to tho
Governors' Icttur. Upon promise that tho
reply would bo given out to-night n amal
army of newspaper .men gnthcred nt the
Colonel's offices early In the ovenlng. Sou
retnry Prank Harper met tho reporters
punctually nnd gave out the correspond
ence without comment. Ho raid ho wns
In no position to comment, and, in view
of the nuthor's absence In I'oston, whero
he will spend several days. It w.is Im
possible to got nn elaboration of Uio stat
incuts made In the letter.
TROOPS MAY YET
Neutral Zone' Along Line to Be In
sisted on By President
Washington, D. C, February 21. Deter
mined tliat no more American lives shall
bo, sacrificed as a result of fighting on tho
Mexican border, tho United States
troops along tho Hlo Grande were re
inforced today and orders were given
that firing Into American territory
must bo stopped, even though it bo
necessary to cross tho boundary line
to enforce compliance.
Tho order, the most sweeping that
has gone out from Uie Whlto House In
tho present situation, was Issued after a
conference between President Taft, Soe
rctary of War SUmson and Acting Secre
tary of Stato Huntington Wilson.
In addition to sending another regi
ment of Infantry and three batteries of
field artillery to tho Mexican line, order
were Issued to division commander
throughout the country to hold their
commands In readiness to move at a
The acute situation In Mexico has
had tho effect of putting the army
establishment In a high state of pre
paredness and mobilisation on the Rio
Grande could bo effected quickly it the
Tho Mexican Government, it Is un
derstood, will be advised of the inten
tion of tho United States to prevent nt
all hazards a repetition of tho casual
ties duo to stray bullets coming across
tho line, which marked the fighting
during the Madcro" revolution at several
towns along tho border,
A neutral zono along tho border will
be insisted upon In which fighting must
cease. This zono Uie United States In
tends to have respected, as evidenced
by today's White House conference an1
SOLDIEUS START TO FRONT.
San Antonio, Tex February 21.
Within twenty four hours Uie enUre
Twenty-second Regiment of Infantry,
and one battalllon of Artillery stationed
at Fort Sam Houston wjll be en rou,te to
El Paso, Tex., to assist In enforcing
neutrality laws and It necessary to
Invade Mexico. Telegraphic Instructions
were cecelved from the War Depart
ment lato today dlreotlng the troop
movement. The stock train of jthe tntontr
regiment was the first of tho six trains
necessary to transport Uie troops to
get under way. It left lato tonight. Two
trains carrying the Infantrymen will
leave early tomorrow and the artillery
will entrain tomorrow night or early
Monday morning. The run to El Paso
will be made In about thirty liours.
It Is told of a clock la Brussels that
It' has nover been wound' by human
hand. It is kept going, by he wind.
Probe Ordered on Traction
Confederate Pension Bill and
Measure to License
Frankfort, Ky., February I7.-Th.it
many public service corporations opera
ting in Kentucky hno not been doing
their part by the State's coffers appears
to be a growing opinion among members
of tho General Assembly.
In the Senate this afternoon. Senator
Cobcrn offered n resolution, which was
adopted calling upon Auditor of Publlo
Accounts Rosworth to furnish tho Senut
at once with a statement of the assessed
valuation of tho street car lines and
Intcrurbans lines In Covington, Kenton,
Newport and Campbell Counties, and
tho total mllcago operated.
Senator Cobern said tlint ho had
heard that tho Covington and Newport
traction companies owned property
valued nt $13,000,000, but that Ulo
State for many years has been collectln
taxes on a sum not much In ex'cess of
$100,000. Ho said that If the com
panies aro shifting their fair burden of
taxation, he wilt undertake to sco that
tho practice Is summarily terminated.
When tho figures are all In, It Is said,
members of both branches will under
stand how best to meet tho vexing
problem of tax revision that now con
fronts them. Mnny are of tho opinion
that radical changes In tho present
system will bo necessary if public
service corporations throughout the
Stato nro compelled to assume their
Jutt proportion of the burden.
A measure providing for tho establish
ment of a Stato Board of Forestry, tho
duty of which will bo to conserve the
forests and water supply of Uie State,
wns passed by the Houso this afternoon,
flfty-Uiree to twenty-seven. Tho bill
provides that the Stato shall annually
appropriate $13,000 for the benefit of
Uio board. Representative W. A. Price
of Covington introduced the bill.
Tho "Education BUI." House Dill 223,
was recommitted with leave to report
back at any time. Tlve measure pro
poses appropriating $97,000 for the
State University at Lexington; $33,000
for Uie Eastern Kentucky Normal School
at Rowling Green, and providing that
Uio additional sum of $00,000 be ap
propriated for Uie current fiscal year and
for each succeeding year for the benefit
of the State University and $33,000
more each year for tho Eastern Ken
tucky Normal School, and 123,000 more
each year for the Western Kentucky
A bill Introduced In Uie Senate, pro
viding for Uie consolidaUon of trust com
panies, was passed. Operating under
its provisions the proposed merger of
the Columbia and Fidelity Trust com
panies of Louisville may be effected.
Senator Hogg's measure, calling for
the establishment of a Game and' Fish
t Commission, was passed by a voto of
twenty-eight to two. The Kentucky
Fish and Game Association backed the
bill, which requires that resident hun
ters snail pay an annual gun tax of $1,
and foreign hunters a 115 tax. Pro
ceeds will bo used to defray Uio expense
of tho commission and for Uie establish
ment of fish hatcheries. Senators Bale
and Scott voted against the bill.
Senator Huffuker took the gavel when
the Senate resolved itself Into Com
mittee of tho Whole for the purpose of
considering proposed amendments to
the Civil Code, President McDermott
said that Kentucky is behind in lis
methods of legal procedure, and urged
(hat the State revise tho code to meet
Senator Bertram introduced a bill to
appropriate 15,000 for repairing Uie old
Senator Chapman proposed a measure
making counUes that take over county
roads liable for that road's debts.
Tho bill Introduced in the Senate, by
Senator Glenn, providing $10 monthly
pensions for Indigent Confederate sol
diers, or their widows, and which passed
the upper branch, was voted through th
House this morning. It was amended by
Representative Keller, striking out the
section providing that veterans who have
reached the age of 66 sliall be considered
disabled and elglble to draw pensions.
He further amended Uie bill so that It
carried an emergency clauso Republi
cans voted against It almost solidly.
Tho "Teachers' Pension Bill," Intro
duced by Representative Knight In tlio
Homo nnd by Senator Ncwcomb In the
Senate was passed by .tho lower lipase.
The bill provides Uint teachers in cities
of tho first class may crcato nnnultles
for tho benefit of tlio ages, disabled
dlteased or retired teachers, such ann'i
Itlcs to bo contributed to by teachers
: Changing Convention Hall.
Chicago, February 21. Consideration
of tho architect's plans for rearranging
tlie Coliseum for the Republican NaUonal
Convention to bo held hero next June,
occupied a major part of the time of the
sub-commlttce on arrangements of tho
Republican NaUonal Comtultteo in Its
meeting hero today. All tho members
of", the commlttco aro optimistic regard
ing the handling of Uie great crowd that
will attend. "Wo nro making every
effort to urrango the Hall conveniently."
Chairman Harry S. New said. "I r.m
sure tho accommodations will bo better
atrthls convention than they ever have
been. Wo have profited by tho cxpe'rl
enco of two conventions In tho Coliseum
nnd there will bo no room for crltlclHTi
of tlio accommodations.''
To Swim English Channel.
Boston, Mass., Fob. 21. Miss Rase
Pltonoff, the 10-year-old girl swimmer,
has signed contracts to mako nn nttemp
to swim tho English Channel early this
summer. Miss ritonoff, who claims t
be the chnmpjon woman swimmer of tho
world, will sail In June.
WILL CLOSE BIG -'
COAL DEAL SOON
5,000 Acres Near Providence' Will
Go to Eastern Capital-
:V . ts.
rrovlden'ce, "Ky.t Feb. 2S. One of the
largest coal land manipulations in
Kentucky during the last flvo years
will be cousumated In a few days
when the opUons on 5,000 acres of coil
mining rights will be closed and $300,
000 will be paid tho various individual
owners. The names of the purchasers
are being withheld until Uio money
has changed hands, but many of the
farmers, who do not even know to
whom they are selling, believe that
Eastern capitalists are playing a
strong hand In the game.
Tho options on this territory, which
lays between Providence, In Webster
county, and Dalton, in southwestern
Hopkins county, wero brought in by a
French syndicate over two years ago.
The 5,000 acres Included in Uiis, tho
first transaction of the syndicate, is
but a small part of the area which the
French syndicate is reported to havo
"This first section of 5,000 acres,"
said Mr. Edwards, of Providence, "is
merely the first installment of UUes
to be completed and approved. The
other sections of the field will be tak
en over and paid for as soon as the
titles are in proper shape."
Tho action of the socaliod French
syndicate In taking over this property
Is causing local operators to keep their
ears close to the ground. That It for
shadows vast development In .tho next
few years to como is obvious and from
reliable sources It Is hinted Uiat a new
railroad lino will be built from Provi
dence to Dawson Springs.
Prospect drillers have been busy
churning test holes In the opUoned
field during Uie last year. The result
has been tliat a tine grade of coal lias
been' discovered to run consistently
from Providence to Dawson Springs.
According to estimates tho cost of pro
duction will be low.
Judge Birkliead has decided the case
of Alvln Rowe, ot ul vs. Meclo Mad
dox, In favor of tho bonk.
The defendant sought to havo cancell
ed her mortgage to secure 13,600 of her
husbands debts, but the mortgage Is
upheld by tho petition filed.
Esrtayed from my residence in Mc
Henry,'Ky., February 21, 1912, one small
black milch cow. Marked wlUi smooth
crop and underblt In oach ear, Hjorns
show her age to be about 6 or 6 yours.
Very short bush on end of toll.'
" , , , HILAS BOSKETT.
IN ROAD SITUATION
Association for Highway Ira.
provement Gets Many
Tho movement for better roads
throughout tho country is proving In
tcrcstlng to- banks which aro now
seeking Information rojatlng to financ
ing road Improvements in various sec
tions nnd tho effect of such Improve
ment on lalues of property and the
volume of business. Many old cal
culations based on values In various
sections have been altered by tho
good roads movement.
Leo McClung, treasurer of tho Uni
ted States, Is also treasurer of the
American Association for Highway
Improvement, which lias received
many Inquiries from banks. Mr. Mc
Clung recently explained why the
road Improvement Is attracting atten
tion of financial instltuUons.
"Last year," said Mr. McClung, "tlio
expenditures for road improvement
aggregated $112,000,000 in the several
states. A large part of this great out
lay was represented by State, County
and townsshlp bonds. Financial trans
actions of such magnitude must con
cern -our banking Institutions. If the
securities are sound and tho money
realized from tlienil s expended wise
ly nnd economically in needed im
provements they constitute excellent
"Bankers should Join in the move
ment not merely for bettgr roads but
also for such efficient road administra
tion as will prevent wastefulness and
loss of road revenues. We need a
great deal ot reform In our methods
of handling roud rovenues, and in this
respect tho knowledge and oxperlenco
of tlio men who are trained in matters
of finance can be of great help.
"Just as an llulstration of tho effect
of good roads on local securities," con
tinued Mr. McClung. "I have been In
formed that in the Shenandoah Valley
tho banks rarely make loans on real
estate unless It is located on a pike,
so closely has the Idea ot a good road
and good security become associated.
A phase of the good road situation but
little noticed was brought out some
time ago in a review of trade condi
tions In whlcA It was stated that the
stringency of the money market was
mono largely due to the slow collec
tions because of Impassable roads
rather than to any form of commercial
Banks Make Big Gains. )
Chicago, February 26. Chicago banks,
both National and State, today showed
the best figures In their history. Cash
deposits, officials sold, amounted to
about $1,000,000,000. National banks
In the city, reporting their condition at
the close of business on Feb. 0, showed
deposits of 1488,000,000. This amount
Is $45,000,000 larger than the total de
posits reported by Uie local naUonal
banks In their last published statements
on Dec. 5, and is .tho highest figure
Conference for Education.
The next conference for Education In
tho South will be held at Naahvllle.Tenn
April 3,. 4, and 5 next. The railroads
have granted a rate of one and one half
fare plus fifty cents. .Tickets will be
on sale from March 30, to April 5 in
clusive, and will be good returning to
April 20. Tills will be ono of tlio great
est educational gaUierlngs ever hejd In
this country. Speakers of InternaUonal
reputations will be on the program. A
large delegation should attend from
Kentucky. T. J. COATES,
State Supervisor of Rural Schools.
Phoenix Hill Park. .
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 26.-Tho R
publican State Convention which was
called to be hold In Louisville, Ap:'ll
10, will be held again at PJioenU
Hill Park. Arrangements for tho
place ot holding the meeting and other
details wore made at a conference
this morning betwoen Secretary Alvls
S. Bennett and Charles L. Boholl, rep
resenting the Republcan Committed,
and Denny B. Goode, representing the
Louisville ConvenUon tnd Publicity
After discussing the availability cf
various convention halls In Louisville,
they decided tliat Phoenix 1U11 was
tho best suited and Uio arrangements
wore mado to hold it there.
Tho convention Leaguo agreed X.9
Install 3,000 chairs, which will pro
Vide seating capacity for tho 2,400'
delegates, and leavo room for Cod
visitors. Tho platform will bo nt tlto
west sldo of the building, where it
was located last year, but will f9
mado in the form ot a semi-circle.
Phoenix Hill Park was reserved not
only for April 10, which will bo the
dato of the convention, but for April
11, so that If tho convcnUon did not
finish Its business In ono day, the del
egates will havo tho hall for a second
Pensioners in Kentucky.
The following statistics in regard io
tho Kentucky pension agency has boin
furnished by tho Pension Bureau to
One pension agent at $1,000, one
chief clerk nt $l,S0O, two clerks at
$1,200, three clerics at $1,110, one clerk
at $1,0S0, ono clerk at $960, ono clerlt
at $S13; amount paid out in pensions
during fiscal year ending June SOth,
1911. $l,20L533.90, number of pension
crs June DOth, 1911, 21,234; number of
pensioners June SOth, 1910, 21,933.
In another column In this issue of The
Republican will bo found tho official
call for tho Republican Stato Conven
tion, which meets in Louisville on April
10. The county conventions will meet
on Saturday April 0, and the meeting in
Ohio county will be hold at 1 p. m. at
the Court House.
NEW YORKER HAS
EYES ON HARTFORD
Saw Copy of Out Industrial Ed
ition and Wants to Know
We have often called attention to
the fact that the country newspaper
is no't appreciated by many ot' our
people and underrated by others. As
an advertising medium for the Institu
tions and resources of any town or
county the value of the local paper can
not be estimated without It property
values would depreciate at least ona
fourth, but this la never considered in
Uie grudging support which Is doled out
to the country newspaper by people of
all classes. As a case in point we print
below (at the risk of Incurring the dis
pleasure of the Hartford Herald) a
letter from a gentleman at Auburn,
New York, who has been attracted to
our town, and school by a copy of our
Industrial Edition, which was issued
last September. The letter follows:
Auburn. N. Y Feb. 27, 1912.
I receivd a copy of the Illustrated
Hartford Republican and looking over
Its pages I was Interested In the schools
of your county. I do not understand
the grades, as In one place It speaks
of Hartford College and another ot the
Hartford High School.
I am planning to move South for Uie
benefit of my health, and HAVE AN
EYE ON YOUR CITY, and take the
liberty to ask you a few questions. I
ajn a, man of, family and have two girls,
whom I wish to educate. Please tell
me all you can about Uie schools, and
what kind of work can be secured in
your town. What Is Uve houso rent
or could a small place, containing 15
or 20 acres be secured near town? Is
there a business school in your city, or
connected with your college?.
Am a temperate num. Use no tobacco.
Attend, the M. E. Church.
I will Uiank you In advance, and
would like a circular ot yoursclvool.
A. M. PALMER.
Roosevelt Men Meet.
Lexington, Ky., February 24. The
Roosevelt men of Lexington and Fay
ette County held a meeting At tho
Phoenix Hotel today and heard reports
from workers of growing sentiment
for the Colonel in this county.. Leslie
Combs, former minister to Peru, de
nounced tlie fusion organisation of
Lexington for its alleged Interference In
behalf of President Taft.
Nice WklMorwillSMd Peas
for salrii Hartford by
BLACK ft BIRKHEAD.