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HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY, KY., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
President Madero Forced to
Resign In Mexico.
Nine Days Battle Has Cost Hund
reds of Lives Many Amer
icans Were Killed.
Gen. Vlctorlann Ilucrta, commnnd
cr of .Mexican federal troops Tues
day night ended tho rcglmo of Ma
dero when he placed the President
And hid brother under arrest and
was proclaimed temporary President
of the Republic.
Disposition or Madero has not been
lly determined on, but It Is prob-
Ablo that he will be exiled. The plan
ttuggested Is to escort him to Vera
Cruz and there give him his choice
of bIiI is Balling to arlotis countries.
With the seizure of Mailcro and
Ms brother and other high officials
of stato the censorship of the cable
was lifted and the carnage of the
last nine days Is ut last temporarily
While tho American State Depart
ment breathes freer there U yet the
worry of reconstruction days, but
this probably will be left for .the
administration of President-elect Wil
son to bear. Meantime the marine
force will bo sent to GUantamo, Cuba,
to await developments.
The nine days' battle has cost
hundreds of lives and thousands have
been maimed. Among the dead and
wounded uro many Americans. The
property damage will easily reach
Tho only danger of a renewal of
co'rifllct now lies with the smaller
i"ycc8 of malcontents In the northern
Actions of tho country. From this
section Americans are fleeing across
the" boundary,, to . Texas, and other
Co .nandcrs of small forces In tho
Northern section of the countrj have
'expressed dissatisfaction with the
compulsory resignation of Madero
and say they will continue the fight.
They furnish the problem of the new
Uucrtn lins been officially commis
sioned by the diplomatic corps, thus
officially establishing his status in
the eyes of the Powers.
Tho provisional president and Diaz
aro contcrring on plans for a union
of their forces.
HUERTA HEAD OF REPUBLIC.
Washington, Feb. IS. With the
Kovcrnmcnt of President Francisco I.
Madero fallen and Gen. Vlctorlano
Huer'ta proclaimed President of Mex
ico, it devolves on American Ambas
sador Henry Lano Wilson at once
to treat with tho do facto Mexican
government for protection of Ameri
cans throughout the republic.
Polltlcnl recognition of the gov
ernment which emerged tonight out
of the travail through which .Mexico
has passed during the last two years,
mt"U be a slower proceeding. But with
iWioral Americans killed, and many
wounded by bullets of tho contend
Ing'Torces in Mexico City, with hun
dreds wounded and thousands ren
dered homeless because of the slaugh
ith and carnugo which have resulted
from tho short range firing in the
of tho city, Mr. Wilson's tlrst duty
will bo to treat with tho nuw Presi
dent for amelioration of tho condi
tions Imposed upon Americans and
other foreigners, especially since the
revolution entered Its last stages.
While this Govrenmcnt will take
no concern over tho choice of a
successor to President Madero such
a successor will have to demonstrato
his ability to maintain stable gov
ernment before political recognition
will bo accorded him by tho United
Mexico Is today honeycombed and
torn asunder by many revolutionary
movements. The principle of these
.Are the Orozco movement in the
north and tho Zapata uprising In tho
south. Lawlessness has become rlfo
.and robber bands, masquerading as
revolutionists hao sent terror
through the States of Mexico from
Rio Grande to Yucatan.
fn order to lay claim to political
recognition from this government,
this government will demand that
the new President, be he Gen. Huer
ita or some other, must put an end
to these elements, restore order nnd
establish tho workings of justice In
Tho formality of political recog
nition, In all likelihood will fall to
the Administration of President-elect
Wilson. There would hardly bo time
for negotiation In tho remaining few
days of President Tnft's term of of
fice. In tho event that Ambassador Wil
son's term as representative of tho
United States In Mexico's capital
should close with the Administration
which sent him there, It would first
bo necessary for the President of tho
United States to appoint his suc
This diplomat, when properly ac
credited to the Mexican government,
would be In a position to further
tho negotiations Incidental to tho
recognition of tho new Mexican
regime, when that government has
demonstrated its ability to enforce
Tho news tonight found this gov
ernment still firm In Its policy of
nonintervention and unwavering In
Its preparation, upon a moment's
notice, to strike an agrcsslvo blow
for the defense of American citizens
should occasion jet demand It.
Although the change, which, it Is
believed, will bring relief from the
Intolerable conditions following in the
wake of ten days of bloody fighting,
was welcome to those who carry the
burdens of state. Official Washing
ton had no comment to make on the
Dispatches from American Ambas
sador Henry Lane Wilson, confirmed
the salient 'features of Madero's fall
and Hucrta'a rise to power, but State
Department officials withheld their
opinion. No one sought, however, to
conceal satisfaction in tho assurance
of protection to life and property,
which the reestabllshment of order
in Mexico City would bring to the
thousands of Americans and other
foreigners for whoso safety this Gov
ernment Is responsible before the
Although the step which would
have sent American soldiery Into
Mexico had not been taken, every
branchy of, .the defenslvo arm-of tho
service was organized to its highest
Tho word of command was all that
was necessary to send troops across
the border from the Texas frontier,
or to land bluejackets and marines
from the six warships already swing
ing at anchor on the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts of the disturbed re
public. Two thousand marines gathered all
along tho Atlantic coast are tonight
ready to sail for Guantanamo, Cuba,
only ' a few hours from Vera Cruz,
seaport of the Mexican capital.
Every detail in fact, was In read
lnoss had attacts upon Americans,
as such, forced this Government td
pursue the policy which officials
hopo will not be necessary.
. Among the Lodges.
Hartford Lodge No. 675 F. and A.
M. will have work In tho second de
grco next first Monday night and
will also vote on Important amend
ment to tho by-laws. Every member
Is urged to be present.
The following members of Acme.
Lodge No. 339 1. 0. O. F of Hart
ford, attended tho burial of Brother
Jesse King, at Mt. Morlah last Sun
da): W. E. Ellis, W. R. Hedrlck,
James Nance, S. F. Riley, Jeff Ralph,
Frank Black and Harvey Sheffield.
Tho burial ceremony was put on In
a most Impressive manner by Vlco
Noble Grand Ellis, and Acting Pre
lato Hedrlck. Tho Heflln Camp W.
O. W. also put on their burial ser
vice. Rough River Lodge No. 110 Knights
of Pythias is at present doing the
best work of the Hartford lodges
This lodge has had degree work at
every meeting for several weeks, and
on last Tuesday night conferred the
rank of Knight upon Attorney Mc
Dowell A. Fogle in a most Impres
sive manner In the presence of a
largo attendance of the membership.
Hartford Tent No. 99, Knights of
Tho Maccabees are very busy bees
at, present. Work has been put on In
some of tho degrees for the Ust sev
eral meeting nights, and applications
aro on hand. Tho Tent met last
night, Installed officers and put on
degree work. The attendance was
Salesman Wanted to look after our
Interest In Ohio and adjacent coun
ties. Salary or Commission. Address
The Harvel OH Co., Cleveland, O.
A BRUTAL CRIME
Says He Killed Consumptive at
Hickman to Secure His
Hickman, Ky., Feb. 18. Declaring
that with tho aid of Jesso Bunton,
of Dukedom, Ky., he killed John
Ritchie Saturday night here and
robbed him of $110, which Ritchie, a
consumptive, had saved for tho pur
pose of paying his way West, C. O.
Shelby, a nineteen-year-old boy, Is In
jail here, and the officers are look
ing for Bunton.
According to tho story of Shelby,
who Is known as "Dick," ho and Bun
ton had planned by mall and tele
phone to kill Ritchie Saturday night.
Bunton, he said, had not been In the
city for some time until the night of
tho murder, when tho two succeeded
In tolling Ritchie up tho railroad,
where they crushed his head with a
fourteen-Inch bar with a heavy nut
on the end of it, and then threw, his
body over a thirty-foot bluff into
Ritchie's body was found at S
o'clock Sunday morning and as soon
as the discovery was announced a
great crowd was attracted to tho
scene of the killing. Among those in
the crowd was Shelby, who gave DO
cents to a fund which was raised on
the spot to hunt down tho murderer.
Officers learned that Ritchie was
last seen in company with Shelby,
and a search was made of Shelby's
rooms, where bloody clothes were
found. Shelby was at once arrested
and taken to police headquarters. As
soon as he was confronted with the
evidence he broke down and confess
ed. He at first contended that ho was
alone In the murder, but later im
Fcnrlng mob violence, tho officers
took Shelby to Paducah for safe keep
ing. According to Shclbgjs story he
got $5oohd a gold watch, while Bun-
!ton got $50 In gold.
Ritchie's homo was in Jackson,
Tenn. He was twenty-seven years
old. Bunton, the alleged accomplice
of Shelby, Is eighteen.
Mr. Lon Smith for County Clerk.
We this week announce the candi
dacy of Mr. Lon Smith, R. F. D.
No. C, Hartford, as a candidate for
the offico of countyy court clerk.sub
ject to tho action of the general
primary, Saturday, August 2, 1913.
Mr. Smith made the race for county
court clerk four years ago on tho
Democratic ticket and proved to be
ono of the strongest men on the
ticket In that race. His services to
tho party for many yyears, and most
cspeclallyy In that race will no doubt
make him a strong candidate In
Farewell to Cannon.
Washington, Feb. 17. President
Taft, cabinet officials, Chief Justice
White, members of both houses of
Congress, past, present and prospec
tive, and a host of other political and
personal friends of Representative
Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois, former
Speaker of the House, featured tho
program and guest list of the fare
well dinner to him Saturday night.
Plans had been mado for approx
imately 500 guests. It was a feast of
fun and a tribute of affection. Tho
program abounded with novel fea
tures, merrily announced by the
toastmaster. Representative J. Hamp
ton Moore, of Pennsylvania. The
dinner was tho culmination of planB
laid by many weeks ago to make It
one of the most notable banquets
over given in Washington.
Tho scheduled speakers Included the
President. Chief Justice White,
Speaker Clark, Representative Under
wood, of Alabama, the Democratic
leader of the House; Secretary Nagel,
Postmaster General Hitchcock, Sena
tors. Root, of Now York; Williams,
of Mississippi; Penrose, of Pennsyl
vania; Representatives WcCall, of
Massachusetts; McKlnley, of Illinois;
former Secretary of the Navy Hilary
A. Herbert, Senator-elect James, and
$8.00 WORTH OF WARE will be
given away FREE with overy MA
JESTIC RANGE sold at our DEMON
STRATION one week only, Febru
ary 24th to March 1st.
E. P. BARNES & BRO.,
Beaver Dam, Ky.
CLOCK IN U. S.
Timepiece Invented By Louisville
Man Is Offered For Sale
Louisville, Ky., Feb. IS. Jefferson
county can have the distinction If
It wants It of owning the largest-
clock In the United States, and per
haps in tho world. The distinction
and tho clock will cost $3,500. H. C.
Korfhage built the clock and had it
on exhibition at the Armory during
Home Coming Week. The clock cost
him $2,500 to build and as It has
practically been a loss of time and
money ho has decided to sell It now
that he has tho opportunity.
Tho Kansas City Auditorium and
the San Francisco Exposition have
offered to purchase the clock.
Secretary W. E. Morrow, of the?
Commercial Club and Denny B.
Goode, Assistant Seecretary of the
Loulsvlllo Convention and Publicity
League, heard of tho offers and sug
gested that tho clock be kept in Lou
isville, Inasmuch as It was the In
vention of a Louisville man.
When the Fiscal Court meets to
day Mr. Goode and Mr. Morrow will
ask the members to voto an appro
priation for the purchase of the clock
and to place it at the North end of
tho Armory, where it can be seen
by persons entering the building. It
Is planned to remove the Ahrlne de
sign (hqt now decorates it, and insert
therein a new one.
The clock is built in the form of
a pendulum, and weighs 3,000 pounds.
Its face contains 5,500 electric light
globes of all colors and shows the
time of day without the use of hands.
If it were swung from tho fifth floor
of the Lincoln Building It would just
clear the street. It has 11,000 elec
If the Fiscal Court purchases the
clock Mr. Korfhage will guarantee to
keep irJrnrunnlng- condition for five
YOUR NEIGHBOR KNOWS his
MAJESTIC RANGE uses little fuel
bakes perfectly heats abundance of
water 'good and bad and costs prac
tically nothing for repairs. LET US
SHOW YOU WHY. CALL during our
DEMONSTRATION WEEK, February
21th to March 1st.
E. P. BARNES & BRO.,
Beaver Dam, Ky.
Strews Father's Ashes.
Indianapolis, Ind Feb. 17. Com
plying with the request of her father,
A. N. Spinney, of this city, Just be
fore his death, Miss Luclle Spinney,
an actress at a local theater, scatter
ed her father's ashes into the waters
of White River late yesterday. With
a few friends. Miss Spinney drove to
a short distance north of the city,
chopped a hole in tho Ice, which she
had strewn with flowers, and dropped
Into the water all that remained of
Miss Spinney said she realized that
it was an unusual thing to do, but
that it was as her father had request
ed and she could not do otherwise.
$25 Reward $25.
I hereby offer a reward of $25 for
the arrest and detention of Israel
Jones, who escaped from tho Ohio
county Jail December S, 1912. Ho Is
5 feet 8 Inches In height, weighs
about 150 pounds, hair dark brown,
about 22 years of ago, lisps in talk
ing. W. P. MIDKIFF,
Jailer Ohio Co., Ky.
Testing King Road Drag.
Owcnsboro, Ky., Feb. 19. An earn
est effort Is being mado by J. W.
Cook to test out the good qualities
of the King drag ou the county
roads. Mr. Cook has a rock road to
him farm from Owensboro, but is In
terested in the upkeep of tho roads
in his neighborhood. For the pas
week or ten days Mr. Cook has been
giving the work his personal atten
tion, and he expressed much gratifi
cation at the results being accom
plished. ' He is operating the drag
according to the instructions of the
Inventor, and tho methods adopted
by tho United States government.
The roads which have been dragged
by Mr. Cook have dried out quickly
and become solid and smooth, and
when they have been traveled ex
tensively the traffic serves to harden
the roadbed. Mr. Cook ba's under-
taken the .repairing of about ten
miles of road In the eastern part of
tho county, around Ensor, at his own
expense; and tho Inhabitants of the
neighborhood are expressing their
gratitude In no uncertain terms at
tho public splrltcdnrss of Mr. Cook.
Ho said that tho drag was doing
everything for which It had been recommended.
Ccntertown, Feb. IS. The Center
town Mercantile company's store was
destroyed by flro Sunday night.
Esq. J. C. Jackson spent a part of
last week In Indiana.
Mrs. ,CecIl Calvert, who has been
sick for some time, Is no better.
Several farmers from this section
attended tho Equity meeting at Hart
ford last Friday.
Tho Klmbly mines, first below
town, which have been closed down
for several weeks on account of the
recent high water have resumed work
Mr. Wade Ross, who has been HI
for some time is no better.
Quite a crowd of tho younger set
from here attended the basket-ball
game at Hartford, last Friday nljht.
Dr. Frank Tlchenor of Hartford,
was here Saturday.
Honor for Wilson.
Princeton, N. J., Feb. 17. Wood
row Wilson may retain an official
connection with Princeton University
while he Is President of the United
States. Several graduates have placed
Mr. Wilson's name on the nomina
tion slips as- an alumni member of
the Board of Trustees.
It is pointed out that during his
Presidential administration Col. Roose
velt was a member of the Board of
Overseers of Harvard, and President
Taft still is a member of Yale Corpo
ration. In The Oil Field.
West 'Kentucky OH- Co., Is prepar
ing to "shoot" all three of their
producing wells in the near future.
This will no doubt greatly Increase
the output, and is merely following
tho customary practlco In other
Considerable attention is now being
attracted to the North side of the
river, near Beda,, as geologists and
oil men believe that the crest of
the anticlinal extends in that direc
tion. Bad luck has again overtaken the
drillers of the Rough River OU and
Gas Co., on the Weller farm, in the
breaking of a stem, and a fishing
job will delay work Indefinitely.
Drilling Is progressing rapidly In
the Wood OU Company's well on the
Cox farm, where a thick layer of
sU'ale has rendered the drlllng com
paratively easy for several days.
Largo number of oil men are now
In Hartford and since the advent of
good weather leasing has taken on a
For Rent. '
The Z. Wayne Ellis farm, contain
ing sixty-five acres of fine bottom
land, two miles west of Hartford.
Forty-five acres cleared. Good dwell
ing, outbuildings, twenty acres in
meadow' aud flno water. For terms
apply to W. E. ELLIS,
The Produce Man,
Oswell Veller and Goldle
Thurman L. Ragland and Mabel
C. Porter, Beaver Dam, route 2.
R. L. Dever, Sunnydale, and Eu
nlco Rock, Hartford.
II. F. Johnson and Nola Plerson,
W. B. McCormlck, Doland, Fla.,
and Prudle Mitchell, Hartford.
Miss Prudle Mitchell of Hartford,
and Mr. W. B. McCormlck, of De
land," Florida, were united In mar
riage Tuesday evening at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Yeiser,
Elder W. D. Wright performing the
ceremony. The bride is an estimable
young lady and has lived near Hart
ford all her Ufo and has many
friends. The groom Is a prosperous
business man of Deland, and is en
gaged In the manufacture of turpen
tine. They left Wednesday afternoon
for their Southern home.
GREAT RUSH OF
When Houses Open In Mc
Enough Registered toKeepHouse
Busy Until March 3 Rush
Owensboro, Ky., February 20. An
nouncement fo the Equity society '
that deliveries would begin In Mc
Lean and Hancock counties was re
ceived with a great deal of joy. From
reports received from Calhoun, Llv
ormore and Sacramento, every pound
of Equity tobacco in McLean county
must have been loaded on wagon
and ready to start to market. At Cal
houn tobacco was registered that
would keep the receiving station
fully employed until March 3. The
same state of affairs exists also in
the two other points of the county.
The Hancock growers, too, were
ready and rushed the markets to
their limits, and then registered for
Much disappointment Is expressed
at Reeds, la, the edge of Henderson
county, at the announcement that no
tobacco would be received there (or
the Equity pool. The American com
pany, which bought the tobacco in
that section, has no house at that
point, and it will bo necessary to de
liver the product at Owensboro.
Owensboro was crowded to tho
limit Wednesday with tobacco. Both
of the associations received heavily
and a good share of the unpledged
crops was brought in. Some few
loads were sold at auction, and ft
good representation passed over the
loose leaf house, which held Its reg
ular sale in the afternoon.
The Equity receiving plants are
congested, and have sufflclentrfoaliSK
registered to keep them occupied un
til Friday evening. The Green-river
deliveries aro more fortunate, a
they have more houses at which to '
DON'T ask us to give you tho
$8.00 worth of ware with a MAJES
TIC RANGE after our Demonstra
tion Week, as that special offer ap
plied to that week ONLY, February
21th to March 1st.
E. P. BARNES & BRO.,
Beaver Dam, Ky. ,
PEOPLE WHO KNOW are going.
Former Hartford Resident pies,
The remains of Mrs. Eliza C. Duke, .
who died at the home of her son
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. 3.
Swlndlehurst, of Livingston, Mon., '
Thursday, February 13, arrived In
Hartford Monday morning and fun
eral services were conducted at the
Presbyterian church by Rev. Me!I
of Beaver Dam. After funeral ser--vices
the remains .were laid to res?
In Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Duke was
born 'March 22,
1841, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. Jo
seph Miller, Beaver Dam. She and
Thomas S. Duke were united in mar
riage Sept'. 7, 1865. To this union
were born five children, three sons,
W. H., W. T. and A. G. Duke, two
daughters, Mrs. J. E. Swlndlehurst
and Mrs. Ida Balrd, late wife of Dr.
A. B. Balrd, Oklahoma City. Two
sons, W. H. and A. G. Duke, ' and
one daughter, , Mrs. Swlndlehurst,
survive her. Her husband, Thomas S.
Duke, preceded her in March, 1898,
and daughter, Mrs. Balrd, in 1907,
and son, W. T. Duke, in 1912. Tha
remains, accompanied by her son,
Mr. A. G. Duke, and daughter, Mrs.
Swlndlehurst and two children, and
Mrs. Alonzo Walker, of Louisville,
arrived at Beaver Dam Sunday -and
were taken to Mr. John
H. Barnes' residence, where they re
mained until Monday morning, when
the remains, accompanied 'by a num
ber of relatives and friends, wero
brought direct to the Presbyterian
Theere will be a called meeting of
the Ohio County A. S. of E. at the
court houso in Hartford noxt Satur
day, February 22, at 10 o'clock,
sharp. All poolers are urged to bo
In attendance, as this will be an.
Important meeting. " ,S
L. B. TICHENOR, PresV
HENRY M. PIRTLE, Sec'y.