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HAHTFOKD, OHIO COUNTY, KY., EJKIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1913.
Vice President Also Assas-
inated At Same Time.
Believe Deaths Were Result of
Plot Disorder in Mexico
City of Mexico, February 23. Death
stalked abroad In the streets of the
lial of tlio Republic of Mexico
last night, when Francisco I.
ftderb, former liresldent of the re
public, and Jose 1'lno Suarez, form
er, vice president under the Madcro
eglme, Wero shot and Jellied whllo
guard of ru rales was taking thci
(in an automobile from the Rational
Palaco to the Penitentiary.
Gen. Huerta, the provisional presl-
fcdent, and Francisco dc la Oarra, the
Ipromler, have disavowed the killing
Jnnd have informed the United States
Government that Madcro and Suarez
wero killed by the hullcts of their
own friends In an attempt to rescue
tthem. They Bay that the government
profoundly deplores the occurrence
land will track down and punish the
The body of Madero shows only
one wound. A bullet entered the
, back of the head and emerged at tho
I forehead. The body of Suarez shows
many wounds, the bullets entering
from tho front.
Tho American ambassador believes
he government hnd no hand in the j
JJisslnailons nnd accepts Gen. Huer-
ana Da la Barms statement as
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'tVb Madcro. were the victims of
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luai BUOCKing expedient or dictator-
lsm. ironically known as la ley de
fuga, and that the government
ployed a trick frequently used by i rawer aw
Porflrio Diaz when he desired to rid 8 ,nrril,ed American nmbassa
hlniBcir of people dangerous to iho'd"- Sh? . bccalIl fra,,tlc fronl worry
wnirnrn nf h mniii.iiP. i and Bricf- Se,,ora Suarez, had no
Tho widow of Madcro obtained
juBivtaiuji ui 111a uuuj uiiij unt'r nm- I
bausador Wilson had interceded for
her. Nearly prostrated from the
frightful news that had come to her,
alio had pleaded pitifully all morn
ing for permission to boo tho body.
Tho government refused, Mr. Wilson
called De la Batfa and persuaded
him to grant Senora Madero's re
quest. At 2 p. in. Gen Dlanquet de
Ufbred tho body to Alberto Perez,
Senora Madero's brother.
The government had planned to
, accord tho body of the e.x-presldent emphasizing his belief in the govern
Xull military honors on account of,ment's good Intentions. He was un
his former high rank. A brlgado of successful. Tho ex-president's wife
troops commanded by Gen. Gaus was
drawi up at tho Penitentiary, but
theMdan was finally abandoned as
inexiedlcnt. ' '
Tho city Is quiet tonight under .tho
ironjule of Huerta. Tho people have
not dared to speak openly what
thousands aro whispering. The sol-
dlrjr.of Huerta and Diaz crowd the
pjtreets and the government has an
nounced that It will brook no opposi
tion. Some accept as truthful tho
government's explanation. Many In
sist, howovor, that tho killing was
ordered by tho authorities.
Tho ex-presldent and ox-vice presi
dent wero killed while being driven
Jn an automobile through tho Cnlle
I.ecumbcrii in tho Colonla do la Dol
.sa, not far from tho Penitentiary,
their destinaton. Tho Colonla de
la Ilolsa Is tho Whltcchapel district
of tho capital. Lato at night It Is
poorly lighted and lonely, save for
the presence of policemen and un
fortunates. According to tho official statement
jnado by the government, MaJ. Carde
nas and a force of two officers, an
orderly and seven rurales, were "at
tacked in tho Callo Lecumberri, two
thirds oi the distance from the Na
tional Palace to the Penitentiary, by
iive armed men, who Bhouted, "Vive
Madero," and Instantly discharged
their pistols and riflea at the auto
.mobile, Simultaneously, about thirty
men, ran from the side streets and
fired.volleys, killing Madero and Sua
rez distantly. One of the attacking
party' was killed, several were wound
.d and a few were arrested by MaJ.
Cardenas and his rurales. The bodies
of Madero, Suarez and the would-fce
rescuer wrro tuUcn to tlio Peniten
tiary nnd MaJ. Cardenas Immediately
communicated with President Huerta.
Tho other crsIon of the nsslna
tlons, ono that. 1b fearfully whispered
about the capital to-night, Is thnt
tho execution of .Madcro and of Sua
rez had been determined upon by the
Huertn Government, because of the
belief that the country could never
bo pacified with .Madero alive. Many
people expect that the government
.will punish MaJ. Cardenas and his
men In order to express official dis
approval and to appease public dis
satisfaction. It Is Instantly rumored
that Maderojs guards had orders to
Bhoot him and Suarez before arriv
ing at the Penitentiary.
Not far from the Ponitentlury there
are two small piles of stones, sonic
20 feet apart. They mark the spots
where the men, who a few days ago,
ruled Mexico, had fallen. Holes In
the wall of the Penitentiary show
where some of tho bullets lodged.
The stones wero piled by sympa
thetic persons of the lower class,
whose curiosity early drew them to
tho scene. From the top of each
pitiful monument to-night flickered
candles, placed there and lighted
by those who thus thought to offer
tho last rites of the church to tho
souls of the dead. From the ground
had been scraped away blood-saturated
earth, which was carried off
by the morbid.
For two days Francisco I. Madero
and Pino Suarez had been closely
confined at the National Palace. Vis
its from members of their families
and from personal friends wero refus
ed. They wero treated kindly, but
tho government Imprisoned them un
der the strictost of orders. Madcro
had raged and stormed against what
ho termed tho treachery of his most
trusted officers, Huerta and Blan
quet. For a time he had declined to
eat. Later he became more cheerful,
though ho never ceased to execrate
Huerta and Blanquct.
ine ex-president was a spiritualist
as Senora Madero. Ho formed the'
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, that th0 l,rom'8e3 f th government olnt where sales w, be made at
iwero tiollte dccuiitlons. Sonnr.i Ma.L ci ..t r i. -. .. ....
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doro' a flrm uellevcr ' "PMtuollstn.
em-i)8 convnrcd that 10 designs of the
lloI0 that her liusballd would escape
Ambassador Wilson, after falling to
htaln permission for Senora Madero
to visit tho ex-president, had a talk
with President Huerta and with Do
la Barra in which ho was assured
that tho government's Intentions wero
humane, that Madero's life was In
no Immcdlato danger and that he.
would ho tried under the forms of
law. Tho American ambassador at
tempted to lighten Senora Madero's
anxiety and to assuage her grief by
"'" ai so aid not trust the gov.
At 7 o'clock last night it became
known that President Huerta and
Foreign Minister do la Darra, after
a council of tlio cabinet, had decided
to transfer Madero and Suaroz from
tho National Palace to the Peniten
tiary. The government took pains to
communicate its plan to tho Ameri
can umbasBador, representing tjiat
the transfer was necessitated by
reasons of security nnd humanity.
Tho American ambassador approv
ed of tho plan and had an agreeable
talk with Do la Ilarra.
Ho was Informed that tlio attor
ney general was preparing tho cases
against Madcro and Suarez and that
tho government would proceed in
theso cases entirely according to tho
laws of tho republic. De la Barra
wont to great length to set boforo
Ambassador Wilson tho details of
tho government's plans regarding
Madero and Suaroz.
Shortly before 11 o'clock, MaJ. Car
donas, an officer in whom President
Huerta has perfect confidence, was
summoned to the president's private
office and received Instructions to
convey Madero and Suarez to the
Penitentiary. MuJ. Cardenas, with
two officers, an orderly and seven
rurales, made careful preparations.
The commander of the guard visited
Madero and Suarez in their quarters
and Informed them of the govern
ment's orders. They were In bed.
They arose, dressed, and were es
corted to the courtyard of the palace,
where the automobile and the mount-
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
Will Make Effort To Cut
Fool on Fowels In Ohio County Is
Said to Have Realized
'The officials of the American So
ciety of Equity are making elaborate
plans to carry out certain provisions
of their organizations heretofore
neglected. In the organization of
tho society for tho benefit of farm
ers it was contemplated that co-operative
buying should be carried on In
conjunction with the co-oicratlve
idea in selling the products of tho
planters, lint one side of the plat
form has up to this time been car
ried out. Plans are now being pre
pared by which members of the or
ganization will receive the full bene
fit contemplated by organization.
Proposals aro bleng asked for and
received concerning wholesale prices
on most of the necessaries of life In
relation to the farmers and their oc
cupation. Farm Implements, In, par
ticular, will receive tho attention of
the promoters of this proposition.
Just what plan is proposed to be
carried out has not been decided
upon at prcBont. The question Is
whether to open a co-operative mer
chandise establishment, or to b,avo
some mercantile establishment at
some central point act as the agent
for the society. The idea of nn pi.
chance Is receiving much nmn.h
Lient from the officials. In this l
la proposed to have a market for all
manner of produce raised by the
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ia " jjhuu iur tusu at a mucn low-
er I)rlco than tho reta fIgure charg.
ed by tho tradcsman. and at a slight-
ly higher price than that paid by
tho commission house to the produc
er. Tho claim Is made that there
Is too much margin between tho
value placed on tho farmers' products
by the retail merchant when lie buys.
and tho samo prico placed on the
goods when he sells. This plnn will
gle fresh produce of nil kinds td
tho consumer at a much cheaper pried
and bring tho planter a better value
for his produce. Tho idea is to elimi
nate thq middle man. At the same
time it is proposed to have for sale
to tho producer, every article which
ho has to buy, to be sold at tho
wholesale price, plus the actual cost
of handling and carrying charges.
Each side of tho business Is to bo
handled on a strictly cash basis, and
In this way a great deal of expense
In tho way of bookkeeping will be
avoided, and the natural loss by bad
accounts dono away with.
Tho Equity society is strengthening
Us organization in every pnrt of the
district according to a statement
from tho secretary on Saturday.
Regular organizers aro being sent
out to the precincts and local unions
aro boing formed at all of tho dis
trict school houses. Co-operation In
every lino of farm economics Is being
developed. Poultry and eggs are being
given especial attention as Interest
In this line of farm industry Ib grow
ing with leaps and bounds. Tho usual
modes of disposing of these articles
to the hucksters who usunlly pay
from ono to threo cents below the
quoted market price or delivering to
tho city whero a low market is tho
rule Is boing decried and the pooling
of the product of ono cmmunlty,
and selling in large lots to a bettor
market. In tho event of tho estab
lishing of 'tho exchange by tho so
ciety the products will be handled by
themselves, and any surplus will be
shipped to the foreign markets when
better prices can be obtained.
In the sale of a pool of' fowls In
Ohio county recontiy calculations
showed that for a period of a few
months $1,700 was realized over the
prices offered by local buyers, ar.1
the members of the organization In
that county are now following out
this Idea extensively.
It Is contended by the officers of
the society that as' little can b eac
complUhed la a small organization,
much more can be done by organiz
ing the counties seperately 'and when
possible, to act In unison.
IS HELD OVER
TO GRAND JURY
After Thirty-three Years'
Service as Postmaster.
Had Charge of the Postoffice
At St. Vincent, In
The Owensboro Messenger says:
After thirty-three years of con
tinuous service in the postoffice de
partment Jirncst Hosback, formerly
postmaster at St. Vincent, in Union
county, was accused of defrauding
tho government of 2,300. Mr. Hos
back was arrested a week ago on the
chargo of , certifying false reports to
the auditor's department of the post
al branch of tho government, of can
cellations of postage stamps, upon
which the compensation of his of
fice is based. His trial was set for
Saturday at 1:30 and ho was released
on bond, after being held to the May
term of the federal grand Jury.
AssiBtanl District Attorney John
.P. Haswoll, of Hardlnsburg, repre
senting the government, and W. A.
Cueman, Jr., postal Inspector and
Inspector Milllgan, located at Padu
cah, wore at the office of Commis
sioner Dean for the trial. The de
fendant was represented by the Hon.
G. L. Drury, of Morganfleld, and
Ringo & C)ements of Owensboro.
From the caso as made out by the
government officers, Inspectors Mil
llgan and Cueman examined the af
fairs of the office in June of 1012
and discovered as they stated that
largo amounts of stamps were being
certified-Canceled to tho department
auditor, in excess, as they thought,
of what should have been from an
office as small as .St. Vincent. It was
shown that outside of the St. Vin
cent Academy, there were ssarccly a
dozen patrons of the office. The gov
ernment had learned that large
amounts of stamps had been sent
from the postoffice in payment of
bills for merchandise to mall order
houses over tho country, some of
them in Now York, and other East
ern points. Inspector Milllgan was
detailed to make an examination, and
found out that members of the post
master's family wero making tho
purchases. Ho "was Informed of the
probable charges that would be mado
against him and offered certain ex
planations which the officials did not
consider sufficiently strong, and de
manded that he return to the gov
ernment the sum which they claimed
ho had been overpaid. The postal
clerks on tho railroads which re
ceived the outgoing mall were in
structed to keep an accurate account
for thirty-one days In July of 1912,
and report this to the authorities.
The statements of the railway clerks
showed that tho postmaster had cer
tified over the amounts received by
them about forty-eight per cent, and
the demnads of the government of
ficials were based on this statement
for a period dating back to 1S87.
Commissioner Dean concluded after
hearing the evidence of a number of
witnesses, among whom wero several
character witnesses, and who gave
Mr. Hosback an excellent charactor,
that tho defendant should bo held
over to answer the chargo to the
grand jury. His bond was fixed at
?500, which ho gave, with W. J.
Greenwell as surety.
Mr. Hosback, who is a man of near
sixty years .of ago, was accompanied
by his wifo, who was assistant In the
office, and who 1b now conducting
tlio business of tho office at St.
Surprise Birthday Dinner.
The friends and relatives of Mr.
II. T. Crowder gave him a surprise
birthday dinner Monday, February
24, in honor of his 41st birthday.
It was also Mr. J. W. Cox's' 76th
birthday, who was present.
There was a bountiful supply of
everything good to eat and every
body enjoyed the day.
Those present were Rev. Birch
Shields and wife, Beaver Dam; Mr.
.J W. Cox, Cromwell; Mr. and Mrs.
Ira Cox, Smallbous; Mr. J. S. Ben
nett, No Creek; Mr. and Mrs. T. H.
Balmaln, Mr. and 'Mrs. J. S. Cecil, Mr.
and Mrs. James Daniel and little
daughter Delia Mae; Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Crowder, Mr. rind Mrs. I,. F.
Bennett, Mr. nud .Mrs. John Dennett,
Mr. nnd Mrs. S. J. Hawkins, Mr.
Robert Mllburn, Mrs. Rhea Daniel,
Misses Ruth Godsey, Orpliat Eliza
beth Cox, Nora Daniel, Karsley Mil
burn, Qola Cecil, Vera Hawkins, Lo-
rctta Crowder, Addle I.ee Loney and
Messrs. Roy nnd Ernie Daniel, Ray
and Charllo Hawkins.
Oil Fever At Hawesville.
Hawesville, Ky., Feb. 24. The oil
fever Is on hero again. This time
West Virginia parties aro Interested
and leases are being taken In the
western part of the county. This lo
cality is tributary to the Lewisport
coal area In which geologists of the
survey era previous to the war,
found many indications of oil. It Is
believed by several that the oil men
of ono year ago found rich oil In the
county but that the wells ware
Plugged until the oil magnates get
ready for them.
Good In Any Precinct.
Frankfort, Ky Feb. 24. In con
struing the primary law in answer
to inquiries received, Attorney Gen
eral Garnett holds that in county
races, the candidates may get the
specified number of signers to a pe
tition in any precinct and not in the
precincts, in which the candidates
live. He also held that names of can
didates can not be written on the
ballot In the primary. This question
arose over the question as to whether,
a Republican could vote for a Demo
cratic candidate by writing the Demo
cratic candidate's name on the bal
lot or if a Democrat who wished to
vote for a Republican could write
tho Republican's name on the bal
lot. Notice Equity Members.
The Flnanco Committee having
failed to make sale of the tobacco
desires a meeting of the poolers of
Ohio county at Hartford, Saturday,
March 1st, at 10 a. m., to consider
hauling to Owensboro, Livermore
E. C. BAIRD, Ch'm'n.
Hartford College Notes
Misses Cora and Eva Thomasson,
Heflin, and Mr. Marvin Hoover, of
Deda, aro recent matriculates In
The Teachers' Training Class.
Messrs. George and Eugeno Wedd
ing, Adaburg, and Mack Martin, of
Horton, haye arranged to enter next
Examinations began in all depart
ments Wednesday and continue thru
Mr. W. H. Barnes, of the Board
of i Education, was at school last
week and gave a splendid talk to
tho High School pupils.
Misses Beula Miles, Paradise; Zoda
Raymond, Adaburg; Eva Butler and
Mae Whlttlnghlll, Fordsvillo; Martha
Sandefur 'and Mattle Porter, Beaver
Dam; Evelyn Clark, Sunnydale; and
Messers. Mack Benton, Cenlertown;
Clarence Renfrew, Beaver Dam, vis
ited their homes Saturday and Sun
day. The Floyds, presenting the third
number of the College Lyceum
Course, will appear at the Opera
House, Wednesday night, March f.
This promises to bo ono of the best
numbers of the entire course.
Tobacco Consumption Increases.
Washington, Feb. 24. Americans
aro drinking more whisky, smoking
moro cigars and clgarets, and chew
ing moro tobacco than over beforo
In history, according to latest tax
returns to Royal E. Cabell, Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue.
From July to February, the'i'na
tlon has consumed 04,000,000 gallons
of whisky, an Increase of 5,000,000
gallons over the corresponding period
tho previous year; 8,500,000.000 cig
arettes, an increase of 2,250,000,000;
4,500,000,000 cigars, an Increase of
250,000,000; and 250,000,000 pounds of
smoking and chewing tobacco, an In
crease of 12,000,000 pounds. These are
In addition, drinkers of beer are
resuming their stride. During the
fiscal year 1912, tho consumption of
beer fell off materially, but for the
first seven months of the current
fiscal year, the people of tho United
States have drunk 33,864,000 barrels,
an Increase of 1,850,000 barrels over
Drinkers, smokers and chewers are
thus enriching the Federal Govern
ment. Internal revenue taxes from
July 1, to date, are 112,500,000 great
er than any previous record for a
LOVE SECRET OF
Cupid Played Pranks With
Milkman and Nurse.
Woman Now Is Power In State
Politics And Tells of
Denver, Colo., Feb. 24. The middle
Initial of Agnes L. Riddle's name
might stand cither for legislation or
love with equal propriety.
Mrs. Riddle ! the adopted "moth
er of Colorado," whose success as a
legislator was so marked during her
first term that the people returned
,her this winter to sit a second time
in the Houso of Representatives.
This Colorado woman lawmaker is
German by birth, a good American
citizen by adoption, a nurse by pro
fession, a wife by choice, a mother"
by instinct, a Republican by poli
tics and an Independent in thought.
But the uniquo incident in her
life 1b the story of her loveless love
story which has turned out to be a
true love match.
Years ago Mrs. Riddle, was nursing
a patient 'way up the country. Al
most the only caller was the milk
man. The nurse never noticed him
until one day he suggested that she
was commencing to look tired and
seemed to need a little fresh air.
"Won't you come and have a ride
some morning In the milk wagon?"
he asked lit a hesitating voice.
"Oh, some of these days, maybe,"
she laughingly replied, and forgot
tho Incident. ,
But the milkman's query came to
be a regular habit, until one day she
accepted, Just to be doing something
different. Ho took her to see his
ranch and his "red-headed wife"
who proved to be a hired man.
On the way back, the man with
the milk cans tossed fears to the
wind and announced that he needed
a woman to help him run that ranch
right. "What I want is a cook," said
"I am a good cook," said the" nurse.
"Will you come?" asked tho man.
"Yes," she Baiu; "If you'll buy me
a coffee mill, two wash tubs and tt
bunch of flatlrons.
She went back to her nursing. He
went back to the ranch.
Ten days later the man with the
milk cans appeared at the door
"What do you want?" said the
"I've bought the flatlrons," he'
announced, "and," he added, twist
ing his hat around on his forefing
er, nervously, '"I thought that I'd
better find out your name, as I'm
going down today to get the license."
On the wedding day when the
service was over and the minslter
ordered tho bridegroom to kiss hla
bride, "Mr. Agnes Riddle" startled
and amused the friends by announc
ing that ho huu not- known his wife
long enough to warrant such a lib
erty. Tjiat was twenty-four years ago.
Today Mrs. Riddle Is authority for
tho statement that ho was absolutely
right, and that the loveless, klssless
courtship has resulted in a real love
Mrs. Rlddlo is a power In the State
of Colorado. She is tho secretary of
the State grange, tho parliamentarian
of tho Stato Congress of Mothers,
tho chairman of tho executive board
of the State Agricultural College, a
member of tho exccutlvo board of
the International Congress of Dry
Farming, secret&iy of the Sixty-ninth
District School Board In Arapahoe
County, teacher in Sunday school,
co-partner In a big, paying dairy
business and a successful legislator.
She is mothering halt a dozen ed
ucational bills and championing a set
of measures Intended to clean up
and Improve the State institution
where children and dependents aro
She Is beloved equally by Democrat
and Republican, man and woman.
It the weather doesn't suit you
Do not fretful grow,
There may be a brand-new climate
In an hour or so. ,