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a. Subscription $1 Pfer Fear, in Advance, "I Com, Ut Herald (f i foiij World, fcIm (if 111 Nation Umbering at Mj Batk." .412 Kinds Job Printing Neatly Executed, 38th EAB. HARTFORD, KX., WEDNESlDAX, DECEMBER 25, 1912. NO. 52 .v fc. i. J FORCES SHE TO I In Matter of Convict Leas ing System. THE "HOD-GARRtER" GOVERNOR Of ArKansasGoes Over the Head of An Unheeding Legislature. A "MESSAGE" TO THE PEOPLE Little Rotk. Ark., Dec. 23. -"It was my message to the people' oT Arkansas, freeing of 360 convicts," declared Gov. George W. Donaghey to-day. "For four years I have been beg ging, pleading with Legislatures of (. this State to abolish the convict leasing system. N "I have sent message after mes sage only to see a powerful lobby stifle every measure' against the selling of flesh and blood to slave driving contractors for the rall Toads. Now' I have- gone over the heads of the lawmakers, and they've got to act! "I have reduced the number of convicts bo that the warden cannot lease any out to contractors. I tlld It at this time of the year be cause I know that It would strike home harder to have 360 convicts turned loose at the beginning of winter.'' The convict lease system of Ar kansas has been a blot on the good name of Va State for years. When there were too many convicts to worTc on the State farm, the rest Tiave been sold, or leased, 'to con tractors, who In turn sold tbera to the Rock Island and the Iron Moun tain rallroadB. , j ,., These leased convicts have built new railway beds and laid tracks, ever under. the guns of the guards and the club of the contractor.EV ery day, rain or shine, sick or well, they were driven to work. Many of them died along the railroad tracks. Thorb was no physician, no med icine, no hospital bed for the sick just the guard and contractor, and for many ot them .the galling ball and .chain. At.nlght, all' the convict slaves slept with all and 'chain fastened to their ankles. r At Ward last spring a young white boy convict was quickly shot down for refusing to work In the hot sun while he had a burning fe ver. The warden took hjm to the railway station and left him lying on the platform In, th,q sun and warned, away people who wanted to do something to stop the flowing blood. The boy died next day. At Malvern another boy convict was shot and killed for being una ble to work while he had a fever. In Chicot county the flesh of a convict's legs began to rot because he was forced to -wear tho shackles day and night In' the swamps. i "Tho prisoners In convict camps were fed mostly on -sbur pork and beans," says the Governor, "and wore herded In cars at night, twenty-four or twenty-live men to the ordinary box car, where jthey slept amid filth and vormln. "The slightest complaint upon the part ot any convict brought him ?, lashing with a leather strap six eet long and four inches wide. "Men unaccustomed to hard la bor were ssnt to the railroads to do the hardest kind of- work In the hot sun; and if they lagged or showed Inability to do the work, they were thrown the1 ground and lashed." Hand Jn hand with tho State leasing system' wont the countv farm system. .(JinYlctij.Imprlsoned by Justice's courts wero sent to farms belonging to contractors, who paid as high as thirty cents a day for thera. In Phl'ips county, tho 'court sen tenced two men Jointly charged with forcing orders for nine quarts of whiskey. One man -$ot thirty six years 'and the other eighteen for nine quarts qf whiskey! The first man died before Gov. Dona ghey cprld. get a parIon, to hltn. Justice! a,re f alleged-, to have worked Iwlth the contractors, sup ptylnjtU.eHa wUn conjrlcts, a Jiwd eL , Ooy. Donaghey wants the State to provide a"penUeaUary fund, sp that convicts who cari not be work UG ed on the State- farm may bo put Upon the roads under State super vision to make a system of good highways. And who Is this Governor who faces the Wrath of Arkansas' big business Interests, the two big rail road lines crossing this State, and who has aroused a State as it never has been aroused? Why, he's Just n hod-carrier! George W. Donaghey doesn't give a hoot for tile hats and frock coats and diplomatic politics. He used to carry bricks 'and mortar to the bricklayer. That was how he learn ed to be a bricklayer himself. Then he started a little contracting busi ness, building houses and stores, and prospered. He ran for Governor four years ago because he thought the State was being gouged on the building of the new Capitol. ORGANIZATION OF FARMERS IX DAVIESS A permanent organization of the Daviess County Farmers' Co-Operative Demonstration Club was ef fected at the court house in Owens boro at a meeting held on Saturday morning. The meeting was pre sided over by William Haycraft, the chairman, and there were about fifty prominent farmers of the coun ty In attendance. Dy n unanimous vote of those in attendance the county board of education was plac ed In charge of the organization. Steps will be taken at once to raise the $1,500 which is necessary be fore a Government farm expert will be sent to Daviess county. There is a great amount of Interest being manifested in the movement and it Is believed the necessary money will be subscribed by the business men of Owensboro and the progressive farmers of Daviess county. There will be another meeting held im mediately after the holiday. , ' Mccracken fiscal court buys experiment farm Paducah, Ky Dec. 21. Land for the State experiment farm was purchased by the Fiscal Court at Lone Oak, a few miles from Padu call. The farm contains eighteen and a quarter acres, representing the wooded type of soil in Western Kentucky; The purchase price was $ 100 an acre. The land was select ed by Prof. George Roberts, head of the division of agronomy, and his assistant, A. E. Ewan. The fences will be built next month and a barn will be built for the storing of farm implements. Early In tho spring the work of experimenta tion will be Btarted. IJrora here the representatives of the experiment station went to' Mayfleld, where a deal for the second experiment farm will be closed. This farm will be barren or unwooded soil. These farms are donated 'to tho State by McCracken and Graves counties, A PROMINENT DAVIESS COUNTY FARMER DEAD William H. Westerfleld, one of the most prosperous and well known farmers of Daviess county and a resident of tho Masonvllle neighborhood, died at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the family 1 (imc, after a protracted Illness. Mr Westerfleld had been In declin ing health for tho oast thrao, months, and for the pa at two weeks his condition had been regarded us csltlcal. Hemorrhage of tho brain was given as the cause of his dsath. The deceased was born In Ohio county, but moyed to Daviess coun ty when very young. He had since ben a resident of that county and " s well known a.u' respected .y evvone. He wan event ycai of age and a consistent member of tho Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Ho Is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. Tho funeral was conducted from the Sugar Grove Dapttst Church at 10 o'clock Sunday mornlng,Rev. Gardner officiating. The Masons had charge of the funeral. The In terment was rciln In the Sugar Grove church bnrvlng grounds.- m i m Special Notice. AH taxes not paid by December 31, 1912, will, under the new law, bo subject to a penalty of 12 per cent. I will be compelled to adver tise and levy for all unpaid taxes at that date. Pleasa make your rangements to settle same without tMs extra penalty and trouble. 50t3 T. H. BLACK, S. O. O, Subscribe for The Hartford ffentM. GANGER SEC IS Says the Head of a Chi cago Hospital. FIFTEEN MJMO, 'IIS SAID Dr. Whamond Slow to Make Formal Clafm, But Ad mits the Discovery. CURE IS, TAKEN INTERNALLY Chicago,. Dec. 20. "Seeing is be lieving." - Fifteen men and wbmen, all more than 60 pears old, most of them under sentence of death from physlclanB and Burgeons, who had done their utmost, have been Cured of cancer within the past five months. Dr. A. A. Whamond, President of the Robert BurnB Hospital, thus told to-night what has been accom plished at the hospital by the use of a cancer specific discovered by Dr. Joseph do Stefano, of this city. That which scientists all over tho world have been trying to ac complish for many years the per fection of a cure for cancer Is au thoritatively declared to have been accomplished by Dr. do Stefano. "Shortly after the first of tho year we shall present the matter to the Chicago Medical Society," said Dr. Whamond. "We shall show the patients as they now are, the photographs showing their condi tion when treatment started. "Dr. do Stefano and myself were very averse to giving this informa tion to tho public until it had first boon properly presented to the med ical profession, but a patient. I un derstand, has 'told the story widely. "We can only conlirm It, for It Is entirely true. I am happy to say' that Dr. de Stefano has succeeded wonderfully. When I first tried his specific on a patient in this hos pital it 'was when an operation had been performed nnd the patient had been told that she muBt die shortly that her case was hopeless. VI decided to give her some of the medicine In the hope that it would at least alleviate her pain, arid I was delighted to see that it did so. Therefore I continued to give her the Bpoclflc, and at the end of seven weeks she walked out of this hospital. "We are naturally keeping every case under surveillance, but In every case we have had the satisfaction of seeing every trace of the terrible disease disappear." "I thank God that I have been permitted to discover this euro," said Dr. de Stefano to-night. "Aside from tho credit that may redound to mo, I give heartfelt thanks that through me the Almighty has seen fit to give this boon to humanity. Only those who know, who have seen the awful suffering caused by cancer, can thoroughly understand what this means." Not until the subject is presented to the Chicago Medical Society will the exact nature of the compound be explained. It Is taken Internal ly, either in capsule form or from a spoon. IJARN BURNED FOLLOWING "NIGHT RIDER" LETTER Hopklnsvllle, Ky., Dec. 21. W,D. Eddlngs, a prominent farmer of Falrvlow neighborhood, who was In the city to-day, told several persons that he received n threatening let ter Just a day or two bofore the de struction of his large tobacco barn and Its contents by Are. The letter was signed "Night Riders" and warned him that unless he Joined tho tobacco association, no would ','see n flro." He regarded the warning as a Joke until he saw his tobacco crop go up in smoke. Mr. Eddlngs' loss amounted to several thousand dollars. He had no1 in surance. Liable For Contempt. The Hartford Republican Impu dently remarks that Judgo Walter Evans would be painfully embar rassed If called upon to try a suit DISCOVERED ar-'Detween two corporations in his Federal Court. The Republican might nlso be painfully embarrass od if haulod before -Judge Evans for contempt of ' Court. Glasgow Tijsea. i IHE . . CAUSE OF ACT Husband Hangs Himself In Coal Shed and HIS. WIFE SWALLOWS POISON Terrible Tragedy Enacted On Eve of Season of Gen eral Rejoicing. MAN USED WIRE CLOTHES LINE i (The following account of ai awful tragedy appeared In tho Louisville Times ot Monday pvq:i tw.) ' i-lcase no;ify my sisters, Mr3. Tnndy and Mrs Brown, of Frank fort. Also, a sister, Mrs. G. L. Tal bot, tit LaGrange, Ky. We have in surance in the Prudential and if you find us dead, please notify Un dertaker Peako, at LaGrange, to bury us. My wlfo is the cause of this occurence. She intended leav ing me to-day, as sho- loved another mam W. N. KEATON." The above note found upon a ta ble In the sitting room of the Kea ton home, 2301 Frankfort avenue, after the body of Mr. Keaton had been found hanging from a rafter In the coal shed with life .extinct, explains the man's action In ending his life. It Is probable that a sui cide agreement was entered into by Keaton and his wife, since she was fount! shoitU' afterward by Miss Louise Fondle, a boarder, lying In a stupor in her bed. She had swal lowed the contonts of an ounce bot tle of Iodine and her recovery is ex tremely doubtful according to Dr. C. D. Morris, of 2214 Frankfort av enue; tho attending physician. Still courting death, Mrs. Keaton is a stubborn patient. She refused to tnke medicine prescribed for her by the -physicians In attendance, and at 11 o'clock was removed from her home to the City Hos pital, where she can better be kept under constant care and surveil lance. Keaton had torn down a wire clothesline to use In his rash deed. Tho wire was knotted around his throat and he was hanging with his feet about a foot from tut floor of tho shed when found by his brother-in-law, Joseph Coons, at 3:15 o'clock thl3 morning. The body was still warm when tho po lice of the Clifton substation cut it down. Mr. Coons hastened to the house after finding the body and notified Miss Fendlo. The latter hastened to the home of Mrs. Ida Ureas, a neighbor, intending to get her as sistance In breaking the news to the wife. Tho two women went to Mrs. Kenton's bedroom and there found the woman In a semi-conscious state. Mrs. Keaton paid slight attention to Miss Fendle's statements when the latter told her that something had happened to her husband. Mrs. Kcaton's left eye was blackened as If from a blow with a fist and when Miss Fendle asked her If her hus band had struck her, she answered "yes." The two women then no ticed the empty bottle lying upon the coverlet. It Is the opinion of Dr. Morris, MtssTendle and Mr. Coons that Mrs. Keaton took the poison when her hUBband arose this morning at 4 -30 o'clock, as was his custom. Miss Fendle states that she heard him get. up and dross and leave the place. Then she hpard the woman cronn, but thought nothing of It, as Mrs; Kenton had been complaining of feeling ill. t According to Miss Fendle, who had known the couplo for manv vepra. and who had made her homo with them fo- the past two months, Keatqn was Intensely Jealous of his wife, but had no 'oason to be sus picious of her. Mlsn Fondle stated his morning to a reporter for the Times that so far a3 she knew Mrs. Kciton was true to her husband, although he made hl3 Jealousy' manifest in many wava. Keaton was employed bv the L. JEALOUSY f- N. Railroad Company as a g-tol8on. K. Jnnuarv 1. 19.13. to take tender at Reservoir Pyrk. Tho ! family hat lived -(n Loulsyille fort nbout jtwo yeirs. coming hare from LaGrange. Mrs, Keaton was Daisy ( Coons, of LaGrange, before her i marriage, thirteen years ago last July 3. The dead man was a cripple. He lost his right arm when he was eighteen years old In trying to board a freight train. Hi3 right foot was cut off when lie attempted to Jump on a switch engine at Shclbyvllle, Ky., anout nine years ago. He was a watchman for the L. & N. at that time. WOULD NOT NAME NEXT SENATOR, SAYS JAMES Washington, Dec. 21. benator elect Ollle M. James to-day gave out the following statement when nskod his views of a report from Cincinnati that Judge Alllo W. Young In an Interview In that city had said Mr. James, with the State patronage at his disposal, could name the next Senator from Ken tucky. "I do not claim tho right to name the next Senator from Kentucky. That is the high prerogative that belongs to the splendid Democracy of the State and It Is one that I could not usurp If I would and I would not' If I could. "The Democracy of that great State has honored me highly by electing me as Senator to serve them In one of the lawmaking branches of the republic, and not to dictate to them whom they should select as my colleague. "I have never believed that It was a part of my offlclal duty to undertake to create myself as a boss over those whose servant I am." SKULLS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED (10,000 YEARS AGO New York, Dec. 21. Prof. Hi ram Bingham, nrcheologlat at Yale, returned from Peru tq'-djjy. With him ho brought 100 human skulls, .10 human skeletons. IS bronze i tab lets nnd a thrilling account of his experiences. Tbo professpr spent almost six months excavating the prehistoric Inca city of Machu Picohu, and col lecting what remained of folks who who lived there some 60,000 years ago. He undertook to climb Mt. Po llol, but his 12 mules, deserted him at thf snow level 6,000 feet up and stampeded. A thousand feet higher his Indian guides lost heart and descended the mount as he slept. He had been without food for three days, and had made prepara tions to die when ho was discover ed by an Indian boy, who hastened back to the villago and brought succor. YALE LAW CHAIR WILL BE ACCEPTED BY TAFT Washington, Dec. 23. President Taft has made up his mind to ac cept the proffer of the Kent profes sorship of law at Yale, and probably will take up his duties at New Ha ven early In the spring. The President was said to have determined upon accepting the Yale professorship for several reasons. He will not be restricted merely to lecture to Yale students, but will bo permitted to lecture. If he desires, In other law schools or upon the platform or to engage In any other occupation which he sees fit. Tho analogy between the Yale professorship and G rover Cleve land's relation with Princeton ap pealed to Mr. Taft strongly, and when many of his close friends and advisers wrote to him approving his acceptance of the chair at Yale, he decided to take It. The President expects to spend several weeks after March 4 In Au gusta, Ga where he has passed two winter vacations. ROBBED MAN REGULARLY EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 23. When presented in Juvenile Court on n charge of stoallng whiskey from a car and selling It. William Kennedy nrd Irvine Flood, 13-year-old boys, corfossed that for weeks every Sat urday night they had been holding up Peter Zeigler, a laborer at the "Broad bridge, and robbing him of h!s week's pay, thus solving a mys tery, that has puzzled tho police. Tiiev wero sent to the School of Re form. Notice. A doctor Will bo wanted nt Nnl- charge of tho miners' practice. For further Information wrile J. H. Johns, Nelson, Ky. v GU4 -. For classy Jokprlntlng: The Herald GREAT WAVES PROSPETY Will Sweep Country Under Wilson's Rule, PREDICTS PRESIDENT TUFT South is Warmly Congrat ulated Upon Election Of Jersey Man. SORRY .JOBS CAN'T GO AROUND St. Augustine, Fla Dec. 20. President Taft, in a speech here to night, congratulated the South up on the election of a Democratic President, predicted nation-wide prosperity under the new Adminis tration and spoke of the way this nation takes the quadrennial ver dict of the people at the polls. The President spoke In the Ma sonic Temple and frequently was Interrupted by applause. He closed with a remark that swept the hall with laughter: "The only sorrow I have," he said, "is the thought that there will break in upon the people and some individuals the fact that there are not enouKh offices to go around. "Your Chairman, Senator Fletch er, has said something about the re lations of the North to the South, and has read from one of my ad dresses with reference to tho recent election," said the President. "I meant every word I said I am not taking back u word, only I want jou to understand that I was playing the part of a philosopher, and was attempting to find good out of something which might have been different. "I had occasion to say when I visited the South during a previous election Administration that I ven tured to think a great many of my audience would vote one way and pray another. "I do not think thnt was the case In th last campaign at least there was nothing to indicate it The morning after the election ev erything was settled, everybody acquiesced and there was not what in colloquial terms would be called a 'kick' anywhere. "I congratulate you. my friends, on the prospect that In this Admin istration to come the South and the North may be brought more closely together, and the South may, nat urally, have a wider influence be cause of the success of the Demo cratic party." TEACHING THE OLD MAN CORN-GROWING LESSON The Kentucky boys with their corn contests have certainly taught father i lesson. In Daviess county tlie land winning first prlzo talsed 12". bushels to the acre. In Hen derson county 113, and In M Cracken, while tho successful ou'h did not attain to the yield of these two boys, he made n very g'jod showing. The youngster wih tha best record yet, however, coiii from Owen county. George link er, ot that county, raised 162 'ittfih- I els to the acre and will probably not bo topped. Ono McCracken farmer told us last week, after ho had visited the local corn oxhibU that he had learned his lesson ad next year would apply It. Pndu cash Sun. DISTRICT MKKTING, A. S. OF E., IN OWENSBORO The Gieen River District Union A. S. cf E. w'll ho'd regular Quar terly Convention In tht court house In Owensboro Thursday, January 2. Meeting will be called together nt 10 o'clock a. m. and contlnuo till all business Is transacted that will claim attention nt this time. Some of the Important matters that will come bnfore this convention will be pooling pledjjes for 1913, acreage consideration and election -of officers. As thU wlff bo tho first meeting for the year. It will bo very Important to havo a full at tendance. Respectfully, S. B. ROBERTSON, District Secretary. For Sale. Farm,' All sizes, from 6 to 300 acres. We can please you If you want to buy" land. A. C. YEISER & CO.. adv. Hartford, Ky. h ' E-jd