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THE HARTFORD HERALD
STta Hartjord Herald
HeR MATTHEWS, FRANK L.FEUX.
ANK L. FEUX. Pafc.nd Prep'r.
Bntered at the Hertford post-office
M mall matter of the second claas.
It seem that the weather man,
as well a the political forecaster,
alto goes wrong sometimes.
We are now beginning to feel a
little safe. The matter has been
going on some time and we have
not been called to appear at the
Money Trust investigation.
tary of the Countr Executive Con
mlttee. The present committeemen
will call the precinct meeting
to order at 2 o'clock p. m. next Sat
urday. This is an Important mat
ter which should receive due atten
tion by Ohio countr Democrats.
A prominent worHngman of Ow
ensboro was found prostrate and
half frozen In a pond on the out
skirts of the city early Thursday
morning. -The upper portion of his
body was not Immersed and stand- j
Ine watch over bid was a stray
dog, that zealously guarded Its new-
NEW RECORD SET
FOR MOD RISE
In This and Other Sec
tions of Country.
WATERS COVERED EARTH
several of the barges being swept
down the river.
At Rochester this norclng, the-J
steamer Bowling Green was badly
damaged when it crashed into a
telephoae pole. Both smokestacks
were swet off.
The little town of Green River, in
Butler county, was washed away by
the raging water. Every building,
including the post-oEce, was swept
away. Captain Harvey Myers, of
the mail steamer Milfred, rescued
six women from the top of a bara.
They were near death from coldl
when the boat passed along. Hus
sive his life. He remembered noth-
ing of how he got into his serious
The miners or Ohio county ougm kfTl 0n a few drJnt8, rbltf bow.
to give much credit to the newspa- .ufllelent explanation.
Ir found master. He was finallr tVha Warm Navap Vnnum ....
i illicit nut' iictci nuvnu areas or nogs nave been drowned.
ir?iutru u) (.miens ju.t m lime 10 4
To Come Before much
pers in the matter of helping them
out about the car shortage. Every
znliier should take his county paper.
Increased production Is
shown in the Kentucky oil
- field. Also in natural gas.
Also in conversational gas.
Most of the liquor drank nowadajs
will take a man as close to the
gates of death as he can possibly
go without passing In.
cnr-sT is probably' reached
NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS
Under the rules adopted for the
government of the Democratic par
ty In Kentucky, next Saturday, Jan-
Candldates seem to be
shv about throwing their
the ring In this county. So far aT IS. Is the the date fixed for
haP b.n no formal an- te eiecuon 01 memDers 01 tne
by men of
A Boyle county (Ky.) Judge re
cently fined a woman $300 for
killing her husband. Wonder If
this amount was calculated to rep
resent the value of the man to the
human race or the height of the
It has been intimated
various candidates entering the
Senatorial raee in Kentucky will
have a "hair-pulling" time. But if
Gor. McCreary decides to get into
tbe ring, be iH escape anything
like this for obvious reasons.
Just why books and printed mat
ter -were omitted front the privi
leges of the parcels post, nobody
seems able to explain. Such articles
would cause less trouble in band
ling and would add prestige to the
service. Many people are wonder
ing why books were excluded from
a service whieh includes much per
ishable stuff, such as butter, eggs,
fruit and meats.
Mr. Frank Chance, former mana
ger of the Chicago National League
baseball team, has been signed to
manage the New Tork Club at a
salary and percentage of $120,000
lor three years, or an approximate
income of 40,000 per year. This
is said Jo 'be the largest amount
ever, paid a baseball player. Won
der, why a lot of us guys are fool
ing away our time in a dingy news
paper office instead of going out
and learning to play ball?
County Executive Committers. Pur
suant to this law, the Democrats of,'
Ohio county are requested to meet
at their several voting places &t 2
o'clock p. m., on said date and pro
ceed to elect a member from each
p-ecinct. It is the duty of tbe pres
ent precinct committeeman in each
of such precincts to call the mass
meeting to order and preside until
a chairman is selected.
It appearing that in the precincts
hereinafter tamed the committee
man In each is either away or the
office vacant, the following well
known Democrats are designated to
call said, mass meetings to order In
their respective voting precincts
and act as chairman of same until
a presiding officer is selected. They
are as follows.
West Hartford Judge J. S.
Glenn. (Fraternity Hall.)
East Fordsvllle J. D. Cooper.
Ceralvo D. R. Helsley.
The members of the County Com
mittee so selected are called to
meet at the court house in Hart
ford, on Monday, January 20, at 1
o'clock p. m., for the purpose of
organization by electing a chair
men and Secretary of the County
Executive Committee. Under the
party law the Chairman and Secre
tary may or may not be members
of the Committee. A full attend
ance is urged.
G. B. LIKENS,
Ch'ra'n. Ohio Co. Dem. Ex. Com.
HEBER MATTHEWS, Sec'y.
CONDITION OF STATE
There will be found several in
teresting and timely articles on
corn raising in this Issue of The
Herald. It is an important subject
and these articles constitute very
profitable reading for farmers.
Corn is a great Kentucky product
and as yet there has been no big
trust organized to control its sale.
A farmer with plentv of corn to
feed and to sell is In pretty good
shape. These articles. all treat on
how to grow more corn on the same
ground or acreage. They are well
The people of Ohio county are
just now In the position of tbe Ar
Icansaw Traveler philosopher. The
"weather Is so bad that we can't fix
the roads. Next summer we can
still use the Traveler's philosophy,
for, while the weather will be good,
the roads won't need fixing. By the
way, why shouldn't our Fiscal
Court make some provision for us
ing the King road drag? Muhlen
1erg county is furnishing these
road menders free to her farmers
who will use them. It has been
demonstrated that the King drag Is
a. line road device.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 11. The re
port of State Inspector Goodpaster
shows the condition of the State
Treasury at close of business De
cember 31, 1912: Sinking fund,
balance, $127,698.30; school fund,
balance, $421,384.92; general ex
penditure fund, balance, $241,296,
72; total balance In treasury, $790,
379.94. This Is the balance after over a
million dollars of Interest-bearing
warrants had been taken up In December.
PROVIDING THE FARMERS
WITH KING ROAD DRAG
"The ybale church-goers of Wells
liurg, AY. Va., have organized an as
sociation which will hold religious
services for men only. The reason
for this Is not that they have any
objections to ladles being present,
but because of the big hats the la
dles wear, which, thickly mixed In
the congregation, prevent many
persons from getting sight of the
preacher during his sermon. It Is
a little strange that preachers do
not enforce the rule which prevails
in the theaters of the country the
removal of feminine headgear be
fore the exercises begin.
We wish to again call the atten
tion of the Democrats of Ohio
county to the matter of selecting a
new chairman, secretary and com
mitteemen which will first como- up
at the different precincts of the
county next Saturday, January IS.
On that day the Democrats are to
meet In the .various precincts and
select their commltteenientym4. on
wltteemen will meet in
ad choose a chairman
The Central City Argus says:
The Muhlenberg Fiscal Court has
decided to meet the farmers of the
county half way by providing them
with King road drags. If the farm
ers will agree to use them without
expense to the county. This Is a
step forward In road work, as there
are scores of farmers who will not
begrudge their neighbprs the use
of a road improved by their efforts,
provided the neighbors are similar
ly liberal. And any road work done
at the present time will result In
some Improvement. The proposi
tion of the Fiscal Court affords an
excellent opportunity for neighbor
hood action. Judge Rice Is ready
to send a drag to any section where
the farmers will agree to use it on
n considerable section of the road.
Such use should be of both public
and private benefit,
m . m -
A Position k Certain.
When It is remembered that ev
ery person, old or young, male or
female, who has completed a com
bined course In the Howling Green
Business University In the Inst ten
j ears wis gone immediately to a
good position, no ambitious young
person should hesitate to go to
Bowling Green and complete the
same course, where as good Instruc
tion can bo had as In any other
Lsrhool in the Sft.i.
Bo sure sbo Is the rlgnt girl, then
lose your head.
For Sale -Town property, vacant
lots, cottages and two-story dwelling.
A. C. YEISER tc CO.,
adv. Hartford, Ky.
Hartford and Ohio 'county. Hire
other sections of the country, have
felt the full force and effect of the
present heavy flood. Not In the
memory of tne oldest inhabitant
(for thirty years at least) have tbe
flood waters mounted so high. A
new mark has been set for Rough
river at Hartford and along its
course. After continuous rains for
many hours, the water came up
steadily and it was at once seen
that something very unusual had
occurred, even in this section,
where floods are common at this
time of year.
At present the crest of the wave
seems to have been reached and at
some places the water is slowly re
ceding while at others it Is station
ary. On Sunday and Monday traf
fic between Hartford and Beaver
Dam w-as entirely abandoned.
Three bridges on the pike Were
either submerged or carried away
and the water mounted to the floor
of the covered bridge, carrying
away several planks of the floor
ing. Only two rural route mall
carriers left Hartford Monday and
they had' a hard time getting
through. We had no mall from the
I. C. railroad on Sunday, except a
little batch of Saturday's papers,
and on Monday tbe mail was
brought through from there In a
roundabout way in a surrey. On
Monday the local M., H. & E. train
from Madisonville came to Hartford
and stopped, there being washouts
on the road above. Since then a
section of the road was washed
away near Smallbous, debarring the
passage of trains for awhile.
The small section of pike road
leading out west of Hartford has
been cut through by the surging
waters, as also has been the levee
north of Hartford, Just across
Rough river bridge. The water
covered almost the entire Ohio
County Fair grounds, Just across
the river from Hartford, to the
depth of several feet. Farmers
have been compelled to drive their
stock to high ground, and there Is
much loss of hay and other farm
products. The railroad draw
bridge at Rockport. this county, has
been menaced and only passenger
trains were allowed to pass over it.
It will take weeks to restore
things to their normal condition,
as the flood has reached sections
where It was never known to go be
fore. On the I. C. railroad between
Horse Branch and Caneyvllle, water
covered the track to a depth of
nearly a foot and trains made slow
progress over some sections, being
compelled to station men on the
cowcatcher of the engine with poles
to shove the driftwood from over
the track. In other sections of tho
country the flood has been equally
as great, and there was great de
struction of property and delay In
business. The sweep of the waters4
has been general and the whole
forms a history of flood conditions
seldom If ever equaled.
Desperate Battle' Against Water.
Rockport, Ky., Jan. 13. Bat
tling desperately against the raging
waters of Green river, the crew of
the steamer Charles Turner fought
for hours early this morning to
save the vessel from destruction,
when the pilot lost control while In
midstream at the Illinois Central
Railroad bridge. f
The boat was endeavoring to pass
through the draw, when the pilot
lost control, leaving the craft to the
mercy of the flood. The shouts of
the men Intermingled with the cries
of the women on board added to
the panic and confusion. At this
critical period one of the crew, clad
In his night clothing, seized an ax
and cut the ropes holding the
barges together. This separated
tho fleet and allowed the steamer to
pass through. ' '"
The boat crashed Into the mid
dle pier, tearing a great hole In the
solid wall of stone. A number of
men wero on the bridge at the Hindi
end they came near being swept
Into the stream.
The heroic fight against the rag-
I and the loss to Green river farm-
era, lumbermen and river men will
reach the hundreds of thousands of
The railroad track from Echols
to Rockport is under water. The
track In Greea river flats, beyond
Rockport Is under water for two
or three miles. All of the band
mills at Rockport are under water.
Part of the Cooperage plant at
Rockport was carried away by wa
ter Monday. The coal mines at
this point had to suspend opera
tions. The river Is rising rapidly and
the crest of the flood will not be
reached before Wednesday.
RUe of River at Owensboro.
Owensboro, Ky., Jan. 12. A
drop In the temperature of 40 de
grees in the last 12 hours has add
ed to the hardships of hundreds of
families marooned In the lowlands
of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
The mercury continues to fall, while
at the same time the waters of the
Ohio and Green rivers are climbing
the banks at an alarming rate.
Indications are that the temper
ature will be 10 degrees below
freezing by midnight. In this event
f ririHCfinrta nt OS ma rt 4rrAA I..,!.. '
w uuuuuu jl ,t ta a, UUUUCU lauus
will be frozen over. Green river Is
a raging torrent. Practically all of
the rural route carriers will be un
able to get but a few miles from
Owensboro in the morning.
The Ohio river at this point has
been rising at the rate of two inches
an hour all day. It Is estimated
that six more feet of water will put
the river on a stage with the rec
ord rise of 1SS4. The lowlands op
posite Owensboro extend back ten
miles to the Indiana hills. If the
families marooned in that section
are not rescued before Ice forms, It
is feared that there will be a blc
loss of life.
Hundreds of persons crowded the
river bank all day watching the mo
tor boats with barges, returning
from the island and lowlands with
refugees, live stock and corn.
The landslide on the Louisville,
Henderson and St. Louis road at
Rock Haven has been cleared and
the regular schedule has been resumed.
The Illinois Central trains In Ow
ensboro are yet unable to ge out on
account of the water being over the
tracks about ten miles from Ow
ensboro. Thousand Families Driven From
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 12. Be
tween 700 and 1,000 families have
been driven from their homes along
the water front here during the
last 24 hours by the raising waters
of the Ohio.
The stage at this point at 10
o'clock to-night according to the
local weather bureau was 36.8 with
a rate of rise of 0.2 foot an hour.
A stage of 38 feet Is predicted by
to-morrow morning and of 40 feet
by Tuesday evening.
This would put the water over
the cut-off embankment east of this
city by Monday noon, flood an area
of several square miles and render
approximately 400 families home
less. Railroad service throughout the
State is Impeded though not entire
Estimated Stages of the Ohio.
The estimated stages for yester
day from Maysvllle to Cairo are as
Maysvllle, between flfty-nlue and
Catlettsburg, fifty-eight feet.
Cincinnati, between sixty-two and
sixty-three feet. .
Louisville, between forty and forty-one
Paducah, between forty-three and
By this morning the chief fore-
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those that are besieged by tb flood.
About 50 families have already
moved out and it is, believed by to
night that a hundred families wiil
be homeless until tbe flood sub
sides. .Highest Since 1831.
Morgantown, Ky., Jan. 13.
preen river is now at the highest
point reached since 1831. The wa
ter and electric light plants are out
Train Service Suspended.
Train service has been suspended
over the M.. H. & E. R. R. on ac
count of a washout near Smallbous.
It is not thought it can" be resumed
before the first of next week. We
are Informed that a work train will
go to Central City over the L. fc N.
tracks and from there to Fordsvllle
over the I. C. tracks and come down
to the places where the track u
under water at points between
Hartford and Fordsvllle.
Mr. H. P. Taylor lost sixteen
hogs and $400 or $500 worth of
corn and hay on his farm, on Rough
river below Centertown.
F. L. Felix lost J 100 to $ 125
worth of baled hay on his farm
two miles below town.
Carson Bros, lost about $75
worth of corn and )iay on their farm
two miles and a half below Hart
ford. M. F. TIchenor, James Bennett.
A. A. Sherfleld, John Hamlett and
many others In the bottoms below
Hartford had to vacate their resi
dences the first of the week.
The water was four Inches over
the window sills In Z. Wavnn Ft.
lis residence In the bottoms two
and one-half miles below Hartford
Mr. Virgil Elgin, living Just above
Anderson, Dean of the College of
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
ing, at State University, on th
alght of October 30, and that he
was an accessory to the crime.
Butler further stated that Webb
had forged the name of Athletic Di
rector E. R. Sweetland to a check
for $265, drawn on the Bank of
Commerce, and made payable to a
fictlcous name Thomas Spencei"
on November 14 or thereabouts, and
that he (Butler), had established an
account in the bank in the name of
Spencer by previously deoosltine
Wanted to know the whereabouts
of one Sarah L. Flnley, who was
(Sarah L. Phelps before her ma-
rlage about 25 years ago. Any In
formation as to her or her heirs
would bo thankfully received and
might be of benefit to her or her
heirs. For further particufars, ad
dress' F. L. FELIX.
312 Hartford, Ky.
Suhsciilie (or The Herald. SI
ing water was witnessed by several
hun'drrd people lined up along the
town, was compelled to move his
caster estimates the Cairo stage at fam,,' out ot nls residence, but his
forty-five feet. 'loss will be small
Situation itt Cincinnati
was bagly damaged; :Jce y eater day
Cincinnati, Jan. 13. A maxi
mum stage of C3 feet Is expected
here to-morrow. Three thousand
.people are homeless here and in op
posite Kentucky towns. Factories
are flooded and hundreds are with- i
out work. Soup kitchens have been
Hawesvllle, Ky., Jan. 13.- The
situation here this morning Is dis
tressing as the cold weather, whjcb
is the only thing that can check,
the rising waters, only adds to, tho
suffering of (hose families tlwtf' are
novlng out of the flooded district.
Every available team has been busy
Hartford Local A. S. of E. No.
604, will meet Saturday night, Jon.
18? 1912, Instead of afternoon. All
members requested to be present
at this meeting.
T. H. BALMAIN, Pres.
B. F. BEAN. Sec'y,
STUDENT CONFESSES "
HE SET FIRE TO OFFICE
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 12.- Thorn
as F; Butler, 23 years fid. of Hln
ton, Ky,, a former student at Ken
tucky State University, told State
Fire Marshal Clifford C. Bos worth
to-night that Richard 8. Webb. Jr..
awvlaK.aat are to the oceof Prsf. F.'Pawl
Susceptibility to colds, sore
throats, tqnsilitis and such, indi
cate impoverished vitality lack,
of reserve strength to weather
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more: it mA rich, kdtky,
acfiw blood-fortifi; th tit
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