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fJ39th YEAB.
NO. 5
kYet In Fearfully Flooded
ScerleS' Present Wide Expanse
Of Water JVith Only
Hills Appearing.
.Frankfort, Ky., Jan
26. Col. J.
Ellis, acting Adjutant Gen-
4R, and Lieut. Col. Carl Norman
returned' to-night from Calhoun,
McLean county, where they inves
tigated the flood situation. They
lound between 200 and 300 refu
gees quartered In the town, but de
cided that no tents are needed.
r There are more than a hundred
blankets belonging to the Calhoun
militia company, which Col. Ellis
put at the disposal of the refugees,
and 250 more will be shipped from
-ihe-StatBar.se.nal. Monday.
"The condition, except as-'to the
extent of the flooded territory. Is as
bad as that at Hickman," said Col.
Ellis, who went through the Mis
sissippi Hood work last year.
"If it turns cold tho pcoplo will
puffer tearfully. As the town and
county are feeding the refugees
from tho country at .Calhoun, and
they are housed, no Federal aid has
been given them yet, but they may
need it.
"Across the river -from Calhoun
-ihe."vnttle to-wnapfJlumsexKUX-a.
Bopulatlwofrabout'200, Is all" un
kr'wafe'rfanjf'veral people are
Hying in tne secona-sturjr ui
achoolhouse. ?he river is abdu't
live miles wide through that sec
tion, with Islands, dotting It, -where
the hills appear; The people, tha
lowlands with 'their1 stock aire, col
lected on , these hiU. In 'all. I
should Judge 2,000 op 3(000' people,
have been driven from t their, homes.
Uearly all tbetowns around have
some refiiKei.w w,f &,..,
"The flooded tgrrltorj; lies , i most
ly to the west o Green river.
"The situation ,ls particularly
acute around the 'confluence of the
Pond and Green, t One sblld sheet
of water, dotted with hill, tops, ex
tends from Ashbysburg" on the Hop-Jclns-McLean
line to Calhoun, and
from there to, thd mouth of
Green river the flood continues, all
the lowlands being covered, and
bayous reach far back from the
''The water la to the second story
of'many country, homes. The busi
ness section of Calhoun is out qf the
water, but the lower "districts 'of
the town are submerged and the
sawmills under water.
"At Ashbysburg the refugees In
itents seem to be doing as well as
could be expected. The .one case of
smallpox discovered and isolated
seemA not to ;havef Infected any 'of
the others. , 4
"All the tributaries of the Green
river a.re syoll?n and the big tide
la 'the 'Ohio prevents the flood, from
running out Consequently, .the
back water is' standing throughout
the valley. '
"We left fhe trajn at Llverinore,
ten mtles fromr Calhoun, and went
down in a boat" We .first begah to
seef back water between-Central
City and Llvermore, and at the lat
ter place the rlver front houses are
under water. There "are some ref
ugees in the town. There are no
reportB of drowning or loss of stock
but much of the farmers' corn is
ruined." 4 ,
Co. Ellis and Lieut. Norman did
not go to Henderson', as they' were
Informed no help was needed there.
They topped, at West Point, but
found, nothing the, State could do
" Col. Ellis reported J Gov. Mc
creary Immediately 'upon his ar
rival to-night.""
Col. Ellis said this is the 8rst
iflao'd'of thtaextent" Jn 'thirty years
and' tel aaaple wwe not prepared,
but'WeVpTwai.'pdued by cr
rentlees Wok watar.bat gave them
time for flait, with irtr aisak, Al
though be taw furniture, aayataek
and corn cribs afloat, ho observed
only one or two houses or barns
that had been moved by tho wator.
Logansport, Ind., Jan. 25. Geo.
Dlrton, a wealthy farmer, alleged to
have purchased 13-year-old Lena
Hatfield from hor stepmother,
pleaded guilty to tho chawo here
to-day. A few minutes laterrne wos
en route to tho State prison, sen
tenced by. Judge John Lairy to servo
from 2 to 21 years In State's prls
on. '
The little girl, who has been In
St. Joseph's hospital here, was not
brought to court. Mrs. Rose 'Hat
field, the stopmother, charged with
having sold her 'daughter, is in Jail
and was 'to have been tried hero
H'er attorney filed a motion for a
change of venue to Miami county,
alleging that prejudice against tho
accused in this county is so strong
that an impartial trial would be
The motion for a change of ven
ue was granted and the case will
go toPeru, Ind.
Madlsonvllle, Ky., Jan. 25. At a
meeting of farmers of Hopkins
county, known as tho "non-poolers"
or I "dumpers," resolutions were
passed to hold tho 1012 crop for 8
cents, the same that Titemmfhg-" ao"-'
sociations aro asking. Tho meeting
as at the court house and more
than 300 farmers attended and
nuch Interest was taken. Another
resolution was passed that when
tho stemming assoclttlons aiyfl
farmers union entered a contract
to sell the crop, he non-poolers
will become a part of 'them and will
dispose o(.heir tobacco. The farm
ers passed a resolution to the ef
fect that the 1912 crop must be
sold In the. next few days or the
1913 tobacco crop would be aban
doned and not 'a leaf would be Yais
3d this year. It has been reported
that buyers" were purchasing' tobac-
uotiii, mo county uui,ini8 is uenieu
and not a pound has been brought
to- this city.
Batavla, O., Jan. 25.-rVernon O.
Lytle, 'mall oarrler on rural route
No. 5, out of this place, Is' the first
man to accept and deliver under
rrcel post conditions, a baby.
The baby, u "boy, weighing 10
pounds-y-Just within the Impound
weight limit is the child of Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Bpngle, of bear Glen
Este. The ''package" was, well
wrappedv and ready for "mailing"
when the carrier, got In to-day.
Its) m'easurementB reached 71
Inches-r-rAlso Just within" tho law,
which .makes 72 inches- the limit.
Mr. Lytle .delivered the "parcel"
safely to the address on the caTti
attached, that of its grandmother,
-Mrs. Louis Beagle, who lives about
a. mile from its home.
The postage was fifteen cents,
and the "parcel" was insured for
Important to Phonograph Owners,
As Mr. Edison has permitted all
dealers to make a reduction on ,8
and 4 minute records for an indef
inite period, I will reduce the 2's
to 21c and the 4's to 31c. You had
better hurry and lay In a supply, as
you may never have this chance
ajjajn. The old price' was 35c for
2's and 50c for 4's. I have a big
stock to pick from.
3t4 - - J. B. TAPPAN, '
The Reliable Jeweler.
San Bernardino, Cal Jan. 25.
Stewart Wall, who fought a battlo
almost single-handed against A pa-1
che Indians In 18C4 and killed thir
ty braves before ho fell with four
teep"bullets in his own body, died
here to-day. Wall, who was 81
years bid, came to California In
1851, and was the first Town Mar
shal of San Bernardino.
For Rent.
The Z. Wayne Ellis farm, con
taining sixty-five acres of fine bot
tom land, two miles west of Hart-
ford. Forty-five acres clearad.
Good dwelling, outbuildings, twoa-.
ty acres In meadow and fine water.
For terras apply to
W. E. ELLI8,
The Produee Man,
5t4 Hartford, 'Ky.
And Sentenced To Life
a'modern eiioF Indiana
Convicted of Poisoning: One
White Slave and Strang
ling Another.
(The first account of this horror
is found on third page of Tho Her
ald to-day.;
Evansvlllc, Ind., Jan. 24. Nellie
Mills, Evansville's modern "Bor
gia," charged with strangling Jes
sie McCune, to-night was found
guilty of murder In the first de
gree, and given a lite term In the
penitentiary. The Jury was out an
hour and took but two ballots.
The resort keeper, who the evi
dence showed killed two 10-year-old
girls within the space of a week to
cover up white- slave operations,
heard the verdict read without a
sign of emotion. As the Jury tiled
i,-f aclng. hex, jif8 JQlclackbutjvlth
their eyes averted, tho woman read
her doom In their faces. She stiff
ened a trlflle in her chair, but made
no outcry nor moved a muscle when
foreman Gerard read tho verdict.
Ten minutes later, after sho had
been locked up In her cell again,
the woman broke down and began
to weep and cry out hysterically.
The convicted woman, according to
th'e story sne told when put on the
witness stand in her own defense-p
to-day, is 23 years old. She main
tained that she is Innocent.
She was born In Madlsonvllle,
-Ky., and lived for a tlmo In Hender
In her examination In chief to
day the Mills woman denied all.
complicity In the murder of either
Eunle Gray or- Jessie -McCune. and
beamed to taake 'a fair 'witness 'for
herselL. But when tfi''P4,8ecy ting
Attorney began his'crossaxainina
Hon the' tiger1 in 'her cane to the
surface., Her' fade set hard -and fast
as she shot ..back angry replies to
him. She displayed such. a fierce
ness-of temper that even her law
yer was amazed' at her conduct.
The Prosecutor secured from
the Mills girl the direct statement
that she had seen Eunle Gray drink
poison, and had made no effortt(tg.
prevent it, but the defendant would
not acknowledge fixing the poison
ed glass, as Ejsle Ligou had testi
fied. She. -vvns led to tell of the details
of her visit to the sldo of Eunfn
Gray as the latter lay dying. The
defendant denied that she had told
ElBle LIgon after leaving Eunle
Gray'B bedside that sho Just killed
Jessie McCune -because Jessie knew
Qf the poisoned drink.
r The events of the next few hours,
involving the evening in the reeort,
were recounted by the witness. She
admitted that she was i with William,
Fullerton, of Pembroke, Ky., and
said that she left him to go Into
Jessie McCune'a room to sleep, as
Fullerton was abusive.
tHere the State's Attorney trip
ped her. In her direct testimony j.
the witness had Bald that sho did
not leave her room and gb into that
of the murdered girl until William
Fullerton was preaaflrl: to leajo
the -house. 'The vwiaeta blared up
with fury at this trap' and her re
ply to his question "why did you
leave your room and go to Jessie's Bagement on the morning of Jan
room to sleep when Fullerton was uary '33 at Tagllstl between Moros
vacating your room," brought forth nnd detachments of Philippine
the -angry reply, "How should I BC0UtB ad tho constabulary.
know?" 1
A second tlmo the witness was
mixed up when her own testimony
before the grand Jury, about tho
scratches on her hands, was quoted
to disprove her statement to the,
trial Jury. I
The Prosecutor proved by the
grand Jury minutes, that both her
hands were scratched, presumably
in the strugBlp when she stannglod
Jessie McCune. 'The
wltheH con-
tended sho had, bur one'1 slight
scratch made by a pin la her drees.
The trial to-day was attended by all
who could find seats., several bring
, lag their lunches and staying In thu"
court room during the aeea recess
I la order ts tota-rtbeirwMta. Aa on
yesterday, hundreds woro unable
to Rein admission to tho hearing.
The convicted woman to-night re
fused to talk and begged tho Jailer
to let no, ono see- her. She has no
living1 relatlvcsTsho said.
EyansvIIIe, Ind., Jan. 27. "I am
Innocent and I hope I will ltvo long
enough to find out the truth and
come day know who did kill Jessie
Mcune," was the slnglo sentence
which has passed the lips of Nellie
Mills sincp her conviction Friday
for murder. This was her state
ment made Saturday to Judge D. C.
GtYCtis In. Circuit Court when he
ordered her brought before him for
'''Unknown persons sent delicacies
to the woman at tho Jail. She was
taken to prison to-day.
TolmcA) Snlc Ratified.
L!rhe,ro was a large crowd of farm
ers and tobacco growers in Hart
ford Monday to attend a meeting
to consider the tobacco situation.
Tne court house was crowded to its
full capacity with Interested grow
ers. The sale or the A. S. of E.
tobacco pool at the same price ob
tained for tho Green Itlver Associa
tion pool (which was $9. $." and
$3) was ratitled, provided the
other counties besides Ohio do
the same thing. Much talk was
Indulged in and it was a very inter
esting meeting.
Ten federal prisoners were re
leased from the Daviess county Jail
Thurtday morning by Deputy "lilt
ed States Marshal Nichols, w. lug
had lines and sentence Imposed on
them at the .Novembor term of
court by Judge Evans for "bootleg
ging." All the defendants were lin
ed $100 and costs and sentenced to
30 days in Jail, but under the law
thej't are allowed their freedom af
ter taking the insolvent debtor'
oath . that they have no property
subject to execution.
The following are the persons re
leased: vJoe, Jamison, Jeannette
Talbott, John Moss, George Smith,
Clarence Nash, Dodla Harris, Ed
Armstrong, Ed Smith, William
Jackson and hfary Belle Wilklns.
Jeannette ' Ta'lhott, Wm, Jackson
and Mary Belle- Wilklns; ' all color
ed, reside In Owensboro, Clarence
Nash at Madlsonvllle, Jamison at
Earllngton, Geo. and. Ed Smith at
Central City, Mobs at Henderson,
Harris at Providencei and Arm
strong at Moi ton's Gap.
Mil m
Washington, Jan. 25. Enormous
frauds against the Government
through the Illegal trafficking in
stolen postage stamps" tiave been
unearthed by post-offlco inspectors. Poseiy wmioui sympioins, ex
Reports received to-day by Post-!ceI)t- occasionally, indigestion, are
mnstnr f!minrnl Hltr.hflnclr nlinu-.
that tho frauds have been conduct
ed on.' so tremendous a scale that
they Involve at least $2,000,000 an
nually. Indictments already have been
returned against scamp brokers in
New York, Chicago and other large
cities. Confessions received by the
inspectors from some of the men
they have investigated are said to
Indicate that the ramifications of
the frauds extend- throughout the
Manila, Jan, 27. A wireless
patch from Brig. Gen. John J. Per-1
8hlng, Commanding tho Department
of Mindanao, elves details of an en-
r.iW Pntrlck Mptfnllv Anil hIx
eni8ted men of the scouts were
killed. Lieut. William Townsend
0f tbo scouts, and Lieut. Cochran, I
Lieut. Whitney, of the constabula-'
PV i inonn millBrnd men wero '
- - -.... .--.,. ..rf .. w.
ymutidod. Tho wounds of both
Townsend and Cochran are serious.
Heady To Grind Corn.
I have Just received a new corn
mill and am now prepared to do
your grinding on Wednesday and
Saturday, of each weok. Meal for
sale at all tmes. Your patronage
Is solicited!
The Blacksmith,
i, 1 liartrera, Ky.
From the State Is Very
Important Matter.
Symptoms Are Sometimes So
Slight They Are Hard
ly Discernible.
In a recent Issue of the Winches
ter Democrat, Dr. I. A. Shirley, of
the State Board of llealth, who at
tended the Conference of Sanitary
Workers In the Southern States ai
Little Rock, Arkansas, recently,
gives the following facts which are
of Interest to the people all over
1st. It Is the firm belief of ev
ery one engaged In tho work of Im
proving sanitary conditions in the
South so as to make it possible to
prevent disease and make life long
er and healthier, from tho Adminis
trative Sanitary Secretary in Wash
ington to the Held men on the firing
line, that no greater work has ever
hecrr tmh:rfriritejt-e4ftee--tHat of Ums
meek and lowly Galilean.
2d. The eradication of the hook
worm disease and not amelioration
is not onl possible but that noth
ing short of this will suffice the
eftorts of the workers.
3d. Tlie samo story came from
all parts of the Southland of well
nigh miraculous cures.
4th. The belief, born of expe
rience, that no other disease holds
its unfortunate icttm so long ae
hook-worm disease; that no other
disease makes the one afflicted with
it for such a length of time n men
ace to those around him; that no
other disease of equal magnitude is
so surely and speedily curable.
5th. That no other disease
shqws such a variety of symptoms
and sometimes no symptoms-at all,
as hook-worm disease.
6th. That while as a rule It is
to be found where the sanitary con
ditions are the worst, that js, where
the privies are not water-tight and
fly-proof, yet it ist'-foUnd under bet
ter surroundlngs'r8ufnciently often
to make it tho imperative (duty of
every one, who leaves Ideal' enIronj
ments for even 'a short time to seek
examination lest the monster dis
ease, like a thief In the night, steals
a march upon him, to be diagnosed
before It may be eerlastingly too
7th. Hookworm carries, per
sons harboring ery few worms and
among the
most dancerous mem
bers or the community as propaga
tors; hence the duty that eeribody
owes to themselves and the com
munity to be absolutely certain
'that they are free from thesi
8th. That from the examination
of more than 30,000 people from
118 counties, our own beloved State
Is found to be One of the most heav
ily infetted, and we earnestly hope
for such a co-operation of our fight
ing facilities, doUnty, municipal and
Individual, that ere long it can be
truthfully said that Kentucky, the
flower'" of the constellation of
Southern States, Is for one, at least,
dls-,free from this blighting curse,
9th. That every citizen who has
not already done so, should 8"cure
a copy of the Bulletin of the State
Board of Health from its office !'
Bowling Green, telling nbouT this
disease and should submit the nec
essary specimen so they can know
whether they have It or not.
Henderson, Ky Jan. 25. In his
welcome address here to delegates
to a meeting of tho Kentucky Horti
cultural Society, State Sen. Starling
Society, State Senator Starling L.
L. Marshall declared that Kentucky,
and especially Underson county,
was cursed with too much tobacco
growing. He said that tho salva
tion of tho farmer was tho growing
of fruit and the discontinuance of
the, raising of tobacco,
Preside R. M. Cunningham, oft
Louisville, In his response agreed I
with Senator Marshall, and urged
that ti c fruit growers get busy and
3f ai t n propaganda. Ho went over
the plot work in brief review and
said that there was no danger of ov
erproduction of tho rult crop.
Lake Proidence, La., Jan. 25.
Dr. Janus Fleet Booth, a physi
cian, waa shot and killed by Mrs.
Booth to-day In a sanitarium own
ed by Booth shortly after they had
breakfasted together. The killing is
said to have resulted from a quar
rel. Mrs. Booth Immediately sur
rendered to tho authorities.
The cause of tho quarrel Is not
known, as Mrs. Booth has so far
made no statement.
Mrs. Booth wns Miss Clarice Nel
son, of Jacksnu, Miss., where sho
met and married the doctor about
ono year ago. Dr. Booth Is survived
by two children by his first wife nnd
a brother, Dr. George Booth, of
Lake Village, Ark.
Jan. 27. The reduction sale at
the general store or E. P. Barnes &
Bro., together with the continued
wet weather caused our streets to
be crowded the past week and trade
in all lines was good. One of tho
salesmen of that firm, Mr. W. R.
Cook, has a political bee in his bon
net and jou will hear from him
Wo noticed In The Herald last
urose, winch occurred In Owens
boro. Mr. Ambrose was a native of
Ohio county and entered the Con
federate army early In 'CI with Dr.
J. U. Pendleton's company. Ho
served throughout the war and was
one of tho Kentucky boys of that
company who surrendered after
participating in the last battle
fought east of tho Mississippi river.
Mr. Tim Taylor, of Stanford, 111.,
and Mr. Morton Williams and wife,
of Daniel Boone, Ky., were visitors
in the home of Mr. J. D. Williams
last week.
Messrs. H. D. and Fred Taylor,
of Princeton, Ky., were In town a
day last week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Short and lit
tle son, of NortlL Cumberland, W.
Va., were visiting Mrs. Short's fath
er, Mr. John Waddle, last week.
Miss Myrl Miller, city, and Miss.
Elfle Taylor, of Union neighbor
hood, visited friends in Central
City last week.
John F. Coffinnii Dead.
Mr. John F. Coffman, who lived
near Point Pleasant, this county,
was found dead in the public road
near his home late Tuesday even
ing of last week. He and his cous
in, John M. Coffman, were return
ing homo from Island, McLean
county. The deceased complained
to his cousin of feeling ill, 0 much
bo that he volunteered to accom
pany him home but John said It
was only a short distance and he
could go alone. He had gone
but a short distance, however un
til he fell and was found lying with
his face in a small pool of water on
the side of the road dead.
He was found by Messis, W. F.
Coffman, Emlo Boll, J. P. Tlchenor
and V. C. Jones, who wero return
ing homo from Llvermore. The'
body was picked up and taken to a
neighbor's house nnd n physician
called but life was extinct before
tho physician arrived.
Mr. Coffman, who was 23 years
old, was the son of Mr. nnd Mrs. F.
O. Coffman, Mntanzas. and was
married to Miss Myrtle Southard,
and to this union was born a little
Funeral services and Interment
took place at Point Pleasant Wed
nesday afternoon. Tho parents
and companion have the slncerest
sympathy of every ono In their sad
Tribute to Wuiden Mudri.
Warden Ed Mudd. of the Frnnk
fort penitentiary, died Wednesday
after n long Illness. To Warden
Mudd more than to any ono man
belongs tho credit for Instituting
the practical reforms for handling
convicts within the past few years.
He abolished stripe uniform, and
lockstep and established a morale
in tha institution which had never
before been equaled. His doith is
a sovere loss to Kentucky, and his
place will be hard to fill. Interior
Our First Clearance begins next
Saturday, February 1st. Watch for
Big White Bills.
Hartford, KjrP
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