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THE HARTFOkD HERALD.
Subscription $1 Per Year, in Advance. "' Coma, tit EtralJ of a U fforU, tin jiwi of um Lariiriag ti Mr Bad." All Kinds Job Printing Neatly Executed. 39th YEAR. HARTFOKD, KY., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1918. ' NO. 26 PRIMARY D PENSION LAWS Are Upheld By Kentucky Court Of Appeals. DECISIONS ON BIB QUESTIONS Rendered On the Final Day of Spring ,Term Matter Plainly Stated. WOMEN VOTING IS UNDECIDED Frankfort, Ky., June 20. The Appellate Court this morning up held the Eaton-Thompson State Pri mary law and the Confederate Pen sion law. In upholding the primary law the cburt, In an opinion by Judge Set tle, dismissed the appeals of Charles I, Gardner, and George Ewald against County Clerk Ray, of Jeffer son county, and affirmed the decis ion of the lower court In the case 6f W. S. Tyler and Carl J. Johnson against Ray. The Court bases Its action In dis missing the Gardner and Ewald ap peal on the action in tho Robinson Circuit Court, In which the lower court sustains the clerk In his re fusal to place the names of the can didates on the ballot, because their petitions omitted to state, that they "affiliated w'lth the Republican par ty and supported Its nominees at Y.he last regular election." . Gardner and Ewald both regis tered as Democrats, claiming they had supported the Progressive tick et, and sought to have their names placed on the ballots. The Conclusion. The opinion in conclusion says: "It Is to be remarked that the objedtrof the" pfeseht!")riniaryvelec tlon law Is to purify the politics of the State by preventing frauds and wrongdoing In making nominations, and It will be to the Interest of po litical parties and the welfare of the citizens of the State to effectu ate the salutary purposes designed jfyy its enactment. . "Tlie Integrity of all party nom inations should be so, manifest as to put them above being called Into question. "That the act Is In some respects In need of amendment a cursory rfihdlne of It will demonstrate, but It cannot fairly be said of any of Its provisions with respect to the qualifications it requires of those who would participate In or be nominated at tho elections held thereunder, that they are unreason aule or obnoxious to the provisions of the State's Constitution. "The Court holds that the clerk properly rejected tho petition be cause of Its Insufllclcncy In that the applicant failed to state that he aad affiliated w'th the party from which he sought nomination at the last regular election." Johnson and Tyler, with Charles 1l. Groves, Theodore H. Dlehl, V. I. Baylor, A. R. Ulerbaum and Jacob Emnietsberger. Jr.. who signed the r,fltlnn nt F.wnl.l nnrt flnrrlnor. fll. ed suit against Clerk Ray to com- mi him to nlaco tho names of 1IVVIVU w .. ....-...-, - Ewald and Gardner, on the hallow tlon to the fact that all members of This is the first time the Depirt- and In each case the defendant ?o-,Co,,nt' Executive Boards, together ment ot Justice has construed the murred. w," ;,,e men'bef ot the District , Webb law. which was declared un-' Tho Court holds that the latter' 1,oar'1' nro members ot this .Con-J constitutional by former President I suits Involve the same question as ventlon nnd should be present. Let Taft and former Attorney-General those of Ewald and Gardner and a11 representatives come prepared ( Wlckerslmm. President Taft veto- sustains the clerk in his refusal to t0 B,v reports as to amount of to-jed the bill on the ground that it accept the petitious. - , bncco set out In your respective ( violated tho Interstate commerce The decision sustaining the Con- counties. Also we request that each, clause ot the Constitution by dele-, fWewite pension act wab handed county report progress that Is being gating the regulation of Intors'ate dovht by Chief Justice Hobson, who n,a,,e ' Pooling tobacco. This will commerce to the States. The bill affirmed the decision of the Frank- lln Circuit Court In tho case of Hen ry M. Bosworth, Auditor, against James M. Hnrp. Judge Lasslng dis sented. Harp, undor tho provision of tho statute, presented his vouchor, properly executed, but the Auditor refused to Issue a wurrant for It, and ,sult for n mandamus was filed. The Court holds that Confederate soldier? rendered a public service toTAbe State of Kentucky and that tho sole contention In this case Is wneiuer mey un ronuer ruv.i puu- lie service, me conienwun ui io Auditor was that It was unconstitu tional In fut the net "grants to In digent Confederate soldiers exclu sive separate privileges' not granted to other indigent persons The Court holds that "when the persons shall, by heroic deeds, in- veijtlve genius, or- great mental en- dowments and a 'life of public vir tue become, In the judgment of the Legislature,.! public benefuctof.eep nrate emoluments may be allowed." That the Legislature has the power In a proper-case to grant pensions for public service, tho opinion says, must now be admitted. The opin ion states that the doctrine of State's rights was at Issue lnv the Civil war, and that those who main tained the right of State sovereign ty went to the Confederate army, and In that they rendered public service to their State. U says: "The Kentucky soldiers In the Confederate army served faithfully their State, the sovereign to whom they deemed they owed first alle giance, and that sovereign may, with equal propriety, honor their aelf-pacrlflco, gallantry and patriot Ism by protecting thorn In their old age from want." The question whether women may vote for county school super intendent In the August primary and general election Is up to pre cinct election officers to decide. The Court of Appeals decided that the Fayette Circuit Court, un der the primary act, had final Jur isdiction when It granted a writ of mandamus to Mrs. Bullock to com pel County Cleric Theo. Lewis to place her name on the ballot for a candidate for the nomination for county superintendent Most of the signers of her peti tion were women and the Circuit Court held that they have a right to vote for County Superintendent In the primary. The appeal of the County Clerk was dismissed, the court "regret ting that the question cannot be definitely settled in this case." SHE FELL DEAD AFTER DANCING FOUR HOURS New York, June- 22 Mrs. Edna Wagner, 21 years old, of Brooklyn, died early to-day of an acute attack of heart disease brought on by dancing the Tango, Turkey Trot jnd One-Step for four consecutive 'hours at the marathon dance given by the Rldgewood Block Party As sociation to-night. More than 1.000 couples started In the annual "block party" dance, which is held on the asphalt pave ment, and only five couples, Includ ing Richard Wagner and his wife, were left at the end of more than four hours consecutive dancing. The husband was showing signs of fatigue, but Mrs. Wagner was anx ious to win the silver trophy offer ed for the winning couple, as well .as to outdance friends. .several of- her Just as Wagner was. about to drop out the band struck a lively "lag," and up and down the block the Wagners "trotted" with in creased enthusiasm until suddenly Mis. Wngner. fell from her hus band's arms to the sidewalk. She was rushed to her home and a physician summoned, but she died a short time later. MEETING' OV THE' GREEN-" RIVER DISTRICT UNION Calhoun. Ky., June 13, 1013. The Green River District Union A. S. of fc. will meet In resular, quarterly convention In Hartford. "-.' "' voumy. 0.1 t.iur.Miay, uuiy ju. a' tell o'clock. All local Unions In ,1,e "'strict aro to be represented '" tn,s meeting nnd we call atten- "e " important meeting and Ohio county Is making preparation to see you there, so again we Insist on your, presence. Respectfully, T. H. BALMAIN, Dist. Pres. S. B. ROBERTSON, Sec'y. Mrs. Mnry Smith Demi. Mrs. Marv Smith, of near Plens- at nlaei dl9d at 2.30 O.clook Moil(ay n,or? at tbe homo ot hor brotheri ,erry Thorpe. She wns twenty-one years old and had ,ve(, 0f a number ot year8 noar j movIng t0 iiMgant Ridge nl)01It four nlonti.a ago. Tubercu- losls was the ciuw of her death. .m. Correspondents and all who send in articles for Tu Herald will please sign their real names at the bottom, each time not for publl cation, but that we may keep track of our contributors. CHILDREN'S HOME TO HE TAKEN OVER BY STATE After Recent Investigations Governor To Appoint State Board. The Louisville Courier-Journal of Friday says: The property of the Kentucky Children's Home Society at 1086 Baxter avenue will be placed In the name of the State of Kentucky, and the Governor will have the power to appoint ten members of the State I Board of Managers out of a total of thirty, and fte members of the Ex ecutive Committee of fifteen. This Is the result of the recent confer ence between Judge R. W. Bing ham, Judge Randolph Blaln, the Rev. E. L. Powell and Supt. George L. Sehon and Gov. McCreary, In re gard to the future of the Institu tion. The visiting delegation gladly ac ceded to the Governor's request for conveyance of the property to the State with the 'stipulation that it remain in the State's name as long as the Society continues to act In Its present capacity. The other re quest of the --Governor, that he have power to appoint members of tho Board of Mannger3 and Executive Committee. will necessitate a change In the charter and this will be given attention at the meet ing of tho Society In July. Tho five membsrs of the Execu tive Committee are to be chosen from the ten men appointed on the Board of Managers and, according to tho agreement, they must live In Louisville. The Kentucky Children's Home Society Is an Institution devoted to dence of a violent upheaval and the the uplift of dependent children. It rldge3 are badly shattered, but the Is partially maintained by the summiu are not marred. State, and other funds are secured j Archdeacon Stuck confirmed the through donations from public- j ascentaf.the North Pealc by. Thorn spirited citizens.' Many prominent as Lloyd and three companions In churchmen and men of public life 1910, being able,' with field glassrs. are identified with tbe institution, to see. the tlasstaff erected by the Members of the Society who pay Lloyd party. amounts ranging from $5 to $100, tr, stuck said he reached the for the upkeep of the Home live In the summit on a clear day when it all parts of Kentucky, the greater j wa8 possible to read all the angles portion residing in Louisvilla. Un- Gf the mountains, and other promt- til the last Legislature raised the unni-ni -uinroprlatlon of the State to $50,000, the' institution wa3 maintained principally by private donations. The Institution has been In existence for fifteen years, and Is one ot the flr3t established In the South TIIE WER15 LAw" DEFINED UY ATTORNEY-GENERAL Washington, June . 21. The Webb law, forbidding Interstate shipments of liquor into "dry" State3, Is not a criminal statute and violations of It canno be prosecut ed la United States Courts. Atorney-General McReyno!d3 so declared In Instructions sent to-day t? every United States Attorney In the country. "Its purpose," said the Attorney-, General. "Is to permit State laws t operate in respect of intoxicating , liquors moving In Interstate com- mcrcii'' , ,, The law simply deprives shippers of any privileges they might claim on the ground ot Interstate meres. was passed over nls veto. .. GIRL WORKERS RURNED TO DEATH ItV VII L('FRS ' ' St. Petersburg. June 21. Eighty girls were burned to death to-day 1 by villagers enraged at the Impor tation ot cheap girl labor to work on n sugar estate In tho District of Plrlatln, in the Province of Pol tavi. Southern Russia. The excited villagers first secure ly fastened all the means of exit which the from a voodn barn In glr'o Wei housed. They then set fire to tho bulldln5 while the Inmates wore, (asleep, and , ,...,.. . ,!Ti. ,..1, i,.. chanco to escape. . June 9th was tho coldest Juiie day In 43 years and the lCth was tlo hottest .Juno day in 21 years, All' this happened in enu'week. puces gross on top . ofmount Mckinley Highest Point of Continent Is Reached Elevation Is 20,500 Feet. Fairbanks, Alaska, June 20. The su-nmlt of the highest moun tain on the continent, the south peak of Mt. McKInley, was reached for the first time, June 7, when Archdeacon Hudson (Stuck, Episco pal Missionary for Alaska, accom panied by Robert G. Tatum, Harrj P. Kuratens and Walter Harper, ac complished the hazardous feat. News of the success of the expe dition was received to-day by a messenger sent by Dr. Stuck. Arch deacon Stuck expects to return to Fairbanks In August and will go to New York in October as delegate for Ahska to the General Conven tion of tl'e Episcopal Church. Dr." Stack and his assistants erected a six-foot crosi on the sum mit of th' great mountain. Obser vations made with the mercurial barometer Indicate the height of the mountain Is 20,300 feet. Dr. Stu'ck Vald this could jbe chucked ity -co'itpurtiig tile reading of nls .barometer with tho records taken at Ft. Gibbon, the same date. The expedition which left Fair banks March 13, expected to reach the summit of Mount McKInley early In May, but was delayed three weeks cutting a passage three mlle3 long through Ice thrown across the ridge by an earthquake last summer. Tho party found much evidence of seismic disturbance on the upper ridges. The upper basin shows evl nent points and nuke certain that the Deak was the hlnhe3t of all. Lait year Prof. Herschel Parker, of Brooklyn, and Belmore Brown, of Tacoma, who had previously fall- d in two attempts to climb the mountain, went over the route fol lowed by the Lloyd expedition and Were within 200 feet of the sum mit when they were driven back by a furious blizzard. LA TOTAL OF 17 HAVE BEEN ELECTROCUTED Eddyvllle, Ky., Juno 20. Tom Martin and Tom Lawson, negroes, paid the death penalty this morn- ling for the niurlor of Hnriln In- . cram, a vnnnir whlta ninn. nf Wml. , Sneli)y count ,Mt DeMm. br "la wafl fr)m ,e h ' .. tn ,. ,., ,, . nt ,. We8tarn aon at 3;30 O.c,ock ,, ,,,, ,.,, Infor , wrta 1o trocuted. Thoro WM nQt a h,cU ,., the electrocution. Joth men met their cora-'de;lth wltll01Jt flnchtng svenfp., rit-.. Llectrocutlous have now taken ,aM ,n ne ,30n h , anQther , Ge3 M c, w,.n a munler ,R Pu,Mk, couu. M be execu.ed aext Frld . t , -, MILLIONAIRE HAGGIN TO START A GENERAL STORE Lexington. Ky., June 21 J. B. Haggln. the New York millionaire, wi,0 owns Elmendorf stock farm. near this city, will. It was reported 1 . .,.. ....(I here to-day, establish a general nlul" ' " ula -iiu;"""- ui inn ivv men who are emp'oad on the plnce a,ul thelr' 'amle. purchasing gIood,s of an as3ur.ed """"' aml al me lowest pracurai prices, tup store. It U understood, will be lo cated In the. new five-story building which Mr Hpggln Is constructing in North Limestone stroet, and which, In addi'lon to tho store, will bo ueed as a depot ard salesroom for the lJroduct of ti'n Elmondorf d'il- ry aim uiuor pioiutiH iro.umn TB' ''"''" "oyeu Ul "menuori. some jm- p whom ore boarded there. With near,y all'C them tho Blmendor management has to keep accounts, frequently giving orders on the stores in the city for purchases thny desire, to make. In advance of their wages. It has therefore been de- elded, It Is said, that it would sim plify the farm accounts and ahto be of great value In every way to tho ' employes for the management to keep lines of goods such as the em ployes wjsh to buy, and let them have them at a nominal profit. Th" Elmendorf estate comprises about 10,000 acre3. It has Its own water works, ele'ctrlc light and power plant, bakery, mills, lnterurban cars, grain elevators, physician, vet erinary surgeon, hospital, scboo'. bulldluir and slmllL. Institutions MR. W. T. HUNTER DEAD at pleasant KiDOK Mr. W. T. Hunter died at the home of his son, Mr. Henry Hun- 1 ter, at Pleasant Ridge, Ky., last Friday afternoon, of heart troubK He had been 111 in bed several days. ACCEDE TO FOREIGN NATIONS I but his death was rather sudden 1 I He had only recently gone to Ariz-1 Washington, June 21. An Un , ona 011 a business mission, but tiie derwood tariff bill amendment j climate did not agree with him and adopted to-day by the mnjorlty of he returned to his old home. the Senate finance committee gives Mr. Hunter was "3 years old at the President authority to suspend the time ot his death and he leaves certain tariff rates in the proposal a record a? a mo3t excellent citizen, law and to provlaim special rate. His wife died a number of years against nations that discriminate ago. He leaves three sons and one against products of the United daughter Messrs. RanUall, Henry States. It was appended to tin and Karl Hunter and Mrs. Hubert clause giving the President author Williams, the latter residing at Ml- ity to negotiate reciprocity agree aml, Arizona His funeral was ments. . . J preacfied at Mt. " Carmel Baptist Church, of which he waV a meiabe-. Saturday afternoon by Rev. A. B Gardner, the services being con- cluded at Pleasant Ridge cemetery by Rev. J. A. Bennett, at 4 p. m. An unfortunate occurrence added sorrow to the death and burial of Mr. Hunter. His mother, who Is 82 years ol 1, resides at Owens'jorj 1 Only specified articles and rates, and undertook the tilp to the fu- it Is understood, are to be'lnc'luded neral of her son in a buggy with a under thli amendment. On some driver. On the way the team took Items the penalty would be a doub fright at a road roller and ran le rate, while on sugars, tbe rate '4iway. Mrs. Hunter was thrown would be only a fraction ot a cent ' out and three of her rlb3 wore per pound, broken In the fall. She wa3 badlv The amendment Is subject to rat hurt and not being well at the Mme, ificatlon ot the Democratic Senato she. Imgrpwn rauclu- worse 3lncs. rial 'caucus; "which vwiir begin work She suffers from a bronchial troub- on the bill to-morrow. 1 le. and not being able to cough m Reopening consideration of the the phlegm In her throat on ac- print paper schedule, the committee j count of her broken ribs, she Is In struck out Its amendment adding a serious condition. At last ac- the countervailing provisions of the count she was hardly expected to ( Canadian reciprocity law. As the recover. ,blll goes to caucus the.;J"nderwcod FATHER OF CHILD BURNED TO DEATH GOES INSANE Frankfort, Ky.. June 21. Grief. over the death of his 2-year-old j namesake and son, who was burned 1 to death two months ago In a hor rible manner, drove Jesse Johnson Insane. An inquest of lunacy wj?3 'held before County Judge Hlea: I to-day and Johnson was committal, to the Eastern State Hospital. Johnson Is a farmer, 34 years old, and lias a wife and three children. Worry over her hus band's condition ltns brought Mrs 1 Johnson to the verge of a nervous , breakdown. Two months auo Johnson's chll 1- ren were playing together In their home nnd one gave the baby Jessa 1 Paul, 2 eara old. a lighted candle. The other children went out of the 1 room an 1 left him nnd the candl No outcrv was heard, but when Johnson himself entered the room 'some time afterward he found the baby a mass of charred flesh, lv Ing on thi floor with the carpet burned around It. 1 From that time Johnson lost hi" appetite and could not sleep. Fe neglected his work anil spent the days and nights moaning nnd wsep Ing. About two weeks ago liU rel atives observed signs of mental de cline nnd then he sustained a stroke ot paralysis. COURTHOUSE ROOF WAS SELECTED 11Y FLOl'KR.- . Lnwrenceburg. Ind., June 21.- Thomas Jefferson Wheeler, - mer chant nnd Miss Sadie May Bildo-k the young daughter of Oeor? W Baldock. a tobacco raiser of Cis county, 1 Ky., "eloned from t'.el home nnd coming to this city, ob- talned a marriage license. They were married on the tow- on the roof of the courtho'ifA b , the Rov. Jacob H. Slp. a Mthod-l 1st minister, who Is n monibn'- o. the Dearbon Conntv Board of Ro-I view now In session. Mr. Baldock objected to hi' daughter's marriage on acco-ipt ' her youth, nnd she was locked i her room, but sh'i esca""d front second story window with n r"? furnished by Jier ounBer brother Mr. Ben. F. Gray, who had been visiting his son nnd daughter, Prof and Mm. H. F). Brown, since Frida,, returned home yesterday, SIDEHT II PROCLAIM -RATE Of Special Nature, Anent Tariff Schedule. NO DISCNKHU ALLOWED By Foreign Countries Against United States Arti cles Limited. ( In substance the amendment pro vides that when any nation dlscrlm- Inates ngalnst the products of the United States or imposes restrlc- tions on United States exports or does not. In the opinion of the Pres- ldent, reciprocate in trade relations, tho President may suspend certain rates and put other rates In effect. provision remains undisturbed.prlnt paper valued at not more than two and one-half cents a pound going1 on the unrestricted free list. The majority members stripped the administrative provisions of the Underwood bill of many of Its feat ures. Including the clause that gave American agents the right to exam ine foreigners' books In cases of disputed Import valuations. 1 They nloA afiitoV tut tfta MlAt (tint fn CZ 1 11 V ". .... 1, . E. 1 ,..Z power to determine the eIstence or t'onexlstencj of a foreign market, the anti-dumping clause and the C per cent, tariff discount of imports in American vessels. Thus all the provisions whih aroused protests from foreign na tions were stricken out of the bill. The committee Inserted an amendmont providing for a com mission to bo composed of members of the Senate Finance and -MieHouso Ways and Means committees to make a thorough studv of tho whole tariff administration ques tion and report recommendations. In addition tho committee r.iadu bananas dutiable at five cents a bunch and repealed an net that ex empted brandies usod In fortifying wines from the full Internal rev enue tax of $1.10 a gallon. rnr Notice to V;iUr lVrs. Persons who liavo hydrants must not attach hose and leav,e. water running over night, and tuny are not a,IweiI to use same to water gardens, W want overybody to have l)U,,Ity of wat9r' a,ul lt ls ot fa,r to those Uvl,ll? a m"1 or noar emi of p,pe Une t0 b" shut ot trora the water b' th nj&at waste between them and the tlnk. Unl.j Persons nttond to their 1 hydrants aml kceI) them cl(,3Bj ovr uiht- w B,,a11 be compelled to shut water olT hver tbli la nmteed. Respectfully, Kentucky Llglt & Povrur Co. IHun't Want IUi Money. Na8"vll!9. Trnn.. Jua 21. The 0110 trditon dollar ?l't of Andrew Carnc&i to Vanderbllt university was vrted to-day at a died moot ing of tltH college of bishoys of tho Mothcdiit church. South. Reaolu- tlnia iVBrn nilntifnil riIHlil.irr fi bcard of trU8(eoa of tuw unlwwlty for accepting It, It was declared that the board exceeded Its autbor- Ity and tho acceptance constituted a breach ot trust, v HE