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1 i ii ! I- Subscription $1 Per Yecvr, inn Advance. "I GtM, (In HraM f a hUj WwW, Ik Xnri of 'ill ITstkn UwWmg at Hi Bt" yJUJ Kinds Job Printing Neatly Executed. 41st YEAR. HARTFORD, KT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1915. NO. 52 I I , ftta If FORD GIVES UP HISJW TRIP And Returns On Account Of Illness. MISSION WILL BE CONTINUED Under the Auspices Of the Woman's International Peace Association. FOIID HANDS OUT 1HQ CHECK London, Dec. 24. A. Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph says: "Beforo leaving, Mr. Ford gave a check for 1,000,000 kroner (about 27G,000) to llnance the expedition. Ho left because he recognized that It wos Impossible to make headway. His party was always at loggerheads, nd Scandinavian pacifists adopted an attitude of reserve. When Mr. Ford found all of the doors closed, ho broke down." Ford leaves For Jlome. QhHstlanla, Norway, Dec. 24. The Norwegian liner Gergensfjord, -4 with Henry Ford on hoard, sailed for New York this morning. Ford stated before leaving. Bergen that the peace expedition would continue under the auspices of the Woman's "International Peace Association. Rev. Samuel S. Marquis, dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, Detroit, sailed from Bergen with Ford. Before leaving Chrlstlanla for Bergen Ford wrote out the follow ing statement for the press; "I am satisfied with what has been accomplished in Chrlstlanla. Peace lias been given publicity. Newspa pers have power to end the war, for . It Is through, publicity that the gos ,pel .otjPeaccls, spreadt "Norway Is like every other coun try. The people are all right." In. announcing at Bergen the cir cumstances under which the expedi tion would be continued. Ford said a committee had been appointed to act as leaders. It consists of Judge Ben Iilndsey, of Denver; Rev. Dr. Jenkln Lloyd Jones, of Chicago; John Bar ry,, of San Francisco; Lieut. Gover nor Andrew J. Bethea, of South Car olina, and Louis P. Lochner, of Chi cago, Ford's secretary,. The party went to Stockholm to day. ' Chrlstlanla newspapers say that In yivlew of Ford's departuro rio promi nent Norwegians will Join the expo- lltlon. Tho expAiglon will continue on to Copenhagen "and Th,e Hague, with -the Idea of parrying out Ford's orig inal plan for a permanent Arbitra tion Board. i The Leadership Committee Issued jtfliQ following statement: "The Illness of Mr. Ford, while not dangerous, Is serious. His doc tor asserts confidently that there Is no organlctdlscase, but that there Is Vnt need for rest. The doctor Is' lipeful that the relief from respon- ' sibilUy for tho expedition will epeed .ily restore him to normal health." Before leaving the party Ford eald: "If, I am well enough. I will mirely Join the expedition later. I am confident it will continue the wine without me and that It will do much toward' bringing peace," The absence of Ford has caused serious regret among the delegates, sb the 'impression seems to prevail that it will detract materially from the prospects of the expedition. While In Chrlstlanla Ford was obliged to remain constantly in his hotel and his non-appearance caused much disappointment to the throngs of Norwegians at the meetings and Ua the many who gathered la front of Ws'otepplns- ptow. A message has beep sent to Wll- J. Bryan urging aim to come to rope and Join the party. The' dosarture of Heory Ferd- f Europe apparently marks tne inauon, in lu vnini imi ui ost norel of the many move- whleh have been undertaken o'Vtt about the ending of two r. Ttt,WuwHM( of H Uiet futornaUotal Foaee fcofioofortu will eftuUet wou4 mm'Wmm A WOMOJI vBvmm wsartt self-imposed taBk which he expressed in the phrase: "Out of the trenches by Christmas." THK LARGEST ARMY IX ALL IJIUTISII HISTORY London, Dec. 25. The newly au thorised British nrmy of 4,000,000, H. J. Tonnant, Parliamentary Secre tary of tho War OfTtcet stated to the House last night, Is tho largest army ever raised In this country, Mr. Tennarit.gavo Interesting figures on tho largo rcservo requirements of tho nrmy under modern wnr condi tions, saying that it was necessary to have at homo In reservo 1.8 men for every soldier In tho field. This estlmato was based oh the monthly wastage of 15 per cent., which was tho experience of the first year of the war. Thus the army of 1,250, 000, which ligurcs wore given by Premier Asqulth as the present Brit ish force abroad, required 2,250,000 reserves In training at home, or a total force of 3,500,000 necessary for the prosecution of tho war on tho present basis for one year. WOMAN KILLS DAUGHTER TO SAVE HER, SHE SAYS Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 25. "She got too flip I would rather seo her dead than ." These were tho few words spoken to-day by Mrs. Minnie Schmltz, 39 years old, who a short tlmo beforo had strangled to death her daughter, Gertrude, 17 years old, at their home on Worth street. When tho killing occurred tho husband and father, George SchmiU, was sleeplrg in his room upstairs. The woman crept from her bed, went down stairs and entered the ltttltt side room which was occupied by the girl. She wrapped a necktie about her daughters throat and then pulled tho ends tUVdeath re sulted. Later at police headquarters Mrs. Schmltz made a confession. "I killed my daughter. She was wild, and I was afraid she would grow up to bo a bad woman," said Mrs. Schmltz. - -. McCLARY INDICTED AS RESULT OF HOTEL FIRE Louisville, Ky., Dec. 25. C. P. McClary, proprietor of the Seventh avenupe hotel, was Indicted to-day by the grand Jury for not having provided his hotel" with fire safety appliances required by law. In tho fire In tho hotel two weeks ago W. A. Buckner, C. F. Buckner and C. C Morgan, of Greensburg,. Ky., lost their lives. The Indictment charges McClary with "unlawfully operating a hotel without providing fire escapes or safety appliances required by law." No effort was mado to Indict Mc Clary for the deaths of the three, as It was thought certain such an In dictment would not hold. Tho penalty for tho violation of tho statuto under which tho Indict ment is returned is limited to fines. TOWN LAID WASTE 1IY FI REWORKS EXPLOSION Plkovllle. Ky., Dec. 27. Tho. town of Grundy, Buchanan county, ViO was almost wiped out by flro Sunday night, according to advices reaching hero to-day, and tho losses amount to over $100,000. Tho flro started from an explosion of Christ mas fireworks. Tho flro started near tho mouth of Slate Creok and a high wind drovo the flames directly through tho town for a distance of several hundred yards before the frantic efforts of tho bucket brigado could bring It under control. A numbed of dwelling and store buildings wore reduced to ashes, the heaviest losses falling upon the heirs of the Watklns es tate. Tlie court house also suffered to the extent of about ?l0.000. COLLIE SAVES TOWS AND DIHtf RESCUING CALVES Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 25. A faith ful collie was the hero of the fire which destroyed the stock barn of J. N. Camden, Woodford eoupty, a few nights ago, and MeriHeed He life to a sense of duty.. The calvee were penned Is the middle of the barn. The dag, whloh stayed at the barn when the Are broke, out, dreve all the eows out; of the barn and then directed its effort to getting out the oavo ad wos burned up witk Uom. Oomtaoy To Coin Iro Money. Bftt. Do. S7 ,Y, .1 endow). Tto' IfodoroJ OooeH he aMW on I Mm mm ot iron ton Jni NO IN, NO ISSUE B EPUBLIG S Present Plight Of G. O. P. Leaders. THE DEMOCRATS NAVE WILSON Who Is Yery Popular, and Fewer Problems Than Ever Before. WAR ISSUE IS NEARLY DEAD Washington, Dec. 27. Tho logic of tho sound political axiom first enunciated by Odell, tho most saga clous of New York Republican lead ers, that "you can't beat somebody with nobody," applies exactly to tho conditions confronting the two po litical parties already plannlpg for the next Presidential campaign. Tho Democrats have a candidate whoso renomlnatlon appears abso- lutely assured, unless ho himself should decide not to accept another term. No other man figures In tho calculations of the party leaders; none appears so certain of receiving the support of hundreds of thous ands of men politically drifting be tween tho Republican Scylla and Charybdls; none over has been bet ter fitted to lead his party for tho second time. These at least are tho conclusions of tho leaders of all fac tions in tho President's party. Tho Republicans have nobody. That Is, there Is no man among the baker's dozen or so talked of whoso Intellectual capabilities and political equipment are sufficiently appealing to recruit tho support of enough del egates to tho next National Conven tion to give him anything like as good a chance as that which Is Pres ident Wilson's for the acceptance. "Tho concern of the Democratic leaders la therefore not over the question of a candldato As a mat ter of fact, the party is confronted with fewer problems Involving pros pective embarrassments than any party In power for more than forty years. Tho Republicans, on the other hand, appear to have neither a man nor an Issue. The finding of tho former will only be accomplished after tho sort of guerilla fighting that has torn tho Republic of Mexico Into tatters for three or four years. As for an Issue, the foremen, sap pers and miners, both reactionary and progressive, admit they are placing greater dependence upon the Demo cratic Congress to provide them with war munitions than on any of tho ancient traditions that used to scare the average voter during a Demo cratic Administration. Aside from tho archaic tariff, which has lost most of Its sting dur ing the last decade, tho two factions of the "out party" have a scfint lar der on which to draw In the pros pective emergency. And oven the tariff does not promise to bo ot any help. Tho stops already Inaugurated by President Wilson and his advisers to divest that threadbare Uuo of tho vital sparks remaining in It appear almost certain to tnko it out of poli tics. Congress Is depended on to "tnko tho starch out ot It," as a po litical Issue. Tho International situation, which the "straight-goods" Republicans and conciliatory Progressives figur ed on as a "live wire" In tho next campaign, also has lost much ot Its charm as a political potent. It Is the complaint of tho average Repub lican that tho voter doesn't Indicate a sufficient degree of indignation at the "blunders mado by tho Wilson Administration" tq Insuro tho over whelming tide of resentment antici pated by them a couple of months ago. That the "out party" will have to dig up an issue more attractive to the voter than either the tariff or any resulting from the European awr, Is generally 'admitted. 11HCAMK HKMKXTHD II V CONSTANT ASSOCIATION Au-ora, 111., Dec. 28. A mother and two daughters wore deolared to be lnane in the Geneva County CMrt this aitoraeon and wore taken to tfee llgio auto HoeolUl. The oriqetpals of this pothetle am are Mr. Jennie Bows, the nother, 73 years old, and daughters. Miss Mary, 47, and Mrs. Addlo Ed wards, 35. Mary has been demented since she was IS years old. Her mental con dition was caused by spinal menin gitis. The aged mother cared for her daughter and sho became Insane na a result of tho constant associa tion, declare the doctors who served on the commission In Court to-day. The pther daughter lost her mlud through constant association While caring for her mother and sister OPENED WIFE'S GRAVE FOR HER RESURRECTION Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 23. Declaring that the Lord hnd appear ed to him In midnight visitation nnd commanded hlra to unearth tho body of his wife, who died on December 22, 1914, and that tho dead woman would be brought back to life, Leon ard Smith, 32 years old, living In Brownstown, W. Va., to-day collected a band of religious fanntlcs and, tak ing n horse and wagon to haul the resurrected wife home, proceeded to the burial ground back of Browns town, whore the body was taken from. Its grave. The band gathered closely around, confident that when the lid was rais ed the dead woman would rise nnd speak to them. So firm was their belief that a complete outfit of wo man's clothing had been mado ready to take tho place of the garments surrounding the corpse. Tho religious band engaged In fer vent prayer for several minutes, when Mayor James Marcum and Constable A. G. Plymalo, Ceredo, ar rived and ordered the grave closed. Tho party complied with tho order. AN "UNLOADED" GUN IS THE CAUSE OF DEATH Nortonvlllo, Dec. 22. As a result of a bullet wound In his stomach, re ceived when a revolver which his brother was cleaning was discharg ed, L'en Ashbrook, 13 years of age, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Joe Ashbrook, died here at 7 o'clock last night. The sad accident occurred Tuesday morn ing, and the family Is prostrated. Leonard Ashbrook, 17 yqars old, brother of the dead boy, was clean ing his revolver, a 25 caliber Colts. Len was sitting near him. It was thought the revolver was unloaded, but when It was snapped It went off, tho bullet entering tho boy's stom ach. Inflicting the deadly wound. Physicians were summoned nnd worked faithfully over tho Injured lad during tho day, but were unable to save his life and death followed at 7 o'clock In tho evening. Tho brother Is prostrated over tho acci dent. PRAISES HORSE MEAT MULE MEAT IS IIETTER Indianapolis, Ind Dec. 27. Dis cussing tho action of tho New York Health Board In authorizing the sale or horso meat na food after Janu ary 1, Dr. J. N. Hurtp, Secretary 'of tho Indiana Health Board, said to day that horso meat, If from healthy horses, la as wholesome as beef. Ho added, however, that from tho standpoint of being free from dis ease, mule meat Is better than that of horses or cattlo. Mule meat Is desirable, ho said, because mules rarely are sick. Horses aro less lia ble to tubercular trouble than cattle and Dr. Hurty said that their meat is just as nutritious as beef. Recognized At iJist! Now York, Dec. 25. Christmas Day brought tho announcement that architects have beon commissioned to preparo plans for n monumon to Santa Claus In tho form of n build ing which will serve aa headquar ters In this city for tho Internation al Santa Claus Association. While the structure will be con? structed for utilitarian purposes, ii is Intended to exemplify tho spirit of Christmas. The plans will provide for a lllll putlan auditorium where children's plays will be given, and a bazaar for the free exhibition of new toys to encourage the toy-making Industry In this country, .IIIIM IIP... 83,000 Children Sick. Chicago, Dec. 25, Approximately 85,000 uunlls ot the public schools aro absent on account of Influenza, according to reports of school physi cians, mnde to the health depart ment. The health, department has senstdered the eptdemto so sorlou that an Inveotlgatlea has boon or dered. All eats IhumMmo, they ean, sing a4 In that noftoet they are Hk men. KENTUCKY IS A HEATHFUL STATE Death Rale Lower Than In California. MORTALITY RECORD 13 LESS Than the Average Of 25 States With Registra tion System. LOUISVILLE SHOWS UP AVELL Washington, Dae. 21. That Ken tucky is a more healthful place to live in thnn California, and that 1U death ra'o for 1!li was lower thai' the average of twenty-five States having recognized death registration systems, Is shown In a preliminary statement mado public by the Direc tor of Census. Tills statement, prepared by Rlch ard C. Lapplu, chief statistician for vital statistics, shows a death rate of 13.C tho lowest on record per .1,000 estimated population of the registration area of the United States last year. Kentucky's death rate was 12.9 per 1,000 In 1914; 13.1 In 1913 and 12.9 In 1912. These figures Include both white and colored population, of 2,350,731. Tho death rate among whites, on basis of 2,081,819 population, was 11. S last year; 12.1 in 1913 nnd 11. S In 1912; for tho colored population, of 2C8.912, the rate for 1914 was 21.2; In 1913, 21.0, and the samo for tho prcedlng year. Of a total of 30.3G0 .deaths reported In Kentucky last year 24, CC8 wore white persons and 5,692 negroes. The death rate for Cali fornia for 1914 was 13. G per 1,000 persons In a population of 2,757,895. Statistics give Louisville a good showing In tho statement of tho Bureau ot tho Census. With an es timated population of 235,114, tho total number of deaths was 3,809, or a rate of 1G.5 per 1,000 persons. Figures of other years aro: 1913, 1G.2; 1912, 1G.4; average from 190G to 1910, 17.4, and from 1901 to 190C, 19. This shows a decrease of 13.2 In tho death rate of lost year, compared with the 1901-1905 av erage. Tho separated figures for whites and colored show that more than one-third of the dcath3 occurring last year were of negroes, although the percentage of negro population was estimated at about one-sixth. Tho statistics follow; Estimated white population, 192, 551; number of deaths, 2,854; death rate por 1,000 persons, 14.8; rate for 1913, 14.3; for 1912, 14.3; av erage 190G to 1910, 15.1; average 1901 to 1905, 1G.9; decrease In 1914 compared with averago for 1901 to 1905, 13.2. Estimated colored population, 42, 5G3; number of deaths,. 1,015; death rato per 1,000 persons, 23.8; rate for 1913, 24.8; for 1912, 20.1; av erago 190G to 1910; 27.7; nverago 1901 to 1903, 28.1; decrease in 1914 compared with average from 1901 to 1905, 15.3. "Unfortunately mortality statis tics do not cover the entire United States, slnco not nil communities have adequate death-registration systems," says Director Rogers In his otatement. "Those States ' and cities In which tho registration of deaths Is approximately complete constltulo what Is known as tho reg istration nrea. This nrca comprises twenty-flvo States, the District of Columbia nnd thirty-two cities In non-rosrlstratlon States and contains two-thirds (CG.8 per cent.) of tho total estimated population of the United States in 1914. ''There Is a widespread and In creasing Interest throughout tho country, especially In tho South, In respect to vital statistics. Tito Bu reau of tho Census Is actively co-op-crating with officials In other States In order that tb entlro country may be Included at tho earliest possible date In the registration area for deaths." A RIO REDUCTION IX THE PRICE OF QUIXIXE THe bottom has drooped out ot the price ot guinbto. The inflation which made this much-used drwg resemble a ''war Wide" stook In prtoe has eollapeod. and It is probable that many ot the speculators who were chiefly respon sible for tho big advance have been caught In the slump. Druggists hnvo been notified that the Price of quinine has dropped to 75 cents. This contrasts with tho price of $2 an ounco which had pre vailed recently, and with the top price of $2.55, which was reached during the summer. Tho wholesale druggists have to baso their price on tho quotations from the Eastern market, whore the big companies that control the mar ket fix tho prlco. Ordinarily tho price ot quinine ranges from 17 to 34 cents an ounce. The exact cause of the drop Is not known, though drug houses believe It was due to the fact that the specu lators could not hold up the market longor. Loulsvlllo Post. FALSEWORK ON MEMPHIS mtincii: is swept away Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 23. Tho rapidly rising waters of the Mississip pi river at midnight Bwept away the falsework of the new Harauhau bridge at Memphis, entailing n I033 estimated by the builders, the Union Bridge & Construction Company, of Kansas City, at 5300,000. Four" large boilers, derricks and other construction machinery were swept away. " Fortjinntely no ono was on the work at tho time, as tho structure was seen to shift early In tho day Thursday. Tho accident will delay the completion of the bridge at least seven months, It was said to-night. It was to have beon completed In May, 191G, and when completed will cost $5,000,000. BLOODIEST CHRISTMAS IX ATLANTA'S HISTORY Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 23. This was Atlanta's bloodiest Christmas. Four men are dead at Grady Hospital, -as tho result of a shooting and nbout 35 are suffering . from gunshot wounds, and 50 more are victims of cutting affrays, according to reports from tho hospital. Five other men are not expected to live, as the na ture of their wounds Is considered serious by the hospital physicians. Most of the dead and wounded are negroes. Trouble began about 2 o'clock this morning In the negro district. Wounded negroes, some shot, some stabbed, some slashed with razors and other with dirks, flooded Grady Hospital, making this Christmas Day the bloodiest ever recorded In Atlanta. The cases were so numerous that tho physicians wore hard pressed. THE PRES JEXinXS CASE OVER IX I1UTLER COUNTY Tho Court of Appeals, affirming tho Warren Circuit Court, has decid ed thot .tho sentence ot four years adjudged against P. C. Jenkins, on tho alleged charge of banding to gether for tho purposo of Intimida tion, was not excessive nnd that there hnd beon no error In law. Jenkins was alleged to be a mem ber of tho association of "possum hunters" which undertook to regu late tho habits and morals ot certain persons down In Butler county. It was noticeable that tho marauders for tho most part took Ignorant and unprotected women on which to wreak their vongeanco. It was not thought that they could bo Indicted In Butler county on ac count of their prominence and polit ical pull. But thoy wcro Indicted, nnd Jenkins, on change of venue to this county, granted on motion of tho Commonwealth, was convicted. Thus the majesty of the law was j vindicated, and by that act "possum hunting ' coased to be a popular pas time in Butler county. Bowling Green Messengor. Want Pay For Stock Killed. With the object of securing re payment from the Stato of their losses incurred when their cattlo j were killed by State and Federal In spectors during the tight against tho foot and mouth disease, owners of 'animals slaughtered at that time jhavo formed an organization and I will make an aggressive fight before the Legislature. The claimants will ask tho State to pay to them halt the value of the animals slaughtered la the fight against the disease, the other half of tho losses having bean assumed and paid by tho Federal j Government. The claims to l)e pre sented will total J6S,490,63. Foreign trade ot the United sHatos la November Jumped to tho unpre cedented total ot a half bilKon dollars.