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4 A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME CIRCLE VOL. 1. RICHMOND, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913. NO. 1. FREE MEN Oil BAIL DYNAMITERS CAN LEAVE PRISON BY SCHEDULING $1,070,000 PENDING APPEAL. 1 HOCKIN ACCEPTS SENTENCE Supersedes Bend Flxd In Chicago to Await Hearing en Writ of Er- ror Should One Flee U. 8. They Cannot Be Returned. Chicago, Jan. . Writ of uperse deas were granted Friday by the Uni ted Statea court of appeal in the ease of thirty-two of the thirty-three labor leaden convicted of a dynamite plot. All will be released on bond. That of Frank M. Ryan waa placed at $70, 000. The bonda were made on a baaia of 110,000 for each year of the term to which the men had been aen tenced. In flxing the bonda Judge Baker re1 viewed the erldence and the argu ment In the caae and atated that the bonda ahould be large enough to make the peraona furnishing them very much concerned In getting the men Into court when they are wanted. The charge le not one In which ex tradition may be resorted to, he aald If the men ahould once get out of the country, he declared It doubtful If they could be compelled to return or If the government could punish them. Only thirty-two of the thirty-three committed men were specifically rep resented, although all were mentioned In the petition. Herbert S. Hockin of Indianapolis had expressed a willing ness to serve his sentence and not ask an appeal. Attorneys for the 33 convicted labor leaders at once took atepe to provide suitable bonds for their clients. The bonds for the 33 men, as fixed by the court, aggregate $1,070,000. Immediately following the decision of the court of appeals the point waa raised by whom the bonds should be approved. It was agreed by the court and the attorneya that Federal Judge Anderson In the district court at In dianapolis -should be the Judge to ap prove the. bonds. ROCKEFELLER WILL TESTIFY Oil Magnate Accepts 8ervlce to Appear Before the Puje Money Investi gating Committee. Washington, Jan. 6. The end of the long search for William O. Rockefel ler, Standard Oil magnate, . wanted as a witness before the money trust Investigating committee, came Friday when Chairman Pujo was notified by Rockefeller that he would accept serv ice. The search has lasted since June, and for the last few weeks has coat the public at least $500 a day. It waa arranged that Mr. Rockefel ler will appear before the committee on January 13. Rockefeller's decision was communi cated to Chairman Pujo through At torney Samuel Untermyer. counsel for the committee, and House Ser- geant-at-Arma Rlddell, both of whom are In New York. Mr. Pujo would not discuss the terms of Mr. Rockefeller's surrender, if terms were made by the Rockefel ler lawyers. Details of Mr. Rockefel ler's agreement to appear before the committee were left to Mr. Unter myer, although there were frequent telephone conferencee between the chairman of the committee and Its counsel during the day. GALE RAGES ON THE COAST Norfolk and Newport Newe Isolated by Storm Ships Sink at Sea . Freight Destroyed. Washington. Jan. 8. The south At lantic coast states Friday were In the grip of a terrlflo wind and rain storm, which worked havoc with shipping and cut off the cltiea of Norfolk and Newport News. All land wires lead ing out of the cltiea were destroyed. Before the last two went down a tele graph operator In Newport News re marked that the gale waa so terrific that the waters of the James river surged up Into the lower parts of the city with the violence of a small tidal wave. The navy wireless sent out unan swered calls to the ships of the Atlan tic fleet gathering In Hampton roads. Anxiety was felt for the safety of tor pedo boats In the narrow aea way. Launches and small boats from the warships which attempted landings were swamped. Large quantities of freight on the piers were swept Into the sea. The beachea about the Vir ginia capea were strewn with wrecks of small craft Italy Buys Coal In America. Cardiff, Wales, Jan. I. Italy, fol lowing the lead of the Egyptian rail ways, placed an order for $00,000 tons of coal In America Friday, while she has Invited tender for a Urge quan tity rrom in lorasnir mines, j TAFT FEARS THE HAGUE SPECIAL BOARD TO FIX TOLLS IS HIS PLAN. Settlement of Dispute By Two Nation Urgsd By President. Wmtern Newspaper Union News Service. Washington. President Taft Is will ing to submit to arbitration the ques tions at issue between Great Britain and the United States over Panama Canal tolls, but he does not favor arbi tration by The Hague Tribunal. This fact became known upon the president's return from New York. Although he has not yet given the matter of a tribunal much thought, the president probably would prefer a spe cial board of arbitration, composed of an equal number- of citizens of the United States and Great Britain. Such was to be the composition of the arbitrate court he proposed to settle any vital question arising be tween nations when he spoke In be half of the arbitration treaties. Tho president has expressed to friends the view that at The Hague all Europe would be against this nation, and that the moral pressure on the court would be enormous because all Europe Is In terested In Panama tolls Just as much as is England. In a court on which only Great Bri tain and United States were represent ed, It is argued, there would be a much greater chance of a fair decision. Sev eral Democratic senators have voiced the opinion that a special tribunal be created to arbitrate this dispute. FALLS DEAD OF FRIGHT, Uniontown, Pa, When Mrs. W. E. Johnston, 30 years old, wife of a wealthy farmer of Cheat Haven, was In her home with her one-year-old daughter a man, armed with a re volver, appeared at one of the win dows and demanded that she open the door. Instead of complying the wom an barricaded the door. Just as the man broke open the door Mrs. Johnston fell dead on the floor, at the same time crushing her little daughter to death. A short time later officers arrested W. H. Simmons, who was found in tha vicinity. Farmers keuiiuta to. take' Simmons from his captors, but were unsuccessful, although he was rough ly handled and required medical at tention when brought to the Union town Jail. ARCHITECT AND WIFE PERISH. New York. Robert A. Raetze, an architect, and his wife, Gertrude, were burned to death in their home In a fashionable residence district in a fire that started in the basement from a dried-out Christmas tree and spread rapidly throughout the building. The two children of the couple, Grlswald, $ years old, and a year-old baby, Rob ert, were rescued. The Raetzes were socially prominent. Mr. Raetze was a graduate of Heidelberg university. He was 37 years old and his wife a year younger. EBEN 8MITH WHEELER DEAD. Detroit, Mich. Eben Smith Wheel er, Chief United States engineer in this district, and. chairman of the Nlc araguan canal commission, died at his home here. He waa 74 years old and was born In Wayne county, Pa. Mr. Wheeler entered the employ of the government Immediately after his graduation as civil engineer from the University or Michigan and continued in the service until his death. He bad charge of construction work at the Soo Canal ' and spent much time in perfecting surveys of the great lakes. DAUGHTER OF WIL80N 8PEAKS. Trenton, N. J. Miss Jessie Wood row Wilson, daughter of President elect and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, gave an address at the Central Baptist church at the vesper services of the Young Women's Christian association. The services were to have been held In the association's hall, but the crowd was so large that the place of meeting was changed to tb church. TWENTY MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES. Los Angeles. At least 20 men are missing snd three launches were wrecked as a result of the heavy gale that swept, the Southern California coast. The wrecks took place along the strip of coast about 20 miles south of San Diego and a short distance north of the International boundary line. Two United States Immigration Inspectors are among the missing and it 1 belle ed that both have perished. Huntington, W. Va. F. A. McDon ald, 3D years old, editor and owner of the Huntington Herald-Dispatch Co., died of uremic poisoning. Mr. McDon ald was president of the West Virginia Republican Editorial association aud was-prominent la political affairs of the state. Upper OLAF. TVEITMOB . Lower MICHAEL J.CUNNANI Centre JUDGE A. BAILEY'S Sill SONG TEXAS SENATOR, ABOUT TO RE TIRE, DEFENDS HI8 CAREFR IN CONGRESS.', !' ' GRIEVES ABOUT 1 AND R" Lone Star Statesman Quote From Prealdsnt-Elect Wilson Did Not Favor Hie Selection, but Wishes HI Administration Success. ; . Washington, Jan. 4. The s wan aoi of 8enator Bailey waa, the "feature laj tong:-sHKa'Uea Ui-oog; to l capitol Thursday. The retiring sena tor, defending hi own career In con gress, made an elaborate attack on the Initiative and referendum. Practically none of Senator Bailey's address had been prepared In ad vance. It dealt principally with the principle of the Initiative and referen dum, and he directed his words to ward his resolution, declaring that such a "system of direct legislation as the initiative and referendum would establish Is In conflict with the representative principle on which the republic Is founded." "The wise and patriotic statesmen who dedicated thia republic to liberty and Independence," declared Senator Bailey, "rejected a direct democracy In which the people would rule with out the Intervention of representatives and adopted a representative democ racy In which the people should rule through their duly chosen agents." The senator quoted from states men who participated In the formation of the Constitution and the organiza tion of the government to show that they had never Intended that the re public; form of government should give way to direct legislation by the people, such as the initiative and ref erendum would provide. "This Is a republican democracy," be said, and cited again opinion of men Identified with history to prove that a "representative democracy" was better than a true democracy. Senator Bailey said he would not quote from lawyers, because they "do not seem to be In high favor now with those who wish to work this change In the government." "I never had a client who was my master In any manner," he declared at one point. Mr. Bailey quoted from works of President-elect Wilson. "I am a democrat," said Senator BaVley, "and though I did not favor hla selection, no man living hopes more for the success of his adminis tration than I do." JAMES R. KEENE SUCCUMBS Death of Financier Follow Operation For Abdominal Trouble Had Been III Two Year. WW New York, Jan. 4. James R. Keen died Friday morning In Miss Alston's private hospital. Death followed an operation for an abdominal trouble of long standing which became acute a few day ago and which necessitated his removal from the Waldorf-Astoria hotel to the place where be died. Mr. Keen had been an Ul nian for two year. He was a leader In Wall street stock speculation and also a com manding figure on the turf. He had the distinction of having owned, bred and raced some of the greatest horses in the history of the American turf. Upper H. 8. HOCKIN Lower F. M. RYAN. D. ANDER80N LEGISLATOR A SUICIDE CONGRESSMAN WEDEMEYER OF i MICHIGAN LEAPS INTO SEA. .Became III, Then Violent, on Trip to . Panama Raved Over Failure to Be Re-Elected. .Washington, Jan. 6. Representa tive Wllflam W. Wedemeyer of Ann Arbor, Mich., who suddenly became ill and was thought to be Insane at Co lon, Panama, at the time of President Taft' recent visit to the isthmus. Jumped overboard from a ship on which', he had been taken at Colon, ills body had not been recovered, i. Rn?resentat!ve Wedemeyer went to JWMMthKu. vu?i ongntjalonr.) Iwis It at the same time the president vis ited there. On the voyage from New York he collapsed aad waa taken first to a sanitarium In Panama and later waa put In confinement in a hospital where he became violent and raved about his defeat at the last election. He developed a suicidal tendency and was closely watched. Mr. Wede- meyer's close friends say that a few day before leaving for the Isthmus he fell and struck his head on an Icy sidewalk. It waa not regarded as seri ous and did not deter him from going with the congressional party. Ann Arbor. Mich... Jan. 6. Although It was reported that the mental con dition of Congressman William W. Wedemeyer, who, while Insane leaped overboard from a steamer carrying him home from Colon, Panama, was due largely to a fall he received re cently in Washington, his local friends and associates attribute the congress man'a breakdown to the strenuous campaign he went through last fall, which resulted In bis defeat by S. W. Beakea, Democrat, and his enthusias tic congressional work In general. WIRELESS FROM PARIS TO U. S. Message I 8nt From Eiffel Tower In French Capital to Arling ton Station. Washington, Jan. 2. The long arm of the wireless has reached from the Eiffel tower, Paris, to the govern ment station at Arlington, a distance of four thousand miles, according to a report of Commander C. H. Bullard to Secretary of the Navy Meyer to day. Naval officers consider this the most Important achievement of the wireless since Us Invention. Tbe communications between Washington and Paris were estab lished In the quiet hours of early morning when the Arlington operator received the time signal sent out from the Eiffel tower every fifteen minutes. G0MPERS AND AIDS APPEAL Petition Allege Court Erred In Sen tencing Labor Leader to Jail for Contempt. Washington, Jan. 4. Samuel (tamp ers, John Mitchell and Frank Mor rison of the American Federation of Labor, convicted of contempt of court and sentenced to Jail In connection with the Buck' Stove ft Range case. have died their appeal In the District of Columbia court of appeals. It al leges tbe men were convicted not ol contempt of court, but of want of re spect for Judicial authority. Seven teen alleged error are charged against Justice Wright The "commit tee of prosecutors will file a brltJ in reply before February 6. COAL OUTPUT IS GOOD WESTERN COUNTIES CONTRI BUTE MORE THAN HALF OF TOTAL. Work Has Been Grestly Hampered by Lack of Care Output for This Year Should Rcsch Much Higher Figure. Frankfort. Kentucky's coal output for 1912 was 14,000,000 tons, accord ing to a report of the United Geolog ical Survey. It says: "The development in what is known as the Elkhorn coal field, In. south eastern Kentucky, which have been ac tively pushed during the last two years, are expected to be in full run ning order in the spring of 1913, and will swing the maJoBj, production of the state from the western to the eastern district Up to the present time the larger part of the production has been derived from the western counties, and in 1912, out of an esti mated output of 14,000,000 tons, the western counties have contributed over half, or say 7,500,000 tons, as compared with 6,500,000 tons from the eastern counties. "The whole state has suffered from car shortage In 1912, but it was espe cially felt in western Kentucky, where, in December, the car supply on the Louisville & Nashville railroad was only 65 per cent of the needs, and n the Illinois Central railway barely 40 per cent From April 1 to May 15 an agreed suspension of mining oc curred in the organized districts of western Kentucky, which affected about 5,000 men." McCreary Names Delegate. V Governor McCreary appointed dele gates to the Fourth International Con gress on School Hygenic, which meets in Buffalo August 25 to 30. They fol low: Dr. J. N. McCormack, Bowling Green; T. J. Coates, Barksdale Ham lett and Dr. John O. Smith, Frank fort; Mrs. Lafon Allen, Harrodsburg; Fred Mutchler, Prof. H. H. Cherry, Bowling Green; Dr. W. E. Grant, Prot W. H. Bartholomew, Louisville; T. A. Hendrick, Cynthlana, M. A. Cassldy, Lexington; M. O. Winfrew, Mlddles- i u'jru- c. i. vmrmvj, vv iucu?ier; ea ger C. Riley, Burlington; Leslie Bos- ley, Danville; J. W. Ranklns, Danville; J. E. Lanter, Winchester; R. I. R. L. McFarland, Owensboro; Orville Stivers, Louisville; J. W. True, George town; M. J. Gordon, Mt. Sterling; John W. Clarkson, Lebanon; M. P. Hlfner, Versailles; G. M. Money, Shelbyvllle; J. W. Ireland, Stanford; J. L. Pilker- ton, Ellsabethtown; C. C. Sandusky, Nlcbolasville; W. D. Rodds, Mayfleid, and N. C. Hammack, Morganfield. Report of State Geologist According to the quarterly report of State Geologist J. B. Hoeing, made to the Advisory Board, a practically vir gin coal field of fine proportion is on the eve of development along tbe up per Licking river in Magoffin and Mor gan counties. Two co-operative camps of the state and government survey have Just been closed for the winter In Warren county and near Hindman. The latter camp was finishing work in the vicinity of Pound Gap to con netft with similar work being done In Virginia. The survey is about ready to complete a map of the Owensboro and Tell City coal field. An interest ing work has been carried on in the fireclay district embracing Rowan, Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties, and maps of the Georgetown quad' rangle and the Big Sandy valley coal field from Prestonburg to the mouth of the river. City le Offering Prise. Louisville came up handsomely with cash prizes for the Kentucky Educa tional Association, which will meet there in April. Secretary Thomas Vinson, who was In Louisville on busi ness connected with the meeting, col lected $250 In a half day. This mouey will be distributed in addition to the banners to stimulate interest In the attendance. For the county sending tbe largest delegation, considering the number of teachers in the county and the distance traveled. $75 in gold will be given; to the second, $50 In gold; to tbe third, $25, and to the next five $10 and to the next ten $5. It will be left to the County Teachers' Associa tion of each county receiving a prise as to what shall be done with the money. Refuse to Stamp Warrant. Stat Treasurer Thomas Rhea de clined to stamp as Interest-bearing a warrant for $2,000 for the mitnte nance of tbe girls' dormitory at the elate university. This mouey waa ap propriated In a special act of the gen eral assembly several years ago, and Judge Lafferty, dean of tbe law school, thought this should tske It out of the operation of the rule applied to all spe cial appropriations. Treasurer Rhea said all would bo treated alike, aud no interest-bearing warrants would be Is sued unless the court of appeals de- Me otheivis. Membership to be Increased. Effort to Increase the membership of the Kentucky Educational Associa tion from 3,280 to 5,000 at tbe meet ing In Louisville April 30. will be crowned with success. In the opinion of Secretary Thomas Vinson, who Is receiving regular and encouraging re ports from tbe Congressional district committees In charge of the work of arousing Interest among teachers In their territories. He Is devoting a great deal of time to the rally aud expressed gratification at the co-operation the association is meeting with. The two normal schools will to gether send about 2,000 to the meet ing on special trains, arrangements for securing which will be made In the next week. Superintendent of Public Instruction Barksdale Hamlett also will bring the meeting to tbe at tention of the county and city school boards, urging the former to increase the pay of rural teachers who attend the meeting, a dollar a month, and the latter to dismiss their school and allow the teacher full pay for tbe time of the meeting. The rural schools will be out by that time. Prizes will be offered to Induce at tendance. The county sending the largest delegation, considering the dis tance traveled, will receive a huge silk banner, and smaller ones will be given the counties in each district sending the largest delegations. Olh er prizes, aggregating $300 in gold will be given county delegations. It seems assured, Mr. Vinson said, that Theodore Roosevelt will speak at one of the night meetings on the child problem. Either Elbert Hub bard or Capt. Richmond Pearson Hob son will be the other speaker. Whisky Tax le Raised. The valuation for taxation on whis ky in bond waa raised $2 the barrel by the State Board of Valuation and As sessment The tax was placed at $13 the barrel in the tentative assessment over the protest of the distillers, who complained of the raise of $2 made by the last board. Notices will be sent out to the distillers, who have thirty days In which to file complaint before the tax i made final. Tax. Clerk C. F. Saunders, of State Auditor Bosworth'a office, ha mailed to the distillers blanks on which to make the return of the whisky taken out of bond, but will not be able to furnish them tables on which to compute the tax until this 1913 assessments Is made final. Ev ery four months the distillers report the number of barrels taken out of bond and pay the tax on them. This Is done in January, May and Septem ber, but on account of the late assess ment they will not be able to pay the tax In January this year. The revenue derived from this source last year un der a $10 tax was $133,000. Medala Given te Guardsmen. Service medals for nine, fifteen and twenty-one years of faithful service In the Kentucky National Guard have been awarded by the Adjutant Gen eral's office to the following officers: Twenty-one years' service CoL Jouett Henry, Third Infantry; Lieut Col. Nelson J. Edwards, Second In fantry; Lieut Col. Ersklne B. Bassett. Third Infantry; MaJ. C. W. Longmire, Second Infantry. Fifteen years' service Capt An thony G. Chapman, Third Infantry; Capt. Charles H. Tandy, Third Infan try. Nine years' service May. Henry H. Denhardt. Third Infantry; MaJ. T. W. Woodyard, Quartermaster; MaJ. John A. Webb, Second Infantry; Capt. E. W. Clark. Third Infantry. Federal Building. Concerted effort on the part of tbe thirty-eight states rep resented In the American Association of Fairs and Expositions will be ex erted toward pushing through Con gress House bill No. 18005, wfelch car ries an appropriation of $100,000 for a Federal building on every state fair ground in the country. Tbe building is to be devoted to tbe exhibition of food and forage crops and 20 per cent of tbe flodr spare Is to be given over to Federal exhibits. Commissioner of Agriculture J. W. Newman, who is a member of the committee assigned to promoting the interest of the bill ex pects the bill to pass. 369 8tate Banks Have Been Inspected. Since July 12, when the law creating tbe department became operative, the State Banking Department has In spected 369 banks, and will have com pleted the first round of inspections by the middle of February. The law re quires an Inspection of each bank at least once a year. This being a legal holiday and the banks closed. Com missioner R. R. Revll held a confer ence with the inspectors, John B. Chenault A. B. Farris and E. J. Doss. Prof. Harker Is Appointed. Chairman Daniel E. O'Sulllvan. of the Stat Prison Commission, ha an nounced the appointment of Prof. Har vey R. Harker, of I-oulsvtlle, to suc ceed M. M. Mallory as the head of the educational department of the 6 hool of Reform. .