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WASTED MANAGEMENT OF - EASTERN KEN TUCKY NORMAL SCHOOL SHARPLY CRITICISED. REPORT OF THE EXAMINER State's Legislature Did . Not Intend So Much . Latitude School Debt Will Be $81,781.98. "Western Newspaper Union News Service Frankfort- Almost reckless use of money in the expenditures of main taining the Eastern Kentucky "Normal school at Richmond, and money spent " with no hope of return in the form 6f benefits to students, is the charge Sherman Good paster in his report to Gov. McCreary of his investigation of the financial condition of this institu tion. In addition to the general main tenance of the institution a farm has been purchased by the school at J18, O00, a house used by the president was purchased at a cost of $12,500, and re modeled at a cost of $2,343.42, and an addition has been made to Sullivan ball at a cost of $29,400. Goodpaster says that the statute providing for ex penditures' of money appropriated to this school is not broad enough to cov er such expenditures as these. Good paster estimates that at the end of this month the school will ;be $81,781.98 in debt, with no available assets to meet the expenditures." A recapitula tion of the receipts and expenditures for the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1912, shows receipts $118,995.87 and expenditures $107,816.53, leaving a bal ance of $10,932.14. For the first nine months of the'present fiscal year the receipts, including the balance on hand, were $80,856.29 and the disburse ments $70,922.6& He estimates the expenses of maintaining the institu tion from March 31 to June 30 at $12, 500, and the outstanding liabilities of the institution at $98,029.08, while the available assets, including $27,500 due from the state, $933jB0 cash balance and $313.50 due from the students, amount to $28,747.10, leaving estimat ed net liabilities at the close of the fiscal year $81,8.71.98. Small Cities Get Deposits. Secretary McAdoo, of the treasury department, announced the names of banks in Kentucky, Indiana and other states among which are to be' distributed-$10,000,000 of government money at 2 per cent interest. Ken tucky gets $180,000 of this fund. In the list qf new depositories Louisville does not receive any additions.. This was explained at the department as no reflection on Louisville's banking insttutons, but is in accordance with the new policy of recognizing the smaller cities and banks in the $10, 00,000 deposit. The new Kentucky depositories are: Bowling Green, American Citizens' National bank; Danville, Citizens' National bank and Farmers' National bank; -Elizabeth-town, First National bank of Hardin; Henderson, Henderson National; Jack son, Frst National; Lexington, Phoe nix and Third National bank; Morgan - field, Morganfield National bank; Paris, First National "bank; Somerset, First National bank. ' , Sues City of Hopkinsville. The judgment of the Woodford cir cuit court awarding the administrator of the state of Thomas Parks $5,980 damages against the Louisville & Nashville railroad for-Parks's death,' and the judgment in the case of James Gee's administrator against the city of Hopkinsville, were affirmed by the court of appeals. Gee was drowned while attempting to cross a stream at night, and his administrator sued the city for damages for not having erect ed a bridge and maintaining lights so that travelers could be able to dis cover the condition of the" stream. Well-Known Correspondent Dies. John Huston Stuart, 47, for 31 years a newspaper correspondent in this city, and known to every politician of prominence in the state, died at Daw son Springs, where he went a week ago in the hope of. recuperating from an illness which had confined him..to his bed for six weeks. His death was due to a complication of causes. His body will be brought here. Mr; Stuart was a native of Clark county, a broth er of Thomas Stuart, of Winchester. Governor To Announce Candidacy. Gov. McCreary returned from Wash ington after an absence of more than a week.' In a conversation. he stated that U is his present Intention to enter the primary for United States senator and intimated that his announcement may come the flatter part of this or next week, depending on how soon he finds the' opportunity to prepare his announcement." Health Exhibit Car Entcur. The Kentucky tuberculosis commis sion made final arrangements for tak ing the health exhibit " car , over tha state, and the commission hopes to keep the car on the road for tw? years, in" order ; to reach all of th a available points. The committee, com prising Mrs. Desha Breckenridge, 1 oi Lexington; Dr. Everett Morris, of Sul phur, and Dr. H.. 8. Kellar, of this city, was apointed. to engage 'one or mora representatives to travel with the cai and explain the exhibits. BEING BYRON NEWTON H "l x " '' - j j Y - x ' t& if i t .. 41 ti Jl i;y 1 f: . . I Byron Newton, a former newspaper man, who has been acting as private secretary to Secretary of the Treas ury McAdoo, is considered the prob able successor to Assistant Secretary Sherman Allen, a holdover from the Taft administration. 100 MAY BE DEAD Miners Are Entombed by Blast . in Big Colliery. Scott Shaft of Susquehanna Coal Co., Near Shamokln, Pa-, is Afire . Rescue Burned Bodies. .. Shamokln Pa., June 9. One hun dred miners are entombed in the Scott colliery of the Susquehanna. Coal com pany, which is located near here. It is said the mine is on fire and that a score or more badly burned were res cued from the mine. ; Several miners were killed and a number burned in an explosion of gas in the second lift of a slope in the Scott colliery, operated by the Sus quehanna Coal company. A party of men have gone to the entombed, the number, it is said, about 25. So far it is impossible to tell how many vic tims of the explosion there -are. At noon two dead men, George Soduskie and Steven Warren, and ten burned men had been recovered. A majority of the burned were in a serious con dition and it Is feared a few of them will die. The rescuers have been com pelled to wear oxygen helmets to with stand the poisonoua air. Nearly all of the workmen are foreigners. Lisbon, O., June 9. Michael Dunn, forty, is dying here, a suicide, after failing to murder his entire family, a wife and six small children. Accord ing to Mrs. Dunn, he came home after having been drinking heavily and armed with a revolver threatened to kill the entire family of eight. His wife barred him from the house. After vain attempts to break down the door and get in he went to the barn and shot himself.' She found him there later. LONDON EDITOR IS FINED Cecil Chesterton of Eye Witness Found Guilty of Libeling God- . frey Isaacs. . London, June 9. Cecil Chesterton, publisher of the Eye Witness, was found guilty of libeling Godfrey Isaacs manager of the . English Marconi com pany. His statements in the publica tion imputed dishonesty in relation to the stock transactions in Ameri can Marconi "shares. ; Chesterton was fined $500 and ordered kept in prison until the amount was paid. He was also ordered to pay the costs of prose cution, - i KEENE BREAKS COLLARBONE Captain of Newly Selected American Polo Team -Hart In Practice Game. Meadowbrook, N. Y., June 9. Fox hall Keene, captain of the newly se lected American polo team, broke his collarbone In a practice session v here. The Injury to vKeene means that he will not be able to participate in . the international . polo matches which are to take place , here on June 10, and Harry Payne Whitney, captain of the old team, no doubt will take his place.1 ..Baer Refuses. Aid to Veterans. Washington, June 9. President Baer of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad has refused to comply with the request of Secretary, of War Gar rison that the road provide additional facilities for. the veterans-assembling at the Gettysburg , celebration, July 1 to 4. - ; v. ., .' . . Y Miss Davidson-Will Die. . . . London, . June 3. Miss , Emily Wild ing. Davison, the militant suffraeette wno i attempted to break up the Eng j llsh', Derby and who was trampled hy me a.ing'8 norse, is said to be in a desperate condition. In fact the doc tors who operated upon Miss Davison say that her case is hopeless, , , FIGHTS III SECRET DEMOCRAT; SI; NATE CAUCUS ON TARIFF MEASURE BEHIND -: V CLOSED DOORS. - ROBS DEBATE OF INTEREST Only Two or Three Senators of Ruling Party Will Voice Their Objections In Public Material Changes Will "- Be Few. V , By GEORGE CLINTON. Washington. If the Democratic cau cus in the senate, held for the purpose of discussing the tariff 'bill and -of binding the members tc(jupport it as a 'party measurer were not held be hind closed . doord ; the country prob ably would - be given- the ", details of the most interesting Incident, connect ed with the presentyariff debate in ,the senate. The Democrats,-for' what they say are adequate : reasons, have declined to follow the example which the Progressives! arid later the Re publicans set by holding open. -caucuses. ' ' . , " ' - It is -very' " likely'" that the -only thing really exciting in connection with the tariff debate is the Demo cratic; caucus Jn the senate, for when the bill ' gets to the floor it virtually will be assured of united Democratic support, except -for that of two or three senators made temporarily aliens to their party by- sugar and wool. In the caucus room when the doors are closed the various members say what is in their hearts against different schedules of the biU and thus one could get, If he could, hear, a perfect line on individual Democratic upper house opinions on the. subject of a measure which nearly all the Democratic senators will support on a final vote. If there were several Senator Dol livers in the" present senate interest might hold its own in the coming tar iff debate even if it is the third or fourth one of recent history. Dolll ver is dead, however, and there is no man just like him on either side of the senate's center eisle today. Mr. Penrose, the Republican leader, will offer amendment after amendment to the Democratic measure and these will call for lengthy debate, 'because there is no way of shutting it off, but the "give and take" on most of , the things which the Pennsylvanian will offer almost unquestionably will be found to be in words identical with those used on former occasions. If They Said What They Thought. What would make the debate in. the senate really exciting would follow the, granting of permission by the party leaders to every Democratic senator to say openly juet what he feels like saying about the different schedules of this bill to which the president of the United States has given his sanc tion and over the passage of which he holds party authority. The two Louisiana senators can be depended upon to say some things not entirely sweet about sugar, and it is probable that John Sharp Williams, whose tongue is keener than his - middle name, will add. Borne pointed words about what he considers the inequali ties of the bill which his Alabama friend has sent over coupled with a request to( put it through ' expedi tiously. " . ' Certain' dispatches recently had it that Senator Owen of Oklahoma in tended to introduce a resolution to amend the senate rules "so that de bate could be ' shut off at any time, as it is ; possible to do in the house of representatives. It is not likely, it is said, that ' the Oklahoman could com mand ten votes from either or both parties on such a proposition: ; Few Material Changes Likely. In the Democratic caucus, the walls of the room having no ears, the sena tors say what they please about the bill. It-Is known to every person who has had opportunity to get sena torial opinions on the measure that if each Democratic senator could have his way in the matter 'the bill on its passage would look" so little like the bill on its introduction that Mr. Un derwood , would., pass .it ; by unrecog nized. The measure ; probably, how ever, will .undergcTno material altera tions." ' . ; . Some changes -will be made in the bill 'by, the finance committee of the senate, but '.if those .. which already have been suggested are a sample of those yet to be made it can be said that the measure from the low tariff man's point , of view will be helped rather than Injured by the changing process. President Wilson has been asked about -some of the changes which it is proposed, by the finance committee to make and he has agreed. This makes It certain that the varia tions will be equalizing in nature or will make for; lower rates. The presi dent seems to be complete master of the situation in thrt 'senate, ' " ; : Fitness the Test for Office."" , Democratic senators and representa tives, by force of ii,n intimation which amounts to an order, from. .President Wilson are undertaking the Diogenes task with somethirg added. They are trying to find, mea to recommend for office who-are not only honest but fiC ana apparently tnoy are having a job of it in some cases. There i$ restiveness if not resent ment evident among the Democratic ofiicials who think they ought to. have something coming to them in the way of patronage "with , no ; sharp ques tions asked."v They trudge the va rious ways to. the cabinet members' offices day after day with the names on their tongues tips of favorite Dem ocrats seeking preferment. The names lh only a few cases thus far have fall en on readily receptive ears. The members of the president's .official family seemingly know how useless it - is for them to go to the : White House as the sponsors for men whose, ability , and character records cannot stand scrutiny, and so they are sifting out the names of men , before their judgment. Seats. Here It is -nearly . into the fourth month j of. the: present administration and .barely a baker's dofcen of the great offices have been filled through appointment' by the president of the United States. The leaders In con gress have given over all through, ap parently, that Mr. Wilson is holding up . nominations until he finds out how the " senators intend to vote on the tariff a'nd the currency. They say that they have come to the conclusion that the White House is "square" In what it says about fitness for preferment, and that none but the .fit need apply or be applied for. Some Leaders Are Caustic . . Occasionally the Democrats of au thority and place who seek 'office" for others . get ;a v trifle., caustic -In their comments on the administration's at titude toward thenTand their friends. They say it may be only an accident, but that most of the men already ap pointed to offices are "original Wil son" men. It remains, however, for the critics of the president's course to point out more than one or possibly two original Wilson men who have been given preferment and who have not been able to qualify under . the ability clause of Mr. Wilson's private pronouncement. - The Democrats say that with spring crowding hard on the heels of sum mer, all the big offices should be held by Democrats, but 'that as things are now the Democratic administration is doing its work hemmed in and in part regulated by hold-over Republican offi cials. The Democrats do not like it, but their resentment is not likely to take on an aggressively severe form. There are a dozen places in the at torney general's department which the Democrats would like to give to the faithful, but as yet there is no "To Let" sign hanging above the desks of the men who were appointed under a previous administration. - Before Dem ocrats can get these assistant attorney general Jobs the Republican lawyers and the few Democrats who were ap pointed by a Republican administra tion and therefore are .considered proper subjects for removal, must be separated from their jobs. ' Washington Press Club. President Woodrow Wilson has ac cepted honorary membership, as have most of the presidents before him, in several Washington clubs. The only club in this city to which, the president belongs and in which he pays dues like any other member - is . the National Press club. He is eligible as an au thor to membership in this organiza tion, which has just celebrated its fifth anniversary and has published its sixth year. book. '. V- There are no honorary members of the National Press club. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, Sec retary of the Navy Josephus Daniels and Secretary of the Interior Frank lin K. Lane are dues-paying members of the club, and they have .secured membership in it because of their editorial experiences. Washington newspaper men feel rather proud of their press club and they have set forth some of. its merits as they view them in the year book which has just come from the press. This newspaper men's organization is a financially successful institution. It has . a bal ance in the bank and it is looking for ward to the day when it can build a home of its own. .The writer and compiler of the at tractive year book probably does not overstate matters when he says: "The 'Hobby Night' discussions in .which lit erary light, . scholars, scientific and celebrated professional men of differ ent spheres have participated on invi tation, have proved to be not. only highly entertaining, but educational for the country at large. .- A great east ern newspaper recently said editorially that the National Press club, through the ,'Hpbby Night' . Innpvation, has done the people of America and the world of notable service." , .Some Hobby Night Speakers. Among the men who have participated.-in the "Hobby Night" discussions at the Press, club are President . Wil son, who - spoke on his hobby 'to the newspaper men while he was still governor of New Jersey; James Bryce, former British ambassador to the Unit ed. States; former Secretary of the Treasury - Franklin MacVeagh; Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, Joseph G. Can non, Champ Clark, Dr. Harvey W. Wi ley, Admiral Peary, the discoverer of the north pole; Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador to the United States; John Phillip Sousa, and many others of national and world fame. . In, the course of the year the Press club's quarters are visited by news paper men of prominence from.' all over the world. ; 'its non-resident list includes the names ' best known to modern journalism, and the list is not confined to the 'names of. Americans. The club maintains a special guest committee, whose duty.it .Is to Invite distinguished men who happen to visit Washington ' to accept the organiza tion's hospitality and to talk to the members .upon subjects . which they hold closest at heart. : There are no "closed sessions" of the National Press club. Men who are Invited to express their, view on "Hobby Night," or any other night,' arc told -in advance that they must i say nothing which they; are not willing shall be published. Thus warned in advance no speaker ever yet has. made a "break" and he has been able to give to the newspapers of the country his views ,upon major subjects of nja tlonal interest. , An Outdoor Birthday Party. How children do love parties, birth day parties especially, and every child is entitled to one day out of the year for his or her very own, and of course this is the natal day.. I won der If mothers realize they;are mak ing history and how very short the time, will be when these wee tots will be saying: "When I was little we did so and so I am reminded of an eld erly woman who always counts back to her sixth birthday and the sake which she chose for the occasion was "roll Jelly." The young mother was not an expert cook but she had prom ised the child she would chose the kind of cake she wanted, and, let me add. she made it, and it was glorious in the child's eyes and has gone down into the annals of a happy life with many a birthday cake and a party. Remember, children sre the most satisfactory of all gueists, the very fact of dressing and, going to a party and bringing home the spoils is bliss. Provide little baskets of dainty tissue paper bags in which to put the favors and candies, and even the cake, for some kiddies love to take samples home. Now for the party. We will need a lawn, some trees and a big porch and then with these accessories there must be a big bowl of lemonade on hand under a Japanese' umbrella, the stake or handle being driven Into the ground. Children are. always thirsty and this will prevent them from run ning into the house for a drink every five minutes. Hide animal crackers over the grounds and tell the guests there is a whole menagerie hidden un der the bushes. In the grass and even in the benches of the trees; give each one a paper bag in which to put the game and give a little ' prize to the one who finds tne most. A small flag may be hidden and that will make an other hunt, the gay little "stars and stripes' being pinned on the lucky finder. The "eats" will be the climax of the party and the cake should be lighted with due ceremony and the children allowed to blow out the candles. Cun-. ning favors are made by sticking ani mal crackers together with icing, and thus made they will stand upright at each plate. Delicious small cookies may be ornamented with daisies made from blanched almonds, the stem. and leaves of angelica! fasten them on with frosting.- Snapping motto caps always give pleasure and sometimes the Christ mas tree sparkles are obtainable at this season and they are lovely set to going outdoors and are not -harmful. Ice cream may be served in orange halves, thus . making baskets with smflax for handles. Orange ice is very good served this way and is not so rich as ice cream. The party sta tionery that comes for ' parties is a joy to use for the invitations and the "Sunbonnet" baby cards are attrac tive also. The "five and ten" cent One Material Is Used in These Dresses From Vienna W idl Vr I 111 i - $ 'V j is im - rw. ""TV) lYtiVrrr -r'k-fiii r - - -'- -Vi H y , Models show the us of one material for the! entire dress. All three Cretset are of c Id rose cotton crepe with lingerie collars. ttnra furnish anr number of trifles f gt a fish pond if one cares for this, or for a grab bag, or better still, for a "fairy tree." Tie the parcels onto the low -branches and let each child . clip off one with , a pair of scissors. Anything that makes for mystery te -an adjunct to a child's party. ' . . '.. Candle Tricks. I Children and even grownups enjoy after-dinner tricks and I give these Just as they came to me. They are all to be performed with candles. I have not had time to try them. Perhaps some of you will be kind enough to write me if they are any good. You could use them " as an adjunct to, a bazar, performing them in a separate booth with curtains hung at the door to give an air of mystery, and charge a penny to get in. Of course, this is all to be done by young people; as It is within their possibilities. Put a nail In the end of a candle and set. It all in a glass filled with water. The nail will steady the candle, which will burn until nothing remans, al ways rising above the surface of the water by. reason of the decrease in weight. Take a small picture cut from a pa per or book, and wrap it tightly around a candle. Light a match or another candle and hold the flame near until the paper becomes trans parent. Unwrap the paper, and every pne will be astonished to find the pic ture printed on the candle. Put a candle unlighted in a basin of water. Let several try to take it out with their mouths, not touching the candle with their hands. Every one will fail. Then you put your face in the water, and, when your mouth is near the end of the candle, draw in a deep breath, and the suction of the water will draw the candle into your mouth. Allow some drops from a Uglier! candle to fall into a basin of cold I'a ter. This grease will form floilLE. String these on a wire with green leaves made from paper, and an in teresting plant will be the result Heat a piece of wire and stick it crosswise through the middle of a candle. Make a wick at both ends. Balance the candle on two tumblers. Light the wicks, and the dropping of the candle grease will make the candle see-saw, faster - and faster as the flame grows hotter. This is a pretty experiment Pastimes For Outdoor Parties. Did you every try "Blowing the Cone?" The youngsters will love it Make a large cone of stiff paper and slip it on. a string stretched between two trees about three feet from the ground. Give each child a try to see if by blowing into the large end of the cone they can send it across the string. The art is to see who can send it ever with the fewest "blows." Another very good amusement is to tie a knot in a clothes line and stretch it conveniently high between two trees or posts, blindfold each child in turn and give him three clothes pins. Then see who can come the nearest the knot. Each pin is marked with the player's number? for instance, three will be marked "I," three "2," etc. This gives each one three trials. If the party is a large one it will be best to let each child have just one pin and instead of numbering the clothespins could have colored ribbons tied to them, each child to remember his or her color. MADAME MERRI. When Darning Stockings. Use a white china egg as a mending ball for black stockings and a black one for white stockings. This ' wil? preventjjre strain.