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Not Sine 1313 Hat Rome Experienced
Similar Condition, Whllo Naples
and Messina Arc Helpless With
For Snow Fall.
Rome, July 12. All of Italy was bo-
lug lashed by storms of unprecedented
violence Friday accompanied by tem
peratures lower than any previously
recorded for this season. Great areas
have been devested by wind and hall
snowstorms are reported In the north
ern mountainous district, damage to
fruit crops will reach millions and the
entire country Is terrorized" by meteor
ologlcal disturbance. Earthquakes
and showers of mud and ashes from
Vesuvius are causing alarm In the vl
clnlty of Naples.
Such weather In the middle of July
baa not been recorded In Italy since
the year 1313, when superstitious peo
ple attributed It to the repetition of
the No. 13.
Naples, Italy, July 12. Extraordl
nary falls of rain and ball have flood'
ed the surrounding country for the
last two days. Torrents of water.
mixed with mud and ashes from
Vesuvius, have Inundated the villages
along the Gulf of Turin. Owing to a
strong cold wind from the north, ac
companled by hurricanes, the temper
ature fell almost to freesing point.
Snow bas fallen In the Alps.
Messina, July 12. A violent temp
est In the vicinity of the Straits of
Messina accompanied by heavy rain
fall has caused enormous damage in
this region. Crops have been destroy
ed and floods have compelled the pop
ulation to leave the hots in which they
bave been living since .-.- the great
earthquake of a few years ago.'. ' ' w
' Cosenxa, Italy; July 12. Hurricanes
accompanied . by earthquake shook
and underground rumblings bave ter-
rUSed tho penmanU l this eejrle for
the last two days. "This Is especially
the case In the Isolated village.
where the people have not recovered
from the fright caused by the earth
quake which occurred at the end of
Interstate Commerce Commission Calls
Railway Wasteful No Excuse
for Deficit In 1912.
Washington, July 11. Financial
operations of the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad, its own
ership of trolley lines and control of
allied New England railways are con
demned In unmeasured terms by the
Interstate commerce commission in
the report of its investigation made
public here. The commiasoln's con
clusions In part are:
That the "outside' financial man
agement has been "wasteful In the
extreme," and that had tbe New
Haven confined Itself to actual rail
road activities under tbe same condi
tions that prevailed In other respects
"It could have paid a dividend of eight
per cent, tor the fiscal year 1912 and
carried to surplus account $ 1,794,000,
instead of showing a deficit of $930,
Officials of Erie Railroad Announce
That They Are Unable to Meet
Any Advance In Wags.
New York, July 10. Ninety-four per
cent, of the membera of the Brother
4, hood of Railway Trainmen and of the
Order ot Railway Conductors out of
76,683 participating In a strike vote
In the wage dispute with the eastern
railroads are in favor of a strike.
These figures were announced on
Tuesday at a Joint meeting ot union
representatives and a committee of
railroad managers.
Tbe Erie railroad says that it is
willing to consider wages and condl
' tlons of Individuals, but will not
agree to a general Increase for any
class of employes at the sacrifice of
, needed safety appliances aud Im
proved equipment.
U. S. Will Probe Failures.
t Pittsburgh, Pa., July 9. As a result
ot the suspension of the First-Second
.National bank of Pittsburgh on Mon
day, one of the largest Institutions In
the country, of which W. 8. Kuhn Is
president, tbe government may start
1 criminal prosecution. The bank had
more than $30,000,000 In deposits.
The closing of the First-Second
bank was followed by action in rapid
series against various other Interests
with which the Kuhns are identified.
During the day there was a run on
the Pittsburgh Bank tor Savings, a
large Institution, of which J. &
Cuba is president,
Colonel, Describing AcMvitUs.ln ih
Capitol, Refers to "Taxicabs and
Baltimore Fire of 1903" Letters
to Mitchsll Introduced.
Washington. July 14 Col. Martin
M. Mulhalt appeared before the lobby
Investigating committee of the Unl-
ted States senate during special
night session on Friday and gave
that body part ot his confes
sion. Mulhall took the stand and sub
scribed to the oath with a smile,
Senator Reed, designated by Chair
man Overman to examine the wit
ness, began by placing In evidence a
list of the officers of the National
Association ot Manufacturers In 1907
and a list of the members of the as
sociation. Mulhall said he was born
In 1850 and had lived In Baltimore
more than thirteen years. He said
before he went with the National As
sociation of Manufacturers he was
"principally In politics," and was con
nected with the Republican national
"I refused a bribe of $5,000 and a
life position In the naval service In
1892," said Muluall. "That year 1
had charge of the Republican cam
paign In Albany and Rensselaer coun-
tios. New York. Previous to that 1
had charge of William McKlnley's
gubernatorial campaign In Ohio."
The witness said he first became
Interested In the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers In 1902, when
he met Marshall Cushlng, Its secre
tary, in a Washington hotel. Senator
Reed asked him about his relations
with labor. - He said the late Senator
Quay of Pennsylvania sent him to
confer with John Mitchell, during the
anthracite strike In the Pennsylvania
fields In 1902 to get the "Inside story."
During that ttrie. Mulliall said he ar-
ranged so- jifcrr ee t,uwn Gov
ernor Stone ot Pennsylvania ' and
three labor leaders. The first Mulhall
letter Introduced was addressed to
Mitchell in February, 1902, relating to
these meetings. A letter of March
18, 1902, from Mulhall to Mitchell de
clared that the leaders of the Repub
lican organization could do more for
the miners' union "than any arbitra
tlon board In existence."
A letter dated May 17, 1902, from
Mulhall to Mitchell told of a confer
ence between Mulhall and Governor
Stone at which Stone expressed sym
patby with the miners.
A letter in August, 1901, from M.
Carroll Downs, who, Mulhall said, was
secretary to the late Senator McComas
of Maryland, was put In tbe record by
Senator Reed. It related to the em
ployment ot two men In the treasury
Edward Booth, one of the men who
was to get a Washington Job, wrote
to Mulhall about the work being done
to keep up tbe Workmen's Protective
association. Mulhall said this organi
sation was Republican In politics. In
it Booth said McComas seemed to be
handing out the "same old Jolly" and
complained about the class of Jobs he
and Williams were to get.
"We do not propose to do anything
for the Republican party this fall un
less they do more tor us," be wrote.
Both said the organization could put
200 active political workers In the field
and that It expected to be a large fac
tor In the Baltimore mayoralty elec
tion that year.
A letter of July 12, 1903, to Mulhall
as head of the Workmen's Protective
association from an officer In an asso
ciation of engineers In New York was
read by Senator Reed. Tbe letter said
that "Senator McComas has voted
right in the interests of labor in every
measure that has come before the Uni
ted States senate In the last six years."
At this time. Mulhall said. Marshall
Cushlng was secretary ot the National
Association of Manufacturers He bad
known Cushlng In 1898 when the latter
was an editorial writer in New York,
Speak'ng of letters from Cushlng,
Senator Reed found one without a sig
nature and wanted to know If the Na
tional Association of Manufacturers'
secretary wrote unsigned letters.
"Always," said Mulhall.
Two Important discrepancies were
noted In Mulhall's testimony. He dated
all his relations with the Manufactur
ers' association from the 1 Baltimore
fire, which he said occurred In 1903. It
took place In 1904. He also said that
most of bis 1903 interviews with Sec
retary Cushlug of the manufacturers
took place in taxicabs in Washington.
There were no taxicabs here then.
U. 8. Demands Release of Americans.
Washington, July 14. Secretary Gar
rison ordered Col. Edwin P. Brewer ot
the Fourteenth cavalry at Fort Mcin
tosh, Tex., to demand the release of
five Americans, with 369 cattle and 39
horses, held by Mexican revolutionists.
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The start of tbe raoe for hydro-aeroplanes from Chicago to Detroit,
following the hores of the lakes, was marred by storm and accidents to the
machines, but several of the contestants got away. The photograph shows
two of them in Chicago harbor. '
8et Exploslvs on Cotton Exchange
Wife of Physician Surrenders
and Glories In Deeds.
Liverpool. July 11. A remarkable
confession of a dual life, which In
some respects equals the strange case
of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, was
made here by a woman. Mrs. Edith
Rigby, wife ot a rich and prominent
doctor, admitted to the police that
she ha been a members ot militant
Suffrage arson squad tor sly months
without . her husband's, knowledge.
Every night she would slip from nor
home and set Are to buildings, "P'snfc
those, opposing the cause. She tifc
the police that she had caused at least
$200,000 damage through her own ex
ertlona. Her husband opposes suffrage
and she had to carry on her campaign
of vandalism clandestinely. By day
she appeared a gentle, dutiful wife,
with no thought of "Votes for wom
en," butt night she went forth with
violence In her heart. She was ar
After being taken to the police sta
tion Mrs. Rigby dramatically con
fessed burning down the mansion of
Sir W. H. Lever, Bart, la Lancashire,
when over $100,000 damage was done.
"I burned Sir Wm. Lever's home
because I understood that King
George was to visit there," cried Mrs,
Rigby. "I scattered the suffrage pla
cards. I burned other buildings. I
risked my life night after night In the
manufacture of bombs. But I would
give my life for the cause. I would
give up my husband and my children
everything. I place the suffrage
cause above everything perhaps
above religion."
Chicago, July 10. An electrical
storm struck Elgin, 111., on Tuesday
with all the force of a tornado and
loft a swath of wreckage In Its wake.
As a result of the storm the entire
city was in darkness.
Leavenworth, Kan., July 12. Mi
chael J. Young, Boston, Mass., and
Charles Wachmelster, Detroit, Mich.,
two of the alleged dynamiters re
ceived at the federal prison January
1, were released on bonds.
Galveston, Tex.. July 10. The first
shipload of banana stalks has arrived
In the city from Central America.
They are consigned to factory for the
purpose of producing fiber and mate
rials that will be used In plsce of
cotton waste.
Bayfield, Wis., July 11. George An
drews, logger, loaded six stumps with
dynamite and lighted all the fuses.
One of tbe fuses appeared to bave
tailed, and, after waiting a minute,
Andrews weut to relight 1L As be
leaned over the stump the charge ex
ploded and killed him instantly.
Newport. R. I., July 11. A farm,
small but fully equipped with modern
appliances, Is the latest "toy" of Vlu
son Walsh McLean, the $100,000,000
Newport, England, July 12. Mrs.
Humphreys Muckworth, the richest
militant suffragette In Eugland, was
tried aud fouud guilty of smashlug
letter boxt-s for the "cause" and was
fined $100. Hr. Mack worth was ar
rested on Juue 16 after she had demol
ished a number of letter boxes and
destroyed the contents.
Aggregate In the Leading Gralna
Placed at 4,929,000,000 Bushels ,
Corn Acreage Less. '
Washington, July 11. The govern
ment crop report for July issued
Thursday Indicates bountiful crops of
all the cereals, but the total produc
tion this year will be far below the
grand total for last year, when there
were record yields of nearly all the
loading grains.
s ,J" he total yield of the leading cereals
ls'jtlaced at 4.929,000,000 bushels, com
piled with 5,561.000,00 bushels a year
vlif T'iT fa cop'jpared wlth ,a,yur
7.io"W"iu otd, ' which promise yieid
of 1.031,000,000 bushels; against 1,418,
OOU.OOO bushels a year ago. Corn is
gort 154,000,000 bushels and the total
4heat crop is 29,000,000 bushels less
tlan laBt year. Barley Is 59,000,000
bushels less than a year ago at 165,
00b,000 bushels.
Spring wheat promises to yield 112,
00),000 bushels less than a year ago.
with an Indicated crop of 218,000,000
bishels. Winter wheat will be 82,000.
000 bushels heavier at 482,000,000
'bushels, thn tatu! vhent rrnn hnlnff
701.000,000 bushels, compared with
730,000,000 bushels as finally estimated
in 1912.
The first report on corn for the sea
son shows a high condition, 86.9, but
the acreage Is smaller than last year
at 106,834,000 acres.
Last year the corn acreage was 108,
110,000 acres and the condition July
1 was 81.5. Tbe crop promise on that
date was for no larger crop than at
present, although the final estimate
of the crop was 3,125,000,000 bushelH,
while the report Issued suggests a
harvest t 2,971,000,000 bushels, or
154,000,000 bushels less than In 1912.
Boy Declares Woman Tied 8tones to
Her Two Children and
Drowned Them.
Troy, Tenn., July 11. The bodies
of two children, with 'Stones tied
around their necks, were found in a
creek near here, and Mrs. Jennie
Yates, wife ot James Yates, is be
ing rushed to Memphis to prevent
violence by a mob which has formed
at the Jail. The two victims of the
brutal murder were Ida, ten years old,
and Llgon, aged ten years, stepchil
dren of the woman.
The children bad been missing for
two days, and the story of a little
playmate led to the discovery' ot
their bodies. The little son of a
neighbor of the Yates family told bow
he saw the stepmother selxed the chil
dren and drag them toward the
Secretary of Navy Mskss Address at
Parry centennial Celebration
In Erie, Pa. .
r Erie, Pa., July 11. Secretary of the
Navy Daniels was the guest of honor
at the Perry centeuulal celebration
bsre, and In tbe afternoon he deliv
ered the speech of tbe day, standing
under the shadow of the old reclaimed
brig Niagara at the public dock. A
luncheon was served to the secretary
ot the navy at noon at the home of
Mrs. Charles H. Strong, after which
he went to the publlo dock, where
he delivered his speech In the prea
no ol 10.000 people,
Emulate Maneuvers of Federals and
Confederates During Civil War
Laying Out Camp.
Western Newspaper I'nlon New Service.
Frankfort. The Kentucky Brigade,
National Guard, will Invade the state
of Virginia July 21, entering through
Cumberland Gap, and executing; ma
neuvers similar to those by Federals
and Confederates during the civil war.
Gen. Roger D. Williams, commanding
the brigade, and Capt. E. L. D. Breck
inridge, U. S. A., on duty at brigade
headquarters as inspector-Instructor
during the encampment, have made up
a program of the eight days' encamp
ment at Mlddlesboro, Including the
Virginia division, for which, however,
they have secured the consent of the
governor of that commonwealth. The
advance detail ot the brigade, consist
ing of the regimental quartermasters
and quartermaster sergeants, were
here seeing to the shipment of tents
from the arsenal, left Frankfort for
Lexington, where the commissary staff
Joined them, and went on from there
to Middlesboro. The MlddleBboro
company of the Second regiment Is de
tailed to assist in laying out the camp.
Prospect of Bumper Crop.
The State ot Kentucky having
been held1 for a month in the grip of a
costly drought the splendid prospects
In June for bumper crops of all kinds
have dwindled in some parts of the
state to almost a 50 per cent crop. Lo
cal showers helped some, but from ev
ery section of the state Is an appeal
for rain. Pastures are parched, ponds
are dry and crops of all kinds are suf
fering for mater. The condition ot
over last month of 5 per cent. Wheat
Is not yielding as many bushels per
acre as last year, but the quality ii
extra good. The yield and condition
of the various other crops are: Rye,
yield normal, condition 89 per cent;
corn, yield 98 per cent, condition 91
per cent; oats, yield 88 per cent, condi
tion 74 per cent; dark tobacco, yield
64 per cent, condition 75 per cent;
burley tobacco, ylied 8 per cent, con
dition 79 per cent; potatoes, yield94
per cent, condition 76 per cent; sweet
potatoes, yield 93 per cent, condition
89 per cent. The condition of grasses
follows: Blue grass, 74 per cent; clo
ver, 7S per cent; alfalfa, 87 per cent;
orchard grass, 81 per cent; cow peat;,
96 per cent, and soy beans, 83 per cent
Garden conditions are but 80 per cent.
Young poultry is reported at a 93 per
cent condition. Apples show 73 per
cent, as against 85 per cent last
month; peaches, 70 per cent, as
against 78 per cent last month; pears,
55 per cent, as against 61 per ceut lust
month; plums, 64 per cent, as asaiii.-t
C4 per cent last month; grapes. 87 per
ctnt, as against 89 per cent lasc month,
Slid blackberries, 90 per cent, holug
a somewhat smuller crop thuii was re
ported earlier.
Convict Labor Favored.
R. C. Terrell, state commissioner ot
roads, gave an Interview in which he
advocated convict labor on public
highways. He said:
"Convict labor Is not in direct con
flict with free labor, as road work is a
class of work which organized labor
does not engage in, and at the same
time convict labor Is not so cheap
when we consider the fact that the
cost of convicting the criminal usu
ally would be sufficient to secure bis
labor for ten years. Besides this cost
to the state, the state cares for the
convict In every way possible, and
there is no better way for blm to re
pay the state for the trouble snd ex
pense he has caused It than to build
highways, which will benefit tbe entire
publlo and afford the convict an op
portunity to improve his health ami
Will Do Trust Business.
The People's State Bank of Win
chester, capitalised at $100,000, hav
ing filed amended articles of Incorpo
ration, extending its business to in
clude that of a trust company, Stale
Banking Commissioner T. J. Smith au
thorised It to do a banking aud trust
business under the name of the Peo
ple's Stale Dank sud Trust Co.
Roy French Will Talk.
The Trlcouuty Medical Society of
Warren, Simpson aud Logan counties,
which met at tY.inWlin, was addressed
by Koy L. French, secretary of the
state tuberculosis commission. Frenoh
also addressed the Allen County
Teachers' Institute at Scottsvllle.
Construction of Primary Law.
Tbe section of the primary law, pro
vlding for agreement among candi
dates in the selection of election offi
cers, was construed by Assistant At
torney General M. M. Logan In the fol-
lowing communication to Representa
tive Ell Berry, of Owensboro:
. "Frankfort, Ky.. July 11. Mr. Ell
Borry, Owensboro, Ky. Dear Sir: ' In
yours of the 10th Inst, you ask for a
construction of Section 22 of the pri
mary election law, which section per
mits any group of candidates before)
the primary to select election officers
in each precinct In accordance with
tho condition of said section.
"My construction of the law is that
all candidates whose names will ap
pear upon the primary ballots must be
counted In making up the total num
ber of ballots, but it is further my
opinion that the precincts should be
considered as the unit when such
groups of candidates recommend elec
tion officers for appointment, and that
no candidate should be counted In ar
riving at the total number ef candi
dates In any precinct unless his name
will appear on the primary ballot la
that particular precinct
"This may not be the correct con
struction ot the law, but it seems to
me that the law should be so con
strued, and by so construing it Justice
will be done to all parties. Yours very
truly, M. M. LOGAN.
"Assistant Attorney General."
Federal Bureau Will Protect.
Protection for livestock owners of
Kentucky against epidemics among
their stork will be afforded by the
Federal Bureau of Animal Industry
until tbe General Assembly can pro
vide to employ a State Veterinarian. A
message was received by tbe State
Department of Agriculture from Com
missioner J. W. Newman, who stop
per in Washington on his way to At
lantic City to spend his vacation. He
said he bad talked with the chief ot
the bureau, who agreed that Dr. A. J.
Payne, Government Veterinarian at
Louisville, should be allowed sufficient
men and money to co-operate with the
States Livestock Sanitary Board in
coping with outbreaks of disease
among livestock. At tbe beginning of
the present fiscal year the agreement
amonir the Livestock Sanitary Board.
the Agricultural Experiment Station., V -
employment of -a veterinarian mvf J
tor iacK or lunus on me part oi ur ,
Sanitary Board. ' No appropriation fort
.VI. V I I . J I iL.I.
luia puriiuae uau uvea uiaue, . tuu vue
Auditor declined to Issue warrants on
the general expenditure fund without
legislative authority, while the Depart
ment of Agriculture fund Is for spe
cific purposes.
Will Meet With Expert.
The state tax commission, created
by the last general assembly, will meet
In Louisville to confer with Prof-
Paul Plehn, professor of eco
nomics In the University ot Cali
fornia, who Is gathering data on which
to prepare a report to the general as
sembly, embodying recommendations
for tax reform. Prof. Plehn has vis
ited .Woodford and Fayette counties,
and will go to Kenton, Campbell and
Bourbon counties before the commis
sion meets. He has obtained affidavits
of real estate men in regard to the
percentage of values assessed, inspect
ed the tax books and learned at first
hand the methods of assessing prop
erty. The tax commission Is com
posed of Senators W. A. Frost and W.
U. Moody, and Representatives L. C.
Owings, of Jefferson county; Elwood
Hamilton, ot Franklin, and W. O. D
vls, ot Woodford.
Scabies Were Costly.
It ccst more than $100,000 to eradi
cate the scabies and lift the Federal
quarantine on Kentucky sheep from
July 1. 1910, to May 1, 1913. Dr. A.
J. Payne, of the Federal Bureau of
Animal Industfy, who had charg ot
the work ot fighting the scabies In
practically all the counties east ot
the Gieen river, bas completed a re
port, showing that the Federal gov
ernment, state, counties and Indi
viduals, spent $99,885, and incidental
expenses brought the amount above
$100,000. The government spent $35.
450 and the remaining $63,634 was
contributed by the state, the counties
and Individuals. Of this, the stale
spent only $2,234, while the counties
paid out $49,000, all told, and individ
uals contributed $11,872. It was a
hard fight aa the disease had become
widespread and eradication meant the
Inspection ot nearly every herd In the
lufect?d part ot tbe state.
8pecial Registration Day.
July 19 is the only day, under tbe
primary election law upon which per
sons entitled to special registration
piay qualify for voting la the August
priir.ur. The law fixes the fourteenth
dty preceding the primary as the dais
to be set apart for reglsterlug persons
ho have become ot age, changed their
residence or for any other reason
failed to register last October, and
who are entitled to a vote, la the prW
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