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A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO 'THE HOME CIRCLE VOLUME I. RICHMOND, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1913. NUMBER 32., THE LEGISLATION RECOMMENDED STATE IN3URANCE COMMISSION ER WOULD HAVE 80LONS EN- . XT "BLUE SKY" LAWS. MANY ABUSES PRACTICED More Arrests In Examination Question Scandal Well-Known Pedagog In Toilt of the Law. Western Newspaper Union Ntwf Berrlce. Frankfort. "Blue Sky" legislation Is recommended for Kentucky by State Insurance Com ml' nT M. C. Clay In bis annual report to State Auditor H. M. Bosworth, made public. Concern ing the sale of stock In Insurance com panies be said: "Within the past few years espe cially there have arisen, or been re vived, many abuses connected with the sale of stock In Insurance companies, which have been promoted by un worthy men for the purpose of realis ing extortionate profits from the sale of the stock of the proposed company, regardless of the Interests of the stock holders of the company or the ultimate prosperity of the company when It conies to be organized for the purpose of transacting Its legitimate business ' of issuing policies of Insurance for the protection of those who are the bene ficiaries of such policies. This is true of fire Insurance companies, as well as those transacting the business of life insurance.- or that of the various classes of casualty insurance. The sates agents or finance corporations, selling such stock, have In many in stances been guilty of the grossest mis representations,. and In some instances have laid themselves liable to the pen alties of the law by the false pretenses . throtiuu vhteh ' ther obtained the money of the dooolved purchasers of such stock. It Is to be hoped that at the next meeting of the general assem bly of Kentucky "feuch action will be taken as will enable the Insurance commissioner and other officers of the law to protect the citizens of this state from such shameless Imposition." Company G of Earllngton Wins. The crack shots from each of the three regiments of the Kentucky Na tional Guard have been at Earllngton five days, each doing, his best to make the largest number of bullseyes and win a place on the team that will rep resent Kentucky at the national shoot at Camp Perry, Ohio. Excellent scores have been made in spite of the exces sively hot weather, and the shooting arts better dally. Company G team, Earllngton, won first place In the match, with a score of 855, and will re ceive a cash prize of $100 and a bronze medal for each member of the team. Five other high scores made In the match are: Field and staff. Second regiment, 831; Compuny H, Third ref luent, 813; Company F. Second regi ment, 780; Company B. Second regi ment, 765; Company I, Second regi ment, 764. The 30 men making the best aggregate scores In the compuny team match and governor's match will remain on the range and compete for places on the state team, which will be composed of 15 men. This team left Earllngton for Camp Perry, Ohio. 1,400 Unwilling Boarders. The population of the Frankfort Re formatory now averages over 1,400 Inmates, the highest average In the history of the Institution. Fifty to a hundred prisoners, above the number for whose labor contracts have been let, are constantly in the prison, and at the next meeting of the Board of Prison Commissioners. September 2, contract for their labor will be lot. The parole law, which Increased the minimum sentence Is responsible for the Increase. Formerly men got good tttue and when their sentences were one year they were released iu about nine months. Now they all stay long er than the minimum period. Kentuckian Goes to Paris. Spencer Cosby, U. S. A., Superin tendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, military aide to President Wilson, and who served In that ca pacity at the White House In the Taft administration. Is reported to have been selected by President Wllsou to erve as military attache at the United States Embassy In Paris. . Col. Cosby U a native of Louisville. Mew Insurance Rate. The state Insurance board an nounced that Ore Insurance rates on loose leaf tobacco warehouses will be reduced 30 per cent and on all other tobacco waroUoises tobacco la hogs beads and tobacco la the barn 10 per cent The schedule will become effec tive September It. Is Not Obliged to Furnish Cars. No relief for the miners of Ohio and Muhlenburg counties, who complained that they were out of work and their families were on the verge of starvation because the Illinois Central had failed to furnish sufficient cars to haul the output of the mines can be granted by the State Railroad Commission under the pre sent law. This opinion was handed down by the commission In the case of T. H. Graham and others against the Illinois Central. In dismissing the petition for want of jurisdiction the commission took occasion to call at tention to the fact that In Its report of 1911 It recommended legislation which would give too commission authority to grant relief to shippers when the railroads failed to furnish sufficient cars, and that in Its. report of 1912 It suggests to the governor that he send a message to the General Assembly recommending such legislation. The opinion says that the railroad offered no excuse fov not furnishing sufficient cars except that connecting carriers are holding its equipment, In which case the commission says the road should mak new contracts, charging high enough rental to Insure the prompt return of Its equipment. It recommends a law giving the commis sion power to penalize roads which do not furnish sufficient cars. The case attracted-state-wide atten tion when the complaint was made by the miners early last winter. The complaint was sent to Gov. McCreary, who referred it to the State Railroad Commission. The commission held a hearing in Frankfort, attended by the Governor. At that time Representa tive A. O. Stanley, of the Second Dis trict, appeared and made a plea for the miners and denounced those who had prevented the passage of the so called "Finn Bill," designed to meet just such situations as this. Hamlett Makes Another Arrest. I J. W Ttuvter. nnntv Kiinarlntpnrfant of schools, was arrested at Lawrence burg, Ky., charged with the illegal trafficking of examination questions. The warrant was sworn out by Barks- dule Hamlett, s'ate Superintendent, of Instruction. Prof. Baxter waived an examining trial and was held over to the November grand jury of the An derson circuit court In the sura of $1,500. The warrant of arrest Is the result of a confession, alleged by de tectives to have been made by E. D. Burton, in which Burton states that Baxter turned the questions over to him to be sold for $50, $30 of which was to be returned to Baxter and the other 20 to be retained by Burton, It Is probable that 'other arrests will follow soon as Superintendent Hamlett and the detectives have discovered that several other persons are connect ed with the trafficking In examination questions in an entirely different way from that alleged to have been prac ticed by Baxter and Burton. Kentuekians In Oklahoma. Articles of Incorporation were Hied aud charter granted to the Kentucky Club of Oklahoma. The officers are In tending to put on foot plans and meth od of building a clubhouse out of Kentucky logs for the holding of va rious sorts of meetings, mostly of a social nature, by the members of the Oklahoma City club, and later on it is hoped to merge with this club th va rious other Kentucky club of the state. The building will be erected on the grounds used aud occupied by the Oklahoma City Fair association. J. Smith Ross, formerly a well-known lawyer of Paducah. Ky., now a resi dent of Oklahoma, very probably will make the race for United States sena tor against Senator Gore In the pri mary to be held in August. Mr. Ross was a candidate for congress from the Oklahoma City district at the last elec tion, and his friends have always con tended that he was fairly nominated, but was counted out accidentally or otherwise. BUnd Woman Seeks Pardon. While her husband Is serving a sen tence in the penitentiary In this city for having shot Ben Martin, of More head, Rachel Collins, a blind woman. Is begging pennies to carry her back an I forth from Morebead to this city to urge the PrH'u Commission to par don ber husbaud The woman Is led by nor ten-yes r-nld son. New Matron at Institute. Dr. H. O. Kehoe. superintendent of the Kentucky Institute for Feeble Minded, announced the appointment of Mrs. Flora Harrod, of Henry county, as matron of the institute, to succeed Mrs. Caddie Callahan, resigned. Mrs. Harrod will assume ber duties August 10- Guardsmen Compete. Two hundred Kentucky National Guardsmen, representing 17 com panies, have gone to the rifle range at Earllngton to compete In the prelim inary heat, which will reault la the election of a team to participate lo the national rifle competition at Camp Perry. STATUS OF THE ALLIES IN THE BALKANS eN O O H A N I jAff The peace treaty between the Balkan nations has been signed. The shaded portion labeled "Area taken by Bulgaria" shows what Bulgaria will be allowed to retain under the peace treaty between that country and Greece, Servla, and Roumanla, signed on Wednesday. Bulgaria demanded a strip running west to Monastlr and south to Include Salonika, claiming that It was Bulgaria's operations In Thrace that enabled Greece and Servla to occupy Macedonia. As It Is, Bulgaria gets nothing additional and loses to Roumanla another strip In the northeast earner of her dominion. The exact boundaries between Eervla and Greece and what, if any, por tion of Albania Is to be given to Montenegro, remain to be settled by the London peace conference, which had only arranged a preliminary treaty when the war between the allies began Turkey's reported ' new claim for territory east from the Enos-MlJl lineto Adrlanople also remains to be settled In the coming resumption of tn'v, conference between the powers. SHUT DOOR ON LI PR8lJENT'S ; M ltCA NLJLE p -JLl &ETATI,VEWILL NOT BE REC ognVtbE) BY HUERTA. . OFFICIAL EDICT IS ISSUED Unless Lind Brings Recognition of Huerta Government, He Will Be Persona Non Grata in the South ern Republic. Mexico City, Aug. 8. John Llnd, special representative of President Wilson of the United States, now on his way. to Mexico, will be persona non grata to thta government, unless be brings credentials In due form, "to gether with recognition of the govern ment of Mexico," according to an offi cial statement Issued late Wednesday night. Manuel Garza Aldape, the minister of public instruction, who ia acting as minister of foreign affairs, Issued the statement and had It transmitted to United States embassy. It was also dispatched by the Mexican govern ment to the United States and to Eu rope. The statement follows: "By order of the president of the republic 1 declare as minister of for eign affairs ad Interim, that If Mr. Lind does not bring credentials in due form, together with recognition of the government of Mexico, his presence In this country will not be desirable." Increased antagonism has been aroused among Mexicans toward President Wilson's plan for the pacifi cation of the republic by the lateat news from Washington that the ob ject of John Llnd'a visit here as the personal representative of President Wilson, Is to consult with prominent Mexicans and advise them that the only basis on which Mexico will be recognised by the United State Is the elimination of President Huerta. Earlier reports that Mr. Llnd pro posed to deal with Huerta, perhaps by making the direct suggestion that be resign, were received with Indignation by Mexican officials. FIRST NATION TO SIGN TREATY Salvador Accepts Bryan Peace Plan- Other Natlone to Follow Example. Washington, Aug. I. The first. if the international peace treaties ton bodying Secretary Bryan's plans was actually signed. It was between tbe United States and 8alvador7aad soon will be sent to the senate for ratification. I Tbe terms of this convention are practically Identical with the details of tbe International peace pposal submitted by Secretary Uryai to tbe nations of the world.. Twenty-sis couutiies. Including most of til great powers, already have approved tbe plan In principle, and It Is frobable that the signing of other treaties will fellow la rapid succession, UfS. SPIES ON JUDGES I PRAM MAKES CHARGES AGAINST Ti'REYNOLDS AGENTS. r- ?- Prcbeili Used as the Lever Investi gation of Courts Made When U. ' 8. Cases Are On. Washington. Aug. 9. Charges that department of justice agents had in vestiiated federal judges to Influence their action In cases In which the government was Interested, were mada in the senate on Thursday by Senator Borah and Indorsed, in part at list, by Senator Norris. Senator Borah's charge was brought out jiy a report from Attorney General Mcltjeyuolds, responding to a senate resolution asking where federal agents were Investigating judges. The , resolution reflected some senti ment aroused In the case of Federal Judge Speer of Georgia, whose court had j been Investigated and who had attacked the department of justice In a pwblic speech. The attorney gener al's reply to the Inquiry was that any report that the federal department of justice was maintaining a system of espionage over judges "was entirely without foundation." Mr. Borah responded, with tbe ch i ge: l know this Is a very serious charge," said he, "but I am so reliably Informed that I make the statement that within tbe last four or five years special agents have carried on such Investigations with a view to In fluencing judges." Senator Norris declared be did not have all the Information Senator Bo ra bad, but believed his statements were based on fact. The attorney generate report de clared that only three judges bad been Investigated. One of tbeae was Rob ert W. Archbald. PRICE TO GO TO PANAMA POST Kentuckian Named for Minister Brsnd Whltlock May Ge to Europe. f Wsshlngton. Aug. I. William J. Price of Danville, Ky., was on Wednes day selected by President Wilson for minister to Panama. The name of Brand Whltlock of To ledo, O.. was brought forward as a likely appointee to a European poet. The president sent to the senate the following nominations: Minister to Veuezuela Preston Mc- Goodwln of Oklahoma. Unltod States Judge. District of Arisoua- W. H. Saw telle of Arizona "COWBOY" AVIATOR KILLED Col. P. S. Cody and Companion Perish In England When Ma . chine Palls. London, Aug. . Col. F. 8. Cody, the famous aviator, was killed In a hydroaeroplane accldeut at Aldersbot oa Thursday. In tbe machine with bloa woe a passenger who was also killed Cody was almost aa exact double of "Buffalo MIL" E FAILURE GOVERNMENT CROP REPORT SAYS WINTER WHEAT MAY LIGHTEN LOSSES. 300,000,000 BUSHEL DROP August Federsl Plgures Show Thst Yield Will Be 2,172,000,000 Bush els Kansas and Oklahoma Are Hit Hardest Washington, Aug. 11. A loss of 300, 000,000 bushels of corn, the nation's greatest farm crop, has resulted from the great damage wrought by drought and other conditions since July 1, the government's agricultural experts es timated on Friday In their August crop report A total production of 2,672,- 000,000 bushols of corn was predicted. The government crop report given out on Friday from Washington was one of the most sensational that the country has seen. It reduced the esti mated yield of corn 300,000,000 bushels from the July figures to 2.672,000,OJ)0 bushels, or 452.000.000 bushels less than last year's harvest Kansas and Oklahoma have been hit harder than any other states, while their prospects earlier In the year were regarded asj excellent, but they have suffered practically a crop fall ure except In a few spots in eastern Kansas and In northern Oklahoma Tbe official returns show a loss of 98,' 000,000 bushels In Kansas and 52,000,- 000 bushols In Nebraska. There Is a reduction of 246,000,000 bushel on practically 50 per cent, of tbe corn acreage of the country. Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska have 19 per cent of the country's acre age, and their combined losses are 218,000,000 bushels. The losses are the worst since 1901, when Kansas raised only 61,000,000 bushels. In 1894 drought made a crop failure In the states west of the Mississippi river, and the country had a crop of only 1,212,000,000 bushels. A record winter wheat crop will help to llgbtet the loss mado by corn, but as tisurountryf consume nearly 3,000,000,000 bushels annually" ft Jew not completely make up for the defect In the greatest feeding crop, 'notwith standing the fact that corn Is selling higher tban wheat In the market west of tbe Missouri river. Tbe winter wheat crop is 511,000,000 bushels, against a previous record of 493,000,000 bushels In 1906. The spring wheat crop Increased 15,000,000 bush els In July and the three northwestern states have 174,000,000 bushels, which Is almost an average. The total wheat crop of the country of 744,000,000 bush els is only 4,000,000 bushels below the record of 1901 and 14,000,000 bushels more than last year's yield. Despite the Immense loss sustained by the corn crop, the aggregate yield of the five principal grains is the third largest on record, being 4,647,000,000 bushels. As compared with last year's bumper returns, there Is a loss of 886, 000,000 bushels, or 16.1 per cent., but as compared with 1911 the gain Is 180, 000.000 bushels, or 4.1 per cent. Owing to the large reserves carried over from last year of corn, oats, hay and rough feeds, tbe losses In this year's crop may be partially offset A drop of 40,000,000 bushels was sus tained by Illinois during July, while Iowa dropped 11,000,000 bushels. Ne braska and Missouri suffered heavy losses, the former being off 62,000,000 bushels during the month, and Mis souri declined 37,000,000 bushels. Ohio and Indiana fairly maintained their prospects for the month. Comparisons by states follow; Estimate Au. 1. 1911 .. 154.600,000 .. 17S.S00.0H0 . . 322.soo.ooo .. u. 200.00 .. KS.200.000 .. ci.auo.ooo .. 1S9.0U0.0Q0 Final 1!H2. 174 410.000 ISH.3H4.UU0 42S.KO.UIM 432.021.000 1K2.6K.0UO 174.22t.0U0 243.Su4.0Ol) But. Ohio Indlnna .. Illinois .. Iowa Kobraaka Kansas .. Missouri Totals, bu 1.417.n.0UO 1.X32.MO.0IU V. 8. totals, bu 2.472,000.000 1.114, 744.000 A record crop of winter wheat has been harvested, the . aggregate being 510.519,000 bushels, an excess of IU, 000,000 bushels over hist year's final returns and 9,000,000 bushels larger than the bumper crop of 1906. A heavy loss was shown In tbe hay and white potato crops of the country, the condition of the former being low ered almost ten points last month, but the Indicated crop of 64,000,000 tone la only 9,000,000 tons less thsn the bumper returns of last year, and 9,000,- 000 more tons tban the short crop of 1911. Tbe white potato crop of 139.- 000.0(H) bushels Is K2.000.000 Uishels less than last year's dual returns, but 46.000.000 bushels In excess of 1911. With tbe exception of rice, all minor crops are less than last year, but gen erally In excess of 1911. Stesmer en Mud Bsnk. ' New Orleans, Aug. 11. Tbe steam er Escandla. carrying 18 passengers. went ashore on the mud bank near the mouth of the Mississippi. Tugs rushed to tbe relief of the boat, aud Jl tbe passengers ware resume N. A. M. LETTERS READ HOUSE QUIZ HEARS CORRESPON DENCE OP ASSOCIATION. Feud With Labor 8hown Documents) Tell of Much General Po litical Work. Washington, Aug. 7. Details of leg lslatlve activities of the widest ran gt extending from the home districts of members of congress to the White Houso and capltol were revealed on Tuesday when the letter files of the National Association of Manu facturers were read by the house lob by probers. Discussing the recent sundry civil bill, with Its provisions prohibiting the expenditure of certain funds for the prosecution of farmers' and labor unions under the Sherman law, Emery wrote to John Kirby, president of tne association, on March 7, 1913, after President Taft had vetoed tbe bill: "I want to emphasize as hard as I can the Importance of lining up for a tremendous demonstration when this bill resches President Wilson, as H un doubtedly will, with the same provis ion in It. You will then have an early opportunity to decide whether the glittering Democratlo motto, 'Equal rights for all, special privileges for none,' means anything or whether tbe administration has surrendered com pletely or will merely turn over the de partment of labor. "I note, by the way, your reference to a letter from C. W. (Post) on the question of a protest over tbe appoint ment of Wilson (secretary of labor). A protest on this subject Is a mere waste of breath, and on the whole, I am Inclined to think that the whole purpose of this department will be shown up quicker with the unions In control of It tban In any other way. "Oompers will run It characteristic ally with a high band, and If the whole thing doea not smell to heaven within a year I shall be very much aston ished." NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR Klrksvllle, Mo., Aug. 6. Henry Thorington, rejected suitor of Mrs. Ivy Chevalier, will be charged with murdering ber and her twelve-year-old daughter Ella early Monday morning. It was announced by Prosecuting At torney Weatberby here. New York, Aug. 8. Four arbitrators appointed to help pass on the de mauds of trainmen and conductors of eastern railroads failed to select the two additional arbitrators required. Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 8. An enormous eagle carried away the four-year-old child of a woodcutter. The child waa playing near Its father at work In a forest near the village of Andeer. A large body of hunters, ac companied by dogs, started out to res cue the child, but got no trace of the eagje or Its prey. New York, Aug. 8. Although the provisions of the will of Anthony N. Brady have given no Indication of the size of bis estate, unofficial estimates place Mr. Brady's wealth parctlcally on a par with that of J. P. Morgan. Whitman. Mass., Aug. 7. The' po lice received a telegram message that Charles Leach, a sboeworker living on the .East Bridgewater road, had killed bis wife and four children and fled. Louisville. Ky.. Aug 9. MaJ. Charles Young. U. 8. A., In charge of the mili tary expedition sent to Liberia by the United States to train tbe Liberlsn army In modern warfare, was shot la tbe right arm and seriously wounded. SULZER MAY BE IMPEACHED New York Executive Shewn to Have Bought Stocks With His Cam paign Gifts. New York. Aug. 11. According to testimony given at the hearings of the Frawley Investigating committee of the legislature, Gov. William Sulzer was uearly $50,000 In debt as a result of stock speculation at the time of his nomination for governor and used con tributions to his campaign fund to make additional purchases of stock while this debt was banging over him. Tbe evidence brought to light Is sufficient according to Senator Fraw ley, chairman of the committee, to warrant proceedings to Impeach tbe governor for violation of the corrupt practices act. Laundered Money "Good as New." Washington, D. C. Aug. 9. Laun dered money Is Just as good as new bills only a short time out of the printers' bsnds, according to the bu reau of chemistry, which reported to t'nltod States Treasurer Hurka tbe re sults of a recent chemical analysis of the washed notes. The analysis die- closed only a slight difference la the appearance of the washed and van, washed DMio.