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vs. . -51 . S. eLJa d 1 A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE HOME CIRCLE VOLUME I. KICHMOND, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1913. NUMBER 33. RSI S3 lion is FORMER CHIEF PAGE OF HOUSE SAYS HE RECEIVED $7,500 FOR SHAPING BILL. TESTIFIES IN LOBBY INQUIRY ;h.icago Congressman's Bx-Employe Swears Representative Proposed That He Go to Prison for Others "Shark" Bill Up. - . : Washington, Aug. 18. A story of bribery, petty and large, of confer ences with lobbyists and of campaign funds raised by manufacturers, involv ing Representative James T. McDer raott of Chicago, was told by I. H. McMichael, former chief . page of the house, before the house lobby investi gating committee Friday. . McMichael said that Chicago me m: bers of the National Association -of Manufacturers raised $1,250 as a cam paign fund for McDermott, told ' ol numerous transactions between Mar tin M. Mulhall and the stockyards con gressman. He swore that McDermott told him that he received $7,500 for his efforts to have the loan shark -bill in the District of Columbia amended eo that it would not . Injure pawn brokers, and told of numerous confer ences between the congressman and the lobbyist. At one of these conferences, at which he was present, McMichael Bald that McDermott told Mulhall he would need $6,000 for his campaign ex penses, and that Mulhall said he would try to get it for him. Shortly after that, he said. Mulhall ' brought to McDermott's office a list of the Chicago members of the National As sociation of Manufacturers and Mc Dermott marked who were, in his dis trict McMichael, in the capacity of McDermott s ocnfidential secretary, then returned the list to Mulhall and later gave Mulhall $75 to go to Chi cago at the request -of McDermott, who said he "was broke." This was during the'i912 campaign. After he had been elected McDermott told McMichael that Mulhall had not raised a cent for him and had left him a $300 hotel bill to pay. Subsequently, however, Mulhall showed McMichael a list of Chicago manufacturers and the amount they had contributed to McDermott's cam paign fund, aggregating $750. The only name on this list that McMichael could remember was that of the Link Belt company. Another." check given by Harold McCormick of Chicago was collected both in the original and on a duplicate.- McMichael then told of a grip taken by him and McDermott to New York, where they met George D. Hornung, a Washington pawnbroker, and John McDermott, a New York brewer. He said that McDermott registered in New York as- "McDougal". and in formed McMichael that he did not want any one to know he was there; The four mentioned held a confer ence about the loan shark bill in John McDermott's office and Representative McDermott agreed with Hornung that the pawnbrokers should not be put under the same restrictions as the so- called "ten per centers," the "witness said. Later McMichael learned that $10,000 had been raised by Washing ton pawnbrokers to have the bill so .amended and named Hornung and .Helnheimer, Bernstein and Tribby as contributors to this fund. In- concluding his 1. testimony Mc Michael said McDermott had come to him since the publication of the Mul hall correspondence, including letters ascribed to McDermott He said: : - "I met McDermott in the hall of this office building and he said, 'My God, I'm a ruined man. - What am I going to do? -Do you suppose any body will believe this old guy?j "I said to'him, Tve worked hard for yoir six years, harder than I ever worked for any. man. I tried to ele vate you and help you to a big posi tion.' - "I told him I had done all I could for him. He said: - " 'You've got nothing to lose; , you don't live with vour wife. I'm a con gressman and I've got a wife and chil dren. . ' ' . - - ' "'Say you wrote these letters un beknownst to me, and that I didn't know anything about it.'" .. . FEAR BIG RACE WAR IN OHIO .Head of Vigilance League, Opposed ; to Negroes, Receives" Very - Threatening Letter. Akron. O., Aug. 15. Dr. L. B. aCIark, one of the leaders In the North End Citizens' Vigilance league, which has notified negro families to leave - the section within a week, received a. thereatenlng letter In which .he was . warned to cease hi3 tactics or his "home would be burned and his fam ily attacked. The police expect to ar rest the letter writer. The local offi- cers fear a race war will, result from the tense situation. ;. 1:. : INDIANS ON Here is a band of 100 Ute Indians Peak region. -This year the fete, which takes place the first week in September In the Garden of the Gods, will be marked by the dedication of a monument commemorating the last massacre of whitea in that region. RECEIVES PEACE PLANS PRESIDENT WILSON'S MESSAGE IS FINALLY DELIVERED. Mexico's Provisional Head May -Be Candidate for' the Presidency of the Republic. Mexico City, Aug. 18. Ptfesident Wilson's message to President Huerta is now in the possession of the gov ernment, which may be expected to re ject it or to return some answer short ly. Foreign Minister; Gamboa In the two conferences with John Lind, Presi dent Wilson's special representative In Mexico, came to the conclusion with the- consent of President Huerta, that the simplest way to an end was to ac cept the document for President Huer ta and his cabinet and 6tudy it. It would appear now that as the message has been in the possession of the government since Thursday night, and no action concerning it has yet been announced, there la a good chance for its acceptance. President Huerta' gave Friday night what was considered to be an in timation that he would , be a can didate for election to the presidency in the autumn. When asked. as' to his intentions, he said it was unde sirable for him to make at this time a statement as to the possibility of his candidacy, but. that he might an nounce his intention in a fortnight. Washington , Aug. 18. The Huerta government, through conferences be tween John Lind, President Wilson s personal representative, and Foreign Minister Gamboa, now knows the viewpoint of the United States and Its desire for only a peaceful and friendly solution of Mexico's-troubles. The formal communication will-be trans mitted to representatives of . foreign powers here Monday. : It is expected in diplomatic circles that President Huerta will formally announce a call for -an early election. even setting the date. ' It is regarded as possible thai; the constitutionalists would participate In an election con ducted by. a nonpartisan commission of Mexicans, a plan now under discus sion' here as an alternative that might be used. . .. ' IMPORTANT NEWS ITEMS Newport, R. I, - Aug.. 15. "It's all false," was : the comment made here by friends of Robert Goelet and his beautiful wife. . formerly Elsie wne lan when they were told of a report that the couple were to be aivorcea. Cincinnati, 0., Aug. 13. Seven per sons were injured in a collision of two South Covington and Cincinnati street railway cars at the Ohio ap proach of. Suspension bridge, r - Minneapolis, Aug. 13. Mrs. Emil Strom saved her two children from nrobable death when Bhe clasped them in her arms and leaped from a runaway rig.: Mrs. Strom was so se riously injured that she - will prob ably die, but the children wererunin jured. ' - : New' York, - Aug. 13: The John P, 'Stevens Construction company, whose nresident. John F. Stevens, was ap pointed by Theodore Roosevelt chief engineer of the Panama canai, niea a voluntary petition in banKruptcy. Des Moines, .la., Aug. 14. Posses are scouring southeastern Iowa in the hunt for three bandits who, after blowing open the postoffice: safe at -nrof T.lhftrtv. shot 1 vv. bwem IT CO- "" mayor of the town. Ottawa. Ont, Aug. 16. The British nhassador at Washington announces that the United States will permit the Forty-third, regiment 01 uuawa Anma of 40f men to visit New Haven, Conn., August 29. THEIR WAY TO THE on their way to take part in the ShanKive, the annual festival of the Pike's SULZER IS REBUFFED LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GLYNN REFUSES TO TEST CLAIM IN COURT. WILL NOT CALL OUT TROOPS Claimant Demands Abdication, Execu tive Asks for Suit, and Both Are Denied May involve Federal Gov ernment. - Albany, N. Y., Aug. 18. William H. Sulzer's plan to invoke the arbitrament of the courts on the question whether he or Martin H. Glynn is now the law ful governor of New York was check mated on Friday by the lieuteant gov ernor. Replying to a formal proposal by the impeached executive to submit the is sue to adjudication on an agreed state ment of facts, Mr. Glynn declared , it was beyond his power to barter away any of the functions attaching to the office in which I am placed by your im peachment." . - "Any attempt on my part to do so, he said, "or to stipulate a method by which it might be done, would proper ly place me in the position you now oc cupy that of being Impeached for malfeasance in office." Mr. Glynn declared further that he proposed to perform every function of the office of governor "except in so far as I am restrained by your illegal ac tion or by physical force." The announcement of the lieutenant governor's policy came late at night and iollowed negotiations between the respuctive counsel of the two men. in the afternoon, which it was then sup posed had resulted in a virtual agree ment to take the case to the court of appeals. - The letter was delivered to Mr. Sul- zer at the executive mansion. Subsequently a horde of irate Mur phy followers suggested, through their spokesman, that Mr. Glynn turn out a regiment of the National Guard, which is ready, to obey his commands, and forcibly wrest the scepter of govern ment from Mr. Sulzer. Again Mr. Glynn Bhook his head. It Is the purpose of Mr. ; Sulzer's counsel, who contend that indictments for high treason against Tammany Boss Murphy and his lieutenants will be asked for, to maintain before the court of impeachment that Tammany Hall coercion brought about the Impeach ment of Mr. Sulzer. . ' : s ; - The serious condition of Mrs. Sulzer necessitated the recall of Dr. Robert Abrahams from New York. No official bulletin was forthcoming from the ex ecutive mansion concerning Mrs. Sul zer, but an afternoon bulletin, dictated by Dr. Abrahams after he had learned of the patient's condition over the tel- nhone- stated that she was -"still in a precarious condition," with a tempera ture of 102 and pulse 118. Washington, Aug. 18. The federal eovernment soon may be confronted with " the problem of determlnin whom it will recognize as governor of New York. . " .V . TJr der the Dick law, by which th a National " Guard , enjoys government aid, requisitions for arms ammunition, sunDlles and transportation . must " be approved by the governor. MAY LOSE THE CONCLAVE L03 ; Anaeles , Is Opposed by Grand . Pflaster for Next Triennial En campment City. ; Denver, Colo., Aug. "16. Opposition to Los Angeles as the thirty-third triennial conclave city has developed sinco the choice was made at the grand encampment meeting and it is reported in Knight Templar circles that Grand . Master Arthur MacAr thur will withhold his sanction on the choice of the city. SHAN KIVE VIEWS OF PRESIDENT WILSON GIVES HIS IDEAS ON RURAL CREDITS. Special Machinery of a Distinct Meth- ed Must Be Provided to Help - ' Farmers In Need. Washington, Aug. . 14. The follow- ng statement was issued at the White House embodying the views of President Wilson on rural credits: " "Again and again during the dls cussioin of the " currency bill it has been urged that- special provision should be, made in it for the facilltat ng of such credits of the farmers of the country who stand in need of agricultural credits) as distinguished from ordinary commercial and Indus trial ' credits. Such proposals were not adopted because such credits could only be Imperfectly provided for in such a measure. The scope and character , of the bill, its immediate and chief purpose could not. be. made to-reach as. far as' the special Inter ests of the farmer require. " "Special machinery of a distinct system of banking must be provided for if rural credits are to be success fully and adequately supplied. A gov ernment commission is now in Eu rope studying the interesting . and highly successful methods which have been employed ? in several countries of the old world 8.nd Its report will be made to congress at its regular session next winter. It is confidently to be expected thai; the congress will at that session act upon the recom mendations of that , report and estab lish a complete and adequate system of rural credita There Is no subject more important to the welfare and industrial development of the United States; - there is no reform in which I would myself seek a greater honor or privilege to take part, because should feel that it was a service to the old country of the first magnitude and significance. It should . have ac companied and gene . hand in hand with reform of our banking and cur rency system if we had been ready to act wisely and with full knowledge of what we were about," SENT TO KILL;; SUN YAT SEN Japanese Govern nent " Notified -- Conspiracy, to Murder' Chinese Revolutionists. ; of Tokyo, ; Japan, Aug. 14. One hun dred assassins have been "sent to Japan to kill Dr. Sun Yat Sen, Huang Sing and other . Chinese: revolutionary fugitives, by Provisional President Yuan Shi Kal of China.,-according to the Japanese news papers. - : The Jap anees government, in consequence of these reports has arranged . to give police protection to the leaders of the Chinese revolution r who have sought asylum in Japan. -; It declares, how ever, that it will not permit Japan to be used as headquarters for Chinese plotters. .. .- DECLARES RAYS CURE CANCER Tasmania Doctor 'Tells of Success In - Treatment of Disease in Hos ':.",'. ; : pital. There. ; - - Hobart, Tasmania, Aug. 14. Dr. Roberts, senior surgeon of the general hospital here, claizr.s to have, attained remarkable success in the cure of can cer by Roentgen secondary rays fil tered through silver, copper or tin plate. - He declareslhe has treated 40 cases of cancer in ;lhls. way without a recurrence of the Ulsease. . "'V' Catholic Meet Ends. Milwaukee, Aug.;'. 15. At the clos ing esssion of the Catholic Federated Societies .Charles I. Deneciiaud of Nev Orlean was ?e-elected president and Anthony Matru of St. Lc'Uis, sec retary. BaUiraoraj gets the' next con vention, -ij 'I RATING BOARD VISITS CHICAGO HOLD CONFERENCE WITH INSUR ANCE COMPANIES ON ITS NEW TOBACCO SCHEDULE. ' DUCK HUNTERS COMPLAINING Regulation Going Into Effect This Fall Is Claimed to Be a Discrimination Against Kentucky. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Frankfort. Members of the Ken- tucky State Rating Board visited Chi-' existing there. The Rev. George Wat cago for a conference with the com- son, of ML Vernon, and the Rev. Wll- . panies on its new tobacco schedule and on the proposed classification of experience. The actuarial bureau is uow going over the tobacco schedule counties. Mr. Bayers has taken a par to determine how much of a reduction ticular interest in fruit culture. He it involves, and it is probable that it wanted a cannery started up there, will show a much greater reduction but when the canning club proposi tion is regarded as justifiable in view tion was broached to him he secursd of: the heavy loss ratio on Kentucky a list of approved canning outfits and business In general. The actuary ot the board estimates that the new to- bacco schedule will make a reduction of from 40 to 46 per cent on brick wno is a son of the late Howard Wat loose leaf warehouses and from 23 to son, of Frankfort, in addition to his 33 per, cent on their contents, and of ministerial duties has voluntarily as from 15 to 27 per cent on frame loose sumed the function of consulting farm leaf warehouses and 15 to 21 -per cent expert. After going into the field he "on the contents.' The companies have saw the needs and the opportunity and thirty-days under the law within which fitted himself to cope with the eco to protect the rates. - nomical as well as the spiritual situa- The companies assert that if the tion by taking a course ia agriculture. Kentucky board is to pick' out the im- He has been stationed in Rockcastle portant profitable classes and reduce county, but will in the future be at rates on them and then not permit any Booneville. Both men said the can increases on the unprofitable classes, ning cjub is especially adapted to the which is regarded as certain under needs of the mountain people, as they present political conditions, the loss raise fruit in abundance, but find it ratio in the . state will continue to impossible to market the fresh crop. mount. That this is the probable pol- v . . icy of the board was shown by its de- Nevtf Charters Granted. mand for classification figures made several months ago, on which action fc Secretary of State C; F. Crecehus was deferred until this time. It asked fas approved the following articles of the companies to give it their experi- incorporation: . ence on distilleries, bonded ware- ConUnental Coal Corporation of houses, tobacco risks and other im- Kentucky; Louisville; capital. $30 000; portant classes with the expectation corporators, Charles C. Moore, R.N. that a reduction would be demanded If the results showed a profit. Seek Pardon Before Trial. What appears to be a peculiarly un fortunate case from Shelby county was laid before Gov. McCreary in a petition for . executive clemency for Emmet ' Scearce, a member of one of the most prominent families in the county, who is under indictment, ac- coruing 10 tue siaieineut in me pen- tion, which is supported by Circuit Judge Charles Marshall, Commoa wealth's Attorney Charles H. Sanford and Roy Smith, who would be called upon to act as prosecuting witness. young ocearce was just recoveries irom a long penoa or severe mness auenuea .wun lever ana-naa noi runy regained his normal mentality, when ne drove smitn.s norse away, ine 1 J J . li.L - J norse. was rfiurnea, pmnu maue nu Tne j. T Reed Coal Co., Middles effort to prosecute the boy, and every- Doro; capital, $5,000; incorporators. one tnougnt me inciaent was cioea when the grand jury, indicted Scearce. The officials and Smith desire not to emDarrass ocearce oy trial or 10 retire me. case sua leave u peaumg wgaiusi . mm; so tney umtea m a peution hsk - ing Gov. McCreary to pardon Scearce befor trial. Drought Affecting Business. Millions of dollars have been lost to the farmers of Central , Kentucky by the drought which has prevailed since July I. - There has not been a general rain and but few showers, which were acomrmaniftd bv the destmotlvA winds and hail, since the first nf Jnlv. Farmers, believing that sheep could exist with less water than beeves, snipped tneir beeves to tne market ana kept tne sheep, me ponas are dry and the springs nave disappeared in many sections, and as a "result Com- missioner of Agriculture is receiving reports tnat many sneep are dying. rThe pastures are parched and in some localities almost detroyed. Commls- sioner Newman estimates that the loss to the burley tobacco growers In Ceri- tral Kentucky and the adjoining coun- ties will not, be less than $10,000,000; that the corn crop, which was $60,000, 000 last year, may be cut in two, and in. some cases the loss will be 80 per -cent. The wheat crop suffered great-1 ly and .returned a loss of 25 'per -cent. Miss Takes Revenue Exam. . - Thirty-eight persons took , the civil service examination here. Included in the list are Miss Nora Marshall, daughter of Internal Revenue Collector Ben Marshall, of the Seventh district, who is to have a clerkship in the Frankfart office; former Assistant Sec retary of State W. Grayott, slated for chief clerk in the Lexington office: Earl Webb, of the state auditor's of flee who is to get a place in' the serv ice, and Charles Howse, of Frankfort, Wilt Organize Canning Clubs. Canned fruit may become the typical product- of the Kentucky mountains if a movement set oh foot by church people and mountain evangelists and appfoved by the State Department of Agriculture meets with the success anticipated. Markets ars not accessible for the mountain fruit3, which grow in abundance and great variety. Consequently, much of it goes to waste, and in times past more of it has been converted into brandy. Next year it is proposed to make a thorough canvass of the mountain country in the interest of the girls canning clubs. - Commissioner New man said he intends touring portions of Eastern Kentucky this fall after the State Fair, and, Mrs. Helen Wolcott, who is in charge of the camping club work and has spoken at institutes in that section. Drobablv will ko alone. Twft -fl,(ir9 ftt thet dpnartmpnt in. - dicate, It is believed, the sentiment liam B. Bayers, of Hyden, Presbyterian ministers, called to ask Commissioner Newman- to send farm experts to their said he would undertake to introduce the club work himself on a small scale to start the movement. Mr. Watson, Cbawk-Smith Automobile Co., Lou isville; capital, $4,500; incorporators, John T. Chawk, William J. Chawk and Harry R. Smith. The Perfection Gate Co., Louisville; capital, $5,000; incorporators, E. II. Smith, G. F. Weitzel and John H. Isert. Belknap Hardware and Manufactur ing Co., Louisville; amended articles. City Mill and Lumber Co., Louis- vUle. capital $25,000; incorporators. n Y Wtentt M T V. Snhoir.Vh and s M. Long, Jr. Hanger - Martin Co., Louisville 3' changing name to C. D. Hanger Co. The S. J. Greenbaum Co., Midway; amended articles. Falmouth Loose Leaf Tobacco Ware- house Co Falmouth; capital, $15,000; incorporators. M. L. KirkDatrick. N. C. Ridgeway. J. C. Browning, A. B. Aulick and E- s ciarke. i jame3 t. Reed, H. A. McCamy and R. I -in oamnpin Riverside Park, incorporated, Pine- yilIe; capital, $5,100; incorporators, R -E- Samuels, W. L. Moss aod E. M. i Howard. Millers Creek Railroad. Co., Boyd county; amended articles increasing limit of Indebtedness to $500,000. Olympian Springs Railway, Power and Light Co., Olympla; capital, $50,- 000; incorporators, James D. Wilson,. J. Frank Taylor and A. J. Holiker. Barklay's ' Shoe Store, Maysville; . capital, $25,000; incorporators, R.- A. Robinson, H. H. Barkley and W. N, Stockton. Suit For Supplies Furnished. . guit fortl.319.58 on account for sup- pnte3 furnished the House of Tteform aLGreendale. was filed in the Frank- ntt circuit court against State Auditor h.'M. Bosworth and State Treasurer Thomas S. Rhea by , R. H. Wolfe, of Georgetown, proprietor of the Lair Mills. The claim Is for interest on the monthly account for flour furnish- ed the institution. Wolfe's claim was included in the budget for which sev- era! thousand dollars was approprl- - ' ated by the last general assembly jto pay off the outstanding indebtedness of -the House of Reform. Mr. Wolfe did not include the interest on the items.., in his claim, which was approved by the superintendent in November, 1910, . and State Auditor Bosworth decided , 1 a. that he Sould not go back of the date of approval. Mr. Wolfe stated that he hai incurred expenses in connection with the raunlng account and was compelled himself to pay interest at a bank. The suit is an ordinary action - oaTaccount, but 'was accompanied by notice that on Septeraber-10 he would ask. the Franklin circuit court for a - writ of mandamus to compel the audi- - tor to issue a warrant and the treas- urer to honor it. "J.