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: f ' in :(' i.f - r ... t Smudged Print -1 5 N. VOLUME II. RICHMOND KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1914. . . NUMBER 7. 1 1 ' PP DESTROY SAYSSENATOR Thomas VP. Gore,' on Witness Stand, Denies Improper Action Toward Mrs.' Bond. CROWD H EARS - TESTIS 0 BY Blind Oklahoma. . Statesman Declares He Was the Victim of a Scheme , to Ruin . Him Says Woman Pulled Him- Toward Her. Oklahoma City,; Okla.. , Feb. 17. Thomas, P. .Gore; blind United States senator, took ; the . witness stand to face the most Btreniious ordeal Of his eventful life. His honor and his- po litical standing as staked on the impression . he'vhould . make on the Jury hearing the trial of Mrs. Minnie E. Bond's $50,000 damage suit against him. Mrs. Bond has charged the blind senator with attempting to criminally assault herein a hotel room in Wash ington. The 'evidence of the prosecu tion is in. Senator- Gore's testimony was relied on, by the defense to clear his name or break down the testi mony 'of hin, aileged misconduct and w in an acquittal. . .. -"Plot to Destroy Him," Says Senator. "This is a plot to destroy me," said the senator as he began his story: Sitting far "out 'in his chair, his hands folded firmly.?acToss the knob of his cane,, his sightless eyes star ing straight' ahead,, his boyish fea tures set in a look of grim determina tion, was the picture Senator Gore presented-on' the stand to the mass of humanity that packed the court room tQ the limit. ' Senator 7 Gore gave his name and said he was .born in Mississippi. He said ' be bad lived in Oklahoma since 1901. , Hfr lias., been blind since he was eleven years -old. He testified he met Mrs! BetwT at the Skirvin hotel in Jan-I uary," 1813,,-and that she said her bus-- band wanted to be collector of Inter nal . revenue. ;but he -told- her he was already committed-and could not sup port him. ' Mr. Gore said he d'd not suggest that 8he bring her, husband's application to Washington. : ' Blind Senator on Stand. Gore said his Washington office was in the senatorial annex and that he had three clerks and a messenger ii! the office. .-.'.'.;. "Did Mrs. Bond ever come to your office about her husband's applica tirr"" " : .-; '.- ' "v - v"Yea. ' About ten days after inaugu ration. She came in and asked me if 1 could - not consider her1 husband's emrlidaey.. I told her I could do noth . ing. Then she Mid, Then senator, yo;i can't hold out any hope?' I said. " no." . " - -: - - ' ."'Did you make any advances to her such i as holding her hand or touching her footr- , -',. . 'Most positively aot"; "When did yoo next hear from Mrs: "Pond?" ' : ,: ":V.;'r: "She called m on the , 'phone a few day.. , later. She asked me if I cruld conn rjriowil to her hotel to sea her I toldher"I could not " " "She called me at my .office at two , o'clock. Shfc again asked me to come to'. her hotel.; I suggested that she come to my omce. ssne saia sne was afraid , there would : be too great a crowd at my office. . - - ";i left my office upder the guidance if Howard-Kay about six o'clock, ar ming a few minutes late." ,'.".-'. irs. .Bond; jf-Jes Charge bf Senator. ."What ba'piened when - you' eutereu topDy or Ane notei,: V.vSo"'. "M rs." Bond met me In .tbeVlobby -faid, '1 will take ' charge of ilio ina tor. 'She started to war da (he ele- , . Jior and 1 asked her where; we . were ' r . .ng. She said she would take me t 'a parlor. After getting on the sec f Jud floor, she" said the parlor, was -ruwded and she would take me w ! r- room. . ' "She seated me. in a rocking-chair.". ' "What was tie first thing, she.' said you?" V: ' ' ' '' '-',,' . ' " :She remarked that she was dis jointed at her busband't. failure to d the office. 1 told her I was sorri "tiieu I remarked that she might miss her train, as she , told me sh was feoiiig on the 6:45 train. , , . . i rose to go and extended my hand! s'm remaraea sue uau utxiteu .not u I sat down. ' Then sue suggested njighr. herself become a candidate commissioner of charities and cor- lt.ions. : 1 uen sue Buggcsieu i wuuiu e bitter opposition in my race for eehate. ; 1 ?hen she bad a 'phone call and ed, tor some time. When she a back, she sat down on the bed Iked a few minutes more. . Woman Pulled Him Toward Bed. told her I would have to bego- 1 rose and extended my hand. seized it and punea rae towara bed- I asked ner, wnat it meant. is off balance and. probably was ing ever Mrs,.- Bond. rhen i beard some one come in PLOTTO and. I asked who ft was. The man an swered, T. B. Robertson. Mrs. Bond set up an outcry: and Robertson told her to stop that squaliing.c Then he went to Mrs. Bond and said, -What have you to say , about this,?' She paid, 'I do not want Bond to know you were in my room." "Then ' I turned, to Robertson ana asked him-'what this meant. . "He mumbled something that he" did not know anything. I asked Rob ertson to take me down and he did." OPTIMISTIC OVE BUSINESS AFFAIRS President Wilson Tells Newspa per Men Reports Show Con- Chilians Are Improving. HQNGR DEA3 OF THE MAINE Impressive Ceremonies at Arlington I Cemetery .After Big Parade, Marked . Commemoration of Blowing Up of I warship in Havana Harbor. . l Washington, Feb.' 17. President Wilson is optimistic over business con ditions in the United-States: - He told the newspaper 'correspondents that reports received by him showed that conditions were improving. He stated that thece reports were almost unani mous. He doesn't regard the, condi tions of unemployment pretaljihg-.in New York and other cities as being at all unusual for this period Of the year.- The president let it be known, that"! reports of 350,000 men being out ; of employment inNew York were bear-' sy, and indicated that the statements of Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the industrial relations commission, show ing conditions of unemployment exist ing in New York were not based on official' .investigation. ; .' , Explains Recognition of Peru. , Turning to the discussion of for- eign affairs, the president said that the .recognition of the provisional gov- ernment of Peru by the United States was given only aftir he' was assured' that, it had the sapport.of all the con stitutional authorities of that nalion. It. had the support of the "Peruvian congress ,an,d the supreme court, and there is no evidence tha force was used in obtaining the support.- There is no possible analogy be tweea recognition of the - Peruvian ernment and the Huerta government in Mexico, he baid. . ; Presiident Wilson has received much evidence that his. Mpvinn u.. I j - ,n republics- He.f nr, , .rnectantly. The our international relations, ijrjjj. ,jg J nothing contrary to the' Monroe doc trine in the. dispatching- of-, marines and guns to Mexico City by the British government, the . president indicated. The consent of the United PJotcs was asked before this action . j but it was not necessary. ; -Emphatic denial - was made ' by . tnjfeg president of . rumors that Secretary of Agriculture Houston would. leavT the cabinet and become a membar of the federal reserve board! ' - Washingt'on, '.Feb. 17. Impressive ceremonies at Arlington cemetery ' fol lowing a parade marked the commem oration of the ' blowing up of the bat tleship - Maine in Havana harbor 16 years ago. - ' , Cavalry, artillery, sailors, marines and patriotic societies took nart in the parade. Thousands lined the 1 streets through which the procession passed.' In . the line of march were carriages . bearing the commander in chief of ,the G. A. R., Washington Gardner of Albion, Mich.; the com mander of the. Spanish War Veterans, John Lewis Smith, head of the Army and Navy union; H. Ogden Lake, and others prominent in civic and patriot ic affairs. .' Crossing the aqueduct bridge, over the Potomac, the parade halted while Jfa. boat laden wltlb flowers was sent adrift down the historic stream, a me morial to the dead.. , -' ' As the parade wound its way slowly through the cemetery grounds a salvo . of "artillery greeted the raising of the flag to full mast . : Messages . of regret were recived from President Menocal of Cuba, Rear Admiral Sigsbee, who commanded the, ill-fated Maine, and former President Taft, who was asked to be one of the .speakers. , ' . YEGGMEN MAKE A BIG-HAUL - - Blow Safe of Wealthy Georgian and .Escape With From $25,000 to $50,000.4- Milledgeville, Ga.. Feb. 17. Yegg - men blw the safe in tbe office of C. H." Bonner here. The private night watchman was "bound and gagged, Bonner is a very wealthy man and has nlufiVa bant Vita mnnm- tn a . 1 guarded safe !nstead of a bank. He re- fases to state-tne amount missing, but j tives of the operators and employes at it is stated on good authority !the loss j their joint conference decided to sub is every $25,000, and may, be $50,000 j mit the workers' demand for increased The robbers escaned." ; j- i wages to a suVscale committee. SENATOR THOMAS P. GORE X Wit l7 -:: 8enator Gore on stand In his own o ! co- the house of commons Under fene in $50,000 damage suit declares! Secretary, of Foreign Affairs Acland that he is "victim of a plot to destroy j him." . -i VISCOUNT AOKI DEAD Former Japanese Envoy to United States Succumbs. . " Was a Self-Made Man and Called the Country's Best and. Most Acconv . plished Diplomat. Tokio, Japan. Feb. 17 Viscount I Siuzo Aoki, former Japanese ambassa- dor to the United ' States, died here. The news that the famous diplomat was critically ill became known only a Iew hours before bis death; although ae nad been sick for some time past. ' Viscount Aoki wac the son of a vil lage doctor, born in 1844, and may.be considered a selfHnade man. He was among the first of the -Japanese to seek an education abroad, going to Germany in 186. . A few years later he was appointed secretary to the Japanese legation at Berlin, - and ' thus be . began-- a jcareer which eventually led hlnr'to' be 'Con sidered the most experienced diplomat inx Japan. He waa twice minister frr foreign affairs and besides- b,is ambae sadorship at Washington he served bis country at London and Berlin, While In Berlin he married the Prus sian Baroness Von Rahden, which was the first instance of a foreign woman of rank and title becoming the wife of a Japanese. Viscount Aoki's daughter, Hannah, emulated the example of her father and was married to a German! Count Alexander von Hatzfeldt-Tracb? woerg, wnne me latter was an ai- lion j-Gennan legation in Tokio Ti men .oki van ambassador to LUC UUlLCi; OUtLCS 1X1 1JUO UllU UUi. Al tne time or nis aeatn ne neia tne post of privy councilor. ''. . SCHMIDT MAKES CONFESSION Priest Slayer, Convicted of Killing Anna AumiIler, Gives' Details . of His Crime." , - ' Albany, N. Y h Feb. 17. Hans Schraidt. convicted slayer of Anna Au muller. has made ""a complete confes sion of his crime. He gave all the de tails of the. tragedy to a representa tive of District Attorney Whitman at Sing Sing prison. This announcement was made by a state official. He said that' Schmidt in' his. confession stated that : a criminal operation, had been performed on the girl and that she died as a result. - Schmidt said that he had no intention of killing the girl, but after she died he decided that her body would have to be disposed of and therefore dismembered it, ' dropping the several parts. in the Hudson river'. Schmidt is now under sentence to be .executed during the week . of March 23. He has been placed in the death house at Sing Sing. -' TUG POTOMAC IS ABANDONED United States' Naval Craft Left - . Fate by Thtrtv-Six Officers and Men,. ' .. to St. Johns, N. F., Feb. 17. The United States naval Tug Potqmac, held fast by Ice floes in the- Gulf of St. Lawrence, was abandoned by the 36 officers and men of her crew, ac cording to news received from Bonne Bay. where the crew landed , safely. - The tug was driven seaward before a , . ., . , - . ... ?ala. aad soon disappeared from sight. The ice was piled so high about tbe vessel . that it was feared she . would be crushed under the pressure. The Potomac was caught in the ice Feb ruary 5 while . trying to - free Ameri can X shin g vesuela Icebound at Bay of Islands. - ; 1 ' ! Strike Danaer Passed! Philadelphia, Feb. 17. All danger of i a strike of more than 200,000 miners in the bitlminous coal fields of western I Tmv,a,.l,rnn!r. 1 i. f TnF.m. Till ! nois was removed waen representa- D WILL PittiTECT CITtZENS Cireat Britain Notifies Powers ; She Intends to Care for Her '' People in Mexico. VILLA REVIEWS ARTILLERY Fifty Rebel Guns for Attack on Tor - reon .Shipped From Chihuahua After a Parade Henry Lane Wilson May Return. I - London, Feb. 17. Great Britain no tified the Dowers of the world that she intends to protect her, citizens in Mexl- ueciareu inai tne . tinusn aamirai m Mexican waters was - authorized . to .send to the British legation in Mexico City any arms. and marines that should be necessary to defend British lives if an emergency arose. Villa Renews His Artillery. . Chihuahua, Mexico, Feb. 17. A re i view of, the "-artillery corps with its ; fifty field pieces and ' rapid-fire guns. with'' which Gen. Villa expects to ac-1 complish much against - the federal j army at Torreon, presented a brilliant ; spectacle here. The parade ground i was thronged with visitors. Bands j played and the people cheered for Car- ranza. for Villa, and for the "mar-! i tyred" Madero ihe guns' will be loaded on trains and will be sent south under immedi- ntp command of Col. Servin. Accord-1 ing to CoLServln's latest information j 9 is superior to the federals in artil-1 lery. w hich at first will be used to i shell' the outworks In the bills south and west of Torreon. Will Mount Cannon on Cars. Borne of the guns will b-s mounted r- t.eel coal ars. This scheme has been a favorite one in the revolutions of; the last three years and will be particularly valuable In and about Torreon. ' where there Is "a web of tracks. '.'; . i". .reparations of the medical staff, hetded ot.'-Pt. VUlareal. for the im ppfldinff bt.fle have been more, thor ough, .probably, than ever before in Mexcc rince! the. present series Of revolutions began. Dr Vjllareal has an adeoua'te staff of . surgeons under him: and a. trained corps of hospital stewards A car completely epulnped - rn?-rrQ onerstMons his been' fitted up, and other cars have been provided v irh bucks for the wounded Henry, Lane Wilson May Return.' , Mexico City, Feb. 17. It is reported 'hat ih? former American ambassador to Mexico. Henry Lane Wilson, intends to visit the Mexican capital at ah ear ly, date. : ' X Mexican Gunboat Departs. ' New Orleans, Feb. 17.-r-The Mexi can gunboat Zaragoza has left New '"-lean on . its return to Vera Cruz: The trip here was made to bring Louis 'outnagnac, French financier, and An tonio Magui, Italian merchant. , em "oute to Paris ; and Aurellano Melgare jo, minister plentipotentiary to Colom: bia. who is on his way to London. .. Keep Reyes from Seeing Diaz. , Mprf a Feb. 17. Rodolfo Reyes, who was minister of Justice in Presi Cent Huerta's cabinet, was aboard thi French line steamer La Navarre vhich arrived here from Vera Cruz, nyes'wa? under escort of secret-serv vce men attached to the Mexican gov ornmeiit and was not permitted to land or communicate with Gen. Felri Diaz. Rees was allowed to leave Mexico on condition that he go direct to Europe KNIGHT IS FINED $65,000 Sir Stuart Samuel .Voted in the Com mons Illegally Firm Had Contract , : ' . With Government. ... London, England, Feb. 17. Sir Stu art Montague Samuel, radical mem ber of parliament for W'hitecaapel, was ordered by Justice Sydney Row latt of the king's .bench division " to pay penalties and costs amounting, to $65,000- because be voted in the house of commons when bis firm had a con tract with the British government" The money was ordered paid to Dr. William Bird, as informer. This was the tLird suit brought against Sir Stuart Samuel under the law, which .,. I1TW ,nfftrmor tva lolm , . ,,, . . I penalties in similar circumstances. , . ,,,. ,,,DJ technicalities. Sir Stuart Samuel, who is a leading banker, was compelled to vacate his seat in parliament by or der of the, judicial committee of the privy council last year because the firm to wiiich he belonged bad become purchasers of silver for the Indian, government." . ' :.. , , , , : Rate Advances Suspended. , . Washituton, Feb. 17. The proposed five per went, freight rate advance by eastern Railroads, suspended, by - the interstatt' commerce commission until Vlarcn 15 'pending investigation, were again suspended by the commlsaloii lUitil September li. ' EIGLAf REV. DR. WILLIAM S0UPER Rev. Dr. William Sou per, famous British authority on ecclesiastics matters and former pastor, of Crathia parish, Balmoral, .where the late Queen Victoria worshiped, is in Wash ington for the midwinter Bible confer ence. Dr. Sou per gained fame as the president -of the Free Church Corre spondence' college and as the author of j "Constructive Christianity," and The Disciple of Love.- . W0M7 ENOGjAFT QUIZ Suicide of N. Y. Treasurer No Bar to Investigation- District Attorney Whitman Will Ptiah Probe Despite Death of 8tata OfficlaU New York, Feb. 17. The suicide of State Treasurer John J. Kennedy in Buffalo on the eve of his examination in .the John Doe gratitury, Investiga tion in this city will not halt the in quiry into his office and affairs. " ; This was, indicated by;. members Of the' assembly graft investigating com mittee known as the Sullivan commit tee. It. was said th?t the" com'rrift'- would probably authorize an immedi ate investigation following its nieei.u,, in Albany to select counsel for its graft hunt. - Assisstant District Attor ney John Kirkland Clark of this city is the most likely candidate for coun sel, and will probably get the appoint ment. ' . . ' . Speaker Thaddeus C- Sweet of the assembly, who conferred with District Attorney Charles S. Whitman regard ing the graft hunt, is one of those who urged the' Kennedy' investigation. "He is one of my best friends," he said, "but since . he t6bk his life the day before he was to be questioned concerning the affairs of his office and his connection with the bonding busi ness, I think his friends will demand ;hat an inquiry be made. I am sure that everything will be found to be in rroper shape." . . Mr. Sweet said the Sullivan commit tee should make the investigation. District Attorney Whitman was shocked at the news of the suicide of '"p(iv . Ho thaf he had no evi dence against Mr. Kennedy and merely intended to ask him questions about certain information which had reached him. ..' ' Friends of Kennedy here insisted that his suicide must have been due io a sudden attack of insanity. Mr. Kennedy's successor will be chosen by the legislature In Joint ses sion:' Attorney General Carmody at Albany expressed the opinion that a majority vote of all the elected legisla tors, would be required to select a new treasurer. In that event; it was point ed out, the Republicans : would have to receive assistance from the Pro gressives or else face the possibility of a deadlock ' in case the Democrats Stood together. The Rc publicans on 'oint ballot are able to muster only 90 votes 79 in the assembly and 17 in tne senate while a majority is 101'. . FLIES 47; HOURS; 3 ON BOARD ''.. . -. ; - 1 Serman - Balloon Carries Passengers From Bitterfeld to Russia Makes New Record. ' . Berlin, Germany) Feb., 17. The Ger man balloon pilot Hans Berliner, car rying two passengers in his spherical balloon; telegraphed from Klrgischan In the Ural mountains of Russia, that he had landed there after a 47 hour flight from Bitterfleld, Germany. The Sight markn a new distance record, "erliner ascended from Bitterfeld Feb ruary 2, and landed near Klrgischan iwo days later. He was nearly a week reaching a telegraph" office. - Aged Woman Found Dead. v Valparaiso, Ind., Feb. 17. Miss Jennie-White, aged sixty-eight, was found dead in bed at a hospital. Heart fail ure was the cause of death. ? SIXTY HURT IN FRISCO COLLISION Sleeper on Frisco Hurled Many Feet and Unclothed, Injured Pas sengers Lay in Snow. Western Newspaper Union News Servlc. Springfield, Mo. Sixty passengers were injured, five fatally, when two Frisco trains collided at Nichols Junc tion, four miles from Springfield. Ac cording to reports from the scene of the wreck, the engineer and fireman of one train wjjre killed. The trains that collided were the fast Kansas City-St. Louis limited, from Kansas,, City to St. Louis, and No. 104, bound,, from Memphis to-Kausas City. The Memphis train was running slowly onto a siding to give the east bound train the right of way. The former crashed into it, hurling a coach and a Pullman many feet from the track. Most of the injured were on the Memphis train. The injured were brought here. Many persons were pinioned under the wreckage and res cued by daring work on the part of :he trainmen and fellow-paseengers. One man, apparently 70 years old, forced his wife from . beneath the wreckage and then fainted. He was brought here with his wife, who is in a serious condition. Uninjured passen gers carried those hurt long distances through the snow, seeking shelter from the biting cold. ON ROCKS OF NO MAN'S LAND. Gayhead, Mass. The Fabre Steam ship Co.'s liner Roma, with 418 passen gers and ..a crew of 100 men, bound from Marseilles for Providence and New York, was stuck on the rocky shore of No Man's Land. The fate of vessel waa in doubt. The static condi tions were bad and wireless com muni-, cation with her was uncertain. A mes sage picked up at Siasconset, three hours after tbe steamer had made known her plight, seemed to indicate that she had floated, but the meaning of the dispatch was not clear. FIVE INDICTMENTS QUASHED. .j. .... Bridgeport, Conn. State's Attorney Judson quashed the manslaughter in dictments against five officials of the' New .York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, but refused to annul the in dictment against former President Charles S. Mellen. The indictments grew out of .the wreck at West Pert, Conn., October 3, 1912, in which seven persons were killed. - BULGARIA FALLS IN LINE. 1 Bucharest. Chas. J. Vopicka, United States -Minister to Rouiuania, Servia and Bulgaria, was officially notified that : Bulgaria will participate in the Panama Exposition. Dies Facing Forgery Charge. Galesburg, 111., Feb. 17. Thomas ' Cox, former county treasurer of Brown county,' died in a hospital here from Injuries received when he fell off a train. Cox 4 faced forgery charges in Mount Sterling involving $1,600, and a deputy sheriff had come here to ar rest him.' Lorgwcrths In Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 17. Former Congress man Nicholas Longworth of Cincin nati, O., and Mrs. Longworth, who was Miss Alice Roosevelt, arrived in Chicago for a few days' visit with Chi cago frier.ds. ; 1 Woman Dies of Wounds. 1 , Vanparaiso. Ind., Feb. 17. Mrs. Ben-. Jasmin Rohwedder, thirty-two, who cut her throat, with suicidal intent several days ago, died from her wound. .Kaiser Dines' Rival Ship Men. Berlin, Germany, Feb. 17. It was nounced that the general managers of the Hamburg-American and North German Lloyd steamship lines, Albert Ballin and' Phillip Heineken, met as guests of the Emperor William at din ner at the imperial, palace. The an nouncement is regarded as putting a final touch to the , reconciliation be tween the. companies. . 4 MINE, GUARDS SENTENCED Deputy Sheriffs Get From Seven to Fifteen ' Years' Imprisonment for : Killing of Copper' Miners. - Hancock. Mifih.. ..Feb. 17. Edward Polkinghorne, deputy sheriff, was sen tenced to serve from 7 to" IS years' im prisonment for his part in the killing of two striking copper miners." De tectives pooper, , Davis and Groff, charged with the same offense, were sentenced to 7 to 15 years. The four men were convicted of second-degree murder. The - jurors recommended clemency in the case of Polkinghorne. '' Speaker Clark Indisposed. . Washington, Feb. 17. On the advice of bis . physician. Speaker, Champ Clark remained at nis home. He ie suffering from a severe cold.