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ACT TO AVERT PANIC MOVES SENATOR SCOTT WOULD DIS COURAGE WITHDRAWAL OF INSURANCE BUSINESS. HOUSE PASSES GLENN BILL Measure Which Proposed Division of Pike County Is Withdrawn By Fra mers on Account of Constitutional Barrier Memory of General Simon Bolivar Buckner Honored In Resolu tions. (By Ernest W. Helm.) Frankfort, Ky. Senator Robert H. Scott, of Paducah, is preparing a bill to introduce In the legislature that will provide for a penalty every fire Insurance company must pay if it withdraws from Kentucky because of the Glenn bill and returns to the state. In speaking about his bill, Senator Scott said: "There is a good deal of talk being made about the insurance companies withdrawing from Ken tucky if the Glenn bill becomes a law. I think that is a bluff. If there is an insurance company desiring to with draw from the state because of this bill, and tries to precipitate a panic among the insurance-companies, then it should pay a penalty before it is re admitted. Flat Rate on Insurance. Without serious amendment the Glenn-Greene bill, empowering the state insurance board to fix a flat rate on fire insurance, was passed by the house, 52 to 25. The bill raises a fund of $100,000 to be used in putting it into effect. In substance the bill empowers the insurance rating board to fix flat rates for every fire insurance risk in Ken tucky, which makes it necessary for the board to Inspect and ite every in surable building. A large staff of ex perts is required. The bill provides that the commission shall collect from the insurance companies 2 per cent of their gross premiums to pay for this work. Stating that a number of senators had told him that they had not had ample time to study the bill, Senator Glenn moved that the special order be postponed until next Friday, and the motion was adopted.. Pike County Bill Withdrawn. Advocates of the measure to create the county of Mayo out of a part of Pike appeared before the senate com mittee on Kentucky statutes, and with drew the bill. It was explained by the backers of the measure that they had become satisfied they could not overcome the. constitutional barrier providing that the boundary line of a proposed county shall not be within ten miles of the county seat of anoth er county at any point. It was an nounced that the committee stood 5 to 2 against the bill. Memory Buckner Honored. In resolutions adopted on the death cf Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, the general assembly expresses "the high esteem in which he was held and to place on the record here a brief me morial of his public service In order that other sons of Kentucky may be encouraged to devote themselves to the service of their state and their fellowmen." Gen. Buckner, a gradu ate of West Point, was a lieutenant in the Mexican war and a general in the Confederate service. He was gover nor of Kentucky from 1887 to 1891. In 1896 he was nominated for vice presi dent of the United States at Indianap olis. In conclusion the resolution reads: "In his long, honorable, illus trious life he shed luster not only on himself, but on the whole Common wealth. Distinguished In war and in peace, he is a good exemplar for the imitation of the youth of the land.- He has been one of the most distinguished men ever born in the state. He has helped to ennoble and enrich our heri tage. His services were great; his escutcheon stainless; his fame is grat ifying to all high-minded men." University Bonding Bill. In the senate Walker C. Hall, of Covington, rising to a question of per sonal privilege, denied a report that he favored and would introduce a bill to enable Kentucky State University to bond itself for $500,000. He de clared he opposed the passage of such a bill, declaring that he was deeply interested in State University-and could conceive of nothing that would result in more serious injury to the Institution than such a step. The bill providing for the $500,000 bond issue was later introduced bSenator C. H. Knight, of Louisville. Suffragist Are Heard. The suffragists held a session with the legislature. A bill, providing for a constitutional amendment extending the suffrage to women, was advocated. Mrw. Desha Breckinridge, of Lexing ton, presided. Among the speakers were Mrs. Charles Felth, of Newport; Mrs. Robert McDowell, of Louisville; Miss Ruth Van Pelt, of Frankfort, and Dr. J. A. Stucky, of Lexington. The joint committee on immigration and labor heard argumeats of Thomas H. Mugavin, of Cincinnati, in favor of the workmen's compensation act. Appropriation Not Solicited. A communication was read from' M. J. Gooch, vice president of the board of regent of the Western Kentucky Normal School, calling attention to the fact that a bill was introduced re cently providing for an appropriation of $15,000 a year for the institution. He said that neither President Cherry nor any member of the board had asked for the appropriation. He wrote: "The members of the board have stated repeatedly both to state officials and members of the general assembly that the Western Normal School would not ask for anything ad ditional during this session, and we don't want to be' put in the attitude of acting in bad faith. ' Our present annual appropriation of $75,000 is am ple at present to pay the running ex penses of the school, and any addi tional amount, restricted to this use, would be superfluous. Representative E. D. Stone, of Crittenden county, who introduced the bill, explained that it had been misprinted. Cary Measure Passeii. The house-passed the Cary bill, which prohibits the insurance com panies, not incorporated in Kentucky, but licensed to do business in the state, from insuring any risk except through legally licensed agents, and making it unlawful for any person or concern to insure in such a company without retaining four per cent of the premium and paying it into the state treasury. Consideration of the bill to empower graded school trustees to levy a school tax not to exceed 50 cents on the $100 was deferred two weeks, on account of the illness of its author,. A. J. Oliver. The bill to increase the tax on rec tified liquors was reported unfavor able. Measures recommended by the committees included the measure pro viding for 'the licensing of public ac countants. Repeal of Sentence Law. A bill to repeal the indeterminate sentence law, to provide for paroles by the prison commission with the ap proval of the governor, and to give judges authority to fix the punishment after juries have found the accused guilty is before committees. Gov. Mc Creary in a statement said he is in favor of the repeal of the present law. He said: "I regret very much that a majority of the Judges of the court of appeals believed it their duty to ren der the decision they did in the De Moss case. It is under this decision that about 200 convicts in the Frank fort Reformatory and about 100 at Eddyville will be paroled. The inde terminate sentence law, under which these convicts are paroled and re leased, was enacted by the legislature of 1910, before I became governor. I am in favor of repealing It." Against Anti-Pass Bill. If the anti-pass bill, which passed the Kentucky house of representa tives, gets through the senate in the same form it will be in spite or strong opposition on the part of Louisville. It is pointed out the bill would not only, prevent the giving of passes by common carriers, but would deprive policemen and firemen of the cities, as well as county peace officers, of their privilege of riding free while in uniform on street railway and interur ban lines. There are between 750 and 1,000 policemen and firemen in Louis ville, and it is estimated that on an average they ride to and from their homes on the street cars three times a day while on duty. To meet this ex pense the city would have to increase its salaries, approximately $9,000 a month or about $100,000 annually. CAPITAL CHAT The monument of Gov. William Goebel, standing in front of the Capi tol, will be unveiled March 11, instead of March 4. A bill to place express companies under the regulation of the railroad commission was introduced by Repre sentative M. O. Wilson. A bill by Representative Wood ex empts from taxation moneys received from the United States government and the commonwealth of Kentucky by citizens as pensions. The bill of Representative Stone abolishes the office of assessor in each county acd provides that the justice i of the peace in each magisterial dis trict assets the property. : - The bill of Representative Shawler Axes additional fees to be charged by sheriffs. ; They " follow: . For each grand juror or petit juror summoned, 50 cents,; and for each witness sum moned for the commonwealth In mis demeanor cases, 20 cents; for sum moning witnesses , for , the common wealth, in examining trials and prose cutions . for misdemeanors before the judge of the county court and for sum moning witnesses before the r grand jury, 20 cents each. ' . , The Senate adopted a joint resolu tion, offered by Senator Samuel L. Ro bertson, of Louisville, providing for the removal of a marble bust of Abra ham Ijincoln from the rotunda of the Capitol to the Louisville Free Public Library. The measure offered by Representa tive Greene provides that all moneys derived by the state from, fines, for feitures and other, sources shall tie converted into a fund to be. used in prosecuting- violations of the liquor laws. ' ZOE ANDERSON MORRIS DEAD KENTUCKY WOMAN PREDICTED DEATH IN LAST ISSUE OF -HER , MAGAZZINE. j - "! AM GOING VERY SOON" Gifted Writer Was Beloved by Wide .. Circle in Little Ghetto ' World of New York, Where She Ministered To . the Unfortunate She Was' Born at . Harrodsburg. , - : Western Newspaper Union News Service. Harrodsbnrg, Ky. In the last issue of the little New York magazine, "East Side," Zoe Anderson Nor ris wrote: "I am going to take the journey to the undiscovered country very, very soon." Word has just been received that she is dead; that she died as she had dreamed and . predicted, "very,, very soon." Mrs. Norris was Miss Zoe Anderson. She was born 47 years ago in this city. She was married to S. W. Norris, by whom she had one daughter, Mrs. Fletcher Chelf, who lives at Harrodsburg. Mr. Norris died several years ago. On the East Side, where she lived in a little five-room flat, Zoe Anderson Norris was beloved by many whose names are known in the social and literary registers of New York, arad by hundreds whose condition in life led them by the nar row little ghetto world. Founded Ragged Edge Club. Mrs. Norris had been a contributor to magazines, she had done active newspaper work, and five years ago she began the publication of the little magazine. She was best known of re cent years by writers and newspaper people generally as the founder and spirit of the Ragged Edge club. Her premonition of the approaching death, Mrs. Norris wrote in her maga zine, came to her recently in a dream. As she slept, she said, her mother came to her in her dream. "Ara I the next?" I asked her, and she Bale1, "yes." I screamed, and she put up her small hand , and said, "Shhh! shhh!" My screams awakened me. - The first thought that came to me, as I lay there in the dawn, was that 1 didn't care. How tame life gets after you have lived it any length of time! I have such fear of the streets; but every night I'm not killed, I plait my hair very neatly before I say my pray ers and make myself pretty as possible for them to find me in the morning. - AN EDUCATIONAL AWAKENING. ! Salyersville, Ky An unusual enthu siasm for education is sweeping over Magoffin county. Nearly every public school teacher held box suppers to se cure funds to supply their respective districts with libraries. As a result nearly every school district in Magof fin county has a library. A Magoffin county Educational association has been organized, and the slogan is, ''Two For Two," meaning that Magof fin county will have two teachers for every other two at the coming meet ing of the Kentucky Educational asso ciation. SLOT MACHINE DECISION. Newport, Ky. A verdict of Interest to saloonkeepers and confectioners was rendered by a jury in the circuit court in the case of Malcolm Eads, who was charged with "unlawfully aiding and assisting in operating a nickel-in-tiie-slot machine used for bet ting, whereby money is won and lost." A verdict finding the defendant not guilty was returned. The defense was based upon the contention that the worth, of a nickel dropped into the machine is given to each person, eith er in candy or chewing gum. STRINGING CURRENT LINES. Whitesburg, Ky. The Consolidation Coal Co. is arranging to start work Aipon the construction of 150 miles of high tension transmission lines to fur nish current to all cities and mining communities within a radius of 60 miles of Jenkins, where it has a 12,500 horsepower plant. Already the com pany has constructed lines to the new cities of Way land and Watson to Beaver creek, where the Elkhorn Coal and Gas Co. is operating ,on a large scale. . NEW COURTHOUSE OCCUPIED. W'hitlev City, Ky. Circuit court convened here in the new $5,000 court house, with Judge F. D. Sampson pre siding. There were more than 400 Der- sons in attendance. The judge's charge to the grand jury- was strong as to the violation of the liquor law and the Tar rying of pistols. There are tfc.ree mur der cases to be tried. OFFER OF STATUE WITHDRAWN. Louisville, Ky. James P. Wballen withdrew his offer of an $11,000 statue of John H. Whallen,' which had been accepted . by ; the Louisville board of park commissioners. Whallen charges that a fraternal order, had already held a meeting, in which his offer to pay a tribute to his brother was "made the vehicle of a torrent or religious preju dice.". The Women's Christian Tem perance Union also adoptei resolu tions protesting against the proposed statue. . . . . STARTS A NEW PAPER r H. C. Chappell. .The Three States is the name of ;H. C. Chappell's new paper at Mid dlcsboro. Mr. Chappell is one of the best known newspaper men in Ken tucky. His first newspaper venture was the Thousandsticks, published at Hyden in 1903. At the time Mr. Chap pell was only nineteen years of age. Later be was connected with the Somerset' (Ky.) Republican. MAGIC CITY AT AUCTION. Henderson, Ky. Although well-advertised and sold at public auction in front of the courthouse, the famous "Magic City" brought only $4,481.78. This is the city which was heralded as the modern Utopia. It was clever ly designed and the main administra tion building was of beautiful archi tectural design. It was fitted up with splendid office equipment, and from this administration building was to be conducted the affairs of the city to be. A complete waterworks plant with modern machinery was installed, lots were platted and streets named, but the city of the planners' dreams never materialized, and it was sold for debts. An eastern woman Is said to have ad vanced part of the money spent in building the "city."v More than $30,000 was expended. The purchaser was J W. Bodine. STUDENTS' SMOKING FORBIDDEN. Lexington, Ky. A resolution adopt ed by the faculty of state university provides "that here-itter it shall be unlawful for any student to smoke in any of the recitation rooms, Y. M. C. A. rooms, armory, gymnasium, draw ing rooms,, hallways, doorways or lab oratories of the university; and that it shall be the duty of the professors, assistants and instructors and the commandant to rigidly enforce this regulation." DOCTORS OBJECT TO RATE. Versailles, Ky. At a meeting of the city council an ordinance was adapted making vaccination in Versailles com pulsory, conditioned upon the doctors consenting to vaccinate at 50 cents per capita, instead of $1, the regular rate. Some of the doctors when approached declined to accede to the "cut rate" proposed by the council, and the ordi nance was suspended. WATER SCARCITY IN HARDIN. Elizabethtown, Ky. The effects of the drouth last summer and fall are still noticeable upon the water supply of Hardin county. Wells are being bored to a great depth in the place of the dry wells; in order to obtain water. The dry branches of the county, which are generally flooded at this season, are still without water. BOND ELECTION WANTED. Franklin, Ky. Petitions are being circulated in this county for an elec tion on the proposition to float for an amount not to exceed $100,000 for the purpose of building pikes. It is the re 'quest of the petitioners that a special election be held April 19. PERSIAN CHOSEN FOR PASTOR. Shelby viller Ky. The- Rev. M. Max Jossip has accepted a call to the pas torate of the Mulberry Presbyterian church. Mr. Max Jossip is a native of Persia and- will graduate from the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville in June. ODD FELLOWS HOLD MEETING. Eminence, Ky, Several hundred Odd Fellows attended the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, com prising thirteen counties of Central Kentucky, which was held in this city. A large class was given the grand lodge degrees. - AT FUNERAL UNDER GUARD. Nicholasville, Ky. The funeral of James Bishop, who died in jail from a gunshot wound was held in Wilmore, and Bishop's father; who is in jail for the alleged killing of Robert Gorrum, in the same fight, was allowed to at tend the funeral under a guard. U. M. SWINFORD REAPPOINTED. , . Carlisle, ; Ky. Circuit Judgy L. P. Fryer has reappointed U. M S'inford master corr-missioner. ' .. CLAY'S WIDOW IS ;DEAD Dora Brock Hunt Married to the Gen eral When Sixteen. Richmond, Ky. Mrs. Dora Brock Clay Hunt, who gained national notice If'" years ago when she married Gen. Cassius Marcellus Clay when he was in his ninetieth year, died at her home near here. At the time of her wedding tc Gen. Clay, Mrs. Hunt was 16 years old, and Mr. Clay, who was at one time minister to . Russia, barricaded his home in Madison county in order to prevent any relatives : from stopping Ihe ceremonies. The-girl later -was divorced and since that time had been married four times. Gen. Clay died in 1905. ; DANCES ARE FORBIDDEN. Versailles, Ky.? In view of the prev alence of smallpox, in Central Ken tucky, the city council of Versailles passed an ordinance . prohibiting the giving or attending of public dances or like entertainments in this city and making it unlawful "to gather in any store or room or building for the pur pose of loafing or for any purpose un less the same be necessary." There is only one case of smallpox in Ver sailles, this being a n-jgro living in the Big Spring bottcm, and three cases in the family of Marion Chand ler, who lives a short distance from town. Vaccination has, been very gen eral here and the authorities are tak ing every possible precaution. LEG PART OF HUMAN BODY. Frankfort, Ky. The leg is 'part of the human body in Kentucky, so held and determined by the court of ap peals affirming the Jefferson circuit court in the case of the Louisville Railway Company vse P. A. Veith, con cerning which the court said "the question is whether or not one's leg is a part of his body within the mean ing of the pleading," and, further, that under the averment in the petition o! "a great and lasting injury to all parts of plaintiff's" body evidence of an in jury to a leg and ankle of plaintiff is competent." WILL RESIST FRANCHISE TAX. Covington, Ky. A suit to njoin any action by city or state officials for the collection of the franchise tax on about half of the valuation of $10, 757,100 made by the board of valuation- and assessment was filed in the United States Court by Attorneys Gal vin and Hubbard, representing the C, N. O. & T. P. railroad. It is the con tention of the railroad company 'that the valuation is not legal. FRUIT CULTURE IS PUSHED. ' Salyersville, Ky. The Magoffin County Fruit Growers' association has held, two enthusiastic meetings. The slogan of the association is "Fultless Fruit." County Superintendent S. S. Elam is president of the association. There is no doubt but Magoffin county will soon come to the front as ta fruit county. The Magoffin County Home Canning club has been organized. VIOLATIONS OF DRY LAWS. Carlisle, Ky. The Nicholas county grand jury has adjourned after return ing into court. 36 indictments. Eighteen of them are against persons charged with violations of prohibition laws and there are a number of charges of car rying deadly weapons concealed. CASH FOR MINE PROPERTIES. Henderson, Ky. April 1 is the date fixed for the consummation of the $6,000,000 coal consolidation in West ern Kentucky. A deed in escrow for the properties of the Pittsburg Coal company at Baskett and at Scottsville has been prepared. Cash will be paid for these properties. , HELD FOR BROTHER'S DEATH. Grenville, Ky. The examining trial of Ivy Will-tins, charged with killing his brother, Elias Wilkins, near Mid land, was held before Judge J. J. Rice and resulted In Wilkins being held to await the action of the grand jury. OVER THE STATE Gen. Nelson" A. -Miles visited John E. Madden, an old friend, at Hamburg Place, Lexington. A new public school building at Mt Vernon, Woodford county, has been completed and the formal dedication will take . place some- time in the spring. - The building is constructed entirely of concrete. - , ' . Gov. McCreary appointed H. H. Howard police judge of Ezel, Morgan county, to succeed B. F- Davis, who has become' postmaster 'at -that place, and appointed W. T. Wood police judge of Rochester, Butler, county. ' Farmers are kept busy taking care of young lanibsl Dogs have played havoc with sheep In various sections. The Hardin county fiscal court h'as appointed a committee to investigate the advisability of building a bridge across Rolling Fork river, at Woold ridge s Ferryy 1 Ludlow has, just celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Incorporation as a city, ' the legislature of 1864 . having granted the city a charter on the ninth j day of February of that. year. ; " SEC. WILSON TALKS PLAIN lr Favor' of Restricted Immigretion, ' Brings Forth Denunciation of Government By Schiff. Western Newspaper Union News Service New York. William B. Wilscn. sec retary of labor, at a -meeting of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society intended by 2,500 psrsans, came out openly in favor of restricted immigration. . His speech was taken in cominj; directly from the president himself. Thes tand taken by the sec retary of labor brought forth a sharp denunciation of the government by Ja cob H. Schiff, who charged that the country was tiot lending its best as sistance to solve the immigration problem. "It is true that we have large tracts of land which provide room for' mil lions upon millions, but It is belter that those millions shall not come to usi in larger number than we can as similate them," said the" secretary. "Moreover, . we must keep La min-J the conditions o! the multitudes already here." Mr. Scliilf visibly shook with icdije nation when he was called upon to speak. - He turned around facing Sec retary Wilson and commenced to hurl his denunciation of the government. "I do no: agree entirely in what I understand Mr. Wilson to say concern ing the immigrant," said the venerable banker. "There have always been attempts at restriction of immigration to this country from the time the Iadians tried to reject the Puritans when they came over on the Mayflower. There has always been somebody who want ed to keep out the Immigrant." THOUSAND A DAY SPENT. Knoxville, Tenn. After having con fessed to spending $1,000 a day, ac cording to the police, since January 29, when it is charged he t abbed an express company at Syracuse, N. Y., of $15,20,0, Benjamin Round, the police say, turned over to them more than $17,000 in negotiable vouchers and drafts. The police could not account for the difference in figures. Round was arrested here after a round of lavish spending- When an automobile he purchased broke down on the road near here he immediately abandoned it and purchased another. RIOT RAGED AT CHURCH. - South Bend, Ind. As a result of rioting provoked by the unsuccessful attempt, of Sheriff Edward Swanson to carry out the order, of Judge W. A. Funk, of the circuit court, to place Rev. Stanislaus Gruza in charge of St. Casimier's Polish Roman church, seven persons were seriously injured and one hundred others hurt. CINCINNATI MARKETS Corn New corn is quoted as fol lows: No. 2 white 7071c. No. 3 white 67S68c, No. 3 yellow 65tJCi:c, ' No. 4 yellow 634t65c, No. 2 mixed 67 68c, No. 3 mixed 6465c, No. A mixed 6264c, mixed ear 646c, white ear 64 -66c, yellow ear 64 it- 66c. Hay No. 1 timothy $18, standard timothy $17, No. 2 timothy $15. No. 3 timothy $14, No. 1 clover mixed 15, No. .2 clover mixed $13, No. 1 clover SM&H.SO, No. 2 clover $1212."j0. Oats No. 2 white 4343VC.c, etand- uru uiie -2,tj.-i.c, ino. a watte 41 nv 42c, No. 4 white 39g40c, No. 2 mixed ' 41c; No. 3 mixed 4041e, No. 4 Wheat No. 2 red 9899o, No. 3 0 red 96971&e, No. 4 red 849c. ' Poultry Hens, .5 lbs and over, lCc; , 3 lbs and over, 16c; young, staggy roosters, 12c; roosters, 11c; springers,; under 2Vi tfis, 19c; springers, 2U lbs', ajid over, 18c; spring ducks, white. t lbs and over, 16c; ducks, under 4 lbs-j 15c; turkeys, toms, old, 21c; young , turkeys, 9 lbs and over, 21c. Cattle thinners SB 7E(f?)R 9.R vtr, good to choice $77.90, common to' fair $5.75 6.75; heifers, extra ,7.si 8, one load fancy 742 lbs $8.6-1, good to choice $77.55, commo nto Vair $5 -&)G.75; cows, extra $6.506.75, good to choice $6 6.40,' common to fair $3.505.50; canners $34.50.; Bulls Bologna $6.25 7, exxa S7.1C. fat bulls $6.757.25. -, - Calves Extra $11.75, fair to goo4 $9.50 11.50, common and large $6llj '.. Hogs Selected heavy - $8.908.951 good to choice packers' and butchers $8.90 8.95, mixed packers $8.85618.90,." Stags $57.50; extra $7.65 7.75. com- -mon to choice heavy fat sows $6r8 40, extra $8.50, light shippers $3.35(59,' pigs (110 lbs and less) $68p . , Sheep Extra $5.50, good fo"chb!8' $r.5.40, common to fair $34.75.i f Lambs Extra S8.10. ennA tn ckiL: $7,750 8.1U, comon to fair clipped lambs $6.507.25. ?670, INDIAN SCHOOL SHAKE-UP. Washington. Following the sueien- pension of Superintendent Friednian, V the books of the Carlisle Indian school have been turned over to th& dPTt'irt. : menof justice for investigation. ?ota- me uiuuus mo accuuuia wnicn are S tabe In confusion are those of the .aid fa- mous Carlisle Indian football Kle in addition to the removal ' of Su Jntendent Friedman a shaken rf en. er- )he entire teaching and general staff 0t the school is impending. The scliJol payroll amounts to about $50,CQ0 a yar.