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J. If f t IE RALSWI DOT IxicAn REBELS ANNIHILATE THREE DETACHMENTS OF GOVERNMENT TROOPS. (N IS SACKED AND RAZED r Clnrtin la PlllanoH anrf Rehutlt ,. - Railroad Bridges Between Pueblo and Oaxaca Are Burned Machln. lata' Strike la Still On. Mexico City, Jan. 11. After destroy tag the little garrison of federals and rawing the town of Ayotclngo, tweuty ire miles from Mexico City, a body of rebels withstood tho attacks of two detachments of federal rein fttfrcements and practically anni hilated tho government forces. This Information was brought hero by pns lingers arriving from that district, Mm, although at first practically de Mad offlclally, It was later officially oflflrmed. Threo other groups of ro fciforcemonts sent to tho sceno of tho Jch'tlng has not reported. Tlffi! Anrlrln nf ihn intxtn wna firlmlf. tedfcarly by tho government ofllclals, wl& attempted to minimize the Inci dent by asserting that tho rebels num bred only 180. Those who brought tho stbry to tho capital estlmato that tho rebels wero between BOO and 1,000 strong. Three Detachments Whipped. Tho attack on Ayotclngo began In the morning. Oft tho garrison of eighteen only two escaped, pno of them wounded. A force of twenty federals dispatched from Tenango to reinforce tho garrison was wiped out after n stiff fight. One hundred feder als hurriedly dispatched from XIco met tho samo fate. ' Bridges on tho Mexican Southern railway between Pueblo and Oaxaca have been burned Just after being re built. Tho strike of the machinists con tinues, there being a deadlock be tween tho strikers' committee and the ;rallway management. Through pas senger trains are running irregularly and freight trains scarcely at all. .WIRELESS men go to prison 3L rThree, Guilty of $1,000,000 Fraud, Are ,' 'Sentenced In New York Promoter Given Five Years. .New York, Jan. 11. Tho three men found guilty of a million dollar wire ess telephone and telegraph stock swindle were sentenced to tho Federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga. Cameron Spear, the promoter, must servo five years and pay a $200 fine; A. Fred erick Collins tho Inventor, must serve three years and pay a fine of $2,000, anaCharlcs L. Vaughan must servo two years. The defendants were convicted of using the malls to defraud In selling stock of the Collins Wireless Tele phono company and tho Continental Wireless Telephone and Telegraph company. . DEMOCRATS PICK MRS. AYRES i ' l Wife of New York Congressman Is Chosen President of Woman's National League. Washington, Jan. 11. The first an nual convention of the Woman's Na tlonal Democratic league at tho Now Wlllnrd developed into tho liveliest kind of a meeting. Mrs. Steven B. Ayres, wlfo of Repre sentative Ayres of Now York, was elected president by a vote of 38 to 28 over Mrs. John Sherwln Crosby. The appearance of Mrs. Mathew T. Scott, president of the Daughters of the American Revolution, turned the tide and saved tho day for Mrs. Ayres. I AMUNDSEN IN NEW YORK CITY L Friends Welcome Explorer Who Dis covered the South Pole Last Year. fa New York, Jan. 11. Re fewi. discoverer of tho ' came to Now York for -Ronald Amund south polo. an extended i visit to this country. He arrived on hn Mnur St Paul f At quarantine Amundsen was wol- s tomed by a commltteo of Scandina vian-Americans Next Wednesday a ' reception In his honor will bo held ,at the College of the City of Now uYork. I,F00D PRICE KEEPS SOARING i ' Potatoes and Sugar Alone Cheaper In Last Yea'r, Inquiry by Laabor Department Shows. Washington, Jan. 11. Soaring prices of foodstuffs are pictured In a now set of figures compiled by tho United States department of labor from its Investigation of the cost of Hlvng In thirty-nine American cities. Between August, 1911, and August, 1912, only two things decreased in price potatoes and sugar. Mean while everything elso advanced. I FIRST LADIES OF LAND DINE l Mr. Taft, Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. i) nm "" Time tveru pas uccurrea. Washington. D. C. Jan. 11. Three Hl-jj,f lariloii nf tlio land" dined at the House today when Mrs. Taft en- lined Mrs. Qrover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. White House ttucttev My bo reoord shows the wives of turee presidents uining to gether there before. MUST BE CAREFUL MAN FLAGMAN'S DUTIES IMPORTANT PART OF TRAIN SERVICE. Supposed to Protect His Train Against Rear-End Collisions Is Often to Blame for Serious Wrecks. Tho duties of flagmen have not been standardized; that Is to say, rules governing thorn are ;iot tho same on nil roads. A flagman Is sup posed to bo a careful man, tho best brakeman, Indeed, on the train. I have known cases, how over, where green hands wero given tho Job. Theoret ically, and actual ly on somo lines, a flagman 1b only required to pro tect his train against rear-end collisions. On the other roads flag men are also brakemen. When a train stops, If the stop Is not of the sched u'o of that particular train, the fig man Is required to go back 'a suffi cient distance' and, with a lantern by night and a flag by day, together with torpedoeB or fuses, signal any 'other train that Is going the snmo way, and on tho same way. "Tho words 'a sufficient distance,' permit the flagman to uso his own judgment, and the phrase Is found in tho rules of a great many rail roads, big ones as well as little on,os. There are roads, however, which di rect that a flagman shall go back to the fifteenth or twenty-fourth tele graph polo from the last car of his train. Whether he goes 'a sufficient distance,' In his opinion, or for a speci fied distance, measured by poles, ho Is to step any train that Jeopardizes his own. When his train Is ready to move, tho engineer signals him In with a whistle and then he sprints over tho tics as fast as he can, leav ing, it is supposed, one or two torpe does on tho rails behind. "Tho flagman, the engineer and tho conductor are in a hurry. Time is so precious with them that every fraction of a minute counts. The farther the flagman walks away from his train, tho farther he will have to run when ho returns. He Is a human being like the rest of us. Maybe tho sun is pretty hot. Perhaps It Is a cold or J rainy night. And 'a sufficient dis tance' gives him latitude In a matter of life and death! Many a flagman has wrecked a train. "Tho flagman of tho Overland Ex press, on the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy railroad was to blame, pri marily, for the accident at Western Springs, 111., on the 11th of last July.' The train was stopped by signal early during the morning In a fog. It was being followed by the fast mall. The trains, so our investigation showed, were about nine minutes apart. The flagman, at the official hearing of tho case, said that he went back as far as ho could and that he ran part of the way. He put iloAvn two torpedoes, 1,200 feet from tho rear end of his own train. On his wny back the fast mail passed him 'at fifty miles an hour, and a moment later ran Into tho Overland Express, which had not be gun to move, killing 11 pasengers and two employes and Injuring 2G pessen gers and two employes. "The trains, remember, had been about nine minutes apart. In a test, after the accident, It was found that a flagman, at a brisk walk, could have gone back 2,227 feet in six minutes. It was learned, also, that the flagmau of tho Overland Express put two tor pedoes on tho rail, which was Blmply a cautionary signal, whereas he should have used but one torpedo, which would have been a signal for tho fast mall train to stop .Unnatural Mothers. It cannot bo too strongly reiterated that maternal love does not necessar ily Include wisdom. It la "natural" for every mother to love her children, but It does not follow that she knows what is best for them. The animal mother does know by instinct; and we, con tent to take our pattern of mother hood from the beasts, havo Imagined that wo needed nothing more. . . . Wo assume that every mother knows how to care for her children; and, if wo only seo her keeping at It Inces santly, wo nover criticize the method or results. . . . Wo have argent need of tho unnatural mother tho mother who has added a trained Intel lect to a warm heart; and, when we havo enough of them, the rarest sound on ea'rth will bo hut now so pitifully common the crying of a llttlo child. Oilman. Unhealed War Wound. Vetorans and near-vetornns wero fighting all the old battles over again on the street cur, says the Kansas City Journal. Thrilling escapes and blood-curdling adventures had been related by tho dozen when tho turn camo to a llttlo old man with a long beard. Stroking his adornment carefully, tho old man said; "Well, boys, the war cost mo Just $900 In cold cash. I didn't want to go, bo I paid a substitute the money to serve fur me. Do you know that fellow went alt through the" war with out getting a scratch? I could have done the same thing and saved wy money. I tell you, war is a oalawlty," Market near Fourth Louisville. Ky. Now in Actual Progress January Clearance Sale! AS usual this sale is beinp; conducted in the characteristic Bacon way. That is it is a strictly bonifide clearance in which all departments are represented ATTEND--IT WILL PAY YOU TO ATTEND! Winter goods of every description and winter wearing apparel for women and children can be bought at prices that do not prevail at any time other than clearance time CLEARANCE TIME FOR US MEANS BAR GAIN TIME FOR YOU Nearly'a quarter of a million dollars worth of goods at generously reduced prices is embodied in this big sale. Is it any wonder then, why we are urging you to attend, why it will pay you to attend. 0 Railroad Fares Refunded We want to place all of our out-of-town friends on the same plane as our city customers. In order to do this we refund to our out-of-town customers five per cent of their total purchaces up to the amount of their round trip railroad fare. Hence you can come to our store, take advantage of our big assortments and low - prices and your railroad fare will cost you nothing. WORKINGS OF THE CAM0RRA How an Englishman Was Politely Mulcted of $300 by Italian Society. A paean of rejoicings has gone up In print over the verdict on the Ca morra prisoners at Vlterbo, and It Is stated rather previously, I fear that the great secret society of Italy has been scotched. That Naples will no longer be its headquarters Is proba ble, but It Is so widely spread over the whole of Italy that It can bo no moro killed by Imprisoning its Nea politan leaders than you can kill an octopus by cutting off one of Its ten tacles. Tlio society has local branches In every town of importance, and it, adapts its methods to the status of the people whom It bleeds. How polite the Camoirlsts can be a truo talo of how an Englishman sub scribed to its funds will show. Tho Englishman In question, a man led man, took a houso In ono of tho sea port towns of Italy, not Naples, and brought his English furnlturo with him. A month or two after ho had taken up residence, a very polite Ital ian gentleman called ou him and pre sented him with a bill for $300 for furnlturo bought from an Italian firm. Tho Englishman said that thero must ho somo mlstako, for ho had bought no furnlturo in Italy, and his visitor then explained that tho bill was tho means by which ho might subscilbo to tho local branch of tho Camorra, and thus obtain Its protection. There was no hurry about tho matter, said tho pollto Italian, and If the Englishman did not care to pay at onco the matter might Btand over for six months Tho Englishman went to his consul, who referred him to tho local head of tho police. The local head of tho po lice, talking as an official, promised him overy piotectlon If he did not In tend to give tho money, but as a pri vnto Individual, suggested to him that ?300 was not very much to pay to avoid nil tho anxiety that was entailed by being In tho black books of tho Ca morra. The Englishman paid his $300 and holds tho bill, duly receipted, for purely Imaginary furniture, bought from a purely Imaginary Italian firm. USE DYNAMITE IN NEW WAY Takes Place of Saw In Solvlnn Bridge Construction Problem In the West. Railroading In the west continually presents new problems to the con struction engineer, but the use of dyn amite In place of a saw was ttied for the first time on a Santa Fe bridge over the San Joaauln river, near Fret- J.Bffi2iasoff INCORPORATED O ao, cat. Concreto abutments and piers had been built under an old wooden trestle typo bridge and the principal girders of the new steel structure prepared and riveted together at a distance ready to bo lowered Into placo from derrick trains. All tho earlier stages of tho new brldgo had been construct ed with tho woodon bridge ns a false work and without Interruption to traf fic. Hut tho floor of the woodon brldgo was 15 feet higher than the now steel structure was Intended to be. To shorten tho supports by sawing would take several days and tlo up tralllc The engineers got around tho diffi culty by running the derricks out to the proper points and then placing a small charge of dynamlto In each of tho wooden supports of tho old bridge u3t 15 feet below tho roadbed. The dynamite shots wero discharged slmul tancously, the old brldgo fell, and tho sntlro stool structure dropped Into placo at onco It took but threo hours then to lay tho ties and rails. Popu lar Mechanics. HELPING THE FARM INDUSTRY Is Business Proposition With the Rail roads and Much Money Is Spent In That Way. For a generation or moro tho rail roads of this country havo been mak ing efforts to- Increpso tho number of farmers In certain regions, thus try ing to promote agriculture, and through greater agricultural prosper Itj, to lncreaso their rovonues de rived from hauling farm products. Within tho past decade theso efforts to encourago agrlculturo havo been extended to Include Instructions In methods of fnrmjng, Investigation of farming possibilities of a region, as slBtnnco In organizing agricultural as sociations, co-oporatlon with Htato and county fairs, employment of farm la bor, aid In finding markets, and other helpful lines of work. Those projects aro not confined to railroad compa nies; they aro, however, tho most prominent of tho several classes of business concerns engaged In similar work. This promotion work on tho part of tho railroads Is a business propo sition. Improvement In agriculture means moro truffle, and for this reason largo Bums of money aro bolng expend ed systematically by numerous coin panlos.Exchango. Somo Improvement Since. Dr. Ilolen L. Sumner collatod sonio flmiroa for tho department of labor, t which set forth that at Pateruou, in 1835, women and children had to bo at work at 4:30 in the morning. They I vera ullnworf half an hour for hrak- up Hgawagggf jiiajDnsunuemuauj mia&i nt H. E. ROYALTY PERMANENT DENTIST Cumb. Phone 18. Residence fliellman House Hardinsburg, ::: Kentucky Office Over Farmers Bank ask me farmer Who Has One what wonders tho Ciiiiibcrlimcl Telophono woiks for him. lie will reply: 1 Vwillc t,ir m-nrliinl'j .1 !........, .1... 1. i 2 Gets tho best prices 3 BriniM .supplies m 1 ULII3 IIII IJIUUIIbin I 7 Pay, for itself over and over Seven eurclintil reasons why YOU should bo mttMcstcd and send today for booklet. "For information call Manager Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Co. (IncorDorotod.) fast and thre quarters of an hour ror dinner, and then worked "as long us they could Bee." They btruck that year, however, nnd their hours wero reduced to 11V4. In Philadelphia, In 1833, tho hours woro said to bo 13. At about the same tlmo tho hours at tho Schuylkill factory wero from "sunrlso to sunset, from tho 21st of March to the 20th of September, Inclusively, and from sunrlso until eight o'clock p. m. during tho romalnder of tho year." On Saturdays tho mill wns stopped ouo hour bofore Bunset "for tho purposo of cleaning tho machinery." Preserving Valuable Relics. A very complete collection of Indian stono lnbcrlptlons 1b bolng niado for the United States museum, and this Is being done In a novel manner without t'ostro) lug tho original A soft paper has beon prepared for tho purposo und this Is moistened and placed over tho Inscriptions and pressed Into tho In terstices. Hoie It 1h nllowed to dry, after which it Is carofully romoved nnii tho shell used as n mold from i which a cast la mudo. Tho latter shows all thd details of tho carvings as well as tho markings on tho surfaco of tho Btono and after tho casts havo beon painted it Is dldlcult to detect tho Im position. Gossip Ahead. "Wo ought to havo a most Interest inf; year with our card club." "That eoT" "Ye; threo of last year's members are suing for divorce." Fourth Near Market Louisville, Ky. 't I HI I' 'V II I lllll 5 Helps the housewife 4 G Inuiensos ninths f .-..-..,-. FOR SALE Mrs. Kato Boa id desires to soil her Hoardinjr Houso Busi ness in Louisville. Rooms aio well furnished and she has nn established business For fur ther infouuiitien wnto her at 202 Fast Broadway or V. G. BABBAGE, Attorney Cloverport, Ky. Notice That icsolutions of rct-peet tiro published nt 5l cents' "per lino, rleaso do not send obituaries to tho News without expecting to pay for tho publication of this kind of matter. (M 1 J i S .'