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i In 1 t ! i . N :1 fa K. ' Hartford Republican. KntoMxl according to law at t Poitofllc 0f tford. Ky.. an mill matter of the cond ALLISON J. HARNETT Editor ESTILL HARNETT, Assoclnto Editor Address nil communications to The Hartford llepubllcan. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS BatMCiitxrn dtotrlnft th pstr aent to ft new ddru mmt Rtye th old mlilrwi In making the (qMt. BtulnMK Local and Notice 10c per Una and 5c pr llae tor each additional Insertion. ObltnartM, Hcolntlon ami Card of Thnk,Bc Pr lln, money In ndrance. Cbarih Xotlcen for nerrlcea free, tint other ndTertlement, 6c per line. Anonymous comrannlcntlona will recelre no ttentlon - CviiasklsorlaaadL .... .. 123 3Tjtzxxiaia I-Cvi.tvi.al CO FRIDAY, MARCH 3. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Wo nre authorized to announco TOM SPURRIER, of Grayson county, as a candidate for Congress, from the fourth District, Subject to the action Of the Republican primary, Saturday, August 5, 1916. By a little twist of the wrist, or something, Stanley seems to have pulled things his own way In Frank fort. We don't know who put the Germ In Germany, but England boasts that when she Is through there won't even bo any. Preparedness to the school boy jueans putting a book Inside the seat of his Jeans to absorb the shock of, teacher's forty-two centimeter. Our Idea of a sure enough Repub lican is the one who gets up at 3:00 ,a. m., drives flvo miles with the mer cury around the bottom, and catches a train for the Bcene of tho District Convention. r The Kentucky Legislature recently passed an act which allows the State Superintendent TEN assistants at. a fotfll cost of near $12,000 to the dear taxpayers, thus doth the much her alded, Stanleylzed retrenchment and .reform bud and blossom, as a rose. President Wilson was entirely too proud to fight a few short months back, but he shows feeblo signs of reversal of form. He has been smoked out a bit. On or about Nov. 7th, 1016 he won't be as proud as he once was and we "kinder" feel that some of the fight will be knocked 'out of him. That huge and dazllng search light -which Gov. Augustus Owsley Stanley was going to cast into every shady jiook and corner of fraud, extrava gance and mis-management 'peared to i have fizled and burned out just about election date. We haven't .noticed so much as tho flare of an un snuffed tallow dip. We suggested last week that tho editors of the Herald and Repub lican announce their willingness to Join and co-operate with a commer cial club to "boost" Hartford and Ohio county. We took the liberty to declare "two in" at that time with out awaiting a reply, and asked, 'whos" next?" The two Hartford pa pers are united upon tho question of this organization as they have both signified, but tho "who's next?" has never been answered. Our contem porary is right. It is not a two-mau game, but who knows what good wight result from our little discus sion. THE CONVENTION. The Republican State convention at Louisville Wednesday was certain ly a "whopper", boys. We wish you all could have been there for a better stimulant for that old cabin ' blood would Indeed be hard to find. The con vention ball was filled to capacity and with its galy decorations pre heated a scene worth going miles to see. Some of them must have 'pro dieted that, too, for they were there irom all over the State, big, little, old and young. A good brass band played lively aires and when It struck up the stratns of "Star Spangled Dan ger" every heart was thrilled and tho mass roso as ono and stood at atten tion until tho echo of tho last uoto had ceased to bo audlblo. They wero all thero, tho stolid O'Rear, tho popular Morrow, tho or ator Franks, Dr. Hunter, Coinbs and the rest. Differences wero forgot ten nnd tho solo aim seemed to bo to get a man at tho head of tho nation al government who knows how and can do things. Chairman Franks surrendered tho gavel with ono of his famous speech es In which ho scored Wilson and bis policies. Temporary Chairman . Thurman B. Dixon sounded tho koy note and his address was ono of tho best over delivered In Loujsvillo. Ho said when the administration first went In they wore seeking a means to reduco the cost of living, but now they aro seeking a means to produce tho cost of living. Tho delegates at largo wcro In structed to vote for Fairbanks for tho Republican nomination for President at tho Chlcn.Ro convention In Juno. Tho cross between tho Bull Mooso and Elephant is a big healthy animal and seems to take more after tho mother elephant. Howover It has tho flectness of foot of tho mooso and bids fair to bo an excellent runner. Tho Ivory of tho elephant Is miss ing In tho now animal, also tho bull of tho moose. Tho keeper has not been selected yet, but anyone, desir ing to sco tho new animal can do so after tho fall of 1916 by calling at Washington, D. C. m U. S. TORT PLANS FOUND ON GERMAN OFFICERS New York, March 1. Plans of United States fortifications have been found in the possession of Richard von Arend and Rudolph von Kracht, two young Germans arrested hero on a charge- of operating the mails to swindle, according to a statement mado to-day by Assistant United States District Attorney MacDonald. Von Arend and Von Kracht, who claim, according to' the Federal au thorities, to be German army Lieu tenants, were arraigned before a United States commissioner here to day. According to post ofllco inspectors the two men had conducted a syste matic begging campaign through the malls, asking for help on the ground that they were destitute German ar my officers. They aro said to have refused the aid of representatives of charity" organizations, because they did not wish to make public their antecedents, as required by such or ganizations. Von Arend and Von Kracht were held in $5,000 ball each for a hear ing Saturday. They denied ever hav ing had any plans of American forts and said the only things answering such a description t.hat they owned were pictures sent them trom Ger many by relatives. GEN. VILLA FORCES KILL AMERICAN CITIZEN Washington, March 1. The mur der of Grover C. Varn, an Ameri can, by Villa forces at his home last night, 25 miles north of Durango.was reported officially today to the state department. No other details were given. Reports today to the department of justice, said Gen. Felix Diaz who hopes to start a new revolution in Mexico, left the United States on Feb ruary 18, on a ship bound from Tampa, Fla., to Tlerra in the state of Vera Cruz, Mex. This advice came from an agent of the bureau of investigation and of ficials wero inclined to give it cred ence. Agents of the bureau were busy today watching the reported Diaz plot In various sections with a view to checking any effort to send him arms or ammunition. All centers of Mex ican activity were watched and par ticular attention was directed to El Paso, where ono of Diaz's friends Is believed to bo working In hl3 inter est and to New York where, it is un derstood, an effort may bo made to obtain financial aid for the new rev olution. - 200 CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOLS IN OWENSBORO On account of tho epidemic of measles now prevalent In- tho city, according to Prof. J. H. Rlsley, su perintendent of city schools, over 200 children aro out of school, Mr. Rls ley states that tho severity of the epidemic has fallen heaviest upon the Third street and Seventh street schools. The fact that 200 and more pupils are out of school, said Prof. Rlsley, doesn't mean that there are that many pupils stricken with the mala dy. Tho total number given Includes those who are, ill with tho disease, other children of the samo families and children who are either exposed to infection or kept out by parents to prevent contracting the disease. Tho typo of measles Is very mild and the physicians of the city stato they have the epidemic well in hand. At tho same time parents are urged to take precautions against their children needlessly contracting, tho malady. ' FIVE-LEGGED COLT IN RUSSELL COUNTY Columbia, Ky., March 1. A pecu liar frealc of nature In tho, animal lino belongs to Jo Dunbar, of Lula, Russoll county. It. Is a colt now noarly a year old, born with flvo legs, tho fifth, as well developed as either of tho other four. A veterinary sur geon of this place amputated the ex tra limb a few days ago and brought it to this place whore it is being exhibited. HOUSE VOTES 15,000 TO END ILLITERACY HOUSE VOTES ANNUAL PITTANCE TO CAUSE FOR NEXT TWO YEARS. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. ' 29. Tho campaign for tho eradication of illi teracy in Kentucky suffered a serious reverse lato today when the House of Representatives, after ""great argu ment about it nnd about" as Omar says, doled out to the Kentucky Illi teracy Commission a niggardly plt tanco of $5,000 annually for two years, Instead of $20,000 annually fop five years, as had been urged by tho commission. The amended bill, which passed by a vote of 55 to 29, now goes to tho Senate, whero it is expected to pass. Tho approval of Gov. Stanley even for this small appropriation is con siderably doubtful, however, since he recently granted an Interview In which ho said that the State's finan ces do not warrant nn expenditure In this great cause. The debate on the bill was marked by grievious descriptions of tho de pleted condition of the State treasury and the disparity between Kentucky's receipts and disbursements . Oppon ents for the bill, however, mado no allusion to tho fact that tho bills havp already passed tho House providing for the employment of "extra help" In several Stato departments. In ad dition to tho reduction of tho approp riation, the bill, before Its passage, was otherwiso amended to ifs detri ment, according to its friends. Tho illiteracy commission bill, of which Representative Frank Greene is tho author, was brought before the House this evening when Represen tative Hobs, of Lexington, moved that it be taken out of the "regular order and placed upon its passage. Tho motion prevailed, 57 to 11. An amendment by Representative Howard providing that appropria tions should be authorized for only two years, instead of flvo, was adopt ed. An amendment by Representa tive Spahn to strike out a section of the bill which authorized the Illite racy Commission to have Its printing done by the State, the satM ns other State departments, also waj adopted. Some debate ensued when Repre sentative Bailee offered an amend ment to reduce the appropriation for Hit two years to $5,000 auuunlly In Head of $20,000. Representnii-'e Hnfcbs, who vaa guiding th. ilost'nles o: tho measurj, declared the amend irtnt was offered to kill the "hill Niverless, tho aateuument wns'alopt eo by a vote of I " tc 3!. 5 An amendment by Iiupresciilall'-c Coleman to str'do out the scetiMi 1 ro vldlng for a census of Illiterates, was defeated. At this juncture Representative Radcliffe moved to table the bill. Tho motion was defeated, the voto be ing 29 to 56. Thereafter an amend ment was adopted striking out the provisions providing for compensa tion for the school trustees who take the census of Illiterates. When tho bill, as amended, was placed upon Its passage. Represen tative Roach made a ringing speech in Us favor. Ho urged tho Legisla ture "to extend the democracy of, -education to every citizen In tho Com monwealth." He said that legisla tors have passed many laws affqctlng tho welfare of; crops and hogs, and that It Is High time more measures were being passed for the welfaro of human beings. Ho begged the Legis lature to make Kentucky a pioneer In this direction. , . OPPOSED TO THE OLD ROAD WORKING SYSTEM To tho Fiscal Court of Ohio Co. ' Gentlemen: We, the undersign ed voters and road hands of Beaver Dam Magisterial District No. 2,- of Ohio county, Kentucky, do earnestly request said court to meet us and the road hands of the other respective Magisterial Districts of the ""county, at Hartford, Ky., March 11, 1916, at the County Union of the A. sofE., at 1 o'clock p., m., for the purpose' of advising together whether or not tho plan adopted by the Fiscal Court at its last session in regard to working the roads, and tho people, In justice to all concerned and- in fairness too, we, who have tho bur don to bear, that is the farmers of this county, and moro especially, thoso between tho ages of 18 and 50 years, wo feel It would bo putting moro than their share on them. Therefore we, tho commltteo appoint ed to get this matter -before tho hoit orablo court and tho people of this county, trust and bellevo that tho" Fiscal Court will glvo this matter duo consideration. Tim fllnirltirr npn n fnw nf ftin ,, lUU iuiiuni0 .w " " - roasons wo havo against working tho road under tho old system: 1. Tho law is not just that com pels tho overseer to take tho placo, (it Is a fine of from $5.00 to $25.00 if ho refuses), without compensation except his road ppll tax, Said over-' seer to warn In hands, keep up his section of road and nil culverts and bridges under 20 feet. Said over seer to bo liable to Indictment and line If ho falls to keep roads nnd bridges freo-from obstruction and In good ropalr, 2. Vo don't think it right for tho boj-3 to work on tho roads boforo they aro of legal age, nor would wo think much of any ono who would holler "back to the farm," and encourage such a system. We think it unfair to tho road hands to ask them to furnish their own tools nnd without any compensation whatever to keep up tho roads' and bridges. The old system would bo less than halt of the wealth of tho county keeping tho roads. ' 4. The roads of this county aro public proporty samo. as court house and jail and It would be as fair to ask tho road hands to keep samo In re pair. As wo understand it, tho Fis cal Court went back to tho old sys tem for two reasons, viz.: Lack of funds and public sentiment. Without censuring any one, wo fear It was not mado public enough. We feel like thero should bo an expression from tho "boys In tho trenches." And If a majority of them are against keep ing up tho roads by tho old system, we don't think tho fiscal court Bhould ask It, nor do wo believe they will. Herald please copy. JOE BARRETT, C. N. TAYLOR, Commlttco. ANOTHER GERMAN RAIDER AT LARGE ON ATLANTIC New York, Feb. 29. Wireless warnings that a German commerce raider, possibly accompanied by con sorts, was attacking shipping in the Ulanttc, were received by tho St?:i :l:rd Oil tanker Communlpaw, which arrived here to-day from Alglcr-;. The first message was rj.'.,!''e February I" rnd Has partly, In it-'f. It read: "Abinb n Ding Caaw ami ro ported being chased by a suspicious ship which she believes to be a,Ger man raider. Position Wch and Wmx Course west." Tho Communlpaw was some miles south of the Azores when this mes sage, apparently from the same ship, said: "Altered course to Wpn and Nnn." The third and most significant mes sage was received about S o'clock that evening. Its text was: "Ger man steamer is attacking shipping in the Atlantic and may be assisted by captured vessajs which sho armed. Description 6,000 tons, speed fifteen knots, combination freight and pass enger steamer. Carries two guns and Is posing as neutral." The Communlpaw was the center 'of sensational rumors last December, when It was reported that she had been attacked and sunk by a subma rine in tho Mediterranean. After some days, during which Washington tried in vain to ascertain her whcrc--4 abouts sho put into Algiers and her captain denied that any attack had bepn made. -V- dV A. S. KIRK. The above will readily be recogniz ed by a great majority of the people of Ohio county and by almost all Ohio county Republicans as a toler ably good likeness of A, D. Kirk, of Hartford, Ky. Mr. Kirk is, while a young man, a lawyer of recognized ability, a force ful and entertaining speaker not only In arguments pertaining to matters of law but politics as well. The Hartford bar has not produced a moro able or successful attorney in years perhaps than tho subject of this sketch. Mr. Kirk has always taken an ac tive Interest in politics, having serv ed as chairman of. the Ohio County Campaign Commltteo during tho'IaBt campaign and ho has been for somo time past, chairman of the Ohio County Executive Committee which position ho fills, as Is his custom, to the entire satisfaction of all. Mr. "Kirk's term as chairman of the Ex ecutive Committee will expire wlth tho ro-organlzatton of the commltteo somo time n'fter March tho 11th, 1916, in case Mr. Kirk declines to succeed himself it is to bo hoped that tho position may bo filled by ono dis playing tho samo zeal and fairness which it has been Mr. Kirk's appar ent pleasure to show. ; i - ff?fc '$& ' 1 AliHE EttZfiS mmmmmmimmmmKhii'm jj mmmm FOR I fBHBllfMEiit? BRINd IN THE WHOLE FAMILY AND FIT THEM OUT WITH NEW -5TOCKINC-5 FROM BAbY'J TINY TOE-5 To A NEW CAP FOR GRANDMA' S DEAR OLD HEAD. BRING THEM ALL IN AT 'ONCE. -5AVE TROUBLE" YOU WILL ALJo -5AVE. MONEY WHEN, YOU BUY YOUR FURNISHING S FROM VS. IF YOU HAVErNEVER DEALTWITH VS.JVST ASK YOUR NEIGHBORS HOW WE TREAT THEM. CARSON CO. INCORPORATED. Hartford, STRAY STREAKS. (By Fluke McFluke.) Old father Adam was a peace at any price guy, ho didn't give prepnr edness any place upon his programmo result, when the enemy attacked, he was routed and fell In the battle and from that good day to this tho devil has been to pay. Two good looking, young sisters, recently wcro Insisting that a 7-year old friend of ours tell them which ho thought the prettiest, ho respectfully declined,-but after, being hard press ed, with a dejected downcast air ho looked at tho younger and said, I don't want to mako you mad. Uricle Noah was long on prepared ness, In fact it was a h6bby with him, result, when tho destroyer of man kind came, said Noah and his family got by. Tho old gent didn't just drink grape juice and talk, ho fixed for trouble and won. Tho boss says that not moro than 40 or 50 subscribers were lost during past week on account of our failure to come across with somo stray streaks in last number. Old Adam had the twentieth century inhabitant skinned a block, ho dlden't havo tq star as a witness or do jury service in alienation suits, noither was there a boobyhanglng around to scream, I told you so. Wo can't see exactly how a Demo cratic city council can consistently ordinate against tho old rooster. The most dejected, forlorn looking specimen of humanity which it has been our portion to behold for many, many days, Is a Lawyer friend who had a barrel of fine beer and a case or two of whiskey, who had a bad attack pf Grlppo which completely killed his taste for all drinks. A gallant young friend of ours, who has been paying attention to ono of Hartford's fairest damsels occasional ly, met an in-bound train on which said fair damsel was returning from a visit to friends and of course being a gentleman, carried tho young lady's suit caso homo for her, for which he was handsomoly rowarded by tho mother of tho young lady by tho proffer of a dlmo for his services. I Col. R. E LcoSImmerman, a JURNISHING GOODS , ALL THE FAMILY V Kentucky, I prominent attorney of Hartford has Just recovered from a sevcro attack of grlppo. No other man in town has slnco had tho grippe In tho gamo of life it is better to mako a sacrifice hit than to strike out in wildly attempting to park tho ball. If that ordinance which tho city council hatched and laid on tho rec ord Is against the chicken only, wd know about six guineas who havo been doing goose business. Becauso -wo hear so much about tho Administration speaking by noto aro wo to infer that tho president is a musical person, or, does Lan-slng.? TAX NOTICE. jtfotlco Is hereby given that Taxes for tho year 1916, aro now duo to tho City of Hartford. Thoso desiring to escapo payment of pennltics shoultl pay at once, as tho penalty goes o all unpaid taxes on April 1st, 1916. HOOKER WILLIAMS, M. T. of H. ONLY 15 SMALLPOX CASES IN LWERMORE To porslstent rumors that havo been afloat during tho past few days to the effect that the town of Liver more has boen quarantined on ac count of the largo number pf cases of smallpox, was again denied this aft ernoon, this time by J. W. Quigg, a well known merchant of that place. Mr. Qulgg says that it is true thero. aro about 15 cases of smallpox in town, in houses that havo been under quarantine slnco the maludy'was dis covered. A .boarding house in which two children are"? afflicted with tho disease is one of tho places quaran tined. All of tho patients aro children, ac cording to Mr. Qulgg.and tho dlseaso Is of a very mild form. But on this ac count tho school trustees deemed it best to cloao tho city high Bchool for a period of two weeks, which was done a few days ago. Mr. Qulgg does not antlcipato any further spread of tho dlseaso, and tho people living in Llvermoro aro not alarmed in tho least. Mr. Qulgg said that thero was somo alarm felt out In the county.as tho-country people wero afraid to come to town for fearof contracting tho disease. Owensboro Inquirer Rod Ton, Tho best grado of Red Top Seed on the market. W., Ei ELLIS & BROl 'v LV-u$ '""""" ' ...I.,.,, ilfi n.i tk m , . Jttm . rt !. .