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HARTFORD, KY.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY :!(. 1021.
'NIGHT RiDESS fiffiFlUT
IS THREE COUNTIES
Many Farmers Are Threatened
v For Selling Tobacco; Gov
ernor to Act
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 24. Night
riders appeared In the burley dis
trict of the State Saturday night
and Sunday morning when a band
-of about twenty-five or thlrty-flve
masked and armed men called from
' their beds farmers and growers of
-tobacco in a twenty-mile "circle in
" Bath and Fleming Counties, and
threatened them with personal
violence. Montgomery County far
mers also were visited.
Reports show, that about fifteen
farmers were visited, but the names
of only Ave were disclosed by the
authorities. They are:
T. S. Robertson, Bethel, Bath
County; Thomas Croath, Jake Boyd
.and a farmer named Stevens, Bath
County; W. T. Shields, and a truck
-driver named Tomlin, Sherbourne,
Ib-gin On County Line
The men began operations near
the line between Bath and Fleming
-Counties, as first reports of threats
were received from Sherbourne
near Flemlngsburg. From some
point not yet determined by the
county authorities they proceeded
' toward Bethel, rousing several far
mers on the way. ' When these went
to the door the Wfhtrtders laughed
and told them thi hey were "look-
lag for a doctor.'
T. 8. Robertson, wealthy farmer,
was called from his home about
11:39 o'clock Saturday night. Be
fore his house he saw about twenty'
five men, mounted, masked and
Four nightrlders approached him
armed, he said.
on-foot, with 'their backs to-'nlm
and warned him not to raise any
tobacco nest year, and not to sell
or haul any this season.
. He told county officers that he
replied defiantly, and said that he
had no intention of obeying the or
ders. Then the spokesman for the
nightrlders threatened arson and
When they were ready to leave,
they msfcle him face away from the
road, and told htm that if he look
ed around as they were leaving that
they would "put a bullet through
Other Farmers Warms!
This point marked the farthest
Inroad of the nightrlders, and the
men swung buck In the direction of
the Fleming County lino.
On the way they awakened
'Thomas Croath, Jake Boyd, and a
farmer named Stevens, and repeat
ed the warning they had given Rob
ertsoa. At those places shots were
fired as the band left, but no dara
ge was done, the intention being,
apparently, to scare. the farmers.
At Sherbourne, W. T. Shields,
and a truck driver named Tomlin
were summoned to their doors and
warned not to haul any more tobac
co to market In their trucks, under
threat of punishment. No damage
County authorities of Bath were
Investigating the reports al day
Sunday, but at a late hour bad not
been able to obtain anyinformatlon
pointing to the Identity of the men
composing the band.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 24. If In
' vestlgations of reported night rld-
lns: in Bath and Fleming Counties,
now being made tor him by County
Attorney D. W. Doggett and Sheriff
Walter Boyd of Bath, reveal threats
by bands of armed men, Governor
Morrow said today, he will ask the
Circuit Court there to impanel a
special grand jury to indict those
responsible. County Attorney J. D.
Pumphrey of Fleming told the Gov
ernor that no report of trouble In
Fleming County had reached him.
'J sL The Governor said that be would
iii a.r all forcei of the- State behind
the local authorities to stop such
UNAUTHORIZED CLERKS IN
t ANT. GENERALS OFFICE
Fraukfort, Ky.. Jan. 23. "I. find
that the salary list has been bur
dened with extra and unauthorised
clorks, stenographers and war rec-
ord compilers, and that where de
tachments of soldiers are sent
on emergency calls meals and lodg
Ing have been charged at unrea
sonable prices," declares State In
spector and Examiner Henry E.
James, in a report on the office of
adjutant general covering a period
from July 1, 1918, to June SO,
BOV SERIOUSLY INJl'RED
WHEN STRUCK BY AITO
Richard Brawner, 9 year old 1
grandson of Mrs. Emma Hudson, of
thlsy city, was seriously injured
when an automobile driven by Wil
liam Afford Davidson, son , of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Davidson, run against
him at about 2:30 Sunday after
noon. The boy had been out walk
ing with Mrs. Horace Pendleton
and his aunts, Misses Edna and An
na Hudson, and the ladles were sit
ting on the stacks of saw logs near
the depot while he was playing just
across the street.
The street between the log's and
the railroad is exceedingly narrow
and seeing a car approaching along
the narrow passage one of the la
dies called to the boy to cross the
street and then seeing that the auto
was too near she told him nor to
cross. , While the little fellow was
hesitating the fender of the car
struck him and those who were
present seem to be uncertain as to
whether or not the car passed over
his body. His right leg was" broken
about three inches above the knee
and a good sized gash cut in the
back of his head.
Besides the driver his little broth
er was in the car, and they were. so
excited that instead of placing the
Injured boy in the car and taking
him home or to a physician they
motored on up town but later secur
ed physicians A. B. Riley and
H. H. Pendleton, who dressed the
injuries, after the boy had been
hauled home In a buggy. He was
getting along reasonably well at the
hour of going to press.
MURDERER OF EX-SOLDIER
TO SERVE PRISON TERM
Whitesburg, Ky., Jan. 24. Bron
son Waddell, charged with the mur
der of Emery Webb, soldier, at
Cowan Branch last November, was
sentenced te servo fourteen years
in the penitentiary. The testimony
showed that Waddull killed Wobb
in a dispute over some apples the
soldier had brought from across the
mountain. Webb's dying statement
wero enterod as evidence. Waddell
said after the murder that Webb
was his fifth victim, that be had
killed four men In North Carolina,
his home State.
WILSON fHVK8 FIRST
RECEPTION SINCE WAR
Washington, Jan. 24. Mrs. Wil
son entertained, the ladies of the
diplomatic corps at luncheon. It
was the first large social function at
the White House since the president
was taken ill nearly two years ago,
and the first time since 1917 the
gat s have stood open and carriages
and motors crowdod the driveways
as in pie-war days.
BABY KAL1-8 FROM
Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 24.
Nancy, 2-year-old daughter of J.
M. Houghland, oil mar., fell from. a
second story of the Houghland
home and was perhaps fatally injur
ed. She wus taken to Nashville
Tenn., by her mother and physi
cians for examination. The father
is in Chicago on business.
HORSES SELLING AT $1:
MULES 910 IN GEORGIA
Washington, Jan. 24. Horses
are selling for f 1 a head, mule for
10 a head In Oeorgia, and cotton
planters are without funds to pay
their bills, Martin Amorous of
Marietta, Oa., tol4 the house bank
ing and currency committees.
Mr. Ervln Wells, age 20 and
Miss Clemmer Patterson, age 16,
both of Centertown, came to Hart
ford, Friday morning and after se
curing marriage licenses were unit
ed In the holy bonds of matrimony
at the court house. Rev. Russell
Walker, Pastor of Hartford Bap
tist church performed the ceremony
The Hartford Herald $1.50 the yeur
.'SUCCESSFUL DEFENDERS OF THE
Left to risM:. .Doiigla Wil!!ain, Blanton E11U, Raymond Robertson, Ozna. Shultz, Jr., VirKil Oowc
and Earl Iktrth-tt. L'ft front: .Pr,. U.OJ H. Ktxnuin, Couth.
M:iy we introduce to you Coach Fcemun and the defenders of the Blue and Gold, the colors of Hart
ford High School? This te:uu has pUyei eight games with High Schools this season and has lost only
one. TtU dfeut wns by f.e Cla'!: on quintette, one of the fasten in Western Kor.'ucky, but they won
by only cue iolut, the tiA score being Li to i".
Two to one la the Hartford term's average and their goal. In their games this season they have' made
a total of 204 points while t'aeir opponents made a total of oniy 110.
The last game playad on the local fior.r was on Friday night, Jan. 21 when these boy.i met the High
School team from West Louisville. The visitors were fine looking fellows and Indeed a formidable foe.
They fought hard throughout the game hut were compelled to bear to their schools the s.td news of their
defeat by a score of S3 to 15.
Next Saturday night, Jan. 29, the tivmi from Sheplu-niaville w!!! appear to moot and be defeated by
Hartford's faithful speedsters. The paiue will be one of grent lnt-rest to all for It will be a race from
start to finich. Tho visitors recently do.catcd St. Xavier which previously defeated Louiaviile High, so it
Is predicted tliat this will be the hardest fought gatae of the season. However.w e have no fear of a da
feat as the Hartford players will work hard, fast and in perfect unity. If every man plays to win and
exerts every ounco of strength in him until the final whi.if.le blow? victory wiil again perch on Hartford's
banner. ' ,
" VEMLKG liHIH CAVE
Contains HumanSkeleton Which
Authorities Say is That Of
Munfordsvllle, Ky., Jim. 2. In
newly discovered gilleries a human
skeleton w.13 discovered Monday in
the great Crystal Cave in Hart
county. A great underground ca
thedr.il which, it Is Bitid, will rival
the wonders of Mammoth Cavo, wu3
discovered coincident ftitli the. dis
covery of the bones.
An avenue liaif a mile Ion;;
most us level as a boulevard,
wa found by tho
dome rises 200
explorers. Hero a
feet above the bed
of the cave. It was on a terraced
ledge above the Door of tho newly
discovered gallery that the ukuleton
was unearthed from beneath a pllo
Floyd Colllni, on whoi.e farm the
cave was found throo years ago, uii
covured the skeleton and ubtor
Overturning a tugo bnulder which
blocked the passageway, he thru it a
torch into the aperture and crawled
through into a great passageway
and there found the bones.
A Cave City doctor pronounced
the skeleton that of an Aborigine,
perhaps a race that preceded the
Indians in Kentucky. No white
man is believed to have ever before
traversed the grotto.
The newly discovered avenue has
been named Anyx avenue by the
citizens of Cave City who have vis
ited the place in crowds.
Many miles of smaller avenues
which may disclose new wonders
have not yet been traversed.
The cave is about eleven miles
from Cave City and is near Green
river. It Is nine miles from the
main entrance of Mammoth Cave,
but is believed, to be a distinct caw
SPECIAL GUARD FOR
' HENDERSON BANK
Henderson, Ky., Jan. 22. The of Mr. Charlie Baughn and It is be
first precautionary measure asalust lieved that sparks from the chlm
crluie that Las uot yet reached Hen- uey ' of the nearby residence oc-
derson, but sweeping the couutry
elsewhere, has been taken by the
local banks In the appointment of
H. W. Denton as special oiBcer to
watch the banking 'InjtUutiuas of'
the cl'.y durinj the night hours, at tht J. P. Taylor farm Center
Mr, Denton wa regularly appointed town, R. F. D. No. 1.
by liuiot Jouuoa, w-joo aciiou
was approved by thn ri'y coi:nc:l,
and his services ns special police
mair' will b rnafntained by "the
The Mppointment of the special
officer does not mean, that the
crime scaro i.as Biruck the city, but'
thnt the bankers feel that it is saf
er to protect their institution. in
bo'.rilf of patorm. Ail of t'aa local
b.inka are bitrghir-proof In the gen
oral sense of tho word and are not
tho lea.-it Inviting to yeggs.
RELATIVES, IN FIOIIT,
SHOT WITH SAME PISTOL
Lexiogton, Ky., Jan. 22. Two
brother and the father-in-law of
one of them, all wounded with the
Hanie pistol in a fight following a
family quarrel, were brought here
WBIB oious ueroiiist will be added t. considerably
County 5nd placed i w;w.n tllu ,.., . ... ,.,,, T,,
i' hospitals, where it was said two,dani, ,.lt n(I(l U(.k wntw were
of the won are in a cerlous condi
The shooting occurred Tuesday
afternoon near the Mobray & Rob
iasou lumber camp at lincithorn,
where the men live.
"Mop" Davis. 60 years old. shot'
Ms son-in-law. Edward Tiiarp. 37,!Uoja Uj3.0..cr!a.
w.'.tjn Scott Tharp, 27, went to his
brother's assistance. During a scuf
fle for the pistol Davis shot Scott
Tharp, according to information
received from Breathitt County.
Tho wounded brothers then suc
ceeded in gaining possession of the
pistol, when Davis was shot by his
Davis, it is said is thought to be
of unsound mind.
Each of the brothers was shot in
the abdomen and Davis was wound
ed la the abdomen, the right arm
and one bullet passed through one
of his fingers. The condition of
the brothers is considered serious.
GOOD BARN BVRNS
A good barn on the lower farm of
Mr. Estill Howard, near Adaburj,
vas totally destroyed by fire last
Wednesday night Jan. 19. For-
lunately the barn was empty at the
time.. The Ions is estimated at
illOOO, with only $500 insurance.
The farm on which the barn was
located is under the management
cupled by him caused the fire,
Ml'LES AND HORSES FOR SALE
Any size; any age; can ba seen
BLUE AND GOLD'jIOO.OOO EHL BOOTY
100 LOSE LIVES
"any Of the Deaths Are Caused
By Drinking the Poisoned
Mexico. City. Jan. 21. More
than 100 persons were drowned,
ami 200 others injured in u disas
ter at Pachucn when two damn
about the city broke and torrents
OL' water swept through this big
; One thousand were rendered
homelejs. Several mines were
lie-oiled nud it W believed the death
ued In tho chemical treatment of
ores and many deaths were due to
the victims being poisoned by swal
lowing this water,
A HinRul.ir feature of the disas
ter wan thn t-i,' two drills broke
tdmilltallot. The miran l.iu nut
Most of Paefcuea's scorej of mines
I are on u high levjl, but four of
j them on a lower level were Im
mediately Hooded while the men
I were working in them.
(Central City Argus)
Mr. Leo Fentress made the race
for couaty court clerk and won
eight years njro, on a rlutform of
seven reason why he should be
elected. He could ot.Vr thirteen
similar reasons for election if he
were a candidate now. The
thirtenth reason, a boy, arrived
Allen Flelden. ase Cf, Llvermore
Ky., R. 1, to Flora )empey, age
24. Llvermore R. I.
Ervin We'.ls. age 10, Centertown,
to Clemmer Patterson, age 16, Cen
tertown. INJl'RED WHILE WRESTLING
Allen Carter, who is attending
High School bre received a very
painful injury last Thursday while
wrestling in the court house yard.
I His anW.e was thrown out of place
' and the tendons badly Injured. It
. It necessary for him to walk on
. crutche. 1
The Hurifoid Humid $1.50 the year,
$76,690 Also SsL".d i.: T,. ;,U.
Vernon Garages (,'uneii
Vernon, III., Jan. 24.
all of the $1X5,(11)11 ob
th theft of thirty-one
of registered mail hero
way recovered by po itollice in ;;ec-
j tors In several raid.) in Mount Ver
Oue of four persons arrested on
suspicion of complicity in tho rob
bery is the Rev. Gy Kyle, former
lector of the Free Methodist
Postal inspectors said approxi
mately $100,000 was found in an
egg crate at the home of the Rev.
Mr. Kyle, the majority of which
was in $20 and $50 bills. In addi
tion, about J7G.000 was confiscated
in one garage and about $1,600 in
aaother. Both garages are said to
be owned by Loren Williamson and
the Rev. Mr. Kyle.
Williamson uhio is being held,
but postoflice inspector;) announced
it was information furnished by
him that led to the raids.
One of the garages Is about 100
yards to the rear of the poatoilice.
Four saekd containing registered
mail, are believed to have been tak
en from a wagon on which they
were placed for delivery to a rail
road station, when the driver en
tered the postoflice to use a tele
phone. About $27,000 in negotia
ble securities also was obtained.
The money was sent here from
Chicago and St. Louis for use in
making up payrolls at coal mines.
The Rev. Mr. Kyle declared he
had nothing to do with the robbery,
and asserted tho first he knew of
the money was when postuTice in
spectors found it.
"Someone placed" the" money In
my home and in my garages to dis
credit Wp," he said.' "I am ab
solutely guiltless. I was the most
surprised man in the world when
tho inspectors found the money."
Postoflice Inspectors Hitchcock,
Rider nnd Gould questioned fhe
Rev. Mr. Kyle soveral hours, but
aid he maintained he was innocent.
COl'RT HOISK ITEMS
The following new suits havo
been filed s'nce our last report:
W. B. Miller, vs. Alva Karnes;
suit on noto for $255.00.
T. W. Wallace, vs. Wilbort
Adams Qt al; suit on note for $G5.
00. Kiml.ley Coal Co., V. V. P,ur
Conl Co.; suit for balance of
$1127 on mite.
James Grocery Co ; v. W. B.
Johnston; suit on aect. for $124.
31. Up to Inst Saturday: County
Clerk, W. C. I31ank0nshi had is
sued don licenses. 44 1 passen
ger automobile licenses. 18 truck
licenses, 3 dealers licenses, 3 motor-
laycla licenses and 21 chauffeur's li
The records In the office of Coun
ty Tax Commissioner, D. E. Ward
shows that 23 79 dogs were listed in
Ohio County in 1920.
FORMER OHIO CDlNTY IJOV
KILLED IN GRAHAM MIXES
Marvin McCrocklin, was killed
while working la the mines at Grn
ham, Ky., last Saturday afternoon.
He fell from an electric car onto
the track nnd three or four cars
passed over bis body. McCrocklin
was about 25 or 26 years of age
and the son of Mr. uud Mrs. Albert
McCrocklin, who formerly lived in
Hartford. The deceased was born
in this city nnd lived here until be
wis ubout 8 years old. He has
many relative! In tills section. Bur
ial occui'ied Sunday afternoon.
MORE HOME MEALS I'RGED
TO tX'T ItESTAl'RANT C OST
Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Frank B.
McClaln, former Lieutenant Gov
ernor and at present Fair Price
Commissioner of the State, advo
cuted more home meals a a means
to bring down restaurant prices.
H made this suggestion after a
conference with restaurant men in
which he said they refused to re
duce prices In . conformity with