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fst Important Lejislation To
; Cor.e Before Congress; Ve
ll " totd by Wilson -
; Washington, Mar. 21. The Ford
.' --Hey emergency tariff bill, precisely
f ' . . v
at vetoed by former Presldnt Wilson
I ' "Will be rushed through congress 'as
V the first Important legislation of the
. extra session.. ';
; Acceding to the request ot Prest
f -dent Harding, for passage of a
measure designed to . help., the far-
. tners,' asking the protection against
' - foreign . competition, ', Republican
; JBvJjibers of - the house wars -and
. means committee turned about to-
day and Voted to revive the Fordney
blll after, agreeing almost " unanl
- mously a week ago not to consider
', i any , emergency -legislature ahead of
-a permanent tariff and revenue ' re-
vision.'" ' ' ; ' ''' v:
: 7- Senators Penrose, Smoot and Mc-
Cumber, conferees from the senate
finance committee,-.-agreed to the
" new program, which it was explain'
. ', ed, meets the 'approval of the presl
, : -dent. ' . , " '7
,", From a.' conference of . several
t. members of the house committee,
4 '-with Senator Penrose, senate finance
. -committee head, came the . - predlc-
! . tlon the ". bill would be rushed
through under , a special rule and
- -through '' the senate possibly under
'". limitation of debate as enforced by
loture. . ' -v ' ' . " ''
; His ' Month Limitation'
vThe ;new Fprdney bill will', be
l.V presented with a six months limita-
V tion but its : provisions , will expire
& s an earlier date should the ,per
1 i wh "bill; be enacted within the
S fftxWDaths period. ,. . -' ' ', -:'--', .. ,
;'-:.uThe bouBe.ways and means com
't 1ttee at ; the end of an v all , day
v faiflgie, apparently -was in the ut
rf most harmony- Chairman Fordney
at 'forth' the' final program with ev
erybody expressing approval.
; After disposing of the emergency
me&sure in the first few days of the
extra session, the house will take up
and. -pass ; the 'anti-dumping: r,; bill,
'which will follow the allied measure
of fixing an American' valuation oi
goods which -must pay . ad Velorem
duty. -" ' i .
Then ' will come the permanent
tariff. ; The actual work of f ram-
ing it will begin tomorrow. .
' 't Revenue" Revision In Senate -
' While, the bouse is .at" work on
' the tariff,' the senate ' finance . com
."tnlttee. will consider revenue revl-J
J sion and its printed hearing will be
: mvfcUable to the ways and. means
committee, which will write,, the bill.
. "All difference have been ironed
out," said Chairman Fordney, "and
.V4 ior have . a definite working
I a.' It is to be assumed that it
i its the approval of the president.
Th Tordney bill." said . Chair-
'r a Penrose, ''will be put through
t iress without the crossing of
;r.r the dotting of an. I."
- The president stepped Into the
' -t early today when he suggested
i t an emergency agricultural
I ' ire be enacted. .The proposal
I k the committee off ita feet. .
; ;' There were rumblings of dlscon-
t t among Western members who
.That .Hartford's bucket fire brl-J
gaae aoes not sleep on the Job was
again proven, late Saturday after
noon, when the alarm was spread
that Walter Parks' residence was
on fire. - The alarm, however was
false and occurred In the following
way: Pendleton Hudson, who has
an impediment In his speech, called
some one over the Farmers' Mutual
Telephone, asking him to tell Wal
ter Parke that his horse was out.
Miss Gibson, who was operating the
switchboard at that time, under
stood Hudson to say that Parks'
house was on fire. In 'her seal to
be of assistance, she gave the alarm,
the court house bell soon pealed out
the fire call and within a very few
minutes the residence was surround
ed by a mass of humanity anxious
to . assist In putting out the blaze
They were, of course, glad there
was no fire and . the run was
splendid drill. - It is the opinion of
many that the people of Hartford
can respond to a fire call quicker
than those of any other city In the
state and from, the above and other
recent experiences the opinion is
HARTFORD, KY WEDNESDAY, MARCH. 23. 1921
STATE FACES CIS REFUND
on s.aoorj ucehsefees
Hundreds of Thousands of Dol
lars Are Involved As
'.-' Result of Suit V
CALEB POWERS DEFEATS .
' WIFE'S ALIMOXV DEMAND
Washington, D. C, Mar,- 21.
Former Congressman Caleb - Powers,
of Barboursvllle who served -. in
prison following the killing of Gov.
Ooebel and who is being sued for a
limited divorce by Mrs. Anna .M. D,
Powers, on charges of cruelty and
insufficient suport, won : the ' first
phase of the divorce-proceedings.
Justice Wendell P. Stafford, In the
district ' supreme court, declined to
grant the wife alimony or allow her
undisputed possession ot their home
o'ere.',' '. V.2 ; ' v",
The court was Informed that de
spite the charges of brutality made
by Mrs. Powers- against " her hus
band, the couple were still living to
gether and that she was Id no dan
ger ot being In want. ' '
Powers, in bis answer to the rule
to ' show cause, ' blamed his domes
tic troubles wholly to Incompatibili
ty of temper. ' He admitted some
hortcomings. ' but"- denied -her
charges of cruelty. He also denied
her statements concerning his alleg
ed vast wealth. . : ' , :
( ' ;ted to the Idea Of going before
- second time tbU year to
for a special bill.
- " "ien the house meeta April 11
.t will be three bills awaiting to-
l emergency ' tariff,' entidump-
t i and American valuation. How
j thereafter the permanent meaa-
) r.ight be ready members declln
: say. The plan adopted today
l as a surprise to the members,
rz cc::a to kill yov
MIXSR'S LAST WOES
t-urg, Ky.. March 11
- 1 to kill you," Qeorge Mll
with drawn revolver, Is
remarked aa he entered
:l R. C, Thom-son, h!s
l t's last words. .
1 too Iobj to cirry
V TiOTr::o, ty a I
'i of a rvc:r:r f
r;::-r ic ' f '
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GOX'ERXOR FINALLY OFFERS
REWARD FOR MOB MEMBERS
Frankfort, Ky., ; Mar. 18.; Gov
ernor Edwin Pv Morrow formally
posted rewards of 1500 each for the
arrest and conviction of members
of the mob which on March IS, took
Richard James, negro,- from the
Woodford county Jail at Versailles
and lynched him. - .... '.1.
; Judge Writes Governor
Versailles; Ky.," Mar. ,18. Offer
ing a reward for the apprehension
of members ' ot the ' mob which
lynched Richard James, a negro,
here, ia not contingent on a request
from ther county or clrctflt Judge, ac
cording to a letter written here by
County Judge Mulchy, to Governor
Edwin P. Morrow. A court, of in
qulry as requested by the governor
is not advisable at this time in view
of the fact that the grand Jury has
been called Into special ' session on
March S to Investigate the lynch
Ing, the Judge also stated.
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A. T. HERT REFUSES . .
Washington, March II, A T,
Hert, Republican national ' commit
teeman from Kentucky has declined
an ambassadorship and an Invlta
tlon to act as President Warren O.
Harding's representative on the
Joint Congressional commission now
studying methods' of reorganising
the executive departments. ' , This
was brought out in correspondence
between Mr. Harding and Mr. Hert.
made public at the White House,
Nancy Louise, the only child of
ir. t-i izxt, Charlie Kanter.. of
:n, t'.zi last 8uuy. at the
c f t r 7. llTzrt failure w;j
J i i ft t-s drtih, ; Funeral
" i i i at I p .ra.,
7ft; t t. .1 t" r w! 'z
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Louisville, Ky., Mar. ' tl-The
State of Kentucky may be forced to
refund hundreds of thousands of
dollars to former saloonkeerers
whose licenses were terminated by
the wartime prohibition law. " This
question will be forced to an Issue'
as a result . of a suit filed ' in the
Franklin County Circuit Court,
Frankfort, yesterday by Hugh D,
Odom, 2117 Napoleon Boulevard.
- Mr. Odom seeks to recover $133.-
83-8 from the State Auditor on the
ground that this is the proportion
ate part due hm of the $200 State
saloon license fee paid by him Mar.
17, 1919. ; His attorneys are 8. A.
Anderson and Judge Ed C. O'Rear.
. Charles I. Dawson, Attorney Gen
eral, said last night there Is no pre
vious case In point' on this question
but that he would fight the case in
all courts for , the reason that the
State law provides that all taxes
paid when not actually due Bhall be
refunded. The . tax paid by Mr.
Odom, he contends, actually Was
due and therefore should not be re
funded. ' ,
Mr. Anderson and . Mr. Dawson
were In conference In Frankfort
Friday in regard to the case, Mr.
Anderson said last night, but the re
sult of their conference was not an
nounced.' .' .' "',
This is the first suit filed In Ken
tucky to recover the fee involved in
an unexpired State license. " Several
similar suits have been filed in Lou
isville to recover part of city li
cense fees. No action has been tak
en on any of these cases, but that
of F. L. Boom against the City of
Louisville was set yesterday for
bearing Wednesday In the cour,t
Judge Kirby after a demurrer had
been filed by the city. These cases
probably will ,be decided within the
next ten days. " - U '
Similar aaes, allowing the saloon
fceeper to recover a portion of his
fee, have been decided in Oklahoma
and Nebraska under State prohibl
tlon i laws, Mr. Anderson said last
night. In Kentucky, under the lo
cal option law, several cases have
been decided where the saloonkeep
er was allowd to rcover.
One section of the State local op
tlon law provides for a refund
case a saloonkeeper surrenders his
license voluntarily, and this point
seems to be established firmly
Kentucky law, Mr. Anderson de
clared. Cases In point,- under other
hut similar laws, are to be found In
the decisions of the Court of Ap
peals as far back as 1882, when
saloonkeeper of Owensboro sued for
and recovered the part of the fee
Involved In hia unexepcted license.
, Mora than $100,000 Is represent
ed by suits pending against the City
of Louisville, and more than double
this amount is expected to be the
total of refunds if the suit of Mr,
Odom la allowed. The city saloon
license ia $1,000 and that .'of the
State $200. The length' ot time the
various plaintiffs held their city and
State T licenses varya from nine
months to one week. ' Under the
latter period the dealer would be
entitled to recover almost the full
amount of the fee. ,-
The decision In the case of Mr,
Odom probably will not affect the
wholesale liquor dealers of the
State. Their licenses were not
terminated by the wartime prohibi
tion law, and, under Federal super
vision, they are allowed to continue
in business at present. -
CUM M'M FREED
AT. END OF SORDID TRIAL
Morbid Crowd Showers Congrat
ulations on Woman VVtaea
Freed By Court
t ' . ' . "
Ardmore,; Okla., March 20.
Clara Smith Ham on was acquitted
of a charge ot having murdered
si rnmmrff0m r.T.i-.K Tne regular March term
and :ffl reload an7 CIrcf Cou
nmmn-r : , Tiday afternoon
ambassador at the White House.
The conference is understood to
have had to do with several inter-!
national subjects of mutual Interest
to the United States and Japan. I
J. J. Jusserand, the French am
bassador and dean of the diploma
tic corps, was received by Mr.'
t r , . . . ...
naru.ng mua me president Is ex
pected to confer with other princi
ple foreign envoys in the near fu
ture. CIRCUIT COURT NOTES
The Jury was given the case at
:ao P. ,ia, and returned to the
courtroom 10 minutes later, B. F.
C. Laughrldge, 73-year-old foreman,
said only due ballot was taken, a
secret oner" confirmed by a rising
voter .. ' ' ' ' '
Clara Hamon obtained the in
formation folly seven minutes be
fore the verdict was rendered in op
en court and sat, surrounded by
members ofj here family, half smil
ing, halt afraid to believe the nods
of assurance that were bent toward
her. .-, w
When Judge Thomas W. Cham
pion mounted the bpnch and receiv
ed an affirmative response to his
question: "Gentlemen, have you
reached a verdict?" her eyes follow
ed Intently the motions of the bailiff
as he received the verdict from Mr.
Laughrldge, walked across the
courtroom ' and handed It to the
clerk, who read It In a nervous,
KENTUCKY UNO VALUES
SLUMP IS PRICE
Improved Acreage Off From WS
to $65, Report Show; drain
Supply is Large
. Frankfort, Ky.. March 18. On
account of the mild winter, decline
la prices and reduction In livestock
holdings, Kentucky farmers have
an unusually larire amount nf mm
a close AnH v,t t,j ...
havinr ; according to the March crop report
Tho ' i ......
issued jointly by Commissions,
been in session eleven days. The '
AHAA . , I S. . . .
c,lu . 1 Agriculture W. C. Hanna and the
ron Ensor for shooting and wound- r-nlted s.a.0. ,, " "fl
Inn- whirl, t.ii I.-...' uu-
- - - ' . . 1. 1 Mb uuui ( mates
oi going to press last week, re-1
suited In a verdict of guilty and !
TRACTOR KILLS FARMER
Calhoun. Ky.. March 81. Leland
Harris of the Sacramento country,
was accidentally killed when a
tractor be waa operating reared up
in front and turned over, pining him
beneath three tone of metal.' ,
He lay there three, hoars under
this weight before he was found by
his -little nine-year-old lister, who
Immer tely r-. the alarm. .The
bcJy r- l-;.y rar-'ad and Jt.
Koor tie tt:7 i. ateted Harris
i -y t-z . :..
: : v j t' c:i: T" - Harris.
;t . . :"- i rf : m
OHIO COUNTY'S WHITE
lLYMOUTII ROCTiS FAMOUS
; That it pays to standardize In poul
try raising is strongly demonstrated
by the results obtained In the rats
ing of White Plymouth. Rocks In Ohio
County. . Some time ago the White
Rock was' decided upon as being the
breed of chicken best suited for this
section. an$".:i the past year or.Avo
many have standardized their flocks
and Ohio County's White Rocks are
',- Within the, past three weeks the
county has received orders from Bal
lard county alone for more than 500
sittings of White Plymouth Rock
eggs and the demand can scarcely be
supplied. Reports from several who
atarted the standardization work un
der the direction of Mr. Browder.
former County Agent, show that they
have been shipping 2 or 3 baskets a
week to the Bank at LaCenter, Ky.
Since the demands for eggs have
become so numerous, every White
Rock raiser In the county whose
name could be obtained has been
GO TO LEXINGTON
FOR PUREBRED CALVES
Assistant County Agent B. B. Mc-
Inteer, of Hartford, and Mr. Leonard
Wallace, ot Rosine, went to Lexing
ton, Ky., last week, for the purpose
ot purchasing Si head ,of registered
Hblsteln calves from the Or. Bailey
stock farm. The calves are mvnths
old and cost about $50 apiece. The
regular price tor these calves is from
$150.00 to $200.00 but as they are
to be used in Junior Clubwork, Dr.
pauey uinua inia concession.
uniy tnree clubs nave been or
ganized so far. ' These are at Rosine
No Creek and Chapman. The
Bank of Hartford and Beaver Dam
Deposit Bank are assisting in .the
plana for this club work and offer to
take the note of any members who
are unable to pay the purchase price
of calves. - ; ,
DAWES' 'HELL AND MARIA .
IS FEDERAL 'BEST SELLER'
Washington, . March 18. Con
gressional t authorities agree that
Charles 0. Da we ot Chicago is the
uthor ot the Government printer's
The supply of eoples of his testi
mony, before the House War Inves
tigating Committee, It waa learned
has long been exhausted, yet de
mands still pour in by every mall.
Eeverybody,' tncuding dignified
members of the Senate, sought to
read the lurid remarks. . '
punishment was fixed at a fine of
$150. Two other cases against the
same defendant were dismissed.
Com. vs. Ben Johnson, dismissed;
Com. vs. Irvln Burden, dismissed, It
appearing that defendant had
agreed and made arrangements to
support children: Com. vs. Archie
Burch, $20 fine: Com. vs. B. J.
Shields, dismissed: Com. vs. Cecil
Ford, $20 fine; Com. vs. Ernest
Cassidy, dismissed: Com. vs. Hub
Lynch, default Judgment, $20 fine;
Cora. vs. Odie Wilson, default Judg
ment, $20 fine. -.
The following civfi business
Fleming R. Douthitt vs. Thomas
& C. Harrison, Judgment for debt
and order of sale; Henry Bratcher
vs. Madge Bratcher, Judgment for
divorce; Wickllffe DeHaven on peti
tion. Judgment sanctioning adop
tion of Mary Katherlne Quisenberry
by petitioner; Mary E. Burgess vs.
Lonnie Burgess, defendant remand
ed to Jail for failure to pay alimony;
Taylor & Morris vs. L. T. Riley,
Judgment for $56.53 and order of
sale of automobile; Minnie W. Lee
V3. Alfred T. Lee, dismissed; Flora
Howard vs. Ohio County Drug Co.,
defendant's . motion for new - trial
overruled and appeul granted ' to
Court of Appeals; The cases of John
Meadows vs. A. I. Nail and Cal
Keown vs. A. I. Nail were continued
Blanchle Snodgrass vs. Claud Suod
grass, plaintiff granted absolute di
vnrce and custody of child; Ida. H
Barnard vs. Rocknort Ccal Co., de
fenaant filed motion for new trial
and hearing set for the first day of
the May term; Eliza J. 'Bedell vs
Henry Bedell, Judgment for di
vorce; American Co-operative Asso
ciation vs. O. C. Westerfleld, dis
missed settled; Verda Goodall v
Thomas Goodall, Judgment for di
vorce; S. D. Williams vs. Perry Ren
der, et al verdict establishing road
nnd awarding damages amounting
to $600; Edward T. Hughes vs
Charlotte A. Hughes, Judgment for
divorce; Wlllard Lake vs. L. C,
Brown, plaintiff's attorneys, Barnes
& Smith, allowed tee ot $600; Nan
nie Little vs. John W. Little, on
motion of plaintiff, the. order here
tofore entered, allowing H. P. Tay
lor, aeceasea, a tee of sioo, was
set' aside; Laura E. Greenwood vs.
John W. Greenwood, Judgment for
absolute divorce; . Rena Ball vs
James Ball, Judgment for. divorce;
Amy Lane vs. Aaron Lane, Judg.
ment tor divorce, custody of child
ren and $15 per month for their
The following visiting attorneys
were In attendance at Court last
week: Hon. . George S. Wilson,
Louis I. Igleheart and Albert Oberst
of Owensboro and O, K. Byers, ot
Louisville. . ... . . ; ti
JESSE SARVER IS
:snt eta: j;ino re-
C'EIVr i rORIIGN envoy
Jesse Server, ot . Van Zant
Ky., who on March 7, at. Fordsville
Ky., struck Robert Gutherle with, a
wagon spoke, was Indicted by the
recent grand Jury, tor malicious
striking and wounding. He came
to Hartford, one day lust week, sur
rendered to sheriff 8, A. Bratcher
and was placed under $601 bond. -
V.'-Tslngton. frch 1$. Presl-
dart I" rdlng or::auel bis confer-.' board
' ' . -a i esvoyt, recelv.
' TAKES OATH OF OFFIClf
.' Washington, March , IT. D. R.
Crlssinger, . of Marlon, Ohio, took
oath today as comptroller ot the
currency and as. such automatically
becomes a member of the federal
resrvs board.' He was sworn In tn
tba presence of members of ths
Land values, the renort
says, have fallen sharply the last
Of last year's Kentucky corn
crop, 60 per cent (or 50,320.000
bushels) was still held by farmer
March 1, 1921, compared with 3
per cent of the 1919 crop (or 29.
700,000 bushels, on farms March
About 15 per cent of Kentucky's
1920 wheat crop (or 842,000 bush
els) was held on farms March 1,
1921, compared with 11 per cent of
the 1919 crop (or 1,138,000 bush
els) or farms March 1, 1920.
Of the 1920 Kentucky oats crop,
farmers held 36 per cent (or 2,-
!01,000 bushels) March 1, 1921.
compared with 23 per cent of the
1919 crop (2,475,000 bushels)
held March 1, 1920.
About 10 per cent of Kentucky's
1920 barley crop (or 11,000 bush
els) was still on farms March 1.
1'21, compared with 2I per coHt of
the 1919 crop (or 29,700,000 bush
els,) on farms March 1, 1920.
Land values, according to re
ports from farmers' and others
throughout Kentucky, have fallen
since March 1, 1920. from nn $85
average for improved fs'rni lands a
year ago to $65 March 1, 1921, and
fr-jin a G2 average for uuininrovpd
farm lands a year a;j to a $46
average March 1, 1921.
The overage value reported this
spring for poor plow land is $33,
compared with $42 a year ago;
good plow land $75, compared with
S93 a year ago, and average of all
grades of plow land $53, compared
with $70 March 1. 1920.
A3 there have been comparative
ly few sales the last several months
these estimated values are based
partly on last fall's sales and
prices at which farmers are now
holding, these ' estimates being,
therefore, largely visionary.
The average cash rent paid for
Kentucky farms, where an entire
farm was rented in 1920, was re
ported as $9.16 and the average
size of such rentedf' farms as 112
acres. Where plow lands alono
were rented for cash, the average
cash rent was $9.70 an acre.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS
PRESENTED THIS MONTH
diverting from an old established
custom ' the Juniors and Seniors of
Hartford High School will present
their . .plays this month Instead of
Commencement week. The Juniors
have announced their date as Thurs
day night, March 24 and the Sen
iors, one week later, Thursday night
From all reports both plays are
good and It Is to be hoped that a
arge audience will be present to
show the city's appreciation of the
efferts put forth by these youthful
KILLED. OVER DOQ
iT " J Ctrali. ti.; tlvjzzt
Kansas Farmer Rnwnted Abuno ot
Belolt, Kan.. March tO. C. V.
Horton, a farmer living five miles
northwest of Glenelder, shot and
killed Charles Jennings, another
farmer, who lived a mile distant.
The trouble originated over a dog.
Horton is said to bave abused Jen
nings' dog and a fight followed. .
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REV. SAVAGE WILL GO
v TO OHIO X)UNTa
Rev, William Savage, formerly ot
Dawson 8prlngs, and pastor of the
Christian denomination at Southard
has accepted the pastorate ot the
Hartford Beaver Dam and Fords-
villa Christian churches In Oh la ,
county and will move there to re
side' soon.Madlst'Svir.a Hustler.