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HARTFORD, KY sWBPNESDAY, MAY 11, 1921.
CIRCUIT COURT DJOItt
; ; AFTER BRIEF SESSION
Women Jurors Make First Ap
pearance; Few Jury Trials
, Circuit Judge R. ." W. Slack ad-
. Journed the regular May term of
. Circuit Courtv Monday, Although
. several minor cases were disposed of
.'' very few Jury trials were considered
at this session. '
Early last week, a number of
' women were summoned to serve as
'petit Jurors, thus setting a preced
ent for Ohio County. Mrs. T. H.
i Black has the distinction of being
the first woman Juror called In the
county, and she with Mesdames.
Rowan Holbrook, B. O. Barrass, W.
' H. Parks, U. S. Carson and W. C.
Blankensbip will bear the honor of
being the first women to serve on an
Ohio County Jury. Mrs. E. O. Bar
rass waa designated as foreman of
this Jury. The first case trld by the
' mixed Jury was a very appropriate
one, the suit ot J. T. Vinson & Son
. vs. the I'. C. R. R. Co., wherein the
- names and values of various items
of dress goods and other wearing ap
parel were Involved. Other women
- who served at this term were: Mes-
dames. C. M. Barnett, W. S. Tins-
ley, J. R. Plrtle, John B. Wilson and
Emma ' Schroeter. ' Attorney
Otto C. Martin has the distinction of
"being the first lawyer to address a
mixed Ohio County Jury. ;
The following eases were dispos
ed of this term:
' Frank Black Sr. Admr. vs. Securi
ty Life Ins. Co.; Judgment for
T T m I C C... t St T, TJ
tf. 1. (UBUU DC DUU VS. 1. . XI. 11.
Co.; Judgment for defendant.
Cal P. Keown and John Meadows
vs. A. I. Nail: Judgment 330 to
1tTlfirinw and fc2K tn Vflnvn
-", . E. .0. Annls vs. Claud.Macey ,&c
' .judgment for $1545 awarded plain
' tiff and real estate ordered sold un
der lien claim to secure payment
sum adjudged due plaintiff.
H. J. Brown &c. vs. R.'A. Bridges
. Ac. Suit for damages for alleged
1 trespass. Hung Jury.
Mollie A. Hayden &c vs. Rockport
Coal Co. This case has been in court
number of times within the past
few years. Plaintiff suing tor alleg
. d damages caused by defendant un
dermining property. Dismissed with
out prejudice on motion of plaintiff.
Nola Cummlngs vs. Jesse Cum-
mings; Judgment for divorce.
Clarence Carson vs. S. B. Huff;
Judgment for plaintiff In sum of
Frank Black Sr. Admr. vs. Security
' Xlfe Insurance Co.; motion for new
. Cal P. Keown vs. John Meadows
I -4c; motion tor new trial overruled.
F. J. Burns 4c. vs. Motion for
' : Ditch. This had been tried In an in
. f erior court. , Motion for appeal to
-;. Circuit Court dismissed and case
Temanded to County Court for fur-
' ther orders.
Daisy Johnson (col.) vs. Frank
' Johnson (col.); Judgment for dl--.
The following cltisens will be
summoned to appear Monday. July
. 4, to serve as Jurors during the regu
' ' lar July term of court:
. Urand Jurors
' -1 C. O. Patterson, James Daniel, W.
Li Boyle, Henry K. Mlnton, C. J.
Taylor, T, C. Dennis, John Smiley,
W.- J. Bean. P. B. Taylor, A. B. Mil
ler, N. J. Faught, Old Heflln. Fred
Miller, Luther Dooley, W. D. Har
'din, A. J. Davenport, J. H. Coppage,
J. T. Wedding, Isaac 8hown. O, P.
Balrd, T. L. Anderson, Eugene
. ' 8troud, C. R. Ash by, J. N. Leach.
, ' Petit Jurors
t . . E. E. Tinsley, Jas. W. Rows,
Claud Hudson, Sid Swift. J. H.
Black, W. O. Ward, W. C. Keens. R.
O. Burgess, J. Arnold, Solan Chlnn,
Geo. W. McFarland, Scioto Hocker,
VV. G. Kirk. I. C. Cox, Jess King, E.
Crabtree, W. L. Hocker. Morgan
Ashley,' W. J. Maiden, E. L. Brooks.
Erton King, W. C. Ashley, Oil's
. Balrd. R. L. Taylor. 8. H. Hedges.
' J. A. Veatcb. S. 8. Acton, Irs, Bos-'and
arth, Loo Gentry, Q. M. Benton, '
Dennis Ashley.'C. C. Dennis, J. J. 'bond In the sum ot $1000, with Na
Earrlson, Q. W. Lamb. ' j tloual ' Surety Co., of N. Y. as. sure
Mr. wd . Mrs. Henderson Mur- On May 10, Dorothy P. James was
' -ee, of Owsnsboro. have been appointed guardian ot, William O.
of, Mrs. Murpbree's parents, Smith and Leslie J. Smith. She
. sal Mrs. Rowan Holbrook, dur- gave bond with E. Morgan James
; C(iil lit liiyi. ' and J.' H. Duvall as suretlss. '
O LOCAL DASHES
Mr. O. a. Crows will return to hit
employment In Cleveland, today.
Dr. W. T. Lawrence, Osteopath, ot
Fordsvllle, was In this city, Monday.
Mr. P, S. Coleman, of Paradise,
was an appreciated caller, at this
Mr. R. B. Canary, ot Fordsvllle,
attended the Democratic pow-wow
Mr. A. B. Grant represented
Shreve precinct at the meeting of
Mr. J. L. Smith, of Olaton attend
ed the Democratic .Executive Com
mittee meeting, here Mdnd'ay.
Mr. J. B. Ren f row and little son,
of Narrows, attended the Democra
tic Executive meeting, Monday.
Mr. Otha Dexter, of Beaver Dam,
waa among the Democrats In attend
ance at the organization meeting,
Mrs. Carl Anderson and little
daughter, Katheryn, will leave today
for Louisville, to spend a few days
Messrs. J. H. Ambrose and Scott
Ambrose, of Hartford,' R. F. D. No.
6, attended the Democratic gather
ing here, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gaines, of
.Owensboro, are at the bedside of
Mr. Gaines' father, Mr. W. S. Gaines,
of Fordsvllle, who is very 111.
County Clerk and Mrs. W. C.
Blankensbip .and little Nancy Mc
Cracken, of this city, motored over
to Owensboro, Saturday afternoon.
Mr.'' James Glenn is .acting as
salesman for Fair & Co. while Mr,
W. M. Fair Is attending the South
em Baptist Convention at Chatta
Mr. Oscar Bishop and family have
secured rooms at the McHenry prop
erty and have moved there. They
have for some time had rooms at
the Commercial Hotel.
Dr. A. B. Riley, Messrs. M. L. Mc
Cracken, John Taylor,, Harve Sbet
field, and Fred Robinson left Sunday
for High View, where they will
spend several days fishing..
Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Winfrey re
turned to their home at Fordsvllle,
last Thursday, after spending six
months with their daughter, Mrs,
John Wooster, and Mr. Wooster, in
Mrs. J. M. Singleton, ot Klobe,
Japan, haj been the guest ot Mr,
and Mrs. Rowan Holbrook, the past
few days. ' She is enroute to New
York, where she will Join her hus
band. They are friends ot Mr. and
Mrs. McHenry Holbrook, having met
them In the Orient.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hancock and
little son, J. B., of Leltcbfield, spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
Mrs. Hancock's father, here. Mrs.
Hancock's brother, John Meadows,
returned with them to Leitchfleld,
where he will be engaged as driller
In the oil field of that, county.
s Rev. Baxter W. Napier, pastor of
Clifton-Crescent Hill Methodist
church, Louisville, will address a
mass meeting at Hartford Methodist
church In behalf of the Christian
Education movement, Thursday
night. Mar 13. Bro. Napier was
formerly' pastor of the local church
and will no doubt be greeted by
record congregation. . .. .
. On April $0, Rists Kerkof was ap
pointed guardian of Marie Kerkof.
He gave bond In the sum of f 500.
with N. A. Hlbbs as surety. , .
On May 10, Lus Faught was ap
pointed guardian of Myrtle Faught,
age $0, Edna Faught Hurt, age 15
Luther J. Faught, age 13. child
ren of Natter J. Faught. , She gave
ILLNESS DRIVES REV. F. M.
THOMAS TO END HIS LIFE
One of Most Brilliant Ministers
Of M. E. Church Well.
Bowling Green, Ky., May 9. The
Rev. Frank M. Thomas, editor ot the
Quarterly Review ot the Southern
Methodist church, for several terms
presiding elder of the Louisville Dis
trict of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, and one of the most
prominent men In the national con
ference, hanged himself with a rope
here today. Ke had been a sufferer
from insomnia for several years. Mr,
Thomas was fifty-two years old and
formerly was pastor ot the Fourth
Avenue Methodist church, Louisville
and Settle Memorial church at Ow
Boy Finds Body
Dr. Thomas' body was found
2:50 o'clock this afternoon by a lit
tle son ot Edward Lodge playing in
a thicket In Barrtown, half a mile
from Bowling Green. The small
rope with which he had hanged
himself to a tree had broken under
his weight and the body was lying
on the ground. It was estimated
that life had been extinct seven
hours. He had left home this morn
Despondency over 111 health from
which he was unable to obtain relief,
was attributed as the cause ot his
ending his life. He had suffered se
vere nervous breakdowns and two
weeks ago returned from Battle
Creek, Mich., where he had under
Rev. Thomas was widely known
in this aection having at various
times held meetings at the churches
In the. fissftt Biver country. .. ....
What Is said to have been
very lively and interesting game of
base ball was played on the local
diamond, Saturday afternoon. This
was Centertown's first game of the
season and Hartford's second.
The score card showed 6 for
Hartford and 4 for Centertown.
The Livermore team was schedul
ed to play here, Sunday, but failed
to appear on the scene.
EDUCATIONAL BOARD MEETING
The Ohio County Board ot Educa
tlon held its regular monthly meet
Ing here, Saturday. A number ot
matters of routine- business were
disposed ot Including the election ot
several teachers. Teachers have
been for a large number of the
achools. However there are yet
about 30 positions in the county for
which there are no applicants.
Thieves broke into the Incorporat
ed store at lower Render, Sunday
night and entered the sate by pound
ing out the combination with
sledge hammer. Nothing but a re
volver Is missing.
XEW TRAXFER "
W. ' T. Tate has established
transfer between Hartford and Beav
er Dam. Will meet all trains at
both places. Will make trips any
where in Ohio County.'i
IN A NUTSHELL
Louisville, Ky., May 7
Place Churchill Downs.
Winner Behave Yourself.
Owner-rE. R. Bradley.
Jockey Thompson. -
Distance IM miles.
Time 3:04 l-6 .
Value $38,450.1 '
Second Black Servant.
Owner B. R. Bradley.
Third Horse '
Owner H. P. Whitney.
Jockey Kummer. - -Value
Fourth Horse ,
Owner H. P. Whitney.
Jockey Col tell tti. .
Ejects Chairman and Secretary
For Ensuing Four Years;
L Meeting Harmonious
': Pursuant to the call - ot Acting
Chairman, A. C Porter, a meeting
ofhe Ohio County Democratic Exec
utive Committee was held at the
Optra House In Hartford, Monday,
May 9, and organized by electing L.
B. TIchenor, Chairman, and McDow
eU1 A. Fogle, Secretary, for the en
suing four years.
.Meetings had been held in the
various precincts of the county, Sat
urday, for the purpose ot electing
members of the committee, and a
majority of precincts were repres
ented at the county meeting. A new
feature of these meetings was the
election ot a woman In each pre
cinct to have equal powers as the
committeeman. However, very few
of, the women were present at Mon
sSThe meeting here was a very en
ttfjslaatlc one and mos( of those
present expressed it as their opinion
that the Democratic ticket will have
a fair chance of winning in the Nov
ember election. The gathering was
MUCH INTEREST IN
Considerable Interest was arous
ed In here Saturday afternoon over
the election of three members of
the Board of Trustees of the Hart
ford Graded School District. Seven
estimable gentlemen were voted for
and the race for. the short terra of
one year was rather-close, resulting
in the election of Prof, Henry
Leach. The other successful can
didates were Messrs. J. H. B. Car
o and Ellis H. Foster, who will
serve for three years. The vote was
as follows: J. H. B. Curson, 137;
Ellis H. Foster, 129; W. H. Gilles
pie, 34; Otto C. Martin, 106; J. A
Westerfield, 99; C. M. Crowe, 98
Prof. Henry Leach, 118.
BE AVE It DAM TEACHERS
A full corps of teachers for the
Beaver Dam Graded and High
School for the coming year has been
elected by the Board ot Trustees
The present faculty was retained
with two exceptions. Miss Gorln
Flener, teacher of the 5th. and 6th
grades, and Miss Carrie Southard
teacher of the 1st. and 2nd. grades
having resigned. Both of these
young ladies had given entire sat
Isf action and their many friends re
gret that they saw fit to decline re
election. The teaching personnel
for the year 1921-23 Is as follows
Prof. Warren Peyton, Superintend
ent and Principal; Miss Elizabeth
Davidson, teacher of English; Miss
Sallle Henri Coleman, Instructor in
Domestic Science and History; Mr,
Ellis Sandefur, 7th. and 8th. grades
Miss Bertie Rentrow, 5th. and 6th.;
Miss Irene Rhoads, 3rd. and 4th.;
and Miss Alma Simpson, 1st. and
2nd. grades. The Beaver Dam
schools are being maintained upon
a high plane of excellence, and the
coming year's work will, no doubt,
be as successful as the one now
coming to a close. The High
School is on the accredited list ot
the State University In class "A.1
LARGE GIFTS RECEIVED
Although the financial appeal for
the $33,009,000 to be raised by the
Christian education movement ot
the . Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, will not be made until the
week ol May 29-Jans 6, gifts ag
gregstlng more than $1,000,000
have already been' announced by
the headquarters office at Nashville,
Tenn. These gifts range all the way
from' $5 to $350,000. Dr. Stone
wall Anderson, treasurer, says:
There is a place In the Christian
Education Movement tor the large
gifts ot persons, of means who wish
to establish at soma college of their
choice a memorial which will live
to benefit mankind after they are
dead, and there Is also a placs for
the small gifts of the boys . and
girls Just fresh from college who
want to make some gift of love and
gratitude to the college that gave
them a start la life.
Hartford Herald. $1 10 th rr.
THE WEEK'S NEWS FROM
RUBENSTEIN IJROS'. HALE
L. C. Pearson, of Belton. had the
good .luck to catch the balloon sent
up Saturday afternoon and secure
the ticket which entitled him to a
pair of five dollar shoes. The bal
loon was sent up at Rubenstein
Bros., store at Central City, Ky.,
about 1:00 p. m. and was caught
near Browder at 2:30.
There were a large number of
prize winners during the week,
among whom were: P. H. Knight,
Greenville; Noble Legate, Mc
Henry; Harry Davis, Cleaton, Mrs.
C. L. Bennett, South Carrollton; B.
F. Scott, Kronos; Geo. Williams,
Hillside; John Zachery, Rockport;
Wilson Wiggins, Central City; J. H.
Miller. Martwick and Ora Hendricks
These names are taken from
among the prize winners to show
how wide is the area from which
this sale has drawn. Central City
MRS. ALVIN ROWE
Mrs. Alvin Rowe, of Centertown,
died on the operating table, at Walk
er's Hospital, Evansville, Tuesday
morning, while undergoing opera
tion for goitre . She was a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Render, of
Matanzas. Her father, husband, six
brothers and two sisters survive
Mr. Iris Render, a Deputy Sheriff
of this city, is a brother. Her hus
band is cashier of the Farmers'
Bank, of Centertown.
She has long been a member of
Centertown Baptist church and was
one of Ohio County's best and most
popular women. The body arrived
at Centertown, last night and bur
ial will occurr at the cemetery there,
Thursday, after funeral services at
the Baptist church.
Mrs. Goodell R. Wooten and Mrs.
L. T. Riley entertained the Black
Cat Club on Saturday afternoon at
the beautiful country home of the
former a few miles from Hartford.
A number of Interesting games of
Five Hundred were played, Mrs. A
D. Kirk making the highest score.
A delicious salad course was served.
It was altogether one of the most
successful meetings in the history
of the Club. The guests were: Mes
dames. J. M. Singleton, of Kiobe,
Japan; M. L. McCracken. D. S. Sul
lenger, A. D. Kirk, M. H. Murphree;
Misses Winnie Davis Simmerman,
Elizabeth Moore, Emilye Pendleton,
Martha Stevenson, Cliffie Felix,
Mary Marks and Mildred Stevenson.
The hostesses were assisted in en
tertaining by Mrs. M. M. McCor-
MRS. O. T. BURNS EN
TERTAINS SOCIAL CLUB
Mrs. O. T. Burns entertained the
Ladies' Social Club at her new
home on Clay street last Thursday
afternoon. After six interesting
games of progressive rook, a dainty
luncheon was served. The guests,
in addition to the members ot the
club, were: Mrs. W. H. Albrltton
Maydeld. Ky.; Mrs. A. W. Bennett
Sherman, Tex.; Mesdames. W. O
Woodring, Clarence Igleheart, O. C,
Martin, Helen Igleheart and C. E.
Smith. The ladies, one and all, re
port a most enjoyable afternoon and
are unanimous that Mrs. Burns Is
an ideal hostess.
The regular Parent-teacher meet
Ing will be held at the High School
building Thursday May 13, at 2:30
p. m. An interesting program in
eluding good music, has been pre
pared tor the occasion. All members
are requested to be present and ex
press their views as to the most Im
portant work the association may
undertake for the ensuing year. It
for any reason you can not be pres
ent, write your views, send your
paper to the secretary and It will be
read before the jueetiug.
Homer McNutt (colored.) of Beav
er Dam, was arrested, Tuesday, by
Town Marshall B. C. Austin and
brought to Hartford, where he was
placed in Jail to await trial on a
charge of helping to break into the
store of J. T. Vinson ft Son.
There Is only one other prisoner
now In Jail here. This is Clarence
Aull, of Fordsvllle, who la charged
with failing to support his wife and
OHIO COUNTY TENTH
IN COAL PPGDUCTION
Total State Output is 39,100.210
Tons Is Report of Mine
Frankfort, Ky., May 4. The to
tal production of coal in Kentucky
in 1920 was 39,100,210 tons, ac
cording to the report of ijtate Mine
Inspector Lawson Blenkinsopp,
which is considerably in excess of
other estimates. Of the 834 mine).
559 co-operate with the department
and their tonnage was 33.S86.SS6.
Harlan led with 5,357.433 and Pika
was second with 3.080,653 tous.
Ohio county is tenth.
By counties the production was:
District No 1 Hopkins 3,200,260
Union 1,209,805. Webster 1.963,
499, Christian 683,057.
District No. 2 McLean 189,70?,
Henderson 599,503, Hancock 10,
599, Daviess 52,616. Ohio 1,003,
511. Muhlenberg 4,222,489.
District Nn. 3 I.pureJ 56.93,
Breathitt 318, 7S8. Lee 173.036.
Morgan 2G3.896. Carter 277,233,
Clay 44.683, McCreary 816,116,
Pulaski 8.6S0, Boyd 146,465.
District No. 4 Knox S30.799.
District No. 5 Bell 2.57S.4S2.
District No. 6 Letcher 3,423.
164, Perry 3.36S.906.
District No. 7 Lawrence 33.251.
Martin 49,195, Johnson S05,04ti.
District No. 8 Pike E.f'80,655.
FOIiMKK LOCAL ATTORNEY RE.
EIVES MERITED PROMOTION
The Louisville Courier Journal in
its issue of Thursday carried the
following news Item relative to tha
promotion of Attorney Ernest M.
Woodward, formerly of Hartford:
Appointment of William A. North
cutt as general solicitor of the Lou
isville & Nashville Railroad was an
nounced yesterday by Edward s.
Jouett. vice president and general
counsel of the road. The appoint
ment of Ernest Woodward as gener
al attorney, succeeding Mr. N'orth
cutt, also was announced,
The announcement also included
the appointments of Sidney SmiHi
as valuation counsel and J. H. A.'c
Chord as counsel for the road.
Mr. Northcutt has been a mem
ber of the law department of the
railroad or a number of yti,r uu4
Mr. Woodward has been a member
of the law firm ot Moorman &
Following is a list ot those who
have been granted licenses to marry
since our last report:
Noel TIchenor, age 35, widowed,
McHenry, R. 1, to Verdie Ford, age
28, single, McHenry, R. 1.
E. W. Wilson, age 65 widowed.
Echols, to Narcissa Upton, age 43,
R. O. Fielden, age 30, widowed,
Simmons, to Mary Jane Autry, age
28, single, Rosine.
Emmett Quisenberry, age 18 sin
gle, Dundee, to Stella Nabors, age
16, single, Olaton.
H. D. McHenry, (col.) age 40, di
vorced, Huyti, to Daisy Carter, (col.
age 28, divorced, Hayti.
MASONIC MEMORIAL EXERCISES
Hartford Lodge No. 675 F. & A.
M., will conduct special exercises
here, Sunday, June 5, In honor ot
their dead. A program consisting
ot several musical numbers, addreses
etc. A speaker of note will deliver
the memorial address.
After the program Is rendered the
graves of deceased brethren will be
decorated. A more complete pro
gram will be published later. It is
predicted that several hundred
Masons from this and adjoining
couuties will be present. Everyone
Is invited to be present. 'N ,
PElt) RATION OK" .
The decoration of soldiers' graves
will be held at- East Providence
church May 33, 1931. beginning
at 1:00 o'clock p. m. There will be
a program rendered before the
decoration. Everybody Is Invited to
take part in these exercises. '