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HARTFORD, KV.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. 11121.
: SEVENTY-FIVE LOSE LIVES
, IS TEXAS FLOOD
' Workers Search Ruins of 1,000
Homes for Bodies of
San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 10.
Darkened, mud stained San Antonio
tonight was searching for Its dead.)
Flood waters that devastated the',
business section and the Mexican
residential district during the day.
bad receded by nghtfall. lmpera-i
tive relief work was immediately
started by an army of soldiers, "Red
Cross workers . and civilian volun
Forty-one bodies had been recov-
ered at 8 o'clock tonight with as
. many more being sought in the mud
drenched ruins of the residence dis
The death toll was placed offi
cially at 75 by Mayor O. B Black
at the . same hour. The property
damage will reach 12,000,0&0. it
was offlclall announced. More than
' Ave thousand are homeless.
1,000 Homes Wrecked
Relief measures were centered on
preventing an epidemic of pestilence
'The flood wiped out the city's drain-
age and filtering systems, cutting
' off all sewers and its supply of
More than one thousand homes
1 -and twenty blocks of the business
district were wrecked.
A temporary morgue has been es-
. tablished at the Central fire and
police station, to which the soldiers
: and police . have been directed to
' bring all bodies for Identification
Soldiers and police are patrolling
the downtown district to prevent
' looting in the stores, a portion of
the 'district being declared closed to
' all traffic except that absolutely nec
ossary In rescue work and salvaging
Relief Fund- Opened
.A relief. fund subscription has
been opened in the city and gener
out contributions have already come
Before waters began to recede,
'Saturday morning an area estimated
at two miles wide and six miles long
- Including the larger part of the
'business district of San Antonio, had
"been swept in the worst flood in the
last thirty years. -
Among ' the buildings damaged
-are some of the finest in the city.
The Gunter Hotel, at Houston
and St. Mary's streets, at. one time
lad water standing almost to, the
mezzanine floor. ' The St. Anthony
'Hotel, on Travis street, also suffer
. d, as well as several smaller hotels
1n the downtown district.
The Alamo, "The Cradle of Texas
Liberty," escaped damage by waters
. -due to lfs elevation.
San Antonio , is a city of about
175,000 people, Besides being the
largest city in Texas, it is also the
military headquarters for Texas and
" New 'Mexico and has a division sta
Troops under Colonel Porter op
ened headquarters in the federal
oulldfng shortry after midnight and
are patrolling the city and aiding in
Solh banks of the San Antonio
river are. strewn with the wreckage
of houses. A number 'of automo
biles were vept away.
Newspaper plants were flooded
tut the 8an Antonio Light succeeded
la Issuing an extra on a hand press
at I a. m.
Alarming reports of loss of life in
the valley of the San Antonio river
south of the city are coming in but
the Light is unable to confirm them.
Many Lose Live
It is believed 'that the greatest
loss of life occurred in the Mexican
district. Residents In 'that section
were unable to get out though aid
ed throughout the night by firemen
affd police and troops from fort
At 8 a. m., Phil Wright, commis
sioner of Are and police, stated he
believed the loss of life to be "very
high." . He could give no definite
figures. He bad Just completed a
tour of the flooded district. v
Cause of Flood
An unprecedented rainfall which
. Mean at midnight Wednesday and
.wiiUnued throughout Friday and
ui.u, ..u..u iuv oooa. -Ai.neia, win arrive this week to spend
"t .lent Inches of rain fell during a few days with Mrs. Hancock's
i Trlci. mrly last night there " father. Mr. Meadows, and at-
- -rjr rV !1 In the valley tend the fair. . ,
of the Olmot Creek, north of the
city. .Water from the creek rushed
Into the San Antonio rlrer and Join -
V U uig IUI IBID TT nuivu TCOO I
pouring Into the rlrer from thdr
heavy rain throughout the day in
the city proper. I
The river went out of Its banks
within tew hoars. The water and
electric . light - plants are located
along the banks of the river and
they were put out of business quick
Street car traffic was stopped and
hundreds of people were unable
reach their, homes. 'Many of them
spent the night wandering about the
VOQT BBIDOE COLLAPSES AND
CROWD IS DROWNED IN CREEK
Chester, Pa., Sept. 10. Between
thirty and forty persons were
drowned thlo evening when a foot
walk on the bridge crossing Chester
Creek collapsed. Twenty-five bodies
had been recovered at 9 o'clock. '
A fifty foot section of the bridge
gave away as a throng conserva-
tlvalv HMmfltAfl of lln waliihikil ttiA
' Uempt of a man w aaTe , drown.
lug Italian boy, and a crowd of men,
women and children disappeared as
If swallowed by a trap door.
There were twelve bodies- at the
morgue at this writing. A dozen
persons were said to be dead or dy
ing at Chester and Crozier hospitals.
A score of more are known to be
still In the water dead or alive.
FORMER HARTFORD RESI
DENTS VISIT ItERE
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kniskern and
little son, Charles Beckham,' Jr., ar
rived in Hartford last Thursday to
Join Mrs. Knlskern's father, Mr. F.
L. Felix, and visit old friends and
neighbors. They, together with Mr.
Felix, made the trip from their for
mer home at Hinsdale, 111., to Ow
ensboro, by motor, the latter having
come on to Hartford while Mr. and
Mrs. Kniskern visited relatives in
Owensboro for a few days. The
visitors were entertained at ' dinner
Saturday by 'Judge and Mrs. J. S.
Glenn and in like manner by Miss
Mamie Bennett and Mrs. Charlotte
Taylor Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Knis
kern and Junior left Monday tor
Louisville where they will visit Mrs.
Knlskern's aunts, Mesdameh. Mar
garet Johnson and Ella D. Boone.
From there they will go to Shelby
villa to visit Mr. Knlskern's rela
tives. Mr. Felix will Join them about
the last of the month and the party
will motor through to Miami, Fla.,
where Mr.Kniskern will engage In
the real estate business. Mrs. Felix
who. Is visiting her son, Major
Douglas D. Felix, at Washington,
will return about October 1 to Mia
mi where she and Mr. Felix have es
tablished their winter home.
CHILDREN SAVED FROM
LaBt Saturday, about noon, a
three-year-old steer, which Mr. Wal
ter Campbell had purchased from
Mr. Press Barnard, became unruly
while being driven to Mr. Camp
bell's farm near here and caused
considerable excitement in various
parts of town. The animal escaped
entirely from the drivers and Anally
attacked' the small children of Mr.
Fred Belcher, who were playing
near their home Just off Clay Street.
One of the children undoubtedly
would have been seriously Injured
if aid had not arrived in the person
of Mr. Charlie Carpenter, who felled
toe enraged steer with a club. As
a result of the blow, heat and ex
haustion the animal died within a
short time. 1
P. T. A. RECEPTION
. The reception to have been held
at the school building last night by
the Parent-Teacher Association was
potponed because of the death of
James Clarence Stalsworth, a pupil
of the fourth grade.
A business session will be held
at the school building next Thurs
day afternoon at 8:30 o'clock. There
will be no set program ior this!
meeting. Everyone Interested In
the success of the school urged to
be present ;
Mr. end Mrs. James Hancock and
little son, James Beaty, of Leltch-
IOCA li DASHES
Mrs. R. D. Walker visited rela
tives In Owensboro, Saturday.
Prof, and Mrs. I. 8.
tatan rooms with Mr.
and Mrs. O.
I Mr. Walter Wedding has returned
I to Bowling Green
to complete a
I mr, turner King
has been con
fined to his room with rheumallsm
for several days.
Mr. Marvin T. Parks made a
business trip to Auburn Monday,
Visit J. A. TATE'S RESTAU-
RANT' corner Un,on and MalD- l
old Hartford House.
Mr. John Hamlet has moved into
the residence recently . occupied by
Mr. N. L. Rowe and family.
Miss Mabel Rhoads left last week
for Ruasellville, Ky., where she will
attend Logan Female College.
Mrs. R. R. Wedding left Saturday
for Henderson where she will visit
her son, Mr. Arthur Petty, and Mrs.
Rev. R. T. Harper, of near this
city, went to Coyletown, Ky., Mon
day where he will assist in a series
Esquire W. S. Dean, of Dundee,
will move to Owensboro about the
15th. Inst. He Intends to engage in
the hotel business.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Combs. Mr.
and Mrs. Stewart, of Memphis.
Tenn., motored to Owensboro, Tues
day to attend tho Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C Acton and
children and L. G. Barrett spent
Sunday" with 'Mr. and Mrs. James
Gentry, of Narrows, R. 1.
Mrs. J. B. Tappan returned
Thursday from Henderson where
she' had been the guest of Miss
Eloise Ross for several days.
Little Miss Nancy McCracken
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Mc
Cracken has . been quite ill ior
several days but Is much better.
Miss Lelia Glenn, who Is teach
ing In the Central Cty High School,
spent the week-end with her par
ents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Glenn.
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, of Calhoun
Ky., will arrive, in this city Thurs
day to be the guest of Mrs. Mattle
B. Barrett the remainder of the
Miss Gorin Flener, of near Crom
well, has accepted a position In the
graded school of Harrlsburg. Ark.,
and will leave for that place tomor
row. - -
Mr. and Mrs. John Llndley, of
Livermore, were guests of Mrs.
Llndley's brother, Mr. S. T. Barnett,
and Mrs. Barnett, Friday and Sat
urday. Messrs, Clarence and Denver
Grant, who have been employed in
Indiana for several weeks, returned
to their home near Olaton, Sunday
Mrs. O. B. Likens and Master
Frank Likens, of Washington, D. C,
visited Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Likens
and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black last
Mr. John Meadows and wife of .
Leltchfleld, are expected to arrive
this week to spent a few days with
Mr. R. B. Martin has been making .
some. repair and Improvements to
his residence on Clay Street, includ
ing concrete walks and under-pin
nlng and a cellar.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hoover with
Mr. J. E. - Funk and daughter,
to Uve'ker eye. Treated
sons. Forrest and J. C. were guests
cf relatives la Owensboro. Whites-
Ule and Pleasant Ridge, last week.
hey attended the fair while In Ow
I Mr. and Mrs. Ooebel Crowe who
fcave rAfllfloff 1n Wp.t Vlrvtnfa tnr
Some time have returned to this
lty. v. -
Mrs. James C. Bennett went to
wensboro Tuesday morning to vis -
relatives until this afternoon. She
was accompanied by her son, Geo.
Bennett, of Island.
i Eat at J. A
RANT, on corner
at old HART-
FORD HOUSE. Hot lunches, and learn that she is considerably lm
fieals at all hours. Cold Drinks, proved.
IVe Cream, Fruits, Candies. I
i j Richards Bros, overland show ex-
Dr. J. R. Plrtle has received a hlbfted on the Keown lot opposite
shipment of asbestos shingles with ' the local depot last Thursday. It
which he will have his residence on
tnion Street covered as soon as an'
expert arrives for the purpose.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, of
Goshen, and their guests, Mr. and
Sirs. W. P. Brown and daughter,
and Mrs. N. M. Ray, motored to
Owensboro and Sutherland one day
Mrs. A. B. Riley and sons, John
and Baxter, returned last Tuesday
from Herrln, 111., where they had
been visiting Mrs. Riley's sister,
Mrs. William Jones, for about a
J. A. TATE'S RESTAURANT on
corner at old HARTFORD HOUSE
serves hot lunches and meals at all
hours. Full line of Candies. Fruits,
Tobaccos, Cold Drinks and Ice
Mrs. James I. Clark, son and
daughter, of the Pond Run com
munity, have moved to Hartford for
Xke school year. The young people
nave matriculated in the local High
Supt. E. S. Howard has received
from the State Auditor a check in
payment of the Ohio county teach
ers' salaries and he. In turn, has
mailed checks to the individual
Whlle in town for the Fair, visit
J. A. TATE'S RESTAURANT, on
corner at OLD HARTFORD HOUSE.
Fruits, Candles, Tobaccos, Cold
Drinks,' Ice Cream, Hot Lunches and
Meals at all hours.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Moorman,
of Prentiss, and Mr. John Moorman,
of "Hartford, returned last week
from ' Hancock county where they
attended the burial of their sister,
Mrs. J. O. Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Hancock and
little daughter. Cozie Ellen, of
Leltchfleld, will arrive today or to
morrow to spend a tew days with
Mrs. Hancock's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Gillespie, and family.
Mr. John McDowell, of Louisville,
has returned home after spending
two weeks with bis parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. M. McDowell, of this
city. He left his children with
their grandparents to attend school
Mr. John Bell Is having another
house constructed on hla lnt nn
Union Street, opposite the residence !
or Dr. E. B. Pendleton. It Is of the
bungalow type and promises to be
quite a desirable dwelling when
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black, of this
city, have Just received word that
they are grandparent, of an eight '
nfllinri knv hnrn Cunt A Uln m.a
. ' " .
Aui.ua ureuiuu rorier. ine par-
ents are Mr. and Mrs. AJvln Porter.
of Herrin, 111. .,
County Agent B. B. Mclnteer and
Mrs. Mclnteer took their infant
daugher to Owensboro the first of
last week for an . examination and
treatment by Dr. . C. Hoover. We
are glad o report that the little lady
has been , considerably improved
since ber return.
. Mr. and Mrs. Rowan, Holbrook
have received a letter from their
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Mr. Holbrook ba. been In. bad health
tor several months and it ' was
thought for a time that he would
have to return to the States.
Mr. Bunyan Wells, formerly a
resident ef this county, but more re-
fpntlv emnlnvarl In LmtlavlllA haa
accepted a position as barber In theQoeS To a Watery Grave While
i shop of Mr. Fred Robertson. We
welcome Mr. Wells and bis wife j
back to their old home,
Mrs. U. S. Carson returned Frl-
day afternoon from Madlsonvilte
where she had been at the City
Hospital, under the care of a spe-
clalist, for about ten days. Her
many local friends are gratified to
gave a "parade" uptown, consisting
of a steam calliope which was not
out of commission more than half
the time. From all reports the
"circus" was not as good as Ring
The management of Ohio County
Fair has made arrangements for an
airplane to give an exhibition each
day of aerial skill. Do not u.ibi
this exhibition. Also you can take
a ride In the plane if you wish. The
management has also secured oilier
splendid free attractions.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hill. Mrs.
Don C. Culley and Mrs. Hugh Fu-
qua. of Stanlev, Ky.. motored to
this city. Thursday and
day with Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Barrett.
Mrs. Barrett and little son accom
panied them on their return to
Stanley and will be guests of rela
tives there until next Sunday.
Mrs. J. Caskey Bennett and so?.
Oscar, left Saturday to Juln Mr.
Bennett In Springfield. 111., where
they will take up their residence
Oscar will be engaged with his fath -
er in the insurance business. We
regret to lose such good citizens
from our town, but wish for them
the utmost success in their new
HORSES AT AUCTION At 1 p.
m., Monday, Sept. 10, near the court
lions Miuure, Hurtfuril. Ky.. I will
offer for le to ll.e lilehet l.l.iriw
two mutch bun horse. Work
I-ny where you wish to hitch them.
Terms iiuule known on day of al
For furl her Information see A. C
YEISER, Auctioneer, Hurtford, Ky,
The Ohio County Fair will btfciu
tomorrow and conunue the remaiiul-
' er of the week. The management
Is bending eatery energy to mako
this a genuine old-fashioned Fair.
Premiums have been offered for
practically every variety of exhibits
usually entered at county fairs and
a good racing card is promised each
day. The usual side shows and -vn ,ortn Dy lne searchers for tho
other attractions are expected. It is lad k0'
to be hoped that our annual Fair! The leaved family has the moat
will be. as It should be. not only an lneere heart-felt sympathy of
occasion of pleasure, but of real,t,!e who,e community in this hour
profit to the people of the county as'of anSulsh and bereavement.
well as the manaKement.
The McHenrv Majesties and hj
Bee Springs nine crossed bat at
Leltchfleld, Sunday afternoon, the
result belng a ""ore ot 15 10 7
favor of the McHenry team. The ;
battery for Bee Springs was Potter Fair grounds next Thursday. Friday
and Meredith and for McHenry, Par- anJ Saturday. The tent will be
rot and Phelps. supplied with seat reading matter.
Trains No. 122 and 131 each car- lte water and other convenience
rled two extra coaches and over 200 an& will be in charge of a rep re
tickets from Ohio County points to ' pntative from each of these two
Letchfleld were purchased by Ma-1
Saturday, At Beaver Dam Beav evice men atteuding the Fair
er Dam, 2; Logansport, 1. A" former soldiers, sailors. ma-
Sunday, At Hartford Beaver. rlaes or others who saw service aur
Dam, S; Logansport, 1. j 'S the recent world conflict are
j welcome to make this their head-
LIGHTMXG IJIRNS IURN (quarters.
Also thiuk seriously about Joluing
Lightning struck and set on fire the ranks of the Legion. This is tho
Mr. Luther King's barn uear his only means by which ex-service men
residence in this city, last Tburs- can be held together. We need you
day afternoon. Several bead of and you need us. When you are
stock were rescued from . the baru solicited make It a point to tell your
and all except one cow escaped buddie to put your name down,
without Injury. It Is believed she Joiir your Dearest post and tell ev
will recover. Among contents de- ery ex-servic man vn w- j
uitrui., man aooui tiuu.uu worth of
The total loss to estimate at 1700 1
oo " ,700'
iOEPLORASLE RIVER FATALIIY,
YOIINS BSY DROWNED
Bathiug in Rough River
! One of the saddest accidents of
recent years occurred here late
Monday afternoon when James
Clarence, the eleven-year old son, of
Mrs. Mary Stalsworth, widow of tho
late Arch Stalsworth, who lives a
i short distance north of town, was
j drowned while bathing, with a
youthful companion, In Rough Riv
er a short distance from his home.
Clarence and young Roscoe Peters
had gone to what is known as
, Tichenor's Ripple a few hundred
yards above the old mill dam for a
cooling plunge after school. It
seems that Peters, who is also
I about ten or eleven years of age,
could swim, but that young Stals-
0Ttb knew very litt,e about takin
care of himself in the water. The
recent rains bad caused a considera
ble rise In the river and the boys
v.cre swept off their feet ulr.iosl as
soon as they er.tei,.d the water.
After unavailing efforts to aid his
r nni ni n iin .m , w. T" . , .
' In ronOifncr f V Kinl- l.. i:uu
; """""ft iiit. is u i iiLUU
' C,arence was rarr!e(l down stream
ln the rapld current- The alarm
wa" at onre Eiven b' thc survivor
enoris to recover tne body were
ImpiBf.latoIy heci:n. b.stlnc praotl-
t:Uy all night. With daylight tho
search was renewed with redoubled
energy, with all available means of
dragging the river bed. A net of
wire was placed over the openings
1 '- the dam and charges of dynamite
vr? exploded in attempts to bring
; the body to the surface. At last
; about 11:30 o'clock yesterday
"'10rninK ,he body of the ""fortun-
ate lad was rescued by Messrs. John
Phipps, Jr., and Emerson Stevens
.by the use of a musseUdrag, it be
ing found about seventy-five yards
b?low where the boys eutered the
Funeral services were conduoted
at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the residence
of his uncle. Mr. Clayton Bozarth.
ly Rev- Russell Walker with Inter-
ment ln Oskwood Cemefry in tho
presence of a large gathering of rel
atives and friends, including many
of his little schoolmate of tho
fourth grade of the local school.
j Little Clarence is survived by
three brothers his mother-d B
'.Irrcs r.umVer of n'Ver rM?.-.
;wi i t-rlzht promising hoy nrd his
Iintlmely dath ras cast a Bloom ov-
er the community. Hi traeic lo.w
has been the occasion of a wonder
ful demonstration of sympathy and
helpfulness from every citizen of
the community, so well exemplified
by the faithful and heroic efforts
..Y-.Nr.K ICE MEN, ATTENTION' 1
Ohio County Post. No. 44,
American Legion. Hartford,
and Wit-Bro-Du Post. No. 153,
American Legion, Rockrort,
have united in securing a teat which
ue located on the Ohio County
These arrangements have bean
I riads for the convenience of ex-
Tbrouhout V' '
on. of the strongest organlxa-
can be found fcr law and
et the full .t,,
th ,u" tn
iRln th turn h
strength here and ml-
Uln the same high fcUadard.