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"FIR8T TO LAST THE TRUTH: NEWS EDITORIALS ADVERTISEMENTS"
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY,. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1922.
R. G. Kern Calls
Two Prohibition Officers Killed By
Moonshiners In Menefee County
Is Made Public
About 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon
R Q. Kern, .of the county road com
mission, gave but tho word that a fed
eral location engineer, U h, Plorsall,
was here from Frankfort and desired
to meet as many of our citizens as
possible that he might learn their
opinions regarding the location of the
Midland Trail through ML Sterling.
About seventy-five business men,
some from tho county, met Mr. Pier-
sail .In the county court room. . Mr.
Kern stated clearly the object of tho
meeting and what had been done un
der the direction of the local com
missioners. W. H. Potts, engineer,
'Save approximate estimates of the
difference In costs by what was term
ed the C. & O. route and a route up
North Mttysvllle street to the Hink
eton piko and thence to the Bath
and Montgomery line. At this point
Mr. Piersall asked for an expression
from the citizens present as to the
route preferred, and their reason for
it. At this juncture the body took
lorm by electing L. T. Chiles chair
man and J. W. Hedden, Sr., socretary.
A motion by Mr. Hedden earned to
take a vote of tho body as to tho
route they desired. The body then
gave expression by a unanimous vote
of a preference of the Owingsvllle
pike route over the Hinkston pike
A motion made by Judge B. C. Mc
Kee carried that a line parallel to the
present ML Sterling and Owingsvllle
turnpike be surveyed, the cost esti
mated and that it be presented kfor
consideration as to which of the
routes, this or the present route
known, and the Mt. Sterling and Ow
iuKsvllle pike be approved by the
P(?ople of Montgomery county at a
On motion carried, the chairman
appointed a right-of-way committee,
consisting of James Ma Rowan, David
Pox and Col. Qatewood, with Instruc
tions to be read; to report to a call
meeting by the chairman.
After Mr. Piersall's statement that
he would have the C. & O. parallel
route surveyed and a statement from
Mr. Mngowan that he would give the
right-of-way along this line, the meet
ing adjourned subject to a -call from
FOH SALE Walnut dining room
Tfuite of eight pieces. Only used five
months'. Looks like now. Apply at
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Mt. Sterling Na
tional Bank of Mt. Sterling, Ky., for
ihe election of a board of directors
i land for the transaction of such other
business as may lawfully come before
it will be held at the office of the
bank In the city of ML Sterling. Ky.,
on Tuesday, January 9, 1923, at 10
o'clock. W L. Killpatrick, Cashier.
HOME-MADE CANDY Telephone
tho Johnson Sisters at 47G for your
Christmas candy. Several different
kinds, packed in tin boxes, at ,$1.25
per pound. (17-3t)
it Is a real great man who cau live
fe up to the creases in his trousers.
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Make It The Greatest Christmas She
Hudson Super-Six Delivered at
Speedster 4-passenger $1,550,000
Touring, 7-passenger $1,600.00
Coach, 5-passenger $1,650.00
Sedan, 7-passenger .'- $2,250.00
If they already own a car, why
not give them accessories, we
have a very Complete line.
The local receiving plant of tho
liurley Tobacco Growers Co-operative
Association opened yestorday to r6
ceivc the 1922 crop of this section.
There was only about 52,000 pounds
on tho floor, which brought an ad
vance of about nine cents per pound.
The offerings were very inferior, but
today's door. is said to be much bet
ter. There seems to be some mis
understanding among farmers as to
the advancement which they receive.
It is not known what proportion of
the final settlement the advancement
will represent and this cannot be de
termined until the entire 1922 crop
has been sold. The two advancements
on tho 1921 crop were of the same
amount, but it will not be known un
til the final settlement Is made early
in January Just what tho individual
crops averaged. The local floors are
booked full until Christmas and ca
pacity floors are expected for each
The barley association has sold its
remaining 1921 holdings of about 3,
000,000 pounds for 'an average re
ported to be around 62 cents and the
farmers are assured of receiving a fi
nal settlement of this crop tarry in
While advancements per gradi are
practically the samq as last year, the
crop in this section is much better,
and it is believed the advance will
run from 10 to 12 cents per pound.
FOR RENT Two light housekeep
ing rooms and bath. Miss Luolla
MRS. LANE DEAD
A message received here Saturday
announced the sudden death of Mrs.
Barker Lane which occurred Friday
night at her home in Peculiar, Mo.
Mrs. Lane, who was a former resident
of this county, Was well known and
widely related throughout this sec
tion. She was the daughter-in-law of
Mrs. Crit Lane, of this city, and is
survived by her husband and soveral
children. Funeral and burial took
place Sunday at her late home.
LOST OR STOLEN Two 5 or 6-tnontlis-old
puppies. One black and
white; one brindle. Hettle Brock
way. CAR OVERTURNS
The coupe driven by Mrs. Jack Ow.
ings skidded on the muddy road yes
terday as she was returning to her
home from town and overturned in
to tho ditch. Mrs. Owings, who was
alone in the car at the time, escaped
uninjured. The accident occurred
near George Hamilton's placo, when
Mrs. Owings attempted to drive past
two wagons on the road. The car
was badly damaged.
Insist on your grocer giving you
Blue Goose oranges, Florida's sweet
esL Also Blue Goose grapefruit, Blue
Goose celery, Blue Goose grapes.
Sold by W. T. SUtruuk & Co.. Fruits
and Groceries, Lexington, Ky.
FOR QUICK SALE Beautiful new
bungalow, Ideally located on West
Main street. Price right. Phono 658.
-E. E. Jones. (17-2t)
Why not give Her
Robert L. Duff, of Owingsvllle, fed
eral prohibition ngent, was shot and
killed Saturday afternoon when he, in
company with other government
agents, attempted a raid on what is
known as Ballard's still, near Cedar
Grove in Menefee county, only a few
miles from the Montgomery county
line. Duff, it is said, was shot while
trying to force his way Into a cave
where it was thought the still was
located. His body was literally rid
dled with bullets and his companions
wero forced to flee. His body was
recovered several hours later by Tom
Oreenwado and Deputy Sheriff Beoll
Hadden, of this city, who went to tho
scene following the killing.
Duff's body was stripped of money,
his badge, weapons and watch, and It
Is bclte'vcd the. body was fired into
after he was, dead, as it contained
eight or ten bullet holes, all said to
be from a .45 revolver, the kind Bob
Ballard is alleged to use.
On Sunday about fifteen or twenty
revenue agents from all over the
stato gathered in this city and went
to the scene of tho crime. They found
that the btUP'had been deserted and
the operators. had taken to the woods.
The still was "the most complete one
seen in this section and was destroy
ed by the officers. While being de
stroyed, David Treadway, son of W.
P. Treadway, of this city, and one
of the posse, '-and who had ventured
about 100 yards beyond the other
officers, was shot through tho head
by a high-powered rifle and instant
ly killed, the' bullet passing entirely
through his head. The officers real
izing that to continue the pursuit
would be suicidal, they returned to
this city, where they disbanded, but,
It is believed, will return to the cene
within the next few days.
The still is thought to have been
operated by Bob and Charles Ballard,
who, in company with a number of
their confederates are believed to be
responsible for the two deaths. A re
ward of ?500 each for their capture
has been offered by Governor Morrow
at the request of Circuit Judge Henry
No stone will be left uutumed to
bring the murderers to justice and it
Is hoped this may be accomplished
without additional loss of life, but tho
federal authorities are determined,
ahd state they are going to have the
guilty parties, dead or alive.
When the news of the two murders
reached this city, excitement rant
high and many unfounded rumors!
were circulated, some to tho effect ,
that several other officers had been!
killed. It is not known what will bo
the next move upon the part of the
officers, but they are understood to
be porfocting some plan whereby tho
'shiners will bo captured without fur
Tho two Ballards, who are alleged
to have operated tho still, are sons of
Jeff Ballard, who, together with an
other son, wero placed under arrest
prior to the Saturday raid, but both
of whom later escaped, and are sup
posed to have Joined tho 'shiners. Tho
Ballards aro widely known In this sec
tion and have been in trouble before,
Bob Ballard being a fugitive from Jus
a Hudson Super-Six or an Essex ?
"WE MAKE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY"
Vt j' rnir.auii)AlfaXSH
Ragan-Gay Motor Company
tice at the present time, having es
caped from the Frenchburg jail sev
eral months ago when, It Is alleged,
he made the statement that he would
never again be taken alive.
Prohibition Agent Duff was widely
known in this and Bath counties, be
ing a former jailer of that county, and
was known as a fearless, honorable,
upright man, who had the respect of
everyone. He had made a splendid
officer and was quite popular in this
city, where his untimely death is
deeply doplored. His remains wore
brought to this city Saturday evening,
prepared for burial and removed to
his home In Owingsvllle Sunday after
noon. The funeral was held In that
city yesterday afternoon.
Young Treadway was the youngest
son of W. P. Treadway, of this city,
another prohibition agent, and had
only returned from Irvine Saturday
afternoon, where he had been work
ing for several months. He Joined the
posse Sunday morning In company
with his father. He was about 23
years of age and said to be a splen
did young man with a largo acquaint
ance who deeply mourn his untimely
death. His funeral was held In this
city this afternoon, conducted by
Re?. B. W. Trimble, and the remains
were laid to rest in Machpelah cemetery.
During the past few weeks Miss
Florence Walllngford, county nurse,
and local physicians have given each
child In the ML Sterling city school
a thorough physical examination.
The children's eyes were tested, us
ing the Snellen chart, and they were
weighed and measured to determine
their status of nutrition. Defects that
retarded growth and development
were noted, and a notification was
sent to their parents, urging them to
see their family physician and have
Mich defects remedied.
The home economic department of
the city school has included practical
nursing course outlined by the Amer
ican Red Cross in their regular cur
riculum. Pupils, In addition to their
regular credits, will receive a certifi
cate for this course from National Red
Cross headquarters upon their gradu
ation. A report of this school inspection
shows that a total of four hundred
and sixty-six pupils were examined.
Of this number two hundred and six
teen have not been vaccinated, two
hundred and eighteen are ten per
cent, or more underweight, twenty
one have defective eyelids, nineteen
defective vision, one hundred and sixty-nine
have bad tonsils, ninety-five
suffer from bad teeth, three have
skin diseases, two pupils are cross
eyed, and one has abnormal structure
of the frontal bones.
The W. M. U. will meet at the Bap
tist church Thursday afternoon at 2
o'clock. Being tho last meeting of
tho yoar, a full attendance is urged.
Now In Progress
The trial of Scobee Hardman, charg
ed Vith the murder of Leon Rennker,
wealthy Winchester poultry dealer,
was called for trial in the Clark cir
cuit court yesterday morning, and the
following Jury was selected from the
200 special jurymen summoned from
Fayette county: J. A. Coyle, farmer,
Lexington, foreman; W. H. Glltner,
clerk, Lexington; E. F. Elkln, farmer,
Harrodsburg pike; W. D. Land, farm
er, Walnut Hill; J. W. Smith, farmer,
Georgetown pike; Horace H. Wilson,
garage proprietor, Lexington; John
Calhoun, farmer, Georgetown pike;
J. J. Shropshire, merchant. Lexing
ton; Peter O. Powell, Insurance man,
Lexington; H. C. Cassldy, farmer,
Richmond pike; R. E. Hughes, sales
man, Lexington; Richard Steele, far
mer, Frankfort pike.
The Jury was completed yesterday
afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock and
the trial will begin In earnest today.
To all three of the charges made by
the commonwealth, murder, conspir
acy to murder and murder through
conspiracy, he answered through hi
attorney, "Not guilty."
The trials of Mrs. Nancy Katherine
Renaker, widow of the slain man,
and Reese Fox, indicted in connection
with the murder, will be held sepa
rately. Only a limited number of specta
tors will be admitted and those must
carry cards entitling them to seats.
Tho case has created more interest
than any case tried in Kentucky in
years and will be watched with the
keenest interest all over the nation.
Tho trial is being presided over by
Judge Shackelford, circuit judge la
FOR SALE One dozen purebred
Plymouth Rock pullets; one dozen
silver laced Wyandotte pullets; three
pairs of English ringneck pheasants.
Mrs. James Cravens, phone 232 W-l.
AGED WOMAN DEAD
Mrs. 'Elisabeth Ringo, aged 84
years, died Monday morning, Decem
ber 4. She was an aunt of Tom Wil
liam and Gilbert Thomas, of this city.
Funeral services were held at the
home Tuesday, burial following in the
Winchester cemetery. Messrs. Wil
liam and Thomas attended the funeral
services, conducted by Rev. Bradley.
FOUND Bunch of keys. Owner
may have same by proving property
and .paying for this advertisement.
Miller Anderson and family are as
glad to be back from California as
wo are to havo them here. They are
at home on West High street. "You
can't imagine how glad we were to
receive The Advocate twice a week."
Is an expression made by Mr. Ander
son. TO FLY HOME
Ed Foley, former ML Sterling boy,
recently graduated from the Curtis
Aviation School In New York. Is plan
ning to spend the holidays in Mt.
Sterling, where he will be a. guest in
the homo of Mrs. Peter Kelly Young
Fol y will make tho trip by airplane
in a machine of his own manufacture.
Ever Experienced J
New Reduced prices
Essex Prices Delivered at
Touring Car $1,140.00
Mt. Sterling's Largest Garage.
The marriage of Miss Llnnle Hos
klns to Orvllle Alfrey, which occurred
In Paris last Tuesday, has just been
made public. Miss Hosklns, who has
been a student at SL Agatha's Acad
emy in Winchester, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. John Casslty, of Win
chester, and Mr. Alfrey, motored to
Paris, where the ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Ellis. Following the
wedding the couple returned to Wln
chestor where the bride again enter
ed school. The marriage was kept -
profound secret and did not became
public until yesterday, when the
bride's sister, Mrs Cliff McCormick,
went to Winchester and persuaded
her sister to give up her classes and
return to this city.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Hosklns and lives a short
distance from the city on the Win
chester pike. She is a lovely young
girl, possessed with an exceptionally
sweet disposition, which has won tor
her friends wherever she is known,
being a decided favorite among her
circle of acquaintances.
Tho groom is a son of William Af
fray, is a member of th taxi firm of
Cockrell & Alfrey and is at present
a valued employe at the local post
office. He is a splendid young bocrf
nes's man with a host of friends and,
like his bride, is exceedingly popular.
WANTED TO BUY Ford roadstar
with starter. Must be in good condi
tion. Apply at this office. (17-2t)
SIX YEARS SINCE DEDICATION
Six years ago from last Sunday the
new Baptist church house was dedi
cated, Dr. Bryan, of the state board
of missions, delivering the sermon.
About $9,000 was raised that day.
The work of building this new church
was accomplished during the pastor
ato of Rev. J. S. Wilson.
FOR SALE Two good cows tor
Mile. Jersey; fresh. William L.
Wright,. Indian Fields. (17-2)
FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED OUT
The fire department was called to
the home of Henry Greenwade. North
Queen street, Sunday night. The
alarm was turned in by one of the
neighbors, but the trouble was found
to be only a chimney burning out,
and no damage was done.
FOR RENT A modern four-room
flat convenient to business section.
REVIVAL AT FARMERS
At a protracted meeting just clos
ed at the Farmers Baptist church, W.
S. Scantland, the pastor, doing the
preaching, thirty-one persons were
added to the church, twenty-nine by
baptism and two by relation.
While it is true that the harp Is
the favorite musical Instrument la
heaven, the man who harps too much
on earth will not be admitted to para
dise. It is about time that America, after
usrveylng Its brilliant success in the
field of athletics and Its indifferent
success in tho field of education,
should put two and two together.