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TWK PAGrM TODAY
MT. STERLING ADVOCATE.
"FIRST TO LA8T THE TRUTH: NEWS EDITORIALS ADVERTISEMENTS"
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1922.
'T Court Day Business
Hiram H. Hatton Hardman Acquitted
Dies of Pneumonia Of Murder Charge
Rum Bandits Raid
Bond Bros. House
Two More "Bite
Dust" In Menefee
Small But Active
The crowd at the cattle pens Mon
day, court day, was far from normal,
fcut was composed of men who were
Ihcro for business.
There was a great falling off in the
number of cattle and will bring down
flic 1922 court day average to about
Trade was active and by 3 o'clock
ta the aftornoon the pons wore emp-
i The stock was In flue condition
ami tho number sold was about 1,750.
pimao cattlo, mostly young feeders
Hd Htoers, sold from $4 to 10.80 per
hundred. . ,
ji lelfera, averago in size and weight,
urrtdo an averago of $3 and $4 and up.
Cows, not in tho best condition,
brought a .price from 1 1-2 cents to
i cojits. It took a mighty good cow
"iO,,bring 4 cents per pound. . A bunch
of yearlingB bold at auction at
118.65 per head that wonld avorago
around 300 pounds.
Quit a lot of good work mules.
were offered. Values were measured
according to size end sold as follows
per head: 60, 7G, $135, $140 and
use ouncn was driven tho old way
to $150 each. There woro not less
than 100 of those assorted sixes.
Not many ponies wero offered.
Tfcey brought $60, $70 and as high as
$85. Tho small one wont to tho
Put very fow good horses wero
priced. Wo did not see. any sales, but
good saddle horses brought as high
Some lines of merchandise sold
veil. Wo mention here clothing and
naoes. These lines were active as
wro toys and jewelry. There was
aiby a good trade in tropical fruits
and confections. s
JlagazineH for Christmas. Tele
phone 551. Mrs. C. T. Coleman. 18-tf
On December 13, Hiram H. Hattou
dlod at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. James Campbell In Bath county,
from an attack of pneumonia after
having been sick a very short time.
Funeral services woro conducted
by Itev. Ii. W. Trimblo at the homo
of his son, Warren Hatton, with bur
ial in Machpelah cemotery. Mr. Hat
ton is survived by seven children
Warren Hatton, this city; Mrs. James
Campbell, Dath county: Sam and Joa
Hatton, Richmond; Mrs. Vera Ringo,
Austin, Oro.; Leo Hatton, Galveston,
Texas, and Logan Hatton, Columbus,'
Tho jury composed of Lcxintgon
and Fayette county men Into whoso
hands was placed the fate of Scohco
Hardman, Bourbon county youth,
charged with tho murder of Loon
Ronaker, brought In a verdict at 10h6
o'clock tills morning of "not guilty."
Tho caso wont to tho Jury at 10:10
o'clock last night and the Jury wns
summoned by Judgo Shackelford at
midnight, asking for i report They
had been unable to agree and, show
ing tho strain of the long day In tho
court room, askod to retire, which re
quest was granted. Mooting again
this morning, they reached a verdict
Mr. Hatton was a member of the w.' thin a short tlrao,
Tho trial oDScobets Hardman, fol
Presbyterian church and roallzod
that salvation came through repent
ance to God and faith In Jesus Christ.
Such a man scatters seeds of kind
ness wherever he goes and had an in
fluence so pronounced that the world
was made better by his having lived
I in It. To his children of his own
training wo would impart the words,
"Follow your father, as he has fol
Sheffield silver at prices that defy
competition at Jones' Jowelry Store.
MISS BARNES DIES
A message recoived here yestorday
announced the death of Miss Paulina
Barnes, which occurred Sunday night
at her homo at Charleston, W. Va.,
following an operation for appendici
tis. Miss Barnes was tile daughter
of Sir. and Mrs. H. H. Barnes and
with her parents lived in this city
until a few years ago. She was a
nelco of T. K. Barnes and Mrs. A. II.
Judy and was widely related hero.
Tli'o funeral and burial took place at
MRS. AUGUR DEAD
Mrs. Sarah Augur, of Itussellvllle,
died on Thursday at tho home of her
sister, J..rs. John Priest, at Lafay
ette, Iu'l, after a short Illness. Sho
Is surv.ved by ono son, Buford Boone,
of this city, who was at her bedside
when death came. In tho loss of this
jf ) beloved mother Mr. Boone has the
sympathy of many friends.
J. W. Thompson raised ono and one
half acres of tobacco on the W. W.
Wilson place on tho Camargo pike the
past season the crop from which
weighed 2,535 pounds, and for which
an advance was given on the local
market of $314. It is believed, when
tho final settlements have beon made
on this crop, ho will realize close to
$1,000. This is certainly some record
and one we believe will be hard to
FOR SALE Hupmoblle, In good
mechanical condition, cheap. Harold
C. Greene, phono 611 W-l, (19-3t-pd)
FOR SALE Fat hogs. Weight
about 200 pounds. -Hayilon R tynolds,
routo C. (19-4t-pd)
SUITS and OVERCOATS
For Men and1 Boys
Tho local Knights Templar will hold
their Christinas service at the Pres
byterian church Monday morning at
10 o'clock, und it is hoped all Knights
will bo present on this occasion. Dr.
C. W. Harris will have charge of tho
services and the sermon will be
preached by Rev. C. A- Ray. Tho pub
lic is cordially Invited to attend this
lowing tho brutal murder of Leon
Ronaker, wealthy Winchester poultry
dealer, which occurred at his home
last July, has been ono of the most
widoly diicussed cases tried In Ken
tucky in years. Both parties were
prominently connected and a talented
array of legal talent was engaged on
each side. Indicted by a recent Clark
county grand Jury are Mrs. Nancy
Kathryn Renakcr, widow of the slain
man, and Reose Fox, a close friend
of Hardmnn, wno were charged with
conspiracy. However, now that Hard
man has been- found "not1 guilty," it is
not likely that either of the other two
parties under indictment will ever be
brought to trial.
Leon Renaker was well known in
this city, wher"h.e lived whon a small
boy when his father was associated
In the poultry business with the late
It Is said that the general opinion
prevailed in Winchester that Hard
man was tho guilty man, but the
commonwealth certainly made a very
To Resume Receiving
The local loose loaf floors will re
sumo rocolvlng tobacco tomorrow af
ter having been closed for the past
two days due to congestion on tho
local brakes. On Thursday of last
week tho association began giving an
additional advance on the crop which
will amount to about two cents on
tho pound and will make tho crop
bring an advance of betwen 10 tnd 11
cents per pound. On last Friday 156,
000 pounds brought an advance of
$10.65 per hundred. The local house
will be open through Saturday of this
week for loads or parts of crops al
ready registered, but after that day
only completo crops or barnlots will
be received, Farmers should register
their crops for delivery aftor Christ
mas now, but do not register crops
that havo not been stripped.
GO TO RICHARDSON BROS.
for your Christmas candles, fruits
Grocers' mixed candy 13c
French cream candy 20c to 25c
Best stick candy, pack 14c
Good prices on extra fancy delicious
apples by the box. Oranges from 25c
to 60c. Tangarinos, grapefruit and
cranberries. Just received fresh sup
ply of overything. Como where you
get tho best prices on everything.
CHENAULT & OREAR
are now completing their inventory
following their disastrous flro of last
week and expect to havo an impor
tant notice to mako to the public
within the next few days.
Piano, $105; organ, $45; Singer
hewing muchine, $15; Singer $25;
. finnrlHrh ni:mhlnr $10. Klnpnr Rhnn.
vvt 1 A An nrl 4 ft a AMlf Ai fnn a Aahw. i
n c-ibcv taau turn uiu vujiuui nua u luiu-l r, 1 . t j
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gone conclusion with those that had ! , m ,
kept up with the court proceedings,
Bandits removed 430 gallons of
liquor from Bond Brothers' distillery
near Lawrcnceburg, Anderson county,
Saturday morning after .securely ty
ing and gagging Lester Tlnsloy, dis
tillery guard. The wbfBky was taken
away in an automobile truck and
Tlnsley was not discovered bound un
til 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon when
tho relief guard reported for duty
Several hours later William Perry,
chief of police at Shelbyviile, as he
scanned the motor traffic of that city
noted a speeding automobile truck
loaded with tobacco. The truck was
stopped and prompted by a suspicion
that the tobacco had been loaded too
carefully for ordinary purposes, tho
police chief conducted a search which
revealed a quantity of whisky valued
at $10,000. Tho driver of the truck
and his companion are said to be res
idents of Louisville and were travel
Ing in the direction of their homo
whon stopped. The men gave their
names as J. C. Brown and T. M. Bra'
FOR SALE Walnut dining room
suite of eight pieces. Only used five
months. Looks like new. Apply at
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LOST Largo brown pony with
flopped car. Strayed from barn in
rear of hospital. Please notify L. D.
Peter R. Cockroll, whllo wulklng
in tho street Thursday night, was
ruu into by a car driven by Omer Sta
ton and rendered unconscious. Mr.
Cockrell suffered no broken bonos,
but was badly bruised about tho face
and body, and is still confined to his
bed. Mr. Staton is in no way to
blame for the accident, which was un
avoidable on account of tho driving
rain which clouded his windshield.
Miss Mary E. Martin, of tho coun
ty, a student at Hazel Green, wus op
erated upon for tho removal of ton
sils by Dr. J. fr. Reynolds.
OFF FOR THE LAND OF
SUNSHINE AND BLOOM8
Judge H. Clay McKee and wife left
for St. Petersburg. Fla., Friday, and
expect to be absent until May, 1923.
The Judge will during his stay prac
tice law and engage in a general real
estate business. He will sell, trade
or purchase. Wo might add that he
will measure even with tho ablest
lawyers and as to tho real estate bus
iness ho knows it without the miss
ing of a word. Again we want to say
that ho is upto-date, a live wire and
strictly honest, and but for the fact
that the southern zephyrs are condu
cive to his health and also to his
life's health, we would have a fence
built around his apartment so strong
that they could not break through
and so high they could not climb
over; we deed them here.
One more prohibition officer killed,
one moonshiner shot so badly that
ho died en routo to this city, is tho
result of a raid made on the Ballard
still, near Cedar Grove, In Menefee
county, early last Friday morning.
Tho two men killed were Guy Cole,
prohibition officer, of Bowling ()rou,
and Bob Ballard, leader of the moon
alilnors. Both bodies wero brought
to this city that afternoon and Cole's
body was sent on to Lexington and
thence to his formor homo, while tfia
body of Ballard remained at the un
dertaking establishment until Mon
.day, when it was returned to his na
live soil In tho same raid, which
took place at daybreak Friday morn
ing when the moonshiners wore but
prisod and surrounded in a house by
K posse of 25 or 30 officers, Jeff Bal
lard and son, Albert Ballard, Joe
Clem and Ed Refflt were captured
and taken to Lexington, where they
wero lodged in jail. Charlie Ballard
was badly wounded, but, with a pis
tol in each hand, made his escape
thidugh the officers and into the open
country to freedom. However, his
wounds were of such a serious na
ture that on Saturday ho sent for the
sheriff of his county, who placed him
under arrest .near Proston, Bath coua
ty, and took him to the Jail at French
burg. On Sunday afternoon he was
removed to tho Jail at Lexington,
where ho could receive medical atten
tion, and, It la now stated, unless com
plications arise, his recovery is assur
ed. The killing of these two mon
makes a total of four that were kill
ed in an effort to capture the Ballard
still. Those previously killed were
Robert Duff and Dave Treadway.
For Your Christmas Dinner
Do Your Marketing Here
We have everything that's good to eat.
Freshest Fruits and Vegetables of all kinds,
Oysters, Fresh and Cured Meats, Country Ham,
Canned Goods. We have purchased a new
truck and are prepared to deliver all goods
Your Patronage Solicited and Appreciated
Our store will be kept open in the
evenings until Christmas day. Jones'
Tho money put Into circulation hero
from the 1922 turkey crop will reach
at least $50,000. Tho G. D. Sullivan
yards received a gross weight of 75,-"
000 pounds and tho other yards sup
plied tho balance. The yards exceed
ed in weight that of 1921 by about
Christmas day the universally
happyx day because everybody has
tried to make somebody happy by the
giving of gifts. Wo Unite you to in
spect our stock of jewelry, sterling
silver, diamonds, Sheffield and cnt
glass. J. W. Jones & Son.
TALK WITH THE DEAD7
This will bo the subject of a lec
turo to be given at tho court houso
Saturday afternoon, December 23, at
2 o'clock by J. L. Boiling, of Chicago
This is one of the most vital sub
jects now agitating the public mind
and Mr. Boiling will endeavor to tell
the Bible truth in respect to same.
Tho speaker is said to possess an ar
ray of Biblical facts on tho subject
and hopes a largo crowd will be
prosont on this occasion.
Cor. Bank and Main.
Phone 505. R
A GOOD PRICE
Lafe Kissick sold last week a three-
year-old sow that weighed 689 pounds
at seven cents per pound. This hog
had been fed corn only thirty days,
making a yield of $48.23.
GOES TO HOUSEKEEPING
Bruce Duty has rented the H. Clay
McKee fiats, South Bank street, and
has taken possession.
Wo have on sale diamond rings
from fifteen dollars to eight hundred.
Jones' Jowelry Store.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this method of thanking
our friends and nolghbora , for their
ninny acts of kindness during the ill
ness and death of our beloved father,
W. H. Hatton. Especially do we
thank Dr. Nichols, of Sharpsburg for
his services aud care. Tho Family.
Look in Our Display
Make It The Greatest Christmas She Ever Experienced
Why not give Her a Hudson Super-Six or an Essex ? New Reduced prices
"WE MAKE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY"
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
Essex Prices Delivered . at
Mt. Sterling ,
Tonring Car $1,140.00
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS-
During the week of December 18 we will
wrap your parcels for you in holly paper, and this FREE
OF ANY CHARGE.
If they already own a car, why
not give them accessories, we
have a very Complete line.
Ragan-Gay Motor Company
Mt. Sterlirg's Largest Garage.
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