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Volume XXXVI. Numbar 30.
LOUISA, LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, APRIL 1, 1921.
F. CONLEY and E. K. SPENCER, Publish.
FATAL CLASH IN
FT. GAY BETWEEN
IV 1 1 AIj IUUllliJ
Deb Alaynanl Killed and
Lester Frazier Danger
ously Wounded Last
STUDENTS FROM LOUISA CHARG
ED WITH SHOOTING THE TWO
NATIVES OF OUR SISTER
v TOWN OF FT. GAY, W. VA.
Robt. Mnynard was shot and Instant
ly killed and Lostcr Fraxler danger
ously wounded at Fort Uay, Just across
th river from Louisa, Sunday night
about I o'clock. '
m i. .. n,IIUM. huif a v.irv narrow
escape, as a butlet grazed his stomach, j
Another by-slander, a boy named Vnn. .
born, whs slightly Injured in one leg.
Maynard was iS years old, a son of
Dsn- Ma-yeard, good citizen of Kort
Oay. He had been on the' State police
. .it tta h.,t t.u.1 rniilL'ttntt-
lorce uniu ir-evimj, vu
It Is SHld. ,
Frozier is the 18-year-old son . of
John Frnxler. who lives In Fort Cay
but work t the barber's trade In
IouImh. ,-A ball passi-d through his
kidney and his condition hs been
conidercd vi'ry serious. He Is still
Chris Johnson nnd Hsnry WhlUKer,
students at Kentucky Normal College.
Louisa, are charged with firing the
shut. Warrants were Issued also for
two Crisp brothers, students who were
present at the time of the .shooting,
but thcr sn-ems to be little or no evi
dence to connect them with the fatal
Johnwm was arrsiij ao
way across the bridge to Louisa.
Wtiltnker got across without arrest '
nd It Is reported that he went on lo
his home In Floyd county, Ky. He Is
a son or Vinson wnoRer "
son of Morgan Whitaker.
Johnson waa held under guard at
Kort tiay untii Monday night, when
an examining trial was held. Ho
waived axamlnat Ion and was remand
,1 tn tail at Wayne without . bail.
County Attorney Chaa. Fergus.m wnsj
liresent. Johnson was tasen 10 " I ,h,.r loss Iw'tw.'en $200,000 and IS0U,
i.n the train passing Fort Uay at 1 000
m. Jtelatlvea of Johnson and W hit- i avy damage to early gardens ilo
aker came from Floyd county Mnduy t,
evenlns- sna were pietmv i-r j
raxiiiius in Fort Uay.
We hava found difflc-J" " '
K-t the facta in this case and the stor-
les of what happened am conflicting;
and confusing. . ' ' , I
it .ma that recently some rort Uay
lit.ys have been playing practical Jokes t(on foUowng the cold wave Monday
on boys from Louis who go over there' olK,lt wlth , iherniomenter dropping
at night such as throwing rocks at , tjj nlnj( rt,,, beiow freeilng.
ln, miiM" irr"". ' ; j -C ff. Mni", head of the Depart
Hunday night several students went to I m( nl nf Horllculture Ht the college,
Kort Usy. Church services were being .b1J h(J beleve a considerable part of
held and Johnson and Maynard werej1))e a)(a cr()p may M aved. The
Insidu the church. A iiuarrel arose , oth(,p fruitg( with the exception of
on the outside between the students suffered virtually a total loss.
and some Fort Uay boys. The latter
stent a small boy lno the church and
called Maynard out. The other side
avnl for Johnson. It seems that May
nrd Vas re.tuest.-d to arrest the tu
dents on hi authority as a Bute po
liceman. The students questioned his
........ .i a llirlit started. It is
said Maynard Uirrw off hi coat and.
Johnson struck him with a Hash light.
The shooting followed very soon. It i
said 10 or 12 shot wera fired. One of
the balls that struck Maynard pierced
the heart . .
It Is repqted that moonshine liquor
played a part In this affair, but we are
not abk to give thla as a positive fact.
Johnson is a son of lm Johnson, or
Middle Creek, Floyd county. He was
taking a commercial course In school
here. It la said that wnen arresicu
had a pistol with two empty shells
In ll. ,,. .
ttivnnrrf bad been S"rvlng as a fr tiite
pnliotiiuan In the Mingo coal field un
til recently, when ha resigned from
the poller force. Hla funeral was con
ducted by Key. U It. Bryan and Ray
mond Wolfe ' '','-
Alleged Slayer of
Martin County Man
Taken in Tennessee
Inex, Ky. Dan Harmon, 48 years old,
of Pilgrim, Martin county, charged with
murder, was arrested In Tennessee by
a Deputy Sheriff and turned over to
the Boll county, Kentucky, authorities,
who surrendered him to hSerlrt James
Horn of this county. Harmon Is now
In tho county Jail at this place.
The murder with which Harmon Is
chargi-U crew out of an old grudge
nauaed by a dispute over lana Detwecn
the Harmon and Muncy factions of
Little Peter Cave Fork of Wolf creek
in this county, and. occurred on De
cember 19, 1920. Isaac Muncy of Pil
grim, and Samuel Muncy of Warfteld
were fired upon from ambush.
Isoao Muncy was taken to the River
view hospital, Louisa, where he later
The reward offered for the capture
of Harmon was $200. Harmon's trial
1h set for the next term of the Martin
county circuit court, which convenes
Ernest Westlake has been confined
to his home by illness the past two
weeks. He Is Improving slowly
Of the marriage of D. O. Ciarred the
Huntington ili-mld-Dlspatch aaya: "
' Wide surprise and Interest , will be j
. OCCanloneu u . UB unnounL ruitriii ut
thiv nirnfFAiniMit ftiwl the eomlnif mar.
rll,,,e " 1,r' lvW Owens Uarred. sonlfor which contract for the entire Job
of Mr. and Mra. U. D. Uarred. of this! was mado last Juno, will soon be ar-
, c l.ty, to Miss Mary Jocque Forsyth, of
Charleston, W, Va. The wedding w ill
taku place In Charleston at the Prea- Main Cross street will be finished to
byterlan church, at five' o'clock In the' Pike, thence went to Lock uvenue, and
aftcriion, May 5. Mr. Uarred Is one, then the avenue to the city limits,
of this city's most, popular and highly j With favorable wmtlior thin "part of
esteemed ytung nu n and ia prominent I the paving will bo completed within
In both aoclal and business circles. Jle a comparatively short time.
Is superintendent of the Hekay Cot'J The section of street from the LaU
t'oinimny. an operation ot the EnSlow. Isa-Fort Uay -bridge to Main Cross
Cunningham. Miller Interests. During street ia being . graded and will be
the War he served overseas. The bride-1 rushed to completion. This and the
elect Is a very charming girl and on1! Lock avenue connections will give the
several occasions has visited here j outlets needed to make all the paving
Where sue won an admiring circle m
r uioit ovisin ioTt!f"r Kome limo and tha supply is short.
B,8TfeH. However, material will be secured to
. ' "-' . keep the work going,
. Ix-xlngton, Ky. Fred Arnold, con- The price of Kentucky rock asphalt
vlct-d as moonshiner, was granted 3 'has advanced one dollar per ton over
days' leave of absunce from the coun- j yi ar's prlpe.
ty Jail here to allow him to go to Wi . . '
county. Va, to sae a alBter who Is . FQg M00N8HINING.
dying there. Arnold gavo $1,000 bond I :
to insure his return. . Everett. Roseoe andred Kltcheh
SPECIAL COMBINATION OFFER.
The 'daiiv rmtrier-Journa) or Louis
ville Times will be sent 100 days and
the Big Sandy News a year for $J.OO. 1 aession. They were acquitted.
These papers are especially Interesting They hail from Dry Fork. "Wet
to Kenlucklans. They are now printed Fork" might have been a more ap
with larger type than formerly and j pniprlate name for that creek if cer
are more easily read.. tuln report and charges' be sustained
FRUIT CROPS ARE
The Courier-Journal says:
Dainnge "to the Kentucky fruit Is
estimated to exceed 5,000,0O0 and may
run much higher.
Kxiwrts at College of Agriculture.
i'i...r.nv r Kentucky, sav Dractla-
a fru n b)ooln r bud pehe,
fll,,rrl,.( ,,ury apples . nnd early plums
hws bin klltfit.
The value, of the apple, pear and
peach crops alon lo 1S0 was placed
nt more than 19,000,000 by the Fed
eral Bureau of Crop Kstlmates, de
spite a frost In April."
Clrowers In Henderson couniy, lean
; , eounty of the Slate, KHtlmato
Lexington, Ky. l'ractlcally all fruit
in iiis cr !2 b"" Kentucky, in
cluding early apples, lias beon killed.
In the opinion of experts of tho Col
lege of Agriculture, University of Ken
tucky, and the Slate Kxperlment Hta-
O. J. Olney, Kxperlment Station or
chnrdist, found on Investigation that
practically all his .peaches, pears,
plums and cherries had been killed
and "S per cent of the apples.
I. B, Chapman Dies
in Huntington, W. Va.
I. B. Chapman, M, of 1530 Jefferson
avenue, was found dead at 6: SO Mon
day morning In the superintendent's
office at the United States Chain A
Forging plant, where he was employed
as at watchman. Magistrate J. i.
Stuart, who acted as coroner In the
absence of Dr. Lindsay T. Vinson, held
that he died from a disease of the
spine. It Is believed he died about
eight oclock' Sunday evening, as hie
last hourly "report was made at that
Mr. Chapman was born at Louisa,
Ky., of an old and prominent family.
He Is survived by his widow; . two
daughters, Mrs, Fred Johnson, and
Mrs. Alex Church, a son. Homer Chap
man, of Huntington; his mother, Mrs.
Joliannah Chapman, of Charloy; live
brothers. W. , M. Chapman, Charley;
D. W, Chapman, Mississippi; Sheridan
Chnpman, Illinois; T. J. Chapman, Ohio
and Edgar Chapman, of Canada; and
throe sisters, Mrs: John T. Graham,
Sirs. Cecil Booths and Mrs. C. D, Hill,
all of Huntington.
Funeral services were held Wednes
day afternoon at the JefferBon Avenue
Methodist Episcopal Church, inter
ment at Woodmere burial park.
Mr. Chapman was the son of John
ft. Chapman, deceased, who lived near
COL. W. 0. JOHNSON'S
Miss Dorothy Johnson, daughter of
Col. W. O. Johnson, was married March
15 to Lieut. Clarkson D. C. MuNary.
IT. 8. A., at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, Ancon, Canal Zone.
FREE GARDEN SEEDS.
We still have some garden seeds nt
the NEWS office for free distribution.
The supply 'of flower seeds has been
exhausted. Congressman Fields sent
the seeds here and rquested us to
distribute them. Anybody desiring a
package sent by mall will please write
us nt once. A postal card will do.
j 8TREET PAVING RESUMED.
The street paving work in Louisa
was resumed last Friday.. Asphalt Is
being laid on Main Cross street, where
j ioj luuHUULiun nvift wn uununi iwiii-
i nletod last fM.lL The asohalt and Blair.
riving In ample qun itlllca tu keep the
' work moving. i .',:
now conipietea avauaoie tor a targe
amount of traffic."
It develops that slag la hard to get
this week by deputy sheriffs Kd. Tay
lor and Duke Johnson, and delivered
to the county court upon a charge of
having a moonshine still in their pos-
Called by Death
The' ite.ith of Mrs. Homer Bay oc
curred bi.Hl Friday night at her tiome
In Louisa. The body was taken to her
home at Compton for burial, Mr.
Bay and Mrs. J. A. Crumley accom
panied the body, leaving Louisa on the
evening train Saturday. They were
met In WlnchestoV by relatives.
Mrs. Bay came to Louisa as a bride
about a year ago and while living here
made many friends, all of whom apeak
In the highest terms of praise of her.
She was interested in church and Sun
day School work and was a momber
of the order of Fistorn Star.
Mr. Bay -Is employed by the Cum
berland Pipe Line Company, and is a
man of very high standing.
A Short funeral service was conduct
ed at the homo by Rev.. Jas. D. Bell
New Road Machinery
Now Ready for Use
Judge Blllle Rlffe has purchased for
the county two new road machines and
ome scrapers and other equipment
'for road work. The machines are here
and one Is already at work. He says
the ''machines will be kept busy and
that a considerable amount of road re
pairing will be done this spring. Roads
are to be put into passable condition
as rapidly a possible.
Lot " everybody cooperate with the
officials in their efforts to put the
roads into condition for use. It is the
most Important work that can be done.
The Judge will submit plans to the
Fiscal Court at the session next week
and there is no doubt as to approval.
A bridge across Cherokee which has
been impassable . is beins fe-ilCto3.
It was too high, which made trouble
at the approaches, and is ' being low
ered. : . ' "
There are many things the citizens
can do to help along with road work.
EASTERN KY. OIL
FIELD BEST IN STATE
E. E. Loomis, of Lexington, prom
inent oil operator, and secretary of the
Kentucky Oil Men's Association, In an
Interview voiced an optimistic note
the prospects of the oil Industry. De
spite the downward tendency of prices
since January 1, Secretary Loomis ex
presses the opinion that the present
slump In the price' of crude oil ia only
temporary, and that with the renewal
of industrial activity In this country
an.! the revival of foreign export trade,
which are hound lo come, that the
dimand for oil and oil products will
steadily Increase, tnereby resulting in
nn advance In the price of oil.
Secretary Loomis . rind associates
have Borne valuable holdings both In
the eastern and Western KnnttK.ity
field, particularly-In the Johnson-Ma
goffin pool, and they are holding on to
tnem firmly, believing that the time is
r.ot far distant when theia will le
much activity in that se-itlon and '.hat
drilling operations will be r?sumod
there on a bigger scale Tna i ever. In
the opinion of Mr. Loonis the Johnson-Miisoffln-Lawrencj
ileld Is the coming
production field of ICentucky and he
predicts great things for the Borea ar.d
Weir sand wells h. that torrltory.
. WAGES OF FARM HANDS.
U. S. Department of Agriculture has
Just Issued an interesting statement
showing average monthly wage paid
to farm hands without board. This Illness almost Immediately ana death
amounted to $64.95 a month in 1920. came after great suffering.
In 1910 the same class of Service Dr. May was about 48 years old. He
brought $27.60 a month, and in 1879 , leaves a family. He was quite a suc
farm labor without board got $16.42 j cessful physician, and was a cousin of
for every thirty days. , . j Attornoy A. J. May, of Prestonsburg.
ORDERS MADE '
TO SELL BONDS
.FOR MAYO TRAIL
The Lawrence Fiscal Court met last
Monday in callfd session with six
members present: B. F, Diamond, J'.
H. Frasher, J. S. Chapman, O. V. Pack,
Oeo. Wcllman, W, T, Fugltt.
Orders were made to carry out ' the
decision of the Court of Appeals In
regard to the Mayo Trill appropriation.
The order calls for $150,000 of the bond
Issue to be Issued at once, one-half of
the amount being made available for
use on the Mayo Trail. As the valua
tion of the county increases sufficient
ly the remaining $100,000 Is to be is
sued and divided in the same way, so
as to give to the various routes the
proportion of money voted them by
the people, "
The County Judge and the State
Road department will Jointly control
the money put up by Lawrence county.
The contract through Lawrence Is
to be let some time before July 1st.
-t .'.':' Tha Mayo Trail.
11 may be Interesting to slate here
what the State and Federal depart -monts
agree to do on the Mayo Trail
through Lawrence county.
.They agree to build the road accord
ing to the State specifications, with
hard surface, and to maintain It with
out expense to the county for all time.
Also, to build and maintain all bridges
on tlila route, ; , - ..--.-:
.The county has agreed to appropri
ute on this work the portion of the
oond Issue designated for these routes
when the bonds were voted by the
people. This is all that will be done
by the county. :
y. Now For Other Roads. .-'V,
-The people should now get busy and
ask the, State to assist on the other
roads for which bond money was
voted. The inter-county seat project
to Morgan county can be pushed
through successfully if concerted ac
tion be taken. The State Roade de
partment is willing to .do everything
within its power to help with road
building in thd State.
The road from Louisa to Inez Is on
a different basis, being on the State
map. In due time it will receive at
vtast Virginia Jury
Bill Now a Law
Charleston, W. Va., March 29. With
the approval of Gov.'E. F. Morgan the
senate bill No. H, by Mr. Sanders of
Mercer county, providing for the sum
rnnmlny of Jurors from one county to
another for the trial of criminal cases,
became a law today. ,
Governor Morgan declared the up
holding of the law through the -infliction
of proper penalties upon the guilty
to be as important as the acquittal of
"One-oS the the great, if hot the
protest --.fundamental - principles .ait
government,' he said, "Is the. protec
tion of the lives and liberties of the
citizens, and this cannot be done unless
the officers whose duty It is to enforce
the law have the power to bring to
trial those who are charged with Its
Chris Nicewander Dies
After Long Illness
After an illness covering several
years Chris. Nicewander passed away
on Wednesday evening at his home on
Lock avenue in Louisa. He is survived
by his wife.
Mr. Nicewander was 'well "known in
Louisa, having moved . to this place
from Blaine many years ago. After
failing health prevented his doing other
work he conducted a restaurant for
quite a while near the postofflce, but
for the past thre years had been con
fined to his home.
He was Industrious apd a good cit
izen. ' Hla age was 64 years.
Funeral service was conducted
Thursday morning at the residence by
the Rev. H. B. Hewlett
The body was taken on Thursday to
Blaine and burial will take place at
his old home place on Laurel.
WHO IS HARRIET RICE?
Wayne county officials received a
telegram from, the Chief of Police of
Detroit, Mich., Tuesday night of this
week announcing that Harriet Rice, a
Wayne county girl, had been run over
and killed in an automobile accident
In Detroit Tuesday. The tel6gram
gave no details of the accident, but
only requested that the information of
her death be forwarded to the father
of Harriet Rice. Wayne County News.
R. E. K. I
Dr. E. It May, a prominent phyBlclan '
of Maytown, Floyd county, died Mon-
day after an Illness of three hours. It
Is' said he drank from a bottle con
taining lemon extract, into which some
one had poured a quantity of carbolic
' acid. The deadly dose brought violent
EARLY CLOSING MOVEMENT I
, ; FAIL8 IN LOUISA;
, The effort; to have the business'
houses in Louisa close at 6:30 p. m.. !
except Saturdays, from April to Sop-
; tem'W'r has fulled. so far, because all
merchants would not agree. The fol
lowing list of (hose who did sign has
been presented to us with request to
publish. . Thesis-signed with the un
derstanding that the movement be
unniiimous, otherwise not binding; so
uiiIihs the others shall sign later, none
of the stores will be closed:
DixonMoore & Co.
W. M. Justice.
' . E. Cooksey. .-.
' Adams & Berry.
P. II. Vaughan.
, D. C. Spencer.
Q. J. Carter. .
L F. Wellman. -..
J. B. Crutcher.
Lambert & Queen.
Moore &- Burton.
Wm. Sammons. ; j -
Sam Bromley. -
8H0RT COAL PRODUCTION.
The last week was one of the short
est weeks that has been recorded In
-ent years of coal production In
southern West Virginia, according to
repdVts in local coal and railroad cir
cles. Many of the big producers were
I lucky If they got in two full days last
week, according to reports. The United
t States Coal and Coke ' Company was
practically closed down and does not
anticipate a big day during this week.
In other districts production figures
are considerably less than those of the
previous weeks, ' which have all been
far from potential capacity.Wllliamson
Dally News. . ' .,'-.
KENTUCKY HAS -EXCESS
Kentucky wells' -produce- ei.ei'gh
crude petroleum yearly to supply -.all
the automobiles in the .State and Mill
have a surplus of millions of gallons
oC gasoline and lubricating uii, if the
Vfii.terles made a specially of .these
two automobile necessit!e. '
. LrtEt year 7.SU0 wells . the Sale
produced" 8,679,906 barruia if turn
grade crude oil. A barrel, contains
fifty-two gallons. .
After the gasoline :s r.iade from
crude oil the product remaining ii said
to be equal to the "brignt s'o.ik" lu
bricating oils of Pennsylvania, which
are ranked as the ilnest ;n tin vnul-L
Other by-products of the crude oil in
clude kerosene, fuel oils, gas an 1 road
- An average of 25 per cent of the oil
may be made into gasoline, whhrh
would make a total of more than 61.
000,000 gallons of gSsollne that could
have been obtained last year in Ken
tucky. Should the maximum ounr.tuy
of lubricating oil have been letlned
there would have been produc?d move
than 33,000,000 gallons.
After supplying the' needs 'f every
one of Kentucky's 112,628 automobi-es.
the surplus available for shipment out
of the State would W mora tjian SSL
000,000 gallons of gasoline md mote
than- 33,000,000 gallons of lubricating
Statistics show "that the average
consumption of a passenger car for a
year Is 295 gallons of gasoline, whiie
that of a truck is 2,060 gallons. Ken
tucky, had 99,383 passenger cars at
year and 18,245 trucks.
- However, the greater . portion of
crude oil produced in Kentucky leaves
here in th raw state and a large pro -portion
of the gasoline used in this
State is shipped in from Oklahoma,
Texas and Louisiana,
, Kentucky refineries : produce prac
tically no lubricating oil. ' However,
two large plant,B are in course of con
struction, one in Louisville and an
other in Lexington, which will pro
duce much of the lumricatlng oil used
here by the end of 1921. .,' ,
Recent tests throughout the country
showed that the gasoline made in
Louisville is far above the average
sold in other cities. '
January 1, 1921, the price of gaso
line in, eleven Important cities was
seven-tenths of a. cent a gallon above
tho prevailing price in .June, 1920, the
average being 28.9 cents a gallon. . At
the close of the war the price was 24
Crude Output Gains;
Ky. Reserves Larger
Washington, iD. C. Petrolium sta
tlstlcs for February, made public by
the Geological Survey, as compared
with those for January show that , the
dally average- production of orude oil
Increased 33,000 barrels, while the daily
average of imports decreased 19,000
barrels and that the estimated dally
average consumption also decreased
199,000 barrels, so that the 'stocks of
crude oil showed an increase of 7,500,-
0U0 barrels, which the survey states
Kansas leads in Increased dally av
erage production with 12,113 barrels.
Oklahoma was second with 10,117 bar
rels; Wyoming third, with 6,303; Ken
tucky fourth, with 1.821; .West Virgin
la fifth, with 1,737; Montana sixth,
with 1,591; Ohio seventh, with 1,516;
and Pennsylvania eighth, with 1,416.
Smaller gains are reported for Illi
nois, Indiana and Colorado, while a
doorease of 8,500 barrels dally produc
tion is recorded for Louisiana and
slight decreases for Texan, California
F. A. Johnson has accepted a posi
tion at Mansfield, Ohio.
KY. SENATORS RETURN.
Senator A. O. Stanley, and former
Senator J- C. W. Beckham returned te
Kentucky this week, the former dur
ing the recess Of PoncrroMB anl tha.
latter because he had completed his
term. Senator Beckham Has not an
nounced his plans for the future. His
presence here revived . the report that
to him had been offered an associate
editorship with the Courier-Journal.
Others say that he and Elwood Ham
ilton, Collector of Internal Revenue,
will form -a law partnership, with of
fices in Louisville and Frankfort.
PIKE COUNTY CANDIDATE.
Here is what the Cincinnati Enquir-'
er has to say about a well known Pike
An Interesting character entered the
races for the Legislature this week in
Rev. N. T. Hopkins, Baptist, of the
mountain section. He hails from I'ike
county. About 20 years ago Rev. Mr,
Hopkins contested the election of Con
gressman Joseph Kendall and was
seated by a Republican Congress on
the last day of the session, receiving
$10,000 for hut day's pay. He belongs
to the sect which opposes the partici
pation of women in politics on the
ground of tho admonition of Paul that
the voice of woman is not to be raised
in the councils of the church. Rev.
Mr. Hopkins therefore probably would
have a tough time gaining an indorse
ment from the League of Women
NEW COAL COMPANY,
IN FLOYD COUNTY
Incorporation of the Euperior-Elk-honr
By-products Coal Company, with
offices in Huntington and chief works
in Floyd county, has followed the pur
chase by 'J..W. Lawton and associates
of the leasehold and operation of the
Ellthorn Collieries Company. '.The new
coal company has a capital stosk of
$100,000. Mr. Lawton is preeident and
general manager, and W. W. Llndsey
is secretary and treasurer. '
THE WOOL SITUATION. '
Efforts to land foreign wool , here
ahead of a possible enactment of a
tariff Is resulting lit a great influex of
foreign wool. Holdings of the 1920
domestiu. clip amount to more than
three-quarters of tho year's ell.
Shearing of the 1921 clip has already
begun In some sections, , The carry
over Is estimated at an amount suf-..
flcient to meet requirements for two
years at present rate of consumption.
FALSE REPORT ABOUT
A BIG OIL WELL
, The report going the rounds of the
press that an oil well on a tract of
land belonging to James H. Skaggs,'
making 800 ' barrels, a ' day, is a very
large "error." We Investigated the
rumor last week and did not publish
the report. .'
Oil Production Report
For Month of February
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Frankfort, Ky. All doubt as to the
right of women to act as jurors was
brushed aside by Charles I. Dawson,
Attorney-General, In a written opinion
stating that the Federal Constitution
and Kentucky law lve them the right
as citizens to. serve on juries. " The
adoption of the Nineteenth Amend
ment to the Federal Constitution en
franchising women, made citizens of
them within the meaning of the term,
according to Mr. Dawson. -
The inquiry as to the rights of
women to act as Jurors came from
Louisville, where there has been con
siderable activity recently In obtaining
women as Jurors. The first qualifi
cations for Jury service, Attorney-General
Dawson says, is that of citizen
ship, the second is that he or she must
ne cl ' years oiu aim iavu .unstiiy u.
He has .no doubt that any woman
accepted for Jury service would be
able to qualify along all of these lines.
SMOKING IS BARRED.
Charleston, W. Va. Another incon
venience has been loaded upon the
state officials and their clerks, who
two weeks ago were crowded Into a
j temporary state house, following de
j structlon by Are of the historic old
sinte capitoi Duuuing.
The Board of Public Works has
filial thnt nn nn rt mnv Mmnke R II V -
! whore in tho building. Tho new struc
ture s built entirely of. wood, and a
fire would wipe It out quickly. Many
women clerks who have learned to
love "My Lady Nicotine" must obey
I the mandate.
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