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SANDY NEWS Advertising I an Absolut Necessity t Every Burtn. The Circulation of the Blg Sandy Now make it th best advartitinj medium . i The Big Sandy' Now will bring your advertising into mora , homo for th aama monay than any ethar papar in Eaatarn Kantuoky I I dut Invenium viam,aut faeiam Voluma XXXVIt. Number 47. LOUISA, LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, JULY 28, 1922. : I -. M. P. CONLEY and E. K. SPENCER, Publiohara Q WOr.IAN SUICIDE HEAR WEBBVIHE BIG SENSATION Cincinnati Newspaper Prints. Lurid Story of Mountain Clan. Just now Lawrence county la set ting aom unfair advertising. Tha Cin cinnati Enquirer, noted for sensation al feature, gave the firat column of ita mat page lo the opening of a. wild atory Involving the suicide of a Cin cinnati woman at Jean, thl county. A native "clan leader" la given the chief actor In the tragedy. Hla name la not mentioned, however. Prom what wa can learn It teem that a woman who firat came Into the Webbvlll and Jean neighborhood a few month ago aulclded on July by taking a bichloride of mercury tablet. Sh went Into the home of Mrs. Hlcka and told her what ahe had done. Death reaulted oon afterward. The woman waa given a very decent burial It l aid, in a fine casket and a nice out fit generally., .' It la aelit aha claimed to be married to Cecil Hlcka, but w are Informed that h denied thle and sent a note to hla mother'a horn telling her to leave. It l aald b waa working in the oil flelda. - It la preaumed he I the man refer red to aa the "clan leader" In the En qrwf atory. He la not an officer of Lawrence county, but la aald to have been a policeman In Ashland for a time. Neither haa he 'ever been ac cused of being a moonahlner ao far aa we can learn. H haa a brother. Sherman Hlcka. who I a deputy aher iff and a good one.) , It la reported that aom Cincinnati people vlilted the neighborhood laat week and claimed to Identify lb wo man by meana of photograph. From tb atory the Enquirer worked up out of their report we print the following xtract! Tha Nawepaper Story. High on a Kentucky mountain aide where a rhododendron, her only mour ner, bow Ita bead above her lonely mound, there alecpa. in a rough pine box Mr. Anna Mae Schuett. 27 year old, th wife of Carl C. Schuett, 1607 Trimble avenue,- Evanaton, musician. Tha veil of uncertainty which had shrouded th Identity and pat of ''An na Ma,' th young , woman of my tery, who ended her life with potion July ( in th tiny hamlet of Jean, Ky., hidden away In the wild border re gion of Eaatern Kentucky, baa been lifted. Thla stranger, who forlon end aroused the sympathies of mountain folk, to most of whom ahe waa known only aa "Anna Mae," wa identified yesterday aa a Cincinnati woman who left her horn aeveral month ago. With the establishing of her Iden tity there waa unfolded by her hue band a trango atory outdoing fiction, in which the unhappy end of a blight ed romance la blended with talea of dark deeds by a feudist clansman, who I declared to rule like a feudal baron of old over a clan of 76 moon ahlner in the mountain fastness- of Lawrenc county. Husband Accuses Clansman. Thla Clan leader, who, Schuett de ciarra, is lbs leader In widespread Il licit liquor operation, though he I a public official of the county, la the , m who, hn charge, took hi wife from Cincinnati to hi mountain stronghold and, be declare, forced her to end her life with a alow-acting al ternative to being killed by him when he tired of her. Thl official and feudist, Schuett declares, on lust Sunday drove away from Jean, at the point of hi revol ver, four friend of Schuett who made their way there in an automobile with the intention of having the body ex humed In order that they might aeek to Identify It. However, identification wa established through a "photograph of Mrs. gchuttt and the clansman ta ken together, which wa turned over to them by a friendly mountaineer, and which the party brought back to the husband in Cincinnati yesterday. They also brought back Information whimpered to them by friendly resi dent of Jean that "Anna Mae" wu only one of five women which the clan leader had taken to Jean at different times. "One" of them beside Mr. Schuett ended her life, Schuett say his friends were told, and tha three other disappeared. , ,; , f '";; To Appeal To Governor. Schuett declared yesterday he would appeal to Governor Edwin P. Morrow, of Kentucky,' through Representative Herman g. Thompson, of Newport, for aid In recovering the body of hie wife and for an Investigation of the activi ties of the Lawrence county official who, he declare, haa thwarted effort to identify the woman he Induced to accompany him to hi mountain home and who, though well knowing her Identity, permitted mountaineer to bury her, unnamed, lu a rough coffin of pin board on the mountain aide. . To seek redress personally through aid of officials of the county itself, Schuett say, would be a vain endeav or, because, he declare, the clansman leader, hi father and several nephew are county or Federal officer and rule not only the political, but the per ioral destinies of the big majority of the mountain folk in Lawrence coun ty. . - ' . "If the Federal or th State Govern ment of Kentucky 'can offer' me any way to bring to Justice this man who HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR BABY TtrnuiiRj Bobby CoeWt, too of R obert Wahoo Go.fcrt.oi Nw York, U ftrst be to the dnooi Goclct fort as, which t intimated at llOaoaWOO. tnski htm the TilVh'tf' baby to tbe world. la credited with ao many dark deeds In addition to forcing roy wife to poleon h'rlf I will eagerly follow It," aald Schuett yesterday. "For me to attempt to go there alone or with friends would mean death and noth ing gained toward hi punishment. '"Since my wife left me It month ago," continued Schuett, "I have learn ed many fact I had not dreamed of before. We were married In October, 117. In Batavia. Ohio. My wife wa Amelia Ma Hamburger. Her mother Uvea In Detroit, her father in Cleve land; one slater Uvea In Amelia. Ohio, and another recently waa married to a wealthy bualnesa man of New York. "When we -were married I had a atore at Deer Park Ohio. In later years her abaencea from home caused quarrels. After ahe finally left me I learned that a Kentuckian, whom I now know la the man ahe accompan ied to the cene of her death, wa pay ing attention to her. I learned that he was a moonshiner, as well a a coun ty officer, and directed the operation of a clan of 75 member in the moun tain of Eaatern Kentucky and hlp ed moonhlne to Cincinnati in large quantities for sale. Thla expalfied the frequency of the leader's vlalt to Cin-.-.watt and hi meeting with my wife who finally left m and went to live In the Wnt End. "Recently I learned that she had not Utn divorced from her first husband, a business man now living on Price .111, when she married me, so in real ity our marriage was so: legal, as she committed bigamy. Four men In the family drove to Jean, Ky- Saturday. This little place l hidden away on top of a wooded mountain, four miles from Wcbbvllle. in a county bordering West Virginia. Th trail leading to Jean was so steep they were compelled to run tbe car up backward. ' "Nearly every man and woman in the little settlement they found car ried a rill or wore a revolver strapped around his or her waist. Even chil dren were armed. It was not long be fore they learned from friendly fam ilies among the law-abiding element of the feud being carried on by the clan of which the man who took my wife away is a leader and a rival clan. During this feud a house belonging to a member of the rival clan was set afire and three children were burned to death. They also learned of the moonshlnlng activities carried on In a wholesale manner, and openly, be cause the leaders of the moonshiners were also public officials and their word was law In' the community. My friends were told that any one who crossed them myterlousiy disappear ed. Find Grave of Anna Ma. "My friends found the grave of An na Mae. It waa lust a newly made mound, unmarked, on the mountain side, on property owned by the clan leader. ; There only the rhododendrons and trailing arbutus kept guard. My friend were told this clan leader who took my wife away refused to have even a kindly word said for her when she was burled. There were no ser vices. Some one nailed togctiier a couple of pine boards and made her a coffin and eh was thrown into the mountain grave. r- , '; "These friends of mine tried to find some one in authority to. permit them to exhume the body. They searched In vain. So they decided to dig. Into the grave themselves, They had emptied a few spadefuls Of earth from A unit Mae's grave when the clan leader ap peared. He thrust his revolver against the breast of one of my friends and said:. .'Another spadeful and you go in there beside her.' , He ordered my friends to get out of, the county under, threats of not returning at all, "Thwarted In thla attempt at Iden tification, my friends made quiet In quiries among relatives of a family they knew and thus obtained a photo graph of the woman who was burled there. It was Anna Ma, my wife, showing her and the clan leader tor get her, ' ; -..t '. '.' . ; "Then my friends were told of the suffering of poor Anna Mae. "It would not matter much If thla feudist should kill me, if only I could bring him to Justice and make him suffer. That is my mission now, and the best plan, and the only one that seems open to me. Is to appeal to the Governor of Kentucky, to wipe out this foul nest in the eastern section of hi state." Schuett formerly wa a member of Weber' Band. NORMAL SCHOOL COMMISSION HERE NEXTWEDNESDAY The Eastern Trip Will Start Next Tuesday at Paints-ville. The State Normal School Commis sion will visit Louisa and other eaa tern Kentucky applicant cities next week. Paintsville will be the first city vis ited. The party will reach there Tues day evening about 7 O'clock and leave Wednesday morning for Louisa, ar riving here at 9:65. The stay here will be only three hours, as they will leave for Ashland by Norfolk & Wes tern train at 1:10 p. m. From Ashland the commission will proceed to West Liberty and forehead. Board of Trad Meeting. . A meeting of the Board of Trade will be held thl (Thursday) night at the court house to arrange for enter taining tbe commission while here. Let every officer and every citizen of Louisa give up all the time neces sary to put our streets and premises Into the best condition. In the main they are well kept all the time, but there are a few places that need at tention. : Louisa haa an excellent chance to be selected and we must present our case properly. Tbe fight soon will be over, as the commission will decide soon after the end of the trio, so the newspaper accounts say. Eastern Star Members Visit Blaine Chapter Ten members of Louise Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, motored to Blaine last Saturday in response to an Invitation to visit the chapter at that place. They met with the mem bers there In a very interesting ses sion, at the close of which a tempting luncheon, consisting of fried chicken, salads, cake. Ice cream and other good things, was served, " .; They returned home late In the ev ening and all report it a very enjoy able occasion. . Some of those who attended from Louisa were Mr. Josephine Rlqe.Mrs. J. B. Vaughaa, .Mra.. 1 E. Cooksey. Mrs. W. F. Wlechera, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Sparks, Mrs. R, C. Burton, Mrs. W. W. Wray, Mrs. O. R. Lewis, Mrs. F. A. Millard and Wm. Fulkerson. Mr. Fui kerson was accompanied to Blaine by bis family. -'( ...... Blaine chapter baa been Invited to visit Louise chapter on August IS at which time a memorial service will be held. RAILROAD STRIKE HALTS MINING Almost Nothing: Doing in the Great Big Sandy Coal Field. Previous to the railroad strike more coal was moving dally from the Big Sandy Valley than ever before known. New records were being made every few days. Now there 1 so little mov ing that a coal train attracts atten tion. The sidetracks hold large num bers f loaded coal cars that are not pulled . out because only a few loco motives are in running condition. The same is true of every coal field, though perhaps not quite as bad on the Norfplk & Western. ', If the railroads would haul the coal there would be no danger of suffering rom want of fuel. Otherwise, condi tions are going to grow worse very rapidly and recovery will be extreme ly slow. The consumer who must have coal is not Interested in regulation of he price when he can't get any coal. What does the man In Hades care about the price of water If he can't get any water? The railroad officials claim they rapidly are filling the places of the strikers and the strikers say this Is untrue. Giving out statements is the favorite pasntme of both sides, having nothing else to do. And the Innocent bystander (the public) is the fellow who Is getting soaked every minute. The government is now putting Into effect some priority rules of deliver ing whatever coal and other necessi ties that may be moving. Meanwhile, nothing is done to keep engines and raits In repair and trains mowing in sufficient number to meet the de mands. Accidentally Shoots and Kills Playmate 'Ashland, Ky., July 20. While hunt ing birds on the river bank, Walter Tussey. 14 years old, accldentaly- shot and killed his playmate. Charles Ackle 17, Tueoday after shooting a bird, re loaded his gun and flung It over his shoulder when it was in some manner discharged, the bullet entering Ackle's body, killing him Instantly. He was the stepson of Will Dunlap, this city. BRAKEMAN DIES. " Lonnle Boggs, a brakeman on the Big Sandy division of the C. & O.. died at his home at Chtnnvllle, Green up county, on Thursday of laat week. His funeral and burial took place Saturday. A BOY CHAMPION FOR 1922 Gene Sarasta. oft Pittsburgh, Pa, not yet year old. is th a opes gotl enamptoa at Oafeed States. Pear years ana be ens s csxtt. Be pisjrsd 72 holes fa 288 strobe to w bis sbsocJs fat the Bsxtasca at Gfateoe. Dt FIRE DESTROYS THREE BUILDINGS Burnam Roberts Loses 5 Feed House and Res- '' ' . idence. -. y .......'..'.... At about 12:40 Wednesday night an alarm of fire aroused the cltliens of Louisa. It waa found that the large building owned and used by Burnam Roberta as a feed store was almost ready to collapse, and his residence alongside was in flames. The Are bad made such headway that there was no chance to save anything. The fire company soon had streams of water playing on adjacent buildings, saving all except a amall warehouse belong ing to the Continental Supply Com pany. In that building was some pipe and. fittings and other oil well sup plies, Mr. Roberts has been carrying a considerable stock of feed, flour, mill stuff of all kinds, hay, etc., which he has been selling at wholesale and re tail! ..'' ..- v, His family is visiting relatives in the country. He was asleep in his home arid was awakened after the .'lames had made much headway on the residence. The origin of the fire is unknown. One theory la that it may have been started by sparks from a locomotive that passed with a heavy train about half an hour before the fire was dis covered. ' It Is said there was some Insurance on tbe stock and buildings. Both build lngs were new. The property was lo cated in south Louisa, at the end of the railroad siding. Fatally Shot in East Lynne Affray Wayne Court House, W. Va., July 22. Mitchell Kelly, 28 years old, was fa tally shot and John Napier, 15, slight ly injured In a shooting affray two miles above East Lynn' tonight. The authorities are searching for Boyd Davis. SO years old, alleged to have shot the other two. According to witnesses the two men and the boy met in the public road above East Lynn and chatted for a few moments. Davis then rode away. Turning as be left, witnesses averred, he fired. Kelly was shot four times through the body. He was not expected to live, Napier was shot through the foot No cause, for the shooting was known. Davis Is said to have dashed through East Lynn on horseback shortly, after the shooting. The local ' authorities said he had been sentenced at the last term of circuit court for moonshlnlng and that he was released long enough to harvest his crops. Big Sandy Bridge Tenders Quit With C. & 0. Rail Clerks Three, bridge tenders on the toll bridge over the Big Sandy river went on strike at 10 a. m. Thursday of last week In sympathy with striking Ches apeake & Ohio railway clerks, it was announced. The bridge tenders, while not affil iated with the brotherhood of railway clerks, voluntarily Joined the strike, according to the chairman, and have been promised support of the brother hood. The bridge tenders collect tolls from pedestrians, automobiles and other vehicles crossing between West Vir ginia and Kentucky. The bridge Is owned by the Chesapeake & Ohio rail road. Thousands of dollars are col lected at this point every week. Board of Trade Meeting Tonight A meeting of the Louisa Board of Trade Is called for Thursday night of this week at the court house to ar range for the vtelt of the State Nor mal School Commission next Wednes day. The hour will be 7:30. Do not forget the time and place. A. SNYDER, Pres. R. C. McCLURE, Sec. RIVER CONTRACT AWARDED. The National Contract Company, of which S. L. May la' president and H. A. Scholze an officer and superinten dent ha been awarded the contract for building lock and dam No. 34, Ohio river, at Chllo, near Cincinnati. 300 ANSWERS TO AD. FOR A WIFE Mr. Large Selected a Mate From Smalley, Ken r : tucky. Chllllcothe, O., July 24. ' To the Big Sandy News: About the first of May I put an ad. in the NEWS for a wife and I received ovei 800 ap plications. . I received them from Ken tucky, West Virginia and Ohio, and I answerad them all and picked them over and dropped them all but J. and I picked on Syntha Ramey of Smalley. Floyd county, Ky.( and I went there on the 17th and pinned a blue ribbon on her and brought her to Louisa on the 19th and we were married in the clerk's office by Rev. Streltenberger and we went direct to Fort Gay and took the train for Chllllcothe and we are at home today enjoying life to gether. I thought I would visit the NEWS office while I was there but I did not have time. I was afraid I would miss the train. Will be back there this 'all and I will call. I thought I would write this for you to print. ( It might be of Interest to someone else.' It pays to advertise when a person needs any thing. I was born and raised in Lawrence county. I wanted a wife from my home state and I got her and I am .well pleased with her. . Now if you think that this will be any bene fit to you or your paper find room for it. , Yours truly, J. B. LARGE. VETERANS TO GET NEW MEXICO LAND 10,000 Acres Available to Ex-Service Men; Sept. 27 Set as Last En try Day. El Paso, July 15. Approximately 10,000 acres of land in New Mexico may be taken over by veterans of the World war Jn the near future. An nouncement is made from the Depart ment of the Interior, United States Land Office that a considerable area of land formerly withdrawn under the Reclamation Act and for reservoir sites has been restored and will be subject to entry at the United Suites Land Office at Las Cruces, N. M. Up to September 27, the lands will be subject to entry, under the home stead and desert land laws -by quali fied service men of the World war who have been honorably discharged or separated from the service or pluc ed in the army or naval reserve. Such applications and conflicting applica tions will be: disposed of by lot. From September 28 to October 18, any remaining unentered lands will be subject to homestead entry by any qualified entryman. Application may be filed from September 8 to Septem ber 27, Inclusive, such applications to be treated as simultaneous applica tions. Beginning October IS, any remain ing lands will become subject to en try under any applicable public land law.. ...''.. Such lands as are within the 'Ele pharit Butte Irrigation district will be subject to the irrigation district tax es. J , . .... The exact location of . the various tracts of land may be obtained by references to flies at the United States Land Office at Las Cruces. They range in size from 225 to 640 acres. A considerable portion of the land is In the mesa country, not susceptible to irrigation from the present Ele phant Butte reservoir, but would be valuable for pump Irrigation In event of the obtaining of cheap power from a hydro-electrio plant at the' dam. MONSTER APPLE CROP IS ' FORECAST FOR KENTUCKY Washington. Kentucky's apple cop this year, according to the July 1 forj cast of the Department of Agriculture will ' total 4.408,000 bushels. The pro duction in 1921. subject to revision, is given as 638,000 bushels, or hardly more than one-seventh the amount forecast for the present year. The current crop's condition Is 7$ per cent as compared with an average for the last decade of 56 per cent. Kentucky will rank fourteenth among the States in apple production this year, accord ing to the forecast. .- ,; . : ''" : '.-'. '... '. . v AIRPLANE AND , OTHER FEATURES , FOR CENTENNIAL - i wm Further Details About the Home Coming and Fair Week Program. Eduoational Day. , Hon. George CoMn, Stats Superin. tendent of Public Instruction, has so cepted the invitation of the Director of Educational Day, and "Educational Day" will be on Wednesday, August 30, Instead of Thursday, August 11, as announced in these columns last week. Fraternal Order Day, which was to have been on Wednesday, being chang ed to Thursday, August SI. Do not get these two days confused. A great treat In store for ., all who are for tunate enough to hear . Superinten dent - Colvin on Wednesday,- August 30, and he will sure be here on that date, ; ,' y;i ' ; - . Fraternal Order Day, Upon allotment, the morning of this day, Thursday, August 31, has been assigned to the several Masonic bod lea, the Blue, Lodge, Chapter and Or der of the Eastern Star. The after noon has been assigned to the Odd Fellows and Daughters of Rebekah. Invitation has been extended to the Patrol of the Shiiners at Ashland to participate in the Masonio parade.and, if they accept, as it is anticipated they will, their splendid drill and. brilliant uniforms will add much Interest to this Masonio parade, , Military Day. . This will be Tuesday, August 29. as originally announced, and Lieutenant Harry Roberts who will have charge of the World war veterans, requests us to Invite all veterans of the late World war to be present on this day and participate in the parade. Come and bring your uniform. Outfits it parts of outfit may be precunei of Capt. C. F. See, Jr., of the local cav alry squadron. . ' . Hiram Layne will have charge of the Spanish-American war veterans, and he, likewise requests that all com rades arrange to be present on this, date and participate in tbls parade-Program-Book. . s ) These books will come from xii6 ress ready for distribution the .; -r ' part of the present , week six thou sand program booklets containing the' proceedings of each day during Horn Coming Week and doings at tha Coun ty Fair, County Fair Premium List, a copy of which program will be sent by ' mail to each former resident of the county, conditoined that name and ad dress of all such are furnished this of fice in time. Other copies will be -mailed to local pltizens and the re mainder will be dstributed to 'Iskers durlng the week. Other Publicity Matter. A large quantity of advertising mas ter has been ordered and will arrive this week. Just as soon as it re ceived it will be distributed through out the county as fast as possible. Be (in thA Innlrm, f,v , V, I nnj V. 1 . .vwnwwb -' .".a MJU UVIJ LU give publicity to Home Coming Week In every way possible. Help us boost. V Ticket 8al. All member of the Committee on Ticket Sale are requested to. settle weekly with the Treasurer, G.R. Vin son, for all tickets sold up to date, and to the Committee of Ticket Sale, we mosL. respectfully urge that the tickets be sold at the earliest possible moment. This is most important to: the reason that the major contracts cannot be let, at least cannot be clos ed until - funds are on hands to meet the payments, and a number ' of fea turesjn contemplation will depend or. the number of tickets you sell. ; For Instance, the extent to street decora tions; the number of days an airplane will be here; -the kind of band W6 have; in fact the appropriation avail able for each form of entertainment will t depend, largely, on the ticket sales, and these items' cannot be defi nitely settled on until the ticket sales, amount realized from ticket sales is definitely known. In addition we, want to keep .an alphabetical list of ticket holders up to date, so that ticket sel lers may see who has and who haa not bought . tickets. Weekly settlements with the Treasurer will greatly facil itate the keeping of this record. , v . 8unday, September 3. .' Church and Sunday' School Day Is to be made a memorable occasion. The speakers will be men of national rep utation and their names will be an nounced through the medium of our local press Just ae soon-as acceptances are received. On this day we expect to have a street parade in which all Sunday schols in Lawrence county are hereby invited : to partlcpate and to this end, Sunday school superinten dents are requested to have, so far aa iracticable, their schools come in a body. Formal invitation will be sent all Sunday School Superintendents by our director In charge of this special feature. No feature of our Home Coming Wekk will be more appreciat ed than this. :' -... ..County pair.. The largest premium list ever offer ed In thla county has been made up for the County Fair Section, Thurs day. August tl, Friday, August, 1, Saturday, September 2. Our farmers expect to do themselves proud on this occasion. ' Purchas Your Tnet Now. ; Clvlo and county pride will suggest that everybody buy a ticket; do. it now, It is going to require a. large .. 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