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M. F. CONLEY and E. K. 8PENCER, Publisher
Volume XXXVIII. Number .
Eastern Kentucky Site Ex
pected to be Chosen
Frankfort, Ky., Oct. . Judge Kl C.
O'Rcar. chairman', of the Normal
School Commission, announced today
tint members or mo i.uinniin"
womu meei in riniiin ' j
... f
ii ur i n rot in., niiriiiiHt m .-tMinn. '. -
ItiK further the selection oi a sue
the new Normal School to bo erected
In Fjistcrn Kentucky.
The report of Judge Alex Barrel
an1 Karl W. Scnff. m-mir of lira
communion, who recently made an In
spection of the numrruui sites offer
ed at Murray from one of which a se
lection for the Western School will lie
made, will be received at thin meeting
and probably acted upon. Judge O'
Hi ar said.
Former Lawrence Teacher
Now in Henry County
1 am pleaded to announce that our
graded m hix.l at lHfou la progressing
rapidly with I'rof, Mayse and Ilia wife
as teachers. The children have be
come very much attached to their
new teacher and they have won the
alncere friendship of the older real,
denta of tills community. Mr. and Mic.
Mays are from - the Normal School,
ltlchmond, Ky. Mra, Mayae la A hulp
ful church worker and her help In the
singing service la very much appre
ciated by the people and we feel that
they will be a great help In the up
building of pur cunwuunlty aa we need
ed JumI audi loyal, sociable worker
as they.
The above Item from a Henry coun
ty paper . la 'of special Interest to
. friends of Mrs. Mayse, who was Mimi
ried IM '
Grace Iamron, and was mar
three months ago to Mr Miyse. .she
had been attending school at Rich
mond for some time. (She In a d.iugh
ter of John . lnmroi of Irad and
was on of this county's leading teac h
era. She Is a beautiful young lady
and very popular In her home county.
The funeral of M. J. AOklnS. aged M.
who died Thursday, was held from the
residence In Huntington and burial
made In the Spring Mill cemetery.
Mr. Adkins has lived In Wayne cuun
tv nractlcallv all his life and Is well
known throughout that s.-ctlon of the '
....... ., i,. .,rk in the M. K. Church
Homh durimr the last 50 years. He!
was a retired farmer and for-the last
three years has been living In Hunt
ington. Me Is survived by Ills widow, one
on, Li. I). Adkins, and two daughters,
Mrs. J. I). Leap and Miss Hester Ad
kins of Huntington.
Whltesburg, Ky.. Oct. 8.- Honda for
the construction of the Knott county
section of the Whlteshurg-Hlndmaii
road may be voted as a result of the
Interest shown at recent good roads
booster meetings held In Knoll coun
ty. Letcher county has built six miles
of the road and will construct the re
mainder of Its portion next year.
Hev. Hewlett of Oliver filled an ap
pointment at Valley Chapel Saturday
iilght and Sunshine M. V. Church Suii'
,!ny night at South Portsmouth. This
Is Hev. Hewlett's first trip on these
Charges, he being apiMilnted to this
circuit by the Methodist J'rotestnnt
conference to succeed Hev. James A.
Ilayburn of (Seorges creek. Ky., who
has lieen transferred to the Soldier
circuit. The people on this circuit
were Indeed sorry to see Hev. llayburn
leave as he has been preaching ut
these charges for the past six years
and was well liked. The members seem
well pleased with their new pastor,
Rev. Mr. Hewlett. Hussell Times.
The. Hock House Oil & fins Co., of
Catlettsburg has Just completed well
No. 2 on the J. A, Potter lease In Ma
goffin county at a depth of 168 feet,
according to II. II. Franklin, secretary.
The well which la located on the
nock House Fork of Licking river was
drilled 25 feet in the pay sand and Is
ten barrel capacity. It has been shot,
cleaned and Is ready for the pumps.
Geologists and oil men have pro
nounced the oil from this well as fluid
of extraordinary line quality. It Is it
very high grade lubricating oil, they
say. The well was drilled In on Frl-
:day. '' .
Mrs. S. V. Harveyi aged 64. an es
timable lady of Chatmroy, died at her
home there last Saturday morning
from dropsy after a serious illness of
only a few days. Funeral services were
held Sunday afternoon and Interment
followed In the Chattnroy cemetery.
Mrs. Harvey Is survived by her hus
band and two sons and two daugh
ters. Mingo Republican.
That was some base ball game that
closed the season In Martin county.
Ine. beat Hlmlervllle by a score of 34
to 11. Klone and Jamea composed the
battery for Ines.
Tells Bankers of
Rural Needs.
tugene Meyer, Jr, manager o(
the . War ' Finance Corp., told ten
thousand national hankers at New
York last week that our Federal
H'j.frve'i 'Vttem houM b built up
to properly care for agricultural
and live dock need.
Lockmaster Pigg
is Transferred
Lockmastcr James Pigg. Sr., of Cat-f
letlshurg has received an appoint-j
mem aa locamasier hi imm .-"o. "'l.Mrs. lvters
Ohio river, Oliver, Ky. mis uam nas
not yet been completed but probably i
will be In operation by next summer
It Is situated Just below Greenup.
Mr. Pigg will take charge Immed
iately of the construction of one of.
the commodious houses that are tobejMr ,.,.,,. , a l)f r ,.-lirt
er.H-te.1 ai ine nam u.r w.e ue u, v.-,
ployees but will not move his family ,
until next spring
This appointment carries a hand-
ime Increase in salary.
Mr. Pigg has been In charge of va
rl,,u dams on the Hlg Sandy river
inr i't years uriti unit !(:: in i:mii
of lH k No, 1 on the lllg Sandy river
for If years. Ho la a splendid cltlren
ami Catlettsburg regrets to give up
this excellent family as residents. -Ashland
After a lingering Illness the death i f j
Mrs. Itranham occurred at her home
on Ick avenue on Thursday night of j
lasi woe.
The following article in regard
the life of this good woman has been
handed us for publication:
Another noble woman has bevn call-'
ed to lay down the mortal and take up
the Immortal.
Mrs. Nlnnie Chambers Hranham.wlfe
of Thomas J. Itranham, who resided
lu Louisa, Lawrence county. Ky.. af
ter a long and continued Illness, pass
ed to her final reward at her home
October 5. 1922.
She was born In Lawrence county,
February 12, 1852 and was the daugh
ter of Robert 1 and Klla Chambers,
who moved to West Virginia In 1S6S.
In 1S81 she married Thomas J. Hran
Imm. Mrs.. Itranham was greatly admired
by all who knew her. -She had a host
of friends and no enemies. Her home
was well kept, her lawn was checked
With beautiful fragrant flowers. She!
made A warm welcome for her friends
and one who ever entered her hospit
able home was always desirous of re
turning. She was a lovely woman
and was' always entertaining to those
who came In contact with her. She
was a faithful member of the Chris
tian church and lived a true and con
sistent Christian life.
She leaves to mourn her loss a faith
ful husband, uncle Tom. one daugh-
Mrs. Ida L. Klnser and olio son.
Chas. F. Itranham.
May her loved ones emulate the
beautiful example she has left them
and finally meet her In the great be
yond. The funeral was held at the home
and the house and lawn, filled with
friends and relatives from this and
other places who desired to pay their
respect to her memory, The casket
was covered with beautiful flowers
from friends.
Hev. H. B. Hewlett conducted the
funeral and made an appropriate talk.
A choir made up from the Methodist
church rendered Impressive mtlsto.
Tho interment followed In lUne Hill
Among the relatives who attended
the funeral of Mrs. Hinnham were the
following: Mrs. J. W, I'lnson and Mr.
nnd Mrs. Goodwill Preston, of Kenova,
VV. Va.; Mrs. W. M. Preston, of Rad
nor, W. Va.; Mrs. Thorn pa Perry of
Dunlow, W. Va.; Mr. and .Mrs. J. J.
Wallace of' Huntington. W. .Va.; Mrs.
D. H. Simpson of Huntington W. Va.;
Mrs. D. I). Frasher, Huntington, W.
Va., and J. O. Ratcllff o! West Va.
The Indies of the M. E. Church
South will hold a food sale on Satur
day morning of this week at Adams &
Berry's store. Your patronage will be
Samuel S. Spauldlng. aged 76, died
at his home at Crum, W. Va last Frl
day. He was a leading citizen and
one ot the oldest merlhantd of that
Heirs of Irma Morrison Get
Award of $7000 in
A Jury In the Pike Circuit Court at
Pikevlile Wednesday returned a ver
dict for damages umountiiiK to $7000
for the death of MIhb Irma Morrison.
The defendant in the C. & (). rail
way. MiH Morrison was killed by a
passenger train In charge of Conduc
tor Hichardson lust year. She was In
an automobile crossing me railroad
track, when the train backed In
uuMlnut the machine. smashing It and 1
killing the young woman. J
MIh Morrison was a telephone op-j
erator who had worked at Louisa not
lung before the accident happened.
Her parents live at Williamson, W.
The attorneys for plaintiff
Wuugh Howcrton of Ashland.
Fort Gay Man Marries
in Huntington, W. Va.
MImb Anna May Doyle, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. K. F. Doyle. Westmore
land, and Mr. Kenneth l'eters, of Knrt
(lay W. Va., were married Thursday
morning of last week at 10 o'clock at
the home of the bride. Hev. Tucker, of .
the Washington Ave. Baptist church,
officiated. Only the members of the
two Immediate families were present.
was attired in dark blue
i serge traveling suit with a turban to
match. She carried a bride's boutjuet
of roses and lilies of the valley. She
has been employed by the M Inter
Homes Corporation for the past five
. . llro,11iI1,.iv known here
,..V M () lnt Hit; u 1mIu1 families. He has
,,,. ,.aied in Huntington the past
eight years as shipping clerk for the
Minler Homes Corporation. Mr. and
Mrs. Peters will spend their honey-
i moon 111 tile east. J ney lett at . noon
I ,n their automobile, going by way of
j Columbus. They will return within
j i few weeks' and will, reside at their
:ew home in Highlawn. Herald-Dis-:
Mrs. James Skene Dies
in Huntington, W.
Mrs. .lames Skene, aged "ft, died at
home of Mrs. It. A. liiekel, !il'J
hup. Tuesday morning as
art trouble. The funeral
will be held Friday .afternoon but the
hour has not as yet been announced
pending tho arrival of her daughter.
Mrs. Frederick W. Grugg, of Minn-
capolis, Minn
She was a member of the Presby
terian church. The family resided in
Ijouisn a few years ago, Mrs. Skene
is survived by u daughter and two
Mins. one of whom Is George li. Skene,
son-in-law of Samuel Hromley of this
Arrest of Hreathitt
County Man on Train
Palntsvllle. Ky Oct. 10. Jack How
ard, reported here to be wanted in
Hreuthltt county for one or more mur
ders, was arrested on C. & O. train
.No. 36 Monday morning and was ta
ken to Jackson by Deputy Sheriff Sal
vers of ltrenthltl county.
When the man was arrested he was
said to have had In Ills possession
three pistols nnd a "break-down" Win
chester rllle. The arrest was mado by
Chief of Police Frank Caudill of
Palntsvllle as the train arrived here.
The arrest caused considerable excite
ment on the train, . .
The Farm Festival and TCxposltlnn
that was to be held the week of Sept.
25th In Fort Gay. W. Va, and was
postponed until this week Is now on.
The rains the first of (he week Inter
fered somewhat but everything Is go
ing on nicely now. The attendance has
been very good and large crowds are
expected for the remaining days Of
the celebration,
Premiums nru given away each ev
ening. Monday evening the watch
wont to Mrs. Sam Whitt of Fort Gay.
Tuesday, Mr. Rutherford, of Sidney,
W, Va. drew the kitchen cabinet and
Wednesday Mr. Bert Blllups of Fort
Gay, the bed. A Jewett and a Ford
are to be given away the lust of the
week. .--
Members of Big Hurricane Lodge,
No, 273, K. of P. are In Charge of the
affair nnd the proceeds will be used in
building a new home for the lodge,
Walter ' Ferguson died suddenly at
his home near Ceredo, Friday evening.
having been seriously ill only about an
hour. His death, It is believed, was
due to an Injury of the spine received
In an automobile accident about
month ago near Bellefontalne, Ohio,
Me Is survived by one son who lives
In Arizona, but who arrived for his
father's funeral.
Talk of a new hotel building for
Louisa Is again heard on the streets
This Is an enterprise that the citizens
and the public generally would wel
come. ;
Delegation Files Petition in
the Supreme Court at
A petition for a. mandamus, design
ed to force tho Wayne county court to
certify a different set of election offi
cers from those certified on October
2, was 11 led Tuesday with the supreme
court at Charleston by a committee
composed of republicans and demo
crats from Wayne, who went to the
capital, for the purpose.
The proposed removal of the county
Kent from Wayne to Kenova, will be
voted upon for the third time within
the year at the November 7 elections.
Former Wayne Woman
Dies at Age of 81
Mrs. Octavla Ann Adkina, 81. died
in Huntington Tuesday where she had
lived for 44 years. She had been 111
eight months. She was born at Bow
en. Wayne county, and was the daugh
ter of Marshall and Mary Davis. She
was the mother of 12 children, one of
whom died In Infancy. The first death
among the others was last June when
W. Adkins of Wayne passed away
Seven of the sons and daughters were
graduates of Marshall college. She had
hi-en active In the M. E. Church South
-since early life.
Dr. G. R. Burgess Dies
in Baltimore Hospital
The liody of Dr. George R. Burgess,
prominent Wayne county physlitlan,
was brought to the home of his daugh
ter. Mrs. John II. Meek In Huntington
Friday and removed to the Burgess
home In Wayne county Saturday
morning for the funeral services which
were held that afternoon.
lr. Burgess died Wednesday in a hos
pttal at Baltimore where he had been
taken to undergo an operation.
He was one of the best known phy
sicians; in Wayne county, having prac
ticed rftdiclne there for forty years. He
was also connected with professional
He Is survived by five children, Mrs.
John II. Meek and Basil Burgess, of
Huntington; Mrs. Norman Curry, of
I'ntlettsburg: .Misses Ruby and Mar
.iorle Burgess ,of Wayne, and by his
widow formerly Miss Lctha Ketchum.
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Wesley
Ketchum, of Westmoreland. -Mrs. D. S.
Martin of Catlettsburg. and Mrs.
Amelia Powell and Mrs. Stoughton of
Huntington; Mrs. T. B. McClure. of
Wayne, sisters: and John B. Burgess
of Ardell, and Dr. Will Burgess of
Catlettsburg, brothers, also survive.
Jack J. Johnson and
Miss Meredith Wed
A wedding of special interest to Lou
isa friends of the groom took place on
Tuesday evening of last week In Lou
isville. It was that of Mr. Jack J.
Johnson of Jenkins and Miss Kssie
Meredith of Bowling Geen. The cere
mony vwis performed at the Seelbach
hole! and was witnessed by a few
friends among whom were Mr. John
son's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J.
Johnson of Jenkins,
The bride Is a charming girl, a sis
ter of Mr. Meredith of the Consolida
tion Coal Company, and had been vis
iting at Jenkins at her brothor's home.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
lack Meredith of Bowling Green.
Mr. Johnson Is well and favorably
known in Louisa, having been a guest
equently of his grandparents, Mr.
id Mrs. Wm. Carey of this place. He
lias been In school at Millersburg since
September. He and his bride will
ohnbly continue In school this year.
Louisa friends extend congratula
tions and best wishes.
J. C, Cooper, a fanner, was lodged
in the Wayne county Jail and a copper
still, 6 gallons of whiskey and 500 gal
lons of masih were confiscated In a raid
conducted Tuesday through the Wayne
county hills by Clay Williams, prohi
bition officer.
The still, hid In a secluded portion
of the hills, was In full operation when
llscovered, the officer reported.
Roschlel Wheeler, .son of J.H.Wheel
er, of Clyffeslde, Ashland, was struck
by an automobile Monday afternoon
and suffered a broken leg and other
Injuries, Tho name ofthe driver of
the automobile which hit the boy
could not be ascertained. The injured
boy was taken to the King's Daugh
ters' hospital where nn X-ray was ta
ken to determine the seriousness of
the injury.
A special meeting of the council will
be held in the city hall Friday'' night
at 7 o'clock, October 13, 1922, for the
purpose of considering a light plant in
Louisa. The board of trade and all
citizens are cordially Invited to be
present, also the lnwyers of Louisa.
, L. F. W1CLLMAN, Mayor.
Jennings Bower, aged 22, died at
Goodman, W. Va of typhoid fever.
He had been sick several weeks. The
body was taken to Pike county bis
former home, for burial.
James P. Hon," a St. Loom sales
man, was given a complete free trip
to see the World Series games by
Pres. Ban Johnsoa oi the American
League. Hon explained how Witt,
t Yank player, was knocked oneon
,oocrt is a final Su Loan game
ween in running he stepped on the
neck ot a pop bottle, which flew up,
bitting bun to the bead.
Mrs. J. G. Johns Named
War Mother Head
Mrs. John Graham Johns of Win
chester was elected president of the
War Mothers of Kentucky at Tues
day's session of the State convention
of the organization at Louisville. The
retiring president, Mrs. Bowen Henry,
of Frankfort, was elected first audi
Other officers were elected as fol
lows: First vice president, Mrs. A. S.
Hoertz, Louisville; second vice presi
dent. Mrs. John Herring, Georgetown;
recording secretary, Mrs. William
Powell Oldham, Lexington; corre
sponding secretary .Mrs. Peter Camp
hell, Louisville; treasurer, Mrs. Virgil
McClure; second auditor, Mrs. WU
Mum McFaltrldge. Hnrrodsburg.) and
parliamentarian,. Mrs. C. C. McAdams,
Mrs. Johns Is the widow of J. G.
Johns, formerly of Preslonaburg.
Mrs. Thomas J. Muncey died Mon
day morning at her home near Wal
bridge, three miles south of Louisa,
after a month's illness. Blood pois
oning was the cause. The body was
taken to Martin county for burial,
This was formerly the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Muncey.
The husband and two small children
survive. Mrs. Muncey was an excel
lent woman and her death is a great
blow to family and friends. She was
only -26 years old. Her husband Is an
oil well contractor, of the firm of Hays
& Muncey. His partner, W. L. Hays,
died two weeks ago.
Mrs. Laura Price Bowman was In
dieted at Huntington, W. V a., on a
charge of plotting to have her husband
I. F. Bowman, killed so that she might
collect his $5,000 life insurance. Mrs
Bowman has been married twice.
About a year ngo J. K. Price, of Cor
bin, obtained a divorce from her and
named Bowman as corespondent. Prire
and Bowman both declared In state
merits after the arrest, that they be
lieved the wohan was insane at times
Price went from Corbin to provide le
gal assistance for his formr wife,
Whitesburg. An appeal has been
denied in the case of Frank Sain, for
merly of Tennessee, who was tried at
a recent term of the Letcher circu
court charged with the murder of W.
S. Crabtree at Jenkins in May, 191
nnd sentenced to fifteen years in the
penitentiary. Sain was taken to Pike
vllle Jail for safe keeping, pending ef
forts for a pardon. He is said to be
critically 111.
William E. Wiley, 26, of Keaton to
Gladys Boggs, 19 of Cherokee.
Green ..Castle.' 21 of Lcdoclo to
Blanche Jordan, 17 of Mattte.
Fred Underwood, 22 of Williamson,
W. Va. to Sarah Donehuo, 19 ot Kist
ler, W. Va.
Marlon Hutchinson, 22 of Keaton to
Gladys Holbrook, 23 ot Sknggs.
Garfield Sparks, 18 of Martha, to
Bessie Ward, 22 of Houcksville.
Mr. Uordon Garner, son of Col
Thomas Garner, veteran newspaper
editor and publisher, formerly of Wil
liamson, was married at Princeton on
Friday of last week to Miss Jessi
Pennington, popular and talented Ma
toaka young lady.; The groom has
many friends here who will extend
hearty congratulations. He is a fi
voung man with a very promising fu
lure. For several months he has been
editing and publishing a newspaper
Matoaka. Mingo Republican.
The city council will meet Friday
night to discuss and consider an elec
trio light franchise for the city. Ev
erybody Is Invited to be present.
ligher Classification for
Our Oil Should be
Tho Cumberland Pipe Line Com
pany hag reduced its charge for trans
porting oil to the extent of six cents
per barrel, bringing the charge down
from 20 cents to 14 cents per barrel.
This amounts to an Increase of six
ents in the price of oil, and Somer
set Is now $1.96 for the light grade
and 1.71 for the heavy.
Better Classification.
The oil produced In Lawrence and
Johnson counties should have a higher
classification, carrying with It a better
price. If th desirable berea oil is to
be developed II will be necessary to
ffer a hleher price. Operators say
they can not afford to do extensive
rilling for this product unless the
price is increased. The high quality
justifies a higher classification than
has ever been given the oil produced
n these counties. An effort should be
made to get a better grading for our
berea and weir oil.
Huntington Candidate
Indicted for Spend
ing Excess Money
Huntington, W. Va.i October 5. C.
Fred Edwards, wealthy mattress man-
facturer of Huntington, who admit
ted his campaign expenses for the Re
publican nomination for the United
States Senatorship had cost him $36,
000, with little results, was Indicted
oday by the Cabell county grand Jury
on two counts, one charging violation
f corrupt practices act of the state
md the other with having been delln-,
tuent in filing his sworn statement of
xpenses with the Secretary of State.
t was Edwards's first venture into
lolitics and the first time that a can-
lidute for a poUtical office has been
indicted in West Virginia. Edwards Is
-ailed "the Mattress King" of West
One Indictment' charged that Ed
ardg had violated the law by giving
$30,000 to Ira Harshbarger, twice May
or of Huntington and former Sheriff,
and $7,500 to James A. Hughes, for
mer Republican Congressman from
his district, who served aa his cam
paign manager.
Edwards, now In New York, will be
arraigned In Common Pleas Court up
on his return to Huntington.
First Lyceum Number
Here Friday Night
The first number of the United Ly
ceum course to be given here this sea
son is I'AIontaglionl (The Mountain
eers.) It is a musical program and
will be given at the Garden theater
on Friday night of this week.
The Mountaineers give a program
that portrays Italian Mountain Life.
Renditions on the piano accordian ri
val those of the finest symphonies and
suggest a military band.
The saxaphone combination will
hold the audience with Its sonorous
effects and their; rendition of heavy
classics are said to be unsurpassed by
the greatest organists. .. ..
Several instruments are used and'
vocal numbers given. ; All five mem
bers of the company are versatile and
their personalities radiate cput'fful-
ness and good fellowship. ;
A picture, Norma Talmage In "Love
Redemption," will also be shown.
WIlliamsburg.Four members of
one family have been convicted and
are under sentence to the penitentiary
for the murder of deputy sheriff John
Mays, who was slain near the, Knox
county line last summer. Joe and Wal
ter Fuson, brothers, were sentenced to
life terms, a younger brother, Mam
Fuson, was given ten years and their
father, Robert - Fuson,. received 21
years. The prosecution claimed the
killing was the result of the arrest by
deputy Mays of a member of the Fu
son family. While the case was be
ing argued, H. Foley, one of the Jurors,
received a telegram that his son, Leo
Foley, had killed a man near Jackson,
Ky. After the case was decided Fo
ley left for Jackson.
W. PL Berry has bought the Interest
of D. B. Adams in tho grocery store
in Louisa that has been running un
der the firm name of Adams & Berry.
.Mr. Adams expects to engage in the
merchandising business elsewhere.
At Williamson. W; Va., the two year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Q. R. Qulllan
died at the Warnlck hotel. The fam
ily was on their way from McVeigh to
their home in Atlanta, Ga., when the
child becamo 111. The body was ta
ken to Atlanta.
Wesley Jordan was called to Wil
liamson, W. Va., by the death on Wed
nesday morning of a granrtchild, the
two months old baby of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Bevtna. '
Wm. Ernst, Jr 2-year-old grandson
of United States Senator Richard P.
Ernst of Covington was killed by an
automobile Tuesday In Asheville, N.
C, where the parents were visiting.

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