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G mANm THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER in Eastern Kentucky r Modern and Complete JOB PRINTING PLANT in Connection Volum XXXVIII. Number 18. :v LOUISA, LAWRENCE COUNTY. KENTUCKY, DECEMBER 22, 1922. : ' " M. F. CONLEY and E. K. SPENCER, Publiahara -' - ,' -' . ; . . , .... .... . ; ; ' : . : ... . . , , .... . ........ . -.. . .... , .'-. ... . . . .; , ,-: :- C & 0. RAILWAY ISUNDER0PT10N TO NEW INTERESTS The Van Swcrinscrs Report ed to be Arranginjj to Buy : Controlling Stock. NEW YORK. The Van Rworlngon interest of Cleveland, who In the summer nt 191B startled ti nillroiul world by acquiring thn majority Mock of the "Nickel Plate" Kallroad from the New York Central, anil more re cently added tho New York, Chicago and 81. Louis and tho l.ako Erin nil Western to their holding, are now ' understood to bo dickering lor work ing control of tho Chesapeake and Ohio. . It was said that Um Van Kworin gens were nocking to acquire the stockholding of II. K. Iliinflnglon. chairman of the C. & ). Directorate, who, because of hlH advanced yearn, la understood to Im wtlllng to iIIhihw of hla holdings should KHtisruetory terms regard Inn pricn bo arranged. Tho purchaser of these holdings, It Was said, would have Kiilllrli'nt stock to Secure a dominant nilcr In tin' Chesapeake Ohio iiiHiiugcinint. - A rise of mom than two points In C, ft O. common on the stock Kx change rcilltd from tho circulation f the rumora that now Interests were desirous of securing enough new stock to give thorn working control of the road. ' Tho rapidity with which the Vim Sworlngcna bavo expanded their ac tivities aa real estate operators In Cleveland to a position of prominence In the railroad world ban caused douhta to arise In koiiio quarters of thn financial district a to whethi r they would Im) able to tinancn an up ration aa largo aa that Involved in tho Chenanoske Ohio. The railroad mileage already inn trolled by thn Van Swerlngen In Die Clover Iaf, th Nickel Pluto and the jik trie and Weniern approxlinah 1.71)0 mllna. At thn end of the V.. ft O, operated t,2'n miles of line, which. In the event of purchase of the Huntington holding, would give the Cleveland Interests a domlnaliim vnlie n tho management of nearly l.uuu Itilloa. Thn main Una of thn ('. & U. ruu:i from CbtraKO lo Norfolk, Vii. The Hocking Valley, a iiubHldinry, would glvo a valuable tormlnmi on Lake Krlo at Toledo. The bulk of tho traffic on the ('. & O. constat of coal, tho pndurtx of ; the mlnna lnt year romprlsiiiK uboul 80 per com of the frolclit carried. ChnaaHuko A tthlo decuritleH en Joy a hli:h rating. Total funded debt amount to IK12,7'Jl.lou. 'rxclualvo ol f&,S4.666 guaranteed hondx of con trolled companies. Capital Ptork outstanding connlat or $12.rrK.fiiu preferred, recently created, and JG2, 79J,y0 common, Tho preferred pays Vi per cent in dividend and the comlnon i per cent. - lUand on tho earnings fur I he nine innjftha ended September "(I with the remainder of tho your eKtimaled, it HKtlmated that tho company this yenr will earn morn than & per cent on the total property Inveatment, rJ K5 per cent on the preferred atock and 10.19 per cent on tho common. MAN ELECTROCUTED AT PIKEVILI.E, KY. ny Wright, aged 33 years, wan ar cldentally electrocuted at I'ikevllle KkIiiHiiv ntnht nhun In, ltiw.it , in. ' entangled In a live wirn. Ilia body waa taken to Kt. Alhuim, W. Va., for burial and anrvicon were conducted there Tueaday afternwin by the pnator of tho rreahytnrian church or which he waa a mem her. Mr. Wright la aurvlved by hla wife and two children. Ho wa connected with tho Automatic ilefrlgerator Co. and hla homo waa at Huntington, V. Va. He wa an electrical engineer and arrived at Plkevllle at. ID p. in. Haturday night to repair an electric elevator for tho Coleman Krult Co, and had gone to (ho company' whole sale, more with thn manager, 1,.' II. Coleman, and repaired thn elevafor. Ho remarked to Coleman: "Hero h whero'thn trouble wna" and at the aaino time canto in contact with thn wiro. Ho then Mitt, ."I can't got loose" Coleman attempted to pull him Imiao hut failed, and rnn to tho arc , ond flo)r to turn off the current, nfter being naked to do an by Wright. . Wright expired within a few setf- oiida. ' GRANDPARENTS WIN CLAIM TO KEEP CHILD tMKBVILLR. necently Vlrglo Viitv over of Dorton Inutltuted linbea cor pit proceeding In nn olfort to obtain poHueHslon of her six year old child, Lora Bollo Johnson, from whom she liad boon aepnratod alnco Lora Helle waa a year old when she. and her hus band, Jamea Vnnover. pnrtod. Tho child had llvort with its' grand- , parent, Cas Johnson and Cosby John son and their attachment to each other had become remarkable, On tho trial before Judge Chlldern hern Attorney h. J. May, representing tho grand parenti claim to the child, won the ' case, WAYNE COUNTY MAN DIES. tewls Rakes, 62, died at Dock's Creek last Baturdity. His wlfo. three daughters and one son survive: Mrs. J. 11. Plymale, of Ceredo; Mrs. Roht. .Powell, Mra, Ohn. Johnson nnd Rd ward llukes ot Kenova. "Big Six" Matty Sells Christmas Seals. ' "Big Six" Cbriity Itatlirwinn, ba tll' grtatet hric. who (or two year has fought a winning fmhi against tlic white plague, iv tins ' britnu srafin givini: tune to HIGH COURT VOIDS CLAYHOLE TRIALS Sentences of F;ur Demo crats Is Reversed by Court of Appeals. FltANKt'OltT. Demot rt. con vl teil n( the murder of (leorge M liitosli In the I'biyhide I'n i lnc l elec tion day battle In l!r :itliitt county, were rr.inted new trials by the Court nf Appeals, which recently held that the tune KctHililicans, ciikhki d In the artruy, did not render ihi insehes Im inline by testify lug mfaliist the Dein octals. Judge Muorniaii bunded down an opinion holding that the Itoyd Circuit Court, lo which Ih" ci.ses were trans ferred on ihginui' of venue, erred in omitting Instructions on self defense and In excluding testimony of the do lense Intended to show that they were the victim iind not tho abettors of the conspiracy. .Defendant on both sides are Indicted on charges of com milting murders in the pursuance ! Independent conspiracies to prevent the election In Clay hole I'reclm t In the race In l'.IlM between Dr. .1. D. WhlteiiUer. Democrat, and Milch Crane. Republican, for Senator in lb" '1 hlrty fniii ih Distric t, which would I- t' nnine the political control of the 'XIZ Senate. The Detiiocratt whose conviction were reversed are Leslie Combs and (ieorge Allen, Jr.. sent, need In fifteen year each, and French and Shade Combs, si titi no il to hve jeur-t each. They contend that tin y are voters In tho pnclnct which is Democratic, and that tlic nlti" KciuihllcaiiH Involved III the affray vote in. other precinct and were the aggressors. Trio tc. tl inony thrown out was supporting the clitii ge . that til" others shot up the ballot hex alte r the buttle; The Court held that, while Judge Sam Hurst should have vacated lie bench in Creathill on motion of these defelldlllltS, Ills sllbsl-rtUelll Old' I' granting a change of venue to I'.ovd counlv was not in cessarily. ther lore. VI. III. Four men 'were killed and seventeen were wounded in the election livlll. Trials of the nine defendant, the en :al!"d re publican sld" (if the clay t elle c.is", will bo heard In CnlMts lu:vg In February. Whither the new trials of line fenir democrat . will lie heard at that time Is not known. Attorney for .Shade, French and DcNlbi Combs and (ieorge Allen Jr. say that Ihe prmoirera will be released on bond lis tliev believe that the op piiHlug side will not offer opposition to mull a move'. They will return lo Hreuthltt county a soon as they lire released. COURT OF APPEALS. Hawkins, etc.. vs. Cook, Pill", pe-al denied. Judgment affirmed Ap Hay v. Itoberls, Luwreliee. Appeal granted and Judgment reversed. Wall 'v. Commonwealth, Itri'lith lit. Hever( d. , Harris v. Music et al, Hoyd. Hee versed. FIRE DESTROYS Wlllin A. tirulib' residence lit Kllen, till county, was doidroycd by lire Tueday. Mr. Grubb nnd two small children were III tho Iiouko nt the tlmo, but do not. know bow the lire started. The flames bad made so much head way by the time the lint was discov ered that nothing jyas Kiued. The Ion la considerable. At the time of .thn flro Mr, firtibb wu away looking after tho digging of a grave for lii! mother, who died Monday. Mr. (irnbb ns a merchant and his store building stands near the silo of thn residence, hut tho store was not burned. . ; MORGAN COUNTY MAN DROWNS. The Wet Liberty Courier say that Frank Wells was drowned when tak ing a raft down the Tiver. lie nnd his brother, .1. It. Wolls, were on the raft when it ran onto a sand bar. They tied it up and J. R. left Frank on the rafL When lie returned he failed to find hi brother. A search was made and the body -was found nbout a hundred ynrds below the raft. Ills wife and several children survive. SIMMONS ROAD ACT IS HELD VOID BY COURT OF APPEALS i legislative Appointment Proves to be Downfall j of Slate Highway ! Measure. i FltANK Ft )UT.- The Simmon Kernel Act of Wit, aliollslilng (iovrrior Mor- ' row' Slate Ittchway Commission unci : creating a new one iiame'il ley the; fleitcr.il Assembly, was lielel unnin .tl tutional by Ihe Court of Appeals In an opinion by Judge Thomas, the Vholo. court sitting and Juilge. William ling ers Cluy dissenting. The decision affirm the judgment or Judge Sum Hurst of It' attyville, presiding over the Franklin Circuit Court, thai the uppidntiui'iit of ext'cti tive ollicers is tin executive function.' What incidental hi'iiritig the decisiou might have on the Normal School sit nation, in view of conle uiplaled pro 'eodings by Stat" Auditor John .1. Craig lo lest the validity or the act creating the ciuniiilssion to select : Normal S( liool slles. is contained In the dlstiini that the "opinion Is not ; intended to apply t" t"iiipnrnry iiireii cl"s for th" construction of public Iniil'lings or to persons designated to lierform a siimle or temporary iu t and in no s'-hse performing a continuous , public' trust." The court then adds ' that this is inleiided to mean that It is not passing on such (incstion. at this tilll". In con:;e(ueiic'e of tills opinion th" present ciilninlssloti. ceunposcel of 11 (iieen (i.iiT' tl. Winchester, chairman: Iliii.h II A sin r. I'ineville: Leslie Samuels, llnrclstowu, and Hen Wellle, ' I'ailiiciili. will continue In ollii". The act named Mr. Wellle. and Mr. Samuels on the commission with (!en. William . I.. Situ it of Howling Croon, retired Army engiixter. who was chiefly re sponsible for the successful e.'IKineer llIK enterprise ot the ranainn Canal, and M L. Cculley of Canne I City, who has nlnce died. Hoy Playinjj Santa Is Severely Burned Wallace Mvers, 12 yenr o'd son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mvers of .ogan. W. Va.. was severely burned at that place Krldayi night, 1 he lad was playing Santa Clans at a church en tertalniiient. He was wearing a false face with a cotton bear I and when li" reached Into the tro". lighted with o indles to Ki t out a pros- tit his beard was Ignited. He was sev, rely biii'iied al'Ollt the face, eves llllil lioijy atl'l H in a critical condition. Mr. Fran); Vyrs Is a son of ('apt Millie Myers, popular C. O. conduc tor on the iiig Sandy drvislon. INJURY FATAL TOMRS. GRUBB Mra. Ile.'-t. ;- Criibh eljed ;:l Catl, tie lung Miiliil.iy night llolll Ille cflocC. of a fall a week beleuv wiiUh causi d liitiTnnl Injuries, The body was brought lore and take n 'out In lr r home, at KIb u. Ibis county, wle re in torment was made yesterday. Mrs. (Irnbb had been visiting a, woman who had grown op In li"f homo end the lu iide tit eiccurri c not long after she arrived there. She was ep; years old, widow o: Scott firubli who died 17 years ago. Previous to her marriage she was a I In wna. Six children survive, Willie; A. and Hurlan ol' Kllen, Kustls ol Texas, Mr. Klliel Helton. Mrs. James Walter Young of Louisa, and Mrs. Luther Iturton of liluine. Mrs, Criibb was n woman highly eKteeined by all who knew her. She wna n faithful member ol' the M. L. Church South. Her death w ill be felt j In her neighborhood us a real loss. Mine Fatalities Total ! 33 in W. Va. in Month; Mine ratalltlea ill West Virginia in; Novemlicr numbered i'.lt. of whom 2 ! wero Americans and 11 foreigners. I Two of those killed were outside j 'workmen.' and 111 vveroi in ployed on; the Inside (if the' mines. .. Five nun; ear.io to their death ns a result of mill" f cit nccld"tib;. One was 'killed b., 1 mining machine, one by shall, one by! (electricity nnd three in miscellaneous ! accidents. I I . .. ' .'I '.BREATHITT DEATH PENALTY ' REVERSED BY HIGH COURT, The death penalty Imposed on Wil liam I'cnn Wad In tho lireiilhilt circuit, court for thn killing of Mrs. Maggie Allen was reversed by the Court of Appeals. The higher court held that the lower court erred in its instructions to the jury. Watts was indicted Jointly with Hud Noble, Soldier Noble, lieecher Noble, Tom Porter, Sam GrigHby, Haglns Noble,' Luther Nohlo nnd Lewis Watts a a result of the raid on the jail In Jackson which resjiltod In the death of Mrs. Alien ful Albert Roberts. MR. C0LLINSW0RTH RECOVERING Jeff ColllnBWortli, who was burned very serevely recently on the arms and face, Is slowly improving. Ho was blasting rock on the Mayo Trail and poured powder into a hole too aoon nfter a "springing shot" .. Itnd been put off. - Gome On, GUNNELL SHOE CO. MOVES TO ASHLAND The following from the A hl: ti. In dependent Is ' of . special iuien-'d. lo Louisa read-r.s. Mr. (iunm ll. presi dent of the company, was a native of I.nuisa, as was a!so his "wife, i hs lleli.lso Thomas. Tlioy have many frietiils here who liave noted with in terest 'tin: progress of 'the busine ;: .of which he is mutineer: "Kemoval from Catleltsburg lo Ash land of the Cli,) (innnell M;c,. Com pany (wholesale shoes), increase of the capital stock from gln.i.O'io to $4ii(I.imui anil tho erection ol a four story wholesale shoe building en a lot to h" bought here, will bo the eml ataiidlnK mercantile transaction of the etunltig. wet U, it was b-ai'ii-'d fj-nn an aiil.'ioritatlve' soi.ice hero ia t night. (ieorge I'. CI ii ri in. II. jirc iel, tit of the c niany Whii h now co:iiliu ts the bus iness i!i Cailittsiiiirg. conhrmecl the rumor tllat ri-orga:ii?.at:oii and expan sion was i m in i in :it. It a itiei-tiir: of the k'o. llililt- t Kl'l l.ll".b I'S W.ie W, .Inoflay of I ' L! at Cat'.-itsl'urg this W'ee). to Veto o:i ii "While :edei;i ilal st.i fe T. ll (') the pi!,lic, Ihi I'Tosted la the prof t I Uiinn.-ll. John L. i:m l, and ( liarh s Hu.-seil. re John T. VcClintoek. :.. proei:.il,o-l. will' l.o of -" chi, f y it: are ieorge i:i!'!iam. John I. T. A. Kiel. I. i Williainson. hrncM Me, k nnd forme (i'-orge U, MarCn. Senator " The'i (Ui!iany v. ill ui t! e-i:t!lto the largest who at time con- ilesaio shoo im and will gest C'.et'Ca'l- no-ise 111 th" In slate r lie one of A'liland'.i la lie estHolil'tl)"!lt'. A lot is , be bough' in Ashland for Hi" ti"w bi.il:! iiiK which will bo a I oir -tory brick structure eipiij.'ped i(h ih.- meet mo I "!! faolhti's on- dispi. lying, paik'n:;, shliipiug and storing ;l i. "It was learned that the change from Cati' tl .burg to Ashland may he 00. 'isiiinmated within a low weeks! the itoek at lirst being moved into a t nt p 'r.iry l'U,Ming anil Lit r to ho piaci d in the now bniMitu-. it ( oubi not bo I'arn.d w-h.t loctioii l!i.' pi'oiaot, ri have in iiiitol. The Clay (imiiii II Shoo (.'o:r;mnv Is one of Call tisbitrg's badiut h'usl-li'i-sos and has been eminently sue cessfiil since It was organizipl several y. ars ago by the bite fioore Otinnell, Sr. and. the late tieorge Clay. Since ho deaths of those men tieorge F. '(innnell has been president and gen oral manager. "Mr. (iunii'ill recently bought prop, crtv al Fonrtei'iiih sir.-, t and .Moni com' ry aveiim. win re he will imihl a linni" and hecoino a r. ,i'll u of A .li- 1. 'iid. OIL DEMAND 15 Prediction ns to the' price f oil are usually not worth much, .hoc.-iuse th" Standard (lil Compuiy Coii'.rnls il and only (lie few liioii al tho head of It know tu advance wh:.t their planu are. The following is from the Cincinnati Kuquirer: "Frank I). Kistb r, Chairman or th" Hoard of the Producers and LoHneri' 'Corporation, is limited as saying that in the face (if the increasing .demand at home and abroad the; outlook is d'cidetlly good for the advancement in the price of crude' oil and relined products until production Is Kufneient ly stimulated to meet the needs of the world markets. I.uto figures show according to Mr. Kistier. that current consumption' In this enun'try exceeds the domestic 'production of crude oil In the United. States by about 100.000 barrels a day." MRS. CURRY OF ASHLAND BURNED TO DEATH! Mrs. Relln Carry, 73 years bid, died, of Engineering with his specialty work j Tn name report shows that 109.4 ai. tho home of hrr soil, "Norman W. in Civil Engineering. He Is n mem-j miles of Federal nid roods were com Curry, Ashland, Wednesday us the ' her of the llorace Mann Literary plcted In Kentucky during the fiscal result of burns sustained when her j Soclotv and the American Society of year 11122, the State receiving $l,6!l!), clothing was ignited In some unknown ; Civil Engineers, but his successful .804' in (loveinmont funilR. Of this manner. She was alone upstair when : attention und devotion to his studies i lo!.4 mile of road, 77.3 miles are her scronms brought members of hen have been his greatest, college nt-j listed n old roiwl that. 'ware graded family to her assistance. - Old Santa, Were Waiting County Agent I'aker Returns From Meeting County Agent C C. linker was in l.evliicion nil hist week intending 'the unniial nn ( ting of the Kentucky comity agents and home e. innn'tra t'nn ai.,.i:i at which one hundred and forty Wore in attendance. .The convention iv;i i held every day in the agriculture building at the t'nivi rsity. .Many prominent Agricul turists, wer" on the program and the various t a 1 If-xwpre very helpful to all who iittend"d. Forenierst among the spi ake r- were C. li. .Vmith. chief of the office of extension work at the I'nlted Slates department of agricul ture and George K. Farrell. Held agent for the I'niteel States department ex-t'sj-'on woi-:. They praised highly Ihr Kentucky plan of couiimmity cluii work anil congratulated the agent upon their e fforts to. plant thej new farm enterprise firmly throughout the slate. Wa ne .Man Killed At Kcnova by Car A CMii tb.-'tlit to be Welch Collins. '" Wayne, W. Va., was killed early Tio .niay morai.'i.'; i,t Kolloy'!i c'irnor in '.' nova when struck bv a str(( t ca,-. The report stated that Co'lNnu as lying fac" d iwnward on the street car tracks and was not seen by the motoruian until it was too Jut t apply the brakes. SAM FRAZim " DIES AT FT. GAY ''be (J.-nth of S.r.ii (I. Fnizier no cuiTid on Saturday inorning at his home in 1'oit (lay. W. Va.. following a long illness. Ho was a brother of L. I. Kra.i' r of Catlellsjiurg, and W. J. Frai'ior of Logan. W. Va. They were seen of Wm. F. Frad.T, el"cins"d, and were valid In Fori tiny, Sam KrazhT "i.'i'el r. -; h's entire life thor.'. lie was ii!i y iirs of age aad was never ma. rii d. l'is br il'ieri v.-e ru at his lied i ido in his la -t hoi.rs. Xv. Fraior hail for many years bee 'i a member of Vinson .Masonic lodge, and the funeral service -was in charge of the lodge and was conduct ed at-the M, K.. Church South on Monday morning nt 10:;pi. Ilurlal took place' in the cemetery at that place. . Mr. Frazi'r was always a good citi zen, honosi, intelligent, and well iv l'lM.!o,l. Wayne and Lo&an Counties included in Ucad Work The West Virginia stale road com mission awarded contracts Wednesday tor ihe grading and draining of Oil miles of state roads in fourteen conn t.ii s and construction of. two bridges in Wiivtie ii 'id Logan Co'inl.i.-'i;., The cost of h". work will ho ' mora than. .5 i.ea'iii.iiim. if is said. The counties in which the 'work is In bv done at'" Monroe, ichnkts, Poi-ahontas. ltalo1gh, Wi'.yli.', : Pleas ants. Wetel liraxtou. Doddridge. Mine nil, Pendleton, Randolph and Mcl'iiwcll. .'-. H. F. SAMMONS MAKING V GOOD AT UNIVERSITY (Special to the News) LKXINUTO.S', Ky..- Hie. IS. There Is a certain typo of students nt the University of Kentucky which char acterize s itself by It 'quiet presence mingUd with en aloofness from tho various .. n vocative activities nt that institution' hilt which .builds a founda tion that, always, in itself, bespeaks a greater future strut ture. - One of this particular ejiin Is H. P.: Sanimons, ion of Mr. and Mr. . M. Committee that Kentucky will nave Summons, , of Louisa. Summons is . 51.551.003 as n net balance Tor road noy turning the Inst post in his col-j work to its credit in the Federal Trea lego course as a Senior In the College i bury July 1, 1!?3. tributes. , ... EXCITEMENT IN BREATIflTT COURT JACKSON', Ky. -After a tense mo ment Saturday during the trial of F.leaney, .Nutl.an and Wilson demons charged with the murder of Green Wntkina. in which spectators, counsel and witnesses were on their feet, Jjd(;ri Sam llur. t ordered all women entering the court room lo be-search-ed. .':-.'' Mrs, Rudy Hudson was appointed deputy, sheriff and took her stand with the seven men guards at the door. A Colt's "-15" was strapped around her waist. The trial is proving one of the most bitter ever fought In. this section of the State. Fearful lest Mountaineer vengence Keek a solution of the crifne before the law ha taen it course, Judge Hurst is using every precau tion to prevent a clash between the opposing parties. The jt'.rUt has established an exit order for those in the court house when court adjourn. The defendants and their counsel with a guard are Ci" lnvt to leave. These are followed by th" jurors. The spectators then tile out. Siturlay afternoon as Attorney A. I". liyrd for the defense- asked Bud Corahs on the stand If friends of Wat !:ius had not intimidated the Witness on the edge of town, nn objection was railed by the Commonwealth. Attor ney llyrd then turned to the Jurors, it is said, nnd shouted: "Well, it is the truth anyway." Clay Watklns, brother of the man slain, shouted that, tils statement of the attorney was not' true. As Byrd turned to face his ac cuser spectators and counsel jumped t their feet. Judge Ilur.-.t threatened to clear th" courtroom and place both in jail unless order waa immediately r 'stored. Deputy sheriffs appeared be hind th" bar and the trial was Boon under way again. Courier-Journal. . New Auditorium For Morpan High School The West Liberty Courier says: ork will be: commenced this week on a new auditorium tor tho Morgan County High 'School." The building will ho 50x70 feet and .will, have a commodious stage in the rear. The building is being erected to take care of the. .increased attendance in the school. It will be used for chapel cx ere ises and the din-pel in tho school building will hi; converted into class rooms. The new- building will also be used as a gymnasium,', assembly hall nsid for Kchool entertainments, it will also be a community Tenter nnd will add much to the effectiveness of the school. The Hoard of Kducatlnn is to bo commended for its forwardlooking in this matter. . STATE'S SHARE IN W A Kl 1 1 NOTOX. A total of $68,781, 5.".:! for the Department of Agriculture for the liscal year, ending June 30, would bo set asldo by the annual .agricultural uppropriutlon'bill received by the House. This is Sl.852,380 .more than die total of the 192.1 'ap propriations and SJijOJHiO less than the amount requested in the budget es timates. ;' Out of the ?6S,7Sl.ir.5S total. $32,300, 000 - would. 'be'- appropriated for road construction, in accordance with tho ' Federal- Highway Act ot 1021. In cannection with this Federal Aid i Act, il was estimated' by the depart- tttient In the hearings on the present bill before the House Appropriations land drained. . . . APPEAL TO R. R. . COMMISSION FOR .BETTER SERVICE Petitions From Big Sandy Valley Asking that C. & O. Improve ' Equipment. .''" ' Citizens of Pikevllle have started a movement to appeal to tho Kentucky Railroad Commission for better equip ment and better service on Big Sandy passenger trains. A petition was sent to Louisa and other cities in the val ley and t being circulated. - j . All other efforts to get relief bave failed. The Big Sandy News has been assured by C. & O. officials two or three time that this matter would bn attended to. The last time was about two years when we Were asked to discontinue our attacks on the ground j that war conditions were still burden- nig ine remu, Ulll cj. wuid luiu - Mitti the Big Sandy division would be im proved as soon as possible. Nothing more has been heard about It and we are convinced that vigorous, action will be necessary to bring about any Improvement. . , - The NEWS has defended the rail roads when it believed they were right and In ycases where injustice , was evident; but we are sure the public is not receiving fair treatment at the hands of the C. A O. on the Big Sandy division. Coaches decent enough for ladies to ride in are demanded so that those who do not want to pay the unreas' onable excess for a seat In the chair car ma7 travel In a coach. Also, to accommodate those who find the chair car full, which is oftener the case than otherwise. , Airplane Trips to . Blaine and Keaton ' .4 John Wood made two airplane trips to Blaine Wednesday for passengers. On one' of these trip h carried the first woman passenger who has made the flight. Miss Nola Edwards, dep uty county court clerk, was taken to her home one mile beyond Blaino town. B. B. Bird, an oil worker, made the trip at the same -time. .. . . . . Dr. H. H.. Sparks and Dr. C. B. Walters, two of Louisa's dentists, made the triD from Louisa to Blaine on Thursday afternoon of last week. Mr. Wood will establish permanent service between these points if the business will justify it - .1. T.VINSON TO SPEAK HERE Hon. Z. T. Vinson, of Huntington, very kindly has accepted an invitation, from Sunday School Supt, Augustus Snyder to come to Louisa and give a talk on some of the things he saw in Europe last summer, particularly the passion play, which he saw at Ober- amergau. The date nas not Deen fixed, but it will be some time before January 20th. If an evening date Is selected an effort will be made to bave Lon . Hutchinson come .over from Huntington and show the pictures of the Passion Play, which he possesses. Thiswill be a great occasion. Mr. Vinson's ability is well Known here and he is always an interesting speak er. Having spent a large part of bis boyhood as resident of Louisa he is glad to return at any time. Before tho date for the home coming event was tlxed he wrote the. NEWS that he iwas looking forward to the occa sion with great pleasure. But he was yet in Europe when the affair took place, and therefore we missed having him with us. Lon Hutchinson also, wa a citizen of Louisa In the days of his youth. He was here during the home coming. ; Full particulars will bo announced ns soon as arrangements are com pleted. ' " ' " : . j Biggs Insurance Case Continued in Court Tho caso of Lola Fannin guardian, ngainst the Federal Life Jnsurance Co. in which suit has been brought against the life insurance company on behalf of T. S. Biggs ot Olive Hill, for $5000 alleged to be due the son on an accident policy held by his fathor. was continued until Thursday by Judge Cochran. . ... Doctor Biggs, policy holder. It will he remembered was shot and killed in Olive Hill by Charles F. Duval last winter. CLAYHOLE MEN GIVE ' : BOND AND ARE RELEASED French, Leslie and Shade Combs and Georgo Allen, Jr., executed bond Wednesday and departed for their respective homes in Breathitt county. The signers of the bond are Elbert Hargls. Jackson; Sewell Williams, Jackson: S. J. Cockrell, Jackson; S. H. Mcintosh, Clayholei Clay Watklns. Jackson; E. C. Hyden, Jackson; W. H. Flanery, Catiettshurg, and John Hnllon, Ashland. The bonds were fixed at $5,000 each and the trials are set for the fourth day of the May term. Ashland Independent .. ' ' ' i 1 Miss Elizabeth Yates returned Wed nesday evening from Ashland where she had spent .the past few months with MrsJ Nora Sullivan. G. B.' Roberts and family, of Lex ington, arejiere to spend the holidays with relntlves.