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, THE "HARTFORD HER ALD.
Subscription $1.50 Per Tear, in Advance ' "' f frfr ima ih. w r in ra i,.Mt.fl ,i i. t,Vk - At Whirls Jnh Prfntinn Neatly Fvrrvirr ft 47th YEAR. HARTFORD, KY.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY :!(. 1021. NO. 4 AJ 5 'NIGHT RiDESS fiffiFlUT IS THREE COUNTIES Many Farmers Are Threatened v For Selling Tobacco; Gov ernor to Act Lexington, Ky., Jan. 24. Night riders appeared In the burley dis trict of the State Saturday night and Sunday morning when a band -of about twenty-five or thlrty-flve masked and armed men called from ' their beds farmers and growers of -tobacco in a twenty-mile "circle in " Bath and Fleming Counties, and threatened them with personal violence. Montgomery County far mers also were visited. Reports show, that about fifteen farmers were visited, but the names of only Ave were disclosed by the authorities. They are: T. S. Robertson, Bethel, Bath County; Thomas Croath, Jake Boyd .and a farmer named Stevens, Bath County; W. T. Shields, and a truck -driver named Tomlin, Sherbourne, Fleming County. Ib-gin On County Line The men began operations near the line between Bath and Fleming -Counties, as first reports of threats were received from Sherbourne near Flemlngsburg. From some point not yet determined by the county authorities they proceeded ' toward Bethel, rousing several far mers on the way. ' When these went to the door the Wfhtrtders laughed and told them thi hey were "look- lag for a doctor.' T. 8. Robertson, wealthy farmer, was called from his home about 11:39 o'clock Saturday night. Be fore his house he saw about twenty' five men, mounted, masked and Four nightrlders approached him armed, he said. on-foot, with 'their backs to-'nlm and warned him not to raise any tobacco nest year, and not to sell or haul any this season. . He told county officers that he replied defiantly, and said that he had no intention of obeying the or ders. Then the spokesman for the nightrlders threatened arson and personal violence. When they were ready to leave, they msfcle him face away from the road, and told htm that if he look ed around as they were leaving that they would "put a bullet through him." Other Farmers Warms! This point marked the farthest Inroad of the nightrlders, and the men swung buck In the direction of the Fleming County lino. On the way they awakened 'Thomas Croath, Jake Boyd, and a farmer named Stevens, and repeat ed the warning they had given Rob ertsoa. At those places shots were fired as the band left, but no dara ge was done, the intention being, apparently, to scare. the farmers. At Sherbourne, W. T. Shields, and a truck driver named Tomlin were summoned to their doors and warned not to haul any more tobac co to market In their trucks, under threat of punishment. No damage was reported. County authorities of Bath were Investigating the reports al day Sunday, but at a late hour bad not been able to obtain anyinformatlon pointing to the Identity of the men composing the band. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 24. If In ' vestlgations of reported night rld- lns: in Bath and Fleming Counties, now being made tor him by County Attorney D. W. Doggett and Sheriff Walter Boyd of Bath, reveal threats by bands of armed men, Governor Morrow said today, he will ask the Circuit Court there to impanel a special grand jury to indict those responsible. County Attorney J. D. Pumphrey of Fleming told the Gov ernor that no report of trouble In Fleming County had reached him. 'J sL The Governor said that be would iii a.r all forcei of the- State behind ar - the local authorities to stop such practices. m UNAUTHORIZED CLERKS IN t ANT. GENERALS OFFICE Fraukfort, Ky.. Jan. 23. "I. find that the salary list has been bur dened with extra and unauthorised clorks, stenographers and war rec- ord compilers, and that where de tachments of soldiers are sent on emergency calls meals and lodg Ing have been charged at unrea sonable prices," declares State In spector and Examiner Henry E. James, in a report on the office of adjutant general covering a period from July 1, 1918, to June SO, 1920. . BOV SERIOUSLY INJl'RED WHEN STRUCK BY AITO Richard Brawner, 9 year old 1 grandson of Mrs. Emma Hudson, of thlsy city, was seriously injured when an automobile driven by Wil liam Afford Davidson, son , of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Davidson, run against him at about 2:30 Sunday after noon. The boy had been out walk ing with Mrs. Horace Pendleton and his aunts, Misses Edna and An na Hudson, and the ladles were sit ting on the stacks of saw logs near the depot while he was playing just across the street. The street between the log's and the railroad is exceedingly narrow and seeing a car approaching along the narrow passage one of the la dies called to the boy to cross the street and then seeing that the auto was too near she told him nor to cross. , While the little fellow was hesitating the fender of the car struck him and those who were present seem to be uncertain as to whether or not the car passed over his body. His right leg was" broken about three inches above the knee and a good sized gash cut in the back of his head. Besides the driver his little broth er was in the car, and they were. so excited that instead of placing the Injured boy in the car and taking him home or to a physician they motored on up town but later secur ed physicians A. B. Riley and H. H. Pendleton, who dressed the injuries, after the boy had been hauled home In a buggy. He was getting along reasonably well at the hour of going to press. MURDERER OF EX-SOLDIER TO SERVE PRISON TERM Whitesburg, Ky., Jan. 24. Bron son Waddell, charged with the mur der of Emery Webb, soldier, at Cowan Branch last November, was sentenced te servo fourteen years in the penitentiary. The testimony showed that Waddull killed Wobb in a dispute over some apples the soldier had brought from across the mountain. Webb's dying statement wero enterod as evidence. Waddell said after the murder that Webb was his fifth victim, that be had killed four men In North Carolina, his home State. MRS. WILSON fHVK8 FIRST RECEPTION SINCE WAR Washington, Jan. 24. Mrs. Wil son entertained, the ladies of the diplomatic corps at luncheon. It was the first large social function at the White House since the president was taken ill nearly two years ago, and the first time since 1917 the gat s have stood open and carriages and motors crowdod the driveways as in pie-war days. BABY KAL1-8 FROM SECOND STORY Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 24. Nancy, 2-year-old daughter of J. M. Houghland, oil mar., fell from. a second story of the Houghland home and was perhaps fatally injur ed. She wus taken to Nashville Tenn., by her mother and physi cians for examination. The father is in Chicago on business. HORSES SELLING AT $1: MULES 910 IN GEORGIA Washington, Jan. 24. Horses are selling for f 1 a head, mule for 10 a head In Oeorgia, and cotton planters are without funds to pay their bills, Martin Amorous of Marietta, Oa., tol4 the house bank ing and currency committees. PATTERSON WELLS Mr. Ervln Wells, age 20 and Miss Clemmer Patterson, age 16, both of Centertown, came to Hart ford, Friday morning and after se curing marriage licenses were unit ed In the holy bonds of matrimony at the court house. Rev. Russell Walker, Pastor of Hartford Bap tist church performed the ceremony The Hartford Herald $1.50 the yeur .'SUCCESSFUL DEFENDERS OF THE Left to risM:. .Doiigla Wil!!ain, Blanton E11U, Raymond Robertson, Ozna. Shultz, Jr., VirKil Oowc and Earl Iktrth-tt. L'ft front: .Pr,. U.OJ H. Ktxnuin, Couth. M:iy we introduce to you Coach Fcemun and the defenders of the Blue and Gold, the colors of Hart ford High School? This te:uu has pUyei eight games with High Schools this season and has lost only one. TtU dfeut wns by f.e Cla'!: on quintette, one of the fasten in Western Kor.'ucky, but they won by only cue iolut, the tiA score being Li to i". Two to one la the Hartford term's average and their goal. In their games this season they have' made a total of 204 points while t'aeir opponents made a total of oniy 110. The last game playad on the local fior.r was on Friday night, Jan. 21 when these boy.i met the High School team from West Louisville. The visitors were fine looking fellows and Indeed a formidable foe. They fought hard throughout the game hut were compelled to bear to their schools the s.td news of their defeat by a score of S3 to 15. Next Saturday night, Jan. 29, the tivmi from Sheplu-niaville w!!! appear to moot and be defeated by Hartford's faithful speedsters. The paiue will be one of grent lnt-rest to all for It will be a race from start to finich. Tho visitors recently do.catcd St. Xavier which previously defeated Louiaviile High, so it Is predicted tliat this will be the hardest fought gatae of the season. However.w e have no fear of a da feat as the Hartford players will work hard, fast and in perfect unity. If every man plays to win and exerts every ounco of strength in him until the final whi.if.le blow? victory wiil again perch on Hartford's banner. ' , UliOERGBSUNO CATHEDRAL " VEMLKG liHIH CAVE Contains HumanSkeleton Which Authorities Say is That Of Aboriginie Munfordsvllle, Ky., Jim. 2. In newly discovered gilleries a human skeleton w.13 discovered Monday in the great Crystal Cave in Hart county. A great underground ca thedr.il which, it Is Bitid, will rival the wonders of Mammoth Cavo, wu3 discovered coincident ftitli the. dis covery of the bones. An avenue liaif a mile Ion;; most us level as a boulevard, al wa found by tho dome rises 200 explorers. Hero a feet above the bed of the cave. It was on a terraced ledge above the Door of tho newly discovered gallery that the ukuleton was unearthed from beneath a pllo of drift. Floyd Colllni, on whoi.e farm the cave was found throo years ago, uii covured the skeleton and ubtor rauean galleries. Overturning a tugo bnulder which blocked the passageway, he thru it a torch into the aperture and crawled through into a great passageway and there found the bones. A Cave City doctor pronounced the skeleton that of an Aborigine, perhaps a race that preceded the Indians in Kentucky. No white man is believed to have ever before traversed the grotto. The newly discovered avenue has been named Anyx avenue by the citizens of Cave City who have vis ited the place in crowds. Many miles of smaller avenues which may disclose new wonders have not yet been traversed. The cave is about eleven miles from Cave City and is near Green river. It Is nine miles from the main entrance of Mammoth Cave, but is believed, to be a distinct caw ern. SPECIAL GUARD FOR ' HENDERSON BANK i Henderson, Ky., Jan. 22. The of Mr. Charlie Baughn and It is be first precautionary measure asalust lieved that sparks from the chlm crluie that Las uot yet reached Hen- uey ' of the nearby residence oc- derson, but sweeping the couutry elsewhere, has been taken by the local banks In the appointment of H. W. Denton as special oiBcer to watch the banking 'InjtUutiuas of' the cl'.y durinj the night hours, at tht J. P. Taylor farm Center Mr, Denton wa regularly appointed town, R. F. D. No. 1. by liuiot Jouuoa, w-joo aciiou t was approved by thn ri'y coi:nc:l, and his services ns special police mair' will b rnafntained by "the banks. The Mppointment of the special officer does not mean, that the crime scaro i.as Biruck the city, but' thnt the bankers feel that it is saf er to protect their institution. in bo'.rilf of patorm. Ail of t'aa local b.inka are bitrghir-proof In the gen oral sense of tho word and are not tho lea.-it Inviting to yeggs. o RELATIVES, IN FIOIIT, SHOT WITH SAME PISTOL Lexiogton, Ky., Jan. 22. Two brother and the father-in-law of one of them, all wounded with the Hanie pistol in a fight following a family quarrel, were brought here WBIB oious ueroiiist will be added t. considerably County 5nd placed i w;w.n tllu ,.., . ... ,.,,, T,, from Dreuthitt i' hospitals, where it was said two,dani, ,.lt n(I(l U(.k wntw were of the won are in a cerlous condi tion. The shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon near the Mobray & Rob iasou lumber camp at lincithorn, where the men live. "Mop" Davis. 60 years old. shot' Ms son-in-law. Edward Tiiarp. 37,!Uoja Uj3.0..cr!a. w.'.tjn Scott Tharp, 27, went to his brother's assistance. During a scuf fle for the pistol Davis shot Scott Tharp, according to information received from Breathitt County. Tho wounded brothers then suc ceeded in gaining possession of the pistol, when Davis was shot by his son-in-law. Davis, it is said is thought to be of unsound mind. Each of the brothers was shot in the abdomen and Davis was wound ed la the abdomen, the right arm and one bullet passed through one of his fingers. The condition of the brothers is considered serious. GOOD BARN BVRNS A good barn on the lower farm of Mr. Estill Howard, near Adaburj, vas totally destroyed by fire last Wednesday night Jan. 19. For- lunately the barn was empty at the time.. The Ions is estimated at illOOO, with only $500 insurance. The farm on which the barn was located is under the management I cupled by him caused the fire, ' e Ml'LES AND HORSES FOR SALE " I, Any size; any age; can ba seen T. CSIERriELD 4-4 1. BLUE AND GOLD'jIOO.OOO EHL BOOTY 100 LOSE LIVES "any Of the Deaths Are Caused By Drinking the Poisoned Water Mexico. City. Jan. 21. More than 100 persons were drowned, ami 200 others injured in u disas ter at Pachucn when two damn about the city broke and torrents OL' water swept through this big mining center. ; One thousand were rendered homelejs. Several mines were lie-oiled nud it W believed the death ued In tho chemical treatment of ores and many deaths were due to the victims being poisoned by swal lowing this water, A HinRul.ir feature of the disas ter wan thn t-i,' two drills broke tdmilltallot. The miran l.iu nut Most of Paefcuea's scorej of mines I are on u high levjl, but four of j them on a lower level were Im mediately Hooded while the men I were working in them. HIS THIRTEENTH (Central City Argus) Mr. Leo Fentress made the race for couaty court clerk and won eight years njro, on a rlutform of seven reason why he should be elected. He could ot.Vr thirteen similar reasons for election if he were a candidate now. The thirtenth reason, a boy, arrived Monday. MARRIAGE LICENSES Allen Flelden. ase Cf, Llvermore Ky., R. 1, to Flora )empey, age 24. Llvermore R. I. Ervin We'.ls. age 10, Centertown, to Clemmer Patterson, age 16, Cen tertown. INJl'RED WHILE WRESTLING Allen Carter, who is attending High School bre received a very painful injury last Thursday while wrestling in the court house yard. I His anW.e was thrown out of place ' and the tendons badly Injured. It . It necessary for him to walk on . crutche. 1 The Hurifoid Humid $1.50 the year, rrn $76,690 Also SsL".d i.: T,. ;,U. Vernon Garages (,'uneii By Preacher Mount Virtually taineil in park'." Vernon, III., Jan. 24. all of the $1X5,(11)11 ob th theft of thirty-one of registered mail hero way recovered by po itollice in ;;ec- j tors In several raid.) in Mount Ver non. Oue of four persons arrested on suspicion of complicity in tho rob bery is the Rev. Gy Kyle, former lector of the Free Methodist Church here. Postal inspectors said approxi mately $100,000 was found in an egg crate at the home of the Rev. Mr. Kyle, the majority of which was in $20 and $50 bills. In addi tion, about J7G.000 was confiscated in one garage and about $1,600 in aaother. Both garages are said to be owned by Loren Williamson and the Rev. Mr. Kyle. Williamson uhio is being held, but postoflice inspector;) announced it was information furnished by him that led to the raids. One of the garages Is about 100 yards to the rear of the poatoilice. Four saekd containing registered mail, are believed to have been tak en from a wagon on which they were placed for delivery to a rail road station, when the driver en tered the postoflice to use a tele phone. About $27,000 in negotia ble securities also was obtained. The money was sent here from Chicago and St. Louis for use in making up payrolls at coal mines. The Rev. Mr. Kyle declared he had nothing to do with the robbery, and asserted tho first he knew of the money was when postuTice in spectors found it. "Someone placed" the" money In my home and in my garages to dis credit Wp," he said.' "I am ab solutely guiltless. I was the most surprised man in the world when tho inspectors found the money." Postoflice Inspectors Hitchcock, Rider nnd Gould questioned fhe Rev. Mr. Kyle soveral hours, but aid he maintained he was innocent. -o COl'RT HOISK ITEMS The following new suits havo been filed s'nce our last report: W. B. Miller, vs. Alva Karnes; suit on noto for $255.00. T. W. Wallace, vs. Wilbort Adams Qt al; suit on note for $G5. 00. Kiml.ley Coal Co., V. V. P,ur Conl Co.; suit for balance of $1127 on mite. James Grocery Co ; v. W. B. Johnston; suit on aect. for $124. 31. Up to Inst Saturday: County Clerk, W. C. I31ank0nshi had is sued don licenses. 44 1 passen ger automobile licenses. 18 truck licenses, 3 dealers licenses, 3 motor- laycla licenses and 21 chauffeur's li censes. The records In the office of Coun ty Tax Commissioner, D. E. Ward shows that 23 79 dogs were listed in Ohio County in 1920. FORMER OHIO CDlNTY IJOV KILLED IN GRAHAM MIXES Marvin McCrocklin, was killed while working la the mines at Grn ham, Ky., last Saturday afternoon. He fell from an electric car onto the track nnd three or four cars passed over bis body. McCrocklin was about 25 or 26 years of age and the son of Mr. uud Mrs. Albert McCrocklin, who formerly lived in Hartford. The deceased was born in this city nnd lived here until be wis ubout 8 years old. He has many relative! In tills section. Bur ial occui'ied Sunday afternoon. MORE HOME MEALS I'RGED TO tX'T ItESTAl'RANT C OST Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Frank B. McClaln, former Lieutenant Gov ernor and at present Fair Price Commissioner of the State, advo cuted more home meals a a means to bring down restaurant prices. H made this suggestion after a conference with restaurant men in which he said they refused to re duce prices In . conformity with wholesale reductions. mm