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THE HARTFORD HERALD. Subscription $l.o0 Per Tear, in Advance " "" ' " s, ef i:; fahu libwim h a, am." A'trfa ,o& Printing Neatly Executed. ft 47th YEAR. HARTFORD, KYV, WEDNESDAY, FEI5RUARY 10, 1921. NO. 7 ! I' ll r i ' THREE PRISQKERS ESBftPE FROM STATE REFORMATORY Two Murderers and One Embez zler; Guards Fail to Per form Duty. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 13. -Heber Hicks, youthful slayer of Mrs. Joy Sparks, Clay,. Ky., who escaped elec trocution by the Tote of one Juror, was among three prisoners fleeing Xrom the Frankfort Reformatory early tonight. The others are: Roy Blackburnr Frankfort, for mer bookkeeper of the BTjard of Charities and Corrections, sentenced for forgery, . . Chester Phelps, Knox County, erring a life term for murder. The men sawed two bars from a window at the north end of the white cellhouse. Guard Charles M. Bryant saw Hicks, the last man go ing out, and gave the alarm. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 14. Four guards who had charge of the cell house of the Frankfort Reformatory where two life-termers and another prisoner sawed their way out early last night were suspended today by Warden William H. Moyer, At the same time the warden said he was conducting an investigation to as certain why George Hicks, captain of the guards, deliberately violated his special Instructions and let He ber Hicks, '20-year-old slayer of a young woman In Webster County, out of his cell.. LOUISVILLE LIVESTOCK MAR ' . KET MONDAY, FEB. 14, 1021 Cattle Receipts 1,588 head, against 1,663 last Monday, 1,537 v twe- weeks ' ago and 1,269 . a year 'agdA fairly good supply arrived for the opening day's trade but ac tlvity was displayed from the start, offerings selling on a.;' steady to strong basis. Fairly good call for the best light butchers at steady prices: medium and common grades unchanged. No change In canner, cutter or bull values; best canners S3 down; best bolognas $5 5.50 Fairly good demand for the best milch cows at prevailing prices, Trade in heavy steer division early indicated steady to strong prices; a few sales early around $77.25 Big demand for the ' best quality stock cattle at prevailing prices; medium and plainer kinds less ac tive. ' " Calves Receipts 242 head. Mar ket active at Bteady rates. Best veals $ 10.50 11; medium to good $58; common to medium $3 5. Hogs Receipts 1,667 head, prices established on a steady basis. Demand active, from all sources. Best hogs, 200 pounds and up, sold $9.50; 120 to 200. pounds $10; 90 to 120 pounds $9.25; 90 pounds down $8.25; throwouts $7.25 down. Sheep and Lambs Receipts 38 bead. Trade generally unchanged. Best sheep sold $3 down, bucks $2 down; best lambs ranged from $7 to $10; seconds $4 5. 'SLEEPING SICKNESS KILLS WOMAN, 40 OTHERS ILL Louisville, Ky.. Feb. 14. The ' number of recent deaths caused by sleeping sickness was brought to three yesterday, when Mrs. Anna Matthews, 53 years old, succumbed a the City Hospital. She contract ed the Illness several days after aha was admitted to the hospital suffer ing from nervousness. Dr. Ellis Owen, City Health Offi cer, estimated that there are forty cases of sleeping sickness In Louis Hie at present. He said that two of the three deaths were out-of-town residents, who were broaght here for treatment. GO TO FRANKFORT. County Judge Mack Cook and 'Representative I. 8. Mason went to Frankfort, Monday to meet with the Stat Highway Commission for the purpose of securing aid to complete the grading and other work on the Uartford-Owensboro road. NEW LINOTYPE SCHOOL . As soon as necessary arranger menta can be perfected, a school for ' Linotype. Instruction will be opened at tub office. ' SHERIFFS MUST RE- ' PORT ALL FIRES Sheriffs of every county In the state and chiefs of Are departments have been instructed by J. A. Stel tenkamp, chief deputy auditor in charge of the state department of Are prevention and rates, that they must report all fires that occur within their Jurisdiction. ., The notification, which has Just gone out in the form, of a letter, calls attention to a law passed by the 1920 legislature making It the duty of sheriffs and chiefs of Are departments to make such reports. The state bureau, according 'to I Mr. Steltenkamp, never has been ! able H list accurately all fires In the state and for this reason the law was passed. A report within ten days Is compulsory, and an al lowance of twenty-five cents for each fire reported Is made. ' BLOODHOUNDS LOCATE RUNAWAY COLLEGE GIRL Lexington, Ky., Feb. 14. Put ting bloodhounds on the trail of a missing girl may not be customary, but It was the method ' of search adopted by Lexington paretns when Miss Louise Butner, 17 years old, disappeared from the Cardone Visi tation Academy near Georgetown. Mrs. Will Butner, Lexington, call ed Saturday night at the school for her daughter, having been tipped to a possible elopement. The daugh ter left the room and never came back. Captain Milllgan's bloodhounds were ordered from Lexington. They trailed the girl to Georgetown, where she was found in a store. She had spent the night with Georgetown friends. $70,000 VERDICT FOR ATTORNEYS Louisville, Feb. 12. A verdict for $70,000 was returned by the Jury late today in the suit for a $125,000 fee for special counsel in the Bingham Inheritance tax litiga tion against the state. The decision was reached after two hours and fifteen minutes of deliberation. The case had been In progress for an entire ' week. The sum Is subject to a $10,000 retainer fee. The case decided today was on an appeal taken last July after a Jury in county court returned a ver dict for $125,000. Special counsel Hite Huffaker, James Garnett and Robert Gordon were appointed In October, 1917 by Governor Stanley and discharged April 6, 1920 by Governor Morrow. WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD Death claimed William Brown, aged 74 years, 11 months and 17 days,, at his home near Hartford last Thursday night Feb. 10. He had been ill of diseases incident to old age for some time. Mr. Brown was born in Nelson county, Ky., Feb. 24, 1846 but had been living In Ohio County many years. In early manhood he professed faith In Christ and Joined the Methodist church remaining a faithful mem ber until death. He was one of the county's most respected citizens. His wife and two children pre ceded him to the grave,, but he has one son, 'John Brown, and one daughter, Mrs. McDowell, still living. He is also survived by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Hamlin's Chapel . by Rev, Harper, of Hartford. The body was laid to rest In the Milton Tay lor burying grounds. ASKINS STORE DESTROYED Mr.- George Clark's general store at Askius was recently destroyed by Are. The entire stock of goods as well as the building were consumed. The property was Insured but we are not Informed as to the amount. , INFANT DEAD Louise Rlggs, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hipsley Rlggs, of near Heflln, died Feb. 7. Death was caused by hydrostatic pneumonia. She was 11 months and IS days old. Burial occurred at Wood ward's Valley Feb. I. The Landls Singing Orchestra will appear at the school auditorium here, February 22. This, is said to( ds one or the best numbers on the, IleUpulb Lyttiuu course. $5,000 PAYROLL SIOIEN J FROM TRUCK Hi CORBIN I . 'Taken From Station Platform Wlie on Way to Wiscon sin Steel Co. Mines Corbin, Ky., Feb. 11. A pouch of registered mail, said to have con tained $50,000 In cash consigned by a Cincinnati bank to the Wisconsin Steel Company at Benham, Ky., was stolen from a truck on the station platform In Corbin, Ky., last night. Postofftce Inspector W. E. Green away confirmed the report that the pouch of mall had been stolen, but declared that he did not know Just what mail or what sum of money, If any, was missing. He had been notified by Pbsoffice Inspector Thomas Dlskln at Cincinnati, in whose territory the robbery oc curred. Payments In ComIi Mail from the Cincinnati-Atlanta through train is transfered to the Cumberland VaJIey Division at Cor bin. A banker at Pinevllle, where the money for the Wisconsin Steel Com pany is transferred to the Clover Fork branch train to be sent to P.enham, said that, the money tor the big coal operators' payrolls was usually received on' Friday morning. All the company's payments are made in cash. The company has a big force of men at work at its mines in Benham, which is in Har lan County beyond Lynch. . The mines have been working a full force all winter because the com pany consumes Us own products at Its mills in the North. First news in Plneville and Mid dlesboro of the robbery came from a conductor on the Cumberland Val ley train, who told passengers of the theft. It was reported from Middles boro that three bags of mail were ripped open and that suspect had been arrested at Jellico, Ky. COOLIDGE RAISE VOT ED BY SENATE Salary Increase of $;l,OO0 May Mwt Objections In House, However Washington, Feb. 12. A salary Increase of $3,000 a year from $12,000 to $15,000 was voted for Vice President Coolidge by the Sen ate, which at the same time reduc ed his already small patronage roll by striking out a provision for a private telegraph operator at $1, 500 a year. Elimination of the provision for a telegraph operator was made at the request of Vice President Mar shall who said the Vice President had no need for a private operator. He urged that the Senate accept an amendment providing tor a private messenger for the Vice President at $1,000 a year, instead of a page at $600. FORMER OHIO COUNTY CITI- ZEN DIES IN KANSAS CITY Mrs. Sarah Isabel Rhodes, 76 years old, died at the home of her son, O. E. Rhodes, 6615 Lee street, Kansas City, Mo.. Tuesday Feb. 8. Among relatives known here are a brother, J. P. Gilmore, of Fords vllle; niece, Mrs. J. H. Roberts, of Fordsvllle, three nephews, Cal P. Keown and Sam Keown, of Hart ford, and. John Keown, of Evans ville, Ind. Mrs. Rhodes was reared near Fordsvllle, and has many friends in this county. FIRE DESTROYS BARN Mr. C. H. Walker, of Patttevllle, this county, lost s good barn by fire recently. The blase , originated , from a Are used by men stripping tobacco In the barn. Besides the barn, 5000 lbs. of tobacco, some' oats a lot of baled hay and straw j and quite a bit or Harness was burned. . . : MRS. WARRINER DEAD Word has been received her of the death of Mrs. Laura Warriner, which recently occurred in Newark, N, J. Mrs. Warriner was the moth er of Mrs. D. Ellis Thomas and re sided with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, at this place t number, of years, and hud many appreciative frluuds here. TWO HORSES DROWNED; MEN NARROWLY ESCAPE Drive Into Washout While Crossing Backwater Near South Panther While passing through backwat er from Lower Panther between Magan and Whitesville, last Thurs day night, Messrs. Almond Duke ana Ernest Midkiff accidentally i1 rove into a washout overturning liieir wagon, downing a horse and mule and themselves narrowly es caping 3 watery death. They were returning from Owens boro tfhere they had taken a four horse load of tobacco and not know ing of the washout believed the road to be safe. The off wheel horse and off mule of the front team were thrown Into the deep water and could not be saved. The other mule of the front team kick ed . loose from the' stretchers and wai resued after he swam a con siderable distance. The lead wheel hor was released and although badlf bruised Is recovering. There was no insurance on the teams. The mule that was downed belonged to Mr. Puke and cost $300 The horse which belonger to Mr. J. R. JlU'.kiff cost $175. The drivers and those who as- sisted In the rescue were in the water several hours. Messrs. Earl ani Carl Maden were Just behind the other parties but seeing the ac cident were able to turn their team and po back before reaching the dangerous road. TALK MALADY GRIPS GIRL; CAN'T STOP EVEN ASLEEP Waukegan. 111., Feb. 14. Miriam Rubiiul, 8 years old, has been talk ing constantly since Saturday, Feb. 5, rnd all efforts by specialists to ' stop her have failed. A wept neo the cirl complained of f?ahis in her arms and shoulders. The next day she started talking and since that time has slept only two hours. She continued to talk while asleep. Physicians say that she apparent ly Is normal in every respect except for the continued talking, which con tinus even while she is asleep. WOLF WHICH KILLED 1,000 DEER TO BE SEEN IN ZOO Washington, Feb. 11. A mighty deer-slayer with a side line taste for sheep, is to be exhibited soon at the National Zoo here. It Is a timber wolf trapped by a a Government hunter In the Cas cade Mountains In the Pacific Northwest after having killed 1, 000 deer. With Its mate the deer-slayer Is credited with having killed twenty seven sheep In a single night. WITH SEVEN WIVES, HE LOST COUNT; HAD TWO AT ONCE Atlanta, Ga fFeb. 14. "Uncle" Newt Liming, 80, told a Judge though he bad wed seven times, he never Intentionally had more than one wife at a time. An erroneous report that No. 6 was dead caused him to marry No. 7, the aged man said. So the court reduced ball from $300 to $200. "Uncle" Newt went back to bis peddling business and his seventeen children. He is a confederate veteran. 93,250 AWARD TO GIRL FOR MASHED HAND UPHELD Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 14. Al though Fay McRoy, 18 years old, employe of the Capital Laundry Company Louisville, admitted that her attention was distracted from her work for a moment Just before her hand was caught in the man gle, the Court of Appeals affirmed a verdict of $5,250 In ber favor against the company. GOVERNOR AND WIFE ON TRIP TO NEW YORK Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 14. Gov ernor Morrow and Mrs. Morrow left for New York to spend ten days. During the trip, Governor Morrow hopes to interest members of th Kentucky Society of New York in the Old Kentucky Home, the Fds-, ter Memorial, and obtain contribu tions for the fund to purchase Fed-! rui am: LEAVES DEI) FOR DEATH IV SPRING Owensboro, Feb. 12. Leaving her huband sleeping in bed, Mrs. T. 8. Cook, of Llvia, stole out of her home at an early hour and making her way to a spring on the farm of T. C. Coke, a neighbor, ended her life In Its chilly waters. When Mr. Cook awoke about 5 o'clock and missed his wife, he call ed neighbors who foand the body after a short search. Mrs. Cook was 30 years old and had been despondent since the death of her mother, which occurred about f.ve months ago. She was said to have been mentally derang ed. Coroner Gillison was notified, but no inquest was held. Dr. Hard wick, of Livia, in making out the burial certificate, certified that Mrs. Cook came to her death by suicidal drowning, brought on by mental derangement. Mrs. Cook was formerly Miss Fannie Foor. daughter of J. Foor, of Butler county. No funeral arrangements will be made until a son of Mr. Cook by first wife, now residing in Florida, can arrive. O'boro In quirer. BAKER SAYS CROOKS MASK AS EX-SERVICE MEN Washington, Feb. 14. An ap peal to the newspapers of the coun try to guard against designating as "ex-service men" burglars hold up men and other criminals without proper investigation wa3 issued by Secretary Baker. He declared that the expression was becoming in creasingly common and that in many cases investigation would prove that the persons referred to had never been identified with the nations' armed forces. "It is popular Just now for crimi nals to plead that they served in the army or navy in the war in the hope of gaining sympathy," Mr. Baker said. HOOSIKK CHARGED WITH C REMATION OF PARENTS Chicago, Feb. 14. Ralph Davis arrested here on a charge of em bezzling funds of the Farm Bureau of Newton county, Indiana, also faces charges of having murdered his aged father and mother, accord ing to a long distance telephone message received from the sheriff at Kentland, Ind. Davis was rushed out of Chicago and taken to the Jail at Rensselaer, Ind. The parents of the prisoner were buVned to death when fire destroyed their farm home near Revere, Ind., January 21. INVENTS NEW METHODS FOR ROCKPORT SCHOOLS, Rockport, Ind., Feb. 14. Prof. A. H. Kennedy returned from Chicago where he delivered a lecture on the visualization of numbers, at the University of Chicago. Prof. Ken nedy invented the geometrical blocks which are used in the schools throughout the United States and Europe. The visualization of num bers Is a new method he has invent ed to teach the primary department arithmetic. BOY WALKS TWENTY MILES TO FIND MOTHER Winchester, Ky., Feb. 14 Through tunnels and over a seventy-five-foot railroad trestle, 9-year-old Earl Newell, leaving home os tensibly for school, walked the twenty miles between Clay City and Winchester to find his mother, who was visiting her sister, Mrs. Hood Curtis, here. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE All persons having claims against the estate of A. J. Carter, deceased, will file same properly proven with me by May 1, 1921. or they will be barred, and those owing said estate will please call and settle. This Feb. 12. 1921. 7-3tp. J. W. CARTER, Adm'r. LOUDEN DECLINED NAVY POST, REPORT Washington, Feb. 14. Former Governor Lowden of Illinois has been offered and has declined the post of Secretary of the Navy under President Harding, according to some of his fi loads note. MANY OEAO IN PATH OF flEBCE TOsffiO Two White Persons and Thirty Negroes Victims in Giorgia; Buildings Wrecked Oconee, Ga., Feb. H. A tornado that struck the Gardner settlement, one, mile from here, shortly after the noon hour last Thusday, brought death to two white per sons and nearly 30 negroes, aud serious injury to five white persons und more than a score of negroes. A stretch of land extending from Oconee almowt to Toomsboro, in Washington County, nearly five miles long and about a half mile wide, is as barren as a prairie, not a building nor a tree being left standing. Youth Decapitated Anion? t!:; dead is Benjamin Franklin Orr, 14-year-old youth, who was decapitated. His head had not been found at a late hour. The only other white person who met death in the tornado is the thrje-year-old daughter of E. L. Minor, ni:nar ;f Shepherd cum lui.ary at t!i riant of !)'? (I'vo-lar.d-Ucone.i Lumber Company. Eiihty-two children and three seichers '..ire In a school building on the edg of the Gardner settle ment when the tornado struck. The building was literally twUted to pieces and the fragments scattered for miles around. The children were picked up by the wind and carried for some distance, but it is Dtf i ially announced that only nno child was seriously bruised. Approximately 40 houses were blown down in the Gardner settle ment. The Shepherd Bros', com missary at the big lumber plant was reduced to kindling wood, Orr and four negroes meeting death there. Ten feet away from the omni mry was the general otTue of t.i- t'bve-land-Oconee Lumber Company, which was untouched by the storm. The 15-acre plant of the luinlmr company, which practically owns the settlement site of Gardner, was not seriously damaged by the wind, although millions of feet of lumber piled in the yards was scattered. The tornado spent its force local ly immediately beyond the plant of the lumber company, in the settle ment of 40 houses and four stores. Most of the people residing In this section were negroe3, the white peo ple of the town living on higher ground a short distance away. POPULAR NEWSPAPER MAN DIES IN LOUISVILLE Louisville, Ky., Feb. 12. James R. Keller, one of the best known newspaper men In Louisville, died at 6 o'clock last Wednesday at the residence of his mother, 1109 South Brook street. Though he had been in poor health tor five years, the death of Mr. Keller came as a great shock to his friends, as he was able to bo at his desk with the Times the even ing before. He was weak when be returned home that night and re tired early. He was taken with a severe illness soon after, and at midnight became unconscious. NEW YORKERS WASTE MILLION LOAVES WEEKLY New York, Feb. 14. New York ers eat 2,500,000 loaves of bread dally- and waste 1,000,000 loaves weekly, declared Mrs. Louis Reed Welzmiller, Deputy Market Com missioner, at a meeting of house wives and wholesale bakers. This Is one reason, she said, why the price of bread does not decrease. She added, however, that a recent survey showed that reductions in materials have not been reflected In prices to household consumers. MORROW APPOINTS NEGRO MAGISTRATE IN CHRISTIAN Hiram Smith, oue of the leading colored citizens of this city, has been appointed as magistrate by Governor Morrow to fill out the un expired term of T. II. Moore, whose mental condition has been such for the past few months that ha has been unable to discharge the duties of the office. Magistrate Smith met with the fiscal court last Tuesday for the first Ume. Hopklnsrllls News Era.