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"I Ct , Ik ImU tl t hhj IMA Ik irn 111 tisAtriif it 1 fatL Subscription $1.30 Per Tear in Advance JlJ Kinds Job Printing Neatly Execute. 47th YEAR. HARTFORD, KV.. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. 11121. Bp yo. 37 httufu? 1 JriiMf t c : SEVENTY-FIVE LOSE LIVES , IS TEXAS FLOOD ' Workers Search Ruins of 1,000 Homes for Bodies of Victims San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 10. Darkened, mud stained San Antonio tonight was searching for Its dead.) Flood waters that devastated the', business section and the Mexican residential district during the day. bad receded by nghtfall. lmpera-i tive relief work was immediately started by an army of soldiers, "Red Cross workers . and civilian volun teers. . Forty-one bodies had been recov- ered at 8 o'clock tonight with as . many more being sought in the mud drenched ruins of the residence dis ' trict. The death toll was placed offi cially at 75 by Mayor O. B Black at the . same hour. The property damage will reach 12,000,0&0. it was offlclall announced. More than ' Ave thousand are homeless. 1,000 Homes Wrecked Relief measures were centered on preventing an epidemic of pestilence 'The flood wiped out the city's drain- age and filtering systems, cutting ' off all sewers and its supply of drinking water.' More than one thousand homes 1 -and twenty blocks of the business district were wrecked. A temporary morgue has been es- . tablished at the Central fire and police station, to which the soldiers : and police . have been directed to ' bring all bodies for Identification Soldiers and police are patrolling the downtown district to prevent ' looting in the stores, a portion of the 'district being declared closed to ' all traffic except that absolutely nec ossary In rescue work and salvaging Relief Fund- Opened .A relief. fund subscription has been opened in the city and gener out contributions have already come In. - Before waters began to recede, 'Saturday morning an area estimated at two miles wide and six miles long - Including the larger part of the 'business district of San Antonio, had "been swept in the worst flood in the last thirty years. - Among ' the buildings damaged -are some of the finest in the city. The Gunter Hotel, at Houston and St. Mary's streets, at. one time lad water standing almost to, the mezzanine floor. ' The St. Anthony 'Hotel, on Travis street, also suffer . d, as well as several smaller hotels 1n the downtown district. Alamo Escape The Alamo, "The Cradle of Texas Liberty," escaped damage by waters . -due to lfs elevation. San Antonio , is a city of about 175,000 people, Besides being the largest city in Texas, it is also the military headquarters for Texas and " New 'Mexico and has a division sta tioned here Troops under Colonel Porter op ened headquarters in the federal oulldfng shortry after midnight and are patrolling the city and aiding in srescbe work Solh banks of the San Antonio river are. strewn with the wreckage of houses. A number 'of automo biles were vept away. Newspaper plants were flooded tut the 8an Antonio Light succeeded la Issuing an extra on a hand press at I a. m. Alarming reports of loss of life in the valley of the San Antonio river south of the city are coming in but the Light is unable to confirm them. Many Lose Live It is believed 'that the greatest loss of life occurred in the Mexican district. Residents In 'that section were unable to get out though aid ed throughout the night by firemen affd police and troops from fort Bam Houston. At 8 a. m., Phil Wright, commis sioner of Are and police, stated he believed the loss of life to be "very high." . He could give no definite figures. He bad Just completed a tour of the flooded district. v Cause of Flood An unprecedented rainfall which . Mean at midnight Wednesday and .wiiUnued throughout Friday and ui.u, ..u..u iuv oooa. -Ai.neia, win arrive this week to spend "t .lent Inches of rain fell during a few days with Mrs. Hancock's i Trlci. mrly last night there " father. Mr. Meadows, and at- - -rjr rV !1 In the valley tend the fair. . , of the Olmot Creek, north of the city. .Water from the creek rushed Into the San Antonio rlrer and Join - V U uig IUI IBID TT nuivu TCOO I pouring Into the rlrer from thdr heavy rain throughout the day in the city proper. I The river went out of Its banks within tew hoars. The water and electric . light - plants are located along the banks of the river and they were put out of business quick ly. Street car traffic was stopped and hundreds of people were unable to; reach their, homes. 'Many of them spent the night wandering about the business district. VOQT BBIDOE COLLAPSES AND CROWD IS DROWNED IN CREEK Chester, Pa., Sept. 10. Between thirty and forty persons were drowned thlo evening when a foot walk on the bridge crossing Chester Creek collapsed. Twenty-five bodies had been recovered at 9 o'clock. ' A fifty foot section of the bridge gave away as a throng conserva- tlvalv HMmfltAfl of lln waliihikil ttiA ' Uempt of a man w aaTe , drown. lug Italian boy, and a crowd of men, women and children disappeared as If swallowed by a trap door. There were twelve bodies- at the morgue at this writing. A dozen persons were said to be dead or dy ing at Chester and Crozier hospitals. A score of more are known to be still In the water dead or alive. FORMER HARTFORD RESI DENTS VISIT ItERE Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Kniskern and little son, Charles Beckham,' Jr., ar rived in Hartford last Thursday to Join Mrs. Knlskern's father, Mr. F. L. Felix, and visit old friends and neighbors. They, together with Mr. Felix, made the trip from their for mer home at Hinsdale, 111., to Ow ensboro, by motor, the latter having come on to Hartford while Mr. and Mrs. Kniskern visited relatives in Owensboro for a few days. The visitors were entertained at ' dinner Saturday by 'Judge and Mrs. J. S. Glenn and in like manner by Miss Mamie Bennett and Mrs. Charlotte Taylor Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Knis kern and Junior left Monday tor Louisville where they will visit Mrs. Knlskern's aunts, Mesdameh. Mar garet Johnson and Ella D. Boone. From there they will go to Shelby villa to visit Mr. Knlskern's rela tives. Mr. Felix will Join them about the last of the month and the party will motor through to Miami, Fla., where Mr.Kniskern will engage In the real estate business. Mrs. Felix who. Is visiting her son, Major Douglas D. Felix, at Washington, will return about October 1 to Mia mi where she and Mr. Felix have es tablished their winter home. CHILDREN SAVED FROM ENRAGED STEER LaBt Saturday, about noon, a three-year-old steer, which Mr. Wal ter Campbell had purchased from Mr. Press Barnard, became unruly while being driven to Mr. Camp bell's farm near here and caused considerable excitement in various parts of town. The animal escaped entirely from the drivers and Anally attacked' the small children of Mr. Fred Belcher, who were playing near their home Just off Clay Street. One of the children undoubtedly would have been seriously Injured if aid had not arrived in the person of Mr. Charlie Carpenter, who felled toe enraged steer with a club. As a result of the blow, heat and ex haustion the animal died within a short time. 1 P. T. A. RECEPTION AGAIN POSTPONED . The reception to have been held at the school building last night by the Parent-Teacher Association was potponed because of the death of James Clarence Stalsworth, a pupil of the fourth grade. A business session will be held at the school building next Thurs day afternoon at 8:30 o'clock. There will be no set program ior this! meeting. Everyone Interested In the success of the school urged to be present ; Mr. end Mrs. James Hancock and little son, James Beaty, of Leltch- IOCA li DASHES Mrs. R. D. Walker visited rela tives In Owensboro, Saturday. Prof, and Mrs. I. 8. tatan rooms with Mr. C. Martin. Mason have and Mrs. O. I Mr. Walter Wedding has returned I to Bowling Green business course. to complete a I mr, turner King has been con fined to his room with rheumallsm for several days. Mr. Marvin T. Parks made a business trip to Auburn Monday, returning Tuesday. Visit J. A. TATE'S RESTAU- RANT' corner Un,on and MalD- l old Hartford House. Mr. John Hamlet has moved into the residence recently . occupied by Mr. N. L. Rowe and family. Miss Mabel Rhoads left last week for Ruasellville, Ky., where she will attend Logan Female College. Mrs. R. R. Wedding left Saturday for Henderson where she will visit her son, Mr. Arthur Petty, and Mrs. Petty. Rev. R. T. Harper, of near this city, went to Coyletown, Ky., Mon day where he will assist in a series of meetings. Esquire W. S. Dean, of Dundee, will move to Owensboro about the 15th. Inst. He Intends to engage in the hotel business. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Combs. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Memphis. Tenn., motored to Owensboro, Tues day to attend tho Fair. Mr. and Mrs. L. C Acton and children and L. G. Barrett spent Sunday" with 'Mr. and Mrs. James Gentry, of Narrows, R. 1. Mrs. J. B. Tappan returned Thursday from Henderson where she' had been the guest of Miss Eloise Ross for several days. Little Miss Nancy McCracken daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Mc Cracken has . been quite ill ior several days but Is much better. Miss Lelia Glenn, who Is teach ing In the Central Cty High School, spent the week-end with her par ents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Glenn. Mrs. W. A. Franklin, of Calhoun Ky., will arrive, in this city Thurs day to be the guest of Mrs. Mattle B. Barrett the remainder of the week. Miss Gorin Flener, of near Crom well, has accepted a position In the graded school of Harrlsburg. Ark., and will leave for that place tomor row. - - Mr. and Mrs. John Llndley, of Livermore, were guests of Mrs. Llndley's brother, Mr. S. T. Barnett, and Mrs. Barnett, Friday and Sat urday. Messrs, Clarence and Denver Grant, who have been employed in Indiana for several weeks, returned to their home near Olaton, Sunday night. Mrs. O. B. Likens and Master Frank Likens, of Washington, D. C, visited Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Likens and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black last week. Mr. John Meadows and wife of . Leltchfleld, are expected to arrive this week to spent a few days with Mr. Meadow's Meadows. ' father. Mr. Mr. R. B. Martin has been making . some. repair and Improvements to his residence on Clay Street, includ ing concrete walks and under-pin nlng and a cellar. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hoover with Mr. J. E. - Funk and daughter, irrtir ls to Uve'ker eye. Treated O 1 sons. Forrest and J. C. were guests cf relatives la Owensboro. Whites- Ule and Pleasant Ridge, last week. hey attended the fair while In Ow ensboro. I Mr. and Mrs. Ooebel Crowe who fcave rAfllfloff 1n Wp.t Vlrvtnfa tnr Some time have returned to this lty. v. - Mrs. James C. Bennett went to wensboro Tuesday morning to vis - relatives until this afternoon. She was accompanied by her son, Geo. W- Bennett, of Island. t i Eat at J. A TATE'S RESTAU- RANT, on corner at old HART- FORD HOUSE. Hot lunches, and learn that she is considerably lm fieals at all hours. Cold Drinks, proved. IVe Cream, Fruits, Candies. I i j Richards Bros, overland show ex- Dr. J. R. Plrtle has received a hlbfted on the Keown lot opposite shipment of asbestos shingles with ' the local depot last Thursday. It which he will have his residence on tnion Street covered as soon as an' expert arrives for the purpose. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller, of Goshen, and their guests, Mr. and Sirs. W. P. Brown and daughter, and Mrs. N. M. Ray, motored to Owensboro and Sutherland one day last week. Mrs. A. B. Riley and sons, John and Baxter, returned last Tuesday from Herrln, 111., where they had been visiting Mrs. Riley's sister, Mrs. William Jones, for about a week. J. A. TATE'S RESTAURANT on corner at old HARTFORD HOUSE serves hot lunches and meals at all hours. Full line of Candies. Fruits, Tobaccos, Cold Drinks and Ice Cream. Mrs. James I. Clark, son and daughter, of the Pond Run com munity, have moved to Hartford for Xke school year. The young people nave matriculated in the local High School. Supt. E. S. Howard has received from the State Auditor a check in payment of the Ohio county teach ers' salaries and he. In turn, has mailed checks to the individual teachers. Whlle in town for the Fair, visit J. A. TATE'S RESTAURANT, on corner at OLD HARTFORD HOUSE. Fruits, Candles, Tobaccos, Cold Drinks,' Ice Cream, Hot Lunches and Meals at all hours. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Moorman, of Prentiss, and Mr. John Moorman, of "Hartford, returned last week from ' Hancock county where they attended the burial of their sister, Mrs. J. O. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Hancock and little daughter. Cozie Ellen, of Leltchfleld, will arrive today or to morrow to spend a tew days with Mrs. Hancock's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gillespie, and family. Mr. John McDowell, of Louisville, has returned home after spending two weeks with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. McDowell, of this city. He left his children with their grandparents to attend school here. Mr. John Bell Is having another house constructed on hla lnt nn Union Street, opposite the residence ! or Dr. E. B. Pendleton. It Is of the bungalow type and promises to be quite a desirable dwelling when completed. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Black, of this city, have Just received word that they are grandparent, of an eight ' nfllinri knv hnrn Cunt A Uln m.a . ' " . Aui.ua ureuiuu rorier. ine par- ents are Mr. and Mrs. AJvln Porter. of Herrin, 111. ., County Agent B. B. Mclnteer and Mrs. Mclnteer took their infant daugher to Owensboro the first of last week for an . examination and treatment by Dr. . C. Hoover. We are glad o report that the little lady has been , considerably improved since ber return. . Mr. and Mrs. Rowan, Holbrook have received a letter from their S0. r.h.. i: M n HbTp. T TSTu I C "?? Mt'' )"..".: ' ; ?.! 'Vraa M iom tru, "- ' ---- - i Mr. Holbrook ba. been In. bad health tor several months and it ' was thought for a time that he would have to return to the States. Mr. Bunyan Wells, formerly a resident ef this county, but more re- fpntlv emnlnvarl In LmtlavlllA haa accepted a position as barber In theQoeS To a Watery Grave While i shop of Mr. Fred Robertson. We welcome Mr. Wells and bis wife j back to their old home, 1 i Mrs. U. S. Carson returned Frl- day afternoon from Madlsonvilte where she had been at the City Hospital, under the care of a spe- clalist, for about ten days. Her many local friends are gratified to gave a "parade" uptown, consisting of a steam calliope which was not out of commission more than half the time. From all reports the "circus" was not as good as Ring ling Bros.'. The management of Ohio County Fair has made arrangements for an airplane to give an exhibition each day of aerial skill. Do not u.ibi this exhibition. Also you can take a ride In the plane if you wish. The management has also secured oilier splendid free attractions. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill. Mrs. Don C. Culley and Mrs. Hugh Fu- qua. of Stanlev, Ky.. motored to this city. Thursday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Barrett. Mrs. Barrett and little son accom panied them on their return to Stanley and will be guests of rela tives there until next Sunday. Mrs. J. Caskey Bennett and so?. Oscar, left Saturday to Juln Mr. Bennett In Springfield. 111., where they will take up their residence Oscar will be engaged with his fath - er in the insurance business. We regret to lose such good citizens from our town, but wish for them the utmost success in their new home. HORSES AT AUCTION At 1 p. m., Monday, Sept. 10, near the court lions Miuure, Hurtfuril. Ky.. I will offer for le to ll.e lilehet l.l.iriw two mutch bun horse. Work I-ny where you wish to hitch them. Terms iiuule known on day of al For furl her Information see A. C YEISER, Auctioneer, Hurtford, Ky, 7-2t The Ohio County Fair will btfciu tomorrow and conunue the remaiiul- ' er of the week. The management Is bending eatery energy to mako this a genuine old-fashioned Fair. Premiums have been offered for practically every variety of exhibits usually entered at county fairs and a good racing card is promised each day. The usual side shows and -vn ,ortn Dy lne searchers for tho other attractions are expected. It is lad k0' to be hoped that our annual Fair! The leaved family has the moat will be. as It should be. not only an lneere heart-felt sympathy of occasion of pleasure, but of real,t,!e who,e community in this hour profit to the people of the county as'of anSulsh and bereavement. well as the manaKement. BASEBALL The McHenrv Majesties and hj Bee Springs nine crossed bat at Leltchfleld, Sunday afternoon, the result belng a ""ore ot 15 10 7 in favor of the McHenry team. The ; battery for Bee Springs was Potter Fair grounds next Thursday. Friday and Meredith and for McHenry, Par- anJ Saturday. The tent will be rot and Phelps. supplied with seat reading matter. Trains No. 122 and 131 each car- lte water and other convenience rled two extra coaches and over 200 an& will be in charge of a rep re tickets from Ohio County points to ' pntative from each of these two Letchfleld were purchased by Ma-1 Jettc rooter, Other Ilewult Saturday, At Beaver Dam Beav evice men atteuding the Fair er Dam, 2; Logansport, 1. A" former soldiers, sailors. ma- Sunday, At Hartford Beaver. rlaes or others who saw service aur Dam, S; Logansport, 1. j 'S the recent world conflict are j welcome to make this their head- LIGHTMXG IJIRNS IURN (quarters. Also thiuk seriously about Joluing Lightning struck and set on fire the ranks of the Legion. This is tho Mr. Luther King's barn uear his only means by which ex-service men residence in this city, last Tburs- can be held together. We need you day afternoon. Several bead of and you need us. When you are stock were rescued from . the baru solicited make It a point to tell your and all except one cow escaped buddie to put your name down, without Injury. It Is believed she Joiir your Dearest post and tell ev will recover. Among contents de- ery ex-servic man vn w- j bam..; uitrui., man aooui tiuu.uu worth of The total loss to estimate at 1700 1 oo " ,700' iOEPLORASLE RIVER FATALIIY, YOIINS BSY DROWNED Bathiug in Rough River Monday Afternoon ! One of the saddest accidents of recent years occurred here late Monday afternoon when James Clarence, the eleven-year old son, of Mrs. Mary Stalsworth, widow of tho late Arch Stalsworth, who lives a i short distance north of town, was j drowned while bathing, with a youthful companion, In Rough Riv er a short distance from his home. Clarence and young Roscoe Peters had gone to what is known as , Tichenor's Ripple a few hundred yards above the old mill dam for a cooling plunge after school. It seems that Peters, who is also I about ten or eleven years of age, could swim, but that young Stals- 0Ttb knew very litt,e about takin care of himself in the water. The recent rains bad caused a considera ble rise In the river and the boys v.cre swept off their feet ulr.iosl as soon as they er.tei,.d the water. After unavailing efforts to aid his r nni ni n iin .m , w. T" . , . ' In ronOifncr f V Kinl- l.. i:uu ; """""ft iiit. is u i iiLUU ' C,arence was rarr!e(l down stream ln the rapld current- The alarm wa" at onre Eiven b' thc survivor enoris to recover tne body were ImpiBf.latoIy heci:n. b.stlnc praotl- t:Uy all night. With daylight tho search was renewed with redoubled energy, with all available means of dragging the river bed. A net of wire was placed over the openings 1 '- the dam and charges of dynamite vr? exploded in attempts to bring ; the body to the surface. At last ; about 11:30 o'clock yesterday "'10rninK ,he body of the ""fortun- ate lad was rescued by Messrs. John Phipps, Jr., and Emerson Stevens .by the use of a musseUdrag, it be ing found about seventy-five yards b?low where the boys eutered the water. Funeral services were conduoted at 4 p. m. Tuesday at the residence of his uncle. Mr. Clayton Bozarth. ly Rev- Russell Walker with Inter- ment ln Oskwood Cemefry in tho presence of a large gathering of rel atives and friends, including many of his little schoolmate of tho fourth grade of the local school. j Little Clarence is survived by three brothers his mother-d B '.Irrcs r.umVer of n'Ver rM?.-. ;wi i t-rlzht promising hoy nrd his Iintlmely dath ras cast a Bloom ov- er the community. Hi traeic lo.w has been the occasion of a wonder ful demonstration of sympathy and helpfulness from every citizen of the community, so well exemplified by the faithful and heroic efforts ..Y-.Nr.K ICE MEN, ATTENTION' 1 Ohio County Post. No. 44, American Legion. Hartford, and Wit-Bro-Du Post. No. 153, American Legion, Rockrort, Tho Ky.. The Ky. have united in securing a teat which ue located on the Ohio County Pts. These arrangements have bean I riads for the convenience of ex- same. Tbrouhout V' ' on. of the strongest organlxa- Hons that can be found fcr law and et the full .t,, th ,u" tn iRln th turn h government Let'. strength here and ml- Uln the same high fcUadard.