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m (DMMOMD Established 1865 55th Year-No. 61 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky Thursday Afternoon, March 1 1 ,1 920 Price Five Cents 0, J LOCKETT PAYS THE PENALTY AT 4:32 A. U. Negro Murderer of Five Women Dies In Electric Chair Pray ed All Night Long. - (By Associated Press) Eddyville, Ky., March 11 Pet- Tie Kimbrough, alias Will Lockett the convicted slayer of Geneva Hardman, and self confessed mur . . derer of four other persons, al women, died in the electric chair - prison here at 4 :32 this morning-, Guards took the negro from his cell in the death row at 4:14 and immediately escorted him to the death chamber. His face bore but a slight sign of emotion as his head was , en veloped in the black cap-. Prison Electrician Collier turn ed on the electric current within 15 seconds and Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 4:32- Two brothers of the Hardman girl and 17. Lexington citizens to gether with eight soldiers and 12 prison guards, witnessed the exe cution. jvimDrougn retuseci to make a statement when taken from his cell. He prayed continually dur ing the night and sang hymns. His bod- was buried in the prison cemetery. ADD LOCKET mfwyp ,.: of raw - r i . vnen tne death warrant was read to the confessed four-time murderer at 6 o'clock last night -by Warden Chilton, he stood un moved and vawned at the end After singing religious songs, he laughed stoically and shouted: "Yes, going home to Jesus to die no more, thank God His onl- comment on the death warrant was "1 am ready to go, and am not afraid to die." But his hands trembled as he warmed thev over the little radiator near his cot The negro was asleep at 8 o'clock, but awakened shortly af ter midnight and began to pray loudly, his voice carrying to all parts of the prison. Kimbrough talked freely to re porters present as the reading of the warrant;': He has not spent a single happy night since he began his careerof crime 15 years ago, he told them. Always, he said, he was dissatisfied and 'went- from place to--place fearful that he would be ;cavtght. f' " - . He had no more confessions to make, he-declared; but had reveal ed. all his -'crimes in the interview Monday with the warden; at least all sins which in any way had harmed anyone. The smaller sins he had confessed in his prayers- The negro spent his last day reading frequently from the Bible, singing hymns and kneeling in prayer- Most of the time he re clined on his cot. He wrote to his father in Todd count)- sending a farewell message to his people. He ate a hearty supper and after ward smoked a cigarette for which he asked a reporter. - Kimbrough said he was satisfi ed that justice had been done and expressed appreciation to the sol diers who Tt'a'd saved him from the mob. He also thanked Captain Taylor, of the Leitchfield com pany, eight members of which iad guarded the prison, and pre sented him with small testaments which tie autographed with the Avords, "To remember me by." He said he had been well treated by Warden Chilton and other Eddy ville officials. Kimbrough pleaded for clem ency for Charles Douthitt, white, and Hoe Hughes, colored, in ad joining cells in the death house, awaiting electrocution. Douthitt added his own plea through the cell wall and asked newspaper men to say for him : "If they're going to kill me, tell them to go ahead and end my tor ture." He has se.en eight men pass his cell to the death room while awaiting his own call to pay the penalty for murder. Kimbrough gave both Douthitt and' Hughes Bibles. He sang Going Home to Die No More," and Meal Away lo Jesus. He said he had prayed for the little Hardman girl and her people and for everyone, in- one of the song about , the old arm eluding his enemies. J chair. When sitting and rocking, the Religious literature sent him by 1 Each received a good share of estate New York and Virginia ministers Avas given to him by the warden today- Religious consolation was extended to the negro during the day by Adjutant Thompson, Sal vation Army ; Prison Chaplain Wootson, and the Rev- Stevenson, negro, of Louisville. Weather For Kentucky . Rain tonight and probably Fri day ; colder Friday in west and central portions. Lockett was 30 years old, a na tive of Christian county and soldier at Camp Zachary Taylor during the world war.His last vie tim was Geneva Hardman J o South Elkhorn. She was killed on the morning of Feb. 4, 1920- 1 he murder of the little gir near the yillage of South Elk horn aroused the people there Her non-appearance at school re sulted in finding her mutilated body in a corn field beside the country roaa. fosses late in the afternoon found Lockett, ap parently .a .wandering negro, at Dixontown, six miles from the place of her death. He was taken to Lexington Whence the'authori ties spirited him to the state re formatory at- Frankfort. The same night a long line of auto mobiles, loaded with armed men, made a demand upon the prison authorities for the possession of the negro. Governor Edwin P Morrow warned the crowd that the. negro, .would be protected at any cost and it dispersed. On rebruary 9, guarded by nearly 100 members of the state militia, Lockett was taken to Lexington, a special grand jury was impaneled, an indictment was returned and within forty minutes after he was placed on trial Lockett was convicted and sentenced to be electrocuted here March 11. Announcement of the verdict seemed to anger the crowd out side which had grow n larger. A man with a rope yelled, Let s get urn, and led the mob up the court house steps. Adjutant Gen eral Deweese, in command of the militia, attempted to halt crowd, but it pressed on the guardsmen who opened fire. Five per sons were killed and 20 wounded, one of the wounded dying a few lours later. Gov. Morrow -was advised 'and called upon the federal authori ties for troops. Within a few lours, two riot battalions of reg ulars were formed at Camp Tay- J or, Louisville, and under com mand of Brigadier General F: C. Marshall were on the way to Lexington in special trains.! Ar riving there in' the middle- of the afternoon;' General -Marshall-deH 'trained his men in riot formation', with' fixed bayonets. They march ed up ; the street-to the court lo.use. Wtthm fortv minutes, army authorities say crowds were cleared from, the streets, pickets were posted, patrols were estab- lshed, and Lexingon and Fayette county declared under martial aw. Lockett meanwhile was confin ed in a cage in the court house, where he remained until the night of February 10th, when he was taken from the court house. marched down the street in the center of a squad of soldiers and Placed on board a . special train )6un for the state prison. Early the next' day, with squads of men deployed at intervals between thr railroad station and the., prison, Lockett was taken from the train nd within a few minutes was in a death cell. ' . A grand jury which investigat ed the riots announced that al though testimony has been sub mitted warranting indictments none was returned because they would "only aggravate an already tense situation. BEND Wc have been' waiting for some thing to happen. Everything is quiet. The farmers are having their ups and downs; more downs than ups. All kinds of weather now. March is marching along nicely. The farmers along ' the Kentucky river are catching every bunch of fod der and bale of straw they can. Pro vender is very scarce on account of so, much high water in the lowlands. The moving of Mr. Congleton has caused the farm he, formerly owned to look very desolate. No ' one is living on it yet. About the only re- miniscences left are the cooking stove and the old armchair, purchased by (someone near Waco, .but which have not been taken away yet. This reminds except one who only got the old arm chair, when sitting and rocking the bottom fell out and a hundred thous and pounds it did reveal. The only hope of this is; "It might have been". ' FOR SALE- One red cow; 3 years old to be fresh in ten days. A. T. I'at rWh, pjjoue 667 m. . 1 ' 61 4p ; f ; . 1 ; v . .. . i . . .; 11 affi29i.,H. l : $L i EInbnre ceremony uiiirketl tlie City. I,,, V m I'-Im 7 fr n'aIn",S fficerS oreuP,pd a l,ui,(line connected with the palace of Chapultepec on sin nut of the h. I by that nnme. L:uk of sumeleni drill ground and the dilapidated cn.liton of the bin to the erection of the new school. This photograph shows a front view of the new acdemv ' the led JULES FALK HAS TWO TALENTED HELPERS Miss Wentworth and Miss Ehrlich, who are .to assist Jules Falk in the concert at the Normal Auditorium on Thursday evening, both come with commendations from the musical press that make their advent of the highest interest to the musical public of Richmond. Miss Ehrlich is spoken, of in terms of high praise as a young ; pianist of unusual gifts. She will havoi her own independent part in the pro- gram, besides accompanying Mr. Falk j pre ject. The people of Madison coun- p0Jed df Madison GaT-'id 13ovle and Miss Wentworth. ty.want good roads, and those aIonKEstiHf Lincoln, 'and Vs'samine Miss Wentworth has sung leading! this highway seem to want it made ! counties parts in many important operas, in ! into a mode! thoroughfare. The chief Miss Mjindnv is ir- ,nrl-in the musical capitals of Europe, as well as of North and South Arieiica. Her greatest role is in "La Tosca", from which she will give the aria "Vissi-; d'arte'. A number of lyric pieces will also be included in her program.) Miss Wentworth is h soprano with, a voice of exceptional worth and rich-J ness of color, which she handles with structure -of her pieces, subonlinat-! ing her perfect technic to the de-, mands of interpretation. Mere display has no place in her performance. She i has not been heard in Richmond, arid the many music-lovers of the city and surrounding country are looking for ward eagerly to the conceit in which. she has a large share. : DR., CARPENTER AT WORK IN LEXINGTON )U - t - .11 The Lexinjrton Leader said yednesday Rev. Homer W. I Carpenter, pastor1 of : the First Christian church " of Richmond, who has been temporarily releas ed from his duties in order to be come acting director of the Ken- tuckv Division of the Disciples ! World Movement has assumf-d ! charge of the headquarters of thelif movement in the rirst and City National Bank building. The movement is an enlarge ment of the Transylvania College Campaign, which was begun alst December, and now includes the Plantations .of . the United Christian Missionary societies and their amhated interests in Kentucky. Director Carpenter is directing his best efforts to securing the at tendance of every.. Christian preacher in Kentucky on Pastors' Conference to be held in Louis- Iville, March 17 to 19. He hopes to have a 100 per cent attendance The railroad expenses of all par. tors in the state and a represen tative of each of the institutions will be paid by the Inter-Church World Movement- Ample pro vision is being made for entertain ment of those who attend the Louisville conference in the homes and apartment houses of the city, the price of rooms being very low- 1 ' Director Carpenter ha 3 asso ciated with him in the office at headquarters a large clerical force and . is calling to his assistance a group of experienced , menl , and women who will help him in the organization of the churches pre paratory for the financial drive which will be put on from April 25 to May 2. As the movement has been en larged so as to include alb-missionary, benevolent and educational enterprises, it is believed that al most all the churches will co-operate in the raising of the one million three hundred thousand dollars in the forthcoming cam paign. The right of designation being permitted, churches and in dividuals may' support all the causes of the movement by mak ing undesignated contributions or they may support a particular or ganization by designation.. NEW MILITARY SCHOOL OPENED IN -opening liy president Carr:uiza of Mpvimv now .,.n;nn i ... ,...... ! MUCH INTEREST IN FEDERAL HIGHWAY Largely Attended Meeting Is Be ing, Held -At Court House This Afternoon owuia, v. yiumiiiu,.. n, an.: o - c :4.: i , fanners, especially along the Lancas - ;ter pike were presort at the cou.t house Thursday afternoon - for tho;ncci fron, tu:. tutr-u.t n,. ff,!!,... meeting hold to consider the federal highway. All manifested great interest in theioavpc! ti1P p;ri1Tnririfi fi;tttr,Vf i question come before them was thojon the docket frr t1if A,rU trm j matter of raising sufficient funds tolff rflrt .1nVh U K lA u,,,. , take care of their propcition of tho cost, which is a quarter of the sum total. County Judge W. K. Price called the meeting to order ,and Mr. M. C. Covington was made chairman- with Jack Wagers secretary. Report.1? which have been soliciting the private subscriptions. ' These were b;ing ar- J ranged and tabulated as the Daily Register's report dosed for tody SOLDIER BOND ISSii 4I8HT BE SERIQ! . ,. . ;(By Associated . Presa) ;, Vashington, Marchi lln-i-A bond issue of two and a half billion dol--lars to pay adjusted'- compensa- iion to.iormer servicemen mieni t result, in disaster,. - Secretary . reia,rr ana treasurer by -unani-HnCh,n tnriv rAAi.u- t mous vote. I he .members, of the Ways and Means Committee, which is considering soldier relief legislation. He said the present - financial condition is critical but further credit expansion which nas oeen a ractor m tne upward trend of living costs is inevitable another bond issue is approved Another Investigation 'My Associatod l'vess) Washington. M?.rch 11- -Thc Senate today ordered an investi gation into the United States ;Kced.s resJ),ution wbich litol j . iiriLin i nriuirjiTimi ir zitinnreri ; f r ti, rrj i erai grana jury at ipoKane Sell Fifth Street Heme : The Freeman Realty Company sold this week a nice little place on Fifth street to Dock Simpson and wife, formerly of Garrard county, who will move here to make ther home. The place was owned by Mrs. Annie Jones. It is understood the price was around $1,800. Girls To Play Friday Night The girl's ba.'.ket ball team of the Versailles high school come for a game against the Madison high school girls Friday night. The game , will be. played at the Normal gymnasium and a big crowd is expected. At Paris, in swerving his car to avoid running ovrr a dog, Howard Ritchie drove it into a telephone post, badly damaging the machine and pole. He and the dog, escaped injury, -j. In endeavoring to pass a cow of . the Mayo road in Mercer county, Mrs. Hillary Gritton steered her car over an enbankment, causing it to trun turtle. She and her two sisters re ceived painful hurts. NOTICE! There came to my place on Thursday. March 4. a small bay mare, with bridle and-waddlo on, about 13 1-2 hands high white spot on each should er, and one in forehead, tail clippef off. Owner may have same by proving pro perty and payinp for her keep and for this adv. Walter Fields, Waco, Ky. 61 2 - FOR. SAT..E Some nice blue iseed. N. B. l)eatheiase. 61 2 grass Seed corn for sale ; extra qual ity. G. B. Dejarnette, phone 91 J. - ' 61 lp MEXICO CITY LOCAL FEDERAL COURT LOSES SIX COUNTIES On account of the. establish ment of the Federal Court at Lex ington, the Richmond district loses a number of its counties nr- : COT(lmg to information received KV rir-rk- Mi;; AT ATunrlo,- llrrp. c:v r,)l1nt:PC nnuf- Kr-n Clark, Montgomery Pulaski iWn'p. Until nml P-aI1 ti,;0' as usual. There arc a number of important cases on the docket for trial at this time. MAYS AND BURNAM ; ARE RE-ELECTED The Madison County. Republi can Executive Committee re elected its old officers at a har- jmenious meeting at , 1 o clock Thursday afternoon. Secretary Kolert i. Burnam, Jr , called the meeting to order, and was elected temporary chairman. . The name of Win. O. MaysYVjfas, ;n-ji npui--inatiqn fo re-electniJ f ljairiipan' of the cainmitje andhis elecUqn w'as""m4d(? ?u4fij&eM 1M - ,, , , jjuiiutui Hits tiicn i e-ciecieu sec- committee, and- majority,of the rank and -file of. that party are sa,d, toube ,wdl Phased wth the work that these two officers have done during their tenure of effice, HoGver To Te?l Senate About War Conditions (By Associated I'ress) Washington, March 11 Her bert Hoover will be called Satur day to testify in the Senate inves tigation of the Navy's conduct of the war. Rear Admiral Sims told ' - .. . 1 ir . ; y on in Europe at the time Arreri- ca entered the war and asked that he be summoned to substantiate the Admiral's testimoJiy. with re bard to the gravity of the Allied position at that time. Children's Gift To Belgium New York, March 11 The gift of the children of Amercia to the children of Belgium, the first juv enile reading room in Europe, will be opened in Brussels about the first of May, it has been announc ed here by the book committee of the Art War Relief. The com- jmittee conducted the campaign for funds with which to establish a reading room which is the first of a series to be opened in France and Belgium. These reading rooms will be called "L'Heure Joy eiise" Joy ous Hour and will be replicas of the pleasant children's reading rooms' in American libraries. A hen in the chicken yard of Mrs. Albeit Beaty, in Logan county, laid two eggs which weigh one-half pound combined, and the larger Is eight inches in greatest circumference. Organs, Organs, Organs We hve at least 40 in our store all good ones- Come and get the pick. . Green's Piano Store, East Main. .. 60 2 Why go away from home to purchase a Duroc when you can get them in your home county? See the Madison County .Duroc ad. elsewhere in this issue. Save the difference. 59 2 THE MARKETS Louisville, March 11 Cattle 100; steady to strong, tops $12.50; hogs 1.400; active and unchang ed; sheep 50; steady and un changed. Cincinnati Cattle steady ; hogs steady; quarter lower ; Chicago steady. WHISKY TAX BILL PASSES SENATE Investfgators Criticize Keep'ng of Stanley's Dog At Pen The Legislature Educational Plans Thru (Tiy Associated Press) Frankfort, Ky., March 11 The administration's educational pro gram was practically completed today when the House passed the Senate bill providing for an edu- ! m T cationai survey. Senator Frank Rives, of Ilon- kinsville, today filed a minority report in the investigation of pris ons, the House of Reform and charitable institutions- His min ority report points out that much of the findings of the committee is based on testimony of convicts who presumed they hoped to gam some advantage in testifying against Warden Pythian. He as serts the report is misleading and unjust and that the only thing the committee can say is there were certain irregularities which should be fully investigated. The Senate deferred action on the minority report. Frankfort, Ky., March 11. Find ings of the committee that investi gated the penitentiaries and char- table institutions of this state were sent to the Legislature yesterday. The committee criticizes the fact that garbage from the Frankfort prison went to the prison warden's hogs. and that Governor Stanley kept his dog in the penitentiary a few days. The fact that Warden Chilton kept his chickens in the penitentiary yard is the only criticism directed at con- duct cf the Eddyville prison. All of the charitable institutions examined are commended, the Senate! passed the Vanse- hilh.to require the clerk of the Franklin f?r the iimposition-.of.a'tax.'of 5Q-ctsCircuit -Court to keep a rule and mo H gffjP' ''tiskyrijpsently.jtjon docket ufor the state fiscal cases , bbnU&Hfn-Kehtue ;; . ,11 believatliafjevertueljS, bill to :s CfOO will berobtainGdtyrfche:3t9ffirop;laprop.i;;ate $12,500 for the office of this soui-cebir.m prlT .-j-v-o j;c? h5Jndaxor in Jefferson i county , The House, passed the- Hanwtton Wli'pass'd'to;!. - -. , providing, thatin.' cases ; of conviction! .The. bill' of Representative Moriran for. rape 'the v punishment, sh-jfl? vb?-! hanging in the: county' ? where the crime took place. . The House concurred in the Senate. amendment to the Van Hoose bill, to establish the Kentucky State Hor ticultural Society and appropriate i $5,000 for its benefit. The bill passed as amended by a vote of 66 to 0. The Senate amendment to the Wil liamson bill, to provide for the in corporation of the Jefferson Davis memorial, was concurred in and the bill as. amended passed.-' ;. . (. Senator Newton Bright's. bill, to.re-J quire mirrors to beafiixed to seats, of motor vehiclesi . so -that . drivers j can observe vehicles approaching fxom ;thc rear,' was passed, :71 to: S,r- A: ' '. ' The Cruse bill toprovide for a pro bation officer in third-class cities, wa passed,. 70 to l. . ; - ;.(. .. Representative H. C. Duffy of. Har rison county, Democratj made an .ef fort to call from the Committee on public Roads and Highways the Gcye den measure, to levy a tax of three cents a ton on coal production for roads and schools. Representative Duffy insisted that the regular order or business should be followed, even though the Rules Committee was in charge of the business of the House. The action of the Rules Committee was sustained . by Representatives Vose and Cooper, the latter asserting that the committee had been more than fair in . its rulings. Representative Necl then moved that the Duffy . motion be .' 'tabled, which was done, by vote.' of 49 to'41: - T : 1 1 . .1 i. at : . ' ' ' -' ' Bills passed at. the morning session follow:. Representative .Baraes, to es tablish, a standard weight for cereals in packages; Senator Mtyss, to provide for appeal . in, inheritance " tax cases; Representative Roth, to require; drug gists in,' first-class r cities to have licenses before the may sell. liquor on j prescriptions. Representative .Roth, to" extend the life of the Kentucky Council of Na tional Defense for the purpose of arranging and preparing a history of Kentucky's part in the World War and appropriating $7,500 annually for two years for this purpose; Represen tative -Hudson, to permit the Louis ville School Board to issue to normal school graduates advanced teachers' certificates subject to approval of th ERS GET 25 PER CENT INCREASE Coal Commission Makes Recom mendation In Majority Re post -Prices May Go Up (By Associated Tress) . Washington, March 11 A 25 per cent wage increase for bitum inous miners is recommended in the majority report of the com mission appointed by President Wilson to settle the' coal strike. No change in working hours or conditions is recommended. John P. White, representing the miners held out for a higher wage in crease, it was said, and will sub mit a minority report. The wage increase will absorb the 14 per cent granted when the miners returned to work last No vember, so that the actn.nl in crease is 11 per cent over present wages, but it will not be retroac tive. The majority report also would retain a check-off system and re fer differentials to a special com mission. Washington, March 11 The report of the coal strike settle ment commission was sent to President Wilson today for ap proval. Officials would not dis cuss its contents nor confirm re ports that the commission re commended a 25 per cent increa -e in the wages of bituminous min ers. It is also reported the com mission recommended a coal price increase to offset the wace ad- varices and that a minority report recommending a seven hour day I is included in the full report. 1 - .' Superintend!; of Puhl-c Representative J-uz.-u-us, to provide for Ian organization tax of two tenths nf one per cent. J The bill of Representative Johnson to require the filing of a memorandum -with the County Clerk in order to prolong the life of a debt secured by hen against the creditor"? and pur- chasers passod, 26 to 0. :.,. The, bill of Representative Lazarus to regulate-the standing of male1 ani- majs .passed, 27 to 0. The bill of Rep resentative Smith to impose two cents a gallon on gasoline sold at retail for tne benolit of the road funds brought forth a flood of amendments which were defeated The bill of Represent ative Mason to ' require passenger trains once each day every day on railroads five miles long passed with out objection. , The bill of Representative Lawrence carrying the appropiiations recom mended: by the Budget Commission for, 1D20 to 1D21 passed, 34 to 1. ,. The. bill was amended by Senator Nunn ;by increasing the appropriation to. the ,West Kentucky Industrial Col--lege For Colored Persons from $3,000 a year -for maintenance to ?5,000 a year. . ' : ; .... Herbert C. Hoover wired Senator Hon he would not be able to address the Legislature at this session. Shortly before recess President Bal lard stated that under the rules' of the Senate accredited newspaper men would be permitted on the floor of the Senate. The bill of Representative Holliday to prohibit candidates defeated in a primary from running in general elec tion was passed, 65 to 18. The new Board of Charities and Corrcctons was organized to-day. Governor Morrow signed the bill at 11 a. m. and immediately appointed the members of the board-. The members are Miss Lucy Blythe Simms, of . Paris, Democrat; rHehiy P. Barrett ,of Henderson, Dem- 1 ' i ' i T7 i m i r x 1 1 oci'at, and Emil Tachau, of Louisville, Republican. ' Senator Simmons obtained unani mous , passage to-night ' of his bill reqniring corporations to file records in the office of the Secretary of State. The bill of Representative Gamble providing for 50 cents tax on graded schools district was passed, v ' Representative Roth's bill to re quiring youths between the ages of 14 and 16 applying for work to pre sent " a physicians's certificate , of physical development, was passed, 41 to 16. The bill of. Representative Wash, providing for counties ; sup porting boys between the . ages of 10 and 16 years of age, committed to the houses of reform, was passed, 45 to 35.