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Established 1865 55th Year No. 76
, Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky
Monday Afternoon, March 29, 1920
Price Five Cents
Many Killed Arcund Chicago and
Much Property and Many
Lives Lost In South, Too
(By Associ-tel Tress)
Chicago, Mar. 29 The known
dead this afternoon as a result of
the storm yesterday, arc placed
at 93, with unofficial reports
swelling it to 115. This includes
29 in the Chicago district, 26 in
Ohio, 27 in Indiana and nine in
69 Reported Killed
(Iy Assoriatcd Press
Chicago, March 29 First re
ports of deaths today in the
wake of the tornadoes which
swept through six central west
states yesterday placed the num
ber at 69-
As wire communication was
gradually restored, the death list
before noon today swelled to 77.
while thousands were rendered
homeless and the property dam
age is millions of dollars.
Chicago and suburbs showed
the greatest toll with 29 killed.
Ohio reports 24 known dead with
the probability that when the ru
ral districts are heard from the
figures will be increased.
Indiana reported 17 known
dead, Michigan live. Wisconsin
and Missouri one each.
Of the dead in the Chicago dis
trict, eight are in Klgin, a large
number in Melrose Park and with
Evanston and Wilmette contrib
uting their quota.
32 Dead In Ohio
Columbus, Mar. 29 Latest re
ports of casualties from the
storm in Western Ohio show 32
dead, probably several hundred
and a property damage which
will run into millions. Twenty
ead are reported in the vicinity of
Toledo;, six victims in Kcnolette.
and Brunersburg. near Defiance:
three each at Van Wert and
Moultrie, two at Toledo, one at
Lima, lour at Nashville and
(Greenville, one at Cleveland
three at Kabb"s"X.,orner;,'5n'ti'"twc
at Geona-
Nine Die In Michigan
Detroit, Mar. 29 Reports thi
' forenoon from virtually every
section in the path of yesterday's
'-storhi; show a total death list of
nhie-' Four were killed between
Flint and Fenton, three between
Battle Creek and Nashville, and
one at I lart.
A woman is also reported killed
at Mulliken, near Lansing.
The storm apparently entered
the state near the Indiana line,
sweeping northeast to Flint,
where it spent itself. St. Johns,
where many buildings were de
stroyed, was apparently the hard
est hit of any Michigan town.
40 Killed In Georgia
,, i l!y As:-;.riu:"il l'rs-;
,. ,i Atlanta, March 29 Forty were
killed in a tornado yesterday in
Georgia and eastern Alabama,
jbut it.' is expected that when
wires restored the list today will
be largely augmented.
Lagrange, Ga., Mar. 29 Cas
ualties from the storm which
swept this district yesterday, are
placed at about 50 dead aid 125
injured. Approximately a hun
dred homes were destroyed. The
property damage is estimated at
half a million dollars.
11 Killed In One County
Alexander City, Ala., March 29
Five whites and six negroes
were killed yesterday in the cy
clone between Camp Hill and
Waverl-, Talapoosa county.
Lewis Says Nc Strike
(By Associated l'ress)
New York, Mar. 29 John
Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers, today issued a
statement denying there will be
a suspension of work in the bitu
minous mines of Illinois and oth
er., districts April 1st. lie said
if the majority wage award is
applied at once to all districts,
"instructions will be sent tonight
or tomorrow to all districts that
will keep he mines in operation-
Kentucky's Flag
The flag of Kentucky, now
being made in Louisville, will
bear the seal of the State on a
blue field and a wreath of
golden rod on the reverse side.
TOBACCO Canvass We have
a. good supply on hand at 12 l-2c
and 15c McKee'si . 76-3
Fair and colder tonight ; Tues
day fair and slightly warmer.
And At Paint Lick Tuesday In
Starting Progressive Program
to Raise $222,699.
A number of conferences of Presby-'
tcrians will be held throughout Ken
tucky during the month of April
prior to the opening of the every
mcmber canvass of that denomina
tions Progressive Program. licv. W.
II. Hopper, synodical manager, is en
gaged in actively lining up the entire
synod so that Kentucky will easily at
tain its goal of $22,0!)!).
A meeting will be held at Ashland,
March 20th. Rev. V. W. Morton and
Rev. E. L. Wilson will be two of the
principal speakers. A group of
churches of the Ashland vicinity will
be represented at the conference. On
the same day, conferences will be held
at Lawrenceburg and Danville. At the
latter places, Dr. Hopper will be pres
ent. Conferences will be held at Rich
mond and Paint Lick, Tuesday, fol
lowed by Somerset aid Lebanon on
Wednesday, and Campbcllsvillc on
An all day session for the women of
Transylvania presbytery will be held
at Danville April 20th. Mrs. H. L.
Cockciham, President of the Ken
tucky Women's Auxiliary, will pre
side and it is expected to be a very
important meeting. The Presbyterian
women of Kentucky arc very actively
engaged in the work, of the Progres
sive Program.
A meeting is called for the Portland
Avenue Presbyterian church, Tuesday
evening, April 13, during the meeting
of the Louisville Presbytery. Dr. A.
A. Iliggins, pvcsbytcrial manager, will
be in charge of this meeting.
A conference will be held at Cyn
thiana, April l.r, T. 15. Talbot, super
intendent of home missions in Hie
synod of Kentucky, v.ili be one of
the principal speakers.
Smallpox Bad In Rcckcasiic
- Under threat of the Stale
Hoard of Health, to quai antine.
Rockcastle, an order was issued
at a joint meeting of Mt. Vernon
and count' authorities which re
quires the showing of vaccination
certificate's before any one can be
admitted to churches, picture
shows, or schools, and a rigid
quarantine is being maintained at
homes of smallpox patients.
J3urglar Alarm Cried "Wclf"
At Lagrange the new siren
burglar alarm at the People's
liank was set off from unknown
cause at midnight, alarming the
town. Cashier Snyder had to be
called from his home to stop it.
Lamb Has Six Legs
S. 1). Chandler, of Henry coun
ty, claims the prize freak in a
lamb with six well developed legs
4 weeks old and thrivng- The
mother ewe before had raised
two sets of triplets and one set of
To Break Into Jail
A burglar attempted to burgle
the Hopkins county jail at Madi
sonvillc. Jailer Phelps heard him
at work at 2 p. m-, secured two
pistols and took station behind
the door. The burglar became
alarmed and won in a foot race.
Wind Blew" Auto I"to River
At Henderson- Tom . Boone
left his auto in front of a garage
without setting the brake. The
wind set it in motion, it headed
for the Ohio river levee and,
after striking a flat and breaking
oil a wheel,- somersaulted into
the river. A tractor had to be
used to tow it out.
Cited For Bravery
W. T. Dunn, of Cynthiana, who
took a conspicuous part in fight
ing a fire at the government ba
loon school, Omaha, was cited
for bravery by "order of the
President- . '
Bank President Dies In Harness
Winfield Scott, 65, president of
the Citizen's Bank of Grayson,
Carter county, died in his chair
while presiding at. a director's
- Have you taken in Muncy's March
Sale? Unusual reductions in all his
lines are being offered. Only a few
more clays left, better buy that piece
of furniture today, and save from 10
to 20 per cent.
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rl In: famous observatory on the top of Mt. w iIsjoii, ph utogriiplnvl for first
tory is oer ., fet above sea level, and is the homo of tire largest telescope
(Ily Associated l'ress)
Washington, March. 291 The
census shows W inchester $7,806.
population, an increase of 710, or
9 per cent.
$75,000 FIRE LOSS .
(Fly Associated I'rcss)
Lexington, Mar. 29 News was
'received here today of a fire at
Paintsville, Johnson county, en
tailing a loss of $75,000. It or
iginated in the. Stapleton restau
rant, destroying the" buildings in
that immediate vicinity.
$3,000 "Hlaze" At Wiliiainstow.il
A three-story brick garage owned
by Marksbury and Jcwctt, was des
troyed by lire at Williamstown Sun
day r.ig-ht. The loss vdiich is es
timated at 3,000, is not covered by
L- P. Evans got back
Sunday from Baltimore, where he
was the guest of his si.-ter Mrs.
Thc-mas 11. Pickels, and Mr.
Pickeis, for a delightful little va
cation. Mr. Pickels is manager
at Baltimore for the Wsetern Un
ion Newspaper Union, and has a
splendid position in every way,
which is good news to Jiis .many
friends back home.
Mayor Evans says that senti
ment .-icems to be developing rap
idly in the east to the effect that
the Senate has made a serious
mistake in not ratifying the peace
treaty and League of Nations.
He says that President Wilson
has many more friends than he
had at once stage of the pro
ceedings. The Mayor says that he also
found a decided sentiment
against the rigid prohibition laws
that' nation-wide prohibition has
brought into effect. lie says that
he was surprised at the feeling
that is being manifested all thru
the sections lie yisited against
prohibtion. lie thinks that there
is probably going to be a strong
light made to secure laws per
mitting the manufacture and sale
of light wines and beer.
The Mayor was greatly re
freshed by his trip and returns
ready to push work on the pav
ing (jf Richmond's streets, which
is going to be the big, work' and
monument of his adminstration-
R. C. Knickols, who escaped from
the Bonesville, Owsley county jail 22
years ago while under indictment f or
having murdered Ballard Begley in a
card game at Hyden May 1, 1898, has
been captured and imprisoned at
Beckley, Ind., having been recognized
by Rev. James Osborne.
Prof. H. A. Babb, of Frankfort,
nrinrinnl tV, Frsmlrfnrt IT.Vh school
has resigned and will become Superin
tendent of the city schools at '. Mt.
Sterling. He formerly" was principal
of the high school in Ludlow.
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Attend the concert' at : Caldwell
High School tonight. Benefit of
Associated Charities. "Admission
25 and 35 cents. ' It
Six Societies To Compete For
Forensic Honors With Two
Speakers From Each
Monday and Tuesday evenings,
March 23th and SO A arc the evenings
that h;iv; lonjj bo; n looked for by the
student body of t ie Eastern State
Normal School and especially the six
big societies. For Weeks now the
societies have been j rooming spoakcrs
and readers for the big oratorical and
declamatory contes. that will be held
tonight and torn on ow night.
Each society will have a representa
tive in each contest A boy will rep
resent each Society in the Oratorical
contest and a girl in the Declamatory
contest. A real contest each night is
assured. Ladic: first 5th eref ore..
Monday night, has been alloted to the
girls and they will do their best for
their colors, which will bo prominent
ly displayed throughout .the' chapel.
The chapel lias been divided into
society sections und bombastic yells,
songs aiul-oJJ-.ervoral outbreaks will
be well worth hearing. The school
spirit is high.
Dr. Myers will help make the oc
casion enjoyable by leading song:; es
pecially selected for the purpose. '
Pre::id"nl Coates : has selected . the
judges a.s follows: . Superintendents,
J. W. Ireland, Frankfort; Lee Kirk-
Patrick, Pnris; (i. L. McLain, Bedford.
Each Society is claiming that -the
judges will have nothing to do, thut
it will be evident that their represent
ative will be the winner but, only
one society can win tonight, which
Program For Tonight
Excelsior Society "Freedom's Hope"
Miss Ruth B. Long.
Cynthian Society "Cuddy" by Mc-
Carter Miss Martha E. Williams.
Carpcdiem Society -"For the Love of
Mary Ellen Mrs. G. M. Watkins.
Washington Society "The King of
Bayville" Miss Nannie Belle
Utopian Society "The Story of Tat
sy' by Wiggins I.Iass Mary
Pcriclesian Society "The Tarty" by
Dunbar Miss Ethel Shotwell.
The program for Tuesday night will
be given tomorrow.
, Gov. Morrow swung his veto ax on
the Whittaker bill to prohibit illicit
distilling of intoxicating liquors. The
bill re-enacted in every particular the
present law with but one charge, that
of providing a $50 reward for the ar
rest and conviction of a person oper
ating a "moonshine" still, to be paid
out of the state funds instead of the j
county funds, -as jiow provided by
law. '.
The purpose of the bill, Governor
Morrow said, was to shift the burden
o paying the reward from the county
to the state. Under the law, as it now
exists the sheriff and other peace offi
cers of the county who arrest and
convict illicit distillers are paid by the
county in which the arrest and con
viction is obtained. The county au-
! thorities know accurately whether the
I officer or person claiming the reward
is entitled to it. If the reward was
I Paid the state, Governor. Morrow
said WOUld be at a Very SCl'lOUS d.S-
i i j. r l i. l ai. -
ctuvaniage, lor in uriim vu wiow uie
truth of the claim it would neces
sitate very rigid investigation and
consistent supervision. . '
. Seed Ccrn 7
' Good white, $5 a bushel. G- B.
Dejarnette, R. D. 1; phone 91 J.
; : .76 6p '.. j
liiue from nn airpl;
in the world.
Hie ohserva-
(Ty Associated Press)
Moscow, Ky, Mar- 29 Rob
bers entered the bank of Moscow
last night but were frightened
away before they could blow the
vault. They escaped in a motor
HERE MAY 5-6-7
The convocation of county school
superintendents of the Eastern dis
trict will meet at the Eastern State
Normal School, Richmond, May 5,. 6
and 7. From there the superintend
ents will go to eFIrea to attend the
Rural Life Conference which will be
in session May 8, 9 and 10.
Dr. Ernest Burnam, Kalamazoo
Mich., an expert on rural education
and Superintend--nt of Public .In
struction George Colvin will be
speakers at the rural conference.
Friendo here at his "Id home of Ed
Baxter, the Lexington turfman, were
pleased to leani that the horse lie sold
J for $10,000 won the Cuban deiby at
Havana Sundav. Mr. Baxter sold
lferron, to Senor Alvarez, of Cuba, for
$10,000, and was to get an additional
$5,000, the dispatches said, if the
horse won the Derby which was
worth $10,000 and was the big feature
of the closing of the Havana winter
race meeting. Ilcrron won out by a
nose over Blue Wrack, owned by
another rich Cuban, and Mr. Baxter
is therefore $5000 richer. The pretty
thing about it was that he bought the
animal in a claiming race some weeks
ago for about $1,500, and besides
winning a couple of races with him,
got $15,000 from his sale.
A bull belonging to Jailer Peterson,
of Taylor county, being driven
through the street of Campbellsville
caught sight of a red sweater worn by
Miss Helen Rutter, and bolted for her.
'Miss Dorothy Bailey, her companion,
received the force of his rush, being
knocked down and bruised before the
infuriated animal could be checked.
At Ashland, Tot Ballard was he'd
to the grand jury under $500 bond on
the accusation of Eli Blevins that he
attempted to assault his daughter,
Miss Vennie Bleyins, while auto
mobile riding.
Vote To Reduce Weed Crops
Tobacco growers from five counties
of the district in meeting at Paducah
adopted resolutions' advocating cur
tailment of the 1920 tobacco crop to
one-half the acreage planted last year
and to grow food products in its place.
General opinion expressed by delega
tes from each of the counties repre
sented was to the effect that growers
of the district will hold their tobacco
crops for better prices, 30 cents gen
erally believed a fair price to the
farmer. Little preparation is being
made in any of the counties for a
new crop, delegates stated, and farm
ers are rehanging tobacco in the
barns. Counties sending delegates to
the conference were ' McCracken,
Graves, Ballaid, Carlisle and Hick
man. ' '
TOB ACCO Canvass We have
a gcod supply cn Kind at 12 l-2c
and 15c McKee's. 76-3
Louisville,. Mar. 29 Cattle L
500;" slow; $4.75 to $13; hogs 1.
700 ; 25c higher; $8 to $15.75;
sheep 50; steady; $7; lambs $16.
And Then Highway Question
Will Be Up To Old Madison
Meet Here Thursday
If Garrard county votes her
bond issue for the Federal High
way on to Richmond on March
30th, the farmers along the Lan
caster pike are determined to put
it over in. Madison, according to
Mr. Y. O. Burke, of Silver Creek,
who is working with might and
main to raise the sum that is
needed there. Plans are now be
ing made to secure 25 farmers
and land owners along the route,
who will be the greatest benefi
ciaries of the good road, to
guarantee to go to work and
raise Madison's quota, if the Gar
rard folks do their part as it is
believed that they will beyud all
doubt. The election wi.i ue held
in Garrard, Tuesday, Marc1
and everyone is watching the ii
suit with great interest.
Another meeting of the solici
tors and all farmers along the
Lancaster pike has been called to
be held at the court house here,
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
All solicitors are urged to bring
in their subscription papers, with
every pledge possible to obtain.
Madison must not "fall down" in
this big work, and it's up to the
Lancaster pike farmers principal
ly o put this over. They are as
suted of all possible co-operatiun
in town and elsewhere over the
county. The entire community is
watching them.
Kentucky Must Hurry
A dispatch from Washington
says that the state of Kentucky
will lose a good part of the feder
al aid appropriation by Congress
for highways in that state unless
road projects eligible for federal
aid are submitted quickly. This
is the information given to Con
gressman King Swope by Thos.
H. MacDonald, chief of the bu
reau of public roads, of the Unit
ed States Department of Agriculture-Joseph
S. Boggs, commissioner
of . public roads . of Kentucky.,
made a request of. Congressman
Swope that he endeavor to have
a federal engineer assigned to
road construction work in Ken
tucky, and Mr- Swope asked the
bureau of public roads to assign
a man for such duty. The reply
from Mr. MacDonald was- to the
effect that no action can be taken
by the federal government in
connection with the state, high
way building until the states sub
mit their projects, as the initia-ibile
tive is with the states under the
federal law.
Mr. MacDonald explained that
the appropriation for the current
fiscal year will lapse June 5, un
less arrangements for its expen
diture have been made ' by that
time, and that a sufficient number
of federal aid road projects have
not been submitted for approval
by the bureau of good roads to
use the amount allotte to Ken
tucky. Neither have enough pro
jects been submitted to justify
the appointment of a federal en
gineer to give his entire time to j down, he was dead in bed
the state of Kentucky. i w . n..:
While Mary Pickford was shooting
scenes for "Pollyanna" at the small
town of Norwalk, near Los Angeles,
the following incident occurrcu.
The clay's work was done. M
Pickford, seeking a place in which to
change her costume, asked if -a spare
room could be secured in some build-
intr nearhv. The villatre storekfipnnrJ
standing in his doorwav. overheard
her inquiry. To Al Werker, property
director, he said:
"Tell that kid she can come in here
and change her clothes if she wants".
"That kid!" Werker was indignant
"Why, that's Mary Pickford!"
"ain't!" said the storekeeper, and
a moment later when her "Pollyanna"
dress and had put on her grown-up
clothes, he said: "There, now, that's
Mary Pickford you movin'. picture
fellers can't fool me!" .
"Pollyanna" will be the feature here
Thursday and Friday.
TOBACCO , CanvassWe have
a good supply cn hand at 12 l-2c
and 15c McKee's. 76-3
Afier Attempted Assault Upon
Mrs. Clayton Marsee At Her
Heme On Buckeye Pike
Lancaster and Garrard county
were greatly excited, late last
week over an attempted assault
by a negro upon a white woman.
But he met quick justice.
Twenty-four hours after Louis
Yantis, 32, negro, was arrested on
a charge of attempted assault on
Mrs. Clayton Marsee, he was in
dicted, sentenced to serve a 11
year prison term, and was on his
way to the Frankfort peniten
tiary. Yantis was caught in the negro
quarter of Lancaster at 7 o'clock
Friday morning. Judge C. A.
Hardin called a special grand jury
at 1 1 o'clock. The trial started at
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon and
at 4 o'clock he was convicted.
Yantis, in custody of the sheriff
of Garrard county, was on a train
speeding to the capital two hours
Ya'iti- -v.0 i,,ier, ap-
the I'viiii-.--. o home, one
;oni Lancaster on the
iiwrueye pike, at 8 o'clock Thurs
day night. Mr. Mai see was in
Lancaster. Mrs. Marsee and two
Miiall children were alone at the
home. The negro knocked at the
front door and inquired if the
family had any meat for sale.
Mrs. Marsee becoming frighten
ed because of the negro's brusque
inquiry, shut the door and told
him to go away.
"You're a damn liar; you have
got some meat," the negro told
her before she could close the
The negro then ran around
house. When he began to
on the back door and demand en
trance, Mrs- Marsee said she
gathered her children in her amrs
and lied, screaming, out the front
front dour to the home of a ne
gro neighbor, John Dunn, who
resides a short distance from the
Marsee home. ,
The woman'?, cries for help at
tracted Dunn and his family, wdio
came to her assistance. Yantis
A report cf the affair spread
swiftly throughout the communi
ty and feeling against the negro
! was at nifrn mtch. utncials and
a party of farmers and citizens
instituted a search which contin1
ued until Friday morning.
Yantis was arrested in the ne
gro district of Lancaster and de
nied all knowledge of the affair.
He was identified by Mrs. Mar
see. i
Mr. Marsee said Yantis ap
proached him in Lancaster and
asked if he had any meat for sale.
He told him no. and the negro
went away. Dr- J. S- Gilbert
savs Yantis rode in his automo-
a short distance
from Lan-
j caster at about 7 :30 o'clock in the
evening. He says the negro left
the machine near the Marsee
home. Yantis was a soldier and
served in France.
Found Husband Dead In Bed
Mrs. Thomas Scott, of Louis
ville, received a note from her
husband from whom she was
separated asking her to come to
Jelfersonville, as he was ill.
When she arrived the next morn
ing, and had the door broken
As a result of the burning of
the Mayiield" tobacco chute by
masked men, as a protest against
the auction meth prices,
u , ..:v .i be . t"i drawn and
:'.ere postponed indefinite-
Biggest Bcsnk Burglarly Yet
"The $15,000 haul at the Union
Bank of Berry, Harrison conn-
ty, where yeggment used nitro
glycerine, was the largest .loss
among the ten Kentucky banks
robbed this year. ' -
The Woman's Missionary Society
and the Young Woman's Circle of the
First Christian church will hold pray
er meeting on Tuesday and F
afternoons at 3 o'clock in the I ..'
parlor.' Evtry woman and gin an the
church is urged to be present. -. ,
Attend the concert at Caldwell
Hi eh SchooLtonicht. i Benefit of
Associated Charities. Admission
25 and 35 cents. It

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