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ICHM -EM established 1865 55th Year No. 96 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky Wednesday Afternoon, April 21, 1920 Price Five Cents 71 m WD mm o HI JOHNSON BEATS WOOD IN NEBRASKA And Bryan Is Buried Completely When Running As Dry Can didate For Delegate toy Associated Press! Omaha, Neb., April 21 Re turns from one-fourth of the pre cincts in yesterday's primary give Hiram Johnson a lead over Gen. Wood of approximately 3,000, on the republican side. Senator Hitchcock, democrat, is leading that division by 4 to 1. William J. Bryan, running as a "dry," apparently has been snow ed under as a candidate for dele-gate-at-large to the Democratic National Convention, and Senator Hitchcock has received the pres idential nomination, defeating Robert Ross, of Lexington, Neb Senator Johnson's lead over his opponent was apparent when the hrst returns came in. Figures in his favor continued to mount as additional returns were received. One Omaha precinct gave John son 33, Wood 13 and Pershing 19. First returns from outside Omaha, (Douglas county) came from Grand Island. One precinct gave Johnson 167, Wood 16 and lJershing 11. On the democratic side iiitcn- cock received 51 and Ross and other "written in" presidential ' candidates, 5. ; Nebraska women participated in the primary election. It was the first time they had balloted. Mr. Bryan had made a strong ap peal to the women. The returns indicate that the appeal was un heeded. The Brvan slate of four dele- gates at large to the national ; convention, has been defeated, ' with the possible exception of one delegate. The democratic delegation will be , instructed for Hitchcock.. The Senator's friends said that the result placed Senator Hitch cock before the country-as a lead ing candidate for the democratic nomination. He went before the voters with an , endorsement of the Wilson administration, .and declared publicly for legislation of light wine and beer. The Omaha returns have given i O to the Hitchcock - delegation at large slate 2 to 1 .indorsement aU were compelled to wiindsV thcijctm -Hiomas, and Aliss Oretha over the Bryan selection., The i flames- sprcal from one builaing to -Hornsb3y daughter, of Mr. and Bryan delegation was "dry." another. It was oniv with them'esi Ahs- Henry. Hornsby. , The moth In a number of districts Bryan's effort that the fire was 'confined to'thc er of lhc bride 'was present an6 name was at the foot of the col-lone side of the street, since every er-ithe 'ceremony required but a few umn of the eight candidates forson and bucket, together with 'yard mmutcs after vhich Judge Price delegateship at large. , hose was brouth into nlay and the ef- i111 took UP bis duties in the "BLOND BOSS" QUITS WOOD i New York, April 21. Reports that a serious disagreement had taken place between Colonel William Cooper Procter, of Cincinnati, National Chair man of the General Wood presidential campaign, and Frank H. Hitchcock, whose association with Wood forces was heralded widely two months ago, have been in circulation here for weeks, and resulted yesterday in a statement from an authoritative source that the break came almost one month ago. It also was announced in welll-in-formed circles yesterday that Mr. Hitchcock no longer was associated with the Wood campaign. : Details of the ruction are lacking, but it is known that Colonel Procter was not in favor of the engagement of Mr. Hitchcock and consented only be cause of pressure brought by Wood leaders, particularly in the Southern States. jWood advocates, according to re- ports, nave Deen incnnea to criticize , i a I what they consider to be the autho cratic attitude of Colonel Procter. They say he should have made con cessions to hold both John T. King, of Connecticut, and Mr.- Hitchcook for their wide acquaintance an know ledge of practical politics, instead of driving them away from the support of General Wood. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS ; On and' after the 1st day of fessee "here k SPent itS frCC' May, 1920 the mrf subscription) piant Eeds Stripped be $4.00 per year. Up to May 1 ycu may have the privilege of renewing for another year at $3 a year, no matter whether your subscription has expired as yet, or not. . In other Words, if you pay $3 before May 1st and your subscription is now paid to, say, July 1st, you will be marked paid up to July 1, 1921. ' The fearful cost of paper and great scarcity at any. price makes this iiicreAse absolutely necessary FIRE WIPES OUT BLOCK AT IRVINE Flames Beyond Control, Gut Bus iness Section, Entailing . Great Loss Fire originating in a garage yc terday afternoon started a fire which j raged for hours and wrought damage to the extent of more than $50,000, wiping out an entire business block and throwing the citizens of Irvine in to a state of great excitement. For a time, owing to the high winds, it was believed that the greater part of the town would be destroyed and there was a miscellaneous moving and shifting of furniture etc. The flames, which-originated in the Estill Wallace garage, were discovered at an early period, but the presence of gasoline and other inflammable material caused the fire to get beyond control within ja short time. It was soon discovered that the Irvine fire-fighting apparatus was inadequate to cope with the situation and a message was sent to Ravenna. Assistance came but was too late to save any portion of an en tire business block which was razed. The flames .gathered headway rapidly and so smothered volunteer fireman that their efforts to rescue a number of automobiles in the garage were unvailing in the garage another, seven 0f the machines were reduced to a worthless mass and the flames spercad from- one buildiner to another. The fire brings about a great 'loss to a number of merchants, some of whom had little if any insurance. Within two hours after the fire started the flames had licked up the entire block and it was with difficulty thai they were prevented from ignitinjj nearby building. Much or the property , destroyed was owned by State Treasurer J. A. Wallace, whose los:;' aione i3 believed to be nearly $50,000. It was the most diaasterous fire in the' history of the town, old residents say and eliminated a number of im portant and well known buildings. The exact loss has as yet not been estimat ed, owing to some of the papers havr ing been bumed, that dealt with in surance. Women assisted, the Workmen, iih fighting the flames and while there j were a number -of. -narrow ' 'csifuper; jf rom injury, no' one " was sei iouxl y hurt. The visitors from Ravenna worked like Trojans, however; 'thy "i". " iJ".i'-J, .i, , v.. , ( . . handicap was too great and "one' :ahdlf "omaison 'of'. h and , Mrs. fort united to save the row of build- ings, the sides of some becoming ribly heated from the flames across the street. Available list of buildings lost through the lire, were: T. O. Wallace furniture store and stocL; worth $8,000, $1,500 insurance'; Puc-kett's pool room, Miss Bettic railroad men in the Chicago dis vnw's miilinrrv store. S1.5G0 in-!tnct refused today to vote on the surance; Dr. E.' C. Edwards' au-! tomoliHo SI 0T,0 insurance: N. F. Harris Ready Furniture Co surance $1,500. T 7 T ' m- uriNMyy mum TfiTS NFAH! Y 200'fl (By Associated Press) liirmingham, ila., April 21 The toll of yesterday's storm which swept portions of Mississ- lppi and Tennessee was placed! today at 166 killed. Scores were injured. The property damage , is approximately two minion uoi- . . . i . -II- J - 1 lars. The largest number killed in Mississippi were at Meridian and Aberdeen, with 14 and 21, . re: spectively. Twenty killed in Marion coun ty was the record for Alabama, while in Tennessee three were killed in Williamson county. , . The. tornado apparently . struck at Guin, Ala., zigzagged through northwestern Alabama, eastern Mississippi, and southern Tenu- Farmers in the vicinity of Murphysville, near Maysville, re port that their tobacco and cot ton beds have been invaded and badly damaged by persons who not only, carried off plants, but left the beds uncovered thus dam- Alumnae Association, of Madison aging the rest by being exposed Institute Saturday afternoon at 3 to the cold weather. .. ' ' . . o'clock in Christian church parlors. - Members interested in having a lun- Edgar Allen Poe, orphaned in in-cheon the latter part of May are ask fancy and adopted by a rich uncle, was ed to be present. Miss Anne De disinherited in his uncle's will. Jrnette, President Association. SUSPECTED CHECK ISSUED TUESDAY Ycung Man Had Pocket Full Drawn On Farmers Bank -At Irvine wnen a ycung man purchased a suit of . clothing Tuesday and tendered an undated check . on the Farmers nn i State bank at Irvine, in payment. A. Dobrowsky, a First street merchant became suspicious, as he discovered that his patron had a dozen additional checks, all signed, in his pocket, Making an excuse, he left the store and took the check to a local bank where he was advised to communicate with the bank at Irvine, in order to ascertain the validity of the paper, Mr. Dobrowsky returned to his store to find the young man gone. The check was made out to and signed by j "I:bert Willowby". Before the de- parture from the store, the merchant asked the young man why he carried so many checks, and the later re plied that they were the property of friends and had been given to him to get cashed. The check was for thirty dollars, and the suit of clothing was priced at twenty- five dollars. Mr. Dobrowsky later saw the fel low on the street, he clams and thought that his suspicious may have been . unwarranted, however the stranger soon vanished. ' . , The paper, now believed to be worthless, was turned over to Chief of Police Devore. This is the first at tempt, a number of local merchants state that has been made for some time to cash worthless checks here, the last occurrence having been about a year ago when a number of spurious checks for small amounts were put in circulation here. DAN CUPID STOPS ' COURT PROCEEDINGS I will ask you gentlemen to pardon me a moment," was the address made Wednesday just before noon by County Judge W. K. Price, as he was called from the bench to perform a marriage cerempiiy. , "I always have a . few minutes -for Dan Cupid," , he so liloquized, as he retired to his office-and united in marriage Rufus S court room. ine little Dndai tcv-!Party bailed from Red House and leiurneu mere immediately alter the ceremony. Strikers' Are Obdurate (lly Associated Press) Chicago, April 21 Striking question of returning to work. All efforts ot a committee ot the mmkc leuutrs laueu to ootain ac 1 t jr i a ' tion. , .. R. S. Murphv, one of -the three ' (strike leaders, arrested last week I during the appeal for men to re- I turn t r wnrl- -wo rrA in A m nriVi n and cedared he uid ot 1 le was greeted with cat calls and hisses. Union leaders declared after the meeting that they were helpless to order the men back to Work, Settles Czza of County , . . ,., SJVM Wednesday afternoon in the county court, Judge W. K. Price heard the condemnation proceed ings of Madison county against Irvine Isbell, and the hearing'ter minated in the county agreeing to pay the sum of $150 .to the owner of the land, as a result of a new road being built, and this sum was decided upon as proper damages for rebuilding of fences, etc. New York Situation (By Associated Press) New York, April 21 Railroads affected by the strike today re ported an increase in freight traf fic, and virtually normal passen ger service. ' ANNUAL MEETING There will be a meeting of the XS a Oft 9 :::xi:i::::AS::5i4:::::S 1 - MOTORIZE THE FROM PRODUCEfc.TO. CONSUME MOTOR TRUCKS HEBE SHORTLY AFTER NOON About a dozen motor trucks with heavy pneumatic tires and headed by a brass band drove into Richmond about half past one o'clock Wednes day aitemoon. fThis was. the third day out of the Lexington Truck Dealer's Association big tour through the Blue Grass counties. Major Thompson B. Sh'ort was in ommand as tour master. After park ing on First street, the .visitors ate lunch, and then proceeded to do some demonstrating. , Percy Reid had ar ranged for a haul; of a ton" of Zar- ing's flour out tor Red Lick, and other tests showing . .just what the pneu matic tired trucks will do under ad verse circumstancesj , were to, be sug gested. From hete . the :toulists go on to Berea, and return via Winches ter. , . STOLE EVERYTHING NOT "NAllHT'OtCAR Thieves carried off ; everything but the chassis and 'engine iof Dr. G. G. Perry's Ford roadster when he left it on the Lexington pike this side of Foxtown Tuesday night. The car got out of fix and was left at the side of the road until a repairman could reach it. When the car was found Wednesday morning, all four tires were gone, the coils had been remov ed, the" headlight rims taken off, all tools gone, globes from the head lights; in fact "everything that wasn't nailed down" was taken, ilt is be lieved that the thief can be apprehend ed if he attempts to sell any of these accessories of the car. HO, LOOK AT THIS! (By Associated press) Washington, April 21 Assist ant Postmaster General Koons today instructed the city post masters to permit letter carriers to wear overalls whenever the majority at. any office so desired. Staid house office buildings were given a touch of jazz today by six young women secretaries, who enrolled in the overall brigrade, appeared in blue denim trousers, rolled well above high heeled pumps- silk stockings and multi- I colored waists. They created something of a sensation as they tripped along the corridors. Kentncky Clean-Up Date (By Associated Press) Louisville, April 21 The State Board of Health today . joined with the 'Women's Clubs of the State, in designating April 26th to Ma y2nd, as "Clean-up Week" It issued a proclamation asking aid of city and county officials in removing the winter's accumula tion of refuse. PIRATES BEAT REDS AGAIN Pittsburg 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 05 Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 Batteries Cooper and Rariden. - and Lee; Ring Work Was resumed Wednesday morning , on the . excavation . of the streets after another ' stop owing to the "weather. . Contractor McLain ia trying to procure a stand-in, as he says with the weather man in order to push the work. : ' y.-.v.-.-c iROAD MONEY MUST BE PUT UP-FIRST Work Will Not Start On Federal Highway Until Sum Subsrib ed Is In Bank Delcgations from various counties along the proposed Federal Highway which comes to Richmond were in Frankfort Tuesday to consult with State Road Commissioner Joe S. Bcggs regarding the state and gov ernment's portion of the expense of building a modern roadway. Different matters connected with the proposition were discussed. It was impressed upon all who were present by Mr. Boggs that the gov ernment positively will not begin work on the roadway until every cent sub scribed has been paid in and certified to. the State Road Department. This means that all who. made pledges to MadisonXpst tbjujaimusBlace in ? Wijjirl sbtjiJ)ons in . the ' . State Bank and Trust Company at- once. 'been designated as the: de poratbry5 an dit will handle and 'certify the. money as soon a$ it is received, to the? State Road Department. Members of: the Soliciting committees, who se cured the pledges are preparing to let all who subscribed know what the con ditions are: that work on the highway postively will not start' until every cent subscribed has been paid in to the bank here. The State Road De partment and Uncle Sam do busness on a cash-in-advance system, and as they are putting up dollar for dollar with the counties, the justice of their plan cannot be questioned. So it's up to those who subscribed the private fund as to when work on this greatiy needed highway will start in. GIRLSf HAD NARROW ESCAPE IN RUNAWAY Misses Audrey and Nettie Wil son had a very narrow escape from death when, their horse kicked and ran away Saturday af ternoon when the igirls were re turning to their home on Jack's Creek pike. The accident occur red a few yards from the Rich mond pike. The horse, ran against a tree, overturning the buggy and throwing the girls against the pike. Miss Audrey, who has just returned from school at Lexing ton, received a kick on the right arm, when her. arms were caught in the lines, and dragged a few steps by the-horse. Her sister is suffering several minor cuts and bruises. Though they are net' so seriously . hurt '. as : was thought by persons who rushed to-them, the girls! are suffering f rorn a nervous , shock and their buggy was completely demolish ed.' . ' r : ' ; : Rook wood ' Rookwood Coffee will be' ; our Saturday special. 45c per pound one day only Saturday, April 24th. ' D. B: McKinney & Co. - 96 3 . . ' WANTED To selj my farm; cheap for cash. John Rodman, R. D.-s. Pekin. Indiana. 96 lp FERTILIZER I can make prompt shipment for. your fertili zer for corn and tobacco. Tobacco fertilizer $45.30; corn $26.75. C. M. Embry, phone 31 -2 ring, Waco, postofBce Mobrlvf Ky. 4 5 v: j ""MSB ISIlSilillill - ' , THE WEATHER Local thunder showers probably to night and Thursday; somewhat warm er tonight; cooler Thursday afternoon in west portions. THE MARKETS Cincinnati Cattle steady; hogs 50c to 75c lower; Chicago 25c higher. Louisville, April 21 Cattle 200, active arid unchanged ; . hogs 2, 000; active and unchanged ; sheep 50; firm and unchanged. FIRST ELEVATOR : IN RETAIL STORE Richmond Builders Are Crowded With Work and Present Year Will Be Big One Take the elvator, please, second floor, then to the right" feounds rath er strange, and to be in a home store too, doesn't it? Thats just what is! coming, for the contract for the first up-town elevator in. a retail store has been let and the work will be started at once. This will be in the furniture and music store of the Higgins com pany, i i The contract which was awarded to Todd & Sons, local contractors, will mean, when the work is completed, that there will be a new front, an ad ditional music room, the elevator lead ing to the upper floors, and other im provements which will render the es tablishment up to the minute. It is believed that this will be followed by other similar improvements of a like nature in the near future. Another improvement of note will be the remodeling of the Allen Zaring home on Summit street, which will be effected within a short time, also by Todd & Sons. The present building will be transformed into a modern and attractive structure, on the bungalo order, somewhat larger in proportions than the regulation building of this character seen in the crowded cities. This will represent the future home of Mr. Zaring and family. The work of finishing the beautiful home of J. S. Sewell, on Woodland avenue Will soon be effected and this will add to the number of attractive ! homes in this city. It represents a cost of more than $30,000. -; These are but a" few of the improve ments which will mark the change during the present year in the resi dential and business portions of the city of Richmond. Mr. Todd & Son are figuring on other contracts, as weir as other local contractors for much more improvement work and they report that this year will prove a model year for building and im provement work generally. K. E. A. MEETING WELL UNDER WAY (By Associated Press) Louisville, April 21 Prof. R. P. Green- of Bowling Green, Presi dent of the Kentucky Educational Association, in addressing the an nual meeting here today, outlined a progarm of intense American- j ism for school teachers of the state. He declared the teachers' task to be the defense of Ameri can institutions and asserted, "no red radicalism shall have foot hold in our ranks, if we have the strength of soul and simplicity of mind of the founders of our land." President M. B. Adams, of Georgetown College, likewise de clared that the. teaching profes sion holds the key to the solution of world chaos. Real Estate Transfers "W. B. Smith to B. Golden, 80 acres for $2,200. . W. A. Owens to C. M. Tribble, 45 acres for $900. . L. O. Lester to John Lakes, lot in Berea, for $2,000. H. C. Jones to S. H. Ross, lot in Richmond, for $142. PAINT LICK LADIES TO HAVE GINGHAM CLUB While New York has a Cheese as well as an Overall club, it remained for the youn'g women of Paint Lick, to organize a Gingham club, in con nection with the Overall club there; and the ladies will soon appear it is reported, wearing neat new gingham frocks. While the Cheese club in the east will doubtless "improve with age", the young women of Paint Lick are of the opinion that the ging ham will be heartily accepted and not become obnoxious.. . . '.-) Demonstration ' Swift : and Company will dem onstrate Nut Butter at NefFs Fish and Oyster House Saturday April 24. ; ; . 95 4t MOTOR TRUCKS ON THE FARM How Modern Methods Are Prov ing of Great Benefit To Up-To-Date Farmers The successful armer was first a practical man practicability is the foundation of his success as a farmer -time, the elements and all his sur roundings compel him to deal con stantly with brutal frankness and he wants little to do with theory. When the farmer is confronted with such serious conditions as he is today, with regard to labor problems, he welcomes every mechanical device that will make his farm more nearly a one man organization. Said George F. Smith here today with the Motor Truck Demonstration tour. To the ordinary observer it may not so appear, but the facts are that the fanner's haulage or transportation problems are more mometous right now than even the produtcion of crops. The need of the truck on the farm is evidenced by the number already owned and operated by American farmers. The evolution in the methods of pro duction on. farms, from the hand planter," cultivator, the scythe and the sickle, to the more modern machinery such as self-binder, et cetra, drawn by horses, and later by farm tractors, was perfectly natural ' trend of .pro gress. Then, just as natural is thr rvrTn- tion from the pack on the back, the ox cart, and the horse-drawn vehicle to the truck, to solve the fanner's haulage problems. He can not long resist installing it as a component part of his equipment. From 1850 to 1900, when the old hand methods cf farming were in vogue, farm values in America in creased from 4,000,000,000 to $20, 000,000,000. From 1900 to the present day, with modern methods, farm values have increased from $20,000, 000,000, to $75,000,000,000, due to the ability of the farmer to cultivate more intensively a wider acreage and more advantageously market his commodity. From 1899 to 1309 the population of the United States increased 2i per and even with improved methods in tnese clays it was only possible to in crease the production of food-stuffs 10 per cent hence the increased cost w - " x C C4.ll aiC) W U 1C"' gret to say, so thoroughly acquainted. The population of America has been increasing so much, more rapidly than the increase in the production of foodstuffs, that for a period of seven years prior to the European war the United States was importing com from Japan and meat from the Argen tine and Austrlia, and during the same period the importation of foodstuffs looking at it from a standpoint of dollars and cents, was practically eoual to the exportation of foodstuffs from Ameiica. . . And while our population as a whole increased, the population in the rural districts actually decreased. Over 8,000,000 people have moved from the farms in the United States to the cities since 1900, and the heaviest percentage of the immi-' grants from foreign countries to the Un.te.l States have located in the densely populated manufacturing cen ters, rather than migrating to the farms. This condition is not new from M V.'i T I i -W 1 ( n cl-anrlrrn-nf fni QTitianf . history shows as that the Greek pre ferred Athens to the rural districts and the Roman, the circus to the farm. In 1880 the farmei's could hire a UIGbll -11 J UI ii. (At (jJAU LU fS a month, while today they are paying from &60 to $75 a month for farm laborers. ' , The truck manufacturers of Amprira 51A faff r fnpo n,-!tVi fTio fat. thac not only does the farm offer the greatest potential duty to learn quick ly the needs of the American farmer will most efficiently and economically A1 1 i.1 " . 1J I The following paragraph contains some very striking facts which Were published in a recent of Leslie's Magazine: . ' " "Chc horic! Never before has the worlu ?o much needed the bounty of nature combined with the energy- of man. Ana yet, in tnis country aione, 135,000,000 acres cf fertile soil are de voted to the sustenance of the horse This land, comparing in area approx-. imate'y to that of the states of New could feed the starving million of the world if the farm tractor and motor truck w;ere used to replace the 12,000, 000 horsesl The tractor too, requires r i .1.1-- ' . ' t i 'ja- - 1UUU 1X1 UK. . 1U1IU Ui 1UC1, ' UUl . 1U3 sene products obtained froni. under- neatn tne - ground no irom : iertue . soil w"hich could otherwise be used to '