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mm 1 PAMjY . Established 1865 55th Year No. 1 10 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky Friday Afternoon, May 7, 1 920 Price Five Cents WHITE WAY ALMOST CERTAIN FOR GITY Council Takes Progressive View Of Question And It's Now Up To Public Spirited Citizens If the public spirited, citizens of Richmond will put their shoulder to the wheel once more and raise the in significant sum of 1,500, the White Way is assurred. . This was decided at the regular meeting of .the City Council Thursday night when the councilmen voted to supply any de ficit over that sum which may be need ed to make up the $75,000 which is estimated that the cost of such im provement will be to the people of Richmond. iThe Kentucky Utilities Company has very generously given $2,000 toward the cost of construction, and will install the system on long time method of payment of whatever sum may remain to be paid by the city after the public subscription has reached $5,000. A number of citizens spoke before thj council and urged that Richmond should not neglect such an opportunity to make the work of its street paving complete. They declared that to pave the business streets and leave the un sightly poles, wires and antiquated are lights would be a disgrace, and that Richmond should make a com plete work of the improvement while she was at it. The Councilmen took a broad and liberal view of the situ ation, and agreed to provide what may be necessary, over the $5,000 sub scriptions which must be put up by the business men and citizens who will be directly benefitted. Already $3:500 has been subscribed, and a committee composed of Councilman TerriH, Mcr shon, and Messrs. M. C. Kellogg and S Jtf. Saufley was named to close up the subscription at one and take up with the Kentucky Utilities Company the contract question and other de tails. The session of the city fathers was one of the longest held in t'ome time. All members were present except Mr. O. B. Powell. Street Commissioner Aliman's re port showed $1,165.35 paid for labor and teams during .April- . City .- Col-, lector Dykes reported $174.78 coilccted during the past month. Chief of Foiicc Claude Dcvore had hjs check attached to his report of $114 pollectec ,in. fines in April. . . , , . v The report of City En.ir.cer Cic- celius showed $5,17057 due the Jolir. B. McLane Company for its sewer work in April, making the amount spent to date on the. new scwex-age system, $30,644.87. . In response to a request from Dr. R. L. Telford, the council voted $200 for the Associated Charities, to buy coal, and groceries for the needy. ! Upon request of Councilman Terrill the council ordered a telephone pole removed from immediately in front of the ice cream factory being erected by Emil Lohrisch. (Councilman O'Neil and Mcrshon were appointed a committee to look into complaint by Jesse Hawkins that water is running down on his property on Fifth street, and reported on the advisability of selling Mr. Hawkins about 10 feet so that the nuisance can be remedied. Councilman Golden brought up the matter of the trees 'at the comer of Main and Collins street. He also re ported a bad mule hole on Estill ave nue near the residence of Mr. Azbill. It was reported that it may be nec essary to raise the -sidewalk to over come the trouble. Councilman O'Neil said that a num- ber of bad pavements in town had been ordered repaired but that the property owners had not obeyed previ ous orders. The Chief of Folice will ' again notify them if they do not comply, the city will do the work at their expense. A low sidewalk near the home of Mr. M. H. Wells on ' Smith-Ballard street was discussed, and Mr. O'Neil said that there is a duck pond also in front of Mr. Gold en's business place on Main street. Upon recommendation of Mr. Terrill. the City Engineer was reported to in vestigate the grades etc., and ascer tain who is at fault, and recommend who be required to pay "the expense r of making repairs necessary. After auditing and paying the bills - the council granted building permits to R. W. Nelson for a $1,000 dwelling : on Hallie Irvine street" and to T. E. . Million to repair a house on Hill street. Messrs. Willis Kennedy," S. A. .B. ' Jones and Lewis Brandenburgh were appointed city tax supervisors for -. this year, by unanimous votg. l Emmett Embry, colored, requested J. that something be done if possible to give sewer connection to the colored section and especially to the new colorea Baptist church. Mcyor Evans said that the city had been unable to carry out its program because of the greatly increased cost of ' materials and had been forced to eliminate many other sections of the city also from the original plans. He said that at present, with the greatly increased costs of everything, sewers could only bo laid under the permanent streets, but he hoped that later other secitons could be helped. After discussion of the White Way matter and ' endorsement of the plan by the council, Judge J. J..Greenleaf sugegsted that .Richmond again take up the question of securing state-aid funds for work that is done on the city streets, on those highways that are part of the inter-county scat sys tem. He said he believed that Rich mond had lost $150,000 in the last several years by not pushing this matter through. City Ertginner Cre celius and City Attorney J. P. Che nault were appointed a committee to take the city's street improvement plans to Frankfort, confer with State Road Commissioner Joe S. Boggs and make formal application for state funds for the street work. It is be lieved and hoped that Richmond may be able to secure quite a sum eventual ly to supplement the mony being spent on the streets by the citizens. City health Officer Dr. J. G. Bosley reported a new sewer on. Fourth street having been completed and now working from the properties of Messrs. Stone, Sant Bush, and Judge Turpin. He also reported overflowing cesspools on Collins streets, and the necessity for a sewer at that point. This referred to the sewer committee. The question of hogs within the city nimits was also brought up by Dr. Bosley, and after much discussion-, it seemed to be agreed that this was a matter where each hog must "stand on its own bottom"' and the conditions in connection with its range, etc. Judge J. C. Chenault, of the City Beard,-then brought up the necessity for more money for the city schools. to take care of increased salaries and expenses in improving the old Madi son Institute property. He said that a tentative budget drawn up by the school board called for $49,500. Of this about $12,500 is asked for build ing and repairs. The board did not state the tax levy that it asked but Judge Chcnaul said that it felt the people shou? d' k now' what - llvv- sch wi 1 beard is up . against He said the bers of the. -school board had to' beat; the; sole, responribi'ily "' for .the acf- litional funds needed inasmuch as'the law giyes. it the po"ver to' demand and receive from the council' the money 51 needs. He said work of a school jstce is often unpleasant,' that V: carries no remuneration an a nnanciai way and the members of the board here arc working to keep exposes to the ninimum but do desire to see the school children of Richmond properly taken care of. The budget ' will be submitted in detail before the June meeting of the council when the tax levy is fixed said John Noland, of the board. Mayor Evans called attention of the school board members to the fact that the city can only allow a 75c tax to carry on all its work, pay all salaries and running expenses. Mr. Noland said that no fourth class city in the state can support its school:; ! on a 50a rate; that the new law per mits a rate as high at $1.50, but that the local board has no intention of going anywhere near that figure. Mayor Evans appointed Messrs. O'Neii and Terrill a committee to draft the next license ordinance, and the council then adjorncd. GAINES SUFFERS ' PAINFUL ACCIDENT Friday morning when cranking his car preparatory to' going to his farm in Spencer county, Virgil Gaines met with a very painful accident, when his forefinger became caught, the bone being broken and the member badly lacerated. The hasty attention .given it by a physician it is reported, will enable Mr. Gaines to enjoy an early recovery and not the loss of the finger as was at first thought. FOOD SALE Saturday, May 8 W. F- Higgins' Furniture Store. For Home Mis- Come. sions- . :." Circle Girls Of -First Christain Church CIRCUIT COURT CRIMINAL CASES Docket To Be Cleared Friday And Civil Cases Will Be " Taken Up When Judge W. R. Shackelford got things to moving along Thursday in the Madison county Circuit court, there was a good grist of work reported when time for closing court arrived late in the afternoon. With two ex ceptions the jurors found all de fendants guilty. ' The manner in which the work is progressing in dicates that the criminal docket will be cleared some time Friday, when Judge Shackelford states he will turn dircctlly to the civil cases, which will be given con sideration. The first case heard was. that of the state vs Ras McIIone indict ed by the grand jury for having set lire to a school house near Red Lick. Upon recommendation, McHone was allowed to go, the case hav ing been filed away, . pending fu ture behavior. Isiah and Lloyd Webb, charged with assult upon Sheriff Whit lock and deputies, S. P. Bush and W. A. Johnson, entered a plea of not guilty which was sustained Stanley Rogers, charged with the theft of chickens, was the recipient of a term of two years in state prison on a charge of larcncy. It is claimed that with out the knowledge or consent of the owner, the aforesaid Rogers made a nocturnal visit to a cer tain hennery where he possessed himself of a number of choice yet fowl" specimans and made off with them. Rojrers had but little to say regarding the trans action ; neither did the jurors just "two years." Clayton Blakcman has not as much confidence as usual in the noncsty of one Willard Whitakcr. The latter, who was' charged with having carnal knowledge of a young girl, successfully sought Mr. Blakeman to go on his bond aifctS'jM- arrest,'; Vy.hicjr bond was mcwi-U'SCO, to be exact.,,... Before the oase-'camc up for. hearing Whita kcF i -SkfdKto have departed, un- Fcereinoniavisly ; s iyjihthe result thaf judgment -was. passed on, the forfcifu'ed-bonxl. . '-'Wink' Va51kcr0 ; charged with grand lareiicy, is ;.a.- defendant in tVfc last of the criminal list. (Walker is said to have purloined a oiamond ring lrorn Mrs. W. L. Crutcher. He claims he bought the ring and this will be his de fense when the case is called for trial. He was acquitted. Circuit court clerk James Wag ers is one of the busiest men and despite the rapidity with which the cases are handled and the names of the jurors sought,' he has tlfc record ready. He is an adept when it coTnes to copying and recording, and is some speed artist. . Deputy sheriff James Taylor made a late trip, last night to Valley View where he sought j witnesses for a number of cases today. He said that it "literally poured," and that he was wet from) head to foot before his arri val home at midnight. County prosecutor O. P. Jack sen came in town Friday morning wearing a new pair of overalls. He said that he was a charter rmember of the Overall Club and that he liked them. "I was elect ed in overalls once," he said. PROMINENT VISITORS HERE Col.-W. V; Richardson and Mayor W. O. Mclntyre, of Danville, were in Richmond for several hours Wed nesday, inspecting the Daily Register's new press and building. They are editors and publishers of the Danville Daily Advocate and are preparing to install a Duplex press of the same pattern as that which prints the Daily Register. Both are hustlers and among the best known newspapermen in the state. Col. Richardson . was . private secretary to Senator Ollie 'M James ! during his life-time. THE AMERICAN CLEARING COMPANY We' buy large boundries of pine stump land. With our steam clearing machine, we clear this la"nd at a low cost: See us and let us tell you all particulars. D. S. ESTILL, ; R. R. BURNAM, JR. It Richmond, Ky. CLOSING DAY OF CONVOCATIONS MEET Gov. Morrow and Other Notables On Program On Thursday Afternoon The program for the last day of the convocational meeting at the State Normal, is being followed out, and there will be placed on record at it's close Friday night, one of the most in teresting and important meeting in the history of the organization. ': The program on Thursday night, following the impressive flag raising service earlier : in the afternoon by Governor Morrow and others, was intensely interesting. The feature was an address by W. H. Stout, of Indian apolis, of the Lyceum Chautauqua of that city, who spoke upon various' sub jects relativeto his broad experience in this and high school work. It has prov ed to be one of the most instructive and interesting speakers during the week. The flag raising service was impres ive, Governor Morrow admitting that he was partial to the Eastern Kent ucky district, since he was considered one of it's integral parts, being a re ident of the district, and admitted that he was glad he was. There were sailors soldiers, and marines in uniform stat ionabout the flag when it was unfold ed, and he service was such as to 'cause those present to witness a most imposing ceremony. Governor Marrow spoke of patriotism in a masterly manner; he advocated the work the work being accomplished at the school and complimented the instructors and all concerned. He gave his assurance of assisting with additional legislation dealing with the progress being made in the educational work. W. K. Grinstead, at the head of the foreign language department,- de livered the dedicatory', address and spoke of the planting of the flag or the very ground i upon which i the battle of Richmond ' was . f ought He also spoke of the.' 250 young men who answered the country's call during the late war and of' the' failure of; nine to return. America was 'sung, then Star Spangled Banner; and : this marked the close of the ' service; which will long be 'remembered by v those ;'f6r- tunate; enough it ; be present. ; Mrs.- Dick Cobb, of "Danville is vis iting he mother Mrs. -Jake White.; ' Mrs. G. W. Stokl ey , and grandson Georgia O'Donnell have returned home after several days visit with relatives in Versailles. Mr".' Charles Cc4t, of Panola, visited his daughter, Mrs. Joe Mize and fami ly Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Col. Hale and daughters, Ezzic and Maude visited Mr. and Mrs. Jesse E. Hale Wednesday. Mrs. Wm. Cole visited Mrs. Hallic O'Donell, of Million Wednesday. Uncle Jcs Is 84 ' (By Associated Press) Washington, May 7 Former Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives Joseph G. Cannon, is 84 years old today. House mem- bers gave him an ovation when Republican Leader Mondell an nounced it was "Uncle Joe's" an niversary. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY IX.ST Empty leather suit case with initials E. E. K. on end: return to F. C. Gentry, business manager Normal School, and receive reward. 110 tt WILL take -an unlimited number of steer cattle to graze; good grass and water. May Collins. 110 1 ANY person thoughtlessly in posses sion of a blue print from the Collins sa!e. please leave at J. H. Oldham's hardware store and oblige the purchas er. , no it A PLACE for ladies to get a shine at Hill and Mattingly's, over Western Union. 110 1 LADIES suit pressed 50c; men's 40c: we hav eall kinds of hate cleaned and blocked. Hill and Mattingly, over Western Union, phone 391. 110 1 LET i us -do your dry cleaning and pressing. Men's suits $1.50: ladies SI. 75. Men's pressed 40c: ladies 50c. Hill and Mattingly, over Western Union, phone 331. 11U 1 LOST On way to Union City out of 1 rnmntm,Unr nf Ciirrencv todav is r, Friday morning., two sample cases Comptroller OI currency tuaay ia one containing: knitted hoods and skirts; the other men's work coats and auto roh.es. Also traveling bang-. Finder leave ati Daily Register office for re ward. 110 2p . FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH . Two Great Services Next Sunday Presenting "THE DISCIPLES WORLD MOVEMENT" Mr. Carpenter Will Speak In The Morning On "The Acid Test" ' ' Mass Meeting Of Christian Churches Of Madison - County Sunday Evening Rev. J. H) MacNeill Of Winchester -:' Will Speak . . FOURTEEN PRETTY LITTLE SCHOOL GIRLS All Disappointed At Failure To Get Examination For High j - - ; ; School Diploma Fourteen pretty little school girls from Kirksville who had fond visions of being passed from the Eighth grade to the high school today, assembled early "Friday morning, ready for the examination the result of which was to mean so much to them, and all were keenly dissappointed upon learning that the examination had been post poned for one week. This is . the largest number from this school reported to be ready for the advancement, at one time for a number of years.. All of the eligiblea were girls, and they braved the rain, with copy books, eager to do their best in order to gain the coveted pro motion. ' "They are all as good" as they are pretty", said the admiring teacher who was also present," and I think thev will all pass, without a hitch". The examination, which was to have been held today and tomorrow, was postponed one week. Those who were present to take the examination were: Misses Verna Ross, Lyda Hagan, Ellen Coy, Jane Long, Julia Palmer, Betty Curtis, Mary Arbuckle, Minva Duerson, Cecil Long, Elma Turner, Anna Mae Parish, Louise Wagers, .Marie Cotton, Jessie Cotton. SALVATION ARMY FUND MOVEMENT There was a meeting Thursday night at Lexington of those in charge of the Salvation Army 'fund move ment at which plans , were made for the distribution of quotas for the various-sections of the state and Rich mond wa"s included. ' The work was supervised by Miss Sylvan Swartsell,. who was in this city a few days ago planning the preliminary .work.' . ., It is the -intention to have the .opera tion-move steadily forward and to all appearances the drive, f ronv May 10 to 20,." wul 'result:in 'a'bicj fund 'being raised:' "itichrrfbhrf people arc iht'erest ? jn1hTrtccal work and the organiza tion work, which ws taken up last SurAlay night, will receive an impetus with, the receiving of the 'quota "for this city and, jcounty. This will be forthcoming, within1 :a short 'time. In the meantime,:(the. local ; ' teams' ' will continue their w;orkvuntiringly in an effort to have the task as well under way as possible before the time for the start of the drive. This will not only represent the city of Richmond but the Madison county as well. Here-1 tofore the city and county have re sponded liberally and the came re- suits are expected this drive. Emma Getting Homesick (By Associattd Press) j Chicago, May 7 A letter to her friend, -Dr. Ben Reitmarv made public today from. Emma Goldman, deported on the Soviet ark Buford, says she is homesick for America. The letterVdated at Moscow, says "If I coulcThear from tliose dear to me I left be hind, exile would not be so dim cult.": Corner On Paper Alleged (By Associated T'ress) Washington, May 7 Courtland Smith, of New York, president of the American Press Association, before the Senate committee in vestigating the paper shortage, today charged that print paper manufacturers were in a conspiracy to regulate both pro duction and prices and charged that a "corner' existed. Call For Bank Statements V (By Associated Press) Washington. May 7 The sued a call ior the condition 01 all national banks at the close of business on May 4th. THE WEATHER Unsettled tonight and. Saturday probably showers ; litle change in temperature. THE MARKETS Cincinnati Cattle lower; hogs steady ; Chicago lower. Louisville, May 7 Cattle 300; slow; hogs 1,200; steady; sheep 50; steady; all unchanged. RY. BROTHERHOODS PRESENT STATEMENT (By Associated Presr?) Washington, May 7 The Rail way Brotherhoods today present ed to the Railroad Labor Board a study in profiteering in support of the railway workers' demands for higher pay and refute the charge that increased labor costs are re sponsible for the high cost of liv ing. The statement was prepar ed by W. J. Lauck, former secre tary of the War Labor Board. The study asserts that profiteer ing in industry is the fundament al cause of high prices in practi cally all commodities, and that many statistics support this con tention. Sugar, the study pointed out, increased 300 per cent in price, with a 15 per cent labor increase; meat advanced 400 per cent, with the labor item so small that a hundred per cent increase would add but 5 per cent to the total cost. Profits on certain kinds of cloth absorbed half and the retail price on shoes nearly as much as three times the labor cost. But thet greatest menace in the future, the study adds, lies in the proba bility of the vast profits .still held in reserve, being capitalized in or der under the pretext of a fair re turn on capital invested, those who own them may . continue to take larger portions of the na tional income,- even " at the ex pense and suffering of the work ers. '. '" ! GARRANZA ABSENT FROM MEXICO CITY 'By Associated Tress J . , ,. . Washington, . May 7 Private messages from Mexico City were received here after, midnight say ing President Carranza had al ready left the Mexican capital ,for Vera Cruz. This is not confirm ed in official circles , early today. Analysis of reports on the Mex ican situation caused revolution ary agents here to predict Car ranza will abandon capital soon. WHAT WISE ONES SAY ABOUT THE DERBY (By Associated Tress) Louisville, Ky., May 7 Unoffi cial odds of 5 to 2 on Wildair, Da mask, and Upset in the Whitney string were qouted here today by sport writers for the Kentucky Derby tomorrow at' Churchill Downs, at a mile and a quarter, for a purse of $30,000 in added money. Donnaconna. and On Watch, owned by George. W. Loft are quoted at o to 1 ; Blazes, Paul Jones and Peace Pennant at 8 to 1 ; Prince Pal, Sterling, Bersa gliere at 20 to 1, and ranged down to 50 to 1 on Ethel Gray, Lorraine and Distinction. Prospects are good for a field record if the track 4 i-M 1 remains good. snowers, now ever, are predicted, and in that event instead of the anticipated 20 horses facing the barrier, it may be trimmed down to or near 16, the previous record when Re gret won the race in 1915. Mean while horsemen continue to as sert it'to be the most open Derby in history. x Mere Joining Revolt , (By Associated Press) Laredo. Texas. Mav 7 Sixty custom house employes in Nuevo Laredo, oooosite here, today loin ed the revolt and demanded the surrender of the federal garrison by two o clock, . - - Railway Men Arrested (liv Associated Press) Louisville, . Ky., May 7 The Brotherhood of Railway Train men today caused the arrest of five alleged members of the strik ing switchmens' organization on a technical charge of - vagrancy. They assert they were visiting round houses and railrpad yards, in an endeavor to persuade local men to join the strikers organiza tion.' '. ;' ','-.4..: : '; NARROW ESCAPES IN AUTO ACCIDENT Madison Folk3 Figure In Smash up In Which Escape From :. Death Seems A Miracle The closest call from death in an automobile accident that has perhaps been experienced by any one in Richmond in a long time, was that of Misses Alice and Grace Law, of Richmond,-and Mr, Russell Grinstead, of Waco, while driving to Lexington about 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Four other Richmond ladies go ing the same way, also had a touring car that Miss Law was driving crashed into the Ford se dan of Mrs. Lewis Weisenburgh. With her and driving, were her sister, Mrs. Carrie Henry, Mrs. S. M. Saufley, and Mrs. Overton Harber. This car was struck by the other car as it ricocheted across the road, after striking a telephone pole, and but for the fact that Mrs. Henfy was able to check her car quickly, the smaller machine would undoubtedly have been crushed beneath the larger car. It "turned turtle-" burying the Misses Law and Mr. Grin stead under it. It seemed almost a miracle that all were not killed. Both the young ladies were badly bruised and cut about the face and it is feared that Mr. Grin stead is internally injured. ' All were taken to a hospital in Lex ington. The accident happened about four miles this side of Lexington. Both machines were going to ward Lexington. The larger car was passing the' other. Miss Law who was driving the demolished car, says that the left wheels of her car got off the asphalt paving and in attempting to pull the car back, she lost control. She says she" did not realize that she was drjving too fast, but occupants of the other car say that the big ma chine was going at a very rapid rate, just before the crash came. ..rAVhen Miss Law. lost control, of . , her car, it struck a pole on tne left side- of thxrpike, and the mo mentunvwas such that it was im mediately hurled to the right and across tne piice toward ine small er car which happended to be just alongside at that very moment. The ladies in the smaller car say that it seemed that the big ma chine turned over two or three times. Mrs. Henry put on breaks and pulled to the right as far as possible in an attempt to escape . the hurling machine which was t Stif was un able to stop . her car in time though,' and the big machine struck the front end of the Ford , sedan, driving it down an em bankment at the right of the road and into a wire fence, which heH well and undoubtedly prevented the small car from overturning. A pond was at the foot of the em bankment, and the small car and its occupants would have been, precipitated into its waters if the wire fence had not held. Workmen on the dwelling be ing erected immediately across the road from the wrecked ma- chines, hastened and helped the injured people out from under the upturned car. The ladies in the bllia.ll cat nau uccn uaunu uut, 11 1 1 u u.-,,.- and ran a short distance up the pike, fearful of an explosion of a gasoline tank. They came back and gave all possible assistance. A physician happened to be pass ing and gave first aid and sent Misses Law and Mr. Grinstead to a hospital. Mrs. Weisenburgh 's car was pulled back into the road, where it was found a -bent axle and fenders and lamps torn off were the only real damage sus tained by ijt. The small car was driven to town and the axle straightened and the four ladies returned home in the afternoon. The Misses Law are nieces of Dr. E. H. Norton, . a local dentist, and were driving over .for the day. His car which they were using, was almost a ; complete wreck, with the wheels crushed in and otherwise badly damaered. It was later placed on a truck and taken to Lexington. FOREST MARCH'S FINE RECORD Forest March, of the Richmond Welch Company, attended the big convention of Lalley light salesman in Louisville the ether day. Mr. March had the record of having made more sales of this popular farm lighting plant than any other salesman in (Kentucky, since Jan. 1st. .