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Established 1865 55th Year No. 1 1 1
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky Saturday Afternoon, May 8, 1 920
Price Five Cents
Judge Shackelford Of Circuit
Court Has Prepared For Their
Hearing May 25"
"The grand jury,' which has been
busily engaged in investigation of a
number of cases during the past three
days have reported with the result
that ten indictments were returned.
There will be a number of arrests
within a few days, it is expected, and
the members were dismissed until
May 25, when they will be called up
on for further duty.
The cases growing out of the in
vestigation of the jurors are to be as
signed for trial hearing, and will com
plete the work of this class, for the
present term, it is believed. While it
was known that there were a number
of cases under in vestigation upon the
part of the grand jurors, it was not
expected that this number of indict
ments would be returned, and the re
sult of their work was a surprise.
There will be reports concerning the
condition of a number of county in
stitutions later on. The manner in
which the circuit court is progressing,
is said by Judge Shackelford to be
very satisfactory, since there is a
great amount of evidence to be heard
in some of the cases.
With the finding
of not guilty
in the case ot Bud McSwain,
charged with larceny, in the cir
cuit court Friday afternoon, the
attention to civil cases was im
mediately called by Judge Shack
elford who i.s wading through
the work in his usual telling
The first civil case was that of
Lucy Knapp vs JelT 'McKinncy,
a suit over a-Jhie fence. After
hearing the testimony, there was
but little delay in a verdict, which
was for the plaintiff.
The case of S. A. D. Jones, vs
Young and Jasper for rental on
an oil lease in Knox county, was
taken up and nuichof f1.hecvi
dence heard. It is claimed by the
plainttiff that after having dis
posed of the lease to the defendants-
he paid the rent on the
leases, and this is the feature of
the transaction that terminated in
the court proceedings. This case
will require most of the day Sat
urday, and if completed in time to
admit of it, the damage case
against the city brought some
time ago by Mrs. F. M. Hill will
:be taken up. Mrs. Hill is said to
have slipped on the sidewalk on
West Main street and to have
sustained serious injuries.
: The case of Mrs. Cora
W. R. Boggs, administrator
for possession of an automobile
is another case booked for an
early hearing.
(Tly Associated I'rcss)
New York, Mav 8 The
cialist Party of America opened
its 1920 national convention here
today, with the singing of the In
ternationale, Marseilles and the
Hymn of Free Russia. The -convention
included two hundred del
egates and a number of sympa
thizers. Morris Hillrjuct, temporary
chairman of the convention, at
tacked the adminsitration of
President Wilson and predicted
that the Socialist party would
-poll two million votes in the pres
idential campaign. He asserted
the President helped to create a
m o r bid national psychology
which "has put into prison stripes
the noblest and truest types of
A'jnerican manhood, persons like
Eugene V. Debs." ,
! Week's Weather Guess
. '. (By Associated Tress)
Washington, May 8 Weather
predictions for the week for Ohio
Valley Generally fair although
isome prospect for local showers,
'about middle of week; tempera
tures near or slightly above nor
rrial. f ,
I Mrs.. H. B. Hanger was called by
wire Wednesday to the bedside of Ool.
Hanger, who is reported quite ill at
White Sulphur Springs. Numerous
friends here hope to hear of his
. speedy recovery.
Appeal To Interstate Commission
Avails But Little Is Report
Of Local Dealers
Richmond coal dealers arc
making an effort(to lay in a sup
ply of coal since it is generally
anticipated that there will be an
other increase in price within a
short time. This is looked for
by a number of local dealers who
are familiar with th situation.
They say it is not a matter of
money, but a matter of coal, and
the Interstate commission seems
unable to improve it. The board
has been called upon for aid, and
has been acquainted with the fact
that but 27 percent of the normal
supply could be handled. When
it was found that the local dcal-
lers were receiving less than one-
half this, it was believed tuerc
would be a decided improvement
in he local situation, but not so.
The members of the commission
reported that "they hoped the
Richmond dealers would appre
ciate the situation (which they
do j, and be patient for a while.
L. R. Blanton said Saturday
that many of the mines where
the Richmond supply is procured,
are not in operation and this is
one of the chief causes for the
present shortage, lie admitted
! further that if he filled all orders
on file at present, he would not
have another supply of coal on
hand for a month, and that should
all orders be filled at' present, it
would require every pound of
coal in the yards.
(Ily Associated Tress)
El Paso, Texas. Ma' 8 Three
state capitals in Mexico fell into
the hands of revolutionists today,
through the revolt of the Car
ranza garrisons coincidently will;
an unconfirmed report given out
by revolutionists- here that Mexi
co "City .has been taken by Gen.
Benjamin Hill.
O.rTanza Leaves Capital
El Paso. Texas, May 8 Revo
lutionary forces under General
Benjamin Hill, have taken Mexi
co Cily, according to an uncon
firmed report received here today
from Chihuahua City, and made
public by revolutionary leaders.
It has been "confirmed that Pres
ident Carranza has left lb" cap
ital for Vera Cruz."
No Word From American Consul
Washington- May 8 Mexico
City is believed here to be virtual
ly cut off from the outside world.
through the destruction of wire j
lines by the revolutionists. 1 ne
State Department has received
nr wrrr1 from lio Amprienn rm -
bassy at the Mexican capital,
since Thursday. No confirma
tion of the report that Carranza
has left the capital has been here.
(Hy Associated Tress)
Louisville, May 8 A field of 19
horses is carded to . go to
the post iii the Kentucky Derby
today. Simpleton, Golden Broom,
and Kinnoul having been with
drawn during the morning. Even
if others of the nineteen are with
drawn, the opinion here is that
the field will be the lagrest in his
tory. - Meanwhile, Louisville
streets are jammed with traffic
and the Gity crowded with visit
ors who expect to swell the Der
by attendance far beyond any
previous record.
Today's Races At Louisville
1st Race St. Germain, 1st;-
jWoodtrap, 2nd; Dancing Spray,
Jrd. i
Kiev Reported Captured
(By Associated Tress)
. London, May 8 Polish and Uk
rainian troops captured Kiev on
Thursday night, according to an
official Moscow wireless state
ment coming from the Soviet
side, seems to leave no doubt of
a Polish camoaip-n for oossession
of this valuable outpost against
advance of Bolshevism in Central
T, .
Europe, at least temporarily, SUC-
... 1 ..
Hindoo woman reeling sillc under
Former criminal chief who has been led
Sin, silk and salvation form n com
bination that is working miracles be
neath the tropic sun cf India.
Sin lias rocked in the very cradles of
the criminal tribesmen for centuries.
That same vic?ous system of caste
which lias sentenced the son of a
weaver to weave and the son of a
storekeeper to keep store has through
ages condemned the son of a criminal
tribesman to rustic cattle, pillage and
commit murder. .
Hut now the Salvation Army by using
silk to lake the sin out of the "crim" Is
bringing about both the material and
spiritual salvation of n people.
These criminal tribesmen, gathered
into settlements by the British govern
ment, were taken in hand -by the Sal
vationists, were taught to care for the
mulberry, trees, to rear the silk worms,
Generally fair tonight and Sun-
lntie change in tempera-
Subscriptions of the
Highway fund, pledged
by the
people ol lavli.vOii arc being paid
in rapidly to the State Bank &
Trust -Company, which will hold
the funds and certify them to the
State Road Department. Work
will not begin until every cent is
paid in as the state and federal
aid cannot be obtained until the
local subscriptions are paid. A
complete list of the subscribers
has been -drawn up and is given
below as follows :
I.. I!. Illu-n'on
Z;irii;.:;'s .Mill
1 '.niton Unhorts
:'. S. Vv'ii i 1 i' ick
I'f-n-y ,S; Sim
-Miinty J'.kis
i " i -1 1 i.n!Hl .Motor Co.
.. 150
.. 100
.. f.O
.. 10
.. no
. 20
.. 10
.. 100
.. 100
.. 20
.. 300
.. 20
.. 10
tin Antrum
I r. i-:i!Mii;n
Uiliinon.i 'oli;ii
1 Imnn
;'i"!'l Taylor ....
t.. II. I J
C. V.'a'iaco ....
.1 C A1:,r.i
carious .oom-c : 10
jn. j. cnon 100
I Uouglas 'i .Simmons .. 20
rew Dixie Gt
l . Kincui'l
. Stockton
Hold OiyrKion
Union Supply Co
H. -M. WiiilUnKton 50
fl. 11 .'liii'nani, Jr.
1 1I
;obt. C. White
S;iva;:--Sin'l b l umber L'o -.
Mrs. Nannie Gibson
(J. 10. Carlisle
Jonah Wagers
L'liailie Alecks
' -t i uros
RobL Richardson
j. ;.. IJutncr
' N'-:ti- Jlairisoji
W. H. Johnson
liarp--. 1 IfH.T'fn i-urif
Joe Giunchigrliani
Hugh Galey
J. ivi. Kvans
i !. .. J imoLon
Alvin Cornelison ....
J. S. HocUad;;y
V. 15. Benton r..
Mrs. C. Al.' 1-ari isli
W. (.I. Cornelison
1 lit; h Million
U. i:. Tuiiey
II. M. Wells
P. L. Will ging
V.'. K. Price
Miss A. K. Ward r.
I". V. VJlrilor
J. G. Eosley 2f
;!ciiiiioiKl iumbcr Co 50
K. If. C.ooscmun 5
J. K. SUinil'cr 25
Uieo & Arnold! 25
VV. J I-iiK'-in.s 25
A.'Jett 15
( I'.arlic Per.nett : 5
Willoimhby ltros 1
T. J. Moborly ..
w. T. UriK-KS
Farmer Electric Supply Co
J. A. Aloore
Or. Mainhart 10
W. H. Prandcnburtr 5
.1. T. Look
.1. H. Oldham
Robt. Poll; in
James Lackey
Steve Kstes
John IX Herndon '.
-loo F. Mason
J. S .Cotton 25
H. C. Pope ........ 50
Rlakeman P.ros .-. i 10
Farmers Bp.nk
Mrs. Belle Ros
J. & C. P. WarPrs
Oavid E. Hem
O. U Arnold
V.r. G. Comb3
R. C. It. Covinjrton
John W. Ballard
' 5
- 5
I I TV.-onu
r w. koa
v- - Anderson
v. . J tsh
Madison Electric & Plumbing
' '
(To Sr Continued Monday)
Salvation Army tutelage. (!ns2rt)
to better ways ty the Salvationists.
to reel and weave the silk. They have
ceased to be criminals. They have be
come expert weavers, and they like
their new jobs. They work at them
more industriously than they ever did
at banditry. And they are now reeling
and weaving more than a ton of raw
silk a month. ;
In each country the Salvation Army
adapts its methods to the peculiar
needs. Here in the United Slates it
does a great work among the prisoners
in penitentiaries. It maintains nurser
ies in the slums, rescue homes and ma
tern ivy hospitals, industrial and Amer
icanization centers and institutions of
many other kinds. To support those
during next year the Army will ask the
people of this country to contribute
$10,000,000 during its 1020 Home Serv
ice appeal from May 10 to May 20.
Cincinnati Hogs 25 l-2c low
er; Chicago slow; few sales
stronger; cattle steady; calves
$1 lower.
Louisville, May 8 Cattle 350;
slow :
1,000; active; sheep
200; steady; all unchanged.
The declamation and oratorical
contests Friday : night at the
Eastern Normal : school termi
nated in honors being even at
the close, Union -College winning
the latter while the Eastern hon
ors were held through the bril
liant work of Miss Mary Urons
ton, of Richmond. The event was
largely attended and those wit
nessing the work classed it aa
high in quality, the participants
apparently realizing the effort re
quired to win. The work upon
the part of all was most credit
able and the students furnishing
the program acquitted themselves
in a most admirable manner.
The declamation contest, won by
Miss Bronston whose subject was
the "Story of Patsy," with Miss
Maude Deathcrage, ' from Union
opponent, is said to have repre
sented some of the cleverest
work recorded at the Eastern
Normal school in years. The re
cital depicted careful study and
thorough mastery of the subjects
and the handling was in superior
The Oratorical contest- the
honors of which went to Union
College, was represented by Geo.
Baker and Bryan Johnson. This
proved a most interesting contest
since the participants w-ere se
lected from the schools after un
usual deliberation, there being a
goodly number of-orators at each
institution. The young men dis
played unusual power, bringing
apparent .ease and grace. .
Marriage licenses have been obtain
ed by Robert Wethers of Berca, and
Mary E. Becndrcn, of Big. Hill, and
Nathan Rose and Emma Rodgers, of
Alcorn. The parties were married by
Judge W. It. Trice.
The Senior class of the Model High
-vSchool - will give their play entitled
Fannie and the Servant Problem in
the Normal school Auditorium, Mon
day evening May 14th at 8 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Pace and daugh
ter, Ruth, of Oklahomo City, arrived
Saturday for a visit to Mr. and Mrs.
E. T. Wiggins. They stopped en, route
for a short stay with Mr. and Mrs. D.
C. Wiggins in Winchester. x
Railway contemplate pressing into
use open top cars in order to elimv
nate any shortage in hauling ccal.
Christian Churches To Be Visited
By Teams Inter Church
" World Movement
- Sunday will be a great day . for
the Disciples of Christ in Madi
son county. A team from the
First Christian church will visit
every Christian church in the
county, and will give short talks
on Madison's part in the Inter
Church World Movement. The
big drive goes on next week, and
these meetings are to arouse in
terest in what this work means
to our people.
Every member of the Chris
tian church in Madison county is
urged to be present at the mass
meeting in the First Christian
church, Richmond, Sunday even
ing at 7:30. J. H. MacNeil, of
Winchester, will address the
meeting. Dr. MacNeil is a gifted
speaker and he will bring a mess
age worth the hearing.
The names of the teams and
the churches they are to visit
are as follows:
Team No. 1 Judge Price,
Arthur Todd, Mrs. G. D. Sim
mons; Mt. Pleasant.
Team No. 2. J. W. Arnold,
Lewis Neale,, Mrs. G. W. Pickcls
Flat Woods.
Team No. 3 G. C. Stocker,
John Noland, Miss Anne Dejar
nctt; Newby, Antioch, Valley
View. '
Team No. 4 R. E, Turley,
Allen Douglas, Mrs. J.. R. Quis
enberry; Glades, Berca.
Team No. 5 Z. T. Rice, J. R.
McKinney, Mrs. W. II. Douglas;
Union City.
Team No. 6 W. J. Wagers, P.
M. Tope, Miss Carrie Allman,
Miss Jeanette Pates; Speedwell.
Team No. 7 F. M. Stiver, J. J.
Neale- Mrs. D. II. Myers; Secnd
Christian church, Mt. Zion.
Team No. 8 Gt D. Simmons,
H. L. Perry, Mrs. J. W. Arnolld,
Pond- Kirksville.
Tomorrow will be Mothers'
Day at the churches and the oc
casion is one that should be con
sidered by everyone. This hon
or should be bestowed by. one
and all. Special programs and
many speakers from out of the
city will be heard at various
Richmond churches and plans are
made for a most elaborate ser
vice generally.! The white car
nation, the officially recognized
flower will doubtless be much in
The arms of motherhood form
the cradle of the human race.
They are the rock upon which
we rest our hopes of the future,
the guiding star which leads hu
manity through the perils of
infancy and into the safe harbor
of maturity.
May her days and her joys up
on earth be many- and may her
home 'in. the next worlld be one
worthy of the greatest handi
work of God.
Hoover Talks On Sugar
(!3y Associated Press)
Washington, May 8 Rationing
of "sugar to manufacturers and
non-essentials and an agreement
between the United States and
foreign countries ' not to ; bid
against each other for this com
modity, was suggested today by
Herbert Hoover as - a means of
relieving the present sugar-situation.-
Hoover said the govern
ment is primarily responsible for
the present sugar situation, thru
'failure to purchase the Cuban
I crop last September, which crop,
he said, could have been purchas
ed last September at six and half
cents per pound.
.Submarines Employed
Triest, May, 8 Bulletin Capt;
Gabrielle D'Annunzio today cap
tured an Italian steamship laden
with grain. He used two sub
marines to effect the capture. -
President Signs Deficiency Bill
Washington, May 8 President
Wilson today signed the urgent
deficiency bill carrying three hun
dred million dollars. It is expect
ed that a hundred and twenty-five
million dollars of this sum will be
available to the railroads for the
purchasing of new rolling stock..
WANTED To buy modern house in
Kood location; would like immediate
possession. See Miss Ward at Alhara
bra Theatre. - 111
Richmond will be the first stop on
the Central Kentucky "Get-Together'
tour to be conducted May 1 and 12 by
the Lexington Board of Commerce,.
The partyi numbering about 100 and
traveling in pleasure automobiles, will
arrive in Richmond at 9 o'clock Tues
day morning.
The trip was planned by the Lexing
ton Board of Commerce to encourago
close relationship among the cities of
Central Kentucky, and the gospel of
good feeling, good roads and good
fellowship will be preached by the vis
iting evangelists.
An invitation to all cities on tho
itinerary to join the motorcade and en
ter nto the spirit of the "Get-Together,
Get Acquainted" tour throughout
Central Kentucky is extended by tho
Lexington "missionaries," an da path
finding committee, consisting cf Presi
dent Frank B. Jones and Route Chair
man S. B. Featherston, of the Lexing
ton Board of Commerce, delivered the
invitation to Madison county in per
son last week.
Dr. L. McVey, President ' of State
University, and Dr. R. IL Crossfield,
President of Transylvania College,
will be on tho staff of speakers ac
companying the visitors. Music by
the University of Kentucky Band and
Transylvana Quartette will be among
the entertainment features carried on
the trip.
The "Get-Together" tourist will de
part for Berea, after spending one
hour in Richmond, and after visiting
the various cities along the first day's
route will reach Danville Tuesday
night for an all-night stop. The
itinerary for the second day of the
trip includes Harrodsburg, Sal visa,
Lawrcnceburg, Frankfort, Versailles
and Nicholasville. 1A second trip, to
bo made through the territory north
of Lexington, is planned for May 24
and 25.
The high school track meet
was postponed Friday owing to
the rain, however, the interesting
track meet made 'up for the event
and as a result Union College
took heme the honors by a small
margin.' The local Eastern school
did well throughout the list of
events, however, the visitors re
ceived a handicap surprisedly by
the depajture for his home by
Paul Gregory, one of the Eastern
stars. Had it not been for this,
local men claim they would have
held the honors for the home
The track was a sea of mud
and the meet resolved itself into
a mud carnival. Sue Bennett
College did not appear, owing to
the continued rain. Paul Greg
ory and Earl Combs are two
prominent stars for the Eastern
school and the latter held his own
well; but was against great odds
by the unexpected departure of
The start was made with Un
ion in the lead, which position
was held for sometime, but when
the home men got well under way
they more than made up for this
ouoosition and it was not until
the last of the events that they
found themselves in the rear by a
i slight margin, the final score be
ing 54 to 51.
Combs, who won four firsts and
two seconds, ran a brilliant quar
ter afterwards and was beaten
out by a very small margin. His
work was commented upon by
the visitors, who were afraid of
him from the start. Summary of
the contest:
100 yard Overly, U; Combs,
E ; Dunbar, H.
High lump Blair, U; Dunbar,
U : Webb, E.
Mile Franklin, U; Blair, U;
Coleman, E.
Shot Put Combs, E; Barker,
U ; Rice, E. - . ,
220 yard Overly, U ; Combs,
E ; Rice, E.
Discus Combs. E: Coleman E
Barker, U.
4-10 yard Combs, E; Rice, E;
Barker, U.
Pole Vault Blair, U; Reynolds
E Reid, E.
' 12 Mile Reid, E ; Howard, U ;
Blanton," E.
Broad Jump Combs, E; Blair,
U; Overly, U.
Relay Union 1st ; Eastern 2nd.
The regular meeting of the Boones
borough Chapter D. A. R. will be held
with Miss Bessie Miller 'Monday af
tsraoa at 2:30. j '
City Engineer GivC3 This As
Secret Of Troubles Of All
Employers Now
. There can be no definite means
of contractors estimating when a
contract can be finished, until
there is a change in the working
conditions and the labor market
recovers somewhat from the
present condition, said City civil
engineer Crecelius Friday, in
speaking of the probable time
local public improvements would
be finished.
It is not so much a matter of
weather, if the contractors were
able to throw a big force of
workmen on the jobs, they could
be finished within a reasonable
time, but the truth of the matter
is that most men- are trying to
get out of the "labor" class and
find something else. Someone
has to do the work, and there the
difficulty lies. Many are flocking
to the cities, lured by high wages,
only to find upon arrival, they
have to pay as much, if not a
great deal more than at home for
expenses, besides they do not in
many cases have the pleasant
working conditions found at
home. This is a condition of af
fairs applicable not only here,
but elsewhere. Men who have
heretofore been content to work
a home, have gone hither and
yon and work first in this and
then in that place, with the result
that there is a big force of float
ing workers, but this element
cannot be relied upon, conse
quently work is hampered. Mr.
Crecelius believes that there will
eventually be an adjustment of
altairs that will mean much to
the general builder and contrac
tor, but believes that some time
will be required. Labor short
age is the secret of the contract
or's troubles these days, he said,
and the quicker the situation is
relieved- the better it will be for
The. almost incessant rain thru
out Madison county Friday
brought work in the country to a
standstill, and the accompanying
cloudburst late Friday afternoon
created considerable damage to
some crops in the Eastern part of
the county according, to reports.
Some of the streams were away
out of their course within a short
time during the late afternoon
and a number-of Richmond par
ties who wrere enroute.home, had
to detour in order to reach the
city last night. Haze's ford, at
Kingston, is said to nave repre
sented the Ohio river at normal
tide, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Bales, of Paris, who were enroute
to Richmond to visit relatives,
iound it necessary to turn back
and take another route. The
smaller streams were away be
yond their banks within a short
time after the deluge and the
highways were inudated to such
an extent their course could not
be followed. Roads and fields
were being swept alike in some
Sunday! May 9th is the "zero
hour" in' the Salvation Army. It
is the critical period in the his
tory of this great movement for
the good of humanity. Com
mander Evangeline Booth has re
ceived the assurance of minis
ters of Kentucky of all denomina
tions that they will join the Sal
vation Army workers in an ap
peal for divine guidance in the
Second Home- Service Appeal,
May 10th to 20th to raise money
to support, the army in its mani
fold activities in rescue homes,
maternity hospitals, slum, settle
ments, nurseries, children's
homes, prison relief and, 'evange
listic work.
The old system of tambourine
'collections has passed away, with
the adoption of the Hom$ Ser
vice Appeal so that the army of
ficers may devote their whole
time to actual relief work. v All
Christian people are urged -- to
unite in this great, cause for the
uplifting .cx mankind. -

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