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TCP 7TXT1 J, M ,JOLJGi Established 1865 55lh Year No. 153 Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky Friday Afternoon, June 25, 1920 , Price Five Cents MOOT STEM - m m o o A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF BIG CONVENTION Californians Are Outdoing Them selves In Preparing for Aus picious Event (I'.y Associated Tress) San Francisco, June 25. When the democratic national convention meets here June 28 it will have avail able for the first time accomodations in the Exposition Memorial auditori um building sufficient to house under one roof not only the convention proper, but committee meetings and headquarters for candidates as well. These are largely to be utilized, according to J. Bruce Kremer, Butte, Mont., vice chairman of the national committee, thus avoiding the incon venience and delay usually attendant upon holding minor conferences away from the convention hall. In addition to the main auditorium, the maximum capacity of which Mr. Kremer estimated at 12,500 persons, the building contains two auxiliary halls, one that will scat 90 persons and the other 750. There are 19 rooms that may be used for smaller meet ings. A fence around the entire building, with entrance gates for ticket-holding spectators, delegates, officials and news writers, will be used by police and convention authorities to prevent crowds from rushing doorkeepers to obtain admittance. This has occurred several times during national party conventions. The auditorium for three weeks past has been a scene of noisy activ ity. Carpenters have erected the speakers' platform, 30 by 40 feet and 10 feet high, on the south side of the big hall just in front of the great or gan and opposite the main entrance. Several feet lower and extending along the greater pait of that side of the auditorium is the press section with seats for 516 working news wri ters. Back of the speakers' platform in sound-proof rooms are telephone booths and fully equipped accomoda tions for press asociations and news paper men. The central portion of the main floor is reserved for the 1092 delegates and a like number of alternates. Around this space a solid, railing has been raised to keep back spectators that arc admitted to the floor. To aid these onlookers a platform one foot high has been built over the entire space they will occupy. The balcony, sweep ing around three sides of the audito rium, will seat 4.416 persons. Covering the dome is i canopy weighing 1G tons that forms a false ceiling. This and draperies on the wall and in the coiners' are designed to improve the acoustics. The auditorium will he equipped with all modern electrical devices, in cluding sound-carrying wires and a telephone system that will enable the chairman to transmit orders from the platform to the scrgeant-at-arms and other oflicials and these in turn to speak to their deputies in any part of the great hall. A complete hospital under the di rection of the lied Cross and a large restaurant and lunch room have been installed. Despite the fact that the $2,000,000 four-story granite and concrete struc ture was erected only five years ago, the interior has been entirely reno vated and repainted. Flags are to be used in the decorations, which with a secret decorative effect to be pre sented opening day, are described as "typically Californian." Weather records running back to 1871 indicate cool "top coat" weather for the convention period. Overcoats and hats of spectators and partici pants may be checked free of charge in permanent stations scattered throughout the building. The auditorium stands in the open civic center that offers much space for parking automobiles. One corner touches. Market street, the city's principal thoroughfare, which has two surface street car lines running in esach direction, and -it is 11 blocks from the Palace hotel, where national corrimittee headquarters are located. The San Francisco committee that pledged $125,000 to bring the conven tion here is headed by Charles W. Fay, postmaster; George F. Mara, of Bridgeport, Conn., representing Ho mer S. Cummings, Stamford, Conn., chairman of the democratic national committee, has been here for nearly six months overseeing arrangements for the convention. . Cummings is to be temporary chairman of the convention. He will be presented by Kremer, vice-chairman of the national committee. E. G. Hoffman, of Fort Wayne, Ind., secretary f the committee, will act in a similar capacity, for the conven tion, being assisted by W. R. Hollis ier, cf Jefferson City, Mo., executive ALL MAY IGNORE THEHjOHI. PLANK Feelers Put Out But Not Enough Light Has Been Shed On Matter, It Is Said l:- Associated Press) . San Francisco, June 25 Over night developments connected with the Democratic National Convention, indicated a disposi tion on the part of delegates to ignore the prohibition question; the probability of three contests before the National Committee today, and plans of McAdoo lead ers to push his candidacy before the convention, even against his declaration that he would not be a candidate. The plans arc said to include the withholding of his name from the balloting throughout the ear ly stages and probably present hi name if the expected deadlock between Palmer and Cox devel ops. The contests involve claims of rival delegations in Georgia and Oregon, and rumors are to the ef fect that Senator Reed will be given a seat with the Missouri delegation. Suggestions to ignore the pro hibition issue came to Chairman Cummings from both the bone dry and wet delegates, but these feelers on the harmony program are not clear enough to show that all parties arrived at a conclusion that such a course would be wise. It is suggested that much depends upon Bryan who is credited witl" the intention to offer an emphatic bone dry plank. On The Kentucky Train With the Kcntuckv Delegatior en route, Ogden Utah, June 25 A diplomatic move made today b P. if. Callahan is expected tt. compose the situation created 1 the ambition of Kentucky's wo men delegates to put Mrs. Cor? Wilson Stewart on the Resolu tions Committee, instead of one of the United Slates Seniors. Mr. Callihan. informed tha' Representative Men Johnson, oik of the delegates at large, has giv en his proxy to Representative IJarkley and cannot attend the convention, proposed that Mrs Donald McDonald, of Louisville who is making the trip with the delegates, be elected a delegate aV large to take Mr. Johnson's place This can be done, he says, undei the terms of a resolution passec" by him at the state convention providing that the xlclegation a' San Francisco may fill any vacan cies. Tentative slate-making contin ues, but there will be no definite conculsions until the dclegatior meets Saturday morning at Sai Francisco, because six delegate; are not with the party on the ov erland limited. Mrs. Johnson holds the proxy of Delegate Wells of the Eleventh district, and Alternate Parks i reprcsenting the Eighth district in place of Delegate Shanks. With the Johnson proxy these an Vhe only vacancies. According to a poll made on the train and with the affiliations of the absent delegates guessed at the Kentuckians stand 17 to 1.5 against any " expression in the platform on the liquor question. It is proposed to instruct the members on the Resolutions Committee to oppose a wet or dry1 plank. Hitchcock Says No (I5y Associated Press) Washington.. June . 25 Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, today an nounced he would not accept the democratic vice presidential nom ination. Dr. Shirley's Successor (Iiy Associated Press) Frankfort, Ry., June 25 Dr. F. A. Stine. of Newport, today was appointed io the State Board of Health, succeeding the late Dr. Shirley, of Winchester. secretary of the committee. Col. John L. 'Martin, of St. Louis, is honorary sergeant-at-arms and J. J." Hughes, of Oklahoma City, Okla., is active sergeant-at-arms. . Wilber W. Marsh, of Waterloo, la., is treasurer of the national conven tion and W. D. Jameison, Washing- tori, D. C, is director of finance. l The press section will be in charge of James D. .Preston, superintendent of the United States senate gallery of the press, assisted by William B. Donaldson, superintendents of the House of representatives press gal lery . ', v UNCLE SAM TO GRAB OIL STOCK SALESMEN New York, June 25. With the breaking of seals today on indict ments charging 14 concerns and DO individuals with fraud goVemmient agents let it become known that they have begun a nation-wide round-up of alleged wild-cat oil-company pro moters, who are said to have swindled the public of millions within the last few months. The defendants oil companies, bro kerage concerns and their officers and salesmen are charged with having used the mails ta defraud. The indictment against the Ranger Oil company and others charges that Curtis, Packer & company, by mis representation, sold to investors at more than ?1 a share 1,000,000 .shares, which they are said to have bought at 20 cents. ' The Crown, W. P. Williams and the Great Western Petroleum companies are said to head "the list. Resignation of Croweil (iiy Associated Press) Washington, June 25 Benedict Croweil, Assistant Secretary of War, has resigned, effective Jur ist. He plans to enter private business. Since the armistice, he directed the industrial demobili zation and supervised the settle ment of war claims and contracts. Clinch Is Sentenced Louisville, June 2 Irvtn C.j Clinch, bookkeeper, who admitted the embezzlement of $1 5,000 from the Standard Oil Company to play the races, today was sen tenced to two years imprison - merit. He agreed to. testify against a hand book operator who, he said, got the money. This Much Settled Tlif TTuo-nf 7iinr Tim -i'i ! mission appointed to form a per - - mnnfnt nfinrl- Illtl-nn1 iilt! 0.0 JMUI1ULU 111 LlIC l-LaUC tl tions covenant, has unanimously decided to locate the court here. Reward For Slaughter Louisville, Ky., June 25 Harry Smith, secretary of the Kentuckv Bankers' Association, today an-! nounced as a. "practical' certain-' tv" that Tom Slaughter, who is ; charged with participating in p number of -Kentucky bank rob- beries, is hiding in Tennessee, near. the Kentucky line and that! a thousand dollars, deposited in a Glasgow bank to reward his cap- burg, daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. John vcrdict sending i him to prison for! SAY WILSON lb Wfcl tor, who promised o deliver him Watts, has arrived from Taris, FrancwJ munJcr, 'while .acquitting her of the San Francisco, June 25. Support to. the jailer of Barren county. ' having spent more than two years m'sarae charge. crs fthe proposals to modify the ESTIMATION OF U Washington ulalion of continental United States is estimated at lOS.OW.OOO. by A. J. Hill, chief statistican of the Census T.ureau. I lis calcu lations are based on the combined populations of 1106 towns and cities for which statistics have been announced. The increase over 1910 is plac ed at 13.000,000, showing the growth of the country has not kept pace with the prcvious.de-. cade, when it was 9 per cent more. Cessation of immigration during the war is the chief reason as signed. Other suggestions were two influenza epidemics, the re turn of aliens to their native lands and deaths of soldiers during the war. Looking After Oil Companies In Kentucky Louisville,' June 25 In connec tion with indictments in New York charging fraud in the sale of oil stock, Postofhce Inspector Greenway today announced a number of oil companies in Ken tucky are under investigation. AMERICANS RELEASED FROM TURKISH PRISON Paris, June- 25. Mrs. Richard Mansfield, widow of the American actor, and Colin Clements, of New a t..:.,.1 rp. , J M' . . , Una, Mesopotamia, for three months. a,, ' , v , , xiicjr jiave ueen uoing reuei woikj among the Armenians for- the past year. They escaped to Jerablus, on the Euphrates, and from - there were ' taken to Aleppo by friendly Arabs. 250 Pair Fibre Silk Ladies Hose in black and white (fancy), sizes 8 1-2 to 10; worth $1 our CftCts price ; . . uU 149 tf E. V. ELDER. Snnnm A Timi for thc opening of the government Raiph Rushing, taxicab driver, while j arrived Wednesday night, and who is J ; - , POPULATION No. 32, near'Vanceburg, on Ju- on their honeymoon, that the jury til- know" to be fuy; ly 1. ed into the courtroom. Their hands! 'dents views on the platform, lias not . lh .a.a tua i aA ;,! ,,i,o,. .;!, i indicated what views Mr. Wilson has pom the loom wheie. the , June 25 The pop- William Wooten." 83. Confederate,. hnf.il' rvnrps;nnc ! expressed in this regard. meets. - Weather For Kentucky ' Fair tonight and Saturday. THE MARKETS Louisville, June 25 Cattle 150; slow and unchanged; hogs 800; active and unchanged; sheep 5, 000; unchanged; lambs 25c and 50c higher; tops $17.25. 1 Cincinnati Good cattle steady; hogs 25c lower; Chicago weak; lambs steady ; Jersey steady. THE LATEST NEWS Germany for the last 48 hours has been ruled by a chancellor without a cabinet and a cabinet without a chan cellor. The Americans who were in thick of the fighting around Kiev recently have reached Warsaw safely. They were the last to leave the city and were forced to pass through the zone of fire. Continuance of encouragement for the Ohio representatives of Governor James M. Cox now on the ground war. observed today at 'Frisco, much to their delight. " I A wife is entitled to possession of her engagement and wedding lings. even after divorcing heil husband. Commons Tleas Judge H Tiffin, Ohio, ruled. Piatt, at1 The Huerrera government in Gau- a,? in the vicinity of Conway, mai ,,in;,h s,!p,1 that of r)hvl11 be a gotl Producer this year, tv-"i", Cabrera, has been recognized by thcitUml 11C reiving asumce to United States. At the second court of the season. held in London, England, last night. 'a number of American women were I presented to the king and quuen by i Mrs. John W. Davis, wife of the U. !S. ambassador to Great Britain. The end of the Dayton street car ct-i-IL-o ic KaliavDil hf in s?rht as R result of the city commissioners con-la"a nlnrlnn. caccinn aftoi ift7ifprviT10' r its spssion after eonferr ne Willi ;A1U1C11 CUIU Vlllcmj vawiiw At Springfield, Ohio, today, two men were killed and four injured se-': riously by an explosion and fire which nartlv destroyed the Western Car- fridge company plant! Gunmen robbed Miss Amelia Burgc. National Ice Cream company clerk: of $3,000 as she waited for a car near Brook and ' Broadway, Louisville, and held off pursuing citizens with drawn revolvers' ' Miss Georgia Watts, of Flemings- Red Cross work. is ltal at. t.hf home of A. C Lee, a Hickman, where he made his home. . A meeting of all denominations of the city will be held at Middlesboro to protest against Sunday baseball. " Swat the fly, the tobacco voim and the weed. NEWS OF THE CHURCHES Catholic Church Mass) at 7 o'clock? devotion and benediction at 3:30 o'clock. Calvary Baptist Church Sunday School at 9:45; B. Y. P. at 6:30 o'clock. Church of Christ Scientist Sorvirft Sundav morning at U. 11 o'clock; subject, "Christian Science." Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at the usual hour. Everybody cordial ly invited . First Baptist Church Sunday School at 9:30; morning service at 10:45. Subject, "God and the Individual." First Presbyterian Church Services by . the pastor Sunday morning at 11 o'clock; subject, "The Breaking of Home Ties.' Union ser- vices at night in the Episcopal church, cunuay ocnuvi ai a" "c maavm. temple. Pine Grove Church Regular services will be held at the ,Pme Grove church Sunday morning , . .v . t.qo at 11 o'clock and m the evening at 7:30 , . . o'clock. Rev. J. A. McClintock will occupy the pulpit at both services, r First Christian Church Sunday School at 9:30; morning service at 10:45; union service in the evening at 7:30. Sermon by Rev.. P. A. Young, returned missionary from Japan. - , ' Wanted Bookkeeper. Apply at Madison Laundry. ,150-2. ! i three days' trial of the Bowline! ! . . i ' r ii : .. 1 CamoImi. PJ.H.-L- n-lirt I Arrangements nave oeen compieseu Green Kv counlc for murder of i 101 uie" i"p'- , , , .. ,. . MADISON PEACH HARVEST IS ON The first of the Madison county peach crop is at hand, and while the product has not been placed on the market, the first of this fa- . - f 4 a vonte truit is Deing shown about the city and the last of this week will record the gathering of the peaches. Madison count)' will produce, it is said, the usual con tribution in point of quantity, there being a large number of new orchards which will not be represented in the market this season. The quality of-the peach grown here this year is said to be good where the eaily pruning was done. This shows a larger peach, J it is claimed, than where the trees were left unattended. Dr. R. C. Boggs, owner of an orchard in the vicinitv of Con- way, has received Jhe first sample from his farm tins season. He '.sky blue. The colors are said by ar expects several thousand bushels I tists to harmonize splendidly, and the and the shipments, which will be1 taste of the committeemen has been chiefly to Paris and Cincinnati, complimented. It has not been decided will be started within a short whether the work will be let out by time. There will be a large force contract or some local man employed in the orchards next week when ! to apply the paint and varnish. The the work of gathering the peaches hce ' f Prof. G. D. Simth. head of the . jbciencc Department at Eastern j Normal, reports that his orchard i i i . . . - i gainer me crop. ne anticipates i several thousand bushels. His . ! shipping will also be chiefly to, x " " ,V1"U""'U , 1 uue ine.se orcnarus are not . the largest in this part of the state, it is expected that several car loads will be shipped next week. Prof. Smith has purchased a "few hundred dozen cans," and 11 r i win preserve some ot ms crop a,i0 Put mucn ot it tnru " '"5 piuws, nc iidvuig le- mstalled a new drver on ..i f t :ii i . " V.-. "c " 111 'TKC d 1UU."1" bf r ?f v,s,ts to ,11S orchard during j thc harvest season.. LARMON CONVICTED ON CHARGE OF MURDER iv ,(Ey Associated Press) modern outfit near by. Joseph Riggs Tallahassc, Fla., June 25. Tom by j was arsted at the still. Henry Stur cwrficting emotions of joy and sor-1 'M also was taken mto V- Thp row, Bcrnice E. Larmon, young jtuckdan, and his 16-ycar-old bride last, nierht heard the jury pronounce the! It was 9 o'clock last night, after.!. hopetul expressions. When the verdict was read the girl forgot to rejoice at her acquittal, but broke down and sobbed. Larmon did not seem affected by the verdict, but was most concerned in consoling his bride. He told her "not to worry." Larmon w-as convicted of murder in the second degree. It IS expeCtSCl, he win appeal. A- . A was the exhibiting of the skull of the dead man. It was produced lo show the direction of the bullett. Practi; cally everything proved by the state was admitted by the defendants, but they claimed that it was an accident and that the revolver was disc-barged in the girl's hand. The state charged robbery was the motive. Larmon was returned to the county jail and his wife spent the night with her parents," who attended the trial. MURDERED BY TURKS Hickman, Ky., June 25. A. S. Bar kett and W.' S. Barkett received a telegram from Syria advising six members of thier family had been murdered, and the aged father and mother of Sudem Naifeh,' of Hickman had been murdered by the Turks or Mohammedans. The cablegram was sent early Sunday morning and the murders occurred the evening before, WITH OR WITHOUT. PAY (By Associated Press) Toledo, Ohio, June . 25. Two hun dred ice men employed by the Citizens lee Company and the Schuller Ice Company did not report for work to day. They only explanation that they make is that they are taking a "vaca tion.' .-' ' : " OOK WOOD Coffee; makes wwv, .i.v.. rvw.. Smack OI flavor , that Will ; make you ask for more. "A luxury drink in several grades to fit anv purse. t- nr o f Vin ,r D. B. McKinney & Co. 148 tt MATERIAL HERE FOR COURT ROOM Walls Will Be of Silver Gray, While Ceiling Is To Be Sky Blue Visitors to the court house in the near future, and especially after the opening of the regular October term of court, will be surprised at the new interior of the circuit court room, since the application of paint will soon be made. The paint has arrived, as has the Vc.inish for the woodwork, and there will be a great transfoimation when the work is completed. At the insti- gation of the fiscal court some time ago a committee comprising County , Judge W.-K. Price and County Road Engineer J. G. Baxter was selected to decide upon the paint. They have chosen a Drettv silver-errav for the side walls, while the ceiling will be aj improvement has been contemplate;! for some time, but went on and on, so to speak, until Judge Shackelford, presiding in the Madison circuit court, ' stated that he wanted the decoration? done before the court was in session .next fall. He so informed County - . judge price, who told mm to name "his poison," and he stated what he wanted with the result that the two who were selected to chose the paint nave (.one so, ana xne painxing wm be started in a short time. INEBRIATED SWINE TIP DRY AGENTS TO STILL Whitesburg, Ky., une 25.J A drove of intoxicated hogs gave prohibition officers the clew that led to seizure of a giant still and arrest of two men in Letcher county. Returning from an expidition yes terday through the Cumberland river headwaters, Officers James Tollivcr, Felix G. Fields and John G. W. Col lins 'reported destruc tion of six stills. The largest was found in a dark ravine near the mountain top. Officers an across a bunch of hogs cutting weird capers. A -search revealed a Ken-lI10Ss nau Deen rinKing oeer anu iei U3C 11 om tnc stllK ' ' ' Volstead pronation cntorccmenii ata are claiming President Wilsons lavor Automatic Telephones For South America (By Associated Tress) Buenos Aires. June 25 The au tomatic telephone will be int in duced in Buenos Aires in 1922 un- ' Aar- -i enntrart sterner! hv the Clt.V - J Ampriran mil- hich h aereed to install ' the system. The city already possesses two telephone systems operated in the ordinary way, but there is a shortage of telephone instruments. Concerns establish ings new businesses here have had great difficulty in obtaining them and some have been obliged to forego them. Many persons have profited by surrendering their instruments to others at a high price. Railway Situation Chicago, June 25 The heads of fifteen railway men's organiza tion liere today declared the rail situation was the most menacing since the war. They doubted the ability to prevent a strike unless the men's wage demands are granted quickly. JUST received new corded and knife pleated skirts. B. E. Jelue Company. 153 2 WANTED We want aerents for the best tires made, also Coffield Tire Pro-i tectors: they stop punctures and dou ble the mileage. Owl Tire Co., 818 Main, Cincinnati. O. 153 3p ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE All persons having claims against the es tate of Curren S. Lamb are required to prove their claims as required under the statute, and tile same with the un dersigned admininstrator or with C. C. Wallace, attorney, within 30 days, or same will be barred. ' James W. Lamb, Admr. of Curren S. Lamb. - June 25, 1920. 153 ltw 4v 40c.anJ we gteam press men's suits; Ladies' 50s. Hill and Mattingly. over western union. - -.; iss 1, ; . wanted At once a capable -riurso. for 15 months old baby. Telephone Tel.. ic3 2 , STREET OPENINGS AND EXTENSIONS Advocated By Many and Sug gestions Have Been Made To Mayor Evans The number of blind streets in the city of Richmond, the danger in case of fire and the fact that there is but approach te Richmond from the north via the Lexington pike, have prompt ed a number of residents to advocate the opening of a number of streets and the extension of others. Among the suggestions, which have been made to MayoT L. P. Evans, are the following: A street opening from the intersection of Summit through the T. H. Collins properly to Breck avenue, and from the intersection of High and Breck avenue to the Tate's creek pike, intersecting Parrish street. This improvement, especially, is said to be looked upon with favor by many and would be approved by the city oflicials if they saw the finan cial condition equal to meeting it Another proposition, as presented in the way of a suggestion to Mayor Evans, is as follows: The extension of South Third street through the Wal ker heirs' property to intersect the above street. A street should be run from West Main street through the Crook-Lane alley through to Breck avenue, which would make a number of openings, enhance the value of propei-ty, decrease the danger in case of fire and afford another opening or entrance to the city from the north. When approached relative to the matter, Mayor Evans stated that the i-eports were true, and that there had been a number of residents who have called his attention to the advantages of such improvements. He stated al so that he was ready and willing to please the property owners, as well as any city official, who would, he felt, also gladly act if the financial end could be satisfactorily adjusted. He admitted that such improvements wouid be very advantageous and would make a great improvement in this part of the city. The fact that there are too many blind streets was also reiterated by Mayor Evans, who claimed that he was willing at any time to co-operate in any improve ment looking toward the betterment of the city. . -. - GREAT IJR1TAIN WILL PAY WAR DEBT IN FULL London, June 2o. "Great Britain has not the slightest intention of re pudiating any war debts. In fact, she is now preparing to repay what shCj" owes the United States." t - prime minister, gave the lic'-ttH thd ' widespread rumors in the United. States reporting Great Britain 3 in the emerged cabinet 3nJ For Salesmen of Oil Company Stock New York. June 25 Indicted in connection with the disposal of Williams Oil and Great Western Petroleum stuck are Alexander Crossamn, of the Crossman-Sher-nian Company, held in $5,000 bail today. Samuel Newhouse, sales man for the George A. Lamb and Company, is held in $2,000; B. X. Dawson, stock broker said to have dealt in Crown oil had bond fixed at $10,000. M. Klein ah.3 Charles Frieburg, salesmen, who are said io hav? sold Great Petro leum, were held in $2,000 each. Cclkgc Examinations Given Consideration Cambridge, Mass., June 25 The faculties of Harvard Univer sity and Massacuhsetts Institute of Technology have taken action i:o dispel or to allay the .under graduate 'body of final cxamina--ios. The tests which the stu lenst of the Institute have under gone this month may be the last of the kind at "Tech." A com mittee of faculty members, alum ni and undergraduates have been appointed to, investigate methods of testing the college man's knowledge and profficiency in studies other than by the custom ary examination. This step fol lowed the unscuccessful attempt to have the students accept the honor system. CALL Mrs.-Eva Roberts Moy nahan for Chautauqua ticketsmni nahan phone 698, and get ticket for Chautauqua. . lp 250 Pair Fibre Silk Ladies Hose in black and white (fancy), sizes 8 1-2 to 10: worth SI our CflCts 50' price . . . : 149 tf E. V. ELDER.