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THE PIEDMONT

THE WEATHER FOR GREENVILLE AND [VICIN?] ITY. Fair and somewhat warmet tonight and Tuesday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS - NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION.

VOLUME 90-NO. 40 GREENVILLE S. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 9, 1920. PRICE FIVE CENTS

MOB AND BLOODY FIGHTING AT LEXINGTON, KY.

Soviet Russia Begins Her Exports to World Abroad

BLOODY FIGHTING IN EFFORT TO SECURE PRISONER

Levington, Ky., in Midst of Fearful Turmoil as Result of Crime

Mob Determines to Get Prisoner Despite Soldiers and Police on Guard

Lexington, Ky., Feb. 9-Authorities announced the following revised list of dead: B. F. Carrier, Lexington. John Thomas, Versailles. William Effinton, Versailles. L. M. King, Lexington. Among those wounded were: J. W. Stansell, W. J. Reese, Otis Sharp, Emmett Dozier, Irwin Gwynn, Emmett Daniger, Fred Sowders, H. C. Weathers, Mrs. E. T. Cross, James Messengall.

Several of the wounded are expected to die.

Lexinton, Ky., Feb, 9.-Four persons were killed and several injured here today when a mob, intent upon lynching W m. Lockett, a [?], who confessed to the murder of ten year old Geneva Hardman, charged the court house during Lockett's trial and was [illegible] among those shot by the State troops. The soldiers held off the mob while the authorities managed to get the [?] away to a place of safety.

Great excitement was caused by the shooting and there were fears of fur0 ther trouble.

Those reported killed by the troopers were: E. F. Carter, of Lexington; John Taeman of Versailles, William Effington, of Versailles and a man named Bradley of Lexington.

While the mob, the ring leaders of which carried a rope, was attempting to get into the court house to get Lockett, a jury found him guilty of first degree murdet, and the [?] was sentenced to die in the electirc chair March 11.

In addition to the four persons killed 19 persons were injured when the troops fired into the mob, the authorities ascertained later.

Four hundred troops from Camp Taylor, Ky., have been ordered to Lexington to prevent any further trouble and are now enroute here, officials announced. The additional troops were requested as it was feared the [?] [?] could not handle the situation.

Fearing that the mobs would loot pawn shops to obtain firearms the police and military officers went to all such stores in the city and gathered up guns and revolvers. They said an attack on the [?] was feared.

Arrangements were immediately made at Camp Zachary Taylor to form two provisional battalions of [?] United States troops each and send them to Lexington. The troops were to be commanded by Gen. F. C. Marshall and were to go by special train, if one could be secured. Lacking railroad facilities, it was said the troops would be sent by truck.

Lexington is nearly 100 miles from Louisville.

The mob formed near the court house during the trial and made a rush for the entrance. The state troops attempted to hold back the crowd by a show of arms, but failed. Then the troopers resorted to the use of rifles and a machine gun, which had been mounted at the entrance. After several rounds of shots the mob withdrew, many of their number lying in the street dead and injured.

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