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THE PIEDMONT

THE WEATHER
FOR GREENVILLE AND [VICIN?]
ITY. Fair and somewhat warmet to-
night 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 Pris-
oner Despite Soldiers and
Police on Guard

Lexington, Ky., Feb. 9-Au-
thorities 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 per-
sons 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 troop-
ers 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 authori-
ties ascertained later.

Four hundred troops from Camp
Taylor, Ky., have been ordered to Lex-
ington to prevent any further trouble
and are now enroute here, officials an-
nounced. The additional troops were
requested as it was feared the [?]
[?] could not handle the situa-
tion.

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 attempt-
ed to hold back the crowd by a show of
arms, but failed. Then the troopers re-
sorted to the use of rifles and a ma-
chine 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 in-
jured.

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