KENTUCKY: Ex-Wonder Boy

In the steam-bath heat of the Lexington, Ky. federal courtroom last week, fat, whip-brained Edward Fretwell Prichard Jr. sat with his eyes closed and his hands clutching the arms of his chair. A distinguished witness, perhaps the most respected man in Bourbon County, was addressing the court.

On the night of Nov. 7, testified County Circuit Judge William B. Ardery, a young politician had come to his home in search of advice. The visitor said that he and two other young fellows had forged a batch of ballots and stuffed them into ballot boxes before the polls opened. The bogus ballots...

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