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HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1916.
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The attendance in Kentucky Sun
day Schools Sunday exceeded 1,000,
i "Jl A canal under the mountain from
...r" Mnrenlllna Pranco fnttio r!uniRhnnf
has been formally opened.
In another scrap with bandits May
"5, Americans killed 42 Mexicans and
sustained no losses.
Kentucky's road laws were further
t fortified yesterday by the Court of
Appeals, which upheld tho-$300,000
bond issue voted in Pulaski county.
The steamship Venezia, that reached
New York Sunday, reported that a
sea raider chased her near Azores
and fired upon her. She had 40
President Juan Jiminez, of Santo
Domingo, has resigned to avoid
Narmed intervention by the United
States. Why not pursue the same
tactics to stop the lighting in Mexico?
One of the soldiers killed in the
last Mexican raid was a Kentucky
boy, Hudson Rogers, of Danville,
atfed 17. His cousin, Winfield Mills,
died at Columbus, N. M., ten days
ago, also a soldier.
Former Governor Martin H. Glynn,
of New York, for temporary chair
man, and Speaker Champ Clark, for
permanent chairman, have ,been se
lected for the.Democratic convention
St. Louis next month.
Editorial comment from the press
of the United States shows that, with
the exception of the German-American
press and a few other papers, the
fJormaTi rnnlv in Hii Amprirein note is
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regarded as unsatisiaciory. in lis con
cessions and sneering in its tone.
President Wilson has refused to
withdraw the nomination of Louis D.
Brandeis for Supreme Court Justice,
and will press for early confirmation.
Few men have ever been subjected
to such opposition as Brandeis. The
defeat of his confirmation will be a
triumph for "the interests."
The storm of protest raised all over
the world against the summary exe
cution of Irish rebels, has called a halt
after tho slaughter of nine of the lead
ers. Many others given death sen
tences, including Countess Markie-
muted to imprisonment for terms
ranging from three years to life. The
number of civilians killed during the
fighting was 160 so far as known and
32 soldiers were reported as killed.
Eight of the leaders of tho Irish re-
bellion have been executed and the
folly of Pearse's attempt to start trou-
ble with a few hundred men is now
apparent to" all. About all that was
accomplished was the destruction of
$10,000,000 of private property in
Dublin. This of itself made the up
rising unpopular at home. There
are 150,000 Irish sbldiers in the
trenches and it is reported that when
the Germans-displayed a sign inviting 'wwer, that the only matter dis
them to desert their trenches during , ffd was the bandit raid at Glenn
the Dublin revolt, that the Irish band , SPr"?' . , ,
of its own accord struck
Britania" as its answer,
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A break In tho diplomatic relations
ljetwccn the United States and Ger-
A"bny was" postponed, if not averted,
by the German reply to the American
note in regard to tho U-boat warfare.
It was authoritatively stated in Wash
ington Saturday that if the official text
of tho note bore out the assurance
that the orders to submarine
manders had been revised so as
end tho warfare against unarmed
rchant vessels it undoubtedly
uld bo accepted in good faith by
Washington Government. Tho belief
expressed in Washington is that if tho
reply is accepted as sufficient, ne
answer will be necessary, but tho fu
ture conduct of Germany's undersea
warfare will determine whether fur
ther action by the- United States is
IB"" nnnaBaapv AIIPIfllVlnilfnB I WIMl UH H IMMHKl. JI VH U1LLTJ W
Seventy Villa Outlaws Swept
Down on Glenn Springs, 15
Miles Inland, Friday Night.
DEATH LIST MAY BE SEVEN
Three Troopers and a Boy
Killed' One Soldier and
Two Civilians Missing.
Alpine, Tex., May 8. Villa bandits
some seventy in number, forded the
Rio Grande Friday night and sweep
ing fifteen miles inland on American
soil, raided the little settlement of
Glenn Springs and attacked a detach
ment of American cavalry, consisting
of nine men of troop A, the Four
Three troopers and a little 10-year-old
boy were killed, two cavalrymen
were wounded and another is miss
ing. He is believed to be a prisoner
of the bandits, who are now fleeing
southward in Coahuila, Mexico.
Two American citizens, J. Deamer
and a man named Compton, according
to reports received here, were car
ried across the Rio Grande and re
ports have it, that their throats were
cut. A posse of fifty citizens of
Marathon last night were in pursuit
of the Villistas.
LIEUT. NORTON REPORTS RAID.
San Antonio, Tex., May 8. Three
soldiers,- Cohen, ColoeT" and Rogers
and one'civilian, the young son of a
man named Compton, were killed in
the bandit raid on Glenn Springs, ac
cording, to official reports to
Fort Sam Houston from Lieut C.
R. Norton, Fourteenth cavalry, at
Alpine. Two soldiers and, two civi
lians whose names were given as
Compton and Govern have been jniss
ing since the fight.
HALT TO PARLEY.
El Paso, Tex., May 8. News of
another raid on American territory by
Mexicans caused sudden renewed
military activity along the border- and
resulted in the conference over the
co-operation of American soldiers in
Mexico, which had been expected to
reach a culmination today, coming to
a sudden halt.
Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston or-
ceed to the raided section to reinforce
small detachments already on their
way to the scene from Presidio, Al
pine and other points. It is said that
no case aemanus sucn action tney
wm cross uie ooraer to run uown aim
aispcree me uanaus. .
Gens- Scott and Funston met Gen.
Obregon and Juan Amador, Mexican
sub-secretary of foreign affairs, in the
immigration station at the American
end of the international bridge shortly
after 11 o'clock this morning for
what had been expected to be their
final conference. It developed later,
' not divulged. Immediately afterward
1 Gen. Obregon and Secretary Amador
I hurried to Juarez where they entered
n nhrMfnn.s nrivnte car and be-
gan a conference which lasted three
Gen. Gavira, commander of the
Juarez garrison, Gen. Santos and An
draes Guricia, Mexican consul in El
Paso, took part in this discussiou.
T6night Gen. Obregon was in tele
craphic communication with Gen.
Ventistiano Carranza and it was un
to derstood ho was acquainting tho lirst
chief with tho new developments and
suggesting action that would havo to
The invasion of American territory
by Mexicans at Alpine, was about 125
miles oast of El Paso and from terri
tory CarranzA claims to be in control
ef. Another "hot trail" having been
found, all talk of withdrawal may as
well be stopped.
Eugene Wilson Shoots Lee
Humphries At Cadiz
ALEINATI0N SUIT IS FILED
Tragedy Foiiows When Men
Meet On Main
Cadiz, Ky., May 8. Eugene Wil
son shot and instantly killed Lee
Humphries on Main street here at 4
o'clock Saturday p. m. The shooting
was without prelude in the way of
words, it is alleged, Wilson stepping
up to Humphries and began firing.
The tragedy occurred just outside Mc
carty's drug store. Following the
first shot Humphries, who is said to
have been unarmed, ran into the
store. Wilson fired twice more after
Humphries got inside. All the bul
lets went true and Humphries fell
dead on the floor. He fell between
William Dunn and Dug Crute, who
narrowly escaped being shot. Wilson
There had been trouble of long
standing between the men. A few
weeks ago Wilson filed suit for $5,000
as damages against Humphries, charg
ing the latter with having alienated
his wife's affections.
Humphries was an influential farm
er and unmarried.
Wilson was arrested before the
third report of his pistol had died out.
Deputy Sheriff Charley Humphries, a
distant relative of the dead man, was
next door to the drug store and he
ran out and seized. Wilson.- The lat
ter submitted quietly and was imme
diately taken to jail.
He has made no statement regard
ing the affair. The shooting, taking
place in the heart of the business sec
tion, just across the street from the
courthouse, created an intense excite
ment. Public sentiment seems to lean to
Humphries, than whom there was no
more popular or highly respected
citizen of the county. He is survived
by his brother, George Humphries,
andean unmarried sister, with whom
lie made his home.
He was also an uncle of Adrian C.
Humphries, prominent young attor
ney of Louisville. It is said that for
the past three or four months Mrs.
Wilson and her three or four chil
dren have been making their home
with her mother, a widow, who lives
near this place. Neither Wilson nor
Humphries had ever been involved in
any serious trouble before. Humph
ries was a member or the Woodmen
of the World Lodge, and the funeral
services, which took place at the
Humphries family burying gronud
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, were
conducted by the Cadiz Lodge of
THOSE THAT HAVE-GET
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ASSIGNED TO, SURE I'VE HftD ( TZxntStiCt
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In Public Schools to be Dis
cussed By Miss Bour-
An effort is being made by the
musical interests of IIopkinsviIIe,to
have the systematic study of music
madoja part of the work in all grades
of tho public schools and to this end
they have invited Miss Caroline Bour
gard, Supervisor of Music in the
Louisville Public Schools, to visit
Hopkinsville and tell of the methods
adopted by the progressive cities of
Miss Bourgard will come to Hop
kinsville on Wednesday and will on
Thursday morning go before the sec
ond and third grades of the schools
and give demonstrations in ear train
ing and sight reading. Thursday
night she will talk at the First Chris
tian church, explaining the methods
adopted in Louisville and by many
other up-to-date cities. She will tell
just how music is taught to little tots
and give the steps of advancement as
children go from grade to grade.
Miss Bourgard is thoroughly familiar
with her work and the talk she will
make Thursday night will be of much
interest to the patrons of tho schools.
Where music has been a study in
other cities it has been invaluable to
many noted singers who without hes
itation say they attribute their success
to the beginning made in the Idwer
grades of the public schools.
The talk by Miss Bourgard at the
Christian church is for the purpose of
informing school patrons of the good
results to be attained and to interest
all citizens who have the schools at
heart in the moyement to have the
Board of Trustees consider the em
ployment of a Supervisor of Music
In addition to the talk to be made
by Miss Bourgard a program will be
rendered by the High School Orches
tra and an opportunity will be had to
hear this organization in one of the
best efforts made this season.
SMITH OPENED COURT.
Circuit Court opened in Eddyvillc
Monday under disadvantages. No
judge was present, but Common
wealth's Attorney Smith opened court
and empaneled the grand and petit
juries and in tho afternoon called a
meeting of the bar and elected Hon.
E. H. James to preside that day.
Judge W. M. Reed of Paducali ar
Learning to Walk.
Bernard Fels, of St. Louis, who
suffered a broken neck in a fall three
months ago, is learning to walk
again. He is permitted to take one
or two steps each day now, but if his
condition continues to improve, as
there is every indication it will, he
will be allowed to make longer walks
To The Invitation For a Big
Sunday School At
tendance. NEARLY 3,000 IN H0PT0WN
Pembroke Spreads Herself
And Gets More Than
Sunday, proclaimed "S u n d a y
School rally day," was a great suc
cess in Hopkinsville and Christian
The attendance in the city was close
to 3,000 and in Pembroke it exceeded
1,000. Fifteen county churches re
ported added about 900 more. The
greatest success was at the Christian
church in this city, where the total
was 1,009. The contest in Judge C.
H. Bush's Bible class between the
Blues and Reds brought in 588 to that
class alone. Tho contest closed with
the Blues victorious by 600 points.
Two or three colored churches in
Hopkinsville did not report. These
will run the city total to more than
Cleveland Avenue Christian
Total " 2.'873
Virginia Street Baptist 240
Fortson Avenue Baptist 37
(Others not reported)
Pembroke Total 1018
Lafayette, Methodist 122
Fairview, Methodist 83
Fairview, Presbyterian 31
Gracey, Methodist 38
Gracey, Baptist 33
Rich, Christian 45
West's Grove, Baptist 47
Frances Harned Memorial, Meth. 105
Longview, Methodist ' 58
Highway, Baptist 70
Shiloh, Methodist 24
Chapel Hill, Methodist 61
Wood's Chapel, Methodist 53
Hebron, Methodist 60
Lafayette, Methodist, Colored 36
Caused the Death of Mrs'.
Carrie Reicke Cooper
Details of the death of Mrs. James
E. Cooper in Chicago, havo beenre
ceived. Dispatches report her death
as a case of suicide by gas asphyxia
tion, in her apartments, occupied with
her sister, Mrs. Clara Culley and an
other sister and her husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Edmund Clarke. A ner
vous breakdown was believed to havo
been the cause. Mrs. Cooper was 42
years old and had been living in Chi
cago for three months. Her body
was brought to Paducah for inter
ment. Sho was member of tho Meth
L. M. Cayce, accompanied by
Messrs. W. A. Radford and George
DoTreville, left yesterday in Mr.
Cayce'a car for Louisville. LPYlnnMn
ana otner Kentucky ofies for a ten
I wr m L..
Germans Launch Great Attack
and French Admit Gains
in Two Places.
RUSSIAN TRANSPORT LOST
nt . i
ing British Submarine is
Denied by London.
Paris, May 8. In fierce .attacks on
both banks of the Mouse today, the
German forces gained ground from
the French. They entered the French
communicating trenches cast of Hill
304 and gained a footing in the first
French linebeween Haudomont wood
and Fort Dourumont, over an extent
of nearly a third of a mile.
London, May 8. What seemingly
is a new great offensive with its ob
jective the capture of Verdun, has
been launched by the Germans north
east and northwest of the fortress
In both sectors gains for the Germans
are chronicled in the latest French
Except near Hill 304, however, the
entire attack, which was thrown
ifgainst the sector between Hill 304
and Le Mort Homme, was repulsed
with serious losses to the Germans. A
similar fate befell the attacking forces
in the northeast, except in the region,
of the Haudomont wood. Both at
tacks were delivered after heavy pre-
Aside from these attacks only bom
bardments have been in progress on
the line in France and Belgium. The
artillery action lias been extremely
heavy in the Woevre and at the foot
of the Meuse hills, in the region east
Russian torpedo boats have ineffect
ually shelled German positions on the
northeast coast of Courland, accord
ing to Berlin. In Galicia, along the
lower Stripa river, the Russians have
made a further advance against the
Teutons, while in the Caucasus region
Turkish attacks in the Black sea lit
toral were repulsed. The Turks, who
had been contesting the advance of
the Russians toward Bagdad in the
Serinalkerind region, have retreated
hastily after having sustained heavy
losses, leaving behind them their
tents and war material.
Small infantry encounters at various
points along the Austro-Italian front,
in which what advantage there was
rested with the Italians, have served
to vary the usual fighting with tho
The sinking of an allied transport
in tho Mediterranean late in April
with the loss of nearly all 600 Russian
troops who were on board is report
ed in advices from Corfu, says tho
Overseas News agency.
The transport was sunk by striking;
a mine about the time the battleship
Russell met a similar fate, the advices
The news agency says only a few
were rescued. The bodies recovered
were buried by the British at M.dta.
The British official communication
admits the loss of two naval aero
planes, but denies the German cl tan
of the sinking of submarine E-Jl,
which is declared to have returned
safely to its base.
Causes Death of Octogenari
an in The City Saturday
tors. Martha WW.'.. i-.i -i. t-
. - "it.iiima uiuu at ner
.home in tho city Saturday afternooy
cu i u ciock, or valvular heart disease
Sho was 82 years old and was hoU
in tho highest esteem by every tno
who knew her. Sho was a widW
and is survived by several cnikim.
ner funeral services were baii.vjrt-
vjr uiu ujtj interment ugk in