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HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKIAN FEB. 16
(riold weather aches follow
exposure. Soothe and rc
lieve them with Sloan's Lini
ment, easy to applv. it quickly
ptnetntts wilhoat rubbing. Cleaner
than musty plasters .or ointments,
.does not stain the skin.
Foe rheumatic paina, neuralgia,
4out, lumbago, sprains, strains,
bruises and stiff sore muscles, have
'Sltiah's Liniment handy.
' ACttidtHjlrtt, 2Sc. SNTMd $1.00. ,
I . mm. .
A marriage license was issued Mon
day evening to Harry C. May, of
Earlington, and Miss Bertha Mabry,
of this county. The wedding was
scheduled for Tuesday, near Pem
broke. Lynching In Arkansas.
Proctor Ark., Feb. 4. The body
of Sandy Strauther, alias James
Smith, negro, was cut down from a
telegraph pole west of town following
bis lynching by a posse of citizens
which had been pursuing him since
Monday, when he shot and killed
Special Deputy Fred, Hicks. Strau
ther was said to have been neardeath
at the time of his capture from a bul
let wound in his abdomen, inflicted
by Hicks after he fell to the ground
From Feb. 1 to Feb. 13 the Ger
mans sank 89 ships.
in. i lyiiiiiiiiii i.
,v LWe will continue to run at
rfull speed. While other na
Hons are planning somcmeth
od of putting these little ter
rors of the briny sea out of
'business, we, with a large
force of skilled workmen are
working day and night to sup
ply our happy farmer friends
in every nook and corner of
the United States with the
i . , Mr. Farmer wagon prices
are going to advance. We
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Know, uei your m w vi u u
ALLIGATOR IS LATEST FAD !
,New York Society Women Wear Hide
. out Little Reptiles Like They Once
Wore the Chameleon.
Gcraldino Fnrrar's coutfin. Miss
'Amparito Fnrrar, started it tho
wearing of alligators.
And now a whole lot of New York
women have taken up the fad, the
Boston Post states.
When a certain New York society
woman came down Fifth ' avenue,
leading a-pet pig everybody thought
the absolute ultimate had been
But not so. Now the fair women
jof Gotham are wearing the blliga
,tors. Yes, air, real, live crocodiles
with ringed bodies and horned tails.
, They're regular man-eating alii-
gators, of course and a footrule
would overlap them by at least three
inches; put alongside the chameleon
of old. they put up a real terrifying
Dnearance. Although tliev can't
rn 1 ' -
change1' color as did those pets of a
xew years ago. me most iasnionaoie
Variety is the species that is ringed
Jwith'gold stripes from the end of hia
snout to the tip of his scaly tail, i ho
women insist that they arc real
protty and most satisfactory pets.
.They don't make any noise and none
ot tnein nas as yet evinceu a uispo-
tsition to make a meal off an ear or a
The 'gators made, Jtheir first ap
pearance at a hotel function and im
mediately caught on.
NEW USE FOR ELECTRICITY
German Scientist Employs High Cur.
! rent In the Rapid Production
j of Mirrors.
i A rapid and admirable method for
depositing suitable metals on the
rors. consists of decomposing the
metal by means of a high-potential
electric current. It is thus described
in the Physikalis.che Zcitschrift by
A metal plate is placed in juxta
position with the glass plate which is
to receive the coating. The two
plates are then placed flat on a table
beneath the receiver of an air-pump
suitable for producing a high degree
A small nuatitity of an inert gas,
such as hydrogen, is Introduced jiito
the vacuum and a high-potential cur
rent is then turned on by means of
the hcgatfve pole of a suitable source
of -'electricity, this pole being at
tached to the metal plate. Thirty
(seconds duration of this cathndic
!ow is sufficient to obtain a properly
i Besides silver the metals gold, cop
per, platinum, nickel, iron, palla
dium and iridium may be employed.
EUROPE YIELDING TO ORIENT.
Europe's production, of the class
of mercliiAdisc generally referred to
as "luxuries" is steadily declining.
Customs officials i-h-trgcd with the
examination of line art good and
luxuries have declared t!"ii the
stress of conflict in Europe was be
coming such that, unless the war
ends shortly, still loner levels ot' im
ports in these claM.- nun le e.
pected The local customhouse reports,
according to the New Yoik Tines,
indicate that, while Europe is losing
its priuiary position hero a.- an im
porter or limbics, the f.ir fast uicr
chants are taking advantage of Eu
rope's misfortune to ship heve un
precedented quantities of Oriental
merchandise of all kinds, including
objects of art, chinaware, silks, ex
pensive window and door hangings
'and pearls. China, Japan and India
are vying with each other in that
"What delated you for your din
ner? Tho baseball season is over."
"Shi My wife doesn't know that
I VERY MUCH 80.
I "Are tho Graftleys receiving this
"You bet thoy are all the can
' CRITIC COUNTS FOR LITTLE.
A critic is a man who is novel
heard from until after it is too late
to prevent mischief that has been
AND MORE SATISFACTORY. "
The giving' of alms without the
tinging ofpealaw i wore religUw?
tittn Utt Mgtag C-,paJa without
TO THE PUBLIC
The negotiations between the Com
mission government of Hopkinsvillc
and the Kentucky Public Service
Company which had been going on
for some months, for a reduction of
the electric light rates, without
having to submit the question to the
Federal Courts for determination,
and which for the past ten days have
continued daily in Hopkinsvillc, re
sulted in a compromise agreement for
a new schedule of maximum rates to
become effective Feb. 1st, 1917, and
the same follows:
The first 25 Kwh, monthly used
The next 75 Kwh, monthly used
Qt . 8c
The next 100 Kwh. monthly used
The next 100 Kwh. monthly used
at .. .. i, vi. Gc
Excess of 300, Kwh monthly-
at . i . , . ,....;., 3$c
Minimum monthly charge. ..... 75c
net, payable at the office of the Com
pany. on or before the 10th of the
month following the service render?
The Company's old rates to the
large consumers were reasonable and
compared favorably with rates forlike
quantities in -large, .cities; but to give
tbesOttfrnparatiVely low rates to large
consumers the Company exacted dis
criminatory higher rates from the
smaller consumers. There being com
monly in a community like this five
small users to one large consumer,
the Commission was desirous of se
curing a schedule of rates that would
benefit the greatest number of the
customers and also to establish such a
schedule that the burden of the bene
fits to these larger number of smaller
quantity users would not be shifted
on to the large consumers. To form
ulate such a schedule was not simple,
to say the least, but, it is believed
that the rates adopted will benefit al
users; the smaller ones, considering
that the monthly minimum charge is
reduced from $1.00 to 75 cents and
that during the year a very large num
ber of the smaller users do not con
sume a quantity of electricity to an
amount to even $1.00 per month, will
benefit on the whole fully 20 per cent.
while the larger users and whose
rates as stated, were already reasona
ble, will not have to pay higher rates,
and on a full year's consumption
should show quite a reduction as com
pared to the old rates. Because the
schedule adopted specifies the highest
rates that the Company may charge,
the Company can voluntary make les
ser rates than the schedule specifies
so long as it does not discriminate
that is to say, it must give the same
rate to all for like service.
The Company's maximum rates for
power purposes were found to be
reasonable and remain unchanged. It
was ascertained that the present gas
rates, because of the comparatively
small amount of business that the
Company does, showed a loss to the
Company on the investment in the gas
company, hence a reduction could not
in fairness to the Company, be ex
pected or demanded.
At the reduced rates computed on
the 1910 business of the Company, the
saving to private coifsumers of elec
tricity for lighting will amount to at
least $5,1)00 a year, with a correspond
ing increase in the saving as the Com-
pany's business increases. The sav-
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ing iu mc uuy uii us new r.uu lur us
buildings, parks, etc., will show a
saving of approximately $300 a year.
The adjustment of the street lighting
prices was deferred at the request of
! the Company, pending the decision of
the property owners, merchants,
bankers and others on Main and Ninth
streets as to putting in a White Way,
for which the agreement provides the
very low rate of 3J cents, per Kwh.
which requires the Company to fur
nish and maintain the lamps and
globes and to maintain the fixtures
when installed. Under this rate for
the White Way, it is believed that a
street lighting contract can be negoti
ated so that tho total expense of the
present street lighting and the light
ing of tho White Way, should the citi
zens decide to have one, and which
would be, made possible by their con
tributing the cost of tho posts and the
installation of tho system, will not
cost the city much, if any, more than
it is now paying for the street light
ing. While tho city is now very well
illuminated, the Commissioners be
lieve that tho increased number of
lamps are needed especially in the
outskirts and they hope a new con
tract for street lighting can be nego
tiated sufficiently favorable to provide
the additional knp wMiiout material
ly increasing th amount 0f the pres
ent street lighting appropriation.
Whllo the Commissioners were ad
vised by tho City Attorney that Hop
kinsvillc has the right to fix and reg
ulate the rates of the Kentucky Pub
ic Service Co., to private users nnd
was also advised that the rates pre
scribed by Ordlnanco No 29 were just
and reasonable and therefore fair to
the Company, under the position tak
en by the Company, which was that
the city did not have the right to fix
and regulate its rates, it would have
been necessary to litigate tho ques
tion to sustain the terms of the Ordi
nance No. 29. Law suits generally
are long drawn out nnd are expen
sive, even for the winner, and since
the Compiny ultimately evinced a
willingness to compromise the differ
ences, it was deemed best because
more certain and more economical for
all concerned, to make an amicable
settlement. Under the settlement the
majority of the users of electricity for
lighting arp substantially benefited
rfnd harmonious. relations between the
city and its inhabitants and the Com
pany are' continued and the city is
saved the expense and uncertainty of
litigation, all of which, will doubtless
prove welcome news to the public.
R. T. STOWE,
, Mayor City of Hopkinsvillc
FRANK H. BASSETT,
W. R. WICKS,
Hopkinsville, Ky., Feb. 12, 1917.
Made At the Farmers' Club
at Van Cleave's School
House Tuesday Night.
The Clarksvillo pike Farmers'
Club held a most interesting meeting
at Van Cleave's school house Tuesday
night, which was well attended. A
number of good speeches were made.
W. 0. King spoke on "Tobacco"
and R. H. Rives on "Corn," both
discussions being very instructive,
Judge W. T. Fowler in a talk on
uooa Koaas voicea tne growing
dissatisfaction with the present road
construction in the county. The peo
pie of that vicinity are much aroused
on this subject that is beginning to
agitate the whole county.
Mrs. Eloise Graves spoke on "Home
Economics," telling about her work
n the canning and poultry clubs.
County Agent J. A. McKenzie also
made a splendid talk on the federal
farin lean law.
Two Little Fires.
A fire alarm was turned in from
the Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital
Monday. A piece of woodwork near
a chtmney caught on fire, but the
small blaze was easily controlled.
Tuesday morning a chimney burn
ed out at the residence of Feland
Clark and set the shingle roof on fire.
It was put out without any consider
When you, want fire,
tornado, life or bond in
surance in the Oldest
see. H. D. WALLACE,
office up stairs, over
Store, Corner Ninth and Office 395,
Main. I reside. f)44.
Ignacio Bonillas, one of Carranza's
representatives on the Mexican-American
joint commission, has been
named Mexican ambassador to the
CASTOR I A
But an advertuement in
this paper talks to the
Catch the IdeaT
CAN WIPE OUT TUBERCULOSIS
Retultc of Effort In the Pit Show
That Plajue Is Both Prevent
able and Curable.
Dr. J. N. Ilurty, secretary of the
state board of health, recently made
the statement that by means of vari
ous agencies for the rescue of victims
of tuberculosis Indiana had saved
8,000 lives. That is about an aver
age day's toll of dead on any of the
great battle fronts of Europe. These
lives were rescued, bo it remem
bered, from doom fixed and inev
itable except the saving means had
been extended. If all these had
died and the mortality lists had been
published, the people of Indiana no
doubt w.ould have been much shocked
and would have greatly perplexed
themselves with the wonder that such
things could be.
The white plague is ravaging all
the time. There i$ no cessation of
its deadly onslaught, no abatement
of its grimneas and horror, save it is
checked and its marked victims ta
ken from its grasp by the only recog
nized and tested means for pressing
this work of mercy. Jt is worse than
a pity for it is a reproach to soci
ety, to government and to civiliza
tion that hundreds are permitted
annually to perish in this good state
of Indiana when the sacrifice is not
only needles and without profit, but
is positively and asccrtamably a tre
mendous material loss to the com
Preventable on one hand and cur
able on the other hand, tuberculosis
persists and slays its hecatombs of
victims simply, solely and inevitably
because it is permitted. More public
enlightenment of the practicable
means of prevention, more public
interest and more public money in
the agencies for cure of those strict
en, and the ravages of the white
plague will be steadily and 'rapidly
narrowed and finally checkmated al
most wholly. Is it worth while?
Life saved is money saved not to
enter into question of the ethics of a
wanton sacrifice of lire, Fort
TIME TO ESCAPE
"Do you think peroxide and rouge
will retain youth?"
"Not unless he happened to be a
very foolish y.outh."
LIVES ON 20 CENTS A DAY.
Some young men at the University
of Oregon are going through on a
monthly income of $12. Fred Coley,
a freshman, is setting a record of $G
a month. His menu consists prin
cipally of macaroni and rice, with
Coley rents a small cottage, where
he lives alone. He buys nothing
that costs more than five cents a
pound, with the single exception of
butter. His present system of liv
ing is founded upon four years' ex
perience at "baching."
The Lawyer Take your caso to
somebody else. You are too thin
skinned. The Client Hardly pay to skin
ALL WAS QUIET.
Agent Is the boss of the house
Proud Father Yes; he's asleep
upstairs in his cradle. Philadelphia
"What aro the three rules of suc
cess?" "Three ? There's only one."
"What is it?"
"Make good."-t-Dctroit Free Press.
"That girl Un't as black as she's
maybe so, httfiffce's painted much
that. Bkik . H
Will Give a Concert at Beth
el Woman's College
Thucl Burnham, a widely known
pianist, will give a recital at tho Beth
el Woman's College next Monday
night. He has recently returned
from Europe where he had spent 14
years, appearing in all of the big cap
itols. He is now making" a tour of
America and President Peterson has
been so fortunate as to make this
date with him. .
College Chapel Admission feO and
25 cents. ' ."
To Decide The Legality of
Conflicting Sales of Bank
Mrs. Louise Jones Peterson has
brought suit against W. T. Tandy and
T. B. Fairletgh to recover the pro
ceeds of 100 shares of City Bank Sc
Trust Co., stock that Mr. Tandy sold
to Mr. Fairleigh under authority giv
en him by Mrs. Peterson. Mr. Tandy
was formerly her guardian and was,
as he thought, authorized by her to
make the sale, and as her agent sold a
part of her bank stock. Mrs. Peterson
without knowing this sold the stock to
some one else whose1 name does not
appear and both purchasers are claim
ing the stock, which sold for $300 a
share. The suit is a friendly one to
settle the legality of the two transac
tions and let the court decide which
purchaser is entitled to the stock.
SOUTHERN MINERAL CO.
Articles of Corporation Filed
Capital Stock $10,000.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday afternoon for The Southern
Mineral Co. toengage in mining fluor
spar and other minerals in Crittenden
county or elsewhere in Kentucky. The
incorporators are E. V. Rawn, Rod
man Meacham and Chas. M. Meacham
and the authorized capital stock is
S10.00J. The company will i begin
operations at once.
Wants A Blonde vVife.
Muskogee, Qkla., Feb. 14. The
Rev. T. W. Eastham, of Beggs, Okla,
who lives on a farm near Beggs and
preaches to four different churches
on his circuit, has advertised for a
wife, after being a widower three
years: , ;
"I prefer a blond," the advertise
ment says, "but don't particularly
care about her size and build, except
that she must not be too small or too
large. I want her to be about my
own age, or younger, but she can
have anv color of eyes."
LOST Tuesday night, probably on
Virginia street, a lady's silver mesh
purse, containing $2.25 in silver, two
rings, one a B. F. C. class ring, and
some other articles. Notify this of
fice. Weds in Canada.
Miss Cornelia Hooser, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hooser, who
went to Detroit last fall, was married
Feb. 10 to Mr. Chas. H. Smith, of
Brooklyn, N. Y. They were mar
ried at Windsor, Canada and will re
side in Detroit.
Lost Their Little Daughter.
The three year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Keeling died Tuesday
night at their home on West 13th
street. Interment at Pembroke this
Will Try Again.
An election will be held in Caldwu'l
county tho middle of March to vote
on a 225,000 bond issue for improved
roads. A petition was filed with t1 e
county judge last week.-
A calculator that chowa tho money
values of one country In tho terms ot
several others and upplles tho values
to various weights and measures has
teen Invented by an Englishman.
At the recent annual meeting of the
American Cornish Club which was
held at Boston. Mass.. Mr. T. T
Moore, of. HopkiiuviJJe. was ftUcteH
to tbtt offio of mmmI vk-prideaL
th giving ol sJaM,