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By ETHEL HOLMES.
(Copyright, KIT, VTcitern Ntwapaper Union.)
I have always bclIcTcd In marriage,
domestic life, children, and all that.
There Is nothing of the strong womnn
nhout me. I nnturnlly cling to some
thing stronger than myself; I nm one
of those stupid creatures whom men
usually prefer to women more like
themselves. Why they do so I am
unable to understand.
I was very fond of Charlie Owens,
but Chnrllo wns not much to cling
to, and though he loved rao I wns un
willing to marry him because I feared
that poverty would fly In at the door
and nt the samo time love would iiy
out at the window.
If I was stupid I had senso enough
io turn Chnrlle down. But there my
senso ended. I wns bound to find
someone to cling to, and since I knew
no man who wnnted mo or I wanted, I
resorted to an advertisement. Not that
I condemn advertising, for I don't
know anything about it, but advertis
ing for a husband or n wife Is not usu
ally resorted to by persons of good
I received two replies, one from n
countryman evidently not highly edu
cated and another from a person who
by his chlrogrnphy, English and evi
dent delicacy I Judged to be a gentle
man. He signed himself Emory Per
Mns. He said he knew by the tenor
of my advertisement that I wns a lady,
that ho was looking for a wife, and
.saw no reason why he should not find
one through the medium of a news
paper than any other article he
Mr, Perkins and I fell Into quite n
correspondence. lie did not seem to
,be in a hurry to meet me ; saying that
Hie was expecting every day to make a
-,lot of money. It would be time enough
ito meet me when he could offer me n
"home. This looked a little ns if he
wero one of thoso men with "Irons In
jthe fire;" but he was too honorable
to proceed with his suit until he could
Imake me comfortable, so I did not drop
shim. Besides, his letters were delight
Jful. ( This was In the third year of the big
rwar and congress hnd voted a large
sum for aviation. All the Inventors in
tbe United States were trying to add
jsome Improvement to the air machine
model which was to be copied In large
jnumbers. One morning I read In n
(newspaper that someone had produced
la substance very light and not Inflam
mable, which wns being tested ns mn
Serial for certain parts of the govern
; In a letter to- him I inclosed the ar-
iUUU ilMU JUV-UDCIJ mill wv.Mt,
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rtne inventor rererreu io. ue repueu
Jocosely, asking me how I had learned
- At this time Charlie Owens came to
kee me very seldom. This piqued xne.
tbne day on meeting hira on the street
II asked him why he did not come, to
(fee me any oftener. Re said that he
)0 TgR 4. fwas very busy. One of the irons he
t.raPTivi.jjwltrtho Are was looming up. He
a tlr that looks perfce- not sure but that ho was about
at the first touch it ct" raahe " i"um:. il . "
emeift thrust in her- We plenty ot time to spenu win me.
iT lnrirliril nt him. cnlline him Johnny
jLook-in-the-Air. He retorted tlmr it
fwns better to look up than to look
fdown and hurried on.
I wns beginning to despair of Rotting
:n husband and nbout to make up my
(ralnd to advertise for n position In
which I could make my living by my
!wn exertions, when suddenly the situ
ation wns completely altered. I saw In
a newspaper the announcement that
.the standard model for the airplanes
to be constructed for the government
had been decided upon and contracts
lor hundreds of thousands had been
"Well," I remarked, T dare say some
man's Iron In the Are has been turned
' Scarcely had I spoken the words
iwhen there was n ring at the doorbell
'and the postman handed In the mail.
One of the letters was from my raatri
monlal correspondent. I opened It and
"A matter of business which I have
'had on hand for some time an
iron In the fire," I muttered to my
self "has materialized, and in case,
'after meeting, wo are suited with each
icther, I am In a position to offer you
a home. I therefore beg that you will
Igrant mo an Interview,"
' I caught my breath. Not that I was
about to come face to face with n
twooer I had never seen I drew back.
All of a sudden it rushed upon me thnt
I was about to give up the only man
II loved. I hesitated, In case we should
not be nntagonlstlc. between this man
(who was ablo to provide for me and
jCharllo Owens, who was always look'
log in the air for a fortune.
Common P' r.s prevailed over love.
i made an appointment for the next
evening to receive my problematical
1 When the doorbell rang sharply at
the appointed time, it sent a tremor
(through roe; then a footstep in the
ball, and Charlie Owens stood in the
I "Sweetheart," he said, "one of my
Irons In the fire has brought roe a for-
(tane. My airplane material is a suc-
-fee. I shall reap a million; win yon
kh&re It with me?"
"And yon are my correepondeatT" I
Risked. m ' m
"Tml I saw your note ceatalnlng
roar advertteMMBt'oa the tW twfofa
Spleidid Support For Mme.
Mahlon Hamilton, Roy Pilcherand
Edward Brcnnan In Cast.
The gifted actress, Mme. Pctrova.
who will boseen at the Princess The i-
tre on Saturday in the Metro-Popular
Plays and Players feature, "Tho Black
Butterfly," will he supported by a no
table cast of prominent artists. Her
leading man again is Mahlon Hamil
ton, whoso clean-cut presence and
manly acting has endeared him to the
hearts of all patrons of Metro pictures,
This favorite actor plays the part of
Alan Hall, opposite Mme. Petrova.
The important part of Gaston Duval,
the husband of "The Black Butter
fly's" youth, later the soldier of
France to save whose life she cives
her blood in a marvelous operation,
is played by Koy Pilcher. The part
could not be in better hands, for Mr.
Pilcher, by his remarkbale adaptabili
tyat "make-up" is able to represent
both the youth and the vigornus sold
ier with true fidelity.
(Furnished by Whitfield Bros.,
QJ Odd FellowsJBldg.);--
LDec 5, 1917.
Dec Z1231 124M123A 124.
May 118J ;il9J 113 U9"f
Dec. 73J 75 731 75
May 7Ui 70 725 72J
Jan 4G.50 47.25 46.35 47.25
Jan 24.45 24.52 24.07 24.55
Jan 24.95 23.37 24.87 25.35
STUDENT NURSES WANTED.
The Red Cross is daily issuing
statements, concerning the unusual
demand which will be made unon
their nursing service in the near fu
ture and urging young women to
begin a systematic training at once.
There is an opening for three stu
dent nurses at the Jennie Stuart Mem-
onial Hospital. Doctors and nurses
are helping to win this war. Do your
bit by making application at once to
Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital,
A marriage license was issued yes
terday to Mr. Ira Mullen and Miss
Sadie Ethel Rutledge, who will be
married in this city to-day. The bride
has been making her home for some
time with her relative, Mr. H. V.
Cole, section foreman of tho L &N.
railroad in this city. Mr. Mullen is a
locomotive engineer at Hazard, Ky.
They will leave soon for their home
in tho eastern part of the state.
Loyal General Murdered.
The Russian general staff head
quarters on the northern Russian
front has been captured by the Bolsh
eviki troops under Ensign Krylenko,
The headquarters capitulated without
fighting, but General Dukhonin,
tho commander-in-chief, who declined
recently to carry out tho orders of
tho Bolsheviki to negotiate an armis
tice with the Germans, was thrown
from a train by Bolsheviki trooks and
Killed Women in Lifeboats.
London, Dec a The British
steamer Apapa has been torpedoed
and sunk, according to the morning
newspapers. Sixty passengers and
tho crew of tho vessel perished.
About 120 passengers were mved. It
Father of tke Deceased Was
One of Early Settlers
James 0. Edwards, an need farmer!
of the Ovil neighborhood, died Mon-
day night, after an illness of nbout
four months of nephritis. Ho was a
widower and was in his 74th year.
Tho father of the deceased, the lato
Thomas Edwards, was one among tho
earliest settlers of this county. Tho
burrial occurred Tuesday afternoon.
JOHN WHITE & CO,
and full vtluo paid
. (feat Sklna
DEIiDI F TA IfE
1 1 Ull Lit IfllVL
War savings teruhcates or
Stamps Meet With
The "miniature Liberty Bonds,"
known as the war sayings stamps,
went on sale Monday and the sales
will increase as the merits of the in
vestment become generally known.
All city and rural carriers will be
pressed into service as salesmen for
the small savings certificates. They
are furnished with supplies and given
instructions to impart to the people
along their routes.
The certificates sell at $4.12. After
January they bear interest at a cent a
month and are redeemable in 1923
for ?5. The thrift stamps sell at 25
cents, which the purchaser pastes on
cards furnished him, and when six
teen stamps are attached they are ex
changeable for war certificates.
I have a buffet dining table,
six chairs, two druggets and a
McDougal Kitchen Cabinet for
sale. Call Mrs L. Nash, at the
Former- Trigg County Boy, in
Amateur Photo Play at
An Ogden, Utah, paper has come
to hand with a big advertisement of a
moving picture play, "The Blot,"
featuring Bob Major and Florence
Riser, popular young people of Og
den. The entire cast is made up of
local people. Mr. Major is pictured
as warmly embracing Miss Riser, who
is sweetly snuggling in his arms,
both with a more pleased expression
on their faces than is usually charac
teristic of professionals. Local inter
est in this part of Kentucky attaches
to the play from the fact that Mr. Ma
jor is a son of J. Hop Major, former
ly of Canton, Ky., and his mother
was Miss Nora McAtee, of Trigg
county. The family now lives in
Ogden, where tho young man has
grown up and is engaged In business.
In tho play Mr. Major is a young sol
dier taking his departure for France.
Two Papers on Program Fo
Tho December meeting of tho Athe
naeum will be held at Hotel Latham
at 7 o'clock this evening with the fol
"Opium," by Jan. A. McKenzie.
"Social Value of History," by
W. A. CORNETTE & CO
LOWE JOHNSON & CO.
ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE
fc Room. Ni?03irjChWokeeldiV sAJ v
. HOPKINSVILLE, KY.
Relations Between unitea
States and Japan.
New York, Dec. 5. Development
of China's vast resources thorough
joint participation ot tho financial and
industrial interests of the United
States and Japan was advocated by
Baron Tanetaro Megata, head of tho
special Japanese finance commission
in an address at a dinner attended by
men prominent in American finance,
commerce and journalism.
"China with her huge latent re
sources," Baron Megata said, "offer
a very inviting field for develop
ment The recent exchange of notes
between Sec. Lansing and Viscount
Ishi. makes clear the position otAmer-
ica and Japan toward China and
should put at aest all suspicions re
garding Japan's attitude toward that
"I earnestly hope that, when the
time seems ripe, plans may be form'
ulatedfor joint participation of the
financial and industrial interests of
the United States and Japan in the
development of the resources of Chi
na. We would rely on your confi
dence in our honest intention to make
such participation a mutual affair, and
wouia invite your capital ana your
brains to join with ours on a basis of
equality and fairness.
"I cannot help but feel that such
joint endeavors wonld not only be
profitable to our two countries but of
the greatest possible good to China.
By dealing with her fairly, we could
be of the utmost assistance to
her material prosperity. If China was
prosperous industrially aad commer
cially, many of her present troubles
'America, with the far-reaching
preparation it has been making in re
cent months for its active and vigor
ous military participation in the pres
ent world struggle, with its unlimited
energy and firm determination at this
momentous time, has given Japan a
great stimulous toward increased co
operative action for an early termina
tion of the war.
"Our close relation as allies, fight
ing in the same common cause, must
serve to cement still more firmly the
existing close friendship.
"Wo miiol finlit this linrrihlfi wnr
through to the enf, to victory and an
honorable peace and, I fervently
hope, an enduring peace."
State of Ohio, City ot Toledo,
Lucaa County, ss.
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
Is senior partner of the firm of F. J,
Cheney & Co., doing business In the City
of Toledo, County and State aforesaid,
and that said Arm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLiAIta for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot bo
cured by the use of HALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1886. A. W. QLEASON.
(Seal) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine Is taken In
ternally and acts throush the Blood on
the Mucous Surfaces ot the System. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.
Sold by all druggists. 7Ec.
Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
And Other Relatives Inherit
Mrs. Proctor's Estate.
The will of the late Mrs. Sarah Ush
er Proctor was admitted to probate in
county court. 'She leaves $1,000 each
to her sisters Mesdames Emma L.
Gaines, Marietta Scott ard Mary E.
Usher, and Josephine Nance, $G00.
Geo. W. Usher $200, Carl C. Gaines
S300.IIarrvL. Gaines $200 and a mare;
, Robt. U. Gaines, $400; Harold U. Scott,
$200; Francis Marion Usher, $100; Re
becca Usher, colored, $200. The
residue, if any, is left for division as
tho heirs see fit: Mrs Emma C Gaines
is named as excutrix.
Tho tobacco barn of Dudley Bump-
us. near Clarksville, burned with
6,000 pounds of tobacco.
Big Xmas Sal
Watch local paper
for Big Xmas Sale
Cut Glass and Silverware
C. R. CLARK & CO
Wholesale & Retail Grocers.
DON'T SEND YOUR DIAMONDS AWAY WEt
BUILD UP THE PRONGS (Gold or Platinum)
AND DELIVER, THE GOODS THE SAME DAY.
TT A TTlTYTTTTTTV ... i
Prices Nights 10c & 15c
Matinees 10c & 15c
,N ' '
"The Tiger Woman"
The latest big Fox Super Feature 'pic
ture, also new Fox Comedy
"Chased Into Love?
With Hank Mann
that is really funny.
AND LIVE STOCK
Thursday, December 13, 1917.-
On above date we will sell at auction our efe
equipment and live stock necessary to the operalil
ot a pUO-acre farm.
Terms made known on day of sale.
Col. H. L. Iglehardt, Auctioneer.
Plenty barbecue on grounds.
GARROTT & PATCH,
Oak Grove, Ky.
MRS. C. M. GREEN'S Farm.
Let Us Do Your Job Prioti
Friday Night Tt& 8:45
Saturday Night. 7 & 8:45
Matinees,both days 1 p. m
the star. A' come?
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His reported that the submarine nreu
Ohm at ntr wn inoi ta is are
on women and cuktren tn