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CHAS. M. MEACHAM
Batered at the Hopklnsrillo Post
office as Second Class Mall Matter.
ablishod as Hopkinsville Conser-
wtltoln 18CO. Succeeded by Hop
iekwvillo Democrat 187G. Published
at tho South Kentuckian 1879 to 1888.
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I2 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
WATCH THE DATE After your
name, renew promptly, and not miss
number. The Postal regulations
rmiuire BubscriDtions to be paid in
Sheldon Saufley has turned his pa
per at Richmond Into a daily.
Judge Thurman, of Springfield, also
asks to be excused from running
against Ollie James.
The Falmouth telephone manager
complains that young men are sen
ouslv intcrferine with his business
by marrying his "hello" girls.
G. E. McKinney, associate editor of
Adatrville Enterprise, has been draft
ed and his mother advertises the pa
per for lease.
No news from your soldier boy in
France is good news. The report of
all casualties is cabled immediately
and made public
Lieut. Gov. Black again occupied
tho Executive suits at the Capitol
Friday and Saturday in the absence
of Gov. Stanley, who was hunting on
Reelfoot Lake, Tenn.
It develops that the female "Death
Battalion at Petrograd surrendered
when the first gun was fired. The
girls did not swallow their death po
tions, as they surrendered to their
A shortage of mail sacks is embar
rassine the Government, due to the
sending of 17,000 sacks of mail to the
soldiers in France. An energetic
hunt is being made for all sacks held
at cantonments and other places.
Novel Juvenile Reformatory.
In Dorsetshire, England, there has
been established a "Republic," called
tho "Little Commonwealth," which has
Its own, coinage and which Is used as
reformatory for youngsters from
wo yearsox age upward. Tne ex
periment has proved a success. The
children sent down there from metro
politan police court to reform earned
elght to nine cents an hour, out of
which they paid $2.75 a week for
board and lodgings. Tho Republic has
been recognized by the homo office as
a certified reformatory.
The Art of Living.
If music Is the art In which you are
ambitious to distinguish yourself, you
may have to go away from home to get
tho necessary training, and perhaps
cross tho water, to secure tho finishing
touches. But the art of living can bo
practiced right at home, and very like
ly you will have as good Instruction as
can be found anywhere, In the clrclo
of your own family. Exchange.
Wllllno Work Always Prlied.
That man will bo a Joy to his "boss"
who will give willing obedience un
der any and all circumstances. What
ever work falls to his lot will be per
formed In the best possible manner,
even when It Is not the kind he chose.
An army of such workers would win
nnywhero ngalnst much larger num
bers. Tho pity of It Is, that com
pared with the host that works under
protest, tho faithful nro pitifully few.
Motion Picture "Edited."
After a moving plcturo reel has been
Kudo it must be "edited" In somewhat
tlM, same method as is a manuscript.
SCMs cp'e'rnUoii is performed by the edl
ter making his dlre uon In a dictating
machine as tho reel Is worked off in
front of him.
Snapper Abound 111 Australia.
Tbe snapper Is tho characteristic Aus
tralian fish. It la found all round the
'Awtrallaa coasts at some tlmo of tho
ytr, also In New Zealand and part
ef the Indian ocean. In haunts where
the pce&n bed Is rock strewn or rubblr.
fiotoe tMak the swapper ought to bare
bees on the Australian coat-of-arae,
because lie will remain when kangaroo
Mtd emu .'are goae. Boapper Is tbe
Ueet moml to um smw, out im
, beautiful eyes Uk la so potnw
More Than a Million Poinds
oa Headerson Floors Opea
emag Day of Sale.
Henderson, Ky., Dec. 5. Tho loose
leaf tobacco market opened this mor
ning with the greatest amount of
weed ever delivered in tho hsitory of
the city for a sinnlo sale. All four
floors were filled to capacity, con
taining more than a million pounds.
There is fully 300,000 pounds of to
bacco on wagons which cannot be de
livered to tho houses until the weed
on the floors is removed.
The first sale was held at the Rash
and Cooper house. Burley leaf sold
up to $33 a hundred and dark leaf up
to $25.50. Lugs ranged from 14 to
$22, and trash from $9 to $13.50. A
total of 290,000 pounds was sold at
this house and buyers started bidding
at the Edwards and Melton house late
in the afternoon, where 50,000 pounds
were sold before night. The sale will
continue at this house Thursday mor
ning. Then tho Birk and Lancaster
and Birk, Lancaster and Soaper hous
es will hold sales.
The floor average at the Rash and
Cooper house was $15 a hundred.
Henderson has been a strip tobacco
market for more thah 100 years, but
na delivery has ever equaled the one
for the initial sales.
Livery stables were so crowded
that growers were forced to leave
their loads and take their teams home.
Streets around all the houses are al
most blocked with tobacco-laden wag
ons. If the delivery continues next week
in volume as has this week, more
than $500,000 will be paid to growers
the first wetk of sales.
A Training Camp For Negro
At a special reserve officers' train-
camp established at Fort Des Moines,
Iowa, exclusively for negro citizens,
625 men of the colored race have
been commissioned as officers in the
National Army. Of this number, 105
were made captains; the remainder
were awarded the rank of first and
second lieutenants. These especially
trained colored officers will be assign
ed to duty with the full division of
drafted colored troops, about to be
mobilized in the various cantonments
throughout the country. For the
first time in the history of the United
States Army, colored officers will
lead colored troops. This the War
Department deems a matter of jus
tice in view of the splendid record of
the black citizen as a fighting man.
The training camp at Fort Des
Moines was opened on June 18, un
der the command of Brigadier-General
C. C. Ballou, with Col. Charles
W. Castle as second in command and
lead of a staff of twelve West Point
instructors. Twelve hundred and
fifty men were enrolled for training,
a picked body of colored citizens, rep
resenting every State in the Union,
many colleges, and every profession
in which the colored man has distin
guished himself. Many lawyers, phy
sicians, clergymen, college instruct
ors, and successful business men
were among the number. Tuskegee
alone furnished sixty men. Two
hundred and fifty men from the four
colored regiments of the regular army
were accepted as candidates. From
'Training Colored Officers, "by Lucy
France Pierce, in the American Re
view of Reviews for December, 1917.
STUDENT NURSES WANTED.
Tho Red Cross Is daily issuing
statements, concerning the unusual
demand which will be made upon
their nursing service in the near fu
ture and urging young women to
begin a systematic training at onco.
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,
Tho regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of tho First National
Bank, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, will
bo held at the office of the bank, be
tween the hours of ten and twelve
'clock a. m., on Tuesday, Januarys,
1918, for the purpose of electing Di
rectors for the ensuing year. Ad
W Wf UV, "As T WW
UrM Hm De Fsr Me, 5
As Te Help OtWs."
Watoga, W. Va.-Mrs. S. W. GMwefl,
of this town, says: "When about 15 years
of age, 1 suffered greatly . . . Sometimes
would go a month or twe, sui I had
terrible headache, backache, and bearing
down pains, and would just drag and
had no appetite. Then ... It would last
. . . two weeks, and was so weakening,
and my health was awful.
My mother bought me a bottle of
Cardui, and I began to improve alter
taking the first bottle, so kept It up till
look three ... I gained, and was well
and strong, and I owe it all to Cardui.
I am married now and have 3 children
, . Have never had to have a doctor for
female trouble, and just resort to Cardui
if I need a tonic. I am glad to testify to
what it has done for me, so as to help
If you are nervous or weak, have head
aches, backaches, or any of the other
ailments so common to women, why not
give jardui a trial? Recommended by
many pnysicians. In use over 40 years,
A . - .
Begin uKing caraui toaay. It may
to ine very medicine you need.
Smithson Water delivered Tues
days and Saturdays, Phone 633-1.
Good Morning. Have
You Seen The Courier?
Evansville's Best paper
Fine ground (raw limestone,
per ton in bulk at kiln.
Thoroughbi td Bourbon Reds
Toms $6, Hens $4. Phone 288-1.
Mrs. Allen Owen,
Hopkinsvillc, Ky., R. 4.
Dutch bulbs just received. Large
bulbs and reasonable prices. Now is
the time to plant for spring. T. L.
THOROUGHBRED Bronze Tur
keys for sale. Winners at the Pen
nyroyal and Ky. State Fair. Call
288-4.-MRS. CHAS. STOWE.
FOR RENT Six room cottage at
28 W. 17th street for 1918.
CHAS. M. MEACHAM.
Live Stock, Real Estate and Gener
al Auctioneer. Phone for terms and
dates at my expense.
W. A. HOLMAN,
R. T. JETT, D. V. M.
7th and Railroad Sts.
Cowherd & Altscbeler Sale Barn.
Phone 19. Hopkinsville, Ky.
Fine Bath Rooms. Four First-
FRANK BOYD, PROP.
W. S. Sandbach,
Physican and Surgeon,
( Every Woman Wants.
FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE
Dissolved la water for douches steps
peWic catarrh, ulceration and Inflam
mation. Recommnnded by Lydia E.
Pink haw Med. Co, for tin year.
A healing wonder for nasal catarrh,
sore throat and sore eye. Economical.
For baby's croup, Willie's daily
cuts and bruises, mamma's sore
throat, Grandma's lameness Dr.
Thomas' Eclectic Oil Uie household
remedy. 80 and 60c AverHseraeaL
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ATTENTION TO HOGS IN FALL
Animals Are Not as Resistant te Dis
ease as In Spring Water Supply
Is of Importance.
(liy J3. n. BPENCE.)
Iloga nro not na resistant to disease
In the fnll as they nro In tho spring
when getting nn nbundnnco of groen
fornge, nnd hnvlng nccess to n wide
range. It Is neccssnry, therefore, to
give them more, attention nnd better'
enro to offset scnsonnl conditions nnd
danger from now corn.
Do not feed In the same lot. or on
the snmo ncro of ground, day nftcr
dny. This contaminates the feeding
places, and also nttracts crows, pig
eons, ind sparrows which may have
been feeding with a cholera Infected
herd. Throw the feed out In a differ
ent spot each dny, thus giving tho
pigs a elenn "pinto" from which to
The water Bupply Is of much lm
portancc to the henlth of the hogs nt
this time of yenr. Old- mud wnllows
are never good, but nrc not bo bad If
the hogs can have puro wntcr to
drink, but If forced to bntho nnd drink
In the samo "tub" serious troublo can
be expected nt any time. See that
they have an abundance of pure wntcr
to drink, situated near the wallow
holes or feeding pieces. Pure wnter
will aid materially in keeping the
herd cholera free.
USEFUL DIP VAT FOR SHEEP
Device Shown In Illustration Is Con
venient Piece of Equipment
for Any Farmer.
A dipping vat similar to the one
Illustrated Is n convenient piece of
equipment for nny fnrmer to have.
since It can be used for swine nnd
other stock. It should bo nt least 8
feet long, 22 Inches wide and 4 foct
deep. It may be mnde of concrete,
wood or gnlvnnlzcd Iron. Tho vat
should bo placed on a bole 2 feet deep,
Handy Dipping Vat.
so that the operators may handle tho
sheep conveniently. At the time of
dipping it Is desirable to have a chuta
of permanent or temporary construc
tion. This provides a means of plac
ing the sheep In the vat one at n
time. At the outgoing end tho vnt hns
nn angle of 45 degrees provided with
cleats, or notches, which give the
sheep n foothold when leaving the
at. A sloplug platform, also pro-
Ided with cleats, should be construct
ed at the end, from which the sheep
leave the vat ; this allows the solution
to drain off the anhaals und return to
MAKING PROFIT FROM SWINE
Proper Care and Feed Are Necessary
-Provide Comfortable Quarters
and Lots of Sunshine.
In order to make a profit from pigs
Is necessary to gltp them tho prop,
care und feed. They should bo pro-
Ided with clean, comfortablo quartern
exercise, und plenty of sunshine. Tho
sow should bo given special care nt
farrowing time. She should be fed
lightly for a few days after farrow.
lng, and tho nmount of feed gradual-
Increased as tho young pigs de
The ration for tho sow at this time
should bo ono which will produce a
heavy flow of milk. A good ration for
this purposo Is ono composed of corn,
shorts, bran, a small amount of tank
age, and a good quality of alfalfa fed
from a rack. Bran may make up 10
per cent of tho ration, as it'bas a ben
eficial effect on tho digestive- system
and tends to Increuso tho milk pro
duction. ROPER PASTURE FOR SHEEP
Attention Must Be Given to Parasites
That Prey on Woolly Creatures
Move After Two Seasons.
Where sheep nro kept as ono of the
major businesses of tho farm, partic
ular attention must bo paid to tho pas
ture upon which they graze, slnco
there seem to bo a number of Internal
and external parasites that prey up
on tho woolly creatures. After sheep
have pastured upon ono piece of land
two seasons It is high tlmo that they
were moved to tho next pasture.
TROUBLE WITH LITTLE PIGS
Watch Closely for Sore Mouths
Sometimes Advisable to Clip
Tusks Use Disinfectant
The little pigs should bo watched
closely for soro mouths, especially la
largo Utters. It Is sometimes advls
nblo to clip tho tusks from the pigs,
thus preventing them from scratch
ing each other. In case of soro mouth,
wash tBo part frequently with a dis
Stopped Germi Drive Toward Venicfe
The dallful retreat of the Italian annfc under the Duke of Aosta, com
raaader of the third dnrkion, from the Cars, where it was already hammering
at the doors of Trieste, was a ram caver of great strategic importance. The
Italians, alter their defeat, returned to the fight, and in a counter attack drove
tho Anstto-German forces back across the lower Rare, making this sector im
passable to the eneasy and saving- Venice from imwedrate danger. The battle
is now nip-and-tuck" with the opposing armies, but the Italians, inspired by
this victory, have gaiped confidence asd are now fighting with renewed energy.
The Duke of Aosta is tbova here with his staff officers just before the recrr
an the Par
UNCLE SAM AS TRUCK USER
Government Introduces Standardiza
tion Which Is Expected to Be of
Bla Value to Industry.
The fact that Undo Sam has
jtandardized his trucks, so that any
part broken in action may bo re
placed by a similar part token from
another track, does not necessarily
mean that tho most efficient delivery
system can bo obtained only by the
uso of a fleet of trucks identical in
model and design, says H. W. Slan
son, in Leslie's. It does mean, how
ever, that there must bo at least a
certain standardization of methods
and a certain interchangeability of
parts which will enable each truck
to spend its actual timo in tho most
What tho truck industry has need
ed most has been a standardized sys
tem of truck installation, operation
and cost keeping. Without such a
system it is impossible to determino
whether a truck or a fleet of trucks
is operating at its maximum effi
ciency or whether an improvement
of some 50 or even 100 per cent in
eltcctiveiiCBs could be made by a
change hero or an elimination of
waste effort there. Now, however, it
seems probable that this deficiency
is to be changed, and that Undo
Sam, as tho world's greatest truck
user, will evolve a truck system
which will prove of inte6timablo
benefit to every user of trucks be
fore, and during, as well as after tho
INVENTS NEW MACHINE GUN
Mechanically Operated Loading Device
Keeps Belt Filled, Despite Con
There comes now an inventor with
the significant name of Ford not
Henry, however with some start
ling improvements for tho machine
gun, asserts Edward 0. Crossman in
the Popular Science Monthly.
Tho first one is a mechanically op- '
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ciaiuu xuumug mucmnc to Keep tno
belt of tho gun filled all tho timo re
gardless of firo and tho duration
thereof. Tho belt loader is operated
by tho power of tho machine on
which tho gun is mounted, this to bo
motorcydo, motor tricydo, automo
bilo, airplano or other power vehido.
Tho second is a circulating water
cooling system, a la automobilo, in
which tho water passes from tho
Jackot around tho gun barrel to a
regular automobilo radiator, which
in turn is cooled hy a fan driven by
tho power that operates tho loading
mechanism and which in turn is
merely tho power plant of the car. A
centrifugal pump makes tho water
movo, although it would Burely thcr
mosiphon hurriedly if this system
were used instead of tho pomp.
The third Btartler is the fact that
tho gun la designed to bo an integral
part of its carriage, which is a gas
engine propelled vehide. Perhaps
this idea was borrowed from the
fighting airplane, in which the ma
chine gas Is rigidly mounted t firs
through the propslW.
Soldiers' Christmas Cheer.
All persons desiring to con
tribute money toward the
Courier Journal's Camp Zach-
ary Taylor Christmas Tree
may do so through' this bank.
Funds will be transmitted
free of charge, and should be
in our hands not later than
Dec. 15. Names of contribu
tors will be sent with the
All other banks will doubt?
less do the same.
First National Bank.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Motorcycle From Bicycle.
A motor driven wheel that can bo
Inserted In place of the front wheel
of an ordinary bicycle to convert It
Into a motorcycle .has been Invented.
For Nearly 50 Ycatst
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Graduate Nurses Wanted.
Four hundred and seventy-five
graduate nurses for tho Immediate
urgent army service are needsd be
fore Dec 12, it was announced, and
in the course of the next year at least
20,000 nurses will bo required In the
army hospitals In this country and Eu-
rope. Of the 80,000 graduate nurses
in the country only 3,600 so far have
been assigned to duty with the array.
Of these, 1,600 are In Europe.
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