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LAW CLERKS .
Competitors Nof Required to
Report for Examination
at Any Place.
Tho United States Civil service
Commission announces an open com
petitivo. examination for law clerk, for
both men and women. Vacancies in
tho Department Service, or other
branches of the service requiring
similar qualifications, for duty in
Washington, D. C, or elsewhere.
Tho usual entranco salary is $1,000
to $1,200 a year.
Tho list of eligibles obtained from
this examination will bo grouped into
Grade will include tho cligiblcs
whohavo had at least three years'
practical legal experience. From this
grade appointments will be made to
the higher-salaried positions.
GradoII will include the eligibles
who have not had threo years prac
tical legal Experience. From this
grade appointments will be made to
tho lower-salaried positions.
1. Physical ability 10
2. Education, training and ex
Applicants must have graduated in
law from a law school or university
of recognized standing, or have been
admitted to the bar.
Agplicants should state fully and in
detail in their applications their gen
eral education, training and experi
ence. Applicants should at once apply for
Form 1312, stating the title of the ex
amination desired, to the Civil Serv
ice Commission, Washington, D. C.
Capt. John Wanamaker, Jr., U. S.
R., attached to Camp Dix, a canton
ment of the National Army, and Cor
poral Kingdon Gould, also of Camp
Dix, are millionaires sons.
Captain Wanamaker and Corporal
Gould are both newlyweds. Capt.
Wanamaker married Miss Pauline
Disston, of Philadelphia and New
f York, at Newport, and Kingdon
Gould surprised, the society world by
marrying Miss Annunciata Camilla
Marie Lucci on July 2d,
v Gould is attached to the officer of
i the camp but that does not hamper
:3L his trammer as a soldier. He takes
' hiSnrtffk of learning to be an efficient
soldier seriously and is developing
into a first-class fighting man.
6 Knives and 6 Forks
Blakey, Bass & Barnett.
Jr On account of severe congestions on all rail
s' roads we have been advised by all of the Eastern
jEE Railroad lines that all turkeys for the Christmas
market must be shipped no later than
SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 1917.
For a special inducement we will pay 21c per
pound for turkeys all of this week and if market
conditions justify we will pay more, especially for
g turkeys delivered at our plant on
H Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
g: of this Week
RUPTURE EXPERT HERE
Seeley, World Famous in This
Specialty, Called to Hop
kinsville. F. II. Seeley, of Chicago and Phil
adelphia, the noted truss expert, will
bo at the Latham Hotel and will re
main in Hopkinsvillc Friday only,
Dec. 14., Mr. Seeley says: "The
Spermatic Shield will not only retain
any case of rupture perfectly, but
contracts the opening in 10 days on
tho averairo case. This instrument
received the only award in England
and in Spain, producing results with
out surgery, injections, medical treat
ments or prescriptions. Mr. Seeley
lias documents from the United States
Government, Washington, D. C, for '
I If All I-r r n .fll.?itll '
inspection. dial Hjr wsco muiuut
charge, or if any interested call, he
will be glad to show same without
charge or fit them if desired. Busi
ness demands prevent stopping at
any other place in this section.
"P. S. Every statement in this no
tice has been verified before the
Federal and State Courts. F. H.
The Joy lhat the real fairies and
elves and little pcoplo give to children,
tho delight thoy can find in Imagining
a world where anything Is possible,
where there are no boundaries of facts,
where- all Is beautiful and always sur
prising, Is hard to gaugo becauso we
are so remote from It. But It Is very
real to them and is a storting point for
other more wonderful and more In
structive tales, becauso it is so easy
to grasp and It has such an unadul
terated appeal to the Imagination of
a very young child. Exchange.
Still Allowed to Breathe.
Louisville. Miss., Dec. 8. An or
dinance, passed 3 to 1 by the city
council, has abolished all public
amusements except dancing, for
which women residents fought hard,
and the municipal solons yielded
grudgingly to their pleas.
Among the pastimes taboo are cir
cuses, shows, theaters, billiard tables,
pool rooms, bowling alleys, itinera t
sellers of medicine, corn doctors, pet
berfr exhibitions, fortune tellers, lunj.
testers, museums, menageries, mus
cle testers, nvmtr horses, shooting
galleries, skaling rinks and roller
uON'T SENT) YOUR
BUILD UP THE PRONGS (Gold or Platinum)
AND DELIVER THE GOODS THE SAME DAY.
Abxom who has been wiifortmwite
eeeffe to get Ink en a faTorlte book,
or, whh irtlH. ft berrowsd oe, may be
Interested to kaow how mo housekeep
er restored wek dWtfwrla nwrfca.
She bought a little oxalic acW, dlhited
It with cold water and painted It over
the Ink spots with A fine camel's hair
brush? Then she applied a sheet of
blotting paper to tho stained part, and
absorbed tho slnln with tho liquid.
se tne firit
Many n qunrrcl woilld come to n
speedy ending If both sides, wore not
nfrnld of being tho first to tnnko ad
vances. Instead of being unwilling to
tuku Hie first step, you should bo glad
of tho chance. Some of you perhaps,
tire a little Inclined to be envious of
the one who Is n born leader, who Is
tho first In so many things, hut there
Is no greater honor than to be the
first to end a misunderstanding, the
first to say, "I'm sorry. Exchange.
The Initiation of nil wise or noblo
things comes, and must always come,
from Individuals generally at first
from some one individual. The honor
and glory of the average man Is that
he Is capable of following that Initia
tion; that he con respond Internally
to wise and noble things. John Stuart
Who Invented Ice CreamT
While it has been confidently as
serted for many years that "Dolly"
Madison, wife of the president of the
United States, Invented ice cream, the
troth of the matter is that this deli
cacy was introduced to the English
aristocracy hi the eighteenth century
by a London confectioner named
Gunth'er, who may or may not have
been its Inventor.
Meanlno of "Purim."
The word "purim," tho name of the
great annual festival of the Jpws,
means "lots." This feast commem
orates the preservation of the Jews in
Persia from tho massacre with which
they -were threatened by Homan (Es
ther 0). They gavo the name purim or
"lots" to coramcmorato tho festival be
causo ho had thrown lots t ascertain
what day would be ausplcluu z the
8haplno One's Own Destiny.
Wo all shape our own destiny. There
is no use In blaming our parents, or
the life around us, for what wo are.
On tho other hand, we should keep In
mind fte, wclJ.-worn adage, "Any jflcftd
fish will floaTdowntreaijii''6ut It UjBes
a live Bhe to swim agnlnsT'ffio' cur
rent Every one of us can Improve
ourselves mentally and thus fit our
selves for better work if we but make
an honest effort to do so. Competi
tion is pretty keen these days, hence
tho Indolent and the "I wish I were7'
type stand absolutely no chance for a
DIAMONDS .AWAY WJli
By ALAN HINSDALE
(Copyright, 1MT, Weittrn Nawaptper Union.)
My brother 71m and I Inherited
enough money from father to go Into
business nnd wo set up a hardwuro .
store. Not having any custom to start
T . 1 1 ll . .. . .... .1 !
Ing Jim In the store io do tho Insula
work. I wns a pretty good salesman,
If I soy It myself, but Jim made a
mess of his part of tho business. lie
did not keep at the financial part of
It at all. Ho would trust any one, and
the consequence wns that wo, wer6
scon loaded down wHh bad debts.
One evening after business hours
we figured up and found that 'we
couldn't go on. Jim had advanced
money to certain parties who ' had
played upon his feelings. lie agreed
to go out of the concern, assuming
those debts and leave mo to try to
wind up tho concern. lie took him
self off to n neighboring town nnd I
went to work trying to get In tho bad
debts ho had made.
There were so many of them, lhrgo
and small, that It would take me a life
time to run them all down. So I hired
a collector. I paid him a hundred dol
lars a month and at the end of tho
first month he turned In $75. This
was not paying, so I dismissed him
and hired another collector. He made
a worse failure than tho other man.
I hired five men In succession, then
switched oft and a woman having ap
plied for the position I engaged her.
Since Miss Julia Sparks had a win
some way with her 1 believed she
would succeed whero others had
failed. And she did. The first month
she worked for me she got in $900, the
second month $1,000 and the third $2,-
300. She continued her work till she
had got in every outstanding debt.
Jim's assuming tho loans he had
made didn't help me nt all. He could
neither collect them nor pay them
hfmself. I was sued as his partner on
one of them and the case went against
me. So I was llablo for them all.
"I 'wonder," said Miss Sparks ono
day, "if I couldn't collect those" debts
for your brother, so as to ehnblo him
to pay them to you."
'If you can and will," I replied, "I
will grant you any favor you ask.'1
"Well, I'll try," siw said. "Can you
give me a list of them?"
I gave her the list and she started
out tq see what she could do. Sho
fBUnJlFTeryTiafd work', the debtors
were mostly "dead-beats," who had
Imposed on Jim's good nature, and
some of them' had no money to pay
with. Those who had tho money were
skinflints, who never paid until they
were compelled to at the end of a law
suit. Miss Sparks started out on her work.
Tho first day sho succeeded In getting
three dollars that Jim had loaned a
young sport who got rid of It the snmo
day at pool. I think he must have
gone sweet on the collector, or ho
never would have paid the loan In tho
world. Miss Sparks averred that ho
had won some money at poker the
night before and (n&,caiight him In
the nictf time. Three days later she
got In two amounts totaling eight dol
lars. The amounts she collected were
sometimes paid to her, but these wero
smnll ones. All tho large ones wero
paid to. Jim.
At the end of threo months' luiru
work Miss Sparks told me that she
Hid got in 50 per cent of the amount,
25 per cent having been paid directly
to Jim. Tho remaining 25 per cent
was uncollcctablc, cither because the
debtors were without any means
whatever or could not bo found. Tho
amount Miss Sparks had collected
sixteen hundred dollars she turned
Into me. Sho nsked me, should Jim
turn In tho amounts paid to hlra would
I, upon his promise to turn a deaf car
to applicants for loans ana sell only
good buyers, take him back into tho
firm. After refusing for; some time I
nt last cave in. I was puzzled to un
derstand why eho was Interested in
She came Into tho store tho next af
ternoon with a pair of red eyes, show
ing that she had been weeping. When
I asked her what was tho trouble
sho told me that eho had gono to Jim
for tho amounts paid hlra and found
that ho had loaned or given away
every cent that had been paid him.
ner interest in Jim nnd her connec
tion with this matter remained to bo
cleared UP. Sho nnd Jim wero old ac
quaintances. Ho had loaned her
money, so that sho was ono of tho
debtors. She had fallen In lovo with
him. and knowing of his difficulties
resolved to get him out of them. Sho
had collected all the slow debts bo bad
made for tho firm, and then had to get
to work on tho amounts bo had loaned.
She was much crestfallen at tho re
"If you hadn't got stuck oa Jim," I
said. "I would askjiou to marry me.
You've not married Jim, have youj
"Yes. I baTc.H waa tho reply.
"Well. you and Jim coma la here. Jim
can be salesman under you, you to de
cide whom to trust I'll be outside
man. How does that suit your
She threw her arms about my neck
and cried some more The firm was
reorganized and turned out a great
Let Us Have
We will have
daily. One wagon will lelave
before noon and one in after-i
Are You Preparing For XMAS? )
We can interest you in Fruits, 'Nuts,
Shop Early and Get the Best.
Premium Store Tickets Given With Cash Sale
W. T. Cooper & Co.l
We have a new and carefully
selected stock of
for Soldiers. Wedding and Christ
mas and Visiting Cards engraved. JlH
Every article in the store is abso- if
lutely new and the latest conception
Our prices are right See our
stock before you buy. .
No. 8 S. Main
A COLORIC PIPELESS FURNACE
Will heat your home at even temperature throughout,
giving you summer heat in zero weather, and at a sav
ing of 35 per cent, in fuel? See this furnace in actual
use at L. L. Elgin's Drug Store, Kolb & Howe's Jewelry
Store, Mrs. J. D. Thompson's home, Herndon Public
School Building. For further information see
THOMPSON & ROBINSON,
Phono 614-2. Office Hopper Building. Hopkinsville, Ky.
Big Xmas Sale
Watch local papers
for Big Xmas Sale
Cut Glass and Silverwan
and Opticians "
Jewelry, Cut Glass,
Ivory Goods, Gifts
The Fox Bros. Co.
C. R. CLARK & Ca
TjivtoiwTTiiw larva were tha
r.:. 1 ! JMUt nlu4i.
rny -mo, mo, un wimp jw