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Established 1879 VolyXL-Dau Vol. 1. No 1
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1918.
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. Manager Stockley baa aoma big
attractions coming for next week.
Not tha Annette Kellerman ad. on
. page three.
Armin Kalaer naa eniisiea ai tv
ansrille and ia armin' to go gunning
for hia namesake.
Tha invading Huna on the Rus
sian front have reached tha town
"of Jamburg. But the allied drive
and Kaiaer hunt will not atop ahort
Tha first chapter of tha atirring
serial "Over The Top" appear in
. to-day'a paper and tha succeeding
chapters will appear from time to
' time. Watch out for them.
The Daily Kentuckian was pre
ceded by a brilliant auroraborealis
. t 1 ..... i 1 ... U a .Lll
inai spread over u nunuciu j
. about nine o'clock Thursday night
It was of course bright
Charity may cover up a great
many things, but it faila to cover up
what tha girls leave uncovered when
they wear their low neck shirt waists.
. Falmouth Outlook.
A Los Angelea minister recently
prayed for those of bts congregation
who were too proud to kneel and
too laty to stand. Cynthiana Demo
Americans are widening out their
front on the South side of the St
' Mihiel Salient, where iU Just 20 miles
JCJto French territory between Toul
-' The new republic of Ukrainia, eo-
called, ia the most fertile part of
Rftssia and is a good deal larger than
the German empire. It has 83,000,-
. - 000 people. Ukraine means "border-
Plans for the German offensive
now are complete, according to Gen.
Maurice, British military expert.
Along the entire front artillery
rieafcare being waged and re-en-forooiiients
are being hurried to the
western lines for the supreme effort
..An American patrol of an officer
and eight men spent Wednesday in
a shell hole near the German lines
opposite Toul. Next day at noon
they emerged and made a successful
dash to their own lines and were
not fired on.
The 327th Field Artillery at Camp
Zachary Taylor has received orders
to prepare to move to the big gun
range at West Point Ky., for can
non practice, which is expected to
begin by April 1. Although the
Kentucky artillerymen at Camp
Zachary Taylor have received no ord
ers to move, aa yet, officers expect to
be ordered to the range by the mid
dle 'of April.
Steel manufacturers have asked
the Government to fix prices on all
nvAiliinla antaainn teif-a-a tha Miynil.
facture of steel, in order that the
fixed price for steel nay be eUbil-
Ued. They claim it is Inconsistent
to set a price for the finished pro-
duct without at the aame time con-
trolling prices of products entering
into its manufacture. Raw materials
of which steel is made already nave
'come under Government control, but
Rome accessories have not
Bi&tCH OF FIFTY-FOUR GIVEN
NEW QUARTERS AT TREN
TON, N. J.
(By International News Service.)
New York, March 8. Fifty-four
enemy aliens were transferred this
afternoon fjom Ellis Inland to Tren
ton, N. J. ' The transfer was nec
essitated by the occupation of Ellis
Island by an army and navy de
(By International Ntws Service.)
Washington Marth b -Ptli de
signed to relieve labor saortaie on
f')us was passed by the House to
day. It provides that upon volun
. tary application men in the army
may be furloiaghed home for "Civil
COAL SOON TO
FUEL ADMINISTRATION AN
NOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE
(By International New Service.)
Washington, March 8. Regula
tions for the retail distribution of
coal for the year beginning April
1 were announced to-night by the
United States Fuel Administration.
Coal ia to be thirty cents ton cheap
er from April 1 to September 1.
Tha Fuel Administration ia adopting
a different scale from old one, which
provided a sliding figure of 60c, 40c,
30c, 20c and 10c per ton less for
April, May, June, July and August
Prices run generally from 8 to 10
cents per ton, according to locality.
Certificates and a card aystem will
put in operation. Definite instruc
tions will follow probably within
next few days to each State Adminis
ter to make public the prices that
consumers must pay.
SO FAR REPORTED AS PERPE
TRATED ON AMERICAN
(By International News Service.)
Washington, March 8. No in
formutionof atrocities practiced by
Germans against American prison
era haa reached the War Depart
ment This department ia made ful
ly acquainted with the treatment ac
corded American prisoners through
the Red Cross.
THEATRE AT CHICAGO BLOWN
UP BY A BOMB BUT NO
(By International News Service.)
Chicago, March 8. A bomb ex
plosive in the front of Al Wood's
theatre tonight wrecked the front
of the building. The building was
unoccupied at the time. It ir be
lieved that labor troubles are re
sponsible for the attempt
A HOPKINSVILLE BOY FALLS
FROM TRAIN AT CENTRAL
CITY CAUSING DEATH.
I ,.Death u."n,y lneaday
"ftrnun to Leasil Gee, son of Mrs
R- e who resides on Cleveland
A,ve. Young Gee was only U years
of but of much
nd, w" ployed at one of the
.cn,mines ln Centr"' 'ty, K'v " n
ilctriotan. It w.ll be recalled by
.mn, t,mt theboy s father, J. K. Gee.
was drowned here several years ago
in Little river at the Second street
crossing when he attempted to cross
one iiiht just after dark.
It is reported that Le..-.;t attempted
to step from a moving train on re
turning from his work Wednesday
afternoon, and somehow fell in audi
manner that his head struck a rail
and produced sudden death.
The body was sent to Hopkinsville
Thursday morning and funeral serv
ices were held at the home on Cleve
land Ave. ,at 3:30 p. m., followed by
burial in Riverside cemetery.
(By International News Service.)
Mexico City, Mex., March 8
President Carranza today issued a
call for an extraordinary session of
the Mexican Congress to meet April
1st, for the purpose of framing new
laws for the election of members
of the House of Deputies, Senutors,
and a President of the Mexican Re
Mrs. Lltiie Cish Searitvnt has
gone to Pensaccla to visit Mrs. Henry
A STREET IN PARIS AFTER THE VISIT OF
t-- a iwiaiiiiiniir sain m wmmmmFmmt m !' - .np. . ' n f n jtinr mi an ft 'ir rtiiin
Due of tlie stwts In I'nrls showing tho dninaire chumm! ly a 20(Vp'Und
oo the ulfht of January 8a Orent bole
ground were hnrtly Injured.
Northern Skies Brilliantly 11-!
lumiaaled Thursday Night
for An Hour.
RARE IN THIS LATITUDE
Often Seen In the Arctic
Regions -Was Seen Over
Hopkinsville like other parts of
the country was treated to the spec
tacle Wednesday night of a gorgeous
ly brilliant auroraborealis.
In the east it appeared in the form
of an nrch an J was of a brilliant
bluish white color. Some observers
claimed to have seen red, white and
blue, the national colors.
The phenomena is rurely seen this
far south. The last time it was vihi.
ble here was about five years ago.
Last night's d'splay was the most
extensive ever seen here, the rays
reaching the senith.
The display is supposed to be of
electrical origin. It is seen to the
best advantage in the Arctic regions.
It is commonly called the northern
It was in the form of an arch, ex
pending from the northwest with the
high portion of the arch extending
at an angle of thirty degrees directly
over the north. The aurora rarely
appears as an arch. It was first seen
here about 9:00 o'clock and was es
pecially brilliant between 9:20 and
At the National Capital brilliant
lights in the sky over the capital
brought a large part of the popula
tion into the streets to view what
was thought to be a big fire.
It was the aurora borealis and of
ficials of the naval observatory said
the display was the best they had
ever seen in that latitude.
The phenomena was visible in sev
eral states of the Kast and niuMle
West, it was reported.
ARMY OFFICER WHO IS TO SEND
OUT TELEGRAMS OF SAD
Thousands of messages bearing the
signature of Henry I. McCain, Ad
jutsnt General, will go forth over
the United States after the Ameri
cans get weU into the fighting. And
receipt of each one will bring sorrow
and pain to its recipient. It will ba
Adjt. McCain's task to send notifi
cations to the next of kin of all sold
iers killed or lost or injured. No
more humane or tender-hearted offi
cer in the service could have been
chosen for this tusk, say officer com
rades of McCain.
REPORT NEXT WEEK.
Forty-four negroes in Class 1 have
been notified to report at the court
house next Wednesday morning,
March 13, for physical examination
for selective draft. PaJucah Sun.
m i 1 a,
many feet deep were made y the
NO ATTENTION TA1D TO THEIR
Fighting continues at various
points along the eastern front in
spite of the treaty of peace signed
by the Central Towers and the Bol
shevik Government in fact that Ger
many considers the convention Le
nine and Trotzky were forced to sign
as a "scrap of paper" being further
evidence by the announcement that
the Huns have reached Jamburg,
sixty-eight miles from Tetrograd.
One claus of the Rumanian treaty
bound that country to assist in the
transport of Teuton troops on their
way to Odessa, indicating that the
Central Powers will not foreiro any
conquests they may make in Russia.
Ottoman troops also are operating on
the southern shore of the Black Sea.
Announcement made in Berlin of th
signing of peace treaty between Ger
many and Finland, r inland airre'
to cede no territory nor grunt 1'ow
er without the previous consent o
uermany. r.ach party renounces
compensation for war costs or dam
ages. Negotiations will start forth
with for a trade and shipping treaty
The fortifications of the Aland la
lunds will be removed as speedily as
posible and regulations will be adopt
ed for the permament nonfortitkation
of the islands.
SUBJECTS OF TWO EXCELLENT
PAPERS AT ATHENAEUM
Two splendid papers and lengthy
general discussions nwde up the pro-
rim of the Athenaeum Thursday
L. E. Foster's paper on "Kentucky
In Khyme" was a literary coinpila
tion of the highest excellence. Tlu
writer drew upon many poets for
song and sentiment of Kentucky
and his paper sparkled with wit nnl
an occasional poem of his own. H I
L. Weathers, followed with a most
interesting ami instructive ur'.iile
o n"The Virgin Islands," lately pur
chased from Denmark. This little
understood territory of the United
States was graphically pictured and
the importance of the islands as a
naval base dwelt upon. There are
three of the islands of importance
and many smaller ones, lying 40
miles east of Porto Rico.
It was decided to have the usual
May banquet, and committees were
named. The officers will get up the
program and Messrs. T. J. McRey
nol.ls. Pettus White and II. W. Lin
ton will make the arrangements.
0 Ulcers will be elocted at the April
Those present wese A. H. Eckles,
II. W. Linton, John Stites, L. E. Fos
ter. W. O. Soyars, C. E. Woodruff,
Kd w Weathers, Jas. A. Mckenzie,
R. L. Woodard, Ira L. Smith, T. W.
UUtkey, W. T. Fowler, J. ft. Gather.
Ira D. Smith, Pettus White, L. II.
Oavis, G. C. KofT.. an, T. C. Under
wood, Chas. M. Meacham, F. M.
Stites, J. W. Downer, T. J. McRey-nolJs.
torpedo dropped from a raiding Ootha
torpeuoea, ana me ouuaings in me dbcb
Tobacco Sales Almost Reach
The Record Week of
NEARING THE 1917 FIGURE
Season's Average Again Sur
passed By the Sales For
Again the farmers are pouring in
and out of Hopkinsville in constant
streams. On every road leading in
to the city longcaravans of tennis
may be seen coming and going in
almost unbelievable numbers. In
fact, such a scene on any cf our
main roads is calculated to remind
one of the stories of his childhood
when lie sat in rapt attention nn I
listened to the stories of the lornr
caravan of camels crossing and re-
crossing the desert of the Sahara.
Tobacco sales the past week have
exceeded a million and u half
pounds. This is the second larest
week or the season and the sales
for the season are a little over a
million pounds short of the sales to
this date in 1017.
Prices continue .strong and the
only thing that does not brine a
satisfactory price is that which is
too wet or in a damaged condition.
sue uipci ior s wceMy report is
WEEK EXDIXG MARCH 3. 1913.
Sales for week l,.rti!J.375 Lbs.
Sales for season. .. .8,373,220 Lb.
Sales this date, 11)17. .U,.02l.V.iO Lbs.
Average for this week $14.32
Average for this season . . . . $ 1 4.00
Common Lugs $12 to $13
Medium Lugs $13 to $13.50
Good Lugs $13.B0 to $14
Fine Lugs $14 to $15
Low Leaf $13.25 to $14
Common Leaf $14 to $14.50
Medium Leaf $11.50 to $15.50
Good Leaf $1,; $1S
Fine Leaf $;h t i 20 ')
L. 15. COKNKTTE.
President Tobacco Hour I of Ti n !.
WILL PASS OVER TENTH ST.
WITH CONCRETE PLAT
FORM. An ordinance passed by tho Com-
nassioners this week on its first read
ing grants the L. A N. Railroad Co.
permission to concrete platform
across Tenth street in extending its
platform and shed to Eleventh street
on the West aide of Railroad street.
The ordinance must be passed again.
GOING TO PARIS, KY.
Rev. Ward Russell, pastor cf the
Christian churches at Pembroke end
Trenton, has resigned to take effect
April 1. He will go to a church in
Hans Are Reported Readj
At Last to Launch Their
AUSTRIA TO TRY ITALY
Simultaneously With the
German Attack On the
( By International Naws Service.)
Washington, March 8 Germany
is ready to launch tha great West
ern offnsie. according to Italian
official advices received this after
noon from Switzerland. Tha "Cen
tral Empire" the dispatch states bat
completed military preparation! and
tha beginning of the offensive against
the entente is imminent.
"Everything goes to indicate that
operations of Germany in France will
be simultaneous with an offensive of
Austria atainit Italy." The dispatch
addi: "The American Army organi
sation faces the future with confi
dence. Within the past twenty-four
hours no additional lists of American
casualties have been made public.
This afternoon tha committee on pub
lic information announced that here
after it will not issue casaulty lists.
Inquiry of Adjutant General McCain,
of the Army, disclosed the fact that
while he will report casualties no
information will be given concerning
dates, en what part line the men
were killed or wounded o rtheir borne
This information is withheld on
recommendation of Gen. Pershing,
who reported that the Germans have
ben able to obtain from casualty
lists published in this country inform
ation of value concerning the ident
ity cf American units opposing them
in Loraine and other sectors. Cas
ualties wiil be given direct to rela
Washington, March S. A sewre
lefeat for the Germans on the Bel
gium front was reported to the Bel
gian legation in an official dispatch
Washington. March h. United
States anil Spain have reached an
igreement where by Pershing will
get nee.led supplies from across the
Pyrenese. The formal announcement
of the compact was made tonight
by the War Trade Board.
MADISONVILLE Y. M. C. A. ROUT
ED BY HOPKINSVILLE HIGH
T'.vo fust games of basketball
l-layed at the Belmont Gym lu.-l
between the Senior and Sopho
Hiwh School girls and the I! p
ville II. S Alumni und the .M;ui -Ville
V. M. f. A. bo i' team.
le curtain r.i.ser for the i
between the High Sc!
and the Mudisonville Y. ii-
C. A. Quintets, the Sophomoie unJ
the Senior girls staged a very
hard fought contest, resulting in a
victory fer the Sophomores by the
score of 7 to 4. Louise Bryant,
Ruth Hadden and Louise Mosely
starred for the Sophs while Ruth
Hulse and Elizabeth Moseley held the
stellar roles for the Seniors.
The .Mudisonville visitor were de
fe.-UcJ by a score of 48 to 19 and
the game was never in doabt Prof.
G. C KoJTn.an was referee.
Results Pembroke Came.
The Be'iiionl School team of this
city defeated the Pembroke High
Schot I os ai Pembroke last n'g'.t
in a ftt and well played tram- 1.1,
the kcore cf 13 to 12. The ecoro
t.d setvn-l times and it was
anybody's came until tha f!,.i ,.1, .
tie. t tha arms nnr.t 1...'.
broke girls defeated tha Fri;
'rirls 10 to 4. V... Fnr.. ..
for Pembroke, rwttirr it,-;. .
gcu'. - cf their totul ore.