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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, M iX II 14, 1918.
Price 3 Centi.
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! DiT0?.!AL COMMENT I
Call 449 If yon 'ail get
Kentuchiaa promptly. And if ye
hav aaw item, phoa II la I ha
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' same number.
Th General Assembly Is entering
upon its un wees:.
The nin rises today at 0:13 and
i 7 let at :05.
' L. R.. Crawley ia .smother Hop-
kinavilla man who has three sons in
the U. S. Army.
Yon ought to bay planted your
potato Tuesday. Th mooJi
Ira D. Smith, on of th Board
J himself called
for examination to-
The Kentucky Bute MiliUry De
partment bai ordered the 2244 ne
gro conscript awaiting call to be
gin. mobilising at Camp Taylor next
Senator FVar.k Rives ia atill puih
- Ing hia registration bill in the final
hour. By-the-way, Senator Rivet ia
easily one of the most influential
leaders of the Senate.
nail R. Nestler, a divinity Student
at Calesburg, III., appeared for ex
amination and said he could be of
more sejrvics fighting than preach
ing and asked for a quick chance
to get to France.
The three Wilkinson boy are all
officers in the service of the Country.
'Lieut Eph Wilkinson is in France
with the engineers, Jack Winkinson
is at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C,
"F. L. Wilkinson, Jr., la an F.nsig in
. the U. S. Navy, on board the cruiser
Rhode 'Inland, like New York and
. New Jersey, has defeated the rati
fy ficatlon of the prohibition amend
' ment. This finishes the states whose
legislatures are in session and the
record stand 8 dry and 3 wet with
-.referendum, The dry states were
Mississippi. Virginia, Kentucky.
Souh Carolina, North Dakota, Mary
land, Montana and Texas.
The Huns evidently hope to de
stroy the morale of the French peo
ple by tho raids on Paris. The
Frenchman has not the quiet stoicism
Js) tho Englishman and is more apt
"to be thrown into a panicky con
dition. In London the theatres even
iny very little attention to the pos
sibility of having bombs dropped on
At lost the call has come for col
. ored men to respond to the eall of
the country for soldiers. If all of
,(- them are like those in this county
- he negroes are ready and willing to
t. In the examinations lust year
' very few of them claimed exemp
tion, but nearly all of them appeared
net only willing but anxious to go.
, Ja the cVowd of. 100 waiting to be
examined yesterday ter seemed to
, be no cowards in the line but on all
tides was a cheerful willingness that
approached enUiusiusm. Those who
passed seemed proud of the fsct and
came out smiling. -ooo
COL. ROOSEVELT'S COMMENTS
ON LEARNING THAT HIS
SON WAS SHOT.
.(By International News Service.)
New York, March 1 4. "I am as
proud of my four boys as I can be.
' As long as Archie was not killed,
everything is all right"- Such were
word of Theodore Roosevelt
)is afternoon, when ht received a
message from Theodore Roosevelt,
'Jr., Ma with American troops in
France, which read:
. "Archie wounded by shrapnel,
slightly in leg. Arm broken, but not
badly. No danger." Ted. Juat prev
ious to the receipt of this mesaage
CoL Roosevelt received mesaage
saying: "Archie has been decorated
He th French General with the
fro of War." a
Edward Dickerson, col., a delin
quent who failed to. return his que
tionsire, was arrestnJ Tuesday by
the local police and turned over to
the local Draft Board. Dkkeraon
was immediately put in Claw I and
today he was sent to Camp Taylor
I.ouiville. lie wa sent alone.
Should he refuse to report to th
authorities at the Camp he will be
y" d as deserter and when found
J by court martial and punished
Examinations Partake of Rap
id Fire NatureMen Ex
amined in Record Time.
HELD AT THE AVALON
Thirty-two Failed to Answer
Call Yesterday More
The sppcul of the Local Draft
Board for an adequate force of both
doctors and clerical help was not
in vain, for, yesterday morning at
9:00 o'clock plenty of doctors and
clerks were at the Avalon vn time
and the work of examining Class 1
men brgnn In earnest and proceeded
rapidly until 12 o 'click noon when
the last man had been put through
the necessary tost preliminary to
becoming a real "Summie."
Out of 161 men called 131 ans
wered and were examined. Of these
125 are residents of this county snd
6 are transfer from other places
hut aikcd to be examined here.
There were 3'S who d: I not answer to
their names when colled. What ex
cuse will be offered is not known
but it is generally known that several
men nre now located in other places
and those will likely be examined by
other boards ns transfers from this
Mr. T. u Metcnlf did the generous
thing (he always does) and tendered
the u.ie of the Avulon for the sev
erul examinations to be held this
week and next. Uncie Sam will no
doubt recognise and reward Mr. Met
calfe as a rent jiatriot There are
other patriots also. . On entering the
room yesterday the registrant was
lucstiuncd and enrolled and given
hia blunk by E. II. Higgins, M. L.
F.lb and George DcTreville. From
here hu went to the scales and was
weighed by Ccorgo Harris who was
his own clerk. After being we'ghed
each man was sent to Dr. l. W. Lov
jn and II. A. Kobinaon when they
were measured as to height and re
spiration and recorded by A. A. Win-
free. Then the eyes nnd ears were
tested by Drs. llcaiclcy and Perk'ns
assisted by J. D. H js-.ns, I'rentic
Mercer, and W. O. Solars. Then the
teeth were examined by Dr. L. Grace
and hia findings recorded by himself
The examination of th elicit wss
made by Dr. Austin Bull with L. II.
Petrio as clerk and the examination
from the waist line t) tho feet was
made by Dr. F. P. Thomas assisted
by Tom Kelly. Finally the registrant
was looked over and his record ex
amined by Dr. J. II. R ce of the Draft
Board. After t ie examination was
complete the rcgistrsnt v. us sent to
the oflire of the clerk of the Board
and his record filed for reference.
Today 1C3 inure are rolled and the
examination will proceed as yester
MONUMENT FUND BY WILL
OK A LOUISVILLE
By the terms of the will of Mrs.
Saruh 11. I.owry l'arker of Louisville.
Ky.. tho sum of $1,0(10 ia left to the
JelTvreon Davis Monument Fund As
sociation. 'lc will was admitted to
probate Tuesday in tho Jefferson
DOING COMPULSORY DUTY.
(By latarnation! Maws Sarvica.)
PltUburg, Mureh 13. "I do not
believe in any v. an,. I am nut going
to k'll workingnien regardless of
race, nationality or religion. I be
lieva in class iru ni'e. 1 think U. S.
had no moral right to rnter this war.
I am not going to eollvct tiabla for
Mrs. P. Morion and J. D. Kockfeler.
Therefore you must exempt ma if
you want less trouble for I'. S. gov
ernment." Mtanley Tiksrys, a waiter, who
eluMilius himself a a conscientious
objector, member of socialist party,
llulaheviki and Internationalist, in
formed his exemption board of th
above facts by bitter. Stanley was
first arrested as a desarter, jailed for
rive days and then escorted to Camp
Lee to do duty under compulsion.
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tz: . rtwr?.m t- - nntf i& gore only
1 - It. ii ri,i;u Ci.ir;,mg s wounded
prisoner tr.i rn I ) ibn l.n,. Ii being mn
rn'it,? M ':i ! iVdor lmi,i-t thflt
RAYMOND MACRAW A VICT'M
OF PNEUMONIA AT CANr.:
Haj-niond Magraw, aged 22, the
young son of Dr. N. C. Magraw. for
merly of Edgoten, but now of Cadis,
died at Co my Zachary Taylor yes
terdsy afternoon at 3 o'clock of
pneumonia. The young man wat in
the first draft from Christian coun
ty and Vent to Louisville lai'. Sep
tember, lie wat a splendid young
sold.cr lull of patriot. sni and loyalty.
His untimely death before he ever
had sn opportunity to fight fur his
country is deeply regretted by all who
The vounir soldier's bodv will reach
this city tSny and will bo taken to
the Mngrsw burying ground at Kosr-
iiig Spring fcr interment.
IS. SUE BYARS
(Special to Kentuck an )
Trentrn, Ky., Marrh 13. Mrs. Sua
Byan, widow of tha late I.ee liear.i.
died at her heme h.-re tlr.s after
noon, ngod C4 years, i'ri was a
daughter cf Dr. Fox who was killtd
Trenton during the civ. I war
nruru oirj. nyin is surviveu ny
Mrj. Ityars is survived by
two rhl ,!rn Ik. fnneml will K
(Hy International News Service).
Atlantic Port, March 13 - Sixty
Russian members of the crew f n
fitenmcr lyiiii? nt harbor, vho refused
to T.crk or obey tr Icrj were taken
off their ves.sebi. Tho Navy Ilepurt-
ment may take charge of the ship
on the grounds that it is a menace to
Mum Lillian lirnshcr, who has been
county demonstration agent for Mar
shall cuuuty has been transferred to
Hart county. The change is in the
nature of promotion with an in
crease in salary, uiaa llraaher is
her for a few days with her par
ents before entering upon hr new
rtia ris.crr luis iruno
OUT "S. O. S." IN VAIN.
.(By lataraatloaal News Service.)
Sen Francisco, Msrchl3 I'adly
leaking while only a fow miles off
Honolulu and in danger cf s.nking,
the American bark Uetriever failed
to obtain help front passing ships,
which apparently feared the tack to
be an enemy raider, accord, ng to
Captain John Ron. wh hat arrived
here. The Ketrivcr sent up J. tiros
signals repoatedl;, but thsy attract
ed uo (Uuntien, C-pu.n r.oss said.
Federal clllcort srs lnvcsticating.
After much difficulty the Ketr.aver
made pert, and ia now la dry dock at
cotnmdo down n communication trench to a
relied through the treet of aiiHcut VagdmL
helps nu.Ko thein astlo.
Committee Returns Full of
Enthusiasm and Hopes
mniiril! Firrnnv''""" 0 senphinc. was f.i.o'in.-cd at
l AuUtAtl rALIUKl'lho Navy D,.artniei.t l.i-tivl.t. Il.s
lion' nuih at Fort I-.hvoo I. N V.
Great Opportunity to Put'
Hoptown on Map As !
"Shure Nuf" Town. !
The committee of bu,h"s no-n
elected Monday t -o to 1'ndundi
to make further iuvesti;;atie.is into
the prup'.ition of the Aiiiir.r.m
Cigur Co., to loeite a fjetory here
returned hint liieht full cf eniliusi
asiii an I hope of sreurii'i; n fa'Hor
for llopkin ivdle. The commute. con
sisted 'f J. II. Mi I'lierson, Dr. I'
ll. Ilauett. mid J. I' Wall.
This committee w.m l ot be Mr.
David Wiis an I -.1. ami through the
'Padiirah plant, i;o.i o'.er i - pay
'rolls, through the m iii dei arinuiu.
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and up-to-date. n retry respect. The
kitchen ar.d lunch r.ai serves lunch
to the girls at cost. lrer.s.ng rooms
i are provide J tut c-.-nvi nience tin I!
i the hospital far liny employee who:
may gel nick mi l need inline I ate nt- I
tcntii n. About :fl p rl.-i and woii.cn !
are employed and tviry precaution is,
taken to r.Ui.t their health and.
This cumrmry has in Hi c::iploy
many wiw ar9 well educated and re-
lined. It was found that several had
(net; taiiK'i.t ii.iio.d but had g.ven up
teaching fer work in Ih'.J factory.
tiirls receive ut stuit ng I I.ImI p-r
week and lire udvi. n.-ed after 3 or
I we. ks Hi they U sui unt.l ninny
make from $S to $14 per week. Aa-
one iiiakmi: less tl an J1 per v.ec
after 3 or I months is not desirable
A factory wall be rtarlcl in llopv
Linsville at tunc if a suitable builJ.n
can bo urrnnged for and a gjarnn
tce of HlKI or more girls and wonun
employe-is to start, tinly white peo
ple are employed. Tho ejmpuny
wiuhl rulher work l.doo girls than
3U0 but will start with the smaller
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,:"-,ory "V li-..Kiiiviiie woum
mean n laiy-roll of not less than
e.,..,v is"- -. -w
$ I,.'i0(l or It.lKIO. The committee
w-ill report Friday nieht to a meet-
fll I II u .... Ii it ,, .1 . , a. 1,1 rtllt .1
I 'n., :
usiness people in the olhce
of the II. II. M. A. Everyone who
lis interested iu this pr kj;hIioii and a
Greater llopkinsville ll expected to
'come out Friday night at 7:110. Don't
forget the hour.
STEALS "GERM HABBI TS. '
(By International News Sarvica.)
Montgomery, Ala., March 13.
Th State laaborstoiy and Pasteur
Institjte had several rabbits, in
oculated with germs, for experi
mental, pu eposes. Krrently a thief
etude way with the rabbits. Devel
opment are being awaited with keen
i Mfi I a -stf IT 1 f-7w -
frout aid stiitioii. 2
S Holdleis at Ciimp
"HIS DEATH FROM A ST
PLANE y NORFOLK,'
(By International News So vice )
Wu-hingtin. March 1H.- Fr.-r"
Leslie MeN'aiiirlitun. nf ll." I'r led
;St:ifes Navy, was killed at rfolk.
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OK SPINAL MENINGITIS CAUSES
I APt'f Al. IO Till". U. S. He-Al Til
DLPAR I MENT.
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(Hy Intrrnationl r Sr.
-cx:!...trn Ky., M.trcii i
; 'let-n.ic of rpinal inen.n:.' t r ;r
ug at Glasgow, Ky. h.; I'litcil
Slii'es Health department L.:a bom
Public gatherings are r.r jl iljito-J.
The government l.as i.si.e i tin.-'
iVntiKis ef the country to a'd in I' I
ing or extracting teeih for men s ih
juct to the selective m rvicc l.... The
iltiit:s:s of llopkinsvillo l.avc t-n- j
lutod fir Ui.. service an i ' i i in
vote ni riuch uj cue liui r la.di day,
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ilh'S will bo cf nuttv r I ll -
tf.ivrrnmcr.t and will il:
tho necessity vt having t i. .
il.no after arriving nt the u
GOES THE LIT
When tilling nut his tiJ-s'iomiiie,
Clyde Wright, a Tod 1 cuuny boy
yean, refused to claim ury . :einp
tim from service as a aoldu r nnd
stated that hi wus not onlv rea iy but
will m: to ilon tho khaki. That is
; ,inlit. He si.elleil out i. f.i'l
- - '
was the first to gu the hunt, toncc
an individual cannot purchase more
thun n thuusand dollars in War
MADL IO KISS AND
WAVE AMERICAN FLAG.
Pittsburg. March M Not one,
but aeveral timea was Ftank W.lcn
dowsky compelled to kiss the Ainrei
can flag. Nut satistled with this.
Policeman James Noon made him
walk up and down the cullroom of
the police station, waving the llag
over bis head. Frank wa. arrested
for saying that he would remain a
slacker aa long aa be lived
JAPANESE PROBLEM REACHED
Conference Report Adopted
In the Senate Wu!. Eight
Federal Control Is to Cease
21 Months After The
F v Inti naliensl Nwi
iisbinirtoeii, Mar h
l;l - The
I'liniir liii' repi rt on the iidininis
'la'ion i.tilioad bill v.a. adopted by
I the Senat" thi . iifternooii 17 to
j Senators vohiu' ai'aiiet it were
, liorah, of Idaho; t 'iiininiii , of oa,
tiore, of t tkhihoina ; tironna, of North
H:l.ota; .lnhnon. of taliforma;
K"iiyon. nf Idaho; Norns of Nrbras
k.i ; Touii 'i'iid, of Mn hiir:m. The
ilou-p ha-, jit to ait upon tin- re
port whiili concerns the bill giving
the president authority to take over
all railroads pud operate them and to
i; .in ran tee theM certain compensa
tion. The adoption of the report by
the Senate was marked b opposition,
the bill uas altered to allow the
, I're iiil nt to initial" rates subject
to review by the interstate commerce
jcoiiimi -noil. K.ulioads are guaran
teed return based on the average i-
cialinj; income for the three years
i-ndin" June ,'ID. 1 HI 7. There is a
revoking fund of $..IMI.IHHI,(I(M to
purchase rolling stink. Federal conn-el
ceases' 'J I iiioiiIIm after peace
International Nfvi Service.)
Ii i: t lli.nipton,
Sivty pi .iciu'ers
I.. I.. Mureh 13.-
of the Stranded
Kir-haw, which went I
la it mi'l.t, and w hich was
pounded to pieces by a gale
today, were landed this afternoon by I
s liuoys. The remainder of
...engcrs and the crew of
, were transferred to patrol bouts.
IN BIG WAR
International News Servica.)
Washington, March I I.- Work of
the Nation's War in Congress is
reaching Legislative congestion.
Numerous recent speed-up confer
ences nnd even requests from the
President for haste have bt-en of no
avail. Three great features of the
war program are held up in addition
to u number of important but small
plans. The important ones are the
foil operation of raiUouds as a na
tional unit, reorganization of the exe
cutive department, the Thrift Lib
erty l oan, terms and amount.
At the ImiIIihii of your bedroom eur
tulns put small annpa, ami up as
far as you can reach put snap eye. At
nllilit hook the bottom of the rVtalus
up to prevent theiu from blowstV out
after the windows are opeoed. ioMbe
same with the portieres when you ar
sweeping the floors or dusting.
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(Bf International News Sareka.)
ViMhngton, March 13. Japan
II intervene In Siberia soon as a
result of President Wilson's appeal
the Kimian Soviets becomes ap-
paietit. Preferably Japan will act
e. ;t!i the approval of Soviets, but she
will act. if emergency demands, with
out reference to Russian sentiment.
Action will be backed by England,
France and Italy. The United States
having expressed an advera opinion
will remain aloof. The above out
line the settlement of the 5'4wo"
Japanese problem which be-ca ' Vir
rent in diplomatic circles thue-wT?er-
(By laUmatioaal Nawa Sarvica.)
Amsterdam, Murrh 13.- The teu
tonic advance patrols have entered
'he city of Odessa, forcing: the black
sea fleet to surrender. An ultimata
drive into Persia, Afghanistan and
Indi.i is believed to be the objec
tive in taking this big port city. Ru
mania is now completely bottled.
licrlm, aMrch 13. An official an
iK.uncemert is made tonight that on
thousand German troops have erl
GUNFIRE AND RAIN THEORY.
"Well, dad. you used to argue that
the heavy firing nf big guns causes
heavy rains. I've noticed over here
that the biggest rains fall before the
cannonading begins," writes a sold
ier boy in France U his father in
What this soldier has observed sus
tains the argument of the well-known
sen nt ist. Alexander McAdie, who
hay Btliat the heavy firing of big guna
does not causa rain. He further
"The dates of the heaviest firing
have not been accompanied nor fol
lowed by unusual rains either in the
none of lire or within moderate diaC
tame. The rains seem to have come
and genu without regard to- the fir
ing. Naturally, one will associate any
stormy weather occurring near the 1
date of a battle, but may easily
overlook that in some cases rain
begins before the battle. Or again,
ruin falling within two or three days
of a battle is attributed to the bat
tle, when in fact the rain area can
I oe iracen tar to ma wesi aeveral aays
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lays were clear, while rain fell on
the fourth lay or after the battle
was over. A slight study of wtath
re sequences in that locality will
show that such a sequence is entire
ly normal. In the pnst three years
there has been unusual opportunity
by explosions in munition plants and
depots to study the concuaaional the
ory of rain making, and evidence
adverse to the theory steadily ac
cumulates. "A close watch has been kept on
some other problems, such aa the
audibility of gun-fir and the aber
ration of the Bound with different at
mospheric conditions, A cloudy sky.
for example, appears to be more fav
orable for the travel of sound than
a cleur sky. Atons tha riuut nf
England the sound ef tha mini ia
France can be heard distinctly when
light northerly winds are blowinr.
although one would suspect the p-
P.Hite. It seems that at such times
there are south winda higher up In
win air and tha sound waves are
reflected downward, fcuch revers
al of air currenta Is found as a rule
in advance of rain.
lnder such conditions when dis
tant gun-fire la heard and is followed
m a short time by rain, the hearer
naturally connects the rain with the
gun nm. It ia a JusUpoiUua ef th
air streams and not the concussion
that results in rain'Evausvill
te to Speak.
That Uta aie ut." said the prta
ss ta governor sl(ite4 hia po