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DAILY KENTUCKI AN
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Established 1879 VoL XkDai!y Vol. 1. No 6
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, lal8.
Price 3 Oris.
CROSS OF HONOR FOR COLONEL'S SON
! IDITORIAL COM. I
Call 44t If yew fall I ( the
KeatackUn proaintly. And If yen
have a news Item, imu It la Ika
la your appetite poorT Muscles
flabby? When yoo walk op aUira
do yoo wheeze Ilka a leaking bellowaT
I your diirealion bad; legs fidgety,
hands trembly T Do yoo see floating
epeckiT Is your figurs like s barrel?
Try thai! .
1 Spading Fork 11.60
1 II oe 1.00
1 Rak 1.25
Ilea vigorously twice daily from
6 to 7. a m., and 6:30 to 7 p. m.
Shower brth after each application.
Our soldiers when facing the ene
my, dig in. Today, there la a com
mon enemy atalking liks a hungry
wolf all over Europe. It is famine.
Our fighting men over there must
be protected. We muat huah the
fret of hungry babies.
The absent voters' bill Is safely
through the State Senate. This bill
applies to all absent voters, whoae
duties customarily keep them from
homo on election day, but does not
apply to municipal, school and spec
ial elections. An amendment pro
posed by Senator Rives was adopted
before the bill passed, limiting it
to soldiers, sailors. Federal and State
ffioeers, and excluding primaries
from its provisions.
Former Senator Joe Blackburn now
more thsn 80 years of age, who is
a resident eommiasioper of the Lin
coln Memorial Commission in Wash
ington, has been in quits feeble
health recently. I-sst week his wife
died suddenly and he suffered a re
lapse, but his conditios is now some
Crest Britain has cloaed a deal to
Mayfield Times may be expected to
add to his already brilliant reputa
tion as a humorous writer,
Great Britian haa cloaed a deal to
take over all Dutch ships. They will
be used in the war to snsble the
Dutch to keep Holland.
Citizens have subscribed $700 to
wards employing a farm agent in
Trigg county, after the Fiscal Court
failed to act.
Col. Nat P. CrutchfleM, old time
clerk of the Houae of Representa
tives, died in Louisville, sged 70
Trotsky is now quite bellicose and
wants the Kuaaian peace rejected,
Mrs. Jas. A. Garfield died in Cali
fornia, aged 86 years.
The United Slates Civil Service
Commission announces open compe
titive examinations fir passenger
rate' clerk, freight-rate clerk, and
tariff clerk, for both men and women.
Vacancies in different branches of the
service, at entrance aalaries ranging
from 1 1.200 to 11,600 a year, de
pending upnn the qualifications of
thepointee and the importance of
the duty to which he or she is as
signed, will be filled from these ex
aminations. A large number of appointments
will be made from these examina
tion, especially in Depot Quarter
master offices and the Interstate
Commerce Commission, in both of
which the usual entrance salary ia
rt 1.200 a year.
r On acount of the urgent needs of
the service, applications will be re
ceived until further notice. Pspers
will be rated promptly and certifi
cation made as the needs of the ser
Applicants should at once apply
for Form IS 12, sUting the title the
of the examination desired, to the
Civil Service Commission, Washng
ton. D. C.
For furher Information 4 all on
Ilbert''Turner, Hopkinsville Poet-
YOUNG SOLDIER'S BODY.
Ths body of Raymond Magraw ar
rived from Camp Taylor yaaterday
too late to cstch . tram for Cadis
and the trip will be made this morn
ing. The burial .will bo in Cadii
In a raid on London Wednesday
Bight, wars killed and injured.
Big Batch Indictments Filed
Asylum and Jail Visited
Eridence of Short Weights
Brings State Food In
Ths grand Jury yesterday filed
two reports together with a big
batch of Indictments for infractions
of ths law and asked to be dis
charged. The court accepted these
reports and discharge! the jury which
had been in session mora than two
Before completing its work the
jury visited the Western Stats Hos
pital and county Jail and thoroughly
inspected these buildings and the
treatment of inmates o f these insti
tutions and found everything in ap-
plepie order, and commended both
Supt. F. G. LaRue, of ths asylum,
and Jailor W. A. Nichols.
In the matter of short measures
snd weights the jury, under the law,
forwarded all evidence as to vio
lations of law to the Director of ths
Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky.
This evidence hss brought State Food
Inspector Willis ti. Terrill, to this
city, and he has been here two days
inspecting weights snd measures and
purity of meal and flour and other
following sre the full reports filed
by the grand jury:
To the Honorable Christian Circuit
Ths members of ths present grand
Jury of the Christian Circuit Court
lesire to report that we have visit
ed the Western Kentucky Hospital
for the insane and thoroughly in
vestigated the premises thereof and
that we find said asylum in splendid
condition, that same was found by
us clean, sanitary and well kept in
every particular. We And that the
unfortunate inmates f the asylum
are most carefully and conscientious
ly looked after and cared for and
thut Pr. Fred I-aRue, Superintend
ent, and the other officials of the
asylum deserve commendation for
their attention to their dutiea and
the etliccnry with which the affairs
of ths ssylum are administered.
We also visited the juil of Chris
tian county and find same clean, san
itary and well kept that the jailor,
Mr. W. A. Nichols, ia f be commend
ed for the efficent manner in which
he is conducting said jail.
F. W. DAUNKY, Foremen,
M. O. K1MFKI.1NG,
I.. N. LOWF.KY,
J. L. DANIEL,
R. M. MKACII AM.
March 14, 11)18.
To hte Honorable Christian Circuit
The grand jury for the present
term of the Christian Circuit Court
would report that all crimes and mis
demeanors occuring in Christian
county of which information could be
obtained have been as fully investi
gated by this body as possible and
that indictments have been found
and returned in every instance where
sufficient evidence to warrant same,
in our judgment, has been discov
ered, except in the matter of abort
weights in meal and Hour and other
violations under the Pure Food Law.
That upon beinii advised by the Com
monwealth Attorney that prosecu
tions under the Pure Food I -aw
should originate by the direction of
the. F.xperimentStation at Lexington,
Ky, and being further advised to
transmit a copy of the evidence be
fore us to the Director of the Lxper-
iment Station we transcribed said
evidence and forwarded same to said
Director. And we would further re
port that in response to said evi
dence so sent to the Fxperiinent Sta
tion by the Commonwealth Attorney
under our direction Honorable Willis
U. Terrill, Slate Food Inspector hss
been in Hopkinsville two days in
specting Die weights, measures and
purity of ial, flour and other food
products for sale to the public.
The promptness with which this
investigation is being made warrants
the confidence that the Pure Food
n i if if v ft ir- It - - -
Thl plioii.Krrpli mii''.'b some of
Poutonlc uvlnt.'rs In Icly.
Patriotism Shown By Ira D.
Smith In Being Examined
With 139 Others.
MORE CALLED NEXT WEEK
Will Bring Total Examined
Up To 'Six Hundred
The second days examination of
drafted men procceJed yesterday
morning at the Avalnn in about the
same manner ss outline. I the hrxt
day. Only a few changes were made
in the personnel of the volunteer
Although 163 were called for ex
amination yesterday, only 1 J 1 of the
Christian county men responded, to
gether with A who were transferred
from other places and were examined
Wednesday and Thursday, March
20 and 21, exmninatinni will ana in
take place, 163 being called for each
of these iluys. The total number for
four days will be I! '.J called. This
will leave about 2rU whoae caws
are before the Distrirt Hoard on a-
,eal from the rlaasilii ation made by
the Local Hoard. As soon as the
cases are reporteil back the Local
Hoard will fix another day for the
examination of all ( l.i.is I men.
The siH'ciul fetuure uf the exami
nation yesterday wa the fact that
Vr. Ita D. Smith, a member of the
Loral Draft Board, was called and
examined. Mr. Smith made no effort
to claim exemption from service al
though ho ia entitled to same by
reason of his wife being dependent
upon his labor for support. He made
an effort recently to get into the
Aviation service and made a trip
to Indiunapolia, only to arrive aft
er orders from the government were
received not to enlist any more men
in the Aviation Corps.
Department of the State ia alert, thut
it ia making frequent inspections of
II food products exhibited for sale
and that the public will be as well
protected as it is possible for the
Depsrtment to do.
V. W. DAUNKY, Foreman
. Grand Jury.
March 14, 118.
TO MAIL LIVE CHICKENS.
Washington, Slarch 14. Live
chickens may be sent by parrel post
after March 15, provided they are
properly prepared fot mailing. In
announcing this derision the Post-
office Department ordered said chicks
could not be insured or sent C. O.
D., nor carried to destinations more
than seventy-two hours' Dialling distance.
TEUTONIC DL3TRUCTI0N IN ITALY -
"r'M ' '
the rvsim ucva m irrilsu wrecked by
H. B. M. A. MEETING.
A meeting of the business men
generally will be held at the II H
M. A. office tonight nt 7:31) o'clock
to consider the cigar factory proposi
tion and hear the rport of the com
mittee which visited Paducah. This
is a great opportunity for Hopkins
ville and every man who is interested
in thewelfare of the town is uryrd
to be pn hand.
GARNKIt E. DALTON, Sec.
(By lalernational News Service.)
Washington, March I I. Charles
ton. S. C, was definitely selected by
tho Miipping Hoard today as the1
site for one of tho two additional
shipbuilding yards to be constructed
on the South Atlantic cnant.
IN FIGHTING ON BKI I ISII FRON T
--FRENCH REPULSE THREE
SURPRISE ATTACKS .
(By Intornational Nows Service.)
London, M'irih II. On the Urit-
ish front ill the Wist there has been
marked let up ill infantry lighting
for the Inst twenty four hours. The
French defeated three surprise at
tacks aiong the enfre French front.
Ilig ;uu duels continue.
( By International News Service.)
man Dent, of the House military af
fairs committee tomght denied the
published reports that opHsitioii in
TTH committee to the proposed draft
legislulion will deluy the second
TEXAS GOES DRV
(By International r'ews Service.)
Austin, Texas March 14. The
Senate today passed the stale-wide
prohibition bill 17 to !), which hail
passed the House. It ia expected the
tiovernor will approve and aign the
bill. It goes into effect June I, IV IK.
NEW SHIP LAUNCHED.
(By International News Service.)
A Pacific Port, March 14. The
concrete ship "Faith" was launched
thia afternoon. It was built aa an ex
periment in 73 days and at a cost
of one-third that of a wooden vessel
the repeated bombing cxiM-ditlous of
Beyond the Dreams ol Her
People a Few Years
CROPS IN MILLION BOUNDS
Have Increased In Figures
That Almost Surpass j
ltig industrial renters have long
hail the dibit of drugging about the
increased value of their output from
season to season. Thecommunitirs
where the farmer was very much in
evidence were nlmont da.cd by the
big ligures which were needed to
nial.e these comparisons. This idea
of eulosMtl figures from the produc
tion uf mills ami factories and simill
ligiiresfor the production uf the farm
and gardens in the country lias taken j
deep root in public opinion, say I
lames Speed ill the Courier Journal j
llu' manufacturer has always been i
prone to advertise himself, his pro
ducts ami Ins com in unity with a
heavy barrage of figu"es. The farm
er has always been content to live his
own 1 1 f o on his own farm with no
thought of telling tho general public
how much better otf i.e was than he
happened to be in l'.'O'J, or evun as
late as I'.MO. Of course, in a general
way everybody knew the farmer was
getting better priced for his crops
and that ho was buying an increasing
number uf automobiles, tractors,
trucks and other expensive pieces of
heavy machinery; but as the farmer
kept his mouth tight shut no one
was very much the wiser.
The writer, as the editor of a farm
magazine with practically all of its
circulation in Ueniu-ky, knew that
the farmers of the State had sold
their crops for a huge iuiii of money;
but lie was not in the least prepared
fur the figures he found given in a
cncular issued dy a large advertis
ing agency. This circular stilted thut
a eoinpurasun of the value of furm
crop" in Kenturky in 1 !'- and 1UI7
showed an increase of l-Mti.tiHO.OOU.
When the reader real lies thut this
huge hgure does nut include the
value uf the livestock sold, he will
understand how stupendous they are.
The difference between the crop val
ues in I U 1 6 and I'Jl' are even more
startling and will enable one to real-,
lie lisjeaonie smsii way ine proppeinj
which Is not centered in any small
manufacturing district, but la scat
tered over the whole Commonwealth.
In I til 7 Kentucky's crop brought
her farmers fl54.3il9.0UU mure than
those marketed the yesr before. This
means that if this amount were dis
tributed evenly over the State svery
one of the 120 counties would have a
million and a quarter more dollars of
erup uionay to spend, besides having
the money which came from the sale
i x v-.A il U I ZTa
mi ARCHIE ROOSEVELT
GETS CROIX DE GUERRE
FIRST OF THE TRIO OF BIG WAR
MEASURES NOW PAST THE
(By International News Service.)
Washington, M.irrli I I The K lil
road Control bill brUitit: parted both
Houses of Congress, now goes to the
President for Ins signature. This
gets one of the important meas
ures about which apprehension was
felt, safely pat tho danger of de
MILLIONS OF PROPERTY LOSS
IN WEST VIRGINIA
CI I U.S.
( Bjr lnlmti'n.-1 Ntt Srrvii r.)
(h..i!."t n, W. V , M.ir.h II
TIh Wr.'fnn mil r-iitr;i tdrtion.s
:' vc .. ,. . w,r,
lloo'l in iii.diy year;i. li.irie-.ton, fllnr-
giniloMii, ( lark iliiirr and other eit'es
:ire llooile.l. ile .t nt i n t- millions of
h.llar.H worth of property.
AND BI.TIKR MUSIC I OR PUIU.IC
SCHOOLS URi.LD IN JOINT
M FETING PAR UN !' I EACH- I
FR LEAGUES. j
The l'ari lit T . I.ir leagues of;
Itetmont and 'ir;;iiiin Strvet Schools '
held n joint meeting yesterday ufter- j
noon nt the Public Library from 't '10 :
to 4 :'IU with a very encouraging
number present. Two subjects Vital (
to our public m-'iouIs were discussed.
These were "Mu.-ic in the Public 1
Schools." This subiect was itis
cuisod in dHiul by Misses .Kali Mc- i
Kec ami Mary Walker mid Mrs. W.
T. Fowler. The next subject was
"Medical Inspection for Our Schools."
and this was disi usseilby lrs. F. M.
Stiles I'lil tiutit dither and Mrs.
Li-Hoy. eommiiiiily trained nurse. I
Kvecryone present was minle to feel
thi' importance of both of these sub
jects and the vital need of both re-j
forms being inst'ulcd in our school. .
This is the lir-t of what is hoped
to be a series of joint meetings of
this nature, and every parent and
public spirited citi'cn should lend Ins
or her support to tins move.
(Dy International News Service.)
Kansas. City. March 1'4. The pro
posed fight between Jess Willard ami
Fred Fulton was practically aban
doned this afternoon when Ftftton's
representatives objected to terms.
(By International News Service.)
Dover. IH-I . March 14 By a vote
of 27 to 8 the lower House of the
State Legislature thia afternoon rat
he finds h'e weather warm, eats
ment. Itnnw goea to KenaU.
China haa another rebellion which
ia r-fing In Tibet.
Showing Unexcelled Bravo y
Wh'de Waiting With His
Troops to Lead An
America Areay U Fraoea Mar.
14. Here is the official F reach order
to-dar. which aceempaalea' the be
stowal of the Croia aW Gawrro "War
Cross" ubk Capt. Arabia Rooeaeelti
"Captain Roosevelt was
wounded bf shell fragmeata asn
the field el honor, while ia lbs par.
suit of bis duties, sbewiag aeelled
bravery with bis trwooe while await-
i. mm lo a enrerie
attack into the esteasv linos. Cr -V
. . 1 I a i ,
Roam. I ni. mows rimivii .
and worthy of spocine mention.
(By International News Service.)
Washington. March 14. Direct
contract bitwcen Congress nd ths
.oimiiiistrnt on in the conduct of"t4rt.
war was establisheil tonight when ''
i he Sen. i(e military affairs committee
i ii f err. I with the super war council
;.t the V.ir Department. The meet
imr van at the request of the acting
Sei n lary of War. The House Mili
tary affairs committee will meet in a
innilar session tomorrow afternoon.
I'his marks the lirst of a series gener
al conference, conducted weekly
throughout war, so Congress msj
Iiiiow rvery step taken. It represents
the lirst tangible move to bring on
I. "til Congress imd the administration
together for a successful prosecution
of the war.
(My International News Service.)
Washington. March 14. Sis hun
dred thou and tons of dutch shin.,
ping in allied ports will be taken ov
by the I'niled States and Great"""
Hi it. mi to speed the movement of
Ainern .hi troops to Franco. Full
compensation w II be paid Dutch own
ers n;el generous provisions will be
m ole to issue food to Holland. A
proposition is In fore Holland to place
ships in tin' service of the allies vol
untary In fore March 18, or have
(Rjr Int.-rnatiaaal Nawa Service.)
Washington, March 14. Secret
Service Agents are probing Hog Is
land ship yards to find out who plant
ed L'MI pounds of dynamite there.
The fart that dynamite was 'planted'
was made known at a hearing by the
Semite Commerce Committee. There
are no Germans or Austriana on the
Island, but many Russians and Ital
ians are employed.
(By Interactional News Service.)
Milwaukee. Uirrs ti Mavor
lliutn this afternoon by a vote 14 to
a was ousted from Chairmanship of
Kxerutivo Com mil loo of the Council
of National Itefensa, Five votes
against were all cast by Socialists.
(By Intoematraaal News Serviee.)
Norfolk, Va., March 14. Federal
warrants wars issued tonight for tho
ringleaders of tho crow of the Rus
sian steamer Omsk, charged with