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1'OPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1918.
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Established 1879 Vol. XL-Daily Vol. 1. No 7
Call 449 If fail lh
Keatvchlaa prowiptry. And if yaa
hsv news Ham, nkaa It I lb
at .ma naaibstr.
John J. DougJa and Mia Dixie
van war mat fed at Lexington two
days be for tha groom left for army
service. Tha brid formerly lived
former Senator Isaac Stephenson
died at his hom In Marinette, Wi.,
yeeterday, aired 89 yeara. He wni
op to a year or two ago a mem
- Her of the Senate and waa tha oldest
and air heat member.
Ptnk.nVa tia atartsd ant to an
fo-a Ita vagrancy law airalnat all
' hl. hndlad men. Even "father"
most elUief grab hoe or toy with
tha handle of rocK nammer.
Tha Senate baa pasaed bill to
, submit a constitutional amendment
authorising the removal from offlc
I .k. .11 ftn mftnrA
protection to prisoner! and allow
them to be lynched by mobs.
Tha case against The Courier
Journal for criminally libelling Judge
C II. Bush waa set for March 7,
bat no special Judge has yet been
appointed by the Governor to try
the casa. A Judge Bush cannot sit
In his own case, the trial of the case
t this term of court, is IneerUin.
From tha best Information ob
tainable, the movement of troops
from Christian county will not begin
March 29 and probably not until
bout April 10th. It la practically
settled that the colored registrants
whohave been passed will be called
next The entire quota of 324 men
in the first draft were white men and
It la doubtful if any white men will
k (m tka nait full An lMr a-nnt
4t of the registrants in this county are
CHRISTIAN COUNTY'S LIST WAS
HELD TO BE TOO MUCH
Former Assessor W. J. McGee and
County Attorney Sam T. Fruit have
returned from Frankfort, where they
appeared before the Tax Commission
and succeeded in having Christian
county'a assessment lowered from
$24,000,000 to $23,000,000 in round
numbers. This Is still an increase
of 110,000.000 over last year's as
sessment The reduction of $1,000,
000 will be $760,000 on fsrm lands
jtnd $250,000 on city property.
f A letter from Chairman M. M. Lo
gan, of the state tax commission, to
Judge Champlin regarding the reduc
' tion for this county, gives this high
praise of Assessor McGee's work.
"In the first place we want to take
this occasion to express our thanks
and gratitude to your county assi-ssor
Mr. McGee, for the splendid work
which he has done. He deserves the
highest commendatin not only from
tha state tax commission but from all
the eitiiens of his county, lie has
shown himself to be a fearless, con
scientious, painstaking official. We
also want to express our appreciation
to the people who have so well re
sponded to his suggestions. His
work has been so well don that
Christian county is e.ie of the few
counties assessed above the stand
ard which w have Axed for the pres
(By lalaraatioaal New Service.)
i Washington, March 15. A casual
ty list containing 112 namea waa re
ceived by the War Department to
day from (Jen. Pershing. Several
war killed but mostly wounded.
MAY YET EIGHT
(By lalaraatioaal New Sarvlaa.)
Kansas City, March !. Joa Wil
lard and Fred Kulton ar practically
matched for a title battle July 4.
Cinching of the match awaits the
willingness of Willanr t agree to a
5,000 side bet
Both Parties Hop Together
and Action Is By Unan
BOB COOK ONE OF LOSERS
New Board of Five, All Dem
ocrats, Will Supersede
Frankfort. Ky., March IS. In a
stampede of both parties to make
clean records, the Senate by unan
imous vote yesterday paused the bill
abolishing many of the offices creat
ed in recent years by the Legislature,
the bill to take effect immediately.
This was the result of Edwin P.
Morrow's action in lining up Republi
can Senators against continuing the
offices for two years.
The Democrats were not to be
caught napping by the, camouflage of
Morrow. A conference waa held by
leaders of the dominant party, which
resulted in the drawing in it party
lines and the strengthening of de
fenses, and backed by a solid line
up of Democratis Senators, the Rules
Committee called up for passage the
Richardson measures, known as the
I'robe IlilU, providing for the abolish
ment or consolidation of over hun
dred jobs, and passed 'them. The
Republicans voted "aye" to most of
them, but their voles were superflu
Under the provisions of the bills
they become effective ninety days
after the adjournment of the Legis
The fire of the official was cen
tered tonight on the members of the
House of Representatives and all of
the political pressure at their com
niand was brought to bear to get the
bills amended to become effective at
the expiration of the tJrms of the ap
pointees, as originally provided for in
the report of the Joint I'robe Com
mittee. The offices abolished follow:
State I'risoii Hoard Three mem
bers at $'J,l00; secretary.
State Board of Control hour
memlicr at f 2,500; secretary.
State Rating Insurance Hoard-
Two members at $.1,1100; secretary at
$CiOU, actuary at $11, 000, uttorney at
$3,000 and six clerks.
Two Stute school Inspectors and
Supervhr-r of Revenue Agents at
State Bonrd of Forestry Five
Geological Survey Board Four
Commissioner of Motor Vehicles,
$2,500; clerk ami two stenographers.
Compiler of Confederate Records,
In addition to these pluces Senator
Rirhurdson said tha bills abolishing
heads of departments uIho abolished
the subordinates, wli! h would mean
the State revenue agents, ten em
ployes of the Geological Survey.
The Auditor may appoint on reve
nue agent for each county and four
for the Stat at large, but this never
is done and there are. not half that
number in service at present. The
probability is tliut if the depart
mental employes thus ar legislated
out, many of them will be reinstated
under the new order, though Senator
Richardson predicted that there will
not be half so many.
The saving of the State he esti
mates at 1200.000. Probably $50,
000 in printing, as much in claims,
$13,000 in appropriations and over
50,000 in salaries.
These estiinutrs limudo the Hotel
Inspector's office end the Tuberculo
sis Commission alreui'y merged into
the State Board of Health.
In place of the Prison Board and
Board of Control there is created a
Board of Control of cnul and chari
table institutions, composed of five
members, appointed by the Coventor
at a salary of $1,000, excepting the
chairman, who i sto rvceiv $3,600
and reside here.
A superintendent of rating at $.1,
000 is to succeed the State Rating
Board. He is appointed by the Audi
tor, who appoints the Rating Board,
The State Inapevtor and hxaminer
ia to Inspect schools without addition
The Department of Forestry and
Geological Survey are consolidated,
cutting off a $15 0U0 appropriation
fur the former. On is to be head
of th department at salary of $3,-
CIGAR FACTORY RAILROADS
PROPOSITION ALLOWED TO
Discmsed . Last Nieht At
A Citizens' Business Meet
in; At H. M. B. A.
REPORT WAS RECEIVED
From The Committee That
Went To Paducah To
A meeting waa held at th H. B.
M. A. last night to receive the report
of the committee who went to Padu
cah to investigate the cigar factory
there and to confer further with
Mr. Weis about his -imposition to
bring a similar factory here.
Mr. Wiea made a definite '
itiv proposition to com witr.'V'e
factory provided suitable building
ia furnished for rent and a guaranty
of at least 300 women and girls
to work in the factory is givn at the
Committees were named to ascer
tain if the conditions ran be met
and they will go to work at once.
These committees are:
Building M. C. Forbes, J. K. Mc
rherson, R. E. Cooper, Ed L. Weath
ers, and Sam Frankel.
Applications For I-sbor L. II.
Davis. C. R. Clark. J. T. Wall. II. A.
Keach, Archie Higgins, L. R. Davis
nd Low Johnson,
Publicity G. K. Gary. L. K. Wood,
J. D. McGowan, M. E. Bacon and II.
A subscription was started and
more than $10,000 was subscribed by
those present towards tl:ercction of
a building for lease.
Applications may he made at the
II. B. M. A. by those who want work.
000, and the other assistant at $2,-
The Confederate Pension Commis
sioner is to take over the work oj the
Compiler of Confederate. Records
without additional compensation.
The revenue agents and the motor
vehicles department are taken over
by the Stute Tax ('oinniissii; .with
out any additional udowutf -
It is probable that f'riso -
sioncrs Henry ilincM oj nng
Green: Herbert Carr. of F on, and
F. T Hatcher, of Pikeville; and J.
Forrest Butts, of Carrolllon, and J.
A. Burton, of Lebanon, Democratic
members of the Board of Control,
will go on the new Hoard at salaries
of $3,000, excepting the chairman,
who draws $3,600. This leaves off
the two Republicans of the present
Board of Control. Dr. Arch Dixon,
of Henderson, and ("'airman Robert
A. Cook, of llnpkinsville.
Eugene Itay, of I.ouisviIlc, is secre
tary of the Prison Bonrd. and George
B. Caywood, of the Board of Control.
N. O. Cray, chairman of the Rat
ing Board, or Brent i,reen, now sup
ervisor of revenue ugents, are tipped
for ruting suprrirtendent. This
would leave out II- II. Colyer, of
Richmond, one of the members. The
other is Insurance Commissioner C.
F. Thomas, who now gets $i!00 extra
as secretary of the board.
Thomas Byars' term as ( ommis-
sioner Motor Vchic'ea will expire
about the time the law goes into ef
fect. Muj. J. (i. Rogers, of Louisville,
compiler of Confederate Records,
and School Inspector Marion F. I'o
gue, of Princeton, an J J. W. Davis,
are legislated out.
(By lalaraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, Murch 15. Congress
will take up the consideration of the
permanent government, ownership or
control of the packing industry be
fore th present session ends, accord
ing to indications today.
ALLIED ENEMY INTERNED.
(By lalaraatioaal New Service.)
New York, March 15. Dr. Fred
erick Miller, arretted as a danger
ous enemy Utleii. was today ordered
Interned. 11 will be tent South with
INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM
MISSION GRANTS RIGHT TO
INCREASE IS PER CENT.
(By International New Service.)
Washington, March 15. Eastern
railroads won substantial victory
this afternoon when the Interstate
Commerce Commission granted 16
per cent increase in classes and com
modities on all roads In that section
of th country. Th increase ia al
lowed on practically all articles in
which the roads asked an increase.
It marks th first rate increase of
consequence since the F 'eral Gov
ernment took over the a 'ration of
THAT AMERICAN FEDERATION
WILL NOT MEET WITH
(By International News Service.)
Washington, Murch 15. Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of tabor, has dispatched
a cablegram to the French and Brit
ish labor organizations, telling them
tliut American organized labor will
never meet representative of an
enemy labor movement as long as
the latter continues to support the
ti against Democracy and freedom.
KENTUCKY COLORED SELEC
TIVES FROM 42 COUNTIES
WILL CO TO CANTONMENT.
Louisville, Ky., March 15. Ken
tucky's "black army" will begin mov
ing on Camp Zachary Taylor begin
ning Friday, Mar. 211. Sixteen hun
dred and lifty-one negro selcctivcs
from forty-two counties of the state
will advance to the local enntonment.
arriving in successive contingents
over a period of five days. The ne
groes from nearly three-fourths of
the states 2.244 blacks, who have
Louisville will send 237 negroes to
ramp from its seven draft divisions
and Jefferson county outside the city
will send fifty more. None of the lo
cal boards has yet received its orders
and the day on which the negroes will
be sent has not been learned.
Maj. Henry F. Rhodes. V. S. R.,
in churge of the dra't, in the Adj.v-
tant General's office, has sent out no
tices for the quotas fvom the follow
counties: Adair. 14; Ballard, 15; Barren. 30;
Bath. 22; Bell. IS; Bourbon, 60;
Boyle. 40; Caldwell, 2.'.; Clark, 60;
Daviess, 26; Fayette, 17; Fleming,
24; Fulton, 50; Garrxrd, 31; Graves,
35: Harrison, 25; Hurt, 21; Hender
son, 30; Hickman. 23; Hopkins, 70;
Jeffrrson, 50; Jessamine, 30; Letcher,
46; Lincoln, 23; Logan, IX; McCrark-
en, 70; Madison. 35 Mason, 20;
Montgomery, 32; Muhlenberg, JO;
Perry. 51; Pike, 37; Scott, 35; Shel
by, 20; Simpson, 30; 1 odd, 45; Trigg,
25; Union, 25; Warren, 26; Washing
ton, 23; Webster, 30; Woodford. 20;
Covington, 70; Lexington, 30; New
port, l; Louisville, No. 1. 6; No. 2,
30; No. 3, 46; No. 4, 27; No. 6. 84;
No. 6, 70; No. 7, IK.
Local boards have been notified
in filing emergency tails under the
draft that men ."actively, complete
ly and assiduously engaged in plant
ing and cultivation b deferred until
It will be observed that Christian
county is not on of th 42 counties
first called upon.
West Virginia floods reached the
crest yesterday and t river began
Will Be Deferred For Present
On Order Disbursing
THE PRESIDENT DIRECTS
Need Of Nation For Agricul
ture Workers Pronounced
Men in the Class I of the present
draft will he passed by the Local
Board and deferred until the end of
the quota, according to the order
published below. This order wss re
ceived yesterday by Mrs. Cillock,
clerk of the Loral Draft Board, and
is official. This order should be read
by each and everycitixen in order
to assist in enforcing the regulations
prescribed in said order.
Only men who are "actively, com
pletely, and assiduously engaged in
planting and cultivation of n crop"
and who are in Class 1 will be de
The official order is as follows:
Office of Disbursing Officer ami
Agent of IT. S. Wsr Registration
and Draft, Frankfort.
Bulletin No. 64.
March 13. 191.
To All 1-ocal Boards in Kentucky:
Dafarmant of Call For Man Actively
Engaged in Farming Pursuits.
The situation arising from the
scarcity of farm labor demands that
the call to the colors of men active
ly, completely, ami assiduously en
gaged in the planting and cultivation
of a crop and who are in class one.
should be defcrrril until the end of
the new quota.
The President therrfore directs
that in filing an emergency call you
shall pass the order number of such
men ami defer their rail for the pres
ent. It must be borne in mind that this
step is taken solely in the need of
the nation anil not for the benefit of
snv individual. 1 nrerore, wnne
boards should consider it a grave du
ty to exercise this power to conserve
jand augment the agricultural produc
tions, they should observe closely the
conduct of these deferred and im
mediately upon becoming convinced
that any person so deferred is not
giving his entire time and earnest at
tention to agrirultuial duties, or that
he is trifling with the deferment
thus granted him, the boar. I should
forthwith call him to the colors.
All citizens should ait in making
this effective and in bringing to the
attention of the boards cases merit
ing deferment, as well as esses in
which deferment is bring abused.
There has been made today a cull
upon several of our 'oral boards to
furnish colored men who were with
in the deferred percentage of their
first quota. This call was only for
105(1 men, while we had in the first
draft 2250 colored men. As we
could only send 1650 men at this
time, many local boards were not
culled upon to furno.li any colored
men, but will be culled upon shortly.
II F.N It Y F. RIIODLS,
Mujur of Infantry. L S. R.. Disburs
ing Officer and Agent of I'. S.
( By International News Service.)
Washington, March 15. Presi
dent Wilson this afternoon told Sen
ator Owen, of Oklahoma, he would
assist in plans to give the Southwest
and Middle West more war con
tracts. MEATLESS DAYS
(By International News Service.)
Washington. March 15. There is
no prospect of a further letting down
r food conservation bars erected by
th Food Administration. Bfleas
and porkle Tuesday will remain
indefinitely, it wa learnea wnignt.
Mrs. Frank Rives and Mrs. H. C.
with tiiair husbands at
Frankfort In th closing hour f th
Clocks All Over The Country
To Be Set Forward
ON 31ST DAY OF MARCH
To Remain That Way Un
til Last Sunday In
(By International News Service.)
Washington, March 15. Clocks
all over the cauntry will be set
head one hour beginning Sunday
March 31, under the so-called day
light raving bill passed to-day by the
House 2.'2 to 10. The bill provides
that at 2 p. m. on the tost Saturday
n M.irch. ebn-ks all over the country
which effects any operations of the
Federal Government or railroads
hull be set ahead one hour. At 2
n. ni. on the last Mummy in icioner
they shall be retarded one hour. All
business relating in any way to the
Kederul Government niu.t be con
ducted on such time.
MemlH-rs from th" agricultural
.-lutes laughed at ti e nicu-iirc and
iiiimt of the unfavorable votes were
from farming districts.
Kc-rcn-nLitive Tl'cnia, of Ken
tucky, said: "1 once 'icard of Joshua
ordenm; the sun to Maud still three
lays, or hoiirj, ur- a war hum; lire
That inu.it have beci the first freak
action urged upon ti e poople us a
war nuaure. I used to think inv
State legislature had the "foolest"
ulcus in the world, but it never tried
I to change the sun in its orbit."
TO DI.LIVIK LARS ON TIME
PllRCHASI KS DRIVING MA
As an evidence of the desire of
the public to avoid the uncertainties
of rfeight and freight deliveries by
railroads, dialers and individuals are
going to the factories in the north
by rail and driving automobil -s over
land. This method is being adopted
us the quickest and surest way of
getting can for humous customers.
Yesterday morning a party with
ten Hun ks arrived in town on their
way from Flint. Michigan, to points
in the Vcv.t Tcrnics-cc. Again at
noon n party m I n from entur),
Texas, and one from Arkansas, came
into llnpkinsville driviri,: Dodge car"
All thee stopped at the gui.igc of
DuffelvCox Motor Co.. to make nun
or repairs and get a lo'V. supply
of gusoline. This party had driven
from Detroit and the cars .showed
evidence of having passed through
rain and mud and du -I.
There may have been other cars
pass through unheard of by the Ken-
tuckiun. Two or three new fords
were seen to pa s but it is not known
where they came from nor where
BOARD TRIAL OVER.
The trial of Maj. Milton Board
before a general court martial at
t ump Zachary Ta.vlor. on charges in
connection with the death of Private
Otha Murray, ended yenlcrday after
the testimony of Muj. HoaM na.l
been heard. The verdict may not
be rendered for seveiul Weeks. .Miss
Pansy Jenkins, the Red t'ross nurse,
formerly of this city, was one of the
witnesses for Maj. Board.
BAN ON GERMAN.
The House of Representatives of
the Kentucky General Assembly
i.au.i I m iiiKHMiirM iiroh ihitl ntf tha
teaching of the German language in
the schools supponcii or maniiaineu
by the .state Ihe vote waa pre-
eded by a spirited debate.
DANCE LAST NIGHT.
Pr.nl ica Thomas and George Me-
Ravnold ifsve a dance at th Elks
Club last night, for th bane tit of th
Rd Cross. It wa well attended.
STILL GIVE AID
(By International News Serric.)
Washington, March 16. Th
I'nited State will not abandon It
efforts to help Russia, despit th
vote of th Russian Soviet Congtw
ratifying peac with Germany. Ja
pan may b agency through which
I'nited Stntea aid Russia, But if
Japan's armies advaoc into Siberia
it will be a distinct understanding;
that her action ia to aid Russia and
the allied cause in general. It ia
hinted that Japan wUl present to tb
United States s view of th Siberian
problem calculated to amply justify
President Wilson's approving th
a s a a "
MEETS TODAY AND CHAIRMAN
POMERENE SAYS WILL
(By International .New Serelca.)
Washington, March rS-Th com
mittee investigating allegnsi. disloyal
i utterances of Senator IfolleltesJtiB
meet tomorrow. Senator Pomerene
'Chairmen, said he expected con
clusion to be reached.
WOMEN TO VOTE
(By International News Service.)
Austin, Tex., March 15. The ' m
giving women the right to vote in
primaries passed the Texas House M
to u I. It goes now in the Senate.
BOARD OF TAX SUPERVISORS
NOW HAS EIGHT MEM
BERS. I'nder a new law just passed by
the General Assembly, th county
equalization board ar increased rV
one member from each magisterial
district This gives 8 member in
this county and Judge Champlin ha
completed his recently appointed
board which now stand as follows:
District No. 1 A. V. Witty.
District No. 2 R. U. Holland.
District No. 3 Walter Harned.
District No. 4 J. T. Garnett.
Iii. tnct No. 6 M. (i. Roger.
I list ru t No. 6 J. H. Underwood.
District No. 7 B. F. Fuller.
District Nn. RW. T. Davia.
This board will meet next Monday.
George Kvitts, aged ten yeara, got
one ef his linger caught by a door
Thursday night at his horn her and
the bones were broken. Th finger
was nearly crushed off and th in
jury is a very serious on.
NO ONE HURT.
Goebel Gray's automobil turned
over near Rulubrla Spring but th
tf.rce occupants escaped with slight
TWO AVIATORS KILLED.
Lieut. Marmaduk Earle, of Lw
isburg. Pa , and Nil Uelwirk, of
Findlay. O., aviator, wer killed St
Fllingtun field, Houston, Tex., Thurs
day. FOR TREASON.
Th appeal of Bolo Pasha has been
overruled smj h is to be executed in
Mr. D. B. Hancock ia visiting
friend in Baltimore.
Mrs. Irving Ro bo rough and lit
tle daughter, Louisa, ar visiting ia
Mrs. Mag M jay on and daughter.
Mis Jessamin, of Louisville, stopped
her snrout bom from New Or
leans to spend a day with Mr. M.