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EatablUhed 1879 Vol. XL-Dai y Vol. 1. No 11
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1918.
PROCLAMATION TAKES OVER THE DUTCH SHIPPING
OUR SERVICE FLAG
f DIIOM COMT !
Call 44 if ye faB ,h
KMlxkhi prestly. A.J if
have Hess, Ui It the
Released Carman prisoners are
said to be fighting with tha Bolshfr
vikl army In Siberia.
Tha French sobmarlns Diana, with
craw of SS, long overdue, haa baan
given p as lost.
Tha pries of wheat txed at $2.20
bushel U not likely to b incressed
in tha agricultural bltt.
Par Increases of II par cent for
all employes of tha poatal service, re
commended by tha senate postofflce
ub-ommittaa In revising tha post
offlee appropriation Nil, wera sp
proved thefull committee, which or
dered tha bill favorably reported.
The inert ua doaa not apply to poat
m alter of tha first, second or third
classes, but.obUina in tha caaa of
fourth cUaa postmasters deprived of
credit for stamp cancellations.
A serious Interruption in the ahip
building st Baltimore waa caused
whan 600 riveter, chipper, caulker,
reamer, and driller left the hull
en which they were working in the
yard of the Baltimore Drydock and
Shipbuilding company. Tha man re
fused to work until a decision was
rendered on their demand for $10.50
day for riveting Rang of two man
nd a boy, all of whom are employed
on what is called "allowance work."
The present day scale for chipper
and caulkers is $6.60 for eight hours
with many man making greater aums
in getting time and half for over
time and double time for holidays
and Sunday. RiveUT make even
more, working on piece rates.
BABY AND SOLDIER
T TIMES MORE DANGEROUS TO
BE FIRST YEAR INFANT THAN
SOLDIER AT FRONT. '
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
S t Louis, March 20. It's seven
times more dangerous to be baby
hi the nrst year of life than to be
soldier at the front, insofar aa the
probability of dying is concerned, ac
cording to A. H. Li'hty, executive
secretary of the Central Department,
National War Work Council of the
Young Men' ChriMian Association
ef the United State.
Out of 2,500,000 babies in their
Arst year, 350,000 will die on an
average, he aaid, while out of the
same number of soldiers at the front
60,000 will die.
The life of soldier at the front is
only three times mere dangerous
than that of any citisen in aome
peaceful pursuit, he said. Out of
2,000,000 soldiers at the front, in
aured in London, an average of thirty
In each 1,000 have been killed in the
three years of war, he aaid. Death
from natural causes were ten in each
"sweat sesswessSBa. SB-saw
FOLLOWING THE FLAG.
According to a telegram yesterday
from Herschel A. Long who is in
the Quartermaster's Department at
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis,
to W. A. Long, his father, llerschet
waa promoted from tit rank of sec
ond Lieutenant to the rank of First
Lieutenant This is a well deserved
promotion and one which eomes rare
ly. e CALL 44 WHEN
e YOU HAVE NEWS
e FROM FRANCE.
e Undo a aw ruling of the
War Dspertaseat, there will a
laager be issued 'rasa W..S
lag tea lists ef the dead a ad
wauadad aaseag our boy la
Freaee. The Desertassat will,
however, coatiaee to tale
graph relative ef the fale ef
e When yea get sack) a asss-
cage fraa .Ike War Depart-
meat, ploaae Ulepkewe 448 sad
ask far the edit. The K.a-
tackiaa will aadertaae ta ia-
fere the eeaamueily ef the
156 CLASS ONE
Big Bunch of Selectires Ex-
mined Yesterday At the
FEW APPEALS ARE TAKEN
Volunteer Help Reiponds to
OH and Quick Work
Made of Job.
The Loral Draft Board and vol
unteer aasiiitanta made quick work
yesterday of the 154 Class One men
who responded to the call for 163.
All but Ave of these belong to Chris
tian county and the five were trans
fers. The work was completed in
a little less than three hours.
The responses to the call of Dr.
Rico for both medical and clerical
assistance were liberal and many of
these were men who have rendered
assistance heretofore and have be
come proficient in the particular task
assigned them. Several physicians
csme in from the county and entered
into the work like veterans. These
were Dra. 8. H. WiUiams, Crofton;
O. E .Wright, KelN; E. L. Gates,
Herndon; and G. W, I-ovan, Crofton.
The physicians assisting Dr. Rice
were: Drs. F. P. Thomas. E. L.
Gates, Austin Bell, -T. W. Terkins,
Frank H. Baasett, Oscar Fleenor,
Msnning Brown, 8. II. Williams and
O. E. Wright. The clerical and other
help was msde up of Geo. Harris, A.
A. Winfree, Sylvester Reese, Pren
tice Mercer, Jim White, Lute Petree,
Lawson Faxon, M. L Vlb, Steve Ev
erett, Tom Kelly, Alx Henderson,
J. T. Shrewsbury, snd K. M. Ander
son. Todsy another quota of 163 la
called for examination and mora help
will be needed. If you are willing and
able to volunteer throe hours todsy
to lighten the burden on these who
have been ao faithful, you should
report at the Avalon thia morning
between 8:30 and 9 o'clock
II. S. BUI
PEMBROKE GRADED AND HIGH
SCHOOLS TO USE TOBACCO
(Special to Kentuckian.)
Pembroke, Ky., Murch 20. The
Pembroke Graded School building
has been condemned as being danger
ous ami unfit for use and school will
be continued in the old Association
tobacco factory until tha present
school building is torn down and re
built. The building is made dan
gerous by reason of weak founda
tion and cracked walls.
FORMER OFFICIAL AND JUROR
CONVICTED OF GRAVE OF
FENSE in McLean co.
Calhoun, Ky.. March 20 W. A,
Shackelford, former sheriff of Mc
Lean county, and J. E. Cowgill,
prominent citisen, were convicted in
circuit court of interfering with the
carrying out of Juittire. Shackleford
waa fined 142V and given 4X daya in
jail, while Cowgill waa fined $221 and
sentenced to 23 day In jail.
The former sheriff wa accused of
persuading Cowgill to change bis
opinion in murder trial, causing a
hung jury. The sheriff was alleged
to have called him out of the hotel
room, where the jury waa locked
Mrs. Pearl Pike, a white woman,
waa married to Dick Wilhite, ne
gro, at Owenshoro, Monday. The
juuge wno ma men inera said he
thought tne woman waa mulatto.
They were arrested.
Experts Missed Connection
and Arrived in Hopkins
rille Too Late.
BIG CROWD WAS HERE
Expect To Return Middle
Nut Week Adrance
Notice To Be Given.
The btg road meeting called for
yesterdsy at 10 o'clock at the court
house had to be postponed on ac
count of the officials and experts not
retting here on time. The party
got into an auto mishap near Lexing
ton Tuesday and got into Louisville
too late to get accommodationa over
the L. A N. to Guthrie and were
compelled to wait in Louisville and
come over the I. C. which caused
them to arrive here at 3:30 p. m.
They remained hero over night and
left for Paducah at 5 .eO this morning
After spending several days in the
western psrt of the state they will
return here about the middle of next
week for the proposed conference.
A large number of people were
here yesterdsy from all sections of
the county to attend the conference
and hear what these ren might have
to say on building snd maintenance
of highways. It is hoped everybody
will return next week when these
men get bsck to us.
The party reaching here ia com-,
posed of C. D. Saesd, Bridge Engi
neer; R. C. Heath, Maintenance Ex
pert; and Waller F. Brooks, U. 8.
Senior Highway Engineer. Wm. a.
Canning, of Henderson and the coun
ty good roads men were here and met
with the Fiscal Court and Koad Com
Mr. Caning and Ibe other expert
officials are recommending the light
oil treatment for all jiaeadam water
bound roads with the patrol system
of maintenance. This treatment
eliminates all dust and prevents per
colation of water which softens the
surface of roads not o treated. This
method of treatment is recommend
ed over the usphalting method on ac
count of the high cost of the bitter.
MOVE TO PASS STATEWIDE
AMENDMENT WILL BE
(By International News Service.)
Albany. N. Y., March 20. After
six hours debate the Senate this aft
ernoon killed the Federal prohibition
amendment for this year, by the vote
of 25 to 21. Senator Brown served
notice he would move the passage
of the State amendment tomorrow,
DATE FIXED FOR WILLARD-
FULTON COMBAT PLACE
(By laUraatioaal News Service.)
Chicago, March 20 Articles of
agreement calling for twenty round
fight between Jess Willard and Fred
Fulton July 4 were signed to-day
The place for the fight la undermined.
NEALY aoo POUNDS.
A hog weighing 772 H pounds was
sold recently by Klmrr Adams, of the
Consolation neighborhood. It brought
$108.13. This ia U lieved to have
twen hte highest price ever paid here
for bog aa pork.
Dr. J. T. Ray, at May Held, has
brought $10,000 slander suit
against Cliff ShemwelL
Special hyacinth sale 6, 10, and IS
cents, cssh and carry plan, at MET
Cooperative Class Meeting
Held Last Night In Local
HEAD AUDITOR HERE
Class Initation Witnessed
Of Many Camps.
The local ramp ef the Modern
Woodmen of America was host laitt
night to large number of visitor
who were here by reason or the
cooperative class meeting which was
held last night in the local camp
hall over the Bank if Hopkinsville.
About 25 campa eere represented
by delegates, officers and candidates
for initiation. The (lass was com
posed of approximately 100 and
something like 40 or f0 were initi
ated into the order.
Head Auditor Henry F. Turner,
of Wickliffe, Ky., and State Deputy
J. W.Dellart, of Louisville, wore the
chief visitors and both delivered ad
dresses on woodcraft and took part
in the lodge work.
The degree work was put on by
officers selected from various camps.
The M. W. of A. is one of the lead
ing fraternal insurance orders in this
section and has a large and active
membership The fraternal features
are first class and the management
clean and economical.
(By lataraational Nswe Service.)
Milwaukee. Wis., March 20. With
the returns of only twenty counties
lacking, I-vnroot lead Thompson by
nearly 3,000. Congressman I-cnroot
declined to discuss a rumor that he
would withdraw from the Senatorial
contest in favor of Joseph Davies,
the Democratic nominee.
CRISIS IN JAPAN
(By Intcraational News Sarvice.)
Tokio, Msrrh 20. A cabinet cris
is, it is rumored, is imminent. There
are strong reports of the contemplat
ed formation of a coalition govern
ment. It is generally understood
that Japan postponed intervention
in Siberia awaiting the outcome of
a further exchange o views with the
The effect letiea of onr lUiiHre les-ud givklly upon the observe! Iia
of our alrmeo who photograph the enemy's It lira. The all plane grslles show
the stmpi yet efnctwit manner by which these anapa are takes.
Among Ladies Of Civic
League Over Proposition
0( Cigar Factory
PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT
Committee Of Ladies Will
Inspect Paducah Plant
The meeting at the Public Library
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock
called by Chairman I.. II. Davis of the
Application Committee for cigar fac
tory, was attrndeil by a fine repre
sentation of the Civic league, the
milliliters of the churches, and a few
business men. A targe number of
ladies entered into the discussion of
the proposition of securing the nec
essary labor among the women and
girls of the city, county and adjoin
ing counties. The business men were
nuked many questions by the ladies
who wanted to know. The ministers
pledged their hesrtiest support and
were intensely enthusiastic.
The lailies sll pledred their efforts
toward securing the necessary ap
plications to start the factory and at
the request of the buxiness men will
send a committee t three from
among their number to go to Padu
cah at once and inspect the cigar fac
tory there and make a detailed re
port of labor, working conditions.
health, morals, hours of labor, etc
In other words, tho factory ia to he
inspected from a woman's point of
The committee se'.eeted to make
this visit ia composed of the follow
Miss Jennie (ilaxs, Miss Mary
Walker, and Mrs. W. T. Fowler. They
will probably spend Friday in Padu
cah anil will return soon after their
cah and will reort soon after their
Let every limn, woman an I child
get interested in this matter and put
his or her whole effort into the prop
(By Intsrastionsl Nsws Ssrvice.)
Washington, March 20. Today's
International developments, as re
vealed at the White House and State
Department, were oflUially declared
to show that the only hoe for a
world peace now rests with the de
termination of the United States and
allies to wipe out Kaihcnsm.
Two colored doctors in Kvansville
has been commissioned lieutenants.
TRENCHES FROM AIR
Will Be Organized Through'
out State-Bill Passed
$35,000 IS APPROPRIATED
Hopkinsville Has Chance to
Secure One of Several
Among the various and sundry bills
passed Monday the Legislature was
one carrying an appropriation of
$:!!i,nnO for the organisation and
maintenance of a state militia, or
Home (iunrd, during the period of
the war. Some five or six companies
will be oorgitnied rnd these will
probably be distributed over the
state at mutable and strategic points.
Sometime back ton the question
of a Home (Uinr I Mas being agitated
the matter wan brought to the atten
tion of AdjutmR (ie-ieral J. Tsndy
Kill nt Frankfort. Aurnnre were
received at that tone from the Ad
jutant tlem r.il that t' e organization
f Home (iuar ls would l planned
nnd set in motion just as soon as
a law could he pawl authorizing
same and fund fo maintenance
provided. Th ha Nven done and
the oorani.at ion vill likely heirin at
an early date.
It is the opinion o the Adjutant
(ienerul th.it l!okm-villo would he a
good point for the location of a
company and that tln city and c un
ly is capable of film' Inn;- a lird
class lot of men lit for a Home
These con, panic : v ill be ollicered
by ex veteran of the Spanish Anier
ican war and other of previous nnli
taiy experience. Hopkinsville ran
furnish the idliiers ami the city and
coi'lv !iae the men. Your coopera
tiA ill noon be asked to help secure
a company for Hopkinsville; so be
prepared to answer the call when it
AT "GET TOCETHl R" BANQUET
OF NEW JERSEY DEMO
CRATS las r night.
(By International N Service.)
Newark, N. J. March 0. "I'pon
American warriors returning from
tho war will depend the politics of
the future. It will be sincere ami
stripped of meaningless phrases,"
said President Wilson in a letter read
here to-night at a "(,et Together"
Banquet of the Democratic State
Committee. Ho called upon the
Democrats of New Jersey to build
their party plans upon the founda
tions of social justice ami service to
JUDICIARY COMMIT 1 EE AGREES
TO UPHOLD HANDS OF
(By InUrnaliunsI News Service.)
Washington, March JO. A victory
for the adiidni .tr itioii was won today
when the Senate judiciary commit
tee agreil II to 7 to report the
Overman bill to the Senate with the
recommendation that it be passed.
This bill place the executive branch
es of the Government directly under
l.i... ...I I I....
lue rviiii'M vi o nun ill.
The casualty list Tuesday con
tained 30 names, ('apt. I'helps Col
lins was included among those killed
in action. Lieut. Gec;ge O. Middle
ditch died of accident. The casual
ties were divided as follows: killed
in action two; died of accident, three;
died of wounds three; died of dis
ease twelve; woundtd severely t,
Proclamation Issued by the
President Directs Sec'y
Of Navy Daniel?.
4000,000 TONS OF SHIPPING
Will Come Under The
Stars And Stripes
(By Interaatioaal Neva Service.)
Washington, March 20. President
Wilson tonight issued proclamation
directing Secretary of the Navy Dan
iels to take over all Dutch shipping
in American porta. The ship will be
manned and operated by the Navy
nnd United State shipping board aa
may be deemed expendient. The
owner will be fully compensated.
Under the proclamation, which waa
issued at 7 o'clock tonight, 400,000
tons of Dutch shipping within tha
territorial waters of the United States
were taken over. At the same time
similar action wss taken by the) al
lied governments on 200,000 tons
of Dutch ships in their respective
ports. Ships taken over by America
will be immediately riE into service
in the most vital war work of the)
' moment, getting men to Franca and
food to allies. The Netherlands flag
tricolors of France and Italy will
Ijackstaffs of vessels throughout the
J world, tot;ling 600,000 tone of eore-
' Iv needed tonnage. Tomorrow morn-
i . " . ...
nig the star and stripes, tna mer
chant ensign of England, and the
tricolours of France and Italy will
lie hoisteil in it place and the ship
w ill start their service in democracy's
cause. Tonight' action ended the
grip of tiermany on some of the finest
ship tonnage in tho world, held idle
because of Germany's coercive irtess
ueres against Holland. Pree. Wilson
issued statement simultaneously
with the proclamation reviewing the)
negotiations carried on with Holland
for ships, pointing out Holland's final
reply while in itself unacceptable,
might under other conditions have
served as a basis for further nego-
(Br lateraatioaal News Ssrvics.)
Oakland. Calf.. March 20 Ten
men were convicted of drinking a
toast to the Kaiser to-day and sen
tenced to three months in jail and a
BELL THE CUT
(By latarMtioaal News Ssrvk-)
Washington, March 20 A plan to
bring about world peace by means
of s trade boycott upon Germany
waa proposed in the Senate to lsy
by Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, lie
proposed the formation of a U-agua
of all nations opposed to Germany
ana to clues commerce to Germany as
long aa the war last.
ftiwl.l L...i.ili ..1. S IA nd If.
cents, rash and carry plan, at MET-
vALF C 5.
In the drive May 20, Kentucky
wiU be asked to furnish fl.OOO.Ovtf.