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Established 1879 Vol XL-Daily Vol. 1. No 12
HOPigNSVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918.
Price 3 Cent.
"OUR SERVICE FLAG
DECISIVE BATTLE -IS ON IN FRANCE
I. Call 44t If yea faU ! set lk
1 Kealwckiaa prewptly. Ami if yoa
fcave a aew Haas, shea H la Ike
Th British official report aaya 28
German airplane war brought down
in air battle thi week.
Tha Dutch aridently still adhere
to tha idea that tha Dutch should
Ona of tha flnal acta of tha Houa
was to kill tha hill to legalise boi
Inf by a rota of 43 to 42.
Tha Rives registration bill waa de
feated in tha closing- hours of tha
German attack on tha West front
Wedneaday were iwrcesafully re
pulsed by the French and Portuguese
Evansrill ha aupplemented the
lour minata men apeaAera with an
organisation of fourteen-minute wo
Gen. Penning says the plan to
record the vote of soldier in for
eign fields in their local electiona at
noma ia impracticable.
. German fliers are now fighting the
Americana with mustard gas, thus
furnishing the Sammies with materi
als to plaster their backs with when
the retreat to Berlin gets under way.
A shell fell close to Secretary
Baker while he was visiting the front
trenches one day this week. He and
his escort were showered with flying
debris, but they were not injured.
i i -OOO
The British admiralty report the
loss by mm or submarine of seven
teen British merchantmen last week.
Of these eleven were 1.400 ton or
ever, and si under that tonnage.
Two fishing vessel were lost. Elev
en merchantmen were unsuccessful
ly a tUcked.
The value of the enemy owned
property which the government has
aeixed, and which will be sold when
the bill Just passed the Senate shall
havs been put through the House,
is roughly estimated at $1,000,000,
000. The amount derived from the
sale will be credited to the German
Government, but will b esubject to
claims for indemnit1 and damages
which the United State will tile
air I nut Germany a the conclusion
of the war. The threat of Germany
to confiscate American property will
affect only few millions of dollars
t i . it i
Legislature ueeas ueman
and Recommendations Of
SALARIES ARE AFFECTED
ILL A. Committee Spends
Week In Frankfort
SuptFoster A Member.
DUFFY AND POGUE ARE NOT
LEGISLATED OUT WITH
With the night sesion extending
far into the night, the General As
sembly closed its session Wednesday
night with less confusion than ha
' characterised the closing night of
previous sessions, but with hilarity
?. sufficient to glsdden the hearts of the
. V members and crowded gallery. The
it members felicitated each other and
, ( apologies were msde by those who
felt they had offended in the heat of
debate and accepted by those who
, . had been the target of the verbal
' assaults during the session.
No business wss before the House
for the night session, except to nisrk
time wsiting for the Senata to pass
on House bills still pending to see
if any amendments were attached
thereto to be concurred in or rejected
by the House. The four amendment
- to the Legislative Restricting Bill
were reported to the House by Sen
,' ator Brock, who requested that the
first, third and fourth amendment
be concured in and the second on
rejected, snd this request wss ac
ceded to by a unanimous vote of the
House. The second amendment placed
, three counties ni on district, which
ia contrary to the section of the Con
stitution which provides that not
more than two counties shall compos
Two men got by the recommenda
- tion of the I'robo Committee in the
closing hours of the session, on be
ing Marion F. Pogue, Inspector ofj
The legislative committee of the
K. E. A. appointed last April during
tne Kentucky educational Associa
tion meeting in Louisville spent the
whole of last week in Frankfort
promoting the school legislation
which had been outlined as exceed
ingiy important and rery ursrent at
this time in order to meet the ex
ireme necesauie existing in our
Supt L. E .Foster is a member of
the committee and spent butt week in
the state capital and did yocman ser
vice in having these law passed. He
ha prepared a summary of th
law bearing upon the public school
snd thi summary is aa follow:
Summary of laiportaat School Laws
No. 1. Salary of teachers. The
Kentucky Legislature has just passed
law nxmg the minimum salary for
teacher in second class schools at
150.00. In order to meet this in
crease in salary, th length of the
school term will likely be affected and
the law further provided that unl
the state funds are sufficient to meet
those salaries, that the length of the
school term shall be reduced to six
months, but that whenever the State
funds are sdeiiuate, the school term
msy be extended to seven months and
then to eight.
This same bill rearranged pay day
for teachers. It fixes the second Sat
urday in September as the ft nit pay
day instesd of the second Saturday
in October, provided for In the old
law. It further provides thst on or
before the first of each month, be
fore pay day, the State Treasurer
shall issue checks for teachers' sal
aries in the various co. and in case
the fund are not available, he shall
iasuo to tho County Superintendents
interest bearing wsrrants; thereby
making it possible, for the teach
ers to be paid promptly on each pay
No. 2. School census. The ago of
hool children hua been changed
from 6 to 20 to to 18. The law
provides, however, that any one who
in school, either common or high
hool when they reach 18 may con
tinue until they have completed the
full course of study.
This new law will reduce slightly
the number of pupils in each district,
but willuiso produce a larger per
but will also produce a larger per
attendance bused on the census for
the County snd State.
No. 5. A Isw niak ng 30 cents on
the f 100 worth of property the maxi
mum for school purposes instesd of
20 cents, which was the maximum
under the old law, was passed.
No. 4. A law providing for the
acceptance and also compliance with
Hughes Federal Aid Law, providing
for vocational agriculture in schools
was passed. This Federal Aid will
bring to Kentucky about $31,000 the
Amt year and thi amount will be
increased annually after the flrsl
No. 5. A bill was passed making
th teaching of agriculturo compul
sory in th common schools.
Schools, and John C Puffy, Special
Assistant Attorney General. Th
House amended the ornate bill with
reference to abolishing the office lield
by Pogue and when the Senate re
fused to concur In the amendment
nd the House refused to recede
therefore a conference committee
wss sppointed composed of Senstors
Anile, Frost snd Kichurdson and Re
publicans Hsrdin, Lsughlin and Bowman.
The committee reported to the
Senate that the amendment should be
concurred in order to keep the posi
tion out of politics. Th Senate fol
lowed the advice of committee snd
su reported to ths House. The reso
lution recommending the abolishment
of the office held by Duffy was lodged
ith the Rules Committee of the
House several days ago and there it
wss allowed to die. It was th opinion
of a majority of th committee that
the Governor had the power to abol
ish the ollice at any time under the
section of the statute treating it and
that th legislature should take no
action on the resolution.
IN SID PILE
the Cellar of the Lati
Thomas Wood, Who Died
SEARCH MADE BY HEIRS
Was Rewarded Bjr the Rich
Find Yesterday Alter
Orcr The Expressed
of The President
FARMERS GET NET PRICE.
The heirs of the lute Thomas Wood,
who diet! near Julien a month ago,
met by agreement yesterday at his
late home to search for an unknown
amount oi money the dead man was
supposed to have concealed some'
where about his premises. They
were richly rewarded for buried in a
pile of sand in one corner of the cel
lar under his bouse was found f3,G"0
in gold. The money was on lop of
the stone floor of the cell.u, but was
concealed by the sand and a lot of
rubbish thrown upon it. It had oriy-
nally been in sacks, parts of which
were found, but the coins were loose
in the sand and a careful search was
required to find them all. The dates
on the coins, mostly $") pieces, ran
back to 1890 and on up to aUiut 1918.
Those taking part in the search
were U. II. Stowe, A. M. Henry. VY.
II. Hammond, Alex Fort, Fntnk
Stowe and several others from Trice
This was the second find of money
in the deceased man's elTecls. Soon
ftcr he died there was found hidden
the leaves of an old book in a
tset currency Id the value of 12.078.
II In old bills, some thirty years old.
This money it is supposed had been
hidden by Mr. Wood's father. The
father and son had lived a Inn it lime
igether before the father died a good
many years ago.
1 ho two cash discoveries amount
tS.iiDHand the pniiicrty left make
e estate worth $I5,(HI0.
Mr. Wood was unmarried and was
very eccentric man who lived alone.
Ho left no will and his property will
descend by law to ciyht lieu s of the
same decree of kinship, or to the
heirs of those who are dead. These
Mrs. Caroline lLiryis, (irand Prai
Heirs of Barf Wood, Trim; county.
Mrs. Klizabcth Kllnum, heir of Wm
Wood, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Mrs. Saint I.eavell, Trenton, Ky.
Mrs. W. i. Wood s heirs.
JelT Hammond's heirs.
West Hammond's hrns.
Mrs. Alex K..rt, of Tri.2 county.
The House May Not Accept
The Increase And Veto
(By Inleraatioaal New Service.)
Washington, March 21. The price
of wheat to farmer was filed at
$2.50 a bushel thi afternoon through
an amendment to the appropriation
hill passed by the Senate.
The total appropriation carried in
the hill was over l-'H 000,000. The
adoption of th wheat price-fixing
section was forced through the Semite
over the sppositien lf he President
nnd the Food Administrator Hoover.
If the House should sgree to the sec
tion it may mean that the President
nay veto tie bill and send it bsck
to Congress for further consideration.
The President by executive onier hits
already fixed the wncnt price at
$2.20 bushel in Chicago for the l'JIH
crop. The Senate prire would guar
antee to the farmer at his local mar
ket $2.80. Debate on the hill brought
out strong the effort to please and
help the farmer by guaranteeing
them a price that would make wheat
raising worth while.
Big Crowd On Hand and Rhea
Sale Marked By Rapid
Long Hauls Will Be Elim
inated By Establish
DIRECT DELIVERY SYSTEM
Goes Into Effect April First
Announced By McAdoo
(By Inleraalional Newt Service.)
Washington, March 21 - Zoning
district, for the Letter distribution
and increased proiliu tmn of bitum
inous coal during the year beginning
on April I were announced todav
jointly by Fuel Administrator Gar
field ami K. It. Director Gen. Mc
Adoo. More than a core of separ
ate zones are laid oui. They plan
thesiinple and direct scheme of de
livering coal to the nearest consum
ing points. This will eliminate use
less hauling of thousands of miles
which competition htx-toforc exist
ing among coal producers made ncc
" ON THE BRITISH FRONT
London. Murrh 21. Armageddon
crashed loose just before dawn today.
Ilindenhurg's Western drive is be
lieved to be in full swing. His open
ing volcano of steel snd flesh is being
hurled sgainst the British on fifty
miles of front, from Scarpc down to
Vendeui, below St. Qucntin. This
front late this evening seemed pen
etrated by Germans in at least four
seclros. Night fall f.mnd the Ger-
mans continuing their drive forward
in the direction of Arras, Itapaumc,
Kpeny, Ham and Chimney. Jhe old
Solum battlefield looms up tonight
as the scene of the supreme clash
between the Teutons and British. The
buttle is spreading northward as far
as the coast on th French front
Verdun, Rheims and Champagne are
also storm renters. Today's develop
ments indicste the attack beginning
is the most gigantic drive yet made.
Report indicate that th oGrmans
did not fully gain objectives any
where. 'Will they bresk through."
Is the only question. Austrian
troops are participating in drive and
(iermans fur first time are report
ed using tanks.
PRIVATE PEAT." CANADIAN
WAR HERO Will. SURE HE
HERE SATURDAY, MMt. 30.
STILL STRONG DASH HADE
SALES GO OVER TEN MILLION
POUNDS FOR THE
Ono nf the bigijest live slock
sales held in this county for a lonii
time was held yesterday on the farm
of Ira C. Hhea 5 and balfjnilea out on
thu Bradsli.iw Pike. A bit; crowd
was in attend, ini-e and nearly every- I
one present was there ai a bidder on
some one or mure kind of stock of
fered. In the Kile were 81 head of Tine
cattle, ITi mules, 3 brood sow and It)
pii.ni, LTi shoals, 31 head of hlicep and
several lainlis, und a nice lot of hay.
Everything went at satisfactory pi ices
and the bidding wa:i, ii many in
stance, of the ra piil lire ju il.ty.
If you haven't read "1'rivate Tint"
yet, you had better do su, for he is
coming here to lecture on March .'HI.
under the auspices of the Red (.
His talk will be entirely different
irom nis hook, lor nis ihik win neui The hard
wun me general aspects or me war ..,rL ,i n... .,.... i i,,. ,.
his own part in it. He In,,, ,,., ,. i i,,.-,..,
you what to send that hoyn arousing them to almost heroic
Deliveries of tobucco the pie-t week
fell otf considerably from the two
or three weeks iirccevdnig. This ful
ling oft is due to the rsct that the dry !
windy weather caused (he weed to dry I
out and stopped the handling of i
same. Also the fiirmers have tnki-n !
advantage of the line farming wcath
er and are preparing for nnolluri
crnpof everything tlim can be grown !
on a furni Never were the "sold- '
lers (if Die soil so hiisv us now
FOUR GERMAN BOATS SFNT TO
BOTTOM IN AN ATTEMPT" -
TO ATTACK DUNKIRK.
London. March 21.- In a sea battle
olf Dunkirk early yesterday morning,
participated in by five llritwh and
French destroyers with a squadron
of enemy destroyers and torpedo
boMis, four enemy shi were sunk,
two destroyers and two torpedo boats.
tne Hritish dotroyrr wa hit but
Itrit-sh casualties were slight, and
none were sustained by the French.
The Cernian shio were attemntinv
which prevented i ,'",l"''' Dunkirk when brought to
of yours in France ami what not to
send him; he will tell you how tobac
co as it is smoked . the trenches
will not mnke him a cigarette fiend;
he will even tell you that the swear
ing he will do will not keep him out
of heaven. "Why, at times," says
Prat "even the sky pilots swear. And
if ever men are sure of heaven, it is
these same self sacrificing men of the
church who are hui.;an enough to
swear and to help in wur and um
pire hascliall on Sunday. They have
learned "religion is bigger than convention."
Senator Frank Kivcn and Mrs.
Wives returned frum Krankfott Lot
ti 1 lit .
TRENCH MORTARS CAPTURED FROM THE TEUTONS ON WEST FRONT
tm km Wm
w : - f-- ' ..:i-L.t- , , I, i . ' I
RMH kltlHM llMI
The average jnee for tobacco sold
on the loose floors the past week is
a little in advance or the previous
week, the highest price paid for any
on crop being $21. 10. The better
grades are much lit .emund ami the
bidding on these! is spirited
llelow is the summary of the lu
Week ending March II, 'JIH.
Sales for week 757. 1 l.r ll
Sale for season ... I tl.:!'i;.7:ill lbs
Sales this date, 1917 I l,.'l'.7.700 lbs
Average for this week $ I 1.32
Average for this searon $14.01
Common leaf ....
Fine leaf . i ..... .
. . .$10.00 to $1.
$l'. to $11
. .$i;i to $i:i
. . .$i.t to $n
$11 to $15
. . $1.1 Ml to $11
$11 to $14 50
.$1 I Ml to $15.50
$n; to iih
. . .$ih to $-o.ro
Hoard of Trade.
(By InUrnalioaal New Service.)
Milwaukee, Wi., March 21 Un
official returns from all counties in
the State give I-enroot, republican,
7,7:u Thompson, republican, 65,
7'.;i. Dnvies, democrat 61,793. Mc
Carthy, democrat 12,420. Rermr .
ADDED TO WAR BUDGET BRINC
TOTAL TO OVER EIGHT BIL
(Br Ul.raati.a.1 New Service.)
Washington, March 21. That ten
lo.lini) ton nun sinkabl tel freight
era, the largest of VcJBclli ,
the American ship building program
tun- to b continued h ik. u u
"I'l'init noaru was
The llrllish lrmMi have lakes luauy l.erinuu suns, hiiiuhiiiIIIou and oilier luiplviueuts of uxxb-rn warfare
recent conflict lu th Cauibral sector, Tb phoioMiiph show trviK'fej niortars captured from the Teuton.
(By laleraalieaal News Service.)
.Waialoa. March II The lidy
sum or i,uuu,ouo,unu wa aiMel to
the war budget today when President
Wilson signed the $rUO,UOO,0(IO rail
road control bill and the House
passed th $.MJu, 000,000 wsr (inanre
corporation measure Th extra bil
lion brings th total of money needed
be for June 30 up to $H. 655, 000, 000.
Thi sum including $3,155,000,000
thst will be required for th redemp
tion of th treasury certificate.
lfj New Service.)
W ashington. March 2t.?t U Vn
lerstood ths Dutrk nJT' ' 7 " ..
i wwvvrnmrni will
i. prot"t "Itsinst the sell-
MRS. BARNES DINNER.
Barn.. ..... . m
I - - - - m ' m viniirr
ennvrov.l i'..i.. i...
ft, i ii f H?Ul,v'"- "J Aud
tor Henry K. Turner, of WkklifT.
M i ,rVn,r the interest of th
Last night at 8 o'clock Mr. Blaine
ws-laar and Miss Dells
coupla), from the vicinity of kVUv.
r marrtod by Dr. C. M. Thomn-
n. at the uura, !.. ,.r tk.
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