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Established 1879 Vol XU-D .i y Vol. 1. No. 14
H0PK1NSVILI E, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1918.
i iic o vents.
! DITOM COi'u'ENf j
Cad 449 if 'r.m fall I g.t Ik.
Keataekiaa promptly. And if yoa
ba a saw llaaa, ekeae it to Ika
mm aaaibr. .
The dayliirht saving bill, that goes
Into effect next Sunday ia not ex-
par tad to cam any disorganisation,
but may causa confuaion if only a
part of tha pcnpla obacrva It. Here
ia tha plan outlined:
y Before retiring on next Saturday
me American nousenonier win act nia
clock an hour ahead and then may go
to Bleep and forget entirely about
daylight savjng until laat Saturday
of October. On that date ha will
reverse, the proceaa, turning back the
hands of the clock an hour and the
next day tha nation again will run
on Maun" time.
In tha lummer tha American man
actually will riae, t ran tact hia daily
business and retira all an hour earl
ier than haa been hia custom, but
with his clock an hour fast ha will
not know tha difference. An hour
of daylight thus will be conserved in
Tha plan's practicability and effici
ency have been affectively demon
etrated in twelve European coun
tries. Advocates of the plan in pre
senting their case to Congress ex
plained that the following benefi
cial results would be achieved by the
A great saving of llluminsnts, such
as oil, gas and electric power.
Harked conservation of coal.
Increased manufacturing produc
tion aa tha result of improvements
in working conditions.
General benefits to the national
health because of an additional hour
of daylight which may be devoted
Reduction in the coat of living to
soma who can raise garden truck for
. domestic consumption.
Tha Interstate Commerce Com
mission of the House, in submitting
a favorable report on the measure,
urged its passage for the following
"It is fairly calculated to accom
plish valuable economies in our na
"Tha comfort and convenience of
many millions of our people will be
promoted by its passage.
"It ia regarded as of special value
in the present national emergency."
Tha Daily Kentuckian Sunday
brought the first news of the succors
of the German dr'vj to the people
of Hopkinsville. Tjie telegraphic
naws kept coming d urine the night,
snd the paper Anally went to press
with reports up to one o'clock a. m.,1
snd tho paper was aiTivvrod f lU pa
trons by daylight with its news hot
from tha wires.
Tha German troops in the battle of
Cambria are closely estimaUd Hi 1,
164,000, about half of thiiir force on
tho Western front.
The British report 27 airplanes
shot down and 20 driven down Fri
day. Eight of their planes were
A leading newspaper of Tokio urg
es thai Japan supply all the ships
she can spars to America.
Gen. Allcnby's forces in Palestine
have croaaed the Jordan river and
are pushing on eastward.
Secretary Baker arrived in Eng
Pi fix Pi Pi fix fa
FOLLOWING THE FUC.
Gun Captain Beuel llanbery, of
tho U. S. Navy, arrived Sunday
night, on a ten days' visit to his
father, D. W. Hanbcry. He ia a gun
captain in tha merchant marina ser
vice and recently tha vessel, a gaao
i line tanker, ho was upon, was tor
pedoed, but managed to reach an
- Italian port where it waa deatroyed
by Are. Captain llanbery was sent
horns snd is swaiting another as
signment. Richard Durrett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. T. Durrett, who recently was
accepted for the marine corps, has
been ordered to report at Nashville,
from where he will be sent to i'aris
Island for training.
Prentice Thomas, son of Dr. F. P.
Thomas; Ben Cowherd, of Gracey,
son of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Cowherd.
i and Newton Wall, a nephew of .Mr.
' A. D. Noe, left for Nashville yvater
dayto enlist in the murine corps.
& lhtfafa Pi
fj WHITE WAY WORK.
Tha iron posts for tha White Way
have been put in place along Main
and Ninth streets anj the work of
installing the new lights will be soon
completed. , ,
Huns Resume Drive On Seventy Mile Front
Line Still Intact Gen. Wood Calls For More Men
S rilLLIOtJ IIEII
Mast Be Sent To France
From America, Half of
Them At Once
DRAFT AGE MAYBE RAISED
And War Legislation WiO Be
Speeded Up In Congress
As Result of His Report
(By Interaatioaal Naws Service.)
Washngton, March 25. America
must have army 5,000,000 men, half
or whom must be sent at once to the
Western battle front of Europe. This
is the message which MaJ. General
Leonard Wood brought from France
to the military affairs committee of
the Senate and delivered to the com
mittee in executive session this afV
ernoon. It may result in action by
tha committee to speed up Legisla
tion for raising the draft age and
otherwise increase the nationul arm
ies. General Wood said "we are going
to win, we cannot loose." As to
reports about the mysterious German
ordinance reported as shelling Paris.
I do not believe there is such a gun.
The longest range gun we heard of
over in France was rumored to be
capable of throwing a projectile 2'J
miles. We, however, are nut able
to verify the report.
THIRD LIBERTY LOAN NOT AS
LARGE AS HAD BEEN
(By lateraational News Service.)
Washington. March 25. The
Third Liberty Loan will total f.1,000.
000,000 four and one-fourth per
cent. Secretary of Treasury McAdoo
made this announcement tonight aft
er a conference with Chairman
Claude Kitchin of the House ways
and means committee. The decis
ion came as a distinct surprise the
amount and interest rate both fulling
below expectations. It had been ex
pected that the loan would total
five billion at least, but Secretury
McAdoo pointed out that war expedi
tures were fulling below estimates.
The money market is in such a condi
tion that it will not be necessary to
pay 4V4 percent, as had been expect
ed. April 6 data was set for open
ing the Bond Campaign. Secretary
McAdoo must have trie authority of
Congress to increase the rata from
4 to 4 V, per cent, but the expected
bill will be rushed through.
DRUNKEN DARKEY ATTEMPTS
ESCAPE BUT ELZE YANCEY
PROVES A RUNNER.
Quits a little excitement was af
forded thus who happened to be on
East Ninth Street yesterday after
noon about 3 o'clock when a drunk
en negro attempted to make hia get
away. Tha negro was arrested at the
L. A N. depot on a charge of drunk
enness and placed in Elxe Yancey's
car by Policeman Harnett and lted
Hams and started foe Police Head
quarters. On Hearing the croasing of
Ninth and Clay tha negro decided
to make an effort to free himself
and raised up and pitched Usrnett,
who was sitting onthe prisoner's lap,
out of the car onto the ground and
leaped out and dashed into Eighth
street back of Leavell'a stable where
ha waa captured by Elsie Yancey
and held down till help arrived. The
negro was very stubborn but was led
on to the Jail and locked up.
Policeman Barnett sustained a
scalp wound about an inch long above
tho ear which bled very profusely
all tha afternoon but it is not re
garded as seitous.
CONDITIONS IN THE FACTORY
AT PADUCAH FOUND TO
A proposition hss come to Hop
kinsville in which every etixen of
the town should be interested. This
is the location here of a factory to
make cigars for the American Cigar
Company, an establishment which
would give employment to at least
300 women and girls. The require
ments are, on the part of the con
pany that they can rent a suitable
building and hava a guarantee of
300 steady workers, about 100 of
these to begin as learners on the
opening of tha factory and others to
bo added as rapidly as the first work
ers become experienced.
These requirements hsve been set
before the public by the H. B. M. A.
and those business men who have in
vestigated believe that the financial
results will be good for the business
interests of the town. But the men's
committee was not satisfied to look
at tha matter from a purely business
standpoint since the acceptance of
the offer of the company to come here
meant the employment of so many
of our women and girls who were not
accustomed to factory work. So it
waa decided to send a committed of
women selected by the Civic League
to look more closely into the condi
tions which surround the workers
with a view of knowing the effect of
the work on the women and qirls
who were employed.
This woman a committee waa to
find out whether the girls in the
I'aducah factory, which ia nearest to
us, were satisfied with their work.
whether ,t waa injurious to their
health, whether they mada more than
a living wage, whether women of
mature years had a chance of mnk
ng good in this work, whether there
wss any chance of promotions, wheth
er tha work and surroundings had
any bad effects on the moral wel
fare of tha girls. These and like
questions were of the first Import
ance and the questions which were
put to nearly .!0u of the girls at
work bore directly on these points.
Tho committee found the girls to be
of an average of intelligence ami aft
er an explanation of the reasons for
asking personal questions found
them to be ready and willing to uns
wer all the questions asked- They
all expressed themselves as sutislied
with their surroundings and particul
arly with the wages paid. There wus
sn evident spirit of friendly rivulry
between the various groups and in
dividuals, between friends and rela
tives employed as to which could fin
ish most of the piece, work. The
moat evident satisfaction wus ex
pressed by those who hud tried vari
ous other callings and occupations
and found the cigar fuetory the eas
iest and the best paying i f any.
The average of health, to judge by
appearance, was good, several who
were of nervous temperament hail,
by their own statements, ; a i i I
in health ami they ull looked to be
well-nourished. That they make
more than a living was evident !y
their reports of the number of Thrift
Stumps they had bought anil the
amount of money deposited in the
savings' bank at euch bi-weekly pay
duy by those who were making the
ageruge wui'e, and above the average.
Just here it may be well to state that
the average is (l(l.'0 per week,
though a number gave as their wage
12, 13 and It dollars per week. The
rapidity with which they rise to bet
ter pay is bused on their skill, and
quickness. In from (i to 15 days
they are, most of them, placed on
what they term "good work," in 40
to 60 days they are on "piece work"
when the wages rise from tha begin
ning fl.00 according to tha ability
of the worker. Board coats from
fi.&O to those doing light housekeep
ing to $3.50 and 5.00 at boarding
houses and homes.
A number of older women were in
terviewed and these were found to be
pleased with the woilc aa compared to
any other they had ever dona as to
ease and remuneraton. Older wo
men are not so quick, but are rap
able of making better wagea than in
any other occupation oeu to them.
There were three women instruc
tors in the room where the cigars
are made and wrapd. Two of these
were sent from the Louisville factory
where they were promoted from
workers to be instructors. The oth
er bad been m worker in tha factory
for four years, and alter an interval
of absence from the work was giveu
a, job as instructor.
Tha surroundings are better than
ia saany factories and so fs as
COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY TO
UNVEIL ONE WITH EIGHT
STARS THIS AFTERNOON.
The public Is invited to the Service
King Raising of tha Christian County
Medical Society at the Public Library
this afternoon at 1 :30 o'clock. There
are five stars on the flag now and
other physicians are on waiting ord
ers. Thosa who are now in the service
or who are soon to go are :
Drs. Rsndolph Dade, Jr . Stanley
Strobe, Irl Thomas. J. L. Barker, It.
L. Woodard, r. P. Thomas, R. F. Mc
Daniel and C. M. Gowcr, of Trenton.
DISCLOSED A TOlAL OF 1,263
PERSONS IN THE CITY
The rensua of the two Baptist
churches taken t-vo weeks a,r dis
closed some inUrcst-iv statistics.
These were found to be a total of
1,263 persons in Bi.ptist families in
side the city. Li the cradle roll
department under 3 years old there
are 20 boys and 29 girls; from 3 to
5 there are 11 boys ami 15 girls;
from 5 to 9 yei's 1? boys nnd
girls; from 9 to 1'.' youri. VI boys
and 42 girls; from 12 t 111 year.
35 boys and 57 .rl.: from 1(1 to 20
yours, 37 boys nnd 50 girls; above
20 years, 324 muLs and 525 females.
There were found HIT n. embers or
former member of other Huptit
churches not ho' ing membership in
the First or Second churcnes.
could be seen by investigation there
was no influence which won 1. 1 be cal
culated to hurt the morals of the girls.
1 he rooms are light and well venti
lated, the wholu atmoipnere ia busi
ness-like. There is a rest room ami
girls go there when they arc not feel
ing well, and if they are really ill
a physician ia called. They are given
cure by the women instructors. The
committee feels, however, very
strongly that if Hopkinsville secures
such a factory that the rest room and
toilet facilities should he better than
ut Puducuh factory, also that a com
petent matron should be employed by
tho company to be on duty all the
hours that the girl are in the build
ing. The need of a matron ia ob
vious and the men of our city, who
have the matter in hand, realize the
fact and are prepared to make this
one of the conditions of the locution
of the factory here.
As a business proposition, and u
financial aid to our city it is hunt
to see where a better opportunity will
ever be presented to us. At the
anie time it should oe reuli.ed by
our churches, and women' organ
izations, that the gathering of such
a number of girls and women to
work is a great opportunity for con
structive welfare work, and a respon
sibility thut should not Ik) shirked.
The wur is bringing great chunges
und one of the greutest of these is
the necessity, and the privilege of the
women working in many ways anil
places formerly occupied by men, and
the changes due to the entrance of
women aa wage-earners in every com
munity. But if the health and mor
als are safeguarded we need fear
no radical change. Women will grow
stronger and more independent, and
these are both desirable qualities.
II. A KARLK FOWLER,
MAKY V. WALK Kit,
JENNIE K. GLASS,
DEATH CLAIMS MISS
LIZZIE T. FRUIT.
Miss Lizzie T. Fruit died at noon
yesterday at the family home 6 miles
east of town on the Butler road.
She had long been ill of a stomach
trouble. Miss Fruit waa a daughter
of tho lata ('apt. Bam Fruit and was
a sister of County , Attorney Sam
T. Fruit 8ho was a member of the
Universalist church. Interment will
be in tha family burying ground to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock, with
funeral axercuwa by Rev. Thoa.
Two men wera shot and one
stabbed ia a fight at Kalyersviile yesterday.
HELD MEETING YESTERDAY FOR
ORGANIZATION WORK FOR
THE NEXT FAIR.
A meeting of the directors of the
Pennyroyal Fair was held at th II.
11. M. A. yesterday afternoon, tho
object of the meeting being to re
ceive reports from the committee
chairman in charge, of preparing the
premium lists for the vnnnui depart
ments. President Holland Gnrnctt
presided. Some of the committee
men were ready but others nskeil
further time nnd the business: was
postponed until the meeting to be
held two weeks hence.
BEING DONE BY HOPKINSVILLE
EGG CIRCLE SHIPMENTS
MADE EVERY MONDAY.
Things do move! And what is sur
prising, is the number of things that
enn happen all uround and about us
and near us ami the public still re
main ignorant or uninformed as to
Yesterday a Kentuckian reporter
chanced to drop into the store room
in tho Ilille Building where a bunch
of gentlemen ami Indies were in
tensely interested in some kind of
work. l!y nosing in. and using the
"butt in" privilege of u reporter he
learned that the Hopkinsville Egg
Circle had just made a weekly ship
ment of eggs and were rejoicing tliut
the St'iO dozen shipped yesterday net
ted members of tho Circle ,'liie per
dozen. This price was received lifter
paying all expenses, like room rent,
secretury hire, stutincry, egg crates,
Mrs. 8. E .Adair is the champion
egg producer of the county. One
week she gathered from her flock
of hens 104 dozen eggs. These netted
Mrs Adair $:il.20 at .UK- per dozen.
Mrs. G. II. Stowe is tho president
of the Circle and siie is receiving
f i!0 per month from i.'.O hens.
This Kgg Circle ha.i only about
thirty members but should have a
hundred or more. If thu member
ship were large enough tihipmciils
could be mude twice , u week.
Mr. M. E. King is the secretary und
if any one will join pleiuu write
Mr. King, llupkinsville, Kv , Uoute
li, or cull him by plume, till 3. It
Costa nothing to join.
DEATH OF HENRY DURRETT OC
CURS IN FLORIDA LAST
Henry Durrett died in Florida Sat
unlay where he had gone in the hope
of improving his failing health. Just
what wus the immediate cause of hu.
death has not yet been learned here
but is supposed to be some disease
incident to old age, he being 73
Mr. Durrett was born and raised
in Christian county and haa a large
number of relatives in both Hopkins
ville and Christian eounty. After
leaving this county he lived in I.ouis
villa some time but at the time of
his death lived in Midway, Kentucky.
The body will arrive here today ac
companied by John T. Durrett, a
brother of the deceased. Just what
train will bring the remains is not
yet known, but friends are expecting
them on tha 10:20 L. A N. today.
The funeral party will go imme
diately from the train to Kiver.adc
cemetery and a short service will be
conducted by Rev, Everett 8. Smith
at tha grave. .
(Be IsIwmiUuI News S.rvUe.)
New Orleans, Mar. 85. Orders
have beet) received ken today that no
rice will be sold except to the Gov.
BRIDES ARE GLAD
SHOULD BE PURCHASED EARLY
BUT HOARDING IS RULED
The Christian County Fuel Com
mission presided over by John J. Met
cslfe, met at Dalton Bros, office yes
terday to lay In-fore the dealers the
fuel regulations for next season.
Hoarding of fuel is strictly forbid
den. In order to avoid the critical and
famine-like conditions that obtained
lust winter, the fuel administrators
and dealers are uriring that all coal
houses, bins, and cellars he filled ear
ly with what will be a reasonable
season's supply. In order tn guard
against any unusual storing or hoard
ing of coal, it hus been ordered
that no domestic consumer of coul
or coke shall have inure than he has
already used up to March III. I'.ilH
To provide against misrepresenta
tion each dealer must take the state
ment of each purchaser, this order
"When an order is placed by a
consumer, anil Iteture delivery can
be made on same, the consumer
must certify, in blanks provided by
the retail dealer, to the following in
(a) Tho amount of coal used by
him in the twelve months ending
March 31. lt I H.
(hi Hie annum o( coiii the con
sumer has en hand.
tbl The amount of coal the con-
to meet his actual and necessary re
quirements prior to .March 111, l'Jl'.i.
(d) The amount of coal he has on
order und the name of the person
from whom ordered."
(By International News Service.)
Washington. March 2.1. President
Wilson's message to Field Marshall
(ien. Iluig. of the British furies, ex.
pressing confidence that the British
will he aide to hold the Lines, had mi
excellent effect upon odiciul Washing
ton. General .March, Chief of Staff.
declared his confidence in the out
come. 1.PY ARRES1ED.
(By International News Service.)
Camp Logan, Houston, Tex., Mar.
2 ".-- Suspected of ht-mg a (German
spy. George Mayer, aged III. a religi
ous work director of the army Y. M.
C. A. here was arrested by military
authorities tinday. He came from
Brooklyn, N. Y.
(By InUrnalional News Service.)
Washington, March '.".- (ieneral
Pershing toniglit reported thut two
IUS.lll.1ll.l llllllj.llliy JO k)ll.lllll,1,lj
have been engaged with the British
in oH-ration connected with the Ger
RESOLUTIONS FROM MIN
Whereas, The entire n il mi is deep
ly impressed with the scrum r-csr of
these days and we are culled upon
to respond in every way to the calls
of the Liberty Loan Directors, Red
Cross, and Y. M. C. A., and,
Whereus. Our churches are uls.i
open to the interests of ad these
movements, and we are iidtet to en
dorse and assist all un..Tial,nii;t of
He it Res live. I, That we urgently
re i pi est those in charge of the dunce
to be given on next rriday evtning tj
dispense with said dance and refrain,
in the future, from givinir dances in
the name of the Red Cro.s:
He it Riwdved, That wn feel that
the seriousness of these days, and the
saereilness of the c.tu ! l'ie Red
Cress, fully justify our position and
THOMAS CHAPMAN. Sec'y.
TO CATTLE JERSEY MEN.
A1! parties who wish to enter cat
tle in the Registered Jersey sale to
be held ill M.iy are ,'iille.l to meet
with the committee nl the II. II. M.
A. ullice, in Hopkinsville, Saturduy
morning, March 30, ut 1U o'clock, and
bring the registration papers of all
csttle they wish to enter in the sale.
It ia very necessary for this to be
done on account of getting out the
T. A. KING. Chairman,
J F. MASON, '
J. E. GARY,
C U. M0KR13.
To Prepared Positions Before
The Break at St
TO DISTANCE OF 15 MILES
Great Double Flanking More-
ment the Evident Purpose
of the Enemy.
(By International News Service.) ,
LoNimN, MARCH 26. THE
SKCONH STAGE K THE GREAT
gkkman nnivi: has nrr in. it
CONSISTS OK A IrOUBLtt TURN
ING MOVEMENT. DKSlGNF.lt TO
THROW THE WHOLE BRITISH
LINK HACK TO THE ItoYE ALB
ERT LINE AND TO OUTFLANK
THE FRENCH FRONT FROM No
YON TO KIIEIMS AND ULTIMATE
LY AS FAR AS THE SWISS BORD
WITH Till.' I ' I i'I" f t ..' f ItV TUP
GERMANS OK THE TOWNS OF
NF.SI.E AND GCISCARD. fUK
BRITISH POSITIONS ON THE
SOMME. BETWEEN BAPAUME
AND PFUO.NNE, 11 W E BEEN VIR
TUALLY H!TFI.ANKEIl AND RE
TIREMENT TO Till: FRKSI.OY-
H Al l NKS URI I . f.iir, LINK IS
UNDER WAY. WITH THE FALL
OK BAPAUME OKH( TAI.I.LY AN-
Ml . K I l!Y 1 l TIIK KRIT.
IS II rO( KS IN Ti!K NORTH. AKJi--
ai 1 1 i.vi .a i n , .1 . i ;-iii;i KD TO
DRAW BACK To III!-: ARRAS
ALBERT SECTOR I i ABOUT TWO
YEARS AGO. A Hi llTlNG K fi
ll It EMENT, TIIKIMKOKK. AP
PEARS to BE in i ':oci:ess A-
I.ONG A LINE OF ,.i .MILES TO
PREPARED POSITIONS. THE
GERMAN ADVANCE TO CENTRE
AT ST. y IE NT IN L.'S REACHED
A DEPTH OF I". MILES SINCE
THE DRIVE BEGAN THE MO
MENTUM OK THE GERMAN ON
SI. AUGHT HAS SWUVi AGAINST
THE FRENCH FRor BETWEEN
NOYON AND SiilSSONS. THE
BRITISH LINE IS STILL INTACT
M.THOUGH BADLY BENT. ' '
GENERU. H A 1 1 1 THIS EVEN
ING RETORTED THAT THE GER-
M t V .i"l'l. I '1-1. m... . .
i'mii.m r.u ill MK1KE '
HARD ON A Will K. FRONT ALL
DAY. USING FRESH TROOPS
GEN. HAIG APMI.s THE BRIT
ISH WERE FORCED TO GIVE
! r UKTHER GROUND. THE BRIT
ISH GENERAL MM F IS RUSH
ING UP REINFORCEMENTS.
BOTH .MEN AND GUNS. TO RE
PLACE THOSE LOSV.
BY A GUN SIXTY MILES AWAY
AND THAT FRENCH HAVE
(By lat.ru.ti.ul News Service.)
Washngton, Mar. J5.Tl.e French
official statement .u.i ....u. l .
night, for the Urst time admits that
... .... actually been bom Larded
by a gun slxtv . .,
rt. . , . siiiomer
otbcin aUtement .Uo .Jlniu th.t
ii I. rM,p' h"v" bwn vnagei on
bank of the Oiae river.
(Br UUe..U... N.. ServW.)
American An.... i-
in rrance. March
American observvr- Veoort a
greater a.-tmty behind th- V
lines. U.t - ,h
. f Cusuir" (,"rm"" M"1
lAmerca. pJTt " th