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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918.
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DAILY AND WEEKLY
Th "referendum" submitted to
tho Kentuckian 's subscribers to dis-
-. ylng tha fact that about 96 per
tt,,n' 'Tor Daily over
" ' tho Weekly. At many noetofflce
'7 ubaeribar, whlU and colored.
. i t lu elected to take tho dally. Thara
".,. 'oro so faw weekly readers among
.'-J. tho Kentuckian't conatitoaney that
wears seriously baalutinf about put
ting on. a waakly edition. Tha Cour-
' iar-Jjffurnal baa long aineo dlscontino-
ad ita weekly paper and except aa a
purely local paper tha weekly no
longer meets the requirement of the
' fanner who ride In an automobile
and has a daily mail delivered at bia
door. Wa may concluda to push the
daily alono and not re-enter the
t . ' weekly (laid abandoned SO yean ago.
More than SO persona were arrest-
ed for. celebrating the German of
fensive In Chicago. Early in the
evening police war attracted to one
house by strains of "Die Wacho Am
lUtein," and as a result of arrests
made there. Federal and civil au
thorities combined in a drive through
oat a German settlement, where it
was found that a general celebration
was being held in many places, and
ia many houses groups were found
singing German songs. Bon Area also
were lit in soma parts of the city.
An official report says.it is per--"V
mitted to say what some have known
for a long time, that tha British nev
er Intended to try to hold tha for
ward positions in this region if the
Germane attr.cked In the force ex
pected. There ie every reason to be
lieve that harder fighting than has yet
tajiea place will develop shortly. The
v6ar"ln, in the British view, cannot
iowesitate in carrying on their at
tack and it is a ease of break through
or admit defeat.
' American mechanical ingenn't;' .in I
tha dlvLe it produce opcralod by
American tighten are going to win
the war on land, on sea and in the
'"air, 'In tho o'pinon of Henry Ford,
once a pacifist, but now one of Amer
ica's Hardest workers for democracy's
G srmany's great effort to brviik
the r.lied front, in the west anci
ently U no nearer ne.implishnicni
than it was on the day tho great
drive started, and she 1 estimated
c to have, lost 400,000 met n the (ui do
'effort during leas that- a week's I got-
Iris Barnett, a Louisville man, sajs
' he Invented a long range gun in I 'J Id
and sent the plana t tha British
government, and later waa notified
that his invention was not recom
mended. He now think the Germans
got hold of bis plans. and used tbe-n
to make the gua that shoots 7a miles.
Beatrice, when your beau stays
rtii 11 o'clock to-morrow night, go
to the clock and move the hands up
to 12 o'clock and tell him it is the
In exchange for stee' plates Japan
has o-eod to transfer one hundred
and fifty thousand tas of shipping
to tha I'nited States .
The .State Food Adniiniatrationa
iva been given authority to eum
fctkrily requisition any stocks of
wheat actually being boarded
Fix your sloek tomorrow night or
the Government will Ax It for you.
' The Huns cast anchor at the Ant-re
This yesr we will have peaoliless
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NET TUESDAY MORNING AT
EIGHT O'CLOCK AT OFFICE
OF H. B. A. '
Next Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock
a largo force of men and women will
meet at tho H. B. M. A. for the pur
pose of beginning the big campaign
to secure enough applications to in
sure tho establishment in Hopklns-
ville of the big cigar factory pro
posed by the American Cigar Co.
Many ladies and men havo pledged
themselves to devote a day to this
important matter and will begin the
day with a determination to succeed.
The publicity committee has been
doing much to aid this work but has
bigger things planned for next week.
A large number of applications have
been received already and the rap
idity with which these have been.
and are, coming !r ha given the
committee new hope and. new life
and a practical assurance that noth
ing now can prevent Hopkinsville
having the factory which is so much
needed. With 300 or more women
and girls working at good wages in
modern factory a large part of the
onerous burden of living will be lift
ed and independence established in
The reports of the two committees
who visited a like factory at Padu
cah should be convincing evidence
that would cause any girl who wants
to earn her own living to sign an
pplication for work in this factory.
The moral surroundings will be
carefully looked after and the health
tho employee carefully guarded.
The ministers of the various churches
the school teachers, the mothers, and
the Civic League have all entered
into this work heartily and are lend
ing their efforts to the end that we
shall not fail
The wages will be $1.00 per week
to start. After three or four weeks
tha employee will be put on piece
work and soon is earning from $8.00
to $15.00 per week.
The Secretary of the II. B. M. A.
Mr. Dalton, has rendered tho city
of Hopkinsville a valuable service in
bringing to ita citizens this golden
opportunity and if the buaineaa peo
ple do not tuke advantage of the op
portunity theirs is the loss. Next
week ttu) generals have planned to
go over tho top" and desire aa many
volunteers as will to have a part
in the lory of victory. If all will
pull together Hopkinsville can boast
of a factory worth while.
DEDICATION OF SERVICE FLAG.
With appropriate ceremonies the
High School service flag will be dedi
cated this morning at 10:30 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited to
The program is as follows:
Solo Our Glorious Country
Mrs. I. E. Barnes.
Patriotic Reading, Mary Joe Wallace
Orchestra. .. .Star Spangled Banner
Reading of names.
Salute to flag by school.
Addresses James Breathitt, Jr.,
Oglesby b'oysrs, W. A. Long.
Solo.. keep the Home Fires Burning
Miss Ruth Msjor. '
A road tax election will be held
in Graves county tomorrow.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, March 28. Tho fol
lowing casualty list from Gen. Persh
ing waa announced this afternoon:
One killed in action, one by accident,
sixteen died from disease, one severe
ly wounded, twenty-nine slightly
wounded and four'missing in action.
FOLIOWIKC THE FUG.
Under date of March 23, Harry
Tun Its, one of the "stars" on the
Kenluckian's service flag, writes from
"You probably will be surprised to
hear from me, but I just couldn't help
writing and telling you how much
I enjoyed reading four of the latest
copies of the Daily Kcntuckian which
were sent to me.
The paper is surely a great deal
better than I expected it to be, and
after reading the copies gsve them to
snother lloptown boy who is in the
Medical Corps here, whom I chsnced
to meet and he sure wao glud to get
them, because it waa just like get
ting a letter from home.
Give my regards to all the bunch.
Am getting along Tine and have
gained between 5 to 10 pounds since
As it is getting late I will hsve to
close, wishing you the best of success
with the Daily
Private Harry A. Tunks, A. S. .S. C.
113th Arro Service Squadron,
Le.tlie Crown, of Hie Fruit Hill
vicinity, in this county, has enlisted
in the United States Navy and left
this week for Norfolk where ho will
go in training. Mr. Brown has been
a teacher for several years in this
snd other counties, is a life graduate
of the Western State Normal School,
and for the past few montha hai been
Government Farm Agent for Pike
county, Ky. He is a bright, intelli
gent and energetic young man and
an able teacher. He is just the kind
of a man that will make good in the
U. 8, Navy.
Edward Breathitt left yesterduy
for Newport, Rhode Island, to begin
his training for service as a sailor
in the Navy.
Will 11. Owen has notified his moth
er here of his safe arrival in r ranee
March 2 I.
J. Summers Cooper, one of Hop-
kinsvillu's bust kuown young men,
has resigned his place aa book-keep
er for the American Snuff Co., and
will again volunteer for service. Mr.
Cot per made several attempts last
year but failed on account of undur
wvght. He has put himself through
a special course of dieting and the
fact that the weight requirements
have been lowered will also help
him this time in getting into some
brznch of the army, lie is anxious
for immediate service. Mr. Cooper
is a graduate of a military school
and has had much of the necessary
k k k
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Ensign Michasl Joseph Delehanty,
of Boston, Mass., was killed In a sea
plan full at Pensacola, Fla. Dele-
hsnty was born in Boston a 18V$.
(By laleraatioul Newa Service.)
Washington, March 28. The war
trade board announced tonight the
purchase of twelve Japanese ships
of an aggregate tonnage of 100,000.
Negotalions for 200,000 additional
tons are under way. In return Japan
is to get an equivalent tonnage in
GERMANY'S SECRET PLANS.
Germany's secret plans of con
quest have been again brought to the
light in a remarkable manner by the
publication of secret communica
tion sent by Berlin to Vienna last
year, outlining Germany's intentions.
It waa written by tho then Chancel
lor Michaelis, and through some
means fell into tho hands of Hugo
Haase, leader of tho Independent So-
c iii list in tho Reichatag, and was read
by him to the Main Committee of
that body. The following significant
passagea are quoted from the secret
comunication of Chancellor Mich
"The motive of all of Germany's
acta ia the lack of territory, both for
the development of Commerce and
colonisation. Germany has to solve
two problems the freedom of the
seas and the opening of a route to
thesoutheast. And thne two prob
lems rsn only be solved through the
destruction of England.
"Our object is the permanent se
curing of the German Empire in
Central Europe and the extension of
its territory. No one who under
stands the significsnce of thia wur
can doubt that, in spite of our wish
to be moderate, w shall not allow
ourselves to be deterred from ex
tending the borders of the empire
nd from, under all circumstances,
annexing such territories as are fitted
for colonisation and are not subject
ed to the influence of the sea pow
er. "We eg weaken her (Russia) ma
terially by taking away her border
territoriea, the Baltic provinces. By
using skillful policies the Bsltic pro
vinces can easily be Germanised.
They will bo settled with Germans
and their population will double it
self. That is the reason why they
must be annexed Tho frontier
between the German Empire and Po
land must be materially altered.
"In the Vosgea, the boundary line
must be improved by tho annexation
of some valleys, so that the German
frontier troopa can no longer be fired
upon from French territory. France
ill lose Briey and a strip of land
west of Luxemburg. The value of
Briey in an economic and military
sense Is evident ironi mo fact 1111
16,000,000 tons of iron ore are pro
duced there. For tho safeguarding
of tha German and Luxemburg irou
industry, Longwy must remain in our
These extracts arc from a docu
ment which promises to become his
toric, as showing the reel purpose of
Germany as contrasted with the pro
fuse declarations made by tho Chan
cellor to tho Reichatag regarding
Germany's desire for peace and its
repudiation of any wish to make
The forty-fifth aviator to meet
death aineo .October was killed on
the avatioa field near Ft Worth, yesterday!
First Counter Thrust By The French Hurls The
Huns Berlinward For Two Miles
On a Six-Mile Front,
Great Force 01 Reserves Or
ganized on the American
Plan to Strike Hard
WILL ATTACK WEAK POINT
And With A Flyinc Wedge
Battle Up The Forces At
The Salients Center
(By Interaatieaal Newa Service.)
WASHINGTON, MAR. 2H. THE
GREAT RESERVE AI'MIUS OK
ALLIES, ESTIMATED AT HtOM
600,(100 TO 800,000 STRONG, IN
CLUDING AMERICAN SOLDIERS
ARE NOW IN MOTION. THIS
NEWS MEANS THAT THE "AMER
ICAN PLAN," CREDITED TO MA I.
GEN. TASKER II. BLISS. BY PItE.M
IER LLOYD-GEORGK IN' JAM!.
ARY, IS IN ACTUAL OPERATION.
THE KESI'LT IS EXPECTED TO
BE THAT A FLYING WEDGE
WILL BE THROWN AGAINST THE
GERMAN LINES AT THE UNPRO
TECTED POINT. OF SUFFICIENT
FORCE TO EFFECT AN OPEN
ING. THE NEXT OBJECTIVE
WILL BE AN ENGAGEMENT
WITH THE GERMAN RESERVES
SUPPORTING GEN. HINDENHURG
AND GEN. LUDENDORFF FROM
(By InUraational News Ssrvice.)
Washington, March 1!H. Plans for
bh'ciI draft legislation were thrown
into confusion through the reopening
the controversy between Provost
Marshall General Crowiler und mem
bers of the House Military committee
over its terms. The controversy may
dcluy tho legislation from three
weeks to a month.
(By lalarnatioiaal Nsws Service.)
"Washington, March 2H. The red
lag of the Wisconsin election waved
sguin in the Senate this afternoon.
loyalty and Americanism were the
issue. John Sharp Williums, of Mis
sissippi, msde a savage attack on the
Republican candidate, Lenroot, and
demanded that LaFolletle bo ex
pelled from the Senate.
EVERY LITTLE HELPS
The atat tax commission has re
duced the assessment for Christian
county from $24,000,001) to $23,
000,000. Every little million helps in
these times of high prices.
CAPT. CLARK LEAVES.
Capt E. W. Clark, who has been
homo on a short visit to his fsmily,
left last night for some point which,
(or military reasons, he refused to
THREATENING TO THE
WHOLE GERMAN CENTER
(By lateraalional News Service.)
LONDON. M A It. THE NIGHT
STATEMENT FROM FRANCE
SAYS THE BRITISH ARE HOLD
ING FIRM AT ARRAS. AFTER AN
ALL DAY BATTLE.
Washington, March Jrt. Gen.
Perching cibled the war department
tonight th:it four Germans divisions
from the Ku.ikiiiii front have hcen
added to the German armies attack
ing the SommcKCctnr.
Washington, March "H.--American
doctors and stretcher bearers work
ing under fire on the American sec
tor no longer wear Alute arm bands
ami Red Cross as it has been determ
ined that Germans made special tar
get. of them.
(By International News Service I.
Wiishin;:!n. March 2H. Wheat
less days so far as the hoUM-hnMs
are concerned vcrv abolished tonight
by order of the Food Administration.
Restrictions continue, however, on
ull public eating places.
(Ry le'crnslional N'i Service.)
Washington, March 2.V - Bread
cards and bread lines for Americans
are only u few months away, Cha.r
man Lever, of the House Agrnul
tural committee declared this after
noon. The statement cume in the
miibt of an imKissionrd plea for the
paKMigc of the House loll proposing
to loan $ . r 1 1 ' , " 1 to fanners to uid
III buying spring wheat seed. Con-
servutive Republicans joined with the I
Southern Democrats in blocking tie
lion on llo measure.
(By lateraalioaal News Service.)
New Orleans. .March 2H John M.
Parker, Vice Presulenlal candidate
on the Progressive ticket In the
Roosevelt campaign, today an
nounced In return to tha lemo
Fiva of the bills passed by the last
Legislature have been allowed to be
come laws without tho Governor's
signature. Among these is the Nunn
Jones Red Light BilL
(By IntarwalioMal News Service.)
Iximlon, March 28. At dusk this
rvrnng after an all day battle, tho
fighting is still in progress. Just
ns the Germsn crater was dashing
beyond Montdidier, between Amiens
and Comneigne, the French reservea
truck the German flank ten miles
southeast of Montdidier, southward
of Noyon, pu.shing the Germans back
nearly two miles on a aix and a
quarter mile front. This waa tho
first large scale counter thrust de
livered by the BUM'S and constitutes
an important victory, which, if fol
lowed up, threatens to turn the whole
German center unless it is drawn
hack at least thirteen miles to the
Rove -Noyon front, to bring it on
u level with the right flank.
(By laternalioaal News Service.)
Paris, March 28. Only big gun
tuels and the usual patrol raids char
acterized the lighting on the Ameri
can sector today.
(By Interaatioaal News Service.)
Kansas City. Mo., March 2H. With
all the stmt t.ir service suspended,
a regiment of home guards under
arms, saloons und restaurants closed
ami a large portion of the buaineaa
tied up. Kansas City faces the most
serious period in its history. Tho
city noty be put under martial law.
The trouble grows out of a laundry
strike, which spread to other indus
tries. RAFTS BID
(By laleraatieaal News Service.)
New York, Msrch 28. Life raft
under construction for tha Amerksn
Navy were destroyed by fire at amsll
dant hero today.
(By UleraatUaal Newa Service.)
East port. Me., March 28. Hyster
icus nr hero to-day caused large
damage in a warehoaso of the East
ern Steamship Company.
(By latensatieaal Newa Serviae.)
Pari,, March S8 It la anderstood
that Secretary Bakov, who arrived
here to-day from London, will go to
Rome to visit tha Italian front
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