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DAILY KFNTUC KIAN
t.Th 31. I 'I
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CHAS. M. MEACIIAM
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fflrt M 8onl CUm Mail Matter.
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vstive In 1866. Succeeded hf Hop.
ainsvlll Democrat l7. Published
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- This raocr hai enlisted
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cause of America for the
period of the war
rJtL.-Ji Wi-.V Lw hy ;
The Hun casualties (crowing out if j
HinHinliurir's attempt to drive in l'ar- j
ia April 1st are now estimated i t I
(iov. Stanley has signed tlie lull
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home for idioU. We want to enroll '
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So far aa we have seen the Ilnr.l..
tnwn Standard ia the only paper in
Kentucky to publish a complete list
of its local soldiers, white and col
ored with the militasy assignment
and address of each. There are 21 1
There is a bruUl work to be dune,
"lie who lives by the sword, must d.e
by th sword." tiermany selected
the instrument and placed it in our
hands. Our duty ia to wield it well.
Th.-rc it; no niceties to the situa
tion. To shilly-anally or tempora
ls to betray the trust. Felix Shay.
A nation which declares war and
iroes on discussing whither it oiii;lit
to have declared war nr not is im- I
potent, paralyzed, imbecile, and earns j
the contempt of mankind and the
certainty of humiliating defeat and!
'ibjumtinn to fore'n control
'I he Massui husctts t'iiiiiiiiainiifr
f Education wonders when, if ever, I
there will be an end of apinals to the I
public school for work and money in
behalf of tins or that Rood cause.
The names nearly a hundred orKiiui
lations that are doinir worthy
war work of one kind or another. I
besides the government inaelf. all of j
which are asking the .MaaauchusctU
school children to help. Every other
state probably faces the same condi
ics, every school system Is racing
this condition. The children "have
nolhinp to do after school"; and
the teacher ' has every Saturday to
herself;' und "the lesauns oan wait"
all seem valid reasons to the adult
niinn forgetting school ilays. A reas
onable amount of such work ia con
ducive to rreater l pth and breadth,
and therefore education to the high
at depree. Hut the regular school
work must not be neglected if we
re to have builders for the recon
traction of the world after this holo
caust S. 8. T.
MEMPHIS BOY DECORATED
BY KING FOR BRAVERY.
(Tit Lit-ro.'i, , flews S.ite.)
Memphis, lenn., March 30. Hor
ace M. Emery, a Memphis boy. has
bees) decorated by Kins; George of
England for distinguished war ser
vice. He was Hounded in the battle
of the Domini and waa sent to a hoa
pltal In London, where he has just
recovered. When restored to health
young Emery was summoned to the
Kings palace. King (..urge met him
and shook hands with him in real
Americas fashion, and said:
"1 am rld to meet you as an
American citisen who came to my
country as a member of our Cana
dian troops.'' Then the king- pinned
the medal on Emery's coat.
FORKED TAIL LIZARD.
Tha Kentuckian office waa present,
d yesterday with a forked tail lix
ard by Mr. Joe T. FruiL This Is
a aoolog-ical specimen rarely seen
i t.'ns country Knit is somewhat '
THE MARKET BASKET.
(Price at KeUiL)
Preakfaat bacon, pound Bur
Butter per pound tot
t'.gg per Jan 36c
Bacon, extras, pound 3 He
Country hama, Unr, pound.... 35c
Country hama, small, pound.. 17 H
Larl, pur leaf, pound 35c
Lard, 60 lb tina $14.50
Ijir.l, compound, pounds 30c
Cahbnrc, per pound 5c
Iriah putatoea SO cent peck
Sweet potatoes 60c per peck
I.emoiia, per doxen 40c
Cheese, rrram, per lb 4c
Hour. 24-lb anck 11.75
Cornmcal, buahcl. . . , $2.00
Orangea, per per doxen 60c to 75c
Cooking apples, per peck 60c
Onions, per pound 6c
avy beans, pound 18c
UlmkfyeJ peaa, ound 16c
Muck-eyc-d peas, pound 12 "e
Supply now on hand at Kontuck
isn oflice at i to 4 cents each.
"Over the Top"
By Ai Aoerlcii Soldier
ARTHUR COT EI1PET
Hatkln CmKKtt Sitting Frtnc
icusmast. I n, s ariuar Bsisar
Preparing for the Big Push.
Rejoining Atwell after the execution
I hail a hard time trying to keep my
a.-rret from him. I think I most bare
lost nt least tea pounds worrying over
Ili'gliitilng at seven In the evening It
was our duty to patrol all communica
tion and front-line trenches, making
note nf unusual occurrences, and ar
resting anyone who should, to us, ap
H nr to he acting In a suspicious man
ner. We slept during the day.
I!. Und the lines there was groat ac
tivity, supplies ami atuiuunltloo pour
Ins tii. and long column of troops cnu
stimtly passing. We were preparing
for the Idg offensive, the forerunner
f the buttle of the Homme or "Hlg
The never-ending stream of men.
upi'ljcH, nininuiiltlon slid guns pour
ing into the front lines made a mighty
HTtiirle, one tdat cniinot be de
scribed. It bus to be witnessed with
your own eyes to appreciate Its vsst
ness. At our flirt of the Hue the Influx of
supplies never ended. It looked like
a huge snake slowly crawling forward,
never a hitch or break, a wonderful
tribute to Hie system und efficiency of
I Cirent llrttiiln's "contemptible little
army" of live lullllous of men.
Huge fifteen Inch guns snaked along.
foot by foot, by powerful steam tract
tors. Then a long line of "four point
five" batteries, each gun drawn by six
homes, then a couple of "nine point
two" liouitxeni pulled by Immense
When one of these caterpillars would
puss me with Its mighty monster In
tow. a Hii-Ii of pride would mount to
my fm-e, beonuse I could plainly read
on Hie name plate, "Made In V. 8. A.,"
und 1 would remember (hat If I wore a
Inline plate It would also read, "Troru
Hie f. S. A." Then I would stop to
think how thin and straggly that
inlhty stream would be If all the
"Made In L S. A." parts of It were
Then would ennio hundreds of lim
bers und "J. 8." wagons drawn by
sleek, well fed mules, rlddcu by sleek,
well f.-d lin n, ever smiling, although
grimy with sneut and covered with the
line, utilte dust of the niurveloualy
well-made Krench roads.
What a discouraging report the Ger
man airmen must have tuken back to
their division commanders, and thla
atreain la slowly but surely getting big
ger and bigger every day, und the pace
In ulwuys the some. No slower, no
faster, but ever onward, ever forward.
Three weeks before the big push of
July 1 as the buttle of the Homme has
beeu culled started, exact duplicates
of the German trenches were dug
about thirty kilos behind our lines.
The luyout of the trenches was tskm
from airplane photographs submitted
by the Itoyul Dying corps. The trench
es were correct to the foot; they
showed dugouts, saps, barbed wire de
fenses and danger spots.
Iluttallons that were to go over In
the first wsres were sent back for
three days to study these trenches, en
gage In practice attacks and have night
ninucuvera. Each man was required to
make a map of the trenches and fa
miliaria himself with the names and
location of the parts his battalion was
to sttui k.
In the American army noncommis
sioned nincers are put through a course
of map making or road sketching, sud
during my six years' service In the
I'ulied Htuti-s cavalry I bad plenty of
practice In this work, therefore map
ping these trenches waa compara
tively eaay task fur me. Kacb man
bad to submit bis map to the comiwuy
Commander to be passed upon, and I
was lucky euough to have mine select
ed as being sufficiently authentic to use
In the attack.
No photographs or maps are allowed
to bv France, but In this case It ap
pealed to me as valuable souvenir .f
the great war end I managed to suiug-
II through. At thla time It carries
iiuiary itnainaiice as tne llrliu-ti
I sm buppy to say. have hiim r
Ivaucvd beyuud thla point, at
In having It In my pnra,-don I sm not
breaking any regulation or cantlons
of tha British army.
The whole attack waa rehearsed
and rehearsed until we heartily cursed
the one who bed rnncelved the Idea.
The trenches wci named according
to a iyatem which made It very simple
for Tommy to find, even In the dark,
any point In the German line.
These Imitation trenches, or trench
BXHlela, were w!l guarde4 from obser
vation by numerous allied planes
which constantly rlrcied shove them.
No German airplane could approach
within observation distance. A re
stricted area wss maintained and no
civilian was allowed within three
miles, so we felt sure that we had a
great earprtae Sa store for Frltt.
When we took over the front lino
we received an awful shock. The
Germsna displayed signboards ever
the top of their trench showing the
name that we bad Called their
trenches. The signs read "Fair,"
"Fact." "Fate." and "Fancy," and so
Over the Top
on. according to the code names on
our map. Then to rub It In. they
hoisted rot.ir more signs which read.
Tome i a, we ar ready, stupid Kng
llsh." It Is stilt a mystery to me how they
obtained this knowledge. There had
been no rsldi v prisoners taken, so
It must have beeu the work of spies
In our own tines.
Three or four dsys before the big
push we tried to shatter Frltt's nerves
by feint attacks, and partially suc
ceeded as the ofllclal reports of July
Although we were constantly bom
barding their lines day and night, still
we fooled the Oennsns several time.
This wss accomplished by throwing
an Intense barrage Into his lines
then using smoke shells w would put
a curtain of white smoke serosa No
Mall's Ijind, completely obstructing
his view of our trenches, and
would raise our curtalu of Ore
aa If In an actual attack. All
down our trenches the men would
shout snd cheer, snd Frits would turn
loose with maeliliie-giiu, rllle, snd
shrapnel Ore, tlduklng we were coin
After throe or four of these dummy
attacks his nerves must bsve been
near the breaking point.
On June 24. ltilil, at 0:40 In the
morning our guns opened up, and hell
wss let loose. The din wus terrlllc, a
cnustuiit Imh.hi Immiih Ihsnn la your cur.
At night the sky was a red glare.
Our bombardment hud lusted about
two hours when KrIU started reply
ing. Although ne were sending over
ten shells to his oue, our casualties
were heuvy. There wus a constant
strean of stretchers coming out of the
coinnu.nlcutloQ trendies un, burial
part lit, were a Common slht.
In the dugouts the noise of the gun
uliuoet hurt. You hud the same sensa
tion us when rhllnc on the subwuy you
enter the tube under the river going
to Itnsiklyn a sort of pressure on the.
ear drums, und the ground cnuatuntly
The rouds behind the trenches were
very dangerous because Uothu shrap
nel wus constantly bursting over them.
We avoided these dangerous spots by
crossing through open fields. -
The deserurtlon In the German llm-s
was awful and I reully felt sorry for
them tieeauae I realised bow they must
be clicking It
From our front-line trench, every
now- and again, we could hear shurp
whistle Masts In the German trenches.
These blasts were the signals for
stretcher bearers, and meant the
wounding or killing of some Germau In
the service of Ids fatherland.
Alweil and I had a tough time of It,
patrolling the dlffereut trenches at
ulgtit, but after awhile got used to It.
My old out lit the machine gun com
IMiny. wus stationed In buge elephant
duttouts shout four hundred ysrds be
hind the front-line trench they were
In reserve. Occasionally 1 would Stop
In their dugout and have a confab with
my former ruati-s. Although we tried
to bo Jolly, still, there waa a lurking
filling of Impending disaster. Each
man was wondering. If, after the
alogan. "trver the top with the best of
In. H." had been sounded, would be sllli
be alive or would be be lylug "some-
here In Franc." In nn old dilapidated
bouse, the walls of which were scarred
with muchlue-gun bullets. No. 8 sec
tion of the machine gun company had
Us quarters. The nmipeny's cooks pre-
mndslhe meals In thla billet. On the
fifth ev suing of lite bombardment a
German right-Inch shell registered a
direct bit on the billet and wiped out
tea lueu who were asleep In the sup
posedly bomb-proof cellar. They were
burled the oast day and I attwadvd Ute
All Quiet (!) en tNe Western Front
At brlgnde hesihi'tarters I happened
to overhear a conversation between our
tl. O. C (general officer commanding)
and the divisions. I commander. Frota
this conversation I learned that we
were to bombard the German lines; for
eight iIiits, snd on the first of July the
"big push" wss to commence.
In a few days orders were Issued to
thst effect, and It waa com moo prop
erty sll along the lino.
On the afternoon of the eighth day of
nor "strafelng." Atwell and I were alt
ting In the front-line trench smoking
fags aud making out our reports of the
previous night's tour of the trenches,
w-Mch we had to turn In to headquar
ters the following day, when an order
was passed down the trench thst Old
Pepper requested twenty volunteer to
go over oo a trench raid that night to
try and get a few German prisoner for
Information ptirjioaee. I Immediately
rolnnteered for this Jon, and shook
In a Charge.
hands with Atwell, and went to ths
rear to give my name to the officers In
charge of the raiding party,
I was accepted, worse luck.
At 0:43 that night we reported to the
brigade headquarters dugout to receive
Instructions from Old Pepper.
After reaching this dugout we lined
np in a semicircle around him, and bo
addressed ns as follows:
"All I want yon boy to do la to go
over to the German lines tonight, sur
prise them, eecura a enupl of prison
ers, snd return Immediately. Our ar
tillery baa bombarded that section of
the line for two days and personally 1
believe that that part of the Oerman
trench la unoccupied, so Just get a con
pie of prisoners and return as quickly
as possible," ..
The sergeant on my right. In an un
dertone, whispered to met
"Say, Tank, how are we going to get
a couple of prisoners If the old fool
thinks "personally that that part of the
trench Is unoccupied.' sounds kind of
fishy, doesn't It matef
I had a funny sinking tensatloo In
my stomach, and my tin bat felt as If
It weighed about a ton and my enthusl
asm waa melting away. Old Pepper
must have benrd tb sorgeant speak
because he turned In bis direction and
In a thundering vole asked:
What did you sayr
The sergeant with a ocarlet look oo
hla face and bis knee trembling,
smartly saluted and answered I
Old Pepper Bald :
"Well, don't any It ao loudly tb nest
Then Old Pepper continued :
"In this section of the German
trenches then) are two or three ma
chine guna which our artillery, In the
last two or three days, has been un
able to taie. These guns comiusod the
sector where two of our communica
tion trenches Join the front lino, and
as the brigade Is to go over the top to
morrow morning I want to capture two
or three men from these guns' crews,
and from them I may be able to obtain
valuable Information as to the exact
locution of Hie guns, and our artillery
will therefore be able to demolish them
before the attack, and thus prevent
our losing a lot of men whll using
these communication trenches to bring
These were the Instructions ho gav
"Tuke off your Identification disks,
strip your uniforms of all numerals,
lualgnla. etc, lesve your paper with
your captains, because I don't want the
Uoches to know what regiments are
against them aa this would be valuahle
Information to them In our attack to
morrow and I don't want any of yon
to be taken alive. What I want la two
prisoncss and If ! get them I have a
way which will make them divulge
all necessary Information aa to their
guna. You have your choice of two
weapon you may carry your per
suaders' or your knuckle knlvea, and
each man will arm himself with four
Mills bombs, these to bo Used only In
case of emergency."
A persusder Is Tommy's nlcknam
for a club carried by the bomber. It
Is about two feet loug. thin at on end
and very thick at the other. Tb thick
end I studded with shsrp steal spikes,
while through the center of the club
there la a uine-lnch lead bar, to give
It weight aud balance. When yon get
a prlsouer ull you have to do I Just
stick this club up !n front of blin, and
bellev me, the prisoner' patriotism
for "Oeutaehland ueher Alios" fade
away and he very willingly obey tb
orders of his raptor. If, however, the
prlsouer gets high-toned and refuse to
follow you. simply "persuade" bios by
first removing 'Js tin bat, and then
well, Um us of U load weigh
permwdcr Is demonstrated, and Tom
my looks for stmthrr pilannee.
The knuckle knife Is a dagger affair,
the blade of which la a boot eight
Inches hvg with a heavy steel guard
over the grip. Thla guard Is studded
with steel projections. At night I a
trench, which Is only about three to
four feet wide. It makes a very bandy
weapon. On punch In the far gen
erally shatters a man's Jaw and yoa
ran get bla with the knife a he goes
LUNCHEON APRIL I.
Ths Eastern Star Chapter nil
serve luncheon In the Ksnlncky Pub
lic Hervl.- Cc. room Monday, April
1. The luncheon will consist of
country ham, sandwiches, ci-iTe and
pi. Fit th benefit of fr Chapter.
Four room cottage Cat! Mia
TWO SHOW CASES FOR SALE.
GOOD CONDITION. INQUIRE THIS
FOR SALE A number of farms.
both small and large, at bargain
price if sold before corn planting.
Abo some choice home In town.
Cherokee Bldg. Thono 117.
FOR SALE Good iron bed and
springs, parlor table, and gas heater.
MRS. J. D. THOMPSON.
FARMS WANTED That farm of
yours ws can sell it. ws havs cash
buyers or trade waiting, very likely
for just such a place as yours.
THE HOME INVESTMENT AG'CY
Chaa. F. Shelton, Manager.
WANTED Young man with some
experience to learn business of
printer -pressman, under drift lee
and if possible without military as
pirations. LAND OWNERSs If yoa want
to sell your farm list It with us im
mediately. Wo ar in touch ith
man who are s&xiotu to buy land
at good prices. W ar likely to
have a buyer Waiting for just such
a place aa yours.
BOULDIN 4k TATE
Phon 217. Cherokee Bldg.
COTTAGE FOR KENT
At 108 West 17th street, 5 rooms.
bath, gas, el ctric lights and city
water. Garden and fruit trees. Im
mediate possrcs'on. f 180 a year.
CHAS. M. MEACIIAM
60c Dozen by Mail
Write MRS. WM. DRYAN
Haydon Produce Co.
" Vacuum Cleaner
Baugh Electric Co.
M. D. Kelly
DIAMONDS. FINK WATCHES.
CLOCKS, JEWELRY. STERLING
SILVER AND fLATED WARE
North Main Sl, Opposite
On account of the extraordinary advance In the cost of mstcrl
al used In the manufacture of ice and the delivery of same, namrly:
Labor, machinery, repairs, coal, calcium chloride, ammonia, hay,
corn, and other feed stuffs we are forced to advance the price of Ice
and have established the following prices to go Into effect April Isfr
nd to continue until further notice:
600 tb. one delivery
In the past we have been selling 10 lbs of ke for 5 cents.
We will discontinue the Ave cent pieces and will sell i2i lbs for
Ellis Ice & Coal Co. j
Hopkinsville, Kentucky. .
Capital Stock $100,000
Surplus Fund $25,000
1 Practical Jeweler and
1 M 1 Annual, tha
I al w.ns
The INTELLIGENT, aa4 Wl SE BU always atrealae the
taslnsss keaeee ml eeUblUkeal repeUtios) fee aeaaet sad sqaare
skating, a ad the reliable versa a skip which is acquire) ely t
leaf year ef asperleaee. Satan, is tae ae M. D. Kelly. Ea.
UUiak4 la HepUaevUl ia ISS3.
A Watchmaker of Acknowledged Superiority.
A DIAMOND FYPFRT
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.30 cents per 100
Sank 55 tfears Old.
Under today's new conditions,
those having business interests require
a broad grasp of financial affairs.
For more than half a century this
bank has a record of eucccs?.
Our officers welcome consultation.
Start your account in this strong
bank THIS month.
We pay three per cent interest on
Put your money to work for you
NOW. YouH be surprised .how easily
and quickly it will assume big figure1.
J. E. McPHERSON, President
L. a DAVIS, Vice-President
CI IAS. McKEE, Cashier
! 1. L. McPHERSON, Assist Cashier
ths lata npiasai snd Is start hr th fulurs. Burpee's
LMdlng American eJ eatalnf for ISls, has
snd iassid. It is atatkst fras. Writs (or it Usisi.
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