Newspaper Page Text
L iSBPl "er-- --
1 . ' V
Y ynday warmer.
kublUhcd 187VoL XL-Daily Vol. 1. No. 27
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1918.
Prk 3 Centt.
: IDIIUKIAL MuM :
449 If yew fall to gel the
Kenteckiaa promptly. A ad if ya
have news lua, pkeae II to the
The bond aubarriptiont the
day amouHed to 1260,000,000.
Tern Rhea, of Russellville, la tipped
to ran for tht Democratic nomina
tion for Audiotr nex j.ar.
"tK mercury dropped three degree
below freeiing yesterday mominir
and laat night it wm atill cold
enough for big Area.
The aalient pushed into tha French
front ia ahaped like a pear, but the
v .. Kaieer haa not found it a "Peara-
dise but graveyard for 300,000
There haa boon vary noticeable
. Improvement in tha make-up and
' head-lettering of tha Bowline Green
News. It ran hardly ba recognised
M tha same paper.
Jim Lemon's income tax may be
- reduced some by the improvement
In the Msyfleld Meeaenirer this year,
- bat ba la' getting out heap better
The department of agriculture es
timatra the winter wheat production
vthia year to bo 160,000.000 bushels.
.Tie condition of tha crop ia 78 per
cent of normal
Collector J. T. Griffith will turn
over to tha National Government in
the way of income tax from tha Sec
ond district approximate reached by
tha collector upon tabulation of rec
It ia reported that tha feeling of
exaltation In German; over the first
reaulla of the Pirkardy advance hai
given way to dismay, at tha growing
proapecto that tha advance haa been
checked abort of tha goal sought
The drive for Liberty Bonds will
. . Aot ba made until next reek but more
' f Ahan ISO. 000 worth have already been
ken before the canvass has started.
jie countioa started early and have
, hed. Chtiatian win do thing In
, ,1 f w " ur" Bl on'y
' '. V-,Ta .bgt $100,000 or $400,000
" . fat subscriptions.
' A : Caleb Power haa withdrawn from
the rmce for renomioation for Con
gvaea, oa the Republican ticket in the
.fiU-vanth district, giving serious lm-
pairment of hia healh as the reason.
The opposition to Poe-crs haa grown
from year to year aa he ha contin-
to thrust hiinsrl; upon the Ke-
publicans of bis district since he waa
nard on ed ten year ago. A strong
opponent waa in the Held against him
-"and bard race waa before him. He
baa acted wisely in getting out of
politics. He haa had no influence
in Congress and has kept his district
from being represented by a better
L " so
Hon. E. T. Frank, of Owensboro,
will speak at the Tabernacle tonight
" in tha Interest of the Liberty Loan
Campaign, la one of the best stump
speakers in Kentucky. Mr. Franks
baa long been prominent aa a Re
publican leader, but like, all other
patriotic citiiena he is now giving
full support to the President and
s few men In the State are making
. -better speeches than he. Don't fail
to bear him.
FARMERS NOT SLACKERS.
One of the most fruitful sources
for obtaining neceaaary funda for
the Red Cross, ha been developed
by the efficient organisation of the
Red Crocs ia obtaining the consent
f tha Loose Leaf warehousemen,
and acquiescence of the buyer. In
- '. permitting a bundle from every
4. track to be appropriated by that or
" ganixation. Such generoeity In these
times of tress reflects great credit
Y'v. on tha Tobacco Board of Trade, aa
' ?'thetr action in the premises not only
,i , ' guaranteed the organisation of the
Red Croat, certain re auneration for
k.ir airorta. but opened the way
for systematic camp etgn for funds
among the farmer of thia region.
The long UsU of farmer that have
generously contributed I lbs. and
over from their delivee, to the Red
rmu worker, account in a large
measure for the wonderful aucceas
of the eulerpruw. Tobacco at present
prieea ia money, and It la doubtful
- . k uniform cenereaity haa been
CC met with by tha worker of the Red
T i- .rn.ni any other cms oi cm-
aa that ahowa by the farmer
.kU wmrtan. 'AU honor to uieir
generous contribution to o vital
. A .orthv cause. The producers
s of wealth are arouaed. It. augur
CHAIRMAN GF.ORGE CREEL DE
NOUNCED AND HIS REMOVAL
FROM COMMITTEE IS DE
MANDED. (By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, April 9. A demand
for the removal of George Creel,
Chairman of the committee on Pub
lic Information, came today from Re
publican k-adera in both the House
and Senate. The statement made by
Creel, in a speech here yesterday, in
which he said he would be "proud
to my dying day that txy country waa
not adequately prepared when it en
ured the conflict," brought forth
storm of protest Senator Penrose
declared Creel, ia "smeared with
ARE SELECTED FOR TRAINING
FOR IMPORTANT POSITIONS
IN ARMY SERVICE.
The U. 8. Government haa issued
a call for thousands of young men
in the draft age to volunteer for ser
vice in Important positions connected
with the military service in France.
The number alloted to Christian coun
ty ia only aix and already more than
this number have applied to the Lo
cal Hoard an.l asked to be accepted
for thi work. The aix accepted are
Thurston layne, B. C. Schmidt. V.
M. Ownby. Henry Koon, W. B. Bo
hannan, and Robt Henry Cato with
Ennia Wiley and Kolly Anderson as
alternates to go if anything happens
to prevent either of the accepted men
from coins- at the .time designated.
These men will Irave Sun.lay for
Indianapolis where they have to re
nort on Monday. April 15. They will
be given a two months' training
course at the Government ' expense
"fitting them to serve in army poei
tiona requiring knowledge of auto
mobile driving and repairing, black
smithing, carpentry, gun-emithing.
sheet-metal work and other mechan
ical duties extending to many kinds
of military service, both at the front
and behind the lines."
This training will fit these young
men for expert service and enable
them to forge to the front in both
civil and military life.
DEATH CLAIMS AN AGED CITI
ZENS AND A CONFEDERATE
Death claimed Mr. Owen A. Clark.
of this city, at the ago of M year.
Mr. Clark waa a native of Todd
county and a Confederate veteran
He had been a resident of thia coun
ty for many year and at on time
lived at Crufton. Ua engaged in
farming until incapitatad by age,
The deceased waa a well known and
much esteemed citlxcn and his de
mise causes sincere regret among his
ko.t of friends. Three children. T.
C. Clark and Mia. Mary E. Shank
lin, of thia city, and Mr. E. B. mi.
of Fairview. urviv. The Interment
took place in Riverside cemetery.
A wedding which took place two
week ago, but whim haa Juat been
made public waa that of Miss Lillian
Virginia Abahire. daughter or Judge
and Mrs. J. M. Abahire, of Guthrie,
and Mr. John Allen Burchette. of
Clarkeville. the ceremony being
solemnised in the bitter place. The
bride waa visiting in Clarksville and
the wedding ' was kept profound
secret for several day.
ASSEMBLES AT NINTH STREET
CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO
HEAR MRS. LEWIS.
The visit of Mrs. Marvin H. Lewis
to Hopkinsville, last tvmlng and her
patriotic address at tha Chriatian
church brought out a large assembly
of loyal men, women and children.
Before the arrival of the speaker, she
audience entertained itself by ainging
patriotic songs such as the Star Span
gled Banner, Battle Hymn if the Re
public, Keep the Home Fire Burning
and Over There. The latter waa
sung by the Boy Scouts, led by Doug
In a few happy and complimentary
remarks, Mr. C. R. Clark introduced
the speaker of the evening. Mrs.
Lewi lost no time in getting into
her speech and aha made a deep and
lasting impression upon her hearer
by the simple, direct and feeling
manner in which she pictured to them
the horrible atrocities and crimea of
the German soldier in France, Bel
gium and Toland aa practiced upon
defenseless men, women and child
ren. Mrs. Lewis' main tifort was to
inspire the women of this section with
the patriotism that this ia as much
a woman a war as it is a man a war.
Her appeal to women of Chriatian
county to register for some kind of
service and her demonstration of the
need of auch regiatration waa clear
and simple and when registration day
cornea around no woman should fail
to register her name aud qualification
gladly and willingly so that if a call
should come to you you will be in
instant communication with your
Government and ready to serve.
No more inspiring and appealing
speaker has ever addressed a Hop
kinsville audience and Mrs. Lewis
has once more endeared herself to
the good people of this city and com
munity. Mrs. Lewis will mak four
more addresses in the county today
and tomorrow and anyone who fails
to hear her will mis a rare oppor
tunity. RIGHT OF WAY
FOR A DAY
SCHOOL CHILDREN OF CITY AND
COUNTY ASSEMBLE HERE
The school committee of the Lib
erty Loan drive has planned a mona-
ter parade of school children to taxe
place in Hopkinsville next Friday,
April 12. All the echoole in the coun
ty are asked to dismiss on tnat day.
f in aesaion. and teacher, pupil and
trustees meet in Hopkinsville by ten
o'clock a. m. The parade will form
at 10:30 and will march through the
city with bands playing and flags
and baner flying.
The exercise which will be held
n the heart of the city at Ninth and
Main streets will consist or song
and speeches by school children and
music by the High School Orchestra,
etc. A large Liberty Bell will be
placed in a convenient place and
each child will march by this and
drop in a nickel. The complete pro
gram will be published later. Hake
vour arrangements to be here on
time Friday, April 12.
CUMB. PRESBYTERY MEETS.
The Presbytery of the Cumber
land Presbyterian church opened last
night in Madiaonville for three day
aiion. The following parties left
yeaterday to attend thia meeting and
represent the ckurchea of thi sec
tion: Rev. J. W. Stiles, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Hill. Mrs. Geo. Memtt, and
Misses Lois Reeder, Lureina Reeder,
and Belle Ellis. Also Mrs. Charlie
Taylor and Mis Maggi Stephenson
of Bennettstoan. Others will pro
bably attend today and tomorrow.
MILES EXPECTED ANY HOUR.
ALLIES ARE CONFIDENT OF HOLDING
(By International Newa Service.)
LONDON. APRIL 9 THE TER
RIFIC DRUMFIRE CONTINUES
ALL ALONG THE BATTLE LINE,
NOW EXTENDING ON A FRONT
OF 150 MILES.. NO LARGE SCALE
INFANTRY ACTIONS HAVE BEEN
REPORTED ALTHOUGH THE
DEPARTMENT TO CONTROL.
By Uteraatioaal News Service.
Washington. April . Re
commendations for the Depart
ment of Aeronautic to control
all product and activities of the
airplane program will be made
to President Wilson by the in
vestigation committee appoint
ed by President, according to in
formation given tonight
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, April 9. Former
President Taft and Frank P. Walsh
wera annointed tonieht bv Presiden
tial proclamation to head the new
War Labor Council to arbitrate dis
putes between employee and em
ployer in war industries.
GERMAN LANCUACE BANNED.
(By lateraatieaal New Service.)
Kirksville, Mo., April 9. The Ger
man language has been discontinued
in the ward and high schools of this
city. "The German textbooks are
filled with German propaganda." de
clared Superintendent Charles Bank.
(By lateraatioaal New Service.)
Washington, April v. An agree
ment was reached thia afternoon in
the Senate to begin the limitation of
debate on the Espionage bill tomor
row. PRESIDENT'S WIFE KNITS
OWN SWEATERS FOR COLF.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington. April 9. President
and Mrs. Wilson wear khaki-colored
westers now when they play golf.
Both garments were knitted from
the same yarn by Mr. Wilson.
MISS MABEL HODGSON.
Mia Mabel Wood Hodgson, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Cam J. Hodgson,
of Clarksville, died a few days ago,
aged 25 year. Miss Hodgson was
niece of the late Eugene Wood,
of thia city. Her mother lived here
in her girlhood.
AT THE PRINCESS TODAY
a-1 - js c r ererri
l -r yTsv-n- -
I? .fe - I
, -m N t ' I :
' J tvav ,
SHAPED LINE OF
NEW ON RUSH OF GERMANS IS
ANTICIPATED WILL BEGIN AT
ANY HOUR. THE ALLIES ARE
CONFIDENT OK BEING ABLE TO
HOLD THEIR LINKS INTACT. AS
THEIR POSITIONS ARE CONSID
ERED ' MUCH BETTER THAN
THEY WERE A WEEK AGO.
CRISIS OF WAR
(By International Newa Service.)
London, April 9. Premier Lloyd
George addressing the House of Com
mons said the crisis of war ia reached.
He declared that conscription in
Ireland ia necesary despite Ireland'
protest. He said that the American
forces, although not yet large enough
to net as an independent army, will
be used immediately with French and
ilritish brigades. He admitted the
shortage of man power and aaid that
fighting might continue seven or eight
He also aaid that at one
time the Germane broke through but
Allies closed the gap by falling back.
- PRESIDENT CONCERNED.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, April 9. At the
White House today it was stated that
President Wilson is much concerned
over the lack of information to the
public concerning the American for
ce in France. Executive action at
an early date, which will result in
a relaxation of the censorship is pre
dicted. AFTER THE TRATORS.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, Upril 9. Several
special agent of the Department of
Justice are enroute to Illinois tonight
to act in cooperation with Governor
l,owdcn in stamping out disloyalty
and preventing mob violence auch aa
led to the Collinsville lynching.
Mrs. Sadie B. Whitlock, widow of
the late Ben A. Whitlock, of South
Christian, waa brought to the Jennie
Stuart Hospital yeaterday and an
derwent an operation last night
SfX DIE OF PNEUMONIA.
Louisville, Ky.. April 9. The
death of Colonel William L. Guthrie,
widely known army oiTlcer. and five
privatea all from pneumonia, was re
ported from Camp tacnary Taylor
im Tn Ala
AND 36S WOUNDED IN BATTLE
ACCORDING TO LAST NIGHT'S
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
.Waskiagtoa. April t. A total a
447 easoalties la the American e
peditioaary forces ia France were
aeuaced lo-nigkt by the War Depart'
taat. Eigbteea were killed ia ac
lies. 36S woaaded ia action, aad
Ike rest died of diseases. Tbe cas-
aaltie cover a period of eae week.
Tbe aaaoaacemeat followed a cable
gram from Perskiag sayiag bis cea
serskisi regulations were aet iatend-
d to suppress casualties. . Ne addres
ses were eivea of tkece killed or
A high French ofllcial is quoted
"In a battle like thia, bulletin
showing more or less important ad'
vancea and retreat are simply geo
graphical summaries which convey
little meaning except to those who
are directing the operations.
"People ask: 'Will the boches get
"My reply Is perhaps they will if
General Koch can smash more Ger
mans in letting them in than by driv
ing them out What haa happened
in thi battle doea not show on the
Germany's gains look like a 1st
juicy pear of the newspaper reader
but the Kaiser know how hollow it
ia at the core.
"General Ludendorff ia being
fenced with and harried, not by our
main forces but by little more than
our covering troops, and if it la no
time for bragging and over-confidence,
neither ia it the time for nerv
ousness over little fluctuation in the
ORGANIZED AND SUBSCRIP
TIONS NOW COMING IN
Mips Mary Clark, County Chair
man of the Woman's Liberty Loan
Campaign has received from head
quarter instructions and plana for
organising in Chriatian county a
Baby Liberty Loan League. The
purpose of this is to interest many
partiea in buying a ISO bond for
the baby. Of course if someone
voluntarily offer to buy for the
tiny tot a f 100 bond, or even a larg
er bond, the money will not be re
fused. But only )50 bond will
be solicited in this league.
Although thia department haa Just
benn organised and started, several
subscription have already been re
ceived. And from present indica
tions this Is going to prove one or
the most popular department of the
entire campaign. Miss Clark requests
that all who would like to subscribe
for a bond for the baby to make ap
plication aa early as yoosible to Lib
erty Loan Headquarters or to anyone
taking subscriptions for bonds.
Albert Wetutein, en of Clarks
ville' most prominent young men,
who baa been connected wun me
Clarksville Electric A Gaa Company
for a number of years, haa resigned
his position with said firm and left
thia morning for Hopkinsville, where
he will bold the position of Superin
tendent of tha Kentucky Puplie Ser
vice Conipany'a electric plant Al
bert ia a capable boy and well de
serving of the promotion ho baa se
cured. Hopkinsville ia to be con
gratulated upon securing hi citiien
ship. Clarksville Star.
Mil TO LEAD
REPUBLICAN TO BE SPOKESMAN
FOR THE PRESIDENT IN THE
DRAFT LAW FIGHT
Washington, April 9 Final ar
rangements were mad today for
Representative Kahn, of California, .
senior Republican on the House mili
tary affair committee, tolead tha
administrations fight for tha new
draft law. Chairman Dent, who do- -
sorted the administration to favor
he volunteer system as against tha
original draft la again opposed to
the administration program. Kahn
will call on President Wilson tomor
row afternoon. The draft fight un
der a drastic "gag rule," ia scheduled
for final decision Thursday. Only I .
hour of debate will be allowed. Tha
principal change demanded by War
Department call for .fixing quota)'
for second drafting of men in propor-
tion to the number of regiatranta In
claaa on. Thia fat asked to relieve
districts in which great number are
mustered in war induatriea from be
ing (tripped of men of eligible age.
(By lateraatioaal News 'Service.) -'
New York, April 9. The report-.
ed flight of an airplane from tha
United Statee to London, with twelve
people waa denied tonirM by Henry
Woodhouse, of tha American Aero
fOMKC IH FUG.
Robert Garrott yourg eon of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Garrott baa gone to
Psris Island for Marin training, as
Summers Cooper and Brockmaa
Mason left yesterday for Nashville
or some other recruiting station to -
enlist in the U. S. Marine Corps.
Malcolm Frankel left yesterday for
Washington, D. C. where ho aspect
to enlist in some branch of the Na-
tional Army. Malcolm did Just what
many other did early in the var
made up hia mind to go and without
discussing the matter with anyoae, T
packed hia rgip and bad hia friend- J
PRAYER SERVICE. '
An unusually Intonating program
ha been arranged for tha prayer
meeting service at tha Ninth Streead
Christian church Wednesday, Apri
10. at I d. m. '
. Leaders Rev. J. T. Hawkins. Mr
C. B. Crutchfleld, G. L. CampbO
A. P. King. Everybody invited. 1
WELL IMPROVED f
Mr. C. C. Curtla haa purchas
the former Judge M. D. Brown prl
erty on N. Main street and will mak
extensive Improvement Whea tK
uroaertv ia imnrovad. Mr. Curti w
be the poeeeaaor of one of the bai
aoraeet boruea in the city.
Cadet John Insigner, of Creenk'
Colo., waa killed at Dallas,
yeaterday when two airplan
lided in the air.
W. H. Carsey, prominer
tea of Clarksville, died Sund
Mam Nora Noo ia
week ia' EvanrviUa.