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Established 1879 Vol XL-Daily Vol. 1. No. 58
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918.
Price 3 Cents
ID1T0RIAL COMMENT j
I WEATHER. , J
Thursday fair and sts-
Cad 44 If ye, fall to tl th
Kewtachiaa preasplly. Aad II fee
kae a- new Ilea, phoae II to the
Mayflold haa raised tha dog U
eens from $1 to 12.60.
Tha comptroller of currency iaauad
!! for tha conditio of all national
anks at tha cloaa of business on May
Maj. Gen. Msurice, flred from of
fie in England, haa bcom a re
porter for tha London Daily Chron
Tha Tadurah Sun ssys local looao
floor handled 100,000 pounds of to
bare In one day. Hopkinevill beat
that sia to one.
Tha Rhodes truateea hav decid
ed to poet pone again the elections to
scholarships, which normally would
take place next falL Candidates elig
ible for 191 1 may compete in 1919.
With th rapture by the Germans
of Roetov-oa the Hon, th enemy haa
gained unlimited supplies of coal,
iron and oil In ths Carpathian re
gion. Robert W. 8peer, mayor of Denver,
and widely known through th coun
try as an authority on municipal gov
ernment, died her Tueeday aft
er a short Ulneas of pneumonia.
Secretary Baker promptly denied
th truth of th report from Ottawa
that America troopa would not be
aoed eirept as a whole army. He
said th raver was true and they
were already lighting every day.
la th montn of April the British
airmen dropped ,833 bomb behind
.4Mb enemy line along th British
front In th earn period th enemy
dropped 1,344 in the area occupied
by th British troops.
That delays in airplane production
are ever i indicated by th fact that
hundred of Liberty motors have
been turned out within th past week.
Th American-built motor will be
need by French and British scouts,
it la indicated.
Sergeant Frank Bailliea of the
"Stork" eeeadrille has brought down
a German machine, the eighth to his
credit sine Feb, 18. Th sergeant's
horn is in New Bedford, Mass., and
he formerly served In th American
Twenty-four ststes and th Dis
trict of Columbia are asked to fur
nish SI. 000 men to th National
Army. Th men will move during two
periods from May 20 to 24 and from
May 29 to Juno 2. This rsll msrks
further development of the Govern
ment's plaa to hasten men to Franc.
Two thousand five hundred men are
called to Fort Thomas, Ky.
Dr. Willism F. McMurry, of Louis
ville, waa elected a bishop of th
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
by the General Conference, In session
at Atlanta. Dr. John M. Moor, of
Nsshville, who is a native Kentuc
ky and Rev. U. V. W. Darlington,
of West Virginia, were also elected.
Th House of Bishops vetoed th ac
tion of th conference in giving full
laity rights to women of th church.
Th appellate court In deciding
th contested magisterial election
from Fayette county, held that por
tion of th Corrupt Practices act un
constitutional which provides that
when a leading candidate fails to eom
jrylth th act th next highest man
shsTT be declared elected. Th court
' holds that under th constitution a
plurality of votes is necessary to au
MINER'S WAGE INCREASE
BEGINS IN ALABAMA.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Birmingham, Ala., May IS. A
substantial wsgs increase to miners
all ever the stale went into effort to
Qy. Th increase followed a con
tar nee in Washington in April, when
J. R. Ksnnsmsr and William L. Har
rison, representing th miners, met
and discussed th miners' wsg seal
with Dr. Harry A. Garfleld, United
State Fuel Administrator.
Following this conference in Wash
ington a conference of Stat miners
was held her Msy 8 and the s free
man! reached in Wsshington waa rati
fied. Wheat crop is looking das.
CAUSES PROF. MIRACLE TO DE
CLINE ELECTION HERE AND
GOES TO MONTICELLO.
PETTY ALSO WILL LEAYE
SCARCITY OF MEN TEACHERS
DUE TO WAR AND MANY
SCHOOLS ARE UPSET.
Th Hopkinsvill High School is to
loo on teacher who waa elected last
week to succeed himself. Prof. J. T.
Miracle, who cam here hut Septem
ber, to All the vacancy in th High
School caused by ths resignation of
Paul B. Brooke, has been elected
superintendent of schools at Monti-
cello, Ky., at a salary of f 160 per
month and haa accepted th position.
Th sams day Prof. Miracl waa elect
ed to this position h wss offered
th principalship of th High School
in Fitxgerald, Ga., at a salary of 1 150
per month. Thia he declined, to ac
cept th offer at Monticello,
Prof. O. V. Petty, teacher of sci
ence and athletics in th High School
here," wss not an applicant for re
election. He will go to th Tenneeee
Military Institute, Tennessee, as
teacher of French and English and
will have charge of part of th ath
letics with th official title of cap-"
tain. Instead of 180 per month
which he received for his work here,
Prof. Fetty will receive 11,000 per
year and a dwelling house and board
for himself sad Mrs. Tetty free of
charge. This is th equivalent of
$ ISO per month.
Never in th history of th United
State waa there such a demand for
teachers as now. Men teachers espec
ially are In great demand. Thia is
due to the fact that a great many ef
th young men teachers in high
schools, colleges and graded school
principalships went into th officers'
training cam pa last year, many have
been drafted and many are going into
the Y. M. C. A. work.
Many lady teachers have found it
more profitable to enter the govern
ment service through th Civil Ser
vice and hundreds from all over th
country have gone to Washington
and other place as clerks in the
vsrioos departments of th govern
ment service. .
The public school teacher has al
ways been an underpaid servant of
ths people. In fact, teaching la th
moat poorly paid profession or busi
ness la th country today where a
standard of education la required.
And it is this overworked and under
paid fore of workers who is entrust
ed with ths car and training of our
boys and girls th futur citison-
ship of America.
TOBACCO ROLLING INTO THE
CITY IN UNBROKEN LINES
Yesterday waa another great day
in tobacco circles and th rush to
market was still as great as Tuee
day. Long lines of wagon were
again left in th streets around ths
loos floors last night, unloaded. Ths
sales wera again very heavy and
th 'receipts record-breaking In their
magnitude. Tbs problem of housing
th strangers compelled to stay over
at night is a serious on every night.
The hotels and boarding houses ar
filled to overflowing snd many driv
er do but little sleeping. Th wag
ons ar numbered in rotation and ths
holder of a number is then at liberty
to go away and return when his
tims comes to be unloaded.
Th picture shows ar crowded
every night with the strangers.
Two war brides ars teachers la the
city schools at Nawburg, lud.
PRESIDENT APPOINTS JUDCE
CHARLES E. HUGHES AS AS
SISTANT ATTY CENERAL.
(By lateraatiMal Newe Service.)
Washington, May 1 15. President
Wilson todsy announced th appoint
ment of Judg Char lee E. Hughes, of
Nsw York, to be th aasociato of At
torney General Gregory In th inves
tigation of th charges of dishonesty
in aircraft production. Th selection
gave subatanc to the Impression that
th President ia willing and anxious
to probe any charge against his ad
ministration that ar founded on fact.
Other important developments re
vealed that th President ia equally
determined to prevent politics from
playing any part in th inquiry. In a
letter to Senator Martin, th major
ity leader, th President called upon
th supporters of th administration
in Congress to defeat th Chamber
lain resolution for a general invee-
tigstion of ths conduct of ths war.
This fight is still on, as a substitute
resolution was introducted by Sen
ator Chamberlain calling for an In
vestigation of ordinance as wsll as
Oil LIVE STOCK
ALL KINDS OF FARM TOOLS AND
IMPLEMENTS OFFERED AT
Though th farmers were never so
buay as now, a Urge crowd waa in
attendance yesterday at th Bouldin
Farm Products Sal on th Julian
pike about S miles from Hopkinsvills.
Everything from a bunch of scrap
iron to pure-bred rattl and hogs
sold at this sal and th pricee were,
in th main, vary satiafaetory.
Mr. C. R. Bouldin has sold his
farm and purchased property on
South Virginia street and will move
her to reside permanently, as hs is
a member of the firm of Bouldin a
Tat, a thriving real estate concern.
Tht arcounta for th sal yesterday
in which hs disposed of his entire
farm equipment and farm stock.
There were no big buyers on hand
but everything waa taken by local
people, most of whom were neigh
bors of Mr. Bouldin. Th principal
items sold wera: Farm tools of all
kinds, mules, hogs, cattle and sheep.
Thirty-seven hesd of sheep and
lambs sold for $13.95 escb and IT
head sold for f 12.75 each. AU the
full grown sheep hsd been shorn of
their wool which fsct explains ths
apparently low prices. Ons big
Durde sow with II pigs brought
f 147.60 and anothsr smaller one
with S pigs was bid in at $121.00.
Mr. Bouldin reports that on the
whol prices were very satisfactory
snd only a few items failed to bring
what he considered a reasonsbls
price. Th sals totaled $6,000.00
and is regarded as on of th beat
small-farm sales ever held in th
HOLDS LIQUOR AUCTION.
(By lateraatiMal New Service.)
Seattle, Wash., May 16. Although
Washington State ia "dry" territory
1.311 quarts of whiskey, gin and
French Vermouth ar being sold here
to-day to ths highest bidder and this
without ths seller having a license.
Folic interference la not expected.
Representatives of Unci Esm will
msks th sales from ths step of th
Sesttle Post Office. Ths liquor rep
resents two consignments of contra
band goods shipped from British Col
umbia and seised in Deception Psss,
Pugct Sound, by th United State
customs service. Ths only stipula-
ion placed an the buyers is that ths
liquor must be shipped to "wat" ter
ritory at sac.
Kaiser Still Reluctant to Enlarge His Graveyards in
. Flanders and Pkcarcly Artillery Actiritr Bat
No Infantry Fighting.
(By latevwatiewal News Service.)
London, Msy IS. "Local fighting
in which th French troop captured
several prisoners and successfully ad
vanced their line." say '-night's wsr
offic report, "took plac early this
morning in th sector north of Kem
mcl Village. Elsewhere there was
nothing to report beyond artillery
activity on both sides."
Last twenty-four hours hsv
brought th Allies new gams, ef a
local nature bwt of great importance,
bees use a yard gained ia this pre
paratory tactical struggle may mean
mile when batUe movement opens.
Thee consistent Franco-British suc
cesses, in Jockeying for tactical posi
tions, that precede th inevitable re
newal of the great western battle,
are greeted both her and in Paris
with ths greatest gratlficstion. Thsy
strengthen confidence thst Hinden-
burg's blow, no matter when or where
will be parried and parried effective
ly. All th world is a flutter with
rumors and gosaip about th next
stage of th titanic battle.
(By latoraaliaaal Newe Service.)
With American Army in Franca,
May 16. American fighting planes
brought down three German planes
today over the Toul sector, la a aer
ies of air fightings.
With Americsn Army in France,
Msy IS. Germans laid dowa a
heavy barrage fir oa oar sector
northeast of Tool this morning but
did not follow it up with ths usual
STILL AT IT
(By lateraatieaal Newa Service.)
Fsris, Msy 15. Great artillery ac
tivity on both sides north of th rtvsr
Avre, and southeast of Amiens, was
reported in an official night com
municque. : WINS FRENCH WAR CROSS
Lieut. U. Francis rstto of New
York, who has bee decorated with
th French, war emea fur courage la
treating wouuded men , la) ths great
battl bow raglug. Lteuteosut Pat
toa daring a gaa attack, finding his
gas awsk Interfered with his work,
resaoved It After a short time be was
overtone by tb fata, but baa atae
recovered. Ua I member of tb
medical corps sod wot to Franc
wttB the Oo liuedred and tltty-tUth
fBfrBttf Of JthakUlfabOW Blvv
Berlin, May 15. "North of Kern-
mri." says to-day's war offic state
ment, covering yesterday's opera
tions, "ws were completely success
ful. Ws took on hundred snd twen
Admit Liaee Penetrated.
Berlin, May 15. Penetration by
French of a portion of th German
advanced line north of Kern met waa
admitted by to-night's wsr office
statement Strong French attacks
northwest of Morsuil and southeast
of Amiens ar declared to hsv been
repulsed with hesvy loss.
Nia to Two.
London, May 15. Nins German
airplanes war brought down by th
British In yesterday's air lighting.
Two British machines failed to re
turn. Twelve tona of bomb were
dropped on Thionvill and other Ger
man military ststions.
(By latevaatWaal Newa Service.)
Zurich, May 15. Finland and Tur
key, according to Berlin advice.
hav signed a mutual peace agree
ment Berlin officially confirms to
day thst Grand Duke Nicholas hss
been taken prisoner. "It probably
means Grand Duks Nicholas Nicho
laievitch, and not tha formsr Csar."
COUCH OF SPIES
(By laleraaUeewl Newe Service.)
Paris, Msy 15. Director DuraU
a notoriously pro-German conspira
tor, wss condemned to desth lat to
day, after a half hour of deliberation
by the council which tried him and
his co-defendants. His assistant man
ager, Marcon, was sentenced to ten
years at hard labor and several oth
ers got lighter sentences.
(By lateraatioaal News Service.)
Washington, May 15. Ths Sen
ate thia sftemoon passed an amend
ment to th post offic bill raising
salaries in the post office department
Ths increases ar from 15 to 20 per
AU persons owning whest thresh
ers in Christisn county, under a gov
ernment order, ar required to report
at ones, to G. C. Keffmsn, Food
Administrator, for ths county, their
nsmes snd addresses, th character of
wheat threshing machinery they have
on hand, th name of the manufac
turers, its condition snd whether or
not It will b operated this season and
upon what conditions. Ths order
must be given Immediate attention.
MORE WORKERS NEEDED.
Th ladies of ths National Council
of Defena who ar ia charge of th
Belgian relief fund, pat in yesterdsy
working at ths Y. M. C. A., cutting
snd giving out gsrmsnts to be made
up. They will be ther sgsin to-day
and attention is one more called to
th need of more helpers for ths
asedls work. If yoa ar willing to
help mass these garmenta, go to the
Y. M. C. A. building and volunteer
KENTUCKY'S QUOTA OF SECRE
TARIES FAR BEHIND AT
On of th strongest srms of ths
U. 8. Army is ths Y. M. C. A. and
th work It is doing among th sold
iers In ths csmps and on tha battle
fronts Is second to none unless It
be th Red Crow work In th im
mediate theatre of war.
For this work th Y. M. C. A.
Wsr Work Council has selected, and
ia continuing to select, men sbove
the draft ags except In the esse
of regular experienced secretaries
snd ministers of ths gospel. The gov
ernment wsnts men for this work-
big, strong men. Men of regular hab
its, men of religious training, men
of leadership. Men who can handle
other men by being kind, gentle and
entertaining. Men who will be an
example for other men to follow.
Rev. Paul Bsgby will be at Hotel
Latham today for ths purpoa of
talking to anyone who msy wish
to see him with a view to entering
this work either for overseas service
or American service in our training
csmps. Kentucky is fsr behind in
furnishing her quota of the nation's
need Snd call. Other states sre like
wise behind. That la why this cam
paign for men for Y. M. C. A. secre
taries is being wsged now. If inclined
see Rev. Bsgby todsy.
ML BE HOST
TO MANY BROTHERS TONIGHT
LODGES IN DISTRICT.
Ths local K. of P. Lodgs will be
hoet tonight to visiting brethren who
sre coming to represent th several
other lodges in ths district In the
district meeting to b held here. Rep
resentatives ar expected from the
lodges at Sebree, Dixon, Earlington,
Marion, Wheatcroft, Poole, Boxville,
Slurgie, Borden and Elkton.
Guests of honor will be Grand
Chsneellor Aubrey Barbour, of New
port; Grand Keeper of Records snd
Sesl Jno, W." Carter, of Lexington;
and other Grand Lodge officers. Ev
ery member of Evergreen Lodge who
possibly csn should bo in ths lodgs
room tonight There'll be something
to msks you glsd if you corns.
00 HOT USE
(By Iwteraatieaal Newa Service.)
Washington, May 15. Ths Tress,
ury Department issued a statement
and request to-night aaying: "Do
not boost the sals of Wsr Ssvings
Stamps by means of chain letters."
(By lateraatioaal New Service.)
Berne, May 15. Ths German
Rsichatag before adjourning to-day
until July 4th rejected by 'a vot of
236 to 186 th electoral reforms pro
viding for squst franchise. f.
Tan 8peederley Id Uk yoa to
meet aiy wife, old Inp. I tbiuk that a
bold, dsshlug fellow like yoa could get
nec awe irota me,
.sttl r ; -'y.u
ASSOCIATION AT PEMBROKE
WILL SHIP FIRST CAR LOAD
PRICE IS $5.00 PER CRATE
MANY STRAWBERRY BLOOMS
KILLED BY FROST AND
CROP IS SHORT.
Ths members of ths Christisn
County Strawberry Growers Asso-'
elation havs reasons for being either
sad or glad, or both. Their fondest
expectations wsr surpassed y ester-
day when th Mansger sold th first
csr of berries for $5 per crate f. a. b.
Pembroke. Thia car was about one
half loaded yesterday and will b
finished today and shipped to Chicago
One fsct in connection with th
sals should attract every farmer and
berry grower in this vicinity, that is,
thst this high pric for th first car
was psid by ths ssme houaa which
purchased the majority of tha Pem
broke berries last yesr. . And . tha
order came by wire. This is good evi
dence that our soil will grow th
very finest flavored berries snd thst
the Association ia giving its customers
square treatment both as to grada
Old jack frost stayed around a .
little too long and bit most of tha
early blossoms snd this will decrees
the yield considerably but now tha
farmers are sxpecting this loss to be .
offset by the big increase in pric.
l.at ysar th first csr of berries was
sold for $3 per crate and everybody
waa highly pleased with th big pric
and everybody became enthusiastic.
Now that the first car of ths season
has brought $5 per crate still mora
enthusiaam will probably spread over
Christian county la destined to be
come one of the biggeat berry pro
ducing sections in ths entire south.
Yesterdsy's cssuslty list contained
120 nsmes. Ther sre nineteen deed.
including three killed in action, sixty
two wounded snd thirty-nin missing.
Three Kentuckisns were slightly
wounded : Jsmes H. Gittinys, of St
Mary; Herbert Green; of Barbour
ville, and Walter Thomas, of Lexing
FAILED TO ANSWER.
Leverett Burton, a colored regis- '
trant, has been arrested snd pat in
Isil for failing to send In his quea-
tionaire to tha exemption board. H
la liable to be sent to Camp Taylor
GREAT RELIGIOUS BODY IN AN
NUAL SESSION IN
Ths Southern Baptist Convention
met at Hot Springs yesterday with an
attendance of 4,000.
The convention ia tha central and
luthoritativ corporation to which tha
nlsaionarv. educational, publication
and other societies of th Southern
Bsptist denominstioa hav to mak
their annual report. Tha discus
sion of wsr tim problems ia expect
ed to make ths present csthsring on
of th most interesting and Important
of recent years. Atlanta haa seal
large delegation la aa effort is so-
cur next year's convention. Hop
kinsvill is not represented, s fsr
And still there is very little excite
ment ver th Red Cross driv nasi,