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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
Price 3 CenU
. DAILY KENTUGKI AN
C. 449 II yew e get the
KeotnckUa promptly. And if ye
. bsve a sewa item, phone H to la
President Wilson will open the Red
CrM campaiirfi for next week with a
f i7 New York. Saturday niicht
Scrgt Frank Baylies, of New Bed
ford, Mum., la getting Hun plana
ayamioet every day aince he got hit hand
rln. He haa bagged nine in all and two
James Gordon Bennett died with
ootonfiding to some of us the se
creT of being able to run news
paper la A merits and live In
' Europe. eas
Much trouble is being experienced
In getting a Jury fet Ewardsrille. III.,
to try. some red-blooded Americans
reused of lynching a Germsn sus
pected or disioysity. "Ancrmuen mors
rill be experienced in getting any
Jury to convict them.
The airplane mail service between
New York and Washington? started
Wednesday. The piano, however,
lamied at Waldorf, Maryland, with
broken propellor, which disabled it
for further service. It had SSO
pounds of mail matter including 4,000
A fox captured by a fanner at
Carmi, III., was lbs mrsna of boost
ing Wsr Saving stamps sales and
netting a nest sum for the Red Cross
at a pis supper. The animal on the
original bidder brought $1,000
which waa invested in war stamps.
The fox waa then donated to the Red
Cross and sold several times. About
(7,000 was subscribed for stamps.
roim m rue
Chaa. L. Dade, Jr., and Errett
Ltpscetnb.nvho went to Louisville for
axsmlnation for the U. 8. Navy, have
boon cepted and left yesterday for
the Grat Lakes Nsval training camp.
Lieut Jack R. Wilkinson, formerly
f this city, passed through the city
last night en route for Fort Sill,
Ok la., where he will take Instruc
tion m the Officers Training School.
, Guy Parity, of the United States
Navy, la hers for a short visit with
his mother, Mrs. Annis H. Dority.
Guy has been in the navy for more
than S years, and this is his first visit
horns since enlisting. lis looks liks
Russian with two years' growth
of whiskers. Pembroke JournsL
Dr. Durward Belmont Roach, of
Roaring Spring.' yesterday received
his appointment as First Lisutenant
medical action, Officers Reserve
Corps of the U, 8. Army, to take ef
fect April 10th. Lieut Roach expects
to report In a few days at the Chat
tanooga training school, to be there
Robert Yates, the- 18-year-old son
of Dr. T. G. Ystes, of rsnsacola,
Flav, la nsw a volunteer student at
tha Houston, Texas, aviation school.
Hs was born In this city and writes
that there are three Hopkinsvills boys
tlirere, Lieut. Chss. P. Jarrett, Aaron
Omer and Harry Tunks. The last
named was a printer in tha Ksn
, DEATH AT MAN KINGTON.
Mrs. Clarinda A. Teagua disd nsar
Msnnigton Tuesday of this week of
a complication, of diseases,. She waa
T8 years of age and tha widow of Wil
liam H. Tesgus, who died several
years ago. Shs leaves two children,
Luke Tesgus, an attorney at Madison-
ville and Mrs. Freddia League, of
Manning-toil. Tha deceased) was a
member of the Universallat church
II 4 was wsll beloved by her many
friends for her kindness of heart and
splendid christian character.
. Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Thomss Chapman, and inter
ment took place at Good Hope church
AFTER 36 YEARS.
Joseph L. Williams, a pstisnt from
Alien county, sged 60, disd at the
Western Bute UotnlUl May 14th, of
general paralysis ot the Insane. He
had been an inmate 38 years. The
body wn buried on the premises.
DR. DU BOSE, WHO ATTENDED
THE CONFLUENCE HERE.
Dr. W. r. McMurry. Louisville.
Dr. John M. Moore, Nashville.
U. V. W. Darlington, W. Va.
Rev. II. M. DuBose, Ga.
Rev. . N. Parker. La.
W. N. A Ins worth, 8. C.
Atlanta. Ga., May It. Discussion
of the majority and mimrity reports
of the committee) on church relations.
and the election of three new bishops
and eonnectionaHfiffieero featured
tha sessions of ths Itinera! Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, hers) today. Bishops
sleeted today were the Rev. R. N.
Parker, of tha Louiaiania Confer
ence, the Rev. H. M. Duboss, of
the North Georgia Conference, and
W. N. Ainaworth, of the South
Georgia Conference. Bishop Eugene
R. Ilendrix, senior bishop, announced
that sis new bishops, three of whom
were elected yesterday, will ba or
dained on Friday. v
Tha following connections! officers
were re-elected for the next four
yean at tha afternoon aesslon: The
Rev. T. N. Key, of tha Western North
Carolina Conference, editor ot tha
Nashville Christisn Advocate; E. B.
Chappell, ot .the Tennessee Confer
ence, editor of Sunday School liter
ature, and W. W. Pinaon, at Nash
ville. Tenn., secretary of tit board of
After announcement of tha result
ths ballot taken yesterday on which
tha Rsv. Frank N. Parker waa elect
ed bishop, the majority and minority
reports of the committee on church
relations were taken up for debate
at the morning session. Bishop Jamas
The majority report of the commit
tee recommended to reaffirm tha ac
tion of the General Conference of
1914, and declared the readiness of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, to continue negotiations on
the basis approved by that action in
case tha commission or other duly
constituted authorities of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church signify their
desire for the continuance of nego
tiation upon that basis. Tha com
mission was instructed to give most
careful consideration to tha matter
of closer co-operation, in order not
only to eliminate waeU, but to se
cure tha greatest possible results
from tha efficient adjustmsnt of the
workers of both churches.
Tha report of the minority also re
affirmed tha action of tha General
Conference of 1114. and declared tha
readiness of tha Methodist Episco
pal Churchr South, to renew negoti
ations In case the General Confer
ence of the Methodist Episcopal
Church signified its desire for re
newal of negotiations. The report
also declared that no further action
looking to unification was proper to
ba taken by the Southern Church un
til such time as the Northern Church
hsd taken suitable and proper action
with reference to tha negro ques
tion. Judge John 8. Candler, of Atlan
ta, in a speech favored the adoption
of the minority report, and stated
that the Southern Church had gone as
fsr as it could, and that it was now
time for tha Methodist Episcopal
Church to make a move. He content
ed that so long aa the negro ques
tion waa in tha way unification was
Ths Rev. F. J. Prettyman, chap-
tain of the United States FsnaU,
spoke in hebalf of tha report of the
majority, emphasising that the de
mand of the world waa that Metho
dism should unite. He said he desired
a church big enough to include all
racea without distinction. Rsv. A.
F. Watkina, president of Hillsspe Col
lege Jackson, Miss., believed that
tha church "had lost Its grip upon ths
negro and it was high tires f unit
ed Msthodism to layits bav-a upon
them to guide and direct -m in
spiritual and educational k. era."
H. U. White of Alexsndria, in aa ad
dress said that the negroes should be
placed la a separata churvb.
IS RECEIVED FOR WEED AMD
WEEK IS BIGGEST FOR TWO
YEARS OR MORE.
20,000,000 LBS. TO DATE
CITY STILL FLOODED WITH DE
LIVERIES AND ALL HOUSES
- TAXED TO LIMIT.
It waa hoped that tha sates on the
loose floors for the post week woutd
resch 2.000,000 pounds sold but the
tobacco buyers and tha auctioneer
did all they could. In fact everyone
did all ha could. Men labored from
early till lata and many worked over
time and almost to exhaustion. There
has never been such a rush on the
market hero as tha past three or four
The market for the week ia not only
the largest in pounds for mora than
one season but the weekly average
in price ia 12c higher than any week
thia season. The nearest approach
to this was one week in February
when tha average reached $14.49.
Also the highest price of the season
was equaled this week when tobacco
The report itself will best tell the
story. Ths sales this season exceed
thosa up to this data last year by
4 million pounds. There is enough
tobacco ia the city this morning tin-
sold to increase the total for this
season to 20 millions. Tha report
is as follows:
Sales for week 1.017,905 lb
Sales for season 19.242.460 lb
Sales thia date. 1917. . 16,287,885 lb
Average for this week $14.61
Average for this season. .. .fit. 1 J
Trash $10.60 to $12.60
Common lugs $12.60 to $13.00
Msdium lugs $13 to $13.60
Good lugs $13.60 to $14
Fine lugs $14 to $15
Low leaf $13.60 to $14.50
Common leaf $14.60 to $15.60
Medium leaf $16.60 to $17.60
Good leaf $17.50 to $20.00
Fine leaf $20.00 to $23.50
L. B. CORNETTE.
President Tobacco Board of Trade.
Mr. Ford L. Wilkinson, of Nash
ville, arrived in tha city yestsrday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. L. Weathers re
turned last night from a week's trip
to Louisville, Cincinnstl and othsr
points in tbst section.
Mrs. George Kocnig, of Chicago,
who had been visiting her fsthsr,
Judge Polk Csnsler, has returned to
her home in Chirsgo.
R. A. Morris is visiting in Evans-
vile, and from there ha will go to
Vincennes, Ind., to spend several
weeks with his son, George Morris.
Judge Polk Csnsler left yesterdsy
morning for a two months' visit to
the fsmily of his son, Charles P. Can
sler, of Enid, Okta., and Mr. and Mrs.
George Koenig, of Chicsgo.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Edmunds,
nee Frierson, have returned from
their wedding trip to Camp Shelby
and other points in the South. They
are at the Edmunds homo on South
Rev. O. C. Peyton, pastor of ths
Baptist church, is attending the
Southern Baptist convention at Hot
Springs, Ark. Pembroke JournsL
Mrs. F. P. Thomas left yesterday
for Ft Oglethorpe, to aea her hus
band, Capt Thomas, who expects to
depart for Europe soon.
Mrs. Fred Hsrned is la Litchfield
attending ths Methodist Womsn's
Mrs. Annie Coleman, of Paducah,
ia visiting Miss Johnnia Beard aa
Oliver Tibesu. old time National
Lengue baseball player, committed
uida in Bt Louis.
TAKE FULL PART
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVEN
TION CIVES THEM SAME
STANDING AS MEN.
Hot Springs. Ark-, May 1$ A
resolution providing aqual sun rags
for women In the church organisation
was adopted overwhelmingly by the
63rd session of tha Southern. Bap
tist convention. Tha vote followed
a sharp debate. ...
Vote on tha measure which was in
tha nature of an amendment to tha
constitution, followed a stirring ad
dress by Dr. F. 0. McConnell of At
lanta, Ga., who with; R. D. Coleman
of Dallas, led the fight In fsvor of ad
mitting womsn of th church to full
voting privileges. In 'his address. Dr.
McConnel! characterised opposition
to tha amsndment aa "unchristian"
and as sn example of their worthless
hsld up tha part of womsn are play
ing the war, which h declared to be
the greatest blessing of God to htt-
msnity since Calvary.
Dr. W. D. Nolin of Louisville and
Dr. S. A. Pettis of Whitssvills. Ky..
led the opposition to tha amsndment
basing thsir arguments en tha con
tention that if tha women were ac
corded futl privileges they soon would
dominate the church for the reason
that male delegates would not "wwn-
gls with thsm on the floor of tha
Through adoption of the amend
ment women are now entitled not on
ly to represent their churches In
the convention, but also to hold any
office in the convention which is tha
highest administrative organisation in
The following article ia taken from
a Wednesday's Nashville popart
S. A. Cherry, a Tennessea Central
conductor, was arrested last night by
Chief of Police A. J. Barthell, Special
Officer George Barthell and members
of tha police department's "strong
arm" squad, and was registered at tha
police station on charges of violating
tha bone-dry law and Reed amend
ment prohibiting the transportation
of Intoxicating liquors from one state
to another. Ha will face trial in po
lice court thia afternoon and will
later be arraigned before Commia-
aioner Harry L. Luck to answer tha
Cherry, it ia alleged, has been
bringing liquor to Nsshvillo from
Hopkinsvills and disposing of R to
bootleggers. Two large milk cans full
of whisky were eonflscaUd last night
following the arrest, and it ia alleged
that the cans were brought, here by
Cherry on tha Tennessea" Central
train leaving Hopkinsvills yesterday
afternoon. It is believed that he has
been using this method of smuggling
liquor into the city for some tims;
snd it was learnsd following the ar
rest last night that the officers had
been msking persistent efforts to ap-
prehend him in tha act for some
At the police station Cherry Is al
leged to have said that he had brought
the liquor here for his own use, and
did not deny ownership of tha milk
cans used In bringing the liquor hero.
Tha "wet goods' confiscated last
night aggregatsd about thirty quarts.
Neither Capt Cherry nor Flag
man Webb of tho regular T C. pas
senger train appeared here yesterday
on thsir usual run. .-.
REJECTED AT FORT WAYNE.
Clarence Poindextor, colored, one
of tho aiea sent to Ft Wsyna recent
ly as one of the 35 from this coun'y.
kjia kav rsisctsd for some csuse
I which la pot known at present.
LOSES HIS LIFE
WHILE OPERATING A NEW
FORD TRACTOR ON HIS .
MACHINE TURNED OYER
- T - -
CRUSHING THE DRIVER UNDER
IT AND INSTANTLY KILLING .
. ' HIM.
Wm. Glass, only sen of Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. A. Glaus, waa killed yester
day afternoon .while attempting to
operate one of the now Pordson trac
tors sent. to. this county, snd distri.
buted Wfdnesdsy. The mschins was
taken to Mr.' Glass' farm near New
stand and bis on,.vwhq was a high
school student In this city, coming
in from Newstead, wss operating ths
tractor after hi return home, about
mx o'clock. Tho machine got out
of hia control In soaa..way and wss
turned over killing him inatantty.
He was a' young man of tha finest
promises ths pnly child of hia doting
parents. He was about 19 years of
age and a. splendid specimen of phy
sical strength, and vigor.
The tractor was ons of the three
in this county, was purchased for
$760, a special price to Introduce
them In the county to be used to
fallow. disc - and . hsrrow ground
for crops. It is claimed that it will
do the work of six mules and pull
two plows. It is a heavy piecs of ma
chinery and its motive power kt a
Whan young Glass lost control it
was ditched in such a way that hs
was caught under it
Tha funeral arrangements hsd not
been completed last night but the
burial will be in Riverside cemetery.
The young men's mother is a sister of
Gen. Alex Dsde, of the United States
BEST ESSAY WRITERS ON LIB
ERTY BONDS GIVEN $ PREM
IUMS LAST NIGHT.
The Virginia street school gave an
entertainment at tha Tabernacle last
night, repeating tha play "The Spirit
of Liberty," given some time ago.
A new feature waa the awarding of
prises to tha writers of tha best es
says by pupils of the city and county
schools. These were won as follows:
Ths $5 Thrift Stamp offered by
Ira L. Smith for the best eassy, all
scheota competing, waa awarded to
Herbert Turns, of Belmont school
The $6 BUmp offered by Frankel s
Busy Store to the best from the West
Side school wont to Helen WerifT,
of 104 West 17th street
The $5 BUmp offered by C. R.
Clark to the best from a county school
wss awarded to Myrtle May Roper,
of the NewsUad school All of these
esssys go to Mrs. Donald McDonsld,
of Louisville, and will compete for the
state prise, a $50 Liberty Bond.
Essays held to be the best from
the several schools were aa follows
High School, Elisabeth Stitos.
Weat Side school, Ruth Bellsmy
and Helen Woodruff.
Belmont school, Herbert Turns and
Mary Jane McMurry.
Virginia school, Marjoria Barker
and Claud P. L'tley. . , . -
County schools, Myrtle May Ropsr,
Nswstead; Margaret E. Morrison,
Pembroke; Mildred Gaines. Gracey
Tha exorcises concluded with the
championship oration of Fagan Dix
on, of Howell, msde in the recent ore
torical contest at NewsUad, which
ths young orator renderea in fine
styls, acquitting himself with much
Tho Manssd Houl Co. in Bowling
Gresn, has bought the old Bsptist
church property for $11,000.
PRESIDENT WILSON WILLING TO
LEAVE INVESTIGATION TO
(By lateraatioBal News Service.)
Washington, Msy 16. If President
Wilson has his wsy in the investiga
tion into the aircraft situstion, it will
be hsndled exclusively by Chsrles E.
Hughes, whom ho appointed to con
duct the Department of Justice
probe. He prefers this method to
sn investigation by a congressional
committee.. .The Chamberlsin reso
lution clothing ths Senate Military
Affairs Committee With authority to
mvestigste, has brought the adminis
tration fsce to fsce with one of the
sharpest fights in Congress since the
DUTCH SIP. .
(By International Newa Service.)
Washington, May 16. The United
States ship Vsanland sank hi a col
lision at sea May 13, the Navy De
partment announced to-night All
persons aboard were rescued and will
be returned to the United States.
Tha Vaanland waa a cargo carrier,
one of the Dutch ships taken over
by this Government, snd her capacity
was 8,700 dead weight tons trans
port and she was cominsnilcd and
manned by the Navy for the Army
ON POSTAL BILL
(By latarmatioul News Service.)
Wsahingion, Msy 16. After insist
ing once more that large cities should
continue to enjoy the .benefit of
pneumstie tube service. Senate thia
afUrnoon passed the $381,000,000
postolfioo appropriation bill without
roll call, tho sura of $47,000,000 be
ing added to bill as it came from the
House. Now it jnust go to confer
(By International Newa 'Service.)
Pria Maw la Kenorts from all
sides confirm the report thst bad
ilnstA Iu1m.ii Turkey and the Bul
garian young Turks is carrying on a
bitter press campaign against nu mar
is, charging that Turkey was be
trayed by the Central Empires in be
half of Bulgaria. Emperor Charles,
r l,..ri. will viait ConaUntinoiik)
and Sofia in tha hope of aetUing
the grave situation between the two
(By International News Service.)
Wsshington, May 16. President
Wilson to-dsy came to the rescue of
tho American farmer under the Na
tional Defense act; and ths President
by proclamation, placed under strict
Government control, the importation.
manufacture, storage and diatribtt-
tion of all farm equipment Dealers
in these commodities are required tj
obtain a federal lirenae tu do busi
STILL PREVAILS BUT THE LONG
EXPECTED RENEWAL OF THE
HALTED OFFENSIVE HAS
NOT YET MATERIALIZED
ON THE WESTERN FRONT
(By International News Service.)
London, Msy 16. To-night's of
ficial report from Field Marshal Haig
ys: "Beyond artillery activity by
both sides, particularly on tho battle
front north of the Lys, there is noth
ing of special interest to report"
Paris, Msy 16. To-night's war sf--
fice communique says: "There haa
been no infantry action, but consider
able artillery activity north and
south of ths Avre. The remainder of
the front reports a calm day."
No End ia Sight.
Berne, Msy 16. A sUUment that
a fifth war winter is ineviuble, waa
made in the WuertUmberg diet yes
terday by Conrad Haussman, accord
ing to a Berlin dispatch.
Patrols are Active.
Americsn Army in Francs, Msy 16.
In Lorsine there is patrolling ac
tivity and again an increased artillery
fire. Otherwise the dsy is quiet on
sll poinU occupied by our troops.
Nothing New, Says Berlin.
Berlin." Msy 16. The ejection of
French troops from the positions won
north of Kemmel yesterday ia report
ed in ta-dav'a official sUUment
There ia nothing new to report from
any theatre of the war, says to-night's
war official suumsnt
Terrific Air Battles.
London, Msy 16. Terific 'fighting
in the air marked the last preparatory
phase before re-opening the great
Western battle. In the air fighting
the Allies had decidedly tha upper
hand. Of Infantry fighting there waa
scarcely any during tha last twenty
four hours, but gun duels continue
in Picsrdy and Flanders.
(By International News Service.)
London, Msy 16. Forty-three Gor
man machines were shot down by tha
British aviators and guns within tha
last twenty-four hours, tho official
night report says.
French Get 17.
Paris, May 06. Seventeen Gorman
machines were brought down by tha
French pilots yesUrday. Another
was bagged by a French anti-aircraft
gun and four enemy captive balloon ,
were downed, the official night com
munique aUtea. .
Huns Claim 33.
Bsrlln, May 16. Thirty-three Hos
tile airplanes were brought down by
Germans in West, yesUrdsy'a war of
MORE CONCRETE SHIPS. '
(By International News Servian.)
Washington, Msy 16 Fifty-font
mora 7,600 ton concrete snips la
adition to tha initial four already coa
tracUd for, will bo built by the 8hip-
piiuj Board, it ia officially announced
Mr. Richard D. J. Alexander, a
farmer of near Croften. and Miss
Ruby A. Simpson, a popular girl of
the same neighborhood, were mar
ried yea today morning at the court
house by Judge C. H. Champlin. The
Judge used hia usual introduction to
tha marriage ceremony and when Va
rau over that part about "pianiag
thn flower on tha lapel," tho y"f
couple became much s mused '"