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HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1918.
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THE DEATH OF RESNATI.
Th machine la which Capt An
tonio Resnati waa killed Friday was
not an Amarican mad biplane. It
waa an Italian mad Caproni, brought
Into thia country few day ago and
assembled by Italian mechanic. It
"aide alipped" when the Italian at
tempted to make turn too aoon after
leaving the ground. One wing atnick
the Held and the craft overturned,
falling upon the aviator and crush
ing him to death.
Investigation of the accident by a
board of army airplane officers, show
ed that there waa nothing; at fault
with the construction or assembling
of the biplane. A rough spot on the
ground from which the flight started
the Inquiry board stated, slowed up
the ascent and when Reanati attempt
ed to make a change the machine
sacked sufficient momentum.
Reanati, upon hia own request, waa
taking the new plane, on it maiden
trip. The machine waa to have been
sent to Chicago for exhibition pur
The Italian flight captain, who
came to the United 8tatea to demon,
atrate the efficiency of large airplane
in war, had an international reputa
tioin. After serving as an aviator
. with the Italian forcea on the laonao
front, where he waa wounded Ave
times, Resnati brought a Caproni
plane here and performed the brilliant
feat of carrying nine passengers from
Hampton Roads. Vs., to Mineola, a
distance of 326 miles, in four hours
, and 26 minutes.
A German paper says only 1862
tons of grain from Ukraine has been
received "about one fiftieth of what
w ought to bava had."
Two of the new Methodists B la
heps Moore and Darlington are
natives af Kentucky and the third
McMurry is a resident of the state.
That make half of the aix.
y Secretary Baker haa presented to
Mr. Arthur McArthur, widow of
Lieut. Gen. McArthur and mother of
Col. Douglas McArthur, chief-of-staff
of the Rainbow division, the
helmet taken from the head of the
Bavarian officer her son captured
aingle handed in a trench raid sev
eral months ago.
- Army ordera announce the retire
ment of Maj. Gen. Franklin Bell
from command of the Seventy-aev-,
enlh national army division. Gener
al Bell recently waa examined for
duty abroad. The report of the med
ical board waa not made public. For
' the present General Bell ia to remain
in command at Camp Upton.
rresident Wilson alone appear to
stand between George Creel, chair
man of the committee on Public In
formation and a formal demand from
Congress that he be dismissed from
office. An investigation of the com
mittee on Public Information by
committee named by Frank P. Glass,
President of the American Publish
er Assn., will start next week.
Creel haa received advise to this ef
The Kaiser has issued a proclama
tion concerning Lithuania in which
he aaya It la assumed Lithuania will
participate in th war burdens of
Germany. Lithuania ia one of the
-J former Russian border states, which
-C the Germans have attempted to act up
as nominally Independent country,
Th attempt to enroll Polish army
on th aame plea that ia now made
la the case of Lithuania waa failure
and the Polish legion waa disbanded.
Th Vodwaerta of Berlin, aaid that
strong opposition was developing
among the Lithuanians to transform
ing their country into German semi
federal state. Entire independence
ia demand. The Lithuanian num
. bar about 2,000,000.
WARNING TO CAR OWNERS.
Officer Witherspoon, the night traf
fic policema. ia having more trouble
with automobile oa Maia and Ninth
street IU Insists that all car be
parked close to the curbing, only one
row oa side and alwaya parked to
th right Head the machine ia so
H can be backed out Keep both
front lights burning when the eat are
In operation. Thia applies to very
body. Officer Witherspoon says these
regulations must be observed and
will be rigidly niri. Avoid ariast
GREATEST CATASTROPHE IN
HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT;
DEAD KNOWN TO EXCEED 170
BODIES OF MEN BLOWN HICH
INTO THE AIR AND THREE
COMPLETE THE WORD
(By latersalleaal Newe Service.)
Pittsburg. Pa., May 18. In th
greatest and moat kaleidoscopic ex
plosion and catastrophe in th history
of the Pittsburg district, which oc
curred thia afternoon at the plant of
the Aetna Chemical Company, at
Oakdale, 170 men of more than (00
workmen employed in the plant, it is
believed have been killed and prac
tically all of the other injured. The
first ex plosion occurred in the soda
house, th impact aetting off trinitro
toluol, most powerful explosive,
which la being manufactured for the
government Men were suffocated for
several hour by sulphuric acid fume
which permeated th air within half
a mile, making death in that radius
highly probable. From thia together
with the heat of the Are, th work of
rescue waa handicapped, doctor and
nurse being unable to aid the in
jured lying on the ground with burn
ing embers falling about them. Fol
lowing th third explosion bodice of
men were seen shot high Into the
air. Tne arm or a man waa iouna
three-quarter of a mil away.
Mr. A. J. Culver of the county
has donated a fin mule to the Red
Cross. Thia mule will bo sold to
morrow morning t 10:30 in front of
the court house. CoL A. S. Tribble
ia doctoring hia throat now to be pro-
pared to cry the aale of th animal.
It'a a fine mule and price are high
and demands great Consequently,
the Red Croat people are glad.
PARK SPOONING OKAY,
SAYS CLEVELAND CHIEF.
IF CONFINED TO BENCHES.
(By latersalleaal News Service.)
Cleevland, Ohio, May 18. If the
copa ia your town won't let you
spoon in the park, com over to
Cleveland. It la all fixed her and
Cupid haa the key to all park gate.
Cupid (that Is, Chief of Police
Smith) say polic will not bother
lover in Cleveland parka if they do
not annoy other park visitors. Row
diea and other will not be allowed
to "spot" them with flash light or
I embarrass them in any other way,
Smith oredra, under pain of arrest
But th chief also advises the loving
onea to stick to the park benche for
their spooning, Instead of searching
out in the real dark apota, aa th
benches are secluded enough for lov
ing and th chance of disturbance ia
lea in th open than in th secluded
spots, the chief opine.
NEVER PLAYED HOOKEY I
(By laleraaliaaal Newe Service.)
Manitowco, Wis., May 18. Albert
Tegen, high school boy, haa perfect
school record for the past twelve
years, or during hi entire school
course. H waa not absent or tardy
during that entire time. Tegen, who
ia ouly aixteea year old, will serve on
th lake teamer Wkhwire, Jr., at
Buffalo Uu lutmtli
ON MAY 27
CONTINGENT OF I0S TO BE SE
LECTED MAY 2S REGISTRA
TION JUNE 8.
One hundred and sixty-nine men
of Class On are being notified to
report Saturday, May 26, which ia
next Saturday, at which time the
Local Board will select 105 who will
go to Camp Taylor May 27. It is
expected that th balance of our next
quota of 235 will bo ordered early
in Juno. Thia balance of 130 will
probably Include a number of colored
men. ' "TO
Congress has paased the. .bill re
quiring all men who have become
of age aince Juno 5, 1817, to register
under the draft. The data of registra
tion will again be on June 5 and prep
erationa are already under way for
IN THE THIRTY-FIRST ANNUAL
ORATORICAL CONTEST FOR
Lexington, Ky., May 18. Th thir
ty-first annual Kentucky oratorical
contest, beld at Transylvania College
hero last night, waa won by Edward
Dabney, of th University of Ken-
lucky, who spoke on "Conquer or
Submit." M. O. Ross, of Kentucky
Wesleyan College, won second on
the subject, "The Price of Victory."
Other contestant were H. Martin,
Berea College; Clyde V. Mullina,
Georgetown College; A. H. Barber,
Centre College, and Hansford Gud
gel of Transylvania College.
The judge were: Eira T. Frank
lin of Barbourville; Frank Clark, of
H. V. McChesncy, of Frankfort; Em
melt Dickson, of Paris; Lillard Car
ter, of Lawrenceburg, and Dennis
Smith, of Paris. George V. Moore,
President of tho Kentucky Inter-col-legiat
Oratorical Association, in
troduced the speakers.
The above dispatch records the
triumph of n Hopkinsville boy, the
20-year-old eon of Former Mayor
Frank W. Dabney. Edward Dabney
took the class oratorical honor in
th graduation cUxa of the Hopkins
ville High School a few years ago
and haa won similar honor at th
Stat University. Hia frienda here
are delighted to know of hia neweat
succeea aa an orator.
CAPT. CHERRY FINED.
Th case against Capt 8. A. Cherry
conductor on the T. C. Railroad,
charged with carrying whisky into
Nashville in milk cana, waa called be
fore tho U. S. Commissioner Tueaday
and Capt Cherry waa put under a
$1,000 bond. Later he waa tried in
the -city court and fined ISO and
bound over to the criminal court
The art of achievement for chria
tiaua U doing something, not somebody.
MARCHES THRUCH NEW YORK
STREETS ON FOOT AND LATER
SPEAKS ON THE WAR.
(By laleematieaal Newe Ssnlse.)
New York. May 18. President
Wilson tonight officially opened the
Red Croea drive her. President Wil
son, marching a foot led th parade
of 75,000 men and women through
th streets. In hi speech to-night h
declared that there are two duties:
First to win tho war; aecoad to win It
greatly and worthily. He asked why
the army should bo limited to 1,000,
000 men, and said that every ahip that
can be employed shall carry men and
supplies. He announced tho inten
tion to stand by Russia as well a
Franco. "We are not to be diverted
from th grim duty of war by any
inainoero talf of peace," bo eaid. If
they wish peace, let them com for
ward to a fair and ;uat. conference.
with fair terms."
The President waa given an ovation
when introduced by Cleveland E.
Dodge, who announced that tho pres
ident had walked in tho parade this
afternoon at hia own suggestion.' The
entire audience rose and amid aa up
roar gave him a demonstration:
Vowing allegiance to th President
of th United States."
BIG ROUND UP
(By latoraaHewal Newe Service.)
London, May 18. Five hundred
arrests have been mad in Ireland,
following th discovery of tho Sinn
Fein German plot Edward Deval
era. President of th Sinn Fein, ia a
prisoner on a British warship.
BOY. PAGE ANANIAS."
HERE'S PATRIOTIC ROOSTER.
(By laleraatUaal News Seer We.)
Fort Lupton, Col.. May 18. This
city boast of acock that not only
look th typical smybol of Demo
cracy, but act and literally apeak
th part Th patriotic chanticleer
ia tho property of Mrs, Don Elliott,
who ia authority for th story that
tho fowl crow lustily every, time
he hear the "Star Bpanglod Ban
ner," "America" and Dixie," and that
ha sulk at th strain of any Gorman
NEW FACE AT CAYCE-YOST COS
Mr. Ed Cliborn. who was formerly
a salesman in th hardware store of
John Young on 8th street, ha ac
cepted a similar position with th
Cay ce-Yost Co. on Main street and
will be glad to have hia friend call
on him there. Mr. Cliborn suc
ceeds Mr. M. T. Carter in thia posi
tion and Mr. Carter will novo to tho
C. R. Bouldin farm en th Juliea
pike, be having recently purchased
the farm from kl. Bouldia-
KILLED AS SEAPLANE HITS PIER
Norfolk, Va., May II. Eneign
Calvin Crawley. U. 8. N. R.. of St
Louis was killed at th Hampton
Roads opvrstiug base air School her
Friday when a seaplane as Was pilot
ing aUuvh a piU ia landing.
Both Sides Resort to Raids
-Allies Are Successful
GERMANS TRY TO ENTER
LINES OF THE AMERICAN SECTOR
- AND SOON COME TO GRIEF
AUSTRALIANS GO OUT HUNTING
FOR GAME AND COME BACK
WITH PRISONERS AND MA
CHINE GUNS WITHOUT
(By lateraatieaal Newe Service.)
American Army in Franco, May
t A German raiding party consist-
in ' fifteen men made a raid on our
lino in Pkardy last night Th mid
failed, th leader being killed and
several Germane wounded. Prisoners
recently taken wer all ander ZO
year of ag.
British Take Prieewer.
London. May 18. Two successful
raids are reported by tonight's state
ment from Field Marshal Haig. in
lone Australian troop took 21 pris
oners and a machine gun without
loss to themselves. German artillery
haa been mor active around Viller
Bretonneux. ' Imitate Allies.
Amsterdam. May '18. German)
'and Austria-Hungary have unified the
command on the Italian front
MISS LILLY AND
DR. WELCH HERE
COMING TO SPEAK AT TABER.
NACLE TUESDAY NIGHT IN
BEHALF RED CROSS.
Christian county people are most
fortunst again in being given aa
opportunity to hear two of th beet
peckers in th entire country at th
Tabernacle Tueaday night Chairman
Jamea Breathitt, Jr., haa been most
fortunate in securing Miss Lilly and
Dr. Charles Welch. Dr. Welch is a
Presbyterian pastor of one of the big
churches of Louisville. He wss in
charge of tho speaking her when
th Liberty Special Train was her
recently. Mia Lilly haa spent three
year in Franc on th battle front
aa a trained Red Cross nun and
ah will be able to mat many won
derful revelations to ua In regard
to th work of the Red Cross.
Dr. Brewster, pastor of the largest
church in Cleveland, Ohio, and on of
tho moat powerful speakers in the
country, and Private Vincent of th
Canadian Expeditionary force, who
baa been decorated with the Russian
medal of 8t George and other war
medal for conspicuous bravery, will
speak at th Tabernacle next Thurs
R. E. Cooper has been selected to
have charge of th country cam
paign ouUide tho City of Hopkinsville
and h will make hia big drive either
Friday or Saturday.
Bethel Woman' College
Mia Pauline Terry Petrie. Reader,
Mia Grace Richards, Pianist
Tuesdsy Evening, May 21, It IS.
8:16 u Clock.
ITALIAN AVIATOR KILLED.
New York. May 17. Captain An
tonio Silvio Reanati, of th Royal
Italian flying corps, who piloted Ua
nsaaenger la th Caproni biplane
fm Waihiiurton to New York re-
Icently, was killed at Uempetead flying
FOR BIG RED CROSS PARADE
MONDAY MORNING WILL
FORM IN VIRGINIA PARC
Th various committees in charge
of th different phase of the big
Rod Croea parade to take place Tues
day morning have completed their
work, except a few details to be
worked out Monday and there fa
every assurance that this will be
on of th biggest paradea ever pul
led pff - in thia city.
This parade will inaugurate the big
Red Croea drive which will continue
all next week for the purpose of
raising th 813,000, and more, al
lotted to thia county as its quota
of the 1100,000,000 for the United
Th chief marshal In charge of the
parade will bo Aubrey Tuggle. Ev
erybody will assemble in Virginia
rark at ten o'clock a. m. and the
parade will start at 10:30 and will
proceed down Ninth street to Virginia
south on Virginia to Alumni avenue
and across to Main, and north on
Main to tho court house. Different
sections of the parade will form
Lebkuecher' band. -
Red Croea Worker.
Mother of Soldier.
Civil War Veteran.
Owf of Town People.
Colored Red Cross Worker.
Every mother who haa a son in th
service ia wanted to rid in th moth
ers' section of th parade. A great
many car will bo needed and every
persoa who will us his car will
pleas notify Mr. Tuggle or one of the
Mother Committee, who are Mrs.
Henry FrankeL Mrs. Sallie Warfleld.
Mr. W. T. Tandy and Mr. Dr.
Do not remain out of the parade
because somebody ha not invited you
to go. You are as much invited sa
anyone else and the manager want
you to feel It so and join in and
help to make thia th biggest parade
ever given in Uopkinshville.
AU mother of th city or county
or of aay ether county who are in
th city, ar asked to tak part In
th Red Croea pared Tueaday mom
ing at 10:30. Notify either member
of the committee ia sdvanc if pos
sible, whether or not you have a car.
Be on band promptly and reserve
all seats ia yur car, if you have on,
for mother who will be without a
MRS. W. T. TANDY,
a MRS. A. G. WARF1EI.D,
. MRS. THAN Si. U. 6riTL3
COMMITTEE THAT WENT TO
WASHINGTON BRINGS BACK
A GOOD REPORT.
TOLD THAT THERE SEEMED TO
BE NO REASON WHY THE RE
QUEST SHOULD NOT BE.
Messrs. W. B. Anderson and Geo.
E. Gary returned last night from
Washington. In company with Gar
ner E. Dalton, Becretary of th H. B.
M. A., 8tate Railroad Commissioner
L. B. Finn and Assistant Attorney
General John C Duffy they held a
conference with the Railroad Admin
istration last Tueeday to urge that
physical connection be made between:
the systems in this city that hsv re
fused to make auch connection ainc
1H92. Mr. Dalton went on to New
York and the other gentlemen stop
ped in Louisville.
They met with much encourage
ment from the secretary of tho Board
who represented Director General Me
Adoo. After a patient hearing, ths
case being presented by Mr. Finn
and Mr. IhifTy, the statement wss
made that the request was in accord
with the settled policy of th ad
ministration. Varioua road in Day
ton, Louisville and other larger cities
had been ordered to make physical
connection and there seemed to bo no
good reason why Hopkinsville should
not receive the same kind of bene
fit. It facilitated th plan of rout
ing freight that were being adopted
everywhere. In thia case th ad
justment of the matter would com
under th jurisdiction of tho South
ern Regional Director, President C.
H. Markham. of th Illinois Central
Railroad company. Mr. Markham
has all along been in favor of connect
ing his road with th LAN. and
if he M given th authority-there
ia little doubt that the order will be
forthcoming in th very nesr future.
The three roada of Hopkinsville are
aa a matter of fact within four feet
of each other In tho yarda of th
Mogul Wagon Company and the Cli
max Mill. Th I. C. and T. C. road
already us th same belt line that
runs Into tho plants above named.
The L. A N. haa its own spur run
ning into them. The connection of
these two line can be made at a
nominal coat and within a day or
two after tho order ia mad. Th
Business Men' Association ha often
tried in vain to bring about thia
connection. It has caused a haul
of nearly 80 miles around to Prince
ton and Nortonville. or freight would
have to bo transferred by hauling
four squares from on road to th
other. The news that (Tie committee
met with such encouragement will
bo received with much satisfaction.
Th committee is to be Congrats la 1
ed upon its good work.
Hopkinsville Lodge No. IT F. 4 -
M. will meet la regular communica
tion Monday evening May 20th,
7 :30 p. m. AU member urged t b
present Visiting brethren welcome.
T. r. CALLARD. W. -E.C.
FRY E. Secy.
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