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I ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ftabluhed 1879 Vol. XLDi!y Vol. 1. No. 124
HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY. AUG. 1, 1918.
Fair and warmer Thursday r
Can 44t If yew fa
have awe Ilea, )
MUM trip In th air are now
prohibited) in lon.lon.
Thr will be an Increase of on
cent at pound on augar.
John Robinsorfs Cirrus will be
hart on August .10 and will show In
th Fordneld on North Main Street.
FOLIOWING THE FLAG
The public la Invited to the un
furling of the service flag Sunday,
AflglM 41 h, at Tncview,
Herman WhitUker left several
dayi sgn for Nashville and enlisted in
th Marines and waa acnt to Pan.
Island for training.
C W. Smlthland haa received in
formation that hia aona, Guy and
Austin Smithaon, hava arrived over
aeaa and are pleased with army life
Newa cornea to friend here from
Bark Boxley that ha haa been trans
ferred again and ia now in tha ambu
lance service of tha medical corps.
Ho la ktlTl at Camp Beauregusrd. La.
Tha ataUsnent in oar recant refer
anca to tha boya who went to Wash
ington Stale for war work waa in
correct in one item. Frank llulae
waa not in claaa m but went aa a
vAdnteer in claaa too.
Mr. Henry Frankel haa six nrph
wa ia the army and Ave of them ar
now In France. Tw of them. Karl
and WUI Kkteman. of Clarkaville, are
known to bo in the bin battle now
Pettoe Baker, who arrived in
France June Z4. wrttea hia father.
Bryant IRaker, that he ia in actual
aervir .h camera man in an airplane
ver the battle front. He aaya: "We
are giving them fiU whenever we
ran catch 'em. Don't worry. Thing
are going our way and the war will
aoon be over and we will be home
neit year." .
CaL Auatin Bell left for Green-
leaf. Ca., but .night, where he will;
become a member of the Medical Re
eorv Corps tof the U. 8. Army. In
addition" to 'being one of Hopkins
villa's most prominent physicians, he
ia a veteran of the Spanish-American
War and acquainted with army life.
He leaves, a' splendid and lucrative
practice to join the colors and Aght
lot hia country.
i " tlfW POWER COMPANY.
TBf 'Associated Pre.)
Buffalo. N. Y., July SI. One of
the jrreateet water developing pro
tects of the many certering about
Niaeara Kalis haa been launched on
ik. Canadian aide of the river. It
contemplates an immediate produc
tion of 300,000 electrical horsepow
er, or equal to approximately ana
half the present toUl development on
both aidea of the river, and it may ex
pand to 1,000.000 horse power.
A.tuMl work on the new channel
.ewes begun recently by the Ontario
Hydro Commission. There were no
ceremonies and the launching of the
work was virtually unknown to the
general public. The channel will en
circle the city of Niagara Fella, Ont.,
one running from the Welling River
a tributary to the Niagara above me
Mured to the escapement below
Queeneton heights. The power bouae
. will be located on the river level al-
moat at the foot of Brocks monu
RUNS INTO LAMP POST.
n.mn Dean, an employee of Gates
Co- lost control of his csr lost
night nbtrat elgM o'clock while driv
ing esst on Ninth Street and ran into
tk. a,hit wav lamp post at tha eor-
. J Ninth and Libsrty in front
- the Waatminater church. Slight
damage' was dona to the ear but ne-
wtw aaaa injured. Mrs. J. T. Hsn-
, w.r .Jg rjBSsiig along the sidewalk
and becaia frightened and fell when
i',J ta iumo out of 'Ho
STIilOI OF un
AMERICAN PRESS HUMORISTS
ARE WILLING TO CIVE A
MEMBERSHIP TO MAN WHO
Chicago. July .10. Whoever the
inspired gentleman in Berlin may be
who ia writing the German official
communique on the Rhime-SiaaonB
battle situation, he haa had a great
honor thrust upon him. On proper
application he will be admitted to full
membership in the American Press
Humorists, the national organisation
of newspaper humorist and cartoon
ist, which recently held Ita anneal
convention in Chicago. The idea waa
suggested to Douglaa Malloch, Chi
cago poet, and national president of
the newspaper wits, and met with
hia instant approval.
"Sure." said Mr. Malloch. "we shall
be gtnd to take him in although
he haa not been able to take ua in.
aa yet. Hia ia the funnieat stuff
I have seen on the war. I under
stand that the Germane think ao well
of it that they run it on the front page.
They ought to run it in the humorous
column, where it belongs. When
ever I am downhearted. I always
read the German report, because it
is sure to be good for a laugh. I
wonder if it couldn't be worked up
into a vaudeville sketch? But, no
il's too funny." .
"What about it atrikra you
"Well, for example, thia etatement
that 'having accomplished our pur
poseto bring on a French counter
attack we are now goose-stepping
it for the rear.' If that waa the pur
pose of the German generals, you'll
have to admit they got results. And,
if you will read a little farther, if
you are not laughing too hard, you
will learn that the Germans won a
thrilling victor by 'getting away
without being observed. If they eon.
tinue to meet with auccea it looks
like they would aoon laxen iierun
"The Germans thought the Amer
ican army waa a joke."
"It waa. It muat have been, any
way the clown prince fell for it. And
at last reports he ia atill falling
back The Amenicana arn't taking!
prisoners they'r overtaking them."
"To what school of humor would
you ssy ths officio! Germsn reports
"They belong to the desf. dumb
and blind school of humor. They ar
evidently intended for the Inmates of
such institutiona in Germany who
have not yet been sent to tha front."
"But would you take a German in
"Why not? Three of our members
Franklin P. Adams, Grantland Rice
and F. Gregory Hartewick are over
there now trying to make the ac-
nuainlance of the Germans. I have
asked then? to try to organise lo
cal hcapter in Berlin.
N.ws waa received last night of
ths desth by accident of Thomas Wit
ty, at Akron. Ohio. He was a son
of W. 8. Witty and was an unmarried
man 85 or 40 years of age. He went
to Akron soma time sgo to work In
a government plant It ia presumed
that ths body will be brought borne
Mrs. J. H. Dagg, of the County
Food Administration, will hold war
kitchen at the Christian church neat
Monday and Tuesday from 10 a. m.
to 4 P- m. and give demonstrationa
In making wheatleaa. ntsatloss and
sugsrlese dishes. Four special de
monstrators frost tha University of
Ksntucky will hava chart.
IOWA CAPTAIN LED HIS WHOOP
ING MEN THROUGH STREAM
IN FACE OF GERMAN FIRE.
I By Associated Pre.)
With the American Army on the!
Aisne-Mam Front. The crossing of
the Ourcq river was effected by the
Americans Sunday in brilliant style
in the face of great difficulties, the
Germans having destroyed the bridge
and placed their artillery and machine
guna in advantageous positions to
resist the attempt at a paasage.
The French and American forces
had planned to croaa the Ourcq before
daylight on Sunday, but the German
heavy artillery held the alopes lead
ing to the river under Are, which
continued sll night. The Americans
repeatedly started to advance during
the night, but as often were held
bsck by the fire of the enemy ma
chine guna and heavier pieces.
During one of the lulls in the Ger
man fring Captain Allen T. Hupp,
of Corning, la., worked hia men up
to the renter of a field, the alopes
of which led to the Ourcq. Juat then
the Grrmans resumed their Are in full
force. Immediately Hupp and hia
men djg in and held on where they
were un'.il daylight
Meanwhile the German artillery
had been quieted aomewhat by the
heavier artillery of the allies carry
ing out counter battery work. Chooe-
Ing an opportune moment. Hupp'a
men dashed to the river, jumped in
and waded across, cheering as they
Corporal Chris Berthelsen of Sioux j
City was amoruv those of the first'
wave to cross the river. They imme
diately went after the machine gunaj
on a hill on the north bank of the
Ourcq. The Are which they opened I
on the enemy nest at this point waa!
so intense that the Germans raiaed
a white flag. Anticipating a nice
bag of prisoners, ths Americsns rush-
d up. only to be opened again by
the enemy machine guna aa they ap
oroarhed. Then tha Americana let
loose with the full weight or their
fire against the Germans, who again
raiaed the white flag. Twelve Ger
mane were killed and nine raptured
in thia operation.
(By Associated Press )
Amsterdam, July SI. Field Mar
shall von Eirhorn, the German com
mander of Ukraine and his adjutant,
were fatally wounded by a bomb at
Kiev Tueadsy, says an official an
nouncement from the Kiev capital.
Tha bomb wss thrown from a cab'
which drove close, to the rarrisge in
whkh the officials were approaching
the Field Marshal's residence.
The assassin and the cab driver
A later meaaage announced that
the two officers died but night
To All Retail Gracryma and Mast
Dealers la Hspkiaavill. '
At a meeting of the grorerymea
and meat dealers, held st ths H. B. M
A. office last night, it wss sgreed thst
no definite action be Uken until oth
er Information could be had from the
state representative of the Conser
vation Division War Industries Board
I have Uken thia matter up with
thia department and hope to be in a
poaition to advise you within the next
few days just what will be required
as to making your deliveries.
GARNER DALTON, Ser.
.Gsrmsny ia calling boys of IT to
ths colors and England has extended
ta age Um.it for miliury service to
45 year. 4
FOR A BREATHING SPELL
(By Associated Press.)
A combleU calm fell ever tie
Aisne-Mame battle area today, with
only the thunder oi gmna to tell of
the new and more terrible gust of
war storms to follow. Psris snd Ber
lin both noted a quiet day. Infantry
pauaed for breath, while the artillery
pounded new roads of advance for
Fork's armies. , -
If ths pause is' tha offensive is at
tributed to war weariness, the crown
prince's armies, must too, be worn
out by the pressure of the last fort
night For notwithstanding huge re
inforcements they hive felled to
throw back the antagonists a single
foot It is not believed the retrest
The fourth dsy of the greet allied
offensive saw only reeeiprocsl bom
bsrdment. Violent attempts through night by
the Germans to expel the Americans
and French from positions north of
the Orucq failed entirely.
The latest Berlin communication
says 4,000 prisoners have been taken
by them during the past few days
and twenty-four theuaand since July
In soita of the tremendous efforts
by ths Germane to check the relent-j the Germans were driven back Tuee
lesa pressure of the. allies north of, day there haa been havy bim'u'l
The Ourcq ' river, " Wednesday finds ment. . .
GREAT MASS MEETING CALLED
Br PROHIBITION LEADERS
OPPONENTS OF LIQUOR TRAFFIC
AND "BLOCKADE RUNNING"
WILL MEET TOMORROW
AT TWO P. M.
ELECTION MAY BE CALLED
j rromineni uroniuinMi i.i.-, -j
iness and professional men; farmers,
snd ministers of churches scot out a
call yesterday to all persons in the
county who sre opposed to the liquor
traffic snd to whst is called "bleck
sde running," to meet together In
Hopkinaville at the courthouse to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock p. m.
when definite action will be taken to
words calling or petitioning for the
calling, of a county option election
for the Duroose of voting saloons
and liquor out of Christian county
There has been strong tslk for
some months by people all over the
rounty, especially the farmers, shout
tne r,,ng of thia election but it waa
not until vesterds that ths issue
came-to a definite head.
The turning point seems to hsve
been reached yesterday when a num
ber of business and professional men
went In a body before the City Com
missioners protesting the Issuance of
a wholeaale and retail liquor license
to a party from Evanaville. which re
cently went dry. The protest was
m.d. unon ths srrounds that ths lo -
fin., .t Ninth and Railroad Streets!
is not a proper place for a sal oca and
that. In view of the fact that three
saloons have recently closed for lack
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Ladies of the Concord School
District will giv and ir cream social'
on Friday evening, August X at the
v . .. j u -r u ...
noma oi r.
- . . '..'.-
at the Daltoa farm w inc nsmaon
..ill- L, lfcj ear XJIAasxlss Ytll attl to
. J : ".r." r
tne Red cross.
Ay thing that yon can jiy or will.
contribute ler U.s rat wr aucUeu for
thia cause M be ,vie.uu4 if esnt
u th boms of Mr. Mayes or phone
1001-1 and artiel will e '!
the Germane' poaition there in grave
The French, British and Ameri
cans are lighting their way forward.
To the east of Fere-n-Tarden-ois
they have driven a wedge into the
enemy's line and seem to be In a pos
sition to compel a hurried retreat
from the extreme bottom of the sal
ient. The allied line today runs south
from Soissons to Grand Roxoy, then
turns to the esst. It passes just north
of Fere-en-Tsrdrnois snd continues
to the spex of the wedge st the vil
lage of Vesica, where it turns shsrply
The allies' advance in thia region
haa placed them in a dominating po
All around the salient there has
been a continuous bsttle during the
I it two days with the Germsns
Isunching repeated counter-attacks
againat the allied lines.
Thev all failed while the allies
hsve gsined ground st vital points
There now aeems little doubt thst
the Germsns will retrest to the Vesta.
river ss soon ss possible, any poaai
bilitv of making a atand north of the,
Ourcq being seemingly gone
Against the new British positions
st Morris, in ths Lys salient, where
of trade, to open another wholesale
and retail house here would tend to
on up an illegal traffic in liquor be-!
twren Hopkinsville and territory
which is by law now dry.
In the lengthly snd very frsnk dis
cussion of the matter before the Com
mission frequent snd outspoken ref
erence wss mad to the odious fla
grant practice of "blockade running"
by Tennessee cars which come here
daily snd return to Ksnhville or oth
er points in thst Stste hesvily losded
with "boose." Numerous instsnces
were cited where these csr rare
slong st break-neck speed forcing sll
other traffic into the ditch to avoid!
collision or possibly loss of life on
At the close of the discussion thai
protesting delegation withdrew
protests and aaked the commission to
isaue the licenae to the Evanaville
party and to others who may apply
and that those who believe in stamp
ing out the liquor traffic altogether
would Uke steps to csll sn election
in the county at the earliest possible
moment After the delegation lefti
not to issue the license to the Evsns
Immediately following the meet
ing with the City Commission the
Droteatins: delea-ation went to an at
torney's office where it was decided1
to hold a great mass meeting tomor
row at tha hour above slsted. A
l great crowd of prohibition advocates
and all who wish to see ths illegal
traffic in liquor and "blockade run
ning" stopped are expected at the
meeting tomorrow afUraoon.
TOBACCO KING, DIES.
Winston-Salem. N. C July 10
R. J. Reynolds. 88. hesd of one of
the Isrgest tobacco manufacturing
concerna in the country, died here
to-uay. ma eeiaie ia whiwim
Nineteen year ago Henry Smith,
I . ti.i,.tf nnum. d mooed a Boan-
eoi 0- y,, floor 0 his fsthsr's
store and could not And it This
week the safs was movsd and th
coin found where it had bee sin,
(By Associated Preea.) j
London, July SI. Another letter.
on peace prospects, written by the
, , . ,
M.rqui. of Lansdorne. was read st a
conference of hie supporters todsy.
The latest "utterance proposes no
new policy, and consistes largely of
criticism of the allies for fsilure to
stste their wsr aims more specifically
and urges them to Uke sdvsnUge
of sny opportunity for a discussion of
terms. Lsnsdowne is the only Brit
ish statesman of the first rsnk list
ed ae a pacifist and his letter will be
published Isrgely in Germsny.
THE WAR BILL
I By Associated Press.) j
Wsshington, July SI. federal ,
grsduated exceaa tax on the use ofi
automobilea running from $10 a
year on cars originally retailing atj
not exceeding 1500 to $60 on $3,000,
cars and $20 additional for eachl Mr. Nick S.tllee was painfully hurt
1300 above $3,000 was agreed on to- yesterday evening by a fall from the
day by the House Ways and Means bsck doorstep st her home, st the
Committee, framing the huge reven- corner of Kighth and Virginia 8U.
aw bilU The tax applies directly to Her head was badly cut and she sus
owners, while a tax of ten per cent taincd serious bruises, hut fortunaU
on gross sales, agreed to yesterday,! ly no bones were broken. She re
applies to manufacturers, but eom-i ceivc 1 prompt attention and was
mitteemen said owners ultimately' resting comfortubty Ut night.
... . - , Ai .
I will Usee to pay an oi mm man -
ufacturers passing it on in increased
The committee also sgreed to tax!
3 cent a gallon on the production of:
gasoline and a federal excise las oi
$3 a year on the as of motorcycles.
MEN UNDER ARREST CHARGED
WITH FREAKING INTO ED
Sheriff J. J. Cliborne and Deputy
James Gresham and Policeman Joe
Wolfe arrested Allie Mullina late
li Tuesday night at Latham with a suit
taM which wss found to contain six
from the stock of J. T. Ed-
wsrds Co. He wss lodged in jsil on ,
a charge of housebreaking. j
Yesterday a man waa arrested in j
Evansville by detectivea who had in
his possession the other six of ths
twelve dresses stolen Saturdsy or
Sundsy night, when the stors wss
The gooda Uken were valued st
something like $300.
(By Associsted Press.)
Wsshington, July Sl.J-Th c
nslga for tha fourth Liberty Loan
will open Ssturdsy, September 28
and continue three weeks, ending
October 19. This wss announrsd
tonight by SecreUry McAdoo.
ONLY FEW EXEMPTED.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. July SI. Only em
ployes whoso loss would retard ship
production, will rUin "emergency
Beet" deferred classification in ths
draft,. It wag announced tonight by
the Kmsrgencjf Fleet Corportoa-
I By AvoriMtrd Press.)
Washington. July 31. Control of
telephone anil telegraph lines was
MUCH III lltllllllKlli IWIUS" "I
rtmMlt ,,, heuJ oper.
ation plated under the general aup-
ervision of a special committee creat
ed for the purpose by Postmaster
General Burleson. Later it wss an
nounced that until further notice all
companiea will continue their oper
ation in the ordinary course through
the regular chiiniiels and all officers
and employes will continue in place
of their preent duties c.n the same
terma of employment. The plan la
to coordinate the facilities of various
compsnies to the best interest of the
public snd the stockholders.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington. July 31. Among the
name of nineteen enlisted men of
the American army held by Germany
as prisoners, is Corporal Lee White
head. Jeffre!i. Ky.. at Camp Llm
burg, formerly announced at Camp
MRS. SALLEE INJURED.
"Mama, what does it mean when
you're wiled and dined?"
"That's and obsolete term, Harold.
Now you are only grepejuiced and
Wa.-hinat'1". July Z'J. The army
casu ilty list toil. y cjiitaJis the names
of Corporal Whileluw Cams, of Has
ard, severely v. minded, Corp. Lafe C
W!ker. of tireenup. and Priv. Thoa.
H. Terry, of Nippa. miing in act
ion. 4 f
IBS' sr. a i i i , .? ,w
in i "i
View of id.- i.liiiB) at Newark
Hay tarda as the Alauiwa. A irons sad
Chetu were luumhed slmulUoe-
Mrs. Sall.a Warlield will spend the
day in Nashville today.
Japan cluime 17.4 iJ. 177 popula
tion. Michigan has 19i choeso factories
Michigan had 271 craamona M
Japan will develop heme steel In
LAUNCHING THREE SHIPS
r 1 T-i- "i
ra,t However, she was not Injured.