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THE BOURBON NEWS
PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE YEAR,
PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1917.
U. S. Ships Sunk
MASS MEETING TO
EETING TO CON- O n
SIDER STREET QUESTION OUpFeilie lOUrt
Are you interested in the question!
of having the streets of Parisdurably 1
and permanently paved, so that they ,
j iLi cxv,v;uiuiii'juul uie large amount ot i
u -i m T I t traffic, and at the same time be sani
Merchant vessels iorpe-tary?
dj i " C ! If you are' if you feel that your Pres-
Oed by Uerman dUbma- euce can he of help, attend the mass
meeting ot tne citizens of Paris, to
Le held at the court house, on Friday
evening, March 23. Every citizen of
Paris, man or woman, is urgently in
vited to attend this meeting, at which j
. , . , , tne question ot pavmg the principal
Sinking of the American steamships thn-oughfares of Paris with either
vines Slate of WarNow
Exists, it is Declared.
City of Memphis, Illinois and Vigilan
nn was announced Sunday. Fourteen
uon from the Vigilancia are missing
sts are some of the men of the City of
Memphis. The crew of the Illinois
vras lauded safely.
The Vigilancia was torpedoed with-
The tobacco season, which closed in
this city with the sales at the Bourbon
Tobacco Warehouse last week, was
one of the most successful ones the
county has ever known. This house
sold during the season a total of
rv t rri c029780 pounds of tobacco, which
Declared Off: lirouSht a total of ?1,109,655.07, a sea-
Tv . I -j , -n average ol :?ib.4U a nunured
Kailroad llmpiOyeeS Isaill Pounds, an average that will not be
hU n l surpassed by any other market in
Ail lemandS. i Central Kentucky.
I The local houses have been anmlv
'able to take care of the crops, having
large floor space and every other nec
essary equipment, besides a thorough
ly competent oflice force to conduct
the large amount of business neces
sary in transactions with the dealers
WE KNOW HW
B. Stetson Spring Styles
in Soft and Stiff
The Adamson eight-hour law was
held consitutional in all respects yes
terday at Washington by the United
States Supreme Court. The decision
n-.akes eight hours the standard of a
day's work, and wages for men in the
oat warning, me submarine did not They urge everyone to attend, as this
xppear. The captain, first and second subject has become one of the mosf
mates, first, second and third engi
neers and twenty-three men of the
nT linri liaan lnrtf)nl ilA CS11
vjv," "ail- utcu lauucu U.U LUC OUlliy
Islands. The fourth engineer and thir
teen men are missing. The above mejm Umt therfe
The City of Memphis, in. ballast from js a campaign on for men and millions
Cardiff for New York, was sunk by for war purposes, but applies to the
sunfire. The second officer and fifteen religious movment which has been re
ien of the crew have been landed. A cently inaugurated in Kentucky. At
patrol boat has gone in search of .the Christian church in this city Sun-
other members of the crew.
the night the boats became separated
brick or asphalt, will be discussed, and
rf'"oissed in a way that all can under
stand. The meeting will be held! under the
micninoc rtf fha Pnrio PnmTnnni'ni ni..u
-wr..U .V .LUllO UUlUUlCHlttl VylUkl, N.I fl A J "I . .. ...
The call has been issued by the presi- c'aLiU" ut l3 anu legalizes tne m-.
dent of the Club. Mr. fiateshv P5nPnr crease which went into tentative ef-
feet on its passage. The immediate uiun WAKmiuubtJ fkiday.
temporary increases won by the rail MAltCH 16.
road employes affect 400,000 trainmen. The Bourbon Tobacco Warehouse '
as of January 1, and are estimated to Oompany closed a very successful sea
total between $40 000, 000 and $50,000.- son Friday, when they sold 26,930
000. The decision was rendered hv a Pounds of tobacco for ?4,S27.79; an av
5 to 4 vote of the Justices.
dent of the Club, Mr. Catesby Spears
and the secretary, Mr. Rudolph Davis
Local Agent W. V. Shaw received an
official order yesterday from head-
quarters of the Louisville & Nashville. '
raising the embargo on freight receipts I
erage of $17.92 a hundred
This house sold the past season
6,029,780 pounds of tobacco for
$1,109,655.07, a season average of
$18.40 a hundred, an average that will
not be surpassed in the State. !
A meeting of the directors will be 2
shipments, which had been in ef-'held in the office of the Paris Tobacco
During I day tne resular hour of worship was feet since last Thursday on that road i Warehouse, Saturday afternoon, March
larated f?Ven TeLS?. the Presenta"on of the During that time all freight had been ".-at 3 o'clock, at which time the bus-
d at 4 o'clock Sunday morning three wc "S ',u7 l?.. "Y, ,, XLZ received subject to delay and loss and .lub J? "l " Z '" JL5 Ii.
uoat crews were picked up by a patrol paigning in this State. Those present
vessel and landed. The boats contain- j ing the work were A. E. Corey, Dr.
ed thirty-three men, mostly Ameri-lRoyal J. Dye, Grant K Lewis and
cans. All of the officers were Ameri-1 President R, H. Crossfield, of the
cans. Tne officers believed that the ; J ran5 lvama university
damage due to delay. On account of
the high water at Cincinnati no ship
ments of cattle are being received here
destined for the Union Stock Yards.
other boats will be rescued. The
Illinois, from London for Port Arthur.
Tex., in ballast, was sunk at S o'clock
With the announcement of the ruth
less destruction of three unarmed
American merchantmen by submar
ines it was unofficially admitted in
Washington that virtually a state of
var exists between the United States
Technically the United States re
mains in a postition of armed neutral
ity. Whether this shall be changed be
fore April 16, the date fixed for a
social session of Congress, the war
naking branch of the government,
President Wilson has not decided.
One step the President is contem
plating is a call for an immediate ses
sion of Congress to hear an address
asking for the authority to adopt ag
ressive measures against the submar
ine menace. Already American ships
are bing armed to defend themselves:
the next movement must be to send
varsbSps with orders 'to seek out sub
marines and clear the transatlantic
Of the three snips destroyed, two ot
them were unloaded and homeward
bound, and all were American-built,
American-owned and officered and
manned largely by American citizens
Meager dispatches indicate that all
were sunk with complete disregard for
the safety of those on board, and that
some of the members of crews may
have been losL
The developments brought the gov
ernment face to face with the problem
of formulating a definite policy
the nation in case the United States
actually enters the war.
I Impassioned addresses setting forth
the objects of the movement were
made by the speakers, and the ad
dresses had a wonderful influence on
i the audience. No appeal was made for
money, but rather for a fuller conse
crat'on of the lives of men and women
to the cause of Christianity and to
A meeting along the same lines was
held at the church last night for the
voung people of the congregation be
tween the ages of fifteen and twentv
flve. At the conclusion of the meeting
a banquet was spread for them in the
church parlors, when a number of ad
dresses were made.
Some crap averages of Friday's sale
Grant Galloway sold 2,275 pounds,
I Caldwell & Thompson sold 2,375
Hiuunuo, utbiugc yjj.ui
ERY exclusive styles in Stetsons, that only their
exclusive agents can display tothe trade. Feather
weight, soft, broad brims and medium crowns,
all the new colors olive greens, pea greens, pearls,
straw color, light and dark shades of tan. There is no
other hat made that gives the same service and satisfac
tion to a customer as Stetson Hats. Some merchants
rr.ay try to convince you otherwise, but do not be deceived.
w Let Your Spring Hat Be a Stetson
$4 and $5 -
Our $3.50 Special Hat you will find to be very ser
viceable and nobby.
sold 4,195 1 2
The Conference Committee of Rail-1 Allen & Shropshire
road Managers yesterday authorized j pounds, average $19.03.
r resident Wilson's mediators to make I Redraon & Mattox sold 3,110 pounds
whatever arrangements were neces-. average $ls.5b
BETTER COME THIS WEEK
sary with the railroad brotherhoods to
call off the threatened stirke. At
12:45 Monday morning an official of
the Conference Committee announced
that the strike was off. Secretary
Lane issued this statement: Regard
less of the decision of the United
States Supreme Court on Uie Adamson
law the basic eight-hour day will go
Locally the threatened strike had
very little to disturb Paris, as it did
not create more than a ripple on the
surface. There had been some talk of
And arrange to have your order for -Placing guards around the Louisville
cc iNasuvuie rauroau property ui uiits
point, but, after a conference, it was
decided. JLhat there was no necessity
for such a move.
your Easter suit.
It will possibly save
J. W. DAVIS & CO.
The Winchester Daily Sun, edited by
Mr. Carl C. Robbins, a former Bour
bonite, in its issue of Friday, pays the j
following tribute to Hon. Claude M.
Thomas, of Bourbon:
"Hon. Claude M. Thomas, of Bour
bon County, has announced his candi
dacy for the Democratic nomination
for Representative of that county. The
announcement of Mr. Thomas comes
after urgent requests have been made
by a large number of Democrats of
his home county for him to make th
race for the seat in the lower house
THE KRESS COMPANY
TO BUILD THIS SEASON.
THE NEWS has information from a
perfectly trustworthy and reliable
souce to the effect that the Kress
Company, which owns the old Bap
tist church lot at the corner of Main
and Sixth streets, is making prepara
tions to build on Uie lot this spring, or
as soon as there Is a return to good
According to our informant, the
Kress Co. has had plans for a two and
one-half story brick and stone building
drawn by a prominent New York archi
tect, who some time ago, had been fur
nished (photographs, measurements
the new structure one of the
handsomest in the city. It will have
WASHINGTON, Mar. 19. Reports of
preparations for a dash to sea by elev
en war-bound German ships at Santo
Hosalia, Lower California, in the event
of war between Germany and the
United States, have been received at
the State and Navy Departments and
of the Legislature
"Mr. Thomas is well known to the and preliminary sketches of the lot
or (people of Clark and is as popular here and its surroundings. It is proposed to
ps hP. is in his home county. He rep- mae
This possibii- j resented this district in the State Sen
ot Hid roar arr rvuriTur tn tllO dfinp Or
the Democratic nomination ror uon incline of the street at that point, but
gress from the Ashalnd district. The wjjj De wo stories above the ground
manner in which he championed the -witli entrances from both the Main
MBp nf thft Countv Unit Law is stiU street and Sixth street sides. Our in-
fresh in the minds of the people and formant stated that he had talked with
n,n,irrti liic nffnrts in its behalf he
' " , .. ,.. jr , .. ,
ity was mentioned by Uie President in ate and on two occasions has sought ? r Jiacucu uj uau. - --
i.jb inaugural auuress, luarcu o.
Hedges & Faulkner
pounds, average ?17.14.
Keller & Taj'lor sold 6,675 pounds,
Andrew Reffett soKl 2,820
average ?17.01. '
Wasson & Berry sold 2,795
The Independent House sold a toal
for the short season it has been in ex
istence of 2,154,690 pounds of tobacco
for a total of ?395,672.12, a season av
erage of $18.36
NO MEETING OF K. OF P.
ettteton Spring Shoes
Are now ready for your inspection. Light weight Russia
and Tan Calf, -Vici Kids and Calf. Both in High Cuts
and Oxfords. The sensible and serviceable shoes for men.
On.jjLecount oi the Paris Lodge K
of Pattending the District Meeting in
Cynthiana on Thursday night, there
will be no meetng here at Castle Hall.
Stetson Hats Manhattan Shirts Neitletcn Shoes
most foremost citizen-farmers and
toy the French and British embassies.
rTM,. -4--kx-irf P Vfcrt TTrtiforl Qfqfac tn . LV S
such a dash is, at present, purely pa,-'statesmen and to have i among
,sive as the ships are not in an Ameri-, the la?-makera
m port and this government has no would be a credit to our neighboiing
jurisdiction over them. The allied county."
vernment undoubtedly look to the j
a contractor wno uau seen a copy ot
uirougu his, "; '" .mnonoe the plans, and that they show a build
endeared himself to the temperance L" p rnsimmt to the
people of this Senatorial district.
"Mr. Thomas is one of Bourbon coun
.ing which will be an ornament to the
citv in every way.
The old corner has ueen an eyesore
for many years, and it is with greaT
relief and joy that the: people of Paris
learn it is to be "done over" at least.
ys t Come In
ee the "New Things"
For Spring Wear
Mexican srovernment to
German shins takincr to sea as com- alone, and pledged
raerce raiders. Japanese warships, on daily construction,
wriiiftli have been conducting practical- In response to an appeal
K- nil nxvar-itinns in the Northern At-' na triotism by Secretary Daniels,
ntic for tlie allies, probably would major ship builders have agreed to ac-
fce called on to look after them. cept 10 per cent, net profit on the bat-
tie cruisers, whose cost will represent
in cPf,P about $9,000,000 of the total sum in-
.tt. IILLU. uai.u
at the Philadel-
All grades, at Harry Simon's
to their i TRACTION COMPANY MAKING
ii ' i
1IT A O tT T TP fp AT TlCrTnll
Aom:vxiun, " . " . ,rrtlTro1 in th contract
Daniels is considering the afl-,,Ui w . ,
,. cruiser will be built
nsamuty or seeing uie jpen,im - . , t , the
relation offlcia 3 u:i'nM nf lDrivate establish
ed managing editorfs to prevent pun- "" ".
operation of press association officials
Mcation of military information relat
ing to the arming and sailing of Amer
ican merchant craft. A conference
vrith. the New York editors, including
jiossibly those of Philadelphia, Balti
more and Boston, may be arranged.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March
In preparation for any demand upon
fho nrmv that mav STOW OUt Of the
German crisis the Military Board of
the War Department has sent pre
cautionary instructions to all State
Adjutant Generals outlining the plan
to be followed in the event of the
calling out of the National Guard for
' The Kentucky Traction & Terminal
Comnanv has let contracts for a num
ber of improvements in its property
that will eventually be of benefit to the
natrons of the lines. The company
has closed a contract with the Combs
Lumber Company at Lexington for
construction work at the new power
house for installing a 4,00 K. W. tur
Ibine and auxiliaries, condenser and
j switchboard These improvements
BERNE. SWITZERLAND, March 19. will cost about ?125,000. The new gen
(via Paris ) The -crews of armed erator will increase tne capacity ol uw
Lu,,,, mprchantmen who venture power house about ninety per cent
rnrfupoT submarines be- ei
.fore a state of war exists between Ger- ."f Itollation of the new machin
manv and the United States must ex- .,, finahia the Traction Comnanv
19- pect to meet the fate of Captaln'Fry- t0 fumfe a larger amount of current
att, warns the Muencnner iNeue&Le for their traction ana city lines, anu
Nachrighten, a copy of which has will be in the nature of an emergency
reached Berne, in commenting on the plant should a break occur.
announcement of the State Depart-,
ment that American mercnantmer
will be armed.
HE APPAREL NEEDS of Paris Boys have been carefully provided for
here in our store, where any boy can be outfitted in the best of taste.
Mothers will find our store a delightful and economical place to make se
lections for their boys. Large stocks have been assembled everything incom
plete readiness for Spring. Suits, Hats, Caps and Furnishings for Boys.
Walsh's Suits First
The Walsh Suit stands first among quality for boys. The styles show popu
lar belt and pinch back models, and they are tailored to fit well. Worsteds,
Cashmeres and Scotches in a new variety of patterns and color effects. Also
will be found the Extra-Pant Suits in these new fabric and patterns. Every boy
will like our Suits. Splendid qualities every garment an exceptional value at
$5.00 to $12.50
REPORT OF HUGHES SALE.
! Auctioneer M. P. Kenney makes the
following report of the Oscar Hedges
T.nvrnN. March 19. Fifteen men
from the American steamer, the Vilgii- sale held on the premises near Paris.
19. Con- anca, sunk, by the German submarine last Saturday: Cows, ?48 to ?81 per
reported as missing. Tne ;-u. u -. - - - - -
learned that the sub- 9?. " .V 7
liVeULJ-UVB t;IH.O y3i yju.u.x, oiucuibh..
A wonderful variety of patterns in the new weaves await the men folks.
Stiff and soft turn-back cuffs in Madras, Silks and Silk Mixtures, in patterns that
will brighten your dress. We will assist you in making early selections.
tracts for what is believed to be the are now
lnrirocf cino-io order for fbzhting craft "ttmhassy has
ever given by any nation have been marine fired two torpedoes at the Mg- twenty.five cents per pound; shoulders,
placed by the Navy Department, Pri- iianica, the first one missing the ship twentjr cerLt8 per pound. Farming im
?ate bnildens have undertaken to turn by a considerable distance, and follow- piem(Mits and household goods sold
vMtfnr nemir rf immediately Dy auouiu, nmuu weu. j ina twjuuuiw w 5mm.
Ht fnar treat crullers,
$112,0,000 for fcttlis and mscWatiy found its mark.
R. P. WALSH
Main and Seventh ONE-PRICE STORE Paris, Kentucky