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THE HARTFORD HERALD.
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43d YEAR.
HARTFORD, KY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1917.
NO. 34
U.S.
AVIATORS
IN GREAT RAIDS
Lafayette Squadron Has
Number Of Fights
With Foe.
NARROW ESMPE FOR TWO
-Corporal Harold Willis, of Bos
ton, Missing After Return
Of Grrup.
Paris, Aug. 19. The Lafayette
Squadron, composed of American av
iators, played its part in the French
-air raids reported in the official-communication
on Saturday, when it was
announced that 28.000 pounds of
hombs and explosives had been drop
ped on German military establish
ments, railroad stations and encamp
m'ents. Corporal Harold Willis, of
ftoston, a member of the squadron,
as not returned from the raid, which
lesulted in a number of aerial fights
with the Germans.
Two groups of chasers were chosen
.from the ranks of the Lafayette
Squadron, commanded respectively by
Lieut. Raoul Lufbery. of Walling
ford. Conn., and Adjt. Didier Mas
son, of San Francisco, which traveled
protectingly to the right and left of a
"bombing machine as it en.ercd ene-.iy
territory. Another group -rom an--oilier
SP.ur.dron folio .v-ft in the rea.
Has Narrow Escape.
The groups, however, saw few Ger
man machines. The Lufbery com
mand obtained most of the action
and Aviator Dudley Hill, of Peekskill
N. Y., had a narrow escape when, two
'Germans attacked him with incen
diary bullets. He escaped, however,
-with one bullet hole through a lower
plane by outmaneuvering his oppon
ents. He is -believed to have brought
.down one German.
Adjt. Masson's command was at
tacked by a patrol of three planes,
which was easily repulsed.
Corporal Willis was missing when
his group returned to its base after
the bombing raid, but it is hoped ho
will turn up.
W. A. Courtney Campbell, Jr., of
TCenilworth, 111., who two months ago
iost one whole wing of his machine
in midair and yet managed to return
to his own lines safely, was again
the victim of a peculiar accident. Just
as the bombing party reached he
Tome field a heavy bombing machine
balked and landed squarely on top of
his light chasing machine. He saw
his danger in time and scrambled out
to safety. His plane was cut square
ly in two.
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TO STABILIZE PRICES
Condition of Sugar Market Discussed
With Experts by Hoover.
Washington, Aug. 20. Measures
to stabilize sugar prices were dis
cussed today by Herbert C. Hoover,
the food administrator, with a com
mittee from the New York Coffee
and Sugar Exchange.which stopped
future trading last week at Mr. Hoov
, -cr's request. Prices have advanced
jnarply within the last few months.
The food administration plans to
take control of sugar dealings as
soon as it has completed a program
for supervising wheat trading and
Hour and bread manufacture.
Members of the committee named
"by the exchange to see Mr. Hoover
aro Henry Schaefcr, William Baync,
Jr., L. S. Bacho, E. L. Lueder and
"Manuel E. Rionda .
. .
UP TO PRESIDENT
He Will Make Statement Regarding
Exemption of Married Men.
Washington, Aug. 20. A new de
finite statement of tho administra
tion's interpretations of the exemp
tion of married men and those with
dependents is expected within the
Tieit few days. President Wilson has
taken up the question, and probably
will settle the problem himself.
ROUND UP OF SLACKERS
2.5TO Have
Failed to Answer the Call
In Clcrelnnd.
Cleveland, 0 Aug 20. Govern
ment secret service agents and ama
teur detectives today commenced a
slacker hunt for 2,600 men who have
failed to respond to their draft sum
monses. ,
Cuyahoga county's twenty local ex
emption boards this morning furnish
ed Department of Justice agents with
the names of 2,500 men.
U.
WATERMELONS GROWN
IN GLASS JUGS
As an experiment, Mr. Lute East
crday, of Route 7, has grown water
melons in glass jugs, and they are
quite a curiosity to one who has never
seen them. He takes the vino when
it is in bloom, and places one bloom
in the jug the melon growing until
the space in the jug is filled.
Mr. Eastcrday brought to town
Monday a small melon that srew in
an ordinary drinking glass he pull
ing it before the melon grew to such
an extent that it would burst the
glass. Mr. Easterday had broken
the closed end off the glass and the
melon had grown all the way through
it.
PLANT SET OUT JULY 31
CANNED TOMATO AUG. 1G
We believe for the speedy raising
of tomatoes, Mr. J. W. Rowe, of Cen
tertown, should be awarded) the prize.
Mr. Rowe says he transplanted a
tomato vine on the last day of July,
and that just sixteen clays thereafter,
August 1C, he pulled and canned the
first ripe tomato from it.
He says the vine he transplanted
was rather large at the time of re
setting, but we believe this is a rec
ord for quick growth and maturing
that will be hard to beat.
ITALIAN FORGES IN
MIGHTY OFFENSIVE
while Marked Gains Made By
French At Verdun Take
12,000 Prisoners.
With the British troops busily en
gaged in successfully parrying Ger
man counter thrusts against the
newly won ground in Flanders, the
French and Italians have started a
monster offensive, the French against
the Germans, near Verdun, and the
Italians against the Austrians from
the region of Plava to near the head
waters of the Adriatic.
Sharp and decisive blows gained
for the French, positions held by the
Germans on a front of more than
eleven miles, extending from Avo
court wood, eastward across the
Meuse into Boisedechaume, while the
Italians, after a bombardment of in
tensity never before experienced in
that theater, leveled the Austrian de
fenses, crossed the ruins and also the:
Isonzo river and now aro at deddly
grips with the enemv on a front of
about thirty-seven miles.
Nearly 12.000 prisoners have al
ready been taken by the French and
Italians. Doubtles-3 the number will
"be materially augmented when full
details of the fighting arc obtained.
The Germans and Austrians lost
heavily in killed and wounded, and
guns and machine guns captured. J
The new territory itaken by the
French embraces positions that have
literally weltered in French and
German blood in battles that waged
to and fro since the ciown prince
staited his most costly enterprise
an attempt to take Verdun which
resulted in utter failure.
BRAND OF DESERTERS
. ON ALLDflAFTED MEN
Who Fail to Report Will Be
Denied Right to Claim-
Exemptions,
Washington, Aug. 19. Renewed
instruction that drafted men who
fail to report for service will bo
classed and .punished as deserters
were sent tho United States District
Attorneys and agents of the depart
ment of justice tonight by Attorney
General Gregory.
Provost Marshal General Crowder
has ruled that persons who neglect
to appear for examination will be
accepted automatically and that tho
privilege of claiming exemption will
be denied. It was to help carry this
policy Jnto effect that the, attorney
general acted.
hi
Miss Ethel Davis will return to her
homo at Owcnsboro this week after
an extended visit 'to relatives "In
Hartford.
KENTUCKIANS
WRESTED
For Violating Provions of
The Selective Draft
Law.
TWO LOGANGOUNTY OFFICIALS
Removed From Board and Placed
Under $5,000 Bond At
Russellville,
Russellville, Ky Aug. 20. Sheriff
James S. Taylor, member of the Ex
emption Board of Logan county and
County Judge J. W. Edwaids were
arrested here today on the charge of
conspiring to violate the provisions
of the selective draft law. Both were
held for examining trial August 29,
released on 5,000 bail each by United
States Commissioner George S. Har
dy. Taylor is charged with promising
to exempt drafted men in exchange
for political support. Edwards is ac
cused of conspiracy in connection
with the charge but the alleged ex
tent is not outlined by R. H. Lyttle
ton, special agent of the Depaitment
of Justice who secured the warrants.
Taylor was removed from the board,
and J. Warder Linton appointed.
Taylor charges that his arrest is due
to political opponents. Both he and
Edwards denied the charges.
IIORTON; ALBERT
HAS YOU BEAT!
To The Herald: I notice in the
Olaton news of August 15th about
(he school record of Master Horton
White, which ii good; but J. M.
Phu'.tz. of Shultztown, has a boy bv
the name of Albert L.. who will be
14 years old the 22d day of October,
who has gone to school for 55 months
and one week; commencing in August
before he was six years old in Octo
ber, and has never missed a day in
his life nor been tardy in two years.
READER.
TRUCK BREAKS AND
SIX WEN ARE HURT
Baizetown Alan Suffered Injuries
Which May Prove
Fatal.
The Louisville Herald of Monday
says:
Six men were hurt shortly before
6 o'clock yesterday afternoon, one
suffering injuries which may prove
fatal, when one side of a big motor
tiuck approaching Eastern Parkway
on the Poplar Level Road broke un
der the weight of more than twenty
workmen being tiansported to their
homes from Camp Taylor. The men
were thrown to tho road.
The injured:
JAMES V. JAMES, Baizetown,
Ky boarding at 1230 West Market
stieet, probably fatally hurt; skull
fractured at base of brain.
WILLIAM BUELOW, ..Cincinnati,
boarding at 122 West Chestnut
street, serious internal injuries; face
and head badly torn.
C. L. CLIFTON. Nashville, Tenn.,
boarding at 531 South Sixth Street,
l'ight leg broken below knee; left
wrist broken; left shoulder dislocat
ed; badly bruised. t
J. H. YOUNG, 231 North Twenty
sixth street, ankle sprained; head
badly hurt and severe bruises.
H. F. PLUMEYER, Memphis,
Tenn., boarding at 122 West Chest
nut street, badly bruised on face and
head.
HENRXNEWMAN. 13G0 South
Second street, flesh torn from both
knees; badly bruised.' J
Temporary Rail On Auto.
TKe railing of tho truck was slight
ly more than four feet high and was
only temporarily adjusted to tho body
of the car. It is said James was the
only man seated on the railing, while
others were cither leaning over tho
rail or were standing in the middle
of tho truck floor.
James was rushed to the St. Jo
seph Hospital. '
ni in.
Dant Bennett has accepted a posi
tion under agent Mischko, at the do
pot taking the place made vacant by
Harry May.
ON
EN
' TAKEBYDEAIH
Former Indiana Senator
Expires In Asheviile
August 16.
LONG A LEADER IN HIS STATE
And Was the Democratic Nomi
nee For Vice President
In (90S.
Asheviile, N. C, Aug. 17. Former
Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana,
and Democratic nominee for Vice
President in 1908, died here tonight.
He was 68 years old.
Mr. Kern, who came here a week
ago to recuperate, died of uracmic
poisoning. With him at the time
of his death were Mrs. Kern and Mrs.
George B. Lawson, a daughter, of
Roanoke, Va.
Funeral arrangements have not
not been made, but the body will be
taken tomorrow to Rollins, Va., the
summer home of the late Senator.
Up to the time of his retirement
from the Senate in March last Mr.
Kern was majority floor leader and
chairman of the Democratic Confer
ence Committee.
Native Indianan.
John Worth Kern, member of the
United States Senate from Indiana
since March 4, 1911, was born in Alto,
Howard county, Indiana, on Decem
ber 20, 1849. His father was a coun
try doctor and came from a jood
family in Virginia. The elder Kern
first went to Warren county, Ohio,
where he married Nancy Liggett, the
daughter of a farmer. In 188G he
settled in Shelby county, Indiana,
some thirty miles southeast of Indi
anapolis. Ten years later he remov
ed to the Alto settlement in Howaul
county, a hundred miles tr the north.
From 1854 to 18G4 the family occu
pied a farm in Warren county, Iowa,
but the close of the Civil War found
them back in Indiana.
SHOOTS HIMSELF
IN RIGHT TEMPLE
W. H. Morton Commits Suicide
At His Home In 0v-
ensboro.
Fiiday's Owcnsboro Inquirer says:
W. H. Morton, a well known citi
zen, committed suicide shoitly after
7 o'clock this morning at his home,
No. 801 East Fifth street, by shoot
ing himself in tho right temple with
a 32 calibre pistol.
Mr. Morton had been in " failing
health for the past three years. For
the past few weeks he had taken up
an idea that he was going to lose
his mind, and it is said he had told
some members of his family that he
would rather be dead than to be in
that condition. He arose at his cus
tomary hour this morning, went over
on Fourth street and purchased a lot
of groceries. Upon his return home,
he went into his room, laid down on
his cot and shot himself in the right
temple. When his wife reached him
he was dead.
Mr., Morton was born at St. Joseph,
Mo., and came to Owcnsboro about 20
years ago. For a number of years
he conducted a grocery, and later a
saloon on East Fourth street. Ho
disposed of his saloon interests about
three months ago. Mr. Morton was
about Gl years of age and survived
by his wifo and one son, Claude Mor
ton, a clerk in the post-office.
Coroner Glison held an 'inquest,
and tHe verdict wa3 that the deceased
had come to his death at his own
hands.
DO SPIDERS KNOW?
One Web Spells "War Ends in Sep.
tember" and Other Reads,
"Victory for America."
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 18. Em
ployes of No. 3 mill of the Mount
Vernon-Woodberry Cotton Duck Com
pany were greatly excited when two
cobwebs were found, one on each side
of the gate. The spider on the right
had made his web in a form which
spelled out In bold letters "War ends
in September," while his neighbor on
the left told in letters just as plain
"Victory for America."
The words were discovered by one
of the factory girls. An expert in
draftsmanship could not have form
ed the letters more perfectly.
RIDES 15 MILES ON
HORSEBACK AT 91
Whitesburg, Ky. "Uncle" Robert
Bates, who observed his ninety-fourth
birthday some days ago at his home
on the headwaters of Rockhouse
creek, this county, and who is the
father, of twenty-two children, rode
horseback over rough mountain roads
fifteen miles into Whitesburg to at
tend the Letcher Circuit Couit He
recently returned from the Blue
Grass section, where ho took a drove
of fine young cattle "Uncle Bob" is
one of the mountains' wealthiest men,
owning large areas of fine mountain
coal and timber lands.
NARROW ESCAPE.
(Clear Run Special.)
While returning fiom Narrows
last Thursday, Mr. Clyde Funk, wife
and little sister had a narrow escape
from serious injury, when the breast
yoke of tram driven by Mr. James
Lowe broke while coming down a hill
near Palo schoolhousc. tho team bo
coming frightened, ninning away and
plunged into tho buggy occupied by
Mr. Funk and his family, demolish
ing it.
Mr. Funk and the other occupants
emerged with several bruises and
their escape from serious injury is
considered miraculous.
KENTUCKY, INDIANA AND
WEST VIRGINIA TROOPS
Will Probably Land In Hatties-
burg, Miss., During
Watermelon Time
Hattiesburg, Hiss., Aug. 21. The
prospects are that the National
Guardsmen of Indiana, Kentucky and
West Virginia who will compose the
units at Camp Shelby, within a few
miles of Hattiesburg, will get here in
time fo enjoy eating many a luscious
watermelon, for which this section
of the South is famous.
The watermelon season is not yet:
vover, and the visiting boys in khaki
have some rare treats in stoic for
them in the way of watermelon
feasts.
But watermelon is not the only
fruit of Mississippi soil that the sol
diers will enjoy. Later will come the
delicious Satsuma oianges, grown be
tween here and Gulfport and other
Mississippi coast cities, grape fruit,
and other decicacics. Speaking of
foods, the coast is only 70 miles
away, and it will be possible for the
men to have shrimp, fresh fish and
crab3 included in their daily "ra
tions." A trip to the cost will be one that
the soldiers can enjoy. At any of
the cost cities bathing facilities are
excellent, and boating and fishing are
atti active features. It is probable
that many soldiers will run down to
the cost, as well as visitors who come
to see them during their stay at
Camp Shelby.
INJURIES FATAL TO
WILLIAM ELDER
Was Run Over By Mine Motor
Last Week at Broadway
Mining Co.
As a result of injuries sustained
Saturday, August 11, when he was
struck , knocked down and run over
by a motor in the mine of tho Broad
way Mining Co., at Simmons, neces
sitating tho amputation of a foot,
William Elder, aged 33, died Tues
day, August 14, just two days aftei'
the accident.
Though the injuries sustained to
his feet were the most noticeable at
the time of tho accident, ho was ev
idently internally injured.
Elder was one of the best liked
employes of tho Broadway Co., and
his death was a great shock to his!
many friends and associates.
He leaves a wifo and four small
children. His remains were laid to
rest in tho cemetery at Caneyville,
his old home.
Mrs. Lucy Tanner, of Heflin. andi
Mrs. Bert Tanner, of Nashville,
Tenn., are visiting Mrs. Kate lied
rick, on Mulberry street.
I
UBAGCD
Tl
Normal Acreage in Ohio
and McLean Counties
Reported.
CROP HELD RY DROUTH
Largest Food Crops in the Histo
ry of This District Are
Being Grown.
Sunday's Owcnsboio Messenger,
says:
There will be a big shrinkage in
the tobacco crop in the Green River
district this year according to the
statement of J. R. Gregory, presi
dent of the Farmers' Co-operative
Tobacco Growers' Association, and
T. M. Maple, the fipld organizer for
the association, after they had com
pleted a trip over a good part of the
dibtrict the latter part of the week.
Tho crop in Daviess county will be
between 5,000000 and 7,000,009
pounds short, while in Hancock coun
ty it will be cut in half. In both
Ohio and McLean counties the crop
will be normal, according to the
statements given out by those two
officials, following their visit over the
district.
In Daviess and Hancock counties
the crop is irregular and in very
poor condition for this season of the
year, according to Mr. Maple. He
said the crops were looking sorry,
duo largely to tho drouth, which has
continued in parts of these two coun
ties for several weeks.
On Friday morning both Mr. Greg
ory ar.d Mr. Maple made a trip
to the West end of the county, cover
ing the Eastern end of Henderson
county. Thev say the crops in both
the West end of Daviess county and
the East end of Henderson county
arc late and looking very bad. In
places they say tho tobacco is so ir
regular that even in the same patch
are to be found plants in the sucker,
while others are no larger than when
first planted.
Crop Will Be Late.
The crop this year almost as a
whole will be unusually late, accord
ing to these men, who have taken the
time and the trouble to post them
selves as to the crop conditions in the
four counties. Most of the ciop, they
say, was set late and has not matur
ed as it should during the past thirty
days.
In Ohio and McLean counties con
ditions are different, particularly as
to the quantity. They sav the crop
in these two counties will be normal
and that some are of the opinion it
will be even above tho average. Then
the quality gives promise of being
better than in either of the other two
counties.
In Ohio County.
The crop in Ohio county is unusu
ally fine, said Mr. Maple. On the
hills in Ohio county, he said, not only
was the tobacco crop looking fine,
but corn and all other n-ops as well.
He also stated that in all the coun
ties the tobacco on the uplands was
looking much better than in the low
lands and in the river bottoms. Ho
said that tobacco on tho red hills, in
Ohio county is most instances was
looking fine.
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MRS. J. H. KIMMEL DEAD.
(Ccralvo Special.)
Aug. 20. Mrs. J. H. Kimmel. who
died at tho ,home of her son. Mr.
Dave Kimmel, of Greenville, Aug. 8,
and was buried here the following
day after funeral services conducted
by P.ev. Powell, of Greenville. She
leaves a husband, two sons and one
daughter, Walter, of Paradise; Dave,
of Greenville, and Min. G. E. Case
bier, of Paradiso.
FLOOD SUCCEEDS
DROUTH IN KANSAS
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 17. After suf
fering for two months from a drouth
which, according to an official .fore
cast, has cut the coin crop to les3
than half a yield, Kansas today seem-
ed threatened with a flood. Heavy
rains have fallen throughout the
State during tho past 48 hours and
at Salina, Dry Creek is out of its
banks and many acres of land are in
undated. Other streams are ap
proaching flood stage.
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