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u DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF OHIO COUNTY Bine Job, Work. Subscription $1 per Yar VOL. XXVIII. HARTFORD, OHIO COUNTY KY., FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1916. No. 43 ,. Stye Jfortfei fjtepttcattv r COMMENCEMENT DATES APPROACH TIME FOR CLOSING TIIK YEARS' WORK OF COUNT!' SCHOOLS IS NEAK. LARGE SENIOR CLASSES High Schools at Hartford and Fords ville Will end Out Many Graduates. Commonccment tlmo la approach ing and soon the Bweet girl graduate and the good fellows will bo bidding farewell to their school mates, tho graduates never to return to tho scene of their happy days, In the roll of students. Such a parting brings a pang of regrot to tho heart of the thoughtful student for upon that oc casion a long step Is taken in the path of life and tho ties that bind a school day friendship aro loosened, then wane, but tho school days friend Is never entirely forgotten. Tho happy thought of being through one's high school work Is overshadowed by the solemnity of bidding farewell to one's alma matre. The graduating classes of tho va rious high schools of 'Ohio county this year are, on the whole, unusual ly large. Reports from tho schools Indicate that a good year's work has been done In all. Teachers and stu dents alike are now preparing for the commencement exercises and some excellent entertainment is In store for the public. Tho names of tho graduates and programs of the Hartford and Fords ville High Schools follow. Under tho s direction of Mr. H. E. Drown and Mr. Fred Shultz these schools have had an excellent year. Commencement dt Hartford. Commencement exercises of Hart ford Collego begin on Sunday, May 14, 1916, with the baccalaureate ser mon at tho Methodist church which will be delivered by Rev. F. D. Kers- Imen of St. Louis, editor of the Chris tian Evangelist. OnTuesday evening at the Collego auditorium tho pupils of Misses Pen dleton and Moore will give an oper etta, entitled "Mother Goose and Co." About Btxty children of tho first, sec ond, third and fourth grades will take part. Wednesday evening the Intermedi ate grades under Miss Flencr and Grammer grades under Mr. Howard give two short plays "Royalty in Old Virginia," "Tho Patriotic Peanut Stand," a sunflower drill by sixteen girls, and soveral character songs. Thursday evening, May 18, the Senior clasa presents "The Girl from Upper 7," a three act Western Come dy of tho present time. Tho cast of characters consists of nine girls and ten boys. On Friday evening May 19, Prof. Noo of Stato University will addresa tho graduating clnss. Miss Geneva Drown Is Valedictorian, her subject being "Uncrowned Kings" and Mr. GUmoro Keown, class representative, subject "American Ideas." Tho graduating class this year Is tho largest slnco tho establishment of tho High School, composing nine girls and thirteen boys. The class will ubo tho High School caps and gown. Following Is tho class roll: Misses Eva Dutler, Willie Llndley, Boula Moore, Hula King, Elizabeth Davidson, Salllo Coleman, Mary Xaura Pendleton, Evelyn Clark, Ge neva Brown; Messrs. James Coleman, Pearl Sanderfur, Charley Ward, Mack Benton, Halley Gray Maddox, Leon BUhop, Worden Newbolt, Russol Pirtle, Arthur MInton, Marvin Hoov er, Gllmore Keown, Edward Duko And Ellis Dell. Commencement at Fordsvllle. Fordsvllle, Ky., April 27. Fordsvlllo High School Is Just closing one of the most successful terms In her history. We have enrolled In the High School department elghty flve pupils, which is fifteen more than were enrolled last year. Tho closing exercises begin May 8, and close May 12. We have planned for a very interesting week. On Tuesday evening a play entitled "Mra Briggs of the Poultry Yard" will be given by the Juniors. On Wednes day evening the Primary and Inter- v mediate rooms -will entertain. On Thursday evening tho annual Decla matory contest will bo held. Miss Kattlo Eskrldgo's music pupils will furnish tho music for tho first three evenings. The graduation exercises will bo held on Friday evening. Just now wo aro unablo to say who will deliver tho Commencement ad dress, but the address will be deliver ed by somo prominent educator. Thoro aro thirteen members of our graduating class. Their names are as follows: Misses Mabel Kelly, Martha Quia enberry, Mary Daniels, Cecil White and Nolllo Cooper: Messrs Leman Whltler, Hoover Neal, Runner Smith, Brady Loyd, Felix Royal, Tom Crowo, Marlon Stone and Imon Bell amy. Rev. J. T. Lewis, of Trenton, Ky., will deliver tho baccalaureate' ser mon on Sunday May 7. Rev. Lewis is one of Kentucky's well known min isters and wo feel that wo are for-' tunato in being able to secure him for our baccalaureate address. e NASHVILLE LAWYER IS KILLED BY" ANOTHER Nashville, Tenn., April 26. At torney Charles C. Trabue shot and killed Attorney Harry S. Stokes here this morning. They had been oppos ing counsel In the so-called '"taxpay ers' suit," Involving tho probe Into tho city affairs. Mr. Stokes was chief counsel for the taxpayers since the probe began last summer. Mr. Trabue was recently employed as special counsel to represent the city. The shooting occurred in Mr. Stokes' office. Three shots were fired, according to first reports. Death Is said to have been instantaneous. LIKENS WILL PAY $0 PERCENT DIVIDEND DEPOSITORS OF DUNDEE DEPOSIT BA,NK WILL EVENTUALLY BE PAID IN FULL. Mr. G. B. Likens, special deputy banking commissioner for tfio Dun dee Deposit. Band, returned from a short business trip to Frankfort I Tuesday and stated to a representa tive of The Republican that he felt safe In saying that the depositors of the Dundee Deposit Bank, now being liquidated would be paid in full. Ho 'also stated that a 50 per cent divi dend would be paid to the depositors I Monday. Checks will be mailed to the creditors, the commissioner mak ing It plain that no checks would bo (paid In person at his office in Dun dee. ThoVcredltors of the bank, whlha feeling reasonably safe that they would receive their deposits, will welcome the news that there is little, or no doubt that they will be paid in full. Mr. Likens was unable to say Just when ho thought the affairs of the dofunct Institution would be wound up. The work Is progressing in a business-like manner, however, and tho liquidation will be effected In duo time. "SPOONING" ALLOWED ON PARK BENCHES AT CAPITAL Washington, April 23. "Spoon ing," while not recognized by that generic term, Is permitted In . tho parks of Washington Just as It Is In Pittsburgh, whero the chief of police confesses he docs not know what "spooning" Is, and Intends fostering It. Col, W. W. Harts, superlntednent of buildings and grounds, when In formed that Pittsburgh's chief of po lice had oxtended a general Invitation to all lovers to "spoon" In tho Smoky City parks, said: "We do not know what "spooning" is here, but the parks of Washington are open to lovers, sweethearts, beaux and belles and others under the spell of the tenderer emotion. "There is no regulation prohibiting love-making in Washington parks. These parks aro tor the beautlflcatlon of the city and the recreation and en joyment of Its inhabitants, Benches laden with lovers cannot but contrib ute to the beautlflcatlon plan, and what Is more human and delightful recreation is there to be found than lovemaklng?" e Hamburg has an experimental plant that obtains power from the ebb and flow of North Sea tides. ROOSEVELTS ARE READTTO FIGHT COLONEL AND FOUR SONS WILL ANSWER IF CALLED BY COUNTRY. WOEFULLY UNPREPARED former President Says Youthful Lives Would Pay the Penalty For Our Negligence. Oyster Bay, N. Y., April 24. If tho United States goes to war with Gormany, the Roosevelts will go all Two Americans were killed and three of them. The colonel said so to-day . wounded In an engagement between in a statement called forth by the re- cavalrymen under Col. George A. cent utterances, "Stand by the presl- Dodd and 60 Villa bandits at Toma dent,"" but he spoke for the men who chlo, In the center of the Sierra would have to do the fighting andiMadres, In Western Chihuahua, on who would die by the thousands be-' April 22, according to an official re cause of the country's unprepared- pore reaching here today, ness. Col. Roosevelt said: Thek Villa commands under four ''Men are saying that they stand , chiefs, Baca, Cervanfeesjaad .Domln behlnd the president of by the presl- ""guez and Rlos,was surprised in the dent. I wish to speak for the men who, in 'the evjii TofwaP.wIll stand In front of the president, and be aeaa Mexicans ana nineteen Tsrnma tween him and the foreign enemy, ed.'whlle a quantity of horses, arms and who, therefore, will stand be- and "equipment -was captured. tween danger and the men who are Reports received here made no behind or beside the president. j-menttyn of Villa himself being with Fight, Regardless of Cost. the band, although it had been re- "Theso are the men who will go to porfe'd, previously that he was In h id war at once If there Is war with Ger- lng'lnlthe mountains in that vicinity, many, or with any other great pow-Whitelast reports placed the bandit er, and who feel as I do, hat we leader at Monoava, about fifty miles would far rather go to war unprepar- south of Tomachlc, which" is approx ed than see our women and children lmately sixty-five mllean southwest murdered with Impunity, and the of Chihuahua City, belief was firm honor of the flag stained. here that Villa was not with the com- "But it is a wicked thing that the mand engaged, folly of our rulers in obeying the be- J Bandits Sarprlsed. ViAsts of thn npapp-nt-nnv-nriro nan-! The Villa., bandits Were encamped pie and the apostles of anti-prepar- edness should make the sacrifice either useless-or else nee'dloM.and appallingly wasteful In blood. v All Roosevelts Will Go. "In the event of such a war my four sons will go, and one, and per haps both of my sons-in-law; I will go myself; the young ktnfolk of my jsons will go; so my words are spoken iwlth my eyes open. I "It Is of small consequence what happens to us of the older genera- Hon, but when I think of the young men, my heart grows bitter that I their fine and gallant lives should be sacrificed, not to the nation's need, ,y difficult because of nature of the but to the nation's folly. I terrain, honeycombed as it is with "I would far rather see them dead mountain caves, gorges and trails, than to see them flinch from fheir!ln which there arc many Jagged duty when the honor of our people is rocks, ruinous to the feet of horses, concerned, hut If we go to war now. Co, Dodd pursued the Villa ban- these young man, and "all o'f their' fe- lows will die in" thousands of fever and dysentery and lung trouble jn BUJ,i",OB' the camps, because wehaye not pre- Tne nineteen Villa wounded, taken pared in advance because they and'm the engagement, and the twenty those who lead and care for them flTO horses and arms captured, were have not been trained In advance. Laxity Means Butchery. "They will be butchered needless ly In battle because we havo failed to prepare masses, of artillery and machine guns and motor trucks and shells and aeroplanes, and have fall- ed to provide and train the men who shall manage all the formidable and delicate mechanism of war. "Tweniy-ono monius nave passeu vllla u ,s asaumod that the reln slnco the great war began, and dur- ( forcomont the Mexlcan command re ing all this tlmo we havo not pre- celved wa8mado up of natives from pared In even the smallest degree, tno vicinity. in order, if possible, to avert war , Rop0rts indicate that numbers of from us, or, If It could bo averted, to v,a men , bands of two or thre6i wage It effectively and successfully. ar0 maklng tnoIr way lnto the west- "The pacifists and anti-prepared- firn fnBtnfiSRfiq of tho sierras. pesj people have had their will and our" rulers nt Washington havo bow ed to them and left us helpless and with blind fatuity they said they did this in tho Interests of peace. "When will our people learn that tho peace of unpreparedness Is tho, peace of cowardice and folly, and may at any time lead to overwhelm ing dlsastor? , "Crime Against Nation." "The failure of our rulers at Washington to prepare during these twenty-one months of war when, even i ' t; a child ought to havo seen what was lmpendlng.haa represented a folly so extromo that In its effect it was a crime against the nation." Notice To Housekeepers. Buy Ellis Milling, Co,' Blue Rib bon Flour. Every sack1 eeatains a coupon which entitles you; to a piece of Aluminum Ware' at' ' Wholesale prlee. TWO AMERICANS FALUN BATTLE COL. DODD'S CAVALRY ENGAGES BAND OF MEXICANS AT TOMACHIO. BANDITS AGAIN ROUTED Villa Bandits' Flee Leaving Six Dead and Nineteen Wounded Also Horses and Anns. Field Headquarters, xkrl 26. ,(By Wireless to Columbus, N. M.) late afternoon .and routed. .After th'efoattlgUaajAjHMM.:fcran-hr In aJagged rocky canyon when they.DI8TRICTCOJfVENTIOJfSENI)OR8E caught sight of the American column rlrtlfletoward . tfrgffo,,, about 1 o'clock In. the afternoon. The l,A. !.. !.. I J. Oft ,l.ou Tho Mexi can bugles immediately sounded the call to arms. Through the moun tain pass the two commands strug- Sled, the Villa bandits dropping all cumbersome equipment In a preclpl- tate flight before Col. Dodd's caval- jrymen. Onco during the flight the Villa forces received reinforcements and attempted vainly to. make a stand against tho Americans. When night came the pursuit became increasing- d,tB toward Mlnaca his base, where-( hef nw reported gr be Waiting". taken to Mlnaca to await Gen. Per shing's .orders as to their disposi tion. Col, Dodd was officially com mended for the promptness shown by his Bmall outnumbered force. Natives Are Bitter. Other reports reaqhing here told of bitter feeling expressed toward Amerlcans by natlveB of the district m wnlch tho eneagement occurred, and ot.tnoIr mtonse partisanship for COMPOSING MACHINE TO SET JATANESE TYPE A remarkable mechanical typeset ter, one that will provide tor tho thousands of characters needed tor a Japanese newspaper, has been' In vented by S. Sheba, editor of the "Hawaiian Shlmpo." Tho machine, which the "Pacific Commercial Ad vertiser" of Honolulu describes as looking like a huge contrivance for ltntltnil atnnlfl la 19 fact IrttlfV and utuuiub ovcaaoi o am wv vmo mu aB0Ut 28 Inches across, 4 feet from the floor to the top of the thousands of slender brass type tubes, that crown it. It was a most intricate problem that this Japanese mechani cal genius had to sdlve. There are three distinct methods of writing Japanese. To the. American printer the feature of tbqmachine Is the forest of brass sb Ires that rise like Uhe pipes of an orfas, or the spines of a hedge hog, from the top of the machine. Tllese, of course, are the type cases, each with Its separate ideograph and character. Next comes tho keyboard. This Is a mechanical triumph by itself, for tho position of each key of tho 5,000 had to bo care fully thought out before It could be assigned. The operator also had to bo considered. Only a Japanese printer could operate the" machine, as it would take a short lifetime to memorize the location of all the keys unless one bad had experience with the Intricate "case" beforehand. The operator sits la'a chair that slides on a bar the whole length1 of the ma chine, and he mores his chair about as the need1 arises .... i ,r Ws" THOtrSANB ACKB& OF OIL XAND LEASEB IN PULASKI Somerset, Ky., ApriL 26. The Eu reka Oil & Gar Company, of. Green, Ind has compteted'the work of leas ing oil land iff tfcia coanty. During the past two weeks It has leased over 1,000 acres In the. eastern part of the county. It Is said, It will begin drilling wltam a few- weeks. There are several abandoned wells in this section that have some oil In them yet, and the farmers pump it for use. Pullskl is said Xp be between two big oil fields, the Wayne and. Estill and the Waytte-axia&i&X. Mouse Saves Nlae Lives. Minneapolis, Minn., ApriL 23. A pet white mouse saved the lives of nine persons the other day when, the home of Thomas Dromecks caught fire. The mouse ran across the baby's face; It cried and awakened tho mother, who alarmed the household. PROGRESSIVES TO CONVENE SATURDAY ROOSEVELT STATE MEET ING AT LOUISVILLE. Progressives in district mass con ventions throughout the State Mon day named del6gates to the "State convention to be held at the Gait House In Louisville next Saturday, and to the national convention to be held at Chicago June 7. As was ex pected, Theodore Roosevelt was In dorsed In practically every instance for the Progressive nomination for President of the United States, and in one Instance affilatlon with the Republicans In the coming election was advocated. M. J. Holt and Wood F. Axton, of Louisville; George W. Jolly, of Owensboro; Brutus J. Clay, of "Rich- mondj- and John Bowling" reen, M. Galloway, of were among those indorsed by various of the mass conventions as delegates-at-large to the national convention. In the F,lrst district a woman was named as delegate to the State con vention and also the national conven tion. Most of the conventions were poorly attended, in one district only four Progressives attending the meet ing. e WAR COSTS BELLIGERENTS SUM OF $00,000,000 A DAY New York, April 25. War now is costing tho nations of Europe more than $90,000,000 a day, according to estimates prepared In a booklet to be Issued by the Mechanics & Mejals Na tional Bank of this city. Of this enor mous total the principal burden falls on the Entente Allies. The bank sH matCA that the cost per hour to Eng land, France and Russia Is approxi mately $2,500,000 whilo to tho Te: ton'c empires tho cost Is In exc.j of n.ooo.ooo. Tte total cost of the war, it it Is still in progress August 1 next will tuy.j been $46,000,000,GH. Of this sain Creat Britain's share will have bi-en $11,600,000,000. Germany ;t a trine les: and France' $9 2."VtC, 0U0 Tvwi years of tho war, thn '.ooklet states, will cost six times raoro than the full amount, expended In the Civil War; wil reach a sum forty times mora than the amount of our na tional debt, and will be 120 times more than the cost of the Panama Canal, ' ' Call on Acton Bros, for Disc Har rows, Cultivators, two row and, one row Corn drills. v. ACTON BROS. 42t2 . Hartford, Ky, EXPECT GERMAN REPLY SATURDAY BERLIN'S ANSWER TO AMERICAN ULTIMATUM EXPECTED TOMORROW. ' FOREIGNERS CANT GO Dispatches Say Americans Havfflf; Difficulty In Leaving the Pros pective Enemy Country. Berlin, April 26 (via- LondosV 3:55 p. m.). The Geroua answer' to the American note May not Mr expected before the end of" tSe present week. It may be presented on SatBr day. Washington, April 26. Count vos Bernstorff, the German Ambassador, In response to s. request from the" Berlin Foreign Office, has cabled sugy gestlons for a course In the subma rine crisis, which he believes will avert a break with the United State. The Ambassador also sent by wireless a message to his Government asking that no action be taken uattl his cable message had been received. The" request from the Foreign Ofltc for the Ambassador's suggestions' contained the statement that Ger- many was prepared to go to gfM lengths to prevent a rupture. Tho fact that there has been sel an exchange of dispatches between the embassy and Berlin was confirm' ed to-day, but nothing in detail was disclosed as to their contents. It is considered probable that Dn von Bethmann-Hollweg, the Imperial Chanpellor, took with him when he left Berlin last night to visit the Em' peror at grand headquearters dis patches containing recommendation of the Ambassador. As the round trlpv between Berlin and. the head" quarters requires forty hours, and the Chancellor must have time to confer with the Emperor and other officials, It Is considered unlikely that definite word of the Intentions of tho German Government can reach, the United States before the end of the week. Geneva, Switzerland, April 25 (vio Parls, April 36, German newspap ers are now taking a more serioaa view of the German American situa tlon. They say Emperor William i expected to return to Berlin from general headquarters. In the meantime' Americans at tempting to leave Germany by way of Switzerland are encountering dif ficulties. Many of them aro held up at Constance, the Baden frontier bar ing been closed since yesterday. A number of them already have arriv ed at Basel. They are convinced that a rupture between Germany and the United States Is inevitable. e To Pay Kentucky $1,409. Washington, April 24. The bill to reimburse the State of Kentucky for $1,400.44, the amount of expenses it Incurred in aiding the Federal Gov ernment to raise ihe volunteer army for the war with Spain, was reported favorably to-dajr to the Senate by the Committee on Claims. The measure has a place on the regular calendar and the expectation is that It will be adopted in a short time. i i i EXPECT 28,000 CIVILIANS AT SUMMER TRAINING CAMP Washington, April 24. War De partment reports indicate that at tendance at the army Instruction camps for civilians this summer will approximate 28,500, Secretary Baker, reporting to Congress to-day on the department's plans tor the camps, asked tor an appropriation of $454, 085 for their expenses. Had a Right To Do It- The Magistrate looked severely at the small, red-faced man who had been summoned before him and who returned his gaze without flinching. "So you kicked your landlord downstairs?" quired the Magistrate. "Did you imagine that was within the'rlght of a tenant?" "I'll bring the lease in and show it to you," said the little, growing redder, "and I'll wager you'll agrer wlth'me that anything they've for gotton to prohibit in that lease I had a right to do the very first chance 1 got." Exchange. . . !t I r ; M.jj.tc-r s Vl ". ff V j V " -.. Ju , . , Iti.