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HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915.
I EDITORIAL COMMENTS. j
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Helen Blanks, a pretty blonde,
clad in boy's clothes, was arrested as
a hobo at Louisville.
One of the worst tragedies heard
of lately was a lad at Carlisle, Ky
who killed himself eating Wiener
wurst. (jet a stub pen, Mr. Wilson, for it
has got to be a blunt answer. Com
And use red ink.
Senator Ollie M. James, who has
been sojourning with a congressional
party in Hawaii, will arrive in Wash
ington on June 7.
Arthur Bell, a negro charged with
attacking a white woman in Caldwell
county last week, wa3 taken from
the jail at Princeton early yesterday
morning and hanged by a mob.
Mrs. Potato of Vicksburg, Miss
has married Mr. Cobbel. The bride
is nearly three times as old as her
boy husband, but she is all the same
his sweet Potato, though his name
.Twenty-seven diplomas were giv
-fin to the High School graduates
Thursday night, whose names have
hpen heretofore civen. I he senior
class honor went to Virginia Pursley,
with James Skerritt second and
Cooper Weaks third.
As to the barbecue too much can
not be said. There were 53 carcas
ses of well barbecued meats and
everv butcher in town was on hand
to carve and serve the people. There
was enough for all and several un
touched carcasses were sold.
Caldwell, Calloway and Hopkins
have all defeated road bond issues
this year. Christian county issued
hnnrts in 1901 to fill 100 miles of
pikes and now has 300 miles of mac-
ndnm rnnda. There is but one
Christian county. Come to it.
Tfoelinir between the anti-German
and pro-Germans in Spain runs high.
Two Madrid editors. Senor Blanco,
Vhose tendencies are favorable to
the allies, and Senor Borras, who is
pro-German, fought a duel Thursday
with sabres. Both men were
Harry McChesney has entered a
denial of the report that he advised
a bovcott of papers not In favor of
State-wide prohibition. He says he
stated papers that allow liquor deal
ers to use their advertising columns
ought not to be patronized. It seems
to be a distinction without a differ
ence. The boycott idea is still there.
While the eovernment awaits the
effect of President Wilson b warning
to contending military factions of
Mexico, the American Red Cross,
aided by the state and war depart
ments, carries forward comparative
. plans for relieving hungry noncom
toatants. Both Carranza and Villa
lairn to be close to permanent sue
At Portland. Oregon, a proposition
in a meeting of WomenVCIubs that
t- 1 IintxAlF una rtaii
f .o'ffrife Blockings each year and con-
ttrmtte the amount lor "an enuow
ment fund for work in aestheticlines"
aroused such opposition that the
proposition was dropped. Why
should'it not bo possible to use
stocking along aesthetic lines?
Gcv. Capper, of Kansas, rode
thirty miles through mud and rain,
May 25, from Topeka to Maple Hill
Kansas, to deliver a commencement
addrese he had promised the Super
intendent. When the Governor had
learned the class consisted of ono
lone boy, he kept his promise just
the same. Gov. Capper is a news
paper man and it will be noted that
in some respect he ia not unlike some
newspapermen in Kentucky, who
live in Elixabetbtown, Trenton and
Biggest Week's Sales In The
History of The Tobacco
NEARLY 1,000,000 POUNDS
Decided Slump In Prices as The
Rush Reaches Its High
.The loose floors up to yesterday
had sold more tobacco than during
any week since records have been
kept, At every one of the bix hous
es, there was all of the business that
could be handled. The old record
wa3 wiped out and all from now on
will bo as an increase over the 1914
season, fnces iaiieu to maintain
their past strength and the week's
average drops below the season's av
erage. At the same time the re
ceipts on contract sales continue
heavy at the factories.
Sale3 for week 922,205 lbs,
Sales for season 11,737,070 lbs,
Total sales sarne date.
Average price for week G.12
H. H. ABERNATHY,
Week ending May 21, 1915. Unsold
stock Jan. 1, 1915, 1,453 hogsheads.
Receipts for week 0 Hhds.
Receipts for year 129 Hhds.
Sales for week 19 Hhds.
Sales for year 548 Hhds.
Largest sales of the season.
The schedule of the prices for the
week was as follows:
Trash $2.50 to $3.75
Lugs $-1.00 " $5.75.
Com Leaf 5.00 to 58.50.
Med Leaf 7.00 to $9.50.
Good Leaf $9.00 to $12.50
Despondent Farmer Takes Own
Life In Tobacco Bain In
Elkton, Ky., June 4. The body of
Willie Duncan, a farmer, fifty years
old, was found hanging from a tier
pole in his tobacco barn near Sharon
Grove. He had b-en despondent
and in bad health for some time.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Corvie Sparrow, and a son, Jasper
Duncan, both of -whom lived with
Wild Pitch Killed Him.
Evansville, Ind., June 4 Stand
ing more than 15 feet from the bat
ter's box awaiting his turn at bat,
Oscar Gentet , 17 years of age, of
this city, was struck in the head by a
wild pitch, which weni over the
catcher's head, and was knocked
unconscious. He was not thought to
bo seriously hurt and when he reviv
ed told his playments to go on with
thogame and that he would go home.
Tne following day ho complained of
intense pain in his head and a physi
cian was summoned, who pronounc
ed hU condition critical. The boy
died Tuesday night at his home.
Services at the Universalist church
tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7:45 p. m.
Morning Bubject: "The Nature of
Evening: Paul's Command to Tim
othy, "Meditate Upon TheseThings."
We hope to see all of our own peo
ple present at these services, and all
others will meet with a cordial wel
J. B. FOSHER, Pastor.
Mrs, Morr Anderson, 30, shot and
killed herself while seated on a bench
in Irlquoise park in Louisville. She
had been grief stricken since the loss
of her son last winter, when the
child died of pneumonia. Her bus-
band, Samuel M. Anderson, editor of
the Trade Outlook, survives her.
THEY CAME, THEY SAW
AND WERE CONQUERED
City and County Put The Big, Pot In The Little One And
Pulled 0(F A Great Stunt-Revelation To
All Who Were 'Here.
The eastern Kentucky farmers to
the number of 150, guided by Geof
frey Morgan, reached Hopkinsville
early Thursday morning and took
breakfast at Hotel Latham.
At 7:30 they found 99 of the 100
automobiles provided by the superb
management of Lucian H. Davis, of
the Transportation committee. Th6
other machine, that of Sam Bumpus,
of Lafayette, arrived later filled with
A delegation of business men met
the visitors at the depot and escort
ed them to the hotel, where T. L.
Metcalfe, with his customary enter
prise, distributed flowers to all pres
ent. The automobiles were filled
with visitors and guides and in a long
train, miles long, traversed the sched
uled itinerary through a 50-mile cir
cuit of.southeast Christian, stopping
at John H. Williams' stock farm to
see his Duroc hogs, the finest in the
State. At Pembroke a local commit
tee met the crowd of 500 and on the
public square brief talks were made
by Dr. Bradford Knapp, of Wash
ington; Geoffrey Morgan, James
McKee, the Hon. J. W. Newman
and Senator Boyd. . The address of
welcome was made by Charles E.
From Pembroke the line of ve
hicles traversed some of the fairest
lands in the United States and ar
rived on time at the fair grounds at
noon. There were some mishaps of
a minor character but all of the ma
chines, completed the trip in good
Immediately following the serving
of the barbecued meats, bread
and coffee to the 2,500 men, women
and children who were on the
grounds, the crowd filled the grand
stand to hear an address of welcome
by Judge W. T. Fowler, who intro
duced the following speakers, who
made short talks: Dr. Bradford
Knapp, Dr. J. G. Crabb, of. the
Eastern State Normal School: Con
gressman David Kincheloe and the
Hon. J. W. Newman. The Third
Regiment Military Band played dur
ing the intermissions between the
speeches. At 3 o'clock a long trip
was started through the southwest
ern portion of the county. The trip
was so planned that a good road
through some large farms might be
used and the party have a chance to
view the work that was being done
and the improvements on the places.
At this point it might be well to add
that all of these roads had been care
fully dragged the day before so that
they were as smooth as they could
be made for the guests of the coun
ty. While driving rapidly through
one of the farms the pilot machine
pulled up before the home of Col.
A. M. Henry where refreshments
were served by the ladies of Col.
Henry's family and there were cool
drinks to suit the taste of every vis
itor. The return trip was by W. R.
Brumfield's market garden, where
there was a stop for strawberries,
cream and cake. The visitors in
spected the greenhouses, the im
mense silo and water tank combined
and the irrigation system for water
ing part of the farm.
The following paragraph is from
the special report of Correspondent
James Speed, who reported for the
"Again at night the visitors were
the guests of the good people of
P. B. M. A.
The organization of the "Pem
broke Business Men's Association"
has been perfected and the follow
ing directors elected: R. Y. Pendle
ton, S. B. Jones, W. W. Garrott, S.
A. Powell, E. G. Collins, D. L. Rose,
J. A, Roam, McD. O'Brien, D. L.
Lander, and Eldon Crutchfield.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Thos. K.
Cushman, on the 31st ultimo, a fine
Christian county at a supper at the
Hotel Latham, after which they ad
journed to Virginia Park to hear a
number of short talk3. The whole
day was a series of hospitalities which
the men from Jefferson county and
the.eastern end of the State always
will remember with infinite pleasure.
It is sure to mean that the Bluegrass
and the "Pennyrile" will get closer
together in the near future to the
benefit of both. The careful organ
ization which made possible a day of
touring in more than 100 machines
.without an accident or an unpleasant
event was perfected through the
many committees of the Christian
County Crop Improvement Associa
tion and the Hopkinsville Business
A story of the reception at Hop
kinsville would not be complete with
out saying something about the rea
son why Christian county called the
day "Morgan day." The name thus
given Was a fitting tribute to the
work which Geoffrey Morgan did as
county agent of Christian county,
and also he was the man who had
the inspiration which culminated in
the trip. The Jefferson county
group has been talking seriously of
asking Louisville and Jefferson coun
ty toco-operate with some Bluegrass
county in inviting the farmers of
the West to come to the East and
see what they are doing. The party
feels that the good accomplished by
the trip will be lasting and that the
lasting quality can be doubled by
asking tne rennynle to come
East. Big things are happening in
the old State and nothing could pos
sibly.be bigger and better or finer
umu tu tum i
visus sumac meiarmers every wnere
may know what the other fellow is
doing and how he is doing it."
A thousand or more people as
sembled at Virginia Park at 8 p. m
and after a band concert by the
Third Regiment Band, a round-table
of short talks was presided over by
Chas. M. Meacham, a member of the
Ten-minute speeches were made
by Dr. Fred Mutchler, Jno. C. Dufl'y,
Dr. Knapp, Judge J. T. Ilanbery,
Hon. J, W. Newman, Prof. L. E,
Foster, Geoffrey Morgan, Judge
Walter Knight. John Feland and
The speeches were all catchy and
appropriate. The visitors were un
stinted in their praise and profuse
in their expressions of appreciation.
The local boosters turned loose a
varied assortment of statistics, eye
opening information, history of
achievements and "hot air." SeV'
eral of them dwelt upon the spirit
of cooperation that binds the city
and county into a solid body of
Before ihe adjournment Mr. Thos.
Collins presented resolutions thank
ing the community for its hospitality
and delightful entertainment, which
were adopted with vigorous ayes.
The visitors left at 11 p. m for
Louisville on their special train.
Trigg county sent a strong dele
gation, headed by K. L. Varney,
County Agricultural Agent; J. Frank
Ladd, T. E. Hopson, J. M. Binns, C.
R. Wadlington, E. F. Goodwin and
many others. They wore their own
badges and were given a cordial
Killed by Foul Ball.
Wilkeabsrre, Pa., June 4 A glanc
ing foul ball struck Victor E Craig,
3G, of West Pittaton in the head to
day w tie he was keeping scores at a
game of baseball between Sunday
School teams. He was knocked un
conscious but was revivoJ and con
tinued roaming the sore of the
game until its close. Soon after he
reached home he died from a fract
County, Ale., hag 1915
Superintendent M. 0. Winfrey
Arrested For Seduction.
TEACHER PREFERS CHARGE
Under $3,000 Bond and Vigor
ously Denies His
Middlesboro, Ky., June 4. Prof.
M. O. Winfrey, Superintendent of
Schools of Middlesboro, preferred by
Miss Nannie Lynn, a school teacher,
was indicted Wednesday for seduc
Winfrey denies the charge and de
clares that the prosecution is a black
mailing scheme and that the girl is
subject to hallucinations. He alo
says the girl is angry over having
ost her position as a teacher here
and that she is being used as a tool
by his enemies who want the super-
intendency to go to another.
Winfrey Was released on $3,000
bond and his case will be called in cir
cuit court here in about two weeks.
The girl charges that Prof. Win
frey seduced her at the beginning of
the school term last September and
that an operation was performed re
cently by Prof. Winfrey while in the
school library. Alleged breach of
promise to wed is alleged in her
complaint. She says that Prof. Win
frey persuaded her that they had
been married while she was suffer'
ing the operation.
Winfrey was a Democratic candi
date for State Superintendent of
Public Instruction several years ago.
He i3 forty-nine years old and Miss
Lynn about twenty years of age,
i Winf row Una Vionn nr ATtrlrllpQlinrn fnr
about n,ne yes He is divorced and
Wa former wjfe live3 Jn Louisville
Henry J. Slites and Miss Eliz
abeth Breathitt Surprise
Another surprise wedding oc
curred Thursday evening at 9:30
o'clock. The bride was Miss Eliza
beth Breathitt and the groom Henry
J. Stites, a High School Senior who
received his diploma a few minutes
before his marriage. Quidtly leav
ing the meeting at the Tabernacle,
he repaired to the residence of Judge
Jas. Breathitt, father of the bride,
where Dr. Louis Powell, pastor of
the Methodist church, performed
the ceremony that made them one.
They left at once on the northbound
train for Detroit, where the groom
will investigate some business oppor
tunities in the line for which he has
prepared himself in school, furniture
making as taught in the manual
The young people are each 19
years of age and have been sweet
hearts since childhood. Parental ob
jections on both sides on account
of their youth were with drawn
when they made it plain that
they were determined to wed. The
groom is the third son of Dr. F. M.
Stites and a first cousin of Capt.
Henry J. Stites, and is a promising
young man. ihe bride Is a pretty
and accomplished girl, with a bright
mind and a most charming person
ality. She has been doing substitute
work as a teacher in the City Schools
during the past year, from which
she graduated a year ago.
Webb Watkins has been appointed
postmaster at Dexter, Mo. Mr. Wat
kins went from Princeton to Dexter
about twenty years ago, and has been
e'ected mayor of that town six
times Bince going there, and now that
this juicy plum has fallen to him, his
many friends here are glad to know
of his success in the "Sight me State"
and extend congratulations. Prince-
Przemysl Falls and Russians
Liable To Be Driven Out
ALLIES ASSAULT TUET0N LINE
Large German Transport Sunk
by British Submarien in
London, June 4.With the cap
ture of Przemysl, accomplished, the
Austro-German armies achieved the
main object of the great thrust they.
commenced against the Russians mi"1
western Galicia a month ago. v
They have yet to drive the Rus
sians farther back and establish,
themselves in easily defended posi
tions which will enable them to de
tach forces for operations against
Italy and the allies in the west.
Whether or not they accomplish
this, the Teutonic allies have won a
great Victory and with a suddenness
which overshadows all past opera
tions of the war. It was only ten
weeks ago that Przemysl fell to the
Russians, after a six months invest
ment, which was interrupted for a
short time in November by nn Aus
With tho surrender of the fortress
there fell into the Russians hands,
according to official reports, 120,000
Austrians and 600 guns and an im
mense amount of war material.
Most of the forts, however, had been
destroyed by the Austrians and this
is considered in military circles here
to account for the fact that the-"
fortress succumbed so quickly to the
When the Russians captured Prze
mysl, they were pressing the Aus
trians across the Carpathian passes..
Then on May 3, came the news of ar
great Austro-Germin drive ftilo -Galicia.
Advancing slowly butsure
ly and carrying 1,000 guns, the Tue
tons compelled the Russians to fall "
back until the Russian line ran to
the right bank of the rivor San.
Crossing the river, the Austro-Ger--man
forces progressed to the north
and south of the fortress, and on .
Tuesday, Berlin announced that:
three forts to the north had b1'
stormed, while Vienna stated that
the railway between Przemysl and
Lemberg wa? commanded by Aus
There still was hope in the allied
countries, however, that a Russian
counter-offensive would hold the in
vaders off, but this proved unfound
ed, and today the Russians had to
give up the city which, earlier in the
war, had cost them so dearly to wfh
There is no estimate of booty cap
tured but it is fairly certain that the
Russians, having lots of time, got
away as many men and as much ma
terial as possible and destroyed the
cruns and ammunition that rfmn?nfl
I It is expected here that the victors '
' ...til 1 . I T ,
win eiiueuvur 10 pusn on loiemDerg:
and even farther.
Meanwhile the French continue
their operations north of Arras,
where it is declared they are slowly
moving the Germans out of strongly
fortified positions. The British, on
their part, have become more active
in the regions of Ypres and La Basse
while the Italians continue to report
the capture of important positions
along their frontier. In this latter
region, however, no news has yet
been received of any big battle.
Another submarine has penetrated
the Dardanelles and sunk a large
Hammack Farm Sold.
Mr. H. F. Hammask has sold his
farm a few miles north of town to
Mr. G. L. Campbell, of Hopkinsville.'
The price was not announced. This
is a splendid body of land, compar
ing about 400 acres. Possession is
Rien at once, except as to wheat
and hay crops. Mr, Hammack haa
not matured his plans for the future.
Mr. Campbell purchased the farm as
an investment. Pembroke JeuraaL