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HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1916.
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Mary had a little calf,
Its stripes were not concealed
For everywhere that Mary went
Her calf was sure "re-vcaled."
Mf The Mexican invasion has so far
1 cost the lives of 6 Americans, and 125
bandits have been slain. s
ine town or aoc, inamna, ii.uiii.-u
for the humorist, was wiped off the
map by fire Thursday. It was noted
for its flouring interests.
Chas. C. Trabue has been indicted
for wilful murder in Nashville ahd
may qo on trial Juno 6 for killing
Harry S. Stokes, on April 26th.
Gov. Ferguson, of Texas, has is
sued a Mexican manifesto that out
Wattersons Marse Henry. They are
right Let's intervene, even if it
leads to annexation.
They are after Brandels again, but
the more the gang fights him the
stronger it makes him with the peo
ple, who believe the President knows
a good man when ho sees him.
Harry Stokes, who was killed in
Nashville, carried $130,000 of life in
surance. He set aside $10,000 in his
will to continue the fight against graft
ing, in the event he did not live to
Two Mexican "snipers" at Bo
quillas, one of them a notorious "bad
Bian" named De La GarzaT opened
ykre on an American sentinel. The
soldier returned their fire with such
success that he killed both Mexicans.
Grace Giffard, the Irish girl who
' was allowed to wed Joseph Plunkett
Yone hour before his execution, wore
widow's weeds at the ceremony.
Plunkett had barely time to settle all
of his property on his wife when he
was led forth and shot.
The Navy Department has an
nounced that three Kentuckians have
passed examinations for admission to
the Naval Academy. The midship
men-elect are: Albert B. Cook, of
Falmouth: Bradley Railcy, of Lexing
ton, and Maurice Montgomery, of
The British are realizing at last the
lack of wisdom in slaughtering the
Irish leaders, when a liberal policy
would have restored a loyal feeling.
Premier Asquith has gone in person
to Ireland to try to pacify the enraged
people. All Ireland is boiling with
A Berlin dispatch is explaining the
failure to take Verdun by claiming
that the French have 800,000 men to
400,000 Germans and the "tenacity
with which the French hold on to
their trenches." This reads like the
Kaiser is getting scarce of men and
is about to admit the foolishness of
attacking impregnable fortifications
with an inferior force.
Denver at a special election Tues
day returned to the mayoralty form of
government, aftor less than two years
nnrW fin commission form and Rob
ert W. Speer, former mayor, was
elected to that office by a majority of
3,000 votes. Commission govern
ment did not meet the expectations
of the people as to economy and good
N government. The success of com
(jwission government depends on tho
'jl&mmissioners. The principle is all
Delegates from forty-one local
miners' unions of Western Kentucky,
in session at Central City Tuesday,
voted to refuse tho operators' ultima
tum of tho present scaler but with
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Sifeeeent scale and conditions they
wreaten to strike,
Dath of E. W. Walker.
Mr.. E. W. Walker, who was para
lyzed on Wednesday, died yesterday
afternoon. He was born in Virginia
June 7, 1842 ami was a iplbmt con
federate soldier for lour years. He
. eavesj wife tad three okildren.
Dr. Thacker Has Sustained
His High Reputation As
SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE
Meeting Will Close With a
4 At Night.
The revival meeting that is being
conducted by tho Westminster church
has been successful in every way.
Dr. J. E. Thacker, of Norfolk, Va.,
one of the best evangelists in the
South, is leading tho meeting, and is
assisted most ably by Mr. James W.
Jelks, chorus leader and soloist
The services have been held in the
tabernacle and have been drawing
large and enthusiastic crowds. Dr.
Thacker is an evangelist of the. high
est class. In his work there is noth
ing of the objectionable features that
are sometimes present in modern
evangelism. His sermons are all dt
rect and to the point, they are illus
trated from the vast fields of literature
and Biblical history, and little of scnt-
imentalismor emotionalism is allowed
to creep in.
In style he is logical at all times,
His sermons show a careful prepara
tion, and, are presented in such
pleasing and orderly form that they
are easy to follow and hard to forget.
His address is most pleas(ng. Of ex
cellent intellect, thorough education,
and polish?d'Inifspeech find manners,
he atall times-presents an epitome of
a christian gentleman. '
Mr. James W. Jelks, the soloist and
chorus leader, has all the qualities
that render him a valuable and proper
co-worker of Dr. Thacker. He poss
esses a delightful personality, is a
good mixer, and has made many
friends during his stay in this city.
He is a combination of wit, enthusi
asm, ability and concentration that
make him especially capable and valU'
able. He has a highly cultivated, at
tractive voice, and usually rewards
his audience with two solos each
Through his efficient leadership he
has built up a choir of exceptional
merit. Most of the best voices of the
city are represented at each meeting.
The results of the meeting, which
are now almost concluded have been
most encouraging. Over 600 profes
sions and reconsecrations have been
made. In view of the fact of a recent
revival, this is indeed a wonderful
record, and speaks for the ability of
those in charge.
There will be no services to-night,
On tomorrow there will bo double
services a special men and boys
meeting in the afternoon at 3:00
o'clock, and the regular and
concluding meeting Sunday night
at 7:45. The afternoon subject
will be, "What Constitutes a
Fool." As these two meetings are
the final ones of the revival, a record
crowd is expected.
Wants His Money Back.
Henderson. Ky., May 10. Tho
suit of C. B. Hester, aged farmer,
against Mrs. Ara Belle Walker, is in
progress in circuit court. The de
fendant is seeking a judgment against
Mrs. Walker for $1,600 aliened to
have been loaned her upon promise
to marry him. The plaintm is 70,
while the defendant is 49. Tho case
was tried at the January term and tho
jury failed to reach a verdict.
Fiie Damage Repaired
The building on Virginia street
owned by Baylor Hickman and oc
cupied by E. H. Hester and L. E.
Ad well, damaged by fire some weeks
ago, has been restored as it was be
fore, tho front having been torn out
and rebuilt. The repairs are about
The Union and ' Farmers banks of
Henderson have coneoMdatad.
Obregon, and Scott Refer Ad
justment of U. S. Mexican
Relations to Diplomats.
GEN. CARRANZA BLAMED
First Chief Refused To Lend
Assent-Does Not Mean
Rupture in Relations.
El Paso, Tex., May 12. After al
most two weeks of discussion the
conference of Gens. Hugh L. Scott,
Frederick Funston and Gen. Alvaro
Obregon, Mexican minister of war,
over American troop disposition in
Mexico, came to an end Thursday
night without any agreement being
The whole matter was referred
back to the American and de 'facto
governments to be settled through
diplomatic channels. To-night the
situation is almost exactly where it ;
stood before tho conferences began.
The Mexican government still insists
on the withdrawal of Gen. Pershing's
column upon a certain date and wants
that date to come quickly. It is
known that Gen. Obregon has been
willing to make concessions to reach
an agreement with the American con
ferees. He has been overruled, how
ever, by the first chief, Gen. Carran-
za and his advisers. After practically
conceding the demands of the Ameri
can conferees, he was compelled to
reverse his attitude.
ANOTHER RAID ATTEMPTED.
Marthon, Tex., May 12., Mexican
bandits again crossed into American
territory last night and attacked'civil-
ians and soldiers. The raid was made
four miles north of Boquillas at an
ore terminal station and directly be
hind Maj. Langhorne's column which
up to that time had not crossed into
Mexico. After a short skirmish the
WITTY TRIAL MOM.
Claud Witty, the negro who killed
a white boy named Ezra Samples in
Hopkins county and has been in jail
here for safe keeping, was taken to
Madisonville for trial Tuesday, but
the trial was set over to next Monday
and Witty was brought back here un
til that time. A Madisonville dispatch
says Attorney John Feland will de
George B. Harned and Miss Mamie
Belle Price, of the Honey Grove
neighborhood, were married in
Ciarksville at 4 o'clock Tuesday morn
THOSE THAT HAVEGET wcston
'WEONUYLACK OME THOUSAND
DOLLARS OF OUR FUND TO X
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On The Loose Floor Tobacco
Market For This
RECEIPTS AGAIN HEAVY
Season's Average Now Up to
$6.00 Per Hundred
. Nearly 800,000 pounds of. tobacco
were sold on the loose floors this
week and prices went in some in
stances to fancy figures. The aver
age ran well above $8 and the sea
son's average was brought up to $6.
Tho total sales are now greater than
at the close of the season last year.
Some sales were as high as $12.
81,000 pounds at Cooper's sold at
an average of $8.84.
Week ending May 11, 1916, is as
Receipts for week 0 Hhds.
Receipts for year. 78 Hhds.
Sales for week 0 Hhds.
Sales foryear 245 Hhds.
Sales week 785,610 lbs.
Sales for season 12,738,975, lbs.
Sales for same date
1915 9,092,200 lbs.
Average for this week $8.23
Average for this season $6.00
The schedule of the prices lor the
week was as follows:
Trash $5.00 to $6.50
Com Lug3 $6.50 to $7.00
Med Lugs $7.00 to $7.50
Good Lugs $7.50 to $8.00
Fine Lugs $8.00 to $9.00,.
Low Leaf $6.50 to $7.50
Com Leaf $7.50 to $8.50
Med Leaf $8.50 to $9.50
Good Leaf $9.50 to $10.00
Fine Leaf $10.00 to $12.00
H. H. ABERNATHY,
ARMLESS WONDER HITS A MAN.
Frank E. Fithen, the "armless won
der" who was here recently, ran over
a man in Louisville while doing stunts
with an automobile. Irvin Lawson,
aged 19, was thrown by his mule that
scared at Fithcn's automobile and
dragged him in front of the machine
as he was clinging to the bridle. Law
son may not die from his hurts. The
armless driver of the motor car was
accompanied by his wife. He claims
he was powerless to avert the acci
dent, as the victim fell just in front of
Mrs. L. W. Cary and little daugh
ter, of Gallup, N. M., are visiting the
family of Mr. D. C. Cary.
AtiD HE JU5TTUaHEO
ME OOWN WHEN I ASKtO
KIM FER A JITNEY
ONE KIND OF A 8E66ER-AND-fVH07HER
BUT NO JINX
Athenaeum Banquet in Many
Respect an Unusual
NOTHING BUT PLEASURE
Attendance Slightly Under
Some That Have Been
In spite of the absence of eight of
the 30 members, due to illness or un
avoidable absence, the thirteenth
annual banquet of the Athenaeum
was in some respects the best one yet
The weather was ideal, the arrange
ments faultless in detail, the menu ex
cellent and well served and the
program one of the best rendered at
any of the past functions. Messrs.
Noe & Son were ahead of time in the
dining room arrangements and the
only hitch was a slight delay due to
late arrivals. There were two long
tables running north and south. The
speakers were in prominent seats at
the ends of the tables.
President Frank Rives, the toast-
master, occupied a seat at the south
end of the table on the east side of
the dining room. Covers were laid
for 87 and nearly every chair was oc
cupied with a brilliant assemblage of
ladies and gentlemen. They entered
the dining room at 8:35 and the.jnvo
cation was pronounced by Rev; J. N.,
Broiled Spring Chicken
Hot Rolls Beaten Biscuits
Asparagus Butter Sauce
New Potatoes in Balis
Peas on Rosette Wafers
Tomato on Lettuce
Mayonnaise Dressing Saratoga Flakes
Vanilla Ice Cream Strawberries
The meal was served in three
courses, promptly and expeditiously,
occupying just one hour. It was
in Hotel Latham's best style,
abundant, well prepared and elegant
ly served. The tables were beauti
fully decorated with roses, carnations,
lilies and ferns and Blakemore's
orchestra played at intervals.
The speaking program began at
9:40 and was concluded at 11:30, ex
actly on time. Every moment of the
time was filled with pleasure. Presi
dent Rives presided gracefully and
after a short review of the society's
past history presented the first speak
er. His" introductions in each case
were brief, appropriate and happy.
Toastmaster President Frank Rives
"Bid me discourse, I will enchant
A Few Words H. W. Linton
"Words are like leaves, and where
they most abound
Much fruit of sense beneath is
Bald Facts John Stites
"All that I know is, the facts I
Are true as truth has ever been
The Periscope T. C. Underwood
"I never saw a periscope,
I never want to see one;
Whenever one bobs up, I hope
That I may swiftly flee one."
Rh&rao and Reason Geo. E. Gary
"Yea, marry now, it is somewhat,
for now it is rhyme;
Bctore it was neither rhyme nor
Sir Thomas Moore.
In Passing L. E. Foster
"For to admire an' for to see
For to bo'old this world so wide,
(Continued on Fifth PcO
As Compared With The
Furious Fighting Re
cently. TURKS CLAIM SUCCESSES
Infantry Action at Verdun
Gives Way to Artillery
Air Chief Killed.
London, May 12. The infantry ac
tions in the region of Verdun have
again given way to artillery bombard
ments, the most violent of which was
directed against the French positions
in the Caillette wood and their second
lines on the right bank of the Mcuse.
Bombardments also have taken place
along the front held by the Belgians,
and mining operations and artillery
duels have predominated on the
British front A severe artillery duel
is in progress around the Hohcnzoll
crn redoubt between the British and
Germans. The British and Germans
on the western line are keeping up
mutual bombardments at various
points and similar conditions prevail
in the fighting between the Austrian
and Italians in the mountainous re
gion of the Austro-Italian front.
Constantinople reports that in the
Caucasus region around Mount Kope,
the Turks, in an attack drove the
Russians from positions about 9i
miles in extent and forced them to re
treat eastward and likewise to the
southeast of Mamahatun, put the Rus
sians to flight.
Berlin, May 12. Col. Pastini, a
widely known Italian reronaut, who
was competitor in the international
balloon race in Paris in 1913, was
killed recently near Gorizia when his
airship was shot down, according' to
Bologna Resto del Carlino, the Over
seas news agency states.
Col. Pastini was chief of the Italian
Man Who Married In Crofton
is Arrested in North
O. H. Robinson, of near Crofton,
caused the arrest of G. C. Baldwin a
few days ago at Asheville, N. C, on
a charge of bigamy. About six years
ago, Baldwin, who was then engaged
in work for a construction company
on the L. & N. railroad near Crofton,
married Miss Maud Robinson, a sister
of O. H. Robinson. It is said that
they lived together there for two
years and then went to Nashville,
where Mr. Robinson claim his sis
ter was deserted. Baldwin was
traced to North Carolina and it is
said that ho is the samo man who
married a Miss Ingle, of Asheville,
since his marriage to Mr. Robinson's
sister. Baldwin was placed in jail in
default of a $1,000 bond,
Smythe Family Scores.
Sorgeant Smythe, of Troop A,
Fourteenth Cavalry, is just a pl tm
regular army man and so he's not in
line for an iron, a Legion of Honor or
a Victoria cross. All ho did was
what was expected of him. But tho
doing of it involved a fight of twelve
hours against a forco that outnum
bered him ten to one, the bringing of
his dead and the saving of his wound
ed, though he was himself wounded,
and, more important still, sticking to
it until relief came and the attacking
force was routed.
Sergeant Smythe will wear no
medal, but to a layman's way of think,
ing he has earned the right to. Lou
Tho Russian povernment is oroan.
izin&r a scientific expedition to investi.
gte mineral resources of Siberia.