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WEATHER. For Kc HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1916. Partly Cloudy Thursday. VOL 37-No. 87 HOPKINSVILLE J- )i I EDHL COMMENT. The Prohibition National Convcn" tion is in session at St. Paul. Belgians are doing some business in German East Africa where hunting territory is good. Judge W. M. Reed, of Paducah, has gone to the Lakes to spend a month. Health officers in New York believe they have checked the epidemic of in fantile paralysis. An earthquake hir the town of Fi ume, Austria,- Tuesday, causing a panic among its 40,000 inhabitants. Gen. Castro has been given per mission to enter the United States again. Preparations to move the Kentucky ' troops to the border next week, have J been halted by a smallpox scare. Sir Roger Casement, who fomented the Irish rebellion, has been denied an appeal and is well on the way to . the gallows. Abram Elkus, has been appointed Ambassador to Turkey to succeed Henry Morganthau. He is a Jewish lawyer of New York. A case of smallpox developed at Ft. Thomas Tuesday. The victim is priv ate Herman Crees, of Breathitt coun ty Jas. Hisle", aged 67, and Tilda Ann Clem, aged 16, were married at Win chester, Tuesday, with the consent of the little girl's parents. An allied offensive has started along the Saloniki front and tho Bulgarians will soon be getting what is coming to theni. The Rev. J. S. Hawkins, of Ear lington, recently named chaplain of the Third Regiment, to fill the vacan cy caused by the resignation of the Rev. Dr. Frank M. Thomas, reported at Ft. Thomas Tuesday for duty. Hawes B. Eagles, cashier of the Owensboro Banking Co., has been elected Treasurer of Daviess county. Mr. Eagles is a member of the organ ization of "Ferrell's Boys," and was here last summer. From being the lionized hero of 4, 000,000 enthusiastic followers, the Colonel now finds himself regarded as an ordinary down and out politi cian, trying to trade himself back in to an office of some kind. A wholesale revolt against Carran za is said to be brewing in Mexico with Trevino, Calles, Obregon and others of his best generals united in 4k nnirtinn Hint f!npon'7l Ic in lllniTlft ,ii t Movipr,' and for the presence of American trooos ' Chairman Cantrell has selected Jas. West, of Hopkinsville, as the Second District member of his advisory com - mittee. If he is after a combined horse and a thoroughbred Democrat he has found the right man. Jim works single, double or under the saddle and is good in all rings, and if it comes to a show ring he can mako Cantrell himself look like 30 cents. To Explore Brazil. Newport, July 19. Alexander Rice, who is planning to start in the fall for a trip along the Amazon river in Bra zil, will bo accompanied by his wife. The trip, which is expected to occupy several months, will be made upon a yacht that will bo especially prepared for the voyago. After receiving a medal from tho Royal Geographical Society in Lon don, Dr. Rice undertook explorations in tho wilds of Brazil in J907 and 1908, when for a long time it was feared tltat he was lost. On his re turn ha declared that he had reached the headquarters of the Orinoco and had found the source of the Rio Ne gro. Mrs. Rice was formerly Mrs. George D. Wldener,, widow of a Ti tantjc victim. RUSS VICTORY PERILSLEMBERG Teutons in Southern Volhynia Are Driven Across Lipa River in Disorder. QUIET ON WESTERN FRONT Germans Use New Asphyxiat ing Shell in Bloody Con flict With British. London, July 10. While the ad verse weather is compelling a lull in the fighting on the western front, military critics are taking stock of the situation. They are agreeably sur prised by the large captures of heavy armament that Gen. Sir Douglas Haig, the British commander-in-chief, an nounced. The critics point out how the Brit ish attacks have benn pressed with tho greatest rapidity and give the Germans no time to organize formid able defenses. Also, as was evidenced by tho withdrawal of the British from the Foureaux wood, where they had reached the German third line, Gen. Haig wisely resisted the temptation to hold on to that point. It would have incurred severe fighting, with prob ably heavy losses, and Gen. Haig was in favor of a more methodical ad vance. Evidence received from the front, as well as the official map published here, seems to prove that the German second line of defenses was far less strong and elaborate than the first Therefore, the military observers be lieve that the obstacles are likely to be less difficult as the entente allies advance. With regard to the east front Gen, von Lirisingen's retirement across the Lipa is considered by the critics as removing the last serious obstacle to the advance of the .Russians toward Lemberg. There was little fresh news from either front today. Gen. Haig was able to report substantial progress north of Oviliers while the Germans utilized the lull in making an attempt to retrain lost eround at Biaches and Li Maisonnette. Fighting in this re gion continues. Reports from Rome say that the re tirement of the Teutonic allies on the Lipa has caused a panic in Galicia, where towns are being evacuated. BLOODY FIGHT AT LONGUEVAL. With the exception of the region of Longueval and south of the Somme at Biaches, relative calm prevailed on the fighting front in France. The British and Germans are en gaged in a sanguinary conflict in the region of Longueval 'salient to the northwest of Combles. With the clearing of the weather, the Germans the aggressnre here after 'a preliminary bombardment in which ja new asphyxiating gas shell was , usei1, j nrfcTnirp Triin A ! Pk I JMiK(I tJM. uu iixjuv BOY AWAY v u 1 national symbols ot uennany as well Young Houseboy Arrested ag of the United statcs l hayo seIdom For Brutal Crime Against seen. Few have any feathers left to ... speak of, and they were so weak tiiey TaylorsVllIe Woman. j could barely move. Hero is what the "Berliner Tagc- Louisville, July 19. Thoophilus blatt," says of the poor creatures who Allen, negro houseboy not 15 years are being slowly starved to deatli be old, charged with criminally assault- j,ind tho bars of their cages. ingMrs. Charles Hough, aged 60, j "To feed 8,000 animals in war time wife of a well known Taylorsvillo h(m foo(l for liuman beintJS Js c,.ow. merchant and mother-in-law of State j jnc scarccr cvery day is no easy mat Senator W. W. Booles, Sunday morn- t lg (.uito out of tho (,uestjon (0 ing at her homo in Taylorsville, was placed in jail Here for sate Keeping following reports received by officers at Shelbyvilie, where he was first taken, that a mob was forming to lynch the negro. Died In California. Sam V. Amoss, son of Thos. Amoes, of Caldwell county, died L. I at Needles, Cal., Saturday of troubte, aged 32 years. ADVISORY COMMITTEE Is Named by the Campaign Chairman J. Campbell Cantrill. Washington, July 19. -The person nel of the Kentucky Democratic Cam paign Advisory Committee was made public here by Representative J. Campbell Cantrill, chairman of the Kentucky Campaign Committee. His statement follows: "At a meeting of the State Execu tive Campaign Committee held at Frankfort on July 8, 1 was authorized to name a State Campaign Advisory Committee, consisting of three mem bers from the State-at-large and one member from each congressional dis trict. In conformity with the above authorization I hereby name the fol lowing gentlemen as an Advisory Committee: From the State-at-Large Gen. W. B. Haldeman, ex-Gov. James B. Mc Creary, ex-United States Senator Johnson N. Camden. First fVinrrrncsmnal TVcfri'nf Hnn. Henry Lawrence, Cadiz. Second Congressional District Hon. James West, Hopkinsville. Third Congressional District Hon. James Richardson, Glasgow. Fourth Congressional District Hon. Harry Sommers, Elizabethtown. Fifth Congressional District Hon. John H. Buschemeyer, Louisville. Sixth Congressional District Hon. A. E. Stricklett, Covington. Seventh Congressional District Hon. John T. Hinton, Paris. Eighth Congressional District Robert G. Evans, Danville. Ninth Congressional District Hon. M. F. Conley, Louisa. Tenth Congressional District Hon E. E. Hogg, Boonville. Eleventh Congressional District- Lieut. Gov. James D. Black, Barbour ville. BERLIN ZOO HIT BY A FAMINE Food Too Scarce to Be Fed Animals Too Freely. Berlin, July 19. The sight of 10 absolutely meatless weeks which, ac cording to the food dictator, Herr Batocki, are hanging over our heads like a sword of Damocles have not yet come, nor yet have we been re duced to the same straits as were the people of Paris during the siege of 1871, when they were compelled to cat all the inmates of the Paris zoo. But if the authorities do not very soon make up their minds to have the ani mals in the Berlin Zoological Garden slaughtered we shall find very little meat on any of them at tho time when it might become necessary to send them to abbatoirs. In the Berlin zoo the sufferings of ' the poor beasts are obvious Their ' constant roars and howls leave no doubt as to their feelings towards the . wardens. More disreputable looking ' creatures than the birds which are tho national symbols of Germany as well lo theso beasts, My dcar ncrr Lion or Herr Tigor.wc ourselves have j for some tim0 beenforced to get along with sevcrai meatless days a week, an(j js therefore, no more than right that you should do tho same. On these days, therefore, you will in the future get only a sour herring or a few pota- to peelings. "Nor can you expect the serpents heart ; to feel happy when you give a meas ure of lettuce or spinach once a week 'WITHDRAW PERSHING Rodg ers Informs Mexican Government Expedition Is to Be Gradually Moved. APPOINT COMMISSIONERS Carranza Government Desig nates Representatives to Confer With Americans. Mexico City, July 19. James Lynn Rodgers, representative of the Amer ican government, informed the Mexi can secretary of war that the Ameri can expeditionary forces in Mexico would be gradually withdrawn from Mexican territory. Mexican commis sioners have been designated to reach a settlement of the outstanding qdestions in the United States. DOUBLE KILLING. Dawson, Ky., July 19. K. H. Keach, Marshal of Dawson, this after noon shot and killed Dick Rogers and was in turn shot and killed by Mack Logan, who was with Rogers. Keach and Rogers had had trouble before. instead of their usual weekly meal, which has always consisted of a fat rabbit. Animals stand a radical change of diet far less readily than human be ings, and during our recent walks through the zoo we have noticed that the lions and tigers are looking any thing but happy. Iheir Hanks are hollow and their ribs protrude. The elephants are melancholy and are trying in vain to understand why none of the visitors who used to spoil them with buns and cakes now never go near them and why those who do stop to look at them never give them any food. "Five ostriches have diet! and of the 11 giant snakes there are now on ly three left and these look anything but alive. Nearly all the inmates of the aquarium have died." COUNTY BOOKS ALL BALANCE Assistant Inspector Corley Accepts Work; Records Checked Up. F. G. Corley, assistant state inspec tor, has carefully checked up all tho books in the offices of the county olnrk. rnuntv iudrro and circuit clerk ! since 1909 and finds that all balance. j He has given his certificate of approv- nl to all the present officers and writ- ten 'the acceptance of the state dc- partroent across the books. In the case of Walter Radford, former circuit clerk, it was found that Mr. Radford had overpaid about $2. Mr. Corley finished up his work Mon day. The officers who wore checked up were former County Clerk R. T. Stowe and the present County Clerk L. J. Harris, former Circuit Clerk Walter Radford and the present Clerk C. R. Clark, and County Judge Wal ter Knight. Two Cars Jump Track. Two cars of No. 79 freight train on tho L. & N. railroad ran off tho track at McMaha switch, about one mile south of town, this morning at about 4 o'clock. A wrecker was telegraph ed for at Earlington but the trainmen succeeded in getting tho cars back on the switch before the wrecker got on its journey bearing aid. One of the cars was full of mules but none were hurt The train was the fast freight that passes on tho local track, but had just switched and was going 6low at the time of the wreck, which kept off any serious damage. TRIMBLE LOTS ' BRING $10,000 7 i Sale of New Addition Brings! Good Results. The sale of the lots of the S. Y. Trimble addition to Hopkinsville, just outside the city limits, on South Vir ginia street, was held Tuesday morn ing. The addition will be formed in to a court and constitute a suburb to the city, There were thirty-eight lots offered and they brought close to $10,000 for the total. The lots ranged from one to three acres in size. They will have light and water connections. The first lot was bought by Durrett Moore for $700. Mr. Moore an nounced that he would build immedi ately. Music was furnished by Prof. Farmer's band, of Princeton. A Shetland pony was given away and this was won by F. M. Carroll. The sale was conducted by the Newbury Realty and Auction Com pany. This same company will con duct a sale of about two hundred lots on Durrett avenue on August 5. This property is in the negro section. It will be the first time a sale has ev er been held for the colored people of Hopkinsville. The Married Guardsmen. It is right and proper to allow mar ned members of the National guard to return home. It is now generally recognized that it was a mistake to send them off for Mexican service in the first place. The regular army, in recruiting soldiers, makes a practice of rejecting married men, out of def erence to the universal view that posts of danger in the nation's ser vice are for men without families de pendent on them. The same rule ougnt to oe lonoweu as lar as possi ble, in transforming the militia organ izations into federal army units. In case of serious need, of course, there could be no question of the propriety of sending the married men to the front, as was done in our civil war, and is now being done by every bel ligerent in Europe. But there is at present no such emergency. There are plenty of available single men in the United States to perform any duty that seems likely to devolve upon this nation with regard to Mexico. Almost without exception the mar ried men went along with their regi ments without a word of complaint. They feared for their families, many of them left with inadeciuate means of support, but they feared still more the imputation of cowardice or dis loyalty to their country. It isn't fair to force the guardsmen into such a position. And although the difficulty might have been met by congress providing help for guardsmen's fam ilies in all cases where it was not a! ready provided for, it is a simpler and more sensible way to let the married men return home subject, of course, to call if they should be imperatively needed. And it's far I fairer to the guardsmen's wives and children than any make-shift pension or charity system. Owensboro Mes senger. RICHARDSON IS READY tomes rrom California to Join His Regi ment. Jim Richardson, a former nicmbor of tho Princess orchostraand ompioye of the Mogul Wagon Works, who has been working in California, near Los Angelos, with the Southern Pacific railroad, is in tho city to await tho op ening of a recruiting station here for the The Third Reginiont. Mr. Rich ardson is enrolled as trombonist in Third Regiment Band and comes here at the call of his ndjutant to await further orders. Lieut. Alvin Clark will bring a re cruiting detachment hero this week and open up enlistment headquarters. No time religiously spent is ever lost tih BEDS M OPENED Road Commissioners Busy With the Problem of Turnpike Building. ONE FIRM GETS ALL Contract To Montgomery and Perkins at $198,. 620. The Road Commission met Tuesday and opened bids for the buildingnm! rebuilding of 85 miles of statonicL turnpikes on six roads in Clinsthuu county, designated by their county seat titles. There were eight bidders:. Ol" these Montgomery & Perkins, oT San Antonio, Tex., and Martin &.EHI:v of Evansville, bid on all of the roads. The first named firm's combination bid was $198,620, whereas the singla bidders with low bids summed up were $199,197. The Byars Operative & Construction" Co., Adairville, bid on the Dover, Clarksville, Elkton and Princeton roads. Gorrell & Son, of Russellviile-, au the Princeton, Russellviile and Nash- , ville roads. Boyd & Williams, McMmnvifle. Tenn., on the Madisonville road-. Durrett Construction Co., Louis ville, on all except the Madisonvilkr road. Haggard & Son, Winchester, Ky.A on Clarksville, Elkton and Princeton. C. D. McQueary, Adams, Tenn., on Dover, Elkton and Princeton. W. H. Hester and M. G. Moortv J local men, bid on concrete only. The low bid on each road taken separately was: Madisonville, $56, 816; Nashville, $27,557, Clarksville-, $30,365; Princeton, $30,S94; Elkton, $17,350; and Dover, $36,224. The Commission at 4:30 p. m. awarded the contract for all of the roads to .Montgomery & Perkins. These bidders offered to com plete the work in 150 days and bcijin work in 15 days. THE WOMEN ORGANIZE 1 Christian County Health anil Welfare Association Yesterday afternoon representative women of the county met at the Car negie Library and organized the Christian County Health and Welfare" Association. Mrs. Marion Sager, vis iting nurse of the city, was the princi pal promotor of the organization of the association. The association elected Mrs George Kolb temporary chairman and Mrs. C. II. Tandy secretary. On August 18, a public meeting will be held at the Tabernacle, ul which the permanent organic Uiod will take place. Albert Maus, secre tary of tho state tuberculosis cornr a sion, and other experts will d addresses. On this day the w will4 give a dinner, the receipt r : cl which will be used as a fund for rying on a movement for better he 'i in the county. Special attention v. 11 be given to tuberculosis and trachor.n. HAN INJURED. Ed Bronaugh, a middle aged w t. man on tho farm of Ward fLim'.i. caught his foot in a wagon in whth liowas hauling hay Tuesday after noon and was draL'tred for a u tnx - on tho ground, injuring him painfur but not seriously. The bed -tjs blown over by tho wind. Uronauyi was turned out of the wagoa vilti hay. He was starting into a stable Uv escape tho rain. J. J. Bernet. the new nreklcir t.f the Nickel Plate railroad, started' as at blacksmith at Farnham, N. Y. He iab now 42.