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Jin, if wf ' HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1917, VOL 39 Nj3 4 1 k EMTMHU. COMMOII ! Lenlns, Rutsfc's rch traitor, has cs (npd from prkson. 'Kerenskyhas been given another Joteof confidence and told to form a new Russian cabinet. Pittsburgh ico wagon drivers "pick ed" Sunday to go on a strike and Pittsburgh" "saw" no ice cream. There were 17 candidates for jailer on the Democratic primary ballot tn Hopkins county. An agreement will shortly be reach ed between the neutral Powers and the Export Council regarding food shipments under guarantees of their non-export to Germany. Editor Geo. S. Weathers has been appointed captain of the moonlight trsMJ,MfWs of Todd county. He is, going to find it no easy matter to" command a jcompai., oi scuoui ma'ams. There are a dozen doctors nominat ed for seats in the next legislature, and a third of the State yet to be heard from. They ought to be able to take the public, pulse before passing any more fool laws. The final enactment of the adminis fratfnn food bill Is the principal task ahead of congress this week. When this long contested measure is out.of . the way, the senate will be A jjin debate on the $2,006,000,000 war ' fax bill with the leaders hoping tor a vacation recess in September. -77 1 . Wallace Cargiih saW ttt.bc the lead er of a band of objectors to the draft who are hiding In the brush near Rock Springs crossing, was shotand kilied.by.a- poeee 6f ae near Okla homa City. Forty qthers-'werear-restedandthe "rebellion" launder control.- Rvihp, niriter of the War Depart ment increasing tnV Officers' Reserve Corps 30 per cent, Kentucuy s quota forth fiecond military training camp in start Aucust 27 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison MriH be increased 113. The, original quota was 377 and the in crease brings the number to 4au men. "J ou. don't have to go to war to be killed. Forty-two persons, of whom twenty-tour were -children under 16 years of age, were, killed by automo biles during July, according 'to the renort of the National Highway Pro- nrftv made Dublic in New Vnrir r.v. Dpflths from the same wh vj v cause during July last year were 36. , Captain George Guynemer, a lead 4 ing French airman, has brought down his fiftieth German airplane. The French aviator "had been sick in the .hospital in the latter part of July after scoring his forty-sixth, forty-seventh and forty-eighth victories. On July 28 he returned to duty with the fam ous Stork.Squadrilla and on the same day brought'down two machines. Following the disaster at Clay Sat . urday morning, tho strike in the West Kentucky coal fields was called off by the United Mine Workers. It affected Hinderson, Hopkins, Christian, Web t ster and Uaion counties. The notice was effective Sunday. It is up to somebody to explain" the explosion, caused by electric wires being tam ' pered with, according to the latest re ports. Provost Marshal General Crowder has taken steps lo reduce the number of exemptions because of dependent fiilies. Instructions were sent to ' governors of all states pointing out that the minimum pay of soldiers is , , now $30, and that local boards must -, consider whether a man's dependents could not be supported upon that - amount, The instructions say that ' iritis shown a man is in as good a position to support his dependents 'upon 130 pay as ho would be upon , his earnings in civil life, exemption should not be granted. It calls at tention to the fact that a soldier Use all his own personal wants satisfied, ft addition to his pay. COAL MINE JjSASTER At Clay Saturday Morning Causes Death of Probably Forty Men. WIRES TAMPERED WITH Is the Report of the Officials Who Are Making Inves-. tigation. Clay, Ky., Aug. 6. Thirty-one miners aro known to be dead as a result of two explosions in Mine No. 9, of the West Kentucky Coal Co. at Clay.early Saturday morning. Fifteen other men, still in the mine, are be lieved to be dead. Rescue work was rushed steadily throughout Sunday, but only one body was brought up from the scene of the-explosion. The toll of the disaster is certain to be above thirty-fnte.- The company accounts for twenty-two' identified dead, seven unidentified dead were buried here Sunday and between ten and fifteen men are still imprisoned in chamberswmcn gas has prevented the f escuersfronfreaching. Fire which seriously damaged the fan shaft and put the mine's ventilat ing system out of commission, has severely hampered the bureau of mines in its effort to locate the en tombed men. REVISED LIST OF DEAD. Thj coal company issued this re vis! UrM of dead: t Dewey JMcWn, Albert Brown, col oured; "Richard BrSPey, colored; Ed- wad JirpwH, Frs?Ball,,Erwm onicy, jaarsnai juncrryr' coiorea; George Cox, colored; Flem Christian, colored; Ellis Dudley; colored; Geo Curry, colored; Arch Jackson, Tom Neal, colored; Jim Leavell, colored; Ben Langsdon, Major Lang, colored; Cabell Payne, colored; Henry Sacra, Walter Thomas, colored; Charles P. Wallace, mine foreman; Jim Wilson, colored, and L. T. Wallace. G. T. Powell, in charge of the bu reau of mines rescue car from Evans ville, issued this statement relative to the work the rescue crew has accom plished: Rescued, uninjured 73 Rescued, injured 18 Bodies recovered 25 Charles S. Richardson, vice presi dent and general manager of the West Kentucky Coal company, issued the following report last night: Identified dead 22 Unidentified dead 9 Missing. 25 EXPLOSION OCCURRED WHEN CURRENT WAS APPLIED. None of the government men would make a statement of their findings thus far, declaring it is too early to ascertain the cause with any degree of certainty. It became known here, however, that the explosion occurred simultane ously with the switching on of the electric current which operates the nine and shaft machinery. This fact was taken to be particular ly significant and tho belief is preva- I lent here that the explosion had been arranged for tho minute the current was directed through the mine wires. NEW TRUSTEE IS CHOSEN For the Hopkinsville Public School Board. Mr. L. B. Cornette, President of the Tobacco Board of Trade, was on Friday night elected a member of the Public School Board to succeed L. E. Fowler, resigned. The resignation of Miss Emily Bra dn, as a tetcher was accepted and Miss Evi Quarles was-slected as her successor In tha Belmont school, to opn Sept 2. . CAMP AT AYER, MASS., AND ITS View of tho training- camp for the national nnny under construction at Ayer, Mflss., and, at right, Cnpt. Edward Canflcldi Jr., U. S. who Is In charge: of tho building work there SOME CLOSE In the Democratic and Re publican Primary Elec-' tions Saturday.. RIVES WINS FOR SENATOR Smith, Jones, Major, Hopson, Wilson and Jackson Dem ocratic Nominees. Following are the. two tickets nom inated in Chrisian county. Those marked with an asterisk were '.named, without a primary: , -' democratictigket: " Frank Rives, Senator. Dr. J. B. Jackson,, -Representative: Jas. B. Allenswortb, Judge. Ira D. Smith, Attorney. 'Thos. C. Jones, Clerk. E. H. Major, Sheriff. Oscar Wilson, Assessor. R. C. Hopson, Jailer. L. E. Foster.Supt Public-Schools I Dr. S. H. Lovan, Coroaer, REPUBLICAN TICKET. F. L. Hamby, Senator, H. C McGehee, Representative. G. H. Champlin, Judge. Sam T. Fruit Attorney. George B. Powell, Clerk. J. J. Claiborne, Sheriff. Malcolm Lunderman, Coroner. W. A. Nichols, Jailer. No candidate .for Superintendent of Public Schools or Coroner. The Republican Racer. Only four Republican candidates were voted for'in the primary. For County Judge, G. H. Champ lin had an overwheming majority over T. H. Joiner., For County Clerk there was a hot race between Geo. B. Powell and Robt. H. McCarrolL Powell won by 61 votes. 1 W. A. Nichols won for Jailer over .W. T. Gates and M. V. B. Russell, col. In the race for Representative be tween H. C. McGehee and B. F. Fuller, the former won by a small majority. THOS. C. JONES FOR CLERK. FINISHES HKflHsKr BisiillllllH FRANK RTVES FOR SENATOR. ' 3 All fee other nominees were named without having to go into the prima' JBoth'partiM -ieW'afiVikl -primary; wecbowkSaiurday. The 'Democrats voted for Senator aitd six county, of ficers and some, district officers. The Republicans foe only four county officers. On the Democratic side there were some lively ootrtests. In thp triangu lar race for tfce state senatorial nomi nation, Frak Rives carried Christian by 753 and Hopkins by 4 over W. R. Howell. Ira D. Smith was an easy winner over Jno. C. Duffy for county attor ney, carrying every precinct except Lantrip'fi. Thos. C. Jones won over R. T. Stowoffor county clerk by 150, receiv ing 1,325 votes to 1,175. E. H. Major for sheriff defeated W. L. Gore by about 250 majority. In the assessor's race Oscar .Wilson won over Geo. W. McKnight and John L. Thurmond. For jailer R. C. Hopson won in a clpse finish over W. J. McGee, Geo. D. McCord and C. W. Lile. Hopson's plurality is 50. Dr. J. B. Jackson won over Eldon Crutch field for representative. In the Hopkinsville district W. S. Davison was nominated for magis trate over Esq. Jno. M. Morris. NOMINEES FOR MAGISTRATE. Districts. Dem. Rep. 1 T.H.Moore 2 W. S. Davison 3 W. L. Parker 4 Roland Anderson T. H. Major 6 J. R. Torian J. W. Wood 7 D. C. Capps F. W. Bowling 8 R. F. Overton E. W. Woodburn SENATORIAL Vote By Counties In The Sixth District. Christian, Hopktiu. Total Frank Rives .... 1401 1030 2491 W.R.Howell 708 1020 1734 II. A. Robinson... 298 631 929 Rives' majority over Howell is . . 757 F. L. Hamby, Rep., of this county, received the Republican nomination. Ships Taken Over. Tho emergency fleet co-operation has requisitioned all merchant ves rcls or more than 2,500 tons now building in American shipyards. Ex tra forces of men will be put on and work. of finishing the vessels rushed CONSTRUCTOR LEGISLATIVE NOMINEES Factional Fights Were Made In a Number of the Districts. Here is the table of Democratic and Republican nominees for the Legis lature so far as known: Allen A. J. Oliver, R. Anderson H. V. Bell, D. Ballard' and Carlisle B. S. Bailey, D. Barren J. Wood Vance, D. Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry J. T. Boiling, R. Boone W. B. Cropper, D. Bourbon Claude M. Thomas, D, Boyle C. D. Minor, D. Bracken Dr. S. B. Laughliq, D, Brcckenridge "W-iW. Baxter, D.; r 1 -r noy J. isuin, i Caldwell J. H. McConnell, D. Carroll and GallatinW. N. Winn, D. Carter and Elliott Leslie Wells, D. Christian Dr. J. B. Jackson, D.; H. C. McGehee, R. Clinton and Wayne S. C. Dobbs, D. Daviess, City District R. E. Wat kins, D.; James S. Cruse, R. Daviess, County District Griffin Kelly, D. Estill and Powell Clarence Miller, R. Fayette, City District W. F. Klair, D. Fayette, County District Arch L. Hamilton, D.; Dr. German Moiller, R. Fleming S. Lee McGohan, D. Franklin L. B. Hamilton, D. Grant J. M. Elliston, D. Grayson A. R. Witten, D. Green and Taylor J. H. Wade, D.; J. S. Hall, R. Hancock Fred J. AIsop, D. Hardin -M. E. Lee, D. Harrison Lark Garnett, D. . Hart B. L. Copelin, D.; R. T. Smith, R. Henderson J. W. Johnson, D. Henry Richard Radcliffe, D.; G. C. Demaree, R. Hopkins Rev. D. S. Edwards, D. Charles Ashby, R. Jefferson, 44th John Drcscher, D, Jefferson, 45th John B. Rapier, D., (leading); Joe Hudson, R. Jefferson, 4Gth Very close be (Continued on Page 4.) L. E. FOSTER, Superintendent. CANADIANS MAKE 'GAINS Germans Break Into Edge of Hollebeke and Are Hurl ed Out By British. FRENCH WIN IN FLANDERS Tricolor Troops Extend Lines Northwest of Bixchoote; Fleeing Russians Stop. Infantry fighting, although not on an extremely heavy scale, began again in Flanders on Sunday, and in two engagements the Anglo-French troops were victorious. Tho weather moderating, Crown Prince Rupprccht after an all night bombardment, sent his troops against the British positions at Holebeke oh the Ypres canal, be tween Ypres and Warneton, and charging forward on both sides of the canal thn Germans gained a footing in the village of Holobeke. The success was only momentary, however, as the British threw out the Teutons by an immediate counter-attack and took Some prisoners. Other German at tacks in this area also were checked. North of Bixchoote, which lies to the north of Ypres, the French are fol lowing up their successes of last week. The pincers with which the Cana dians are slowly forcing the Germans out of Lens again has been tightened slightly. ThwCanadians consolidated their position, which is within 1,000 yards of. the center of Lens on the western frpnt of the town. South of Arras, German raids" against the Britsh lines on Sunday met with failure. German attacks on the Aisne front hive been, withstood successfully by the French. The Russian politcal situation has r become calmer. Premier Kerensky has withdrawn his resignation, and ' there are continued indications of the strengthening of the morale of the Russian armies on the southwestern front. With all political parties be hind Premier Kerensky in his effort to solify the provisional government, it will be possible for him to carry out stronger measures. The new head of the armies, General Korniloff, also will be able to use more stringent means in keeping the Russian soldiers to their duty. In an offensive operation near Ba ton, east ofj Czernowitz, the Russians have taken more than 500 prisoners and captured three machine guns. Here the operations are virtually on Russian soil, as is the fighting just to the north around Chotin, where the retreat has halted measurably. In Bukowina between the Pruth and Bystritza, however, the Russians aro fleeing before the Austro-Germans, who have taken several more towns. ANNOUNCES FOR COMMISSIONER John W. Richards Enters the Contest For Oct. 20. We are author -"d to announce r JOHN W. RICHARDS as a candidate for City Commissioner in the non-partisan primary election October 20, 1917.