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WMtherfor Kentucky-Tuesday, fair and cold.
Vol.37 No. 148
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Equador has severed diplomatic re
lations with Germany.
Thoy say when you don't llko snow
it is a sign you aro getting old. Oh!
what a lovely snow!
You don't seo quito so many silk
stockings exposed as you did this
time last week.
Two sisters from Lexington, both
widows, went to Jeffersonvillo with
Louisville men younger than them
selves and had a double wedding.
With Christmas only two weeks
off. and real Christmas weather pre
vailing, it is high time to look over
the Kentuckian's advertising columns
and get busy.
Congressman Ttlson, of Connect!
cut, has asked for furloughs for 8,000
New England -soldiers in Southern
camps, allowing them to visit their
homes ten days Christmas.
London, the Socialist, was the only
member of either House of Congress
to vote against the declaration that a
state of war exists with Austria-Hun
gary. The declaration makes alien
enemies of 1.000,000 Hungarians and
Austrians in this country, but many
of them are at heart Americans.
The snow of Saturday morning was
the -deepest fall for several years, be
inzlS (inches on a level. In many
ulaces it was drifted two feet deep
The snow continued to fall with much
wind, until well into the forenoon.
There are now 2,800 Germans held
in the .United States, 2,364 interned
siilors and the rest aliens taken into
custody. Prisoners taken in battle
by Americans could be sent to Amer
ican camps and maintained mucn
cheaper than feeding them in Euro
npnn rnmns with exported food.
There-is a good deal of work they
could be made to do.
Udine, pronounced Oo-de-na, the
Italian town taken by the Germans, is
mnrfi than 3.00D years old, and has
50,000 people. Spinning is its chief
industry. Attila, the Hun, took it in
4R1 nnd Nanoleon was there and
broke the plate there to show how he
would crush Austria. It is an ancient,
untidy place and the Huns will prob
ably burn it when their retreat oc
AH Registrants Not Yet Ac
cepted Will Have To
Sign Them.
Beginning on December 15, the lo
cal exemption board will mail out gov
ernment questionnaries to men sub
ject to selective military service.
Questionnaries will have to be mail
ed out from the local office at the rate
of 125 a day. Mailing will begin on
December 15, and on each succeed
ing day thereafter, for 20 days in
cluding the first day, one-twentieth of
the list will bo mailed, or 5 per cent.
The mailing of questionnaries will ac
cordingly occupy 20 days' time.
Men already in the service will not
receive questionnaries. They will be
sent only to those registrants for the
draft who have not yet been inducted
Into military service, whether they
have heretofore been examined, and
rejected, or exempted.
Paducah To Can.
The tomato and vegetable canning
factory which will be erected here by
the Paducah Vinegar Works, accord
ing to an announcement made yester
day by President R. W. McKinney;
will be. one of the largest and moat
modern canneries in the state. The
new cannery will employ about 200
people. The local company will ex
pend 120,000 for machinery alone, In
putting up the factory. The plant will
have a capacity in output of 36,000
, cans of tomatoes In 10 hours,
Ant AniiLo I LU
Mont Blanc Captain and Pilot
Detained and Bad Navi
gation Charged.
Deluge of Rain Follows Blast
Fire and Blizzard Adds
Still Greater Horror
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 10,-No official
attempt was made hero to-day to
check up or revise the long' list of
dead and injured resulting from last
Thursday morning's disaster when a
munitions ship cargo exploded in the
The morgue officials held to their
estimate of 4,000 dead, but other ob
servers said that estimate was too
great by half.
Tho admiralty court to determine
responsibility for 1he collision of the
vesels that caused the explosion will
open its hearings tomorrow. To-day
the survivors of the Norwegian
steamer Imo, which rammed the
Mont Blanc, laden with munitions,
were arrested and Captain Lamedoc
and pilot Mackay of the munitions
ship also were ordered detained as
A joint appeal by the mayors of
Halifax-and Dartmouth was made to
the Canadian public to-day for money
tor tne reiier oi tno pomeiess ana me
reconstruction of that part of the city
which is In ruins. It was said that
between $20,000,000 and $35,000,000
would be required.
A heavy rainstorm interrupted the
systematic search for bodies, but by
night 95 additional bodies had been
placed in the morgue. Several deaths
occurred among the injured.
The task confronting the relief
committees seemed almost hopeless,
but later in the day the skies cleared
and cheering word came from tho
physicians in charge of the tents in
which 600 of the homeless had found
shelter. The tents had withstood
the storm and the occupants were as
comfortable as could be expected.
A Hopkinsville Boy, Passes
.the Illinois Bar Exam
ination. Oarl M. Johnson, son of Wm. M.
Johnson, of this city, has passed bar
examination and is now entitled to
practice in all branches of all the
courts of Illinois. Mr. Johnson went
to Chicago a few years ago as an in
valid to undergo an operation by his
brother, Dr. Warren Johnson, which
would bring him back to his natural
self. During his period of illness in
the hospital the thought of the study
of law appealed to him, and when he
became well enough ho entered the
law school and graduated from same
last spring. While studying he was
employed with tho City Club of Chi
cago, where he remained till his
course was completed. He passed
the examination without a hitch and is
debating whether ho will practico in
Chicago or take tho Kentucky board.
However, wo know that wherever
his shingle may hang his success goes
with it, because ho has shown his
ability to reach the nighest level thus
far, and we know his many friends
of Hopkinsville aro with us in wish
ing him continued success.
Martin Taken to Penitentiary;
Paducah, Ky., Dec, 8. Lube Mar
tin, colored, convicted of the murder
of Guthrie Diuguld at Murray, Ky.,
in 1016, and who was almost lynched
was removed from tho McCracken
county jail Wednesday and taken to
the Eddyville penitentiary. He is
sentenced to die in the electric chair.
The court of appeals has announced
no decision in Martin's appeal for a
new trial
Baptists of Kentucky Plan a
Big Campaign For
Louisville, Dec 10. Tho Baptist
State Mission Board, in session here
last week, approved plans for a $250,
000 Baptist sanitorium to be erected
in Louisville and authorized a State
wide whirlwind campaign for raising
The board, after accepting the res
ignation of N. T. Barnesjfc'cretary of
tho state B. Y. P. U.,(isclined to
adopt the plan of rctren
1 tent and
authorized the various dc
ents to
plan for larger fields of a
y dur-
ing tho coming year.
The board approved the appoint
ment of Dr. O. E. Bryan as corres
ponding secretary, succeeding Dr. W.
D. Powell, who has the position for
the last ten years.
Young Printer Lately Return
ed From Florida, Died
Saturday Night.
Idelle Crute, a young man who was
for several years a printer in the
Kentuckian office, died at the home
of his parents in Cadiz Saturday night
He recently returned from Palm
Beach, Fla., where he worked
at his trade last year and was in such
poor health that he went to his home
at Cadiz. He was in this city a few
weeks ago and was hopeful, but ap:
parently still growing weaker. The
details of his death have not been re
ceived. He was 20 years old and a
member of the Methodist church.
Jolly For John.
Big-bodied, big-brained and big
hearted John Feland, of Hopkins
ville, has been prominent in the trials
of cases at this term, and has been "a
steady visitor in our midst," and a
guest of tho Jefferson Davis Inn. He
has met with gratifying success in the
conduct of his cases, and his speech
as one of the attorneys for the prose
cution in the Latham case was a gem
of eloquence and deeply impressive.
He has scores of friends in Todd
county, Democrats and Republicans
alike, who wish him the fullest meas
ure of success in the practice of his
profession. Elkton Times.
Soldier Loses Fingers.
Rufus Speed, an Adair county sol
dier, whoso station is at Camp Shel
by, Miss., had two fingers cut oif
while trimming vines. He had arriv
ed home on a furlough Saturday.
Mrs. C. N. Fox and litt'e daughter,
Nancy Lee, of Nashville, TennJ, are
visiting in the city.
Lieut. Wm. Warfield will leave to
day for Fort Douglas, Arizona, after
a ten days' leave spent with relatives
Mrs; Lille Price Smith, of Atlanta,
is vieiting her sister, Mrs. George S.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Samuel, of Coi-
cago, are visiting Mr. H. M. Frankel's
John P. Thomas is at hope until
after the holidays.
L. A. Tuggle s already hero to cel
ebrate Christmas.
' Mrs. Kate Starling Breathitt, af
Winona Lake, Ind., has arrived to
spend tho winter with relatives.
New Landlord at Guthrie.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Baker, former
ly of Elkton, and who for the past
few years have been engaged in the
hotel business at Decbard, Tenn.,
have moved to Guthrie to reside, Mr.
Baker having been seleted by the
Crescent News & Hotel Co., of New
Orleans, as manager of the Hotel
Guthrie to succeed II. C. Hill, who
has resigned and will engage in farm
ing near Houston, Texas,
Radicals In Saddle at Russian
Capital Declare There Will
Be No Mediation.
Uprising Richly Financed By
Bourgeoisie and Constitu
tional Democrats.
The long expected civil war in Rus
sia apparently has come. Gen. Kale
dines, the leader of the Don Cos
sacks, reported by Gen. Korniloff,
former cummander-in-chief of the
Russian forces, is declared in an of
ficial communication issued by the
Bolsheviki government to have raised
the standard of revolt in the Don Cos
sack region against the people and the
As a counter to the movement the
Bolsheviki government has ordered
its troops and followers immediately
to set to work to put down the upris
ing, forbidding even attempt at medi
No details of the uprising are as yet
to hand, but the proclamation of the
Bolsheviki government asserts that
the constitutional democrats and the
bourgeoisie are aiding the movement
against the Leninite faction. The Don
Cossacks of whom Kalcdines is the
leader, are famous as dashing fight
ers and in choosing Korniliff as his
right hand man, Kaledines obtains a
military man of unquestionable abili
Of equal interest in the world war
is the brilliant stand the Italians have
made in keeping the push of the Aus
tro-German forces from theAsiago
plateau region to the plains of north
em Italy. Although the enemy had
bent back the line of the defenders to
the point where it seemed it must
eive way under the press of over
whelming numbers of men and guns,
the Italians, reinforced by the ful1
strength of the British and French
.troops rushed to the front, have
stemmed the tide of on onslaught and
for the moment at least brought the
fighting to a pause.
Their infantry and shock troops
balked, the Austrian and German
guns are still heavily bombarding va
rious points along the front between
the Piave and Bronta rivers, but they
are being answered almost shot for
shot by the cannon of the allies.
Some people were made to be sol
But the Irish were made to be cops;
Sauerkraut was made for the Ger
mans, And spaghetti was made for the
. wops.
Fish were made to drink water,
And bums were made to drink
Banks were made for money,
And money was made for Jows.
Everything was made for something:
Most everything but the miser.
Mr. Wilson was made to be president,
But who in tho h made the Kaiser?
Complete the Course.
Among the officers and men who
graduated in certain work at Camp
Taylor aro two Hopkinsville boys:
W. T. Radford, Capt. 336th Infant-
Lieut. E. J. Melton, 15th P. T. Bn.
Net To The "Big One"
Tho deepest snow in this latitude
within the memory of "the oldest in
habitant" was Feb. 2, 1886, 26 inches,
The last "big snow" was Feb 17. 1910
when it was about 11 Inches. Taw
one Is 2 inches deeper and is the
greatest single snowfall in 30 years.
Mrs. Ira F. Ellis, One of the
City's Oldest Women,
Buried Saturday.
Mrs Eunice Elizabeth Ellis, widow
of the late Ira F. Ellis, whose funeral
occurred Saturday, was one of the
very oldest persons in Hopkinsville.
She was born in Charleston, West
Virginia, Mirch 15, 1824, and'wa3 not
much short of 94 years of age. She
was married to Mr. Ellis Oct. 9, 1850,
and they lived happily together until
1916, a period of 06 years. Nearly
all of this time they lived in this city,
at their home on Campbell street, un
til a few years ago, when they moved
to their late home on Fourteenth and
Coleman streets. They left no chil
dren of their own; but many years
ago they adopted an orphan girl who
took their name and was known as
Madge Ellis. She became the wife of
the late Edward F. Morris and sur
vives her foster parents. Other rela
tives were her nephews, Ira Fletcher
Campbell, of Louisville; John E.
Campbell, and Dr. Ellis Kinkead.
Mrs. Ellis was a lifelong member of
the Methodist church and was one of
the most devoted Christians. Until
prevented by her great age, she was
one of the most active and working
members of her church in all worthy i
and charitable movements.
Funeral services were held at the
residence Saturday morning and the
remains of the saintly and venerable
woman were laid beside thoso of her
husband in Riverside Cemetery.
Terrible Weather Conditiozs
During the Bringing of
Body to Town.
The burial of Mr. Robert H. Kelly,
who died near Pembroke Friday,
took place Saturday under the most
i trying weather conditions. Mr. Kelly
died at the home of his nephew,
Frank C. Kelly, with whom he had
long made his home, about ten miles
from town. Ho was 73 years of age,
having been born ia this county July
18, 1844. He was unmarried and a
member of the Lester Memorial Pres
byterian church, near his home. Ho
is survived by his brothers, Albert
Kelly, of New Orleans, and J. II.
Kelly, of Bayjic, La., and three sis
ters, Mrs. J. A. Gunn, Mrs. flattie
McKeeand Miss Francis Kelly, of
this city.
Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock
Bailey Waller, of tho Waller & Trico
Co., went to the Kelly homo to bring
the body to this city for interment.
i ne return trip wim tne neavy cas
ket proved so difficult that the horses
hitched to the hearse gave out near
the residence of Mr. Rhea and sever
al autos in the funeral procession be
came disabled in the snow, which was
more than a foot deep. Mr. Waller
left hjs driver on tho seat and waded
through the deep snow to Mr. Rhea's,
but he was not at home and thero
were no mules at hand to be secured.
After making ineffectual attempts
over the phone to hire some mules
in the neighborhood, he called Mr. J.
II. Cate, who was found, and, after
considerable delay, was able to send
his auto truck out to tho scene, three
miles from town, and hauled tho
hearso to the bridgo and.fresh horses
were thero secured and tho cortege
reached the cemetery at 4:40 o'clock
in tho worst spell of weather for
City Swept by Severest Bliz
zard Since 1901, Mer
cury then to 14.
Stinging Wind Blew 45 Miles
at Hghest and but
Dared Eace It.
An icy temperature again hovered
over Hopkinsville yesternay.
A second blizzard followed that of
Friday night. The city was swept by
a biting, stinging wind from the south
west that blew 44 miles an hour at its
highest. More snow fell.
The government mercury fell to 12
degrees below zero Sunday morning
and 13 below yesterday.
The mercury slowly crawled up to
10 above at 2 p. m., the highest for
the day.
The snow is a foot or more deep
and no whoiesale attempts have been
made yet to crean the sidewalks.
Sunday was not a day for labor and
the snow is now frozen to the ground.
Little hope is held out for better
weather for three or four days.
It is the lowest temperature since
1901, when the record was 14 below.
At the December Meeting
of the Athenaeum-Two
Splendid Papers.
The Athenaeum meeting Thursday
night was more largely attended than
anyjmeeting for a long time. Of the
29 members, 25 were present. The
only vacancy was filled by electing
Dr. T. W. Blakey, a former1 metnbef.
The program consisted of two
splendid papers on widely different
Jas. A. McKenzie discussed "Opi
um" as a commercial and scientific
drug and G. C. Koffman told of "The
Social Value of History" in a very ablo'
literary article of the most interesting
character. The papers provoked a
lengthy dio-cussion.
Those present were: A. H. Eck
les, John Stites, H. W. Linton, J. A.
McKenzie, G. C. Koffman, E. L.
Weathers, C. E. Woodard, L. E. Fos
ter, Geo. E. Gary, Chas. M. Meacham,
F. M. Stites. Austin HpII S p ivhii.
C M. Thompson, J. W. Downe
Frank Rives, L. II. Davis, Ira L.
Smilh, T. C. Underwood, T. W. Per
kins, W. O. Soyars, R. L. Woodaid.
The absentees were S. Y. Trim!Y.
I w- Fowler, A. II,
Clark and T. J.
If you are rejoicing read tho
chapter of the Philippians.
If you have tho blues, read the
twenty-seventh Psalm.
it people seem unkind, read
fifteenth chapter of John.
If you're all out of sorts, read
twelfth chapter of Hebrews.
. .....
u your pocKetoook is emntv
uio unriy-seventn Psalm.
If you are hungry, read tho sixth
chapter of John.
If you aro discouraged about your
work, read Psalm cxxvl.
If you are losing confidence in men,
read the thirteenth chapter of
Corinthians I.
If you can't have your own way in
everything.keep silest and read the
third chapter of James.
u you nave backslidden, read the
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