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CKIAN SVILLE ill! HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1918. VoL 40. No. 29 Weather for Kentucky Thursday, much colder. MIOSIM. CKffl JUST A NEWSPAPER CUT. (By "Chink Richmond.) I m a man push hl way through the lines Of ops whera the work of tha "Are ftend" shines. "The chief!" I Inquired, but a fire c man replies: "Ge, no. Why, thaft oaa of thoaa newspaper guya-" I aaa a man walk through tha door of a show, Wbera great throngs ara blocked oy tha signs "S. R. O." "la thia man tha star that no ticket buya?" . .w '"Star, nothing. of tnoM newspaper guya." I see a man start on a trail of a Ha acorns tha police but ha brings him to book. "Sherlock Ilolmeer I inquire. Soma- "Sherlock hell No, he's one of those newspaper gnysi I see a man ait in a seat of the great. And they ask his advice upon matters ofaUte. "A diplomat surely" but, to my They tell ma he'a one of thoso news- .... wsW ffTIVt " And aoma day I will etand by the great gates or goia , And see m man pass through un nwmA and kola. "A Saintr 111 ask, and PetcrMl re- ply: "No, he's only a plain, honest news paper guy. Japan has promised to get busy and that means a gTeai uei. Senator James, who has been ill jfo weeks, will be able to resume his worn n tw. tut of killed and wound ed- at Toul March 1, eontaina among the slightly wounded Clarence Hill, of Middlesboro, Ky. The Wisconsin Legislature la about to fail in an effort to pass reso lution censuring Senator Lrouen . A vote will hardly be reached. ' -.. nmrfv I developing in Rua- aial that may force the resignations of Lenine and Trotsky, who aigned the humiliating peace witn Kussia. tk. nl adjournment of the Leg ' ui.tnr. will take place on the night "of March 20. Two sessions are now being held daily. It ia by no mean certain that the'eongress of Soviets at Moscow . March 12 will ratify the peace by whicn tfussia is w n.. j ... - . thin a "piece oi termor vbi Germany. Miss Beulah Lambert, daughter of ' the former mayor of Owenaboro, is " now a graduated aviatrix from the t Curtia Aerial School at Buffalo. She ) it the first Kentucky girl to attain this honor. Once more the women voters have helped the President by breaking the tie in tha House and giving the Democrata control. Their votes elected Democrats to fill four vacan ' ciea in New York city districts. That well-informed newspaper t man Harry Sommera, of the Elisa bethtown News, doea the state of MonUna the injustice of saying it is represented by Senator Chamber lain. Oregon is responsible for him. The trial of MaJ. Milton Board, v accused of neglecting a soldier at Camp Zachary Taylor, who luter died, was postponed Tuesday until - C,.jrsday that important witnesses may testify. Twenty-nlna young womea speak 's ing both French and English hava been recruited for telephone oper ators in Franca in connection with s tha Signal Corps. They will aail in tha near future. Germans captured by Americans ' gave a good deal of information and ' admitted that Germany would in tha end lose. They said they did not I tvant to fight but had to and that 4hey were glad to be prisoners in the handa of tha Americana, as they . believed they would be treated welL Tha two housea of Congress have split the difference on tie railroad control bill. A tentative agree ment ta limit Government control of railroads to twenty-one months after peace ia declared, instead of m two years, as proposed by the House j and eighteen months by the senate, ' ws reached. BUS ESS BOOS Farmers Carrying Home Fat Checks For Tobacco Sold Banks Get Deposits. . ENJOYING LARGE TRADE Bayers Riding In Country Looking For Special Types. Yesterday was tha biggest tobac co sale of tha aeaaon on the Hopkina ville market. Tha exact figures were not obtainable at the time of going to presa but those who are best able to judge estimated yesterday's sales as amounting to over a half million pounds. Most of the loose floors worked lata into tha night Thursday unloading tha wagona that were packed in long rows waiting their turn. Prices still rule strong, especially on the better gradei . The poorer grades have not ruled so strong the past few days. Indications are that a better grade of t"bacco ia being offered now than at any time this season The higher prices are due partly to this fact However, pricea have advanced $1.60 to $2.00 dur ing the past three weeks. A considerable quantity of wet and damaged tobacco continuea to be offered for 'sale and in every in stance tobacco in thia condition brings from $1.00 to $3.00 Ives than if it were in a well ordered state. In Addition to the loose floor sales a large force of buyers are riding in the country and offering good prices for crops particularly suited to their trade. Since no tobacco is being handled thia year at Cae" a:d Elkton and but little at I' eeton, Hopkinsville should be able vandle at least for ty milliona of pounds this season, Thia will make Hopkinsville a mark et second to none in the state. Notwithstanding the fact the farmer haa to pay higher pricea for the gooda be buys he ia enjoying to-day opportunity as never before, Everything he has to sell brings a high price. He ia able to grow on the farm practically everything for his table and, unlike his city broth er, is not compelled to purchase second-hand all the necessaries of life. Palmy days for the farmer are these. WOMEN ELECT DEMOCRATS IN FOUR DISTRICTS IN GREAT ER NEW YORK 3J.318 WOMEN VOTE FOR CONGRESSMEN. New York, March t. Control of the house of representatives was re gained by the democrats Tuesday when they elected their candidutes from four districts in Greater New York at specials elections called to choose successors to four members of that party who had resigned their seata in congress. New York women had their first chance to vote since they won the right at the polls hut November. It was significant thin they cast 31,318 votes out of a total of 78,132 In the four districts. They voted eurly, seemed to hiive niudo up their minds what they were going to do before they riAtohed the poll, and they asked few "foolish" ques tions. The successful cundidutes were: Seventh district Kings county, John J. Deluney, t., succeed John J. Fitzgerald. Eighth district Kint county, William E. Cleary, to succeed Daniel J. Cnflin. Twenty-first district New York county, Jerome F. Donovan, to suc ceed Murray Hulbert. Twenty-second district New York and Bronx counties, Anthoisy J. Griffin, to succeed Henry Bruckner. CASUALTIES MONDAY. Gen. Pershing reported to tha War Department Monday tha namea of the Lieutenant and nine privates killed in action: of a Captain, a Lieutenant and eleven men severely wodnded and 10 men slightly wound ed, all on Msrch 1, tha day of German assault on an American trench sector. I'he namea of a Lieutenant and four men killed the same day previously had been re ported. The only Kentuckian in the list was John L. Cray, of Drum, Ky., who waa severely wouuded. RED CROSS LINER FLORIZEL WRECKED ON REEFS OFF CAPE RACE m r. Korty-f.-ur survivor, all who wen- liner Floriae "Vhlrh itruc, a reef north h Zro, which The FlorlM Is shown here ns an Ice PATRIOTIC FAREWELL CRACEY BOY IN THE ARMY WRITES LETTER ON START- ING "OVER THERE." Frank Summers, t Gracey boy j On Saturday March 2, the trustees with the army, writes this patriotic of each of the eight educational di letter to one of his boy friends: visions met in the office of Supt. Co. A, 9th Battalion, 20th Engl- Foster and organized by electing a neer, Washington, D. C, Mar. 1, chairman and secretary. These di 1918. vision boards have the selection of Mv Dear Pal: all teachera of rural schools except Well. I guess wa are separated . ... for the last time, as i am wruing m say good bye before I take my de parture to the other side of the pond, to uphold the stars and stripes and protect the women and folks at home. Well Pal, I have to say ta-ta. Be a man where ever your lot may fall, I know not what will take place in the U. S. after I am gone, but as for my part I chose to be a man not afraid to do for my country and parents. I know not what my lot will be in the war, but if it'a to die to keep a Government like we have I am willing, but I had rather be dead than be under a Monarch's rule under the kaiser. Tell everybody "hello" and my re cards with my usuul smile and hup- py-go-lucky disposition. Tell 1 say, all things in he courtship line are at an end as far as I nm con cerned, that she whs the last one of my girls. Write me to the same address. It will be forwarded to me. Toll ull the boys to drop me a line. P. S. You do not want to say I am leaving as it means trouble for me if you do. I am now making 5 cents a duy when 1 used to make from $3.50 to 18.20 a day, but now I am happier to know I have a cause and a country worth white to tight for. Don't forget that I am always your friend. FRANK SUMMERS. &&&&&& ' FOLLOWING IKE FLAG. The Lluahcthtown High School hui raised a service flag containing 70 stars, two Joi Majors an I 13 for Lieutenants. Edward Breathitt, son of Juvlge James Breathitt, has aucceiwf ully a.-Mcl his examination for admission to the navy and lias taken the oath. This was done at Indianapolis. He has now returned to Evansville, where he is at work. He will report for duty whenever he is ordered to do so. Raymond Magruw, son of Dr. N. C. Magraw, formerly of this county, but now ef Cadis, ia critically ill of pneumonia at Camp Taylor, both lungs being affected. 11 is paresis were informed by wire of hia condi tion and they are now with bun. A telegram Tuesday stated that he was much jyorse. Young Magraw volunteered for army service some time ago and wca sent to Camp Tay lor. . . . DAIRY ASSOCIATION. Tha Christian County Dairy As sociation will meet at the II. B. M. A. room at 10:30 a. m. to-morrow, far impcrtant business. K. C. GARY, Treat. ' - ' ... l-ft ..f the ship company or 130. were taken from this Ill-fated Ited Cross of Cape Hare. N. i during a terrtnc bllziard. The mnrleora were taken was aent by th government to the ene with .portal 11vesnrtng appar.ti-. breaker In ew lorK narnor. BOARD OF EDUCATION SELECTED FOR CHRISTIAN CO. AT MEETINGS LAST SATURDAY. , the county high schools. . v:u -1 I. Teachers of county high schools are elected by the County Board of Education Tha chairman of the eight educa tional divisions with the county sup erintendent constitute the County Board and the persmnel of the Board will be as follows: Chairman Supt. L. E. Foster. Division No. 1 W. F. Lacey (holdover.) Division No. 2 J. T. Smithson. Division No. 3 J. C. Johnson. Division No. 4 Lee Witty. Division No. 5 R. H. McGaughey Division No. 6 J. O. Stegar. Division No. 8 Edgar Harned. TWO PAPERS AT THE ATHENAEUM MESSRS. WEATHERS AND FOS TER ARE ON THE PRO CRAM. The March meeting of the Athen aeum will be held frj-night at Hotel Latham with two papers. Mr. Ed L. Weathers will write on "Our Is land Possessions." Prof. L. E. Foster's subject will be "Kentucky In Rhyme." He is substituting for President A. H. Eckles. BRIDEGROOM IS KILLED A YOUNG BRAKEMAN MI El 3 DEATH UNDF.P A TRAIN AT NORTON VILLC. Olit Smith, an L. A X. brakemau, fell under a car while doing some switching at Nortorwille Suturday and was instantly killed. Smith's home was in Gallatin, Tcnn. He waa 23 years old and is survived by his wife, whom ha married only about a month -ago. Tha remains were taken to Gallatin for interment BASKET BALL, The High School Aluu.ui basket ball team will meet the fast Madi' onville Y. M. C. A. team Friday night at the Belmont Gymnasium floor. This game ia expected to be the fastest of tha season. Both teams are composed oi lormcr lligli dciiool and college athletes. Tho Alumni team will line up as follows: P. Roberta L. F. G. Injrsley R. K. K. Ashby C. J. Thompson L. G. J. Randle R. G. Kefcree "D" Kintf will call the gama al a o clock. Admission 25c. , ' Ji : W -V ' PURE BLOOD RUNS HIGH REGISTERED CATTLE AND HOGS SOLD MONDAY FOR GOOD PRICES. A big crowd was in town last Monday. There were several reasons for this. It was Cunty Court day and fair weather. The meeting of the District Agricultural Board was in session here and State Food Administrator Fred M. Sackett was here for three lectures. But the main attraction for tbe farmers was the public sales of registered Jersey cattle by Atkins Bros., and register ed Duroc hogs by J. U. Campbell Atkins Bros.' sale was held at 10 a. m. on' the open Jot in the rear of the Police Station. J. E. Cliborne auctioneered the sale and did f.ne work. Mr. C. R. Atkins reports that Drices were satisfactory and everybody is well pleased. The fol lowing are average prices: 16 Registered cows witn first calf. average $135 each. 12 Grade heifers with first caif. average iU eacn. It! Registered and Grade yearl ing calves, $72 each The big Duroc sale hel I by J. U. Campbell at Dr Isboll'a stable was success in every particular. le- siiles a large attendance of local people many of the lea ling htur rais er of Kentucky, Tennessee an I In- liana were nttracted here. These visitors proved acti"e bidders and willing buyers. The prices ranged from to $!ilO and the average fur -15 hogs soi l was $ 134. In addition to crying the sale of this herd, Col. Igiehart made a great patriotic address preceding the open ing of the sale. TAX BOARD IN SESSION STATE BODY HOPES TO ACCOM PUSH TASK IN TEN DAYS. Frankfort, Ky., March i Hear ings began Monday moniin on tin .uiial property uases.-'iteMs lufi'ie tne Mate lax coiiiiii-i:-i..n, w li.cn c. piits to conclude in aSoiit t.-u d.i.s w! at tj, old St;te It '..id of K.;ua!. .atiin required iIO d:vs to !j. Mates assignc 1 are : Meiiday, March 4 Fayette, Han cock, Nicholas, Boyle, Cumberland, Washington, Russell, Grant, Laurel, Calloway and Oldham counties. TuesJay, Musch 5-Bourbon, Mar tin, Gallatin, -Johnson, Christian, Spencer, Adair, Floyd, Leslie, Butler, Larue, Whitley, Pendleten and L'n ion. Wednesday, March ft Clay, T ler, Wayne, Franklin, Todd, flarra Casey, Jacksou, Henry, Nvlson, Scott, Clark, Fulton, Hickman and Lyon. Thursday, Maruti 7 Robertson, Campbell, Metcalfe. Hopkins, Harri son. Trimble. Davievs, Warren, Madi son, Barren, Knot, Boone, Knox and Simpson. Friday, March Jessamine, Bracken, Carroll, Marshall. Marion, Kof kcastle, Woodford and Kenton. REFERENDUM RECOMMENDED. It is recommended to tha New York Senate that a referendum be taken instead of ratifying tha Fe ' eral prohi&uon amendment. AMERICANS AGAIN REPULSE Germans Start ITronblc la Fall of Snow But Quick ly Put to Flight. SAMMIES TAKE PRISONERS Several American Heroes Are Decorated With Crosses of Honor. With bad weather prevailing, there has been some more raiding. The Germans in Lorraine again at tacked the American troops and met with defeat. Notwithstanding the heavy snow and the previous re pulses they had met with i.. their effort to penetrate the American positions, the enemy Monday night in th Toul sector esnyed a sur prise attack in considerable force The American gunners and rifle n-.ea were quickly after them, however, and they were forced to bent a hnsty retreat to the trenches. Later the Americans themselves ;n the same region took the initiative, .ind, sallying forth as a raiding unit, penetrated German positions and brought back a number of prisoners. Bad weather generally prevails along the entire western front but nevertheless the Americana have air.iin raided enemy positions near Warm-ten, which lie to the south west of Yprts, taking more prisoners and several machine guns. This was the second venture of the kind on the part of the Australitns in as many days in which the enemy losses have been fairly high. The Germans, aftr having heavily bombarded the Britifh lines west of Lens, launched an attack but the British easily repulsed it, inflicting heavy casualties on the Teutons and taking a number of prisoners. As in Frnnce and Belgium, the weather conditions in the Aus'ro- Italian front also are extremely bad with snowstorms in the mountains and heavy rains in the plains. Dur ing breaks in the storm, however, patrol parties have been active in the mountain region and artillery luels of considerable violence also have taken place on various fectors. Americans Win Crosses. It is now permissible t give the names oi tlie oHiccrs an I men ilec orated by Premier Cleiacnceau. They are : Lieut. Joseph Canby, Brooklvn. N Y. Lieut. William Coleman, Charles ton, South Carolina. , Sergeant Patrick Walsh. " Sergeant William Norton. " - Private ("Buddy") Pittman, Brooklyn, N. Y. Private Alvin Smiley, St. Louis. The MTge.iM'i have been in the the army iiutny years. Both the privates distinguished themselves by running through a bar rage laid down by the Germans dur ing the raid and delivering messages. Two artillery officers, ('apt. Holt zend'.irtf, whose home is in lieorj. and I.uut. Green, will receive I French wrr cross. They were wou i ' ed by shell (ire. I. 'U's. Canby mid Coleman v. ii iiitj .'o Man's Land in d.n. "i I each took a German pn.- .. :. "ergi int Norton killed a iin i I c.i :. .: : nt an I two ' li. i -:n challenged by the l.ei.icna ' ' l-,i e his dugout an I ! I o ineii light.ng. Sci-v';.ni Wai.-... . -in command of a detaihmert :i fi"i nt of the wire wiu-n h.s c.; i was killed an I continue. I the ' OUR HUN PRISONERS. Already there are approximately 3,500 German prisoners in the Unit ed Sutea. They are not captive in battle. They have never seen tha trenches, but a portion of tbem wirj active participants in tha war a ollWers and seamen. - Hot Springs. in the mountains of North Carolina, waa selected as an internment camp for the interned seamen. It lies far froci the sea and nestles ia the midst of mountain ranges in western North Carolina. For yeaos it waa a medicinal resort patronized by southern people. It ia almost sir rounded by the French Broad riv.r. it posses a great hotel capable cf accommodating 400 or 600 people and open spaces for tha building of Darracka. otner war prisoner ar interned at Fort Mcl'herson ami Fort Oglethorp, Ca., whera eantonmem have been erected iiriikr to those oc cupied by troops.