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Published Every Wednesday.
BY the -
Adair County News Company
Democratic newspaper devoted to the interest
of the City of Colombia and the people cf Adair
and adjoining counties.
Entered at the Columbia Post-office as second
class mail matter.
WED. JUNE. 7, 1916
We are authorized to announce that CHARLES
F. MONTGOMERY, of Casey County, is a candi
date to represent the Eighth District in the next
Congress, subject to the Democratic primary to be
held August 5. 1916.
We are authorized to announce HAEVBY
HELM, of Lincoln county, a Democratic candi
date for re-nomination for Congress from the
Eighth district, subject to the August primary.
There will be but little doing
in Congress until after the two
National Conventions have been
held. Congressman Helm has
taken advantage of the lull, and
is now going over the Eighth
district, being a candidate for
Hon. L. T. Neat, of Adair
county, who is the Republican
candidate for Congress, in the
Eighth district, ha3 filed with
the Secretary of State, and his
name will go on the ballot. He
has no opposition from hisside of
the house.
Carranza demands that United
States troops be withdrawn from
Northern Mexico. Word from
Washington is that the troops
will not be withdrawn until the
defacto government demon
strates it can protect United
States border.
To-day Republican clans from
eyery State in the Union are in
Chicago for the purpose of nom
inating a candidate for the Pres
idency. It is believed that the
Roosevelt followers will make
the most noise, but the plum will
be knocked by some other candi
date, probably Hughes, of New
The Courier-Journal's corre
spondent, writing from Chicago
says that the organization lead
ers will aid Roosevelt to defeat
Hughes, whose lead on the first
ballot is conceded, and then use
the Hughes followers to defeat
Roosevelt, making way for a
compromise or a dark horse can
ida te .
Next Wednesday the 14th, the
great army of Democrats, repre'
renting every State in the na
tion, will assemble at St Louis
and will nominate Woodrow Wil
son to succeed himself. His sec
ond campaign will be started
with a united Democracy, the
country in better fix than ever
before known in the history of
the world, no panic, the banks
throughout the country full of
money, the farmers receiving
the higher prices for their pro
ducts than ever before known,
United States at peace with' all
countries, and endeavoring to
bring about tranquility in Europe
and Mexico, how can the leader
of this great nation be defeated?
London, June 3 (J0:45p. m.)
The latest reports from the
British fleet from neutral vessels
which witnessed parts of the
great naval battle in the North
Sea and from survivors cause
the British public to believe that
the engagement was not so near
a defeat as first appeared and in
no wise disastrous. The British
losses, with all the craft engaged
accounted for, were three battle
cruisers, three cruisers and eight
The German Josses are believed
to have been about the same
number of ships, although a
much less aggregated tonnage.
British naval experts maintain
that Great Britian continues to
hold the supremcy of the sea by
a safe margin and that her enor
mous navy could better- afford
the losses it suffered than could
the smaller German establish
ment. The first reports of the
heavy loss of life, unhappily,
have not been revised. Great
Brltian mourns fcr
more than
4,000 of her- best seaman,
the whole nation is oppressed
with sadness, which is reflected
in the faces of all the people of
There were some 6,000 men on
the ships which sank, and only a
few hundred have been saved.
The Jiorrors of modern naval
warfare, far .exceeding those
when wooden ships fought and
continued to float .even when
they ceased to be fighting units,
were realized to their utmost.
From five of the largest ships
which went under with a comple
ment of more than 4,000 men on
ly seven junior officers and a
few seamen were rescued.
There is no such great dispar
ity in losses as'at first appeared
in the Britieh and German re
ports, according to British Ad
miralty officials, who claim that
later reports show that two Ger
man battle cruisers w.ent down,
while a wireless dispatch has
been received from Berlin carry
ing an admission from the laer
man Admiralty that another
German battleship, in addition
to the Pommern was sunk.
Berlin has issued no further
statement regarding the German
losses, which initially were given
as one battleship, two light cruis-
rs and several destroyers.
Berlin, June 1 (via London,
4:51 p. m.). In an attack on Ger
man positions southeast of Dead
Man Hill on the Verdun front,
the French obtained a foothold
in the German first line trenches
over an extent of 400 meters, the
War Office announced to-day.
The French made repeated as
saults on the German lines, but
other than that at the point men
tioned were beaten off with ex
tremely heavy losses.
Paris, June 1 (11:50 a. - m.).
The Germans- were "completely
repulsed in an attack delivered
upon- the French positions at
Dead Man Hill about 8 o'clock
according1 to an official statement
issued by the French War Office.
A violent bombardment contin
ued in this region throughout
the night. An intense artillery
duef is in progress on the east
and west fronts at Douaumont.
,More complete accounts reach
ing here from Verdun show that
the battle which raged from May
27 to May 30 and which ended,
according to a statement of the
French War Office, in a costly
check for the Germans, was the
greatest effort made by the Teu
tonic forces in the whole Verdun
operations. More and heavier
guns and denser masses of troops
were assembled along the three
miles of the French front from
Hill 304 to the Meuse than in
any previous attack.
The French stood firm under
an avalanche of shot and shell
and drove back wave after wave
of a flood of Teutonic infantry.
They only surrendered about 100
yard3 of ground at Little Cau
rettes Wood, where a trench had
been obliterated by the terrific
fire of the German big guns.
According to information given
by prisoners, the German forces
consisted of two fresh brigades
with three companies of pioneers.
The mission of the latter troops
was to work around Cumieres
and reach the ChatancoUrt vil
lage by the road running paral
lel to the railroad. In the mean
time two other regiments were
ordered to creep along the bank
of the 'river and seize the Chat
tancourt railroad station to the
west of the village. Another
brigade was instructed to storm
the woods and hedgerows which
border" Chattancourt to the west,
while olherdetachments,' acting
still farther to the west, were to
support the attack.
In the opinion of French mil
itary critics the result was not
only a costly failure for the Ger
mans, "but a success for the
French such as they have rarely
attained. The Germans suffered
so heavily that they ceased fur
ther attacks, while the French
by a prompt counter attack re
established themselves again
south ot Cumieres and won an
important point of vantage on
the southwestern slope -of Dead
Man Hill.
In Remembrance of "Aunt Sarah."
On the 25th day of May of the
present year the "Reaper of
death" visited the home' of F.W.
Miller, vwho lives in the Eunice
neighborhood, and claimed for
its .victim his mother, Sarah A.
Miller. Early in life she was
married to John Miller, and to
that union was born one child,
the above named son. "Aunt
Sarah," as she was commonly
called, was a kind hearted, affec
tionate lady and lived not for
herself and family alone, but for
the community at large. She
believed in the beauty and
strength of devotion to- home and
its surroundings. No lonely pe
destrians passed heridoor uncom
forted. She gave them' food and
shelter When the "cord that
We have alwavs rlpmnnotMi n j .
p0 that we compete most successfully
with the offerings of any catalogue house. Indeed in most
instances our qualities are far superior and have cost no
more that the inferior kind.
Our store is known as the representative
Carpet and Rug House
Of the State of Kentucky, and visitors to our spacious
salesrooms have always expressed themselves most favor
ably about our stocks and prices.
The ever busy section, housing thousands of yards of
Good Linoleum
with-its towering big values, appeals strongly to the eco
nomical buyer.
Correspondence solicited and promptly answered.
Hubbuch Bros. & Wellendorff, incorporated.
522 &524W. Market St.,
Louisville, Ky.
held the North and South togeth
er was severed by the sword and
the war clouds of that great civil
strife illumined the distant ho
rizon, she gave her husband to
the Union cause, and took alone
the grave responsibility of caring
for her infant son, who wa3 nev
er separated from her during life
except in 1882, who, like the ma
jority of youths, sought to seek
his fortune in the West, but the
thought of mother and home was
beyond his power to resist. He
returned shortly after his de
parture, was met by his mother,
who was weeping, and he as
sured her on that occasion that
he would never give her cause to
weep any more, and that prom
isenever broken was a great
pleasure to both all through life.
Her husband was made a prison
er in the battle of Missionary
Ridge, and died in the Anderson-
ville prison.
In that sacrifiec her hardships
were many, but she acted as a
philosopher and cheerfully ac
cepted the inevitable. She was
78 years old, and during her long
soiourn in life, no one can truth
fully say that she was not a true
type of womanhood, and vas in
possession of all those rare traits
which, combined, constitute a
lady of true worth and character.
Her life was inspiring and should
be a fit background from, which
to point "ideal citizenship."
She was the last of a family of
nine children, all of whom died
in the Christian faith. One by
one the old land marks are being
called away. The Father in his
wise decree has given life and
death, and humanity should not
murmur, but bow iu humble sub
mission for "He works in a mys
terious way his wonders to per
form." The fiat of nature is in
exorable. There is no appeal
from the great law which dooms
us to the dust. We flourish and
fade as the leaves Of the forest,
and the flowers that bloom and
wither in a day have no frailer
hold upon life than themightiest
monarch that ever shook the
earth with his footsteps. We
seldom think of the great event
of death until its shadows cross
our own pathway hiding from
our eyes the faces of those whose
living smile was .the sunlight of
our existence. Irithe beautiful
J. B. JoNTiS
Any kind of Coffin, or Casket made ready to
send out In a few minutes after receivinff
order. No extra charffe for hearse. All kinds of
Robes on hand. Over Cumberland Grocery- Co
' Home Phone 52 A
drama of "Ion" the thought of
immortality so elegantly uttered
by the death devoted Greek,
finds deep responge in every
thoughtful soul, when about to
yield his young life as a sacrifice
to fate his Clemanthe asks if
they shall meet again, to which
he responds: "I have asked that
question of the hills that looked
eternal, of the clear streams that
flow forever, of the stars among
whose fields of azure many raised
spirits have walked in glory.
All were dumb. But when I
,gazeon the living face I feel
that there is something in love
which mantles, which ennobles,
and its beauty cannot forever
perish. We shall meet again
Clemanthe.". This should be a
solace, and each member of the
family of the deceased should re
solve and say, "we shall meet
again Mother."
E. G. Hardwick,
Neatsburg, Ky.
From Missouri.
Lockwood, May 28th, 1916.
Editor News:
I take pleasure to write a -few
lines to The Adair County News,
for the sake of my aunt, Mrs.
Mattie Cabbell. We are having
lots of rain at present. There is
a nice prospect for corn and oats
here, but wheat is not so good.
Several of the farmers say their
wheat will not be worth cutting.
My husband has out 40 acre3 of
oats and about 95 acres of corn.
Both look nice. Say, I wish the
McGaha writer would wake up,
as that was my old home, and I
am always anxious to read, the
news of that place. I guess I will
close and if this escapes the
nraofo noelraV T mill tw?(A awa?
Ljme ,jay. . .-
MrarEmma Harmon.
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