THfl ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
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Kill the RATS now before your Corn is
gathered and Save Enough to pay your
Bytheway, THE JEFFRIES HARDWARE
STORE needs what you owe them now.
The Regular Line from Columbia to Campbellsville is
owned and operated by W. E. Noe. He has in his
employe safe and reliable drivers.
Transportation can be had at any hour at reasonable rates.
W. E. NOE, Columbia, Ky.
G. B. REED
FIRE AND LIFE
"The Service Agency.
The Adair County News $1.00
No Politics in the War.
The New York World says
that, "so far as the war is con
cerned, we are getting along
with less politics in the United
States today than any of the
other belligerents, ally or enemy.
This happy condition may not
continue with a nation smarting
under heavy casualty lists and
shortage in the necessities of
life, but it is true today that at j
no capital of a nation at war is
there as much unity, and as little
dissension as at Washington.
The recent French cabinet
crisis, in which the Painleve
Government was overthrown,
-was the result of incidentail and
comparatively trivial causes. It
had nothing to do with the con
duct of the war or the attitude
of the French people toward the
vital issues of the conflict.
Lloyd George's seat as Prime
Minister of England was threat
ened because he advocated the
creation of an Inter-Allied War
Council, which is to act not in
an executive, but merely an ad
visory capacity. Certainly one
The Italian War Ministry has
recently been overthrown.
The unfortunate civil
is a familiar topic, while
there is undoubtedly much dis
sension in Germany,
only by the iron'wiU of
ser. - ' . .
Contrasted with these unhappy
evidences of the actiuities of
various groups of politicians
scrambling for power, we haye
the record at Washington, where
the nation's representatives are
united to mobilize, by law, every
material and moral resource of a
hundred millions of people.
Every measure which looks to
the speedy a succefsful prosecu
tion of the conflict is adopted al
most without a quibble.
No political ambitions are being
considered; no petty brickerings
or civil strike thwart the will of
the people to render America
efficient and worthy as a fight
For this condition, a part of
the credit is due to the extraor
dinary executive leadership of
President Wilson, and the other
share of credit must go to the
patriotism of the American peo-
ple, and their proven capacity
for self government. E Town.
ThreeAustrians, a woman and
two men, were murdered at Vir
ginia. Minu,, because they sub
scribed to the Red Cross fund.
Their skulls were crushed with a
axe while they slept. On a kit
chen table in the house, was found
a note, which said: "This is
what you get for being against
Liberty four's .fell to 97.66
New York last week. - : -
Important Decision With
Reference to Liquor Laws.
The Court of Appeals, in a de
cision this week, but bootleggers
on notice that if convicted of a
second offense- it is a felony,
whether their first offense was
committed before or after the
Lee Zimmerman law, which car
ries a prison sentence as the pen
alty of the second offense.
George Armstrong was con
victed of violating the local op
tion law of Fulton County prior
to March, 1916. He was convic
ted again this year and sentenc
ed to a year in prison. He ap
pealed on ,he ground that the
penalty attached to a second con
viction applied only when the ac
cused had twice been convicted
after the passage of the act of
March, 1916. But the Court of
Appeals, in an opinion by Chief
Justice Settle, affirming the
judgment, said it made no diff
erence when the first offense
The'decision will have a far
reaching effect locally, as there
are perhaps fifty persons in Har
din county who stand convicted
of the first offense of selling li
qnor. E. Town News.
Villa Forces Open Attack.
Presidio,Tex., Nov. 14. fight
ing between Villa forces and
Mexican government troops be
gan at Ojinaga at 5:20 a. m,
(Central time). The attack start
ed from the southwest and grew
gradually with the approach of
daylight into a constant fire of
No artillery, machine guns or
hand bombs were used in the
American patrols are guard
ing the ford opposite Ojinaga.
It is reported'Jmllets are falling
on the Amjericside" of the Rio
Firing on the Mexican side
continued until daylight. Then
a machine gun from the Ojinaga
garrison fired three volleys. Bul
lets continued to fall on the
American side of the ford near
est to Ojinaga.
Refugees from Ojinaga start
ed coming across to the- United
States and reported the fighting
was outside of town. The at
tack apparently was against the
main camppf General Espinosary
Cordovas, one and one-half miles
"south wet.t of Ojinaga.
We have had a fine week for" strip
Miss Maud "Wilmore was on the
sick list a day or so of laab week.
Mr. Mayfield, the popular dry goods
man of Bowling Green, was in our
midst one day last week.
There was a few hogs slaughtered
In our town last Friday.
Mrs. Julia A. Baker spent several
days last week visiting her son and
family, Sam Baker, on Big Creek.
Dr. B. Y. Hiridman, of Columbia,
was looking after his farming interest
on his farm near here one day last
Remember that there will be
Thanksgiving services at Union. Ev
ery body invited to attend.
Miss Molhe Flowers is visiting at
Campbellsville and Greensburg.
John W. Sexton, who is located at
Chatham, 111., has a nice position,
writes his father that he is making
anywhere from 85.00 to 88 00 per day.
The young nimrods from Columbia
and other places, are making good use
of their time, getting plenty of game
in this section.
Messrs. Johnson & Caldwell, of
Green county, were through this sec
tion last week, looking after tobacco.
We understand they made some nice
Uncle Marvin Wilson and wife have
been on the sick list for last week.
Joel Rodgers spent a day or so at
Greensburg, last week, on business.
Sadness and gloom was cast over
our town last Friday morning, when
the announcement of the death of our
friend, kinsman and neighbor, J. ea
ger Yates, of Bradfordsville, was
Rev. Vance, student of the L. W.
T. S., at Columbia, filled the pulpit
at the Methodist church in our city,
last Sunday, with a very interesting
Quite a lot of tobacco that has been
bought by local buyers was delivered
during the damp weather of last week,
and the majority of the weed was
sold at good prices, consequently con
siderable money is changing hands.
Rev. Scott, pastor of the Baptist
church near this place, is holding a
series of meetings at this time. We
understand there is much interest
manifested in the meeting and a fine
prospect for a great revival.
Joel Rodgers closed a deal one day
last week with E. E. Nell in which
Mr. Rodgers swapped his house and
Jot, in our city, to Mr. Nell for his
farm also here. This is the larger
'part of the farm known as the Henry
Walker farm. The property owned
by Mr. Rodgers was known as the Al
fred Parson property. Both places
are desirable homes. Mr. Rodgers
paid 82,000 difference
We were informed by Mr. John Vire
that one of the greatest events that
has been pulled off in this section of
the county was at the pie supper at
Keltner school house, where Prof.
Hadley is teaching. He is a very pop
ular teacher and consequently it
brought out a very large attendance.
Pies sold from one dollar to eleven
dollars. Several were sold "at eight
dollars apiece. We take it that peo
ple jn that section likepies.
A Missionary Institute embracing
the following charges Columbia,
Gradyville, Sparkesville, Cane Valley,
Russell Springs and Jamestown will be
held in the Methodist Church in Co
lumbia, Dec, 2 3. Following is the
Sunday, Dec, 2, 7 p. m , Sermon
"The Mission of Jesus Christ To
Give fhe Gospel to All Men" Rev. O.
Monday 3rd, 10 a. m. The Sunday
Schools a Potential Factor in the
Evangelization of the World "Rev.
D. L. Vance.
10:20 "A Christmas and Easter
Offering An Emergency Fund"1
Rev. O. T. Lee.
10:30 The Woman's Missionary So
cietyIts Contribution in Giving the
Gospel to the Nations of Earth."
Mrs. S. G. Shelleyf Mrs. W. A. Hynes.
r 11:00 Sermon, A Great Spiritual
Revival the Supreme Need of the
Church and World To-day." Rev. J.
2:30 p. m. "My Personal Obligation
as a Member of the Church as Touch
ing the Support of the Ministry, and
the Benevolences of the Church." R.
R. Moss, J T. Goodman
' 3.00 "A Glance at Our Mission
Fields Their Needs, Their Appreci
ation of the Assistance Given Them."
Rev. F. E. Lewis.
3:30 "The Slogan of the Columbia
District A Revival in Every Church,
Pastor's Salary and all Benevolences
Paid in Full." Rev Elmer Ashby,
7:00 p. m. Sermon "The Divine Fi
nancial System in the Extension of,
and Maintaining of Christ's King
dom." Rev. B, G Shelley.
Everybody 4s notronly Invited to be
present but earnastlyjirgad to be.
L..F. Plercy. Chairman.-
Japan to StM AfiBty ancf
Navy to rielp Allies.
Washington, November 12.
Increased Japanese participa
tion in the war, both on land
and sea, is expected to be the
result of the negotiations con
cluded by the United States and
Japan by which recognition is
given to Japan's special interests
It was learned today that the
Japanese fleet has been mobiliz
ed. Nearly 100 vessels aggre
gating more than 500,000 tons
are engaged. This is accepted
as forecasting the dispatch by
Japan of a large fleet to Euro
Dispatch of a Japanese army
to Europe is expected in response
to appeals made by both Italy
JAPAN WAITED FOR PRICE.
The United States will meet
Japan's price for increased war
activity by recognizing Japanese
aspirations in China. There has
been no secret that Japan has
been holding back until the at
titude of the powers, particular
ly the United States, with ref
ence to Japanese-Chinese rela
tions was set forth.
One of the important questions
at the forthcoming allied war
conference will be the part Ja
pan will take in the war. Italian
and Russian delegates will urge
use of Japanese troops on their
fronts. Russia's attitude has
been set forth by the Vechernee
Vremya, which urges that
"whatever may be her demand,
nothing will be considered too
dear, in view of the enormous
lo3s of lives and money that will
occur during the six months that
the war will be shortened by the
appearance of Japan on the fir
VIEW OP THE ITALIANS.
Italy's view, expressed by the
Corriere Delia Sere, one of the
most influential Italian newspa
pers, is that one of the worst er
rors of the Allies has been the
missed opportunity of Japanese
"Not a single responsible
statesman among the Allies," it
is said, "had the timely insight
to urge a straightforward bid
for Japan's intervention."
The action of the United
States in satisfying Japan is ac
cepted as a reply to these crit
icisms. In diplomatic circles the be
lief is expressed that the JJnited
States achieved a notable success
in the negotiations with Japan.
The United States, it was assert
ed, was obliged to recognize, ei
ther expressly or tacitly, Japan's
claims in respect to China, a
claim which the United States
had advanced toward the Amer
ican continents in the Monroe
Doctrine, which is reciprocally
recognized by Japan in principle,
though not in name, in the ex
change of notes between Secre
tary Lansing snd Viscount Ishii.
WHAT JAPAN WILL PAY.
Japan, according to the diplo
mats, has consented to furnish a
great amount of tonnage for
transport purposes, and to risk
her warships. Troops are be
lieved to have been promised al
so'. In return Japan will obtain
from the United States recogni
tion of its claims in China and
also a supply of steel and iron
adequate for her needs.
The Turks have lost 9,000 pris
oners to the , Britiih since ; Octo
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The following pupils have been
regular in attendance and have
not been tardy more than three
times during the month and
have made above 90 per cent, on
Hermon Antle 'J
Dana Stapp ' -t'
Annie Mae Kell.
This is Providence school
taught Mis3 Ruth Stapp.
How to Save Meat.
Save the meat!
Our allies' food animals have
decrease 33,000,000 head. Their
meat, fat, milk and butter have
thus decreased in the face of in
creased need. Although our
own live Btock herds are only
about normal, and our output of
animal products but little larger
than before the war, we must
send our allies more beef, pork,
bacon, condensed milk, cheese
and pork products. We can in
crease our shipments only by
the amount we save.
For beef, pork, mutton, then,
we should substitute chicken,
fish and rabbit, oysters, clams
and other sea foods, and increase
our egg dishes.
Serve beef, pork or mutton
notjnore than once any day.
Set aside one or more days
each week when no "red" meat
will be served.
Reduce the size of portions.
Substitute beans for meats, as
they contain the same nutritive
Save the meat!
America will need many things dur
ing the dark days of this winter,
men, money, munitions and food, but
above all, she will need optimism.
Cheerfulness at home as well as cour
age at the front- is essential. Therefore
Lthe country should encourage, within
reasonable limits, the lighter and
pleaaanter features of life to inspire
hope and strengthen confidence.
Gloom is a very bad weapon to make
war with, and Its apostles err when
they endeavor to disseminate it, for lb
does not help, it only demoralizes and
To bar the enemy's progress
Italians opened the floodgates of
the Piave and Sile Rivers, and
inundated a section 'covering
about 70 square miles. The Wa-
ter stands a foot to five feet
It is proposed that a popular
subscription to be raised to pre
sent France with a statue,in com
memoration' of the Marne, and
in return for the gift of the Stat
ue of Liberty by France to this
Secretary Baker says that his
department will not ask Congress
this week to raise the age limit
for conscription; that the present
registration supplies the need.
The Prince of Wales is among
the English troops on th Italian
front. . ,
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