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Tuesday AND fridoif Aflcrnooo TRADE WHERE YOU LIVE OR LIVE WHERE YOU TRADE TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR EARLINGTON. HOPKINS COUNTY. KY., FRIDAY, MARCH 24. 1916 No. 24 BEE'S CINCINNATI RIVER CONTEST ! Running Along Nicely Sev eral of the Contestants are Taking Much Interest MISS KATIEJUM AHEAD The Bee's Cincinnati River Trip contest is growing in popularity right along and quite a number of the con testants are at work. They seem to realize that this week's outing with the stop overs in Louisville and Cin cinnati is well worth working for, to say nothing of the valuable $50.00 silver service set that goes to the party holding the highest number of votes at end of contest. Since the addition of the four page comic sup-1 rilemcntwith every Friday's Bee and! the great improvement in local newr.j ... . I and school news, it is much easier tc get anyone to give up a dollar, for a year's subscriplion. All the contest ant has to do is ask the people to subscribe. Miss Katie Clark, of Nortonville, stands at the head of the list this week with Mrs. Ed Hamer second, Miss Bertha Stanley, of Mor tons Gap, third, Miss Ola Robinson, of St. Charles.fourth, John Fenwick of this place, fifth, and Harold Old ham sixth. EARLINGTON Mrs. Ed, Hamer 2.600 John Fenwick 1 800 Harold Oldham.... v 1865 Huby Ashby ..1.480 Lillie Craig 400 Gladys Walker 325 Annie Hodge ..M0 Virginia Oarnahan 300 May Lillian Fish...., 270 Mayme Nance. . . .' 200 Mary Lou Ashby 190 Sue Wade Davis 100 Curtis Hawkins . ...10O Hattie Polk Crenshaw 10O Geo Thomas Baldwin 100 ST. CHARLES Ola Robinson , 2.100 Edna Blanks 100 Irene Hampton '. 100 Etta Collins 100 MORTONS GAP Bertha Stanley 2.200 Syblc O'Brien 850 Myrtle Msy Sisk 100 Naomi Hooher 100 N Edith Whitfield .'....100 NORTONVILLE Katie CJark 3 200 MADISONVILLE Mayme Wooto'n 1.10O Francis Elgin COO Elizabeth Nisbet ...100 NEBO Bradie Dame 900 Ruth Barron , 75,0 ILSLEY Blanche Leasure 9OO Nina Williams 100 POWDER Absolutely Pure Made from Cream of Tartar N0ALUM-K0 PHOSPHATE BALL OF YARN STARTS BLAZE At Nashville, Tcnn. Loss is Estimated at About ( $1,500,000 1,000 HOMES DESTROYED NashvilleTenn., March 22, A ball of yarn, lighted and thrown by a boy into dry gYass in a vacant lot, started a conflagration in Nashville at noon today which was not under control until late this afternoon, after thirty-five residence blocks had been swept by the fire. The loss is esti mated at $8,500,000. A fifty-mile an hour wind fanned the burning grass into a torrent of flames, which quickly leaped from building to building until at least . 000 residences were destroyed. Ahe cast msnviiie postotfice was 1 I J lt- I .IT l 1 ourncu uuwn; me cig warncr puuuc school and several churches were al so reduced to ruin Tonight it is estimated" that three thousand people are homeless. National guardsmen are now on duty. AUGUSTA, 6A. WIPED OUT By Fierce Flames-Ten Blocks Destroyed-Damage Esti- mated a.t .$2900,000 Augupta, Qa. Much 22. -Fire caused it damans estimated at $2,000,000 111 the ilowu town section of AuaustH tonight and at 11 lure hour whh i-itwg its way oncheckel down Brnid street, whore the city's princip.il busi ness houses are located. Ten blocks hnve been destroy ed or arn burium., mid the flames Ire tbreatenitiK 10 spread to the residential section. BIG FIRE AT PARI TEXAS Thousands Homeless Paris Tex , Mar. 22. Approx imately ten thousand are homeless, the entire business section is wiped out and from 1,500 to 2,000 dwell ings were destroyed in the fire which started yesterday afternoon and is still burning today. Thousands of homeless persons are being cared for at railway stations, and few remain ing public buildings and private resi dences.- Reports ot loss of life are unconfirmed The property damage is estimated at $3,500 000. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Annual meeting of Stockholders of the St. Bernard Mining Co., Incor ported, will be held in the offices of the company at Earlington, Ky. at 11 o'clock Am., Wednesday the 12th day of April 1916. for the transac tion of such business as may regular ly come before it uan m. tvans, tec Earlington, Ky., Mar. "8, 1916. NOTICE Annual Stockholders Meeting Earlingtonr Ky. Notice is hereby given that the Annual meeting of Stockholders of the Victoria Coal Co., Incorporated, will be held in the general offices of the Company at Earlington, Cy., at 0:3O Am , Wednesdey the 10th day of April 1916, for the transaction of such business as may regularly come before it. W, E Rash, Sec. Earlington, Ky., Mar. 8, 19 16. OUR PUBLIC FORUM 1 ing or popular prejudlco, laws after being enacted can bo enforced. "Nothing is more foolish, nothing moro utterly at varlanco with sound public policy than to enact a law which, by reason of tho conditions sur rounding tho community in which it is declared to bo law is lncapablo of enforcement. Such an lnstanco is sometimes presented by sumptuary laws, by which tho sale of intoxicating liquors is prohibited under penalty In localities whero tho public sentiment of tho immediate community does not and will not sustain tho enforcement of tho law. In such cases the legislation is usually tho result of agitation by peoplo in tho country who aro determined to make their fellow citizens in tho city better. Tho enactment ot the law comes through tho country representatives, who form a majority of tho lecislaturo: but tho enforcement ot generally opposed to its enactment, is a dead letter. This result is tno great argument in ravor 01 so-called local option, which is really an Instrumentality for determining whether a law can bo enforced before it is mado operative. In cases whero the salouof liquor cannot bo prohibited in fact, it is far better to regulate and diminish tho evil than to attempt to stamp it out. By the enactment of a drastic law and tho failure to enforce It thcro is injected into the public mind the Idea that laws aro to be observed or violated I need-not say how altogether pernicious such, a loose theory is. General Grant said that tho way to sccuro tho But when tho part of the community affected by its enforcement, this Is not "Tho constant violation or neglect of all laws, and tho choice of tho laws to be enforced then becomes as uncer tain as the guess of a political executive in respect to public opinion is likely to mako it. Such a policy constantly men with whom tho sacredness of law SOCIETY The attractive Trahern home on South Riilroad street was the scene of a very delightful Rook party Mouday afternoon when Mrp. Trahern entertained in honor of Mrc. McOroue of Colo rado, who is the guest of Mrp. Gilbert King. In the charming liviug nd diuing rooms tables were placed for sixteen player; who after a number of exciting games were served a delicious ice course followed by mints and almonds. The euests included Hesdames M'.'Crone, Elgie SUk, H. BrowniEs, Divid Oowoll, SzMnore, Marion Sisk, Gilbert King.N. G. Alford, Ernest Eis' wood, F. D. Rish and John L. Lone; Misses Mabel Browning, Agnes Lynn, Elizabeth Long and Margaret Atkiusou. Miss Mixie Riyborn celebrat ed.her sixteenth birthday Friday evening by inviting a number of her friendR to her home,wheiQ St. Patrick decorations made the roomB very attractive. Tnose who enjoyed this evening's enter tainment were Misses Virginia aud Esther Oarnahan, LUIinn Opl Campbell, Irene, M.rtle, Isabel and Jimmie Wilson, Gussye Trescb, Hoitenso Logan, Shellie McKlnsey, of Madisou ville, and Mrs. Oarl Rnyboru; Meesrp. Wilber Ohappell, Bradley France, Lloyd Sisk,"Otho AdamB, Oliesly Adams, Johu Will Troop, Jctmes Burtiu, Therojand S'one, Ansel Burton and Dixie Graham, Mis. Harriet Browning had the Needlecraft club Tuesday even ing. Mrs. McOrona was the guest of the club. A salad course was served. Mrs. Gilbert Kuig entertained at Rook Wednesday afiernoou to compliment her house guest, Mrs. McOroue. Those who played ps follows: Mesdames McOroue, O. G. Trahern, F. Withers, Ernoet Eastwood, A. O. Sole, Frank D Rish, H. W. Rogers, Sizemore, G. D. Oowoll, O. Brotvniug and Elgie Sibk. An ice course was served. , , The Armory preentod a very pleasing appearance S', Patrick's Wm. H.Taft ON PROHIBITION. Ex-Prosldent Wm. H. Taft, in giving his views on prohibition, said la part: , "Ours Is a government by law; not by rule of thumb, but by rules of conduct which havo equal application to all. Any exception to tho equal operations of tho law upon Individuals is necessarily most Injurious to th'o future operation of that law for tho public good, becauso ono exemption from its operation Is certain to lead to others. Tho public dotrlmont arising from violations ot law, followed by immunity from prosecution or punish ment, can hardly bo overstated. It Is, of course, tho duty of tho legislator In tho enactment of laws to consider tho caso or difficulty with which, by reason of popular feel tho law is among tho ceoDlo who are and under such circumstances the law according to tho will of those affected, repeal of a bad law was to enforce It which enacts tho law Is not the part a practicable method. of any law leads to a demoralized vlow enlarges In the community the class of does not exist" Day when the Misses Fawcett er tertained for their Sunday Smool class. Small tables scattered about and a piano with flowers and potted plants gave an attrac tive, homelike appearance to the old armory, which lias been used for so many purposes. Appetiz ing sandwiches and coffee were served all who came and brought seventeen penniep, Cream was onjovelby those who cared to pay extra and homemade candy was sold. A large crowd showed their interest in this worthy caqse by attending both after noon and evening. The younger folks were present in the even ing and enjoyed music and read ing by the home talent present. A very satisfactory sum was realized. Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Cowell were hosts of a five hundred party Thursday evening in honor of Mrs. McCrone. Delicious heartshaprd cream, cake, nuts and mints were served. The guests included Mrs. McOrone, Dr. and Mrs. Ross, Dr. and Mrs. O. B. Johuson, Mr. aud Mrs., Ernest Eastwood, M and Mrs. Gilbert King, Mr. and Mrs. Trahern, Mr. and Mrs. Rmers, Mr, and Mrs. Rule, Mr. aud Mrp. Wit'iers, Mr. and Mrs. Sizemore, Mr. aud Mre. Elsie Sifk, Mrs. H. Browning and R. E. Whipfler. Tho officers and teachers of the Christian Sunday School met with Miss Miry Mothershead ou Tuesday. A delightful social hour followed when refreshments were served. , A representee crowd from the Eirlingtou Auxilliary of tho Msthodist Woman's Missionary Sictety atteuded all day meet, ing at Madtsonville Wednesday and those who went were Mes dames Dudley, Rale, Charles Webb.Faull ; Misses AunieAshby, Rose Fox and Effie Smokes. Mr. aud Mre. M. B. Look gave a 0 o'clock teaWednesday'evening iu houor of Mrs. J. T. Hawkins. Oovers were laid for eight. The Ladies' Aid of the Chris tian Ohurch enjoyed a social hour followlug the routrtie work Tuesday when the officers eorved light refreshments in honor of Mrs. J. S. Hawkius. Twenty nice were present. High School Notes By Our High School Correspondents Twinkle! twinkle little Star, How you wonder who we are, Got you fooled; well J guess We're the seniors, E. II. S Baseball, baseball, going fine, Season here, and just on time. Who're the players? Dont you know Juniorsl Juniors! Yes, that's so. And the Sophomores, where are they Well don't think they're out at play, They are here and studying hard, Giving Geometry by the yard. Freshmen, Freshmen, they we pity They are many, they are witty, But they have three years to climb, Before they reach Commencement time. Prof. O. R. Iginat. Baseball Opening Game The E. H. S. Boys have secur ed t-vo good work outs thus far and they have begun to get into excellent shape, and if the weath er man continues to smile, per mitting the diamond to dry np enough and if no other obsticle presents itself. The boys will play their great opening game of the season with the HopKinsville High school on our own field, Saturday, April 1st. The boys are hitting and fielding the ball in mid-season form and the fans may feel assured that the games will be high class and show np some excellent playing. Starting Saturday, the boys will devote most of their time aufl practice in perfecting their signals under the direct euper vision of tho coach: The Hop kinsville boys are practicing ev ery day and there is no doubt that they will be in fine trim for the game, In the near future the rules and regulations will be completed for the High School League, after which the sched ule will be formed for the series of games. Then watch tho E H. S. wor.k, The girls are making prepara tion for the preliminary contest on speaking from which one girl will be selected and Bent to the big contest which will be held at Providence, Mir. 15. Five cou stestants have entered and they are working hard for the com petition will be lively for each ono is anxious to win. The con testants are Kathryn Fenwick, Isabel Wilson, Hattie Polk Cren shaw, Glady Whitford and Dor othy Oorbitt. "A brother is born for adver sity." Did you ever hoar that tcxi? Not lately? Well just afk some of the pupils. They can tell you about it for that was the cubject of a Monday nfteruoon address by Rev. Hay Bell. Presbyterian evangelist now conducting a meetiug at the North Main street Preebyteriau church Madison ville. Rev. Bell was accompanied by his singer and the Presbyterian church aUo by several visitors from our neighboring town, among thet.0 were : J. T. Alex- rndor, of Hopkin Oouuty Bank and Rev. Francis regular pastor of tho Presbyteriau church. The talk by R9V. Bell was a very interesting one and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The singing was moreover good aud also the music. We hope this won't be last occasiou ou which we may be able to enjoy the presence and encouragement of out of town leaders and wo as sure them thy aro always wel come. Do you know how Miss Geneva Hart is gottlug along? Haven't heard? Well we have. She is getting; better. Miss Daphne McOord returned home Thuraday. We hopo to welcome her into fchool agam soon. Opening exercises wore con ducted by Rev. Conway Thurs day morning, The school was delighted with his talk and wo sincerely hope he will come again. His subject was Keep Trying. His illustrations will be well remembered. The preliminary contest held at Mrs. Evans Friday evening on tho occasion of selecting a con testant in music to send to Prov idence was a great success and highly appreciated by all. Miss Anna WeBt being tho winner. Miss Geneva Huffaker, Misa Kathleen Spillman and Miss Ha zel Fawcett were the judges. We are all exceedingly proud of our new Fire Escape, all are? looking forward with great anti cipation to the first firje drill. It is rather nice for the sohrw to have a fire escape, but -think it would'be better to ex tinguish the fire, than to let it escape. Copywrite by y Prof. Nut. The first recess following the uuloading of the fire escape! on the tennis court, Prof. Dudley was surrounded by a score of youngsters who asked ninny ques tions concerning the apparatus and soma of them seemed to think tbat it was some kind of a process for educational purposes. Earlington Inter est in the Week's Conflagrations Nashville's big fire which raged throughout Wednesday afternoon started near the East Nashville Yards of the St. Bernard Mining Co. By the united efforts of the employees of a nearby factory and the men em ployed at the coal yard the St. Ber nard buildings and sheds were pro tected from the falling embers, and this and adjoining property was saved by hard work. A large lumber yard and two important plants adjoining ' would probJbly have been destroyed but for this good work in protection of the St. Bernard building. Kinfolks of Mrs A. G. Spillman her brother in law and children, re siding in East Nashville were burned out and besides losing his home and contents suffered loss of three other dwelling houses, which were occu pied by tenants. Conductor Ed Beal lost his dwell ing house and.contents His house hold g-oods had been moved out, but the danger seemed to lessen and they were put back in the dwelling only to be destroyed later, together the building and all contents were lost An aunt of Miss Mary Ellen Burk lost her house and contents. W. S. Brarrwell lives in East Nashville, but was some distance from the fire zone, and so his prop erty was safe. volney James, formerly of Hop kins County, and prominent in Nash ville business circles for several years was dangerously near the area of de struction which teems tohaye escap ed. His home is on Fdftttafl- Misses Stella and 'Hjlu,t who live on Fatherland SIre?rere also very near the danger zone, but seemed to have suffered no Iojs. Miss Kathryn Howard has a sister living in the fire zone at Nashville and another sister living at Augusta. Ga., where occured the other con Uaeration of the week. Neither has been heard from and it is not known if either was burned out.