Hopkinsville Kentuckian from Hopkinsville, Kentucky on September 22, 1914 · Page 1
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HOPKlNSVILLE KentiMan. THE WEATHER' FOB KENTUCKY Flr WATCH THE DATE After yoal tump, rtntw promptly, nl not mlsianuu-bcr. The roaUl -rrgulatftsa require subscription to b paid In advance. VOL. XXXVI Editorial Comments. HOPKlNSVILLE KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1914. No. 116 J Y Col, Roosevelt spoke in Kansas City last night. 'Only one more week until the great Pennyroyal Fair begins. The Nashville State Fair opened yitirday for a week's run. . ,. Some" more hot weather is being served up by the weather clerk this week. Burlington won three out of five games and won the post seas'on series over Cairo. . The French express confidence that the Germans are only making a stand to cover a further retreat. Gen. Steinmetz, possessor of the German Iron Cross since 1870, was killed Sept. 15, at the front. We've looked It up and find that Przemysl is pronounced Pshe-mishl-y, which makes it as clear as mud. Prince August William, the Emperor's -fourth son, was shot in the left arm at the battle of Marne. W. R, Pettiford, founder and pres-iJent of the first and oldest negro bank in the South, died at Birmingham Sunday. Brig. Gen. N. D. Findlay, of the British army, was killed in action last week. Also Gen. Battaile, of the French army. With practically all work completed the adjournment of Congress is now looked for October months of continuous work if Reports Sunday said that the TrFrenchJand British troops were fighting waist deep in water, the rains having flooded their trenches. The , Germans occupied high ground. The third section of the report of the Belgian commission reiterates the charges of German atrocities and asks for an international commission to establish the truth of the Hharges. An official statement from Petro-grad says that the Russians are bombarding the strong Austrian fortress of Przemysl. It also reports the repulses of the Austrians with heavy losses near Baranow and Ranichow, in Galicia. Virginia voters will ballot today on the question of state wide prohibition Under an act of the last legislature directirig the governor to call a special election for Sept. 22, upon petition of approximately 18,000 qualified voters. Ninety of the 100 counties are already dry. Christian, McCracken and Daviess were the three counties to vote qn prohibition yesterday. In Christian county there are 22 saloons in Hopkinsville and 2 in Gracey; in Mc-Jprncken there are 71 saloons and in TDaviess county 31. If all three counties went dry, it will mean the closing of 12G saloons on November Formal application for the pardon of Henry E. Youtsey, convicted in connection with the killing of Gov. William Goebel and now serving a life" sentence in the Frankfort Reformatory, was made to Gov. Mc-Creary yesterday. Petitions bearing . hundreds of signatures and asking the pardon of Youtsey were presented to the Governor. X The Retail Grocers Association of Nashville asks that mail order and premium houses be forced to pay taxes in localities into which they ship their goods, and that a tax of one per cent bo levied on all business done by these concerns; A telegram has been sent by the association to Senator Lea, Senator shields and Congressman Byrns. Back to Kentucky. Rev. A. C. Biddle, of Warrens-burg, Mo,, has accepted a call to the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Bowling Green, Ky. He wu form-i CHRISTIAN COUNTY WET BY 567 VOTES Yesterday's Election on Local Option Under New County Unit Law Brought Out a Tremendous Vote. MOST EXCITING ELECTION CONTEST EVER IN COUNTY. The Colored Vote of 3500 Thrown Almost Solidly for the Wet Side-Election Was Quiet and Orderly, Mc-Cracken and Daviess Also Wet. The election yesterday was held In an hour after the polls closed under ideal weather conditions. The the Kentuckian had received return polls opened at six o'clock with com- from three-fourths of the precincts mittees of ladies at all of the polls and the result was no longer in working for the dry side. There was doubt. With 6 precincts out at 6 a little confusion caused at No. 6 o'clock, the majority for the wets by moving the poll from Cooper's was 753, This was decreased by the Main street office to the loose floor late precincts, warehouse on Water street. It was The last precinct came, in by seven explained that it was necessary to get o'clock and the majority for the the poll 50 ieet from the street. A.1 wets was found to be 5G7 on the un-rope was stretched and voters were official returns shown by the table "admitted in regular turn one at a below. The vote reached the enor-time. The ladies offered tags con- mous total of 8209, about 700 more taining the words "I vote no," to than the estimated vote. As will be the voters. seen by the table, 14 precincts went During the day a choir of children dry, several of them such heavy col-marched from one poll to another ored precincts as Newstead, Gracey and sang campaign songs. At many and Gordonfield. Only one precinct places during the day prayers were in Hopkinsville went, dry No. 4, by offered by the christian people. It 70 votes. The wet majority in the became evident early that a very city was 702 and the dry majority large vote would be cast and County in the county outside of town was Clerk Harris arranged special ballot books to supplement the ballots wherever the number became ex- uauaicu. tf xiic juii iu', tiic wijr .u- cincts last year was "riot full and in some precincts the registered vote exceed the 150 per cent of the vote of 1913 required by law, There was no trouble anywhere, growing out of the election. On y one arrest was made Saturday nisht for loitering, one Sunday for drunk enness and yesterday two arrests had been made up to noon. One was a negro on an. old warrant and the other a negro woman for fighting with another woman. Out in the country there were early rumors of trouble, but investiga-tionshowed in each case that there was not much to the reports. At several precincts one or more arrests were made of workers for the wet side, charging intimidation of voters. They gave bond 'and the cases will be heard later. The defendants all claim that there was no real ground for the arrests. The interest in the election did not abate up to the last minute. The ladies about the polls held their places to the last minuco and so far as heard no lack of respect was shown to them anywhere in the county. When the clock struck four the fight closed and everybody breathed a sigh of relief. The officers lost no time in getting to work counting the votes and as the ballot was short and few complications possible, it was quickly completed all over the county. The returns begnn coming in early and the voce was everywhere a record-breaker. The colored vote was thrown almost solidly against prohibition and the majorities in the big colored precincts were overwhelming for the wets. The city with a total registered vote of 2.642 cast nearly 2,500 votes and gave a wet majority of 507. S0UTIIALL NAMED For Chairman of The Campaign Committee of Christian. Thos.S. Rhea, the State Campaign Cimmftee Chairman, has appointed Herman Southall as Chairman of the Campaign Committee for Christian county. Mr, Southall is city attorney of Hopkinsville, and has accepted the appointment. Died Aged 114. Col. ThnmHB Campbell, Bald to have been 114 yebn old, died near Jackson. Tenn., lait Friday. Although CO years old when the Civil war tiPRan, Col. Campbell enlisted in the Confederate army and fought 135 . UNOFFICIAL RETURNS. WET Hopkinsville 261 DRY 85 56 228 300 158 236 152 109 159 '82 110 60 203 192 85 104 - 23 60 Beverly. Casky 66 81 117 69 133 128 120 53 150 127 86 110 163 184 99 157 235 134 192 188 95 128 76 96 3,816 10 Gordonfield . . 11 S. Pembroke 12 Brent's Shop 115 13 Newstead. 126 1 14 Gracey 114 , 15 N. Pembroke 121 16 Edwards Mill. 17 Perry's S. H.. 89 97 18 La Fayette :. 108 19 Bennettstown 20 Howell 21 W Crofton . ... 95 . 181, 77 22 East S. h 120 23 Bainbridge , 93 99 24 Lantrip's. 25 E. Crofton ' 103 20 Bluff Springs Z7 Dogwood 2S Baker's . 103 129 79 244 29 Concord 30 Palmyra 304 31 Longvie,w , 91 60 r- airview. , Total 4,383 Majority 567 M'CRACKEN WET. Paducah, Ky., Sept. 21. The elec- lion nere to-ua resulted in a victory for the wets by 818 votes in Mc-1 names of. those wrongfully register- and a command of words that en-Cracken county. There are 71 sa- j ed to be stricken off. Nine men abled him to talk rapidly and forci- loons in Paducah and no others in the county. DAVIFSS WFTS W1M We&Da1. ty to-day, the wets won by 550 ma-1 jority. Thero are 31 saloons in Owensboro. lhe rest of the countv remains dry. SUES FOR DIV0KCE And Prays Alimony in Sum of $1,500. Mrs. Pearl Adams Terry, has filed suit for divorce against her husband, Dulin Terry, charging' desertion. They were married about a month ego and reside in the northwestern part of the county, Plaintiff prays for 1.500 alimony and an attachment on a farm and other properly wus granted, pending the action. ThoB, G. Dade, of Fort Smith, Ark., was expected iast night, called here by m death of hla father, Mr. DRY PARADE SATURDAY Closed The Campaign With En thusiasm at White Heat. MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Estimated That 2,000 People Were In The Lengthv Procession. The parade of from 1500 to 2000 people, many of them school children, took place in the city just before noon Saturday and was the crowning event of the dry campaign. The parade formed at Virginia Park and came down Ninth to Virginia, out Virginia to Twelfth, in Twelfth to Main, up Main to Seventh, in Sev enth to Virginia, out Virginia to Sixth and in Sixth to the court house. The parade was headed by about 100 men on foot, and then came a dele gation of ladies, many of them push ing baby buggies with infants in them. There were more than 60 la dies and many small children. Various schools of the county- and city paraded in organized bodies, the chifdren numbering probably 1200 in the aggregate. All along the line there were car ried banners with mottoes and inscriptions upon them. Now and then a'boy would be on horseback carrying a big flag and great streamers were carried by men and boys holding them at either end. The boy scouts had a delegation of 18 in the line. Pembroke was well represent ed with children and grown people Bethel Female College had a dele gation of young ladies headed by one of the teachers. Bringing up the rear there were 75 to 100 vehicles filled with people. Following were some of the many inscriptions ion the banners: Papa vote for me. Keep your ballot white. Vote right and against wrong. Vote Dry. Wine is a mocker. For God and Home. Vote No. Vote for the Mother. The saloon must go. Be not Deceived. God sees your vote. Alcohol is a poison. On to Victory. Down with King Alcohol. Build not a city with blood. Old Christian's Going Dry. During the parade choir clubs sang such songs as "Home, Sweet Home," "Old Christian's Going Dry," etc, Last Words Said. The attorneys on both sides were back were filled with colored people, in conference Saturday and an agree- nearly all of them men. Occasional-ment was made by which the regis- ly a few women were seen, tration books were to be purged of The speaker was a young man of megai voters as iar as possioie, the . were challenged by the drys and warrants were sworn out charging them with registering illegally, Nearly all of them were found dnd !s wh,to mnn- . "y asreement among themselves, the saloonists all closed their Houses , Fridav nitrht and did not nnpn tliPm'. at all Saturday, thus closing the saloons from Friday night to Tues- day morning. The drys had out a handbill Sunday morning contrasting Sept 12 with Sept. 19 and stating that on one Saturdnywith the saloons open there were 15 arrests in town and $!53.50 of fines Imposed, while on the following Saturday with saloons closed there were no arrests and no fines. Saturday afternoon both sides had closing rallies at the same' hour. The drys used the Tabernacle and Hon. Clinton N. Howard, of New York, was the oratir. His address was the third of three very strong speeches during the week by men of tho highest order of ability. The Tabernacle was filled with people from all oyer the county, there being hundreds of ladles In the h' I ALLIES RETAKE POSITION LOST Violent Fihting North of Soissons Reported In Official Statement Issued at Paris by French War Department. THE SOAKED GROUNDS HINDERS MOVEMENTS OF ARMIESL Successes and Misfortunes Mark Battles in Various Waters: Between The German and British Ships-Italy Has Many Men in Atmy. Paris, Sept. 2r. The official statement issued last night says that in violent fighting north of Soissons the Germans gained ground, which afterwards was recaputred by the allies. The statement reads: "On our left wing north of the river Aisne below Soissons our troops were furiously counter attacked by superior fires and yielded some ground, which however, they regained almost immediately. "On the other hand we have continued our progress ton the right bank of the river Olse. "Likewise, north of Rheims we have repulsed all the enemy's attacks, although they were vigorously conducted. "On the center, east of Rheims we have made new progress through our attacks. "In the Argonne the situation remains unchanged. "In the Woreve district the last rains soaked the ground to such an extent that all army movements have become very difficult. "Gen. Le De Maud' Huy, (80th in tantry brigade oi the sixth army corps) has received on the battle field the cross of commander of the Legion of Honor." German Version. Berlin, Sept. 21. The following official statement was issued by the German headquarters late last night: "The situation in the western campaign is unchanged along the entire front. The Franco-British forces have been obliged to take the defensive in entrenched positions, attacks upon which are slow in results. "Preparations for an attack on the choirs that had been singing during the campaign. The wet speaker, Hon. Jacob E. Meeker, of St. Loui3, held forth in the big tent of the Park show on the Metcalfe lot adjoining Hotel Latham.' The tent was filled to overflowing. One section was occupied by white people, while the corresponding section on the opposite side and nil of the elevated seats further rooustpnysique, u strong, clear voice uiy. He stated that he was a minis ter of the gospol up to 1912. In his speech he dwelt much on the ques tions of personal liberty and freedom sto the of li(luor in some way and quoted at times from the Bible to show that the Scrintures tliil not of wine. His address was the only one made on the wet side in the city during the campaign. Morganfield Man Killed. Evansville. Ind., Sept. 21 While trying to climb a freight train on the Illinois Central railroad here to es cape the police, Robert Bowman of Morganfield, Xy fell under the wheels of a car and hod his left arm cut off and was so badly injured Internally that it is believed that he will die. Hemorrhage Causes Death. W Ilium Dilk, a patient of the Wes-tern S'ute Hospital from McCracken county, died Saturday of cerebral hemorrhage, aged thirty-four years. fortifications on the line soutn o$T Verdun have been completed. "In Alsace German troops are in contact along the border, with th$ French troops." Famous Cathedral Burned- London, Sept. 21. One of tha fiercest battles of all times, whici has been raging across Northern France for a week past, with first a slight advantage on one side. anc then on the other, remains undecid- -ed. The two great armies which. havo been fighting for a month, with-few if any, intermissions have dug themselves into entrenchments on rivers-and mountain ranees on a front reaching from theOise to the Mecse, and thence southeastward along the- Franco-German frontier. Artillery duels such as never tie-fore have been seen are being carried on with the hope of compelling: the evacuation of the strongly held positions, with occasional successes . to opposing sides, while the infantry, in the face of a galling fire, havu charged right up to the guns, only to make their opponents give way slight y, or to be repulsed with great losses. Fighting has been fiercest on thu-allies' left, which lies on the right bank of the river Cise, in the vicinity of Rheims, the famous cathedral of which has been set afire by German shells, and between that town and the Argonne ridge it has been give and take all the time. Italy Under Arms. Rome, Sept. 21. Italy already has more than half a million men under arms. The best of these troops arc in camps and barracks in the Lorn bardy and Venetian provinces. MR. J. B. DADE PASSED AWAY Sunday Morning After Being A Long Sufferer From Bright's Disease. Mr. John Bulkhead Daded.ei i his home on Ninth stre't Sumiuy morning at four o'chek of B-iht i disease after a long period of .n.-s. lidism, in the 0S;h yaur cf hi sge. fie had be?n a resident of this c:ty for many years and was n promintint and influential citizen. Hid fami? consisted of one son, Thos. G. Dai! and three daughters. O e of daughters, Mrs. Virginia L;p?:cni hved with him at the family rr-s. stead oi East Ninth.streer. Brief funeral sarvicea were U .. the residence yesterdiy mo-rut 10 o'clock by Rev. C. H. si Branch and Rev. A R. Kisey. ' -Dade was a member of the Mt iio dist church. The intermsnt w&a t Riverside cemetery. Mr. Dade was a Bon of the laie Lucian Dade, and was born in Virginia, but he came to this county la early life. He had beenwidowerfor number of years. Ho is survived ter . one brother, Esq. Chas. L. Dade, and one sister, Mrj. Geo, V. Green, of Geneva, A'a. Another brotker Rindolph Dade, died a few sears. ago. He was one of tho county's k. and most substantial citizens end a man of the highest character atvJi-tozriy. Mrs. Tilman Daniel and chfldW., of Jonesboro, t i-t..-. .. rly ol thla city. kmc lour

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