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09 30 25 9 8 HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKIAN 00 30 30 WEATHER Saturday Kentuoky HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER for 30 8, 1917. VOL. 39 No. 108 COMMENT 1 Germany is to melt the bronze tues of her heroes for ammunition purposes. Gabriele d'Annunzio, Italy's poetviator, has been wounded when in 1 aerial combat over the Austrian nes.

I 2 All the information which the gov- enment has on file with respect to trocities committed by the war lords Germany will shortly appear in ook form under the title, Reciprocal air raids continue to be arried out by the British, French and airmen at points far behind erman 4 he fighting line. German aviators 5 ave again dropped bombs on French 5 pspitals, this time in the region of 5' erdun. 5 5 It has come out in the trial of the usssian General Soukhomlinoff for 10 eason that his downfall was due to his 10 life, a woman of 25, who left young 10 bother husband to marry him when 10 Her extravagance, imprudence 10 I speech and lack of loyalty kept him 10 hot water constantly until he finds 10 limself on trial for his life. 5 5 On hill 652 the Italians captured 5 three 105 mm. cannon.

Two of them 5 perfectly serviceable and the 5 were Italians turned them on the fleeing enemy, firing 1,000 shots. In an armpred dugout near Ravena, the Italians 6 6 liscovered the entire equipment of an 6 Austrian staff of brigade. The extra6 ordinary variety of objects found tes6 tified to the haste of the retreat. It included electric lights, official documents, toilet articles, kitchen utensils, ventilators and even love letters. Ravena was the Austrian center of supplies for engineer troops and nearby 6 were found stores of picks, shovels, hoes and wire cutters, entire outfit of electric equipments.

etc. Conway N. Kitchen, 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John R.

Kitchen, who was born in Hopkinsville but now fives in Washington, has been appointed an Army Field Clerk with the expeditionary Forces in France. Mr. Kitchen is leaving for Fort Wood, New York preparatory to sailing for France, which will be in a short time. Kitchen is a splendid young felNow, and has had a responsible poIsition in the State Department for the last three years. He has specialized fin both French and Spanish at Washington and Lee and George Washington Universities, and being an expert he is particularly fitted for the new duties which he is about to assume.

U.S. WON'T FIX U1 PRICE ON MEAT Mi. Says World's Scarcity Mei Guarantees the Growers Har Cole a High Price. Cole Sept. fixfor meat and dairy products has in the government food conEdwar South? lace Knigh plans, Herbert Hoover, the food Cook, inistrator, today told the National Smi stock conference.

Not only would Footer, inadvisable to institute price fixCornetin these industries, he declared, Stegar food administration has been a no such power. As long as is a heavy demand for meat Harris, a decreased production, Mr. Baynhazer said, meat prices will continue Higginsar. The hope of the food is that it can stabilize quotaSmitins and thus eliminate speculation. Will Stick To It.

Berlin, changed its name to Kitchener, and East Germantown, has changed its name to Pershing. Paris, however, will stick to its name. ---Buffalo Enquire. U. S.

SENATORS CAPTURED RIGA CRUSHING OF RUSSIA La Follette, Gronna and Stone Prepared the Evacuation, Says Chas. E. Russell. HOT LABOR RESOLUTION Pacifists Aid Kaiser in His Attempt to Girdle Europe With Militarism. Minneapolis, Sept.

Charles Edward Russell, a member of the American mission to Russia and a delegate to the loyalty conference of the American Alliance for Labor and Democracy, in a formal ment to the convention declared the interests of the Russian people in the war had been undermined by the activities of certain members of congress and pacifist organizations, together with pro-German parties. The statement followed the reading of a score of telegrams from labor leaders in all parts of the country denouncing pacifists and pledging support to the movement undertaken by the alliance to solidify labor in the successful conclusion of the war, "Riga was captured by United States Senators La Follette, Gronna and Stone," Mr. Russell asserted. When the kaiser gives out the declaration of victory he should give full credit to these three men. They and the Poeple's Council and men like the mayor of Chicago are doing more to prolong the war and to slaughter American soldiers than all the soldiers of the kaiser.

It is of the utmost importance that the Russian line should hold. It can be held only by the energy and the interest of the Russian people. The Russian army does not fight because it is the will of the czar, but because it is the will of the Russian people. "Every disloyal resolution passed by a combination of German agents who call themselves a 'people's council of every time the mayor of Chicago turns that city over to loyal meetings, it is interpreted to the Russian people as meaning that the United States does not want to fight. It weakens the faith of the Russian people in the United States and encourages the feeling in Russia that the United States is getting out of the war and the thing for Russia to do is to beat us to a separate peace.

These are the reasons why I say that Riga was captured by La Follette, Gronna and Stone, the peoples' council and the mayor of Chicago. They should be mentioned by the kaiser in his declaration." The American Alliance of Labor and Democracy unanimously adopted a resolution denouncing as unwar, ranted the declaration of the Peoples' Council of America for Democracy and Terms of Peace and other similar organizations that America has not clearly stated her war aims. DEATH OF MRS. ELGIN Aged Widow of F. W.

Elgin Passes Away Yesterday Morning. Mrs. America Victoria Elgin, wid-1 ow of the late F. W. Elgin, died early yesterday morning after a long illnss, at her home in this city, aged 76 years.

She was a member of the Christian church and services were held at the grave in Riverside cemetery yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. She is survived by three children, Walter S. Elgin, of Madisonville, Jesse E. Elgin, of this city and Mrs. Walter Shaw, of Paducah.

Miss Ora Davidson, of Clarksville, has fallen heir to quite a fortune, left her by her mother's relatives in Bowling Green. I 001 I 1 1-Members of the Naval Reserve at an Atlantic port making nets to catch raiding submarines. 2--New Photograph of Dr. George Michaelis, the German imperial chancellor. 8-The church of Douchy, France, once a beautiful structure, now a heap of ruins, U.

S. PLANS LARGER ARMY Increase of 4,500,000 Is Announced As Prepared- ness For Any Need. Washington, Sept. States war authorities are working out plans to raise an army of 4,500,000 men instead of 2,000,000, which has been regarded as the limit, and the government is putting into execution plans for a far greater military machine than the public has been given any inkling of. Until Germany isdecisively whipped the United States will push military plans on the theory that Germany may seize the first opportunity to strike at this country.

This, in part, is behind the official announcement that the war department is preparing to train 150,000 additional officers at reserve training camps during the next year. The next officers' classes will be called immediately following the discharge of the men now going into the various camps for a three months' course. The war department figures one officer for every thirty men. The 'officers' training camp plans reveal that the government is going to be fully prepared to handle an army of 4,500,000. This great force is planned in addition to the 1,200,000 already called through the regular army, militia and draft.

In this connection Secretary Baker announced that drafted men skilled in engineering, bridge building, general railroad work and mechanics would be included in the 11 new regiments of army engineers soon to be organized by the war department. Also all skilled mechanics who are not included in the draft and are under 45 years old will be given an opportunity to volunteer their services in the army as military engineers for service in France. The 11 new regiments of railroad engineers are in addition to the nine regiments of engineers now putting the British and French military railroads in shape. The first work of the new organizations will be to build railroads from the ammunition base stations to the battle front the troops will occupy in the war. Americans Wounded.

Americans have reached the front and have shed blood in France. A Paris correspondent says the "Foreign Legion was in the Verdun fighting Aug. 29." None of the Americans in the legion is reported killed. Arthur Barry, of was wounded in the back by a splinter from a French shell and is now in a hospital at Lyons. Grenadier Ivan Nock, of Baltimore, a mining engineer, was wounded in the leg and is in a hospital at the front.

As a means of promoting wool conservation, a flock of several hundred sheep was driven through Chicago streets by six young women. Outlined As the Program of Germany Now Under Way. HEROES COVER RETREAT Germans Shell Loyalists Who Are Making Stout Stands In Great Fight. The Russian and Austro-Italian FARMER ENDS OWN LIFE Elbridge C. Cayce Puts a Pistol Ball Through His Heart.

IN A FIT OF DESPONDENCY Deed Occurred on The Palmyra Pike 2 1-2 Miles From Town. Elbridge C. Cayce, a farmer living about three miles from town on the Palmyra pike, shot and killed himself yesterday morning shortly after 10 o'clock in front of A. G. Stewart's, who lives on the M.

Adams place half a mile from his home. He had left his home with his wife for Mr. Stewart's and while Mrs. Cayce was in the house he went out to the gate and soon afterwards a shot was heard and it was found that he had shot himself through the heart with a pistol, which was lying near. His brother and other relatives were notified and an inquest was held and a verdict of death by his own hand returned.

Mr. Cayce was a son of the late M. Cayce. He leaves a brother, J. Wheeler Cayce, and a half sister, Mrs.

Columbus Gregory, and a half brother, k. S. Lindsay. He had been twice married. There were two children by his first wife, Mrs.

Nell Steger and Clifton Cayce, a member of Co. of the 161st Infantry, at Lexington. His second wife, who survives him, was formerly Miss Pool, of Cerulean. Mr. Cayce was about 51 years of age and a man of generous impulses.

Some years ago a number of his neighbors lost their meat after killing hogs and he killed a load of his hogs and drove from one house to another, forcing each friend to accept a hog. The settlement of some litigation in which he was interested in court, some months ago, was so disappointing to him that he became more or less unsettled in his mind and the rash deed was not wholly a surprise to his friends. The funeral arrangements were not completed yesterday, but the services will be held some time this afternoon. Tobacco Damaged by Hail. Princeton, Sept.

report comes from the Northeastern section of Caldwell county of grea damage done to many tobacco crops by hail. Several crops were almost completely destroyed, the leaves being stripped from the stalks. Only a small portion of the ruined tobacco was insured. Lonnie Hunt, son of William Hunt, of the Mannington neighborhood, and Miss Annie Boyd, daughter of F. M.

Boyd, of near Crofton, were married at the Courthouse Tuesday afternoon by Judge Knight. TROOP TRAINS FOR SOLDIERS Men Will Arrive in Louisville At Rate of About 1,200 a Day. Frankfort, Sept. for the special trains to carry 5,710 members of Kentucky's quota of the National Army to the Louisville cantonment during the five days, commencing Wednesday, Sept. 19, will be completed to day.

The L. N. Railroad Company will run specials during one of the days over every one of its lines. The Illinois Central, Henderson Route and Chesapeake Ohio also will handle men from their territories on specials. In addition, plans are made for extra coaches on regular trains to gather the men from points near Louisville.

The men will arrive in Louisville at the rate of about 1,200 per day for the five days. The Government plan provided for six days, but the railroad representatives at a recent meeting in Memphis decided it would be more convenient to handle them in five days, so it would not be necessary to break into Monday's regular schedules with special trains. HOOVER TO CONTROL SUGAR Arrangement Assures Fair Price During War, Says Administrator. Washington, Sept. of the sugar industry in the United States was placed voluntarily in the hands of the Food Administration by refiners' representatives, who agreed to import all raw sugar through a committee to be named by Herbert Hoover.

Sugar recently bought will be apportioned among all the American refineries. "This arrangement," Mr. Hoover said, "will assure to the American consumer a fair and just price during the period of the war." The agreement will hold for the period of the war. The refiners agreed also to accept a margin of profit to be worked out later and to abide by regulations the Food Administration may set governing their industry. Cuban producers of raw sugar will confer with the Food Administration soon concerning fixing a voluntary price for their output.

Mortality Not Large. Only about 11 soldiers die in action or of wounds in each 1,000 of mobilized strength on the western European front, acorcding to figures based on the report of the French High commissioner. theaters continue the centers of interest. With the Russian front already broken over a distance of about forty miles between Riga and Friederichstadt, the province of Livonia is fast being overrun by the Germans. Although the Russians have fallen back with great speed all along the line, it seems evident that they have not been put to rout and that the loyal troops are fighting splendid rear guard actions.

This seemingly is borne out by the fact that the German bag of prisoners thus far has been less than eight thousand and their capture in guns only 180. An added menace to the situation of the Russians is contained in an unofficial report that a German fleet is maneuvering at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland. If true, this might indicate that the Germans are preparing for a sally into the gulf with the object to attack Reval, the fortified seaport, and to bottle up the Russian ships inside the gulf, or even of proceeding after the Russian fleet and attempting to destroy it, which accomplished, would leave Kronstadt and Petrograd virtually at the mercy of the enemy's guns. The Italian commander in chief, General Cadorna, continues his reticence concerning operations he has in view against the Austrians, his latest commuication merely announcing the continuation of the heavy fighting northeast of Gorizia. On the Carso plateau, south of the Brestovizza valley, where Bavarian troops appealed for by the Austrians doubtless have reinforced the Austrian line, counter-attacks of great strength have been thrown, but unsuccessfully, against the Italian front.

Italian airmen have effectively bombarded Hermada heights, the key to Triest, which is in the hands of the Austrians. The western front in France and Belgium remains virtually quiet, except for artillery duels on numerous sectors, trench raiding operations, aerial raids and fights between opposing aviators. A renewal of activity on the Macedonian front is recorded in the latest French official communication but this also is believed carried out to a large extent by the artillery. 00 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 14 15 161 16 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 21 26 26 38 JAN. WARRANT FROM SHELBYVILLE Negro Charged With Malici- ous Shooting Furnished Bond for Appearance.

Lon Crum, was arrested at Fairview Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Claxton. The negro, who is engaged at work on the Jefferson Davis monument, was taken into custody on a warrant from Shelbyville, charging malicious shooting. Crum furnished bond in the sum of $200 for his appearance at the next term of court at Shelbyville and was released. THOMAS BOTTOMLY DEAD. Mr.

Thomas Bottomly, of Louisville, a brother of Mrs. F. J. Brownell and an uncle of Mrs. Frank Yost, died yesterday.

Mrs. Brownell and Mrs. Yost went to Louisville yesterday to attend the funeral,.

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