THE MACON BEACON, MACON. MISSISSIPPI
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J Conflicting Thoughts J
HOLD TI WOMEN
N ALLEGED FRAUD
For Infanta and Children,
From All Sections
of the State
Mothers Know That
ALLEGED ' GOVERNMENT . PUR
CHASES" BAIT USED TO EN
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WORKING GIRLS ARE VICTIMS
Professional Men, Merchants anc
Wealthy Women Also in List of
Alleged Victims For About
$175,000 in Cash.
Kansas City, Mo Two women
prominent locally, are under arrest
here in connection .with an alleged
swindle amounting to $175,000 in cash,
according to estimates of the author!
ties. Motes given by reported victims
amount to nearly $1,000,000, it was
etated by E. .1. Curtin, assistant pros
cuter, but they will be pronounced
The women are Mrs. Samuel Tranin,
wife of a produce merchant, and Mrs.
R. E. Samis, wife of a motor car sup
ply dealer. Both were arraigned on
"warrants charging obtaining money
under false pretenses. They pleaded
sot guilty and their preliminary hear
ings were set for May 27. They wer
released on $10,000 bonds each.
According to the authorities, per
sons who invested snid that they had
teen offered an opportunity on what
was declared to be an "inside invest
Biont" in some commodity for which
the government was about to enter the
market. Returns of $200 for every $ 1 0-C
Invested are said to have been offered
and aid. A reinvestment, however,
was requested, and iu most cases notes
Professional men, merchants and
wealthy women are repo"te.l to have
lost sums ranging as high as $10,o00.
while many working girls lost their
savings, it was stated at the prosecu
tor's office. Most of the victims of
the alleged swindle were women, As
sistant Prosecutor Curtis said. One ol
them, 74 years old, told him that she
bad been threatened in case she
treuld disclose her losses,
Among the victims of the alleged
trwindle were two women who told the
prosecutor they had lost $40,000 and
$23,000, respectively. A minister re
ported a loss of $2,000. A man promi
nent In local politics said that he sold
his motor car to invest $1,000, which
.6 lost. A lawyer said that he had
ten Tfc'fnif.eu of ;".500. JCumeroue
-"working girls reported losses of from
$100 to $1,000.
The alleged fraud is said to have
Started tour years ago. The first in
vestments were tnall ones, it is said.
They grew larger and larger, however
as reports of the profitable invest
ments were quietly circulated. The
money obtained from one person was
used to py off another, it is declared
KOREA ASKS RECOGNITION
Wan League of Nations To Liberate
Them From Japan To Be
Paris. A petition from the Korean
eople and nation asking for liberation
Irom .Japan was submitted to the
peace conference by representatives
' wf Korea. Trie petition aNo asks for
recognition of Korea as an independ
ent state and for uullifii at iou of tile j
treaty of Ausrtwt, m I
A treaty signed Aug. 30, 1910. by!
Japan and Kira formally annexed!
the Korean territory to the empire !
of Japan. Th Korean imperial gov-!
frniit'-nt was merthrown in Hios. The!
treaty of IS 10 deprive, the Korean
emperor of political power, chang
ed the name of the country to "Cho
sen" and estaiili.-hi'd the oft ice of the
Japanese governor general. From the
date of the treaty Korea became an j
integral part of the Japanese empire, j
NOTED NURSE'S BODY AT REST
Edith Cavell's Body Finds Rest at
Childhood Homo in Tomb at
London. Edith Cave!l, the nurse,
whose heroism and final execution by
the Germans was one of the great ral
lying cries of Britain during the war,
has been brought, home to her final
rest, y hp is to lie in a specially pre
pared tomb in Norwich, which is the
ecclesiastical shrine of the diocese in
which she was born and spent her girl
hood. Tobacco Stemmery Burns.
Coldsboro, N. C The large tobaccc
stemmery of J. P. Taylor t Co.. here,
was partially destroyed by fire and to
haeio worth more than $l,noo,0:0
stored in the building was damaged.
Marines Stay Until Fall.
Washington. - - Tiie marine brigade
Of the Second division in the army ol
occupation in Germany will be with
drawn from Franco during the com
ing fall, Maj. On. Burnett, command
ant of the corps, announces.
Need Only One Billion.
Washington. One billion dollars
Will be needed to meet, the needs o!
the railroad administration in live
. opinion of reuators and congressmen
who.are a-se. aiding hen; for the meet
lag of congress.
OVER TWO MILLION MEN OUT
All Troops Will Be Discharged By
August 1 Under Present
Washington. Demobilization of the
war army has passed the two million
mark, Gen. March, chief of staff, an
nounces, and the number of troops re
turned from France now exceeds 1,
UOO.OOO. Official estimates of the general
Staff show that a continuation of the
present rate of transporting troops
from France will result in the reduc
tion by Aug. 1 of the American force
in France and Germany to 225.924 of
ficers and men. including combat and
service of supply troops, marine de
tachments and the navy personnel at
tached to the army.
SOLDIERS RETURN TO FARMS
Farmer Boys Return To Rural Life As
Soon As Discharged From
Washington. The majority of sol
diers who entered the army from
farms are returning to that work im
mediately upon being discharged, ac
cording to an announcement by the de
partment of agriculture. Careful sur
veys made by farm help specialists
were said to refute published state
ments that from 75 to 80 per cent of
the farmers in the army were seeking
other occupations. In one camp alone
the specialists found that 9S per cent
of the soldier-fanners who had been
discharged actually had returned to
RETURNTR00PS FROM RUSSIA
American Soldiers in North Russia To
Start Home Early In June,
Archangel. Tentative arrangements
are being made to begin the withdraw,
al of American troops from North Rus
sia early in June. These plane have
been taken up because of the public
announcement of the plans of the U.
S. government by Secretary of War
Baker, but no definite orders have
been received by the American com
mander. American troops have not
been engaged on a large scale in the
last month's fighting.
VETS TABOO U. S. PENSIONS.
Do Not Desire Pensions From Gov.
ernmen They Fought.
Mobile. Ala. Opposition to a sug
gestion of legislation providing federal
pensions for Confederate veterans was
expressed by unanimous" vote of mem
bers of the Alabama division. United
Confederate Veterans, in reunion here.
The veterans are said to feel they
should not accept financial aid from
a government they once opposed, even
thoueh they have become loyal citi
zens. CONVICT SHOE CONTRACTOR.
Charged With Bribery and Fraud In
Selling Army Shoes.
BostonFrank 1. Sears, vice presi
dent and general manager of the A. J.
Pates Company, shoe manufacturers
of Webster, was found guilty in the
federal district court of bribery, con
spiracy to bribe, and conspiracy .o de
fraud the government in connection
with a contract to furnish the govern
ment array shoes. Sentence was de
ferred pending an appeal.
Methodists Get Bequest.
New York. A gift of $750,000, half
of the anonymous donor's fortune, to
the Methodist centenary fund, was an
nounced by deorge M. Fowles, treas
urer of the fund. Mr. Fowles said the
gift came from a Western mall who
was not a Methodist, and who request
ed that his name he withheld.
Hitting Old "H. C. L."
New York. The cost of the essen
tials of life, which has assumed such
proportions of oppressiveness, will
soon be reduced, according to a state
ment, issued by Julius Karnes, United
States wheat director.
Own Your Home Campaign.
Washington. Mayors of cities ev
erywhere in the United Spites are
asked to cooperate with the United
States department of labor in its nation-wide
Own Your Own Home cam
saint, which is being conducted.
15 MILLION BUY U. S. BONDS
Amount of Subscriptions Will Be An
nounced Not Later Than
Washington. Fifteen million Amer
leans bought Victory Liberty loai
notes in the Victory drive, accordini
to estimates received by the treasury
from federal reserve banks. This com
pares with about 21,000,000 purchas
ers in the fourth loan, 17,000,000 ii
the third, 9.400,000 in the second ant
four million in the first.
The treasury announces that the of
ficial total probably would not b(
known before May 26. Indications an
that the loan had been heavily over
Banks will have until May 20 to re
port their subscriptions to federal re
serve banks, and the federal reserv
banks will report to the treasury b;
"Reports from all districts indlcati
that in practically the entire countr
the quota was taken without materia
assistance from, the banks," said i
BRITISH OWE U.S.$35,000.00(
Pay For Constructing Liberty Motors
Munitions and Food For Allies
During World War.
Washington. A "complete and com
prehensive settlement" of all claim.)
between the United States and Greal
Britain growing out of the militarj
operations has been reached by thi
American liquidation commission. Pec
retary Baker announces that unde;
the settlement the British government
will pay the United States $3-5,500,
000 as a net and final adjustment.
The claims made by the Unitec
States consisted largely of the Brit
ish government's share in the ex
penses of procuring spruce for avia
lion material, the production of Lib
erty engines, the proportion of Amer
ican wool turned over to Brltisl
manufacturers for uniforms and ship
ments of cotton linters, powder ant
distillates. It was elected the Britlsl
should pay 11 per cent of the total
tost of producing the Liberty engines
This item alone amounting to $18,
MAJ.-GEN. WOOD HELD BYC0F
Army Commander Prevented Fron
Reaching Reviewing Stand by
"Wise" Chicago Cop.
Chicago. Maj.-Gen. Leonard Wood
commander of the Central division o:
the army, looks just like any other sol
dier to a traffic policeman. The state
ment comes from Gen. Wood himself
and explains why he was not in the re
viewing stand when the 1 ittli engineer!
swept along Michigan boulevard.
The general, in trying to make nil
way over the boulevard to the etan
was stopped by a policeman. The mat
in blue was too busy to listen to ex
planalions or expostulations. So tht
general stood among the home foil
and watched the "fighting Thirteenth'
New Plan of Financing.
Paris. A new consortium for th'
financing of Chinese loans was organ
ized by American, French, British aw
Japanese bankers. A reservation wat
made for later participation by Bal
"Boy Scout" Week.
Washington. President Wilson in i
proclamation recommends that the De
rlod beginning June 8 to Flag day
June 14, be observed over the countr;
a "Boy Scout" week.
Granted 8-Hour Day.
Rome. By a ministerial decree
workers on the Italian railways an
granted an eight-hour day, with oni
day off duty weekly.
Mexican Goes to Sweden.
Mexico City. Rodolfo Nervo,. firs
secretary of the Mexican legation a
Rome, has been appointed first secre
tary in charge of the Mexican lega
tions In Sweden and Norway, wPI
headquarters at Stockholm.
Air Casualties Heavy.
Paris. The casualties in the Frenct
air service in the war zone during tin
war were 6,:12S. Outside the war zom
the casualties totaled 1.227, britiginf
l ho aggregate for the whole servici
Clinton Mississippi College will
close the season of 1918-19 on June 10,
with an interesting program.
Winona. The commencement exer
cises of Winona high school will be
gin Sunday morning. May 18.
Jackson. Mississippi has shipped
more than $4,000,000 worth of hogs
since the beginning of the present
Jackson. The lists of candidates
published in the Mississippi papers
show that there are a large number of
Winona. Rev. W. E. Bostick, of the
First Baptist church, states that a
fund of $4,600 has been raised by the
shurch to install a pipe organ.
Natchez. Recent heavy rains
throughout this section have greatly
retarded planting operations and caus-
sd considerable damage to the cotton
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.Yazoo City. Professor T. H. Stan
ley, of Wrayne county, has been chosen
to head the Yazoo county agricultural
high school at Benton for the coming
Jackson. (Pursuant to telegraphic
orders from Provost Marshal-General
Crowder, the state headquarters for
selective draft work in Mississippi
Yazoo City. The Yazoo City chap
ter of the Eastern Star has pledged
$50 and expects to pledge $100 to
ward a college education for deserv
ing orphan boys and girls in the State
Masonic home at Meridian.
Columbus. At a meeting of the mu
nicipal council a special election was
ordered on Monday, June 9, for the
purpose of allowing the electors to
vote on the question of issuing bonds
tor $50,000 for street paving.
Columbus. While engaged in hold
ing up negroes in a dance hall in
South Columbus, Fred Corwin, white
man, aged 26, and a discharged boI
dier, was shot five times by Officers
Lawrence and Cole and killed la
Columbus. The Mississippi Indus'
trial Institute and College in this city
has a blind student, Miss Annie Den
man, who promises to become a conn
petitor of Miss Helen Keller for the
distinction of being the world's great
est sightless authoress.
Magnolia. Dr. W. D. Beacham.
county health officer, visited the Sil
ver Springs church community and ad.
ministered typhoid vaccine free to all
who desired it, with the view of stamp
Ing out typhoid fever which has re
cently appeared in that locality.
Winona. The county agricultural
and home departments, under the di'
rection of J. S. McKewen and Miss
Flora Hines, have completed plans fof
three community fairs in the county
next September to be held at Kil
michael, Duck Hill and Winona.
Charleston. Tho trustees of the
Charleston public schools let the con
tract for the erection of the new
school building on the grounds ad
jacent to the present building for $14,
616, to be finished in time for the
opening of the next session of the
Walthall. At their last meeting the
board of supervisors of Webster coun
ty ordered an election to be held in
the entire county on tho 29th, in which
the question of issuing bonds in the
sum of $250,000 to build good roads
shall be submitted to the qualified
electors of the county.
Charleston. An election has been
called by the board of supervisors ol
Tallahatchie county for May 29, at
which time the question of whether ot
not the county will issue bonds in the
sum of $500,000 for the purpose of
constructing and extending the public
highways of the county to connect
with the improved public highways ot
Sardis. Contracts for the erection
end equipment, with the exception of
desks, of the new Sardis high school
were let by the board of mayor and
Bldermen. The plans call for a mod
ern building in every respect, with an
auditorium with a seating capacity
for about 600 people, a fully equipped
gymnasium, a domestic science de
partment, and other modern improve
Jackson. The following were the
decisions handed down by division A
of the state supreme court:
Sykes, J.: L. S. Kelly vs. Mrs. A.
L. Covington, chancery Union; af
firmed. Craig Nye et al. vs. W. C. Winhorn,
chancery Covington; reversed and re
Mrs. Clara Battle vs. Meridian Light
and Railway Co., circuit Lauderdale;
HoUlen, J.: TJ. S. Fidelity and Guar
anty Co. et al. vs. the Marathon Lum
ber Co., chancery Jones; affirmed.
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j Mineral, joa X"
There are millions of people who
Ruffer almost dally from the horrors
of an acid-stomach indigestion; sour,
gassy, stomach ; distressing heartburn ;
Sickening food-repeating; painful
bloat and that miserable, puffed np,
lumpy feeling after eating. Many of
these people have tried treatment after
treatment; medicine after medicine;
others have gone to doctors and stom
kch specialists and some to hospitals,
but in spite of all of their efforts they
have obtained no lasting relief or a
These symptoms simply mean acid
stomach. If allowed to run on, they
ire very likely to cause a lot of seri
us trouble. Dyspepsia, rheumatism,
gout, lumbago, sciatica, splitting head
ache, dizzy spells, nervousness, sleep
lessness, mental depression, melan
cholia, a feeling of listlessness and
all-goneness these are just a few of
the disorders which enn he traced to
acid-stomach. As a ffiatter of fact,
acid-stomach is often the direct cause
of those almost Incurable conditions
known as catarrh of the stomach, in
testinal ulcer, and cancer of the stom
ach. The lives of those who suffer
from these serious troubles are noth
ing short of dally agony. Surely,
then, you must see how important it
Is to go at once to tliv. tat of the
trouble acid-stomach. You know
Oert What did Myrt do when she
found out you said she was homely?
Mabel Oh, she got real ugly about
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Counterfeiter Caught! The New York health authorities had a Brook
lyn umnufocturcr Denlenced to the penitentiary for selling throughout
the United States millions of "Talcum powder" tablets as Aspirin Tablets.
Don't ask for Aspirin Tablets say "Bayer!"
Don't buy Aspirin in a pill box! Get Bayer package?
Don't forget that the "Bayer Crow" is your only
protection against dangerous counterfeits.
The genuine . American owned "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin" have been proved safe by millions for Pain,
Headache, Neuralgia, Toothache, Earache, Rheumatism,
Lumbago, Colds, Grippe, Influenzal Colds, Joint Pains,
Neuritis. Proper dosage on every "Bayer" package.
Boxes of 12 tablets Bottles of 24 Bottles of 100 Also Capsules.
Aspirin U the trade mirk of Bycr Manufacture of Moaoaceticacidcter of SjIicyUcscid
what acid-mouth does to the teeth-
how it eats right 'through the hard
enamel and causes them to decay.
Think then of the havoc that must
be caused by excess acid la the stom
ach! Even if you are not suffering any
Immediate stomach pains, but are not
feeling just as fit and fine as yon
should, you should by all means make
this test: Go to your drug store at
once and get a big box of EATONIC.
It is in the form of pleasant-tnsting
tablets you eat them like a bit of
candy. EATONIC is prepared for just
one purpose correcting acid-stomach
by driving out the excess acid.
EATONIC literally absorbs the excess
acid. It brings instant relief from
the pains of indigestion, heurtburn,
belching, sour, gassy stomach, bloat,
etc. It makes the stomach pure, sweet,
cool and comfortable, puts it in a nor
mal, healthy condition, so that your
food is properly digested. You need
every bit of strength you can possibly
get out of the food yon eat and
EATONIC helps you get it.
Don't put this test off if yon value
your future good health and happi
ness. You run no chance at all be
cause EATONIO Id absolutely guar
anteed to give you relief or your drug
gist will refund your money. The
cost Is a mere trifle.
If a man is wide nwak during the
day he can afford to sleep at night.
Most of us are willing to take up
our cross, but it must be a gilt one.
Don't fail to say to druggist:
"I want 'Bayer Tablets of Aspirin'
in a Bayer package." The genuine!
Buy only the regular Bayer pack
age with the safety "Bayer Crow"
upon it and on each tablet inside.
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