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THE ABERDEEN WEEKLY, ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi EVENTS Principal Happenings Over the State Told in Short Paragraphs The levee in. the Riverside district of Washington and adjoining counties are intact while the mighty "Fattier of Waters" continues to beat upon the mountains of dirt, graver and bags of sand and they are still holding. The planters of the county, and especially of Leland district, as well as the in dividuals generally, have co-operated splendidly in offering their services for subduing the mighty flood. The planters have sent at different times 1,500 negro laborers to work on the levees. The local post of the Ameri can Legioii are now patrolling along the lino of the levee district. County Agent G. C. Mengee, co-operating with the Woman's Council o the county, is making a special poul try drive at Winona. The intenest in poultry is strong in the county and more chickens will be raised in this county this year than any time during Its history. Mr. Mengee has arranged for a poultry car to stop at Winona each week where poultry will be bought by a buyer at the car. Twenty-three out of 27 negroes ap X lying for teaching certificates in Tip pah in the series of examination held failed, according to Prof. J. E. Pearce' n-cords, only four of these negroes turning in papers even approximating a justification of a passing grade. Tip pih iu-gre teachers, however; -will h ive another set of examinations this week when many f those who failed will probably take another chance at the questions. Farm demonstrators of Mississippi are suggesting to farmers that it is r.i tjoo late to sow lespedeza on oat land or bottom lands that have been recently plowed or are soon to be broken. Lespedeza growcs well all over Mississippi, and in a number of acuities in the state farmers have fo'tnd it a money-making chop, both in hay and seed value. The case r,f Miss Ivy I licks, private secretary f Governor Russell against Co-so v Cefalu. in which ihe plaintlif WOMENS INTEREST IN POLITICS INCREASES Irr Registration Ordered in Hinds Courv ty the Woman Are Coming Out Faster Than Men. Jackson. Women who are eligible to vote, .or who will be after registra tion, are taking much more interest in the question of qualifying themselves this year than they did before. Here in Jackson and Hinds County, where a new registration was ordered for both the city and county, the women are coming forward faster than the men. This 13 especially true in the city. Reports from other parts of the state indicate that women in the cities are showing more interest than those in the rural districts. Thi3 is probably due to the direct influence of women's organizations in the cities, which are active in urging -women not to shirk this important civic duty. While it is only necessary to be reg istered four months before the general election in November, experince has shown that delay is dangerous, and those who procrastinate will find themselves at the last minute just a day or so too late to get on the books in time. Every county registrar will soon ad vertise the fact that he will bring the registration books to each precinct In the county, giving notice of the date in the precinct to register all who have not had opportunity to visit the county seat. This must be done in time for the registrar to reach every precinct at least four months before the election in November. After the registrations close for the general election, the pool books will be made up and the county commission ers will meet to cull out all persons who have not paid poll and other taxes or who may be found to be disqualified from any other cause. In the primary elections it is not necessary to be registered four months before the primary; but those regis tered and qualified to vote in the gen eral election will be entitled to vote ia the primaries. ' FREIGHT RATES ARE TOO HIGH ON rsnn ran 3 n I I RODUGTS JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMIT TEE OP AGRICULTURE MAKES REPORT ON FINDINGS. REDUCTION SHOULD BE MADE Transportation Charges On Agricultu ral Products As Well As Many Other Commodities Are Out of Relation to Price. lit l.-..nu(i damages on account of jnj irh-s revived in an automobile ac cbierit which occured here last sum mer, was settled in circuit court at Guifport, the jury awarding Miss Hi. ks $S00. Gov. Russell came from Jackson to testify in the case. The Attala County chamber of com merce was formally organized at an enthusiastic meeting with the election of Waren Potts, president, and H. T.. Leonard, secretary. Over ?2,000 was readily subscribed for the support of the organization and an aggressive campaign was launched for more mem bers. The boards of supervisors in the delta and the highland counties adjoin ing the same are invoking the Kiger Fame law in order to protect deer whit h have fled from the flood. The ruthless slaughter of deer in times past lias heeii most lamentable, in some in stances one man killing Go in a day. lie town authorities in connection with the Washington County official, backed up by a representative body of the best citizens of Iceland, have been cleaning house. War has been declared on all dives of every sort. jumi.eKujx auu gaiiioimg and vice of e ery kind has been put on the run. Ne.vhebron High School will elect n new principal next session. Prof L. B. OWIara, who has been principal of Newhebron High School for the past irto .-fssiiMis uas ueeiueu not to re main at the head of the school another year. t no vegetable movement from Hazlehurst has ended its first week and the farmers are not very much en- coura ged over prospects. Irices have not been good, and quantities of vege tables are not near as great as once expected. One man was killed and throe per rons wounded in a shooting nffray en gaged in by two families near Brook haven which ended only when tne shot- pun used by one of the men was shot frcmi his hand. Twenty-seven Sunday schools, locat ed in rural sections have been set up by Prof. "W. H. Murlev of Blue Moun tain, field secretary of tne American Sunday school Union of Philadelphia. Pays State $13,000 Jackson. T. M. Henry, insurance commissioner, ha3 paid over to Stokes V. Robertson, state revenue agent, an additional sum of $1S,000. This with the amount of $15,700 previously paid aggregates approximately $29,000 paid over on the revenue agent's claim of approximately $50,000 due to the State. Included in this settlement is the $10, 00') which was tendered to the state treasurer and lefused by him on the ground that it should be paid to the revenue agent or into court. Washington. Transportation rates on products of agriculture, as on many other commodities, now "bear a dis proportionate relation of the price of such commodiies" and. should be im mediately reduced, according to find ings of the joint congressional com mission of agricutlural inquiry, an nounced by Chairman Anderson. Not only should these freight charges come down, the reported declared, but in the future rate-making bodies and rail road traffic officers should give "great er consideration to the relative value of commodities in the making of rates" and let existing charges on high-pricea finished-products stand if necessary to remove cost burdens from basic mate rials." Exhaustive review of the transpor tation situation has convinced tne commission, Chairman Anderson said. that "pyramided per cent advances" of freight rates during the war and fol lowing years "caused dislocation or long-standing relationships between rates on agricultural and industrial products and between competitive en terprises and competitive territories," which dislocation should now be re moved. Tli3 object of ratemaking bodies should be, he said, in present ing the commission's views, "to read just rates so far as practicable . . . to the relationship existing prior to 191S." ' . - I ACL"- 8tfe " 1 V ; " J CV-S iA, vSf ' t " : I aim Ml? x i 1 i Schools Break Attendance Records. Ripley. Practically all the public schools of the county are closed. The session lasted for five and one-half months and was considered one of the most successful , that the county has ever had, John E. Pearce, superintend ent of education of Tippau county, has made the following statement concern ing the attendance daring the past session: "The session just closed shows the best attendance of any year since the inauguration of the public school system in the state." County Gains In Hog 3ales. Yazoo City. Yazoo county is again coming to the front in the production and sale of hogs. Yazoo farmers in March shipped eight carloads of hogs through the county demonstration agent. J. S. McKewen, demonstra tion agent, has sent out question naires relating to hogs'and cattle rais ing, and is espically emphasizing the value of one or more good brood sows on every farm. Much Interest In Scholorship. Yazoo City. Much interest is being manifested by students of the Yazoo City High school in the $4,000 scholar ship to be given by the highway and highway transport education commit tee, of Washington, to the high school student who writes the best essay in the subeject, "What Good Roads Are Doing for the Development of My Community." Much Mississippi Lumber Shipped. Guifport. Much lumber has left Guifport harbor in recent clearances, which are as follows; The Mexican steamer Jalisco, for Tamnico, Mexico, via Houston, 'with 30S.000 feet of lum ber for Dieppe, France, and the Ameri can schooner William K. liurnham, for Sierra Leone. West Africa, with 69$,- 000 feet of lumber. State Truck Growers Ass'n- Active. Jackson. The State Truck Growers' association composed at the. present time of IS branch associations, and having its headquarters at Jackson. has shipped 11 carloads of fruit and vegetables from the state. Sheriff A. L-. Crosby of Waynesboro has announced that he will on the first Monday in June, 1922, sell all lands In "Wayne County where taxes have not teen paid. A splendid increase in cream from this territory has been noted in the past week at the Winona Creamery. The spring pastures are much better than usual at this season and the num ber of fresh milch cows is above the average. Within a short time the engineer or the state highway, commission will make a survey of the road from Stark ille to th A. & M., College prepara tory to actual work in completing a liard-surfaced road of the highest type of construction. The 24th convention of the Mlssis- eippi Federation of Women's Clubs W3LS held at Brookhaven w ith over 100 delegates and a number of visiters in attendance. The first carload of truck from Jones Counfv for 1922 was shipped from Moselle last week. It was a mixed car of cabbage and peas. Gas Fumes Overcome EvangeNt. Columbus. Matthew C. Cayce, 56 of Nashville, Tenn., died from asphyxia tion while taking a bath. He had been conducting a series of revival meet ings at the Church of Christ here. Must Register By July 7th. Jackson. July 7 is the last day upon which Mississippians expecting to par ticipate in the general election in No vember and the August primary for he selection of senatorial and congres sional candidates may register, accord ing to Attorney-General Frank Rober- son. According to Mr. Roberson, the general Impression prevails that per sons desiring to vote must be register ed four months prior to the primary. when the law requires their registra tion only four months before the No vember general electiofl. Tippah Man Promoted. Blue Mountain. Joe Lv McMillin. formerly of thi place, who achieved signal distinction in the American Red Cross during the World War, has been made state agent for Georgia in one of the leading life Insurance companies of the nation. ' Outside of its general conclusions, the commission advanced three spe cific proposals to better transporta tion service for farmers, the first be ing the enlargement of "eomp?titive avenues of disribution through which the largest number of consumers can reasonably be reached;" the second was the extension of through rates on grain "to points of consumption through two or mor? competitive pri mary markets;" and the third, the ex tension of the principle that coarse grains, such as corn, should take lower charges than breadstuffs. Adequate car equipment should also be main tained, it was added. Further, the commission found that "live stock shows marked fluctuation in shipment volume" and that rail roads, stockyards and shippers should cooperate to even out the supply at market points, thus preventing prices and charge impositions, while hay, as the bulkiest farm commodity, requir?d "a reduction in both freight and sales margin before there can be resumption of normal shipments." Costs on live stock distribution also must be brought down, it was held. On dairy products and on cotton, tne commission concluded that freight charges had not had so serious an ef fect as upo nsome other farm stuffs, and as to wool, Mr. Anderson remark ed that its prices "to the producer has been depressed somewhat by freight rates but primarily by disorderly and unscientific marketing." Moving to the study of indirect freight costs affecting farmers as they i enhance prices of things farmers buy. Chairman Anderson said that "ferti lizer prices were found to be close to pre-war basis except for freight costs." Forty prices of farm implements, it was concluded, are now rapidly reced ing to a lower price level," but freight rates now accumulate to the point of being 15 per cent of the pries farmers pay for machinery, while before the war the freight charges constituted but 11 per cent. Coal and steel, being of 'intimate in terest' to the farming consuming pop ulation, the commission likewise de clared that freight charges on steel represented 41 per cent of its cost, while bituminous coal should be sub jected to "reductions in mine price, freight rates and sales margins." As to lumber, it was suggested that railroads could "better afford . . . assessments of relatively higher rates on short haul business to give needed relief to long haul traffic" while petro leum products were found to be influ ences "little if at all" by freight exac tions. Dry goods and other commodi ties were in this category, too, in the commission's expressed opinion. MRS. PETER OLESEN Mrs. Peter Olesen of Colquet, Minn., who has been nominated by the Demo cratic convention at Minneapolis as the candidate for the United States senate. Mrs. Otesen is the first woman to be nominated for this office by a major party. She is a native of Min nesota, a speaker of note and in 1914 was sent to Washington as the dele gate of the governor of Minnesota to the International Child Welfare convention. $1,000,000.00 roe FLOOD CONTROL RESOLUTION RUSHED THROUGH SENATE AND HOUSE WITHI N HOUR AFTER PROPOSED. FOR IMMEDIATE RELIEF $7,OC0,000 Carried in Army Bill To Be Handled by Mississippi River Com Mission Not Available Until July 1. Will Relieve Situation. Taste is a matter of tobacco quality We state it as our honest belief that the tobaccos used in ChejrerneJd are of Hner quality (and hence of better taste) than in anV other cigarette at the price. Uzgttt d Mjerj To baa Ct. .-J terns CIGARETTES of Turkish and Domestic tobaccos blended 1 ii 1 fi H 20 for 18c 10 for 9c Vacuum tint of 50 - 45c rii J muh is, ki y instantly opens your hcr.d and makes breathing casv. Hrc for CATARRH COLDS' COUGHS 75 at stores or Jfir by mail. A.i !r New York Drur Coucern.Xew York 7J. Washington. The sum of one mil lion dollars for control of flood waters of the Mississippi river, now at the highest stage in years, was made avail able by a resolution Tusheri throueh through the Senate and House within an hour after the proposal made by southern members had been approved by Secretary Weeks and Director Daw es of the budget. ' In presenting the resolution, chair man Madden of the appropriations committee explained that nearly $7, 000.000 was carried in the pending army bill to bp handled by the Missis sippi river commission under the flood control. This fund would not be avail able until after July 1, but Mr. Madden declared an emergency existed and that without immediate help tnere was danger of tremendous loss of life and property damage, for otherwise 1h flood waters might overrun the levees and extend to the Yallley. Secretary Weeks, in a letter to con gress, urging the immediate considera tion of the relief resolution, said the flood stage was extreme, and that the water was higher at places than ever known before, that along stretches of 20 miles it was above the levees. The loss of life, should the levees be unable to stand the strain much longer, and break, would be incalcul able and would result in a great nation, al disaster, Secretary Weeks said. Chairman Madden said the resolu tion made no drain upon tne federal treasury, as it merely authorized the use at this time of part of the ap propriation soon to be available, and would be deducted later from the bill's total. Good headway has been made, he de clared, in constructing levees so as to prevent flood disasters. 1 . - 7 No work that you farmers do is too rough for clothes made out of Stifei's Indigo Cloth. All Overalls, Jumpers and Work Clothes made of this cloth last longer, wash bet ter and keep their "looks." See that you get it. 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A::.:-: : 1 1 . h .m, !f- T Li S . -s 'n in i ; i."" -rr. i n --; u' h r - f, r ; t -.. u! y HAD FORGOTTEN HIS "LINES' And Bridegroom's Explanation Only Added to the Ludicrodsness of the Situation. A widower in a Pennsylvania town, no burner a young man, gave the lergyinan a gl deal of trouble by his stupidity on the occasion of his HAD TO GO WITHOUT GAP W. N. U.. MEMPHIS, NO. 17-T922. ! STIRRED UP THE COMMUNITY Mr. Johnson Really Had Good Excuse for Not Joining Posse on Hunt for Robbers. S Gap Johnson's Good Reasons for Thinking Confessions C?.n Be a Little Too Public. "Paw," excitedly exclaimed yming" Hunt, "Zeke Yawkey and a passel of fellers are out in front. They say the bank at Tumlinville has heen mhled. sffoml marriage. He seemed to be : and they want you to grah your gun con- i ili'd go with, 'em to hunt the robbers !" "Tell em I'm much obb-eged :md Germany Pays Monthly Installment. Paris. The German government has paid the reparations commission the first monthly installment on the new schedule of payments fixed by the commission on March 21, in pursuance to decisions of the allied finance min isters. The installment just paid was 18,000,000 gold marks, and subsequent payments are to bo 50,000,000 gold marks monthly. KisfVM'il by some spirit of trariety. When told to give his right han1 he gave his left. When the minister said: "S;iv this after nio, lit mediately replied: "Say thN after me." Then, when the words lit' wa to repeat wei e given, be w as stolidly silent. At last be seemed to be auare that the minister was somewhat dis turbed, and in the middle of the service he upset the reverend gen tleman's gravity . by volunteering this apology: powerful sorry. line replied (J.ip Johnson of P.umpus Kidge. -but I aint' in no im- i shape to em. (Jab Jusneil dropped in a spell ago and 'lowed thar ; as he was going to be married ti.is ;f- : ternoon to the Widder yi. '..i kit. dale ; b.e'd like to bo'rry my best britches to ; wear during the aneetlote. aiil as I lei! j I'd just about as su.n sleep o,!,iv as ; not I let him have 'em. And u- maw is just sewing up the gable end of" my obi ones wbur the roan cow hooked me by mistake for her calf or some- "They've been carrying on a revival over tuther side of Muur i' . for j quite a sj.ell." related Cap J. ! r.uiii!i Kidge. "and a '. .;-. I was had till the e.:,ve:! I fessing in meeting. A sf-ie: ' and let it be kn.wn t!at s! ..: j tain brM her had b ei t: gg. i elopiiig. and two or three ! ! lered with reina rl a i r, ; i j.. ' t tieu:sel i s and ot her g-:.' lime i ee'i- .:' 'ip : c r g I'll - f. i- 'Yoti sH'e. sir, it's so long since I'j tiling. S you tell the gents, Iiunt, was married before that you must that if 'twas ary other time I'd be excuse mixed." Mrs. in v getting these things ! tickled to .go with 'em, but just at present I'll have to lay out."- Kansas (Jitv Star. Sad Case. .Tones (sobbing) The gas i !.! y the i a ! ' a " . : the feller she said .-h-'M 1 o elepe w it It. and a ! ' la h : he'll IM'Vcr i'Vi li h. ei d el : whinped hi!!! tn a e;:-:ard. . ! a passei of gents Jefj ia tie days, elainnng that if eer..! g.'ing t teil i-very thing t! y they didn't feel ilke wai'i.'u ; grand jury set. lb ligb-n i . but 1 sorter 'low it tt t- I j vate isiatter e'ery f ! er !, j like he'd gut t ' confess i and h . but leave other of it." Kansas City Star. A Scratched Record. One day recently Mary llirdella, aire Bishop Beatty Dies. Nashville. The Rt. Rev. Troy Be atty, bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal diocese of Tennessee and acting head of the church in the state since 1919, died at his home here Sunday, follow ing an illness of five days of double pneumonia. N&minated For Collector of Customs. Washington. A. R. Noble, pf Annis toi. Ala., has been nominated by Pres id3nt Harding to be collector of cus toms district No. 19, with headquar ters at Mobile, Ala. Two Rescue Workers Killed. Morgantown, W. V. Two , rescue workers were killed and two others injured at the Almenia mine of the Sturma coal company near here when they were crush?d under a fall of slate while searching for. the bodies of two miners buried several days ago in a cave-in. Gasolin Reserve is Billion Gallons. Washington. A billion gallon stor age of reserve gasoline has been fore cast "by the bureau of mines In a re port showing a reserve ori March 1 of 818,503,000 gallons, the largest in the history of the industry. The poetofflco at Montrose has been changed after 18 years continuous ser. vfce. The new postmaster is BenJ. H. Chatham. A. & M. Buildings Near Completion. Starkvllle. The new buildings which are under con struct ion. for the A. and M. college here are neaxinc X completion. . Ill-Fated Theatre to Be Sold. Washington. What is left of the ill fated Knickerbocker theare the grim walls and the sKe where 97 persons lost their lives whenthe roof collaps ed, last January will be sold this wee &t public auction. Harding Indorses Poppy Day. New York Indorsement of Flanders poppy day by President Harding was announced by the veterans of foreign wars who are heading a move for the wearing of the inter-allied memorial flu we? on memorial day. Stevedores Strike Ended. Baltimore, Md. The strike of negro stevedoers employed in unloading large schooners has been ended by a compromise with the masters of the craft affected by which the laborers received a slight advance in wages. Levee Breaks In Illinois. - Murphysboro. A big break in the levee near Degognia and Fountain Bluff, a small town southwest of here, was reported and water was said to be rushing over many acres of culti rated farm land. No loss of life was reported. Approves $5,000,000 Loan to Liberia Washington. By a rote, of 13 to 9 the house ways and means committee has favorably reported the Fordney resolution authorizing a loan of $5, 000,000 to the republic oi Liberia. company couecmr hh arounu touay ; five, w ere visiting their grandmother, and got his money. w horn they call mamma. Mary liird Mla Jones Well, that's good. What's was singing to one of her dl!s when the matter? Why weep over a paid j mamma joined in on the refrain. Ilar bill? I riet Jane looked up and said, very so- Mrs. Jones Oh. my dear, boo hoo ! herly, "Aw, mamma, your reeord's oh. dear! You see, he was held up scratched." just outside ami came back and oh. j dear collected it all over again. j Too many people do not even think New York Sun. I 'hey are thinking. Poor Henry. I leek "I yon play any ment?" Peek (sadly) "S- e. at l.'ome." P.omoii Transi ri; Don't Wo, tv beeau-e you h i' a mistake; jm; might hae wore one. 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