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CALL IN NEW YORK
600,000 UNION MEN CALLED OUT ON 8TRIKE TO AID STRIK ING CARMEN. EIGHTY UNIONS INVOLVED Walkout Scheduled For Wednesday Morning—Practically All Organ ized Workers Are Going Out In Great Struggle. New York.—Organized workers in Virtually every industry In Greater New York were formally called upon to cease work at 8 turn. Wednesday In sympathy with striking traction em ployes. Union leaders assert approxi mately 600,000 men - and women are involved. The call was embodied in resolutions adopted at a conference of labor lead ers representing the federated bodies in all the boroughs of the city as well as many national and internationnal unions. The call, it was said, would be issued not only to organized work ers in New York, but also to those in Westchester county, in which the cit ies of Yonkers, New Rochelle and Mt. Vernon are situated, and would extend throughout a wide range of industries. Hugh Frayne, New York state or ganizer of the American Federation of Labor, announced the determination to .call the sympathetic walkout in the following statement: "It was decided by unanimous vote by representatives of 80 unions of Greater New York and vicinity that there shall be a general suspension of all work in all trades and industries in Greater New York and vicinity, the same to commence Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 a.m. • • Basis For Strike Call. The Central Federated Union, Brook lyn Central Labor Union. United He brew Trades, Bronx Board of Busi ness Agents, Manhattan Building Trades Council, International Tunnel and Subway Constructors' Union, In ternational Machinists' Union, Interna tional Typographical Union, Station ary and Upright Engineers and Fire men's Union and the Eccentric Fire men's Union. The call Is based upon the proposi tion that union men "cannot maintain their self-respect" if they ride upon cars operated by strike-breakers, ac cording to a statement issued by Er nest Bohm, secretary of the Central Federated Union. In cases where con tracts exist, Bohm said, the employers will be notified that the workers have no means of transportation and if the employers cannot provide transporta tion the workers must remain at their homes. Violence Continues. Repeated threats of a great general strike caused all branches of the city government charged with enforcing the laws to prepare for outbreaks of mob violence. Mayor Mitchel's notice that he stood ready to invoke all the civil and military power at his com mand to suppress disorder was follow ed by greater police activity and a warning that persons convicted of en gaging in strike riots would receive heavy punishment. CHARGED WITH 5 MURDERS Inmates of Old Persons' Home Poison ed, It Is Alleged, By Female Superintendent. Hartford, Conn.—Mrs. Amy E. Arch Dr-Gilligan, charged with poisoning five inmates of her home for elderly peo ple at Windsor, has been indicted for first degree'murder by the grand jury. Mrs. Gilligan pleaded not guilty and was remanded to -the county jail with out bond. Upon motion of the attor ney the cases are set for the Decem ber term. The state alleged that Mrs. Gilligan poisoned five persons. Mrs. Gilligan was arrested in May, last, specifically charged with the mur der of an aged man, whose body had been secretly exhumed. Since that time four other bodies have been ex humed and the state alleges that evi dence of a powerful poison was found in all the bodies. All the deaths oc curred at the Archer home. a of as at MEMPHIS TOTAL WRECK. Only Guns, Engines and Other Gear Will Be Salvaged. New York—The United States cruis er Memphis, on the rocks at Santo Domingo, according to report, will be a total loss, and naval officers are confining their efforts to salvaging her guns, engines and other gear. VETERANS SHAKE HANDS. Southerners and Northerners Cement Friendship at Newark. Newark, Ohio.—Clasping hands over the faded and tattered folds of the regimental banner of the Seventy-sixth Regiment, O. Y. I., survivors of the First Arkansas Regiment of the Con federacy and the remnant of th* Ohio Regiment ce*mented the ties of friend ship between the two sectipns when the banner captured by the southern soldiers was returned to Ohio. ty BANDITS TAKE VICTORIA. Force of Alberto Torres Holds Capital of Tamutipas. Brownsville, Tex.—Reports reaching here stated that a band of bandits un der Alberto Carrera Torres has cap tured Victoria, capital of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. Carrera Torres, vkose forces the Carranzaistas have ! of been unable to disperse, has long been troublesome ln that district, according Ui the advices, ; SOLDIER INVENTS GRENADE Hand Grenada Perfected By United Statee Army Offioer Said Jo Be Beat and Safest. Washington.—Within a short time the United States army will have what is said to be the most deadly hand grenade of any of the armies of the world for use in trench and other close fighting. It is a wonderful Instrument of warfare Invented by an American army officer, ft is of the shape and size of the ordinary "big league" base ball. It is thrown exactly as a base ball is thrown, and can, therefore, he "placed with deadly accuracy. The most marvelous feature about the new gTenade is that it can be handled with complete safety when not Intended to deal destruction to the enemy. Unlike the hand grenades now in use in Europe, it will not explode, no master how far it drops to the ground, nor where It strikes. In order to explode the grenade it is thrown from the hand, just like a baseball, with a curve, much as the famous "spit" ball Is thrown. Instead of the bare hands the thrower uses a small Instrument which he holds in his hand and retains there after the ball is thrown. The slight twist given the ball as it leaves the hand causes this little Instrument to set the plung er in the grenade so that it explodes when It reaches its destination. I Army officers believe that the men of this country, if need be, would de velop into the best throwers of hand granades in the world. It is second na ture for almost any man raised in th* | United States to throw accurately. »» T SOLDIERS STAY IN MEXICO I American Soldiers Will Be Kept In j Mexico Indefinitely, Says Commission. New London, Conn.—The American troops will stay in Mexico. This decis ion has been reached by the American | delegates because of Villa's latest dep redations in Chihuahua. Unless Gen. Carranza ceases to insiBt that the bor der question be settled immediately, it was predicted here that the confer ence was doomed to failure. The J Mexican delegates are expecting in structions from Carranza which may prove an ultimatum. After waiting for two days for more I definite news from Chihuahua, the American delegates presented their side. In answer to the claim of the Mexicans that Carranza was restoring law and order, alleviating the condi tion of the peons and reconstructing the railroads, the Americans showed j that Mexico is still In a most deplor able state. In many districts the poor er classes were on the verge of star- 1 vation. Their food had been com mandeered by the "armies" or cornered by speculators. The conditon of the tradespeople in I the larger towns was also found to be growing worse and worse. Not a few had been thrown into jail because of refusal to accept worthless money. Ty phus raged in some districts, practi-1 cally unchecked. Brigandage was found to be ram pant and Indian tribes that before kept themselves hidden in mountainous re cesses had been emboldened by the laxness of the Carranza administra- 1 tion to swoop down on the richer val- ley sections and rob, burn and steal - I SLAYER IS PARDONED. Jesse Whitley, Accused of Killing Wes- ley Munn, His Rival. Little Rock, Ark.—Jesse Whitley of Des Arc, who two years ago shot and killed Wesley Munn, his rival for the hand of Miss Bessie Baty of Des Arc, | has been pardoned by Gov. Hays. Whitley had served about two years of | Chicago.—William E. Webster, su I perintendent of the Pinkerton Agency, says they have nothing on W. C. Wood ward's history. They don't know whether he was ever known as Big Hawley of Memphis or not Govern- a ment agents say they do not know Woodward as Hawley. Woodward de nies it, but admits he is a Memphif | a 21-year sentence. Denies He la Hawley. man. Fight at Revival. Fayetteville, Ark.—Green Terry, 23, | son of A. B. Terry, a prominent farmer of Sunset, this couftty, was lodged in jail here on a charge of assault on El mer Moore, a Crawford county youth, as a result of a fight which occurred at an evangelistic service Saturday of last week. . t West Point, N. Y.—The body of Maj.-1 Gen. Albert L. Mills, chief of the militia Gen. Mills Buried. division of the general staff of the | United States army, who died in Wash ington, was buried in the post cerne- 1 tery at the United States Military | Academy with full military honors. TWO BRITISHERS KILLED. -. Galveston, Texas.—Two British sub-1 jects were taken from their home and wer£ shot and 36 of a party of 38 Car ranza soldiers were killed in a raid Sept. 16 on an Aquila oil camp near Tuxpam, by bandits calling themselves Villistas, according to a report brought here by the steamer Topila from Tam pico. The Carranzaistas put up a hard fight, but were outnumbered and over powered. Killed By Falling Log. Blytheville, Ark.—J. B. Richardson, one of the early pioneers of this coun ty and one of the founders of the vil lage of Delly eight miles west of this city, was killed by a saw log rolling from a wagon. On for Three More Banks Close. Chicago.—Three additional privais banks closed as a result of the alarm of depositors of such institutions fol* lowing several failures, and an inves tigation started by the state's atior n«y. ON WEST FRONT I Galicia 8cene of Bitter I wood, north of the River Somme, but a I were repulsed by artillery and ma chine gun fire, says the official state ment issued by the French war de partment In aerial encounters, 26 German ma chines were forced to descend, the statement adds, many of them being destroyed Lieut. Guynemer account ed for his eighteenth aeroplane, In Lorraine a French pilot pursued I a German for a distance of 12 miles into the German line, killed the pas senger and compelled the machine to descend. Another enemy machine de scended in the forest of Gamecy. In | the Vosges two enemy machines PERSISTENT FIGHTS BRING DOWN MANY GERMAN A8 WELL AS ALLIED AEROPLANES. BOTH SIDES SUFFER LOSSES Struggle—English Make Gains In Macedonia—Czar's Forces Re elsted In Roumanie. Paris.—German troops attacked the French positions on the farm of L'Abbe dived nose downward into the allied lines after fighting allied pilots. On the Somme front there were 29 engagements. Four enemy planes were I brought down. One fell in the Vaux j woods. Two. attacked by Sub-Lieut. Guynemer, descended in flames, after some minutes of fighting, making Guy nemer's seventeenth and eighteenth aeroplanes. A fourth machine crashed to the earth south of Miserey. Three | other German machines were seriously, hit and fell wrecked near Estrees and in the region of Peronne. BATTLES ARE STUBBORN. J Retrograd Says Germans Offer Strong Resistance. Petrograd. —Russians and Austro I ties at various places on the Russia^ and Galician battle front from the Pri pet marshes to the Roumanian Iron tier, according to the Russian official statement. Fifteen hundred Austro Germans were taken prisoners in the fighting on the Upper Sereth river. j —£ Berlin Says 24 Enémy Aeroplanes Are Germans are engaged in stubborn bat SOMME BATTLE CONTINUES. Shot Down. Berlin (Via Sayville).—The great battle on the Somme front in France, says the official statement given out at German army headquarters, is again in full swing. Anglo-French attacks near Courcelette, Rancourt and Bou chavesnes are said to have failed. In numerous air battles, the statement adds, German pilots shot down 24 en tente aeroplanes, the Germans losing gix. - pnii ap uimmcchta CDC AVC " UV * MINNtDU I A art AK& Attended Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument at the National Cemetery. Memphis.—Gov. J. A. Burnquist of Minnesota was in Memphis Saturday to attend the dedication exercises held ln honor of the Union soldiers of Min hesota, who are buried in the Nation al Cemetery. He was enthusiastic in his praise of the new south, by the unprecedented agricultural de velopment and trade expansion in the south during the last ten years. He spoke of the wonderful resources of Tennessee and Arkansas and the re markable growth of Memphis, Members of the governor's party, who accompanied him south to dedi ca t e the shaft unveiled at the Nation a i Cemetery, included C. C. Andrews an( j Thomas P. Wilson of St. Paul, Henry B. Dike aüd Levi Longfellow of Minneapolis. C. F. McDonald of St. Cloud, who constitute the Minnesota monumental commission, and Adjt. of Guy Allen, business man of this Pug" Smith, farmer; Walter Bob Williams, druggist, Madison, may die. The governor said he was amazed staff, Gen. Fred Wood of the governor's TRAIN HITS AUTO. Four Are Injured, One Probably Fa tally, At Forrest City. Forrest City, Ark.—An eastbound freight train on the Rock Island hit an auto on the crossing Just west of the station here, severely injuring four men. city ; Baskins, farmer, were injured. Twelve Trawlers Sunk. F. London.—Twelve Grimsby trawlers *ere sunk in the North Sea by German submarines about the time the Zeppe lins raided England. This leads to the belief that U boats accompanied the airships to afford them a certain amount of protection from attack while crossing the water. Bermuda Swept By Storm. Hamilton, Bermuda.—Bermuda was swept by a severe storm Sunday after noon, very general damage being caused throughout the colony. Postal Deposits Grow. . Washington.— Deposits in postal savings banks during August increased nearly $5,000,000, the largest monthly gain since the system was established. On Sept. 1 a total of 621,000 depositors had accounts aggregating more than $94,000,000 to their credit, * Americans Are Generous. Washington.—American gifts to the principal 60 war relief societies are estimated at $28,896,277.36 by the new year book of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. I in a COTTON YIELD 58.3 PER CENT Late Front Might Augment Yield In Northern Beit—Late Crop Very Light. New Orleans.—The average condi tion of the cotton crop as of average date of Sept. 22 was 58.3 per cent of normal, according to reports from all portions of the belt. This compares with a condition of 61.2, the government figures of Aug. 25, and 60.8 on Sept. 26 of last year. Probably never in the history of the south has cotton opened so rapidly as it has this year. In many sections of the boll weevil devastated territory picking is completed and cotton fields are being plowed for fall sowing of grain, while correspondents agree that outside of North Carolina and some other small sections along the north ern rim of the belt, Nov. 1 will find very little cotton left in the fields. Picking is keeping well up with open ing, except in Texas and Oklahoma, where the pickers are somewhat be hind, and September ginnings will un doubtedly break all records for the month. As a rule growers are selling freely at prevailing prices, but would resist any important decline. Some growers in localities where the crop is poorest constitute an exception to the general rufe to sell as ginned. ' The lint is turning out in good qual ity, although there Is considerable dis appointment as to quantity. In sec tions where boll weevil have been most active farmers are planning widespread diversification. KANSAS MOB LYNCH SLAYER Lynched After Being Convicted of Bru tally Killing Aged German Cou ple at Stillwell. Olathe, Kan.—Full investigation is being conducted on the lynching here of Bert Dudley; convicted of the mur der of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muller, an aged German couple, who lived on a farm near Stillwell. 17 miles south east of here, through Attorney-General Brewster, at the request of Gov. Cap per, and L. Randall, county attorney, who is making the investigation. A large list of witnesses have been subpoenaed at the inquiry and Dr. P. L. -Lathrop, county coroner, who auto matically became sheriff under a Kan sas law that suspends an incumbent af ter a lynching, is conducting an in quest. Few clews had been obtained as to the identity of the mob members, who, after overpowering the guards and battering down the jail doors, hanged Dudley to a telephone pole in the out skirts of town and riddled his body with bullets. — T TENNESSEE TROOPER SHOT Accidentally Shot While Comrade I# Cleaning Rifle—Court Martial * Probable. Eagle Pass, Texas.—Robert W. Bai ley, Jr., known to a wide circle of friends in Memphis as "Bill Bailey, was shot while in his tent Sunday morning at the encampment of the First Tennessee Regiment by the ac cidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a private in Company F of the Nashville battalion. Private Henry Layton, who was the innocent cause of the accident, was cleaning his gun in his tent, three com pany streets away, when it went Off. The bullet tore through all obstruc tions and entered Bailey's body just below the left shoulderblade. In its course the bullet kicked up several pebbles and pieces of metal that wounded two other privates of Com pany G from Nashville. Probably what saved Bailey's life was the fact that the bullet struck a metal guy on the rope holding down his tent. This broke its force and is said by medical officers who attended the wounded man to have kept the missile from passing entirely through his body. Tl^e partial check thus af forded caused the bullet to ricochet, however, and made the wound a much uglier one than it would have had the bullet bored a clean hole. 99 . LOST FOUR DAYS IN WOODS. -■ Couple Were Found In Almost Ex hausted Condition. Lixville Notch, N. H.—Joseph A. Dennison, former assistant district at torney of Suffolk county, Mass., and his wife, who had been lost for nearly four days in the wilderness of the northern foothills of the White Moun tains, were found Sunday. They had suffered from exhaustion and lack of food and sleep. The Dennisons were discovered ln an abandoned logging camp on the shores of Dead Diamond Stream, a wild sec tion of country near the Maine border, and 10 miles from the hotel from which they had set out Wednesday for 8 stroll. a Gov. Burnquist To Memphis. St. Paul.—Gov. J. A. A. Burnquist of Minnesota, accompanied by Adjt.-Gen. F. B. Wood of the Minnesota National Guard, left here for Memphis and Lit tle Rock, where they will take part ii the dedication of monument for civi war soldiers of Chattanooga Postmaster Dies. Chattanooga, Tenn.—John Emory Conner, aged 63 years, postmaster of Chattanooga for three years and for merly sheriff Of Hamilton county, is dead from a Btroke of apoplexy. Kelvinia Sunk By Mine. Washington.—Th© British admiralty has informed the state department that it was convinced tlje British steamer Kelvinia was sunk by a mine and that no further investigations would be made. ( of .Want Grain Cars Released. Chicago.— Owing to the car shortage in Illinois and the complaints made by grain dealers and ei p " itor men, the 111 Inbis Public Utilities Commission sent telegram to the Interstate Commerce Commission at Washington of '.t In of all of the as of of be un the to WA8 DAUGHTER OF FORMER SU PERINTENDENT AND COUN TY DEMONSTRATOR. POOR HEALTH CAUSE OF ACT Drank Sulphuric Acid Her Mother Had Prepared To Use In Seal ing Cans—Despondency Cause of Act, Hazlehurst, Miss. — Miss Marian Dodds, daughter of John M. Dodds, former superintendent of the Oakley State prison farm, and Mrs. Myrtle Dodds, Girls' Canning Club demon strator for Copiah county, committed suicide here by drinking a solution of sulphuric acid. The young lady was 25 years old and had been in ill health for a long time. She had lately been despond ent and protested that she was a bur den to the family. After all but her mother had retired she went to a room where the canning material be longing to her mother was kept and swallowed a preparation used for seal ing cans. To Tour 12 Mississippi Counties. Jackson. Miss.—Sixty meetings, con ducted by Memphis and Mississippi bankers and state agricultural offi cials are being held in 12 counties of North Mississippi in a fight on the boll weevil. The meetings are being conducted by men who have made a study of the way to defeat the Mexi can pest and will fully explain every modern method used in growing tot ton successfully in boll weevil terri tory. is a Cornerstone Is Laid. Clarksdale, Miss.—The cornerstone of the new $30,000 city hall was laid In this city with Masonic ceremonies. Most Worshipful Grand Master Geo. B. Power of Jackson presided. Mr. Power delivered a lecture entreating members of the order to practice Free Masonry in every-day life as well as in the lodge room. During the ceremony Mr. Power was presented with a handsome silver trowel as a memento of the occasion. « Trainmen Acquitted. Columbus, Miss, and John Sloan, conductor and engi neer, respectively, of eastbound pas senger train No. 104 on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, which last Friday ran over pnd killed A. D. Whitfield, an aged Confederate veteran of this city, were tried before Mayor Gunter on a charge of criminal negligence and dis charged. Paul O'Connor Veterans' Sons Organize. West Point, Miss.—Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was in West Point and met with a good number of Sous of Veterans, and after an interesting ad dress by Gen. Forrest, Camp West Point, Sons of Confederate Veterans, was organized, with a large member ship. Judge T. C. Kimbrough was elected commander and R. L. Betty adjutant. Blue Mountain Opens. Blue Mountain, Miss.—Blue Moun- tain College has just opened its forty- fourth annual session. The attendance is the largest of any opening since the great multiplication of boarding schools that began in Mississippi a few years ago. About a dozen states and most of the counties in Missis- sippi are represented. Oil Company Resumes. Union, Miss.—The local plant of the Newton Cotton Oil Company, after making extensive repairs, has resumed operation. While the short cotton crop will hardly warrant the opera tion of the plant at full capacity, it Is thought sufficient material will be brought here to run until Jan. 1. Buys Blooded Cattle. Senatobia, Miss.— T. M. Gregory of a Senatobia mercantile concern, re turned from Kansas City, where he purchased a carload of purebred Poll Durham cattle. These cattle will be placed on the farms of the firm and used as the nucleus of a cattle indus try they intend to build up to help withstand the boll weevil attack. J. Memphian Badly Hurt. Clarksdale, Miss.— L. Q. Gentcn, representing a produce concern of Memphis, had a miraculous escape from death when his car plunged through an open bridge on the Friar Point-Coahoma graveled road in 8H feet of water in the Long Drainage Canal. Milk Inspection Favored. Meridian, Miss.—The principal civic and commercial organizations here have adopted resolutions urging the city administration to appropriate $2, 000 annually for the maintenance of a milk inspection department Woman Burns To Death. Natchez, Miss.—Miss Floy Fowler of Oak Grove was burned to death Tuesday, and the home of her father, Lewis Fowler, destroyed by the fire, resulting from an explosion caused by kerosene in a cooking stove. * he is, Cotton Picking Over. Starkville, Miss.—In some sections of the county cotton picking is prac tically over, and from reports several farmers will not make a bale of cot ton to ten and fiften acres of laïïd planted in the staple. Prison Cotton Sold. Jackson, Miss.—Trustees of the Mississippi state prison sold 400 bales of cotton at an average of 21.49 cents per pound and four carloads of cotton seed at $46.20 a ton. 000; VETERANS TO HOLD JUBILEE Nearly Every 8tate In Union Will Be Represented at Vicksburg Next Year. # Vicksburg, Miss—Congressman J. W. Collier of this district, Vice President W. L. Park] of the Illinois Central, A. H. H. Egan, general manager of the Y. & M. V. Railroad, and Mayor J. J. Hayes of this city conferred here with reference to the big peace jubilee, or reunion of the Bine and Gray, to be held in Vicksburg In October, 1917. Through the efforts of Congressman Collier and other members of the Mis sissippi delegation in Congress an ap propriation sufficient to defray the ex penses of the reunion was passed be fore the adjournment of Congress. Mr. Park said that between 15,000 and 20,000 veterans of the Civil War, representing practically every state in the Union, will be here for the sion. In addition to this large ber of veterans, he anticipates 10,000 additional visitors, embracing friends and relatives of the veterans who will accompany the old soldiers here to what will probably be the last gather ing of its kind in the United States. The city of Vicksburg has made ar rangements to furnish water to the camp, which will be pitched in the big National Military Park. All provisions and other necessities will be provided by the federal government and an of ficer of the United States army will soon be dispatched to Vicksburg to complete the arrangements for hold ing the reunion. SU a occa num a Big Plant To Resume. Vicksburg, Miss.—The T. K. Robin son Company, recently liquidated, through the efforts of the local board of trade, will again resume operations in Vicksburg and the big plant will start within a few weeks. The re opening of the Robinson plant for making molasses and consuming a large amount of produce raised by truck farmers in their canning de partment, will give employment tc hundreds of people. Canning Club Interests. Louin, Mies.—The canning club, the largest in the state, was quite a suc cess here this year, in spite of the storm. Mrs. J. M. Kennedy added in terest to it last spring when she pro fosed to the children who wished to furnish the tomatoes that she would furnish the cans and put the tomatoes up on halves. Thousands of cans have been put up in Louin this summer not only of tomatoes, but of okra, corn, figs, etc. Plan For Trade Day. Wesson, Miss.—The Booster Club has prepared its program and prize list for the annual trade day fair, which will be held here Oct. 20 and 21. These fairs are given f" *e by the club each year and have always been a success, and this year will eclips? all past efforts. Hay Growers Organize. Meridian, Mis.—The Southern Hay Growers' Association was organized in Meridian with the election of offi cers, as follows: W. L. Donaldson of String, Miss., chairman, and Leslie L. Gilbert of Montgomery, secretary. There were 40 hay growers present. Mississippi Sailor Dies. Foxworth, Miss.—The body of Mar- cus Webster Dunaway, a private in the 142nd Coast Artillery, arrived here from San Francisco. The young man died in the hospital at San Francisco. He is the sou of R. D. Dunaway, a prominent farmer of this place. I Fair at Corinth. Corinth, Miss.—The Mississippi-Ten- nessee Fair will begin in Corinth on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Work has been in progress for the last several days on what repairs to buildings were neces- sary and also improving the track. Amory Baptist Church. Amory, Miss.—The ground was bro ken this week and the site laid off for the building of the new $25,000 Baptist Church in Amory, the contract having been let. Camden School Opens. Camden, Miss—Madison County Ag ricultural High School opened its eighth session on the 12th. About 75 boarding students were enrolled. Sold Whiskey In Church. Hermanville, Miss.—Sheriff Daven port arrested two boys, Ed Dodds and J. Lee, negroes, charged with selling whiskey at a church at Hermanville. Freight Bureau Formed. Meridian, Miss. — The Meridian Freight Bureau has been formally or ganized, with G. H. Hayward as man ager and secretary. Revival At Corinth. Corinth, Miss.—Rev. J. H. Fowler, pastor of the Tate Street Baptist Church, is conducting a series of re vivals. Cotton Sells Rapidly. Clarksdale, Miss.—Planters In this section are turning their cotton loose very rapidly, owing to prevailing prices, an indication of which Is illus trated by the.sale during the past few days of 1,400 bales at prices ranging from 18 to 27 cents. ' in Opens New Form School. Jackson, Miss.—W. ff. Taylor, as sistant superintendent of education, returned from Clarke county, where he attended the opening of the agri cultural high school for that county. $2,000 Hopwell School. Hazlehurst, Miss.—The board of trustees of the Hopwell district school h%ve accepted the plans of G. T. Hal is, architect, of this place, for the erection of a frame one-story school building to cost $2,000. Work will begin at an early date. m sumed in the fire which swept the business district, with at loss of $10/ j j Six Buildings Burn. Iuka, Miss.—Six buildings were con* 000; no insurance. ,*■' ■ j ASKING FOR BIDS Be ON EXPO. BUILDING W. A. J. or be in DIRECTOR-GENERAL AND EX ECU« TIVE COMMITTEE HOLD IM PORTANT SESSION. ARCHITECTS MAKE REPORTS Plans and Specifications Have Been Approved and Bids For Construc tion Will Be Opened At Exec utive Meeting Oct. 10. —Jackson. I The executive committee of the Mis sissippi Centennial Exposition held its monthly session at Gulfport Reports were received and approved from the board of architects, which deal large ly with the class of buildings to be used, together with size, type of aicfc» itecture and material. The sketches and plans for the ad ministration building have been ap proved and the director-general was authorized to receive working plans and specifications and to advertise for bids, returnable at the next meeting, October 10, and by that date general plans of the coliseum, the Mississippi building, efficiency building, woman's building, educational building and boys' and girls' building will also be ready for bids. Blus Sky Law Constitutional. Secretary of State Power, having made a formal request of Attorney General Collins for a statement of the salient points of chapter 97 of the acts of 1916, being "An act to regulate the sale and purchase in Mississippi of stocks of private, foreign and domes tic corporations," etc., in other words, the "blue sky law," Gen. Collins ha» gone into the act very thoroughly and has rendered an official opinion, which will be well worth a careful study. The law was approved by the gov ernor April 3, 1916, and bécame effec tive on June 2. The attorney general opines that the law is constitutional, that it is illegal to sell or offer for sale any foreign or domestic corpora tion stocks that do not have real tan gible assets behind the concern; that all values other than cash for stock must be passed by a duly qualified state officer or commission appointed by the governor; applies equally to in creases of stock out of proportion to the real value thereof; does not apply to corporations organized prior to the enactment; provides for severe pun ishment for the violation of its pro« visions. Dynamiters Sought. Gov. Bilbo immediately after his re turn from attending the opening exer cises at the Agricultural an ical College wai to issue a proclama tion offering a reward of $250 for "the detection, arrest and conviction" of the party or parties who were respon sible for the dynamiting of a new school building in Pearl River county. d Mechan Pharmacy Board Alert. It is learned on absolutely reliable and official authority that the mem bers of the Mississippi state board of pharmacy have been busy during the last 30 days securing the names of proprietors of drug stores in the state who are filling prescriptions without a registered man in charge. Members of the board have issued a letter to a number of those who are alleged violators of the pharmaceutical act and will give the names of all such violators to the county attorney of each county, and see that they are brought before the next grand jury. Blakeslee Will Speak. Commissioner of Agriculture H. E. Blakeslee will make an address dur ing the eighth annual convention of the Southern Commercial Congress to he held in Norfolk, Va., December 11 14. When he goes to Norfolk in De cember Mr. Blakeslee will not be com missioner of agriculture, as he has re signed that important position to be come director-general of the Missis-, sippi Centennial Exposition. Urges Illiteracy Fight Miss Ellie Willingham of Eupora, representing the Mississippi illiteracy commission, was a visitor at Acker man aud delivered an interesting ad dress. This commission was created at the recent session of the legisla ture, and is composed of five men and women, Including the state superin tendent of public instruction. Chisolm Gets Federal Position. Fortune N. Chisolm, who for the last five years has been connected with the state department of agricult ure in the feed and fertilizer inspec tion work undler the direction of H. D. Blakeslee, has been appointed Federal food and drug inspector. Cal! For Bank Statements. A call for statements from state banks of their financial condition as of September 12 was issued by th* State Banking Department. Liquor Hearing Set. An agreement has been entered into between attorneys for the Antisaloon League and the state by which the case testing the constitutionally- of the referendum amendment will be heard in vacation by the Mississippi Su preme Court and decided before th# general election in November. I Director General At Gulfport Director General H. E. Blakeslee, of the Mississippi Centennial Exposition, has returned from Gulfport, where he was called from Gulfport, on matters connected with the big show to be held on the gulf coast beginning the latter part of 1917. Centennial Plana Progressing. Mayor S. J. Taylor, vice president of the Mississippi Centennial Exposition, attended a meeting of the executive committee at Gulfport. The exposition plans are now being perfected.