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i DECREE ESTABLISHING REPUBLI CAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT WILL BE PROCLAIMED. MASSES ARE IMPOSED UPON German Agents Even Were Trusted By People—Author Says Men Who Fled From Front Were Slaves of "Black Hundred." f I Petrograd. —The provisional govern ment now intends to publish a decree establishing a republican form of gov ernment throughout Russia before the constituent assembly convenes. Leonid Andreyev, one of Russia's foremost authors, advised the Russian people throughout the world not to de lepair at the situation now prevailing. ; ''Don't despair," he said, thing still 'may be saved. Lose no faith in the revolution. Remember our »revolution is only four months old, while the autocracy which it has over thrown reigned for a thousand years, distorting the physiognomy of the Rus sian people, killing the ideals of civic duty, liberty and conscience and cre ating millions of slaves. That autoc racy filled Russia with rogues and murderers, horse thieves and spies. The ignorant masses have trusted everybody, even those persons who were instigated by German agents as provocateurs and those ambitious mad men who are thirsting for power. Thus the mob was ready to attack the gov ernment, the people, cities, women, children—even themselves. Like fright Every «* * • ened horses, they refused to leave the burning stables. "Those disgraceful men w'ho fled from the front or surrendered or be trayed their comrades are slaves of the 'Black Hundred.' Those who stopped that mad flight and who with bleeding hearts, but steady hands, shot down the fleeing slaves; they are the men of young liberty. That same liberty is enlightening their minds and their conscience. "Today is terrible. To me the near future appears as terrible to contem plate. .. I have seen bearded men weep ■■ while they read the newspaper ac counts of what is happening. The ■mile Is gone from the faces of our men and women. The streets of this unfortunate city appears to me to be mournful and deserted, but in her suf fering and tears Russia will find her strength. "With all the great power which lies In her spirit she will tear from her na tional body the dishonest ones and the traitors—the only foes of Russia's young liberty. ff WILL REVISE WAR TAX BILL Senate Committee Makes Tentative Agreement To Increase Tax On Personal Incomes. Washington.—The senate finance committee reached a tentative agree ment to revise the present $1,670,000, 000 war tax bill so as to raise at least $1,943,000,000. The larger part of the Increase to come from higher income taxes. Members of the committee say it Is possible the total of the bill before it gets to the senate will be $2,000,000, 000. According to the present plan, about $230,000,000 of the increase will be obtained through higher income tax rates—$70,000,000 from individuals and the rest from corporations The com mittee figured on an increase in the normal rate on individuals from two to five per cent and on corporations to eix per cent. The rest of the increase may be obtained by increasing the ex cess profits tax and by consumption taxes on sugar, tea, coffee and coca. Under the program • -$1,062,700,000 would be the total levy this year upon incomes. The present law yields $300, 000,000. The pending bill originally was designed to increase this by $532, 700,000 and the $230,000,000 additional it now is proposed to levy would raise it over the billion mark. BARRED FLORIDA SHEET. Alleged Treasonable Matter Causes Postmaster To Bar Sheet. Tampa, Fla.—The entire edition of the Kissimmee Valley Gazette, one of the oldest newspapers in South Flor ida, was barred from the mails be cause of an advertisement giving no tice of a mass meeting at which the legality of the draft law is to be con sidered and preparations made to fight it out. The Kissimmee postmaster construed the advertisement as trea sonable, says a dispatch. Female Anarchist Gives Bond. New York.—Emma Goldman, the an archist convicted of conspiracy to ob struct the selective draft law, brought here from the federal prison at Jeffer son City, Mo., for a hearing on an ap peal from the sentence, was released on $25,000 bail. Discouraged -Enlistment. Chicago.—George Koop, former can» didate for mayor of Chicago on the so cialist ticket, was arrested on a charge of circulating literature Intended to discourage enlistments. Favors Alien Draft. Washington.—Favorable report on Benator Chamberlain's resolution to empower the government to draft alien citizen» of countries now at war against Germany, but living in this country, was agreed on by the senate military committee. Wolf Will Stick. Berlin.— Dr. W. S. Wolf, the colonial secretary, in a communication to friends in Hamburg, denies a rumor that he is contemplating acceptance gl a foreign office appointment. •Vi THE MAN WITHOUT A (COUNTRY) GARDEN f^usT AMisurt biuL. T ■put -IHaT NUOW ûtTS I 11, If HE 60T M 1IH5 picruRe tr vwoto AUfWfr PÄTRlOP^ oof Of * r , tnwnnmr ♦i iMilii Muni l.ilintli I rjm* !l Mil 1 L !!' I' I I, Ml a a ss HMI I LVT .* 11* r N mmm V m K v: ■* mtm • : >: ■— Svv ,.\i . W: ' MM .. ; (Copyright.) STAYS AT MINIMUM ANOTHER WEEK SEES GERMANY FALL DOWN ON THEIR HER ALDED U-BOAT HORRORS. ONLY 34 VESSELS ARE SUNK Weekly Report By British Admiralty Shows Loss of Only 21 Vessels Above 1,600 Tons—Nearly 6,000 Vessels Sailing. London.—Twenty-one British ves sels of more than 1,600 tons each, and three of less than 1,600 tons each, were sunk last week by mines or sub marines, according to the weekly ad miralty report on shipping losses. One fishing vessel was also sunk. The admiralty's statement follows: Arrivals, 2,791; sailings, 2,791. British merchantmen sunk by mine or submarine, over 1,600 tons, includ ing two previously, 21; under 1,600 tons, 3. British merchant vessels unsuc cessfully attacked, including three pre viously, 15. "British fishing vessels sunk, 1. The announcement of the British admiralty shows an increase of seven vessels of more than 1,600 tons sunk as compared with 14 the previous week. In the smaller category the loss given in the report of the pre vious week is one less, while there was a falling off by seven in the num ber of fishing vessels sunk. The report of the week's sinkings o? British merchantmen would have shown the low record except for a couple of days, when the Gormans had unusual luck. Even with these excep tional days, the total is considered to have been "about normal." The U boats for the previous fortnight had been kept down to a minimum, but for the current week an upward tendency lu the curve would not have been un expected, in view of the vigorous of fensive efforts which the Germans now are putting forward on all fronts and which no doubt are reflected in the orders to the submarine command ers to support the land offensive by strenuous efforts on "the submarine front." On the whole the navy may be said to be fairly well satisfied with the progress being made against the un derwater enemy, and the feeling Is that time is all on the side of the al lies, as everj week sees antisubmarine methods developing and the cc-ordina tion of the various parts of the anti submarine campaign improving. In the meantime, the ship building pro gram is being pressed forward, while in another month the weather and day light conditions will begin to tell against the submarines. « * : * • fl BOOST MUSCLE SHOALS SITE Washington.—An informal meeting, attended by several members of the house, was held in the office of Rep resentative Padgett in the interest of the location of the government nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals. The meeting was called at the suggestion of W. B. Romine and Dr. Clark, of Giles coun ty. The purpose was to secure a more active interest in the enterprise by having a conference with Representa tive Dent, chairman of the house com mittee on military affairs, and Repre sentative Padgett, .chairman of the house committee on naval affairs. Both of these gentlemen are enthus iastic supporters of Muscle Shoals and the conference is expected to result in closer co-operation with the two sena tors from Tennessee and the two from Alabama. ASHAMED OF GERMAN NAME Activities of Germans Cause Ameri can to Eliminate Teutonic Spelling of Name. Philadelphia.—Desiring to relieve his sons of a Teutonic appellation, which he believes will "arouse hostil ity and prove an unnecessary burden In their future social, commercial and professional relations," George W. Ochs, former publisher of the Phila delphia Public Ledger, has petitioned the courts in this city to change his name to George W. Oaks. The name "Ochs." says the petition, is purely Germanic in origin and spelling. "Your petitioner believes that by reason of the atrocious crimes of the German armies and the impenitence of the German nation for the subma rine iniquities, a German name for many years to come will be obnoxious to this country. An Atlantic Port.—Survivors of six American vessels either torpedood by German submarines or wrecked In French waters reached here on a trans-Atlantic steamship. t 11 PREMIER KERENSKY WILL BE ABLE TO COPE WITH PROB LEM AND RESTORE ORDER. SLAVS TAKE 2,000 CAPTIVES Early Reports of Russian Demoraliza tion Denied, Although One Divis ion Revolted—Germans Lose Many Guns and Men. Washington.—The Russian military situation was acknowledged at the Russian embassy to be intensely se rious, but it was said to be not as critical as reflected in some reports. While the Galician army has admit tedly suffered a severe setback, it was pointed out, there is no indication that the defection has spread through out the whole army, or to the other arteries on the 1,000-mile front. Dispatches to the embassy said the Russian and Roumanian armies in the Carpathians still were advancing and had captured 19 guns, several vil lages and several hundred prisoners. Similarly the troops on the Smorgon Krevo front, north of the Galician front, are reported to have captured 50 machine guns, 2,000 Germans and much war material. The forces in volved are largely Siberian. The premier stated that re-estab lishment of the death penalty at the front was necessary, because the gov ernment was faced with the altern? tive of sacrificing the army to a body of traitors and cowards or having re course to r Vne only possible means of inspiring terror. The provisional government, in com plete agreement with the entire army, took the burden of heavy responsibil ity, the premier explained, solely in order to save the lives of heroes who were perishing in the execution of their duty for the sake of their coun try, and to remove the reproach threat ening the good name of Russia. SOLDIER IS HURT BY BOMB First Field Casualty Is Caused By Carelessness In Handling a Live Bomb. With the American Forces in France. —The first field casualty among the American forces occurred here when a soldier became too inquisitive in re gard to the construction of a livo French bomb, which was among the supplies brought to camp for training purposes. He extracted the safety pin in some manner, and very soon there after a loud explosion occurred. For tunately for the soldier, the bomb did not contain a charge of full battle strength, or he would have been blown to pieces. As it was, he escaped with the loss of his right hand. GOETHALS TO FRANCE. He May Head Army Engineers Sent to the Front. Washington.—The possibility that Maj.-Gen. Goethals may go to France to head the American army engineers is forecast among the developments which followed President Wilson's re organization of the shipping board. The general's wish to take up active service at the front was foremost in his mind when the president called him from the retired list of the army. Win Victory on Rumanian Front. Petrograd. —Russia's loyal troops on the Roumanian front have taken 2,000 Germans, with 23 guns and 41 ma chine guns, in an offensive with the Rumanians. AUTOCRACY ENDS IN GREECE. Complete Resumption of Popular Rule In Parliament. Athens.—The meeting of parliament was signalized by a complete resump, tion of popular rule and the end of autocracy in Greece. King Alexander did not take part in the function. The chamber presented a pictu resque scene, with Greeks, Mussul man and Islanders dressed in their quaint native costumes. Premier Ven izelos was acclaimed by a large ma jority of the deputies. Ex-Czar Breaks His Leg. London.—A dispatch to the Ex change Telegraph company from Pe trograd says that former Emperor, Nicholas fell and broke his leg while cycling in the gardens of the Tsarskoe Selo palace, where he has been incar cerated since the revolution. Mexican Laborers on Strike. Mexico City.—Gen. Ricaut, governor of Hamaulipas has gone to Tampico to take command of the situation re sulting in the strike of 15,000 men em ployed in the oil fields thero. I W| LANDED IN EUROPE FEW SPECTATORS ARE PRESENT WHILE SECOND CONTINGENT OF TROOPS DISEMBARK. MEN WERE IN HIGH SPIRITS « • Kermit Roosevelt, Wife, and Child Ar rived at Same Time—"Amexes" Entrained Quickly and Left For the interior. A European Port.—Another Ameri can contingent has safely arrived and disembarked. , The American troops arrived by the isame steamer whereon Kermit Roose velt, his wife and child traveled. When tenders went alongside the vessel the men were in high spirits and frequent ly shouted, "Are we down-hearted?" jwhich was answered with a roaring "No!" given with great enthusiasm. ! Representatives of the general staff jwatched the disembarkation. There was no civic demonstration. Only a few spectators knew of the landing. These cheered and the troops cheered back. The men entrained quickly and left for their new quarters. A signal com pany remained at the port for some hours, and these were the only repre sentatives of the contingent which the public saw. KNOWN AS AMEXES. American Troops Abroad Prefer Their New Title. Paris—The American troops in France have chosen their own sobri quet, adopting the name "Amexes. This was formed by piecing together first two letters of the words Amer ican expedition, in a manner similar to that adopted in forming the word "Anzac," by which the Australian and New Zealand troops in the British forces are known. SIBERTSEES TRENCH ACTION American Commander Watches Trench Warfare From Treetop During Active Engagement. Permanent v Camp of the American Expeditionary Army in France.—Gen. Sibert donned a trench helmet and oc cupied for hours a treetop observa tion post in the rear of t&e first line trenches at the front, where he could see the blaze of big guns and bursting shells all about. x Sibert carried a gas mask with him ready for instant adjustment. In his helmet, the French officers laughingly remarked that the American officer closely resembled Hindenburg. Successive trips of this sort for all the American army staff are planned from now on. The hard training which the Ameri can troops are undergoing is bringing out a marked degree o'f efficiency in young officers who recently joined the army, having undergone training at Plattsburg or at other camps. Regular army officers declare that the quality of these men sets at rest any doubt as to the high standard of leadership in America's vast new army. The young officers have adapted themselves very quickly to the new conditions met here in training with French instructors. They are exceed ingly earnest in their work. They liaye won unstinted praise from older offi cers who have seen long years of mil itary service. CANADA WANTS $100.000,000 Loan To Be Made In United States „ Through Syndicate of New York Bankers. Washington.—Canada is to borrow $100,000,000 in the United States to offset in part the heavy trade balance against her in this country. The loan will run for two years, bear interest at the rate of approximately 6 per cent, and will be made by a syndicate of New York bankers. Negotiations for the loan have been proceeding for some time. The final step, approved by the American gov ernment, was announced by Secre tary McAdoo. One reason why the treasury itself is not making the loan is that such a credit would have to be made in that case indirectly through Great Britain. Another is that heavy demands al ready have been made and are in pros pect upon the $3,000,000,000 authoriz ed by congress as a loan to the allies. a to to In a Submarine Sinks Elevator. Amsterdam.—rA German submarine has sunk a gigantic elevator for the Montevideo, Uruguay, waterworks, which was being towed from Rotter dam to Montevideo by a Dutch tug. SPARE ARGENTINE SHIPS. Germany Promises to Pay for Those That Are Sunk. Buenos Ayres.—The German reply to t,he Argentine note on the question of the torpedoing of Argentine ships was taken under advisement by the council of ministers. It is understood that Germany has granted indemnity in the cases of those already sunk and promises to respect all Argentine ves sels which do not carry contraband of war. Is ing the Aviator Escapes Death. Atlanta, Ga. Brown, flying as an added attraction to the Oldfleld-DePalma racing event, narrowly escaped death when his ma chine smashed into a live electric wire as he was trying to alight in front of the grandstand after making a spec tacular flight. Aviator Lawrene« of Are Concealing Lenlne. Petrograd —According to the Gazette Lenine, the radical agitator, is being concealed in Kronstadt in the guise of a prisoner by the Maximalists. ;V FROM ALL PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI Reports of Interesting Events Boiled Down for Hasty Perusal. Lyman.—At the final meeting of the board of trustees of Wood consolidated schools a faculty was chosen, with Prof. C, H. Allen principal. • • 0 • • Columbus.—Rev. W. S. Slack, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, in this city, has received a call from the Episcopal church at Alexandria, La. • •fit Jackson.—The ' Mississippi Cream erymen's association will meet in this city Aug. 8, to discuss marketing prob lems and to discuss grading of cream. » • m * • Jackson.—R. O. Edwards was ap a pointed clerk of the* United States cir cuit court to succeed L. B. Moseley, deceased. All deputies are reap pointed. Senatobia. — The recent general rains that have fallen over the county insure the largest yield of all kinds of food fcrops that Tate county has had for many years. » t r » • Jackson.—The second battalion of the First Mississippi, ordered to Hat tiesburg for duty in connection with the national guard cantonment there, will have about 400 in line. Corinth.—Taylor Barker was found guilty on a charge of murder in the killing of Joe Holman, which occurred in Corinth last fall, when Barker struck the latter with a heavy piece of timber. • er*» Greenwood.—Arthur Jacks, a young white man about 19 years of age, was shot and probably mortally wounded, by Jim Smith, another young white man, as the culmination of a quarrel over a stolen watermelon. Senatobia.—State Revenue Agent Robertson is making a clean sweep of Tate county for back taxes. All property that has escaped taxation for the past six years has been taxed. Several thousand dollars will be col lected. • »*•'» Columbus.—News has reached here of the lynching of Poe Hibbler, a ne gro, in Pickens county, Alabama, just across the state line from here, for an attempted crime against the daugh ter of a prominent citizen of that county. Meridian.—>The blowing of railroad engine whistles in the corporate lim its of Meridian has been a cause of complaint to city officials, and Mayor Dabney has addressed a letter to the superintendents of railroads, asking for its discontinuanc. 9 9 9*9 Lexington.—County Demonstrator C. M. Rose has received returns from the co-operative car of sheep and hogs that he shipped to> National Stock Yards, 111., and the returns were quite satisfactory. The 145 head of sheep and 10 head of hogs brought $1,080. • • • • • Baldwyn.—While returning from a hunting trip near Alpine, 12 miles west of here, the two sons of Redmond Cox were trudging along a path, when tl$e gun carried by the first boy was accidentally discharged, and instantly killed the older boy. • » * * • Biloxi.—Owing to the fact that there fs a shortage of men in the church, permission for Father Car F. Schap pert, pastor of the Mother of Sorrows Church of this city, to join the United States army on the first draft has been withheld by his superiors in the church at Baltimore. • * t • • Lexington.—At a meeting of the Holmes county chapter of the Amer ican Red Cross, held in the chapter's workroom in the Masonic temple, the following officers were elected: Sena tor H. H. Elmore, chairman; Mrs. H. H. Elmore, vice chairman; Mrs. G. H. McMorrough, secretary; Stephen L. Biîïwell, treasurer. • 9 9 • « New Albany.—The departmnt of home economics in Union county under the leadership of Mrs. H. B. Wiseman, county worker, has been given quite a boost and a great stimulus to the interest of the women and girls of the county by a short course of demon strations and lectures by experts in the employ of the state and federal governments. » 9 9 9 9 9 of Pontotoc—The new courthouse here has been formally accepted by thé board of supervisors, after arranging to have a few finishing touches added to the interior of the building, which will be done immediately. The struc ture is one of the handsomest and most commodious buildings of its kind In the state, and will be completed at a cost of about $100,000. * • • * » MeComb City.—William Hainer, the 16-year-old son of M. Hainer, who suc cessfully passed all examinations and will enter the naval academy at An napolis, received his training at the MeComb City high school, where he had completed only the third year's work. 9 9 9 9 9 Corinth.—Following a quarrel con cerning a horse trade, it is said, David Boswell, itinerant horse dealer of Cor inth, was shot and wounded by Pat Wilson, negro, near Boswell's home. Wilson escaped before the arrival of Officers Robertson and Brownlee. the age 000 est the Cprinth.—The case of Dr. Lee, who Is charged with manslaughter, grow ing out of the death of Miss Mary Mil ler, who died from a criminal opera tion, was continued to the January term of circuit court of account of the absence of Dr. Alexander, a wit ness from Aberdeen. He * 0 » • » Hattiesburg.—The district meeting of the Mississippi.Travelers' associa tion was held at the Hotel Hatties burg with President John W. Arm strong and Secretary James E. Nobles, both of Jackson, in charge. Summit.—Great activity la being manifested in the Red Croat work re cently started here. • • • » » Clinton.—The Red Croat lirat aid class has finished its wurfc and passed on tha final examina/don. Utica.—Alex Yates, a local mer chant, shot G. W. Simmons, manager of the Utica drug company. ■ • * • • Oxford. — Saturday was day" in Oxford. Over four thousand were sold to a Memphis firm. • er»* Cleveland.—The opening services in Cleveland's new Baptist church will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6. 'chicken the with this the this ap • tree Clarksdale.— R. H. Clement, 41 years old, whose home is in Memphis, dropped dead at Rena Lara, Miss. • * • * » Cleveland.—The Bolivar County Red Qross association gave a Red Cross dance in the courthouse in Rosedale. • # * • • Biloxi.—Capt. John R. Meunier, of Troop B, Biloxi, has been overwhelmed with offers to enlist since the first draft. • • • • • Yazoo City.—A general rain ha& fallen In Yazoo county and tlte farm ers are in fine spirits over the crop outlook. cir • i É # # Oxford.— Thé Oxford Red Cross so ciety, a branch of the society at large, is thoroughly organized and equipped for patriotic work. • • * * • Kosciusko.— N. W. Crow, a long-time resident of Dossville, and a highly re spected citizen, ended his life by jumping in a well. had of * * * * • Meridian.—Preparations are undei way at the Circuit clerk's office for the criminal term of circuit court. which convenes on Monday, Aug. 6. • • • » * Biloxi. — City authorities have warned swimmers not to venture out into the Mississippi channel on ac count of the swiftness of the current. the • 9 » • « Biloxi.—Jake Stojicich, of Biloxi, brakeman on the L. & N. railroad, was struck by a water crane while on a freight train and knocked under the moving train. * * * * * Vicksburg.—An attempt is being made by local business organizations of the city to have one of the U. S. army aviation training schools located in Vicksburg. 9 9 9 9 9 Natchez—Adams county veterans of the Spanish-American war recently volunteered their services to the gov ernment in any capacity they may be deemed most fit. 9 9 9 9 9 Columbus.—According to an analy sis by State Chemist W. F. Hand, of the A. & M. college, the Columbus city water is of exceptional quality for drinking purposes. • * e e t Baldwyn.—Rev. F. C. Flowers has resigned from the pastorate of ^he Baptist church in Baldwyn, to accept a call from the church be formerly sterved in New Orleans. of • 9 9 » > Liberty.—The co-operative shipment of cattle, hogs and sheep, which was started about two months ago by the new county agent, E. F. White, con tinues to grow in popularity. • • • * • Wèst Point.— R. L. Betty, secretary of the Merchants' association, requests that every farmer in Clay county visit the "dairy instruction cars" which are to be in West Point Aug. 1. a » » w 0 Natchez—Two aliens, who give their names as Anton Wallstrom and Sol heim Sverre and claim to be Swedes, are held in jail here for failing to reg ister under the selective draft. • »WWW Jackson.—Twenty-five naval recruits who were accepted here several weeks ago and sent home to await their call have been ordered to report at once to the naval station at Norfolk, Va. * * • • • Pachuta.—Tobacco from buyers North Carolina bright leaf tobacco dis trict, have arrived at Pachuta for the purpose of handling the season's crop in this and neighboring counties. ♦ • * • • Water Valley.—A serious and unfor tunate difficulty occurred near Delay, Lafayette county, in which Major Thweat was inflicted with a severe knife wound by his brother-in-law, Jesse Wray. Columbus.—News has been received here from Bigbee Valley, a small town, several mies south of Columbus, stating that Rufus Patty, a prominent citizen of that section, has been shot and seriously wounded by an unknown negro. Mr. Patty, who received a wound in the left side, pulled his re volver and shot three times at his as sailant, one of the bullets piercing the negro's heart, killing him instantly. it in • * 9» • • Enterprise.—Lee Taylor, a prosper ous farmer, who resided seven miles east of this town, was accidentally killed here by a bolt of lightning. He and his little son came into town to make some purchases and when a thunderstorm came up they went out of C. T. Bonney's store to look after their team, and while sheltered be neath an oak tree lightning struck the tree, killing Mr. Taylor. • 0 • * * Starkville. -— During of electric storm here a bolt of lightning struck the main barn at the Btate breeding plant, setting it on fire. The building valued at $7,000, and two smaller structures worth $4,000 each, were completely destroyed, with about twe tons of hay. an the • 9 9 9 9 Greenville.—The Black Bayou drain age commission received bids for $700, 000 worth of six per cent drftînagc bonds. The Bank of Leland, located al Leland, Washington county, bid h'gh est and purchased the entire issue. * • • * • Biloxi.—Charles Solid, a BIhrti chauffeur, charged with speeding, was released from custody by order of Judge W. F. Elmer, Jr., who held that the ordinance under which he was ar rested is unconstitutional because contrary to an act of the state legis lature of 1916. for and M. how that lar s 9 9 9 9 $ Blue Mountain.—Clarence Potts, whe recently moved here from Potts Camp, died from the effects of carbolic acid. He locked himself in his too m and drank probably two ounces of the drug. Death was almost instantaneous. re MISSISSIPPI RANKS HIGH MAGNOLIA STATE SHOWS UP WELL WITH VOLUNTEERS WHEN DRAFT CALL CAME. in Selection of Men in State For Federal Service It Being Made From All Counties Except Six — Secretary Buck Compiles Data. Jackson.—With six counties in the state furnishing their quota of men for the army, and the city of Jackson also showing an excess, the selective draft for the first army will affect just 75 counties In Mississippi. An excess of 105 men from six counties and Jackson are now serving in the national guard pnd the regular army, Pearl River county supplying its actual draft quota and having no excess. The total num ber of the Mississippi quota for the fiirst draft is 10,801 men. The counties which are exempt from the first draft because of sending an excess of volunteers are: Forrest, with an excess of 35 men; George, 9; Greene, 4; Jackson, 6, and Yalobusha, 35. The city of Jackson has an excess of 16 men who are now serving in the infantry and artillery of the Missis sippi national guard and the regular army. The following is a list of the net quota each county in Mississippi is to furnish in the selective draft first call: Adams 46, Alcorn 78, Amite 134, At tala 110, Benton 82, Bolivar 631, Cal Jioun 31, Carroll 107, Chickasaw 146. Choctaw 103, Claiborne 90, Clarke 12, Ciay 70, Coahoma 444, Copiah 123, Covington 84, DeSoto 238, Forrest ex cess 35, Franklin 113, George excess pf 9, Greene excess of 4, Grenada 61, Hancock 86, Harrison 112, Hinds 164, Jackson city excess of 16, Holmes 202, Issaquena 57, Ittawamba 125, Jackson excess of 6, Jasper 126, Jefferson 114, Jefferson Davis 90, Jones 189, Kemper 85, Lafayette 58, Lamar 77, Lauderdale 167, Lawrence 35, Leake 130, Lee 211, Leflore 243, Lincoln 62, Lowndes 151, Madison 216, Marion 56, Marshall 247, Monroe 98, Montgomery 84, Neshoba 147, Newton 108, Noxubee 75, Oktib beha 61, Panola 247, Pearl River 0, Perry 82, Pike 148, Pontotoc 150, Pren tiss 156, Quitman 216, Rankin 115, Scott 110, Sharkey 114, Simpson 107, Smith 130, Stone 61, Sunflower 349, Tallahatchie 374, Tate 155, Tippah 133, Tishomingo 122, Tunica 243, Union 166, Walthall 99, Warren 173, Wash ington >428, Wayne 105, Webster 96, Wilkinson 92, Winston 125, Yalobusha excess of 35, and Yazoo 229. of Plans For Big State Fair. More county exhibits are promised for the Mississippi State fair this year than ever before in the history of the organization. "The county must be the unit in making the state fair a success," says President R. S. Curry of the board of directors. , "Only by having exhibits from the various counties of the state can we hope to make a comprehensive display of the resources of the state. "In former years sufficient emphasis has not been placed on competition be tween the counties. "Emphasis will be placed on food crops, and the conservation of food supplies. The federal government will give us splendid assistance with this feature of the state fair, having prom ised to send its ablest experts here for lectures and demonstrations that will be of the greatest values, especially to our farmers. ' * Soldiers Will Be "Mothered." Mothering the soldiers and sailors to be stationed in Mississippi is the novel and worthy task the Mississippi mothers' congress and Parent-Teacher association has set itself to, as ex plained by the state president, Mrs. H. P. Hughes of the Agricultural col lege, who is planning the movement. The details of the plan will be in the hands of a mothers' service commit tee at each point in the state where "Sammies" or "tars" are encamped. These committees will work with the Y. M. C. A. and omer allied organ izations to make life more homelike for the boys in camp. Garner Turned Loose by Russell. Acting Gov. Lee M. Russell pardon ed Lois C. Garner of Tunica. Garner was sent up for life on a charge of murder. He is a former A. & M. col lege student, who killed Audrey Prince, aged 17 years, at Maud last April. The pardon board refused to recommend a pardon for Garner, who, it is alleged, shot young Prince down in cold blood. Back Taxes May Be Avoided. No back taxes can be collected from timber owners in Mississippi if they raise their assessed valuation to the 100 per cent basis, according to the opinion of Frank Robertson, assistant attorney-general, given at the request of Duncan L. Thompson, chairman of the state tax commission. Officials Wrestling With Anthrax. Anthrax Is present in four Missis sippi f.-ounties, despite a hard fight by officials of the U. S. bureau of animal Industry to conquer the disease. The counties are Hancock, Adams, Pearl River and Warren. Adams is only slightly affected. Nine thousand head of cattle and horses have been vaccinated in Han cock county and 3,000 in Warren. Pearl river county has the disease fairly well under control, but is continuing the fight. R. E. McManus, a private ef the First Mississippi regiment, by his at torney, M. H. Neil, has filed in the circuit court of Copiah county a suit for $50,000 damages. Profî J. C. Carpenter, L. G. Herron and other representatives of the A. & M. college extension forces, are trav eling about the state showing county demonstration agents ard farmers how to construct sweet potato houses that will protect and keep these popu lar and valuable tubers during the collest weather.