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' PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBJ . 28, 1919 -h J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE VOLUME 4—NUMBER 77 SUBSCRIPTION: "Kg? 6c CALL NEW VENIRE IN FERRIS CASE One Hundred Men to Report Tomor- j row Morning—Case May Go Into Next Week. Sheriff T. C. Garrott and his aides the county this after are scouring noon in search of one hundred men, drawn as a second special venire m the Ferris case, to report .tomorrow j morning; the Court is usy v* or _ in *f : with the regular juries in an e or to cull one or two meiT who can! , . , , , qualify from that limited number and. with the exception of eleven men who - at noon occupied seats in the jury box ! the first special venire of two hun dred men have gone their various ways. The effort to secure a jury to try the case was begun shortly afternoon Thursday. Predictions that a jury could not be secured from the special venire were heard Qn all sides. These proved to be based on good logic as the venire was exhausted at one j d'clock this afternoon. At ten o'clock Thursday night ten , .... . , chairs in the jury box were filled. The first thing this morning one man was excused. At ten forty-five the box was full, three men being accepted m Vj» row aft f a A score f "T e i ad loned. A minute later the state J had Hised four of its challenges and the tediousas renewed. Both sides have se^^^f challenges to the not expected that good yet and it a jury will be secured .before all are However, there was no ap used up. parent determination on the part of either side this morning to force a long drawn out fight over the jury. Practically every man questioned hac 1 heard of the case and had formed an i opinion. District Attorney Forman and Coun ty Attorney Means Johnston are'be ing assisted in the prosecution by Hill and Witty while the defense is j represented by the firms of Gard- 1 ner, McBee and Gardner, and Whit-j tington and Osborn . | The defendant Ferris, sat ^his | morning surrounded by his attorneys.! Tl w all outward appearance he was i r a!*™ although on trial charged with criminal assault, the penalty in which case, if found guilty, is death. On his right side sat a brother. On his left sat M. Y. Aldridge, jointly indicted with him, but who was granted a sev eranfce when the men were arraigned last Monday morning. With the exception of the lawyers and court attendants there was scar cely a hundred other people in the court room during the morning ses These were all men except five A deputy sheriff at the door examined as the door was entered. ■ sion. every one It is understood that no trouble is being looked for but that the search ing of everyone is only a precaution ary measure. Unless a jury is secured early to morrow the case which is attracting so much interest throughout this sec tion will probably extend over well in to next week. o THE RUMANIAN GOVERNMENT IS Pre-Occupied With the Task of Ex tending Its Administrative Fun ctions To New Territory. BUCHAREST, Nov. 28—The Rum anian government is pre-ocoupiëd with the task of extending its admin istrative functions to the territory the kingdom will acquire under the peace treaty. With Transylvania, Bukovina and a part of Bessarabia and the Banat added to its domains, the coun try will be called upon to meet with many difficult problems treble in area and numbers. It is regarded here as not improbable that the next Ruman ian cabinet will have in it a number of representatives from > Transylvan Indeed some see indications that the next Prime Minister will be M. Maniu, now President of the Execu tive Council of Transylvania. Queen Marie has often expressed a wish that it might be possible to have a few able Americans and English to Rumania to act as fin ia. men come and executive advisers to the If we could induce smart Americans to government, some of your here and act Sr advisory capa come city to us," she said recently to a ' visiting American railroad man, "I tMnk it would be a splendid thing. * They could give us the benefit of their exceptional training and exper- ience and save as from a lot of mis- - — n V t -o- aU the "apooners," male and he arranged, like strikes ||||i ■ Sl THE ITINERANT MERCHANT IS IN ' j Evidence In Every Nook and Corner ! of Mexico City—Population In creased More Than 300,000. Associated Press ^ ons j n t be republic which have crowded a million p erso ns in Mexico j City> Qr more than 3()0>()00 above its : normal population, have greatly in-1 creased t be number of itinerant mer MEXICO CITY, Nov. 28—Condi chants who set up shop where their whim wiHs . It is im p OSsib l e to find! - street - n the cit where some ven - i ! ^ ^ not set ^ up a stalL A person 1 desiring to outfit a house can buy almogt everything needed withou t placing foot within a regular shop, Let a prospective buyer merely hint that he is in the market for something and he is immediately besieged by a crowd of energetic salesmen who dil- [ ate in machine-gun Spanish on the worth of their wares. j Sunday is the busiest day for these merchants. They foregather princi , pally in the plazas, spread hteir goodg about them and patiently wait for customera> Their „umbers are au ted by men and women, boys ^ &n of them selling cand ies, fruits, shoestrings, pottery, tobacco, bright . colored ribbons> shoes, hats, dogs, cats, gophers, and the dozens of j varieties of food of which chili is the most important component. The pla zas present an animated appearance. Bands are playing, whistles are blow ing, newsboys call their editions, man with a wheel of chance beseech es the credulous to try their luck, a boy with a huge basket balanced atop J his head offers sweetmeats at five following him a centavos each and comes a seller of ice cream with his i frozen dainties tucked away in a con tained which he juggles perilously on head b%t never loses a spoonful, and shines a glorious sun which gives hint of brooding problems of exist j 1 | It is a happy life tW native leads | Sunday wheT1 with a few centavos , ^ ^ gtomach with swee ts, j i * * „ sunshine and listen I " as ia f^ rl ^hed b a Mexican band , musl b . " t here is no better in any ; aI1 w his no ■ ence. land. United States, A. man from the who, on a recent took a seat in a plaza, within a few shined, his Sunday morning minutes had his shoes nails manicured, his breakfast serv ed, his morning newspapers delivered, his measure taken for a suit of cloth and was offered an assortment of diamonds and opals at a bargain. He concluded that there may be more modern methods of conducting busi but there certainly is none more es ness picturesque than that employed by the outdoor merchant. -o ADD GREENWICH VILLAGE TO THE Spots of "Atmosphere" That Are No More—Old Residential District Is About Extinct. Associated Press NEW YORK, Nov. 28—Add Green wich Village to the spots of "atmos Like the pherd" that are no more. Bowery and the old down town resi dential district the Bohemia of the metropolis is about extinct. Unconventional people still reside in j the vicinity of Washington Square j but those who knew it in the. old days ; call the present residents posers. Struggling young geniuses, living j in poverty in cheerless attics or sta- ! ble studious no more evade' insistent} landladies by the back stairway. They j don't because the same attics and} stables now lease for anywhere from} $1,500 to $3,600 a year, security de-j manded. The Bohemian restaurants! _j commercialized. There is no dit and prices range with eating pla-j j cre are ces in the White Light district. In MacDougal Alléy and Washing ton Mews where men and women once sacrificed all bodily comforts for art. limousines and town cars now stand without. Nurses care for children. > Fresh paint and modern conveniences;having are everywhere. Only geniuses who have arrived can now'afford a resi dence in New York's Bohemia. ■o Want A Women's Fighting- Battalion Associated Press TOKIO, Nov. 28— A Tokio newspa- per prints an advertisement from a Bn W ifii woman here dedaring that owing to the indifference of the young men to their duty she desires to or- ganise a "women's fighting battalion" to join the Sfbermn > V Sl •■Vi mF-r V— ]D F. 1 Next! sßg\ \m \1 j \ .sfr» % tim ifr: i , • j ! j i | j ; } > ! fl* t/:] 3$ f\ J * -Jy . sflk 'll .N V Jj tl to % % V, m m, 4 hUk A «Ni 1 Ill m. ÏA I & ■v;.' VI /1 ■hi: 4 2 DEATH CALLED MR. W.W. MCNEILL One Of City's Most Substantial Citi zens Passed Away In Meridian Sanitarium. . . ths h ^s been m Meridian, where he was takm & treatment. Mr - McNeill was born in Montgom ery count y> Mississippi, and was rear ed there. He came to Greenwood when Mr. W. W. McNeill, one of Green wood's best citizens, died last night at the Tucker Sanitarium in Meri dian, after a prolonged illness. Mr. McNeill had been in failing health for several years and for many mon this county was still a part of Carroll county. In 1875 he held the position of alderman here and has always been actively associated with the business interests of the town. When first coming to this city he held a position with Capt. L. T. Baskett. In 1883, the year he was married to Miss Annie Jones, he went into the mercantile business for himself and remained in same until 1900 when he was forced to retire from his active duties on account of failing health. Mr. McNeill was one of the best known residents of this section. Few men had as many friends as he. For years he had been a member of the Methodist church öf Greenwood and was a noble Christian gentleman. He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge. A widow, and two daughters sur vive Mr. McNeill, Mrs. W. D. McLeod and Mrs. E. O. Simmons, of Green wood. The remains will reach this city to night at 8:30 o'clock by tfte way of Jacksoh. The funeral will be held Sat urday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the family residence, 309 East Washing ton Street, conducted by Rev. J. A. Hall. Interment will be made in the Warner Wells, John Brogan and O. L. Kimbrough; Honorary: Dr. T. R. Hen derson, W. R. Bell, Judge A. McC. I. O. O. Cemetery. The pall-bearers will be: Active, Messrs. W. L. Ray, Lloyd DeLoach, G. A. Wade, W. L .Craig, A. Peteet, Kimbrough, Gid Montjoy, Sr., J. T. Flanagän, C. E. Wright, Walter Pil ] ow and J. E. Mann, raids for arms continue. case has -occurred in County Kerry o y Sinn Fein Raids For Arms Continue DUBLIN ,Nov .28—The Sinn Fein A notable where a sportsman going out for a daÿ's shooting was held up by men with revolvers and his gun had cart ridges taken, the raiders stating that their action was a protest against his accepted a permit to shoot from the English Government, In Clare a farmer, who was on his way to mass at Cooraclare with his daughter, was held up by ten masked men and made to deliver' up two guns and revolvers . What he was doing with these on the way to mass is not revealed in' the accounts received. -o- The country^ at large will overlook the incident, but Senator Gore will take note with rather keen interest that an Oklahoma Congressional dis- trict baa nominated by an overwhelm- ing vote a candidate who baaed his canvass on support of the League of NatiMis. ÄI ms? ■ -, TO SELL BONDS FOR GIRIB HOME Mrs. W. R. Humphrey And Committee Will Commence Campaign On Next Tuesday." terest with maturity a definite date and will be retired as soon as pos sible. a Mrs. W. R. Humphrey, trustee for ■ ! the building committee, who is endea voring to raise funds for the building | of club rooms and a home for the bus iness women of Greenwood, will com mence the sale of bonds on next Tues day. The bonds will be issued through a lien on the property, bearing in ! Mrs. Humphrey and her committee to assist in the sale of the bonds will pass on all plans and specifications of the building. The plan is to have the $50,000 worth of bonds sold by Christmas and the erection of the home will be star ted as soon as possible. At least for ty rooms will be included in tlfe build ing, with hot and cold baths ,a kitch enette, dining room, parlors and a first class restaurant. Mrs. M. L. Turnage, president of the club, and a committee which she appointed to assist her, will solicit contributions to aid in the furnishing of the club rooms. « * * -O* FOOTBALL GAME RESULTED IN TIE I é/r After Hard Fought Contest, Neither Team Could Win a Victory—Big Crowd Present. One of the most exciting football games ever played in Greenwood was staged yesterday, Thanskgiving, when the Winona High School team met the Greenwood Highs and the hard fought contest resulted in a tied score of 0 to 0. A crowd, said to be the largest that has ever attended a local school game, was present. It is estimated that one thousand persons witnessed the game. Greenwood was outweighted about twenty pounds to the man, but despite this handicap they swept their oppo nents off their feet and keep the fight in the Winona territory during the greater part of the game. Greenwood was penalized 85 yards to the oppos ing team five yards. Charley Abbott and Evan Fuller did splendid defensive work, while Louie Orlansky and Howell Peel featured in offensive mandeuvers. The local high school is planning to make the game with Winona an an nual affair to take place each Thanks giving Day. TEMPERATURE—Highest, 60 de grees; lowest, 58 degrees; at 7 a. m. 42 degrees; precipitation 1.67; river gauge 2M; change 24 tan, none. o «Sk************ * * THE WEATHER * * * 4 c * *<* *4c******** MISSISSIPPI—Local, rains and colder Friday; Saturday probably rain; colder in the south portion; mo- derate northeast winds . s- fe y I, ULTIMATUM MAY BE SENT MEXICO U. S. Government Has No Intention Of Receding Its Posituih In Re gard To Jenkins Affair. Associated Press WASHINGTON, Nov. 28—Althou gh further investigation will be made, the American government has no in tention of receding its position in the Jenkins case, administration officials declared today. The government, they said, is prepared for the next step, which may take the form of an ulti matum to the Mexican government. -o « ■5C * COTTON MARKETS* * * ************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Prev Open High Low Close C ose 37.00 37.70j36.63l37.65 37.40 35.85 36.04 35.50 36.00 36.18 33.75 34.08 33.34 33.88 34.151 Closed 25 up to 27 dowm. New York Spots 39.45—unchanged. NEW* ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Prev. Open High Low Close C!os Dec. - - 138.02138740137.60 ^8^00 |38 jÖ 2 j Jan. - - 36.15 36.35;35.70 36.12 ! 36.40l j Mar. - - j34.25 34.56 33.75 34.30 34.57 , gZ 7 — OQ , —-*-- . XT OSe <~» i ° ~ o TLnn u New Orleans Spots 39.00—unchang Dec. - Jan. - Mar. - ! ed. o GREENWOOD COTTON RECEIPTS. 1918-19 receipts . 1917*18 receipts . Since Sept. 1, 1919, . Same date last year ... Weed ending Nov. 27, Same week last year Stock on hand now. Same date last year .. 160,064 133,197 80,392 95 979 ! *6209 7*179 Î 34 279 43 690 j ! -o A A/''U /Yü l*. lu®lvFII/ J. xiaHj A/Jl CHORUS GIRLS In England, According To Some Of The Theatrical Agents And Stage Managers. Associated Press LONDON, Nov. 28— England is ex periencing a shortage of chorus girls, according to some theatrical agents, and stage managers. Plenty of young women are still anxious to get into the lime-light, but experienced girls are said to be far less plentiful than they were. One theatrical agent has explained the situation thus: During the war a large number of chorus girls ,show girls, and "small part ladies' left the stage for other work. Some are remaining in it per manently; others have not yet come back to the theater. Many girls, too, were married to officers, during the war, and have now no need or inclination to go back to the stage. The lack of first-class show girls for the provincial panto mimes is becoming particularly acute. It is almost impossible to get them to go out of London. Even salaries of four pounds are not tempting i « « than." ? ■W / TROOPS CLASHED IN MEXICO CITY Fighting ■ Occurrs Between Factions Dominated By Carranza and Gen eral Obregon. Associated Press SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 28— j Fighting in Mexico City between the j factions dominated by President Car ! ranza and General Alvaro Obregon is j reported in advices froip the border today. Carranza is reported to have fled to Queretaro for safety. Obre ; gon recently resigned, after announc I ing his candidacy for president. Gen eral Pablo Gonzales, who is reported i at the head of the Carranza forces, is also regarded as a potential presiden ; tial candidate. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28—Reports j that the Carranza and Obregon forces BREAK IS NOT SURPRISE. had clashed in Mexico City has not 1 caused surprise in official Washing ton. It is said however, that if the report is true, the break had occurred j a little earlier than expected. The Mexican reply to the American demand for release of Jenkins, charg es Jenkins made contradictory state ments to the trial judge. This will be investigated immediately by the em bassy at Mexico City. 1 I o A SISTER OF THE PATRIARCH OF THE is a She is The Lady Surma di Bith Mar Shimun, sister of the ruling Patriarch of the Assyrans, the pres ent day remnant of the once power ful nomadic tribes which inhabited Mesopotamia before the incursions of the Arabs. The country whence ! she comes has been identified by some Travelling by steamer ,by train and! on horseback, she has come altogeth Assyrians, The Present Day Remnant Of The Once Powerful Nomadic Tribes Of Mesopotamia. Associated Press LONDON, Nov. 28—There woman in London around whose story the minstrels of old would have wo ven many a ballad, says the Daily News. with the Garden of Eden. j j vivin S 22 ' 000 of her P e °P le have b een , £ athered together at Bakuba, where . they are living under the protection the British civil and military auth Qrities er some 8,000 miles from a town 500 j miles beyond Bagdad to plead, as the; agent of her people, for the restora tioli of lands lost by them when they took arms in behalf of the Allies against the Turks and Kurds. Driven further and further into their mountain fastnesses by repeat ! ed invasions and massacres, the sur "I came to England much aganist my will," said The Lady Sui*ma who speaks English perfectly, never been to Enrope before, there was no one else to come. My brother, the late ruling Patriarch, I have But ! was billed by Kurd treachery; my Î younger brother, who succeeds him, is and an °tl ier brother is serving the P eo Pl e w b° would trust nobody else. "It may seem strange to you that a j woman should be chosen for such a ! difficult task, but it has been the tra dition of our nation that the sister of the heir should take the vow of celibacy and act as her brother's help -1 er during his reign. The territory for which she is pleading with the British government is the oldest known to historians. It lies south of the Caucasus and north of the Euphrates and is the scene of many incidents in the Old Testament story. The life of the people who have been Christians since the days of the earliest teachers, has been one long story of persecution, culfinating in their- flight over the mountains in 1917-18. i'Our villages were razed behind sadly said The Lady Surma, all j flbcks have been driven away,! US, our our people stolen and exhausted, our flocks have been driven away, our ; money stolen and exhausted, our documents burned. We are a people without a country.*' Will Make Effort Get Equal Settlement Associated Press LONDON, Nov. 28—Great Britain has given Jugo Slavia assurances that the Adriatic question will soon be tak- en up by the Supreme Council and Great Britain's influence will be used to secure the equal settlement, ac- cording to dispatches. tl DECIDE SEIZE THE COAL MINES v Goverr.mcnt Will Also Use Troops To Protect Those Who Will Work Drastic Steps Planned. Associated Press WASHINGTON, Nov. 28—The sei zure of the bituminous coal w'here the owners have not shown dis position to co-operate for increasing the production, and the use of troops to protect the miners who desire to work, was decided upon by the gov ernment in an effort to end the coal strike, it was stated officially today, In the mines seized by the ment, fourteen per cent of the wage advance, agreed upon by the cabinet, mines, govern will be put into effect, it is said. It is said there is no general plan for the government control of the mines and each individual case will he decided on its merits. DRASTIC STEPS BE TAKEN. 1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 28—With the wage negotiations conference dis j banded, without having accomplished anything further than bring down the heads of the government criticism from the miners and operators alike. Officials of both the miners and oper ators organizations have professed an inability today to forecast what the next forty eight hours will bring forth. Both admitted they are await ing the government's next move. In official circles, views were expressed that only drastic action would be pos I sible. on The conference disbanded late yes terday afternoon, after the representatives had rejected Fuel Ad ministrator Garfield's proposition of a fourteen per cent wage increase. FUEL SITUATION CRITICAL. CHICAGO, Nov. 28—Cold weather, with snow and sleet in the Middle West and South west, has rendered the fuel situation more critical today, with the coal shortage acute in a number of small cities and .towns. A moderation of the cold wave is pre dicted by tomorrow the forecasts state. However, in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the miners are apparently firm in their determination not to return to work until a wage agreement is reached, Governor Allen of Kansas, is calling for volunteers to work in the mines. Governor Gardner of Missouri, ! nounces he will call a conference of the governors unless the government acts today. In Kànsas City, Mo., the schools and theatres have been closed, miners an -o , . _ . , , . , -ons of docks, dredges and tugs s an °ttset to Germany s warships GUn ^ a t Scape Flow. It is indicated Germany will stand pat on her propo sition to refer disputes to the Hague Tribunal. It is should not be held responsible for the acts of the marine forces at Scape. Ccrittciny Ref IISCS TA J f-i UCITläriCl Ol EllldltC Associated Press BERLIN, Nov. 28—It is stated in authoritative quarters that Germany will not comply with the demand of the Entente for four hundred thous claimed Germany count Astor, has been elected to Par liament room, Sutton Division of Ply o Thanksgiving Was Quietly Observed Thanksgiving was quietly observed in Greenwood yesterday. Practically all of the business houses remained closed throughout the day. The annual union Thanksgiving vice was held at the Presbyterian Church at 10 o'clock and a good siz ed crowd was in attendance. Dr. W. C. Tyree, pastor of the Baptist Church, delivered an excellent Than ksgiving sermon. Miss Jane Casey rendered a pleasing solo. ser o Lady Astor Elected To The Parliament Associated Press PLYMOUTH, Nov. 28—Lady Ast or, the American born wife of Vis mouth, in the balloting November 15th, as a result of the voting annouJL ced today. jr -o Planning Agains The Denal ogs Associai 'ess -London is plan- I against the dense il times each winter ! with street traffic jy traffic accidents. Men III frog-penetrating lamps Stationed at points about mere traffic is most con- LONDON, No' mng new m< fogs which . seriously im and caui equip] are tl /