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' f (Urmturooh lain (Emrotuntuirctltlj f * T* PUBLISHED ] J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY * « i» VOLUME 4—'NUMBER 112 • GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MI! f, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JANUAR! 8, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION: SINGLE COPY PL. PER MONTH 60c ^ PER YEAR «8.00 ATLANTIC FLEET TO GUANTANAMO To Participate In the Annual Winter Maneouvers and Exercises—Fleet Smaller Than Previous Years. I number of destroyers in port. Of the 108 destroyers attached to the Atlan tic fleet, only 35 have large enough crews to warrant sending them to I Admiral Wilson's flag ' flies from the main of the dreadnought Pennsyl vania, wartime flagship of the Uni ted States fleet. The other dread noughts in the fleet are the Oklaho ma, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Florida, re and Delaware. The North Dakota, recently at Constantinople, is en route to Cuba to join the fleet. Despite the handicaps of depleted and untrained personnel, the fleet this Associated Press OLD POINT COMFORT, Va., Jan. 8—The main body of the Atlantic fleet, including seven dreadnoughts 35 destroyers and, a number of sub marines and auxiliary vessels, under command of Admiral Henry B. Wil son, sails today from Hampton Roads for Guantanamo, Cuba, for the annual winter manoeuvres and exercises. The fleet as constituted is relative ly smaller than previous years due to the fact that lack of men kept the number of pre-dreadnoughts, battle ships »several cruisers and a large sea. 1 year faces the most extensive and comprehensive scedule of winter man Particular atten oeuvrs in history, tion will be given to working out les sons, and problems resulting from the war and in giving a careful test to wartime mechanical inovations. Co i operation between naval aviation for ces and the fleet, experiments in sub marine attack problems and tactical manoeuvrs under high speed, in addi tion to the usual strenuous program | tar ^ et P ra ctice, are expected to d!y P durinT the' sUy" a^GuInt^i^o. j f a -*»•*' „ ..'Mnanwlmr fBStffTppF r^ ^P the^A oLortmdtv to ^ were to give the first opportunity to , experiment with the pracHcabi ity of ^ large tactical units carrying t ei a at Cuan ., jii u-iven a a ' am • « j tr, Trinirlarl nor- ! a . manoeuvrs' en ornnng c c j rou e. ario . . . n p„v, company e ® i 0 ined at ruary -5 the units will be j e t Colon where they will rema March 4, giving all hands an oppor tunity tor s ore eave a ' ! rtb, anrconûnue exeLres ! return to Cuba and cont u . and manoeuvres, including main ai - , tery target practice, unti pu ■ willbe^rokenTurand the" retu^Tvoy- j ! 1 ! I once worked for an old newspap- I own brief respite from the strenuous round of drills when the seventh di- : vision of dreadnoughts goes to Bar er editor down in Missouri, who refus- j ed to publish the death notice of a merchant who had not advertised in : his home paper. He said: "People j who don't advertise in the home paper j never were alive and their passing j away has no news value."—Albany j Park (111.) Record. After arriving in home age started, waters the vessels will scatter to var navy yards of the Atlantic coast IOUS for the annual overhaul period. -o HAD NO NEWS VALUE. MRS. LITE DIED THIS MORNING, j Mrs. M. A. Lite died this morning at 4 o'clock at the home of daughter, ■ Mrs. R. J. Bishop at 207 Gibbs street. ' The deceased was 78 years old. The : funeral will be held here today. ; —- ; NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION, j Notice is hereby given that a spec- i ial election was ordered by the board i of supervisors of Leflore county at its j regular January, 1920, meeting, to be held at the several voting places in ; said county on the 10th day of Feb-| 1920, when the question will be i -o ruary, submitted to the qualified electors of j said county whether the bonds of said j county to the amount of forty-five ; thousand dollars, bearing interest at j the rate of six per cent per annum, payable annually, said bonds to ture not later than twenty five years after date of issuance ,but payable after five years at the option of said ma The proceeds of said bonds county. to be used only in the establishment, equipment, erection of buildings, pur chasing lands, live stock or other nec essary improvement of the Ben. L. Jones Agricultural High School, for white children, of Leflore county, Mississippi, located at the village of Schlater, in said county. By order of the Election Commis This tiie 8th ionen of said county, day of January, 1920. R. B. SCHLATER, T. J. PHILLIPS, S. GILLESPE, m . , V 'X: . im I JOE WILLIAMS SERIOUSLY CUT Wound Was Inflicted By Barnes Ar cher Of Cruger, When Quarrel Occurred Last Night. Joe Williams was cut' and seriously ! injured last night at 11 o'clock in the cofe of the Kitchell Hotel by Barnes Archer of Cruger, when an alterca tion arose between the two. Just how the trouble started could not be ascer tained, but Sheriff W. S. Vardaman stated to a reporter, that both were drinking. It is alleged that Williams struck Archer over the head with a pistol, knocking him through the plate glass window. It is stated that Archer then got to his feet and drew a pocket knife, cutting his assailant in the low- ; er abdomen, inflicting a wound ten | inches lon S- Williams was also cut in the left thl * h ' a three mch ^ ash havin S been inflicted. j Wilhams was taken to the Kings Daughters Hospital. His attending 1 Physician stated this morning that his wound was serious. The physician said that after the cat wa ® mulcted, the intestines escaped and that he ■ re * arded his condition s critical Archer was arresb?d a " d plaCed " tbe count J J a i • ls morning e arranged for a $2,o00 bond and was released He has employed Gardner, MtBee & Gardner as his attorneys. I '■m TT* Salary WeSlCm UlUOIl ! Employees Increased In common with thirty two thous and of their fellow employes in other cities, the local employes of the West ern Union Telegraph Company who have been six months or more in the service of the Company will partici Jn salary j ncreases totaling over i f iv ?J2S n d °SS4gT ar C °CT;" j 1Dg WMWiy 1st. TSnapToyes wntr have been * year ° r m ° re in th ® service ^ receiye a 16 per cent increase I ^ hoge who haye been gix months but legg than a year in the serv ice will | recek/e ^ per cent. Only employes : t wbo rece ^ ve kss than $250 a month ; participate. ! 0 Manager Mrs. N. A. Dodge of the local office says that these increases j are in P ursuance an agreement j reac b e d some time ago between the management and the Association of the Western Union Employes. The W es t ern Union is one of the large cor- ; porations which engages in the pro- ; cegg of collective barga ining with its j employes> and this is the latest of several general increases which have been a ^«tiated as a means of off setting to a certain extent the in creased cost of living wh i c h has fal- | len so heavily upon the salaried i class ' . . . 1 District Five of which the local office was attached, has been discon tinued and the Greenwood office is under the supervision of Mr. J. B. Cheatham, District Commercial Superintendent. Owing to, the increase in business i n ^ be Greenwood office, Mrs. Dodge j gtates that an additional operator and a nother clerk will be added to the : force at once. Mr. Harvard, an ex j perienced operator from Jackson, ar j rived today to accept a position j here. j now j "Glorianna" the scintillating musi ca i CO medy with book and lyrics by ■ Catherine Chisholm Cushing, and the ' mus i c by Rudolf Firml, will be pres- I : e nted by John Cort at the Green ; wood Theatre with Fritzi Scheff in ; the title role, j Fritzi Scheff is the ideal person i ifi ca tion of the impetuous "Glori i anna " > who assumed the role of the j w j do ws friend temporarily. The story : Q f the play revolves around the ; f r i end l y efforts of one friend to se cure for the other her inheritance. To i do so . s he impersonates her friend for "Glorianna" and her friend. Louis F. Spaulding, Mr. and Mrs. Calhoon Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Malone left this afternoon for New Orleans, where they will visit for a few days. *««*** > o FRITIZI SCHEFF IN "GLOR IANNA. j and f or the time being, "Glorianna" j adop ts the widow's weeds of the lat ; ter All almost goes well, but the j unexpected return of somebody up sets their plans and all ends happily Tbe cas t i n support of Miss Scheff included At. H. Wilson, George Ev ere tt, Ursula Ellsworth, June King, Curtis Karpe, James Joseph Dunn, Marie King, Ed Malden, James Simpson, Margery Lane, Harriet Press, Vera Dunn and the one hundred per cent Beauty Chorus. - 0 - Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Thomas arrived Sunday from Greenwood on a visit to Mrs. H. Hart je and Miss Annie Hartj«. k D Counting Noses «5 A .V —C <r. V^V /• % \ :\ ■'»S. V r ,v > ; ••4' Si ^ O. //. Sfe im Wirt. 7 'V (J % -o. *ä' w \V li, 77 -I (Copyright» U.S. SENDS TREE SEEDS TO EUROPE Most Unique New Year's Gift From One Nation To Another—Sent By American Forrestry Assoc. WASHINGTON, . Jan» «ve 'müloin tPee seeds, making the mos t unique New Year's gift one na tion ever made another, are on the wa to Europe American Forestry ^sLiation announced today. They are int * én ded for reforesting the bat t j e area s of France and Belgium and depjleted forests and woodlands 0 f Great Britain. The seeds were pur- : chased by funds raised by members of tbe Association. They include Doug j ag pj r> Western Larch, White Fir, \ Engelman Spruce, Red Oak, Sugar | iyj a p] e> White Ash and Tideland j gp ruce . More seeds are to be sent ' wben f unds are available. - 0 - j . .. ! Marine Demonstrations To Begin April 12th. Z . Associated Press NEW YORK, Jan. 8—For the pur pose of creating nation-wide inter es ^ j n development of the Am- I er i can merchant marine, a series of demonstrations showing marine re Associated Press sources of the country, will begin here April 12 and last one week, it was announced today by the National Ma rine League. | According to P. H. W. Ross, presi-, den t Q f the League, the demonstra- j tions will consist of parades; dinners, a j. w hich prominent marine author jties will be speakers; expositions of i s hjp models and exhibits of cargo handling and shipping devices. John : Barton Payne, Chairman of the Unit ed States Shipping Board; secretary of Commerce J. W. Alexander, and other men prominent in America's commercial development will be in at tendance. While centering in New York, the demonstration will be na tion-wide in scope, it was added. The League, according to its offi cers, now has more than 9,000 mem- ! hers including not only prominent steamship men, but executive heads D f many of the largest manufactur- j e j ng) banking and general business ; r firms in every state of the union. ! - 0 - j CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. The U. S. Civil Service Commis- | sion announces an examination for un skilled laborer, to be held at Green wood, Miss., on Jan. 19, 192Q. Vaca ncies in the Custodian Service at $660 a year will be filled from this examination . Both men and women, if qualified, may enter this examina tion but appointing officers have the legal right to specify the sex desir ed i n requesting certification of .eligi bles. For existing vacancies male eli_ gibles are desired . The distribution of applications will begin on Jan. 12, 1920. Age limits, 20 to 50 years, but this does not apply to persons entitled to preference because of military or naval service. For further informa Hon and applications, address T. F. Prophet, the Secretary, Local Civil Service Board, Greenwood, Miss. . _o_ PARENT-TEACHER MEETING. The Parent-Teacher Association will meet Friday, January 9th, in the high school building at 8:30 p. m. JEFFERSON DAVIS SCHOOL HON OR*ROLL The following pupils names were placed on the Horjför Roll of the Jeff erson Davis School for the past month: V j Third Grade—Elizabeth Dunn, Et bel Keesler, Marian Dickens, Jessye Stinson, Eloise Taylor, Mary Whit tington, Maxwell Yates, Cornelia Rush, Elizabeth Montjoy, Lenora Crook, Ruth Milburn, Alice Barnwell, Louise Guess, Julia Barrier, Graee Exum, Harriet Hamner, Edward Tur nmr, Pee Coolly, William Jones, Vaughn Errin, Clarence Grely, Milton Moorehead, George Meadows, George Pearce - Vesta Kit^eH, Louise Sch ultzz > Bill F Chaiidl^, . Eldred Corn stock > Charles FrXan. Ward Feas ter, Billy Gist, Erh«rgt JÖhhson, Sarah Reginold. ^th B. Grade—-Ruth Forman, Bern ard Dacus, Laurie Hyam, Kathleen Tollison, Richard Sampson, Kenneth Wurtz, Josephine Couty, Frances Hoi- j me s. ^ A. Grade Mabeth Beaman, Mary Catherine Busam, Clara Chambless, Delà Meyer, Margurite Naaman, Mary Pearl Whittle, Cecil Wamble, Mary Ida Dunn, Eleanor Dulin, Josephine Ellington, Frances Gray, Sara Gwin, Jeanette Leftwich, Jewell Melton, Do vey Overby, Sara Prosser, Dorothy Sabin, Sarah Schlater, Mildred Turn er, Nell Baine Wilson, Cullen Bed well , Percy DeLoach, Billy Gearhiser, Orman Kimbrough, Gwin Mounger,, : David Nichols, Porter Peteet. 5 A. Grade—Burton Clark, Christ ine Eubanks, Freida Gellman, Gene vieve Kitchell, Ethel Minyard, Jose phine Stern, John Stokes, Ruby C. Smith, Jewel Westbrook. 5 Grade.—John Everett Gayden, J° se P b Blanchard, Florence Baglan, Ira Boswell. 5 B. Grade—Clinton Pepper, George Taylor, Clinton Lomax, Billy Foun tain, FrAl Sanifer, Walter Samuels, i Elizabeth Rovenhorst, Roanoke Pond, Dolly Galle, Frances Ward, Martha Couty. Sixth Grade — William Woods, Francis McGehee, Laura Lee Thomas, A. B. Langham, Golda Higgins, Julia Mounger, Leela Francis DeLoach, Eulah Bowlus, Margaret Bedwell, An nie Hughes Dixon, Ethel Hogan, Anease Calhoun, Mary Dora Kirby, j Seventh Grade—Clifford Scott, Sal ii e Williford, Louise Beaman, Eugene ! Thomas, Mary Nash Keesler, Theo do re Austin, James Bealle, Sam Gwin, Arch Peteet, Jeannette Arenzon, Eth j e l Baglan, Civiliah Blanchard, Har ; r j e t Barnwell, Mary Bess Guice, Edna ! Garrott, Bessie Comfeild, Mary Eliza j beth Mattox, Mary Ella Magee, Azolee Tupper. ; | Seventh A.—William Ross, Buster i Bright, Shack Smith, Lurline Fulton, Emma Prophet, Joe Whitehead, ; Graham Kitchell, Salem Caplan, Authur Galle, Flora Borsch, Lyle Wil Hams, Frances Wright, Eighth Grade—Hazel Pond, Mil dred Strickland, Annie Mae Melton, Margaret Leftwich, Esther Gelman, Alice Gayden, Martha Feaster, Cath e rine Fox, Etta Furgeson, Edna Mae Cahn, Mollie Bedwell, Theresa Barks da le, Ethel Colvard, Linden Bruce, Annie May Taylor, Louise Whittle, Herman Bruce, Simon Diamond, Lucy Huchins, Frank Gariove. Deputy Sheriff E. H. Crippen and family are today moving county jail to reside. Mr.* Crippen is both deputy sheriff and jailor. ****** -0 into .the Mr. Sam Balkin was a business visitor here yesterday from Schla ter, mingling with his many friends. ! ■ ! GIFT PACKAGES SENT TO GERMANY! Ten Million Marks Worth Of Chari- ; ty Reached This Country From The United States. TIi e shipments are ususally con signed to President Ebert, in order to p reven t their deliveries being delayed by the official customs control. rp be consignments received up to da t e have been allotted to industrial sec tions where the need is greatest suc h as Upper Silesia, the Ruhr dis trict , Saxony, and Thueringia. The eovernment i s simplifying the impor- | of the parcels and large con- | s ig nme nts, by removing the custom:; ieattM to aa . _ 0 _ J T Mail Who Saved Life L0SeS HÎS Pension - Associated Press BERLIN, Jan. 8—Ten million marks worth of charity gifts packages, con taining food and clothing, reached Germany from the United States, dur ing the three months, ending Novem ber 15th. Among the contenta was 100,000 pounds of flour, an equal amount of bacon and 1,000,000 cans of milk. TOKIO, Jan. 8—The Japanese rie ksha-man who saved the life of the f orm er Emperor Nicholas of Russia w hen an attempt was made to kill him on his visit to Japan as crown prince i n 1891 has lost the pension which was p a j d him for many years for that ser v j ce to the Russian ruler. This is the result of the death of the former Em Associated Press peror and the Russian revolution. Nicholas was attacked by a Japan ese policeman with a sabre. Interfer ence by the ricksha-man enabled him to escape with a slight wound. While receiving his pension the ricksha-man ij ved i n luxury but now has returned to t h e work of hauling his ricksha. The Leflore Board of Supervisors was s ^jjj j n session today, but the business to be considered at this mee ting was expected to be completed by this evening and adjournment made. The Board issued an order yester day a n ow ing the sheriff to employ j an itors for the courthouse at a sal ary not exceeding $85 per month, Routine matters of business were -o Board Supervisors Still In Session considered yesterday. -o LEXINGTON ADVERTISER, JANUARY 2nd. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Q. Stigler left yesterday morning for Greenwood where they will reside in the future. Mr. Stigler has accepted a position with the Schilling Auto Co. in that cïty. He still retains his interest in Stigler Drug Co. in Lexington While in our city Mr. Stigler and his esti mable family won a large number of friends who regret their departure, but wish them much success and pros perity in their new home. , -o Hon. Frank E. Everett, of Indiano la, a former distinguished Circuit Judge of this District, was in Green wood on legal business today. THREE CITIES SEEK CONVENTION Clevelend, Cincinnati and Indianapo !.. lis Are Not in Race...Clark Howell .. Chairman Resolutions Committee A^feociated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—Only San Francisco, Chicago and Kansas City are in the race for the next Demo cratic National Convention when the to National committee met today choose the time and place for the 1920 meeting. Ohio and Indiana did not signify their intention to compete for the conven- h tion although Cleveland, Cincinnati On roll call the states of and Indianapolis were previously in the race. Clark Howell, of Georgia was appointed chairman of the résolu tions committee. One of the first ac tions of the committee was a vote that until the National Convention was made definite the number of the asso ciates of the Woman's National Com mittee, as now constituted, to contin ue in office. -o Two Thousand Were Killed In Earthkuake Associated Press MEXICO CITY, Jan. 8—(Wednes day)—It is estimated that the number of casualties attending the earthqauke Saturday in the Western part of the State of Vera Cruz, standir two thous- ; and or more. A new earth shock was held here this morning. j ill Berlin To StOCKnOlm ; -today j BERLIN, Jan. 8—A new telephone line has just been opened from Ber lin to Stockholm. The distance is 625 miles of which 80 miles are of cable, said here to be one of the longest telephone cables in the world. -o Telephone Line From en i n g the telephone apparatus. both cable i and i n g stations the sounds are raised to their original strength, PARIS, ,Tan. 8-August Renoir, I the famous French impressionist, died at Gagnes this week; aged 78 on the dav that his picture of the Pon> Neuf fetched 100,000 francs at an art gaJe Jn hig th he often pa i d for his dinner with a picture. Renoir was one of the first of the Associated Press The lowering of the electric-impulse in parsing through tire cable is in part overcome by special construction of that part of the line and by strength At Tfie Famous French • • 4 . T\ J Impressionist Bead o i Associated Press impressionists. He worked to the last and died with his palette in his hands, «j f ee j j am j us t beginning to know niy trade," he said when he was .well over 70 . _ 0 - pvjij • WniTIPTI ^Ull pp K Weint SufTrS^e Associated Press MANILA, Jan. 8—The women of the Philippines have launched a campaign for suffrage. The senate committee has been holding public hearings on the Sison bill, providing for their enfranchisement. o : -- „ „ 08 : an - ' ' Q ' Qn of rn o fi ^ ar ' ' " j ?®' 15 qSIoa Q? May - - ib.Sb a.w ( à . - I Closed unchanged, New York Spots 39.2k j j x. ;. ; ■. ************* ^ * COTTON MARKETS; * ************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Prev. Open High Low Close C os 3 25 up. New Orleans market closed on ac count of the Battle of New Orleans. 0 : | * THE WEATHER * ************** ; MISSISSIPPI — Rain Thursday; j colder in the North and Central por ************** * * * 1 tions Friday much colder and pro bably fair; fresh to strong southeast w i nds D n the coast, shifting to the ! northwest by Friday morning. j ' - j Local Observations. TEMPERATURE—Highest, 51 de lowest, 40 degrees precipitation grees g3 river gauge 28.7 fall in 24 hours q. 3. j Miss Annie Long Stenhens, j j > Local Observer. ; : DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADERS MEET Banquet Tonight Expected To Be Greatest Of Kind In History Of The Party. Associated Press WASHINGTON, dozen speakers representing the var i° us wings of the Democratic Partv, including mostly those prominently mentioned for the Presidency nô hand Jan. 8—With a to voice their views on current issues, be read ' th eJackson Day banquet to h 6 held here tonight for the party leaders ,is expected to be the greatest event of its kind in the history of the The banquet will follow a and a lette rfrom President Wilson to P art y meet > n ? of the National Committee today to select the time and place of holding the 1920 National ( onvention. The contents of President Wilson's k tter is closely guarded, but the committee members expect it to touch on the peace treaty as a campaign is sue and possibly outline the Presi dent's attitude toward a third term. Much interest is centering in the address of William Jennings Bryan, his re " hosl ; "j 11 m " k . . turn to party councils, after being absent for several months. Reports that he will disagree with the Presi dent, regarding the treat)' and put himself in the race for the Presiden tial nomination, has started endless speculation, although the reports re main unverified. DENOUNCE REPUBLICANS. WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—A resolu tion endorsing the treaty of Versail les and denouncing as unpatriotic the attitude of the Senators who would defeat it directly or by nullifying res ervations, was unanimously adopted by the Democratic National j Committee. "Arrogant" Republican leaders of the Senate were denounced as having earned the "contempt of the world" by throttling the treaty for seV en months and the Senate was call e ,-i upon to "quit playing politics with the question of ratification, i y to his efforts for world peace, was adopted. I y* Reviewing the legislative record 0 f the two Wilson administration: . and the manner in which the wal wâ. .. won, resolutions expressing gratifica tion of the President's regaining health after a break down, due large After adopting the resolutions and hearing the claims presented by the delegates from San Francisco, Chica go and Kansas City as selections for i the next convention, will be selected today. The place is apparently be tween San Francisco and Kansas City. o Store Keeper Dies From Burns Received Associated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—Farmers aroused by a negro who discovered the building in flames, found W. E. Hansel, a storekeeper bound to a post in his store hpilding at Holt, near here, which was apparently set afire by robbers after they looted the build. inp: ' Posses are searching for the men who committed the crime, o Soviet Ark" About To Enter Kiel Canal u iet Ark Buford, with a cargo of Rad lcal Aliens, is about to enter the Kiel Canal, according to official dispatches Associated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—The "Sov received today. The officials refuse to disclose the destination of the ship, but it is believed now that it will go to Riga to discharge the Radicals for transportation across the country into Soviet Russia. Underwood Not Be Candidate President -O Associated Press WASHINGTON, Jan. 8—Senator Underwood of Alabama, today an nounced that he would not be a can didate for the Democratic Presiden tial nomination. : -& Successor To Hermann Not Yet Elected 1 Associated Press CINCINNATI, Jan. 8—August Her mann, chairman of the National Base ball Commission, recommended today that no chairman to succeed him be elected to succeed him at the pre sent annual meeting of the commiss ion in the view of the committees re presenting the two major leagues had not yet reached definite conclusions Chairman Hermann in the matter, suggested that the election be defer j ed until the meeting of the two lea ; gues next month. r '