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($rmtu»ooö Satly (Tumnuiuuiralth > ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE PUBLISHED EVERY OON EXCEPT SUNDAY J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, SATUM)AY AFTERNOON, MARCH 6, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION: SINGLE COPY C« PER MONTH 50t ov ' PER YEAR $6.00 VOLUME 4-NUMBER 162 COST OF PAVING TOBEINCREASED Original Material Contracted For $133,000—City May Purchase Asphalt Plant. The cost of the paving contracted for and under the course of construct ion at the present in Greenwood, the 1 material of which waas recently or -1 dered changed by the City Council, will cost approximately $215,000, ac cording to figures which were given out this morning.The paving under the original contract would $138,000. In many cities the paving which was first contemplated for Green wood, proved thoroughly satisfactory. but the material was not adapted to the soil here and after a thorough test, it was deemed advisable by the City Council to make a change. have cost In connection with the new mater ial required for a concrete base with coating of asphalt which has been or dered, the City is contemplating the purchase of a new asphalt plant for preparing the asphalt. This equip ment can be purchased for about $8, 000 and will be an addition to the City's street equipment. Mr. F. T. j Walker, city engineer and street com missioner, left yesterday for Cincin nati, O., where he will look at the machine and decide whether or not it is advisable for Greenwood to pur- 1 chase same. The asphalt plant can be used for repairing any of the paved streets, ; in the city, some of which are now badly in need of same. ; WILL YOU HELP? Newspaper reporters find it increas- j ingly difficult to run down the news j happenings of a community. The com- j ings and goings of people are not so easy to get as they once were. Once the reporter haunted the railway sta tion and picked up much of his news matter there. But the station no long er yields up the personal mention it once did. More people travel by auto thar> by train-and so personal events the gonigs and comings, escape the eyes of the news gatherer. That makes it all the more import ant that readers turn in their n items at the newspaper office. That; is the only way to insure that a men tion of something interesting which, has happened in or to your household is duly chronicled. -o Heartily Approves of Movement— MAYOR FOR MORE PAY FOR TEACHERS Says Room Rent Has Reached The Profiteering Stage. In discussing proposed increase in salary for the teachers in the Green wood schools, Mayor E. V. Hughston stated this morning that he heartily favors the movement and believes the matter should be adjusted at once in order that the instructors for the ight better be able to meet students m the ever increasing cost of living. A committee from the Parent Teacher Association, attended the Council meeting Tuesday night, and asked that the teachers pay be in The a creased," said Mayor Hughston. teachers have already contracted for' the present term of school, but Council recommended to the trustees that they be given an increase which would be effective for this term. I told the committee of Greenwood Women," said Mayor Hughston, "that the situation as affecting the teachers for the present term, was largely in the hands of the ladies of Greenwood, who had increased the price of board and room rent since the teachers sign ed the contracts during last summer, Room rent has increased from 100 to 150 per cent, and this is working a hardship on the salaried people of the city. *• Of course the teachers occupy their ms more than business women and rooms _ they probably burn more lights and fuel, but the increase in room rent h« advanced more than is necessary and has reached the stage of profiteer ing. t9 Mr. Hughston stated that he told the committee of ladies, that practi cally all of the increase in the salary proposed for the teachers would go to the women of Greenwood for room rent and board, which has rapidly in creased. The teachers here receive from $900 to $1600 for the term of nine months, the majority of whom draw the salary of $100 per month. The Mayor stated that he believed the trustees would grant an increase which would not only effect the term next fathers for the pres ent term. IVII 1 I I Mil iiIiMVWi'IS, , hut which would help the l-ß> £ 3 - \ : * : ROBBERY OCCURS ATANTOONSTORE ' Negroes Brake Plate Glass Door And Gain Admittance To The Build ing—Get $24. I The plate glass door in front of* the Antoon Department Store was broken a few nights ago and the store j was looted by negroes. One of the local policemen was at the Kitchell j Hotel and heard the crash of breaking glass. Upon reaching the front of the' store, he discovered a negro, whom it could find no trace of anyone else in side the building and supposed that; the fleeing negro had attempted the j burglary by himself, was supposed had broken the door, making his escape at the rear. The officer searched the store, but The next morning, however, a doorj leading to the attic was discovered; ajar, and it is believed that some ofj the robbers were concealed in the at- j tic, while the police were searching the store. After the departure of the officers the thieves left their hidding place and robbed the cash drawer of about $24 and some articles of clothing are missing. No clue has been obtained by the police as to the identity of the thieves, -o Vicksburg Post On The Miracle Man » « The Miracle The much-heralded 4» Man" has finally reached Vicksburg and no lover of the artistic and beau tiful and uplifting in moving pictures should remain awa^r from the per formances. softening and hallowing influence of guilelessness and unselfishness, are depicted in a most novel and interest ing ma nner. Do you believe in modern miracles? j The plot hinges about the ability of j a God i y G i d man to bring about re- j generation to those who are physi-j ca u y afflicted—and who have faith. ! Th i s is a cynical age, but the power G f f a ith is strong, and some of the re su i ts obtained by prayer of faithful Mowe , can't be explained in any other way except through divine in j tercession. Visit the Shrine of St. Anne de ß ea upre in Quebec and see the moun The all-moving power of faith, the tains of crutches left there by the halt ! and the lame. Visit other shrines of lesser note and then the central theme in "The ■ Miracle Man" seems justifiable. But even remove this theme and still the picture is wonderful and the I acting and conception are superb. ! Sincerity, goodness, simplicity and ! love—these things are known daily ^ soften hard heartg> to banish the ! impure and selfish and sordid. Just how the gentleness and trust fulness of an old man softened the hearts of a gang of crooks and made them over again into decent, seflre specting, lovable creatures is the very The Miracle pretty story related i Man. The picture is better than a sermon It will make your faith stronger and give you more of love for y our fl low man, even he or she who has foll for the picture tells anew there is in en * .., . much latent good in us all—if oniy the chance is offered and right do ing for its own sake is always^ the best way, if one can only see through ' the eyes of truth.—Vicksburg Post. o thej_. PrOWfl Attends : l^arge trOWO AAICI1U& Meeting Lodge No. 135 j About seventy persons present last j n j gbt a t the meeting of Greenwood L odge No. 135 F. & A. M., when five cand j da tes received work in the M. M. degree Many visitors were also in at tendance. An elaborate and delicious j supper was served during the evening and tbe mee ting was thoroughly en j oyed by the candidates and the others who ^ ere prese nt. o j rp, n p B nn i 1pT1 t itie Ueilliqueni Poll Tax List The delinquent poll tax list of Le flore county for the year 1919, con twenty columns of space sûmes over in this issue of The Daily Common wealth. The work of getting up this vast number of names on the Lino type by our capable operator, Michael Busam, in addition to the oth matter for the paper this week, K«» been a tedious and laborious task; and the job of typewriting and gett ing the -list ready so promptly by Capt. W. Clark, the efficient De puty Sheriff, was likewise a labor ious undertaking. However, both these gentlemen succeeded in tfcsir work in due time for the list to according to law. Mr. er completing be _ " ; £ ' The End of a Perfect Day NOW P£ (fiRtfOL l _ AT frit 5lR£ET (R055IN6. Tß£ CURB W£ vEHKie^ HAWe XM m // __ ^ — § D T, BAH! 7 mm. rJPi wm US 1 £ ■j] -U, :fj I tf \E z - \ % (OpyrlgliO STRANDED MAN ARRESTED HERE Had Been Loitering About The Cem- j etery and Sleeping In Basements In Greenwood For Week. Q ne 0 f ^he mos ^ uncouth and ragg-1 ed specimens of humanity, who gave his „ame as Joe "Silverberg was ar-1 rested loitering^bout the Greenwood ce metery yesterday The fellow was 1 about twenty eight years old and had on severa i suits of dothing all of which were b^y torn an d dirty Hel° had loafing around the cemetery ' for about a week when the Hce wer e! , . . ' in nharfrfi I toM Ma^ Hughston^ wag a furniture painter and was from . 1 South Bend, Ind enroute to Los .An geles, Calif., m hopes of finding a warmer climate. He is crippled, one j leg being shorter than the other. He told the officers he had suffered a : stroke of paralysis. A number of the Jewish citizens of j i ; j ! j i . x the Clty /. inte *;ested themselves in the, case and provided him with the pv op-| er c o .es, an m e up a purse su ; cient to send him back to South Bend, Ind. When the fellow was first arrested, ! he was believed to be a negro as he was so black and dirty from sleeping in coal cars. He told the officers he had been in Greenwood about a week and had been sleeping in various base ments in the city, to gain shelter from the cold. After the man was shaved and giv- i en new clothing, his picture was tak- ! en by the city officers. LECTURE GIVEN THEATRESUNDAY Rev. J. T. Bagby of Tennessee Will Speak On "Birds Of A Feather"— No Admission Charged. "Birds of a Feather" will be the subject that Rev. J. T. Bagby of Tenn essee will discuss at the Greenwood Theatre on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Bagby is President of the Methodist Conference Epworth League Board and is one of the most learned and able speakers in the South. The Greenwood people will be given an opportunity to hear a won derful lecture. Rev. Bagby is brought to this city under the auspices of the Rotary club and in the interest of community work. No admission will be charged and no offering will be taken. The residents of the city and country at large are invited and urged to he present. The Matinee Musicale will have charge of the music and an interest ing program is being arranged. o Watch for Story of ''The Miracle Man. » A synopsis of "The Miracle Man" will be printed in next We&nesday's issue of this paper. Watch for this story. It will be a good story of a wonderful picture. This picture will be at the Greenwood Theatre, Thnrs day and Friday» Mardi 11th and 12th. 4 M ; PAT HARR IS ON ADDRESSES THE State Legislature — Urges Holding Presidential Primary Election To Name Delegates To National Convention. - j Q . „ . „ . • t l 1 Senator Hamson was in Jack-, S ° n yesterday and by invi tation ad-! dressed the State Le S»slature. Among ° ther things discussed our distinguish- ( ed Junior Senator nT Sed the election! f delegates to the National Democ ratic Conven ^^ by the voters in pri mary eIeeïiôfi ' which The Daily Cöm ~ 1 monwealth indorses. On this subject Senator Harrison said: To my opinion, delegates from Mis sissippi to the next Democratic con should reflect the sen timent U of the people of the state. If a ma- 1 jority of Mississippians feel that the! party's achievements should be repudiated, its entrance into apd management of the war unwise ; and inefficient, and that the principles for which it ig contending in settle- ; ment of the war are wrong> then del _ e g a tes entertaining such views should j be gent from Miggissippi to the next legislative Democratic convention. If, on the oth er hand, the unterrified Democracy of Mississippi indorses the glorious rec ord that the party had made and ap- ; proves of its conduct in the manage- ; ment of the war, and the cause for which it has stood in connection with , , . - . . the treaty of peace, then delegates en tertaining such views shpuld repre sent Mississippi at the coming Dem ■ ocratic convention. Mississippi should speak. The test should come, and it should come not in a state convention, but through the ballot at the polls. The people of every precinct of every county of the state should be given an opportunity to express themselves and to show the kind and brand of their Democ racy. I hope, therefore, that you and every other Democrat in Mississippi! who are proud of the record of the ; party and the glory of the state will te it that the proper committee of the Legislature considers the question of submitting the selecion of dele gates, both congressional and from the state at large, to the nationally Democratic convention to the voters of he state ,in an elecion to be called:^ by the state executive committee. The biU requires state executive committees to call primary elections not later than 30 and not sooner than 60 days before the national conven tion is held. 'In this controversy the voice of see <y Ml, T M TTrwhstW DÎpH iVAr# ATA * u F 0IldW Glendora Last Night Mr. T. M. Upshaw, the father of Mrs. S. M. Jones, died last night at 7 o'clock at the Jones residence at Glendora. Mr. Upshaw had been in failing health for a long period and his death was not unexpected. He had many friends here, and his death was not unexpected, friends in this section and was uni versally liked. He had . many The remains will he carried to Gre nada Monday morning and the funeral will be held there at 9:40 o'clock. A mmiW of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, will go to Grenada to attend the funeral. WILSON'S NOTE NOT DISCUSSED Obsurities In Text And Cable Com pany Asked For Repitition—Echo De Paris Makes Comment. Associated Press r. a pig iu u c t> • , * wi PARIS, March 6—President Wil son's answer to the note of the Allied premiers, relative to the Adriatic question, was not discussed by the Sc preme Allied Council at London yes terday because of the obscurities in j the text, the cable company being asked f ° r a repitition satfs "Tertinex" s in the Echo De Paris. As far as it can ' i be ascertained, however, he says Mr. Wilson does not show any desire to withdraw from the European concerns and accepts the French and British suggestions. Efforts will be made to reach a direct understanding between j j FVnrn V«7nr» H S : ,] Italy and Judgo-Slavia, relative to the Adriatic problem. - _ GreenWOOd Girls Will o The Greenwood High School Girls Basket Ball Team defeated the Yazoo City team here yesterday afternoon by a score of 12 to 6. The game sched uled to have taken place between the 'local boys' team and the visiting team, W as called off. The Greenwood girls „ , , , . p i ay ed a fast and spelndid game and ; the visitors were unable to hold their own. Th egame was exciting throu-1 ghout and was thoroughly enjoyed. 11\T/\Ï Til'll /1i\ If ¥VT Kl ilH IllH | A ) AMj 1 II ; ^FTV 17AD Q HAVÇ ^ 1 1 F UlV **J Ui\ \ »J - Low ßut shipment Is Ex _ pected By Monday—Greenville and Jackson Without Fuel. Jt ig believed that the coal shortage, whjch . g affecting towns near Green wQod> wm nQt become acute here for leagt several days as the manag er - for one of the coal company ' s sta - thig morning that he had on hand a sufficient amount to supply the needs the le here until Tuesday , and feU CQnfident that he would receive ^ the firgt of the week . -o Mr. L. Stoner stated this morning that he was entirely out of coal and had been unable to secure a supply. ; The'empty coal bins are due to the shortage of freight cars and in some places the situation is acute. Mr. H. G. Coburn, manager for the Stroud Coal Co. said his company could sup-; ply Greenwood for two or three days. Jackson and Greenville are almost completely out of fuel and the situa tion is serious in these places. A tel ephone message from Jackson stated that there was not more than a half ton of coal in all of the retail yards' in the capital city. A like situation is said to prevail in Greenville. o Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Turner returned recëntly from their bridal tour have been the guests of their sister,'tion Mrs. B. Y. Buckley, until yesterday afternoon, when they left for their, new home in Drew, TRÏT0 ARRANGE TO MEET WILSON Efforts Being Made To Persuade Him To Accept Compromise Of Article Ten. Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 6—White House officials discussing the move ment of the administration senators to arrange a conference with Presi dent Wilson to discuss the peace trea ty situation. It is said the President told Senator Glass two weeks what his attitude was toward the Compromise on Article Ten,-- No de cision has yeit been made whether the President will see the senators, but some of the administration officials have suggested that those who are ago, trying to persuade the President to accept Article Ten Compro mise, should bend their efforts toward se curing Senator Lodge, Republican lea der, to accept it. The President's attitude as reflect ed at the White House is learned with manifest disappointment .by those working for the compromise. -o Strive To Prevent Criminal Syndicalism j 6 —] The bill designed to prevent criminal syndicalism by providing sx .penalty Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky., March of a $10,000 fine or a maximum term of imprisonment of twenty one years, passed the Upper House of the Ken-! tucky Assembly yesterday. It will ! now go to the House. : ; o WOULD ALLAY EXISTING UNREST Among Industrial Workers And Man ufacturing Plants By Extension Of Library Service i Associated Press NEW YORK, March 6—Extension of library serivee broadly among in dustrial workers and manufacturing Plants of all sorts as a contributory factor in allaying social and indus trial unrest throughout the United States will be encouraged by the Am erican Library Association, it was an nounced recently. Introduction of books dealing with social and industrial problems among workers is expected to broaden the outlook in the industrial world and have large bearing on the attitude of labor toward existing conditions. The organization also proposes es tablishment of service in rural corn I I light munities, on board ships, in houses, coast-Guard stations and for soldiers, sailors and marines. An other plan is to introduce standard type in the Braille system for the b jj nd Judge A McC. Kimbrough has re turned from a protracted visit to his Mississippi Seacoast home, Kimbrough is still there, but will pro bably return next week, ****** Dr. W. W. Durden, of Columbus, was here today on business and ming ling with his many Greenwood friends. - o - ************** ^ # : rOTTniSJ IVf A * LU I A UiN Ivl/VXVxVHi A O * * * * * * * * roTTOY^M^ RK FT * NEW YORK COTTON MARKET 0pen Hlgh LoW U ° Se ^ osel 1*___ May - - 35.85135.96 35.64 35.82 3o.82 July - - 33.07 33.10 32.80 32.97 32.97 Oct. - - 30.38 30.38 30.05 30.15,30.28 Mrs. Closed unchanged to 13 down. New York Spots 40.90. NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose Prev ; May . . j36.40j36.55 188.8.131.52'36.40 (Ju i y . . 33.40. 33.50 33.26:33.34 33.40 I I Oct. - - j30.20i30.30.30.00 30.08 30.15 — ' :j| t j| S s| ! ^c^ e ^e^at#4 e 4 es l e 4 c * j # j ^ riYiT'C' \%JT? A TUFT? * A -tf W JliA. A AlAlilv j * **************, j MISSISSIPPI—Fair Saturday and ! Sunday; slightly warmer. Closed 2 to7 down. New Orleans Spots 40.50. * o * Local Observations. j TEMPERATURE—Highest, 60 de andjgrees; lowest, 24 degrees; precipita 0.0; river gauge 25 feet; rise in 24 hours 0.1. Mias Annie Long Stephen Local Observer. 'STORMPASSING OUT SEA TODAY Continuation C'old Wave Expected For Several Days—New York And Philadelphia in Grip of Storm. Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 6—While the storm which swept the Northwest two days ago, is pasing slowly out at sea today, the high winds continued along the Atlantic coast and cold prevailed o or the entire* East of the severe country. Rocky Mountains. A continuation of the cold wave for sev eral days is predicted. The force of the storm awful is felt today in New England. PHILADELPHIA FLOODED. PHILADELPHIA, March l> Freez ing temperatures which came on the heels of the snow, wind and storm, is expected today to check the floods, which last night broke Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaw causing heavy damage. Many persons were driven from their homes. Virt ually every stream in this section the state has overflowed their banks. Towns along the Schulby and Susuqe hanna rivers appeared to be the h iest sufferers. r ai n over arc. o eav STORM KING VISITS N. Y. NEW YORK, Mar. 6—The storm king paid another visit to New York today just as the city j ng t o recover from the effects of the $5,000,000 blizzard of was commenc a month ago. Within twelve hours last night the citv struggled with pelting rain, driving s i ee t and a biting snow squall, ly this morn ing the wind reached in Ear unofficial velocity of 60 miles an hour. Transportation facilites are crippled. Damage amounting to thousands of dollars has been done. PLAN FOR LARGE NAVAL PROGRAM o This Is Ki*eommendation Made By Sec retary Daniels Proposed By General Board. Larger Than One WASHINGTON, March 6—Secret« ry Daniels today told the House Na recommend Associated Press va ] Committee he would a nava j building program for the next f isca] year> i ar g er tba n that proposed by the general board of the peace treaty was not ratified at this ses s j on G f Congress which the Secretary recommended be authorized i £ be treaty was not ratified, agreed w j b h the general board's proposal of in event two battleships, and one battle cruis er, fourteen flotilla leaders or su per-destroyers. The secretary with held the final recommendations. SALE R. C. SÏAiriPS OVER 4 MILLION ssoeia < < l(>> NEW YORK, March 6-The sale of Cross stamps in this country in 1919 totaled $4,200,000, according to reports received at the headquarters ^ be National Tuberculosis Associa tion. This more than doubles the last previous sale ' The lar * est sa,es thus far recorded are New Hampshire 14 cents per capita, Tennessee nine and a half and Kentucky This Was More Than Double The Last Previous Sale—New Hampshire Sells Most. seven. o TWO DEAD RESULT OF KY. GUN FIGHT Another Seriously Wounded When In toxicated Men Engage In Quar . rel At Ashland. i ! day at Pounce, Va., on the Kentucky j Virginia Border. The men were said Associated Press 1 ASHLAND, Ky., March 6—Milford ! Hubbard and brother-in-law, Jerry Hubbard, were killed and William Hubbard, brother of Milford, was ser ! iously wounded in a gun fight yester I to have been intoxicated and quar I reled. o Mr. J. H. Pettey left yesterday for Hazlehurst to attend the funeral of Miss Carolin Covington, daughter of Mr. Geo. Covington, who is vice-pres ident of the Planters Oil Mill of this city.