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||f?P ■» >;4 r #''-. (gmnumnô Sail« (ünmmmtntpaltlj _ - J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE VOLUMK 4-NUMBER 166 GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 11, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION,: SINGLE COPY K/> PER MONTH 50c PER YEAH $6.10 BLEDSOE HAS A COMMON SENSE Plan For The Building Of The Public Highways Of The State Of Mississippi. The Jackson Daily News of the 7th inst. has the following mention of the of common sense plan advanced by Hon. er O. F. Bledsoe, Jr., for the building of! public highways in Mississippi: i Representative Oscar Bledsoe, Jr., of Leflore county, one of the best bus mess men in the Legislature, is about to accomplish the seemingly impos-: sible by getting together the contend good ing forces on the subject roads legislation. of ; , i Champions of highway improve ment in the House have given their cordial approval of the Bledsoe plan, and the chances seem good for adoption by the leaders in the Senate. Briefly outlined, Mr. Bledsoe elimin-j ates from consideration any question of bond issue, and provides that the 1 1 motor vehicle tax, amounting to about one million dollars per year be tained in the counties where collected, to be used on road building purposes,' b . i re- i providing each county guarantees an, equal amount for construction work, j By following this plan, says Mr. Bledsoe, the State Highway Commis- j sion will be able to get an allotment of about $4,500,000 in Federal aid funds, and it can be distributed in the smaller counties, or counties where there is urgent need of highway im provement. Thus the weaker counties will be helped even more liberally than could have been provided for un der the provisions of the Roberts or Pate bills. The measure also provides for the adoption in substance of the provis ions of the McCallum bill already passed by the Senate changing the personnel of the State Highway Com mission by retaining in office the three . 3 . . , ., . ; present commissioners, and authonz-] in,, the Covernor to mnoint five oth-: . . , . , i * ! ers, these eight commissioners to hold] office until their successors one from ! ' , ! each Congressional district, chosen in the primary elections this i summer and formally elected in Nov-i | can ember. Mr. Bledsoe holds a view' the that has ! on highway building problem not been voiced on the floor of eith- ! er body during discussions of the var ious good roads bills, but which is nev- ! ertheless fortified by stubborn facts, j "Bonds are now outstanding in the ; various counties of Mississippi total Un,, fully »is,ooo.ooo issued for ™ building purposes, says Mr. Bledsoe ; "The money is actually of high con struction costs and the shortage of the labor. In dozens of counties awards of contracts have been deferr ed because of these obstacles. "It would be unbusiness-like to say the least of it, for Mississippi to now j authorize a bond issue of $25,000,000! or any other large sum, when we have | $18,000,000 on hand that cannot be ex pended. Furthermore, the issuance of a big bond issue would cause many people to feel that they were going to get good roads right away, and in : the end they would inevitably be dis appointed. I believe that it is best to feel our way along, so to speak, un til prices for lumber and material be come more reasonable, and then we can in the meantime formulate a first class program for road building and carry it to a successful conclusion." proceeds of the motor vehicle tax ere ated by this act or otherwise provided for by law, as soon as collected and paid into the State Treasury, shall be passed to the credit of a fund to bei the books of the Treasury; State High-! way Fund. That other half of said taxes shall in like manner be credited fund ! BLEDSOE'S SUBSTITUTE FOR SENATE BILL. That one-half of the Section 12. set up on and to be known as the on the Treasurer's books to a to be designated the District Highway , Fund. The State Treasurer and the ; Secretary of the State Highway Com- j mission shall each keep careful record i of the amount of taxes paid into each ! of such funds from each county in the | _ there shall be kept by ! the Secretary of the Commission a ! State. And record of the county funds grouped by counties according to the respec tive Congressional Districts in the State. The purpose and intent of this requirement being to keep separae ac count of the amount of the tax origi nating in each of such congressional districts both by such districts and by the counties composing same. The amounts to the credit of said State and District Highway Funds shall at all times be available for use in the discretion and judgment of the State Highway Commission, in the construc tion and maintenance of highways and of bridges and culverts on same, pro vided that no county shall receive less than an. amount equal to the Motor Vehicle Tax collected in said County and that the moneys to the credit *- :4". N ; v r- '.'o-, : V ., ROBBERS LOOT BANK OF WEBB Secure About $25,000 Worth Of Lib-, erty Bonds—Vaults Blown While Citizens Sleep. Twenty five thousand dollars worth! of Liberty Bonds were stolen, togeth er with diamonds and other jewelry, when robbers looted the Bank of i Webb about 1 o'clock this morning and made their escape in an automo bde - ♦ . While the citizens of this little town ! slept peacefully, practically every ; safety deposit vault in the bank was broken and stripped of its jewelry I and Liberty Bonds. ■ The vault was blown with nitro- ! glycerine. Several citizens heard the ; explosion but before they could reach ; the scene of the robbery, the crimin- I , als had made their escape. One citi- J i zen stated he saw three of the men leavin ^ * he bank and that they made, their escape in an automobile. 1 No attempt was made to blow the 1 safe of the bank and the depositors I b *" e sa ^ e ty deposit vaults are the sole i losers. i who har bonds and other valuables in j j One theory^ is that the robbers came j from Memphis and as a gravel road ! extends from Webb to the Bluff City, 1 they could easily make their escape ! and reach Tennessee by daylight this j morning. Every surrounding town has been ! notified of the robbery and an effort is being made to capture the robbers. Mr. Tom Chapman left Greenwood this morning for Webb with his blood hounds. ; j o Regarded As One Of Best Posted Members ^ ne ^ be nie mbers of the Mississ-j ; Dn i legislature who is thoroughly 1 'PP 1 legislature wno is Lriorougiuy posted on every bill under considéra- 1 * ! tion and who in the parlance of tbei llon > J,ul ' VfU u 111 panance ui tye | ! street, never misses a bet, is Oscar j ! Bledsoe. Mr. Bledsoe has not made a ! but the i single speech this session, members of the lawmaking body re | gard him as one of their best posted members and his advice is numerous ! ty sought on all pending legislation. ! He is well posted on political economy and never casts a vote without first ! giving the measure under considera j Hon catelul study. .Jackson Vlarion ; Ledger. o Sister Of Greenwood ; Girl Dies Poisoning The many friends of Miss Ruth Gal breath of this city will regret to learn of the death of her younger sister, j which occurred very suddenly in Mem phis. The young lady resided at | Clarksdale with her mother. Death re suited from ptomaine poisoning from eating potted ham sandwiches, was ill Monday morning after eating the meat on the previous night. Late : Monday her condition became so crit ical she was rushed to a Memphis her sister, She I hospital. Her death occurred there yesterday. Miss Ruth Galbreath left ! Monday afternoon to be at bedside of o HONOR BRIDES ELECT Mrs. Robert Herman gave a most charming luncheon yesterday after noon at the home of Mrs. Simon Hy man, complimentary to five bride e lects whose weddings wll occur during the spring and summer. The guests honor Lena Davidson, Louise Weder, Re-, be becea Garlove and Inez Hyman. bei T be table was eauti u y ecorat e ' m P in an W? ra P 8 J ies r the chandelier to the guests places. ® vers ^ eie a * 1 "eve o l ad ^s. The guests of honor were pre ! sented with pretty corsage bouquets. Much amusement was afforded, when Misses Nancy and were: , ; j ters, giving a brief history of their i courtships. ! -^ n elaborate five course luncheon | was served by the hostess and Mrs. by ! Simon Hymàn, who acted as butler a ! and wbo wore a full dress suit, and Mrs. A. Weiler, who assisted as maid. the brides-elect read appropriate let the ac at the and ****** THRIFT WEEK MARCH 22-27. Postmaster Edna M. Smith, of Si don, requests us to State that March 22-27 is Thrift Week and all teachers and parents are urged to establish the habit of saving, which means so much to their children. of each of such congressional district funds shall be expended only on roads lying within the counties composing the district from phich such funds were collected. But such expenditures of either the state or district High way funds shall be made only by and with the consent and approval of the Board of Supervisors of the County in which such funds are used. The End of a Perfect Day \ l - i V Û fk 'z&m fm. % ? Ite V fS8 . vs ! ^3 I ■ / 4 7 NO. VOD £ANI COME IN \| ! ; I J J I mt, m ui i - y;\ w a V ✓ \ "T V j ! 1 ! j 4 i (Copyright* TRADE UNION IS AGAINST STRIKE Congress In Session At London Not j In Favor Of A General Walkout —Try To Nationalize Mines. ut un tu. • il LONDON, March 11—The special , . . Trade Union Congress ui session here toda y> voted overwhelmingly against ; , . J 5 a general strike and in favor of con-, ti nued efforts by constitutional means, Associated Press to effect the nationalizaaion of the mines. | o NIGHT BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. The Tuesday Night Bridge Club met at the home of Miss Adele Barn well on Riverside drive, this week. Miss Nora Anthony and Mr. Motte Hamilton w'ere the winners of the j prizes. The former was a dainty puff ; box filled with Mary Garden powder.. The men's favor was a handsome j leather bill folder. A delicious salad course was served. o COTILLION CLUB OFFICERS i A meeting of the Cotillion Club was, held in the ladies parlor of the Elks j Club Thursday morning. The officers! who were temporarily elected at a ; recent meeting were unanimously re elected; Mrs. Fox Swift, president; Mrs. B. B. Provine, vice president and Mrs. Albert Marx, secretary. o Miss Kathleen Gist is entertaining the Young Ladies Bridge Club this af- | ternoon at the home of Mrs. W. P. She will be hostess to the Weaver. Night Bridge Club tonight at the home of Mrs. Weaver. I * * * * * * Miss Imogene Rolfe, who has been visiting relatives here for several weeks, will leave tomorrow evening for home in New Orleans. ****** Mr. and Mrs. Miller Disjnukes left yesterday for Clarksdale, where they ' will make their home. M.r. Disnrukes j will go into the insurance business ] * * * * * * Miss Mary Olive Jennings of Shark ; Miss., was a visitor in Greenwood ^ ^ . g to the A & M College, where she will be a guest at * ' there. ****** Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Maxwell and family were called to West Point to day by the illness of relatives. ****** Mrs. Sam Burkhalter left this af ternoon for Atlanta, where she was called by the illness of her mother. ****** S Mrs. Fox Swift of Swiftown, was a visitor in Greenwood today. ****** Mrs. G. H. Kirkland and daughter. Miss Mary Pope, are ill with influ enza. ****** Mrs. Maury McIntyre of Morgan City, was a -shopping visitor in Green wood yesterday. ****** Mr. H. E. Wolf, former Y. & M. V. freight agent, was a visitor in Green wood yesterday. He now holds the position of special agent for the Y. A M. V. ****** Mr E. H. Crippen is ill today and was unable to attend to his duties as deputy sheriff. : CLOSE THE BANK OF BLYTHEVILLE State Bank Examiner Takes Charge And Closes Doors—Capitalized At Forty Thousand. uv-tutts/tt t tt 1 a i ivr u it BYTHEVILLE, Ark., March 11— A ^ „ i • ^ , State Bank examiner today took ; charge and closed the Bank of Blythe •„ ^ ville. The bank is capitalized at $40, 000. The last statement showed the Associated Press i | 5j. deposits totaling $923,465. —o | ************** * s COTTON MARKETS * * * ************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close Close Prev. j ; _ May - - 36.35J36.63 36.30|36.53j36.27 j July - - 33.80 34.03 33.65 33.77'33.75 Oct. - 31.45 31.80 31.45 31.55 31.25 Closed 2 to 30 up. New York Spots 41.00. i NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET j Open High Low Close C ose I Prev j ; jyj ay 36 95 37 25 36 85136 96136^2! ' July . . 34^5 34^45 34 'l2 34.25 33.99 q c ^. _ _ 34 25 31 55 31 20 31 27 31 03' —=- — - ! ———i---Police x T ° Se n *0 Anne New Orleans Spots 40.75. ■o | NEW ORLEANS COTTON LETTER. (From J. F. Clark & Co., by Abe Silver.) NEW ORLEANS, La., March 11— Instead of ten to 20 up, Liverpool Icame unchanged to eight down, spots ! I 17 up, sales 4,000 bales, market is probably due in a measure to advance in the sterling rate, one of the principal causes for the decline seems to be the financial policy of re ' ducing financial accommodation in or-! j der to bring speculative interest and ] excessive prices to liquidation to which recent cables from the other ! side have made reference. j Besides the effect of decrease in export bills, the advance in exchange rates finds its explanation, indicating j the probability of postponement of inerest payment on the fore.gn war, lo " s - , in The weather map shows cloudy, : warmer entire belt. General prec.pi-; tation over the central states, but mostly light. Indications for clearing Texas excep unsettled and colder ov er northwest portion. Outside interests are attracted by the large discount on new crops which accounts for advance is new crops whenever near positions show stren-, gth. Expectation of bullish mill tak ings tomorrow, a bullish view qf rainy weather over the belt caused caused the bullish action. However the interest in the situation is proba bly less favorable owing to the ex tensive buying of the past ten days. While the reaction in the English -o A SIX HOBOES ARRRESTED. Six hoboes were arrested this morning in the Y. & M. V. yards for sleeping in a box car. They are white and range in age from 20 to 30 years old. They are being held in jaü f awaiting the return of Mayor E. V. Hughston, who is in Carrolltcin on N men business. CALL MEETING FOR SATURDAY $11,000 Has Been Raised For Green-1 ; I wood Baseball Association With Practically $15,000 In Sight. ! Every one in Greenwood and vicin ity who is interested in baseball for this summer are urged to meet at the Chamber of Commerce Saturday even ing at 4 o'clock at which time a per- ! manent organization of the Green- j w'ood Baseball Association will be ; made. The committee who have been soliciting funds to pay the expenses! of the club for this season have al ready raised $11,000 and report that ; The committee has made arrange- j ments to lease a ball park from Mr. j W. L. Craig at the end of Mississippi I j they will easily get $15,000. Avenue in Congress Heights. No subscriptions will be asked at the Saturday meeting and all interest-j ed in baseball are asked to attend this! meeting, whether they are subscriber i i i to the fund or not. -o NEGRO JUMPS BOND. I Jimm Lee, formerly a Greenwood ; ne & ro > was arrested in Grenada a few ' days ago on a charge of gambling.! gave bond f° r b i s release and then ; J T e T ft the city coming to Groe " w ° od ;| was arres ^ ed here hy Chief of Bonner. A Grenada officer will arrive here today and will take the | negro back to Grenada . -o ! Rev. J. A. Hall, the former popular j and faithful pastor of the Methodist church here for four years, but now j pastor of the Methodist church at Tu pelo, is in the city on a brief vlslt to relatives and friends. He ii on.;^ ! of the best men in the State and there ! ! him in Greenwood. ****** Mr. L. E. Stansell, of Charleston, S. C., has accepted a position in the office of the Henderson & Baird Hard ' ware Co., and will make Greenwood his home. Mrs. Stansell is with re- ; ! latives in Montgomery, Ala., but she; j will join Mr. Stansell here at an early date. We hope they will be pleased with their location in our city. j Mr. W. H. Hays, of Yazoo City, I spent a few hours here yesterday, j "'t h ' S m! î nï tl f lt ' n< ^ , H< ; : left on the afternoon tram for Clarks-j dale to attend a banquet 8'»en by j the Chamber of Commerce there las tj „ight. . : * * * * * 1 Mrs. J. E Clark of Sunflower, who has been quite .11 with chrome appen dicitis is now able to be up. Mrs. > Clark was formerly Miss Kathleen Scrugga and has many friends in j Greenwood, j j and Mrs. C. E. Saunders returned to school yesterday. is always a most cordial welcome for ; * :je * * * * ■ Mr. William B. Saunders of the A. & M. College at Starkville, who has been the guest of his parents, Supt. ****** Mr. J. P. Johnson and two sons are all critically ill with influenza. For the past several days their condition has failed to improve and their illness Mr. Ray Barry, bill clerk for the Y. & M. V. has gone N where he has accepted a position in the Y & M. V. offices. is serious. ****** to Jackson, SENATE AFFAIRS STILL MUDDLED Votes Is Forestalled Until Order Can Be Restored In Conflicting Ne gotiations. Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 11—With, senators on both sides of the trea ty ratification fight, disregarding the plans of the pa'rty leaders in their de sire to reach a compromise on the mueh disputed Article Ten, the situa- | tion today appeared hopelessly fused. A tacit agreement was reach ed to forego a vote until something like order was restored in the conflict con : ing negotiations. The reservation Re- 1 publicans and the Reservation Demo-! crats have joined forces against the j Irreconcilable, whose opposition fore- 1 ! stalled the presentation of Article Ten I in the Senate yesterday. The split in the Democratic ranks widened the result of the détermina- j tion expressed by some of the mem bers of the minority, to accept the best compromise possible and the Re ! publicans claim that 32 Democratic! votes can be mustered for the sub ! stitute on the Reservation to Article, | Ten. The debate on the floor of the ! I Senate was desultory. -O Will Form Committee To Make Investigation Associated Press 11—'The WASHINGTON, March Senate today adopted Senator Reed's com resolution, proposing a Senate ; mittee of investigation for the United I States Grain Corporation, be formed. • o ! Carr Home Burned At Morgan City The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Carr ! at Morgan City was totally destroyed j by fire on Wednesday night, March The house ; 3rd, at about 11 o'clock. w r as partly covered by insurance. None of the household goods were saved, the family escaping in their night clothes, one young man being taken from an Their car w r as also ; upstairs window. j burned, without any insurance, j The fire originated from a defective I flue. The property destroyed was val j ued at about $15,000. The rear of the Clark & Neblett store caught on fire from sparks and the doors and windows were broken i out. The damage to this building, i however, was slight. The home of Dr. i Davis caught on fire, but the blaze quickly extinguished with slight I was damage. ; Mr Carr ig a mercha nt at Morgan ' with the f irm Carr, Kirk | an( j' £ Carr ; _ Q _ ;| T 1 „ Winnpr JOnn 1 Uling tv llllltl 4 . 4 | In A IvltC vXHltCSt John Young was the winner of the ! recent kite contest which was con j ducted by E L whit tington of j the ]ocaI y M> c A having secured ^ of the prizeg offered> He won the prize of one dollar for the best made on.;^ and a , ao was the winner o( the ! two forty yard dash . GeorEe Rasp ! berry won on the best steady stand Glenn Miland was pronounced &fd the w j nner i n the turtle walk, Bill ßarnwe]1 had best nove lty kite and! j obn ^ p 0 n a rd had the best made ' a ° r Q plane Eacb 0 f the boys were awarded a pri ze 0 f 0 ne dollar. ; Greater Washington # Co. Dinner and Meeting I of Thf Dai| Common j appreciates the courtesy ot an ; invitation to attend the Greater Wash Dinner and Meeting of j * G nIe chamber of Commerce tj J ^ ^ that cj Xuesday ev : MMch 16th. 1 citizens have been invited to attend apd Secretary Ned * omises an intereBtinK and > . ^ affair j enjoy in i to ; -o Several of our ■ -o 4e************* * A. j k THE WEATHER * ;************** MISSISSIPPI—Rain Thursday and probably Friday. TEMPERATURE—Highest, 57 Local Observations. are For grees; lowest, 30 degrees; précipita tion .77; river gauge 23.4; change the in ,24 hours 0.0. Miss Annie Long Stephen Local Observer Dan H. Ferguson of Memphis, visiting his sisters in Greenwood. -o REPORTSENTTO THE PRESIDENT Commission On Coal Strike Settle ment Desires His Approval Before Making Investigations Public. Associated Press WASHINGTON, port of the coal strike Mar. 11—The re settlement commission was sent today to Presi dent Wilson for approval before it is made public. Officials would not dis cuss the contents or confirm the mended an increase per cent in the wages of the bitumin ous miners. re port that the commission had reeom of twenty five „j-,, ,, PVT ivrorun? r 5 1 1 REASh * WASHINGTON, March 11 A wage mcrease of twenty five » ier cent for bituminous coal miners, is recom mended m a majority report of the commission appointed by President Wllson to settle the coal strike ' No it,han S e ,n the working hours or the conditions are recommended. John P. Whlte ' representing the miners, held 0111 for a higher wage increase and make a minority import. The wage increase proposed will ab sorb the 14 per cent granted, when the miners ^turned to work in Novem ber, making the actual increase over the present wages of eleven per cent. The wage increase will not be re troactive. o SIMS GIVES OUT MORE EVIDENCE Says U. S. Did Not Send Available Craft To European Waters In Order Keep Nation's Sea Force Intact. Associated Press tions that the Navy Department with held sending all available American Indica WASHINGTON, March 11 Niival craft to European wateis ear *y t be war, because of the desiie to keep the main body of the nations sea strength intact tor possible went ualities, was contained in Admiral ate Committee investi: 1 a l conduct of the wai. Navy Sims testimony todav before the Sen ating the nav Sims read the cablegram from the Department, dated July 10th, mccess 1917, stating that "bile the s ful termination of the wai mu^t al J ways be the first Allied aim, "the f u j ture position of tho United j must in no way be jeopardized by any ' distinegration of our main fighting fleet." State: "I am wholly unable to conceive of any such a war policy," said Sims, iwho cited cablegrams he sent the Na V y Department, urged more complete naVal co * operation in the war ' -o WILLIAM LOCKETT IS ELECTROCUTED _ Confessed Slayer Of Geneva Hardman, wlM> Also Killed Four Oih.-r Petre Kimbrough, alias William Lock e tL convicted slayer of ten year old and sevente the girl's home tion. . Women, Dies In C hair. Associated Pn Ky., March EDDYVILLE, 11 Geneva Hardman, and confessed slay er of four women, died in the electric chair at the Eddyville prison at 4:3,2 this morning. The negro refused to make a statement when taken from his cell. He showed slight signs emotion when placed in the chair. Two brothers of the Hardman girl en citizens of Lexington, , witnessed the execu f -o DISAPPROVES OF BIG BOND ISSUE This For The Purpose Of Compensat ^ ing Ex-Service Men, Might Prove Disastrous, Says Houston. Associated Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 11—A bond issue of two and a half billion dollars to pay an adjusted compensation to in former service men, "might result in disaster," Secretary Houston today told the House committee, considering soldier relief legislation. Mr. Houston suggested the increased taxes to ex is tend the desired aid was the least harmful way.