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JgS (Srmttunoö lailu Cummomucaltb r ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE * PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY J. L. & Sk I ÉSPIE, Editors and Publishers SUBSCRIPTION: REENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15, 1920 SINGI.E K COPY PER MONTH 60c YEAR $6.(0 VOLUME 4 MBER 169 n oc vjr GEN. PERSH) IS IN THE FORPRI rr k* A C; iididaey Is Kol Launched In TJ State of Nebral . r ! ' BY REPUBLICANS OF THAT STATE He Will Accept Nomina j . ^ „ tion It Choice Ot The People. " * Nebraska, March 15— Special—John J. Pershing's candidacy ! for Presidential nomination on the re publican ticket was formally launch ed here today when a voter's petition \ signed by nearly 5,000 LINCOLN, Nebraskans ; asking that his name he placed on the primary ballots April 20, was filed ; with the secretary of state and ac cepted as legally sufficient. Signatures attached to the petition represent practically every county in the state and include hundreds of ex service men and a large number of women, who will vote for the first i time in Nebraska at the coming elec tion. Only 100 signers from each of! the six cong'essiom 1 districts are] needed to accompany the nomination j petitions according to the 1917 prim-| ary law in Nebraska. The Pershing organization announ ced that large numbers of additional petitions were being received daily from all parts of the state and that an additional block of signatures may be added to those filed today, final date for filing in Nebraska is March 20 and candidates are not re quired to file an acceptance. Hiram Johnson and Leonard Wood are the only other candidates who have enter ed Pershing's home state. At the time of filing the petition, Mark W. Woods, chairman of the Pershing organization, gave out a statement in which he said, "General Pershing will accept the nomination if he is the choice of the people, has, however, refused to personally seek this honor. The j I lie j "The country looks upon Nebraska j as a pivotal state which will indicate 1 the western sentiment. I am confident j receive in Ne the majority he will braska primaries will be so great that will have no cause to ! ! the country doubt that the nomination of Persh ing will insure a republican victory, next November." -o OFFICERS NAMED FOR BALL LEAGUE J. H. Pettey Is Selected As President Of The Permanent Greenwood Base Ball Association. At a largely attended meeting of the people of Greenwood and vicinity Saturday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce, a permanent organiza tion of the Greenwood Baseball Asso ciation was perfected with Mr. J. H Pettey as president. The other offi-! S. H. Montgomery, vice i Dudley, manager,! cers are: president; M. G. Warner Wells, secretary and treas urer; J. B. Rovenhorst, assistant sec retary and treasurer. The Board of Directors is composed of F. Herr, G. P .Elliott, W. P. Weav , E. B. Robinson, G. A. Wilson, Jr., C. E. Saunders and S. H. Montgomery. Manager Dudley was authorized to lease the ground for a ball park and to the erection of a grand stand and the organization of a team for er see Greenwood. The meeting Saturday afternoon an enthusiastic one and interest manifested in the Greenwood lea . The officers chosen are thorough was was gue ly interested in the project and are live baseball fans and the prospect for the people of this city having an op portunity to witness some good games is excellent. ■o Arrested With Whisky And Jamica Ginger Sheriff W. S. Vardaman and deput ties searched the furniture store Sat urday night of J. B. Meriweather on Carrollton Ave., and found a pint and a half of "moonshine whisky" and six ty two bottles of Jamaica Ginger. Merriweather was arrested and his trial will occur on March 18th, before Judge R. H. Hicks.. ---— nv g* S. Wood spent Sunday in daBbti ft 1 "! returned home last NORTH DAKOTA FACES UNIQUE Situation Of Presidential Preference Primary Tomorrow With But One Candidate Entered. Associated Pie BISMARK, N. D.. March 15—North Dakota faces the unique situation if a Presidential preference March 16 with but one candidate en Joh son Intra-par tered - primary on Senator Hiram stands alone in the field, ty delegation contests, pivoting about W. the Non-Partisan League, the chief barbed wire entanglements on the voters battlefield. Major General Leonard Wood and! Governor Frank O. Lcwde i, of Illi nois, refrained from filing ror 'na-j ations in this state after a second Re-| upblican State convention had voted | that delegates to the national conven tion should go uninstructed, constitute William Jennings Bryan withdrew j his name as democratic candidate ! leaving the California Senator a chal lenger without opposition. The primary is to elect for each party a national committeeman, five presidential electors and ten national convention delegates, There is considerable speculation in political circles as to whether the re publican delegates elected bound to vote for Senator Johnson at be will the ( gate law the delegate takes an oath that he will to the best of his judg men t an (lability, faithfully cai*ry out Chicago convention. Under the the wishes of his political party as expressed by the primary. For the first time in this state, wo will vote for presidential elect iîmmi ors but, under a ruling of the state supreme court, cannot vote for dele gates to the national conventions al though the state may be represented in those conventions by women dele gates, one of whom has been nomina ted by each pary. THE CHARTER OF INCORPORA TION OF THE BUSINESS WOMEN'S CLUB. 1. The cörpor» f o title of said com- j pany is The Busiiit 's Women's Club, j 2. The names of the incorporators j Hugh Ella Quarles, Postoffice, i Greenwood, Mississippi. j Eula Nettles, Postoffice, Greenwood, ! I are: M. L. Turnage, Postoffice, Green- I wood, Mississippi. M ississippi. Loreena Greenwood, Mississippi. Zilphal Cain, Postoffice, Greenwood, Mississippi. Annie Hobson, Postoffice, Green -1 ! wood, Mississippi. El ma Rimmer, Postoffice, Green wood, Greenwood, Mississippi. Mattie Hobbs, Postoffice, wood, Mississippi. Mamie Gilliam, Postoffice, Green wood, Mississippi, and their associates and successors. 3. The domicile is at Greenwood, Mississippi. 4. Amount of capital stock None. The par value of shares is Noth Postoffice, I Lumbrick, j ; i i (iieen-j 5. mg. 6. The period of existence (not to exceed fifty years) is Fifty (50) years. 7. The purpose for which it is cre ated: To purchase, lease, hire or oth erwise acquire, real and personal pro perty, improved or unimproved, for the purpose of erecting, building, ae i quiring, maintaining, equiping, furn ishing, holding, leasing, managing and operating a house, building, stru cture or home, with all the incidents and appurtences thereto, for the occu pation, use and benefit of the incor porators, their successors and asso ciates; to sell, convey, rent, lease, mortgage or otherwise dispose of or encumber the same, or any jsart there of, and to issue notes, bonds, or other evidences of debt thereof, and to is notes, bonds, or other evidences of debt therefor; to contract_and be con tracted with and to sue and he sued, in it's corporate name and capacity; and to do any and all other acts, of whatever nature, which may, at any time, be necessary or convenient to better promote the purposes for which this corporation is created. 8. This corporation is organzied not for profit or gain and no div idend or profit shall ever be declar ed, withdrawn or paid by this corpor ation to any of the incorporators, their associates or successors, but any pro fit or surplus so earned shall be depo sited or kept m the corporate funds, other depository or fund sue successor, a member of this corporation, who s h*n cease to be a member of this or m some designated or created for that pur pose to be applied to and used for the purpose for which this corporation is created; or for any charitable, bene volent or like purpose, which in the judgment of a majority of the mem bers of this corporation may seem proper. 9. Any incorporator, associate or now or hereafter to become, 1 i Exit Winter U r 6'WAN NOW) , You VÊ. &EÊN HANOIHG 'ROUND '1(115' 'TÖWM LOHOJ^ R e.M0u6H 3" nn: SX x x \\ » £3 <\\ X US A m \ ho 2T*?Oxi o —A sxx'x a CO i v ■- Ox N x 2 )' X' % V x ; m 'A 01 \gjjll \ i i § • * X A -x X.N U I > Ol ^ 1 N v\ ••X \1 % i\ll I—• r" r J J (Copjrrletil) (Copjrrletil) OPEN CATHOLIC MISSION SUNDAY Father Finnerty Preaches Sermon On j Grace"—His Subject Tonight Will Be "The Christian Home." Father Finnerty opened the Mission at the Catholic Church last night with j I a large crowd attending. The subject of his sermon was "Grace," which was ] masterfully explained so that all could understand this difficult doctrine of i . re ÿ lon - Tonight at 7:30 he will speak on, : "The Christian Home." Everyone i should hear this sermon as the sub-i ject is the most dear to every heart. ; Morning service will be held at 6 and 8 o'clock each day of this week, i All are cordially invited to these services. erners. all of -o BUSINESS MEETING. The regular monthly meeting of the Business Woman's Club of Greenwoo ! will be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock. A full attendance is desii'ed. * * * The condition of Little ^lary Bai ley Whittington, who has been ill with p neumon j a> was reported better to * * day. many friends. This will be good news to her ****** Little Ruth and Marybelle Com stock, children of Mr. and Mrs. J Charley Comstock, are critically ill Miss Johnnie Com with pneumonia, stock is also suffering with a severe ; ] _was corporation according to the by-laws governing said corporation, which may ! be enacted from time to time, shall I forfeit all of her or their right and* W case of the "flu. Chapter 24, Mississippi Code, interest in and to the uses, benefits j and privileges of said corporation; to it's property, funds or other things,, >f like nature; and to the conduct of the ] "orporate business and affairs, all of, the right, interest, benefit, privilege, ] etc., of such member or members en- ; uring to the use, privilege and bene fit of her or their successor or sue cessors, the incorporators, their asso- j ciates and successors, perpetually. j 10. The right and povrers that may] be exercised by this corporation are ; those conferred by the provisions of M. L. TURNAGE, HUGH ELLA QUARLES, LOREENA LUMBRICK, EULA NETTLES, ELMA RIMMER, ZILPHAL CAIN, ANNIE HOBSON, MATTIE HOBBS, MAMIE GILLIAM, Incorporators. ] 1 ! ! ! : j Acknowledgment. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI,! COUNTY OF LEFLORE. | This day personally appeared be-1 fore me. the understigned authority, M. L. Turnage, Hugh Ella Quarles, Loreena Lumbrick, Eula Nettles, El ma Rimmer, Zilphal Cain, Annie Hob son, Mattie Hobbs and Mamie Gil liam, incorporators of the corpora tion known as the Business Women's Club, who acknowledged that they signed and executed the above and foregoing articles of incorporation as their act and deed on this the 12th day of March, 1920. (SEAL) W. G. GREEN, Notary Public in and for the City of Greenwood* said county and state, DISCUSS! DRAINAGE. ANS Of * Supervisors From Other Counties Meet With The Leflore Board In Greenwood Today. Members of the Board of'Supervis ors from Holmes, Yazoo and Sharkey . . counties, meet in Greenwood today with the Leflore Board and discussed drainage problems of paramount im portance in the Delta Section. It is ,, ... believed m order to effect con struction work that an organization should at" Once be perfected and this matter w^r- liscussed together with various drainage system.s Numbers of representatives from Holmes, Yazoo and Sharkey were in attendance at the meeting here today •o Mrs. O. J. Quiggins RäSSCd Away Her© Mrs. O. J. Quiggins died Sunday morning at 7 o clock at the Sturgis a H° use > after an illness oi only a few da Y s i n ^ uenz ^» followed by an at 1 - ac 'k pneumonia. The remains were taken to Holly Springs for interment yesterday afternoon on the 1 o'clock train. The body was accompanied by Mr. Quiggins and Mr. Clayton Myers. Mrs. Quiggins had resided in Green wood for about a year and during her sta y here she has made hosts of She was formerly Miss friends. S he Lpuise Mackie of Holly Srings. a devoted member of the Episco p a ] Church, a member of the choir an d was much beloved. She was greatly interested in the Business Woman's Club of Greenwood and had many friends among the members, The mother of Mrs. Quiggins was w j tb ber when death occurred. The sympathy of the entire commu d ty is extended to the husband, moth and other relatives in their ber er e g V ement. The funeral was held this morning at jq o'clock at Holly Springs, ~ i * , . , , The Commercial Appeal is for sale by the sales boy, Reiman House, Intyre's Drug Store, Barrett's Drug Store, Irving Hotel and Kitchell Ho tel, Commercial Appeal carrier boys have extra papers for sale on Sunday only. ] i o ****** Mr. B. E. Shelby, an automobile ] truck representative of Alma, Mich,. 1 and Mr. J. D. Cullen of Memphis, ! spent the week end in Greenwood on ! business. Mr. Shelby is an enthuias- ! ! tic booster of the Delta and stated : that Greenwood was by far the best town he had visited and that j there was more business here. ****** Mr .Richard Gregory, of Durant, was in the city last Saturday visiting ( his son and mingling with many ; friends. ****** Mr. Jack Gray, who has been tak ing treatment in Memphis for several weeks returned home last night much improved. ****** Mr. George Steen, who underwent] operation last week at the King's Daughters Hospital, is getting along] nicely. He injured bis foot some time j ago a second operation was nec an j eggary. CLOVER CULTURE THE DECLINE IN By The American Farmers Threatens To Be Serious, The Department Of Agriculture Advises. x Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 15—Decline in clover culture b American farm erg seems to have gone gQ far ag tQ threaten to be ser ious and for the : good of the nation's corn and wheat cropg it is time to get the land back into clover, the Department of Agri culture advises. Productiveness of Innd under corn and wheat decreases most rapidly. Rotation of crops is earnestly advocated by experts who say the most important is corn wheat-clover, with oats in place of wheat where corn occupies the land too long to permit seeding wheat in time. Experiments show that in continu j ous culture for 20 years, the yield fell from 9.24 bushels as an average for the first ten years to 5.79 bush e]g for the second ten years, while in j a g.y ear corn-wheat-clover retation : yj e j d wheat rose from 9.92 ; busbe j s j n ^ be fi rs t ten years to 12,78 j busbe j s j n ^ be se cond decade. ■ i o AlüCriCcin FOfCGS Oïl ] ■ Rhine Number 13,000 ! WASHINGTON, March 15 While ] technically still under the direction of Marshal hoch, the American troops| ^ 0,1 Rhine would not participate in i an y allied advance into Germany with ,ut specific directions for President Wilson, it was said at the War De partment today. The American forces i on the Rhine consist of about 13,000 troops. o ************** * * * 1 COTTON MARKETS * * ************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose B Prev Me-_•' May - - ;S6.60 37.23 36.38 37.09 36.90] Jul y - - 33.60 34.44 33.50 34.20 34.02, Oct. - - |31.13}31. 88|31.02 | 31.74 | 31.59 i Closed 15 to 19 up . ] New York Spots 41.00. NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose Prev - |36.70iïîË39 36.6Ï^37Ï25 ] 37Ä5 ] j 34.00j34.62 33.90 34.53 34.37 - 131.05 31.68] 30.90j31.54 31.35 ! i May - ju j y ! 0ct * ( ; * Closed 10 to 19 up. New Orleans Spots 41.00. o * * Hf. ********** * * THE WEATHER * * ************** MISSISSIPPI — Fair and warmer Monday; probably rain at night or Tuesday in the north portions; partly cloudy in the south. Local Observations # TEMPERATURE —Highest, 72 de grees; lowest, 45 degrees; précipita - tion 0.0; river gauge 23 feet; rise in j 24 hours 0.1. Miss Annie Long Stephen Local Observer [FINAL VOTE ON TREATY TODAY [ Efforts Being Made To Continue To Modify The Republican Article Ten Substitute. ! Associated Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 15—With ad I I vacates of the compromise, conceeding ; that developments had turned against i them on the Reservation to Article J i Ten of the peace treaty before the : Senate today, unanimously consented ; to the agreement that it be put in fin-, j al form and adopted before the ad ! jounrment tonight. | The compromise advocates are con-j tinuing their efforts to modify the ; j Republican Article Ten Substitute, or ! i bring enough Democratic support b?- j hind it, to insure the ratification of j the treaty, but among the leaders the j General prediction is that the substi- j tute will be adopted as it stands and with it the ti'eaty would fail of rati fication. i . i Paving] the way for a final vote on Article j Ten Reservation, the sera tors today; rejected 59 to 17, Senator Freiing G.J REJECT SUBSTITUTE WASHINGTON, Mar. 15 Hughes' substitute. On the proposal] of a summary disavowal of all ob- , ligation reservations worked out but ] not agreed to in a Bi-partisan Con- ! ference, offered by Senator Kirby, j Senator rejected Shields, Williams and Harrison were among the Democrats voting against ; 45 to 31. were , j it . -o COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE NAMED ! ! William Martin Williams Of Alabama Named To Succeed Daniel C. Roper. Associated Press j March 15—Wil-! iiam Martin Williams of Alabama, has been selected by President Wilson WASHINGTON, as a successor to Daniel C. Rofer as j a commissioner of internal revenue. ; Williams is now solicitor for the De- ! partment of Agriculture. o ! ] ! HOMELESS TODAY Fire Destroys Portion Of The Resi- i ' dence Section In Grandview, Texas—Heavy Loss. GRANDVIEW, Tex., March 15—Ap nroximately one thousand persons are homeless today as a result of the fire which yesterday burned a wide swath through the residence business por The loss is estima ^j ons Q f ^ be town. ted be tween a million and a half and ^ wo million dollars. -o STAG SUPPER GIVEN MR. T. WELLS. A most enjoyable treat to the part- I ici pants was the stag supper party last night by Mr. George Bain es Austin in special compliment to Mr. Terrell R. Wells whose engage ment to Miss Emma Jones Harding, was recently announced. The brightness of St. Patrick's de corations made the table most at and much amusement was afford ed the guests by clever toasts, place cards and center-piece. Mr Austin acted as his usual original and capable man j ner. Besides the honor guest, given ct ve Mr. I Austin' Wells, those enjoying Mr. hospitality were: Messrs Harper Stod j dard, Dave Humphreys, Albert Marx.i Robert Baird, John H. Pettey, Leslie ! Walton, W. G. Barner, Hannis Stod dard, Frank Pettey, R. H. Wilson an 1 Sidney Lenoir. ; -o Special Meeting For Knights Of Pythias I pi Leflore Lodge No. 46 K. of wil lhave a called meeting tonight a : 7:30 o'clock for work in the first and second ranks. Hon. H. M. Quin, Grand Keeper of Record and Seals, will be a guest of the Lodge and all member: ! are urged to be on hand promptly. AH 1 visitors welcome. -o COLORED WEDDING OCCURS. Billy Drain, dwarf and negro port for J. D. Lanham, was married last week to Pearlie Saulsbury. Billy weighs only 80 pounds and the lady of tips the Billy has been in the er color, who won his heart, scales at 150. employ of Mr. Lanham for years and friends among the white has many people of Greenwood. SHOW POPULAR OPPOSITIONTO NEW GOVT. HEADS ! Strike Orders I ♦ ssued In All Parts German Empire i ALLIES REFUSE J RöpOI'tGd NgW | AoTPPmnnl ctxvtra 1 UL illt III ; With Ebert ! j j j j RECOGNIZE GOV T. . Regime Associated Prose AGREEMENT REACHED PARIS, Mar. 15—(3:40 o'clock)— A Berlin dispatch received this ning, says an agreement has been reached between Chancellor Kapp of the new government and Minister Noske of the Ebert government and that the government crisis in Germany has ended. The new government will be constituted under eve an agreement between the old government and the new, the ment stated. Havas Agency annour ce BERLIN, March 15—Leaders of the Ebert government ousted from poi Saturday, forces or by the reactionary revolt are apparently gathering combat the new regime. They are I ing aided by labor forces and a gen eral strike has been declared in to H 1 pro test against the change ment. of govt' Prussia seems to be the around which the nucleus military leaders have built their movement. Reports in the various cities in the other parts of Germany, indicate popular opp< d tion to the new regime. Fighting is reported at Frankfort and resolutions have been adopted by the workmen at Dusseldorff, Essen and Cologne again st the revolt. Strike orders were is sued yesterday and it is expected to be a critical moment for the new gov eminent, when the workmen walkout, Chancellor Knapp has announced he will take decisive steps any insurrection by the strikers, but it does not seem possible he sent the wholesale to suppress can pre stoppage of the work . ADHERENCE TO NOSKE BERLIN, Mar. 15—(Wireless to London). It is reported here that South German generals and Saxon troops havegiven adherence to Gus tave Noske, Minister of Defense the Ebert government. REACH AGREEMENT WITH EBERT GOVERNMENT. BERLIN, Mar. 15— An uncor.firm ed report was current before midnight that the new German government lias reached an agreement with the Ebert government in order to avoid the threatened railroad strike. WILL NOT RECOGNIZE NEW GOVERMENT. LONDON, Mar. 15—An official British message today says that the allied commissions .a Germany have ignored the request for recognition from the new government in Berlin. of Meet And Proclaim The Soviet Government O Associated Press PARIS, Mar. 15—Independent Soc ilaists and Communists met yesterday at Mannheim and proclaimed the Sov iet government, according to advices from Basle. o— Report Of Cotton Consumed February j ! Associated Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 15—Cotton consumed during February amounted to 51 6 59 g ( equivalent to 500 pound ba i es Q f lint, and 26,320 bales of lint ; evs were consumed, the Bureau an nounces. I -o T: panese Soldiers Revolt In Siberia : LONDON, Mar. 15-A revolt has ! broken out among several units of the Japanese troops in Siberia, 1 cording to a wireless dispatch sent ac by the Soviet government at Moscow. Will Test Validity Prohibition Amend o ; j gey was granted permission today by WASHINGTON, Mar. 15—New Jer fhe Supreme Court to institute orig [ inal proceedings to test the validity of the prohibition amendment.