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1 w Mr f-4Êr » TP mui PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers REENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAV-AFTERNOON, MARCH 17, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION: VOLUME 4«-NUMBER 171 SINGLE COPY 5c PER MONTH 50c PER YE \R 10.00 n VJ (»AIRMAN OF THE ! REP. NAT. COM. PRAISES G.O.P. i In Speech Before Vir-i gi lia State Convention j Today. j i MAKES A PLEA FOR PATRIOTISM "I suggest the republican party stands for the development and exe cution of a plan for the reduction of taxes, with the repeal of taxes which kill initiative, and the spreading of war debt over a large number of years. "I believe there shall be developed a better relation between labor and capital, with justice to both and with justice to the public the third side of the triangle, which must not be for gotten. "We feel that there shall be an ad ministration of law and order every where in the nation. "The party shall measure its steps j Outlines Principal The Thing- For Which His Party Stands. Associated Press ROANOKE, Va., March 17—De claring that the republican party stands first for, "the honest efficient, and economical business administra tion of the country's affairs," Will H. Hays, chairman of the Republican National Committee, in an address be fore the State Reupblican convention here today, pleaded for "patriotism in peace as well as war," and asserted that, the country has, "slipped along under this democratic administration, without any adequate thought of the problems that would confront us un til the shock of peace was here, just as we did before we entered the war." Outlining the principal things for which his party stands, Mr. Hays said: "I suggest that above all things the republican party stands first for hon est, efficient, and economical business administration of the country's af fairs. It was formerly said that, 'Hon esty is the best policy' as a matter of business. Honesty is the best policy as a matter of morals. In like man ner there is but one kind of success ful politics, of faithful, efficient, hon est, and economical administration. The only successful politics in the sit uation today is to find out what is best for the country and do it first. We want more in politics tor what they can give and not w'hat they can get. men forward by the new needs of the na- j tion with eyes always ahead, but with j its feet always on solid ground." Asserting that there are two nat ural inquiriès from women new in pol What does the republican par ty offer the women ? and What does the republican party stand for? Hays declared: The republican party offers the everything we offer the men. The only just rule for a political he added, "is that the rights itics. Mr. U women party, of participation in the management of the party's affairs must be and remain equally sacred and sacredly equal. The republican country constitute one-half of the par tv's membership. In many states this In the presiden women in the has long been so. tial campaign of 1920 it is my very earnest hope and well-founded judg ment that it shall be so everywhere. "There is to be no separate wom en's organization created within the party, except, and only in those cases where such an arrangement may be needed temporarily as an efficient aid in the complete amalgamation which is our objective. To the women and to men alike the party offers the right of a poli tical self-determination, and that is the answer to the second query, What does the party stand for?" Holding that, "there must be in this country two political parties, and both must be strong and. virtile," Mr. Hays I do not ask that all women be 4i ii said: 44 come republicans. To' which party you belong is of less consequence than that you belong he said. 44 I would s? to some party, rather a woman join with our oppo nents than belong to no party. Of patriotism in politics he declar I have no use for the individual who is either 'too busy' or 'too good' He has no just complaint He is 99 ed: to help. to make, whatever happens, riding on another's ticket. I have an abiding faith that there will be an awakened sense of civic duty as a by product of this war. Expressing the belief that the coun try's problems are largely economic ones, Mr. Hays, pointed out that the difficulties in this country, which ha said, at the moment seem to 99 fco overwhelming, "can be and I have a. ! PRESENT FIGURES ARE NOT FINAL i Population Figures Now Being Made By Census Bureau Are Subject To Change. j WASHINGTON. March 17—Special j —So many inquiries relating to the Fourteenth Census population figures, now being made public by the Census i Bureau, have been received from pub lishers of almanacs, school books at lases and other publications intended for permanent records, that Sam L. Rogers, Director of the Census, has issued a statement pointing out that the figures now being given out are but preliminary and are subject to correction. "The population figures now being compiled by the Census Bureau, and which are being publicly announced as rapidly as possible, are but prelimin ary in their character," stated Direc tor Rogers. "Those who intend to print the pop ulation figures of our cities and towns in almanacs, school books and other publications intended for standard or permanent use should bear this fact in mind. FIGURES CERTIFIED TO CON GRESS. "At a later date the Census Bur eau will announce from time to time the final and official population of each state, city, town, county, town ship, or other minor civil division, and it is expected that the official popu lation of the United States by states will be promulgated, and thus be rea dy for certification to Congress, some time in October. "It may well be that the figures which we are making public at this time will turn out to be the correct and official figures for many if not most of the different subdivisions. However, I want to call the attention of everyone Ao the fact that the fig ures we are announcing at this time are preliminary and ai'e subject to la ter correction. "The publisher who prints these preliminary figures in permanent rec ords is running the risk of not print ing the accurate and official results of the 1920 Census." 91 is Prince of Wales Has His Doubles Proclaim Council Of Working Men Associated Press BASLE, Switzerland, March 17— A dispatch from Chemnitz, an indus trial center in Saxony, says Republic of Working Men's Council, has been proclaimed there. O Associated Press LONDON, March 17—The Pi'ince of Wales seems to have doubles in Eng land. In the company of two officers, a man entered a West End moving pic ture theatre the other day. A lady sitting near the door arose, bowed and presented the eternal autograph book. The man took the book and, with a serene countenance, wrote Smith." and handed back the volume with a gracious bow. It was not the Prince. "J. J. explicit faith will be solved in one -by finding exact justice and en way forcing it. he said, from its inception has stood against undue federalization of industries and •* "The republican party, There must be strong fed activities. eral regulation, but not government 91 ownership. Referring to the American soldiers in the war with Germany, Mr. Hays said: "The republican party will never forget the debt we owe to the sol diers who have won this war. We used to hear: 'Food will win the war, Liberty Bonds will win the war, thrift stamps will win the war.' They did not. They all helped to win the war, but the war was won by the fighting men at the fighting front, and in no other way. And the party's appre ciation of our soldiers will be remem bered. In closing Mr. Hays appealed to his hearers to, "find disloyalty if there be any in the land and scotch it; find dishonesty if there be dishonesty and crush it; find the right and cleave unto it. Keep your eyes raised, Americans, but keep your feet on solid ground," he exclaimed. Find the reason for discontent, and meet it squarely; correct the cause where there is a cause ,and merciless ly destroy the excuse where it is an excuse only. Give every well behav ed man and woman their equality of opportunity and require from them their full measure of accountability. " « n 10 □ First Bit of Green to Appear m V m jjSAl ' » Ü m — J», , ^f/j m gr s. 7 I y* ■s-'f * ; ! I ! \ m fir gËÉI mWm f*f / iiii Tj .}£ li i W: F j AJPJ 7 y I ! i rpsö 0 H % VVf : ./■ I i R ! c: $ % (Oop/rlgto) ATTEMPT MADE SEEK REVENGE Recent Bombing Of U. S. Consulate Was Work of the Bolsheviki, According to Investigations. Associated Press GENEVA, March 17—Police auth orities declare that the investigations made in the recent bombing of the American Consulate at Zurich, con firm the theory that the attack was a Bolsheviki attempt at revenge for the deportation of the Soviet sympa thizers from the United States. I -o ; , I CONVENTION IN ATLANTIC CITYi ■ j April 27-29 To Discuss Increased Pro- : duction As Means Restoring Normal Business Conditions Associated Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 17—Seeing in increased production a means of restoring normal business and price conditions, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, it was announc- ; ed, will make its eighth annual meet- ; ing, to be held in Atlantic City April 27 to 29, an Increased Production Con vention. Every topic will be considered from that viewpoint. The relation of gov ernment to production will be first ■ ■ taken up and under that heading willj be considered artti-trust legislation and taxation. Business of every kindj ernment, the farmer and the business man in increasing farm production, Secretary of Agriculture Meredith will speak for the government. The relation of labor to production will be approached from both sides, the em plove's viewpoint to be presented by representative of the American Fed eration of Labor and the employer's by a business man. There will be group meetings for each of several j is declared to be keenly interested in taxation, especially excess pro- 1 fits taxes. Another phase of the problem to be discussed will be the part of the gov a great divisions of industry. " 1 -o PUTTING BALL GROUND IN SHAPE : ! ; Work .Has Been Commenced On Park And Aeroplane Landing In Congress Heights. The work of cleaning off and put ting in splendid »shape the ball ground for the Greenwood Base Ball Associa tion was commenced yesterday and everything will be in first class shape and ready for the opening of the sea son, early in the summer. Eight acres of land in Congress Heights at the south end of Miss issippi Ave., has been leased of Mr. W. L Craig. This ground will not only be used for a ball park, hut will be utilised as an aeroplane landing ,N ,:i DAVIS ELECTED CIRCUIT JUDGE: : Def, ai.. Judge Beams In The District j By A Majority Af About Five» Hundred Votes. A vry small vote was cast throu-. gho t his the Fourth Judicial Dis trict yesterday at ike special election heb fei* Circuit Court Judge. 1 unofficial returns from the four cou.-.t c : composing the District show that Hon. S. F. deffc„i Davis, of Indiauola, i _ , _ _ _ . _ ' JU ^ sre .* ' • ea ™ s ' £ i ville, by a majority of about «Mr *Ai hundred votes. Davis carried Sunflower county by 680 and Holmes county by 300. Beams carried Washington county by 400, Humphreys by 10, and Leflore by 40 or 50. : : LEFLORE COUNTY VOTE. Minter City Money . Itta Bena .. ..Beams 2 Davis 15 ^ ..Beams 13 Davis 2 .Beams 52 Davis 20 j Beams 23 Davis 14 ! Sidon . Greenwood .Baems 93 Davisl03 : 154 183 Totals No election ... held at Shellmound, j and up to the houi of going to press j nothing had been heard from Sunny Side, Schlater, Morgan City and Swif-: town boxes. ! : -o LECTURE GIVEN ON MARRIAGE j i Father Finnertÿ Talks About The Sa . . ered R.l»t.o„ S h.p Of Man And Wife At Catholic Church. I tention of his audience last night at the Catholic Church when he spoke ; on the subject of "Matrimony." The greatness and sanctity of the bond be- 1 tween man and wife were extolled.; "This is a great sacrament, but I speak in Christ and in the Church," Eph. 5:32. Marriage validly contract ed, no power can break, Father Fin nerty said. "What therefore, God joined together let no man put asun God instituted marriage for a sac Finnerty. "His law demands fidelity to j this,, and history shows that peoples love to the sacred bond of unity j marriage and of the establishment of the home with little ones, have pros- 1 pered and have been blessed." Father Finnerty paid a tribute to the mothers ,who when our country's; j very life was at stake, gave their stur- ; Father Finnerty held the closest at &t> if said Father red and holy purpose, 1 jdy and loyal sons to defend Old Glory; : One of the great curses of the day, he . ! pointed out, was the want of prayer- j ful consideration for the entrance into ; the marriage life. ; Tonight at 7:30 there will be a lec- ; important subject, ; ture on a very which should be our everyday thought, j ■ ! and a city park. Just as soon as the plans are accep ted, work will be commenced on the; Grandstand which will cost between six and eight thousand dollars. Those who contributed to the Green wood Base Ball Association should be on the lookout for drafts as the com mittee will collect the funds by draw ing on them. CHOKE DEBATE ON i IRISH QUESTION Senate Hastens To Clear Way For Final Action On The Peace Treaty Tables Bill. j Associated Press WASHINGTON, tening to clear the way for final ac-1 tion on the peace treaty, the Senate ; today choked off the St. Patrick Day j debat° on the Irish ouestion bv tabl March 17—Has ! . _ « i. ™ ^ , mg o l to 21, the proposal to declare resolution, that Great Britain; ■»() 6IshB ^ lte « < u fret _ I -o RETAIN POLICY j FIXING PRICES : ^ For Wheat, Potatoes And Other Basic Food Commodities In Germany Despite Farmers Opposition. j ! : Associated Press j EERUN MaJ . 1? _ Thc Germa „ | j nm t has decided to retain 1 ^ coming harvest year 1 potatoes and other basic food com ! modifies, despite strong opposition bv ' : the farmers. At the same time it has announced that the minimum i prices which may be demanded for | these food supplies will be increased j by 100 percent for wheat and 300 per cent for potatoes. These advances are i intended as a partial concession to producers, to allow for the reduced purchasing power of German money ^ ^ ^^ased coat of production j I Under the new scale of minimum : prices wheat is fixed at not less than ; 1,000 marks a ton, potatoes at 500 marks a ton, rye 900 marks, barley j and oats 800 mar k s . This fixing of a ! ; J ninimum price is a reversa i from the former procedure when maximum 1 prices were fi xe d. Producers had op- ; pQsed the max i mum pr i ce system on g roun( } that it failed to provide ^ Qr ^ genera ] increased cost of pro duct i on Farmers also vigorously opposed con ti n uance of the government's pol icy of f ix j ng pr i ce s and vainly at tempte( j to h ave £ he free trading sys tern restored. The government, act j ing throug h t h e Economic Council, in sisted that t fc e pr i ce fixing was nec j essary because the food situation con tinue3 precar i 0 us and because Ger 1 ^ ig 0 Bli ge d to rely upon her own production until the country is placed in & better pos ition for buying in for eign countries . ; evidence con The government cited as Qf probable disas trous results if . trQ j pr j ces W ere removed, the fact j tbat wben oa t s were released for free trading they sold in t he open market ; at 4 4 qq ma rks a ton while wheat ; ^ fetching 500 markg a ton. ; j -o ■ The Population Of ! P Milwaukee Increased __ Associated Press WASHINGTON, Mar. 17—Popula tion statistics announced today, in elude Milwaukee 457,147. An increase of 83,290 or 22..3 per cent over 1910 URGES TREATY BE RATIFIED William Jennings Bryan Tells Demo crats Defeat Of Treaty Suicidal For Party. Associated Press WASHINGTON, March 17—Wil liam Jennings Bryan, who was here today enroute to New York, gave out a statement urging the ratification of! the peace treaty and declared for the Democrats to join the Irreconcil- i ables" in defeating the treaty would be "unthinkable," in advance, "unspea kable" afterwards. He declared it would be "suicidal" for the Democratic party to deny the right of the major ity of the Senate to declare the sen ate's policy. -o ; : TAKE PICTURE OF PRESIDENT j I First Photograph Made Since His j Return From The Western Trip In September. ft. r Associated Press 'WASHINGTON, March 17—Photo-, graphers were permitted to take the, first pictures of President Wilson to-; day since his return from his western trip last September. The President was photographed as he left the White House this morning for an auto ride. **************! : COTTON MARKETS * I * * * * !************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High T.ow ("lose C osc Prev. i rj-——— . ^ . Urt. 37.30 37.74 37.24 37.71 ! 37.22 i - 34.45(34.88;34.33 34.84 34.31 j - i3i.7G 3: .C3 31. Z-y 31.02 ,1.71 Closed" 21 to f,3 up. New' York Spots 41.00. _ NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose Prev May - - 137.4^7.70137.38137.65)373381 " ' 34.65(34.95 34.65 34.90 34.61 j 31.65 31.83 (31.55; 31.73 31.54 Closed 19 to 29 up. New Orleans Spots 41.00. July - Oct. o NEW ORLEANS COTTON LETTER. (From J. F. Clark & Co., by Abe Silver.) NEW ORLEANS, Mar. 17—Liver pool showed between 30 and 40 points lower than due and quoted spots 35 down. New York reported British ! worships enroute with 25 to 35,000,000 I Gold for New York. This is believed: to he the first consignment for dis- j charge of the Anglo-French loan due in October. ! Liverpool writes Manchester quiet er > general inquiry fallen off consid erably, trade appears to be well cov- ; ered. Owing to shortage in warehouse} room some s P ot cotton selling at con-j cessions. Some 40,000 bales still on ■ the Quays for which no room can be, found. Foreign news reflects the nation in an unfinished state and : holding a great deal of uncertainty, j The weather map shows generally cloudy weather, no rain West of the River but general rains East, heavy over parts of Northern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Outlook is I for partly cloudy with further rains, probable over the Northeast quarter. Such weather is entirely normal for this period of the year. The market ignored the decline in English market and opened 5 to 10 higher extending the gain to 25 points in the distant positions in a short while. Liverpool recovered most of the early decline in old crops and ad- ! vanced to a net gain of six points on new crops. Our market ruled quieter in the second hour and reacted mod erately on realizing. Spots are quiet with but the usual scattered inquiry j for certain specialties. ♦ o ¥r * * * ^ *.************* . _ » THE WEATHER Wed MISSISSIPPI—Local rains nesday; somewhat colder Thursday; cloudy probably rain. Local Observations TEMPERATURE—Highest, 84 de .gréés; lowest, 65 degrees; précipita tion .80; river gauge 23.3. Rise in 24 , ; ! Local Observer - ; hours 0.1. j 1 itor here yesterday from Sunny Side. Miss Annie Long Stephen -o Mr. W. G. Ditto was a business vis ALREADY NEW GERMAN RULE IS TOPPLING Kapp Rulers Have Real ized Futility of Their Reign. ttt TXTT\¥>17*r\ci XT it t nrv H-U W LHvJlIiÜö KI LLrj D j N REVOLUTION i Allied Forces Have Now Occupied the City of Constantinople. Associated Press The Kapp administration in Berlin, ; realizing the futility to hold the reigns of powi : cided to give up the short lived.dicta torship. Official advices IV of attempting r. has de om Berlin j today announced that Char, *ellor Kapp I has decided to resign . Forces of extreme radicalism j asserting themselves in are various Ger man centers. With increasing Spart iean disorders, and the talk is grow ing among Radicals of the v.ossobil ity of utilizing the presei t disturbed conditions to establish Soviet. Rule. r The ist of killed in tl e towns and cities in clasl various s between is now the demonstrators and tr< >r i i mounting to the hundreds, hundred killed No direct confirmation 1 i ; been re ceived of last night's rej > v t of four in the b. mb rdment of Kiel by the warship, h it ently reliable reports ind -it hundred were killed at 1 . a p nar tha t a len and probably more than a hui I in the I suburbs of Berlin and f >i. half dozen to a score o" others in .wo doz en or mere cent rs, where clashes a i were reported. ALLIES OCCUPY CONST \NTI No: LE. CONSTANTINOPLE, fuir h 17 (Tuesday)—The Allied occupied Constantinople a ne guns nf the All» kj warships command both j actual arrival of the Allied forces cause lit tle alarm. S. MANY KILL PARIS, Mar# nine persons of a hundredNirijured in disorders at Treves in the-^American Zone of oc cupation, according to advices rec : v ed hero. It is said the revised figures of the casualty list in the fighting at Dresden, show more than a hundred killed and three hundred wounded. FAVOR SOVIET REPUBLIC. LONDON, March 17—Independent Socialists and Communists in Germa ny have commenced a violent agita tion in favor of the Soviet Republic and the alliance with Soviet Russia, i j have >s Ü1 ^ ~ U S ty Â T DRESDEN. I?-— (Havas) —Fifty eye killed and upwards ! according to Berlin dispatches to the I Exchange Telegraph fRENCH ARE ATTACKED. j PARIS March 17 a mob stormed the French headquarters at Bonn and ! pillaged stores and private homes, «ays a Berlin dispatch to the Journal. A French automobile was attacked and the driver and several French offi ; cels ... , , -. po * ce we ^ ( ° * ■ app ti^RFSICN . B EBUN . Mar. _I7 : Jy announced that h. ,|l j this afternoon at 1 o clock, had 1( e ° es gt . DÏ 177 A R H ^WFPT I IjYjtJjLàïAlYU O f f Lil 1 _ xTATff 1\ |) AKl f I A UlilllJ II» l/llllv l il Five Are Known ! BISMARK, N. D. March 17—Five are k nown dead and thousands of dol j ars damage occurred, as a result of a blizzard which has swept the State for The narrowly escaped lynching. the It was official <le . o Dead And Thousands Of Dollars Damage Caused By The Storm. Associated Press The blizzard is the past two days. sa jd to be the worst that has occurred The storm early to in twenty years. day was reported to be subsiding and the temperature falling. o Court Ruling Costs U. S. Gov't Heavily Associated Press WASHINGTON, loss to the government as a result of , the Supreme Court's decision that March 17 —The ; stock dividends are not taxable, will ! not exceed twenty five million dol Jars, is the opinion of most treasury ; experts. -o Take the Daily Commonwealth