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I g (Enmmonuiraltlf . - ,* ** •>. 1 A 3" jV& 4 " * l;;> --. HP J. L. & S. GILLESPIE, Editors and Publishers VOLUME 4—NUMBER 208 PUBLISHED AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE —*■ GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 29, 1920 SUBSCRIPTION: SINGLE COPY Cp PER MONTH 50t ^ PEK Y EAR WEDDING GREAT INTEREST OCCURS TODAY NEW YORK ; Eyes N. Y. Society Are Focused t)n Marriage St. Thomas Church. MISS LITTLETON* WEDS VANDERBILT Gifts Worth Nearly Mil lion Of Dollars Are Received. l . Associated Press NEW YORK, April 29—The eyes of New York Society are,focused today on the wedding in St. Thomas Church of Miss Rachel Littleton, daughter of the late Thomas J. Littleton of Ten nessee, to Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Gifts, valued at nearly a million dol lars, were received by the couple. O Stolen Automobile ... Abandoned Near City « The Ford touring car belonging to John Casey of Moorhead, was stolen yesterday afternoon from in front of the Fountain store. It was found this morning North of the city, near the Tallahatchie River, damaged. It had not been -o LEWIS STONE SEEN IN DOUBLE ROLE. Lewis Stone, one of the foremost character actors of the screen, takeg the role of John Keith, the hun^d man, as well as the part oL Derwent Conniston, of the Royal Mçunted Po lice in "The River's End,? adapted from the novel of the same title by James Oliver Curwood. The picture, which is released through First Na tional will be shown at Greenwood Theatre, Friday, April 30th. The story calls for thrilling and breathless situations in almost every scene, and, knowing Mi*. Stone's ability to play such parts, Marshall Neilan selected him for the double role. (4 a in Mr. Stone has had a successful stage career. Many theatregoers remem-j ber his splendid acting in his most | f successful play, "Inside the Lines," | which he later used as a film vehicle. i ! Mrs. R. C. McBee entertained the I Thursday Night Bridge Club last j to night in honor of Miss Dorothy Dar- j rington of Yazoo City, who is the ! to o HONORS MISS DARRINGTON. :guest of Mrs. E. L. Mounger. The I ihouse was beautifully decorated in j »quantities of roses. The prizes silk hose, went to Miss Marguerite Humphries and Mr. Mon roe McClurg. The guest of honor was also presented with a pretty pair of hose. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. McBee of Memphis. ♦ * % * * * of ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Michaux Arider of Highlandale, Miss., announce the engagement and approaching mar- ' riage of their daughter, Lucille to Mr. ! u Vaiden Henry Hughes of Bruins, Ark. 1 a to The wedding will take place the six teenth of June. ****** Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Weir were in the city Tuesday from their Grand view plantation home. ****** Mrs. J. M. Roberts of San Antonio, Tex., is the guest of her uncle Mr. S. -G. Wilson and family. Mrs. Roberts is enroute to Birmingham, Ala., to -visit her mother. ly of of all it is of of in a * ****** Mrs. S. J. Jackson of Carrollton, •waff a shopping visitor in Greenwood yesterday. • ****** Mesdames R. C. Garnett and Will Faison of Indianola, were shopping visitors in Greenwood yesterday. #••••* Mrs. Billy Duncan, Mrs. George Baird and Mrs. Hart of Inverness, were shopping visitors in Greenwood .yesterday. ****** Sirs. J. E. Clark of Sunflower, was à shopping visitor in Greenwood yes terday« ****** Mrs. Walker Scruggs of Doddsville, spent yesterday shopping in Green wood. ****** Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Strong Webster of Winona, were shopping visitors in Greenwood yesterday. * * * * *£-» Mrs. Casey of Lexington, was a vis itor in Greenwood Thursday. •••••* Mr. W. M. P«teetltft this morning -Har Naur Orleans Jar a few days stay fc / • SSgjg **************** * WASHINGTON NEWS LETTER * * * ; * * * By The Washington Star Copyright 1920. ************** ** NEXT WINTER'S FUEL SUPPLY. * *• * Will We Have Enough Coal To Go Around And Will It Be Priced Reasonably ? WASHINGTON, April 28—"How about next winter's fuel supply? Will we nave enough coal to go around and will it be priced reasonably?" These are burning questions.* t* householders and business people at this time, when the far-sighted and forehanded ones begin to figure during the summer months on laying in their winter's supply. - It happens that in Washington there is a source of information which can be tapped for answers to the ques tions, for light upon this dark subject. The American Wholesale Coal Asso ciation maintains headquarters here in charge of one of the recognized stat istical experts of the country, George H. Cushing. Mr. Cushing estimates' that the de mand for bituminous coal next win ter will aggregate about 535,000,000 tons, for domestic uses. He holds there is no reason to doubt that the bituminous mines can produce that much coal, since in 1918 they actual ly produced 51,000,000 tons in excess of that amount. The potential capa city, of the mines which produced the 586,000,000 tons is estimated to be, if they should be operated constantly, •47,000,000 tdtis. The figures show that they have a proved excess capa city of £1,000,000 tons and a potential excess of' 112,000,000 tons above the estimated demand for 1920. * ^he next question is ; "Ca» the rail roads carry that coal?" and this he answers in the affirmative. There are some people," Mr. Cushing says, who contend that the roads can not «4 (4 carry the coal. I am not that kind of a pessimist. I «do not and can not be lieve that when everything else in the £Q.untry is going ahead vigorously, the railroads alone falling behind. I can not believe that the railroads, crowded as they were in 1918 with war supplies, ti'oops and commerce of the country and inter fered with as they were by conflict ing orders from a confused railroad administration, could carry 586,000,000 tons in 1918 and not be able to carry 535,000,000 tons in 1920, when they will be found are free of the movement of troops and free from the annoyance of con f lict ing orders from Washington, I have faith in a word, in the effi ciency of private and competitive con trol of the carriers as opposed to pub Sic and non-competitive control. Mr * Cushing has gone at length in to the details of the car supply, their carrying capacity, and the demands to be P ut u P on them - drawing the con clusion that they are adequate for the task ahead. He points out that the quantiy of coal consumed by Pitsburg comes from mines in the vicinity, the same with Cincinnati and Chicago, while the coal moving to tidewater travels but a relatively short distance and the coal moved over the Lakes .. comes from nearby mines in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. "If under the circumstances,' says Mr. Cushing, "there is any shortage of coal due to the shortage of cars, the fault will lie with extremely bad railroad management. It all depends u P° n whether the railroad men are a 51e to move their cars fast enough to make fifteen round trips a year, If they can not, I think we per car. need some new railroad managers. In the face of these facts, which are inexorable, we still have the high ly excitable and highly speculative coal market. Buyers are bidding aga inst each other for each available car of coal as though the available supply of coal was about to be exhausted for all time. Those who have coal for sale hesitating to accept any offer for it lest by making a decision a few minutes too early they lose money. What I say about supply and demand is true. What I say about the spirit of the market is also true. The two things are hard to reconcile. I do not believe the coal men are vicious in spreading false alarm. I do not be lieve buyers are unbalanced when when they bid wildly for coal. I be lieve that both are misinformed in part and over-influenced by yester day's facts. However, there is this general truth to take into account. The minds of a large percentage of business men have been attacked by a new sort of disease. down of common sense due to exces sive weariness. The form which the malady takes is a sudden and wild de sire to abandon the fight for success in the highly competitive home mar kets and to go looking for easy and great success in the foreign markets. This is a potent cause of the present explosive tendency of the coal mar ket." If Mr. Cushing takes sharp issue with a statement recently made in the Sen gte b/ Senator Frelinghuysen of New n I think it is the breaking it* ' V: 01 — The End of a Perfect Day ■I .Mi' ! '■ l *• \ ' * I I I C\ Lr rJ7 ! 0* >: ■ ;#«*•-* > ■V. $ Ä; V/, *-T' v : fc ; •j ■ f/r ; •y a? r g J 1 •jim' 7! Â Y/. 71 Wm. ik A %■ y *>& : Sy. MR \V ■*: iCMofUem ' iCMofUem INCOMPATIBILITY AMERICAN AND FRENCH CUSTOMS HAS CAUSED 12,000 OF 50,000 FRENCH WAR BRIDES TO RE TURN TO FRANCE, SAYS MRS. JOHNSON. Associated Press PITTSBURGH, April 29—Incompa cus toms has caused 12,000 of approxi mately 50,000 French war-brides to return to France, according to Mrs. Reginald H. Johnson, president of the recently organized L'Espoir Franco American club here. The club, form ed at the suggestion of Mile. Odette de Bouglon, of Paris who was in Pittsburgh recently, is expected to broaden the interests of French girls who became the brides of Americans overseas, and to make them content ed in their new homes. Mrs. Johnson, herself a war-bride, and wife of a professor of languages at the University of Pittsburgh, de clared that members of the club are learning English, of course, but slow ly, and "when one cannot talk, one thinks too much. "We of France are individuals, she said. ves and our own people, and that makes doubly hard for the French girls who have left their homes and families. Not that they do not love their husbands, to be sure, but they miss their people. tibility of American and French 77 97 Wej live within oursel 14 77 o Mr. J. K. Vincent of Jackson, is a business visitor in Greenwood for a few days. Jersey that Europe would call upon America this year to supply her with 100,000,000 to 150,000,000 tons of coal. Senator Frelinghuysen, he says gave the impression that this was something we were really going to do at once. The facts are," contends Mr. Cush ing, "that we have only dock capa city to transship for export 19,000, 000 tons a year. We will probably export in 1920 not to exceed 12,000, 000 tons. Yet, due to Senator Frei inghuysen's statement, the psycholo gy of the coal trade is keyed to the need of multiplying our actual ex- j ports by eight or twelve. The effort on the coal trade's thought is ob vious. "If we should try to export 150, 000,000 tons, it would be equivalent to taking out of the market for 1920 the j whole production of Pennsylvania ex- ; cept 25,000,000 tons. Or, it would be! equivalent to taking out of the home, market for 1920 the whole production of Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, Such a sudden and violent shrinkage. of home production for home use would naturally throw any coal mar ket into highly speculative chaos. It;a. is not to be wondered at that such a statement made on the floor of the Senate by the Chairman of the coal investigating committee would bring a first class market explosion." These be comforting words of as surance coming from! such a source. The object »of them is to allay specu lation fever and induce to action which will allow the normal laws of supply and demand to operate, continued pro duction of the mines being -^«1, ' BIG FIRE OCCURS IN JACKSON, MISS. Blaze Originated In Feed Mill On South Gallatin Street This Morning. T Associated Press JACKSON, Miss., April 29—More than $110,000 dair ,;;e was caused by fire originating in a feed mill on South Gallatin Street early today. The fire swept the entire block. • I ! ! ; -o JAMES TERRELL BADLY WOUNDED Brother of Secretary of State of Ar kansas Is Shot By Frank Jacks Hurlbut. Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 29—James ; Terrell, brother of Secretary of State, Terrell of Arkansas, is in a critical condition in a Memphis hospital as a result of wounds received yesterday at Hurlburt, Ark., where Terrell is su perintendent of the schools. A dis pute arose between Terrall and Frank Jacks, merchant, relative tothe sign ing of a petition for a school election. Jacks claimed Terrall approached his store with a shotgun, when he is al leged to have fired, wounding Terrall. The latter's recovery is doubtful. j o CASE OLD WOMAN GOES TO JURY Mrs. Sarah I. Tabor, 80 Years Old Charged With Performing Ille gal Operation. Associated Press PAWPAW, Mich., April 29—The case of Mrs. Sarah I. Tabor, 80 years old, under indictment for manslaugh ter, charging her with having per formed or aided in an illegal operat ion, which caused the death of her daughter, Maude Tabor Virgo, was given to the jury this morning. -o Annual Picnic Will picnic will be held at Malmaison to morrow. All of the Sunday School scholars of the various churches are [invited to attend. The crowd will meet at the Southern Depot at 9:20 m. and will return in the afternoon Be Held Tomorrow The annual Union Sunday School at 5 o'clock. Base ball games will take place between the various teams and an enjoyable day is planned. There will be plenty of ice cream and cake and other good things to eat. A trip was made to Malmaison yes terday to ascertain whether the ground was in good shape for the pic nic. It waa found to be dry and in good condition. to to to o "Making the best of the worst"— Tba Salvation Army. m ' VANS. MANNING HAS RESIGNED DIRECTOR MINES ter of in day WILL ACCEPT POSITION AS DI RECTOR OF RESEARCH IN NEWLY ORGANIZED PE TROLEUM INSTI TUTE. in on 1 I ; week WASHINGTON, April 29—Van Sj siti Manning, director of the U. S. Bureau ! of Mines has resigned, effective June 50 ! 30th. He will become director of re . ; search of the newly organized Ameri can Petroleum Institute. Manning is a native of Holly Springs, Miss. Associated Press so mill er again ed I o Russian Refugees Arrive At Gensan ; Associated Press TOKIO, April 29—Among 293 Rus sian refugees who have arrived at Gensan from Vladovostok is a party of ten men who, soon after the death of Emperor Nicholas, escaped to Vlad ivostok. They have a plan to restore 1 monarchy in Russia, it is said, and ; night from Tokio will send representatives the to London, Shanghai and other points, j -? K VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS. ! in compliance with the appeals in j ^ tion behalf of the Many Mississippi people j who lost heavily in the recent ; destructive tornado, The Daily | Commonwealth will receive and for ward voluntary cash donations for the ! relief of these sufferers. Previously acknowledged Dr. W. T. Johnson . Mrs. S. M. DeLoach . Gid Montjoy, Sr. SENT $101.25 TO UNION CO. The Daily Commonwealth sent a check for $101.25 to Union county, Miss., contributions from Greenwood and Leflore county, with instructions to use same for the relief of the peo ple at Ingomar and vicinity, where several people were killed, a large number injured, the two churches and practically every business house and residence were destroyed by the recent disastrous tornado. The names of other contributors to the fund will be published as received at this office. $301.25 10.00 1.00 5.00 ly ing annual emy here sity, said ional the effort era o Send Donations To Mrs. W. R. Humphrey All persons who have not been so licited for the Tri-State Crippled Children's Home, and who may be de sirous of giving to this worthy cause, can mail their checks to me. Please send the donations in by the last of the week. The MRS. W. R. HUMPHREY, Chairman. a been still er for on lands been -o MORE HOUSES ARE NEEDED. We can"t expect Greenwood to grow unless more houses are built to rent to people who are desirous of locat and making their homes here. It's up to our public-spirited citizens to or ganize a house-building corporation to provide a lot of desirable cottages to take care of the situation. The question is, what are they going to do about it? * * * * *-*•**■■*•*■*■-#* . * ' COTTON MARKETS * * * ************** NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose _ Prev. May - - |40.o5|4t).4S 40.10 40.40,40.35 July - - j28.20-38.48j38.07j38.28[38.35• - |35.05 35.50 35.00 35.32 35.31 Closed 7 down to 5 up. New York Spots 41.40—5 up. Oct. NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close C ose i __ Prev - J38.95 39.30 39.08 39 20 39/22 - 34.95 35.23 34.77 ; 35.08 35.04 •j July - - ;38.25j38.30j37.90j38.17j38.17 ; ■ i Closed unchanged. I New Orleans Spots 41.25. May - Oct. o ; NEW ORLEANS COTTON LETTER. (From Jno. F. Clark & Co. By Abe Silver.) NEW ORLEANS, j A P ri l 29—Over ■ night advices throw additional light j on the weakness in yesterday which is shown to have been due to further j weakness in stocks, ary feeling generally, trades in May which position is not acting as expected. ( en gram, reaction and larger Tuesday's noti jees ai-e now said to have been 1900 bales and 1,000 more were issued yes terday. Liverpool shows a firmer tone, ticularly in spots, shows generally fair except some clo udiness over the North central portion. Warmer par The weather map western and central states, somewhat cooler in the Atlantics, Indications are for increasing cloudiness in the Western states, bably unsettled over Northwest no of of ram. pro quar ter and a chance for rain i nportions of West Texas, partly cloudy to fair in the Eastern half, but a change to increasing cloudiness towards Satur day with the likelihood of some rain in the North Central territory and Tennessee towards Sunday. Market opened a few points higher on July but about ten lower 1 crops and on the tenor ... on new of general ; news, sold off about twenty points [further, but apprehension of favorable change in the weather week end in the East, caused a dîspo siti ° n to buy on a11 reacti <>ns and the market tlevelo P strong rallies up to 50 P T tS ' Sterlin * was better ' but . consols were Quarter lower. an un over Exports so far posted today 13,000 against nothing last year. Comparison of mill takings tomorrow will be with 160,000 for the week last year and are expected bullish. On the whole the market was quiet er and more two sided. It reacted again on the general situation seem ed inclinde to be reactionary. The I effect of yesterday's better weekly report also was still in the market. In -o !************** 1 MISSISSIPPI—Generally fair ; night and Friday, not much change in the temperature, j sfr************* kill -? * K THE WEATHER * to Local Observations. ! TEMPERATURE—Highest, 63 de j ^ rees lowest, 53 degrees; precipita tion 0.0. j ; | ! Miss Annie Long Stephen Local Observer -o WR,L DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS Arising From The War—Economists, Bankers And Educators Will Hold Meeting In New York Tomorrow. 53 son New ced in ary ties Associated Press NEW YORK, April 29—Economists, bankers and educators will discuss problems arising from the war, chief ly as they affect the high cost of liv ing and price inflation, at the semi annual meeting of the American Acad emy of Political Science to be held here tomorrow. Professor Samuel McCune Lindsay, of Columbia Univer sity, in making the announcement said the prime purpose of this nat ional forum was "to bring together the best thought of the nation in an effort to remove the hazards of the era of reconstruction. 77 o The Yazoo River Unusually High The Yazoo River at Greenwood is a few inches higher today than it has been at any time this year, and is still slowly rising. The low lands have been under wat er in many places in Leflore County for the past two or three months, and on a goodly number of acres of open lands the planters have not as yet been able to plant anything. make for ■o Take tiie Dally Commonwealth * . U. S. TROOPS ARE AWAITING TODAY MEXICAN ACTION * * ose Police Establish A Cor don In El Paso Today. DRIVE TROOPS OUT CHIHUAHUA ose i ; Anti-Government Forc es Abandon Revolu tion In Sonora. Associated Press j EL PASO, Tex., jean troops awaited today j signs of the revolt is not April 29—Ameri the first in the Mexican ( ity of Juarez .opposite here, which might threaten the El Paso troops po a cordon, beyond which the civilians were not permitt ed to pass. Francisco Villa, who is in the vicinity of Chihuahua City is reported to have opened negotiations with revolting troops in that section. Reports from Chihuahua City that the revolting troops were en from that city, which is being held by the Carranza adherents. stationed near the border and the lice established stated ilriv ABANDONS REVOLUTION. MEXICO CITY, April 29 no •General Miguels Samanigo, leading Lieutenant of General O. Elias Calles, der of the anti-government forces in Northern Mexico, has abandoned the Sorono revolution and has pro-offered services to the Carranza government, according to an official statement is sued by General Juan Bareagan, chief of the Presidential staff. com man to REACH DESTINATION. ... WASHINGTON, April 29—The A merican Cruisers Saleman and Sacre mento are reported to have reached their respective destinations at Maz atlan ajul Tampico, Mexico, where they were ordered at the request of the •American representatives of those cities, for protection to American life and property. to BEST REPUDIATES HIS CONFESSION In Connection With The Killing Of Vera Schneider, Which Was An nounced by Pros. Gillespie. Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich., April 29—Anson Best this morning repudiated the con fession which Prosecutor Gillespie de clared he made in connection with the killing of Vera Schneider. Best maintained that the admis sions he is alleged to have made the Prosecutor yesterday were false and due to his fear of the officers and fatigue from questioning. "I did not kill the girl or have anything to do with it," Best said this morning. <) WOOD LEADING BY 672 VOTES Over His Opponent Major General Wood In Presidential Prefer ence Primary. Associated Press NEWARK, N. J., April 29—With 53 districts missing, Major General Wood today is leading Senator John son of California by 672 votes in the New Jersey preferential presidential primary contest. WILL ASK RECOUNT. NEW YORK, April 29—Senator Johnson's campaign manager announ ced today a recount of the vote er st in the presidential preference prim ary in several of the New Jersey coun ties be asked. o Paris Extremists In Control R. R. Federation Associated Press PARIS, April 29 The Federation of Labor of F decided to support the raihv federation by ordering strike, May 1st. General ranee tjday men's a general UNLIMITED STRIKE. PARIS, April 29—Extremi"*..: who captured the control of th • Rad- ad Workers Federation are attempting to make May 1 the strike starting ; int for an unlimited general strike f r the nationalization of public utilities. The situation is considered grave. • - v • V.