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J. L. & ,S. GILLESPIffi Ed itors and Publishers
VOLUME 4—NUMBER 210
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE
GREENWOOD, LEFLORE. CÔUNTY
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MAY 1, 1920
r^, PER MONTH 60c
ov ' HER YEAR $6.00
MANY FAMILIES ;
CHICAGO GO ON
A RENT STRIKE
Refuse To Vacate Their |
Apartments In Com
ARE IN STRIKE
Will Defy Landlords Ef
forts To Evict Them
CHICAGO, May 1—Thousands of
families in Chicago went on a "rent
strike' today, refusing to vacate ap
artments in accordance with May. Day
moving oi'ders, according to S. J. Stan
dish, president of the Chicago Ten
anta Protective League, who predict
ed that 10,000 tenants would defy the
efforts of the landlords to evoct them.;
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Increases In Interest
A larger congregation attended the
revival services ^.at the Methodist
Church last night than on the prev
ious evening, and Dr. Shade Walker
delivered an intensely interesting ser
Considerable interest is already be
ing manifested in these revival meet
ings, and the attendance will contin
ue to increase as they progress.
Dr. Walker will preach tonight at 8
o'clock, Sunday morning at 11 and
evenitig at 8.
An invitation is extended the public
to attend each service, morning and
AT THE THEATRE
Numbers Of Splendid Selections Will
Be Rendered By The Band At
The Sunday Concert.
The regular Sunday band concert
and community sing will be seid at ;
• four oelock Sunday afternoon in the
special vocal numbers to be announc-1
be 'rende red^bv'' the band are Auber's 1
be rendered by the band aie . „j
famous French overture Masamello, I
written as the prelude to the musical!
dramatization of \ictor Hugos Hxm
Greenwood theatre. There are no
chback of Notre Dame,"
selection of melodies from the English
opera, "Maritana," by Vincent Wal
* lace (this number being played byj
special request); one of Victor Her
bert's daintiest compositions, entitled)
"A1 Fresco;' and a reminiscent sug-!
gestion, "The Approach of Spring,
written by Chriatian Bach, theAmeri-,
descendant of the great Father
probably one of the most famous bass
solos ever written and as rendered by
Mr. Carl Taylor, basso of the local
band, is truly well worth coming to;
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As the mass singing on pr. k
Sundays has been so wel taken hoM
of and has seemed °J'' esu
Ä 1 wm I," rr^ndi!
tion of old time favorite and
"'no admission is chafed no, coi
lection is taken up, and everybody is
, of Harmony." The "Maritana" selec
tion mentioned above contains what is
Petit Jurors For The Week And Grand
Jurymen Have Been Summoned
»—Judge Davis To Preside.
The May term of Circuit Court will
convene in Greenwood on Monday
morning, May 3rd, with Judge S. F.
Davis of Indianola presiding. The
first three weeks will be occupied
with Civil cases and during the last
docket will be
-week the criminal
About 192 civil cases will be tried
at O»« term and 60 criminal cases are
scheduled to be called. Among the
are five murderers
which are confined in the county jail.
The petit jurors for the first week
and the grand jury, have been sum
' wned and will be impended Monday.
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Tax-Payers, AccordingTo The
Eight O'clock. *
the population of Austria, 1,200,000
members of the families of Central,
provincial and municipal government
employees, are supported by'the tax
payers, according to the paper NEW
EIGjHT O'ÇLOCK, in an article ques
tionlng a statement by the Finance
Minister, Dr. Rersch.
In the negotiations recently con
cluded between the Qabinët Council
and employees of the Central Govern
ment for a general increase .in salaries
and allowances the top heaviness of
the Austrian governmental machine
was revealed. Foreign observers and
investigators having *to do with the
peace settlement hâve repeatedly com
mented on the extravagant number of
civil servants en^ployed in all 'depart
May 1—One fifth of
Dr. Reisch admitted in the discus
sions that the civil list m^nberel 220,
The NEW EIGHT
O'CLOCK, however, challenged those
figures as too low and - declared that
if the various liquidation commissions
and other positions created under af
t^r war conditions were taken into
consideration it would be shown that
there are not far from 300,000 govern
ment employes. **
Austria has pnly 6,000,000 popula
tion and it is estimated that each gov
ernment salary supports £k family of
four. The .newspapers generally are
uniting in demand that the ci vil list
be reduced by the; immediate dismis
sal of ten per cent.
The adjustment'Veached about Mar.
15 adds around 2,000,000,000 crowns,
to the already appalling deficit that
confronts the government. It is to be
met by another increase in the price
of tobacco products and in public util
ity rates, such as railway freight and
passenger, tariffs and possibly postage
About the only concession the gov
ernment won was an increase in hours
of from six to seven a day with the
understanding that a possible exten
sion to an eight-hour day would be
the subject of fui'ther negotiation.
Employes of the National States or
provinces, apart from those of the
Central Government, are also
manding a heavy increase in salaries
At first they made
an effort to join forces with the latter
; became complicated and was
defeated by the demand of the mun
ieipal employes of Vienna to be ad
to ^ combination favored by
1 the new £° vcrnment scale. Govern- ;
„j me nt servants in Austria, enjoy a!
I ^ low raiIway rate but among |
^ demandg they made , wh ich was!*®
- efused , was free transportation.
Figures just compiled show that in j
! 1913 an average of four persons, liv- 1
ing in the most modest manner^ an i
eliminating all luxuries, spent ^'°^ ,
.while now the same j
n point out that the increa-;
j ^ waj?e scale is on l y another step in
[the "vicious circle" and that the un
! controlled merchandizer will put up
riceg correspondingly. On every
the question iVasked: When!
^ the end come ? And what then ?
to; Meanwhile the government says it
cannot decrease the civil list and dis
k ; miss so large a number of men, when
^ . g nQ employment open to them,
| and emigration is practically prohi-j
1 Mted, It^would, they say, brin g about'
popular;*™^ it is
crowns a year
necessities, if available, would cost 1
thoughtful and serious
firmly entrenched relic of the em
pire, it is said, and to touch it wou ld
mean political death for the govern
ment brave enough to attempt it.
-MISSISSIPPI Partly cloudy to
night and Sunday, probably showers
in the South portion.
Negro Boy Makes
Escape From Jail
Luther Anderson, 10 year old negro
boy, escaped from city jail yesterday
morning and has disappeared,
boy was given his breakfast at 8
o'clock yesterday morning,
o'clock Chief of Police Bonner went to
get the boy to take him before Judge
Hughston for trial and found that he
had gone. He escaped through the
iron bars and wriggled through an op
ening jabout six inches wide.
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THE WHITE STAR
Goes To Liverpool Via New Zealand,)
the West Indies and - New York, re
calls her historic forerunner of 1854.
This vessel, the Golden Agb, was a
wooden paddle-wheel steamer, belong
ing to the New York and Australian
Steam Navigation Company. The in-j
tention of the company was to run six !
vessels 'Via Panama", the Panama j
Railroad, capitalized at $7,000,000, be- j
ing the connecting link on the then i
undivided isthmus with the West India j
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company j
running from Southampton.
The Crimean War, yellow fever on
the isthmus and other causes, conspir
The Panama Canal, The West
Indies A lid New York.
from here in March of the White Star
line? Megantic for Liverpool by Vay
of New Zealand, the Panama Canal,
stat es Navy, who afterwards became
f Union Admiral during
ed to defeat the company's plans. The
Golden Age was commanded by Lieu
tenant D. D. Porter, of the United
The Golden Age left Melbourne for!
Panama via Sydney and Tahiti, May )
, 1854. She reached Sydney on May j
|11 with 300 passengers. Her cargo;
j nc ] uded a consignment of gold dust
and s he reached England in 66 days,
who lost heavily in
Commonwealth will receive and for
ward voluntary cash donations for the |
relief of these sufferers.
American Legion Post 29
$240.00 SENT TO DEEMER.
M R c Ki rep0 rted yesterday
to T h e Daily Commonwealth that he
t $240 . 00 to the tornado sufferers!
n vicinity 0 f Deemer, Neshoba
^ The $20 ° 0 ° ^ ^
In compliance with the appeals in I
behalf of the Many Mississippi people ;
viously been sent by these business
concerns g ay Springs, Jasper coun
ty _ ma k in g a total of $440.00 contri
buted by them for the relief of the
cyclone sufferers. Their liberality is,
POST NO. 29 AMERICAN LEGION;
i Daily Commonwealth, City :
Gentlemen:—At a business meeting;
the American Legion, last night,
j was instrU cted to forward check to
you f or $25.00 to be paid into the fund
for the Storm Sufferers of East Mis-)
sissippi. I take pleasure in inclosing,
■ thfr check herewith.
Yours very truly,
E. BARTON TODD,
Post Finance Officer,
Post No. 29 American Legion.
Greenwood, May 1, 1920.
The names of other contributors to
the fund will be published as received
at this office.
Mr. J. L. McMillan was in the city
on business Wednesday from his Car
roll county plantation home.
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Hon. Jeff Kent of Forest, Miss., has
been in the city this week visiting rel
•The Central Mississippi Presbyter
ial Auxiliary will hold its eleventh an- si
nua j meG ting May 3, 4 and 5 at the
p re sbyterian Church in Greenwood.
Sixty delegates from Central Missis
s ippi are expected to be in attendance !
an( j ai-rangements are being made for ;
the entertainment of the visitors, in |
the various homes of the city. The ;
p ro g ramm e follows: j
MONDAY 8 P. M. ; 4
Music, selected. !
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SES
SION CONVENES IN GREEN
WOOD, MONDAY EVENING,
MAY 3, AT 8 O'CLOCK.
Welcome, Mrs. Sumter Gillespie,
Response, Mrs. Alfred Muckle, Can
Stereoptican lecture, progressive
programme, announcements, benedic
TUESDAY, 9 A. M.
Executive committee meeting.
9:30—Stewardship of Time, Mrs.
Wm. McBride, Camden.
9:45—Enrollment of delegates.
Brief minutes of last meeting.
Appointment of committees.
Reports of officers; President, vice
Mrs. Everts, Gulfport,
| 12:00 Quiet Hour with the Book,
president, secretary, treasurer, secre
I tary of literature, secretary of pray
; e r bands and Bible study, Auxiliary
11:30—Leadership and Efficiency,!
' Mrs. Pearson, Starkville.
TUESDAY, 8 P. M.
! Music, selected.
Music and offering.
Missions in Central Mississippi
! Presbytery by chairman of presbyter- !
ial home missions.
Assembly's home mission pageant,
Announcements, hymn, benediction. ;
Stewardship of Money, Mrs, Me- j
Mrs. C. S.
WEDNESDAY, 9 A. M.
Minutes of last session.
9 ;30 Reports of committees.
11:00—The Cause Secretary;
Work and Opportunity,
I Conference of cause secretaries.
12:00—Quiet Hour with the Book, I
| Stewardship of Self, Mrs. McBride,
j Minutes of last session,
2 :30—Report of delegate to synodi
Hugh Magee, Jackson.
j Election of delegates to synodical.
Quiet Hour with the Book, Mrs.
WEDNESDAY, 8 P. M.
Assembly's training school, Miss
yivian Johnson, Carrollton.
What Bible Study Can Do for
Young Women, Mrs. Pearson.
Installation of officers by synodical
president, Mrs. J. L. Williams, In
Meeting of new executive commit
The officers for the Central Missis -1
LIWD SIX DAYS
f LN » «LASS BOX
Reader Of Physiology Spent That Pe-;
CAMBRIDGE, Eng., May 1—Jos
eph Barcroft, areader of physiology
at Kings College here, has lived for
si * days in ähermeticaUy seäied glass)
experiment arose out of a 30
J-i#rJoatroy£rsey as to whetheer it is;
possible to calculate the amount of !
exygen in the blood from knowledge j
°f the amount of oxygen in the breath, j
Th e test was also made to demons
träte whether it was necessary that
4 i rme u should have oxygen apparatus;
when flying at great heights. It;
rpod In Hermetically Sealed Glass
Box At Cambridge, Eng.
record of his sensations and made j
He said he
proved that oxygen was necessary to
flying men but it did not show to !
r hat height they could fly with safe-!
While in the box Barcroft kept a ;
suffered from sleeplessness but oth
erwise did not experience much in
convenience except on the last day
when the atmosphere became ex
tremely rarified. He then had head-1
aches and nausea. He was watched ;
continually while in the box. He took ;
food and sleep in two small compart- j
which he exercised every morning. ;
ments fitted up with wicker chairs a
table a small bed and a bicycle on
Dr. E. N. Mills Is
Associated Press j
DES MOINES la May 1—Dr Ed- !
and N Mills of Syracuse, N. Y., was '
elected permanent seeretary of
quadrennial conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church in session here.
the two night bridge clubs very charm
ingly last right at her home on River
Front, in honor of her visitor, Miss
Sarah Smith of Hillhouse. Twenty
eight young people were present.
The home was beautifully decorated ;
in crimson ramblers and presented a j
The ladies favor, a Quija Board, j
went to Miss Hortense Stoner.
gentleman's prize, a leather handker
chief case went to Mr. William Kees- j
PARTY FOR VISITOR.
Miss Elizabeth Baird entertained
A delicious salad course was serv- 1
Take The Daily Commonwealth
sippi Presbyterial Auxiliary are as
ton, president: Mrs. Horace Weir, Du
rant, vice president; Mrs. C. D. Pep
Greenwood, secretary; Mrs. J. P.
Mrs. D. G. McLaurin, Can
Sharp, Shaw, treasurer; Mrs. Hugh
Magee, Jackson, secretary of litera-;
ture; Mrs. F. Z. Jackson, Kosciusko,
secretary foreign missions; Mrs.
Horace Weir Durant, A. H. missions;
Mrs. J. C. Stewart, Learned, secretary
L. H .Missions; Mrs. C. H. Alexander,
Jackson, secretary C. E. and M. re
S. H. McBride, French
Camp, secretary Y. P. work; Mrs. S.
R. Hughston, Ackerman, secretary P.
B. and B. S. work; Mrs. C. D. Everts,
Gulf port, Auxiliary
Two Hundred Reported Killed And
Fifty Wounded—Situation Under
PARIS, May 1—Two persons were
killed, about fifty wounded, most of
them slightly, in a series of small riots
|in the Eastern part of the city this
afternoon. Two Socialist members of
the Chamber of Deputies were among
the injured. The situation is gener
ally under the control of the author
CLASH THIS AFTERNOON.
PARIS, May 1—Several are repor
ted wounded in a clash this afternoon
between the police and two thousand
May Day manifestants in the St. Mar
tin quarter. Two hundred shots were
CALM EARLY IN DAY.
PARIS, May 1—Complete calm re
igned in Pariç this morning,
workers participating in the May Day
Celebration were orderly. Troops arc
guarding the railroad terminals.
vices from Strassburg stated that the
situation was good,
workers at Lille decided to stop work
but the citizens formed an organiza
tion to operate the public services.
VLADISTOK, May 1—(Thursday)
Severe fighting is in
Chita-Baikalia, between the forces of
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General Voitzekoffsky, sole remnant
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of Kolchaks army in Trans-Baikalia
and the opposing Bolsheviki faction
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according to reports from a Russian
m, t . , . j
source. The Japanese are declared
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to be supporting Voitzekoffsky.
For Food Selling
TOKIO, May 1—Fifty more Public
markets to sell food and other nec
essities will be established here and
in the suburbs by the Tokio prefect-)
ure, 50 similar markets opened l ast
year to adjust the price of commo
dities having shown satisfactory re-;
j believed, to the tightness of the mon '
ey market. For the past week prices
of various rice have have hail an aver
A general slump in prices of stocks
occurred today on the Tokio exchange.
The drop was most noticeable in the
cotton spinning companies. Prices of
rice and silk also declined, due, it is
age decline of six percent.
; \yas Commander Of 114th Artillery;
In The World War—Wed Miss
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 1—Col.)
j Luke Lea, commander of the 114th Ar
! tiHcry in the world war, and forma 4
' United States Senator, was marri*
thej^W Mta Percie Warner of th.s
Send Donations To
Mrs. W. R. Humphrey
All persons who have not been so
licited for the Tri-State
Children's Home, and who may be de
of giving to this worthy cause,
can mail their checks to me.
send the donations in by the last of
MRS. W. R. HUMPHREY,
5 COTTON MARKETS
NEW YORK COTTON MARKET
Open High Low Close C os
y p Tev
;38J)6;38T0 37.97 38.00 37.95
35.16)35.28 35.16 35.20 35.17
- - 134.35 34.49 34.35 34.41 34.40
Closed 1 to 5 up.
New Orleans Spots 41.00—25 down.
New York Market closed on
count of May Day.
Says Lever Act
BUFFALO, May 1 —United States
Judge Hazel today held the Lever
Food Control Act provision as
unjust and unreasonable.
CITIES IN EAST
AND WEST UNDER
GUARD OF POLICE
Officials Are Ready To
Cope With Any Sit
IS NOT EXPECTED
Many Radicals Are Un
der Arrest In Chicacro
And Other Places.
NEW YORK, May 1
The dawn of
May Day found many cities of the
East under strong police and military
guard ip anticipation of possible acts
re- oi violence by
Radicals. In New
York City the entire police force of
| eleven thousand men were on duty.
The soldiers at Governor's Island
Ad- were armed with one hundred rounds
of ammunition and held in readiness
for instant duty.
Arrangements have been made to
mobilize the state guard in case of
I necessity and a hundred posts of the
American Legion volunteered their
services and the public buildings are
closely guarded . Guards have been
s ^ a ^ one ^ at homes of prominent
The hundred meetings of the Radi
cals scheduled to take place will be
held under police protection and scru
Seven men are under arrest at
, Scranton, Pa. A regiment of State
Guardsmen is patrolling the State
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.^ford, Conn. In several towns patriotic
j i observances were held to oltset pos
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j COMMUNISTS AT WORK.
| WASHINGTON, May 1—While vo
ports early today indicated the Com
munist agitators were doing their ut
j most to arouse the workers to a May
'Day "show of power," it is generally
j predk . ted no violence will In* attempt
and i ARRESTED CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, May 1—The
ast i state and city authorities
;tra j an( j Western States were prepar
in the Cell
ed to stamp out any disturbances in
connection with the observance of May
Day, but it is believed that no violence
will be attempted. Fifteen hundred
Radical suspects and alleged crimin
als were arrested here.
A Red flag was discovered flying
' j f rom a pole at a school house in a
J t ydckly populated
this morning and was removed under
the direction of the police.
12 THOUSAND OF
I MINERS STRIKE
Men In Toronto Protest Against Strike
Leaders Being Imprisoned—Gen
eral Tie-Up Occurs.
4 TORONTO, May 1—Twelve thous
1 and coal miners in the Sidney District
May Day strike today in
went on a
protest against the imprisonment of
whe leaders of the Winnipeg general
strif.? last year, according to reports
A general tie-up of the build
ing trades in Ottawa is reported, with
The milk wagon drivers in
de- , Toronto have quit work,
NEW JERSEY VOTE
* Chief .Justice Of Supreme Court To
day Signed Tlje Order
other Court To Be Taken.
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37.95 NEWARK, N. J., May 1—Chief Jus
35.17 tice Gummerce of the Supreme Court
34.40 today signed an order for a recount
of the vote cast Tuesday in the pres
idential preference primaries for Sen
ate," Johnson and General Wood.
Street Car Men On
Strike At Rochester
I ROCHESTER. N. Y. May 1—Street
States j car traffic at Rochester is at a stand
result of a strike of
Lever ; s tiH today
being j employees, who demand an increase in
wages of approximately 90 per cent.
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