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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 5, 1916.
«TINUE TO GAIN
GROUND ON SOMME FRONT
oops Push Germans Back—French Ac
Jelayed by Weather—Russians Sue- '
jsjses Continue—Rumania Invaded.
Ay Associated Press.)
. ndon, Sept. 5—British troops in
«s last night in the region of the
■fine river increased the gains in
8 the neighborhood of Guiliemont, the
jjjwar office announced today. Fifteen
I; hundred of trenches
east of Guiliemont on a front of 3,000
feet around the Falfemont farm.
jj| FRENCH GAINS NUMEROUS.
(By Associated Press.)
w Peris, Sept. 5.—The capture of Soy
p Jcourt and Chilly by the French
: terday, makes a total of 29 villages
||*ken since the start of the great of
fensive on the Somme front. The po
sitions taken yesterday from the Ger
rmans have been powerfully
[r:;d. The Germans made no less than
ipi* counter-attacks in a desperate ef
fort to regain lost ground.
I RUSSIANS AID RUMANIANS.
Si (By Associated Press.)
K. Petrograd, Sept. 5.—The Russians
wnd Bulgarians are fighting in Ruma
nia, the war office announced today.
I he first clash between the Bulgari
who invaded Eastern Rumania
I s| the Russians who went to assist
' jE Rumanians, occurred yesterday.
|He Bulgarian cavalry outposts were
;i- red by the Russian cavalry.
H ' the Upper Sereth Volhynia the
K in troops in battles lasting from
jp iy to Saturday captured 115
§£ fficers and 4500 men, six can
hine guns and four mine
-N ADVANCE GREAT.
it. 6.—The advance of the
'oops during the first five
?ning at some points has
uch as 48 miles says Ur
hes under Saturday date,
march has been some
■d because of difficulty in
usrians had not time in
up bridges and tunnels.
ER STILL PREVAILS.
front were hindered
mtinued ba.l weather,
utilized to organize
in ted Press.)
King George to
ing down a Zep
) was approach
I first day's
1 due to the
_ -j ehe Bulgarian
resulted in the re
ÏRE HERE TO SUPPLY YOU
e ahead of the strike situation, for we have
lied all our sheds with Building Material
1 be able to fill ail your orders direct from
your orders-^we will use every effort to
latisfactory. If we do, tell your friends;
ot, kick—but don't knock.
WOOD LUMBER GO.
treat of the Rumanians who left hun
dreds of dead on the field. The in
vaders crossed the Dodrudja frontier
and have occupied towns near the
QUIET IN MACEDONIA.
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, Sept. 5.—Comparative quiet
prevailed on the Macedonian front, of
ficial French reports say today.
WILSON IS ENTHUSIASTIC.
(By Associated Press.)
Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 5.— '
President Wilson passed through here !
today enroute to Washington. He is
very enthusiastic over the reception
accorded him in Kentucky, Virginia
and West Virginia yesterday. Friday
he addresses the Woman's National
Suffrage Association at Atlantic City.
He will spend a month at Long Branch
and will see many delegations and will
write several political speeches.
HUGHES GOES NORTH.
(By Associated Press.)
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5.—Charles
E. Hughes, Republican candidate for
the presidency, left Nashville early
this morning for Lexington, Ky.,
where he will deliver a speech this
afternoon. He will leave Lexington
tonight enroute to Maine.
To Take Steps to Prevent Discrimina
tion Against American Citizens.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 5.—An amend
ment to the revenue bill was adopted
today by the Senate authorizing the
President during a war in which the
United States is not engaged, to with
hold clearance from vessels which -dis
criminate against American shippers,
to withhold privileges from ships of
such nations as withhold privileges
accorded other nations from American
ships and to use the Army and Navy
if necessary to prevent the departure
of offending vessels from United
The amendment provides that the
President by proclamation can der-y
use of the mails, express, telegraph,
wireless or cable to citizens of nations
who don ot accord American citizens
all facilities of commerce "including
unhampered traffic in mails."
TREATY FAVORABLY REPORTED.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Sept. 5.—By a unani
mous vote the Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee today favorably re
ported upon the treaty with Denmark
for the purchase of the Danish West
Indies for $25,000,000.
IN STATE TODAY
Sykes and Knox in This District
Potter and Ethridge in First.
(By Associated Press.)
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 5.—The run
off primaries are being held today in
the first and third districts in this
state to nominate judges for the
State Supreme Court on the Demo
In the first district Judge Potter is
opposed by George Ethridge. In the
third Judge Sykes is opposed by R.
H. Knox, of Houston.
VOTING LIGHT HERE.
Voting in the Democratic primary
for Supreme Court Judge from the
third district, which is being held to
day, promises to be very light. Here
in Greenwood scarcely a third of the
voting strength of the box will be
The race in this district is between
Judge Sykes and R. II. Knox, Chan
cellor McGowan being eliminated in
the first primary. At 1:45 this after
noon only 130 votes had been cast as
against something over 250 at the
first primary. Over six hundred vot
ers are registered at this box.
Mr. Jas. L. Sanderson, formerly of
the Sunflower Tocsin, came over from
Indianola yesterday and will spend a
few days here.
ANSWER SENT TO
United States Will Continue to Stand
By Policy Taken on Submarines.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Sept. 5.—To the pro
posal made by the Entente powers to
neutral countries to accept the princi
ple that all submarines be classed as
vessels of war, the United States has
dispatched a reply which, it is un
derstood, holds to the principle that
characteristics of each individual sub
mersible must govern the case in
Mr. G. B. Clarke returned yosterr
day morning from a business visit to
New Orleans and Memphis.
Six Brown Brothers Saxophone Sextette New
Hit, Fussy Foot March and Bull Frog Blues
on a Ten-Inch VICTOR RECORD for SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS.
Victor Dance Records
17980 The Globe Trot (Crudup Vcsey)
Victor Military Bund, La Czar
Russe) (Louis Canne) Victor
Military Band. Ten inches, 75c.
17981 Mi Ricurita—Tango (Osman
Perez Freire) Victor Dance
Record. El Amanecer—Tango
(Roberto Firpo) Victor Dance
Record. Ten inches, 75c.
18106 Two-Key Rag—Fox Trot (Joe
Hollander) Conway's Band.
The Harlequin—one step (Chas.
J. Roberts) Conway's Band.
Ten inches, 75c.
35535 Love's Spell—Three Step (Ma
zuruka) (Ed. Ttrauss) Victor
Military Band. Varsoviana—
("See My Nee Shoes") (Allen
Dod worth) Conway's Band,
Twelve inch, $1.26.
35571 Have a Heart—Medley Fox
Trot (From Ziegfeld's Follies,
1916) Conway's Band. Welcome
Honey to Your Old Plantation
Home—Medley One-Step. Con
way's Band. Twelve inches,
18088 You're a Dangerous Girl (From
"Robinson Crusoe, Jr.,") Avon
Comedy Four. I'm Going Way
Back Homo and Have a Won
derful Time Avon Comedy Four.
Ten inch, 76c.
18089 I'm Saving Up the Means to
Get to New Orleans (Collins
Harlan. My Loving Lou (Col
iins-Harlan). Ten inch, 76c.
•18100 He's the MHkin's of a Darn'd
Fine Man (Ada Jones); When
Priscilla Tries to Reach High
C (Ada Jones-Billy Murray).
Ten inch, 75c.
18101 On Lake Champlain (Sterling
Trio); Dear Old Dreamy Hon
olulu Town (Peerless Quartet).
Ten inch, 75c.
ifornial (,3557SO| shrdlu ardd
18102 Pretty Bnby (From "Passing
Show of 1016" produced at the
A. WEILER & COMPANY
4 ■ ■
(Greenwood Cotton Ex. Service.)
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.
Today's close. Prev. close.
New York, 15.95; 35 off. New Or
leans, 15.63; unchanged*
NEW ORLEANS FUTURES.
.15.42-43 • 15.69-71
NEW YORK FUTURES.
CENTRAL MISS. CLEANED UP.
New Orleans, Sept. 5.—A message
from central Mississippi says: "Crop
situation getting worse. In spite of
increased acreage farmers here will
make only about 25 per cent of last
year's crop. Boll weevil has simply
cleaned it up."
SPOTS OFF IN TEXAS.
New Orleans, Sept. 5.—Reports
from Texas say spot prices declined
sharply there on Saturday, both at
Houston and Dallas. Rapid picking,
ginning and marketing.
THREATENS N. Y.
Walk-Out on All Street Car Lines May
Come Tonight—Contract Are
New York, Sept. 5.—A general
strike on the subway, elevated, and
surface lines of Greater New York
is threatened for tonight unless the
companies grant demands made by
union leaders regarding the annul
ment of contracts with the union.
Presidents Shents, of the Interboro
lines, defies the unions, and has called
upon the mayor and governor for pro
tection in case of acutal strike.
Mr. W. P. Cooper, a prominent
planter and leading citizen of Minter
City, is in Greenwood today.
Winter Garden) Billy Murray;
When Y'ou Drop Off at Cairo,
Way") Billy Murray. Ten
18103 It's Always Orange Day in Cal
ifornia (From "Canary Cot
tage") Peerless Quartet; I Nev
er Knew (From "Canary Cot
Reed. Ten inch, 75c.
18104 I Left Her on the Beach at
Honolulu (From "Ziogfeld Fol
lies, 1916) Harry Macdonough
with Mixed Chorus; Have a
Heart (From "Ziegled Follies,
1916") Alice Grcen-Raymond
Dixon. Ten inch, 75c.
18107 Uncle Sammy's Army (James
F. Harrison); Old Glory (A
Song of Preparedness) Herbert
Stuart. Ten inch, 75c
Brown Bros. New Saxophone Hits.
18097 Pussyfoot March (In Fox Trot
Time) ("Slap" White) (Saxo
phone Sextette) Six Brown
Bothers; Bull Frog Blues (In
Fox Trot Time) (Brown-Shrig
ley) Six Brown Brothers. Tèp
New Edison Records
50356 There's a Quaker Down in Qua
ker Town, Alfred Solman, Bar
itone, Joseph A. Phillips; Where
Did Robinson Crusoe Go With
Friday on Saturday Night?
George W. Meyer, Tenor. Billy
Murray and Chorus. $1.00.
50367 Are You From Dixie? ('Cause
I'm From Dixie Too), George
L. Cobb, Tenor. Billy Murray
and Chorus; Don't Bite the
Hand That's Feeding You, Jim
mie Morgan, Tenor. Walter Vnn
50358 American Fantasie, Victor Her
bert. Ney Lork Military Band;
National Emblem March, E. E.
BBgley. New York Military
HUGHES AT THE
John Sharp Williams Geta Under Pen
rose's Hide by Reciting Ver se.
Washington, Sept. 4.—(Specialcor.)'
—One thing Congress needs is a dra
matic critic. Many are the bits of
delightful humor and flecks of world
ly wisdom thrust upon the desert air
in the solemn chambers of the house
and senate, just because nobody reads
the congressional ri.cori and the
Washington correspondents are too
busy with politics.
Senator John Sharp Williams the
other day recited this poetry, ex
plaining it might be doggerel but at
least it was better than some; politi
cal doggerel he had listened to late
ly—and he cast a weather eye at
Senator Boies Penrose of Pennsylva
nia, who kept trying to say something
"The name of this piece," Senator
Williams announced, "is Hughes at
the Crossroads," and then he recited:
" 'Old Whiskers' is a speaking in
the wild and sunny west, and we all
were sort of wishing that he'd try
to do his best; so we hitched up the
old buggy and we went to hear him
talk, for the crossroads whar he's
stopping takes a long and weary
"Now Maw has joined the suffra
gets arid had to have her rights and
said she'd let me go along to take
in all the sights, so I had to hear
the whole darned thing of Redfield
and of Jones till the box thnt I
sitting on was rubbing on my bones.
"That old civil service business that
Penrose loves so well, doesn't rise to
much importance when the world is
smelling hell; and what are all the
Joneses and the Redfields and Dnrant,
unless a fellow's 'trying to' und finds
out that he can't?"
Just then Senator Penrose inter
rupted: "Mr. President, do I under
stand that the senator front Missis
sippi is the author of this poem?"
"Alas, no!" said Williams. "I have
no poetic genius. But I cannot yield
to the senator again right now—not
right In the middle of a piece of po
etry. Why, it would be unheard of!"
And the assembled
Then Williams finished his poem as
"When he settled down to
on's votes, Maw jabbed me in 'the
side, and she jabbed a little harder
when he made it nation-wide. But
I saw the frown a-coming when he
mentioned Mexico, and soon she made
the master's sign that meant that
"We have a bunch of boys just like
other boys, you see, but Maw
got religion and she prays for them
and me; and she woudn't give the
runnings from our Andy's last stone
bruise for all the Mexicans
by Jusice Hughes.
"But old whiskers keeps a-talkin'
—not as well as Mr. Bryan, but
you've simply got to hand it to a
fellow who's a-tryin'. If his throat
and lungs will stand it and they'll
let him go about, he may find a liv
ing issue 'if you don't watch out.' "
Forecast for Tuesday.
Alabama, Mississippi and Florida—
North Carolina—Cloudy, probably
rain in east.
South Carolina—Parttly cloudy,
probably rain on coast.
Georgia—Generally fair, except
showers on coast.
Arkansas, Louisian and Texas—
Rainrall. | >
Little Rock .08; New Orleans .66; < >
Savannah .12; Anniston .12; Jackson
ville .26; Wilmington .26; Natchez '
.17; Thomasvilie 2.50 sincp Sunday.
Northesat storm warning 9:30 a.
m. Savannah to Cape Hatteras—Dis
turbance developing off Gçrgia coast
and will possibly move northward at
tended by strong shifting winds reach
ing gale force off North Coralina
The weather map indicates partly
cloudy to fair; moderate temperature;
scattered showers Atlantic states,
heavier rains in Florida.
A recent report made in this paper
'to the effect that Major W. C. O'Fer
fall had left Greenwood, was a mis-.
täte. Major O'Farrall states that hia
duties will probably keep him in
Gponwood until Chriitmai at Unit.
ROUTES FOR NEW ROADS
ACCEPTED BY SUPERVISORS
Engineer's Report of Surveys Made of New
Routes Accepted—Instructed to Survey
Other Routes for More Roads.
The Board of Supervisors in ses
sion this morning received and accept
Cl /1 the report of Engineer Eli Abbott
the location of the routes for
the View roads that the county will
build a t an expense of $600,000. • The
Routes S Jrveyed by the engineer were
accepted And he wa» instructed by
the Board to make survey of other
routs ard to report to them at their
next mi sting.
The routes surveyed and accepted
this morning axe «• follows:
Road from Itta Ben*, west, through
Berclair, Cude, and Purnell to the
Sunflower county 11*».
Road from Shellmound, through
Schlater, Highlandale, Sunny Side and
Minter City to the Tallahatchie coun
Road from Schlater, west, to the
Sur-fower county line.
Road from Greenwood to Sidon.
The total miles of maps and pro
files of roads located as submitted to
the Board in the above is as follows:
Itta Bena through Cude to Sun
flower county line, 8.42 miles.
Saielbnound through Schlater, High
landale, Sunny Side, Minter City, to
the Tallahatchie county line, 21.77
Schi'ater west to Sunflower county
line, 6JÎ4 miles.
Greenwood to Sidon, 8.12 miles.
Total n lilage of four roads located,
A BIG ADVANCE
IN WHEAT MARKET
Six and a Half Cent jl4t
ed at Chicsgs Todk, y '
(By Associât«* Press.)
Chicago, Sept. 6.—Wheat advance
six and a half cent« * fcashel here to
JAPAN AND CHUTA AGAIN.
( By Assicoated Press.)
Washington, Sept. '5.—Close watch
is being maintained by diplomatic of
ficials here over the nearly threatened
crisis between Japan and China
ing out of a recent clash between the
troops of the two nations at Cheng
Chiatun. Fear is felt that the rights
of the United States may be affected.
News reports are to the effect that
Japan has made other demands and
secret negotiations threatening Chi
nese rule throughout Inner Mongolia.
Take The Commonwealth.
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The roads as laid out run through
growing crops and the engineer stat
ed in his report that it would be "im
possible to begin the active laying but
and grading of roads until the crops
are removed, although every road has
stretches that can be now thrown up
without damage to crops."
An important matter that will be
taken up by the Board of Supervisors
at this session, work on which proba
bly will be started this afternoon, is
the adjustment of assessments on
bank and compress property in the
county. A member of the board
stated that the banks and compresses
in the county have lowered their
assessments at least 25 per cent, and
the hoard has cited them to appear
before that body and show reason why
the assessment should not be raised.
The banks were to have been heard
this morning at ten o'clock and the
compress people at two this afternoon
but the absence of attorneys this
morning caused a postponement and
work on the matter of locating the
routes for the new roads was taken
The board in session yesterday aft-,
eronon allowed all accounts and con
cluded that part of the monthly bus
iness. The two most imftortant
matters left to be concluded are the.
road question and that of adjusting
Commissioners Will Gather in First
Meeting of the Month.
The City Commissioners will as
semble at the City Hall in regular
meeting tonight, being first session
for this month. Hon. G. L. Ray, May
or-Commissioner, will preside. The
usual routine of business will be
ransacted and any other matters that
1 v come before them.
s Commissioners meet on the
d third Tuesday nights in ev
AIM BIG TRACT. -J
Black Bayou, T)»in^ Be .,f t : 8tr i ,Ct A 7 8
organized here today v,
Hurst of Greenville, W, D,
of Estill and L. C. Hays ef Hoi,. "
ale, as drainage commissioners, tha
purpose being to drain the Black Bay
ou basin n«r Greenville and place in
cultivation more than 50,000
land that, when drained,
among the most productive in Wash
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