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/ .55 THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS~SËË\ UNION A SSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher % GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 13, 1916. SUBS CRIPTION: SKL" PgTHfjJg < OLUME 1-NUMBER 37. WO DIE IN FIGHT AT BARONNE fTTTTTTT AAAAAAAA TTtTTTT " f f. ******** ******** ody of Baby, Half Eaten by Dogs, Found in Vacant Lot Today I0DY OF BABY BOY, DEAD AND HALF EATEN BY DOGS, FOUND rrewsome Discovery Made This Morning on Va cant Lot at Corner of Cotton and Johnson Streets—Body Badly Mutilated. A young baby, apparently less than week old, was found this morning, pad and half eaten by dogs, in a (inch of weeds on a vacant lot at the irner of Cotton and Johnson streets. grewsome discovery was made by [negro who was tieing his cow on the te it. The body was too badly mutilated y the dogs for any effort at identi cation to be made. The head and early all of the upper half of the ody was bady chewed up. It was ractically impossible to ascertain le race of the baby, which was a >y, but men of the medical profes on who saw the body, said it ap irently was that of a yellow negro. 0 signs of foul play could be found pon the body. The body when found was wrapped 1 an old rag, but the rag had been i S WELL HAVE BIG TIME AT SWAIN SHOWS TONIGHT >aily Commonwealth Plays Host to Thirteen Winners in Contest—Manager Springer Offers Hospitali ty to N ine Others. I Here you are kids! We will all go to the big Swain Show tonight! In ! compliance with the announcement Imaue in The Daily Commonwealth [that this paper would give away 25 free tickets to the kids under fifteen I years old who could make the most ' real, good, old hard-to-spell English words out of the name "W. I. Swain Show Company," we are publishing below the winners of the prizes. The first prize calls for six free tickets and goes to Elbert Moore. The second prize, which carried five free tickets, goes to George G. Terry, and the third prize of four free tickets goes to Edwin Mounger. 'thirteen prizes, totaling 25 free tickets, were to be given away, hut turough the kindness of Mr. J. L. Springer, tne pleasing manager of tue bwain Shows, we are happy to announce that every Kid who entered lue contest will be given one tree ticket to tonights show, in addition. to the three big prizes. Tnere were 22 to enter the contest and by the rules only thirteen couid win, the first three big prizes and ten prizes of one tree ticket each, but Mr. Springer bus kindly given each of the nine oth ers entering a free ticket. The contestants can secure their tickets by applying at The Daily Com monwealth office this afternoon be tween the hours of five-thirty and six FINE NEW STORK ! 10 BE EKElïED I Mr. Jake Kantor s New Building on Howard Win Be of White Mar ble, Two Stories. Plans and specifications for Mr. J. Kantors new white marble store building to be erected on Howard street are about completed and will be ottered to the contractors for bids at an early date. When completed the building will be one of the pret tiest in tne city. It will be built of white marble. Mr. Frank R McUeoy, of this city, is the architect. The bunding will be two stories, steam heated, and with all'modern conveniences. It will Be 130 feet long and 30 feet wide. The ground floor will be ueed entirely by Mr. Kantor in his up-to-date gents' furnishing store, while the upstairs will be taken up With offices, ten of which will be fitted up on the top flpor. They will have every convenience. The interior of the building will Be especially attractive. An expert from the .Grand Rapids Show Case Mann« faeturing Co., will design the interior •ad the lighting system. K*< Kantor »tptee that hs wlU move almost entirely torn from the corpse by the dogs. Doctors who saw the body were of the opinion that the child was very nearly, if not quite, fully matured when it was born. The negro who made the discovery notified Chief of Police C. L. Bonner, who notified Sheriff T. C. Garrott. Dr L. F. Barrier, city health officer, was notified a and taken to the scene of the discovery. An inquest over the re mains would have been useless so it was omitted, and the body buried on the spot. An effort is being made by the po lice to discover the unnatural parents who so heartlessly could leave a baby in a vacant lot to die, or either lay its body there without burial after its death. With .no clew of any sort to work .upon, the police have a hard problem before them to solve. o'clock. Contestants will please not ! call for their tickets before five-thirty, "The Virgiriian," to the concert after the show, reserved seats and the free act fallowing the show thrown in. Following are the contestants with the number of words sent in. Re member, the first three win the big prizes—six, five and four free tickets, respeetively, and every other one list ed one free ticket. Elbert ivioore, (first). Eeorge u. ferry, (second) Edwin Mounger, (third). Jimmie Smitn. The tickets entitle the holders to everything that the big Swain Show offers tonight, from the opening bill, Tommie Deal . May Warner . Bernice tguimi . Miitired Larson . Norma Wallace . Hugh Wispman. Minnie Bnster . J. F. Davis. Henrietta Humphries Mayone Emerson . Mary Bess Guice . Nellie Emit . Mary Elizabeth Sims. David Sinclair. harry G. Spivey. George A. Spivey. Dorothy Derrick. Beatrice Parsons . .654 .335 .321 . 2(16 .189 .230 .218 .112 .167 .150 .229 .126 .121 .112 .200 .266 .100 .269 .220 .245 .177 .290 CITY COUNCIL ENDS BIG JOB Meeting Tonight Last on Equalization of Taxes — Will Decide Upon the Levy. The City Council will meet tonight in the last adjourned meeting from the first regular meeting of the month, having met almost every night so far this month, and will complete the work of equalization of the city tax list and will decide upon the levy. The levy has formerly been 14 mills, six for the general fund, four for the schools and six for interest. The Council has accomplished lots of work during the adjourned meet ings during the first of the month and are to be congratulated upon con cluding their task so successfully and in such a prompt manner. Their next regular meeting night will be Tues day night, Oct. 17th. next spring, Work on it will be begun just as soon os the contract for its erection I _ _ into his new building just as loon as it is completed, which will be early le mad» 1 DESTROYERS AReThE SENT OUT TO SEA 1 Are Patrolling the Ocean Highways for What Purpose is Not Gen erally Known. (By Associated Press.) Newport , Oct. 13.—A patrol by torpedo boat destroyers charged with ; enforcing neutrality and saving lives j in event of further submarine raids on shipping, was put into effect from Bar Harbor to New York teday. Of- j ficial authority for the statement that the patrol has been ordered was obtained here this morning. Confirmation of the report that the 'j steamship Bovic sighted a submarine off the coast is contained in a state ment by a naval official today who said that the passenger seteamer re ported it sighted a German submarine this morning. PATROL EXTENDED TO GULF. (By Associated Press.) Boston, Oct. 13.—It is stated today unofficially that the American de stroyer patrol in connection with the recent submarine activities has been ordered effective from New York to Galveston. DOZEN DESTROYERS OUT. (By Associated Press.) New York, Oct. 13.—A dozen de stroyers of the United States navy are patrolling the ocean highways to and from the North Atlantic ports, to- j day, for what purposes it is only known to Naval authorities. It is re ported that they went out to maintain Qjg_neut*&lity of American waters. Admiral Knight, commandant of the Naval Station at Narragan3ett Bay, says that no official action to ward the establishing such a partol has been taken. The seaward dash of eleven destroyers from Newport yes terday aroused much speculation. DESTROYERS TO SEA. (By Associated Press.) , Newport, Oct. 13.—Eleven destroy-1 ers of the flotilla attached to the At : : lantic Fleet sailed yesterday and last night for the open sea, leaving only ; the flagship Birmingham and seven destroyers in the harbor here. MAKING INVESTIGATION. (By Associated Press.) Washington, Oct. 13.—Admiral Ma - 1 yo, commanding the Atlantic fleet, notified the Navy Department today j that he has ordered a survey of the New England coast to investigate if submarine bases are being operated , in violation of American neutrality. ! SUBMARINE SIGHTED. (By Associated Press.) ' Boston, Oct. 13.—A submarine of j unidentified nationality was reported ■ 200 miles east of New York by the steamship Bovie in a wireless mes- | sage today. The course of the sub- , 1 ENGLAND MAKES CHANGES. _ _ Will Not Trouble Neutral Ships and Oct. 13.—Radical marine was not stated. Mails as Heretofore. (By Associated Press.) Washington, changes in the treatment of mails on neutral ships is promised in the reply of the British and French govern ments to the American protests against interference with the mails. Changes regarded by the Allies are sufficient to meet the wishes of the u day ola of and ed ates ed to by a * United States. WEATHER Forecasts for Friday. Mississippi—Generally fair. Louisiana—Fair, cooler. Arkansas—Fair, colder tonight; Saturday, fair. Oklahoma—Fair, colder except ex treme northwest tonight) Saturday, fair and warmer. East Texas—Unsettled, showers and colder north tonight; Saturday, fair and colder. West Texas—Partly cloudy, show ers in southwest, colder. North Carolina—Partly cloudy to night; Saturday, partly cloudy, prob ably local rains in west, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama— Generally fair. Rainfall yesterday 8.80 inches at Quanah, Tans. COTTON AND 1 GRAIN MARKETS New York Cotton Up 17 to 23 Points, New Orleans 13 to 19 Up— Spots Advance. The New York and New Orleans cotton markets at an advance today, ; New York was from 17 to 23 points j up, while New Orleans showed an ad vance of from 13 to 19 points. Spots at New York were five points up, j Sales, 1,140 bales, NEW YORK MARKET. Open. High. Low. Close. .17.18 17.52 17.18 17.35-38 .....17.40 17,70 17.40 17.58-60 .17.35 17.64 17.35 17.50-62 .17.48 115.70 17.48 17.68-59 .17.60 17.81 17.60 17.69-70 Closed 17 to 23 up. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mch. May NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Open. High. Low. Close. .16.74 16.80 16.72 16.76-79 .16.80 17.15 16.80 17.02-03 .16.9? 17.25 16.97 17.13-14 .17.34 17.45 17.23 17.33-34 .17.55 17.66 17.43 17.63-55 Closed 13 to 19 up. New York Spots 17.60—5 up. New Orleans Spots 16.50. Sales 1140. Oct. Dec. Jan. Mch. May Oct.-Nov. Jan.-Feb. Mch.-Apl. LIVERPOOL MARKET. Close. Prcv. Close. 10.12 10.12 .. 10.11 „ 10.11 ... 10.14% 10.15 Spots 10.11. Sales 6,000. , i CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close. Prv. Close. Wheat— Dec. .. May .. 158 1-4 167 1-2 Corn— Dec. 77 Pork Dec. 78 3-4 Oats— 48 3-8 51 5-8 Dec. May ly CHICAGO PROVISIONS. 23.85 Jan. Lard— Jan. Ribs— 23.67 12.70 Dec. Jan. WEEKLY CROP MOVEMENT, Overland, 49,923; last year, 28,203; year before, 22,340. For season, 143, 123; 'last year, 92,414; year before, 52,888. Insight, 573,963; last year, 483,591; year before, 377,789. For season, 3,190,911; last year, 2,500, 606; year before, 1,512,430, Southern consumption, 70,000; last year, 72, 000; year before, 69,000. 14.15 13.70 Will Claim Killing of B. J. Lindsey MANN SURRENDERS. Was Justillable. Lindsey, traveling representative of u Corry, Pa., patent medicine manu facturer, who was injured here Mon day in' a personal difficulty with V. G Mann, died in the hospital in Green wood last night. Deputy Sheriff Will Sandidge carried Mr. Mann to Indian ola this morning to await the action of the grand jury, v;hich will recon vene Friday. Court is now in session and the defendant waived preliminary hearing due to this fact. It is ex pected the case will be finally dispos ed of duging the present session. The difficulty, it seems, came up very Suddenly when Mann, who oper ates a public dray at this place, nam ed a price for having hauled Lindsey's medicine show from the drug store to the station, which was objected to by the latter. Lindsey had with him a tin megaphone, which Bis comedian used to "bally hoo' for a'crowd, «hile Mann had an iron nail puller that he used in opening boxes. The lie was passed on short notion and Lindaey struck V*nn with th« megaphone, trat Ruleville, Miss., Oct. 12.— B. J. ty, an in of ed BRITISH GAIN ON THE SOMME FRONT Advance Between Gueugde Court and Lesboeufs—Heavy Fighting Elsewhere. (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 13.—The war office to day announces progress for the Brit ish yesterday in lighting on the Som me front. Advances were scored be tween Gueugde Court and Lesboeufs, and northwest of Gueudge Court. ARTILLERY FIGHTING. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Oct. 13.—Heavy artillery fighting occurred on the komme front last night, the war office announced today. The bombardment was par ticularly severe in the regions of Mor val, Boucha, Vesnes, Ablain Court and Chaulnes. MAUSER WORKS BOMBARDED. (By Associated Press.) Paris, Oct. 13.—Forty French and British aeroplanes dropped four tons of explosives last night on the Mauser works at Obender, in Germany, the war office announced today. Six Ger man machines defending the works were shot down. ITALIANS ATTACK. (By Associated Press.) Vienna, Oct. 13.—Italians continued attacks on the Austrians and desper ate fighting was in progress through out yesterday. Today the war office announces the Italians gained ground east of Oppachiasulla, in a drive to wards Trieste and captured Novavas. At other points they gained nothing, i ! ALL YOUNG MEN MUST GO. (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 13.—The man-power board has reached a conclusion, ac cording to the Times. Every young man in the country must be definitely placed in National service. RUMANIANS RETREATING. (By Associated Press.) Vienna, Oct. 13.—Efforts of the Ru- [ manians to stem the Austro-German ; advance in Transylvania have failed, ! the war office announced today. They i are being driven back by General Von Falkenhayns' troops. ! j to CONSCRIPTION DON'T GO. (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 13.—Lord Wimborne, Lord Lieutenant for Ireland, informed the government that conscription in Ireland was neither feasible, nor pru dent at present, according to the Dub lin political correspondent of the Dai ly News. TAKE GREEK WARSHIPS. (By Associated Press.) London, Oct. 13.—An Athens dis patch says that the Entente Allies took possession of the Greek warships today. They were towed out of the harbor by Allied tugs. No resistance was offered. at RUSSIAN TRENCH TAKEN. (By Associated Press.) Petrograd, Oct. 13.—Germans in an offensive yesterday north of Pinsk Marshes captured a Russian trench, but were expelled with heavy loss. FIRST GROUND BROKEN. Work on First Structure at Gulfport Is Begun—Exposition Next Year. (By Associated Press.) Gulfport, Oct. 13.—Ground broken here today for the first struc ture of the Mississippi Centennial Ex position which opens here in Decem ber, 1917. / Ed a of T. ty, and thé affair is considered more an unfortunate accident than a wilful of homicide. Mr. Lindsey had been here about 16 days with his show and had is appeared to be a gentleman to those who curne in contact with him. was received a blow from the nail puller which fractured the skull and resulted in a tragedy. L. O. Lindsey, of Corry, Pa., father of the injured man, was promptly summoned. A car was speedily start ed to Greenwood with the victim and everything medical skill could do was done, but to no avail. Mr. Mann is well thought of lo cally and stands well in the communi MORE RIOTING AT BARONNE; AT LEAST TWO OTHERS DEAD Battle Scene Enacted in Streets Last Night and Late Yesterday Afternoon—Lawyer, Tak No Part, Killed—Another Dead. I (By Associated Press.) Bayonne, Oct. 13 .— Quiet prevailed here during the early hours today af ter battle scenes enacted in the streets near the oil plants late yesterday and fast night. The body of an unidenti fied man was found lying in the street some distance from the strike center today with a bullet wound in his head. GREENWOOD BANK CLEARINGS FOR WEEK TOTAL $1,022*1 I Increase of $109,000 Over Last Week—Wonderful Showing Conclusive Evidence of the Great Business Greenwood Enjoys. i The Greenwood Clearing House As sociation announces that the bank clearings for the week ending today, Friday, October 13, total $1,022,508. 61, or a gain of $109,000 over last week. This is the best showing that ! Has ever been made by Greenwood banks. The clearings last week of $913, 533.96 was said to have been the lar gest in the history of Greenwood. Such an increase in clearings right in the middle of the business season of the year is wonderful. Had the in crease come just at the beginning of a very busy season and the increase " ROAD BONDS CASE TO SUPREME COURT Injunction Against Issuance of Bonds Dissolved by Chancellor May —Appealed. A bill was filed in the Chancery Court here this week by Mr. M. E. a Robertson to enjoin the Board of Sup- is ervisors from issuing the good road bonds authorized by a special act of to tlie Legislature at the recent session, and the injunction granted by Chan cellor Joe May. The Board of Sup- j ervisors demurred to the bill. The ■ G demurrer was sustained, the injunc tion dissolved and the bill dismissed | is The Chancery Clerk has made up [ of the record of the case for the appeal ! t to the Supreme Court, which has al- ! ready been forwarded to Jackson. The i Attorney General has consented to j ask the Supreme Court to make it a preference case and will have it called at once and disposed of as soon as 1 practicable. I I The Supreme Court in all probabil ity will pass upon the case either on | the first or second Monday in No- 1 vember. Hon. Means Johnston represents the complainant and Messrs. Gardner, McBee & Gardner the Board of Su pervisors. bo TO DELIVER LEVEE BONDS. 1 - j Clarksdale, Miss., Oct. 12.—Hon. Ed Franklin and F. K. Birdsali, presi-1 dent and secretary, respectively, of the levee board, arrived in the city yesterday and spent a portion of the day in looking over and signing the to new' bond issue of $l,5oO,OUO, which was recently disposed of to banks of this city and Greenwood, and they will be delivered today, according- to 1 The delivery of the bonds will place a large sum of money at the disposal. to of the liourd for levee work and Major [ T. G. Dabney, chief engineer and his assistant, W. b. Head, are making j preparations to see that all possible j be speed is attaine£ in the construction 1 of such levees as have been contracted all for, and that all needed repair work is done before the spring floods come, Mr. Birdsali. Take The Daily Commonwealth. > Nothing is known as to the cause of the killing. The police planned to sweep the strike district of Constable Hook, as .Gey did yesterday, driving strikers off the streets and returning shots of the si ipers stationed on roofs and in windows. One man, a lawyer, who took no part in rioting, was killed yesterday and it is estimated a score were wounded. .vere practically the same. Evidently Friday, the Thirteenth, has no bad luck in store for the banks of Greenwood, with such a showing for the week ending on that day. The banks belonging to the Clear ing Association are: The First Na tional Bank, the Wilson Banking Co!, the Bank of Commerce, the Green wood Bank and Trust Co., and the Greenwood Savings Bank. be over a week in the season of the year when business was not so good, it would have been different, but the conditions of business activity in Greenwood last week and this week GETTING GRAVEL FROM RIVER BED City and County Government Coop eraung in Experiment—Dredg ing Has Begun. The City and County have formed a partnership in an experiment that is likely to turn out much to the ad vantage of both. The proposition is to dredge gravel from the bed of Ya zoo River, and if successful will mean much to both the Ci.y and County, A barge has been secured from Mr. G id Iviontjoy, Jr., the City is furnish- ' ing experienced labor and the County is furnishing the pump. A large barge of gravel has already been secured, t he next question is will it be suita bio tor purposes for which it is want ed by the City and County? -o DailOUll, Jonquil, Lily. Get these DiUbs HOW at T ountain's. -o Hyacinth, Crocus, Narcissus, WILL NOT WORK WOMEN AFTER THE WAR. Hanover, Germany, Oct. 12.—(Cor. Associated Press.)—The Hanover Mercantile Association has entered into an agreement with a number of pother business organizations in Han over, whereby a strenuous effort will bo made to oust women from the po- «itiona tfiey now occupy, after the war, and to replace them with the men who are now in the field. According to the contract, which has been drawn up between the vari ous organizations, no position ordi nariiy held by a man may be offered to a woman at all. This applies to positions in trade, in stores and count ing rooms. Women may not even be informed that positions are open, The associations have also agreed tliut positions paying below a certain standard shall not be advertised either to men or to women. The city of Han over has fixed 4 new wage scale whereby the minimum wage scale for employes under 18 years of age shall be 900 marks, 1,080 for employes be tween 18 and 20, and 1,200 marks for all employes over 20. Hyacinth, Crocus» Narcissus, Daffodil, Jonquil, Lily. Gut thus» bulbs now at Fountain's.