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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS~SËË\
UNION A SSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE.
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher
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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 13, 1916.
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OLUME 1-NUMBER 37.
WO DIE IN FIGHT AT BARONNE
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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
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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 .
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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
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into his new building just as loon as
it is completed, which will be early
le mad»
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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.
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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- ,
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ENGLAND MAKES CHANGES.
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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
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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.
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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
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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. !
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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.
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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. /
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of
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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
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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.
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TO DELIVER LEVEE BONDS. 1
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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?
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DailOUll, Jonquil, Lily. Get these
DiUbs HOW at T ountain's.
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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.

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