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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH J+C - -A T #. j l. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVI UNION ASSOCIATED PBB8S SEE VICE. PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, .MISSISSIPPI, SATufesAY i ÎmM VOLUME 1-NUMBER 127. AFTERNOON, JANUARY 27, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION: HHMK." «HR,ft GERMANS HOLDING TO TRENCHES TAKEN FROM FRENCH YESTERDAY No Headway Has Been Made in Attempts to Re capture the Positions Claims Berlin—Rus sians Rushing Reinforcements to Riga. (By Associated Press) The Germans are holding tenacious- j lv to the mile of trenches they were ' , . , . . reported to have captured from the ; French yesterday on the Verdun front, No headway has been made in at-1 to recapture the positions me „ts into the Riga region and pp parently are stemming the German gdvance in Rumania. Reports today announced a Rumanian victory ih the Kasino Valley, on the Moldvania front after an eleven hours battle. , lrul ' 1 tempts Berlin declares. All assaults were repulsed. The Russians are pouring reinforce- ■ ! al has been blown up and a thousand lornen and girls killed according to a letter taken from a German pris ARSENAL BLOWN UP. Paris, Jan. 27—The Dresden arsen PROSPECTS FOR BASEBALL GOOD Membership in Cotton States League Takes With Greenwood Fans— Much Enthusiasm. I If you are a baseball fan and want I Greenwood to join the Cotton States I League as it is planned to be reor I ganized don't forget to be present at the meeting to discuss the matter and take some action which is to be held at the Business League Rooms tonight at seven thirty o'clock. Since I the matter was first taken up here ! only very favorable comment has befen heard from the people of the city. The matter is up to the ardent fans upon whose shoulders rests the de cision. Tom Reynolds, of Jackson, fonper manager of that team in the old Cot ton States League, will be present at the meeting tonight as will all the leading fan spirits of Greenwood and nearby towns. If organized the circuit will consist of six teams. Of that number four are already certain, they are Jackson, Vicksburg, Greenville and Clarksdale. The otiier two towns that have been approached are Greenwood and Yazoo City. There is little likelihooy that either of these places will reject the proposition. The circuit will be compact and will draw from the richest section of the Mississippi Delta. The charter of the new organization will strictly prohibit the importation of players from lea gues of higher rated organizations and limiting the salary to be paid players. Strictly business principles are to be injected into the manage ment of the league. has is for a ed the ing six fer of the the ion all at ter the If fice "THE CRISIS." "The Crisis," following closely the romance of Civil War days in St. Louis, by Winston Churchill, will be presented in elaborate style at Green wood Theatre on Feb'y 9th and 10th, with matinee on Saturday, Feb'y 10th. Mr. Churchill's novel, published more than a decade ago, has become recognized as an American classic. It is written in a spirit of fairness and impartiality, unusual with stories dealing with the conflict of the sec tions. The scene is laid in St. Louis, where North and South met, where members of the same families were divided in their allegiance to the re spective flags, and where both causes Were hotly debated with all the facts immediately at hand. Mr. Churchill Put himself in the attitude of an im partial magistrate, considered careful ly Ipoth sides, anjJ set them forth with out prejudice for 0» public as a sjUry. # in the photoplay version, the threads df Mr. Churchill's story, were followed exactly without and re-ar rangement or alternation ao common with makers of film dramas. The ■tory had already proven its dramatic Power in the minds of more than a million readers, and waa found to to Properly arranged for screen repro duction. The play works up to a I Powerful climax in the storming and' taking of Vicksburg. The battle •ceues have not heretofore been'epuall ad, it is said, in any photodrama. A j novelty ig promised in a Lincoln who I *• human, instead of being a inert , "forehead as a part of a histories! K background. ' \ % „ * A special musical score, based on . «mantle and patriotic dira of the pit I °d wlti beinterpiutod by • fu)l sym fheny orchestra. ' r ~ . I .fryi < loner dated December thirteenth. ! j The letter was written from Dres ^ en anc * t * le wr ' ter sa 'd that windows in a radius of twelve miles were brok- ! ; fin by the exp]osion . It " added th J the authorities were keeping the newg ' at-1 a secret and that no railroad tickets were being issued at Dresden under the pretense o f urgent business. TRA|N WRENCH IN FRANCE. ... (Bv Associated Press! Paris, Jan. 27-Eighteen persons were killed and fifty injured in a col lision between a Bourges-Paris ax press train and a freight at Chateau, Ce Neuf. - ( is , _ , 1 ■ AIRPLANES BROUGHT DOWN. | ! (By Associated Press) Paris, Jan. 27—Five German air planes were brought down on the Ver dun front last night the war office announces. of gue. and NO ADDITIONAL MODIFICATIONS House Rules Committee Given Way to Brokers as Far as It Intends to Yield. (By Associated Press) New York, Jan. 27—Records of stock brokers transaction during the period covered by the investigation of the Congressional "leak" began reach ing the House Rules Committee to day. The brokers were assured that the committee expected to make no more modifications in its demands. The Committee's first search, ac cording to its counsel, Serman Whip ple, will be for names of government officials among the customers wh)o traded last month. , witz one it les. He ence was ions tried on, were they in ened CHUM BOB'S SPORTING TALK. New York, Jan. 27—(By Uniofi As sociated Press)—The motor boat show which opened at Grand Palace today has an unusually fine display of cruising boats. Many are remark able in build and arrangement. One is a 60-footer, which has been built for patrol work as laid down by the Navy Department. This boat has complete accommodations notonly for cruising in time of peace but for hard service in time of war. It mounts a 3-pounder rapid fire gun, is equipp ed with wireless, and has a Sperry stabilizer which will keep it on an even keel under any conditions at sea. This boat is equipped with Can Blerck engines and can make between twen ty-five and thirty miles an hour. Joe Bonds, a heavyweight from the Pacific coast, is in town and hurl ing denes at everybody in his class black or white. He is 23 years old, six feet two inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He is not parti cular whom he fights,, but would pre fer a match with Fred Fulton or Frank Moran. Some of the magnates, who are in clined to sign their stars at any cost, have been told by the leadefis of Or ganized Baseball to keep hands off. The leaders seem to think that the strike has been calltd for the purpose of obtaining war time, salaries for the most prominent players in the game. If this can be accomplished the big leaders say that the strike will be declared off and the small fry will be left at the mercy of the club owners. In order to squelch the Un ion and put an end to the players' dictatorial methods it is argued that all strikers must be treated alike. The high salaried stars must be held at arm's length until they agree to sign at their employers' terms. Each club owner has received telegraphic instructions to remain firm, no mat ter how easy it may be to sign stars with a liberal use of money. In short, the magnates will dictate the terms regardless of the consequonces. This much mooted bhseball strike, If it goes through, will certainly throw out of kilter no few of our an nual little summer practices and pro grammes. Figure, for instance, the decided improvement that would be noted in the health of families of of fice boys, espscially with the grand mothers. . Also it Is conservatively estimated that in big league cities alone house wives would be enabled to serve on time approximately half million din* that would otherwise be late. Relief ing 4th, war paign week. ners THE WEATHER Forecast. ^ - Mississippi—Rein tonight and .fryi Moderate tompsrntur*«, HARBOR BILL IS IN THE SENATE Act Passed by House Yesterday Car rying $38,000,000 Reaches the Upper Branch. (By Washington, Jan. 27—The Senate today had the annual Rivers and Har bors appropriation bill passed by the ! House late yesterday carrying $38, 000,000. More than $10,000,000 of this amount is for new projects. ! __ J ' __ Wqman on. Hunger Strike at New York Made to Eat (By Associated p^, ... NeW ' York. J an. 27—Prison author ltlea re30rted to forcible feeding of MrS ' ® th . el "f" 1 Çf P8g8 " d ' 8t ' wh °collapsed, today whije mam 8 ™. n,r , 8 s f 1 Ç in ar Ce 8 . 8C „ f 3 98n w *5*.*, 6 ( is serving a 30 day sentence A tube , ,nserted in h f m 1 0uth »" d Bquid food was administered. ! FORCIBLE FEEDING | VARIOUS PLANS SUGGESTED. For Economic Preparedness for Nat ional Crises in Future, . (By Associated Press) Washington, Jan. 27—Various kinds of economic preparedness for national crises were discussed today by dele gates to the National Security Lea gue. A platform was prepared on which the League will wage a cam paign for training and other military and naval activity. ' GEORGE BOROWITZ HUNG. Convicted of Murder of Vicksburg's Chief of Police. (By Associated Press) Vicksburg, Jan. 27—George Boro witz who was hung here today was one of the three alleged burglars who it was charged, shot and killed Char les. Stites, captain of the Vicksburg police force on November fourth, last. He was convicted of first degree j murder. His two companions, Clar-1 ence Lodge and Webstar Nixon, were sentenced to life imprisonment. Lodge and NiXerr,- confessed to the killing but Borowitz maintained he was innocent and that his compan ions confession were untrue. Captain Stites met death when he tried single handed to arrest the three armed men, Borowitz, Lodge and Nix on, whom he surprised while they were robbing a dry goods store. When they refused to surrender he engaged in a pistol battle with them and was mortally wounded. The men were arrested several hours later. For several days after the arrests armed deputies were kept on guard at the Warren county pail to prevent threat ened mob violence. ish and lish ing ket a to ried 17 JEWS INSTITUTE WEEK OF MERCY. the New York, Jan. 27—(By Union As sociated Press)—The Central Jewish Relief Committee has notified Jewish organizations all over the country to celebrate a "week of Mercy." beginn ing today and lasting •until February 4th, commefnorating the first anni versary of President Wilson's procla mation in behalf of relief for Jewish war sufferers. The committee has planned to make an extensive cam paign for relief funds during the week. can bird He The tip in The (i QMESTic P roblem solved ; OR How to Keep a Cook ! This solution requires but four words: BUY THE BEST GROCERIES. A Good Cook takes pride in her Work. Inferior groceries just CAN'T be cooked to your satisfaction. Then the cook is the GOAT. » When you buy groceries from this store you GET THE BEST— and KEEP YOÜR COOK. We take just pride in the quality of our groceries. Buy flbm us and keep peace in the kitchen. ♦ CITY tllCERT COMPANY PHONES 627 AND 813 . k . > j mmmgm V iu«wta.w V ■f ICOTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS Thirty One Point Advance Recorded in Both Markets Daring Try ing Today. A net advance of 31 points was re corded in trading months on the New York and New Orleans Cotton Ex changes at the dose today at noon, in ! Spots at New York were up 2B and six up at New Orlean«. Sales 118 baies. NEW YORK MfARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct. 16.40 16.65 16.37 18.36 16.32 Mch 17.22 17.44 17.16 17.44 17.12 May 17.37 17.66 17.36 17.66 17.32 -A en July 17.37 17.63 17.36 17.63 17.30 Closed 31 up. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct 16.00 16.26 16.00 16.26 16.96 Mch 16.68 17.06 16.68 17.06 16.73 May 16.86 17.20 16.8$ 17.20 16.88 July 16.93 17.26 16.93 17.26. 16.95 Closed 31 up. , New York Spots 17140—26 up. New Orleans Spots 17.00—6 up. Sales 118. and i CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close Wheat. 1.75 14 1.81 1-8 May Corn May Oats. 1.00 8-4 1.01 7-8 war land 29.82 16.40 15.60 the NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET | hi Prev. Close. are 12.28 .66 74 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Close .57 7-8 May Prev. Close. Pork Jan. Lard Jan. Ribs. Jan. 29 90 16,62 ! Ag 15.70 Close. 12.32 May 12.28 12.33 DAILY COTTON LETTER. New.'Orleans, Jan. 27—The market today went largely on technical con- j ditions. Fear of a repitition of bear- 1 ish weeken d operations ,such as there ing were at the close of past two weeks I and prospects of rain for south Texas. B. New York, where bear interest is the presumably large, seemed to be im- ! *ng pressed by yesterdays strongly bul lish statistics and developed a covar- V. ing movement which started the mar ket upward. As feeling here is bul- W. lish, the tendency was followed with a relish and May traded above 17 1 cents at the close of the first hour, good Spots here were quiet today higher waa to buy as hedged cotton has been car- the ried by the rally in futures above quotations which were advanced to The 17 cents for middling. Trading in to ever contracts became more spirited on the rallying tendency and May was hers they for carried to 17.20 towards the close. J. F. CLARKE & CO. there as Mr. D. A, Bardwell brought a peli- ' 0 f can to town this morning and had the a bird on display on the,,, streets here. 0 f He captured the pelican on the Yazoo j trict River and chased him down in a skift. j The bird measures eight feet from j to tip to tip. Much interest was taken | wires the CAUGHT A PELICAN. in the captured bird. SNOW STORM IN ALASKA SEVERE! Worst Ever Experienced Is' Raging Today—Two Men Lost Lives in Snow Slide. (By Associated Press) Juneau, Alaska, Jan. 27—One of the worst snow storms ever experienced in this section is raging today. Two men lost their lives in a snow slide yes terday and mine property hag been damaged many thousands of dollars. BIG DECLINE IN WHEAT. (By Associated Press) Chicago, Jan. 27—A decline of sev en cents a bushel resulted today from heavy selling due largely to peace rumors. WAR MOTOR MODELS AT BOAT SHOW. « » New York, Jan. 27—(By Union As Associated Press)—High speed motor boats such as have been ordered for the Allies are among the most inter esting exhibits of the annual motor boat show which opened at Grand Central Palace today. The Navy De partment of the United States is also represented by its best constrctors and engineers. The Government has sent exhibits from the Lighthouse De partment and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. i CHEAPER TO EAT PIGS THAN FEED THEM. London, Jan. 27—(By Union As sociated Press)—As a result of the war it is cheaper to kill pigs in Eng land than to feed them. Much to the dismay of the Government agricul tural committee, which has been con ducting a campaign to induce stock raisers to helpward off a pork famine, the farmers are destroying litters of young pigs at birth because of the | hi & h cost of feedingstuffs. Farmers are defending their action with the statement that the Government is al lowing export of meal to Holland which ought to be kept in England. j Leflore Lodge No. 46 Knights of 1 Pythias held a very enthusastic meet ing Thursday evening, I State Deputy Grand Chancellor M. B. Herndon was present and installed the following officers for the ensu *ng year. Arthur Bell, C. C., Littleton Uushur, V. C., T. E. McConnell, Prelate, W. T. Hodge, M. A., S. Davidson, M. W., W. E. Bealle, K. R. S. & M. E., R. G. DeLoach, M. E., Dr. I. F. Scott, I. G. Interesting talks were made on the PYTHIANS INSTALL OFFICERS. good of the order, and the campaign waa thoroughly launched to secure the meeting of the Bible Class for Greenwood during the month of April, The Pythians of the State expect this to be one of the greatest meetings ever held in the Delta and the mem hers of Leflore Lodge are doing all they know how to secure this meeting for Greenwood. At this meeting there will be present many of the prominent Pythians from other States as well as from over the entire State 0 f Mississippi, and it is expected that a large and representative gathering 0 f Pythians from throughout this Dis trict will accompany the classes of initiates from their respective Lodges to Greenwood at that time as the live wires have decreed that this must be the meeting place. RETAIL BUSINESS SECTION OF PITTSBURGH DESTROYED Flames Consume Grand Opera House, Several Big Department Stores and Dozen Small Buildings—Loss Four Million. Two yes been dollars. (By Associated Press) Pittsburg, Jan. 27—Fire swept re-1 tail business district today destroy ed the Grand Opera House, several big department stores and a dozen small buildings, causing a loss esti sev from peace mated between three and four million dollars. Four fireman were serious ly hurt and a dozen badly injured. All PERSHING ON WAY TO ROPER BOAT As motor for inter motor Grand De also has De American Troops Started Out of Mex ico This Morning at Dawn Ac cording to Reports. (By Associated Press) El Paso, Jan. 27—American troops started north from Field Headquart ers at Colonia Dubland at dawn this morning according to reports from Columbus, New Mexico. ^ a one was ing, not of day ARE ON THE WAY, (By Associated Press) Jaurez, Jan. 27—American troops were marching out of Colonia Dub land toward the border at seven o'clock this morning, according to a message received from Casas Grand es. It was predicted at Casas Grand es that the entire Expeditionary force would be moving northward toward the border before night fall. As the Eng the con stock of the the al BATTLE CONTINUES. (By Associated Press) Tuscon, Jan. 27—Lying on the rocks close to the international line south of Ruby, Arizona, 40 members of troop E of the First Utah cavarly are keeping up the firing against Mexican soldiers across the line to day. The Mexicans returned the shots. So far as known no Americans have been wounded. Several Mexican sol diers are reported to have fallen dur ing the fight. It is said the Mexicans are from the Carranza garrison at Sasabea. of M. T. W., G. G. the NO COMMENT MADE. (By Associated Press) San Antonio, Jan. 27—General Funston declined to comment on the report that the troops of General Pershing are enroute to the border. for this BERNARD BAKER RESIGNS. (By Associated Press) Washington, Jan. 27—The resigna tion of Bernard Baker of Baltimore as a member of the Federal Shipp ing Board was officially announced to day. It was accepted by the Presi dent. all the of be THE BIG WHITE SALE AT FOUN TAIN'S. Sunshine after weeks of dreary weather came as a welcome usher to prompt many women to attend Foun tain's Big White Sale which began it's ten days course Thursday. Last summer Mr. P. L. DeLoach, the able buyer of these lines, feeling the pulse of the market at that time made a special buying trip to northern mar kets. Knowing that a deieded ad vance was sure to come Mr. DeLoach bought very heavily of every article and class of merchandise that comes under the head of white goods. That this was indeed a very wise purchase was evidenced by the crowds, which kept every clerk in Fountain's busy of from morning till night on the open ing day of the sale, being unable to deplete the stocks. Had Mr. DeLoach not purchased in such large quantities I many of the ladies of Greenwood and j vicinity would on the second day of the salo have been sadly disappoint ed as nothing would have been left the for them in the way of unusual bar gains in these fine white goods. The is whole store makes you feel as soon elry as you enter that a white sale is to be seen and one can hardly believe that any other color is desired by the women folks so greatly is white in j has the That such quantity buying wns great ation wisdom on the part of Mr. DeLoach her is evidenced by the course of today's market in domestics, nainsook, dimi tys, sheets, pillow cases and other goods is taking. It is good for Greenwood people to' know that Foun tain's giving them the advantage' of the large stocks bought early before the great advance which all mill« are now asking for this'class of goods. This big white sale at Fountain's runs clear through until next Saturday and if you Madam Housekeeper are wise you too will bs found downtown with your face to the counter in Fountain's getting your share of these splen 'did bargains. evidence. of rare and ity the V *?./. were removed to hospital«. re-1 The buildings destroyed among the oldest in the business tion with the exception of the Grand Opera House which waa, modem in every way. The firemen were handi sec capped by the intense cold, it being necessary to thaw'out the etreet hy All drants before pressure was available. CIRCUIT COURT RESTING TODAY Present Term Half Finished—Two More Weelm of Criminal Docket to be Tried. Judge Frank E. Everett of India nola, who has been holding the Janu ary term of Circuit Court here for the past two weeks recessed the court at the close of business yesterday after noon until Monday morning. The Judge left for his home at Indiasola to spend the week-end while other court attachée, glad of the oppor tunity, are taking a breathing apell. Yesterday completed the first two weeks gf a four week term. The first week was devoted to the civil docket, this week to the criminal eases and the remaining two weeks will be given to criminal cases also. A case in which a nine year old boy was before the bar on a charge of murder was tried yesterday. The boy being Robert Perkins, a diminutive * negro. After asking the advice of numerous attorneys ' Judge Everett finally decided to commit him to the County Jail for a term of 90 days. The boy killed another negro a few years older than himself. Another case of much interest Titar that of Mr. James Sharp charged with speeding on a public highway, ap pealed to this court from a Justice's court. After hearing the evidence in the case the District Attorney toid the jury .that it would be impossible to convict Mr. Sharp and asked that they bring in a verdict of not guilty, which they did. Mr. S. Krowse another white man was arraigned charged with receiv ing stolen property on an indictment returned at the November term of court 1912, and plead guilty to re ceiving stolen goods valued at less than $25. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and costs. A 60 day jail sentence was suspended on the good behavior of the defendant. Two cases against Maggie Pitman, one for vagrancy and the other for re tailing were passed to the files. She was convicted on one charge of un lawful retailing. John William charged with burg lary. The case was passed to the filed. Albert Gory, charged with retail ing, and George Taylor, charged with embezzlement, were tried and found not guilty by juries. The jury for next week's term has been drawn and most of them sum moned but U is expected that condi tions will be similar to the beginning of this week when nearly an entire day was devoted to securing two juries. a ELIZABETH SPENCER COMING. - The music lovers of Greenwood, and of Mississippi in general, are much interested in the announcement that Elizabeth Spencer, that wonderful American Concert Soprano, "The Singer who has made a thousand rec ords" for the Edison people, will be in Greenwood and will give a Tone Test Recital at the Greenwood Theatre on the evening of February sixth, at eight thirty o'clock. Miss dpencer is invited here by the A- Weiler Jew elry Co., and the recital will be ab solutely free. Miss Spencer is one of the most popular sopranos in New York. She has not had much opportunity to tour the country as her work in collator« ation with Mr. Thomas A. Edison and her engagements in the big city have occupied much of her time, form, Miss Spencer is an artist of dis tinction who combined musicianship of a superior order with a voice of rare beauty. She is one Of the most versatile artiste now before the public and lias a voice of remarkable range, singing soprano, masse soprano tad contralto selections with equal fdoil« ity and correct tone production. At the tone test Miss Spencer will vir« tually sing a due- with herself, a , j seemingly impossible feat to psf> , 1 M ; V Ttk§ Tt» Dtily Gmmvmnttkr ■ *?./.