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WM m THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH -À • ' J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE _ UNIO N ASSOCIATED PRESS 8EBVIC1. SUBSCRIPTION: S»« SSSBWS PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY tm VOLUME 1-NUMBER 138. GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 9, 1917. BMiaWt NOT JUSTIFIED IN HOLDING «MHSSID0R lElffll NO JUSTIFICATION FOR THE DETENTION OF U. S. AMBASSADOR Secretary Langsing Issues Statement Today—No Direct Message Received From Gerard Since February the Fifth. Washington, Feb. 9 — Secretary (By Associated Press) Lansing today authorized the follow ing statement: "I am very loathe to believe that the German government has intentionally delayed Ambassador 1 Gerard in Berlin on any excuse what , There is absolutely no justification under international law, it was point ed out, for the detention of the Am soever. bassador. No dispatch has been received from Ambassador Gerard, directly or other wise, since seven P. M., February the ! fifth. j I GERARD LEAVES SATURDAY. (By Associated Press) Berlin, Feb. 9—Former Ambassa NEUTRAL SHIPS GIVEN 48 HOURS Germany Warns Them to Reach Neu tral Ports Within That Time is Madrid Report. (By Associated Press) Paris, Feb. 9—A Madrid dispatch says that the German government has announced that it grants a further de lay of 48 hours for neutral ships at sea to regain neutral ports. CHANGE MADE IN BUSINESS Kimbrough Auto Co., Sells Stock and Vulcanizing Plant to H. D. Walk er & Co. The accessories and vulcanizing de partments of the Kimbrough Auto Co., have been purchased by H. D. Walker & Co., which firm will contin ue the business as previously conduct ed and at the same stand, next door to The Daily Commonwealth. The Kimbrough Auto Co., will not go out of business but will keep the agency for the Dodge automobiles and will occupy the building on Market street formerly occupied by the J. H. Smith Lumber Co. Mr. Walker, who heads the firm bearing his name, is a man of much experience in the automobile business and will no doubt make a success of this new venture. is of LIVELY PROGRAM FOR NATION AL TENNIS MEETING. New York, Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated Press)—Judging from the number and variety of the matters to be brought t othe attention of the ed delegates to the United States Nat ional Lawn Tennis Association which opened here today, it will be one of the most important in years. Among the matters scheduled for discussion are proposed changes in holding the doubles championship, a broader pro gram for junior boys' tournaments, changes in the amateur rule, amend ments to the constitution creating new sectional lines, suggested quali fications for entry in the national championship and changes in the award of "championship" titles. It is also planned to make a determined ^ort to obtain support for the "sav ing daylight" campaign. in in the at of H. D. WALKER or &CO. has ion is, A. Automobile Accessories United States, Kelly-Spring f eld and Mohawk Tires andTubrs VULCANIZING Phone 458 209 W. Market St. FREE AIR ALWAYS will leave Berlin Saturday evening although the date has not been defin itely set. It is expected that they will travel by way of Switzerland. dor Gerard and his party probably to _ 1 BERNSTORFF GOES MONDAY. , (By Associated Press) Berlin, Feb. 9—The German gov eminent was officially informed today by the Spanish Ambassador that Count Von Bernstorff will sail for Halifax Monday. TAKE OVER GERMAN INTERESTS ! (By Associated Press) Tokio, Feb. 9—Switzerland has tak j en over the German interests in Japan I which has been cared for by the Unit ed States prior to its breach with j j Rio Janerio, Feb. 9—Brazil has re- * ceived from Austria-Hungary a note , identical with that from Germany respecting submarine warfare. In its : reply the government sent a protest j to Vienna identical with that already : dispatched to Berlin. Germany. IDENTICAL NOTE SENT TO AUSTRIA Brazil Receives Note from Germany's Ally Identical With that From German Government. (By Associated Press) STILL WORKING FOR BASEBALL , Meeting Being Held Today at Green- ; ville to Organize Cotton States League—Four Teams. A meeting is being held at Green ville today for the purpose of which is to organize the Cotton States League, to consist of four ball teams, Greenville, Clarksdale, Indianola and Greenwood, with a playing schedule of three months. The plan originally started to have [ six teams in the circuit, Vicksburg end Jackson to join with the above named four, fell through at a meet ing held in Jackson a few weeks ago for the purpose of organizing. The chief cause of the failure of the first pian seemed to have been the fear of losing money on the venture, the two southern most teams in the proposed circuit feeling that they could not make expenses. If the meeting being held at Green ville results in the organization of the league with the teams named it should prove a success because of the , compactnes of the circuit. Practically every place in the league could be reached via auto and each game would fined a large number of fans present from every town in the circuit. Baseball is a popular sport every where but especially in the Delta sec tion and should the league get start ed it will in all probability meet with It will be remembered the success. great interest that was taken in semi professional baseball in the Delta last season. VETERANS TO MARCH AT BALL. New York, Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated Press)—Officers of high rank in the army, navy and national guard, in full uniform, will march with uni formed veterans from other States as the Old Guard fall, which takes place at the Hotel Astor tonight. Govem and Mrs. Whitman will be guests of honor. or GARDNER TO FIGHT EGAN. Boston, Feb. 9—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—Jimmy Gardner, who has been showing his ability to "come back" lately, meet* Joè Egan tonight before the Armory A. A- of this city. Youngstown, Ohio, Feb. 9—(By Un ion Associated Press)—Dan Morgan's star performer, Britton and Ted Lew is, will have a ten-rouhd engagement here tonight before th|e Youngstown, A. C. —-o— Take The Daily Commonwealth. TRAVELERS GO ON OTHER SHIPS Those Who Were Going to Europe on Ships of American Line Change to Allied Vessels. (By Associated Press) New York, Feb. 9—A number of persons who had engaged passage for Europe on ships of the American line cancelled their reservations today and booked passage on ships flying flags of the belligerent nations. Some took passage on the French liner Espagne and a few on the White Star liner Lapeland. PETITION J UDGE IN GREENE CASE Paper With Score or More Signatures Asks That Convicted Man Not Be Sent to Pen. A petition was put in circulation yesterday afternoon by friends of Mr. Jo. J. Greene, convicted Wednes day afternoon on a charge of embez zlement, addressed to Judge Frank E. Everett asking that he not place a penitentiary sentence on Mr. Greene. Some score or more signatures had been placed to the petition this morn ing. It is not known just when it j will be presented to the Judge. Today and tomorrow are the last days of Court for the present term, which has continued for four weeks, and the petition must be presented to j the Judge before Mr. Greene is called before the Bar for sentence, which * must be either today or tomorrow, , jt is thought very pr6bable that sen tence will not be passed until tomor : r0Wi j _ 0 _ : WANT HIGHWAY ACROSS CON TINENT. Atlanta, Feb. 9—(By Union Asso ciated Press)—A two-day convention opened here today for the purpose of perfecting plans for a highway to ex tend from Atlanta to Los Angeles. , Officials and representatives of the ; various countries through which the highway will pass are attending the convention. The highway was origin ally planned connecting Atlanta, Birmingham and Memphis, but inter est in completion has become so active than it will be planned to have the route include Washington, Richmond, Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis and then the western states until Los An geles is reached. FOR SALE. Three mules at a bargain. Apply Commonwealth Office. Take The Daily Commonwealth. GENERAL PLAN OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL FIRST: The service of the King's Daughters Hospital will be administered absolutely without reference to religious belief or preference. SECOND: It will be operated on the most ap proved scientific hospital plans. THIRD: At least one-third of its beds shall be available for the service of FREE patients (more if necessary) who shall have the same treatment as pay patients. FOURTH: Any doctor in good standing will be welcome to practice within its walls, provided he complies with the regulations of the hospital. FIFTH: It is not to make money. All revenues will go to the free service, the laboratory work, or to the development and extension of the hospital. SIXTH: The maintenance of the hospital will not depend on the proceeds from pay patients. WHAT THE KING S DAUGHTERS HOS PITAL WILL DO EOR LEELORE COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY. IT WILL supply the urgent need for increased hos pital facilities, especially felt by the poor. IT WILL provide fire-proof, structed hospital buildings beautiful grounds. IT WILL admit any white person needing hospital service, regardless of piece of residence, na tionality or creed. IT WILL welcome any reputable physician or aur geon to practice within its walls. IT WILL make special provision for persons of moderate means who need hospital service. IT WILL have Maternity Wards where mothers end infants will receive the best cere. IT WILL terry e stiff of well-trained nurses who will be both sympathetic and scientific. IT WILL maintain a high dess school for the training of nurses. IT WILL maintain ample fully equipped operating room. IT WILL have both aneeebetiaing end recovery rooms. IT WILL have ample end specious sun parlors. scientifically con en commodious and COTTON GRAIN AND PROVISIONS New York Market Closed Five Points Down, New Orleans Nine Points Lower. The cotton market this afternoon at the close showed a net loss of five points at New Yefk and nine points at New Orleans. Spots at New York were five points off and nominal at New Orleans. No sales. NEW YORK MARKET, Prev. Open High Low Close Close Oct. 15.64 15.69 16.55 15.59 15.58 Mch 15.49 16.50 -15.30 15.41 15.46 May 15.64 15.64 15.43 15.55 15.60 July 15.67 15.73 15.51 16.63 15.68 Closed 5 down. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. I Open High Low Close Close I Oct 16.08 15.11 14.90 14.94 15.10' Mch 16.10 15.16 15.03 16.12 15.14 •' May 15.15 15.16 15.02 15.11 15 20 July 15.24 15.24 16.12 15.21 15.30 Closed 9 down. New York Spots 45.50—6 off. New Orleans Spots 17.19 Nominal ' LIVERPOOL MARKET. Close. 10,11 Prev. Close 10.06 Mch.-Apr. May-June July-Aug. Spots 10.56 Sales 10000. 10.03 10.00 9.94 9.92 CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close Wheat. May Corn May 1.69 6-8 1.01 5-8 1.01 1-8 CHICAGO PROVISIONS. Prev. Çlosç. j 16.42 I 15.57 dt>9» Lard Jan. 16.67 Ribs. Jan. 15.72 NEW YORK «OTTON OIL MARKET Close. 12.25 Prev. Close. 12.20 .... 94,288 j .... 1,082 I May Aug. 12.25 12.21 GREENWOOD COTTON RECEIPTS. Since Sept. 1, 1916,. Same date last year _ Week ending Feb. 8, 1917, Same week last year. Stock on hand now. Same date last year . Increase of receipts over same date last year .. .104,784 970 j 27,089 ! T. 26,034 j ■ 1,055 Take The Daily Commonwealth. IT WILL have convient ail adequate elevator service. IT WILL have an up-to-date X-ray apparatus. IT WILL afford a QUIET needed by^nervous pa tients. IT WILL have a beautiful situation on river front. IT WILL give our splendid physicians and sur geons the facilities they need. IT WILL be a wealth-producer by conservin g the healt h and e fficiency o f the community. IT WILL be an addeiied factor of contentment and happin ess. AN EXPERT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Management by Hospital Committee of five from Circle under supervision of Board of Control, WHAT LEFLORE COUNTY SHOULD DO EOR THE KING'S DAUGHTERS HOSPITAL FIRST: Raise $10,000 to help complete and equip the fire-proof hospital buildings. SECOND: Help the hospital to construct an ade quate plant for the most up-to-date methods of laboratory work. THIRD: Provide facilities for the maintenance of the strongest medical and surgical service for both rich and poor. FOURTH: Equip ample Maternity Wards with adequate scientific appliances for the best care of mothers and babies. FIFTH: Provide a Children's Department where tbe diseases and defects of childhood may be treated to best advantage. SIXTH: Install the most approved X-ray appara tus. SEVENTH: Provide ample operating room with the very best equipment. EIGHTH: Put the King's Daughters Hospital in position to offer FREE service to the stranger ' and to the poor of Leflore county. NINTH: Do that which is necessary to make its hospital one of THE BEST IN SOUTH. ALL THE GERMAN PRESS SAYS NOTHING Editorial Comment on Situation Re garding This Country Are Lack ing—News Columns Full. (By Associated Press) Berlin, Feb. 9—The United States is virtually without mention in the editorial discussions of the Berlin newspapers today , leading writers devoting their entire attention to a variety of subjects not related to America, or the exacting situation. The columns are full, however, of dis patches from all sorts of sources, pur porting to describe events in the Unit ed States. BILL REPORTED TO THE SENATE I _ I Rivers and Harbors Bid Carries Ap •' propriations Amounting to $38,500,000. ' (By Associated Press) Washington, Feb. 9—The Rivers and Harbors Bill, carrying $38,500, 000 was reported to the Senate today by Chairman Fletcher of the Com merce Committee. Changes from the House Bill include Red River, in Ar kansas and Texas, for improvement and repairs in the levee amounting to $50,000. DUNN-BURNS FIGHT CHANGES. New York, Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated Press)—Mickey Dunn, who was scheduled to box Frankie Burns at the Harlem Sporting Club tonight, has been" compelled to cancel the en gagement on account of illness. Jack Sharkey, the crack west side bantam has been substituted for Dunn. The j ten-round bout between Champion Johnny Kilbane and Billy Defor, of St. Paul, which was to have taken I place at the Harlem Sporting Club tonight is also off. Kilbone decided that Defor would not have sufficient "class" to make the bout interesting, it is claimed. Honolulu, Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated Press) Mid-Pacific tourna ment opened here today under the direction of the Beretania Tennis Club of Honolulu. The tournament is held MID-PACIFIC CARNIVAL TOUR NAMENT. with the sanction of the U. S. N. L. T. A. George Church and Harold Throckmorton, the American cracks are competing, as are also "Billy" Johnston .former national champion and John Strachan, as one of the prominent players of the Pacific Coast. RIGHTS OF AMERICA VIOLATED BUT OVERT ACT NOT COMMITTED Preliminary .Reports on the Sinking of Every Vessel Up to Today Are Before State Depart ment-Many More Ships Sunk. j Washington, Feb. 9—Preliminary (By Associated Press) reports before the State Department today upon the sinking of merchant vessels without warning by German submarines contained evidence of technical violations of American rights yet the government is holding to peace until some outrage present ing a more clear-cut issue compels it to act. Information concerning all ships that have been torpedoed has been collected and it was stated officially that up to today the situation was not changed. Special attention was given to the reports in the case of the sinking of the British steamer Turine, in which an American negro fireman lost his life, and the case of the California which was carrying an American, and was sunk without warning. President Wilson authorized the an nouncement that bank deposits of merchant ships and other private property of foreigners would not be seized, even in case of war. BOMBS ON DUNKIRK. (By Associated Press) Paris, Feb. 9—Last night and this morning bombs were dropped by aeroplanes in the region of Dunkirk. NEW FORT NOW BEING BUILT To Contain Coast Defense Batteries at Rockaway Point—Costa a Million Dollars. (By Associated Press) New York, Feb. 9—A fort to con tain the new coast defense batteries at Rockaway Point is already under i construction it was announced today, j The tota ] cost will be $1,000,000 and will be comp i eted with all possib]e | gpeed . I I j ! j ! j LOVE TRIAL IS NOW UNDER WAY 1 Much Trouble Being Experienced in Securing a Jury to Try the Case Many Witnesses. The case of Dr. S. F . Love, charged with the murder of Mr. J. S. Car michael, depot agent at Morgan, dur- | ing Christmas of 1914, was called in Circuit Court this morning. A spec ial venire of 100 men had been sum moned to serve on the jury and were sworn in. At noon five jurors had been selected of the twelve to try the case. Fully half of the special venire had ben used up. The defendant is represented by Messrs. Hill and Witty while the prosecution is being conducted by Dis trict Attorney J M Forman & County Attorney Means Johnston, assisted by Judge J. M. Cashin, of the firm of Campbell and Cashin, of Greenville, and Hon. B. B. Carmichael, also of Greenville, a brother of the deceased man. Mesdames B. L. Brent and Jeff Clark, daughters of the defendant, and Mrs. Halsell, a sister, were in the court room this morning. A total of 68 witnesses have been summoned to testify in the case, the state has thirty eight who are to testify while the defense has an even thirty to go on the stand. It is un derstood that the state's star witness is in St. Paul, Minn. Several of the other state witnesses are locked up pending the trial of the case. At tachments weçe issued for them ear to lier in the session. -o STANDARDIZ1NG DAY AT AERO j New York, Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated. Press)—Today is Engineers and Standardizing Day at the nut ional aero show in progress at Grand Central Palace. All the prominent engineers of the country interested in the industry hBve met to consider placing the standards problems in the hands of the Society of Automobile Engineers' Standards Committee. j SHOW. Four civilians were killed. WAS BRITISH SUBJECT. (By Associated Preat) Washington, Feb. 9—George Wash ington, negro fireman, who loat hie life in the sinking of the steamship Turbino, is reported by Consul Frost today to be "apparently" a British subject. He was born in Alberta, Canada. of BRITISH GAIN GROUND. (By Associated Press) Berlin, Feb. 9—The British made attacks at three points on the Somme front yesterday, the war office an nounced today. They gained a small amount of ground. of MORE VESSELS SUNK. (By Associated Press) London, Feb. 9—The Norwegian steamships Kanskinck, Ida and Store kog have been sunk by German sub marines. The chief mate and the steward of the Ida were killed while on deck by gun fire which the captain of the vessel stated the - submarine kept up without warning until the vessel sank. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK. (By Associated Press) London, Feb. 9—The British steam er Hanna Larsen has been sunk. WANT MORE MEN FOR U. S. NAVY Recruiting Agents Ordered to Ealiat Immediately Twenty Fire Thou sand Men. I ing Agents were instructed to immed i iately enlist 25,000 additional men. j -o EUROPEAN NEWS AND VIEWS. | _ (By Associated Press) Washington, Feb. 9—Navy Recruit I I London, Feb. 9—(By Union Asso j dated Press)—Every move between ! the United States and Germany is j being watched with the most intense interest in Europe. During the past few days there has been a change in ! the tone of several of the newspapers j discussing the situation editorially. England, on the whole, is less inclin ed to criticise President Wilsbn and 1 advises the American people to stand behind him loyally. Incidentally, it ia known here, that the relationa be tween England and the United Statea may undergo a change unless a bet | ter understanding is reached on the shipping situation. Rich Britons are to be subject to a new tax. Those who have thus far other motor farm implements was the last act of the French Parliament in failed to realize the urgency of the treasury invitation to lend the govern ment money will get a reminder in the shape of a deduction of the penal income tax of ten per cent, for their next dividends, this being in addition to the regular income tax, which runs in many cases as high as twenty-five per cent. It is known that $ very large amount of these securities own ed by British subjects has been held in New York, and this amount hat been considerable increased since the outbreak of the war. Newspaper men have done their "bit" during the war, in all of the fighting countries. Four of the beet correspondents in Germany have "covered" the east, west and south east fronts for well-known Berlin and provincial papers have been awarded the Iron Cross, second class, for their services to the fatherland. Aside from one or two authors and special writ ers, they are the first newspaper men to be so distinguished. The appropriation of 30,000,000 francs to buy traction plows and 1910. The object is to insure the cul tivation in 1917 of all farm land that was non-producing ni 1918 or pre viously by making up in mechanical appliances for the lack of farm and farm houses. , o- - . Eugene, Or., Feb. 9—(By Union As sociated Press)—The first campus wedding took place here today when Miss Anne McMicken of Portland, a / teacher in the Eugene high school, became the bride of Heber Haflrlng* ton, a Chicago advertising man. .