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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS SERVICE
UNION ASSOCIATED PRES8 SER VICK,
SUBSCRIPTION: VSiï&SFm? VSitBA
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
VOLUME 1-NUMBER 142.
GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 14 , 1917 .
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UNITED STATES MAY HAVE TO
INTERVENE IN CUBAN TROUBLE
Lansing Warns Leaders of Both Sides That This
Government Will Not Recognize Government
Established Through a Revolution.
(By Associated Press)
Havana, Feb. 14—President Mon
ocal is reliably quoted as admitting
that troops are in revolt in Camaguey
Province. The insurgents will be
backed up by a heavy force under
Colonels Figuras and Azzo.
HEADQUARTERS ESTABLISHED.
(By Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 14— Représenta
tives of the Cuban Liberal party
which has established headquarters
here declare that the revolution in
Cuba is in full swing and that the rev-1
olutionists have won some important
victories.
!
WARNING TO CUBA.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 14 — Secretary
GOOD GAIN IN
COTTON MARKET
New York Closed 22 to 26 Points
Down, New Orleans 15 to 19
Points Off Today.
New York closed 22 to 26 points
down while New Orleans lost 15 to
19 points.. Spots unchanged at both
places. No sales.
new vork market.
Prev.
Open High Low Close Close
Oct. 16.05 1 6.10 16.77 15.78 16.05
Mch 16 26 16.41 16 12 16.09 16.31
May 16.40 16 66 16.20 16 21 16.46
July 16 44 16.53 16.25 16.26 16.46
Closed 22 to 27 down.
i
NEW ORLEANS MARKET.
Prev.
Open High Low Close Close
Oct 15.50 15.65 15.33 16.31 15.50
Mch 16.00 16 23 15.85 15 85 1 6 1 0
May 16.03 16.24 15.80 16 81 16 00
July 16.15 16.27 16.83 15.86 16.02
Closed 16 to 19 down.
New York Spots 16.30.
New Orleans Spots 17.19 Nominal
LIVERPOOL MARKET.
Close.
10.65
Prev. C|ose
10.47
Mch.-Apr.
May-June
July-Aug.
Spots 11.18
Sales 8000.
10.64
10.36
10.44
10.25
al
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
Close Prev. Close
Wheat.
May
Corn
May
Oats.
May
1.717-8
1.73 7-8
1.00 5-8
1.01 5-8
.55 7-8
.66 7-8
CHICAGO PROVISIONS.
Prev. Close.
Close
Pork
Jan.
30.00
29.96
Lard
Jan.
16.77
16.57
Ribs.
Jan j
16.72
15.82
NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET
Prev. Close.
Close.
May
12.29
12.30
Aug.
12.26
12.30
of
DAILY COTTON LETTER.
New Orleans, Feb. 14th—Liverpool
had another big advance, showing old
crops 24 higher, new crops 17 higher;
spot prices 34 higher; sales 8,000.
Our markets advanced as much as 25
points in the early trading, but show
ed little resistance to selling. Inde
pendent support is very limited at
present on account of politics, but
bulls have yet the cent a pound dis
count of futures under spots to work
on. Another 1,000 bales were, sold
out of hedged stock here yesterday
after hours. Interior buyers are buy
ing here. Direct mill demand is also
'arger but transportation difficulties
check business. The logical action in
the market would seem to be to oper
ate on the bull side on the ground
than the market is liquidated, futures
at a large discount under spots, short
interest in spots with middlemen and
consumers. The only bearish outlook
i* the sentimental effect of political
»ewe which is only temporary, as the
iatfst action of ths market has shown.
J. F. CLARKE * CO.
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of
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F.
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in
Lansing today sent to the Cuban peo
j pie a warning that any government
, which might be established by revolt
' could not be reC ognized by the United
be
States.
Intervention is contemplated with
regret but the inimation was convey
ed to President Menocal and the rebel
leaders that such a step will be taken
if necessary.
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LEADERS REPORTED DEAD.
(By Associated Press)
Havana, Feb. 14—It is reported
that Col. Acosta Mayor Marino, said
i to have led the rebels which engaged
I in a fight with rural guards yester
j day, was killed and that General
! Castillo was wounded. The report is
not confirmed.
CONSUMPTION
REPORT MADE
Over Six Hundred Thousand Bales of
Cotton Used During January—Over
Three Million for Six Months.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 14—Cotton con
sumed in the United States in Janu
ary totalled 663,761 biles exclusive
of linters and for the six months end
ing Jan. 31 totalled 3,367,663 bales,
the Census Bureau announced today.
Cotton Consumption Report:
Last Year
This, Year
South 352,533 vs. 298,088.
North 251,168 vs. 243,993.
Linters 75,756 vs. 80, 941.
• Linters for season 411,040 vs. 445,
i
1669.
For season 3,367 vs. 3,076,721.
Active spindles South 13,722,333
vs. 12,971,961.
North 19,286,276 vs. 18,874,699.
Cotton on hand in manufacturers
establishments:
U. S. 2,304,866 vs. 1,974,869.
South 1,293,517 vs. 1, 092,635.
North 1,011,349 vs. 882,234.
In independent warehouses U. S.
3,718,600 vs. 4,634,949.
South 3,341,467 vs. 4,170,124.
North 377,133 vs. 364,825.
I
I
CONGRESS CANVASSES RE
TURNS. 1
President Wilson Officially Declared i
Re-Elected by that Body.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 14 — Presiden^
Wilson was formally and officially de
clared reelected today when Congress
in joint-session canvassed the elector- j
al vote of the states. For President j
the certified returns gave Wilson and
Marshall 277 electoral votes and
Hughes and Fairbanks 253. The can
vassing of the vote was conducted
with the usual ceremony.
if
or
REVENUE AGENT
TOUCHES CITY
School Fund Suffered to Extend of
Twenty Two Hundred Dollare—
His Commission Oven $400.
The County has received the sum
of $1,766, the City has paid out the
of $2,206.74 and the State Rev
sum
enue Agent is rejoicing over a com
mission amounting to the sum of $440,
result of a transaction recently
as a
enacted in which the Revenue Agent
the strength of a recent decision
of the Supreme Court in a like case
in the city of Jackson, stated that the
City of.Greenwood had collected the
above amount too much from the
County for the school fund.
Attorneys for the City looked into
the matter and found that Revenue
Agent was right and advised that the
money be paid. Mayor Ray yester
day received q receipt from Hon. E.
F. Noel for the above mentioned sum,
Mr. Noel representing the Revenue
Agent.
For six years the City has been
getting more than her allotted share
of the County school funds, accord
on
of
of
the statement of the Revenue
The plan followed was to turn
to the city all poll tax collected
in the city when the law fixed the die
tributioii of money to special ichool ,
ing to t
Agent.
over
PERTINENT SUGGESTIONS by: GREENWOOD CIVIC LEAGUE
To All Citizens and Property Owners
of Greenwood.
The Municipal. Committee of Housekeepers, The City
Health Officer, The County Health Officer, and the City
Engineer met together on Thursday, February 8th, and
considered carefully the things needed to make Greenwood
„ L M |,Li n | __j ...
nd * ee * ln 8 8ure U* 8 *
every citizen, white or colored, when he or she really con
siders it .wishes to work with us and have a sanitary
and a beautiful town, we call on you to help us to that
end. fov we believe the improved health conditions of
* 1,0 *„„.„ • in , n , „ , I J .
the town in 1915 when Greenwood took the prize for be
*
ing the most sanitary town, convinced each thinking per
son that a santiary town means a healthy town. So we
need not enlarge on that, but we mean only to appeal to
you for your co-operation to the end, that our babies,
little folks .middle aged (the real workers) and old peo
pie, all of whom are necessary to our welfare as a town,
may enjoy that greatest of all blessings, good health.
At that time the State Sanitary Officer told us that old
papers on the street were not unsanitary; but we KNOW
they ARE unsightly. And whenever a train rolls into
Greenwood, the town receives a slap in the face from all
sorts of unsightly things around each railroad depot
and along the right-of-way.
- Won't we ALL TRY to remember not to throw down
such things, but carry them until we can put them into
a proper receptacle tor them, which we hope the town
win furnish all along the business part at not too far dis
tances. What do you think strangers will think when
they see our pretty fountain gotten because of our prize
in the cleanest town contest, then look around and
the unsightly and disease-breeding things on our street?
Suppose each street in town will enter into a friendly
rivalry—keeping in view always that it is Greenwood as
a town that we wish to benefit—with the others, as to
which shaii be the cleanest and the prettiest for the next
year, can't we enter into the spirit of it, and have all
strangers who come to the celebration of Mississippi's one
hundredth birthday see that Greenwood is the prettiest
and cleanest, as' well as the most hospitable town and
the town owning the most automobiles in the state ?
We can see great improvement in our town, but there
is still so much room for improvement if we would be
what we should be as a town, it will take the individual
and personal effort of every man, woman and child of us
to reach the mark. Let's each of us consider the rights
of others and see how easy it will be THEN to see the
things we should do as well as those we should not do.
peo
is
as
lic
all
the
be
lots
one
You who have cows and horses which you stake on the
streets do you think it fair to those who live on those
streets, in nearly every instance YOUR NEIGHBORS, and
those who must pass along them? It is ever pleasant to
have a horse or cow lot at your front door or to pass
through one ? And if our streets are used as such, won't
it be just as disagreeable to pass along them ? and aren't
the flies breeding in the filth on the streets just as apt to
scatter typhoid germs as if bred in any other place ? Did
I you ever have typhoid fever? If you did you will remem
I her the long and weary weeks or months it took to recover
fully from it, and sometimes it strikes even strong young
men fatally.
a
in
these
be
on
side
i
and weeds on your side walks furnish resting places for
j uitoes which bite the children who ; a , the
j
And you property owners who never keep the grass
street and give the malaria.. It may be that your own
children or grand-children will have to suffer for your
carelessness. And those 6f you who have dangerous side
walks, with holes in which the unwary old man or woman
may step and fall, inflicting an injury from which the
old do not recover rapidly, will your conscience be clear
if mishaps occur because of your negligence ? as to your
duty as a citizen ? Can an intelligent man or woman salve
that conacinece by "I did not mean to have anyone hurt"
or "I meant to fix it and waited for a more convenient ■
thtwv „„j no.™ the
time to do it in * lilirfiL now &n0 l)U now« *
of
We believe in Greenwood when she thinks, for when she have
atarts after a thing she gets it. |
Let's start after this goal: The prettiest, cleanest, every
,
from
cut
in
which
fering
to
and healthiest town anywhere.
Please watch this space every week for a time for sug
gestions as to how we can reach this goal.
Municipal Committee of Housekeepers.
City Health Officer.
County Health Officer.
City Engineer.
districts upon a basis of the number
of educatable. children in the district.
The Greenwood special, school dis
trict did not have the required num
ber of educatable children to take all
of the poll tax collected in the city.
On the other hand had Greenwood had
more than enough such children to use
the amount collected in the city more
would have been collected.
The bond issue of $40,000 to build
the new school building in 1912 was
not large enough to compfete the
building and the City was carrying a
floating endebtedneea for several
, yeari ageinet the echool fund. In 1
1915 a bond Issue of $16,000 was auth- '
orized by the voters to liquidate the
outstanding indebtedness and every
thing appeared to be in good running
order until the present bomb was
ploded by the State Reveue Agent.
The payment of the $2,206.74 out of
the school fund has again crippled the I
financial end of the useful Institution. 1
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HUi llLulIIILH
Mississippi—Rain tonight and prob
ably Thursday. Colder Thursday ih
extreme northern part of state. 1
ex
To AUgCitizens and Property Owners
of Greenwood.
City
City
and *° d ° the fo,lowing:
.„ What th ? cor P oration - »> !r °ads, telephone company,
... m ""> factories, etc., can do is to see to the following:
8 * That the Raliroad rights of-way are liot used as a
con- dumping ground. The section Bosses using the section
hands one day or part of a day each week to keep the
that ra '* roat * property clean, painting all tool houses and other
of f rop ?5 ty W * h 8 coat of pretty olive green and also kee P'
mg the railroad grounds well drained ,so that as the
be- 0 j„ 0 _ M .. ... , , , .. .
spring advances there will not be so many breeding places
per- for mosquitoes.
we ( The Telephone Company to white-wash all telephone
to P oIe8 from the ground up ten or twelve feet, and have all
materia ' stacked in an order, y manner on the e round
W Lumber mill, to have all trash kept
off their grounds and their material stacked in orderly
manner and the ground WELL DRAINED in order to elim-
old inaW the mosquitoes' breeding places,
all
house keeper,
Our health officers say that in order to have a perfect
ly sanitary town and thus a healthy one it is necessary
on
What the Electric Light and Water Commission can do;
Give us complete sewerage in McShane, Whittington
and Austin-Wright Additions. '
What the Manager of the Light and Water Plant
can do:
Keep the premises around the plant clean and 1 neat
looking; and clean the lot and arrange the material of the
plant in an orderly manner, and DRAIN the lot well.
What the Street Department can do:
Give us a systematic removal of garbage; the col
lectors of garbage sprinkling all cans after emptying
them, and the garbage on the wagon with disinfectants;
keep surface drainage ditches constructed to a proper
level so that the wuter will not remain in the ditches at the
centers of the blocks until it DRIES out, using drainage
pipe where ditches are too deep to be left open. Keep
weeds in the gutters cut. Furnish sanitary garbage wag
ons, so that garbage will not be dropped along the streets
over which it is hauled.
PUT TO USE the hitching place bought sometime ago.
Assist property owners in improving the parking along
the side walks. Give up an inspection for meat before
and after butchering; and a sanitary officer who is a
What the Police Department can do:
See that animals are hitched in proper places. Enforce
IffWs in regard to sanitation, and we wish to call atten
tion particularly to the law against spitting on the streets
as this seems to have passed out of our minds.
What the Public Buildings Department can do:
See that flowers and trees are planted around all pub
lic buildings and that the grounds are kept in neat con
dition .having all piles of dirt, old brick, etc., removed; and
all unsanitary things removed. Install shower baths for
the prisoners who must be kept in the "cage" at the City
Hall, that these people may see how agreeable it feels to
be clean. See that property owners remove debris from
lots where fire or wind or age has destroyed houses.
What the Board of Commissioners can do as a Leg
islative Body:
Give us a re-enactment of the former Hog Ordinance,
one which will work.
and
Give us an ordinance requiring each residence to have
a covered garbage can which can be handled by one man.
Give us an ordinance requiring owners of chickens to
keep them on their own premises.
What Citizens can do:
Try to feel a personal interest and responsibility with
regard to the good of the town, obeying the laws and
helping the officers to see that others obey them too.
Help the City in a financial way, by burning all gar
bage, trash, etc., which can be burned, such as paper,
leaves, twigs and scraps of food, at your houses or places
business instead of allowing your servants to pile them
in the streets' so that the wind can scatter them; and the
drivers and mules of the Street Department will not spend
nearly half the time devoted to hauling away things on
these things which with a little care and attention can
be burned at home.
Have coal houses opening on the alley back of your
stores, and do not keep your coal on the side walks or
on the road ways.
Keep all crates and boxes from accumulating on the
side walks.
■ ® ee * ka * your P° rter8 > janitors, etc., do not sweep all
the trash from your stores on the lots or alleys back
* *v . « • , , , .
of them and leave it there, but get a wire receptacle and
have the trash put in it and burned very day.
Clean all animal refuse from lot and stable at least
every second day and place where the sun can strike it,
sprinkling it with a solution of one pound of borax to
twenty-five gallons of water.
Have a sanitary garbage can and keep it covered.
Keep ashes, cans, bottles, scraps of iron, etc. separate
from the regular garbage.
As soon as you empty a can of vegetables, meats, etc.,
cut a whole in the bottom to prevent water from standing
in cans thus furnishing breeding places for mosquitoes.
Don't let's forget that when we leave things around
which make for ill health we are responsible for the suf
fering and sometimes the death of somebody who ia dear
to some of us. >
and
band
mand
be
and
the
ter
ville
Mr.
has
has
their
'
Final Action Concerning the Entry
I
1
A meeting has been called at the
Business League Rooms tomorrow
night at eight o'clock to reach a final
decision as to wether thie town will
1 he represented in the Cotton State*
CALL MEETING
OF BALL FANS
of Greenwood Into Cotton Statea
League to be Taken.
/
WILSON DEFERS DECISION AS TO
FURNISHING GUNS FOR V
IS
EP
Waits Until Necessary to Ask More Authority
from Congress—Hundred Americans De
tained in Turkey—Situation More Serious.
(By Associated Press)
BULLETIN. London, Feb. 14—The Ameri
can schooner Lyman Law was sunk by a subma
rine Monday, according to a dispatch from the
Stefani agency at Rome. The crew, including
eight Americans are reported to have been
landed.
(V
(By Associated Press)
Washington ,Feb. 14—President
Wilson is expected now to defer his
decision upon the question of furnish
ing guns to American merchant ships
until he decides to go before Congress
and ask for additional authority for
the protection of American ships and
lives.
So far the government has received
nothing official to indicate any change
in the submarine policy of Germany
and it is feared that American lives
or ships may be sacrifieced at any
moment.
on
do;
the
SITUATION GROWS WORSE.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 14—Germany's
continued detention of the seventy
two American seamen brought in by
the prize ship Yarrowdale loomed up
today as an incident of increasing
seriousness, particularly te the Unit
ed States which goygrnment has fol
lowed a policy of
German crews on war bound German
ship in American ports and has shown
every courtesy to Count Von Bem
storff, German Ambassador.
An inquiry as to the'cause of the
Americans detention was sent to Ber
lin yesterday and the subject was dis
cussed at the cabinet meeting.
The break in diplomatic relations
wtih other Central Powers seemed
nearer today. The Turkish govern
ment has interferred with American
relief work in Syria and is detaining
more than 100 American refugees at
Beirut.
inds off" toward
a
a
STEAMSHIP SUNO,
(By Associated Press)
London, Feb. 14—The British
steamship Lambert and two British
trawelers are reported sunk today by
German submarines.
to
OTHER NOTES SENT.
(By Associated Press)
London, Feb. 14—A Copenhagen
dispatch says that Norway, Sweden
and Denmark have handed the Ger
MAY CROSS THE
BORDER AGAIN
American Cavalry To Seek for Cap
tured American Cowboys m Mex
ico is Report.
(By Associated Press)
Hachita, N. W., Feb. 14—American
cavalry may cross the international
border today in an effort to rescue the
American cowboys, Peterson, Accord
and Jensen carried off Monday by a
band of armed Mexicans under com
mand of Prudencio Miranda, said to
be commander of the Villa forces in
Salazars.
the
the
J.
ty
the
ond
One
and
the
ty,
ed
I
I of
was
ing
of
and
the
one
es,
League, now organizing. At a recent
meeting a committee of three was ap
pointed to canvass the town for funds
and this committee will report at the
meeting tomôrrow night.
Mr. M. G. Dudley, the spirit behind
the movement here has received a let
ter from George Wheatley of Green
ville relative to the organization.
Mr. Wheatley advised that Indianoia
has decided to enter the league and
has raised her money. Greenville and
Clarkedale have both already raised
their part of the amount and the mat
ter now is up to Greenwood.
It is understood that the commit
tee has met with very good success
in their canvass for funds and there
is no doubt but that Greenwood will
be one of the four teams to compose
the league.
Don't fail to nttend the meeting at
the Business League Rooms tomor
row night at eight o'clock.
COMING ATTRACTIONS:
GREENWOOD THEATRE
The Little Cafe.
O'Brien's Minstrels.
.Feby 21st
...Mar. 8th
[The Birth of a Nation,..May 7th A 8th
his
for
and
man ministers identical notes protest-;
ing against the naval measure! tsk
en by Germany and Austria-Hungary
and making reservations regarding
the loss of life and material damage
resulting.
INQUIRY TO TURRET.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 14— Another in
quiry has been sent by the State De
partment to Ambassador Elkus at
Constantinople to develop why he is
not able to report on the marrooned
Americans detained in Asia Miner.
Since the break with Germany
word has been allowed to reach this
country either from Constantinople
or Sofia.
no
by
up
URGED TO BE CALM.
(By Associated Press)
Berlin, Feb. 14—An appeal to the
Americans in Germany not to become
alarmed and to conduct their business
as usual was contained iti a bulletin
by the American Association of Com
merce and Trade issued today. Hw
organization represents the American
business interests in
VON BERNSTORFF SAILS.
(By Associated Press)
Hoboken, Feb. 14—A special train
carrying Count Von Bemstorff and
his suite arrived here today. Tha
train was immediately surrounded by
a guard of police and government se
cret service men and no one was al
lowed to approach without creden
cials. They will sail for Copenhagen
on the steamship Frederick VIII at
two o'clock this afternoon.
RECEIVED BY MALONE.
(By Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 14—Collector Ms
lone of the port of New York with ten
officials from the customs office, were
aboard the Frederick VIII to receive
Ambassador when he came aboard.
Although they exchanged informal re
marks the Count refused to submit
to an interview.
COUNTY ENJOYS
GOOD HEALTH
Despite Bad Weather of January
Sickness Was Not Much Increaaed
Over Other Months.
The monthly report of Dr. W. T.
Mathews, County Health Officer, for
the month of January, just filed with
the Chancery Clerk and sent to Dr.
J. D. Gilleylen, Secretary of the State
Board of Health, at Jackson, showa
that regardless of the extreme had
weather during January Leflore Coun
ty had only a very small increase In
the number of cases of illneaa.
Influenza, malaria and pneumonin
predominated, the first mentioned
having a total of 327 cases, the sec
ond 172 cases and the latter 69 esses.
One case of small pox was reported
and one case of scarlet fever. Five
cases of chicken pox were carried in
the report, of the five four were white
cases.
There are 42 physicians in the coun
ty, none failed to report to the Health
Officer.
Of the 172 cases of malaria report
ed only 63 were white cases, of 36
cases of measles 15 were white, out
of three typhoid fever cases only one
was white.
The one small pox and one scarlet
fgver case were bdth colored.
Four out of seven cases of whoof
ing cough were colored cuaes. Four
of the five cases of chicken pox wore
white.
Of the more dreaded so-cmlled un
curable diseases, tuberculosis .caneèr
and pellegra .only two out of ton of
the former were white cases, only
one cancer case was reported, thnt
being a negro, and four pellegra cas
es, three of those being among tha , .v2
colored me. '■'m

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