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THE DAILY COMMONWEALT
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GILLESPIE. Editor and Publisher
Illume i-number 194 .
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY
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GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY AFTERNOON. APRIL 14, 1917.
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HERMANS DRIVEN BACK FOURMES
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«OUSE VOTING ON SEVEN BILLION
DOLLAR REVENUE BILL TODAY
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Mnoaiire Will Be Passed Before Night by Almost
"unanimous Vote-Will Go to Senate Early
Next Week for Action.
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(By Associated Press)
BULLETIN. Washington, April 14—The
billion dollar war revenue bill was passed
seven
late today by the House.
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(By Associated Press)
Washington, April 14—The passage before
night of the seven billion dollar war revenue bill
by die House by an almost unanimous vote was as
sured today. Voting on the bill began early this
afternoon.
to to to
BIDS ON SHELLS.
. (By Associated Press)
Washington, April 14—The Navy
Department made public today bids
from two hundred and five makers on
order for 1,578,000 shells of all
ns; to
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IRE COMMITTEE ON FOOD AND FEED
SUPPLY NAMED-ECHOES OF MEETING
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Three Men from Each Supervisors' District in
County to Compose Central Committee
Resolutions Passed at Meeting.
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In compliance with the resolution
adopted yesterday at the Food Produc
tion and Conservation Conference at
the Court House that the chairman of
' the meeting appoint three men from
each supervisors district in the county
to compose a Committee on Food and
Feed Supply, Senator W. M. Whit
tington, who was chosen chairman of
the meeting named the following gen
tlemen to serve on the committee:
District One—Dr. J. D. Sweaney,
Messrs. Charles L. Townes and H. L.
Walton.
District Two—Messrs. John Erskine,
Ed. Jones and W. S. Wingfield.
District Three—Messrs. S. F. Jones,
W. L. Craig and Arch Peteet.
District Four—Messrs. Riley Ely,
W. T .Rich and W. M. Kimbrough.
District Five—Messrs. W. G. Poin
dexter, W. A. Swift and Douglass Rob
inson.
This committee will serve as an ad
visory and directing body and will
work together as a committee of the
whole for the county and in groups
as committees for the respective dis
tricts.
The echoes of the meeting yester
day are being heard all over this sec
tion of the Delta and ins adjoining hill
counties. Coming at the time When
the newspapers are full of food con
servation arguments and everyone
was more or less interested in the
matter the announcement of the meet
ing to be held yesterday met with
. general approval and brought a gen
eral response from the people of this
, district.
Except for the fact that the weath
er during the forenoon was very
threatening and some rain fell fully
twice as many people would have
been present as were on hand. As it
was the crowd numbered fully one
thousand persons.
The greatest degree of enthusiasm
■nd patroitism marked the meeting
and active steps to comply with the
resolutions adopted and the sugges
tions made are being taken by those
who were there. They are not stopp
ing there but are talking the matter
in dead earnest to their neighbors.
The good from the meeting is expect
ed to be far reaching in its effects.
A brief summary of the contents of
the resolutions passed at the meeting
was carried in yeeterday'e issue of
The Daily Commonwealth. The reso
lution however was so strong and
so full that it will bear publishing to
day. Following is the resolution pass
ed amid scenes of patriotism second
to none in Greenwood in years:
Whereas, a food shortage and criais
threatens the entire world and,
Whereas, the citizenship of Leflora
County realizes the eerionanet* of the
aituation and the duty retting upon
the rich and productive agricultural
lections of the United States in par
ticular to. produce unusual quantities
of food and food products during the
y«ar, 1917, both for the purpose of
•upplylng local needs and the needs
of both civilian and military saetittw
of the American peoplf; therefore,
8« U Betolvsd, That it U the lenae
calibres. These figures brought out
sharply the enormous capacity of the
American plants. Eleven bidders of
fered to absorb the entire order for
one pounder projectile^ and to begin
delivery in a few weeks of from 100,
000 to half a million shells a month.
to to to
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of this meeting that every landowner
in tho Greenwood territory should
plant at least 40 per cent, of his land
in giain, feed and food stuffs during
1917 . j
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Be It Further Resolved, That every
landowner and resident of the towns
and farms of the Greenwood territory, |
shall maintain an all year garden and
furnish free of rent to each tenant on
his lands enough land for household
garden, potatoes and sorghum and
shall require and demand of such ten
ant that he maintain on said land an
all year garden and that he grow
sweet potatoes, sorgum, cow peas and
all other food and feedstuffs possible
to be grown during 1917;
Be It Further Resolved, That
merchants of our County will furnish
and supply to all persons who are en
gaged in prpducing an increased
amount of food products an ample
supply of good seed for planting and
fertilizers and agricultural tools and
implements necessary for cultivating
such crops at reduced cost and with
out profit or commission; I
Be It Further Resolved, That each ^
one of us who is a banker or engaged
in lending money will provide and,these
lend, upon approved security, to per-jean
sons who are engaged in producing
increased amount of food products,
Be It Further Resolved, That
wherever possible, each landowner
shall furnish his tenants with such
pigs and other live stock as possible
and see that he cares for them and
raises the same for food purposes;
an
money for making said crops et a re
duced ratetef interest and not exceed
ing the rete of five per cent, per en
num;
Be It Further Resolved, That all
of us will lend our financial assist
and personal efforts in provid
ance
ing a market for all food products
raised and produced in Leflore Coun-j
ty, Mississippi, and adjoining counties,
during the year A. D. 19X7, at remun
eration prices;
Be It Further Resolved, That every
citizen of the town and county shall
exert every effort to conserve all food,
including the economic use thereof
and the prevention of waste thereof
and;.
Be It Further Resolved, That the
Chairman of this meeting name *
Committee of three from each Super
visor's Beat in the County who shall
meet at the earliest possible moment
and perfect a food production and
conservation organization for the
County and devise ways and means
to carry out the P»nx> le * of such or
ganization and to take immediate
steps to put such plans into effect.
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COMMUTÉE CALLED TO MEET.
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Chairman Whittington and Secra
tary Haye have mailed a letter to each
member of the above Committees ap
pointed, to meet at tha Businas! Lea
KUa mom in Greenwood at 8 P. M.,
Monday, April 16th, for organizing
and developing plena to carry out tha
object* of thf Maw Mefttof.
BRAZILIAN ARMY
CIRCLES ACTIVE
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Great Activity Reported by New8p,p -
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(By Associated Press)
Rio Janerio, April 14—Great activ
ity among meipbers of the military
circles is reported by the newspap
ers. Reports are current that a breach
in relations with Austria probably will
occur soon. Telegrams from all over
Brazil report patriotic demonstrations.
The police at Seao Paulo were cont
rolled to intervene to save the plant
of the German newspapers attacked
by a mob.
GERMANY DENOUNCED.
(By Associated Press)
La Paz Bolivia, April 14—The note
of the Brazilian government to the
German minister announcing the sev
erance of diplomatic relations with
Germany denounces the atacks of the
German submarines on neutral vessels
in violation of international law and
the Hague conventions. The note de
clares German subjects and property
will enjoy the liberty guaranteed by
law provided they commit no act of
delinquincy.
HAD TO ABANDON
U. S. SCHOONER
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Crew Left VeMel While Under Sbel1
Fire F ™ ' G TT 0 8 " bM8r,ne
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(By Associated Press)
Washington, April 14—The Amer
ican Schooner Edwin R. Hunt, of New
York, was abandoned by her crew
while under shell fire 'frète a subnm
j rine near Capa Gata, Spain, on April
1 seventh, according to a dispatch from
Consul Gassett at Malaga.
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ALLEGED SPY IS
MEDICINEMAN
ed to be an American citizen whose
patriotism could not be questioned any
more than any other American born
citizen's, and that he was a patent
medicine man, selling direct to the ne- ,
roes, according to his declarations I
when taken into custody yesterday
hy officers of this county.
Investigation proved that he has
been making this territory almost ten
I years and has been known by some ^
^ of the officers of the County almost
since he first began traveling through p a
and,these parts. He was born of Ameri- ery
per-jean parents in the state of Virginia.
Learning that the authorities were
after him the old man became fright- j n
ened and dodged them. He showed up da
in the Money neighborhood and was M
later brought to Greenwood where his
identto was proven- He i» still held
in jan here pending further Investi
gation.
Few were really of the opinion that
he was a German agent but his ac
War Born and Raised in State of Vir
Ginia—Told Several Different
Tails Prior to Arrest.
Tbe sug pj c j ous charcater who gave
military and civ ii authorities the
dodge ; n t be Philipp section Thursday
n j gbt( thereby verifying their suspic
j on tbat be wag a Q erman agent, prov
tions were suspiciout and rather than
let one get by it was decided that he
be questioned. When he was looked
for fo be questioned he could not be
found.
Reports from the Philipp neighbor
hood are to the effect that he told
several different tail sas to his bus
iness. To one he is said to have de
clared he was selling molasses, to an
other be said that he was buying some
kind of produce, a third learned from
him that he was selling medicine and
so on.
Recent supposed designs upon the
Tallahatchie River bridge at Philipp
which were prevented from taking
form by the guards, have stirred the
people of that,section and a look out
has been kept for <uch suspicious
characters. The bridge affair connect
ed with the myiterious action of the
medicine man lead to the flrat investi
gation.
Tho Now Orleans Item wants
a live agent for Greenwood. Good
money for n hustler, most fur*
niah references and bond. Ad*
itm Cbss. H. MHIs, this office.
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COTTON, GRAIN
AND PROVISIONS
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Both the New York and New Orleans
Cotton Markets Closed Unchanged
Today—Spots Same.
The 1 New York and New Orleans
cotton markets closed unchanged today
and spots on both markets remained
as they were yesterday. Sales 754
bales.
Prev.
Open High Ia >w Close Close
May 20.42 20.52 20.30 2Q.42
July 20 08 20.13 19 89 20 05 20 05
Oct. 18.90 19.01 18.83 18.96
NEW YORK MARKET.
2938
18.95
Dec 18.96 19.02 18.86 18 99 18 98
Closed unchanged.
New York Spots 20.85.
NEW ORLEANS MARKET.
Prev.
Open High Low Close Close
May 19.47 19.58 19.44 19.62 19 56
July 19.34 19.35 19.18 19.30 19.32
Oct 18.51 18.61 18.34 18.42 18.45
Dec J18.60 18.60 18.44 18.49 18.52
Closed unchanged.
New Orleans Spots 19.8L
Sales 754.
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
Close Prev. Close
2.25
WHEAT-May...
CORN-May.
OATS-May .
2.21 1-4
1.36 12
,65 1-4
!
. 66
CHICAGO PROVISIONS.
Close .Prev. Close
.36.60
.20.77
.19.67 19,52
FORK-May
LARD-May
RIBS-May
36.26
20.80
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NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET
Close.' Prev. Close.
....... 15.45 ' 16.35
. 16.48 '
May
Aug.
16.30
THE. WEATHER
Forecast.
Mississippi—Fair tonight and Sun
day.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
WEATHER BUREAU.
April 14, 1917.
Local Date, Greenwood, Miss.
For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M.
Temperature: Higheet • 53 degrees
Lowest - 42 degrees
At 7 a. m. - 46 degrees
Precipitation .0.03 inches
River Stage,7 a.m - - - - 34.7 feet
change in 24 hours - - - - 0.3 feet
J. H. STEPHEN, j
Local Observer,
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, BROKE HIS ARM.
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Mr Joe , p ate the son of Circuit j
Clerk Sharkey Pate, had the misfor- i
tune tQ break both ^ jn his Am '
j n a f a n a ^ the skating rink, j
^ be p a ily Commonwealth joins his
many other friends in extending sym
p a y, y and hopes for a speedy recov
ery .
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^ y PU ar e not u»7ng the advertis
j n g pf The Commonwealth—
da jj y or weekly—you are loser, and
M >re we
FODO PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM
There are in the Eleven Cotton States 6,500,000 HORSES
AND MULES. If each of these were feed 2 lbs. of Cotton
Seed Meal per day, it would release 4 lbs. of Corn each, per
day—and 200 days of such feeding to all horses and mules
would release 100,000,000 bushels of corn for human food—
and the mules would be benefited by the change.
, 4 lbs. corn at $1.25 per bu. costs 11 cents,
2 lbs. of Cotton Seed Meal at $40.00 per ton costs 4 cts.
The feeder would thus save 7 cents per day or $14.00 per
year on each head of stock.
We suggest such feeding now and the planting of Soy
and Velvet Beans or Peas in all Çorn as an economic and
patriotic duty.
DR. TAIT BUTLF.R,
Editor Progressive Farmer.
E. R. LOYD, Director Miss., Experiment Stations.
THE INDUN0L« COTTON OIL CO.
INDIANOLA, MISS.
TOE PLINTHS Cil BIIL& MFC Cl
GREENWOOD, MISS.
SPAIN PROTESTS
SINKING OF SHIP
Note Sent to German Government Be
lative to Torpedoing of San Ful
gencio—Situation Grave.
(By Associated Press}
JVIadrid, April 14—Foreign Minister
Gimeno today stated that a proteat
to Germany regarding the sinking of
,the Spanish steamship San Fulgencio,
j was sent to the Spanish ambassador
:at Berlin Saturday. The gravity of
| the situation is emphasized by all of
j the Madrid papers.
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" exic ° G i' y Apr " 1 ^ Â î e i or f rank
McCoy, Military Attache of the Amer
ican Embassy here has gone to Vera
Cruz to investigate reports of alleged J
German activâtes at that port and
Tampico.
PREDICTS EARLY PEACE.
(By Associated Press)
Copenhagen, April 14—Peace with
in two and a half months is predicted
by a Copenhagen correspondent of the
Danish Socialist's Press.
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He con
firms reports of unofficial diplomatic
denials in Socialist newspapers here
8 n d Berlin.
ACTIVE IN MEXICO.
(By Associated Press)
MARCH COTTON
CONSUMPTION
Over Six Hundred Thousand Bales
During Month—Over Four Million
in Past Eight Months,
(By Associated Press)
Washington, April 14—Cotton con
sumed during March was 602,230 run
n'ng bales andvforithe eight ow nth»
ending March 31 a total of 4,517,096
bales ,the Census Bureau announced
today.
MAY WHEAT ADVANCES.
Contracts for Next Month Sold at
2.24 1-2 to $2.25 Today.
(By Associated Press)
Chicago, April 14—May wheat
closed firm today at $2.24 1-2 to $2.25
per bushel.
Flames Discovered in Court Square
Grocery Store After Two O'clock.
An employee of The Daily Common
wealth, Mr. C. S. Davidson, while en
route to his room at two
o'clock this morning after several
j hours of hard work in*the office, was
'surprised at volumes of smoke pour
ing from the Court Square Grocery
'Store. Investigation proved that the
■ building* was on fire. An alarm was
j turned in by Messrs. M. L. Busam and
i C. S. Davidson and a quick response
' by the flre depar t me nt probably saved
j the proprietors heavy loss,
The fire is supporsed to have started
from some matches. The damage done
has not been ascertained as Mr. Moore
the proprietor, is out df town. The
greatest damage however was done by
smoke and water, the actual flames
doing very little.
SMALL FIRE EARLY TODAY.
in
es
to
Take The Daily Commonwealth.
GERMANS DRIVEN BACK FOUR
MILES ON IMPORTANT FRONT
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Lens is Fast Being Hemmed In and St Quentin's
Fall Immyient—Germans Being Swept from
Loos Sector Far Beyond Arras.
total* 1*1« in
(By Associated Press)
British asaults have broken four miles more
of the German front in the important sector at ■
Arras Bamlefield.
The Hindenburg Line has been riddled on the
northern end, Lens is fast being hemmed in and
the British forces are sweeping the Germans Ivan
the Loos sector far to the southeast of Arras.
Correspondents repprt every indication of the ;
continuing German retirement, the Teutons being
hard pressed Fires and explosions are observed in
their rear.
The fall of St Quentin also seems imminent
The French are close on the South, Paris today
announces that the French guns are hammering
al_ qa v /•._ ~ m
QUentUI defenses.
J I* to I*
British Headquarters in France,
tjkpril 14—The British last night broke
the German front for a distance of
four miles. The Germans are fight
ing as they retreat from Loos south
ward, being hard pressed. Advance
posts were pushed well toward Queant
and Prononville, important points in
the German defense.
GERMAN FRONT BROKEN.
' (By Associated Press)
TURKS ARE DEFEATED.
(By Associated Press)
London, April 14—The Turks are in
retreat in Mesopotamia after a battle '
in which they suffered heavy losses
the hands of the British the war office
announces today.
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MORE TOWNS CAPTURED. !
(By Associated Press)
London, April 14—The village of
Fayet, a mile northeast of St. Quen
to
to
GREENWOOD LIGHT ARTILLERY
TO BE MUSTERED IN MONDAY
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Whirlwind Campaign Today to Secure Nine
Men Necessary to Complete Personnel of the
Battery—Three Yesterday.
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At last the day is at hand. The hour
has been set and everything has been
placed in readiness for the mustering
in of the Greenwood Battery of Light
Artillery! Monday night is the time,
There will be no disappointments this
time. The men signed up are in to
stay and can not be called back by any
orders from Washington or otherwise
es happened to the Battery twice
before.
Despite hardships and discourageing
results the Battery has been virtually
completed. Twice ready to be mus
tered in and twice given a back-set
that would have been the death knell
to efforts in any other town except
Greenwood, the Battery will be mus
tered in next Monday night with a
full quota of men, due entirely to the
efforts of half a dozen young men
who have backed the movement for the
organization of the Battery.
Captain Albert C. Metis talked to
Adjutant General Eric C. Scales of
the Mississippi National Guard over
the phone yesterday and the Gener
al told him to rush the completion of
enlisting and to have all in readiness
to
GETTING BUYER AND SELLER
TOGETHER.
Mr. R. M. Maer, of Columbus, an
agricultural and live stock expert who
is exerting his efforts in behalf of the
Southern Railway to elevate condi
tions among the people along its lines
by bringing buyer and seller together
and by building up the live stock in
dustry was in Greenwood yesterday
for a few hours and while here paid
The Daiy Commonwealth a very ap
preciated call.
Mr. Maer'a department helps' the
planter with something to sell to find
a market and visa versa. Any pro?
dues or live Stock to be sold can be
listed with his department. Ariÿthing
desired can also be listed and each
class is advised whers- they can find
either purchaser or vendor.
This is a system which the South
ern Railway he* been wori.'ng on and
improving several
worked woiderfully
rs and it has
year
well
and great rv
to I* to
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tin has been captured by the British
after a sharp fight according to the (
war office; ft^bstmcemehtB. Importent
positions at the Ascension farm and
Gran Priel farm east of Leverguinr
was also taken. In the direction of
Vimy the British have taken Lachaud
iere and enemy positions between
Givenchy Engohlle and Angres. Prag
ress was made north of the Bapaume
Gambrai road.
AGENTINA EXCITED.
(By Associated Press)
Buenos Aires, April 14—AgauHBa
' continues today to be 'greatly aroused
stiver the. reported jjp£ng qf ,thft A$r, ^
gentine sailing ship Pretégido, by a
German submarine. President Nacion
counsels the people to be calm in the
! presence of the grave events. Etiete
Nation, of Argentina, condemns the
act as criminal and says the govem
ment must adopt a warlike attitude.
[ Monday night to muster in. The Gen
eral stated further that the Battery
probably would he called to camp
sometime within the next few weeks,
probably within as many days.
When all was in readiness several
weeks ago to muster in the Battery
the business people of the town had
made arrangements to give the Bat
tery a banquet at the Hotel Irving,
The money secured at that time was
held by the committee getting it tip
to be used when the Battery should
be mustered in. This fund is available
an dthe committee is understood to be
making every arrangement for a com
plete and elaborate feast for the pa
triotic boys on Monday night. Tho
band will be present at the banquet
and will enliven the gathering with
patriotic and other tunes,
A whirlwind campaign is being made
today by the members of the Battery
in an effort to secure the nine men
j necessary to complete the personnel
of the organisation. It will no doubt
prove successful and when the sun
sets this, afternoon the Battery will
be complete, more, than likely.
suits have been seen from It where
it has been tried out more conclusive
iy
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SHE DESERVES THE BEST.
Give her Elmer's Chocolates.
WIGGINS' DRUG STORE, Agente.
STOLEN—$100.00 REWARD.
A pair of mules were atoleB
from my plantation at Sidoa.
Miss., on April 10th, 1917. They
are 16 hands high; both iron
gray, one a Uttle lighter than
the other; both hone undent
medium flesh; 9 or 10 yean old;
trim made, with no Uemiahean.
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$100.00 reward will bffmdd
information loading to tnatrro*
covery, and the apprehension
the thief, or thiovoa.
Phono S80S or 3002 Grata*
hr
of
.. ;•
wood
or
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DR. W.W.
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