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> THE DAILY » ' *t, ASSOCIATED PRESS UNION ASSOCIATED f —— SUBSCRIPTION: GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON EXCEPT SUNDAY XL r GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TUESDAY AFTERNOON. APRIL 17, 1917. 1-NUMBER 196. V U-BOAT ATTACKS A U. S. DESTROY tatatatatata tatatatatata -■ nr f 5 hhhkitiK M ssm m French Drive Germans Back over a Long Front, Killing 100,000 ■ * HUNDRED THOUSAND GERMANS KILLED AND TAKEN BY FRENCH 7 Teutons Driven Back from Two to Two and a Half Miles Over Forty Mile Front—Desperate Counter Attacks Made. (By Associated Press) L Paris, April 17—Germany suffered ! another crushing blow yesterday on • the western front when forty miles of the strongest part of her line was I wrested from her with an estimated loss of one hundred thousand killed wounded and prisoners. All of France hails the victory as a brilliant demon stration of the skill of the generals and the courage of the troops. Re ports say that the forces on the great western front are now joined along t front close to a hundred and fifty miles long, more than one third of the mighty line from Switzerland to the According to latest news the Ger are bombarding the lost trench furiously. Counter attack after counter attack was delivered. The struggle was particularly fierce in the region of Caronne but the French have so far managed to hold their gains. The French advance averages a depth of two or two and a half miles beyond the German first line position which was composed of lines of five to six trenches, one behind t another. mans es GREAT BATTLE IN PROGRESS. (By Associated Press) Berlin, April 17—One of the great eat battles of the mighty war is in progress on the River Aisne, the war office announced today. Artillery fire . which continued today, levelled posi-, tions and produced wide, deep craters, rendering obstinate defense impossi ble.' The fighting is no longer against a line but over deep and irregular but fortified zone. "The battle swayed backward and forward around the foremos^ positions. Our object being ! if war material is lost to spare the lives of the forces and inflict heavy ; sanguinary losses and thus decisive-, tatetatatataimwtatatatatatatatata STIRRING SCENES MARK MUSTER OF THE ARTILLERY LAST NIGHT tatatatatata Only Three of the Men Signed Up Failed to Be Present—Two of Those Sick—Report for First Drill Thursday Night (total* tatol* The crowning event of months of hard work came last night when the was mustered in at the Court House with one hundred and thirty six men signed up and one hundred and thirty three present. Two of the members were in the hospital and the other just failed to be there. Major W. C. t O'Ferrall, of Laurel was the muster-, ing officer. | This Battery is really the result of initial efforts made by Major O'Ferrall, who while doing recruiting work here suggested its organization end exerted his strength and influ *nce toward getting the movement started. It was he who at a mooting I of the Business League last fall ex-1 plained the organization and urged a Battery for Greenwood. He was alone instrumental in gatting the move on its feet. It was Major O'Ferrall who 1 (total* Greenwood Battery of Light Artillery came to Greenwood to attend the first public meeting in the interest of the Battery, called several months after the Businen League had given its en dorsement to the movement, and the members of Battery C, as well as the good people of Greenwood are glad that it was Major O'Ferrall who linod the boys up last night and officially accepted them into the state's ser vice. As one boy said lait night; "We wouldn't have felt like we were mustered in if Major O'Ferrall had not done it." Following tha successful efforts of Major O'Ferrall to get the organisa tion of tha Battery started the actual. work of organisation was undertaken | by Captain A. C. Mette, who with the aieiitance of Moiin. Harry Hulen, 1 , Mtatatatatatatatatata NELSON TO TRY TO REGAIN TITLE. 8 t. I «oui», Mo., April 17—(By Un ion Associated Press)—Battling Nel •00 I« to have a chance to regain tho lightweight title, but in order to do • 0 , he will have to knock out Freddie Welch, when they meet in % ton-round _* ly weaken the enemy. This was ach ieved," the statement says. COUNTER ATTACKS REPULSED. (By Associated Press) Paris, April 17—German counter at tacks in force in the region of Ailles and CouTcy were repulsed last night by the French according to the war office. Heavy losses were inflicted on the Germans. RAINS HAMPER BRITISH. (By Associated Press) London, April 17—The British made further advances in the neighborhood of Epehy last night, according to offi cial statements issued by the war of fice. Rain storms are hampering op erations. DRIVING TURKS BACK. (By Associated Press) ' London, April 17—British troops in Mesopotamia are continuing to ad - 1 vance up the Tigris in pursuit of the retreating Turks, it was officially an nounced today. They are more than seventy miles northwest from Bagdad, and within a mile and a half of Lsta bilat, where the Turks are expected to stand. GOT THIRTY SIXTH MACHINE. (By Associated Press) . Paris, April 17—During fighting yesterday Captain Guynener brought down his thirty sixth aeroplane, eleven persons were killed and twenty nine injured and considerable damage done the university buildings by an air raid on Freiburg. FREIBURG ATTACKED. (By Associated Press) Berlin, April 17—Official announce ments by the war department say that Raymond Reeves and J. L. Minor brought it to a successful termination The Municipal Band was on hand last night and rendered several pa triotic airs which were cheered to the echo by those present. Following the first selection Major O'Ferrall was in t troduced by Captain A. C. Metts, of the Battery and made a short address | in which he expressed much ( pleasure in being allowed the privilege of mus tering in the Battery. After some complimentary remarks regarding Greenwood he asked Mr. J. L. Minor to call the roll, each man answering to his name and coming to the front. I The men were lined up double file across the front of the platform and a was addressed by Major O'Ferrall in a short but much appreciated talk. He stressed the fact that this was not 1 times of play but ml work. He de dared that this is . war. He compli mented Greenwood upon her showing and complimented the Battery upon having such a man as Captain Metts to lead the organization. He then called on Mr. G. A. Wilson. Mr. Wilson complimented the Bat tery upon its fine showing, declared that he would love to go along, told the boys that they were patriots and stated that he knew if Battery C, got into'an engagement the people of tatol* last night. Greenwood would have a victory to celebrate. Captain Metts told 'the men that they would report for their flret drill Thursday night at eight o'clock, the | place to report to be announced »ter. dismissed by Mr. The Battery 1 Minor. decisionless contest before the Furuteg^ City A. C. here tonight Welsh ia to raçeive a guarantee of $2,000 end die toted,no decision and the Mferee, who ic*to be Ed Smith, of Chicago. Nd* dedans that ha ia In champion ■hip form, having recently knocked ont Pierce Matthews » cracking food flgbtir, in ilfht round». J was son TO PASS TODAY WAR FUND BILL Senate Expected to Pass Measure Be fore Adjournment—Little Oppo sition is Shown. (By Associated Press) Washington, April 17—The debate on the seven billion dollar war revenue bill began in the Senate today.« Pas sage of the measure before edjourn ment for the day virtually without opposition is expected. As soon as the bill is disposed of Democratic leaders in the Senate hope to take up the measure for raising a large army. -o FOOD COMMITTEE MET YESTERDAY I Meetings to Be Held in Each of the Five Beats of County and Reports to be Made April 25tK There was an important meeting held yesterday afternoon of the com mittees on Food and Feed Supply from the five supervisors districts of Leflore County appointed by Chair man Whittington in accordance with the resolution adopted at the mass meeting held at the Court House on April 13th. Eleven of the fifteen be ing present. Mr. Riley Elyof Itta Bena was made chairman. W. H. Hays was re quested to act as secretary. Others present were Messrs. Chas. L. Townes, Jno. Erskine ,Ed Jones, W. S. Wing field, S. F. Jones, W. L. Craig, Arch Peteet, W. T. Rich, W. G. Poindexter, W. A. Swift. a 1 Mr. S, F. Jones asked that he be excused from serving on account of high water conditions at his planta tion demanded his entire time. Chair man Whittington appointed in his stead Mr. W. R. Bell. Motion by Mr. Erskine seconded and adopted that the beat committees call meetings in their Beats at once and from time to time for the purpose of urging the planting and producing of increased food and feed supply and to obtain information as to prospects and conditions to the full committee of fif teen which will meet in the Business League room in Greenwood at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 26th, 1917, for fur ther conference. For Beat No. 1. Mr. C. L. Townes will,call meeting and designate time and place. For Beat No. 2, Mr. John Erskine will do likewise. For Beat No. 8 , Mr. Arch Peteet will arrange j publicity. Fer Beat No. 4, Mr. W. T. Rich will give the call publicity. For Beat No. 5, Mr. W. A. Swift of Swif town, Mr. Douglass Robinson of Sidon, a nd Mr. W. G. Poindexter, of Morgan, w fii a rrange three separate meetings a t the points named in that beat, ! Mr. O'Neal, the County Demonstra tor, was present by invitation and requested to render all the aid pqs sible to the cause and will attend all the Beet meetings that he can reach. All those present were much inter es ted and indication point to an enor j^etic progressive campaign for more f 00 d and feed in Leflore, ■ — 0 ■ - SLIGHT RISE IN RIVER. , q m Xenth of a Foot During Twenty p ottr Hours Ending This Morning. j f this section and the hill section «b ac )t 0 f Memphis" escape from fur ther heavy rainfall within the next f ew dayg the flood crest in the Yazoo Rj ver has been reached, according to those who are conversant with the r j ver g jtuation in this section. The rjge here in t he Yazoo River for the in twenty* four heurs ending at seven o'clock this morning was one tenth of a foot, or one and one fifth inches. The température has changed and now haa a genuine spring feeling. Yesterday the highest recorded was 82 degrees, the loweet 53 degrees and this piorning it was 61 degrés. The weather man still promises unsettled weather. PARLIAMENT RECONVENES. London, April 17—(By Union Asso c is ted Prêts)— Parliament reconvenes today, following the customary East er recess. Important reports gather #rom tbc front ginc# ^ adjourn . me|lt wl „ ^ prgggnted . vital linen c(> | | t ^| g ] g ^ on w m Mon be presented to ^ Houm , t , g g teted, new developments having 9 ^ of the willingness of the'yeen ^^4 states to make further loans 1 ^ ^ »j]i n< , ...... , , COTTON, GRAIN AND PROVISIONS: New York Closed Unchanged and New Orleans wts Fire Points Down Today—Spots Unchanged. The New York cotton market closed unchanged today and New Orleans was five points down. Spots were un changed on both markets. Sales 846 bales. Open High Low cios« ciom X ml SS S'S 5'S X oct. 18.58 18.69 18.55 18.68 18.67 Dec 18.61 18.71 18.58 18.70 18 70 Closed unchanged New York Spot. 20.50. NEW YORK MARKET. NEW ORLEANS MARKET. Prev. Open High Low Close Close May 19.21 19 29 19.16 19.27 19.82 July 18.95 19.08 18-94 19.05 19-10 Oct 18.00 18.17 IT 99 18.16 18.17 Dec 18.08 18.24 18.07 18.23 18.24 Closed 5 down. New Orleans Spots 19.81. Sales 846. * 2 36 1-42 6 8 671-8 Close Prev.Cloeo 37.42 ' 21.10 19,35 19.85 - 35.4 feet | - - 0.1 feet J. H. STEPHEN, Local Obaerver. from Minnesota to New York and 1 from Florida to Texas. It has been 1 found to yield a very superior product when properly smoked. Experiments ' being made with a view to ob taining a product which would appeal to the trade and consumers both through its appearance and its quality. j 1866—Quebec made the seat of gov ernment of upper and lower Canada., 1878—Fifteen thousand cotton mill operatives In Lancashire were on I 1904—Attempt made to aasaseinate Premier Maura of Spain. 1916—British Foreign Office issued a statement announcing a settlement a of the cases of the Chicago meat pack- al LIVERPOOL MARKET. Close. Prev. Close .12.26 12.42 May-June .... July-Aug. ... Sept-OcL .... Spots 12.72 Sales 7000. 12.29 12.12 11.90 11.69 CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. Close Prev. Close WHEAT-May CORN-May... . OATS-May. 2.24 3-4 . 1.38 1-4 ,64 5-8 4 - ::t" "p - - CHICAGO PROVISIONS. PORK-May.36.40 LARD-May. RIBS-May.... 20.70 NEW YORK COTTON OIL MARKET Close. 15.54 16.54 Prev. Cloee. 15.19 May 1680 Acg. THE WEATHER Forecast Mississippi—Fair tonight and prob ably Wednesday. « UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WEATHER BUREAU. April 17, 1917. Local Data, Greenwood, Miss. For the 24 Hours Ending at 7 A. M. Temperature: Highest - 82 degrees Lowest At 7 a. m. - 61 degrees 0.00 inches 52 degrees Precipitation - - River Stage,7 a.m - Change in 24 hours -0 A PLACE IN THE SUN FOR THE DOGFISH. Washington, April 17—( By Union Associated Press)—Higherto regard ed as worthless and unworthy of presevation, the bowfln, generally known throughout the Mississippi bas in as fresh water dogfish, is to be tak en under the wing of the government. This fish is found abundantly in the Great Lakes and in the sluggish wat ers are now ■ APRIL 17 IN HISTORY. strike, I House passed bill doubling the cad et corps at West Point - 9 - TODAY'S BIÔTHDAY HONORS. Congratulations go today to: Unitgd stateg Senator Willard Saulsbury, of ' Delaware, -fifty-six the'yeen old. Hon. William R. Day, asMclata Jus tic« of tha United State* Supreme . ! ers. 'GOOD ROAD MEET AT BIRMINGHAM Delegaten from Forty States Present for Meeting of Association—Bank head Opens. (By Associated Press) Birminghan, April 17—Delegates from forty states are present at the fifth annual session of the United States Good Roads Association which opened here today. United States ( senator Bankhead of Alabama deiiv- j "f Arkansa * imiir AruiruDC IyLyV UI f lLcilO ___ _ __ . FÖR B. LEAGUE I Messrs. T. H. Baird, W. M. Hamner, G. A. Wade, W. H. Hays and R, C, King Elected. At a called meeting pf the Business ] League last night at 7:48 new officers for the ensuing year were elected. Mr. E. R. Mc 8 hane, who has served as president for three terms, having declined to permit his name to be con sidered for re-election, Mr. T. H. Baird was unanimously chosen to fill that place. Hon. W. M. Hamner was elected First Vice-President, Mr. G. A. Wade, Second Vice-President, Mr. W. H. Hays, Secretary and Mr. R. C. King, Treasurer. The new President was instructed by a resolution adopted on motion of General 8. 8. Keesler to appoint a committee of five on providing a mar ket In Greenwood for products of the ■farm, other than, cotton, this commit-, tee to report their recommendations at an early date. ' Prior to the election the minutes of the provious meeting were read and adopted and the report of the auditing committee was read and adopted as follows: "To the Board of Directors, Green wood Business League, "Gentlemen:—Vour Auditing Com mittee beg to report that they have eaeh month audited the accounts, ex amined the vouchers, compared the balances as shown by the Secretary with those of the depository, the Bank of Commerce, and find them correct in every particular. The accounts are kept in a neat and orderly manner, a showing amounts received and from ed whom received; receipted voucher properly authorised and ehecks for all moneys paid are always onhand; each month's vouchers and checks being kept on file in separate envelopes properly designated for convenient so reference; cash properly balanced and a summary each month showing at a glance the totals of collections, ex penditures and balance. The receipts do are new barely sufficient to meet ex penditures, During January 1917, $200.00 was paid the Hicks Smith Co., successors to the Greenwood Hoop and Lumber Co. as per contract with the latter, the League agreeing to pay that amount towards their ground rent for five years, providing their labor pay roll should amount to $ 12 , 000.00 or more per annum, subsequently con firmed to the Hicks Smith Co., their successors for the balance of the per iod, three years, the Greenwood Hoop and Lumber Co., having failed during the first two years to show an expen diture of $12,000.00 for labor. The Hicks Smith Co. showed about $14, 000.00 for labor and a total expendi ture for labor, logs, repairs to mill, etc., of about $45,000.00. The average balance until the above payment for past three years was around $900.00. At the end of March it is $753-36, of this amount $300.00 will have to be expended soon in compliance with agreement with Churchill-Milton Lum her Co. when their plant is ready to begin operating, which will reduce the balance to that extent. The member ship list indicates that there are a large number of persona in Green wood who are not members that should ship committee be appointed to make a vigorous convas to secure addition al members so that the burden of ex-, pense may he borne by a gffiater number of pereone. . "Respectfully submitted, W. M. PETEET, H. L. DeLOACH, Auditing Committee." tie a are but be. We recommend that a member Court, sixty-eight years old. Hon. Willis Van DevgjiK^ agg0 . elate juetlce of U» u. S. Supreme court. 6 $ year» old today, GERMAN SUBMARINE FIRES ON U.S. DESTROYER IN AMERICAN WATERS tatatatatata Attack Occurred One Hundred Miles South of New York and Indicates that Blockade of American Ports Has Begun. jt y (By Associated Press) Washington, April 17—A German submarine today fired on the United States destroyer Smith one hundred miles south of New York. The pres ? nc . e of enemy submersibles in American waters indicates that the threatened German submarine blockade of the American Atlantic ports has be gMl. The submarine when sighted by the Smith was sunning, apparently submerged. The sub mersible fired a torpedo at the destroyer which it missed thirty yards. The wake of the torpedo was plainly seen crossing the bow. The submarine disappeared. I* ta «a Re M ta SEAL WIRELESS OUTFITS. . driven on a reef March seventeenth near Spezia, Italy, after being shelled Boston, April 17—Naval authorities and torpedoed by a German subina announced today that wireless appar- rine, according to passengers from the atus on ships entering port in the dis- , Karmala who arrived here today. All trict will be sealed while the vessels , on board escaped, are in port. _ (By Associated Press) Washington, D. C., April 17—Be lievers in agricultural preparedness are signing in large numbers through out the South a pledge binding the signer to do his part to increase the food supply of the country in order to provide for the needs of our army ant i our allies. The pledge originated a t the Memphis conferences conduct ed by Carl Vrooman, the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. It reads as follows: , "in view of the pressing military necessity of increassing the food pro-1 duction of the South and the nation so as to release food for our army a n d our allies in our common strug gie against Prussian autocracy and militarism, I hereby pledge myself to do my bit as follows: «I w ju New York, April 17—The British steamship Marmala, a passenger ves DRIVEN ON A REEF. (By Associated Press) sei owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., was FARMERS WILL DO THEIR PART Pledge Binding Signer to Grow Food Stuffs is Being Signed by Hun dreds in South. ! i Reports from the South indicate that the enthusiasm for the work is widespread and that formal meetings and speeches are followed by informal conferences among the farmers to set tie on some one definite thing to be gin on at once. That the South can produce much more food than it has been doing has been for some years a cardinal principle among agricul tural leaders, but the war has brought this truth home to the people. They are now determined to produce not only enough food for their own wants, but a surplus to aid in meeting the '(Name) '(Address) situation. Take The Daily Commonwealth. MOLES AND HORSES I have a Car-load of first-class Mules and Saddle Horses for sale cheap. Come and take a look at theme Äi -v ■ m ' Sam balkin. SCHLATER MISS. ■ V: It, l mm ■ DfehiklklklktihhHiaMaiKRMMl (By Associated Press) Nashville, April 17—Bishop Byrnes, of the Diocese of Tennessee, today is sued an address calling upon all Cath olics in the state to contribute their share to "carry forward the great war to a successful termination." -o May Contracts Down Twelve Cento , and Corn Off Ten Cento, (By Associated Press) Chicago, April 17—Wheat fell 12 cents a bushel and corn ten cento to- day. Provisions were off a dollar, This was a result of Canada making possible importation of wheat from the United States. _ TROUBLE AT BEUNOS AIRES. (By Associated Press) Beunos. Aires, April 17—Supporters of the Allies and advocates of neutral ity clashed last night during a street persons were demonstration. Several injured. CALLED TO FLAG Tennessee BMiop Urges Them to Con tribute Their Part to Make War a Great Success. BREAK IN WHEAT. ! i PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION. Colored People of Greenwood and Le flore County to Meet at Court Houee Tonight. The colored people of Greenwood and Leflore County will have a pa triotic demonstration and meeting at the Court House tonight at eight o'clock. This meeting was first plann ed for last night and all arrangements had been made but owing to the mus taring of the Battery of Artillery the meeting was postponed until tonight, About two hundred colored people were present at the mustering last night, being there for the other m$et ing. It is expected that several thousand will be present to take part in the demonstration tonight. Several speak ers have been secured. The Big Six Band will be present.